Fair today; gent?o to mod?rate
south to southwest winds.
U>eal Spots.9 1-2 c
ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY, MORNING MAY 4,1915.
NOT OF REFUSAL PRECLUDES
ANY FURTHER CONVER
SATION ON THE
?S PREPARING FOR
DEFENSE OF PEKJNG
One Hundred Thousand Troops
Concentrated at Pekin
Japanese Subjects to
o o o o <? o n o o o o n o o < o ooo'
o HENOS POSITIVE REFUSAL o
o TO JAPANESE DE MA .\ DH o
<i London. May 1.-A 'I ?mei) Tokio n
o dispatch Hays: "We ure author!- o
(? ifvely informad that tin? tone of o
o Ihr Chinese reply to Japan pre? o
o ehi<!;'s furl lier conversai ions, o
<? Chiiin not only refuses lo concede o ?;
o article five, hut (ines so in Inn- o.j.
o guage distinctly provoca!Ire." o
a o o o o o o o o o o o o o o ? > o o o
landon. May A.- A Central Mows
Tokio dispatch/saya it is learned the
cabinet in special session, decided to!'
Bend an ultlinnti'in to china. The dla- ! I
patch stated tho ultimatum will ac
cord a brief time limit for China's
compliance *?'"h the Japonesa de
Preparing (o Defend Peking.
Peking, May Iv -Military prepara
tions are being made for the defense
pf Poking, a;-, a result of the report
that Japan will send an Itituatum to
China' According to Chinese officials,
Who's statements tire corroborated In
other circles, the government ls mak
ing no defense preparation.'; elae
whi-M?. Tn?\dgrjj? f " f-ht"'""?-r
will he able to oppose tho Japanese'1
should they nitack. It ls asserted In
high (?artera thnt one hundred thous
and troops have been concentrated
within the environs of Peking, but
with sufllcient ammunition tor only a
brief resistance. Special pollt:? and
military precautions have been taken
throughout the city, especially around
the winter palace where tho president
'.Tao Japanese legation is said to
have notified all Japanese to prepare
to leave Poking. Telegrams from
Mukden say Japanese reservista have
been cnlled to Colors. American Min
ister Itc?isch expressed the opinion
that missionaries and other Ameri
cans are in no danger. Considerable
surprise wus caused by the report that
Japan Intended to issue an ultimatum
as ' the outgrowth of China's refusal
to concede- to all the Japanese de
Tokio, May 4.-Minister of Justice
Ozkl is quoted by the newspaper* as
saying that the cabinet has decided
to send an ultimatum to China, urg
ing a rcconolderatlon of the d^cUion
to make no.more concessions to the
In official circles lt was explained
that the Japanese do not desire to re
sort to fprce but China must bc made
to realizo that Japan is determined
on the acceptance of its program for
solidifying Oriental peace.
The Japanese press has approved
the ultimatum. The belief ls express
ed In somo circles that China may
Bend word at the last minute that adr
ITALY GETS NE\
Homo, May 4.-The publication, M
this morning of the note issued af- '
ter yesterday's cabinet meeting. . ay
lng that in view of tho international
nltualion, thc king and bis ministers
can not leave tho capital to attend the]
unvealisg cf the Garibaldi monument >
nt Quarto Banteln? produced a pro
found effect on tho public opinion.
The abandonment of thc plan for
tho l.iu.-. and his ofilcer to partic?
palo in tho unveiling is believed to
bo a result of Ute call on the foreign j
minlsterby tho Germen ambassador
Saturday night. The ambassador j
made new proposals to the foreign j
minister. They will be submitted to j
the cabinet today.
Early Participation. ~*
Washington, May 4.-Advice?
reaching the United feisten govern
ment within Uto 'ast few days indi- '
cate that Italy's preparation cl carl
tend to .mow participation in tho we i
at an early dato.
Aside from her extensive military :
preparations and orders for war sup- j
plies, -the expected public appearance j
of King Victor emmanuel at the Gari-1
baldl celebration In Rome Wednesday1
FARLY MORNING BLAZE CON
SUMED BUILDINGS ON
SOUTH MAIN ST.
