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VOLUME IL
ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1915.
NUMBER 103.
EXPLAN
ASKEl
BY
CABINET UNANIMOUSLY AP
PROVES ACTION PROPOS
ED BY WILSON
WILL INSIST ON
AN EXPLANATION
To Hold Germany Strictly Ac
countable for Loa? of Amer
ican Lives and Property.
Washington, May lt^-Presldent
Wilson fjrtually decided late tonight '
on the first step In the policy the
United States vt 111 pursue as a result
of the sinking of the Lusitania. A
draft of tho comniunftlon to he sent
to Germany waa submitted to the cub*
inet and unanimously approved. While
no official announcement waa mr.de it
was lenmed that thc United Staten
would insist uppu nu explanation of
n herios of Incidents, Incuding the
inking of the Falaba and the torpedo,
lng of the American ateumer (Juiflight
and the Lusitania.
It ia said PreaLittut Wilson voices
the intense feeling of the United States
over the happenings, and In the namr
of International Inw demands tier,
ninny's adherence to established roles
of maritime warfare He will act
promptly, demanding these gnarsn.
tees. The German governments cir
cular to neutral countries, assuming
responsibility and promising r?para
tion for damage lp the war tone to
neutral vessels wont effect the presi
dent's determined coarse.
that they are convinced the president
would follow a course consistent wltn
the dignity of the United States, ana
leave him to adopt, if necessary a
more emphatic line of action as the
attitude of Germany was revoaled. The
'White House staff waa busy with a de
luge of messages almost unprecedent
ed in magnitude. The telegrams ah
most unanimously expressed confi
dence in the president in the present
crisis-. While most of them expressea
a desire that something be done to
show tho indignation of the United
States over the sinking of the Lusi
tania, many strongly opposed recourse
to war.
The president secluded himself to
night, and it is understood, ls reading
editorial opinions, and messages. The
relief grew in many quarters that he
would communicate directly with
Emperor William when he reached a
decision.
Washington. May H.-President
Wison said today that his speech In
Philadelphia last night was not a
declaration of the policy of the
United States in reference to the
Lusitania disaster. He declared that
be was not thinking of any special
matter, but of the newly neutralized
Americans in his audience. The pres
ident used the expression that he was
thinking of the "Cain" some people
were trying to raise.
Count Von BeroSwOff, the German
ambassador, accepting aB authentic
the text of Germany's formal expres
sion of regret for the loss of tbe
Americana on the Lusitania, which
was received last night In the news
dispatches, today formally presented
the statement to the state depart
ment. The official text had not yet
reached the embassy because of the
difficulties ot wireless communica
tion .
The president said that he would
make a decision on the policy that he
will follow tn the Lusitania case as
soon as he had all the elements in
mind. Although the general trend of
comment here was one of surprise on
the limitation which the president
placed on his Philadelphia speech, it
waa. nevertheless. Interpreted by
officiai Washington as meaning that
whatever . course Is pursued, tho
United SUtes probably would en
deavor to serve the cause ot humani
ty by appealing to Germany to end
her submarino warfare against the
unarmed merchantmen, carrying non
combatants.
tn some quarters the suggestion
waa made that the president might
forego the usual?means ot diplomatic
correspondence and would address a
message tn person to Emperor Wil
liam.
Germany's disavowal of any Inten
tion to destroy American lives is
looked on by many of the officials os
significant of Germany's desire to
maintat a friendly relations with the
United SUtes.
Chairman Clone ot 'the senate for
(OONTIHUBS OK lula? TsmJm)
AT/ON 1
) OF GER
UNITED
GERMANS O
BOMBARL
ALLIES
USING POISONOUS GAS AND
EQUALS THAT OF NEUV1
FIGHTING DESPERAT
TIONS IN WES!
London, May ll.-With two of the
greatest battles of the war in pro
gress, one between tho Arras and the
dolglura coast, the other in Western
Galicia, the operations in the Dar
danelles, and lesser engagements
*1ong the eastern and western front,
the armies of the belligerents are
fully occpled. Around Ypres the
Jcrmans continued to' attack the
British Unes, usine; gas and a tre
mendous amount of artillery. They
.subjected the ."rltlsh to a bombard
ment such as they received at Neuve
Chapelle.
The British found Bhelter, mowing
lown the Gorman Infantry which at
tempted to advance.
Thc I/usstans are making desperate
efforts to stop the Austro G "man
in-rush in Western GaMcla. They
ire fighting in a stubborn rear guard
iction: endeavoring to hold tho Ger
manic allies until reinforcements ar
rive.
