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EJLLIAN EXPLAINS HIS
HARROWIXi EXPERIENCES
JBDjiiiec Tells of Fnlllnsr Into Catawba
River?Rescue From What
Locked Like Eatery
(iran?.
The Record.
"When t e trestle suddenly wa.
s"'Vo. * a v. ;<y i thought Rr? end ha-!
ccr:said Joseph . . Killi.u:, resident
engineer ci the comhern nilway
with headquarters at Charlotte,
as lie related his harrowing experience
of going down with the Catawbi
rr-vr Ir.dge Itiv ; ?.mJay after-con
on 'err. 1 ;iic of il.t Southern between
Charlotte and Atlanta. Mr.
Killian is now in Columbia, arriving
last night. He is a naHive of Richland
county and lived in Columbia foi
a number of years.
"Tons upon tons of debris and rift
of various kinds were beating agams:
the steel structure and threatened to
carry it away at any moment. The j
remains of a cotton mill was only a
part of the debris we had to contend
with." said Mr. Killia.n. "A steam
derrick assisted us in our work. Several
times the derrick moved off of
the trestle to let peach trains pass.
However, the last time it moved oft
the bridge went under."
"When the structure went down 1
was walking from the lower beams of
X_ Xi * a.
one span 10 anomer, 1 iusl mj uuxvi
and dropped to the river, which. was
about 40 feet deep. I was sucked under
and thought I would never reach
the bottom. You can imagine my surprise
when suddenly I bobbed up a
few feet below the trestle. When I
went under the terrific current
caught me and shot me clear of
"wreckage. In the meantime the stee!
work of the trestle tottered over the
river, seemingly just enough to let
me get by safely before it fell.
_ "Eighteen employees of the Southern
and three linemen of the Western
Union went down with the structure.
Those who were not killed outright
under the impact of the falling/ steel
-work were in great danger of being
hit by heavy pieces of debris In mid
stream. We caught planks and anything
else we could lay our hands
upon, floated on down the river, catching
hold of trees as we came to them.
"At this time the water was rising
at the rate of two feet an hour and
just about the time I had settled myself
as well as I could in the circumstances
the raging torrent would be
eome too much for the tree and the
Catawba would lift the tree toy its
roots and send it on its way to the
Atlantic.
"In this way I was forced to change
my roosting place about eight times
during the night and the next morning.
Once I became entangled in
some vines on a tree and gave myself
up for a second time when the water
swept over it. Finally I disentangled
- ? J ?f AT?
myseii aiiu rcueweu tuy su uggic iui
life.
"At dawn, H. T. (Verner, a Western
r- - Union employee, and B. M. English,
* /
Jr., of Columbia, with, the Southern
came to the rescue of three other men
and me. We were in the same tree.
Verner and English succeeded in
overcoming great odds, "but when onn
of our marooned party stepped into
the boat it was overturned and was
swept down the river. So our little
tree party was augumented by the
addition of Vernon and English.
"We were greatly wearied and tired
out by our exertions and the two
"inn" mon AhoftTod TIC tr? TPTIPU'PH ftf
J 3 .UVU V**vv* V\* v?v . ww ?, wforts.
There were now six of us out
in the middle of the Catawba. About
noon on .Monday, after being in the
water for 18 hours, two negroes,
Aiphonse Ross and Peter Stowe, rowed
out to us in a flat bottom boat, ana
took three of us to shore. I being
in much beter condition than the
other three men who went down with
o + r?T7nA ntrftF ITnarliaH
Wic nusuct oiajcu v'&i "tvu
and Verner until tie second trip.
"The negroes took the men safely
to shore and came back for us. They
told us they would take us to the
6hore only -upon one condition, and
that was that we entrust ourselves
entirely to them and let them engineer
the boat as they saw fit. Needless
to say we agreed to the proposition
with alacrity. After we were
taken to the shore the negroes rescued
another man who was in a tree
*boot two and ahalf miles from the
trestle.*
fifr. Killian told of an amusing oc"
enrrencet oat in the river. One of the
men who were in the trees was ex
tremely nervous and on the slighest
provocation wanted to oat down to
another tree. He was in the act ol
t jumping off the tree he was in and
making for a tree "below him when
suddenly one of his companions called
his attention to a big water moc-j
casin hugging the tree that was his
objective. He decided to. remain^
r
where he was.
