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VOLUME XLTHLI MNXBER S3. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER I-S, 1910.TWCAWEK$15AYAR
MR. M. A. CARLISLE
THE ATTORNEYS MAKE MOTION
FOR NEW TRIAL.
Argument to be Heard Next Monday.
Conviction on Five of the 162
Special to The Herald and News.
Greenville, Oct. 20.-Milton A. Car
lisle, of Newberry, was this morning
in the UniLarl States district court,
convicted on five counts of violating
the National banking laws. The
counts upon which Mr. Carlisle was
convicted were 152, 153, 154, 159 and
160. These counts cover the Cold
Point Granite company's drafts and
the Willard transactions.
A motion for a new trial was im
mediately made by Messrs. Blease and
Dominick, attorneys for the defense.
This motion will be argued Monday.
A local attorney stated this morn
ing that the minimum sentence on
-each count was five years.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Mr. A. G. Wise and Miss Minnie Hus
sung Married-Personal Men.
Prosperity, Oct. 20.-Miss Mae Lee
Barre, of Chattanooga, Tenn., is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. E. W. Werts.
Mr. W. E. Monts left Wednesday for
Pendleton, S. C., where he has ac
cepted the position of superintendent
of Pendleton graded school.
Mr. John Pat Wise, of University of
South Carolina, is spending the week
end at home.
Mr. 0. C. Shealy, of Saluda, will
open school Monday at O'Neall on
Route No. 1.
Miss Helen Nichols, of Utopia, has
entered Prosperity high school.
Misses Mae Lee and Kate Barre
spent Tuesday in Columbia.
The first lyceum attraction will be
on November 5.
Miss Lillie Chapman, of Utopia,
spent Tuesday with Mrs. J. A. Simp
Miss Minnie Hentz, of Pomaria, is
spending the winter with Mrs. B. B.
Schumpert and will attend Prosperity
Miss Gertrude Simpson, field mis
sionary worker of South Carolina sy
nod, is in Chapin in the interest of
We are glad to note that we now
have a photographer in town.
Mr. A. G. Wise and Miss Minnie
Hussung, of Columbia, were married
Wednesday afternoon in Columbia.
SERVICES NEXT WEEK.
Beginning Sunday a Series of Services
Will be Held Aveleigh Presby
The Rev. T. A. Dwyer, a converted
Catholic priest and now a Presbyte
rian minister, will begin a series of
sermons or meetings in Aveleigh
Presbyterian church next Sunday
morning. This meeting will be con
tinued during the week, the services
being held every evening at 8 o'clock
and a sermon by Dr. Dwyer.
At the morning service Sunday, Dr.
Dwyer will give a brief sketch of his
life and travels and of the work he
has been doing as well as of his con
version. Dr. Dwyer has traveled ex
tensively and this service will be of
great interest. The public is cordial
17 invited to the morning service next
Sunday and to the evening sevices
during the week.
YOR SECRETARY OF STATE FAIR.
J. N. Cantey Opposes Incumbent, D.
F. Efird, of Lexington.
Columbia, October 18.-There is a
very spirited campaign on for secre
tary of the South Carolina Agricul
tural and Mechanical society between
the incumbent, D. F. Efird, of Lex
ington, and the present assistant sec
retary, J. M. Cantey, of Columbia.
Mr. Efird was chosen by the execu
tive commission in February to suc
ceed Secretary "Lex" Love, resigned.
The election will take place at a
meeting of the society on Wednesday
WRECK AND RUIN
IN STORM'S WAKE
HURRICANE SWEEPS FLORIDA
AND PASSES NORTHWARD.
Millions of Dollars of Property Loss
in West Indian Blow-Peninsular
Bears Brunt of Storm.
Savannah, Ga., October 18.-At mid
night Savanah appears to be well with
in the influence of the West Indian
hurricane, which has been headed in
this direction from over Florida all
day. The wind is blowing sixty miles
an hour, and the velocity is increasing
hourly, indicating the steady advance
of the storm.