In the Battle^ provinces tho Rus
sians have apparently secured a
force sufficiently strong to drive back
the German raiders threatening Mitau.
AX TI? GK KM AX FEELING
GROWING IN ENGLAND
^ ?4WrtMtr..Mtg^JLL^aittit?itoco the,
war began ?has stich wave of anti-'
German feeling surged through the
country as now. due entirely to the
sinking of the Lusitania.
Workmen aro refusing labor along
side mon of German birth, whether
naturalized or not. Premisos whir h
Germans occupy in many towns has
been damaged or destroyed. There
have been riots In Liverpool. Man
chester. Salford and Birkenhead.
Deputations from stock, corn. Baltic,
Lloyds exchanges, after a meeting to
night, marched to the house of com
mons and presented a petition, to the
attorney general calling attention to
the grave danger existing by allowing
alien enemies to remain at large tn
the country.
A ti s tr?an Submarine Sank.
London, May ll.-The admiralty to
night issued the following statement:
A British official communication,
coming via Berlin, Bays the Austral
ian submarine AB-2 was sunk by
Turkish warships while trying to en
ter thc sea ot Marmora, and her of
ficers and crow captured. No con
firmation of the report haa been re
ceived by the admiralty.
Allies Claim Advance In EnsL
London. May ll.-The allies on the
Gallipoli peninsula continued their ad
vances Friday and Saturday, says an
Athens news dispatch. They are re
ported as occupying important post
HOPE IO FIND MORE
BODIES OF VICTIMS
------
Soven Bodies Landed nt Balti
more---Searching for Van
derbilt.
Queenstown. May ll.-The recovery
ot the body-of Albert Thom peon, of
Toronto hy a trawler near Ute scene
of the Lusitania disaster caused the
hope today that additional bodies
might be discovered. Seven uniden
tified bodies have also been landed nt
Baltimore, 4? miles south-west of
Cork. .
The hope of finding further sur
vivors hos been abandoned. The Ca
nard company boa sen t a tag - to the
scone with, instructioas lo run to the
nearest port and inform the line by
calls If even a single body ts found.
There are Indications that the
heavy death toll among the first
cabin American men was due to the
scarcity of life belts. Many gave the
belts 'hey had to warnen. There fa j
proof that no American entered a
boat until be bsd been thrown Into
the water.
Alf ted G. Vanderbilt's secretary
has not been able to charter a tug as
yet to hunt other bodies as well as
Mr, Vanderbilt's. 1
nO BE
'MANY
STATES
ONTINUE
tMENT OF
AT YPRES
HEAVY ARTILLERY-ATTACK
E CHAPPELLE-RUSSIANS
ELY TO HOLD POSI
ERN GALICIA.
tiona despite the Turks desperate re
sistance. Tho Turkish total losses ere
estimated at 4.">.000 men. Thc Con
stantinople hospitals are reported BO
crowded that thc wounded are now be
ing sent to Konieh. in Asia Minor.
Turks Deny Allies Cia tai.
Constantinople, May ll.-A Turk
ish official statement says that tho
mcmy made four desperate attack r
on the Dardanelles front near Arlhur
lu, Sunday night. They were repulsed
.vjr bayonet charges. They suffered
neavv IOSBCS. Three of the enemy's
battalions were annihilated.
The enemy constantly carried away
their wounded in boats Monday. In
the south the enemy attacked under
the protection of the naval guns near
Scddul Babr. They are frustrated
by counter attacks.
Allie* Offensive- in West.
London. May ll.-The newly inau
gurated offensive movement of the ai
llos over a long section of the battle
front in Flanders has developed tn a
general engagement of considerable
Intensity.
The official Gorman statement from
Berlin today concedes that the Al
lies have won ground between Ca
rency and Nouvel ; but the attacks else
jKhftrn ara asid 4o^to??B ,baan jeptrfged.
The Germana announce'the capture
of French trenches over a width ot
nearly one-fourth of a mile near Ber
ry-au-Bac.
The statement of the French war
office at Paris claims that the allies
made gains yesterday in Belgium and
near Arras in France and also that,
at several other points, the German
attacks are declared to have been
beaton back.
The Russian claims of victories in
the Carpathians are offset by the Ger
man war office report tnat further
striking gains were made by the
Austro -German forces. It ls said
that the attempts of the Russians to
halt the advance were defeated with
heavy Russian losses. '
French Capture machine Guns.