Properly Valued at Twenty Thou3- j
and-Total Insurance About
Tire destroyed the McGov/ri Jen- I
kins storerooms on South Main stree; ;
jt an early hour Tuesday morning. 1
Tho loss is estimated at $20.000 um! t
the insurance on everything amounts
to- $S,N00. ;
How the fire originated is no* 1
known. At :">::;0 o'clock someone I
rang tho fire hell, and the firemen i
responded to tho call, to find tin.- i
daze was just across the street. A <
hydrant is located just in front ol' |
the city hall, but this was put out of i
.onnnission when thc first attempt
was made to attach the hose. Tho
ire quickly spread and was hard to ,
light. The storerooms were burned i
Lothe ground in a very short time. |
tito (lames completely gutting all |
three store?. ;
The stores were built in 1900 and |
were in good condition. They were ,
occupied solely by negroes lu the
corner building, the property of Henry ,
McGowan,.a- cafe and barber shop oe- ;
L'.upied the ground floor und u hall, ?
ifl?^^jrgBBtng club and restuaran^ J
Wre^Wr''BHFBecon(l nocir. The" uase^" *
nent was occupied hy a short shop, j
The loss in this building was large.
The building was valued at v $5,000 ,
md carried only $"0,000 insurance. (
There was no insurance on the good J ,
.'ontalned ir, this room.
The second storeroom was occupied
jy tho Star theatro. This place waa
valued at $G00 and there was no In
mrunce on it. The upper story wns.oc
cupier! by the otflces of Dr. Jenkins
md other? and there was a large hall
:hert *^o. The basement was oc
JUpi / a pool room. The pool
roon v.as in two sections, half of it
joint under one of the buildings and
;he other under (heN second. The last
.oom contained the stock and fixtures
>f the Jenkins Pharmacy. This wau
..alued at $3,800. The soda fountain
ilone was valued at $1,800.
Thc total loss was estimated at
^19.950, and insurance on Gio whole
miounts to $8,800, leaving a loss of
Tills fire was very hard to fight, on
iccount ot thc construction of the
walls. In two storerooms, the wall
were made of concrete blocks and
:hese are'very dangerous when heat
ed. The (Ire chief would not risk
he lives of his men by sending them
>n the inside. Thc fire spread over
nto the corner building in a very
ihort time, and then seemed to set
tle down in the places where it was
impossible to get a stream of water
ind burned the entire interior of the
The walls of the burned buildings
ire still partly standing and aro In
rery bad shape. They are weak and
iS?fiTIN?JED ON^AGfc FIVE?)
tf IS CRITICAL
Is regarded there aa of much signifi
cance and demonstrations then In fa
vor of war would not be surprising.
Heretofore, nil such popular out
tnirsts have been given no official
-sanction and have at limos been rep
reman ?..'. .
American diplomatiot? tn Europe
some of whom are in touch with the
Italian situation, believe Italy'a de
rision now is only n matti r of days
and arrangements already arc ho
ing made to accommodate Italian In
terests, should tin- emergency a^ise.
If Italy should enter the v ar. lt Ss
understood she would ask the Amer
ican embassies in Vienna, norlin and
Constantinople to care for her diplo
matic interests. Italy is now tho
custodian in Turkey of P.nsslan inter
esta and Ambassador -Mnrganthau
probably would have Itu ss In's sub*
jeeta to caro for.
The recent call ' to Home ot the
Italian ambassadors accredited t<i
Great Britain, France. Germany and
Austria ia taken to foreshadow Italy's
final decision. Diplomatists hen
would. not be surprised if the e?
v'.iys to Germany and Austria did not
return to their posts.
ATT?CK WAS RESUU
" AND GERMANS-AU
London, May i.-The reported Kas
sian reverse In western Galfcia n
!uy overshadowed hil otilar develop
ments In the war situation. Striking
Ml average between the vii rio us bf
riclal accounts iJondon newspapers
isree that the Russians mnsi have
iioen pushed bu? ':', a considerable ??B- .
Petrograd es presa little concern but?
idnilts -that tlu? Austrlau-Gormapaj
lave made strong attacks along th? '
Trout on whicl) they claie: cent vic
tory. Vicuna reports that a sudden at
j'.ok cn tbe-Kusstans was the result
3? an elaborate plan, and was made
i>y large*army of fresh Austrian uiri
Simultaneously with the now attack
HI r.'ussi?n front. Austria Las resum
.d operation against Mouteripgrb.
