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VLM XILARN, Ot CAROUNA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1915. NM~~
SINT TO BOTTOM
Allen Liner Victim of Tor
pedo or Mine
LOSE THEIR LIVES
London Interest 1s Centered on Atti
tude which this Government mill
Take. Fult Particulars not yet
Available. Said that Ship carried
Gun on Deck.
***S * * * ** ** * * *
* HIESPEIIIAN SUNK. *
* Londol, Sept. .-'le Allan1 *
* line steamer JHesperian saik at *
* : 4 tis moruing i ithin a few *
* illes of Qucenstown after being *
* badly damaged by a torpedo or *
* mine thirty-four hours previous. *
* The captain and crew of twen- *
* ty-ilve that remaliued aboard *
* made a brave tlgth to save the *
* craft, but the ship gradumi'ly *
* sank by head and at daylight *
* with decks awash and sank soon *
* after. The captain and crew *
* were taken off by boats that had *
* been. accompanyhing the vessel *
* to land. *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
London, Sept. 5.-The Allan line
steamer Hesperian, with 350 passen
gers and a crew of :,00 aboard, bound
from Liverpool for Montreal, was at
tacked, it Is believed without warn
Ing, by a Gerntan submarine off the
irsih coast just as darkness was fall
ing Saturday evening. Although the
explosive found its mark, the vessel
remained afloat and, according to a,
statement issued by the company to
niglit, every soul aboard was saved.
No submarine was scen and prob
ably it was too dark to observe the
wake of a torpedo, but passengers and
members of the crew who arrived at
Queenstown on rescue steamers today
agree that the attack was made by a
German un(ersea boat, basing their
opinion on the force of the shock and
the great volume of water thrown in
to the air.
The force of the explosion was tre
mendous. Of the passengers landed
at Queenstown about 20 were injured.
There were no Amerlean passengers
aboard, so far as the American con
sul could learn tonight, but two mem
bers of the crew were Americans and
both were saved. About 50 Canadian
soldiers, wounded in Flanders, were
going home to recuperate. Most of
the other passengers were Canadlens
returning from a visit to Eingland or
Ejnglish people on their way to Can
ada to settle.
Struck Engine Room.
The torpedo struck the HeCsperian
in the forwa rd engine roomii and the
shipi immtil(diately began to settle b~y
the head. Capt. Main orderedh the 1pas
sengors and( crews into the boats, but
withI his otlicers remained on the
bridge, although at that time lhe must
have felt suire that his shiip would go
Tihe disciline wvas perfect, but one
boat capsized and those in her were
thrown to the water. All were picked
upi, and( wIth other passengers and~
the ecew were transformed to rescue
sta smers vhlch arrived In answer' to
Passengers handed at Queenstown
asserted that the attack was without
warning. The United States embassy
here received no conflrmation on this
The Hesperian, a vessel of 10,920
tons gross, was outward bound frm
Liverpool for Montreal. Many passeni
gers were wounded Canadian soldiiers
on their wiay home from the front.
I~arly reports from Queenstown
were that there were 50 -passengers in
the first cabin, 150 in the second and(
250 in the third, but it later was an,
nounfcedl at the Allan line offices in
Liverpool that the passengers num
bored only about 350. There were
approximately 300 in the crew,
.Just as Day Jied.
The attack came just as darkness
fell. Passengers who have reaohed
Queenstown express tihe belief that
she had hedn chased for some distance
by a submarine, which fired as soon
as it was within range. The attack
came so suddenly, L w'ae ata that
STEVE T. TAYLOR DEAD.
Ied Saturday Afternon and was
Buried in Laurens Cemetery Sunday
Steve T. Taylor, for many years a
resident of this city, died at his home
oit Laurel street Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock after a lone illness. llts
death had been expected for some
time, so while Ile annouineeient of
by his many friends it did not conie
by him many friends it (i(1 not conic
as a surprise. The funeral services
were held Sunday afternoon in the
Laurens cemetery, being conducted by
his pastor, Rev. J. R. T. Major, of the
First Alethodist church. A large num
ber of sorrowing friends and relatives
were present and floral t ributes were
numerous and beautiful.
