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ANDERSON, S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 2 O, 1915.
IS NOT E
NO REPRESENTATIONS TO
ALLIES UNTIL ANSWER
Germany Too Busy With Austro -
Italian Crisis to Make
Washington, May 19. - President
Wilson will await the Oerman reply
to the American note before making
. further representations to the allies
on alleged violations of international
law In their commercial embargo on
This was made clear today with thc
explanation that data concerning the
detention or American cargoes had not
bees completed and that the notes un
der preparation would not be sent
because thc president is unwilling to
have tho situation with Germany com
plicated by the American govern
ment's correspondence with G^'jat
Britain. It ls understood the presi
dent's position is that tho case of the
United StatoB as set forth in the note
to Germany should he disposed of ir
respective of any contemplated move
with regard to the allies.
Secretary Bryan Bald today that no
immediate answer ls, expected from
Germany. The German government
is occupied with thc Austro-Itailan
orTnis and at tho best It's reply will
require several days' preparation.
Reports that Germany had decided
to suspend submarine attacks on mor
chantmen are unconfirmed at the
German and Austrian embassies or at
the state department. Two British
ahlpn were torpedoed today.
London, May 19.-Information from
various sources Indicates that the
Russian defeat in Galicia has reach
ed serious proportions. Brltbh cor
respondents at Petrograd, heretofore
willing to concede little to the Aus
trians and Germans, admit today that
the Russians have been forced bock
along a 200 mile line. In one case It
is said tho situation seem? some
thing like a collapse of Russian
forces. The statement was made how
ever, that the Teutons have not thus
far won a victory decisive of strat?
gie Importance; and that their losses
have been enormous.
Tn East Galicia, where the Russians
have been conducting an offensive,
stands out today as In reality a de
fensive movement made neccevory by
thc fact that the AuBtr'*"'. consltut
ed a serious menace to Uxi left flank
of the Russian armies in Galicia. The
Russians still claim to have gained
notable success in ?Cast Galicia, but it
seems certain that the Austrian rout
In that section ls not yet complete.
Tho Impression, however, ls growing
here that the defeat of thc Teutonic
allies ld that section has been severe
enough to prevent a complete suc
cess of their wholesale offensive along
the eastern front
A story was published here today
or <ue allies attack on Achi Baba, on
G dpoll peninsula. Indicates that
f . Turks were unexpectedly strong;
tl.ey had built marvelous entrench
ments for them?elv?s. It ls evident
they hsvo made the attacking forces
pay a fearful vrlce for the ground
In France and Belgium bad weather
ls agate impending operations; con
tinuous rains and thick mists making
vigorous action Impossible. The Brit
ten north ot La Basse and the French
north of Arras, have held their recent
gains, but have not been.able to mov*
Black Sea Fleet Activa.
London. May 1?.-The Russian
Black sea duet, according tn news re
ceived by the Russian naval attache,
has destroyed In the Turkish coal
mle lng district one steamship and 36
sailing vessels. At Koslu, a pier,
elevator and railroad have been de
yoi Guilty el Arson.
Greenville, May 1?.---The two boya
ot the D*rk Corner section. Levi
Thompson and Bryson Howard, accus
ed of setting fire to the Willard In
dustrial school ware acquitted of the
arson charge Tuesday evening In tho
. court nf general sessions. Judge
. Prince directed a verdict of "not gull
ty," because he said the state had
failed to show that it was Incwi
dlarism. H" said from thc testimony
adduced It could ha-*"? been aeciden
GERMAX STILL HOPING *
TO KEEP ITALY OIT ?
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? Rome, May ll?.-Tho stato- ?
? ment of the Imperial Cern?an ?
? Chancellor before the F.?lcu- ?
? stag yesterdays shows that ?
? Germany hopes against hope ?
? that Italy may not enter tho ?
+ war. Tho overwhelming evi- ?
? dence herc is that thc country ?
? is united in calling for war ?
? against Austria, it's tradition- ?
? al loe. ?
I SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
SURROUND FIRE OF EARLY
WAS TOTAL; LOSS
House Occupied by Luther Floyd
Destroyed by Flames
F'lre destroyed tho hc^ie of Mr.