Quicial Moatcngrln statements says
h" Austria? attacks all along the
'.ont were repulsed, lt is also roport
3d nt Dorl in that a new Austrian army
lian been prepare d to resume the
campaign against serbia.
German olllclul advices concerning
op?rations in thc west confirm French
md ?British reports of Gurman attachs
:>a St. Julien, but nothing is said
.^..?.^c^^pev.?...^,. ti".t ic;n v... Bfl
is again the object cf the German of
No further official nows nus hoon
received concerning Dardanelles op
erations, bu the publication of a long
lis! of casualties gives um pie evl
lenee, of the stubborn opposion with
which the Turk meet the landing 0!
troops. Russia is again cooperating
In au attack on Constantinople b
renewing bombardment ot Bosphort
forts. Italy stil occupies tho center o
liplomatic stage but there is lillie i
the way of authentic, news fro.
London, May 4.-The Russians W
partial revenge for their defeat
i? COSTS ENGLAND
Figures Submitted by
George, Chancellor of
London, May. 4.-David nJoyd.
ihancellor of the exchequer, sinking
n Hie house of common today, said
he war ls costing Great lint in ten
nul a half million dollars dnAr. tte
iddcd that if the war cont lise 1 a
ic&r Great Britain's bill will i's?? up
wards of five billion dollars. lie
laid thc country's debt was fi!roany
ilinost doubled. The chanc<ifor -1-?
.llned to predict the lengtlf-s? tho
?var. Tho spceoh was take ? to Si
licate ethe chancel! ir l&teife vouhi
propose a huge loan to finiste v.-.-.r
or a further period of six fefweUv
HELPS NEGRO RAGE
Chairman of Board of |
Says Employment ?
Washington, May 4.-RS rt T. Lin
soin/chairman ot the bom of dlrec
lora nf the Pullman comphy told tho
Knited State:? Commis^? on Irtdus
U isl Hela tiona, today- luSnlicvcd the
?/item or paying- PullK-.i porters
dioul dbo changed and tte wages of
conductors Increased. Ml? declared
theso questions would jijo considered
later hy the directors^ Discussing
tips, oh. which porters f|e compelled
to rely for a living, line?lo insisted
that the employment I the Pullman
company offered io n<aroes has been
one of the most upllfttf-; opportunities
the hace has hod.
F OF ELABORATE PL.
STR?fFOLLO WS V?CT
CK ON MONTENEGRIF
VIE WHAT BY DEFEATI
Wort ?i?icia liy badly d'f.atuir.; tho,
Turks jrftO had invaded Penda. The |
Turki.-J ^1 eic. it lou;- piar'- ,.ftor a.
throw Iky b:ut}c near the frontier, i
l'ctro;.".to r:'.u. n; th,? !tu>?iuns Infi ir; -
eu ho?w losaeai The battle waa a
ninal! affair compared wl'h wiiat <:?" -
many ?od Aii'trki ciai.n tu have ?:"> a<
to tlif.ftus.'-:and in Galicia. Tin-ir
reporBstate tim: thirty thousand
l'js ?ar. and many gun:; w?ro cap
ture'? While details are meagre,
ii: it?to military critics bellew ii* the
Kii.-ifcs v.e.-e driven far.back, a gen
eral Ikussian retreat will he Impera
tiv* leid the whe e Carpathian offen
iiVivKill he ntSjilifled. Fighting in!
Rclttm is trudi far confided to th"
y vb region.
ifciiors conrornin;: the operations
agaut Ibo Uardanelli s was confirm*
:d Knight when tin- British war of
ficflmii admirait) issued reports atat
i: Jt'vt' after beating off Turkish nt
i-.:HB. fte allies toole iii? olfev.stvo ott
t!*fJaliit'?dl Pfniusul? and are ?ow
ifctneiii-.- into Hie intoriPT. Thfj
'ifcTks ci.iiciau'.' to report the defeat
r funding i at tier. and damage done to
..lli.'t1 warships, which arc keeping up
/ iivel bombardment of Turkish
Jpfv .both--lu 4jK> Dardanelles -straltn
?ul In Smyrna. Onc?nfir?iod re
fer?s said the Vail of Smyrna was
negotiating with thc aliles Xor thc stir
jtndcr of lui; territory.
