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TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
NEW SERIES VOL. 1. NO. ll.lYetkly, EsUbllHhe? IS??; Dally, Jaii.13, 1911. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1914.
SEA FLYING TH
BRITISH STEAMER ARRIVES
AT LIVERPOOL CARRYING
THE STARS AND STRIPES
HE HAD THE RIGHT
For Protection of Neutral Pas
sengers and Mails Which Ship
HAS IN NO WAY DISTURBED
SEA-BORNE TRADE OF
RUNNING AS USUAL
Little News Received of the Great
Battle Taking Place in Central
(By Associated FtNt.)
LONDON, Feb. 6,?The British
Ktearaer Lusitania. of tho Cunard Line,
which sailed from New York January
:iO and arrived at Liverpool this at*
tcrncon, Hew the American flag from
the time she passed Queenstown until
she entered tho Mersey. This kv
uouched for by American passengers
who crossed on her.
The Lusitania received a wireless
from the Baltic of the "White Star
Line, that two submarines had been
sighted from that vessel. The captain,
In reply to questions of one or the
passengers, declared he bad a right to
fly the flag of a neutral country for
protection of neutral passengers and
malls which his ship was carrying.
After being delayed by heavy storms
which raised eeas deck high and in
jured 11 passengers, the Lusitania ar
rived off Queenstown late yesterday.
Bee cruised off the Irish port for two
hours and, without picking up a pilot,
as Is usually done, proceeded .for Liv
erpool at full speed, arriving at the
Mersey Channel at daybreak, with the
Stars and Stripes still flying.
Flag Regulation Slge.,
Acordlng to a .statement by Will Ir
win, an American writer, the Lusi
tania carried the ..regulation large
American flog-and, mall penaat.otaiwlj mWtm^attlc'ln'CfehtraT Po1a1id*lTl?j
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Feb., 6.?Neutral opinion
of Germany's threat of a submarine
blockade o' the British Isles together
with possible acMon by the United
StateB, Holland aa.fi Scandinavian
countries, today ic co^netlng with
the big battle in cemra. 'oland for
first place in public Intere. Eng
The threat itself bas lu u\> wa^
disturbed the su^-borae trade j' ?hw
country. Steamers arc runnlug as
usual, Insurance rate3 remain.as they,
were and ship owners declare that
there will be no change In schedules.
The general belief here is that Ger
many Is not in a position to Interfere
to any great extent with shipping and
the possibility of Germany becoming
involved with neutral countries over
this action looms large In Birtlsh
Carried American Flag.
What effect the action of the cap
tain ' of j the ' Lusitania In flying the
American flag will bave on the ques
tion Is yet to be seen. The Lusitania
crossed the Irish Sea acordlng to
American passengers with American
flags at her stern forepe?k but that
fact 1s not yet.known to the English
Little N'en a From Central Poland.
Former United States Senator li?
Fayette Yodhg, another 'paksenger,
while he did 'nbt personally see the
flag flying, said'It was accepted as, a
fact by all on board. " ' ' "
Should be Al?wcd to .Use Flag. ' .
While the British 'foreign office h'us
received ho official 'advice^1 'that the
Lusitania flew the American flag on
entering Liverpool and will make no
formal statement until the'matter, is
presented In denite form, a' prominent
British official said that Inasmuch as
the British government grants ships
of other nations the privilege of using
the British flag to escape capture, It
naturally, feels that such privilege
would.be granted to its ships in a sim
for. IT.? ii-ln-u ?I ? _
Van t'SS iiiiiiiii ring.
The British merchant shipping act
passed in 1894 contains the following
"If a person uses the' British flag
and assumes the British national
character on board a ship owned In
whole or In part by persons unquali
fied to own a British ship, for the pur.
pose of making'the ship appear to be
. British, the ship' shall ' be subject to
forofeiture under this act unless the
; assumption bus- been made - for the
purpose of escaping capture by < the
enemy or by a foreign ship of.war In'
the exercise of. some ..belligerent
right." ? ' riff . I
>;0 XAW-T^?Ta?Ti'?BB I
Culled StateB Cap . Not Prohibit For.
elgn Vessels Using Amerlearr
' - FJagv- ", ' " " ,
WASHINGTON, Feb. .6.?Officials to
night had received no official report of j
Ute use of the American flag by the
Lusitania, but they Indicated. that to
tie pews has come through today from 1
either Petrograd, Vienna or Berlin. It
Is believed-fighting continues and that
It will be some days before a final de
cision Is reached. If the Russian buc
(Continued on Page Eight)
One Hundred and Sixty Othc*-|
West Virginia Miners Were
EntoinbeJ out Escaped.
