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VOL.XXVII- MANNING, S, C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1914
CLAM A VICTORY
laws SAT lUSoiAn's RE
TIENNT IS CIU1ETE
ERIN IS EJOILING
GWrmans Seem to Place Credence 1
Reported Victory Which is Herald
ed as the Greatest of the War
Bih Fleet Bombards Gernm
Toops Along Coast of Flanders
Visena. reports ofcially: "Th4
atest news permits of no furthe
doubt that the resistance of the Rue
sian main force has been shattered
After the defeat of the souther
wing In the battle of Limanovo
which lasted several days, our :ullie
also gained a victory near Lodz.
"The Russians now are comploteb
I routed on. the River BEura.
"Tbreatened by our advance across
the Cvreiothans from the south, the
enemy bpgan a general retreat, which
the are.trying to cover by stubbori
fghting in the regions before the Car
"Our troops are attacking on the
line of Grodno Zakliczyu.
."Along the other parts of the front
tBe pursuit has begun."
'Londom ieports no confirmation of
a,. statement from Vienna that "the
Russiana are retiring along the entire
front in Galicia and Poland," but
-an such a move on the part of the
Russians would be in line with the
announcements in Petrograd .ds
*atches that the Russians, threeten
ed on both' fnks, had decided to
take up new positions where they
could better meet the Austro-German
onslaughts from the Carpathians to
the East Prussian frontier.
. The Russian delay in fulfilling ex
piectations that they would prove a
setious menace to Germcn. territory
As disappbiting the peoples of the
aled countries,'but military men ex
precs the view that it is better for
Russia to fght in her own territory,
where means of communication
would 1 more on an equality.
Beinu,,.according to its dispatch,
wa aroused with enthusiasm Thurs
day with the announcement of a
egrst German-Austrian victory :over
the Russians in Poland. An oicial
buletin announcing this was issued
-abortlr after noon. Within half an
dUer etia editions of the papers. ap
peared and the whole city literay
Sashed Into bunting.
American visitors, who a few.days
ago commented on the non-display of
-Sags, scarcely recognized the streets,
which everywhere were ga with
Qenan.and Austrian colors, at many
2AheRichstag where a Red
-- - smeeting was in session, -word
as received from the palace that the
- greatest victory of the war hadbeen
won. The schtols closed Friday that
the children may assemble to cele
brat. the event.
The -first Intimation of the nature
and extent of the Russian defeat was
received Thursday. night and circu
- sted in official quarters, but nothing
as known of it generally until the
omelel :bulletin swes publshed. It
hadt beeui understood that the Rus
sians were in a precarious position,
but It was not hinted that a decisive
reault was at hand. The official bul
I. etfli Issued Thursday reported that
operetlons were "proceeding normal
)y,'* wich phrase- is the usual ter
mdnation of' official reports. It Is
- niown now that thousands of Rus
sians have been taken prisoners.
Petrograd reports Thursday night:
Sa the direction of'Miawa our van
guard and caualry troops are chasing
-energetically the beaten Germans.
"Several of their corps already
have crossed the frontier.
"During the chase we have cap
tured prisoners, guns and war mate
"On the left bank of the Visitula
end in Eastern Galicla on December
16 no important fighting took place.
"During the past week the garri
son at Praemysi has attempted sov
eral sorties, all of which were repuls
ed, Inflecting heavy losses on the ene
"During one of these sorties we
captured several. hundred prisoners
and some machine guns."
fondon reports: In Poland pre
parations are being made for a new
-batte or series of battles. The Ru
ulans, according to a former member
of the cabinet at Petrograd, have de
cided, despite the disappointment it
must cause, to withdraw the left
-wing at least and -form a new li1e
back in their own territory. This
will relieve Cracow, but will compel
the Austro-German forces to fight
farther away from the strategic rail
ways from which they have moved
troops quickly to desired points.
This plan doubtless will affect the
rest of the battle front ,ezcept in
North Poland, where the German col
umn have been driven back by a
superior usslan force.
Along the coast of Flander s, where
the Allies are trying to push theor
lines forward from Nieuport, they
have the assistance of the .British
fleet, which has violently bombard
- ed West End, one of the many little
greatly since the commercement of
the war. This attack. Berlin says,
was without effect and the Ales
Further inland the French alsc
claim to have gained ground although
in a less marked degree than an pre
vlous days. In the Argonne there ap
parently has been a lull, but both it
the Woevre and in Alsace, the twc
other regions whore severe fighting
has been inprogress for rome time,
the Germans appear to have deliver
.The long-expected proclamatlor
bringing an end to Turkish suverain
ty over Egypt and the establishmeni
of a British protectorate was official.
ly issued Thursday night. The lasi
straw doubtless was the action of the
Khedive, who was the Sultan's rep.
resentative in Egypt, but with little
or no power, In taking sides witi
Turkey against Great Britain.
Chaing the Dresden.
News disnatches from Punta Are
nas state that the German cruise1
Dresden left that port Sunday and
that British cruisers pasred Monday
Yeggmen Make Haul.