HA. Germ?n aubmarihj today sank the
Kitish' steamer M interne a:id two
(JKIWVN SCHOOLS Si'Si'KM)
IN CELEBRATION 01? VICTORY
lhr'in. May 4.-A school holiday
?.as ordered in. Germany trutny in
iolebration of the Victory which the
Sermon general stnff and the Austrian
Aur department clnini tl??'? r forces
voa over the r.usslan- ir. weal Qalicln.
"Jenna;-, military erith":; emphasize the
"Usaulled Whits Woman Near
? Mobile-Sheriff nnd Posree
Mobile. Ala.. May A.-Jesse Hatch,
i negro, hohl on the charge of attack'
ng a wiiite woman, wan lynched by
i mob near Fulton lat;? yesterday. Tho
iowa o? the hanging reached here to
The sheriff and posse were ovcr
>owan?d while they were laking the
legro lo jai.. The negro i3 said to
?avo been identified hy the \5etlm of
Washington, May !.~ President Wil
vil discussed briefly with tlie cahi
ll t today tin- torpedoing of tile Amor
ran steamer Gulflight, Lat in the ab*
?once of a detailed report oa the in
?ide it no policy wan formulated. Of
icial mesrmgen added little to w! at ls
It is definitely known only that a
:uhrnarine wa; aiglite?; hy one of t'.t?
Siilfllfcht's officers shortly before the
??;' ik and thru the submarine t u'.?
No proof has boen rr.fiorlcd to oa
:abiish the fact that Oils pnbmar'.ne
ittached Hie ship, nor waa its nu
tonality learnod. United Slates
iran ta dirac* Information.
Washington, Mey :.-President YV'Il
inn ls considering the preliminary re
port from Cnlted States Consul
"Hephens at Plymouth regarding tho
torpedoing of tho American steamer
lulflight, In the English channel on
Saturday, which resulted in the death
af the captain, and two members ot
the crew. The.report was submitted
\NS BY AUSTRIANS
ORY WITH UNSUC
Importance pf tho Austro-Gerronn
successes, particularly In connections i
willi the Gorman advance to this east
ward yi .Mciiic! through thc Baltic
Petrograd. May :.- Official com
munication:; issued tonight admit tho
Austro-Germ?n forceo have crossed
the right hank of the Duuujec river
In ? ?al?ela. The statement dec lar ?a
desperate fighting continues.
Athens^ May 4.-Bombardment ot
Turkish fort:; on tho Gulf of Smyrna
has hem resumed, according to mas*
sages from Mllyleh? and tho allies
warships continue shelling of forts on
thc Dardanelles. Ailles are reported
to have effected a landing near tho
nile of ancient Ephesus. The locu
tion fa ullina southeast <">i Smyrna.
London, May !.- An Athens di?
pafoh to tlic Exchange Telegraph com*
puny say.. Rm y rija, bas entered new
negotiation^ with the ailie;? for thu
surrender of the ?own.
norlin. May 4.--The Russians lost
.21,.".un prisoners ilnntftis and
Austrians in recent heavy fighting i.i
western Galicia, according to olliciul
statement of thc German war oWce
today. Large quantities of war ma
terial ?ere captured, also many
landon, Moy I". -British troops are
now advancing into the Interior of
Gallipoli "Peninsula, according to
Dulcia] statement issued hore this ev
Basel, Switzerland, May 4.-Forti
fications nt. Altklrsch, l:pper Alsace,
was heatly bombarded by French
?tnfliofy Saturday and Sunday. Re
AGAIN ON STAND
Famous Libel Suit FrocseA'nrj
Slowly-Barnes ? Did Not
Take Stand Yesterday.
Syracuse, May .-Thoodcro Ko' so
velt again took Hie witness stand in
thc supreme court today after many
witnesses, the including non and form
er secretary of senator Platt, a'ul
Assistant Secretary cf the Navy
Roosevelt had testified In his behalf.
*'XM.evelt* intended tr. o?Ter testi
mony designed to chow BO harbored
no malice for William BarueQ, who I?
suing him for alleged libel
WENT is '
til tho president by rfocrotnry Rryan,
who hat? directed Stephen? and Ani
bal indor Gerard at Benin to make a
thorough Inquiry into tho .st earner's
Although State denartntent officials
who have, looked into the matter's
legal phaser, believe ?he .attack on
GutfUght waH Inexcusable, ll ryan re
iterated tho statement that no de
cision regarding thur United Sta'tt'S'
policy in the matter would be reach
ed unlit tho inquiry ls ended.
