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ANDERSON, S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1916.
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UNITED STATES DETERMIN
ED TO RECOGNIZE MER
CHANTMEN'S D ;FENSE
Right to Sink Neutral Sinks De?
dared Doubtful By U. S.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 26.-Au official
declaration or the t'nited States to
ward armed merchant shipa. juade
juilhllc hy Secretary Lansing today,
reiterates tho purpose of the Ameri
can government to recognize the
rigni of merctantmenV to carry arms
for defense. The declaration also
sets forth tjie conditions under which,
tlie United States submarines may
attack a merchant craft.
The right.of armed merchantmen,
without losing it's peaceful character,
?to protoct itself either by flight or
hy resistance ls insisted upon. Again,
while an attacking ship may use
torco against a resisting ' merchaut
?hip, the attack is to cease bs'soon
as tho merchantmens resistance
stops. Only when it is impossible
to take a captured enemy merchant
ninTi tii i./>vt mn?, ?. K.i .....?_?.-. t ?,
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such cases persons aboard mUst be
taken to a place of-safety.
The right to'^nk a n'outrai mer?
chantman is declared doubtful in any
case. It contradicts Germany's con
tention that merchantmen miist wait
to ho fired upon 'before lt is actually
More SertonB View.
fSenovp. Switzerland, April 26.-:
f'ormr.n newspapers are now taking
a move serious view of the German
American situation. They Say Em
peror William is expected to return
to Berlin from tho general headquar
ters. In tho meantime, Americans
attempting to leave Germany via
Switzerland aro. encountering difficul
ties. Many aro held at Constance, thc
Baden frontier, ha/lng been closed
Another Zep Raid. .
London, Aprdl 26-Zeppelins which
raided the eastjpoast last night re
mained' at a gr??t helghth, probably
due to tho violent fire of anti-aircraft
guns. Thc^ro'ders, were favored by
tho dark night and a light wind, but
wore force! to flee nitor' a short
timo. Casualties* and tho extent of
damages is no:, ascertained.
Ufo Termer Escapea.
Greenville, 8. C., April 25.
-Supervisor W. H. Willmott has
offered a personal reward of $25 for
the apprehension of Will Forrester,
a life termer, who escaped Monday
from the chaingang near Fountain
Greenville, April 26.-C." Browner.
Chapman, millionaire celluloid man
ufacturo)- of Asheville and New York,
who was ono bf tho organizers and
principal/; owners; of. the Chick
Springs company, has purchased 1,
461 acrefl "bf -land in the upper sec
tion ot Gr*en?vtile eo.urity along thc
Greenville & .Western railroad,- hear
Mnnietta, according :" to definite ?n?
fiouiefement ;.- o??ur?d today. Tna
property was.ao?d by- J. A. Bull. H.
T. 9hr:.?d, ? it. 'N. Berry abd S.. L.
? Stroud in1 exchange tor four-fif tha
int?r?t in . thevCh)cft Springs hotel
.property. The deaf Involvee 'a c'en?
aideration of $65,000. which was the
valuation placed upon the . North
OreanviHe-* plantation inclusive ? ot.
other considerations upon, which the
?aie waaf .based.
Mr. Chapman .purchased tho prr>
nerty jtor.; development'-. purpoSbe.. tdfc
o?rdUif? to very /reli?blo information.
When asked what he intended to do
with tho ?vast ?eoreage,: ;he repned.
"I'm* ', going ta ' keep lt ?nd 'develop
The land Ja situated in Soufh Sa
luda river,' io th? left- of MuVtett*.
andris a portibV of Ihe area which
was recently surveyed hy engineers,
j BY THE CENSOR]
(By Associated Press.)
London, April 2<j*-Martial law
lias been declared iii the city ??and
county of Dublin BS the.result of re
volutionary, outbreaks. Several
positions .taken in the city, includ
ing St. Stephens-Green, have been
recaptured by the government forces
and tho Liberty hall headquarters of
th Sinn Fein party has been Heisted.
Lieutenant ?reland says tho present
situation in Dr olin \u satisfactory
and reports from the provinces reas
suring. " v .
