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SEVERAL 1 VITREI) IN WRECK.
Bad Smashun on Northwestern Railroad?
Cars Fall in Diteh.
Sumter, Aug. 24.?A Xorti. western
Railroad of South Carolina mixed train
was wrecked about five miles out of j
Sumter shortly after 11 o'clock this j
morning, and four white persons and |
several negroes were badly injured.
Probably the worst injured was Capt.
John D. Bowen, in charge of the train.
He sustained a bad scalp wound and
it is thought at least one rib is broken.
Mrs. Moody of Horatio suffered a broken
collar bone. Mr. Mercer, a linemaD
for the Western Union, suffered a
flesh wound on ft is arm. L. S. Jennings
of Sumter was badly bruised
about the head. Tom Taylor, a negro,
one of the oldest employes of the
^Northwestern, was bruised about the j
head and his leg was badly mashed j
The wreck occurred near White's j
siding, a flag stop about five miles out j.
towards Cam<ien, to wi:icn point tne 11
train was bound. The exact cause of j
the wreck is not known, but it is i
thought that it was caused b'y a broken j (
k truck under one of the freight cars, j (
The train was made up of three box 1,
cars, an oil car, a white passenger car j
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ctiiU ct cuiuuiuaixuix liegi u aiiu ua^5a^ i
car. Everj* one of the cars left the I
track and turned over sideways into
tf:e'"ditch. Only'the engine remained
standing on the track. The roadway
"was torn up for about 200 yards, and '
it is doubtful if any more trains can
be run over the line for at least two or
three days. The cars are probably too
badly demolished for further use, be- ;
ing old anyway.
Soon after the news of the wreck j
Reached the city a special train was dis- j,
patched to tfre scene to bring in the i
wounded. J. N. Bradham, a farmer,!
who lives near the scene of the wreck, j
was the first spectator to reach the'
overturned train, and assisted the wo-!
men passengers in climbing out of the '
coach, and, with otfrers who had come
up in the meantime, helped earn- them
tn a nearbv farm house. He savs that i'
"when he went to Capt. Bowen's assist- J
anc'e, the conductor urged him to go j'
* to the assistance of tl:e women and '
leave him till the last. 75apt. Bowen | *
is very popular here and his many i
friends heard of his misfortune this j1
morning with a great deal of regret.!1
Several years ago. before coming to !
Sumter to take charge of this run, he j
was badly injured in a wreck on t e '
WON'T BE SEIZED .
Only That Intended for Enemy Desti-|
nation?Not Terr Definite.
"Washington, Aug. 24.?Cotton cargoes
for neutral countries will not be
confiscated under the recent decree of,
the allies declaring cotton contraband i i
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those countries. This assurance was ;'
een cotton sbi^rers today in a state-1.
nt issued froai the British em-;
'he statement reads:
It is a misappre ension to suppose ^
i that the declaration of cotton to t?e i,
contraband of cotton to neutral;'
consignment of cotton to neutral
countries which are proved to be ex;
clusively destined for the normal con- 1
sumption of those countries. The em
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IDassy Has no auinomy, nowever, to
give an assurance as to the immunity !
of particular shipments, but under the '
procedure of international law relat- J
mg to absolute contraband, evidence of '
ultimate enemy destination will be
necessary to the condemnation of cot- 1
ton as lawful prize."
The declination of the British em
fcassy to give any pledge as to what
l be done with any particular cotF
?S%hipment is understood to be based
L upon the fact that it will be for the
i^ome authority to determine what is
I the normal consumption of the neukttL
country to which the cotton is
consigned. Warships probably will .
continue to stop cotton ships to make (
pure of the neutral destination of the .
( cargoes and their cases may be sent J
n to the prize court.
P No formal notice has yet been served ,
upon t):e state department of the issue
nf rrmtro'harir? Hpfrpp if i<3 py
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pecfcd that the department will take .
notice of its publication in the official
journals of London, Paris and Petrograd.
Nothing has been done yet towards
preparing a protest against the
Bit was indicated at the state department
today that objection would be
Mnade to the requiremeni unaer me con- 1
Hraband order that American cotton j
Mff:.ippers assume the burden of proof,
R:hat their cargoes would not ev?r*tual
preach Germany and Austria, and |
K| in amount they were not in ex-!
of the normal consumption of the?
Hkl country to which they are con
PI. It was explained that this!
object was sought as to all j
s of goods, including cotton, "byj
the orders in council, to which the
department has objected.
