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ttxttv Local Cotton ..8?-8e VOLUME IL ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1915. NUMBER 128. ALLIES GREAT ? NEAR LI GERMANS EXPECT SERIOUS OPPOSITION BY RUS- | SIANS ALL ARMIES ARE FIGHTING HARD Allies Fighting for Positions Which WiU Give Them Command of Dardanelles London, June 5.-Newe of a fur ther advance of the Teutonic allies toward Moazlska. with indications of great battle al a Grodek Lakes, south of Lemberg, i? contained in reports from the Galiciah front. According to these reports the Auntro-Germans anticipate s< irions opposition in the Grodek Lakes region on the part of the Ku . ian:.. With this event forecasted In the southeastern war theatre, both Rus sians and Austro-Germans continue ! fighting along the entire front in Ga licia. F.'?port3 from Vienna claim the Rus sians are in full retreat, although Petrograd maiutaius that the advance of the enemy has been arrested ten pr^es-^aat of Przemysl. S, ..ance the Germans admit the sjr. yo the French, of the sugar re rhy^y at Souchez. but declare attacks by the enemy at Neuville were re pulsed. Little of importance has hap pened at other points In the west. In the Italian wai- theatre, Vienna declares, nothing of Importanne oc curred, but reports from Chiaase Switzerland, cay the invading Italians are making progress in Southern tyrol'. Tho submarine activity by the Ger mans continues, reports being re ceived today of fou . vessels torpedoed and sunk yesterday. Tho crerra arc reported paved. A dispatch from Mityleno that a combined ganeral offendive against thc Turkish positions in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli Peninsula began yes terday, and the ctatement of Winston Spencer Churchill tn a speech at Dundee today that the allied forces are within a few miles of victory ls taken ns an indication that the Anglo French forces are fighting fpr posi tions which will give them command of the Dardanelles. Battle In Baltic Sea. Petrograd, June 5.-A war official statement sayB a strong German fleet has appeared in the middle of the Baltic and exchanged shots with the Russian fleet near the Gulf of Riga. Trawler Sunk; Cr** Saved. London, June 5.-A German subma rine yesterday sank the trawler Eb enezer In the North Sea by shell fire after the crew took to the boats. The crew landed today at Lerwlck. London. June r?.- Germany airship. again crossed tho North Sea las', night, and dropped bombs on east and southeast coasts of England. While the censor hao permitted no details ti be mado public, available reporta in dicate little damage was done Casu alties were?not numerous. Ten vessels have been attacked by German submarines during the last three days. No loss of lite attended the sinkings with the exception of tho trawler Victoria. Four members of tho crew of thia boat and a'hoy passenger fell vict<m:i to shells fired by at tacking undersea craft. P.-epsrations for a new Germen as sault on western front is reported un der way. lt ts believed in London that with the fall of Przmyal, the German? may undertake a serious offensive of 'France or -Belgium along tbat ort lon of the line north of Arras. German re inforcements has been brought up and th? allies have been dritten from somo positions recently gained. On eactern bell, fighting continue in the Calida region. From Vienna re ports would appear that the Austro German arralen are still sweeping beck tho Russians. Petrograd, how ever, claims sDuceAses tn several en gagement*. Apparently -the Russian? have been able to maintain their front east of Prxemysl. TO REORGANIZE NAVAL MILITIA Washington, June fi.-Secretary Daniels haa approved the speclsl board's plan for a reorganisation of the naval militia. Under this plan every officer must take the examina tion ordered by the navy department by February 17th, next year, to retain his commission. The examination of con lem plated. NEAR ?ATTLE IMBERG CASHIER CITIZENS BANK AND TRUST CO. FOUND GUIL TY OF EMBEZZMENT OTHER CASES ARE NOLLE PROSSED Case Against Bookkeeper ol Same Bank was Dismissed-Defend ants Were Prominent Men. Athens. .Ga.. June o.-Robert W. Woods, cashier of the ritlze"r, Hank and Trust company here, was fined five hundred dollars in city court to night. after h's conviction for an em bezzlement charge. The jury rec ommended punishment for misde meanor. After Wood? was nen^enced thc in dictment against W. H. Shelton, the bank's president waa nolle prossed on the payment ot costs. The case against bookkeeper Weatherly was dismissed. .% - . '-rik., _ ANOTHER ATHENS BANKER FOC.ND GUIETT OE EELOtfY Athens. Ga.. June 5.-J. W. Grif fin, president of the Athens Trust and Banking company, was convicted tonight in the superior court on a felonv chargo connected with the bank's failure. He will be sentenced Tune tenth. This was his third trial. ATLANTIC FLEET WILL NOT PASS THBOUGH CANAL Washington, June 5.