Both Lowest uft and Yarmouth were
bombarded by a German . cruiser
squadron which attacked tho English'
coast Tuesday. Fcn(r Iwere killed
and twelve wounded In the attack.
Berlin reports the steamer King
Stephens tunk and her crew. cap
tu red in this mid. Also a destroy-*
er and scout boat were sunk and a
cruiser set afire. Great Britain ad
mits two cruisers and destroyers
were hit, but none sunk. The King
Stephen trawler, which recently re
fused aid to Zeppelin L-19 is adrift in
the North Sea. Germans report that
a British destroyer and another ves
sel were sunk in an engagement off
tho Flemish coast Tuesday. London,
Colchester, Blaokwater and Rame
gate, and the British supply depot .nt
Staples, France, were attneked by
The British admit that a hundred
bomb:-; were' dropped in this raid, but
Paris sxys two British soldiers
were killed at StaDles... i
French trenches northeast of Celles
in the Veages mountains, while vio
lent artillery action continues on the
Verdun front. There were no in
fantry attacks of consequence re
. No reports ot important events
from other theatres.
LYNCHING PARTY GOES
FROM KANSAS TOWN TO
. GET GIRL'S MURDERER
. .? yr. " jj
(By Associated Press.)
Topeka, Kas., April 2G.-Several
automobile loads left here tonight for
Lawrence. Kansas, with the avowed
intention of lynching Fred Bissell.
charged with thc murdor of Miss
Dlnsmore, nine years old. - Later
.word from Lawrence said the sheriff
fled from there with BISBCII hi an
Atlanta, April 26.-What is the
state flower of Georgia? lt has none.
What should lt be?. Various flowers
aire urged. The club women of At
ilinta, ttlrough the Federation "of
Women's, clubs, have launched'-, a
movement to have the Cherokee rose
adopted as the official flower of the
state,., and school .children through
out Georgia will be asked to peti
tion, the legislature to pass au act
adopting it. . . - .
-._'Li / .1
and the'object of which survey noth
ing eyer has been given out.
Four hundred ..acres of the -land- ls
in cultivation, and tho rest ls good
To Electrify Section: j
lt. is.understood that>the tenants of
the property "have been , adtttsed to
remain there. ?3 plano are considered
for important developments-in that
section... It waa reported that ar
rangements aro to be made for a sup
ply of electricity' to tije bouses there
with other modern conveniences.
No definite announcement hes been
mau* as: lo. what, development is pro^
posed iihtir certain pinna are crystal
: Rumora of :extenrive\ developments
fh that Sectio k have* been current for
ids when; it was known, that a party
Abms???e *ud receive? quite an itnpe
of men came to Taylors in a private
car and,.rode.through the,country In
the direction- ot .'Kariotta;, W ?u-vey
of tho Q. St W. railroad and:country
around the ierhrArtuV w?s* made, last
winter." "1 ": 1 .*. y *' .
- Mr, Chapman, as is ?<hown. Is an
Intimateassociate ht J * B; D?ke, the
head ot.'jp*..;Piedmont ? Northern
railway electric system and- South
om Shower company. ;
- ? ?. !.'???..??>
( 1 l Prem'cv Asquith of Great Br?
taln; l2)'l.or? Bertie; Ci? Sir Ed
ward Grey, British foreign minister;
(4) David Lloyd-Geivgi*. British min
ister of muni'Jons; (Ti) Lord Kitch
ener and British military aide; (t?)
Slr William Robertson, British chief
of staff; (7? Premier Saundra of
Italy; <8> Amt.assadcr T .teni; GM
Baron Soqnino, foreign minister of
Italy; (10General Cadonia, Italian
commr.r.-ilei-in-chief; (lit Mr. Mat
NA T?O APS BIG
President and Senator Stone Dis
cuss International Questions
(By Associated Press.j
Washington, April 2?'?.-Interna
tional questions facing the United
States were discussed tonight by
President Wilson and Senator Stone,
chairman of the foreign relation?;
comhiiKee. The conference, which
touched Mexico and Japan's protest
to tho immigration bill, dealt ma'nly
with the submarine-issue. President
WU Bon told Stone that the future
courso of the United Slates depend
ed entirely upon the Gorman r*?ply to
the - Ayitfrtcotf
mediate "abandonment of Germany's
present methods of submarino war
fare. Stone will -Lay tho results of
tho conference before the foreign' re
lations commltitee. Von Bernstorff
has sent to his foreign office sugges
tions which he believes''will help to
ovoid a break between the two na
OH BOND Pf $25,000
(By Associated Pres*s.)
. Nashville. April 2G.-Charles C.
Tnabue, prominent Nashville avtoT
hey, who this morning shot and kill
ed Harry S. Stokes, chief counsel for
tax payers , in tho Chancery court In-:'
vestigation of city conditions made
bond of 5ii,ooi) tonight and was re
leased from the county Jail. Tru
buo's bond was said to have boen
Signed by men whose wealth runs in
to the millions.
Trabue is ono of Stokes legal op
ponentH in the trial of tax payers
. There is said to have been bad
blood between the two but the doflri
ito motive for tho shooting in not
known. Trabuo wont to Stokes of
fice, fired thyeo shots, two hitting
Stokes. Trabuo refused to talk, but
he saUl ho might make ? statement
THE LARGEST SOUTHERN
TO ATTEND NAT'!. MEET
; Atlanta.. April 20 -Shrineif's from
all parts; of Georgia and adjoining
slates;oro coaling to Atlanta to Join
Jaarah Temple on their- trip to _ the
national :meeting in :ButTnlo in July.;
Potentate Walter P. Andrews says
tho southern delegation will probably
bo the largest,that has*overdone to
ah .imp?rial council meeting. 'Under
che administration of Potentate.. An
drews ?Yaatab. Temple- has jhadi; rd
mavkablo Ktrides and ptom'ies to
make- a tremendOiis li it at; tho Bu fia lo
mooting. ? *
There will bb two or three, special:
trains- of Shrlnero front Atlanta, via
the Seaboard, both leaving Atlanta at
0 a. m., cental time, Saturday
morning,' July?8tb, u.vrivtng.at, Buffalo
the . following afternoon. After tbs
nieetthg at Buffdlb tho specials wiiMj
return .through Phlladlphla.io.lAt^
len tlc OHy and Vrt?'i spend >18 boars;
thero on the beach bafore- returning
home oh the 36th or 'lOth. THes,e
trains 'willconsist of .'new Pullmans,
joon^rtmfehi, , .Observation? v drners
and baggiBO car. ^
VAR COUNC?U OF LE
WOM AN WAS
Mrs. Rogers, Who .Poisoned Her
Two Children, Freed By
(By Associate J 'Pr Ose.)
New Vorlt. April 21?. - P'u Sniff on I
\Valters Rosers", who poisoned lier
.two children In December, 1914, waa
pl von her freedom In "tho supreme.
COUi't here today WIKII a Jury ac
quilted ber of the murder of lier twe
year c|d son, John. The verdict ol
no', guilty was returned on the ground
of Insanity. The- court qjshit&scd
thc other indictment, charging her
with the murder Of Sor eight months
old daughter^ ?.?r.'diK Hue collapsed,
.hut fcoow revivedv .?ff?l ?*?ft Uro conn
with Lerlya. Elton' Hogers, an attor
ney, who is now hor husband and
was the father of her two children.
INNES ONLY KNEW THE
NELMS WOMAN AS HER
LAWYER IN UTAH STATE
Atlanta, April '2G-Although Ful
ton county, through appointment by
Judge Ben H. Kill of Fulton superior
court, has furnished Victor K. Innes
and his wife two of the ablest lawyers
in tlie state of Georgia to defend them
In their trial on charges of larceny ?f
ter trust lu connection with the mys
terious disappearance of tho Keiths
slstora, the county will not appropri
ate money to bring evidenco from Tex
as or Oregon for the purposu of es
tablishing an allhl for the defendants.
Appreciating the fact that they will
in a sense, be accused of the murder
of Beatrice and Eloise Nelms, though
nominally on trinl for in^^ny aft*?*
trust. Innes and his Arlie have plan
ned .to .riiake tho defense that Innes
knew Eloice Nelms only aa her law
yer In the state of Utah while secur
ing her divorce from her husband, and
that he1 had absolutely no dealings
with her after the divorce verdict was
J In order to support'this contention,
ft, was the-plan, it is Stated, of Innes
to'deny that either 'himself or bl? wife
were over In Atlanta previous to their
present sojourn here, abd to deny that
either of them had ever had any com
munication with Eloise ???elms or Be
atrice Nelms, after the divorce suit in
To this end, it Is stated. Innes In
tended to attempt to establish cn ali
bi, by showing that he was in Oregon,'
'or Texas, nt the time ho Is accused of
being In Atlanta, and owing to his im
poverished financial condition it/was
necessary for Fulton county to pay
the expense of securing' interrogato
rio?, records, etc., If .such evidence
were to?be-Introduced. . "
Jt was made-known yesterday; how
ever, by the hoard , of county commis
sioners that they w.111 mukp.no appro
priation fOr,such an expenditure.
* .'. ? 7 ?? *
* CONDITION* MR. ASH!.KY ?
* APPEARS TO Bl> CIUTK AI, *
, ....- *
4 , Tho condition of" Mr. ..fonh . +
* Ashley, who Mm been ill at *
* his homo at Hone* PAth' for *
* tho past ?e.vera 1 moni hs","was. . ?
4>. reported as bern's Very un lav* ?
* brable at'7 o'clock las"t ?ven^ ?
i lng. ,It io said'that he ls very . ?
*. ; Jow. 1 Mr. Ashley "was form- ?
* orly ? m?iribcf bf Ahe* South ' ?
TY .Carolina Mcgislaturo .*ind is ?
T" one of th?'b?flt kno\vn n>en lu +
'%> thla'eection of the s'late^ New?. ?
* of his condition will he awalf- *
* cd with, anxiety. , 4?
.ADERS OF THE ALLIE
Most of Cotton Planted and Geor
gia Chopping Is Now
(By Associated Prosa.)
Washington, April 2G.-Tho nntlun
:il weather and crop bulletin today
Kaya tha? cotton plnntlng is nearly
complet ml in tho r.ou'.lirin port of
Mu? region and in progressing well in
the Rentrai and northern districts.
Excellent stands aro reported mid
chopping lm? been begun in Georgia.
Homo luck ol' rainfall, is reported iii
the eastern part of the region;
SHOWS VILLA BANDS
ARE YET POWERFUL
(Hy AsHocluled Pre??3.)
j Kl Paso, April L'G.-NewH herc of
a battle In . which Col. (?eorga A.
Dodd routed 2G0 Villa adherents with
f.'Ix bandit?, killed and nineteen
"wounded and a lo*3 to Americans
of two killed and two wounded,?Js
tiken hero to mean that Villa bands
aro e?l?l powerful, lt in believed'the
activity of American troop?, result
ing ..ft'om tho Parral incident, (has'
paused tho bandits to reorganlie and
start nnow with thc idea that the
Americans have been deefo.ted and
According to reportB from . Tor
re?n tonight, American Consul Coen
at Durango City advised all Ameri
cana to leave tho city and expects to
go himself. Ariti-An.v."1cah feeling
a rou sci! , by ncwspa^x'.sv there is
ALL RIGHT BUT THE
COP DIDN'T GET KIM
Allanta, April 20.-Not only ls
Enrico Caruso the world's greatest
tenor and the Metropolitan's strong
est drawing card in Atlanta, who
never fa'ls to fill the house when he
Blngd, ubt also be's ono of the most
rollicking and devil-may-care fei*
lows that ever frolicked in Dixie sim*
shIno;j . '
yesterday Caruso and somi? other
stars or tho Metropolitan were stroll
ing down Peachtree street, enjoying
tho afternoon., sunshine, bowing and
greeting friends at every step, whe?n
Caruso suddenly took a rio'-lon that
he wanted to bavo sojr.o fun.- ;..
