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the coast until they were almost to
the Straits. When within about two
days of the Straits the Panther was
again sent ahead to arrange the de
tails of anchorage. Everything had
been arranged by the time the fleet
arrived. Many furs were secured
here. On the way out a Chilian cruis
er led the way through the Straits,
and Mr. Simmons says it was one of
the most magnificent spectacles of
the whole cruise. On each side were
snow-capped mountains, and follow
ing the lead of the Chilian cruiser
were the sixteen American battle
ships, and then the cruisers. Just as
the fleet got out of the Straits a
Fheavy fog set in, which lasted four
days. When the fog lifted the fleet
was in exactly the same formation as
when it had settled, and the fleet had
been steaming at ten knots during the
The Panther went on to Calleo, Pe
ru, to artange for the anchorage of
the fleet there. Elaborate receptions
had been planned for the fleet at Cal
-leo, and from Calleo many of the men
went over to Lima in electric cars to
see the bull fights and cock fights.
Weighing anchor the fleet proceed
ed to Magdalena Bay, where the
spring target practice was held. Lat
er the fleet steamed through the Gold
en Gate, into the harbor of San Fran
cisco. The reviews and receptions
the are matters of history. Follow
in, the stay in San Francisco part of
the vessels went to the Mare Island
navy yard and part of them to Seat
tle, Wash., for repairs. On July 6
the journey across the Pacific was be
gun. Honolulu was touched, and then
Samoa, one of the small possessions
of this country in the Pacific, where
the fleet was again coaled by native
women. Leaving Samoa the Panther
proceeded about two hundred miles
ahead of the fleet to act as a relay to
keep the flagship in communication
with Washington by wireless. The
fleet proceeded to Aukland, New
Zealand, where the men were paid off
in English money. Staying here about
two weeks, the next leg of the voyage
was made to Sidney, Austrialia, where
the most elaborate entertainment had
been arranged for the officers and
men. Thence the fleet proceeded to
Melbourne, Australia, which tried to
outdo Sidney in making the mer have
a good time. Mr. Simmons brought
home from Melbourne the skin of a
dingo, the native dog, which wil-l go
through a flock of sheep killing them
every one, and not even sneking a
drop of blood. These animals have
become very scarce now, and the skins
are valuable. Thence the voyage pro
ceeded to Albany, Australia, where
coal was taken on, and then the fleet
was on its direct course to Manila.
Through the Straits of Mallaca it pro
eeeded, not far from the Island of
Borneo, made famous in circus lore.
No shore leave was granted the men
during their stay i-n Manila on account
of an epidemnic of cholera which was
just being stamped out. The Panther,
however, went over to Hong Kong,
China, where liberty was granted the
men. The Panther rejoined the fleet
on its way to Japan, and anchored at
Yok-ohamp. There they could go over
to Tokio free of cost, and they were
cordially received by the Japanese sail
ors and the Japanese people generally.
A novel feature of the entertainment
which had been provided for them was
the singing of the "Star Spangled
Banner'' by the Japanese school
ehildren in English. The fleet went
back from there to Manila, and the
good-conduct men were granted shore
leave on Thanksgiving day, and Mr.
Simmons was among these and enjoy
-ed the fine entertainment whi.ch had
been prepared for the Americans. He
and the others on shore went through
th old walled city, and saw the old
Spanish. cathedrals, and the bridge of
.Spain. The Panther later went into
dry dock at Alongapo, and lie was
among a party of four who secured
permission to take a hunt on the main
land. The deer, however, were wild,
and it was necessary to be constantly
on the look-out for wild boars, and
for the Moros, also. The party killed
'very little and were glad to get back
to their boats.
Leaving the Philippines the Panth
er proceeded to Singapore, Malay Pen
insula, and thence to Colombo, Cey
lon. T.he Panther reached Colombo
about two days ahead of the fleet, and
many of the men went over to see
the temples of the Budhists, construct
ed of elegant white marble and with
their idols of gold wit.hbin. In one of
these temples, he says, the idol, the
sleeping Budha, of solid gold, is about
25 feet long, and at the foot of it is
a squatting thing, which is represent
ed as the squatting Budha. In a mus
eurm here he saw the jaw bone of a
whale fourteen feet long. In this
mnuseum also are the costly jewels of
the ancient rulers, which are only tak
en uut for the wedding ceremony when
one of the descendants of these an
cieni rulers marries.
