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ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1915.
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ONE OF THE BITTEREST BAT
TLES OF WAR COMES
Lively Fighting Reported in Ar
gonne Forest-Hand Grenades
London. AUB. 7.-The russian r-e
Bl?tanco between Lomba and the
mouth of the Bug, what is known as
Narow front, has been broken, \ ac- j
cording to a Berlin official' report to- !
Thus, whether tho Russians were
defeated or fallen back voluntarily,
one of the bitterest battles since the
war began has ended. For three
weeks the Germans under ron Hin
denburg have been trying to force
this front out of the retreating War
saw armies. The fact that it is throe
days after the fall of Warsaw leads
critics here to believe tho retirement
was voluntary. Grand Duke Nicho
las is ??uro of .tho safety of tho War
saw army. There is little change In
other sections of the Polish salient.
The Russians arc still holding thc
eastern bank of tho Vistula. In the
southeast neither Mackensen nor
Archduke Joseph Ferdinand are mak
ing much progress. In Courtland
and Kovno Buolcw with three hun
dred and forty thousand men la car
rying out a sweeping flank movement
on much tho same lines- as Kluck
opened the western campaign. The
left advanced further toward Divnak
an? tho right -is approaching Kevno,
which the Russl?ne aro- reported to bp
evacuating. .- ....... im. imin'ihi mi ???
Th? Besieged fortress of Novogocr
glovak at the Junction of the Vistula
and tho Narew still holds out. The
Germans claim they have captured
An unofficial report says Monte San
Michels has been taken by the Ital
ians. It dominates Corlsia and the
fall of the- city is expected. This
would open the road to Trieste. There
ls lively fighting west but nothing of
outstanding importance. The French
report a spirited engagement with,1
hand grenades in the Argonne Forest.
Also fighting in the vicinity of Scu
cbez and artillery duels In the region
of Tracy Levai and Berryau Bae.
fal FlandeiB Germans claim they
forced the Belgian to evacuate advan
ced positions ov? .tho Yser south of
GERMANS ARE ATTACKING:
KOVNO AND 0SS0WET?
Petrograd. Aug. 7.-Attacks on
Kovno and Ossowctz by the Germans
have begun, says a official report to
night. Soon a. pari ot the Ossowez
fortress was stormed Friday under
cover of a gas attack. Tho Gormans
were disturbed by counter attacks.
i London, Aug. 7.-~rhe Austro-Gcr
man-forces who are being thrown for
ward tn an endeavor to onvelob the
Russian armies mow control thc
bridge beads at Warsaw over tho Vis
tula will have, conquered the river
line and invaded Ttussian territory at
an average depth of 100. miles from
the Baltic to Bukowina.
The British press thinks the Rus
sians retired from Warsaw with their
armies Intact. This belier ls based
on Petrograd dispatches and lacks re
ports to tho contrary. But there ls
0.1 lncreuulng disposition not to min
imizo the serious ?ituation. Thc anx
iety ot tho quadruple powers oe ems
manifested in a- renewed pressure to
bring the Balkan States In linc. Swe
den ls now restless and even conser
vative London Morning Post finds
Cause for comment on Sweden's grow
ing position to Russia as stimulated
by German successes in Poland.
Whether tho present Balkan negoti
ations'will bo more vru?tful(than thc
pr?viens attempts to align ' ?hera
against Germany, and Turkey ls de
Though stilt holding . novogeor
glesvk the russian garrison remains
at bay. Thus the Russian armies ?re
not only menaced back nf Warsaw but
larger, more ?.?nld'able enveloping
movements have-taken definite form,
being In effect a great pair of pinch
era acting at Devlnsk in the north.
Brest-Litovak In tho south, superim
posed on a smaller pair of pinchers
seeking te crush the Russians In and
around Warsaw-. There Is a chance
that the group of the smaller pair
will not he effective and lt will take
some time to demonstrate whether the.
movement will succeed.
Lenten Prdss sad Sweden.
