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WEATHER FORECAST
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.
WANTS TO KNOW IF INTER
NATIONAL LAW <S TO BE
OBSERVED
DOES NOT NAME
ALTERNATE MOVE
Refusal of Demands Will Prob
ably Reet'L* in Severance of
Diplomatic Relations.
Washington, June 4.-The president
today rea i to the cabinet a draft of
the note to Germany, demanding, in
effect, that Germany adhere to the
principles' of international law In
warfare as affecting neutrals. The
note ls brief, insistent and emphatic.-.
It goes not later than Monday. The
cabinet approved the note. Minor
changes may be made td jomform to
previous diplomatic United States
correspondence.
The principle that the Uplted States
must know definitely and promptly
whether Germany intends to Ignore j
the visit and search right? or intends
to continue torpedoing vessels un
warned, and whether the rules gov
erning centuries of maritime warfare
will be followed, la fixed and unalter
able. The alternative course is not
stated. It ls generally known that
the United States will discontinuo
diplomatic relations if the German re
ply ia unfavorable.
The note disregards aa .irrelevant
all tho German reply's contentions
except one. that of whether, the Lusi
tania'Vas anoed. It restates ~ the
United Bts*ta*$e^^
left New York without guns aboard.
It says the Lusitania did not attempt
to resist, but was tornedoed unwarn
ed!
The nrto received today from Ger
many made unnecessary any further
discussion of the Gulflight and
Cusbtng incidents.
It id stated that the dispatching by
the German ambassador of Meyer
Gerhard to Berlin to outline the
United States' viewpoint and carry
messages to Germany, won't delay Ute
note.
Germany's reply will probably be
withheld until Gerhard arrives in
Berlin. This will be probably two
weeks.
Washington, June 4.-The United
States' rejoinder tb the recent Ger
I'.un note concerning the sinking of
tito Lusitania was considered by the
president and hies cabinet today.
Hope was expressed at the Gurman
embassy that the ambassador's i lan
would result In a satisfactory out
come of the delicate situation nat has
arisen. .He was said to bo cnnfident
that Berlin officials, whom he thinks
wero uninformed on the feeling in the
United States when the last uote was
written tn Berlin, will now learn 1m
I ortant details that will aid them In
replying to the latest American noto
from Liverpool.
- White House officials said todav
that while the president penned the
note to Germany himself, he had'con
sulted Secretary Bryan over prin
ciples, and details and also hid bsen
in constant communication with
Counsellor Lansing, and Attorney
General Gregory. The la?ter Investi
gated the affidavits that the Lusitania
was armed. Counsellor Lansing, as
the president's chief adviser on ques
tions ot international law. attended
today's cabinet meeting. Previously
he . only attended' in the absence ot
Secretary Rrveu
After the cab>nef moettm?, members
wero unusuilly reticent, but there
were some indications that it had not ,
been finally disused of. "We reac'ied
no final decision," said one. In an
swer to questions. Secretary Bryan
replied: "I can not divulge anything
that happens at cabinet meetings."
The meeting lasted two hours.
APPEAL PROM DECISION
ON STEEL TRUST CASE
Washington, Juno 4.-Attorney
General. Gregory tonight formally an
nounced the United States' Intention
to appeal to the supreme court from'
the dee ?ion of the federal district
court at Trenton. N. J., In r!'.smiss
ing the ault, for the dissolution of the
. ?alted States Steel Corporation.
Rassian Lesses Heavy.
Amsterdam, June 4.--The Telegraat
says German casualty lists ?how that
Russian losses' alone have reached
a total ot 1.488,000. Recent casualties
Include names of SC airmen, or whom
ll ara dead, 85 wounded, and 10 miss
ing.
NSLSTS
MENT OF
N POLICY
EFFORT 10 BLACKMAIL
WE G UNARDJSO M PAN Y
LONG ISLAND MAN ARREST
ED FOR SENDING THREAT
ENING LETTERS
DEMANDED $25,000
Police Say Prisoner Wrote Com?
jmny That One of His Bombs
Blew Up Lusitania.