(Continued on Page Eighty
'7\y Associated Press.)
FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va., Feb., 6.
Twenty miners were killed today by
an explosion in the Carlisle mine of
the New River Coal company. One
hundred and sixty others were en
tombed but escaped.
The cage and air shafts were not
damaged, which, probably accounted
for. the escape of so large , a percen
tage of those entombed. The ex
plosion Is 'believed to have been due j
to the ignition of a pocket of gas from
a miner's lamp. One of tho rescued
men, suffering from burns, was sent j
to o hospital.
"Six bodies were found by searchers
hear' where' the. explosion, occurred
and 14 others w/ere located under the
debris. The names of the dead have
hot'been ascertained. All of them,
were dt foreign birth or negrevs. It
was said the interior of the mine vas
damaged'only slightly and thaicfpe
ratlons cannot be resumed wltjlt a
The. Carlisle mine is a sister .nine I
to the Parr?ll, Stuart and Whipple
mines, in which explosions in 1906!
and 1907 cost 120 lives.
Paper Water-Marked With
Warships and Cannons
\ PEKING, Feb. 7,-~l8:15 a. m.l?
Liang Chl-Chlao,I former.Chinese min
ister of Justice, declares Iri'a tiow8
! paper article that it wt* highly sig
nificant that tho paper in which the
Japanese demands . on., China , were,
written was water (marked-with
chips and cannon". -'.'It.|?f.
eource considered re
9 outline of the 4a
? which appeared lh t
per Asahl Shlrabun,
tion Which was pr~
1 Is correct. Regarni
the Aoahi S hi m bun
"japan asks China
v chu? and Mongol^,
extension of the teajo'ot .the Port
Arthur? Dairen and ?cuth Manchur
: tan ra?wsy zone to 09 years; and by
, ; .?.ntin? to Jananeee the right o? f?*
riencel^nd land ownership In Mon
golia .?hd Manchuria; and'to soir?
fM ;fli Ton question by tranefer
riaavl???P*n tfc? cobtuons hither
.ated frpm a
I calve the Man
?fy questions by
bV Germ any. Japan also asks
for the opening of important cities
throughout tho country as treaty
ports and the open lag <>? various
rivers to foreign navigation. She asks
also railways con?eBsIone."
k Japan declared hor sphere of Influ
oncq over Inner Mongolia three years
ago, thereby offsetting the Ewsslan
recognition of the autonomy of the
Gutof. .Mongolia. High Chinese offi
cials declare the Japanese Include a
participation in tho policing and gen
eral edmtaletratlon of ?he country and
concessions conflicting with those of
other nations, including Great .Brie?
President Yuen 8pi Kal now la ar
ranging a conference with the snepa.
bers of the Japanese legation for dis
cussion of the demandai The presi
dent bas Issued.-a statement reassur
ing the people and ur?lng them, to
continue td treat foreigners hospita
bly. ".. '1 i... 1-.. ^_i..".;^'w^^
Remarkable Picture of Germans in Charge on Fre kich.
This photograph, said to be the first the fact that the camera shows men the photographer accounts for the in
of an actual battle scene In the pr?s- falling within a short distance that distinctness of the photograph, for
ent war, wa3 taken by an American the photographer himself was under there are few who would take care
photographer. It Is apparent from the fire of the French. The danger of ful pictures under Buch conditions
Cd?? Upon Mexican Leaders Now
in War to United For Good
of the Country.
(By Auoo'ated Picxxl .' ' ;
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Feb. 6.?With
out reference to President Wilson's
Mexican policy or to intervention by
forcq of arms, the Mexican peace con
vent ion hero ' today unanimously
adopted a resolution calling upon the
leaders of the pert les now engaged in
war to terminate the strife and unite
for the good of the country. More
than 500 delegates from almost every
section of Mexico and every political
party participated in the convention,
presided over by Miguel Bolanes Ca
cho, former governor of Oaxaca. The
conference adjourned .sine die.
The r?solution in the form of a
message is being telegraphed tonight
to Generale Carranza. Villa. Maytoro
na, Hill, Zapata, Angele*. Cantu and
other military officials.
The convention decided upon a plan
designed to bring about peace by the
appointment'of a permanent commit
tee to obtain a conference of the mil
itary officials in Mexico at the earliest
possible time. - Federico Qamboa,
former minister of foreign relations
In Huerta's cabinet, anu Francisco
Carbajal, president of Mexico bef.een
the Huerta and Carranza administra
tions, were elected chairmen of this
committee with power to name sub
committees in all country where there
are colonies of Mexicans.
TIONS RECEIVE^ THEIR
ALL MORE OR LESS
LOCAL IN NATURE
Lively C&stest Over ?&y For Se
cretary of Board of Health For
City of Orangebur*.
CLOSE STOCK YARDS
IN NINE CITIES
Loss From Foot and Mouth Dis
ease Thus Far Aggregate?
IOWA MOLDS TITLE
OF BANNER STATE
Principal Crops Grown There
Last Year Being Valued at
Special la The Iutilligeiirrr.
COLUMBIA. Feb. 6.?This was
what in known as the day for local
l?gislation, Seventydlve propositions
that were more or less local in na
ture received their second reading,
and some bills of a general character
that encountered ho considerable op
position received the second house
reading and will be given their final
reading on Monday. The house when
it receded from business today agreed
to meet on Monday at 1 o'clock. All
of the local bills went through with i
out opposition with the exception of
one relative to the pay of the secre
tary of the board of health for the
city Of Orangeburg.
There was a lhtely little contest
over this simple little proposition on
the part of members of the Orangc
burg delegation. The bill however
was passed. The only other contested
mater thatjcame up was when Mr.
'Smith of Collet on wanted the county
authorities to issue licenses, for which
the county was to-be paid, to people
who could buy lint cotton. .Mr. Varn,
(By Associated Prass.) >
WASHINGTON, Feb., 6.?After the
discovery of foot and mouth Infec
tion in Chicago. Indianapolis, Louis
ville. Buffalo, Cincinnati, Jersey City,
Plttsburg, Baltimore and Columbus,
the department of agriculture today
instructed it* inspectors to close the
clocks yards In those cities to Inter
state shipment of livestock after ship
ments in transit had been disposed of.
Officials believe Instead of a repeti
tion of the recent quarantine over |
large areas, disinfecting of the yards
will suffice to stamp out the latest !
Further conferences led officials to
conclude thnt no attempt would be
made .to stop the entrance of cattle I
to the yards for immediate slaughter,1
except insofar as the shipments came
from other yards closed for disinfec
tion* The time the yards will be clos
ed is said to depend entirely upon the
number of men put at work disinfect
Loss from the foot and mouth dls
eaae thus Jur has aggregated $1,
399.110, the bureau of animal Indus
try announced today in the Agricul
tural Outlook. The outbreak, the
most extensive ever known in the
TJnited State.;, now seems to be un
der control, as a result of a vigorous
policy of cradictlon, the bureau says.
Ubr Associated Frew.)
WASHINGTON. Feb.. 6.?Iowa has
wrested from -Texas the title of ban
ner crop State, the thirteen principal
crops grown there last year being
valued at .S351.450.00. according to the
Agricultural Outlook, Issued today.
Illinois' crops were worth $319,656,
000, while Texas cornea i third with
$288,336,000. Decrease in the value of
cotton was the cause of the smaller
Other States crop values are:
North Carolina 4124,018.000; Ten
nessee $106,665,000; South Carolina
$101.373.000; Virginia $73,695,000;
. Will Appeal to English (iovernmenL
SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. The nav
al stores men-Of the South have de
termlned to appeal directly to tbe
English government In an effort to
havte spirits turpentine and rosin tak
en off the-contraband UsL
New World's Kecord.
: BOSTON, Feb. A- new world's
Indoor record fdr a relay race of 1,
?60 yards rras " raade iuuight by a
Boston Athletic Association Quartette
In Its annual race with the New York
Athietlu Club, at the Invitation track
and field meet of the Boston Athletic
MUST YIELD TO:
stating that he spoke for the farnw', , _ a'asaW Tt,L t. r??t? IX/..,1
Ing Interests, opposed the bill very,Lcadero ***** Thte la Only Way]
to Get Amended Bill Before
strenuously and the house had quite
an enjoyable ten minutes discussion
and Anally killed the bill in response
to the appeal of Mr. Varn.
Among the general bills that were
passed to third reading was one by
Mr. Walker and Senator Hughes of
Union County, which is intended to
regulate and restrict the employment
of negroes In cotton mills and to re
quire that they shall be separated.
There was no opposition to this bill.
The proposition to change the law
/with reference to establishing a his
torical commission association receiv
ed its second reading. Senator Sink
ler'a bill to provide for the Australian
ballt t system' for all primary and oth
er elections in the city of Charleston
was given ita second house .reading,
(By Aasodated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Feb.. 0.?Adminis
tration senators agreed today tt would
be impossible to recommit the ship
purchase bill with instructions for its
modification, and determined tbetr
only course to get an amended bill
before the senate was to yield to the
motion of Senator Clarke which threw
the Democratic < ranks into confusion
early In the week.
