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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 342. rTeeUy, E.tabUshed i860; D?fljr, Janis, ?1?. ANDERSON, S. C, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1914. $5.00 PER ANNUM PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAR DECLARED BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA
GERMANS GAIN IMPORTANT
SUCCESSES IN WESTERN
THEATRE OF WAR
FROM THE ALLIES
The Russians Are Actively Push
ing Their Campaign in the
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Jan. 15.-Official reports
from the Russian general stan* dis
close a new Russian operation which
may have far reaching results.
Starting on their new years,
the Russian cavalry commenc
ed a forward 1 movement in
northern Poland on the Tight
bank of the lower Vistula River and
havo roached the Skrwa River, forty
miles east of the German fortress of
Thorn, west Prussia, driving before
them a small force of German caval
ry and infantry.
It ls believod that 'Grand Duke
Nicholas, the Russian commander-in
chief, intends to use in this region an
entirely new army consisting, ac
cording to Petrograd dispatches, of
from 800.000 to 1.000,000 men. oper
ating in conjunction with an army ad
vancing in East Prussia. This army
would place the German troops at
Mlawa in a vise and threaten the rear
of the Germans in front of Warsaw.
Tile latter still are attacking the Rus
sian line and, according to H Berlin
report, have taken a Russian vantage
point northeast of tne Rawka River.
Along the rest ot the eastern front
nothing of importance has happened.
In the west the German ?uccess
Fre/K?h tte^fWuhd near SoUsons
which soldiers of General Joffre,
commander-in-chief of the French
forces, spent n fortnight in captur
ing, remains in the the contending
feature, ^'though it hsm been some
what offset by the reported ?ritlsh
snccesB near La Baasee and the cap
ture by Zouaves of Gemen trenches
'in the region of Arras. There haye
been attacks, and counter attacks at
other points, bnt generally it has
boen the artillery which has been kep't
The Russians continue to harry Gie
Turks, who made a stand on the bor
ders Of Trans-Caucasia after their
recent defeat, and claim to be cap
turing many .more prisoners. The
Russians also are making new dis
positions in the province of Aer
baljan, Persia, which the Turks have
promised to evacuate as soon as tho
Russians leave the province and tiic
Perd?an heir presumptive reaches
Tabriz. The governorship of the pro
vince of Azerbaijan is an appanage of
the heir presumptive.
. Still Pursuing Tarks.
PETROGRAD, Jan. 15.-The gener
al staff ot the army in the Caucasus
has transmitted an official communi
cation, under date of January 13 as
"The fighting in the vicinity of
Karu Urgan,< In Turkish Armenia, con
tinues. Wo' have captured many more
officers and soldiers. We sre contin
uing tbevpursuit of the Turkish troops
defeated at OKI, 65 miles west of Kars,
in dl/ers directions. We continue
successfully to force the Turks out of
German Official Statement.
BERLIN, Jan. 15.-Tho German
official statement, in .its refer nee to
day to engagements north of Sols
sons, Prance, say the- north, bank of
the river Alene, to that vicinity, had
been cleared of French troops, and it
. lentloned six villages north and
northeast of Soissons occupied by
At other points French attacks were
repulsed, bul near Ecurie the Ger.
mans teat a trench. '
In Poland, west of the Vistula, the
German attacks are described as pro
French Suffer Heavy Losses.
BEHtlN. Jan. 16.-The German
main army headquarters announces
that aa a result of the three days
fighting northeast of Sossone about 8,
200 pHacmera, 14 guns, ala machine
gun? and some revolver guns were
captured. * ? *?
rhe further announcement ls made
that the French suffered heavy losses,
from 4,000 to 5,000 dead French sol
dier? being found on the bettie field.
IhnDUut PniMau. S.auut(fc.
WASHINGTON^" Jan. 15*-President
Wilson tonight telegraphed King Vic
tor Emmanuel expressing sympathy
t?t the Italian people and askfjljf?a
tho United States could be of any as
The president will take up tomor
row the suggestion that ho Issue ?
proclamation cabing upon the people
?non thc people or the United Statee
to tend aid to the sniff rers.
UNITED STATES '
MAY FOLLOW GEN. CAR
TO SEIZE FOREIGN
The British Fleet Obtains Much
of Its Fuel From the Tampico
Fields in Mexico.
(By AwocUt?d Presa.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.-The Unit
ed States government has warned
General Venustinno Carranza that
"serious consequences may follow"
his threatened confiscation of foreign
owned oil plants in Tampico. This
announcement was mt.de by Secretary
Bryan today after a conference with
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British
ambassador, and representatives of
American oil concerns.
