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VOLUME n. _ ANDERSON, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1915. _
_ NUMBER 230. HIS COURSE IN PRESENT CRISIS MAY DECIDE FATE PF EUROPE MAY NOT SUPPORT ENTENTE ALLIES Allie? Hoping Publie Opinion Will Force Change in Constantine's Neutrality Plan. London, Oct. 6.-Events of the past few days In tho Balkans may hare greater weight in- deciding th? fate of Eurone tuan the greatest bat tles of the war. King Constantine of Greece, a brother-in-law of the German emper or, appears to hold the balance of power for the hour in the near east. When Greece seemed on the point of entering war on the side of ti.ve en tente he dismissed .the premier and assumed personal'control of the gov ernment with M. Zaimfs, head of the new coalition cabinet. Advices from Petrograd announce that Bulgaria's reply to'Russia. Dip lomatic relations between the two countries have been severed and Russian interests in Bulgaria' confid ed to tho Dutch representatives. Bulgaria's reply to Russia was sent Tuesday afternoon. At tho same time, lt la said, Serbia waa giren twenty-four thoura to cede Macedonia. While the Greek cabinet cristo did not retard the landing of more allied troops at Saloniki and the operations toward the Serbian frontier, actual Greek support may be lacking end the allies need heavy reinforcements. "King Constantine" received the French minister today but did not mention Ute landing of French troops. Tho Entente powers hope Greek popular sentiment will force tfic king from neutrality. .. Military axtirtty ia reported on the Bulgarian frontier of Rumania, but nothing indicates Rumania has aban doned her plan ot neutrality. Entente Ministers Leaving Sofia. Sofia, Oct. 6.-The Russian, French, British, Italian and Serbian ministers asked tor their passport yesterday. --- '? Petrograd, Oct. 6.-Bulgaria has rejected'the Russian demands anfl sent an ultimatum to Serbia concern ing Macedonia according to informa tion reaching the Serbian . Archl mandrie Michael, aays a Moscow telegram to the Bourse.Gazette. Bul garia demands that Serbia reply to tbs ultimatum within twenty-four hours. ~ - London, Oct.- 6.-A. Reuters Atri ens correspondent says that Rumania Is hurriedly dispatching troops to the Bulgarian frontier, and ls feverishly fortifying Qinrgovo on tho Danube forty miles south of Ucharest across tho river from LVjlgarla. Fmmanlan officers of Bulgarian origin have been transferred to the interior- posts. Lon.'.oJ, Oct. 6.--Word' from Ath ?nB, 3aya that King Constantine <hes> accepted the resignation of the Vent? solos cabinet. Tho . ablnet was un able to agree wit? the king con corning the country's next, step In tho Balkan crisis. < The retirement carno unheralded, after thef chamber o? deputies bad given a vote of con fidence in Cte ministry; * Official telegrams from Athens, ;? tho Greek legation hara, says that Venisolps relinquished the c'fllco at 8:30 last night. No reasons wer* given? Tbs former clash of ?minion oct we? ii the king and premier result ing Aa the latter's temporary rettre menr left little doub* that the present Instan.? involves tfte ramilla'' issue rairtd by Yehioslos; thai Greece ail ike quickly in bel.a'r of Serbian end Wie ?ptente powers. lt seems certain that Bulgaria will 'Join Germany, Austria 'ead Turkey. Atoifttetter will doubtless be' brought to a-hoad by landing the allies troops ut Saloniki. ?This proct?duro is re garded Ker?, as In effect placing " Greece definitely with ... the entente powers, ?a she ls considerad as hav ing virtually acquiesced in tho coun ter move against Bulgaria. .The Russian* will reinforce and ere slowly increasing the attach. The ar tillery seems to be striking harder blow? daily. Tho official German com roonicatkma arcano loa ger registering measurable is?va?ces. t The western ??tu ellon reached a ?tate of a renewal of pr?parations af ter the ireoaat allied ofensivo. Tho Germana ?rs struggling to regain the ground lost. Intense ar tillery actions Again predominate on th? Fraaefr, front ?udlcat?ng /that the positions captured have been consoli dated. Preparations are under way. for anothtf. attacks INVESTIGATION OF CON DUCT TO BE CONTINUED THIS AFTERNOON TESTIMONY HAS FAVORED MAYOR I? Expected to Show That He ? Was Visiting District in Of ficial Capacity. Columbia, Oct, 6.-His attorney an nounced ' tonight that Mayor ' Griffith would take the stand in hts own be half when the investigation proceed ings into the charges and rumor against him are continued at 1 o'clock tomorrow in the council chamber. It was said also that at the con clusion of his testimony there would be no further investigation before- thc council and the citizens' committee and that the council would Teach no' decision as it is not a judicial body. Trie investigation was began Tuesday afternoon. The testimony yesterday went to show that Mayor Griffith had regu lated the restricted district as well as any other' i?if?Y 'SUd "had~been- per-: sistent in bis orders to the police de partment regarding the ' enforcement of liquor laws, especially in houses of ill fame. Attorneys for the .citizens' commit tee and for Mayor Griffith said that they had endeavored to secure the presence of Samuel J. Nicholls, mem ber of congress, as a witness. Th? former said Mr. Nicholls could not be located and the latter said that Mr. Nicholls refused to come at the pres ent time though he expressed his willingness to come later and testify. Medical testimony was produced that women of ill fame were as a rule subject to hysterical outbreaks. H. C. Mills said that soon after the alleged agair Grace McCray bad told him in-reply to his question that she had been struck but that she did . not say who struck her. Testimony was also given that during the afternoon of September 18 Mayor Griffith bad said that he was going to make a tour cf the segregated district as head ot thu police departments* TARIFF SUPPLEMENTS ? SUSPENDED BY !. C. G. . . Proposed Ratea Would Mean In crease of Coal Rate to South ern Railway Points. Washington, Oct. -fi.-The Inter state Com.tr erce Commission today suspended ui?tll February four sup plements to bte tariffs bf the Nash ville, Chattanooga dc St Louis rail way vhich pr?vido the cancellation of ?int rates on coal in carload 2&t*i om the Tennessee mines to Geuv Hi ville, Georgia, and other Southern railway points. The ratas proposed if the Joint rates ' were cancelled would be ten to seventy' cents u ton higher than thc Joint rates. GERIV?AT?Y ISSUES NEW WHITE BOOK Chargea Ose of Cloted Troops By Allies Violation of Interna tional Law. i'eris. Oct. fi.-A Geneva dispatch says th,-. German L?gation br Switz erland gave out a new lhh? Book cnttUed "Violations pt tntem*ttonal Law by Great Britain and France Em ploying Colored Troops to Etm>p*a?r War." Seneca Merchant Deed. Seneca, . Oct, .?.?4kt?. > W. If. Moore, a merchant of ?.:ls l?lace and a highly respected gent?enVaa. diel at his hame bore this tneratng afta? several weeks illness. He is sur vived by his wife and several daugh ter. j Wireless Telephony 4^600 Miles and Men Who Discovered Method | . fr * . . ' !a j jf?y^ / \c A u A j? A^N^^^X I y?> AB50?'&~~ - ~m~ /UNITED STATES \ fw** PRESENT EXTREME RANGE OF WIRELESS TELEPHONE. 1 ^^^??lEh \/ - : \j-PRESENT EXTT&MB WAJt?E OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPH 1 ' J^AMCRlcXy.. /Va-<^ SKINNER RETURNING FOR CONSULTATION To Discus? Questions Relative to British Detention of Meat Cargoes. . London, Oct. 6.-Robert P. Skin ner, the American cohaul-general sailed for the United States on ? short leave within three weeks. Skin ner is unwilHtt, to discuss the Wash ington report -at -the American note to Great "* itain relative to the detention of American goods would be held up until his return to Washing ton, rle has no in form at'JU. He added, however, that he experted to 'discuss trade problems with tho American officials. Repr?sentatives o shipping Inter ests hope that Skinner's visit may loason -their difficulties. The main trouble bas been in the methods ot the British authorities in releasing cargoes bound for Holland and Scan dinavia. More reliance is placed on the personal .reputation of exporters and importers, and the 'belief' ot British officials in the good faith ot the consigners and consignees, that in formal declarations. The great difficulty has been to establish the reputation and integrity of American exporters three thousand miles away.. It is believed that some machinery should be oet up in the United States to obviate the difficulty. .Note Almost Beady. Washington, Qct.-:'g;?-Secretary Lansing Indicated that the settlement of the Arabic ease thad cleared the way for the dispatch ot a note to Oreat. Britain covering the general subject of trade negotiations and lu treference with American-Germans in neutral trade. The note Ss ready to be forwaruJd. It ts a lengthy docu ment, covaring the general situation. The note is understood to centeno tha& the burden o fproof is upon th.v Brit ish government to er-.oW the goto's ot ! a neutral destination, destroyed . or, s. ?sed, are intended for Germany. .?nd that the assumption that all food p.?..*ducts going ?to Germany are in-' leaded for military uss Justified by ] International law. . * i ? * . Washington, Oct. JG.-A discussion of thc Lusitania case wilt probably bc rem-med soon with the German em bassy. Secretary Lansing would ixoi say whether the coming negotiatlonc would be placed in ?he same category with toe details of liability -in the Arabic ?-sse. German circles felt this would-be the ease. It ls believed pos sible that there wilt be no formal answer to the last Lusitania r?ote framed in the Berlin foreign office, as Ambassador Berastorf. has foll power to act. FRANCE I-iELPS STORM STRICKEN Contribute Five Hundred for Ravi H?f Work and Exteattu Sympathies. .Ve* orleans Oct 6.-The French goT?mn?nt through Foreign Mlnls jter Beleasse,, todsy aut'.orlxed me consul here to deliver five hnndred dollars Tor the re?i*f of storm J sufferers and convey the tym pa thies ^France. , .A as PRESIDENT ? '$ TO j HIS ENGAGEMENT TO MRS. 1 FRQM WHITE HOUSE DING IN D Washington, Oct.. 6.-President Wilson auniAunead tqnlght his en* gagement to Mrs. Uorman Qalt of Washington. Thc date of the wedding has not been fired but it will prob ably take place in December at the home of the brldeselect. The brief announcement from the White House made by Secretary Tumulty was a surprise to official Washington, but not to the intimate friends of tfce President. It. waa Miss Margaret Wilson and her cousin,' Miss.. Helen Woodrow Bones, who drew Mrs. Galt into the White House circle. They mot her in autumn of last'year. She spent a RED GROSS CLOSES MEXICO CI?? STATION Carranza Authorities Declare Re Bef Work in Capital no Logger Necessary. Mexico City, Oct. 6.-Charles J. O'Connor, representative here of the American Red Cross, has been In structed from Washington to close theft ed CroBc station hero and leave the >country as the Carranga authori ties declare relief work is no longer necessary. British to Pile Claims Washington. Oct. 6.-Claims of BriBsft .resident? in Vera Crut for between for ty a nd fifty thousand dol lars, arising from requisitions by the American forces occupying that city last year, will soon be filed with the state department. The-, principa? claimant is a Hrttish owned light and power company, for property taken by the American troops. MUST^PL^y NOVEMBER FIRST Importers Seeking Release of Ger man Goods Now Hakf Mast Apply Soon. Washington, Oct. ?.-The British embassy has notified trade advisers of the state department th-it all publi cations of American Importers for permits to release geoda of German and Austrian origin .'jeld up /Abroad must he Bled by November first. Thc applications be received ?n all caaes where American importers ' had paid tor or contracted for-the goods prior to March first. . - Frans Josef Reverted 111. Rome. Oct. C.