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BREAKING IN TWO?' j
SHIV COSTS LIVES!
(Many Sailors Ceristy When Tanker j
Collapses.?SonXe of Them
New York, Jan. o.?The oil tank;
steamer Oklahoma broke in two amidships
without warning at 7:30 o'clock
Sunday morning off Sandy Hook, and
a large number .'of her crew of some!'
40 men perished.
The stern section, in wihich was
situated all neavy r. c'.'.inery of the \
vessel, and on which there were 32!
members of the crew, sank immedi- J
ately. Eight members of the crew
were -->cucd by thi Hamburg American
line steamer Bavarie, whose captain
said some of the Oklahoma's men
toM ihim they saw an open boat of
the Oklahoma put away rram tne .
i wreck with 10 merlin it.
k This information was contained in
a wireless dispatch received tonight'
by the Hamburg-American line here
from Capt. Graalfs of the steamer Ba- j
varia, which is proceeding to Boston
with eight survivors of t&e tanker on
board. The message, which came by
way of Siasconset, said:
"On January 5, at 6 a. m., we sight
ed signals of distress. The seas were
hi?ii. At dawn we saw the forepart
of a steamer floating on the water. It
w.i5 the ta:;k steamer Oklahoma from
"At S a. m. were close to the
wreck and lowered a boat. The men
on toe Oklahoma lowered themselves
into the boat exhausted by their experience
of the last 24 hours.
"Capt. Gunther stated that last j
Sunday at 7:30 a. m. during heavy!
weather and without any previous j
warning the ship suddenly broke in >
tv.> befweon the l.ijc?? es-. In about 22
minutes the after part of tee ship, j
with a crew of 32 men, sank. The'
forepart was kept aloft by the bulk
nead. Lifeb oars either went down
with the ship or were smashed immediatly
after the catastrophe.
"On the evening o?" January A a
Spanish steamer, probably tia-e Manuel
Calvo, has appeared in the vicinity
of the Oklahoma but was unable, owing
to bad weather, to accomplish
anything Immediately afitr the Bavaria
reached the scene this mornrng
the United Fruit steamer Tenadores j
arrived at the scene of the disaster, j
but there was nothing left to be'
Another message frim Capt. j
"According to statements made by;
sime of the men saved, a boat from 1
the stern part of the Oklahoma with
from eight to ten men in it was seen.
Its whereabouts is not known."
Thirteen Survive Oklahoma Wreck. ;
'New York, Jan. 6?Thirteen sur-1
vivors tonigiht had been accounted for
out of the 38 men aboard the tank j
steamer Oklahoma when she broke in
two Sunday in a 6torm off Barne
gat. Anotner story 01 neroic rt^cue i
was written beside the tale told by j
| the wireless that brought the first
' news of the disaster.
Until the Booth liner Gregory, |
fresh from a 2,000 mile voyage up the!
Amazon, arrived today, the eight men ;
taken off the Oklahoma by the steamship
Bavaria were believed to be the 1
only ones saved. But the Gregory j
had five more of the shipwrecked jcrew
that her officers ihad dragged j
from the boiling sea at the risk of
their own lives.
So the Oklahoma'6 death list stood .
at 25 tonight, and there was little
p hope that more of the crew would |
be saved. What little hope remained j
was based on the fact that the men
brought to port by the Gregory said
another lifeboat besides theirs had}
been launched from the sinking j
steamer. There was little doubt, how-jever,
that this was the boat sighted I
by the revenue cutter Seneca with j
t three frozen bodies under its thwarts. J
I The boat that carried the five survivors
within reach of the Gregory
contained but one body when it was
j cast adrift after the rescue.
AGREE TO DRAW.
Fight .Between .Councils .May .Be
Settled by Yoters at Polls on
Lexington, Jan. 5.?Botih sides hav- j
ing reached the conclusion that neith-1
er council was qualified to hold office, I
I the contest that was to have been;
heard before the State supreme court
today over the town election nruddle
at Batesburg, has been withdrawn, <
and another election has been called
for February 3, it is said, at which
time it is hoped that a council qual- j
ifled to hold office will be chosen. The i
petition was brought by W. C. Bates.: i
fas mayor, and the members of his:
council, who alleged that M. E. Rut.- J
land, mayor-elect, and the members j
of his council; we^e not qualified to
bold office in that they did not hold j
registration certificates for the year
1913,. and on December 31 an order
-was signed by Chief Justice Eugene
B. Gary of the supreme court restrain- :
imP the new council from AatezUgj
i!pon the discharge of their duties until
the questions at issue had Ikhmi
passed upon by the court.
