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lm' *>?> ** ? m Anderson, s. c,fr.day morning. January
29. 1Q1K
Germans Claim to Have Inflicted!
Severe Defeat on French at
(By Associated Pres*.)'
LONDON, Jan. 28?Although no big
battles, as battles go in this war, have
been fought of late, there have been
engagements hi all the arenaB from
Asiatic Turkey to the English Chan- i
nel in which the losses in men and
material probably have been greater
in the aggregate than in many of the
battles of history.
According to French reports, Ger- .
man attacks against the allied lines In
Flanders, France and Alsace on the ,
first three, days of the week cost them
20,000 men, to which must be added
the Iosscb suffered In repeated at
tacks on the Russian entrenchments
in central Poland.
All attacks In the west, the allies
nnnQUPc?fpents K(1V failed except near
Craonne. where It 1b admitted the
French l?st 800 men, largely because
of the collapse of an old quarry.
The Germans, on the other hand, as
sert that they inflicted a severe uo- ,
feat'on the French at Craonne and
Utat they repulsed alt French attacks ;
In the-Vosges and Upper Alsace, with
heavy losses.
While it is evident the?e ht???',v?? a'*d 1
counter attacks cost both sides heav
ily, they made no great dlfferenec? in
the relative positions of the opposing
armies. They convey the intimation, |
however, that the Go-mans by. no '
means have given up the idea of de
livering a smashing blow at the allied
armier. 1
"With the approach of dry weather
and the consequent hardening of the
ground. they brought up. new. troops \
with the intention of- getting rln their f
blow before the'full strength of thai
Anglo-French forces -was - ready-- to
meet them. Thus far they .have
mado little, if ^any, headway but, un
dismayed'/ nf? Bending still more
troops through Belgium to Ypres and
La Russee, where earlier in the win
ter, they attempted" to break their way
through to the coast. Knowing, as
they must; th?t the Anxin-V*-rv?h
armies have been "greatly strenghtened
since then, they themselves m'ust nave'
increased their striking power..
The alli?s, however, are-confident of
their ability to hold their present*
lines and move forward when all pre
parations are completed.
In the east interest centres in the
Carpathians, where the Austro-Ger.
mans have brought up new armies to
oppose the Russian Invasion of Hun
gary. According to announcements In
Vienna - they have recaptured some of
tho? passes the.Russians were holding
In strength.
While th? Russians do 'not. relish
giving up any ground gained they de
clare, this is compensated tor by .the
fact that their aggressiveness : has
compelled the Austro-Germans . fa
postpone the expedition. t i ny wore
preparing to crush Serbia. Russia
hopes with her financial position guar
anteed by the recent London loan of
$25,000.000. soon will send her amy in
to the field and form the missing link
between Russia and Serbia.
The Turks, by bringing up their
fifth, army corps, have resumed the
. offensive in the Caucasus, but a Rus
sian report says they have suffered
another setback. Nothing further has.
been heard of th<* Turkish army in
vading Egypt
The British admiralty tonight issued
a formal denial of German. reports
that some British ships had been sunk
in Sunday's North Sea naval battle.
The admiralty adheres, to Re former
statement-that all the British vessels
engaged returned safely. . .
. .The same department also denies a
story from the United States' that the
German cruiser Von der Tann was
Stink, by .he British battle ?miser In
vincible in the South Atlantic and says
there has been no engagements" be
tween these vessels.
_naeat $1.57 In New York.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28,-?May -wheat
sold in New;. York.at ?1.57 today, the
highest since 1898. No 2 red export
basis Was quoted at 11.613-4, and No.
1 northern Manitoba at $1.63. j :.
FJobr prices also advanced- ? Fancy
MJhhegpolfs patents were, .held . at
53.45 a barrel and standard baker noi
ent.q at $7.35 to $7.45.
WASHINGTON.. Jan. ^^ormat
opentag-ceremonies at the Panama
?anal probably will be postponed
from March to Joly, and President
Wilson will go to San Francisco by
ratl to March and to Panama law
" T-3^J?*?- ^ewfi will t^to
place. Although no for^uil anu^.hce
ment of the change In pV.Mis hss been
made, the president has ta*?m up tho
question with Secretary Daniels.
