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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
A PROCLAMATION MOMEN
TARILY IS EXPECTED DE
.. CLARING A BLOCKADE
IN THE WEST
While German? Arc Carrying on
Successful Offensive Oper
ations in thc
An Important success for the]
French ls chronicled In the latest of
ficial communication issued at Paris,
which announces the capture of near
ly two miles of German trenches in
tho Champagne region near Perthes.
From the nature vof the whole state
ment lt would, seem that activity in
the west has increased greatly the
last two days. The further announce
ment ls made that south of Ypres the
British troops control trenches around
which a two days engagement has
British and French airmen again
have bombarded German positions in
northern Belgian, damaging gnn posi
tions, trawlers and barges, transport
wagons and 'canal locks. Forty aero
planes were engaged In the raid.*
Norway, Sweden and Denmark will
send a joint note to Great Britain and
Germany protesting tespectlvely
against the use of neutral flags by j
British bhips and. the carrying out
of Germany's sea war zone proclama
. The Norweghvi and Danish war in
surance companies have ordered ves
sels of the respective countries, to
display prohjini ntly on, their aides the
national colors of their countries and
also the names of the ships.
tonada ?ae?iwenssted?*?? American
government- ta place , guards on the
American aide of the international
boundary at highway and raliway
approaches to "Canada., The request is
due to the recent attempt to blow up
tho railroad bridge at Vanceboro
(Ty Ai**.!?*?! Pi*a?.V
i LONDON, Keb. 16 -In the absence
of any striking news from thc two
5ur opean battle fronts, public Otten
au in England today was centered
on the threatened blockade of the
British Isles by German submarines'
and mines in retaliation for Great
Britain's act in prohibiting^ the carry
ing of food to Germany.
Great Britain received today
through Ambassador Page, Germany's j
offer to withdraw her threat of a
blockade if the British navy will per
mit the free, movement ot foodstuffs
to.the civil population of Germany.
It ls not believed here the offer Will
be accepted. . lo fact, Great Britain
already ls preparing to retaliate
against Germany by placing under
more strlgent control- ships destined!
to German ports; und a proclamation
mouioptarilyis expected .declaring a
blockade of the German coast, or, at
any .rate, the prohibition of foodstuffs
destined for Germany. The cabinet
considered this question today, and lt
ia understood the decision ia awaiting
formal cc-.urination by the privy
In the meantime British and neutral
vessels, are'moving as freely as -usual,
except those belonging to a few Dutch
Unes, which have reduced their num
ber ot saiMegs. Norwegian-and Dan
ish Insurance companies have given I
Instructions that steamers Insured by
them shall have their national colors,
Ute names of tba ships and the coun
try of their origin painted consplc- j
uously 'JO the sides nf all vessels.
Holland ano Italy, like the United
States, have protested to Germany
against her asa war ?ono threat ?nd
<CK>NTtNUBD ON" PAGE FOUR.)
DD mau ?TCARA ru
Vessel of 3.28? Tons and
LONDON, r\%a?7-4H*rW U- m.)
A Lloyd's dispatch from Fecamn,
France, says the Brit^m'flfearoer Dul
wich, Captain Dudley,. bound from
Hull for Bouen, wss blown up yes
terday ?3 miles ojbsffcee Antffer.
The dispatch sjBv that eeren of
the crew nrrrr?? In Fecamp last night.
They reported that no. one had been
injured and that ali of the crew could
have made their;escapa ia tao life
The Dulwich was a vessel of , 8,2*9
tons and waa own?d by the British
o . Dies From Starvation. o
o PALO ALTO, Calif.. Feb. IC- o
o Luui? C. Roth, a tailor, died here o
o tonight from starvation, self-in- o
o dieted, in an effort to cure B(< in- o
o ach trouble. o
o Roth ate nothing for C9 days. v>
o tast Sunday he announced that o '
o his appetite had returned and bo o
o began to take small quantities o l
o of orange Juice but the weaken- o
o ed digestive organs, were unable o|
o to retain the nourishment. o j
Air Wing of British Navy Makes
Another Attempt to Destroy
LONDON. Feb. 16.-(11:50 p. m.) -
The air wing of the British navy to
day made another massed attack on
the German positions along the Bel
gian coast in an effort to destroy or
damage the cubmarine base at Zee
brugge, the guns at Ostend and
Mlddelkerke and the aerodrome at
According to the official report,
good resulte were attained. Forty ma
chines were utilised.
