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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
Party Lines Were Wip
Democratic Leader I
can Leader Mann Fo
er at the Head of the
tion-197 Members \
lt. _
i (Cy Ai??ti?ted l'nn*.)
WASHINGTON." Doc. 22.-After
moro thuu ten hours of dehnte the
house of representatives shortly be
fore midnight tonight was ready for o
roll call on tho Hobson resolution to
submit to the State,; an amendment for
national prohibition.
Party HneB were wiped out In the
struggle. Democratic Leader Under
wood and Republican Leader Mann
fought shoulder to shoulder at the
head of the forces for the resolution.
And wheu the -vote came, or the 197
standing for the resolution, 114 were
Democrats, 68 Republicans, ll were
Progressives and four were progres
It wan at the conclusion of one of
the most stirring of recent days in
Congress, and after votes on several
amendments that the final vote was
reached. Representative Hobson had
closed the general debate, participat
ed in by all the house leaders.
Although advocates of the resolu
tion predicted lt woultHrecelve a ma
jority vol? many of ttietn. Including
Mr. Hobson conceded that lt would
not receive two-thirds necessary for
Before the roll call began Represen- ]
tat ive Hobson presented on amend
mem to his resolution authorizing
"Congress and th? States concurrent
ly" to enforce tb?? prohibition pro
vision by "needful tejnslaton." It was
adopted -Without di vi sum. Au amend
ment by Representative Adamson
giving, the Stat CH absolute cunt roi of
legislation. under the proposed pro
hibition amendment was voled down.
32 to 179.
Representative Hobson bindo a 'Sa0
al spectacular move. Uti
"Mr. Speaker," he said, "I. wish to
ask whether any member of this
house who lias a financial interest in
the question now pending, who oWn
stocjc in distilleries or breweries, who
owns a saloon or who has property
leased to liquor interests, eau under
the rules vote on this question?'
The Speaker explained that, accord
ing to precedent il a member was af
fected as one' of a* class, the rules
would not prevent his voting-, but
thal the question-was left to the mem
ber himself.
Representative Henry, of Texas,
opposed tim amendment.
"This question 1H one which must
bc left to the Individual States." hq
sahl. '
"1 love tdy country, but. I will nevqr
support a." constitutional' amendment
that will scud a horde OfV federal, spies;,
satraps'nnd inter'Mpemllers hito,T*"
us." . VA!-.- il .j
Representative HefUn, of Alabama^,
declared? Statt) control; ot. the Udu?r.
truffle was making .good*'progress, iu^
Alnhamk 'arid argued against '^sutf-'
renqerlng to t n' iederl\l 'government
the reserved v o worn; of,'' the. ' .States
which saved the Spilth, in the: days'of
reconstruction." .'"?'*-?'"'.'
Representative Saunihn:, Of ' \'Uv"
ginia, supported it and argued against,
the contention that lt would "rob
the States of reserved powers."
"The .fear of gentlemen that an
army of federal' spies and informers
and officials will invade the States
is tut a poor argument," he said.
"The army ls there now, spies, in
formers and alt. It ia under the in
ternal revenue bureau:"
That no Democrat could afford-td
vote for the resolution vas the as
sertion of Representative Small, of
North Carolina, on. tho ground that it
would be a disastrous blow to State
rights. I " .i
Proposing; a substitute, tor the Bob- 1
son resolution, which would pr?tent
the Importation of liquor Into hny
State front any outside source. Rep
resentative Morrison, of Indiana, k*>t
the house In an uproar ot laugh?r
with a vigorous speech. \ j
"There are 13 men in the Indlark I
delegation In this house who-wjll voS !
against thia resolution," he said, "bul
I can point out to you one man who
will support thc Hobson resolution^
who drinks ??iv? o *ii|uvi aaa ' ?v?w ?\
than those 33 men do ia lt years." 1
Representative Dupre, of Louisiana,]
closing the opposition warned south
ern members who proposed to vote
for. the resolution, that they wonld be
forced to "grand and lofty tumbling."
when confronted with the problem ot
giving the federal government auth
ority to enfranchise women, of the
States. '
ReprcBcotalve Hobson dec hu ed Sup
porters of thc resolution were more
consistent than' its opponents in res
pecting rights of the individual.
Repr?sentative Hobson replied to a
speech of Representative Heflin, who
declared that Hobaon had been' de
ed Out in the Struggle.
Jnderwood and Republi
ught Shoulder to Should
Fot ces Opposing Resolu
to ted for and 189 Against
(pated by Representative Underwood
on ii prohibition issue in thc recent
senate primary campaign in Alabaron.
