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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,
TO FORCE THE
ALLIES UNDAUNTED BY THE
LOSS OF BATTLE
No Important Operations Along
the Eastern and Western
(By Associated Press.)
IXLNDON. March 20.- Undaunted
by tho less of the battleships Bouvet.
Ocean aud Irresistible, the Allies are
proceeding with their attempt to force
the Dardanelles, confident of suc-ess.
The Turka, however, express con
fidence that the forts and the mines
in the straits will be able to keep out
the Allies' ships.
The French battleship Henri IV and
the British battleships Queen and Im
placable gre on their way east to
replace the ship;; sunk by the mines
and those ships which were damager
were undergoing repairs on the spot.
This, within a few days at the latest,
the fleet will be as formidable as
ever, while the Fdssian Black Sea
squadron is believed to be ready to
Except in thc case of the Bohvet, of
whose crew only 64 were saved, cas
dalties suffered in the bombardment
of Thursday are said to be light. The
British admiralty tonight published
the losses among the officers on the
Irresistible, and although the ship was
sunk and the crew had to be trann
fered under a hot fire, the list co'.
talns the names of only, four officers
killed and one "severely wounued.
Part of tho fleet reentered the
straits yesterday, but owing tp un
favorable weather the bombardment of
the day before was not repeated, and
proably the only object ol the war
ships as to prevent the Turks from
repairing the damage already dpne.
The admiralty states that steps aro
being taken to deal wi.h thc mines,
but expert* warn the public that KO
long aa tho Turks haw mines to Bet
free in the strong current which
rushes through the straits, thc ships
will be exposed to thu' danger. Thu
direction of the currents, of course,
ls known, but with a big fleet opera
tiny, some of the ships must enter
the Area thus mined .and, lying across
the straits to fire broadsides, offer
a large target to floating explosives.
The intentions as to the landing of a
force are closely guarded, but it ls
known that an army of considerable
size is ready to attack the Turkish
forces elong the Dardanelles when
the admirals advise that the moment
Although fighting of more or less
intensity is always in progress along
the eastern and weitern front*., ther**
have been no important opera? icos
in the Inst few days.
The Germans claim small suc
cesses against thc British near St.
Elol and against the French at Notre
Dame de Lorette, north of Arras, and
to have repulsed several French at
tacks In Champagne, the Argonne for
est and thc Vosges. But the French
communication Issued today says
nothing of sufficient importance to re
port has happened.'
In North Poland there have been
several affairs of the outposts, but
neither army apparently is attempt
ing any large operations^ while the
ground remains soft, unless the Rus
sian movement turns out to be more
Important than it at present appears
to be, namely, a cavalry raid. ;
Thc Austrians, lt is said, have been
reinforced In Bukowina, and they re
port they havf? repulsed Russian at
tacks there and In the Carpsthtsna,
although lu tho latter region it has
generally understood that lt waa the
Austrians and Germans who wt re ant
ing on the offensive.
Neutral steamers in European wa
ters are having rather sn uncom
fortable time. Thq British have seis
ed and are holding several, Including
the Maracas, which ave suspected ot
having contraband for Germany. ? The
Germans, besides seising two Scan
dinavian oil Bteamer in the Bsltls hsve
Just taken the Dutch steamer Zaan
stroom, loaded with eggs for England,
Holland has formally protested to
Great Britain and Francs against the
order prohibiting the movement of
goods ?o' and from German porta.
A German aviator passed over Deal
today but was driven off after drop
ping bombs, which fell into thc sea
perilously close to thc American bark
Manga Rona. _
Turkish Ferres Reinforced.
ATHENS, March 20 (via London,
March 21; 12:44 a. m.)-Turkish fore
es on the ? oust of Ute Gulf of Smyrna
have been r?lrtforc.ed to the -number
ot 80.000. It is reported 10,09.? troops
have been sent to strengthen the gar
rison on the Dardanelles.
DEFICIT WILL NOT
Ch tir ?nan Simmons of Finance
Committee Takes Issue With
Prophet? to Contrary .
