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IN BOOZE CIRCLES
Detective Employed by City Puts a
Crimp In Itlind Tiger Business and
Incidentally Adds to City Treasury*
Mr. L. v. Ashburn, o detective em
ployed by the city tn run down blind
tigers, put in a good week or so of
?work here recently. As a result of his
efforts quite a number of booze sel
lers were up before the mayor Monday J
and Tuesday charged with selling the
illegal stuft. Those brought to trial
and convh u i| were:
Sally Hunter, two cases of selling
whiskey and one case of contempt of
court, total fine $225.00; Sam Woody,
selling whiskey, lined $100; Allen
Smalls, Charlie 1'atterson and Nannie
Woody, all for selling whiskey, fined
$100 each. In lieu of the $100 tine
a sentence of oO days on the chain
gang was Imposed.
On account of the ease with which
these law evaders have been able to
get around the officers of the law
dressed In uniforms, this scheme of
securing a detective was lighted up
on. Doubtless With the lesson learn
ed and the possibility hanging over
them of the detective returning at any
time, (lie law breakers will he a lit
tle slow about selling whiskey in the
NOTED PREACHER COMING'.
Rev. I . I.. Picket! to Make Vddress at
Hnptisf Church Xext Tuesdnj Even,
Rev. I.. I.. Plckett, n noted preacher,
poet and author, will make an address
at the First Baptist church next Tues
day evening, beginning at S:30 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Jlckett Is a preacher of wide
note as well as a poet and author.
lli> subject will be "The World's next
The adult population ot I.aurens will
remember thai Mr. PIckett carried on
a most successful revival meeting in
this city about 21 years ago. A large
number Of converts were made at the
meeting and the town was greatly aid
ed spiritually by his being here.
Doubtless a large number of those
who heard him on those occasions, as
well as those who were not In the
city at the time, will be ovit to hear
him next Tuesday evening.
It Looks Like a Crime
to separate a boy from a box of Buck
len's Arnica Salve. His pimples,
boils, scratches, knocks, sprains and
bruises demand it and Its quick rollef
for hums, scalds, or cuts is his right.
Keep it handy for boys, also girls.
HeaH everything healable and dees.lt
quick. L'nequalod for piles. Only ~2">
cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
PRIZE TO FARMERS.
Mr. John I>. YV. Watts Desires to Eu
courago the Culture of Leguminous
Mr. .John I). W. Watts has Informed
The Advertiser that he Is going to
offer a prize of a quarter of a mut
ton, to be given away Thursday of
this week, to some up-to-date farmer
of this county. Mr. Watts states that
lie will bring to this city Thursday
morning and place on the south porti
co of the ne w court house a bunch of
leguminous clover. Consisting of a
number of varieties To the llrst farm
er who gives the correct name of these
different varieties of clover. Mr. Watts
is going to give the quarter of mutton.
Mr. Watts is making this offer in
the endeavor to arouse the Interest
of the people in the culture of this
valuable crop. He states that he has
been cultivating it now for about twen
ty years, and has gotten his land well
suited to the growth cf such crops.
The clover crops are very valuable as
soil Improvers as well as food pro
ducers and therefore are very valua
ble to the farmer who wishes to im
prove his land.
Pine Grove, April 22.?Some of the
farmers In this neighborhood have al
most go: the blues on account of so
Mrs. Fred Franks, Is still confined
to her bed. We hope she soon will
be out again.
Miss Lila Rrnmlctt and Mr. Hicks
Owlngs spent last Sunday with Mr.
John Fowler and family near Ml.
Mr A. L. Nash went to Fountain Inn
last week to see his sick brother.
Mr. and Mrs. John Owings, of Parks
dale, spent last Thursday with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knight.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Medlock spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Craddook spent
last week with their parents. Mr. and
; Mrs. C. Y. Cra.block.
Notice of Teachers' Examination.
I The regular spring teachers' ox
; nminatlon will be hold In the court
house on Friday. May llrd, beginning
sharply at 0 o'clock a. m. The ques
tions will be based on the State adopt
ed textbooks and those on Pedagogy
on the South Carolina Manuel for ele
Those who wish to take the exami
nation will please report at the court
room on time.
Geo. L. Pitts,
Co. Supt of Education.
We are Always Ready J
To Serve You
And we can serve you promptly J
and with the best quality of }
goods that can be gotten in our j
These are only a few of the
things we handle. We would
ri. her show you the whole than
tell of its parts, so come and see
Dial BIdg. Laurens, S. C.
AN UNKNOWN SHIP
(Continued from Page One.)
"Did you see the Iceberg?"
"Yes, sir. I could see it dimly. It
lay low In the mater and was about as
high as the lower rail of the ship or
about thirty feet out of the water."
After that Doxhall went back to
the lifeboats where there were many
men and women. He said they had
"After that I was on the bridge
most of the time sending out distress
signals trying to attract the attention
of boats ahead." he said. "1 sent up
distress rockets until I left the ship,
to try to attract the attention of a
ship directly ahead. 1 had seen her
lights, she seemed to be meeting us
and was not far away. She got close
enough so she seemed to me to read
our electric Morse signals. I told
the captain. He stood with me much
of the time trying to signal her. He
told me to tell her in Morse rocket
signals 'come at once?we are sink
"Did any answer come?" asked the
"I did not see them but two men
say they saw signals from that ship."
"How far away do you think that
"Approximately live miles."
Doxhall said he did not know what
ship it was.
'Have you learned anything ibont
that ship since?"
I '"No, Some people say she replied
tO our rockets and our signals but
I did not see it."
