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TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
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ANDERSON, S. C, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1914.
PRICE $i.S0 THE YEAR
BOARD pF EDUCATION
GRANTS COLLEGE PRIVI
LEGE OF STATE-WIDE
Trustees of the Institution Also
Given tho Authority to Issue
$75,000 in Bonds.
flpfcinl to The IijUiliamttdtf.'
CHARLESTON, ?fifj Dec 9.?After
considerable wrangling tbe state Bap
tist convention tonfght. adopted the
recommendationbf the board of Edu
cation to grabt 'Anderson college the
privilege of a State-wide canvass, for
the purpose of raising 1100,000 to meet
the indebtedness of the college and to
purchase new equipment.
In the petition of the board of . trus
tees to the board of education the. ex
clusive right of such a campaign was
asked. In. the recommendation,of the
board, or. education to the convention
the word "exclusive" was not mention
ed. The .argument hinged about ' this
some stating that It might cause trou
ble later.. Anderson, college is grant
ed the right. to' make ' a Etato canvass
only, but ' other ; colleges may: privately
solicit 'subscriptions. .
President Klnard, CapL H. H. Wat
kins, and Dr. Jno. T. Vines, made
pleas for the granting of permission
of the convention. The exact financial
condition' of the Anderson'college was
stated, and th? gentlemen put it up
to the committee that- if tbe conven
tion did not .wish to grant the request
the board Of trust?es; would be glad
to take the college \}f? the hands of
the convention. ,
f Besides the above; three gentlemei
Dr.- Cody oUQree^jm^- ^y ^
Jfpaes, of COjcer College, sprite'hd
in. favor I of pans leg the- recommend a
:tlo?," - **.?.*? : '> .. -\ \ ";
jFarmas University- is granted
privilege of extending its State-wide
canvass for eight months in order to
raise.;the remainder of its endow-'
m en t.. And er ton Co liege has the sole
r|ght- to conduct a state-wide cam-,
nalgn. While not unaninioas, the vote
wao overwhelmingly in favor of the
After this had boon passed Cr.pt.
Watkins Introduce" ? resolution..that
thb trustees of Anderson college be
allowed to issue, bonds not exceeding
?75,000, to bo secured by mortgages
on the property of the coll?ge. This
money is to meet the expenses and to
improve .the .ipBtitution.v,; This was
passed with no discussion. '
By understood agreement Green
ville ; county is not tn be canvassed
on account of the G. P. C. Anderson
was greatly praised In raising money
for her college and the value was
stated, to be now $198,600 and assents
at/S56,6?5? 1 .
The- association authorized ?bo
changing of the name of th? Ureeh
vlUe Female College to that of Green
ville. Vtouan's College:
. w??> pr?s*-.
Mattbowe; pastor- of Wt?-^ntrai .Bap^
tlat church of Grechviile/the speaker
an's college. .
30 <r'ministerial education
htedi byVth?'-ltev, 0. " T.
?kr^m?Viim&a University and
tlrcenvllle P?dal? College..and the
Anderson Collen'.? were i presented.
Th? matter ot MJnp?ign for
th? Anderoon ^College precipitated a
long discussion; wbtch was partici
pated in by President David M. Bam
say of the Greenville Female College,
Hon. B. M.. Shilman, of the boar* of
trustees of the lps?tutioh, Btev; J. P.
VincB, pastor Of , the First Baptist
church of Anderson ;. Pr?sident Ji P.
Klnard of th? Anderson College/tod
Captain H.;Hf.WatlilnB. of .the board of
trustees of tbe Anderson institution.
'. ? ?-> ' >-1??
?iONDON.VP?c; 1^(1181, A.
Excbatke Telegraph dispatch
m Amsterdam *?ays:
"T"li6 latest bulotln Issued in Ber
lin says Emperor "Willlatn'a condition
ja?;Wpiftnged. and he h?s beeu unable
to ':???r*-::S?5CW. ^^?Ji?ver has not
"t^ThT^Pcroti received a report of
the military luUuaUan. but. wbb too
weak to give^any instructions.?
