Newspaper Page Text
OUTLINE OF NOTE
PRELIMINARY EXCHANGE OF
VIEWS REGARDNG NATURE
OF GERMAN REPLY.
WANT TO AGREE WITH U. S.
Germany is Anxious to Draft Reply So
That America Will Be Satisfied.
Berl in, via London. -It is learned
liat a prelininzarv exchange (if viws
ds proceedin g lwtwIen th Ulited
States and Gerinany11 regartling _ hil'
nature Of ihe forthcoiinie Gernmin
reply to ite Aneri-anl 111 t. r4!-ect
diwt silCn1arile wvart~iu ;and11 the l,.ii
tainit. u i nt
This i., r'espqConsildo Imo dllbly inl the
delivery of thle Gernaan note. tas
imlissionl of1, which l o the A114rival I
govenlmeniit %;as Jx.-t( d at )Ic .
Efforts of 1 tho :: ;Iii s on hot II
si(les lre direceId f.)%:rid evolviig a
forliila fol r ' I no - at ptabhl bo h
'to G.rtan v ;1111 itw I'nited Stlates and
it Is believ -I t. .,c will have a re:
souib (h i cu ofI urlikishig a basis
for at satisfactor v settleinent of the(
siili na'.iiie lprobi~lIn.
li colsonalnC( with the plan. the
Gi'lliai 1tlder-Stcretary for l'oreigni
Affairs, Ili-. Alfredl Ziiiinirllin, an
theQ American A ihasaor .lns Wv.
Gerard'IVl, cofere re( ieenitly iv he tihe
natu r' or the (a ft of the nlot t.
elaboratd(l in the (Ginan,1 coerne!
was otlinedI 'to (Ihe AlCnassIdol and
diseissed. it. is unde'rslool that Mr.
(eirard has infored the1 ;latce De
parlilent filily is o the outline of
thle I)()(( and inlstrilctionls froml the(
'nited Stat's are aIwaitCd before furi'
thier stepis are taken. The greatest
reserve is being jinta ind by' both
sides in tle interval.
HOLT WILL TELL ALL.
Crank Who Shot Morgan Will Explain
Recent Event of His Life.
Glen Cove, N. Y.- -Frank lolt, the
uiniversity plrofessor who shot J. P.
Morgan,. declaredl that wihen arraign
e(d le woulCd tell the whole story of
his life particularly his movements
leading up to the Flacing of a 'bomb
in the United States Capitol at Wash
ington and his attelmpted assassina
tion of Mr. Morgan. lie will reveal
also, he said, where lie bought the
dynamite fouindI on him.
Mr. Morgan spent a restful day and
miniiiibe's of his family and friends
wre very Nmuch cheered by his gener
al favorable conlition. Mr. Morgan
received W. 11. Porter, a business as
sociate, a1nd I'ollce Commissioner
Arthur Wood., an old friend of the
faiiilY. Later the two callers said
Mr. Morgan appeared in the best of
The favorable turn in Mr. Morgan's
cond1ition w'as in marked contrast to
that of I10it. the financier's assailant.
IIColt.'s 'ondoitioni became so grave that
lato in the (liy orders were given that
lie wias not to he (distuirbed.
How Morgan FIrm Helped Allies.
New York.In explanation of the
part JT. P. Morgan & Co. has taken
in thle furnIshing of war munitions
andi( supplies for the 1European niatidna
at war', it was statedi authoritaatively
here that tahe firm had handled more
uaan $500,000,000 worth of contraots
for the account of foreign govern
ments since the war began.
Of this amount about $400,000,000
worth has been purchased for the
British since the Morgan firm was ap
pointedi agents for Gerealt Britain in
this country, and $50,000,000 worth
for 'the French contracted for within
-the last month, the Morgan firm hav
ing been appointed by the Frenchi
government to act in the same capac
tty as it does for the British govern
Gernian SubmarIne Raised.
Amsterdam, via London.-The Ger
man submarine U-39, sunk off the
mouth of the Eims through an attack,
'has been raised and only one man of
the crew, who for 36 hours wvere on
the sea bottom, is dead, according te
dispatches to The Telegraaf.
Threaten Marshall's LIfe.
