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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, November 06, 1912, PART 2, PAGES 9 TO 12, Image 11

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SENT BY WHOSE HAND?
WINGED MESSENGER 8AVED
4JVB8 OF SAILORS.
Bird PrioYlOklV Forced Captain to Al
ter Course <ef His Vessel and Thus
1 Effect the Rescue of Drown*
Ing Men.
The following story was published
by a sea captain In "Aftonbludet" of
Stockholm recently. There uro many
people still living In Arendal who re
member the occurrence which Is here
described.
One dark night several yean ago a
sailing vessel from Arendal, Norway,
?was crossing the north Atlantic, on
Its :,-ar from America to England.
There was ft Btrou& enol v.lnd, against
which the ship was tacking. As it
drew toward eight bells in the even
ing, the captain was walking back and
forth'on tho bridge, trying to make up
his mind whether to put about or to
continue on the same course for an
other watch or two.
As he walked he suddenly received
a blow on his chest, which, ho discov
ered, had been dealt by a tea bird.
Then his winged assailant quickly dfs<
appeared to leeward.
A few moments later the captain
was Just giving the command to turn
the vessel when he again received a
blow In the chest from the same mes
senger. Then the bird disappeared as
before In a southwesterly direction.
After this had been repeated several
more times, the bird, after each blow,
flying off toward tho southwest, the
captain, who thought thero must be
something supernatural In tho matter,
decided to follow the bird. Instead of
turning back, he caused the boat's
course to be sent toward the south
west. This was no sooner done than
the bird settled down on the ship's
railing besldo the captain.
The boat now sailed at a great pace
before, the strong wind. Dut although
a sharp watch was kept aft as well as
forward, half the night passed and
?V nothing unusual was discovered.
Tho crew began to Joke about the
"old man's" maneuver, and the cap
tain himself doubted the wisdom ol
continuing to sail out of hls'course,
losing distance which a great deal ol
tacking would be required to regain.
At 2 o'clock In the morning he was
on the point of giving the order t'c
turn again, when the lookout on th?
foreyard sung out that he saw a glow
as of a fire ahead.
All the waning interest woke ngaln!
Boon the vessel found Itself ap
proachlng a burning ship, and It la]
to as close as was practicable.
A boat was lowered and found man]
jpe^ floating about on hencoops, ptecei
'?f wreckage and other floating article*
frojn the burning ship. They wer?
weak and exhausted, having choBen 8
slow death in the- ocean to being
burned alive or suffocated by th<
-fire.
When the sufferers had been ?ared
for to the best of the rescuing vessel'*
.ability and the vessel's bow had been
turned again toward England the sail
ors found that the bird was still on
board. Nor did It leave the boat
again. But one day, after the vesse!
had reached the English channel, on?
of those who had been saved from tin
burning ship kicked the bird to dealt
in revenge for a bite from its! bill.
True Art.
"Critics had prnlsed in*, academlei
bad granted me exhibition space,'
said tho artist, "still I was modest
enough to think I wasn't any great
shakes as a painter. The thing that
finally convinced me that maybe )
was no dub after all was the remark
of a woman who knew a good deal
more about bargain counters than
she know about art. 8he studied a
picture that had made critics over
work their vocabulary In praising it
and her only commtTht was: 'My, I'D
bet the Henrietta cloth in that
woman's tea gown cost every cent ol
$2.SO a yard.'
"Just as a matter of curiosity 1
looked up my model and found that
the dress she wore had cost Just that
a yard. Then I knew that I had
been gifted with the divine flro. Tc
depict values so faithfully that ex
perienced shoppers can tell tho most
of the cloth you paint Beems to b?
hitting old art up at a pretty lively
gait."
CATARRH
SUFFERERS
ASTONISHED
Booth's HVO.u. i, the Soothing, Heal
ing, Germ Destroyin" Air (lives In
stant Relief.
If you already own a I1YOMEI hard
rubber Inhaler you can get a bottle of
IIYOMBI for only 50 cents. The com
plete outfit, which Includes inhaler,
is $1.00, and is sold by Laurens Drug
Co. on money back plan.
With every bottle of HYOMEI comes
a small booklet. This book tells how
easy and simple it is to kill Catarrh
germs and end Catarrh by just breath
ing into the lungs over the Catarrh in
fected membrane the powerful yet
pleasant antiseptic air of Eucalyptus
from the Inland forests of Australia.
This book tells about the HYOMEI
vapor treatment for stubborn Catarrh,
Croup, heavy Colds and Sore Throats,
and other interesting facts.
obedient to nature uw
Constant Char q*> Qoes On, Bu? Am?i
can Rao* It Not T hroator?*d
With Extinction
An effective argument against the
theory advanced once In a while that
Americans are becoming degenerate
'and are bound to die out, a complaint
alto made by the English concerning
?nemselveB, is advanced by Lieut. Col.
Charlet E. Woodruff, Medical corpa, U.
S. army, who is now stationed In the
Philippines.
