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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
WAR DECLARED BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA I A PROCLAMATION MOMEN TARILY IS EXPECTED DE .. CLARING A BLOCKADE GERMAN COAST FRENCH BUSY IN THE WEST While German? Arc Carrying on Successful Offensive Oper ations in thc East An Important success for the] French ls chronicled In the latest of ficial communication issued at Paris, which announces the capture of near ly two miles of German trenches in tho Champagne region near Perthes. From the nature vof the whole state ment lt would, seem that activity in the west has increased greatly the last two days. The further announce ment ls made that south of Ypres the British troops control trenches around which a two days engagement has been waged. British and French airmen again have bombarded German positions in northern Belgian, damaging gnn posi tions, trawlers and barges, transport wagons and 'canal locks. Forty aero planes were engaged In the raid.* Norway, Sweden and Denmark will send a joint note to Great Britain and Germany protesting tespectlvely against the use of neutral flags by j British bhips and. the carrying out of Germany's sea war zone proclama tion. . The Norweghvi and Danish war in surance companies have ordered ves sels of the respective countries, to display prohjini ntly on, their aides the national colors of their countries and also the names of the ships. tonada ?ae?iwenssted?*?? American government- ta place , guards on the American aide of the international boundary at highway and raliway approaches to "Canada., The request is due to the recent attempt to blow up tho railroad bridge at Vanceboro (Ty Ai**.!?*?! Pi*a?.V i LONDON, Keb. 16 -In the absence of any striking news from thc two 5ur opean battle fronts, public Otten au in England today was centered on the threatened blockade of the British Isles by German submarines' and mines in retaliation for Great Britain's act in prohibiting^ the carry ing of food to Germany. Great Britain received today through Ambassador Page, Germany's j offer to withdraw her threat of a blockade if the British navy will per mit the free, movement ot foodstuffs to.the civil population of Germany. It ls not believed here the offer Will be accepted. . lo fact, Great Britain already ls preparing to retaliate against Germany by placing under more strlgent control- ships destined! to German ports; und a proclamation mouioptarilyis expected .declaring a blockade of the German coast, or, at any .rate, the prohibition of foodstuffs destined for Germany. The cabinet considered this question today, and lt ia understood the decision ia awaiting formal cc-.urination by the privy council, In the meantime British and neutral vessels, are'moving as freely as -usual, except those belonging to a few Dutch Unes, which have reduced their num ber ot saiMegs. Norwegian-and Dan ish Insurance companies have given I Instructions that steamers Insured by them shall have their national colors, Ute names of tba ships and the coun try of their origin painted consplc- j uously 'JO the sides nf all vessels. Holland ano Italy, like the United States, have protested to Germany against her asa war ?ono threat ?nd <CK>NTtNUBD ON" PAGE FOUR.) DD mau ?TCARA ru REPORTED SUNK Vessel of 3.28? Tons and Owned fcfBrt ? iCempanj LONDON, r\%a?7-4H*rW U- m.) A Lloyd's dispatch from Fecamn, France, says the Brit^m'flfearoer Dul wich, Captain Dudley,. bound from Hull for Bouen, wss blown up yes terday ?3 miles ojbsffcee Antffer. The dispatch sjBv that eeren of the crew nrrrr?? In Fecamp last night. They reported that no. one had been injured and that ali of the crew could have made their;escapa ia tao life boats. The Dulwich was a vessel of , 8,2*9 tons and waa own?d by the British GUaroshlp company. o . Dies From Starvation. o o PALO ALTO, Calif.. Feb. IC- o o Luui? C. Roth, a tailor, died here o o tonight from starvation, self-in- o o dieted, in an effort to cure B(< in- o o ach trouble. o o Roth ate nothing for C9 days. v> o tast Sunday he announced that o ' o his appetite had returned and bo o o began to take small quantities o l o of orange Juice but the weaken- o o ed digestive organs, were unable o| o to retain the nourishment. o j .. 0 ooooooooooooooooooo AIRMEN BOMBARD GERMAN POSITIONS Air Wing of British Navy Makes Another Attempt to Destroy Subrnarine Base LONDON. Feb. 16.