From here the Panther wvent by
Aiden. Arabia, on to Suez, where it
rejoined the fleet. Here the Panther
reinbd the boiler of one of the col
hers, and some of the men had shore
leave, and went over to Cairo, Egypt,
about eighty miles away. The trip
was made in steam ears. At Cairo
camels were secured and they went
out about ten miles to see the Sphinx
and the three pyramids. Here, he said,
they saw a caravan of eighty camels.
Mr. Simmons says that in Cairo there
are some very nice buildings for the
accommodation of the English and the
tourists, but as a rule the buildings
are of -the old type. Mr. Simmons
said he regretted that he could not go
over to J-erusalem. It would have been
necessary to make the journey on
camels, and they could not secure
leave for so long a journey.
From Suez the fleet proceeded to
Port Said, and was coaled there by
the Egyptians. The Panther had or
ders to go to Naples, but was just
about entering the Straits of Messi
na, when a wireless.was received from
the flag ship to proceed to Algeria. If
the Panther had got to Naples -the
men would have had an opportunity
to see the ruins of Messina. Both
supply ships of the fleet with the
clothing and provisions on hand were
sent to the aid of the earthquake suf
ferers, and each ship by private sub
scription contributed about $500.
The sending of the supply
ships to the aid of the Italians cut
short the Christmas of the Americans,
but they secured some supplies at
Marseilles. From Algeria to Gibral
tar, and from there to Madeira, a
small island about four days out from
Gibraltar, where the fleet was coaled,
and then began its homeward journey
across the Atlantic, reaching Hampton
Roads March 8, and encountering the
roughest weather of the whole voyage
just a day before making Hampton
After the dispersion of the fleet in
Hampton Roads, the Panther went to
Philadelphia, where Mr. Simmons was
granted a furlough of about a month.
He has been in Newberry about a
week, and will be here about three
weeks longer, when he will go back to
Philadelphia to join his ship.
1* SOCIAL. *
**:* * * * * * * ** * ***
On Tuesday morning the Fortnight
ly club was most charmingly enter
tained by Mrs. S. B. Aull, at her
beautiful home in Calhoun street.
This was a business meeting and at
this time de4egates were elected to
the Federation of Women's clubs
which is :to be held in Sumter on the
20th of this month. Mrs. Lambert W.
Jones and Mrs. James McIntosh were
elected. Mrs. T. C. Pool read some
beautiful selections from Stoddard 's
Stories of Scotland, and some time
was passed in discussing current
During 'the morning a delicious lun
heon was served to the following
members: Mesdames S. B. Jones, F.
C. Holbrook, W. G. Houseal, L. W.
Floyd, W. H. Canwile, T. C. Pool, L.
W. Jones, W. H. Hunt, and Miss
Ethel Connor, of Cokesbury.
* * *
The Wednesday Afternoon club met
with Miss Maud Langford, who in a
most gracious manner conduct-ed the
affairs of the afternoon so that every
one had a pleasant time. There was
an unique guessing contest and the
answers to the questions were the
surnames of citizens of the city. Miss
Camille Evans won the prize, a dainty
pair of embroidery scizzors and the
consolation by Mrs. 'W. C. Schenck.
Delicious refreshments were served
during the afternoon. Besides the
regular members who were present the
following guests enjoyed the hospi
tality of Miss Langford and the
members of the Wednesday After
noon club: Mrs. C. D. Weeks, Miss
es McCaughrin, and Mrs. Welling.
The Shakespearian club met Thurs.
day evening -with Miss Myra Mower,
and a most interesting program was
carried out. Miss Mower served most
tempting refrshments to her gu'ests
before the hour of parting came, and
as is usual at the Mower 'home all
who were present went away saying
they had enjoyed themselves.
