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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 161 Weekly. Eeteollshed I860; Daily, Jan. 18, 191?.
ANDERSON, S. C, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 2 5, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS $5.00 PER ANNUM AUSTRIA ASK! TO MAKE AND IN CASE SHE REFUSES WAR MAY BE STARTED WITHOUT DELAY ALL EUROPE IS SURPRISED Austria Is Accused of Having Taken a Moment Unfavorable to Other Nations ooooooooooooo o o Vicinili, July 24. ? AH Aus o tritili and Hungarian reservists o living abroad nere warned by the army authorities today to o he in rendine** to join their o regiments in twenty four hours o notice.? o ooooooooooooo (By Associated Press.) London, July 24.?European diplo macy Is faced with a situation of ex treme gravity in the controversy be tween Austria and Servia. Unless It 1b handled with great delicacy It is not unlikely that the others will be- ? come Involved In war. An Austro- I Hungarian . ultimatum to Servia, | couched In tono of almost unprece- | dented peverlty and fastening on the Servian government and people re sponsible for the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife at Sarayevo, has been presented to Belgrade. It demands satisfaction within 48 houre. , The almost universal opinion in th.. European capitals is that the Servian government cannot comply with sucn humiliating terms aa are set forth in the ultimatum, since compliance will be tantamount to an admission of Servia's guilt. The efforts of European diplomacy should the powers fall to avert the threatened war, will be devoted to lo calizing lt. Montenegro has asserted her readiness to support Servia In tho event of am Austrian' attack. This would 'certainly plunge the whole of the Balkans Into hostilities. Austria counts ?n the neutrality of Germany and Italy. but with the possibility of Russian intervention on behalf of Servia, Austria Would run great rleks of risings among'her own great Slav population. A fact much commented upon by the European newspapers Is that Aus tria has chosen a moment for the is suing of. her ultimatum when Presi dent Polncalre 1b absent from France and two of tbe Balkan premiers are abroad. Her?la Will Fight. Vienna, July 24.?Austria's note, al though the preemptory character of the ultimatum and the brief time al lowed to Servia to reply came as a surprise to the Auetratn public, .the government's action meets with uni versal approval. The relations between Austria and Servia were felt to have become tn tolearable. It was believed In Ser via that .the time was ripe tor the dis integration of the Austro-Hungarlan Empire and that Austria would suf fer running* the risk of a European war. Hence the Servian., statesmen aspired to bring Bosnian and Aus trian Slav provinces under the Ser vian rule. Germans and Austrians have for several years attributed the bad trade In the monarchy and the .crushing taxation caused by the repeated mo bilizations, to Servian hostilities and intrigues and there is a feeling of relief, therefore, that matters there fore have been brought to a head and that Servia will be'settled with once and for all. It Is believed here that the Servian crown prince, who is now acting un-: der the King's illness is under the in fluence of the war party end will re ject the ultimatum. An Evasive Reply. "Belgrade, Servia. July 24.?The con tents of the Austro-Hungarlan ulti matum to Servia became known here tonight in an .Austrian newspaper re port and caused a great sensation. The cabtaettavtataters met today and will convene again tomorrow ui?m ing. It ts expected that they will de cido tn make an evasive reply to Aus tria. ? ' '''y"". Raeeta Stands Pat. St Petersburg, July 24J--At today's counsel of miniatore Sergius Baaonoff reviewed the Servian crisis, War MUn ister Soukhomllno? explained the con dition Of tho Russian army and the other ministers spoke of the internal rltustion was not weighty enough to It was decided that the internal situation was no' weighty enough to warrant Russia abandoning Servia to her fato. Russia, it was stated was in far better condition than when she waa in 1902, prior to the Japanese war. It wss the general opia'on of tbe dnlsters that a nation with flourlSh . g Anaces and such aa army could rot afford to permit the humiliation o ! o o o o o o o o o S SERVIA REPARATION! ? o o o AFTER BANDITS o o L03 Angeles, Cal., July 24.? o o Deputy sheriffs searched the o o Ullis north'of Los Angeles to- o o day for bandits who boarded o o train No. 22 of the Southern o o Pacific last night near Chats? o o worth Park, and robbed paseen- o o ers in two cars of ?337. Two o o men did the work of robbing the o o passengers, ti.it a third man o o who appeared from the smok- o o ing car as the two boarded the o o train is believed to have been an accomplice. o o The bandits dropped from tho o o train as it slowed up at Hewitt, o o a small station about ten miles o o