-(11:50 p. m.) - The air wing of the British navy to day made another massed attack on the German positions along the Bel gian coast in an effort to destroy or damage the cubmarine base at Zee brugge, the guns at Ostend and Mlddelkerke and the aerodrome at Ohlatelles. According to the official report, good resulte were attained. Forty ma chines were utilised. While the British airmen were drop ping their bombs on the gun posi tions and tbc supply trains, barges and trawlere used in mine laying and mine sweeping operations, . eight French airmen attacked the QhlstelleB aerodrome, preventing the German airmen from making an attempt to cut off the British machines. The oficial report makes no meh tlon of the airmen engaged, so it la presumed they all returned safel Tho day was bright ?nd clear, con ilona being -m^ra fryaiable^tneg* eek's raid. Dismisses Complaint Of Liumber Dealers (Hy AawteteS Stress.) WASHINGTON, Feb'. lG.r-TJ-j in terstate commerce commission today I dismissed the complaint ot lumber dealers on the Norfolk and Western.1 Southern and Virginian railways, that car-load lumber ratea from -their producing points, all east of Roanoke and south of the James River, to j Pittsburgh, Columbus. Ohio, and other points, are unreasonable and discriminatory when compared with I rates to the same points from tho so-j called Virginia cities, Norfolk. Suf folk. Petersburg, Richmond, Lynch burg and Roanoke. - ss We san a Hnffrsge Amendment. TF'SINTON, N. J,. Feb. 16.^-The senate today passed the woman auft rage amendment to the Stoto conven tion. 17 to A. The house passed the1 resolution, two weeks ago, and the! question noa' will he submitted to] Um voters nest September. British Steamship Floated. LONDON. Feb. 16.^(2:4G p. m.)~> The British steamship Wavelet, rrom Pensacola and Newport News for Leith,, Scotland, beached near Deal1 yesterday after striking a minc In the | English Channel, was floated today j and 1? being towed to London. An inspection showed that damages caus- j ed by the mine were, extensive. Thaw Trial March 1. NEW YORK. Feb. 16.-Tb? .trial of Harry K. Thaw on charge of con spiracy was set today for March 1. It previously had been set for Febru ary 23. _ Ask 1 aerease ta Rate?. DES MOTN?S^ Ia, Feb. 16.-An ta from 2 to 2 1-2 cents a mlle was asked today by officials ot elx railways at a conference with Governor Clarke and members of legislativo committees The. governor said be though* the State would be fair In the matter. Presented to Msseora. PARIS. Feb. 16 (4:60 p. m.).-Thc t ilt worn by Napoleon at the battle or Waterloo, which shows lils girth | thad waa 41 1-2 inches, has been pre- j seated to the National Military Mus eum by Madame Pollpct, widow of the military painter. * 're Yrom Pertlaai, PORTLAND, Me, Feb. 16-Fire' freight steamers with Cargoes Inclnd- j Idg nearly 1,000:000 bushels of grain have lett this port for Koglard and ' Scotland since February 6 and are dae to be within th? German war sono stout the British Isles on or af ter February 18. One .passenger! stearne?, the Zea laid, ls scheduled to arriv? at Mverpool tomorrow night. I LONG STRUGGLE FINALLY ENDS! GOVERNMENT SHIP PUR CHASE SILL PASSED BY HOUSE FIGHT STARTS IN SENATE TODAY! Measure Will be Before President! for Signatura Within a Few Days or P id (Br AfmaimXea r.t*-.) WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-The gov ernment ship purchase bill, as an amendment to the WeekB naval aux? i illary bill, wa? passed by the house of j repr?sentative*- at 1:20 o'clock this morning bya vote of 215 to 121. The passage or the bill followed a fourteen-hour parliamentary struggle which, until long after midnight threatened to extend interminably, because of a determined filibuster di rected by Minority Leader Mann, who yielded only after administration leaders decided to. apply a second special rule to bring the fight to an end. When Mtnorlty Leader Mann saw that the Democratic leaders were de termined to stop the filibuster several conferences were held and the Repub licans decided B$t to keep up the fight. A few minut?e after 1 o'clock a vote on the final paasage of the bill began. The tactics of the Republicans, threatening to drag out the roll call ing indefinitely, the Democratic lead ers at midnight brought in a second special rule to limit the number of yea and nay votes to n\fc. Before Chairman Henry could get the floor and offer his new rule. Re presentative Mann forced a vote on the first section of the Gore bill, after securing ruling that ouch section must be voted on separately, and another roil call was begun. Tho bill will go to the seilte nt ?mnjoday, Nineteen Democrats voted against j the bill. They , were: Bathrick, Bor chers, Galla way, Dies. Donohue., Fits-' gerald, Gerry, Gordon, Jones. Kindel, Kitchin, Morrison. Moss, of Indiana; Page, of North Carolin. - Saunders. Slayden, Whltacre, Whit? and Wither spoon. All ' Republicans present voted against the bill. Democratic leaders fn both houses I of congress agreed tonight that the government ship purchase bill either would be before President' Wilson for his signature within a few days or dead so far as this cession is con cerned, Majority leaders spoke confidently of tho prospect of victory and Presi dent Wilson, after a conf?rent e wftl; Senator Kern, told callers the bill would be passed. ^While the house debated the Weeks I MANY VESSELS DUE AFTER DATE even Steamers From New York Will Arrive in New War Zone After Feb. 18 (By AMbriafnt FrnuO NEW YORK, Fett. 1?,-Twenty-' seven steamers from this port, mari time records show, are due to he j within the war tone declurcd by Ger- \ many on and after February ?8. the ' day set to establish the zone. Four j of these ships are American-owned and fly the American fias and Ava carry passengers. The four Ameri can ships are the Surnga. for Gothen burg; the rushing, for Copenhagen; the Kansan, for London, and the Philadelphia, of the American line, a passenger-carrying ship, for Liver pool. The four other vessels carrying passengers are the Adriatic (British) | of ino White Star Lane, wnic? should reach Liverpool late ?n the 18th or on the morning of the l?th; tho Nor I wegian steamer Bergensrjord, for [Bergen: the Cunarder Oruna (Brit ish) due at Liverpool about February i 25. and the French liner Niagara, ? which sailed Sunday for Havre. I -AU the vessels were heavily laden ' with freight. The Philadelphia oar. J ried 250 passengers, and th? Adriatic 1 400, and the. other three liners had fewer passenga^^ah^ta?.', /; ?*. * Ult Fr??B Boston. ' >- BOSTON, Feb. 1?,-Sis British steamers which sailed from here in the psst fortnight are dna at destl ' nations In England or Scotland on or after February ix. j Only one ot them? the Pretorlan, Ane at Glasgow February 18. carries passengers. The others are frelcht eru, carrying foodstuffs chiefly. They are the John Bokke, for Manchester; Devonian, for Liverpool; Ninian, for Manchester: Anglian, for London, and Leo, for Glasgow. NO FURTHER MOVE MADE IN DIPLOMATIC CONTRO VERSY WITH ENGLAND AND GERMANY High Officiai? Admit Gravity of Situation, But Decline to Dis cuss Future Steps fBy Ajeociawt rim.) WASH?NQTO?Teb. IC.-The Unit ed Stales, made.' no further move to day in the diplomatic controversy with Great Britain and Germany over the use ot neutral flagB. the sub-" marine campaign' ? on merchantmen, and the shipment of foodstuffs to Germany. Offlfltws awaited forma! repHes from Great Britain and Ger many to the recant American notes on the subject. Ambassador Page nt landon, and Ambassador Gerard at Berlin sent dis patches to the State department tell ing of Informal conferences with thc high offlclals.pf Great Britain and Ger many, respectively, but did not Indi cate that tho former Intended to al ter Its policy oh shipments of condi tional contraband to civilians, or that the latter would recede from Ita an nounced Intention of waging a sub marine war on enemy merchant ships. Ambassador Gerard reported that German officials were friendly and disposed to take inte consideration the embarrassments of the United States and other neutrale In the sit uation. While ar.aitlng answers to the var ious American communications, high officiais here, admitting the gravity ot the diplomatic situation,- were dis inclined to dlBOUss future steps or policy. One 8URgo*tJoa;?(?e German gov ernment-that ? Afeencan organiza tions "pr insular ?Ills* a? anperyiaa. the distribution. 0* foodstuff guarantee pt Us^delbrer^ to civilian seems to be. Set with more difficulties th au Were originally evident. While making, it ?lear that tho subject bad not bean' considered formally, officials stated puen a proceedure could be un dertaken hy the United States only --with tho acquiescence of all the belli gerents. 