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Tuesday and F>Idav
ANDERSON, S. C FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1914.
THE FEDERALS A
FORMIDABLE FOE
DISPATCHES INDICATE THAT,
BATTLE HAS JUST
BEGUN
ADVANCE CHECKED
Federal Dispatches State That
The Rebels Were Repulsed
With Heavy Losses
(Hy Associated Press) j
El Paso. Tex., March 25.-Meager
advices from the iront today were
mixed in character, hilt out of the
medley, schooled observers here said
they drew tho conclusion ""that the
rebels met at Torre?n and Gomez Pa
lacio an enemy in no wise Inferior,
and that their attack had been check
ed at the outs-.-t of thc battle proper.
Rebel offlcialc at Juarez, as well as
refugees in the city, say they place
more reliance on dispatches from le
gitimate correspondents at the front
iban so-called official dispatches. Odo
of the correspondents today wired: j
"Vf'.ia sayB wires will be open when ?
be leaches Torre?n."
.;; thc course of thc day no other
press dispatches were received, but
this nun ti ann ?o'd. plainly carried !
the Inference that the attack on Tor
reon only had begun.
Rebel advices herc today wore that
Villa va;-, attacking thc outskirts of
Torre?n and that two-thirds of the
rebel army, under tho direct command
. of General Bcnavldes, was engaged.
.Unconfirmed rumors had lt that Vil
la had executed 200 Federal prlsonors
and that in ono assault 58-Federals,
wore killod and 200 wounded.
Constitutionalist sympathizers now
place gloomy construction in failure,
of detailed new-?, dispatches to get
tl'.yougb.
Mi-?gel Diebold, of the Mexican Fed
eral '-.onsular service, said today that
he . bad been officially informed that
tb^ rebels were repulsed with heavy
loss of llfp at Torreon and that some -
of ?thom were driven back twenty .
"it. is-; very-.significant tuat Juarez
"'Jwltnout news and I regard lt as
confirmation of my dispatch, said Die
bold. :
Federals Clata Victory.
Mexico City, March 25.-The war J
department makes the claim that tho 1
rebo/lB under Villa were routed at
Torre?n with great slaughter early to
day.
Eight hundred men under General
Javier De Moure, it is announced, ar
ti ived opportunely from Saltillo in time I
to add greatly to the Federal victory, i
The rebods are said to be retreating
Noiith~a.rd, with thc FcJ-.;?'als pound
ing at their rear.
lt <B admitted that Villa's men en
. tercd Lercdo, a suburb of Torre?n, but
it is explained that thia was a ruse ;
On tho part of General Velasco to am
bilah them. As soon as they were .
well into tho territory, the Federal ar
tillery -"helled them out, infantry also .
charging, OB they started to retreat.
General Maas is reported to have
made the distance between Hip?lito
and Torre?n in fifty armored automo
biles, which they were carrying, the
. railroad, having been cut at Hip?lito.
Tho rebel loses in dead and wounded !
are reportad af 2,000.
Bebels Wounded. ,
Bermejlllo, Mex., March' 25.-Rebel
wounded from Gomez Palacio and the
lesser recent fighting in the vicinity
arc being brough north in large num
bers, and it is officially admitted the
strong resistance at Gome* Faiaclo.
A train load of injured soldiers
Started north from BrlUmgham Junc
tion today. They were to be deposit
ed at all valor tank stations along
tbe railroad, where hospitals had been
cctablifihed the reoprt said.
Tho End Not Yet
Juarez, March 25.-Fighting is in
progress this morning In the outsk'-,8
of Torre?n."
This was the-text of a message giv
en out officially here today. There
was no details and official prophecy
was readjusted to the effect that it
might be several days before the
Federal stronghold could be taken. ;
F?reign*rH Are Safe,
El Paso, Tox., March 25.-An au
thorltativo telegram received here to
night stated that all foreigners In the
battle tone at Torre?n were safe. .
Officials hore are still without in- '
formation as to the progress of the
action at the front, save for tho ac
knowledged fact that fighting contln- !
ues at Gomes Palacio,
Whether the battle had continued
ronco Monday morning, or was Inter?-1
ruptod and then renewod. was not1
known. A mero cessation of firing
waa said to account tor a premature
<* report that tbo rebels had taken the
town.
