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VOLUME IL ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAYJMORNING, AUGUST 15, 1915.
wirer NUMBER 185. APPEAL A! MEXICO 1 RESTORI SUGGESTS CONFERENCE OF LEADERS ON NEUTRAL GROUND NO INTIMATION OF INTERVEN V ION Says Thought of Afflicted Coun try Should be First Con sideration. Washington. Aug. 14.-The Pan Americau appeal to Mexico now hoing delivered to the chiefs of all factions and governors all states, was made public tonight by the state depart ment. Without even nn intimation of arni^d intervention, it callB upon the leadera to meet somewhere in Mexico, on neutralized ground in conference "to adopt first steps necessary to the constitutional reconstruction of thc country," and to issue a call or im mediate elections. The sorvices of the United States or any of the other Pan-American conferences are offered in arranging the meeting. The appeal calls attention to blood shed and property waste and urges the Mexican leaders to hold a con ference far from tho sound of cannon, and "with no other thought save the thought of their afflicted land, there lo exchange Ideas add determine fae tate of their country." It suggests a reply within ten days, The pan-American conference ex pects not to meet again until replies --are reLulsis<ay?dswa^Ssd?B apparent that Borne Mexicans will not reply. The conferees are confident'they will soon ?et enough replies to warrant them In extending aid In arranging the Mexican conference. Carranza's attitude is still a matter of speculation. It is believed if he or any others do not accept the con ference will be held without them. An embargo on arms la expected to be the first step against factions re fusing to join Che new government. The appeal, although addressed to political and military leaders, takes the form of aa announcement to Mexi can epple ihomseives. As made pub' Ile by state department the document , prefaced by this announcement:" Tho Mexican people arc Informed that the following communication has been sent to many prominent ersons in Mexico who oases authority or mili tary power within the republic." Then follows the appeal, dated at Washington, August ll: "The under signed secretary of state of the Unit ed States, ambassadors extra-ordinnry and -plenipotentiary ot Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, and envoys extraordi nary and ministers plenipotentiary of Uolivla, Uruguay and Guatamala, ac credited to the government . of the United States of America, acting sev erally and indeponedently. unani mously send to you the folowing com munication: "Inspired by a roost ainceru spirit of American fraternity, and convinced that they rightly interpret the earnest wish of the entire continent, hare-met Informally at the pnggoatjon of the secretary bf state of. the United States to consider the Mexican situation and . to ascertain whether their friendly and disinterested help could be suc cessfully employed to re-establish peace and constitutional order In our sister republic. "In the heat of i>?8 frightful strug gle which for so long has steeped la blood thc Mexican soil,, doubtlcsa alt may well have lost sight of the dis solving effects of thc strife upon the mpst vital conditions of n?tlonnl ex istence, not only upen Uto life and liberty of the inhabitant), but upon ihe.prestige ana security of the coun try. . we cannot doubt, however-no one can dcubt-that In the presence ot a' sympnthttc appeal from ".-heir brothers of America, recalling to them these disastrous effects, asking thom to save their mother land from tho abyss-no one caa doubt, wo repeat-that tho patriotism bf th? men who lead or std In any way the bloody Strife will not remain unmoved; no ono can doubt that, each and every ono of them, measuring in his own conscience his share ufnlte responsibility-of past mis fortune and looking forward to hui share in the glory of the pacification and reconstruction of tho country, will respond, nobly and resolutely to Ulis friondty apeal and give their best ef forts to opening the way to some aav inflg action. - "We. tho undersigned, bellevo that ii the men directing the armed move ment In Mi-xlco-whetehr political or gulinary chiefs-should agree to meet, either ts person or by delegates, far SRS ALL PO AID IN NG PEACE NEW SUCCESSES! IMPROVEMENT IN EAST GIVE RENEWED CON FIDENCE GERMANS REPORT GAIN IN ARGONNE! Italians Have Completed Plans to j Take G o ri zia and Advance on Trieste. London,. Aug. 14.