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What the Sensation is When
Aeronaut Cuts Away
In Parachute -
Drop to Earth.
That anything unusual br out of
the ordinary would occur in connec
tion with the balloon ascension at the
fair grounds yesterday was not known
to the fair management, the newspa
pers or any of the public. But it was
unusual and decidedly out df the or
dinary. In fact, there were but twc
people in all Augusta who knew of
any idea of a change in the balloon
program, up to within a very few
minutes before the time scheduled
for the ascension, then a third party
was taken into confidence by Mr.
Broadwik, the balloonist, when he
told the chairman, of the amusement
committee of the fair grounds, and
that made confidential.
The regular announcement, as per
the contract with the fair people was
that Mr. Broadwick would make the
ascent and dead parachute drop of
500 feet before the big umbrella af
fair opened after leaving the balloon
That's what thousands of people ex
peeted to see as a part of the after
noon program, and what many of
iem went to the fair grounds ex
pressly to see. Had there been any
intimation of what was to take place
there would have been more people
beyond a doubt, but the treat came
in the surprise.
The balloon and trapeze were pre
pared as usual for and by Mr. Broad
wick and absolutely nothing indicatei
that he would not go up. But, withir
less than five minutes, in fact hardly
more than two minutes, before the
big bag ascended, and only after ev
.erything was complete and ready, a
young Augustan, who had never be
fore had more to do with a balloon
than watch the bag go into the ai
or interview the balloon man, peelei
off his coat and vest, took a seat or
the trapeze, the guy ropes were re
leased and the big air machine moun
ted towards the clouds with Willian
B. Seabrook, a member of the Au
gusta Chronicle staff.
There-were some hundreds of peo
ple in ghe fair grounds who knew hin
personally, and who were surprise<
to amazement, but not more was
Stheir irprise than that of his asso
ciates in The Chronicle office, wh<
had had not the slightest inkling of
what was "coming off.''
How the ase-ent and descent wer4
made, and the sensations experienee<
are told in Mr. Seajbrook's owi
Up in a Balloon.
(By W. B. Seabrook.)
How 'does it feel to make a ballooi
Sascension and parachute drop?
Such was the gist of a thousant
questiohs hulred at an amateur wh<
nig4de his fi-st voyage among 't1<
clouds from the Georgia-Carolina fai
grounds yesterday afternoon. Not al
altogether* easy query to answer; fo
sensations are better experience
It was a glorious ride. Its thrillin
joy is beyond the reach of imagina
tion because the actuality upsets froi
the first moment all the notions pre
viously held as to what it must b
like to dangle in mid-air on a trapez
-bar no bigger than a broom-stick
Pwith three-quarters of a mile of em;
ty space to stretch your leg's in.
In the first place, I had perfec
confidenee in Broadwick. He is
steady, level-headed fellow, wit
twenty years of aeronautic experi
enee. Last Tuesday I made friend
with him and asked if he could al
range to put me up on one of his ba
loans, some favorable day later i
the week. Finding that the reques
was made seriously, he willingly a:
sented and immediately went abo.
teaching me the rudiments of his sei
sational and fascinating profession.
Yesterday morning we "doped up
our arrangements for the afternool
It was to .be a double ascension an
I was to ride one of the bags wit
P)roadwick 's own parachute, whi:
Fred E. Rube, a well-known your
professiona? . onaut in Broadwiek
*mploy was to ride the other.
At four o 'cloc-k the fires were ligh
ed and the canvas began to belly
the wind, as the blasts 6f hot air Lil
ed the ba2s. Bouth swellea ruvpjil at
a:id vest. IIe helpeYd me with ti
le-preserver, which was to be woi
as a precaution in case'the parachu
descended in the canal or river, at
I stepped into the trapeze, holdir
the ropes as he had taugrht me.
Just then the other ballooni, wh
had been scorched, burst and collap
ea oer the fire. so it was impossib
iustruetions, I ran a few steps to
ward thE rising bag, holding the rig
ing taut. Then my feet were gent
ly swung off the earth, and withou
the slightest jerk I found myself ii
midair. The band was playing, peopl
were yelling and waving their handE
all their faces turned upward, and i
seemed that I was hanging station
ary a coupie of hundred feet abov
them. Then they began to get .;mal
ler without seeming to move furthe
away. The race traek looked lik
somebody's small back yard and th
main fairbuilding like a hen-house.
Smaller and smaller they becam
and I knew although there was searce
ly any sensation of motion thate
must be going nearly straight upwari
at an immense rate of speed.
