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TEUTONIC AIR FLEETS KILL. SIX.
T. N AND INJURED ONE
B0MBS WREAK DESTRUCTION
Spread Out on Scottish and Northern
and Southern Coasts of England
and Play Havoc.
London.-The coast of Scotland an<
the northern and southeastern coun
ties of England were attacked by Zep
pelins Sunday night, according to an
official annouincemen t by the secretary
. The announcement says: "A Zep
pelin raid took place Sunday night
when the coast of Scotland and the
northern and southeaster countie:i of
England were attacked."
' London.-At least 16 persons were
killed and about 100 others injured
by the explosion of bombs dropped in
another raid of Zeppelin dirigible bal
loons over the northeast coast of Eng
land Saturday night.
The official version' of the raid
"Two airships approached the
northeast coast Saturday night. Only
one crossed the coast. The other turn
. "For the present we know that 16
persons were killed and about 100 in
. "lUight dwelling houses were de
molished and a serious fire was caus
ed In a French polishing shop.
6EARCH MOUNTAINS FOR VILLA.
Nothing Has Been Heard of His Opera
tions Since Battle.
San Antonio, Texas.--Unless Fran
cisco Villa is definitely located within
the next day or two, it is believed here
that Goneral Pershing will begin a
sea'rqh'.of the mountains west and
south of Guerrero. Sinco the defeat
of Villa's forces March 29 in and near
Guef'rero, lightly equipped detach
iti's' of cavalry have been sweeping
in. Vhirlwind fashion through the dis
triti about head waiters of the Santa
- Mania River trying to locate the elus
jie bandit, repotted to .have gone in
.4t. directon after being desperately
General Pershing, did not get a re
port through to General Funsion dur
ing he day. but his chief of staff dia,
indicatoik.lthat 4lie line of communica
tioi was maintained. No mention 'df
nevs of Vilia was made. There is -in
creasing belief that General Pershing
may have been deceived ns lo the di
rection taken by Villa and dven con
jcerning his .-injuries.
Garard Will Stick Through War.
Berlin, via Iondon.-James W. Ga
-rard, the -American ambassador, lias
issued a. statement..through the' Wolft
Bureau regarding the report telegr-aj-'
ed,h~ere from the Unit~ed States that he'
intends to. resigni, return 'to Aidrica
and b ecomne a cahidillate for, g'oenoi
'o Noi,w York. The statement ays:'
*"The ambassadd' regards it. his duty.
not to .leave the impoistant' post .at.
Bierl'in' during the war, especially as.
*any possi ble successor .would .nt ogst-2
lt' wor-k into' the difficult and iftei
comrplicatedl matter of British 'inter
eats on-tr-usted, such as those of civil
and military pr-isoners. -He hopes 't'
Pe,mnin in Berlin atr least until the
* end of the great war."
Germans Take Thousand Yards.
Blerlini, via London-The Germans',
official stat ement announces that Teu
ton troops have cleared 1,000 yards of
French tren(-hes northeast of Harcourt
in additilon to the positions taken
M4arch - 30.
Enraged Mob Storms Jail. -
Petersburg, Va.-A mob of 1,000 peo
ple, made up largely of enraged citi
zens from Nottoway and Dinwiddie
counties, surroundedi the Petersburg
jail .in which is confined John Wil
liapis, a negro, who was arrested for
an alleged criminal assault on a young
women, 19, at her home near- Black
Asks Wilson to Demand Reparation.
-, Paris-Prof. Jamos Mark Bald
win of Baltimore whose daughter was
seriously injured in the explosion of
the cross channel steamer Sussex,
gave out a copy of a oablegram do
upatched to Preiaddnt Wilson.
-'A woman traveling whore hler right
was, carrying an American passport,
s~ trieken on the Sussex, hovering be
teen life and death, demands that
reparation for assault on American
4'life atid liberty be exacted.
(Signed) "iark Baldwin."
IU. B. Marines Land In China.
, --Peking.--Marines~ from the United
-. *atttes -gunboat Wilmington -'wenft
~hore at~rSwatows where the Chinese
'0he. declared their'independ.
,fl6 o~ tthe central government. The
ene4reconnoitered and .found
/ 'tquiet, 'AChinese punbeats Siso
', FRAN Co VILLA
Villa is badly wounded and his men
routed, barely escapes from Colonel
Dodd's men. His capture Is moment
GRANTS USE Of RAILROAD
PROMPTLY GIVES WIS PERMIS
SION UPON RENEWED RE
QUEST OF U.'S.
Mexican Northwestern Railway Re
moves the Necessity of Maintain
ing 200 Mile Motor Line.
Washington.- One of the army's
moi;t serious problems in hunting
Villa was solved when General Car
ranza pronptly granted the. renewed
request of the state department for
permission to use the Mexican North
western railroad in 'carrying out the
pursuit. - -
General Carranza received'the new
request in. the morning; his answer
was in Wash'ington before dark. It h
was contained in a brief message 1
from John L.Plodgers, special agent t
of the United States at Queretaro,
saying the head of the de facto gov- 9
ernment agreed to the ,comimercial 1
use of the line. Officials here assum- t
9d he. would be. equally, promp't hi Y
.ngotifying his officers on the border c
atd that Genieral Funston might be
giri shipment 'at once. 1
Although the army .will .procep.d. to
us. . fihe railroad on . a. . commercia:l
.bhsiq, which' is -construed ,.her(e as 1
neaning that 'all service sha-ll ..e phid
for at regular rates, the sta.t.e epa:
ment will negotiate. further vd th Car
ranza to bring -about.a"more definite
understand-ing. The response la 1e
garded as being satisfactory' 'in a
measure, but In order -to assure the
<ellyery .of Bupplies. albng 'he: line 1
General Funston will desire- tD place
guards on the trains. :
.War department officials were
greatl1y relieved by the'renloval of the
nece~nity for' matntaining a motor,
truck supply line; ovpr desert. roads
fr a distante of .more than 200 milen
A- einudburs't or great, storn niglit
.render the road's .impassable fo' 'a
considereble' .time, -cutlng' oft' the -
treops from the'ir Bource Ot suppie~s
at. the border.- .
. While the physical conidition .of the:
Mexican .Nor~thwesterti-is not good,
many brid'ges hav-ing .been dest.ruyed
dur'ing the years. of ' revolution. in
Mexico, army engineers . phoul have
little difficulty 1,n keeping it ope'n.
.Other details of .the protocol stng
geste'd by Gene'ral .(etrranza,' ntate 'de
partment, officials indicated, may not
be completed until the expedition has
accomp'lished its purpose and' re~turn
ed. It will serve, however, :as the
legal basiA for the adjustment of all
claim's arising out of* the use of
American troops to pursue 'Villa.
GERMANS MAKE ADVANCE..
Gain More ihan Mile of Firont North
- . of Malaneourt,.
London-The Germans to the north
west of Verdun in an infantry attack
launched with huge effectiveness have
gained additional gro'und against the
Frenchi north of 'Malancourt and .have
even' peniettrated the northwest corner
of the village.
- Attemapts of the Teutons to carry
'their advance farther, however, were
stopped by the- French. fire, as also
wore three counter-attacks against
the poaitions in the Avocourt wood,
south of Malancourt, which had pro
vidusly bee'n 'taken 'from them - by the
French- infantry attack. The German
official communication says that the
advance of the Germans north of
Malancourt was over a front of more
than a mile.
-Thirty Dead in Railroad Wreck.
Cleveland.. 0.-With a toll - of at
least 80 persons dead and 40 er -more
injured, fedet ai, state and railroad
officials began pin investigation into
the ectqse. that led tp one .o the ipost
disastroup. vrece in tlie history of
the 14ew York Contra) system. Three
trains, .inc)(tding the Twentieth Cen
~tury Id, westbound, known as
a beotions ofz :
~ ur Limits
FIRST VAH Wimo
COLONEL DODD AND FOUR HUN
DRED TROOPERS ROUT
VILLA WOUNDED, 31 KILLED
Col. Dodd's. Men Rode All Night and
Took Bandits by Surprise.-Think
Chase Near End.
El Paso, Texas.-Four hundred
American cavalrymen under the com
mand of Col. George A. Dodd, gallop
ing down from the granite slopes -of
the great continental divide, have fal
]on on the main body of Francisco
Villa's bandits at the San Geronimo
ranch, scattering them in many direc
tions and driving the bandit chief,
wounded and crippled to seek a hiding
place in the mountains. Villa was
hurried from danger in a carriage.
The battle opened at 6 o'clock in the
morning of March 29 and continued
for several hours.
The news of the exploit was flashed
into Juarez and sent a thrill along the
border. For 17 hours the veteran
Colonel with his picked troopers of
the Seventh and Tenth Cavalry, drove
down the valley of the Santa Maria
river. At the end of the 55-mile ride
they fell upon the unsuspecting Villa
camp where 500 bandits were cele
brating the massacre of 112 Carranza
soldiers two days previously at Guer
Villa. shot through the leg and
with one hip shattered, was hurried
froni the scene barely in time to es
rape the onslaught of the Americana.
The bandits made a brief but hopeless
itand before a charge of Colonel Dodd
ind his troopers.
Then they broke ,nd fled leaving
1 dead on the fleldf including their
ommander General Eliseo Hernandez.
'wo machine guns, a number of hors
s, rifles. ammunition, and equipment 0
all into the hands of the Americans. 0
Among the known wounded is Pab
Lopez, Villa's lieutenani In the Co
imbus raid: The. American casual- r
les were four priv.Ates Wounded.
The American s'oldiers did' not ',in
er on the field. of victory. For five
ours they (rove the enemy before
hem into the wilderness of mountain
ieak,- desert and conyon, wh.et rosads
ir 'even trails are unkno*n and where
mis-step means death. to horse and
ider. They halted - only after the
hase hail led them 10 miles and the
ugutWes Were scattered into little
andA-f half a dozen meii each.
-'Vffla's'-career has ended; his ajiower
iAW' b'en broken. His 'death'r: ca'.
ure 'IA''only- a question of days. per
aisp 'ly ho'urs. Such is the -ievit
ble conclusion reached h're as lfttle
iy little. the details of 'Dodd's ride"
eqch ,the bprder. It seems - Impoosis
>le .that the crippled bandit can'Jlong
emnain hidden, even in theymountain
us, .wastes ,in which 'he has sought
r~fuge. . ..
G RMAN5 SHIFT 'O EAST,
8kidhded:IA Ente'ring i renc'l Llns o
- -' Tre'nhes--Drvun' Out.
London.-Having captured the 'vil
lage".of Malancourt, The Germans n~ow.
hav!e phif ted..thoh' -off'ensive ..ast'ward
to; the sector Around'tha.:fampuia."Le
Mor.t Hommp.. With-.heavy forces the
Teutons have attacked. the- French .line
between Hifll 296 and Le Mort Homme
and siucceeded in entering French first
line trenches. A vigorous coniiter-a~t
tack- by the French. however, al'nost
immediately expelled the invaders and
another af tack by the Teutons deliv
ered a little later is declared by Paris
t-o have.been put down completely.
. . The Germans have made no attempt
to debouch from Malancgurt-. since
fheir occupation of the village.
Grand Jury Indicts Waite.
Newv York-The grand jury return
ed an Indictment charging murder in
the first degree against Dr. Arthudl
Warren Waite, accusing him of poison
ing his father-in-law, John E. Peck,
millionaire drug manufacturer of Gran
millioniaire drug manufacturer of
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Plot to Rescue Schilier.
Lewes, Del.-Fearing that attempts
would be made to rescue Ernest Schil
Ier. the young German stowaway who
single-handed captured, the British
steamer Matoppo and terrorized her
crewv of 56 mnen on the high seas, de
tectives took Schiller from his cell in
the town jail and hurried him by auto
mobile to Hlarrington from where he
will he taken by train to New York.
The detectives declared that they had
receivedl positive information that at
tempts wvould be made to rscue the
Ex-Governor Smith of .8. C. Dead.
Baltimore.-F'ormer Governor Chae.
A.. Smith of South Carolina, died at
the John. Hopkins Hospital after a
long- gln'ess,. erysipelas develoning af
tey ,'many months. Suffering from
heart trouble was 'the' dh'ect cause of
death, Mr. Smith had been at the
hosapital two months. He6 was about'%
5 old.. The fornmer . gy
h Fwe. In Timmensville, 4IA
~~ of 1pion~r~
MAJ. FRANK TOMPKINS
Maj. Frank Tompkins of the Thir
teenth United States cavalry is the
man who had the first brush with Villa
at the raid on Columbus, N. M., and
who with a small force of cavalrymen
followed the Mexican bandits. across
the border, killing over a hundred
Mexicans. Major Tompkins was sta
tioned with the border patrol at Co
lumbus at the time of the raid.
