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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 19J2.
.WORLD'S LARGEST AND NEWEST STEAMSHIP
SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
Great Steamer Making
MILLIONS IN WEALTH
LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD
AND JUST COMPLETED.
Wireless Messages State tliat the
(?rent Steamer Plowing the Ocean
on her Maiden Voyage Struck Great
Iceberg und in Spite of Modern Ap
pliances for Keeping AHont She
Sank After n Few Hours of Ter
rible Suspense. Estimated Nearly
1,500 Souls Lost
? Lurgest ship in the world.
Built in 1010.
Length, 8821ft feet.
Ream, 92 feet.
Depth ?4 feet.
Gross tonnage, 10,000 lens.
Displacement, 0(1,000 tons.
Capacity, 8,200 people.
Passengers aboard, 1,5100; crew
Well known people aboard:
Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Aster,
Maj. Archibald Butt, aide to
President Taft; D. F. Millelt,
the artist; Mr. und Airs. Isadore
Struuss; J. AY. Wldener of Phil
adelphia, J. Rruce Ismay, man
aging director of the White Star
line; C. M. Huys, president of
the Grand Trunk railway; Ben
jamin Guggenheim, AY. T. Stead.
More than 1,500 persons, It Is fear
ed, sank to death early Monday when
within four hours after she crashed In
to an Iceberg, the mammoth White
Star line Btenmer Titanic, bound from
Liverpool to New York, on her maiden
voyage, went to the bottom off the
Newfoundland banks. Of the approxi
mately 2,200 persons on board the
treat steamer, uome of world-wide
j^vomlnence, only 675 are known to
nave been saved. The White Star line
officers In New York, while keeping
up hope to the last, were free to admit
there had been "horrible loss of life."
Accepting the early ostimat' of
the fatality list as accurate, tin
acter is the greatest in the marine
history of tho world. Nearest ap
proaching It in magnitude were the
disasters to the steamer Atkintic in
1873 when 574 lives were lost, and
to La Bourgogne In 1898, with a fatal
ity list of 571.
Still Some Hope.
Should it prove that other liners,
notably tho Allan liners Parisian and
Virginian, known to have been In the
vicinity of the Titanic early yesterday
had picked up other or her passen
gers, the extent of the calamity would
be greatly reduced. This hope still
News of the sinking of the liner
and tho terrible loss of life in' con
sequence came early last evening with
all tho greater shock because hope
had been buoyed up all day by reports
that the steamer, although badly
damaged, was not In a sinking condi
tion and that all her passengers had
been safely taken off. \ho. 'messages
were mostly unofficial, and none came
direct from tho liner, so that a lurk
ing fear remained of possible bad
<nows to come.
Ship Had Gone Down.
Shortly after 7 o'clock last night
there came flashing ovtr the wires
from Cape Race, within 400 miles
of where the liner had struck the
iceberg, word that at 2:20 o'clock
.Monday morning, 4:55 minutes after
^ helving her death blow, the Titanic
Ad sunk. The news came from the
steamer Carpathla, (relayed by the
, White Star liner Olympic, and re
ly' vealed that by the time the Car
pathla, outward bound from New
York and racing for the Titanic on
a wireless call, reached the scene,
the doomed vessel had sunk.
.Left on the surface, however, were
lifeboats from tho Titanic, and in
/ them, as appears from the meagre
p reports received up to a late hour,
were some 675 survivors of tho dis
aster. These, according to the ad
vices, the Carpathla picked up and
now 1b on her way with them for New
Biggest in World.
For the rest, (he scene as the Car
pathla came up was one of desolation.
All that remained of the $10,000,000
floating palace, on which nearly 1,400
passengers had been voyaging luxur
iously to this side of the Atlantic, were
some bits of wreckage. The biggest
ship in the world had gone down,
snuffling out in her downward plunge,
it appeared, hundreds of human lives.
A significant line in the Cape Race
dispatch was the announcement that
of those saved by the Carpathla near
ly all were women and children.
Should it prove that no other vessel
picked up any passengers of the sink
ing liner this might mean that few
of the men on board bad been saved as
the proportion of women and children
among the passengers was large. The
same facts would likewise spell the
doom of practically the entire crew
In the cabins were 2:10 women and
children, but it is not known bow
many there were among the 710 third
In the first cabin there were 128
women and 15 children, and in the
second cabin 79 women and S chil
Notable Persons Aboard.
