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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,
FIGHT CONTINUES WITH UN
ABATED FURY ALONG
Canadian Troops Were First to
Recover F*om Attack and
LONDON. April 26.-Thc tremen
dous battle begun by thc Gcrinnn ut
tack on the Allies front around Ypres,
un thc plans, of Flanders, continues
with undiminished fury. England,
like the rest of Europe is awaiting thc
outcome with undisguised anxiety.
Even tho news that thc allied fleet
and army had begun their attack on
the Dardanelles and that the troops
are advancing agalnst^thc Turkish en
trenchments received only passing at
tention in thc face of statements from
the battle being fought beyond the
English Channel. While faqst people
believe thc Germans are aiming at
Dunkirk and Calais, others think lt is
intcntlod to draw on thc allies' re
serves while preparing an attack else
where along tho long linc. Whatever
the Germans intention:-, arc they made
a successful coup, which dented if it
didn't break the allies' linc.
The Canadians, holding thc British
portion of the lines were first to re
cover themselves and in a counter-at
tack they recaptured the ground lost,
and wirb comrades have sinco with
stood the German assaults.
The French and Beginns were driv
en back across the canal. There is
no inclii^-it ion there to> belittle tho
German swoop. There ts no indica
tions that the battlo will bo over for
several days, the Gormans made im
mense preparations in men and ma
terial for their offensive, which fore
stalled, that of tho allies. The only
new? from the Dardanelles was con
tained In a brlof wa^ office ? report
which SHVS that despite serious op
position troops have been at Various
main pointe and tholr advance con
tinues. Thc diplomatic situation with
respect to Italy, and Greece remains
obscure. . . -' ' .
TO BE RE-ESTftBLlSffuJ
BY THE CHAMBER OF COM
MERCE EFFECTIVE ON
DID GOOD WORK
Since Old Department Waa Es
; tabkshed New Rates Have
Been Put In.
Effective May 1 tho chamber of com
merce will" re-establish Us traffic de
partment which waa abolished last
year owing to inability to make pro
per arrangements for handling claims.
Through an agreement with the-South
on! TraffP; Bureau, of Atlanta, the
chamber ls able to take u,p thia work
Under, the now arrangement alt
firms, while members of the chamber
of commerce will have a rl?ht. to
Bend in their freight bills and bills
of lading. These will be checked over
tc* see if the. proper charges have beou
mader This will be done by sending
.the bills ta the Southern Traffic Bu
reau In Atlanta, who after a reason
able lapso of time ?fill mako out a
claim sheet covering claims foi each
cl nt mont. '.
One-half of the amount of claims
Is to go to the claimant, whtlo tho
other half 'ia to go to Ute traffic
bureau, which- will use tho fund for
maintenance, lt ls stated that since
*he old bureau waa discontinued new
rates have been put. In effect in and
out of Anderson, making the pos
sibility of errors in freight bills great
er than ever.
A circular lotter setting forth the
annoocercent of the reestablishment
nf the traffic bureau will be seat out
by the chamber of commerce. In the
next few days.
LITTLE TO SAY
DAY TAKEN UP LARGELY IN
- WITH SEN. PLATT
Took Advice Freely In Matters
Pertaining to Political Ap
SYRACUSE, Apr! 26.- Theodore
Uosevclt admitted under cross-exami
nation todav In the trial ot William
Harries' suit for alleged libel, that
while governor he had frequently con
sulted' thc "Boss." of tho republican
party In New York State, with refer
once to appointments of officials, and
on various legislative aud political
matters. The "boss" named was
Thomas C. Platt, who was then Unit
ed States senator.
Roosevelt said he took 'Platt's ad
vice in many matters, among them the
appointment nf a Uemocrnt tax com
missioner to "please Grady," whom he
described as a lieutenant boss of
Richard Croker, who was then leader
of Tammany Hall. The questions
wero asked after the reading of many
letters which passed between Platt
and Roosevelt In which they discuss
ed political and; legislative affairs.
The colonel ^Ua-tittie-talking t - ?da y.
For the roost uart he sat In witness
chair and listened to Barnes* lawyer
read thc letters, which it waa said,
were furnished by Platt'a son.
John Runny Read.
NEW YOr<<. 'April 2?.-John Bun
ny, a widely known motion picture
comedian, dlcdl at his home, at Brook
lyn today. Ho had been Ul three
weeks from a complication of dis
I AT ST. JAMES HOTEL
MANAGEMENT TO OPEN THE
DOORS OF NEW HOLS
TERY TO PUBLIC
THE FIRST MEAL
Will be Breakfast on Saturday
Morning-Public Invited to
Apropos of the formal opening of
Anderson's newest hotel-the St.
