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VOLUME IL ANDERSON, S. C. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1815. NUMBER 136.
THREE CRUISERS SAIL FOR
SCENE OF TROUBLE ON
TO LAND MARINES
Indians Have Declared Independ
ence and Seek to Oust
San Diego, Cal., June IT.-The
peril of American settlers in the Ya
qui Valley brought ordert? ?oday for
the despatch of three cruisers for thc
Mexican west coast and the authori
zation to Admiral Howard to land an
expeditionary force if he thinks best.
The flag&tlp Colorado sailed first,
cai ry'";: '?.tiree companies of marines.
On wireless the cruiser Chattanooga
followed the Colorado. The cruiser
Keleigh was ordered to sail during the
The Indians, who have declared
their independence, seek to oust the
settlers. The three cruisers have
available for landing purposes eleven
hundred officers and men besides the
San Diego. Cal.. Cal., June 17.
With three companies totalling 300
men of the fourth regiment, United
States marine corps, aboard the flag
ship Colorado, Admiral Howard com
manding, sailed from here today for
the Lower California coast, of Mexi
The departure of the ship and ma
rines followed orders from'the navy
department ' to dispatch a force, if
necessary, to rescue Americans men
aced by Yaqui Indians in Lower Cali
fornia. The Indians have threatened
to annihilate all foreigners.
State department advices aald the
Indians had declared war on Germany.
Mexico and United States.
Admiral Howsrd has wide discre
tionary powers ss to action.
Washliu;lcL. June 17.-There ls
r.virii HpecutattOu here today as to
whetl.er fntrsnza will continue tight?
im or modify l ib attitude 'and lnvos
ttgnta Villa's overtures, for pence :n
Mexico. Thc i. xt move in the situa
tion depends co whether he will ac
cept Villa's propoahls since he h?s
already allov er three of Villa'? piu
pot?is for n i race party to go ila
heodc.l. VMa s iast offer was oisde
through Unite/ States diploma!..
They safd " thai Carranza stated lu
would not lip:;1- Hie object is anil
to be tlie .oking of Mexico Cry.
which i'JJs holds. He hopes to gain
United States recognition thereby.
AHERIGHN NOTE GEIS
Reports From Gerard Genes Still
More Optimism is
Washington, Juna 17.-The first
official news as to the reception ac
corded the last American note to
Germany in official quarters of Ber
lin, was csbled by Ambassador Ger
ard to the state department, and
gave renewed hope to off!elsis. here
today ot a favorable outcome ot
the issue between the United States
The ambassador's report id addition
to giving his own comment, con
tained German press comments,
which sre friendly in tone. His com
munication bore out the press re
ports of a favorable impression made
by the American rejoinder and said
the sentiment of Germany seemed to
be that lt afforded a basis for ad
justment of the controversy.
?nod Cotton Weather.
Washington. Jone 17.-Cotton had
a-good week, the national weaber
and crop bulletin of the department
of agriculture announced today.
"In all portions ot the soath." says
the bulletin, "the continuation of
moderately warm weather, with local
showers sufficient for present needs.
Kr'a u y favor ed the growth of cot
. ton and squares aro forming in some
southern districts. Delay in cultlva
.tlon bas permitted the fields to be
come grassy In a few secvlons. bat
over most district? cultivation pro
ceeded Hatiftfauoria'ty. the fields ire
otean and Ut* crop continues ir, sat
isfactory con di I lt-n."
FALL TO DEATH
FIRST AND ONLY AVIATOR
TO DESTROY ZEPPELIN
WAS ALSO KILLED
Two Men Fell Five Hundred Feet
When Explosion Caused Pilot
to Lose Control.
.Pari6. June 17.-Lieutenant Regi
nald A. J. Warneford, who recently
gained fame by blowing to pieces a
Zeppelin over Belgium, was killed to
day by a fall in his aeroplane at Due
France. Warneford was piloting the
Henry Beach Needham, an American
writer riding with him was also ki 11
ed. They fell from a height of o('0
feet. Warneford had come here to
receive the decoration of the Legion
According to reports reaching Paris
the accident resulted from an explo
sion in midair which caused the lieu
tenant to lose his control, the ma
chine dashing to earth. Needham is
known here as a magazine writer and
correspondent for New York news
Dash-Warneford. a young Canadian
lieutenant in the royal navy, sudden
ly acquired worldwide renown by do
Qtroylng a Zeppelin on June seventh.
ThlB waa the first time on record that
r*- Zeppelin waa wrecked by an aviator
turan aeroplane:-- ?y a brilliant ftight.
Warneford obtained a position above
the Zeppelin, dropping bombi on lt.
The Zeppelin dashed to the ground,
burned, killing twenty-eight members
of the crew.