St. Louis.-Thomas R. Marshall, vice
president of the United States, in a
statement to newspaper reporters said
he had been threatened wvith death in
more than a dozen anonymnovs letters
-which he had received.
The vice presIdent said the threats
camne to himi while lie was in Wash
ington. He added that as he was
more or less a fatalIst, lie did not no
tify the secret service department.
He said lhe hiad no fear of death, but
that lie was startleed wheii lhe learned
of the explosion at the capital.
More MexIcans Arrested.
San Antonio, Texas.-Jose Iniguero
and Rodrigo do Llano, connected wIth
101 Presente, a Spanish newspaper
here, were arrested chat-ged wIthI con
spiraply to set on foot a new revolutin
in Mexico. Hearing was set for Ju'ly
15. Both men were. released on bond
of $2,500 each. Elguero formerly was
edtor of El) Pals, a daily paper in
Mexico, and de Llano was head of the
editorial 'department of El mparcial.
Theorva ~ in Aan Antonio about six
CAPT. JOHN HOOD
Captain Hood, who for some time
was detailed at Washington as a mem
ber of the general board of the navy,
has been made commander of the bat
tieship Texas to succeed Captain
Grant. He is one of the most popular
officers in the navy.
AM[ICANS VICTIM Of WAR
DOMINION STEAMER ARMENIAN
FROM NEWPORT NEWS IS
Ship Carrying Mules to England.
Twenty-nine Men Were Lost, In
cluding Several Americans.
Washington.-The Dominion freight
liner Armenian, flying the British flag
itnd carrying mules from Newport
News, Va., to England. was torpedoed
lnd sunk June 28th by the German
submarine U38 off Cornwall, Eng.,
and nearly a score of American mule
Leers aboard are reported lost, ac
cording to messages to the State De
partment from John S. Armstrong,
Jr., Consul at Bristol.
Twenty-nine men in all were lost
and 10 injured. The news created a
sensation In official quarters, as it
was the first case of loss of American
lives since the sinking of the Lusi
tania. The action of the Washing
ton government, however, depends
almost entirely on whether the Ar
menian was chartered by the British
government and was, in fact, a trans
port of war aboard which Americans
would sail at their own risk, or wheth
er she was an unarmed merchantman.
In the latter band, the ship should
have been subjecet to visit and
search and those aboard transferred
to a place of safety before the de
struction of the vessel was attempted,
In the absence of conclusive in
formation on these points officials
declined to say wvhat effect the sink
lng of the Armenian would have on
pendling negotiations between the
United States and Germany. Imme
diate inquiry 'was directed, however,
to Ambassador Page at London to ob
tain more details and Ambassador
Gerard wvill be instr-ucted to inquire
of the German Admir-alty as to its
MISS GENEVIEVE CLARK WEDS
Daughter of Speaker Clark and James
M. Thompson, Newspaper Man
Bowling Green, Mo-H-undreds of
guests many of them prominent in the
nation's political and social life, were
in Bowling Green today for the wedl
ding of Miss Genevieve Clark, 20 year
old daughter of Speaker Champ Clark,
Miss Clark was married to James
M. Thompson, publisher of the New
To the people of Missouri Speaker
Clark had issued a blanket invitation
and so great was the throng of Mis
sourians that took him at his wordl
that Bowvling Green scarcely could
hold them. To provide quarters for
the hundreds whom the townspeople
could not entertain, sleeping cars were
sidetracked in the local railroad yards,
The wedding took place on the lawn
of "H-oney Shuck," the Clark home,
The Rev. Robert S. Boyd of Louis
vylle, Ky., cousin of the bride, was
the officiating clergyman.
For weeks wedding presents from
far and near have poured into the
Clark home. President Wilson sent
two silver competes. The Missouri
congressional delegation sent a sil
ver flower basket three feet high. A
diamond necklace was sent by con
gress. The newsboys andl paper car
'riers of the New Orleans Item sent
a silver tablet, a fac simile of thie
first page of the Item.
