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VOLUME Lffl, XUKBEB 58. KEWBEBBI, 8. 0, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, tlM A TEAJL
100 PERISH IN
PROPERTY LOSS WILL PROBABLY
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^aiyesrons rrepeny lwsjc-s as
as 1b Storm of 1900?Sea Wall
With large sections of the stormswept
southeastern coast of Texas still
cut off frotn communication, reports
received Wednesday night and early
Thursday place the number known to
have been, killed in tJ':e tropical hurricane
which swept the Texas coast at
more than 100. The property loss was
vaguely estimated in the millions,
some estimates placing the probable
loss as high as $30,0.00,000.
Galveston suffered probably tf:e
heaviest financial loss, but only fourteen
persons are known to have lost
their lives in that city, while at Virginia
Point thirty were killed, and at
Texas City, across the bay from Galveston,
eighteen more lost their lives.
Other points reporting loss of life
Morgan's Point, 11; Sylvan Beach.
3; Houston, 2; Hancock, 7; LaPorte,
76; Port Artfcur, 4; Lynchburg, 3; Seabrook,
Property loss estimates were tvague,
except in a few instances. Some of
the estimates were as follows?
Galveston, $15,000,000; Houston,
$2,000,000; Texas City, $400,000; Port
Arthur, $200,000; Seabrook, $100,000;
Sabine, $100,000; Sabine Pas?, $100,^
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Loss to Cotton Growers.
In addition there was an enormous
loss to cotton growers in the storm
belt. The damage in the oil fields was
estimated at $500,000.
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uaiveston, as m siorm 01 xsvi/,
wf:ich took a toll of more than 8,000
lives, bore the brunt of the hurricane,
which reached its height there at 3
a. m. Tuesday, when the wind reached
a velocity of 92 miles an haur. Five
hundred buildings in Galveston, which
were wrecked, the sea wall damaged
and the causeway connecting that city
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Wltfl cue Uldiiiiauu ?<ts> cut 1U mu.
A Mortage of drinking water has
added to the seriousness of the situation
in Galveston, Texac City and other
coast towns. Food is also reported
scarce and lighting systems and street
cars are out of commission.
The dead includes fourteen soldiers
of the second division of the 'United |
States army, stationed at Galveston,
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State, federal and municipal authorities
in Texas have started measures
Martial rule was in force in Texas
City and Galveston.
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Da-Has, Texas, Aug. 18.?Galveston
has emerged from one of the most
severe storms in the annals of the
Gulf of Mexico, battered and severely
KiirHcmp/l with financial loss, but with
the known loss of life less than a
This summarizes the first definite |
news received from tJ-e .island city'
since the tropical hurricane which
Monday began battering against the
gigantic sea wall which protects the
city from the waters of the gulf. An
accurate estimate o f the property .
damage was not possible tonigiit, but |
those who did venture an estimate say j
that it might reach the proportions of
the storn of 1900, when property val- |
ued at $15,000,000 was swept away.
The first mesenger from tl':e stricken
city reached Houston today and reported
a thousand feet of the sea wall
swept away; the causeway which con-'
nects Galveston with the mainland cut j
into and the city strewn with the'
debris of 500 buildings crushed by the
assaults of wind and tidal waves.
Fires Add to Damage.
Three fires also did great damage
and tfce city is without an adequate
supply of drinking water, the mains
leading to the city's supply wens ai
Alto Loma, 18 miles away, having been
The belated report today says that
the storm reached its zenith at 3
o'clock Monday and the cottages along
the sea wall were crumbled and scattered
into flying timbers. The waters
of the gulf, whipped into fury, tore
* away bits of sea wall until an opening
^ had been dug into the tough cement, |
then the "battle between water ^
and concrete began. Despite the fact
that a tl-ousand feet of the wall was
battered away, Galvesteon attributed
its salvation as' a city to the big dyke
which was built a few years after the
-big storm of 1900. One break 20 feet
wide in front of the Galvez hotel let
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Gay Sections Swept.
All the city's resort batl^ houses and
beach amusements have been swept
away. The Murdoch, the Breakers and
the Surf bath houses, each of whicfin
was a commodious frame structure,
were demolished and heaped upon the j
boulevard in debris. Just back of the ;
beach boulevard from Twenty-first to'
Twenty-sixth streets was a row of,
small si: ops and booths, dancing pa- (
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are reported to have been destroyed, j
To the west and to the east of this
section were pretty summer cottages i
skirting the boulevard, all of which j
are said to have been total losses.
