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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 154 Weekly, Established 1860; Dally, Jan.13, 191?. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY
PRICE FIVE CENTS
$5.00 PER ANNUM
WAR IS DECL
AUSTRI
AG/
AUSTRIA-HUNGARY HAS BE
GUN HOSTILITIES WITH
SERVIA
GERMANY TO BLAME
Attitude of Empire in Rejecting
Peace Proposalo Caused De
cree to Be Issued
(Hy Associated Press.)
The text of the declaration of
war follows:
Vienna, July 28.?r"The Royal
Government of Servia not having
replied in a satisfactory manner
to the note remitted to it by the
Austro-Hungarian minister in Bel.
grade on July 23, 1914, the im
perial and royal government finds
itself compelled to proceed
to safeguard the rights and inter
ests and to have recourse for this
purpose to force of arms.
"Austria-Hungary considers it
self from this moment in a state of
war with Servia."
"? '"?} . . ?.-? ?? . ? ?.
TROOPS ON MOVE.
Berlin, July 28.?Reports from
the Austrian., border toda state
that the transport of eighth and
ninth Austrian army corps from
Bohemia toward the Servian fron
tier began yesterday and i that
there was no other traffico on the
Bohemian-railroade except that of
?-troop ^r?#e^
The, tWo' corps' cot?siet of 32
battalions of infantry with at lar^e
number of quick firing machine
guns, six regiments of cavalry,
*wc regisaesfs <s? fiele! eifillsry
and two regiments'of the'army
service corps.
Telegraphic communication
with Carlsbad and Marienbad still
was open today buf only by one
direct line from the Saxon fron
tier... The telegraphic service be
tweep Berlin and Vienna was de
moralized and on .some lines was
. completely interrupted.
Vienna, July 28.?The people'In the
dual monarchy look forward to a war
with Servia, which today was formally
declared, with a feeling of relief. <
O?lcIulH Are Optimistic.
High officiale- are optimistic that the
war will be confined to these two
countries. Certain knoWledi?o that
Kuusla would intervene however,
would not cause. Austria to alter .her
course- in the slightest.
News of .the formal declaration of
war-ran through tho cily^heforc ox
U'u editions of the papere could.roach
tho vendors and -was everywhero
created with, a spirit whlcli: intubi be
?ifscribed as. close to religious, eicai
. tation.'' <- . \?j
ViehnO' is absolutely .without news
, of troop movements which the papers
' are forbidden, to pi?nt A sharp cen
sorship has been established over.all
means of communication.
Th? evening papere published, tho
following-Inspired statement:
."In well,Informed circles.the ,view
la hefyi that so tar as Sir Edward
- Grey's proposai is to. localize the con
file!; between . Austria-Hungary, and
Servia, tlm former can declar? her
self entirely, agreed with Sir Edward
Grey's remarks, but regarding what
. ' he has said 'concerning;. the ' euppiros
slon et-milita^, op?rations, affairs
have proceeded much-too far to all?'w
anything to be.done In tMaMUre^tlohJ'
Advices frota Pel grade say the Ser
vian Capitai now located at NIsh,
nher?i th?; 8Uupshtlna( National As
sembly) met today. All Servians be
tween! 18 and 60 years of age'able to
bear arms, have been called out and
mobilization is proceeding rapidly.
^ Fighting.is;Beported. [
The Mllitaerlsche Rundschau re
ports, sjiiarp fighting along the river
Drlna where Servian ^volunteers Who
atten^pted to. croan were opposed iiy
Austrian', frontier troops^? It Also -?*e
porteHhat Servians fired on their-?wn
river ttransports by mistake, killing
and wounding several Servian 'sol
diers.
The1 ministry of foreign/affaira has
addressed a Verbal note to tho foreign
representatives informing them of the
declaration of War and declaring that
Austria William the assumption of si
mitar observance* by Servia; adhere
to the provinces; o? tho pr?gno con
ference ?f October l?, 1908; and the
declaration Ol g?don pi February 26.
1909.r ;?.;.: .
[d?n, July 28,?The' Austro^Huh
MED BY
\-HUNGARY
LINST SERVIA!
garlan government declared war
against Servia today by a manifesto
wblch is one of the briefest of his
tory's momentous documents.
