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WEATHER FORECAST
Fair today; gent?o to mod?rate
south to southwest winds.
The
COTTON MARKET
U>eal Spots.9 1-2 c
VOLUME IL
ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY, MORNING MAY 4,1915.
NUMBER 96.
GOVERNMENT GIVEN FULL
POWERS BY CHAMBER
YESTERDAY
PEOPLE ANXIOUS
FOR HOSTILITIES
It is Feared Army and Navy Will
Anticipate Declaration and
Start Hostile Action.
While the latest advices from the
Italian capitol nuke no reference to
on official declaration of war by Italy,
they announce that the Italian", par?
liainent lias conferred full powers on
tho government to make all decisions
in case of wax for tho defense of the
State. This '.is taken to mean that
Italy ls about to strike, if she has not
already dono so.'
Paris is celebrating the announce
ment of the Italian parliament's ac
tion as if war had been declared. It
is quite possible :Vit this is sb, for
news from Rome bas been greatly de
layed in reaching the United States.
. Berlin, May 20.-No definite infor
mation is available nore regarding the
Italian situations-but an outbreak of |
hostilities IB regarded aa absolutely
certain.
Whether the Italian government in
tends to take a decisive step and de
clare war today or postpone the de
livery of her ultimatum a few days is
unknown, even at tho foreign office,
although there is still uninterrupted
telegraphic communication between
Berlin and German Ambassador Von
Buelow at Rome. It ls believed
events undoubtedly will develop with
lightning ilke rapidity once hostilities
are begun.
Amsterdam, May 20.-"No one In
Italy any longer doubts that war be
gins today," says a telegram from
Chiasso. Switzerland, today, which
\va3 printed In the Berliner Tageblatt.
London. May 20.-Any lingering
hope that Italy would maintain her
neutrality was Abandoned tonight
when - the Italian chamber conferred
on the ' government extraordinary
powers in the event of war's outbreak.
Tills is.considered a vote for war, for
which thc government has made all
preparations and the prospects ! of
which have aroused the greatest en
thusiasm throughout Italy. The Ger
man and Austrian ambassadors are
still in Rome tonight and according
to Berlin dispatches their one care
is to arrange for the Bafety of their
nationals remaining Italy. A formal
declaration of war, or perhaps action
Without a fortual declaration ls ex
pected momentarily. ,
At all events, preparations for
naval and military action have been
made by both ' sides. It ls possible
that while Italian premier was ex
plaining to Ute cabinet the policy of
hts government the troops on frontier
ant' the navies In the Adriatic had
anticipated diplomatic action.
EXTRA0Ri>INARY~P0rVER8
CONFERRED1 ON GOVERNMENT
Rome, May 20.-r-Tho chamber of
deputes adopted a bill conferring full
powers on the gove'. ..anent. The vote?.
were: for 407; against 74. Ono mem
ber did not vote. The oill passed
amfd tremendous enthusiasm.
Rome, May 20.-Premier Balandra
tills afternoon introduced a bill in the
Chaniber ot deputies conferring on the
government extraordinary powers in
case ot war. A committee was nan.ed
to glvo tho project immediate con
Blderation.
Paris. May 20.-Reports have been
received here from Rome that the
Italian chamber of deputies by. vir
tually a unanimous vote, today grant
ed full powers to the minister of war
Rome, May 20.-It is learned that
tba cabinet ministers at a prolonged
session unanimously rejected Aus
tria's latest proposals for prolonging
negotiations regarding territorial con
cessions. ?ff.clal circles here believe
Ignorance at Vienna and Berlin of the
king's cabinets end parliaments' de
teimmatiot?ito> obtain all the terrl
(OON?lNirCD ON "if AGE TWO.)
ALL CARGOES OF
CO??OII SEIZED
-
STATEMENT MADE TO COR
RECT MISTAKEN IMPRES
SION HERE
PAYMENT AWAITS
PROOF OWNERSHIP
Explained That Delay is Neces
sary Because Proof Must
Come From U. S.
London. May 'JO.-In an effort to
correct what the government believes
to be a mlBcnderslandinK of Great
britain's attitude toward Ann rican
ships and American cargoes in other
neutral bottoms detained under au pr
ier in council, the foreign ofQce la
med an explanatory memorandum.
