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. Nioner* Timrsduy. probably Fri? day. Sllghllr warner Thtirndaj.. TI?e InlElligencef COTTON Local Ottnu. VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 2 O, 1915. NUMBER UO. GERMANY IS NOT E FOR S( NO REPRESENTATIONS TO ALLIES UNTIL ANSWER IS RECEIVED SETTLE GERMAN QUESTION FIRST Germany Too Busy With Austro - Italian Crisis to Make Prompt Reply. Washington, May 19. - President Wilson will await the Oerman reply to the American note before making . further representations to the allies on alleged violations of international law In their commercial embargo on Germany. This was made clear today with thc explanation that data concerning the detention or American cargoes had not bees completed and that the notes un der preparation would not be sent because thc president is unwilling to have tho situation with Germany com plicated by the American govern ment's correspondence with G^'jat Britain. It ls understood the presi dent's position is that tho case of the United StatoB as set forth in the note to Germany should he disposed of ir respective of any contemplated move with regard to the allies. Secretary Bryan Bald today that no immediate answer ls, expected from Germany. The German government is occupied with thc Austro-Itailan orTnis and at tho best It's reply will require several days' preparation. Reports that Germany had decided to suspend submarine attacks on mor chantmen are unconfirmed at the German and Austrian embassies or at the state department. Two British ahlpn were torpedoed today. London, May 19.-Information from various sources Indicates that the Russian defeat in Galicia has reach ed serious proportions. Brltbh cor respondents at Petrograd, heretofore willing to concede little to the Aus trians and Germans, admit today that the Russians have been forced bock along a 200 mile line. In one case It is said tho situation seem? some thing like a collapse of Russian forces. The statement was made how ever, that the Teutons have not thus far won a victory decisive of strat? gie Importance; and that their losses have been enormous. Tn East Galicia, where the Russians have been conducting an offensive, stands out today as In reality a de fensive movement made neccevory by thc fact that the AuBtr'*"'. consltut ed a serious menace to Uxi left flank of the Russian armies in Galicia. The Russians still claim to have gained notable success in ?Cast Galicia, but it seems certain that the Austrian rout In that section ls not yet complete. Tho Impression, however, ls growing here that the defeat of thc Teutonic allies ld that section has been severe enough to prevent a complete suc cess of their wholesale offensive along the eastern front A story was published here today or <ue allies attack on Achi Baba, on G dpoll peninsula. Indicates that f . Turks were unexpectedly strong; tl.ey had built marvelous entrench ments for them?elv?s. It ls evident they hsvo made the attacking forces pay a fearful vrlce for the ground wou. In France and Belgium bad weather ls agate impending operations; con tinuous rains and thick mists making vigorous action Impossible. The Brit ten north ot La Basse and the French north of Arras, have held their recent gains, but have not been.able to mov* forward. . Black Sea Fleet Activa. London. May 1?.-The Russian Black sea duet, according tn news re ceived by the Russian naval attache, has destroyed In the Turkish coal mle lng district one steamship and 36 sailing vessels. At Koslu, a pier, elevator and railroad have been de stroyed. yoi Guilty el Arson. Greenville, May 1?.---The two boya ot the D*rk Corner section. Levi Thompson and Bryson Howard, accus ed of setting fire to the Willard In dustrial school ware acquitted of the arson charge Tuesday evening In tho . court nf general sessions. Judge . Prince directed a verdict of "not gull ty," because he said the state had failed to show that it was Incwi dlarism. H" said from thc testimony adduced It could ha-*"? been aeciden Ul. ? GERMAX STILL HOPING * TO KEEP ITALY OIT ? ? - + ? Rome, May ll?.