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SI)EEINS OVIAt RE-MC!
Curtiss Sets New American Record
for Fifty Mile Flight-Also
Climbs Like Rocket.
Atlantic City, N. J., July 11.-Glenn
H. Curtiss set an American record
for a 50-mile flight in an aeroplane
this afternoon by covering a half hun
dred measured miles in five laps i
along the beach in elapsed time of 11,
hour, 14 minutes and 59 seconds.
Curtiss was in the air one hour and',
thirty minutes and spent one hour;
and twenty-one minutes and five sec
onds oa the cours,, six minutes and
six seconds being deducted for the
tuYns at the two ends of the two and
one-half mile course.
At the end of his 50th mile flight
Curtiss swept his machine badk over
the waterways on the meadow side of
the city and made an entire circuit of,
the resort before he descended.
In the early evening Curtiss set a14
new work for quick climbing by I
sweeping his machine 1,600 feet in the
air in five minutes and fifty-one sec
onds. After waiting for hours for a
slowing down of the sharp South-;]
erly wind which swept in from the]
ocean, Curtiss rose in the air at 3:22
4 Starts the Flight.
After a short warming up spin, he 1
swung back over the upper mark
made by ralige flags on the board walk
beginning at Massachusetts avenue
and started on his long flight. Owing
to the cross winds, which still held
strong in the upper air, Curtiss never
reached a faster speed than 50 miles
an hour, his average about 40 miles.
The time for each of the laps was as
First, 6:49 4-5; second, 6:01 2-5;
third, 7:37 1-5; fourth, 7:33 4-5; fifth,
8:33 1-2; sixth, 7:39; seventh, 7:27 A
1-2; eighth, 7:29; ninth, 7:21 3-10;<
tenth, 7:21 1-5.
The course laid out by the officials
for the daring aviator was along the
edge of the ocean from Massachusetts
on the north to Dover avenue on the 1
south, thus bringing Curtiss and his!'
flying machine within the range of
view of p ople from the inlet down to
Ventnor. Practically all of Atlantic 9
City was on the board walk or on the i
beach watching the flight. a
Brookins Gets Coin.u
Curtiss' contract ends tonight, leav- E
ing Brookins in possession of the $5,.. t
000 altitude prize won Saturday a
evening, when he made a world's rec- s
ord of 6,115 feet. The prize will be e
given to him tomorrow. The Wright t
aviator has not yet announced wheth.. s
er he will go after thle 50-mile prize
of $5,000, which will -otherwise go to c
Curtiss' spectacular climb of 1,600" f:
feet into the air came at the end of c
a thrilling series of exhibitions of I1
flying that kept the big crowd of spec
tators on the board walk and beach o
in a succession of cheers.a
Brookins started up immediately i
afterward and described sharp curves e
and turns, ending with his first ex-b
hibition of a triple turn that almost
stood his machine on end. Brookins
and Coffyn then went up togethert
with Brookins driving the biplane,t
getting off well after a false start,
caused by a loose running rail. Later I
in the day Coffyn went up alone, giv- r
ing another thrilling exhibition of* f
turning and swooping. ,During his
lone flight Brookins made a 1,000
foot sweep along the beach just over l
the heads of the crowd ending by driv- C
ing his machine over the breakers, b
hardly a foot from the surface.
The exhibition did not conclude un- i
til long after sunset.
Although Curtiss' contract for fly
ing here ends tonight, he will prob
ably make exhibition flig4e tomor
row and will probably attempt to 1
drop sham bombs on the outline of a!
battleship to be marked out on the
sand. Brookins and Coffyn will re
main until Wednesday and will make
an attempt to break Curtiss' record
for a quick altitude rise in their(
TREES SAVED FLYER'S LIFE.
Clifford B. Harmon, Amateur ATiator,
Had Narrow Escape in Attempt
ing to Pass Over Sound.
New York, July 11.-Clifford B.
Harmon, well known as an amateur
aviator, made an attempt this even
ing to fly in aeroplane from Garden
City, L. I., across Long Island sound,
to the residence of his father-in-law,
Commodore E. C. Benedict, at Green
Not only did he fail, but his ma
chine fell a distance of 150 feet and
Harmon was badly shaken up, but
not severly injured, the branches of!
trees having broken the fall.
After tuning up. Harmon was off.
at 5.51 p. in., but the weight of poni
toons, which he attached to his craft
to insure its floating, proved too much
to carry, and he was forced to alight
after going less than a mile.
