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VOLUME XXX.. * *. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WIEDNESDAV, DECEMBER 30* 1914.NUBR2
The Searching of American
Ships Must Stop
FOR TRIPLE ENTENTE
Note has beeni iII Source of Preparn.
'lonl for over if lonth and was De.
livIered after Carefull 'ons ideratfin
by ihe 'resident aind ('11binet Ofii.
Washington, Dec. 28.-The United
States government today dispatched
a long note to Great Britain insisting
on an early improvement in the treat
ment of American commerce by Dlrit
ish fleets. It warned England ' that
much feeling had been aroused in
this country and that public criticism
was general over unwarranted inter
ference with the legitimate foreign
trade of the United States. The docu
ment, constituting the strongest rep
resentation on the subje(t made by
the United States to any of the bel
ligerents, was cabled to Ambassador
Page to be formally presented to Sir
Edward Grey, the ilritish foreign see
reary. Its preparation was begun a
month ago by Solicitor Cone Johnson,
Counselor Robert Lansing and Sec
retary Ilryan, an( during the last two
weeks had the personal attention of
President Wilson himself, who re
vised its phaseology with minute
As tile detailed point of view of the
United States in the numerous speciflc
cases of detentions and seizures of
cargoes had been set forth in a series
of emphatic protests, most of which
have gone unheeded, today's com
munication was couched in general
terms covering the entire subject of
tile relations between the United
States and Great Britain as affected by
the latter's naval policy, considered
highly objectionable to this govern
The note declares at the 6utset that
the representations are made in a
friendly spirit, but that the United
States considers it best to speak in
terms of frankness lest silence be con
strued as an acquiesence to a policy
off.reat Britain which infringes the
rigliG of American citizens under, the
laws of the nations.
Since France has adopted virtually
the same decrees on contraband as
)has Great Britain, today's note is a
timent intended for all meibers
of tie Triple Entente.
The document points out that com
plaint5 on every side and public criti
cism in the United States hold the
British policy as directly responsible
for the depression in many Ameri
can industries. Reimbursement alone
for cargoes unlawfully detained or
seized, it states, does not remedy the
evil, as the chief difficulty is .the
moral effect of British piractice on
American exporters w~ho are rest ralin
ed frnom taking risks or hazar'ds which
in no case ought to sur'round legiti
mnate traf,1e between the U~nited StatesI
and other' neut'ral coitrien,
feeling hiat bieen atrOused on theC
subject tb stich an~ extent, the com
- hbunioAtioh addls, that the American
j iov'ernment feels Compelled to ask for
definite information as to Great Brit
ain's attitudle in order that it may
take such measures as wvould protect
American citizens in their rights.
Thie United Stateab it poilts out,
- was pattent at first, reai'ng thiat hios
tilitles had heaped a~ mass of bur
tlenis 'o the lmiitish government and
thinkin* hSu early clearing of the air
\o come. Five months have
thpsed, it 4sser'tu, \vith n0 htiprovea
ZOne in the situ~tlon. in the menn
time, Amoinan 5hipilvs have availed
themselves of ^Wrl'ous suggestIons
from, the Britishi kevorhmehh huchi as
shipping oargoes to definit'ely namedl
consigneos in neutral 'c'ountries anid
the ,t~a~ng out of Ceftificates from
Ci%Els -in this coutAry which follow
i bromisell NI the Britisly foreigA
* fflee that the ellied fleets consequient
ly 'woulal Wase detentions oif. tNfese
cargoeb. ~iho situation, hog'4%r, is
dleserie4, as having hardly *bproved
-a'fter' 'those concessions.
fotreie~ is made in 'the. note to
~ife high principles of bequity which
~have actuated Great britain in her
championship in the past in the free
(Continued Oh paragae
IN THE PHILIPPINES
Members of Secret Societies Disclosed
Plans for Alleged General Uprising
which was Easily Quelled.
.lanilla, December 26.-Eiht Filip
pinos have been arrested oin the charge
of sedition as a result of an abortive
hinIig in Manilla and its environs
'Iluiraday night. Further arrests are
Froi army sources it is learned that
a geneal warning was sent to all of
licors Ih Irisday afternoon stating that
fl ly ten thousand Filippinos in Mani
la alonie were ready for a Conieerted
atNack on Fort Santiago, tlie Cuart el
Espaaul, the uartel Infaiteia and thle
Iedicleal depot. The0 military ilits
Were iimlliediatel preplaredi and ia
treet patrol was started at dusk.
