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VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1915. NUMBER 152.
HOLTE* IN PRISi MAN WHO SHOT J. P. MORGAN COMMITS SUICIDE SECOND AT TEMPT AT DESTRUCTION Had Already Tried to Kill Self by Severing Artery With Lead Pencil. Mincola, N. Y., July ii.-Frank Holt, the former Cornell University instructor, who shot J. P. Mnrgan in his home near Glen Cove' last. Satur day, committed suicide in jail hero to-< night. While some jail authorities declared Holt killed himself by climb ing through an opening at tho top of his cell dTOr; then plunging to tho narrow court below, Holt's keeper. Jeremiah OTtyan. ."sid he was posi tive the pr'.3oner was kilted in his own ceil where he found tho body. There were many conflh dng re ports ns to tho manner in which holt met death, bbt it^sjras definitely es tablished through Doctor Buy Cleg; uorn, tho Jail physician, that Holt died of a fractured skull. Karly to day Holt had made an ineffectual at tempt to kill himself by severing an artery with a lead pencil. District Attorney Smith searched Holt's cell immediately after arriving at tho jail tonight when notified c;' the prisoner's death, and found a ki ter written by the prisoner on yellow; paper. The text follows: "To my dears: I must Avrit o once more. The more I think about lt the more I see uneasiness in living under circumstances such as these, il; i UR up the dear babies in the love of God and'man. God bless you my sweet wife. Affectionately, Frank. "i\ S. Pteaao pardon me for-alt. the heartache T have brought you. Pray with me that the -slaughter will atop. My heart breaks. Gobdby." Holt had said his motive in going to see Morgan and in placing t ie bomb in the capitol at Washington was to stop the export .of war munitions to European belligerents. Holts wife and children, for whom tho letter was presumably Intended, are In Dallas, Texas, at the home of Dr. C. F. Hensbaugh, who ls a minister and, is .Mrs. Holt's father. ? _____ ' , Glen Cove, July 6.-The theory that Holt and Erich Mucnter are tho same person was strengthened today by the announcement that an ex amination of Holt's body revealed scars corresponding to tho descrip tion of those carried by Muon ter. Alienists have been asked to come here to examine the man. BANKERS AND FARMERS MEETING IN CHICAGO Co-operation ia Keynote of Bank er-Farmer Movement to be. Inauguarted. Chicago July 8.-Emphasis on the importance of the . Banker-Farmer movement of the American Bankers' association is to be the keynote of a conference which wail start here to morrow and continue two days. Tho agencies who will participate are: The agricultural commission of the American Hankers" association; oil airman and members of the com mittees on agriculture and education of the various ^tate bankers' associa tions as well aa other officers of these organisations; deans of colleges of agriculture and other members of these .faculties; 'editors of representa tivo farm journals ; Individual bank ers selected bccaui i of exceptional success in cooperation with farmers and such'of these fawners as could he persuaded to attend; and representa tives ot the Unite!'States department ot agriculture.. Tho Chicago ?Clearing House asso ciation extended the Invitation that brought the conference to tola city and will have charge ol the local ar rangement sand th if entertainment oi delegates. H. F. Harris of Champ paign, 111., cbaJrhiSn j>f the agricul tural commission ot tho American Bankers Association, will have gen eral charge of ibo conference. B??ANAP??a SKW8PAFEBS. Want? law CtoatacUlus; ?ditera to Skew Financial Interest la Policy. San Francisco, July 6.-Tho t?f?tr sage of a Jaw to compel edi torn to show their financial interest in the policies they advocate was recom mended try William Jennings Bryan tn an address before the international press congress hore today. WS LIFE JN CELL! I PLAN MOVE FOR ' NATION-WIDE PROHIBITION NATIONAL ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE CONVENES AT ATLANTIC CITY COMMITTEE TO t SOLICIT FUNDS Bishop Wilson Re-Elected Presi dent-Supt. Baker Scores Un derwood and Mann. Atlantic City, July 6.-At a meeting of business men connected with the Anti-Saloon League of America herc today, plans were made to appoint a cdmmittee of one hundred men promi nent in uvness an:: manufacturing for the purposo of raisin;; funds and to otherwise further a movement for the adoption of a national pohibition Amendment to the federal constitution. The Anti-Saloon League opened its sixteenth ahnnual convention here tonight. Bishop Luther B. Wilson, of the Methodist Episcopal church was re-elected president. Tile vice presi dents chosen Include, D. C. Mull in, or Tallahassee. Florida. New members of the national executive commute include, W, S. Wtithnm, of Georgia and "L. B. Musgrave of Alabama. In a rev?ow of the work of the Anti -flaloon ? Lestree- ?j?WW'BW?