6,000 Turks Dead in Trenches
Paris-A Hayas dibatch from A
thens says t-he exhaustion of the Turks
facin-g t-he French forces on the Galli
poli peninsula is evident, and leads to
the belief that 4ho Tuj'kish position
at Krithia will soon' be talien by as
sualt. In a recent"French advance, it
is added, 8,000 Turks were found dead
in the trenches on the front taken,
Recent fighting in the Dardanelles
has resulted in an appreciable advance
by the allies, the disapatch declares, the
F10 ''\0 D\AZ
DIED IN PARIS
FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO
DIED FROM,A COMPLICATION
WAS SICK FOR SOME TIME
Had Been Slok For Three Weeks.
Wife and Son With Him Daugh.
ters Are in Mexico.
Paria.-Gen. Porflro) Diaz, foriner
president of Moxico, died here.
General Diaz's wife, Senora Carmen
Roioro Rubias and their sonl Porfiro
Diaz, Jr., and the latter's wife were by
his side when the end came.
General Diaz began to fail rapidly
about three weeks ago and while his
death was not unexpectod, owing to
his advanced age and recent failing
health the crisis canme suddenly. Por
firo Diaz, Jr., and his wife were hasti
ly sumimioned and arrived at the bed
side only a few minutes before the end.
Colonel Diaz. in announcing the
death of his father, said that he was
unable to state the nature of the
malady, but expressed the opinion that
a complication of diseases due to ad
vanced age was the cause.
Two tragic circumstances marked
the death of the exiled ruler. Owing
to the troubled state in Mexico it has
been judged impossible to send the
body home with all the ceremiony
which would have befitted one of the
figures of Mexican history, and further,
Col. Porfirio Diaz, Jr., has tried in vain
to inform his sisters, Sonora Ignacio de
La Torre and Senora Rincoin Gallardo,
now in Iexico, of their father's death.
No less tragic, -perhaps, is the fact
that not one of those whom. General
Diaz raised up as his assistants in
governing Mexico and who pprospered
and grew rich in the shadow of his
greatness were ivith him when he
died. Jose .Yves de La Mentour, form
er Mexican minister of Finance, is in
London; Francisco de la Barra, former
provisional president of Mexico and
holder of other important positions and
Guillermo de Landa, former governor
of the federal district in Mexico, are
in Biarritz, France. Scarcely any one
outside of the family knew of the se
riousness of General Diaz's illness or
that lie was in Paris.
The end seems to have been due
to failure of the heart, weakened by
an attack of grippe last year.
This illness left the aged exile
blind. Nevertheless -he walked daily
last spring in the Bois de Boulogne,
which he loved because ,it resembled
the Chapatupec in Mexico City. He
had been hoping to go to Biarritz short
ly but illness prevented.
Will Protest Over Misuse of U 8. Flag
cerning thle misuse of. American flags
-by British merchantmen will be includ
ed in the general note which the Uni
ted States intends soon to send to
Great Brita-in covering restraints of
American commerce in connection with
the so-called blockade. Secretary Lan
sing disclosed that the investigation
beipg co'nducted by the. United States
government into cases of alleged mis
use of the American flag to deceive
German submarine commanders hiad
not yet been completed but that evi
dence in specific cases probably would
be called squarely to the attention of
Great Britain while the general sagh
ject would be included in the new
Greece Would Claim Part of Albania
Rome,via Paris--A Tribune dispatch
from Antivari, Montenegro, says two
large Greek bands are advancing to
ward Berat, occupying villages along
This dispatch is the first indication
that Greece intends to claim a sec
tion of Albania. Albania was estab
lishhed after the Balkan wars and
borders on that part of Greece which
wvas awarded her after the defeat of
Turkey. Albania already has been in
vaded by Serbian and Montenegrin
troops while Italian forces have been
stationed there for 80ome time.
Consider Relief Measures
Wash ington---Relef measures for
MexIco City are occupying largely the
attention of officials of the Washing
ton government. Both President Wil
son at (Cornish. N. H-., and Secretary
Lansing in Washington have under
consideration relief plans for the Mex
ican capital. The relict measures In
c'luded efforts to oltain Carranza'sa
consent for shipment of supiplies into
Mexico City through neutral agencies
and removal of foreigners from danger
zones through the infhience of the
Will Keep Huerta Out of Mexico
Washington - General Victoriano
Hluerta, former dictator of Mexico,
whlose defiance of President Wilson
led to the seizure of Vera Cruz, will
not tbe 'permitted to ent er Mexico from
tile United States at a time when his
presence would be a further menace
to the plans of this government to re
store peace. Determination to keep
Huerta from crossing the southern bor
der and t'hus complicaiting the present
Mexican situation has reached a point
where four ways of dainte form.