Five men blew open the safe of thi
Bank of Morton, at Morton, Miss.
early Thursday. obtained about $8,
ea en eue
ENGLAND IS ASTIR
BOMBA RDMENT OF COAST ROUSE
LION TO ACTION.
ts Being Made to Guard
Against Another Attack-List of
Dead Not Yet Complete.
Crippling of telephone and tele
graph wires by the bombarded Mon
day of Scarborough, the Hartlepools
and Whitby, on the east coast of
England, by German cruisers, togeth
er with military precautions thrown
about those towns, made it Impos
sible even Tuesday to obtain more
than an approximate estimate of the
civilian dead and wounded.
Bristling with wrath and resent
ment at the attack on unfortified
towns, E gland was astir as never
before since war was declared. An
other raid Is confidently expected and
theentire machinery of home defense
'has been put into motion. On the
east and the southeast coast emer
gency committees are at work, while
In London plans to organize a na
tional guard of men too old for mili
tary service are under way.
Although to the British mind a
raid on London seer. remote, Mon
day's episode drove home the reali
ties of war as nothing else could.
Arrangements have been made at
Deal and Dover to expedite the re
moval of the civilian population in
case of an attack. Those measures
are primarily to forestall any panic
or traffc congestion which might im
pede military mov.ments.
Berlin promptly heard of the out
come of the raiu through wireless
and Tuesday morning a wireless mes
sage from the German capital repeat
ed details of the attack as printed by
British newspapers Monday. Noth
Ing has been added from German offi
Steaming at high speed, the Ger
man raiders, barring mishap, should
have reached their advance naval
base off Helgoland some time after
midnight, their trip requiring about
1-5 hours. Thirty hours out of port
on such a venture in mine-laden
waters is a feat English papers do
not belittle, and In his heart every
EUlishnan hopes that it will be- es
sayed again andf necessary again
until the call is paid once too often.
It is presumed that behind them
the German cruiser strewed mines,
so a fleet of trawlers is now out en
gaged in the precarious task of
sweeping. The towns attacked had
resumed much of their normal ap
pearance except in the bereaved
homnes and in the hospitals.
Belief is general that the Germans
had the able .adistance of spies. The
remarkable secrecy with which the
raid was executed is shown by the
fact that not a single incoming ves
sel at any coast port saw the Ger
man ships prior to -their sudded a0
The nearest parallel to Monday's
vis* Is found in the activities of John
Paul Jones, terror of English ship
ping, who menaced English coast
towns in 1779.
DIVED UNDER MINES.
British Submarines Sink Turkish Bat
tieships in Mesaudch.
The first serious blow inflicted on
the Turkish nravy in the European
war-the torpedoing of the battle
ship Messudch by a British subma
rinle in the Dardanelles-was the only
striking occurrence reported Tuesday'
on land or sea.
-The official bureau's statement is
as follows: "Yestegday submarine
B-11, In charge of Lieut. Corn. Nor
man B. Helbrook, of the royal navy,
entered the Dardanelles in spito of
the difficult current, dived under five
rows of mines and torpedoed the
Turkish Messudch, which was guard
ing the mine fields. Although pur
sued by gunfire and torpedo boats
theB-11 returned safely after being
submerged, on one occasion, for nine
"When last seen the Messudch
was sinking by the stern."
TI.e Messudch was a very old boat,
having been built at Blackwell, Eng
land, in 1574, and reconctructfd at
Genoa In 1903. She was 332 feet
long, 59 feet beam and of about ten
thousand tons burden. She had a
speed- of 17 1-2 knots and her main
battery consiste'd of two 9.2-inch guns
in turrets and twelve 6-Inch guns In
battery. In the war with Greece In
1912 the Mossudch was reported bad
ly damaged in a naval battle In the
Dardanelles. She carried a crew of
Daily Executions Seem to be all the
Rage in Mexico City.
Between 100 and 150 Mexicans,
many of them once prominent offi
cially, have been secre-ly executed in
'he City of Mexico within the last few
days, according to an official report
which reached the United States gov
ernment Tuesday from ode of its
agents there. Just who ords'ed the
executions, has not been disclosed,
nor are the names of any of those
put to death known.
Except for these executions, which
are understood, accor-ting to the re
nort. to be occurring dily, conditions
in the city aro Quiet and President
Gulterrez, with the allied Villa and
Zapata forces is maintaining order.
No foreigners have been iniured or
intimater and business conditions are
described as improving
Indicted for "Stealing News."
Three men yere indicted in New
York Friday for stealing news from
the Associated Press and serving It
-out to their patrons.
Car Crashes Through Railing.
Walter Lamar and his negro chauf
feur of Macon. Ga., were killed Tues
day night when their car crashed
through a bridge and somersaulted
Cotton Steamer Wrecked.
The Norwegian steamer Nygard.
loaded with cottor, and bound for
Denmark from Pensacola. broke in
half off Esblberg. Denmark, and the
cotton was washed ashore.
Mine Sinks Turkish Gunboat.
,A Turkish gunboat was sunk by a
.mine near the entranoe to the Dar
BRITISH ADMIT RAIDING BIT
TLESHIPS GOT AWAY
FAST CRUISERS ARE USEI
German Attack on Northeast Coas
. of England Gives People Great Sur
prse-Over 100 People Killed
Scarborough, Whitby and Hartle
pool Buildings Seriously Damaged
The Germ;Ln attack upon the coas
of Northern England is the boldes
yet attempted by the Germans. Thi
German naval men showed exception
al seamanship in getting by the guar
dian. British fleet, a feat which tho
fleets of Napoleon were unable to ac
It w'as surmised that the Germani
had felt their way across the Norti
Sea during the darkness, with all th<
lights in their. ships extinguished
The route giving them the most safe
ty under the circumstances would b
one due north from the western en
trance of the Kiel Canal, past Den.
mark to a point off the southert
coast of Norway, thence a straight
away dash westward to the Englisl
The carrying out of the long ex
pected German attack was the firsi
time that the British coast had beeu
attacked since the American Revo
ution, when John 'Paul Jones con
ducted successful forays into Eng
Hartlepool lies in Durham, be
tween 220 and 225 miles -north of
London, just north of the mouth of
the River Tess. Scarborough lies in
Yorkshire, about 45 miles down the
coast in a southeasterly direction
The point of attack lies approxi
mately 400 miles from the Kiel
Canal, where the German fleet was
oncentrated at the outbreak of the
war. It was necessary for the Ger
man ships to steam clear across the
Korth Sea, passing through mine
Melds and evading the powerful Brit
Ish patrol fleets all the way down
the east coast of England.
A dispatch. from York says that
the residents of Scarborough were
thrown into panic by the bombard
ment, hundreds of them rushing to
the railway station, where they
rowded aboard trains just leaving
or Hull and other cities. This tele
;ram said that the cannonade begal
t 7:56 o'clock. The morning-was
hazy, but despite the fdg, the. Ger
man gunners had no difficulty in lo.
ating thii 'anges.
itndon reports: . Hartlepool suf
rered most. There two battle cruis
wrs and an armored cruiser were en
;aged. The British war office fixes
the number of dead at Hartlepool as
seven soldiers and twenty-two civil
ans and the wounded at fourteen
soldiers and fifty civilians.
At Scarborough, shelled by a bat
tle cruiser and an armored cruiser,
thirteen casualties are reported,
while at Whitby two were killed and
The following is the official press
bureau's statement on the Germans
attack on the English coast:
"This morning a Germani cruisei
force made a deionstrtioki upon the
Yorkshire coast, in. the ndtiiss of
which the-y shelled Hartlepool, Whit
by aha Scarborough.
"A number of their fastest ship.
were employed for this purpose and
they remained about an hour on the
"They were engaged by patrol yes
els on the spot. As soon as the
presence of the enemy was reported
a British patrolling squadron en
deavored to cut them off. On being
sighted by the British vessels, the
Germans retired at full speed, and
favored by the mist, made their es
A wave of Intense ancor has spread
over England because of the attack
Bitter denunciation is heard 'every
where of a policy which permiti
shelling of undefended towns.
The Germans choose a night w;her
a thick mist prevailed and must havi
left their base at least two hottrs be
fore dark. As they started to returr
about 9 o'clock there remained abou
seven hours of daylight for the pur
suit, which, however, was - rendere4
almost Impossible by the fog. How
the Germans evaded all the minel
and patrols remains a mystery.
The booming of heavy guns off th<
three towns drew hundreds to thi
beaches. They had no thought of
German raid, but when shells cami
crashing over their heads and int<
the quiet streets, they dashed fo:
shelter. Off shore the German gun:
did rapid work, the flashes comini
incessantly and the shells finding
mark among the buildings. Man:
residents took refuge in cellars; oth
era rushed from their houses, amoni
them women end children In thei:
night clothes, and not a few sough
the railway stations, leaving on thi
Various rumors were heard. On
was that two German cruisers ha'
been sunk. Many thought the lon,
expected general naval engagemen
between the British and Germal
fleets was progressing and that th
shelling of the coast towns was mere
The admiralty's report issued a
9:30, giving the news that the Ger
man ships had eluded pursuit an<
were returning safely to their hom
waters, caused keen disappointmenl
Naval writers express the opinio1
that six or eight ships were engaged
The Germans have available for suc1
an attack the armored cruiser
Blucher, Room, Prinz Adalbert, Prin
Heinrich and Primz Frederich Kar
and more than twenty cruisers of
To Join Belgian Felief.
South and North Carolina an
Georgia will join in sending a carg
of foodstuffs to the .Belgians. Tb
ship will sail from Charleston.
Negro is Killed.
Officers of Fort Gaines, Georgia
shot and killed a negro, Jim Pink,
negro, wanted for the murder of
Killed by Burglar.
C. Bs Reynolds, one of Atlanta'
leading lawyers, was shot and kille
earl Tuesday morning By a burelai
NEWS FROM MEXICO
DANIELS SENDS CRUISER TO EN
FORCE NEUTRALITY LEWS.
General Bliss Sends His Report of
Diplomatic Relations Concerning
Firing at Naco.
Secretary Daniels Wedensday night
ordered the cruiser Tacoma to pro
t ceed from San Domingo to Colon to
guard against violation of the neu
trality of the Panama canal.
. A destroyer or gunboat may be
sent from the west coast of Mexico
to the Paciflc entrance of the canal
when more information as to condi
tions at the waterway is received.
A statement issued at the navy de
partrjant said: "Secretary Daniels
stated that the last news from Colon
was that no other violations of neu
trality have been committed except
that by a British collier whose radio
apparatus had been dismantled. The
executive order as to the unneutral
use of the radio will be primptly and
efficiently enforced. Though no oth
er violations have been reported, See
retary Daniels, acting upon the sug
gestion of Col. Goethals, will send a
ship to Panama so as to be In a piosi
tion to make impossible any violation
of the executive order. He has or
dered the Tacoma, which is now in
San Domingo, to this duty."
British Ambassador Spring-Rice
called at the state department and
stated that some English ships had
sailed from their home ports before
they were familiar with the presi
dent's proclamatio,. He requested
that they be given full information.
Secretar Daniels then sent the fol
lowing telegram to the government
radio station at Colon:
"So far as practicable- inform.all
vessels approaching canal zone of
limitations under which they must
use their radio while in territorial
waters of the zone.'"
The ambassador pointed out that
the British government not only has
no intention of violating rules as to
wireless in American waters, .but sub
scribes to them and has been vitally
interested in having the regulations
made forbidding unneutral use of
wireless equipments in American
Secretary Oai-rison Thursday night
give Pi-esident N ilson the latest re
ports frotm Brig. Gin. Bliss on the
situation at Naco, where the Mexican
generals have not yet moved their
forces to avoid firing into American
The reports showed that the situa
tion had undergone no apparent
change, although'little firing was in
evidence. While the United States
is determined, if necessary to op!
fire on the two Mexicafn forces .
compel them to stop shooting into the
State of Arizona, it was learned
Thursday night that no decisive ac
tion, was planned, pending efforts of
Brig. Gen. Hugh Scott, now en route
to Naco to influence the two factions
to adjust the situation.
The general beilef in official quar
ters Thursday night was that some
satisfactory understanding would be
Agents of the Guiterrez govern
ment to which Gen. Maytorena ks
loyal, claims that he is pfeparing to
move his forte down the 'ailrdad
south of Naco, -so that he can con
tinds to besiege the. Carranza force
undei- den. Hill with the American
border out af the range of fire.
While reports from Gen Bliss to the
war department *ere not made pub
lic it is believed they indicated that
he thought he had persuaded Gen.
Maytorena to stop firing across the
line. Until there is a definite under
standing on the whole situation, It
is thought Gen. Bliss has worned
Gen. Hill not to take the offensive.
which would draw the fire of the
General Iturbide's friends in Mex
ico are fearful for his safety and
Secretary Bryan Thursday directed
Consul Silliman in the Mexican capi
tal to make representation-s in his be
half. Iturbide was the civil govern
or to whom the City of Mexico was
turne dover to when Gen. Bianco
withdraw the last of .the Carranza
f~rces. He is caid to have been im
Gen. Bliss Thursday telegraphed
Secretary Garrison that reports that
he had deliverer an ultimatum to
Maytorena were "false in every par
ILATEST FROM THE BORDER.
Maytorena Moving d)ut of itange of
Secretary Garrison Thursday ight
gave President Wilson the latest re
ports from Brig. Glen. Bliss on the
-situation at Naco, where the Mexi
can generals have not yet moved
,their forces to avoid firing into Amer
r Thes reports showed that the sit
- uation had undergone no apparent
; change, although little firing wa.s la
r evidence. ~While the United States is
t determined, if necessary, to open fire
on the two Mexican forces to compel
them to stop shooting into the State
of Arizono, it was learned Thursday
I night that no decisive action was
planned pending efforts of Brig. Glen.
tHugh Scott, now en route to Naco,
to innluence the two factions to ad
3 just the situation.
- Agents of the Guiterrez govern
ment, to which Governor Maytorena
t is loyal, claim that he is preparing
- to move his forces down the railroad
south of Naco, so that he can con
tinue to besiege the Carranza force
.under Gen. Hill, with the American
border out of the range of fire.
Fleet to Assen'ble..
5 Twenty-one battleships of the At
lantic fleet will assemble off~ the coast
of Cuba in January for battle man-a
No Truce Arranged.
The efforts of the Roman Catholic
Pope to arrange a Christmas truce in
~ Europe has fallen through.
|Fight to a. Finish.
jMyron T. Herrick, returning am
bassador from Paris, believes .that the
war will be fought until one side or
the other Is definitely whipped.
Fixing for the Winter.
By agreement the Austrian and
Russian armies facing each other are
s permitting the carrying on straw by
i soldiers of etther side in efforts to
'.improve their quarters.
ASKS FOR DESTROYERS
GOE ATHAS REQUESTS WARSHIPS
- FOR CANAL ZONE.
Activity of Beligerent Warships and
Colliers Around Isthmian Water
ways Causes Concern.
Col. George W. Goethals, governor
of the canal zone, announced Sun
day .that his request that two swift
American torpedo boat destroyers be
stationed at the entrance of the Pan
ama canal was prompted by recent
activity of belligerent warships and
colliers in the vicinity of the Isth
The action of the Australian col
Her Mallina in leaving Balboa with
otu clearance papers, -and the fact
that other colliers have shown a dis
position to disregard canal zone ship
ping laws, convinced Col. Goethals
that decisive measures should be
taken to preserve the neutrality of
Nearly all the colliers In canal
waters arrived without health certifi
cates and in scveral instances sailed
without clearance papers. It is pre
sumed the steamers met and coaled
the Australian and English fleet
which concentrated recently in the
vicinity of the Pearl Islands, sixty
miles southeast of Panama City.
The torpedo destroyers requested
by the governor are expected to do
patrol duty and overhaul belligerent
craft attempting to disregard the
canal regulations. '
Alleged violations ot the canal
shipping laws have, it is said, been
the subject of complaint to Sir Claude
C. Mallett, Britibh minister to Pan
ama, and also have resulted in orders
that the fortifications prevent unneu
tral colliert remaining in ports on
the zonie in disregard of the orders of
In the case of the collier Mallina
it is stated that she arrived without
learance papers or a health certifi
cate and with no coal or supplies.
She attempted to buy $3,000 worth
f supplies, consisting largely of arti
cles intended for a Christmas dinner
for a large force. She was refused
the supplies and was ordered to de
part because she refused to state her
estination, as-required by the canal
mi laws. The collier Protesilaus is
potuted to as as a similar case.
-t is stated that there has been
much wireless interference -in canal
waters on tha paA of eight colliers,
which recently were in the vicinity of
the eanal and also by large warship
fleets, reported to be within twenty
ve miles of both ends of the canal.
Col. Goethals' request for two tor
pedo boat destroyers came as a sur
prise to 6iefal at Washingtonwho
ad received no previous Intimation
htl neutrality *as being violated in
the vicinity of the cdnal. Secretary
D niels prepared to order destroyers
rom Charleston or from the west
Uoast of Mexico.
arranza Says U. s. should Not Use
"If the United States employs force
to stQp the firing by Melicans across
the international boundary line at
Nico, it will be 6onsidered an un
riendly det, notthsta,;ding the
riendly motive cloaking the n-ot."
In this manner Carranza. made an
~wir in a statement to the Associated
Press to the formial notice served by
he United States on both Provisional
President Gutierrez and Gen. Car
ranza that unless such firing ceased,
force would bo employed to protect
Carranza's reply to the American
ote will repudiate responsibility for
shots that have crossed the line and
learly set forth that he and his gov
rnment agill regard intervention at
taco as a hostile act.
At no time since the receipt of
Secretary Bryan's note calling atten
tin to the repeated wounding and
lilling of resdeuts of the American
own has Gen. Carranza aypeared per-.
turbed, but he has had long confer
ences with those close to him, and, in
framng his i-eply it Is said he has
been careful not to let himself stand
in any uncertain light.
"Gen. Hill, Constitutionalist com
mander of the forces at Naco, is on
the defensive," continued Gen. Car
ranzo, "and, since his back was to
the line, it is dif~cult to see how he
could be responsible for the firing.
The Fact is that Maytorena's men
have been attacking and therefore It
abpar reasonably clear that they,
and only they, could have been to
"As a matter of fact I do not know
that the rights of American citizens
have been violated. It seems to me
that it would be well for the state
department to investigate the ques
tion In order to fix the responsibility.
"I remember similai- intaiceis at
21 Paso, wheb the idadero forces were
attacking there. In that case those
shots were for the most part the im
prudent and curious individuals who
locked to witness the flgthing as If
it had been a spectacular -show staged
for their benenit.
"As to the use of force( of which
Mr. Bryan talks, that is -something
the gravity of which I fear he does
nt fully apreciate. He says it would
not mean an invasion cf our territory
or a violation of our national sover
eignty. It would. And moreover it
would certainly be an act directly
against the Constitutionalists who
now hold the town, and If in favor of
the Villaists, who would be left free
to continue their operations. It
would be simply tying Gen. Hill's
hands and leaving Maytorena fi-ee.
"I sincerely hope that the good
friendship of the American people to
ward the Mexican people will prevent
the consummation of Secretary Bry
Bussiaps Out of Hungary.
According to Berlin nc-wspapers the
Russians have been driven out of
Hungary. The invaders had to send
most of their troops to West Galicla
to stem the Germanic advance there.
Submarines at Firth of Forth.
German submarines Wednesday
made an attack on shipping around
te Firth of Forth. Two are report
ed sunk by tbg forts.
