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SETTLEMENT WOULD BE UNPOP? ULAR JUST NOW. ? - A neon* Note Stint up Teutonic People and Recall of German Attache* Adda to Anger. f - Washington. Dec. 21.?Full settle? ment of the Lusitania case, including reparation for the lives of the Ameri? can victims, which it became known today recently was near, has been postponed by the dismissal of the German naval and military attaches and the American demands on Aus? tria-Hungary as a result of the sink? ing of the Ancona. Consideration of the state of pub? lic opinion in Germany because of these two acts of the American gov? ernment, according to reliable in? formation received here, has caused officials in Berlin to decide that such settlement as might be satisfactory to the United States would not now meet with popular approval In Germany. An agreement, it was said, practi? cally waa reached soon after the American note to Great Britain pro? testing against Interference with neu? tral trade had been published In Ger? many. The note, It is said, created a remarkable pro-American sentiment throughout Germany. At that time, it la said, public opinion would have approved receding a bit, making a set? tlement of the controversy possible. Negotiations between Secretary Lan? sing and Count Bemstorff, the Ger? man ambassador, were progressing when the United States demanded the withdrawal of Capt. Boy-Ed and Capt. ?on Papen. This act, according to ad? vices here, caused German opinion to swing back to resentment of the ac? tion of the United States. The demands upon Austria and the vigorous terms in which the first note wss couched next attracted adverse criticism in Germany, and the resent? ment, started by the request for the recalls, Is described as having in? creased materially. To recede even a trifle at this time, Berlin officials are said to believe, would bring a storm of public disap? proval and furnish the opposition to the government with grounds for criti? cism. Officials now believe that at some time In the future, when public opinion again Is more favor? able to the United States, concessions may be mado by Germany. German officials are said to be con? vinced that an Indemnity for the Americans lost on the Lusitania and something In the nature of a disavowal will he the only measures to satisfy the United States. They also are said to feel that the only disavowal which could be given was the promise not to repeat such an act, which had al? ready been given. Just how near was an actual agree? ment before the dismissal of the at? taches may never be known. The Ger? man ambassador and Secretary Lan? sing have a mutual agreement not to discuss the negotiations In any way. It is believed, however, that the am? bassador was about to make or had made some sort of a proposal, which might have met with the full or par? tial approval of the United States. A number of propositions had been submitted by both sides at various stages of negotlationa The statement that the negotiations havs been delayed for the time is strengthened by the fact that Secre? tary Lansing has not discussed the Lusitania ease wP.h Count Von Bem? storff since the request for the recall of the attaches beeame public. Fi r thermore, no communications upon the subject have passed between the secretary and the ambassador. VETERAN* SEEKS INFORMATION. Member of Garden's Battery Wishes to Communh-ato With Old Comrades. Editor Da tern: I was i rlvate In Garden s Bat? tery, Hask I] Battalion, A N. V., en? listed In s battery In January, 1864 at Lindas ?atlon. Vs. The l attery was mad* p in Chesterfield and Sum ter dlatr I surrendered with the battery A ^rll S, 186.r> at Appomattox court ' -use, Virginia. I am now nearl> blind and have not much of this v rld's goods. It may be neces? sary t* me to go to n soldiers' home, but m order to do so I will have to have two affidavits to establish my service. I remember Conrad Coli? stine. John and Hugh Scott, the Reed's, Scarborough*. Francis FlSSU er, Haynsworths and others. Will you please publish this In y < >u r paper in order that the boys may see it and write me, also send a copy ol paper. Respectfully. J. A. Clark or Jim Clark. Burr Oak, Kan.. Dec. 14, I til, l*lttsburg Bank Failure. Plttsburg, Dec. 22.?Then was rauch excitement among depositors this morning when the Ptttahurg Bank for Savings, one of the city's Isrgsst savings Institutions, failed to open. TRIES TO END TROUBLE. ZW1EDINEK SKEKS TO SETTLE AUSTRO-AMERICAN IMAPSSE. Follows Plan Of Bernstorlf in Conner - tion With Controversy Over Subma? rine Wnrfure. Washington, Dec. 21.?Pending re? ceipt of Austria-Hungary's reply to the second American note regarding the sinking of the Italian steamship Ancona, Baron Erich Zwicdinek, charge of the Austro-Hungarian em? bassy, is conducting r- forming a basis to conduct informal negotiations with Secretary Lansing, looking to? wards an amicable settlement of con? troversy. An intimation to that ef? fect was received from the statement today after tho charge had confer? red at some length with the secretary. ] It is understood Baron Zwiedinek is attempting negotiations similar to J those conducted by Count von Eern storff, the German ambassador, fol? lowing the sinking of the Arabic. It Is considered improbable, however, that such negotiations can develop to an Important stage until after the re? ceipt of the next formal communica? tion from Austria-Hungary which is expected some time within the next week. Just what authority Baron Zwle dlnek has been given by his govern-r ment has not been made known. It was recalled today that relations be? tween the United States and Germany were seriously strained when the Ger? man ambassador was given virtually a free hand to conduct the negotia? tions. In some official quarters the belief prevails that it was the negotia? tions conducted by Count von Uern storff which prevented the si I ation from becoming even more itofiO\M than it at one time admittedly was. Baron Zwledlnek now is virtually In the same position as the German ambassador then found himself, and It is thought in some circles that the baron might accomplish more than could be accomplished by direct ne? gotiations between Washington and Vienna. Neither Secretary Lansing nor Bar? on Zwledlnek would discuss their con? ference today, it having been agreed that beyond allowing it to be known tha* the Ancona case was under dis? cussion the matter should be regarded as confidential. Word of the receipt In Vienna of the second American note had not been received at the state department tonight. However, the communication was started over the cables Sunday after? noon to Ambassador Penfield. Nor? mally 36 hours is sufficient for a diplomatic cable message to reach Vienna, consequently Ambassador Penfield should have received the note some time today and it should reach the minister of foreign affairs to? morrow. STORES LACK PROTECTION. Shortage of Men for Guard Duty Worries Officials of Wur and Navy Departments. Washington, Dec. 20.?Navy de? partment officials it was learned to? day are seriously concerned over the inadequacy of the forcos available to guard navy yards, arsenals and other places where navy equipment is manufactured or stored. With a large part of the marine corps on ex? peditionary duty in Haiti and on the Mexican coast, guards at the navy plants are said to be hardly a quart? er as strong as officials think they should bo for adequate protection. No more marines or bluejackets can be spared from the fleet, for already tho reserve includes ships which navy officials would prefer to see in full commission. Secretary Daniels has asked congress to provide for 7,500 additional bluejackets, 2,500 appren? tice seamen and 1,500 marines to meet this condition, but these men will not bo available for a long time. A somewhat similar condition pre? vails In the war department with the bulk of the mobile army stationed along the Mexican border. Guards at army posts and arsenals except such poatl us are housing regular garrisons are few in number and have much government property in their charge. A majority of the coast defense batteries are in charge of caretakers. The annual report of the chief of coast aulllery shows that guns worth $41,000,000 were Without trained forces to man them, either regulars or militia, and In many of the posts in this list only a nominal guard can be maintained. TWO NEGHOEK LYNCHED. Victim* or Mob Were. CI mined With Murder of White Merchant. Macon, Ga., Dec. 20.?Sam Bland gfld WllllS Stewart, negroes, were lynched shortly before midnight to? night a quarter of a mile from East? man, Dodge County, by a mob num? bering approximately two hundred persons. The bodies were then rid? dled with bullets. They were charged with the murder of A, ML Batchellor, 11 e lute merchant VOTES HUGE WAR CREDIT. REICHSTAG PASSES TEN BILLION mark MEASURE. Only Nineteen Socialists Oppose Rill to Supply Sinews for Teutonic Anns. Berlin (via London), Dec. 21.?The reichstag today passed the second and third readings of the war credit of 10,000,000,000 marks which the gov? ernment had requested. Only 19 So? cialists voted in the negative. Before the vote was taken Fried? erich August Karl Geyer read a brief statement on behalf of the Socialist minority, explaining their negative vote, while Friederich Ebert, the So? cialist leader, spoke in behalf of the Socialist majority and announced amid loud applause that this wing of the party would vote "yes." Answering a question of Maj. Ernst Bassermann, National Liberal, Dr. Solf, the colonial secretary, denied that Germany ever intended to at? tack Cape Colony from Southwest Af? rica, as had been asserted by the Cape government. Dr. Solf said this was proved by the fact that Germany had reduced her military forces In the Southwest from 10,000 in 1905 to 2,000. The colonial minister said that the fighting in South Africa was begun by the British and not the Germans. Ho said it was proved in the Cape parlia? ment that the British government had falsified the map in order to make it appear that the first light was on British territory when it really was on German soil. PEACE PARTY SPLIT AGAIN. Norwegians Refuse to Assit While Hungarian Woman is With Ford Peace Party. London, Dec. 22.?The Norwegian peace party declines to have anything to do with the Henry Ford peace