This will be sought in a note to
Great Britain on neutral trade now in j
course of preparation. j
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Coroner's Inquest Brings No ResultsMoment
of Tension During
Marietta, Ga., Aug. 24.?There was
just one tense moment during the cor-!
oner's inquiry here today into U-e (
lynd ing of Leo M. Frank. The jury
rendered a verdict of death at the j
hands "of parties unknown," but it
seemea ai one iiuie liieie migut ue a
disclosure whicn would materially
have altered this finding.
The trail of the lynching party was
nearly reached when J. A. Benson, a
Marietta merchant, testified that he
drove by the oak tt icket while the cars
of the "vigilance committee" were
parked outside and presumably while
the hanging was under way. Mr. Benson
went so far as to say that he saw one!
or two of the men in the party step
out of the cars in which trey had rid-,
den, dust-covered, from the prison farm
Had His Doubts.
The witness frankly stated that he :
had a pretty strong "suspicion" of
what was taking place, for he had read
in the morning paper of Frank's abduction
from MiDedgeville, and f'.ad
been told by "Bill" Frey, further up
the road, that several automobiles had
just "whizzed by" and "it looked like
something was doing in the way of
L 1 CI 11IV. ,
As Benson unfolded the story the
members of the jury and the several
hundred spectators, most of tfcem
shirt-sleeved or overalled, bent forward
to hear his every word. There
was no sound in the big superior court
room save the voice of Acting SoliciTz-khn
T IVvrftPv framing the inter
rogations and that of Benson in reply.
Both men spoke earnestly and scarce
above a whisker.
ere had been a pause of several
seconds in the examination when Air.
Dorsev turned to the witness and very
slowly asked: i
"You say you saw at least one of
the men step from one of the automobiles
that had turned off the main
road at the Frev gin?"
Benson moved a little nervously in
"Yes, sir," he replied.
The acting prosecutor paused and
1 "Who was he?"
"I d-:- not know."
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mere was an auuiu.e reiaxaium in
ill parts of the court room.
"You did not recognize anybody?"
Mr. Fenson explained tf at he did not
:arry in the vicinity of the thicket.
u nt "^rove right by at a good rate of
Tt ere were other witnesses examined
ana city and county officials
f'ere csnea ro me siana 10 icu tn
their efforts to learn the identity of
the lynching party. But when the
testimony was all in there was absolutely
nothing to guide the jury to
any other verdict than tlve one which
tvas reached in less than three minutes
The next step in the Frank inquiry j
is expected to be taken when the
?rand jury meets at Marietta Sep-,
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leiuuer X. J UUgc I auucuu w vut
Blue Ridge circuit court will deliver
i special charge and Solicitor General
Herbert C. Clay will take charge of
BAR FRA5K PICTURES.
Atlanta Authorities Forbid Exhibition;
of Lynching Movies.
Atlanta Ca Aue. 23.?Exhibitions
Df moving pictures of the body of Leo |
M. Frank as it swung from the limb |
of a tree near Marietta on August 17,
were stopped fa ere today by the police.
Chief of Police IMayo, on learning that!
pictures were being shown at a local j
HiAn + nw nurn.-irtin or cllnw tVlO K/~vHV !
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and scenes at the place of the lynching
and in Marietta and Atlanta subsequent
to the finding of Frank's body,
dispatched a detail of officers to the
ITnnsoc HawtrftrPd hv Flflmfs
?Youth Meets Death.
Anderson, Aug. 25.?Fire at Williamston
about 2 o'clock this mornin?
destroyed three houses and caused the
deata of Roy Hand, the 12-year-old son j
of Pat Hand. The Anderson fire department
was summoned, but could
give no aid, tf:ere being no waterworks
in Williamston and the department
not being equiped with a pump.
In spite of this, however, the fire was
finally controlled, but not before it had
destroyed three houses, according to a
statement by Mayor Cooler about 3
The first news came to Anderson in
the form of a telept one appeal to send
the fire department. At that time the
flames were said to be threatening the
old Williamston college buildings and
also the business section of the town.
The fire started in the two-storv
home of Pat Hand. Here Roy Hand.
12-year-old son of t^e owner, was cut!
off on an upper floor, and perisi ed in
the flames. His bo ly has not been recovered,
but he is known to haVe lost
From the Hand house the fire i
spread to the one-story residence of
i.'rs. Wallace, who is now in Hendersonville,
N. C. From this "Hie ^_e
caugl t the old Sadler hotel, owned by
Mrs. Wallace, but operated by Mrs.
At z: 4U tms morning, according iu ,
Mayor Cooley, the fire was still burn-;
ing, but there was apparently no dan- j
ger that it would extend to the college
buildings or the business district.
VTAR WITH GERMAN* ;
Time for Deeds 14 is come, Severing
of Diplomatic Relations Not
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 21.?Theo- j
dore Roosevelt today issued this statement:
"T sp? fi' iK in the naners.
that the German answer to our last
note, that is, the sinking of the Arabic
by a German submarine and the consequent
murder of certain American
citizens will be adequately met by the
administration dismissing Bernsto'rff j
and severing diplomatic relations with
Germany. I earnestly hope the ad- i
ministration will not take this view,
in tin. titrm 1 he a frpsh sacrifice
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of American honor and interest. :
"The president's note to Germany in i
February last was an excellent note, |
if only it i.ad been lived up to. But
every subsequent note has represented
nothing but weakness and timidity on
our side and the sinking of the Lusi-!
tania.and of the Arabic, the attacks on
tbe Gulflisht and Falatoa and all the
similar incidents that have occurred
represent the arrogant answers which
tf:is weakness has inspired. Germany
will care nothing for the mere sev-!
erance of diplomatic relations.
"The time for words on the part of
this nation has long passed; and it is
inconceivable to American citizens
who c.aim to be inheritors of the traditions
of Washington and Lincoln that
our government representatives shall
not see that the time for deeds lb as
nftmo TR7Vio+ Vioo inof nr>n.ii rTOrl l'e O
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fresh and lamentable proof of the unwisdom
of our pople in not having insisted
upon tihe beginning of active
military preparedness 13 months ago."
It Happened at Chappells.
Mrs. Annie O'Dell of Whitmire has
been visiting relatives here.
Mrs. W. P. Allen and Miss Katie
Eetts spent Wednesday in Greenwood.
Mr. Culbreath, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Cromley and Miss Eleanor Coleman
made a trip to Stomp's Springs in Mr.
Mr. W. A. Webb spent Wednesday
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?>uperv.sor uangiora or aaiuaa ana
Mr. Tom Long of Batesburg and little
son spent Wednesday with Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Connelly.
Mrs. Mamie Connelly of Ninty Six
spent the week-end with Mrs. George
Mi. W. R. Smith, Sr., spent Wednesday
Mrs. Oze Allen and children of Bish
opville are visiting Mr. and lMrs. w.
Mrs. M. E. Culhert and daughter,
Miss Margaret, of Charleston are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hamilton.
Dr. F. E. Boazman has been spending
a few days in Edgefield.
Mr. and Mrs. Ceo. T. Reid and little
Miss Janies McSwain have returned
from Montreal, where they have been
for several months.
ivirs. ivi. j. jrearst; auu uauguici, .mao
Willie, of Columbia have returned
home, after spending several weeks
with Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Derrick.
Mr. and Mrs. William Connelly of
Ninety Six spent a few days w-ith relatives
Messrs. Mauldin Watkins and William
Keith of Greenwood spent Sunday
with their parents.
Mrs. Henry Adams of Newberry is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L. W&tkins.
(Mrs. Mack Stevens and Mr. Betts of j
Cambridge spent Sunday with their;
brother. Mr. Louis Betts.
Mr. Henry Adams and his mother of:
Newberry spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Watkins.
Th ? friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.!
Watkins will be grieved to know that
thA?r littlp srm is not imnrovins: fast. !
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Berry Cave the
deepest sympathy of their many
friends in the loss of their little Lizzie,
who died of appendicitis Saturday in
I Greenwood hospital and was buried at
i Bethany cemetery Sunday, in Saluda
| UNITED STATES WAITS
FOR OFFICIAL TIDINGS
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Lives Until Report is
Washington, Aug. 22.?Judgment
still is suspended by the United States
cn the torpedoing of the liner Arabic
with a loss of two American ::ves.
Until official information is received
there will be no statement of
the government's position and high
officials will not discuss fl e subject.
Secretary Lansing today dismissed interviewers
with a negative answer
when asked If additional reports had
been received from Ambassador Page.
It was understood that the all important
report awaited 'before the
United States determines whether Germany
has committed a "deliberately
unfriend1}*" act is expected from Am
ba-^ador Gerard at Berlin.
Belated statements of American |
survivors apparently have left no i
doubt t* at the Arabic, with Americans i
on board, was torpedoed without warn-I
ing. The question now is whether
Germany will claim that manoeuvre- i
ing of the ship just before she was ,
attacked led the submarine command- |
er to believe she was attempting a
> ostile act.
In addition to such brief information
as he has cabled, Ambassador Page is
said to have mailed a long report, including
affidavits of American survivors.
President Wilson remained at the
White House today only long enougfc
to eat his meals. He showed a desire
to get away from his usual surroundings
and to avoid discussions of toe
sinking of the Arabic. During the
morning he attended church. Afterwards
he went for a motor ride and
later rode again. He saw no callers.
The president will decide tomorrow i
whether a cabinet meeting will be'
cailed for Tuesday, but tonignt it;
seemed improbable that toe cabinet
members would be summoned before
final reports on the Arabic disaster
are received. Secretary Lansing, AtI
torney General Gregory and Postmaster
General Burleson were the only
members in the city today, though
m rvc t + Vi n r*tVior? rvffi nnrc
iiiuot ysi LUV yiuvi viiiLVi o
could reach Washington in 24 hours.
Telegrams received at the White
House bearing on the Arabic expressed
varying opinions. Some of the senders
advised drastic action, others counseled
patience, and virtually all expressed
confidence in the president.
Qovora nr>o nf rlinlnmaf ir> rplatirmc
with Germany is being discussed as the i
step tf:at would follow determination j
that the sinking of the Arabic was de- i *
liberately unfriendly. Whether such j
an action would be taken without first!
consulting congress is a matter of!
speculation. Some identified with the j
Hammisiranon Deneve inai congress i
should be called together before any-;1
thing is done that might lead to war.! s
COTTON QUESTION t
Potest to England Expected to Fol- f
low President's study of Try- t
Washington, Aug. 22.?President e
Wilson will take up this week the sit- c
uation resulting from the placing of r
cotton on tf:e contraband list by Great a
Britain. As a result of his study of
the situation his protest is expected to be
sent forward to London. c
W P d Hardin?. Southern member 1
of the federal reserve board, who investigated
the cotton situation for the 1
board last January, during discussion i
of the plan to have tfte board act as 15
the central committee in the adminis- 3
tration of $135,000,000 cotton loan s
fund, will confer with the president *
Representative Lever, chairman or 1
the house committee on agriculture,
with a committee of cofton growers,
was to fcave seen the president tomorrow,
but the engagement was cancelled
'because during a conference with the i
president last week Mr. Lever beoame
convinced that the government pianned I
to do everything possible to relieve the <
In a certain camp a battalion was 3
being instructed in "how to take a \
convoy through an open country." One
company was told off to represent a I (
convoy, the mon being instructed that j 1
they were to represent horses, cows,' r
and wagons. j?
After being halted a short time the i i
advance signal was given and the con- j 1
voy moved on. but the major noticed c
that one man continued to lie down, c
and aallonins: up to him in a rage, j
said: "Man, why don't you advance?" i
Tr.e soldier replied, "I can't sir." s
"You can't What do. you mean?" t
"I'm a wagon," said the soldier, "ana t
I've got a wheel off."?Tit-Bits. f
We have with us
pert Harness M;
Any work left v
If you sell Sc
to come to 11
before you bi
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SOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Notice is hereby given thit a meetng
of the stock):olders of the Little
fountain Oil Mill and Fertilzer Com)?.ny
will be held at the offices of the
:ompany, Little Mountain, S. C., Sep-1
ember 1, 1935, at 4 o'clock p. m., to I
consider the following resolutions, j
idopted by the board cf directors July
10,1915, proposing that preferred stock
Resolved, That the Little Mountain
)il Mill and Fertilizer Company issue
i,350 shares of preferred stock, of the i
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aggregate amount 01 $io,;>uv, iuv
itockholders and directors who are;
low liable for the debts of the company,
either as makers or endorsers !
>f its notes, shall have the preference j
if taking such preferred stock in pro- J
>ortion to the amount of their respect-'
ve liability; tJbat such preferred stock '
:fcall be a lien upon the net profits of'
he corporation and, if the property of
he corporation should be sold under
creclosure, or in liquidation, such
Mr. Price, an exaker
nth us will have
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on the dot at any time you say.
And if you roll over and try
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and keep on calling until you're
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Lcolc at him whenever you go by.
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preferred stock shall be a lien upon
the proceeds of sale, after paying expenses
and the debts of the corporation;
tfcat no dividend shall be paid
upon any other stock in any year until
the preferred stock authorized by these
resolutions shall have received a dividend
of eight per cent.; that such pre*
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ierreo siock is 10 ue rtrgarueu as unilateral
to secure the payment of notes
and obligations of the company on
wi:ich the holders of such are liable,
and any payment made on this preferred
stock out of the earnings of the
corporation, or out of any sale of its
nrnnprtv is to he regarded as a nav
ment on the obligations assumed by
tl-e respectirve holders of said stock,
and the payment in full of such ob!iz~tions
rut of tve earnings or property
r? th?> company shall retire sucto
pT-ofpr^pd stock in full.
By order of tbe Board of Directors.
W. P. Derrick,
President and Secretary.