The loss to tl-'e city port facilities j
has been enormous and all kinds of |
craft have suffered. The United States 1
transport IM'cClellan is high aground :
on 'Pelican island, an artificial spot i
north of Galveston just across the ship j
channel.. Many vessels have been cap- j
sized and several reported as de- j
Yesterday tf:e city was placed under j
martial law and after surveying the;
property u a mage tut; majrvsi auuvuuwu
that the city wolud not need to call:
on other communities for financial aid.!
The surprisingly low loss of life
probably is due to the lesson of 1900,
for the population Monday night'
sought refuge in the stronger build-!
ings, wf"ere the disaster of 15 years
ago found the residents sleeping while j
the gale took the lives of 8,000. i
IN ZEPPELIN RAID
Ten Lose Lives as Result of Aerial I
Attack on the Outskirts of
London, Aug. 18.?The outskirts of'
London were raided last nigi':t by Zeppelins.
Several persons were killed.
The damage to property was not important.
Ten persons were killed in
the air raid. One Zeppelin is believed
to have been hit.
The official press bureau statement
"Zeppelins visited the eastern counties
last night and dropped bombs.
Anti-air craft guns were in action and
it is believed that one Zeppelin was
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to the difficult atmospheric conditions,'
tf:e Zeppelins were able to escape.
"Some houses and other buildings, |
including a church, were damaged. ,
"The following casualties have been
recorded: Killed, men 7, women 2. |
children 1; injured, men 15, women!
18. children 3.
"All the above were civilians." |
UMs is a fine time to use the split
log drag. You will want good roads
during the winter and the use of the
spMt log dras: now while the roads are '
?r> fnr it.S 11SP> will be !
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worth a whole lot for the winter roads, i
Mr. Chas. E. Summer has just re-!
turned from Richmond, iVa., reporting
a great time in thjit rich and i.ospita- j
ble city. His brother Mr. Geo. W.
Summer, went on the New York.
YILLIA WILLING TO ACCEPT
Washington, Aug. 18.?Gen. Villa's
reply to the Pan-American appeal for
a peace conference among the Mexi-!
can factions was received at tfce Villa j
agency today and will be presented to
Secretary Lansing tomorrow. It is
understood to accept the offer of the
conferees to aid in rtstoring government
in Mexico. ,
The first answer to the appeal to'
reach the state departmen came today
from Gen. Cantu, Villa givernor. of
Lower California. It is said to be
favorable and in line with that of Gen.!
Just as the"*mother and fcer small
son left the neighbor's house, where
they had been calling, the hostess j
handed tfce little fellow a banana.
"What do you say, dear?" admonished
"I'll be back again later," said the
THE GERMANS TAKE
FORTRESS OF KOVNO
PLACES GRAND DIKE'S A KMT in
Road to Vilna, Warsaw and Petrograd
Railroad Now Thrown Open
London, Aug. 18.?Kovno, one of the
crucial points in the Russian defensive
in the nortf\ was captured by the
Germans last night, and the road to
Vilna, Warsaw and Petrograd railroad
is now open to Emperor William's
troops. The capture of the fortress
was another triumph for the German
16-inch guns, which f:ave been brought
against no fortifications they can not
With the fortress of Kovno the Germans
have taken more than 400 guns,
and, according to their account, an
enormous quantity of war material.
This, I":owever, is not the most seri
ous part of the matter to the Russions.
Besides opening the way to
Vilna, which is an open town, from
which most of the inhabitants have
departed and from wl:ich everything
that might be of use to the invaders
has been removed, the fall of the fortress
takes away the last protection,
except the Russian field army, to ti':e
main /line railway to Petrograd, and
!>1cn nbpoe ftprmans in a nosit.lon
to threaten the flanks of the Russian
armies retiring to the Brest-Litovsk
line and those operating in Southern
Expected Fall of Kovno.
Grand Duke Nicholas apparent1.}* expected
the fall of Kovno, for his armies
are hastening their retirement in Poland
eastward. They still hold their
own from Kovno to souC'i of Ossowetz,
but south of there they are being
pressed from the northeast by Gens.
