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VOLUME II. _ ANDERSON, S. C SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1915. i ?. ?^B?mm?wm??mm?msB^?m???ms??m?mmmmmmm ' , _ NUMBER 197. PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE MEETS IN NEW YORK TODAY v. . VILLA EXPRESSES GREAT SURPRISE Fears Warning to Americans Means Recognition of Car ranza By Conference. ? Wash.-gton. Sept. 17,-Steps that may" h ad to the recognition of a gov ernment in Mexico wil be discussed at the conference in New York tomor row of tho Pan-American diplomats with Secretary Lansing presiding. While no decision has been reached as to which faction is to receive recogni tion, the prospects of Carranza aro most favorable. The intention is to hold a series pf conferences in which .conflicting ter ritorial claims and tito purposes of respective movements may be1 ex amined . A personal telegram received in New York tonight from Villa ex presses surpriso that Americans have boen warned to leave northern Mexi co. The fear is felt in Villa quarters that the warning may bo .preliminary to tho recognition of Carranza. Ninety Killed in Wreck. Laredo, Sept. 17.-Ninety were killed In thc wreck of-a military train near Saltillo late Wednesday, according to advices reaching hero. The train was en routo from Saltil lo of Monterey carried out Carranza za troops. It left the track near Canyon. Two coaches fell to the rocks below. Soldlors, women camp followers and children were ground to pieces. Passengers arriving today said a large number of bodies were Visible Where they liad been plied togetisor preparatory to burutl. ?All-tho dead* are Mexicans. Tho rails spread, lt is believed. .CHILL DECLARES HUES WILL WIN Says Russian Retreat Added to England's Borden and Situa tion is Serions. London, Sept. 17. -In the first pub lis speech make by a member of the British cabinet since the publication of rumors of cabinet differonce? ovor conscription, Winston S. Churchill, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster nt Fifield today declared the allies would be successful if they utilized their whole strength and national capacity. Churchill said that the Russian re treat placed a new and unmistakable burden on England and: thal the sit uation was serious. ATLANTA MEN ARRESTED FOB BEATING UP ?IRL Atlanta, Sept. 17.-P. J. Phillips and J. R. Broadnax, two respectable looking Whtta mea- are under arrest at police headquarters, charged with taking Miss Pearl White, an eighteen year od ?Irl, out in an automobile, and gt vin g her a severe beating. Pot h men will be tried in the etty court on flue charge of assault and but tery . The girl, lt is stated, waa badly bruised about the face and body. NO NERD OF RESERVE FUNDS IN ST. LOUIS DISTRICT Washington, Sept. 17.-William McMartin, federal" reserve agent at St. I xiii I a. liss Informed the treasury department that government funds would act be heeded to finance the crop movement there this year. Newman Erb Improving. New York/Sept, 17.-Newman Krb. the railroad organizer and financier, who swallowed two poison tab)sta by mistake Tuesday, w?s reporte* 1 rest ing comfortably at hts Deal. N. J. country homo Doctors say the case fa?? fair chancea of-recovery. Tbe next throe days will be most critical. I-urnics Presiden! et Chile. Santiago, Slept. 17.--Tho Chilean congress today proclaimed Juan Luis San Fuentes president. Fttent waa chosen at the election last May 9 New Annapolis Chief nm . Captain Edward TV. Eberle. Captain Edward W. Eberle bas been chosen as superintendent of tito An I napolia Academy to succeed Admiral I Fullam, who goes to command the re serve naval fleet in Puget Sound. There have been charges of politics | in connection with the chango. Ii has .been said in Washington that Admiral I Fullam was transferred beoau?e of political enemies he had made during tlie recent investigation into thefts of examination papera by thc cadets. WiTH WILSON No Information Given Out Re garding Conference-Believed There W3I Be No More Notes On Subject Washington, Sept. 17.