Constabulary agents who are mem
hers of the secret societies, disclosed.
the plans for an uprising, thus enab
ing a force of constabulary and po
bon., At Calooosan a squad of Amer
lice to disperse gatherings at lBagum
bavan, Paco and Navetas, near Mala
ion sailors seized chairs When a force
of Filipinos approached a dance hall
in which tihey wcer gathered, and, us
Ing the chairs as weapons routed the
Filipinos, of whom quite a number
The rising was evidently poorly or
ganized and lackedf leaders.' It W'as
composed for the most part of per
sonls imulicitly trusting the word of
Artenio Ri( carte, a revolutionary, who
conducts a continual propaganda froni
Hong Kong, to which place lie was
banished by the American authorities
some time ago. Ricarte, it is stated,
advised that the Anti-American at
tempt be made on Chrilstnas'Eve,
when' the Amciican offlcers would be
expected to celebrate the holiday.
Reports from the provinces tell of
minor risings and occasional violence,
but details from the sections are lack
-'le situation today, from all ap
pearances, and acocrding to official
statements, is well under control of
the military authorities.
Governor Gen Francis Burton lar
risoni is away on official business and
Winifred T. Denison, secretary of the
interior, is in charge of affaims, pend
ing Mr. Harrison's return.
The foreign Chamber of Commerce,
sulpported by -the Filipine body, has
issued a public protest against the
legislature's adoption of amendments
to tho internal revepue law imposing
additional taxes. The measure was in
troduced on the eve of the Christmas
recess and was passed without dis
cussion and With ut, -it is said, giving
the merchants aniopportunity to ex
press their opinions regaring it.
Representatives from the Chamber of
Commerce regarding the new law, it
is announced, are to go today to See
r*etary of War Garrison asking him
to secure President Wilson's interven
tion in the matter.
Reports from Navotas, six miles
north of the capijtal, say that, simul
taneously with the outbreak at Manilla
Christmas Eve, thirty men enteredl the
municipal building, seized three po
liceme1n on duty there and triedl to
open the safe.
Latei' the ilipipios seized attend
ants Conducting miidnighit Mass and
captu red the FilipInos Governor, Mel
dres, Wyhen police reinforcements ar
ived the revolutionaries fired t9. vol
ley atnd then retreated. Later th('y
Oschahged slhots with another force,
had in this engagement the constabui
lary siucceededc in arresting ten men.
In all twventy-one Filipinos weree
taken prisoners at Navotas. The au
thiorities todlay are in full control of
the situation and consider~the incident
NEfGhl( WOMAN Nu11)
Humsband. Chbarged wit!, N 'Deed and
Ledgeged in thte eonidW Jail.
Eugene Va'ne, 'colore'd, has 'been
lodgedi ij)the 'county jail chiarged with
the muird'or of his wvife near 'Clinton
seb'eral days ago. Vance denies the
radelsation, but the evidonco against
him is very strong. At the coroner's
inquiest It developed that. the woman's
throat had been slashed almost from
ear to ear and then another gash cut
perpendicular to the first one. -Not
content with this manch carving, the
alleged murderer eut a large piece of
the flesh frorn.the region of the wind
pipe and three it on the -flooi' besIde
the body. lIn s'pit of the fearful ents,
the woman sottWed severa1 days.'
WHAT IS THE MATTER
WITH THE UNITED STATES?
(By IHerbert N. Casson inl Associated-1 Advertising for De
"What is the matter with the V-'nited States'
As I have bteen 'esiding inill Lonldon sincre tIhe biinning of
the war, I have been hetring this qiuestion asked on all sides.
I hav n'etvert' heardi I anyiv sais1'-tory answer. No ote seeims
Why I re thlt Aloerieani factories not rin nighti and
day Why a'e the railroIds not epelling tp ie'.) terrvitiil-j
and getltig ready for' the millions of' innnigrants who have
already mltade up 1 their minds to leav e Erope it soil as tihe
war is over ?
y are there not Ifity Amertiell dr'utiutmmers ill Lodot
right now, trying to sell $200,000,000 worth of Amtiericani
gtoods inl plate or tihe goods that were bolight last year Irim
(ermany and Austria ?
Why have advertisers heeome quitterts, .just at the tile
when their advertisements wer most, needed and most effee
tive itn c'heering ott the business forces of the l'tiied States!
1ro-mi the I-:uroupeant point of view, the United States is a
'havoln of penee and secur-ity and prosperity. It has no troul
blos thlat it, dare mlenitionl t') 1vtll)u or Aulstria or Francve or
GermanittvY or servia or Great liritain or Iusia.
.Eeytenth Britonl ha's enllisted. E'very tenth Fren-h
man is at the 'ront. Every tenth 13Ielian is dead. What
does the United States kni(ow of trouble!
If I couhl a tfort it, I wolid eliu-ter the Mauiretatia a nld
Lusitaniia and convey ii party or 5,000 Amierivan Advertisers
to Europe for a trip of education. I would give thet a week
inl london, a veek itn Paris, and a week in Antwerp.
I would let them look at the United States from the scene
of w%-at. I would give them a look at REA L TIOUlBLE. I
would let them see trains, ten at a timew, five minutes apart,
paelted with the maimed and dying.
