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to flic eye needs of school children.
In most cases the proper triasses pro
tided now will save tiieir eyes In
years to conic. If year youngster
silo vis eye strain or has heudaches
bring him here. Our glasses wITVstnp
both. They will do (lie same for old
er people toe.'
Trices *.'l.(IO (e $.'?.110 ami up. We
liare a complete grinding plant
Lenses duplicated uilhiii an hour's
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Office 119 W. ?lillner SL
it. n. bleckley o. m. heard
Thune ?71 L'ho"e 27
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J. It. Vandlver.Vice President
J. A. Major.Secretary
Rev. W. W. Leathers, J. M. Knox,
Lee G. Holieman. J. J. Smith. F. l.
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Silver1 fillings, 50c and up.
Gold fillings $1.00 and up
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Through Tollman Sleeping Car Service
Premier Carrier of the South
Effective Sunday, November 22nd,
1914. Sleeper handled on
A'on. 27 and 28.
8 a. m. Lv. Charleston Ar. 9:40 p. m.
12*5? p. m: Lv Columbia Ar.4:45 p. m.
4-30 p. m. Ly Spartanburg Ar 1:45 pm
7:20 p. in. Lv Asheville Ar 9:20 a m.
121:05 a. m. Lv Knoxville Lv 6:10 a. m.
10:55 a. m. Ar Cincinnati Lv 6:35 a m.
i.Oi v. iAi. At Chicago.^Ly 8:55 a. m.
Passengers fro.n Anderson and
Greenville territory .will moke connec
tions _by leaving on trains . Nop. 16
to Greenville and 12 to Spartanbnrg
and connecting there with the Chica
In addition to the through sleeper to
Chicago, Drawing Room Sleeper,
Standard Pullman - Sleeper, Dining
oaf and through coach..
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.-tickets nnd'pullman r?servation call
on any ticket agent, or write
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Kp3T 4th & ftaet Stt.. S'hilarUlphi*. P<?
Most Old People fc
The wears of years impairs the
action of the bowels. With ud- ,
vunclng age people are disposed
to restricted activity and exercise, j
which is responsible for the con
stipated condition of most old
folks. The digestive organs are I
more sensitive to the demands
made upon them and rebel more
A mild, effective remedy for con
stipation, and one that is especial
ly suited to tile needs of elderly
people, women and children, is the
combination of simple laxative
herbs with pepsin that is sold in
drug stores under the name of Dr.
Caldweii's syrup Pepsin, A free
trial bottle can be obtained by
writing to Dr. W. B. Caldwcll, 462
Washington St.; Monlicollo, Ills.
Reports For Budget Committee.
PARIS. March 12 (4:55 p. m.).?
Deputy Albert Metin. reporting for the
budget committee in the chamber of
deputies today upon the bill authoriz
ing the government to raise the is
sue of national defense bonds ap
proximately ?!)00.000,000. announced
tha? subscriptions in France to the
bonds already had reached $fiOO.C0O,
000. That amount added to foreign
subscriptions, Deputy Metin said,
made a total of $730.'800;000, of which
sum $10,360,000 had been placed in the
BERLIN, March 12.?(By Wire
less to Suyvillc.)?Reports from
Stockholm to the Oversea News
Agency suy that indignation prevails
among the people of Finland be
cause of the deportation |o Siberia <>f
Judge Svinbufvid, the president of
the Finnish diet.
ONE MAN KILLED;
Shooting Affray Takes Place in
Principal Streets of South
PAGELAND, S. ('.. March 12.?
One may was killed and five others,
wounded, two probably fatally in a
jhooting affray in the principal
.street of this place late today The j
shooting occurred immediately after
the trial before a magistral" of Ar-J
thur West for alleged violation of a
labor contract. The case was thrown
out of court, and the interested fac
tions, it is 3aid. clashed in front of
the magistrate's office. More than
50 shots were fired. .7. W. Arant
was killed and his brother, J. M.
Arant, probably fatally wounded. J.
M- Arant was/ shot through the
body and later was removed to a
hospital at Charlotte. Arthur West
was shot several times, bis brother.
Sbeppard West, and John Robertson
also receiving serious Injuries.
The trouble la said to have arisen
from an alleged breach of contract on
the l'art of Arthur West, who. it was
charged, had unlawfully left the em
ploy or a sister of the Arant broth
ers to work, for .J. d: Wallace. The
sheriff of Chesterfield county arriv
ed here tonight, but no arrest have
yet been made.