Salt water resorts in the vicinity of
Savannah have suffered most. At Ty
bee the sea has broken over the wall
at the government reservation and
the parade ground is under several
feet of water. The new Tybee hotel
stands in the ocean, and miles of the
island car tracks have been washed
Millions Are Lost.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 18.-What
undoubtedly will prove to be the most
destructive storm in the history of the
Southeastern extremity of the United
States last night and today swept the
entire Florida peninsula, doing dam
age estimated at several million dol
lars. Forty thousand square miles
of territory south of Jacksonville has
been without any means of communi
cation with the outside world for
more than twenty-four ho*s. The
last reports from this section, em
bracing all that territory south of a
line from Tampa to St. Augustine,
told of hurricane winds, hourly In
creasing in intensity, and rapidly
falling barometers. The orange crop
and vast trueking industry were re
ported as probably ruined.
Jacksonville sustained heavy prop
erty loss, but it is believed there was
no loss of life in the vicinity. Along
the eastern coast many lives are be
lieved to.have been lost and the prop
erty damage must have been great.
Blew Ninety Miles.
The maximum wind velocity, seven
ty miles an hour, was recorded here
at 7 o'clock tonight, when the centre
of the disturbance appeared to have
passed up the Atlantic coast toward
Savannah. The wind velocity along
the coast was greater than in the
city. Mayport, at the mouth of the
St. John's river, experienced a wind
of eighty to ninety miles an hour and
half of the houses were wrecked.
The only loss of life reported was
that of the drowning of three negroes
at Key West, contained in an Asso
ciated Press dispatch via Havana. The
territory from which no reports have
come for 24 hours, however, Is ex
pected to show a heavy death toll.
Extraordinary precautions were
taken by the officials of the East
Coast railway, which stretches out
into the ocean for miles in the vicin
ity of the lower keys and the officials
here believe all hands are safe.
By reason of the warnings issued
by the weather bureau, shipping is
believed to have suffered very little.
All of the steamers in Florida waters
have kept within harbors since yes
terday morning, with the exception of
a few of the big liners. A number of
barges and launches were sunk at
points along the east coast, but there
were no men aboard when they went
down. While the damage will be
heavy along the coast, the greatest
property loss was in the interior,
where the storm came upon the peo
ple with little warning, and, in some
instances, without notice at all.
That the property damage through
out the State will total several n-il
lions, and that there has been loss of
iife :s not doubterl here. Invariably
tha last message received here last
night from points south of Jacks.on
ville reported the hurricane winds in
cre.uing in velocity and fdling baro
St. Augustine Flooded.
St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 18.-At low
tide the water is breaking over the
seawall here tonight and high tide
will flood many of the streets of the
city. The power plan:s are out of
commission, and the city is in dark
ness. All stores are closed, with
water running into the lower flonrs
of many of them. Damage to proper
ty is estimated to be heavy. The
wind is blowing at 50 miles an hour
from the east northeast.
Key West Suffers.
Key West, Fla., Oct. 18.-Via Ha
vana, Cuba.-The tropical hurricane,
which has been sweeping over the
West Indies and Southern waters for
the last five days took Key West in
its grip yesterday and tore away the
roofs of houses, shook a number of
buildings from their foundations, blew
vessels from their moorings and did
other damage, the extent of which
can not yet be estimated.
Pleasure Resort Destroyed.
The South Beach section and the
western part of the city suffered the
greatest from the storm. The sea
poured over the low lying shores and
many houses facing the ocean were
either wrecked or blown from their
fcundations. The pleasure resort, La
Brisa, a large wooden building, was
hurled from its supports and broke
Only three lives are reported lost.
Alexander Johnson, colored, his wife
and four children, while attempting to
leave their home, near South Beach,
were caught by a wave. The mother
and father each carried two of the
children. The father escaped, while
the mother and two of the children
Velocity of One Hundred Miles.
Washington, Oct. 18.-The following
telegram was received by cable from
the weather bureau observer at Key
West, Fla., today:
"Pressure fell rapidly to 28.46 at
3.45 p. m., then wind shifted to south;
no steady rise; anemometer cups
blown away 2.30 p. m. The estimated
maximum velocity was over 100 miles
an hour; wind blew over eighty miles
per hour for three hours. Storm last
ed fifteen hours. The tides have been
extremely high and buildings inundat
ed over ten feet; building damaged
about 1,000. Station force here and
al Sand Key safe. Considerable dam
age in city. Awful experience."
