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Fair today; gent?o to mod?rate south to southwest winds. The COTTON MARKET U>eal Spots.9 1-2 c VOLUME IL ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY, MORNING MAY 4,1915. NUMBER 96. CHINA R JAP DE NOT OF REFUSAL PRECLUDES ANY FURTHER CONVER SATION ON THE SUBJECT ?S PREPARING FOR DEFENSE OF PEKJNG One Hundred Thousand Troops Concentrated at Pekin Japanese Subjects to Leave City. o o o o <? o n o o o o n o o < o ooo' o HENOS POSITIVE REFUSAL o o TO JAPANESE DE MA .\ DH o <i London. May 1.-A 'I ?mei) Tokio n o dispatch Hays: "We ure author!- o (? ifvely informad that tin? tone of o o Ihr Chinese reply to Japan pre? o o ehi<!;'s furl lier conversai ions, o <? Chiiin not only refuses lo concede o ?; o article five, hut (ines so in Inn- o.j. o guage distinctly provoca!Ire." o a o o o o o o o o o o o o o o ? > o o o landon. May A.- A Central Mows Tokio dispatch/saya it is learned the cabinet in special session, decided to!' Bend an ultlinnti'in to china. The dla- ! I patch stated tho ultimatum will ac cord a brief time limit for China's compliance *?'"h the Japonesa de mands. Preparing (o Defend Peking. Peking, May Iv -Military prepara tions are being made for the defense pf Poking, a;-, a result of the report that Japan will send an Itituatum to China' According to Chinese officials, Who's statements tire corroborated In other circles, the government ls mak ing no defense preparation.'; elae whi-M?. Tn?\dgrjj? f " f-ht"'""?-r will he able to oppose tho Japanese'1 should they nitack. It ls asserted In high (?artera thnt one hundred thous and troops have been concentrated within the environs of Peking, but with sufllcient ammunition tor only a brief resistance. Special pollt:? and military precautions have been taken throughout the city, especially around the winter palace where tho president resides. '.Tao Japanese legation is said to have notified all Japanese to prepare to leave Poking. Telegrams from Mukden say Japanese reservista have been cnlled to Colors. American Min ister Itc?isch expressed the opinion that missionaries and other Ameri cans are in no danger. Considerable surprise wus caused by the report that Japan Intended to issue an ultimatum as ' the outgrowth of China's refusal to concede- to all the Japanese de mands. Tokio, May 4.-Minister of Justice Ozkl is quoted by the newspaper* as saying that the cabinet has decided to send an ultimatum to China, urg ing a rcconolderatlon of the d^cUion to make no.more concessions to the Japanese. In official circles lt was explained that the Japanese do not desire to re sort to fprce but China must bc made to realizo that Japan is determined on the acceptance of its program for solidifying Oriental peace. The Japanese press has approved the ultimatum. The belief ls express ed In somo circles that China may Bend word at the last minute that adr <CO?WND?D^?N~rAGK^MvC) ITALY GETS NE\ THROUGH GEl SITUATIOl Homo, May 4.-The publication, M this morning of the note issued af- ' ter yesterday's cabinet meeting. . ay lng that in view of tho international nltualion, thc king and bis ministers can not leave tho capital to attend the] unvealisg cf the Garibaldi monument > nt Quarto Banteln? produced a pro found effect on tho public opinion. The abandonment of thc plan for tho l.iu.-. and his ofilcer to partic? palo in tho unveiling is believed to bo a result of Ute call on the foreign j minlsterby tho Germen ambassador Saturday night. The ambassador j made new proposals to the foreign j minister. They will be submitted to j the cabinet today. Early Participation. ~* Washington, May 4.-Advice? reaching the United feisten govern ment within Uto 'ast few days indi- ' cate that Italy's preparation cl carl tend to .mow participation in tho we i at an early dato. Aside from her extensive military : preparations and orders for war sup- j plies, -the expected public appearance j of King Victor emmanuel at the Gari-1 baldl celebration In Rome Wednesday1 EFUSES M ANDS THREE STORES FARLY MORNING BLAZE CON SUMED BUILDINGS ON SOUTH MAIN ST. WERE OCCUPIED BY NEGROES Properly Valued at Twenty Thou3- j and-Total Insurance About Nine Thousand. Tire destroyed the McGov/ri Jen- I kins storerooms on South Main stree; ; jt an early hour Tuesday morning. 