-President Wilson and Secretary Lansing con ferred on international affairs and Secretary Lansing then left on a ten days' vacation. No pressing develop ments are expected during that time. Secretary Lansing announced the new note to Great Britain on interference with American trade was completed. The rote ia very long. It will not bo sent probably until definite word is received from Berlin regarding tho submarino cases. Ono interesting feature of the note is said to be thc vigorous objection to the British attitude that ti>e burden of proof resta upon tho owners and shlppors of cargoes. The United States holds it is the duty of the British government to prove tho guilt of shippers. The president and secretary confer-, -red at length on Mexican affairs. Both na vd a tentative course of action in mind, but will await the opinion of all the conferees. The prospects of the recognition of Carranza are more ?favorable chiefly because of his mili tary advance?. Mei lean leaders, how ever, *tll be asked, to give detailed in formation as to their respective move ment. . ASM FEDEHAL AID IN Experts Will Try to Keep Mexi can Weevil Out of Sea is land ?strict. Thomasville, Sept. 17.-Stato and J federal aid will bo aaked for in the fl?ht against the boll weevil by tw** ty-rour south Georgia countie?. re preaented at a conference here today, when plana for a permanent crgaplea 11ion were made. It ls officially announced that G. D. Smith, an expert of the federal bureau ? of entomology, would- ha assigned to this sect ion. Sf ?-lo Agrlpultu ?thia section.. State Entomologist E. I Lee Worshaw. W. 1>. Pierce, of tho federal bureau, and W. H. Hinda. State entomologist Alabama were j among tho speakers at the confer jeace. TEUTON ARMY HOLE WILL MAKE SERK THE RIVER WIL Loudon, Sept. 17.-on liinden berg's army is astride ?he Dvinek Vilria railway and both towns are seriously threatened- While tho Rus sians doubtless wilt make an effort to hold Dvinsk, which can offer strong resistance because of the swift Dvina river, Vilna is defended only by the army to delay the German advance. The German center made a slight advance east of Pinsk and the Rus sians continue their offensive in Gali cia. Greece apparently has decided to remain neutral and Rumania appears definitely on tho side of tho allies alone. The troops on Gallipoli are taking a rest while only artillery engage ments mark fighting in the west. London. Sept. 17.-Petrograd ad mit 11 ir-1 the Russians are falling back In the direction of Pinsk, the capture of which the Germans announced yes terday. The occupation of inls town may be expected to facilitate great ly the progress of Mackensen's forces through the Peripet in ar she-J. Owing to the propagation of tho Durna, domestic affairs are occupying GERMANY MAKES BMMSES TO BULGARIANS Said to Have Offered Crown of Byzantium to King; Ferdinand in Return for Neutrality of Bal gara--Not Confirmed. Turin, Sept. 17.-The Stampa says it has learned "from. a diplomatic source" that Germany has made ex tensive promises to Bulgaria to ob tain that nation's "benevolent neutral ity." It states that these promises made to King Ferdinand ot Bulga ria by the grand duke of Mecklen burg on behalf of Emperor William, and among them was u:e stipulation that King Ferdinand should have the crown of Byzantium ' This dispatch, which lacks confirma tion, would Indicate a promise to Bul garia of radical boundary extension. The ancient Byzantine empire includ ed all the territory In the various Bal kan nations and in European Turkey BETS $5000 VERDICT ; FOR FALSE CHARGES Supreme Court Sustains Verdict Against Man Who Prosecuted Alleged Swindler. . Atlanta, Sept. 17.-The state su preme court sustained1 the Fulton county eupctio* court's award of five thousand dollars damages granted J. N. Bateman, of Atlanta, against Frank Rothleutner of KUgore. Neb. About two years ago Rothleutner had; Bateman tried on charges of c wir. ?ling him out of approximately nine thousand dollars tiere end in Miami, Fla., through alleged hefting on fake horse races. When the case against Bateman was dismissed he sued Fothleotner. WAnfiWOlrTiCH MOTION TO DISMISS CHARGE 18 DKM FD New York, Sept. 17.