London, Aug. 7.-Sweden's atti
tude toward Russia and the latters
allies for some tune past has re*
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Plot To Kidnap
Head of Mormons?
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BecauBQ o? the report ot ft plot to
kidnap, Joseph F, Smith, tb? venera^
'City Mormon lo?dui.; arranged to
"This news is the.most startling
and unexpected thing I have hoard in
many years." said L'shop Smith, a
son of tho president of the church.
"1 had no previous intimation that
such a plot existed. 1 am not pre
pared to say that there ls no basis
of truth to the plot, but I am positive
that it was unknown to me until this
According to reports In Federal cir
cles, throo or moro outlaws had
planned a campaign of crime, fro:,
holding up Yellowstone Park stages
and blackmailing prominent. ranch
mon, and finally Smith. *
The same bandits were supposed to
have held E. A. Empey in the wild
country along tho Wyoming-Idaho
lice, demanding $6,000 In gold from
his relatives. Empey disappeared
from his ranch near Idaho Falls.
The recent holdup of New York
tourists in Yellowstone Park, when
several bandits obtained loot es
timated at $4,000 from passengers in
a stage coach, is attributed to the
REVIEW OF WEEK
ON STOCK MARKET
* Now York, . Aug. 7.-Stocks wore
Irregular this week. War stock con
tinued to advance. Liability of heavy
reactions were recognized but war
shares held up well. Trading cen
tered around Industrials, particularly
stool. There were .-rv.MI higher
records. Bethlehem steel rose over
flftj', Crucible over twenty. Influ
ences' were constructive. Iron trade
roports were optimistic and copper
was bettor while tho demand for rail
roads eartutngs woro above the
vealed elements ot a disquieting char
acter, tho Post declares. Embolden
ed by tlic recent German success, tito
paper says, tho tho latent hostility
of Sweden, which has never forgiven
the loss ot Finland has become
Considerable preparations for war
like contingencies will be made Ut
North Swodon and tho Swedish a .un
is fully mobiticod. If Sweden per
sists in an unfriendly attitude toward
Russia sho may rapidly drift into
War which would1 Inevitably be a
great obstacle to her future pro
gress. Tia.? Times in a long analysis
of tho Swedish situation says tho
war party bas lost in importance
and the people generally accept neu
trality as the wio-rt course.
London, Aug. 7:-The British fish
lng smacks Hesperus, I vanees, Fish
erman, Heliotrope and ... Coal monger
were sunk presumably by a German
submarine. Tho Danish steamer
Hana Emils was set afire.
Berlin, Aug. 7.-Fort Demobo, a
part-of tho Warsaw fort l Meat iona ou
the right bank of the V?stala river
has been cartured by the Germans ac
cording to an official annoua ce inert.
MANY ACCIDENTS AT OPEN
ING DERBY ON DES
WON FIRST PLACE
One Car Sailed Over Outer Edge
of Bowl Instantly Killing
Des Moines, In., Aug. 7.-Two
deaths, two - injuries probably fatal,
marked the initial three hundred mlle
j automobile derby on the new mile
Bpeed way hore today. Ralph De
Palma won, Ralph Millford was sec
ond, and Eddie O'Donnell third. The
fast time was thrco ^hourB, twenty
minutes and. fifty two seconds.
Joe Cooper was killed when bis
car literally Bailed over tho outor
'edge of the bowl on the twenty-eighth
lap. Louis Piel, his mechanician waa
Billy Chandlers car crashed against
the inside rall 01 the two hundred and
thirty-eighth lap. Maurice Keeler,
hts mechanician, was fatally hurt and
died in a hospital several hours later.
Chandler was seriously injured, a tire
blow-out was blamed for the acci
A broken steering gear waa said t
bo Ute Immediate reason for Coept
Drove French Car at Speed of
Nearly Hundred and Three
Miles an Hour.