-President Wilson has agreed with SecretaT Daniels that lt might be unwise .to send, the Atlantic fleet through the Panama Canal-in July, a.i'it ha.- been planned, and a formal announcement decision may be made soon. Gover nor Goethals has reported the condi tion of slides In Gaillard Cut as very indefinite. Inspertlng Irrigation Project-?. Phoenix. Ariz., June r>.-Member-; of the appropriations committee nf the nat'onal house of representatives arrived today to Inspect Arizona's Ir rigation projects.. They have rone to tho Roosevelt dam. Italian War Minister. Gen. Znpelll. I Gea. Zu pel ll will have control of the war department of tl* Italian government during the war vi th Austria and Germany, the, king has taken an active, part in thc] manage ment, and it is not known low much authority he and Premier ] Balandra will leane to the head of tl3 depart ment. I VICTC MASS MEETING" HELD IN ATLANTA SMALJJFFAIR ONLY ONE SPEAKER AT MEETING-SEVERAL HUN DRED MEN PRESENT WANT NO MERCY SHOWN FRANK Resolutions Passed Protesting Against Outside Interference With Georgia Courts. Atlanta. Juno r>.- Severnl hundred persons nr.F.?mbled on the state capi tol grounds tonight in response to ad vert'Bcrar-nts calling a meeting "to de fend and preserve thc right of tria' by Jury." The crowd was orderly. Rev. H. C. Hendley. a Baptist minister, addressed the meeting. Ho "aid they had met to uphold Georgia's laws and the decisions o fits court ind to protect against outside inter ference. The speaker protested the commutation of Leo. M. Frank's sentence. He mentioned the letter presented at the prison commission's hearing from Judge Roan, urging clemency for Frank. He sal dit waa Intimated the letter was not authen tic. Before adjournment ? the meeting adopted resolution's "protesting against outside, interference witlt the courts and lawn of Georgia^" Hendley was tte only speaker. The crowd dispersed quietly at the clone of hiB speech. STATEMENT ISSUED Bi SOUTHERN RAILWAY Comparative Figures for Month of April 1914 and 1915 Is sued by Comptroller. W?bhlngton. D. C., June 5.-The results of operation of Southern Rail way company for the month of April. 1915. and 1914. and for the period of ten months thin year and last year, exclusive of interest, rentals and other income charges, were announced by Comptroller A. H. Plant today as fo IOWB: Gross revenue, April 1915. $5.212. 784; April. 1914. $5.802.145; decrcaso. $589.361. or i0.46 per cent. Operating expenses taxes and un collectible railway revenue. April 1915, $3.912.641; April. 1914; $4.606. 127; decrease. $693,486. or 16.06 per cent. Operating Income. April. 1915, $1. 300,113; April. 1914, $1.196.018; In crease. $104,125; or 8.71 per cent. in addition to the goregoing operat ing expenses .the company spent dur ing the month, for improvements to Ita roadwav and structures, $778, 423.44 as against $217.?60.i0. for April. 1914. an increase of $560.865.04. Corresnonding results for the ten (10) months, are as follows: Gross revenue, this /ear $52.539, 019; last veer. $59,897,758; decrease $7.358.739, or 12.29 per cent. Operating expenses, taxes and un collectible railway revnue, this year. $41.615,934; last year. $45.315.869; de crease. $3,699,935. or 8.16 per cent. Operating Income, this year $10. 923,085; last year, $14.581.889; de crease. $3.658,804. or 25.09 per cent. . In addition to the fotrgolng operat ing expenses the company sport dur ing ten (10) months this year, for im provements to its roadway and struc tures. $7.780.272.33. as against $2. 315,720.73 during same period last year, in Increase of $5,414,551.60. 1 Operating Income UB shown above represents the amount remaining after the payment of only those expenses incurred in the actual operation of the railway and of taxes, and takes no account of the charges for hire of equipment, rental of leased lines, ter minals, and other facilities, and in terest on funded debt (bonds,) all of which coats are charged against ope rating income. CREW OF Af TOKEN STEAMER IN BOAT? FOR THIRTY HOURS Parla, June 5.-A Brest news dis patch save the crew, of the French steamer Penfold has arrived there. A German submarine torpedoed the ves sel Thursday. The crew remained tn the boats st rea thirty hourn Leiure reaching land. Becker Assails Gov. Whitman GovErsr4or^ WHITMAN. MT*5 BECKED ? >j*J9j|?. ? . |? Former Police ? frleUtena^a'CharleB -Beckerr.-now-Jjr'^iKf defet^^iouse" ht Sing Sing awaiting execution for'toe murder of Herman Rosenthal, three years ago, created n scene in tho prison reception room the other day after he learned the court of appeals of New York state. \?r- last hope, had refused to grant hin t jew trial. He bitterly denounced IV /erno:- Charle;, S. Whitman, thc only person who cnn 3S,T}3 him from the electric chair, by pardon or commutation of sentence. He grew so frantic that he even threatened to repudiate lils own wife were tdie to go to the governor to ask for clemency." "If you go to Whitman," declared Becker to his wife afte.- ahe had in sisted that she would appeal to thc governor as a last resort. "1*11 repudi ate you! That-won'r lift a CHALLE. S BE.Clce.r2*,, & fit ?ss 'UusTnuTtoM C. finge?.vto save me. although he knows 4'tt -innocent, fhereV,*?-:^Oo?i ?ft 'HenTch?" exclaimed XJie' prisetoer emphatically. if rfiVre was i wouldn't be deserted Uko th1;-.!" In tho same hopelessly defiant tone he told Mr. Manton: "1 don't want you to do a thing more. I'm ready to r.o, but I hope you'll live long cuoug'il, Mr. Manton to soe tho day that these rata como li ;< .. and tell tho ' uth. lt will mean the end of that-Whitman!" Mr. Manum suggested that there was a faint post :'>iiity that the Su preme court ol the United States ? might bo appealed to. "( ut that om!" snapped Becker. "I tell'you I'm through. I knew I WRB done for before the court of cppealr, acted. Those Judges wouldn't reverse ono of their own men.' TRANSPORTS GOING TO VERA CRUZ FOR AMERICAN REFUGEES THE BUFORD AND KILPATRICK DETAILED FOR THIS SER VICE-RED CROSS PROCEEDING WITH PLANS FOR RELIEF OF SUFFERERS Washington. June 5.-The army transports Buford nnd Kilpatrick at Galveston will bo ?ont to Vera Cruz to bring back American and foreign refugees reaching that port from Mexico City on trains now being ar ranged. Plans to send the ships, were, made today at the war department. The American Red Cross <is making arrangements today fo send further supplies of food and medicine to Ute relief of famine stricken persons. . Washlngt ?\ June 5.- I*uofTU al advices are received here-from Ve n Cruz laving that General Carranza would reply favorably to President Wilson's statement calling upon the leaders of wurring ructions of Mexi co to restore peace there.' gave re newed hop? to the administration offi cials today ot au ultimate solution of the problem. Carran*n tho first of the heads of contending factions, will be hoard AUSTRIA PLANS COALITION RULE from concerning the president's warn ing. Carranza's tommi reply is ex pected to bo delivered to John P Sllllmati. President Wilson's person al representative lb Mexico, probably by Monday. Press advices today from El Paso, Texas, said that mesL'ag?? received there reported Senor Lunbardo. Gen eral Villa's foreign minister, would louve Chihuahua today ou a npeclal trnln to convey President Wiir.on's message to Villa. II? will be accom panied b; George C. Chambers, the repr?sentative of the United States In Mexico. The party will go direct ly to Loon, where they hope to ar range a meeting with Villn. who is now with troop's south of Trinidad. State department officials today nre collecting full reports on famine.con dillons and transportations facilities In Mexico .so nu tn be aide to expedite tho relief work in connect ?o:, with the American Ked Cross. Opposition Minist?re May Given Some of Leading Positions. be London, Juno 5.--Tho Exchange telegraph despatches ''from Vienna says lt ia practically certain a coali tion government is to bo formed in Hungary. Some of the minivers of the opposi tion will he given leading positions. lt ts understood that one ot the ob jects of Emperor William's visit to the headquarters of Archduke Ered I erick of Austria-Hungary ls lo dis cuss the proponed coalition. ENDS INQUIRY ON ROCK ISLAND Interstate Commerce Commission! Winds Up Investigation of Bankrupt Road's Affairs. Washington." June 5.-The Inter atate Commerce Commission today I ended its Inquiry Into thc financial affairs or the Chicago.' ftook 'Island and Pacific Railway company, which went into reverse hands six weeks ago. Officials, stockholders' of com pany and others were examined ea frarding the. transact lons lending to the receivership. ARD Ar SECOND IS DE CHARGE FRAUD TO MIDSHIPMEN COURT OF INQUIRY AP POINTED BY DANIELS TO MAKE INVESTIGATION , _ MAY INVOLVE INSTRUCTORS Practise Cruise Postponed to. Al low Students to Testify at Inquiry Monday. Washington. Jun?.' ?. - After, con ference with Preuidcnt V"il?on today Secretary Daniels appointed a court of rnaulry to luvehtiRJt^ specific charges that Bevon midchlpment at tlie t'nited States naval ucndemy had nccured' advance information on ex aminations. Tho muri is to make a Bwecping Inquiry. Into reportn that other midshipmen and po-.?ibly ,.^ome instructors were Involved. The navy dcnartment tonight did not attempt to minimize thc hituatlon'a gravity. Daniela autborlr.ed the Statement that tho investigation will bo thorough. The midshipmen's annual practice cruise has been indefinitely postponed ?o thc students can testify at the In nulry ut Annapolis-Monda;,'. The nn. nouncement. caused a" Sensation at Annapolis. GRE GIA?MA?ARCH AGAIN UNDER KNIFE Portion of Rib Removed by Vien* ; nese Surgeon-Condtion Improves. London, June 5.