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I LOCAL AIM) P6W80NAL MENTION. |
Mr. E. E. Bishop, formerly super
intendent of the Watts Mills, was a
visitor in the city Sunday.
Mrs. L. G. Roff and little William,
are spending a few days In Spartan
Mr. Pierce Hellams, of Dials town
ship, was a visitor ha the city Mon
Dr. and Mrs. Reese have returned
from Sumter and are now conducting
the Winona Hotel.
Mrs. C. B. Duvall leaves today for
Greenwood to visit Her dSaughtor,
Mrs. P. C. Pearce.
Mis Anna Owlngs of Gray Court is
visiting in the city as the guest at the
home of Mr. J. P. Tolbert.
Mesers. John Wells Todd and James
Todd have returned after a visit to
Washington and New York.
Miss Nora PInson and Mrs. Beat
rice Pinson of Waterloo were among
the visitors in Laurens last Friday.
Miss Carolino Elizabeth Vance of
Anderson has been the guest of
friends here for tho past few days.
Miss Nell Hellams of Greenville Is
spending a few days at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Childress.
Rev. W. R. Mlnter of Llncoluton
N. C, was a visitor in Laurens last
week, the guest of bis brother Mr. E.
Mr. Calhoun McGowan bas returned
to the city after attending the sessions
of the legislature and attending tho
inauguration of President Wilson.
Mrs. J. D. Harney is visiting her
sister In Spartanburg. While there
she will place her young nephew, un
der tho treatment of specialists.
Mr. C. E. Parker, Superintendent
of Construction at the new post ofllce,
has returned to the city after a weeks
visit to his home In Washington.
Mr. Roy Lttle returned home Sat
urday after spending the week in
Washington attending the inaugura
Mrs. J. Frank Phillips and two
daughters, Kathorino and Elizabeth,
of Grenwood, aro visiting Mrs. John
Hicks on Farley Avenue.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOT.
P. 11. Lavender, the Motion Picture
Man, Says that While He Is Away
Ho is Working for Laurens.
Mr. D. R. Lavender, the moving pic
ture "magnate" of Laurens. has just
returned from a trip to Gaffncy, York,
ville, Spartanburg and other points
looking out for himself and his pa
trons hero. While away, Mr. Laven
der scored several "hits". One of
them is for the benefit of his Laurens
patrons and the other is for the ben
efit of himself. WHiere he made a hit
for himself was in securing tho lease
over a motion picture house In York
ville, thus adding one more house to
The other hit or the one for his pa
trons here, Mr. Lavender considers a
big one. While in Greenville he clos
ed a contract for a reel of Wilson's
inauguration. This will be shown
hero tomorrow afternoon and night
The doors will be open at 2 o'clock
and from then until 11 o'clock, tho
show will continue. Three other
reels will also be shown. Mr. Laven
der wishes it stated that because of
the cloudy weather inauguration day,
the reels are not as clear as some
of them which he shows, but that
they are clear enough to be of great
interest to crowds Who have ?een
them In other cities.
For tonight, Mr. Lavender will give
a Patho scene "The Grotto Torture",
a sensational picturo of lifo in In
dia, showing elephants, leopards,
crocodies and other animals. This is
said to be the most realistic antnial
picturo over shown. This is a two
Elected New Teacher.
Mr, M. W. Gray, of the Eden com
munity, was in tho city Monday and
stated that Mrs. Emma Roper had ac
cepted the position of teacher at the
school in his district and had already
taken up her work. Mrs. Roper suc
ceeds M. T. Houston Babb, who re
signed several weeks ago becauso of
his health. The school is In a flour
Coburn'fl Minstrels Coming.
Manager D. R. Lavender has an
nounced that a contract bas been
closed with Coburn's minstrels for
tho evening of Wednesday, March 19.
Tho Coburn minstrels Is ono of tho
best organizations of its kind on tho
road and is composed of actors of
excoptlonal ability. They appear the
ovoning before in Greenville.
TOLLMAN FLAYS JOB HUNTERS.
He Compares Them to "Wild Asses
of Desert Athlrst and Hungry."
Washington March 11.?Senator
Tillman today evinced displeasure at
the persistency of hundreds of office
seekers who have bocked to tho cap
ital since the inauguration.
