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I CRUISE OF THE BATTLE FLEET
Some Interesting Inside Information Extracted From
the Report By a Laurens Man.
|*oy Inspector McGownn's official re
?po'rt of the business end is published
as a senate document.
Just from the press of the govern
ment printing ofhee at Washington is
, a neatly bound booklet entitled "Op
erations of the Pay Department of the
Atlantic Fleet on Cruise Around the
World?Keport of Pay Inspector Sam
uel McGowan. I'. S. N., Fleet Paymas
iK> ft is numbered G46 of the second
'^?RskIiiii of the tilsl Congress and deal
^Mth all the intricacies of the forld
girdling jaunt as viewed from the in
tensely practical business standpoint.
In order to comprehend the scope
of a "licet paymaster's" duties, it is
necessary to know that the Navy Pay
Corps alone performs ail the duties
L'.^hich in the army are distributed
among the paymasters, quartermas
ters and commissaries. Hence the
Meet paymaster, who is an olhcer rank
ing as commander in the navy tlieu
\ ' tenant colonel in army parlance),
might be more accurately called "bus
- lness Manager of the licet."
The specific duties of this ollichil
?'embrace all that pertains to pn.-eha?
V fug -including (he ali important items
?YOf provisions and coal -to keep the
Li.-fleot supplied with funds sind to gen
Bnerally supervising and standardizing
By the work of more than a score of nay
oflicers in the lleet junior (and subor
dinate) to himself. He is a mcmoor
' of the staff of the Commander-in-chief;
and. as such, he is required to make
periodical inspection or and report up
on the work of the pay office of every
vessel under the admiral's command.
The report referred to was prepared
in obedience to a direct order of the
(paymaster general of the navy at
Washington; and Mr. McGowan goes
>lJnto great detail (as officially directed)
^ith reference to the commissary
question, money supply, Italian relief
work (of which he was in supervisory
charge) and a number of other Im
portant subjects too many to even
mention in this brief sketch.
As an example of the system observ
ed in the fleet and or the Immense
quantities of commissary supplies
used, is quoted the following recapi
tulation compiled from individual lleet
reports relates to provisions issued,
sold, surveyed, and lost Oil board the
it; battle ships (Connecticut, Vermont,
Kansas. Minnesota. Georgia, Nebras
ka, New Jersey, Rhode Island. Louis
iana, Virginia. Missouri, Ohio, Wis
cousin, Illinois. Kearsarge. and Kan
tUCky for the three hundred and live
days ending January 31, 1009; the
average number of persons subsisted
iure by expendl
Articles. classes for tore for
RO? days. one day.
Beverages ....pounds 331,005 1,080
Bread. do 112,317 11,188
Cereals and starch
food. do 21 1,331 7<?2
Dried.number 20,033 05
Fresh. do 1,203.408 1.1 12
Canned .. ..pounds 355,482 1,105
/ Dried . . . . do 145,022 177
H^Fresh . do 110,500 303
Fresh . do 3.816.110 12.513
Preserved .. do 003,312 2.I7.">
Salt . do 154,519 507
Smoked . . . . do 533,!! I '2 1,749
Milk. do :iir..l(i7 1,033
Pickles .. '. . ..do/en 87,045 IiST
Canned .. ..pounds 664,700 2,179
Dehydrated . . do 91,783 301
Dried . do 90,063 296
Fresh. do 5,120,452 10,788
Baking powder, do 13,626 45
Baking soda . . do 1,652 6
Butter. do 391,678 1.2X1
Catsup. do 5,741 19
Cheese. do 32,794
Extracts .. .. do 1,024 3
Hops. do 6,022 16
Lard. do ' 152,690 .*>(>(i
Macaroni .. .. do .'55,1 CD 115
Mince meat ... do 500 2
Mustard .. .. do 2.812 9
Oil.gallons 27? 1
Pepper.pounds 7,201 21
Salad dressing gallons 301 I
Suit.pounds 128.453 121
Apices. do 2,897 !'
iWnr. do 898,786 2,947
Sirup. do !?.7I5 32
Vinegar .. .. do 8,661 28
Worcestershire do 7'JO
Yeast . do 1,00fl fi '
The following letter prepared by
Mr. McQowan, gives an Interesting in
sight Into the administrative work of
relieving distress In Italy:
Ofllce of the Commander In Chief
United States Atlantic Fleet
r. s. s. Connecticut (Flagship).
Naples, Italy, January 1 it. IHu'l.
