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VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MOBING, JUNE 15, 1915. NUMBER 133.
MOB KILLS SHERIFF AND NEGRO PRISONER
NEGRO WAS TO BE* TRIED |
FOR AN ASSAUl?f ON
WOMAN LED MOBl
Tbree Charged With Murder In
Short Time After Shooting
Militia On Scene
++++?? ? ??? + ?? ? 4> ? ?
? Winnsboro, June 14.-Sheriff +
? A. D. Hood, of Fairfield county, ?5
? and Jule Smith, a negro facing +
? trial charged wit.i an assault +
+ on a white woman, were killed +
+ two persons probably fatally +
? injured and sis others hurst as ?
+ the result of an attack upon ?
+ the sheriff's party while es? +
? corling the negro to jail ear? +
? ly today. +
? Clyde Isenhouer, a relative *
? of the woman attacked Ernest ?
+ Isenhouer, his brother, and . '
? William, Morrison, a brother- ?
+ in-law, were Indicted by tte +
.>--grand Jory -thht* itfterowm, +..;
? charged with murder.
? LATER-Clyde Isenhouer die? ? I
? at a Chester hospital late to- +
? night 4>
Wlnnsburo, June 14.-Two persons
were shot and killed here today and
fh?e officers wounded, one probably j
fatally, when a mob of about 100 men
attempted to take a negro, charged
with criminal assault, from the sheriff
and Iiis aides, who were taking him
to the court house for trial.
The dead are: Sheriff A. I?. Hood
and Utes Smith, the negro prisoner.
The alleged assault with which
Smith ls charged was committed in
April. At the time the officials here,
fearing violence, took, the negro to j
Columbia and placed him in the state
penitentiary there for safe keeping un
til time for trial here. -
The sheriff and hie deputies, had
just reached the court house this I
morning with the prisoner, when a.
mob attempted tc seize Smith The
officers warned the.mob to desist, but I
his orders were disregarded. Some one j
fired at thc negro. Shooting im
uediately became general and con
tinued for about teu minutes tn the
street in front of the court house.
The negro prisoner was among the
first to rall.
With Governor Manning out of the
State, Adjutant General Moore at Co
lumbia was notified of the riot and
Immediately started here in an'
automobile with a supply ot ammunl- ?
tlon. It. ls said local troops were un
able to sid in maintaining order be
cause they had no cartridges for their
Columbia, June 14.-Sheriff A. D.
Hood was desperately and probably
fatally wounded and two or three or
his deputies shot by a mob of men
this morning which according to re
ports reaching Columbia which stop
ped the sheriff who was taking Utes
Smith, a negro, to W?nosboro to be
placed os trial this' morning for
The uegro is reported to have been
lynched. Mayor robinson, of Wlnns
<cd?frwOro~?tr P?QK tJKV??T)
Annapolis, June 14.-A charge of
tampering with the evidence of wit
nesses before the court of Inquiry in
vestigating irregularities tn examina
tion vapors at the naval academy was
.made today against Admiral Fullam,
superintendent, by Congressman Hay,
counsel for the seven midshipmen de
. Mi . Hay said the evidence of the
midshipmen that they bad been taken
to the superintendent's office and that
either tho superintendent or on olde
ARGUMENTS WILL BE CON
CLUDED AND CASE LEFT
IN HANDS OF SLATON.
Ex-Congressman Howard Seeks to
Place Blame For Murder on
Atlanta., June 14.-Testimony for
and against Leo Frank, which was
presented at his trial on the charge j
of murdering Mary Phagan, and In
subsequent court proceedings, was
nor Slaton tuday in the hearing or
Franks application for a commuta
tion of his sentence. The hearing was
adjourned until Wednesday. The ar
gument will be completed then and
the case submitted.
Solicitor Dorsey spoke for four
hours and undertook to convince the
governor of Frank's guilt on the testi
mony of other witnesses than Jim
Conley, the negro:
Eliminating Conley's evidence, Dor
tsel sought to show Incidents und cir
cumstances surrounding the crime,
brought ou at the trial, which pointed
to Frank as the perpetrator.
Former Congressman Howard, re
presenting Frank, relied upon the rec
ord to show Frank's innocence. How
aM attacked Conley's affidavits and
testimony, and declared Conley's story
a cunning invention to save his own
life and place the crime on another.