Terrosas Now Safe.
Washington. March 25.-It waa |
learned In a report from El Paso that
the military governor of Chihuahua
bad given assurances that Lula Tar
radas, Jr., long hold tor ransom,
would not be executed. Nothing, how
ever, Waa said about the prospectivo
release of thc prisoner whose life
General Villa baa often threatened. ,
NOTE MAY THROW
LIGHT ON CASE
Message Scrawled on Side of Box
May Clear Those Arrested
For Murder
(By Associated Press.)
Calhoun, March 25.-Authorities
..oday werq investigating thc authen
ticity of what purported to. he a fare
well message written by Sidney Chap
man, a young farmer, shortly before
he was killed near herc Sunday morn
ing. The message scrawled on the
side of a small wooden box, was said
by offlecer8 to have been found late
yesterday afternoon near the spot
where Chapman's body was discovered,
at the doorstep of Mrs. Elizabeth Star
nea. Mrs. Stames, ber daughter, Mrs.
Nora Chapman, and thc latter's hus
band.
The message, according to authori
ties was addressed to Miss Nora
StarncB, the maiden name of Mrs.
Charles Chapman and sigend "Sid
Chapman." It merely announces thc
writer's intention to leave and adda,
"You know I can't help it, that I have
n't got anything to do with it." Thc
handwriting has not been positively
identified zA tfcat of thc dead man.
Charles Cnapman, arrested late on
yesterday in a neighboring county and
brought herc today, denies knowledge
of the killing, aa do thc women under
arrest.
FIRE DESTROYED
TEXTILE BUILDING
N. C. Agricultural and Mechanical
College Lott Heavily With
Little Insurance
? (By Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C. March 25.-Pire ear
ly this morning practically destroyed
the Taxtile Building of thc North Car
olina Cp'.Je'ge of Agriculture and Me
chanic Arts, at Wiest Raleigh. Thc
estimated loss is $82,000, about one
third covered by insurance. The fire
was discovered by students/ Lack of
sufficient water supply prevented sav
ing the building. None of the other
buildings of the college group wore
damaged.
lt was announced that plans would
fcc made irarue?totQly. l^^a^v.Tpn^
INTERURBAN MADE
A GREAT RECORD
No* Car Going to Spartanburg on
i ' First Day Was Five Minutes
Late
The first day's run of the Piedmont
? Northern cars into SparLuiiburg i
Tuesday 'CB tab Us jed a wonderful re
cord. During the ?wy inore were nine
trains in thc city and not one of tho
n;ne went Into Spartanburg as much
as five miutes late. This ls a wonder
ful record and when the fact is con
sidered that the line had hardly been
tested out and that all cars were being
run on schedules pew to the conduc
tors and motormen, it ls hard to un
derstand how thc feat was accomplish
ed.
Spartanburg people hardly knew
what to make of the affair, having been
accustomed to waits of several hours
at the Southern Railway station on
Magnolia street.
ARREST RABLIFF FOR
MAY ROBBERY
Alleged Connection With Looting
of Queen db Crescent Express
At Birmingham
Greenville, March 25.-John Rad
llff was arrested by detectives near
here today In epncctlou with the rob
bery of a Queehrand Crescent express
and mail tranv'n?ar Birmingham. Ala.,
on February lPttige denies knowledge
ot the crime.
Bank, .books showing deposits ot
$24,030 to Radliffs credit In Green
ville and Atlanta banks were found
among tho prisoner's effects, accord
ing to detective who arrested him.
' Two men recently were arrsted tu
A Kan ta and'charged with connection
in the robbery, which is said to have
netted three bandits In the neighbor
hood of $40,000.
-
Bubonic Planga* In Cohn.
Havana, March 35.-Three new
caaos of bubonic plague were reported
here tMiy.'' Those attacked are Span
iards. One case ls considered se
rious. Strict sanitary measures have
been taken and the cases have beeb
isolated.
Flfty.to-Nothleg Score.
Charlottesville. Va., March 25.-The}
University of Virgina baseball team]
today defeated the Jefferson school!
team Be to 0. Virginie mada 42 hits?
and played an errorless gam.e Jotter- j
son made bat two hita and had
twelve errors.
COL. SEELY ASSUMED ALLI
THE BLAME UPON
HIMSELF
STATE OF SUSPENSE
Remains tn Regard to Gen.
Gough and His Fifty-Nine
Comrades
(By Associated Tress)
London, Mureil 2."?.-The government
today published its promised state
iru nt of its dealings with the revolu
tion ofilcers of the Third Cavalry bri
gade and the house of commons held
a heated and disorderly session. Be
tween tlie documents presented and
the various statements drawn from
the cabinet ministers, vital fact3 of
the affair were made clear. They re
\'eal a comedy, or tragedy, of errors
perpetrated by Colonel Seely, secre
tary of war, and Sir Arthur Paget,
commanding thc troops in Ireland.
Col. Seely took all tba H1?nje or. .
iiiuiseif. He frankly declared ho had
made a great mistake. His written
assurance to General Hubert Gough,
that the government mu: i retain its
right io use all the forces of the crown
in Ireland or elsewhere to maintain
order and support the civil powers
ir. the ordinary execution of their du
ty, but bas no intention whatever of
taking advantage of this right to crush
political opposition to the policy or
thc principles of thc home rule bill,
was given without the knowledge of
the cabinet and contrary to its pol
icy.
Resignation Tendered.
Tho war secretary tendered bia re
signation to Mr. Asquith, but tbs pre
mier refused to accept it. The gov
ernment has withdrawn Col. Seely's
guarantees, according to a statement
house of commons that tho govern
ment's decision would be made known
to General Gough tomorrow. Thus the
situation with respect to General
Gough and his 59 comrades, who sent
in their papers, is still in a state of
BUspense.
The most important revelations of
the day were that the government did
plan an important military and naval
demonstration on Ulster. Winston
Bpencof Churchill, first lord of the
admirality confirmed reports that
ho had ordered the third battle squad
ron and torpedo ilotiiia to Irish wa
tci'S, but explained ??mi vvlimi ibu mili
tary arrangements had been made out
ho countermanded the orders by wire
less, an explanation which the Union
ists received with Jeers.
The blunder General Paget made,
appears to have been in giving a prac
tical ultimatum to officers of tho cav
alry brigade, to say whether they
would take active service in Ulster or
accept dismissal.
Tho cabinet Monday framed a gen
eral statement of the officers' position
and duty under the law, and f ol.
Seoly freely admitted that his error
Was In yielding to General Oough's
demand for a written assurance that
the army would not be used to sup
press thc covenanters.
. Premier Asquith's statement that
the officers should return to their du
ties unconditionally, lt ls declared,
were made in good faith, 6ince - he
learned of Colonel Seely's address to
the cabinet memorandum only yester
day afternoon. The prime minister
made plain to the house of commons
the government's position regarding
the army, declaring he would not aa
sent to tho claim of any body of men
In the service bf the crown to demand
assurances of what they would be
required to do in circumstances that
bid not arisen.
The resignation of Colonel Seoly
followed quickly after publication to
day of the " -lite Paper" giving details
of tho crisis n tho British :rmy, whose
offlecers refused tr? ;.?*rticipau: in ac
tive operations against the tihnbt
tants of Ulster, who had prepared to
offer armed resistance to introduction
or home rule.
Col. Seely, in his valedictory address
to the house of conimons, denied that
Klag George had taken any Initiative
of any kind in tho army crisis. He
said:
"Thc suggestion ls absolutely with
out "oundatlon in the broadest nensc.
Hts Majesty took no Initiative of any
kind,"
Lord Morley, in his spooch In the
house of hirds, made tba Important ad
mtkslonthat tba two unauthorised par
agraphs added to the Gough letter
wfr? drafted by Col. Seely. The con
servative morning papers, comment
ing on this admission, contend that
Lord Morley, who holds the office Of
Lurd President of the consul, also had
resigned.
.The-view of the Liberal morning
papera is that though yesterday was
the blackest day the government had
experienced tn Ks- whole existence,
now the air has clear ea and the gov
ernment ia rehabilitated and ls In a
stronger position ?han ever.
SULLIVAN GIFT
IS APPRECIATED
Thc Hom* for the President of
Anderson College-Beauti
ful Campus
F (rm -Thursday's Haily)
Second only fn interest to the an
nouncement that the trustees of An
derson college . -had found the right
man for thu head of Hint institution,
was thc statement iu The Intelligencer
yesterday that ?Chas. S. Sullivan has
apriscd thc trustees of this intention
to build a home for the president on
the campus.
The trustees.'accept ed thc offer at
their meeting Tuesday night. Mr.
Sullivan lias . already contributed
largo r of hig-'jucans and more large
ly of bia valuable time to Anderson
College and thef announcement of thu
gift came as o'Jsurprise. He has liad
nothing to say? about it, although it
lind been his intention for some time
to do this as'soon as the permanency
ot the collego in a high sphere of use
fulness should Epe determined by se
curing a lit niau for the head of tho
college.
. And second? al y to the gift of .Mr.
Sullivan ia tho Interest thnt has been
taken by II. S. Ligon as chairman of
the building conmittee. He and Mr.
Sullivan have .' liven a grent portion
of their tinto to? thc college, while the
buildings were bein?: put up, and Inter
to thc improvements of the grounds,
it is known that the late Fred G.
Brown and associates had for years
dreamed of this place at; a nile fer n
college, nnd\ nonie tr^cs had been
?M?tiiiv ii .uni wi;ro growing beautifully,
but in the -ar a great deal of
landscape gardening has been done,
and the ground* of the college are in
splendid condition. Even though tills
in a new coMcgo, in its second yoar,
tho campus wif! bc as beautiful this
stiring OH th?t of many an institution
of half a century,
The new hom? for the president of
thc college-will bc located by the
building cllmnutloc. Mr. Sullivan
wishes lt undeaptood that this gift is
merely his w)aygb$.expressing his con
fidence In the future of the college.
The price at vfjijcti ho will start to
building tho haine is $5,000.
RAIL!
Destructive Waterfront Fire
Caused Damage Estimated
ai $200,000.00
(By Associated- Press)
Savannah. March 25.-Fire of jun
know origin today caused thc loss of
S200.000 to the rosin and cotton whar
ves or thc Atlantic Coast Line Kail
way hero. The British steamship Far
ley T??a slightly damaged by lye
flames.
Two large sheds, in which were
stored several thousand tons of kal
nit and several hundred barrels of
rosin, were completely destroyed. The
lire, discovered shortly after daylight,
raged unchecked for throe hours, and
for a time endangered the entire wa
ter front Hard work by firemen kept
the flames. from reaching a nearby
shed in which a large quantity of raw
turpentfne was stored.
Tho Farley, which lay alongside
the burning wharves, caught Aro when
a large chute, used in unloading ships
collapsed and fell across the bridge
Tugs quickly oxtingulshcd the flames,
and towed the vessel to a place of
safety. The damage to her, it was
said, was small. Ko other ships were
endangered.
The Ooant Line wharves were con
structed only about a year ago, to
replace those destroyed by a destruc
tive waterfront fire.
KRESS BUILDING
SOON STARTED!
Representative Here Yesterday |
Said Work Would Begin at
An Early Date
M. L. Wiest of Guthrie, Okla., repre
ssing the famous Kress stores, was
in Anderson yesterday and said that
work was soon to start on the splen
did building to be erected here by
the King of the five and ten cents
stores. The representative of the
Kress company said that his people
wore, woll pleated with the bargain
that they bad made In Anderson and
that tho actual construction work
lov e weald bo put under way as soon
as tho bids were received and one
accepted. The company bj interested
in thc progresa of Anderson and Mr.
West was amar.ed al lue advancement
mads herc In the last few months.
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? GO TO ('III.'KCII TONIGHT o
o - o
e As has been announced la o
o The Intelligencer previously, e
o a revival ls In progress at the o
a Christian church, aad the meet- o
o Inga axe proving te be later? e
o estlag aad lestraetive. Be one o
? el those present tonight. o
e .
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SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT
ENTHUSIASTIC OVER
SITUATION
GREAT OPPOSITION
Strength of Contending Force?'
Will Be Tested for First
Time Today
(Itv Associated Tress)
Washington. .March 5. For thc
first time sime tho democratic ad-j
ministration took charge or tho gov
ernment, administration leaders found
a strong, resourceful and determined!
. .'cur ;?: within the party opposed tot
a policy which Prcldcnt Wilson pur-j
(tonally had espoused.
Tho prcldent's supporters on the]
tolls exemption repeal mcanure lo-i
night declared they were gaining,
ground in the. house, and one onthu-|
Bleat lc administration loader pre-,
dieted tho passage of the repeal hill
by a majority of nearly 100. The more
conservative members of both Bides.'
however, anticipated a hard fought
Htrttesh . with a bitter and protracted
debate, followed hy a close vote.
Aligned against the president':? de
mand for the repeal ure tho three'
leaders of tho parties in the house,'
Representative Underwood, of the de-1
mocrnts. Representative Mann of tho
republieans, and Representative Mur-!
dock of the progressives. Wings of,
ay three parties are hchipd these'
leaders. On the other hand. Chair
man Adamson, of thc house Interstate
nnd foreign commcrpe committee: |
Representatives Henry, Stevens of
Minnesota, and many others of all
.'bron parties, have accepted the presi
dent's position.
At noon tomorrow, Chairman Henry |
will introduce a sepclal rule provid
ing for fifteen hours of general debate
on tlie ropeal hill, and allowing no
opportunity for amending the meas
ure.
the'first teBt vote will come late to
morrow afternoon, on the adoption of
tho rule.
An cifort will bo mado, if thc rule]
i.i adopted, to press debut< to a con-|
elusion and roach a voto on the bill i
lute Saturday.
"COXEY'S ARMY" TO
MARCH ON CAPITAL
The "General" Sets Forth Plans |
to Put Idle to Work on Public
Improvements
(By Associated Tress)
Cleveland, 'March 25.-President
Wilson tonight was warned or (ho de
parture for Washington of a nccond
"Coxey's Army" which it la said, will
sta'- April 10 from Massillon, Ohio,
the starting point, of the first "army"
20 years ngo today.
"General" J. S. Crxey of Massillon, I
the leader, tonight mailed the presi
dent a letter telling of his plans and
enclosing n pamphlet on "tho Coxey
1>lan of sotting idle to work on market,
roads and other public Improve
ments."
The "army" expects to arrive In
Washington, May 21, Coxey soys, to
petition the president, nntf congres1;
for measures which will give work to
tho unemployed.
Army Leader Convicted.
Sacremento, Cal., March 25.-Ed
ward Tisdale, one of the unemployed
leaders arrested here on charges of
vagrancy during the riots three weeks
ago, was convicted today. He will j
be sentenced tomorrow. The trial of
"General Kelley, on a sbnllar charge j
will bo held tomorrow.
New Haven Club
Won Bowling Match
Buffalo, N< Y.. March 25.-Tho five
man contest of tho American bowling
congress tournament ended tonight
with tho Monko club of Now Haven,
Conn., victors. They wore awarded
tho championship trophy and a cash
prize of $5C0. The Diemilngs of Pitts
burgh In second place received $450.
and thc White Eelcphants of Philadel
phia, in third place.
Break in the Ranks
Of Men of the Gray!
Pulaski, Tenn., March 25.-An the
lindy of D. C. Biles, a Confederate
veteran, waa being lowered into Ita!
grave near Conway, Tenn., 8U?a/|
friend, B. P. Chambers, also'a veteran
dropped dead near the coffin yester
day. The shock Was too much for
Henry H. Reece a third veteran,-who
?vas carried away suffering from a par
lytlc stroke.
-
Southern Methodist Board of
Bishops Want School Con
trolled by Them
(By Associate Press.)
