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ANDERSON, S. C SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 31, 1915. NUMBER 173.
WITH EVACUATION INEVIT
ABLE RUSSIA SCHEMES
TO SAVE FORCES
Mackensen Reaches Lublin Rail
way, Cutting One Line of
London, July 30.-While the Rus
sians face thc problem of evacuating
Warsaw and surrounding country
without toking thoir armies, they are
said to be delivering heavy blows and
gaining 3ome local ^accesses. The
Austro-Gcrinans, however, are said
to bo making a supreme effort to cut
Berlin states Feld Marshall Von
Makenscn has reachud tho Chelm
Lnblin railway midway between those
two cities, and that southeast us far
as thc Bug river the Russian line has
Mackensen'? accomplishment ?intB
off one line of Russian retreat. Mili
tary observers hore point out tl:e
Prussians may have retreated further
already than bas been kuown and
that they surely had prepared for
It is believed that as soon as thc
Germans forco the Russians back to
the new line the Germans will begin
trench warfare there, and tura their
attention to the west which has been
.generally ?ratet-for wcckar-extent1 In
Berlin an hon need today that' band
to hand ' fighting continues over one
position. A Paris statement tonight
describes the aeroplane bombard
ments of German positions near
Rheims and a German factory in Al
sace which was making asphyxiating
gas. It also announced that forty
five French aeroplanes this morning
dropped more than a hundred bomb;,
on thc gasoline works in. Alsace and
on thc railroad station nearby. All
machines returned safe. It ls un
known what damage they cause.
Bad weather is again hampering
operations on the Austri-Itatian front
but Rome announcos tliat Austrian
crnlsers and torpdlo boats were re
pulsed in an attempt to recapture thc
Austrian Island of Pelagosa in thc
London. July 30.--Warsaw, the
third city of Russia, tho goal for
which the Gorman armies have been
striving since October is at last in
the throes of abandonment. Germans
in overwhelming numbera are at tho <
gates of the Polish capital. Dis
patches both from tho city lt sol? and
from Pctrogitd say that further ro
' slstanco would be unwise. Tho. fall
of the city ls expected hourly. The
problem ls now how to remove -tho
Russian ' armies intact. They are
threatened from the south by the
Austro-Germana and more seriously
from tho north where the German
forces aro driving at the railway !
from Warsaw to Petrograd. 1his/ lat
ter menace, tho British press admits
ia imminent ai ! the hope ot the al
lied countries now is for the contln- <
ued coming ot the Russian army. I
The /arsaw postoffice has) already j1
been shifted to some point eastward.
The populace has been warned to re- '
main calm. Presumably -the Russian
troops for several days have been 1
s' ft) ?ping tho city of everything of
mi..tary value. German aviators are
hovering over tho city.
Acco' Ung to the German advices
plans-have been, convicted for a
triumphant entrance of the \Jerman -
emperor accompanied by the empress !
With Warsaw captured a? great wavn
o' enthusiasm will swe^p tho central
empires. It ls predicted they will
then nook to force a pause In the war
fare tn the east, meanwhile throwing
the west with tho idea of resuming :
tho battering toward Calala and per- i
Imps towarus Parla. 's
In tho west little worthy ot note 1* :
French Have New
Superior To A
Paris, July 15.-(By Mall)-The
nrmi'l French aeroplanes which are
reported to have bombarded a train
and forced a German aeroplane to
alight are supposed to be the new
fliers which are being kept secret but
which are *ald have a new nero gun
+ TWO STEAMERS SI NK? *
? ROTH CREWS SAFE ?
+ - +
? Lon.lon. July CO.-A German ?
+ submarine today sunk thc ?
+ Norwegian steamer Trondh- ?
? JeniBjor. The Belgian steam- ?fr
+ e.- Prince was sunk by strik- ?
? lng a minc. Both crews were ?
+ suved. ?
