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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 342. rTeeUy, E.tabUshed i860; D?fljr, Janis, ?1?. ANDERSON, S. C, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1914. $5.00 PER ANNUM PRICE FIVE CENTS
Trustees of the Institution Also
Given the Authority to Issue
$75,000 in Bonsls.
Special to Th? Intelligent*!-.
(CHARLESTON, S. C, Doc. 9.-After
considerable wrangling the'state'Bap
tist convention tonight adopted the
recommendation ot the board of Edu
cation to grant Anderson college the
privilege of a state-wide canvass for
the purpose of raising f100,000 to meet
the-indebtedness of the college and to
purchase new equipment.
In the petition of the board of trus
tees to the board of education the ex
clusive right ot such a campaign was
asked. In the recommendation of tho
board ot education to the convention
the word "exclusive" waa not mention
ed. The argument hinged about this
some stating that it might cause trou
ble later. Anderson college ls grant
ed the ri?ht tv> make a state canvass
only, bu. f".er colleges may privately
solicit Buorjrlptlons,
President Kinsrd, Capt. H. H. Wat
kins, and Dr. Jno. T. Vines, made
pleas for the granting of permission
of the convention. The exact financial
condition of the Anderson college was
stated, and - the gentlemen put it up
to the committee that if the conven
tion did not wish to grant the request
the board of trustees would be glad
to take the college off tho hands of
the convention.
Besides the above, three gentlemen,
Dr. Cody of Greenville, Col. F. N.
Bailey, of Greenwood and Br. H. L.
Jones of Coker College, spoke heartily
in favor of pasting tho recommenda
Forman University is granted the
privilege of extending its State-wide
canvass for eig?it montes in order tb
raise the remainder of its endow
ment. Anderson College has the sole
right to Conduct a state-wide cam
paign. While not unanimous, the vote
was overwhelmingly In favor of the
After thin had been passed Capt.
Watkins introduced a resolution that
the trustees cf Anderson college be
allowed to issue bonds not exceeding
$75.000. to be secured by mortgages
on the property of the college. This
money is to meet the expenses and to
improve the Institution. This was
passed with no discussion.
By understood agreement Green
ville county ls not to be canvassed
on account of the G. F. C. Anderson
was greatly praised in raising money
for her college and the value waa
stated to be now 1198,500 and assests
- at 155,665,
Tbs as&o?latlon authorized tho
changing of ' ?ne name ot \he tircen
vllle Female College.-to that of Green
ville Woman's College.
Tue cause i :: ministerial education
was presented by the Rev. S.. T.
Matthews, pastor ol tbs Central Bap
- tist church of Greenville, the speaker
rf po; 'lng that there were 38 benefic
iaries. .
The educatton board reported that
thero was a debt of $2,400.
The causes of Coker College., at
Hallsville. Furmatt University and
Greenville Female College and the
Anderson College were presented.
The matter of tho campaign for
the Anderson College precipitated a
long discussion, which waa partiel-,
pated In by President David M. F.um
aay of the Greenville Female College,
Hon. B. M. Shuuian, of the boars' ot
trustees ot the Institution, nev. j. F.
Vines, pastor of the First Baptist
church of- Anderson; President J. P.
Kinard ot the Anderson College and
Captain H. H. Watkins ot the board ot
trustees of the Anderson Institution.
Emperor William's
Condition Unchanged
IXWDON. Dee, 10,~-a*41 a. w.)-~
An Exchange Talsgraph . dispatch
from Amsterdam says:
"The latest bnletln issued in Ber
lin aays Emperor William's condition
ts unchanged and he has been unable
to leave bia bed.. 2& fever has not
?The emperor received a report of
the military rituatlea but was too
weak to give any instructions."
Jeers Driven Pron Hone.
NEW yOBK. Dee. 0.-Approxi
mately 1A>00.0C0 Jews have been driv
en from their homes in Poland, accord
ing to a cablegram from the Petro
grad offins ot the Jewish Colonisation
Association, made publie her? today
by tbs American Jewish Relief Com
mittee .. Ali ot th*m are. suffering,
the message said.
No Prospect of
Settling Ohio Strike
(By Auociated Prcas.)
CLEVELAND, O.. Dec. 9.-That
there 1B DO immediate prospect of
settling the strike of 15,000 coal min
era in eastern Ohio waa Indicated to
day when the Ohio Coal Operators'
Association issued a statement de
claring their mines would not be re
opened until the miners agreed to a
wage scale "in line with other con
tracta which they have made in com
petitive fields and which is not an
increase over last year."