NEW BAGGAGE RULES
One Declaration of Value Suffi
cient-Limit tc Liability
Washington, June 17.-So msL/
inquiries have reached the Interstate
commerce commission over the
checking of baggage since the Cum
mings amendment to the Interstate
commerce ast went In effect. Juno 3,
that the commission today made pub
lic several letters written recently
dealing with the subject.
The letters make clear that one
declaration of value ls sufficient for
one persona baggage. no matter
how many pieces and that each
passenger ls enUtled to check with
out extra charge the maximum free
allowance of baggage belonging to
The commission has held that
railroads have a right to charge an
additional sum where the true value
ot baggage ls declared ami ls above
the ordinary liability accepted by
the carriers. . ..
EXAMINE EVIDENCE ON
Naval Expert? Trying to Deter
mine Definitely Cause of
. Washington, June 17.-Navy depart
ment experts today began an exami
nation of the evidence gathered by the
American embassy at London con
cerning the explosion which damaged
the American steamship Nebraskan oft
the Irish coast several weeks age.
From the examination it ls hoped to
determine definitely' whether th<> No
braekan struck a mine or waa torpe
doed by a. German tubtaarinc.
Tank Steamer Soak.
San francisco, June 17.-The
tank steamer Desebte, under charter
to Great -Britain was sunk by a Ger
man submarino Monday off the North
Scottish coast, according to a cable
gram. "Vom Andrew Weir.- a British
eli financier, to the treasurer of the
General Petroleum company here
Fute of the craw is unknown.
The P'^abia held a charter from
the Bank line, but wa? rechartered
to Weir by tbs Brills t government. .
Dr. \Dernburg So
Dr. Bernhard Dcrnburg. f?rnie
colonlaT''secretary of thc German em
pire-, who han been In the United
StateB for some months ostensibly
interested in the Red Cross, but chief
ly concerned with the . creation or
pro-German sentiment, has sailed
away from here. He didn't admit that
hla leave was hurried, but it was a
foregone conclusion, after his defense
of the sinking of thc Lusitania that ho
would not remain much longer. Thia
photograph was taken on board the
Norwegian steamship BcrgenKfjord. in
which he was guaranteed safe couduc*
Stoff Captain ot
London, June 17.-Inquiry today in
to the sinking of the steamship Lusi
tania by a German submarine result
ed evidence showing that Staff Cap
tain Anderson countermanded orders
Captain Turner had provlously given
to get the women and children in
boats after the ship was t6rpedoed.
A number pf. witnesses testified that
they had got Into the boats and bad
to leave them later on orders' from
Capt. Anderson, who was henr shout
ing "tho ship ls safe."
That no life belts wore available
on deck during the Lusitania's voy
Bill Posters Ass*
Chicago, June . 17.-Donald Ross, a,
New York member of th-e Bill Pos
ters Association testified today In the
government's dissolution suit against
the association that a large-port?n of
the company's business will be dis
continued because the organisation
-voted to prohibit several classes of
advertising, including liquor and
17. S. Mail Pom
Washington. June 17.-formal no
tice that United. States mail pouches
destined for Sweden lied been b.okeu
open in Bvgland and their contents
tampered t Ith, was submitted to the
state department today by the Swed
ish minister with a request for ap
propriate action. Tho minister de
French Take Gen
Both Sides Rep
Parts, Juno 17.- Tonight's war ?n
tico communication describes Intense
activity along the French front. Thc
allied force sdeMvered powerful at
tacks and toe , Germana counler-at*
d?ng For Home
by nil the wurrin-* oalZths. '*?.*?
The doctor would nol talk abottt his
leaving. He took the attitude that
he had been very successful In his
mission in the United States. Many
Germans who went to the pier to
see him off also believed that. Yet
it is vfcry generally understood that
even Ginee Dernhurg' has been fn the
1'nitod States his "presence has beou
embarrassing to Count von Bernstorff.
tho German ambassador to tho United
States. It was understood In Wash
ington that the German embassy
would like lo see him get out.
\gers From Boats
age was testified to by Bertram
Jenkins of New York, a saloon pas
senger. ' He said he haa remarked of
their absenc to other passengers.
"That you did not see them. I will
believe; but that they were not there
I cannot believe." said Baron Mersey,
presiding at tue inquiry.
D. A. Thomas, known at tho Brit
ish coal king, who was on the Lusi
tania, testified that Borne members of
the crew did not obey the captain's
>rdera to attend first to the rescue of
women and children, but attempted
seme medical displays.
IWhiskey Advertising Barred.
Galveston. Texan. June 17.-The
Texas Postera Advertisers' c'jsocla
tlon In session here, adopted a reso
lutt?n forbidding Its members ac
cepting whiskey advertisements for
posting after January 1. 1916.,
With in England
livered to Secretary Lansing a letter
written at instruction of hiB govern
ment, reciting instances of Interfer
ence with mail for Sweden. The letter
stated anch act? were, a violation of
the provisions of treaty stipulations.
