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VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1915. NUMBER 152.
MAN WHO SHOT J. P.
SECOND AT TEMPT
Had Already Tried to Kill Self by
Severing Artery With Lead
Mincola, N. Y., July ii.-Frank
Holt, the former Cornell University
instructor, who shot J. P. Mnrgan in
his home near Glen Cove' last. Satur
day, committed suicide in jail hero to-<
night. While some jail authorities
declared Holt killed himself by climb
ing through an opening at tho top of
his cell dTOr; then plunging to tho
narrow court below, Holt's keeper.
Jeremiah OTtyan. ."sid he was posi
tive the pr'.3oner was kilted in his own
ceil where he found tho body.
There were many conflh dng re
ports ns to tho manner in which holt
met death, bbt it^sjras definitely es
tablished through Doctor Buy Cleg;
uorn, tho Jail physician, that Holt
died of a fractured skull. Karly to
day Holt had made an ineffectual at
tempt to kill himself by severing an
artery with a lead pencil.
District Attorney Smith searched
Holt's cell immediately after arriving
at tho jail tonight when notified c;'
the prisoner's death, and found a ki
ter written by the prisoner on yellow;
paper. The text follows:
"To my dears: I must Avrit o once
more. The more I think about lt the
more I see uneasiness in living under
circumstances such as these, il; i UR
up the dear babies in the love of God
and'man. God bless you my sweet
wife. Affectionately, Frank.
"i\ S. Pteaao pardon me for-alt.
the heartache T have brought you.
Pray with me that the -slaughter will
atop. My heart breaks. Gobdby."
Holt had said his motive in going
to see Morgan and in placing t ie bomb
in the capitol at Washington was to
stop the export .of war munitions to
Holts wife and children, for whom
tho letter was presumably Intended,
are In Dallas, Texas, at the home
of Dr. C. F. Hensbaugh, who ls a
minister and, is .Mrs. Holt's father.
? _____ ' ,
Glen Cove, July 6.-The theory
that Holt and Erich Mucnter are tho
same person was strengthened today
by the announcement that an ex
amination of Holt's body revealed
scars corresponding to tho descrip
tion of those carried by Muon ter.
Alienists have been asked to come
here to examine the man.
BANKERS AND FARMERS
MEETING IN CHICAGO
Co-operation ia Keynote of Bank
er-Farmer Movement to be.
Chicago July 8.-Emphasis on the
importance of the . Banker-Farmer
movement of the American Bankers'
association is to be the keynote of a
conference which wail start here to
morrow and continue two days. Tho
agencies who will participate are:
The agricultural commission of the
American Hankers" association;
oil airman and members of the com
mittees on agriculture and education
of the various ^tate bankers' associa
tions as well aa other officers of these
organisations; deans of colleges of
agriculture and other members of
these .faculties; 'editors of representa
tivo farm journals ; Individual bank
ers selected bccaui i of exceptional
success in cooperation with farmers
and such'of these fawners as could he
persuaded to attend; and representa
tives ot the Unite!'States department
Tho Chicago ?Clearing House asso
ciation extended the Invitation that
brought the conference to tola city
and will have charge ol the local ar
rangement sand th if entertainment oi
delegates. H. F. Harris of Champ
paign, 111., cbaJrhiSn j>f the agricul
tural commission ot tho American
Bankers Association, will have gen
eral charge of ibo conference.
Want? law CtoatacUlus; ?ditera to
Skew Financial Interest la
San Francisco, July 6.-Tho t?f?tr
sage of a Jaw to compel edi torn to
show their financial interest in the
policies they advocate was recom
mended try William Jennings Bryan tn
an address before the international
press congress hore today.
PLAN MOVE FOR '
LEAGUE CONVENES AT
t SOLICIT FUNDS
Bishop Wilson Re-Elected Presi
dent-Supt. Baker Scores Un
derwood and Mann.
Atlantic City, July 6.-At a meeting
of business men connected with the
Anti-Saloon League of America herc
today, plans were made to appoint a
cdmmittee of one hundred men promi
nent in uvness an:: manufacturing
for the purposo of raisin;; funds and
to otherwise further a movement for
the adoption of a national pohibition
Amendment to the federal constitution.
The Anti-Saloon League opened its
sixteenth ahnnual convention here
tonight. Bishop Luther B. Wilson, of
the Methodist Episcopal church was
re-elected president. Tile vice presi
dents chosen Include, D. C. Mull in, or
Tallahassee. Florida. New members
of the national executive commute
include, W, S. Wtithnm, of Georgia
and "L. B. Musgrave of Alabama.
