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VOL. 1. NO. 1.
Weekljr, K t WUhe4 1860;Doily, Jan. 18, 1914.
ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MORNING, JAN. 13, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. $5.00 PEF ANNUM.
R8JAS MAY BE
SPOKEN OF AS POSSIBLE
/ OF MEXICO
IF HUERTA QUITS
Summary of Developments in the
Republic of Blood On
The* Border >
I By Associated Press.
Mexico City, March 18.?Forced by]
increasing scriouensss of the financial
situation in Mexico, President Huer
tu at last appears ready to resume ne
gotiations with Jobn Llpd, President
Wilson's personal repr?sentative
which wero. broken off laBt August
reports eurrent in the capital tonight
Jose Lopez Portillo Y. Rojas, Min
ister of 'Foreign Affairs, has been di
rected to reopen the unofficial diplo
matic exchanges ' with Mr. Lind, ac
cording to the report hero and for
thut purpose wont to Vera Cvuz to
day. Where he will meet Mr. Lind
is not known. Every, effort has been
made to keep the meeting a secret,
ohouia it nui to tako. place, the gov
ernment could repeat the explanation
already given that the Minister Is
taking ' the trip to celebrate Saint's
President Huert? today summoned
to the national palace sixty of the
Mexicans residing In the capital and
intimated that the Indirect financial
support would be highly agreeable. .
President Huerta also requested
these men to furnish bim with horses
' for 120 cannon expected to arrive h?re
from Japan aud .Europe. He asked
their moral support, suggesting that
.they form a sort of military society,
not for actual .fighting, but that In
signia b? worn by the members to
identify them . as being loyal to the
The report that a large number \
mutincd recently at the Jojulta, had
: tiRBn' -wyyuiffly jfe h-ifteii on a .?erbar
statement made by' General Jltninoz,
Castro to the war minister. Genoral
^Iro-v?f recalled from ?ln^^?f?
tary governorship and reached here
Washington, March 18.?Though the
purpose of the trip to Vera Cruz of
Senor Rojas, minister, of foreign af
fair:: !h Hderta's cabinet is not known
to the stata dssftrtmost, this develcy
ment in admittedly full of interesting
possibilities. John Lind in his ca
pacity or special representative o<T
Pr?sidant Wilson, has had a free hand
In meeting who he chooses in pur
suit ot his general instructions to
keep in close touch with the Mexican
situation, and no doubt, will avail
- himself. It Is said, of tho opportunity
to confer w.lth tho minister, who has
been suggested as a provisional pres
idential possibility, in the event of the
'elimination of Hu?rta. In this con
nection the state department bas been
informed that, at the time of the kill
ing cr Madero. Fojas was governor of
Jalisco and hot at the capital. |
iVEW BE3ton TESTIMONY . !
Socretary Bryai. expects to be sup
plied with a copy of. tho report of
the special commission appointer! by i
General Carranza, the Constitutional- I
ist Chler, to investigate the conditions
under which the Scotchman Benton,
met his death in Juarez a month ago.
Meanwhile he declines to discuss the
recent reports that positive testimony
'has been procured to show that Ben
ton was stabbed to death In General
Villa's offico, further than to Ultimate
that this testimony may be more or
Tho investigation into the disappear
ance of Gustav Bauch, American rail
road mechanic, appears-to have come
to a complete'standstill so far as the
American agencies are concerned. It
is said, however, that the Carranza
com'ulesloa* which has beon investi
gating the Benton case may attempt
to clear up this matter.
Secretary Garrison today forward
ed *o MaJor-;Gonoral Murray, command
ing rho Western Department. Govern
nor Johnson's request for. additional
troops to protrct the Southern Cali
fornia1 border from tho Mexicans. Tho
secretary will leavo action entirely
?w Gvuerwi n?urrav's discretion.
Recent Mexican developments as
outlined In the official dispatches
' were summarized today Iq the fol
"The reaiease or Andrew Hamilton
w?o was arrested with Byrd and Gold
tyhmldt, has been reported to the
elate department. The other two
men wilL It Is thought: h? iran-f-rr^i
in ;.?t.*?vu City, in accordance with
orders to Mexican Federal officials to
schd all foreigners arrested on the
charges-of furnishing aid to the rebels
to the capital.
