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TWO MEIN KILLED
IN TRAIN WRECK
Terrible Accident at l'elxer on the
Southern Railway Jn which Two
Men Lohc their Liven.
tireenvllle, Dec. 12.?At 1:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Engineer Law
rence Maddox and Fireman Harry
DaviB of a i>cal freight train running
between Columbia and Greenville were
instantly killed when their engine
plunged over the end of a coal chute
running out to cotton mill No. 4 at
Two little white girls, one named
Williams ami the other Kennedy,
aged 2 and 8 years respectively,
were standing near the spot where
the ponderous mass fell and were
seriously injured by escaping steam
and hot water from the burs ted
pipes of the engin?'.
News of the terrible accident was
'Uiickly Hashed to Greenville, 'and
about two o'clock a relief train left
tills city for IVI/.er.
Engineer Maddox is a native pf
Anderson county, having b< oil horn J
some BS years ago two miles below
Helton. He is survived by his wid
ow, who was Miss IJculah Cbx. of
Mellon, daughter or Thomas Cov
and three little children. Soverni
years ago he removed with his ft in
ily? to Columbia and made thai cit>
Iiis headquarters, Fireman Harry
Davis, colored, catno I'rom Virginia,
and had I.n working hero only a
Aft sr tub hours of hard work*, the '
bodies of the engineer and llromen
wore extricated frohi the vvi ekuge
and cnrrl" <l thrOu: It the country to
Reaching I'elze'r yesterday after
!",.oi mm "ftime, Engineer, Madr
dine ; :.>i ;';( train ci\ ,v had four er.i's
or coal If) place on the coal chute at j
cotton mill No. I, In order to place
cars on this chute, it is nccccsary' for
the engine to leave tho main line of
the riijlwny by a switch and back in
to the mill yard. As the ears wore be
ing placed on the coal chute, the en
gineer, it Is said lost control of the
engine, (hough others have said that
tho air brakes, when applied, refused
to work. At any rate, the engine and
tender plunged over the coal chute,
which Is some 25 feet above the
ground, and fell in a tangled and
twisted mass below.
Realizing their peril, both engineer
and firemen leaped for their lives.
They had scarcely touched ground,]
though, before the heavily loaded
tender descended upon their bodies
and crushed out life instantly.
A section gang was called from the
Pelzer yards, and alter laboring for
some two hours or more succeeded In
removing the bodies of the engineer
and fireman. Roth men were terribly
mangled in the wreckage. Engineer
Maddox was crushed horribly from
his chest to his feet. The negro fire
man's head and shoulders were mash
ed into an almost unrecoognizahle
A telephone message from Wil
iamston last night stated that the
wreckage had not been cleared away
at that hour. News of the tragic hap
pening spread quickly through the
surrounding territory and the scene
of the wreck was visited by hundreds
of people.?Greenville News.
NO REASON FOR IT.
When Laurcns Citizens Show the Way
There can he no just reason why
any reader of this will continue to
suffer the tortures of an aching hack,
the annoyance of urinary disorders,
the dangers of serious kidney ills
when relief is so near at hand and
the most positive proof given that
these Ills can be cured. Rend what
a Laurcns citizen says:
Mrs. B. Templeton, 210 Fleming St..
Laurens, S. C, says: "We have used
Doan's Kidney Tills and have found
them to be just as represented. We
can recommend this remedy to any
one In need of a tonic for disordered
kidneys. I was hardly ahle to get
about owing to the pains in my back
and my limbs, feet, hands and face
were badly swollen. Someone advis
ed me to try Doan's Kidney Pills and
I did so . Tho swelling soon left and
tny pains and aches were removed. I
have had no cause for complaint since
I used Doan's Kidney Pills and I give
this remedy the entire credit for cur
For sale hy all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Huffajo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember tho name?Doan's?and
Lake no other.
A Letter from Rome.
Columbia, S. C.
