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VOLUME ll. NUMBER 92. Weekly, EaUMhhtd 1640; Dally Jan. lt, 1M4, ANDERSON, S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL29, 1915. PRlCtlwvTxim
HAVE DENUDED BELGIUM
OF TROOPS IN EFFORT
TO HOLD GROUND
TO HOLD GROUND
No Confirmation of Reported Sur
render of Landing Forces in
LONDON, April ?8.-"Our opera
tions in conjunction with the French
have definitely stopped the German
attack." Field Marshall French, com
mander in elliot ot the British forces
on the continent thus announced the
conclusion of another German attempt
to break through the allied lines
around Ypres and along the Yser ca
nal,'which brought about one of the
most sanguinary ?battles of the war.
This only brings to an end the first
phase of the battle), for the allier,
must win h?ck the ground lost in the
great German sweep. For this pur
pose-they are now delivering counter
attacks against the German Jines. To
hold these lines the Germans have
brought up further reinforcements.
Belgium, behind them is denuded . of
troops. Fighting also continues in
the Campaign in the Carpathian:!.
Sensational reports that eight thou
sand of the alli?s' troops had been
driven into the sea on the Gallipoli
Peninsular and twelve thousand cap
tured, comes from Berlin, but lacks
confirmation from other sources.
It ia expected operations against
Dardanelles will proceed Blowly as
the Turks are strongly entrenched.
The French have lOBt the cruiser
Loon Gambetta, which was torpedoed
by the Austrian submarine U-.r>. while
leaving the.vAdxtatlc Bee for Malta.
Only' a Bmall part of t? e crew were
saved, all the officers Including on
admiral being drowned. The Italian
embassy at Lucidon authorized tue
statement that nothing ls known there
regarding an Impending change In the i
Italian policy. v j
Nothing further has been heard of j
the German fleet in the Norf h Sea, j
andr lt ls contended in official quarters '
here lt has never left the mine fields 1
LONDON, April. 28.--There has been
marked activity by airmen during the
past several days. ? squadron of
allied avaitors raided Friedrichshofen
today and dropped six bombs On Zep
nelln nangara. The* nature of the
damage is unknown, French aviators
dropped bomba on a mininer of sta
tions in Alsace and'Lorraine.
A German machine dropped bombs
at Nancy, killing three persons. and
. LONDON. April 28.-Military opera
tions of critical Importance are now
under way In three distinct field? of
action In the European war.
In Flandera, Germans are again en
D. A. R. CANDIDATES
FOR 1917 ANNOUNCE
Mrs. Guernsey, of Kansas, and
and Mrs. Horton, of Buffalo,
for President General.
WASHINGTON, April 28.-Mrs.
Geo. T. Guernsey of Kansas and Mrs.
_ John H. Herten, of Buffalo today
formally announced their candidacy -
ror president general of the daugh
ters of the American Revolution, at
the 1917 convention.
Mrs. Guernsey waa defeated last
week by Mrs. AVm. C. Story of New
York. Mrs. Horton lost the election
two years ago by forty votes. Both
left for their homes thia morning. _[
AFTER CROSS i
SYRACUSE, Ky., April 88.-The
croea examination ot Theodore Roose
velt, in the William Barnes $50,000
libel suit against him was concluded
in tho supreme' court here today after
he had been asked obut various Ups
he had made and the salary and
traveling expenses. that he received
One ot the speeches shoot which
Roosevelt was questioned WSB made in
lats at Hudson Falls. N. Y. In lt. he
was reported aa saying that Barnes is
"a menace to the state," that he was,
a menace before bis election and was
u "menace yet." In another speech
tao former pr?sident ls qnoted as also
BERLIN, April 28.-A well authen
ticated report reached Herl In this af
ternoon -.nyilil' the left wing of tue
allies' lauding force on the Ualllpoli
Peninsular which C-eneral Liman
Von' Mandera, Herman commauder of
the Turkish force? reported yester
day as holding out, has surrendered
to the Turks.
LONDON', April 28.-A British war
office official statement tonight makes
no reference to the reported surren
der of allied troops on the Gallipoli
SUNK FRENCH CRUISER
Leon Gambetto Torpedoed-Part
of Crew of 7S0
BERLIN, April 2S.-The French
armored cruiser Leon Qambetta has
been torpedoed by an Austrian sub
marine, according to news received
by the Overseas News agency. Part
of tro crew were saved.
The Qambetta dlsplascd 12.41G tons
and carried between about 750 officers
and ir.cn,. was built In 1903 at a coat
of almost $0,000,000.