Von Scholz and von Gallwith, and
from the west by Archduke Leopold,
who has crossed tJ':e Big river and is
approaching the Best-Litvosk and
It is the same in the south, where
Gen. von Mackensen, after many rebuffs,
finally has driven the fM'uscovites
into their outer positions of tl:e
fortress of Brest-Litovsk.
For the first time since he began to
retire from Western Galicia in May
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Grand L>uKe .Mcnoias, in me opinion
of military observers, finds part of his
army in serious danger of envelopment.
The Russian commander con?
tinues an orderly retreat as shown by
the fact that outside of the guns taken
witla the fortress of Kovno or captured
in the forts of Xovogeorgievsk, two
mnra of whir?h have* fallen, the G-er
mans claim no capture of artillery. It
would appear also tftat few prisoners
have been taken, which doubtless
means that a considerable part of the
Austro-Germans in their most recent
advance fcave not met with serious
uniy ,?aie nun.
With Kovno in German hands and
another German army across the Bug
south of Brest-Litovsk, a speedy exit,
according to military observers, is the
only safe one for the Russians if they
are to escape before the second set of
pincers prepared for them are closed.
W!:ile fighting to crush the Russian
army the Germans are finding time for
minor activities in other fields. Last
night they carried out their 17th air
raid on England, ivisiting eastern coun- ,
ties, where tliey dropped bombs1 which
according to the official communication
killed 10 and injured 36 civilians. In
the last raid the admiralty reports that
it believes one Zeppelin was damaged.
'A dispatch from Holland today reported
that another quarter of dirigibles
was on their way over to Eng
land, but nothing further has been i
heard^of tf:em. Tonight it was clear,
and it is probable that the airship
commanders, believing it likely that
their craft would be discovered by the
Rritish air natrnl. have turned back.
Last night was dark and misty.
German submarines have been busy
and during tfce day the sinking of three
British and three neutral steamers and
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<t trawier uas uctrxi i cywi ten.
As an offset to the German successes
in the east the French official communication
reports further gains for ..
the French troops in the Vosges, wfiile i
Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, commander of >
the allied forces on the Gallipoli penin-j
sula, announces an advance b>y the new
force of allied troops which landed at
Suvia Bay, and the repulse of a Turkish
attack against ti e right flank of
'ine Turns, nowever, say mai au
British attacks were repulsed. Any
progress made by the British at ?Suvla
Bay, would, according to the military
experts, be important, as it would
threaten t)':e Turks facing the Australians
down the coast, and, like the
other operations against Turkey, have
an influence on the Balkan States,
wnicn seemingly are apout 10 aeciae
which set of belligerents they will
join. Serbia probably will make l er
reply this week to tht suggestion of
the entente ministers, that she cede
Macedonia to Bulgaria. Opinion is
divided in Serbia as to what the reply
should be, but ifc is expected here that
II win ue lavuiauic.
TO OFFER REWARDS.
Got. Harris Says Every Effort will Be
Made to Convict Leo Frank's
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 18.?Plans for investigating
the abduction and lynching
of Leo M. Frank went forward
steadily today. Governor Harris stater
that a thorough inquiry would be
ma Hp and tf'a t rewards would be of
fered for the arrest and conviction of
the men who took Frank from the
State prison at Milledgeville and
hanged him near Marietta.
"I am inexpressibly shocked," said
omwornrtr "TVii'o affair nlanftd
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a bio: upon the fair name of our State
ti at can never be wiped out. The
lynching will be probed to the bottom
and every effort within my power will
be made to bring the guilty member of
the mob to justice. At the proper time
I will offer rewards for the arrest and
conviction of the men, and I will urge
the jadge, the solicitor and the sheriff
to make dilisent efforts to apprehend
Governor Harris will have a conference
with the three members of the
State prison commission tomorrow
morning. All of the commissioners
were in Warden. Smith's home the
night Frank was taken away. It is
not unusual for them to be there on
Monday and Monday night,^ as they
make weekly inspections of the
That the prison commission would
not maxe an inquiry was further indicated
today when another member,
E. L. Rainey, stated that he did not
think any one connected with the
orison was to blame. The prison com
mission has absolute powers in handling
prison affairs and in the conference
tomorrow tJie commissioners will
act only in an advisory capacity.
FREDERICK HARMON DEAD.
Was One of Best Known Farmers of
News and Courier.
