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TL ITILI ULrtill Iii
Collision of Passengers on
C. & W. C.
MANY WERE INJURED
Disaster Said to tie Due to Non-Deliv
ery of Orders to No. It- Engines
and Baggage Cars Demolished.
Augusta, c.a.. Oct. 16.?Owing to
the operator at McCorihlch, S. C,
railing to deliver "meet order" for
train No. S. leaving Anderson. S. C,
tor Augusta, at 3:60 p. m., passenger
train No. 3, leaving Augusta at 4:45
o'clock this afternoon for Greenwood,
S. C, collided with the Anderson train
at f>.4."> o'clock, at the 40 1-2 mile
iost. two and a half miles this side of
McCormlck, S. C. The trains were
running at top speed and came to
gether in a head-on collision. As a
result of the collision, live trainmen
? re killed and seven trainmen in
jured and 10 passengers injured.
Both engines were completely
wrecked, the two baggage cars were
telescoped and the next two cars, on
both trains were badly damaged
The list of dead is as follows:
Arizona Rivers of Augusta, < l.^'i
neer of train No. 8.
W. P. Acker Of Anderson, mail
clerk of train No. 8.
Jim Sprowles, colored, of Augusta,
fireman of No. S.
.lames Ware, colored, of Augusta,
fireman of train No.
Heard Searles, colored, of Augusta,
)?orter o ft rain No. 3.
The injured nie: R: L: Hartley.
ESlberton, Ga., leg and ankle broken;
A. C. .McNeal. baggage master on
train No. 3, Augusta, mashed in chest
and shoulder, condition serious, P. S.
Hughes, Augusta, engineer of train
No. 8, fatally Injured; J. G. Stillwell.
Augusta, road master or the Augusta
Anderson division; Joseph Herndon.
conductor of train No. 8, body
mashed; H. K. Burns, Augusta, bag
gage master of train No. 8, slightly
hurt, and the following passengers
were injured: W. P. Smith. Harts
ville, leg broken; W. E. Cutlif. Albany.
Oa., slightly bruised; h. N. Sego of
Greenwood, chest and hip injured; R.
D. Seigler of McCormlck, leg slightly
Injdred; Miss Alma Williams of
Greenwood, body bruised; Lorenzo
Rivera of Augusta, son of Engineer
Rivers, slightly bun; Jennie Payne of
Greenwood, seriously injured: Ross
Dawson, dend-head fireman, internal
i.juries; Peter Lynch, head scalded
, rid )eg bruised.
Taken to Greenwood.
AH of the injured passengers were
(tri their way to Greenwood and were
sent to that city In a physician's
charge. A relief train was made up
at Augusta on receipt of the news
if the wreck and this train is expected
to arrive in Augusta ;jt ii o'clock.
Shortly after the wreck. Dispatcher
Browden at McCormlck telegraphed
the local officers of the Charleston &
Western Carolina railroad and stated
?!.:.t he was busy selling tickets and
?hut be forgot to show the signal to
b(6f) train No. 3, for Augusta for oi I
ers. Train No. :t registered ;.: Me.
ortnlck, and left at ont o for Aug istft
Curried the News,
Conductor l\ U Foster, wi o was
on train No. 3 escaped injury and
walked the two and a half :;ii!< a to
McCormlck with the news of the
wreck, There Cnpt, Foster secured
nil engine and ran back to the scene
of the wreuk and took the conch from
the Augusta-bound train back to Me
The .voting son of Engineer Rivers
was on the train with Iiis father, go
ing to Anderson, am. was slightly in
Two boys, whose names have not
yet been learned, are said to have
been hurt. One is known to have
bad his arm broken, and the other
CUT IIABB GETS COMMISSION.
Will Go to Columbia First of November
t?? tsstirae Office.
