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VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. SATUR DA*' MORNING, JUNE 12, 1915.
DECLARE NOTE PAVES WAY
FOR SATISFACTORY SET
WILL ALSO SEND
NOTE TO ENGLAND
To Insist on Change tn Blockade
Methods to Conform to In
Washington, June ll.-Official cir
cles here are optimistic over the pros
pect for a peaceful outcome of the
controversy between tho United
States and Germany The note pre
sented to Germany by Ambassador
Gerard today ls Interpreted generally
as leaving the way clear for a satis
factory solution with honor to both
It is oHlelally staled a noie will
soon he sent to England and her al
lies, Insisting on a change in the oper
ation of the blockade, to conform to
international laws forbidding inter
ference with trade in non-contraband
to and from a belligerent county
through neutral countries, lt ls be
lieved this will convince Germany that
the United States will maintain the
same vigorous position toward the al
lies as toward Germany.
Washington, June ll.-With the
publication of the latest American
note to Germany concerning the
sinking of the Lusitania, officials
ot . the United) States-government and
diplomatists generally discussed
among themselves the probable char
acter of the German government's
answer. While this was no definite
information, feeling In Germon quar
ters was that a favorable response ls
likely as the note seemed to open the
way for a solution compatible alike
with the interests of both the Uni
ted States and Germany.
It was said that the note was pul?
posely phrased so that it would
give Germany an opportunity to meet
tho wishes of the United States with
dignity and in conformity with Ger
man public opinion.
Many officials wondered why Sec
retary Bryan declined to sign the note,
which they regarded as friendly in
tone, and carrying many expres
sions of good will. Most everybody
in official circles disagreed with
Mr. Bryan that the note might lead
Officials do not look for Germany's
answer for ten days or two weeks.
The note, was to be presented to the
German foreign office today by Am
bassador Gerard at Berlin.' It ls ex
pected, however, that Germany will
await the arrival of Mayer Gerhard,
personal representatlve of Ambassa
dor "Bernstorff here, who ls now en
route to Berlin to outline the atti
tude pf the United States before lt
The note which brought a crisis
in President Wilson's cabinet culmi
nating in the resignation of Secre
tary Bryan, although friendly chara *
ter, firmly renews the previous de
mands that the German government
must give assurances that Amcrlcsn
lives and vessels hereafter will be
safeguarded. What action the Uni
ted States will, take in the event
that Germany refuses to give such as
surances ls not Indicated In the
note. The note further declares
that, in view of the German govern-,
ment's contention that the Lusitania
was carrying contraband of war or
that these munitions wer? exploded
' by a torpedo "are irrelevant to the
question of the legality of the meth
ods used by the German naval au
thorities in sinking the vessel."
Two Fishing Smacks and Two
Steamers Also Victims of
London, June ll.-'Vienna has an
nounced that an Austrian submarine
had . sunk a British cruiser In the
Adriatic. The warship ls described
as of the type of the Liverpool, which
ls a lieht cruiser. No Information ls
available as to the fate of officers and
In addition to two'British fishing
smacks, the British steamship Strath
arron. Russian steamship Dania, Rus
sian hark Tomasina, here been tor
pedoed and sunk hy German subma
OF EITEL CREW
LIEUTENANT AND SEVERAL
SAILORS BEING SOUGHT
MAY HAVE GONE
BACK TO GERMANY
Government Will Ute Every
Means to Apprehend German
Sailors Who Violated Parole.
Washington. June ll.-Department
of justice officials today decided on a
methcd of proceeding against Lieu
tenant Hrauer and sevdral sailors
missing fro mthe interned German
cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich at Nor
folk, if they are in the United States.
It was agreed that prosecution under
the immigration law? ls the most ef
fective way of dealing with the fugi
. Although they have searched nearly
a month the department agents uave
not located tile missing Germans. It
is i<r< Binned they have escaped from
the United States.
The state department ls prepared
to nmke representations to Germany If
:he fugitives return to that country.
