Newspaper Page Text
TOMORROW you'll be sending orders to town for your tenants. We want that order. We'll carry your account if
you wish, 'till fall without any "extra charges." We think you'll find it cheaper to buy here in the long run, because
we handle nothing but FIRST-CLASS, WHOLE PIECE, GUARANTEED MERCHANDISE-NO JOBS-NO SEC
ONDS. Everything in stock marked in plain figures, and our PRICES ARE AS REASONABLE as ANYBODYS. Give us
your bill for all your wants, at any time-WE'VE GOT THE GOODS.
Dress Goods Silks
Shoes Etc. Etc.
MOO RE-WILSON CO.
.yt ii fi
FIRST AMERICAN BLOOD FLOWS I BO-FOUR IRIS DE III BAFFLE
E TO THE O. S.
(By Associated Press),
Washington, April 211-Marines and blue
jackets from Ihe American navy today took
thc customs house and a large section of Vera
Cruz with a loss of four killed and twenty
wounded. The loss of the Mexican garrison
was not officially known here tonight, but was
estimated at 200 killed. This was thc first
step in the program of reprisal by the United
States against the Huerta government for the
arrest of American bluejackets at Tampico and
other offenses "aginst the rights and dignity
of the United States."
First Opes Clash.
lt was the first clash between forces of the
United States and Mexico since revolution
broke out jn the southern republic in ?9?O,
and gave the Washington government a Mex
Though fighting had not ceased at a late
hour tonight, Rear Admiral Fletcher had warn
ed'the Federal cofnander that he would use the
big guns of the American fleet if his men did
not stop firing. The American forces had or
ders to fire only to defend themselves. The
United States intends to take no offensive steps
for the present. The salute to the flag which
Huerta refused will not be satisfactory repara
tion. lt is understood a declaration of apology
as well as a salute and a guarantee that the
rights and dignity of the United States would
be respected can alone cause a withdrawal of
the American forces.
Senate in Debate Long.
While American marines and bluejackets
were fighting, the senate debated the whole vessel of a big consignment pf anns; and am* hopes to avert war. With the taking, of the
Mexican situation before crowded galleries, munition for the Huerta government- ' j railroad a few miles inland from Vera Cruz,
The joint refution that passed the house sup- Germany In Gama. and the two customs houses/lt is believed no
porting the-president's proposal to use the ar- Secretary Bryan conferred with .tKc.j&r,.. gttg H$??m ^pv will ,b?, taken. " ^Many
hi '"Ii" 'u^^^?'T^^iZ, \"oc ftiini i?MM?-?mbassa4orr -Count von Bernstorff, and officials admit that offensive action by Huerta
my and nav-y to. obtain reparation was Being |$ Jg Qf the Gernian v. may draw the American forces into a confit/;
delvated in the senate at midnight with pros- emmen( w?1, be ?nttrDosed to prevent the con- ' No Milrti* Calla?, j '
peet of an all'night session. Many republican s?Knment from landing elsewhere in Mexico The militiamen have not been called on.
senators wanted ' the resolution broadened to and complicating the situation. The ship car- The national Capitol was thrilled with ex
authorize steps to obtain reparation for all r?es fifteen million rounds of ammunition and citerneni. Crwods thronged the senate and
offenses committed against Americans in Mexi- two hundred rapid fire guns'and thousands of listened to the debate. Newspaper bulletins
co. p I (%? rifles- ' . were eagerly read by thousands as were the
The pfefSdlnf went ahead on the authority The president conferred with the secretaries frequent extra editions. In executive quarters
of the ex?cut?e, in accord with precedent, be- qf war, state and navy early tonight. No army clerks and officers of the army and navy were
cause lie believed an emergency existed- < He orders were issued, but Rear Admiral Badger busily at work all night. Cabinet members
gave Rear Admiral Fletcher authority to seize was ordered to Tampico, where another cus- were at their desks after midnight and the
the Vera Cruz customs house to prevent the toms house may be seized. The president in- whol? executive machinery of the government
landing there today by a German merchant j tends io aci slowly to force Huerta to yield, and was adjusted to the Mexican crisis.
