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i^??f^0^ ?' C'' FR1PAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1915
UNOFFICIAL VERSIONS OF
AUSTRIAN REPLY NOT
Persistence of Austria-Hungary in
Couree- Would Sever Diplo
Washington, Dec. 16.-Tho United
States .will regard Austria's reply tc
the American note regarding tho An
cona affair as unsatisfactory and un
acceptable, should tho: official text he
Identical with Sie unofficial versions
in the . London and : Anisterdlam press
dispatches: Tho reply is momentari
ly expected et tho ?tate department
The persistence of Austrian-Hun
gary in tile course she apparently has
determined to pursuo would result in
a severance- ot diplomatic relations
between >?? 3 United States and Vien-,
na governments. This action would
not ho taken by the United States,;It
was aulQiorltively stated tonight
without one moro communication be
ing dispatched by Vienna'. .
The United " States is described as
being prepared to insist .that;. Aus
tria Hungary promptly comply with
the demands for. disavowal, punish
ment of tho submarine commander
and reparation by payment or in
demnity for the Americans hilled br
Injured. Making a clear .failure will
mean an immediate break in rela
Tho second note, lt is said, would
renew the original demands -without
a discussion of an exchange of views
and be more nBlatent.'
FEELIh?G IN VIENNA
loudon, Deo. 16,-An Exchange
telegraph Amsterdam dispatch ejuotes
a Vl?'niia telegram saying that tao
feeling ' there is . that: the United
St?tea wil ask for the rocall of the
Austrian embassy, as the American
Ariccmiv note is not),couched in such
tenus that such Eton is considered
lt is'said that the noto was sub
mitted to t've German ambassador be
fore presentation to Ambassador Pen
field, says the.diepaich, and that Dr*
Dumba recalled1 ambassador to the
United tates, toole a hand lu drafting .
-tho document. ?
? London, .Doc. 16.-The Austrian rc
ply to thc American noto slates that
Aoietro^HUngary ia> prepared in prin
cipio to enter. into, an exchange of
opinion ' wlUr ' tho Ambric&h govern
ment and leaves it to tho Washington
cabinet to draw up individual "egal:
; maxims which the commander of ti'xr
eu'bruarlne that sunk the Ancona ia
alleged to lhavo violated. The govern-,
liuint oxpreasca,; sympathy with the
American victloyv. This is tho yor
"sion given .by tho Renter'sAtne>terdai%
c^rreSpbn^f nt . wi'.io. eays. $3ie anster
vavir handed to Ambassador Penfield
Tho correspondent Quotes the note
ns follows dn parii . "Prom the sharp
ness. wit-U wiiish rUslted -SUUes' hc
: ilevcd lt ought to censure the corn^
..Tcaadov bf the nubmsrine, and from
- the firmness wKu .which it" de-.
man?s, addrawc.'l to tho Ausiro-Him
! garlan g?Vorn?nbnt, appear to have
' <been brob&ht forward, it could bo ex
, pr* ted ihaki the - A-aerlcnn government
woul d clearly give the actual circum
stance upon which it rell^.. Aa ca?,
be :cl4ariy.3'0coghiaed, represen^ationfl
of the c?renma?a^eo^ic?ntain?d In the
? ; not?;;-al lp ws ' numerous - doi'bi?, and
glv'c? "not at alli ?ulUclen))rdkeona
for blaming tho . comhjajid?? of -tho
. Bahtnarshe, ond-?Jvb /"?u?t^HtiW/far
tatiana, prttVo cbVreot tn all points,
d jndgbient iii?vfrh6^oa^-^bM-?d..up:;
^e mest rlsorbu? legal interpretn
- Further on the ne-tb Is Quoted:
^Tiib : ?a?tro-Hungr&rian govern
ment ls less ebie to follow the Wash
ington ?ablast in itti-unnsaal attitude,
o? St in no way possea^ knowledg?
of ol? the cbrreirxfcndencb haytor, re
ference to. .lt.
