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TALES OF ARMY PRISON
HORRORS BROUGT TO U. S.
BY CONGRESS COMMITTEE
Now York, Sept. 26.-Bringing a re
port of "outrageous cruelties P 'pe
trated on American soldiers" in Iris
ons of the American expeditionary
forces in France, the congressional
committee sent overseas to investigate
t'ales of army "prison horrors" arrived
here today on the transport Aganem
11011 from Brehit. The party was com
Posed of Representative Royal C.
Jolllson, South Dakota, chairman; Os
car E. lland, Indiana, and Ilenry D.
Flood, of Virgin-a.
'oliditions in army prison camps
were found "very bad", with special
emphasis laid on prison camp 2, near
Paris, the committee stated.
"Conditions were appalling," Repre
sentative Bland said as soon as the
Agamemnon docked. "Nothing like
this treatment of our men had ever
been known before in the history of
the Americen army. We have copies of
records, reports and testimony of in
spectors, courtsmartial officers, so as
to be able to definitely fix responsibil
Representative Bland held that Col.
Grinstead and General Strong were
directly resiponsible for the "unpre
cedented cruelties" at prison farm 2,
and that if General Strong who was
over Colonel Grenstead did not know
of conditlon5, lie should have.
ille said tliat Genetral Harts for
months was in the same building at
10 Rue St. Anne, where thousands of
outrages were committed. Lack of
food, heat, and all', and nauseating
sanitary conditions were before his
eyes, and the reports showing their
condition were on file in his office, Mr.
The representative added that Gen
eral Harts was the military guardian
of the president, and "no man in the
judge advocate general's or provost
mnarshal's departments h'ad the bold
ness to recommend his trial before a
courtsmartial or efficiency board."
"Three facts stand out," said 'Mr.
Bland, "firat, that the most horrible
and revolting cruelties existed; sec
ond, that the higher offilcers responsi
ble have not been made to atone for
these wrongr third, that no reason
able excuse for the same has been of
fered by the war department. It is
clearly up to them."
Congressman Bland added, "it is the
intention of the committee to see that
every man in any way responsible for
the outrages will be .brought to jus
tice before the forum of public opin
Congressman .lohnson said the
party would art'ivd 'in Washirrgton'
early tomorrow morning and would
immediately begin sorting the records
brought over by them.
* RESOLUTION OF SYM[PATHY. *
Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme
RuIIr of the Universe to remove from
our midst by death, our esteemed Sov
creign and co-worker, Robert Niles
Pulley, wvho has for many years oc
cupied a prlominlent rank in our midst,
mlaintainling unlder' all circumstances
a char'acter' untar'nlihed, and a r'eputa
lion above reprloach, Ther'efore, he it
Thlat in the deathl of .Sovereign
Robert Niles Pulley this camp hlas sums
tainedl the loss of a Sovereign wvhose
fellowship it was anl lhonor' and a
pileasur'e to enjoy, that .we b~ear' will
lng testimony to Ils many virtues, to
is unqluestionedi probity and stainless
life; .that wve offer to his bereaved fam
ily and mnourninlg friends, over' whom
sorrow has hunlmg bher 5fa'ble mantle, our'
heart-felt condolence, and pray that
Infinite Goodness may bring speedy
relief to their burdlened hoam'ta and
ihspire thenm withl the consolations
that Hope in fultulrity and faith in
Goed give even in the shadow of thle
Be it further' resolved, Thlat a page
inl our1 minute book he dedienatedi to
his memory', with a copy of these reso
lultions spread -theroin. That a copy
be giveni to the county paper for pubh
lication and a copy presented to his
Ib.. .M. K ENNIDY,
14'arview Camp No. 422, WV. 0. W.
Tio D~ebtors and Creditors:
All persons having claims or de
mAnds against the estate of M. B.
Poole, deceased, will present them to
the undersigned, duly attested, and
all persons indebted to the said estate
will make payment to the undorsigned.
MR8. JANIE BIAND,
Sept. 6th, 1919. Sumter, S. EG.
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time ceilbrtedi .Shivar Miit a 'aler. Po'
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's:es filn?; costs al Irif',. Delivered anly.
Mrs. Hendersonk Claims Dody Found in
Rtiver at Columbia iN that of Son.
Officials Say It Isn't.
'Columbia, Sept. 25. - The white
muan's body found in the Congurce riv
ci last -Sinday afternoon was today
positively identified as that of Wiliali
Andrew lenderson, who was an in
m1ate of the state hospital for the in
sane, and who escaped one week ago
today. The identiflcation was made by
.\lrs. Rebecca Iilidersoln, the young
%tan's mother, of Cokesbury. She
caie to Columbia and eomployed coun
ty officials to. disenter the remains
IWith she migjt have opportunity to see
if it was her son. As soon as she got
a glimpse of the body today she was
sure it was her son.
