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_ ANDERSON, S. C SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1915.
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MANY INJURED AND PROPER
TY LOSS ESTIMATED AT
PMS Christian, Biloxi and Other
Gulf Cities Also Suffer Dam
age By Tropical Storm.
New Orleans, La.-(Via Wireless
to .Mobile.) Sept. 29.-Piro are
known to be dead, many injured1 and
property loss i ?aching ?millions waa
caused tonight by the most severe
gulf storm In the history' of the
A gale with a v-cloclty of eighty
Biz, miles an hour swept tho city, de
molishing score^sot buildings and
stripping thu roofs from hundreds.
The steamship Creole moving up
the Mississippi reported by wireless
t'.iat the lc veer, had overflowed below
The gulf coast cities, Biloxi, Bay
St. Louis, Gulf port and Pass Chris
tian were also hit. The train tres
tle Bay St. Louis is down.
At seven-thirty the rising barome
ter gave evidence that the storm was
Tiie city luis been without com muni
. .cation, with tho outside world except
? I by wireless since eleyen o'cloc^'fe-;-.
^.yf^'-iUfc-wtrcs ere'dov,-n .?ri fraltf'
Services have been annulled.' Tho
city ls In darkness tonight due to
the flooding of the electric plants.
The only Wireless messages come
from Southern Pacific steamers in
Mobile and Pensacola Kot Strock.
Mobile, Sept. .20.-The Mississippi
gulf coast from Bay St. Louis to Paa
cugoula ls islated tonight because of
the .hurricane. Three children are
known to have been Injured at Pas
cagoula when a house was unroofed
hut einer news is lacking.
Pensacola and Mobile escaped ma
terial damage although the gale there:
reached fifty miles.
Reports of excessive damage and
high water at Biloxi and Gulf port
were discounted hy train officials
whose cable are working to Bay ?st.
Washington, Sept. 29.-The tropi
cal storm is central this morning
?near the Mississippi moutih and ls
-moving slowly northward according
to weather bureau reports. Shifting
gales are predicted this* afternoon
and tonight on the Louisiana coast;
east to south gales on Mississippi
and Alabama coast and extreme
northwest on Ino Florida coast.
Dallas. Sept. 29.-The wire service
between Texas and New Orleans was
stopped early today by a tropical
storm according to headquarters ot
throe telegraph "companies. South of
Dallas the wires are working to Gal
veston, dud to Beaumont they are en
der tho normal condition.
In Mississippi Valley.
New Orl?ans, Sept. 29.-A tropical
storm is sweeping thin section ot tho
Mississippi valley today. The wind
et eleven o'clock Increased to fifty
miles an hour. Only one or two tele
graph wires ere working, Many
Lou 18lun and Missitttlppl points
are cut off from telegraphic communi
cation with New Orleans. .
. t 'Warning Sent. Vi.-j
New Orieans, "V3ept. 2?.-fThe
weather bureau last nigv.t utilized the
telegraph, telophone, wireless and ;
messengers to send warnings of an
approaching hurricane to all pointe :
that-could be reached along the gulf j
coast between Pensacola on oast and
Morgan City, T?ou?3hv?!? o?> the vest.
It ls believed that persons living on
coast points exposed to the storm j
and high tides fcere moved to high- ;
Berlin, Sept. 29.-Private
hore, says the' Ovtraoas agc
Claro! tho nnatfy Island of Ceylon
has -rjecn in rehSHioa atece June..
More than two thousand have .hean
shot in rioting and oil tea plantations
POSTERS CALLING FOR MASS
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT
Object of Meeting to Investigate
Official Conduct of Mayor
Sensational Stories Afloat.
Columbia, Sept. 29.-Posters call
ine for a mass meeting on the ques
tion of recalling Mayor Lewie A.
Griffith of Columbia were scattered
?throughout the city lato tonight. The
qualified electors are asked to meet
"A city is no better than Its offi
cers," says f.ie card.
The meeting was called "to consid
er charger against the official con
duct of the mayor of Columbia."
The call for the mass meeting was
signed by Richard J. Person. During
the 'past several days there have been
sensational stories going the rounds
Gen. Jose Gomea Says Reelection
of President Menota! Would
-^Wf^^flept;^.-Thterest- in the
Cuban presidential campan gn was
quickened by the declaration of ex?
President General Jose Miguel Gomes
published In todays Heraldo that the
re-election of President Mario G.
?Mcnocal would mean a revolution.
The belief is growing ? that Gomez,
a member of the Liberal party, will
be c. candidate. He opposed Dr. Al
fredo Zayas in his statement. Zayas
?ls.a leader of ono faction of tho
AH But Protested Innocence
Largest Number E^er Executed
In One Day in This State
Only Hour and Ten Minute*
for Whole Job.