While the British airmen were drop
ping their bombs on the gun posi
tions and tbc supply trains, barges
and trawlere used in mine laying and
mine sweeping operations, . eight
French airmen attacked the QhlstelleB
aerodrome, preventing the German
airmen from making an attempt to cut
off the British machines.
The oficial report makes no meh
tlon of the airmen engaged, so it la
presumed they all returned safel
Tho day was bright ?nd clear, con
ilona being -m^ra fryaiable^tneg*
Of Liumber Dealers
(Hy AawteteS Stress.)
WASHINGTON, Feb'. lG.r-TJ-j in
terstate commerce commission today I
dismissed the complaint ot lumber
dealers on the Norfolk and Western.1
Southern and Virginian railways,
that car-load lumber ratea from -their
producing points, all east of Roanoke
and south of the James River, to j
Pittsburgh, Columbus. Ohio, and
other points, are unreasonable and
discriminatory when compared with I
rates to the same points from tho so-j
called Virginia cities, Norfolk. Suf
folk. Petersburg, Richmond, Lynch
burg and Roanoke. -
ss We san a Hnffrsge Amendment.
TF'SINTON, N. J,. Feb. 16.^-The
senate today passed the woman auft
rage amendment to the Stoto conven
tion. 17 to A. The house passed the1
resolution, two weeks ago, and the!
question noa' will he submitted to]
Um voters nest September.
British Steamship Floated.
LONDON. Feb. 16.^(2:4G p. m.)~>
The British steamship Wavelet, rrom
Pensacola and Newport News for
Leith,, Scotland, beached near Deal1
yesterday after striking a minc In the |
English Channel, was floated today j
and 1? being towed to London. An
inspection showed that damages caus- j
ed by the mine were, extensive.
Thaw Trial March 1.
NEW YORK. Feb. 16.-Tb? .trial of
Harry K. Thaw on charge of con
spiracy was set today for March 1. It
previously had been set for Febru
ary 23. _
Ask 1 aerease ta Rate?.
DES MOTN?S^ Ia, Feb. 16.-An ta
from 2 to 2 1-2 cents a mlle was asked
today by officials ot elx railways at a
conference with Governor Clarke and
members of legislativo committees
The. governor said be though* the
State would be fair In the matter.
Presented to Msseora.
PARIS. Feb. 16 (4:60 p. m.).-Thc
t ilt worn by Napoleon at the battle
or Waterloo, which shows lils girth |
thad waa 41 1-2 inches, has been pre- j
seated to the National Military Mus
eum by Madame Pollpct, widow of
the military painter.
* 're Yrom Pertlaai,
PORTLAND, Me, Feb. 16-Fire'
freight steamers with Cargoes Inclnd- j
Idg nearly 1,000:000 bushels of grain
have lett this port for Koglard and '
Scotland since February 6 and are
dae to be within th? German war
sono stout the British Isles on or af
ter February 18. One .passenger!
stearne?, the Zea laid, ls scheduled to
arriv? at Mverpool tomorrow night. I
GOVERNMENT SHIP PUR
CHASE SILL PASSED BY
FIGHT STARTS IN
Measure Will be Before President!
for Signatura Within a Few
Days or P id
(Br AfmaimXea r.t*-.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-The gov
ernment ship purchase bill, as an
amendment to the WeekB naval aux? i
illary bill, wa? passed by the house of j
repr?sentative*- at 1:20 o'clock this
morning bya vote of 215 to 121.
The passage or the bill followed a
fourteen-hour parliamentary struggle
which, until long after midnight
threatened to extend interminably,
because of a determined filibuster di
rected by Minority Leader Mann, who
yielded only after administration
leaders decided to. apply a second
special rule to bring the fight to an
When Mtnorlty Leader Mann saw
that the Democratic leaders were de
termined to stop the filibuster several
conferences were held and the Repub
licans decided B$t to keep up the
fight. A few minut?e after 1 o'clock
a vote on the final paasage of the bill
The tactics of the Republicans,
threatening to drag out the roll call
ing indefinitely, the Democratic lead
ers at midnight brought in a second
special rule to limit the number of
yea and nay votes to n\fc.
Before Chairman Henry could get
the floor and offer his new rule. Re
presentative Mann forced a vote on
the first section of the Gore bill, after
securing ruling that ouch section
must be voted on separately, and
another roil call was begun.