SNIPERS PICKED OFF TWO
MARINES OF LANDING
Prepared for Defense But Snip
pers' Shots Were Only
Washington, July 30.-Two Ame
ricans of the landing force from the
cruiser Washington were killed last
night from ambush at Port Au I'rinee,
accordin gto a message received to
day from Admiral Cuncrton. The ma
rines returned the lire and there waa
no further disturbance. The men
killed were Willam Gompers, Brook
lyn, and Casen S. Whitehurst, Nor
Admiral Capcrton reported he 'had
been warned thc- town would bc at
tacked about eight o'clock, ile pre
pared for denfense, but the only dis
order was when a sliper killed two i
Beforo thc attack come A'Jrairal
Cpertoti hud asked for reinforcements
in order to police the town propprly
and thc battleship Connccticutt with
live hundred marines will sali from
. AU soldiers and citizens of Port Au
Prince havo been disarmed. It is vir
tually assn -eil that tho Unltod"States
will reopen negotiations with Haiti
for a treaty provHing that tho United
States administer the financial affairs
of Haiti as was done in San Domingo.
Ile Facto Kale.
Washington, July 30.-Secretary
Lansing announced a committee of j
public safoty at Port Au Prince,
Haytl had taken charge of tho capi
tal and was con-ducting a de factc>
government. After the conference
with the American naval officers and
the Amorican charge d' afTairp thc
committee decided upon th disarma
ment of the city which began yester
TO LET CONTRACT
FOR DOUBLE TRACK
Southern to Start Work Soon on ]
Double Track Greenville to
Greenville, July 30.-The contract |
for tho ?double tracking of the South
ern railway from Spartanburg to
Greenville in continuance of the sec
ond track that ls now being laid from
Washington to Atlanta will bo-award-1
ed In Washington with the noxt few
days, according to authentic infor
mation obtained today. Bids were
opened today; at noon, at the . con
struction department In Washington.
Consid?ration of the bids require
?m Tl. SAUNDERS CHAIRMAN
NEW ORLEANS BRANCH BANK
Washington. July 30.-Tho federal
reservo board today hamed P. H.
Saunders of New Orleans chairman
it the board of directors of Ute New
Drleans branch of the Atlanta federal
Hiss Vanderbilt Hort.
Asheville, N. C., July 30.-Suffer
ing from a broken blood vessel, Miss
Cornella Vanderbilt, tho young daugh
ter of thc late Grorgo W. Vanderbilt,
in in the BUtraoro hospital, where she
underwent an operation.
iny Yet Invented
capable of firing an Inch and a half
' The Germans now haw an aero
plane firing a machine gun but
French machines is protected by
steel plates and is .said to be even
more powerful. .>,-,
It was these machines that ended
Uso raids on Paris.
American Ship Sunk By German Submarine
Tho American ship Leelanaw . as
Bunk by a German submarine off thc;
north coast of Scotland, Sunday, July
25. She had left Galveston May S
with cotton for R?Hsi?, Which she un
loaded at Archangel. Taking a cargo
of flax, she waa boarded by the com
mander of a German Submarino when
nearing Scotland. He is said to have
glvon the crew iime to K,-t into the
boats and then torpedoed tho vessel.
Thus has been raised tho same
question OS in?the case of the William
P. Frye, sunk by the Prinz BJttel
Friedrich. The latter was loaded
with wheat, which 'the Germana de
clared contraband. President Wilson
has held that the submarine had no
light to sink the vessel, whutovcr
might huvo been done with lier ca?*go.
POPE HAS PLAN
TO BRING PEACE
Suggests Exchange of Views by all
Lovers of Peace in Ladeavor
to Arrange Terms Satisfactory
to AR Concerned. ~
Lowie:-, July 30.-A Rome dispatch
tonight says tho Osservatorc Romano,
official organ of tho Vatican, prlntc a
1st .or by the Pope to flic heads of all
belligerent countries, inviting all the
friends of peace to united with him
in trying to end tho war. The letter
suggests an exchange of views "in tho
ondcavor, if possible, to arrange as
pirations so that all hould bc conten
. Berlin, July 30.-(Wireless to Say
villo?-A Madrid dispatch to tho Ov
orscas news agc ..cy says a Spanish
newspaper reports from Rome that
the pope ls preparing a great action
through thc episcopate ot belligerent
countries witli the object of securing
HER STANDING ARMY
New Law Provides for Over Half
Million Trained Officers
The Hague, July 30.-Tho first
chamber today adopted tho new duties
lond.itrum bill which now becomes
law and provdics for tho eventual in
crease in the total trained soldiers of
Holland ?to approximately five hun
dred and fifty thousand officers and
men, instead of the/three hundred and
tiiirty thousand now under arms.
