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VOLUME II.
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ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING JULY 14, 1915.
NUMBER 158.
PRESIDENT
QUESTION <
BEFORE TI
EXPECTED TO RETURN TO
WASHINGTON LAST OF
WEEK
ADVISERS AGREE
CRISIS AT HAND
Believed Next Noie Will State
Purpose of U. S. If Righto
Are Further Violated.
Washington, ;luly 18.-First offi
cial announcement of'President Wil
son's plans for dealing with thc sit
uation between Germany and the
United States carno tonight in a tele
gram from Corinth, Now Hampshire,
to Secretary Tumulty, saying tho
president will return to Washington
soon to lay tho ontire subject before
the cabinet. The message indicated
the j resident has not yet arrived at
a decision ns to tho American policy.
Secretary Tumulty had already had
made up his mind on the German re
ply and that ho did not view the sit
uation as seriously as high officials
at Washington.
Tonight's statements indicated the
president has definitely abandoned
thc Idea of. summoning Secretary
Lansing to the summer capital. The
president will find his advisers prac
the week.
So far as can be gathered here, the
president will fin dhis advisers prac
tically unanimous in the belief that !
the crucial point in the correspon
dence with Germany over submarine ,
warfare lias arrived and that the next
note must convey more or less point
edly the purposes of the United Staten
in tho event of further violations of
American rights in tho war zone.
MANY WANT PRESIDENT
TO STAN1> inW? IX RIGHTS
Oorinslif N? IlJuly,Tl-President"
Wilson today began receiving." lo??
grams from various individuals and
organizations In different parts of rho
country ou1 the German-American
controversy o\\ic submarino war
fare. Although the tone of tho mes
Ka, * varied, it was said the senders
fccnernlly urged tho president to stnnd
by the position already assumed by
the United States for. the freedom of
the seas.
Cornish, N. H., July 13.-Although
he doe:-, not consider the situation
critical, President Wilson, lt was said
hero today, is not inclined to under
estimate tho possibilities of the prob
lem presented by Germany's latest
noto on submarino warrare. Vile
president, lt ls declared, is firmly de
termined to uphold tito dignity of the
United Slates. The president yester
day afternoon received the official
toxt of the German note and immed
iately began consideration of the
American reply. Ho instructed Sec
rotary Lansing to prepare a mem
orandum on diplomatic problems in
volved.
It was said herc that there is no
present plan for Mr. Lansing'to com?'
to Cornish and that the president will
not hurry back to Washington. Hi:,
prosent plans aro , to rciurn to thc
capitol at tho end 'of tills, week or the
first of next. Probably he will not
hav0 an opportunity to take the sit
uation un with his entire cabinet bo
fore Tuesday of next week.
. The president believes, it was said,
that Mr. Lansing can work out his
views of tho situation better in Wash
ington, where he hos necessary data
and books. In deep seclusion tiie
president sat for several hours last
night reading and re-reading thc Ger
man, note. .That the .president will
continu? his German policy along the
lines already mapped out in tho,pre
vious notes was generally accepted
herc. It was understood there is no
immediate prospect of a diplomatic
bieak with Germany and that wheth
or.iM.or,) la a future break will de
pend largely on Germany itself.
There was every Indication that Mr.
Wi.son will give tho situation vlr
i tually his entire attention. When a
reply is dispatched the note will be
largely his own wjrk, although Secre
tary Lansing will play an important
advisory part and other cabinet mem
bers will pass on life note.
It is said the president sees no
necessItjMgor hurrying . back to the
capital because he .can deliberate
much better here whero he Is free
-from small worries and ls able to give
undivided attention to the subject be
fore him. '..' j
Up to ihe present he waa not told
anybody Jost how he views tho note
,and he wilt continue this policy un
til he fully digestn.tbe words of the
German government. The president
was in communication last night with
Col. E. 41. House on tho general
situation.