Denounces Spirit of Mob Violence
Which Pervaded Court Room
at His Trial.
(By AsMdafed Prest.)
ATLANTA; GS., Dec. 9.-Leo Ta.
Frank today waa sentenced in the
Fulton county auperior court to be
hanged on Friday, January 22. for the
murder here tn April. 1913, of Mary
Phagan. a 14-year old factory girl.
; Before receiving sentence, wbicn
was pronounced by Judge Ben H. Hill,
Frank made a statement to the court,
denouncing the "spirit of mob violence
which pervaded the court room' at '
bia trial; declaring bia death wouiu
lay an indelible stain upon Georgias
name for Justice," and charging that
James Conley, the negro sweeper at
the factory of which Frank was super
intendent, ar>d who waa the States
principal witness against Franky had
committed perjury.
, Tho ?talement waa as folio wa :
"May it please your honor, thia ia
a momentous day-a day of far reach
ing importance to the State of Geor
gia and to .the majesty of the law even
than to myself, for under the guise of
law your honor Ia about to pronoun e..
words that will condemn to death an
Innocent man. Transcending in im
portance the loas of my life ia tho in
delible stain and dishonor resting av
on the name ot the State by reason m
Its. Judicially murdering an Innocent
man. The Jury's verdict of August 26/
1913, rinding me guilty of the death
of Mary Phagan, did not then and does
not now apeak the truth. I .declare to
your honor, and to the world that that
verdict was made In an atmosphere
seething with mob violence and clam
or for my life- a verdict based on evi
dence absolutely false which under
other, circumstances would not have
been given a moment's credence. .
"Your honor, I deeply sympathize
with the parenta ot Mary Phagan.
The brute that brought so much grief
upon them has plunged me into sor
row and misery unspeakable, and is
about to accomplish my undoing.
"But thia I khow, my execution will
mark the advent of a new era in Geor
gia, where a good name and stainless
honor count tor naught against the
word of a vile crimina); where the
testimony of southern white women
of unimpeachable character ls brann
ed as false by the prosecution, disre
garded by the Jury, and the perjured
vaporings of a black brute alone ac
cepted Ss the whole truth; where a
mob crying for blood invaded the court
room and becamr the dominant factor
in what should .'ave been a solemn
Judicial trial. Oh, shame- that these
things be true!
"Life ls very sweet tu me. It Is not
an i easy thing to give up the love bf
dear ones, of wife and pan cn ts, or
even loyal frienda. Though this he
true, death has no terrors for me. 1
go to mr end ia the full consciousness
of innocence and in the firm convic
tion that, aa there is a God in Heaven,:
my full vindication must come soma j
day. With the dawn of that day, there
will come to the people ot Georgia
a ?oil realisation of this horrible mis
take, 9 mistake irretrievable- the
execution v?f an Innocent man, a vic
tim of perjury, prejndice and passion."
Today marks the third time Prank
has been sentenced to death for the
Phagan girl's murder. Resentence is
in accordance with the State supreme
courts refusal to net aside the con
viction on the grouAd that Frank was
absent from the court room when the
verdict was returned.
It waa learned" here today that
Frank's attorneys bave bsd under con
Stalwart Parth
This ls one specimen of tho kind
of soldiers sent to the continent of
Europe by Great Britain , to fight the
Germans. They are' Parthans, and
A Er?&h Squad? on Has
Ute Southern Coast
ers Scharr^. ">rst, Gnei
Of Germany's Large
(By Attoci.1t?! Press.)
Great Britain has evened the score
with Germany for sinking ber cruise
eis, tho Good. Hope and Monmouth,
oft Chile ' November 1. A British
squadron under Vice Admiral Slr
Frederick Sturdee has sent to the
bottom ?5 the southern coast of
South America the German cruisers
Scharnhorst, Gnelsenau and Leipzig,
three of the German warship? which
defeated Hear 'Admiral Sir Christo
ppef Cradock's men-of-war. Ac
cording to the official advices the
British ships have Riven chase to
two other ?G?tm?m# ?ho' Nhrnbefg and
Dresden, whjch .also /were ?ngagod rn
the fl?ht. An^eJFtei?Y dispatch Jr om
Chile says lt ls .reported thors these
two vessels were badly damaged.
