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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,
HAS DECLINED TO MAKE
ANY TERRITORIAL CON.
PLACE TROOPS ON
Ronra C?rrete ender* of Figaro
Say? Rome Believe* War
i. e !.>.?..
e ?ISSlMi TROOP*
? . . ,:. ,- ?
. KtMfK. Aerif. ?k-Beports re. e*
. ?hei here from A ?stria today a
? says tue Deal monarchy ls ker* o
e neely gathering breens ea the o
e Ifalum froatkrto face a ?esslele e
o tarante* hy Italian soldiers. A o
a largo contingent ff Austrian o
o treepM 1? qBartered Ht several o
e frontier polst*. .
PARIS. April 20.-Italy'? decision
for or, against war ls' believed le
Home to be imminent. The.Home-cor
respondent of < the Paris Figaro says
that today marka the expiration or
the time limit which was fixed by
Italy1 for a presenttloo of proposals
by Austria. U la generally under
stood that Austria bsa' declined to
make a territorial concession that ls
satisfactory to Italy, and, according
to thia report, the German''and
Austrian ambassadors are preparing
Greece also ia endeavoring to arrive
ai a fixed policy. A representative
of . -Xlegvjtj^i?i?teft.Js on his : way ^
tb yi?aaa and Bftflln, presumably'on
iib intimation has been given as to
the exact purpose of the mission.-al
though lt ls known that King Con
stantino who ls ? brother-in-law of
Kniperor William ol' Germany has
net himself against .tho party which
favors the intervention of Onfeco
on the Kids of tho allies.
ill REVIEW FLEET
?? HEW ISM M ?7
ARRANGING DETAILS OF
PROGRAM FOR PRESI
? WATER CARNlVAIi
Lent* Parada And Many Other
Features Planned To Fol?
, Bow Review.
WASHINGTON. April 20. -Tue navy
department has selected islay iT. for
the-president's review of tho. Atlantic
fleet at New York. The department
officials today er? working out the
details of the ra\ <* and the events
to follow ashore.. These lncludo a wa
ter carnival on thc 17th and a land pa
rado by bluejackets, marines, federal
troops and other military organiza
tions on tho asst d?.y.
The erosleeui.wUl retrain In New
York "until titer 1?th. HI" reviewing
party Mil Ipcludo the cabinet mem
bers, senators.'Aongresamen. diplo
mats' and others.
After the New York events the
fleet bolds its maneuvers oe Naragan
?cit bay^ Thsn it will rendezvous at
^llampteu Roads soon after Juno 21st.
'Between th* ilst and 25th the fleet
will atari Its Cruise to San Francisco,
passing -through the Panama cansl
about July 4th. TLv president has
definitely decided that lt wilt be im
possible for him to attend tb? formal
. opening of th? cattai la July.
TRY SWOBOD A
PARIS, April JfO-The French mll
tuu-y authorities have decided to drop
the charge that raymond Swoboda
?ot tire to the steamer La TourrsJue,
anya a ?oeai newspaper today. Tho
officer who was, appointed to Investi
gate the case ts quoted as saying that
there ta not suawtent evidence to con
Stajbode still fsees au espionage
charge. Kc admitted at tue pteiim
leary beering that his real nam? waa
?chwind. Ms Is now permitted to
bav? ?eal? seht from a restaurant.
The ??ruer* walsh bim closely, fear
ful that Bwopdda will attempt sui
EMPHASIZES NEED FOR VAST
AMOUNT OF MUNITIONS
No Indication Yet of Govcrn
ImehU Plant On Drink
I LONDON. April 20.-Prime Minis
ter ABQUHU again bas emphasized the
a?eV. of a vast amount ot supplies and
war munitions. Sneaking at New
I'nstJc tonight, he appealed to work
TS in armeaent factortoa to rival
: lie patriotism ot their tel Iowa who
liad'*? gone to the front by regular
ittcftdance* of the factory and by us
ing 'their utmost endeavors to In
crease the production of c'jpplies.
