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ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1915.
GERMANS EXPECT SERIOUS
OPPOSITION BY RUS- |
ALL ARMIES ARE
Allies Fighting for Positions
Which WiU Give Them
Command of Dardanelles
London, June 5.-Newe of a fur
ther advance of the Teutonic allies
toward Moazlska. with indications of
great battle al a Grodek Lakes, south
of Lemberg, i? contained in reports
from the Galiciah front. According
to these reports the Auntro-Germans
anticipate s< irions opposition in the
Grodek Lakes region on the part of
the Ku . ian:..
With this event forecasted In the
southeastern war theatre, both Rus
sians and Austro-Germans continue !
fighting along the entire front in Ga
F.'?port3 from Vienna claim the Rus
sians are in full retreat, although
Petrograd maiutaius that the advance
of the enemy has been arrested ten
pr^es-^aat of Przemysl.
S, ..ance the Germans admit the
sjr. yo the French, of the sugar re
rhy^y at Souchez. but declare attacks
by the enemy at Neuville were re
pulsed. Little of importance has hap
pened at other points In the west.
In the Italian wai- theatre, Vienna
declares, nothing of Importanne oc
curred, but reports from Chiaase
Switzerland, cay the invading Italians
are making progress in Southern
Tho submarine activity by the Ger
mans continues, reports being re
ceived today of fou . vessels torpedoed
and sunk yesterday. Tho crerra arc
A dispatch from Mityleno that a
combined ganeral offendive against thc
Turkish positions in the Dardanelles
and Gallipoli Peninsula began yes
terday, and the ctatement of Winston
Spencer Churchill tn a speech at
Dundee today that the allied forces
are within a few miles of victory ls
taken ns an indication that the Anglo
French forces are fighting fpr posi
tions which will give them command
of the Dardanelles.
Battle In Baltic Sea.
Petrograd, June 5.-A war official
statement sayB a strong German fleet
has appeared in the middle of the
Baltic and exchanged shots with the
Russian fleet near the Gulf of Riga.
Trawler Sunk; Cr** Saved.
London, June 5.-A German subma
rine yesterday sank the trawler Eb
enezer In the North Sea by shell fire
after the crew took to the boats. The
crew landed today at Lerwlck.
London. June r?.- Germany airship.
again crossed tho North Sea las',
night, and dropped bombs on east and
southeast coasts of England. While
the censor hao permitted no details ti
be mado public, available reporta in
dicate little damage was done Casu
alties were?not numerous.
Ten vessels have been attacked by
German submarines during the last
three days. No loss of lite attended
the sinkings with the exception of tho
trawler Victoria. Four members of tho
crew of thia boat and a'hoy passenger
fell vict<m:i to shells fired by at
tacking undersea craft.
P.-epsrations for a new Germen as
sault on western front is reported un
der way. lt ts believed in London that
with the fall of Przmyal, the German?
may undertake a serious offensive of
'France or -Belgium along tbat ort lon
of the line north of Arras. German re
inforcements has been brought up and
th? allies have been dritten from somo
positions recently gained.
On eactern bell, fighting continue in
the Calida region. From Vienna re
ports would appear that the Austro
German arralen are still sweeping
beck tho Russians. Petrograd, how
ever, claims sDuceAses tn several en
gagement*. Apparently -the Russian?
have been able to maintain their front
east of Prxemysl.
Washington, June fi.-Secretary
Daniels haa approved the speclsl
board's plan for a reorganisation of
the naval militia. Under this plan
every officer must take the examina
tion ordered by the navy department
by February 17th, next year, to retain
his commission. The examination of
con lem plated.
CASHIER CITIZENS BANK AND
TRUST CO. FOUND GUIL
TY OF EMBEZZMENT
OTHER CASES ARE
Case Against Bookkeeper ol Same
Bank was Dismissed-Defend
ants Were Prominent Men.
Athens. .Ga.. June o.-Robert W.
Woods, cashier of the ritlze"r, Hank
and Trust company here, was fined
five hundred dollars in city court to
night. after h's conviction for an em
bezzlement charge. The jury rec
ommended punishment for misde
After Wood? was nen^enced thc in
dictment against W. H. Shelton, the
bank's president waa nolle prossed
on the payment ot costs. The case
against bookkeeper Weatherly was
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ANOTHER ATHENS BANKER
FOC.ND GUIETT OE EELOtfY
Athens. Ga.. June 5.-J. W. Grif
fin, president of the Athens Trust
and Banking company, was convicted
tonight in the superior court on a
felonv chargo connected with the
bank's failure. He will be sentenced
Tune tenth. This was his third trial.