-?Trne afreaa ?* ventlor. of the organization here to night Dr. P. A. Baker, national su perintendent, attacked Representa tives Mann and Underwood for the stand they took during thc debate on national prohibition, at the last i session of congress. I Ile charged that Mr. Under . nod had made "a strained effort to deceive by misrepresentation and to furnish material for the liquor propaganda" and said tho "liquor traffickers aro nov; circulating his speech by the mil lion copies." Of the minority house leader, Dr. Baker said: "Mr. Mann, the alleged author or the law against the white slave traffic and Mr. Munn, the sponsor for the liquor traffic,, become the Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of the United States congress.The liquor In terests are already trying to reim burse NMr. Mann for his actlvltly In their behalf by backing his candidacy for\the presidency." Dr. Baker began by referring to what he termed the effort on tbe part of politicians to keep the liquor ques tion from becoming an issue at the next presidential election and said: *'Thelr reason Is that If this ques tion once gets into thc campaign lt will absorb everything and nothing else will receive consideration. This ls but. confessing that tris issue Is paramount in the thought of thc peo ple. In speaking of the general situa tion, Dr. Baker said: "Tho past eighteen mouths has brrVm the record for prohibition pro gress, not only In tho United Sta*es but throughout the world. . . . .If Russia can abolish five hundred mil lion dollars per annum in revenue from -drink while engaged In the most expensive war In history and yet de clare the surpassing prosperity of her ' people, it would "iceni that the Unit ed States, which claims to be civiliz ed and Christian, could safely abolish less than half that amount ic time of peace." MEXICAN SLAYER ARRESTED IN LA. Meras, Former Huerta Officer ICharged With Killing an Ameri can About a Year Ago. New Orleans, July ?.-Police here today ?re expecting Instruction s from the federal authorities to turn over Procopla Meras, a former Huerta officer, who was arrested hore this morning after the police had received an anonymous note alleging that Moras confessed to tho writer that he is responsible tor tho killing of Scotto BurweiL an American In Mexico about a year ago. The writer of the unsigned note. Manuel Esther verrie, was located by detectives and supplemented the written charges with a direct statcmorj:, the pollen say, accusing Merse of excessing Barwell. U.S.OFFK TENTATIVE DRAFT SUBMIT TED TO U. S. THROUGH AMBASSADOR PROPOSALS ARE NOT DIVULGED Reply Not Believed Satisfactory to Officiais of State De partment. Washington. July 6.-Germany has submitted informally to tho ?nlte? States, through Ambassador Gerard at Berlin, a teutatlve draft of its re ply to thc American note of June 9th, which asked for assurances that American rights on. the high seas would not be fuTther violated by Ger man submarine commanders. After n careful examin?t lon of the contents of tho proposed note as out lined by Gerard, high oftloials prac tically agreed that the United States cannot express approval of the Ger man proposals in their present form without sacrificing important neutral rights. Just what Germany proposed has not been officially divulged. Prom Berlin dispatches, however. It is ?med tjbat Germany would give as II Hnces that Americans might travel M Bafety on, the high seas on cer tain conditions imposed by Germany, such as thc marking of belligerent ?eaaseis carrying Amcrlrjina. tbcttoHIK cation by the united States to Ger many of the date of departure and character of such vessels, and an in spection Insuring their non-carriage of munitions of wnr. PreBliant Wilson has been advised of the situation. Nd Instructions on the subject have been sent to Gorard, but probably will be in a day or so. Washington, July (5.- Tho outlook for a fdv'orable settlement of the. Is sue between, the United States and Germany over the .submarine war fare ls todny rc--Tded ns having ad vanced c.onside.