$8,611,502 TOfHUNT VILLA
CONGRESS RUSHES THROUGH
APPROPRIATION TO CATCH
Cailure to. Obtain. Use of Railways
.Seriously Hampers Troops, In Pur
suit of Villa.
Washington.-Diplomatic . and do
restic aspects of the Mexican problem
vershadowed its military side here,
fficial reports from General Funston
isclosing no. change in the situation
n the border or in Mexico. Congress
ushed through an emergency appro
riation .of $8,611,502 to pay for the
ursuit of the bandits and the state
epartment prepared to press General
,arranza for permission to use Mexi
an railways to solve the troop .supply
Feans :expressed i. pt.s s reports
rom the border that failtire -to. ob.
ain use of the railways might se
lously hamper . the pursuit of Villa
were not reflected at 'eItief -the state
)r war departments. Senator Gal
inger, ;republican 'leader: in the..sen
ite, presented to Secretary. Baker a
elegram from Senatr'. .Fall at. El
Paso.-dealing- .with. the, taliway and
border questions. - It - declared - shi
nents. of. gdpo.ine intended for ..the
Americaf i'o-'es in. Mexico wes .bs
Ing eldup bI Carranza officials.
.The communication to General Car
ranza -will be made through-'. special
Representative" 'Rodgbrs, .at 'QUere.
tare, to whbm- instructions' wer'e feor
\varded. State department, off icia~la
said- there' ,was; no question; lbut that
the' expedition after Villa .-would press
dn arid.: that a dufficient atiountopf qu'y;
plies .could be- furnished t.o the'.t'ro'opE
by mnotor-ty~uck trains, but gerial nst
of. the rail. lines wduld 'giently 'sim plif)
Newys - dispatch'es -trom the -bordei
indicating the-'American troops alread)
.were using the r-ailr6Ad lines -in some
sections, were read with surprise al
the war department, there having beer
no official advices to that effect.
NOTE' OF INQUIRY- SENT.
Ask Germany Directly About Recen'
WVashington. - Secretary Lansing
with the approval of President Wil
son, has insfructed Ambassador Gerar(
to inquire of Germany whether any e
its submarines torpedoed the Britisi
Channel steamer Sussex upon whici
25 American cititens were. traveling
er the British horse ship Englishmani
which went onei with a loss of on
The United States has no conclusiv
proof that a submarine attacked eithe
ship, but all evidence at hand indicate
both wore torpedoed without- warning
Updn the' response of the Berlin For
eign' office to Mr. Gerard's inquira
may depend the. next step of thi
American government, It was mad<
clear that no action has been takez
which might be construed as a deman(
or a protest.
President Wilson laid all the stati
department's reports. on. -the subjec
before the cabinet. It was after th4
meeting that it became known. tha
inquiry would be made of the Ger
'British Repulse Attempted Air Raid.
London.-An attempted Zeppelli
ra d on the English coast the nigh
of Mar-ch 19, which it was intimate<
had .been repulsed by defending air
craft, was learned of through ques
tiqns liut to Hlarold J. TPennant, parli
amentary under secretary for war, ir
the house pf commons. Idratwis Ben
'n~tt Goldne0y, Conservati, ifnmbei
;t' C rtef'bury asked , b'
~petis ad 4paie 't#,
TOOK POSSESSION OF - SHIP MO
TOPPO SHORTLY AFTER
LEAVING NEW YORK.
ROBBED OFFICERS AND SAFE
Compelled Commander to Land Him
In Delaware Breakwater Where
He Was Later Arrested.
Lewes, Del.-How a lone German
stowaway held up the captain and 66
members of the crew of the British
steamer Matoppo, compelling them at
the point of a revolver to 'change the
course of the vessel and land him at
tbso Delaware Breakwater after he
had rifled the ship's safe and taken
their valuables was told here by Cap
tain Bergner, master of the Matoppo.
The stowaway who says his name is
Ernest Schiller and that he had lived
in Hoboken, N. J., for the past eight
months, is now locked up in the jail
here awaiting the arrival of the Unit
ed States district attorney from Wil
mington, Del., and the British Consul
General from Philadelphia.
The hold-up took place outside the
three-mile limit and Federal authori
ties say thib government probably
will have nothing to do with the
matter. Schiller, they say, will be
returned to the Matoppo and turned
over to British officials at St. Lucia,
where the vessel will stop for coal.
The Matoppo - sailed from New
York for Vladivostok with a cargo
consisting. chiefly of barbed-wire and
farm implements. She passed out of
Sandy Uook at 6 o'clock and two
hours later, upon entering his cabin,
Captain Bergner says he was con
fronted by a young inin with'a revol
ver in each hand.*'-l"nds up and
not a sound if you value your life,"
was the command. The captain was
then bound hand and foot and looked.
in his cabin, promising,- under pen
alty of death, not to raise an alarm.
Cautiously making his way to the
wireless cabin, the stowaway, wh- is
about 26 years old, put the intru
ments out of commission an'd threw
the ship's guns, consisting of . six
rifles, overboard. He...then retarled
to the captain's cabin, rifled the Oae
and destroyed many importanfe a
pers. .He ha4 .expected, he told 4
:tain. Bergner,- to find at least 2,9
pounds in Pnglish money aboard t
Lthere.was not a penny in the sate.
-Later, . howevji,. Schiller compellad'
ths7'captain d'nd the first officer At6
'hand over th'eir pocketbooks conta-:
.ing a total' of -about 30 pounds.
. At --4 o'cl'ock in the morning Schif
ier released Captain Bergner and still
-g'ipliing a revolver in each hand, or
dt'ed the .steamer headed towards
BURN4ETT BILL PASSES..
OrigInal' Literacy Test an'd AsIatIo
' Exclusion Provisloris Unclianged.
. ,Washington,-The INurnett immigra
tiotn bill.;wi~th, its, literacy test and
Asiatic exclusion provi'sions unichang
ed, ppssed the house ,-by'a -vete eft.308
to 87. .It nioy/ goes- to'the selmte where
fav'ora'ble act'on is regarded as -as
sure'd. .* '-.-- : .
*.a The. literacy test, ..about..which the
fight .against the -bill... jia ,centered,
was sustained, 284 to 107. This pro
visioni has beeni the'cause or vetoes
of similar immigr-ation bills, by Presi
dents Cleveland, Taft and Wilson. The
house passed the bill' over the Clove
land veto, but it failed in the senate.
Motions to over-ride the vetoe-s of
President Taft and Wilson were-lost
:1in the house - by narrow margins.
Representative Burnett, chairman of
the immigration committee, .predicted
that there was snfficientt strength to
- repass the bill in the event of another
i veto. The president has not indicated
his purpose to the house leaders.
Both record votes on the literacy
test and on the passage of the bill were
,without regard to party lines.
,Majority Leader Kitchin voted for
the literacy test and for the bill .' Mi
nority Leader Mann voted against the
literacy test and then for the bill.
Russians End Pffenslve..a
London.-Fighting is still going on
-between the. British . and German.
along the British end of 'the French
line, particularly near St. Eloi, where
German grenade throwers have suc
ceeded in realching a portion o'f a mine
crater held by the British. Near Bois
inghe the British put down an attempt
ed attack by the Germans.
Strong forces of Austrians and Ital
inns are aligned against-each other in
the Gorzia sector of the Austro-Itailan
-front. On the heights of Seilz spirit
0(1 fighting is' taking place.
Underwood Wants NItrogen Plant.
Washington-'-A dppermined fight
was begun in the senate by Senator
U~nderwood of Ajabama- to incorpoi'ate
-in the army re-organization bill a pro
vision looking to the databli'shment of
a government plant .to make nitrogen
from the air from the manufacture
of explogieo. N Ifforts to incorpormte
such legislatiori in the ho se' bill woe
cATTLE"_ A'LES . ... ...
PROMOTERS ARE HIGHLY PLEAS.
ED WITH MARKETING OF
MANY BUYERS ARE PRESENT
Representativee of Well Known Con.
corns Make Good Bids-Railroads
Play irportant Part.
Rock Hill.-Rock Hill's first cattle
isle was a success. This was the
opinion expressed by State Atent W.
