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Some of the Dangers the Man In
the Air Must Boldly Face.
Fop the Beginner It Is Not Only Dif- ]
ficult, but Fraught With Deadly Possibilities?Collisions
Caused by Air
Suction?The Fear of Fire.
Perhaps those who have watched j
aeroplanes at work have wondered j
wiiy an aviator aimosc aiways curs a
spiral course as he approaches the
earth. There are two reasons for this:
In the first place,- he is maneuvering
so as to land against the wind. In
the second place, he is accustoming
his eye to the ground?recovering his (
Judgment of distance. After one has
been up for an hour or so at anything
like a respectable^height he loses his j
sense of altitude. He cannot tell by |
the eye whether he is fifty feet or
200 feet from the ground. It is necessary
always to train his eye for distance
again, just as a baby trains it.
This takes only a few moments, but it j
is absolutely necessary.
* Landing is the most difficult and the
most important department of aviation.
Half or three-quarters of the
accidents occur because the aviator has
made a bad contact It used to be
noticed in the early days of aviation
that most of the accidents occurred
near the ground. People supposed that
this was because the lower air curWots
are the most treacherous.
That is not true. I am inclined to
think that, with the exception of
"holes," air currents have little to do
with aviation accidents. It was because
aviators did not know how to
land. You must shut off your engine,
<?atch the air and volplane down
against the wind. This is most important
If you land with the wind, even
the lightest breeze, you are likely to
turn a somersault and bring up smashed
under your own engine.
But volplaning down and facing the
wind are not enough. Just before
alighting you must make an upward
turn, so that the machine at the mo
merit or contact is traveling puruuei i
with the ground. It is beautiful to see
how a real master drops as lightly as
a feather. If you fail to make that little
upward turn at the right moment
jou will strike with a force that wili
either wrench your machine or smash
it according to how fast you are going
and the nature of the ground.
You must, as I have said, land facing'
the wind. That is the first principle
knocked into you in the schools. When
Hying low an aviator dislikes to skirt
any obstacle like a tree or a building
3 t- i 1 J
on its winuwaru?anu ms leewaiu?
side, for if he is steering by compass
or even by sense of direction be is very
Mkely to fool himself and edge over
with the wind toward the obstacle.
The French call this traveling en
crabe. A course set by the compass,
when you have u wind on the beam, is
not a straight course at all. The wind
is always sidling you away from your
theoretical direction, driving you northeast
by north when you think you ^re
pointing due north.
This accounts for collisions in the
air, an accident that happens sometimes
even to experienced aviators and
that is not uncommon in the schools
On m.v first da.v of instruction I saw
one man killed and another crippled
for life by such a collision, and it nearly
took my nerve. They had started at
the same time on what they thought
were parallel courses. One of them
made allowance for the wind and drove
straight. The other did not. His machine
began sliding over en crabe until
they came near each other, and auction
did the rest. As every one prob
ably knows, that principle of suction
accounts for a great many marine disasters.
Two ships run close to each
other, and suction brings them together.
It is the same with aeroplanes,
only that in the nature of things the
section is a hundred times more powerful
One danger to the aviator, that from
fire, has never been eliminated, although
it is not so great as it was before
aeroplane engines reached the
present standard "of excellence. The
trouble lies in the propeller. It is
moving faster than anything made by
man ever moved before. The slightest
tHU hrpflk it. And if it breaks
sharp off the powerful intake of those
air cooled motors is sure to suck the
flame into the carburetor, when the
iwhole machine goes up in We like a
tin of gasoline. Of course the aviator
stands no sftiow at all.
? We are instructed from the first to
leave nothing loose about the machine
or about our clothing. Many a man
has been killed because his cap blew
off, caught in* the propeller and broke
it. It is even dangerous to leave a
loose tool, such as a monkey wrench,
in the chassis. If it happens to shake i
out backward tne poweriui wina engendered
by your high speed may carry
it, heavy as it is, into the propeller,
i So fast and powerful is the motion of
the propeller that I have seen machines
come out of a hailstorm with
the blades all split and splintered!
through striking the hailstones. There
'have been many experiments with fireproof
machines, but none has succeed;ed
as yet. Fireproofing always makes j
jtbe machine too heavy and cumbersome.