-Tho stato- ? ? ment of the Imperial Cern?an ? ? Chancellor before the F.?lcu- ? ? stag yesterdays shows that ? ? Germany hopes against hope ? ? that Italy may not enter tho ? + war. Tho overwhelming evi- ? ? dence herc is that thc country ? ? is united in calling for war ? ? against Austria, it's tradition- ? ? al loe. ? ? ? WARNING POSTED; DWELLING BURNED I SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUND FIRE OF EARLY YESTERDAY WAS TOTAL; LOSS House Occupied by Luther Floyd Destroyed by Flames Insured. F'lre destroyed tho hc^ie of Mr. Luther Floyd. a20 ?ast Franklin 3treet, early Wednesday morning. The fire originated In the front room. Fanned by a brish hrooso. the flames quickly consumed thc enth'o house. The fire was discovered shortly af ter one o'clock and the alnrm was sent In Immediately. Tho fire seem ed to spread very quickly for by the time the fire department readied the 3ceno the house was full (UK In. Prac tically none of the household goods of Mr. F^oyd were saved. The houso was thc property pf Miss Anna D. Brown and waa valued at $750. It was insured to amount of ?300 with thc Citizen's Insurance agency of this city. j Several strange occurranccs sur round the burning of this building and make thc affair seem like it waa of Incendary origin. First, the fire started in a room where there ha 3 not been n fire within the past two months and second, in the very rapid spread ing ol the blazes. One thing in particular makes it seem that the fire was the work of a fire bug. On Sunday night one of the children, a lad of about 6 years of age, found a noto stuck In' tho crack in.the glass of the front door. The note was a sort of warning, and read: "Floyd, If you don't move, T will move you." This was scrawled on the paper, which was dirty and crumpled. There were no marks of punctuation. The hand writing was very bad. Whether this really has any connection with the burning ot the house ls a matter of conjecture. YOUNG ROCKEFELLER IO TESTIFY TODAY Former Employ? Says Miners Were Justified in Revolt Against Militia. Washington. May 19.-While John D. Rockefeller. Jr.. waited to testify before the industrial relations com mission In a supplementary inquiry Into the recent strike against tho Col orado Fuel and Iron Co. tho com mission heard an arraignment of that concern's method? by ROT. Eugene Oaddls, a Methodist clergyman, for merly In charge ot the company's sociological department It was .announced that Rockefeller will testify tomorrow. Gaddis asserted ho was discharged after making ? personal appeal to Rockefeller to be allowed to continue Importent betterment work among th? miners. He Justified the strik ers revolt against military Mid other constitutional authority ot Colorado ou the' ground that the law for the Imrpoovement ot miners' conditions had been ignored and no other way was left to seek a remedy. Four Tars of Ut Rear Admiral Hear Admiral N. R. I'sber Walter McLean Here are four ?-.miling admirnlH of the United States navy happy over the reception the great fleet under their command received In Now York at the review in the Hudson river. NEW CA FOR El ALL PARTIES AGREE NON-PAR COUNTRY IS TO CAR? FUL F London, May 19.- -The formation of a non-partisan cabinet for the period of war is an established fact. Spokes men for the two great rival parties. Premier Asquith and Andrew Bonar Law. made statements in tho house of commona today confirming reports of a coalition ministry which the news papers launched yesterday. The prime minister said only throe things were certain; that tho prime minister TO HAVE UWJNFGBCED Has Sent State Constables to Charleston to Assist Sheriff Martin. Columbia, May 19.-State consta bles bogan work in Charleston today under authority of Governor Manning and under direction ot Sheriff Martin. No announcement WUK made as to the number of men put to work, but the governor made it plain that he is go ing to deal firmly with the situation. This afternoon he made tho following Statement : "Saturday I wrote tho following lot to Sheriff J. Elmore Martin, of Char leston: 'I require and expect you as sheriff of the county of Charleston to enforce the laws with reference to the sale of liquors in the city of Charles ton as well as in the county of Char leston. Yon will please confer with me In regard to' the force you think necessary. I want results.' To en able him to do this work 'I desired to furnish bim with a few constables as his regular deputies were not enough td do this .additional wf.-k. I expect him to direct the move ..ents of these constables and see that they do their dnty. This will In no way absolve the municipal authorities from enforcing the law against the Illicit sale of li quor lnv their city. Heretofore lt has ? been a custom. In Charleston to di vide the county between the muni cipal authorities and the sheriff, the police having charge of the city, the sheriff having charge of the county districts. I would be disposed to conform to this custom If conditions had been satisfactory, but the act au thorises, and conditions make lt nec essary that this arrangement ' be changed. It was therefore oo that account, I-requested and required Sheriff Martin to see that theee con I stablos under his direction do thei?" duty In suppressing the illicit sale of liquor in the city as well as the county. I told Sheriff MRrtln that the responsibility was mine and that they should proceed to carry out my instructions. I took this step as I was forced to the conclusion that perma nent results were not being obtained in Charleston." riele Sam Ready Rcnr Admira! . Admirnl C. J4 Boush ^ . F. F. Fletcher When Admiral Flolcit*,, who ia in commond of the fleiet. being ono or tho thre? full admiral:; In the navy, was asked if the fjjfei WEB prepared, he answered that If mr an ready to saTT within two hours. ",32 BIN?T ACLAND TIS AN BODY IS ?lcESSARY IF IY WAR TO SUCCESS IN1SH and foreign secretary would remain In .)lHee, that no change was contemplat ed in the policy of thc country of prosecuting thc war with all energy and that thc reconstruction of the cabinet would not mean a surrender hy persons or purtles of their politic al purposes. Law, ondorsTig this statement said, "'Our sole considera tion is what will be best for finishing the war successfully. UN?ERMYER DENOUNCES RIGGS BANK OFFICERS Says McAdoo's Reforms Abolish ed "Illicit Favors" Bank Had Enjoyed. Washington. May 19.-Denunciation of tho financial practices of the offi cers of the Riggs National bank and praise for the ardor and enthusiasm of Secretary McAdoo and Comptroller of Currency Williams today charac terized the argument ot Samuel lTn tormeyer. counsel for the treasury officials, supporting the government's motion to dismiss thc temporary In junction obtained by the bank. Final argumero against the motion to dismlsi the bill will be made to morrow ny Senator Balley. Cntnrmyer asserted the difficulties between the bank and treasury offi cials were not due to the comptroller's arbitrary use of power, but to re forms Instituted by McAdoo and Wil liams, which abolished the "Illicit favors" the bank had enjoyed. ROBERT CRISP DEAD NINETY WEARS OLD Walhalla Citizen Passes After Long and Useful Life. Walhalla. May 19.-Mr, Robert Crisp died last night at 9 o'clock at Ihe home of his son. A. P. Crisp. In Walhalla in his ninety second year. He had been Ul for several weeks but until recently was a well preserv ed man. He was well and favorably known for his high morel excellence ?td strict integrity. His funeral eer itv?fl were held from his late resi lience this afternoon, conducted by Ft/jv. G. M. Wilcox, assisted hy Dr. I. U Stokes. He was burled with Masonic honor. U. S SHOULD BE PREPARED PRESIDENT OF PRINCETON CREATES STIR AT PEACE CONFERENCE SAYS HE DOESN'T ADVOCATE WAR But Urges "Wise Preparedness" as Best Protection for United States Against War. Mohonk Lake. May 19.-The first ' day of the twenty-first annual I.ake , Mohonk Conference on International . Arbitration developed a unanimity of 1 opinion on only one thing, the undo- ' sirabillty of war. Though effort? , wiere made to restrain thc speakers ] from controversy which might em barrass thc members who were cltl- j zenB ot European belligerent natlona or offend partisans of there countries,, some addresses reflected the bitter ness of tho International crislo. Mohonk I.ako. X. Y.. May 19.-Dr. j .lohn Grier Hibben, thc president ot | Princeton university, stirred the I?ake Mohonk conference on interna tional arbitration today by taking Issue with the pacifists who favor disarmament. He advocated "A wise preparedness of our military forceo in the United States." "I do not advocate preparedness for war." he added, "but prei?