He declared Underwood "did not
.tight alone." and asserted that liquor
interests opened four headquarters in
the State and fought to defeat Hob
"The forces of Wall Street and the
administration forces .all endeavored I
to beat Hobaon," he said.
Representative Murray, of Okla
homa, supported the amendment.
Representative Hobson took the |
floor to make the concluding speech
in support of the amendment. He ar
gued particularly against the Morri
son amendment, asserting t^at Con
gress already had all of th a tthorlty
which that measures mu?;ht to con
, fer. ' .
i In concluslri Representative Hob
son declared. that although the reso
j lutlon might not secure the necessary
! two-iii ir.I s vote in this congress, pro
! hibition would be made a national is
! mic in the 1916 campaign and ."we
; will have cn admin inti ut um that will
not oppose this amendment either in
I open or under cover."
I' When tlin resolution was read for
'amendment. Republican Leader Mann
: presented an amendment to submit
thc prohibition amendment to conven -
: tionr. to be called' for that purpose.
I Representative Hobson oppob.d the
I Munn amendment, declaring it v.ould
laplace obstacles In the way.of. adop
tion or the prohibition amehdnpeut."
The Mann amedment wac voted
do?:J on .> rising vote. 137 to 193. This
vPJi a first vote of th?? night. A de
mand for a yea sua nay vote, made
hy Mr Main: was seconded and the
*r.r.g loii call wus started.
After the defeat o{?tlu: Mahn amend
^'"i^Jfep^11S??l!!??I^ I jobson off er ed
Soldiers Killed in
Railroad Wreck
' (H; Associated Pr?*.) i
LONDON. Dec. 23,-(1:45 a. ni l
Nearly oac thousand Austrian sol
diers are loported to have been kilted
or injured In a collision of two-troop,
trains near Kalis?.. Russian l'nland,
according to Daily Telegraph's Petro
Igrad correspondent.
The trains are reported to have met
wlilje running at full'speed, as tb.e
result" of accidental opening ... of a
switch. jMahy of'th.? cars were reduc
ed, to i?at?h wood and. thc passengers
crushed '.
' ' . --.-1 ':: : *,v
ul A ':
.. iff i '?
Office ol Governor Bleaae Swamp
ed With Requests for Pardons
Last Few Days.
Speri?! to. The Int*Hig?ocer.
COLUMBIA, Dec 22.-Petitions fdr
-pardons are pouring in on Governor
Blease by the score. This morning he
received'32 petitions in the space of
two hours ?nd 30 people called in per
son to Urge that he grant clemency to
either kjnsirs? or friends of theirs In
the penitentiary or on the chalngangs.
Mr. *W. F*. Blackburn, the private sec
retary to the governor said thej-Offlce '
had'been swamped with petitions for
pardons in the last few days, be esti
mating that one comes in every four
minutes. |
Tho bearers of pardon petitions fill
ed, both tbs outer and the private of
fice of the governor this morning ana
overflowed iuto the hall. It reminded
one or-an election occasion when a '
[crowd of admirers call to extend con
futations to a suc?es-fol candi
date. x - J
Petitions have been arriving by
I, by messenger, and in persott for
s past and the appllc?tinn? tnt
emency apparently are increasing
the nearness of Christina?, "and
governor baa not yet indicated
it nu inlier bo will liberate for Gie'
?st.mus season or what he will do
matter. When asked this morn
i Ingle said he bad not yet reached any
?dec linn.
seems to be a very gesarst
lion for a big batch or prison
ers tl be treed on Christmas/lay.
Scarborough, on thc east coast of
England, iff one ot the neatest water
ing places in the British Isles, and is
a city of considerable Importance with
a population of 40.0O0.
lt ts finely situated in the form or
William S. West, Former United
States Senator From Georgia
Die? Suddenly.
? -- . ' .' .. 1
(fly Associated Pre??:)
VAI.DOSTA. On., Dec. 22.-William i
Stanley West. lormc, United'
States senator from Georgia, was
foend dead in bed .at hi* home here
early today. He retired ???t n?fehl ap
parently In good health ann died souls :
time'during the night.
Physicians stated that death appar- j
ently was due. to apoplexy.
.Mr. West wa? appointed by Gover
nor Slaton to tho United Statos senate
Mttrch 2, 1914, to HU the vacancy caus
ed hy the death of Senator A. O. Ba
con.4 His term expired last November
when Thoma? A. Hardwick, thin a
congressman, vas elected to thr sen
Mr. West was born In Marion Coun
ty. Georgia. August 23. 1810, and was
graduated from Mercer University at
Macon in 1SS0.