north of Lob Angeles. o o o ? of a friendly state and that Austria's action could only be regarded as a challenge to Russin. To this latter opinion, M. Sazonoff declared that there could be but one j answer. It was the opinion of the ministers that should Bulgaria ven ture to asBist Austria, such would be attacked by Russia. May Involve Other Nations. Cologne, July 24.?An inspired dis patch from Berlin to the Cologne Ga zette admonishes the European gov ernments, the press and the public opinion as to the danger of encourag ing Servia. It says that it Is Impera- | tlve in the interest of peace that the voice of Europe should impress Ser- I via with the necessity of submitting ! to the Just demands of Austria and it concludes with the significant intima tion that if any attempt be -due Lj a third power to stiffen Servia's back the conflict will cease to be purely Austro-Servian. BALKAN HERO DIES Was Wounded During War as Leader| of the Garibaldi Legton. (By Associated Press.) Athens, Greece, July 24.?Count Alexander Roma, leader of the Gari baldi legion during the last. Balkan, war, In which he was wounded, died horc today. He was. a member of the chamber of deputies and at one time was its epeaker. BIG IMPORTATION OF COEN Shipment Held Up on Account of Weevil. (By Associated Press.) Seattle. Wash., July 24.?More than one thousand tons of Manchurlan corn, one of the first shipments to ar rive in the United States since the tariff whs removed, 1b held up on the Seattle wharves until it cap be deter mined whether the weevil with which it Is Infected is destructive. The com was Intended to be .used .for stock feed. A MEMORIAL ON . BONHAM'S GRAVE I Prof. Shigo, Eminent Geographer, a Profound Admirer of That Hero of Alamo (By Associated Prese.) Tokio, -Japan, July 18.?Professor! Shlgestaka Sbigo. the eminent geo grnpher. traveller and author, who ] will go to the United States this fall to address the American Historical society at Washington, D- C. will fulfill during his visit a long cherish ed desire to erect a memorial at San I Antonio, Texas, on the grave of the famous Col. James Butler Bonbam, whose gallantry In defense of the Al amo makes one of the brightest pages In American history. Dr. Shlgo's admiration of Bonbam 1b an old story.. In hie ; youth the j professor had two enthusiasms, ohe for the romantic record of ancient Japan, the other for the story of the Unit, d Rtatcs as told by Quackenboo to successive generations of school children. The famous defense of the Texans 4ved his imagination and when bd discovered In Japanese his tory or almost exact parallel In the battio of Naraehlmo during the - To kriisawa Shogun a te, the. ambition then grew that Boma day he might find a way of commemorating publicly the undying admiration which th? story of the Alamo had awakned in a Japanese school boy. His scientific visit to America offers the desired opportunity. Dr. Sbigo will take with him two blocks of stone from the battlefield of ( Naraehlmo. A Chinese poem ho has composed in honor of Bonh?m will be carved on one of the atones, which will both be used over Bon ham's grave. Dr. Shigo has written to the .mayor Jof San Antontb asking if the city will I accept the memorial.' James Butler Bonbam waa a broth er of the late Go v. M. L. Bonbam of this .state and an uncle of Gen. M. L. Bonham of Anderson. Col. Jss. B. Bonham practiced law at Pendelton before he wont to Texas. MAKE APPEAL TO WITHDRAW TOO MANY CANDIDATES IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE AIKEN HAS ACTED That County A ? For a Conven tion To Eliminate Some of the Candidates (Special to The Intelligencer.) Aiken, July 24.?The following call has been Issued by the Aiken county delegates to the last state convention with the object of concentrating the anti-Bleasc element tor governor on two or more candidates. The move ment has the support of the anti Blease voters In this county. To the anti-Blease democrats of South Carolina: It appearing to be practically the undivided opinion of those citizens of South Carolina who would redeem their state from Bleasism and ail it represents to the Injury of our be loved state that the political exegen cies of the present gubernatorial race as well as the patriotic considera Mona, imperatively demand the elim ination of, at least, three or more of the avowedly anti-Blease candidates of 'no state may not be diastrously divided against Itself, thereby giving to the opposition a clear and decided advantage in view of the fact that the f?lense faction has had the foresight practically to center upon two men ox' pro-Blcase proclivities. And it further appearing, from the outspoken expressions of that por tion of the press of the state which is known to oppose Bleasclsm, with out respect to the individual candi dates of the various gubernatorial as pirants as well as similar expression from leaders of ' anti-Blease senti ment In all the counties of the state, that there is urgent need