Paris, May ll.-To the north of Ar
ras, several German counter attacks,
we have maintained all our gain of
yesterday, and we have enlarged it at
certain points, notably between ("a
roney and-Sanchez.
Our success is developing. The
total number of -prlsoneds at 3
o'clock exceeded 2,000. Among these
were about forty officers including a
colonel.
We have captured in the last two
days mor? than ten cannon and fifty
machine guns.
At Berry-Au-Bac, a German attack
has been repulsed, as well ns one In
tho forest of Lo Petre.
ALLE6ED ATTEMPTS TO
CORRUPT 6?. SOLONS
Anti-Saloon League Chargea
Locker Club* Ut? Whiskey
Freely.
1
Atlanta, May ll.-Trying to cor
rupt and bribe the Incoming 1915
Georgia legislature with boose, is the
latest charge that bas been hurled
against the Atlanta locker clubs by
the Anti Saloon League leaders.
This most sensational allegation ls
launched on the front page of the
"Georgia Commonwealth." which bas
Just appeared, and or which the Rev*.
G. W. Eichelberger, state superin
tendent of the league, la managing
editor.
The article reproduces a letter
from the president or a locker club,
tendering the courtesies of the club
(alcoholic drinks in particular! to
members ot <fie legislature, and en
closing a free annual membership
card to tba dob-.
Tba letter la signed by the president
of tba locker club.
Two Lawyers in I
Kx-Hei'ator Joseph W> Balley.
Here are the two great lawyers who
will load in the tight between tho
treasury dcpajUa^glkJ^ the.. .Biggs
National Bahk^henMho case of the
bank . against tho secretary of the
treasury, conies before Supreme Court
Justice Walter 1. McCoy of the Dis
trict of Columbia. May 12. They are
former Senator Joseph W. Bailey of
Texas, end now of Washington and
New York, and Samuel Untermyor of
New York.
The photographer caught tho law
yers as they walked the streets of
Washington. Senator Balley had
just left a conference nt thc Riggs
Bank, while Mr. I'ntormyer nad just
stepped from the department of
justice after meeting Attorney Gen
eral Gregory.
The two lawyers stand at the head
of the American bar In their res
pective lines of practice. Senator
GULFLIGH? OFFICER
Saw Nothing to Identify Assailant
-Gul Sight Flew Aroeri
- can Fing.
Washington, May H.-The state de
partment made.'public today a sworn
statement by Ralph E. Smith, who
was chief officer of the American
steamer Gulflight, describing the tor
pedoing of that vessel on May 1st off
Scilly Island.
Smith said when the Gu'Hight waa
torpedoed she was flying a large
American ensign six by ten feet in
fclse. He said he saw the submarine
but "could not distinguish or see any
Hag flying on her."
He declared that shortly before the
submarine was sighted two. British
patrol boats took positions on either
side of the Gulflight and ordered her
to follow them to the Bishop Light
house. "I personally observed our
flag standing out well to thc breeze,*'
the officer stated.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVECTION
OPENS IN HOUSTON TODAY
Houston, Texas, May ll -Delegates
from all parts of tho.South arrived to
day to attend the annual Southern
Baptist convention, which will open
tomorrow. V. I. Masters or Atlanta,
editorial secretary, announced tonight
that the total membership of the
church was approximately two and a
half million, an Increase of more than
sbxty three thousand ?thee the last
convention. .v
Safford Sentenced.
New York, May lt.-Frank D.
8afford, the 60-year-old hotel clerk,
convicted because ot his testimony tn
connection with Rao Tenter's breach
of promise suit against Jame? W. Os
borne, was sentenced yesterday to
nine months' imprisonment.
liggs Bank Fight
Samuel Untcrmyer.
Balley for many years had been con
r.ecded to be the greatest constitu
tional authority in thc Jtgilon. His
memorable debate with Senators
Spooner and Knox- on the powers of
the federal judiciary, several years
ago In thc upper branch nf congress,
made lawyers compare him to Daniel
Wehster as an expounder of the
constitution.
On the other hand. Mr. Untermyor
for more than a score of years has
had his office on Wall street In the
thick of the fight of the great'Finan
cial cliques. He not only knows all
about the financiers of the past i 'xi
present, but has been in Uiolr, con
fidence, and is therefore versed in
the intricacies of Wall street.
The legal fight will not only go to
the bottom of tho authority of the
treasury over thc banks, but has deep
i political significance.