Railroad communication. betw?
(Continued on Page j.)
IN SENATE TODAY
Resolution Introduced Calling for
Light on Foreign Protests
(By Associated Press,
Washington, March 18.?Preliminary
skirmishes on the Panama tolls con
troversy will occupy the senate tomor
row as the result of an effort madf*
today y Senator Jones of Washington,
to have passed his resolution calling
upen President Wilson for informa
tion as to what foreign governments
have protested againBl toll exemp
tion for American.coastwise ships, end
for correspondence between tho United
States and foreign' countries relating
That the supportera of Pre. Wilson's
plea for repeal of the exemption pro
vision of the canal act will oppose
passage of the resolution was indi
Senator Hokc Smith cf Georgia, has
moved that the Jones resolution he re
ferred to the Foreign Relations Com
mittee, declaring that the senate
should not hastily consider a resolu
tion calling for information relating
to foreign affairs.
Senator'Brlstow of Kansas, who is
opposed to the repeal of the exemp
tion, urged the resolution be referred
to the committee on inter-ocean ca
nal*; of which Senator O'Gorman of
Nrw York hi the leader believing that
tho canals committee would give a fa
vorable report of the Jones resolution,
and that the committee on foreign re
lations would pigeon-hole it. .
Upon thti issue Ui?. senate may be
forced tj vote tomorrow. That, such
a vote could not be strictly consv^H
cred as a>i of *<h# repeal Issue, hwwj
i'j maintained by some of the
Atorv >v?vv . iii.-"v?te -In
vor of a request'for mor'o InfOrmatten :
who wotild not vote against repeal.
$Mtiftb* final roll call.
IS HA|U> TO DOWN
Has.* Hold on the Argentin? Rc
! pnblic Despite The
I Tariff Law
k ; ; ?
I Washington, Mtorch 18.?How Ar
getine's beef trust' which ships mil
lions of meat into the United States
monthly under the new tariff law, is
dominated by the Chicago slaughter
ing and packing companies which do
by far the major portion of the busi
ness, is described in a farinera bulle
tin issued today by the department
The Argentine beef hak caused a
reduction in the price of meat in tho
United States which'has been general
ly supposed, but tho department's bul
letin remarks that It'is assumed that
the Americas controlled companies of
tho Argentine are urging Argentine
beat to beat down the prices of the
I At the present time the bulletin.says
there are nine establishments for, the
slaughtering, chilling or freezing 'and
exporting of beef in or near Buenos
Ayres and five of these companies are;
I owned or operated by Chicago bouses.'
[ Thaw Case Haa Coat
N. Y. $38,000 to Date
I Albany. N. Y., March 18.?The ex-J
pcnBe bill approved by Attorney Gen
eral Carmody in connection with the
slate's effort to return Harry Thaw, to
Mattawan includeata tee of $25,000 to
William T. Jerome, and fees of more
than $13,000 to other counsel,
j .Toronto's i?c 4$fcrs ont only past
I services rr.? Jcred, ' but also, any fu
ture services in 'reference to .the case:
Annual Child Labor
New Orleans. La., March 18.?Th?
schools in general were ?Ljcussed, and
suggestions offered se to how they may
. fee improved, at the concluding session
'of tho' Tenth Annual National Child
Labor Conference here today.
It was alleged that children were
leaving school as soon as the law
tallowed, 'end for that reason the
schools wore assailed as being ton ac
ademic, aad that this ?cieatAB n de
mand, for vocational training. It was
suggested that the school system take
m'un itscir employment supervision
of all children up to eighteen years of
A children's mooting at which the
pupils of local schools assembled took
'activa part .and was a feature of the
last day aad the conf?rence ended
THIRTY GALLON STILL CAP
TURED IN FULL OPER
5 GALi-ONS WHISKY
Will, George and Ervin Williford
Were Captured by Sheriffs j
(By Associated Press.
Wednesday afternoon about 2:30;
Sheriff Ashley brought a thirty gallon;
still and five gallons of whiskey back
to the city from the plantation of J.
M! McDonnell which in located two]
and a half or three miles of Ander
son. The sheriff with Deputies Olin'
Sanders, W. P. Dien mm and J' W.
