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OF COAL DUST
?*er Two Hundred Sen are Penned
up In Coal Mine ami Probably all of
Them Lost Their Lltes.
Brlcevllle, Tenn., Dec. 9.?Two
hundred and seven men, living or
dead, Is the probable number of- men
entombed here tonight as they* have
been all day. In the Great Cross
Mountain coal mine of the Knoxvllle
Iron company, according to the count
made this afternoon by an official of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica. They had entered to begin the
day's work when a terrific explo
sion wrecked the workings.
Three only have come out alive.
They had entered a laternal off the
main shaft and succeeded In getting
into the open before the flames and
smoke caught them The body of Lee
Bolston, operator of the mine's fan
plant, was found buried and man
gled under the cave-In In main shaft.
Rescue workers are making
scarcely any headway. The govern
ment's rescue car and force is on
hand as are many rescuers and en~
glneers from all over the district.
The shafts extend more than two
miles Into the bowels of the moun
"trin Accoidlng to President T. T.
Stephenson of the iron company, the
men, If they had reached their posts,
were in laternal shafts when the ex
plosion, which blocked the main
shafts, occurred. This encoutrages
those on the surface to hope that
many may be living.
Late this afternoon there was llt
, tie prospect of an early rescue.
Workers have encountered dense
and compact deposits of slate, earth,
rock and coal in the main shaft of
the mine, and also In an abandoned
entry which has bee usedn for an
air shaft. About the mouth of a
certical vetllator, leading to the top
of the mountain. fires halve been
built to create a circulation of air
from within the mine, if possible. Res
cuers are engaged in digging the de
bris from the shafts and this must
be removed about one miles to the
mouth of the mine.
Theories as to Cause.
It Is not yet possible to determine
whether this blockading of entry is
shallow, or whether Jt extends hun
dreds of feet or a mile or more. Wood
posts and trusses In the shaft have
been blown outward and this, min
ers state, Is Indicative of a serious
now being constructed by means of
which air is being forced Into the
channel as fast as it is possible to
remove the debris.
There are three theories as to the
cause of the explosion. One Is that
in some manner powder or d'ust ex
ploded; the second is that an elec
tric wire came In contact with ex
plosive and the third Is that the ex
plosion was caused by poor tamping
of a drill.
The mine was thoroughly inspect
ed Friday of last week by J. F. Mat
maker, who has been Inspector of
the mine for eight yenrs. He re
mained In the mine ntearly all of
Friday night. He said there was no
trace of gares when he emerged.
A Scene of Mourning.
> Rrleevllle tonight is a scene rf
mourning. The wives and children
of the miners now fear that not a
single man lives In the Ill-fated Gross
Mountain mine. In scores of homes
the pitiful .walls of women ami chil
dren are heard by the passorsby, while
at the mouth of the mine, fully fifty
women, some with babes al their
breasts, and others with Children pull
ing at their skirts, still battle brave
ly to keep up their spirits and hope
Mr. Horace Hokangon.'
Mr. Horace Hokatison, musical di
rector Is a man of superior musical
ability. Native talent developed under
the best teachers and Supplemented by
actual experience in directing large
productions, has made him a foremost
musical director. Hesides having an
Intimate acquaintance with the neat
In the realm of music, he i; the com
poser of a number of pretentious mus
ical productions. He is a university
graduate, musical editor and a direc
tor of great ability and genius.
At school lycoum Friday, Doc. 22.
FOR MERE MAN'S
Suggestions by Santa Glaus
For Sweethearts and Wives.
The man who travels with a suit
case Is always on the lookout for com.
pact toilet articles that pack easily
ami take up little space; consequently
these same couvenlences never fnll to
make a hit as Christmas gifts. The
illustration shows the very latent thing
lu toilet accessories designed especially
for the requirements of the suit ease.
In both instances the eases are made
of pigskin, and the envelope-like look
Ing affair which fastens securely with
a "snapper" holds u very flat hair
brush mounted neatly lu ebony. The
bristles of this brush are of the best
quality and quite numerous euough to
smoothly put Into place the hirsute
OOWVXNIKKCKfl FOR THK SOIT CASK.
possessions of the average man. This
brush Is fitted into a little pocket, to
gether with a small comb.
The other contrivance, which re
sembles In shape a bill book, contains
two brushes, one with gruy bristles
Intended for brushing clothes nnd the
other with white ones for removing
dust from the lint. One or both of
these cases would make an Ideal gift.
Give Him a String Bag.
This case for the useful ball of twine
may be woven of rufiiu in the open
work pattern shown here, the ends
of the strands being secured by rib
bons, tied in pretty bows, ited rib
bon on natural colored raflia was used
In this case and made a pleasing com
bination. The ball is tied inside the
KAFFIA RTniNO ItAO.
raffia cover, one end of the tw^ne be
ing allowed (o hang out of the case,
so that a length of string may be pull
ed off without tangling the ball. The
twine ball case makes a good gift for
a man, who can bang It beside bis
desk or on the wall of bis room or
Presontt For Young Men.