-A motion tn dismiss the case charging misuse, of the mails against Phillp A. 'Wads worth in connect inn with the flota tion of the Cotton Growers Coopera tive Society was denied here. Wads worth is wanted tn Atlanta. GERMANS PRESERtflNtt FRENCH WORKS OF Af?' Berlin. 8epl. 17.-The Overseas agency says the Germana are taking every precaution to p rester ve art works taken front occupied French cities eVeh at the risk ot the lives ct German soldiers. ?S BOTH SIDES OF ! DUS EFFORTS TO HOLI .L AID THEIR DEFENSE rV?L?P?LI TAKING RES' tho russians' .attention . The effect of this incident on thc military situa tion ls feared, ka General Hussky,. the Russian commander in the north in dicated tn.a proclamation calling up on fie workmen not io slacken their cfforta to keep tho army supplied witli munitions. Severe fighting scorns under way again on the Gallipoli, although no official reports have b<~ :n received recently. Tia- Turks c' m several successful attacks in 'th Aanafarta region. Athens and Ito. continue to aend out reports that ne Turka' defensive power is weakening, but no official confirmation baa been recolv Diapatchea ni Greece express strong belief mal Turkey and Bul garia tiave deftvitely reached strong belief that Turkey and Bulgaria have definitely reached an agreement, but in the near east, it ls not believed that this will lead to actual participa tion in the war, hy Bulgaria on the side of the German powers. An immediate offensive by the Austro-Gertnan forces against Ser bia is not expected. Artillery duels on the western !--. j ix. ?Aw._!Z?r. PRES. OF HAITI Action is in Line With Intention of Officials to Make a Treaty With Haiti Giving U, S. Protectorate; Over Island. . 'Wa?V.:Jngton. Sept. 17.-Formal rec ognition haa been, accorded hy thc United States to the HaiMen govern ment headed by President D. Arti gueuavc. This action ls In the line ? Intended by the administration to make a treaty with Haiti by which tito United States will assume a virtual protractorate over Haiti. While tho tr&aty is now before fae HaHien congress lt cannot become ef fective until approved by the United States senate. ?Lear Admiral Caperton, command ing Ste naval expeditionary force on the island, reported that national sa lutes were given with the Port Au Prince batteries. Officers on In??*ctiop Trip. Cape Ha?tien, ;^pt. 17.-Colonel RU K. Cole and olonel Li W. T. Wal ler, or the American expeditionary j forces left here on an armed train for an inspection of the Grand Fivers I district southeast of here. They were accompanied by General Carlos Zanier, former minister ot tho In terior. SHERIFF ELUDES MOB WITH NEGRO PRISONER Feared Lynching pf Mob Got Negro Who Shot Three Year Old Girt Alexandria, La., Sept. 17.-Sobe Johnson, the negro who on Tuesday killed tho three year old daughter of O. E. Dean, ol the Naval Stores Co., with a load of shot Intended for Dean, 'waa captured and brought here for safekeeping. Til? ilveriff said posses were hunting the negro .and intended lynching him. *??**?*??*+??++?*+#***. ? ? ? COLUMBIA t'A RM K VS ? ? STRIKE J? SETTLED. .? ? -- ? ? . Columbia, fiept. 17.- ? V TV. rough rho mediation e? ? ? Governor Manning the oC- ? '? lumbla trolley strike was sst- ? ? tied tonlff .t. the carmon ? 6 agreed to leave the me:hod* * ? of inspection, wh'.c.h caused. ? ? tho strike lo the governor. v* ? ? ? ? ? ???????????-?????o**? IG IS BOTH > VILNA RAILWAY-RUSSIANS > DVINSK, WHERE -TROOPS ON r front und the German reply to the Frendh KUUH is growing in inten sity. U reece Mast Be Neutral. Athen*, Sept. 17.-Indications are Unat tho Greco-Bulgarian relations aro improving. In tho most influen tial circles the conviction is Said to have been reached that Greece must remain neutral. The pro-Ruflsian newspaper Mir has been suppressed. Vienna, Sept. 17.-Wireless to Tuckerton-An Austrian ' submarine ] torpedoed and sank a large BrRIsh ? transport a few days ago in the southern Adriatic, it announced ! here. Spy Executed. London, Sept. 17.-It is officially announced that a spy was executed lhere. The came is not given. Berlin, Sept. 17.-The war office announced tfiat von Hindenburg's forces, which have f lan <-- 1 Vllna and Dvinisk, have captured Vlday, 35 miles south of Dvinisk. EXPLORER OF ARCT IS HEARD FROM First Newe of Steffanaeon'a Party] For Over Year and Half-! Great Explorer Saya He Hat j Discovered New Land. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 17.-A mes sage recoived. from Ottawa, Ontario, today that Vildijalmar Steffanssoln, expedition, via Nome, Alaska, was tJ.:o : first tidings from the explorer In a I year- and a half, as no news of Stef- ! unsson and bis two companions had ? boen received since the supporting party turned back April 7, 1914, from ('amp Soparation on the north coast, of Alaska. At this time he waa ex pected to reach Banksland on tho drifting ice, but the strong current from the Mackenzie rlv/r and unfavor. able winds drove the Ice west. Stef ansson's friends hoped tfiat thia drift would carry tho party toward Sibe ria. Trading schooners and whalers in the Arctic this summer were asked to keep a sharp lookout for the explor ers. ' Last month, vessels arrived at Nome after trading along the Alas kan and Siberian shores and reported that no trace of Steffanssou had been found. Is oa. Baaks Laad. Nome, Alaska, Sept. 17.-Steffens son ia on Banks-Land. The schooner Ruby arrived yesterday with dis patches from bim to the Canadian gov ernment. Itt Safe. Ottawa, Sept 17.-Announcement was made in government quarters today that Vii.?di Jal mar Steffanson, tho Arctic explorer, who has been heard from vas safe. Steff ar saon had not preciously been heard from since April. 191-4. It had been be lieved (hat he and several Companions were lost. Steffansson's message to the naval ( department dated from Barllie Island, ' August ' 8, via Nome. Alaska, Septem ber 16, stated (he was to continue hui northern exploration. Ho purchased tho schooner Polar Bear nod has two years supplies. Ile plans to explore 145 degrees west and 82 north. Fonndv New Laad. Nome. Sept/ 17.-Steffansson dis covered new land southwest ' of St. Patrick's land. He is preparing to explore lt. EIGHTEEN ECHES WEMB 1 POUND ON LINER BARRE Walkington. Sept. 17.-In an-' pouncing to the state department to- j day Cbs arrival at Aaorea Ot the Fahre liner. Santa Anna. American Consul Bchnltx reported that eighteen fuses were found on the shi? and that the explosiona occurred before the ves ral reached Axores. Neutrality Board Head j Janies Brown Scott. James Brown Scott, former sollet- i tor ot the atate department, ls the < head of the United Staion neutrality , board, vhloh pasaos on all questions of neutrality in which the United 1 States in involved. S Ml I , ABOUT ARABIC -?- ..^..r-.- -.~>.'-- --- ....... t iiit Have Final Discussion of Inter national Questions Before Lans ing's Departure For Vacation Note to England Completad. ! Berlin, Sept. 17.-Ambassador Gerard called on Foreign Minister Von Jagon today, (presumably In con nection with- the Arabic situation, but information concerning tito subjects dealt witli was not divulged. While nothing can be learned confirming the Washington dispatch saying lt was tlie intention ot the two countries .to opep conversations on the submarine situation, officials assume it la correct and believe tho best adjustment can come by conversation. I Berlin,. Sept. 17.-Reports have been received that President Wilson will make no formal reply to tho Ger I maa communication regarding ti;e sinking of tho Arabic, but will confer [ confidentially with Ambassador von 1 Bernatorff. j ThU is acclaimed by The- G?rmenla ' aa a new indication of tho good will ot the American government and tho in tention to como to au understanding wi)a the United States. . Previous diplomatic interchanges, .uys The Germania, "h?ve been made under disadvantageous circum stances because the protests to Ber lin have been reported In advance in the Brltis/i dispatches. AUSTRtAH NURSES MAY VISIT SLAV PRISONS! Provided Russian Nurses Are Ex tended Same Privilege By Austrian Government. Vienna, Sopt. 17.