Sir: The entire cargo of the vessel
under your command having been ten
dered to and accepted by the Italian
government for use In relieving the ?
suffering caused by the recent disaster 1
in southern Italy and in Sicily, you
will proceed to deliver said supplies
as promptly as practicable consistently
With the instructions hereinafter con
2. Vico-Admiral Moreno, at Naples,
commander in chief of the Italian Sec
ond Maritime department, has furnish
ed the following list of olliclals who.
ora authorb-.ed to receive and reclpt
for the supplies to he delivered for
the several places named:
At Palermo, Catania, ami Syracuse
tlto civil prefect.
At Mjla/./.a, Uenerat ICsrard, of the
At Messina, the payntaslet-general
of the Italian army corps.
At ?egglo, the paymaster-general
of the Italian army division.
At Qlorn Tauro. Bagnara, Scilla, and
Cannotollo, the Italian army officer
commanding the local garrison.
::. Lieut, a. I.. Bianvhinl, of the Ital
ian navy, has been detailed by his gov
ernment for special duty on hoard the
vessel under your command until the
delivery of the supplies has been com
pleted. You will direct the pay officer
to pay on public bill the amount of
Lieutenant Hlanchini's living expenses
on hoard, charging said expenditure
against the special relief appropria
I. The accompanying three lists,
marked A. 11 ami C. show the tpinnti
lies of each item apportioned for (A)
delivery in Sicily. (B) d.'livery in Cal
abria, (C) direct distribution.
R. You will exercise your discretion
as to affording immediate and direct
relief wherever, after ?lue Inquiry and
careful consideration, you deem it nec
essary: and to this end it is especially
enjoined upon you to cooperate will)
and avail yourself to the fullest possi
ble extent Of the services and counsel
of Lieutenant Blnuchinl as the accred
ited representative of the Italian gov
15. Whatever supplies remain on
hoard after all of the places mentioned
have been visited Will he delivered to
tli > army paymaster-general at Mes
sina, except fresh moat which will be
brought hack to Naples and placed at
the disposition of Vice-Admiral Moreno
7. As there is no shelter for shipping
along the Calabrian coast, the order in
which visits will be made to the vari
ous ports of call must he left to your
s. Orders have been given General
Mnzza commanding in Sicily, and 1
fli neral Tardltl, commanding in Ca- j
labrla, that the responsible olliclals,
hereinbefore designated, shall sign re
ceipts for supplies delivered to them
,for distribution. Such receipts will
be made out without prices or values;
but regular expenditure invoices with
prices shown and value extended will
!:; rendered by the j)a> ofllcor with his
cargo accounts, siiid memorandum re
ceipts being attached thereto, and a
certified copy of each such invoice will
be promptly forwarded to the Navy
Department together with detail report
showing Issues made at each point.
0. The shon: authorities have been
ofilcially directed to provide boats for
conveying nil supplies from Ccltls to
the shore, but this should not preclude
you from lending all assistance in your
power, employing the ship's boats for
this work when necessary and practi
10. hi order to facilitate direct dis
tribution in individual cases, you will
in writing, designate certain ollicers
to the Celtic in act as relief agents and
authorize them to receive and roc nipt
for supplies committed to their care
for distribution, suc h officers will in
each case make to you a written re
port in detail as to the disposition of
said supplies, a duplicate thereof to he
forwarded to the pay officer to he filed,
with his returns.
iL Until January ut, 1000, you will
keep the commander in chief advised
td'ontlnuetl on page twelve i
GUILTY ON 5 COUNTS
Convicted In Culled States Court at
Greenville Cold Point Grnnllc
Greenville, October 24.?After a
ntne-duy trial Milton Anderson Car
lisle, formerly president of the New
berry National bank, was this morning
found guilty in the United States dis
trlct court, of live counts of an indict
ment containing 162 counts, alleging
mlsapplcation of the funds of the
bank. The verdict was not guilty as
to the remainder of the indictments.
Three counts on which a verdict of
guilty was rendered applied to drafts
drawn by the fold Point Granite com
pany of which Mr. Carlisle was presi
dent and treasurer. These drafts were
paid by tin- Newherry National bank
and the money deposited to the ac
count of the Granite company hut
when sent out for collection were re
turned unpaid. It was testified that
tin' granite company did not reimburse
the bank for this money. The other
two counts applied to the sale of ;i
hale of cotton, the proceeds Ol which
it was claimed should have gone to
the Newherry National haul;, hut
Which it was charged were deposited
to Mr. Carlisle's personal account.