:1 h was away again. But as he
disappeared in the direction of his
iestination, it was apparent that his
engine was missing, and when near
Rosslyn, L. I., less than seven miles
I-om the point of his second start, the
teroplane began to descend rapidly in
i perilous drop to the tree tops.
When the crowd gathered Harmon
xas viewing the wreck of his craft.
['he engine was undamaged. He ex
plained that just before he dropped
only three cylinders of his engiuc
xere working and he decided to come
lown as best he could.
NEWS OF POMARIA.
Barbecue on Saturday-Game of Base
ball-Personal and Other
Pomaria, July 11.-The farmers are
naking good use of the sunshine days
n ploughing and getting rid -of Gener
Ll Green. It has been a trying time on
he farmers this year in getting their
Mr. V. L. Smith, our cashier and oil
nill man, returned home on last Wed
iesday from Wilmington, N. C., where
1e has been attending a meeting of the
,otton Crushers' association.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Setzler return
,d home last Friday from Iva, where
:hey have been visiting relatives and
Our friend Mike Hope brought two
;talks of corn to town last Saturday,
)ne from a field which he says he
started to fertilize when he planted
ind kept it up and the stalk was about
)even feet high and one little shoot
)n it, and the other one was about
ive feet high and had three ears on it.
1e says he worked and fertilized the
ield which he took that stalk on the
ffilliamson plan so that goes to prove
hat it pays to plant and work corn
)n the Williamson plan.
The sad news came to us on last
saturday afternoon of the death of
&rs. Aull, the wife of Mr. Adam L.
Lull. She was sick for only a few
Lours. She and her little infant babe
vere burried in the same casket on
ounday evening at St. Paul's church,
rhere a large concourse of people had
athered to pay their last tribute. It
i sad to give up your loved ones at
ny time, but when death comes so
nexpected we know it is almost
iore than any one can bear. Though
die deceased had been mnarried only
bout eleven months, she proved her
elf a devoted wife, a kind step-moth
r and a good neighbor. We exte#l
the bereaved family our heartfelt
Mrs. E. B. Setzler, of Newberry,
ame to our town on last Sunday to
pend a month with relatives and
iends. She will also have a music
lass. Mrs. Setzler is a most excel
mnt music teacher.
Pomaria and Chapidi will cross bats
n Pomaria diamond on next Saturday
fternoon at 4 o'clock. A fine game
expected. There will be a large
rowd in town, as there will be a bar
ecue at the school house given by
[r. Murray Kinard.
Mr. E. E. Stuck, of Peak, will be in
>wn this week to do all kind of den
Mesdames G. W. Setzler and E. B.
~eagle spent last Monday, Monday
ight and Tuesday with their father's
~mily, Mr. Ben Halfacre.
Mr. R. P. Cromer spent last Sunday
pith Mr. T. E. Hentz's family. .We
now they are always glad to see Un
le Press coming, for he always
rings something good to eat.
Miss Ida Murtishaw, of Columbia,
a visiting Mr. J. B. Koon's family.
A FRIEND OF CLEMSON.
Je Has Beena Anditing the Books of
the Instit :t-on and Wasj A mazed
at ' hat He Lear udl.
Mr. J. B. Haltiwanger, of Edgefield,
s spending today in the city. He is
m his way home from Clemson col
ege, where he has been for several
reeks auditing the books of the in
Mr.. Haltiwanger is now one of the
strongest friends and advocates of
31emson college in the country. "And,'
1e said today, "I have not always been
i. friend of the institution. In fact,
Tvhen I went there several weeks ago
o0 do this work, it was rather withi a
eeling of unfriendliness. I had read
so many unfriendly criticisms of
ilemson college in some of the news
papers that I was prejudiced against
the institution. But after going there,
and getting acquainted with what is
being done, and the cost of it, my
views have undergone a change. I an3
now a firm believer in Clemson col~
"A great deal of money is spent at
the college, in one way and another
but it is all spent wisely. The figures
as to the cost per student amazed me
the cost was so small. Of course,]
can not give out these figures, but
suppose this will be done by the col
lege officials. They ought to be made
public at any rate, In noder to on
ob d peopi. how well he college is
"Clemson college is a most valuable
institution. I had no idea of the ex
tent of its greatness and usefulness
nntil I went there. The people ought
to be educated about Clemson. The
college has been greatly misrepresent
Mr. Haltiwanger audited the books.
of the Anderson county officials last
summer and has done a great deal of
similar work throughout the State. !