Petrograd, July 13.-Russian news
paper refer to the German note to
(COOTIKUED ON PAGE TKO.)
TO LAY
OF POLICY
IE CABINET
CONDITIONS IN
MEXICO CITY
NEAR NORMAL
CARRANZA AUTHORITIES
RAPIDLY RESTORING OR
DER IN CAPITAL
FOOD SUPPLIES
FOR DESTITUTE
Villa Claims Defeat of Obrcgon's
Forces and Capture of
Querettro.
Washington, July 13.-Restoration
of normal conditions In Mexico City
by the newly established Carranza
authorities is going forward rapidly
Advices to tho state department said
today that direct train service is re
ported to have been resumed between
Mexico City nnd Vern Cruz: Car
ranza reported to hiR agent? here ?ho
sondlng of food pupplies to Mexico
City for tho destitute.
General Villa tonight. I cleg. .1 plied
his representativo that his troops cap
tured Querettro, eighty miles north or
Mexico" Oity and that ,Obr?goifCar
ranza forces have been isolated from
Vera Cruz.
Washington.. Jnly 13.jr-Con*uV SIIJJT
mah to?ay r?p?rten from Ver? Cru-,
thattbe f?n;t mido message went
HfhTWjKS*''?fflfc^^
Fahd ?nht tho first'through train from
Vern Crux to Mexico City Ia expected
to reach Mexico City today.
Burge forces aro busy on the toler
craph linea and communication to j
Mexico City ls expected to improve
rapidly. t
BRYAN EXPLAINS TALK
ON UNNECESSARY RISKS
Says Any Traveler Takes Risk
When Traveling on Ammuni
tion Laden Ship. i
Hermosa Beach, Cal., July l.t.-Wpi.
J. Bryan issued a statement herp to
day explaining what he lhoant by
"unnecessary risk" In his comment
on the last German not?. Ile said,
"Any traveler takes necessary risk
when be rides on a neutral slsip car
rying ammunition. If patriotism re
quires ? man to risk his life for his
country when the country is at war,
it would seem patriotic for citizens to
avoid rinks that might involve thc
country, in war.
FJPAKTAN1IFRG FIMWNS
ON SUNDAY GOLF PLAYING
Spartanburg, July 13.-Richard
ForgUron and Hampton White, two
popular young men of tho city were,
arrested today charged with playing
golf on Sunday. Tho case against
them will be watched with interest
as it is the first ense brought against
Sunday golfers in thoriate.
, Wonld Enlist Censors.
' Paris. July 13.-Monsieur Bongo.
deputy from Marseilles .has introduc
ed In the chamber a resolution call
ing upon tho military authorities to
incorporate In tho active service con
sort who are able to bear arms.
TWO PRISONERS BBEAK
ELRERTOOUNIY JAIL
Elberton, Ga., July 13.-Two white
prisoners, -escaped from the Elbert
county jail this morning some time
after 1 o'clock. Their escape was
not found out until after day."
A hack saw was slipped Into tho
jail In Bomo wsy yesterday, presum
ably In the exchange of fresh cloth
ing, and two bara were sawed In two
The noise of tho sawing was drowned
by tho Incessant chatter of a crazy
negro confined in the jail. Whenever
be ?topped th? jail-breakers wonld
start him up again. .The escapes have
cot bee app ?bended.
See Him To Get
3Fr. end Mr?. Ii;
American manufacturers who want
future contracts for the supply of
war munitions to tim BrillBh govern
ment must see tim newly-arrived
agent, David A. Thomas, who has
Just come to take charge, of such
matters. While J. "P. Morgan ft Co..
|saiM34M ti:e
British' government tor 't'jo purchase
of arms herc, it has been thought
necessary to send over a British sub
ject to work with them. Hov?- much
this is due to tho outcry of ('anadian
manufacturers that they linvo not re
ceived their share o ft he work is not
known J
Mr. Thomas is a coal klug of Wales,
he knows bjg business, and bo has
come as tho direct representative of
David Lloyd George, minister of mu
nitions.
