Newspaper Page Text
AIRSHIP BURSTS 300 FEET UP.
10,000 People See Spectacular Accident
At Oakland.?Meu Jumped to i
Oakland, Cala., May 23.-^-A
mammoth airship, on its trip trip I
in Berkley today, ?ose 300 feet
from the earth in view of 10,000 .
spectators, tilted, Tmrst and drop- '
ped to the ground with its crew
of sixteen men, every one of whom .
was injured. Wtih the j)ossible exception
of one all will recover. Sev- I
en were severely hurt, while nine 1
were cut and bruised. 1
L. C. Roers, engineer, whose (
right leg was frac wired and who '
was injured internally, may die. 1
The accident was spectacular. A '
great cor.coursc of men, women and
children from Berkley and Oakland
had gathered around a field, where- 1
in the great airship had been filled 1
with illuminating gas. The airship <
rose slowly from the earth. The (
five gasoline engines, suspended '
beneath the long gas receptacle at
intervals of about Krtv feel, each 1
attended by an engineer, were not I
put in operation until the airship 1
was well in the air. Then (wo of I
the engines slowly yet in motion
the long propellers reaching <uti :
from them on each side of the
ship. l?eioro the ship could be propelled
further than a few feet trie <
forward end tilted downward tin- j
til the craft stood at an agle of |
about 45 degrees, nose downward. ,
The members of the crew were
apparently trying to run along the
canvass pathway in order to c(|na- <
lize the weight and to right the air- '
I ship, and they clung desperately j
to the netting and superstructure. |
The rush of the gets to the stern
of the long gas bajf caused the en- |
velope to burst with a loud ripping
noise. The release of a great quantity
of gas caused the airship to
settle towards the earth. Some of
the crew lost their heads and 1
1 jumped, suffering broken limbs or
I severe bruises. Waring the earth
the ship lost gas more vapidly and
the overweighted remnant was
borne to the earth rapidly and with '
great force. .Morrell. the inventor 1
of the craft, and several of the en- :
ginecrs, were caugTit in the under- 1
structure and injured by the en- '
gines. As the gas bag burst and the 1
ship fell towards the earth, men, '
women and children screamed and
ran in every direction. Several women
fainted and children were '
knocked down. A cry of horror
rose as several men leaped from (
the ship and hurled themselves to
earth, where they landed with j
thuds that brought groans from the I
injured and created alarm among 1
the onlookers. As the ship crash- 1
ed to the ground a moment later. 1
hundreds of men rushed forward, 1
and with knives ripped the gas 1
bag in a hundred places, cutting 1
away the varnished matoriai to get j
out the men buried underneath.
The injured men were quickly tak- 1
en to the Roosevelt I lospital and j
Oakland hospitals. (
J. K. Morrell had a long time <
been engaged in building and ex- 1
!' ploiting his airship, which was <
b more than 400 feci long and 30 |
( feet in diameter. lie announced I
f th;il i( was only a model of the one .v
he intended to builo, declaring thai I
b he would construct a ship 1.200 (
K feet long and capable of carrying <
500. passengers. The gas bag was
in tile shape of a torpedo, with blunt
ends. The live engines were sus- t
ponded by means of heavy network. 1
A? canvass running board connect- 1
! e(d the engines. The ship was not I
L ita the ai rlong enough to determine
fibjj|rt'hether it could be propelled and ;
jgajBirectcd bv the ten propellers, two 1
^^Kriven by each engine. Tt is said <
gSfio have cost $40,000. 1
W STANDS UP FOR SOUTH.
Johnson Denounces Proposition tot Restrict i
W Representation.?Discusses Pollt- 1
* leal Situation. i
Norfolk. Ya., May 23.?Govcr- 1
nor John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, '
while in Norfolk today denounced
the Crumpacker amendment to the ;
campaign contribution publicity bill
passe by congress yesterday, and <
declared if the senate pass it he 1
does not see how the president can '
consistently sign it.
