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TOLUNIE XLTM ';NT-ER 93. NiEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA9 TUESDAY, OCTOBER IS, 1910.TWCAWE,$1OAYAR
STARTS FRON ATLANTIC CITY IN
First Wireless Message From Airship
At Sea.-Crew of Four Accom
panies Daring Aeronaut.
Atlantic City, N. J., October 15.
Sailing into a thick fog that hung low
over the Atlantic ocean early today,
Walter Wellman, with a crew of five
inen, is tonight believed to be on an
epoch-making voyage to Europe in the
huge cigarshaped airship "America."
Starting from the beach near the in
let C few minutes after 8 o'clock this
morning, the big air craft was soon
out of sight of the cheering crowd.
Since then no one, with the exception
-of ships at sea, has seen the strange
~craft, and the only word from her
came by means of the wireless tele
Numerous messages were received
,during the day, and the latest indicat
ed that Wellman is tonight easily sail
ing northeastward off the Long Island
shore. The ship, according to this
last word from her adventurous crew,
'has set a northeasterly course, with
the intention of getting into the north-,
tern lane. of Transatlantic liners.
Welman and His Crew.
'The men who are making aeronau
-tic history in the first over-ocean
flight of, an airship are: Walter Well
man, commander; Melvin Vaniman,
schief engineer, and next in command;
F. Murray Simmons, navigator; J. K.
'Irwin wireless operator; John Aubert
and Albert Louis Loud, assistant en
The start of the "America" was
one of the most dramatic events that
bas ever occurred in this care-free
resort of frequent sensations. Round
ly criticised by people, who did not
believe that he would ever undertake
what was thought to be a foolhardy
venture. Wellman startled the whole
island by bringing the "America" out
of the hangar and without any cere
money going into the air.
It was about 4 a. m. today that the
final decision to go up was made by
Chief Engineer Vaniman. All night
be' watched the weather and as the
dawn approached he decided that now
was the time. Rousing the other
members of the crew, who slept in
the hangar, Vaniman called Wellman
and notified hi mthat the timeto start
Prepart For Departure.
Fairly jumping into his khaki uni
-form, Wellman summoned the mem
bers of his family and soon was on
'the way to the inlet in an automobile.
The great gas bag was warped out of
-the shed, the greatest care being tak
en not to rip the heavy silken bag.
"Finally it was out, and Simmons in a
boatswain's chair, ascended to the top
. Oi the huge bag and released the re
maining lashings and then came
With everything ready for the word
"'let's go," the crew climbed up and
into the car hanging from the balloon.
The final "good byes" were said to
'wives, other elatives and friends anid
-the last word to the men on the
ground was given. The great craft
gave a lurch, all the ropes a.nd cables
'became taut and the ship rose, slowly
-at first and then more rapidly, as it
ascended higher and encountered the1
-gentle breeze from the west.
Cheers From Crowd.
On the board walk and beach were
assembled a crowd estimated at about
1,000. The crowd stood in awe as the
America majestically continued to
rise and sail into the thick fog. Then
cheer after cheer followed when they
,saw the craft' begin to disappear in
the mist. iWthin five minutes the
ship was out of sight. Those of the
crowd who remembered that the
America carried a wireless tele
-graph outfit, rushed from the board
walk to the million dollar pier for
news of tbe balloon.
Robert Miller, the wireless operator,
stationed there, was early on hand in
expectation of a fiight and got ready
to "pick up" the ship. Miller kept
"calling" Operator Trwin constantly,
and it was not until 11.03 a. m. that
there was any response. Then came
this message, the first ever sent from
:an airship at sea:
Wireless From Balloon.
board. Machinery working fine.
Good-bye. - J. Irwin."
After this message came others fre
quently and all reported good prog
ress. Among the anxious people that
crowded into the wireless station
were Mrs. Wellman and her two
daughters and they expressed the ut
most confidence in the succc ss of the
The last message received from
Wellman late this afternoon was to
the effect that the course had been
laid for the uorth passage from New
Foundland and that speed had been
cut to 15 knots an hour, for the pur
pose of saving the gasoline fuel.
