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BATTLE FLEET OFF.
Roosevelt Bids Farewell to the Migh
ty Dogs of War-Declares the
men are "Bully."
Sixteen hard hitting, steel belted
American battle ships, gun bristling
and burly of girth, but sparkling
white in their immaculate dressings
of peace, saihld away from their an
choraea in Hampton, off the Virgin
ia coast. on Moiiday. under the daz
zli,g sun of a cloudless winter sky on
their famous twin sea expedition of
14,000 miles along foreign shores and
changing climes to the west coast of
the United States. President Roose
^lt, on the bridge of his cruiser
at, the Mayflower, personally led
the magnificent four miles of fight
ing vessels during the first stage of
their journey. From the anchorage
ground in Hampton Roads to the
Horse Shoe Bend of Chesapeake Bay
his eagle crested flag of blue point
ed the way to the navy's new home
a. the G.2m Gate. Th n when the
. ..a...'s of th-> '% '.re visible
t as ..te wide swuag capes of
Virginia, 're arned a - aa, cm
ing to anche.,e, rev* .. :he pa+
ing pagea. '.
The bon of sa -iing a:tn'i~r
ma,eV the departure of tit. fleet
prese nh ug to thce people who watch
ed a spectacle they will reve: forget
and to the world at large the reality
of the trimmest, most thoroughly
equipped assemblage of first-class
battle ships ever gathered in com
There was not a ship in the line
old Fnough to have smelled the pow
der of Manilla or Santiago-stories
written scarce ten years ago in the
history of nations. All were modern
of design and armament.
The thrill of the beautiful marine
picture was felt .until the last wind
blown spiral of smoke was lost on
Arrival of the President.
The sailing of the fleet was pre
ceded by a reception on the deck of
the Mayflower, which shortly after 8
lo'ciock steamed into the centre
of the anchored fleet. The
president warmly greeted the four
admirals and the sixteen commanding
offieers of the fleet as they climbed
up the starboard gangway of the
yachi. He had a word of confi
dence and well-wishing for all, but
made no formal address.
The inspiring sight of the~ vessels
gaily dressed at anchor and. waiting
the .word to go put the president in
rare good spirit-s. While the May
flower was coming 'into position and
waiftig for the reception to begin
the jresident paced rapidly up and
down the decks, anxious to obtain a
view, of the great double squadron
from every possible xfantage point.
"I)id >oii ever sde such a fleet?
Andl such a day? Isn't it magnificent ?
Oueltn 't we all to fell proud?'' ex
olaimed the presicdent. In the midst
of the reception to the higheriofficers
he( sent for the coxswain of the
iLouisiana 's launch and through him
dispatched a special message of
greeting to that ship's crew. When
the surprised and embarrassed cox
swain. Seaman William Chandler,
had been presented to Mrs. Roose
-velt. as well as to the president and
had again clambored into his launch
the president said to those about
"I tell you our enlisted men are
everithing. They are perfectly bul
ly anid they are up to everything re
quired of them. This is indeed a
great fleet and a great day."
- -Reception on the Mayflower.
Admiral Evans. commander-in
chief of the departing fl?et,. was the
first of the flag officers to be piped
over the side of the Mayflower. He
ihurried to where the president stood
waiting and, bringing his right hand
to saluting position, paid his formal
respects and gave his personal as
surance that the ships of his com
mand were ready for their trip to
the other side of the hemisphere.
President Roosevelt acknowledged
the calute with lifted hat andi accept
ed the formal words of greeting as
-stiffly as they were uttered. T.hen,
with the brief ceremony ended, he
grasped Admiral Evan's hand and
gave it the heartiest of shakes. The
two conversed together informally
for a moment or two until other ar
riving flag and commanding officers
set the reception into full swing.
When Admiral Evans was about to
take his leave'and get the fleet un
der way the president followed him,
to the gangway and then called him
-aside for nearly five minutes of
ea i nest consultation.
In parting with the officers of the
flret President Roosevelt was wholly
in formal and each had a warmi handi
el s . a raspofteuifrd
P resijdent Roosevelt 's party on the
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, Secretary of
the Navy and 31rs. lietcalf, the As
sistant Secretary of the Navy and
Mrs. Newberry, Rear Admiral W. H.
Brownson, chief of the bureau of
navigation, and Mrs. Brownson, Rear
Admiral and Mrs. Cowles and Lieut.
Commander and Mrs. Sims.
The navil dispatch boat Dolphin
with a party of Congressmel on
board also participated in the re
The Get Away Signal.
The last good-bye hal been said,
the president's last wishes of good
luck had been uttered. Suddenly the
signal yards of the Connecticut flash
ed the message. "Get under way,
immediately following the motions of
the flag ship." Orders volleyed from
eaeh vessel's bridge. They were ecn
veyed by warning bells to the engine
rooms through the musical notes of
half a score of bugles. Dressing
lines were hauled in and as they
tumbled to the deck the ships were
robbed of gala attire.