The explanation ?B supplemented by
the statement that cotton .cargoes
which the government agreed to pur
chase under the cotton agreement
tiave been brought by ' the -govern
nent and actual details concerning
rayment only await proof of owner
ship and papers showing .the actual
:ontract price.
It is explained that in-as-Piuch as
nost of theso papers must come from
he United States there will be some
inavojdable-delay before the owners
>t tba.cotton receive their money.
ii nie t in Pur tupra!.
Lisbon, May>*UL"T-?A. ,?BW. .miniatr*- '.
laving been definitely formed, the
revolutionary committee has been
lisBolved. The capital is quiet.
NO VERDICT RENDERED
IN BARNESUBEL S?lT
Jury Locked up For Night After
Deliberating Eleven Hours
Without Agreement.
Syracuse, May 20.-The fifty thous
nd dollar libel suit of William
?arnea against Theodore RoosevV?Tt
id not end today. The case went to
he jury this afternoon. Two hours
aler the jury was brought into court
vhen one member requested thc pre
iding judge to ropcat part of his
harge in which he asserted thc politt
al opinion of any jurors should not
nter into their decisfon.
The judge granted the request, and
lformed the jury that court would be
djourned until tomorrow morning.
The jury was locked up at 11:27
'clock tonight after deliberating moru
han seven hours without rcuchlng a
erdlct.
President Has Itel urned.
.washington, May 20.-The May
lower with President Wilson aboard
rrlved from New York thin morning,
'he president breakfasted at the
rhlte house.
PRESBYTERIANS MEET
AT NEWPORT NEWS
tev. W. M'F. Alexander of New
Orleans Choce? Moderator
fot Session.
I 1 ? ' '
Newport News, May 20.-The Pres
yterian genoral , assembly in the
auth was organized here today for
ten day session by tho election of
.av. W. MCP. Alexander of New
rleans as moderator. The election
'as decided on the third ballot. The
?tiring moderator and committee
hatrman delivered addresses and
ii bm fited reports.
Fire Destroys Ancient Building.
Madrid, May 20.-The famous
sventeenth century building occupied
y the law courts in the parish ot
anta Barbara. Madrid, has been de
troved hy fire. Judge Aranda, of
ie court of cessation, was overcome
y smoke while trying to save the o fil
ial records .of his court, and died in
ie ruins. A large .-.umber of firemen
ara injured.
OF MAI
Rescued Amer i
Those seamen of the Americt/i
steamer Gulflight we:-e saved by Brit
ish tugs and patrul hosts after the
vflBBei WAS torpedoed off Scilly Islands
May 1. Three of the crew- lost their J
EiWEHElfif "
LCOMMISSIQN
yr* . _?
ASKED ABOUT ATTITUDE OF
~FATHlt^"?ND SELF TO
WARD STRIKERS
EXAMINATION BY
WALSH SEVERE
Chairman Questions Millionaire
on Incidents Relative to
Recent Strike.
Washington. May 20.-John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., testifying today be
fore the Industrial Relations Com
tn?8B|on's inquiry- into the recent Colo
rado coal. strike, was subjected to
searching examination by Chairman
Walsh, who questioned him about the
personal attitude of himself and his
father toward the strilking miners.
Walsh mentioned the case of John
il. 'Lawson, a member of the executive
board ot the L'nited Mine Workers of
rVmerica, recently convicted of murder
ind sentenced to life imprisonment.
He declared one Juror hud been a
traveling salesman for a biscuit com
pany which had exclusive thc aaleB
privilege th the Colorado Fuel Iron
company's plants.
Rockefeller was asked what he
would do for the sake of justice if
his and other allegations proved true.
Fie replied be was determined that the
administration of justice should be
eft to tho state, and if Injustice be
shown the nttorney general of Col?ra
lo Would wish to try the Lawson case
tgain.
rVLLEGED SPY~
HANGED HIMSELF
L indon, May 20.-Anton Kuopfcrle,
:1 aim loy to be an' A.aorican ctr:??
md once a resident of Brooklyn,
jiving military information to Bhg>
and'a anemics, committed suicide last
tight at Brixton prison. It ls reported
le hanged himself.