The former senator had been promi
nent In Georgia, politics for many
years. Ho'served seMoral terms in the I
legi* tature.. He was-a del?gate ut
large to the Democratic national con
vention In Denver In 190$. Illa wife
and 14-year-old.son) William S. West.'
Jr., Burvlve htm/
Tho former senator had a.slight at- ?
tack of indigestion yesterday, but was
improved Into'In the day.' Physicians ,
attribute his sudden death to heart,
failure. J
Arrested in Connection
With Killing of Lawyer
(ti/. Amor ii ted Prue)
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 23.-Glenn
Witt and Ethelbert C. Oxmin were1
arrested late today In connection with
the killing of William M. Alexander,
a wealthy retired lawyer, by burglars.
in bia homo.here this morning- Witt
l.t suid to have confessed..
Witt showed a number of bruises. :
which police thought were from blows
administered by Miss penelope Alex
ander, who grappled with tho robber !
after her brother. William, hod been
shot. Oxmun had a Millet wound to :
his leg. .
o o o e ? o o o o o oe o.o oonoo
o o
o Christmas Weather. o
o WASHINGTON. Dec. 22.-Snap- o
o py temperature? and clear skies o
o wilt prevail Ch rle trna? day o
o throughout the United States, ac- o'
o cording to the weather bureau o
o predictions tonight. o
n The bureau's chart map showed o,
s S?1? weather everywhere except in o
o gulf States, which had been dark- o
o ened to indicate approaching o
o clouds. The forecasters said noth- o'
ri tog extreme in temperatures was o
o expected. The-niereairy might run o
s below the seasonal averages a few o
r> degrees, tn . some section, they o
a ealdt but nowhere Waajt likely to e
? be unusually cold. ? o
? a
?.eo??e*-oo oe o ooo o see
an amphitheatre on Biopes rising from
the Bea.and mountiug ri promontory
Jutting Into the North Sea. It is a
little more than 200 miles from Lon
don and 37 miles northwest of the city
of York. On the headland and com
Police Flusirate Pl
Up French or
Officers Have in Their Possession
Dynamite Connected With a
to Explode Within S
(Hy Associated Vre?*.}
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22.-The ar
rest tonight of four men whom the po
lice nay asserted they were Germans.
la ocH-vred hy the police and detec- J
lives to have frustrated a plot to des
troy either a French or British steam
ship. Tho police have in their posses
sion a box. containing 75 pounds of
dynamite, connected with a timing de- j
vice set to detonate the explosive six
and one-half days from tonight. The
plan, according to thc police, was to
Hhlp the bomb by express, consigned'
to a ship at New York, the intention
having' been that tho vessel would bc j
blowu up after it got to sea.
According ao one -of-the prisoners,'
the police say, thc bomb now In the
hands of the officials was intended to j
destroy the French steamship Rochara- :
beau due to sall from New York next I
Saturday. 'From information available
here, tho Rochambeau sailed from
New York December 13 and was re- *
ported in European waters yesterdsy
at that Gmo so far away from the
United States that it would be Im
possible for her to reach New York
and said at the time designated.. One
of those arrested, etc.
Ono of the men arrested stated to
the police lu the presence of newspa
per men that the bomb taken from
them by the officers was Intended to
ne used la blowing up tho Rocham
beau siter she sailed from New York
next Saturday. According to infor
mation available tho Rochambeau sail
ed . frem New York: December 13 sud
was reported In European waters yes
STEAL $2,000,
*. I
Slip Money Through Receiver Tel
lers' Window and Make Es- I
RICHMOND, Va.. Dec 22.-Bank
ribbers this afternoon stole $.2,000
through the receiving teller's window
of the Central National Hank and suc
ceeded tn making their escape ber?re
the-loss waa .discovered. A number
of persons were in the bank at the
time and a prearranged telephone call
to .the receiving teller waa used io
draw him from his booth while the
packets of money were drawn through
the window.
Another attempt at bank robbery
was made during thc morning at the
First National Bank when four men
were detected in an effort to force' the
wicket of the sb imping clerk's win-1
dow, behind whlc. $10,000 In bills of
large denomination wore iring. A
clerk discovered them hut 'they calm- ' !
ly walked from Uto building before
they culd be. apprehended. J
by German Cruisers.
mantling a line view of the harbor are1
the ruins of a t #">lfth century castle.
Near that is the ancient Church oj St.
Maryl consisting of a nave of what waa
originally a late Norman and Early
English church. The faBhlonable pa
lot to Blow j
British Steamship'
a Box Containing 75 Pounds o?
