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3. A. Slighi, SJigJbs.
First prize, $10: P. J. Riddle, Phoe
Second ~pr!ize, $5: A. Dominick,
- Piret prize, $10: S. M. Duncan,
Second prize, $5: J. A. Sligbh, Slighs.
Third prize, $3: J. H. Eargle, Po
Fourth prize, $2: 1. M. Smith, Kin
*Fourth congressional district prize
First prize, $10-J. H. Wolfe.
Secord prize, $5: W. R. Brown.
'Ibird prize, $3: C. P. Roper.
Fourth prize, $2: J. Ward, Ander
First prize, $10: Julian Wingo.
Second prize, $5: E. I. Bishop.
'Ibird prize, $3: J. H. Oaldwell.
Fourth prize. $2: J. B. Bwynn.
First prize, $10: W. 0. Jeter.
Second prize, $5: H. C. Miller.
In 'the Fourth congressional district
cliass 'the following prizes were won:
Best 10 ears yellow corn: First, W.
0. Jeiter, Santuc; second, H. C. Miller,
Best 10 ears white corn: Roy W.
Wingo, Innmarn; second, W. A. Wingo,
?nman; third, W. T. Irwin, Spartan
Best single ear corn: Roy W. Wingo,
LIKE GREAT WHITE HERON
MAN-MADE BIRD CUT AIR
Vor First Time in History an Aero
plane Wednesday Disported Itself
A bore South Carolina Soil.
Columbia State, 8th.
Bly, the air man, made good. His
:Ehree absolutely perfect flights at the
fair grounds yesterday deiighted 'the
mnost exacting in the crowd of 1,000
pieop'le who witnessed thenm.
The aviator flow has the unique dis
dinc'tion of biaing diiven the first
heavier-than,9air-anachinle through the
limpid atmnosphere of South Carolina.
His flights had the thri-ll of an "ex
ieibition" and the precision of a scien
~'tific experiment. He drove his aero
Aae the "lmont racer," with the
en the present si
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Knit Underwear, per garment
's Sweaters - - -
Black Petticoats --
and Patent Leather Belts
monas - - -
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AND BROS. 01
Sease of an autbomobilis't ouDt for a
morning spin--and with even less ap
J. A. D. McCurdy, the other Curtiss
aviator, who was to have flown, miss
ed a connection and did not arrive.
IHis machiine, the "Hudson-Fulton fly
er," consequently 'as not seen in ac
tion. Mr. McCurdy wilN reach Coluim
bla this morning in p'leinty of time to~
take part in the meet this afternoon.
May Extend Meet.
It ~is .probable that the air-men, Ely
and McCairdy, will remain in Colum
bli~a and make flights on Friday, as
well as today. The field hia been pro
mounced ideal and the weather prom
ises to be perfect. The a,viators are not
due in Atlanta until December 15 a.nd
16. It is consequently probable that
Columbia's aviation meet will be pro
,1anged thiroughi Friday.
The flights this afternoon are
'schedil4*l .to begin at 2 o'clock and
will contnue, if the wind permits, until
sunsiet. A tremendous crowd is ex
pected. The street raH'way will put on
a speciall car serrice to and from the
Augustus Post Present.
Prominent among the spectators of
Eugene B. Ely's three flights yester
day was Augustus B. Post, the vet
eran bal'loonist, who has had various
aeronautic experiences, not the least
thrilling of which was his recent flig'ht
over the Canadian wilds with Allen R.
Hawley in the balloon America II,1
which won the Gordon Bennett race
from St. Louis. Mr. Post has taken
up aeroplaning and is now an author
ity in this new brauch of aeronauticS
He will lecture this morning at th-e
university at 11 o'clock.
MrdJ Fly was another interested
spectator. She anxiously watched her
husband soaring a thousand f3et
above the earth, but waxed enthiu
siestic when he came down in a beau
tiful sweeping glide.