SIN MEXICO CiTY
FAMINE AND'ANARCHY IN CON
TROL-FURTHER NEWS FROM
MESSAGES BEING HELD UP
Carranza Has Held Up Cable Messages
To This-Country-Zapata Still
Washington.-With unpalleled condi
tions of famine and anarchy in Mexico
City threatening the safety of foreign
ers, officials, of the United States are
giving serious consideration to relief
Long dispatches by couriers to Vera
Cruz from the Brazilian minister at
Mexico City were before Secretary
Lansing here and President Wilson at
Cornish, lN. H., who may 'authorize an
effort to obtain the consent of Gen
eral Carranza to send supplies into
the old capital through neutral agen
cies. The diplomatic corps in Mexico
City is counted on to provide for the
removal of foreigners from the fight
ing zone. .
"Only the opening of the railroad
from Mexico City to Vera Cruz." said
one of the Brazilian ministei's mes
sages, "can bring relief to the situa
tion." The dispatches, the first the
department had received in nearly
two weeks from the Mexican capital,
revealed that while the cable from the
city is not cut, Carranza authorities re
fuse to permit messages to pass. It is
understood that the United States will
inquire of Carranza to learn the re
sponsibility for stopping of diplomatic
While it appeared that the Zapata
forces still controlled the capital fight
ing was continuing in the outskirts.
The political situation in Mexico, it
generally Is believed, depends on the
course of military operations. Contin
ued Zapata successes in opposing the
entry of Carranza's troops into the cap
ital has deadlocked operations in the
south, while in the vicinity of Aguas
Calientes General Villa claims to have
retaken Lagoes and defeated General
Hill, who' succeeded Obregon in active
command of the Carranza forces.
Lfforts to restore peace wait to
some extent upon the return here of
President Wilson, although the out
come of the military situation in the
next few weeks will have an important
bearing on the prolblem.
Teutonic Forces Still Gain.
London.-The Austro-German drive
northward into Poland from Galicia
is gaining momentum and England is
puzzled as to whether the German pur
pose is to make.this the main effort or
to continue a concentrated offensive
to force the Russians from the south
east tip of Galicia. Whatever the ulti
mate object is, fighting along Gaila
Lipa River has not abated and Berlin
not only records progress here, but
also farther. north in the arc bound
Lemberg and along what has become
the northern front.
Defilt Over Thirty-Five Millions.
WVashington.--The second business
year or the present administration
which has just closedl shows a $35,
864,381 defIcit compared with a sur
plus for the year eniding June 30, 1914
of $34.418,677. Official explanations
will not be issued until tile figures for
the year are analyzed by Secretary Mc-.
Adoo but on the face of the records it
is alpparent that receipts were much
smaller, an enormous reduction in cus
toms revenues resulting from thle war,
and that disbursements were much
greater. Notwithstanding the deficit
on the year's business the treasury
now has an actual net balance of $82,
British Bark Was Torpedoed.
London.--The British bark Thistle
bank which sailed from Bahia Blanca,
Argenina, April 26, with a cargo of
wheat for Queenstown, was torpedoed
by a Ger-man submarine at a point off
Fastnet, Ireland. Some of the crew
were landed at Baltimore, a small sea
port 47 miles southwest of Cork.
The Thistlebank was a four-masted
bark of 2,340 gross tonnage,
Decrease of Fifteen Per Cent.
Washington.--A prospective cotton
crop of 12,500,000 equivalent 500-pound
bales this season is unofficially esti
mated from the Department of Agri-'
culture June 25 condition and acreage 1
report issued. 'That would be 3,600,000 i
hales less thiah last year's crop, or a
reduction of 22 per cent. In all 31,315,- '2
00 acres were planted this year, show- e
lag .that the government's repeated ap- a
peals to cotton growers to reduce their 3
acreage and devote more land to other
crops had been heeded. t
Reprieve Granted Charles Becker
Albany N. Y-Governor Whitman
granted Charles Becker, the former po
lice lieutenant under Sentence Qi death
a reprieve until July 26. The governor a
said he would take no further action t
in the case than the granting of the li
reprieve. This mneans that if the Uni- <
ted States supreme court, does not in
terfere Beoker will have to die, t
Becker's execution orignally was t
set for the week beginning July 12 r
and it was believed July was the day 4
Capt. Albert W. Grant has been ap
pointed commander of the submarine
branch of the United States navy
with instructions to bring It up to
the highest possible standard of con
struction and efficiency.