(Ry AFwnrmUsI Pri>*.0
WASHINGTON, March 20.-Chair
man. Simmons, of thc senate finance
committee, look issue today with
prophets of a large treasury deficit
In a statement snylng his Investiga
tions at the treasury have convinced
him the d?fie}? will not excede $26,
Senator Simmons aale there had
boen BO many eouriictlng estimates of
the probable deficit, some as high us
fino.OOO.OOr, that he decided "to as
certain tho real facts."
Total estimated receipts In Septem
ber. 1913, were $736.000,000, Senator
Simmons said, and estimated expen
ditures $718,000,000 Bhowing $18,000,
000 excess., of receipts.
'.The receipts from practically
every source." he added, "have fallen
below the estimate, due to depressed
business conditions ou account of the
war in Europe. Al chough the reve
nue derived ?rom internal revenue
tax probably will be Increased by the
mergency revenue act over the estl- ?
mates by about $20,000,000 there was ,
on March 15, an excess of ordinary
expenditures over receipts of approx
imately 8y.00O.O00 against a deficit of
$24^000,000 In the game date last year.
"The estimated receipts for the re
mainder of the fiscal ysar total $226,- <
000,000, while fete ordinary disburse
ments will amount to $207.000,000. an
excess of receipts over expedltures
for1 the remainder of thc year of $59.:
000.000, showing a net deficit of $26.
000,000 at the end t> the fiscal year.
The increases are due in part to the
normal gr?tfth of the government and
purt are due to conditions arising out :
01 the European wr.r *nd the abnor* ?
mal conditions in Mexico."
Much Concerned About \
Fate cf Constantinople.'
(By Aiewialcl Prr*?.) j
LONDON, March 20 (11.35 p. m.)- J j
An AuiRtcrdam dispatch fc? thc Ex-1 '
change Telegraph Company says: ?
"The emperor received Djavid B3y,
Turkish minister of finance, at Berlin ,
yesterday when the Dardanelles sit- i
uation was disbursed. In an inter- j
view which appeared in the Berlin ' <
paper Djavid Bey intimated the em
peror ?an much concerned about the <
sof-dible fate* of Constantinople, not 1
sVily because of the trmendouB polit- <
Kal consequences which would result
'/ut also on account of tho prosperity 1
which the forcing of the Dardanelles I
would bring to Odessa. The emperor '
ls quoted os saying: 'We ennnot al- 1
low Odessa to become another Ham- J
Frost Warnings limned.
WASHINGTON. March 20.-Frost
warnings, have been issued for the 1
Gulf States, including northern and 1
central Florida, the weather bureau 1
announced tonight in its general fore- ]
cast Temperatures In the south, it,
was stated, were from 10 to 20 de- j
groes below the seasonal average.
Snow fell last night and today at
points as far south as Meridian, Miss., ,
and Selma. Ala., but it waa believed j
crop damage w?ftld be negligible. The ,
snow quickly melted. i
Bark Manga J
(Oy AwocUud Pre??.) \
LONDON, March 20.-A German t
aeroplane dropped several bombs to- (
day off Deal, a seaport on the straits <
of Dover. The bombs alt landed in '
A patrol boat opened tire on the >
aeroplane, which turned and di sap- <
peered. ? One of the bombs dropped '
along side the AP??rican bark Manga 1
Reva and deluged her with a great 1
volume ot Water.
lias Had Adventursone farcer. .
PHILADELPHIA. March 20.-1|io, \
American berk kianga 'leva! which j
narrowly eflc*;.-d '/iing struck by a 1
bomb dropped by a German aviator 1
st Deal, England, has had an adven
turesome career. She was formerly t
the British berk. Pyrennes and was J
built on Ibo Clyde in 1891. In 1900 i
while bound from Rangoon to New- t
castle, New South Wales, she struck t
the islsud.of Manga R-vva, a low lying i
coral reef in the South Pacific. When -
the vessel struck the natives, many i
of ?vhom never bsd seen a white mah, 1
shvwed sn unfriendly spirit and at- I
1 , ^^^^=
Arrive* in Bluff Utah After Ten
Days' Search in Indian
I (Hy Atworhttcil Pnwi.)