A motion for new trial by the at
torneys for the defense, will he argued
before Judge Brawley Monday after
Mr. Carlisle is To years of age. and
has been president of the National
Hank of Newherry since 1899. The In
dictment, however, only covered the
years of 1907 and 1908. The case was
begun on October 10, the true hill Hav
ing been rendered by the grad jury
at the session of this court a year ago.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
become famous for its cures of COUghs,
colds. Croup and inlluenza. Try it
when in need. It contains no harmful
substance and always gives prompt
relief.. Sold by I.aurens Drug Co.
STATE I AIN XEXT WEEK.
K\cry I hi in: In Kendlnoss For Klnesl
Kair Kirr Held.
The State Pair this year promises
to excell any of its in predecessors.
The Fair opens on the .'Ist of Oc
tober and Continues all week. Presi
dent .lohn (i. Mahle., aas met with
great success in securing particu
larly line exhibits. Commissioner
Watson has arranged an exceptionally
interesting exhibit for the State. The
corps of CleiUSOII cadets will he in
Columbia for the Fair six hundred
strong. All classes o." exhibits prom
ise better and higher grade displays.
The grounds will he open at nights.
Secretary Bflrd has a splendid lot of
Midway attractions for the grounds.
There will hi' a great football game
on Wednesday. Davidson and Charles
ton college meet and on Thursday
the University of South Carolina and
Clemson struggle on the gridiron. Sec
retary of Agriculture, .fames Wilson,
has been invited to address the farm
ars of the Slate on Friday and will
likely he here.
The horse races promise to he tine
and many entries have already been
made. On Saturday there will he
special automobile races.
The Knights of Pythias, Odd Fel
lows, Traveling men and other or
ganizations have arranged to have re
unions and meeting during the Pair
Especially reduced rate:; have been
offered by all the railroads for visitors
attending the fan. it js well to make
your plans remembering that the state
Fair is from October 31, to November
i. at Columbia.
vr.li 1GK0 PEOPLE.
old Kolks Should he Careful in Their
Selection of Regulative Medicine.
We have a sife, dependable and al
togotbor ideal remedy that is partic
ularly adapted to the requirements of
aged people and persons of week con
rtltutlons who suffer from constipa
tion or olher bowell disorders We
are so certain that it will relieve these
complaints and give nblolllto satis
faction in every particular that we
offer it with cur personal guarantee
that It shall cost the user nothing
If it fails lo SUgstailtlntO our claims.
Tins remedy Is called Rexall Orderllei
Rexall Orderlies have a soothing,
healing, strengthening, tonic and regu
lative action t'pon the bowels. They
restore the bowels and associate or
gntiS to more vlporotis and healthy ac
tivlty. They are eaten like candy,
may be taken at any time without In
Convenience, do not cause any grip
Ing, nausea, diarrhoea, excessive loo ? ?
ncss. flatulence or other disagreeable
effect. Price 2.">e. ami IOC. Sold Ohlj
at our stole The Kexall Store. The
I.aurens Drug Co.
OKQAN RF.CITAI. WAS SitTKSS.
Mrs. spearman, .Miss Itoof and Local
Talent, Del kill Audience.
One of tllO most delightful events
of the autumn was the organ recital
Tuesday evening at the First Metho
dist Church, given by Mrs. Charles
Spearman, an accomplished musician
and organist at the First Presbyterian
church of Anderson, and Miss Dora
Hoof, of Leesville, who possesses a
tine voice and has a wide reputation
as a vocal leat her. The conceit was
given under the auspices of the La
dies* Aid society of the First Church, j
and members of the different church
choirs of the city assisted in carrying
out the very excellent programme of
Several anthems were sung by the
choll'S and the organ solos by Mrs.
Spearman included "Schubert's Sere
nade/' (Liszt; l "The Old Oaken Buck
et," (llolst;l "Anvil Chorus." (Verdi;)
"Improvlsitation," (Mrs. Spearman;)
"Tannluuiscr March." (Wagner;) "To
reador Sonn." (Bi/.et;) "Medley of \a
tional Airs." Miss Itoof rendered two
exquisite vocal solos; "The Choir In
visible." (Jones;) "Jesus hover of My
Soul." while she and Mrs. II. K. Alken,
wiih inspiration, sang "Hark. Hark
Mrs. Spearman is a niece of Mr.
B. W. Willis, ol Laurens, and has de
lighted Lauren ; audiences on rornier j
occasions with her ituigufiiceiit per
formances at the organ. Miss Boot
is a sister ol the Rev. I). B. Itoof, of
this city, and the people of Laurens
were charmed with her.