Germany t'uuscn Row.
Germany paved the way for this
declaration by announcing her rejec
tion of the British proposal to bring
four powers together in conference
for mediation. Germany explained
that her ally could not be expected to
submit her acts to an European coun
cil as though she were ono of the
Balkan ?taten.
This announcement preceded the
declaration of war by only two hours
and showed the harmonious working
of the partnership between the two
nations which stood firmly tog-ther
through the Bosnian crisis of 1909.
The center of interest has shifted
sharply to St. Petersburg, which holds
the decision whether an European
war, which probably would shift the
balance of power if not rearrange the
entire map of Europe, is to break out.
Negotiations arc afoot there between
the Russian foreign minister and the
Austrian ambassador, which are de
signed to "focalize" the conflict.
The next news expected is the oc
cupation of Belgrade and that now
may bo an accomplished fact. Re
ports of enconutcrs along the frontier
have beea permitted to-pass the cen
sor but military experts here believe
mobilization already has been effected
and that a campaign Is underway.
England May Mix In.
There is no enthusiasm in England
for war, yet there is a general belief
that her obligations to her partners
in the triple entente, and her interests
as a great European power will force
her to support Russia and France in
any steps they may take.
The immediate effect of the war
cloud i ? likely to be a compromise on
home rule, since all parties feel that
domestic dissensions must be settled
at all cost in the face of outside peril.
'. .Thb. fierce demande Of .tb?. cb?a?r
vativo papers for a -general election
have , been bushed. The foreign ?Office
has become the most .Important
branch of the government and no one
wants to risk the possibility of losing
Sir Edward Gray ??i?.h hie exceptional
influence in the councils of Europe.
Warships Get llendy.
; The British warships everywhere
are taking on suplica. Soon after it
became known that Austria and Servia
were at war all the officers and s?llors
ashore at Portland and Weymouth
were summoned to their ships.
Socialists Are Angry.
Berlin, July 28.?The ambassadors
gathering at the weekly reception of
the German foreign minister, Herr
von Jagow, late today was decidedly
pessimistic, although most cf tho am
bassador.) had no knowkdr.o of the
Austrian declaration of war.
Twenty-six socialist mam meetings
tonight in the workmen's quarters of
the city were crowded to the doora
and overflow meetings were held. A
(Continued on Page Seven) -
?;"
European 'M
(By Associe
Nish, Servia, July 28.?The :
l'ava were seized today at ?rsova,
JS?rv?an colors were hauled down a
passengers were detained.
Dublin, Ireland, July 28.?.
{rifles for the Irish Nationalist Volt
;at New ?astl?.on the c?ast of Cc
1,000 rifles was landed near Kilcoc
s . . ?.:'"- ... ' " '. ? .. ,'.* ? ?
?>.?.?? iiVi "*?'.* ?"' ? "?""""?
Berlin, July 28.?An uticont
\r3astern Prussia, to the Taegliche
occupied Wirballen; Russian Polan
fy, artillery and two regiments of
been placed all along roads on th<
;asquadron of German Uhlans ha
|.*ussi?n frontier. ,'
Rome, July 28,?It is report
squadrons are fofming to concentr
of Naples.
Vienna, July 28>?-The seirii
lias been decalred. To th? people
/ or days no doubt that it was ine
j> given emphatic expression to its
I government. War is'also a fact 1
."? * " : jV.,'
V Berlin, Jutyv 28.?Np confirm
'hour this evening either by the G
Embassy of the mobilization of. vi
'ported in yesterday's despatches to
A German official declared f
1 jagainSt Russia, partial or otherwise
CARBAJAL'S TERMS
ARE VERY EASY
Wants To Name Provisional
President That Carranza
Party Approves Of
(By Associated Prese.)
Vera Cruz, .July 28.?Unwilling to
risk being captured J>v Cenerai Pas
cual Orozoco, Jr., who is operating
between Sau Luis Potos? and Tampico;
General Lauro ? Villar, and David
Gutierrezo Allende, Provisional Presi
dent Carba jal's peace delegates, came
from the capital to this port last
night. At ,tho earliest possible moment
they will go to Tamplcp to confer with
the Carranza appointees.