.Now that both sides have gotten
together, it is understood that M. K.
Rutland, who was elected over the
.ncumbent, W C. Bates, in the election
held last year for mayor, will
again be a candidate. M. Bates will
not offer for re-election, it is said, but
an effort is being made to get Dr. C.
5V1. Cain, head of the Harris-Cain
Drug company, to become a candidate
in opposition to Mr. Rutland, in
which event another bitter campaign
will -be waged.
Both are progressive business men,
and have a large personal and polit
Case is Postpoued.
Columbia, Jan. 6.?The case of W.
C. Bates, mayor and the members of
the Batesburg council against M. E.
Rutland, mayor-elect, and members or
the new council, which was to have
been argued in the supreme court
yesterday, was postponed until next
Monday. M. Rutland and the members
of hte new council were ordered to
show cause why they should not be
restrained from taking office on the
general ground that they are without
registration certificates. It was intimated
in the supreme court yesterday
morning by the attorneys that
fhn MM miVht hp cpttipd out of tile
liiv VUOV *1*134* V V ? ? ? court.
The case was continued on petition
of J. iFraser Lyon, attorney for W. C.
COMMITTEE STARTS HEARINGS.
Witnesses in New York Tell Houston
and McAdoo What Tiiey Desire.
Wish Separate System.
New York, Jan. ">.?The task of
setting up machinery to put in rnotcn
the new banking of the country
was taken up here today by the federal
reserve organization committee,
consi ting of Secretaries McAdco and
Houston. On this committee, under
the new law, devolves the responsibility
minnincr r\.i 1 f rofrlnnol rp?orVP
IIJ UL .Jillyi:i i L^iunui i ~
districts and reaching its decision toe
committee today began here a series
of hearings which will be continued
three days more and subsequently
in other financial centres.
A number of New York's leading
financiers were heard to-day. It
quickly developed to-day that it probably
would be impossible to satisfy
both New York and the rest of the
country. F. A. Vanderlip, president
of the National City bank, said ihe
thought the committee would find it
impossible to work out a plan that
would fulfill all requirements.
Hard to Solve.
"It presents almost an insolvable
problem," said Secretary McAdoo,
when Mr. Vanderlip had given his
opinion as to the manner in which
the regional reserve districts should
be drawn up.
"I tiiuik that is what you are facing/'
said Mr. Vanderlip. "It is one
of the most difficult problems, I
think:, that I ever faced. Oversight
and control spell the whole story of
this law. If we get the proper oversight
and control, the law will work,
in spite of its defects. If we do not,
it will not work."
The majority of the witnesses favored
the creation in New York of a
regional bank of such magnitude tihat
it would absorb 40 or 50 per cent, of
the $106,000,000 capitai available for
the entire system of the country. Such
a district would include New York,
New England, New Jersey, Delaware
and part if Pennsylvania.
Wonld be Too Big.
Secretary McAdoo suggested that
such a huge bank here wr>iM overshadow
the other banks, of which, according
to tihe law, taer-3 must be at
least seven. The rap'.y w-is made that
a bank of such size was needed here
in order that it might command the
respect of European bankers ami hold
its own! with the grea; individual
banks in New York. Mr. Vanderlip's
idea was that the importance of New
York ba.?ks would give them such a
position that it was of comparatively
little moment how much territory outside
the metropolitan district was included.
Dr. H. Parker Willis of New York,
who was adviser of the banking and
currency committee of the house
wihile the currency bill was before
it was the chief opponent of the plan
for the creation of a huge bank here.
Dr. Willis said that to allot to the
New York district 40 or 50 per cent,
of the working capital of the- new system
would be out of harmony with
the purposes of the law.
"There are no unmistakable considerations,"
he said, "which dictate
that one bank should be vastly superior
in powers. The capital of these
banks is relatively a matter of minor
Secretary McAdoo asked the opinions
of witnesses as to what cities oth
er than New York should be chosen
for regional reserve banks. The common
oplnoin was that if the New York
arm hm jmt*ietad to tbf* ixmedteta
, vicinity, banks should bo < >t.i">lshei
in the Mast in Boston and Philadel- |
, hia or Washington. Other cities referred
to most frequently were Chicago,
St. Lous, San Franciseo.Oleve- j
land or Cincinnati, Denver and At!laiUa'
NEGROES OF NEWBERRY
CELEBRATE EMANCIPATION j
Addresses Made to a Large Gathering
the First of January?Planning
for a Big Day a Year Hence.
i On January 1, 1914, the negroes of
Xewberry county assembled at Bethle*
hem Baptist church, and, with songBa
prayers and addresses, gave thanJto
unts God for having brought them out
of the house of bondage; and for the
blessings which have attended them j
for the past half century.
j The notable features of the celebration
vver the addresses by Benjamin
Bradley of Xewberry. S. C., and
Thomas B. Xeely of Columbus, Ga.'