"Tho Autrtro-Hnngsrlan govern
ment aleo ?3 not. of the opinion :th*t
Ah?* ?khb'wied^* oou?d ,b?s.snffic?ep,t for:
the present - case, according tb >.?' ita'
ovn\ information;ii taai?r^fy dito^
?nt 'rrbm-Ahe &*n;.K*f :caa?s" fp-, whte&
?te An???can gc^eV?men?: a
New Mexican Ambas
sador to Washington
Ambassador El?seo Arredondo;
Eliseo Arredondo, former chief of
t?i!o Washington junta of the Car
ranztsttis, has just been appointed
ambassador to this country from
Ambassador Arredondo is a first
cousin of General Carranza on his
mother's side and; ls a nativo- of the
state of Coahulla" where toe Carranza
family has lived for years. Before
the revolution her was 'a federal dis
trict judge, and. later, when Madero
came into power, was ai member of
tho lower house ot the Mexican con
gress. After. that ho .was secretary
of tho government , of Coahulla, a
position tiat corresponds' to that of
secretary of stvte in! one ot our states:
Before he. came to Washington, Mr.
Arredondo was sub-secretary of. the
interior ot the Carranza cabinet'. '
Va rymer 'J Arttr?oy Qjvui JJ?IO^
I Sates , cn Many Various Sub
Charleston, Deo. l.G.-Dr, J. Wi
Jenks,. "professor of' government in
the Kow" "'Yorsi University, told the
delegate:? ?o Vaa ou them Commercial
congress today that Gornianys. euc
coss in lAtln-iA.racrIcan trade was.'due
to her training salesmen for that
E. Ns Hurley, a member of tn o
Federal Trada commission, urged
"mobilization of : American . forces,"
because, he said, ^ competition for
Lotln-Amerlcan. business tit the
close of the- war . would .bo "fierce*"
Pleas also'wore'made for. tho crea
tion or a'; national ?chamber of agri
culture; _ a national system of rural
creoles and an enlarged' merchant ma
;-!?LO?5!?O??, 'Dec. ? 16, ^A?" iuMUiry >ia
the house of. comm ?ns today caused
Reginald Mckenna, .chancellor ct fie
exefcequer, to announce that the plan
for. tho mobilization, and purchase of
Atuerlcun and Canadian securities
would provide 'tha$;'.'-the. control " bf
Can ad lah rall roads would ; not pass.. in
to tho haii!?3 of Americans. . Ho cold
tbjrX ,the*pxoblHxatlon ?cheme liad the
iwaoTSemeat o? the'dominion covcrh
n4int,\ and it _-va3 hoped the good will
of the American government.
Charlotte. Dec. 16.-M. s M. Cel. (
harpe 'A . traveling man from ??ori
Min, s . c. ; wis butha*io; deathia
firb that. destroyed a boarding boase
ot Monroe, N. C.
* ... . Kift?fr-??'nfois* ? *
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* Wbshington, Deb. 16. -^Ca p- *
.fi;' .tain Frank ' F. Rohvrb; Ubit- ?
fl? ed State? marino corp?, woo *
<. kiaiedr by a fall' fi oin a ?horas *
*., wbils on dnf^ AVfch the bxped-- ' 4?
* iUobory forces bear Port-au- *
*.'. Priacfti llait?^. sbco?ddn^ to *, *
^..dtepbichVto .tbe navj ; depart- *
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SAYS PACIFIC COAST- AT
MERCY OF ASIATIC
Soldiers. With Families Be Set
tled on Land Provided By '
Washington, Dec. IC.-Senator
Work3 of California, told the senate
today thot a standing anny cr 1,000,
000 men. would he necessary for i?ie
defense of thc- United Siatc3 against
invasion and declared that tho Paci
fic coast was completely at tho mer
cy of ' hn Asiatic attack.
Ho proposed aB a part of prepared
ness a ?cheme for tho creation of a
mobile military reserve' of 200,000 at
a coat of $60,000,000.
According to Senator Works' .bills
this reserve wouli be nettled with
their families on. five-acre tracts of
land, pro\l'dFd by the government,
supplementing ton, months of ^produc
tive work, such da Irrigation, flood
prevention and reforestration, with
two montibs of military training, They
would he soldier-settlers.
