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y VOLUME IL
ANDERSON, S. C. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1915.
DEMANDED HE BE ACCORD
ED RIGHTS GIVEN OTHER
TO SOME QUERIES
Commission Think* Walsh is
Showing Hostile Attitude
Washington. May 21.-Frequent
aharp clashes between John U. Rocke
feller, Jr.. and Chairman Walsh
marked today's session of tho Indus
trial Relations Commission, with
Rockefeller again on the stand testi
fying about the Colorado coal fields
condition. Although two members of
the commission protested against
what they regarded as the chairman's
hostile attitude. Walsh put the witness
through grilling examinations. Rocke
feller demanded that he be accorded
the rights given other witnesses. He
declined to answer some questions as
tmproper and characterized others as
CONLEY WILL BE FREE
ll F FORK FRANK IS HANGED
Atlanta, May il.-Jim Conley will
be a free man when Leo Frank ls
hanged, if court procedure takes his
regular course. Conley has almost
finished serving his twelve month
sentence as accessory after the fact,
and will be released on June 2. twenty
days before the date now set for
STATE BORROWS" MONEY
AT LOW RATE INTEREST
Secured Loan of $600,000 for
Running Expenses at Less
Than 3 Per Cent.
Columbia, May 21.-The State bor
rowing board today borrowed $600,000
to meet the running expenses of th?
State government until the taxes
come In. The money was borrowed
from the National bank of Sumter at
a rate of 2.69 per cent, per annum,
the lowest rate at which the State bas
ever borrowed money. The lowest
rate heretofore was 3 per cent.
The rate of 2.69 under Governor
Manning means a saving of thousands
of dollars to the taxpayers of tho
State and ls one result of the business
administration of Governor Manning.
The last money that was borrowed
by the State under Former Governor
Blease, last fal), cost 6 per cent.,
nearly three times what the loan se
cured through Governor Manning will
TO USE GAS IN
People ia London Warned to
Take Extra Precautions in
Case of Attack.
London. May 21.-An intimation
that German aeppelin airships prob
ably will nae bomba charged with
polaonoua gases if they made raids on
London was contained in a notice
Scotland yard .'rsucd tonight. Citi
zen* taking refuge bosses were urged
to keep doors and windows on lower
floors closed so su to prevent the ad
mission ot dangerous gases.
Keans Northern A sea:bly.
Rochester, N. Y., ltasy 21.-The Res:
Dr. J. Ross Stevenson of Princeton
Theological seminary waa elected
moderator of the general assembly of
the Presbyterian church, U. S. A.. on
the second ballot late yesterday. Ha
received 602 ot the 835 votes cast.
"Pea**" Delegates Return.
New York, May 21.-Many of th?'
American women who went morn i
than a month ago to attend the In
ternational Woman's Peace confer
ence at The Hague returned here to- [
day on the Holland-American liner j,
Ryndarn from Rotterdam.
Mt. Lassen ta Eruption.
Redding, Cel., May 21.-According ? ?
to reporte reaching here today. Las- h
sen peak for a few minutes last night a
emitted molten lara. Heretofore only,o
ashob and smoke have come from the, s
crater. ' i ?
Lincoln, Just Be
Hubert T. Ll
For tho first time In many years
lt bas become possible to make a com
parison of the. ieatures of Abra
Lincoln and his son Robert Todd
Lincoln. These photographs . show
them, the one il YO days before he was
shot to death, and the other when
iie testified as head of the Pullman
<URY OFFERED CONDITION
AL VERDICT WHICH WAS
LOCKED UP AGAIN
3ne Juror Insisted That Roose
velt Should Pay Half of
Coats of Court.
Syracuse, May 21.-The Jury in the
rial of William Barnes' suit for libel
.gainst Theodore Roosevelt was dead
ocked tonight after having once, re
urned a conditional verdict for the
ormer president which Presiding
udge Andrews refused to accept. The
ondltlon which made the verdict im
iror^r was the insistance of one Juror
hat me costs be divided between the
.laintiff and defendant. Court ad
ourned this afternoon, the jury being
a formed that if a verdict was reached
?afore eleven o'clock- it could be seal
ed ; otherwise they would bo locked
ip for the night. The Jury was later
Syracuse, May 21.-The Jury In the
larnes-Roosevclt libel suit came into
he court shortly before'll o'clock to
ny and the foreman announced that
he Jury bad agreed upon a verdict
or the defendant. When the roll was
ailed by the clerk of court.eleven
f the jurors said that they wer? in
avor 'of a verdict for the defendant,
toosevelt. but the twelfth. Edward
turns of 8vracuse said i 'I am for
, After Burns had dissented, Jvstlco
indrews sent the jury back to Its
oom. Before the jury entered the
oom. he bad been Informed that it
ad reached a verdict.