Notable persons, travelers on the
Titanic, whose fnte was in doubt in
the lack of dellnite ndvices as to the
identity of the survivors were: Mr.
and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Maj.
Archibald Butt, aide to President
Taft; Charles M. Hayes, president of
the Grand Trunk Pacific of Canada,
his wife and daughter; W. T. Stead,
Benj. Guggenheim, F. D. Millett, the
artist, and J. G. *Widener of Philadel
phia; Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Straus, J,
B. Thnyer, vice president of the Penn
sylvania railroad; J. B. Ismny, Henry
H, Harris, the theatrical manager,
and Mrs. Harris, and Col. Washington
R?chling, builder of the Brooklyn
Ray of Ifope.
A ray of hope appeared shortly be
fore 11 o'clock last night in a mes
sage to New York from the operator
at the Marconi wireless station at
Sable Island, near the scene of dis
aster. Answering an inquiry regard
ing the delivery of wireless messages
to the passengers of the Titanic, the
operator reported It was difficult to
deliver them as the passengers are be
lieved to be dispersed among several
Even this faint Indication that other
vessels than the Carpathla had picked
up survivors of the Titanic was eager
ly seized by the thousands of relatives
and friends of those who had sailed
on her voyage to this country.
RURAL POLICE MAKE A HAUL.
One Hundred Bones Collected from
the Dusky Ones for Distributing
the Picture Cards and Gathering in
Rural Policemen Sullivan and Lowe
made a little raid into the little com
munity know ns Red Town, near En
oree, Saturday night and returned
with three evil doers in the card line
and $-i0 collected from two others who
were able to put up ball. The forty
bones were forfeited before Magis
trate Crews and sixty more were giv
en up by the other three delivered
Monday morning when the time came |
to make a show down. Thus a round
sum of one hundred semollons wero
ndded to the black account In the ex
Deputy Sheriff Reid also made a lit
tle trip to Lydia Mill Sunday and
brought back Columbia Brewlngton
and lodged him in jail on a charge of
violation of the laws as regards the
disposition of liquids of an intoxicating
Laurens Boy Leads.
Supt. B. L. Jones, of the city graded
school, acted as a judge In the Pied
mont Oratorical Association contest
held at Greenville Friday night. The
association Is composed of the high
school In the vicinity of Greenville.
The winner of the first honor was
Wilkes Dendy, son of Mr. S. K. Dendy
who ran a store at Watts mill up until
I last year. Young Dendy represented
the Senaca High School.
OF COUNTY STUDENTS
High School Boys to Compote In Ora
torlcnl Efforts at Graded School Au
ditorium Friday Evening.
The annual contest of the Laurens
County High School Oratorical Asso
ciation will be held Friday evening
In the auditorium of the graded school.
Eight schools of the county will be
represented. All of the schools are
sending their "champion" spenkers
this time so It is expected that the de
cision will be made with some effort.
A gold medal will be awarded to
the speaker who comes out first In
the contest and a silver medal to the
one who comes second, The orchestra
from the Presbyterian college at Clin
ton will be present and will render an
An admission fee of 15 cents to
school children and 25 cents to grown
people will be charged.
The following are the names of the
speakers, the schools they represent
and their subjects:
Shiloh High School?Melvin Aber
eromble: The Death of James A. Gar
Clinton High School?Charles Ay
cock: The Negro and the South.
Laurens High School?Richard Dun
lay: The Black Horse and His Rider.
Princeton High School?Thomas
Freeman: The Path of History.
Gray. Court-Owings High School?
Charles Garrison: The New South and
the Race Problem.
Waterloo High School?Coyle Moore:
The Equality of Man.
Cross Hill High School?Dewey Nel
son: Spartlcus to the Gladiators at
Trlnlty-Ridge High School?Mike
Parks: A Plea for Cuba.
During the morning the usual track
meet will be held In Garllngton's pas
ture and In the afternoon a base ball
game will be played between the Lau
rens school team and the Central
High School of Greenville.
The ladles of the Junior Aid Society
of the Methodist church will serve
tea, sandwiches and Ice cream on the
grounds while the track meet Is go
RUNNING CITY PLANT.