The trouble is that, except for
aluminum, the lightest materials are
'also the most inflammable.?A Military
{Aviator in Saturday Evening Post
Don't throw away your old shoes till'
you've got new ones.?Dutch Proverb, j
Connie Mack's Trick on Cap Anson and
the Foul Strike Rule. j
There may have Urn better catchers 1
than Connie Mack. l?ut none any fox- j
ier. Connie was with the I'irates back j
in 1893. when he played a little trick
011 Cap Anson that won a game for
Ad Gnmbert was pitching for the
Pirates and got himself into a hole.
Chicago tilled the l?;;sos in a hurry, and
only one man was out. Cap Anson
came to bat.
In those days Cap was a terror to
pitchers. The situation was serious.
Cap had a way of taking two strikes
and then lighting on the third one for
fare-yew.il. *
And so it was Here. uumueri noaieu
two across, and Cap didn't blink an
Suddenly Connie Mack stepped aside,
while Gumbert held the ball, and took
off his mask. He wiped his brow,
tossed his glove aside and started removing
his chest rvotector.
Anson was amazed. He looked
around and glanced with wide open
eyes at Mack. "What's the matter.
Connie?" he inquired. "Ain't you goim?
to srive me a crack at the ball?"
Ag he spoke Connie signaled to Gumbert,
and he whipped a fast one
straight across. Mack reached out his
chest protector and blocked the ball.
Then he grabbed it as it rolled away,
touched the plate, forcing the man who
was on third, and then, throwing to
first, doubled Anson. The Cap was so
surprised he didn't even try to run.
Behind every change In rules lies a "
pretty little romance of one kind or an- i
tn CionrPf* Moreland. !
Uliici* iv v-v^.ov ?
it was McGraw and Thomas who I
forced the foul strike rule. ,1
In the early nineties those two men j
were so adept in knocking fouls until J
they got one they could hit that they j
delayed the game indefinitely. It was
nothing extraordinary for them to
crack out twent.\ or so'fouls in a single 1
time at bat.
Like the expert cricket batter, they
could tick the ball at will, just meeting
it. They worried pitchers so that
finally, in desperation, they would iay
one across, waist high, and they'd
crown it.?Cincinnati Enquirer.
He Took the Oath of Office Abroad, but
Did Not Like to Serve.
WilJiam Rufus King, born April 6.
1786, died April 18, 1S53, was a vice
president of the United States who
never served in that capacity and one
who took the oath of office on foreign
soil, something which can be said of
no other executive officer who has ever
beeii elected by the people or mis country.
King was an invalid, but his
friends urged him to take second place
on the ticket with Pierce in 1852.
Both were elected, but Mr. King's
health failed so rapidly that he was
forced to go to Cuba some two months
before inauguration day. Not having
returned to the United States by
March 4, congress passed a special act
authorizing the United States consul at
Matanzas, Cuba, to swear him in as
vice president at about the hour/when
Pierce was taking the oath of office at
This arrangement was carried out to
a dot. and on the day appointed, at a
plantation on one of the highest hills in
the vicinity of Matanzas, Mr. King was
made vice president of the United
States amid the solemn "Vaya vol con
Dios" (God will be with you) of the
Creoles who had assembled to witness
the unique spectacle. Vice President
King returned to his home at Cahawba,
Ala., arriving at that place April
17, 1853. and died the following day.
An Essay on Woman.
a nrnmon is sometimes fusritive, ir
rational, indeterminable, illogical and
contradictory. A good deal of forbearance
ought to bo shown her and a good
deal of prudence exercised with regard
to her, for she may bring abont
innumerable evils without knowing it
Capable of all kinds of devotion and of
all kinds of treason, "monster incomprehensible,"
raised to the second power,
she is at once the delight and the
terror of man.?Amiel.
The Daring Little Humming Bird.