Atlanta, June 14.-Hearing of
Leo M. Frank's application for com
mutation of his death sentence for
the murder of Mary Phagan-* to life
imprisonment was resumed before
Governor Slaton here today, after
adjournment had been taken early
Saturday afternoon to allow Solici
tor General Dorsey, who conducted
the prosecution, to preparo a brief.
In tho brief which Dorsey ?read to
day, he said he would discuss the
case on three points, raised by
Frank's attorneys as follows:
First: That Frank had not been
accorded a fair trial.
Second': That the evidence did not
show the defendant's guilt beyond a
Third: That the late Judge L.
S. Roan trial Judge was not con
vinced of the prisoner's guilt.
As to whether or not Frank had a
fair trial, the solicitor pointed out
; that various courts bad ruled upon
that point; had held that nothing had
occurred in the way of demonstra
tion or otherwise, which, could be
held to have deprived prisoner of his
Taking up the allegation that evi
dence did not show Frank's guilt be-*
yond a reasonable doubst, the solici
tor declared ten witnesses gave evi
dence derogatory of Frank's moral
(CONTINUED 0?~PAQ?B ?iKV?N.)
told them that if they took a certain
position in this case what would hap
pen to them indicated tamperlng'wlth
the evidence of witnesses. As a re
sult of Congressman Hay's statement,
the president ot the court wrote Ad
miral Fullam requesting, that wit
nesses and possible defendants sum
moned through the superintendent's
office be not instructed as to the prob
able ?tat?a In which they would have
been placed by vlrture of any action
they might take as witnesses or de
This photograph is one of ttie actual
landing of British troops at Sedd El
IMXm THUM JAIL ITARCT
MONDAY MORNING BY
[WAS ACCUSED OF
Alleged to Have Assaulted Daugh
ter of Prominent Farmer
Was Escaped Convict.
Toccoa, Qa., June 14.-Sam Ste
phens, a Hall county negro was re
moved from the Stephens county jail
here early today by an armed mob
r about 100 men and hanged to a
r earby tree and his lindy riddled with
The negro, who waa serving a sen
tence for attempted assault in Itali
country, escaped from the convict
squad Friday night. Ile took re
fuge In the woods near here and late
yes erday was alleged to haveattack
I ed a farmer's sixteen year old daugh
ter -.vallo tho remainder of the fam
ily v were away from home. ?
Stephens captured last night at
Madison. S.C., and brought here. His
nilcKr-J victim is said to have Identi
fied ii 1m.
NAT. GASH REGISTER
OFFICIALS WIN CASE
Supreme Court Refuses to Review
Action of Court Which
Washington, June 14-The refusal
of the supreme court to review the
action of the court of appeals in re
cursing the conviction or the Nations!
Cash Register olflclal of violations or
the Sherman law Is regarded as anoth
er defeat for the government. Its
legal advisers considered this the most
important prosecution ever instituted
under the criminal section of the anti
trust law. The court assigned no rea
sons for its action.
N. C. NEWSPAPER MEN HOLRING
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING
Asheville, N. C., June 14.-The thir
teenth annus' meeting of the Southern
Publishers' ai social ion begin here to
day. Sessions will last through to
morrow. Circulation, advertising and
the relation between the newspaper
and the government were promirent
topics discussed today. About 100 pub
lishers are la attendance today.
s at Sedd El Bahr
Hahr in the Dardanelles. In the
background ls the fortress, which the
IS VERY MUCH ENCOURAGED
OVER REPORTS RECEIVED
PEACE BEST YET
Lea? Anxiety Is Felt Than Any
Time Since Lusitania Was
Washington, June 14.-President
Wilson feels encouraged by the re
ports that pending negotiation? be
tween Germany and thc United States
will likely huve a peaceful outcome.
Those who have discussed tho situa
tion with the ?resident and other of
ficials have fourni tho belief pr.-val
ient that the chances for au amicable
understanding with Germany arc much
better than they have been at any
time since the Lusitania was sunk.
It is understand that this feeling is
based upon official -and unofficial re
ports fro ltmerlin. Senator Simmons,
of North Carolina, after seeing the
president and talking with other of
ficials, said, tonight he had found a
general feeling of optimism.
