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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,
H ARD FIGH
HILL SIXTY CONTINUOUS OB
JECT OF ATTACK SINCE
NO INDICATION OF
Reports That Preparations Are
. Under Way To Strike Big
Blow At Germans.
LONDON, April 22.-The storm cen
ter of the western battlefront stilt is
Hill No. 60, which dominates the
area southeast of Ypres. The British
are clinging tenaciously to the]
ground taken by assault last Satur- ;
day. Counter attack after counter at- ;
tack have been repulsed, but the end
of costly, fighting ls not yet in sight I
British losses are not yet been an
nounced, but they estimated well ov- j
er 2,000. The Oermans are believed
to have lost more than 4,000. Out
side the conflict around Hill No. GO
the French drive toward St Mlhlel is
about the only other significant move
in the west
The condition of the ground In both
east and west is now being directly
reflected in military operations. Thc
situation along the entire eastern bat
tlefront is for tlie moment apparent
ly at a standstill. Floods have im
peded to a marked extent activity
in the Carpathians. Practically noth
ing have been heard of movement}
in Poland. On thc other hand, there
has been fine weather in tho west for
Home days, with the ground becemnig.
The British press concedes that the
taking of Hill No. GO is largely a local J
matter, but con si tu rs the engagement!
an Important step forward and a great
relief to the town of Ypres.-so long
under bombardment The Germans in
possession of this Hill were not only
above the town, but threatened the
British lines in the vicinity of St.
Biol. Taking of the hill 1H alno given
ns advantagemife position for 'further
eil ort ? add makes .German offensive
.In this quarter more difficult
A strong Turkish army Is prepar
ing to oppose tito land forces with
which the ullles expect to. attack
Dardanelles fortifications from the
rear. An Athena dispatch says ' the
Turks have entrenched themselves
strongly along the cost of, the Gulf
of Saros. Awarding to unofficial ad
vices this ls tho vicinity that 20,
000 British and French troops have
landed. ' Turkish encampments' elong ?
the cost are being bombarded by thc
LONDON, April 22.--Glowing ac
? counts of the strength and condition
or Iii? British army and a great in
crease in the output Of munition was
Riven In tho house of commons to
day by David Lloyd George, chancel
lor of the exchequer, and Harold Ten
nant Parliamentary Secretary ot the
war office of increased enthusiasm and
confidence of the people of Englc>:d
In the war. Speaking on behalf of
Lord Kitlchener, Tennant declared
that recruiting'had been most satisfac
tory and- gratifying, ana that the
lt aal th of the troops is splendid. He
impressed on the country the necessi
ty of increasing its supplies of artil
The frankness of cabinet ministers
and reports roaching . London from
various sources have convinced the
people that a big effort against Ger
many and Turkey 1B about to begin.
Signs of increasing activity In tre
Aegean and North Seas, the stopping
of steamboat communication will'
Holland lt ls believed, foreshadow*,
asme moyemebt lu the North Sea.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 4.) ~
LEO FflANK ASKS THA?
Says Convicting Evidence Was of
QeeaUonable and Unreliable
ATLANTA* Aprli 22.-I*o M.
h&fWfc? uii*}?, death sentence fev the
murder of Mary, Phagan, through his
at.cbriwys'Jloahijf 'filed ? petition w'th
the Georgia prison. commission .ask-.
lng that his srtntc'tf?o bo commuted to
'Fran'.: entends that ho ;a innocent
ead declares the prlpoipal evidence
upon whict? he waa convicted Was of
questionable and unreliable charec
Members of the prison commission
stated that a hearing on the appll
cattai* *vonld not be given before
their May meeting and might he de
ferred until June.
Frank anked the " commission to
ur>ke a personal inspection of the pre
mises at the pend, factory? where
the Phelan girl waa kilted, before be
giruning their examination of th? re
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AMEND
MENTS TO PRIZE RULES
Would Be Long Step Toward Ex
clusion of Neutral Com
merce From High Seas.
WASHINGTON, April 22..-Berlin
dispatches . announcing important
amendments to the Germa-.; prize
rules were noted at the sta:? depart- |
ment with concern.
Officials arc vatting the text of these
amendments before discussing the sit
uation, but apprehensions ure ex
pressed privately, - that if th ( new
rules are outlined correctly they
mark a notable advance* by Germany
toward absolute exclusion of neutral
commerce from thc high seas.
Difficulty in maintaining thc right
of neutral nations to ship conditional -
contraband to' other neutral powers
ls foreseen as a result of the adop
tion of n German prize rule containing
tho Rame provisions as the British or
wer in council regarding goods con
signed "to order."