Statement Claims President Garza
and the Villa Army Occupy
03y Ahsociated Prcsa.)
EL PASO l ei , Juu. 23.?Neither
Hoqun Gonzalez Gnrzu, head of the
convention government, nor the Villa
army has evacuated Mexico City, ac
cording to a statement issued today by
the Villa military authorities at
Juarez. It was declared that Garza, in ;
a telegram sent from 'he capital, has i
denied reports of his fight or any dan
ger that the Ourranza forces might
occupy the rity.
The official bulletin said:
The provisional president of Mexico,
Roque Gonzalez Garza, informed ua
today that he remains In the City of
Mexico where he is continuing the
government, emanting from the sov
erign convention, and that the capital
1b not menaced by rebel forces.
"Troops of the division of the north
now occupy the following places in
the State of Coahulla: Cuatro Ciene
Igas (the home of General Carranra),
Sabinas, and Monclova, positions
formerly occupied by strong Carranza
forces which were utterly defeated.
(With the occupation of these places the
government of Mexico dominates the
coal regions of Coahuila State and
I thus controls- suffi' lent fuel to keep
up traffic on all railroads in the re
VERA CRUZ, Jan.* 28.?"We have
recovered Mexico City."
ThlB statement vas made officially
at the Carranza headquarters here to
night. It is beiieved, however, that
the headquarters will be moved to
Mexico City unless the Carranza forc
es can gain control of virtually the
entire country.
The pubnc in Vera Cruz at 6 o'clock
tonight wore apprised by the ringing
of bells of the fact that Mexico City
bad been taken by the Carranza forces.
Was Believed to Have Gone
Down With Twenty-Seven,
Men Aboard,
- ?
(By Ajttodatcd .Pre**.) .
' NEW YOEik, Jan: 2KSSfftS Italian
steamship Angelo Parodl.. which was
lost from view of the revenue cutter
Itasca Tuesday in a fog and was be
lieved to have gone down with her
crew of 27, reached New York tod?y
in tow of the Greek steamer Crios.
The Parodl hod been adrift sine?
January 19, when bar supply of coal
was exhausted. For four days the
Itasc? stood by and tried to get a
Une to the drifting ship.. The Parodi'o
food supply ran out and that increas
ed the crew's sufferings.
During Monday night the Parodi
drifted away from the Itasca in thick
The cutter hunted all day Tuesday
and yesterday for the ship, and not
Unding it, sent a wireless message
last night to rforfoik expressing be
lief that the farodi had sunk about
380 miles off Cape Henry with all on
After the Parodl became separated
from the Itasca, her officers said to
day, the Greek steamer Crios sighted
her at 3 o'clock in the morning of
Januar}* 26 The Crios got a line to
the hel'?desB vessel and took her in
The rescue of the Parodl is the
'second one achieved by the Crios in
successive voyages. On: her previous
crulae from New York to Piraeus on
November 23, the Crios fell in with
the British steamer Gripwell, which
had lost her propeller and towed her
'.o Gibraltar, 800 miles.
Alabama Bank
Closes Its Doors
(By Awodatod Pr?te.)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 28,?Di
rectors Or the Jefferson County Sav
ings Bank announced tonight that the
institution had suspended and that its
[affairs were in. the hands of tho State
banking department
The bank's capital is $600.00 and
surplus $250,000. Last summer it
moved into its new 25-story office
building home which 1b 3ald to havn
been only about 50 per cent rented
since the outbreak of the war and It
is understood this tac* contributed
largely to the bank's embarrassment.
Stabs Wife to Death
Then Drinks Poison
HOUSTON, Tex. jW. SSl?After stab
bing his wife to death at a sanitarium
here today, Ward Snyder of Pitts
burgh. Pa., son of hV S. Snyder, a
wealthy oil man. drank poison and h*
h jt expected to live. On recovering
consciousness at the hospital, Snyder
attempted to explain bio action, but
was'unablo to .talk distinctly.
"Mrsi Snyder. it is stated, formerly
was-tho wife of a vocal teacher at
! Chicago from ^whom she Was divorced,
about three years ago. She <had
three children.