Enough gasoline is being carried to
keep the America's engnes going for
at least fifty days under the low speed
In Case of Trouble.
The airship: is equipped with pro
visions for thirty days and a 27-foot
life boat is part of the equipment of
the expedition. If the ship gets into
difficulty in the way of motor trouble
she carries two 80-horsepower en
gines and a donkey engine, the wire
less will be depended upon to sum
mon ships. Should the whole struc
ture collapse, the crew will take to
the life boat, and being in the track
of steamers, expect to be picked up
without drifting long on the ocean.
WELLMAN'S AIR CRAFT
GOES ONWARD IN FOG
Slasconest, Mass., Oct. 16.-Some
where east of Nantucket Island off
the coast of Massachusetts and ap
proximately 300 miles from Atlantic
City, the starting point, Walter Well
man's airship, America, signaled a
wireless "all's well" and a good-bye
at 12.45 o'clock this afiternoon and
swung on up the coast through the
fog. This message, the last of the
day's wireless conversations, was re
ceived here by A. H. Ginman, the
Marconi operator, who had been on
the alert since dawn. At 9 o'clock
this morning Siasconset. first came
into touch with the giant dirigible.
Then, although the wireless range of
the craft is comparatively short, ow
ing to the necessarily limited power,
the station was surprised to hear its
call-"MSC"-clear and strong, fol
lowed by "W," the code signal of t'ae
Close to Nantucket.
Judging from the strength of the
signals it was assumed that the
America was close to Nantucket and
immediately all the life-saving sta
tions and light houses on the Island
were notified by telephone to keep a
sharplookout. But the fog which had
enshrouded the America since her de
parture yesterday morning still hung
over the ocean, shutting off the view.
The Marconi station, however, began
a rapid fire of interrogations and
learned from "Jack" Irwin, the Amer
ica's operator, that the ship's motors
had been stopped and 'that the dirigi
ble was heading east northeast and
making 25 miles an hour with the
"Like Sheeted Ghost."
Nantucket's excitement was acute
but with motors idle the ship sailed
as silently as a phantom in the sky
where ordinarily the engine's exhaust
could have reverberated along the
However, the electricity of the Mar
coni station filled In 'times while the
eye and the ear were denied and in
termittently the operators here ex
changed greetings with their late as
sociate who, it will be recalled, re
ceived at ithis station the dramatic
"C. Q. D." of the ill-fated steamship
Republic. At 10.30 signals from the
dirigible became suddenly stronger
and it was mumentarily expected that
the America would come in sight of
Hidden by Fog.
Irwin, in fact, flashed t'- he
thought he could hear the sound of
the breakers but the fog effectually
shut the craft from view, although she
was probably passing over 'the shoals
surrounding the island. From that
time on the signals from the airship
grew steadily weaker until finally at
12.45 a message was flashed to her
asking if everything aboard was o. k.
Faintly came the reply, "yes."
On account of the fog the Amer
ica's exact position remained unknown
throughout the day. Her course. how'
ever, has been along the steamship
lines and as no word to the contrary
h eeon recived the assumption is
[that Mr. Wellman, with 50 days' fuel
and 50 days' provisions aboard, is ad
hering to his plan of crossing the At
laivtic and landing on the British Is
les. It is likely that no further wire
less word from the airship will be
received here, but a dozen or more
liners fitted with wireless were in her
These messages were a portion of
wireless communications addressed to
the New York Times and the London
Daily Telegraph under whose auspices
Wellman is making his remarkable
"Keeping Up the Fight."
Boston, Mass., Oct. 16.-"Tha out
look is not so favorable but we are
keeping up the fight," was one of the
messages sent by Walter Wellman
from the dirigible balloon America
and picked up by wireless today. The
message was sent while the America's
operator was in communication with
the Siasconset station. It followed
another message which as picked up
read: "Have shut down motor and
Iam heading eats northdast, making 25
knots an hour 7ithout engine. Saving
juice for wireless: dynamos not work
ing. Thick fog. No observation ob
White Ribbon Echoes.
