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Soldiers Wounded Him and Killed His
Half Brother, Says Houston
Civilians Giving Damaging Testi
mony Against. 63 Negroes
Now on Trial.
San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 5.--How
negroes of the Twenty-fourth infan
try shot down people in the streets,
fired into their houses, and in one in
stance, aimed deliberately at mem
bers of one family who were on their
front porch o nthe night of August
23, last, was told today by Houston
' civilians who lived near the camp on
the night 'of the riot, at the court
martial trial of the sixty-three ne
groes charged with mutiny, murder
and rioting. This was the first testi
mony with regard to the shooting out
side Camp Logan.
Shot People on Porch.
William Drucks, with his right
hand off just above his wrist, testi
fied that he cpme out on his porch and
seeing soldiers marching past called
to his sister, Miss Mary Winkler, to
turn on the porch light, so he could
see who they were. He was at once
fired on. Standing behind him on
the porch, Drucks testified, stood
Fred Winkler, his half brother.
Winkler was shot and killed.. The
witness estimated there were between
eighty-five, and 100 of the negroes.
He said over a dozen shots were fir
ed .into the house.
Columbia, Nov. 5.-Some weeks
ago the Rev. Baxter F. McLendon, of
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Marlboro county, one of the leading
evangelir.ts of the United States, be
gan a meeting at Clover, in York
county. Some of the people of that
section instituted a propaganda
against him on the ground that he
was a "Bleascite" or, as now termed,
a "Reformer." The Rev. Mr. Mc
Lendon acknowledged the corn, and
held one of the biggest and best re
vival- meetings in the history of
York county. He preached to men
of all factions and of all creeds. Poli
tics did not count in his sermons. It
was the business of the Master. with
him, and he converted "Bleaseites"
and "Antis," alike, irrespective of
"previous condition of servitude," and
he told them, when he was taking
them into the' Master's vineyard that
an "anti" -would be just as accept
able as a "Bleasite."
The Rev. Mr.' McLendon is in Co
lumbia this week. He is here for a
several weeks' meeting and he is
waking things up. He is now preach
ing in the Oliver Gospel Mission, on
Taylor street, but the clurch there
is small, and it is probable that be
fore his work is ended in Columbia
he will have to build a temporary
Mr. McLendon is a young man, of
striking appearance. He is about 6
feet tall,,.well built, with black mus
tache, flashing black eyes, heavy eye
brows, and well able to take care of
himself in the pulpit, or elsewhere.
He is a good preacher, and a good
fellow. It takes a good fellow to
make a good preacher. Mr. McLen
don knows life. He has been mixed
up with almost everything. When he
,went into the ministry he was under
bond to appear in answer to a charge
of gambling. That was when he was
converted. He then immediately
went to preaching.
Mr. McLendon js a native of Marl
boro county. In his early life he 'was
a liquor drinker and a gambler. He
has the reputation of having been one
and Horse
me and look
We have
ns, Buj
,Come a
Le Stock of
L rni
of the best poker players who ever w
traveled over this country. On Octo- ke
ber 22, 1906, he was running a barber m
shop in Bennettsville, as a "side line." ar
His main line then was playing poker. ni
Prior to that time he had been engag- to
ed. in the saloon business in Florida. g<
He had not been to church in six as
years. Oie night he accidentally em
"dropped in" to preaching at a re- ai
vival meeting and "got caught," to
use his own expression. "It was a o,
great surprise to me and to every; of
body who knew me," says Mr. Mc- tt
London, who yas regarded to use his ir
own words, as "about the most cold- g
blooded proposition in the country." a
Today the Rev. Mr. McLendon
ranks slong with "Billy" Sunday, as S
one of the great evangelist of the
country. He gets down to the basic
facts in his sermons. He calls a G
spade a spade. He knows poker; he
knows how to "shoot craps;" he
knows all these matters intimately
connected with human nature in big
cities and little, as well, and he
knows their evils at first-hand, and s<
he does not hesitate to preach against d
these evils in view of his own knowl- fo
edge. He knows the "big world," and A
he preaches from his knowledge t<
thereof. . o
Some time ago some people at P
Bennettsville, his home town, wanted a1
him to hold q meeting there. The
pastors of the town were not very s
much inclined to have him come. The is
business men of Bennettsville signed
a petition and presented it to the ti
preachers of the city, "asking them to t
invite me," to use Mr. McLendon's nm
own words, "to hold an evangelistic yc
campaign at Bennettsville, my home
town. Three leading preachers of the th
town, who had never heard me preach, R
refused to join in the invitation. One of
of the ministers had heard me preach tc
and he endorsed my coming. I broke di
one of my rules, and went to Ben
nettsville, over the protest of the rc
preachers of the town. The meeting pI
this nice lot o
a complete st<
~gies, . H
see us, we hay
as the greatest success of my life.
paid $900 incidental expenses for
e and paid me $2,100, for my work
id no doubt that was the largest
nount ever paid an evangelist in a
wn that size. Of course the money
)es where it will do the most good,
I see it. I would not mention it,
:cept by way of comparison in the
nount of good done."