IwM'sti'ratbii I nder Wnj.
landon. May 4. - Thc Rnlted
States embassy today lugan an In
vest (gatton of tho torp?dollg of the
Ar.iorican steamship Culflight and
examination of tho tshlp ns well as
Mu. ( -ow will be made, lt is prob
able the inoulry will be carried ' on
principally nt Plymoutu, wuere um
crew landed. I/mdon n< wspa pera
comment only very briefly on tho in
cident. The Westminister Gazette
asks whether President Wll?on "will
make good his words last february,
and hold the government to Btrict
? IN YEARS
?UDED BY STRONG BREEZE, FIRE SWEEPS
AREA OF SEVERAL ACRES, DEST ROY
ING MANY BUILDINGS IN RE
MARKABLY SHORT TIME
BARTON AND ANDERSON SUFFER
COMBINED NET LOSS OF $23,750
Piedmont & Northern's Handsome New $20,000 Freight Station,
Anderson's Horse Collar-Pad Factory, Barton's Building Material
Warehouse, Dwelling, and Several Smaller Buildings Consumed
by Flames-Fire Supposed to Have Been started by Sparks From
Engine on Blue Ridge Railway,
SUMMARY OF DAMAGE DONE BY FIRE
J. E Harton
T. t,). Anderson
Blue Ridge Ry. Co
P ?t ?. Railway
G. E. Turner
Fire which broke out last night shortly before 7 o'clock when a
jpark from a lilue Ridge locomotive is supposed to have fallen
tmong jute in one pf the warehouses of T. Q. Anderson's Horse Col
lared manufacturing plant in the Blue Ridge freight yards, was
swept by a stiff wind over an area of several acres in the direction of
the heart of the city, licking up property conservatively estimated to
he worth $68,000, the most valuable of which was the elegant $20,
000 freight station of the Piedmont & Northern Railway and Con
lents valued at about S ! 2,800. The gross loss is placed at $68,250,
with insurance of about $4 3,000, making a net loss of $24,650.
Those Who Lost.
The heaviest losers as a result of the fire are Messrs. J. E. Barton
.nd T. Q. Anderson, the loss of the former being estimated at $11,
l)So and that of the latter about $11,800, these figures representing
[he net amounts. .
J.E. Barton lost one large two-story sheet metal warehouse, in
which he had stored over $10,000 worth of tine building material,
i'he structure was valued at $6oo, making the loss on this $10,600,
Arith not a cent of insurance.
Mr. Barton also lost a smaller warehouse in which he stored lime,
renient and plastering. The building was valued at $25o. and the
intents at S8oo. Only S400 insurance was carried on this prop
:rtv, making the net loss about $650.
He also lost about $700 worth of rough lumber which was stacked
in the path of the fire, there being no insurance on this.
Mr. Barton figures his gross loss at $12,350, and with insurance
on the whole of only $400, his net loss is $11,050. He is par
ticularly hard hit. as practically his entire stock of building material
is wiped out and he has in hand already contracts for furnishing
material for some four or five houses. He feels that the taking ot
nearly s 12.000 out of a business under present conditions* is a rather
serious situation, and naturally he is considerably upset over hi
Anderson Wiped Out.
T. Q. Anderson, who has been burnt out three times in the past So
lavs, suffered thc loss of his entire plant, consisting of about four
warehouses and his main building where the manufacturing of horse
rollars was carried on. This building was burned completely down
tbout a month ago, and a few days since caught fire again, but the
(lames were extinguished before serious damage was done.
Mr. Anderson's plant was worth about $15,000. In addition ta
this he had something like $25o worth of coal and wood burned up,
making his gross loss $17,500. He carried on his plant insurance to
the amount of $5,7oo, which makes his net.'loss $11,800.
Blue Ridge Railway.
' The Blue Ridge Railway suffers considerable loss. Two freight
:ars standing on the tracks opposite Mr. Anderson's place were com
pletely destroyed. The cars are valued at about $?00 each. One
:>f them was filled with jude, valued at about $200. In addition to
this, the Blue Ricke suffers the loss of a dwelling on Murray avenue
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