Cnpt. Oscar W. Babb, who was ft -
?ontly appointed adjutant to the ad
jutant general of the State, rect Ived
his commission Thursday from Qov< r
nor Ansel. This appointment is for
the unexpired term of Col. Brock, re
signed, effective. November 1. At that
time Col. Babb will go to Columbia
and assume the duties of his new office.
LOCAL TEAM WINS
A (?real Game Last r'rldnj In Which
Locals Won by a Score
Of 1" to 5.
A spectacular run of 110 yards by
Todd. the Laurens fullback, through
a clear held for a touch down ended
the pigskin tussle last Friday between
the Greenwood High school team and
the local High school eleven. The
local squad won by the score of 17 to
5. Though it w;-.s the flrst game of
the season and played under a good
old summer-time sun. it was fast and
snappy throughout. Both teams were
in good form and though the score
showed that the Laurens boys deliv
ered better goods, it was by no means
a walkatyay performance.
Leinens made her first touchdown
in quarter No. I. During this quarter
it looked as If the home team would
win in a smile, a series of strong
line bucks by the local bnckfleld, Todd,
Little and Holt, pushed tho pigskin to
Greenwood's two yard line, when Todd.
with the ball securely snugged away,
pushed over the whitewash for the
flrsl score of the battle. The triumph
ant howl that splurged up from the
Lanrens rooters caused wireless ma
chines all over the world to go wrong.
This expanded into a real rebel yell
v I en Todd Kicked goal. Score at end
of ilrst quarter, Lanrens ti. Greenwood
In the second act. 1 tosen burg was
pul in at quarter for the visitors.
There was nothing doing along scor
ing line in this section of the game
but taken altogether, tho Greenwood
boys showed that football was a part
of their regular business. They
made some handsome endrun gains
and when the quarter ended the Lan
rens boys could feel trouble ahead.
In the third quarter a few good j
gains through the centre, well mixed
with brilliant end runs by Baker, An
drews and Bolton, for Greenwood put
the hog-hide on Laurens' 10-yard line
from which point Bolton. the visitor's
fast half-back, smuggled it across for
a touch-down. Silence reigned on the
rooter's stand. Andrews failed to kick
goal. A drizzling noise of gladness
came from the rooter's stand. Score j
at end of third quarter, Laurens 6, I
in the last quarter. Laurens buckled
up and after a few minutes play some !
good ground gaining by Todd and Lit- ?
tie put the ball within 20 yards of thel
danger line. A neatly handled play
put the hall in the arms of Little, who!
scudded around the end for a twenty
yard dash to the poles, for a touch
down. Todd failed to kick goal. Right
here came one of the most spectacular
plays in pigskin history. Greenwood,
by some excellent work had carried
i the ball to within ten yards of the
goal. With but i"> seconds m play,
a trick performance seemed the only
chance for the visitors. The forward
pass was tried. Andrews made a good
throw but Todd outmaneuvered him.
A leap in the air, a caught ball, a clear
field and a good runner tell the tale.
Win i: within live yards of the goal he
eased up a bit. and Harksdale. the
Greenwood center downed him. It was
.. flying tackle though and Greenwood
v..-- penalized enough to place the
hall behind the goal. This made the
third touch-down for Laurens and end*
? : the gl me with (he score IT to ?"> in
:? of tho localities.
Kor GroeriWood Tumor, Reynold
Blake.. Rosonburg, and Bolton did the
though i'll showed good
Foij Laurens Linie. Todd. Bolt
1 nnd Mosoloy, showed up tho
best, Cl'lSp saved the day several
times by his line tackling.
Line-up ns follows:
(Jr< en wood . Laurens
Turner L. 13. Copoland
Reynolds L. T, Sullivan
Alexander L. (!. Barnotl
Darksdale C. Blakely
Rush R. G. Kennedy
Murphy R. T. Dunlap
Blake H. K. Mosehy
Baker R, n Bolt
Bolton L. H. Little
Andrews V. V. B. Todd
Andrews, P. Q, ' Crisp
Laurens Ladies at Hospitals,
Mrs. Thos. F. Rny is under special
treatment at the Columbia hospital,
and Miss Llla Mao Dial, daughter of
Dr. W. H. Dial has boon talon to a
hospital in Philadelphia to be. placed
in charge of specialists. The families
and friends of both hope to sect them
back home soon, fully restored to
CEMETERY COXTRVCT LET.