With the departure of the officers
the Mayflower proceeded to get un
derway almost at once so as to take
her place at the head of the formi
dable column and lead the way to
the reviewing waters off Thimble
Shoal light house, ten miles out in
the Chesapeake Bay. As the May
flower retreated down the war ship
lane each vessel she passed manned
the rail with the jackets, all of whom
stood at attention.
The Connecticut, head of the col
umn, and the other ships of the first
division, the Ka,isas, the Vermont
and the Louisiana, were the first to
get theii' anchors folded on their
bows. One by one the armorclads
hoisted their position pennants to
the fore truck, signifying that they
were ready to get under way.
The flag ships of each of the three
divisions subordinate to the first did
not hoist their pennants until the
last anchor chains of the immedats
command were stowed.
When at last all sixteen ships I
were in position, in single column,
natural order and distance, four hun
dred yards apart, the engine room
indicators far down in the depths of
the steel protected decks showed
"full speed ah!ad." For the pur
poses of this cruise full speed means
an easy pace of ten knots an hour.
The Fleet Moves.
The nresident 's yacht was well
down the bay when the battle ship
column began to move. Coming to
anchor near' the ''Tail of the Horse
Shoe;"' the Mayflower again let go
her anchors and stood by to review'
the Pacific-bound parade.
There was little time to wait be
fore the wide-girthed hull of ' the
Connecticut, glimmering white, show
'ed off the quarter rail. With Admiral
Evans 'on the after bridge, high
above the main deck, with the Union
Jack at the stem and a spotless new
American. flag fluttering from flag
staff to the stern, the Connecticut
presented a picture *which fairly
thrilled those who saw her.
The president lifted I-is hat and
the spontaneous cheer lhe voiced wvas
quickly taken up by others in his
party. From his position on the
Mayflower's bridge thre president had'
an uninterru.pted view of the entire
pageant. Abreast the presidential
yacht the Connecticut began her ser
ies of salutes.
Following in the wake of the Con
neticut and saluting in their turn,
with bands playing, drums rtifling
ad guns booming, the Kansas, the
Vemont and th& Louisiana steamed
by. the Mayflower. These four ships
are as nearly, alike as the naval ar
chitects and builders could make
them. They constituted the first die
vision, first squadron of the fleet.
Four hundred' yards astern of the*
Louisiana came the Georgia, flying
the .flag of. Rear Admiral W. H.
Emory and leading the four ships of
the second division, first squadron.
The details *of the passing of the
second squadron were the same as
t]ose sat by the Conneceticut and
followed by the other ships as they
came. Following the Georgia came
the New Jersey, the Rhode Island
and the Virginia.
The passing of the Virginia com
pleted the first squadron under com
mand of Admiral Evans. Next the
eight ships of the second squadron,
divided into the third division and
fourth jivisions of the fleet of four
ships~ each. The big Minrasota,
with Rear Admiral C. M. Thomas on
the bridige, led the squadron. Fol
lowing her came the Ohio, the Mis
souri and the Maine. The fourth
class of battle ships, looking back
ward in American naval history.
was founmd today in the Alabama and
te Illinois, and the two leading ships
i thme fourth division, second squad
m. ReC2r Admiral Sperry's flag
:dtbik main trjcik of the Alaba
Ima. The Abama and the Illinois
lis'lace only 11.552 tons, but they
ave a seedn ot' mor.e than '17 knots
and are rangeid as first-eiass battia
ships in everything except date of 1
The first and last class of ships
represented in the parade of the Pa
eific-bound fleet were the Kearsarge
and the Kentutky, the latter bring- i
ing up the rear of the line. The two I
ships were lannched in 189S, about 4
the time of the Sm iTla ineric'Ia n -
When the echoes of the saluting
cannon of the Kentucky had died
away across the waters the Connecti- ,
head of the column four i
miles away, had almost' reached the
capes, and the history-making jour
ney had begun in earnest.
CORTELYOU NO CANDIDATE.
Secretary of Treasury Says he Has a
Not Been Candidate for Any
thing but Popular Confidence. 1
Washington, December 17.-Secre- <
tary Cortelyon in a signed statement 1
given out tonight pronounces as un
qualifiedly false the current rumors
of the undue political activity of his
friends in forwarding a movement in
his interest. The secretary declares
that neither he nor his friends have
used their influence in behalf of any
candidate for the presidency and 2
that he has not been a candidate for I
anything but the confidence of the
people. He adds that should be i
hereafter be a candidate for any office
he will say so frankly. The state
December 17, 1907.-"I don'tj
know that I am called upon to make t
a statement-at this time. but in view <
of the various rumors in circulation .i
as to the alleged political activity of
friends of mine in my interest I will
say that I have not been a candidate
except for the confidence of the peo
ple in the discharge of my duties of
secretary of the treasury. I have
not in person nor have the friends
whose names have been mentioned
in this connection sought to iaflu
ence political movements in my in
terest. I have not nor have they us
ed any influence directly or indirect
ly to secure political support for or
against my candidacy for the presi
dency, and accusations that such has
been done are unqualifieday false.