Official- are moro concerned over
reported new German rule-that a ship
with conditional contraband bound for
u neutral port Is Hablo to capture,
and conditional contraband may , be
confiscated without regard to the-con
signee when thc ship is destined for
neutral countries from which the na
tions at war- wllh:-German might ob
tain tho conditional .contraband ar
Anti.German Poet a Belgian.
LONDON, April 22.-Lord Curzon
has sent the following letter to The
Ivurti Ourzou o? Kedleston would
like il to be known that a poem de
nouncing the German army in Bel
gium and praying for vengeance upon
them, which has been widely circulat
ed In America, over his name, ls not
written by him but by a Belgian
poet, E. Cammaerts. Lord Curzon
merely translated it in the Observer,
a newspaper, where tho original ap
BODIES OF ELEVEN
REMOVED F?GM RUINS
Five Persons Misting-'-Authorities
Promise) Rigid Investiga
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. April 22.
Searchers are continuing their work
today among the ruins of - the stores
of-tho Hann Shoe company and the
Atlantic and Pacific Tea company,
demolished late yesterday by a fall
ing wall of burned Steele-3mith Dry
! Goods company's hnildlug. It is be
lloved tho death Hr; may reach eleven.
Two more bodies wore. removed to
day in addition to the recov?red last
night In addition, five other persons
arc believed to have been In the
buildings when , the crash came, are
still reported missing.
Ot a score or more persons Injured
five arc reported today to be In a scr
, List of known dead now Ie:
Alex McLeod, Manager Hann Shoe
J. H. Whitlock, Atlanta, auditor At
lantic and Pacific Tea company,
'.ta'iss Mattie Lon Dedman., cashier
Miss r?ith Johnson, shoe store
Miss Amelia Bblnger, Shoo ?tore
The bodies of Misses Johnson and
Abinger were fonnd today. Miss Ebin
gens head had been severed fiom her
body In thc crash and mashed 'al
tfiost to a pulp. ?
; City employee ft>day worked io
make the wails around wrecked stores
safe from further collapse. City oth
ella announced that tho accident will
bo rigidly Investigated, flumed walls
of Steele-Smith building collapses!
during a storm. Property loan esti
mated at least. $5o,nOA. ?
In pulling down one or th? old
burned walls today the iv ar wall or
Sommers Tailoring company building
WT?S demolished. No coe was hurt.
Later five additional bodies were
taken ont of the ruins of the Atlantic
& Pacifie Tea Company, and the ad
joining building late tonight.
SUBMITTED TO FIVE HOURS
SEVERE CROSS EXAMI
Counsel For Barnes Complained
Colonel Treated Trial As
SYRACUSE. April 22.-Theodore
j Roosevelt spent Ave ntrenuous hour-,
under cress examination in supreme
court here today. He admitted with
out hesitation be had verbally, and
In writing, discussed with the "Bos
ses" the question of obtaining thc
I nomination for governor, of New
York. He Identified as his, a letter he
wrote to Lemuel Quigg, ? Republican
leader, in which be acquiesced to
Quigg's assurance to ex-Senaotr
[Platt, that he would in tho eveut of
his election, respect Plan's position
us head of the Republican party, and
would "consult with him freely and
fully on ull Important matters."
j He testified he conferred with Platt,
but did so with regard to the interest
? of tile party. The colonel . left the
stand amid the roars of laughter he
j had caused. . He described how he
had fully-secured the passage of a
franchise tax law in the legislature
against Plait's wishes. Asked'if he
i had then sent Platt a telegram, say
\ lng "three cheers," the colonel ro
I plied, "Don't remember, but it's har
On several, occasions tho colonel
[was more croos-cxaminer than cross
examined. >Once after thc colonel bc
icame enthusiastically emphatic. Wil
liam Iylnk, cc.unsr-l for William
j Barnea in Ute fifty thousand dollar
! damage suit against him for alleged
! libel,.-remarked that I loose volt wau
itreating bim "as a mass meeting."
(Later Ivings declared he had no,de
sire "to be eaten up here."
k Col.- Roosevelt's fross-examlnation
?will be continued tomorrow.
ENGLAND TO ACT
i ON DRINK QUESTION
Wm Curtail Hours During Which
Drink* Can Be Obtained In
. Public Houses.
LONDON, April 22.-That Great
I Britain doesn't Intend to have re
course to prohibition or dealing with
the drink question was Inferred from
Premiar Asquith's statement In thc
house ot commons today, when be
i said next Wednesday or Thursday
I the chancellor of the exchequer would
bring forward proposals for dealing
with the limiting of facilities for
drinking. His remarkB wore general
ly interpreted to mean that the hours
during which drink would be obtain
able In public houses will be con
siderably curtailed through! the
country, and not merely in the vicini
ty where munitions of war are manu
DOC TORS TO MEET
Dr. G. A. Ne?ffer of Abbeville
Elected President For Com
\ mg Year.
GREENWOOD, April 22-rue
South Carolina Medical associ?t on
will hold its nest meeting in Che
leston, President Parker's invitation
being accetytedl Thc- /olio-?ng of
ficers will serve the associator, for
President. Dr. G. A, Neuffer, Abbe
ville; first vice president, Dr. R. B.
Epting, Greenwood; second vied pres
ident, i>r J. J. Cleckiey, Bamberg;
third vice pr?sidant. Dr. Coleman,
Darriwill, secretary treasurer. Dr. E.
A. Hl?e?, Seneca.
Requisition fer Escaped CenrleL
COLOMBIA, April 22.-Gov. Man
ning issued a requisition on ?ov.
Rye 'ot Tennessee tor the return to
this State of Dan Oambrtll, ah escap
ed convict now under arrest at New
O a m bril! baa a sentenco ot four
years on the chain gang and made
his escape. He liss ll months of his
sentence stilt to serve. He escaped
front the Greenville County chain
Wemen Mayor at Warren, UL
CH HC AGO, April 22 - Mrs. A. R.
enfield, 74 years -old,' wis elected
tayar of Warren. Ills,, yesterday br
majority of four.
I Litigants In $50,000 Libel Suit ?
+ HM?M jJK.
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William Baruos, J(r. TH'??!?THooseu'ifc
This photograph shows William
Barnes, Jr., former chairman of tho
Ropublican ntato committee - pf New
Y *k and leader in* the successful
f jv ' against Theodore Roosevelt in
tie Republican National Convention
ot 1912. and Mr. Roost".ult as they
appeared In S?iui-u:.i-, N. Y* . ready
for the trial of. the suit of the far
mer for $50,000-for libel. The two did
not pose together. In tact, for the
.ii st day of tho session of tho court
they did not notice each other.
Mr. Hames bases-his action agni ist
Mr. Roosevelt on a statement made
by the latter on July ?2, 1914. prior to
tho direct primaries, held to solect
candidates for states offices In New
York. The Colonel said on that oe
"In New York State we see at ita
worst tho development of tho system
of bi-nartlsan boas rule. Tho out
come of this system is necessarily
that invisible government which thc
Progressive party was in large part
founded to oppose. It Is impc.dblc
to secure the economic, social, and in
dustrial reforms to which wc are
pledged until thia invisible go\?eru
ment of the party .bosses working
through the alliance between crooked
business and crooked politics is root
ed out of our governmental svstem."
Mr. Roosevelt stated also that the
two older political parties were com
plctely dominated by Mr. Uarnes nnd
Mr. Murphy. He asserted that "thia
rottenness" waa due to tho co-opera
tion of Mr. Murphy and Mr. Harnes,
acting through Governors Dix and
Glynn; that "tho interests of Mr.
Marnes and Mr. Murphy aro funda
mentally identical, mid that when the
issue between popular rights and cor
rupt and machine ruled government
Is clearly, drawn thd two bosses will
always bo found fighting on the same
side openly or covertly, giving ono an
athdr auch supportas cai with nsf ely
bo rendcrod.They really form
\h0 all-powerful invisible government
whick ts j responsible for the malad
ministration ' and corruption in the
public offlcea of the state."
Mr, Danice's complaint asserts, that
Colonel Roosevelt's references to Mr.
Eimes were libelous false, und un
true, and were published maliciously
sud with intc.it tb Injure tho p.alu
Colonel Roosevelt's answer, ls a doc
ument of IM: printed pages, and goes
bock into political history an far as
1896. The answer repeats that gen
eral corruption existed, in the stato
Colonjft Roosevelt further contends
that he had a right to criticize Indi
viduals and events, and that his com
ment and criticism? were fair and
TO "THE CITY
CURT MESSAGE TO MAYOR G
MEASLT?; rS MAY BE US!
COLUMBIA, April 22.-Covorno;?
MA nu I'IR toda? Bent th? fallowing tole-,
gram to Mayor Grace ot Cliarleston :
"Your telegram roeoived Am I to un*
derstand that it ia a final atm*er to
my request for n report, giving names
and- places? Please wiro answer."
' tHJL?MntA. April is Governor
Manning contemplating t;to nppolnt
ment of constables for the en force
ment of the law? in Charleston?
This was tho bl? -;...'?.'lon at thc
capitol this monilng. Tile situation
was developed as a result of a letter
from the governor to Wilyun P.
f,?ut well, supervisor bf Charleston
county, which asked for Information
ns to tho compensation- for consta
bles thal is nPowtti by thc county.
Governor Manning todny rcfncied to
discus:! the rcoly of Major Grace.
Governor Maning Rent tho follow- |
?n* letter to William P. Cantwell,
hiipervisor of Charlesu.n county.
. The statutes, provide that tho gov-J
ornor may appoint constables for a
county but, that the compensation ls
to U fixed by the county boan?. i
assume of course that you and your
BY THE SEA'*
RACE INDICATES STRINGENT
Z? TO ENFORCE LAWS .
board are dcBlrous of the best ititor
esta of your county und '.'.io cnrorce
mont ot tho. taws.
"To f??iB end I will oe glad.for you
to take up this matter wi tr. your
board and nd/ir.o ute what compensa
tion they would fifi ?ur conntabk-s in
case it may li.- ncecs??t? 1? the
future to appoint them for the en
forcement of law lc Charleston < Itv
"I would be very glad if yon woul-J
ghe your promi>f. attention to this
and advise me na ?001 OB possible of
thc action of your board."
COTA'.".GU A, Apr!? 22.-Governor
Manning laat night received th.- fol
lowing telegram /rom John P. Grace,
mayor of Chnrlest-on :
"I am reliably advised by llio chief
of police,that great strides have been
made in the direction o.' conf?ete,
"Kirai, nil forton of gambling, ir
eluding slot machines,, lotierles and
regular naatbllng houses* hav? been
banlfrhf^4 SOJfar na. lt is powdbh) to
(Continued on Pate Eight)
LIST OF STR?
DR. MYER-GERHARDT SAYS
ALLIES CANNOT ACHIEVE
TAKE FIRST STEP
IN TWO MONTHS
Interesting Statements Made By
Speaker At Chamber of
Commerce Last Night.
"In two months the Allies will
see that they cannot acYiiev?) any
great results well und will be willing
to make their first offer of an armis
tice," 1B a declaration by st German
authority. Dr. Myer-.Gerhardt, ot
Berlin, who spoke last night to a
large audience at the chambtf- of
commerce, that interested tbe average
listener probably more than any oth
er utterance of tho evening.
In other words. Dr. Gerhardt pro
phesier, that the first overtures look
ing toward peace in war-tern Eu
rope will be made within the course
of tho next two months, and that the
first mave toward that end will coma
from tho powers of the triple entente,
who. by that time, will huv|) come to
a realization that they carino, achieve
any great results well in this -war.
As to how long it would be between
the time an armistice was declared
and peace treaties were actually draft
ed and signed, that is another mat
1er. The speaker intimated .,that he
bought' the negotiations would cov
er a- lengthy period, probably a year
^Thd'-'next point of especial ?nicrest
in the speaker's address wu* tho
debts! or the oft-repeated insertion
Hint nt the outbreak of the war Ctr
muny violated Belgian neutrality.
"AB n nmttcr of fact." said tho speak
er, "Germany holds Belgium to bp ?
purl of Prance."
Dr. Gerhardt pointed out the sign!
ficant fact that in spite of tho fact
that thc war had been going on for
over six months no invasion of Ger
man territory had bean accomplish
cd, whereas, on tho other hand, the
Germans had swept everything befora
them and had established themselves,
and apparently securely, ip tho ter
rltcry ot the enemy. The only terri
tory that, bad -bean lost by any of
the fin niles of tho Allies,, ho pointed
out. was a portion of Galicia, which
was lost to tho Russians by AUB ti.4
If Germany wins in the war. the
speaker opined, ?bore will pe little
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 4.7
REPORT ON DEATH
OF LEON THRESHER
Garnering Evidence To Support
Representations To Ger
WASHINGTON. April 22.-Cqnsld
erable progress has been made b; the
American embassy and consular of
ficials in London toward obtaining
evidence to support any representa
tions the United States may make to
Germany on the death of Leon C,
Thresher, an American, who was re
portee", drowned when a German sub
marine sank the British liner Falaba.
