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Fish Replaced After L&N Wreck, 1912

From The Atlanta Constitution
May 30, 1912


Chatsworth, Ga., May 29 (Special). A southbound freight was wrecked 1 miles south of this place yesterday, tieing up traffic for several hours. Five cars filled with acid and nine cars of coal were broken up.

(Subsequent related story)
From The Atlanta Constitution
July 19, 1912


Game Warden Gets Big Supply to Replace Those That Were Killed.

State Game Warden Jesse Mercer yesterday received from the chief of bureau of fisheries at Washington, D.C., ten cans of fish, which he will use in restocking Holly creek, a stream near Chattsworth, Murray county, Georgia.

It will be remembered that last month a warrant was sworn out against several employees of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. At a freight train wreck on a tressel over Holly creek the wrecking crew came upon several barrels of liquid acid. The authorities in charge, it is alleged, deliberately and against the protests of the complaining citizens, emptied the acid into the river. The result was that for miles down the stream the many thousands of fish perished. Stock watering at Holly creek was also greatly injured. As a result of the charge of this deliberate crime, W. T. Kenner, the Murray county warden, demanding the prosecution of the Louisville and Nashville workmen, swore out a warrant against them.

State Warden Mercer, on hearing of the destruction of the Holly creek fish stock, immediately sought the aid of the national bureau of fish at Washington. Today he received in Atlanta ten cans, containing 2,500 black bass and 700 bream fish. With this fresh supply the warden left yesterday afternoon for Chattsworth, where he hopes to rebuild the now depleted stock of Holly creek.

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