Luther Floyd. a20 ?ast Franklin
3treet, early Wednesday morning. The
fire originated In the front room.
Fanned by a brish hrooso. the flames
quickly consumed thc enth'o house.
The fire was discovered shortly af
ter one o'clock and the alnrm was
sent In Immediately. Tho fire seem
ed to spread very quickly for by the
time the fire department readied the
3ceno the house was full (UK In. Prac
tically none of the household goods
of Mr. F^oyd were saved. The houso
was thc property pf Miss Anna D.
Brown and waa valued at $750. It
was insured to amount of ?300 with
thc Citizen's Insurance agency of this
Several strange occurranccs sur
round the burning of this building and
make thc affair seem like it waa of
Incendary origin. First, the fire
started in a room where there ha 3 not
been n fire within the past two months
and second, in the very rapid spread
ing ol the blazes.
One thing in particular makes it
seem that the fire was the work of a
fire bug. On Sunday night one of
the children, a lad of about 6 years
of age, found a noto stuck In' tho
crack in.the glass of the front door.
The note was a sort of warning, and
read: "Floyd, If you don't move, T
will move you." This was scrawled
on the paper, which was dirty and
crumpled. There were no marks of
punctuation. The hand writing was
very bad. Whether this really has any
connection with the burning ot the
house ls a matter of conjecture.
IO TESTIFY TODAY
Former Employ? Says Miners
Were Justified in Revolt
Washington. May 19.-While John
D. Rockefeller. Jr.. waited to testify
before the industrial relations com
mission In a supplementary inquiry
Into the recent strike against tho Col
orado Fuel and Iron Co. tho com
mission heard an arraignment of that
concern's method? by ROT. Eugene
Oaddls, a Methodist clergyman, for
merly In charge ot the company's
It was .announced that Rockefeller
will testify tomorrow.
Gaddis asserted ho was discharged
after making ? personal appeal to
Rockefeller to be allowed to continue
Importent betterment work among
th? miners. He Justified the strik
ers revolt against military Mid other
constitutional authority ot Colorado
ou the' ground that the law for the
Imrpoovement ot miners' conditions
had been ignored and no other way
was left to seek a remedy.
Four Tars of Ut
Rear Admiral Hear Admiral
N. R. I'sber Walter McLean
Here are four ?-.miling admirnlH of
the United States navy happy over
the reception the great fleet under
their command received In Now York
at the review in the Hudson river.
ALL PARTIES AGREE NON-PAR
COUNTRY IS TO CAR?
London, May 19.- -The formation of
a non-partisan cabinet for the period
of war is an established fact. Spokes
men for the two great rival parties.
Premier Asquith and Andrew Bonar
Law. made statements in tho house of
commona today confirming reports of
a coalition ministry which the news
papers launched yesterday. The
prime minister said only throe things
were certain; that tho prime minister
TO HAVE UWJNFGBCED
Has Sent State Constables to
Charleston to Assist Sheriff
Columbia, May 19.-State consta
bles bogan work in Charleston today
under authority of Governor Manning
and under direction ot Sheriff Martin.
No announcement WUK made as to the
number of men put to work, but the
governor made it plain that he is go
ing to deal firmly with the situation.
This afternoon he made tho following
"Saturday I wrote tho following lot
to Sheriff J. Elmore Martin, of Char
leston: 'I require and expect you as
sheriff of the county of Charleston to
enforce the laws with reference to the
sale of liquors in the city of Charles
ton as well as in the county of Char
leston. Yon will please confer with
me In regard to' the force you think
necessary. I want results.' To en
able him to do this work 'I desired to
furnish bim with a few constables as
his regular deputies were not enough
td do this .additional wf.-k. I expect
him to direct the move ..ents of these
constables and see that they do their
dnty. This will In no way absolve the
municipal authorities from enforcing
the law against the Illicit sale of li
quor lnv their city. Heretofore lt has
? been a custom. In Charleston to di
vide the county between the muni
cipal authorities and the sheriff, the
police having charge of the city, the
sheriff having charge of the county
districts. I would be disposed to
conform to this custom If conditions
had been satisfactory, but the act au
thorises, and conditions make lt nec
essary that this arrangement ' be
changed. It was therefore oo that
account, I-requested and required
Sheriff Martin to see that theee con
I stablos under his direction do thei?"