HURRICANE QUITS LAND
AND GOES TO WATER
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 19.-Unless the
hurricane is playing 'possum, indica
tions at 6 o'clock are that the storm
has passed to sea. It has been almost
dead calm all afternoon, due, accord
ing to the weather bureau, to the fact
that this immediate vicinity was in
the centre of the cyclone, in the hole
of the doughnut-shaped storm, as it
But the period of calm has lasted
so long the belief prevails that the
storm has either weakened until it
is no longer dangerous, or has dis
appeared off the coast. The conduct
of the'storm has been so erratic, how
ever, that the shipping interests are
playing safe, and staying in port un
til positive information about the
storm has been received.
A dispatch to the Morning News by
mail from Brunswick today narrates
the facts of the storm's visit to that
port. While no lives were lost, there
was great damage along the water
front. Two .men, who were out hunt
ing marsh hens when the storm broke,
had not been accounted for this fore
noon, but they are not believed to
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 19.-Leaving
damages from the East to West
coasts, the tropical hurricane passed
over the Peninsula into the Atlantic
last night and the wind has shifted
from the northeast to the southwest
-still blowing a gale of between 30
and 45 miles an hour.
Wires are down all through the
State and are very little better than
yesterday. What reports have been
received indicate a gale of over sixty
miles in every city in the Peninsula
and sometimes amounting as high as
80 or 90.
Only one fatality has been reported
since the message from Key West in
the State. An electrician in Deland
me instant death when entering a
business house to fix a broken wire.
More encouraging news comes from
the State. Outside of the damage to
the crops there has been comparative
ly little damage considering the wide
area of the storm. Every city heard
from throughout the State report the
electric plants dead. In Jacksonville
th' municipal plant is still out o.f
WALTER WELLMAN I
ABANDONS AIRSHIP I
Across-Atlantic Flight Ends in Fail
ure-Rescued Off North Caro
New York, Oct. 18.-Man's first it
tempt to cross any ocean in an air
ship has failed, but Walter Wellman?,
five companions and a kitten, who es
sayed the voyage, are safe. The air
ship-the Giant America-is a batter
ed aerial derelict, abandoned at sea, j
perhaps still in the air, perhaps be- i
neath the waves with her costly equip
ment. When deserted she had been
in the air probably 72 hours, a new
world's record for dirigibles and, driv
en by the wind, had travelled doubt
less 800 miles. Whether the distance
record for dirigibles-870 miles-also
will be broken, remains to be comput
Picked up by the steamship Trent
early this morning off the North Caro
lina coast, Wellman and his fellow
air navigators are due in New York
at noon tomorrow. They left their
craft because she was in distress and
Dlown so far from the course of the
steamers' travel that a continuation
of the voyage to the British Isles was
hopeless. So, summoning aid by wire
less, the difficult and dramatic trans
fer to the Trent was accomplished
and the America left to its fate.
From Airship to Steamer.
For an incident without parallel in
history-the transfer of passengers
from an airship to a steamship
meagre were the details obtainable
by wireless during the day. Wireless,
at all times more or less uncertain,
was 'rendered more so by the tropical
storm which swept northward, but
tonight wireless stations in tWe vi
cinity of New York picked up from the
Trent a word here and a word there
amplifying on the earlier dispatches.
It was learned that Wellman had
fund it necessary to rid the airship
of the burden of most of its gasoline,
retaining only enough to reach land
in the event the Trent had not come
to the rescue. When the steamship
heeded the calls of distress and drew
near its aerial sister, Wellman shouted
his predicament through a megaphone
and decided that he would lower his
life boat, which swung from the diri
gible's belly. As a precaution the
Trent lowered her life boats, which
stood by until the transfer was effect
ed and Wellman and his companions,
even down to the frightened squirm
ing kitten were safe on board the line,
surrounded by the excited passengers.
The rescue was accomplished at a
time when two continents awaited
breathlessly the fate of the dirigible
and her crew.
Having been spoken by wireless,
presmably in the vicinity of Nan- 1
tucket, at 12.45 p. m. on Sunday, it1
was a surprise then when the news
came that the America had encoun- 1i
tered the Trent, homeward bound,
from Bermuda, in a longtitude and
latitude nearly 400 miles southward
and 250 miles northwest of Bermuda.