Turks Bombard Batum.
Batum, a Russian seaport on :the
Black Sea, was bombarded on Sattur
Iday by the Turkish fleet Over 9e0(
men were kiled.
LYNCHED BY MOB
HAITON JAIL ATTMKED IN
M8DE Of Niar
WAS ACCUSED OF ASSAULT
Negro's Body Found In the Afternoon
of Following Day-Lynching Party
Worked In Secrecy and There is
Little Informatin as to Where
They Came From
Allen Seympur, who was accused
of attempting to criminally assault a
young white girl, was taken from the
jail at Hampton Wednesday about 1
o'clock In the morning by a mob of
probably 40 or 50 men, and lynched.
The bullet riddled body of the man
was found lying almost across a by
road leading from Hampton to the
home of his alleged would-be victim,
about two miles from this place, by
Sheriff Williams agd his party of
searchers, about 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon. It is supposed that the
mob turned the negro loose and told
him to run and then proceeded to
shoot him down, literally riddling
his body with bullets.
None of the people living in the
vicinity seems to know anything
about the killing of the prisoner.
one man stated to the sheriff that he
heard shots in the direction of the
place where the body was found, but
this is the only statement made by
any one as yet concerning the killing.
Acting Coroner Murdaugh and Dr.
. B. Harvey left Hampton after noti
ication of the finding of the body,
for the purpose of holding an inquest.
Seymour was at the" time of the
alleged attempted assault, and at the
time of his arrest, in the employ of
Gypsies travelling In that section. It
was suggested that Instead of a lynch
ing, the taking the prisoner from the
ail might have been a rescue by his
friends, but this was rejected by the
authorities as hardly probable, be
cause it was known that at least one
automobile was at the jail at the
The fact that an attempted crimi
nal assault was alleged to have been
committed did not become generally
known until Wednesday morning, al
though the affair that caused the ar
rest of Seymour. occurred last Thurs
day within four miles of Hampton.
The alleged would-be victim Is - 15
years old, the daughter of a white
it seems, from statements made
>y relatives of the young lady, that
Seymour' was in hiding in a pen near
a house in the rear di the residence,
which house the young lady had en
tered; that. he jumped up from the
pit peft and also started toward the
house, whi6 the young lady was,
when she saw him domfini she ran.
The- -man, it. seems, followed hef,
running after her, when the screams
of the girl attracted the attention of
Upon seeing that he had been ob
served and that assistance wo~ild be
giver his alleged would-be victim, it
is said that Seymour ran off. He
was arrested by four white men, rel
tives of the girl, and turned over to
epty Sheriff Llghtsey and lodged
n jail dan a charge df attempted crim
Se made several statements td the
aler and to iNputy Lightsey, the
ost important of which was an al
eged confession that he was going
after the girl, when he sti-tdd to
ards the house in which she was.
e also made statements, It is said,
o the effect that his purpose In go
ng to the house where the girl was
isiting was to steal clothing. When
he man was arrested he did not have
ny clothing except a shirt, he stat
ing that his employers had taken his
ther clothing and that he was freez
At 1 o'clock Jailer 3. P. Blewers
was awakened by some one In his
room who demanded the keys to the
jail. Mr. Mowers struck a match to
ascertain the Identity of the person,I
and as the light flared up the Intrud
er saw the keys on the, bureau at the
head .of the bed of the jailer, and
satching themi ab, he rushed from
the room, closed the dor? l.eading to
the hall and warned the jailer ict
to open the door. Seymour- was tak
en by the mob from the second story
of the jail and the keys left on a
table in the hall of the jail down
Jilei Btiwers states that as the
crowd was lesvitig be. opened his
room door and saw at. le&st 40 mnen.
He heard an automobile stirt and
leave. He did pot see whether or
not the persons were masked, as it
was very dark. He was shut tip in
his room and the door was guarded
until the purpose for which the crowd
came *as accomblished. The sher
1ff, Capt. Ben S. Williams, dnd his
deputy, 3. Herman Lightsey, wei'O
notified of the taking of Seymour,
and they immediately got busy. Wed
nesday morning the authorities
searched the county for some tangi
ble clue to the whereabouts of the
prisoner and the Identity of his cap
tors. Their activities resulted in the
finding of the body, but so far there
seems to be no clue to aid in the ap
prehension of the lynchers.
The alleged attempted assault oc
curred about sunset last Thursday,
December 10, at Lawton's, or Hall's,
mill, about four miles from Hamp
ton and two miles from Brunson,
where the young girl was visiting
relatives, her home being about four
miles in the country, toward Crocket
ule, from that place. The camp of
the Gypsies, for whom Seymour
worked, was near the scene. The
man stated to the jailer that his
home was at Ashton, In Colleton
county, which is about twenty miles
Ifrom Hampton. He was about 20
Iyears old and weighed about 150
pounds. There were six prisoners in
the jail. Only Seymour was taken
out. The cells and outer doors of
the jail were securely locked by the
rob after Seymour was removed.