duty In suppressing the illicit sale of
liquor in the city as well as the
county. I told Sheriff MRrtln that
the responsibility was mine and that
they should proceed to carry out my
instructions. I took this step as I was
forced to the conclusion that perma
nent results were not being obtained
riele Sam Ready
Rcnr Admira! . Admirnl
C. J4 Boush ^ . F. F. Fletcher
When Admiral Flolcit*,, who ia in
commond of the fleiet. being ono or
tho thre? full admiral:; In the navy,
was asked if the fjjfei WEB prepared,
he answered that If mr an ready to saTT
within two hours. ",32
TIS AN BODY IS ?lcESSARY IF
IY WAR TO SUCCESS
and foreign secretary would remain In
.)lHee, that no change was contemplat
ed in the policy of thc country of
prosecuting thc war with all energy
and that thc reconstruction of the
cabinet would not mean a surrender
hy persons or purtles of their politic
al purposes. Law, ondorsTig this
statement said, "'Our sole considera
tion is what will be best for finishing
the war successfully.
RIGGS BANK OFFICERS
Says McAdoo's Reforms Abolish
ed "Illicit Favors" Bank
Washington. May 19.-Denunciation
of tho financial practices of the offi
cers of the Riggs National bank and
praise for the ardor and enthusiasm
of Secretary McAdoo and Comptroller
of Currency Williams today charac
terized the argument ot Samuel lTn
tormeyer. counsel for the treasury
officials, supporting the government's
motion to dismiss thc temporary In
junction obtained by the bank.
Final argumero against the motion
to dismlsi the bill will be made to
morrow ny Senator Balley.
Cntnrmyer asserted the difficulties
between the bank and treasury offi
cials were not due to the comptroller's
arbitrary use of power, but to re
forms Instituted by McAdoo and Wil
liams, which abolished the "Illicit
favors" the bank had enjoyed.
ROBERT CRISP DEAD
NINETY WEARS OLD
Walhalla Citizen Passes After
Long and Useful
Walhalla. May 19.-Mr, Robert
Crisp died last night at 9 o'clock at
Ihe home of his son. A. P. Crisp. In
Walhalla in his ninety second year.
He had been Ul for several weeks
but until recently was a well preserv
ed man. He was well and favorably
known for his high morel excellence
?td strict integrity. His funeral eer
itv?fl were held from his late resi
lience this afternoon, conducted by
Ft/jv. G. M. Wilcox, assisted hy Dr.
I. U Stokes. He was burled with
U. S SHOULD
PRESIDENT OF PRINCETON
CREATES STIR AT PEACE
SAYS HE DOESN'T
But Urges "Wise Preparedness"
as Best Protection for United
States Against War.
Mohonk Lake. May 19.-The first '
day of the twenty-first annual I.ake ,
Mohonk Conference on International .
Arbitration developed a unanimity of 1
opinion on only one thing, the undo- '
sirabillty of war. Though effort? ,
wiere made to restrain thc speakers ]
from controversy which might em
barrass thc members who were cltl- j
zenB ot European belligerent natlona
or offend partisans of there countries,,
some addresses reflected the bitter
ness of tho International crislo.
Mohonk I.ako. X. Y.. May 19.-Dr. j
.lohn Grier Hibben, thc president ot |
Princeton university, stirred the
I?ake Mohonk conference on interna
tional arbitration today by taking
Issue with the pacifists who favor
disarmament. He advocated "A wise
preparedness of our military forceo
in the United States."
"I do not advocate preparedness
for war." he added, "but prei?*\;cd
whlch In tho event of the catastrophe
of war Itself will prevent the enor
mous initial sacrifice of lifo which
haB cbarac.torir.od every war in
which Ute United States has boon
engaged in our past history."
Never in tho twenty-one years gf
Ita existence had tho Mohonk con
ference heard such a call to arni3.
