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ANDERSON, S. C. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 19, 1915.
Hop? U. S. Has No .Other Object
tt-mn to Help In Friendly
Way to End Struggle.
vashington', June I?.-Tbie United
St??ioa government wan informed to
day by -Francisco CUazarO;'president
of the Villa-Zapata convention . gov
ernment at Mexico City, that If Pres
ident Wilson's recent-warning to the
Mexican factions to compose their dif
ferences should signify pressure or
threat, thc convention government
will milln tn In tho dignity of the Mex
The communication, transmittal by
the Brazilian minister at Mexico City,
6t at cs "he convention continues to
conjecture that the general idea of
the United States' government la to
help us in a friendly way to bring an
end to our struggle which would be
for the greatest good of the country|"
The Chaze.ro note was drafted after
a conference with Zapata leaders.'
The state department . previously re
ceived a note of - the same g?n?ral
character from Villa, which, while
denying the United States' rights to
Intends*, rn ?Mexico,said-t^euggeor
tion for unification for actions should
be adopted. The .proposals : for peace
were repeAted in tho Chazarb com
mu.?fication but nb definite word has
been rocelv?d Sr caa Jt/krraaia-j^gard-*
lng his attitude.
IWashington. June 18.-'Frances C.
Lagoas Chazaro, the latest, president
of the Villa-Zapata coalition In Mex
ico, today replied to President Wji
eon's statement by Challenging the
consistency of the president's dec
laration with his much discussed In
dianapolis speech. President Wilson's
statement served notice on the Mexi
can factional leaders that if they
would not accommodate their differ
ences the United States would be
constrained as Mexico's next friend,
to help "Mexico save herself anet
serve her people." Chazaro says the
convention government, which he rep
resents, can not reconcile that with
the president's declaration in his In
ti ian a po lia speech that he had no dis
position to interfere in Mexican af
fairai "But we continue to conjecture
that the general idea of President
Wilson's proclamation is to help us
In a friendly way," says Chazaro's
reply received at the state .depart
ment today. Chazaro ad .ls that if
the president's declaration Is to be
construed as a threat the convention
government "will maintain the dig
nity of the Mexican people." It
blames the Carranca forces for Mex
ico's plight. Chazaro's hostile recep
tion of the president's statement com
ing so close to General Villas reply,
which decidedly reflected a receptive
mood, aroused considerable attention
in official circles.' Chazaro ia sup
posed to be a Villa adherent.
Washington., June 18.-Chazaro's
reply' with those from Carranza and
Villa were Considered at to lay's cabi
net meeting. Afterward none of the
members would comment, but it was
- indicated tbs? fair opportunity would
be allowed for the factional leaders
to unit? on some plan.
Washington, Jnac 18.-United
States Consul pullman at Vera Crus
today addressed to the Rai Croas no
tice that Gen. Carranza would facili
tate the work at Vera Cruz of Charl03
J. O'Connor, who han been sent to di
rest Red Cross operations in South
Mexico. He would be joined by Unit
ed States Consul General Sbanklin of
Mexico City, They wlV. cooperate Id
solving the relief proclamation at tlu
Douglas, Aria., Jane 18.-Absence
of food in towna av dfarmlng districts
or eastern Sonora bao driven the pop
ulation to the moan tal is. They are
living on acorns anti patdlau fruit, say
reporta to?sy. .Confiscation of the
wheat,crop by Villa commanders forc
ed hundreds more to abandon home.
Civilians received but ? small portion
ot the crop.
New Ship for Surrey.
Washington, June 18.-The United.
States has purchased the eteamer Isis
for the uso ot the Coast and Geodetic
survey work along the Atlantic coast.
The. ship cost about $80,000. It re
places th? eteamer Bnde&vor, built
during the Civil War.
If the United SUI ra has to pick tie I
j man to be president of Mexico, the
first choice in line of legitimate suc
[ceBson may be Pedro Lascarain. who !
was minister, of foreign, affairs under I
President Madero. For a fear hours '
be actually Twas president ? fthe P?
public after Ttesiden't Madero and
Vice President Suarejt' were assassi
nated in february, 1913, and until1
Huerta deposed him from office.
Lascurain was a man of wealth, but
wher; Huerta seized the government
his property"was cori f isca tod and he
became au exile ? lt is said that Las
c?roln nearly starve^; ia New York
' nnd that he and his slater ara now
/conducting,a boarding htfftfta J$W& ito
make "a living.