OPPOSES IIUERTA REGIME
VISITS WASHINGTON AND HAS
TALK WITH GENERAL SCOTT
Angeles Says He Will Report to Gen
eral Villa When Mission to United
States is Completed.
Washington.-Gen. Felipe Angeles,
righthand man of Gen. Francisco Villa,
came to Washington to deny intinia
tions that he was involved in the act
ivities of Victoriano Iluerta and his
associates and at the same time to
learn the sentiment of officials to
ward the Mexican problem.
The general Issued a statement say
ing he was opposed to Huerta and all
that he represented in Mexico poli
tics and thart after a brief stay here
would go to Sonora on a private mis
sion for General Villa, returning
afterwards to the battle front to re
main with his chief.
Department of Justice officials had
no additional details concerning the
charges and evidence on which Gen
erals Huerta and Orozco were arrest
ed at El Paso. They expressed the
opinion, however, that the arrests al
ready had a .wholesome cffect in pre
venting the launching of a new Mexi
can revolutionary movement.
General Angeles wishes to talk with
'Presid'ut Wilson. He was not direct
ed by Villa to do so, he said, but is
anxious to .learn just what Mexican
policy - the United States intends to
pursue. General Angeles agrees with
President Wilson's recent statement
that the various elements must come
to an understanding. He told friends
that he and General Villa would sup
port for the provisional presidency
an/ capable man who repr-esents the
principles and ideals for which the
revolution has been fought.
Major- General. Scott, Chief of Staff
of the United States Army, was the
only officiasl on whom General Angeles
called. Enrique C. Llorente, Villa's
Washington representative, acted as
initer-preter. Angeles brought a letter
of introduction from General Villa to
General Scott. The contents of the
letter were not disclosed but it was
understood to have showed clearly
that Generals Villa and Angeles are
not at odds.
ASQUITH URGES ECONOMY.
.Necessary for People of Britain to
Finance Great War.
London.--Penny-wise economy here
tofore -has not been a strong feature of
the gatherings at Guild Hall, so close
ly connected with aldermanic ban
quets of -proverbial opolence, but
Premier Aequith chose this home of
wealth to initiate a movement in sup
port of- the British war loan. He
urged personal thrift throughout the
nation .80 as to make it possible for
the country to bear the atrain of the
expenditure of $15,000,000 daily o.n
tailed by the cost of the war.
As if to give the campaign a good
send-off the first really big subscrip
tion to the war loan was announced
simultaneously with the appearance
of Premier Asquith on the platform.
It was by a London assurance com
pany and for 3.000,000 poun~s ster
WIll Conserve Grain Crop.
Berlin, via Londonn.--The German
government has decided to adopt the
same measures for the conservation
of this year's crop of grain as were
employed last year, expropriating all
grain and fixing maximum prices for
Unusual Interest in Bond Sale,
New York.-Unusual interest at
tached to the sale by lie city of.. New
York of $71,000,000 of 4 1-2 per cent
bonds, not only because of the magni
tude of the offering, the largest in the
city history, but more particularly be
cause of its hearing upon the general
investment situation at this time. Con
sidering the enormous cash resources
available at this and other domestic
centers and taking the atractive in.
teros rate into account, the result was
EIGHTH ANNUAL, CONVENTION
SOUTHERN TEXTILE ASSOCIA
MEET NEXT GREENVILLE S. C.
W. M. Sherrod, Williamston, 8. C., is
Elected President; Other Officers.
Favor Education.--Prizes Given.