"My n'eves are getting used to it,"
she said, after Mr. Ely was once more
on terra firma. "I still feel a little
shaky, though, when Eugene is u'p in
The aviation party arrived in Co-~
lumbia yesterday at 4.40 a. m. Thex
trip from Atlanta to Spartanburg was
made in a special train, which inci
dentally made a new -record for the
trip. The "Belmont flyer." in which
Ely went aloft yesterday, was asam
tock of The An
want, give us sc
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Race Between Aeroplanes.
A feature of today'~s 'meet will be i
race between the "Hudson-Fu'lton fly
er," driven by McCa.rdy, and thi
"Belmont racer," driven by Ely. Thi1
will take place late in the afternoon
The crowd at tIhe meet yesterda:
afternoon, almtoughi smailter than hra
been anticipated, was very enthiusias
tc. Flying was new to all the specta
tors, and they thIoroughl.y enjoyed the
air-man's perfonmance. Those wht
came expecting a show were sat1s6ed
Ohbrs who went ,for tre educa?iona
value of the performance were equall:
pleasad. Thre secret was that Ela
The start for the first flight wai
made on tihe race track near th4
northern end of the grandstand. Af
ter the motor was tuned up, Ely climni
ed int eeat, avedhis band as e
signal for hiis helpers to release .eh4
mahine and was cff. The aeroplanii
slipped along the track about thA
length of the grandstanid. Then it -aff
the ground and rose. like a great bird
easily and gracefully, and began iti
Breeze Light But Choppy.
The light, choppy wind, which blav
all afternoon, wori-ied the air-man ad
the turns when 'his macire bumnped
up and down, as an automobile de
when it strikes a rut.
After 'circling the track twice, at a
heght of about 130 feet, Ely aldghted
n the 'field opposite the grandstand
On the last :lap, he went further oul
in order to make the turn b efore
aMghtin'g. He came down at an angle
C.' about 30 degrees until 'he was
wit n 10 feet of the grournd. Then he
shut off his motor and glded gradual
y to earth.
"If It were not for this choppy,
puffy little breeze," said Ely after his
trial trip 'aloft, "today would be ideal
for flying. It troublad me some and
got worse 'the higher up I went."
The aeroplane was brought back to
tihe track and returned for the sec
ond event, a three-mile race withb a
Buick car, driven by J. B. Roddey.
Auto and Aeroplane Race.
The aeroplanec's eight-cylinders and
the Buick's afour created a deafening
din. The automiobile was a little in
the rear of the aeroplane. The starit
was slow ' U11 the bird-macine got
up into the air. Then things began
ierican Cash Pu
ks we have told
imething for it a
imber of the family is
Men's Overcoats, sold I
Men's Overcoats, sold i
Men's Shirts -
Men's Kersey Pants, $
Men's Corduroy Hunti
Men's Sweaters -
Holiday Box Suspendei
Holiday Box Men Ties
,fts so cheaply that you may P
flew wide of the track, iled the auto
mobile easily i the first lap. I.n the
L second lap the automobile was in the
- lead when the grandetand was passied.
3 In the last lap, just to show what
;he could do, Ely glMded down 100 feet
.and flew in front of the grandstand
rhairdl.y 20 feet over the automobile.
I His control of his machine was ap
- pa-rently perfect. Ait the southern end
- of the grandstand, be rose again to
150 feet and rounded the tracks for
the last lap, easily the 'winner of the
.race. The Buick, with one cylinder
I bad, cante limping in several seconds
after Ely passed the grandstand.
SThe air-man went hailf way around
the track again, made the turn and
Went Up 1,000 Feet.
-By the time the aeroplanie had been
-brought back .to dah track and tuned
,up, dhe -dhoppy breeze was hardly no
pticeable. Ely anounced that he would
go up 1,000 feet and glide down. This
flit was easily the feature of yes
The air-man rose slowly and g11ace
fuHly in wide sweeping circles. With
his "sky hooks" pointed upward, be
kept climbing in gradually narrowing
*icles, up and up, until the clatter of
his motor became very indistinct.