Tho bill will go to the seilte nt
Nineteen Democrats voted against
j the bill. They , were: Bathrick, Bor
chers, Galla way, Dies. Donohue., Fits-'
gerald, Gerry, Gordon, Jones. Kindel,
Kitchin, Morrison. Moss, of Indiana;
Page, of North Carolin. - Saunders.
Slayden, Whltacre, Whit? and Wither
All ' Republicans present voted
against the bill.
Democratic leaders fn both houses
I of congress agreed tonight that the
government ship purchase bill either
would be before President' Wilson for
his signature within a few days or
dead so far as this cession is con
Majority leaders spoke confidently
of tho prospect of victory and Presi
dent Wilson, after a conf?rent e wftl;
Senator Kern, told callers the bill
would be passed.
^While the house debated the Weeks
I MANY VESSELS
DUE AFTER DATE
even Steamers From
New York Will Arrive in New
War Zone After Feb. 18
(By AMbriafnt FrnuO
NEW YORK, Fett. 1?,-Twenty-'
seven steamers from this port, mari
time records show, are due to he j
within the war tone declurcd by Ger- \
many on and after February ?8. the '
day set to establish the zone. Four j
of these ships are American-owned
and fly the American fias and Ava
carry passengers. The four Ameri
can ships are the Surnga. for Gothen
burg; the rushing, for Copenhagen;
the Kansan, for London, and the
Philadelphia, of the American line, a
passenger-carrying ship, for Liver
The four other vessels carrying
passengers are the Adriatic (British) |
of ino White Star Lane, wnic? should
reach Liverpool late ?n the 18th or
on the morning of the l?th; tho Nor
I wegian steamer Bergensrjord, for
[Bergen: the Cunarder Oruna (Brit
ish) due at Liverpool about February
i 25. and the French liner Niagara,
? which sailed Sunday for Havre.
I -AU the vessels were heavily laden '
with freight. The Philadelphia oar. J
ried 250 passengers, and th? Adriatic 1
400, and the. other three liners had
fewer passenga^^ah^ta?.', /; ?*. *
Ult Fr??B Boston. '
>- BOSTON, Feb. 1?,-Sis British
steamers which sailed from here in
the psst fortnight are dna at destl
' nations In England or Scotland on or
after February ix.
j Only one ot them? the Pretorlan,
Ane at Glasgow February 18. carries
passengers. The others are frelcht
eru, carrying foodstuffs chiefly. They
are the John Bokke, for Manchester;
Devonian, for Liverpool; Ninian, for
Manchester: Anglian, for London,
and Leo, for Glasgow.
NO FURTHER MOVE MADE IN
High Officiai? Admit Gravity of
Situation, But Decline to Dis
cuss Future Steps
fBy Ajeociawt rim.)
WASH?NQTO?Teb. IC.-The Unit
ed Stales, made.' no further move to
day in the diplomatic controversy
with Great Britain and Germany over
the use ot neutral flagB. the sub-"
marine campaign' ? on merchantmen,
and the shipment of foodstuffs to
Germany. Offlfltws awaited forma!
repHes from Great Britain and Ger
many to the recant American notes
on the subject.
Ambassador Page nt landon, and
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin sent dis
patches to the State department tell
ing of Informal conferences with thc
high offlclals.pf Great Britain and Ger
many, respectively, but did not Indi
cate that tho former Intended to al
ter Its policy oh shipments of condi
tional contraband to civilians, or that
the latter would recede from Ita an
nounced Intention of waging a sub
marine war on enemy merchant ships.
Ambassador Gerard reported that
German officials were friendly and
disposed to take inte consideration
the embarrassments of the United
States and other neutrale In the sit
While ar.aitlng answers to the var
ious American communications, high
officiais here, admitting the gravity
ot the diplomatic situation,- were dis
inclined to dlBOUss future steps or
One 8URgo*tJoa;?(?e German gov
ernment-that ? Afeencan organiza
tions "pr insular ?Ills* a? anperyiaa.
the distribution. 0* foodstuff
guarantee pt Us^delbrer^ to civilian
seems to be. Set with more difficulties
th au Were originally evident. While
making, it ?lear that tho subject bad
not bean' considered formally, officials
stated puen a proceedure could be un
dertaken hy the United States only
--with tho acquiescence of all the belli
1 Tiie. situation in Belgium as4 ia
Germany proper were in this respect
lu ld r'by State department officials
to ber analogous. It ' was revealed,
however, that before Minister Whit
lock and American organizations were
permitted to supervise food distri
bution in Belgium the consent ot
Germany as well as ot Great Britain
had been obtained. For a neutral
go vern in cut to assist the civilian pop
ulation of a belligerent to obtain sup
plies without the cont,? nt of th? oth
er belligerents would be unncutral, j
according to American officials.