CAME HERE TO
Students From Clemton College
Paid a Visit to An Anderson
(From Thursday's Dally.)
Eight Clemson College students of
tho toxtllo niasses, came to Anderson
yesterday foi' tho purpose of Inspect
ing the Brogon Mills. Thc young men
were under LUM su>'.?nrvi8lon of Prof.
Cromer and from Anderson they went
to Greenville, In which city they were
also to go over a few of the toxtllo
The visitors hero yesterday wem
much Impressed with what they saw
at the Brogon Mill and said that their
text boles could hardly give them a
very clear understanding of such mag
nificent equipment as was shown
thom on their tour of inspection
through this modern mill.
Every ono of the eight declared the
Hmo spr.1t hor? wa? moat tn ..tr .?olive
and highly enjoyable feature.
National Drainage Congress At
j f??va?ir??K Ljstsns tc Gov.
Savannah, Ga., April 22. - Delegates
attending tho opening session of the
National Drainage Congress hero to
day warmly applauded the announce
ment that senators and representa
tives wno were on the program for
addresses were compelled to remain
tn Washington through a sense of
greater .duty to the people. Tho
morning session waa brier.
Covernor John M. Slaton. in wel
coming Ute convention, provoked a
demonstration on account of the
trouble at Ver? Crus.
President Edmund T. Perkins of
Chicago, and E. J Wstson of South
Cerollas briefly discussed the plan
and ?copo of (ho congress. Mr. Wat
eon asserted that Secretary ol tho In
terior Lane Itad expressed to him. the
hope tbat the Washington administra
tion would make national drainage
tho issue of paramount importance at
the next regular session of the federal
"1 have yet to find." said; Mr. Waft
Bo?. "ono man in public lifo who "op
poses thc reclamation ot on;- vast
area of swamp lands."
Members of tho convention wont
this afternoon as thc guests of the
city to Sebrec Island. '
R. W. TRIBBLE HAS
Becomes Sole Owner of tho E.
W. Tribble Company In -
lt. VA Tribble. heretofore president
arri Dart owner o? the R.--W. Trlhblo
Company, one of Anderson's leading
mercantile bouses, has. secured thc
entire stock of this company and ls
now solo proprietor of the business.
The concern wll hereafter bc known as
Ri W. Tribble.
Mr. Tribble ls just back from the
Northern markets where be bas been
spending the last few weeks, buying
an extensive line of goods, and he
says that this ?oannn will, bo one o?
the most successful that his firm has
ever enjoyed. He has bought his stock
anticipating a large business and says
that he can see no reason for being
I disappointed. . .
STALLION AT CLEMSON
The pure bned Percheron stallion
and pure bred Hereford bull recently
purchased In Illinois by Prof. It. L,
Shield- of Clemson college, have ar
rived at tho college. Prof. Shields will
secure native cows and native mares
fur breeding with these sires. Both
animals are of fine breeding and come
of prize winning stock. Experimenta
arc to be made with them for the pur.
pose of showing the fermera how to
grow into the live stock business by
the use of pure bred aires with na
Young Couple are Charged With
Murder of Two-Months Old
Spartanhurg, April 21.-Clyde C.
(.lenient, tho college boy who has
boon in jail hore Binee February 3,
jointly charged with Miss Ploda Pen
dleton, a girl telegrapher, with the
murder -of a t\wo-rnontfis-old baby
found drowned, will bo put on trial
Frequently swallowing and moist
enings hts llpe but otherwise showing
no nlgrni of - nervous tensions tho
youth, son of Robert C. Clement, a
prosperous North Carolina planter,
stood in the prisoner's dock for five
minutes and heard the clerk of court
rend in informal old English the sol
emn charge that be did away with
Virginia Vlrl Pendleton "against the
peace and dignity of the state."
"What say you?" asked the clerk
at thc conclusion of his long recital.
"Are you guilty or not guilty?"
"Not guilty, answered the prisoner
in a shrill-almost falsetto-voice.
"How will you be tried?"
"By dod and my country."
"Are you ready to conic "to trial?"
The lad smiled painfully when the
erde?! v.;.:; over and he was allowed
to step down from the dock, where
hp had been the focus of 2,000 eyes,
and taken back to Jail.
A colloquy between Judge Shtpp.
presiding, and Solicitor lilli, result
ed In Thursday aa being eel as tbe
date for the trial to begin. Judge
sh lop aald he set this date with tho
understanding that he would eater
tain motions for a continuance. Such
motions are almost certain to be made
by Clement'a counael.
The spectatora who hoped to see
Mles Pendleton tbe co-defendant were
disappointed. Her counael. Colonel
Alvin H. Dean, waived the formality
of arraignment. Solicitor Hill waa
Inclined not to accept the waiver, but
the matter waa allowed to drop.
Clement waa pale but otherwise ap
peared to be lo good health. He had
groomed himself carefully for his ap
pearance in court. His hair was fresh
If cut and his attire was immaculate.
Ile wore a new suit of blue serge.
tvJt?n;\kV.!s lawyers* will, yikttd or
waive nothing. They demand a Btrlct
and literal complianco with every .rulo
of jurisprudence bearing- on the case.
This attitude is expected to prolong
the trial well into next week.
The indictment against Clement and
Miss Pendleton was the iirst giv
en to'the grand jury yesterday. After
a tow witnesses had been heard a tru*
bill charging the two defendant* with
morder was returned.
PUT ON TRIAL
Man Who Attempted To Take
Life of New York Mayor
. Appears Crazy
New York. April 21.-Michael P.
Mahoney, who attempted to shoot
Mayor Mitchel and wounded
corporation counsel Prank L> Polk,
was arraigned to day. He plead to an
indictment charging him with attempt
ed murder in the iirst degree.
"I dont want any lawyer," the pris
oner Insisted, but Judge Mulqucen as.
lt is likely that Mahoney will be
committed to an institution for the
PLIES AND RATTLESNAKES
Atlanta, April 22.-With the Im
pending arrival of the fly season, the
city fathers and others Interested la
the public hesith anro endeavoring to
frighten Atlantians Into protecting
themselves properly with screens by
citing the fact that the fly is more dan
gerous than the rattlesnake.
They have found, they say, by ac
tual figures that where the rattle
snakes have killed dozens, the fly as
s spreader of disease has killed thous
There wit be more fly swatting this
rear than ever before, owing to'cam
paigns that have started all over the
country. A few more hot days la
Atlanta and the swatting will begin.
NOTHING TO HIDE
In Reply to Special Delivery Let
ter From the Governor Of
(By Associated ProsB.)
Washington. April 21.-Secretary
Garrison today concluded his corres
pondence with Governor Cole -Blesse,
of South Carolina over ihe revocation
orders establishing a summer maneuv
er camp for state militia and regular
troops at thc Isle of Palms. Failing
to receive a response to bis demands
upon Governor Blouse, Secretary Gar.
rison stated that the camp would be
attended by. the militia of North Caro
lina and South Carolina, Georgia and
Florida, and would be held outside
or South Carolina. Later he received
a long letter from Governor Biease to
which the following reply was Bent
"I cannot understand of what you
complain or why you indulge In sus
picions and imaginings concerning a
matter that ls entirely free and clear.
All communications between the di
vision of'militia affairs and tba Na
tional Guards of the several States are
held with the adjutants general. There
waa nothing done In the present- caso
that was not in accordance with the
custom and strictly in keeping with
courtesy and propriety. .