ATLANTIC FLEET WILL NOT
PASS THBOUGH CANAL
Washington, June 5.-President
Wilson has agreed with SecretaT
Daniels that lt might be unwise .to
send, the Atlantic fleet through the
Panama Canal-in July, a.i'it ha.- been
planned, and a formal announcement
decision may be made soon. Gover
nor Goethals has reported the condi
tion of slides In Gaillard Cut as very
Inspertlng Irrigation Project-?.
Phoenix. Ariz., June r>.-Member-;
of the appropriations committee nf
the nat'onal house of representatives
arrived today to Inspect Arizona's Ir
rigation projects.. They have rone
to tho Roosevelt dam.
Italian War Minister.
Gen. Znpelll. I
Gea. Zu pel ll will have control of
the war department of tl* Italian
government during the war vi th
Austria and Germany, the, king has
taken an active, part in thc] manage
ment, and it is not known low much
authority he and Premier ] Balandra
will leane to the head of tl3 depart
HELD IN ATLANTA
ONLY ONE SPEAKER AT
DRED MEN PRESENT
WANT NO MERCY
Resolutions Passed Protesting
Against Outside Interference
With Georgia Courts.
Atlanta. Juno r>.- Severnl hundred
persons nr.F.?mbled on the state capi
tol grounds tonight in response to ad
vert'Bcrar-nts calling a meeting "to de
fend and preserve thc right of tria'
by Jury." The crowd was orderly.
Rev. H. C. Hendley. a Baptist
minister, addressed the meeting. Ho
"aid they had met to uphold Georgia's
laws and the decisions o fits court
ind to protect against outside inter
ference. The speaker protested the
commutation of Leo. M. Frank's
sentence. He mentioned the letter
presented at the prison commission's
hearing from Judge Roan, urging
clemency for Frank. He sal dit waa
Intimated the letter was not authen
Before adjournment ? the meeting
adopted resolution's "protesting
against outside, interference witlt the
courts and lawn of Georgia^"
Hendley was tte only speaker. The
crowd dispersed quietly at the clone of
STATEMENT ISSUED Bi
Comparative Figures for Month
of April 1914 and 1915 Is
sued by Comptroller.
W?bhlngton. D. C., June 5.-The
results of operation of Southern Rail
way company for the month of April.
1915. and 1914. and for the period of
ten months thin year and last year,
exclusive of interest, rentals and other
income charges, were announced by
Comptroller A. H. Plant today as fo
Gross revenue, April 1915. $5.212.
784; April. 1914. $5.802.145; decrcaso.
$589.361. or i0.46 per cent.
Operating expenses taxes and un
collectible railway revenue. April
1915, $3.912.641; April. 1914; $4.606.
127; decrease. $693,486. or 16.06 per
Operating Income. April. 1915, $1.
300,113; April. 1914, $1.196.018; In
crease. $104,125; or 8.71 per cent.
in addition to the goregoing operat
ing expenses .the company spent dur
ing the month, for improvements to
Ita roadwav and structures, $778,
423.44 as against $217.?60.i0. for
April. 1914. an increase of $560.865.04.
Corresnonding results for the ten
(10) months, are as follows:
Gross revenue, this /ear $52.539,
019; last veer. $59,897,758; decrease
$7.358.739, or 12.29 per cent.
Operating expenses, taxes and un
collectible railway revnue, this year.
$41.615,934; last year. $45.315.869; de
crease. $3,699,935. or 8.16 per cent.
Operating Income, this year $10.
923,085; last year, $14.581.889; de
crease. $3.658,804. or 25.09 per cent.
. In addition to the fotrgolng operat
ing expenses the company sport dur
ing ten (10) months this year, for im
provements to its roadway and struc
tures. $7.780.272.33. as against $2.
315,720.73 during same period last
year, in Increase of $5,414,551.60.
1 Operating Income UB shown above
represents the amount remaining after
the payment of only those expenses
incurred in the actual operation of the
railway and of taxes, and takes no
account of the charges for hire of
equipment, rental of leased lines, ter
minals, and other facilities, and in
terest on funded debt (bonds,) all of
which coats are charged against ope
CREW OF Af TOKEN STEAMER
IN BOAT? FOR THIRTY HOURS
Parla, June 5.-A Brest news dis
patch save the crew, of the French
steamer Penfold has arrived there. A
German submarine torpedoed the ves
sel Thursday. The crew remained
tn the boats st rea thirty hourn Leiure
Becker Assails Gov. Whitman
? >j*J9j|?. ? . |?
Former Police ? frleUtena^a'CharleB
-Beckerr.-now-Jjr'^iKf defet^^iouse" ht
Sing Sing awaiting execution for'toe
murder of Herman Rosenthal, three
years ago, created n scene in tho
prison reception room the other day
after he learned the court of appeals
of New York state. \?r- last hope, had
refused to grant hin t jew trial. He
bitterly denounced IV /erno:- Charle;,
S. Whitman, thc only person who cnn
3S,T}3 him from the electric chair, by
pardon or commutation of sentence.