In no office, in no one of three de
partments with which I have been
connected, have I authorized or per
mitted officials or employees to at-'
tempt to influence such movements
nor shall I do so. In common with
other citizens I h'ave decided views
as to policies and as to candidates,
but I. shall refrain from 'expressing
them until I believe it is proper for
me to do so. -Upon this statement I
am entirely content to leave the peo
pe 'to -'raw threii- own conclusions re
garding such rumors 'as those ~to
which I have referred. If, in the fu
tuie, I.should decide to be a can.di
date for any officee I shall be prepar
ed to say so frankly and state the
grounds upon which I ask for sup
port. In the meantime I shall try~ as
I have tried in the past to conduct
the treasury department for the
benefit' of the people of the whole
country, and absolutely without re
gard to whether 'any action I may
take in the line of my duty may ad
versely affect my personal or poli
"George B. Cortelyou."
LAOR FEDERATION ENJOINED.
From Enforcing Boycott Against
:St. Louis Stove Com
Washington, December 17.-Of
far-reaching importance to labor and
business interests, -thi-oughout" the
country was a decision announced
today by Justice Gould, of the Equity
Court of the District of Columbia,
enjoining the Am'erican Federation
of Lab)or with its membership of two
million or more from boycotting the
Buck Stove and Range Company of
St. Louis, and from printing in its
ofiial organ the company's name in
'unfair'' and ''de don 't patronize'
lists, and the decision arraigns the
Federation as an illegal conspiracy.
Tomorrow there will be argument
before Judge Gould over a proposi
tion of the Federation that the
court's order putting the injunction
into effect limits in express terms its
application to the District of Colam
bia. Counsel for the company will
oppose the proposition. The injunc
tion granted today, while of a tem
prary character, was allowed in a
decision in which Judge Gould ex
haustively reviewed the case, made
copious citations of authiorilies,
quoted parts as to boycott defini
tions and said there was no room for
agume~nt as to the con piracyt\ H eu
up pr~ohnOly :next sP! in:. an-l wib
ver side wins in the final settle
mnt the cae it is believed, will
)> appaled 1> the supreie court of
he1 United States.
Agents wanted at once, previous
xperieuce is not essential, territory
s going fast, write soon if you wish
o make money faster than you ever
lid before. Whit .today. Address J
. Clark, Conway,..Ark.
bOTICE Of FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the u:1
lersigned will make a final settle
nent of the estate of W. B. Oxner,
leceased, before the probate judge,
tt Newberry, on the 2Sth day of De
ember, 1907, at 11 o'clock a. m.,
lnd will immediately thereafter z.p
)ly for letters dismissory as such
:xecutor. All parties having claims
.gainst the estate will send them,
luly attested, to myself, or my attor
ieys, Messrs. Blease & Dominick, on
>r before said date. All parties in
lebted to the estate will make pay
nent in like manner.
Annie P. Oxner,
Executrix estate of W. B. Oxner,
Notice is hereby given that the
,ounty Board of Commissioners for
ewberry county will hold its regu
ar annual meeting on the 9th day
f January, 1908. All persons hold
ng demands of any kind against
aid county, not previously present
d to the boai-d, shall file the same
vith the clerk of the board on or be
ore the first day of January next, so
hat they may be examined and or
lered to be paid at the annual meet
Notice is also given that said board
vill receive applications until first
f January for the position of county
J. Monroe Wicker,
1. C. Holloway, Supervisor.
Dec. 5th, 1907.
SALE OF BANK STOCK.
I will sell at public auction before
;he court house at Newberry, S. C.,
;o the highest bidder for cash on the
irst Monday in January, 1908, five
hares of th'e Newberry National
Bank Stock, belonging to the estate
>f Miss Laura Dreher.
W. H. Dreher,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CO.UNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In Common Pleas.
Lalla Ernestine ?Lominick,. J. W.
[ominiek and George Hallman Sligh,
~Roberta Lominiek and Ola -May
By virtue of an order of court
[erein I will sell before the court
ouse door at Newberry, S. C., on
alesday, the 6th day of. .January,
1.908, to the highest bidder, all that
ract of land lying and being- situate
l Newberry county, State of South
Carolina, containing ninety-six (96)
eres. more or less. and bounded by
ands of W. F. Ruff, Mrs. Sue May
bin, the estate. or Jno. F. Banks
m R. C. Sligh.
Terms of sa.le: One-third of the
urchase money to be paid in cash
ad the balance in one and two
years in. equal annual installments,
:he credit poVrtion to be secured by
the bond of the purch.er . and a
nortgage of the premise.s soid. .and
to bear interest from the date of
sale at the rate of eight per cent per
num. Purchaser to pay for pa
aers and recording satme; wit'h leave
o the purchaser to anticipate the
~redit portion in whole or in part..
H.. H. Rikard,
Dec. 10, 1907.
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