Thrilling must have been the exper
iences of the America's commander
and crew as they were thus swept
out of their course.
Capt. Down, nf the Trent, fiashed <
first news .of the t c.scue in a message
to the New York Times, which. wli1
the Cli4cago Re. i-Herald and thei
Lonndo , Daily Tengiaph, con'rit-zed 1
$3.t0 for the )urpose of expedblon. I
Cart Downi also e vised Sanderson
& Soni, New York, for the Royal Mail
Steamship Packet Line.
Subsequently more details canue. In
a dispatch to the Associated Press.4
Engine Mlotor Broke.
Further wireless messages reachingi
New York tonight says that one of I
the motors had broken in the Ameri
ca, which had made more serious the
predicament created when all the
gasoline that could be spared was 1
cast into the sea.
The America is, or was, 228 feet
long and 52 feet in diameter, with a
lifting capacity of 23,650 pounds. The
envelope alone weighed two tons.4
There were three gasoline engines
aboard, two of from 80 to 90-horse
power for the propellers and the
smaller for the operation of a donkey
engine. Taken as a whole the craft
was practically the same in which
Wellmnan mad his two starts for the1
North Pole in 1907 and 1909, respec
ftjv. Nr-ith'e of attf.mnts were suc-i
-:. .ul, both were made from Spitz-1
>ergen and one from a group of is
ands in the Arctic ocean, between
Pranz Posef Island and Greenland.
Difficulty in Transfer.
On Board Steamer Trent, October
.8.-(By United Wireless to New
(ork, October 18.)-The crew of the
Lirship America, in abandoing their
raft, lowered themselves into the
ife boat which swung beneath it.
rhey then cast the life boat off and
were afloat on the sea. The airship,
-elieved of the life boat, shot up into
he air and was rapidly blown away.
Che transfer of the Wellman party
rom the life boat to the Trent was
ffected with much difficulty.
At 4.30 a. m. today the steamer
Drent sigted the a*rship America
Lnd wireless communication was im
nediately established. Irwin, the
perator on the airship, informed
'insburg, the operator on the Trent,
hat the airship America's crew
vished to abandon the balloon.
ess communication was kept up
rom this time on between the airship
Lnd the steamer.
Steamer Followed Balloon.
Daylight was rapidly approaching,
Lnd the Trent was requested' to fol
ow the America, which was then
Irifting at the rate of twelve miles
tn hour. After a consultation held
)n the airship it was decided that the
mnly means of rescue was the life
)oat. But this was such a hazardous
indertaking that much time elapsed
yefore the manoeuvering was execut
d, as the tail of the airship, consist
ng of tanks of gasoline and wooden
.locks, threatened to capsze the lifs
>at as it dropped into the water.
rhis danger was at last overcome and
:he operation was carried out with
;uccess. In the operation the trailer
struck Wireless Operator Jack Irwin
Lnd Louis Loud, the engineer, and
lso knocked a small hole in the side
)f the life boat.
Airship Shot Skyward.
The airship, Immediately on being
*eleased of its weight of the crew and
)oat, shot skyward as the boat shot
A moderate sea was running at the
ime, and after some slight difficulty
he crew were taken on board, togeth
r with the life boat, at 7.30 a. m.
All the members of the crew are
ell, after a thrilling experience.
ireless telegraphy has distinguished
tself by showing the great assistance
n accomplishing the work of rescue.
The Morse lamp signalling also
ook a great part in the communica
ion between Jack Irwin and the oper
tor on the Trent, who gave the sig
ials leading to the rescue. The crew
vas picked up in latitude 35.43 north,
ongtitude 62.18 west, where the
kmerica was abandoned.
Lost His CoTnrse.
Wellman said that the airship had
een blown far out of her, course so
hat it was inadvisable to proceed.
The foregoing is the first story of
he thrilling rescue and was Bent by
yireless direct from the steamer
rent to the Associated Press.
Mrs. Wellman Grieved.
Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 18.-"My
;reatest sorrow is over the terrible
Iisappointment that it will be to my
iusband and the men of the America
>ver their failure to reach Europe,"
vas one of the declarations of Mrs.
alter Weliman, wife of the head of
he America expedition this after
ioon in discussing the rescue of her
"We are safe and well, Wellman."
