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Coprrthi 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman
^BRAHANl LINCOLN wasted neither time
nor money. .He applied his time well, ::
? and he saved his money. Why don't you do
t the same?
THE BANK 3^ LAU RENS
i Has Gone Down
The best lump Coal, handled
1 ton 2000 lbs. $6.00
^ ton 1000 lbs. $3.00
14 ton 500 lbs. $i.5o
I We have just received two cars
of Best Lump Coal
i Phone us your orders
j J.W.&R.N.fichelberger |
: Day Phone 33 Night Phone 276
THE COMFORTS OF LIFE
HBNRY H. ROGERS was a poor boy. He
worked in a grocery. He saved his money and
put it in the bank. He left an estate of 100
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H, Roper, Cashier
SOU) BY DRUGGISTS EVf RYWHF.RE
This Much is Certain!
Good Portraiture can only
result from Skill, Exper
Ail are daily exercised in our Studio
One Hundred and f ifty Girls
A MASS Of- FLAMES
I'm nie Stricken Girls und a Number of
.Men in the Absence of Proper Fire
Protection .lump from Fearful
Heights to the Streets Below aud are
New York. March 25.?One hundred
and forty-eight persons?nine-tenths
of them girls from the East Side?were
crushed to death on the pavements,
smothered by smoke or shrivelled
crisp this afternoon In the worst Are
New York has known since the steam
er General Slocutu was burned off
North Brothers' Island, in 1904.
One hundred and forty-one oodles
had been removed from the ruins at
midnight, and seven of the forty In
jured had died in hospitals. This is*
believed completes the list of dead.
Grief-crazed relatives besieged the
morgues as the bodies were laid out.
Nearly all. if not all. of the vic
tims were employed by the Triangle
Waist Company, on the eighth, ninth
and tenth floors of a ten-story loft
building at No. 23 Washington Place,
on the western fringe of the down
town wholesale clothing, fur mid mil
The partners of tho Arm, Isaac Har
ris and Mac Blanck. escaped from the
Offlc ? on the tenth floor, carrying with
them over an adjoining roof Blanck's
two young daughters and a governess.
There was not an outside lire escape
on the building.
Fire's Origin liiknonn.
How the lire started, will perhaps
never be known. A corner on the
eighth floor was its point of origin
and the three upper floors only were
swept. On the ninth floor, fifty bod
ies were found; sixty-three or more
were crushed to death by jumping,
and more than thirty clogged the el
evator shafts. The loss to property
will not exceed $100.000.
Pedestrians going home, through
Washington Place to Washington
Square, at 10 minutes to were scat
tered by the whiz of something rush
ing through the air before them; there
was a horrible thud on the pavement
and a body flattened on the flags. Way
farers on the oppoBite side of the
street shaded their eyes against the
setting sun and saw the windows of
the three upper floors of the building
black with girls crowding to the sills.
There were no fire escapes.
\c. Other Alternative.
"Don't jump; don't jump!" yelled
the crowd, but the girls had no alter
native. The pressure of the madden
ed hundreds behind them and the urg
ing of their own fears were too strong.
They began to fall to the sidewalk, in
a terrible rain of flesh and blood.
Four liarm;, were rung within 1C
minutes. Before the engines could re
spond, before the nets could he stretch
ed or the ladders raised, five girls had
lallen from the eighth and ninth floors
so heavily that they broke through the
glass and iron roofs of the sub-c ellars
and crashed through the very stects
Into vaults below. In an hour the
fire was out; in half an hour it had
done Its worst. Probably the death list
was full in 20 minutes.
To Rebuild Kasors Bridge.
Mr. I). P. Balentlno, of Spartanburg,
was in the city last week on Iiis way
to the Jones section. Where he will
rebuild the old Kasors Bridge. As will
be remembered the legislature, at the
last session, passed a bill providing
for the rebuilding of this bridge at
a cost not lo exceed $1900. Mr. Bal
entine, who made a bid nround that
figure some time ago before the limit
of $1,fi00 w.'ls raised to $1.900. was
given the contract. The work will
begin at once. The bridge will be of
wooden construction. Mr. Bnlentlne
is a former resident of this county
and his friends will be glad to know
that he has gotten the contract.
Deafness Cannot he Cured.
tjV local applications, as ?hey cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that Is by constitutional rem
edies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining
of the Kustachian Tube. When this
tube is Inflamed you have a rumbling
soend or Imperfect hearing, and when
it is entirely closed deafness '.s the
result, and unless /ha inflammation
can be taken out and this tube restored
to its normal condition, hearing ?III
be destroyed foraver; nlno caacn out
of ten are caused by Catarrh, which
Is nothing but an Inflamed condition
of the mucous surfaces.