-..uly by the beginning of informal negotiations, walch it is believed would pave the way for an understanding before tue drafting of Germany's reply. It was unknown until thc last day or two that a preliminary exchange of \iew3 had been progressing be tween the United States and Ger many regarding tho nature of the forthcoming German reply. Conferences bclwcn . Ambassador GraTd and ofTMals of tba German foreign office are reported as taking place on Saturday, lt is stated thnt Gerard has given an outline of Ger many's reply. It Is expected that Germany will, make a counter proposal. Germany wants to know what modifications of her submarine warfaro will satisfy tho United States for the protection of its rights, without reducing tho ef fectiveness of tho sur marine an a weapon In Germany's behalf. It ls known that Germany ls endeavoring to give assurances that ships primar ily apgaged in passenger traffic will bo free from attacks without warn ing, provided there 4s some certifica tion ot inspection guaranteeing in advance tho nationality of the ves sel on leaving American ports. ChkOffo Bobbers, Make Rig Haul. Chicago, July 6.-Four robbers overpowered two watchmen at Mid way Gardens this motiving, blew up the safe and escaped with between ten and twelve thousand dollars ac cording to a report to the police. Chicago. July 6.-irater auditor of Midway Gardens said that appro ximately 'wonty thousand dollars was taken by the robbers. Pr?)er Service Resumed. The Wednesday evening services of the First ?P.ipiist church which have been closed, for tho last month on ac count ot the McLendon meeting, will be resumed tills evening ami tho ser vices, will be held ss usual. Teachers meeting at 8:00 and prayer abd praise service at 8:80. Every church mem ber is urged to be present as a church conference ls desired to ap point delegates to the association. Temperance Insurance floes. New York, July 6.-The business of tho American Temperance Lifo Insurance association of New York, which was organised la 1889 to pro vide Ufo insurance for total abstain ers, has been made Insolvent by tho admission ss policy holders of moder ate drinkers. Its officers asserted1 to day. The state has taken charge .of its affaire. Charges Perjury Hurford T. Bk?rfctiall. Hartford T. 'Marshall, a prominent Now Yo:-k lawyer, who wa? counsel for "Hrldglo" Webbert one of (lip chlor witnesses again? foi mer Police lieutenant Charles Hr ikof, Aontenred to electrocution in ho week end lng'..Inly 28, at Sing Slop, declares that Webber admitted to him. ho had committed perjury in the testimony he gavie asainKi the noliceman. Mr. Marshall has kept silent for tfco years, but on fae eve of thc execution of the policeman ho bas spoken, and he has thus thrown af bomb that lin;; startled all those ?m?actod with the caso. 7<\>r, Unllko ?ift^lhWyierteVW* tlslng in tho criminal I courts of New York City, ho is a responsible and able attorney of fino standing. "Pecker had absolutely not liing to do with the murder of rosenthal," declared Mr. Marshall. "Bridgie" Webber, when ho employed mo as his counsel at the first trial, admitted I PROMINENT MEN CHARGED WITH VIOLATING NEU TRALITY LAWS Chicago, July fi.-Aa a result of In formation gathered from a score of resernfets. who wore taken from a traWhere a week ago, United States secrot service operatives today ar rested three Montenegrin officials ou a charge of conspirai y to violate the neutrality laws of tho United States. The men arrested are Captain An ton V. Sefcrovich. u member of the American and Montenegrin Hod Cross, who was found in New York; ll. Mnrtinovich an ofllcor ol the Mon tenegrin army and Savo O. Jourasko vich. secretary of the Montenegrin foreign office, tho two latter being ar rested at U?3beo. Arizona. Jouvo MatanoYitch, another high Montenegrin official is also sought. Ail are charged willi enlisting recruit? for the Montenegrin army. EVELYN THAW BALKS AGAIN Say? She Will Stand on Rights nnd Will Not Testify Against Her Husband. ? New York, July C.- Emlyn Nes bit Thaw, summoned to testify against her husband. Hnrry, In the trial to determine bis sanity, arrived in New York today from her Bummer camp near Malone, and announced Rho would stand on ber conetitutlon al rights and refuse to tosCify against her husband. The states counsel said as tho hoarln? ls a civil one, he would request tho court to direct hw to testify. l abor Officiai 8hot. Chicago, July 6.-Charles H. ! Johnstone, secretary and. treasury of the Brick Makers Union, waa shot below the heart as ho answer the I door boll ring this moraine; Physi cians said the wounds were probablly f fatal. Johnston e's nasal lan t. escaped unrecognised. Tho police attributed I the attack to labor troublea here. Uss - in Becker Case "llrldfrle- Webber. Hil? to mo and said that luv and tho ?thors were perjuring themselves In Drder, to save their ?kins. '.'When Webber told mo that I told :ilm tn got another lawyer. "I think the ease ls a damned out rage. Heeker ls an innocent man. I never would have entered the eas* had I not known from what "Bridgie" Webber told m<? that Becker was de liberately framed up' by Webber, Hurry Vallon. Jack Bose, and Sam Schopps." "Hos