Chicago, Aug. 7.-Daria Resta,
driving a French car one hundred
two and eight;' Ave one hundredth
miles per hour won the Chicago
! speedway hundred mile race. He
! established a new competitive world's
j record. Earl Cooper, ono hundred
i one forty one one hundredths miles
'per hour was second. The previous
i record was ninety nine and Ave one
hundredths , miles per-hour held, by
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OVERLAM? COMPANY MAKES
CONCESSION TO. EMPLOYES
Toledo, O., Aug. 7.-rElsven thous
and employes of the Willys-Overland
compr.ny received notice today that
148 ho ufa will constitute a work week
at tho plant after November. This
I waa made, voluntarily by tho com
pany about six weeks ago.
i INDIANA ELECTION F IIA UP.
TRIALS TO BE EXPENSIVE
j Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. l.- ^ho
Marlon county council yesterday ap
propriated $25,000 to Cover the ex
penses of the triais of Thomhs Tag
gart Mayor Bell and over. 100 other.*:
.charged with conspiring to corrupt
Austrian Emperor III.
( London, Aug. 7.-Tho Kxchangc
Telegraph company's Amsterdam cor
respondent Says that a telegram re
ceived from Vienna rer-arts that Ena
' peror Francis Joseph 'has had a severe
' chill and ls confined to bia bed tn the
Schoenbrunn castle. The condition
of the emperor, however, is said not
to bo alrxmlng.
NOMINEE IN MISS.
?Official Returns Announced By
Secretary of State-Major
ity of 1131.
Jackson, Misa., Aug. 7.-Theodore
Bilbo was nominated for governor In
j Tuesday's Democratic primary b~ a
, majority over four others of eleven
i hundred and thirty one, Secretary ot
State Powers announced tonight.
Lae M. Russell was nominated for
Hcutenaut-govternor over E. B. Car
ter hy a majority of ninety five hund
Will Settle the 1
Eduardo Snarer, Minister Front Chili.
Doa Domini de (?nm?,
Ambassador from 'trti7.il. '
Doa Rebulo de Kaon,
Minuter from Argentina.
Robert Lansing, secretary or state,
called a meeting of the three minis
ters to . the uBUed States from fr?e'
principar South1- American countries,
and tho three racking ministers from
Central and South America to a con
ference for Thursday, Aug. 5, on the
-Mexican situation. It was freely pre
'Not One Inch of Greek Terri
tory" is Substance of Reply to
Delegation of Macedonian
London, Aug. 7.'-Greece will not
cede one inch of territory to Bulgaria
was the substance of the reply ot
Premier Goniarls to a delegation of
Macedonian deputies who asked for a
statement relative to the purpose of
the government says . a Fte :ter dis
patch - from Athens.
The allies iiavo been trying to get
Bulgaria to enter* tho war on their
side and sho has demanded a cession
of that part of Macedonia awarded to
Serbia, at the end of the Balkan war
and also thc southern portion.of tho'
territory Riven to Greece. British,
French, Russian and Italian ministers
called on GounSTls Wednesday and
made'un ted representations on the
political situation tch purpose being
tn gain Greece's assistance.
Osama May Retire Prem Office.
Tokio, Aug. 7.-Count.Okuma, the
Japano3o premier IS Inclined to re
main In oiflco owing to the pressure
exerted by elder statesman.
SAKS SWEDEN WILL
Swedish Minister ia London De
clares Rumors Were With
London, Aug. 7.-Sweden's decis
ion to remain neutral ls ss Arm ss j
ever. Ute Swedish minister to Lou
don, Count Wrangel, said. There Is no
foundation for thc rumora and tb?-. |
suggestion that Sweden contepmlatea
ac Mon tor tho recover yor Poland ls j
.Premier Sazouoffa speech In thc
Russlau Durna Sunday clearly indi
cates that the relations between Swe
den and Russia ls of a most friendly
Fate of Mexico
tobort Lansing, Secretary of State.
dieted that tho administration, having
abandoned ita jolley . >of"*tatcMul
.waTtrBg/' int&BioT toT compel'pe?ce in
Mexico. The purpose of thc meeting
was said to be to convince the South
Americans that the United States did
not intend conquest of Mexico in
whatever forcible measures it took.
ASK RECALL OF
Masa Meeting Also Passed Resolu
tions Asking Recall of Sin Mern,
bera of Police Commission Who
Veted to Remove Beavers.
Atlanta. Aug. 7.-Resolutions were
adopted at a mass mauling tonight
asking the recall of Mayor Woodward
and six other members of the police
board who recently voted' to remove
Chief Ilea vern. Tho circulation ol
recall petitions was ?tarted imme
diately. A recall requires twenty
five per. cent of the voters.
The object declared by th? speakers
was "tho redemption of a righteous
man' crucified." Supporters of Beav
ers declared at least part of the op
position to Beavers from interests op
posed to the strict enforcement ol
EXPELLED FROM MEXICO
Mexico City. Aug. .7.-Dr. Juan J.
Ortega, minister from Guatamala, wac
given his passports today and inform
ed that he must- leave Mexico within
twenty-four hours. The reason not
announced, lt is supposed hb Wai
persona non grata to Car ran sa.
G1V?0IED Of ?URGER
OF M TEACHER
Holtzendorff Killed Teacher Be
canse fits Daughter Was
Jasper,, fla., Aug. 7.-Claude
Holtzendorff was found. guilty of thc
murder of Noah Yates, a school teach
er. His sons, Ben and Wilmer, wore
also charged with murder. The trial
or Wilmer started immediately.
Tho elder Holtzendorff whs senten
ced to life imprisonment. It was al
leged he compelled one of his sons tc
kill the teacher became hts daughtei
waa punished. Holtzendorff declared
bo fired the shot.
Many Matters Requiring Quick
Action Demands Pretence
Cornish, Aug. 7.-President Wilson
will probably be hack in Washington
before the end of tho week, lt be
came known tonight ho plans to re
turn and get in personal touch with
recent developments in tho Mexican
situation, diplomatic exchanges with
Great Britain and Germany and other
pressing official business. Usually he
could direct the work from hore but
in the last few days many problems
demanding quick action have develop
Prussian Reservists Made First]
Breach-Entered City in
Berlin, Aug. 7.-Press dispatches
reaching Berlin say-Warsaw tell after
a midnight storm of shot and shell
against the forts south of the city.
A division of Prussian reservists
mado the first broach and entered the
city at three o'clock op the morning
of August fifth. The forts though de
prived ot heavy artillery, offered et
1 isstlve iiaaiatSMSu.- . . - ~
The fall of tho west front was al
most simultaneous with that of the
south. Mixed divisions of Saxon,
Bavarian and Wurttemberglan troops
carried these. All four German king
doms were represented In victory.
ATLANTA STREET SWEEPERS
TO WEAR WHITE I Ni?OHM8.
Atlanta, Aug. 7.-"Clean street
sweepers as'well as clean streets" ls
the new slogsn of the sanitary de
partment, which has equipped ita
eighty-five sweepers in spotlessly
I clean white khaki suits.
They mado their. appearance for
the first time on tho streets yester
day, and gave tho city landscape
truly urban appearance.
ANOTHER CLOUDBURST AND
TORNADO NEAR ERIE, PENN.
Erle, Penn., Aug. 7.-Harbor Creek
eight mites east of here was hit by
a tornado and cloudburst early today.
An appeal tor help bas been made.
Tho property damage reaches many
thousand. Relief WBB sent. So far
8B known there wero no fatalities,
i N i more bodies were found here.
Suspension of One Commissioner ;
Held Void for Lack of
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 7.-The Ten- j
nessee supreme court uphold the sus
pension of Mayor Hilary E. Howse!
and Commissioner Robert Elli' *t,
under the ouster proceeding-? pending
a final hearing. The suspension of
Commissioner Alexander was held
void because thc necessary notice'bad
uot been given. The order of tho civil
court of appals auspersedlng the ap
r>ointm*,nt of a receiver for the city I
now allowed to stand. Chancellor j
Allison vacated ht* order appointing
a receiver for the city.
POLICE GUARD GERMAN
BOAT AT CHARLESTON.