Already tho Carranza officials havo
enforced a virtual embargo on the ex
portation of oil by a big English com
Tho British ambassador, at Mr.
Bryan's suggestion, sent to the Brit
ish consul at Vera Cruz an urgent
Dre test for General Carranza. As the
British fleet obtains much of its fuel
from the Tampico fields, the possibil
ity of serious complications over Car
ranza'c attitude is fully realized by
the American government.
Mr. Bryan said today that the for
eign owned. oU companies "feared
confiscation of their well" by Curran
za and tbat today's action had been
taken to forestall such action. A de
cree issued by the Carranza govern
ment makes it 'impossible to some
foreign bil companies to operate with
out ' the- consent - of^she ayaiiauso' Maw
thorlti'e? and lt is said some Ameri
can concerns have been forced to pay
so heavy a tax that they have been
compelled to abut down.
The proapv.it of a battle on the out
skirts Ol Ta^fc'co ls expected ????-? to
develop the situation further. It Villa
forces are victorious, a solution of the
problem is confidently expected be
cause of previous assurances by the,
The following summary of the sit
uation In Tampico ts a telegram from
that point dated late yesterday was
made public by the state department:
"'The line between Monterey and
Tampico has boen cut and American
colonists in Isolated districts are
sending women to Tampico, which
place is still anticipating an attack.
The food supply ls said to be short.
Many Americans have been thrown
oat of work on account of thc closing
down of thc petroleum companies. On
account of the recent petroleum de
cree and a lack of confidence in con
stitutionalist money, business ls said
to be demoralized. It is said that In
the Tampico consular district there
are at least 1.200 Americans."
Wilt Be Restored
(By Anod&ted PnsO
WASHINGTON. Jab. .16.-Adjutant
General Moore, of the South Carolina
militia, who discussed Blease's dis
banding order, said he had been as
sured by Governor-elect Manning
that he would do whatever he could
after his inauguration, to. restore the
guardsmen to their former Status.
General Moore said he believed the In
cident would be satisfactorily settled.
Eight Relief Vessels
. .i j
(By texxbtod Preta.) '
NEW YORK. Jan. 16.~Wlth the de
parture of the steamer John Hardie
today from Norrolk, and of the steam
er Kassala tomorrow from Baltimore,
the Commission for Relief in Belgium
will have eight vessels crossing the
Atlantic with food to feed the Belgians
tor nearly three wee. s, the commis- ;
sion announced tonight.
Breaks Kaderaoee Record,
SAN DIEGO. Calit, Jen. 15.-Lieu
tenant Byron G.. Jones, said to be the
youngest aviator In thc United States
anny, broke all American endurance
records for continuous flight today,
remaining tn the slr eight boors and
63 minutes, descending to the avia
tion field only when darkness set ta.
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Two Young Men Quit
Theodore Douglas Robinson, nephew ?
of Thw^pre^J^ has, SJXi&m?iL
hie place ns chairman of the Pro
gressive State Committee of New
York, and Francis Bird of Massa
chusetts, the millionaire who ran. as
candidate for governor of bis state,
has stepped out from the position
of i&atnnan of the New York County
Mr. Robinson had held biB place
tor two years. Mr. Bird has gone to
Boston to be publisher of the "Ad
vertiser" and the "Record," two
newspapers owned by his father. .
Two Woman and Two Rf. n Hang
ed One by One and Riddled
. (By aAttocUted, Pre?.)
MONTICELLO, Ga., Jan. ir?.-Four
negroes,, two women and two men,
were taken from the county jail here
last night by a mob or . about 200
masked men, marched to a tall pin.
tree In the center of a negro settle
ment on the outskirts of Monticello,
hanged one .by one and then riddled
with bul?is. The bodies were found
cary today hanging to the tra,.*
The negroes were Danie Barber,
his two married daughters, Eula
Cherie? and Ella Charles, and his
Ah attack on Chitf of Police Wil
liams, when he ntt-ynptcd to arrest
tho negroes Wednesday night on the
charge ot selling intoxicants illegal
ly, led to the killings. The officer was
badly clubbed and claimed Barber's
' wlf*. daughters and son beat him
while Barber himself threatened lo
?shoot him. The negro's wife waa shot
and badly wounded during the strug
Sheriff Estell was notified of Gie.
trouble and hurried to the scene, forc
ing Ute negroes to submit to arrest
Feeling aroused by the- incident re
sulted in the mob forcing its way in
to th* jail last night. The sheriff
I waa overpowered, tho cell keys taken
from his clothing and the 1 negroes
Monticello waa quiet tonight.