EXPRESS CONHDENCE^
IN AMERICAN NAVY
Former Attorney General Saya
Navy would Uphold Honor
of ?. S.
! New York. May Hf-Pride in Unit
ed States navy and confidence, if
called upon to uphold its heroic
traditions of the past, were voiced
at a luncheon tendered today to Ad
miral Fletcher and officers of the At
lantic fleet by tho Sons of the Revolu
tion. James M. Beck, former attor
ney general and the principal speak
er, declared that if Washington had
been present "He .would shari the
pride and great gratification we take
jin the navy, and In the confident ex
pectation that if the time ever comes
' when the navy ls obliged to vindicate
by force the honor of tho Ignited
States, every- member from admiral
to the humblest stoker in the engine
room could unlto In passing along aa
a flaming torch to the next genera
tion tlie noble, heroic traditions ot the
American navy."
Many - events have been arranged
for the entertainment of officers and
men.
DEC1HT0\ BUBS LEG AI? FIGHT
WHICH LAHTED ELF. VEN Y CA RS
Atlanta, May ll.-The winning of
bia snit by the State of Georgia
against the Ducktown Copper Com
pany, in the United States supreme
court, brings to an end a bitter con
troversy that has extended over a
period of eleven yeara, to prevent the
company from diffusing sulphurous
fumes that destroy vegetation and
render farming impractical In tbs
neighborhood.
Msnretania's Hailing Cancelled.
I London. May H.-Sailing of the
Mauretanla. a alster ship of the sunk
en Lusitania, advertised for May 29
has been cancelled.
THREE POL
BADLY W
_BY INS
DICKINSON SAYS
PRESIDENT WILL
SUSTAIN DIGNITY
Chicago, May ll.-Jacob M. Dickln- j
aon. secretary of war under President
Taft, (asued a statement tonight Bay
ing he had great confidence in the
president, and believed he would not
or'y sustain the national dignity, but
would exhaust all possible means
consistent with our national dignity
before committing the country to war.
He said: "It ls not likely that Ger
many will disavow that it was her
purpose to destroy the Lusitania with
full knowledge of tho fact that lt In
volved many American lives. In view
of the r?unit, and thc warning given
by our government to Germany, some
proper action must be taken or tbe
American government will incur the
contempt of tho world end tho con
tempt of a vast number of Its own
people."
Ile added that If war comes lt
should only be upon the condition that
we are clearly In the right.
EXPECT ITALY
TO ENTER SOON
RUMOR SAYS GERMANY AND I
AUSTRIA HAVE DECLAR
ED WAR ON HER
ENTRANCE SEEMS
ASSURED FACTI
All Italian Officer? and Men Now
Io Switzerland Called to
Join Colon.
Paris, May ll.-It waa persistently
rumored in Paria today that Germany
and Austria already have declared or
are about to declare war on Italy in
anticipation of an Italian declaration
of war against them. The report
tacked confirmation.
Another widespread rumor was
that Italy had signed an agreement
with Great Britain, Prance and Rus
sia to take part In the war not later
than May 26th. That la also uncon
firmed.
The Pronch observera in Italy In
ferred from the audience yesterday
between King Victor Emmanuel and
ene former prime minister, Glollttti,
that the non-intervention party in
Italy had determined to withdraw all
opposition to the war. The military
writers are presenting the argument
that the necessary defense of a third
frontier would undoubtedly make the
resistance ot Austria and Germany
on the other front more feeble and
are piedlctlng that the advent of
Italy would mean a victory over Ger
many by thc middle of the summer.
Call in Reserves.
Gee va. Switzerland. May ll.-All
the Italian officers and men in Swit
zerland, up to the age of 34 wore or
dered yesterday to rejoin their regi
ments immediately.
The Austrian and Bavarian forces
are concentrating in the tyrol. The
automobiles, belonging to the Italian
; royal family, which had been as
sembled at Nonha near Milan, were
sent to Verona yesterday for the use
of the army.
Freight shipments from Italy to
Germany through Switzerland have
virtually ceased. The Italian passen
ger train service to points on the
8wts8 frontier ls diminishing dally.
Atlanta Chief Won't Resign.
Atlanta. May H.-The sensational
"dope" played up so strongly In the
Atlanta newspapers about Chief
Beavers of the police department of
fering to resign and admitting that
bis administration was a failure from
an efficiency standpoint ls branded as
untrue in whole and in part by the
1 chief In a statement today.
The statement made by Basil Stock
bridge to the above effect ls charac
tered as pore fiction by the chief.