They will then press Senator Gore's
motion to discharge the commerce
committee from consideration of a !
The house committee .had provided ! substitute bill containing amendments |
some amendment*, hut at the reduest satisfactory to progressive Republl
sonte amendments, but at the request
Of "Mr. Sensney all amendments were
defeated and the bill was ordered to
third reading exactly as it passed the
senate. . *
. Among the new bills introduced to
day. > was th? ' primary reform meas
ure which Ib proposed by Mr. Gray
don. .Mr. Nunn of York proposed a
bill by which welfare work in the mill
communities is to be Investigated* by
a commission Several land bills, that
They are confident Senators Norrie,
Kenyon and .LafolICtte 'Will vote for
that motion; ' Senator Newlands .also
will be here and they expect to carry
that motion without the aid of the
vice president '
Determination to resort to that pro
gram was reached when word came
today that Senator Smith of . South
Carolina, could not return in time to
is with reference to the'titles of real aid tbo Democrats. Without his vote
estate in this State, were made a sprf- Senator ! Fletcher's motion to reccra
cial order for Thursday of next week. mit with instructions would be de
Governor, Manning today issued an < featod by a majority of one.
Order mustering out the National .What will'be the fate pt the bill
militia et Georgetown' and Chnrleaton 1 after It has been returned to the stage
which companies were reported de-'of general debate aex( Week v still Is
Sclent. _, j problematical.
DOES NOT INCLUDE SEAS
ADJACENT TO NEUTRAL
CYDI AlUmq TUE
LAB LMIIHIU lllL
WILL NOT MOLEST
Laden With Foodstuffs For Civi
lian Population of Germany's
(By Auocittcd Frrcs.)
WASHINGTON. Fob. 6.?Germany's
proclamation of a v;ar zone In the
waters .surrounding Great Britain andj
Ireland does not as at llrst reported}
include any seas adjacent to neutral
The official text of the proclamation,
received today from Ambassador Ger
ard, reveals that only areas directly
bordering on the territorial waters of
France and Great Bitaln. ae held to
be In the zone where neutral vessels
may be subject to the hazards of naval
warfare. The original wireless report
stated that the waters north of the
Shetland Islands, In the eastern bas
in of the North Sea, and for 30 nau
tlcal miles along the Dutch coast, also
had been Included in the zone.
The official text says expressly that
the "routes of navigation around the
north of the Shetland Islands in the
eastern part of the North Sea and In
a strip 30 miles wide along the Dutch
const are not open to the danger
State department officials lent . a
message Inquiring If there was not
sumo error in translation.of the last
phrase "not open to the danger zone,",
the paritcularizatlon of thes waters
; meant they were .tho suggested'routes
for neutral ships and that shipping to
Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Holt
land would not he affected, :
Text of Proclamation*
The text of a proclamation as re
ceived at the stute depart meat -/eads
5 ?????Ws; ' ' " '
"The waters around Great Britain.
(Continued cn Page Eight)
NAVAL FORCES INSTRUCTED
TO AVOID VIOLENCE TO
EVERY ENEMY SHIP
Neutrals Wsrned Against . En*
busting Crews, Passengers ...
and Wares to Such Vessels [?
MORE FUNDS FOR
United States Will Have $7,705,
000 More Than Waa Au
thorised in 1914.
(By AaaodateU Proa.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6.?By provis
ions of the naval appropriation bill
which passed the house yesterday and
uso of the money from sale of the
old battleships Idaho and Mississippi
to Greece, the United States will have
$7.705.000 more available for new war
ships this year than was authorized
for the building program in 19141 Sec
retary Daniels pointed out ?u a state
ment todnv that while the houac hill
total. $138,844,364, Is less than the
1014 appropriation' by" Si.892.171.' ti?e
building appropriation Is increased by
$1.246,686 over last year's figures.
Tho statement says the ' Secretary
will ask the senate when' It considers
the bill to authorize use of money
eaved by car?ful management from
navy yard and other shore appropria
tions for construction purposes, and
hopes to makes the total increase over
the 1914 building fund reach $9.000.
000. He alao will seek to have tho
senate restore the naval reserve pro
vision stricken out by the house.
fBy Associated Praia.) A .
BRHLINt Feb. ?.-~<By, WJreUai.)-~.