With the sinking ot : tho Scharn
horst, the German flarr.--.liip. Admiral
Count von Spee, probably found a
grave beneath the waves as was ;ho
case with Admiral Craddock, for, al
though the offlctaf report says some
ot the men of the Gnelsenau and
Leipzig were saved, no mention was
matte of the rescue of any from the
On land artillery duels and Infan
try attacks' arc tn progress along the,
entire front in Belgium and France
and battles continuo at various points'
In the east from Poland to the Car
pathians. In the south the Servians
claim the Austrians aro in precipi
tate flight before King Peter's forces
and are- losing heavily in men,' guns
and war . stores.
Tbs French war office claims that
in the western zone the A'ltes nt va
rious points hare made gams sud
havo strengthened tito positions re
taken from the Germans. From Ber
lin, however, comes a denial of this
and as assertion that tho Gormans m
the region of Nancy ard in the forest
of the Argonne have inflicted heavy
loases onvthc Allied
Although Petrograd claims tho
Russians r'^dueted Lode toi strategic
reasons ano ?itbou: the loss of n stn
gie man, Berlin maintains that the
German occupation of tho second city
In Poland was accomplished only-'hf
ter enormous tosses bsd been suffered
by the Russians.
Great Britain, according to official
cdvice?,. now is in complete control
of that part of Asiatic Turkey from
the Junction of the Tigris and Euphra
tes rivers to the sea. This was
comptlahed through the surrender of
tho Turkish commander Subhl Bey,
o Great Britain's Indian expedition
ary force operating at the head of the
Persian gulf.
The latest bulletin issued in Ber
lin concerning the condition of Em
peror. William said 'ia had been un
an? of India Ready to Fig
.'bolong to an old frontier regiment
[which has a reputation in India.
I They are much . stronger and larger
than the average Hindoo. In fact,
the HIndood aa a, cl BBB are BO* weak
Seat io ?he Bottom Orr
of South America Crail?
sertau and Leipzeg, Three
it Vessels.
abie ie leave his bau and hts fiver
: had hot decreased, lt added the em
peror waa too weak to give military
Great Britain and Portugual have
signed an arbitration treaty covering
a period of five years. The statement
bl made In Ise preamble that lt ls de
sired to confirm the friendly alliance
which happily has existed for so
long a period between them and
which might Imperil Or weaken that
LONDON. Dec. 9.-The victory off j
the Falkland Islands, where the Brit
lah squadron sank the German emla-.
era Schranhorat. Gnclsenau and
Leipzig, and the success of the In
dian troops on the Gulf of. Persia,
where they compelled surrender of
A Turkish army, have for the moment
overshadowed, BO tar as England is
concerned, the larger evbpta which
have taken puce on the continent of
The smiting of the German cruisers
materially lesaena thc menace to
British shipping, while the auccesa of
the Indian forcea gives Great Britain
control of the Penlan Gulf and the
delta of the Tigris and Euphrates
and threatens that part of Turkey on
which German railway builders have
had their eyes set for many yeera.
With thia good news for the Allies
cornea what ia considered here aa a
favorable French communication on
operations in Flanders and France.
Withdrawal'of German troops from
the west to strengthen their armies
in the east has enabled the Allies to
resume the Inltistive along the front
reaching Crom the Swiss border to
the Vorth asa, and while they have
not made any marked advance, they
have been.able, according to officia!
announcement, to organise and con
solidate poettioas won during the last
few days. This has not been done
without opposition from the Germans
who - claim to have inflicted heavy
losses, particularly in the Argonne
and north of Nancy.
Flanders now is considered fairly
safe from German attacks which",
?when they do materialise, it- ls be
lieved here, will be directed more at
the French contera.
Russia has? at last admitted the oc
cupation of Leds by the Germans, but
in an official statement today dec lar- ,
ed her soldiers evacuated the city 15 ,
hours , before the Germans occupied ?,
lt changing their position without the j
MP*:of a single maa.
Vt K> apparent from the various of: i
P.e'al ?snorts that there are coaverg- i
lug German movements on Warsaw :
ht Germans.
that they would do littleIn the Held.
But those who have enlisted in the i
British army in India have been ted,
and the effects of'generations of
famine have to some extent worn off.
Fermer German Consul
Sentenced to Death
(By Ai*or?=led Press.)
LONDON, Dec. 9.-Nicholas Ablers,
er German consul in Sunderland
borough, and a naturalised English
citizen, was convicted today by the
Durham assizes of high treason snd
sentenced to death. ?