Courage has little or no relation to
tmmm ? s vi-J
bodily size, xne numuumg uiru is tuc
smallest of birds, but also one of the
most fearless and pugnacious. He attacks
kingbirds and hawks, and those
tyrannical creatures, though of monstrous
size in comparison, seem not at
all ashamed to. fly from his onsets.
The fights of humming birds among
themselves are often fierce and protracted.
. Talked Out.
"It says here," said Mrs. Diggin, laying
down the paper, "that telephone
nr?T*lo mnlrA vorv sntisfn^forv wives."
"On the theory, 1 dare say," said Mr.
Diggin, "that by the time they marry
they have got all the violent conversation
out of their systems and really
yearn for rest and quiet."?Puck.
The Gilded Man.
At the headwaters of the Orinoco
Spanish traditions located the land of
El Dorado, "the gilded man," a potentate
whose country was so rich in gold
dust that he had his body anointed
with oil and sprinkled with gold every
morning, so that he shone in the sun
as though gilded.
Bill?I see that the life of a dollar
bill is about fourteen months. JillWell,
if some of them could talk they
could testify to a misspent life.?Yonkers
Siate of South Carolina,
County of Newberry. !
J11 accordance with the rules of the
Democratic party, a second primai y ;
eletion is hereby called, to be beld in j
V " ' " - ? * - f .. /\ >-* Til AC/1 O Q^nt
\ewueay ujj i ul-ouq; (
the 12th, 1916, for the following off? -1
Railroad Commissioner.
Congressman from Third District.
Solicitor of Eighth Circuit.
Three members of the House ot i
Superintendent of Education.
Probate Judge.
The same managers that acted in
the first primary will act in th? j
Township >*o. 1.
Ward 1?Hiram L. Speers, E. Pink
Bradley, S. S. Cunningham; Clerk, J.
H. Baxter.
Ward 2?C. B. Martin, B. L. Bishop, |
R. H. SWittenberg; Clerk, F. W. Cliap-i
Ward 3?C. H. Cannon, F. L. Paysinger,
E. M. Evans. Jr.; Clerk, T. Roy
Mollohon?R. L. Harmon, Allen E. !
Dyson, D. A. Rivers; Clerk, D. D. :
Darby. i
Ward 4--G. E. fMcCrary, Jas. R.
Davidson, T. B. Kibler; Clerk, C. F.
Latlian. I
Ward 5?Edgar Hiller, D. D. Connelly,
Robert Powell; Clerk. A. C.
"VMard. >
Oakland?Milton F. King, E. T
Rivers, T. E. Smith; Clerk, R. C. Mills.
Johnstone?Joe Coppock, S. B.
Neal, L. A. Tew; Clerk, W. E. Wallace.
Helena?Burr F. Goggans, W. V.'
Bledsoe, F. G. Spearman. ?erk, W.
F. Wightman.
Hartford?J. P. Summer, W. B. Go organs,
J. S. Hutchinson; Clerk, J. F.
_ !
Township So. 2.
Garmany?T. -W. Folk, J. F. Lominlck,
Jno. A. Shealy; Clerk, Jno. T.
Mulberry?J. A. Sease, H. M. Wicker,
Jim Caldwell; Clerk, T. W. Keitt.
Mt. Bethel?J. A. 3rowii, Jno. S. (
Ruff? Jr., J. C. Baker; Clerk, W. C.
Township No. 3.
Mt. Pleasant?J. E. Ringer, D ?. .
Berley, G. F. Smith; Clerk, J. S. J. ,
Suber, Sr.
' * ? t? t-> xlt
MayDinion?jnu. jd. :avvjviiuuu, ??. .
V. Lyles, David Henderson; Cltrk, C.
E. Eison.
Township-No. 4. ,
Long Lane?C. Cromer, H. L. Fielk- i
er, S. W. Derrick, Clerk, Chris Folk. 1
Whitmire?S. B. Sims, Henry Miller,
J. T. Chandler; Clerk, S. A. Jeter.
Totnishlp No. 5.
Jalapa?Hix Connor, W. C. Miller, :
J. R. Epting; Clerk, W. C. Wallace.
Kinards?J. A. Dominick, iA: D.
