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S NEW RAIL LAWS
URGED BY WILSON
HOUSE LEADERS CLARK AND
KITCHIN CONFER WITH
LEADERS TO SUPPORT BILL
High Cost of Living Is Likely to Re
ceive Attention.-Leaders Want No
Holiday Recess as Time is Short
For so Much Work.
Washington.- -Speaker Clark and
Representative Kitchlin, Majority
Leader of th liJIlouse. assured 'resi
dent Wilson it a White louse coler
once that they would do all they
could to hasten the passage of rail
road legislation at the short session of
Congress which began Monday.
The President summoned the louse
leaders to talk over with them the
legislative program and to secure
their co-operation in expediting im
portant measures. Legislation to sup
plement the Adamson law, he said,
was of the utmost importance and he
asked that this be given precedence
in consideration over all other gen
Realizing that three months is a
short period for consideration of gen
eral measures when- appropriation
bills also must he passed. the Presi
dent asked the Ilouse leaders if they
thought there would be time for en
actment of new railroad laws before
March 4. Both told him they thought
there would be, and promised to ex
ert. every effort to economize time on
Speaker Clark reminded the Presi
dent that Congress would have to pay
strict attention to business, and hin
to hell) at th. outset to eliminate tie
usual t.wo weeks' holiday recess.
President Wilson spoke briefly re-.
garding other important measures,
among them the Webb bill to permit
domestic corporations to maintain
collective foreign selling agencies, the
corrupt political practices bill and
conservation measures. Proposed em
bargo legislation and issues raised
by the high cost of living were not
mentioned at the conference, although
the House leaders believe the subject
is bound to demand attention of the
WILSON TURNS FLOOD OF
LIGHT ON STATUE OF LIBERTY.
Roar of Salute Sounded From Great
Guns of Atlantic Fleet.
New York.-At a wireless signal
flashed by President Wilson from the
yacht Mayflower in the harbor here
the Statue of Liberty was bathed in
light. Bartholdi's famous symbol of
American freedom, which for :10 years
has been a token of welcome to the
United States to millions of immi
grants from every land, will be illund
nated every night hereafter froum tot)
to bottom. Funds to install the pcermn
nont lighting syatemi foir the Staittue,
the gift to the United States of' 400.
000 citizens of If'rane were prtov'itd
by subscription in this tounttry.
"I light this Statue.",' said the P'res
ident, "with the thiouighit that it mayv
always stand as a symbld of our pur
pose to throw upon liberty, out or
out own life as a nat in, a light
which shall reveal its dignity. its se
rene power. its benigmant hope anid
Grouped aroutnd thne l'r-esidient up
on the Ma y Ilower's dockh as he- Hash
ed thle signal were Mris. \\ilson. .Iubis
J. J1usserand1(. Amb a ssador of l.'rantce.
Madamne Jlesseramtl . Ihigh otffier (f
*the armty and navy and repr-esentai
tivesa or several nat ins.
The great gutois of a division of thle
Atlantic ileet anchored in theo harbor
as a gua rd or honor, boomed a salute
as the statue flashed into view, out
lined in white light. Tfhe wvhistlhes of
countless lihor era ft. shriek(ed in ui- i
son and tla res of red lightI blazed up
along the shore.
There was a flash of flame high
ab~ove the st atuec and Ruth Law in her
airplanie added a sp)ectacular touch (to
the ceremonies of illumnat ion. Spout -
ing sparks and tre from the tail oif
her machine, she circled the lower
end of Manhattan Island.
PREMIER OF BRITAIN NOW
FAVORS NEW WAR CABINET.
London.-PrI'emier Asquit~h has de
cided to advise the King to the reconi
struction of the Governmentt. The
"The Prime Minister, with a view
to the most effective prosecution of
.y the war, has decided to advise his
majesty the King, to consent to the
reconstruction of the Government."
The political crisis has become acute.
It is stated that David Lloyd-Georgo
has tendered his resignation.
U. S. OFFICIALS ANXIOUS
OVER VILLA'S PROGRESS.
