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?. H. AULL. EDITOR
Friday. February 13, 1914.
BOY SCO ITS THE RI.\(i
Delegates .Arriving .in . Washington
From All Parts.
Washington, Feb. 11.?Debates
from all parts of the country' were
arriving here tonight for the fourth
annual meeting of the National Councih
of the Bey Scouts of America, which
will open its convention tomorrow.
President Wilson, honorary president
of the organization, will speak to the
scout wokers tomorrw at the White
House. Secretaries Bryan and Daniels
also will address tomorrw's meetings.
USED UNTRUE COMPASS.
Master of 111-Fated Vessel Testifies at
Trial of ( apt. Kerry.?Had Not
C*tr|#l JUL x ?/ uvui.n
Philadelphia, Feb. 11.?Capt. Osmyn
Berry, commander of the steamship
Nantucket, charged with negligence in
the recent collision with the steamship
Monroe off the Virginia coast, in
which 41 lives were lost, today listened
to Capt. Edward E. Johnson, of the
sunken tMonroe, give his version of
that disaster before the local United^
States inspectors of steam vessels,
who will determine who was responsible
for thp accident. Capt. Johnson
was 011 the stand all day.
As in the Titanic disaster, it is expected
that the inquiry will result in
certain charges being made with relation
to the navigation of vessels, at
least in the coastwise trade. While
primarily Capt. Berry is on trial, the
board of inspectors has instructions
from the department of commerce to
make a thorough inquiry into every
phase of the collision with the view
oi the enactment of Federal laws to
assist in preventing a recurrence of
f^apt. Berry when confronted today
by the charges brought by the government
steamboat inspectors at Norfolk,
pleaded not guilty. He is charged
wi.h failing io reduce the spfed of
his ship to avoid the collision; failing
to pfccertain whether the wireless operator
was on duty a.r/1 with being
careless in not ascertaining through
'he wireless operator whether any
otht.r vessels were close by in the
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^One of the rnost^ important points
brougnt out in tne examination 01
Capt. Johnson, who was the first witness,
was that he navigated the Monroe
with a sterring compass that deviated
as much as two degrees from
the standard magnet compass. He said
the instrument was sufficiently true
to run the ship, 'and that it was the
t custom of masters in coastwise trade
to use such compasses. His steering
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vUlii v. a,y L. wuuuovu ociiicia, uau
never been adjusted in the one year
lie was master of the Monroe.
The Monroe's captain told the story
of the collision, and was exhaustively
examined by the steamboat inspectors.
He said the night of the collision
was alternately clear and foggy.
The collision occurred during a fog.
The first knowledge he had that the
Nantucket was near him was when
he heard a whistle three points on the
starboard bow. He was running at
half speed at the time and stopped 'bis
engine to locate the other ship, and
blew his whistle twice to let the vessel
know he was sterring to port. He
judged the whistle was about 375 feet
At Close Quarters.
Capt. Johnson's second knowledge
of the proximity of a vessel was when
he saw a faint light four points to
starboard and about 340 feet away, he
said. He believed the other vessel
* was going in the opposite direction
to 'him oa a parellel line, but a moment
later the ship came out of the fog almost
at right angles and struck the
Monroe on the starboard side, aft of
the pilot house.
After he discevered the proximity of
the Nantucket Capt. Johnson said he
<?ipnnllAn full otpnrh ohpnri and turned
his vessel to port iL the hope of receiving
only a glancing blow as he
realized a collision could not be avoided.
Capt. Johnson said theifi was a
lapse of only two minutes between the
time he heard the Nantucket's first
whistle and the collision.
Capt. Johnson detailed the duties of
each member of the crew from the
first officer down to the stewa'd. At
the time of the collision he had had
no sleep for 19 hours. He said he
could have gone to sleep before the
Monroe left Norfolk for New York,
but did not think it necessary. A
number of time, he testified, he had
remained in the pilot house all the j \
I way from Xorfolk to New York. 11
Tried l>v tlie Wireless. i
1 Questioned as to what action ho took |
' t) tiiid out through the wireless opera- i1
! tor the proximitv of other vessels, i
' ('apt. Johnson said he had instructed
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i tfte operator 10 ascertain uie lucuuuu i
of the steamer Hamilton, which he
knew was coming down the coast, j1
T.iis vessel was located near the Del- j*
aware Capes. The Xantuckc-t must 11
have been between the Hamilton and j
I the Monroe, Capt. Johnson said, but j i
\ the operator of the Xantucket did not 1
make his presence known.
Capt. Johnson was asked his view
on the efficiency of the wireless in lo- !
"j eating vessels in fogs and said it was
j a great help. He added, however, that ;
We Offer a Real Fea
| Elmore, Bartletl
Pylhian Golden Ji
This is not a Pz
Friday and Saturday
This is an exr.ention;
must not miss it.
Matinee at 3:30 Each I
Price the sam
We have for sale 35 tw(
by 20 ft., and 24 one-roorr
ft., ranging in price from
Also a few two-room he
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WIL11 ?71 LtJLXlk/llig y iui \j \y
We have for sale chea]
houses with plumbing, wh:
If these are not used i
make excellent out houses
J. G. White Ei
Another Car of
i Mr. C. R. Wise
Wise Stock Comp
Mule Market anc
of good mules her
Look for them.
viivh ss a;,orators d not bother about
nessages they hoar unless they arc
lioctod t.) the ship. Some operators.!
:e said, do not bother answering !
luestions about tho location of their
Tiie trial is being conducted by R.
A. Sargent, inspector of hulls, and
David H. Howard, inspector of boilers.
Albert Lee Thurman, solicitor
af the department of commerce, rep- ;
resented that department.