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate in the approach
ing special primary for the. olllce of
county auditor, subject to the result
of said election.
ALEX X. BRAMLETT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for auditor of I.aureus count) and
promise to abide by the results of the
special Democratic primary.
It. M. BROWNLEE.
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for I lie nomination III
the special primary for the olllce of
county auditor, and hereby agree to
abide by the result of the same.
.1. ItOSS DORROII.
l hereby announce my candidacy
for I lie oilier of county auditor, sub
ject to the decision (if the voters in
the special Democratic primary elec
W. II. C.ILKERSON, SB.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the olllce of auditor sub
ject to the result of the special pri
CLARENCN L. 11 AM MUTT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date tor the olllce of illicit lor of Lau
rens county in the coining special
primary and promise to abide by tin1
results of the same.
JOHN' A. MAI ION.
">oreby announce niys.df as a can
didnte for county auditor, subject to
the rules governing the nomination
of said olllce. MARCUS L NASH.
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
the olllce of county auditor, the same
being subject to the rubs and rcgtl
Intloiis governing the special primary
election. .!. WADDY THOMPSON.
I most respectfully announce myself
as candidate for auditor of Laurens
comity, subject to tile decision of the
voters In the special Democratic pri
mal v. B. MARVIN WOLFF.
I in laiiiied Leders Vdtcrtlscd.
John Couch. Wai.o Colway. Untie
Davenport, Miss ItOSIlllO I lakes. John
Fauster, Henry lliidgons, Jnnle Ham
lion. Mrs. Binare ,,'aiiies, Miss Vitrn
Maddell, Miss lie Kates Pottles, Miss
Mnmy wix. Mrs. Bahr? Price.
Tin- above b tiers have remained in
this olllce Uncalled for ;or a period of
?>><. weeks ending Oct. 22nd, 1910, The
owners of any of the nbovo will please
call and say that letfer ;.- advertised
and upon the payment of one conl
same will be doilvorod
Oco. s. MePrnvy. t'. M.
Oct. 2!l, 1010, hiiureus, S. 0,
Du not forget the (leorgln-Carollna
Fair, Augusta. On., Nov. 7-12, 1910,
i.ow round trip rates via C. K \V, c.
By. Thickets on sale, Nov. (Uli to lltii
and for trains to arrive Allglistfl before
noon of the 12th, filial limit Nov. 1 Ith.
For schedule etc. call on ticket agents,
General Passenger Agent.
SJ!> Broad St.
We have just recolvod nnothor car
load of ('hairs and Bockels, they are
pi iced to save von money.
8. M. & K. H. Wilkes & Co.
Brush Runabouts - $485.00
E. M. F.--30 Touring Cars - $1,250.00
Flanders--20 Runabouts - $750.00
F.|0. B. Factory
Swygert & Teague
South Harper Street - Phone 316
We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
Wc will sell you a better grade of
VALLEY TIN =
than you have been using at the same price.
We make anything to order out of Sheet Metal
Be sure and see our Metal Shingles before roof
ing your residence.
Yours for better work and material.
Gray Block, Sullivan St. - Laurens, S. C.
i Oakland Heights
j Realty Company
With cotton selling for i | cents and increasing daily*
I there's no reason why Farming Land shouldn't increase i"
9 value in the same proportion as cotton; therefore take ad
? vantage of the bargains wc are offering in various sections
m of Laurcns County.
Q We offer a tract of land one and one-half mile from Water
ft loo. This is a splendid piece of property, has one eight
a room dwelling in good condition. Three tenant houses,
? barn and stables; will make liberal terms, ?..\.\ acres.
rt Ninety Three acres seven mile west from Laurens, $1.200,
^ liberal terms. 248 acres in Abbeville County?three miles
from Loundsvillc, 75 acre undei wire fence; 25 acre in oak
w timber, 75 acres in heavy pine timber. One 6 room dwcll
9 ing complete; one .} room house, barn and stable. This
9 place rents for 2500 lbs lint cotton, price $4.000 cash. We
9 have other lands. Wc are having inquiries for small tracts
9 of kind from 50 to too acte. List with us?-we give our
A lime to the handling of ieul estate.
[ Oakland Heights Realty Co.
! B. A. SULLIVAN, Mgr. Sales Dept.
I Laurens, - - South Carolina.
To pay you the highest market
price for your cotton seed. Lo
cated between two cotton plat
R. M. Eichelberger