An acceptable present Is a year's
subscription for a magazine, but of
course this cnu be offered only when
tbe man is a relativo or intimate
friend whose taste in literature Is
familiar to tbe giver.
llonnd books, too. are usually ap
preciated, but small books, such as
notebooks, diaries, verso books, etc.,
arc seldom used. Sometimes the note
book Is a misfit for tin? pocket, and.
again, not every man keeps a diary?
all reasons why this kind is a risk to
A leather framed calendar will al
ways find a place en a man's desk.
A fountain pen should only be given
when the donor know* exactly the
kind the recipient likes. The same
may be Hnld of a camera, as the m.v
jorlty of men prefer to select tn?
size and make they like best.
Miss Caroline H. Selirenk.
Miss Caroline B. Schrenk, a dramat
ic soprano of superior merit, is an
American by birth. Her musical'stud
ies began early, and her first public
appearance as a vocalist was made at
the age of twelve years. Even at that
early age her musical talent gave a
rich promise that has been richly real
ized. After several years spent with
the best vocal teachers of America
She went to Germany, studying at
Stuttgart, afterwards completing her
musical training at Berlin. All her
training, from first to last, has been
with leading instructors. Upon her
return to America she appeared In
opera and concerts and met with in
stant favor and success. Her voice is
of exquisite quality, possessing fine
carving power, particularly on high
notes, which she reaches and holds
with perfect ease. Her repertoire Is
USjusually wide in scope and embraces
principal roles in German, Italian and
English Opera. Her repertoire also
Includes the greet Oratorios as well as
lighter forms of song cycles.
At school lyceum Friday, Dec. 22.
Hand Embroidered Belt.
Hand embroidered belts cost so
much in the store and are so easy to
make that they are well worth taking
up when one approaches the question
of what to give one's friends for
HAND BHBROIDERKD BELT.
Christmas. The belt illustrated here
was of white grosgrnln washable rib
bon, adorned with sprays of foliage
Belts of staiuped linen are also liked
and may be embroidered in similar
style. The belts may be finished with
buckles as expensive as one chooses.
Wrapped Id tissue paper and packed
In a pretty hox. tied with Christmas
ribbons, they ore useful and attrac
Goest Room Towels.
The housewife will always welcome
with delight handsomely embroidered
towels as a Christmas gift. The illus
tration shows something particularly
new and smart in towel designs.
These designs are carried out on a
fine quality of buck toweling. The
little guest towel Is finished with u
hemstitched hem. above which is a
dainty design of pond lilies darned in
blue mercerized cotton, with tho leaf
and flower |?etals outlined with white
The larger towel has a butterfly
motif mingled with a design worked
HANDSOMj:I,v KUliKOIOEIlKD TOWELS.
?n white cotton. Yellow mercerized
cotton is used to work the butterflies.
A pretty buttonhole with a dot In each
scallop adorns the euds of this ex
HONET BACK DANDRUFF CUBE.
Luurens Driur Co. Guarantees Paris
ian Huge fur Dandruff and Falling
Think of It dear render. If PAR
ISIAN SAGE] Isn't the most Invigorat
ing and pleasant hair dressing you
ever used- money back.
If It doesn't banish dandruff, stop
bnlr from falling and do away with
SCalp llfih money back, f.0 cents at
Lauren* Drug Co. and druggists ev
"PAKISTAN SAd? as a hair grower
and scrip cleaner is all right." -.Mrs.
i>ora m. Oanl?ls, Williamson, w. Va.
"PARISIAN BACK cured me of ter
rible Itching of the scalp."?Mrs. C,
P. Pope, Oxford, Ala.
If Our Toy Department contains a joy for every Boy and ||
H Girl in Laurens County, Store brim-full of Fireworks, Dolls, &
Doll Carriages, Toy 1 rains, Toy Pistols, Blocks and in fact
every Toy that you could want.
Christmas is Near at Hand!
We have prepared to meet the demand for all kinds of
Eatables for he Holiday Trade. We offer the best of Apples,
Oranges, Bananas, Grapes, Grape Fruit, All Kinds of Fresh
OUR CANDY STOCK!
Our Candy Stock is of the Best. We will be prepared to sell all of the
Christmas Trees and Entertainments at the very Lowest Price.
Hams, Breakfast Bacon, Smoked Meat, Sausage, Dried Beef.
s MAHAFFEY & BABB 8
|5 Laurens, - South Carolina ?J
The Piano is the
in the World
Why Not a Piano as a
Years and years of hard work and harder
study Is what made the STARR Piano stand for
perfection in Pianos.
They Always Satisfy
The Action is perfect
The riaterial is the best
The Design most artistic
The Tone is'the sweetest
The Construction is scientific
The Workmanship is the finest
If you buy one of these Pianos you cannot go wrong.
Write or come to see us and we will show you how to save
from $75.00 to $125.00 by buying from us. Terms to Suit,
A Piano will make a fine Xmas Gift
L. A. McCORD
Laurens, S. C.