Speaker Xeely, speaking on the sub-j
ject, "The Price of IFreedom*', im- [
pressed his hearers that if they would
be free they must pay toe price of i
freedom. They must pay the price of.
getting together, like the tribes or
Israel, before they can cross the Jor-;
dan into the promised land. The nc- ;
vro must pay the price of preparation,
if he would be free, said the speaker.
Education, property, business enterprises,
and true manhood and woman-j
hood are the things which prepare a '
: race for real freedom.
He further said that Israel had to
fight battles and pay a dear price for ,
a land that had been promised them, j
Thov nniri thp rrirc. r.aid he. not !
in Egypt, nor in crossing the Red I
sea, but in ti.ie wilderness, where they ;
suffered because of their sin, and in '
Canaan, where They had to fight for
The negro, declared the speaker, I
crossed the Red sea fifty years ago; j
yet he has one more river to cross.
rut, like Israel, the negro race must j
prepare before it can cress. It has j
got to fight its own battles and pay j
the price for freedom. !
He closed 'Ms adress with the declaration
that armies can not free a peo!
pie. "Millions are dead on yonder
i battlefields and Lincoln's proclamation
is issued, but the fetters which
j enslave the negro are yet unbroken?
| the fetters of ignorance, of poverty
and of race jealousy enslave any peo|
pie; and these must be broken if that
i people would be free."
I Everybody was much pleased at the
! success of the celebration. It is hoped
I that the interest which was engeni
dered on Emancipation day will con
' ?- - At- - ? ? -3 xl-.x X"U ^
, unue to grow, to me enu mat uu me
j first day of 1915 there will be the
greatest celebration that has ever occurred
in Newberry county.
The Lincoln Memorial Association.
! The Lincoln Memorial association
of Newberry county met at Miller
i chapel, Jan. 1st, 1914, and elected tihe 1
I foiling officers.'
Berry T. Neely, president.
John Gallman, vice president.
Thomas H. Williams, chaplain. ,
George Gallman, secretary. I
Benson J. Caldwell, assistant secre|
Mack Tucker, treasurer. t
These officers, in short addresses, ^
fhp ac^rvfifltinn that no efforts
j will be spared in making the next j"
I "Emancipation celebration the grandest
ever held in this county since the is- j.
; suing of Lincoln's proclamation.
This association, through its sev- ^
eral county committees, which will be ^
appointed by the executive commit- j
! tes, solicits the cooperation and sup- v
port of all negroes in Newberry coun- 1
ty in helping to make the Emancipa- ]
tion celebration of Jan. 1st, 1915, a
i great success.
About a Former Jiewberrian. !*
j Greenwood Journal, 5th. ^
! The congregation of the First j
; Baptist church has adopted resolutions
expressing appreciation for the y
; faithful services of Mr. John R. j
; Leavell as superintendent of the Sun!
day school in which capacity he served ] .
i 17 years. Mr. Gerald H. Smart, who!
! . . . ^ Ic
: was unanimously eiecrea r?ir. jLieaven s j ^
successor, began his duties yester- j g
j day. Mr. Leavell is again teacher of j ^
the men's class, a position which he j g
j held before ihe was elected superinten- .
The following resolutions were j
Whereas our brother, John R. Lea- .
veil, who was for many years super- y
intendent of our Sunday school, has
at his own request, been permitted to a
retire from his high and responsible j
position, be it a
Resolved, That we, the First Bap- j tist
church of Greenwood, do express 0
our profound appreciation of his
faithful and efficient service through(ut
these many years.
That we are highly grateful to j know
that our Sunday school will j
continue to have the benefit of his
splendid service, loyal support and T
extensive experience in Sunday a
school vork. li
That these resolutions bs made a. p
p*rt at tfee rmerds ef tke ?hircb. ?
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'OR FROST BITES and CHAPPED ,
For frost bitten ears, finger and
oes; chapped hands and lips, chiljlains,
cold sores, red and rough
kins, there is nothing to equal Bucken's
Arnica Salve. Stops the pain
it once and heals quickly. In every
Lome tlhere should be a box handy all
he time. Best remedy for all skin ;
liseases, itching eczema, tetter, piles,
;tc. 25c. All druggists or by mail.