\squitr. aald "Once factories arr or-,
ganfxed and mobilized, all will bc
"LOX??N. April 20.-With cabinet
nlulstera in the house ot commons,
;hc house- of lords subjected to rapid
Eire questions, and Premier Asquith
lellvcrjng a speech to armament
rrorkera. the British public expected
nany- questions on which Information
a dekired, to be answered.
ilm?^m???t?fi?iairt were .^ot^eppfe
ntnn^tlTo ySnnvno Indication was
?iven regarding tho government's
?lan for dealing with the drink.prob
lem. Regarding conscription. Chad*
;ollor Exchequer Lloyd George said,
.hp government didn't believe the war
.vould bo more successfully prosccut
:d thereby. He doclarod Lord Kltch
juor waa gratified with the response
:o his appeal for volunteers*.
There 'bas been considerable fight
ing at. several pointa on the western
iront- The Austro-Italiau situation
a still shrouded with mystery. lt la
reported that martial law has been
proclaimed at Trent, owing to dla
GREENVILLE, Agril 20<7-The Hon.
ioseph T. Jc anson, for twelve years
ho representative of the Fourth Con
gressional district, is now judge of
tte Western District or South Carc
tna, and until the election of bis auc
iesaor'the Fourth District will be
without repr?sentation in congress.
Judge Johnson was inducted into
>fflce today in tho presence ot a crowd
hat overflowed thc courtroom. The
;cremony incident .to his assumption
if the bench was formal, though
dmple. consisting of the .. reading
itoud of his commission signed by
'resident Woodrow Wilson and coun
cr-slgned by Thomee W. Gregory,
tttorney general. Upon the formal
equeat the oath was then admlnister
?d to him by the clerk of the.court,
dr. Richard W. Hutson, tn open court
m required by law..
OF EARLY PEAGE
Reports From Rosne Say a Gen
eral Peace Wilt Soon Be
ROME. April 20.-Within the last
?4 hours, persiatent reporte have arts
? here that a general peace in Eu
rope may be concluded at no distant
late. The reports can not at. present
lie! ascribed to a definite source, but
sro reflected in.high quarters and
ire ; given heed ny the careful observ
ara of International polities.
lt ls pointed- out that Rome ts
in an excellent position for the con
iut.6 of peace negotiants, as Prince
Von Buelow, one of the ablest Ger
ajifc*$ptomat8, ls here as ambassador
to Italy, while the offcial retatlona
??tween Italy and the triple ontente.
lu certain quarters here the idea
prevails that the advent of ?pring has
act seen such a presumption pf ag?
rressiv? policy aa has been promised,
That ia ?regarded ss significant.
IN ADDRESS BEFORE ASSO
CIATED PRESS ANNUAL
SHOULD ASSIST IN '
Says Tesl of Friendship . U Not |
Sympathy SrV'th Either
NEW YORK. April 20.-President
Wilson today gave a definite and j
clear statement of the neutrality guid
ing his administration during the
? He chope the occasion of the annual
luncheon of the Associated Presa for
what he said he regarded aa a state
ment of tho grayest importance to '
the Americanpeople. The newspa
pers' Influence In moulding public
opinion1, the president said, prompted
him to. make, clear his ideas ot true i
neutrality, and in doiug so to impress
on bia hearers the Importance of ad
hearing strictly to truthfulness and
honesty,In the dissemination of news.