- . ' < : :, ? '
Jews ?r#ea Jfroi? '. ?Ui????&}.
; mately&,W?&l?&*in have boon dri*.
eh from the\rl<ofc\>sMn Poland, accord
ing, lo a caMe^?-jim from the, Petro
grad office of-th? Jewish Colonisation
-A??^tion, ra^do flCblie hero today
by the At^rti^n JMrish Relief.Com
ralttee . All of them are suffering,
the messes said. >V\.~.
No Prospect of
Settling Ohio Strike
(By Associated Pre**.)
CLEVELAND, 0.. Dec. 9.?That
there ls.no immediate prospect of
settling the strike of 15,000 coal min
ers in eastern Ohio was indicated to
day when the Ohio Coal Operators'
Association issued a statement' de
claring their mines would not be re
opened until the miners agreed to a
wage scale "in line with other con
tracts which they have-made in com
petitive fields and which 1b not an
increase over last year."
COURT SETS DATE FOR LE'
M. FRANK TO BE PUT TO.
FRANK MAKES b
Denounces Spirit of Mob Violence
Which Pervaded Court Room
at His TriaL'
\ (By Associated'PptaO -
- ATLANTA? OA.} De<?: ?.-^-Leo
Frank today was' sentenced; in
FUltbn v. county ?uperior ;,au
.ftfaagea?n Friday Jaihiutry i-,
j^^er'b^ro-??.. April, lOiS.- of ?
pfogari, : a 14-year old factory 'girt'* a
Beftire receiving sentence, v Vilich
was pronounced by .Jiidge Pcii JJ. mU.
Frank made a statemsut to the cour^
denouncing the "spirit of mob violence
which peiraded thp- court room" at
his triai; declaring his death would
lay an indelible stain upon Gcoegia's
name for Justice,0 and charging' that
James Conley, the negro aweeper at
. the factory of which Frank was supc, -
Iin ten dent, and who .was the State's
principal, witness against Frank, had
_ committed perjury.
The statement was as follows: >;~rffl
"May it please. your honor, this is
a momentous day?a day of far reach
ing importance to the'State of Geor
gia and to the. majesty of the law. even
than to myself, for under the guise of
law your honor is about to pronounce
words that will condemn to death an
innocent man. Transcending in im
portance the. loss of my life Is the In*,
dellble stain and dishonor resting CTr
on the name of the State by reason ua
its judicially murdering an Innocent
roan. The Jury's verdict of August 26,
1913; finding me guilty qf the death
of Mary* Phagan, did not then, and does
not now speak the truth. I declare, to
your honor and to the 'world that that
verdict was made in an atmosphere
seething with mot violence and clam
or tor my life? a verdict based on e*-.*
dencc absolutely false which under
Other1 circumstances vA>uld not have
been'given a moment'o credence. .
i ''Your' 'honor,, I deeply sympathize
Wit? th? "parehto ; of Mary, pbagaal
The bruta that brought so much grlsS
Upon them has' plunged me into Bor
row and misery unspeakable,' and is
about to accomplish my undoing.
.*<*'But this I know, my execution will
thark the advent of a new. era In Geor
gia,,where a good name and stainless
honor count for naught against th?
word of a vile criminal ; where the
testimony of southern white women
of unimpeachable character is nrana
ed as false by the prosecution, disre
garded by the jury, and the perjured
vapor Inga of a black brute alone ac
cepted as tho whole truth; where a
mcb crying for blood invaded the court
room and became tho dominant factor
In what should have been a solemn
judicial trial. Oh, shame?* tbat.tteaa
4hiugs . be true I : ^ '
. 'iLlfd. ls very sweet to me: It is not
easy thing to giye rip the love of
dear opes, of wife and panentB, or
k;ven loyal friends. Though, this be
true,*: death, has no" terrors for toe. I
go to my end in the full consciousness
of innocence and in tho.firm convic
tion that, ns there IS a,God in Heaven,
my full vindication toust come soms
day; With the dawn ?f that, day, there
^jwn- jd- the people of -.Gel^gie
take, a mistake irretrievable--- the
rotation vjf an Innocent man,. a vic
tim of perjury, prejudice and passion/'
Today marts the third time Frank
has been sentenced to death ter tu*
r?wB?n g?rra :in?rder>' tftesente?ce is
In accordance with the state supreme
court's :retns*V to set aside the con
viction oh the ground. that Frank was
absent from the court room wheat**
verdict was returned,
^?t vrse leartted hero today that
Frank's attorneys have had under con
Stalwart Parihans of India Ready to Fight Germans.
. This,is one specimen of,the . kind
of soldiers sent to the continent of
Europe, by Great 'Britain'?q-'fight the
Germans. They are Parinahs, and
belong to an ??ictitr?ntior regiment
which has a reputation Irx ' India.
They are mhclf stronger, and Iargpr j British army in. India have^bee'n t?d
than the averose-^hdvd. In fact, and ?- - - n iea'
that they would do little In the field.
But those who have enlisted In the
the effects of generations ? of
ere. so weak j famine have to some extent "worn off'.
A British Squadron Has
The Southern Coast
er? Scharnhorst, Gncsii
Of Germany's Larges
(By Associated Pre**.)
, Or eat Britain, has evened the score
with Germany for sinking her cruis
ers, the .0004 Hope and Moutrtouth,
off Chile November 1. A British
squadron under Vice Admiral Sir
Frederick Sturdee has sent' to the
bottom off the southern coast of
South -AiiiBrica the German cruisers
Scharnhorst, '. Gnelsenau and Leipzig,
three, of the German warships which
defeated Rear Admiral Sir Christo
pper, "Cradock's men-of-war. Ac
cording to the official advices the
British ships have .given chase toi
two other GeraadsVUuo D?rnberg ahtf
the fight. jAnt'oiflciai 'diRpatcu irom
Chile says it is reported there these
two vessel* w?r?'T&dly damaged.
; "With., the s?^qrrp^ t?? Scharn
horot.i the German flagship, Admiral
Count v?n-Spee, probably,, found. a
grive' beneath ; the /wavesfaa,'.was the
case" with .admiral Craddocks for. air
tnoagh. the* official report says some,
of th? men of the Gnelscnaa and
Leipzig were saved, no mention was
made of the rescue' of any from the
On lend artillery duels and* Infan
try attacks are in progress aldag the
entire front in Belgium and. France
and battles continue at various points
in the east front Poland to the Car
, pathjans. ?n ?he south the Servians
claim the Austrian* are in precipi
tate flight before King Peter's forces
and' are ' losing heavily, in ' men, guns
and war stores.
Tne Ffeuch war office, claims that
in the western tonp the Allies at va
rious peints have rnado gains and
have strengthened tlio positions. - xe
taken: from.the Germans, From Ber
lin, however, comes a oeniat of this
and an assertion that the Germans n>
th? region of Nancy ar.d In. the fores}
of the-Argohne nave inflicted, heavy
losses on ,the Allied n
"Altboagh:. Petrograd . claims -tho
R?bbIa?s evacuated Lodz for strat?gie
raisons and without'tho Iosb of a sin^
glo map, Berlin maintains that the
German occupation or the eecond city
?i' A-_.:__?._?__ .?._*? .?..?.
i? furaon; no? otwuij/nmicu umy oj-,-.
ter enormous losses, had been aufter*^
by the Russians.
qreat Britain, accordingla pftclaV
adv?ee?, how. te-(??ihplote control
of that part '/>f Asiatic Turkey from
the junction of. the Tigris and Euphra
tes rlvors to,the:sea. This was ac
complished throughthe surrender of
the Turkish .'commander Subhf. Bey,
to Gwat Britain's In Uan expodltton
ary force operating af the head of 'th?
Persian sgnjifi, . -
-The latest bhrwrfn -issued. In > Ber
lin concerning the condition of Km
pew wimam saia heh^?b^: ?n<
Sent;to the Bottom Off)
of South America Cmis
senaiiand Leipzeg, Three
it Vessels. ." ' >.'
able'to leave bis bed arAl hi a fever
had. not decreased. -.' It- added the epi
perbr waa too weak to*, give, military
instructions. . v
Great Britain and Portugual '. have
signed ap arbitration' treaty covering
a period of five years. The statement
Is. made in the preamble that it is do
sired, to confirm the friendly alliance
which happily has, existed for ' so
long a period between them and
which might imperil or weaken that
^ LONDON; Dec. 9.?The victory off
the Falkland Islands, where the firlt
ish aquadron sank the German cruis
jers i; Schranhorst, ' Gnelsenau and
Lelp-Jg, and tho success of the In
dian , troops '. on- th? Gulf of Persia,1
where they compelled surrender ' of
a Turkish army, have for-the moment
overshadowed, so tar as England ia,
concerned, the larger ettehts -which.
have takenr. place on the continent of
Europe.' .-* _
;r The sinking of the German cruisers
materially lessens the menace to
British shipping, while th<j success of
Che Indian forces gives Great Britain
control of the Perelan . Gulf and the
delta of the Tigris -., and Euphrates
and threatens, that part of Turkey,on
which German railway, builders have
had;: their eyes, set for many years.
With this good news for the Allies
comes -"what is. considered hero -as a
favorable . French communication I on
operations in Flanders and France. -
Withdrawal of German trocps, from
the west to strengthen their armies
in the east'has enabled the Allies-to
resume the initiative along the front
reaching from the Swiss border to
the - North sea, and .while they have
not made any. marked advance, they
have been able, according to - official
announcement, to organise and con
solidate positions won during the last
few days. tThla has not been done
without opposition from th? Germnus
who claim to have inflicted -heavy
losaeB, particularly la the Argonno
MSd r.orth ?? rmncy.
Flanders now is consldorcd fairly
uafo from uerman attacks ' Which*,
when- they do .materialize, It I8 be
lieved here, will be directed more at
the FYench centers.
, Russia has' at last admitted the oc
enoatiort of Lodz bv the Germans, "but
in an official statement today. declar
ed her eoldier* evacuated tho city 15
hours before - tho Germane 'occupied
il changing their posIMon without th*
loss of a single man.
It is apparent from the various-of-'
flcfal reports that thoro are c'onvorg- !
snstSOerman movements on Warsaw
. (PONTINVKD : ON : PAOB PlV?!)
Former German Consul
Sentenced to Death
(By Ano-Jated Pr?s.)
LONDON, Dec 9.?Nicholas Ahlem,
former German consul In Sunderland
borough, and a. naturalized English
citizen, was convicted today by the
Durham assizes of high treason and
sentenced to death.
The grand jury of Durham assises
returned a true bill against Nicholas
Ablers on the charge of high treason
early In November, it was charged
that after the declaration of War he
helped German reservists leave Eng
land, for Germany. According to tne
indictment, Ahlers was naturalised lb'
1905. . '
Georgia's Share Will
Be Available Next Week
share of the1 ! $135,000,000 cotton pool
organized under the direction of the
federal reserve'board to be loaned'
to' cotton farmers, will, bo, available
for ubo some time next week, ac
cording to an announcement here to
day by the state committee Which
will superintend its dlBtilbutldn.
Loans will be ' made through the
Georgia banks oh a valuation of 0
cent? a pound. Georgia's share of
the fund amounts to approximately
Has Been Successful
(By Associated Pre**.)
PARIB, lVe.,9.?(7:21 p. m.)-^A
Havas dispatch from Nlsb,: Sorvia,
. "The crushing offensive' movement
of the . Servian army has been suc
cessful along the entire front.' The
Austrians are retreating In the
greatest disorder, losing a largo num
ber of prisoners' and cannon and war
. At one point alone the Servians
took 2,000. prisoner* and the band and
thc .f.ss of the zzna regiment"
Contracts For OR
NEWPORT NBW8 Va.r Dec.? ?.?