City's Emergency Plant has been Fur
nishing Power? until Reedy River
Gets in Shape.
Considerable discussion was heard
on the streets yesterday when it was
rumored around that the city had or
dered the current from the Reedy Riv
er Power Company disconnected from
the city's power lines. In some way
the Impression got abroad that the
city was attempting to break the con
tract with the power company.
A representative of The Advertiser
went to headquarters to find out about
the truth of the matter. Mayor Babb
stated at once hat nothing of the kind
was Intended, but that he was only
attempting to give to the city power
enough, temporarily, to supply the
needs of the city. The power plant
at Reedy river has not gotten Into
complete working shape since the re
cent fiood and as a result enough cur
rent has not been supplied to run the
city. The big water pumps at the
city station have not been enabled to
produce proper results and conse
quently the water In the stand-pipe
had gotten low. In fact too low to sup
ply water to all sections of the city.
Mayor Babb enquired of Boyd s Mill if
more current could be gotten and was
advised that all was heing supplied
that could be given. Mr. Babb there
upon gave notice that he would be
forced to do without the Reedy river
current until It could be furnished In'
fuller quantities and that the city's
emergency plant would be used to
generate electricity instead. The cur
rent from the Reedy River Power
company was cut off ysterday morn
ing and the city's current substituted.
As soon as the Boyd's Mill plant Is
in position to furnish sufficient cur
rent it will bo called upon again.
In this connection, Mr. Babb stated
that the new motor to be used in pull
ing the filter rake had arrived and
will bo put in use right away.
Bishop Gnerry nere Sunday.
The Rt. Rev. W. A. Guerry, Bishop
of South Carolina, will preach at thej
morning service of the Eplacopal
church Sunday morning, the service
beginning at 11 o'clock. Bishop
Guerry Is well known In Laurens out
side of his own denomination, so it is
expected that qlute a large congrega
tion will be present to hear him. The
public Is cordially Invited to hear him.
Vast Crowds Gather to Wit
BY JOS. W. BARNWELL
Beautiful Monument Erected by Pub
lic Subscription to Honor Memory
of Southern Women Unveiled in Co
lunibln Amidst Impressive Ceremon
Columbian, April 11.?The memorial
to the Confederate women of South
Carolina, erected by the state, was
unveiled here at noon today with ap
propriate ceremonies and before a
crowd representing every section of
the state. The monument, erected on
the state house grounds, Is a beauti
ful work of the scluptor's art, and rep
resents the first memorial ever erected
independently by a state to women.
Long before the hour set for the
beginning of the exercises attendant
upon the unveiling of the first mon
ument erected by the men of a State
to their women, the crowd, which
aggregated 0,000 people, began gath
ering in the south plaza of the State
house around the monument and
speakers' stand, built half-moon fash
ion at the Intersection of Main and
Senate streets. The granite steps
leading up to the south portico of
the State house were converted into
seats by a portion of the crowd, but
these soon overflowed and the peo
ple who arrived late took places
where they could find them. Along
the sidewalk just in front of the
speakers' stand chairs were placed
for Confederate veterans. All through
the crowd there was a sprinkling of
gray uniforms, a gallant remnant of
the "thin grny line" which held back
the tide of Invaders for four years.
The speakers' stand, upon which
were seated the monument commis
sion and the representatives of the
Confederate organizations, was draped
In red and white, the colors of the
Confederacy in which graceful bamboo
vines and yellow jasmine were inter
Memory Fresh us Flowers.
A mound of flowers, symbolizing
the pristine freshness in which the
memory of the women of the war will
ever he held, was built, around the
pedestal of the monument by loving
hands. The girls of Winthrop college
contributed a huge wreath of yellow
narcissus. Gen. Mil Torrance, for
mer commander of the Grand Army
of the Republic, sent, two wreaths
from his home in Minnesota. The
representative of the Daughters of
the Confederacy and many others con
tributed to the mound of blossoms
which covered the base of the pedes
tal of the monument.
The unveiling exercises were op
ened at 12: l? p. in. when den. ('.
Irvine Walker of Charleston, chair
man of the commission appointed to
erect the monument, introduced Rev.
