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Laurens, S. C.
Charged with Reckless and
WHO THEY AHE.
A Review of the Case and What the
Plaintiff will Endeavor to Prove
Prominent Men Connected with It.
GREENWOOD, May 27.?The expected
has happened in the mattor of the City
Hank of this place wh'ch closed its
doors almost exactly two years ago to
Mrs. Lucy M. Seigwald, a stock
holder, owning 47 shares of stock,
through her attorneys, Messrs. Cald
well & Giles, of Greenwood, has
brought suit against the directors of
the above named bank, charging them
"with reckless and ruinous misman
agement," and further that "they had
failed to meet in consultation in even
two years," that "by gross and outra
geous negligence they permitted grossly
false statements to be printed in news
papers, whereby persons were led to
purchase stock," and lastly that these
men "allowed it to be wrecked"
through their own personal agent,
James F. Davis, called the president of
the bank though not owning a dollar's
worth of stock in the bank, and Oiere
fore these men are responsible person
ally for the amount of the capital stock.
The complaint is a closely written
typewritten document of 17 pages and
will be highly sensational when made
public. The following is a summary
taken from the verification of the com
"Wherefore, the plaintiff charges
that the said D. A. P. Jordan, presi
dent and the said James F. Davis, the
personal agent of the defendant direc
tors, styling himself with their sanc
tion President of said bank, have been
culpably wasteful of the property of
the stockholders; that those two per
sons, especially the said James F. Da
vis; have lost securities which he held
on loans by neglecting to record mort
gages in his possession; that the direc
tors are personally responsible for the
misdoings and failures of the said Jas.
F. Davis, their own agent."
This is the crux of tho whole matter.
The directors, all men of wealth, are
sued because they allowed Mr. J. F.
Davis to act as president of the City
Bank when he did not own a single
share of stock in the bank, when the
state laws require a man to own not
less than ten shares, and that by so do
ing they are themselves responsible for
his acts as he was their own agent and
not the presidnt in law. The City
Bank was organized in 1891, by the
late D. A. P. Jordon. He was presi
dent and the late Dr. J. C. Maxwell
was vice president. James F. Davis
was the first cashier. The board of di
rectors is the same now with the ex
ception of G. A. Barksdale, who re
signed and the two deceased members,
D. A. P. Jordon and Dr. J. C. Max
well, the two members, E. S. Tinsley
and J. S. Klugh being put in their
places. There are no minutes to show
for any meeting at which these two
men were made directors nor in whose
place they were chosen, but they are
parties in the action. The complaint
goes on to show how in some dozen or
more of cases Mr. Davis accepted
mortgages for security for loans and it
was six months or more in each case
before these mortgages were recorded.
The most sensational statement is
that when the firm of Hall & Rice was
in business here, they were allowed to
check out $28,000 without any security
whatever, and although W. P. Hall
surrendered his handsome home and
other property here, yet the hank real
ized not more than $10,000 from the
sale of this property and that therefore
the bank was the loser to the extent of
$15,000 by this carelessness. Although
no other stockholders are mentioned in
the complaint which has been served by
the sheriff on the directors, yet it is
understood that a large majority of
them approve of the action and the
reason that they have not been made
parties is that they are "too numerous
to mention." The bank had a capital
stoek of $00,000, with shares at $50, the
share and therefore had out 1,200
shares. The failure of this bank was
the greatest blow ever received by
Greenwood and one that has been a
keen wound ever since to the people.
Two banks have sprung up in town in
the place of it, and both arc doing
The following are the Defendants
who are sued for $60,00<,; Wm. Bailey,
J. S. Marse, E. S. TinsLy, J. S. Klugh
and James P, Davis, in his own right,
and as President and Receiver of City
Bank. -Spnrtanburg Herald.
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Ark., "for the relief I got from Buck
lens Arnica Salve. It cured my fear
ful running sores, which nothing else
would heal, and from which I had suf
fered for 5 years." It is a marvelous
healer for cuts, burns and wounds.?