[>ER03?F, li. TRAVERS '\V>"XS"
AMATEUR ?OLP CHAMPIONSHIP I
Short Palls. N. Y., June 18.-Jo
Irome I). Travers, four times former
amateur champion, won the national I
I opening golf championship here today
I with a score of 297 strokes for seven
ty-two holes Tom McNamara, a
?Boston professional was second.
LOST IN STORM
! Wind and Rain Storm Does Heavy j
Damage In Five Weet
Kansas City, June 18.-Twelve
persons were killed by a wind ami
rain M?orm over this section of the
southwest last'night and moro than
score of others injured. Yesterday's
rains over Oklahoma, Kansas, Mis
souri, Iowa and eastern Nebraska
were the heaviest in years.
Although thc storms 3;ad diminish
ed invlolcnce today, they extended
over central Iowa and occupied a
district of sonic eight hundred miles
with Des Moines on the eastern edge
of the affected zone.
Two death's are reported by drown-'
lng, thc others resulted from the tor
nado which wrecked many buildings.
LANSING MOST LIKELY
TO LAKD APPOINTMENT
President Is No?. likely to Go
OuUHe Official Family
Washington. June 18.-President \
Wilson has no intention ot going out
side ot his ofllcial family to find a !
secretary cf state and- those in clo*e
touch with the Whit? House said to
day bia principal reason waa his j
wish to anpoint a man already In
touch with foreign questions. Today
the -president discussed tho subject
informally sith members o fihe cabl
? net although he does not expect to
make a decision until after be returns 1
from hi? Independence day visit at
the Bummer White Hons? in Cor
nish. New Hampshire, lt waa stated
today that Robert Lansing, acting
secretary of state waa foremost
I among those under consideration.
SOls Three $ Is Killed by Police.
Jamestown. N. Y., June 18.--Fred'
I Shaver today shot and killed his fath
I er, lila atanmolher and a policeman
and himself-.wa., killed by other ot
fleers.. The weapons used were rifles,
i Shaver's act was attributed to drink
and a quarrel with his father, who
?was ?tarried June seventh.
ALTHOUGH AREA OF
London, June IS. - Although dis-1
agreeing as to results, the German'.j
official statement and the French, and
British communications indicate that
fighting the Arras section and at the
northern and southern parts of thc
Short British front is as desperate as
any the western theatre of war has
developed. Tho area ol? hostilities is
tiny compared with the Sweep of thc
Galicien- front where Austro-Germuhs
are still driving forward. The last
few daya have brought much band
to han'J fighting. The British and
French are striding to hold the
trenches gained and the Hermans, with
a preponderance o fmachine guns, are
as promptly initiating counter-attacks.
Each ?Ide dwells on the others losses
und each emphasizes its gains', all of
which have been costly, although!
comparatively small as measured in
In the east the Austro-German
forces forces are nearer Galicia. They
claim to have driven the Russians
further across the frontier of. Poland.
Tho battle for Lejnborg is now rag
ing along the tortlftl'd Grodek line
where it i's predicted the Russians
will give.final'stubborn battle to save
' The British press is fimjing some
solace in reports of the colossal hu
man sacrifices which the Austro
German drive through Galicia has en
Berlin, June XS.-despatches from
the press headquarters of the Austro
Hungnrian army lin J lea te that tho F.uis
Si?tfB. everywhere have bein driven
back on'"their .last dtifonROH before
I^mborjs^ ^gh^^nsstfj^gi)?u''' along
|*rh?" " rraw* ranhlng- north ' und -s ow h 1
about ten miles west of Ilmberg com
prise the third and eighth armies.
Dispatches say the Russians are re
tiring in disorder. It is claimed the
Russians in their, retirement are
fighting desperately to defend their
home soil, are burning villages be
hind them and urglnng the inhabitant
to retire with the army.
WERE USED UNDER CER
[Said to Have Sat on Copying Ma
chine and Sold Trousers
Bearing Copy of Papers.
't. " . .. . . . . , .
Annapolis, June 48.-Two naval
academy midshipment admitted today
that ' they had used examination pa
pers to their own advantage under
certain conditions. Ensign Struble, c
I defendant aaked MHshroman J. K.