DENVER, Col.. March 20.-General
Scott, chlei of Btaff of the army, ac
companied by Tae-Nc-Gat, a Pjute lil
lian wanted by the federal authorities
for murd-r; "Old Polk.1' his father,
Hhief Pos' y and the latter's son, ar
rived In illuff, Utah, late today, ac
cording to a special dispatch to the
Rocky Mountain News from Oluff.
General Scott .'entered the lud?an
country two weeks ago to seek to
pacify recalcitrant Flutes wbo were
tiding Tse-No-Gat in resisting arrest.
A posse of federal deputies under
Marshal Nebekcr. of Salt Lake City,
recently made an unsuccosdfu) at
tempt to arrest thc Indian and in a'
battle between the posse and tho
Pl?tes a member of the posse and
wo Indians were killed and several
were wounded. Six Indians were
captured and one ot the number was
leter shot dead while attempting to
General Scott, accompanied only by
ils aide, sn orderly j and Navajo
guides, left Bluff ten dave ago In an
?ffort to induce the Indians to sur
render. Details of no he go? the lead
ers of the band to return with him
lave not been received here.
Florida Men Arrested.
CHELSEA. Mass.. March 20.-Two
men thought to be Frank Weil, for
ner postmaster of Wade. Fla., and
Claude DiRosa, of Newbury* Fla.,
were arrested here tonight as fugi
tives from Justice. The police say
CH Rose has admitted tbat they are
he men wanted by.postofflcc inspect
ors for the alleged larceny of $7,500.
It was charged, the police say, that
parlous sums ot money were obtained
fraudulently through postoffice money,
orders which Weil sent to DiRosa,
afr encashed them. _
acked the crew with speire When
they had exhausted thHi wapons the
jailors, carrying rifles, went ashore
md captured seversi v.' tho natives
esponsible for the attack.
For months the 83 sailors lived on
:he island without being further mol
ested, subsisting mainly on cocacuts
ind birds eggs. All- hands Anally
were rescued'by a passing vessel and
aken to San Francisco.
The wreck wah sold st auction in
San Francisco for $it35 to a Captain
rhayer who fitted ottt a wrecking ex
cition, floated the ship In March.
1902, brought her to California, re
paired her. placed thc vessel under
.ho American flag and named her the
In October, 1913, while she was on
i voyage around Capo Horn, from
Philadelphia to San Francisco, th?
nsjority of her crew mutinied, found
the captain and first mate, . locked
hem in their cabins and navigated
the vessel back to Delaware Break
water. Thera the crew was arrested
ind some ot thom were tried end coe
rietet! of mutiny sud given prison
CROP EVER_P_RO DUGED
GROWN IN| THE UNITED
OF 500 LBS. EACH
Alabama, Louisiana and Oklaho
ma Only Sutes Making
(Hy AMuH'iatnl I'rtviO
WASHINGTON. March 20.-Tho
greatest cotton crop ever produced in
the United States was grown in 1014.
Census bureau statistics issued to
day giving final ginning figures, of
ficially place the 1914 crop aa a rec
ord with 1G.102.143 bales of ">0C
pounds each. That ls 409,442 equiva
lent .100-pound bales, or 204.721,000
pounds, more than produced in thc
great crop of 1911. In addition to th'/
production of lint cotton, u record
quantity Of '"ur colton, which ls ex
tensively used in manufacture of
military explosives, was obtained.
This amounted to 395,732.01)0 pounds
and brought the total 11)14 crop to
16.893,604. equivalent .r>U0-pOnnd hales,
or 8.446,803,500 pounds.
While the crop waa a record one,
the only Slates to make new records
in productions were Alabama, Lonis
ana and Oklahoma: The other cotton
States all came close to their rec
Unofficial estimates place the value
of tho crop at $570,000,000 for lint.