Contracts for. twr oil tank steamers,
costing ?1,000,000 each, were Awarded
:Vj4H? to the Newport News ahipbttltd
t; i.f and Dry Dock Com pan y by the
Standard .Oil Company. The now vos
ott will be 600 feet long, of 14,900
tons each and will make a spewjS?
IQ kpnts an hour.. They: *^nat be
completed within twelve moriUS and
thirteen months respectively. *
ROME, Dec. 9.?President Wilson's
message to congress bas beert recelv
eu hero with general satisfaction. His
reference to the United States as the
"champion of peace and of concord"
and his statement that this reputation
as a peace-loving nation might bring
the country the opportunity "to coun
sel and obtain peace in the world and
reconciliation" is taken here- to indi
cate that tho United States Is ready
to ub6 its good offlccB for the restab
llehment of European peace.
Will BE WED
MEXICAN FORCES MUST!
CEASE FIRING INTO AMER
U. S. GOVERNMENT
[To Remain on American Soil and]
Return Fire Would Not Be an
Act of War.
JTON, Deo. the con
tending Mexj^ force* opposite Naco,
$?is., do not ?e??o firing into Jx?qtV
can territory the three batteries of
fieid artillery sent t? the international
line wll be ordered to retsra the fire.
This, is the United States Govern
ment's determination, It became
known tonight after a full discussion
of the situation by President Wilson
and his cabinet. No .specific orders
have been given, but while Brigadier
General Taajcer H. BIIsb, who was di
rected to proceed to Naco, with the
field artillery, is en route there, offi
cials expect an answer to the sharp
warning 'given to Mexican factions
battling across the border that bullets
and shells must not fall on American
No act of "aggression" is contem
plated, a statement made by the
White House today said, but officials
draw a distinction between aggressivo
and defensive action. For cavalry or
field artillery to cross the Mexican
line or open fire first would constitute
an act of aggression, but to remain
on American soil and return,the fire
of the Mexicans is, In tne opinion of
high officiais, ? measure ' of . defense
fully Justified and riot an act of war
! The White House statement Issued
by Secretary Tumulty after a confer
ence -with the President was as fol
> "It has been thought wise to streng,
then "the forces at Naco because of
tho recklessness of the contending
factions there in falling to. control the
direction of their fire. Of course, no
aggressive action is contemplated.'
It was explained at the war depart
ment that the artillery ordered to
Naco could fire over the Mexican town
into the lines of the Mexican factions
which insisted on firing into Ameri
can territory. This Is the plan should,
warnings prove futile. The general ex
pectation however, is that no such
contingency will arise. > ~
The Washington government's ac
tion constitutes a precedent for the fu
ture and was taken to mean that any.
firing into American terrltoiy along
the border would be met by similar,
steps. Mai>y telegrams had come tel
ling of injuries resulting from stray
bullets ' end at yesterday's cabinet
meeting, where the telegrams , were
discussed, it was understood that the
determination to put an end to such
occurrences was emphatically ex
Rafael Zubarnu Company. Carranza
agents hero, issued a. statement to
night charging the Maytoreaa garri
son at Naco with responsibility, for
firing across th? border and chali*ng:
inc ?overiicr l?sytovstia v?. b?a?u
of Oerierai Hill* the Carransa com
mander, to withdraw into the inter
ior of Mexico tor a pitched battle. lie
made public ? telegram from General
Hilt declaring the American military
authorities at Naco, Aria,, were, dis
criminating, in favor of Maytorena's
"Bullets from oar enemy are coii
stantly causing damage to the Ameri
can town; but we are held recponsl
bie for it. due to the discrimination/'
the message said.
"The families of our, chiefs and of
ficers, and many of. our :soldiers are
living in Naco, ArixV Under these cir
cumstances you can flee how reasonable
it is for us to avoid firing toward tho
United States." .
ENTIRE BLOCK OF REINFORC
ED CONCRETE BUILDINGS
BURNED OUT BY
OUT OF WORK
As the Inventor Stood WatcJr?g
flames He Said 'TB Start All
Over Again Tomorrow."