He condemns the scramble for jobs
with his characteristic vigor, and
says it reminds him of the Bible
text: "Wild asses of the desert and
athirBt and hnngry. They have
broken into the green corn."
Tho senator said the text contain
ed reference to asBes trampling down
the corn, but he would leave that
out. He added he had faith in W?
Bon as a "herdsman who would keep
the beasts from doing damage."
An event that is of great intoreBt
to the people of this city was that of
tho marriage of Miss Laura Jones and
Mr. Earl Caine which was solemnized
In Cowpens yesterday morning. The
wedding was a great surprise to the
families and friends of both the bride
and groom. The bride ia a young
lady of admirable qualities and is the
daughter of Dr. W. T. Jones of Ware
Shoals. Tho groom is a young Lau
rens boy of iwany fine characteristics
and has a host of friends who con
Surviving soldiers of Company "Q"
(Laurens Briars) 3rd S. C. Regt.;
Company ',E" 14th S. C. Regt, and
Company "E" 3rd S. C. Battalion will
meet in their annual reunion at
Barksdalo on Saturday, April 12th,
1913. Come out comrades, bring fam
ily and friends and , let's light onco
more the campfires. Don't forget that
we must have something to eat. Bring
Moves to New Home.
Mrs. T. F. Simpson, who has been
residing in the Episcopal parsonage
has moved to the residence formerly
used by Rev. W. E. Thayer. Mr. Law
son, the new Baptist minister, will
occupy the Gaiilngton homo on North
Inspection of Company D.
Adjutant General W. W. Moore has
announced the Itinerary of the an
nual Inspection tour of the national
guards of this state. Geh. Moore, ac
companied by an oilier of the U. S.
army, will arrive in Laurens on April
25th to inspect tho locnl company.
Inspections will be made in Held ser
vice uniforms, light marching order
without overcoats. The annual in
spection is always looked forward to
with interest by the people of tho
city as they feel considerable pride
because of the high record which the
Laurens boys make.
W. IL HILL DEAD.
Another One of Old Confederate Sol
diers Passes to his Reward.
Mr. W. R. Hill, a woll known citi
zen of the vicinity of Ware Shoals
and an old Confederate veteran, pass
ed away at his home Thursday. He
was burled at Bethlehem church Sat
urday, a large number of sorrowing
friends and relatives being present.
Rev. T. E. Miller, of Waterloo, con
ducted the services. He was 77 years
of age and is survived by his wife
and five children, viz., Mrs. M. B.
Chandler, Miss Alma Hll, J. W. B.
ready, but he has not made up his
Hill was a brave Confederate soldier,
having been a member of McBeth's
Artillery. His death is greatly re
gretted by a wide circle of friends.
MIL LAWSON RESIGNS.
Cnmden Minister, Who Is to Become
Pnstor of Baptist Church Here, Is
Reluctantly Given up.
A special dispatch from Camden, to
Tho State of Wednesday, had the fol
lowing to say of Rov. M. L. Lawson,
who s to become pastor of tho First
Baptist church of this place on or
about April 1st:
"At tho Sunday morning service of
tho Camden Baptist church, the Rev.
M. L. Lawson tendered his resigna
tion as pastor, in order to accept a
call from the Laurens Baptist church.
The resignation was accepted with re
gret and a commltteo was appointed
to present to Mr. Lawson suitable
resolutions. Mr. Lawson plans to
leave about the middle of April. He
carries tho best wishes of nil the cit
izens of Camden, who realize that It
will be hard to find a more capable
minister to carry on his work here."
Tho Garlington cottage, on North
Harper street, has been secured for
Mr. Lawson and It is now undergo
ing repairs. Tho roof Is being pre
pared and the interior Is being ren
ovated and prepared for him.
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Three Hundred Tons of Dynamite Ex
plode Instantly Killing from Forty
to Fifty Men.
Baltimore, Maaren 7. Three hun
dred tons of dynamite being loaded
in tbe British trnmp steamor Alum
Cblne, in the lower harbor off Fort
Carroll, exploded about 10:30 o'clock
this morning, instantly killing from
40 to 50 men, wounding and maim
ing three score moro, some of whom
may die, and dealing destruction to
$500,000 worth of property.
Tho Alum Chine and a loading
scow along side her woro annihilated.