I The General Assembly
Adjourns 'Till Monday
feee**] lo Tte iutrin?6BCfr.
COLUMBIA, Jan. 15.-The general
assembly adjourned over for the
WCCil ?iii t??S ?i???(i t? uiwi ns*iii
Monday night at 8 o'clock and the
senate on Tuesday morning at 10
Representative Fact will on Monday
Introduce a bill tn house alvina the
Anderson city'board of health Juris
diction for one-half' nillo beyond the
city limita witl out any expense ic.
tho citUons ot that area. The bill was
prepared at the request of the chair
man ot the city health ! board.
ITALY'S RECENT 'QUAKE
SAID TO SURPASS ALL
TRYING ONLY TO
Voices Can BO Heard Coming
From Under Ruins Imploring
(By Associated Preta.)
ROME, Jan..15.-From 25.000 to 50.
000 still remains tb? uuoffictal esti
mate or casualtiea in tho earthquake
that rocked southern and central Italy
carly "Wednesday morning.
Tlie amount of dqjjnage cannot be
determined from the meagre descrip
tions ot the catastrophe* that have
reached Rome aver bumpered Unes of
communication. Such details as have
come through leave no doubt that j
nearly one hundred towns and vii- I
luges have been utterly demolished or 1
partly wrocked ami...that thc loss of
? life was great.
Thousands of persons now have lain
for nearly three daVB beneath ennob
led buildings throughout the eorth
quake zone. Some are dead, while
others still are Hying. Many have
been removed from the wreckage and
brought to Rome hospitals for'treat
ment or aro being cared for In ibelr
home towns in temporary structures
presided over by physician* and
nurses rushed from the capital and
other cities in Italy. . .
It is believed many of those caught
in the wreckage were not injured, but
perished from colet and hunger or
were Incinerated in, fires which broke
rano and Magltano-di-Marsl, where
there was no WP ?er to quench Ares, i
Sora and Peseln! each has 4.000 j
dead, while the fatalities at Clout-1
marsl reach 3.500 and at San Benedet
to 5,000. Numerous other towns re
port a death toll running from two to
In tho stricken districts t'/e peo
ple are camping In the open. Troops
are guarding the demolished or part- >
ly demolished towns to prevent loot- !
Caste distinction' everywhere have
been laid aside and members of thc
nobility, senators, deputies and high
officials are . working shoulder to
shoulder with private soldiers and la
borers in their effort to rescue the
living or move the bodies of the dead.
CALL M Vr\?N
FOR LOVED ONES
People Pouring Into Stricken Dis
trict From All Italy to Search
For Friends and Relatives.
(By AmoeiiUA Pratt.)
AVEZZANO. via Rome, Jan. 15.
Anxious relatives who poured into
Avcsxano today front all parts of
Italy were stunned when confronted j
with the mounds of masonry which
represented all that is - left of the
town. Many realized at once the utter
uselessness of searching for the m Isl
ing, bot others, moro hopeful, climbed
aimlessly over the debris for honra
trusting to find some landmark which
would aid them in tracing loved ones. |
Many were successful in locating
the wrecked homes of, relatives or
friends. Frantic, many threw them-1
selves upon the rutr~* and called In
vam upon their lowen ones to answer i
them. They appealed for help In at* I
tempting to remove the stones, un-1
mindful ot their lacerated hands, cat
by the Jagged 'stoncu and broken
glass. Frequently searchers collapsed ;
and it was necessary to remove them
to improvised hospitals for treatment.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX.)
FOUND DEAD IN
Body of Georgia Traveling Man
Found in Bod Yeater
Spacial to TV IittaU'sKWtr. . r 1
CG?Ai??n??, Jan. 1?/-K. H. Solo- '
mons, n traveling man from Savan-.
nan. Qa., was found dead in his. bed
tn a local hotel today. Death ta said )
to have been due to apoplexy. Mr.
Solomons was a native of Hampton
County. He is survived by a wife.
The remains will be taken to Savan
nah tomorrow morning lor hurte!. A
brother. H. L. Solomons, of Badil I ar
rived this afternoon to accompany the
remains back to Savannah.
Teacher-Mothers Win I
in New York Schools.