During the Huaalo-Japanese war a
russian officer and two men under
parole at San Francisco escaped and
reached Vladivostok. 1'pon state, de
partment representations Russia
promptly returned the trio. Lieu
tenant Brauer and the mon who ac
companied him, left the cruiser at
Newport News, before she had Intern
ed or her officers had been paroled.
If they are captured by the allies
while trying to reach Germany, they
.11 probably be treated as ordinary
Washington, June ll.-Lieutenant
Brauer and "certain men of the crew"'
of the German auxiliary cruiser.
Prinz Eitel Friederich, who hit the
ship before she was formally intern
ed' at Norfolk have not returned to
the Norfolk navy yard; and aro be
lieved to have left the country Col
lector of Customs Hamilton at Nor
folk made this report to the treas
ury department lt w s announced to
Special agents of the department
are conducting an Investigation at
the instance of the state department
to which the collector's report was
it. n ->nears that Brauer and the
?uer a ? not on parole because the
?..lt'. 1 had not been Interned, i but
Col ector Hamilton understood he
han the word of Captain Tiderlehens
that none of his officers or men
would leave tho vicinity of New
port News, where sblp arrived, while
the status of tho cruiser wa? in sus
Roosevelt Barks Wilson.
New Orleans, June ll.-Roosevelt
issued a statement tonight applaud
ing the president's stand in the dis
agreement with Bryan and pledging
support to Wilson In all steps he may
take toward upholding the' interests
and honor of the United States.
CONVICTS KILL TWO
AND MAKE GETAWAY
Ten Heavily Armed Desperadoes
From Santiago Penitentiary
Escape to Jungles.
Panama, June lt.-Ten convicta
serving life sentences for murder, to
day killed a police lieutenant and one
guard at tb? Santiago penitentiary,
dangerously wounded five other
guards and escaped. They traversed
the streets,, firing Indiscriminately and
wounded a,woman. They are tn the
jungle, heavily armed with plenty of
EXPERTS BEI J EVE EVENTS AT
WARSAW TO BE RE
PEATED IN GALICIA.
Russians Claim to Have Taken
Many Prisoners and Supplies.
Fighting on Austrian Border.
London. Juno ll.-Tno United
States' note to Germany, which is re
garded here as "firm hut pac'*;?,"
shared British interest today with the
Russian counter-thrust against the
Austro-Cf mian lines in Galicia. Tho
note arrived too lalo for the evening
papers to cornaient.
The Russian success caused gratifi
cation and relief. Military experts be
lieve there will he a repetition in Gal
lcia of what occurred before Warsaw,
when the Germans sustained enor
mous losses In their efforts to break
the Russian front. The German and
Austrian reports do not mention the
fighting in this region.
The Petrograd account says the
Austro-Germana have suffered heavy
reverses. They are said to have lost
seventeen guns and seven thousand
prisoners. Experts think few who
crossed the Dniester escaped.
The Russians claim successes south
of Lemberg and to have taken two
thousand prisoners. They say tho
Germans lost heavily when ut tacking
the Russians east of Przmysl.
The Serbian and Montenegrin arm
ies are active, occupying abandoned
Heavy fighting continues along the
Italian frontier. The Austrians are
determinedly opposing the Italians'
advance at Osonzo river.
German submarines HI.ul; five ves
sels today; the British steamer st rs Mi
raron, the Russian steamer Dania, the
Swedish steamer Otago, the Russian
bark Thomasina and the British
A submarine attacked and slightly
lniured a'British warship in the Adri
London, June ll.-The Russian I
war office at Petrograd today claim
ed that the Muscovite forces had won
a considerable victory In Galicia in
addition to their successes In the
Baltic regions. It ls declared the
Austro-German forces which are at
tempting Sn advance on Lemberg
from the sou ti have been defeated
in a battle along the Dniester river,
near Zurawna, east of st ry.