T-1 W t1 tt PlorV s R "
JCJlLISUil, TT . 1/, \jrcii j , v?v. .
Township }fo. 6,
Reederville?J. A. Davis, J. J.
Abrams, A. C. Miller; Clerk, I. M.
Smith, Jr.
Dominicks?M. Q. Chappell, Thomas '
J. Harmon, James Abrams; Clerk,
Jno. IM. Livingston.
Longshores?R. L. Sterling, J. W. ;
Wilson, A. R. Dorroh; Clerk, G. H.
Trinity?J. S. Crouch, E. J. Schroder,
Jno. Brehmer; Clferk, H. P. Loo-g- '
Township Jfo. 7.
Chappells?Leo. Hamilton, W. M.
Cromley, R. &. Boazman; Clerk, B. M.
Saluda. No 7?T. R. Sanders, Rab
Ham, H. C. Fellers; Clerk, J. S. Werts. '
Vaughnville?P. N. Boozer, Brooks
Workman, J. G. Coats; Clerk, L. H.
Township Jfo. 8.
Silverstreet?W. P. Blair, Geo. P. |
Boulware, G. T. Blair; Clerk, 0. W.
Utopia?W. R. Schumpert, W. W.
Herbert, G. C. Blair; Clerk, G. W.
East Rivennde?W. L. Bushardt, W.
P. Paysinger, J. H. Cousin; Clerk, E.
Lee Hayes.
Township >'o. 9.
Prosperity?Robert K. 'Wise. Pat
Mitchell, Ernest W. Werts; Clerk, W.
P. Gibson.
" T XT Tlorrif>Tf A.
JL,lllie iVIU nil La. m .j. xv. ?, ?
C. Wheeler, V. B. Sease; Clerk, Eugene
St. Lukes?J. P.- Hawkins, J. W.
Metts, N. E. Taylor; Clerk, C. S.
O'Ncall?Cole 3. Wescinger, Jno. A.
Nichols, Jno. H. Garrett; Clerk, A. L.
Monticello?P. W'. Counts, Jacob
Warner, T. L. Dawkns; Clerk, Joe
flraaUr?Mftlr.omb Boozer, J;
Bennett Dominick, Chester Butler;
Clerk, Otto Boozer.
Liberty?J. M. Lester, W. 6. Boozer
J. T. Hunter; Clerk. R. C. Hunter.
riaiuda So. 9?D. M. Bedenbaugh, J.
E iXonts, Jacob A. Bowers; Clerk,
L. W. Bedenbaug'n.
Township No. 10. I
Union? M. L. Strauss, D. W. Buzi
hardt, W. Brown Franklin; Lltrk, J.
M. Wilson.
Jolly Street?L. C. Troitman, S It.
Metts, 0. S. Riclurdson; Clerk, T. A.
"Central?J. A. Counts, r. A. Shealy,
T. 0. Bundrick; Clerk, \V. S 'Wicker.
St. Pauls?J, J. Kibler, J. J. Epting.
EVori wir>ifpr- Clerk. Berlev Beden
Township >'o. 11.
Pomaria?Joe Alewine. G. S. Long.
W. B. Counts; Clerk, W. D. Hattor.
St.* Philips?Hampton Sease, A. E.
Lominick, D. E. Hali'acre; Clerk, G. ?1.
Zion?Thomas Ringer,.Thomas Graham,
George Richardson; Clerk.
James Eargle.
Swirton?T. D. Shealy, R. B. Shealy,
L. E. Kempson; Clerk, Geo. A.
Walton?Wm. H. Folk, L. L. Suber,
Wm. B. Graham; Clerk, J. D. Crooks.
Managers will please call for the
Boxes and Tickets on and after the
9th instant. Club rolls will be furnished
by the secretaries of each
"DiO/ae fnT Matlfl P'PrS Will L ? fOUnd
IWUi<&C JLV1 AfAMMWQ w. ? - _
pasted in back of each club roll. See
Sections 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40.
whpn Ordered to Surrender Man Be
gan Firing?Several Burglaries
Laurens, Sept. 7.?An unknown
white man, smal of statue, and apparently
labout thirty years of age,
was killed between nine and ten
o'clock tonight, just over the Laurens
county line and outside of Fountain
Inn by a posse of Laurens officers.