-A Athens dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph says Professor Esclberg of Vienna, today performed an operation on Klug Constan tine of Greece, removing part of the tenth rig. The king felt some relief after the operation. The oper ation performed indicates that the king was probably suffering from pleurisy with purulent effusion. Athens, Greece. June G.-Announce ment was made today that King Con stantine, who In 111, lr. worse, and that another operation will have to bo per formed. The king of Greece has been suffering with pleurisy for several weeks. His condition has been far from satisfactory. He underwent an operation late In May, after which he suffered a relapse. Thc king's wife is a sister of Em? peror William, of Germany. Athene. June 5.-Thc operation will involve the removal of one or more o', th" king's ribs. Temperature of pati ent last evening was 99.6; pulse 102; respiration 20. Ly nelli i. ? tn Kentucky. Princetown, Ky.. June fi.-Masked men overpowered the county Jailer and drngced. Arthur Reil, a negro from bia cell and hanged him to a 'ree. He was charged with attack Ing a young white woman. GERARD DENIE WARNING Ti TO GET OU' Washington. June 6.-Ambassador Gerard at Berlin, today cabled the state department ?that reports that Americans In Germany having been warned to leave were attributed to the emmissary's standing advice that the war zone of Europe is not a desir able place for Americans. "The warning that these stories havo reference to" said Secretary Bryan! "ls what has been raid all the time since'the war. bogan, lt has been said in other place*, that ls, that dur ing the war, rfurope ls not a Rood, place tor Americans to be in." London. ' June B.-Several rest dents of London today informed Am erican Consul. General Skinner they had received anonymous telephone calle last night warning them to PROBABLY WAITING ON AR RIVAL OF MEYER GER HARD IN BERLIN i ' - A OFFICIALS GIVE NO EXPLANATION No Intimation of Date off Trana - mission Could Be Obtained From Officials. '_ .. Washington, Jone S.^-The note which the president, with the approval of his cabinet, had prepared to bs sent to Germany, insisting on her ad herence to the rules of International lav.- in conduct of maritime warfare was not cabled today. Word catto from the White. House in the fore noon that the note and been virtually flnisbod but the documont was not givfen to the legal officers ot the state department today as had been ex petced. The reason tor delay in ; dispatch ing the note was not revealed.. Offi cias declined to say when it would be rabled to Berlin, in soma quarters the ' delay is thought to be dus to a desire to give Meyer Gerhard, the personal enoy ot Count Von Barn-, atorft, the German ambassador, wno 10 now en route to Berlin, an ? op portunity to reaob, Germany, about time for the imperial government te be considering the American rejoin der. WJIatfagton, DfUOoes j^uWUe. Wilmington. Qel^rJan?Hlv-r5-$???? publicans carried tbet biennial city election today. J. F. BJJOS wa* eltrt . ad Miynr. . . " FILE S?PPLE?lC IN RIGGS BAN?t SASE In Support of Government Cnaa tention That Comptroller Has Authority to Penalise. __ i Washington, June 6.-A supplemen tal brief at the ault of the Riggs Na tional Bank h .-e against Secretary McAdoo and Comptroller William:: was filed today hy Assistant Attor ney General Warren tn support of the government's contention that the comptroller is empowered by law to penalize national banks for refusing to make special reports. On that point depends the decision o2 th' court which is considering the bank's .petition for a permanent Injunction to restrain the comptroller from collect ting such penalties. All other relief rought by the bank, which charged the defendants with attempting to wreck lt t s already been denied.. Four More iihlps Torpedoed. London, June 5.-Four more British ships were, torpedoed and sunk yes terday by German submarines in ad dition to Hst of ten sent to bottom during the last three days, according to reports rovSived here today! Destruction By Fire at Pola. Geneva, June 6.-Reports from Pola, the Austrian naval base, con firm previous assertions that a large part of the town and the docks and ne pt ha reservo'r, which ware tired during the recent Italian attack wera destroyed. S REPORTED J AMERICANS r OF GERMANY leave. London Immediately wiqa* their families. Among those thoa notified was ht. K. S haler, a member ot the Ameri can Belgian Relief commission, who was told by an unknown voice over the telephone not to stir front his home during night and furthermore to fill Oie bath tubs in hts house wlUi water. Fer seoral days reporta have been In circulation tn London that all American ?" omen here have bean warned tc ?sav* England by June 6. According to this report, . Uta American embassy baa been request ed by Berlin to issue A warning at this nature. Investigation at the embassy brought forth, information that Ambassador Wr.tor' Hines Fat* i had received ao mich request.