1 Tho loss is estimated at $20.000 um! t the insurance on everything amounts to- $S,N00. ; How the fire originated is no* 1 known. At :">::;0 o'clock someone I rang tho fire hell, and the firemen i responded to tho call, to find tin.- i daze was just across the street. A < hydrant is located just in front ol' | the city hall, but this was put out of i .onnnission when thc first attempt was made to attach the hose. Tho ire quickly spread and was hard to , light. The storerooms were burned i Lothe ground in a very short time. | tito (lames completely gutting all | three store?. ; The stores were built in 1900 and | were in good condition. They were , occupied solely by negroes lu the corner building, the property of Henry , McGowan,.a- cafe and barber shop oe- ; L'.upied the ground floor und u hall, ? ifl?^^jrgBBtng club and restuaran^ J Wre^Wr''BHFBecon(l nocir. The" uase^" * nent was occupied hy a short shop, j The loss in this building was large. The building was valued at v $5,000 , md carried only $"0,000 insurance. ( There was no insurance on the good J , .'ontalned ir, this room. The second storeroom was occupied jy tho Star theatro. This place waa valued at $G00 and there was no In mrunce on it. The upper story wns.oc cupier! by the otflces of Dr. Jenkins md other? and there was a large hall :hert *^o. The basement was oc JUpi / a pool room. The pool roon v.as in two sections, half of it joint under one of the buildings and ;he other under (heN second. The last .oom contained the stock and fixtures >f the Jenkins Pharmacy. This wau ..alued at $3,800. The soda fountain ilone was valued at $1,800. Thc total loss was estimated at ^19.950, and insurance on Gio whole miounts to $8,800, leaving a loss of ?eorly $11,000. Tills fire was very hard to fight, on iccount ot thc construction of the walls. In two storerooms, the wall were made of concrete blocks and :hese are'very dangerous when heat ed. The (Ire chief would not risk he lives of his men by sending them >n the inside. Thc fire spread over nto the corner building in a very ihort time, and then seemed to set tle down in the places where it was impossible to get a stream of water ind burned the entire interior of the ju.idings. The walls of the burned buildings ire still partly standing and aro In rery bad shape. They are weak and iS?fiTIN?JED ON^AGfc FIVE?) VPR???S?X~~ IMAN ENVOY; tf IS CRITICAL Is regarded there aa of much signifi cance and demonstrations then In fa vor of war would not be surprising. Heretofore, nil such popular out tnirsts have been given no official -sanction and have at limos been rep reman ?..'. . American diplomatiot? tn Europe some of whom are in touch with the Italian situation, believe Italy'a de rision now is only n matti r of days and arrangements already arc ho ing made to accommodate Italian In terests, should tin- emergency a^ise. If Italy should enter the v ar. lt Ss understood she would ask the Amer ican embassies in Vienna, norlin and Constantinople to care for her diplo matic interests. Italy is now tho custodian in Turkey of P.nsslan inter esta and Ambassador -Mnrganthau probably would have Itu ss In's sub* jeeta to caro for. The recent call ' to Home ot the Italian ambassadors accredited t<i Great Britain, France. Germany and Austria ia taken to foreshadow Italy's final decision. Diplomatists hen would. not be surprised if the e? v'.iys to Germany and Austria did not return to their posts. DESTR GERMAI CONGI ATT?CK WAS RESUU " AND GERMANS-AU CESSFUL ATTA AVENGED SOI London, May i.