In a rev?ow of the work of the Anti
-flaloon ? Lestree- ?j?WW'BW?-?Trne afreaa ?*
ventlor. of the organization here to
night Dr. P. A. Baker, national su
perintendent, attacked Representa
tives Mann and Underwood for the
stand they took during thc debate
on national prohibition, at the last
i session of congress.
I Ile charged that Mr. Under . nod
had made "a strained effort to deceive
by misrepresentation and to furnish
material for the liquor propaganda"
and said tho "liquor traffickers aro
nov; circulating his speech by the mil
Of the minority house leader, Dr.
"Mr. Mann, the alleged author or
the law against the white slave traffic
and Mr. Munn, the sponsor for
the liquor traffic,, become the Doctor
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the United
States congress.The liquor In
terests are already trying to reim
burse NMr. Mann for his actlvltly In
their behalf by backing his candidacy
Dr. Baker began by referring to
what he termed the effort on tbe part
of politicians to keep the liquor ques
tion from becoming an issue at the
next presidential election and said:
*'Thelr reason Is that If this ques
tion once gets into thc campaign lt
will absorb everything and nothing
else will receive consideration. This
ls but. confessing that tris issue Is
paramount in the thought of thc peo
In speaking of the general situa
tion, Dr. Baker said:
"Tho past eighteen mouths has
brrVm the record for prohibition pro
gress, not only In tho United Sta*es
but throughout the world. . . . .If
Russia can abolish five hundred mil
lion dollars per annum in revenue
from -drink while engaged In the most
expensive war In history and yet de
clare the surpassing prosperity of her
' people, it would "iceni that the Unit
ed States, which claims to be civiliz
ed and Christian, could safely abolish
less than half that amount ic time
ARRESTED IN LA.
Meras, Former Huerta Officer
ICharged With Killing an Ameri
can About a Year Ago.
New Orleans, July ?.-Police here
today ?re expecting Instruction s from
the federal authorities to turn over
Procopla Meras, a former Huerta
officer, who was arrested hore this
morning after the police had received
an anonymous note alleging that
Moras confessed to tho writer that he
is responsible tor tho killing of
Scotto BurweiL an American In
Mexico about a year ago. The writer
of the unsigned note. Manuel Esther
verrie, was located by detectives and
supplemented the written charges
with a direct statcmorj:, the pollen
say, accusing Merse of excessing
TENTATIVE DRAFT SUBMIT
TED TO U. S. THROUGH
Reply Not Believed Satisfactory
to Officiais of State De
Washington. July 6.-Germany has
submitted informally to tho ?nlte?
States, through Ambassador Gerard
at Berlin, a teutatlve draft of its re
ply to thc American note of June 9th,
which asked for assurances that
American rights on. the high seas
would not be fuTther violated by Ger
man submarine commanders.
After n careful examin?t lon of the
contents of tho proposed note as out
lined by Gerard, high oftloials prac
tically agreed that the United States
cannot express approval of the Ger
man proposals in their present form
without sacrificing important neutral
Just what Germany proposed has
not been officially divulged. Prom
Berlin dispatches, however. It is
?med tjbat Germany would give as
II Hnces that Americans might travel
M Bafety on, the high seas on cer
tain conditions imposed by Germany,
such as thc marking of belligerent
?eaaseis carrying Amcrlrjina. tbcttoHIK
cation by the united States to Ger
many of the date of departure and
character of such vessels, and an in
spection Insuring their non-carriage
of munitions of wnr.
PreBliant Wilson has been advised
of the situation. Nd Instructions on
the subject have been sent to Gorard,
but probably will be in a day or so.
Washington, July (5.- Tho outlook
for a fdv'orable settlement of the. Is
sue between, the United States and
Germany over the .submarine war
fare ls todny rc--Tded ns having ad
vanced c.onside.-..uly by the beginning
of informal negotiations, walch it is
believed would pave the way for an
understanding before tue drafting of
It was unknown until thc last day
or two that a preliminary exchange
of \iew3 had been progressing be
tween the United States and Ger
many regarding tho nature of the
forthcoming German reply.
Conferences bclwcn . Ambassador
GraTd and ofTMals of tba German
foreign office are reported as taking
place on Saturday, lt is stated thnt
Gerard has given an outline of Ger
It Is expected that Germany will,
make a counter proposal. Germany
wants to know what modifications of
her submarine warfaro will satisfy
tho United States for the protection
of its rights, without reducing tho ef
fectiveness of tho sur marine an a
weapon In Germany's behalf. It ls
known that Germany ls endeavoring
to give assurances that ships primar
ily apgaged in passenger traffic will
bo free from attacks without warn
ing, provided there 4s some certifica
tion ot inspection guaranteeing in
advance tho nationality of the ves
sel on leaving American ports.
ChkOffo Bobbers, Make Rig Haul.
Chicago, July 6.-Four robbers
overpowered two watchmen at Mid
way Gardens this motiving, blew up
the safe and escaped with between
ten and twelve thousand dollars ac
cording to a report to the police.
Chicago. July 6.-irater auditor
of Midway Gardens said that appro
ximately 'wonty thousand dollars was
taken by the robbers.
Pr?)er Service Resumed.
The Wednesday evening services of
the First ?P.ipiist church which have
been closed, for tho last month on ac
count ot the McLendon meeting, will
be resumed tills evening ami tho ser
vices, will be held ss usual. Teachers
meeting at 8:00 and prayer abd praise
service at 8:80. Every church mem
ber is urged to be present as a
church conference ls desired to ap
point delegates to the association.
Temperance Insurance floes.
New York, July 6.-The business
of tho American Temperance Lifo
Insurance association of New York,
which was organised la 1889 to pro
vide Ufo insurance for total abstain
ers, has been made Insolvent by tho
admission ss policy holders of moder
ate drinkers. Its officers asserted1 to
day. The state has taken charge .of
Hurford T. Bk?rfctiall.
Hartford T. 'Marshall, a prominent
Now Yo:-k lawyer, who wa? counsel
for "Hrldglo" Webbert one of (lip
chlor witnesses again? foi mer Police
lieutenant Charles Hr ikof, Aontenred
to electrocution in ho week end
lng'..Inly 28, at Sing Slop, declares
that Webber admitted to him. ho had
committed perjury in the testimony
he gavie asainKi the noliceman. Mr.
Marshall has kept silent for tfco
years, but on fae eve of thc execution
of the policeman ho bas spoken, and
he has thus thrown af bomb that lin;;
startled all those ?m?actod with the
caso. 7<\>r, Unllko ?ift^lhWyierteVW*
tlslng in tho criminal I courts of New
York City, ho is a responsible and
able attorney of fino standing.
"Pecker had absolutely not liing to
do with the murder of rosenthal,"
declared Mr. Marshall. "Bridgie"
Webber, when ho employed mo as
his counsel at the first trial, admitted
PROMINENT MEN CHARGED
WITH VIOLATING NEU
Chicago, July fi.-Aa a result of In
formation gathered from a score of
resernfets. who wore taken from a
traWhere a week ago, United States
secrot service operatives today ar
rested three Montenegrin officials ou
a charge of conspirai y to violate the
neutrality laws of tho United States.
The men arrested are Captain An
ton V. Sefcrovich. u member of the
American and Montenegrin Hod
Cross, who was found in New York;
ll. Mnrtinovich an ofllcor ol the Mon
tenegrin army and Savo O. Jourasko
vich. secretary of the Montenegrin
foreign office, tho two latter being ar
rested at U?3beo. Arizona.
Jouvo MatanoYitch, another high
Montenegrin official is also sought.
Ail are charged willi enlisting recruit?
for the Montenegrin army.
Say? She Will Stand on Rights nnd
Will Not Testify Against Her
New York, July C.- Emlyn Nes
bit Thaw, summoned to testify
against her husband. Hnrry, In the
trial to determine bis sanity, arrived
in New York today from her Bummer
camp near Malone, and announced
Rho would stand on ber conetitutlon
al rights and refuse to tosCify
against her husband. The states
counsel said as tho hoarln? ls a civil
one, he would request tho court to
direct hw to testify.
l abor Officiai 8hot.
Chicago, July 6.-Charles H.
! Johnstone, secretary and. treasury of
the Brick Makers Union, waa shot
below the heart as ho answer the
I door boll ring this moraine; Physi
cians said the wounds were probablly
f fatal. Johnston e's nasal lan t. escaped
unrecognised. Tho police attributed
I the attack to labor troublea here.
in Becker Case
Hil? to mo and said that luv and tho
?thors were perjuring themselves In
Drder, to save their ?kins.
'.'When Webber told mo that I told
:ilm tn got another lawyer.
"I think the ease ls a damned out
rage. Heeker ls an innocent man. I
never would have entered the eas*
had I not known from what "Bridgie"
Webber told m<? that Becker was de
liberately framed up' by Webber,
Hurry Vallon. Jack Bose, and Sam
"Hos Webber consented to let you
reveal confidential communication.
between counsel and client? Has he
agreed to waive his rights in that
respect?" was asked of Mr. -Marshall.
"I am going to take a chance on
that." replied Mr. Marshall with it
ring of determination In his voice.
"Have you communicated with
Webber receutly regarding the mat
"I hav* not . l have not seen him
slWceiJheiilliis? trial i f,
"Do you expect Webber to perrott
you to disclose what be told you?"
"I do not know, hut I expect him to
deny tho story because of his im
munity agreement. I do not intend
to make public Webber's conversa
tions with mo until 1 have laid them
before Judgc Bartlett."
WEBB IS MAYOR
ELECTED OVER T. F. HUNT
BY MAJORITY OF ONLY
Greenville, July 6.-C. S. Webb
was today elected mayor by a ma
jority of 2(5 votrij. Ho received 641
votes and his opponent. T. F. Hunt
received Giri. Four of tho old alder
men were reelected. In one waru
them will bf- a second race and in
another the candidate hnd no onpofl
tion. The same police commissioners
were re-olcc ted, which moans that the
"lid" will be kept on.
The election was ono of tho closest
ever held in this city and not until
tho votes in the last ward were ? nun i -
ed war. lt known who would bc ?
mayor. Several thousand people
crowded around when the lei t vott
were being counted and thor? waa
much excitement. However, lhere
was no great disorder Und everything
tonight is passing uti quietly.
Early this morning crowds begau
to congregate aird automobiles flying
various banners wero-put Into oper
ation. The race was free from ex
ceptionally hard feelings from the
beginning and the day passed oft
'inletly as was expected. Both sides
wore betting even money on their
candidates and lt was known from tho
start that tho race would be close.
GK KAT FISHING
Greenwood and Greenville Gentlemen
Greenwood, July 6.-Mr. A. F.
Mc.KIssIck and son. Mr. Ellison F.
McKlsslck. returned ye'sterdaf from
the wesi^ooast of Floi.'.tla, whore they
spent several days fishing with
Messrs. W- B. Beattie and W. <\
Cleveland, of Greenville.
The trip proved to be not only a
delightful, but a most successful one
from the angler's standnolnt. The
party caught 2? tarpon weighing
2,223. pound?.' The largest flnh tip
ped the scales at 140 pounds and waa
six feet seven inches long.
Mrs. W. W. Jobnsee.
Mr*. Belle Johnson, wife of W. W.
Johnsen, died this morning a't *a
o'clock.1 et her residence on Nardin
avenue. . The fu?era? arrangements
will be announced later.
RED CROSS OFFICIALS SA\
FOOD SITUATION GROW
Carranza Forces Said to Have
Suffered Heavily in Recent
Wcish in jil on, July C.-Messaget
..ame to tho state department toda)
from consular olllcfats oT Mexico tell
In pof renewed fighting between thc,
Carranza and Zapata forres in tin
outskirts of Mexico City. Pitiful con
ditio^ aro reported to prevail in th?
capital, where the food shortage li
The Hod Cross tonight gave out t
statement from Its official repr?senta
live. Charles J. O'Connor, wh?eh sal?
conditions in Mexico City are rapidlj
Laredo, Texas, July C.-Six li und rec
Carrnnza troops were killed in an al
day battle yesterday in .a fruitiest
attempt to capturo .Pared?n, i a Villi
stronghold thirty miles northwest a
Monterey, according to reports re
eelved indar ? B.lghteen thousttlllftf(
are reported to have . hoon engage?
with total casualties on both sides o
2,000. Carranza received1 reinforce
ments and renewed the attack today
Laacdn. July 6.-It ls reported tha
8,000 Carranza troops under (Jenora
Trevino attacked about 10,000 VIII:
troops under Generals Urbinn an?
Chati. Infantry, cavalry, artillery oi
both sides, began the battle earlj
Monday und continued till night. Tali
morning lt is estimated Trevino hai
received 8.000 reinforcements. Car
ranza officials estimated that the Ville
losses about equalled Carran za'e.
Watchful Waif mir.
Washington. July 6.-Officials nen
today awaited word of tho result o
General Gonzales' renewed attack 01
Mexico City. Tile advices sold Gon
sales had enowed tho attack willi
reinforcements and that the Zana
tlstas arc prepared for a d?termin?e
REV 8. F. M'LENDON
LEAVES THIS MORNINE
Will Start for His Home in Ben
netts ville at 9 O'clock This
Rey. Haxter F. McLendon will leavi
this morning at 0 o'clock for h.'. hom?
lu i -iincttsvillo. Ho stated last nigh
ibut he would reach his homo abou
ll o'clock. Ther0 will doubtless bi
a large crowd at the depot tn tell hlu
Mr. Will lain:-, who has been hen
during tho meeting left yesterda;
morning ror Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs
Allen will leave in a few days fo;
South Georgia. Mr. Marshall wll
very probably go to ttock Hill.
Although- Mr. McLendon has onlj
been in Anderson a little over foul
weeks, ho ls perhaps this morning th?
most beloved man in the city. H<
loaves here with the best wishes o
thousands who will always remembei
him in t ir-ir prayers. He has dom
things In Anderson that no other mai
has over been able to do, and the peo
pie of tho city and county are ver;
much indebted to him.
Ho stated last night that thc col
lections had run np to something Uki
Si.sOO, This -does not include th?
for.O which was raised for incidente
expenses. He is deeplly grateful ti
the people, of Anderson and statei
that hs was rom In back again some
time to see his many friends here.
Beefer Fhilaiheasvto Wee?.
The Senior Philathoa class of tin
First Baptist church will be entr >
fained this afternoon at 5 o'clock b;
Mrs. Cliff Green. Mrs. Fred Trlbbl?
Miss Rosa Trlbble and Miss Anna 'o:
at Mrs. ('liff Green's residence at CO
Boulevard. Beery member ls expect
od to attend.
RUSSIANS HOLDING POSI
TIONS EXCEPT AT CER
TAIN POINTS ,
GAINS AT YPRES
Rumors Say Germans Will Dupli
cate Galicien Tactics in Ef
forts to Reach Calala.
London, July C.-.The Austro-Ger
man rush in thc eastern war theatre
appears to be losing Its momentum ex
cept in certain BectionB between the
Vistula and Bug ricers. The Rus
sian? are holding at most points along
tiie line, although the Austrians claim
progress in some districts.
in the west ?he quiet on the British
front lu Flanders has been broken by
a British gain of Germon trenches
north of Ypres. Field Marshal
French reported today the advance
was made after typical trench war
fare tactics, supported by French ar
tillery. The report added th? Ger
mans have been bombarding Ypres
with gas shells v
The last twenty fours hours brought
many rumors that the Germans plan
a new offensive in the west, their aim
being to duplicate their Gallcian tac
tics and reak through to Calala at all
costs. These reports came almost
simultaneously from Zurich Brus
sels, Paris and Amsterdam. Accord
ing to the Zurich report ten army
corps of German which have been
recuperating ls the interior after par
ticipating in the Gallcian "^r^f^gr
are moving west.
Advices from the Dardanelles today
indicate no further advance of the nl
4 Usa?? fe, ^^^a a^ij>iiiii|tf|>() r,
London, July 6.-Special corres
pondents in Petrograd send optimistic
predictions concerning the coming
Russian campaign for the defense of
Warsaw, which forms the canter of
a vast circle ot hundred miles of
Mtrong fortifications; Even the fall
or the fortress of Ivangorod, accord
ing to these correspondents, would
not mean the loss of Warsaw.
An oftlctal Petrograd report - says
desperate fighting is raging between
the Vistula and Bug rivers along the
base or the triangle of which Warauw
forms the apex. The country there
i? marshy and lt ls predicted here
that this campaign will be a constant
drain on German resources until
owe victory would be almost as
coBtly as defeat.
Tlie Rusblaub are offering a stiffer
resistance to the Teutonic advance
Moog the s no mlle battle front,
ilx ltusslan lines are apparently hold
ing except near Krasnik, where" Arch
duke Ferunand's army has broken
urough and continued the advance
In France the Germans continue
pounding thc French lines, but to
ward the north the silence which has
so long prevailed along' the front
held by the Billah remains unbrok
Thc German thrust against Ike
French west of the Moselle river ap
parently has not extended an infan
try attack which regained the lust
trenches. Paris, however, reports a
violent bombardment In that region.
The Italians report a aatlsfsctory
development of their offensive on
the Carnie plateau and success hi
the slr attacks on the Austrians near
Doberdo. where severe fighting ls re
imported* to be progreseln?. ' & ,
OFFICIALS PLAN TO
Plan to Extend Rural Credits
System to Relieve Situa
Washington, July 6.-Tb? tnterds
partment commutes named by Secre
tary of Interior Lane, and Secretary of
Labor Wilson ts at work on plane to
relieve unemployment, under Which
the federal government will finance
workers desiring to take up farm land.
Preliminary drafts of the necessary
legislation will be /proposed in con
nection with the rural exfedtt tall,
which the administration expects to
nress when congress meets la Decem
^The plan to relieve unemployment
is contemplated in a system of farm
credit operating through the depart
ment of labor which will enable work
ers in congested cities to Uko aa agri
cultural land on government reclama
tion projects or public land? ea easy
payment loans, . .