He grew so frantic that he even
threatened to repudiate lils own wife
were tdie to go to the governor to ask
"If you go to Whitman," declared
Becker to his wife afte.- ahe had in
sisted that she would appeal to thc
governor as a last resort. "1*11 repudi
ate you! That-won'r lift a
CHALLE. S BE.Clce.r2*,,
& fit ?ss 'UusTnuTtoM C.
finge?.vto save me. although he knows
4'tt -innocent, fhereV,*?-:^Oo?i ?ft
'HenTch?" exclaimed XJie' prisetoer
emphatically. if rfiVre was i
wouldn't be deserted Uko th1;-.!"
In tho same hopelessly defiant tone
he told Mr. Manton:
"1 don't want you to do a thing
more. I'm ready to r.o, but I hope
you'll live long cuoug'il, Mr. Manton
to soe tho day that these rata como
li ;< .. and tell tho ' uth. lt will mean
the end of that-Whitman!"
Mr. Manum suggested that there
was a faint post :'>iiity that the Su
preme court ol the United States
? might bo appealed to.
"( ut that om!" snapped Becker. "I
tell'you I'm through. I knew I WRB
done for before the court of cppealr,
acted. Those Judges wouldn't reverse
ono of their own men.'
TO VERA CRUZ FOR
THE BUFORD AND KILPATRICK DETAILED FOR THIS SER
VICE-RED CROSS PROCEEDING WITH PLANS
FOR RELIEF OF SUFFERERS
Washington. June 5.-The army
transports Buford nnd Kilpatrick at
Galveston will bo ?ont to Vera Cruz
to bring back American and foreign
refugees reaching that port from
Mexico City on trains now being ar
ranged. Plans to send the ships, were,
made today at the war department.
The American Red Cross <is making
arrangements today fo send further
supplies of food and medicine to Ute
relief of famine stricken persons.
. Washlngt ?\ June 5.- I*uofTU al
advices are received here-from Ve n
Cruz laving that General Carranza
would reply favorably to President
Wilson's statement calling upon the
leaders of wurring ructions of Mexi
co to restore peace there.' gave re
newed hop? to the administration offi
cials today ot au ultimate solution
of the problem.
Carran*n tho first of the heads of
contending factions, will be hoard
from concerning the president's warn
ing. Carranza's tommi reply is ex
pected to bo delivered to John P
Sllllmati. President Wilson's person
al representative lb Mexico, probably
Press advices today from El Paso,
Texas, said that mesL'ag?? received
there reported Senor Lunbardo. Gen
eral Villa's foreign minister, would
louve Chihuahua today ou a npeclal
trnln to convey President Wiir.on's
message to Villa. II? will be accom
panied b; George C. Chambers, the
repr?sentative of the United States
In Mexico. The party will go direct
ly to Loon, where they hope to ar
range a meeting with Villn. who is
now with troop's south of Trinidad.
State department officials today nre
collecting full reports on famine.con
dillons and transportations facilities
In Mexico .so nu tn be aide to expedite
tho relief work in connect ?o:, with
the American Ked Cross.
Opposition Minist?re May
Given Some of Leading
London, Juno 5.--Tho Exchange
telegraph despatches ''from Vienna
says lt ia practically certain a coali
tion government is to bo formed in
Some of the minivers of the opposi
tion will he given leading positions.
lt ts understood that one ot the ob
jects of Emperor William's visit to
the headquarters of Archduke Ered
I erick of Austria-Hungary ls lo dis
cuss the proponed coalition.
ON ROCK ISLAND
Interstate Commerce Commission!
Winds Up Investigation of
Bankrupt Road's Affairs.
Washington." June 5.-The Inter
atate Commerce Commission today I
ended its Inquiry Into thc financial
affairs or the Chicago.' ftook 'Island
and Pacific Railway company, which
went into reverse hands six weeks
ago. Officials, stockholders' of com
pany and others were examined ea
frarding the. transact lons lending to the
COURT OF INQUIRY AP
POINTED BY DANIELS TO
Practise Cruise Postponed to. Al
low Students to Testify at
Washington. Jun?.' ?. - After, con
ference with Preuidcnt V"il?on today
Secretary Daniels appointed a court
of rnaulry to luvehtiRJt^ specific
charges that Bevon midchlpment at
tlie t'nited States naval ucndemy had
nccured' advance information on ex
aminations. Tho muri is to make a
Bwecping Inquiry. Into reportn that
other midshipmen and po-.?ibly ,.^ome
instructors were Involved.