New York,-Jurie 4.-Frederick A.
Still wagon, a Long Island r?sident
was arrested at the general postotlico
here today charged with sending four
teen threatening luttera to Cunard
line officials demanding sums ranging
from twenty to twenty-five thousand
dollars. He was arrested by detec
tive .'general letter .drop. The po
'.icc af y he had jUBt mailed another
letter to the Cunard Une. Officials
deciure Stlllwagon bas admitted mall
ing the letters.
- tie is alleged to have threatened to
dynamite vessels' of the Cunard linc
lt his demands were not met. Thc
police charge he ls the writer ot a
letter received by Cunard line officials
immediately after the Lusitania dis
aster, which stated one of bis bombs,
placed .Ju the ?hip before ?he lett
New York, caused the disaster. j . j (
Tie?irlr>BRisK
ON THE EXCHANGE
Court Decision in Steel Trust
Case Makes That Stock
Leader.
New York, June 4.-Tho T'nited
States Steel corporation's victory lu
the government's dissolution suit was
made the occasion for an outburst of
bullish enthusiasm on the stock ex
change today. Steel naturally was the
outstanding feature. In the first 15
minutes 55.000 shares changed hands
at from G2 to Cl, compared with yes
terday's close of 51? 3-8. U. S. Steel,
preferred, rose 2 3-4 points. Through
out the list there were gains of 2 to 4
points, Karly advauces declined un
der reaction later, but early in the af
ternoon prices again hardened, but la
no lnstauce reguined the early high
levels. Bonds were strong.
Bank Clerks Enlisting.
London, Juno 3.-Tho authorities |
of the Bank of England have given
permission for several more of their
clerks to enlist snd the already large
staff of temporary women clerks has
therefore been further augmented.
One of the largest joint stock banks
has also released 200 clerks for en
lostment and the remainder will work
late several days a week. This is
expected to make the suggested ear
lier closing of banks for public bus
iness an accomplished fact in the near
future.
ANOTHER lt R.V1 S II SHIP
TORPEDOED BT SUBMARINES
Falmouth. England. June 4.-The
British steamer Inkum, New York to
London, was torpedoed this morning1
southwest of Lhsardhesd. The Nor
wegian steamer Wendie landed thi
ere w here.
MASS MEETING TO
DEFECT JURY TRIAIS
Hand Billa Distributed m Atlanta
Calling for Meeting-No
Action by Authorities.
, Atlanta, June 4.-Handbills were
distributed here today calling for a
mass meeting tomorrow night Cor the
purpose of defending trial by Jury in
Georgia. The persons responsible for
handbills could not be found.
The attention cf city an 1 Slate!
authorities w- called to the hand
bills, but. Ute tonight they bad taken
no action. j
Trieste, Great Austrian Seaport on Adriatic
mmvt, i."j ?j^T&;r;.--."?.?. 1
While Italian troops married on tance of tho city, Italian residents he- fled before the advance of Ihe Italian
Trieste, the great Adriatic uoaporl of cami the vicllnu of rlntr,. There w< re anny, leaving Ihe city without proper
Austria, and were within "a abort din- reports that the civilian officers had police.
GERMANY TO PAY FOR
SINKING GULFLIGHT
m STOCK"mm i'T^sr.T~ MM DANIELS
mira H in1
SAYS DEVELOPMENT ^B-kl
EQUAL THAT OF SUB
MARINES
mm
SEEMS MUCH INTEREST
ED IN PROJECT
U. S. Fl-AG UNSEEN
UNTlLTtOO LATE
SWINE AND CATTLE
Thinks South Future Home of
Pure Breaded Cattle
Wants Data.
Unfortunate Mistake Blamed on
Close Proximity of Two Brit
ish Patrol Boats.
Mr. E. G. Richards, manager of
the Carolina Grain Elevator company
has received a letter from an ac
quaintance in liQltineau county,
North Dakota.' Mr. I 'chard's native
county, in which data is asked for as
to the project of puttipg in a largo
live stock farm, making a specialty
of hogs and cattle near Anderson.