I would let them hear, from fragmentary survivors, the
incredible story of battlefields 150 miles wide, and armies that
are greater than the entire population of Texas.
I would let theim see graves }00 yat long and full, and
Belgium, the country that was, nothing . v but 12,000 scI'uiare
miles of wreckage.
Then, when they begai to understand, to solie slight ex
tent, the magn itide an1d awfulniess of this war, I tould say
'Now go baek and appreeiate the IUniited States. Realize
youir opportuntll ities. I)on 't start digging trenches when n0
body is firing at you. l)on't fall down when you have not
been hit. Don't be blind to the most glorious chance you have
ever had inl yotr life.
"Go baek and advertise. Get ready for the most. tremieun
dous business boom that any nation ever had. Build your
factories bigger. Train more salesmen. Borrow more money.
Go ahead, and thank God that you are alive and that your
family is alive, and that you are living in a land that is at
peace, at a time when nearly the whole world is at war."
AMERICAN RED CROS
IIED) ('ROSS SEALS FORt NEW YEAR
Rlemnember. that the Red Cross~ Seals areo appritoptiate for' New Year'
Greeotings as well as Christmas. Y'ou yet hatve an oppotrtunity to aid in atl
leviating 'the sutffer'ings of huminanity by purchaintg your shat'e of the Red
Cross Xealsu. A fewv pentnies inivested by eh one will men muichi to the hio&ts;
of suftotrers in America..
U. of P. Meeting Next Mondtay. '''omio ('idh O)rgani'iAer itesignis.
A regnular meeting of Laurens Announcement has been imadle or
Lodge, Knights of Pythias will bo held "the reaigniation of Miss Jayne Conway
next Monday night, at 7:30 b'clock. Glarlinigton, -tomato club sorgatzer' for
There will bo Installation of ofilter's. tis counity. Miss Garlington has
During the evening the member8 lires- been iun charige of the tomato club
ont will, be serred refreshtherits. All wvork for several'yeai's and showed a
mmnbers are urged 'to be p~esent -And deep interest in it. Hebr resignation
join In the bleasb'res of :tlet etening. Is deeply i'dkiotted'in many duarters.
Ieentuse of Attack by 'T'urks on crewi
of tin A mericanl Mpehanitimanl.
London01, D~ec. 2.imbrnntby
an Aterican cruiser of tihe Turiit
Port, of Tri)oli, Syria, was sail at
At!ens to ha\:e been O trteneil
Cause 0f an attack by Tuk on II.
(rIw( of all lt ria ni inbrhnlitt11i" bItl
which li'ritish an1d I" reach (.liions <h
1iuide to depart. lu(ompl repbrm
fl'om .thlni t:etl ti etretie the
warship's co n,11111der ill l by a
.\s elul.\ter i tite rh ( \tn as
it was/the 'nit: States briser Nor:
C:-rollnn which trevatened to ulse it
uns at Tr Syria. Te .oith
CarvolIina vconIIvo y1ing t ho . \meI III I-Ican!I
tae Virginli, haid prooieedd to
Tripol and the commander relquestedt
ite T urkish authorit4s to permit it the
Paritish and French conlsuils to depart
with their nationals resident in Tri
I -,11. Tis rerpilest was refused.
S'everal French residents, boarde-d
tEi \irgini, but wore attaked by a
tuob, who wonded teli captain and
first ofliter. When the North Carolina
t Itl to lirfE th mOob ld.
Tho Virliniateorted by the North
Carolina. leftt for. 1)oemeagluitch ando
te iset N or ln: late'd proceeded for
A\Iany Prenlel refu l(s the ispatch
ads have, aeasdy rrivied at Pirwes.
Tie United stats itriser No th Car
Hin. according to .1 Washingaton dis
patch of Decembe)r it;. roceeed from
the Island or Svtos, oiln the coast of
Asa linor, for Alexandria o take
gold to J1affa for the relief of Jews Iin
.lerus ffa eif .1aff is about IS miles
'orith of Tripoli.
Il EATE NS TO SHOOT.
ofAmerlea Wrt, ships Stops 1fet on-y
Whenl adun Is Amed,
Washington, December 26.-Secre
trvy Danwiels today called Oi Capt.
O ant'titeoamider of thle arml ored
ruilser North CaIrolIIin, to report
whether threapts of Violence had beenl
made by Turks at Tripoli against
Athens dis ces pTublished today
oid ay American warship had threat
01ed i ombardment as a resuilt.
The North Carolina and tte T'ilies
see both are iat eirut today, the Ten
ncssee having gone' to ihait port fromg
.hliffa afte-r depositing gold. Beirult is
forty Im iles sOIIthl of Tripol , where tIwh
disorders were saild to have occurred.