The federal delegatcp arc Instruct
ed to hislst upon an amnesty and re
cognition of the regular army as It
was at the timo of the overthrow of
Madero. They also are instructed to
inform the constitutionalists of Carba.
ial's willingness to turn over the gov
ernment to the constttutionallste, but
that the president urges that he be
permitted to riamo a constituions!ist
whom tho Carranza party could desig
nate as minister of foreign affairs
and who, upon Senor Carbajal's re
tirement,, automatically would become
provisional president.
Those are the only terms upon
which President Carbajai insists.
Brigadier General Funston met the
peace delegates special train at the
station. lie offered to do anything he
could to facilitate their trip to Tam
pico.
If a small steamer cannot be ob
tained without delay It Is expected
they will accept an offer to make the
trip In au American naval vessel.
CORONER'S INQUEST ABJOURN?
Will Bender Inquest on Thursday on
Saturday's Killing.
(By Associated Press.)
Dublin, Ireland, July 2S.?The cor
oner's inquest on tho victime of Sun
day's fighting between the King's own
Scottish borderers and the crowd, was
adjourned until. Thursday at the re
quest of the lawyers representing the
soldiers who asked to preparo their
evidence.
Tho bodies of the dead were taken
to - the Ma'riborou gU . ?treiot* cathedral
tonight, Tboupandri - of -por?on s ? i
a. grand -procession followed the
hearses and great crowd s ' lined the
.streets. Not a policeman - or soldier
was to be seen, all having been order
ed to remain away from tho vicinity
of thSvfun?aral cortege.
At tBe cathedral tomorrow a re
quiem high mass will be celebrated,
and the bodies will then he burled in
Glarneven cemetery.
CHALLENGER* APPROACHES
The Shamrock IF Has Beached the
Azoren In Good Condition.
(By Associated Presa)*
Horta, Fayal, Azores, July 28.?The
Shamrock IV, Sir Thomas Llpton's
new challenger for the American cup
arrived here today, having taken the
seven days and three hours trip from
Falmouth, England.
According to those on board, the
would-be lifter of the International
trophy proved herself an excellent sea
boat.
Tho yacht left Falmouth at 5 o'clock
on-the morning of July 21 for her run
, by way of the Azores to New oYrk. '
Var Bulletin
ited Press.)
Servian steamers Deligrad and Mo
on the Danube, by Austrains. The
ind the Austrian flag hoisted. ; The
\ consignm "<* of four thousand
mtecrj was Glided during the night
unty .Vftcklow. Another batch of
>1, ?lsoJn'Wirklovv-.
Firmed despatch from Gumbinnen,
Rundschau today says Russia has
id, with a force of engineers, caval
infantry while Russian guards have
; frontier. The despatch adds.that
s advanced to Eydtkuhnen, oh the
led that the first and second naval
ate ?t Gaeta, fony miles northwest
(-official Frembenblatt says: "War
of Austria^Hungary there has been
vjtabl?, and popular sentiment has
ratification of.thej decisions of he
F?r. feurope."'
atipn has been received up to a late
irman foreign office or the Russian
irious army corps in Russia, as re
Condon. \-::'' ?. '
latiy that any Russian mobilization
i m?ant war.
?/ ; '. '
MME CMtlAUX
is a???tted
JURY OEL?BI
fifty m
REACH
EXCITING ^SCENES
Spectators Oppocld Verdict By
Speech and Force, Fighting
Taking Piace
(By Associated Press.)
Paris. Joily 28.-~tytae. ' Henriette
Caillanx was acquUtJdJby a jury in
the court of assize'lie wilful mur
der on March 10 ' -'^ Ga.v.?a tal
inette, editor of tb^ytigaro. The ver
dict was returned??flje? fifty minutes
deliberation. The aif?oiincenieiii was
followed by the* wildest tumult.
Mme. Caillaux staggered and then
threw her arms about the neck of her
counsel, Ferdinand.''Labbri. Her liair
fell over her shoulders ahd her hot
fell to the floor. T?o*spectator8 stood
upon desks and chairs.',-Cries of Cail
laux! Labori!" ?no;f Caillaux, assas
sin!" mingled. \$?$\
The din was deafening. Several
groups of barrister's came to llcw^
and tlio republican i'gjusfds, trying to
separate them, Joined in the melee.