Webber consented to let you reveal confidential communication. between counsel and client? Has he agreed to waive his rights in that respect?" was asked of Mr. -Marshall. "I am going to take a chance on that." replied Mr. Marshall with it ring of determination In his voice. "Have you communicated with Webber receutly regarding the mat ter?" "I hav* not . l have not seen him slWceiJheiilliis? trial i f, "Do you expect Webber to perrott you to disclose what be told you?" "I do not know, hut I expect him to deny tho story because of his im munity agreement. I do not intend to make public Webber's conversa tions with mo until 1 have laid them before Judgc Bartlett." WEBB IS MAYOR OF GREENVILLE ELECTED OVER T. F. HUNT BY MAJORITY OF ONLY 26 VOTES Greenville, July 6.-C. S. Webb was today elected mayor by a ma jority of 2(5 votrij. Ho received 641 votes and his opponent. T. F. Hunt received Giri. Four of tho old alder men were reelected. In one waru them will bf- a second race and in another the candidate hnd no onpofl tion. The same police commissioners were re-olcc ted, which moans that the "lid" will be kept on. The election was ono of tho closest ever held in this city and not until tho votes in the last ward were ? nun i - ed war. lt known who would bc ? mayor. Several thousand people crowded around when the lei t vott were being counted and thor? waa much excitement. However, lhere was no great disorder Und everything tonight is passing uti quietly. Early this morning crowds begau to congregate aird automobiles flying various banners wero-put Into oper ation. The race was free from ex ceptionally hard feelings from the beginning and the day passed oft 'inletly as was expected. Both sides wore betting even money on their candidates and lt was known from tho start that tho race would be close. GK KAT FISHING Greenwood and Greenville Gentlemen Catch Tarpoon. Greenwood, July 6.-Mr. A. F. Mc.KIssIck and son. Mr. Ellison F. McKlsslck. returned ye'sterdaf from the wesi^ooast of Floi.'.tla, whore they spent several days fishing with Messrs. W- B. Beattie and W. <\ Cleveland, of Greenville. The trip proved to be not only a delightful, but a most successful one from the angler's standnolnt. The party caught 2? tarpon weighing 2,223. pound?.' The largest flnh tip ped the scales at 140 pounds and waa six feet seven inches long. Mrs. W. W. Jobnsee. Mr*. Belle Johnson, wife of W. W. Johnsen, died this morning a't *a o'clock.1 et her residence on Nardin avenue. . The fu?era? arrangements will be announced later. GERMA; LOS/M GROWjHBWORSE RED CROSS OFFICIALS SA\ FOOD SITUATION GROW ING ACUTE FIGHT RENEWED IN OUTSKIRTS Carranza Forces Said to Have Suffered Heavily in Recent Battles. Wcish in jil on, July C.-Messaget ..ame to tho state department toda) from consular olllcfats oT Mexico tell In pof renewed fighting between thc, Carranza and Zapata forres in tin outskirts of Mexico City. Pitiful con ditio^ aro reported to prevail in th? capital, where the food shortage li acute. The Hod Cross tonight gave out t statement from Its official repr?senta live. Charles J. O'Connor, wh?eh sal? conditions in Mexico City are rapidlj growing worse. Laredo, Texas, July C.-Six li und rec Carrnnza troops were killed in an al day battle yesterday in .a fruitiest attempt to capturo .Pared?n, i a Villi stronghold thirty miles northwest a Monterey, according to reports re eelved indar ? B.lghteen thousttlllftf( are reported to have . hoon engage? with total casualties on both sides o 2,000. Carranza received1 reinforce ments and renewed the attack today Farther Detail*. Laacdn. July 6.-It ls reported tha 8,000 Carranza troops under (Jenora Trevino attacked about 10,000 VIII: troops under Generals Urbinn an? Chati. Infantry, cavalry, artillery oi both sides, began the battle earlj Monday und continued till night. Tali morning lt is estimated Trevino hai received 8.000 reinforcements. Car ranza officials estimated that the Ville losses about equalled Carran za'e. Watchful Waif mir. Washington. July 6.-Officials nen today awaited word of tho result o General Gonzales' renewed attack 01 Mexico City. Tile advices sold Gon sales had enowed tho attack willi reinforcements and that the Zana tlstas arc prepared for a d?termin?e rosistancc. REV 8. F. M'LENDON LEAVES THIS MORNINE Will Start for His Home in Ben netts ville at 9 O'clock This Morning. Rey. Haxter F. McLendon will leavi this morning at 0 o'clock for h.'