Dec. 8, 1911.
Editor The Advert scr:
You will find enclosed a one dollar
($1,00) money order for which you
will please send me your paper. (Lau
rons Advertiser.) Its like a letter to
me from home since I came here.
Will you please begin my subscrip
tion with next week's paper.
Win do % on spend your mono] for
Inferior lobneco * lien you ottn buy
PENN'S CHAMPION nnd SOIJARI
DUAL from Tod 1 Simpson & Co. nj
the name price Hie common Mnd ivlll
cost you elsewhere.
HOSIERY MILL CONDITIONS.
Captain J. M. Graham Speaks on Hog-j
lory Jalli Conditions While on Vis
It to Anderson. ' j
Anderson, Deo. 9.?Capt. John M.
Graham, manager of the hosiery mill!
at the state penitentiary, was In the
city Thursday and informally dis
cussed the conditions at the hosiery
mill. "The state board of health"
said he* "has never said thut the
hosiery mill was filthy or ill kept.
: The gross and mlsstutements and
highly colored statements which
have been made to that effect can
not be traced to the state board of
health. The hoard is composed so
far as 1 know of honorable gentle
men who are representatives of
their profession in tho fullest sense
of the word. Hut they are enthus
iasts, and possibly ovcrzenlous.
"If the public will confine Itself
to the official reports of tho board,
for on there are based all of the
allegations about the hosiery mill
they will bo surprised at tho differ
ence between what tin board really
s?id and what it was reputed to have
.aid. These gentlemen in their /.eal
for (he protection of the health o' tho
? t?te can see danger the system of
working convicts in the hosiery mill.
That is what they have criticised. It
came within the scope 01 their o'lVcial
duties. If the board were directed t>
visit the cotton mills and big ????< res
and other Industries of the stnio Hi y
I would make the saine criticism, thai i
kherc uro conditions which nrc? net.
proper for the protection of health. i
"The management of the hosiery]
.Ml!!! lias ever ni'd to n 'ow !???? :<J--|
i vice and direction of I'm prison phy
sician and of the hoard of heal! ? .:i
I tiv? tnatter of ob ruling the n if. an I
:> !jj*.v;i 111 ulil
or..- mill for comparison with any in
the state. What the board ob.!ce -
to principally is the laboring of a
large number of convicts in one
building and at some proximity to
each other. As to sanitation and the
observnnve of the rules of hygiene, I
believe the hosiery mill will com
pare favorably with nlno tenths of
the business houses of the country.
The grand jury of Kichland county
aller a careful examination from the
layman's stand point cave the hos
iery hull no unfavorable criticism.
We like criticism. We are human.
We do not wish to bring unnecessary
suffering to convicts, and Whenever
just criticism is expressed we try to
remedy conditions pointed out.
"The science of health is practical
ly a new study. Physicians them
selves are continually learning and
expounding new theories. The fight
against tuberculosis is practically
new in this state -and the irony of
it is that l). .1. Griffith, Hie kindkeart
ed, i. itnane superintendent of the
state prison, has been fare ahead of
lus times in providing for the isola
tion of pronounced cases. The state
board of health Itself found but one
pronounced case in the hosiery mill
last spring when this matter was first
Capt. Graham urges the public to
withhold judgment and to listen to
such men as W. H. Glenn, of An
derson, one of the directors of the
penitentiary, before forming their
final conclusions.?Greenville News.
Facts About Indigestion and its Relief
That Should Interest You.
Although Indigestion and Dyspep
sia are so prevalent, most people do
not thoroughly understand their
cause and cure. There is no reason
why most people should not eat any
thing they desire?if they will only
chew it carefully and thoroughly.
Many actually starve themselves into
sickness through fear of eating every
good-looking, good-smelling, and good
tasting food, because it does not agree
The best thing to do is to fit your
self to digest any good food.
