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VOLUME III. ANDERSON, S. Cv WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 19. 1916 " '-~" "J
_ _______ NUMBER 94.
? Diplomatic Break Wit
Laid Before Bot
Joint Session Was Agree
noon and Today At 1 (
Washington, April 18.-Preside
tomorrow at one o'clock and lay 'I
l oth houses. A break in diplom:
minent. The president has airead
he will deliver to congress. Up t
thought that he would send the cor
tided, however, that more drastic
leiterated that before taking steps
president would lay the situation b
ty went to the capitol after toda;
with h.?use and senate leaders. B<
passed resolutions for a joint sessic
tow to hear President Wilson. ?
SEVERANCE OF DIPLOMATIC
RELATIONS WITH ANOTHER |
NATION USUALLY MEANS WAU
At ten tomorrow the president will i
receive, at the White House Chairmen j
Stone and Flood of congressional for
eign relations committees and Sena
tor Lodge rind Representative Cooper, j
ranking Republican members. WU- ?
Kon's determination to. address con
gress came suddenly after today's cab-1
inet meeting. He has guarded with
unusual precaution the words ho will
deliver. \To copies of the address will
be given out in advance and it was
said only the cabinet members sworn
to secrecy know lils' intentions. Von
Bernstorff called on Lansing almost
at the moment President Wilson was
arranging for a Joint session. The
German ambassador waa Informed
that" Lansing would not discuBs the
situation at chis time. It was evident
that Von Bernstorff was seeking in
formation on the United .States plans.
Willi ' the exceptions of the case of
Germany and Italy in the present war
there ls no Incident in history that
the severance of diplomatic relations
did not ?le-ir; a' declaration of- war.
While it was Indicated that some sort,
of communication would go forward
to Berlin about the same time as the
presiden t's address, terms of tho note
?were not clearly indicated tonight.
WITH HIS BALLOi
Paris1, April 18.-One of the
thrilling,. . adventures of j the
Verdun fighting was the escape from
capture or death of a young lieuten
ant whose captive balloon Was. set
adrift when a shell severed -.ho stool
cable connecting him with the earth.
Though, already mentioned .in the
oatie despatches the completo story
from the T*a5ris,Journal Is interesting:
"Yssterdsy afternoon a.report rah
thrcrjgh the French lines that^ ;?
rausago balocn was 'off. Thousands
of anxious' eyes were directed toward
the little speck which grew fainter
and fainter in the !. distance os" the
. southerly wind'-wafted' It toward; the
? German ,'positiona.. ' Four aeroplanes
v at once started'in ?the vain hope of
rendering assistance, but everyone
. felt that the observer. ..'ns doomed.
Minutes passed*. The . baloon kept
I rising. Soldiers forgot to fire, the
suspense was'LO terrible.. ? (,
"Then suddchly a tiny gray speck
w?s seen to <p^t':tro??' the balloon,
. which shot up a .thd?sanf? feet,! but
Instead of-falllng to earth tho speck
seemed to be pulled up Sharp In rald
n.'r. At last,-With, the aid. of glasses,
' observers twa that ; the speck . was a'
S h u m an body suspended front a' 'para
chute. ' A mighty cheer rose as the
' truth was realized, but a full ten
i minutes of suspense lasted as the
parat&ut? wHh its ' human freight
slowly descended,, and 'finally landed
close to tba French'.lines."
*Hio young lieutenant thus describ
ed "ht? ?XpeHeh^ "Tho first intima
tion ?hat something ftad gone W*PJW
. : waa whom I felt a ?Steht ehojek.. I
thought "(tho telephone cable \ ?aa!