EMPEROR WILLIAM .?AV
DRAFT GERMANY'S REPLY
Berlin, via The Hague, June 14.
Germany ls waiting to hear from the
It is accepted here ti\ui Emperor
William himself will have ucl. to do
with the framing of the German reply.
One report ls that the kaiser will re
turn from the Galletea battle front tor
a personal conference with ?feyer Ger
hardt, ambassador BeruBtorff's special
envoy, when Gerhardt arrived to ex
plain the feeling at Washington.
Though there is not confirmation
from official sources, the fact that the
full text of tho American rejoinder
waa rn?h?d to the emperor at all pos
sible ?peed ls taken to mean that ho
intends to play an important part in
the drafting of Germany's answer.
Chattanooga Man Succeeds E. K.
Jame? as President Dixie
Chattanooga, June 14.-The Dixie
Highway association directors today
elected Judge M. Bl. Allison ^f Chat
tanooga, president of the L*>*oclatloo
trice E. K. James, resigned. C. E.
Grafton, of Rome, was elected chief en
bombardment of the alltea has re
duced to a mass of ruins. The Aus
tralian :roops landed here.
TWO KILLED IN
STEAM YACHT . VANADDIS
AND LINER BUNKERHILL
MET IN FOG.
One Died After Being Rescued
By Yacht's Crew-Cor
New York. June 14.-C. K. ?. Hill
ings' steam yacht Vanadis. whoch
collided last night on Long Island
Sound with tho Metropolit Liner
MunkerhlU, reported at Qiencove,
Long Island, this morning with the
body of John J. Hrown. of Hosto:i,
Brown, with the other victim,
'^.orge H. Hendrik, of Hoston, wr
bronchi to New York last nit,*** by
the liunkerhill after the ar.; laen t.
Drown, Kendrick and three injured
were passengers on the Hunkerhlll
bound for Boston. The vessels struck
lu a thick fog. Brown was picked upp
iroin the water by tho yacht's crew
ard died soon after. Kendrick waia
crushed to death while al dinner.
Coroner at Glenco ve had started In
Bureau of Corporations Finds Leg
islation Has Far Reaching
Washington, June 14.-Results of an
extensive Study of trust laws and un
fair competition were submitted to
President Wilson today In a report
prepared by tho old bureau of cor
porations for dts Inforvstlve value to
congress in enacting legislation. Fed
eral anti-trust laws, judicial decisions
and their influences upon forms of
business organization are discussed, as
ire the state laws and those of for
The chief conclusions of the study
are that the development or nnti-trunt
legislation and consequent judicial de
cisions have been important factors
In shaping forms of business organi
sation and that interpretations of the
Sherman law, especially the more re
cent decisions, hsve demonstrated Its
far reaching effect. Practically np
twilight ?one has been left .the report
say?, which can not be reached by
state or federal law.
SYSTEM? ARE TIED UP WHEN
14,000 EMPLOYES QUIT
CHIEF WANTS 1,000
Expects Trouble When Comna
nies Make Effort to Operate
Chicago, June 14.-The first day or
Chlcago'a big street car strike passed
without serious disorder. No Bur
fare cars were run, only a few ele
vated trains operated and there was
nothing resembling the regular service
except oh steam railroads and subur
ban lines, which was inadequate.
A brick thrown through a elevated
train window was the only violence.
The quiet was not accepted by police
authorities os assuring tranquility.
The chlor or police said he would ask
the authorities to enroll one thousand
extra policemen in the oven1 or dis
order when the companies make a
real effort to operate.
Chicago, June 14.-Approximately a
million and a half people here walk
ed, motored or railroaded to work
today. Fourteen thousand Btreet car
employees struck at midnight. Not a
wheel turned on 1.300 miles or sur
race and elevated Hues alter 4 o'clock,
when the last cars reached the barns.
There has been no disorder.
Seven hundred policemen guarded
the car barns, prevented crowds. The
mon cheered as they lett the carB.
Uulon leaders, stroet car officials and
Ma^or Thompson conferred all yes
terday and vtinly attempted arbitra
tion. Strikers demanded guarantee of
rrage Increase. Employers refused and
i t1 id it would require m arly a million
and a hair dollars annually to meet
deinaud. They announced they would
not attempt to operate cars today.