Thus, for a moment Lemberg Is
thought to be safe. Nowhere else
along the Gallclan front have the
Teutonic allies been making progress
recently, with the exception of course
of their southern extension Into Buk
News was received here yesterday
that Russlon reinforcements are mov
ing .south along the Dniester river
from Mlkolaow to l ohatyn, but hard
ly was it expected here that they
would achieve such quick result. If
this victory has been decisive, it ts
the flrat real check delivered -bv the
Russians since the start of the new
Austro-German rush through C-alieU..
The first large battle of the Italian ,
campaign tn the general European
conflict 1s now under way, having
been brought on by tbe attempt of
the Italians to force the I son zo riv
er, running north from tho Gulf of
. Dispatches from Cologne and Gen
eva mention heavy fighting, particu
larly fce?*r Gorian, on the ?*ast side
west of ?ile city of Trlest. The Col
ogne report states that the Italians
were repulsed at this peint as well
ns near Qradlsca and Monfalcone,
The capture of Monfalcone by the
Italians was announced officially from
Rome yesterday. According to Gen
oth advices the battle has not been
decided. Austrian losses In the
Gtfriza fight are placed at 8,000 to
On the wertem battle front the
methodical French advance appears
for the'moment to have ceased. Ger
man counter attacks, however, do
not see m to have been successful.
Geneva, J?ne ll.-Ten thousand
feet above the sea level Italian Al
pinists abd Tyrolese J egera are lock
ed tn a fierce struggle to,' the pos
session of Stlevio Pass, the highest
carriage road In Europe. The Aus
trians ar? entrenched behind rock
barricades and the Italians are
wrecking Che Austrian defenses by
rolling great stones down from the
Did Middies Cot
W. F. ?Eww*/s~s*/*
Rear Admiral William P. Fullam,
superintendent of the Narai AcaJemy
ut Annapolis, has brought serious
charges against cat'eta of the acade
my in connection with the "cribbing"
of examination papers there recently.
Thc sc?ndul hua grown to such pro
portion? that a military court, of
which Captain Robert ?... Russell ia
the president, ls uiakli?g an ...veatl
Among the charges of the superin
tendent was one that an attempt to
break into deska of professors ?uni
bean made. Home one got copies of
examination papers for all four
.?la:.ses which have just taken their
Unite l States It Awaiting Replies
From Villa and Carranza
Red Cross Active.
Waahlugton, June li,-It will prob
ably be several weeks before the Unit
ed Staten taken any further ot"n:i In
the Mexican policy, us announced in
papers recently on thc statement
warning the factional leaders to adjust
their differences and restore peace.
The government'ls walting the replies
of Villa and Carranza. The Rod
Cross continues its relief of starving
Yaquis I te s u me Raids.
Nogales, Arl/.., June ll.-Yaqui
Indians again are raiding in the rle
Inlthy of Esperanza where American
colonists fought them last monta
and Frederick Simplch, American
consul, requested Governor Maytor
ena today o send troops to protect
Maytorena immediately ordered a
detachment of 100 men sent from
No battle has been reported.
To Alter Treal ?es.
Washington, June ll.-Tho United
States has notified twenty-one of the
world's principal nations that it in
tends the termination of provisions nf
existing treaties including the sea
mans act passed by the last congress.
Superintendent at Annapolis In
dignant at Reflections Cast
Annapolis. June ll-.-Admiral
Fullam tonight flated he would wel
come en Investigation of bis adminis
tration as superintendent of the Unit
ed States Naval Academy and ex
pressed indignation at the reflections
and insinuations against him and his
officers during tb? proceedings of In
quiry court investigating Irregulari
ties la the academy's exam'nations.
examinations, ami passed thenf
around. Al tilla time members of the
graduating (.-lass who passed are
already in thu American navy as en
signs. Three students have been dis
missed in connection with the charges,'
and seven more were placed under
Rear Admiral ^uwam was gradu
ated from, tbe academy Ul 1?77 at the
head of his class and has had twenty
years of sea duly, hosiden serving for
some time as an Instructor at An
napolis. During Hie Spanish-Ameri
can war he was watch officer on board
the I!. S. S. New Orleans on the oc
casion of the blockade un J bombard
ment of Santiago.