Davis, who was testifying. If he had
heard of n. caso whore a messenger
In one of tho academic departments,
[wearinfl white trousers, sat on a mim
? eograph machine on which the ex
amination papers were printed and
later sold the trousers to a midship
man. Davis said, amid general
I laughter, that ho had heard the story
but (lld not regard it seriously. Aj
suspicion that the midshipmen may [
have combined to purchase copies of]
.Jio examination questions from a
naval academy employe waa hinted at
' lr questions put by the Judge advocate
of the vourt today.
?THAW TO GET JURY TRIAL
TO DETERWIN UPON SANITY
Albany, N. T., Jnne 18.-The state]
court of appeals today upheld the or
der of Supreme Court Justice. Henry. |
directing a jury trial to determine the
sanity of Harry K. Thaw.
Aged Couple Ifareered.
Penjacote. Fla., June 18.-A tele
phone message from the Santa Rose
Sound section today said that Mr. and
Mrs; Peter Weyir.an, sn sged couple
said to he wealthy, were Shot to death?
In bed at their home there mat night.
County officials Immediately went to !
the aceee hi an sttempt to solve the
cr Imho. The Welmens asme to Flori
da tour years ago from Illinois.
I STUBBORN BATTL1
V?BERG FROM GERMAIN
London, June 181-Tile Russian war
office, in a review of the recent fight
ing in Garcia which wa amado publie
in Petrogra?d today, asnerts the Aus
tro-Gorman advance bud been made
nt great cost.y 4n two days fighting
L^or tho Stry Lae teutonic forces are
said to have ipat-.^tens bf thuusunds
of nien" and one section of thirty
eight miles between i May 2!? and
Juno li> had their' losses placed at be
tween one hundred and twenty and
...ne bfundretl a'iut fifty thousand. how
'?vevindicate that the tinssions are
bel?g pushed* back steadily all along
the front. Tho latest communication
from tho Austrian wa? otiice says
the Russians-eVe floe.lu re able to re
sist their opponent?.
The heaviest ?lghtl'ig for several
Weeks is now ib ^progress on the
western battle iront in consequence
of .pew attacks by the French and
British. Each slit? is, sustaining se
vere losses and although the reports
from Berlin anil Paris are ai vur
ia'iee it is evident'th:;t the French
made some gains in the district north
of Arras. A'significant phase of the
operations^ll^ae: agnail number
prisoners reported b/ either' side.
No deilnltc nowa iront the Darda
nelles front has reached London, bid
a sudden drop hi Russia* exchange
indicates thut the bankers either |
have, received intimation of impor
tant success in/thut region or that
for some otfc< : : they now take j
optimistic views- r^gardim; tho pros
pects that' the straits soon he open co
.the afiles. it i. M.; between-the
alliett'hud thc Balkap jknles are again
under'-'-wifr. - AecenirlfTte -eh -informa-j
tlon reaching Berlin .from ??ofia, Bul
garia demands territory from Hu
manla, Greece, and Serbia in return
for her participation in the war on
the side of the allies.
More News From Karlsruhe.
Amsterdam. June 18.-A dispatch
to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger from
?lill i . II 1 ' ! nm
AI BRYAN HOME
VISIT SAID TO HAVE BEEN
ENTIRELY OF SOCIAL
FOR TOE SOUTH
Statement Given Out After Visit
Declares International Situa
tion Not Discussed.
Washington, June 18.- Pre? -lent
Wilson called ai the home of former
Secretary Brvan this afternoon to bid
Bryan and his wife goodbye before
they leave on their southern trip.
The visit was described as entirely
social. There was no reference to
the international situation.
Bryan today issued a statement
denying the report that he had been
'sncrea by President Wilson while
secretary of ?date. Ho said there
never were any material differences
on questions of policy between him
self and the president until the for
eign submarine question arose. He
said the president ne ver I s sed a
.single statement about which ho had
"not had the privilege of conferring
with him beforehand.
The president, he declared, con
ferred with him about everything
done In connection with tho state dc
.pertroent. 'Bryan and wife go to
Asheville, N. C., Sundvy.
