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VOL OfE Lin, SOEBEE 50. NEWBERRI, 9. 0, FRIDAY, JILY 23, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, *L50 A TEAS,
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REPEATS DEMANDS I
>OfHE WARNS GERMANY AGAINST
i'innl Statement of This Country's
Stand?Does Xot Suggest What
May Be Done.
Washington, July 21.?President
Wilson and Secretary Lansing, con- j
ferring at the white house tonight,,
completed t?_e new note to Germany'
warning her that the repetition of a '
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Lusitania or any violation of Ameri- j
ican rights on the high seas resulting '
in loss of American lives will be re- (
garded as "unfriendly." It will be dis-1
Tie note is in the nature of a final;
statement bv tne United states or xne
Interpretation that will be placed by
this government on future transgressions
of American rights, and repeats
that the American government will
leave nothing undone to stand by the
position it ?':as previously declared. (
Among the points in the new note
1. The assumption by the United
States that Germany, by declaring her
submarine warfare to be a retaliatory
measure against the alleged unlawful
acts of her enemies, has ad
mitted that the destruction of unresisting
merchantmen without? warning
is illegal. .
2. German submarine commanders
already have proved that they can
save the passengers and crews of ves-'
sels and can act in conformity with
the laws of humanity in making war
on enemy ships. !
3. The United States can not allow
the relations between the belligerents
to operate in any way as an abbreviation
of tf:e rights of neutrals, and
therefore any violation of the princi- j
pies for which the American govern
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American lives, will be viewed as "un-;
Calls for Repartition.
4. The representations which the
American government has made in!
previous notes for disavowal of tJce in-;
tention to sink the Lusitania with Am-!
^ricans aboard and the request for,
* reparation are reiterated with renewed J
5. The American government real-,
izes that unusual and abnormal condi-,
tions which the present conflict has
created in the conduct of maritime j
warfare and is willing to act as an :
intermediary as between t':e bellig- j
?rents to arrange a modus vivendi or.
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which does not involve a silrrender by
the United States of its rights.
Rejects the Offer.
6. The proposals made by Germany
to give immunity to American ships
not carrying contraband, and to four
"belligerents' ships under the American
flag are rejected with tl:e emphatic
assertion that to accept such suggestion
would be to admire Germany's
righc to set aside the American contention
based on fundamental princi
I pies in international law?that neu- j
trals may travel anywhere on the high 1
seas on unresisting ships of any nationality
even if carrying contraband. \
T':.e note is about 1,200 words long, j
While nowhere in it is there any in- j
B direct intimation of the course which j
i.-, tne United States will pursue in tae
e;ent of another disaster similar to'
t? e Lusitania tragedy, there are em-1
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munication pointing out that the dis-j
cussion of the principles involved has j
been virtually concluded and that future
conduct of German submarine;
commanders will determine the responsibility
for the Continuance of
friendly relations between tf':e two
May Break Relations.
The statements that future transgressions
will be regarded as "unfriendly"
is taken in diplomatic quarters
to nresase a break in friendly re
V lations unless reparation and disai:
vowal is forthcoming. President Wilson,
it is understood, has considered
fully the construction which may be
placed on the implications of fee
note and is prepared to deal with any
new situation that may arise. He is
hopeful and confident, however, it is,
I said, that Germany will now take i
prevent any action that would endanger
friendly relations with thf
From 6 o'clock this morning until
late tonight the president. witi the
exception of a few hours spent in recreation,
was at work on a copy of the
note. Secretary Lansing, who had
drafted it, worked on the original and
took it to the president tonight with
changes. The president agreed wit'u
?>!r. Lansing's suggestions and tomorrow
the document will be finally revised
in phraseology before starting on
on its way to Berlin.
TEUTONS' IK(? MAIE
DEALS HEAVY BLOWS
Cerium and Austrian Armies Bring,
ina: Lines Closer to Warsaw, Wrhile
Drive in Baltic Goes On.