Washington-While they wait for
p Genera! Carranza to accept or reject
the protocol signed by the joint conm
mission at Atlantic City, Adminiatra
tion officials are giving much attean
-tion to every report r-elating to the
activities of Villa and to rebel move
ments in other parts of Mexico. Addi
tional information reached thb State
and War Departments tended to con
firm the reports of Villa's capture of
JOSEpH P. KENNEDY
Joseph P. Kennedy Is the youngest
bank president In the world. He is
just Past his twenty-fifth birthday and
Is head of the Columbus Trust Co. of
Boston, considered one of the strong
est financial Institutions In the world.
TEUTONS MAKE ADVANCES
FIELD MARSHAL MACKENSEN'S
ARMY HAS CAPTURED GIUR
GIU IN ADVANCE.
Forces of Central Powers Are Now
In Possession of Curtea de Arges,
90 Miles From Bucharest, and
Giurgiu, 40 Miles From the Capital.
Ljondon.-With the forces of the
Central Powers lin possession-ac
cording to German official reports,
which hitherto have Proven accurate
with regard to the recent events lin
Rumania-of Curtea do Arges, an im
portant railway terminal 90 miles
from lituchares4t, and Giurgiu, on the
railway -10 iles s4outhwest of the
Capital anxiety s to the fate of
Biuchare1St iS greatly increased.
Field \Iarshal von Mackennen's
capture if GIurgu, shows that his
army has advanced 30 miles in a
Aingle day. Further, a Bulgarian of
fnciali commumnication claimys thant the
llanube has been crossed near Lom
l'alaka and Vidin and the town of
Kalafatul oppos0.ite Vidinl, caZpture-d.
Nohtfing is yet. admitted by the
Rutmanian.; of these enemy advances,
hnd it ks assutmed that the Rumnianns
are continuing thelir orderly retire
Bos to csIred ne of the Arg.
et fianca atituonsi thean world.
Frces whif Centa Poers bAth raow
n Posessomniaion tute deArges
Ituriu, 40osiles Fomdub thatah.
Litaton-ithiee thefres oit the
Cgraes mowsgins Theqstio isc
coring tonkly aoked whethe ta.
wnsith rfegama to the t vntsen
.\ollsaehsbrought strng ntheo
rwane-s. whese Routst haf te
Capidt. asityas towhec fateht
flhownarecr initreatlve inrattaedro
Saliki whethe Girgusow thas hisu
mnais detoan 30c milenity in
thea Allii ln f tategyclim tha whthe
eri is d in arge parit ttob Ithe
mia's asty ivio of thTreeydancsl
Sakeri tni iham tharkAodvesey Tiras
uier AThaner oeentalieRem
edlesi (toI t Combatl engh toices.
Wa(~tshinton.ta-If theigh costk fom
livin bother youn the't wibth rgiv
aeretrmdebt u oe y
Ing ies and toetmor dorn producth
that hees not hink tlhe goverinment
cabelp rng sdowhee the oifo
stuffs by'o legisatIe tor otherl~t aton
but liet sr pins regfath in rte i
reetime-t, heths.i hsi'
Tihrs the spsakeraexpresied het
onthe: ighoreot ofiving atacprom,
est facing tdhee ntheiollapReering to
"herle' mias o sante or heth
for Mr. istzge ird' prtse bto It
BUY LAIGHENS DAND EATRO
Speahm vCaLarkon.-Thesdoors of
QuiblckdraThan ourng Chae,
weerss the Combat Highe Pries.h
body ngono f the highmpro Francs Jos
ephn wreonied bt bu oc lah
ing hngs eat poe orn pbegant
and ie, hryug topaykeir la. rot
thetsh doeo thikadedempernmentl
clanshelp werin dowesnted pricho food
stuor, bety lgadtiveorn oter action
reme thodngsholeoso e
1 - - - ..q' 1ba
GENERAL PROBE OF
HIGH COST OF FOOD
GEORGE W. ANDERSON WILL DI
RECT INVESTIGATIONS BEING
MADE BY FEDERAL AGENTS.
ARE PROGRESSING' RAPIDLY
Will Use All Power to See That inter
state Commerce Moves Unqlogged
and Unchecked by Any Illegal Com.
bination in the Restraint of Trade.
Boston.-Investigations of the high
cost of living which are now being
made by Federal officials or agents
throughout the country will be direct
ed by George W. Anderson, the Uni
ted States attorney for this district,
it was announced here. Attorney Gen
oral Gregory, according to a state
ment issued by the United States at
torney's office, has asked Mr. Ander
son to take charge of the investiga
tions, so "that the work may be co
ordinated and made as effective and
rapid as possible."
"While technically the jurisdiction
of the Department of Justice is only
to deal with Illegal'restraints of inter
state commerce, the investigation will
take a rather wide range. and all per
tinent facts and informations will be
used as effectively as possible to bring
about a co-ordination between govern
ment and business forces.
"Undoubtedly other departments of
the government. like the Department
of Agriculire, the Department of
Commerce, the Federal Trade Com
mission an( the Interstate Commerce
Commission will have data and views
which will be of the greatest assist
ance in this matter.
"Of course the Department is un
le' no delusive notion that it can
make short crops long or manufacture
or repair needed freight cars but it
does propose to use all power within
(he government's control to see that
interstate commerce moves unclogged
and un(hecked by any illegal combina
tion in restraint of trade."
BANDITS IN CHIHUAHUA
LOAD TRAINS WITH SPOILS
Carranza Officers Believe Villa is Pre
paring to Evacuate City After Loot
ing it.-Chinese Refugee Reports
Massacre of Many Chinamen.
Juarez.-Villa bandits were reported
to be loading two trains with loot from
the stores and residences of Chihuahua
City and preparing to follow these
trains west on the Mexican Northwest
ern Railroad. according to a message
received at military headquIarters from
General U1zuna's sc(outs at Sauz.
General Ozunna's cavalry column was
at Cullty. the first station south of the
state capital, the report said. This
nlews was taken at headquarters to in
dine h intention of V'illa to evacua
teheity atrlooting itas he did
at Parira I. Santiia Rlosilina andl Jimianez.
Villa made a speech against fo
eigners In II idalgo Plaza, following
his occupation of the city, a Chinese
merch'lant who left Chil hnau City said(
upon01 his ar-rival here. In his speech,
Villa warn-ied all residents of thle city
agamnst hiing any foreigneris in t heir
home1an decllared lie intended to
kill themi all. the ('hiinese added. Vil
la also sa1Ii he in enided to en lscate
all foreign propertiy and giv-e It to the
WILSON JOINS EARLY
Washinigtoni. - 'r-esident WXilson
jointed thie earily Chri istmaas shopper's.
Aercomnl iled by se-veralI secret ser
vice men, lie walked for- more than
an .hlour' throughi \\a shinigton's dlownl.
towni shopping (listrict, 5'opping In va
r'ious stores to make pu r''hases.
MONTANA IS PROHIBITION
BY L.ARGE MAJORITY.
I leleina. Mlonit.-- Pr'oib ition car iried
ini Montana by ii majority of 28.88tl at
lie elect ion Novembiier 7. It was offi
cially a nnounced. The vote was: For
priohibit ion 102.77ti; against 73,890.
BRYAN WILL BUILD A
I HOME IN ASHEVILLE.
WVashinigton. - William Jenninig
Bryan said that lie expectedl to spen;i
htis summers at Asheville, N. 0., and
next spring w"old build a home thera~
wvhich wouldl be called "Mount Calm."
lie will continue to call Lincoln, Neb.,
his home. "By spending the ;uimmner
in Asheville," he .aid, "I cani remain
home more and yet be n~ :. enoungh to
come to Washington wheneve' It may
1)e desirable to (10 so."
MEXICAN ENVOY TAL.KS
OVER BORDER SiTUATONe.
WVashington.-Althmough no official
news of the rout of the Carranza
forces at Chihuahua by Villa came to
tihe State or, War Departments or to
the Mexican Embassy, Eiiseo Arro
dlonddo. thle Ambassador lDesignate,
after ('onferences with Secretaries
Lansing andl Baker, expressed the be
lief that the unofficial reports were
true andl ascribed the Carranza forces'
(defeat to a lack of ammunition,
COUNTESS VON BERNSTORFF
The Countess von Bernstorff, wife o
the German Ambassador, his returne,
to Washington, after an absence o
several years in Europe.