h Germany te Now Be
tire Situation Will Be
h Houses Today
OERS OF CONGRESS
id On Yesterday After
O'clock President Will
ion On Submarine
lied Press) /
nt Wilson will go before congress
:he entire German situation beiorfe
itic relations is believed to be liri
y decided upon the communication
o the present time it had been
nmunication to Berlin, lt was de
steps must be taken, lt had been
leading to a diplomatic rupture the
efore congress. Secretary Tumul
t's cabinet meeting and conferred
3th houses this afternoon promptly
>n in the house chamber on tonior
f -1 '
I BY THE CENSOR
London, April 18.-The Russians
have oiptured troUizond, Turkey's
most important Black Sea'port. Trob
lzond fell after a joint attack of the
Russian land and cea. forces, a Petro
grad official communication announc
es. Trozlzond has been strongly forti
fied since the fall of Erzorum and the
Turkish garrison Is said to number
fifty-four thousand. The Russians
also are continuing to drive against
Balburt to the southeast, the capture
of which gives the Russians a solid
line for an advance eastward into the
Turkish province of Anatolia. ThlB
ls part of tho Russian plan to Isolate
Turkish forces at Mesopotamia.
Inclement .weather has* Impeded ac
tivities around Verdun.
Tho British Infantry entered the
German trenches at several points in
The artillery duel between.the Ger
mans and Russians ls still in pro
gress around Ikskull Bridgehead.
That n grave British cabinet crisis
exlats over the question of universal
military service waa naden lcd to? ?
night. While no rcslsnatlon of mili
tary or minh;trial luis yot been ten
dered, political gossip centers around
the possibility of .Lloyd-George or
Bonar Law as successors to Asquith.
[fi A PARACHUTE
parted. All ai once I became aware
that tho other balloons were grow
ing smaller .and I grasped the fact
that I wa3 adrift. A glance at ray
barometer told me I was already f>.
000 feet up. I tried to pull Che cord
working the hydrogen automatic con
trol,'but lt bad become jammed ana
refused to worl.. I tried to climb to
it, but foiled.
''.Then I feared I . wa* lost My i
first thought was *o destroy my pa
pers, then I thought br blowing o?t
my brainr to avoid falling into the ?
bands of th* Germans.' Then* how-1
ovier, came. inspiration. Why not try
tho parachute? I had to bo quick, for
I.was row 11,000 feet up. 'The cord
w?s ti *d around .my body-was..06 feo.
long,, PO I had to jump that distance
into 'the void before the box con
taining the. parachute could open und
set lt free.
"For a . few seconds I held op i to
tim. car by my hands. Then 1 let
go: i must have dropped more than
a hundred feet before the parachute
unfurled, and it was not ail agreeable
sensation. But after Ithat I -did no
nrind. T was .able to look about-me,
arid felt the sensation pf , complete
security. When I waa,: ?bptrt ?.aOQ
feet from the ground I be?an to see
Gist the wind was carry "og-Jno to
wards th? German lines. . Then h i
.seemed. to loseconsciousness. When
1 I finally landed I -was only 800 yards
from the German line. J had bs^?n
11- twenty -pilriut'es falling." ,-. 1 i .
The bfjnc?r\; refused to -'-.allow .faH
name to bo .^abllahed. "3i Would.fBe
^ nnicbf Pf a shock-tb. try m'otheV/'
he .explained, *for vebe fabc??s. thst l
a\?Ni? a safe ?liiet.?; >
GIRL BADLY HURT
AS DYNAMITE GOES
OFF IN HER HAND
Brushy Creek Child Was Told
to Throw Explosive in
?Special to Tlie Intelligencer. 1
H rushy ( ! rr? k, S. C . April KS.
Mi try, thc little 11-yoj -old daughter
of Mr. und -Airs. Newt Hoe, met with
a v?, ry painful. If not S-.TIOUB. acci
dent Saturday afternoon when a : 'cl.
of dynamite she lind found In tho yard
exploded in he*.- hand, tenr'ng nway
thrfo finger? ami bldly lacerating he
face. The child, playing with a
younger sister, found the dynamite to
the yard and rarried it to their moth
er, who. not not'einK the cup attach
ed, told the children to throw lt Into a
nearby creek. In some unexplainable
manner tho dynamite was dlscharRed.
Dr. J. <'. Mock of Piedmont was
beast-" ly summoned and rendered
every assistance possible. The phy
sician va* unable to suv whether or
not th?7." child would recover.