Rock Wall Win be Constructed by W.
The work of enclosing and beauti
fying the Laurens cemetery, so active
ly undertaken by the ladies of the'
Civic league is going steadily on.
For some days past a force of men'
has been engaged in digging postholes
for the from fence. .Monday morning
Colonel .John M, Hudgens made a care
ful survey of the northern and eastern
boundary lines: and the digging of
postholes along these lines will be
rapidly proceeded with. The material j
for the fences has nor all arrived;
but it is expected In a lew days, and
the necessary digging is being rushed
in ?rd< r that these may not be the
least delay. Meanwhile an order has
been given to W. S. Monteijth, of Cold
Point. South Carolina, for construct
ing a stone '.vail ;'loa;^ tite entire em
bankment c:i the street front. Work ,
on this wall was begun Tuesday: and'
the contract requires completion with
in sixty days, though it is expected
that, with favorable weather condi
tions, i: ought to iie finished in con
siderably leys time.
Every one concerned is working
witli a will; the Committee already
sees sure HUCces.S ahead.
At tin meeting of the Civic League
Monday afternoon, partial reports
were received of the subscriptions
made toward defiaylng lite necessary
expenses of th'..- work: and the presi- '
dent of the league requests that every
ono of the outstanding lists, with
money to match wherever possible be
turned in to Mrs. H. K. Alken, special ^
treasurer, at the fir;', convenient mo
ment, of the ladies who have them
It is. of Course, in.possible to avoid
criticism, but .< is practicable to obvi
ate the occasion for just Criticism.
And the ladies who have so kindly and
generously consented to give their
time and effort to this most laudable
and necessary work are in every de
tail so careful that surely there will
he no one Who can reasonably find
fault with what they are doing on
the way they are doing it.
To any wiio might feel so inclined,
the answer invariably is "Come to the |
cemetery and see for yourself and let :
me so thoroughly explain everything
to you that you will In a few minutes
change from a c ritic to an enthusiast!"
The financial feature, however, has
been by no means finished with. In
deed it is quite evident from the sub
scription lists that very many persons
have been unintentionally omitted
therefrom; and the league as well as
the executive committe want it par- ,
tlcuhuly turne In mind that, while a
"gleaner" canvas It not improbable,
voluntary ntrihutlons from such as
have beet- ?.ns accidentally skipped
will he most acceptable sent directly
to Mrs. Alken.
In order that non-residents who
would naturally be interested in the
movement may not be overlooked, the
committe*' has bad printed 200 copies
of the following statement which any
one. whether n member of the league
or not, can obtain by applying to Mrs.
B. W. Ball:
The condition of '.lie Lautet.s grave
yard has become sue! that something
must be done tight now to improve
Tim ladles of the ('!? Ic League have
therefore, undertaken to raist funds
for a four-foot ro(k retaining! wall
along the str.eoj front and n wire
fence all around the Cemetery; tin
rock wall In front and the fence Oll I ?
two sides and back to keep out cows
and othei trespassers, and the front
fence at the lop of the embankment
to servo fis ti screen pom the public
Subscription li?ts have been circu
lated, and several hundred dollars ob
tained thereon; but the work of en
closure alone will cos* nearly $2,000,
whereas it seems but right to go a lit
tie furthoi and employ (as economical
ly as possibh I a reliable man to keep
the rates securely locked at night, and
who can also *? irve as gardener and
keep the walks clean.
It is confidently expected that, as
soon as the plans now contemplated
have been put in operation, such ar
rangements can be made a,s will ren
der the cemetery self-supporting, and
no additional subscription need here
afti r be f ailed for.