The spectacle of Labori ?nd Cileno,
the latter counsel for. the ("alnntte
family, embraclngreach'Otiier, calmed
the tumult f?r n-'jfciom?iit, but It was
redoubled when .-jttiey.'Jeft with Mmo
Caillaux.
Unable to maJ^?Thimsolf !'card the
presiding judgo with the other judges
marched from the. room. The advo
cates took complet? posFesslon of the
cc.u<; some mounted the judge's desks
and harangued th/jfcrbwd. The guards
then cleared a portion of the room and
comparative quiot,:'Wp,s: restored.
Judge ?Albanel". /Returned . and -reo.d
tbovjudgment, orderjag the relcajie :of
Mm f> iltn\i y -,. .._ & ..) - .' ?/_ _ $??$2.
^Shaken with euiQri'd'nyMm?: Cai?i?a?x
departed -by the witness* door. She
covered her ?ac? w?th'hor ha?da as if
to shield herself from the furious crie?
of "murderess!" By way of scvorr.l
narrow corridore grid back ntair-.^ses,
she reached a small sidj door in the
palace of justice and drove away in an
automobile unobserved.
M. Caillaux left by Uie Malu en
trance on the arm of his devoted
friend. Deputy Pascli Coecaulh amid
mingled cheers and hoota.
Thus ended the. most sensational
trial In Parisian courts hi years. Ea-m
day provided Its dramatic thrill and
though the verdict ha;? been-pronounc
ed the final.outcome cannot be' tore
told.
- The court session today was devoted
to speeches by counsel, ? Mme. Cail
laux entered* the prisoner's dock pale
and worn. She collapse] during the
address of M. Chenu, who scored her
bitterly.
The tone of the speech of julee
Harbaux, procurator general, was un
usually mild. To the jurors be r.ald:
"Your duty as the defenders of the
Intereste of society requires you tc
find a verdict of guilty, but no one
expects you to bo pltllless,"
M. Labori, who came laet, delivered
a masterpiece of passionate eloquence,
He closed amid a tempest of applause
saying:
"My wish is that Mme. Caillaux
shall leave here acqulted and that the
press shall be purified. -Let us keep
our anger for Our enemies abroad."
Demonstrations against the Cail
laux verdict's occurred -..'in several
places tonight. In the boulevards
large excited crowds discussed the
case and when the verdict became
known there were cries of "down, with
Caillaux."
Maurice and Jean Rostand, rens ot
tho dramatist, wcre among ihc-sc ar
rested.
.The Figaro office was the scene ol
a demonstration. .
After dining at home.Wltli her hus
bandi arid a few friends/Mme. Cail
laux" recel i?d a n?rnberger oloeo ac
quaintances.
*It is M. LaJboritt.' she saldv "to
whom -1 owe the gocd fortune to bo
free. He pleaded today...with ..all hih
fine talent arid I am profoundly grate,
lui to him."
Paris, July 29.?Thov^lgaro com
ments bitterly on the acquittal ol
Mme. Caillaux, calling it- "the verdict
of shame and the greatest, scandal ol
our epoch." >-'-..
Tho paper follows this! with an ar.
tlcle-on Gaston Calmette, beaded "In
Mem?ri?in."
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o FIGHTING REPORTED o
o Cope Ha?tien, Halth July 28.-- c
o Heavy fighting has been In pro- o
o gr ese . between government o
? forcea' and revolutionists. The o
o federals attacked the rebels, at o
O Tro?, South of Cape Ha?tien, o
o recapturing the towu:, ?tghtlng o
o continues at several other o
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EUROPE CALLS
FOR MUCH GOLD
MILLIONS CROSSES WATER
TO WAR THREATENED
COUNTRIES
LARGE SHIPMENTS
Gold Bullion Worth Millions Is
Leaving United States On
Every Liner
(By Associatoci Press.)
I Now York, July 28.?Further onorr
I mous drafts on this country's gold r?
j serves, having their origin in the dis
. turned conditions abroad, added to the
1 alarm prevalent in the financial dia.
I triot toduy. Thus far this y ?ur totul
I withdrawals aggregate about $105,?