[ Deliberately selecting the center qt
tho block where pedestrians aro* for
bidden, to' eros's untar tho joy-waUt?
lng ordinance, ,Cajniso stepped .into
tko' stream of trafile and started fdr
tho opposite sidewalk, beckoning hts
friend? to ^oliow'r".
i - A ffluart, newsboy, spy I nt; tko .ten
or's vi?la??oh or the law, and knott
ing him;-by sight, yelled} .Hey there,
you Caruso, you'd better look otfjt
br you'll gat .arrested!,1 You're Jay?
K-alklng!" ' ' -
; What tho newsboy hoped on i fig
ured on-was that tho pollcethnn ob
|ho cpvner would ONcrtake tho fan}'
bus singer and mn'?tc a- case .against
Sim for crossing In Cio middle of.thb
\ '.?.Bot the policeman-' hot only kite*
aniso but evidently was a friend of
is, for ho merofyi, vravfed. but band
and siniled nt tho anora ftr.rs .ind
told tii?in to /'go the'r rotitD.ibijl to$
careful and don't' get run iner." ;
IS IN PARIS
sui, representing Japan; (12) Gener-1
al ('angas; (13) M. Isvolsky; (14)
General Galllnski; (1?) Premier Pns
chltcb of Serbia; <1C) General Ven?
ni leb; (17) General Yavuhevltch;
(18) General Rocbltcb; (1?) General
De Custolnnu of France; (20) General
.K.fifrc, French coinmamler-in-chiof;
121) Premier Uria nd of France; (22)
General Roques. French wnr minis
te.-; (2:1) General Bourgeois.
West Greenville Mau Says Effort
Made to Return to Old
Greenville, April 20.--T. A. Hon
our, u citizen of West Greenville, de
clared today that he is very strongly
opposed to the proposed surrender
ing or tho charter of West Green
ville, and that in hts opinion the peo
ple of West Greenville had'rather live
In mud up to their necks, than to re
turn to the old conditions thnt the
town waa incorporated to correct.
The city council of West Greenville
recently ordered a special election to
bo hold on the Kith of May, on the
nuention of whether or not the town's
charter oiiunl?'4?'^m?wderftr^tnr-or; .
der that the territory embraced in its
corporate limits may be subject for
road improvement under tho county
good road bonds.
Twenty-six oat of thu CO peoplo
who signed tho petition for tho elec
tion, declared Mr. Honour, are col
ored people, and colored property ow
ners, he ?aid, were induced to sign
tho petition in order that tho re
quislte majority might >be obtained.
Although somo of. tho better cle
ment of the citizens of Weat Green
ville aro In favtor of abolishing West
Greenville as un Incorporated com
munity, Mr. Honour expresses the
opinion that the proposed, surrender
ing of the charter will be strongly
supported by (tho lawless element, in
Order that a return to the old.condi
tions may be brought about.
Paris, April 26.-A-French aero
plane and a Zeppelin fought a duel
four thousand metres in the air off
Zeebrugge today. The aeroplane
fired nine Incendiary Sholls at the
Zeppelin which annean; to ha\e been
Bieren Irish Killed.
London* April 26 -Tlio following
telegram received from Daron Tlm
borno. Lord Lieut, of Ireland, dated
Du 1)1 in: "Situation Is satisfactory.
Stephens Green has been occupied.
Eleven insurgents have been killed.
Provincial news ls . reassuring,"
WITH 600 WT
'V'-.' '-"?i.'.-N.-. ' \ f. V> S'' V*
, -British Headquarters, Fomban.
Kamerun, Africa, April 26.-A recep
tion and dance was given to the
British "force by the King of Fumbin
shortly after the capture of this
.province from the German forces.
The function was featured by a speech
from tho throne? and the taking of a
photograph of .'no king and his OOO
wive^ and 140 children.
v Soon after the last of the. fighting
ip tho province tho conohorora ne?
coptcrt ? ah invitation from tho . king
to visit palace grounds which open
on the market place.j'H?re they.wore
mot-by. thfe king drowfed in new flow.?