There Is no excitement, and every.
thing seems to be the same as usual.
both at the scene of the alleged at
tempted assault and at the home of
Ithe would-be victim.
Damage Was Slightk
Tt in ofiecially renorted from Berlin
that the German vessels which born
barded Hartlepool, Scarborough and
Whtby were hit several times by the
coas atteries, but that the damagt
WHERE NAVY IS WEAKEST
ADMIRAL FISKE POINTS OUT
MOST URGENT NEED&
Says It Would Take Five Years to
Bring it up to Highest Efficiency
to Meet Hostile Fleet.
Five years would be required to
put the United States navy in the
highest state of efficiency to meet a
hostile fleet, according to a statement
Thursday by Rear Admiral Fiske be
fore the House naval committee. The
Admiral, who is chief of the bureau
of operations, member of the general
board and a former president of the
naval institute, said the navy was de
ficient in air craft, mines, scout cruis
ers, torpedo boat destroyers, subma
rines and and in number of trained
officers and men, and had no mine
Members of the committee were
particularly interested in Admiral
Fiske's views as to the possibility of
foreign air craft droppng bombs on
American cities. He expressed the
opinion that an attacking fleet might
begin sending its airships on bomb
dropping flights over New York from
a range of 500 or 600 miles off the
One foreign navy, which was not
named, the -Admiral said, was more
efficient than the American fleet in
gunnery. This, he declared, how
ever, was so only because the Ameri
can marksmen had not been given
adequate opportunity for 'practice.
In speaking of the "highest state of
efficiency" the officer explained that
he had in mind the state of a certain
unnamed power, whose officers and
men have inbred the spirit of a mili
"I doubt if in five years we eould
get the navy up to a state of the
highest efficiency," he said. "That -is
to the officiency that one of the na
vies of Europe now has. I have
heard some officers say it was doubt
ful if it were possible to br_ it up
to that efficiency."
The German raid on the British
coast was referred to. several 'times
nd the admiral suggested that if the
British had had five or .six fast sub
marines in- the vicinity of the attack
ed ports the possibility of the bom
bardment would have beezi reduced.
The officer gaid no enemy could
attack the Panama Canal so long as
the American navy controlled the
sea. With the fleet defeated, howev
er, he th.ought there would be no
security for this, "the most vulner
able part of our possessions."
"Couldn't you mine there as well
as anywLere else and protect the
mouth of the Panama Canal?" he
"Could you prevent a hostile fleet
from coming into the canal with the
defences there now?"
"I should say not."
The fortifications alone, he ex
plained, woufm not be sufficient "be
cause, a. hostile fieet could land men
a few miles away."
The admiitl said the European
war would bring dhanges that no one
could prophesy, and that among the
possibilities for an agreement be
tween some of the foreign nations
to let one another alone" on certain
cnditions, which 'might involve the
integrity of the Canal Zone.
Representative Gardner of Massa
husetts, will be the final witness in
the naval hearings.
German Crniser "Turns In" at Guam
and Waits for Peace.
Voluntary internment Monday of
the German converted cruiser Cora
morant and her twenty-two officers
and 355 men, at Guam, an American
Pacific inshla.r possession, brought
what promised to be troublesome
questions involving observance of
American neutrality to a promrpt ad
As soon as the navy department
learned that the Cormorant had put
into Guam, short of coal, food and
water, there was an Immediate dis
dussion of the extent to which the.
warship could replenish her supplies.
In view of Guam's remoteness from
any German port, the decision to In
tern was expected, but Captain Max
well, governor of the far-away nava'
statih, was immediately instructed
to obesrve sti-idt neutrality in all his
dealings with the Germnan command
The Cormorant Is a converted
cruiser of 5,000 tons displacement.
She was acquired by Germany from
R"sa. It is supposed the ship has
been employed by the Germans as a
cnmerce-detroyer in the Pacific.
Bryan Calls Conference of Pan-Amer
ican Governing Board.
Secretary Bryan announced Tues
day he had called a meeting for Wed
nesday of the commission of nine re
cently appointed by the governing
board of the Pan-American Union
to devise plans for a more vigorous
assertion of the rights of neutrals in
Although the recent naval victory
in the South Atlantic has put Eng
land in control e f the commercia!
situation, diplomats here are contin
uing their efforts to have all belliger
ent warships excluded from the
waters of this hemisphere.
Funeral Services in the House.
For the first time in fifteen years
a formal funeral ceremony took place
in the House Sunday whey Sereno E.
Payne, a veteran member from New
York, was paid the last respects by
Two Negroes Lynched.
Two negroes were hanged by a
mob of fifty men at Mooringsport.
La., Friday after they had confessed
to murdering a white man for rob'
Negro Burned at Stake.
Watkins Lewis burned to death at
Sylfester, La., Saturday, made the
fifth victim of mob vengeance ii
Louisiana in ten days.
Guitterez Orders Cessation.
Provisional President Guittere:
has ordered a cessation of all hostill
ties around Naco, saying the friend
shi of America must be retained.