The grand Jury of Durham assises
returned a true bill against Nicholas
Ahlers on the charge of high treason
early In November.. It was charged
that after thc declaration of war hs
helped German reservists leave Eng
land for' Germany. According to tue
indictment, Ahlers was naturalized in
1905. . _^_'
Georgia's Share Will
Be Available Next Week
iBy Associated Pre*?.I
' ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 9.-Georgia's
share of the $135,000.000 cotton pool
organised under the ' direction of the
federal reserve - board to be loaned
to cotton farmers, will be available
for use some time next week, ac
cording to an announcement here to
day by the State committee which
will superintend its distribution.
Loans will be msde through the
Georgia banks on a valuation of C
cents a pound. Georgia's share of
the fund amounts to- approximately I
Offensive Movement
Has Been Successful
(By AMocUUd Pr?te.)
PARIS. Dec. 9.-(7:21 p. ra.)-A
Havan dispatch from Nish, Servia,
"Tho crushing offensive movement
of the Servian army aaa been suc
cessful along the entire, front. The
Austrians are retreating In the
greatest disorder, losing a large num
ber of prisoners sad cannon and war
At one point alone the Servians
took 2,000 prisoners and the band and
the flag of the 22nd regiment"
Contracts For Oil
Steamers Awarded
- (By AMnriAled Pi*-)
Contracts for two oil tank steamers,
costing $1.000.000 each, were awarded
today to the Newport News shipbuild
ing and Dry Dock Company by the
Standard Oil Company. The nsw ves
sels will ba 500 feet long, of 14.900
tens each and will , make a speed of
10 1-2 knots an hour. They must be
completed within twelve months and
thirteen months respectively.
President's Message
Proves Satisfactory j
ROME. Dec. 9.-President Wilson's
message to congres? has been receiv
ed here with general .satisfaction. His
reference to the U'.itcd States aa the
"champion of peac?; and of concord"
and hla atatement that thia reputation
aa a peace-loving ration might bring
the country the opportunity "to coun
sel and obtain peace In the world and
reconciliation" ia taken here to indi
cate that the United States ia ready !
to use ita good ofilcea for the restab
llBhment of European peace.
o Retro -i on American Soi! ?nd
Return Bru Would Not Be en
Act of Wer.
(By AjMdstad Pro?.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. P.-If the con
tending Mexican forcea opposite Naco. !
AH?., do not cease firing into Amerl- !
can territory the three batteries of'
field artillery sent to the International
Une wll be ordered to return the dre.
'filia ia the Unfed States Govern
ment's determination, it became
known tonight after a full discussion
of the situation by President Wilson
and his cabinet. No specific orders
have been given, but while Brigadier
General Tasker H. Bliss, who waa di
rected to proceed to Naco, with the
field artillery, ls en route there, offl
c?al? expect an answer to the sharp
warning given to Mexican factions
battling across the border that bullets
and shelbi must not fall on American
No act of "aggression" is contem
plated, a statement made by the <
White House today said, but officials j
draw a distinction between aggressive !
and defensive action. Por cavalry or
field artillery to cross the Mexican
line or open fire first would constitute
sn act of aggression, but to remain
on American soil and return the fire
of the Mexicans is, in the opinion of |
high officials,, a measure ot defense
fully Justified and not an act of war
or invasion.
The White House statement issued
by Secretary Tumulty after a confer
ence with Ute President was as fol
"It has been thought wise to streng
then the forces at Naco be causo of
the recklessness of the contending
factions there in tailing to control the
Direction of their fire. Of course, no
aggressive action is contemplated.'
It waa explained at the war depart
ment that the artillery ordered to
Saco could fire over the Mexican town
Into the lines of the Mexican factions
which, insisted on firing Into Ameri
can territory. Thia ls the plan should
warnings prove futile. The general ex
pectation however, is that no such
contingency will arise.
The Washington government's ac
tion constitutes a precedent for the fu
ture and was taken to mean that' any
tiring into American territory along
the border would be met by similar
steps. Many telegrams bad come te.'
ling of Injuries resulting from stray
bullets and at yesterday's cabinet
Kipling, where the telegrams wore
ilscusscd. lt wss understood that the
letermination to put an end to auch
jccurronces was emphatically ex
pressed. -
Rafael Zubaran Company, Carrante
igsnts here, Issued a abatement to
light charging the Maytorena garri
son at Naco with responsibility for
Iring across the border and challeng
ing Governor Maytorena on behalf
>f General Hill, the Carran ia com
nsnder, to withdrew Into the toter
er of Mexico tor a pitched battle. He
nade public a telegram from General
rilli declaring the American millb ry
tuthoritiea at Naco, Ari?., were als
iriminating hi favor of Maytorena's
"Bullets from our enemy are con
itantly causing damage to the Amerl
?an town, but we are held responsi
ve for it due to the discrimination,"
he message ssh?. *
"The fam'Ues of our chiefs and or
Icers and many of our soldlere are
bring in Naco, Aria. Under these, cir
Qinstances you earn see how reasonable
t ls for us to avoid Arts; i.-ward the
Jolted States."