Rural Policeman Owens was wounded
by the man. The officers, headpri
?hv Sheriff Watts, had reason to
WW ~ J
(believe that this man had entered
and robbed houses in Laurens and
Gray Court. Several nights ago, a
Kumb of burglaries were commit,
ted in Laurens. The offi- .*s started
a diligent search. Last night a house
was robbed at Gray "Court.
Sheriff "Wiattg with the chief of the
rural police, the chief of the Laurens
city police, and several other officers,
got on the trail of the, man whom
they suspected. They received infor- .
mation that he "was heading for
Fountain Inn, and watchd .the railroads
leading into that place. About
half pnst nine o'clock a stranger ap
j /in thp railroad track.
pCiirtJU, WaiAllig vra-* -
He was ordered to halt, but instead of
throwing up liis hands, pulled a pistol
and began firing. The officers returned
the fire, and the man fell with
three bullet wounds^ one in the head.
Death, was (almost instantaneous. Rural
Policeman Columtous Owens was
shot in the forearm. The wound is
not serious as the "bone was not hit.
In the pociet of the dead man
$85.50 was found. A flash light which
he carried iraa identified ae one stolan
in Lauren?. He wore a ihat which
was sold ii Denver, Colorado, The
?vi? * foodv which
OHTC-ero ?irc tv?bv?MU0
lies toy the railroad track, near Fountain
Inn, and -will leave the body
there nntil the inquest is held Friday.
Two men were arrested, in Fountain
Inn tonight, on suspicion, the
officers believing they might be accomplices
of the alleged robber who
was killed. The dead man is a stranger
to all the officers. /
when Hermann Defeated the Roman j
Legion* In the Year 10.
The first great military victory of '
the Germans was achieved in the year j
10, when Publius Quintilius Varus, j
the Roman governor of Germany, com- i
mitted suicide after his army had suf- :
fered a decisive defeat at the hands of j
the Teucn barbarians of Hermann.
The latter had formed a confeaera- !
tion of all the nations between the
Rhine and the Weser and renounced I
all allegiance to Rome. Varus advanc- |
ed on the rebels with an army of three j
legions. Tlie Germans gradually with
drew until they lured the Romans into j
the Teutoburger forest. Tliere tney ,
gave battle, and the Romans were
routed with great slaughter. Varus,
having lost 40.000 men. atoned for his
disgrace by slaying himself.
When the news of the defeat reached
Emperor Augustus he went wailing
about his palace, crying out, "Varus,
Varus, give me back my legions!"
Thereafter the Teutons were among
the most dangerous of the enemies
of Rome. In the reign of Theodosius
the Germans crossed the Rhine and
? Ci ?
drove the Komacs oui 01 o^jauj, nauw
iind Portugal.?St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Subscribe to "Hie Herald and New
The Smoke of Men
Who Win
A fresh-rolled "Bull" Durham
cigarette almost says
"Speed up!" right out loud.
Keen-eyed, clear-headed fellows
smoke "Bull" Durham
because it has the sparkle and
the "punch"? the youthful
vim and vigor. Every time
vou "roll your own" with
"Bull" Durham you open the
door to Hustle.
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14bull'7 Durham is unique J
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It is distinguished from all
others its wonderful mild"
ness, i to delicious mellow-sweet
flavorand its distinctive aroma.
You get a lively smoke and a
satisfying smoke whenyou"roll
yourown" with "Buir Durham.
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How a Great Surgeon Died.
While Bichat, the famous surgeon,
<vas dying of typhoid fever he turned
to an old colleague who was sitting beside
bis bed and said to him:
"My friend, I am lost, but it is some
consolation to know that my case is
very curious. During the last few I
days I have noticed some odd symp-1
toms. and I am studying them carefully."
"Oh, you may recover yet," said the
"That is impossible." replied Bichat.