FOR ONE YEAR
Washington, Doc. 16.-Tho house
tonight, by a vote 'of 205 to 189, pass
ed' a - Joint r?solution extending tr *
emergency war tax until Decemr* f
31, 1916; The eenatie is expected <0
take' similar action . shortly. . ? Th?
law bringa in revenue at tho rat?'of
$32,000,0^0-yearly: : -r-r-r*
Double Tfack Railway Line Be
? a.rilt : ir*?'?
l??jj ? >VHI : UWUOKUt
to Frontier. .
. . . . ...
. "Rome, Dec.. 16.-The. Turko-Q?rman
thireat again?ti Egypt ?B becoming
moro grave dally la lie opinion of mil
itary men; hore. Tho'con?truv.**on of a
double track railway line from Dam
ascus ^ tho Egyptian frontier la be
ing pushed with extraordinary speed,
hnd ls expected to bo iinit?cd . by
: ' Tula Uno at io considered by mili
tary men will permit the concentra
tion of a half million men equipped
and munitioned, on the Egyptian
frontier in a month. . -
-About three; b?ndred ?horasand Ot
toman ;troopa driilod by. Germans are
already concentrated between Aleasen
dret?s;* Al?rvo and liorna, iV?+ raport
? "Mil cs bl tubes for carrying' water,
across' the "desert are being laid and
material ior /bridges to . cross tho"
Sue? ??nal ls, being ijrrpvlded.
; Tur?iO-Qerm?a emissaries aro re
ported to bo urging anti-British prop
aganda" >miorig the natives.
Rome newspapers ask it arter nie
Balkan lesso? ifc"e entente powers are
going to allow ' themselves to bo "sur
prised ?s'Sfeypt. . . :
' New York, Dbe... 15. --Tangled fi
r'^^^ransacrions, alleged toV h?ye
4*~?u engineered'by Edwa^VD. ?ob-i
bin?, formar general counsel of tho'
Neyr H3wfrn ' railroad to . get ita
st?asta?rs/Harvard and . Y?lc to *^'e
Paella coast^ nett?d him fe&l.OO?, ac
ooW^-ib'Xiio reckoning 'of govern
irie^icot?i^ .-?^e;*o?lmpny at
the triatvof Eiobbtns and ten other
former Kflw 'Haven directors; charged
with iint'tniBt "law coifi?^trafty. He
organtxci several, cbh^av?e?. to ' '_ get
?tnpertnl len? Ifeavy
New York, Dec. l6:-~Tho; Importa
tion* bf French ROwno ' were heavier
th?, (?rie^orv / or: oId^<Vcostbnt>'o"?c?rs;
Many ure .^otnl^g for trad?, but a
gr*a$ p*^te^?&*i* to individ?ala wfeo
pto^hXik bought. them ?^ewboally in
APPLICATIONS OF GREEN
WOOD BANKS WERE
REMEDY AT LAW
Winning of Case j is Accounted!
Victory for Attorney Gen
Columbia, Dec. 16*-The act create
lng who state tax conSniBston was up
held tonight! In an cf der by tho -su
preme court, dismissing tho applies-j
tlon of the National Loan and ?x- !
change bank of Greenwood for an In
junction and tho. application of the
Peoples' Nattont? balik of Greenwood
for a mandamus, directed against -the
taX commlsatlon. THe court says
there is adequato Temedy nt law for
these banks and refuses to enjoin Gie |
The winning cf the case is account
ed a g.cat victory for, Attorney Gen
eral Peoples and Assistant Attorney
General Dominick, who appeared ior
the tax commission, i Tho attorneys
who brought the action against the
tax comm ir; ion w?r? F. B. Grier of
Greenwood, .T. P. Coitaran of Green
ville and, B. H. -Moss,of Orangeburg.
The opinion was written by Af:30- 1
ciato Justice Fraser ': and concurred
in by Chief Justice Gary an?J ASso-|
ciato Justice Hydriek. Associate
Justice Gage dissented.
The opinion oveprules" Associate
Justice Watts, who originally granted
tho relief asked for by tho banks, tho
case being carried ?jn appeal to the
supremo court by- A?sistant Attorney
Pesics^. ConiHsittsss Expected to j
Confer on ' Baseball tVtat
;. tere on Arriva!.