-With an appnl' eut Improvement of alie Russian situa tion on tho oastern front, t?tere arc1 renewed expressions ot confidncco from tlie allied countries; Th Russians claim they ar driving tho Germans bank from Riga and west Dvinsk, and still keeping them away from Rovno. Although tho Teutons continue to advance~tn the south and southwest, they do r?!)t mention the capfnte.of nuns or ammunition, indi i eating Kio pbs'RIons they are ?fofePPy) ch ny In K werc> evacuated before -tarar? arrival. Von Mackensen has resinned his advance bciweon'the Vhiprz and Bug rivers, after a delay fr un Russian counter attacks. The only important news front west is the German claim of another local success in Argonne. The French re port, however, says all German at tacks repulsed, and declare a violent cannonade is In progress In Argonne nu the frontier of Lor. aine, and in Vosges. Thc French report that by mines they destroyed German advance works in Artois, east of Lille. Cn the Austro-ltalian front prici ptwlly artillery actions wif'.i. little changes aro recorded. A dispatch from Udine, Italy, saya General Cadonia, the Italian com mander in chief, has completed prepa rations tor a general attack on the Austrians along the Isonzo River, ho ing thus to occupy Cnrso plateau, cap ture Gorizia and open the road to Trieste. A Pome disatch says responding to the Pope'o rocent peace appeal, Ger many and Austria have declared their willingness to enter peace negotia tions provided the first overtures came from their enemies. . MAY DEVELOP GOLD WINES WEAR WALHALLA Engineers From Oklahoma In vestigating. Properties ia Cherokee Valley. Walhalla. Aug. 14.-Messrs. Guy L. Grover and Frank P. Petorson, of Tulsa, Oklahnrca. aro in Walhalla, In the capacity ol' engineers to make a thorough going examination of gob! properties at .the foot-hills north of Walhalla Iii Cheohee Valley. Tri dato they ara hot in a position to make statements further than If profitable1 undertakings can bo developed,' that the work will go forward on a big scale. Thcro ls no doubt bot what there is considerable gold along the foot-hills north of Walhalla, hut. the question ls can lt be profitably work ed. Messrs. Hoover and Peterson are competent, thorough going engineers and if- the properties, warrant opera tion, they will do so. ? A great deal of interest has been aroused locally by tho coming of thone, eucinccrs, and further develonmentr will bn watched, not only bv Cheohee Community but throughout this entire section. Storm 1B Florida Keys. Key WesL Fla., Aug. 14.-A tropi cal storm la approaching bare tonight With a fifty milo gale.- Steamer? art* remaining In oort. Nb serious dam age ia reported. ^marnmm^- " " . ? ?.mii^ Where Busim Tlte business men's camp at Platts burg, N. V.. which is under tie general command of General Leonard Wdod of the United States army, wbo r.tood sponsor for it, and Captaiu Hal stead Dorey of the United States Army who is in command on tho .ground, will prove to be very successful, ac cording to the promoters. Business and professional men, preferably those over thirty years of uge, have been invltd from all parts of the na tion to spend a mouth or less in learn ing the elements of warfare. General Wood believes'that a large number or men of the first Intelligence should be so trained that they could be quick ly turned into officers should their country be suddenly called into a WAT. BANKS TO I CKSOP -- BANKERS FROM EIGHT STATES HELD MEETING IN GALVESTON FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS TO HELP Pe-Dhcoimt Papers Taken by Banks-Plan Means Grad ual Marketing of Crop. - ANKS TO AID . Galveston, Texas, Aug. ll.-Repre sentative Bankers from eight cotton growing states in conference Mero to day pledged thmselves to aid pra= (lucers In securing fair and uniform price for cotton, and in thiH they .were pledged Ute support, of the four south ern federal reserve banks. The bankers agreed to advance money to the producers on cotton so that the crop need not be dumped on the market all at once. Federal re servo bank ? representatives agreed lo rediscount thi3 paper. It was decid ed to perctuate the Southern Bankers Conference, to meot again somo time thiB fall. Galveston, Aug. 14.-Cotton states! bankers assembled hero today for a J conference on tho problem of market ing the cotton crop. The mooting \ was called by Joseph Hirsch of Cor pus Christi, tho president. Today's meeting of tho hanker.--.' association is the result of n successful warehouse lug campaign throughout Texas dur- ? lng the last six weeks. Informal con Terences before the meeting developed ? sentiment favoring organization of a "cotton states bankers association", to hau? the main purpose of educat ing bankers sud f?rrneT8"~!n a compre hensive marketing pinn which will re move early in tho season all distress cotton. , F. Rt bridge Jackson, president of the Georgia Bankers association, said. Southern bankers should assert their ability to prevent disaster to the cot ton farmers nnd back this assertion with Stilton bringing about the desired ; renults. This can bo accomplished regardless of what Great Britain does' on the question of making cotton contraband. Washington, Aug. 14.-The cotton cpnsnmptlon of tihe United States for tho year ending July 81" was \f.08. 789 bales of lint and -t03,3K9 linters, the census bureau " says. ? The 1914 \ consumption waa ii.C2C.708 bales of, lin; .<\ud 808.675 of.linters. On hand in all establishments and warehouses < a July ?I thara, were; *,18?.2!>6 bates of lint and 282,27.4 pf Unter?: last year, 1,330.864 bales i of lint and 118,584 ot Unters. iss Min Prepare f REGIMENT OF INFANTRY, AEF SENT TO BROWNSVILLE GEN. FUNSTON-N MENTS RE Washington. Aug. 14.-Ttu"> war de partment this afternoon at General Funston's request ordered one regi ment of infantry from Texas City to Brownsville. Also an apropiar.'.; a .battery of four and seven-tenths inch ?nus, a battery of the sante calibre Howitzers from Fort Sill. Oklnhoma. to Brownsville. Assistant Secretary Breckenridge ?aid the orders were Issued because I Gin. Funston'reported thora should to a stronger force at Brownsville, but that Kan s ton did not report any new developments. Brownvllle, Texas, Aug. 14.-Car-1 rauta soldiers, lt was learned today, temporarily took possession of Island i Number 10 in the Rio Grande, a hun dred miles north of hero, whilo Mexi can raiding waa nt Its height a few ?days ago, hut have since withdrawn. Peace officers and rangers have adopted a summary codu for handling suspects at Kort Brown. Following is a report hy pence officers to tho j army patrol at a small station north ot Brownsville: " We met two Mexi cans. They tried to escape. We couldn't itentify them, so we left ] them there." These Mexicans had been killed. Owing to tho slowness of travel and 1 tho great distance, thc full force of i soldiers and rangers ordered to quell j the raids did not reach the nn'slsned places until lato yesterday and early today. Laredo. Texas. Aiig. 14 .-Accord-j lng to word received her? u party of ?eighty Mexicana under a leader papata and Mo Grande C ity, ninety I iSliSs? SUBDUE ST. LOUIS MOB! [Striking Teamster* Attempted to] Rescue Members From Of ficers-Reporter Beaten. St. Louis, Aug. 14.-Tho police drew rovolvera'tonight and threatened to fire Into the crowd before they could prevent nearly a thounand strlk : >:- leam ympathliers fren? rescuing two mcri arrested for Incit ing riot. Attempts were also made by a mob of nearly a thousand on non union driver? of mali wagons. t A newspaper man, taken for a strike breaker, was badly beaton. or War, and Spot ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ' " ROOP^ ED TO 30RD?R tOPLANE, AND HEAVY GUNS ; UPON REQUEST FROM IO NEW DEVELOP. ?PORTED. miles below Laredo on ibo Texas MMe. A detachment of tho fourteenth cavalry la stationed at Zapata. With its aid, citizens there ure prepared io r. ."'