--.It is said by good authority here that Emperor Francis Joseph of austria'ls'dangerously ill. The Crown Prince ia summoned to Vienna. His Illness .-Ja kept secret fear of the influence it might have upoa the international situation. WILSON WED AGAIN NORMAN GALT ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT- WED EC EMBER month this summer ut Cornish as a | guest of Margaret Wilson and lt was I there the president dad an opportunity j to meet and know her. Mrs. Oatt is the widow of a Wash- I ington Jeweler, who died eight years | ago, leaving the business which still bears his name. She ls a woman of unusual beauty and haa lived in Wallington since her marriage in eighteen ninety-six. She is about thirty-eight and .was Edith Bolling,| born at Wytheville, Virginia. Since the president's return to I Washington he and Mrs. Galt havel spent many evenings together. To night Mrs. Galt waa at dinner at ttie White House. GOETHALS WILL KOLO ?OSITION ON CANAL Has Wired Withdrawal of Resig nation and W?I Stay While Needed. Panama, Oct .6.-On his arrival here tonight from New York Major | General George W. Goethals announc ed that he had withdrawn his resig-l nation as governor of the canal tone because of thc recent slides which ? closed Panama Canal traffic. Goethals said he would remain in Panama until the condition of tho canal would permit bis departure.- ?Io said he had cabled Secretary Garrison ; the withdrawal of his resignation Which would have been effective. No-, vember first. He did not seem worried over the| slides. BLAMES UGH CAPITAL FOR SOCIETY'S FAILURE Organiser of Cotton Growers* Co operative Society Still Be Kevo* in Plan. New York, Oct. 6.-Only the lack ! of capital to carry on the educational campaign to arouo interest among the I frrmers of the south prevented the Cotton Growers Cooperative Society | from becoming a success, testified H. F. Stillwell, secretary of the society ? tn the nesting brought by the govern ment to have promoter Phillip C. Wadsworth removed to Atlanta for | trial for using the mails to defraud. He said Wadaorth'e scheme of scien tific marketing waa worthy of fiad* ?ess. Ha?tiens gforreeeer Ams. Washington, Oct. 6.-Native Kai-1 tien troops in the vicinity of Cape I Ha?tien are turning in their arma : as agreed, Kear-admiral Caperton re MIDVALE STEEL CO. BUYS JW PLANTS Wm. E. Corey'? Hundred Million Dollar Corporation Now Sec* ond Largest in ?. S. New York, Oct. 6.-Announcement wa made tonight that the Mid valu Steel ft Ordnance company, a. hun dred million dollar corporation re cently organized hy Wm. E. Corey, lu addition to purchasing the Midvale Steel Co*, has acquired the Worth Brothers Co., plant ot Coat s vii le, Penn.; the CoatavilU Rollin?- milla, and the Remington Arias Co., of Del aware and Eddystone, Penn., and ac* quired options of three hundred mil lion tons ot Iron ore. With the exception of tho United Stathes Steel Corporation the Midvale now becomes the largest steel con cern in point of captalizaUon in tho country. SAYS NA IONAL GUARD IS VIBTOALtr USELESS Paper Strength Would Shrink to Twenty.Fi ve Thousand in War Says Gen. Lake. Washington, Oct. 6.-The three day session of the National Defense rion terence closed today with the adoption of resolutions favoring_an Immediate military and naval in crease. Congress will be urged to create a National Defense Council. Oeneral H. Oden Lake, commande? of the Anny and Navy Union said che national guard ls virtually useless cs presently constituted and its paper etrengt)!, in the opinion of military experts, would shrink to twenty-five thousand effectives in war time. BANK CASHIER GETS FIVE YEARS Son of Famous Yacht Racer Plead Guilty to Making Fabe Report New York, Oct. 6.