Where was that sick "unsettle
inside'" feeling one always experi
ences in elevators, and which I ha
imagined was going to partially spoi
the fun? It was absolutely abseni
There was no dizziness, scarcely an;
feeling of movement, except an inde
scribable floating in the mist of :
perfect calm. But things below kep
getting smaller and smaller, and th
distance I could see 12 every diree
tion began to widen proportionallb
The entire ;anseape seemed compose
of little geometrie splotche of coloi
all of either shades. The r'ver seer
ed a strip of heavy burnished cor
per wire, stretching away to hazy ir
finity in both directions. Housei
mills, whole solid blocks of building
in Augusta, looked like children'
A Beautiful World.
What a beautiful world! But b
some peculiar mental freak I seeme
in those three or four minutes t
have lost my identity with the seen
below. The houses I saw were reall
toys. The river was but a strip o
shining wiie, the fields no more tha
squares of boundless cheeker-boar<
Why, it was-a't even so real as tha
it was a picture, a painted panorami
a kindergarten landscape. I wasn
high in the air at' all, I was in anotl
er world that had no position i
space, either high or' low, relative t
the little picture that looked so prei
ty and unreal. I did .not feel th
dizziness that often comes wit
height because I had absolutely lo~
the mental conception of height.
In this dream I had forgotten a
about Broadwick. the balloon, th
fargounas5, myslf. everyting. B~
when I heard his revolver pop one
and then g. sec'ond time I recollecte
that he had told me he would sign:
in that way the time when I reace
a suffieient altitude to begin lookin
for a place to make the parachut
Of course, the spell once broken,
came back to reality with a rusi
took a -firmer grip on the rope
squinted upward at the ballon, an
with this sudden relav4ion of m
forgotten position came Te first at
only moment of fright I experience
'during the entire trip. In a second
The air at that altitude is absolut
l pure, and just sufficiently rare to I
exhilirating. The sky is bluer b
Scause it is seen undimmed by the du
-that hovers just above the earth ar
obscures ordinary vision. This san
Sdust gave to the circle of the horiz<
a border of gorgeous color, whi<
e hanged to brilliant flame at ti
point where the sun was dropping t
ward the hills.
But Broadrwick, on whose judi
ment and equipmen?t I had risked n
neck, had given his signal, and it' w;
Stime to "cut,'' that is to part coi
pany from the balloon and trust
luck and the parachute.
I felt a decided hesitancy in cor
tplying with this part of fhe progra:
-Mv teacher had told me the chute w
*triged to dro.p three hundred feet li
-a bullet before openn. That wc
red me some. But I got a good gr
on the parachute ring above my hea
1.settled into the little trapeze seat, ai
hLoose From the Balloon.
eThe bottom seemed to drop out
geverything. For less than a fraeli<
'5of a second I felt tiny wind curre:
trickling upw\ard~ just behind r
ears. almost. like watir. Then t
nchute flared' wide and with a sha
1-jerk caught the air. After that
slute saifety lay ahecad.
eThe chute soon neared the ear
.dand made direetly for a b ig elump
pine trees. Thanks to Proadwiel
in the A. B. C'. of halioonineg I nw
li -ed to Iteer~ cla of ais tra21
3-only to find the Augunsta canal h:
e tening upward to clasp me to:
de m the liud o1 a 1ou1p Iiel.
- A little later when I showed up at
- the fairground my friend Broadwick
- extended a grimy paw and told me
t it had been a suecessful ascent. I
i then learned that I had gone two
a thirds of a mile high. With a grin,
my partner also imparted the infor
t mation that he had put me on his
- 500 foot drop chute instead of the
a 300 one. The drop was longer, but
- t:he chute surer, he said. In that
r drop of five hundred feet, absolute
e ly the only sensation, mental or phy
e sical. had been a slight tickling about
STATE BANK EXAMINER
SAYS FINANCES ARE SAFE
The Banking Institutions of ThiF
I State aie Reported to Be in
- Splendid Condition - For
I Sake of Convenience He
I The State.
t Mr. Lee G. Holleman, the state
e bank examiner, was very much pleas
- ed 4o learn in The State yesterday ol
the action of the South Carolina
bankers' recommending the issue ol
elearing house certificates by Colum
bia and Charleston.