. hom? lu i -iincttsvillo. Ho stated last nigh ibut he would reach his homo abou ll o'clock. Ther0 will doubtless bi a large crowd at the depot tn tell hlu goodbye. Mr. Will lain:-, who has been hen during tho meeting left yesterda; morning ror Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs Allen will leave in a few days fo; South Georgia. Mr. Marshall wll very probably go to ttock Hill. Although- Mr. McLendon has onlj been in Anderson a little over foul weeks, ho ls perhaps this morning th? most beloved man in the city. H< loaves here with the best wishes o thousands who will always remembei him in t ir-ir prayers. He has dom things In Anderson that no other mai has over been able to do, and the peo pie of tho city and county are ver; much indebted to him. Ho stated last night that thc col lections had run np to something Uki Si.sOO, This -does not include th? for.O which was raised for incidente expenses. He is deeplly grateful ti the people, of Anderson and statei that hs was rom In back again some time to see his many friends here. Beefer Fhilaiheasvto Wee?. The Senior Philathoa class of tin First Baptist church will be entr > fained this afternoon at 5 o'clock b; Mrs. Cliff Green. Mrs. Fred Trlbbl? Miss Rosa Trlbble and Miss Anna 'o: at Mrs. ('liff Green's residence at CO Boulevard. Beery member ls expect od to attend. I DRIVE ? FORCE RUSSIANS HOLDING POSI TIONS EXCEPT AT CER TAIN POINTS , BRITISH REPORT GAINS AT YPRES Rumors Say Germans Will Dupli cate Galicien Tactics in Ef forts to Reach Calala. London, July C.-.The Austro-Ger man rush in thc eastern war theatre appears to be losing Its momentum ex cept in certain BectionB between the Vistula and Bug ricers. The Rus sian? are holding at most points along tiie line, although the Austrians claim progress in some districts. in the west ?he quiet on the British front lu Flanders has been broken by a British gain of Germon trenches north of Ypres. Field Marshal French reported today the advance was made after typical trench war fare tactics, supported by French ar tillery. The report added th? Ger mans have been bombarding Ypres with gas shells v The last twenty fours hours brought many rumors that the Germans plan a new offensive in the west, their aim being to duplicate their Gallcian tac tics and reak through to Calala at all costs. These reports came almost simultaneously from Zurich Brus sels, Paris and Amsterdam. Accord ing to the Zurich report ten army corps of German which have been recuperating ls the interior after par ticipating in the Gallcian "^r^f^gr are moving west. Advices from the Dardanelles today indicate no further advance of the nl 4 Usa?? fe, ^^^a a^ij>iiiii|tf|>() r, London, July 6.-Special corres pondents in Petrograd send optimistic predictions concerning the coming Russian campaign for the defense of Warsaw, which forms the canter of a vast circle ot hundred miles of Mtrong fortifications; Even the fall or the fortress of Ivangorod, accord ing to these correspondents, would not mean the loss of Warsaw. An oftlctal Petrograd report - says desperate fighting is raging between the Vistula and Bug rivers along the base or the triangle of which Warauw forms the apex. The country there i? marshy and lt ls predicted here that this campaign will be a constant drain on German resources until owe victory would be almost as coBtly as defeat. Tlie Rusblaub are offering a stiffer resistance to the Teutonic advance toward Warsaw.'. Moog the s no mlle battle front, ilx ltusslan lines are apparently hold ing except near Krasnik, where" Arch duke Ferunand's army has broken urough and continued the advance toward Warsaw. In France the Germans continue pounding thc French lines, but to ward the north the silence which has so long prevailed along' the front held by the Billah remains unbrok en. Thc German thrust against Ike French west of the Moselle river ap parently has not extended an infan try attack which regained the lust trenches. Paris, however, reports a violent bombardment In that region. The Italians report a aatlsfsctory development of their offensive on the Carnie plateau and success hi the slr attacks on the Austrians near Doberdo. where severe fighting ls re imported* to be progreseln?. ' & , OFFICIALS PLAN TO REUEVEJEMPLOYED Plan to Extend Rural Credits System to Relieve Situa Washington, July 6.-Tb? tnterds partment commutes named by Secre tary of Interior Lane, and Secretary of Labor Wilson ts at work on plane to relieve unemployment, under Which the federal government will finance workers desiring to take up farm land. Preliminary drafts of the necessary legislation will be /proposed in con nection with the rural exfedtt tall, which the administration expects to nress when congress meets la Decem ^The plan to relieve unemployment is contemplated in a system of farm credit operating through the depart ment of labor which will enable work ers in congested cities to Uko aa agri cultural land on government reclama tion projects or public land? ea easy payment loans, . .