Mr. Taylor was horn near Cross
Anchor, but spent the laiger poition
of his life iII Laurens, where lie was
elgaged as a cont ractor and builder.
lie was fifty years of age at the time
of his death and Is survived by his
wife who was aMiss Sexton, and two
cons, Roy and Randolph Taylor, the
intter being but a hahy. %lr. Tayl r
was a member of the Methlodkt church
and was an honest, upright citizen. Ilis
numerous friends feel a deep loss in
At. Lisbon Chureh.
The regular services will be held at
Lisbon church next Sunday morning.
at 11 o'cloak, conducted by the pastor,
Rev. J. L. Min. The congregation is
requested to' bear this in mind.
Mrs. Walt4r G. Henderson.
\Irs. Walter G. Henderson, of
Youngs township, (ied at her home
Monday night and was buried yester
day at Durban Creek church. She
leaves her husband and three small
children to mourn her loss, besides
several brothers and sisters. Before
her inarriage she was a Miss Grumbles,
daughter of Mr. W. W. Gruibles, of
this county. She was a conscientious
Christian woman and beloved by all
who knew her.
great alarm was felt aboard the
The torpedo struck forward of file
enigile room, tearIng away the for
ward pait of the ship, so that water
r1uiled into the forward coml) partment.
rile wlireless operator lustantly sent
(ut a call for aid, while Capt. Main
ordered the boats over the side.
Three are said to have beenI upset in
launching and 20 Perions'i injurCd
have been landed at Quecnstown.. So
far as known all those thrown in the
water were saved.
A fleet of rescue steaileris soon"
reaelied the scene and all the piers-ois
in the small bats were falkena ahoa rd.
When it was seen that the liesperam
was likely to remain afloat for se
ti Rme, Caplt. Maulin insi ted on returnli
ing to thle ship to await the arrival
of adminiralIty tugs, which lie hoped
couild taike her to Queenstown. Tweni
ty of his mcin went back with him.
The Allen line, owner of the lies
peian, has been opierated for' about
three years by the Canadian-Pacific
railw~ays, ships of the lhne running he
t ween Great Britain and Canadian.
The Hlespei'ian, a twin screw steam
er, wvas built at Glasgowv in 1908i. She
was 485 feet long with a beam of (10
feet and a dept of hoild of S0 feet.
Lodkhion Not EX('ted.
London learnedl of thle torpedhoiing
of the Hoisperian thlroiigh a Sunday
newspiiaper, which issued an extra late
today covering meagre details. As the
paper priinted an Allain line stIatemnent
saying passengers and crew hiad been
savedI the news aroused no excite
ment comparable to that caused by
the torpedoing of the Lusitan ia and
It was noticeable that wvherever
groups assembled to discuss the mat
ter' principal interest among them
centred in the probable' effect the
torpedoing would have on the nego
tiations between the United States and
Germany concerning Germany's sub
A reqluest at the Allan line offices
for the names of the passengers on
the Hhesperian met with refusal to
give them. It was stated that then
company's officials haud dei'A ti is
sue no list now,
SIGN BOARDS 0RNADIENT
ROAD TO CLINTON
Mr. E. II. W1lilkes has Placted Laarge
Shrnl Boards itt 1mnpolrtalnt Pliees
1 laVing had his attention directed to
the fact that many tou rist have somie
difliculty in selecting (lhe best road
from Clinton to Laurens, Mr. 1. 11.
Will:c.; took upon hu-i1..mi the respu!n1
sibility of providing the road withl
suitable signs. Me had large signs
painted at his own expense and had
them securely put In place last week,
so that now travelers may go along
this route and feel sure that they will
not lose the way. The first sign erect
ed was at the 11old Simpson place sev
cral miles this side of Clinton, where
tle old road between Clinton and
Laurens ajid 'lie present road fork.
The next sign was placed Just on the
outskirts of Laurens on tile top of
the hill this side of Mr. Ross Blake
ley's where one road goes through to
the I"Itirens Ull and the other turns
to the left to intersect East Main
street .between the Gaiington and
Fuller homes. The third sign was
placed at this latter Intersect ion.