At present, however, nioney is very
badly heeded; and it is believed that
every one who has a near relative
burled there will gladly contribute
something, once the facts in the mat
ter are known to those thus directly
The off ort 8 of the Civ'e* League nie
entirely in conjunction with, and meet
!>. A. K. MEETING HELD.
Onk'Prs of flic Chanter Keclcctcil und
Oilier MusiiK'ss Transacted.
Tho annual meeting of Henry Lau
rens chapter, Daughters of the Ameri-j
??au Revolution, was held Friday af
ternoon in the parlors of Gray's hotel,
Mrs. C. B. Gray being hostess of the
chapter on this occasion. The regent
anl vice regent both being absent.
Mrs, Cray, the secretary, presided and
Mrs. Fontherstono acted as secretary.
.Mrs. Dunlnp made a report from her
committee relative to the medal which
the chapter will give the graded school
student who shall make the highest ,
average on American history. On mo- ?
turn it was decided to leave details
of making the selection and award
to the Committee already selected.
The same ofllcers were reelectcd to
serve until next year and Mesdames
C. 10. Gray and .1. D. Watts were chos
en as delegates to the State meeting
at Orangeburg, with Misses llinthia
Jones and Willie May Childless as al
ternates. There being no further bus
iness before the chapter, the literary
program was entered upon. Mrs. Dun
lnp and others reading some very In
teresting papers. Mrs. Lucas was
present and gave two splendid musical
The chapter begins the new season
under auspicious circumstances. The
Year Look has just been issued.
Thomas V. Kay.
In the death of Thomas F. Kay. Lau.
reus has lost one of her best men. The
traveling men of the State, especially
C ' this part of the State held Thos.
Rl.y in highest esteem. It was a pleas
ure to be in his company. Always
bouyanl in spirits, even when suffer
Ing himself, sincere in soul, broad in
his views, lovable in disposition, deep
in his sympathies, every single ac
quaintance will feel that he has met
with personal bereavement in the
passing of this universal friend.
"Large was his bounty, a soul sin
Heaven did a recompense as largely
He gave to earth twas all he had?a
He gained from Heaven twas' all he
?Abbeville Press and Banner.
Palmetto Lodge No. in will hold a
special meeting Thursday night to
confer Master Masons Degree.
Attended Missionary I'nlon.
Mrs. P. a. Simpson, Mrs. It. T. Dun
lnp and Mrs. \V. R. McCuen were del
egates from the First Presbyterian
church to the Woman's Missionary
union of F.noree Presbytery, held hist
wi ok in the city of Greenville.
TllC Rig Sale.
The closing out sale ol the Simmons'
stock opened Friday with a great
many, more customers than the force
could serve, and the rush continued
all day Saturday. Everyone seemed
satisfied and we understand that the
receipts of the two days were enor
mous, Mr. Brennecke thinks he will
easily dispose of the stock in the ||
l.aiirenv ( (,tf( :i Market.
Cotton declined sharply Monday and
Tuesday, tl price ranging from l i
? tits to 1 I.:..", yesterday. Monday i;
i cited at ! I.." (i bui dropped to qunrt? i
a cettl in i ho nfyei noon. The Re
ceipts yesterday aggregated 22.' bales.
On Saturday about r?00 hales were
Colored Teachers Meeting.
Thomas Snndors, principal of the
? "inrod graded school, requests the
statement made that owing to the I hi
(lenient weather on the Mb it was
necessary to postpone the meeting of
the colored teachers of the county un
til Saturday. October 29. He urgent
ly requests that all come to this meet
ing, for it is going to bo one of great
Interest to the schools of tho county.
s> mui Representatives,
Tho Rev, chas. F. Rnnkin and ?'oi
.lohn W. Ferguson of the First Pres
byterian church w ent to New berry
yesterday for tho meeting In that city
of the South Carolina Synod.
with the hearty approval of tie board
ol cemetery trustees.
