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TUESDAY AND FRJDAY
iWfikljr, Kslabllslifd 1K?0? Rnlly, Jan. IS, 1914.
ANDERSON, S. C, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR,
ATTACKS ARE REPULSED
AT ALL POINTS WITH
HEAVY LOSSES., v
Both Armies Make Futile At
tempts to Drive Back Each
Other Without Success.
LONDON, Dec:. 2G.?Neither the Aus
tro-Gcrman offensive operations
against the Russians nor the Allies'
attacks on the Gorman lines in the
west have made an apprecintbel prog
ress, although lighting continues
along the greater part of the two
fronts with unabated intensity. In
both cases the attacking armies ap
pear to have run full tilt against al
most impenetrable lines.
The Germans, in their official re
port, announce that- they have ceased
their attacks on the llzura river,
which, wit htho Russian masses be
hind it, stJ<inds across their direct
path to Warsaw. They are now try
ing to find a way to the Polish capi
tal along lho Pllica River, a consider
able distance south of Warsaw. .
Fog has interfered with battles in
Flanders, but along the French front
the Germans have been delivering
tierce counter attacks. In these, as in
the Allies' attacks, the losses on both
sides have been considerable hut
heavier, on the side which has been at
The slowness of the Allies progreV
is explained in London as due to the
general start's refusai to sacrifice a
great number of soldiers. They are
satisfied with small successes through
artillery practice, which in time, it is
pointed out should prepare the way
tor a general forward movemeut.
According to information from Con
stantinople the Turks, under advice of
tho Germans,. are : -foi'lifyinp .. their
shores In th? Gulf of Saros. and on the
Sea of'Marmora, indicating that they
wxpect visits frona the allied flcotB.
GIFTS WERK ACCEPTABLE.
Thtmks Extended to Wilson for Pres
ents to Orphans.
WASHINGTON Dec. 2th?A dispatch
to the Austro-Ilungnriuu embassy
from Vienna today announced the em
peror had expressed thanks to Presfc
dent'Wilson through Ambassador Pen
tleld for the American Christmas gifts
distributed yesterday' ismong soldiers'
Tho dispatch explained the retreat
from Servia as tho result of had
( AUGHT IX STORM.
3Ien in Launch Mnffor llar?sklRK From
NEWPORT NEWS, Va, Dec. 26.?
After a 24-hour fight in a blinding
snow storm B. R. Cofer, N. T. Cofer
and Thomas- Bra ban d. local business
men, were rescued today after their
launch had been driven ashore near
Fishing ' Point, ou the - Jamen River
near here. Physicians from Smith
Held went to their aid in automobiles.
.. Tho three men left h?re yesterday
morning at s o'clock in a. 40-foot
launch for SmlthBeld, where ihe. Cof
ers had been called by the death of
their mother. They failed to reach
their destination and dozens of
launches went out this morning to
. search for them. .The launch was not
equipped with heating apparatus or
supplied with food, as the party had
expected to make the trip In two
hours, '; The men1 are safd' to have suf
fered greatly from oxposuf?.
Reserve Banks Statement.
WASHINGTON; Dec. 26.?The week
ly statement of the 12 federal reserve
banks at the close of business Decem
ber 24,'shows a slight increase.in re
serve deposits and' a slight decrease, in
loans and discounts.
The total..resources were about 1.7
million 'dollars larger than tho pre
vious week, the increase. being due
mainly to larger amounts of federal
reserve'notes in the hands of the New
York bank. Net deposits show a gain
equally large,- cosh resouracea ;jhow
a slight gain, and rediscounts * de
crease-of about a halt million dollars
aH .compared with the ^previous week's
totals. Hardly any change' is shown in
tho figures of not. circulation of feder
al reserve notes, though reporta-pf ad
ditional federal reserve notes were is?
sued to the banks during tho week..
XONE WERE K1 LM;1>.
? - - '
Cor Turned Orcr Twice on l'mbanlk.
aient j Six Persons .Injured.
HAF/TFORD, Mich., Doc, 26.?Al
though the rear coach; carrying more
than 30 persons on n Kalomnzoo. Lake
Shore and Chicago passenger train,
was hurled froth-the track- here tc~
hUrht arid 'turned over twice m a do
scpnt down n'alesp embankment, only
rJx passcngoro were injured and nono
freight train knocked tho tar
Conditions That Are Equal If Not
Worse Than in
WASHINGTON. Dec 26.?Cnnrtl
IIOOH of famine and suffering in Mexi
co, said by some to rival the dlstrcHa
in the European theatres of war. were
described In reports issued today by
the American Hod Cross.
Consul General Hanna sent the fol
lowing message from Monterey:
"There la an alarming shortage of
staple food supplies. Several outlying
towns are uppeallng to me for help.
If tho winter keeps cold there will ho
great suffering. 1 need two thousand
cheap blankets. After four years of
war this whole eountry Is shorr or
The consul at Matamoros said:
"The conditions in Europe which
shock the civilized world have exist
ed here against our borders for four
years, unconsidercd. Mexico is peopled
with widows and orphans and famine
is in the land. One seen it daily in
emaciated forms and shrunken checks.
Many have died on American soil dur
ing the past year, ostensibly from ob
scure diseases, but actually from star
vation, und there are hundreds of
children who never have had suffi
cient food in their lives. The sound of
laughter and playing children Is still
ed in Mexico.
"They have endured much, but now
has been reached the end of even their
stoicism and from the east and tho
west and the south corses a cry for
"T..cre is need for food and cloth
ing and medicines. The need is pres
sing. Arrangements have been made
whereby supplies can be distributed
from the American consulate at this
place to any locality in Mexico."
The Red Cross a short time ago, on
an appeal from Rear Admiral How
ard, sent $1,000 worth of food to Aca
pulco on tho west coast.
BOLD SCHEME FAILED.
Robbers Caught After Procuring 3Ion
ey in Rarjug^Hnnner.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec 26.?Chris
tian Jouget, -a- - carpenter,^ was-Heft
bound and gagged in his home tonight
after'two men had compelled hi m to
make out a check for $400 payable to
his wife. Mrs. Jouget then was com
pelled to accompany- one of the men
to a bank, where she procured the
cash. She turned the money over t/?
the bandit who had kept her secretly
covered with a revolver.
The police arrested the men and re
covered the money. Peter Modonlor.
22, wns one. The other man refused to
glvo his nafe.
Britishers Fall In Effort to Blow Up
BUriLIN, Dec. 26.?The German ad
niirality made the following tuiuoun'ce
inent today: . I
"On December 2i"< eight British ships
made a dash into a German bay. Hy
droplanes, convoyed hy them made an
advance against tho mouths of Gor
man rivers and dropped bombs on
ships lying at anchor and a gas tank
near Cuxhaven, without hitting them
or doing damage.
"The hydroplanes were fired at and
withdrew .in a westerly direction. Ger
man airships ' and aeroplanes recon
noltered against the Bhitlsh forces and
succeeded in hitting with bombs two
British destropers'and one other ves
sel of the convoy. On the latter fire
"Fog prevented a continuation of
FLYNN TONS MATCH.
Davis Knocked Ont in the Seventh
BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 26.?Fireman
Jim Flynn knocked out George ("One
round")' Davis, of Buffalo, In the sev
enth round of a ten-round, match* hero
tonight Flynn weighed 186; Davis
185. Davis took tho count of nine four
times In the first round.
ARE AFTER NANCY.
Germans Continue to Attack French
Town with Female Name.
PARIS, Dec. 26.?3.r.f> p. m.)?A dis
patch received here from Nancy says
that a Zeppelin airship flew over that
city early this morning and dropped a'
total of fourteen bomb?.
Two. persons . were killed and two
Several, houses In Nancy wore
slightly dam aped, hut none of the pub
lic buildings were. Injured.
. BOMBS DO DAMAGE.
German Aeroplanes Drop Explosives*
Eicht Person* lining
PETROGRAD, Dec 26y? (Via Lon
don, 6:20 p. m.)?Eight persons were
killed and over 100 were wounded in
tho town of Sochaczew, Russian Po
land* today by bombs thrown' down
from Ovo German aeroplanes.
One bomb dropped in the mlddlo of
a crowd which was watching tho aviar
tors and in exploding It killed or
woond?d, virtually tho enUro gather
Tho market place in Sochaczew and
6 number of wooden houses .were act'
-\fi to and destroyed.'
Sochacx?w. is on'ihe Brur?r CO miles
west ot swarsaw.
TRAGEDY IN GREENWOOD
ON CHRISTMAS SAID TO
LIQUOR THE CAUSE
Ed Bead in Intoxicated Condition
Shoote Will Hughes, a
The following account is from the
Greenwood Journal under date of Dec.
Will Hughes, aged about 40, a for
mer resident of thiB city who return
ed about two months ago, was shot
and instantly killed Friday afternoon
about 12:30 o'clock in Mr. Joe L.
Maxwell's meat market by Ed. Bvile,
an employe of the market. The shoot
ing occurred in the presence of two
witnesses, both of whom. In their tes
timony at the coronorer's inquest,
I seemed to think that Huglfes lost hit;
life by the accidental discharge of the
"I wouldn't have done it for a mil
lion dollars," is one of the statements
made by Dcale. And, "Chiney, you
know it was done accidentally," is
another he exclaimed when N. G.
Goldman ran to the telephone to call
for a doctor. After being placed in
jail Dcale continued to cay that, the
shooting was purely accidental and
he wouldn't have taken the* life of
Hughes for the world. The prisoner
has shown every evidence of being
uerve-wrccked from the trgedy. When
his friends called to see him after he
was locked up he cried like a chilld.
The shooting took place a short
time after several men had been
warned by police offlcorn not to shoot
firecrackers and had left Dcale, Gold
man and a young man Robertson In
the store. Soon after this Hughes
went to thh market and the crowd
-gathered around the at?v^whed^i'?fffe-^
one shot another firecracker. Beale
.then said, according to one of the
jwltnesseB, that he believed he would
I do a little shooting himself, and- In
the next Instant Hughes cried, "Uncle
!Ed, you have shot me," and fell dead.
'The.bullet went just above tho left
I nipple and penetrnted tfc" heart and
Speedy Trial Guaranteed Two Mexi
cans lo Quiet Mob. .
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. Dec. 2C?Only
when Judge Chambliss pledged his
word that a speedy trial would be
given Frederico Gonzales and F. San-'
chez, Mcxlcsus, did a mob desist to
day in an attempt to lynch them whil ?
held on tho charge of tho murder of
Deputy Sheriff Harry. Hinten, of Llv*
Accordingly a special grand jurj
and petit Jury have been summoned
for 1 Monday ~t Oakville, to consider
the cases of the men. HInton was slain
with an iron, bar while serving meals
to the prisoners in the Oakville jail.
Sanchez and Gonzales escaped but
later were captured, A third Mexican
accused of passing the bar into the
I Jail was lynched.
Negr?e's Engaged in Pistol Duel;
Shoot Two Young Ladies
of That City. j
JONESVILLE, S. C, Dec. 26.?-Marie
Fowler and Myrtle Colemau members
of prominent local families, -were
struck by stray bullets when) Will
Haney (colored) and Cran ford Thomp
son (colored) engaged In a pistol duel
at the railway station-here today. Miss
Coleman is said to be dangerously
wounded, one bullet having passed en
tirely through her body. Miss Fowler's
hurts are reported to bo painful, but
not dangerous. The negroes, who are
In jail, probably will be taken to Union
for safe keeping as Indignation here
is general and county officials fear an
attempt at lynching. Haney Is said to
have been dangerously wounded. The
other negro was Injured slightly.
UNION*, S. C., Dec 26.?The two ne
groes arrested at Jonesvllio late to
day; for firing shot a which wounded
two white, girl's, were .brought to the
county .jail here for, cafe'keentner to
night Officials' say the -danger of an
attempt at lynching the negroes prob
ably la past . j
WILL ?PEX EXPOSITION. 1
Hr. and Mrs. McAdoo Vfffl Officially
WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. Secretary
McAdoo left Washington tonight for*
'San Diego, Calif., to open the Panama
California Exposition there, on the.
night of December SL Mrs. McAdoo
accompanied him. They will be-gone
until January 10. . _
ARE BADLY MIXED
Conflicting Reports of Fighting
and Repu.Voted Charges
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 20. ?
Secretary Bryan hl^I today that the
X'nlted Ktutes government was con
tinuing ha ulforls with the Gutierrez
government to obtain a general am
nesty for political offenders both in
and out of Mexico. He ' declared the
question of recognition'of the Gutier
rez government had not been consid
ered, and made it plain that the am
nesty had not been ' asked for as a
prerequisite to recognition.
Officials here are taking much in
terest in the safety of Former Gover
nor Iturbidc, who has left Mexico City
for the United States through the in
fluence of the American government.
General Falafox, a Zapala adherent
and member of the Gutierrez cabinet,
is quoted as saying that Iturbide
would be arrested if "caught before ho
reaches the border..; Should that oc
cur, it is probable urgent repr?senta
vions in his behalf would be renewed.
The United States [government Is
grateful to I! tu bide because although
an official under preceding govern
ments, he remained in Mexico City to.
protect foreigners and maintain order I
after the Curranza troops c\acuated
rather than make gocd his own safety
American Consul. Silliman at Mexi
co City reported today that General
Palafox had* issued a statement charg
ing that hp (Silliman), Special Agent
Leon Canota and others had accepted
a bribe of (iOO.OOO pesos to effect the
release of Iturbide.'
Mr. Silliman, in his report, dismiss
ed the story of the bribe as absurd.
Consul Canada's dispatches to the
state department from Vera Cruz to
day made no refere ace to lighting
there yesterday belwi en Carranza and
Villa troops, and oth jr sources of in
formation on Mexici n affairs here
woro without advice Ci
A delayed official I dlsp'uich from
Tampico reached (lie state department1
today giving additional information of
the fighting on December 23 between
the Carranza and Villa forces at
Ebano . station, nedapgtherc. The mes
sage as id- the. Currant- forces under
General Vclasco ware gradually fal
ling back In the direction of Tampico.
Official reports giving out at Carranza :
headquarters lust night said Villa's ,
t roops had been defeated at Ebano
At The Front ;
From Berlin comes an official re
port, on authority of the Germany ad-1
mlrality, of a raid by Britten warships
on. tho German coast. Cuxhaven, a
fortified port, and adjoining territory
appear to have been the object of the
British attack in which eight ships
and a number of hydroaeroplanes
took part. I
No details are given, beyond the
statement that ' German airships and
aeroplanes threw bombs on two Brit- ;
ish destroyers and one other vessel
of tho convoy, the latter being set on '
Both French and German reports l
of the battles in Belgium and northern
Franco indicate sharp fighting. In the
battles against British and Indian
troops near St. Hubert, the Germans -
report they captured 19 officers and
818 men, 14 machine guns and other
war equipment, and that the British .
left more than 3,000 dead on tho field.
The English asked for a cessation of
hostilities to bury the dead, which was .
Germany-has replied to the French
aeroplane attack on a village and the
dropping of bombs., on Freiburg, with
an air attack on the outskirts of
Nancy. Regarding this operation a
Paris dispatch pays a Zeppelin flew
over Nancy and dropped fourteen
bombs, killing two persona, wounding
several and slightly damaging houses.
This is the first report of activity by
a Zeppelin against a French city.
in North Poland, according to the
official German statement, east of the ,
Vistula, the situation remains un-.,
changed, but it is announced in the j
same bulletin that the Germans have ,
ceased the!? attacks on the Bzuru -,
river, which means that temporarily, .
at least, the advance on Warsaw from (
this direction has been checked. Ou,
the right bank of the I'll lea river,
however, German attacks have been
Petrograd reports continued fight- *
Ing on December 25. between the low
er courses of the Vistula and the Pin
ea and violent engagements In the
region bordering on the Pilica. Like
wise, there nas been Bevern .'fighting 1
with tho Austrlans along Uie lower i
courses of tho Nhln, whore the Bus- <
"lain: to have tchen niore 'than
4,000 pi-1 so nera. <
0 ,? ? i
o TURKISH TROOPS o i
o CONQUERED RUSSIANS o
O- v:.;. - o ,
o&? BERLIN, Dec 26. ?Reporta o \
o from Constantinople say tho Turks o i
o h?ve won a decisive victory over o \
o the Russianb in. the Caucnsun be- v>
? twcen.OUl and Id. o \
o OUI Is in th? Russian territory o <
o of Kars? whllo Id lies about 20. o i
O miles further eb?t?. In <^ie Turkish p
6 province of Erzeruto. o 1
DELICATE QUESTION OVER
Annexation of Belgiium, by Ger
many Would Seriously Com
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. ? The
United States government hud receiv
ed no notillcatlon late today from Ger
many that American consuls original
ly accredited to Belgium would he re-,
quired to obtain new exequaturs or
certificates of authority. uL'tll such a.
notice is communicated high officials
said thitt government would determine
no course of action. Officials regard '
the points Involved as of a delicate
In reply to u question recently as to
the statin? of Brand Whltloek. Presi
dent ^'ilscu replied that Whltloek
would remain American minister to
Belgium, even though he left tho
country indefinitely. Ho now is in
Urussehi dealing unofficially with the
German military authorities but is ac
credited to the Belgiun government,
whose seat is ut Havre, France.
The status of consular officers who
are given specified districts presents
a more complex problem. There has
been no general understanding on this
phase of the subject hut the precise
meaning of the term "occupation"
was established in a definition adopt
ed by The Hague conference or 18!>9.
By that definition territory is regard
ed as occupied "when it finds itself
placed in fuct under the authority of
the hostile army; the occupation only
extends to those territories where tho
authority is established and in a po
sition to be exercised.".
Should Germany formally annex
Belgium aud establish a civil authori
ty the situation would b<> further com
plicated as annexations during time of
war have not generally been recogniz
ed. Decisions of final peace confer
ences terminating n conflict usually
have been awaited by neutral govern
Officials here ore governed by a de
sire to take no step that would offond
the Belgian people. If tho German
military authorities, however, require
that additional exequaturs ho obtain
ed for American consuls, the Washln
lon government, .it was suggested,
probably would not . interpose objec
tions. . -Such certificates'would be re
garded as in a 'class' with military
passes, sate conduct and other papers
Issued by belligerent** governments
for tho convenience of ueutral sub
ectB. As consuls are essentially com
mercial repr?sentatives the question
of political recognition. It is thought
in many quarters here, may not be
In Mexico, where the United States I
recognizes no government, American
consuls act under old Exequaturs,
which wero signed by Madi.ro officials
and are not now recognized In some
parts of that country. The consuls,
however, have dealt with the do facto
authorities In each section, no matter
what faction such authorities rcpre-1
IN OLD MEXICO
Revolutionists Are Prepaying for
a Scrap Just Across
the Border. ^
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Dec. 28 ?The Car
ranza garrison of AguS Prieta, across <
the border, was busy today construct
ing new entrenchments and" wire en
tanglements in anticipation of an at- '
tack by Governor M ay tor en a, some of
whose troops retired before Naco to-.
3ay. - I
Colonel Gonuz, commanding Agua
Prieta, said tbo> Maytorena advance
guard was only'six miles away. With
reinforcements expected immediately,
domes will have 800 men. '
VIENNA, via London, Dee. 26.?
(11:65 p. m.)?Th? war department,
issued the following communication I
this afternoon: j
"After fwur days of heroic fighting '
Mir troops on December 25 took Usjok
Pass. In Gailcla the Russians con
tinued the offensive which began
some days, ago and recaptured with
mperior forces Krosno and Jaslo. .
"The situation romains unchanged
on the lower course of tho Donajec
River and along the Nida River. We
vre making progress south of Tomas
"In the Balkans quiet prevailed for
the last ten days, there having been
>nly minior encounters on the Save
ind Drlna rivers
. "Weak attacks were made Decem
ber 2* by the Montenegrins on Jhe ;
fortress of BJIek." i
AN OLD EDITOR
Admiral Dewey la .Now Retiring
WASHINGTON. Pee. 2C?Admiral
Dewey whs 77 years old today. Sccre- f
tnry Daniels, bis ald??s and members
of the navy general board culled on
him at. his home und found him In good
spirits und health.
"I feel very proud of tho fact." said
Secretary Daniele to the admiral,
' that you were appointed to the Navy
Academy by a secretary of the navy
from North Carolina, .Mr. Dobbin."
"I suppose," returned tho admiral,
"that's why I have been a Democrat
hi/cr since." Ho added ho was enjoy
ing life but that Henry Gassawny Da
vis had told him he slept too much.
"What time do you go to bed, Mr.
Secretary?" ni<ked the admiral.
"Before 1 came to Washington,
when I edited a morning newspaper I
used to get to slocp about, 3 a. in."
said Mr. Daniels. "I have reformed."
"I have been retiring every night at
10 o'clock," said Admiral Dewey, "and
I am up at 5 o'clock every morning
rcuding tho nowBpapers before any
body else in Washington. Mr. Davis,
however, who is 02 years old, and says
I'm a mere boy thinks I'm missing
half of life by going to bed bo early."
The admiral took his customary
drive during the morning then receiv
ed a number of olliclals and friends.
THE COLDEST VET.
New York City Huh Coldest Weather
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.?A minimum
temperature of four degrees and a
maximum of 16 gave New York Its
coldest day of the winter. Tonight tho
thermometer was rapidly on the down
grade again, registering 7 degrees at
There waB Intense suffering In the
poorer quarters and three deaths oc
c*jnrcd from exposure. Tho Municl
pal Lodging House, with a capac- ? of
?,000 persons, wbb filled early and bo
fore midnight.more than 400 addition
al applicants had been lodged in tho
annex on the East River pier. * *
JAPAN GAINS TERRITORY.
Half of Island Given by Bossla In Ex
change for Munitions of War.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.?The Japa
nese embassy today received official ' i
advices from Tokio that Russia has 1
ceded to Japan its half of the island of i
Sakhallen for some heavy guns. The |
Island was officially .Hussion - until
September. 1005. The southern half I
was ceded to Japan by the terms of, i
tho treaty of Portsmouth.
BANDIT 18 KILLED
Shot to Death by IN ? Iceman During a
(By Associnti-U Prew.)
CLEVELAND, Okla., Dec. 26.?An
unknown bandit was killed. Chief of ,
Police W. S. Fentor. *m.s shot through (
the leg and two citizens were wound
cd in a sensational battle here touight ,
resulting from an attempt to hold up
20 men In a billiard room. '
Fenton was . passing the place and I
saw the men Inside with their' hands (
up. The bandit was making thorn tons <
their money upon a pool table. The 1
policeman stood In the front door and f
emptied his revolver at <the robber, '
who returned' the Are. Fenton was ! c
shot through the leg. two other men ' i
received 'flesh wounds and a bullet
pierced another's hat.
The chief rushed out o/ the place,
secured another, revolver and met the
blood-covered robber as he came out
of the rear door. Lying on the ground,
Fenton riddled the fellow with bullets.
The dead man was about 26 years old
and used a white silk handkerchief
for a mask.
Made Getaway from Tuberculosis
Camp nt Atlanta.
(By AiaociatMi Frew.)
'ATLANTA, Ga? Dec. 16.?F?d?rait
prison guards and the local police to-,
day .were looking for two ,convicts
who escaped from the United States
penitentiary here la<it night. The con
victs are Hiram Lepper, sent up from
Baltimore last May under .16 years
sentence for counterfeiting, and Tom
Daley,. sentenced , to five years from
this city for postoffice robbery.
Tho men had been confined in the
tuberculosis camp of the prison and
escaped by scaling tho walls by means
of an improvised ladder. '
A DISASTROUS FIRE
Savannah has Conflagration Causing |
Loss of Many Thousands.
SAVANNAH, Go., Dec 26.?- Fir.
which burned for five.hours In thej
business section here early today de
stroyed the building and atVk of
Marcus & Co., a department store,1
and damaged the-adjoining dry good r
establishment of SL Mirsky. The loss n
was estimated at $100,000.
BRISTOL.Va.-Tehn., Dec 26.? ?
Bradley Davidson, 18, tho son of a ?
prominent family of southwest Virgin- t
ta was accidentally shot and killed to- v
night at Olado Spring, 40 miles from
here, by C. Alttrman, Alttrman, It r
Was aa id was h and Un g Davidson's pis- |]
toi when- it exploded, killing him tu- s
rllNOR UPRISINGS REPORT
ED OVER PHIL1PINE ISL- .
ANDS ARE QUELLED
Authorities Are in Full Charge and
Have the Situation Well
MANILA, Dec. 26.?Eight Pill-.
pinoB have been arreutcd en the
charge of sedition as a result of an
ibortive rising in Manila and Its en
virons on Thursday night. Further
wrests are probable.
From army sources it is learned
that a general warning was sent to
ill' officers Thursday afternoon- stat
ing that fully ten thousand Filipinos
In Manila alone were ready for a con
certed attack on Fort Santiago, the
Uuartel Espana, the Cuartel Infun
eria and the medical depot. The mill
:ary units were immediately prepared
ind a street patrol was started at
Constabulary agenta who are mem
bers of the secret societies disclosed
the plans for an uprising, thus en-'
ibllng a forco of constabulary and po
lice to disperse gatherings at Bagum
Ktyan. Paco and Navotas, near Mala
jon. At Caloocan a squad of Ameri
can sailors seized chairs when a force
sf Filipinos approached a dance hall
'n which they were gathered and,
using the chairs as weapons, routed
the Filipinos, of whom quite a number
The rising was evidently poorly or
ganized and lacked ' leader*: It waa,
composed for the most psit of persons
implicitly -trusting the word of ' Ar
temio Rlcarte, a vovnlationary, who
conducts a continua), propaganda from
Hong Kong, to which place , bo wah
banished by the American, authorities
some time ago. Rlcarte it in otaled,
id vised that tho anU-AmerJcan at
tempt be made on Christinas ovo,,
when the American office would be
expected to celebrate the holiday.
Reports from tbo provinces tell of
minor risings and occasional violence,
but details from the sections are lack
The situation today, from, all ap
pearances, and according to official
Uatements,. is well under control of
the military authorities.'
Governor-General Francis Burton'
Harrison ii?p j???i?i le \Ht eu cS?~
Mai business'and Winifred T. Denl
jon secretary of the interior. Is In
charge of affairs, pending Mr. Harri
Reports from Navotas, six miles
10 i t h of tho capital, spy that slmul
aueously ,wltb the outbreak St Manila
Christmas eve thirty men entered the
nunicipal building, uelzod three po
le emeu on duty there'and tried to
>pen the safe.
Later the Filipinos seised attend
ing conducting midnight mass and
raptured the Filipino governor. Moi
ndres. When polico reinforcements
irrived the revolutionaries fired a
oiley and then retreated: Later they
txchanged shota with unothor forco
tnd in this engagement the oonstahu
ary succeeded in arresting ten men.
In all 21 Filipinos wero taken prts
ners at Nattotas.
The nationalist newspapers accuse
he other political parties of foment
ng tho revolution and they, also hint
bat some Americans trere concerned
n It in an effort to quash the Jones
Jill, which contains provisions for a
greater measure of self-government
or the Islands.
The authorities today are in full.
ontrol of the situation and consider
ho incident closed. . . i-' .
Hither the Taxi or Driver Must Ha fo
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.?A tsxlcab
containing throe nue tonight tore
hrough the iron rail fe ico whl?h. asp
ir?tes the Long Island l?llroad tracks
rom the roadway of Alantlo avonus
n Brooklyn and fell 20 foot into the
w?.lh of a passenger truin. Tho ma
:hlne ws8 struck by die/train and
Charles Robeck, 21 ye ira, was killed,
chiio George Place, 21, and Michael
iIcManus, 23, were reriously injured*
FOI R HUND7 ED KI?LED.
Fire Hun?rew. vTounno? is TTreeK?<
Troop aua Hispltal Trains Meet
LONDON, Deo. 26.?A'Renter die
atch from Warsaw says that *0O
ien were killed and 500 woaftded in
colliolon betwoen troops omt hispi
?1 trains at Hallos. Poland. The
roops wore coming from Pru-fcft and
he hospital train was prbcceMn* to
lormany with woundod olilcnra. The
rains were running at full . spood
hen they collided. Moro than vo cars
An investigation dtecicwcd that a
ailway switch had been', changed at
He last moment. Tho 'station master,
witchman and others are under ar