"It is a bad bill," said Governor
Johnson, when asked his opinion
of the Crumpacker bill. "If it passes
and becomes lay by the president's
signature I believe it will defeat
the nomination of Secretary Taft
for the presidency. That measure
will aray the solid south against j
Mr. Taft. /Then I cannot sec bow j
Mr. Roo^vell can approve the niea- j
sure.,, -n lie president has tak.011 a
tion is known the country wide,
' i (K,11?,1 bclicve llc would sign
such a bill if it wen. put up to him;
it would be suicidal."
When questioned in regard to hi*
name being presented to the Denver
convention. if Mr. Bryan has
lodged or instructed for him, twoh,.r(ls
of. ^ delegates, Governor
Johnson intimated that he did not
Jcheve Mr. Hrvan would enter the
convention with a nomination majority
pledged to him.
"What the party wants is a wink
will make speeches at Birmingn?*
i a i Siil ^ n,ai,y democrats
-v.an is tlle lo-ical
clulato and winner, then nominate
Inm. but it they think I can win and
immmate me. I am prepared to put
?P the fight of inv life for election.
"I think it party wisdom to send
iwimstrueted delegations to the nat1,0.na.l
convontj??. That leaves the
delegates to discuss all available
andidatcs and then nominate the
\\;heii asked if Senator John \Y.
.niiel. ot \ lrgmia. had been seeded
to place his name in nomina!?n
?' I ^nver. he said no selee ??
bad been made of anv man
1'^ also declared that lie 'undcr?'at
Senator Daniel was verv
Inendly toward hii?,.
The governor declared that the
governors' conference in the White
I louse had doite nmcn good towards
I it P'csei\alion oi the countrv's
resources and that he believed'it
will do further goon. He sai he
would not be a candidate for rejection
as governor of .Minnesota,
whether he received the democratic
)icsidential nomination or not.
ernoon ,rain for Alabama, where
love.rnor Johnson took an aflam
and I uscaloosa.
DOGS ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
French Army Urgfed to Use Tlicm to Retrieve
Since dogs have proved to be
*uch able assistants to the Paris police
corps, why shouldn't thev lie
rained to reinforce the hospital and
nnbulance service of the French
irmv. writes the Paris correspondent
ot the New York Sun. The advantages
Oi thi> innovation have
iK'en st>( forth at some length bv
lector Riehelonne and Captain
et m a volume which has just
been published. It is entitled the
J Jog as an Aid to the Sanitarv
I hat dogs should he taught to
1 ,, ?l,t ,Iu> wounded on the battle-,
'eld is no new idea. The experiment
was tried with success at th:
lime of the Boer war. and at the
Kittle oi Cha-Mo in the conflict of
. far three dogs sent out bv
ho (.ernian Alliance discovered
'Wentv-three soldiers who had been
^ivcn up for lost.
Tn by the order of the (ier"j1!1
,war 'ninister. two .logs were
. to tbe sanitarv corps of one
" the crack regimenls. Since liien
s lor the training of dogs ir
>var time have been formed in T)reslo;;
C "''W. Coburg. Aix la Cliapiclle
and .\euwied. Similar societies
have been organized in I folland.
eden and Italy. In fact, all of
, J'-n,'?pean countries have turn '?l
their attention to the subject at
>ne time or .another except France.
Doctor Richelonne and Captain
'"let urge the military authorities
o repair this omission. There are
nany good breeds of dogs jn France
a Inch would take easilv to the miliary
It is an undisputed fact, these
mthors say. that after an engacrenent
there are many wounded and
l>mg who are overlooked by the
nirses and litter carriers. A case in
joint is quoted. At the battle of
Kezonville-Ciravelotte in 1R70 two
injured soldiers lay for three daws
m a ravine. The ground had been
-Tone over many times bv the amhu ance
service and yet thev had not
>een found. In instances like this the
usefulness ot dogs as scouts is un(uestioned.