-The reported Kas sian reverse In western Galfcia n !uy overshadowed hil otilar develop ments In the war situation. Striking Ml average between the vii rio us bf riclal accounts iJondon newspapers isree that the Russians mnsi have iioen pushed bu? ':', a considerable ??B- . tance. Petrograd es presa little concern but? idnilts -that tlu? Austrlau-Gormapaj lave made strong attacks along th? ' Trout on whicl) they claie: cent vic tory. Vicuna reports that a sudden at j'.ok cn tbe-Kusstans was the result 3? an elaborate plan, and was made i>y large*army of fresh Austrian uiri german troops.. Simultaneously with the now attack HI r.'ussi?n front. Austria Las resum .d operation against Mouteripgrb. Quicial Moatcngrln statements says h" Austria? attacks all along the '.ont were repulsed, lt is also roport 3d nt Dorl in that a new Austrian army lian been prepare d to resume the campaign against serbia. German olllclul advices concerning op?rations in thc west confirm French md ?British reports of Gurman attachs :>a St. Julien, but nothing is said .^..?.^c^^pev.?...^,. ti".t ic;n v... Bfl is again the object cf the German of fensive. No further official nows nus hoon received concerning Dardanelles op erations, bu the publication of a long lis! of casualties gives um pie evl lenee, of the stubborn opposion with which the Turk meet the landing 0! troops. Russia is again cooperating In au attack on Constantinople b renewing bombardment ot Bosphort forts. Italy stil occupies tho center o liplomatic stage but there is lillie i the way of authentic, news fro. Rome. London, May 4.-The Russians W partial revenge for their defeat i? COSTS ENGLAND ?10,500,000 DMT Figures Submitted by George, Chancellor of chequer. London, May. 4.-David nJoyd. ihancellor of the exchequer, sinking n Hie house of common today, said he war ls costing Great lint in ten nul a half million dollars dnAr. tte iddcd that if the war cont lise 1 a ic&r Great Britain's bill will i's?? up wards of five billion dollars. lie laid thc country's debt was fi!roany ilinost doubled. The chanc<ifor -1-? .llned to predict the lengtlf-s? tho ?var. Tho spceoh was take ? to Si licate ethe chancel! ir l&teife vouhi propose a huge loan to finiste v.-.-.r or a further period of six fefweUv nontbs. ' "ULLMAN G0MPA HELPS NEGRO RAGE Chairman of Board of | Says Employment ? Racial Uplift directors iront Washington, May 4.-RS rt T. Lin soin/chairman ot the bom of dlrec lora nf the Pullman comphy told tho Knited State:? Commis^? on Irtdus U isl Hela tiona, today- luSnlicvcd the ?/item or paying- PullK-.i porters dioul dbo changed and tte wages of conductors Increased. Ml? declared theso questions would jijo considered later hy the directors^ Discussing tips, oh. which porters f|e compelled to rely for a living, line?lo insisted that the employment I the Pullman company offered io n<aroes has been one of the most upllfttf-; opportunities the hace has hod. Ki TICTC SPED BY F OF ELABORATE PL. STR?fFOLLO WS V?CT CK ON MONTENEGRIF VIE WHAT BY DEFEATI Wort ?i?icia liy badly d'f.atuir.; tho, Turks jrftO had invaded Penda. The | Turki.-J ^1 eic. it lou;- piar'- ,.ftor a. throw Iky b:ut}c near the frontier, i l'ctro;.".to r:'.u. n; th,? !tu>?iuns Infi ir; - eu ho?w losaeai The battle waa a ninal! affair compared wl'h wiiat <:?" - many ?od Aii'trki ciai.n tu have ?:"> a< to tlif.ftus.'-:and in Galicia. Tin-ir reporBstate tim: thirty thousand l'js ?ar. and many gun:; w?ro cap ture'? While details are meagre, ii: it?to military critics bellew ii* the Kii.-ifcs v.e.-e driven far.back, a gen eral Ikussian retreat will he Impera tiv* leid the whe e Carpathian offen iiVivKill he ntSjilifled. Fighting in! Rclttm is trudi far confided to th" y vb region. ifciiors conrornin;: the operations agaut Ibo Uardanelli s was confirm* :d Knight when tin- British war of ficflmii admirait) issued reports atat i: Jt'vt' after beating off Turkish nt i-.:HB. fte allies toole iii? olfev.stvo ott t!*fJaliit'?dl Pfniusul? and are ?ow ifctneiii-.- into Hie intoriPT. Thfj 'ifcTks ci.iiciau'.' to report the defeat r funding i at tier. and damage done to ..lli.'t1 warships, which arc keeping up / iivel bombardment of Turkish Jpfv .both--lu 4jK> Dardanelles -straltn ?ul In Smyrna. Onc?nfir?iod re fer?s said the Vail of Smyrna was negotiating with thc aliles Xor thc stir jtndcr of lui; territory. HA. Germ?n aubmarihj today sank the Kitish' steamer M interne a:id two piwlers. (JKIWVN SCHOOLS Si'Si'KM) IN CELEBRATION 01? VICTORY lhr'in. May 4.-A school holiday ?.as ordered in. Germany trutny in iolebration of the Victory which the Sermon general stnff and the Austrian Aur department clnini tl??'