IN HEARSE TO BE
Atlanta W. C. T. U. Planning a
March of Triumph When
Georgia Goes Dry..
Atlanta. April 18.-Tho corpse ol
Old John Barleycorn riding in a
hearse at tho hoad of the procession
will be one of the striking features
of a prohibition parade that is plan
ned fo-* Atlant.i May 1st by the Wo
man's Christian Temperance union.
The members of the union will march
?in tho parado carrying banners of
blue and white, which are the union
colors ,and an effort will be mado to
secure the permission of tho munici
pal school authorities for public
school children, who so desire, to be
In the procession.
in announcing the big parade,
which wwi celebrate the closing of
Atlanta beer sajppus and lockor clubs
on tho day tho new Georgia prohibl
? tlon low goes in effect, Mrs. Mary L.
MoLendon. one of the famous prohi
bition leaders of the country, took oc
casion to pay a tribute to Governor
Harris o? Georgia.
"We ietel that, the noble work of ouv
governor," her statement says. "In
making possible the enactment of the
new prohibition laws, thereby closing
near-beer saloons and other places
where intoxicants are sold, Justifies
a great public demonstration on the
day the laws become effective "
FINAL EPISODE OF BIG
AUTO TRAGEDY TO COME
UP IN GREENVILLE SOON
Greenville. S. C.. April 18.-As a
f>hal episode of the Knebel-Poe auto
mobile accident on North Main street
several years ago in which Prank Poe
and Frank Knebel were dashed over
the City Park culvert when the racing
esr which they were driving collided
With Dr. W. M. 'Burnett's car. will
probable be staged in-?hil court this
.Week in the action brought by Dr.
Burnett against the city of Green
ville tor damages.
The case is scheduled to come up
Wednesday. Dr. Burnett has entered
shit against the c'Jtyv on ground that
lt allowed the use of North Main
street for practice racing and that
lie bad, ao var tiing of such. Ho ia
represented by Townes & Earle, and
lainey H. Price, while Oscar Hodges,
cUv attorney, will appear for the
PARKE1?'* WILL GAVE ALL
PROPERTY Y? W?FE. AFTER
PAYMENT OF HIS DEBTS
Greenville, S. C., April 18.-Ths
will of the late Lewis W Parker,
who died -last Tuesday, has been filed
for. record in the office of the jud ce of
probate; "The willis brief, and di
rects that the debts of the deceased
bo paid ,any residue remaining aftei
the jiiyment of said debts, whether
same bo real or*personal Mr. Parker
bequeathed to his wife, Mrs. Mar?
gara et fl. Pdrker.
Th? will named William Henry
P?rk?r, of Charleston, a brother ot
the deceased, and Hamlin Jienttie. of
tnt* olty. ** executors ,and expresses
the hope that both wtU servo. The
document ie dated March So .1918;
..- ' 1 1 1 ?' ' " ?. 1 ! '
Pat!*. April 18.*-The French first
line trenches in ibo Verdun region
west ot the Meuse from Dead Man's
Hill to Cummi?eres wer*- bombarded
yesterday by the Germa??. Bast' of
tbe>iver.waa relatively calm.
-, * Fake Sussex Destroyer
. London, April 18.-??Th? French bav?
_eap?uredj?the submarine which torpe
doed the Sussex and made tho captain
and drew prison era* says thc Wnddu;
baily ?fall. ? ;
Held in Big
S -- i
ca#r <2rr?> mum?
These th. ee Germans have hc:':i ar-?
rested Ly the New York police in1
connection wita ?lots to blow-up ships!
carrying munitions of war to tho]
allies. Ernst Declter is lin elec trician I
of the Kaiser Frodorioli ?1er Grosse,
HELD IN S. C.
Strangers Were Following U. S.
Engineers Near Hardeeville
With Photographic OutRt.
(By Associate.l Press.)