Jamen-next Saturday morning. May
1, a reception will be tendered the
public on Friday cvenln* .?v the man
agers, Messrs. J. C. Pi isly and J.
B. Earle. Music will br urntshed by
the full orchestra of 'ne Anderson
theatre, and a most delightful even
ing is assured.
The first meal to bo served in the
nc hotel wll be breakfast Saturday
nu, -! lng. The large number of regu
lar boarders who have engaged quart
ers st .-'lie new pisco will move/in
next Friday afternoon.
Expense nor pains, apparently,
have behn spared in making ' this
building into a moat attractive hotel.
The structure has .been repainted In
side and ont New furniture has
been installed, as wei. as new car
pets and other furnishings. The
management han necurcd an elogant
Uno of china, ailver. linen, etc., and,
taken altogether, the new holstery
will be one,of the neatest and pret
tiest tn the State.
.The proprietors have mgaged good
cooks and walters and Intend making
the cuisine second to none in this
K?rt ion of the country. Aa stated
nome time ago, they will cater to
transients ss well ss permanent
guests, and all traveling men who
may be In the city next Friday night
are cordially invited to attend' the
Among the regular boar de i\ who
have already engaged quarters at the
Bi. James are: Glenn. George and
Ellis Evans. T. Sloan Bannister, Billy
and Tommie Lyon, Reed Jackson.
Jamer. ivjusenberry and Frank Alex
Theodore roosevelt was thoroughly
at ease when he testified for himself
n the suit for $",0,000 damages fur
libel brought against him by William
JAPAN EXPLAINS HEB
DEMANDS ON CHI
EXPLANATIONS RECEIVED AT j
LONDON RELIEVES AP
Twenty-Four Demands Now In
stead of Twenty-One-Con
. WASHINGTON, April 2?.- Japan
han given Great -Britain a detailed
explanation of thc demands she mode
on China, which, .according to in
formation obtainable ls said to have
rcllcvet: apprehension in London as
to tho scopo of Japanese policy in
A rr^nirt today from Peking -enid
the conference had been resumed
and that Japan now had presente:!
twenty-four demands including ./no
twenty-one originally made. Thin
created interest hore, though officials
had no advices from the Chinese cap
ital. Neither the Japanese embassy
,nor other diplomatic missions con
cerned in the negotiations wero ad
vised) of tho situation in Peking.
WONT SELL POTASH
TO USE IN POWDER
Germany Willing to Ship Product
For Use. In Fertilizer
BERLIN, April 2C-TVia London I
-Negotiation's with the gjhited
States? for the removal of thc Col
man Bjrohibt?nn of the eapor'atlon
of potash anita have reached a stage
where a successful issue seems prob
able. Germany some time today in
terrupted potash shipments to thu
United States until satisfactory' guar
antees were arranged that they would
not be used in the manufacture of
ammunition of the alites.
The German proposal which seems
to be capable of acceptance Is that
potash exported in exchange for cot
ton cargoes be conrigned to the de
partment of agriculture at Washing
ton under guarantee that it will be
used solely for the purpose of fer
lames .'Jabe.- Dead.
CHICAGO, April M.-James Mahor.
nnttonal supreme director of the
Knights of Columbus, died at his
home here today, aged ?S. j
He Thought of Bi
Theodore Rooiocveit Um Wtncss Stand.
Burnes, Jr. Tfc^foiiotograph shows]
one of his attitudes while on the wit
ness stnrd before anstice Andrews in
thc court room an Syracuse', fdost of
thc time he stat back in hi* chair willi
LITTLE IS HELO Bil?
FOR THE ENCAMPMENT
OF THE 2ND. INFANTRY, N.
G. S. C. HERE THIS SUM
MER IS STATED
S IT E A N D WATER
Is Al! That the Committee of the
Chamber of Commerce Feels
That It Can Offer.
Whether tim encampment of the
2nd Infantry, National Guard of Soutli
Carolina, is held In Anderson this
summer dependa on thc authorities
being willing to nccept a very limited
proposition from the city of Ander
son, that ls, the otter of a free camp
ing site, and water without cost.
Several letters huifc been receiv
ed tit the chamber of commerce and
by bualness men of the city gneral
ly stating that it ls believer Ander
son ran secure tho encampment of
the 2nd Regiment with compar?t IVP
!y little trouble, provided she wanta lt.
lt was stat Jd at the chamber of com
merce yosterdny that If the regiment
cares to encamp at Anderson arrange,
monta would be matte to furnish free
nf chnrgo a camping site and water.