We believe we can relievo Dyspep
sia. We are so confident of this fact
that we guarantee and promise to sup
ply the medicine free of all cost to
every one who will use it, who is not
perfectly satisfied with this results
which it produces. We exact no prom
ises, and put no one under tiny obliga
tion whatever. Surely, nothing could
be fairer. We are located right here
and our reputation should be sufficient
assurance of the genuineness ><;' our
We want every one troubled with
Indigestion or Dyspepsia in any form
to come to our store and buy a box
of Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets. Take
them home and fclve them a reason
able trial according to directions.
Then, If not satisfied, come to us and
get your money back. They are very
pleasant to take; they aid to soothe
the irritable stomach, to strengthen
and invigorate the digestive organs,
and to promote a healthy and natural
bowel action, thus leading to perfect
and healthy digestion and assimila
A 2fiC. package of Roxnll Dyfpop
sia Tablets furnishes if) days' treat
ment. In ordinary cases this Is siiffl
.?lent to produce a CUrO. t 111 morl|
chronic cases, a longer treatment, >'
course. i< necessary, and depends no
on tli" severity of the trouble. For sin'
cnSCS, we have two larger sixes which
Bell lor uOc and $ 1,00. "Rometn 1
you can ohfnlti Rpxnll H in in
tbl community on'v at our store
The !?? v II Store. he l.aurens Drug
Co., in.: Main strc t.
* HICKORY TAVERN NEWS. *
Mr. Tom Ormstrong, of Barksdale,
was the guest of Mr. J. M. Sumerel
and family Monday night.
Corn shredding is the order of the
day around Hickory Tavern.
Mr. Clarence Manley and sister, Miss
Corrie, visited at the home of Mr. J.
M. Sumerel recently.
Messrs Calhoun and Capers Gray,
of Belton, were the guests of Mr. W.
N. Knight Saturday.
Misses Minnie Wallace, Lida Coats
and Lueile Traynham visited at the
home of Mr. L. C. Aberchombic Mon
Mr. W. A. Tumblln moved his fam
ily to Laurons today. Mr. Lee Cannon
will occupy the house vacated by Mr.
Mr. Glenn Abercrombie went to Lau
rciis last Tuesday on business.
Mr. Milton Sullivan, a student of
Wofford college, spent Thanksgiving I
with his parents at Tumbling Shoals.
Mr. I., ii. Roper, of Laurens, is
visiting friends and relatives of this
Mr. A. P. Nichols of Luureus passed
through this community Wednesday on
Mr. Frank Roper, who has been 111
for two weeks, is Improving rapidly.
Miss Ranie Roper, who has been
111 for the past tew days; Is no better.
Quick Sensible Method That Doesn't
Upset the Stomnch.
Have you heard of the overnight
cold euro that Is pttlng colds in the
head and chest out of business be
tween sunset and daybreak.
Here It Is. Cut it out and save it
if you don't need it now. If you have
a cold, cough, throat soreness or acute
catarrh, be sure and try It tonight
just before going to bed. Pour a scant
teaspoonful of HYO.MIOI (pronounce It
High-O-me) into a howl with a towel
and breathe for several minutes the
vapor that arises, then go to sleep
and awake with a clear head free
HYOMRI is guaranteed for catarrh,
colds, coughs, croup, asthma, sore
throat and bronchitis, or money hack.
Mottle of Hyomel r>0 cents at Laurcns
Drug Co. and druggists everywhere.
Red Iren Kacket big closing out sale
All goods to be sohl on or by March
the 1st, 1912. J. C. Hums & Co.
James T. Atchison.
doss Hill, Dec. 11.?Mr. Jnmes L.
Atchl?on died last Wednesday and
was buried at Detbabara Thursday.
I Rev. J. A. Martin conducted the ser
j vice. A large number of friends and
relatives attended the fimdrul. Mr.