As the only great nation not engaged
in the war, or Buffering under the
immediate influence of the war tone.
distinction awaited thc United States
when the ,hbur of re-adjustment
should come; provided the nation
ahould prove to the world Ita self
He said the past.had been difficult
but the future would lie'more dim
cult, and declared an America should
?novel sit In Judgment on another na
ttait. Ile said, America, free from
? hampering ambitions as a world pow
1 er, free from the lust for territory,
calm, cool, and without self-interest,
i must bc appealed to assist in the re
? constructing processes of peaje. Tho
[ neutrality of the United States, the
I president said, had a higher basia
than a petty desire to keep out of j
trouble, 1 ' The president added:
"Th?ro'? something so much greater
to do than fight. Lets' think of Amer
ica bet?re wc thii.\ of Europe. In or
der that America may be flt to be
Europe's friend when the day to test
her friendship comea. The teat of '
friendship isn't sympathy with ope
aide or the other, but in getting ready
help both sides when the Struggle la
over." The president wrs given a
tremcudoua ovation. Frank B. Noyse,
prcsidoht ot the Associated Press,
who introduced the pros ide nt. said:
"We afc gathered here today, thc
membership of what is, I believe, in
scope ind importance of activities,
the greatest co-operative, non-profit
making organization in, tho world.
The functions ot the Associated Press
is to furulsh ita members sorvlce of
world news, untainted and without j
blaa of sfhy sort. To ensuvo thia we
have formed an organization that la
owned and controlled by Ita members
and then) alono, ono that is our ser
vant and not our master."
?. S. ARMY BIPlAHEi
Machins Gun Fired At Aviatoi
Flying Over Browns
BROWNESVILLE. Apr II 2O.-*A
United States army biplano ?iytng
over F?rt Browa, near here, waa fired
upon this afternoon from the Mexican
Side ot the Rio Grande. Twenty rifle
shots. ware directed against. the ma
chine, white a machine gun en the
Mexican aide from Fort Brown fired
fifty shot?, :: ta believed tn army
circles here at the biplane. The ma
chine landed safely at Matamoros, op*
poalte Brownsville, which is occupied
by Carreara troops.
B. A. K. Klee thu* Today.
WASHINGTON, April 20.-Lines
are drawn tonight for a vigorous con
test for control or the national, or
ganization of Daughters ot the Ameri
can Revolution. Mr?. William Cum
ming story of New York, president
general waa re-nominated and Mrs.
George Thacher Ouernzy of Kanau
was nominated hy the opposing fac
tion. The balloting will begin to
Bife gs Bank and Its Prssi
by Secretary 6
Thc Riggs National Bank of Wasii
flngton. D. C., and it.; President
'bari?" C. Glover, have become tho
?object or bitter attack by Secretary
pf the Treasury William. G. McAdoo
and John Skelton Williams, controller
of the treasury. The building occu
pied by the bank la one of the finest
business structures in Washington.
It ls not far from the treasury de
partment building and the fighting
jfficlals of both Institution!* may sec
each other as they go back and
forth from their office?.
Controller Williams has charged
President Glover and other officiais
of the bank with practices incom
patible with the spirit of she Federal
Reserve act and the nuUbn.il banking
IEVED HIMSELF JUSTI
FIED IN MAKING STATE
Said Barnes Told Him P<vple
Were Not Fit To Govern
SYRAv SE. April 20.-Theodore
Djpsevelf took thc witness stand in
Iths' Sup? ?me Court herc today and
testified II an effort to prove. his
contention tl?r? b0 was justified,! fri
causing .the publication o? the state
ment on which William Dames, aned
him for fifty thousand dollar? for
alleged libel. Roosevelt, testified
Barnes urged him not. to antagonize
men of targe business Interests who
contributed to the O?mocratfc or Re
publican parties - so they would be
protested, ile said Bardes told him
it. was essential to protect big busi
ness Interests, for otherwise they
would not .contribute, and without
contributions tt would be impossible
to carry on the organization. He
quoted BarneB as saying, party gov
ernment would be Impossible without
organization leaders and bosses. He
also quoted Barnes aa telling him "thc
people arcot fit ' to govern them
Barnes' attorneys rested before
Roosevelt took tho stand. Roosevelt
sketched his political, war cartons.