ex? pedition, according to dispatches to the London morning papers, as long as Mme. Rosika Schwimmer is con? nected with the movement. Some of the dispatches state that a demand has been made for her expulsion, de? claring that it is impossible to give the movement a neutral appearance while a Hungarian; woman is an ac? tive member. A dispatch to the Mail from Chris tiania states that the managers' of the mission announced today that the Ford party would start for Stockholm Thursday. The dispatch also said Mme. Schwimmer sent out invitations to a hundred prominent business men, bankers and others of Chris tiania to attend- receptions and other functions at the Grand hotel. "This attempt to stir up a sem? blance of interest in tho mission met with no success," tho dispatch de? clares. "The only thing the people want is to see the man who is will? ing to spend $20,000,000 to end the war, but Ford remains in hiding. Fif? teen members of Ford's traveling of? fice staff are to be sent back to the United States tomorrow. "The latest scheme to end the war is r.aid to bo that Ford is to approach armament makers in the belligerent countries and by offering them orders Will seek to induce them to cease turning out equipment for armies." BILL FOR RURAL CREDITS. Work on Measure to Be Introduced in Both 'Houses of Congress Practically Completed. Washington, Dec. 21.?A rural credits bill to be intr^Juced in both houses of congress after the holi? days was virtually completed today by the special joint committee created by the last congress for report at this uossion. Only a few details remain to bo decided. The measure provides for a sys? tem of cooperative local association federated and regional land banks which banks would have the power to issue bonds based on the land mort? gages of the local association. The land banks, 12 in number, would be supervised by the government through a board appointed by ihe president. They would be distributed In accord? ance with the agricultural needs of the country, and would have a com? bined capital stock of not less than $0,000,000. European systems of land mortgage credit have been studied closely by the committee in working out Its scheme. PROTEST BY HOLLAND. Objection to Seizure of Dutch Mail. London, Dec. 21.?A Renter dis? patch from The Hague says: "The foreign ministry announces that mo Netherlands government has sent a protest to the British gov? ernment against the seizure of Dutch mall bags on the steamers Noordam, Prllla and Rotterdam and demanded an immediate return of the mall. The hope was expressed in the protest that the Incidents would not be re? peated." , HYDE FOR LAW AND ORDER. CHARLESTON'S NEW MAYOR MAKES STATEMENT OF HIS POLICY. In Inaugural Address Executive Calls on People of Charleston to Live Un? der Laws of State to Secure Best Commercial Results. Charleston, Dec. 20.?That there must be no compromise with lawless? ness in Charleston during his admin? istration was stressed by Mayor Tris? tram T. Hyde in his inaugural ad adress to the packed galleries and crowded city council chamber today at noon when he and 24 aldermei. elected to serve for the ensuing four years took the oath of office adminis? tered by Recorder Theodore D. Jer "Enforcement of law and the co? operation of our citizens in strong, healthy sentiment in favor of such enforcement, is at the foundation of all moral progress. The strength or weakness of any city is revealed when the veil is withdrawn from the hid? den life," declared the new mayor of Charleston. "If, however we are lawabiding, and can demonstrate that condition as a real fact. Then and only then can we have a chance for a patient hear? ing by our lawmakers as to any de? sired change," he continued. "We must face all of the laws as we find them, and enforce them until others can be secured which may better suit our local conditions. "Let me beg you therefore to re? member that we can never prosper commercially, as far as our relations to our own State are concerned, and we can never have the influence we should have in Soutn Carolina, until we agree to live under the laws made by our legislature for the whole State. We must let it be known that we are a part of our State and that we are ready to join hands with all sec? tions of the political, educational, commercial and moral uplift of all of our people." On the rostrum were Mayor Grace, who opened the meeting of city coun? cil, Maj. Hyde and Recorder Jervey. As soon as Maj. Hyde took the oath and became formally the chief execu? tive of the city of Charleston, Mr. Grace handed him the keys to the mayor's office and left the chamber. Applause broke out as the mayor and the ex-mayor exchanged greetings. Following the administration of the oath to Mayor Hyde, the 24 alder? men-elect came forward, four at a time, and took the oath from the mayor, completing the essentials of the induction ceremonials. There was a capacity attendance upon the cemeronials of today, which Instituted a new administration. Per? fect order prevailed, and the pro? gramme of installation proceeded smoothly and impressively. The mayor, the mayor-elect and aldermen elect assembled in the city court room shortly before the hour of noon, and at the stroke of 12 marched into council chamber. Recorder Jervey, with Mayor Grace on his left and Mayor-elect Hyde on his right, head? ed the line. Promptly the officials took their seats and Mayor Grace rapped lor order. He instructed Clerk of Council Barbot to read the election returns. At 12.10 o'clock the clerk read the roll of the new administrative offi? cials. All were present. Mayor Grace then requested Recorder Jer? vey to administer the oath to the mayor-elect. This oath is of two parts, one having to do with qualifi? cation and supporting of the laws of the country and State, and the second part referring to dueling. Mayor Hyde announced the stand? ing committee of council. There are 24 of these committees who perform the detailed work of this govern? mental body. Alderman C. M. Pinckney succeeded himself as chairman of the ways and means committee. Alderman Doug? las was named chairman of the com? mittee on streets. The signal of adjournment proved to be the opening of an informal re? ception by Mayor Hyde, who shook hands with large numbers of his friends who gathered about him and Mrs. Hyde, who sat with friends just within eouncil chamber during the meeting. There were handsome (low? ers upon the mayor's desk, which lent a touch of extra brightness to the occasion, even if the weather out? side lacked sunshine. INDIA'S CHOP SMALL. Cotton Acreage Cut About 23 Per Cent Washington, Dec. 21.?India's cot? ton acreage for the 1915-1G season is only three-quarters of what it was in the 1911-15 season. American Con? sul Smith at Calcutta has sent to the state department the Indian govern? ment's second forecast showing the area to be Hi,253,000 acres against 22,152,000 acres last season. The de? crease is attributed chiefly to the low prices obtained for cotton List sea? son. The crop is reported on the Thole fair to good. AGAINST ADVERTISING FRAUDS BICHL AND MEMBER TO INTRO- : J)UCE PENALIZING BILL. State Health Board Favors Measure Wldch Alan John&tone, Jr., is to Offer. Columbia, Dec. 21.?The State board of health will recommend to the legislature the passage of a bill look in? to the fulfillment of the slogan, "Truth," in advertising, which is also one of the goals of the Columbia Ad? vertising club and the Associated Ad? vertising Clubs of the World, which It is affiliated. The bill will be pre? sented by Alan Johnstone, Jr., of the Richland delegation. The proposed statute will be known as the printers' act. Similar measures have already been passed in the fol? lowing States: Louisiana, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachu? setts, Minnesota, Michigan, Neoraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Washing? ton and Wisconsin. The law in part is as follows: "Any person, firm, corpoiation or association, who, with intent to sell or anywise dispose of merchandise securities, service or anything offered by such persons, etc., directly or in? directly to the public for sale or dis? tribution, or with intent to increase the consumption thereof or to induce in any manner to enter into any obligation relating thereto or to ac? quire title thereto or an interest therein, makes, publishes, dissemi? nates, circulates or places before the public or causes to be made, etc., in this State in a newspaper or other publication or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, bill, circular, pamphlet or letter or In any other way, an advertisement of any sort re? garding merchandise, securities, ser? vices or anything so offered to the public, which advertisement contains an assertion, representation or state? ment of fact which is untrue, decep? tive or misleading, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." ABIDE BY COURTS ORDER. Governor Says Section Under Which Ho Acted is Declared Unconstitu? tional. Columbia, Dec. 21.?Gov. Manning, after reading the decision of the su? preme court, said: "When I was inaugurated governor last January I took an oath to pre? serve, protect and defend the con? stitution of this State and of the United States. The constitution con? fers upon the supremo court the duty of determining the constitutionality of acts of the legislature. "Section 841 of the code reads: 'Any constable, deputy constable, sheriff or magistrate who shall neglect or re? fuse to perform the duties required by this chapter shall be subject to sus? pension by the governor.' "Acting under this provision I sus? pended the sheriff of Kershaw coun? ty for neglect of duty. The supreme court has held that section 841 of the code is unconstitutional in so far as it relates to the office of sheriff, and I shall do what I expect every other citizen to do, whether as an official or private individual, to respect the decisions of the supreme court and to obey its decrees without question." SHERIFF OF KERSHAW REIN? STATED. State's Highest Tribunal Declares Governor Can't Remove Sheriff. Columbia, Dec. 20.?Declaring that the governor has no power to remove or suspend a sheriff, the supreme court tonight reinstated W. W. Hucka bee to the office of Kershaw county, from which he was suspended several months ago by Gov. Manning for al ? leged failure to enforce the prohibi? tion laws. The decision of the court, which was written by Asociate Justice Hydrick, was unanimous. The court declares that tho statute under which the governor suspended Sheriff Iluckabee and named Isaac C. Hough as his successor is unconstitutional. A CALL TO DUTY. Members of Legislature Requested to 3Ieet Commissioners and Represen? tation of Grand Jury. To the Honorable Members of the Legislative Delegation of Sumter County: Gentlemen: You are hereby re? quested to meet with the County Board of Commissioners on the fourth of next month at noon, to discuss with them a legislative matter pertaining to the proposed question of a new jail for Sumter county. Very respectfully, C. E. Rtubbs, Chairman, Public Buildings Committee, Grand Jury Lynched in Georgia. Eastman, Ga., Dec. 21.?The bullet liddled bodies of Willie Stewart and Samuel Bland, negroes, were found in the woods. The men were taken from jail during Ihc nighl and lynched. ASKS MONEY FOR WEEVIL WAR HOUSTON WOULD PUSH CAM? PAIGN AGAINST PEST. Sea Island District, Invaded for First Time, Requires Special Meth? ods of Treatment. Washington, Dec. 20.?An addi? tional $64,400 to extend the agricul? tural department's campaign against the boll weevil in Southern cotton fields was requested by Secretary Houston in a memorandum sent to congress. The secretary points out that the area infected by the insect had been greatly enlarged in the last year, the sea island districts of Geor? gia and Florida beinr threatened and developing cotton growing industry in Arizona being handicapped by the ap? pearance there of a new form of pest. "Conditions m the sea island dis? tricts," the secretary says in his mem? orandum, "are peculiar and there is every indication that the control of the boll weevil there will require the development of methods somewhat different from those found effective in short staple districts. The sea island varieties develop and mature more slowly than the upland. They are grown on lands where conditions are likely to render the control of the boll weevil more difficult. This situa tion demands special experiment work in regions which became infested for the first time the present year. The States directly involved have urged that the department assist in a cam? paign against the pest in this re? gion.'' BARBAROUS TRAFFIC IN BABIES. Maryland Vice Commission Presents Sensational Report on Disposal of Illegitimate Infants. Baltimore, Dec. 20.?The State-wide vice eommission appointed by Gov. Goldsborough in January, 1913, today made public the results of its inquiry. Probably the most sensational feature dealt with is the alleged traffic in babies. It is asserted that investiga? tors found there are institutions in Baltimore to which the mother of an illegitimate child may consign her off? spring upon the payment of a certain sum and forever rid herself of legal responsibility for it. . , Of the hundreds of children taken by the institution the commission avers that 80 to 90 per cent, die and are buried in heaps in small plots of ground, one such plot approximately 65 feet square having been the tomb of 5,000 babies since 1886. ROLALTY HAD NARROW ES? CAPE. King and Queen Endangered by Bombs Thrown by German Flying Machines. Paris, Dec. 20.?Details of the nar? row escape from death recently of the king and queen of Belgium when German aviators threw bombs on the fishing village where the royal couple now reside, are printed today by The Petit Journal. The king and queen were coming out of church from mass with the rest of the congregation, says the pa? per's correspondent, when six Ger? man aeroplanes appeared, flying low. Apparently they were coming from Ostend. The king at once told the people to scatter and take shelter, but the aeroplanes approached so rapidly that few had time to comply with his instructions before the ma? chines were over the village. Two bombs fell a few yards from the king and queen but they were not hit by the flying fragments. The corre? spondent continues: "This is the fifth air raid which has been absolutely unjustified since the village is unfortifed and is in habitated only by fishermen. What makes it worse is that the aeroplanes came from the section of the German front commanded by the prince of W?rttemberg, first cousin of the Belgian queen." PELLAGRA DEATH RATE. State Bureau Ren* ?ts Over 1,300 Deaths. There were 1,306 deaths from pel? lagra In South Carolina between Jan? uary 1 and October 31 of this year, giving an annual death rate of 81.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to figures submitted by the State bu? reau of vital statistics, of which C, Wilson Miller is chief clerk. Accord? ing to color and sex, the death rates and the number of deaths from pel Isgra is as follows: White men 144, rate 8.9; white women 278, rate 17.3; negro men 263, rale 16.4; negro wo? men 621, rate 38.6. EDISON EMPLOYEE SUICIDES. Advertising Manager Takes Dose ot Strychnine. New York, Dec. 21.?-W. C. Andrews, advertising manager of the Edison Storage Battery Company, committed suicide in the Hotel Chelsea, taking strychnine. He lived with his wife and two daughters at East Orange.