Mr. Killian arrived in Columbia last
night from Charlotte. He was ferried
across the Catawba river. He looks
none the worse for his experience.
He luis seen seveiai iloo-.is in ;he pa.;t
and decl res this one was the most
violent of iliem all.
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| Wiii limine ( luck:- iivia licsrru'
I i>aitn> t ?)<?i! \vl
System.
' Washington. July I'u.?To perfect
| the federal reserve board 3 country
} wide system for the collection fo
bank checks at par, which has gone
into effect, Postmaster Burleson lias
been usked to Mielp. Burleson today
authorized all postmasters to receive
i , ,
caecKs irom reserve Danxs cirawn upon
state banks which are not members
of the system and directed them
to make collections. This means
will be adopted to facilitate collections
in places where there are no
member banks to act as collection
agencies.
ANNOUNCEMENTS.
FOB, CONGRESS
I am a candidate for congress from
the Third congressional district, subject
to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
A. H. DAGNALL.
FRED DOfflNICK IS A CANDIDATE
FOR CONGRESS SUBJECT
TO THE RULES OF THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY.
I hereby announce myself a? candidate
for congress from the Third
district, subject to the Democratic
primary.
JOHN A. HDRTON.
I announce myself a candidate for
congress from the Third district. I
will abide the rules, .^gulations and
results of the Democratic primary.
HENRY C. TILLMAN.
FOB STATE SENATE
Alan Johnstone is nominated for
reelection to the State senate, subject
to the Democratic primary.
I am a candidate for State senate,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
NEAL W. WORKMAN.
? ?I
FOB SOLICITOR, 8TH CIRCUIT
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of Solicitor of the
Eighth Judicial circuit of South Carolina
composed of the counties of Abberille,
Greenwood, juaurens and NewDerry,
suDject to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
B. V. CHAPMAN.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for solicitor of the Eighth circuit
composed of the counties of Greentt*
a /) A Klv Arrill T n m XT
WUUU, AU UC V1UC, jUdUi CULO aUU aIOYTberry
and will abide the rules of the
Democratic primary election.
HOMER S. BLA'GKWELL.
T. Frank McCord is hereby announced
as candidate for solicitor of
the Eighth judicial circuit, subject to
Democratic primary.
[ hereby announce myself as a candidate
for solicitor of the Eighth
judicial district, composed of 'Abbeville,
Laurens, Newberry, and Greenwood
counties, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
GEO. T. MAG ILL.
FOB HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ThA name rvf W "R Boinefit is here
by submitted to the Democratic voters
of Newberry county as a candidate
for the house of representatives,
subject to all the rules of the Democratic
primary.
FRIENDS.
I am a candidate for the house of
representatives, subject to the rules
of the Democratic party.
H. H. BVIANS.
I hereb; announce myself as a candidate
for the house of representatives,
subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary election.
T A nAMTNirTK"
I am a candidate for the house of
representatives, subject to the rules
of the Democratic party.
/ J. WM. FOLK, M. D.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the house of representatives,
subject to the rules of the
Democratic primary election.
EUSTON N. KIBLERl
W. I. Herbert is hereby announced
as a candidate for the legislature and
; will abide tne resuus 01 uae uemocratic
primary.
Geo. S. Mower is hereby announced
as a candidate for nomination for the
house of representatives in the approaching
Democratic primary, subject
to the rules of said primary.
C. T. Wyclie is hereby announced
as a candidate for the legislature and
will abide the rules or tne Democratic
primary.
FOB CLERF OF COURT
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for reelection to the office of
\
r
j clerk of court for tXevvoerry co-uat7,
; subject to the rules of the Democratic
I primary.
JXO. C. GOGGAXS.
I
| .
FOli PiiOKATE .iri)i;E
Ti e riiai.v frien;'- of J. IJ. Cake: !
j no'in -o him a e :' >r probate j
ijiMi.-'c of Newberry v ouniy .-.ml pie
! him 10 abide the raiei of the Demo:
-ratio parry.
i I hereby ami our/.-e re;. If a car. elate
i't-r prolate j et a- of Xcvber
j <;oiniiy for 'he unexpired term of C
! C. Schurapert and will abide the r:.!*<;
!
i of the Democratic party.