? r forces voa over the r.usslan- ir. weal Qalicln. "Jenna;-, military erith":; emphasize the NEGRO LYNCHED BY ALABAMANS! "Usaulled Whits Woman Near ? Mobile-Sheriff nnd Posree Overpowered. Mobile. Ala.. May A.-Jesse Hatch, i negro, hohl on the charge of attack' ng a wiiite woman, wan lynched by i mob near Fulton lat;? yesterday. Tho iowa o? the hanging reached here to Iny. The sheriff and posse were ovcr >owan?d while they were laking the legro lo jai.. The negro i3 said to ?avo been identified hy the \5etlm of ils attack. GlJXFL??^TTfV DISCUSSED B NO POLICY Washington, May !.~ President Wil vil discussed briefly with tlie cahi ll t today tin- torpedoing of tile Amor ran steamer Gulflight, Lat in the ab* ?once of a detailed report oa the in ?ide it no policy wan formulated. Of icial mesrmgen added little to w! at ls ilready known. It is definitely known only that a :uhrnarine wa; aiglite?; hy one of t'.t? Siilfllfcht's officers shortly before the ??;' ik and thru the submarine t u'.? nerged immediately. No proof has boen rr.fiorlcd to oa :abiish the fact that Oils pnbmar'.ne ittached Hie ship, nor waa its nu tonality learnod. United Slates iran ta dirac* Information. Washington, Mey :.-President YV'Il inn ls considering the preliminary re port from Cnlted States Consul "Hephens at Plymouth regarding tho torpedoing of tho American steamer lulflight, In the English channel on Saturday, which resulted in the death af the captain, and two members ot the crew. The.report was submitted \NS BY AUSTRIANS ORY WITH UNSUC ?JS-RUSSIANS NG TURKS. Importance pf tho Austro-Gerronn successes, particularly In connections i willi the Gorman advance to this east ward yi .Mciiic! through thc Baltic provinces. Petrograd. May :.- Official com munication:; issued tonight admit tho Austro-Germ?n forceo have crossed the right hank of the Duuujec river In ? ?al?ela. The statement dec lar ?a desperate fighting continues. Athens^ May 4.-Bombardment ot Turkish fort:; on tho Gulf of Smyrna has hem resumed, according to mas* sages from Mllyleh? and tho allies warships continue shelling of forts on thc Dardanelles. Ailles are reported to have effected a landing near tho nile of ancient Ephesus. The locu tion fa ullina southeast <">i Smyrna. London, May !.- An Athens di? pafoh to tlic Exchange Telegraph com* puny say.. Rm y rija, bas entered new negotiation^ with the ailie;? for thu surrender of the ?own. norlin. May 4.--The Russians lost .21,.".un prisoners ilnntftis and Austrians in recent heavy fighting i.i western Galicia, according to olliciul statement of thc German war oWce today. Large quantities of war ma terial ?ere captured, also many guim. landon, Moy I". -British troops are now advancing into the Interior of Gallipoli "Peninsula, according to Dulcia] statement issued hore this ev ening. Basel, Switzerland, May 4.-Forti fications nt. Altklrsch, l:pper Alsace, was heatly bombarded by French ?tnfliofy Saturday and Sunday. Re sult unknown. COL. ROOSEVELT AGAIN ON STAND Famous Libel Suit FrocseA'nrj Slowly-Barnes ? Did Not Take Stand Yesterday. Syracuse, May .-Thoodcro Ko' so velt again took Hie witness stand in thc supreme court today after many witnesses, the including non and form er secretary of senator Platt, a'ul Assistant Secretary cf the Navy Roosevelt had testified In his behalf. *'XM.evelt* intended tr. o?Ter testi mony designed to chow BO harbored no malice for William BarueQ, who I? suing him for alleged libel WENT is ' Y CABINET; FORMULATED til tho president by rfocrotnry Rryan, who hat? directed Stephen? and Ani bal indor Gerard at Benin to make a thorough Inquiry into tho .st earner's loss. Although State denartntent officials who have, looked into the matter's legal phaser, believe ?he .attack on GutfUght waH Inexcusable, ll ryan re iterated tho statement that no de cision regarding thur United Sta'tt'S' policy in the matter would be reach ed unlit tho inquiry ls ended. IwM'sti'ratbii I nder Wnj. landon. May 4. - Thc Rnlted States embassy today lugan an In vest (gatton of tho torp?dollg of the Ar.iorican steamship Culflight and examination of tho tshlp ns well as Mu. ( -ow will