BRYAN TC> SPEAK
IN NEW YORK
Wu! Mehe First Public Speech
Sir.?e ROM grut tien sui
Washington, June lil.-Former Sec
retary Bryan spent today tn prepara
tion r-f his first public speech since bis.
i resignation, which he will deliver tn
I New. York tomorrow night,, the occas
I lon being a peace meeting uniter trade
.L, FIGHTING IS MOST
Karlsruhe says the number of vic
tims ia the recent ullit 1 air raid Ott
that city har. been Increased to twen
ty-two dead and seventy-three in
The Hamburg correspondent of
tho same newspaper rays t!?i> warp
house of the German Vacuum Oil
company has been destroyed hy fire.
It adds that tho bunnin, oil flowed
into tho canal and that adjoining
houses and sheds also were set on
Allies Offensive Checked.
Berlin. June 18.-Tho dorman war
ofllco, lu an announcement today de
clares that tho Frenchm and British
forces on lite western cud of the
dorman line In Franco have hoon
checked In their offensive.
The statement says that the force
which attempted to brenk through
the Gorman lines north of LaBassee
canal was destroyed, with the excep
tion of a small number which suc
ceeded in retreating. Ko indication
was given as to the size of tho force.
At several other points the report
conceded thu French penetrated nt
Intervals outside of the Gorman po
Constantinople, June 18.-Inspec- !
tlon of Turkish positions at Avlburnu,
on the west coast of the Gallipoli
peninsula, mu Je by a correspondent
of tho Associated Press, show? that
the -British have lost most ot the
ground formerly held m that district.
The correspondent is reliably in
formed that the british fleeL has tak
en refuged from Germ?n' sTiTO^rWea''
in Kuala buy, on the northeast const
of Imbros Island, about 10 miles from
the Gallipoli coast. The British fleet
could be seen from the heights on
tlie shore at anchor In the bay. On
three occasions the Turks have been
successful in exploding mines under
British vessels in their place of re
TEE FOUNDED IN N. Y.
CHAMP CLAK IS
Object Is Betterment of Condi
tion of the Jewish Race
Now York. June 18.-What is in
tended us a nation-wide movement for
thc amelioration of conditions o Jcwn
all over the world, particularly those
in belligerent European nation?, was
inaugurated today with the formal or
ganization here of the International
Jewish Emancipation committee.
Chamo Clark, ?peaker of congress,
was elected it's president.
The movement was started by prom
inent New York Hohrews. The' In
fluence and aid of representative men
In educational and political circles
was solicited. It is the belief of those
interested in the movement thai the
nuostnn of permanently establishing
the oivtll and political rights of Jews
throughout the world can bc settled
fdr ali tim" through the Influence that
the United States will exercise at the
conclusion of the European war.
GEN. VILL/ TREES
Were Threatened With Execution
On Charge of Counter
Westlington, June IS.- Villa au
thorities at Chihuahua today dellwed
to George B. Carothers, American
consular agent, Georfe Marx aol J.
Klnkelatcln. Americans threatened
with execution on the charge of circu
lating counterfeit money! Carothers
reported io the ctate department that
he would send he men to the Texas
From His Ship
Tilla IR Lieutenant Hrauer. ejlher
fit'Ht officer or executive oftlcer of the
Prinz lOltel Friedrich, 'the Interned
German war vessel nt Norfolk, who
has been missing for some lime, not
withstanilliiK the Implied promise of
the commander of the vessel to keep
nil his men within reach. It in be
lieved Hiv tiie federal authorities that
Hrauer Has left 4he country with
som? other members o fthe crew.
Collector Hamilton at Norfolk has
learned that Brauer left the vessel'
before she waa officially Interned.
The commander, he auld, promised
that one of his men would leave the
ship wllhout guard, and Admiral
Beatty had given permission tor the
olin-ors to go about in a territory
reSlrScfed Td'Newport 'tfewsT^?%8n*
hy places. Brauer, the commander
now admits, ls not or? the vessel.
Surgeon Nolte of the Eitel Friedrich,
lt waa reported, was arrested the
other day, disguise das a cook on
an Italian steamship at Algeclras.
BACK FROM EAST
Officers Give Interesting Account
of Fighting Seen in Dar
Nantucket, Juno 18^-Tho cruiser
North Carolina returned today to
home waters after ten motnhs of va
ried foreign services she brought ac
counts of the fighting In the Dar
danelles. Her ofllcers and men say
the British and French forces sus
tained heavy losses and that the hos
pitals at Alexandria arc crowded..The
allies suffered heavily In their at
tempts to land under Turkish fire.