Smith made a raid on the alleged'
still. In full operation and the three
negroes who were running it were
captured without any trouble. The
still was located in a negro cabin
on the side of a small stream only
a short distance f-om the public high
way and was easily reached by any
persona wisiiine to nurrha*? th?
or wniskey who might hav had a "tip"
as to its location.
The still, which has been in opera
tion since the first of February,, so
the negro woman who lived at this
hmiMA mH iwwj Vjc-- *? operation
[.since that date, b?i the officers were
unable to locate it until Wednesday.
It is reported that'the words, "I can
get whiskey or beer In thirty min
utes." gave the officers something to
work on which resulted in the cat
turing of the still and distillers who
have been furnishing whiskey and
beer to its customers for over a month
and a half. *#
The bouse had been watched sev
eral days but no sign would indicate
that the men were making the wbls
ftey and beer could -She.- neen. The
smoke from tho furnace which-held
the kettle was piped to the 8tov<
'drsthr?ttg > wasJpke^eiSH^B9^V^|Djia^99
information could he found from this
nource, the only indications that were
available was trie odor from the sour
Will and George WiHiford are
brothers while Ervln is a son of
George They have been working on
J. M. McDonnell's place for some time.
It came SR surprise to Mr. McCciinsll
: tha? s 2?n was bel?g opsratetd oa his
' plantation and ha had not found It
out. The sheriff has been after
George for some time as it bad been
reported to him that George was run
ning a still whil? he lived on the Sa
vannah river, but they were unable
to find the still, or else he was noti
fied of the approach of the officers
[and kept things hid.
The still with the five gallons of
whiskey wss brought to the jail and
put in the whiskey room until th?
sheriff* has time to pour it out and
destroy the still. The beer which
amounted to 700 gallons was destroy
ed at the place of the distillery.
Mean-While the negroes are in Jail:
RAGE OF FAMILY IS
CH?NGE0 BY COURTS
I The Leo ard Cannot Change His
Spt a Bat Law Can Do
w Orleans, La.. March 18.?Eight
children of Mrs. Camille MonrOux
PrSdoe, heretofore known officially as
n??roos, today were officially declared
white people, after a long court nght
during which sensational charges
were made. Tho eight persons ab jet
ai! grown, were registered by the
city board of health as negroes when
each. Was born. Church records show
ed them to be white and their appear
ance and station In life seemed to sup
pbrt the chur ' records.
Mandamus proceedings were brought
to compel tho health board to declare
the tu white, aud the decision was
rendered todsy, During .tbe court pro
fioAHlnvM ?.t?orneys charged tfcs church
records bad been tampered with re-'
cently. Tho first ancestor, of which
there was record came-- here in 17&6
and married a white woman. The
Prados family declare lids was the
cause of the family being officially call
"Army of Unemployed"
f inally Disappears
fiaeramRnto. Cat. HarCh 18.?The
unemployed bend that camped In Yolo
County for the last ten days after be
ing ousted from. Sacramento, final ly
disappeared todsy when the remain
Mg?a men departed. All that Is left
of the army of 1.800 that left San Fran
citvao are fifteen loaders In the county
Jail, and s few stragglers.
FOR MAINTENANCE OF
INTERNED IN TEXAS
Jrgent Deficiency Bill Now Goes!
To Conference Between
(By Ai-socluird Press.)
Washington, March. \*. ? After a
vigorous defense by. Senator lx>dge.
Republican, of-the -government's ex
penditures in caring tor Mexican sol
diers and other" refugees interned in
T^xns and California, the senate to
day passed th? urgent deficiency bill,
carrying-'a total c? more than ten
millions of dolkvrs, .half a million of
which was added by the senate's ap
pi opr lut Ions com mi tier for the main
tenance of. refuge encamps.
An amendment was adopted to pro
vide that the war department shall cx
pend this money only *n caring for sol
diers and military [ refug eea. This,
however, will not ???o? ?i.? ztzt'ZZ ~*
women and children'Interned with the
cold 1ers, ns they- arc regarded as part
of the Mexican army.
Senator Smoot sought to limit the.
appropriations to, the amount neces
rary tu i/uy r/nc egpepses of the camp
to April 12. unring jtnat the govern
ment should dispose of the refugees
by sending them fato. Mexican territo
ry controlled b> Kirta govern
ment. Senator Lodge replied that tblp
would be a violation/of neutrality nnrt
virtual intervention .in behalf of the
The bil> aof?aHBB? conference be
tween the two ho?tee?