Capt. Berry was represented by j
counsel, as was the Old Dominion i
Lino, which owned the Monroe.
\ews of I'nion Academy.
Special to The Herald and News.
Prosperity, Feb. 11.?I noticed an
article written by a new correspondent
and Wednesday |
, 17 and 18 |
ture in Vaudeville 1
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.d mm ijiiiiui c
lid Attraction ^ I
j, Feb. 20 and 21 I
ally strong bill and you I
Day Except Thursday i
le, 10 Cents
)-room houses, size 10 ft.
1 houses, size 10 ft. by 10
$7.00 to $12,00 each.
tuses, size 12 ft. by 24 ft.
/ ~ I
p, some large four-room
ich will accomodate large
'or dwellings they will
igineering Co. i
! of the Summerany,
is now in the
1 will have a car
re next week.
Bachman Clia,*cl in last -Friday's
*-<1:1io: 1 of Tin- Herald and News
and judging from ais writings is more
capable ol' representing the above
mentioned territory tha i I am. Ho
being a member is very likely to keep
better posted on the happenings of
that section. So we hope to hear from
Bachman Chapel often and extend a
nea ty welcome to uns new memuer.
We continue to have some rain mixed
along with the sunshine though as
yet the winter has been very mild.
Some plowing and gardening has
Oats are looking well in most places
being brought out by the recent warm
A very important question of today
is. "have you been vaccinateu ?" The
small pcx continues to spread among
the white people now about as general
as the negroes which is causing
much uneasiness. Vaccination seems
to solve the problem very nicely so
t-nn f li n tliic?
v> ^ ? nw 11 u iuiu LI:?O mut
matter attended to would better be
up and stirring until it is done.
The'e is danger in being vaccinated,
we know, but think what it would
mean to be stricken down with this
It might mean a shortage or' attention.
It is bad enough to be afflicted
when we can receive the best of
attention but we needn't expect many
visitors during a case of small pox.
Mr. J. A. Kinard, of the Bachman
Chapel section, has a milk cow with a
genuine case of small pox, so pronounced
by a doctor, having caught
them from Mrs. Kinard while milking
with a core arm caused from vaccination.
Mr. Ho^and Wilson has moved into
his new house which was recently
built by his father, Mr. T. J. Wilson.
Mr. E. S. Franklin, of near Leesville,
was a visitor in this section a
portion of last week.
IMrs. J. M. Wilson spent a portion
of last week with her sister, Mrs. A. R.
Boozer, of Newberry, Mr. Boozer being
Mr. Willie Franklin on a HarleyDavidson
and Mr. Jim Long on an Lver
Johnson motored over to the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Franklin,
near Leesville, the early part of last
week, spending a while.
J. M. W.
>"ews From Excelsior.
Special to The Herald and News.
Excelsior, Feb. 12.?Miss Tarsa Kib
ici is visiuiug iciauves m iiewucn/.
I plete lit
| Insures t
I delicious and 1
i I By the use of Rove
great many more art
readily made at horr
lieious, and eeonorr
I variety and attractiv
Thei' Royal Baker.
containing f.vc 1
g receipts i;>r all Iarid
III W < . .inr- - r_T ? ? mf.Vj:*.' J?TTTT
Tho chain gang commenced work oil
j the roads in tills section Monday and
I wo v ill have better roads now.
Mr. Joseph Quattlebaam and fam-!
ily spent Monday with Mr.- A. C. j
Kibler's family. j
Mr. Ira Xates, of Columbia, has been j
up on a few days' visit to his father's :
family, Mr. A. A. Xates.
home or our paopie are enjoying j
pudding and sausage this week. ]
Our vaccinated people are all im- j
proving with their sore arms.
tAIrs. D. B. Coc-k, who has been at
, Ki.owlton's infirmary in Columt/a for
; two weeks, came home Saturday and
j is improving.
, M*s. T. L. Wheeler, who has been
| at the Columbia hospital for a two
j weeks' treatment came home Sunday
| and is a:so improving nicely.
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler is about complete
iug his two large new barns, one on
each of his places. J. A. C. K. is a
hustler and believes in having plenty
of barn room.
The Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Leslie, and
little Miss Mary, spent Tuesday in this
section the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.
We are asked to say there will be a
box party at Mt. Pilgrim school house
rom the Cheape
to the Best
a largest and moi
le of Valentines in t
Prices range from
1 Cent Up
<11 pay to inspect m
ALL AND SEE JV
ER GOODS FOR SAME M
j Book and Q-l
Y Variety O l
House of a Thousand 1
IN PURE I
;he most j
1 Baking Powder a .
icles cf food may be A
ic, all healthful, de- *
lical, adding much 1
encss to the menu. ' j
nrd Pastry Cook,**
:mds ot Daking
Co., New York.
011 Friday evening, February 33, com- f
mencing at 7:30 o'clock. Let all of ?S
the young folks, come out and enjoy a
pleasant evening and help a good
Some Facts About Hookworm.
The prevalence of this disease in
the southern states was -discovered by
Dr. Stiles in 1902. Work for the
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era.uica.uuu w<xs uisi ucguu m
and is now being carried on through- M
out the South. Over 500;000 pesons
have been treated; 50,000 having been
treated in South Carolina. J
The work has been carried on in
every county except Charleston, Kershaw
and Saluda. Of all persons examined
microscopically, over 30 per
cent, were infected; of children, living
in rural districts, over 46 per cent
were infected. In fully half of these
"cases the infected persons appeared
healthy. The disease is not hard to
cure, but this requires several doses- J
of meilicine. The youngest person M
treated was one year of age; the oldest
was 94. Wherever soil pollution is
practiced, the disease is certain to
Will these facts suffice to make cur
people do their utmost to make their
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