Mechanical Device Arranged
ix and a Half Days.
terday, thus making it impossible for
thc vessel to leave New York on the
day designated by the prisoners.
One of those arrested, Peter Lang
laan. the police any, told timm that
while he was willing to blow up a
French or Engliah ship, he was not
willing to see innocent persons die.
After Lauglaan had told of his part
In the affair the police arrested Frank
Melon, alias Hans Hollar, and held
him on a charge of preparing ex
plosives to ship, lu violation of regu
lations covering thc shipment, of such
commodities. George Summers and
George Brinkman 'were held as ac
cessories and Langlaan was allowed
bia freedom.
Heller admitted, the police say. that
he prepared the bomb.
The police say Summers admitted
that he knew Hollar was working up
on some nlon of oxolostves, but den
"d knowledge of the plot to blow up
tho Rochambeau.
After being confronted with bis al
leged conspirators, the police say
Hollar admitted that lt waa hie in
tention to blow up some French or
English ship and that If he failed with
the attempt against'the Rochambeau
be expected to try some other vessel.
He said be was a walter out of work
and wanted to '"do something to help
tho Fatherland."
Detectives ' who worked on the case
said tonight that Hollar told them
that he got tho idea of a clock ar
rangement from reading of the opera
tion ot the McNamara brothers.
Castora Officers Seise 100 Uni of
Opium and Arrest Storekeeper
on Charge of Smuggling.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22.-Customs of
ficers today seised 100 tina of opium
found aboard the White Star Line
steamship Adriatic, and arrested
James Murphy, a storekeeper on the
ship, on s charge of attempting to
smuggle it into thia country. The
opinm is said to have come from Lon?
don. /
Later the officers arrested Tora Sa?
ta, a Japanese, on the same charge,
and confiscated 70 tins of opium
found in his apartments. The tina
are valued at ?so apiece, and the en
tire amount, $8,500 worth, constituted
one of the largest seizures of the-drus;
ever made here.
When the customs officers boarded
the Adriatic they caught one of Mur
phy's assistants, they said, in the act
of throwing the opium overboard.
Murphy ?and Sata were held-In $15.
OCO bail each.
rade is the Marine Drive, two and a
half miles long, protected* by a sea
wall and embellished with gardens.
Scarborough la popularly' known aa
the "Queen of Watering Places." There
is a large spa, a fine museum ana
promenade piers.
Slayer of Deputy Sheriff and a S
Year-Old Boy Gives Himself
Up to County Officers.
(Dy Aewttafi Pnx)
CHARLESTON, W. V? , Dec. 22.
Mstt Jarret, alleged sjayrr ot a deputy
sheriff and a 9-year old bey at Oak
ley last night, s*.irn-nd?rod late today
tu Doone county authorities. 1 oin ty
Sheriff Silai Nance, was killed lu a
?volver duel with Jar rel. whom he
attempted to arrest for drunkenness,
bullets from Jarret i revolter aro said
to have struck Henry Ratcliffe,
Mrt. Josephine Wines and Belle
|A?iam8. Rat dit; died W.'-i t >lay. Th^
v.omen ari ."..nruK'd seriously, it ts
- Jarrei. sentenced to servo six
months for pistol toting, wcu, paroled
! recently by Governor Hat Held.
Fear Kidnapping er Marder.
ISLAND FALLS. Maine, Dec 22.
Harry C. Hillman, a deputy sheriff ac.
Uife in the enforcement of tho prohibi
tion liquor law, has disappeared andv
county o tile lal H today expressed a fear
that he had been kidnapped or mur
dered. A laborer, who ls 0010" to have
I ?ade threats agaiust tbs deputy be
cause of many liquor seizures, has
been detained.
Mclaurin Bond .
Has Seen Adjusted
BnecUl to Th? iBUIlieteotf.
COLUMBIA, Dec. 82.-John L. Mc
Laurln, State warehouse commise ton
er, said today that his bond hsd been
adjuntad. The bond required ls $50,
000. A Columbia Arm was awarded
the bid, tbs premium being $500.
Comptroller General Jones turned
down the claim on the ground that ft
waa "excessive."
Mr. McLaurln said that the com
oai*r had agrrod to handle the bond
fer $200.
Sails With Cotton
For Brennan, Germany
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 22.-Loaded
almost to her rail with cotton, Ute
Mallory Line steamer Denver ssiled
today for Bremen, Germany.