1000,000,. which breaks all known re
cords.
Engagements today amounted to
I $13,000,000,'all but $2,500.000 going toJ
: London. The remainder is destined
to Paris. The French market since
i January has taken approximately
$8 ?,000,(>00. London only yesterday
began pulling at this quarter.
The present movement was initiated
last week when the war clouds begun
to hover, over eastern Europe. In five
business days a total of 4-8.850,000 has
been taken. The supply of gold barsj
of requisito fineness gave out today
and recourse was .had to eagles and
double eagles.
A torrent of gold has pc-trod out of
New York to Europo slpdc the .bo
ginning of the war scaro several days
ago. Since last Thursday shipments
have amounted to $22,350,000. There
is no abatement in the (low and the'
present movement, it is believed, will
1 establish a new rocord.
Shipments for the calendar year arc
now In ox?ese of $100,000.000. This,
it is believed, is a new high mark for
that period.
Ten million six hundred thousand
dollars was shipped today .aboard the
said to be thelargest cinglo, gola shlp~
ment ever made from. America to, Eu
rope. , .; <
Of today's shipment $6.000,000 is
consigned to London bankers and SI,
600,000 to Paris.
In addition to this $2,750,000 in gold
bars has been engaged for shipment
to Paris by the Carmania, due to sail
tomorrow. It was expected that other
engagements today would make the
amount to go out by the Carmaula at
least $8,000,000.
Bankers lav the new demand almost
entirely Iq the Europoan war scare.
, _-1
imcix; ke81lt8
Detroit, July 8.?Dick McMahon to
day won bis second $5,000 : take of the
year when he drove King Couchman
to victory in straight heats in the
! chamber of commerce stakes for 2:15
class pacers, the event of chief Inter
est on the Orand Circuit program.
The M. & M. $10,000 stake for trot
; tors mised \ this year from the 2:24
to the 2:14 clase is the big feature.;
of tomorrow's; card._.
'Worlds Mar
?n Dec?an
(By Associated Pressi
> Expectation of war between Aus
tria-Hungary and Serv?a, and its'sub
sequent ceci arat i on today dem o ral i ed
? the markets of the world.
War was not declared until after
? tho Bourses of Europe bad closed, but
in London, Berlin and Paris, panicky
conditions and severe declines in se
curities m anticipation of situation. At
three capitals, bonde of European gov
ern monts which have. been dropping
steadily, registered further losses.
In Vienna the Bourse, bod been clos
ed since Saturday, but there, was a
heavy run on the Austrian Savinge
Bank, tho most important in the dual
monarchy. .
In{ Paris the commercial exchange
> suspended all dealings in grains, sug
' ar and other commodities and ex
' change on London and private dis
count for tho first time in years were
not- quoted.
In Berlin runs of savings banks, be
- gun yesterday, grew heavier.
' In London, after the close of. tho
. stack market, stocks tumbled on the
' curb.
News Of the declaration reached
this, country while the markets' were
in session. With it .came an avalanche
of .foreign, aelling .on. the New York
Stock Exchange. Leading securities
'slumped from.five to tweny-five points
and conditions pe ral leled in their in
? tensity the domestic panic of 1007.
> Stock exchanges of Montreal and
Toronto suspended their sessione. .
On the Chicago Board of Trade
there war, a tremendous rise in tho
wheat market and the wildest trading
in many years on' the expectation that
war in Europe would create a demand
for American grain. Other foodstuff a
also advanced. These conditions were
reflected In all produce markets of tho
.country.
-' .??.:;
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LUSTY CHEERS
FOR E. D. SMITH
At the Dorchester County Meet
ing Where State Office Can
didates Spoke
Special to the Intelligencer.
St. George, July 28.?Attack on the
record of Senator Smith today brought
furth a demons!ration of inoro than
u minute for the Junior Unitod Stato?
senator on the port of Dorchester
county voters, whenever the name
was mentioned there was much cheer
ing. Tili? was during the speeches of
.John l?. Itichurds and oilier candi
dates. The senatorial candidates
spoke here the first week of the cam
paign.