for definite action on the part of somebody at this time in order that the patriotic senti ment of the state, which stands in op position to Bleaselaro. . may concen trata upon ebine one, two or three candidatos or at least more than the number offered by the opposition who will be acceptable to the antl-BK-as?? sentiment of South Carolina, and it further appearing that unless the present number of anti-Blease guber natorial candidates 1b reduced to a practical working basis of not more than two or possibly three, the forces will t.?yve. in the coming primary an advantage which no amount of pa itrotism can overcome, so long as they are hopelessly divided. We, the undersigned citizens of Ai ken county, and delegates to the last state democratic convention, repre senting our county, ourselves and others, do hereby take the initiative in inviting and calling a co/forenco of the anti-Blease forces of South Carolina to meet In Columbia at noon Friday, July 31st, for the purpose of taking such action In the premises as the situation seems to warrant, either by way of requesting the withdrawal from the present gubernatorial race of three or more of the avowedly anti-Blease candidates or In recom mending the candidacy of one or more of such candidates and pledging our hearty support, and that of others .similarly minded to such candidate or candidates. I It ,1b suggested, and we so recom mend, that this conference, wboee ac tion shall be binding on all the antl Bleaoo delegates to the lost state state democratic convention, with the addition of such delegates as may be chosen In mass meeting by the anti Blease voters of those counties which were not represented in the May con vention. It is recommended and urged fur ther, that the six anti-Blease candi dates for governor be represented at this conference in person and by one friend.and supporter from each con gressional district of the state, who shall have equal voice in the confer ence with all others who respond to thlB call. This Is suggested in a spirit of the utmost fairness. to each and every candidate concerned and in order tbat no one of them may have any ground whatsoever for fearing that his interests may not be properly and fairly represented and because we earnestly and honestly consider it essential that the best manhood of South Carolina, apply Itself to this vital situation withont personal < par tisanship or ulterior motive to take the best and most practical ateps for the redemption of South Carolina from misrule and one man dominion, tion. the clock has struck for Bleasism, If we do onr full duty as citisene at this time, Eliminating self and present ? colia,. milted front to that enemy, which we all feel and know Is doing far more injury to our beloved state than anything with which she has been confronted since 1876. We appeal to. all citisene of. South Carolina, who are opposed to Bleaee lam, to endorso this voluntary action of ours and to respond to this call at once, making this disposition known by letter or wire to any one of the undersigned: ? Or. W. D. Wright, Langley; H. P. Oycbeo, Aiken; H. B. Williams, New-1 MORE OFFRES OF REWARDS FOR THE ARREST OF MAN WHO TRIED TO KILL DR. McINTOSH PHYSICIANS MAD; And Give Out Indignant State ments Denying Stories That Are Afloat (Special to The Intelligencer) Columbia, July 2i,?Many wild rum ors have been circulated in .South Car olina in connection with the shooting of Dr. James H. Mclntosh. The talk in many sections of the state is that be was not shot or that be shot him self. Taking notice of these rumors, phy sicians of Columbia in charge of the case issued a statement showing con clusively that Dr. Mclntosh was shot and badly hurt. The Columbia medical rociety, at a meeting today, authorized a reward of $500 for the apprehension of the guilty party or partios. The follow ing statement wae issued: "This Is to certify., that about 2 a. m. laet Thursday morning. July 23, I was called to the Knowlton hospital to operate upon Dr. James H. .Mclntosh of Columbia for a wound of the abdo men. I immediately called Dr. S. E. Harmon, also of Columbia, to assist me at the operation. When I arrived at the hospital I found Dr. Mclntosh in bed and examined him. I found be had a pistol wound in the abdomen and advised immediate explo-atory operation. As soon as tbc necessary preparations could be made Dr. Mcln tosh was placed upon the operating table and the inaesthetic was admin istered by Dr. Edith Welborne of Co lumbia. The wound of entrance was on the right side of the abdomen, Just below the margin of. the ribs and was surrounded by a powder burn of con siderable extent. T?io. wound of exit was. about six laches ?rom the wound of entrance and about on the same level with it. Upon incision, I found that the perltoneeum had not teen penetrated by the bullet. Dr. Mclntosh had been Instructed by me noi to un dergo the mental exertion of making a statement to the newspapers. "Signed: Geo. H. Bunch, M. D. phy sician in charge." "I of my own personal knowledge know that the facts stated In the above statement are correct."