The navy dcnartment tonight did
not attempt to minimize thc hituatlon'a
gravity. Daniela autborlr.ed the
Statement that tho investigation will
The midshipmen's annual practice
cruise has been indefinitely postponed
?o thc students can testify at the In
nulry ut Annapolis-Monda;,'. The nn.
nouncement. caused a" Sensation at
AGAIN UNDER KNIFE
Portion of Rib Removed by Vien* ;
London, June 5.-A Athens dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph
says Professor Esclberg of Vienna,
today performed an operation on Klug
Constan tine of Greece, removing part
of the tenth rig. The king felt some
relief after the operation. The oper
ation performed indicates that the
king was probably suffering from
pleurisy with purulent effusion.
Athens, Greece. June G.-Announce
ment was made today that King Con
stantine, who In 111, lr. worse, and that
another operation will have to bo per
formed. The king of Greece has been
suffering with pleurisy for several
weeks. His condition has been far
from satisfactory. He underwent an
operation late In May, after which he
suffered a relapse.
Thc king's wife is a sister of Em?
peror William, of Germany.
Athene. June 5.-Thc operation will
involve the removal of one or more o',
th" king's ribs. Temperature of pati
ent last evening was 99.6; pulse 102;
Ly nelli i. ? tn Kentucky.
Princetown, Ky.. June fi.-Masked
men overpowered the county Jailer
and drngced. Arthur Reil, a negro
from bia cell and hanged him to a
'ree. He was charged with attack
Ing a young white woman.
TO GET OU'
Washington. June 6.-Ambassador
Gerard at Berlin, today cabled the
state department ?that reports that
Americans In Germany having been
warned to leave were attributed to
the emmissary's standing advice that
the war zone of Europe is not a desir
able place for Americans.
"The warning that these stories
havo reference to" said Secretary
Bryan! "ls what has been raid all the
time since'the war. bogan, lt has been
said in other place*, that ls, that dur
ing the war, rfurope ls not a Rood,
place tor Americans to be in."
London. ' June B.-Several rest
dents of London today informed Am
erican Consul. General Skinner they
had received anonymous telephone
calle last night warning them to
PROBABLY WAITING ON AR
RIVAL OF MEYER GER
HARD IN BERLIN i
' - A
No Intimation of Date off Trana
- mission Could Be Obtained
Washington, Jone S.^-The note
which the president, with the approval
of his cabinet, had prepared to bs
sent to Germany, insisting on her ad
herence to the rules of International
lav.- in conduct of maritime warfare
was not cabled today. Word catto
from the White. House in the fore
noon that the note and been virtually
flnisbod but the documont was not
givfen to the legal officers ot the state
department today as had been ex
The reason tor delay in ; dispatch
ing the note was not revealed.. Offi
cias declined to say when it would be
rabled to Berlin, in soma quarters
the ' delay is thought to be dus to a
desire to give Meyer Gerhard, the
personal enoy ot Count Von Barn-,
atorft, the German ambassador, wno
10 now en route to Berlin, an ? op
portunity to reaob, Germany, about
time for the imperial government te
be considering the American rejoin
WJIatfagton, DfUOoes j^uWUe.
publicans carried tbet biennial city
election today. J. F. BJJOS wa* eltrt
. ad Miynr. . . "
IN RIGGS BAN?t SASE
In Support of Government Cnaa
tention That Comptroller Has
Authority to Penalise.
Washington, June 6.-A supplemen
tal brief at the ault of the Riggs Na
tional Bank h .-e against Secretary
McAdoo and Comptroller William::
was filed today hy Assistant Attor
ney General Warren tn support of
the government's contention that the
comptroller is empowered by law to
penalize national banks for refusing
to make special reports. On that
point depends the decision o2 th'
court which is considering the bank's
.petition for a permanent Injunction to
restrain the comptroller from collect
ting such penalties. All other relief
rought by the bank, which charged
the defendants with attempting to
wreck lt t s already been denied..
Four More iihlps Torpedoed.
London, June 5.-Four more British
ships were, torpedoed and sunk yes
terday by German submarines in ad
dition to Hst of ten sent to bottom
during the last three days, according
to reports rovSived here today!
Destruction By Fire at Pola.
Geneva, June 6.-Reports from
Pola, the Austrian naval base, con
firm previous assertions that a large
part of the town and the docks and
ne pt ha reservo'r, which ware tired
during the recent Italian attack wera
r OF GERMANY
leave. London Immediately wiqa* their
Among those thoa notified was ht.
K. S haler, a member ot the Ameri
can Belgian Relief commission, who
was told by an unknown voice over
the telephone not to stir front his
home during night and furthermore
to fill Oie bath tubs in hts house wlUi
Fer seoral days reporta have been
In circulation tn London that all
American ?" omen here have bean
warned tc ?sav* England by June
6. According to this report, . Uta
American embassy baa been request
ed by Berlin to issue A warning at
this nature. Investigation at the
embassy brought forth, information
that Ambassador Wr.tor' Hines Fat*
i had received ao mich request.