-Henry C. Haff, a son of Hank Haff, skipper for American cup yacht dofenders. was sentenced today to five years in the Atlanta penitentiary after pleading guilty to making a false report on the condition Of tho National Bank of Islip, Long leland, of which he was cashier. -, Schooner. Tofa test. Mobile, Oct. 6.-A cablegram from Captain Horden of Mobile, owner of the American schooner Tofa from Ianacla. ?tated the schooner waa lost in th? recent hurricane. The craw waa saved. Alkea Magi (?trate Suspended. Cdlmubla, Ort. 6.--On fa? general charge of "misconduct io of&co" Gov ernor Manning this afternoon signed an order indefinitely suspending W. E. Baker, magistrate at Langley la i Aiken county from. oi*co. FEW CHANGES "EPORTED ON EITHER FRONT RUSSIAN FORCES ARE ON OFFENSIVE IN SOME SECTORS HINDENBURG GETS REINFORCEMENTS le Expected to Make Another At tempt On Oater Fort? of Dvinak. London, Oct. 6.-Little change ls reported In the military situation on any front. Unconfirmed reports say an Austro-German army oatimatcd at :air million is proceeding through Hungary to attack Serbia. Military observers think the number ls less than that aa there bas been no evi dence ot a heavy withdrawer of Ger man troops from either the eastern or western front. The Russians are on the offensive^ In some sectors. Von Hindenburg,* who has been laeld up with heavy loss- \ es in his drive on Dvinak, is receiving reinforcements for another attempt to force a way through the cities' outer defenses. In Charo pag/ie the French captured. Tabure and the summit of the hill. Tabur? ls at a point in the German second line of defense. A general allied artillery bombard ment seems to be preparing the way for a continuation ot the general of fensive. ? The Italians record another ad vance toward Reverto so many times reported evacuated by the Austrians. Allies Losses Heavy, r Berlin, Oct. 6.-The attempt by the French to resume the ' ffonsive . on the Champagne front by a heavy artillery tire against the German i positions was frustrated by. Gemen . artillery the army headquarter!, says. The enemy's. losses were heavy. A?roplanes Lest. Berlin, Oct. 6.-A Greman official statement says that during Septem ber the orman s lost seven aero planes; the British eight; the French twenty-two. This statement refers to the British claims of having ob tained the upper hand over tho Ger man aviators. French Vessel Soak, New York, Oct. 6.-Private ad vices say a French auxiliary cruiser , was torpedoed, ano , sask September 9 off the Island of Rhode by a Teu I tonic submarine. , Paris, Oct. 6.-An Athens dispatch i to the Matin says that French trans ports arrived at Salonkl Friday night, and that troops began to huid Satur day afternoon, liiere is perfect or der in the city. The Inhabitants gave the soldiers .a cordial reception. The Matins correspondent states ?oat re ports to Athens say that three thou sand Germans and Austrian officers have taken over the principal com mands sf. the Bulgarian army. Hors lead. Louden. Oct. 6.-Aa exchange tele graph correspondent reports the land ing of additional French troop- s at Saloniki. A cumber of transports en tered the hort this morning. The forwarding of French troops for Ser bia ls proceeding actively. COTTON EXPORTS FOR AUGUST SKOttiNGREASE Abo Big Increase in Export of Foodstuffs for First Eight Months? Washington. Oct. ?.-Increases in cotton export trade in August ls shown by ?he monthly statement is sued by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic 'JOmmercs. Cotton ex ports for the month wero a hundred and elxtyiwe thousand and fifty-nine bales, with a vfUoe ot moro than r seven and a bait million against two ty-one thousand uro hundred and ten bales valued at moro than a mlltiou last year. A Wtf la?resse in tho ex port of foodstuffs, oh ead co\ton ta shown for the first eight mouths ot tb/? year !f ew Preside*! For ttHaxal. xLfsbon. Portugal. Oct. ?.-?Dr. Bernardino Machado took the oath as president of the republic at a Joint meeting of both houses of parliament toflay. Todar is the fiftfa anniver sary of the proclamation of the re public.