?Sam uel B. Harmon, M. D. The following physicians were pres. ent at the operation upon. Dr. Mcln tosh : I certify that I was present at the operation upon Dr. James H. Mcln tosh and I huve read the statement of Drs. Bunch and Harmon and can af firm *.hat the same is correct?William Wes on M. D. ; R. G. Blsckburn, M. D. Dr. r iackburn Is an assistant phy sician at the state hospital for the In sane, appointed by a Blease board of regents. He is a supporter or the governor. Misses Bertie E. May and Mary B. Turpln, nuraes at Knowlton's hospital, signed statements that they are nurses on the case of Dr. Mclntosh and that he was shot. Dr. George H. Bunch, physician In charge of the case, said tonight that Dr. Mclntosh would be sufficiently re covered tomorrow to givo a statement to the press covering the details of the attack upon him. Dr. R.' A. Lancaeter. the first pereon to get to Dr. Mclntosh, has made a statement us finding Dr.. Mclntosh ly ing on the ground, after hearing the shooting end calls for help. Some time before the shooting Dr. Mclntosh. happened to be passing the First Presbyterian churchyard and discovered a man lying on the ground in the shadows. The man was drunk. Dr. Mclntosh took the. unfortunate man home and was returning along Marion street when Just as he came within the glare of th? arc light in front of the Wbodrow memorial chap el, a man darted out from behind a tree and ordered "hands -up!" For the moment Dr. Mclntosh, as he told those who came to his assist ance, threw up his hands. But as quickly he came down with them and grabbed the pistol of his assailant and struggled with him. It was then that the assailant fired the only sbot he did ore; and the one which wound ed Dr. Mclntosh. Dr. Mclntosh fell. His assailant ran and was leaping the the wall of the churchyard when the physician fired twice at him, and three times immediately after to attract at tention. The doctor called for help and fired once more. As his assailant was going over the wall, Dr. Mclntosh heard him call back: "Now you won't bother Colie tomorrow" or f,Now Colle won't be bothered with you tomor row." ,->? holland; J. C. Hntson, Alken; . F. Holley, Aiken; Dr. J. H. Burnett, G ran Ite vii lo; Thos. W. Davies, Beech Island; John Q. Chafee, Alkon; L. J. Williams, North Augusta, Alken coun ty delegates to the state convention. BITTER TALKS AT LEXINGTON JENNINGS MADE A SEVERE ; ARRAIGNMENT OF GOV. BLEASE NEW FEATURES ! Blease Accuses Francis H. Western Of Abusing the Privilege of His Office Special tc The Intelligencer. Lexington. July 24.?The senatorial meeting here today wub marked by the bitterest speech of the campaign. This vitrolic utteTance was from L. D. Jennings who said the present chief executive during the last three and oue half years "has made the filthiest and most diabolical record ever made by a white man In South Carolina." "The governor," he added, "has de bauched the state worse than Cham berlain. Scott and Moses of radical times combined." When he was speaking tho governor said that he never spoke to his op ponents, his reference being to Messrs. Jennings and Pollock. Allud ing to them tke governor said" When men appear on th<? platform to spow out filth against a gentleman, I don't notice them. I never pay any atten tion to any men wUo put themselves on a plane with John T. Duncan and Barney Evans." Mr. Jennings answered this by say ing that he would Buffer his right hand to be paralyzed and his tongue to cleave to the roof of his mcvath be fore he would speak to a man with such a filthy record. "And If I should speak to him," this candidate went on, "I hope my wife and children will de sert me." The governor's record was "as filthy as the nest of a carrion crow," Mr. Jennings concluded. W. P. Pollock, the first speaker was little lese bitter in his denunciation. When this candidate was drawing the "blisters" on the administration fol lowers, there was much heckling and angry retorting, the Blease faction trying at times to keep what (the speaker was saying from being heard. To one of these Mr. Pollock' replied, "Yes, hollow for Blease now and two years hence yoa wiil be like Peter of old, you will declare you never knew him." Another was told that the Bleosites would be buried August 26 with faces down. This .he explained would be done so that "If you scratch out you will scratch out 1a hell." Thle speaker told the audience that If the roll of delegates to the state demo cratic convention of lost. May should be examined, " it will be found that there were members of the Lexington delegation who were on the Bull Moose ticket with John C. Capers and other negroes." The Lexington dele gation to the last state convention was reported to be for Blease. If the governor should go to the United States senate, Mr. Pollock con tinued he could not work In double