It was learned today that several re
ports reached tbe state department
from Ambassador I'oge and Cons.il
GEN. VILLA iS STILL
fifi IMPORTANT FACTOR
Plana Proceeding Rapidly For An
other Big Battle With Car
WASH 1NOTQN. April ?3. -Consu
lar dispatches from Mexico indicaW
that while temporarily disorganized
by the Celaya defeat. Villa's forces
haven't been removed as a formidable
factor in Mexico's civil was. Al
though the state department is Closely
guarding reports from Villa territory
It U known that plans for another
battle wth Ohrenon's Carranza
forces are proceeding rar-idly. Many
Tum^iv. of a counter revolutionary
movement are current bete, bot or*1
not credited by the American govern
ment. Huerta sympathizers who
have be n here d*ny that tinerta in
tends to take thc field again.
rEN ROADWAYS OF 68,960
SQUARE YARDS PAVE
UNTIL MAY ?0
4ew Petition? Will Bo Necessary
For Streets On Which Pave
ment Is Desired.
The street paving commission aast
n the office of Chairman Horton last
tight and adoptad a resolution Invit
ing petitions asking for street paving
in the following streets:
North Main street: Earle to Bleck
cy, 0,790 sq! yds.
Greenville street: Main to the
loulcvard. 6,000 sq. yds.
South Main street: Church to Nor
?ls, 15,r>50 sq. yds.
r.'iver street: slain to Coughlln
LvVnue, 11,000 sq. yds.
West Market streot: Main fe Mas
well avenue, 14,000 sq. yds.
Church street: Peoples to Manning,
1,000 sq. yds.
McDuflle. street: Greenville to
-lampton, 14.000 sq. yds.
Calhoun street: Main to Evans, 6.
'20 sq. yds.
West Whitner street: C. ft W. C*
-masing to Monroe, 8,000 sq. yds.
Total number of square,yards 88,
New Feilt lo ns, .
The commission's attorney gave as
lis opinion that it would be necessary
o ptocure new petitions, one of his
reasons was that the owner of the
property himself or herself should
vfflx his or. her name, oe that the sig
natures should be affixed by persons
legally appointed to sign their names.
The commission has had printed a
lew. set of petitions, I and these will
te' ready to bo circulated among tbs
property owners on the streets eat
I^ls^ougliJy00//^ thu tie'
Uroet paving will average approxi
mately $1.60 per square yard, and
his amount of paving, if determined
jpon definitely by the commission af
ar all the p?titions are In, will cost
sidont Engineer Sanders repjrt
>d that the Plans and Specifications
'or the ps?*ng are off tho press and
-/III be r-~'.y for distribution among
he paving contractais.today. Tho,
mglneer was instructed, by r?solu
ion, to insert in the specifications
hat the successful bidder or bidder?
would be required to save the city
'rom harm against accidenta during
he progress of tho paving work. The
jldder will be required to corry an
ndemnit> or liability, insurance poll?
sy tor an amount equal to S3 1-3 per
.ent of tho amount ot his contract.
The contractor also will be required
o glvo Land in a sum equal to 10
>er cent of bis contract guaranteeing
be paving for a perior ot Ave years
if ter tho contracts gre completed.
The commission adopted a resolu
tion inviting bids tram , the paving
:ontractors until 1" o'clock noon,
Tuesday, May ll. This fact will bo
idvortised In nevera! ot the municipal
ournals oo th?t as.many bidders aa
possible will bo attracted here.
Chairman Horton appointed an ax?
-cutive committee a? provided for by
\ resolution adopted at a previous
mmting of the commission. This
-omraittee will consist of tho chair
nun, the treasurer of the commis
don and tba mayor.
As to Trees.
Tho matter ef tree? was : sf er red .
jack to the city council.
The executive commutes was aut
horised with pow*r (a oct to coofor
with the five banks c* the city ia dls
rlbutlng the proceeds Of tte sales of
;ho bonds and paving certificates ka
V?xy Shortly Resume limit?
Tariff-Will t?ba Caro ol
AMSTERDAM. April S2.-The fol
lowing official statement was loaned
?tere today on behalf ot the British
jovernraent. "All shipping between
KolKnd and tbs United Kingdom has
i>een stopped tor tho time being. Ne
mips will ?cave thc United Kingdom
for Holland after today. Ships ho?
tfollavd will not ba admitted, to tho
kingdom after today. ? ia booed to
gorily resume a tfcntted cargo, end
passenger trame. Special atrahg*
nents have been made lo trassier the