The Woman;s Christian Tempera
ance Uniou has just completed its
four days' State convention at George
town, one of the most hospitable
places it has ever been our pleasure
to visit. From first to last the hosts
and hostesses seemed to vie with one
another in their attentions to their
guests. We were given a delightful
sail down Sampit, Waccamaw and
Black rivers into winyah Bay, and
even a little ways out into the ocean.
We returned by moonlight, and the
beautiful shimmering on the waters,
combined with the lovely coloring on
the horizon was grand. We sang many
old hymns and temperance songs
dear to our hearts.
A full house greeted the contestants
Sunday night. Miss Mertie William
son won the gold medal in oratory,
and Miss Etta Shelley the silver med
al in singing. For once in our lives
the house agreed with the decision of
A student in Furman university took
the $5 prize for the best temperance
essay in the State.
Edgefield has the distinction of be
ing first in flower mission work. Con
garee was first last year, and came
near being so this. Newberry stood a
fine chance of being so reckoned, but
was too late reporting. Friends, as
soon as the superintendent sends you
your banks', fill in and send back at
once. Report, report, report.
Miss Jessie Curtiss, State superin
tendent of this department gave the
successful county a lovely handpaint
ed picture, her own work. Mrs. Wait,
our State parliamentarian, gave an
impressive demonsflratic$i fr*m the
rostrum. Mrs. Atkins, Southern born
and bred, made several fine: addresses
the ones on "How Tennessee went
Dry," and "Esther," being the most
lengthy and taking. Her pleasing man
ners and clear-cut reasoning paved
the way for a generous collection in
"wet" Georgetown, $77 in cash and
$150 in subscriptions. Dr. Mitchell,
president of the University of South
Carolina, gave us a logical and schol
arly sermon Sunday morning on the
text: "If meat make my brother to of
fend I will eat no meat while the
world standeth." He is a staunch
prohitbitionist, but believes thorougn
1y in very careful and sane methods
in attaining this end. In this he
veices the sentiments of the W. C.
Many telegrams of congratulatio-.
cr friendly counsel were received from
our sister conventions in the far North
the 'rcezy West and the Sunny Sou)'th.
-There ware fve State officers, sean
Mlpartmental su p'intendents, ani
forty-four lay de'e.<ates present. Th's
*Mos.o our twEiy-seventh annual
Mrs. A J. Bowes,
Secretary of the 1czal W. C. T. U. of
Not Sure About It.
"You'll be the happiest man on
earth. I suppose, when your time's
up," suggested the kindly old gentle
"Oh, I don't know." answered the
CORRECTED LIST DELEGATES.
To Presbyterian Synod Which Meets
Tonight With Aveleigh Presby.
The following is a corrected list of
the delegates to the Presbyterlan sy
nod and the homes to which they have
Dr. W. G. Houseal-Rev. S. C. Byrd,
D. D., H. L. McLaurin.
Rev. J. E. James-Rev. W. J. Wyly,
Dr. T. A. Dwyer, Rev. Jno. G. Law,
E. E. Williamson (at Crotwell ho
tel)-D. F. Sadler.
Mrs. Sibbie Wilbur (at Mrs. T. G.
Williams)-Rev. A. S. Doak.
Welch Wilbur (at Mrs. T. G. Wil
liams)-Rev. R. E. Henderlite.
J. L. Epps-Rev. R. E. Telford, J. S.
J. H. Hunter-E. A. Mars, J. Wal
W. A. McSwain-Jas. T. Reid, Dr.
J. H. Miller, Jno. W. Thompson.
Mrs. L. M. Speers-Rev. W. A. Haf
W. G. McCod-R. W. Crawford,
Rev. Jas. Russell.
R. C. Perry-Rev. W. W. Sadler, M.
W. H. Wallace-Rev. Geo. M. Wil
cox, Judge J. C. Bailey.
Rev. J. W. Carson-Rev. J. L. Mc
Lees, Rev. T. S. Knox.
Mrs. T. G. Williams-Jno. A. Rob
inson. - N.~~~ I -
W. H. Anderson (at T. W. Smith's)
-B. B. Thompson.
Prof. H. L. Dean--Rev. J. B.