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Apply to J. Wade Anderson, Lauren,
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41 ~2t Laurens, P. F. D. No. 6
[ PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. James Alton of Greenville visited
friends in the city last week.
Miss Emmie Meng will leave today
for a visit to Kingstree.
Dr. Moseley of Tylersville was in the
Miss Talulah Caine has returned from
a visit to Virginia.
Miss Annie Gilkerson has returned
from a visit to Clinton.
Mr. W. J. Adair of Clinton was in
the city on Friday.
Mr. W. M. Myers of Huntington was
among the city's visitors last week.
Mr. Duck Young of Milton was in
the city last week.
Dr. H. M. Babb of Rapley was in the
Mr. S. M. Garrett of Worrior creek
section was in town last week.
Mr. J. 0. Templeton of Rocky Spring
vicinity was on our streets yesterday.
Mr. Oscar Lanford of Lanford Sta
tion was in town yesterday.
Mr. John C. Davis of Clinton was in
the city on yesterday.
Mr. Dudley Young is at home for his
vacation. He has been attending col
lege in Marion, Ala.
Mr. Richard Patterson of Lanford
Station was among the visitors last
Miss Mamie McCuen of Princeton is
spending sometime with her sister, Mrs.
W. L. Taylor.
Mrs. J. Bennett Townsend and child
ren of Anderson, are visiting her father,
Sheriff T. J. Duckctt.
Mrs. T. J. Weathers and daughters
of Bellview were visiting in the city
Mr. Coke Gray, who was thought to
be in for A serious spell of sickness, is
very much better.
Messrs. Jno. H. Hunter, A. C. Work
man and Reeder Workman of the Hope
well section were in town on Saturday.
Mrs. Carrie Vance is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Banks, in Columbia this
Mr. W. H. Pinson of the Mt. Pleas
ant neighborhood was in the city last
Master Walter Wharton is visiting
his aunt, Mrs. J. T. A. Ballcw, at Lis
Mr. J. A. Roland of Wofford will
spend two weeks at home before com
Mrs. W. L. Wait of Conway, has re
turned to her home after a short visit
to Mrs. Watson.
Mr. Theo. Gray and sons of Alabama
spent Thursday in the city with rela
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrett and child
ren spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Garrett.
Mr. O. B. Simmons attended the
Bankers convention which met at An
derson last week.
Mrs. S. E. Dunlap and little grand
children, Margaret and Thornwcll Dun
lap, of Mountville were in the city on
Messrs. W. D. Byrd and W. L. Taylor
have returned from Johns Hopkins
where they both underwent successful
Miss Flora Simpson returned to her
home at Tumbling Shoals last week
from Columbia, where she has been in
school for the past few months.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Copelahd, Jr.,
and Misses Katherine Copeland and
Margaret Parrott of Clinton were in
the city last week for a few hours.
Mr. Geo. Willard of Watts Mill is
visiting his mother, Mrs. S. J. Willard,
and family of High Shoals, Oconee
Mr. E. Paul Allen, who has been
principal of the schools at Princeton
and Barksdale, has been elected princi
pal of the Cross Hill school for the next
The Palmetto Drug Co. has just re
ceived and is putting in place a magni
ficent Soda Fountain. They will be
ready to dispense cold drinks from it
Mrs. Gray Better.
The condition of Mrs. Dial Gray, who
has been critically ill for several days,
is more encouraging.
Miss Tocoa Caine is also better.
Church of the Epiphany.
The Episcopal Church is being wired
for electric lights. Everything will be
in radiness by Sunday night. Service
and sermon at 8:30 o'clock. Come and
bring some one with you.
Children's Day at New Prospect.
Those who were fortunate enough to
attend Children's Day at New Prospect
on last Saturday, returned delighted
with everything. The programme was
one of the most attractive that they
have ever had and they always have a
good one. Dr. W. J. Langston of
Greenville was the orator of the day.
Mr. Drummond's Illness.
Mr. J. S. Drurnmond, who has been
in a critical state of health for some
time, is gradually sinking. It is not
probable he will survive many days
His sister, Mrs. Wm. Means of
Moore's, and daughter, Mrs. Parsons of
Fountain Inn, are with him, as are also
his sons, Messrs. Guy Drurnmond of
Spartanburg, James Drurnmond of
Fountain Inn and Wm. Drurnmond of
Closing Exercises of the Laurens Mills
The closing exercises of the Laurens
Cotton Mills Schools were held Monday
night in the auditorium of the school
The exercises consisted in songs and
drills by the children and an address by
Rev. L. G. Wood, D. D. Rector of St.
Luke's Church Charleston, S. C. The
children showed careful training and
discipline and their exercises were a
treat to the large audience that filled
Dr. Wood showed himself a master
in the art of instruction and entertain
ment. For nearly an hour he held the
attention of those little children as well
as the "grown ups" as if he were recit
ing fairy tales, instead of driving home
truths, with logic and reason.
Those who failed to hear Dr. Wood
missed a rare opportunity, for it is not
often that one is privcledgcd to listen to
a speaker of such interesting force.
The efficient corps of teachers are
Miss Lyl Harris of Laurens, principal.
Miss Eleanor Ball of Charleston and
Miss Mary Simpson of Laurens assist
Watts Mill Population.
The population of Watts Mill village
was found by Rev. W. D. Hammott in
a recent canvas of that mill town to be
506. The canvas was made to ascertain
the per cent of professing and of non
The following is an accurate state
ment of professing Christians, Baptist
125, Methodist 42, Presbyterian 16, Luth
erans 4, Apostles 3, Episcopalians l,
Adventist 1, total 192.
Goat the Exception.
Not a great while ago, a pe' 'roat
which belonged to a little boy in this
city strayed off. The boy's father put
an advertisement in this paper which
brought in the goat. The advertising
agent was pleased with the result and
suggested to the gentleman that "ad
vertising pays." The reply was "not
when you lose a goat."
Bolt ?? Long Wedding.
Married at half past two o'clock Sun
day afternoon May 21, at the residence
of the brides uncle Mr. J. M. Roberson,
Pelzer, S. C. Miss Muttie Bolt, to Mr.
Arthur R. Long, the Rev. Woddle, of
the first Baptist church, officiating.
Mrs. Long is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed B. Bolt of Eden this county,
but has been holding a position with
the Dexter Broom and Mattress Co. of
Pelzer for some time.
Mr. Long is a native of Anderson and
holds a position with the Pelzer ('<>.
Coroner's Inquest Concluded.
The inquest proceedings as to the
cause of the death of Essec Murrill,
the negro, who was found in Enoree
River more than two weees ago, were
concluded at Lanford last Friday.
There were 15 witnesses examined,
but none of the evidence was of suffi
cient strength to warrant the coroner
in making an arrest. Pete Copoland,
one of the negroes arrested on suspicion
two weeks ago was released, the other
three the Solicitor decided to hold for a
few days to await developments.
There has been great interest mani
fested in the investigations. About 000
persons attended the proceedings at
Lanford on Friday, quite a number go
ing from this place.
RIVAL FLEETS MEET
IN KOREAN STRAIT.
Russians Badly Beaten and Nine
teen Vessels Lost.
OVER 2,000 PRISONERS TAKEN.
Rear Admiral Captured. Flag Ship Damaged and
Rojestvensky's FateJUnknown. Japanese
Vessels not Injured.
The great Naval battle, which has
been momentarily expected for weeks,
between the Russians ami Japanese has
taken place. The two fleets came to
gether in the straits of Korea iast Sat
urday and the Russians were badly
The Russian losses ns definitely
known are 13 vessels destroyed and six
None of the Japaneso vessels were
2,000 Russians were taken prisoners,
including Rear Admiral NebagatofT.
Rojestvensky's flag ship escaped but is
reported as badly damaged, while the
fate of the Admiral is not known. Some
reports indicate the belief that he was
The reports from London state that
the Japanese are pursuing the Rus
sians, picking off a vessel now and
Advices show that Rojestvensky's
fleet, composed of all his most power
erful and effective ships, was com
It is thought now that the next move
will he towards peace.
At a mooting of the citizens held in
the Court House yesterday at 11 o'clock
the tax levy for school purposes was
increased for this school district from
2 3-4 mills to 3 mills.
(). B. Simmons, P. A. Simpson and
.J. .1. Pluss whose terms of ollice had
expired were unanimously reclected
The treasurer made a statement as
to the receipts and expenditures and
made the announcement that they had
raised the salaries of several of the
Col. Ferguson, a member of the
board of trustees explained that 5 years
ago the white attendance of the school
was less than IIOO, now it is more than
?100, that it was the aim of the trustees
to increase the efficiency of the school
in line with its progress.
An auditing committee, consisting of
Dr. 11. K. Aiken, Albert C. Todd ami
R. E. Babh were appointed to examine
the books of the treasurer and to pub
lish so much of it as would be neces
sary for the information of the patrons
The meeting adjourned to convene
again next Tuesday to hear the report
of the committee.
Divine Service will be in the Episcopal
Church on Thursday, (Ascension Day)
at 11 o'clock a. m.
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, when you
lose your health, because indigestion
and constipation have sapped it away.
Prompt relief can be had in Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They build up your di
gestive organs, and cure headache, diz
ziness, colic, constipation, etc. Guaran
teed at Palmetto and Laurens Drug. Co.
price 25 cts.
Sized Up by act American who has
The engineering works, at which the
writer was employed a few years ago,
were, at the time one of the largest in
Two hundred years ago one of the i
Bairds, the original owners of the Gath
sherric iron mines of Scotland, went
over to St. Petersburg and was given,
by Peter the Great, a small island, now (
within the city limits, upon which to
build a foundry for the purpose of
casting "carronades." The name was;
taken from the Carron iron works of
Scotland, at which these pieces of or
dinance were cast. They are short can
non, mounted on vertical pivots, and in
those days were thought highly of by
the British military authorities for the
defence of fortresses, as the muzzles of
the carronades could be depressed over
the parapet so as to fire down upon the
beads of an attacking force.
From this beginning the present Gov
ernment Neva works, employing many
thousands of men, have grown. At
these works engines for the largest bat
tle ships are made, steel is manufac
tured and brass sheets are rolled for
army cartridges. At the time the
writer was there all the foremen and
most of the leading hands were Eng
lish, receiving a high rate of pay.
The Russian mechanic is slow to
learn, and it is necessary to keep him
continually on one kind of work. It is
difficult for him to react a scale, and the
consequence is that no matter how
large the pattern of forging may be, it
is necessary to make full size drawings
upon boards for him to work to.
The working hours were from 7
o'clock in the morning until 7 o'clock
at night, with an hour for dinner at
noon time, when the men, as a rule re
main in the works. Their food con
sisted generally of black bread and wa
ter. The passport of every man em
ployed was held in the passport office
connected with the works, a police
sergeant being in charge, so that it was
impossible for any one to move with
out first obtaining permission. Most of
the laborers come into the cities from
outlying villages to earn money by
work factories, so as to keep I
their families in the country alive, but
many are to be seen in the large en
gineering establishments in naval uni
forms, the Government permitting its
sailors to work thus for a portion of
All live in "trakteers"?a sort of sa
loon and restaurant combined?of which
there are many near all the works, ob
taining credit from the proprietor un
til pay day comes around.
It was a mistake on Kennan's part
when, describing the horors of "the
road to Siberia," he said that the Rus
! sians objected to being crowded togeth
er like "snakes in a basket." This is
the way they live at the trakteers, sleep
ing all together upon the floor of a back
room, anyway?in their clothes. They
are obliged by law to wash themselves
once a month. To this end they have
to hand to the passport office a certifi
cate every month obtained from one of
the citv bath houses close at hand.
The most unjust system which op
presses these wage earners is what is
called "straff "?fines. A workman can
be and is fined for anything he docs con
trary to regulations. If he is a few
minutes late, if he remains away from
work without permission, if he is no
ticed loitering, talking or smoking he
in fined. In a dozen other ways also he
may break the rules of the works. So
when he receives his miserable pay at
the end of the month he may find a
heavy percentage deducted.
The Russian workmen get gloriously
drunk at times on vodka, but when this
happens tooneof them on "pranznicks"
?holidays, especially the name days of
the imperial family or saint days?it is
looked upon as rather to his credit. The
police simply put him in a drosky and
carry him off to the "chass" ? police
station - to sober up.
The oaths and vile epithets in the
Russian language are sometimes terri
ble, you can call a man anything you
like, if you want to, but don't strike
him, as there is a severe law, with
heavy penalties, which applies to any
foreigner. This law was passed at tho
time of the emancipation of the serfs.
It took an Englishman two years to get
out of St. Petersburg after thrashing
his servant, through the heavy fine im
posed upon him. An incident of this
nature occurred at the works. The
English workmen were popular with
the Russians on account of their liber
ality in "standing" drinks. One Satur
day night a foreman having been called
all sorts of names by a native, when
drinking in a trakteer, promptly
knocked him down. He was arrested
immediately and taken by the police to
the chass, where he was stripped of
every vestige of clothes and shoved in
to a bare room with a stone floor among
a lot of "drunks" also naked. He re
mained this way in prison until by the
efforts of the police sergeant at the
works he was released the next after
noon. He declared afterwards that he
would never strike a Russian.?George
F. Cole in Chicago News.
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The wise Shoe Buyers see many unusual things
in Copeland's Shoes.
The shape?the style?the quality of the
goods are dominating features that appeal to the
better class of trade.
Real value, real merit and real business are
there in every pair of shoes we sell.
You will profit greatly by simply trying, one
pair, we want YOU to know how and why the pro
gressive people deal with us.
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
STATE AND QENERAL NEWS.
Prof. J. H. M. Beaty, director of the
textile department of Clemson College,
has resigned to' accept the position of
assistant to Lewis W. Parker, who is
the president of a number of cotton
At a special meeting of the stock
holders of the Lockhart Mills a resolu
tion was voted to increase the capital
stock of the plant to $1,300,000.00 by
issuing $656,000.00 of non-convertible,
pereferred stock, which is to bear 7 per
Capt. Richmond Pearson Hobson of
the United States Navy, who made
himself by sinking the "Merrimac"
during the Spanish-American war, was
married on last Thursday to Miss
Grzelda Houston Hull of Tuxedo, N. Y.
Barron Alfenz de Rothchilds, head of
the great French banking house of that
name, died on May 26th of bronchitis.
He was 78 years old, and probably the
most noted financier that has lived dur
ing the past century.
Senator B. R. Tillman was thrown
from his carriage at Edgeficld on
Thursday night and narrowly escaped
serious injury. He sustained painful
cuts about the head, but they are not
dangerous. Ho had just spoken to the
graduating class of the S. C. C. I. Miss
Lona Tillman, his daughter, also re
ceived slipht bruises.
County Summer Schools.
The county board of education held a
special meeting on Friday, May 26th, to
arrrangc for the teachers summer
school. It was decided that the school
commence on the 17th of July.
Prof. B. Y. Culbertson was elected
instructor of Mathematics, Geography,
and Civics, and Prof. H. B. Dominick
was elected instructor of Physiology,
English, and Pedagogy.
The following is a list of books decided
on by the county board for the summer
school, Hutchinson's Physiology, Beuh
ler's English Grammer, Hughs' Mis
takes in Teaching, Wentworth New
School Algebra, Wentworth's l'racticai
Arithmetic, Peterman's Civil Govern
ment, and Frye's Geography of South
The Summer School for the negroes
will begin on July 3rd.
COMMENCEMENT AT CLINTON.
Prominent Educators and Divines to I
Clinton, May 29th?The Graded school
will close another successful year
on Tuesday night, when the graduating
exercises will be held in Copeland's Hall.
Prof. Clinkscales of Wofford will be
The entertainment by the children
will be on Friday evening, June 2nd.
The Commencement exercises of the
Presbyterian College of South Carolina
will begin on Sunday, June 4th, with
the Baccalaureate Sermon by Rev. L. J.
Cartledge of Anderson. The sermon
before the Y. M. C. A. in the evening
will be delivered by Rev. J. C. Shiveof
Abbeville. Monday, 8:30 p. m., Debaters
Contest; Friday, 11 a. m. Declaimers
Rev. Robert Adams, D. D. of Laurcns
and Rev. S. C. Byrd of Winnsboro wil
speak on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, June 7th, will occur the
Inauguration of the President, Rev.
W. G. Neville, D. D., L. L. D. The
charge to the President will be made by
Rev. W. M. McPheeters, D. D., of Co
lumbia. The graduating exercises will
close the program.
Miss Murr of Va. returned on Friday,
after .t visit to Mrs. A. V. Martin.
Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Copeland Jr. and
children leave this week to spend the
summer in North Carolina.
Miss Rosa Bailey gave a very charm
ing card party on Thursday afternoon
to a dozen of her friends.
Mr. Legare BlackweD's friends were
glad to see him in town last week.
The Laurens County Medical Society
met here during the week past.
Mrs. W. G. Neville will leave on Wed
nesday to attend the commencement of
the College for Women in Columbia.
Mr.and Mrs. John Bolt, visited friends
Saturday on their way to Rock Hill.
Miss Catharine Copeland closes her
Music class this week and returns to her
home in North Carolina for the summer.
Qray Court-Owings Institute.
The third annual session of the Gray
Court-Owings Institute came to a close
last Friday with appropriate and highly
Mr. W. H. Hamilton was principal of
this school during the past session, and
it is greatly regretted by those inter
ested that Mr. Hamilton is not to be at
the head of this splendid institution
next session. He has, however, de
cided to specialize his profession and
with that end in view he expects to
spend a few years at some of the lead
ing colleges and universities of this
country, including Johns Hopkins.
Dnimmond ?? Henderson.
Mr. Willie Henderson of the firm of
Davis & Roper and Miss Maud Dnim
mond of Lanford Station were married
on Sunday afternoon at the home of
Mr. Thad R. Simpson. Rev. O. L.
The Watt? Mill Baptist Church held
a special service on Sunday afternoon
for the ordination of Mr. Willie Moore
as a deacon of that church.
The presbytery consisted of the pas
tor W. D. Hammett, C. B. Bobo of the
1st church, Rev. M. C. Compton. Cor
nelius Bishop, and Jno. Moore of the
2nd church, and the deacons of the
Watt? Mill Church.
Hunter and Aekci Must
Hear the Brunt.
TOO MUCH SPEED.
Ogden Special only an ??Extra" and Had
No Right of Way and Must Come
Into Yard Under Control.