TOLD TO LOAN CAUTIOUSLI
MUST AVOID LOCKING UP FUND
SAYS FEDERAL RESERVE
Federal Reserve Board Sees Danger i
Too Liberal Purchase of Treasur
Bills of Foreign Governments InvolI
ing Long-Term Obligations.
Washington. - American banker
were warned by the Federal Reserv
Board to avoid locking up their fund
by purchasing treasury hills of foreig
governments involving long term obl
gations. While specifically disclain
ing "any intention of reflecting upo
the financial stability of any nations,
the board advises all investors to prc
ceed with caution and formally aI
nounces to member banks of the Fei
eral Reserve system that with t1
liquid funds which should be aval
able to American merchants. manufa
turers and farmers in danger of bel1
absorbed for other purposes.
'It does not regard it in the inte
eat of the country at this time thm
they investin foreign treasury bills
Officials would not discuss the que
tion for publication, but some of the
informally Interpreted the warning N
the reserve board's answer to the r
cent proposal of the J. P. Morgan
Co., British fiacal agents in this cou
try, to have American bankers acce
British treasury bills of an indefini
total issue, secured by gold reserv
for 90 days, with the privilege of i
newal for five other 90-day periods.
held in Ottawa. Such loans would
H. P. Davison of the Morgan fir
was in Washington recently and c
ferred with President Wilson ai
some of the members of the reser
board. It was said later that he soug
to have banks of the reserve syste
authorized to huy British treasu
bills as if they were 1)llIs of exchani
to c'over financial transactions.
1)anger from further importation
large amounts of gold the board sa
in its statement will arise only
ease the 1)01( is permitted to becor
t he basis of undlesirable loan expr
sions and of inflammation. Emphas
is laidi upon the necessity for cauti,
of lput ting money into invest mer
whic-h are short term in name, 1L
which "etiher by contract or throu
force of circumstances may in the
gregate have to 1)0 renewed until ni
mal condit ions return."
SAFE TRAVEL OF AUSTRIAN
DIPLOMAT TO U. S. REFUSE
British Foreign Office Notifies Amb~
sador Page it Cannot Grant Proti
tion to Count Adam Tarnowski v
Tarnow En Route to America.
London.-The foreign office has se
Ambassador Page a note deCfinit
refusing to grant a safe conduct
Count Adam Tarnowvski von Tarne
the new Austro-iiungarian amb~ase
dor to the Unitedl States.
Tihe reason for the refusal may
paraphrased as follows:
"Even if international law forb~a
the refusal of such a conduct the
tions of Austrian and Oerman embi
ales and consulates abroad have be
so much in excess of regular dip
matic functions that the British g<
ernent feels justified in withholdi
lta consent for such dliplomats to tras
lo their posts."
FRESH OUTBREAK OF FOOT ANI
MOUTH DISEASE IS FEARE
Kansas City, Mo.-Kansas City al
St. Joseph livestock markets operata
under quarantine restrict'ons due
tho fear that the foot and mouth d
ease had broken out again in ti
Middle West. Incoming shipments
cattle were admitted only when I
tended for immediate slaughter.
Norfolk. Va. -- Members of ti
Housewives' League of Norfolk d
cided to adopt a boycott against i
use of egg i and turkey unless loc
retailers redlucedl the price of tI
former to 35 cents a dozen andl of ti
latter to 40 cents a pound. The be
cott will go into effect the latter pi
of this week. The league has- prepa
ed a statement showing that eggs ai
now selling for 39 cents a dozen ar
turkeys from 45 to 50 cents a Doun
TROOPS AT _UAREZ
BRING THE STORY OF FIVE DAYS
FIGHTING BEFORE RETIRE
MENT FROM CITY.
SOME CIVILIANS ARE KILLED
Piles of Dead In Chihuahua Covered
With Oil and Burned When Villa
Enters City.-Bandits Sing and
Shout In Santa Rosa Hill Charge.