"John Efcrfce Investigation" of
Larger -Scope Than at
<Sy Associais^ W??a}
l\ew York, March 18.?Uol. Goethals
!was closeted for two hours late today
with the Grand Jury which is consid
ering, ?ie charges against John Burke,
I suspended chlor of the commissary
I department of the Panama Railroad.
While the charges have been press
led by Col. Goethals bimseir, it has
been with the hope of clearing Burke,
of whose efficiency and honesty Col.
Goethals has a high opinion. The Col-t
one/ expected to leave tor Washington
The grand Jury investigation which
has been known as the "Inquiry into
the charges against John Burke," is I
much wider in scope than this phras
ing implies, it was learned today at
the office of Federal Attorney Mar
Burke, suspended chief of. the com
missary department, is charged ' with
having accepted bonuses from compa
nies to_wh!eh were award-jd contracts
for supplies. It is now hinted that the
I investigation will <jmd either in the
exoneration of Burke.-or in the in
dictment of a number of zone offi
Keslgas Heading Presidency.
Philadelphia. March 18.?George F.
jBaer, president of the Reading Com
panies, today resigned as director of
[the Lehtgh Railroad,Company.
mm glqI oi
(The Trail is Very Plain?Not
Long Ere Ha Is Able To
(By Associated Press,
investigation or the murder now
being made by a detective of national
reputation, at the instance of friends
of Frank, was marked today by the
"lOvery criminal leaves some sort of
trail t am close on the trail of the
man. who kiMod Mary Phagan and 1
am convinced that 1t will not bo long
ere i can name him. The trail I* very
Written . ??r??nt?^wn tbc ruiion
county jail authorities' to keep per
sona from visiting James Conley, the
negro convicted as an aecesory after
the fact in the murder of Ma/y Pha
gan, the factory girl.; unless they have
his permission, was made here late
(today by -William M. Smith, the ne
EXPRESS CAR LOOTED AND,
Robber Hid m Car, Tied Messeng
er In Sack and Dcvestcd
Safe of Currency
(l'y Associate Press.)
Ueauniont. Texas, March 18.?Scv
]eral packages of currency, valued ap
proximately at from $12.000 to $20,
OUO, wero secured by a robber from
the express oar of a north bound Gulf,
Colorado and Santa Pe passenger
train near here late today. Tho rob
ber, who escaped, has not yot been
! captor (1, although* po3scs are tonight
searching the countryside in tho vicin
ity of Helbig, 12 mile; north <>f here,
whers the bandit is supposed to huvo
left the train.
Members of the train crow were ig-|
norant of the robbery whon they1
reached ?ilsbee. Tb^ir suspicions,
Z7c u'luuDcii w?ieu "lies" Martin, I
tin express messenger, failed to op
en his car. The door was promptly!
broken down, and Martin was <lto- (
covered tied in a sack. He \\aa re
leaK^d *t?d told the story of the rob
Tho robber, according to Martin,!
was alone. Shortly after the train left
Beaumont, said Martin, a voice from!
bebind him said:
"Throw up your hands!"
Nest according to the messenger,
the bandit ordered the keys of the!
express safe, which were handed ov
er. Then, said Martin, the robber j
put him in the sack and he saw noth-,
ing more. >
C. A. Taft, general superintendent
of the Wo?ls-Fergo Express Co.. to- j
night estimated the amount stolen1
at $14,000. Explaining e?n I .,
.mates which placed tho amount se
cured in excess of that figure, Mr.
all of the Houston
to Center, Texas, ami it is bellevet]
that the man secreted himself in the!
express car before the train passed,
Houston this morning. The section
through which the train passed Is;
[heavily wooded an? sp??sc?y set-i
I tied. The robber 1? described by Mar*'
tin as middle aged.
j A Blow to English
Betting on Continent
Geneva, > Switzerland, March 18. ?
Public sentiment angalnst gambling
on horse .racing has extended to
Switzerland, and the police authori
ties today prohibited the drawing of
the various sweepstakes on the chief
horse racing evemts in England. The
drawing was advertised for March 21.
and $75,000 of English money has' been
received here. The action-of the po
lice is a blow to English betting on
ilfl PUBLISH A
[past Assistant Surgeon Herring
Arives In The City
(By Associated Press.