"There is no ground for such absurd
pessimism," says Woodruff, "though
as K matter of fact there is plenty
of evidence that certain types in each
nation (British and American) do have
a higher death rate than others and
that there Is u constant slow change
in the general average. Doth civiliza
tions have been built up by immi
grants and It is a law of nature that
change of racial residence is always
followed by extinction or alteration of
typo through the survival of tho fttteBt
for the new environment.
"Moreover, there has been a con
stant immigration into the Dritish Is
lands from the beginning of things hu
man, and the lnfldx of hew blood has
always kept civilisation bumming,
even if each invasion in olden times
did do roy part of what it found.
The same phenomenon is being re
peated in America with the solo dif
ference that the invaders, except in
Mexico and Peru, have not destroyed,
but are constantly building up. The
process of decay of certain types is
also quicker in Amorlca and the new
blood comes into prominence sooner
thnn in England.
"Very few of the descendants of the
signers of our 'Declaration of Inde
pendence are in public life and most
of them are nonentities, while Immi
grants and sons of Immigrants are in
the seats of the mighty. The descend
ants of the signers of Magna Charta
controlled England for many centuries,
though none of that stock is in evi
dence now, while the present control
ling elements date back somo cen
turies and very few are recent arrivals
from the continent.
"It Is high time that we find out who
are tho fittest in each part of America.
Every bit of evidence is of some value
and that is the reason why the tre
mendous victories of the American
Olympic athletes have such a scientific
and popular interest."
We want you to call and see the
beautiful China we are displaying for
holiday trade, our line is larger and
better this season than ever.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
Puritan Varan,
Among the offenses of the Puritans,
for the most part left behind them
when they came to this country, was
that of tcrnlng bits of the Bible and
parts of the New Testament into Eng
lish verse. They were much given to
the printing of objurgatory and de
famatory pamphlets, for which from
time to time a scribbling offender
would not find repose at "mlno inn,"
but In the stocks to the amusement
of all tho Idlers of the town.
It was soon after the Reformation
that this spirit of versifying the
Psalms and other parte of Scripture
?Vegan, and - most of the collections
published with quaint titles are now
worth several times their weight In
gold to gatherers of curios. Allitera
tion's artful aid was much In evidence
in such titles as "Seven Sobs of a
Sorrowful Soul for Sin," which com
prised tho seven penitential Psalms
In meter, and a "Handful of Honey
suckles," in which were collated vari
ous blessings out of the book of Don
teronomy. William Hunnls, chapel
master to Queen Elizabeth, turned the
entire book of Genesis '.nto rhymo un
der tho title of "A Hlveful of Honey,"
and Christopher Tye, a contemporary
of. Hunnls," rendered the Acts of the
Apostles In English verse. Put these
were before the Puritans, tho chief
offenders, especially in pamphlets, had
arrived.
Depraved Benevolence.
"One of the queerest old human
freaks In New York shows up around
tho pollco station whenever thero is a
report of runaway boys in town," said
a policeman. "His purpose would not
be exactly approved by the Hlblo so
cieties. Ho docs not want to lecture
the boys or send them home or im
prove their morals in any way. He
simply wantB to gratify their thwart
ed ambition and show them Coney
iBlnnd nnd tho Bowery before they are
yanked back home by- angry parents.
That is what most of th^m run away
for?to boo Coney island and tho Bow
cry?and this old codger argues that
any boy who has grit enough to stand
tho hardships of a stolen ride to New
York ought to bo allowed to see those
places. His benevolence Isn't all
wind, either. He is willing to foot the
bills If the boys will be allowed to go;
but very few of them are. That is
what breaks tho old gentleman*!
heart. He lays aside a small sum of
money each year for this peculiar
charity."
Mr. Poultryman: If you are not get
ting eggs, don't blame the chickens;
help them along by feeding Conkey's
Laying Tonic. Palmetto Drug Com
pany has It. 11-Ot
Shortchange Dog.
Charley Ellison, la up on horaes, but
was not up on dogs. At one time In
Hot Springs he paid for a bird dog,
partly through a fanciful notion and
partly because the dog was a hand
some animal. He sought tho seller
the next day and said:
"I thought you claimed this was a
bird dog. Ho was gone for three
hours yesterday and didn't bring back
a single bird."
Passing up the hunters and golug
In for trick animals, Ellison had a
dog to which he would give a smell
of a $5 bill and later send it to bring
the money homo. A visiting horseman
located tho plant beforo the dog did
and substituted a $1 bill. When tho
retriever showed up, Ellison said:
"Prlnco. what havo you done with
the other $4?"?Chicago Evening Post
Rue Oullbeur Raett.
The municipal councillors of L<e
Mann recently decided to name oue
of the streets In that town after Wil
bur Wright. This decision appears
to have been very popular, but mauy
of the inhabitants, according to s
French contemporary, aro experienc
ing great difficulties In regard to the
correct pronunciation; but the name
Is now being horribly mangled, espe
cially by the younger generation, and
1 "Vllbure Vrlght" appears to bo about
the nearest popular approach to {he
real thing. Our contemporary, by the
way, informs its readers that "Oull
beur Raett" Ib tho correct rendering.
Wo are not sure whether "Raett" la
right.?London Globe. ?
Well Described.
The other day a young woman
teachor took eight of her pupils
through the Museum of Natural His
tory.