After clearing away some of the
moro pressing questions which have'
been under consideration by pure' ns
EM?
LonypiNG
Chancellor of 'Exchequer An* j
noun cea Subscriptions Have
Reached Nearly Three Billion
Dollars.
London, July li?.-Chiyicellc'r of ]
Exchequer McKo.th today announced ?
in tho house ?? commons that sub
scriptions to tho new war loan had
roached th'e unprecedented figure of
nearly thrco billion dollars, not ln
din!in.,- small sums received at post
offices.
President ftunclman, of t>c board
of trade, told the house that tho gov
ernment had decided to apply to the
coal mining industry the munitions nf
war act. tThis makes lt an offense ta
take part in a strik. or walkout un
less tho matter is reported to thc;
board of trade for settlement. Mosf.
pf tho navy coal-comes from South
Wnles whore tho minors aro threaten
ing to strike.
G?l?iifTQBUILD
ACCORDING TO NEEDS
r Washington, July 13.-'The treasury
boren i ttr thc govermwrmt will cpa*
department announced today thal
struct posto tnces and other federal
I buildings' according to tho needs nod
importance of the places they sirve,
instead of expending nil thc money
congress appropriates for them. In
some instances cxpennivo postolrTtccs
havo been built whore the receipts aro
insufficient to support"them. It is an
Mounc?d that pos'offlc?s will be here
after divided hito lour classes. 'Those
having, receipts of more than $800,
000 annually. Those having between
SGO.COO and Ir??O.uOO; those having
from $?5.000 to 100,00 and those, or
less than $15,000.
War Contracts
nhl A: Tinman.
lng agenta here and tho British gov
ernment, which is straining every
nerve to equip its now Torn -, for tho
long-promised offensive, ejamsalgn in
Flanders. Ms, Thomas expects to go
(o Canada for a rliort visit. Chargen
thai. Canadian finns had, noon nv?r-. _
loaluuU4a tho aM?rdin.gf4jf^rg~saWl|
tracts for supp?c? will he investi
gated by Mr. Thomas, ano a report
innde to lils superior.
Mr. Thomas will remain in this
country for an indefinite period. Hit?
sojourn may continue ns long as tho
war lasts. With him besides Wa wife
and niece, aro a secretary and a
clerk. At present his headquarters
are at the Plain in Now York City.
Mr. Thomas was rescued from the
Lusitania when she was torpedoed.
The St. IiOiiis, which brought him
from Liverpool, \v;is convoyed for
three, hundred miles by two; British
destroyers.
Officials Pleased With Appoint
ment of Thos. A. Edison as
Head of Board-Many Others
May Serve.
Washington, July 1.?.:-Thc mobili
sation of tho country's inventive gen
ius lo aid in working our nardi prob
lems as proposed by Seerotary Dan
iels,, was discussed widely today by
Officials of both army and harv and
tho s?lection of Thomas A. Edison
an head of the civilian advisory board
met with unanimous' approval.
Among tho names that haw been
suggested to Secretory Daniels as
possible members of tho a*w board
were Charles P. Steinmetz3, ono of
the world's authorities 0:1 electrical
engineering; Umbum Maxim, inven
tor and maker of gunn ami explos
ives; Orville Wright, aeroplane ex
pert; Simon Lake, submarine Inven
tor; Alexander Graham Ho!!, .Inven
tor of tho telephone and John Hays
Hammond, Jr., radio communication
[ expert.
Washington, July LL-Thomas A.
Edison's snuouncfment of ids accep
tance of Secretary Daniels* offer to
head an advisory board of ct Villa*; in
ventors for the. proposed bureau of
Invention ^nmt development In tho
navy department was received today
with .gratification by naval officials.