Dr. T. W. Smith-ReV. G. 0. Grif
J. M. Workman-Rev. W. H. Work
Man, Rev. W. B. Arrowood.
C. C. Davis (at the Newberry hotel)
ev. J. R. Millard, Rev. C. G. Brown.
Rev. G. A. Wright-Rev. Homer
McMillan, Rev. J. T. Dendy.
W. F. Ewart-Rev. T. D. Cartledge,
Rev. R.. T. Gillespie.
Prof. Roy Z. Thomas-Rev. H. A.
Knox; Jas. Allen.
Judge F. M. Schumpert-W. J. Wil
son, J. W. Reid.
C. E. Summer (at the Newberry ho
tel)-E. P. Moore or Dr. W. D. Knox.
C. A. Bowman-Rev. D. P. Reid,
Rev. T. F. Haney, B. B. Muldrow.
Prof. O'Neal1 Holloway-J. P. Strib
ling, J. W. Shelor.
3. L. Bowles-Henry D. Boozer,
Rev. M. B. Peabody.
Alan Johns;tone-Rev. H. A. White,
D. D., LL. D., Rev.'W. H. Mills, Capt.
T. F. Malloy and Junius M. Bergess
or Hale Houston, Rev. James McDow
ell. Dr. Jas. D. McDowell.
Mrs. T. J. McCrary-Rev. W. S.
Hamiter, Rev. J. B. Hillhouse, Dr. W.
E. Link, Rev. T. P. Burgess
Dr. P. G. Ellesor-Rev. J. P. Mar
Ion, Prof. A. E. Spencer, 3. T. Pedan.
J. M. Kinard-Rev. 3. K. Hall, Rev.
W. T. Hall, D. D.
Mrs. 0. S. Eidson-S. W. Patrick.
C. H. Cannon-Rev. B. P. Davis, D.
D., Rev. H. W. Pratt
R.' D. Smith-Rev. Alexander Mar
tin, Rev. W. H. Frazer, D. D., Rev. G.
W. Y. Fair-John McSween, H. L.
Jno. C. Goggans-Geo. M. Greer, S.
D. B. Werts-Rev. R. S. Latimer, W.
Frank W. Hipp-Rev. T. E. Wallace,
0. L. Hunter or J. D. Mills.
Haskell Wright-J. McInnis, 3. C.
Prof. 0. B. Cannon-Rev. W. J. Mc
Kay, D. D., Rev. S. C. Caldwell.
Alex Singleton (at B. H. Leslie's)-~
J. W. Bankhead, Rev. 3. B. Swann.
Rev. M. L. Banks-T. D. McKeithan,
Rev. T. E. Simpson.
S. P. McCracken-Geo. McCutchen,
J. H. McCord.
-H. H. Abrams-Rev. P. S. McChes
ney, W. J. Copeland.
J. C. Hipp--J. F. Montgomery, Isaac
Mrs. Geo. P. Wright-Rev. 3. C.
Bailey, Rev. J. L. McLin.
3. W. Kibler-C. E. Gray or W. P.
Anderson, J. D. Sheldon.
Mrs. 3. N. Martin-Rev. R. L. Grier,
Rev. T. W. Sloan, D. D., Rev. H. H.
Sweets, D. D.
I. H. Hunt-Rev. J. S. Watkins,
A. C. Jones-Rev. D. M. Fulton, Gen.
W. E. James, Rev, and Mrs. 3. G. Rich
Mrs. J. W. M. Simmons-H. E. Ray
W. H. Hunt-Rev. W. P. Jacobs, D.
D., Rev. T. H. Law, D. D.
J. W. Chappell-A. C. McKinnon, C.
R. Harvin, Y. R. Scruggs.
Z. F. Wright-Rev. Chalmers Fras
er, D. D., W. J. Cunningham.
J. E. Norwood-H. J. MeLaurin or
H. L. Scarborough.
M. L. Spearman-Rev. H. J. Mills,
Rev. D. J. Brimm, D. D.
J. R. Green-Rev. E. C. Bailey, Rev.
E. E. Ervin, D. T. McNeil, N. H. Gor
Rev. A. J. Bowers, D. D.-Rev. P. F.