The department did not dtacnss the
ort Heavy Losses
tacked furiously. North of Arras the
French captured several lines of Ger
man trenches,, two hills and are mak
ing marked progress toward Sanchez.
Heavy loases on both sides are report
PROVOKES RATHER THAN
IMO EXCUSE FOR
U. S. TO ENTER
Says Oceans Are More Protection
to Us Than Any Number
Washington. June 17.-Declaring
that preparedness provokes rather
than pr?- ^nts war and that the up
heaval IJ Europe was the result ot
fal;.i- philosophy that "might makes
right," fernier Secretary Bryan today
in the second of his three statements
on the European war BUbmlts an
argument against military preparation
by thc United States, and praises the
course of President Wilson in an in
. "Jtao'.uaU'.v ia without .an excuse,
for entering luto tho mad rivalry
with belligerent nations in thc pre
paration for war lt ls the United
States." says Brynn. "We are protected
on either side by thousands of miles
of ocean and this protection ls worth
more to us than any number of bat
i "We have additional protection in
tho fact, known to everybody, that
we have thc men with whom to form
an army defcii3o if we wore ever
attacked; it is known also that we
.have thc money too. moro money
than we would have had If all the
surplus earnings of thc peoples had
been Invested In armament."
"Leading participants In the pres
ent war are the nations that were
best prepared, and I fear it would
have been dillie ult for us to keep out
of this war if we had been well pre^
pared as they."
T. J. JARVIS DEAD;
EX-GOV. OF N. C.
Also Served in U. S. Senate
and Was Minister to
(?reenville. June 17.-Tho.ua* J.
Jarvis, former governor of North
Carolina died here tonight, aged sev
enty-nine. He served a short term
as United States senator, having been
elected succeeding Senator Vance. He
was former minister to Brazil.
A LA BA V I'S ANTI-LIQUOR
LAW IS CONSTITUTION AL
Montgomery. Ala. June 17.-The
Alabama supreme court today held
that the nntl-Ilquor shipping law re
cently passed the legislature Was con
* The law restricts the quantity of
liqu or which can re shipped to con
signees in Alabama within prescribed
periods. Test cases resnlted from the
refusal of the Southern Express com
pany to nsceot shipment over the
amount prescribed by law.
Fall to Blight Dona Christina.
Tampa. June 17.-Efforte to right
' the schooner Dona Christina, in .the
cabin of which it is believed the bodies
of the captain, his wife and crew are
imprisoned. failed today. Tho
schooner capsized In a gulf storm two
months ago. and was towed here yes
Itali?.? In Sight of Trieste.
London, June 17.--Latest advices
from Udine renort that Italian out
posts have arrived In sight of Tri?st.
Along the line of the Isonro river the
Austrians have many thou s und s
troops holding strongly fortified posi
tions, where hard fighting te now tb
I faltan Submarine Sn nk.
London, Juno 17.-It ls officially
annouoced that the Italian submarine
Medusa has been torpedoed and sunk
by an Austrian submarine, say? a
Rome dispatch to the Stefan!, agency.
The Medusa ordinarily carried four
YESTERDAY IN HISTORIC
WOULD USE FORCE
TO BRING PEACE
Beginning of World-Wide Move
ment to Bring All Disputes
to Peaceful End.
Philadelphia. June 17.-Within the
historic Independence Hall on the an
niversary or the battle of Hunker HUI,,
there was formed today an organiza
tion whose object will bo made to pro*
mote the creation of a league of na
tions, with the view of preventing
wars, or to at least lesson the possi
bilities of armed conflicts. "Leugue
to Enforce Peace, American Branch,"
waa the name adopted by the organi
Former President Taft was elected
president; A long list of represent?'
tice American citizens were' named
permanent vice presidents. The con
ference for the moot part was com
posed of those who believe In trying
to bring about pence.even though
they hsve to use force.
BODY IS FOUND
Believed to Have Been Assaulted
and Then Murdered By
* Negro Man.
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 17.-The
body of eleven-year-old Elizabeth
Nolie, missing since noon Tuesday,
was found In the" rear yard of the
.Volte farm here today. Her throat
had been cut. The body was without
clothing and was wrapped In a sheet.
The police believe she had been
assaulted and murdered. In report
ing the disappearance of her daugh
ter 'to the pul iee yesterday, Mrs.
N'olte Bald a negro, had given candy
to the child . Tuesday moraine and,
that she teared he hal kidnapped
O* MORAL CONDITIONS
No Evidence to Justify That War
Has Caused Increase in
London,. June 17.-"No . advice
available justifies the belief that wa;
conditions have resulted In any ex
ceptional Increase In illegitimacy," Is
the coneiur.lon reached by a committee'
of which the Arc:.bishop of York I?
chairman, which .has been Investigaa
ting the war babies questions. The
report states that special tnqulrlen
sixty-two towns and districts brought
no confirmation of alarmist rumors
concerning illegitimacy. It declared
lt had been considered unnecessary
to organizo special agencies to deal
with ' tho problem.