He talked to counsel on boto sides,
offered auggeatiobs and entered Into
a discussion of marv Uteri one;poipt
ith ibo trial judge. He will continue
ils testimony tomorrow. 1
SYRACUSE. April 20.-The counsel
;>r William Barnes In hi? libel, suit
ilnst Theodore -Roosevelt, asking
).000, retried their caa? today sflcr
tey had offered evidence to prove the
publication of th? alleged libelous
statements. Wm. Bl; Tvin.s chief of
Barnes* legal staff, outlined the plain
tiffs case. Roosevelt's entire pollti
cal career wan outlined and the wide
publicity which waS given his remarks
Wm. it. Van Benschottea ot Roose
velt's counsel outlined the defendant's
case! Much attention was paid to
what he termed Roosevelt's tong fight
for clean government.
Only oee witness wa? called to tes
tify for the defense. Ile. was John
McGrath, Roosevelt'? private secre
tary. McGrath testified that he gey*
Out a statement which ts complained j
or to newspaper reportar? at Oyster j
Bay. A partial Hst of th?* ?8 newspa- |
per? la which the statement appeared i t
was read. ?i
iw. How far the eonteat will go is
ot known. The bank brought the
ght to a head by bringing Bult
gainst the treasury heads who had
eld out $5,000 interest due on bonds,
tut the tour! fight, it ls predicted,
rill be only the beginning of a con
est which may Involve several Annu
lera with tho department.
FDR B. i. a P. RY. GO.
PETITION FILED BY AMERI
CAN STEEL FOUNDRIES
Former cretary of W?r, J. M.
Dickinson, One of Re
LCHICAGO. April L'O.-A petition for
receiver for thc Chicago, Rock la
laud.and Pacific railway company was
fi!.M1 (n- the t'nited States court herc
today by the American Steel Foundries
company. The counsel for the plain
tiff told Judge Carpenter! that (be
Kock Island had admitted its Inability
to meet Hs obligations and that the
receivership waa asked for the bene
Iflt of thc stockholders, bondholders
and other creditor?.
The defendant company ls opei'iU
ing a company which, according to
tho-company's officers never . before
had been named In such a BUH.
Tho Lock Inland company filed an
answer, consenting to thc receivership
sud Judge Carpenter appointed ll. u.
Mudgfe. president of the Rock Island
company, and J. M. Dickinson, former
secretary of war. as receivers.
A. C. Ridgeway, ns vice president of
the railway company, and SV. F.
Dickinson, Ita general attorney, were
In court. Doth admitted the com
pany insolvent. Short term notes ag
gregating $5,000,000 are due May 1st
ind it ls said that there are other ob- ?
CHICAGO,. April Al.-iH, ^ Mudge,
president of the CMcagO-f'ftb'ck Inland
Mid Pacific R.iilww- who with Jacob
M. Dickinson, former secretary of .
war, was named receive j* for that pro
perty in federal court today, declared
he will.depend ofr'Jtbe excellent bhysK-<:
?1 condition Qf the joadjhnd jttfejpro
aerty he think* ls .returning to the
Kountry. ,tp ret?^Mmajiv'', ' thc; rorpora
Hon while the court- apord?* lt protec
tion ,from creditor-.'. 'He said the
Rock Island ls thc largest railroad
nor placed tn the hand? of receivers
md minka tho receivership will be
}f short duration. He declarer! the
real and underlying trouble is the gov
srnment'H attitude toward ir Ilroads. i
issertlug they must bav? high vt rates
md lower costs ot operation.
The- immediate csr-e cf the receiv
irahlp waa tbe maturity of obligation?
>n April 30th. aggregating -more than
i ..oi o.ooo. which the road could not
Picnic ai Ebeneser Scheat, '
The Ebeneser school will nave a
?lenk on thc ?'hool grounds Satur
day. April 2-t. The public ls cordially
TEN Om TUESDAY
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR
STAPLE SINCE OUT
BREAK OF WAR
MANY BALES SOLD
Estimated That Between 500 and
600 Bales Were Sold On
the Local Market.