*\;cd whlch In tho event of the catastrophe of war Itself will prevent the enor mous initial sacrifice of lifo which haB cbarac.torir.od every war in which Ute United States has boon engaged in our past history." Never in tho twenty-one years gf Ita existence had tho Mohonk con ference heard such a call to arni3. The Princeton president's appeal was among tho moro than 200 delegatos The president's addnMs was de livered by John Dassott Moore, for mer counselor for the state depart ment. Other speakers of th?) open ing session were Theodore Marburg, of Baltimore, the former minister, to Belgium and John Barrett, direc tor gen'T.it of tho Pan-American union. OEFER1??G"OF GREENVILLE OFFICERS May bc Heard Last of Week Officers Anxious For Hearing. Greenville. May 19.-Thc hearing of the charges against Sheriff Rector, . W. B. Keller and C. R. Bramlett for 1 alleged failure to turn over to the 1 county certain fines they are said to ' have collected was not held today as scheduled. The court was busy with c Jury cases and upon motion of Solid- ' tor Bonham the matter was deferred r until there ls a lull in these esses. 8 The defendants will make their show- f ing probably on Friday or Saturday * of this week. A good-sized crowd of eager spec tators were in the court room this morning anticipating developments. B But anticipation turned to disappoint- 1 ment when Judge Prince continued . the hearing until the latter part ot d tho week. t Kheri fr Factor, Keller and Bram- a lett had expressed hopes that the matter would be disposed of tdoay. I MEXICANS ATTACKED I AMERICAN LAUNCH Craw of Fishing Boat Returned / Fire, Killing Mexican Cus toms Officer. San Diego, May 19.-Captain Es c?tenlos of the American fishing c launch Newancone, which arrived? v here today with bullet holes lu her 11 hull, declared he he*! been attacked by the Mexican patrol launch, Ensen- c ada. The captain asserted his crew v of three men crouched behind nets and fired IR shots. A message tonight 11 laid a Mexican customs officer aboard the boat was shot five times and kill- T id. V ITALY G? READY T GREAT <.#.*+++**?+?+????++**?+ ? ? + GERMAN EMPEROR <fr ? HAS NARROW ESCAPE + * - ? Geneva, May ?9.-The Ger- ? *. man emperor and bis staff ? f> had r. narrow escape Sunday ? ? while watching operations In ? ? \ village in Gallcia, according ? a- to a Budapest dispatch. A ? I? heavy shell burst five hundred ? ? yards from the emperor ? ? among some automobiles, de- ? ? stroying several, including the ? <S* emperor's and killing the cm- ? ? peror's chauffeur. ? ? ? AN AGED ?WITH MAN FOUND ? IN ROAD JESSE HUCKABEE 65 YEARS OF AGE WAS VICTIM HEART FAILURE BURIAL TODAY la T!.c-ught He Died Late Tues day Evening and Lay in Road ?ll Night Tlie body of Jesse H ut ka boo. aged 65, was found in the public road near the homo pf Mr. John McClure Wed nesday morning. The man had evi dently been dead for quite a while, and, according' to tho physician who made the examination of tho body, the death was due to nauitrti death was due to natural causes. No marks of violence wer ? found on the body. Hurkabeo was bothered with heart trouble. His tracks were followed ac ru..s a field, and showed that he had staggered along the Held and when relishing tho road dropped dead. 1 he body waa discovered by a small legro boy, about 6 years of ago, wno was sent on an errand about 5 o'clock In the morning. He came upon the Dody and was badly frightened. It was some time before the white peo ple could understand what the little larkey was trying to tell them, and tho coroner and the county physi cian were about 7 o'clock starting o the Hcene. They made an exami nation and an inquest was held. The .esult was that death was declared to iavp been caused by heart failure. There was nothing on the man's jody to denote his identity, but he ?aa recognized by one of the white nen who lived in the community. He ormcrly lived near the place of his loath. He has two sons at work at he Anderson cotton mill. A knife, au <mpty pocketbook and a cob pipe was di that was found In the man's pock itt). There was no trace of whiskey, ind the physician declares that whls <ey played no part In this lonely leath. It is thought that the old man died ihout 8 o'clock In the evening, and ay tn the road al! night. One of the letghbors states that he heard his logs barking about that hour and he '.aught that it was someone In the ' Joining field. Tho body will be burled at Silver Jrook cemetery this afternoon. HAY REACH VERDICT IN LIBELSUIT TODAY morney Say* Suit is Effort of ? Machine to Destroy Colo nel's Usefulness, Syracuse. May 19-John M. Bow- ? rs. chief cuni el for Theodore Roose. , cit In the trial of William Barnes' , Ibo I suit voent three hours today ummuiK up for the defense. , He aaserted the suit "waa a porno?