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rDARING BANDITS HOLD
UP SOUTHERN TRAIN
]DYNAMITE EXPRESS SAFE AND
SECURE ABOUT $700.
New York-New Orleans Limited
Brought to Standstill Near White
Greenville, February 18.-Southern
Railway train, No. 36, New Orleans to
New York, which passes Greenville at
;.20 a. in., was held up by five masked
bandits one mile north of White Sul
phur, Ga., and 100 miles from Green
ville, at 2.15 o'clock this morning and;
the express car dynamited. A bandit
entered the express car and attempted!
to blow open the stationary safe, con
taining thousands of dollars, but the
attempt was not successful.
He then placed a stick of dynamite
on a small safe, covered with dirt and
touched off the fuse. TDe safe was
blown to atoms and some -700 were
Their Ruse Successful.
On a straight line of track just
north of the 587 mile post, Engineer
D. J. Fant was induced to stop his en
gine by the waving, of a red light
across the track, some three or four
hundred yards ahead of the engine
He applied the brakes and slowed
down, picking up a man, who told him
that there was a broken rail ahead
and that the same was being repaired.
At the same time a bandit climbed
up on the other side of the engine and
the two covered the engineer and fire
man with revolvers, ordering them to
hold up their hands. One of the ban
dits informed the 'engineer that it
meant a hold-up. Leaving his part
ner to guard the' engineer, the bandit
then got down- and went back to rob
the express car, telling the engineer
before he left that when a certain
signal was given for him to start
Express Messenger Threatened.
The bandit attem-Pted to cut loose
the express car but failed. He then
severed the air pipe and went back to
to the engine, when *ae ordered the en
gineer to get down and bring along a
shovel.' Going bacic to the, express
car once more, the express messen
ger was ordered to open the door.
When 'the messenger failed to respond
to the order, the bandit threatened to~
blow up the entire car .vith a stick o1'
dynamite, which hie held in his hand.
The door was thrown open and the
messenger was covered with a revol
ver and ordered to throw up his
hands. A bandit then entered the car
and placed a stick of dynamite 'on the
stationary safe and , touched off the
r ~ fuse. The explosion failed to accom
plished the desired result, and he
turned his attention to a small safe
.Small Safe Dynamited.
A stick of dynami-te was placed on
top of it and dirt piled on top. The
exlosion completely wrecked the
safe, damaging the car and express
matter. Anumber of packages were
taken out of the demoIsnIed safe by
two bandits, a second one hbaving en
tered the car in the meantime.
After having looteg4he safe, the en
gineer was told that he could go: He
went bacik to his engine and pulled on
to Lula nmiraIs a fireman and a flag
man. The former, a colored man, was
made to get down from the engine and
flee through the wooas, by the bandit
'who was left in the cab when the en
gineer was carried back to the ex-1
press car. When th,e train stopped
.the flagman dismounted and went
tack to flag later train-s.
Conductor Also Helpless. 1
When lEngineer Fant was carried
'back -to the express ear by the bandit,
lie called to Conductor Mooney, who
be thought was in a coach a short dis
:tance iback. The conductor, however,
was under cover of a bandit's revolver
irom the time .the train stopped. When~
the train first stopped Conductor
Mooney stepped to the ground to see
what the trouble was and was im
mediately covered by a bandit. Hay
ing looted the express car the bandits
backed off, keeping their revolvers on
the trainmen all the while. When they
had gotten into the wods rney turned
about and beat a hasty retreat.
At 7 o'clock this morning No. 303
rolled into the Southern passenger
station, on Washington street, only 40
- minutes lte.
Express Car Badly Damaged.
Every windowv in the handsome ex
press car was blown out and a portion
of the roof was torn off by the ex
Arriving in Greenville, engines were
changed and a fresh crew, with the
exception of Conductor Mooney, took
charge of the train and proceeded
northward. Enginee F'ant came down
town about 7.30 o'clock and walked
into office of~ the morning newspaper
and told the story of the daring train
robbery. Within a short time news
boys were crying "extra" upon the
street and the entire city kniew of the
SUMMER & HIPP'I
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Summer and Hipp Piano Contest. *
In the piano cont-qst conducted by
Summer & Hipp, the following is the
standing of the candidates:
Dosha Franklin, City .. .. ....34,720
Mary Hardeman, City.. .. ....11,230
Mary Yocome, Mollohon. . .. ..10,400
Daisy Milstead, Mollohon.. .... 7,000
Laura Lominick, City.. .. .. ..60,190
Lizzie Earhardt, City.. .. .. .. 1,000
Lossie Mae Boozer, City .. ....138,158
Willie Mae Wise, Prosperity .. 7,000
Annie Singley, Slighs .. .. ..101,076
Annie Mae Bedenbaugl, Slighs.115,804
Vera Boland, Little Mountain. 1,000
Ellie Jacobs, Little Mountain..14,041
Cora Steely, Little Mountain .. 6,248
Maud Setzler, Pomaria.. ....23,391
Anna Koon, Pomaria. .. ....21,180
Helen Hentz, Pomaria, R. F. D. 2,000
Annie Eargle, Pomaria.. ......1,000
Laura Suber, Pomaria.. .. .. .. 8,141
Jannie Mae Sease, Newberry, R.
F. D..... .. ..-.. . ..13,954
oe Caldwell, Newberry, R. F. D. 1,000
ayme Cromer, Newberry, R. F.