.lohn G. Richards. Sr., or Liberty Hill,
who offered the invocation.
After the invocation, Gen. Walker
Introduced the orator of the day,
Joseph W, Darn well of Charleston, a
member of the corps of cadets from
the Citadel, which volunteered for
service during the war.
Toward the close of Mr. Barnwell's
address a bugle blew, and four chil
dren who unveiled the monument left
the speakers' stand. A moment later
with the aid of a rolling framework,
they drew back the banners from the
monument. The unveiling took place
at 1:22 p. m.
Arthur L. Gnston, of Chester, com
mander of the South Carolina division,
United Sons of Confedernt Veterans,
accepted the monument on behalf of
the organization which he represent
A card received from Rev. E. C. Wat
son, who is now preaching at Slmp
sonvilie. states that he is greatly
pleased with bis new field of labor
and that he has been cordially receiv
ed by his congregation.
Meeting of W. O. W.
A meeting of Laurens camp No. 98,
W. O. W? will bo held Thursday night
In the lodge rooms. A full attendance
Signed J. Lee Langston.
COMMON PLEAS COURT
Judge T. S. Sense to Preside?Court
Will Last for Two Weeks or Until
Calendar Is Cleared.
The court of common pleas for Lau
rens county will convene In the court
house next Monday morning, April
17th to remain in session for two
weeks or until the calendar Is clear
ed. Judge T. S. Sease will preside.
The Jurors for the two weeks have
been drawn nnd are as follows:
Laurens?I). E. Barnett, E. M.
Stewart, J. G. Brown, Earl Wilson.
Dials?Geo. F. Wolff, D. P. Curry,
John Brownlee, It. R. Owings, S. U.
Wasson, L. L. Owings.
Youngs?G. C. Guinn, R. L. Cook,
W. Rhett Sloan, C. R. Wallace.
Scufllctown?m. A. Paterson, J. L,
Chancy, W. P. Poole.
Jacks?John E. Adair, John F, Boll,
T. J. Nabors, Fred Johnson, James
Hunter?H. E. Simpson. J. W.
Chandler, A. P. Fuller, T, C. Summer
el, A. R. Galloway, .1. M. Monroe, John
Cross Hill?W. H. L. Wade, T. T.
Hill, Jas. S. Hill.
Waterloo?A. C. Long, C. 1. Martin.
Sullivan?R. O. Carlisle, E. E. Pitts.
Laurens?C. K. Kennedy, S. 11. Sex
ton. J. M. Wallace. I). 11. Swygert, R.
W. Nichols. L. E. Corbett, w. m. Bry
Bon, S. W. Rutledge, James T. Lang
Hunter?W. B. Karr, Jack W. nil
lard. A. J. Johnson, R. .1. MeCreary.
J. Rhett Copcland, Fred F. Fowler,
W. H. Milam, M. T. Motes.
Dials?W. F. Stewart, W. 11. Poole,
H. J. Armstrong.
Youngs?N. rD. Oarrett, John L.
Burdette, J. G. R. Martin, B. G. Rhodes,
W. C. Brown, J. P. Martin, W. M.
Sullivan?M. V. Holder, Jr., .1. 11.
Balentine, Jr.. J. A. Roper.
Cross Hill?O. R. Pitts, J. II. Rasor.
Waterloo?J. C. McDaniel, P. O.
Smith. J. Broadus Hill.
Scuflletown?T. P. Poole.
A Great Success.
The little play "Cinderella" given
by the pupils of the Laurens Mill
school Thursday night was very suc
cessful. The children had been
coached to a high degree of efficiency
by their principal, MIns Mary Simp
son, and the work was splendid. A
neat sum of around $:'."> was realized.
This will go towards purchasing
hooks and making other improvements
for the library.
Work I nder Way.
The actual work of construction has
been begun on the buildings of S. M.
& E. II. Wilkcs on the north side of
the public square, of Dr. Clifton Jones,
on the east side, and of Mr. Gibbon
Traynham on the south side. The
work will he pushed with vigor and
inside of a few months the buildings
will present an entirely new appear
Junior Order of Mechanics Oelcgratos.
At the state council of the Junior
Order of the United American Me
chanics, which is to he held in Lan
caster this week, Mr. II. Terry will
he present as a national representa
tive. Messrs. Hayno Taylor .and W.