When They Can Better Estimate
Effects of War and Decide
What to Do.
(By Associated Frets.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?Adminis
tration leaders in conference today.,
with President Wilson decided there';
was no immediate need for legisla
tion to Increase thu government's.1
revenues. They agreed that at the,
end of the fiscal year the government
would be in a better punition tu eaii-r'
mate th? effects of the European war
and decided what, if anything, should j
be done. /.J
Socretary McAdoo said tonight he !
still thought his estimate that at the j
end of the fiscal year next June, there
would he a deficit of $10,000,000. was
substantially correct.
It Is understood that suggestions for
extension of the war revenue act for
six months, and abandonment of the
$34,000,000 river und harbor bill,
struck no responsive chord at today's)
conference. The cabinet officers were [
said to have made it plain that they
had cut their estimates until they
could not make further reductions '
without risking the efficiency of their ,
departments. ~'A
The estimates eent to congress De- 1
cembcr aggregated $710.000.000 to
which $28.000,000 was to be added for.
Panama Canal disbursements.. Some
additional estimates have been sent in ]
since, however, and substantial addi
tions have been made by house com- j
mlttees in drafting the supply bills. $
Secretary McAdoo's estimate of rev
enues exclusive of the postolhce de
partment, was $728,000,000. This in
cludes $220.000.000 from customs. J
$,305,000.000 from ordinary, internal
revenue; .$54,000,000 from the."Wartax,
and $80,000,000 from. the income hud
corporation tax. "
In a statement on the White House-*
conference, which Majority Leader i
Underwood and Chairman Fitzgerald,'
or the house appropriations conna?t- j
tee, attended, Mr. McAdoo said that in
June, 1915, almost the entire amount
of the corporation and nerso"?' in
come tax will be paid, just as in 1914,
and "what appears to be a loss in
revenue in the meantime, will be over- i
. In support of Secretarv McAdnn's'
statement, officials pointed out. that
there still was every reason to ?eiieve j
the war tax would produce at least as I
much as originally was expected from j
It. Available figures up to December
show that 600,000,000 revenue stamps |
have been sold throughout the conn- j
Secretary McAdoo's estimate for1
customs receipts for the coming year
$220.000,00. Is about $72.000,000 un
der Uio receipts for the fiscal year
1914. Receipts from that source sa
far this fiscal year are about $122,000.
000. Treasury officials believe that
with a revival of business there may be
a marked increase during the next
five months.
. No accurate data is yet available on
which officials can estimate what may
be expected this fiscal year from, the
Income tax. Last y?ar it produced
about $60,000,000 from corporations
and individuals.
Officials are determined to make an
active search for tax dodgers and have
discovered ways in which they hope to
bring out several millions of dollars.
Many large' corporations have given
the treasury department .Usts of their
stockholders to whom dividends are
paid, and that is expected* to. be of
great value in income tax collections.
? The effect the European war and
financial conditions in the United
States may have no returns from the
income tax also is being considered.
How marked that effect may be, of
ficials do not pretend to know.
. The net balance in the treasury to
night was about '5C.000.000. It slow
ly. Is dropping, and some officials are
inclined to beHove that If the ship
purchase bill becomes law the gov
ernment y;1U issue Panama Canal '3
per cent-bonds to provide the $10
000,000 to buy stock In the shinning
corporation it creates. Mr.'McAdoo
said tonight he had,hot taken np that
question. The secretary bas authority
to Issue canal bonds to the amount.of
$240,509,000 if necessary.
Nego?a?rig Purchase
of Another Steamer
NEW YORK, Jan, 28Edward K
Breitling, owner of the - steamship '
Dacia, which Great Britain has an
nounced it would seize if - it salted
from Gal veston no contemplated, with
a cargo Of cotton.' Is negotiating with
the Ward I/ne tor 'purchase of :4h'e
steamer Seguranca. His. intention Is
to convert the. Seguranca,. n~ pae?en
gor ship, into a cotton carrying
One Dispatch Says Government
I Has Left Capital, Another j
Claims Some Remain.
CBy Aaaocialcd Pro?.)