-The Austrian ?government learned that Russia ls ? willing to permit Austrian nurses to visit Russian prison camps provided Russian nurses receive that privilege In Austria. Diplomatie negotiations . to this end are under way throng* ! 1 the Danish Red Cross. Such plans are now effective between Russia and Germany. PUS/LING (iUKSTMIN FOR GEORGIA DIV01MK Ci M ICI' Atlanta, Sept. 17.-Whether a di vorcee in Georgia, who has re-mar ! ried, can force her former husband who has also remarried, to pay back alimony, ls the question which will '> come up noxt week in the Fulton su perior court before Judge Bilis. Lolyd Jonas' is appealing to fbe court to Ciave ah alimony order set aside, on the ground that he oughn't to pay lt under present circumstances and he also asks that his lormer wife be enjoined from trying to collect any back alimony. DIFFERENCE OVER INTEND ED USE OF FUNDS TO BE RAISED BANKERS WOULD BAR MUNITIONS Commission Wants to Usa Funds to Cover All Exports Rata of Interest Also Unsettled. ,_ ?jh??? Now York, Sept. 17.-The Anglo drench tlnanciel commissioners seeking a credit loan and American fi nanciers who expect to supply the nonoy are reported at odds tonight iver tihe quostion of including war nunithvus among the exports to bs paid for by the loan. It is the commission's view that the credit should provide funds for all .xporta and the bankers think the loans should cover. only such ex horts as wheat, cotton, manufactured products and another method found to >ay war munitions. While ?jae situa tion bas not reached a dead lock but the line of demarcation ls clearly de fined. The bankers, too, want to know about the Russian part 'and some would deal directly with Ry sula. A third point of disagreement con cerns the rate ot interest the com mission would pay the bankers bc id bag out Cor more. - New ork, Sept. 17.-The Anglo Franc?; commission and representa tives of big banking houses held an? Dither secret meeting. They are en deavoring to agree on the proposed :redit loan to Great Britain and (.Yanee. No further word since last light when the commission stated ad mich had been accomplished lt hoped mon to issue a definite statement of the progress made. The proposal ls said made by Ameri can tankers that the corot dsston be given a loss half the original aunt, (500,000,000 lt ls said is already promised. This ls not altogether satisfactory to the commission. It ls jelievcd this sum will be increased to $GOO,f>t)0,ooo or possible seven fifty thousand. ? What ever the amount, lt ls gen erally believed the loan will pay in vestors five per cent. Whether the loan will he used more y to purchase wheat, cotton and >thor commodities to a subject of discussion. It is believed that ic ls understood that no war munitions be bought a largor loan could be floated. Rho commission opposes thia plan. It rants a loan to cover exporta at ev >ry form. BBYAK CONSIDERS TRIP ?0 E?BOPEF?R PEACE Announces He Is Considering Making Trip as Privat* Peace Envoy. Washington, ' Sept. 17.-William Jennings Bry?n announced tonight that he (had taken hadar advisement the suggestion of foreign langnage newspaper editors that he make a trip o Europe as a private peace envoy. Washington, sept. 17.-Plans to tend Bryan to Europe on a peace nlsslon was the subject of m confer ece between Bryah and Or. William Tongo, representing the editor of \merlcan newspaptts published in '?reign languages. Before visiting Sryan. Forgo in a public statement lutltncd bis plan as developed, con em^latlnf a personal visit hy Bry in tb the belligerent nations to argus 'or peace. Portio said that Bryan iad already given him the impression shat ir the trip were undertaken, itryan himself, "for the love of the uuise would not only sacrifice his imo, but will pay hhs own expenses.N New Shooting: Record. Atlantic ?ty, Sept. 17.-A record ttor registered tournaments made ia he Weuley Hog;\n ascot ?y Laster S. lei man of Aberdeen. Md., protesoioo il, who completed bia total pf five mud red targets wUIi four hundred ind ninety-nine breaks.