This message was received by Mrs.
Wellman, who was with her daughters
Lnd Mrs. Vaniaman, wife of the chief
~ngineer of the airship.
After expressing her sorrow at the
ailure of the enterprise, Mrs. Well
"We must be proud of the men who
isked their lives aboard the America,
>ut I know that Mr. Wellman has al
rays considered the venture as a
Mrs. Wellman, her daughters and
Irs. Vaniaman left for New York this
ALTER WELLMAN TELLS
STORY OF HIS FLIGHT.
New York, Oct. 19.-Walter Well
nan and his five companions were
anded here this afternoon by the
taamship Trent. which picked them
p at sea, after they had abondoned
heir dirig-ihle -halloon America and
failed in the first attempt ever made
to cross the Atlantic through the air.
A bruised right hand which Wellman
carried in a sling was the only phy
sical injury that resulted from their
long voyage of approximately 800
miles and a rescue the like of which
is unknown in all history.
Equilibrator Caused Failure.
Standing on the deck of the Trent,
Wellman made this statement:
"We thought we could get along
without the equilbraton Now we
find we coild not get along with it.
Our plans for the future are indafnith
until we find something that will do
what we thought the equilibrator
The "equilibrator" to which Well
man attributes the failure of his voy
age, was the series of tanks containi
ing gasoline which floated in the wat
er attached to the airship by a long
The direct cause for abandoing the
America was the exhaustion of the
supply of gasoline, which had to be
thrown out to save the ship. When
the crew abandoned the balloon only
enough was left tc last about 24
hours. This is Wellma:'s descrip
tion of how he hurt his hand.
WeUman's Hand Hurt.
"While we were afloat in our lIfe
boat trying to reach the Trent, I tried
to grasp a rope thrown from the
steamer. . In some way the rope got
twisted about my hand and before I
could get loose It nearly tore off my
little finger and badly bruised the
rest of the hand."
The other members of the America's
crew said they felt as well as ever
and they looked it. They are:
Melvin Vaniman, the engineer.
J. Murray Simons, the navigator.
J. K. Irwin, the wireless operator.
Albert L. Loud and John Aubert,
the air sailors.
And the Cat Came BacL
There was also the gray kitten,
which was so pampered by the women
passengers aboard the steamer that
her sides bulged with fooding. She
had made the air voyage as a name
less, but on board the liner was
promptly christened "Trent." She
left the steamer on Mr. Vaniman's
Mrs. Wellman Sheds Tears.
With tears in her eyes Mrs. Well
man embraced her husband and kiss
ed him on both cheeks. The aged
Mrs. Loud stood weeping, with one
arm around the neck of her son and
other about her son-In-law, while Mrs.
Vaniman also in tears of joy, hung
on her husband's arm.
MAJOR THEODORE DEHON DEAD.
Former Charlestonlan Dies in Green
yille-Once on The News and
Courier Staff. ,
Greenville, Oct. 18.-After a long
illness, Major Theodore DeHon, pass
ed away this morning at his resi
dende in this city. He was 69 years
of age, and was well known through
out the State, and especially this sec
Major DeHon was born in Charles
ton, and before the war farmed near
Walterboro. He was a member of
Hampton's legIon, serving through
three years of the war. After the
war he returned to Charleston and
was for about twenty-five years a
journalist, being connected with the
News and Courier of that city. He
later moved to this county, where he
has since been. His death, while not
entirely unexpected, has caused shock
and a deep regret among those who
Strongest of the Dixon Plays.
Playgoers of this city are looking
forward with the liveliest anticipation
to Friday, October 28, at the opera
house when "The Sins of the Father"
will be presented by a notably excel
lent company under the direction of
Manager George H. Brennan. Al
though but recently produced, the
fame of Thomas Dixon's newest drama
has traveled fast. The verdict of
critics and public alike is that this
play is by far that master craftsman's
strongest work. It deals with the
great problem of the intermixture of
races. The plot hinges on the sus
picion that a beautiful young woman,
a guest in an aristocratic home, is
tainted with the stain of negro blood.
Music adds to a special sale, espe
cially the kind of music at Blaus