- i A act of a machine to destroy Roose- t elt's usefulness." < Lawyers will sum np for tho plain iff tomorrow and a verdict may be i sached late tomorrow. Concluding Bowers described Roose- t elt as closely following President ITllson aa the "guide of the nation." i AUSTRIA AND GERMANY AL SO GETTING READY FOR1 ITALY'S ENTRANCE REPORTED AUSTRIA MADE NEW OFFER Teutonic Allie? Endeavoring lo Crush Russians So Troops Cen Be Used Against Italy. London. May 19.-Whits I tidy is confidently believed to be mating flnul preparations to enter the war on the side of the allies, Austria, which ; would be the direct object of ber at tack, is with her German ally at tempting to inflict such a defeat on Russia that she will be able to divert troops, If necessary, to meet the new foe tn the south. Dispatches from Rome continue somewhat contradictory. Most ot them agree that Italy has decided for war and that the Gorman and Aus trian ambassadors are preparing to leave Pome, and that the consul g?n ?rais of those two countries have either left their posts or will soon. I On the other hand a message com ing through Paris says Austria has submittsd new proposals which sae hopes will Induce Italy to remain neu tral. A definite answer ts expected from the foreign office fiefore the chamber ot deputies.meeta tomorrow. Meanwhile the Austrian and German armlos continue their massed attacks against the Russians, who ?re at tempting to fort? a nsw lin? Seated the river San. both north ka? south of Prsemysl. Petrograd reports .the Germans and i Austrians are using between thirty and forty army corns on a two hun dred mlle front extending from Po land to Galicia. Fighting has been resumed In France. London. May 19.-Italy seems no nearer war today than sh? did yester day, but persistent reports, are reach ing London that the Teutonic ambas sadors at Rome ha\j3 been handed their passports and will .leave today. England today seemed more dis- . traded by the political upheaval than by news of tbe battlefields. Several London morning newspa pers make definite announcement, of the resignation of Baron Fisher, first ses lord. Different party organs agreed thst the formation ot coali tion government ls Inevitable. Washington. May 19.-Austria and Italy have asked the United Btatea to care for their diplomatic Interests at Rome and Vienna respectively In the event of severance of diplomatic re lations.. The American government bas in structed Its embassies at the two cap itals to be in readtnese to do so. Rome. May 19.-Tba official Gazette today published a relsy decres plac ing under the supervision ot military authorities control of alt railroad lines and stations. The military ia ls empowered to prohibit suspected persons from traveling on railroads or even approaching the libes. AU travellers have been warned that they mu?t not look from windows at cer tain points and must keep tbs shut ters closed. Persons approaching tunnelo and bridges will be Imprison ed. It war is declared before the Of fense ls committed the offender will be courtmartiaied. Soldiers are au thorised ,to fire on persons violating the decree. It is said Austria has decided to en trust her Interests In Italy tn the United States ta the event ot var which is considered Inevitable. Because of the Lusitania incident which has caused feeling tn the United SUtes Germany ts reported to have decided to ask Switzerland to look af ter German interests. There ia re sentment here because some Oermao ?apera stated that Italy denounced the triple alliance treaty only so far as lt referred to Austria. Rumania's attitude regarding war is being watched closely. There ts no confirmation of the reported alli ance with Italy. Foreign Minister Bonnine ls report ad to have informed toe council ot ministers that offers of additional ter terrltorial concessions have bern re ceived from Austria. A newe dispatch says 40 persons were killed and several hundred wounded in quelling by Austrian troops o? a Pola uprising. Romes ot Italians ere rerorted looted by au thorities.