ORMKR CHIEF OF POLK S
OF GREENVILLE YE HT ILL
Greenville. May ?1.-At a late honr
ist night, Mr. R. ft. Kennedy, better
?own In fl reen vi l lo. as "Chief Ken
?dy,** was reported in extremis and
la attending physician stated that he
ou Id not possibly live more than 24
oars. Mr. Kennedy baa been Ul for
one time and a few days ago ala
ondltlon. became gravo and it was
eeo that he eouiti not live but
ruths. ?'. .
fore Death, Corni
incoln, May, 1915.
Company, before the Industrial Re
lations Commission in Washington.
Robert T. Lincoln has not often per
mitted photographers to take him.
Few of them have had such an op
portunity as was presented when he
appeared before the commission, and
Uley got a clear full view showing
every line_ln his face._
KENTUCKY DELEGATION PRC
Newport News, May 21.-National
prohibition was made an issue of the
Cifty-fifUi general assembly of thc
Presbyterian church of the South to
luy in the filing by the Transylvania
Presbytery of Kentucky of a protest
igatnst a resolution adopted by the
last general assembly favoring the
ibaMtion of the sale of liquor by
amendment to the federal constltu
:Ion. The protest was referred to a
The protest declares thc assembly,
inder its constitution, cannot act on
political nestions further than to ad
.isft and petition.
The Transylvania delegation assert
ni thpt at the nineteen eleven aasem
)ly it offered a resolution for the pur
)OSn of putting the body on record on
the question of natlnal prhlbition;
ind that the resolution was tabled on
lie ground that it was not in keep
ng wlth'the letter and spirit of the
The greater part of today's pro
ceedings was devoted to the presen
MOSE ROAN BELIEVED
Fudge Powell Tells Prison Com
mk, * ton Judge Roan Ex
pressed This Relief.
'Atlanta, MUy 21.-In a ietter today
o the governor and prison commis
ion urging clemency for Leo Frank,
ludge A. O. Powell, tortne? member
>f the state court of appeals asserted,
hot the late Judge Roan, who presided
it Frank's trial, expressed his belief
hat Frank was innocent of Mary
Powell wrote that since Judge
Joan's mouth ls closed by death, he
eels lt his duty to Roan and to Frank
o give the commission what he knew
>f bow Roan felt about the prisoner's
jared With Son Ni
] The photograph of Abraham Lin-j
I coln, which is reproduced from the
?original negative, was taken April 9,'
?1865, by Alexander Gardner. Tho
* negative is the only one in-existence.
The print was obtained from Fred
erick Hill Meserve, who han the best
collection ot Lincoln photographs.
Mr. Meserve is the highest authority
In the world on that subject
?TESTS AGAINST RESOLUTION |
tallon of overtures which were re
ferred to committees to be considered
Newport News, Muy 21.-The read
ing of the report on evangelism at
today's session of the general assem
bly of the Southern Presbyterian
church here showed that, during the
year just closed, 20,156 members had
been added to the churches of the
assembly on a profession of faith
against 16,149 the year previous.
The church's total ' membership ls
now 332.3?. a net increase of 21,727
during the past year.
Those who were hot added to tho
church by profession Were received
by letter. The report was presented
by the F.'3v. H. F. ?M?l?y, the super- '
intendent of evangelism.
Devotional exercises marked the
opening of today's meeting after
which the business session was i.rtd.
Tonight various addresses will be
delivered with evangelism, as thc
I ARGUMENTS CLOSED
III RIGGS BANK CASE
Justice McCoy May Not Render
D?cision Before First of
Washington, May 2l<-At the con
clusion of five days argument Justice
McCoy; of the District Supreme Court,
today took under advisement the. mo
tion to dismiss the suit brought by
the Riggs National Bank to enjoin
Secretary McAdoo. Comp tro" er of Cur
rency Wllllambs and Treasury Burke
from alleged unlawful persecution of
th? bank. The justice Indicated he
would endeavor to decide the case
la-fore July first.