Halt ?inore. Mardi 25. Unless there
is some little possibility ot' an appeal
i?f sonic nature to Hi" supreme conn
tin- Methodist Episcopal church. South,
against the trustees ot Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, Tenn., a strong
cOort xviii he made to round a new
University, whose cont roi shall bc
wholly in Hi?' hands of tin- church, ac
cording tn Bishop l?. li. lions, prcsl
denl of tlc board of education of the
Southurti Mot hod Itt! church.
Phis board claimed Iho right to con
trol Vanderbilt University until Ibo
decision of thc supreme court or Ten
.11 ssc . i ist week Btrippcd tin- church
?if all authority of ownership.
Americans Will Be
Given a Fair Trial
illy Associated Tress.)
Washington, March 25, Anxiety ov
er the orresl of several Americans in
.Mexico was allayed bv today's con
sular dispatchos. Tho release of .1. H.
Now by, long held at Cullacan for tho
alleged orabexsleuient of funds under
tho Madero regime, has been ordered
by Governor Ittvoros, of fin?la, who
insists that Newby leave Mexico for
?mexico's goon. Thc Americans, Gold
smith and Donahue, arrested at Han
1 Unis Potosi us rebel spies, have been
taken to Mexico City, where their
cause will bc? considered. ('barge
O'Shaughnesay han askod both thc for
! cign officers und the Mexican war de
partment to guarantee a free hearing
for both ot the accused men. Like
representations have been made in be
half of the American Byrd, who al
though arrested with the other two,
latill is held at San Unis Potosi.
WOMAN PHYSICIAN
Or. Saunder's Stirce?*sor to Be Chus,
en Thursday.
Colombia, Mareil 25.- Thai a wo
man physicist! will bo elected at the
SaimderB. in the forecast made in con-J
nection with tho session- called by!
Oovernor Blcnae. At tho meeting al
so Hr. Olin Sawyer, of Georgetown,
will probably bo selected as thc phy
sician ut thc State Park.
Thc Btato house continues to be a
quiet yort of pince. Governor Blease
baa been away for the last few days
und reports say thai, ho ia at Nowber
rey resting. AnsbttAnt Attorney Hon
orai Fred IJr.niir.'.ck accompanied him.
Peeples for Re-election.
Attorney General Thomas Peoples
definitely announced that bo will
atand for re-election in Uro primary
this summer, lb. has no announced
opposition fer the ofHcc. Mr. Peoples
ls believed to he tho youngest Attor
ney' General in the country. Ile ls
about 20 yoars of agc. Ho stated
that, in nil probability, ho .? :<\ not
oak for re-election after his four
years' service sliall have expired if
tho peoplo send him back this sum
mer. "There aro important maters
for thia office to accomplish, and I feel
that tbLs work can bo done by the
end of my second term. Then I will
not avk for another term, as 1 ?Ce it
now." said thc Attorney General to
day. ,
WILL AGAIN ENDEAVOR
TO DISINTEGRATE TRUST
Practically Same Conditions Exist
as Before Tobacco Trust Was
Dissolved
ff ty Associate Press.)
Npw Yor't, March 2*. The four
companies, with which tho tobacco
trust wns integrated by the decree of
1911, today were Riven until.next Mon
day tn present a plan for abandoning
monopolistic practices-which thc at
torney general considers are In viola
tion of the decree. United States Dis
trict Attorney Marshall told tho at
torneys of these companies, at a cort
ference, that tho government intend
ed to put an end to present conditions
by injunction or other means, bu*;
nrntulsed to postpone action until
Monday at tho. request of tho tobacco
attorney*?.
The gevornmont'kv anting upon tho
complaint of cortaln independent deal-'
ors who charge that s monopoly of the
Jobbing business in this district, which
waa enjoyed by tho Metropolitan To-,
hacco Company under tho old.trtiBt,
?till exist?; and the independent deal
ers aro obliged to buy their tobacco at
retail rates.
The corporations represented at tba
conference w?re the American Tobac
co Co.. The Liggett and Myers, the H.
J. Reynolds and.tho Metropolitan To
bacco Com pan Hts.
Vniter the terms Of the dissolution
decree tho Federal cottrt still retains
jurisdiction of thc tobacco trust oas*.