That ls bared on an average price of
7.2 cents a pound to producers, and
an estimate of 70 per cent as the
quantity already sold with the re
mainder selling at an average of 7.8
cents a pound. On the same bast* the
value of the seed ls estimated at
$134.000.000. These together make the
estimated value of the I914-'15 crop
to cotton fanners $704,000.000, com
pared with $911,000.000. the value t
the 19J3-'14 ero,/ oUlrrated in the
AQC'ttied In the figures sro 121.541
bales '.-tihunted to be ti,med out after
tba ?ia rm cantons.
Round bales included 57,618. Sen
Island bales 81,598. Average . gross
weight of bales 507.2 pounds. Gin
neries operated ?4,522. Linter cot
ton, not included In total. 772,270
tunning bales, ev 7J1.464 equivalent
Production by States in 600-pound
Alabama 1,750.281; Arkansas. 1,015,
674. Florida 80,963; Georgia 2,713,470;
Louisiana '.47.861 ; Mississippi ?.244.
703; Missouri 81.587; North Carolina
9i5,233; Oklahoma 1,261.350; South
-carolina 1.524.595; Tennessee 882,431;
Texas 4.584,933; Virginia 23.182. All
other States 63,880.
At The Imposition.
SAN- FRANCISCO, Marrh I0.~Vice
Pres Went Thomas P.. Marshall arriv
ed here today with hts party td 'ak
part In the formal dedication of the
Panama-Pacific exposition as the rep
r?sentative of PreAMeni Wilson.- and
lst*r to participate la similar cere
monies st the Pansma California ex
fbsitiea et Sen Diego, Cel.
lesh?p and Her S%
VOTED 22 TIMES
ALL IN ONE DAY
Statement By Witness in Election
Fraud Case Causes Laugh
(Hy Ax^irmtcd I'rcv?.)
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 20.
\ record for voting cf 22 times In one
lay was claimed by Fred Flsner, who
estified toda> in t?ie trial of thc Ter
re Haute election caie. Eisner told of
lis work on November 'i. IOU. with
i smile and O&ueed a laugh, which
vas joined tr. by Judi;c Anderson, nf
cr ho had hud the witness repeat the
lumber. Eisner said he confined his
iperntions to three precincts mid
vit li one exception, received a dollar
or each time he voted. He said he
was -cheated out of the oilier dollar
'as the paymaster .aid 1 had made j
mquRh money already." Eisner wai
?hallenged only once during thc day,
ie Haid. ?
Flsner and others, who today de
scribed alleged fraudulent voting in
ivblc'n tlicy participated last Novem
ber in Terre Haute, have pleaded,
Evidence bearing on thc alleged
'trnining school fer witnesses," which
'nlted States District Attorney
SYank C. Dailey described in bin
?pcnliiK statement, also was intro"
Moted Woman Writer
Jumps From 5th Story
(Hy AttforiMcd Pre??.)
NEW YOUK. March 20.-~Mrs. Ellen
leney, editor of the Woman's Mag
izine, published in Detroit, and writ
r of short Htorles., plunged flvo alor
0B to her deatli at her home hero to
lay. She was delirious from typhoid
Mr?. Heney-wa? a Bister of W. W.
'arley, State excise commissioner.
Iba was 32 years old.
(Dy. Awodated Presa,)
NEW YORK, M?r\h 20.-Passen
:ers aboard tho British steamer Lap
aiid. which reached here today from
liverpool, witnessed a battle in the
rish channel between a British tor
>edo liout, which escorted the Lap
and, and a German submarine. The
upland, crowding ai all steam, fled
n a zigzag tine lrom the/combatants.
Tho L-\plar?d jdned her escort jost
intside Liverpool harbor. They were
lot far from Liverpool when thc tor
tedo boat opined fire.