Once, -about 700 feet up, he veered off
to 'te northeast and sailed toward!
Royster. He turned back, however,
and went climbing up again.
"I know be's cold," said Mrs. Ely
as she watched b'er husbland's great
At a height of approximately 1,000
feet, Ely cuit off his throttle and came
gliding down about 500 feet with
practically no power. He was obliged
to open up the throttle again as he
feared that be could not reach the
field on account of the wind. He came
down very slowly and alighted easily.
The altitude flight was the last for
M&. BALLINGER IS
Republican Members of Investigating
Committee Find Him Innocent of
Washington, Dec. 7.-Vindicating
Seeretary of the Interior Ballinger
upon .a.l the charges brought against
him and cor.demning his accusers ' ;
rchasing Co. w
you in the bei
nd take it out <
on the market at yi
~or $12.50 to $15.00, for
or $7.50, for -
~.50 kind, for - -
g Pants, $5.00 kind, for
roile a Suitablle gift for a
ring of animosity built upon a sup
poed difference in policy respecting
conservation, a majority of the con
gressional committee Which investi
gated 'the so-called Ba'llinger-Pinchot
case today submitted its report to
After stating that the evidence pre
sented 'redlated in the main to charges
*of various kinds against Mr. Ballinger
and that these came chi'eny from two
sources-L. R. Glavis and Gifford
Pinchot-the majorty announced the
Failed to Make Out Case.
"The evidence has wholly failed to
make out a case. Neither any fact
proved aior all t!he facts put together
exhibit Mr. Ballinger as being any
thing but a competent, and honorable
getlem1fan, honestly and faithfully
performing 'the duties of his high of
fce, with an .eye singel to the public
Signed by Republicans.
The report was signed by Senators
Knute Nelson, chai-rman; Frank P.
Flint, George Sutherla:nd and Elihu
Root and Representative Samuel W.
McCall, of Messachusetts, vice cheir'
man; .Marin E. Olmetedi, of Pennsyl
vania and Edwin Denby, of Michigan,
all Republicans. A few months ago
the Democratic members-Senators
D. U. Fletcher and Win. E. Purcell
and Rep eentatives Ollie M. James, cf
Kentucky, and James M. Grahlamf, of
llinois, together with Representative'
Edmond H. Madison, of Kansas, pro
gressive Republican, put out ainother
report which thiey maintained to be
the majority opinion, condemning the
conduct of Mr. Ballinger as secretary
of the interior.
Made Public In Septemsber.
This report was made public fol
lowing a meeting of the committee in
Minneapolis last September, which
was not attended by some of the Re
pub leans who have now exonerated
Mr. Ballinger and, ther;efore, the nat
ural minority became a majority and I
the Republicans who were present,I
with the exception of Mr. Madison,!
withdrew and broke the quorum. The'
members who now sign the majority
report formu,lated their conclusions at;j
a recent series of meetings.
In speaking of the "animosity" cre
ated by differener?s respee'.inlg the con
seraion of natural ~resources, t:1'
9 to 75c
B te famiy
the accusers 'evide'ntly had this policy
deeply at hart anid were "evidently
disposed 'to take a most favorable
view of the character and motives of
any one whom they supposed to be'
opposed to their views. They thus
came 'to regard Mr. Ballinger with
suspicion and to regard the most natu
ral and innocent acts occurring in the
rdinary course of department admin
isttationI as fxraishing evidence of
some sinister purpose."
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice Is hereby given that as
guardian of the estate of Holland
Boozer, minor, I will make final set
lement as guardian of said estate in
he Probate Court for Newberry coun
y, Tuesday, December 20, 1910, at 11
'clock in the forenoon, and immed
ately thereafter apply to the said
ourt for letters dismissory as gusr
dian of said minor.
.W. E. Lake,
Guardian Holland Boozer.
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that La Francecod
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SDon't fail to see these.
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