One report was that Turkish author
ities t'u .gh t to prevent thle departure
of American, British and French con
suls, and that the attack otl the Amer
ian rew of a commercial si and
tie threatened bombardment of Tri
poll by the American man-of-war fol
Death of P1. 11. 31nddenl.
Cross Hill1, Dec. 28.-The Christmias
holidays were saddened by the death
grsingay oning th Mr. Pat H. xl
fdoen.h Mrie\ddn hid bienf erly
andtywhitle yieath wa1s no(itt hnexie
to it ws a reainltshioik ao hfsmany
relatives ago, haes er cuth and els
twhee. Thie chnra gang, buial ~itesii
Suredngt polc offwic in huta aonI
bteoen tomer the flees aowf, twho
Mr.Joh A. .\aden, of addns
monhsbfforen was anotineyrter
(lay tMatrth Maddie ofeladdnent ad
Mr.nillad etwoe tee confed
athere near he fosbea of con-ar
[CONOMY wiL [
Eyes of State Now on In
t e'\roi'nllp ,i 11114.11,11 , I '. li' (l'im : Child
(Ii. %1r, jId i i p i du..
l ' 1 n a i . Il . : I 't.r o 1 .
27. 14 r~ C. iiII: I I !p 1511m
1.s now :u-im P-. ,*-!(:- Ill to av
I it~ v 110 . 11.t't t. 11 .lilt Ih he
loi .tis out, l h id . c(n elect a 111
illg J':: 1 r1 . e*l .ti, t i o enes .atuiI : y.i I!il,
in fr::n5'! pr''I a ' :'Ia m of leW st t .n
while tho F ateom l!. vho were, not
re-vl'lt i ar't! p l ! to r Hotn I ish
their oili: . thlosev '1tened Ifor anoth1-.
er Ite'-i ar closi'. th e mva l a . plan
l g their activitisi u ntd r ie t ew
administration, anl the ealet ol' lth
blNtw adl ilillstrationll making prepara
liols fo (O . (l 'i n hlan! itiolis .heie try
The Imost important ieent oli this
seio n-ie otfill o li ldurew %il ll Ithle
illughlliVRon o(f the e adminsltura
tion. iTheoy w il, a 1(1.ur .laullly , v 19
efor. a oeit pisonf ote tonera
Asswinibiy and Inl daysv litter thle in
aligurated offll0 i ll 1 sO will their
executtive duatios. f .uggstlee Eu
gouel 1. Gary will administer the orth
of oillee of Rlicha d I. lanning gov
ernor-clect, and to Andrew o. rethea,
G1overnlor Blease's annual messago
wIll bo dliverei to thle legislature
When it convenies, and probably will
be short. Some i&rsonls close to !1ho
governor have expressed their opin
ion that Govorid lilease will not
ottline any plogram of suggested
legislation. Effett o sustich action
w be no'cr telieullivified by the re
cotime ion 1)dat tos oflianning, wich
wIll be presented to both bodies when.
hll assumlls oficee 2-7 days before tho
adjournment. It wm Is m tiade known
by bothat their legislative onsslo will
cnded by thls State were almost I
every instanye directly opposed.
While Governor-elrct .Manning has
tcn silent regardinge tie details of
the programl of legislationl h,, is said
to be prepar-ing, it seems generally
accepted that these s mggstioas Will
be for comprehensive and construc
tive actiol by the law-making body.
It is admitted by members of the fac
tion he leads that there is a; possi
bility that thc legislative sessiIm will
continue longer than the usual 40
(days that the wishes of the n, ex
ecutive may be mtt.
By numerous leaders under Man
ning Is talked tte necessity of com
missionsi to linvestigate some state Iin
stitutions anid varios conditions that
have developed during the four year
oftl lC(( E(tIo Goerorlieaesaministrautin
Intomel source the apointnt of '10
s'everlt' such omisions eis(i~ toscri
let' any "prat'ica lly cetin." oa il
artst''il at -Wy of teeislature
itt extied lto llintr rounn blse
gulatng Ctililgbor, trie com-l iil
pulot'ry5 leention te :10rganizatin
tlndte rvon the ste of i';i.S t 1ox
ftion. aSuch mfeasures, it the ex-iiil
e1'lepton o 0 th ie'pectledi('bi pritli ngas
a osn, mee thte fapprval 01 the newOY
grent. hieptisenti iele, e ted t'o-'
air any thios ppos~iitti, lto atld hit
autoizin a1( stte-wide11 il lefedm
oni(i th e ttr thnestin.looiatit
'In te Ct' aming'of atheo sl.V illva
foi o95 he wayis ad mean tl lis wom
mito f t'ithel iose tof riepStlt nitives
a resltn of tile atue othTeasotton
rtee wil torv able stotintis
r$t3ues0s neede Deoratembe by the va
(CnitonoftineO Ptae htTrurer