P. Thomason will go as delegates
fieri Laurens council No. 21 and Mr,
W. M. Powell will go as a delegate
from Little River council No fi.'t. Watts
Mill. Mr. E. II. Moore will represent
the council nt. Lanford station. All
of these gentlemen left Tuesday for
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINTON
Funeral Services of Dr.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
A Largo Delegation of Clinton Peo
ple Wont to Columbia to Help Cele
brate the Unveiling of the Monu
ment to the Women of the Confed
eracy. Other Notes.
Clinton, April 10.?Tim funeral of
Dr. Rutledge Copeland last Wednes
day morning east a gonen l gloom ov
er the Community. He was one of tbo
moPl popular of Clinton's sons and bis
early death is lamented by a large cir
cle of friends and relatives. His widow
and her sister attended the funeral,
returning the next day to Baltimore.
The Woman's Monument.
A large party from here attended
the unveiling of the mjbnument to
South Carolina's women of the Confed
eracy In Columbia last Thursday. The
R. S. Owens camp of Veterans, the
Mace LnngstOll camp of Sons of Vet
erans, the Stephen 1). Leo chapter, U.
1). C. and the Rutledge Owens chap
ter ol Children of the Confederacy all
had men hers present. The Thornwoll
OrphanagO junior and senior classes
went also. There were probably llfty
Cllntonlans, at leas! In attendance.
Newhcrr) Base Ball Game.
The biggest crowd oT the season
gathered at the P. C. diamond Mon
day afternoon to see what turned out.
to be the poorest specimen of the
great American game seen in Clinton
in many a day - except possibly among
the small hoys. The score fails to
tell the tale?13 to 6 in favor of New
berry. B it every team lias its otf-ilay.
and the P. C. Hoys can play good ball
as they have demonstrated at the oth
er games. This Is the second game
they have lost out of six this reason.
They weer confident of winning over
Newherry as several fans had assured
them they had a better team. Their
friends are sure they will reinstate
An tin bomb- Reception.
On Wednesday afternoon from three,
to six o'clock Mrs. J. P. Jacobs, Miss.
Clara Ducket and Mrs. W. .1. Bailoy
gave one of the most brilliant and
elaborate receptions ever alvcil here.
Roeeivlng in the hall were Misses Mol
lio Munson and Lila Dillard. The thl'CO
hostesses received in the parlor. Mrs.
W. II. Voting, Mrs. .1. I). Jacobs aim
Mrs. c. m. Bailey ushered the guest:
from the parlor to the dining room
where Misses Dorothy Owens, Jesslo
Dlllard, Zee Wrighl and Mittie Voting
A large number of guests called
during the afternoon. A feat ire con
tributing much to the occasion was
the spirited music furnished by the
Presbyterian college glee club.
Attention Democratic Clubs.
The presidents of the several dem
ocratic clubs are notified to call their
respective clubs on Saturday, April
L'Tth, for the purpose of rc-organlzing,
elec tion of officers, appoint im.' commit
tees and the election of delegates to
the county conevntion which meets on
I lie first Monday in May. The basis
of representation is one delegate for
every twenty five members and ono
delegate for a majority fraction there
R. A. Cooper,
MEETING IN COURT HOUSE IN INTEREST
MR. DIAL'S CANDIDAS FOR SENATE
Mr. N. B. Dial, who? everybody
knows In these parts Ih running for the
United States senate, baa expressed
a desire to address as ny of the
citizens of the county, as can be got
ten together, so that he can tell his
object In running for the senate and
to speak of his platform. Mr. Dial has
stated that he felt that a large num
ber of bis own eminty people were not
aware of his views, so he wants to
get the opportunity of giving them to
For this reason a meeting has been
called for Tuesday night, April 23, a
time when a number of people from
the eounty are In the city attending
court, when Mr. Dial will express his
views on national questions. Tho
meeting will be bold in the court house
and will begin at 8:00 o'clock.
Although this night was purposely
selected because of the fact that court
would he In session and a large num
ber of people from without the city
would be in town. Mr. Dial states that
he * ...lies that a date will he set later
when the farmers are not so busy,
when he can speak to more people
from the country.