But while the situation presents
many difficulties, officials are still
hopeful that an understanding on the
question of foodstuffs will be roached
which may avert the neoessty which
Germany declares will ensue for mak
ing war on enemy merchant ships.
The British government has mude 1
Its position clear on the principles un
der which conditional contraband will
not bo Intcrferred with when destin
ed to civilians in an enemy country;
while the German government has
stated that if it can get a food supply
for its civilian population it will
recode from Hs submarine campaign.
' Theso declarations contain no con- j
currence of \fiews, but officials say
there is always the possibility that
through the good offices of aa inter
mediary a common grand for. an un*
derstandlng may be reached.
In this connection the British sup
plementary note, replying to the
American note of protest about con
traband and shipping generally wss
?aid before President Wilson today.
It contains a lengthy argument on the
subject ot American rhlnping and
concludes with observations on the
subject of conditional contraband and
the decree takln? over tho supply of
flpur in Germany by the government
WHEELING,. W. Va,, Feb. 16.-An
nouncement that Theodore Roosevelt
had been summoned to appear before
the congressional subcommittees, In
vestigating charges against Federal
Judge Aston G. Dayton, was made
late today by United States .Marshal
Edward Smith. The committee heard
many witnesses today and held a ses
sion tonight that it might go to Wain
ing to hear the former president
r?ptala af Bl Becher Dead.
EDINBURGH. Feb. 16.-Captain !
Kr dm nun. commander of the German
cruiser- Blu -her. who was rescued
win n his ves? d sank in the North I
Sea battle of january 25, died here!
tonight from pneumonia. Mis illness ?
waa due to exposure.
NO DESIRE TO
HAR ffi_NEUT R ALS
GERMANY PUTTING IN EF
FECT ONLY MEANS OF
Suggest? That U. S. Uae Warships
to Convey Merchantmen
Through New War Zone
(By Aatociatad Pre*?.)
BERLIN, Fob. IC.- "By Wireless, to
Sayvllle.)-Germany's purpose In de
claring a sea war around the Brit'sh
.Isles lr explained at length In a
'statement made by Admiral Behncke,
o? the marine department, and trans
mitted to Lieutenant Commander Wal
ter U Gherardl, naval attache of the
American emb?sBy. It ls given out
officially as follows:
"Up to the present time Germany
In thc war at sea has followed the
London declaration or the stipulations
of tho ParlB treaty on which the
conduct of war on the sea had been
bared before the London decoration.
"In waging this commercial war
fare England had In view the subju
gation of Germany by starvation.
Germany in eveiy day way had sought
to bring the attention of the neutral
powers and all others from the neces
sity she was under to obtain food >or
ber civilian population, which was her
right under the laws of war. No
results could be obtained from her
"Since the shutting off of food sup
plies had now come to a point where
Germany no longer had sufficient
food to feed her people, lt became nec
essary for her to bring England to
terms through force. Germany knows
that by the use ot the submarine
England can be placed in a position
where food will be lacking- Her Ute
as a nation and the lives of her peo
ais depaaa^w pu ? < ur HUI 1 t^ftiiV
into action, and she must flo ?0.
"""no difficulties in the way of this
campaign have been largely connect
ed with the care which lt is desired
to give to neutral ships aud to th*
lives of those on board all commer
cial ships, whether neutral or belong-'
lng to the enemy.
"First-In arming her merchant
chips with guns for self defence Eng
land adopted a policy against which
Germans atrongely protest. The
United States took the British point
of view. Submarines cannot approach
British merchant ehipa and make ex
aminations Without exposing them
"Second-England baa advised her
(ConUnuu^ on Page Fo\ar)
AND ACQUlTl ED
German , Surgeons and Nurses
Freed on Absence of Proof
i \ rt-?-*
PARIS. Feb. 16.*v(r,:2.r. p. m.)