The rank . iir.'d a torpedo at aa
ither vessel, l'atsengers aboard the
.apland watched the progress of the
.lissile through the water, ?nd say :
' went wide of its target. No tor
<( do was discharged at tho Lapland :
o far as could be learned. i
ttcantimo the torpedo boat'? guns .
ad quickened their tit-. The Lap- ?
and'? captain ordered full speed I
head. To afford the submarine a
oor target, the Lapland was steered 1
t intervals abruptly to port aad to '
tarboard. The ?teamer soon left the <
0 greatest battleship over built in
totted States, ir not in the world,
cd down th? ways nt Newport
1 the other day. as hilts Eliza -
Kol h. declared by tilt governor
ennsylvsnla to be the "sweetest
in the State," smashed a bottle of
?pagne on lier how.
ere IH a question if the new bat
ip. and the five more like her
r way, are greater than the
ti Elizabeth now bombarding the
undies, anu the fivc nuperdread
lits jUBt being completed for the
sli navy. The Pennsylvania will
' 14-inch gun J. Thc Britisher has
ch guns. The latter will shoot
er. but the total tonnage cf steel
may be fi /ed from the Queen
helli la less than that of the
sylvania. At close quarters the
a Elisabeth would not do aa
i damage as Hie Ainerioau ship,
at a distance the British ship
1 strike while the American
I be milos out of range._.
Eight British Vessels**T
Lost During Week
(Hy .Woriatitt Pun?.)
LONDON, Mardi 20.-Connan sub
marine raids during the week end
ing Mureil 17 resulted in IOBS of eight
Vritish vessels, with a total tonnage
of 22,825 out of 1,539 arrivals and
sailings, according to a summary Is
sued today by the admiralty. Three
other vessels which wore torpedoed
were able to reach port.
The total losses to British com- <
mere'e from the beginning of the war
to March 17 were 96 merchant ves
sels and 47 Ashing vessels.
BRITISH ( M SF.HS HOVERING
AROUND VIRGINIA CAPEK
(Hy Associ?t*! Pmw.)
NORFOLK. Va.. March 20.-Appar
ently anticipating that the German
auxiliary cruiser Eitel Friedrich, now
at Newport Newa, would attempt to
make a dash for the sea under cover
of a fog. two British cruisers which
have been hovering around the' Vir
ginia capes for a week, came in close
to shore today and were plainly visi
ble from Capo Henry.
Thrown Children Ont of Window.
PHILADELPHIA. March 2.-Sam
uel Liebman of New York charged
by police of that city with throwing
his two small children out of a fifth- '
story window, resulting In the death
of one and the serious Injury of tho i
other, was arrested here tonight 1
Liebman admitted his identity and, i
according tc detectives, said ' o throw i
thc children out of the widow because |
he was tired of supporting them. i
Cargo of Manchurian Corn. j
SEATTLE, Wash.. March 20.-The
Japanese steamer Hakuablba Maru is
duo here from Kobe In a few days
with tho Aral full cargo of Manchur
ian corn ever borne across the PaclAc,
amounting to 5.000 tons. It will bo
used In the manufacture of stock
food. High grain prices In tito Unit
ed States has caused a brisk market
for Manchurian corn and further
heavy importations aro expected.
Carranza Forces Cut Off.
DOUGLAS, Ariz.. March 20.
Colonel Satnanlego'a Carranza force of
700 men ls reported to ha\te been cut
off from Its hasp et Agua Prieta, op
posite Douglas, and to have started
southward In an attempt to join Gen
eral. Iturblde and Colonel Comes, the
Carranza leaders who are trying to
Invade Sonora from the south.
Hen Fruit Stopped.
LONDOJl, March 20 (6:40 p. m.).
The Dutch steamer Zaanstroom, with
a cargo of eggs, has been stopped in
the North Sea by Germans and taken
ness A Battle
combatants far behind. The Lapland
carried 113 ppssengers.
The submarine was sunk by the
torpedo boat, in the opinion of Cap
tain Bradshaw, of tbe Lapland. A
widening circle of oil on the water,
the cal tain said, told of the subma
rine's fate.. ?