?3,000 PEOPLE
[At the Inventor Stood Watching
Flames He Said "IH Start AU
Over Again Tomorrow."
(fly Associated Pr*!?.)
WEST ORANGE, N. J., Dec. 9.-Fire
destroyed virtually the satire malu
plant of the Edison company hare to
night, causing damage estimated at
nearly $7,000,000 with insurance that
it is expected will reduce the lou to
approximately $6,000,000.
An entire square block ot modern
reinforced concrete buildings which
aero supposed to be fireproof waa
burned out by the flamea. The only .
building saved in the block was the
laboratory building, containing valu
ablo scientific machinery under imme
diate superintendence ot the inventor.
Thomas A. Edison. Especial efforts
made to save this structure were suc
It ls eslnraicd that 3,000 men and
women will be temporarily thrown
out of work because of the fire. In
all about 7,000 persons were employed
st the plant, but aa the storage bat
tery building across the street from
the main plant waa saved with other
buildings* nearby, lt will he possible
to keep something more than halt the
force employed.
Four firemen were injured fighting
the blaze and were taken to a hospital.
. although I am more than 07 yean
ot age, I'll start all over again to
morrow," said Mr. Edison. "I am pret
ty well burned out tonight, but to
morrow there will be a mobilisation
hers sud the debris will be cleared
away if lt ls cooled sufficienty, and I
will go right tc- work. ia FrCiuittrs'j*
the plant."
The inventor expressed himself thus
as he stood watching the flames lick
up building after building, ot his mam
moth electrical plant, started, it la
thought probable, by an explosion in
the inspection budding, ons ot the,
smaller frame structures. This bulld
lna waa quickly m. m o CM nf fi?~s; ??u
the fire spreadrapldly to other struc
I tures. Chemicals in some ot the build- ?
ings made the firs fighting extremely
difficult. Explosions occurred fre
quently. All employes at work ia var
ious buildings escaped.
In all eleven buildings in the main
plant were destroyed. The . buildings
destroyed included those occupied by
the New Diamond Disc Company, the
one occupied by the Klnetophone Com
pany and the building which housed
the li?tes numbering machines, to
gether with the Edison primary bat
tery bujldlng, the talking machine
building and the administration build
Fire department* from Orange. East
and South Orango, Bloomfield, Mont
clair and Newark responded to a call
for help, but wurt, badly handicapped
by lack of sufficient pressure. Electric
light wires of the town went out of
commission when the power bou?a at
the Edison plant waa destroyed,
plunging the place into daran sse.
From the biasing electrical plant it
self, bower ar, there shot np towering
flames which illuminated tho country
for miles around.
Mr. Edison was not at the plant
wben the firs started, but hs soon
appeared and assumed personal
charge of directing the C?rete combat
ting the flames. He was especially
anxious regarding the laboratory
building and when ho found that it
probably would be impossible to save
the greater part of the rest Sit the
plant he had the effort of the fire
fighters centered upon this?structure.
In the mes ntime much of the valuable
scientific apparatus, drawings, models
and other treasured possessions Ot the
inventor In thu building as could be
readily moved were carried to a place
of safety.
After the fire Mr. Edison made the
estimate ot the loss entailed.
Thirteen Killed by
Dynamite Explosion
SCRANTON, Pa-, Sae. ?.-Thirteen
mine workers were killed ta the
Diamond shaft of the Delaware, "Lack
awanna and Western Company here
today when a box of dynamite being
lowered into the mine with 1$ men
exploded, wrecking 'the descending
carriage and burling the victims to
the bottom ot the shaft. One maa es
capea alive.
Gema? Merchantmen Sank.
German merchantmen were sunk by
British or ?fresnos? warships oft tbs
coast of Torra del Fuega. the south
ernmost extremity of South America,
bast Sunday, according to adricen Just
received fcfcre, ._

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