Columbia, Aug. 18.?Frederick Harmon,
aged about 70, one of the best
known farmers of Richland county, an
extensive land-holder, and a Confederate
veteran, died this morning at
19-in rv'Hnrk after an illness of some
months. TT:e funeral services and burial
services will be at St. John's Lutheran
church, Lexington county, tomorrow
morning at 11:30 o'clock.
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Bodies of Women and Children
Picked Up in Street?Trare*
Pueblo, Mexico, Aug. 12 (via1 New
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pie are starving in Mexico City and
bodies of women and children are daily
being picked cp in the streets tfcere,
according to a Red Cross agent who
arrived here today from the capital.
Traveling between Mexico City and
Vera Cruz is regarded as dangerous
as the railroad lines are infested with
bands of Zapata followers. Almost
/*ov ? +r-a in Irmriod with Car
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ranza troops is blown, up. Of tbe
many foreigners in the capital who
wish to leave (hardly a dozen have
come out. Raids by bandits opposed
to Carranza are still active ,i# Ver.a
Cruz State. Their boldness &aa
aroused anxiety that the railroad to
Mexico may be cut.
NEWS OF POMARIA.
W. 0. W. Picnic August 26?Hon. R, A.
Cooper to Make One of the
Special to The Herald and News.
Fomaria, Aug. iy.?Messrs. tira^am
and Kinard wish to thank all who
aided in any way to make the 'cue
given here last Friday a success and
assure them it was all appreciated.
They realized a nice purse.
TMia rtVtoin era n or i<s domnirnr near hprp
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anl is working on "Folks" hill, wliich
is being laid about six inches deep
with rock and sand. The community
is furnishing the team to haul the
sand, and I must say I have never seen
a community get together and help
more in my life. Hundreds of loads
of sand and rock l:ave been hauled.
We wish to thank every one who has
helped, and those who were kind
enough to give the sand and rock. We
also wish to thank our supervisor for
doing t):is long and much needed work.
This work will no doubt last for many
years <jo come.
There was a large crowd who took
advantage of the excursion rates to
Columbia. Others who intended going
came to the depot and after waiting
several hours went'back home.
Dr. Jno. B. Setzler and Mr. .Scurry
of Newberry spent some time in Pomaria
the first of tfte week.
Mr. Lige Griffin and IMT. and Mrs.
Ernest Stansell of Belton came down
in a car and spent several <iays with
Mr. G. D. Young's family.
Mr. i.Ed Roberts and Mr. Albert McMicken
of Montecello spent several
days with Mr. W. D. Hatton's family
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boland spend Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. Boland's
father in the tMt. Pilgrim section.
Mrs. Z. T. Pinner and son Beman
have returned from Horse Shoe, X. C.,
where they l:ave been for about six
weeks on a visit to Mrs. Pinner's
Miss Lena Young of Whitmire has
returned home from a visit to Mr. G.
D. Young's family.
Mrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh has returned
from a few days' stay in Prosperity.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. J. Hentz have
gone to Whitmire for a few days'
visit. Little Sara -Setzler went with
Miss Alice Hartman of Prosperity is
visiting relatives in the community.
Miss Katye Graham of the New Hope
section is visiting relatives here.
Miss Ruth Young of Newnan, Ga., is
the guest of Miss Lurline 'Aull for a
|Mrs. Lilla Eddy of Newberry is
spending several days here visiting
Mrs. Sumter Logon, Mrs. a. m. seizler
and daughter, Mable, have gone to
Iva for a few days.
Miss Susie Owens of Clinton returned
home, after spending several
days f:ere visiting relatives!
Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Feagle of near
Nearberry spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mr. Geo.'B. Aull.
Miss Marie Koon has gone to Chapin
for several days' visit.
Mr. Clarence Epting has finished his j
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contract in d3.sg urni auu is oi i
for a rest up.
I.Vi'iss Estelle Kibler of Newberry is
visiting Aliss Grace -Shealy.
Don't forget the W. 0. W. picnic,
which will be next Thursday, the 26th.
Hon. R. A. Cooper of Laurens, Rev.
Jno. 0. Wilson, president of Lander
college, Greenwood, and Head Clerk
R. S. Wood of Chester and Hon. A. F.
Lever are the speakers on the prosram.
which starts at 10 o'clock. You
may expect something good from each
of these. The committee was certainly
fortunate in securing tfbe gentlemen
as speakers on this day.