The second of the delightful Silver
teas given by the Ladies' society of
the Presbyterian chureh was held at
the home of Mrs. E. E. Williamson,
and it was an evening of great pleas
ure. Each lady had the privilege of
inviting a guest and there were a
great many outsiders present.
Gov. Ansel Was Wrong.
One day last week a Boston news
paper wired Gov. Ansel. asking th'e
punishment for kidnappring in this
State. According to The State. Gov.
Ansel wired that the maximum punish
ment was imnprisonment for one year
or a fine of not more than .$500. Gox-.
Ansel added in his message that he
thought the punishment ought to be
He wa wrong. The punishment
quoted was th1e law until 1902, when
it was amended by -legislative enact
ment that year. This amendatory en
actment which was approved the 25th
day of February, 1902, will be found
in 23 Stat. at Large, page 1,906 (Acts
1902), and is as follows:
"Any person who shall (take or con
vey, or cause to be taken or Ponvey
ed, away, any minor or person under
the age of twenty-one years, from the
possession of the parent or guardian,
or procure and carry such minor with
out the limits of the State, without
the consent of such parent or guar
dian, with intent to secure a reward
for .the return of such minor, shall,
upon conviction thereof, be imprison
ed in the penitentiary for the period
of -his or her natural life."
His Sign Down.
A disheveled man, much the worse
for liquor, staggered out of a Maine
"spek-easy" and laboriously propp
ed himself against the door. For a
while he owlishly surveyed the pass
-ers-by. Suddenly his foot slipped and
he collapsed in a heap on the side
walk. A moment -later he was snor
A hurrying pedestrian paused, re
flectively surveyed the fallen man for
a few seconds, and then poked his
head in the door.
"Oh, Frank," he called, "Frank,
come out here a minute!'"
Presently the proprietor of the
joint, smoking a fat eigar, emerged.
He blinked in the bright sunlight.
"Hello, Had!" he said, pleasantly.
Hud jerked his thumb toward the
slumberer on the sidewalk.
"Yer sign has fell down," he ex
pl-ained, and briskly resumed his walk
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Some good square Pianos from $45 to $75.
some good used Organs from $25 to 145.
Should the purchasers of these instrurnen
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COLUMBIA, S. C..
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INCOME TAX RETURNS.
All persons liable to an income tatx
are hereby notified that the time for
making returns of such incomes has
been extended to May 1. After that
date the penalty of fifty per cent.
must attach upon all who have then
failed or refused to make such re
Under instructions from the comp
troller general, who is required under
the statute laws of this State to trans
mit instructions as to the provisions
of the tax -laws, I am directed "In
case any person refuses or fails to
file Or swear to said returns to pro
ceed to assess the amount of their
income upon information and belief
and add thereto a penalty of fifty per
cent., and charge the aggregate upon
the tax duplicate.'' Blanks for ma.k
ing thmese returns may be had upon
application and those liable to this
tax will please .4ecure blanks and
make returns before May 1.
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30 VarietIes Girowing In One Patch
eu-Ga. Rattlesnake, Eden, Blue Gem, El
k. Traveler, Sweetheart, Cale's Early, Seminole, Harris
lack Boulder, Peertess, D)ark Icing,.Ky. Wonder, Black
een, AJa Sweet, Iceber, Phinny' Eary Vck's Early
:rion, Boss, Black Spanish, Pride of the South,*
Iron Clad, Green and Gold, and others.
end the THIRTY KINDS PoST-PAID, as follows:
~wa1 or for One New Juabacriber,
pLe Lot by malL for SOC. La ataasse.
NEWBEEEY UNION STATION
Arrivaa and Departure of P
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. K.
Sunday, June 7th, 1908.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .85
No. 18 for Columbia .. ..1.40 p
No. 11 for Greenville .. ..3.20 p
No. 16 for Columbia .... ..%
C., N. & L. B
*No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47
No. 52 'for Greenville .. 12.56 p
No. 53 for Columbia .. .. .3.20 p
*No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25
*Does not run on Sunday
This time table shows the tim-.
which trains may be expected to
part from this station, but th '
parture is not guaranteed and
time shown is subject to change'
G. L. Rohinso