With these three signs placed, a trav
eler would have no reason to follow
any but the best road between the two
cities. It -will be left now for some
wideawake Clinton citizen to place
signs between that city and the county
line, Newberry being left to look af
ter her own roads.
in this connection, it (ops not sceei
out of place to suggest that farmers
along this route look after tle roads
in front of their homes and keep them
in good shape. Though it is easily ex
plaiiable why there are so many lit
tle ruts and rough places in front of
houses along the roadside, yet the fact
that there is an explanation ought not.
to deter owners from trying to (10
away with the'm. As this road to
Clinton is traveled more than any
other in the county perhaps, it has
been suggested that the residents
along this road take upon themselves
the duty of filling in the ruts and
smoothing the rough places in front
of their homes. This has been done
by several residents along the road
a lready but a concerted movement is
very much to be desired. Inl somie
cases, the bad effect of rain water
diraining from the yards woild* be done
away with if diltches were dug along
the side of the road so that the water
would not have to flow across tle road
in seeking an outlet.
Opens liilliard Pilor.
The Ideal 1illiard Parlor Is tle
name of a new amusement place which
has opened up in tle T'raynhain buii d
Ing on the north side of the public
sqia re. MIr. Sam Rosenberg, of
Greenwood, is the proprietor an11d Mr.
Ilal Moorman the manager. It is ui
derstood that the Ideal wil be Conl
) oted on a hig hi liless plante, free
from tlie objectionable moral features
50 oiften associatedl with 1(ool rooms.
No bl1'is wyill be usedi and passershy
may at all times see what. is going on
nsi de No drnking, gambi Ilng or row
dyismi oif aniy kinid will lbe allowved.
Chlristilanm Einaor' Meeting.
Thle Christ Ian Endeavor society wvillI
mneet at the Presbyterian church Sitn
day nIght at 7:]15 o'clock. Mr. E. II.
Wilkes will be the ieadeir in the ser'
v'ice. Theli sublject "I low wve ('an pro
mote temiperance reform" has been se
iected because Of tihe current Interest
in iirolihibii. The- public Is invited
(Call for lloxes.
Deputy Clerk of Court W. S. Power'
ask~ed yeiterday fliat the mianagers for
Tu~esday''s (,lect iona be, remiiindedl to call
for tho ele'v't bn boxes. tspeelal atten
tion is cia:led to tnil beca use thle mani
ager's will lie -paid for thelir servIces in
fulil for' this eleetion.,
Meeting of t(, of P.
Laurecns Lodge, K. of P., will meet
Monday ilghit in the lodlge hall at 8
o'clock. The official visit of grand
lodlge officials will lie madle, so It is
rettuestedl th'at the lodge nmembeis
make a point of attendling. There
will also be degree wvork.
Con federate MfedaI Found14.
A Confed!'rate vetecrans medal bear'
ing th'e name 0. M. Fleming, Co
'0th 2. C. Volunteer Infatr'y, "ven
found last week h,'. Miss* 'hlIa Irhv.
'I ' owner' cnn have lby calling r.t *
DII. II. S. UC.AS DEID.
Passed A way at. iHome of Son In Wal
WNalhlalla, SePt. 5.--Dr. 13. S. ILucas
(i(d hero this Imtorning abotit, S o'clock
at the homne of his Soil, Mr. 1I It.
IM-uNU. lie was it his 82d year. Dr.
'lieas was a native of Ke'slaw coull
ty. At, the outbreak of the War le
f. n' fllu Statei Ie volviilfeorvid f'".
service i the Con federa te army, serv
Ing contintiously IIt1il disalbIle( by tihe
l(os of anl arm. Ile is survived by
fotit chidrei, one son and two daugh
Iers, who reside In Coluinhia. 1ly rea
son of advanced years atdi Inpaired
health, Dr. Iucas was forced to rellin
(ill si the active practice of his pro
fession some ten years ago and had
sp;ent much of hIs t1ine in recent years
in Walhalla. 'Hie body was taken this
aftern oon to IHartsville, anl will be
hIrled near th'ere in the family ceme
tory, whe'.. rest 1bhe bodies of, emPmbet
of the lucas fatnily for several gener
Miss Maitle Tr. iiass leai.
