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WRECK ENDANGERS MANY LIVES
Southern's Fast Train Derailed Near
Barnwell-As if by Miracle, No
Casualties Attend Ditching.
Barnwell, April 13.-Special Train
No. 31, the Southern railway's pa
latial vestibule train from Washing
ton, D. C., to Jacksonville, Fla., which
Is scheduled to pass Barnwell at 9.57
a. m., was derailed this morning
about about five miles from town and
now lies a wreck amid a tangle of
twisted rails, splintered cross-ties,
broken trucks and girders. The
wreck was caused by the spreading of
By what seems a miracle, none of
the passengers was seriously hurt,
mervousness from the shock appar
ently being the only untoward result
experienced by them in what could
have been the most serious wreck in
pointi of casualties in the history of
this division of the road.
As soon as an engine could be run
te the wreck, the passengers were
carried to Blackville in one of the
two Pullman cars remaining on the
track. It was impossible to learn any
of their names when the News and
Courier correspondent reached the
wreck about two hours after it oc
Two Badly Hurt, Says Porter.
Inquiries as to the condition of the
passengern elicited but one reply from
the trainmen, that "no one was se
riously hurt." A porter, however,
who had his knee injured, stated that
two ladies were right badly hurt and
a little child had a gash cut in its
forehead. They were passengers in
the day coach, who had for the most
part to be taken out of the window.
A scene of indescribable confusion
met the eyes of those who went to the
wreck. The train was travelling at
the rate of 40 or 50 miles an hour
when thea tender struck the spreading
rails and left the track, the cars pil
ing up behind it, and after running a
few yards the entire train, with the
iexception of the engine and the two
Pullman cars, was ditched.
In Every Direction.
The engine broke loose and ran
about 100 yards down the track, with
its two rear wheels on the ties; the
mail car jumped entirely over the ten
der and landed on its side, about 40
feet from the track, in an open field.
The ex press car was next and landed
upright, about 30 feet away. The bag
gage car lay crosswise the track,
rwhile one end of the white day coach
was buried several feet in the ground
breaking the glass in the vestibule,
tearing up the seats and otherwise
damaging it. How the passengers
escaped serious injury Is a mystery.
The dining car was next and it also
fared badly, being almost turned over.
Two Pullman cars attached to the
rear remained on the track with the
exception of the front trucks of the
forward car. The truer~s of all the
cars, except the dining car and the
two Pullmans, were stripped off and
some of them buried four feet in the
ground, along with a mass of other
wreckage. In one place the roadbed
was swept clean, twisted rails and
broken pieces of cross-.ied being on
Clearing Track-Train Detoured.
A wrecking train was hurried to the
scene as quickly as possible and soon
the work of clearing the track was
in progress. It is thought that the
fwreck will be cleared away enough
by midnight to enable trains to pass.
Train No. 32, the fast train to the
North, went over the Seaboard Air
Line tracks this afternoon via Den
mark. The wrecked train was not
crowded and this may in part account
for the fact that no one was killed.
At this season of the year the travel
is mostly northwards.
The wreck of today brings to mind
one that occurred within 200 yards of
the same place in 1891, when a pas
senger train was derailed and went
down a high embankment, killing: one
passenger and badly injuring several
others. This happened on the Caro
lina Midland railroad, since bought
and operated by the Southern. The
scene of today's wreck was a com
paratively ievel place.
Nine Slightly Injured.
Washington, April 13.-Nine per
sons were slightly injured today,
when Southern Railway train No. 31,
the Southeastern Limited, from Wash
ington to Jacksonville, was derailed
near Barnwell, S. C., today. All the
coaches but the rear Pullman left the
rails. The accident Is iaid to a brok
en flange. According to advices re
ceived at the headquarters of the
Southern railroad, the following were
injured: Mrs. Alice Hard, Allendale,
S. C.; C. C. Farris, Winston-Salem,
N. C.; Mrs. Etta G. Horn, Chattanooga,
Assistance From Columbia.
Columbia, April 13.--A wrecking
train with surgeons, and later a spe
cial train to take away the passen
These are the best D
on the market. Your
satisfied. Call and lei
We have just received a cark
we are selling at bargain prices.
coming. Our Flour stock is
ers, was rushed from Columbia to
ay to the scene of the wreck nearI
arnwell. Engineer MVcAlister liv
s here. He was reported not hurt.
fficial notification of the wreck was
eceived here. North-bound trains
ere delayed on account of the wreck.
ERE ROOff-MATES AT COLLEGE.
r. S. C. Baker, of Sumter, Writes
Governor About W. T.
Columbia, April 15.-A psychologi- 'o
al study is presented by one of the 2o
lading physicians of South Carolina
i the W. T. Jones case. Dr. S. C.
aker, of Sumter, writing to Gover
or Blease in behalf of the wealthy
nion county farmer, whose case is
ow both before the chief executive iNo. ,
nd the supreme court asks is it pos
ible for the man so to have changed
s the newspaper accounts would
ave one believe? When Dr. Baker
oomed with W. T. Jones at Davidson
ollege, according to Dr. Baker's let
tr, Jones was a kind-hearted youth. INo. 2
r. Baker says that often Jones would
tlk to a group of children, in lieu of
tking part in other things that might
ore be expected of a young man of
9 or 20 years of age. That Jones car
ied candy in his pockets for the lit
le children, of whom he was so fond,
s the statement made by Dr. Baker
in his letter to Governor Blease.
Dr. Baker says 'he knows nothing of
he merits of the case, but that he
aturally feels an interest in Jones IE. H
ecause of having gone to college with
im. He feels that it is passin.g
trange that the man should have so
hanged as to become a wife murder
er. Dr. Baker says that Jones had .......
any friends, like all of us, but that --.------___
e was above all erse kind-hearted.
hat the man may have done bad
hings in everyday life, is Dr. Baker's
pinion, but that he should be a wife
urderer is beyond his conception of
he young man whom he kn'ew at Dav
dson in the college days.
This letter from Dr. Baker is one Pri*
f the many that has come to Gover
or Blease. It took quite a few Book o
tamps to send the package of papers "Why son
to Judge Memminger, when the peti- search of I
tions were forwarded. Acting Cor
In the niext few da:s it is expected the U. S. E
the supreme court will decide the ap
eal from Judge Gruber's order, re-I
using a new trial in this case on the1I
round of after-discovered evidence.
his is the third time the case has
s, Disc and
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ad of "High Point Buggies" which
We also have a large shipment
always complete and prices the
:al and be convinced.
--An establishment netting owner
$2,500.00 from lessee. If man
aged by owner will net $5,000.00.
O-ne of the oldest and best mercan
tile establishments in a small bank
ing town near Newberry. Best
reasons for going out of business.
~-One of the best improved farms in
in thRe county. Netting 15 per
cent. on the investment.
re Newberry Insurance
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Aull, Pres. Paul S. Halfacre, Mgr.
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If so, see us. Ouri
$5.00 to $20 1
our acres froi
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tenant houses, well and oi
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venient to the college an
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improvements. Ask for
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convenient homes in the <
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800 O'NealllSt. -Store
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From the fact that ev
gets a square deal or no
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Hours 9 to 1. forenoon; 4 to 8 after
E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton, Me.,
boldly accuses Buckienl's Arnica Salve
of stealing--the sting from burns or
scalde~ -the pain from sores of all
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prices ra om
)O per acre and
M 10 to 900.
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iles out from Newberry.
improvements. This is
n for any ono desiring a
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ie more money trading with
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E. Peham & Son's._____
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