The tug Atlantic, which twice wont
to the rescue of tho Imperiled sea
men, was set on firo and later sank.
Tbe Unl\ed States collier Jason, JuBt
completed and ready for trial, was
raked to her deck and her armor
was riddled. Buildings in Baltimore
and towns many miles away were
rocked by the force of the terrific ex
The Cause Unknown.
The cause of the disaster is un
known tonight but federal authorities
have instituted a thorough investiga
tion to place the blame. Excited sur
vivors told conflicting stories, some
insisted that a negro stevedoro caused
the explosion by jamming a spike In
to a case of dynamite. This Is de
nied by oye-witnesses, who declare
that smoke was eeen pouring from
the Alum Chine's hold several min
utes oorfore the explosion occured.
At a late hour tonight the bodies of
20 dead had been brought to morgues
I In this city and 60 injured were in
the hospitals. Estimates of tho dead
included 30 stevedores and checkers
of tho Joseph R. Foard company, em
ployed in transferring dynamite from
a barge to tho Alum Chine, which was
bound for Panama, eight members of
the crow of the Alum Chine, six men
on the collier Jason and the captain
and several members of the crew of
the tug Atlantic. Many bodios, it is
believed, never will be recovered
from the ley waters.
Fifteen Fatally Hurt,
Of tho injured a score are fright
fully maimed. At least 15 are oxpect
ed to die.
Tonight nine of the dead had been
identified as follows:
Capt. William E. Vandyke, Baltk.
more of tho tug Atlantic; Robert W.
DIggs, first mate, tug Atlantic, Balti
more; Edward Watters, chief officer
of the Alum Chine; Joseph P. Len
non, Baltimore, Atlantic crew; John:
Mackerel, Frank Doyle, Edward Can-'
sell, Andred Garretts, John T. Hood,
stevedores, all of Baltimore.
Seamen In small craft and Capt.
Vandyke saw smoke coming from the
dynamite laden Alum Chine a few
minutes before the explosion. The
launch Jerome was alongside the ship
and rescued many members of the
crew and rushed them to safety. The
witnesses say that when the explosion
came the steamer Jumped from the
water as if a torpedo had struck her
and then fell to fragments In which
were mingled tho torn bodies of the
A Deadly Echo.
The transportaton company's scow
had been moored to tho bg steamer
and the concusson from tho ship's
hold blew up tho tonB of dynamite
still aboard the tho barge in an echo
ing explosion that increased tho car
nage and destruction Several small
craft in the harbor aro believed to
have been blown to pieces.
The tug Atlantic, which had twice
rushed to the rescuo before the crash,
was racing away when It was caught
In the rain of charred wood, hot
steel and unexploded boxes of dyna
mite that fell In a shower for quar
ter of a mllo around, killing some of
tho crew outright and setting fire to
Coming up tho river at the time
was the tug Drlttonla and she rushed
to the aid of the Atlantic, picking up
many of tho wounded who had leaped
nto the water. So mo of thorn are
sad to have pershod before tho Ilrlt
tanla could get to them.
lllrd Law Again.
Last week The Advertiser stated
that tho time for killing partrl igos
In this county expired March 1st. This
Statement was based on information
that waa apparently authentic, but
later an attornoy of tho city, who is
also interested In huntng, gavo the in
formation that March 15th Is tho last
day on which birds can bo hunted.
Thoreforo, Saturday will bo the last
day on which birds can bo hunted
In this county
I You are cordially invited to my;;
I Spring Millinery Opening
;; March 20th and 21st
;; I have a complete line of up-to-i:
j| date Hats for everybody from \\
j: baby up to grandmother. The::
finest line ever shown in Cross:;
Miss Lyda Rudd
:: Cross Hill, S. C. ;>
At the New Chiffoniers and Dressers we have here now; the more we admire
them, and the more we fee! that we bought just exactly the right lines this year.
Especially are we proud of our real /Ylohogany Bed-Room Furniture. We are also
showing a great line of Circassian Walnut, Birds'-Eye Maple, Oak and other
woods, so no matter what your choice may be, there is not in our minds any
question of a doubt but that we can more than please you. Surely you will come
and look at this beautiful furniture, priced more reasonable than you can find
anywhere else in the state.
Our Dressers are the latest in Style and Finish. Made of Finest
Material and Best Workmanship.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Company
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA