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RAILWAY BANDITS j
HOLD IIP TRAIN!
(Viain Line Southern Is Rob
bed By Highwaymen.
NO PLAUSIBLE CLUE
AS TO ROBBERS
The Southern's New Orleans to New
York Limited is Held up nud Ex
press Cur Entered and #700 Is (Jot
ten from Safe?Five .Masked Men.
Greenville. February 18.?Southern
Railway train. No. 36, New Orleans
to New York, which passes Greenville
at 6.20 A. M.i was held up by live mask
ed bandits one mile north of White'
Sulphur, Ga., and 100 miles from
Greencille. at 2.15 o'clock this morn
ing and the express car dynamited.
A bandit entered the express car and !
attempted to blow open the station-1
ary safe, containing thousands of dol-j
lars. but the attempt was not suc
He then placed a stick of dynamite
on a small safe covered it with dirt;
and touched off the fuse. The safe j
was blown to atoms and some $700
Their Ruse Successful.
On a straight line of track just north
of the 5S7 mile post. Engineer 1). .1.
Fant was Invited to stop his engine
| by the waving of a red light across
the track, some three or four hundred
1 yards ahead of the engine, llhe ap-'
plied the brakes and slowed down.
j picking up ;i man. who told him that j
there was a broken rail ahead and
thai the same was being repaired.
I At the same time a bandit climbed
up on the other side of tiie engine and
the two covered the engineer and lire
man with revolvers, ordering them to
( hold up their hands. One of the
j bandits informed the engineer that
it meant a hold-up. Leaving,his part
ner to guard the engineer, the bandit
then got down and went hack to roh
the express car, telling the engineer
before he left that when a certain
signal was given for him to start the
Express Menssengcr Threatened
The bandit attempted to cut loose
the express car but failed. lie then
severed the nlr pipe and went back
to the engine, when he ordered the
engineer to get down and gring along
a shovel. Going hack to the express
car once more, the express messenger
was ordered to open the door. When
Hie messenger failed to respond to
the order, the bandit threatened to
blow tip the entire car with a stick
of dynamite, which he held In bis
The door was thrown open and the
messenger was covered with a revol
ver and ordered to throw up his hands j
A bandit then entered the car and
placed a stick of dynamite on the
stationary safe and touched off the
fuse. The explosion failed to accom
plish the desired result, and he turn
ed his attention to a small safe close
Small Safe Dynamited.
A stick of dynamite was placed on
top of it and dirt piled on top. The
explosion completely wrecked the safe
.damaging the car and express matter.
A number of packages were taken out
of the d Muolished safe hy two bandits,
a second one having ? moved the car
in the meantime.
Alter having looted the sale, the en
gineer was told that he could go. He
went hack to his engine and pulled on
to I.ula. minus a fireman and flagman.
The former, a colored man. was made
to ge. down from the engine and flee
through the woods, by the bandit who
was left in tiie cab when the engineer
was carried back to the express car.
When the train stopped the flagman
dismounted and went hack to Hag later
Conductor also Helpless.
When Engineer 1'ant was carried
back to the express car by the bandit,
he called to Conductor Mooney. who
he thought was in a coach a short dls
tnnce back. Tho conductor, however,
) was under cover of a bandit's revolver
I from the time the train stopped. When
I the train first stopped Conductor
Mooney stepped to the ground to see
what the trouble was and was imme
diately covered by a bandit. Having
looted the express ear the bandits i
iK-oked off, keeping their revolvers on
the trainmen all the while. When they
ha-! gotten into the woods they turn
ed .bout and beat a hasty retreat.
At 7 o'clock this morning No. 30
rolled Into the Southern passenger sta
tion, on Washington street, only 40
Express Car Badly Damaged.
Every window In the handsome ex
press car wa s blown out and a por
tion of the roof was torn off by the
Arriving In Creonvllle. engines were
changed and a fresh crew, with the
exception Of Conductor Mooney. took
charge of the train and proceeded
nothward. Engineer Fant came down
town about 7:30 o'clock and walked
CUT OFF MONEY
AND CRIPPLE WORK
To Save $.">,000 Hons.- Rod Got. Blease
Willing to Lose $20,000?Effect of
the Action. '
Gov. Blease vetoed the appropria
tion of $1,500 for an .actuary of the
State department ot- insu ranee and
his action Was upheld by the house.
He vetoed the appropriation of $5,000
for the comptroller general's office irt
making examinations into the offices
of county treasurer. He was sus
tained by the house In this veto.
By striking the item of $5.000 from
the appropriation bill the State lost
By striking the item for an actuary
from the appropriation bill the de
partment of insurance was crippled.
A LOSH of $20.000.
Comptroller General Jones In his
annual report shows where about
$20.000 has been expended for mak
ing the examinations.
"I am firmly convinced that the ex
aminations into the offices of county
treasurers can be more satisfactorily
dene, and prove of greater value when
done, by persons experienced in the
conduct of county offices, under the
immediate supervision and direction
of the comptroller general than by
bookkeepers, no matter now accom.
ilshed, under the employment of leg
ilatlve committees or grand juries.
"During the last tew years from
$15.000 to $20.000 has been expended
by the counties in stich independent
examinations, as against an annual
appropriation of $1,000 tor examina
tions under the direction of the comp
Produced Little Results.
"These independent examinations
have produced little results, except in
massing figures and recompiling the
annual settlements which have al
ready been examined by this oillce.
"An example of this is in the cum
in Laurens county, where $1,200 was
expended to examine into the exist
ence oi' a shortage reported by the
comptroller general some years ago.
"All such examinations should he
under the direction of the comptroller
general, who is required to prescribe
a uniform system of keeping accounts
in stich offices, and is the executive
auditing officer of the State.
"The comptroller general is not au
thorized to examine the ofllces or ac
counts of the probate judge and mas
tor, who are required to lile their an
nual reports, showing the different
estates and funds in their hands, and
a full account of all funds received
and paid out by them, with the circuit
court, to be passed upon by the cir
"The attorney general and solicitor
are required annually to examine into
the condition and conduct of the of
fices of clerk of court, sheriff and reg
ister of mesne conveyance. A com.
parntlvely small appropriation would
enable the comptroller general to ex
amine the accounts of these officers
at the same time he witnesses the an
nual settlements of the county treas
urers, so as to lay before you and the
public a complete and comprehensive
statement of the condition and finances
in all the counties."
That tho work of the department of
Insurance will bo crippled is shown by
the following statement by F II \lc
?laster. the insurance commissioner:
"To as!; an insurance commissioner
to conduct an insurance department
without the aid of an actuary 's like
asking tli?' superintendent of n hos
pital to treat the patients without ti e
service of a physician.
? I'h ? mathematics of life Insurance
is akin to the mathematics of as
tronomy anil is about as intricate.
Stated in the simplest terms possible,
an actuary is required to determine
Whether the present value of net
premiums promised plus assets in
hand equal the present value of death
claims likely to occur, according to a
table of mortality and an assumed
rate of interest. It is a distinct pro
fession. The royal astronomer llalley
was the first man to make any pre
tentious to being an actuary.
"There are nine industrial domestic
life insurance companies which do
business entirely among the poorest
people in South Carolina whose con
dition I should be unable to deter
mine without the aid of an actuary.
The same condition would apply to
tho larger life insurance companies
and while, of course, I can count the
cash and verify the books yet Icould
not calculate the reserves, and there
Is not a man in South Carolina, today,
thit I know, who can do it. Only an
actuary can do this.
Fees of 115,004).
"The Insurance department col
lects from the Insurance companies the
funds to maintain the department. As
this is done by certain fixed fees, the
Into the office of the morning newspa
per and told the story of the daring
train robbery. Within a short time
newsboys were crying "extra" upon
the street and the entire city knew of
the damatic occurenee.
amount which will be collected can
not be told In advance, but. judging
by the ,?aat. 1::? .s next year probably
more th?n $15,000 will be coll vexed,
or about COC more than the lv,
000 allotted to ihe department in the
appropriation bill. The total col.
lections last year by the Insurance de
partment were $141,915.12.
"For the maintenance of the de
partment $14,423 was collected from
the insurance companies.
"I feel sure that if I had had an
opportunity to present these facts to
the govirnor that be would not have
stricken the $1,500. for an actuary
from the appropriation bill."?The
Wife Got Tip Top Advice.
"My wife wanted me to take our
boy to the doctor to cure an ugly boll."
writes 1). Frankel, of Stroud. Okla.
"1 said 'put Ducklen's Arnica Salve
on lt.* She did so, and it cured the
boll In a short time." Quickest heal-,
er of burns, scalds, cuts, corns, bruis
es, sprains, swellings. Best Pile cure
on earth. Try It. Only 2.">c at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
All persons are hereby notified that
the stock of groceries formerly own.
ed by Planters Grocery Co. has been
purchased by \V. H. lludgcns & Co.,
who will continue business in the
Persons Indebted to the Planters
I Grocery Co. are hereby requested to
call and settle same by 25th day of
j February. 1911.
I R. T. Dunlap.
To Teachers ami School Trustees.
For Sale: A i|uantlt\ ol Hyloplnte
black boards in 4, ."> and ti feet lengths
and 1 feet wide that we will seil at
one-half the original coat. A bar
gain to those needing black hoards,
.-address M L. .Jones, aureus. S. C.
Executors, Administrators, Guardians
Executors. Administrators. Guard
ians and Trustees are hereby noti
fied that this is the time to make their
O. G. THOMPSON.
January 30, 1011?2 mo.
Clerk of Court's Sale.
State of South Carolina.
County of 1.aureus.
Pursuant to a decree of the court
of common pleas for said county and
state, in case of W. I.. Gray vs. D. D.
Peden I will sell at public outcry o
the highest bidder for cash on sales
day in March, 1911, being the 6th day
of the month, at I.aurens C. IL, during
legal hours. 6 lots In the town of
Gray Court known sis lots Nos. 17. IS.
29. :'.n. 40 and 11 or survey and plat
of II. R. Humbert. January 10th. 1907,
and hounded by the Dor rob lands,
la nils of R. L. Gray and lying on
streets and alleys in said town; the
put chaser to pay for papers.
John F. Holt.
2'.t-;:t C. C. C. P.
All Kinds of Furs, Muskrat
Muskrat 25c to 85cts
Mink . 50c to $7.50
The Highest Market Price Always Paid
Further Information may he had by
calling on or addressing
Next Door to Post Office, Laurens, S, C.
JAS. H. SULLIVAN
Attorney at Law
OfficC"Entcrprise Hank Building.
LAURENS, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JON KS
Offlce In Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S. C.
EARLY BIG BOLL
This is a Hybridized Cotton, a
good hardy, tough cotton; lints
well. Lint will measure from i
to i 1-6 inches long. This is
the kind of cotton the buyers
and spinners like to handle.
Result of io years' improv
ement. Single bushel, $1.25; in
lots of ten bushels or more,
$1.00 per bushel.
I*. I*. ?AIL.KY?
INSURE YOUR MULES
t For Further Information See
L. Q. BALLE, Jr., & COMPANY
J Agents for Fire, Life and Live Stock Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
Other Live Stock
Against loss by death from any cause.
Others see the wisdom of it why not
THE AMERICAN LIVE STOCK \
We beg- to take this method
of announcing* to our friends
that we have purchased the stock
of Goods formerly owned by the
Planters Grocery Company
and will appreciate your patron=
age in the future.
We have a fresh line of every
thing for the Table:
Groceries and Fresh Vegetables.
Best Brands of Package |
Goods, Coffees and Teas.
FRUITS OF ALL KINDS.
Special [for this week?First
Patent Flour at $5 25 per barrel.
IW. H. HUDGENS & CO.
I Phone 50 Latirens, S. C.
To the level-headed young
man, a bank account, added to a
determination to make it larger,
means much. The names of
many such are enrolled on our
books; and the number is steadily
increasing? Are you among the
THE BANK3^ LAU RENS