Authorities at the hospital said they
thought of Henderson a few days ago
when they saw the remains, but their
belief was that Henderson was too
sm'all a man for- that found in tile
river. She plans to take the remains
to Hodges for interment.
The young man was 211 years old
and was committed to the state hos
pital for the insane January 7, 1919,
where he remained until Sept. 17,
when he escaped. The body was found
about eight miles below Columbia in
the river last Sunday caught in a raft.
It was brought to Columbia about I
o'clock 'Monday morning and was bu
ried , without identification Monday
iDr. 'C. Fred Williams, superintend
ent of the State Hospital for the In
sane, says he feels that Mrs. Hender
son is mistaken in her belief that the
body is that of her son. Dr. Williams
and I)r. Munnerly, his assistant, were
called in the morning the body was
brought to Columbia. Decomposition
had set in so 'badly that identification
could not be made from the general
appeara:ce of the features. Con'se
quently they were compelled to look
to records as to the .size of Vaughn
and Henderson, both of whom had dis
appeared. Vaughn was only five feet
five inches in height, while Henderson
was five feet seven inches in height
and weighed one hundred and fifty-six
pounds, as shown by the records In
Dr. Williams' office. The dead man
measured six feet, possibly a little bit
more, the measurement being taken
by the. hospital au-thorities, the county
physician and the undertakers. It was
further emphasized by Dr. Willianis
tonight that Henderson had been gone
only five days, and the belief of the
undertakers, the coroner, the exam
ining physician and others was that
the body had been in the water pos
sibly ten days or two weeks.
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SPEAI(S FORl TREATY
Clemenceeau D~elivers Ils Long Ex
peeted Speech In Support of Itail
cation. Old Fihting~ Spirit.
Paris, Sept. 25.-Premier Ciemen
ceau ' delivered his long-expected
speechl in debate on the ratiflcation of
the peace trea'ty in the 'Chamber of
[Deputties this afternoon, 'the whole
trend of is arguments in favor of the
treaty was that the, treaty was one of
sollidarity between allies, who united
IA war, must he'untesd in peace.
'M. Clemenceau admitited that tile
treaty contaiined many imperfections,
butt said it was tihe culminatIon of
tihe work of "the coalition of libera-'
tion," the first of its sort In the his
tory of the world, as tile treaty was
the dawn of a new era. lie recalled
the dark (lays of 1917, and decclar'ed
to tile oppionents of the treaty tyat if
a peace. lroposal had been received
then, returning Alsace and Lolrraine to
France, no Frenechman would have deC
mnanded the insertIon of any other
clause, b~ut wvould have accepted it.
Thle trilaty brought back more thban
the lost provinces; It placed France on
thte highest pinnacle of lame and
honor, and it a few years W~ouild brin~g
'Thnen whn hnr1 annoren in the ,I,
bate, the premier Pointed out, had
criticised the details of the treaty,
which must 'be considered accepted or
rejected as a whole, whether the In
strument was helpful or harmful to
France. Tihe treaty was "the ensem
ble of possibilities," which was worth
what the future - ruling classes of
France would maki It by their labor.
The .premlier's effort was tremnCld
ous. lie reimailne. on the tribune for
more than two hours. Many times lie
seemed to weaken, his voice becoming
so low as to be almost inaudible be
yond the first row of government
benches, but he waved off the advice
from all quarters of the chamber of
"rest" and over the criticism, which
has been prominent in the debate, that
the French language is not the ofil
cial language of the treaty, saying:
"It is not my fault if the EInglish
language is spoken by nearly two
thirds of the civilized world."
The chamber's apparent delegation
to prolong th'e debate as long as pos
sible 'was not deterred b'y the prem
ier's request for a vote on the treaty
today, for, while M. Clemenceau was
speaking, several deputies inscribed
their names on President Desohanel's
list as participants in the debate. M.
Ciomnenceau warned the chambe r that
if it refused to ratify the treaty it
WouldIi make it an instrument of death
to France, while If the chamber rati
fled the instrum nt France Would be
collie Ilmibu td wih its spirit, which
wolod mean the life and resu rrection
of ithe country.
The debr5 bids fair to rnn well
into lext inoith, niless Ohe govern
ment as a vote asks the chamber to
-cancel the privileges of those Who
have express6d t heir intetiion of
speaking. This, the premier scems dis
inclined to do.
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