Kuepforlc left a message written on
i slato, .bearing testimony to the fair
less of his trial- He colnfessed he
ras a soldier and said he wished to
lie as a soldier and declared that he
:ould not bear to mount the scaffold
is a spy.
When Ot ecourt op?ned today for
he resumption of the trial. Lord
leading the attorney general, an
lounced tbe death of the priosenr to
he judge saying, that he had hung
lim self with a silk scarf.
Japanese Diet Opens.
Toldo, May 20.-Emperor1 Yoe
ilhito formally opened diet today. IV
repressed the' hope that del lb? ru
ions would bo conducted harmon *
ously so that needed laws would K?
laaaed. There are indications thtt
ome opposition will develop to th*
overnment'a Chinese policy.
can Seaman of Sh
-
lives as a result of the attack. The
testimony ol the survivors was to
the effect that the German sub
marine gaye no warning whatever,
but shot the torpedo Into a ves?el
BAILEY
REBUKED BY JUSTICE
-, *j
BAILEY REPRESENTING THE
" mGGSTO?tiri INJUNC
TION PROCEEDINGS
FREQUENT TILTS
BETWEEN LAWYERS
Threats M?de by Bailey to With- j
tdraw From Case-Matter
Smoothed Over.
Wasliington. May 20.-'Hitter ex
changes featured the argument today,
in the case ci {he F-'lggs National
Dank agaonst United States treasury
officials. A clash occurred between
Presiding Justice McCoy and K.x-Son
ator Balley, representing the bank in
opposition to thc motions of Secretary
McAdoo. Comptroller of furrency
Williams and United States Treasurer
Hurke to dismiss tho injunction the
hank had obtained. Bailey threaten
ed to withdraw from the case ,alter
a rebuke iron) the bench, but latCJ
continued. Frequent sharnt.tilts oc
curred between Uailev and Samuel
lintermyer, counsel for the treasury
officials.
Justice McCoy let it be known he
would take the case Under advise
ment for some time.
Wellington. May 20.-The argu
ment in the Higgs National bank in
junction suit against Secretary Mc
Adoo and Comptroller Williams was
marked today with a clash between
dormer Senator Bailey., tho chief |
counsel for the bank, and Justice Mc
Coy. Bailey threatened to withdraw
from tho case and McCoy threatened
lo refuao to hear the lawyer's argu- ("1
mont. '
Bailey was arguing for the admis- th
dbllity of the allldavlt, disclaiming
Ibo relations between the* bank and ea
Lewis Johnson & Co., stock brokers, ta
McCoy interrupted to say that he had sh
ilready ruled it to be admitted and of
that furt he rargument oui y took ch
imc. Mi
"Your honor has taken more time an
han I intended to take for what I In
ended to say," replied Bailey. wi
"Your remarks are highly improp- fr<
>r." returied the justiee. "I do not th
.are to have any more discussion, ro
\nother remark of tbat kind and some tn
dher counsel will argue this case." tic
Bailey tossed his panera to tho ta
lle, turning away and said that if tbe E?
:ourt felt that way about it, be would
vStbdraw from th? ease then. McCoy
ctni t.' d that he do as ho pleased, hut
tot to make such a remark again, ail
Several of the bank's lawyers sur- nu
ourdc? Balley. th
Jftor a conference, he said to the mi
Miirt: "I feel that I owe my client ne
i i.-lghor du?y than myself. I will re- pu
ualn to Continue the argument." <
"I also feel that I owe a dc tv to gli
roar citent,'' replied the justice, so
'and that will lead me to dismiss what Ge
ou*ve said from my mind." The ar- Le
;ument then proceedcu. mt
earner Gulf tight
-I.V. -t. . ?~ ' ..." V ' * , ,;. <? ?> i?
- ? . * ." .i..., ..i -~--..1. ? "ttX'<???
ying the American figg In plain
lew. This has been the CUUBB of the
^presentations made to the Qcrman
o\ eminent in the note of President
filson. sent Friday.
E
COMMISSION MEETS
ROUTE
HIGHWAY FROM
NOOGA TO MIAMI
A
rtANY SECTIONS
WANT HIGHWAY
harp Contest Between Advocates
Different Routes Through
G to?'gia.