The Princeton president's appeal was
among tho moro than 200 delegatos
The president's addnMs was de
livered by John Dassott Moore, for
mer counselor for the state depart
ment. Other speakers of th?) open
ing session were Theodore Marburg,
of Baltimore, the former minister,
to Belgium and John Barrett, direc
tor gen'T.it of tho Pan-American
May bc Heard Last of Week
Officers Anxious For
Greenville. May 19.-Thc hearing of
the charges against Sheriff Rector, .
W. B. Keller and C. R. Bramlett for 1
alleged failure to turn over to the 1
county certain fines they are said to '
have collected was not held today as
scheduled. The court was busy with c
Jury cases and upon motion of Solid- '
tor Bonham the matter was deferred r
until there ls a lull in these esses. 8
The defendants will make their show- f
ing probably on Friday or Saturday *
of this week.
A good-sized crowd of eager spec
tators were in the court room this
morning anticipating developments. B
But anticipation turned to disappoint- 1
ment when Judge Prince continued .
the hearing until the latter part ot d
tho week. t
Kheri fr Factor, Keller and Bram- a
lett had expressed hopes that the
matter would be disposed of tdoay. I
MEXICANS ATTACKED I
Craw of Fishing Boat Returned /
Fire, Killing Mexican Cus
San Diego, May 19.-Captain Es
c?tenlos of the American fishing c
launch Newancone, which arrived? v
here today with bullet holes lu her 11
hull, declared he he*! been attacked
by the Mexican patrol launch, Ensen- c
ada. The captain asserted his crew v
of three men crouched behind nets
and fired IR shots. A message tonight 11
laid a Mexican customs officer aboard
the boat was shot five times and kill- T
+ GERMAN EMPEROR <fr
? HAS NARROW ESCAPE +
* - ?
Geneva, May ?9.-The Ger- ?
*. man emperor and bis staff ?
f> had r. narrow escape Sunday ?
? while watching operations In ?
? \ village in Gallcia, according ?
a- to a Budapest dispatch. A ?
I? heavy shell burst five hundred ?
? yards from the emperor ?
? among some automobiles, de- ?
? stroying several, including the ?
<S* emperor's and killing the cm- ?
? peror's chauffeur. ?
AN AGED ?WITH MAN
FOUND ? IN ROAD
JESSE HUCKABEE 65 YEARS
OF AGE WAS VICTIM
la T!.c-ught He Died Late Tues
day Evening and Lay in
Road ?ll Night
Tlie body of Jesse H ut ka boo. aged
65, was found in the public road near
the homo pf Mr. John McClure Wed
nesday morning. The man had evi
dently been dead for quite a while,
and, according' to tho physician who
made the examination of tho body, the
death was due to nauitrti
death was due to natural causes. No
marks of violence wer ? found on the
Hurkabeo was bothered with heart
trouble. His tracks were followed
ac ru..s a field, and showed that he had
staggered along the Held and when
relishing tho road dropped dead.
1 he body waa discovered by a small
legro boy, about 6 years of ago, wno
was sent on an errand about 5 o'clock
In the morning. He came upon the
Dody and was badly frightened. It
was some time before the white peo
ple could understand what the little
larkey was trying to tell them, and
tho coroner and the county physi
cian were about 7 o'clock starting
o the Hcene. They made an exami
nation and an inquest was held. The
.esult was that death was declared to
iavp been caused by heart failure.
There was nothing on the man's
jody to denote his identity, but he
?aa recognized by one of the white
nen who lived in the community. He
ormcrly lived near the place of his
loath. He has two sons at work at
he Anderson cotton mill. A knife, au
<mpty pocketbook and a cob pipe was
di that was found In the man's pock
itt). There was no trace of whiskey,
ind the physician declares that whls
<ey played no part In this lonely
It is thought that the old man died
ihout 8 o'clock In the evening, and
ay tn the road al! night. One of the
letghbors states that he heard his
logs barking about that hour and he
'.aught that it was someone In the
' Joining field.
Tho body will be burled at Silver
Jrook cemetery this afternoon.