Savannah, April 18.--Three strang
ers, namcB not learned, but sold to
be Germans, wore arrested at Hardes
ville, S. C., today,at the Instigation
of Lieutenant -A. P. Cronkhite, Unit
ed sunns engineer, who Suspected
them of espionage A search of the
pjrlsoners is unlit to have revealed
maps giving ileta:ls of forotltlcationn
along the coast. Cronkhite and a par
ty of engineers have been making mil
itary map s In this section. Tho
strangers have been following them
with a photographic outfit. Cronk
hite reported the affair to headquar
ters here. ?The strangers are held at
BE ELECTED ll NOV,
County won't Begin Functiorts in
a Legal Sense Until Jan
Greenwood. S. C., April 18-Mc
Cormick county will be a county in thc
legal sense of tho term on January 1.
1917. The act creating tho new coun
ty provided for a special elec/ioh on
April 11th for the election of county
officers, but as the supreme COUP, did
not reach a decision before that timo
the. citizens of tho new county will
h?v?. to wait until the general election
itt-November to name their officers.
Those nominated in the primaries this
summer and elected in November wilt,
therefore, assume office on the -first ol
EUROPEAN WAR TO SEND
THE PRICE OF BIBLES
UP SAY VH? PUBLISHERS
Atlanta. April IS-Southern head
? quarters of a number ot large pub
lishing concerns, which oro located
hero, hive notified dealers that the
price of Bible? will soon be' raised in
account bf tho European war.
This action followB a recent an
nouncement hy tho largest, publishers
of Bibles tn the world that their stock
* of Bibles printed it? European lan
guages and imported from Germany
b?foTO tho war. la practloally exhaust
ed.' An increase ot $730,000 in thc
next year's supply ot whito paper is
gtv?n by the Methodist boon concern
aa the reason for their, advance lh
Bible prices. Practically every ma
terial emeririg into tue publication
of a Bible hap felt the effects or the
war.,,: Paper ls helier, aa all news
papers can testify,1 anti so iv ink;
.while the price of ' loather bindings
and glue have'also advanced, accord
ing46 Bible Pub!ishers., ?
Liner Forced Bock.
London, April 18.-British linea on
the routh.bank ol he Tigris .In.Meso
potamia were fr reed b?ck by th?
Turks In sonic .pla * five io>lght hun<
dred yards says a btetemcnt,given ?u$
hy the o?lchjl. preiw ; fiu??aui ?
i.'. .?'* ..... . ..
X Bomb Plot to Blow Up
CAPT CMS wv JCLZfSTi
Internet! m New York. He is believed j c
to lia ve nvide sn;nc bomba o't th'.- <
liner. Captain Charles von Kleist is i
a retired Cern?an captain who man- j 1
a?ed the lacio .. where other bombs I;]
wore mud.', lie bas eon fessed. He J
ON SALE OF HAMPTON
Eight Big Plants Involved in Huge
Deal Planned By the Par
' Greenville. S. C., April 18.- Stock-1 ?
. holders of tho Parker Cotton M'Us j
company, tn session this1 morning kt,
the .Monaghan V. M. C A. adopt e.I
by a large majority, a resolution io
sell the tlamptou Mills for a price not <
less than $;'.,00?,000. . |
Thc meeting was lurgely attended
by ooth loe.il and out-of-town stock
holders In the company. Thc meeting 1
bad been called to consider the ad
visability of selling the Hampton mills |
group. The resolution authorising tho ,
sale, lt lr. stated, wa* adopted with ,
but two dissenting votes. While ni
announcement o? a definite proposition
for tba sale of these mills could be se- i
cured, it ts announced that the stock- .
I holders will meet -again on the 28th 1
cf April at 12 o'clocK, to consider any
' other phases of the proposed, salo that 1
' may come up.
The price fixed for. the Bale of the
Hampton Mils group is around $11,
per spindle. "The group includes tho
Olympia, Granby. Richland and Cap
ital City Mills at Columbia, tho Bea
ver Dam Mill at Edgeileld, tho Pine
('reek Mills nt Camden, the Fairfield
Mills at Winnsboro, and the Wylie
Mills at Chester.
The stockholders feel that with the
Hampton mills sold advantageously,
tho company wll be In excellent flnan
cial condition. Tho company proposes
to retain and operate the Monaghan
and Victor groups, which, lt is under
i-tood, have* been tho most profitable
of the throo groups embraced In thc
Approved Directors Actiou
Tho stockholders of the Parker Cot
ton Mills company met In response to
a oil to consider Ibo action taken by
the beard of directors of the Parker
Cotton MJHs company, and of ths
Hampton Cotton Mills company, to
sell the Hampton mills group. Th's
was practically tho only thing of im
portance taken up at the meeting.
The eight mills embraced in the
Hampton mills group contain approx
imately 275,000 spindles. The eight
remaining mill? in the Monaghan ?Ind
Victor groups havo approximately
Only IMijsIcal Property'.
.Tho resolution to sell the Hamp
ton mills groiip authorizes the Sal?i
at this Agare, er only the physical
property-the lands, buildings and
machinery, stock in process end all
other assets ol'the milly ure to bo
disposed of at market value. Geo
graphically! the mills are separate
from, thc Monaghan and Victor groups
and authorities of tho compaby, con
cede' that- tim* Monaghan- and Victor
groups are tho better parta of the
property/- :??.u 4 ? .
. Tho meeting of the stockholders
Arts adlourh?d 'to rrtoet the 28th ot
tHlS month at J 2 o'clock to take Up
any, further .mattera that might need
? m Steen . We? Represented
Three-fourtha of..? tho stock ot ?he
Parker Cotton Mills; company waa
represented, finpefsoV.br by proxy. A
.large hunjbeV ot stockholders . fr?ni
(CONTINUED ON PAGE ?TVB.)
lnlms to be a brother-in-law of (len- ;
?ral Von Brossen, killed some time ago
ind a relative of Bismarck. Captain
kVolpert IB superintendent of the Atlas
[-lue, a BiibHldlary ot the Hamburg
Vinci tenn Line.
5 MILLION TO
Sill Would Provide Huge Sum
for Prevention Work on
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 18.-Porty-tlvo
millions for flood prevention work on
tho Mississippi rivers distributed over
nt period of five years, will bo provid->
fd by a bill ugreed on by tho ho:Ji>-e
Committee on flood control today.
Humphries of Mississippi, chairman
af tho committee, and members visited
the Inundated sections of tho lower
Mississippi river recently. The bill
also curries an appropriation of five
million, six hundred thousand dol
lars for the Sacremonto river In Cali
fornia, providing. California contri
butes a Uko amount.
? THE SALOON. MEN ONCE 4
? KICKED HIM AKOI?ND AND 4 j
? HE'S GLAD TIIEIK PLIGHT 4
? -, . . ? I
? Atlanta. April 18.--That a 4:
.fr prohibitionist is sometimes a . ?
? man who has had experience 4
+ with liquor ls proven by the 4 \
4> following very remarkable let- ?> 4
? ter which Police Recorder 4
? Johnson of Atlanta has receiv- 4
? ed from a. "friend of his" who 4 j
? has served many sentences in 4
+ the city stockade: *
? "Bear Judge: I Bee m tho ?
? papers where they aro going 4
+ to make a kick to get beer 4
+ back here. 1 trust they will 4
.fr fail. Let tho saloon men go to 4
+ work. They aro not .better 4
?fr than I am. 1 work for a liv- 4
? lng -now; but when I was ?
+ broke they kicked me. out. 4
+ Now they aro getting fired 4
? from their Jobs by law. And 4
+ I am glad of lt. I am sober. 4
4 Trusting you aro the same, I 4
4 remain, 1'our friend, etc."
LED TO DISCOV
Augusta, Ga.. April 18.-Mr. WV
S. Mathis was hard hit by. the fire
Sunday night which destroyed th? roJ
sJd?nce in which ne lived. He badi
insurance on.tiAs household effects but
none on ;a dew piano, for which he
had just paid S400; on his wife's Jew
elry; including a $500 diamond ring
and other valuable personal property
there was no insurance.,
Mr. Mathis also lost $40 Mn ciir
rencjr which he had' under ?;pf|low en
the bed oh.'which"1 he wa? Steeping.