It is a wonder that European
mines have not awakened long before
this last decade to the importance
ol dogs as practical helpers in
itm/rTi t'jC am|lors ,hinl- On the
. field the role of these canine
assistants would be verv much the
yinie as that of the St. Bernard
Otfs and they have been rescuing
nowhound travelers for sevend
few wooksr0<Y?t||,ny 111 n
l.ornMnM 0?y?\v:.M ?i"r" ,(V >'""r
^>'y J n" hT/'V ' " aiSlaUyfor"
?M? on FREE
Special Train From Columbia, S. C., T<
| Birmingham, Ala., via the Southern
Arrangements have been mad<
with Major General Tlios. \V. Carwile,
commanding South Carolitui
Division, United Confederate Veterans,
for a special train, Columbia
to Iiirmingham, for the accommodation
of the Confederate X'eteram
and their friends who desire to attend
the annual reunion at I iirmingham,
June ytli-i ith, iijoS.
I his train, which will he knowr
as the "\ eterans' Special." consisting
of baggage car, high das*
coaches and Pullman sleeping car
will leave Columbia i 145 p. 111. Monday,
June 8th. going via Xewberrv
Greenwood. Greem Mlj, picking uj
veterans and their friends en route
I he Abbeville delegation will joir
the special at I lodges and special
cars iron 1 .Anderson will be attached
to the special at Helton.
Ibis arrangement will enabU
veterans from < )rangeburg, Sumtei
land points in the eastern part of tlu
state, also irom Camden. Chester
etc., to arrive in Columbia on noon
trains in time to leave on the special
at 1 145 p. m.
l-'rom Koek Mill. Yorkville
lilaekshurg. I ni<?n and Spartanburg.
veterans can leave 011 regulai
trains arriving Greenville 8:55 P
111.. connecting with the "X'clerans
Special." which will leave < ireenville
?>:oo p. ni.. due I .irniinghan:
the following morning. Tuesdav
June 9th, in time for breakfast. s<
that veterans can get located be fori
the opening session of the lirsl
"The X'eterans* Special" wil
have 011 hoard leaving Columbia
Major General Carwile and num
hers oi his stall : Miss l-.li/.abet!
Norwi?od. of Abbeville, and Mis>
I>onham, oi Anderson, state spoil.
sors. will join t!ie special ei
route and accompany the veteranto
I'irmuighain. and it is especially
desired by General Carwile that a;
many of the veterans as can possible
arrange to do so join the spccia
at C ohtmhia or the most convenienl
point en route.
1 hose who contemplate joining
the special at Columbia will pleasi
communicate with P.. 11. Todd. passenger
and ticket agent, Southeri
( railway. Columbia. S. C., and tliosi
who expect to join at Greenville
communicate with T. IV I'. Carson
passenger and ticket agent. Greenville,
stating whether accommodations
will be desired in dav coache<
or Pullman sleeping cars, and how
many tiiere will be in the party
I iekeG will be sold at verv le>\\
rates from all points, June f>th. 7tl
and Kth. limited June 20th. khiS
Round irij) rates hom principa
static ?ns as I olle ?ws :
Abbeville. Sf>..jo; Anderson, Sf>..|<
I'laekburg. SS.05 : Camden, ft).20
Chester. SS.15: Columbia. SS.^
M 11 eei 1 ville, ' >.S ^ ; Given wood, (>. ~jy >
j I .ancastcr. S^.75 : Newberrv. $7.70
Orangeburg. SX.70: Prosperity
J ^7-^5 : Koek Mill. 8S.55 ; Spariai,
burg. S7.45 : Sumter. Sfj.40.
Pullman bertli rate ( < > 111 n11)ia
Piiriningham $2.50. It" two penpU
occupy same berth the rate can la
divide <1 ?iCC( ?r< lingl v.
Sec that your tickets read vi.i
Southern railway to Ihrminghan
I'or lurther detailed mtorniatior
apply to Southern railwav tieki'
agents or address J .('. I.usk. division
passenger agent. Charleston,
NOTICE TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given tlint, on the
20th day of May. 1008, at 0 o'clock
a. m., in the office of the clerk of
court, we tire undersigned jury commissioners
will openly and pnhlich
draw the names of thirty-six men whe
shall serve as petit, jurors for the
court of general sessions which will
convene at Newberry C. II., S. C., 011
the Slh day of June and continue f01
Jno. L. Epps,
XV m. XV. Cromer,
Tno. C. 0oggans,
Turv Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
May 7th, 1008.