For the first time since tho oubrcak
of tlie European YVur last tall, the
price of cotton on the local market
wont to ^10 cents per pound yester
A buyer stated that bctwecu 500 und
600 bales of the staple were sold on
the loc-al market, this being the larg*
j est amount that has been sold on any
one day for many months.
A report Btated that something over
SOO bales were aold nt Iva. and that
much colton was bought at other
towns about In the county.
That cotton, had gone to 10 rents
on the local market yesterday, waa
commented on aenrrnMv through"" .
the business district of cae city, and
hud it very i^rceptlble effect ou tub
state of mind fi* the pr: ol lc.
(iUAIX RATE II KA il Mi
Will lie Held hy the llnllroad Cowmla
siou uti April 28.
The chamber of commerce has been
advised that the South Carolina Hall
iliad tommi^sion^vill, hold a hearing,
bri tlie petition f??: modification o? tho
intra-stoite rate?'.on prilln, hay''ana.
otho;' furm products on April 28, at
ll o'clock a. m.
I In the absence from ' the cltv of
Chairman W. W. Sullivan of the traf
fic committee of the chamber of .com
merce, it is probable that some other
; member will bc called upon to re
present the committee at the hear
CLEAN-UP MOVEMENT IS
DIRT IS MOVING IN ALL
PARTS OF THE CITY.
N? PICTURES AT
Impossible To Darken Church To
Point Where Pictures Will
Be a Success.
Owing to the fact that lt Is im
possible to darken St. Paul'8 (color
ed) Baptist church sufficiently in tho
day to make the showing of lantern
slides a success. Ute arrangement
which had been .made fdr exhibiting
there today for the benefit of the. col
ored school children the lantern
slides ands the> motion picture reel,
apropos of clean-up and palnt-np
week, which were exhibited yesterday
morning at The Anderson for th't
benefit of the white achool children
of the city, has been called off.
Those who had charge ot arr
menta for thia feature of dean
and paint up week regret that it is
necessary to call off the event, but
aee no other way id which tho pic
tures could be< successfully shown.
The. 2,400 "wliite school children ot
thc city marched to the Anderaon
yesterday morning in three ..actions
and 'at three1' different hours and
viewed the'slides which were, shown
there for .their .benefit. The groups
went to the theatre at 10:16, ll and
?l:45 o'clock. The'lecture'*'accom
panying the pictures ^ were read by
Dr. W. H.- Nardin.' secretary of the
local board of health; Rev, D. W.
Dodge, pastor of Central Presbyterian
church, and Secretary Porter A.
Whaley of the chamber of commerce.
The subject-, treated In the slides
shown yesterday were: vision, ath
letics, ont of doora and boy scents.
Dr. Nardin delivered the lecture on
vision. The Rev. Mr. Dodge read the
lecture on out of doora sra Mr.
Whaley read the lecture on ahtletlca
and boy scouts.
The clean up and faint up wrak,
especially the clean up work, seems
to be progressing on a . successful
^atg from the nuinlior of
oai'a thai ar* coining lo Hie city hs"
SON OF FORMER DISTRICT
ATTORNEY VICTIM OF
ISHCT SELF WITH:
Heart-Pending Tragedy Occurred
Yesterday Afternoon About
4J10 'if, M.
Krncxt Ford, Jr., 14 years old and
only er-.'ld of former United States
District Attorney a?ul 'Mn.. Brae:
F. Cochran, accidentally shut'blniac?f
through the head with Mn father's
automatic ph-.tol Tuesday afternoon1
lat 4:10 o'clock, while In lils father's
roonf at their home at ?00 north Ma
num,, street, and dim! at 7: ir? last
night without haying regained con
sciousness. ' ,
Thc tragedy-ls ono of" tho most
heart-rending that hus ever occured
In Anderson. Mrs. Cochran had loft
the house only a few minutes prior
to the accident, white Mr. Cochran
?was In Greenville, where ho had gone
?to attend United States district court,
which convened there yesterday morn
The fatal shot was heard by Mtv*
Sarah Dixon, a trained nurse, who
Was passing the house at the - time.