be made, lt is prob able the inoulry will be carried ' on principally nt Plymoutu, wuere um crew landed. I/mdon n< wspa pera comment only very briefly on tho in cident. The Westminister Gazette asks whether President Wll?on "will make good his words last february, and hold the government to Btrict accountability." ? IN YEARS WORTH $70,000 ?UDED BY STRONG BREEZE, FIRE SWEEPS AREA OF SEVERAL ACRES, DEST ROY ING MANY BUILDINGS IN RE MARKABLY SHORT TIME BARTON AND ANDERSON SUFFER COMBINED NET LOSS OF $23,750 Piedmont & Northern's Handsome New $20,000 Freight Station, Anderson's Horse Collar-Pad Factory, Barton's Building Material Warehouse, Dwelling, and Several Smaller Buildings Consumed by Flames-Fire Supposed to Have Been started by Sparks From Engine on Blue Ridge Railway, SUMMARY OF DAMAGE DONE BY FIRE Losers J. E Harton T. t,). Anderson Blue Ridge Ry. Co P ?t ?. Railway G. E. Turner David Drennan Cherc-Cola Co. Gross Loss $12,35o 17,500 3,300 3 2,000 1,000 t.OOO 300 Total.?308,250 Insurance $ 400 5,700 covered covered 600 500 covered . $43,6oo Net Loss $1 1,950 11,800 None None 400 500 None -u $24,650 Fire which broke out last night shortly before 7 o'clock when a jpark from a lilue Ridge locomotive is supposed to have fallen tmong jute in one pf the warehouses of T. Q. Anderson's Horse Col lared manufacturing plant in the Blue Ridge freight yards, was swept by a stiff wind over an area of several acres in the direction of the heart of the city, licking up property conservatively estimated to he worth $68,000, the most valuable of which was the elegant $20, 000 freight station of the Piedmont & Northern Railway and Con lents valued at about S ! 2,800. The gross loss is placed at $68,250, with insurance of about $4 3,000, making a net loss of $24,650. Those Who Lost. The heaviest losers as a result of the fire are Messrs. J. E. Barton .nd T. Q. Anderson, the loss of the former being estimated at $11, l)So and that of the latter about $11,800, these figures representing [he net amounts. . J.E. Barton lost one large two-story sheet metal warehouse, in which he had stored over $10,000 worth of tine building material, i'he structure was valued at $6oo, making the loss on this $10,600, Arith not a cent of insurance. Mr. Barton also lost a smaller warehouse in which he stored lime, renient and plastering. The building was valued at $25o. and the intents at S8oo. Only S400 insurance was carried on this prop :rtv, making the net loss about $650. He also lost about $700 worth of rough lumber which was stacked in the path of the fire, there being no insurance on this. Mr. Barton figures his gross loss at $12,350, and with insurance on the whole of only $400, his net loss is $11,050. He is par ticularly hard hit. as practically his entire stock of building material is wiped out and he has in hand already contracts for furnishing material for some four or five houses. He feels that the taking ot nearly s 12.000 out of a business under present conditions* is a rather serious situation, and naturally he is considerably upset over hi losses. Anderson Wiped Out. T. Q. Anderson, who has been burnt out three times in the past So lavs, suffered thc loss of his entire plant, consisting of about four warehouses and his main building where the manufacturing of horse rollars was carried on. This building was burned completely down tbout a month ago, and a few days since caught fire again, but the (lames were extinguished before serious damage was done. Mr. Anderson's plant was worth about $15,000. In addition ta this he had something like $25o worth of coal and wood burned up, making his gross loss $17,500. He carried on his plant insurance to the amount of $5,7oo, which makes his net.'loss $11,800. Blue Ridge Railway. ' The Blue Ridge Railway suffers considerable loss. Two freight :ars standing on the tracks opposite Mr. Anderson's place were com pletely destroyed. The cars are valued at about $?00 each. One :>f them was filled with jude, valued at about $200. In addition to this, the Blue Ricke suffers the loss of a dwelling on Murray avenue -*--r--; (CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE).