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NEW SERIES, VOL. 1, NO. ?. W??kly. l?tobU??e* 18?; Dal?* Jan. 18, !'./.<.
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ANDERSON, S. C.,
MORNING, MA\32, 1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR,
Two British and <]
the Bottom of
TWO OTHERS RAKE
Both Great Britain and i
First Serious One Suffi
They Began Attemja
" tuous Waterway
fBy AsaocitUd Prc??.)
LONDON, March 19.-The- British
battleships Irresistible and Ocean and
the French battleship Bouvet were
blown up by floating wines while en
gaged wHh the remainder of the al
lied fleet In attacking the forts in the
narrows of thc Dardanelles Thurs
Virtually all ot the crews v)f the
two, British ships were saved, hav
ing been transferred to other ships
under a hot Are, but an internal ex
plosion took place on board the
Bouvet after she had fouled the Une
and most of her crew was lost. The
41ouyeLjjanJt,three minutes after she
hil the mine.
Thc waters in which the ships'were
lost had been swept of mines, but the
British admiralty asserts that the
Turks and the Germans set floating
containers of explosives adrift, and
these were carried down by the cur
rent onto the allied ships gathered
inside the entrance of the straits.
Ali the ships sunk weiro old ones/
The Bouvet was built nearly 20 years
ago and the Ocean and Irresistible In
1S98. They were useful, however, for
the Work in which they were engaged
in the Dardanelles. The sunken Brit -
lsli ships are being replaced by the
battleships Queen and Implacable,
vea?els of a similar type. They are
said to have started some time ago
in anticipation of Just such losses as
have occurred. 'Two other ships, tbe
BrltiBh battle cnulser. Inflexible and
the French battleship Gaulois, were
blt by shells and damaged. British
casualties, according to the British
official report, "were not heavy, con
sidering the scale of operations."
The damage done to the Turkish
forts by-the heavy bombardment nae
not been ascertained. It is stated mat
operations against.them are continu*
lng. The forts attacked were those
.'on either side of Kepher; Bay and on
Kephez Point outside the narrows and
those on Kalld Bahr *uid Chanak lu
The Kephez forts replied strongly
when the battleships advanced np the
Dardanelles and all the ahlps__were
hit. It ls asserted that those'forts
Anally were silenced and a bombard
ment of those in the narrows was
under way when the three battleships
hit the minea, The blowing np of the
ships did not canse a cessation of the
fighting, which continued until dark
Russian Offensive Against the Ca
Down Quicker Th)
(Br A:-.!.-.!'.! Pre-*,)
B KR LIN. via London, Msrch 19.
(11:60 p. m.)-J??rr Lennbofr, cor
respondent of the Zeitung Ammtttage,
sends the following dispatch frpm
Austrian .headuuarters nader date of
"The Russians offensive against the
Carpathian Une haa broken, down
<(.ilrker than .waa anticipated con
sidering the vigor with which the
attack was begun. The Russian hope
waa to break the Austrian and Ger
man Unes east r.t Lu plow Pasa. They
sent forward hugo forces there, but
all attacks, wore repulsed with enor
mous r?*?g?ian losses and thc Hin*
trian s and, Germans aro steadily lt
?lowry gaining ground.
"The Russians charged In fIve* auc
cesaive lines. A? soon as one line was
cul down, another advanced until sll
f!vo hod been shot down'. The ?tua
stans sent forward all available
troops, even adjuncts. Ilks t"n<< older
mea who pmfously were faed as
? BY FLOAT
hie French Sent .to
the Straits of
D BY TURKS'
RE AND DAMAGED
France Admit the Losses,'
ired By the Allies Since ?
?ts to Pierce the Tor
/ Leading Up to
ness Intervened.- It is understood tho
engagement was resumed today.
The British battleship Irresistible
was commanded by Captain The Hon
orable Stanhope Hairke and in times
of peace carried a compliment of
780 men. She was the largest of the
three allied battleships sunk, being of
ir.1100 tons displacement and 430 feet
long. Tho warship carried four 12-,
Inch and twelve 6-inch guns. She
also carried sixteen 12-pounders, six
3-pounders, two maxims and four sub
merged torpedo tubes and was pro
tected by Krupp armor. Her speed
was 18 knots an hour. She was built
in 1898 at a cost of $8,000.000. - ?
The Ocean was commanded by Cap
tain Arthur Hayes-Sadler and had a
crew of 780. She was 418.feet iong
and of 12,950 tons displacement. Her
armament was composed of four 12
inch and twelve 6-inch gnus, ten 12
poundcrs," six 3-pounders, tvo max
ims, four submerged torpedo tubes
and her armor was of Harvey-nickel
make. She was ot 18 knots speed and
waa built in 1898.
The ministry of marine tonight gave
out the following communication:
"Ia the course of the operations
in the Dardanelles on March 18, the
allied naval forces were subjected
to a very intense fire and wraships
ran against floating raines in the
straits. French and English battle
r-hips violently bombarded Forts Killd
Bahr, Chanuk Kalessl and also Forts
Souain Dore, Dardanus and Kephes
"The results during the ^course of
this hot day were acquired at the cost
of a considerable loss. The Bouvet
was sunk following the explosion of a
mine. Tho Gaulois was momentarily
put out of action by reason of damage
caused by the fire of the enemy. Th<>
English fleet suffered equally, two of
Its battleship being sunk by mines.
These losses, painful as they are, wt]l
not stop the course of operations.
"As soon as the news of the acci
dent to the Bouvet was received the.
minister of marine sent a dlsnstch to
the battleship Henri IV, which was
on the Syrian coast, to replace the
Bouvet Information as to the fate ot
the crew of the Bouvet has not yet
*>?>?n received. A certain comm.unlca
I tion permita tee statement that part
j of the crew, the exact numbe.' un
' known, h 18 bren saved."
jrpafhian Line Has Been Broken
tn Waa Anticipated.
guards for thc military work shop3.
Even military tailors and cooks were
forced into the attacking line.
"This caused an apparent relaxation
In tho vigilance of the Russian
vedette service. Gorman troops,-mak
ing a flanking movement over diffi
cult terrain, found all th* pickets,
even he -machine guns divisions,
sioenlng. In the hattie, bowevor, the
Rn.'Jane fought recklessly, firing
white standing with their bodies en
tirely exposed o the hottest hail of
"Thc attacking forces, chiefly Si
berians, held their ground stubborn
ly. Although many hundreds were
taken' prisoners, none surrendered
roadity, bot had to be overpower in
the trenches. It tlnally became evi
dent that the fcKjBaianu, lacked rc
serves of equal quai.'ty.
"The weather continues severe, '/he
hornes sink up to their bodies In the
n JW. Splendid morale prevcils among
tn? Austrians and Gormans."
III PnRT PLOT
REPRESENTATIVE OF GER
MAN GOVERNMENT INSTI
GATOR OF CONSPIRACY
C neel for Stegler Did Not Men
tion Name of the Repre
(By A?K/ciatc<l Pres*.)
NEW YORK, March 19.-A repre
sentative of the German government
in this country, "who. on account of
hit* position, ii immune from arrest,"
was described in the federal cour?
here today as the "arch conspira
tor" in tho plot to obtain ? false
American passport for Richard P.
Steglcr, a German navhl reoervmt.
The accusation wao made by
Charles ll. Griffiths, Stegler's coun
sel, in asking for a light sentence for
his client, after he had pleaded guil
ty, Steglcr received 60 days In Jail.
His two fellow conspirators-Rich
ard Madden and Gustave Cook-who
yesterday were convicted by I a Jvy
largely on StegWa testimony, were
sentenced to ten months each.
' "Stegler is not the Instigator of this
conspiracy," Griffiths told the cou?*?.
"He i3 not thc arch conspirator. Hav
ing lost bia position in sn exporting
house, Stegler went to a representa
tive of hi> government here to sec
if he could help him out. There a
plan wan suggested to hi mto get a
pa ?sport to go to England as a spy.
Monoy was given him to get the pass
port together with recommendations
from firms in the United States to
firms in England to carry out the
scheme. There was where the money
came from-$200 in all-out of which
he paid Madden and Cook."
Stegler, the attorney continued, was
to get ready to g?, but wanted writ
ten assurances that in case he met
death in England his wife would be
"Ho gave up the plan," Mr. Grif
fiths declared, "because he cou'd not
get the written assurance. Tn- re
presentative of the crinan government
then offered nlm work around thc har
bors and docks. This representative
is on account Of his position .immune
from arrest, if he were not, I cou!**
3how this court that Stegler was led
on by this person to obtain the pass
Griffith) did not mention the name
of the "representative of the German
government" to whom he alludded.
Judgp Cushman, sentencing Stegler,
sa'd he would.take into consideration
the fact that he had made a clean
breast of h i part in the conspiracy,
"Since at this time there is a large
foreign-born population which still
apparently showed allegiance to for
eign governments, something should
be done to discourage acts ot this
kind, lt would not do to send him out
from here scot-free and let him pass
as a hero."
Tell? Why Election
Returns Were Held
(By Awocistcd Prc.?.)
INDIANAPOLIS, ind.. March 16.
How returns from precinct B, of the
Sixth ward In Terre Haute, were or
dered held b-cause Ell H. Redmahd.
I Democratic candidate for circuit
1 judge, was running behind, was re
: lated today at the hearing in fed
eral court of the election fraud case
by Sylvester ' Jordon, Democratic
committeeman, and one of the 88 who
hin??, pleaded guilty.
"Chief of Poltce Holher," t aid
Jordon, "came down to the precinct
end told me to have the returns held
back until late, aa we might have to
add a hundred or two votes to save
Redmav. I lat ev got word that we
wouldn't have to add any votes."
Fought and Died
As a Private
PARIS. March 19.-(?:55 p. m.)
The death bf Henri Collignnn, coun
sellor ot State, on the field of battle
In eastern Prance wss announced to
day. M. Co'llgnon. who was 58 yearn
of age. volunteered aj a private sol
He bad been fighting for months lc
;lba trenches and, according to his
officers,: showed remarkable coolness
and bravery. He was recommended
several timee for promotion to 'the
rank ot.second lieutenant, which he
refused, preferring to serve as a pri
American Killed ?n Mi
This IH a photograph of J. H. Mc
Manus, formerly'Of fchicago, who was
killed Thursday, March ll. in Mexico
City by thc adherents of Zapata, the
bandit, who are now in possession ol
the capital. President Wilson, through
the agents ol'. the j state department
now in Mexico, Uf-ljrylnR to learn the
of tile Ameri
details of tho nu
Accounts as to '
Manus varied. Soi
fired thc first shot
killing of Mr
persona said he
the Zapatstas as
they were Hying to-force au entrance
to his house. Oihcrs said the Zapatis
tas began Ute- shooting.
The American's hat was full or bul
let holen, an-1 that is said to indicate
that the attack on him was made
from a short distance. After he had
been killed the house was looted. The
matter was immediately reportad to
Generals Baroma and Guerra, who
promised to make Tn investigation.
Mr. McManus wis ono of .the bent
known, most respected and most re
sponsible, member^ of the American
colony in Mexico CKy, according to a
prominent Chicagoan who har. large
. .-Hpjtras -flnJM)d?S?>$p,n/ ( ?
Mcllhonny & Co., a big firm which
manages a large group of mines in
the Guanajuata district He* had been
in business In Mexico City for about
15 years and was a leader of affairs
Special to Thc liitcllitracer.
Governor Manning onight ordered
all the dispensaries In Barnwell coun
ty to close to remain closed Indefi
nitely. The grand jury of Barnwell
county has employed an expert to
audit thc books of the Barnwell coun
ty dispensary board, which was re
moved from office by the governor.
Governor Manning tonight express
ed Condemnation of thc fact that some
people arc applying for office made
vacant by the death of some county
officials even before the oftVdals were
buried. Hu expressed strong disappro
val of tbis lack of respect which -jonie
men exhibit in letting their greed for
office run away with them.
The governor. has recv.'-ived 16 ay
plications for the positloi of coroner
of Greenville qounty and there ls no
vacancy in that office. The Green
ville coroner got Into some trouble !
the other night, and lt ls presumed
that his 15 constitutient thought that ;
he would resign.
Governor Manning named the mem
bers of his staff anu among thc hew
crop of colonels are John B. Adger
of Belton. George W. Dick of Sumter,
and R. M. Cooper of Leo county. W.
J. Mnldrow of Anderson Is a lieuten
ant colonel, and among Ide other lieu
Two. British &
(Br Ai.?oc!?t?? Prc?.)
GLASGOW. Scotia^, March 19\
The British steamer Hyndford was
torpedoed today in tho English Chan
nel by a German submarine. .
, It is reported one member ot her
crew waa killed.
This steamer wa? torpedoed in the
favorite ponting ground of the Ger
man submarine off Beachy Head while
she waa proceeding for London under
ber owd steam.
.The Hyndford wa? of 2.775 tons net
burden. She waa 976 feet long and
wa^^bottt^^ Port ^Glasgow in 1905.
Found Mot ?aii*y.
BR IDOKPORT. Cona., March 19.
Mrs.. Helen M. Angie waa faned not
guilty c\' manslaughter by a jury in
criminal court here, tate today. Sim
waa accused cf having caused . the
death r.f Waldo R. Ballon at Stamford
on the nigh? of Jdne 2.1 last.
Tho ann ?? ncentent of the verdict
was greeted with cheers.
exico by Zapata'? Men.
J. Ii. IMAM'S OF CHICAGO
of the American colony.
tenanf colonel? on lils stan* are Rion
McKissick of Greenville and H. C.
Ingram of Greenville county. L. W.
? Cheathnm, editor of the Edgefleld Ad
vertiser, is the only newspaper man
to draw a lieutenant colonelship np
I the governor's staff.
Capt. R. II. Jennings, former State
treasurer, ls seriously ill with pneu
monia at his home in Wlnn.sbo.-o.
Capt. Jennings is 7fl years of age and
fears are entertained for his recov
Metropolitan, Columbia and Elks
clubs and the Ridgewood country
club have taken all lockers from
their clubs and discontinued the serv
ing of intoxicating liquors to their
members. Thcso are the leading
clubs of Columbia. l? is understood
that Governor Manning ls goth;, to
make Columbia dry at once, and that
the same course will be followed in
Charleston. When seen tonight the
governor would have nothing to say
. or publication on thc matter, but lt
is known, that ho thinks tho time han
now arrived for some re&uls and
that he will proceed tc enforce ti e
law without waiting further on local
officials. Thc edict has gone forth
that al', blind tigers must, close up
shop and leave the State.
She wad owned by the Scottish Ship
Owners Comprtnv." of Glasgow.
Wheat Steamer Torpedoed.
LONDON. March 1ft.-(4:07 p. m.)
-The British steamer Bluejacket with
wheat from Llfcrnool has been tor
pedoed by a German submarine off
Bear-by Head. ' -
The crew took to th? boats. Tho
steamer, alt heigh badly damaged, re
The Bluejacket was of 2,271 tons.
She wai 336 feet long, was owned by
G. Hallet, of Cardiff, and .wa? built
st Sunderland In 1904. ?
Capitalist BICK In Aiken.
NEW YORiK. March 19.-William
Douglas 81oane, n prominent mer
chant and capitalist of this city, and
member rf the firm of W. ft J.
Sloane, died today in Aiken. S. C., ac
cording to advices received from tbs
VICE PRESIDENT MARSHALL
SAYS SITUATION NOW
SAME AS IN 1812
IT IS ALMOST A
Predicts Wilson's Renomination
by Acclamation and Re
(Ry A . I':. )
OGDEN. Utah. Mnrch 19 -Likening
the present international situation to
conditions preceding 'he war of 18.'^,
Vice President "Marshal! made this
statement today while on his way to
"Personally I am a very peaceable
man. I rather think now is the time
for the entire United States to be
peaceable. We now have a situation
that has practically the s:'Jie prob
lems that brought on the war of 1812.
It ts almost a parallel case excepting
that war ls more terrible now than
uver before. The question arises in
my mind whether we as a w.vld have
actually progressed In "the last 100
years when lt comes to war, peace
"There WOB a time In the west when
cowboys used to come In and shoot up
a town. It was safer to stay at home
than to venture on to the streets and
usually the man that did not want to
ge into trouble took the safe side of
his domicile until the' shooting was
over. He might get hit and he might
not. ' Of course, his action might af
feet the amount of business he was
doing. Tho situation as to the world
is just the same, only on a larger
Mr. Marshall predicted President
Wilson would be renominated by ac
clamation and without opposition, and
that ho would be reelected.
1 WITH THE DEAD
Attacks on Austrians in Southeast
Galicia Result ci Heavy
Loases to Enemy
(Hy Ai?oriat?l PPM*.)
VIENNA. March 19 (via London,
March 20; 12:52 a. m.).-The Austrian
war office tonight made public the
"In the Carpathians, in the region
:>f Lupkow and Smolnik, there ls vio
lent artillery fighting. A Rusalan at
tack on the heights southwest of
Roligrod wan repulsed.
"Strong hostile forces have attack
ed our positions no th of Vdzok Pas',
They were repulsed w'.ih severe 'es
"In southeast Gr.llela In the fore
noon there was Perce fighting. Num
inous attacks by the enemy against
our center and left wing* were unsuc- .
:esBful. The enemy suffered heav
osees, the Held being covered with
lead. We captured five officers and
"In West Galicia and Poland the
situation ls unchanged."
\ LA HA MA PROHIBITION , '
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. Msrch 19 -
The law recently enacted by the Ala
>ama legislature prohibiting thc <h
ivery Into the State or more than
inc quart of intoxicating liquor to
?ne parson in any one month, was
cid unconstitutional today by Judge i
Sunter, in city court. The court ruled
hat the statute ls a regulation of in
erstate commerce; thst congress
aonot delegate such authority to the
States; and that the federal Wc'ub
Ccnyon act prohibits the shipment of
Iquor In a State only when soase*
lon of any quantity of liquor In that
State ls unlawful.
Belgian Relief Ships Sail.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. March Itf.
-With a cargo of grain vetoed at
391,980. the Belgian relief ship, the
lt ?tish steamer John Hardie, cleared
h.'s afternoon and will sall tonight
or Rotterdam from whence the cargo
viii be re-3hlpped to Belgidm for att
ribution among the desltute ctvt
(ans. The cargo, . which includes
in,.".un bushels of wheat and 25,000
>UBhols of corn, was supplied by the
imerlcan Commission for Relief in
Aeroplanes for Mexico.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., March 19.
'bree aeroplanes of American manu
icture have been purchased for do
very to the Villa forces at the Mexi
nn border within three weeks, ec
ordlng to an announcement made to
Ight by I?. C. Laffuratta, a Villa agent
ere. Aa aviation corse already had
cen organised. Laffaratta declares,
nd a company bf young soldiers now
re being schooled ia the art of fly
ig by five experienced aviator? in
ie Villa service.
a ??iv/t. ??vc. ?-tn 119
OCCUPY MEM EL? A CITY Oh
IMPORTANCE IN NORTH
AN IMMENSE BOG
Political Situation AS Regards
Austria and Italy Remains
(B) AMnriaUd *?.;*.?