The German government tOdaV gdVO
out the text of the "mcaivrisdiav $
the imperial German govorument con
cerning retaliation against the meas
ures taken by England In violation OX.
international law, to stop neutraf sea
commerce with Germany." It follows:
"Since the beginning of the .-priv
ent war Great Britain baa carried on *
a mercantile warfare against Ger
many in a way that denes al? e th?
principles of international law. It .
Is true that the British government >
has announced In a number of decres
the London Declaration, concerning
naval warfare to b e binding "on ! Its
naval forces, but in reality : she "has
renounced the declaration In lts'moat
important particulars, although aar
own delegates at the London cpn-,
ferenee on naval warfare had ?ec?g
nlzed its conclusions to ho valid "as
international law. . :'
Articles Not Ci.ntrftbae.uV f?i >
"The British government rjf?t&mff? i
number of articles ,in the *Hpt ef fiOJV;
traband which arc not. or .at mos*.?a,
only indirectly useful fo? ?.uu?rypuy\.
poses, and therefore, accoralhg to the1"
London Declaration, nS> Well' ds ' no-'
rules or international law;'MM* jm? >.J
be designated bo contraband. :Bn*haft<, -
f?rther, ' actually abolished . the dis
tinction between ' absolute and .rela-i .
Ove contraband, Inasmuch asf*^t;fg*,/
subjected to capture all articles, of. rer ,;, j
latlvu contrab&r??'iats?ce?; &r.,0|?A
many: ("without reference' to th* w*?v
hot In which tboy are to be ufalhatt?d '
or to the hostile or peaceful:ds*:,te<y, I
which they are to be put. j
. Violates Paris Declaration.' %f
"She ooos not even- hesitate ' ?*?
violate the Paris Declaration '"M tjer
naval forces have seised en S?SttVr?
ships German property that waa not
contraband in violation of b?r own
decrees concerning the London Ife*
claratlon. She has further, through
her naval forces, taken from ' nstttrai
ships numerous German ?W>1*\ to
military service and bas made of ,-theai
prisoners of war.
Renders Shipping Bangeren*? .
"Finally, she has declared the en
Urc North Sea to be an area Of afar,
und if she has not made .Impossible
the passage of noutral shipping
through the Rea between Scotland****
Norway rendered it so difficult oft?
so dangorous that sue has to a cer- '
tain extent effected a blockade1 of
neutral ?oasts and neutral ports, in
violation of all International .law.
"All these measures have- the ob
vious purpose, through Illegal paraly
zatlon of legitimate neutral commer?a,
not only to strike at the Genpan mili
tary strength, but also at the econo- *
?nie life of Germany and Anally,'
t:>rough starvation, doom the entire
population of Germany to destruc
tion. V J \ .
Neutrals Aid British Measures. \
"The neutral powers have g?n?ral-'
ly acquiesced Ip the steps taken by
the British government, especially
they have not succeeded In Indue lux
the British government tO^JfWwg :
(Continued on Page Eight)' ft?
Legations Preparing to
Withdraw From Mexico
(By AsaodaUd Proa.)
WASHINGTON,. Feb., 6.?Corran
za's efforts to establish Vera Crus as
the capital of. Mexico and compel the
diplomatic corps to go there1 from
Mexico City regarded by Officials- and
foreign diplomat s here as ? ''very
grave' development, . .
It Is understood the American gov
ernment will Inform Carranxa of its
displeasure over..any Inconvenience
he causes the diplomatie crops. Al
ready a movement la la progress for
withdrawal from Mexico of all lega
tions, but the necessity for keeping
careful watch on the Interests of
foreigners Ib expected to prevent that
proposal from being approved- by
foreign dations generally. /
Anxiety over the situation was re
flected somewhat by visits of the
Brazilian and Spanish ambassadors to
the stato department, They sought
farther Information on the matter, it "
was said. ' * y ^'
.Carrante said la a message tonight
to Ellseo Arredondo, his agent her'
"I desire to make clear that a"
no circumstances will I enter ln?
compromise wlt'n tho enemies Of ,uj?
people's cause. t'fclB only accept
their unconditional submission to the .
authority of the first chieftainship.
"I wll continue to Ignore any grata:
calling Itself a convention ot congress. .
or assembly that may attempt- .tut -
meddle with the government of this
country irrespective of i Dm?''">fft*t
whether It us civilian or military., .
"When peace is restored ? shftU .
call a congress properly elected by alt '
the cMleens which shall have - the
character of the constitutional ?
gross to the eni that !t may.e.
all the reforms dto&ted Mm
struggle and give'them tho yell
of constitutional pmvlsjoa*.?