I. ?. Bncklen & Co., Philadelphia or
it Louis. ' j;
Vorms The Cause of Tour Child's (
A foul, disagreeable 'breath, dark
ircles around the eyes, at times
everish, with great thirst; cheeks |
lushed and then pale, abdomen swol- | <
en with skarp cramping pains are!
11 indications of worms. Don*t let <
our child suffer?Kickapoo Worm
wilier will give you sure relief?it j
:ills the worms?while its laxative efect
add grcaily to the health of your ^
hi hi by removing tbc dangerous and
isigrceuble effect ?>f worms and paraites
from the system. Kickapoo j1
Vorm Killer as a health producer I
hould be in every household. Per- j (
ectly safe. Buy a box today. Price .
5c. All Druggists or by mail (
lickapoo Indian Med, Co. Phila. or St \
rnTifF TO rftTORED TEACHERS.
w - - .
The teachers meeting will b? held j
,t Hoge school building on Saturday, ^
anuary 10, 1914. All teachers are
.sked to be present.
By order of county superintendent
Ulysses S. Gallman,
M. L. Snowden, Secretary.
Assessment of Real and Personal
'roperty for Fiscal Year 1914. I, or 3
n anthorized agent will be at the fol- t
awing places named below for the s
nrpose of taking returafl of both real <
feiwem*! for Fit- t
That Always Has T1
Copyrzht 1909. by C ?i. Zimmerniiti Co -?
1 money is safe ir
don't have lo w<
for behind our
ned resources c
jest financial r
3ut your mon<
>asy sailing if you i
*+ o r% tTinrrc o rrr
L<c in a oa v iiigo uwvi
on savings deposits.
cal year, 1914:
Newberry January, 1st to 13th, inclu_
sive and on every Saturday.
Kinards?Wednesday, January 14th.
Whitmire?Thursday and Friday,
January 15th an? 16th.
Pomaria?Monday, January 19th.
Walton?Tuesday, January 20th.
Maybinton?Thursday, January 22.
Jolly Street, Friday, January 23rd.
Little Muntain?Monday, January
Prosperity?Tuesday and Wednesday,
January 27th and 28th.
O'Neall?Thursday, January 29th.
St. Lukes?Friday, January 30th.
Longshoree?Monday, February 2nd.
Silver Etreet?Tuesday, February
\Tewherr\? Cotton mill?Thursday,
Oakland Cotton mill?'Friday, February
Mollohon Cotton mill?Monday, February
And in the Auditor's Office in the
2ourt House Friday, February 20th,
ifter which date a penalty of 50 per
lent will be added against all persons,
irms or corporations failing to make
;heir returns as required by law. I
* ild dislike ver^ much to nave to
idd this penalty but I am required
Dy law to do so. The law requires a
;ax on all notes, mortgages and moneys,
also an income tax on gross injomes
in excess of $2,500.
There shall be a capitation tax of
ifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds
x) be expended for school purpsses.
Dogs not returned for taxation snail
lot be held as property In any of the
;ourts of this State.
All male persons from 21 to 60
rea^s except Cenfederate soldiers, or
;hose persons incapable of earning a
support by being maimed or from any
Dther cause, are Uiabl* to gay a jofl
ax ?f on* ?llstr.
ore Rank I
i our bank. j
orry about i
bank are I
if some of |
nen in the
IcMfC <X guuu
iunt with our
I IEll BY the BEII |
! % On the front of every carton and on the 4
! ^ label of every bottle of the GENUINE ^
1 n DR. BELL'8? 1/ |
ft you will find the BELL In a circle. ^
^ Granny Metcalfe, the sage of Western ^
0 Kentucky, says?"Startin'rijht and stayin' A
% right beats eettin' right." So, with these %
i y precautions, you know what to buy, andean ^
; I "Tell By The Bell"
! p 2So., SOc., tl.OO, AT DRUC STORES. M
. Real Estate is to be assessed tils
,'year. Each tract or lot of land must
[ be assessed separately. Also state
j to assessor whether you have bought
! or sold any real estate since last reI
turn. The law requires that all pro?rooi
opH rxsrsonal. be as
pel Ljr, uvn-ix i v. I* A r ~ ,
sessed "at its true ralue in money,'"
winch is construed to mean, "The sum
of money for -which said property, under
ordinary circumstances, would
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sen ior casn.
Please don't ask that your property
be taken from the tax duplicate the
same as last year. The law requires
that all property must be listed ?*
regular tax return blanks and properly
signed and sworn to by person mak?
iiig return. .Fiease oe ouro w umo
year returns in, on or before the 30th
of February, 1924.
Eugene 9. Werta,
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