"Well, my boy, where did you go
with your teacher this afternoon?"
asked the mother of ono of them on
his return.
With Joyous promptness, he an
swered: "She took us to a dctd cir
cus."?Youth's Companion.
Flagged Train with Shirt.
Tearing his shirt from his back an
Ohio man (lagged a train and saved it
from a wreck, but H, T. Alston, Ral
eigh, N. C, once prevented a wreck
With Electric Hitters. "I was In a ter
rible plight when l began to use thorn,"
he writes, "my stomach, head, hack
and kidneys were all badly affected
and my liver was In bad condition, but
four bottles of Electric Mittels made
me feel like a new man." A trial will
convince you of their matchless merit
for any stomach, liver, or kidney trou
ble. Price liO cents at I.aureus Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Skin On Fire?
Just the mild, simple wash, tho well
known I' M i> Prescription fur Kcsema?
%nd the Itch Is **on?.
A trial will prove it.
We have mid other remedies for akin
troublo hut none that w? could Kuaran
tee na we can thn P.D.D. remedy. If
the first reirular nice $1.00 bottle dona
not do exactly as we nay, It will not
coat you a cent
LAU KB'< ft DBUG CO.
Lav rem, S. C.
n. b. Dial a. c. Tonr>
DIAL & TODD
Attorneys ul Law
Enterprise Bank Building, i nnren?, S. C.
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MONEY TO LOAN
1111. CLIFTON JONES
Dentist
Office La Ilmmona Building
Phone: Office No. 86: Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper &. Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in ail State Courte.
prompt attention (riven to all buaineea.
w _
Asthma! Asthma!
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relict and nn absolute cure
in all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, and
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists ; mail on
receipt of price fi.oo.
Trlnl Parkaae by mail 10 cents.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Pro?.. Cl.T.Uud. Ohio
LAURKlfS DRUG CO.
Laurent, 8. C,
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Now Comes The Busy Days of Pressing Needs
THIS STORE IS READY TO FILL THEM ALL
Never before while in the Mercantile business have we been able to show such a complete
Line of Dependable Merchandise at Such Interesting Prices.
Coats and Coat Suits
We arc showing nn expensive assortment of the new rough
weaves in all t lie latest designs and color effects and at the
range of prices named. Wo can certainly tit you. You will
find exactly what you want in a suit here at $10 up to $30
Coats_'_.$500 UP to $25.00
Special for Week
$12.50 black broadcloth Coat, 54 inches.
$10.00 black corocal Coat, 54 inches.
$7.50 black corocal Coat, & 4inches.
$12:50 brown mix Suit, satin lining .
$15.00 gray all wool, satin lining.
$6.50 all wool serge SkiH. black blue and brown
$10.00
.$8.50
. $5.00
. .$1.00
.$12.50
. .$5.00
Ladies5 Shoes
Button, gun inetal, tan, patent and viei .$3.00
Patent, gun metal, tan and kid button.$2.50
72 pair viei button. $2.00 value, special .$1.69
:{(> pair viei button. $1.75 value special .$1.49
Box calf, cap or plain toe.$1.50
Good solid split leather.$1?25
Men's Shoes
Men's Shirts
In polka dots and neat stripes.
Black pin stripes.
Men's wool top shirts in blue and gray
$1.00
. .50c
.$1.00
Men's Gloves
Lined gunntlet .
Undressed kid.
Light kid .
Heavy work" glove . . .
Fleeced Lined ,...
$1.00
$1.00
..50c
. 60c
. .25c
Ciiin metal, patent, tan button .$3.50 to $4.00
Gun metal, patent, tan button.$3.00 to $3.50
(lun metal, tan button .$2.50
Box calf.$2.00
Satin calf, plain toe.$1.50
Double sole cap toe, extra value.$1.75
Black and tan, good service at.$2.00. $2.50 and $3.00
Boys' Shoes
At.$1.00 to $2.50
In all leathers, at.$1.00 to $3.00
Men's Sweaters
Blue, gray and brown. .$1.00
Red, blue, gray and brown.50c
Dress Material
?'Hi inch wool serge in black, navy blue, and brown at ..50c
36 inch black tall'eta silk at .89c
27 inch soli silk in any shade, per yard .25c
1!?2I Outings, light and dark patterns.10c
Best gingham, dark patterns.10c
Blankets and Quilts
101 half wool blanket, plaid.$3.50
10-1 ?II wool blanket, plaid.$5.00
101 all cotton blanket. $1 00
10-4 all cotton blanket, gray.$1.00
Cotton comfort, worth $1.25, now.$1.00
Cotton comfort, worth $2.00, now.$1.50
Bxtra large quilt, white.$1.00
Men's Underwear
$v.00
$1.00
$1.00
.$1.00
$1.00
. .50c
Wool shirt.
Wool drawers.
Wool shirt (red).
Wool drawers (red.
Wright's spring needle shirts and drawers, each . .
Cotton ribbed, heavy shirts and drawers, each . . .
Heavy fleeced drawers and shirts each.39c
Men's Night Shirts
In neat stripes.$1.00
BJaek, brown, blue stripes.50c
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