Price, D. D., Rev. D. W.. Richardson.
H. M. Boozer-R. H. Burton, G. A.
Boozer, Rev. J. M. Holliday, D.
D., W. A. Beaty or J. P. Caldwell.
F. Z. Wilson-Rev. C. F. Rankin,
Col. J. W. Ferguson.
Miss Minnie Gist-Capt. F. M. Farr
or G. H. Oetzel, J. C. Scott.
Mrs. J. B. Fox-Rev. E. E. Gillespie,
Rev. Bunyan McLeod.
Mrs. W. H. Carwile-Rev. F. W.
Gregg, Rev. H. R. Murchison.
J. R. Scurry-Col. L. C. Hough, Rev.
R. C. Morrison.
B. C. Matthews (at the Newberry
hotel)-S. C. Welch or Jas. Robert
son, Rev. J. E. Coker.
Dr. W. E. Pelham-Rev. J. 0.
Reavis, D. D., T. S. Bryan, J. P. Mc
J. N. McCaughrin (at Mrs. L. M.
Speers)-Rev. L. W. Brown, Rev. J. J.
Col. Geo. Johnstone-Rev. Alexan
der Sprunt, D. D., Dr. T. A. Crawford
b' J, F. Reid. - .
Dr. 3. M. Kibler-br. W. b. Hope,
Hugh Witherspoon or J M. Montgom
ery, W. C. Gilmer and Rev. T. D.
Miss Lucy McCaughrin-H. W. Cely
dr A. A. Pearson.
W. H. Hardeman (at the Newberry
hotel)-Rev. A. E. Spencer.
D. B. Chandler (at the Newberry ho
tel)-R. W. McCutchen.
Robert Norris (at Mrs. B. M. Den
nis)-Rev. M. B. Porter, Rev. C. L.
J. W. White-Rev. A. C. Bridge
man, C. C. Daniel or D. E. McCutchen.
J. W. Denning-P. Major, Rev. A.
Sims G. Brown (a$ the Newberry
hotel)-J. M. LaRoche.
J. E. Cannon-Rev. J. W. Lafferty,
Rev. G. M. Hollingsworth.
Dr. 0. B. Mayer (at the Newberry
hotel)-T. L. Howard.
T. C. Pool-Rev. W. M. McPheeters,
0. D., 3. Allen Smith.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer (at Mrs. 0. S.
Eidson's)-A. Kiser, R. F. Grier.
W. A. Wherry-Robt. Gill, W. L.
R. Y. Leavell (at Mrs. 0. S. Eidson)
-W. L. McCravey.
J. H. West-J. P. Saxon, T. V.
W. H. Hill-C. E. Wideman, 3. B.
Bonner or 3. M. Garrett.
Dr. C. D. Weeks (at Mrs. 0. S. Eld
son)-J. M. Lemmon.
J. W. Haltiwanger (at the Crotwell
hotel)-J. R. Craig or Alex McDonald.
E. L. Bailes (at E.- H. Leslie)-Lewis
John H. Wicker-Rev. H. C. Fen
nel, S. W. Bryson.
Dr. J. K. Gilder (at Crotwell hotel)
-R. J. Franks.
R. L. Tarrant-M. A. Boggs.
J. H. Gilliard-Dr. C. R. Gillard,
Rev. J. P. Stevenson, Rev. W. L.
J. P. Neel (at Crotwell hotel)-E.
M. McNaull, C. W. Whisonant.
J. 3. Langford (at Crotwell hotel)
E. R. Shannon.
G. W. Summer (at Newberry hotel)
-H. B. McCall, Neal McRimmon.
Mrs. C. B. Martin-Randolph W.
Shannon, W. M. O'Bryan.
Mrs. 0. S. Eidson-J. C. Durant, H.
K. McGarity, J. W. Cunningham, W.
C. Thomson, S. R. Crawford, E. H.
Adams, L. R. Williams, Chas. Dusen
Mrs. T. G. Williams-W. B. Dixon,
3. M. Love, W. B. Ganet, Thos. Mid
dleton, 3. W. Sasser.
Crotwell Hotel-W. E. Black, 3. V.