Taxicabs, jitneys, buses and motor
trucks did a thriving business. Roller
skates and bicycle? were used by
Arrangements to brlug 5,000 ?trike
breakers to operate and guard tbs
cars were begun today.
Prompinent Speakers Think U. S.
Should Ina;?rove Army
New York, June 14.-Better militai /
and naval preparedness by the United
State waa urged here tonight by speak
ers of national prominence at a mass
. u*>ue<* auspices of the National
Security league, which began a two
days' peace and preparation confer
ence. Twenty-five states are repre
VILL A UR GES *
TO FORM PEA
GOV ERN MEI
Washington, - June 14.-The. United i
State waa formally notified today by i
(?en. Villa, in behalf of the Mexican <
convocation forces, that he bad tele- i
graphed Gen. Car ranea urging a con- l
ference for the restoration of peace i
and the constitutional government of i
Mexico. This ts the first tangible de
velopment resulting from President I
Wilson's warning to all Mexican fae- <
tiona that unless they soon reached aa <
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TAKE RUSSIAN POSITIONS
ALONG FORTY- THREE
War Party Seem? to Have Won
Election in Greece-King
London, June 14.-Germany today
claimed another decided success along
tbe eastern line. In the region of
Senlawa, the German report said
along forty-three miles the entire pos
itions of the Russians were taken and
sixteen thousand prisoners captured.
The Russian official communication
merely mentioned the locality ot ac
tion, declaring that the Austro-Ger
mans did not resume the offensive.
Petrograd admita the Austro-Germans
have again crossed Dniester.
In the west the French continue
their battering tactics against the for
midable German positions. Borlln
claims the French suffered a severe
defeat on the frontier north ?f Sou
Full returns from the Cheek else*
tlons are unavailable.
Former Premier VenUalos-seems, to
hare' triumphed. The Greek;. tr?g>
continued illness may prevent ta? war
party victory from having any immed
Great Britain which had braced it
self for the announcement of the is
sue of another billion and a quarter
dollars war budget did not hear lt
made in the house of commons today.
! The house adjourned without receiving
I the expected announceemnt.
London, June 14.-Although the
French appear to be unrelenting in
the offensive, which ls resulting in
slow progress on a portion ot th?
western front In continental War. th?
situation in the eastern arena where
the Austro-German forces ?r?'utilis
ing every available resource to de
liver a ?rushing blow to th? Rus
sians remains of utmost importance.
No confirmation has been received
of the report that the Teutons have
reoccupied Zurawna, but further south
they are across the Dniester river and
are on Russian soil in Bessarabia.
General Activity In the Keast
Not for months has there been such
general activity In eastern theatre
operations. Checked at center of
the Gallclan line, Austro-Germen arm
ies have developed an offensive at
both wings at the same tune and they
starting another battle in Poland,
nor tl of Brzasnysz.
There ls confused fighting in th?
Baltic provinces, so lt may be said
the contenders once more st grips
from the Baltic to the Rumanian
frontier. The stand the Russians
have been making recently In Galicia
indicates to British observers that
shortage of ammunition hss bsen
overcome. It was this shortage, ac
cording to belief, that enabled th?
Teutons last month to sweep across
the country and take Przemysl ia rec
ord time. Press dispatch from Petro
grad says 20,000 men ia th? anny
of General Mackensen were killed as
a result of an attack on Russian po
sitions near Mosclska, Galicia. Noth
ing ls said as to the outcome ? i the
struggle, but official aauouD -ement
Berlin today ?ave Mackensen occu
pied Russian positions along entire
front from Cyernlawa to 8lenlawa.
Heavy fighting has been resumed
on the Gallipoli peninsula. Th* Tur
kish war offices announces that at
tacks of French und British forces
against the Turkish right wing wer?
repulsed and that the allis? were
(Continued on page seven.)
CE PACT FOR
tf T OF MEXICO
agreement among themselves other
seana would be employed by th? Unit
id States to relieve the suffering pop
ulation from further devastations of
the military element. On Carransa's
reply depends the next move ta th?
ilt ur; t lon.
. The announcement that Viii? had la?
itiatedd a peace movement was re
solved with satisfaction In official