The South Carolina Division offer?
the following two scholarships avail
fible for use Sept. 1st, 1008.
First a scholarship of free luitior
and $:ir?0 (<> ho used at Teacher's col
lege. Columbia T'niversify, New Yorl
I City. I his scholarship is open to t
.voiintr man or woman in S011II1 Car
olina. a I least twenty years old. abb
lo pass the eirrance examinations foi
Teacher's College, a lineal deseendanl
of a Confederate veteran, and1 whose
application is endorsed by the president
of a chapter of the Daughters oJ
(lie Confederacy in South Carolina. 1
Second a scholarship at Winthrop
> college, lioek Hill, S. C., with board
and tuition worth $104. Applicants
for this scholarship must be at least
sixteen years of age. be able to enter
the Freshman Class at Winthrop;
must pled ire themselves to complete
tho four years' course offered by the
division; must present a certificate
stutiinr tiiat their family cannot afford
to pay for their education; must
be the daughter or lineal descendant
of a Confederate veteran of honorable
record (in the cases of equal attainments
otVered preference will be giveu
daughters (if widows of Confederate
soldier) and must be endorsed by
the president of a chapter of the U. 1).
C. in South Carolina.
Applications for these two scholarships
must be filed with the undersigned
not later than June 15th. Applicants
are reminded that they must
qualify on every point named to be
I considered as duly eligible for the
Mary M. Poppenheim,
Chairman Scholarship Commit tee, S.
i C. Div. 1). ('.. Charleston, S. C.
i NOTICE. "
All executors. adminisl rators and
jotln-r fiduciaries of any estate remaining
in (heir care or enstory are
urgently requested to make (heir an1
una! return on such estate, of the re
cepits and expenditures the preceding I
| calendar year. a> required by law, bcI
fore i!io first day of duly of each
I Frank M. Sehumperi, '
| May 11. J. 1>. N. C.
I EXCURSION RATES.
I Via Southern Railway for Special
, j Occasions.
>1 Maltiir. re. Md.. and return, account ]
;j*jr!ieral coutVrcncc M. K. church. May
- : (ith-oOth. l.ins. Very low round trip
I | rates open to the public. Tickets to
> I be sold May 'Srd-lth-~ith. good to leave
I Maltiinorc returning not later than
; I midnight. May 'totli. 100S.
| Washington. I >. and return, acI
count Mieni'ial Session Xatioual As- ?
i sociation o|" < 'olonia 1 Dain.'s, May (i|h0th.
10ns. \*ery low round trip rates
r i open to the public. Tickets to be
> j sold May .'lrd-~>th. good to return leav.
! imr Washington not later than midij
night. May 12th. 100S. Further cx?
i tensions, linal limit to leave Washing(i
Ion not later than May 25th, 1008,
, can be had upon payment of fee of 50
cents and deposit ol* ticket.
itichmoml. Va., and return, accouni
; Xatioual Conference of Charities and
j Correction. May (ilh-1!tth, 15)00, Very
[low round trip rates open to the pub[
lie. Tickets to be sold May lsl-dth,
r I 1008, food to return leaving Riehi
i niond not later than midniuht, May
. j 15th. 100S.
i I Xorfolk, \'a.. and return, account
j(!eneral Conference A. M. 10. church,
May dth-IIOth. 1 iKIS. Very low round
'(rip rates open to the public. Tickets
. j to he sold May 2ml-!'rd, good (o re:
I turn leaving Norfolk not later than
: ; sni?<:;5iiJ. May ill -t. 1008.
'I For detailed information, rales,
'schedule-. app!y to Southern
liailway 'icket agents or address
I I .1. c. iaisk.
Division Pas-cnger Atreiil. .
< 'harleslon, S. C. j ^
If. \V. Hunt. j |S
1 Asst. (Jen '1 Passenger Agt, j r
1 A t hint a. f!a. i ^
1 ECZEMA NOW CURABLE. ^
All Itching Skin Diseases Which Arc ^
Not Hereditary Instantly Relieved
by Oil of Wintergrccn. G
Can Eczema he cured?
[ Some physicians say "Yes."
j Some say "Xo."