PANIS, April 28.-The ministry of
marine today issued a statement con
firming tho sinking of - the French
cruiser Leon Qambetta and said act
occurred Monday 'night at the en
trance of Otranto Canal. All the of
ficers perished at this posts, and 136
members of the crew of between 600
and 700 were rescued by vessels sen
out by the Italian authorities.
UTEBMYER TO ASSIST DEFENSE
In Biggs' Bank Proceedings Against
WASHINGTON. April 28.-Attorney
General Gregory announced tonight
that Samuel utormyer of. New York
had been retained by the department
of justice to assist tn the defense of
the Injunction proceedings which the
Rigg? National iBank brought against
Secretary McAdoo, Comptroller of
Currency Williams and United States
Treasurer Burke. Thc injunction
suit will be heard .May 12.
Th?? petition charges Williams and
McAdoo \vlth conspiracy to wreck tho
VILLA READY TO
Has Thirty-Five Thousand Men
and Thousands of Rounds of
WASHINGTON, Villa has gathered
an army of 35,000 men to attack Obre
gon's Carranza forces who defeated
him at Celaya, according to his agents
hero. They said tonight he baa re
ceived thousands of rounds of ammu
nition. Tho battle ia expected within
a week. The Carranza agency la
claiming great successes In the wes
tern part of Mexico.
Daniels Opposes ta? Plan.
WASHINGTON. April 28.-Secre
tary of the Navy Daniela went on rec
ord last night with a statement op
posing combination ot the executive
sod legislative brauche? of the gov
ernment In a council of national de
saying' "afr. B. sad Mr. M." should
be In the same party.
In it, Roosevelt is also quoted aa
quoted aa saying that the one controls
New York snd the .other controls
u Roosevelt said that his speech, ss
reported was substantial correct and
that part of the Ulinga, he believed
had been left out, .part had been short
ened and Incorrectly reported "I
never said Mr. B. and M." roosevelt
testified, "I said Mr. Barnes and Mr.
Murphy. " After the close ot the cross
; examination, Roosevelt's counsel,
John M. Bowers, began the redirect
A Photograph l
This photograph proves the Ser
bians arc well equipped with artillery
fo? tnetr. ffoht with Austria These
MISS JANE ADDAMS
HEADS PEACE MEETING
THE CONGRESS PROTESTS
AGAINST HORROR OF
Women Are United Despite Hat
red and Bloodshed Which
THE HAGUE, April 28.--Miss June
Addams of Chicago wa3 today unani
mously' chosen chairwoman of thc In
ternational Congress of Women herc.
The congress adopted resolution? pro <
testing against the madness and hor
ror of war; opposing thc assumption
that women cnn be prelected, under j
conditions of modem wnrfure. and
recognizing women's responsibility in
connection with wars. hut. declaring
ther iufluence against wars could bc
effective only with equal political
rights. ' ? general resolution was a'
so-adopted-, declaring women ure
united, despite the hatred hud blood
shed now filling the world.
LIVE TOPICS AT
Southern Coherence For Educa
tion and industry Meets nt
CHATTAN OOO A. Tenn.. April 28.
"The secret of success for the South
ern Farmer" and "Electric Power ior
the Form" were two general, topics
for discussion at today's session hore
of the Southern Conference for Edu
cation and Industry.,
Sectional conf?rences again preced
ed the general meeting today. Dln
uer followed, tho general session.
John Templo Gravea was tho princi
Manning nt Conference.
. COLUMBIA. April 2*.-Governor
Manning leaves this afternoon for
Chattanooga to attend tho annual
musting of the conference for educa
tion tn tue 3outh.
WEST VIRGINIA ENFORCING
STAATE PROHIBITION LAWS
CHARLESTON; West Va-, April 28.
-The state's prohibition laws are be
ing rtjldly enforced. The. contents
of a freight oar, supposed to be furni
ture, and discovered to be- whiskey,
ha? been confiscated. Another ship
ment called hardware ?as also whis
key and waa--confiscated. 'Several
arrests were made.
. ... f
Shows Serbians A)
groat guns aro trained on an AUB- I I
trian position som? milos off. The 11
guns may have been supplied by the 11
French, for thegr look "?ueh ' like, 11
SEVEN MEM?D FOR "
IMPLICATED IN KILLING OF J.
C. WHITMAN LAST 0E
FOUR ARE IN JAIL
Coroner's Jury Renders Verdict |
After Investigation Lasting
Nearly Five Months.
Ol YCKNWOOD. April 28.-The coro
ner's investigation Into! lao Ueuth of
J. C. Whitman, whose throat was cut
i on the night of December nth last,
closed tills morning when the Jury rca
dcred a verdict implicating seven men
I lu the murder', These ere Jens Clem,
Robert Coffee, Prat'osr Coffee, Zen I.M
i rounds, V/. D: Hinton, Jim Robinson.