New .York, Doc. IC-Tho National
leaguo magnates passed tally in in
format conferenco and perfunctory
duties :nwaiting-. the arrival hero to
morrow of the American league naaco
committee from Chicago. Thc Amer
lean and minor loagues named con*
mittees. but. the Federal and Nation
al have not.'! Tho National will de
cide tomorrow. . '
.. rr^aideat. Tener of the . National,
indicated dn n statement that ?e wds
against barring .. contract, ? jumpers,
unless, they made themselves morally
unfit or a. detriment to ball prayers.
msg Issued Yesterday-Hon
ey moon Pians Are ^Secret
They Come S^ti?i.
^TW?hrngtoh, Dec, 16.-The mar
M?iK?lcenso : Issued tor. President
Wildon and Mrs.. Galt, today dlsclos- !
od that a. clergyman ot Mrs. G*lt'aj
faith, F.-3V. Herbert Tcott Smith, Kpis
copaliarij w?\l perform the ceremony.
The president, ia PresbyIQT?\'?\ and
an cider in the orurch.
. The license gave tho president's age
aV ?ifty-ntno end Mrs. Oslt'a as ferty-t
The ceremony will $e et tho Galt
residence'on Saturday night at nine
o'clock, but honeymoon p?an? ^are
sUU Secrat, although lt la known that
tho couple will go gouty.
B!gr Cflrgo Gasoline. ;
Char ri union. Deo. KL--The largest
CarobVet gasoline ever brought to
Charleston arrived here Friday: night
on the steamet* Louisiana ot tho Tex
as company, which*, after discharging
her cerge' ot 1,400,000 gallons - began
the .return. voyage to Port Artbnr
6)ariday.: : ? 1 ?
. Greek atng lH.
>%tM&m*J!&*'i'' 16.--Rihfc ?Constan
tine er,Greece-ia GI again, according
to au AtfrenS dispatch to The Chron
icle. The mewirch ts snffeiing Crom
influ&ns? and a;slight tench bf fever.
RECALLED GERMAN NAVAL
ATTACHE MAKES AN
SWER TO CHARGES
Says He Proposes no Longer
Bear Brunt of Absurd
Now York, Dec. IC.-Captain Boy
Ed, tho recalled' German nttucho, bi
a statement issued tonight, branded
as fabrications and inventions tho
newspaper reports that he had ob
tained, through secret ageriis, tho
confidential report prepared by the
American naval ofTico and submited
to President Wilson. J
Car.tain Boy-Ed said that as a mat
ter of fact, he never heard! of such a !
report and proposed to no longer
bear the brunt ot absurd stories put I
into circularon. Siucu he is no
longer connected with the , German
embassy he feels free to talk.
Both Sides Make Arguments to j
Committees of Senate and :
'/Washington, Dec. 16.-Tko wo
man suffrage advocates; : appeared ,bOr '
toro tho senate' suffrage committee
and women, opposed to auftrage met
with the house Judiciary committee.,
Both sides prosented arguments.
Senator Fjinsdell called attention
to auffrage, that the women of the
south did-not. want to vote because
of tho negro women vote. i
.*'.U is not a negro aueation . which j
is endangering, suffrage in' tfie
south" replied Francis j ol i fte bf Cali
fornia, "but the factory owners who
employ women and children."
Sirs. Hutt io Jacobs of Alabama tobi,
tho house committee it is fallacy to
ray stiff raga in any way involved -the
race question.'' Enfranchisement,
s?o said will still t? subject tb tito
samo" qualifications' imposed upon
men ; She decried trie attitude of
many southern men toward women as j
"wards of tho' man" and said the
women of the south do not want to ho
enfranchised within ?tate limits. ,: "
?Representative ' Wh??ey of South
Carolina callehgcd MXB. Jacobi's state
ment that ihero is no limitation to tho
tours . women may work in, that state.