harness with anyone. He said tho governor was "out of joint" with every department of the natioaal govern ment with which he had any dealing, that he was working against Senator Tillman who had stood four square to the world and would neutralize the senior senator's good work so that the state would be practically without representation. ? Mr. Pollock again today measured by the carload the more than 900 negroes pardoned, saying that "there would be about enough to make up the biggest negro excursion in South Carolina. Senator Smith said todav that he was in'tho campaign to take care of his own record, and not to attack oth ers. "I am not going around," he ex plained, "picking out the rotten spots In any man's character. I have not started a campaign of vinification and abuse. I am not here to hold up any man's plteable failure, but here to hold up E. D. Smith's magnificent suc cess." '- j The speech of Guv. Blease was marked by hi* oompltmeata to The Columbia Stato, which he paid, though he apolglzed for doing so. "For once in my life I want to thank The State, and I hope lightning won't strike me for doing so. I want to thank The State for once' belay, fair to me in printing this morning the record in the Richey case." This la the home of State Senator W- H. Sharp?, who is state chairman of the Bleaae rganization. Today the governor said that one representative from each county com posed the executive committee. Un der each county coromltteeman, he added was a suborganlzation. with one or two members from each club In the county. .? I <t?|%l Francis H. Weston, recently ap pointed United States Attorney, was chart ed today by Blease, with at tempting to disrupt the democratic party hi South Carolina. "How long, I wonder," the governo?, asked, "will Mr. Wilson, allow to be violated that democrtlc doctrine of O rover Cleve ARBITRATON ULSTER MA1 o-ooooooooooooooooco ? o| o PROMINENT SON DEAR ?, o Nashville. Tonn,. July 24.? o o Major lamas Danto! Richard- o o son, aged 71 years, sovereign o o grand commander of the Scot- o ?> Rite Marions, southern Juris- o! o diction, died at 4 o'clock this o o afternoon at ills home near o o Murfreosboro, Tonn. o o He was elected to the forty- o o ninth congress" from the lift h i o district of Tennessee and serv- o o> ed IX consecutivo years, being o o leader of the democratic minor- o o Ity in congress when he refused a o unothcr nomination. o o Forty-seven years ago he enter- o o ed the Masonic order ut Eu- o o fala. Ala., and bis rise was jibe o nomcnal. He was a Confedor- o o ate offlcor. v o o o o o o o o o o o O O O O O O O O O O O land, that rule laid down by him, that I federal appointees should not parti cipate in party politics?" "Weeton," he explained "is doing everything in his power to disrupt the democratic I party in Smith Carolina by splitting up 1 into factions by working for Smith, so that If they are defeated they will have an excuse to go to the general election." In connection wltb his discussion of | the governoi 's record, Mr. Jennings made mockery of the governor's posi tion as tho poor man's friend. "Point to a single act," he cballeng-1 ed the Dlet.bc following, that tho gov ernor has done for the poor white peo ple i'lnce he was born, and I'll with draw from the race," he added with] em oliasi j. The tpeaker was equally sarcastic', in his reference and to the Governor as "the protector of woman's virtue." j In this connection the trial of Dr. Elettore . Saunders, was attain held I up, the two letters which the crovernor wrote being characterized as the like of which had never been written by' the lowest down man who ever walked I the face of the earth." It was also pointed out by Mr. Jen nings that the extra one mill school' tax levy which the governor; had said would cause the last session of the state legislature to go down in history had been vetoed by the chief execu tive. The meeting bere today was attend ed by approximately 1,500 people. Geo. | Bell Timmerman, county chairman and solicitor from this circuit pre sided. During his speech Mr. Jennings said that some years ago John T. Duncan and Blease were in the race for the legislature in Newberry county; that Duncan got over 1,100 votes and Blease got 8t>0. That is how the peo ple think of the two men In their home| county," exclaimed Mr. Jennings. SIMMS SCORED JOHN G. RICHARDS! Richard I. Manning's Declaration] For Law and Order b Well Received (By Associated Press.)' Charleston, July 24.?Charlee Car roll Slmms, "the original" Blease can didate for governor, severely arraign ed John G. Richards for his varying political record at the c?mpalgn meet, lng here today. Mr. Slmms was re ceived with much applause. The flay ing of Mr. Richards appeared to have pleased the audience of 50 voters who gathered this afternoon and tonight to hear tho speeches. Several of the candidates were heckled by the vot ers. Race track gambling was generally discussed and the statements by can didates