The executive committee in charge
of this work (and under whose im.
mediate supervision all expenditures
will he made) consists 6t Mrs, B. W.
Ball, Mrs. Sue Hix Adams. Ml' , T.
Foster Simpson. Mrs. RdgOl' Martin
and Miss Mary Ferguson.
WILL INVITE SYNOD
NEXT TO CLINTON
Clinton Will Invite Synod t<> Mehl Xoxt
\ n it mil Meeting There Oth
er Matters Noted.
Clinton, Oct. IS.?The Itev. Dr.
Bailey of Greenville preached Sunday
at the Baptist church and his Ber
moll was much enjoyed by a largo con
The Dev. Thorn wet I Jacobs of At
lanta is Vlsitftlg Ills relatives here and
preached at the Pirat Presbyterian
church Sunday morning and at tin
Thorn well Memorial church tn the
afternoon. Mr. Jacobs received a
warm wolconn from all of his friends
and especially from the hoys and girls
of the Thornwell Orphanage whose
enthusiasm (or "Mr. Thornwell'' is
Dr. Jacob* ami Mr. Spencer are at
tending the meeting of Synod at New
berry this week. An invitation will
be tendered that body to hold Its next
meeting in Clinton und to make (he
Presbyterian college a matter of spe
cial consideration at that meeting,
Mr. Kinn Copeland's family will
move Into town soon and occupy the
house formerly occupied by Prof.
Spencer and his family on South Broad
Mrs. Myrtle Hunter will move into
the house bought by Mr. .1. P. Jacobs
from Mr. II. I. I lot ton about the Ii ist
Mr. Dibble, the representative of the
Esperanto movement, has succeeded
in Interesting a class of pupils in the
graded school in the convenient short
hand language. Dr. Beau is an en
The biggest thing in Clinton just
now judging from the many times one
hears it mentioned is the "bazaar". '
Several times each week the different
committees meet to make articles for
sale. Almost as often one hearts of
the unveiling of the Confederate mon
ument which is to take place the las*
week in November according to the
plans made at the last meeting of
the Stephen D. Lee chapter.
Past Into memory is the great circus,
which last Friday drew apparently
the entire colored population of Lnu
rens county and many white people
to Clinton. Whether a circus Is pood
or not depends on the nature of the
judgi and bis frame of mind,
Mi.-s Anne C. Burgess, who for two
years lias made her home Ibo
Thornwell Orphanage and taught mus
ic in that Institution, receiving also a
number of piano pupils from the town,
tiled In Dr. Wood's sanitarium in Slim
ier last Saturday morning. The fun
eral servici s and burial look place at
Simulierten, her home town, on Sun
day. Mi- Burgess will bo greatly
missed by tin large circle of friends
and admirers she had here.
Her ii:ii<-s began three days afun
In r return from her summer vacation
the first of S< ptember and was very
painful. Sh< was carried to Sumter
for surgical treatment, as a desperate
resort, ; ;.<!. her death was not eii
terinii co '< f Mr. L. A. Copeland's
pasture, and the prop'-rty of Mrs. M
A. Hay- and Mr. J, :>i. Pills. It Is
known as Franklin ..'.ace and Is tin
property <?:' Mr, II, I?. Henry and Dr
j. Ii. Young.
The Thornw<Orphanage, pupils art
greatly excited at the prospect of go?
lug to the fair. They received their
usual Invitation last ?veck. The gen
tlenient whose kindnoss is shown by
this yearly treat should hear the chil
dren's discussions of their anticipated
Mr. Sowers and bis family conxl I
ing (?f two daughters and a son have
arrived at the Thornwell Orphanage
from Statesville, X. ?'. Mr Sowers
will lift vi charge of the department
of Carpentry In the technical school.
A house has boon started for him on
Centennial street next to thai occu
pied i y the tle\. and Mi - J. B Iii ni i ii
Mrs. .!. R. Branch has as her gu ?
inr mo?lie;-. Mrs. Pryse, her brother,
Dr. Pryse. and her cousin, Miss Mar
guerite Hogg fill of Kentucky.