D.. .. ......--.--.--...37,892
ovice Brown, Newberry, R F D 1,000
The engineer then went to the head
uarters of the Charlotte division of
the Southern railway, in the Palmetto
uilding, and made his report of the
Many Violent Deeds in Piedmont.
olumbia State, Sunday.
Coming as the climax of a series of
ensationally violent aeeds in the
Piedmont section was the holding up
esterday morning of the Southern
railway's New Orleans-New York'tfast
train at White Sulphur, Ga., 100 mieles
from Greenville, and Easley, where a
upposed yeggman wvas frightened
way while in 'the very act of. robbing
the safe of a store in that town. Ear
y Friday morning an unknown man
was seen in the Columbia and Green
ville railway depot ut Greenville. He
turned his gun on two officers-Gun
els and Johnson-Who called on him
o surrender. G-unnels was ki'lled and
Johnson wounded. The unknown fled,
eaving a sack of silverware. Subse
quently two men were arrested near
Asheville, but were tound to be inno
Besides these epis,des there were
the shooting of "Uncle Tormny'' Cure
ton and the beating oZ a policemian,
both in Greenville.
Then yesterday came the two bold
attacks-the one on the train at White
Sulphur and the other on the safes of
two stores in Easley.
In the hold-up at least five rob
berr were engaged. Tphey securled
about $700 and fled in an automobile.
So far the best efforts of all the au
thorities in the sections in which the
violene has been prevalent have re
sulted in the arrest of some four or
ive suspects at White Sulphur and
the sending of Policeman .Johnson, of
Greenville to that town to see if he
can identify any of tn'e men in cus
t6dy. The Greenville authorities sus
pect that one of the prisoners may
be the man who killed Officer Gunnels.
The frequency of tnese violent deeds
in that section of tne Piedmont led
Gov. Please to call on the sheriffs to
swear in posses and scour the coun
try, sparing no effort to apprehend the
"Organize posses immediately and
capture, dead or alive. murderers and
burglars at large and operating in
that vicinity," was the message ad
dressed to the sheriffs of Greenville,
~ickes and Oconee counties. follow
ing a number of crimes and robberies
in that section. Three policemen were
shot in Greenville within two days
and one was beaten up, while a yegg
man made his appearance in Easley.
Now is the time to suibscribe to The
xi / , - 4=
Kate Henderson, Blairs, S. C.
R. F. D.. .............. 5,260
Rena Whitney, Blairs, R. F. D.. 8,032
Mary Hardy, Blairs, R F. D. ..10,654
Nanny Eison, Blairs, R. F. D... 1,000
Frances Jeter, Whitmire, S. C... 1,000
Winnie Henderson Whitmire .... 1,000
Edith Folk, Jalapa .. .. .. ..115,374
Mary Brown, Newberry, R. F. D. 1,430
Marie Wendt, Newberry, R. F. D. 4,447
Essie Wilson, Newberry, R F D..5,260
Willie Riser Chappells, R. F. D. 1,000
Nina J. Atchison, Chappells... 9,060
Maggie Livingston, Newberry, R.
F. D. No. 4.. .......... 1,000
Pearl Schumpert, Newberry, R.
F. D. No. 7.. ..........3,342
Maggie Livingston, City .. .. ..17,224
Lillia Ringer, Pomaria, R F D.. 10,326
Maggie Bobb, City.. ........1,000
Ola Brown, Newberry, R. F. D. 1,000
Clara Gibson, Prosperity, S. C...10,604
Eula Ray Sligh, Pomaria, R F D 1,000
Ida Coleman, Silverstreet.. .. ..12,162
Lucia Hazle, Colemans, S. C... 1,000
Ethel Crumbley, Colemans, S. C. 1,000
Ella Summer, Newberry .. .. ..20,112
Ida Glenn, Saluda, S. C... .. ..4,490
Mattie Glasgow, Jalapa, S. C... 8,463
Miss Laura Eargle.. .. ..-.....2,300
Miss Bell Harmon. .. .. ....101,152
Miss May Lake Silverstreet .... 17,450
"Why Not Take a Trip to
FLORIDA or CUBA?"
They have been brought
within easy reach by the
splendid Through Train Ser
vice of the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
Write for illustrated book
lets, rates or any other infor
mation, which will be cheer
T. C. WHITE,
I ~ Gen.PJass. Agt.
Wilrnington, N. C.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
IN THE DISTRICT COURT.
In re G. M. B. Epting, Bankrupt.
By virtue of an order herein of Hon.
Jxio. .J. Ea'rle, referee in bankruptcy,
consented to by all par'ties in inter
est, the undersigned will sell at pub
lic auctioni before Newberry court
housie, S. C., on March 6, 1911 (sales
day) to the highest bidder therefor s'
All that piece, parcel or lot of land,
upon which is -located a four-room
dwelling, lying and being situate in
the Town of Newberry, State of South
Car(lina, and in that part of said town
known as "Graveltown," bounded by
lots of Guilford Snowder., Dr. James
McIn:osh and land of the Southern
Railway company, fronting sixty-three
feet on street, above de
scribed lot being heretofore known
as th.e ".Josie Jones house and lot."
IUpon the following terms, to wit:
The whole of the purchase money to
be paid cash; and the highest bidder
therefor to deposit one hundred
($100) dollars with the trustee of G.
M. B3. Epting, Bankrupt, within thir
m rinuctes from the time bid is ac
cepted in confirmation of his bid, pur
chaser to pay for cost of drawing deed
to said premises.
Lambert W. Jones,
Trustee of G. M. B. Epting, Bankrupt.
February 2, I911.
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