The entertainment committee of the
chamber of cdmmeJce. who won'1
have the matter In charge, ls not dis
posed to attempt to ralso any cash
to ptit up for tho encampment. In
addition, the committee would have lo
be assured that no liability wo*bl be
attempted to the committee on ac
count of the encampment.
information such as tint outlined
has boen sent lo tho ofBce of Adjutant
General W. W./Moore, at Columbi.-..
TO CLASH AGAIN SOON
Villa and Zapata Reported to
Hawe Drawn "Iron Ring"
WASHINGTON. April 2?.-Al
though state department advices to
day made little reference to tho Villa
Obregon situation, the- armies or
these Mexican leaders are expected to
clash in a second battle within a few
days south of Torre?n according to
Villa agency's statement tonight.
The agency declared Villa has re-as
Hmnhled his forces ut Ague? ("allen
tea, and the . Zapata . advance from
Mexico City is said t" have drawn an
"Iron ring" around Obregon's Car
hts right leg crossed over thc left. ?
Al other timon he leaned forward and
spoke eagerly. Ho talked to the Jury
directly, often, and lu a most con
ANDERSON WILL BE
AT SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
FOR EDUCATION AND
Supcrintncdent Felton, President
Kin ard of Anderson Collegs /
and Miss Russell Go.
Anderson will be represented at
the Southern Conference for Educa
tion and Industry, which ia lo bc hold
this week In Chattanooga, Tenn.
County Superintendent of Educa
tion J. B. Felton. President James P.
Kinard of the Anderson College, and
Miss I .' ila Russell, of Winthrop Col
lege but an Andcrsonlan, left yester
day for the conference.
M.t. Felton stated yesterday that
he would arrive at Chattanooga about
J o'clock Tuesday morning and would
he there for thc greater part of tho
week. He hopes to get back by Fri
PLANS FOR OLEENSE
IN RI6?NK CASE
Government Will Probably In
stitute Criminal Pro?
WASHINGTON. April 2?.-Counsol
tor Secretary McAdoo am; Comptroller
of Currency Williams ha\e complet
ed their preliminary plans for the de
fense to bc made when the Riggs Na
tional Bank Injunction proceedings
arc taken up in thc District of Colum
bia Supreme Court on May 12th. It
waa staled today it is almost certain
an attempt will he made to instituto
criminal proceedings against the
bank, if at all, before the defense of
thc <lvi: Hui'3 begun. Tht> govern
ment lawyers are expected to base
their defense largely on the ground
that there has been no conspiracy be
tween McAdoo and Winiam? to injure
the hank. The government will con
tend that neither official exceeded his
?;?v.-tc! power. Reports of a compro
mise are vigorously dialed by both
SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION
Prominent Speakers to Address
er and Ramscll.
M'I.'SKOU BK. Oklahoma. April 26.
Mon'i i' d cowboys, and Indians, driv
ing motor cars gave a picturesque
touch tho tho parado welcoming dele
gates to the sixth annual convention
of tlie Southern Commercial congress,
which began a five days' session here
Delegates from every State and Im
portant city in the south, and from
various northern and western States,
wc.-o in attendance today.
In tho opening address Senator
Fletcher of Florida, president of the
congress, asserted' that this conven
tion marks the esteem "which tho
older of states of thc southland hoiu
their youngest Histor, Oklahoma."
A broader conception of agricultur- ;
ni needs of the south was urged by
.iev;rnl speakers. John C. Futrall.
president of tho University of Arkan
sas, told the congress that the suntu
needed scientific methods In agrlcul
; ture which would enable fowot' mon
j to produce u larger product. He de
I dared that under prevailing condi
tions tho south's large norccntage of
rural population is not an asset, but
Hither an evidence of poverty.
I Ml'SKOUBE. April 26 .-Develop
ment of the country's waterwuys and
tho resultant transportation competi
tion will prove more effective in re
iclvlng the I'lilted States of excessive
freight rates than the efforts of the
Interstate commerce commission and
other bodies who regulate vaHroads
according lo Senator ilausdcll' of
Louisiana, president pf the national
rivers aud harbors congress, who ad
dressed the Southern Commercial
Congress here, tonight. Ransdall de
clared: he ls not an opponent of the
railroads, for he declared they have
been the greatest civilizers the world
ha.; known. Ho a&scrtnd shippers
and consumers are entitled to tho uso
o' waterways and such competition ls
the proper way to regulate the roads.
BUILDING AND LOAN
SERIES OPENS SOON
PERPETUAL B. AND L. ASSO
CIATION TO SELL 1,000
SHARES AT $100
275 ALREADY SOLD
Organization Has Been Doing
Business Since 1906-Has
Matured Two Series.
Sorles No. 12 of the Perpetual
Building and Loan Association will bc
opened on June 16, according to an
announcement yesterday by an offi
cial of the organization. The series
WU he limited to 1.0(H) shares of
$100 each. Bach share will be payablo
monthly at $1.00 share. It ls a strik
ing fact that ?75 shares of the stock
of the now series has been subscribed
for already, and this before the date
'or tbs opening of the new series was
The Perpetual Building and Loan
Association started business in 1906,
a nf!, ?ince that Hmo has started a new
series each year, with the exception of
tho ear 1908, which was about the
time the effects of the panic of 1907
were felt most here, in the year 1912
the association Instituted the plan of
opening two series a year.
Since the association has been tn
business two series have been ma
tured, making 8 8-10 per cent nat on
the . investment for the stockholders.
The third series began in 1*09, and
will be matured this year.
Florida Against Equal Suffrage.
TALLAHASSEE, April 26.-Tho
lower house of tho Florida legislature
today, defeated a resolution to submit
Ut the voters a constitutional amend
ment providing for equal storage.
SECOND GERMAN CRUISER
MUST REMAIN TILL END
ILLNESS OF CREW
Sixty Sailors Hsvs Beriberi Cap
tain Had Until April 30th to
O O I) OOO O O O DO O O V) o o o o o o
o KRONPRINZ INTERNS. e
o WASHINGTON, April 26.-Lieu- o
o tenant Captain Thierfelder, com- o
o munder of the Gorman commerce o
o ruidcr Kronprinz Wilhelm today a
o Informed Collector of Customs o
o Hamilton at New Port Newa that o
j n lio would intern his ship for war o
j o in American waters. His note to o
o the collector Haid: ''Herewith I o
0 ha\o to officially inform you that o
1 o 1 wlBh to intern." o
0 O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o e O
NEWPORT NEWS, April 26.-The
Germun auxiliary cruiser Kronprinz
Wilhelm will bo moved to the Nor
folk navy yard within the next few
days uud be interned for tho war at
the request of Commander Thierfeld
cr. made late today.
Meanwhile the Unltc? States gov
ernment is maintaining a aaval and
military patrol. Thierfelder declar
ed it was his Intention to attempt a
? dash to sea past tho allied warships
which are waiting off Virginia Capes,
but was prevented by the Illness ot
I more than sixty of his sailors with
beriberi. It was understood the
United States had allowed the cruiser
until midnight April 30th to make re
pairs and put to sea. Thlorfolder in
formed the collector of customs to
day his surgeon stated there were no
prospects for the early recovery of his
crew and the ship Could not bo man
ned with so many incapacitated.
Insane Lady Jumps Through Window.
COLUMBIA. April 26.-Mrs. Corrie
Kirby of Spartanb?rg, who wa? be
ing brought to Columbia fer commit
ment in thc State Hospital tor tho In
sane, jumped through the car win
dow ns the train waa snooding along
between Blairs and Ph< lion. Her In
juries were a slight -calp wound
and inconsiderable aoraslons about
the body. The train waa running
about 25 miles an hour. Mrs. Kirby
was in charge of her brother ft. M.
Wolff, who had gone for a drink of
water at the time aha leaped from
ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING
OF SUNDAY SCHOOLE AT
Are Represented Sn the Organige?
ti on-Speeches by Local
The eleventh annual Sunday school
conference of the. Anderson district
of the upper South Carolina Metho
dist conference will he held thia year
at the Honea Path church, commenc
ing on Wednesday hftorseee snd-con
cluding on Thursday evening of thia
The Anderaon district embraces all
the Methodist churches tn Anderson
and Oconee Countlea and all nf these
in Abbeville Comity except those tn
the city of Abbeville. Last year the
Sunday school conference was held
St Starr and about 76 delegates were ,
tn attendance. It la expected that at
least 100 delegates will be preaont-at
the' Honea Path meetings. The presid
ing elder is. anxious to. have every
Sunday school in the district rep
resented. Fifty Sunday schools are
represented tn the conference.
The officers of the Sunday s-.hool
conference are the Rev. T. C. O'Dell,
presid? g; W. C. Owen, conference
field secretary, and J. B. Marshall,
district secretary. Superintendente
and pastors are cubers ex-offielo.
The program ot ?he conference has
been announced as follows:
Wednesday Eve-jJ*?, April 28ta,
8:00-Song and p|*y*f. hr Rev. J.
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