Another feature of the meeting to
duy was the reception of a telegram
inviting the anti-admlniatration can
didates for governor to attend the con
ference in Columbia next Friday. The '
invitation was extended by H. F. Hol
ley, II. 1'. Dychcs and John ?. 11ut son,
members of the cqmmlltco in charge
of the "Alken plan."
A. W. Jones and J. A. Summersott,
candidates for comptroller general,
continued their wordy battle for the
umusentetit of the voters
All candidates made their usual
speeches.
TROUBLE BREWING
Rebellious Islanders Start Hostilities
At Expiration of Truce ,
.(Uy Associated Press.)
Washington. July 28. violent out
break of hostilities in Santo Domingo
is impending no a result of the expi
ration of truce arranged by Ameri
can naval officers there.
Tho revolutionist- are reported to
be closing in on the capital and the
! hold of the government Is rendered
I doubly precarious because of the ab
sence of President Bord?s, who Is
besieging another faction ot rebels at
Puerto Plata.
ThcHO facts were laid before the
cabinet today during its consideration
of the Dominican and Halten prob
lems, While there was talk of In-,
ter vent Ion, no. definite conclusion was
reached.
mmg^a iie(:qb?.tbi&, i
Stricken Man Is Carried 25 Miles |
Through Mountains On Stretcher.
Fort Smith. Ark., July'28.?Carried!
In relays by 24 companions on an im
provised stretcher for 25 miles ]
through mountains from Smlthvllle,
Okla., to Hutfield, Ark., Johnson
Young, 27 years old, ot Mount Sterl
ing, Ky., a civil engineer employed by]
the United States Geological Survey |
was brought hero today.
For thirty one days Young lay 111
with typhoid fever In the camp of his
surveying party. Monday a physician,
said Young would dio Ih twenty-four
hours unless he reached a hospital
and a trip by wagon would bo fatal.
Hastily construefing a stretcher, |
Chief Engineer J. C. Herpendlng, or
ganized tho surveying squad into relay |
parties of four. They crossed the Ri
amichi mountains, forded three moun
tain streams and landed- Young at
H ut field In seven hours. .There -ho
was placed on a train and brought to
Fort Smith.
ket Shaken
xtion of War
On the other hand smart declines
were recorded in cotton futures at
New York Und New Orleans. Coffee
also slumped, owing, it was reported,
to fears that con tore;plated financing
in Europe of Uro d<tzilian crop would
sequent dech\r .< a Tuesday demoral
ized and ml i' ><s in gold wero en
gaged at N'Jr York for shipment to
London and Paris.
War ran up wheat transactions to
day on the Chicago Board Trade
to a total of nearly 100.000 bushels
and sent prices skyward 8 1-4 to 9 1-4
cents. No other day of the Twentieth
century has witnessed sucn trading
bere.
Stories of fortunes made and lost
today wore numerous but in most cas
es were not verified. One pit trader
is known to have pocketed ? $25,000
which he had npttcd In fivo minutes.
Hundreds of spectators thronged
I the galleries. The uproar in tho pit
was plainly audible in tue streets
surrounding the Board of Trade.
I The first throb df excitement wax
caused by news that quotations had
been discontinued at Paris. Bullish
feeling arose rapidly after advices that
- Germany would shun any peace con
ference. A report that Servia had
conceded everything asked causod a
check after news of the declaration
of war . Later dispatches ceemliig to
involve Russia and Great ? Britain
I carried speculators off their feet.
j lu tho end . there, were no bears In
I sight in tho. pit:
j C. H. Canbyi president of the Cbi
icago Board of Trade, f-ald that ho
thought that In the event of the war
involving the big European nations,
the American wheat market ultimate
ly will be weakened after tho first-'
scare hsa passed. He declared that
the market waa based on the appre
hensions of what miglit occur.
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SOUTHERN RY.
PROBE ENDED
P.RESIDENT HARRISON TELLS
OF THE ROAD'S
FINANCES
IS CROSS EXAMINED
Refuted Charges That Roads
Made Rates Under Agreements
Known As Understandings . ;
?- ?
(By Associated Press) .
Washington, July 28.?At ilio con- .
elusion of rigid cr?co examination
or Fairfax Harrison, president of the
Southern railroad, as to tjp Jlrmnclul
operations of his r/\d and the method
of rate inuking employed by tit; Snuth
ern systems, the Senato special com
mittee investigating coal transporta
tion toduy took a recese until Novem-i
her 15. The bearing will then bo re
s?nied with a view of making a re-'
port early in the next Be3slon of Con
gress.