The details of the proposed organlza
I'tlon will not be completed until Sec
j rfetary Daniela confers with-Mr. Edi
son. One big problem will be that br
I Improving the navy's submarinos and
I aeroplanes^
Ferrar! lins Unlisted.
Berlin. July 13.-Ferrari, tljo New
.York Metropolitan (?pera bom pony
tenor,- who' Isialmost a? welt, known
haas as In America, is reported as
having joined tho Italian army. Ile
ls thc husband oi (he well known Ger
man court singer, Margarette Mar
zenaurer.
GERMANS CLAIM
FURTHER GIS
NEAR SOUSHEZ
FRENCH AEROPLANES DROP
MANY BOMBS ON GER
MAN CITY
RUSSIANS AWAIT
GERMAN MOVE
Von Mackensen Expected to In*
aug?rate New Offensive in
Region Near Krasnik.
London,, July 18.-The German
claims ot f?rther progress in iholr
attacks near Bouchez and the French
air raid on ihe Gorman linc.* of com
munication to the Woevrc revlon
marked reports today from the wes
tern front in the continental war.
Otherwise action has been confined to
repulses hy both sides of thc usual
(Utily attacks.
in tho cast operations are enter
ing a now phase. The Russians hav
ing beep successful in their counter
of?cnslvie against the, Austrians in the
region near Krasnik. The Russians
havo taken new positions in tho hills
north of Krasnik; apparently walting
for thc Austro-Gcrnians to move, t
ls not expectod that this will bc lona
delayed as General Von Mackensen
ban had timo to receive reinforce
ment s and supplies.
Tiie Balkan situation is arnin at
tracting attention us a result of the
disclosure that tho Austro-Gcrmaus
have offere? '.{un?anla rUteraative con
cessions to either romain neutral ot
Join the Germanic, allies. Conti?
iesc* is expressed ir. British, French
and Italian circles that the Balkan
states will aol Joli? the Aus?ro-Qcr
mann lint it i< considered likely they
result of the failure of Russia to hold
Galicia and Bukowina.
Paris, July 13.-Tho check to thc
German (Vown Prince's army in Ar
gonne Forrest and the forced retire
ment of Ibo Germans before an ener
getic counter-attack by thu French 1a
described in tonight's official French
communication. The Germans are
said to have attacked with heavy
forces after a preliminary bombard
ment in which asphyxiating gat?oa
wore used.
I'aris, July 13.-A French
ron of thirty-five aeroplanes thin
morning. In a forty? m ll? an Hou1- gale,
.dropped 171 bombs and caused sev
eral fires at thc strategical German
railway rtatiou at Vigupuljbs Lc?
flattonchatol, where important stort
of every kind, including munitions
aro stored. Says the official an
nouncement: "All tho French ma
chines returned, although violently
cannonaded. The German station
nerved lh0 region of Calones tronche*
and that of tho forest of Anrcmont.
London, July 13.-Contradictory re
ports continuo regarding.the extent ol
tho Teutonic, reverso at Krasnik in
southern Poland, some even claiming
that the Teutons cont?mplalo a gen
eral retreat. The myste-y ls deer""*T'
by the continuous silence of Field
Marshal von Mackensen, who is ap
parently making no offort to rcsuuu
the ucl vaneo on Warsaw,
Petrbgrad believes Amt von Mac
benson's inaction is due to fear thal
his left flank will be exposed while
the Austrians are on tho defensiv?
but Ijondnn expresses nome fear thal
Mackensen is planning a coup?
Tho German altack upon Souche*
where the French advance threatened
tho town of Lille, may indicate Itu
nrrlvnl of Teutonic relnforcemerfts
but there is no sign yet of a con
certed offensive oa either side in thc
west.
. While lt is reported that German?
and Austro-Hungary are promising
Rumania territory to remain neutral
Russia, which has been making sim
liar offers, in said to be fortifying he,
i Rumania border against eventuali
ties.