Gr mian surgeons and nurser sen
tenced by courtmarMal late 1? Novem
ber to prlBon terms for alleged pil
lage at Peronne September 15 and
who appealed, were elven a retrial
today and acquitted. The decision
of the court was that there was an
absence of precise proof ot the al
When the hospital at Peronne was '
captured by the French the bulky na
ture of the baggage ot tho Gc-man
surgeons and nurses aroused suspic
ion. A search wa? ordered and it
was alleged that In the baggage of
Stfrgeon Major Collins, who, with
Surgeon Major Wohlfart, waa in
charge of the hospital, there were
found three Tanagra "statuette * with
labels of the Peronne museum attach
ed to them. In tho baggage of tho
nurses lt wai charged that there
were pieces of silk, carpets and ftn% 1
linen. Tbe linross asserted, lt was
str.*ed, that,theSe thing* had been ,
givou them by the Carmelita sisters
In appreciation of their kindness to
the French wounded.
Guilty of Murder
(Br Amocia?d Vrrm.) I
MONTICELLO*?. Feb. ??.-Su- '
parlor Jud*e Park, in his charge to- <
day to a grand Jury which began an '
investigation of the recent lynching
hare of four negroes, held that the
perpetrators were guilty of murder.
The negroes, two men and two wo- '
mon, were alleged to have shot and I
wounded an office:' who attempted to I
arrest them or. a minor charge. They <
were taken from jail on the night of 1
January 14 last, hanged to a tree and '
then fired upon. The investigation ?
was uot completed todsy. Jl
o - Retires From Diamond. ?
0 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16.- o
o "Home Hun" Baker, star third o
o baBPinun nf thc . Philadelphia o
o American I/eague baseball team, o
o bas decided to retire from the o
o diamond, and will not appear o
o with the team next acason, ac- o
o cording to an announcement o
o made hero tonight by Manager n
'j Connie Mack, at a dinner of the o
o Philadelphia Sporting Writers' o
o association. ol
o Maker last year signed a three- o
o year contract with the Athletics, o
Representatives From all South
ern States Attending State
(By Associated Pm*.)
MEMPHIS. Tenn., Feb. 16.-Repre
sentatives from all the Southern
States were in attendance here today
at the annual meeting of State secre
taries ot the Southern Baptist con
vention. New officers named for the
coming year were Dr. J. W. Gillern,
Tennessee, chairman, and Dr. W. D.
Powell. K' ntucky, secretary.
The work of the secretaries in rais
ing for State, home sud foreign mis
sions, as discussed at today's sessions
by Dr. G. H. Crutcher, Louisiana;
Rev. Livingston Johnson, North Caro
lina; Rev. B. D. dray, Georgia, and
Dr. P. L. West, or Missouri, showed
that conditions were encouraging des
pite the financial depression resulting
from tho Europ?en war.
Bank Declared Inspirent.
The State oan'ilog department today
closed, the Mcginley Security Bank ot
^ayenr.woW, declaring .the Institution
insolvent. E. E< .McKlnely, former
cashier, was arrested and ls boluc
held on a charge of having made false
entries on the bank's books. The
bank was capitalized at $25,000 and
had deoplste ot $40,000,
(By Awociited Pim.) -
LANSING. Mich., Feb. 18.-Michi
gan Democrats nominated by accla
mation a ticket for the spring election
and endorsed In most emphatic terms
the administration of President Wil
sen at their State convention here to
day. The platform, adopted com
m.'lided the stand of President Wilson
on the ship purchase bill and de
nounced the Republican oppoaltlot
to tho measure as being1 un-American
and against American prosperity. The
platform pledged President Wilson the
support of the Michigan delegation
?Returned In Irons.
HALIFAX. Pt! S.. Feb. 16.-Four
teen men who enlisted, with the first
Canadian contingent for European
service hav? been brought back in
hons ar. "alien suspects," it was learn
ed today. AU are of foreign parentage
but somo have lived in Canada for
more than a quarter of a century.
Will Increase Forces.
8T. JOHNS. N. F., Feb. 16.-New
Foundland, willi a population of 250,
000 plans to bring Its quota of men
for the British army and navy up to
5,000 if the war lasts another year.
It was announced tonight that 300
moro soldiers would be equipped im
mediately. The naval forcea will be
Increased to 11,500.
Inspecting Reserve Danks.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.-Kif. P. O.