Mayor Woodward is also quoted as
saying that the story was untrue. Mr.
Stockbridge still sticks to hts stote
ment.
Five Bara to Death.
Pittsburgh, Pa.. May ll.-Five per
lions were barned to death In a tene
ment fire here early yesterday. Sev
eral were ?ard by jumping from the
third story windows into a life net.
Decrease fa Business.
New York. May li.-The unfilled
tonnage of the United States Steel
I corporation on April 30 totaled
4.162444 tons, a decrease or 93,506
from iJ?rch.
ICEMEN
OUNDED
IANE MAN
GREENVILLE OFFICERS EN
GAGED IN PISTOL BAT
TLE WITH LUNATIC
CHIEF HOLCOMBE
MAY NOTT SURVIVE
Fusilado of B?llete Met Officers
Who Attempted Arrest of
Deranged Man.
flptria] to Th? InMlianear.
Greenville, May ll.-In a des pe rate
encounter this afternoon with Wel
ter White, a white man supposed to
be bereft of reason, who barricaded
himself in a house in the Carolnia
Mill village, Chief of Police J. J?. Hot
corn' D was shot taree timee and prob
ably fatally wounded. Private Martin
B. Bridges dangerously wounded, and
a third officer, Sergeant A. A. Cook
Bey, narrowly missed by bullets from
the pistol of White, who was himself
shot down by Sergeant Cooksey and
dangerously wounded.
The two police officers and tba man
they attempted to arrest were all
carried to the city hospital, where
they woro given medical' attention.
Private Bridges and White are'riot1
thought to be necessarily fatally la
lured, but as to the outcome of th?
Injuries received by the police chief
tho physicians are considera!:;/ ap
prehensive. ? ,
Chief Holcombe had one thigh
broken by a bullet, while another bul
let struck him In the other thigh. A
third bullet pierced bis arm, 'white a
fourth went through his hat Private
Bridges received a bullet . ia the
breast, four Inches below the heart
Walter White waa shot in the head
and his left thigh broken by a sec
ond bullet from the pistol of Ser
geant Cooksey. White would uodouMly
have been killed by tho officer had
he not fell on the bed and .dropped
his pistol and begged for mercy.
- Thc three bWcers v?elft.-to"??:Cw-o
Una Mill to arrest White, who waa
supposed to be drunk or crest, aaa
who was raising a disturbance in the
neighborhood. Upon the sap roach ot
the officers, the man barricaded him
self In a house sad defied the officers
to ?.Test him.
The police dallied with the than for
something like an hour,ead finally,
their patience being worn, attempted
to rush the house. As they advanced
White fired from the Inside of the
house and Private Bridgen received
a bullet in his breast, the bell enter
ing just be!.-,.? the heart
The private wsa not felled by the
shot and kept going. In the meantime
Chief Holcombe had reached a win
dow and was In the act of breaking
through when White fired four times
upon hun. One of the bulista broke
the ehlers hlp<_anothdr pierced his
other thigh, while a third hit bim la
the arm and the fourth pierced hts
hat
While this encounter was ta prog
ress Sergeant Cooksey was breaking
through a door leading Into tbs house.
Effecting an entrance, he drew bis
pistol and opened fire upon' White.
One shot from the sergeant's fistol
struck White in the hand, while an
other pierced bis thigh end broke lt.
It eras then that White foresaw hts
doom If ba stood to the fight so.fell
over on a bed and threw up his nands,
begging for mercy.
The affair crested intense excite ?
ment throughout the city sad Bub
urba. .' Vfr:'; j
White la said to have been sn In
mate of the inssae asylum st one
time. I
GEORGIA'S NEW GOVEB50B
TO ACT 09 PRANK CASS
Atlanta. May ll.-The resentenctng
I of Leo Prank to be hanged June 22
does not mean that Govefnor Slaton
will have to pass oa tbs ease. He
may, In the course of routine proce
dure, sign the respite which will set
the execution date fttrsward again
pending final recommendation of the
prison board, bat the final decision
on whether Frank ?ball bsa? or
whether be shall have mere; extend
ed to him and have the sentence com
muted to Imprisonment or life, will
be passed upon by Governor Nat
E. Harris.
Although, the new sentence fixes
? Jone 22 aa the dav* ft : the hanging,
lt ls therefore practically certain
that Frank will not hang on that date.
Tbs long deferred hanging will prob
ably, take place tn the event mercy ls
not granted, somewhere near the first
day of August.
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? G. Vanderbilt has bees recovered, e
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