Spartanhurr. March 18.?Past as
Blatant surgeon Herring, of tho .Public]
Health Service, arrived in -Spartan
burg today, to establish a pellagra]
hospital provided for by the urgent,
deficiency bill passed by the senate
today The federal government will
tako up the study of Pellagra here]
without delay by a staff of oxports
from, the Public Health Service. A
hospital building wUl be equipped at j
Be Reflected in
Good Roads Bill
Washington. March, 18. -~ Souatorj
Swancon of Virginia, ohairman of tho'
sub-committee on Doatoffli-?? ?2d on '
post roads, and Secretary Houston of,
the Department of Agriculture, talk
ed an hour with President Wilson to
day on the subject of Federal aid to
is. rney said artt; wards
le or the .idea* of the Presi
iid be .rejected fa legislation
spared by the senate sgb
The Virginia senator de
Iciined to say what the presid?
(sition was on tho Shackelfor
1000,000 good roads bill which hi
j ready passed tho Souse.
FRENCH CAPITAL LS FAST
MONIS MAY RESIGN
Madam CaiUaux, the Murderess
Becomes A Popular
Illy Associated i'ress.
Paris, Mardi 18.?Tho llrst wuve Of i
feding over Hie shooting or M. Cal-'
mette hy Mme. Callaux. and tlio sen-j
sutionul debute in the chamber of de-;
ptities on the scandal arising out of
the postponement of the trail of,
Henri Hochetto, cherged with oxten-'
sive swindling, Is subsiding. CoH.l
wet weather lia? dampened tho spit -
its of tho roynliHt and others who
have been indulging in street dem
onstrations, and tonight Paris is coni-i
I The general impression in political!
.'circles is that M. Moni?, member of.
tho enbin'.'t. will re.i!rjs>' Ma pest, it!
j least temporarily.
Arm >d detachments of Republican
'guards appearing at strategic points
of Paria toady added to the. tens'" ex
jcitoment aroused among the political
forces by inja asBaesinailon or Cal-]
I mette, editor of. the Figaro. At every
I point whore there was likelihood of
I trouble the pollco were supported by
In the Southern part of Paris ,lu
the Latin quarter, and in the work
ing class districts, wbere it 1b only
[necessary for a turbulant individual
Ho shriek "death to Callaux" or "as
|sassin" for him to be joined by doz
ens of others, the police kept a zea
lous watch. Several times they cleared
'away noisy groups, who, however, re
j assembled as noon as the police had
I Madame Calllaux seems today to
'bavo become u popular heroine amid
jail the turmoil. She is talked of as
the victim of her love
Madame Callaux meanwhile sleeps
in a narrow iron bed In the prison at
Saint Lasare. Her hitherto remark
ably calm attitude was said, to be non
breaking down under the torture of
being a'wsys unde^ watchful observe
tion. She is never for a moment left
alond. Relays of Nuns, two at a
time continually -sit in the cell with
her and the prison wardens frequent
ly look in to see that no breach of
regulations is committed. . *
Political friends of Caillaux are now
coming strongly to his aupport. The
radical socialist and radical republi
can groups In the chamber of deputies
comprising about 130 members, had a
mass meeting today and adopted this
VWe protest against the odious
campaign of calumny against M. Call-!
laux. the defender of France's fiscal
reforms, and 'wo express to him our
deep sympathy and affectionate con-;
fidence." . r
In Exports of U. S.
Washington,- March 18.?February's
exports showed an Increase of $13,
000,000 over February of 1913, and off
set a $10,000,000 decrease in exports in i
breadstuffs, a $2,000,000 decrease In
meat and dairy products and a $l,000-j
000 decrease In cotton seed dil, accord
ing to statistics Issued today by the
department of commerce.
Total exports of domestic bread
stuffs, button aud cotton seed oil, food
animals, meat and dairy predicts and
mineral oils during February were
$77,SX8,923, an increase of $232,149 over
For tho eight months ending with
February, exports of these articles
amofinted to $816,292,136, an Increase
'of $43,981377 over February 1913. Cot
J ton exports Increased more than $r.0
j000.0C? f?r th? eight months period.