"It seems to me to be unfortunate
that you fielt Impelled to object to
this matter being treated In the cus
tomary way. bdt since you did, I bad
no other alternativo than to adopt
the.course, that I.did." ..
W. J. HARRIS FOR GOYKRNOK
fcx-Senator Will Make the Rare fer
Atlanta, April 21.-Hon. W. J. Har
ris, former state senator, and now
director of the United 8tatea census
bureau. Is positively going to run for
governor of Georgia, His formal an-,
noun cement may be expected In the
next few day?.
While no definite arrangements on
the subject have yet been made, lt has
been suggested here that bis probable
campaing managers will be Herbert
Clay, son of the late U. S. Senator
Clay and Hon. Jesse Mercer, former
editor of the Fitzgerald Enterprise
and former state game commissioner,.
An interesting coincidence in the
probable selection of Mir. Cia/ to lian
dle the campaign lies in the fact that
the late Senator Clay, before his death,
predicted that Harris would ene day
be governor of hlB state and United
States senator. Mr. Harris as a young
man, first becamo a public figure ss
the private secretary to Senator Clay,
a post which he occupied for 12 years.
It is understood that Secretary Red.
field, and the administration at Wash,
ingto do not think lt will be*tfetOBeary
for Mr. Harris to resign as director
in order to make the race for govern
or. Senator Harris Ms going to make
his gubernatorial race, it is under
stood, not as a candidate for the nat
ional administration, but on his Geor
gia record as a former member of the
state senato and a successful business
TA UFAD ADFDA
Many Planning a Trip To Atlante
For Gr ?i ni Offer* During
A number of Anderson, people are
planning a trip to Atlanta, next Week
for Grand Opera, when some of the
world's finest stars will appear there.
Portions of all the Unified States will
be represented and it ls probable that
the number going from thia etty will
be large. Ampngrithose who have al
ready announced their intention of
making the trip are: Miss Stranathani
Miss Anna Trtbble. Miss Eva Mayfield,
Miss Ruth- Whtklno,' Misa Ruth Fret
well, Miss Elisabeth Fretwell. Miss
Zenobia Welch, Frank Johnson and .
Clarence Healy. Doubtless theer will
be still others in the party when the
start ls made for the^Qcorgis city.
John Miclnnn, a Boston painter, fell
fire stories to the bottom of an ele
vator well, and was picked np smiling. <
He sustained a broken ankle and sc?- <
*ral bruises. .
Promoters Hair? Given,Up Their
Effort* ??J 3*y That Propo
sition WAI Drop
ThoBe Anderson men who have been'
working so earnestly during the last
fortnight for a new hotel In Ander
son have great np hope and said yes
terday that they were ready to throw
up the whole proposition and quit In
One of the gentlemen behind the
movement for a new hotel said that
he ls now convinced of the fact that
Anderson peoria do not want a new
hotel. He said that be had beard
numbers of them complain very bit
terly about the inadequate hotel faci
lities here but they showed bow much
they meant this when they turned
down the Richmond proposition. It
IR understood that the matter will
now be allowed to drop.
Pendleton Bemoertatle Clai*
The Pendleton Democratic club Will
meet on Saturday the 25th. 3
o'clock. . ? ] ? .
Samuel McCrary. President.
' -u.-, .
O O O O OO 'o O O 0;n n
o (By Associated Press) o
o Wasklattea, April Mr-Seab?, e
e ligara, charge sf the Mexican a
e eat bas say here, having received e
e. messages from Merdea Ct? a
a early la the day, lathaathaJ e
e that he might be reeaUed at any a
e sse meat, was Ja eon s tant expee- e
o tallon tonight that General ?
e Heerta would astir j him le re- e
e quest hts passports* la anti- ?
o elpatloa of his recall, Senor Al- e
o gara spent the day la getting e
o hts personal affects ia shape so a
e that ha ceaM leave the etty o
a promptly. e
t> 1 o
3 ?> OOOUUOOOOOO