PEACE PARTY APPEALS
TO WAHRING NATIONS.
Ameterdani, July 30.-Tho anti
war council at The Hague '.-is appeal
ed to all European powers In pro
test against the' prolongation of thc
war. It is tho Intention of the coun
cil tp sound the government of thc
Netherlands ou August 1 with a view
to inducing it to sound tho belliger
ents op tho possibility of peace.
Eight Killed in Wno Accident.
101 i?nbeih, Penn.. July 30.-Bight
were killed and twelve injured this
afternoon at the Patterson mine ot
the United Coal Co., near here when
a cable hauling twelve cara up an in*
Twa Spies Executed.
London, July 30 -lt was offlclaly
announced tonight that two prisoner?
convicted of espionage by general
court martial on July 16th and 17th
wer? executed today;
Wilsen to Return Seen.
Cornish, July 30.-President Wil
son plans to return to Washington
the last of the week.
CO??TY GR&ND JURY
LEAVES INQUIRY WITH
THE TOTAL KNOWN
DEAD NOW 835
Labor Leaders Declare : Redfield
Inquiry WU1 Be Whitewash
for Federal Inspectors.
Chicago, July CO.-Tho investiga
tion of thc Eastland disaster was con
fined today to thc federal grand jury
I and to Secretary of Commerce lod
I field's inqury. TOe county grand
i Jury ccacod its inquiry, the state's
! atorney deciding it heJl not sufficient
Labor leaders declare the Redfield
Inquiry will be nothing but a white
wash for federal inspectors.
The total known dead is now eight
hundred an!i thirty flver with a hun
dred an dsixty one still missing.
Chicago, July 30.-Tho work of
raising the Eastland proceeded slow
ly today. The big vessol v/as encir
cled with heavy cubics and large pan
toons are being forced loder the bow
and stern. Launches dragged the
river for bodies. The body of a wo
man was taken from thc cabin. This
morning's figures showed t?ic Identi
fied dead at 883; unidentified des j, '?;
Western Electric com??any*R list ot
missing, 236. Total 1,071.
Chicago. July 30.-The federal and
state grand juries and a hoard repre
senting the steamboat inspection ser
vice resumed their inquiries todav to
place the responsibility, for the East
land 'Jlsaster. Au a result of Judge
Landis' Instructions tho. Investigation
of th efedera! grand Jury will cover
every phase of tho construction and
operations of thc vessel. Captain
Henry Pedc-rson of the Eatland de
clared that ho would make a fight to
prove hi innocence and declared the
responsibility was not his- He orten
noticed the boat list, bot it never wa?
serions. He believe1* the engineer
knew bis duties and business. "I had
certain duties to perform, and my
power was limited to those. I canrled
out orders to the best of my ability."
Tho city officials began an Investi
gation of every excursion and passen
ger vessel plying out of Chicago.
Russians Waat Cotton.
Now York. July 30,-A possible
means of shipping large qnnntltles of
cotter, direct to Russia regardles of
Eng'and or Germany is sought by
Samuel Glushanek of Windau, Russia.
.'hs arrived on the steamer Kursk
from A Ch angel. He is an official rep
resentativo of tho Moscow and Win
dan railway and of tho cotton manu
facturers of that dlstrlrt. After a
conference with the cotton exchange
members he will make a tour of the
south to taik with coton doa lors.
GEORGIA LAW !
Nev* stW Means He Can Get no
Further Clemency Unless Pris
on Commission Recommends
Atlanta. Ga.. July 30.-Tho Geor
gia senate today unanimously passed
a bill containing a clause providing
that no lifo te:-m prosiner who has re
ceive further clemency except when
ceiev further clemency except when
the state prison commission recom
mends it on thc grour.'! of newly dis
Senator Eakcs. author of the bill,
said he inserted this clause after Leo
M. Frank's death sentence was com
muted. Tho bill now goes to tho
REWARD FOR NEGRO
Abbeville Slayer Alive in Birming
ham-Governor Offers $50
Reward for Arrest.