Miss Mattie 'I'. lass, daughter of the
late G. A'. and Isabella lass. died Siun
(ay morning in Aiken comity at ihe
home of her sistel, lMs. .1. W. Ilarvely
where she has made her home for
many years. The parents were life
long citizens of Laurens county where
cll the family have many friends and
relatives. She leaves to mourn her
loss the following brothers: Nir. M. A.
Bass and Rev. S. R. Bass of Greenville,
S. C., Mr. ''. 1. Hass of Columbia. S.
C.. and Mrs. .1. W. iIarvely of Langley.
S. C., besiles one half-sister, M1rs. M.
F.. Wilson of Creer, S. C., and a half
brother. Mr. .1 N. Bass of Newberry.
Iev. .1. A. IBrock conducted the burial
s-Ovices at. Warrior Creek on Molday
afternoon. The sorrowing relatives
have the sympathy of a host of friends.
Meeting of l ariers.
'I'ho Advertiser has been requested
to announce that a meeting of farmers
and business m11en1 Vill lie hld in tle
court house Friday morning at 11
o'clock to discuss qluestions of import
aiice at this Ut. It is hoped that a
large number of them will be pre,?
County Fair Meeting.
A meeting of all those who are in
erested it the anual county fair has
been called by Mr. W. 1). Byrd, presi
dent of tile fair association, for iPri
day afternooin at I o'clock in the
court house. The business men of
the tovn are espeeially urged to at
tenld. Malany things of 111111oranice in
coinect ion witi tle holding of the
faIr are to be disclissed. 'Ile eetiming
will lie a very important one and a
full attenda nec Is earnestly re tiestI ed.
.Mr. S. .1.('raig. Who for a numbtihier
of years ha -; ba.nI Ih cashier of thi
Pal1ito Ialik. tindireil his iesignta
til to lie boar d of directors last
Saturdayv. Alr. ('iaig has not beien in
Lh' ver'y last of hlthII reenlt ly and
tot that. reasoni was forced to give up
his work. .\r. IBillih Terry, whlo has
beent I ookkeepier at thle bank has been
Cectedi to su (ciee Ir . K'rai1g. Mr.
TIe ry's siuc'es;sor has not yet beeni
Tlwo fiftyv saw 'din 01utfit will lie lo
(ated( itear lloyds mill, olieratedl by
Messrs Woods anid Pit ts. TIhey are
r::hling to lie ready for business ini
teni or fiiteln dlays.
* fWTIls I .0LTS 11E.1 *
*Ini order thatt no iote may bie*
l inced it the iironlg bo~x niext *
* 'T'lesdayh~ heraniise oif enre'lesst *
* rendinug of the hallot, Th''le . d. *
* vert iser is prinotinir the14 wordinug *
* of the ballots, soi thatt the vot- *
*ers mnay fait iliairizie thlemlselves *
* w~Ih them before gointg to the A
* poi'ds9. It Is said tihat there has *
* alireatdy beeni someC conifui~on 01- '
* er* the ballots. *
* Th'le ballots to lie Toted 1)) *
* those initi faotr ouf prohibut Ion *
*readi thus:i ".igaist the mianu- *
* facture andi sale of alcoholic 11- *
* fluiirs and beverages hn South
* Carollia." *
* Th baillots to lie votetd by *
* those who oppose statewIdle pro. *
* hititon readi thus : "For the *
* imatnufacture -andl sale of alc- *
* hmoic liktnors and beverages In *
* N4omth Carohlin."
(TO (AIIlIlitl SOON
Large Cilthering of ('hurch Workersi
EXpected . Asseible lin Laurens.
Columbia. Sept. 5. --A special train
will carry thte ('hristiall nI En(teavor's o f
Columbia and Ihe lower half of fie
Statev over the C., N. & It'railroad to
Colve'ntilonl that. is to be bel there
Novcmbier 5-7. The 'I~deavors are
planning a really great gathering and
they are deterinedll to have several
huIindired delegates in altenda nce. le
filuest has been made or ihe railroais
rot sieciali rates to Fauirens fr'om all
points in tie State, but this malter has
not been decided as yet.
1Te EndR(leavo's inl Coliibia plai
to send 100 miembiier's of their :ocieties
to tile LaItur'('ns convenitiol. There
a're five young people!s societies of
Christian Endeavor here, and four
jiinior societies and one Int ermediate
i-ociety. A good imanty of the jiuiiotrs
will go to the coiventiot for the
". itlnior rally" on Salturday Noveilbe r
';. Tle leade's of these societies plant
to take the littl rolks. Tie live
young peoples socIetIes of Clir 'istian
Ettileavor in this city1 have a total
membership of about 1MO. The lead
VI n these societies are desirous of
hiavinig at least 100 of the Endeavors
of the city to attend thle convention
besides lie .u niors who will go for
the one day of their' rally. A cam
paign will he waged among ithe local
soietIles in Octlober. to arouise iter'
-i In tile ('oiventioni, and to secutre
naies of delegates.
Resides the 100 from Columbia.
there will be a larze dlegation frot
Charlesto(,. a hiar'ge gathering from
SPuiter. others frot Mannitg, Dillon,
1)arlingtotn, Florence. Alcollu. Nings
I ee, 1n1 11 oth'er parts of Ile "low
ointr'y,'" al of whotm will come to
Columbia atid go with the Colluia
Special." The C., N. & L. railway
11 agt'eed to operate speial eqIIII
Imelit for the Endeavors, lt t 11h
will he on tite regtlar train sc'hediule
rot' fithe day, unless as many as 150
go from here. If tie delegation that
Ieaves Columbia for Laurens i. as
la'ge as 150, file roa(l will opet'ate
tihe sPecialI t'ain at any hourl of 1.11
day to stilt thle Endeavors. The En
deavors th ler'efot'e ar'e work ing for a
large delegation of yoiung Ieole frm
ill city and other points in the lower
half of the State. Large delegat ions,
also will go from Rock Hill. 'nion.
spartanlhur, (ireenville, Liherty, New
htrry, ('h1io. Y41orlville and other
poitl ll intiuer part of the State.
'lans fr the chiristian Endtieavor
OnVentionwr 'illiplelid at a meet,
ii_- of th" slate execIltive cotmmittee
helld in this (ivtY the haller part or Au
i t . .\nt att Iraetiv I r g a \.' P11 1Il Will
fieold secretary of the Christian Eln
de~aver, one of the best known reliu
ib'avis., and Rev. (.l K. Fnlav, of
Columbe ia, and othet' leaiding spieakers
or Itle SItite will featurie the' lirog:ini
ofi Ithe coniviiintion. ''The '1'cvenion
w'ill lie th'e goests or the First Pi'es
hyl i'iani churichl oi ~aitrtens.
A good tiano tih'l'le Endiea vol so
I ldlees hav lannteid to atten'id the
city :e.' a delegration bieing their goal.
The (. Citumbia cocIeties will have this
as theirit aim, and also tihe Newherryr
encilef v. Thlme (liintont soc let y itas ant
noutncd thatI they wvili afI tend ini a
1d'il, if they have to wa':lk the nine
milies to Lauiirein:.
Fior i'h-.ce wceks pio to' th le cotiven
(10 the f.Ild work itn this State. 1ie
will eover' in sevente''n days. abiout
be'liig ariranaged and will be ann toun ced
T lhte fact t hat thbe Edeavor'ers wi'll
have a 5!eio'al t raIn to conve' t hem
to Laurmiens from thie low'et' pat or the
StateI will addl to the ('nthiusiasml and4
at tracit nmany younw Iteople 1o thec
convention. rThe Sotuth Car'olina
Chit 'st Ian Enideav'or unIon Is nota
yeatr old yet, buit they plan to makc
theIr second conventIon the best sec
ond conventlon ever held bly any utn
I Elduc(ationerd Sermon.
Rev. J1. R. T. Miajor, rollowlig the(
Sl.ggest Ion tiadhe bty the cotunty diepat
tmenit of educitatlonl, preached a most
instrtutivle an(1d hlifitl edc~lational
I4 T[W A'NIR
Large Enrollments ai Af
ADDED TO CORS:
I'ar's Work fit Central Sclioo! tegna
wIth A pproptriate Exrelse; I nay
Morning. Monditied aiiayFmr
to bt- Inciled iII Course.
The ImLaurens City ,;ch Iool ,I s m
-\ondlay mlorning with :n1 nr1.
of' 577 whif.e ehildien, I- I of ti .
iln in the (enitral school al C1in
the aur1e1n lnrg school. At (1
tral school a1 largo number1wi o0r
and iltlested friedils weln t:
to witlness the opening exel r .
devotional sorrice Was lead I c v.
.1. It. T. Mlajor, aftier which
ate and inspiring talks wer'e .I by
Alessrs. W. L. Gray, C. IL i ,
.Iaiii es 11. Sullivan and Dr. I t1.
Teague. Before the vlhild -n of r.
leir places In the asselbly hal pt18[ .
f'arkinson ImIde some Iaill , .-, onents
it) regard to fihe plans for til mming
ycar. Amiong the things con1*,n .V't id
for the n3ew year are a modif 'i i..
tary feattire, a ommercial -i,
the addition of anofther gr:- -. and
miedical inspection or tile pui A
ftllie( expllllnlto of h1111s thill -- any
ITv founid Ilin l an dvvrisement11li T,-an
olier page of this paper. to ;".4
the otte tllioll of allI school a1 1 1 I'tl V ar
pIt aet tarly directed.
Yesterday m1orn1ing Revv. C. 1::.
kin (n(I llit'd devo lonoal sm vi, . 11 1
Dr. J. 11. Teague delivered 1 .
of a series of short lectures . , a aro
to be deliveied by physician -m y.
giene iand health toplis. Dr. Y xr-)
!loke onl "The llefla ion b- w. n
School 1,1un1ces and SClhool I.i e " 1(o
aivised thal only Ithe smtaller . i.Jrmn
bring hlnches and that evenl ih.
bring very light one's, slgge(stinl. It
things as : apple, aln orang or a
buttered saidwich. Ile sa1id t ha' they
shohl ci at one recess ad 1t ii
shouI1l(I I)(' le 5o0 nd11 one. 1)1. T1 . 2 s
talk was given Very close atllmier
both by thle puilsIA and tl O: s
The Tenching Corjs.
The following alre 1.114 h. a'1 of
ff1th whit school:
Firt Gade-ilr'S. 11. I,. .10ora
Second (1rIde-Miss Flr01id(14 I
Th'lird Gratde--.\lIss; 1-:a Ho~l
Pourlth Gr-de--.\iss .\ary I !I Cb.
Fifth Grade-Miss Kittie IM ,
Fifth and sixth Grades-. Mi
Sixthl Crade--.\Nibs Corinne
Seveih (ride oys--.\r. H
E'Venlth Grade (lils . -
lii school Teacie13e
i n1sIl --l.\ ss I H I l ln ibb
Second Grad le-M tiss; Irenel
Watt~fS .1Illls Sct(hlooi
side thle city limits, also (: .. .. If2
tile year's wVork MIonday 311 in. \'ith
Is supelrintendentit of this el a'i
he' 1s ass isted by M\rs. Gr .'!t andi
Mi sss I-nela and( Annieo sipson.
Miss C'ornwell hlas chargc C.1 kiln
IlThe (oloredl Scloli.
Sup lt. Thos01-. Saner 11(01 .1 I Itho
year 's wIork- atlso at th11 sehll r col-.
IOed chIldren'O Monday mor.1 Over
two hundred'C~ were enrolled. 1b5i ex
tuectinug a sucessful sessIon.
Raiing Blooded IJg.
As anl idifeat ion of the0 hio , : (d in
Iees ('01in diversitled farin l' . ichl 1i
belig shlOWn ini this countiy. .'i 1. E.
Todd(, of IBarksd5ale Staftion . ieo'wted
cons!dlerable1 at tent Iion to hmb .lado
hogs this year and has 1)een shipping
registered1 pigs even onfsts ito theO
.state. Ver'y recently he hats stipped
regtsteredt Fferkgshir p0figs to0 Gesorlgia
and Alabama andl Is preparinlg to go)
into thle busliness more extenisively,
Mr. Todd believes also In adverf~ising,
usIng the want add columns of the 10
f-al paper1s as wvell ~ .asie farmn journ