?ADE A FUTILE ATTEMPT
TO ROB ATLANTA
BANK
AN EXCITING CHASE
Later Arrested in Boardin Houso
and Identified by Bank
Bookkeeper
(Hy Associated Pross.
Atlanta, (?a.. Mureil '?Ti.-Ali unBUC
esHfill attempt to mb tho State. Sav
iiiKH* Hank, UOO Auburn Avenue, a ne
in ro institution, was made herc late
I today by u lone bandit. Tho police
have arrested a white man, giving
jills name as lt. Itfiynate, 30.years old,
I on uuspicio-n ot having attempted the
hold np. r.'hynata, who ls married and
he is un actor, denies any know-'
I ledge or tl?o affair.
J. C. .Ross. 23 yeas old, negro book
kcepcr in the bank, was tho only ofS
ccr present ut thc Institution, tho other
o?ic ia is and employes having left for
the day. when ho was confronted
short'- after B o'clock hy thc rohhnr.
wno, pointing a revolver at him, de
mantled that he accompany him into
i the vault, the doora of-which wera.
I standing open.
#"Cot into tho vault, and ?ct In right
I quick," was the bandit's command.
Ross entered tho vault, the robber
I demanding that he open the doora ot
the aaTe, containing tbe bah.k-funds,
which was locked. Thc bookceper of
thu bank refused, whereupon the ban
dit drew a piece of gas pipe, about
three feet long, striking Ross over
tho head and inflicting a severo scalp
wound.
The bookkeeper then grappled with
the, rober finally escaping from tho
vault and into AUburn Ave, giving
tho alarm. Tho robber ni:
the h?j;H.
nue to Boll sire
negro
M?
Tato
tho robber Avho ftwn-?; ,
I'-Wa. street, where flo attempted to
board a otroot car, the conductor fore*
lng him off. .Thc bandit drew his re
volver and. fired twice at the conduc
tor, both shots gomg wild. Tho con
ductor returned thc Uro but failed to
hit tho fleeing man.
From Houston stroot. Ute. hunted
bandit turned In P achtree *.; street,,
which he followed to Cala -V street,1
where he forced a negro, at the polo'
or a revolver, to make room-Cor hi?x
hi iii? buggy Koopjng *eiB revolver
leveled at tho negro be made bim
*vhip his homo into a gwiiup ami,tura ~y
into Williams street. Here the rob
ber Jumped from the vehicle and
fled.
William Wooten, ,A negro,- told tho
p.ollea u few minutes later that he had
seen nu excited mah go Into a bGi:
ut 30 Williams street. The poli
lound Rhynatc in thc houde,-lying
bed. His wife waa wjith him. Hoto
thc police he- had been ill and in J^^P
the entire day. His wlfo told a Simi
lar story. .
The chase of tho robber covered ft
distance of about twelve blocks borora
h:> Jumped from tho buggy and fled.
Rhynatn was identified today by Rosa?
the bookkeeper, as the mad who con
fronted him, according tb the police. ,i
The accused suld his home was in1
Denver. Colo., and that he bad been.
lu Atlanta foi noun i three months
-The authorities said that ?ho told
thom that be had not been working
for sometime.
Tho Atlanta State Sayings Bank
rated as one of the strongest nqgroV
stitutlonB in tho city. ' >j
HELD FUNERAL
OF MY E. PRUiTTi
Belton Man Died Taeftday' ?n4
Was Buried at Betbal Yes
terday Afternoon
M. B. Pruitt, better known all
Anderson county aa "Lum." Pi
died at his homo "near Belton
day afternoon, it Will .'be reme
that Mr. Pruitt was' seized with
monia several days ago and fror
fIrnt little hope! waa . entertained
birt recovery.
Tho deceased waa a member
Baptist church and bis body waa '
ried yesterday Rt - Mt. Beth
which placo he had spent ali bis
Mr. Pruitt was a son of tho !
Tollver Pruitt of this county,
leaves a largo number of rel
and friends. HO wa? ab"
of age, and leaves flights^M^
sides bl? wife, who waa Misai
of thia coupty. He had been
working rnfl^MJw 1 .
many'others hi "
poverty in but t
lime of lu
ble cirri
Of OM?'
sold at
rere for spot i

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