8amael Cntermyer made the closing
argument fer the governrv.mt after
ex-Senator Bailey closed for the bank.
ow 72 Years Old
coln, April ?, IM?.
Thc picture BhowB Lincoln sadden
ed and aged by the Civil War. The
contrast with photOB taken two years
earlier is startling. In fact, most ot
the popular pictures of the great lib
erator show him UB hs was at least
two years before death. But as a
matter of record on the photographs
there had come over him a most re
SCOTTISH RITES MASONS
BACK FR0M_ MEETING
DR. W. H. FRAZER AND MR.
Dr. Frazer Conferred Thirty Sec
ond Degree and Addressed
Rev. Dr. W. H. Fraser and Mr.
Bond Anderson who have been in
Charleston for the week attending the
reunion of the consistory of tho
.Scottish Kite Masons in South Caro
lina, have returned to the city. MY.
Anderson took the degrees up to and
including the thirty-second. This
places Mr. Anderson practically at
the top of the order.
Dr. Fraser was called upon to cor
fer the thirty-second degree on Thurs
day evening and to close consistory
with an address on The American
Mr. W. C. Plant has been for
three sessions the class director, and
there ls PO msn connected with the or
der that is more popular than this
gentlemen. He has conducted classes
composed of the most distinguished
business men of the ??tate and num
bers amcng his friends hundreds ot
prominent Mssons within the Scottish
New York, May 21.-President A. R.
Hs wier of the Aero Club of America
announced this- morn lng ?bat public
subscriptions bad been started by the
club's governors for fonds where*.; Ith
to purchase a squadron of aeroplanes
for use of the militia of each State.
Also it is proposed to provide 100
aeroplaues for carrying mall. These
machines and aviators would consti
tute a reserve for service if country
Wilson'? Stan'; Approved.
M onk Lake, Mar 21.-President
Wilson'a stand In the International
crisis was approved by the Lek? Mo
honk Conference on International Ar
bitration tonight at the conclusion of
lt's annual inseting.
. " ???.>,.
CABINET MET FOR FIRST
TIME SINCE NOTE WAS
WILL WAIT FOR
Before Moiling Further Comment
-Brynn Talks of British
Wallington, May 21.-President
Wilson and cabinet met for the first
time today since tim gathering ten
days ago approved the note the United
States sent to Germany regarding the
Lusitania. In thu absence of definite
news from Herlin lt is understood the
meeting did not discuss the probable
contents of the German reply.
When cabinet met there had been
published by the British foreign office
a memorandum saying arrangements
had been made by Great Britain with
American cotton interests for the de
position of their cargoes which it was
understood would be acceptable to the
Unled States. Later Secretary Bryan
issued a statement saying whatever
had been done by atate department
representatives to assist cotton inter
ests ha dbeen of an unofficial charac
ter and was not to be construed as a
recognition of the order in council is
sued by Groat Britain.
TO SELECT ROUTE SOON
Arguments of Contestants for
Great Highway Practically
Chattanooga, May 21.-Argumenta
before fourteen Dixie Highway Com
missioners for placea on the Chicago*
to-M lam I roadway were completed to
night by contesting delegates from all
seven States interested, except Illi
These will be heard tomorrow after
which tlie commission will select the
actual route. The members have giv
en no .Indication of the route they ex
pect to adopt.
Chattanooga, May 21.-The commis
sioners who are engaged in select
ing the route of the proposed Dixie
Highway from Chicago to Miami.
Florida, today beard the advocates of
the competing Tennessee routes. The
commiaion is expected to hear the
representatives of Kentucky, Indiana,
Ohio and Illinois in the order namod
after the Tennessee delegates have
Places for many lines are flropoeed
for the highway between there and
Chicago. The contest that la appa
rently the hardest fought ls between
Cincinnati and Louisville, Ky. The
repreaenattivea of both places cau
cused last night and mapped out
It ia stated that the Louiaville, In
dianapolis and Nashville delegations
have formed a working union for the
Nashville-Mammoth Cave road. The
delegates from Lexington, Kentucky,
with the east Tennessee point", and
Cincinnati representatives advocate
the "Blue Grass" route.
FOR PRESIDENT WILSON
Will be Christened Ellen Wilson
McAdoo for Late Mrs.
Washington, May 21.-A baby girl,
tho second grandchild of President
Wilson was born tonight to Secretary
and Mrs. McAdoo. Sha will be chrla
tened Ellen Wilson for the late Mrs.