"and if it were not for one thing 1
would be quite willing to die/*
"What is that?" asked the friend.
"I am exceedingly sorry," answered
Bichat, "that I shall not have an op
portunity to perform an autopsy on
myself after my death, for I know that
I would make some wonderful scientific
An hour later he was dead.
O IT" A C 1
O Xi wrtk Ij J
Summer Exc
To Wrightsville Beach
To Isle of Palms
To Sullivan's Island
To Myrtle Beach
m- XT -C^l,
110 iNUllum
Tickets on sale from Ma;
j sive, limited returning ur
1 stf'p-over privileges.
Schedules and further p
nished upon aplication to
Ticket Ag
The Standard Raili
It Claims the Irish Monk as the Real
Discoverer of America.
Tbe first discoverer of America, according
to an old Irish tradition, was
St Brendan. Brendan lived in the
sixth century and. according to legend.
fitfprl imt h vpssp! 3i rid s:iil<>d west \VH nl
"in the hope of discovering an island
supposed to contain the paradise once
tenanted by Adam and Eve. He was
accompanied by fourteen monks, and
the ship ^vas "victualed for seven
After saliiing forty days and forty
nights they came to an island, where
they found "a hall with tables spread
with good meat and drink." They
then sailed on for a long time and
came to another island, "wherein were
the whitest and greatest sheep they
ever saw." After stopping for a time
they proceeded with the voyage and
came to a third island, called "the nar
adise of birds." After wanderingabout
for seven years from island to
island St. Brendan and his monks returned
to Ireland, where they astonished
the natives by tales of the wonders
they had seen.
In spite of the wild and improbable
features of this legend it was for centuries
accepted as truth, and the Spanish
government sent out several expeditions
in search of the islands of St.
Brendan. The St. Brendan legend
formed one of the causes which led to
the discoveries made by Columbus.
They Connect the Era of the Zeppelin
With That of the Sedan Chair.
The late Henry Gassaway Davis,
once a vice presidential candidate, saw
and heard as a boy in Baltimore in
1828 the ceremonies at the official beginning
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad^
The personage of the occasion, the
driver of "the first spike." as we should
6ay nowadays, was the last surviving
signer of the Declaration of Independence,
the richest American of the eightteen
th century, the great gentleman
and illustrious patriot. Charles Carroll
r\-P + Ar? j
Vi vaiivnivu*
Bom in 1737, Charles Carroll had yet
four years to live. Thus these two*
lives are an arch of nearly 180'years
between the American colonies of
George II.'s time and the third year
of Mr. Wilson's administration, when.
Mr. Davis' long life came to an en<L.
The year of his birth was 1823.
A mere two dozen of such lives
Carroll's and Davis', a dozen of their
united span of years, would'take lis
back to the first Punic war. Charles
Carroll and Henry Gassaway Davis,
who saw him, together take us from
the sedan chair period to that of the
Zejpelin.?New York Times.
Pigeons and a Doctor.
The carrier pigeon has been put to a
new use by a doctor in Scotland who
has a large and scattered practice.
When he goes on long rounds he carries
a number of pigeons with him. If
he finds that some of his patients require
medicine at once he writes out
prescriptions and by means of his pigeons
forwards them to his surgery.
Here an assistant gets the messages,
prepares the prescriptions and dispatches
the medicine.
* If after visiting a patient the doctor
thinks he will be required later in the
<1av hp simnlv leaves j?Diceon. which
Is employed to summon him if necessary.
To this enterprising physician
the keeping of carrier pigeons means
a saving of time and expense and labor.
Malaria or Chills & Fever
Prescription No. 866 is prepared especially
Five or six doses will break any case, tad
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
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retain. 11 ten on me uvw ucun w?
Celomel *nd doe* not gripe or tickea. 2S?
ursion Fares
$10.50 j
7 25 , j
7.35 :
..... 9.45
y 15 to October 15, inclultil
October 31 r Liberal
>articulars cheerfully fur
ent C. N. & L. R. R.,
Newberry, S. C.
road of the Sooth.

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