TO HANG DECEMBER 9
Appeal to Supreme Court
V\ ill be Taken.
OTHER COURT CASES
Violators of (lit* IHspcnsar) Lau <*i^.
en Itoiivj Fines l his
W cck's ItnsTm
?Ii?! Davis, colored, who whs con*
vtctcd oi" murder in iho - icclnl (or hi
oi' the criminal courl lasi wcok( was
on Saturday sentenced by Judge .1.
II. Marion to bo hanged Friday, Decent
bor 9, alter OVtMM'ttltl liaOtlOll for
a now trial in the case. Messrs Turn
er and Knight, appointed by the court
to defend Davi . gave notice of inten
tion to appeal the case to supreme
court. Meanwhile Davis will he Kept,
in jail. The condemned negro was
found guilty of murder In lite hilling
of Ida McCoy Nelson, a negress, Insl
spring near Parks station.
Saturday was "sentencing day" till
round. Motions for new t;ials wire,
argued in several cases, but in only one
was a new trial granted that of tho
State vs Prank Calhotiu, ti colored
boy who was found guilty of man
slaughter with recommendation to
mercy, lie shut ami killed bis father
several in? ,tlis ago near Cold Point,
because the latter was mist reit Inn Ii I
wife and iiioiIk r of the boy. Defendant
was represented by Messrs Cannon
Press Kllgore, colored, convicted of
manslaughter, with mercy recommen
dation, got two years on the public
works of the county. He was charg
ed with killing a negro named -High
John" .lank in Votings township last.
Christ mas. .Messrs Ferguson ^ Fen
therstone represented Kilgore.
W, P. Hipp, found guilty ot disposing
of property under lien, was given 30
days or $<;."i. $10 of the tine being
Arthur Lovelace, colored, convicted
of assault and battery with intent to
kill, received a sentence of 8 months
or $250, fifty dollars ol the fine being
suspended during good behavior
Hen P.lately, colored convicted of
manslaughter, with recommendation
to mercy, was given two years, lie
was defended by Messrs Riehe) &
Richoy. Liaki ly si ot ; ud mortally
wounded Oener.hines.il negn i, uhoul
a month ago. I! er;.! ? !.;n iho
shooting wi s mi ao ld< nt.
Ho- Rarksdule, colored, gel live
months or ?!< ? on f ? lag onvicteil
of assault and halti r; ot .? I igl, and
aggravated nature, Di i it '? I I ? Me. i
Simpson ami Habb
("laud Richardson, eo < !. found
'guilty of carrying < oi.< ? . '? 1 weapon: .
got SO days or $",u.
Croon Alverson ol Spartauburg
county, convicted bl violating tin (II
ponsnry law, wni- given . sentence
of six month.'- oi $2?j0, with % '?'?< of i.Vi.o
fine suspended on certain 'omlii i< n
Cannon k Ulackwell fo '? ilaul
Creen F. Hunter, cic.lo ? d, found
guilty of violating tin ?:is liei nr'j iin
^ i ?
oh up wit h (In ii ol * ? ? ? -? of lho
State vs Klledgi of ill, hi ge ! w it U
assault and battery a: ? ipiraey.
The testimony i ? ail In . ? ? ?? iinentK
will be made this moi i -
Kail Ills I .cir Vmfi .' :'?
Dr. ii. I . Fcnno! of Wai< rloo i lid Dr,
K. 13, Hughes met \\'< dm sdny Iii it nj
the home of Mr. llcnr.V U 11 irix and.
amputated !., |< v v. j... | hi oken
a month ?go ill .*. i v. ? ecideul:
near the city. He stood 1 ?' > ration
Frank T< ague at \Vat< i loo;. I' 18
expected that many im mhO * lit the
order from Laurens and ot!'<r partn
of the <? uihty will attend tl e unveiling,