?hg-'.robes o! blue with a blue mut*-:
flor.tied round his neck. 'Atter tho
soldiers Were lined .up nt .seats oh
either side of the market place the
king made a short speech, first in
his native tongue and then In pidgin
Ektrlish. admonishing: his, subjects to
hb kind and, cpurtcous to tho new
conquerors..'.- .' -,
Then tho ' dan co began. , The. or
chestra WOB;'made' up. chiefly of ya
ions sized drumn made of hollow
trees and, stretched skins. The only
Other Ins'lrum?ni wai?. a speqU
rattle with which most oT the natives,
were armed and wJth which they kept
.t-The m'en^ advanced tb thejklh^ rut*
?. S. WILL
SCOTT AND OBREGON TO
DISCUSS BASIS FOR CO
N O WITHDRAWAL
American Troops to Act as Buffer
Until Carranza Soldiers Are
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Avril 26.-Instruc
tions 'fop General Scott ao to Ivis
conferonco with General ?bregon
were drafted today by Secretary Sak
er after a conference with President
Wilson and Secretary Lansing. Obro
pon wan due at Ragle PBBB -tonight,
but no d< finite word hOB been re
ceived as to tho time or place of
meetlnR. Secretary Baker said tho
Instructions were to discuss a basts
for the most cordial and complete
co-operation between American and
Mexican forces "for tho attainment
of their common object."
However, lt is considered certain
that Obregon will carry back to
Mexico City a definite impression
that American troops will remain dh
positions General Funston is shifting
?them as a buffer between the dis
turbed Mexican area end the border,
until the Carranza forces are suc
cessful. To this extent the conf?r
ence IR expected to give Carranza ad
vance notice on tho ot?tude, tho
United States will take in replying
to his note of April 12th, suggesting
tho withdrawal of American troops.
BAR ALL "GREEDY" AND
RECKLESS JITNEY BUS
DRIVERS FROM ASS'R
Atlanta, April 20 .-The associated
Jitney bus owners abd operators of
Atlanta, perceiving In the over
crowd inn of certain cars a rac-nsoe to
the continued existence of jt&e.fr bus
iness, on yesterday took action dis
barring from membership in* tho oa
socuUlon a number of 'driver? who
try to haul too many passengers and
who drive .their carirecklessly
through tho crowded streets. .'.''*
The association emphasised the
fact that overcrowding an automo
bile ts the poorest BOM of ecbnoniy
and' that reckless driving puts the
jitney bus business In b.v.1 reputo
with the public and authorities SlHce.
The city of tl anta has, undertaken to
tax and regulate Jitneys ever since
they made their appearance, but np
to date the associated Jitney owners
have succeeded in 'preventing tho en
forcement of all city ordinances/ by
means of injunction proceedings.
OR to Bee Emperor.
Berlin, April 26-Chancellor Von
Bethmann-Hollweg and Admiral von
Holtzcndorff chief of the 'dava! gea?
eral ntaff departed last night, .for
hearVquarters to consult wUh Emper
or william regarding the reply to tho/
American note. The chancellors con
ference with ?he American Ambassa
dor Gerard this afternoon lasted half
bed their masks in tho dust and then
started the double shuffle. At rev
doing this for some time tho orches
tra and the. nativo audience getting
more and more excited, ats . of the
king's ladles.appeared on the scene.
They: w.efe coveted. mtf^hv.idiqs; vt the
men except that on their benda they
wore, curious mashes of wooi? fibre
topped by large bunches of black
feathers-'. Th<jy weht?'. througn\tip.
same motions as the men for heariy
an hour before ?na~klng? way for tnt?
The king (keeps h?a own privai6
operator for photographing his hun
dreds of wives and many children.
After they formed ? semicircular
group and were taken, th? king ex?
pressing ?. ?eslre to be, photograph ed
With the soldiers. His throne waa
brought up and placed Ia front of thc
Urie for the operation.
The throne ls a wry ortKle, clumsy
affair, the seat 0>eib^ mad^^#MrJrli
shells, the .foack and-^bWPpH'i^:
rotighly hewn wood, all, of which , i s
covered with colored 'hsidwork.
After tho. picture-taking tbs. Mttg
conscntod to smoke MB pipe measur
ing seven feet, a'.x inchos loflg with
a bowl that would easily bold two
pound of tobacco. ?ad which wis
brought to him'by the. royal plpd
bearer - Tho pipe was rf hr* Mjm