Atchison was a prominent citizen and
will be mlsBed in his community. He
leaves two sons, Messrs William and
Haskel Atchison and several daught
ers to mourn. Mr. Atchison was a
brave soldier and served through the
war between the states, in a cavalry
company. The following were pall
hearers: Will Hollingsworth, John
Davenport, Peun tlarrett. Robert Wat
kins, Mr. Johnson and Mat Longshore.
"I had been troubled with consti
pation for two years and tried all of
tin- best,physicians in Bristol. Tenn.,
i and they could do nothing for me,"
writes Thos. K. Williams. Middlcboi'O,
Ky. 'Two packages of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets cured me."
For sale by all dealers.
I We have a great nsaortnu nt of
I things suitable for Christmas gifte-, all
1 reasonably prices, the best place to
State of South Carolina,
County of t,aureus. .
In Court of Common Pleas.
James Wi'-.on, PI. intlff,
Frances Young, Liizabcth Wbitmlrc.
Sollle Young, 1). B. fribble and
Hlakely Sloan et nl., Defendants.
Pursuant to a Decree of tho Court
In the uhovo stated case, I will soil at
I public outcry to tho highest bidder,
at Laurens, C. H., S. C. on Salesday
I in January next, being Tuesday, tho
2ml day of the month, during the legal
I hours for such sales, the following
described property to wit:
Ml that lot, pico?? or pared of land
containing three-fourths (3-4) of an
acre, more or less, bounded by tho
S. A. L. Hallway, lands of J. M. Pitts
and ThornweM Orphanage, being a
part of the Allen lot.
Terms of Sale: cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers. If tho terms of Balo
are no: complied with, ti e land to ho
resold on same or some subsequent
Salesday on same terms, ;.t risk of
JOHN F. HOLT.
('. c. ('. i". a:- O. S? Laun ns, s. C.
Hat. d, this i)" einl e: 12, 191 I.
tine piiur of I'KNVS CH UIPI01N
, am! StJC \ 11". 1'L \l, Imui hi from Todtl
Simpson ?V Co, will eonwnec you that
titej arc (he bes! P' <?: i-.i plugs on
There is no need to worry about selecting your Gifts.
We have done the worrying and all you have to
do is to come and select. We have the
very thing that you want. Come
and look over what we have.
Nothing is more suitable for mother or sister than ;i stylish
hand l>;iWe have ;i largo assortment in tlie; latest shapes and
Largo handsome hand bug's from . . . . .$3.00 to $12.00
Tockct Hooks. Card cases ami such novelties . . . 50c to $3.00
METAL AND AKT GOODS.
Handsome German silver mounted brush and comb sets
from.$3. to $5
Beautiful Shaving Sets.$4 and $5
Manicure Sots.$2.50 l<> $6.
Parisian ivory find stained pearl Manicure Sets from $2.50
Handsome Toilet Sots from.$3.50 lo $15
Hand Mirrors in real ebony and Parisian ivory from $2.50
Jewelry Cases from.$1 to $3.50
Military Brushes for the college boys.$4 ami $5
CHINA AND CROCKKUY WAK'K
Handsomely decorated Jnrdinicrs.75c lo $1.25
Beautiful ami dainty Tea Sets, ranging from . $2.25 to $4
Lemonade Sols from.$2.50 to $5
CHRISTMAS CIGARS AND TOBACCOS.
We have received a large assortment of cigars put up in
special packages for Christmas, h'ive, ten and twenty-live
cent cigM'S put Up ill boXCK at.50c 1(1 $5
Tobacco put up in large packages.
ClgMI' cases, merschauill and briar Pipes, tacks in various sizes
F( UN TAIN PENS.
We have selected iIn- Sterling Ponntain Pen to make our
reputation on. Ji is known as the pen of high quality. Von
make no mistake in presenting one Christmas. Prices from $1
We are Agents for Guth's Candies?none better. Our stock includes many
special Xmas Boxes that make the choicest of Gifts. We cordially invite
your inspection, whether you buy or not.