NEW YORK. March 12.?The South
ern Railway Company directors to
j day decided to suspend the dividend
.on tbe preferred stock, ordinarily
payable in April. Ta October last the
directors declared a dividend at the
rate of 4 per cent, payable' in five
3?0t Fatally Wounded.
CHARLOTTE. N. C, March 12.?J.
M. Arant. seriously but it Is not
.thought fatally wounded in an aflray
at < Pageland, S. C, was brought to u
local hospital tonight tor treatment.
Physicians accompanying the wound
ed man said that J. D. Wallace, also
Injured in the light, -was' seht to his
home because nothing could be done
for him. . . I
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says Mrs. Sylvania Wood
writing of her experience
tonic. She says further:
Cardui, my back and he
thought.the pain would k
to do any of my houseworl
of Cardui, I began to feel 1
gained 35 pounds, and nc
as well as run a big wal
I wish every sufferinj
a trial, f stijl use Cardui
and it always does me g<
tired, worn-out feelings, etc
ly trouble. Signs that you
tonic. You cannot make
for your trouble. It has t
women for more than fifty
Get a Bot)
All Attempts to Break Through
German Lines Fail?Trench
I BERLIN, via London, March 12
I <y:10 n. m.).?-Although French re
ports for several weeks have been
claiming ilally gains in the Cham
pagne region, it is said in well in
formed quarters hcrelhat total gains
of the French (hiring the entire hattlo
have been insignificant, amounting
only to about 300 feet at three ililler
These positions were abandoned,
it was said, because during the long
(itrugglc the trenches were destroyed
by shell lire and rendered useless.
The three places, are north of Le
Mesnil. north of Ueausejour and
northeast of Ueausejour.
During the fighting from February
17 to date it was said Hurt ou all the
other parts of the front where the
French have attempted to hrouk
through the line remains in the pos
session of the Germ uts, who have
; gained ground at several p'accs.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE !
Masonic Temple, Store, Printing
Plant and Contents
COLUMBIA. March 12. Fire this
morning destroyed the Masonic Tem
ple und the store, printing plant and
contents or lt. L. Uryan Co.. en
tailing a loss of something like $150.
000. which is partially covered by in
The R. L. Bryan Co. was situated
in the Masf Tetnole. which is in
the 1400 bh of Main street. An
adjoining building, occupied by the
Stanley China Hall, was slightly
damaged by the flames. The origin
of the lire is unknown.
It. L. Bryan Co.. were among the
largest printers, bookbinders and
general stationers in this part of thy
Armored Cruiser Ordered to Pa
trol Harbor to Guard Against
WASHINGTON*. Mrch 12.?Secre
tary Daniels late today announced
that, the armored cruiser Brooklyn,
receiving sjjln at Boston navy yard,
had been ordered to patrol the har
bor there to guard against neutrali
Although officials here continue to
deny that any evidence had been dis
covered to bear out stories of a plot
to turn German steamers laid up at
American ports Into warships Und
rush them to sea, developments of
the last three days have demonstrat
ed the government's determination
to take extraordinary precautions
against any neutrality violation.
Four WarshipB and a coast guard
cutter now have been detailed for
patrol duty in Boston and New York
Assistant Secretary Peters, of the
treasury, was an early White House
caller today and bad a long talk with
President Wilson. He is in direct
charge of customs matters, and the
preservation of neutrality by foreign
ships in American ports is under his
charge. A few hourj later he left
for New York.
WILMINGTON, Del.. March 12.
Bernard McntVlJ, in a signed state
ment, according to Wilmington and
Connect loi t a-ithorltiea, today con
fessed his connection with the mur
der of R'v. Toseoh Zebris. a Util
itarian priest, u New Brituin, Conn.,
and hin hoiiPiikeepcr February 8.
He nanutl Peter Krakas. alias Mel
ba. as the actual perpetrator of the
crime and declared the priest wns
killed because he refused their de
mands for money.
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Is, of Clifton Mills. Ky., In
with Cardui, the woman's
"Pefore I began to use
:ad would hurt so bad, I
ill me. I was hardly able
c After taking thre? bottles
like a' new woman. 1 soon
>w, 1 do all my housework,
er milU,, ??^
g woman would give
el a little bad.
t., are sure signs of woman*
; need Card'ti, the woman's
a mistake in trying Cardui
>een helping weak, ailing
r years. .
NDWPORT NEWS. Va.. Marth 12.1
- "l can ?av positively t??s?t the Prins.
Kit lid Friedrich never will leave this
port until the end of the European
This declaration was made tonight
to a representative of the Associated
Press by Captain H. 11. KJehne, mat
ter of the American sailing ship Wil
liam P. Frye, which the (leriuan
raider destroyed in the South At
lantic ocean January 2N last.