The writer of tho letter has been I
impressed with the possibilities of j
such an enterprise since the return
to North Dakota of Mr. John BliniSS
and his son, who were here supervis
ing the construction of the elevator
in this city, lt is stated that li pro
per arrangements can bo mad;' it i:?
likely that thia gentlemen will come
here and go Into the business.
In his letter he staten that he thinks
the South Is the future home of breed
ed live stock and timi he in willing In
try the proposition if arrangement!!
are suitable.
INVESTIGATE ENLISTMENT
OE AMERICANS BY ALLIES
Washington, June 4.-Ambassador
Gerard today cabled to the state de
partment the German note expressing
regret that through an "unfortunate
accident" u German submarine tor
pedoed the American steamer Gulf
light. Germany declared itself
"ready to furnish full recompense for
the damage thereby sustained by
American citizens." Germany said
lt had not been possible to fully clear
up the case of the Ame-'lcan steamer
Gushing reported to have been attack
ed by a German aeroplane end asked
for all information tho United Slates
has. Tho German foreign office
places all blame for the Qujtllght at
tack on tho proximity of two British
patrol boats and tho absence from the
steamer ol tho nsual neutral Hhip
markings, lt says the submarine did
not notice tho l ulled States flag un
til the moment lt fired the torpedo.
Thu Gulfllght was, torpedoed five
we.'kn ago. Two sailors were drown
ed. Tho captain died next day of
hear? trouble. Tho. German expres
sions of regrets mid offer of repara
tion follows tho principle outlined ir.
tho circular recently sent to neu
trals disclaiming nny intention-of at
tacking neutral vessels carrying non
com rabaud.
Boston, June 4.- Federal officials
here have started an Investigation of
the reported recruiting of American
young men for British forces. The
United Stater, counsul general In Lon
?don reported fifteen had been enlisted
In violation of an agreement with tho
British board of trade. These and
I other cases AVG being investigated.
Thaw Case in Court Again.
Albany, N. Y., Juno 4.-Deputy
Attorney General Alfred L. Reeker
today asked the court of appeals for
a writ of prohibition to prevent em
panelling of n Jury to pass on the sani
ty of Harry K. Thuw.
URGES COOLNESS
Uses European War as Object
V Lesson in Address to Gradua
ting Class at Annapolis.
Neeley H?-.!riot Attorney.
Washington, June 4.-President
Wilson today appointed John L.
Neeley United Staten attorney for tho
Northern district of Florida.
FREIGHT STEAMER
SENT TO BOTTOM
I Torpedoed Off North Coast of
England-Crew Saved-Had
no Passengers.
Montreal, June 4.-The Thompson
liner lotta, from Mlddlesborough. Eng
land to Montreal, carrying freight and
inn' passengers, was torpedoed and
! anas; off the English north coast at
t vron yesterday according to a report
to agenta here tonight. The captain
pud crew landed at Kirkwail, Scot
land.
EXPORTERS WOULD
FORM COMBINATIONS
Declare That is Only Way to
Successfully Compete for
Foreign Trade. "
'New York, Juno 4.-Tho Federal
Trade Commission ended its hc:> .fogs
here today after n number of business
roen, chiefly exporters were examin
ed. Th-iv agreed that successful
competition abroad depends upon the
permitting of exporting combinations,
and declared those combinations
would cot effect domestic prices.
They suggested the combinations
might fix the foreign prices and di
vide among raembefs the exponaos of
marketing the goods. Many said co
operation was not possible unie, s the
Sherman law ls amended. The com
mission haa not set further hearing
dates.
Annapolis, Md., June I.- A predic
tion that war aircraft of the not dis
tant future will be SR fearful en
gines of destruction as submarines
was mad?* by Secretary Daniel's in
addressing t>e graduating elas:i of
tho United States Naval Academy
here tuda v. "What we have seen In
these swift winged, eagle eyes of
army mid navy aro hut the dawn of
a corning day when we shall make
tito heayens carry our warerat I a i
easily as wo navigate the nea with
our drcadmiuglit'u," said tho secre
tary.