-I. the bandit;-. Austin, Aug. 14.-Mexicans in Gatlalupo, Hays and Gonzales coun ties are forming secret societies which menace the safely of Americans, ac cording to P. C. Weinert, manager of the state cotton warehouso, who has Just returned from Seglnn, whero he WOB called to advise a group of farm ers who had receive dtlircatenlng lot tors. Washington, Aug. 14.-Carranza summarily dismissed tho mayor of Vera Cruz from office for permitting the recent anti-foreign d?monstra tions, which aroused thc appro' enslon of the American government. Of ficial notification of this .aaa re ceived today. Washington. Aug. 14.-Prepara tions have been made by the state de partment to receive J. M. Cardoso do Olivelra, Brazilian minister to Mexi co in a manner to express the United States* appreciation for his services In the Mexican capital. The cruiser Sacramento, delayed by a gulf storm will arrived tomorrow at New Or leans. It brings the Brazilian minis ter and Guatemalan Minister Ortega. Nogales, A,UR. 14-Mexican soldiers entered American territory 15 miles west of Nogales today and began slaughtering cattle, according to a report from Harrison ranch on the. border. Three automobiles loaded with armed; men started for the seem-. WmwOF BRITISH AMBASSADOR Sir Cecil Spring-Rice Gets Letters Which Canse Anxiety for Safety. Wash Ingle n, Aug. 14._-*-'U has peen i learned by the Treasury that British Ambassador Slr Cecil Sprlng^Rico' has received threatening: lei/sirs which have caused concern o wv .his safety. Tho natur? of the threats ls not di vulged, but tt?ls understand they qr? from the same source-as the "Holt" and "Pearce letters. tsar of Camp* General Leonard Wood.- sponsor. Many well known men have already Rone lo tin? camp for instruction. Mayor John Purroy Mitchel or New York was among tho first. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was another. Dr. Richard Derby, son-in-law of former President Roosevelt, was a third. A. J. Drexel Hiddle of Philadelphia Was another, while William j. Clothier, the formor champion tennis player, hurried to thu camp. Cities: farther wost than Chicago have furnished recruits. The cost for the thirty day? ?B nboul ?liO, not taking into consideration transportation anti personal expenses..Tho camp requires n dejxislt of $:!0 for expenses or food, etc., and the equipment of clothing costs about the same sum. imus WILL BORDER RAIDS CAP^ANZA COMMANDER OP POSITE BROWNSVILLE WILL AID AUTHORITIES FIVE MEXICAN STATES NEUTRAL Governors Announce Their States ] Will Maintain Armed Neu trality. Brownsville, Aug. 14.-General N'efarrato, th? Carranza commander opposite here, today announced that he would aid Americans by not allow ing armed Mexicans to croan- tho bor der, while Texas rangers and armed civilians gavo significant warringa In messages from raid districts telling of encounters wi Dh Mexicans. One read, "wo got another Mexican, but he's dead;" another "caught four Mexicans in depredations hero; three escaped, fourth is pow a ptrfctly good Indian Arar lean Consul Johnson nt Mata mors; opposite hore, said ho believed the raids won; caused hy former Huerta adherenta, desiring to dis credit the other factions. Fire States Neutral Kl Paso, Aug. 14.-Flvo states and one territory of Mexico aro authorita tively declared to have announced through their military governors that tho revolution IB at an end as far aa they aro concorned. They will main tain an armed neutrality. Their gov ernors represent various shades of political adulations. LECTURES AT CLEMSON COLLEGE Variety of Subjects to be Dis-] cussed During Summer School. Clemson College, Aug. 14.