..-WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.?Contra
dictory advices on the Mexican situa
tion reached the state department to
day. One dispatch declaring that the
.convention government had departed
south was supplemented by a consu
lar message saying General Palafcx.
a-Zapata chiettain, and 4.000 men, in
tended to resist the approaching Car
ranza forces. The Carranza agency
claimed to have news that Koque
Gonzalez Garza, head of the conven
tion government, bad gone to Cuer
navaca as Zapata's prisoner, and not
of his own volition, but this was de
nied by Enrique C. Llorente, conven
tion representative here. !
i The following summary of condi
tions was Issued today by the state
t "Advices from Mexico City dated
.'January 27, 9 a. m., state ?.hat the Za
patista forces evacuated the city early
in the morning, going to Cuernavaca.
So far as is known no foreigners
have been molested. .
**A telegram from Mexico City dat
ed January 27, 5 p. m., Btatcs that
General Palafox, Minister Gomez and
; a iiumber of. the convention remained
In. Mexico City after the evacuation.
(The provisional president and staff
are said to have left later in the day.
.Palafox and Gomez have issued a
manifesto stating that they us sumo
.military and civil authority of the city I
and will protect it against the enemy.
Nothing definite appears to be known I
regarding the entry of Constitutional
ist": forces into Mexico CM ty.
:i*^Ehe department-Is In receipt Of ?
twortdated' Jadtmry:l|/ffonr"Mon
terey1 stating that there has been no
disorder there since the arrival of
General. Angeles; that confidence has
been restored among the people.
"A telegram dated January 25 from
Monterey reports conditions practi
cally as above stated. The message
states that the military authorities
and the Chamber of commerce have
brought in a supply of corn and beans
to relieve, to some extent, the food,
shortage. With funds that have been
donated for. the purpose, the consul
general^ has purchased some beans
for the poorest families, which are be- ,
ing Supplied with small quantities of
com and beans pending the arrival of ,
other food supplies.
"As late as January 27 the troops
of General Angeles were siiii in con
trol at Monterey and trains were ar
riving there from Torreon and Sait.il
lo." " '
The convention agency aunounced
tonight that dispatches had been re
ceived announcing that convention
troops under General Romllo Hern- j
andez had captured Lampacltos, Sa
binas and Monclova, In the state of
Coahulla, gaining complete control of
the coal region of that state.
Yesterday in
the Legislature
Sped*] to Tbe IntcUiteucer.
COLUMBIA. Jan. 28.?All bille re
lating 'to compulsory education were,
made special order in the senate for
next Tuesday morning.
Besides passing the bill to repeal
the cotton acreage reduction law al
ready passed by the house, the sen
ate disposed of a large number of
local matters. The house sent the
prohibition referendum bill to third,
reading by a vote of 99 to 17 after
voting down all amendments Intend
ed to. postpone. or defeat the meas
ure. ?
Both branches meet tomorrow
morning at 10 O'clock.
Tonight the . legislature adjourned
and tbe inauguration of William
Spencer Curroll as president of the
University was held in tbe hs'.l of the
honse, Governor Manning presiding.
' Steamer Sent to Price Court.
L0KTJON. Jan. 28.?(10:20 p. m.)?
The Divnlsh st rmer Kentucky,, which
sailed from Ne?* York November 30
for Copenhagen, and was detained De
cember 17 at Kirkwull, later .being
transferred to Lelth. cleared tor . Co
penhagen January 22. Previously 250
tons of meat had been removed from
th? vessel and sent to a prize court.
Highest Since Civil War.
PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. 28.-Ten
thousand bushels of May .blue stem
Wheat sold at $1.55 on the Portland
exchange today. The price is 4 cents
over the record established several
days ago and Is the highest since the
civil war.
' .. ; v,
Atlanta Minister Receives This
Amount For Signing Statement
in Frank Case.
(Bv AMormtrri Ptvss.)
ATLANTA, ua., Jan. 28.?Tlie llev.
O. II. Rngsdale. formerly pastor of a 1
local church, today testified he. was j
paid $200 for signing a false affidavit !
in connection with the Leo M. Frank j
case. Mr. Rngsdalo was the llrt wit
ness in the trial of Dun S. I^ehon. I
Southern manager of the William J.