Columbia. July 30.-Govornor Man
ning this morning offered a reward
of $50 for tho apprehension and de
livery of Charles Robinson, a negro
alleged to have slain LUC?UB Critten
den ,a white man, in Abbeville county
on July ll, 1315. Robinson was er
roneously reported to have been
lynched and many of tho napers of
tho State had long editorials com
mcntii.g on tho slaying of 'tho negro.
However Robbtvon is still alive abd if.
reported ot be In Birmingham, Ala.
COMPKRN DSM KN CHARGE
Washington, July 30.-Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of '.abor tn a reiteration
of the charge that foreign Influences
have been working to make strikes In
I the United States called upon th?
working men to dlscountenanco such
WHITE KAN AND NEGRO
ELECTROCUTED IN KENTUCKY.
Bddyvllle. Ky., July 30.-Turnor
Graham, 20 years old. a white man,
I and Will Lane, 25, a negro, have been
[ electrocuted. Graham killed Sheriff
MciMnrtry in Hardin county an?4 Lane
killed his wife at Pineville.
T. R. lias Conference.
Los Angol?s, July 30.-Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt, who today was on his
way home, held a conference with
leaders of the Progressive party lp
Southern California just before de
parting for the east. He would, 'not
discuss what took place ?at the -aibab
? S Eli K/O BK ATS WOMAN ?
? TO HEATH WITH HATCHET ?
? - ?
? Murphysuoro, Ula., July 30. ?
? -Mrs. James H. Martin, wife +
? of an attorney, was heaton ?
? and hacket to death with a ?
? hatchet in lier annie today. ?
? Joe Deborry, a negro, wa? ar- ?
rested. A mob funned aud ?
? sheriff took the negro to Mar- ?
? lon. where lie mot another ?
+ mob. He finally jailed tho *
? negro at Harrisburg. ?
DECLARED HE WAS NOT
GUILTY BY DEED, CON
SPIRACY OR OTHERWISE
WITH IRON NERVE
Body Removed to Wife's Home in
New York-Will Be Buried
New York, Jilly 30.- The body of
former police lieutenant Chas. Beck
er who died in the'electric chair at
daybreak tili? morning in Sing Sing
prison protesting hin Innocence, was
brought ths afternoon to Mrs. Beck
cr's homo here. The body will be
Sing Sing Prison, Osulatng, July
30.-CharleB Becker was put to death
in the electric chair this morning for
the killing of Herman rosenthal. Ho
retaued hs composure, and protested
bis Innocence to tho last.' Ito went
to death with a photograph or his
wife pinned to his shirt over tho
heart. His last words, in tho prayer
Xor the dying, was "Cod have mercy
on ns." There were three shocks and
he was pronounced dead at 6:55.
Ho led the way to his own execu
tion, after having sat up all night.
He talked calmly to Deputy Warden
Johnson. "I've got to face it," he
Bald, "and I'm going to meet it quiet
ly without trouble to anyone." The
deputy loft Becker an hour before the
execution. The priests, Father Cash
In and Prison Chaplain Father Curry
of New York, came to administer tho
last rites aud found Becker with his
face resting on his band gazing at
the floor. They remained with him to
Witnesses assembled shortly after
five and he was led to the new execu
tion chamber. When the officials
entered tho cell Becker rose, took
tho crucifix and gavo Casbin his last
message. I'm not guilty by deed,
conspiracy, or in any other way of
the death, of Kscnthal. I'm sacri
ficed to m..- friends. Bear this mes
sage to tho world and to my friend?.
Amen." He sighed as he entered the
execution room, looked ulckly at
tho double row ot witnesses and
glanced at the floor and whitened
walls. Suddenly as if coming to
himself he walked briskly over to the
rubber mat, scuted himself on the
electric chair. Behind bim came the
priests chanting the prayer of death,
Which Becker repeated. In a little
over a minute the straps wero adjust
Johnson turned his bead and the
executioner pushed the swltcb.