Not only la her hold flllod with cot
ton, but she also baa cotton stored
'tween decks, In staterooms and the
social hall. The Dea ver carries a
crew of 65 r\m composed entirely ot
Certain te aPss.
WASHINGTON. Dec 22.-Tho kn*
migraUon bill. Including the literacy
test, ls virtually certain to be passed
hy the senate soon after the Christmas
recess, in the opinion of Senator
Smith, of South Carolina, chairman of
the immigration committee.
"Fae bill will come up automatical
ly after the recess." said Senator
Smith today, "and Ita friends are
strong enough to keep lt up until lt la
voted on." _
Fighting in TUamn ?lsd Nor*,
?m Franco Cooa SUe-Mfr ow
Without Abataan???
(By AwocMrtwi Paaa)
Th? French premiar, Ran? VWapL
at the reopening ot the French par
liament at Parla today reiterated fa
behalf ot the government the declara
tion ot France's policy with refer
ence to the Europ?en war.
: There ia at thia time but one
Bingle policy." be Bald, "a ?imbat
without mercy until ?uch time aa we
accomplish the definite liberation of
Europe by a victory Insuring peace."
Tho premier alluded to tho treaty
of September 4, last,,in which the
British, French and 'Russian govern
ments engaged not to conclude pese s
separately/and not to demand condi
tions of peace without previous agree
ment among the Alllos and declared:
"France, acth*?, in accord with her
allies, will not sheath the sword un
til she has taken vengeance for oat?
raged right; until she haa united for
all time to the French Fatherland tne
provinces ravished from her by force;
restored hertoo Belgium to the full
ness ot her material life and her poli
tical independence, and until ^Prus
sian-militarism has been crushed, to
the end that lt will be possible to
reconstruct on a baste ot Justice a
Europe finally regenerated."
As for weeks past, the
Flanders and the north
goes on without abatement
Trenches are'lost and won and re
porta from the Allies mention ?xuall
gains at various - pointa, while from
German headquarters come similar
announcements of German gains, i?m
peror Willtain ls at tho western front
and hts presence there la taken to in
dicate the importance he attaches td
the general movement of the Allies
to drive the Germans out
LONDON. Dec. 22.--Heavy fighting
ls taking place <~n both eastern and
western fronts but without producing
any material change in the positions
ot the opposing armies.
In France and Belgium thc Allies'
offeusive ls being pressed ant, while
'some ground baa been ga ned at
widely separated points. Other' attacks
have been repulsed by ike Cermans
from their strongly eat* eachel posi
tions. In the northern arena tie ar- .
tillery and warships yesterday took
up the battle, giving the lnfaa xy, a
rest* but lower dom tko line aid from
the Oiss to Ute Mouse Aero? agi Ung
took place in many districts.
' While Ute progress of the Allies la
extremely slow, military experta here
and In France believe tko caine which
the general statt baa reported are dis
turbing Ute German system ag fortifi
cations at vital points and WUL if
successfully continued, ootnpell a re
tirement by Ute Germana from their
present linea.
In Ute east, moat of Ike Germana
north of the Vistula have retired
I across the east Prussian ?antler be
fore the onrush of tko wntMan farota?
' but south of that river, between the
Baora and the Pillea, th* German con
tinuo their advance and announce to
night thst in a fierce battle they have
creased branches of tko, Atura and
Rawka rivers at many places. Tala
should bring the main armies close
together and a few days WtU tall
whether the German advance ia to
be definitely checked or whether Uta
Germana again are to threaten War
i Fighting aaiao continuos tn Galicia,
but here, aa along Ute East Prussian
frontier, the Russians seam to have
held back tho Austro-Germen forcea.
The Germana, . who are extremely
strong along th? whole ???Ism fron
tier, already are reported td be mov
ing troops back to the weet to meet
the Allies' offensive but ft ta not con
sidered likely Ulla movement will
reach large proportions unUl acme
decisive result baa been attained tn
the contest against Ul? Russians.
The Turks, like their allie?, ara be*
fag attacked on two aldea. Tba Rus
sians claim to have Inflicted a severe
defeat on them tn tho district of Yan,
while tho allied fleets have keen bom
barding Kllld Bahr, in the Dardanel
les, and a French destroyer ka? shell
ed their troop? on th? mainland op
posite the Island of Tenedos.
The first real view 'of the extent of
tho South African ret ell ton is given,
by the minister of JWiUco, who saya
that 4,000 rebels are in prison and
that 1.200 have been font to ?heir
homes on parole. Totve are still a
few roaming about the country but
Uley are without leader? and are sur
rendering upon the appearance of
Union woldlers. , .

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