Mr. Robt. I. Stuck, just north of
here, who has been so critically ill for
the last week, is just a little better
at this writing. We hope for him a
Rev. S. C. Ballentine will hold a
young people's meeting here in tfce
! Lutheran church on next Saturday
o4. Q.sfl rt'niock and wishes a
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full attendance of all the young peo!
I There will be holy communion at
j the Lutheran churdfr here on thfe fifth
j Sunday in this month, at 11 o'clock, to
which all are invited to attend. All
the members are requested to attend.1
FRANK DIES VICTIM
OF MURDEROUS HOB
CARRIED TO SPOT NEAR MARIETTA
AND HANGED TO TREE. /
Former Judge Restrains Crowd From
iTiuuiauu^ uvuj xtcmaius Art?
Taken to Atlanta.
Fitzgerald, Ga., Aug. 17.?Governor
Xat ;E. Harris, who came i-ere early
today to attend the annual reunion of
Confederate Veterans, announced that
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ue win return lunigni 10 Auania lor
the purpose of aiding the prison commission
in an investigation of the
lynching of Leo M. Franl:.
"The people are entitled to all the
facts in the case," said the governor,
"and T nrrvnrvsp to spp that thev shall
have them." He said that a thorough
inquiry will be made.
Body iTaken to Brooklyn.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 18.?The body of
Leo M. Frank, under a heavy police
guard, was placed aboard a Southern
railway train, which departed at 12:01
LUia liiuimiig. nit; mucidi
party, including Mrs. Frank and several
Atlanta friends of tibe family,
wfao will accompany the body to
Brooklyn, also was guarded carefully
by the police until the train left the
Story of the Lynching.
Marietta, Ga., Aug. 17.?Leo M.
'Frank is dead, a victim of mob law.
Shortly before 7 o'clock this morning
hs was Ibanged to an oak tree in a
woods two miles east of here, after
having been removed from the Georgia
prison farm one hundred miles away
, late last night ^"y a band of about 25
men. Tnus enaed tne career or tne
I man who for two years fcad maintained
his innocence of the murder of IM&ry
Frank, on his ride to death, was
clothed in a silk night shirt, with tfhe
letters "L. M. F." embroidered over
his heart. When found today a white
handkerchief !:ad been placed over his
ffina ond o nf hrfiWn Mrtth hrtnnrt
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around his limbs. His hands were
bracketed before him and his feet were
bound with a piece of rope. The
hangman's knot lay against fci3 right
Discovery of *' e body was made at
8:30 this morning by searching parties,
which had been organized after Frank^i
removal irom tne prison iarm uecamw
known. The news spread with ligfctning-like
rapidity and within half an
hour hundreds of people, including
scores of women and children, from
Marietta and the surrounding countryside
began to arrive to view it. This
continued until Coroner Booth arrived
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Judge Appeals to Crowd,
Objection was made by some, to tiie
coroner's announcement that the body
^ould be cut down at once and taken
to "Marietta. Cries of "Don't move the
Jew's body till we- shoot it full of
holes," were heard.' Then former Superior
Judge 'N.^A.: Morris, of Cobb .
county, appealed to^ the crowd.
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"Let mere Be no iuro-er viuicutc,
he pleaded. "The work of the mob is
done. Leo M. Frank has given his life
for the crime he is alleged to have
committed. Do not mutilate the body.
Let it be sent to !':is mother. I appeal
to your better judgment and I
ask all who agree with the course T
suggest to raise their right hands."
For a moment the crowd seemed to
hesitate as the speaker concluded.
Then simultaneously r;ands appeared
everywhere. A moment later the swish
of a knife cut the rope that held
Frank's body suspended three feet
above the* ground. It was quickly
placed in an undertaker's wagon and
started to Marietta. Two score auto
mobiles loaded witn people immediately
Body Put in Automobile.
Officials evidently feared the earlier
mood of the crowd might return and
some form of ivengeance result. To
avoid this possibility, the body hur
riedly was taken from the undertaker's
wagon at the edge of Marietta,
placed in an automobile with former
Judge Morris and hurried to Atlanta, *
% With tfce departure of the "body the excitement
that had stirred the. town
rapidly diminished. The dense crowds
that had filled the streets during the