During tho night he wrote what ho
termed "My dying declaration" and
protested bis Innocence, and asked
forgiveness on those responsible for
his conviction. He paid a tribute to
hi wife. She bade him farewell
shortly siter mdnlght. Samuel
Haynes, a negro, was electrocuted af
ter Becker. Becker had requested
that ho be electrocuted before the
negro. The doctors said tbet Becker's
resistance of tho current was remark
able, showing him to bo a powerful
man. It ia expected the body ' will
be wmoved sometime today to New
York. The funeral will probably he
Mrs. Becker Bearing fj|? Well.
New York. July 30.-Mrs. Becker
ls bearing np well, according to her
brother. John Lynch, after the strain
yesterday. She ls resting at home.
An undertaker was sent to Ossining
to take charge of the body of Charles
Becker and tho funeral will take
.place Monday. ,
Tokio, July 3d-The Japanese cabi
net, headed by Premier Oknma has
resigned. Tho action follows the res
ignation yesterday of the minister ot
thc interior Oura after Investigation
oK bribery chartes in connection with
H. S. TO ACT
FIRST STEP PROBABLE UPON
WILSON'S RETURN TO
Officials Preparing to Carry Out
. Program-Army and Navy
Washington, July 30-Definite steps
toward tho restoration of peace in
Mexico will bo taken immediately
after Wilson's return from New
Hampshire next week. The specific
action to bo takea was not disclosed
but it was stated authoritatively to
night that the executive departments
of tito government were preparing to
carry out the program determined
Onl> an unexpected movo?in Mexico
itself to restore peace would prevent
tho United States from taking a band
now. Armed Intervention is not re
garded as contemplated and lt ls be
lieved that most factions are willing
for a conference restore peace al
though Carranza ls-still holding off.
Whether in caso the conference did
not meet the United States would lay
an ombargo on arms or use United
Staten soldiers to guaranfceo the
transportation of food to. starring
people ls unknown, but the: army and
navy are known to be ready tor any
Laredo, Texas, July ^fcJr=T!ne?pod
shortage is serious in northfetal Srif
Mexico, general business ls etagfcaat
and indications point to a general
cloning ci* mines, according to Amer
icans reaching the border. Near
Tampico American farmers have been
dividing food with the MettcahB, but
now ?bey have only a sufficient
amount for themselves. ;
ON AMERICAN CITIZEN
Washington, July 30.-Representa
tion waa sent by the state department
to General Zapata via Mexico City
regarding the reported sAWiUlt by
Zapta soldiers on Allan Mallory, an
American, near Puebla.
IS JAILED FOR
Bamberg Negro Had Been aft
Large for Year Since Al
. Colombia, July 29.-Information
.-??( H0<M received in Columbia that
Nat Brown, a negro, who Was arrest
ou nt White Pond several days ago,
was taken to Bamberg yesterday by
Sheriff Ray. Brown IR charged wMn
tho killing of Alma Fields, a'negro
woman, near Schofield last -year, and
has been at large since that time. He
lias been lodged tn the Bamberg coun
ty Jail to await trial at the Novem
ber term of court.
NATIONAL ABSTAINERS tJNION
PLAN NATION W1DR MOVEMENT
New York, July 30.-Plans for a
nation- wide temperance movement
were announced by Albert R. Rogers,
director of the National Abstainers
Union. It ls proposed to spend one
hundred thousand dollars the first
Moving pictures aro expected to aid
and traveling exhibitors will be sent
them and reach all classes. The
movement ls the outgrowth of plans
of tho Churches of Christ in America,
representing SO denominations with a
membership of 17,000.00? persons.
Rogers said he wouldn't demand prc*
h I blt ion laws or urge them, bat will
?how Ute money waste'in the liquor
t Witt Resign
of Minister Oura
Oknma believed he akould hold
himself responsible ?or tho action of
members of the cabinet and waa the
first to tender his resignation. The
emperor immediately summoned ttl?
elder statesmen for a conference.
The eeblnet change at this tune is
unpopular because of th? war.