After o fight lasting several years
it bas finally been decided tn New '
York State that iL is not ill?gal for 1
cation decided lt was, and as a re- '
nj-jlt; many women wtj-e frightened 1
Into resigning from the public scboola <
But a doten or more held Out Some <
of them took time off on pretexts of i
various kind*', but others who demand- "
ed time off without subterfuge were i
dismissed by the board. The women j
shown in these photographs are some
of the teacher-mothers who will be re- <
stored to their positions In the schools
with back pay.
Only One of Six Aboard Escapes.
Explosion of Gasoline Tank
(By Associated Pro?)
BEAUFORT, N. C.. Jan. 16.-Five
persons are ?cad as the result Of the
destruction of tho private yacht Julia
by fire In Pamltco Sound early today.
The explosion of the gasoline tank
was the cause.
Only one ot the s?t persons aboard
escaped. The accident occurred near
Knglehard, N. C., and resulted in the
complete destruction of the yacht
J. W. Murray, Burlington. N. C.
Mrs. W. E. Porch, Beaufort N. C.
O...V. Dodson, Norfolk, Va..
Two crew members, names un
Mrs. Murray,, who ls a proficient
Swimmer, succeeded in reaching the
shore. She said the cabin of the ves
sel waa filled with gas, apparently
from a leak in the gasoline tank
Which exploded when a member of
the pa. ty lighted a match.
Relatives of the dead have gone to
the acene and a search for the bodies
has been ordered.
The yacht sailed from Norfolk, Va.,
WednepJay for Beaufort, N. C., where
Mr. Murray was part owner of a
hotel. 'She was forty-two feet long,
had a carrying capacity, of 35 per
sons and waa said to be one ot the
most palatial boats of her kind along
tt'is portion of the coast.
Se* el Wealthy Virginia.
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 16.-Gustavus
P. Dodson, who lost hts life in the de
struction of the yacht Julia near Eng**
elhard. N. C., today/was a son of the
late R. A. Dodson, of Norfolk, one
of the best known and wealthiest cit
izens in this section.
Ho was 21 years old and was an
expert swimmer. He waa a member
of Ute football team Of Gie Virginia
Military Institute several years age.
E. Griffith Dodson left for Engel
hard tonight to expedite tho search
being made for his brother's body.
Will Address X. f, Legtslainre
WASHINGTON, Jan. ]5.-Secretary
Bryan today accept?! an invitation to
address thc North CaMlna legislature
WILL NOT EXTEND
ME TIME LIMIT
APPLICATION FOR LOANS I
MUST BE MADE BY FEB
lo Date Only $10,000 of Cotton
Loan Fund Ha? Been Ap
(Br AworiaUd Pres?.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16.-The tod
?ral reserve board, acting as the j
?entrai committee of the $135,000.000
?ntton loan fund, decided tonight not]
0 comply with requests recently re
ceived to extend the time limit for
oan application* beyond February
t. Applications mailed on that day
viii be the last considered.
It, developed today that bona fide j
ipplicatlons to the New York commit- j
ec in charge of actual administration i
if the fund amount only to about
510,000. This fact ls taken here lol
ndlcate that probably not moro than
1 f?"v million*; of the snm subscribed
wer will be applied for. In view of
lila, members of the board felt that lt
rvas net just tn keep all tho money of
.he subscribing banks tied up for a
)orlod beyond February 1..
Ii; connection with its action on the I
loan fund the board'annouoed that!
W. P. Cl. Hardtg, ita southern mem
ber, shortly would visit each of the|
muthern federal reserve banks to dis
JUBB with them questions of discount |
rates, eligible paper and other mat
fers. He also wilt investigate and re-1
port on the cotton market end tho j
probable acreage of the next crop.
Although the statement docs not I
?nfrsj>?piW'h IF 11 "I'I'Y Jtn< > "11 tonight that]
me of the purposes of Mr. Harding's f
iris it ls to talk with southern hank
ers about the transfer ot government
funds to reserve banka. Wien Sec
retary McAdoo drat broached this
subject tn the board'nearly six weeks
igo several board members questioned
the policy of such transfers.
Since, that time, however. Attorney I
General Gregory has held that the j
reserve board ls an independent co
ordinate branch ot the government
entirely distinct trom the tressury
department. At tonight's meeting it
was said no ?opposition was aroused
to the plan.
Mr. Harding ls expected to deter-j
caine the actual needs of reserve banks
?md through them the needs of mem
ber banks. He probaly will discover!
whether reserve banks actually desire
government funds and his report will
put the board in a position to give
intelligent advice in the metter.