Chairman Webb' raked her why wa
rnen did not go-to tho state? instead
"bothering congress with something
congress has nothing tb. do with, ""
Hil BIST?HBE? ey
; Feklng,,! Doc. 16.-China is much
disturbed';by rumora of serious up
risings 4n India aa lt in in tiru a tc J in
como Quarters that"this ls mado pos
sible by tito smuggling from China i
to India, - English, newspapers charge j
that Chinese are entirely too friendly
with German agents.
Dispatches from. Russia indicate
fti?t'. Emoslaa. officials feel that GIT
man. activities in China, should be
checked/and' suggeibs that tho allies
seize tho German possessions in Chi-'
; German .newspapers boast that t|iO
forces of Emperor William will soon
touch Chinese ' territory on the ' wes- j
tern fxonfc- i
. London', Bec? 18.~^Kte Melbourne
correspondent of the ' Times tel6
"Adylcoa fi om tho Santo.. Cruz and
Solombp, Islandsreport that e drought
has chased the death bf 4,000 ntyUvos.
Born o -vJHagta have- been depopulated,
the advices say, arid; nobody io left
to bury the dead."
TiVade Is targe.
^Cfli&ta, Dec. ?f>*A*%^f? mer f
ei}??*? 'Say u^S? . ?& - CuT?triiu?J? ?r??v i
this year is faily" normal and that if .
^?t??j>s.. up "through Christmas eve
Will be the largest in history.
Emperor of China
Yuan SM-lmi, ,?reaident OT the
Chin?se republic, has accepted tho
bffor of tfie cooneel of state and will
accept the ihrono as emperor.
Grand Lodge Meeting at Char
leaton With Election of
Charleston, Dec. IC-The Hon
iRobort AV Cooper, of Laurent?, waa
?yesterday elected) 'Grand Master.
the Grand Lodge of Ancient Pr?s Ma*
sons of. South Carolina. After ?M
Installation of the new grand, .master,
and tho announcement by him of com
mittees and district deputy appoint"
ml9nt?i oae. 139th annual meeting of
the grand lodge ' adjourned!,
: Th?> sessions had been in progress
In the' Masonic Templo here slnco
Tuesday. Mr. Cooper. eucceedB
George T. _ Bryan, of Greenville/ who
served ,two" ternuras grand master.
The, newly elected grand master is
well known all ovor tho state. Ho ls
solicitor of tho eighth circuit, and has
been .prominent, ia Masonic circles
long time. His friends aro congratu
lating him unon.?is elevation to tho
highest office in the gift of-Soul h Car
Following are ,the nantes of the; of
W-fr\ Tho New .'Officers.'
; Grand Master-it. A. Cooper, Lau
Deputy Grand Master-William W.
Wahnamaker. Orangoburg. ? .?;
^Senior .Grand! Warden-S. T. Lan
Grand Trcasurer-'William.Jd. Prlo
1 eau, Charleston.
Grand Secretary-O. ; Prank Hart,
I Grand Chaplain, tho Kev. W. P.
.: Senior Grand Deacons--J. P. Duck
ed- Anderson; and .J. C. , Bissoll,
&0Huwt Junien' lacena-'(to. be an
nounced, by. Senior Grand'Warden and
installed in their own ledges..)
Grand Marshall-J. C. Blackwood,
Grand Marshal.-~0. A.. Power,
Senior Gund Deacons-J. H.
?owJi*. Columbia' <tpd Ty D, (Boland,
Grand Tiler-M, AV . Wlnkler; Cfcar
;.'..-Gen : Jackson** .Monument. :?,-;'.'.;
. Washington, DceV Vle.^A: bill to
appropriate $500,000 to aid tho . An
drew. Jackson; Memorial association td
erect q. monument to Gen. Jackson at
Nashville ' was introduced by Iteprc
Sentativo Byrnes, Tennessee.
K^fi?i'- --? *
Montgomery. Dec. 16.-The .?+.
4? Alabama supremo court today #.
?/ . reversed n former ruling and *
? held tlmt the:"vWestera Union .
cannot condemn - a vortlon cf *
? tire. Lou?*vllle and Nashville /.'.?
? i right ot way for uset in it's
? business/ Tho decision mesas *
? thai the/railroad ?my icreo *
?the Western linio?; ; to" . re*. ?
v> move poica and. vwires rrom ?