! and Lee .Medlin.
The verdict wen to the offed that
"J. C. Wliltman was killed and mur
dered lu cold blood."
. Of the ?oven men Clent . Hinton
and Johuson are in Jail. The Cot/*
feo brothers and, lUuiunda ure out
on bond. Conner Owen -??i?*ted this
uUernoon thu I Medlin would ha-/ar
,rested at once.
i Jim Young is being hold ni? un Im
. Tho following men composed the
Jury: S. II. Pugh .to-ei!i:ui. W. Q.
Hill, Wr. B. Hal). H. I). Puckett, li.
lt. Wilson and Iii li. Murphy,
The seven d?fendants will be trud
at the. June term of .???:ierul ?csalpp?
JURY TRIAL FOR THAW
Judge Hendricks Enjoined From
Empanelling Jury For
NEW YORK, April 28*-The Ap
pellate division of the supreme court
toda granted the attorney general's
application ' for on alternative writ
restraining Supreme Court Justice
Hendrick from empanelling a jury' to
teat the sanity of Harry Thaw. Ar
gument on whether the writ will be
made permanent ls set for May V.
The state authorities are righting
to return Thaw. to iiotteawan and
contend that Hendrick was without
power to order a ju?*y trial.
re Well Equipped
those the Pronch use against the
'lennans on the western front of
:he war. General Pau, aide to Oeu
vrai Joffre, has been Sn Serbia to con
DIVERSIFICATION AND BET
TER TREATMENT SMALL
USE LESS GUANO
Thinks Soil of South Doctored
Too Long With Commercial
MUSKOCEE. April 28.-Closer re
lations between employer and em
ploye, crop diversifihcatlbn and more
liberal treatment for thc small far
mer were urged by speakers at to
night's Resslon of the Southern Com
mercial congress as essential to tho
commercial development of the ,South.
Advocating crop diversification. E, J.
Watson, conunlsfdoiier of agriculture
Tor South Carolina, declared tito
South's call has been doctored too
long with commercial fertilizer.
lt. ll. Elinore, Industrial commis
sioner of thc Texas immigration in
formation bureau, told delegates that
the South otTers a. solution of oc
cupational unrest in other section? of
In ndditlon to obtaining immigrants
from longer settled parts of the coun
try, Mr. Kimon? In lila uddrcss urged
the South to "go nftcr Immigrants
from Europe when peace ia declared,
just as commercial salesmen go after
The speaker advised legislation In
every State In Ibo South thal will eli
minate land sharks and protect th?
investing home seeker und honest iv; I
"Thc South now In its renalssanco,"
[.'..clared Mr. Elmore, "but before w .
.ittciupt to increase onr family bj 'in
migration, we must set our hoiis.) lp
arder by bettering r.unitary - condi
tions, road and schools."
J. A. Wade, commissioner of agri
culture for Alabama, said in nn ad
dress, that South has been hurt by
'demagogue politicians who encour
aged our farmers to believe cotton
was king in the financial world and
in absolute monopoly to South."
Turkish Forts Damaged.
LONDON. April 28.-The. DtMy
M^ils Athons correspondent, tele
graphing Monday, says: "The bom
bardment of the inner forts of the
Dardanelles, which, began Sunday,
continued today arid resulted In heavy
damage to the forts."
Anil-Tipping Bill Vetoed.
MADISON. Wis., April 28.-Tho on
ti-tlpping bill was vetoed by Gover
nor Phillips today, who declared such
a law would interfere wUh personal
Iberty. and. therefore, waa unconsti
suit thc government about the war.
and it is posnlblo the French have
as a result supplied tho Serbians
with thc aitlllery. _
TURKISH SOLDIERS SAID TO
HAVE ATTACKED AMER
MANY BURNED ALIVE
Crucifixion Also Practiced-Rus
sian Priests Taken From
NEW VO?JA, April'2S.-Details of
thu recent mussacro nf native Chris
tians ut Urumish, Persia, by Kurds,
was received today by the Presbyter
Ian Hoard of Foreign Missions, who
ony KOO have been murdered. Two
thousand perished fruin disease. It
is claimed that sonic of tho attacks
were made by Turkish soldiers.