Charleston, Aug. 7.-The police
continued to guard the German
steamer Lieben fels, whose crew of 52
.Hindu- threatened mutiny. ? The
Hindun will lie taken to Mew York
next Wednesday to sall for Calcutta.
New President In Portugal.
Lisbon, AUfe. 7.-Darnardlno Ma
diado was yesterday elected by con
gress president of Portugal- He ls]
supported by the two principe! par
ties and was elected on Uie third bal
lot. Ho is popular with all classes,
has been premier, provisional for-j
olga minister, and minister to Brazil.
Posse UHIs Three Bandits.
Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 7.
11 Three Mexican bandits were kilted by
' a posse last night at a farm house
about thtrty miles north of here. Ons
i ot the posse was slightly wounded.
SECRETARIES LANSING AND
M'ADOO TO MEET IN N.
Y. FOR CONFERENCE
PLANS TO FINANCE
.lem Now to Find Accep
table Mon for Provisional
Washington, Aug. 7.-Secretaries
Lansing ?md McAdoo went to New
York tonight where they will confer
tomorrow on the Mexican situation.
Mr a doo was summoned from his Bum
mer homo by telegraph late today.
During the Pan American confer
ence on Mexican affairs here there
was considerable discussion of tho
question of financing any government
sat up ia Mexico. It is known sirh
Ject was put over until the reconven
ing of tho conference io New York
American Anaciera, who have been
consulted, suggem that McAdoo be
given the task uf sounding them.
Lansing's mission inferred have to do
The Mexican situation ls more enV
couraglng, officials tbink. than in a
month as a result o: Carranza propo
month aa a result of Carran sa propos-,
lng a peace meeting of factional lead
ers In a brief virtually asking recog
nition, ond the outlining officially'at.
"Wafatude of th?United plates for
th? first time 8t&t?'ttre Tan American
conference was called. Villa was im
mediately notified of C?rranza'a pro
posal and an early answer is expect*
.ed. :.;C '
The United States made lt clear that
the purposes of the Mexican revolu
tion were accomplished when Huerta
was deposed. After all the fighting
over factional differences neither Car
ranza nor vms control Mexico
enough to be entitled to recognition
although its admitted both must be'
i considered and the first problem now
is to find a provisional president who
represents the caus? of the original
rovelutlon against Huerta, but who ls
not necessarily identified with any
Efforts to shape situation to con
form to the views of the United States
will be continued while tbs steps are
proceeding to bring Shout negotia
tions between Carranza and Via.
An exhaustive report on the con
ference yesterday and Thursday ha's
boen sent to the president. It con
tained a tentative draft of tfca address
to Mexican leaders.
Villa Befases to Comment.
.El Paso, Aug. 7.---Gene'-a! Villa
chuckled when told that Carranza hid.
proposed a peace conference. He re
fused to comment until he recelad
further news. Villa has summoned
the military officials of his territory
to.a meeting tomorrow at Juarez. .
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Washington, Aug, 7.-The Ameri
can consul nt Vera Cruse advised the
state department that Gen. Calles
commanding the Carranza forces
threatening Nodale? has received In
structions not vO endanger Ameri
Further reports from thc sams
source say that Zapata raiders haye
been operating along the Tehaunte?
pac railway where they hve burned
the Itations st Los ?.'aranjoz and
Files Brief for Currawa.
Washington, Aug. 7.-A formal
bria? ia belief ot Carranza was filed
with Lansing. It practically ask? po
litical recignltlon and proposes that
Carranza's Washington agents will
meet any of the other factions in a
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BOYS WILL GO TO
Frank Thompson a?d Willie Sex
ton Begin Short Coarse
Mr. Frank Thompson of sear Petr .
dleton and Mr. iWltrio Sexton ot Starr
will go to Clemson College tomorrow
to begin the one month short curse
Itifitoh they won having been the
champion com growers hi tho boys
corn club .last year.
. This coursa will last for one month
and all expone es wilt he patd. About
100 young men from over the state