"By 'some people' whom do you
"Not passengers, but stewards and
the captain all declared they saw
"What light did you see on the
"First we saw her mast head lights
ami a few minutes later her red side
lights. She was standing closer."
"Suppose you had had a powerful
searchlight on the Titanic could you
not have thrown a beam on the ves
sel and have compelled her atten
Doxhall said he had rowed in the
sea boat three quarters of a mile
when the Titanic went down. Before
that, he had rowed around the ship's
stern to see if he could not take off'
three more persons for which there
was room. Ho abandoned that at
tempt, however, because he had with
him only one man who knew how to
handle an oar and he feared an ac
cident. His boat, he testified, was
the first picked up by the Carpathia
at 4.10 in the morning.
I "Did you have any conversation
with Mr. Ismay that night?"
"Yes, sir, before I left the ship, on
I the bridge just before the captain
i ordered me below to take an emer
"Did you see Ismay when you got
Into the lifeboat?"
"When did you next see Ismay af
ter you left the ship?"
"1 saw him in a collapsible boat
in the water afterward."
"Who else was in it?"
"Any other men?"
"Yes, I saw some men that looked
like Filipinos?three or four of them."
"Any women in It?"
"Yes, it was full of them?well, not
exactly full of them but there were
many women, most of them foreign
"Ilow long after you reached the
Carpathia did Ismay's boat arrive?"
"I cannot say exactly, but it was be
"Did you see any bodies?"
"Yes, I saw one body, the body of a
I man lying on his side, He had a
I life bolt on."
"There must have been hundreds of
1 bodies about the Titanic?"
I "But I saw no rnor<\"
I "Did you hear of any persons refus- ,
I Ing to enter the lifeboats?"
I "1 heard persons on the Titanic say
? that some pCOplo refused."
' "Did you BOG any one refuse to en
I ter the lifeboat?"
I "No. sir."
I "Did you see any man, woman or
j child prevented from entering a lifo?
' "Did you see any ejected?"
I "No. sir."
I "Did you Fee any who got In from
j the water or see any In the water?"
j "No. sir. said Boxhall, "If I had
I seen any In the water I should have
taken them In the boat."
Boxhall said that the Bea was cairn
I and that In his opinion each of the
I lifeboats could have taken Its full
j Capacity, How many he had In his
I small sea boat he never knew.
I Boxhafl testified that the sen was
an oily calmn and that he could not
' see the Iceberg in the small boat.v "I
I believe," ho declared, "that If there
I had been a little rlpplle on the water
I the Tltrnlc would have seen the berg
, In time to avoid It."
Visits Old Homo.
Mr I). Y. Pitts, one of the old "boys''
from Lauren & county who went west
ward after the war. has been In the
Tumbling Shoals section for some time
visiting relatives and old friends. Mr.
I'itts is now a resident of Hlbert coun
ty. (Ja., where he has lived for forty
years, only returning to this county
at various intervals to \ isit relatives
and renew acquaintences. During the
war Mr. I'itts was a member of Co.
A, Gth Cavalry. This was Capt. Ar
nold Sullivan's company. He still re
tains his soldierly bearing, being as
erect as the youngest soldier in Un
cle Sam's army. Mr. I'itts will be
here for several weeks. He was vis
iting in the city yesterday.
Puts End to Had Habit
Things never look bright to one with
"the blues." Ten to one the trouble is
a sluggish liver, tilling the system
with Hillous poison, that Dr. Kings
New Life Pills would expel. Try them
Let the joy of better feelings end "the
blues". Host for stomach, liver and
kidneys. 26c at Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
In the quality of the Fancy Groceries
that you buy has a lot to do with being satis
fied. We guarantee to win your confidence
should you give us a trial. To have and to
Everything Fresh and Pure
has been and always will be our aim. We
invite you to become one of our customers.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
J. C. HENDERSON, Manager
Winner in the First Sanctioned Meet of 1912.
W^E begin 191 2 where we left off 1911?a Winner.
Last year the public performances of Studebaker Cars were the talk of Moloidom.
Flanders "20" swept the boards in races, reliability inns, hill climbs. H-M-F "30"
took first three places in the Tiedeman Trophy classic at Savannah.
This year we begin with the same convincing success. In the first sanctioned meet
ing of the year?Montgomery, Ala.?Studebaker Cars wen eight out of nine events. Both
F.-M-F "30'' and Flanders ;'2o" defeated much larger cars and the prize event of the meet
ing?50 miles Free-for-All?was won by Odom's F.-M-F "30" in the phenomenal time of
52.37. For racing on a soft mile track it is doubtful if this performance has ever been sur
passed. Don't be misled by novelties or specious promises. Get a car which has proven
itself. Buy a Studebaker F-M-F "30" or a Flanders "20" and yon will be satisfied.
SWYQERT & TEAQUE, Agents, Laurens, S. C.
The Day of the "Job Lot" 1
Man Has Passed.
The American People to-day are the most progres
sive people in the world. Everything must
be the Latest, Most Up-to-Date Styles
and of the Very Best Materials.
fits the Aretf!
For years the Drew Shoe Co. and the Julian
Kokenge Shoe Co. has made more fine shoes
than any other house In the West. They lead
with tho latest styles, lasts and materials of
all kinds, and by handling their shoes we arc
the leading shoe merchants of this town.
Laurens Is always right up the lino of pro
gress. Our people must have "the newest and
best." and for this reason wo handle J. E.
French and Deacon Shoes. Wo have "new
things" coming In every week to take tho
very best care of our patrons.
COME TO US FOR YOUR SHOES
LAURENS, S. C.