Juarez, Mexico.-The remnants of a
Carranza army that fled from Chihua
hua City after a battle with Villa
troops are in camp on the plains south
of Juarez. They bought with them
the story of the evacuation of the city
jafter four (lays and nights of fighting.
The dead were piled high in the streets
when they left and had been covered
with oil and burned, they said.
The troops brought back many of
their field plices. Women camp fol
lowers shared in the retreat. Some
of them had children said to have been
born on the battlefield.
IRefugees said that between the
cemetery and Santa Rosa hill the
dead covered the streets. Along the
streets near the railroad station and
surrounding the station, one of the
refugees said he saw many cavalry
a horses with carbines and sabers at
tached to the saddles. The Carranza
cavalrymen abandoned them in order
' to leave the city on the troop train.
Along Zarco avenue the fighting had
been fiercest and many civilians had
a been killed there and in other parts
of the city by shell fire and rifle balls.
Many houses were damaged.
Defenders Routed Fifth Day.
All of the refugees agreed that
e Carranza troops were winning during
the first four days of the fighting, but
either because of a shortage of ammu
g nition or lack of morale, they abandon
ed the city early on the fifth morning
L of the battle, fleeing in all directions.
)t The taking of Santa Rosa hill, which
always has been known as the "key
Ito Chihuahua," was said by one foreign
n refugee to have started the retire.
ment of the Carranza forces, which he
1said, rebembled a rout before the last
. One civilian refugee claimed that
n General Gonzales Cuellar was respon,
pt sible for the taking of Santa Rosa
Le hill, where he was in command as he
3 allowed the infantry line to be weak
It is believed by the refugees and
m Carranza officers that General Trevinc
left first for Tabaloapa, south of the
d City and from there moved to Aldama
r about 20 miles from Chihuahua City.
t One Mexican civilian refugee de
mi ciared he had seen Villa in the city
Monday morning, le said Villa was
Iwalking wvith crutches, as if to inspire
his men wvith fortitude. HeI looked
muf htinner than of old.
Toobain medicines for his wound
ne, Vla is said by this refugee tc
have broken into twvo drug stores irl
Sthle city. Thinking this action meant
ithe beginning of loot ing Villa handits
broke ito stores and private homes
ts ill issaid to have shot t wo of his
tfollowers and succeeded in stopping
r .S. SETS UP A RMED RUL E
TO CONTROL SAN DOMINGO.
Assumption of A uthrty a d L ni
of 1200 Marines to Police Island
Wasingon. -- Military rule has
cS- been proclaimed'i in San Domi~ingo by
)n the United States Navy to suppress
exist ing lOit ical chia os in thle little
nt itepub~llic and pave the way for guard
anteeing future quiet by establishing
tthere such a financial and police pro.
tectorate as 'the American government
now exercises over' Haii.
a- ighteen hundred American ma
rines will maintain order- for the pres
ent and, at least until elections are
he1ld( in January their officers will su
cpervise the conduct of Government
C-by native officials and dlisburse the
-customs revenues which Americani re
~nceivers have been'collecting by treaty
v-arrangement for nine years.
gWILSON OBSERVED DAY
lQUIETLY WITH FAMILY.
Washington. -President Wilson
spent Thanksgiving Day quietly with
*. members of his family hut at night
he accepted an invitation to attend
d the Navy Relief Society ball at the
~Washington Navy Yardl.
tWith Mrs. Wilson, he attended his
Sregular Presbyerian Church, having
10declined invitations to the Pan-Ameri
can mass at St. Patrick's Church and
"to a joint celebration of Methodist
CONSUMER IN GRIP OF COLD
*. STORAGE TRUST SAYS PROBER.
e New York.-The existencq of an in
0terstate combination of cold storage
Ehouses to keep up food prices was
charged by Joseph Hartigan, commis
0sioner of weights and measures, who
eas secretary of Mayor Mitchell's com
Smittee is inv'estigating the cost of liv.
ing. "There is a so-colled storage
r- trust," Mr. Hlartigan said. "Its mom
dbership comises'it3 75 cold storage
1 warehouses in New York, New Jersey
YORK JURY fREE$ 6
ERNEST ISENHOWER, JESSE MOR.
RISON AND JAMES T. RAWLS
VERDICT OF "NOT GUILTY'
The Verdict Marked Ringing Down of
Curtain on Widely Known. Fair
field County Trngendy.
York.--"I!,( jav" v,o h ar
returned by tiw jury inj f ,,
State agamw :ri
Morrison - ' T. itawis, charg.
ed with the murder of Sheriff Adanm
D. Hood on the steps of the Fairfield
cpunty court house at Winnsboro oin
June 14, 1915. The case went to tho
jury at 1 o'clock after which court ad
journed for the noon recess. The vev
dict was returned immediately upon
the reconvening of court for the aftel.
The verdict which marked the ring
ing down iof the curtain on the ofter
math to the widely known ... rfieid
tragedy was heard in silence ay the
hundred or more persons present ir,
the court room there being no semib.
lance of a demonstration of any kin,
During the entire trial there had becf
few times when the auditorium wi
not fied with spectators but wh'
the finding of the jury was read I
the clerk there were many empty sea
due to the fact that hundreds who hi
followed the progress of the case wi
unflagging interest had not yet gat,
ered in the court room many thinki
that the verdict would not be rendc
ed until later in the afternoon.
After all the testimony in the ca
was finished the argument began eat
side being allowed one and one-he
hours for this purpose. Thomas
McDow of York made the openi
argument for the state followed
C. L. Blease of Columbia, J. W. Han
han, of Winnsboro and John R Hart
York for the defendants. The closa
argument for tl)e state was made
Solicitor J. K. Henry.
Spirited Fight for New County,
Greenville.-The commissioners j
pointed by Gov. Manning to perfo
certain duties in regard to the prop
ed new county of Williamston, whi
would be formed out of parts of J
derson and Greenville counties, n
recently in Williams-ton, received t
report of the official surveyor a
upon this report and other investi;
tions, filed its report with the g4
ernor. The comnission finds that t
proposed new county meets the
quirenents of the consttuistllon a
laws of South Carolina, in that i
population is sufficient. the wea;
sufficient; ii, that illegal encroa
ments are not made upon either of i
two o1l (ounties, and in that -the a
of the proposed new county is m,
thant the 400 square miles required
As the surveyors completed tb
work the people of Williamnston, v
are as *o win noIthne)menjj e,
Sat urday ,s - UL y 4
paign w~ill be waged ambng the pec
affectedl. Arguments for the r
county wI ib advanced bymen
On the othecr hand, it is said in V
liamston that the opposition to
prop~osedl new county is also gett
organizedl and a hard fight is expect
Owners Would Protect Birds. ~ I
('ohlumnbia.--A movement for ethe
teetion of insect eating birds 'a
means of combating the bol' ~we
has been launched in rl~esterf
The landowners are befA ay ket.
sign the following agreemer~
"We, the undersigned land 'NwY-' .
and taxpayers of Chesterfld couo
agree that we will kill no birds
any dlescription during the balh
of 1916 and during the year 1917, e
cially quail of all kinds, as we wis
prepare for the invasion of the
More Flour at Darlington'
Darlington-The true Darlin
spirit of progressiveness has rece'
manifested itself fully in the actio
theboard of directors of the local fi
mill. The mill has a daily capa. ir
now of 50 barrels and although:
territory handled comprises about v
counties and the mill even then
kept -busy only about one-third tor
yet in view of the farmers increa, t.
tecir eacreage, the management
dcddto inecrease its capacity to
arr1s per day using about 10(
Nurse for Rock Hill.
Roc1C Hill.-The proposition ih'
the city employ a community o'
to give her en~fre' time to the ~ir
under the supervision of th e iye
of health, is nwutohe city con.
cii It is expectedu tath favoabl c
tion will soo bted tat faoabl
of ladles, headed by Mrs Harr yt~
Petitioned the council t ml~
nurse, the mass meeting last wek
ing votedi in favor of thnmlo
While tI) is eh
of th~ :~ (