Captain lvjehno had just conclud
ed his arduous work hero Bince land
ing on American soil to tell the story
or his vessel's fate to the world last
Wednesday. He luid hade farewell to
Commander Thierichens. of the tier
man cruiser, had paid off his crew
and was leaving for Washington to
reveal the details of hit ship's de-.
Simulien directly to heads of the
"Why do you make such a positive
statement?" the American captain
Notwithstanding this the comman
der of the Kit he! Friedrich tonight
reliera'ed his insisting that It Is his
purpose to leave American waters as
soon ai possible.
Regarding the reasons for the sink
ing l>y the German cruiser of the
American ship Prye. it was reported
tonigiit that officers of the convert
ed cruiser readied a d?cision after
finding in the Frye's papers a record
Hint the ship with its cargo of wheat
was hound for "(Jueenstown. Fal
mouth or Plymouth for orders." Un
der the Hritish proclamation on con
traband, it was pointed out, that
foodstuffs were classed as condition
al contraband if consigned to a for
Ships Tactics Changed*
Captain Kjehne also threw addi
tional light tonight on Hie coining of
thel Elthel-Friedrich to this Ameri
can port and insisted that, 'ho Ger
man commander did not choose New
port News hazardly as a port of safe
"After February 20." said the cap
tain, "the Germans, entirely changed
their tactics. Up to that time, when
ever a smoke smudge was sighted,
there was a cry of "alarm, alarm.'
Every man was ordered to the guns
and the ship sailed straight for the
smoke. After the sinking of the
Willerby, there was a change.
"From then on the Frierdrlch ran
from everything. On this last three
night.) 1 knew that the oflicers were
getting the wireless from British
cruisers. On the last two nights be
fore passing into the Virginia capes
the order to the crew was. 'Every
body to the gun3; nobody to sleep.'
On the last night two of the British
cruisers were within icn miles of us."
Captain KjehtJ?. said that several
of the German officers asked him 10
or 12 days ago if he knew where they
were going to land.
"I told them 1 knew they were go
ing to Newport News, where they
<uuld find a good shipyard," said
"They they asked me what I con
sidered tnn best course to follow to
Cbcn'fJB d?tention. I told them to hang
to the longitude right up aud then
to strike due westerly into the coast.
That i? exactly what they did."
Sumo Refuse Pay.
Two of Captain Kychnc's erew re
fused to accept payment today be
cause of decision based en statutory
law, that they were entitled to wages
only until January 28, the day fh9
Frye was sunk. All uther members
of the crew accepted payment under
protest and urged that the Gcrinun
government should pay them for 4'S
Jays spent on board the raider.
Hut despite their shortage of pay.
the crew of the Frye tonigh* de
monstrated their reciprocity by
sending "with their compliments ' to
the German cruiser eight kegs of
beer for the crew and cigars for
the officers mess.
Hoard Inspects Vessel.,
I Late !<fday a naval board of
Head Admiral Ucattle. headed by
I Naval Constructor DuBose, inspected
j the Eitel Friedrich. They came to the
shipyard from Norfolk. Cnder regu
I lations which require that all war
ships coming into American porta
be examined, they made a survey of
the ship. Naval Constructor DuBose
would not discuss his report which
will he forwarded to Washington at
once for Information in guiding ofTi
I ciulj with reference to the request
or the Frledrlch's request for time
to repair his vessel. Other members
of the board were Lieutenant Com
mander Norrls and Lieutenant Al
Following this inspection, the Eitel
Friedrich, having been scraped and
painted below the water line, it was
aanounced that she would withdraw
from dry dock tomorrow morning and
move in the shipyard piers to await
information from Washington as to
the request for repairs.
Collector of Customs Hamilton to
day sent Commander Thierichens the
following letter after he had been in
formed of th?' commander's opinion
that It would require three Weeks to
make his ship seaworthy:
' March 12, 1915..
- "The Commander, the German
Cruiser, the Prinz tiitel Friedrich:
"SI?:?Replying further to your
letter of March 11th. 1 have the hon
or to request that you advise mo
definitely at the earliest moment
within your power, of the necessary
repairs;heeded and the length of timo
required- to make your vessel sea
"You will also pleaso be good
enough to advise me of the character
and quantity of stores and fuel nec
essary to carry yojjr vessels to the
nearest port of your home country.
"Being charged with the enforce
ment of the neutrality of the United
States in theso waters. I haVe the
honor to request that you advise me of
all the. supplies you deslre to pur
chase w;<ile here.
(Signed) ''Norman- Pj. Hamilton,
"Collector of Customs."
The collector did not expect to re
Absorbs Power of State Board of
Equalizaton and Board of
COLUMBIA, March 12.?The Soul h 1
Carolina Tax Commission has organ
ized and begun business. The coin- 1
mission is composed ol A. W. Jones. '
former comptroller general, us chair-j
man; j. P. Derham of Con way, who
was comptroller g?nerai prior to Mr. j
Jones, and W. ?. Querry of Spartan-1
burg who resigned from the general I
assembly to take a plan' on the com
mission. The otllces of the commis
sion are on the 13th floor of the Pal
metto National hank building.
The Stall? tax commission bus ub
sorhed the powers formerly lodgod In
the. Stale board of equillzatioii ami the
State board of assessors und they will
devote their especial attention to the
equillzation of property. Chairman
Jones has announced thai all personal
and real property will be reassessed
next year. The commission has the
power to go into any community and
see that there is an equitable assess
ment of property.
Tlx- three members were named by
Gov*. Manning. Chairman Jones for
six years, Mr. Derham for four years
and Mr. Querry for two years. Under
the act the governor was to designate
which one was to act us chairman and
he appointed Mr. Jones. Hereafter the
commission will elect the chairman.
Mrs. .lohn D. Rockefeller Dead.
new VOIjK. March !..?Mrs. John
I). Rockefeller died at 10:20 o'clock
ibis forenoon ut the Rockefeller coun
try home at Poeantico Hills, just
outside of Turrylowfi. Her death was
not expected, although she had been
ill for some time.
Her husband and her sun wire at
Ormond. Fla., and were advised early
today that her condition was worse.
Mr. Rockefeller and his son immed
iately engaged a special train v hielt
left Jacksonville this morning and Is
due here some time tomorrow.
England Purchases Isni'gu.
LONDON. Mardi 12.?Kngland bus
purchased the greater part of the
crop of natural indigo now coming
forward for dye users in the United
Kingdom. The step was taken to
mitigate the effects of a shortage of
indigo for dyeing purposes and to
prevent ar y speculative holding of
Call Out Recruits.
PARIS. March 12 (12:50 p. ni.).?
The chamber of deputies toduy passed
a bill culling out the 1916 class of
recruits. These recruits, will not he
sent to the front, however, until Hie
men of the older classes arc mobiliz
THAW JURY FAILS
TO REACH VERDICT
Ordered Locked Up and Recess*
of Court Declared Until
NEW YORK, March, 12.?After hav
ing deliberated for more than four
hours, tho jury In the case of Hurry
Kendall Thaw and four co-defendants,
on trial charged with conspiracy, had
failed late tonight to reuch a verdict.
At 11:22 o'clock the jury was ordered
locked up for the night and a recess or
court* was declared until 10 o'clock
The jurors. It was appurent from
questions asked when Its foreman
came in for instructions, seemed to
be divided on the question as to what
Thaw's legal status was at the time
of his escape and what part his belief
that he bad a right to flee should play
In the determination of a verdict.
The case went to the jury late to
day after completion of the cross ex
amination of Thaw and the delivery of
closing addresses to the jury by attor
neys for all the Interests concerned.
In his charge to the jury, the presid
ing Justice said that the questiou of
Thaw's sanity should enter into the
case only insofar as he might be
shown to have the mental capacity
to enter Into a criminal act-and In
tended to do so.
German Cruiser in Hiding
VICTORIA. R. C. March 12.?One
of the ullled warships, returning
rrom the nouth and of South Ameri
ca brings the. report that It la gen
erally believed about Cape Horn that
the small German cruiser Dresden,
sole survivor of the fleet, defeated
by the British off the Falkland Is
lands, Is hiding In one of the num
berless creeks along the coast of
Patagonia and Terra del Fuego. ' '
Fire Des toy: Land Murk.
FREDERICKSBURG. Va.. March
12.?"Bo3cobel." the historic country
seat, built herc more than 150 yeurs
ago by Thomas Fltzhugh, was de
stroyed by fire early today, but most
of its colonial furniture was saved.
The mansion passed down through
generations c? the Fltzhugh family
until 1817. It then changed hands
sevpral times and li? years ago .was
purchased, by Charles Hi Hurkamp.
ceive a reply to this letter tonight.
A' formal report on the entire Inci
dent of tho Friedrich'? arrival here
wa3 forwarded by Collector Hamil
ton the secretary of the treasury. It
will; reach him tomorrow morning..
Immigration officials still ere hold
ing on the Friedrich immigrants tak
en from the French steamer Floride.
Disposition of them is under con
sideration by the Inamigration au
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