SIX LIONS ESCAPE
BEASTS CIUSE PANIC IN TUA1U
IN M TORI CIT
FIiBTENS THE AUENLE
Six Trained Beasts Terrify ROW
Play House-One Shows Much3'
rocky and She D;a nAder Lesdem
Hail-e-Policeman Probably Fatal
Six trained lions escaped froMi
their cage on the stage of an Eas '
86th street theatre at New York
Thursday and bounding into the auf
dience, consisting principally of war
men and children, created a panic.
One lionness, Alice, largest of -th*e
pack, escaped, into a criwded atree
Policemen pursued her into the-ha--':
way of an apartment house, and 1a
shooting at her probably . fatallyc
wounded Sergt. Daniel Glenn. Two
other officers were -slightly wounded
by the claws 4f the beast. in.A battIs
at close range.
At sight of the lions hundreds of
persons in the theatre . fled,.,rem
ing, to the eiclts. Scoies fainted ant
many sat transfixed in-.their-seats.
None of the beasts, exo.ept Als
displayed great ferodity. Afew p -
sons who got in their path e
scratched, but none of them
Five ot the .animals were still at
large in the theatre when the last of
the audience escaped. In theirArush*
to safety spectatorsleft botnd aljf
sorts of personal belongings. Mean
time the beists roamed over
house from gallery to basement. An -.
hou- after the last spectator leftt
were rounded up in the lobby an4"
driven into their shipping box, aU
Three arrests were made '
charges of criminal Uegligence
ing the outcome of injuries to
wounded persons. Those in custoay
are Labelle Andree, the-llona''trin
er; C. A. Turnquist, their keeper,.
and George H. Hamilton, meioritof W
the attraction. The lions were own
ed by Francis Ferari, a showman.
The animal act Iad been nild:
and a song and -ance- qtartette helM
the.stage in front the first drop whe
the lions, about to be triasferred
from the steel exhibitIon. cage to
their.shipping- boxzescaped. Andrea
sreamed and Turnquiet,"cracking-a
whip, loudly shouted a his charged,
Frightened actors, actrese and
theatre .attaches . bega- climbig
Suddenly one 9f the lions walked
into the wings anid peered at theZI
uartette. 'Te'singng IEBa
As the singers started to retreat
Detective Peter Cahill, who'was-in
the audience, s w'the lion and shout
ed to the entertainers to-goon. O.
singer i-eturned and :beganf e;- sole;
Suddenly a lion came Into full vew
and' all control of the cudience was
The first lion ambled' upon ~the
stage, then a second, and In, a -min
ute more than six,/were clambering
into 'stage boxes and out Into the
audience. The orchestra kept p -
ing until the ions came down into
the pit. Then the musicians fed
der the stage.
Almost everybody in the audlance
had a different version of what the
animals did after they got among the
crowd, but hiearly all accounts agree
that they did not live up to the dan-.
gerous name of the "King of Beasts.
One caught up 'with Mark. McI~er
mott while he was hurryingi down an
aisle, so he lay down. The gnma
clawed him on the head and .his
wound appeared to be the most dan
grous that any of the beasts inflict.
ed. He was taken to a hospital.
The last of the audience to leave
the theatre were several women.
who, cooped up In a second floor
dressing room, signalled firemeR...
from a nearby engine house and were
carried down iadders.
A throng bad gathered outside the
theatre when Alice emerged, trotted
across to a street corner and camly
sat down. The crowd began .to shout
and ten policemen, .with revolvers
drawn, came rushing toward her.
She turned and went into an apart
Abraham Glazer, a photographer.
was working on the first floor of the
building. He opened the door to In
vestigate the noise outside and steer
ed into the face of the lionness.
Slamming the door he shouted for
help. The beast turned to a stairway'
and bounded up a flight. There two -
women peered from a doorway, saw
the animal, shrieked and slammed
the door. Alice then fled to~ the third
floor, where the police found her
seeking egress to ,the roof.
For more than ten minutes there
waged in the narrow hallway a flercis
battle between man and beast. Thir
ty shots were .nred into the now -en
raged lionness. Up and down the
stairway she raced, snarling - and
striking at her assailants- Finally
the leaden hail that rained into her
body ended the battle.
It was while the firing was at Its
height that Glenn was shot through
the back. It was thought he would
die. Two patrolmen were clawed by
the lion, one of whom was taken to
SAYS IT IS ONLY PRELUDE.
Von Buelow Declares German Navy
Will Surprise World.
On his arrival at Rome Prince 'Ton
Buelow, former German chancellor
and now ambassador to Italy, was
informed of the bombardment of the
English coast by German ships, but
showed no surprise. He said this
accomplishment had been arranged
prior to his departure from Berlin.
"This Is simply the prelude to
what the German fleet is soon to
undertake, which may astonish the
Twenty-five Lives Are Lost.
The wreck of the Dutch steamsr
Boger, off the Portugese shore, re
sulted in the loss of twenty-five lives.
To Avoid Extra Session.
Congressmen are determined to
complete their program before March
4, so as to do away with the necessitT
fanothe extra session.