The Austro-German forces continue j
to draw closer to Warsaw, while the
Germans in the far northwest are advancing
steadily toward the port of
In the Baltic region the Russians
are withdrawing before t':e Germans.
The last entrenchments of the Russians
west of Shavli, in the province
of Kovno, now are in German hands
In the Kovno-Mariampol district Russian
positions have been taken.
Farther south, along the Xarew.
near Xowogorod and at Rozan, German
attacks everywhere have succeeded.
There was, however, a desperate Russian
counterattack on the bridgehead
position of Rozan-Pultusk-Xovogeorgievsk,
north of Warsaw, but this, according
to Berlin, failed.
Just west of the Polish capital the
Germans have driven the Russian far- j
tner eastward towara vvar&ciw uum ,
r'e Blonde-Grojec line; southeast of
tlie capital an army has advanced to j
the bridgehead positions south of
Ivangorod and captured a Russian position
near Wladislawow. Battles are
in progress for adjoining positions.
Probably the most severe fighting is
between the Vistula and Bug rivers
and in the Lublin region. The Rus>ians
between the Vistula and the Bug i
again '_ave thrown down the gage of J
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zen's army, while in the Lublin dis-j
tricl: Austro-Hungarian troops under,
Archduke Joseph Ferdinand are meet- j
ing strong opposition.
Heavy fighting is in progress on tho
Austro-Italian frontier. Vienna tells
of the capture of Monte San Michele
by the Italians, but adds that the Aus- i
trian reserves were brought up, and
they regained the heights.
France and Belgium remain comA"
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p3r3,iiv('iy tjuici. xiit; anuicu o^u ??tillery
have been busy at several
points, but the infantry is resting or
preparing for new attacks.
ASKS PRESIDENT TO
FIRE P. P. CLAXTOX
Resoluton Before Sons of Revolution
Aimed at U. S. Education
Portland, Ore., July 19.?A resolu
tion that President Wilson be asked to
dismiss P. P. Claxton, United States
commissioner of education, because of
sentiment derogatory to the United j
States flag he was reported to have ex- j
pressed in a speech two years ago in ;
Boston, caused a commotion today at i
the congress of the Sons of the Ameri- j
The resolution, introduced by ChrlsI
topher W. Horr, of Seattle, was greet- j
ed with hisses. It finally was referred
to the resolutions committee without
T? DncfAn enopr>li rVvmmissinr!Pr
Clexton said, according to an expert
read in the convention:
""After all the people of t'te world
care very little what flag they live under.
The flag means nothing. It is
not a reality. They can live under one
combination of colors as well as under
At First Baptist Church*
Dr. j. wenry Harms win preactn ai
the First Baptist cliurch Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
"Do his pictures look real?"
"Real! He painted a plate of butter
and it looked so real he had to
put a screen over it to keep the flies
Doctors 'Are Still Hopeful That Prisoner
Will Recover From knife
Milledgeville, Ga., July 20.?Improvement
in the condition of Leo M. Frank
was announced tonight by physicians
attending him and they continued
hopeful for his recovery from tile knife
wound inflicted by J. William Creen,
a fellow life term convict, at the Georgia
prison farm here.
The following official bulletin, sign
ed by Drs. G. D. Compton, Thomas M.
Hall and Harry Moses, was made
"At 5 p. m. Leo 'M. Frank's pulse
was 83; temperature 100.4, respira<
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temperature falling. We consider his
Members of the State prison commission
will come here Saturday to
investigate the attack on Frank.
Will Make Inquiry.
Atlanta, Ga., July 20.?Gov. Harris
announced here tonight that ae would
accompany the Georgia prison commission
to Milledgeville Saturday to
investigate the attack on Leo M.
"It will be a complete inquiry into
affairs at the State prison farm," said
the governor. "I want to know how
one prisoner was able to make an attack
Frank's Condition Is Still .Critical.
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dition of Leo M. Frank, suffering from
a serious knife wound in the throat
inflicted by William Creen, a fellow
life term convict at the Georgia prison
farm '_ere, remained critical tonight.
Dr. G. D. Compton, the prison physician,
announced, however, that he was
hopeful of Frank's recovery. Possible
blood poisoning from infection Is one
of the chief dangers, he said.
Frank's temperature late today was
announced at 101.8f his circulation as
100 and his respiration at zu. Jiiariy
today his temperature was 102.4 and
fee attending physicians were gratified
at the decline.
Oreen, questioned further by prison
officials today, said he believed that
he had been called "from on high" to
kill Frank, whose death sentence for
Mary Phagan's murder recently was
commuted by Governor Slaton, now retired.
He indicated no remorse, as he
11* ad done imediately after the attack
Thinks He Did His Duty.
"T rmlv wish that I had had more !
strength," Creen said. "I think that
I 1 ave done my duty in this matter as
well as my strength allowed. I believe
that God has helped me. I don't think
I ever did wrong in my life."
Creen, although he weighs 165
pounds, is partly paralyzed in his left
arm. Physicians attending Frank believe
that t' is fact probably saved his
life, as Creen was unable to seize him
while he used the knife.
Warden Smith said today that Creen
haH cnpnt mnr?h time recently readin?
the Bible. Other prison attaches said
t1 at Creen recently had shown a tendency
to discuss religion.
Should Frank die Creen probably
would be tried for murder. No decision
has been reached as to what action
will be taken if Frank recovers.
Late tonight it was announced that
Frank's temperature had dropped to
100 and that his general condition was
Claims He Saw Cutting-.
Macon, Ga., July 19.?George Johnston,
who completed serving a oneyear
sentence from Spalding county at
the State farm today, and wfto occupied
a bunk adjoining Leo M. Frank
when the latter's throat was cut by
iWilliam Creen, arrived here tonight.
"Creen whispered to another convict:
'Watch me,'" said Johnston. "I
watched, too. Creen got up and went
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like a folded newspaper in one hand.
Creen looked down into Frank's face
to make sure it was Frank. Then he
shoved his knee well up on Frank's
chest and with one hand shoved his j
head back, stretching his neck, while
t:e other hand with the butcher knife
in it came across his throat with a
quick, jerky sweep.
"The convict to whom Creen spoke
yelled. The lights were turned on and
there was Frank with the blood spurting
from his throat."
Comniision Will I'robe.
Atlanta, July 19.?The penitentiary
committee of the Georgia house of rep-;
resentatives late today voted to table :
three resolutions whica would have |
provided for a legislative investigation j
or ine aitacK maae on i^eo ;vi. rraas
at the State prison farm, at Milledgeville.
Two resolutions calling for an
investigation were introduced early
today, and later Representative Campbell
of Newton introduced a resolution
providing that five members of the
lower house personally investigate the
matter. Members of the committee
said they believed that William Creen,
the convict who attacked Frank, was
alone involved and that there was no
neglect on the.party of prison officials.
The State prison commission, however,
will visit the prison farm Saturday
to investigate the attack on Frank,
according to an announcement tonight
by R. E. Davison, chairman of tne
board. He said the inquiry would try
to establish if others than Creen were
involved, how Creen got the knife he
used and if he had permission'from a
guard to leave his bed when the attack
was made late Saturday night.
KT\ft OF RFLfilANS
FRIEND TO PEOPLE
MUgazine Editor Thinks Albert Has
Caught the True Spirit of
San Francisco, July 21.?lAlbert,
king of the Belgians, while making the
rounds with Washington newspaper
men w' en a prince, caught a spirit
of democracy that may affect nations,
T/-vo Phnnnlp thp magazine
editor, said tonight in an address on
"The Joy and iValue of Making Acquaintances,"
before the International
Association of Rotary Clubs.
Chappie introduced Prince Albert to
President McKinley, "and as the tall
blue-eyed boy looked into his gentle
face there was revealed the joy of an
qrmiflintanne." hp saJd.
"When P. e bugles sounded at Liege
and flashed to the world the news of
invasion and destruction," said Chappie,
"the ycung king issued a proclamation
in phraseology that never has
been used by kings, ancient or modern.
It began 'My Fellow Citizens.*
"The impact with democracy had
ripened into action, and on tee banks
of the River Yser today stands the
solitary figure of the king who, I beHpvp
will hp readv to hand back his
sceptre to his people and become the
father of the first new republic in tte
new United States of Europe."
ROBBERY AT ABBEVILLE.
Two Boys Charged With Taking: $200
Abbeville, July 20.?Two negro boys,
Louis Childs, aged 12, and Heck DeVore,
aged 14, it is charred, broke into
the store of L. A. Richie, a negro, on
the public square, Sunday afternoon
and secured $200 in cas'i. The entrance
was made by breaking a glass
about twelve inches square over the
back door. The robbery was discovered
about 6 o'clock in the afternoon.
Richie, who is an undertaker, had vis^
ited tne store aooui - o ciock, auu
thought the boys had probably slipped
into t':.e store and hid themselves, but
it "was later learned, it is said, that
one of them had entered while the
ot' er stood outsides and watched. The
police were notified, and it was learned
that these boys, one of whom had
been seen loafing around tfte store, J
had gone to Greenwood. The chief or
police at Greenwood was notified and
the boys were arrested yesterday. One
hundred and eighty-five dollars was
found in their posession. They were
returned to Abbeville for trial.
SUNK BY AUSTRIAN'S
Berlin, July 19 (by wireless to Saytt
J11 /-w\ TVin frvl 1/vorin o- nffinial com- I
> mt/. A lie
munication was received here today
from Vienna, under date of July 18:
"An Austrian submarine this morning
torpedoed and sunk south of Ragusa
the Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The cruiser foundered within
This County Asked io
Queen of Har
Yoang Women are i
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IUS IU 1 1115 lie?
Judged by (
The committees in charge of the; ]
Harvest Jubilee, to be held at Colum- 1
bia in conjunction with the State fair, j
from October 25 to October 30, inclu]
sive, have decided to crown the most 1
beautiful woman in South Carolina 1
"queen" of the Harbest Jubilee. This
"queen" will be selected by a referen- 1
dum vote, and she will represent the
T'.e young woman selected will be
equipped with an elaborate trousseau, ]
befitting her royal beauty and grace,
and she will sit in state on a handsomely
decorated "float" in the parade,
attended by exquisite maids of honor,
and chivalric courtiers will pay her ;
The method of selection will be
this: Eacn young woman possessing
beauty to send her photograph to
requestel to send her photograph to
ner nearest county paper, wxm;xi v>m
select a committee to decide which is
ti' e photograph of the most beautiful '
woman in its possession. These photographs
will be forwarded to the publicity
committee of the Harvest Jubi- 1
lee, at Columbia, which in turn will
submit them to a committee com-.
posed of the deans of the art depart- i
ment of the leading women's colleges
of the State. TMs committee will se- J <
lect the most beautiful woung woman <
from each county and forward the 44 ; i
photographs to the publicity committee <
in Columbia, and then these photo- '
graphs will be published in tf:e leading ;
papers in the State, along with a blank ]
EDITOR C. W. WOLFE DEAD.
Passes Awav in Sanitarium at Hender. (]
sonvilie, y, 0.
Xfnvs and Courier.
Kinpsfree July 19.?A telegram was 3
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C . this evening announcing the death I
of C. W. Wolfe, editor of the County <
Record, Wo has been in a sanitarium
there =mder treatment for pulmonary ; ]
troub-e i\Ir. Wolfe was regarded as j ]
one of the brainiest men in Williams-1
burg county, and once represented the ' ?
county in the legislature. He was 45 ]
years of age and leaves a wife and one (
ORE VTEB WHEAT YIELDS. I
Crops in England and Italy Increase ;
Washington, July 19.?Grain crops j
in England and Italy promise greater j
yields this year than last. Forecasts j (
cabled today to the department of ag- (
riculture put the Italian wheat crop
at 189,000,000 bushels, 20,000,000 more r
than last year. t
The prospective Wheat crop of England
and Wales is placed at 63,000,000 j
bushels, a 3,000,000 increase; the bar- 3
ley crop 44,000,000, a 7,000,000 de- t
crease, and the oats crop at 89,000,000,
an increase of 10,000,000.
Personals From Lexingrton Countf. i
/~il ~ T nvirortnn "nicTiat.Pll.
L/iiapui t'ui. uuAiiifjtvii ?.??
Mr. Earl Bullock of Newberry was s
the guest of Mr. P. M. Frick and family
Master James Roof, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Roof of Newberry, has t
been spending a few days with his a
cousin, Mrs. J. S. Wessinger. I
Rev. :W. J. Roof of Newberry spent
the day here Friday with Mr.- J. S. r
Wessinger and family. "
Miss Alein Harman of Lexington, i
who it as been spending a few days t
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Select Candidates (or
\sked to Send Phovspaper
ballot, with a request that the readers
rote on the young woman among the
14 which they t)':ink the most beautiful.
These votes will be forwarded to the
publicity committee in Columbia, and
the announcement of the "queen" will
De made on Monday, October 11, 1915.
All photographs must be sent to the
county papers not later than August
15, and the picture of t!':e most beautiful
young, woman selected by each
paper will be sent to the publicity committee
in Columbia inot later than
August 20. The committee of art professors
will then decide on the 44
photographs, which will appear in
print on tfce week beginning Sunday,
September 5, 1915. The voting will
close at midnight, September 30.
This is an opportunity for some
young woman not only to be known as
the "most beautiful woman in South
Carolina," one who will be honored by
the chivalry of the State, but she will
become the possessor of several hundred
dollars* worth of raiment that
will delight the soul of the most artistic
and particular. In addition to this,
her railway fare and expenses, while
In Columbia, will be paid, and she will
be the envied star of the State ball.
T':is paper requests all the young
women who desire to participate in the
contest to send it their photographs at
Dnce, and the most beautiful girl in
this territory will be selected by a
committee composed of the following
ladies: Mrs. F. R. Hunter, Mrs. J. Y.
McPall, Mr*. R. H. Wright, Mrs. J. N.
McCaughrin, Mrs. L. W. Floyd.
A,f T T_T DrtKArfei 1 rtff f \T ?1 TtT _
Willi 1-VliS. d. IJL. UUUCllO, 1^1. L LKJA nxzw ~
berry last Sunday, where she will visit
tier friends. She is now ifl Columbia.
Mrs. J. S. Wessinger, Miss Stella
Wessinger. Messrs B. JT. and B. A.
Wessinger were visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Roof of Newberry last week.
Personals From Clinton.
Mrs. P. G. Ellisor of Newberry has
Deen on a visit to her sister, Mrs. W.
?\Irs. P. J. Johnson of Newberry is
. isitins here this week as the guest of
ler parents, Capt. and Mrs. T. J. Duckjtt.
Miss Sallie Bell Buford of Newberry
s spending the week !':ere visiiing
Tiends and relatives.
Alice announced to her parents one
norning that she had accepted the
land of Mr. Thornton.
"Why," cried the mother, a social
ilimber, "you are crazy."
"But, mother, why?" asked the girl.
"iWihy, young (Thorn-ion will have
10 money for many years," replied
he mother. "It all belongs to his
grandfather, and after that comes
lis father, and yiu will be old before
rou get a c?ance to handle any of
f?o + mnnov "
"Xo buts about it," said tJbe mother
ingrily, "you are making a miserable
"But, mother, it is the grandfather,"
raid the girl, "that I fcave accepted."
An Enlightened Parmer.
"On what do you base your asserion
tfcat country people are brighter
tnd more intelligent than the city peo
>le, Hy?" asked the summer boarder.
"Why, right here in my almanac,"
spiled Parmer Hiperbole Me&dera,
'It says in the cities the population
s a lot denser rthan in the rural disricts."?Judge.