IX)NDON, .March i9.-The opera
tions in the Da -dt neile y in which the
'British batt'oshlpB Irresistible and
Ocean and the French battleship Bou
vet were sunk by mines and a British
I battle cruiser and several other of
the allied warships were damaged by
theil fire from the Turkish forts, held
thc center of attention tn the war.
. There wen no other, events of im
portance reverted except the sinking
of two more British steamers by Oer
iiian submarines and the occupation
by thc Russiana of Memel. a German
port on the Baltic, which was an
nounced in the German official com
munication. Memel ls a town of con
siderable importance In northeastern
1 Prussia and the presence there of
T-usslan forces ls taken by military
observers here to indicate that the
Russian generals ha vb decided to at
tempt a big sweeo down through East
Pruissla In an endeavor to compel? the
Germans to fall beck from Poland. -
Again North Poland has been trans
formed into sn Immense bog by the '
thaw which has set in Just as Field
Marshal con Hindenburg has started
his offenslvo against Przasnyz. It ts
I declared that it ls Impossible, except
at widely separated high places, to
move, let alone fight. .....
The Germans, however, seemingly
anxious always to be doing something,
have started an offensive In central
Poland, where they have commenced
! an .attack on the Russians in the re
gion of the Pillea River. There also
is heavy fighting in Galicia, the Car
! pathtuns and Bukowina, despite tho
j On the western front no operation
I of great importance has tak?u niece.
! although the French continue their
I efforts to work their way forward in
I the Champagne and Argonne regions
? and the Belgians still are active in
! thc little bit of thtdr territory re
maining in their hands.
The politic??; situation aa regards
I Au J tri? snd Itsly'remains obscure, but
there- aro persistent reports lo- Lon
don that negotiations for the cession
ol Austrian territory to Italy have
broken down, Italy's demands having
i been considered excessive.
Take to Mountains
Defeated and Routed By Conven
tion Troops Southwest of
(By Associated PIM?.)
WASHINGTON, March 1?.-Defeat
and complete rout of the Carr&nxa '
forces under Ge:/>.ral Monclovlo Her'
rera by the convention troops of Gen
eral Rosalio Hernandez at Oregano,
southwest of Piedras Negras was re*
ported trday to the Villa agency here
by the military commander st Piedras
The dispatch said a large number
of prisoners were taken by the con
vention forces, and Herrera's men
scattered and fled,to the Burro Moun
tains, near the border, tx/ween
Chihaut. .a and Coan ulla.
The defeat, the agency claim?,
marks the end of resistance by the
Carranza element In that section.
Another report, today said the scat
tered remnants of the Carranza forces
aurprised and routed by General VMla
at Ramonefc, east of Monterey, rwtfa
retreating northward toward the bir
der city of Canargo and the nain
body had reached Aldamas. with Villa
troops in close pursuit All their ar
tillery and ammunition was captured.
WASHINGTON. March lt.-Dla*
patches from the border to the Villa
agency tonight aaid convention troops
took Aldamas today after severe
fighting and were marching on to at*
tack Moiamor.Jr. the Moretean port
across the Rid Grande from Browns
Bryan Celebrates Birthday.
WASHINGTON. March ls.-Secre
tary Bryan celebrated his fifty-fifth
birthday anniversary today hy ex
changing ratifications of the peace
treaty with Italy, with tba italian
ambassador. Count Di Cellere. Ou
H>nday ratifications of the treaty
wtlh Ruse's will be exchanged and 16
of these conventions will actually h?
rn effect. Thirty have been negotiat
ed and 20 nave been ratified, by uta