that the laws must be enforc ed were received with prolonged ap plause. A. G. Brices again today charged "masterly Inactivity" on the part of his opponent, Thos. K. Peeplcs, for at torney general. F.'lchard I. Manning was given an ovation when he promised to enforce all the laws if elected. "I propose to be governor of all the people and enforce the laws," said Mr. Manning In conclusion. Several of the voters told John G. Richards that he was a "c?at tall swinger." DEFIANCE DANGEROUS Cup Defender Said to be Unfit for Rao* lng Purposes. (By Associated-Press.) Boston, July 24.?"The Defiance has been abandoned as a racing boat be cause it would be dangerous to sail her again without further changes," said Henry Taggard, secretary of tho Eastern Yacht Club, today. Mr. Tag gard was the representative of the Boston members of the Tri-State syn dicate which financed construction of the unsuccessful candidate for cup de fense honors. THE SITUATION APPEARS TO BE MORE CRITICAL THAN EVER TROOPS READY TO MAKE DASH Sir Edward Canon Is Holding the Uulsteritei In Readiness For Defense oooooooooooooooooooo o r ma ?li, Ireland, July *4~?\ o <> warning wag Issued toda) lo Uto o o Ulsfer volunteers lo be ready o o for instant mobilisation. o <> o oooooooooo oooooooo (By Associated Proas.) Belfast. July 24.?Official announce ment today of the failure of tho Buck ingham palace conference on home rule, caused no excltcmont here as telegrams from the Ulster leaders had been lecelved previously. The leading buolness men, clergy men. Tinkers and manufacturers wna declared for an anti-home rule move ment were unanimous tonight in en dorsing the uncompromising attitude of Sir Edward Carson and Captain - Ham ce Craig in demanding til o total and permanent exclusion of Ulster from the wordings of the home rule bill. The Ulster provisional government awaits orders from Sir Edward and Captain Craig, who are etiti in Lon don. It is believed hero that the. next step will he a general mobilization of the volunteer force, "aa a kind of armed demonstration".which may Im prese the government. If.'th?'govern.* mont Is still unyielding, it appears certain, according to declarations by j prominent Ulster ment, that a pro visional government \yl\l ...bo--sot. up before tho homo rule bllP?f phssod Martial Lhw; m The belligerent minority,. baa 'de sired to hoIzo the postonico and cus toms hau Be and conduct - a kind of armed republic under martial law but the conservative element in < Ulster has overruled them. Belfast probably will be policed by volunteers drawn from four local regiments ? who " will be known as the "town guard." The state regiments also will furnish a quota of ten thousand men, fully armed, for the second Une fighting force. so-called special service corpa consisting of about 40,000, men will comprise the first line of a "flying col umn." This force will bo ready to rush to any quarter of Ulster where th nationalists defy the provisional gov ernment by rioting and reinforce local citizen troopss. It is understood the police in. Belfast probably will be withdrawn if provisional govern ment 4s set up, thus leaving every thing in the hands or the Volunteers. The Kin ; Fails. London, July 24.?Formal announce, ment that the Buckingham palace con ferences on home rule Could. not bridge the narrow difficulties which separated the 11 Isterltes s?d the Nat ionalists on the Irish homo rulo bill was made to King George today by the speaker of the house of commons, the Ut. Hon. James Lowther, and to the house itself by Premlor Asqulth. While the failure of the king's at tempt to bring about a compromise was well known Wednesday,, the fact that the party leaders continued to discuss the question at Issue kindled faVnt hope throughout the country that the deadlock might yet bf brok en. The definite fall of th?, ?hrtain on the monarch's plan to bring face to face the who are most1responsi ble for present sensational crisis leaves tb? country in a mo?d of deep est pessimism. No one attempts to predict whet the noxt step may be. No oh? sees any possibility of a settlement.Of.,the dis pute unless It be by th? government appealing to a verdict of the country through a general election'and auch etop would be considered .generally, not a compromise but a surrender by Premier Asqulth's cabinet;; ? _ ? ' ' THROUGH SERVICE. First Train In Many Days Hakes Trip From Caphol to Coast. . Vera Crut, July , 24^?ho'-.? first through train from Mexico <ilty alnee the American occupation ot Vera Cru* arrived here early this morning, tho break In the railroad having; at last been prepared. It brought large number of adh?rente of tfie. Bj?erta regime. .?.?*/.?'. HAINE AT GIBRALTAR s. Battleship te Bring Home Crew From Ship Sold to Greece. Gibraltar. July. St.?The Ainericsn battleship Maine arrived here today on her way to VHlofranche, where she la to take over on July 26 the crew of tbo battleship Idaho recently purchased by Gr-o-Oce. . -'S';.;. -'. . -