1 Tiie. situation in Belgium as4 ia Germany proper were in this respect lu ld r'by State department officials to ber analogous. It ' was revealed, however, that before Minister Whit lock and American organizations were permitted to supervise food distri bution in Belgium the consent ot Germany as well as ot Great Britain had been obtained. For a neutral go vern in cut to assist the civilian pop ulation of a belligerent to obtain sup plies without the cont,? nt of th? oth er belligerents would be unncutral, j according to American officials. But while the situation presents many difficulties, officials are still hopeful that an understanding on the question of foodstuffs will be roached which may avert the neoessty which Germany declares will ensue for mak ing war on enemy merchant ships. The British government has mude 1 Its position clear on the principles un der which conditional contraband will not bo Intcrferred with when destin ed to civilians in an enemy country; while the German government has stated that if it can get a food supply for its civilian population it will recode from Hs submarine campaign. ' Theso declarations contain no con- j currence of \fiews, but officials say there is always the possibility that through the good offices of aa inter mediary a common grand for. an un* derstandlng may be reached. In this connection the British sup plementary note, replying to the American note of protest about con traband and shipping generally wss ?aid before President Wilson today. It contains a lengthy argument on the subject ot American rhlnping and concludes with observations on the subject of conditional contraband and the decree takln? over tho supply of flpur in Germany by the government Roos*reif Summoned. WHEELING,. W. Va,, Feb. 16.-An nouncement that Theodore Roosevelt had been summoned to appear before the congressional subcommittees, In vestigating charges against Federal Judge Aston G. Dayton, was made late today by United States .Marshal Edward Smith. The committee heard many witnesses today and held a ses sion tonight that it might go to Wain ing to hear the former president Thursday. r?ptala af Bl Becher Dead. EDINBURGH. Feb. 16.-Captain ! Kr dm nun. commander of the German cruiser- Blu -her. who was rescued win n his ves? d sank in the North I Sea battle of january 25, died here! tonight from pneumonia. Mis illness ? waa due to exposure. NO DESIRE TO HAR ffi_NEUT R ALS GERMANY PUTTING IN EF FECT ONLY MEANS OF SAVING HERSELF STATEMENT OF ADMIRAL BEHNCKE Suggest? That U. S. Uae Warships to Convey Merchantmen Through New War Zone (By Aatociatad Pre*?.) BERLIN, Fob. IC.- "By Wireless, to Sayvllle.)-Germany's purpose In de claring a sea war around the Brit'sh .Isles lr explained at length In a 'statement made by Admiral Behncke, o? the marine department, and trans mitted to Lieutenant Commander Wal ter U Gherardl, naval attache of the American emb?sBy. It ls given out officially as follows: "Up to the present time Germany In thc war at sea has followed the London declaration or the stipulations of tho ParlB treaty on which the conduct of war on the sea had been bared before the London decoration. "In waging this commercial war fare England had In view the subju gation of Germany by starvation. Germany in eveiy day way had sought to bring the attention of the neutral powers and all others from the neces sity she was under to obtain food >or ber civilian population, which was her right under the laws of war. No results could be obtained from her efforts. "Since the shutting off of food sup plies had now come to a point where Germany no longer had sufficient food to feed her people, lt became nec essary for her to bring England to terms through force. Germany knows that by the use ot the submarine England can be placed in a position where food will be lacking- Her Ute as a nation and the lives of her peo ais depaaa^w pu ? < ur HUI 1 t^ftiiV into action, and she must flo ?0. """no difficulties in the way of this campaign have been largely connect ed with the care which lt is desired to give to neutral ships aud to th* lives of those on board all commer cial ships, whether neutral or belong-' lng to the enemy. "First-In arming her merchant chips with guns for self defence Eng land adopted a policy against which Germans atrongely protest. The United States took the British point of view. Submarines cannot approach British merchant ehipa and make ex aminations Without exposing them selves. "Second-England baa advised her (ConUnuu^ on Page Fo\ar) GIVEN RE-TRIAL AND ACQUlTl ED German , Surgeons and Nurses Freed on Absence of Proof of Theft i \ rt-?-* PARIS. Feb. 16.