ATHENS BANKER IS
SENTENCE ITO PEN
Has Been in Jail Two and a Half
Years Awaiting Trial
Athens, Ga:, June H.-Judge W.
E. Thomas of Valdosta, sentenced JJ.
V?'. Griffin, president of the defunct
Athens Trust und Hanking company,
which lie was'convicted last Satur
day night of wrecking, to serve for
three years giving < redit on what
would have bee na heavier sentence
for the two years ami half time in
which he was imprisoned, awaiting
Np!Ice of motion for a new trial
was made and it will be heard at
Valdosta September 4.
Judge Thomas presided in thc- case
for Judge Hraml. who was disquali
Tils ls the ,lllr<l "nie Griffin has'
OF FRANK'S SENTENCE
Delegation of Marietta Citizens to
Appear at Hearing Before
Gov. Slaton Today.
Ai lan i a. June ll.-lt was announc
ed bern today that a delegation of
Marietta citizen!;, beaded hy former
Governor Joseph M. Brown, will ap
I ear before Governor Slaton tomor
"?w to oppose the commutation of
Cen M. Kranl ' . de-Uh sentence to lifo
Imprisonment. Mary I'ha g.m, for
Whose murder Frank was sentenced to
death, formerly lived In Marietta. It
Is stated that argument by the dele
gation will be supplementary to So
licitor Dorsey's, Former Congressman
\V. ll. Howard will represent Frank.
Negro Murderer Hanged.
- Palatka. Florida, June, ll.-Clyde
Storer, a negro, was hanged here to
day for murder near Wei aka, Florida,
last January of Alonzo G. Gardner of
Springfield, .Miss. The Gardners was
on a hunting trip at the time Stover
was a guide. Tlie negro confessed that
he shot both from . ambush for the
purpose ot robbery.
TO STOP RACE
THREE COMPANIES OF NA
TIONAL GUARD PATROL
* STREETS JOHNSTON.
Members of Lynching Mob Armed
In Preparation For Attack
By Foreign Miners.
Johnson City, Ul., Juno ll.-Three
compunles of the Illinolfl national
^uar? tuduy patrolled the street? here
to prevent further trouble between
tween American and foreign minera
growing out of the lynching of Joseph
Strando, a foreigner. Strando, with
three others, was accused of shooting
to death W. K. Chapman, wealthy res
ident here, and mounding his daugh
ter, and Mrs. Benjamin Schall, wife of
the manager of the local mine.
Several hundred members of the
mob which yesterday hanged Strando
carried arms today in expectation of
an attack from the foreign quarter,
l t. Marlon, near here. Kxtra precau
tions were taken to guard the jail In
Which are three miners accused pf
complicity In the Chapman murder.
Strando udmitted a few minutes before
he was hanged that he was ono of a
band of disgruntled miners who had
planned the death of Benjamin .Schull,
and killed the latter's father-in-law
hv mistake. The plot to kill Schull
was in retaliation of the recent dis
missal of several foreign miners.
hast night more than 300 citizens
armed themselves and patrolled the
Btreets, awaiting the arrival of state
troops. After dusk quiet was restored
but another attack from the foreign
quarter or an attempt to reach the
Marion jail was feared. Every gun
and hit of ammunition at the hardware
stores had been sold within two hours
after t.:o lynching.
Johnson City ls a mining town with
a comparatively large foreign-born
The Charmian killing was the fourth
here under - similar circumstances
within a year. In each case the vic
tim was killed by a shot fired through
the window of his home.
Long standing Ul feeling between
foreign and American miners here was
made acute last week through the at
tempt to assassinate the marshal of
White Ash, a nearby town.
I.nle Tuesday the foreigners were
reported massing lu their quarter of
the elly and a clash was feared before
the arrival of the troops.