Thc speaker Bpoko of tile marvelous
development of Hie submarino and
added: "Almost daily you aro startled
.to vend the torpedoing of some migh
ty vessel by those small undurs??
stiletto:!. Tho submarines nroolslon
of aim, deadliness* of execution, itu
ability lo do its deadly work and dis
appear in a moment challenge:? tho
worlds wonder." It noemi? only few
days ago that wo W<TO wondering if
tile submarine would become u really
important part of tho fleet. Today
many aro seriously debating whether
our giant craft can continue to be
Ihe backbone of the squadrons that
constitute the country's protection."
Tiio last congress expressed Its
faith in UH* ?uhmarinn by voting mon
ey to build L'G new suhmnrines,
three of thom to be seagoing, "f u
sine and power never before contem
plated."
Secretary Daniels drew a La on
from tho European war In pointing
out to gradantes, that to attain a
high place of hotioi they must pos
sess self-mastery in addition to other
indispensables.
FORD INCREASES
CAPITAL STOCK
Reused to Hundred Million; Stock |
Dividend of Forty-Eight Mil
lion Also Declared.
Detroit, June 4 .-Ford Motor com
pany announced today that it had in
creased it? authorized capital stock
from two million to one hundred mil
lion dollars and bad declared a stock
dlVident of forty-eight million dollars,
payable on July first. A cash divi
dend was also declared on the original
authorized Stock of two million, but
the amount is not made public.
GERMANS
ATTACK 0
FORCES
MEXICAN RELIEF WORK
TO BE SYSTEMATIC
RED CROSS WILL BE GUIDED
BY REPORT OF UNITED
STATES CONSULS
RIOTS IN MONTEREY
Pessengers From Mexico Tell of
Action of Hun gr ; Mobs in
Efforts to Secure Food.
Washington, June 4.-I'nlted States
counsuls throughout Mexico were to
day instructed to report immediately
on conditions in their tstrltory. '"lils
ls t.? facilitate K<?d Crosii work In re
lieving starving .Mexicans and aid the
i H 11 fi i States in determining the next
step in th?- Mercan policy.
lt is believed ihe Villa and Obregon
forces nre (lghlii.g a decisive but ile
pear Sifaeo.
Vy.ru Cruz, .lune .} --rirrnnza's
reply to President Wilson's note will
I?- appr?ciative, ?rlendly and serene,
it is ofTlelally ?tnnouncod. It will b?j
tr .iismitted soon.
RED CROSSWAY
INSPECT PRISONS
-rt
Czar. Gives Permission to Inspect
Siberian Camps Where Aus
trian Prisoners are Detained
Washington. June I.-Emperor
Nicholas, of Russia, lias responded
favorably to President Wilson'? per
sonal letter conveying a request that
provision lie made for inspecting tho
Siberian camps, where Austrian pris
oners are held. Ambassador Dumba,
of Austria, asked President Wilson
two months ago to send a personal
letter to Emperor Nicholas. Tho
request Was the result of reports
tliut Austrian civilian prisoners of
war were not getting proper treat
ment. Austria asked that thu Inspec
tion be conducted by agents of the
American i'd <'ross.
SPECIAL BASEBALL
CLEMSON COLLEGE
S. C. I. C. A. Champions Will
Meet Wo fiord Team Which
Won Second Place.
There will be a baseball game at
Clemson College ttl IM afternorfi ot
4:30 o'clock between the Clemson
ttam and that of Woft'ord College.
Tlie game promises to be of unusual
interest beeauoe of the fact that Clem
son won the South Carolina Inter
collegiate Athletic Association cham
pionship and Wofford came second,
which goes to show that both teams
aro strong. It In expected that sev
eral parties from this city will see
thin game.
There will also bo a concert at 8:30
In tlie evening by the Glee club.
RAYMOND SWOBQDA
WILL BE RELEASED
Inquiry Fails to Produce Evidence
That He Served as Spy in
Employ of Germany.
Paris, Juno 4.-Chargea of espion
age preferred by the military authori
ties against Raymond Swoboda ap
pear to be unfounded, says the Jour
nal. The inquiry conducted has fail
ed to bring out proof that Swoboda
served as a German spy. Already lt
has been established that he had
nothing to do with starting the fire
aboard the steamship La Tonralne, a
charge which led to his arrest.
. :.--;.;;(;''-'';*;; ft
RENEW
N ALLIED
IN WEST
ARE ATTACKING POSITIONS
RECENTLY CAPTURED BY
BRITISH AND FRENCH
RETAKE TRENCHES
FROM THE BRITISH
Bringing in Haavy Reinforce
ment! to Check Slow Ad
vance of French.
London. Juno 4.-Althought the
capturo of Przemyal apparently has
not elided tho German efforts agalnat
the Russians In Galicia, Germany has
again turned her attention to the west.
Simultaneously with the news of the
arrival of fresh German reinforce
ments In Flanders and Artois In
France, they are reported attacking
the positions recently captured hy
tho Iirltlsh and French. The Ger
mans have retaken some trenches
from the British northeast of Glven
cliy, and have stormed the chateau
in the village of Hooge, a part of
Which the Uritlsh still hold.
The 'British were temporarily com
pelled to evacuate the building they
had captured Monday night. They
had not previously acknowledged it's
loss. While military experts con
sider these matters small, they are
considered forerunners of a resump
tion of fighting on a big scale.
It bas been reported for some time
that the French were slowly driving
the Germans from strong positions
north of Arras and punching a hole
In tho German Une. To.stop this and
also to relieve tho troops who have
suffered from the British attacks and
their own counter attacks, the Ger
mans have sent many new troops to
the Arras-Y pres Une. They are ap
parently attempting to assume the In
itiative. It ls not thought these
troops came from the east.
Account H Indicate that tho Aus
trians and German are still vigorously
attacking the Hussiana. who hare re
tired to positions between Przemyal
and Lemberg.
The Russians claim successes ia
eastern Onlieia. The Austrians deny
Ulis. Tlie situation on the Austro
itallan frontier la unchanged.
London, June 4.-Having captured
Przemyal, the Austro-Gorman forces
are maintaining their offensive with
unusual speed al ag the Gallcian bat
tlefront. Tho troops which broke
tiirc igh the Dusslan line at Stry are
pushing northward rapidly. A Rus
sian war ofllce statement from Petro
grad today admits that In the region
beyond tho Dlnlester river the Austro
Cerwan army bas advanced along the
Tlnmenltza-Stry front.
A Petrograd dispatch saya that the
German force which captured Libau,
a Russian ?alttc port, has been Iso
lated. Russlau forces are said to have
cut off tho Germans there from their
base at Memel, In Bast Prussia, while
other Russian troops have approached
from the north and south, so that the
only German communication with Li
lian Is by Sea.
Few details are available of devel
opment of the Italian campaign. A
statement from General Cadorna, the
Italian chief of staff, says preliminary'
movements are continuing all along
the frontier and are developing to the
advantage of the Italians.
The Austrian war office at Vienna
-staten that the Italiana have bombard
ed the Austrian fort if lestions at sev
eral poins without success.
Some British commentators suggest
today that the allies now will initiate
a ne woffenslve in the asst to relieve
the pressure on the Russians In the
oast, yet it ia pointed out that
during the Austro-German rush into
Fiissia there waa no general move
ment -of the allies in the weet. It
would be no surprise lt the German r
themselves now began a serious of'
tensive In France or Belgium.
Conditions are virtually stationary
along the western front, so far ai
shown by today's official communica
tions from France and frarmany.
Slight gains north of Arraa are re
ported by the French.
The Swedish steamship Lappland
was sunk yesterday off the Scottish
coaat. No submarine was sighted, hut
the captain believed his vessel was
torpedoed. All on board were rescued.
Interned Germana Given a Baise.
London. June 4.-In view of the
Increased cost of living, the* govern
ment has made a small raise tn scale
of payniont to the wives and depend
ent children of interned Germans
and Austro-Hungarians. The wife ie
al I s wed under the nsw scale J2.3K
with an extra 4fr cents for each child;

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