Asheville.-The eighth annual con
vention of the Southern Textile Asso
aiation adjourned after electing offi.
cers and selecting Greenville, S. C., as
the next meeting place. t.he foil*
Ing off.cers were elected for '
suing year: President, W. M.
rod, Williamston, S. C.; vice-1,
dent, Frank E. Heyner, AlexanL
City, Ala.; secretary, A. B. CarteY
Greenville, S. C.; treaturer, Marshall
Dilling, Salurria, Ala.; official steno
grapher, Miss M. G. Cranford, Clar
Board of Directors: Robert Bowe,
chairman, Greenville, S. C.; C. L.
Chandler, Rhodhiss; Gordon Cobb,
Inman, S. C.; Arthur Dixon, Gastonia;
L. H. Brown, Knoxville, Tenn.; and
W. S. Morton, pallas, Texas.
Among the resolutions by the asso
,iation was one which placed the as
sociation on record as favoring con
pulsory education in all southern
states. Another resolution urged the
general assemblys of the Southern
states to make appropriations for the
presentation of free scholarships to
worthy boys of the cotton mill con
In the awarding of prizes for the
best suit of men's clothing made of
cott6n goods, W. A. Kendrick, of
Mayfield, Ga., took first honors. The
second prize was taken by T. J. Digs
by, of Newberry, S. C. L. L. Arnold,
editor of "Cotton," published at At
lanta, Ga., won a special prize offered
for the best display of a shirt and
hosiery made in a southern cotton
Mrs. A. B. Carter, of Greenville,
S. C., took first prize for the best
dress made of cotton, Miss Mae Lu
cille Smith, of Winston-Salem, taking
second for the best cotton coat suit.
Mrs. Ethel Thomas, of Charlotte,.
and Mrs. J. J. Iler, of Greenville,.
were awarded pries for gingham.
dresses and cotton millinery.
Big Hotel for Spartanburg.
Spartanburg,-A modern fireproof'
seven-story hotel will be built in Spar
tanburg on the Spartan Inn site, the
actual construction to begin within 90
days. The stockholders of 'the hotel.
corporation met and definitely decided
tFhat the hotel would be built. About
this time last year the hotel project
was agitated with the result that a
stock company was formed and tenta
tive plans for a hotel discussed. As
matters were being shaped up for ac
tual building of a hotel the European
wvar knocked the bottom out of the
whole affair and nothing had been
done until this meeting.
The hotel, planned to be seven
stories high, will cost between $225,000
and $250,000. The stockholders have
subscrib~ed $125,000 of th'is amount.
First and second mortgage bonds for
$75,000 and $50,000 respectively are
to be sold to cover the remaining
imount necessary for the construction.
Chas. M. Robinson, Inc., of Rich
rndnd, Va., has been engaged to draw
ip plans and specification sfor the
struoture. It is very probable that
LGon gist '& Tess'ler, Inc., of Greensboro,
M4. C., will erect the hotel.
Narrow Escape for Bali Players.
Winnsboro.-W. L. Holley, Jr., with
ieveral York ball players narrowly es
aped serious injury recently when his
.utomobile going at a fast rate of
peed turned turtle on the Rockton
olley was caught under the falling
~ar and 'it was thought for a time
hait he was fatal-ly hurt, other memn
ers of the party luck41y escaped with
few minor bruises and scratches,
Villie Peay, who was following close
y behind in his machine, oonveyed the
Lurt autolets to town.
Funds Are Available,
Columbia.-W. W. Moore, adjutant
eneral, said that the National Guard
incampment would assuredly be held,
a accordance with the orders already
snued; that of the -Second regiment
it Greenvlwe, July 7 to 17; that of the
'irst regiment at the Isle of Palms,
uly 20 to 30. The adjutant general
aid he had consulted the comptroller
eneral, who had said he would honor
rarrants upon tile state funds diaNwn
1 accordance with the apportionment
tat was made recently by the military
Clemson Club Meets,
Florence.-The meeting of the Flor
nee County Clemson Club held at
he Central Hotel here wae the most
riterestlng and best attended of any
eid since the club was organized last
leptemnber. While the social features
f the evening were all that could be
esired and. were greatly enjoyed,
here being a supper served after the
usiness -meeting, the a.jurenI did not
1eet Drimarily to .gratify their -social
esires, but thfimeetiig wa called
or the pur of -uttkl Into ona,~
lo ;P .arnhin in 1Ma'l .t., " i