What he says about Clemson will have
a great deal of weight and will be very
gratifying to the friends of the insti
Items From Whitmire.
Whitmire, July 11.-The sermon
preached by Rev. D. J. Brimm, D. D., '
to the, Masonic lodge was full of good *
thoughts and highly, appreciated. We
all enjoyed the beautiful solo sang by
'Capt. A. Smythe, of Buckhead.
Rev. D. J. Brimm, Mrs.* Brimm and
their two boys, William and Henry,
spent several days of last week here,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Cole
man. Mr. and Mrs. Thad Coleman are
keeping house in the beautiful home
of Mr. Wm. Coleman.
Capt. and Mrs. A. Smytte, of Buck
head, Fairfield county, are visiting
Mrs. Eliza Nance.
Miss Sarah Fant is visiting relatives
1 in Newberry.
Miss Gladys McCarley is spending
some time with relatives in Union.
Mrs. J. L. Welsh, of McCalls, after
a short stay with her sister, Mrs. H.
G. Meyers, has gone to Atlanta.
Miss Myrtle Suber spent last week
with Miss Mary B. Fant.
Messrs. Jno. and Walter Ruff were.! r
in town last week.
Mr. and Mrs. White Fant and baby,
after spending some time at Mr. Frank
Fant's, have returned to Newberry.
Master Robt. Lee and brother, Hair
Lee, of Augusta, are visiting their
aunt, Mrs. Andrew McKnight.
Mrs. J. I. Young and son, Tom, are
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.
J. Nunnamaker. We were very sorry
to hear of the death of the only child
of Mrs. Nunnamaker.
Mrs. eGorge Derrick and. two chil- a
dren, of Lancaster, after a pleasant
stay with her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
Douglass, has returned home.
Mrs. S. D. Spray went over to Mon-F
roe, N. C., his old home, to celebrate
July 4. .
The Clenn-Lowry ManufacturingA
company, as has been the custom for
years, gave a free barbecue to the
operatives on July 4. The planning
and management of this 'cue is in the
hands of that courteous gentleman-,
Mr. Thad Coleman, he proved himself b.
fully competent to plan a large feast_
and give a day of rest, rejoicing and c~
pleasure to many people. The impulse -y
that prompts an individual or a great n.
::orporation to,give rest and pleasurep
to others is a noble one and will notp
lose its reward.
Mrs. M. E.. Abrams and childrena
have returned from a visit to herg
father, Mr. James Henderson.
Miss Winnie Henderson came home
with her sister and spent the night. b4
Rev. 0. A. Jeffcoat has been away G
several days of this week attending c
Rev. Orr's meeting at Clinton. b
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Raysor and chil
dren are at her mother's, Mrs. Tid-&
,marsh. They will move soon to their
home, the Herndon place, about three1
The Whitmire Drug company have
improved appearances by placing an
awning to the front and side of the
store. This furnishes a delightful '
shade to passers by or loafers.
Brewer's Tale on Tolerance.
The late Justice Brewer was noted
for his tolerant and broad-minded
views. A Washington diplomat re
called the other day a story told by
Justice Brewer in illustration of the
need for tolerance.
"We should- respect the views of
others"-so the story ran-"for mor
ality itself is only a matter of en
"A missionary in the South Seas
was distressed because his dusky
parishioners were nude. He decided
to try delicately to get them to wear
at least a little clothing, and to this
end he left a great many pieces of
'scarlet and green and yellow colico
lying about his hut.(
"An elderly dame called one aft
ernoon for spiritual advice. The mis
sionary noted how enviously herI
eyes rested on the calico, and he took
up a two-yard piece of the yellow,
I"I'll give you this if you'll waar
''The female draped the calico
about her like a skfrt and departed
in great glee.
"But the next day, nude, as b efore,
she returned with the fabric under
her arm. Handing it sadly to the
missionary she said:
"'Me no can wear it, missy. Me
too shy!' "--Washington Post
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I know a man, a customer
of mine, who told me frankly
hat he could buy groceries
heaper elsewhere. He qui
tly went away, and got his
proceries "elsewhere." He
ame back a wiser man, and
rankly admits that he don't
vant any more cheap gro
eries. Ever since, he's been
rading, as he says, where
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Ie and Two Horse Exten
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Now is your chance of a
fetime to get something nice
Dr your families to enjoy the
Ot summer eveniags. Bet
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mRe Top and Open Buggies
il at Prices to suit any one.
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one $100 PianO, $215.
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