A3?CS WILSON TO
Housewife's League Urges Prca-]
?dent to Embargo Shipments
of Wheat Abroad.
(By Associated Pres*.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.-A tele
gram reached the Whlto House to
day from Mrs. Julian Heath, of the
Housewives' League, who ssld that,
speaking for 800,000 American homes,
?he urged President Wilson to embar
go shipments of wheat abroad that
the supply might be conserved to keep
prices at normal in America.
Mrs. Heath's telegram ssld:
"The National Housewives' League,
representing 800,000 American fami
lies with organisations in ovary State
In the union, appeals to you. In view
nf the situation regarding wheat and
Hour, to take drastic measures at once
to protect your people; even, If neces
sary, to place an embargo on these
"We ere facing a crisis which needs
your serions consideration and action.
Unless a way ts devised to protect
Dor peo^s. suffering such as this
country ha? rarely felt, will ensue.
"Our bumper crop will avail but lit
tle for the producer or consumer nn-.
less Washington intervenes for their]
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ABANDON HOPE OF COM
THE SHIP BILL
IS IN DANGER
Conservation and Philippine In
dependence Measure Catt Net
Be Passed This
(Ty AuoriaUd Pr*?.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-Democra
tic senate leaders, beset by every
parliamentary obstacle that minority
senators can resort to, practically
have abandoned hope of accomplish
ing; any general legislation in the few
remaining weeks of the sixty-third
congress except appropriation bills
and the government ship purchase
Even the ship purchase hill ts In
danger of failure, in the opinion of
some senators. The presa ot appro
priation bills, coupled with the con
certed plans of Republican leaders to
tight the ship bill, ls operating to
keep the latter from reaching a vote.
It became known today wat some
Democratic senators bad told the
president the conservation and Phil
llpplne Independence measures, urged
In his annus) message, could not he
passed at this session. They also made
known to hun their apprehensions ^ re
garding Gie ship purchase bill.
The senate spent todays te "consid
eration ot the District <? Columbia
appropriation bill, the seventh day
that baa been devoted to it, * while
all the great supply measures, in
cluding the naval and military hills,
remain to be)disposed
certain on the rivers
The situation has revirad talk of an.
extra session.. Although Democratic
leaders are opposed to tb**., ti ls de
clare' It may be considered necessary
Bhooln tho shipping bill fall. Ono
source of hope td Democrats had hate
that business might be expedited in
night sessions, but three efforts to
hold night session? have been fruit
less owing to failure to muster a
Gutierres Expresse? A
preval of PreaSdenft*? Refer
ence to Mexican Affaira.
(By As*NtKt*4 Prats.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. if. -r-Provto
tonal President Gutierrez, ot Mexico
City, has publicly expressed hi? appro
val of that portion ot President Wil
son's Indianapolis speen referring to
Mexican affairs. The teat of an auto
graph lotter by Guttleres which ap
peared in the Mevico City press waa
given out today by the State Depart
ment as follows:
"The Mexican people and my gov
ernment have received with satisfac
tion the opinions contained, in the
speech of President Wilgee hi Indian
apolis. These opinions serve aa a far-'
ther proof of the purity ot his views.
President Wilson's profound sympa
thy for our people hoe always been ap
preciated by ne. Ia all the incidente
that have arisen subsequent to faa?
taking charge of the administration
this sympathy bas been lnveriab!*:
"We have always had a feeling ot
gratefulness to this great American
statesman for Just sttttado assumed
by him in not doing anything to din
der tho straggles of a people in the ef
forts made by them to seeder the
bonds of fanaticism ?nd ty-anny. A
master's seat for the table oe the
world baa been made of the great
capital by Mr. Wilson. Wo treat that
?a regards us the great majority ot
American people think and tee! fha
same ae their president, and. there I?
awaited by un an opportunity to dem
onstrate to the American people Chat
we shall be able to reciprocate ie a
loyal manner the friendship 0?y hara
given us proofs of."
- , ....* f ; .',?! ?
Charle? A. Smith
COLUMBIA. Jan. 16.-Charles A.
Smith, former lieutenant governor?
but yesterday elevated to the govern
arahtp of South Carolins by the eee
reslgaaUon ot Governor Cole L.
se, was formally Inaugurated to
faefore a Joint st salon of the gea
[ assembly. Governor ?rnilk's term
ot office will he brief, expiring Tues
day next, at noon, whee 3Uca*rd I.
Manning, vt Sootier. ?ill be inaugurat