Under cross examination Mr. Har
rison was plied with questions as to.
lie holdings of the Southern directors
In the systems of Blocks and 'bonds.
Mr. Harrison said that .the stock
books showod the directors were
enly nominal holders, bet ho insisted
that they held largo blocks of bonds.
Charles A. Douglas, attorney for In
dependent coal corporations in South
ern Virginia, Bought to enow that the
directors hold largo financial Interests
In coal properties along the, railroads.
On Itate Question*
President Harrison was questioned
in detail as to whether the- rallorads
today make rater by conference agree
ments, derlgnated '?s "Uhdarstand
lngB." He inalsted , that..the rates
were announced at these gatherings'of
the officials of competingrailroads
"Individually" and ' not Jointly. Ho
was unable to give the detailed ac
count o? how the ratea ?. worn mad o
and . suggected that \ the r
D. L. Dulneyvan Independent coal-op
erator of .Bristol. Tonn., that coal traf"
fie from the Apalachlan neide of Vir
ginia had been arbltrttril/'divided be
tween the t?ulaylfc fi&yf?ffiUe end
Southern roade, Mr. narrinoti eatd
that he bad no knowledgo pf'any auch
agreement. Ho also declared'ho had.
no personal knowledge of any attempt
by ?the Southern to get a joint coal
servlco over the NorfdlU. and; Western
to. tidewater. "\
."I Jut t wanted to see if tho nego
tiations of the SouthernVfdrithe Joldt
arrangement was in good faith," ex
plained Attorney . 'Lyon, representing
the Independent coal shippers,
"President Finley carried on that ne
gotiation and everything' that he did
was in good faith," responded, Presi
dent Harrison. ;? ?.'''.
In Reference to Duianey.
Charles Douglas, an attorney fop
tho independent operatore/ rigidly,
cross examined President ? Harri?on
about his statement yesterday that
Dulaney was suffei ing -?rom^."delu
sion of persecution." The" attorney
presented evidence to snow thai, in
1013 Dulaney had offered.-to. soil the
Virginia and Southwestern Railroad
to the Southern tor Sl.fi?O.OOO and
three years later tho Southern bought
it from Henry K. McHarg for ?0.000,
000. Mr. Douglas asserted that Grant
B. Schley whose riamo appeared on
the contract for the sale/Of the road
with that of McHarg owaa a'brotht?r
in-law of George F. Baker, ?rsone of
the voting trustees of the. Southern
and that.George F. Baker. Jr.,-was a
Southern director.
"You were in a better position to
buy when McH?rg was selllhg than
when Dulaney was selling; weren't
you?" inquired Mr. Douglas,
"Individuals made no difference;
the time made the difference," re
plied President Harrison.' "The reas
on we paid $6.000.000 for the Virginia
and Southwestern was 'd)c?ause tho L.
& N. wanted It." ""?. f
Mr. McHarg la now. a director of
the Virginia and Southwestern* the
witness said In reply to a question.
Ho 1b the same H. Ki McHarg who
was a diroctor of the N. *,/.*1? ?
H?" suggested the attorney. .,
"Yep." ' \ ? , ,
"And you stand by your opinion
formed In 190G that he never did an
unworthy thing?" '?
' "I know nothing to make me change
my BUggcstlon." ,?Vft " ?
Attorney Douglas brought out that
Daniel B. Wontz of " Philadelphia, ? a
large coal operator of Stqnegai near
Dulaney's Black Moutatn minea, tad
bought the land for the Southern's
terminals to? be built; at^CharleStoai
Mr. Harrison said that W?hta turned
it over to tho Southern at tho figure
ho paid for it
Defends Went*.
"Mr. Wentz le quite ? fayorito with
the Southern, la he not?" inquired Mr.
Douglas.
"He is a largo shipper over our,
lines."
'And a fcvorlto?"
"Ho is a nice fellow, afcd we all
like him.'' .. " 9WmM&
Mr. Douglas asked if the directora
o? the Southern railroad nad not for
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