The house belonged to Mr: A. J. Mar
tin : It was situated at 1522 Central
avenue,, ami was worth about $3,*00
It was pretty well covered.by ineur-f
ance. .' .-. v- .^4
(Mr. M?thlfc ami hie family \ had a
narrow escape.': Hie lUtfe 2-year-old
boy made lt hhown tb his fattier . that'
he wahtod a Grin* eft .waltf, this was
between 1 and 2 o'clock and while tho
rUNSTON ORDERS 2,300 AD
DITIONAL TROOPS JOIN
Large Force in Texas Ready for
Duty if it Becomes Nec
(By Associated Press)
San Anotnlo, April 18.-Funston to
night ordered twenty-threo hundred
additional troops to Join the punitivo
expedition In Mexico and there Is roa
son to believe hero that even a great
er Torco will be placed at Pershing's
disposal If tho Villa hunt IB continued.
Troops ordered to Columbus to rein
force Pershing were the sixth cavalry
from the Brownsville district; seven
teenth infantry from Eagle Peas:
Texas troop L of tenth cavalry from
Fort Apache, Arizona; batt ali I on of
twenty fourth Infantry from Marfa
and rab cnn Texas. In addition > to
these Pershing has eight hundred men
as his base guard at Columbus, but at
leaBt that many will remain there.
What troops will replace these com- .
monds in border patrol was not stat
ed. It mny be the war department
will order the few remaining regular?
j In United States to tho southern de
i portment. The availability ot tho *
I Texas National Guard lor border duty
I was discussed, but - It ls not i known
hero what course will be followed.
INDICATIONS AT THE WAU
DEPARTMENT ABE THAT THE
CHASE IS AT STANDSTILL
(By Associated Prese.)?? .
Washington, April 18.-The- admin
istration ls awaiting further reports
from American oin cern in Mexico bo- ?
fore deciding whether the expedition
will be withdrawn.
Indications at the war department,
however, confirmed preSB dispatches
that the Villa hunt seemed to be at a
standstill at present..
President Wilson ? and the cabinet
discussed the Mexican situation brier
ly today, bater lt was announced
-that tho situation is unchanged and
the administration's policy is unal-.
Reports that General Funston had
ordered forces from the birder points
today to reinforce General Pershing's
line of communications are sold .to bo
entirely within tho discretionary pow
er given him when the chase was be
Ruffing Pleasant ts Leading in
New Orleans and Claims
New Orleans, April 18.-Incomplette
returns from one hundred and thirty
Ave out of fifty-two precincts in New
Orleans and from thirty-four cut of
sixty-four parishes, exclusive bf New
Orleans, gave Ruffing Pleasant thirty
five thousand, five hundred'and three
and John M. Parker, ol gb teen thou
sand, eight hundred and sev?nty-nlhi?
In tho gubernatorial election today.
ERY OF FIRE
entire fire department was fighting
the Harrison building' fire.
Mr. Mathis started to tho bathroom
to procure water fo.*. the child. As tie
opened the bathroom door he waa
greeted by a volume of smoke His
8-year-old daughter was jg sleeping in
a room nos! to the bathroom. Mr?.
Mathis rushed-to hi? daughter's bed
'and found lt.was on fire. Me.secured
the, Bleeping child and- called- to hts
\T.'ie ns he ran back into his own room
to take the baby and get out bf tho
house. The entire back patt or the
building was burning 'furiously and
before Mr. Mathis hod gotten back
Into hta own room tho flro was eat
ing through the colling overhead. He
and Mrs. Mathis each paved a ault ot
"I have much to bo thankful for."
said Mr. Mathis yesterday. *That ?re
got out with our liy&* ,??':'bvblessing.
But for th* HtU? '?boy's desire for a
drink of water, i shudder to Abink what