HAY REACH VERDICT
IN LIBELSUIT TODAY
morney Say* Suit is Effort of ?
Machine to Destroy Colo
Syracuse. May 19-John M. Bow- ?
rs. chief cuni el for Theodore Roose. ,
cit In the trial of William Barnes' ,
Ibo I suit voent three hours today
ummuiK up for the defense. ,
He aaserted the suit "waa a porno?- i
A act of a machine to destroy Roose- t
elt's usefulness." <
Lawyers will sum np for tho plain
iff tomorrow and a verdict may be i
sached late tomorrow.
Concluding Bowers described Roose- t
elt as closely following President
ITllson aa the "guide of the nation." i
AUSTRIA AND GERMANY AL
SO GETTING READY FOR1
MADE NEW OFFER
Teutonic Allie? Endeavoring lo
Crush Russians So Troops Cen
Be Used Against Italy.
London. May 19.-Whits I tidy is
confidently believed to be mating
flnul preparations to enter the war
on the side of the allies, Austria, which
; would be the direct object of ber at
tack, is with her German ally at
tempting to inflict such a defeat on
Russia that she will be able to divert
troops, If necessary, to meet the new
foe tn the south.
Dispatches from Rome continue
somewhat contradictory. Most ot
them agree that Italy has decided for
war and that the Gorman and Aus
trian ambassadors are preparing to
leave Pome, and that the consul g?n
?rais of those two countries have
either left their posts or will soon.
I On the other hand a message com
ing through Paris says Austria has
submittsd new proposals which sae
hopes will Induce Italy to remain neu
tral. A definite answer ts expected
from the foreign office fiefore the
chamber ot deputies.meeta tomorrow.
Meanwhile the Austrian and German
armlos continue their massed attacks
against the Russians, who ?re at
tempting to fort? a nsw lin? Seated
the river San. both north ka? south of
Petrograd reports .the Germans and i
Austrians are using between thirty
and forty army corns on a two hun
dred mlle front extending from Po
land to Galicia. Fighting has been
resumed In France.
London. May 19.-Italy seems no
nearer war today than sh? did yester
day, but persistent reports, are reach
ing London that the Teutonic ambas
sadors at Rome ha\j3 been handed
their passports and will .leave today.
England today seemed more dis- .
traded by the political upheaval than
by news of tbe battlefields.
Several London morning newspa
pers make definite announcement, of
the resignation of Baron Fisher, first
ses lord. Different party organs
agreed thst the formation ot coali
tion government ls Inevitable.
Washington. May 19.-Austria and
Italy have asked the United Btatea to
care for their diplomatic Interests at
Rome and Vienna respectively In the
event of severance of diplomatic re
The American government bas in
structed Its embassies at the two cap
itals to be in readtnese to do so.
Rome. May 19.-Tba official Gazette
today published a relsy decres plac
ing under the supervision ot military
authorities control of alt railroad
lines and stations. The military ia
ls empowered to prohibit suspected
persons from traveling on railroads
or even approaching the libes. AU
travellers have been warned that they
mu?t not look from windows at cer
tain points and must keep tbs shut
ters closed. Persons approaching
tunnelo and bridges will be Imprison
It war is declared before the Of
fense ls committed the offender will
be courtmartiaied. Soldiers are au
thorised ,to fire on persons violating
It is said Austria has decided to en
trust her Interests In Italy tn the
United States ta the event ot var
which is considered Inevitable.
Because of the Lusitania incident
which has caused feeling tn the United
SUtes Germany ts reported to have
decided to ask Switzerland to look af
ter German interests. There ia re
sentment here because some Oermao
?apera stated that Italy denounced
the triple alliance treaty only so far
as lt referred to Austria.
Rumania's attitude regarding war
is being watched closely. There ts
no confirmation of the reported alli
ance with Italy.
Foreign Minister Bonnine ls report
ad to have informed toe council ot
ministers that offers of additional ter
terrltorial concessions have bern re
ceived from Austria.
A newe dispatch says 40 persons
were killed and several hundred
wounded in quelling by Austrian
troops o? a Pola uprising. Romes ot
Italians ere rerorted looted by au