"I believe that it will give us the
~ circulating medium we need jusi
' now." he said, "and therefore wil'
s relieve the situation entirely. I hav(
:no hesitancy in saying that the banks
of this state are in srlendid conditiol
and there is not the slightest dangei
7 of any trouble. The guara'ntee o
the credit of the Charleston and Co
lumbia banks would 'be behind sucl
e certificates and of course this is al
Y that is needed to make the papei
just as valuable as government mon
L "The banks in other sections hav
been taking the currency away and ft
order to move the cotton and in faci
to secure enough for the ordinar
everyday business it may becom<
anecessary to make currency more
0elastic. Therefore, I am very muel
~pleased with the action of the bank
e ers, and hope that Columbia ani
h Charleston banking institutions cat
tsee their way clear to comply.
'"The panie in the country will b
E over within 30 days. I believe tha
e matters are getting easier now, but i
.t will be fuilly 30 days before confi
e dence :s restoQred. And that is al
dthe panic means-lost confidence.''
d Popular Names for Girls.
g London Chronicle.
e In the eightsenth cenutry girl
were christened Sophia and Carolina
I in- the early nineteenth, Emma an<
1 Jane; a little later, Laura and Clara
9 then came a crop of Dorothys an<
d Marjories, who are now all callini
Y their own ba)bies in a reaction agins
d ''quaint'' Elizabeth. The names o
d men suffer no such emphatic fashions
it and yet -it is a pleasure to note tha
there are certainly no more youn;
3 men called Alf and Gus, as were th
r young men who walked with the crii
3 oline in the days of Leech. Good i~s th
at sound of John, through all change!
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n Excelsior Farmers' Union will mei
h at Excelsior school house on Frida;
e Novemiber 8, at 10 o'clock in th
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members is requested. There will 1
- business of importance.
ty John M. Schumpert,
to NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTIO]
Notice is hereby given that a D<
a- mocratic Primary Elect'ion will 1:
n held on Tuesday, November 26tl
S1907, in the Town of Newberry, S. C
e for Mayor and Aldermen to serve f
r- ore y;ear and Trustees of th*e Grad(
i Schools forWards 4 and 5 to serve f<
,d, two years. Said Primary Electioni
id cond'wed according to the rul<
and reg dlations of the Democrati
Party of the Town of Nexvberry, S. C
of the polls lo be opened at S o'clock
>~n . and to be closed at 4 o'clock p.
ts There will be a separate votir
37 preeinet in eaceh Ward as follows:
1e Ward 1. Council Chamber.
rPWard 2. Store of P>. F. Grillin
it ( s u.S
I- Tb: fllwin'r have >een appoint;
mnana2ers of said electioin:
thl Ward 1. F. M. Lindsey, J. H. Wi
of linzhiam. M. M. Satterwhite.
:'s WVard( 2. G. F. Longt, A. C. Wele
f- J.bn .\. Summer.
Ae Ward 3. Alex. Singleton, Warr<
is oe,Mark Mills.
tS jesw.A a m
:,ud U> the following setLiou
Rule 3. "The candidates receivir
the majority of all the votes east f<
the said offices of Mayor, Alderm(
and Truatees of the Graded Schoo
respectively at said election, shall I
declared the nominees of the Dem
cratic Party of the said town; provii
ed, that on or before 12 o'clock not
on Friday, November 22nd, 190
each of such candidates shall have le
a written statement with the Chai
man of the Executive 'Committee th;
he is a candidate and that he wi
abide the result of such election. I
vote shall be counted for any cand
date who has iot so pledged himself.
If no candidate, either for the o
flee of Mayor, or for Alderman,
for Trustee of the Graded Schools
a Ward shall have received a majo
ity of votes at such election a secoi
electio- for the nomination of a Ma
or, Alderman or Graded School Tru
tee, as the case may be, shall be he
on Friday, November 29th, 1907,
which second election only the tv
candidates who received the highe
vote at the former election shall 1
voted 'for: and in the event the
should be a tie at the second primaj
then a third primary shall be held
Monday, Deeember 2nd, 1907.
The candidates are assessed as
Trustee of Graded schools $2.00.
No pledge will be accepted fro
any candidate unless the proper a
sessment is paid at the time of fili
By Order of the Executive Commi
0. B. Mayer,
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WILE ON ALL RAILROADS.
g the Fair to call at 2428 Main street and seer
xhibit of Malone's Music House.
it at the fair grounds but at our store 1428 Main
ins to offer you.
~ataogus,price, and terms, to
We are jusi
E shipment of S
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M and second t<
- Spices of
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it The Fattest
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all who visit Columbia durir
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-Take Notice-We do not exhil
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