BurnB National Detective Agency; Ar
thur Thurmun, a lawyer, and C. C.
Teddar, a former policeman, who are
charged with subornation of perjury.
II is alleged they procured lalse af
fldavits from Hagsdale and H. L
Barber, shortly after Frank's extraor.
dinnry motion for a new trial was
1 In the affidavitu Hagsdale and Bar
ber declared they ovierneura .lames
conley,- a negro, tell another negro
that lie had Ruled a girl in tue laeiory
wnere Mary Phagun was murdered. |
The former pusuir still was on the
witness stand wuen court adjourned
for the day. Ho testined to alleged
meetings with the d?tendants wuen ,
h'o saiu the affidavit was discussed,
described tbe signing or tbe document
In tuo omce of t,uuier Z. tvosser, who
was one of Frann's principal counsel, ;
and told of the alleged payment of !
tue money later. He al?o testified
tnat the night he received the money
"a man rotte up to my notice on a mo
i torcycte and told my sons to tell |
Uieir luint r uol to say aaytuing u?
anybody un leas it was a Burns man."
Officials Plead Not Guilty.
NEW" YUKK, Jan. 28,?-Isaac E.
Chapman, vice president, and William
L. Chapman, secretary of the Merritt
and Chapman Derrick and Wrecking
Company, pleaded not guilty today In
federal court to un indictment charg
ing violation of tho Sherman antl- ,
trust Is?. They were, allowed until
February 18 to change the pleas
should they desire. They furnished
bonds of $5,000 each.
c.--" Wg^eitaj ?i;?
? ;t? Wreduie'For.Three,
f:.''l>.',;Vf^w- . .... .
. .. . . :?'.
(By AjoocinUvl Frraa.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 28.?Eight of the
survivors of two shipwrecked vessels
wir.-, brought to New York today by
th.i disabled freight steamer Algon
quin, of the Clyde Line, which arrived
in tow of her sister ship, tho Chero
kee. The Algonquin picked up the
men before sbe developed propeller
trouble on her way from Santo Do
mingo to New York.
Seven of the rescued men compris
ed the captain and crew of the Amer
ican schooner Frederick RoBsner,
which became waterlogged in. a storm
December 13 while ?n route from Ja
maica for Stamford, Conn. The
eighth man was the purser of tho
Norw?lgian steamer Anita, bound
from Halifax for Kingston, which
was wrecked on North Ca loos reef
December 2C. The crew of the steam
er were saved.
Captain Swain, of the Rossner. said
that when his schooner became. dis
mantled by a gale the crew tried to
put to sea, but their boats were
smashed and for three days the men
clung to the drifting wreck.' Finally
they were sighted by the steamer
Iroquols, which landed them at Turk's
10,302 Lose Lives
In R. R. Accidents
(By AMoHftted Pre*.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?During I
the year ending June 30. last, a total]
of 10.302 persons, including 265 pas
: sengers, lost their lives in accidenta I
on railroads and in railroad shops re* |
porting to the in ter es t?te commerce j
commission. In addition 192,662 per
sons were injured vit whom 15,121 were |
[ passengers.
In the preceding year 10,964 per
sons,, including 403 passengers were 1
killed and 200,308 persons. Including |
10.639 passengers, were Injured.
Still Evidence of Bodies Abroad,
NORFOLK, Va. Jan. 28.?While Hfe|
{savers were etill unable to reach the
I stranded yacht oft" Diamond Shoals,
I supposed to bo the Idler, they dis
covered grim evidence that tho bodies
of .the crew of tho unknown craft may
! still be-on board.
President Wilson's
Barge Tested Out
PORTSMOUTH. N. H.. Jan. 28.?A
40-foot barge of mahogany and high
ly polished nickel, built at tho navy
yard here for tbe u'ao of President
|>WlIson during his Intended visit with
the battleship, fleet to .the, Panama
Pacific exposition, was grren speed
trials today. The craft developed, a
speed of 18.3.1 knots. It will be sent
to Hampton Roads-when finished to
be along aboard the bettle? hip New
Senate Leaders Insist There Will
De No Trouble in Repassing
the Bill.