Henry Mergenthau, Jr., a passen*
ger, .son of the American ambassa
dor to Turkey, said first warning of
the submarine came when the torpedo
boat, wnlch had been In tho rear of
the Lapland, overhauled the steamer
at full sreed and Inquired If Captain
Bradshaw had seen a submarine. - He
had not. and the warship fell back.
When she was 1.000 yerda behind the
steamer, she started firing in the di
rection of the Lapland. Her" guns
spoke in quick succession and the
?bots fell so close to the Lapland's
port side that the sprays from Jets
;>f water they raised almost touched
Then the water became nil-coated.
Meanwhile the steamer sped ahead,
rho torpedo boat remained near the
IN THE GERIN
SUCH AS HAVE BEEN UN
KNOWN SINCE THE WAR
Criticises MUibury Authorities for
Trying to Germanise French
Territory ? - *
(nv AMCO.IH(?1 Pren.) .
RERUN. March 20 (via landon.
March 21: 3:2f*? a. m.)-Tho so-called
"truco of dod" among the political'
partie? suffered a breach lo the
Reichstag today,, loading to exciting
phones such .aa have been unknown
since tho war began and revealing" ge,
apparent rift in the Socialist ranks,
('eorfgo Ledebour. a Socialist deputy,
made the leading ?peech for his party
and during h*. i remarks criticised the
German military authorities. Philipp
Scheidemann, another Socialist mem
ber, later made a formal statement in
behalf of the party, however disavow
ing Lodbour's attack and Deputy
Heine one of the leading Socialists.
Interrupted while Herr Ledebour vas
talking and shouted that the letter
was not speaking on behalf of the 80
Deputy Ledebour's offense insisted
in saying that he was absolutely, hor
rified when a few day ego the military
authorities announced . that . they
would burn three Rustan villages for
every one burned by thc Russians*
These words raised a stormy protest
among: the non-Socialist members
who shouted "treason!" "we protest i *
"cali him to order?" ?od "shameless
Or. Karl Liebknecht, Socialist, In*
ter joe? od the word "barbarism" for
which the president of the Reichstag;
later called him to order. Herr Stad
thagen, a Socialist member, criticised
the censorship which bu claimed ox
[-.coded purely military requirements.
The German people, he said, have
::ome of an age where there do not
need a censorship. Freedom, of the*
press ho ?aid. must be restored, pre
cisely for the reason that Germany ls
saining a victory and the press mast
l>e allowed to discuss a basis of rea
750 POUNDS MEAT AUB
75 DOZENS KA DM
It FEW OF THE ITEMS THAT
WILL BE FURNISHED LO
CALLY FOR CADETS
DOES IT PAY?
Ml Rations tor the Clemson En
campment Will Be Bought of
Any person who may have doubt*
is to whether the encampment h?ro
his week of the Clemson college ca
leta will be of benefit to the commer
cial interests of the city Will proh
i.biy alter his view when he learns
hat already contracts have been clos
>d with ot least ono -merchant for
urge quantities of meats, eggs' sad
Mr. *T. A. Power, in conversation
ruh a reporter for Th? InUVIgencer
Yesterday, stated that he had con
rac ted with Caterer - Schiletter of
Memson college to furnish the cadets
vith about 750 pounds of fresh meats
lally during the eresmpment. Mr.
?ower's contract also calls for fur
dshing tho cadets with a minimum
>f 75 dosen eggs a dar. beal'lea large
luantitlea of grist, coffee, etc.
The caterer has made arrange
nents for purchasing bread from le
al bakeries and large quantities ot
oaves will bo furnished
These are just a few of -the n?cessi
tes which will have to be had for tbe
adcts while they are In camp here.
As for thc amount of money that
rill be tamed loose in thc city by the
30 or more cadets during the five
ays they are here; there la est?
is Ung that It is estimated that tr-,
adcts will average spending 13 each
rhlle he.e. This representa the tur?
og loose of nearly $1,500 ?lone.