The young lady made her. way to tb')
room and found the tad lyinv uncon
scious tn the floor. Within a I
minutes Mrs. Cochran had bei
?moned, and in the meantime ?
and neighbors gathered lo thc grief
stricken home. .Medical ss?slst?.
was summoned, but lt was seen N*e?t?''\
?the first that there wss no cbs.
H for the lad to survive the fee'
wound; The bait from tho weapon
entered the lad's right ear, pafl^^H
through the head sud esme,
through tho loft temple.
. The father first hea^-?frtk* drcafi?
?tnt accident to his eon when
met by Dr. John F. Vines, pastoso?
the First Baptist church,, sud bli
friends at the Calhoun street crossing;
of Ute Piedmont & - Northen" W?HR.'
Though it was a terrible blow to him,
?the father bor" his mirroring frith
splendid Chrl. ilsa fortitude
Rome coming was pathetic In thc ?-os
trera*, and. tho grief of tho parents
over the loss of thefr only '?'rita,
?to whom they were devoted with a
love that WAS . beauUful to behold,- ia
alf but unbearable.
I Tho funeral services .' will bo' held
this ufternoon at ? o'clock, at the
residence, and will be conducted by
the Tm. O. L. Martin and Dr. John
P. Vines. Interment will bo In 811V*T
Brook Cemetery. Tb* pallbearers will
bo these young men: diaries S. Sulli
van, Jr.. George Fant, Charles Minor,
Duff Murray, Philip Wllhlte, Dan
Ernest Cochran was 13 years of
?ge last November, ile was a pupil of
the sixth grade, attending the North
Faut ctrcpt school. . Hei..'ft'e* "a rp
mark a We bright hoy;- abd Ja Vis ?
len remarked that ho had the po ia o
ind the intellect of bus a great ?cal
rider; Timm was npt a mcrq pepnje?
lad in Anderson and he endeared hini
leif to & wide ctrcle-of devoted friends
iud adir:rern pf aU-ages.
I A more beautiful Christian charac
ter than his. ts not to be found in
Anderson, ills pastor. Dr, Vines, stat
?njrjast night that he had tho Chris
tian character of a man ot mature
fears. Only last Sunday the little
tetlow reminded hta motlier that that i
lay was the first anulver?ary ot .his k
inion with the church. In ?peaking
it the beautiful Christian character
>f the lad. Dr. vin va stated tbst Km
>st was never known to retire at night
Without first reading his Bible and
toing down upon his anees In prayer,
if ever a light wa* noticed in tis
-oom after tn unusual hour," said
"ir. Vines," hwestlgstlou would show
hat this boy was reading hi* Bible
?r In prayer."
Incident* of tbs boy's isat hours
i pon earth aro particularly .strikt?.*,
le'had been In a particularly Jolly
nood' throughout the afternoon and
lad been dawn to cell'e* his aunt.
Mas Jeme'Edwards, who lie* ll! in her
ionic 'hut a fchort distance away. Kb
ra* with his mother bot S few mia- ;
lies' before sh* loft the house abd
ilayfuiry proposed that they drink
>aeh other** health with" -glass**. vt
finger sie'which he had.
One; bf tba JeattA?^)^^
icen to hare In his hands tv** '* heh*
>n"cat?? life, and it is thought that h?
tad In mind plans for going camping
n the near future. Bey ilk*, he was
?nd of out door life anti *** often
?en playing with wooden goos and
luch tove. Shortly after his mother
eft the house the lad wen*, up tb his
ether'* room, where ho picked ap
ir. Cochran'* automatic pistol. Tie
ra* never known to toy with tb* wea
km before, and bow he came, to bb
laadtfng it this finit Usu* la. not
mows, unless he picked it op In pase*,
ag. and. without thought of the den
ier that might be attache* to handling
U either twirl**; lt on hi? flu.
?ade some other moV*.with lt that
au ?ed it Us shoot with th? ?Wi fe