*v(r,:2.r. p. m.) Gr mian surgeons and nurser sen tenced by courtmarMal late 1? Novem ber to prlBon terms for alleged pil lage at Peronne September 15 and who appealed, were elven a retrial today and acquitted. The decision of the court was that there was an absence of precise proof ot the al leged theft. When the hospital at Peronne was ' captured by the French the bulky na ture of the baggage ot tho Gc-man surgeons and nurses aroused suspic ion. A search wa? ordered and it was alleged that In the baggage of Stfrgeon Major Collins, who, with Surgeon Major Wohlfart, waa in charge of the hospital, there were found three Tanagra "statuette * with labels of the Peronne museum attach ed to them. In tho baggage of tho nurses lt wai charged that there were pieces of silk, carpets and ftn% 1 linen. Tbe linross asserted, lt was str.*ed, that,theSe thing* had been , givou them by the Carmelita sisters In appreciation of their kindness to the French wounded. Charge Lyncher* Guilty of Murder (Br Amocia?d Vrrm.) I MONTICELLO*?. Feb. ??.-Su- ' parlor Jud*e Park, in his charge to- < day to a grand Jury which began an ' investigation of the recent lynching hare of four negroes, held that the perpetrators were guilty of murder. The negroes, two men and two wo- ' mon, were alleged to have shot and I wounded an office:' who attempted to I arrest them or. a minor charge. They < were taken from jail on the night of 1 January 14 last, hanged to a tree and ' then fired upon. The investigation ? was uot completed todsy. Jl ooooooooooooooooooo o ol o - Retires From Diamond. ? 0 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16.- o o "Home Hun" Baker, star third o o baBPinun nf thc . Philadelphia o o American I/eague baseball team, o o bas decided to retire from the o o diamond, and will not appear o o with the team next acason, ac- o o cording to an announcement o o made hero tonight by Manager n 'j Connie Mack, at a dinner of the o o Philadelphia Sporting Writers' o o association. ol o Maker last year signed a three- o o year contract with the Athletics, o u o ooooooooooooooooooo CONDITIONS ENCOURAGAING Representatives From all South ern States Attending State Secretaries Convention (By Associated Pm*.) MEMPHIS. Tenn., Feb. 16.-Repre sentatives from all the Southern States were in attendance here today at the annual meeting of State secre taries ot the Southern Baptist con vention. New officers named for the coming year were Dr. J. W. Gillern, Tennessee, chairman, and Dr. W. D. Powell. K' ntucky, secretary. The work of the secretaries in rais ing for State, home sud foreign mis sions, as discussed at today's sessions by Dr. G. H. Crutcher, Louisiana; Rev. Livingston Johnson, North Caro lina; Rev. B. D. dray, Georgia, and Dr. P. L. West, or Missouri, showed that conditions were encouraging des pite the financial depression resulting from tho Europ?en war. -;- , Bank Declared Inspirent. . PAitHMtgBtJlItriyrvatTr?VTC^ The State oan'ilog department today closed, the Mcginley Security Bank ot ^ayenr.woW, declaring .the Institution insolvent. E. E< .McKlnely, former cashier, was arrested and ls boluc held on a charge of having made false entries on the bank's books. The bank was capitalized at $25,000 and had deoplste ot $40,000, Michigan Democrat? Endorse Administration (By Awociited Pim.) - LANSING. Mich., Feb. 18.-Michi gan Democrats nominated by accla mation a ticket for the spring election and endorsed In most emphatic terms the administration of President Wil sen at their State convention here to day. The platform, adopted com m.'lided the stand of President Wilson on the ship purchase bill and de nounced the Republican oppoaltlot to tho measure as being1 un-American and against American prosperity. The platform pledged President Wilson the support of the Michigan delegation ?Returned In Irons. HALIFAX. Pt! S.. Feb. 16.-Four teen men who enlisted, with the first Canadian contingent for European service hav? been brought back in hons ar. "alien suspects," it was learn ed today. AU are of foreign parentage but somo have lived in Canada for more than a quarter of a century. Will Increase Forces. 8T. JOHNS. N. F., Feb. 16.-New Foundland, willi a population of 250, 000 plans to bring Its quota of men for the British army and navy up to 5,000 if the war lasts another year. It was announced tonight that 300 moro soldiers would be equipped im mediately. The naval forcea will be Increased to 11,500. Inspecting Reserve Danks. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.-Kif. P. O. Harding and A. c. Miller, ot the re serve board, left Washington today to tc?peet the Richmond federar re serve bank. Other board members are expected to Inspect other reserve banks in the near future with a view to keeping In closer touch with con ditions. Elect "Wet** Speaker. SPRINGFIELD. III., Feb. 16.