We will eive One Hundred Dollars
for any case of deafness (caused by
catirrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars free
P. J. Cheney A Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c. '
Take Hail's Family Pills for const!
* Grounds for Impcuchment? *
When Governor Blease wilfully
refuses to obey tho law as it Is
printed in the statute books, and as
it has been unanimously interpreted
by the highest tribunal of the State,
the Supreme Court, the question at
once arises whether he doeB not
lay himself open to impeachment
and possible removal from office by
tho General Assembly. Without mak
ing the slightest attack upon the
character or policies of the governor,
a careful review of the facts will show
that this question la an important one,
and deserves serious consideration by
every citizen of South Carolina.
Should Governor Blease refuse to
commission Kniest Moore as special
judge for the I'nion county court which
opens today, he will have undoubtedly
violated the law of the State. The mat
ter of appointment of special judges
has been one matter upon which Mr.
Blease has refused to yield to an au
thority higher than his own. Several
cases have come up in the past few
months, and in all of them has the
governor shown an unwarranted ob
Governor Blease has claimed that
tho statutes on this point were uncon
stitutional. The supreme court has
taken occasion to rule on tho question,
has ruled unanimously that the
statute is constitutional, and that the
governor must appoint the party rec
omivieuded by the supreme court. If
the governor does not submit to the
ruling, the matter Immediately assumes
serious proportions. Should he refuse
to appoint the person recommended,
the law will be violated, and that by
tlif very person who most of all should
Bee that the laws are enforced. And
aside from the danger resulting from
unwarranted tampering with the judi
cial government of the State there is
another, and perhaps more serious.
Section 27. of Article of the Con-I
stitutlon states thai "officers shall be
removed for incapacity, misconduct,
or aeglect of duty/' The constitution
is mandatory on this point, and does
not provide that officers "may bs re
moved" on this uround. The statutes
outline clearly the duty of the gover
nor to appoint special judges upon
recommendation by the court. Hence,
if the governor does not so commission
special judges, does this not constitute
i neglect of duty, a wilful and delib
erate neglect? Members of the legis
lature are sworn to unhold the consti
tution, and to obey this oath, they
should consider this matter very care
fully before the convening of the next
session. To impeach the governor it
would require a two-thirds majority
?i the House. The trial would take I
place before the Senate, where a two
thirds vote is required to convict.
An impeachment is a process very I
rarely resorted to. But this would
not excuse the legislators for wink
ing at the situation. The News should
not be misunderstood as unqualifiedly
advocating an impeachment of Gover
nor Blease. But it Is encumbent upon
the members of the general assembly
of this State to bring their minds up
on the matter, and he in position to
decide next January what is right to
do. They will be held responsible
should they allow a violation of the
law to go unchallenged, when it is in
their power to put an end to it.?
100 small farms wanted for western
House and lot, on East Main street
containing 17 aoics with fine house,
barn and other improvements on easy
House and lot on (larlington street,
cheap for quick sale..
400 acres near Stomp Springs In
.ne state of cultivation, 5 tenant hous
es. Price $11.50 per acre, one half
cash, balance in 12 months.
126 acres 1V4 miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the best
farms in the county. $125. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy terms.
Several lots on South Harper street.
House and lot on B. Main utreet, 8 1-2
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling:
finest place' In upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
A number of farms and other prop.
1 erty for naie, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laarens, S. C.
Silks in Massaline, Crepe-De-Chene and Foulards
See the specialty in Colored and 'WhiteSilk
Waistings at 25 cents._
AMONG THE WHITE ?OODS
Skirting and Waist Linen from 25 cents up..
Plain and fancy weaves in cotton fabrics em
bracing Flaxon, India, French and Kilkeny
A good quality Linene at. 10c
Choice effects in fancy white weaves for
hot weather wear._
Laces, Embroideries and Flouncings.
Never have we shown such a complete
assortment in these lines. See these, it will pay.
New Ribbons and Ladies' Neckwear at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
We want to do your
and all other work in the Tin
and Sheet Iron Line
We 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 hinwies bafore roof
ing your residence.
Yours for better work and material.
North Side Public Square - Laurens, S. C.
W. H. HUDGENS & CO. \
SPECIAL NOTICE I
Ca!! in and see us. We are \\
always glad to see you and still jj
gladder to sell you for we know \\
when we sell you our goods we \\
are selling you something that is jj
nice, fresh and at a very low i:
We have always got some- is
thing to offer you at a special jj
price, you are Missing Bargains :!
in good groceries when you fail to :!
Phone us or fail to Call in and jj
We are Yours to Serve.
W.H. HUDGENS & CO. jj
114 West Main Street
Phone 50 Laureus, S. C !