Wilson. The president waa at the
McAdoo ;.<>me when the grand-dsugh
ter waa born. McAdoo went to hie.
?Ace today for the Brat time alnee
in operation for appendicitis two
non tbs aito.
ENTIRE COUNTRY IS EN
THUSIASTIC OVER PROS
PECTS FOR CONFLICT
RUMANIA TO JOIN
Her Entrance Maana Austria
Would be Attacked on all
London, Moy 21.-A state of war
now virtually exists between Italy
and Austria snd Qennany, although
there has been no formal declara
tion. The Austrians are strengthen
ing their posts. All navigation ser
vice in the Adriat'i has been BUS- .
pended. An indication that a clash
ls near ts the tact that the Italiau
senate today endorsed the chamber's
action in granting the government ex
traordinary powers in the event of
war for which the whole of Italy ap
pears to be enthusiastic.
Simultaneously with Italy's antici
pated entrance, Serbia has recon
structed her army and aaa fully re
covered from the campaigns which
resulted in the Austrians befog dier
en from Serbia. Well armed and
equipped, it ts announced the Ber?*
blans have begun a march toward the j
Austrian border, bec*: on another in
vasion of Austrian territory.
Austria, which ta being attacked
from all sides, bas another enemy,
Rumania, in prospect. It baa been aa
open secret that Italy and Rumania
have an agreement to net in concert.
Rumania ls waiting for the conclus
ion of an agreement with Greece aaa j
Bulgaria, which countries are also ax
peeled to Join the allies,'before Ra? -
mania takes up arms.
These anticipations explain tbs
tremendous efforts Austria and Ger
many are making to complete, Alta
defeat of the Russians, who,-having
been forced out of Western: Galicia
and the Carpathians, are offering a
stubborn resistance behind the river
Ssn and Przemysl.
Unofficial Athens dispatches con?
tinue to report allies success In the
Dardanelles. Official quarters remain \
Rome. May 21.-Several hundred
thousand persons, led by the mayor
of Rome, assembled tonight before
the Quirinal. Members of the royal
family appeared on the balcony amid
almost indescribable scenes of enthus
iasm. King Victor Emmanuel was
greeted with cries of "long Ure the
It l ag," sud with cheero for war.
Loudon, May 21.-A dispatch reach
ing England from Italy indicates that
?he has not yet taken the final step
to plunge ber Into the war with Aus
tria. Yesterday tba Italian perlia
tnent ga-s> the government foll pow
ers to act. Since then no news of any
decisive developments has been re
served. It would appear that tho
censorship is tightening. It ts known
that a dispatch from Rome ls being
delayed. A Geneva despatch says
that Italy may send an ultimatum to
austria today and that a declaration
if war may come before the end ot
the week. The reports from Berlin
lay that the German papers there
published long troyorts Of the meeting
>f the Italian chamber of deputies
yesterday. Few, however, this said,
pake any editorial comment on
italy's attitude toward Germany's al
Although the Russian war office
concedes thst the Austro-Germ?n
'orces du Galicia have won further
victories, lt asserts that their su?
asses bsve been gained by enormous
osees ot men. Aa official communi
cation from Petrograd places the
OBS? soi the Austrians aad Germans
> fthe last three weeks ta Oat lela at
ipwards 10.000 mea a day. Tba an
imates are that they lost one-fourth,
yerhaps one-third OT their strength.
The struggle for the Dardanelles
vhlch has brought settle of the most
leadly encounters of tho war, pro
ceeds with unabated fstoclty. Turk
sh troop? from asia Mit-or have been
?rought in to reinforce the troops ott
he Gallipoli pen?nsula. Fierce fight
?g ls nw reported progress ia g ou
leek of the peninsula. A dispatch
rom conrees, friendly to the allies,
mys that the warships are doing
treat damage to the Turkish fortifies
London, May 21.-A Rome dispatch
onftrms the statement that the lui
sa sonate by a vote ot 202 to 2 adopt
d the bill conferring extraordinary
towers oa the government ia the
ivent of war. It ts stated a pro
on ged outburst of cheering grested
he announcement of the tote.
Berlin. May L-AM of today1?
ewspapers have long reporta of yea
?rd ay'a meeting of the Italian chant
er nt deputies. Few eotnmeat edi;
lUUNTlNUKD FROM FAQS SUt.)