Askew, J. E. Sowell, D. A. Watson.
J. B. Hunter-Dr. L. H. Alexander,
R. D. Smith or L. P. Flemming.
Mrs. A. T. Brown-Mortimer Glover.
Alan Johnstone (at Mrs. A. T.
Brown's)-Rev. A. Walker White, Dr.
W. A. Hunter.
An Open Account
Houston Daily Post.
The New York World counts upj
"The Cost of Rooseveltism." Huh'
Theacount may not be closed yet.
IN M. A. CARUSLE CASE
. A. BLACKWELDER EXPLAINS
CERTIFICATION OF CHECKS.
The Affairs of the Cold Point Grainite
Company Gone Over-Other
Greenville News, 15th.
To show that Milton A. Carlisle,
charged with the misapplication of
the funds of the Newberry National
bank, of which he was president, re
ceived sums of money ranging from
one to four hundreds dollars, and oth
er valuables, for the extension of cre
dit to certain parties, and that he.
did not turn this money over to the
bank, was among the objects of testi
mony put up by the government in.
the fifth day of the trial in the United
States district court.
The effort of the prosecution to
prove the alleged insolvency of the
defendant and of the Cold Point
Granite company, during the years of
1907 and 1908, when he is stated to
have made loans without security to
himself and the corporation; wel(e
continued, and the false certifica
tion of checks, which is among the
counts in the massive indictment
against the Newberry banker, also
received some attention. The efforts
of the defense mostly to break dowd
this testimony during the cross-ex
amination, and to show that the viola
tion of the laws were, if any, more
technical than otherwise. :-igh
During the ioren6ii tff testimon?
of the prosecution was during the
early part, mostly toward proving the
insolvency of Mr. Carlisle. It is al
leged in the indictment that he made
loans to himself, by overdrawing his
account at the Ne6*-erry' National
bank, and covering these with his
personal notes, unsecured, when he
"knew or should have known that
he could not or would not be able to
pay the money back." The account
of the Cold Point Granite company,
it is alleged, was also treated in the
same way. Mr. Carlisle was presi
dent and treasurer of this company,
and the prosecution endeavored also
to show that it too, was hopelessly
insolvent, during the time that the
overdrafts were allowed on its ac
Mr. Gibbes, assistant cashier of the
Palmetto National bank, of Colum
bia, Mr. J. D. Bell, until August of
this year cashier of the National Bank
of Clinton; Mr. James T. Medlock,
president of the National Loan and
Exchange bank of Greenwood; Mr.
J. D. Matthews, of the Cole Mortimer
company, handling fertilizers at Char
leston, were the first witnesses taken
up. These all made statements con
cerning notes which they had handled
from both Mr. Carlisle, Individually,
and as an indorser for others, and of
the Cold Point Granite company. A
few of the notes were shown to have
been paid up, afte-2 being renewed sev
eral times, but the large majority of
them were renewed from time to time
for a number of years, and finally
charged off, many of them having been
put in judgment, certified copies of
which were placed in evidence by the
district attorney, Enrest F. Cochrane.
These witnesses were all cross-exam
ined by Mr. Dominick, for the defense.
Mr. R. L. Tarrant, who was con
nected with the National Bank of
Newberry, for a number of years, first
as collector, then as bookkeeper, and
finally as assistant cashier and teller,
was next sworn. He identified two
drafts drawn by Mr.. M. A. Carlisle,
as president and treasurer of the Cold
Point Granite company, on the city of
Florence, for $130, and on the South
ern Paving and C*nstrulction com
pany, of Laurens, for $193. These
were in 1908. They were presented at
the bank, and the money was paid
for them, but when sent out for col
lection by correspondents, they were
returned unpaid. Another 'draft on
the McGee Concrete company, of
Greenville, S. C., for $29 was identi
fied and sta'ted to have fared the
same fate. All these drafts were put
Mr. Tarrant stated also that these
notes were not paid by Mr. Carlisle
while he was at the bank. Miss Alice
West. at one time bookkeeper for the
Cold Point Granite company, was
placed on the stand in the afternoon4
and identified the records of the bookt