Missionaries declared (hut cmclflx
lon and tho burning of Christians
.live hus been revived. Tho attack
In which Turkish soldiers were as
sailants, according to reports reach
ing the board, was made upon the
American mission and French Roman
Catholic Mission. It was said that
fivi native Russian priests woro tak
en from the American mission, lt is
not kilowa whether they wore hang
ORANG Ei?i: HG. April L'S.-Accord
ing to the figures cnn tain.v in the ad
vertisement of the Orange mrg coun
ty dispensary for thc first ? t'ureo
mouths of l?lfi the net profit of the
Institution wa? js '?.21, half of
which wont to thc county while tho
other half was given tho various
towna In which thc dispensaries were
IN WILD RACE
WON BY Ml
SPARTANBURG. April 28.-A race
with death to save little 4-year-old
Stacey Bishop, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Bishop, 6f Bolling Springs,
Was won through the ability of Dr.
W. L. Bxelf, physician of Bolling
Springs, to corer the distance of
eight miles to tho city in ll minutes.
Wit ht he lapse of soother minute the.
child could dot baye been saved, said
the attending physicians at Stcedly
hospital, where the operation to re-1
move a grain of parched pop corn
from -the wlndrfpe was successfully
performed. Tho child waa resting
comfortably tfits morning and accord
ing to attendants she will recover, if
tia complications develop.
WELL KNOWN AND ESTEEM
ED CITIZEN EXPIRES AF
TER BRIEF ILLNESS
IN GRACE CHURCH
Hour of the Services Will Be An
nounced Later--Was in Hit
Mr. Robert C. Webb, well Itnown
and heh)y esteemed tciUten of Ander
don, diutl lust nle'nl at IO injl o'clock
;it lila residence, No. 70? South Mc
Ouffle street, after a brief illness, lt
was not generally known tj[stf jpr.'
Webb wa? ill, and the news ?li bia
dentli wilt come as a great shock to
his friend!) and acquaintances
throughout the community. The fun
eral services will he hold ' Frkiay
morning, hut an yet tho Hour har, not
been fixed. ' A
Mr. Webb has been Ul for about' a
week, though, fpr . Um. past , several
months ito had not been la the' best
of health. Only a few days sgp li?
was about tho streets of tha-elty at
tending to his customary duties.
He was born January ir?, 1857, and
was. therefore, In his fifty-ninth yeer.
Ho leaves a widow and one san,'1 st.
..'larc, a cadet at Clemson Coleje.
Harold,*lils other son, died bu? a few
weeks ago. Mr. Webb Is'alse-aur
vtved by one sister, Mrs. **. C.?Hoyt,
of Columbia, and one brother, Mr.
Chas. W. Webb, of this city." y
Mr. Webb was well knows sjnd
highly esteemed throughout the com
munity. For years hs wes 2n the
m arch andi' a broker* ge ind manu
facturing agency business and. gav
eled considerably about the country.
He thus formed a large acquaintance,
and the'announcement of his neath
* 111 be received with regret byjhvwjde
Mr. Webb was sfflllsted with"
Episcopal church, and the funeral ser
vices ?lili be held there Friday fcorn
Ing, at an hour to be announced, (ater,
and will be conducted hy the pastor,
the Rev. J. H. Glbboney. ? T^f
XANY ASK FOR WORK
ON ALASKAN RAILWAY
SEATTLE, April 2?.-More . than
45,000 applications for work on the
government's railroad' project io
Alaska have been received, by tbs
United States engineering . commis
Members of the commission said all
the positions have been filled and nu
more men will be employed st.pres
ent.. They said little construction
work will be undertaken this. year.
FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE
ASK CLEMENCY FOB FRANK
ATLANTA, April 18.-An attache of
Governor 8Kton'r, office today said
more than 15,000 latiera have been
received asking clemency. In moat
cases, for Leo M. Prank, sentenced to
die tor Ute murder of Mary Phsgan,
an Atlanta factory giri.
TOWN OF BOJ AN
'_ , :f
Surprised Russians and Nearly
Captured General Stat!
Russians Fall Back.
BERLIN. April , M.-Telegrama
from *'zernowitz. the capital of Buko
wina, say the Austrians have stormed
and captured the town of F?c;un, east
Bojan is the key to the Ruaxiat
which are now thrown back, to the
extreme frontier of Bukowina. . The
dispatches cay the attack was so ?&r
prlslng that Ute Russian general r.'aff
barely escaped capture.
While eating parched com wit
other children of the home ths*?tlK
girl suffering a severe Choking spell
snd begging and fighting for breath
ran to her father, who waa out th the
yard st the time. Realizing that the
child waa in Imminent danger.of se
rious consequences he hitched his
horse and made a run to the home, of
Dr. Euell, two m?l*s distance. With
sn examination Dr. Eseil announced
that It would be neets??ry to bria?
Ute child to a specialist If relief 04*14
The eight miles to the city ?as
covered in Dr. fcsell's car in
oates. . ,-,. "?-?jd?