(By AMoctatad IrrtM.)
WEBT ORANGE, N. J? Dec. fJ,?Flro
destroyed virtually tbo entire mala
plant, of the Ed loon company hero to
night, oauBlns damnge estimated at
nearly $7,000,000 with Insurance that
it is expected wilt reduce the Joss to
approximately 16,000,000. | .
An entire square block of mod?ra
reinforced concrete buildings which
were supposed to be fireproof -^ea
burned out by the flames. Tht oaly
building saved in the block Va. the
laboratory building, containing valu
able scientific machinery under Imme- '
dlate euporlntondcnco of the Inventor,
Thomas A. Edison. Especial, efforts
made to save this structure were suc
cessful. . :
It is esimated that 8.000 men and
women will be temporarily . thrown
out of work because of the fire. In
all about 7,000 persons were employed
at the plant, but as the storage bat
tery building across the street from
the.main plant, was caved with other
buildings nearby,, it will bo poaslblo
to keep something, more than half the.
. Four nroraon -were. Injured fighting
the blatte and were 'takon'to a hospital.
"Although I am mV?;tnan<07 yeare
of age, 171;--'..?tart ?l e*?r.T a*sia t?^
ty Well burned out; tool
morrow there v/lh bo a .
here and. the debris r/Ui
away it It I* cooled ittffcde?iifrs?? I,
win go right to work to reconstruct
The inventor expressed hitnsetf thus
as he stood Watching th? fi?mes Uok.
up building after building of his mam- -
moth electrical plant, started, It Is
thought probable, by an explosion' In
the inspection building, one of the
smaller frame structures, Tain build
ing was quickly a mass of flames and
the fire spread rapidly.to other struc
tures. Chemicals In some of the build
ings made the flro fighting extremely
difficult Explosions CC??rrv? fre
quently. All employes at work in var
ious buildings escaped., k ,
In all eleven buildings In th? main
plant were destroyed. The " buildings
destroyed included those occupied by
the New Diamond Diso Company, the
one occupied by the Kinotophono Com
pany and the b?ltding which housed
the Bates numbering machines, to
gether with the Edison primary bat
tery building. - the talking 9 machine
building and the administration huild
* Fire departments from Orange, East
and South Orange* Elcomfleld, Mont
clalr and Newark rosponded to a call
for help, hut were badly handicapped
by lack, of aufflclont pressure, Electric
fight Wires of .the town went oat; of r
commission when tbo power house at
the Edison . plant was destroyed,
plUhglng the place Into darkness.
From th? blazing electrical plant it
self, however, thoro ohot up >x>werlng
flames which illumina? ? iue country
for miles around.
Mr. Edison was not at the v "ant
when the fire started, but bo soon
appeared and assumed personal
charge of directing the forces combat
ting the flames.' Ho was especially
anxious regarding the laboratory
building and when be found thst- it
probably would be Impossible to save
the greater part of tbo rest nt the
plant he bad- the effort of the fire
fighters centered upon this structure.
In the meantime much of the valuable
scientific apparatus, drawinga, modela
and other treearred aotMsifonSof the
Inventor in this building.as could bo
readily moved were carried to a place
of safety. , . ."
Aftev the fire Mr. Edison mr.do tho
estimate' of the loss entailed.;
Thirteen Killed by ^ 11
mine, workers were klUed In the
Diamond shaft of tho Deiawaro, Lack
awanna and Western Cowrany here
today when a box of fiyna.Alto being
lowered into the mlno wfth 1,3 men1
exploded, wrecking^ tn^!igj|oendtnc
carriage amV hnriing Tiv??viii ta
the bottom et.the shaft. Oho man es
caped alive. ' 4
BUENOS AFRES, Dee. 9,-^Threo
German merchantmen were sunk by
Brlih?z *>r ^apanqse wersbips off the
coast of Terra del Pdega, the south
ernmost extremity of South Ataertc*.
last Sunday, according to adYlces Just
received here. '\r''-'^iv