(By Ar.surint.il Prc??.) '
WASHINQTON, Jan. 28?President
Wilson vetoed tbe immigration bill
today because of tbe literacy test for
admission of alieuB. His message was
referred to tbe houBe Immigration
committee, whose chairman, Repre
sentative Burnett, will move next
'J nurs?ay tum tue measure be passed
over tho veto.
Much informal discussion among
meuiuers o* tue bouse louoweu re
ceipt? of tbe veto, and there were
many who believed the two-thirds ma
jority required to repaBB the bill could
not be procured, immigration bills
containing literacy teste were vie toed
by President Cleveland and by Presi
dent Ta?i, bul buiu Unies failed of
Senate leaders Insist there would be
no trouble in repassing the bill In the
upper house. That was dune in the
Taft administration but the lower
house failed to muster a two-thirds
In his veto message President Wil
son told the house, which originated
tho bill, that be had no pride of opin
ion on tho question and that bo was
not "foolish enough to profess to
know the wishes and Ideals of Amer
ica better than the body of her chosen
representatives know them." He ask
ed, however, whether the bill retted
"upoulhe conscious and universal as- '
sent and desire of the American peo
ple," and. pointed sut that ?s politi
cal party ever had "avowed a policy
of - restriction In this... fundamental
matter, gone to the country on it-and
been commissioned to.contrat Its leg
I resident Wilson's message was as
follows :
"It is with unaffected regret that
1 find myself constrained by clear -
conviction to return this bill (H. R.
6060. 'An Act to F-egulate the Immi
gration of Aliens to and the Residence
of Aliens in the United States') with- j<
out my signature.
"Not only do I feel It to be a serious.'
matter to exercise the power of veto
in any case, because it involves op
posing the single Judgment of the -
president to the, Judgment of a ma
jority of both houses of tbe congress,
a step which no man, who realizes his
own liability w error, can take with*
out great hesitation, but also because
this particular bill is in so many im
portant respects admirable, well con
ceived and desirable.
"Its enactment into law would un
doubtedly enhance the efficiency and
improve the methods of handling the
important branch of the public ser
vice to which it relates. But candor
and a sense of duty with regard to the
responsibility so clearly imposed up
on me by tbe constitution in mattars
of legislation, leave me no choice but
to dissent
"In two particulars of vital conse
quence this bill embodies a radical de
parture from the traditional and long
established policy of this country, a
policy in which our people have con
ceived the very character of their gov
ernment, to be expressed, tbe very
mission and spirit of the nation In re
spect of its relations to the people of
tbe world outside their borders: It
seeks to all but close entirely the
J gates of asvlnm which have always
I been onen to those who could find no
[ where else the right and opportunity
, nt mn?tlttiHnnn1 ncrl+AttOn tor what
I thav conceived to be the natural and
I Inalienable rights of men: and It ev
I rlndes those to whom the onportnnl
M?s of elementary education' hove
b*en denied, wlthont regard to their
character, tbelr purposes, or their
natnesl ranaelty.
"Pestrlctl.ina like these adonted
earilsr In our hl???wv as a nation
w*Mibi vprv marsHaMv? have, altered.
co"r*?? end copied *bo human.-, nr
ArtTfi of our noWlcR. The right of no
RHnnt snylnm has browM to this
counfrv mam* ? man'of noble charac
ter snri elevated nurrtnse who was
Tn??k*?rt,a? nn ouOnw in hl? own-less'
fortnnato tnnd. nnd who ha? vet he
onmo an ornament to jjriijr citizenship
AVA to one nubile r'>n??:ni?.
"The cb'MrA?, nnd *b*> mm??at Hots
of tbnuA m na tr fnim American* must
*?f?nd *rn<\9*4 to ?ee the. re w a ?au ta
tlvs* nf their nation vow resolved, in
the fullness of onr.national rtrenrth
nnd n?. the msNHtv of onr sTASt fn
RtHntlnnn. to r??k *?? ?? !?? ? such men
b?elr from our shores without tA#t of
ou?Htv or mirnrme; It,!* fl|fe?iitt for
m*. to hiMIeve that the full effect. of
this feat'nro ot the biU was rendbed
when It was frariiwt and adopted; and
ft is frooagstbl*. for me. to assent to
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