? I :aBro$d: property/ \
THE ITALIANS HAVE LANDED
TROOPS IN ALBANIAN
Troops of the Entente AIHas WiH
Threaten Teuton's Right
London, Dec. 16.-There ls n
hopeful feeling hero regarding tho
li a'!; an ?, ?now that it ls definitely, an
nounced -that the Italians hod effect
ed a landing In Albania and the Anglo
French fbrco at Saloniki : thad been
strongly reinforced. It. la not stated
how large tho Italian. forces wero
wWch were seat io assist the Ser-;
From the fact that the official ac
count intimates that'landings woro
mada at.several "parts, it is taken, for
granted.timi an army of consid?rable.;
proportions will bo sent. This,. with
?Oho Serbians and Montenegrins, will
bo a serious threat to the' - central
powers* right flank, whllo' they can't
look with idleness on. tho > concentra
tion of forces at Salbniki and. the
gathering of '?Russians In Bev's arabia.
It is anticipated therefore that the
Gormans will fl'.rike "at .?sionikl be
fore tho Anglo ?Front?* forces grow
too strong. It1 ls"'believed .that with
that end In' view thoy aro nev?.' aegbV
tinting with Gr?oco.
If their plans include Ibe Bul
garians, they aro "likely to meet
Oreek opposition, OB Greece ie etrobg-s
ly averse to any Bulgarians crossing
the 'frontier. < This applies' also .to
como extent-to Austrians, whoso ?-ni
b'? ions bave 'been always -for- ' aft
Aegean port, preferably Saloniki. .
On tf"e whole, therefore, lt is'
t'hbugbt here that tho '? Greeks might
prefer to soe -the entente nlltes ..ro-;
main there until ahe wir end?. ?rt
2aet, Lord FJobevt Cecil, underrsscre-.
tory for foreign .affairs, in tho house
of commons said that the entente plan
was. to keep <fhe central, powers frojn
the city in accordance with Greek
. London, Pee. 10.- AA lull hos' set ts
on-the Macedonian front which well
informed Athens observers : holleys
will continuo until after tho Greiuc
elections Sunday. - The allied forces,
which aro roported to^n'jmber .200,000
ere well fortified north of Saloniki,
and should' tho Germans .decide to at
tack, it will take thens. Sometime . to
propare. -Heavy guns aro heeded, and
few If any of these, aro reported boar
In tho entente capital?, tho well
organizad retreat of tho allies. In the'
Balkans;ds viewed as one reshlt of the
new co-ordination among lbs allies.
In London tho retirement pf Sir
John Frenan; as commandor-ip>ehiof
and tho succession of Slr Douglas
Haig over-shadow ell other. . tws?r
news. Haig comes to tho position;
With tho r?putation bf . having: seen
more bard : service than qoy. other
Britta!* o Alcor. Ho. ie England's
^t:-'ts. reported in ?aria that tho
stock of gold ot the bank of Franco
has reached a record of a'tofbl Mi
ll?n dollars, .
Abbeville, Ejoe, -The Bttlt of ?as.
mills. Can-bun - ^lsV ^?I?.;^ P,
fceard for criminal libel, w*?.tried b?->
foro araglRtrate 'Han?m?nd ??'triaf?'..
Mfr. Gossen - w?j?s^rep'res?ni^.b'^.;^!!";;
YV. NV Graydon end MrV,J0e??|?^y
Messrs. Cllnkscates obd'A^ims, Mr
Beard was bound ov$r lb ?he^hlgber
Th? suit grow out of ab ?art^elb Itt"
a recent Issue ot the Sc'linalfdf.^'-^eb
it ia charged ssvoral, ch?^rgos were?
made1 which woro tlbelo??". Tho eise
WM-tattr?ct 'cbn?iderbWe '.at^rb^t et
thc next court, nb doubt, ; ?* wUT bo
Gas B<ot>.A????flem*., 7."
ita, bomb? fopped on ,$ot?*4^
Pj^'^rro?..:tb the .tftroftW^-***
,.-teaeiro?;:*?.' ibo .s&rihV
tbs resal ted birt 'the.'.v?c.Umv}/^BK