Mr. McLendon has preached all
rer the southern country and a part
the north. He has received calls
is year from the largest churches
America and after Christmas he
es to Los Angeles, Cal., to conduct
revival there.
0- -
erman Soldiers Write of the Barba
rities They Have Seen Inflicted
Upon Helpless Men Made Captives
in Battle.
Washington, Nov. 5.-Barbarities
gross that even the German sol
era themselves rebelled, are set
rth in letters which were written to
mbassador Gerard and made public
day. The letters are included in a
rthcoming pamphlet, "German War
ractices," soon to make its appear
Here is how a man who signed him
if, "A German Soldier and a Christ
n," writes:
"Russian Poland, December 18. In
e name of Christianity I send you
ese words. My conscience forces
e as a Christian soldier to inform
u of these lines.
"Wounded Russians are killed with
e bayonet according to orders. And
issians, who have surrendered, are
ten shot down in masses, according
orders, in spite of their heart-ren
ng prayers.
"In the hope that you, as the rep
sentative of a Christian state, will
otcst this, I sign myself.
f stock over 1
)ck of the vei
e the terms 1
(Signed.) "A German Soldier and g
And There Was No Mercy. V
Another, who says he is afraid to p
mention his name, or give his regi- p
ment, for fear of courtmartial, was an a
eyewitness of inhuman slaughter of ti
Russian soldiers in the Mazurian
'lakes and swamps, saying: V
"It was frightful, heart-rending, as
those masses of human beings were
driven to destruction. Above the ter
rible thunder of the cannon could be
heard the heart-rending cries of the
Russians: '0 Prussians! 0 Prus
sians!' But there was no mercy. Our
captain had orders: 'The whole lot
must die, so rapid-fire.' As I have a
heard, five men and one officer on our s
side went mad from these heart-rend- o
ing cries. But most of my comrades d
and the officers joked as the unarmed d
and hedpless Russians shrieked for t
thercy while they were being suffo- F
cated in the swamps and shot down. (
The order was 'close up and at it 0
harder.' For lays afterwards those s
heart-rending yells followed me and a
I dare not think of them or I shall s
go mad. There is no God, there is /
no morality and no ethics any more. a
There are no human beings any more, 1
but only beasts. Down with militar
ism! c
"If you are a truth-loving man, '
please receive these lines from a com
mon Prussian soldier."
Shoot Groups of Prisoners. e
The following letter came from a
soldier on the western front:
"To the American government, s
Washington, J. S. A. a
"Englishmen who have surrendered c
are shot down in small groups. With '
the French one is more considerate. f
I Ask whether men let themselves be I
taken prisoners in order to be dis
armed and shot afterwards? Is that t
chivalry in battle? It is no longer t
a secret among the people; one hears e
everywhere that few prisoners are
taken; they are 'shot down in small
ules and]
before you bu
-y best in
to suit
& RidingC
Rakes, Ridir
Horse Plow~
tors, Etc.
roups. They say naively, 'we don't
ant any unnecessary mouths to feed.
there there is no one to enter com
laint there is no judge.' Is there no
ower in the world which can put
a end to these murders and rescue
ie victims?
(Signed.) "A Soldier and a Man
Tho is No Barbarian."
ive, Probably Seven, Men Are Killed
in Explosion.
Kensington, Pa., Nov. 5.-Five men
re known to have been killed and
arch is being made for the bodies
f two others believed to have met
eath in the explosion and fire which
estroyed the bronz powder plants of
he United States Aluminum Com
any, a subsidiary of the Aluminum
ompany of America, here today. In
11 forty-eight others were injured,
eventeen seriously, and another pos
ibly fatally. R. A. Hunt, general
uperintendent of the United States
tluminum Company, said: "There is
possibility that German agents are
esponsible for the fire." It was
tated that an investigation of the
rigin of the fire will be started at
The plant destroyed, employing
bout 300 men, is said to have been
ngaged in the making of materials
or liquid fire for an Allied govern
ment. For this reason it was impos
ible to fight the flames with water,
nd the only recourse was the use
f sand. The powder plant was
'recked and damage was done to the
lants of the American Sheet Con
any and Tin Plat Company nearby.
ome damage was done residents in
he town of Parnassus, one mile dis
ant. The loss is unofficially est imat
d at $300,000.
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