WILSON TO SPEND
4TH AT CORNISH
Washington June ll.-President
Wilson expp?:t8 to Hppud July fourth
at the summer white house ut Cor
nish, New Hampshire. This will be
his first vacation since the foreign
situation became acute. Members of
his family plan to go to Cornish
about June 25.
LOSES OIL LAND
Decision Declares Road Fraudu
lently Patented Clti/ns-Val
ued at $15,000,000.
Los Angeles, June ll.-Ten sections
of California oil lands In ?vern county,
valued at fifteen million dollars, wore
declared to -have been fradulently pa
tented by the Southern, Pacific Rail
way company in a decision today by
Judge II. S. Bean, In tho United
States district court ot Oregon.
ASKS THEM TO EXERT INFLU
ENCE WITH GERMANY
TO AVOID WAR. . '
Wants Shipping Laws Changed to
Exclude Passengers From Ships
Washington, June ll.-Bryan is>
sued an appeal addressed to Oer*
man-Americans, urging them to aid In
maintaining peace between the Unite!
states and Germany by exerting their
Influence with Germany to persuade lt
to do nothing leading toward war.
Brynn expect sfor the present to end
wit li this statement his efforts at ex
plaining io tim public what cause?*
Iiiiii- to resign. Wednesday ho expiated
why he left the cabinet rather than
fdgn the last United States note to
Germany regsrdlng submarine war
fare. Yesterday he appealed to Amer
icans to stand for persuasion rather
than force In asserting their rights un
der international law. Today he ex
pressed gratification at the changed
tone of "Jingo editors" regarding the
note to Germany.
He calls German-Americans "Fellow
citizens in whose patriotism I have
entire confidence." He urged them
to forego forever any suspicion of
lack of neutrality or friendship to
ward Germany by President Wilson,
and urges that they do not attempt
any connection of th? negotiations be
tween the United States and Germany
with those between the United States
and Great Britain. He calls the cases
different and urges Germany to ac
quiesce In the demands ot the United
States unconditionally, trusting the
United States to deal with Germany
justly in consideration of any changes
regarding the taking of prises result
ing from submarine warfare.
Bryan declares the president has
been unjustly criticised by partisans
of both parties In the European con
flict. He expresses confidence test
the German-Americans would stand
by the United States In ?he event of
war with Germany and maintains that
killing women and children by either
drowning or starving could not ba
Justified, lie suggests changing the
shipping laws to exclude passengers
from ships carrying ammunition or
Bryan said he might Mr* an an
nouncement tomorrow regarding his
future course. He visited th* state
department this afternoon and saw
Lansing and the assistant secretaries.
He said he would visit th? depart
ment again occasionally.
Washington, June ll.-Former Sec
retary Bryan today has Issued a state
ment expressing his gratification over
what he termed a change In the tone
of tho nress regarding the American
note to Germany.. In conclusion he
"Something has been gained If the
warrior-Journalists at last realise that
this country does not want war, but
that, on the contrary, lt will support
the president in his efforts to find a
peaceful solution of the difficult prob
lems raised by the use of submarines
Today's atatement was the third is
sued by Bryan since bis resignation.
Tile second, which was Issued last
night. In which ne contended that the
American note conformed to tbs stan
dard? of the old system of force,
while be advocates a hew system
persuasion, asked th? publie to "sit
In Judgment upo;; my decision to re
sign rnther than share of reuponsi
bllil.v for it."
If the nubile verdict against him,
he ?aid he asked no mercy, declaring
public men must be '-"Illing to bear
any (iererved punishment, from ostra
cism to execution.'*
MILITIA TO ENCAMP
Columbia, June ll.-Colossi H. B.
Springs, commanding the second
regiment, announced this afters eon
because of topographical conditions
and climate, Greenville had been se
lected as the encampment site for
the second regiment from July 7 to
July 17, inclusive. He stated he wee
very appreciative to the ot'aer town*
applying *- the many courtesies ex
tended the ommlttee.
The mill .. ' board met *hia after
noon and apportioned approximately
?18.000 ?mnng the various organisa
tions. Bach company ot the National
Guard gets $400.
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