Harding and A. c. Miller, ot the re
serve board, left Washington today
to tc?peet the Richmond federar re
serve bank. Other board members are
expected to Inspect other reserve
banks in the near future with a view
to keeping In closer touch with con
Elect "Wet** Speaker.
SPRINGFIELD. III., Feb. 16.-David
E. Shanahan, of Chicago, a "wet" Re
publican, today was elected speaker
at the lower house of the general
arr.cmbly, breaking Ute deadlock that
Cor al* weeks has prevente? organisa
tion of the house and transaction ot
Passes Beth Heeses.
BOSTON, Fob. 16.-The proposed
?vornan suffrage amendment to the
State constitution passed the house
today, 1R6 to 33. P. will be voted on
it the November election, hairtng al-1
ready ceased the senate. When thal
rote waa announced a shower ot jon
quils thrown hy woman tn the gal
lery fell among the legislators.
SUFFICIENT NUMBER SIGNA
TURES OF FREEHOLDERS
RECEIVED ON FIRST DAY
OF THE CAMPAIGN
COUNCIL MAY ACT
ON MATTER TODAY
A? Soon at Legislature Ratifies
Act Providing for Election
Aldermen Will Set ?he
Date for it
The whirlwind can-Deign to secure
a majority of the freeholder's slgaa
tures to a petition requesting etty
council to order sa election on the
question of Issuing $100,000 ot bonds
for street paving ended on the first
day a brilliant success.
As soon as word ls received of the
ratification by the general assembly
of %he bill authorising the holding of
the election, the petition wilt be pre
sented to city council, sad that boo/
will convene without loss of time sad
order ttfe election. It is expected
that the legislature will ratify this
bill today. In the event thurla done
In time for word Of it to reach An
derson before night, the petition Will
be formally presented to council im
mediately, a meeting of the aldermen
called and the election: ordered. ,
. A Brilliant Saeeess.
In response to a call issued fer
chairman E. it. Horton, of the street
paving commission, the committeemen
who had been . selected, to circulate
the petitions among the freeholders
assembled in the county courthouse
at 6 oe Jock Monday afternoon ?nd M
canvass, together with . ?i??t*s
"petition and blank forma for signs
tures. Th* plan, a* aafloaaced then,
was to make a whirlwind can vasa of
the city'Tuesday cad socar? ss msny
names Ot freeholders to the petition .
ai. possible. Without .waiting for Tues
day to arrivje, several ot the couium
teemen went tb work Monday night
and secured a large number of signa
When the committeemen gathered
yesterday afternoon in the courthouse
at 6 o'clock to compare, notes as to '
the result of the campaign, it was
determined that a sufneienj number
of signatures had been received to
the petition to warrant the same be
ing presented to council aaa the elec
tion ordered by that body..
Several committeemen reported that
they had not been turned down by a
single person lo whom they applied
for his or her signature. Others re
ported that they had met with but one
or possibly two persons who declin
ed to sign the paper. Still others
brought .most gratifying reports hf
freeholders who signed the petition
with the keenest satisfaction and ex
pressed ' regret that they could not
sign lt moro than' once
Wa? Good News,
When lt was determined that a son
dent number of Flgnatures had been
received to the petition to Insure tts
success. Alderman J. E. Barton, than
whom there was no harder worker,
reached for his hat and called tor
.three cheers for the bond issue. The
air was rent with shouts.
Te Get Yet More. .
Just to make the petition stronger,
and to give others who did not get
an opportunity to sign ths paper a
chance to get on the "band wagon,"
the committeemen asked to bc allow
ed to take back their petitions and
secure more signatures. They wer?
permitted to do this, and today thoa?
freeholders who for one reason or
another were not approached yester
day by the committeemen wilt be
given an opportunity of Joining In
with the others In this great for- '
ward step for Anderson.
BALANCE IN FAVOR
OF UNITED STATES
[Report Shows Deere?? of $4>
813,619 Compared With
WASHINGTON, Feh. 16.-Fora Iga
trade during the week ending Febru
ary 13 netted the UnUed States a fav
orable balance of $30,320.607, accord
ing to returns announced tonight by
the department cr commerce. 53am
pared with the preceding weak this
waa a decrease In the balance by
Exports last weer were $54,186,41?
and imports $23,865.823 compared with
$59.0.1,106 and *22.44?,8so raspectlre
ly for the week of February 6.
Cotton exports amounted to 285,64?
bale?, making tho total for the past
ten weeks 2,',t0i,081. hales. "?