Boats were sunk, many men, Includ
ing most ofllcers, wore drowned.
DR. MYER UNKNOWN
TC VON BERHSTORFF
German Ambassador Assures State
Department Meyer Story
Washington, Juho 18.-Count Bern
storff, the German nmbasssdor, today
personally informed Secretary Lans
ing that neither he nor any member
of thc embassy staff hud any knowl
edge of a Dor'tor Alfred Meyer, who
uns said to havo been secretary.xu
tho Culled ,s?ates buying war supplies
for ("orman/. Published reports have
alleged Meyef returned to Germany
under tho safe conduct guarantee ob
tained from the allies by the United
States for Doctor Anton .Meyer Ger
hard. The ambassador also assured
Secretary Lansing that Meyer Ger
hard never had engaged In any work
"other than h's mission for the Ger
man Red CrosB. He made no request
for official Investigation of the jpub-'
GOVERNOR NOT YET DECIDED
ON SUCCESSOR TO HOOD
Columbls. June 18.-Solicitor J. K.
Henry of Chester held a long confer
ence with Gov. Manning this morning
when the Wihnisbprp tragedy was dis
cussed. No announcement has. been
made as to whether a special term ot
court ls to be called.
Gov. Vanning has hot yet appoint
ed a new sheriff for Fairfield county
to tako the ptace of A. D. Hood.
If. J. Boulware, the wounded deputy,
was resting well at the hospital today
with a fine chance for recovery.
UNIVERSAL EXTENSION OF
Urge? Treaties Which Would
Give Yeer to Investigate)
Washington. June 18.-Former Sec
retary Bryan, in the third sud con
cluding section of his statement on the
European war, suggests mediation ss
the "way out." As a preventive of
war Bryan proposes the universal ex
tension of his investigation commis
sion peace treaty plan. In elaborating
his plan for the restoration of petter
Mr. Bryan urges the neutral na
tions in advocating peace crystallize
the sentiment in factor of peace Into
coercive force and oEer mediation
Jointly or severally that warring na
tions Join In a treaty to provide tor
investigation "by a permanent In
ternational commission of every dis
pute that may arise, no matter what
its character or nature" and that a
world-wide educational movement, to
cultivate the spirit of brotherhood
among nations be undertaken.aa a
final task of the advocates of peace.
To s t aure peace Mr. .Bryan refers to
his plan ot investigation treaties end
says: "A treaty auch! as those which
now prptect the peace of the United
States would give h year's Uso for
investigation and report. Who doubts
difficulty." f .'
Charleston Jury Failed to Find
True Bills In Blind Tiger
Columbia, June 18.- Governor Man
ning today gave out the following
"I regret to see by the newspapers
that the grand jury lu Charleston
failed to bring in true bills In the.
liquor esses notwithstanding the
action was "regardless ot the law ama
the evidence In the esses* hut was
caused by prejudice against the dis
pensary law. I am glad to note that
some of the members bf the grand
jury stood for upholding the law. Tbs
failure of the grand jury to do tts
duty will not have any effect oh eur
endeavor to enforce the laws. Our
efforts will not be relaxed hut will be
greater than before." '
Governor Manning also a<*lrew^ed
a letter to Sheriff Martin asking that
he redouble his efforts to suppress
the sale of whiskey in Charit?U^n. Hs
: cautioned the sheriff not to be d?a
courant'! by the action of. the
! Charleston county grand Jury.
'ENVOY CONFERS WITH
Meyr r-Gerhard, Von Jagow and
Bfrltn. June. 18.-Doc toi; Anton
Moy* r-Gerhard, who ia. hara with
messages from the German embassy
at Washington, boering on the Qer
man-Arrerlcan situation, had confer
ence today with the under secretary
of foreign affairs and 'others. The
minister of foreign aflairs Voa Jarow,
participated tn part ot the delibera
The natura of Meyer-Gerhard's ***
port wsa not disclosed. After the
conference nuder secretary expressed
himself as thoroughly saUaflrJ with
the prospects of an amicable settle
ment of Che German-American AHB*
cul tien. '
Athens, June 18.-It is reported f ?at
blood poisoning hat developed In the
wound of King Constantine ead that
he ls sinklag rapidly.
The news was received with great
surprise, as lt was aanuuaced yvirtor
day that the king Was on the road
recovery. His tempera&ete thea w
only a point above normal.