-David E. Shanahan, of Chicago, a "wet" Re publican, today was elected speaker at the lower house of the general arr.cmbly, breaking Ute deadlock that Cor al* weeks has prevente? organisa tion of the house and transaction ot business. Passes Beth Heeses. BOSTON, Fob. 16.-The proposed ?vornan suffrage amendment to the State constitution passed the house today, 1R6 to 33. P. will be voted on it the November election, hairtng al-1 ready ceased the senate. When thal rote waa announced a shower ot jon quils thrown hy woman tn the gal lery fell among the legislators. BE GALLED SUFFICIENT NUMBER SIGNA TURES OF FREEHOLDERS RECEIVED ON FIRST DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN COUNCIL MAY ACT ON MATTER TODAY A? Soon at Legislature Ratifies Act Providing for Election Aldermen Will Set ?he Date for it The whirlwind can-Deign to secure a majority of the freeholder's slgaa tures to a petition requesting etty council to order sa election on the question of Issuing $100,000 ot bonds for street paving ended on the first day a brilliant success. As soon as word ls received of the ratification by the general assembly of %he bill authorising the holding of the election, the petition wilt be pre sented to city council, sad that boo/ will convene without loss of time sad order ttfe election. It is expected that the legislature will ratify this bill today. In the event thurla done In time for word Of it to reach An derson before night, the petition Will be formally presented to council im mediately, a meeting of the aldermen called and the election: ordered. , . A Brilliant Saeeess. In response to a call issued fer chairman E. it. Horton, of the street paving commission, the committeemen who had been . selected, to circulate the petitions among the freeholders assembled in the county courthouse at 6 oe Jock Monday afternoon ?nd M XiaxajLUnstwicttons .-for? canvass, together with . ?i??t*s "petition and blank forma for signs tures. Th* plan, a* aafloaaced then, was to make a whirlwind can vasa of the city'Tuesday cad socar? ss msny names Ot freeholders to the petition . ai. possible. Without .waiting for Tues day to arrivje, several ot the couium teemen went tb work Monday night and secured a large number of signa tures.. few ?bjec?e?. When the committeemen gathered yesterday afternoon in the courthouse at 6 o'clock to compare, notes as to ' the result of the campaign, it was determined that a sufneienj number of signatures had been received to the petition to warrant the same be ing presented to council aaa the elec tion ordered by that body.. Several committeemen reported that they had not been turned down by a single person lo whom they applied for his or her signature. Others re ported that they had met with but one or possibly two persons who declin ed to sign the paper. Still others brought .most gratifying reports hf freeholders who signed the petition with the keenest satisfaction and ex pressed ' regret that they could not sign lt moro than' once Wa? Good News, When lt was determined that a son dent number of Flgnatures had been received to the petition to Insure tts success. Alderman J. E. Barton, than whom there was no harder worker, reached for his hat and called tor .three cheers for the bond issue. The air was rent with shouts. Te Get Yet More. . Just to make the petition stronger, and to give others who did not get an opportunity to sign ths paper a chance to get on the "band wagon," the committeemen asked to bc allow ed to take back their petitions and secure more signatures. They wer? permitted to do this, and today thoa? freeholders who for one reason or another were not approached yester day by the committeemen wilt be given an opportunity of Joining In with the others In this great for- ' ward step for Anderson. BALANCE IN FAVOR OF UNITED STATES [Report Shows Deere?? of $4> 813,619 Compared With Preceding Weak WASHINGTON, Feh. 16.-Fora Iga trade during the week ending Febru ary 13 netted the UnUed States a fav orable balance of $30,320.607, accord ing to returns announced tonight by the department cr commerce. 53am pared with the preceding weak this waa a decrease In the balance by $6,813.619. Exports last weer were $54,186,41? and imports $23,865.823 compared with $59.0.1,106 and *22.44?,8so raspectlre ly for the week of February 6. Cotton exports amounted to 285,64? bale?, making tho total for the past ten weeks 2,',t0i,081. hales. "?