Chattanooga, May 20.-Delegates
om various sections of Florida and
eorgia, who are contesting for lo
gions on the proposed Dixie High
ay from Chicago to Miami, com
eted the presentation of their argu
ants before fourteen commissioners
om seven States interested, who
et today to select the highway route.
Representatives of ether sections
ill be heard tomorrow. The desig
ition of the road will be made Sat
.day. Great enthusiasm marked the
'oceedlngs. Advocates of the central
id east coast, the competing Florida
tutes were heard.
One of the warmest contests before
i's meeting was the Georgia route
arting from Chattanooga. The Rome
?legation urg'd a route which would
.BS Chicakamauga battlefield. Other
borgia delegations made a strong
ea for the designation, emphasising
e highway stretches already built
id now building.
Chattanooga, May 20.-Commls
Dners from Illinois. Indiana, Ohio,
entucky, Tennessee, Georgia and
ornla meet here today to s?lect the
lute for the Dixie highway from
mttanooga to Miami. Fla.
Tho session will probably last
roughout Saturday.
Two commissioners reported from
ch state. Clark Howell of A lian
, the commission's chairman, pre
led today. The Bevon Incorp?raloT
the origina! Dixie Highway aeso
it ion and two representatives from
Ichigan sat with the commission in,
i advisory capacity.
The interest In the projected road
\y ls intense. Delegatlona are here
um the many cities and counties
rough which thc proposed highway's
utes run. All are doing their best
advance the interests of their sec
ins.
I
?til AM? ?RANTS MOSE TIME
TO RECEIVE GERMAN GOODS
Washington. May 20.-Great Brit
? today notified the state depart
?nt that it bad extended to June 15
B time within which German goods
ly be shipped to America from
utral port?, provided they were
rchased before March 1.
Charleston, May 20,-The West Vir
ila house today passed a joint re
lotion retltionlng the governor ot
orgia, to commute the sentence of
o Frank to life imprisonment. The
?sure passed the senate yesterday.
FILES PETITION
IN BANKRUPTCY
JNIQUE SITUATION CREAT
ED BY ACTION OF PROMI
NENT ATTORNEY
\SSETS DOUBLE
HIS LIABILITIES
Jne of I arge at Land Owners in
State-Pays Small Fortune
In Taxes Alone.
(Mtial to Th? Intelllgem-fr.
Greenville, May 20.-W. ll. Irvine.
?Potnlnent citizen and well l)iown
uember of the bur of tills city, today
lied in the United States district court
icre a voluntary peUtion in bankrupt
y. scheduling liabilities of $213,r>96.42
od estimated assets of 949G.824.15.
How a mun with assets more than
wlce the amount of his debts could
>o bankrupt might strike some as
Host peculiar. In the case of Mr.
rv.ine lt ls an instance of a man be
ug "land poor." He is one of the
argest property owners In the State,
.radically all of lils holdings being
n city and county real estate, both
u Greenville and adjoining counties,
scheduled among the
Mr. . Irvine's taxes alone were
icheduled among the liabilities aa |3.
?60, This serves as an Indication of
tagSStount of real estate he holds, s
This is probably Ute largest bank
up tc y case that ever originated in
; reen vii lt. or this section of the State.
;ECRE?7G]?30N
ON NATIONAL DEFENSE
n Address Before Lake Mohonk
Conference on Internation
al Arbitration.
Mohonk Lake, N. Y., May 20.
he problem of armaments which has
voked more discussion than any oth
r question before the Lake Mohonk
onference of international arbitra
on assumed prominence again today
B a result of address by Secretary of
ftvr Garrison on "Problem ot Natlon
jnce. '.
"Self respect" he said, "requires we
hould be prepared to protect that
'hick we cherish, which not only ta
ludes material possessions, but that
itangible something which makes BB
distinctive nations in the eyes of
ie world."
Other speakers were Hamilton Holt
f New York editor of Tho Indepen
ent; John lt. Clark, professor polhi
ll economy of Columbia University,
hey talked about the feasibility ot a
>ague of peace.
IRITISD ARE FORMING
' WAR GOVERNMENT
lew Civil Heads Decided Upon
For Admiralty and War
Office.