THREK ?Kr? APRR?TM?
rou WREfKJX? TR UN
ftlrmln?linni. Ala., Jone 17.-Tut j*
mon. W. fc. It^nry, Amos Smith and
Ar hi,. Loo, v.ere arrested today ty
H.llc? sn.l ra'.:cad detectives chnr^
td with lb^ Murder int ?fran-V-t.->n
with ereefclng a Seaboard Air l.^-e
railroad last passenger train narr
hfTe just Wt'iiusday night, whet,
thftrt ino? j?nele killed and ?ev? u\
rite er .tfj.ted men, who are cbirctvit
burners and ^..idlers, reside in toe
vicinity where thc rall was roniovd.l
fi ave the track, causing the wre.:k.
DRIVEN FOUR MILES INTO
THEIR OWN TERRITORY
Berlin Claims Austro-Germ?n Ar?
Within Thirty Miles of
london. Juno 17.-Another twen
ty-four hourn of fighting in Galicia
ras developed nothing to stem the
Au3tro-German advance toward Lem
berg. Tonight Berlin claims the
Russians are retreating over their
own frontier toward Tarnograd, four
miles from the Gallclan border. Thia
meanes the invasion of Russian terri
tory at a new point, but according to
military experts the Teal danger tone
from the Ru ??dan standpoint ta in tba
Zurawana district and along the
According to Berlin the Austro
G?rmans haye battered through Niem
erow. thirty miles northwest of Lem
berg and are advancing nearer the
British newspapers, while not min
mixing the Importance of Austro-Ger
man successes in Galicia, acclaim
what is styled the Russian grand
duke's strategy In Bb if ting his front
from the north and south to north
west and southeast. This, H ts as
serted, haa deflected the Austro-Qer
man blow to some extent, and- st the
same time denied to thom s fell test
of strength. The Russian retreat I?
characterized hore aa strikingly paral
leling the allies victory on the Marne.
London, June 17.-German war
campaign against the Russians is
developing a violent attack In Russian
Poland. At the sams tims the'Ger
mans are pushing back the Russians
in the Baltic provinces, while Aus
tro-German forcea are performing : a
similar task In Galicia.
Official statement from Petrograd
today admits that the Germana bars
occupied additional villages near
Shavll. in the Baltic region, but claims
that the Russians have regained lost
ground near Przaanynz. It is In. the
vicinity of Przasnyss, which Uss north
of Warsaw thttt the Germans are
apparently making the most deter
mined effort on the Polish front, al
though the fortress Ossowetx Sf sui
~ The Galicien campaign haa reach
ed a critical stage, bi view of con
tinued Buccess ot tbs Austrian-Ger
mans. . Petrograd'a communication
says little c? the battle elong the
Son, but'states that thc Russians
have won some advantage In fighting
'further south In the Dniester region.
In the western war region tbs air
lies have resumed the offensive north
of Arras. The French claim pro
gress there, as well as south and
southwest ot Souches and east of
Lorette In the "Labyrinth."
Official advices from the Italian
army headquarters report the Italians
as gaining advantages all along tho
Austro-Itallan front, particularly In
the Adlge valley, whioh lesds to
Trent. On the Isonzo front where
centert a battle for the possession of
Trlest, Italian successes are also
Turkish forcea on Gallipoli Penin
sula have taken the offensive. Offi
cial statement from Constantinople
Bays heavy losses were inflicted on
the French and British, but British.
announcement here declare the
Turks were, repulsed In sn attempt
to recapture lost trenches. Accord
ing to Constantinople reports a Tur
kish, aviator has seen a British war
ship of the type of the Agamemnon
aground near the entrance to Dardan
elles. Official denial waa mude here
yesterday that the Agamemnon had
It waa expected that the munition
cpntroveray will be settled today
with the IntroductloA tn h* house
of commons of a bill which bars com
pulsory serries tn the manufacture of
munitions, but provides for voluntary
enlistment for auch work.
' These volunteers would be subject
to military discipline with suspension
of the usual trades union rules, and
tho substitution compulsory arbitra
tion for selling disputes.
Regulation of war profit* ot em
ployers la also contemplated In tha
London,. June 17.-Central News
d!*pat:-h from Amsterdam today saja
a-VS velor ;t^m Ghent, Beljlum,
bringa report ?j at the inhabitants ?*1
Mallnor remited' last Tuesday and
that TOO ctv.t'iu? were killed) by il??*
Marers ?.< i ow said to have bren
!fn:*:.d oy cn fieclrlfled wire fence.
CorriM^unrtifct ?jay? there ia SM? COU
??> hatten of tho report.