The Southern's attorney at the hear
ing before the Railroad Commission a
week ago to ascertain the cause of the
wreck of the Ogden special in the
Greenville yards on the morning of
April 29, assumed the position that En
gineer James R. Hunter in charge of
the special's engine is entirely to blame
for the accident on the ground that he
violated the rules of the company in
coining Into the yards without having
his engine "under full control, expect
ing to find the main track occupied ?
under such control as would allow
him to stop within half the distance he
could see"?and that as the special was
running as an extra with right of way
only over trains of published schedule,
the Greenville yardmaster, even in the
face of the telegram placed on his hook
at 7:18 notifying him that the special
would arrive at 7:55, was in no wise re
sponsible and was not to blame for hav
ing the freight boxes on the main
The main witness put up to outline,
and define this defense of the road was
General Manager Spencer, who said
that the telegram to the Greenville of
fice was not sent with the view of cur
tailing the right of work of shifting
trains, as practice showed that it was
not safe to supercede these kinds of
rules with respect to large yards like
those at Greenville, except by a "No.
Sljorder," which having to be receipted
for and checked back to the dispacther
it was not wise to use on a yard like
Greenville's, for the reason that it was
bad practice to allow engineers to get
into the habit of running specials into
such a yard not under full control.
Superintendent Wiliiatns, the first
witness to be put up, testified as to tho
care that was used in selecting a crew
familiar with the road between Spar
tanburg and Greenville. He testified
that engine 1010 was saved out for the
special, and that it was at Engineer
Hunter's special request that he was
put in charge; this was tho engine Hun
ter bad rim regularly between Colum
bia and Savannah.
He denied that Hunter was known as
a fast runner. At Mr. Thomas' sug
gestion Mr. Williams added a copy of
his letter to all inferior officers caution
ing that every care he used to pro
tect the train and not to run too fast.
Roundhouse Foreman W. P. Waites,
testified as to the selection of engine
1010. It came from train 20, which lias
preference in equipment. It was thor
oughly overhauled in the shops and
ample experiments and tests made to
see that the air brake arrangements, the
dynamo and steam heating apparatus
were in good order. Mr, Waites also
testified as to Mr. Hunter's solicitation
about making the trip. He, the wit
ness, and Engineer W. II. Green, and
others present at the time of the selec
tion, and Hunter himself, agree that
Hunter himself was thoroughly famil
iar with the road. Hunter said that he
and his fireman both knew every foot
of the road and witness personally
knew that ho was familiar with the
j Charlotte division, lie added that Hun
| tor, on account of his experience and
efficiency and reputation as a careful
man had been given preference gen
erally on the Savannah division. Wit
ness knew nothing of Conductor Acker,
of the special.
Mr. Maxwell testified that as tho
train rounded the curve into the Green
ville yards, he noticed thai the emer
gency brakes were being applied with
great force, the speed being about ;'.,"> to
40 miles an hour. Yet witness admitted
that the rule required this train to
come into the yards' under full con
trol. Witness' understanding of "un
der full control" was that the engine
must be in such control as to allow it
to he stopped within half the distance
the engineer could see. Ho thought a
train running at tho speed tho Ogden
special was running at, could be stopped
within three or four hundred yards.
Under the rules the work train had a
right to be on the main line at that
BNGINBBR lIUNTKIt'fl THSTIMONY,
Engineer Hunter failed to demon
strate that lus train could be classed
other than as extra and thai as such
should not have come in under full
control. His orders gave him right of
way over second and third-class trains,
but did not change tlx- class of his
train, and he had no special orders
changing his class and giving him a
right to enter without control. He said
his interpretation of the rules was that
as he was running on a detailed sched
ule his train was first-class, the sched
ule being a supplement to the pub
lished schedule, but Mr. Raker said
that with such a special, the crew's or
ders would show plainly that its sched
ule was a supplement and all employes
would bo notified with a number 31 or
der. In explaining a question Attorney
Bellinger said it was the evident inten
tion of the railroad to place the blamo
for the wreck on Engineer Hunter.
Mr. Thomas replied that it was a
matter of indifference to tho road what
particular employe was to blame, th
wreck itso'f was sufficient evidence that
somebody h id blundered, and the road
being responsible for tho acts of its
agents it would not lesson the road's
financial responsibility to place the
blame on any particular agent.
Engineer Hunter and Conductor
Ackers have been dischaigod.