London. May 20.-The national gov
nment which will guide the British
npire for the duration of the war ls
i progress of formation. Leaders
' political parties conferred through
it the day, arranging details. No
atement regarding tho personnel of
sw ministers has been made, except
ie Premier Asquith and Foreign Sec,
dary Grey will retain their posts,
appears certain that there will ba
new civil head for the admiralty and
ar offices. .
German Losses at Dardanelles..
Geneva, .viuerland, Ma? SO.-A
legram from Saloniki saya the
irinans have lost forty-three officers
id 600 sailors In fighUng at the Dar
pelles during the last six days. In
e vicinity of Constantinople tratas
ive been stopped, owing to shortage
coal. No food supplies are reach
g the elly, and distress ia Increas
g.
RALITY
LINES ON RIVER SAN BROK
EN BY AUSTRIANS AND
GERMANS
NAVAL BATTLE
IN BALTIC SEA
Dispatches Abo Tell of Captpf*
of Rig? in Northwest Rus
sia? By Germans.
London, May 20.-A Copenhagen
Jlnpntch says: "It ia stated the Ger
mana have captured Rigs in northwest
Ruasia. Private diapatchea report a
big naval battle in the Baltic.
London, May 20.-Except for s con
tinuation of the heavy fighting tn
Qallcia where the Austro-Germana are
declared to be pishing their success?*,
military operations In other parts ot
the war cone are almost at a stand
?till.
Vienna, May 20.-An Austrian ofll
cial statement today announced tbttt
fifty-six hundred Eussian prisoners
were captured yesterday in batt???
along the upper Dnilster river ta
Galicia. \
London, May 20.-Tbs assembly of
the Italian parliament at Roma today
waa expected to result tn ? decla
raron of that governments future
policy In the European war. Coi net
lent with the rejection of Austria's
rina*, proposals by tbs Italian coun
cil of ministers, lt was announced
lc the Rome dispatches today that the
[tallan green book waa issued, gMnng
% review of the negotiations witts
Austria, which lt shows bsd been bo
run last December.
Italy's demanda, which Austria tail- .
td to satisfy, ware based on a com?
lensatlon for the Austrian advance IA
Serbia.
The Russian fortified line along the
iver San, running eero&a central Os
lela, on which great reliance was
Maced to check the Austria-German
idvance, has been definitely bremen.
The statements ot tbs Teutonic si
tes that they bad croaaad the river
vere confirmed In an official an
louncement from Petrograd. Prtemy
1, which Rusaisn won from Austria af
er a several months' struggle, is
mw under the attack of the Austrt
in guna. One of the greatest battles
>f the campaign la apparently im
?ending along the river Ban. In toe
lorth the Russians claim success ia
heir operations against the German
orces which invaded the Baltic prov
noes. It ls said that the Germans
lave been expelled front Shsvll.
Parla, May 20.-Pre?en troop?
lave been landed at Seddul Bahr, at
he southern tip of the Gallipoli p>n
naula and on the European aide, of
he Dardanelles. They now are fight
ng around the Turkish positions at
irltpl, according to ap Athena dlh
atch.
London, May 20.-A French steam
rawlar at Saint, Jual off Ar cachan
raa torpedoed and literally smashed
s pieces near Dartmouth thia after*
icon. Thirteen ot tier crew were
rowned. The captain waa the'only
urvfvor. It is stated no warning
ras given.
APA?ESE FISHERMEN HESCUEH
FTER DRIFTING THREE MONTHS
Tokio, May 20.-Adrift in the Pad- .
lc for 8? days waa the fate of four
ap??ese fishermen who ware finally
Bscued by tb? American steamer Car
arras a, owned by the Standard OH
umpany and carrying oil from the
h tied States to Kobe. The men bad
mbarked In a small sailing boat at
coast village on December SO, 1914,
nd headed their craft for Osaka to
eli var their cargo of aaa-weed. The
easel wad disabled In a violent storm,
sing shorn of all her canvass and
ut adrift and helpless tn the ocean
andrea of m'lea from the coast. The
rew managed to exiat at rare inter
On the 89th day they were picked,
p by the Cascarresa about SM miles
orthaast of the Bonln Islands. They
ere In s terrible atete o! ?maofeittoo
ad exhaustion, bat hat* recovered?:

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