-During tho summer sch-ol at Clemson Collcgo there will be nightly lectures on a variety of subjects. Among the apeakors will be many men of promi nence in tho state and thu lectures Will be entertaining af wit as instruc tlw These lectures are tree to all! and tho people of the vicinity ot the] coll?ge, in Anderson, Plckens and Ccon^s. counties aro Invited to attend an yor all of thom. On each Satur day evening during tho school there! will bb raov'eg pictures and these] also will bs ?reo. DIPLOMATS OF BOTH SIDES WORKING HARD TO WIN SUPPORT tl TEUTONS FORCES MENACE FRONTIER Assembling of Greek Parliament May Decide Course of Bal kan States. Loudon. Aug. 14.-Affaira Io tus Hallams aro approaching a crisis. While diplomatic negotlationc con tinue lu th0 effort to Induce tho state? still neutral to Join one side or tho other tho Teutonic powers hare mass ed troops on tho Balkan frontiers, supposedly to Torc? ? .7?y through to Turkey, ahlch ?? oe badly in need or shells. This coure,:? rat len, which 'has been followed by artillery .?(tacha on Ser bian positions, ls equally* menacera Rumania, which again has refused tc* permit shells to pass through her ter*-' rltory to Turkey. The Romanian army. Is already partially mobilized and' four new division of reserves called Out. Whether Greece and Serbia will ngr?;o to Macedonia to Bulgaria der to Induce her to Join the alltea' -will-probably be known when the, Greek and Serbian parliaments meet next week. Serbio, ahowa an inclina tion to yield, bat Greeeeaas thus far firmly retilsed. The Greek attitude may change when former Premier Venizelos agata comes into power with the reassemb ling of the Greek parliamnt, but a Berlin dispatch says King Constantino ls reported to have offered him the Premiership upon tho condition that ho maintain strict neutrality. Should Bulgaria attack Serbia however, Greece la bound by treaty to aid Sor b?a. London, Aug. 14.-The steady pro gress of the Bavarian forces eastward from Warsaw is taken lhere to. Indi cate that the Germans massing their main movements for a drive.through tho Russian center and continuance of the envelopment effort in the north along the Dvina. Petrograd and Berlin agree that tba Germans have occupied Sokolow, Sied Ice and Lukow, forming a Ger man front 60 miles east of Warsaw and 60 miles wide. It is over halt way the Ute Hrcst-Lltovsk linc, which the Russians aro making a new center of defense. This point will probably be abandoned, awing to tho speed of the German advance since Warsaw fell and continued pressure toward the north. Petrograd claims that the Germans have been checked between Poule we sch and Uvlnak. Berlin does not concede this, but in any event It does not effect, tho advance of the flanks farther north. SH?r the moment, how ever, tho intensity of fighting ls giv ing way to a scramble of retiring forcea to avoid flin enveloping net and rapid advance of the Germans. The otttcomo of those movements . will Srobably bo indicated within a few lys. German correspondents say th? Russians are following the l?ctica ot their Napoleanin campaigns, devas tating the country so the German! can not find shelter. The western Held It quiet, except skirmishes. The war cloud hangs over the Bal kans still. A Central News Amstel dam dispatch rays Germany ia pr? paring for eventualities by sending 40,000 men from Warsaw to the 8ef>* blan frontier. Reports from the east coast ot England aay large ejrowdn watched: the battle ot the Brit lah airships wfta the Zeppelins which participated ia th A raid Thursday. Tho British ?teamer Cairo and the smack Amethyst were sunk today by aubmarines. Report SMtettle*. London, Aug. 14.-The reports that Germany offered Russia a separate peace with free use of the Dardanelles la ridiculed ty the Hamburg Nach-* richten, says a Reuier Amsterdam dis patch. It declares Germany does not own the Dardanelles and can not of fer, them io anyone . They are th? property of the Turks, who fcava proved their ability to defend t*-tn. Harkens** AaVaaees. Merlin. Aug. ?4.^-Mackenaen'a forcea pursuing the PJusslaits from the south have reached the line ot tho Radsyn WldwiOdaw high road, it Ia officially announced.