T M 1-T RT'iTTAPriT
: . F. Ewart is announced as a i
I ,., . , . . , j
i candidate tor probate judge lor tae
j unexpired term of C. C. Schumrert;
| and will abide the rules oi the Dem jj
cratic party.
! Dr. Van Smith is hereby announce 1j
j as a candidate for the unexpired term j
I of probate judge of Newberry county, j
subject to the Democratic primary |
FOR SUPERVISOR
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for supervisor for Newberry
county, subject to the Democratic pri
mary.
I HENRY M. BOOZER.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for reelection to the office of
supervisor for Newberry county and
will abide by the rules and regulations
of the Democratic primary election.
J. C. SAMPLE.
FOE SHEBIFF
r horphv flnnniTnc.e mvself a candi
date for the office of sheriff of Newberry
county and will abide the rules
of the Democratic primary. My promise
is to do in the future as I ha<ve in
the past when I served you?to perform
my duty faithfully and conscientiously.
M. M. BUFORD.
I am a candidate for reelection to
the office of sheriff of Newberry j
county, subject to, the rules of the
Democratic party.
CANNON G. BLEASE.
FOB SUPEEXBTTEiBTDEJiT OF EDUCATION
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of county superintendent
of education and will abide .
the rules of the Democratic party.
ELBERT H. AULL.
i
To the "Voters of County County:
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of county superintendent
of education, subject to the rules and ,
regulations of the Democratic pri- <
mary. I seek the office "not for what ,
I can get out of it, but what I can
put into it*'
Respectfully yours,
CLEMSON 01. WILSON, ,
University of S. C., Columbia, S. C. j
March 7, 1916. 1
J. S. Wheeler is hereby announced
for the office of superintendent of
education of Newberry county, subject
to the rules of the Democratic (
party.' j,
FOR COUNTY TREASURER !
I hereby announce myself for treasurer
of Newberry county, subject to
the rules of the Democratic party.
JAS. F. EPTING.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for reelection to the office of
county treasurer and will abide by
the rules and regulations of the Democratic
primary.
JNO. L. EPFS.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of county treasurer,
subject to the rules of che Democratic
primary. I will appreciate your supjport.
Should I be elected, I will dej
vote the best efforts of my life to the
discharge of the duties of the office;
WILLIAM E. PELHAM, SR.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date ior cne omce 01 cuuuiy ucaomcj
and ^will abide the rules of the Democratic
primary election.
E. M. LANE.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of county treasurer,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
CLAUDE C. SCHUMPERT.
a ti A m>TfTAT5
?UA Atl/XIVA
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of auditor for
Newberry county and will abide by
the rules of the Democratic primary.
J. MOODY BEDENRAUGH.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of county auditor,
subject to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
J. B. HALFACR&
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the position of auditor for
Newherry county, subject to the rules
of the Democratic party.
W. R. REID.
I respectfully announce my candi!
dacy to the good people of Newberry
i ommtv fnr RTCEfLECTION to the Of
Ifice of county auditor. If reelected I
pledge to perform the duties encumj
bent on me in a strictly temperate, j
honorable and efficient manner, and i
) i
in a way that will conserve the best
interests of the whole people of Newberry
county.
El"GEXE (Gene) S. WERTS.
FOE. MASTER
[ hereby announce myself a candi-|
Jate for the ollice of master of New-;
:>0!': v COUUIV ;;nu win a^nw i:iv : u
i
and regulations of the Democrat!-!
.JA.MlS D. QCATTLL^APM.
I ::ere;>y announce myself a candi-}
date for reelection to the office of j
ma.-tcr of Xewberry county. subject to j
the rales of the Democratic party.
H. H. RIKARD. '
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of master, and!
Hill abide the result of the Demo-,'
cratic primary.
G. G. SALE, j
FOR CO RONE II
I announce myself a candidate for j
reelection to the office of coroner and
will abide the rules of the Democratic
party. ;
F. M. LINDSAY.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for the office of coroner of Newberry
county and will abide by the
result of the Democratic primary
election.
G. H. RUF5\
FOB COMMISSIONER
I am a candidate for reelection to
tlie office of county commissioner
subject to the rules of the Democratic
primary.
J. W. EPTING.
I announce myself a candidate for
the office of county commissioner
and will abide the rules of the Democratic
party.
S. J. CtROMER.
I hereby announce myself a candiAnmmfasfnnav
I
IU1 UUUUtJf | vuuiiuiotfivuvi wuu
will abide the rules of the Democratic
party.
FELIX A. GRAHAM.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for reelection to the office of
county commissioner of Newberry
county, and will abide the rules of
the Democratic party.
Lu C.. LIVINGSTON.
MAGISTRATE KO. 1 AJTD 8
I announce myself a candidate for
the office of magistrate for townships
Nos. 1 and 8 and will abide the rules
and regulations of the Democratic
party. f
CHARLES W. DOUGLAS.
I am a candidate for reelection to
;he office of magistrate for <Nos. 1 and
$ townships and will abide the rules
>f the Democratic party.
L. M. PLAYER.
I hereby announce myself a candiiate
for magistrate for Nos 1 and S
;ownships subject to the rules of the
democratic primary.
JOHN M. TAYLOR.
FOE MAGISTRATE NO. 2
S. J. D. Price is announced as a
candidate for magistrate of No. 2
:ownship and will abide the rules and
regulations of the Democratic party.
FOR MAGISTRATE NO. 3
.Tnsonh W Adams is hereby an
aounced as a candidate lor reelection
for magistrate of No. 3 'iownship and
will abide the rules of the Democratic
party.
TT. D. RUTHERFORD.
I announce myself a candidate for
magistrate Is'o. 3 township and will
abide the rules of the Democratic
party.
R. W. GLYMPH.
FOR MAGISTRATE SO. 4
I hereby announce myself a candiJ?
A P ?v*ft maf rofa
UbLlt? iur Lflllv/C UL .LU.Cfc&i0v* Gtvw wi
No. 4 township, and pledge myself to
abide by the result of the primary
election of the Democratic party.
JNO. W. SCOTT.
I am a candidate for reelection to
the office of magistrate for No. 4
township and will abide the rules of
the Democratic party.
R. M. AUGHTRY.
AilTftTPlAflri? \(i. 4
I am a candidate for magistrate
for No. 4 township and will abide the
rules of the Democratic party.
R. C. SHANDS.
FOR MAGISTRATE 50. 5
Hix Connor is announced for magistrate
for No. 5 township for reelection
and will abide the rules of the
Democratic party.
FRIENDS.
FOR MAGISTRATE KO. *
I am a candidate for magistrate for
No. 6 township and will abide the
rules and regulations of the Democratic
party.
J. HENRY DORIRjOH.
Cary G. Johnson is hereby an
t t>
nouncea as oauumauj iur uiagiou
for township No. 6, subject to the
Democratic primary.
FOR MAGISTRATE SO. 7
I am a candidate for magistrate of
No. 7 township and will abide the j
I
rules of the Democratic partj.
W P. A.LLEN.
I am a candidate for magistrate of '
No 7 township and will abide the;
rules of the Democratic party.
J. J. MURRAX.
FOli MAGISTRATE >0. <)
I am a candidate for magistrate or.;
Xo. 0 township ar.d will bide the
rules of the Peniooratic party.
Mr. B. 3. Hair is announced as a
candidate i'or reappointment as mag- ;
is t. rate for Xo. 9 township and will ;
abiie tlie rules of the Democratic pri- j
niary.
i
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I'OR MAGISTRATE >0. 10
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I orn a candidate for reelection as j
magistrate for Xo. 10 township and
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will abide the rules of the Democratic^
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P. B. ELLESOR.
I am a candidate for reelection for M
the office of magistrate for No. 10 V
township and will abide the rules of V
the Democratic party.
j. A. KIXARD. U
FOR MAGISTRATE SO. 11
; ani a candidate for reelection as
'-.n^i.sirate for No. 11 townsMp 3nd
w::i abide tlie rules of tTie Democratic
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for magistrate for No. 11 town- ,:|i
ship and will abide the rules of the
Democratic primary.
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