? Bulgaria and Turkey are report?e
deadlocked In their negotiations be
cause Bulgaria refused to more thai
preserve a friendly neutrality In re
turn for territorial compensation.
Loss of Bourbes Sot Important.
' Paris, July 13.--The loss of Sou
ches cemetery and th?i ndjacon
trenches tn lite Gormans indicated it
French official statement yesterday
does not effect the principal Frond
defenses in that region, according h
French military writers.
The Germans are visibly redonblln
their pfforts to captnro Verdon, afte
the fallut-s of their plans In tho Ar
sonne forest, they oro trying by a
tacks in the Woevrn district to obta
tb?* most nceesslhle parts of tho cits
del a- I seem to be attempting to es
tabita*- batteries with the Ide? c
reaching Ko. 30. French officers sa:
. the outer works are solidly guarded
MILITIA PR1
FOR RUM?I
TO TAKE I
EVIDENCE IS
COMPLETE IN
THAW CASE
CASE WILL PROBABLY BE
PLACED IN HANDS OF
JURY TODAY
FLINT SAYS THAW
TRIED HYPNOTISM
Alienist Creates Uproar by Charg
ing Thaw Attempted to Mes
merise Him.
New York, July 13.-Tho state rest
ed late today In the sanity trlul of
Harry K. Thaw, the caBo will go to
the Jury tomorrow. Johu B. Stanch
field. chief counsel for Thaw,) on
nouueed that new witnesses would he
called for lila client.
Uoctor Austin Flint, the alienist,
testifying for the slate, told the court
while ho was on the stand that ho
thought Thaw was trying to hypno
tize him. Judge Hendrick regarded
tho alienist with some ?oterest, then
asked if Flint really believed Thaw
wa3 trying the so-called hypnotic
powers. int repeated lila belief
with great emphasis, declaring Thaw
stared at. him fifteen minutes. The
court's gavel was used vigorously to
restore quiet.
Br. Ames T. Baker, assistant
perfulendMU * of Mattatwan luaani?-]
asylum nnd Dr. raymond F. C.
Kieh. a physician of Matteawan, both
testified they believed Thaw Is In
sane, and that bo 1B suffering from
constitutional inferiority with a para
noiac trend.
POPE CONDEMNS VIOLATION
OF BELGIANS' NEUTRALITY
Paris, July 13.-A dispatch says the
papal secretary ol .dato has given tho
Bclgiun minister a letter in which the
?ncrelary says the German violation
pf Belgian neutrality was expressed
led by thc Popo among tho acts
.ned in tho consistorial al
locution of January 22.
MANY VEKSFT.K IfBOIBTEBRD
ITNOEK AMERICAN COLORS
Washington, July 13.-Under the
new law admitting foreign built ves
sels to American registry, 149 ships,
with a gross tonnage of f>27,071 tons
wore transferred to the United
Staten flag during the fiscal year
ending June 30.
BUBOEARS WHF.CKF.I? SAFE
AT SENECA MILL STORE
Seneca, July 13.-On Saturday night
the store of R. H. Boyd", at Seneca
cotton mill, was badly wrecked by
burglars who blew open the safe and
did much damage to the building and
goods. One young man has been ar
rested and ono other, who la suspect
ed an being tho chief actor, is hoing
rtri?ght for. They got some $15 in
money.
MYSTERIOUS "PEARCE"
inCTlOCftlED
Police Holding Hans Kalle for
Developments-Musy Think
Letten Hoax.
New Orleans, July 13.-The police
aunounced today that they have fall
ed to locate "Pearce" the writer of
the. letter to local newspaper .Lunday
intimating that he had placed bombs
on the British steamers Baron Napier
and Howth Head, which sailed from
her? July 0. The captain of the
Napier wirelessed yesterday that hi3
ahip had been searched and no bomb
found. The Howth Head ls expected
to arrive at Norfolk today for coal.
New Orleans, Joly 13.-A local
newspaper sud the chief ot police to
day received letters signed "Peaee,"'
threatening disaster to British mo;
chsntronn and demanding the release
of Hans Halle, the confessed bomb
maker who was arrested Sunday
whe nthe first "Pearce" letter was re
ceived. Tho chief of police takes the
letters seriously but ?will not release
Halle. Many believe today's letters
a hoax.
EPARED
IED
LEO FRANK
rHREE COMPANIES OF
TROOPS HELD IN READI
NESS AT MACON
GUARDS PLACED
ON ALL ROADS
Latest Repovts From MUledgeville,
Atlanta and Marietta Said . .
All Was Quiet
Atlanta, July 13.-Reports cur
rent here late today that an attack
was planned for tonight on tho stato
prison farm at Mllledgevllle, whero
Leo M. Frank lu serving life im
prisonment sentence for the murder
sf Mary Phagan, resulted IP precau
tions Jjelng taken by military and
civil authorities.
Adjutant General Nash, of the
Georgia National Guard, communi
cated with Major Wheeler at Macea,
which 4s near MJIledgevllle, notify
ing him to have three militia com
panies In readiness for duty. Police
guards were placed on all roads load
ing to Mllledgevllle from Atlanta and
Marietta. The latter was the home
of Mary Phagan. All waa quiet, how
ever, both here and at Marietta to
night.
Superintendent Smith of the state
prison farm, also reported all quiet
there.
Mud) feeling was aroused when
Govern o r Platon communtod Frank's
death sentence to life Imprisonment
and iliere hn-.e been many rumora
since that un attempt al violence
against Frank might be attempted.
REPORMOlf1X8
itt GMKBM
Over Forty-Three Thousand New
Members Admitted lor Year
Ending April 1.
Los Angeles. July 18.-The Bene
volent and --Protective Order of Elks
ls in a flourishing condition both as
to finances and membership, accord
ing to reports submitted today kt the
annnual session of the Grand Lodge
of the order.
Fred C.. Robinson, grand secretary ;
Charles A. White, Grand treasurer;
the board ot grand trustees and the
committee on auditing made their
reports.
During the year ending April 1,
RUr>, forty-three thousand abd eighty
five new members were admitted to
the order, bringing the total member
ship to 442,658. There were 1G,'?28
members dropped from the roils; 232
expelled: 7843 admitted and there
wer? 4,701 deaths. Thus tho net
increase in membership waa 14.081.
Ten new lodges were added bringing
the total to 1,320.
There ls a surplus of 1694,547 in the
troasury of the grand lodge esubor
dinate lodges have net assets of $26,
515. 739.
Meet Next In Baltimore.
Los Angeles, July 13.- Baltimoro
was chosen over Atlanta today, for tho
1910 National Convention of Elks.
The vote was seven hundred to seven
ty-two hundred fifty-nine.
ENGLAND MAY DECLARE
COTTQHGONTBABAND
Sir Robert Ceca Opposes Further
Restriction-Present ' BltJe?t
ade Sufficient,
London. July 13.-Sir Henry Dal
itel, liberal member of parliament Cor
Kirkcaldy Burghs and Mr. Os F.
Pennyfather, haye again brought the
cotton discussion to th* fore by in
sisting In th) hons? of commons' that
the British government should make
clear why lt had not declared-cotton
contraband. Failure so to do,'lt Wa?
pointed out, was prolonging the war.
Inasmuch as -cotton vital to las manu
facture of explosives, was continually
reaching Germany- through neutral
countries.
Lord Robert Cecil, narltmentry un
der-secretary for foreign affairs r\ re
ply, said the government must ?an
sider the Utterest of neutrals and that
the present plana to keep cotton oat.
ot Germany were considered to be
effective, ir it Were shown conclusivo
ly that cotton still waa going into
Germany, ha added, ta? government
would take any ?tapa necessary ta
check it.

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