W. Long and his assistants and by a
number of the buyers here for the
sale. It guarantees that Rock Hill
will have an annual cattle sale, said
Between 250 and 300 head of cattle
were sold, the price per pound rang
ing from 5 to 7 3-4 cents. The aver
age weight of the cattle was around
860 pounds. The sale netted the own
era of the cattle something over $16,.
The cattle yards, in the fair
grounds, were the scene of great ac
tivity throughout the entire morning.
A score of buyers were here to make
bids, while a number of railroad of
ficials were present. Hundreds of
people from. all parts of this and ad
joining counties were here for the
sale and much interest was taken. Mr..
Long is of the opinion that the next
cattle sale held here will see more
than 600 head of cattle offered, it
not a thousand.
The sale was conducted under the
diroction of the local chamber of
commerce and the extension division
of Clemson College, co-operating with.
the' United States department of ag
riculture. In active charge of the
sale was E. Driver of E. Driver &
Co., commissioti merchants of Bolti
more, who handled nis end to perfec-.
Among the buyers here for the sale
were George Morris, head buyer for
D. B. Martin & Co., Baltimore; Char
les McDonald,. head buyer for Swift
& Co., New York; L. B. Lyman, New
York, and -New York Butchers Dress
ed Meat compnay, represented by L.
B.-Lyman; -David Regan, representing
Sul.berger & Sons Co., New York;
'Belsford Packing company, Harris
burg, Pa.; Mr. Welcke~ns, r~elaenting
Welckens-Staats- & Co., Wilmington,
Del.; G..;H. Shamberg, representing J.
Shambbrg & Sons, Jersey City stock
yards, X. J.; Mr.- Dayvault, represent
ing Da !Ault & Guffy, Concord, N. C.;
WV. R.'Sanders, representing Carson
Live Stock company, Richmond, Va.
Another Mutual Company.
- Columbia.-Farmers Mutual .Pro
ection association of Sumter, Claren
don and Lee counties, South Carolina,
'has been commissioned by the secre
tary of state to do a general fire insur
ance business. This is the third mu
tual fire insurance company to be or
ganized since the anti-compact law
went into effect.
The petitioners of the company are:
I. C. Strauss of Sumter, H. C. Hayns-.
worth of Sumter, ED. WT. Dabbs of
Mayesaville, Robert M. Cooper of Wis
acky, Neill .O'Donnell of Sumte.
C. Phelps of Sumter, 3. M. Ko e
Sumnte,.G. A. Lemmon of Sumte,
L. Sanders of Sumter and C. J.
son of Toratio.
F. H. McMaster, insurance
missioner, said that 15 mutus
insurance companies wore alreoth
operation in the state. Four of We"
mutuals 'are gocated in Charb..o c
TIhe total anlount of insuranc' e.
ried 'is -'about $17,000,000. The b~
mutual fire insurance compse '
South Carolina was organir --d in
Chester county in 1891 under m n a a
of the .legislature. W. B. Don.no
assistant to the secretary of str'."
was one of the promoters.
Chester GaIns Populatiec
Chester.-Chester county's :', o
births and deaths last year 'e 1
follows: Births, 824; deaths, M2. tii
birth rate 28.2 per cent and the. dtati
rate 16.1 per cent.
Place Stock For PackIng Ho
.Orangeburg.-The special c,:ttntit..
tee that is working to place the 'ock
of the Orangeburg packi~g hoJuse(
among the largest number ->r p'-ople
reports that it has placed all the stock
except about $10,000, which~ will be.
sold to farmers in Orangeh1'-g coun
ty. When the matter of at pac~king
house was brought to the Juontionu
of the business men of a )r'.o~burg
in an amazingly short ti $50,000
worth of stock was subrlibed a.31
guaranteed. After detalrle havet been
arranged erection will -be..
Coal For South Arnerica*.
Spartanburg.-The dev.lopm< .y of
the coal traffic through th~e lfrt. of
Charleston is indicated by .ihr' an.
nouncement that the ellucehf'icld ifue
company is to load .a 01'narlest on with-.'~
in the next few . days~ an~ 8%c0 ton
steamer for a South Amerlea p ~ort
Maniy cargoes have beenu sh.Ipp~ed to
Cuba and to fulf- ports throudh -the
South Caroilia ott 'since the 6a1