May Petition I
For Return i
A petition is being circulated among
tho voters of Anderson and Anderson,
county for the purpose of seeing If
the citizens want an election on the
'dispensary again. As soon as enough
of the voters have signed tho petition
It will be presented to the board of
commlBsloners for the approval as
to wheUier or not an elect'.r? will be
Tho petition will have to be in tho
banda of the board before the 1st of
May, and ir.it la passe t by the board,
the election can be called at the time
the board sees fie
Tho dispensary question was brought
up before the citizens of Abbeville last
j>-immer and voted upon. The vote
for a dry county was G to 1
MEN ARE HELD
ALLEGED CONNECTED WITH
DEATH OF NEGRO AT
Pistol Found in Automobile Party
With Discharged Chambers
(By Associated Press.
Char lotto. N. C, March 18.?James
Whisnanl, Pulton WUilsnant, Hugh
Davis and 7eb Bell of Blacksburg, S.J
('., vt^.v- today held without bail in
connection with the death of Bol-Wil
liams, an 18 year old negro wJio was
! killed at King'? Mountain last night
by a bullet which entered tho baik
of bis neck, severed a jugular vein
and an artery and lodged back of an
eye. Two Hhots were heard, but,
neither the negro nor any one else
on foot could be seen.
Officers hurrying to the) scci
searched an automobile party who
lind motorflrt ?>v >r ffmn ?Mtrhrburs? -
S. C, last evening to attend a carni- ,
val. In the machine was found a 32
?r?hre pistol, the sizo of the bullet,
at which j tho post-inc/tem examina-,
lion was extracted from the body of
Wiliiaw?, wiiii iwo empty chambers,
which ofllcors said bad hn?n. ?red
a few minutes before. Ar similar pis
tol is said to have boun borrowed at.
Blacksb'urg by Deck Fulton, one of the
party, who before the coroner's jury ,
testified he gave the pistol to Zsp
Bell before reaching King's Mountain
and saw no more of it. Deck Fulton,
who established an alibi, was bound,
over to court as a witness. ri
The Former Priest
Fights for His Life
New York, M-arch; IS. ? 'VmUL.
Schmidt, slayer of Anna Aumuller and1.
I sentenced to be electrocuted during the
Where the B#?r
Has Seen Going
St. Louis, Mo., March 18.?The In
ventory of the estate of the late Adol
phuB Busch, Mied late today Hats per
sonal property aggregating ? 17,000,
0?0. - ? ?V
One hundred and fifty pieces of real
estate are given in the inventory, but
the value is not estimated. At the
ttme of tits death the estate of Mr.
Busch generally was estimated at $25,
Deaths Total Wtqp.
St. Ptercsburg, March 18.?The
storm that swept over RuBsta, claimin
nioro than 3.000 victims in the t
tory near the mouth of the Don ri>
according to a dispatch from TJoaP-v,
A fishing settlement of four 1 ??dred
I houses on AtcltiueVsk Spit vos swept
away, the victims numbering at least
o A ?<M>1> LAW
o - ie
o Nncrinl i'urrespohdeace e
o Columbia, ??rcli, 18.?In a f b"
o decision handed down Tuesday, o
o the supreme court deelarod eon* o
o hlllutlonai the Dillon ordinance o
o to prohibit the nale of aany Ja- o
o mulru glager er n!cr>uui or nay o
o oilier Ingredient of a sls?lar e
o nature by whatever name call? W'
o ed or any elder of any Mad, o
o without the certificate of a 11- a
o censed physician that the same , .
o In to be used for medicine fer o
o m?dical purposes." e'
against tho return of the dispensary/
showing that the ciMzens of Abbeville
did not want the dispensary syststt*
"Will whiskey benefit My Town, waT
it bring trade and more money to th>
city, will It ellmHjate tb? drunks that
are giving the police so much trou
ble at present? Will .H help provide'
for better schools, will it benefit the
churches, will it benefit the young'
men of Andersen, will It benefit llgr
morals of the town, will it tacroasis
the population, will It bring new
toTpriaos, will It bring better con*
iditione and last wltl It bring food for
the wife and little ones? Consider fitti
these tiit ne* Wars vou nign the ?eV
tit ion for an election.'* is the way"jJF
wss put op to the Intelligencer last'
night. _> J'