The real question is, "What is
f meant by Kczema?'' If you mean
those scaly eruption's, those diseases
which make their tirst appearance, not
I at birth, but years afterward, and
^ perhaps not. until middle age?then
. there can no longer be any question
thai these forms of Kcsrerna are curable.
Simple vegetable oil of wintergreen,
mixed wilh oilier vegetable ingredi
, enfs, will kill the germs that infest
the skin. Apply this prescription to
the skin, and instantly thai awful ^
itch is gone. The very moment the g
liquid is applied, that agonizing, fan- '
. tali zing itch disappears, and continu- ^
. ed 'applicatons of this external renin- |
dy soon cure the disease. j
i A\ e carry in stock this oil of win- |
. tvrgrcen properly compounded into ^
: I II>. D. Prescription. While we are
i j not sure that it will cure all those '
. j cases of skin trouble which are In- 4
> heritcd. we positively know thai this ; |
il*. I). I). Prescript ion, whenever right-i ^
t l.v used, will cure every last case of! .
genuine k/czema or other skin lrou-1
- hie, which did not exist at birth. J
Have you ever beer
W E L
Give it to us. We wish
come it. We will
4-1c Interest on Say
The Bank of I
DR. GKO. Y. HUNTKR, I
J. F. BROWNIv, J
vS. S. Birge, Dr. G. Y. Hunt.
1*. B. Warner, A. II. Hawkins,
W. II. Hunt. A. G. Wise.
THE NEWBERRY S
No Matter How Small, I
The Newberry S
vill fj've it careful niton
'.ppnhS to the rnon and tint
That ir you dont
HOR5E" You JtlQULD
/^obbv- THE: DEJ
ifeaWA PEfVchant ft
/xyjfs, irY<X> LOOK I
\ fc^lThArf ^ Do ^
\ V&iW BETTERS
/""J^SpYoU Do And
( 'Jj W\betterthan
* -VOfTP'tHT.JIOI ?<r THr Ous^l ? M o V N <_o ?? ?**<
rou wi.sh To improve: vol
lor? ir So, IMPROVE Y
'ACE AND HGURE WILL 1
>ETTER IF YOU PUT T E P
'OUR, F16UR E. WHEN Y<
VILL ."'EET WITH A WARMI
VEA BETTER CLOTHE.S.
iARMENTS, WILL YoU BE V
WELCOME MAKING .SU1T.S r
! The First Cough o
^ Even though not nevere, has a tent
& live membranes of the throat am
^ Coughs then come easy all winter,
J slightest cold. Cure the first coug
set up an Inflamatlon in the delicate
^ lungs. The best remedy is Ql
^ SYRUP. It at once gets right at i
moves the cause. It is free from h
w a. child a5 for an adult. 25 cents at
I MAYES' DRUi
i asked for your I
it. We will wel- g
f, S. C.
>R. J. S. WllKlvUKR,
. A. COUNTS,
it, X. I,. Black, i
Dr. J. S. Wheeler. I
J. 1*. Hrmvne. EM
No Mailer How Large,
Lion. This message
} women ^like.
J. E. NOP WOOD,
WKifaaii IK.IHC n.ui faxnaxjiTisiAniUJiii mwaornvMiMfw
, THE 0C4T c5r?ionov/r
J\l corn-1 ;'ioM ijo Vol/
0\J rv LGOKX.V. YOUR.
,,o0 K A 6R EAT DEAL
RoPER T !i I NO-5 I'PoN
D\J GO VLSITIN6 YOU
<lk welcome ir you
IF YOlI WEAR POOR.
i/EL Co ME AT ALL?
OR $ I 0.00 TO $25.00
' $ i.oo " $ 5.00
2 5 C " $ J .00
" $ J . 5 O " $ 5.50
J O C '' 5 0 C
5 O C " $ 2 . 5 O
f the Season. ;
lency to irritate the sensi- ^
i delicate bronchial tubas. _
every time you take the
h before it has a chance to
i capillary air tubes of the A
JICK RHLIKK COUGH T
Ihc seat of trouble and re- ^
Morphine and is as safe for
G STORE. J