Columbia, Sept. 29.-All except one
dying with protestations of innocence
on meir lips, five negroes, Meeks
Griffin, Tom Griffin,. John Crosby,
Nelson Bryce and Joe Malloy, were
electrocuted thia morning at the
?tate penitentiary, for murder. The
accumulated time conanmed in trans
Srring the negroes from their cells
tho death, chamber executing and
taking the 'bodies ^o the morgue
amounted to ono hour and ten min
utes . Five legal executions by electro
cution tn -une day is a record for
South Carolina. John Crosby's only
statement waa ho was "going home to
Jesus." Ho did not protest ola in
nocence as did tho others. The series
of executions commenced at 11:10 and
were finished at 12:20 ?. m.
According to the State ^ictrlcian ii
took tho largest nnmbvr ' c? amperes
to kill Tom Crlffln o? record at the
state penitentiary--13 amperes.
Joe Malloy was convicted of tho
killing of Prentiss Moore and Guy
Bogers, two young white boys . of
Marlboro county, on Thanksgiving
day, ?W1, while the youths were
." The ?tS?r four negroes were con
; victed from Gbeaiss county i?r.
! #,e ??arder of John Q. Lewis, aa aged
! Confederate veteran of Cheater coun
j ty^on the night of April 24, 1?13.
island of Ceylon
ir.. Tn , ?' v & /'
destroyed. At Colombo, tho rai?
sixty woro shot in street fighting
ano Th* Brltifh press
formed tfcat the disturbance waa'
sign if lesa t.
IN ARTOIS FRENCH T<
AND ROADS ANDI
London, Sept. 29.-The allies'
drive in Artois and Champagne
brought gains in both areae accord
ing to t'je French. German accounts
deny this. In Artois the French
claim they roached Hill No. 140 east
of Vimy commanding thc plans to the
east thc roads and railway which
runa south of Lens.
In Champagne the Germans are
making desperate efforts to keep ? :o
French from tho railway j mir. li-?ri
nojth of Massiges. Thi3 rallwny
connects Germany's ?'my In Ar
gonne with the base at Vouziors.
The heaviest fighting is underway
south of the Labna.v>e canal whero
the Britibii are attacking the Ger
mans' third line of defonse. Belgium
les stripped of German troops and
reinforcements are arriving from the
east here to meet thc British.
It is reported the German emperor
has arrived on the western front and
the Germans are trying to divert thc
allies with artillery actions north
and souVh. ot Alene.
Tho Germans continue to strike tho
Russians, von Hindenberg still
pounding Dvinsk while south ot
Dvjinsk the 'Germans aro attempting
to turn the Russian position east cf
Vileika and Holodechno. Von Macken
sen and Prince Leopold aro apparent
ly inactive but von Linslngen is
"pressing the Russians in Volhynia.
It is reported that three Turkish
arm'es sent to Nesopotamla are scat
.tvn(lt^t?? that the British inflicted
a serious defeat oh the army of the
Tigris which is In flight toward Bag
U 1B again reported that a Aus tr o
German army of half a million ia
massing for a Serbian offensl . The
Overseas agency says a special train
of Bulgarian students, Including the
Greece and Bulg
H AU N G A R
I ,i ? -
Twenty-four hours after the order
for. tho mobilisation of tho Bulgarian
army the anny nf the Greeks received
ordert to mobilise. Despatches from
Gotta, eke capital of Bulgaria, say
IP AGNE TO P
son of Premier Rudcalavoff, left Ber
lin tor Soft
London, 9thl. 29.-The British are
battering- thc third line of German
tronches rn ye vicinity nf LAOS. The
French are ?nalntalnlng an offensive
in Champagne. The Germans in
Argonne areg apparent ly unable to
make importent gains and have re
Trained fros heavy infantry attacks
This sums qp the western situation
as seen today.
So m o changes of conditions show,
but EnglanCattaches great impor
tance to lnfications that tho offen
sive is not wp be slackened. A short
breathing SjKll, has been succeeded
by the hardest pressure on the Cer
n?an positions ai points weakened or
shattered V? thc allies rush. That
the allies lutond to maintain this
pressure ls 'indicated by a telogram
from Field JWarshal French to the
lord mayor ot London thanking him
for his message of good will. The
British commander added that the
message encouraged bib troops "to
push their .'immediate success to a
really decisive issue." This leads the
public to believe that there ls to be
no stab made, such as followed
Neuv Chappelle but that -vltli thc
new British'forces in the field and
ample supplies of ammunition. Joffre
and French -'plan to make a real test
as to whether the German resistance
in France1'and Belgium can bo
Russia hag not been doing so well
In the last aay or so. Tho Austrians
have stemmed tho advance in south
ern Poland and retaken Lutsk. The
Gormans are renewing the great
movement against Dvinsk.
German newspapers announced that
two. generals who are unnamed have
. been dismissed from the German com
mands in the western war zone in
aria R?ady for Vi
Crown Prince Boris, who is a very
young man, wilt lead ber armies In
the field, and lt is understood thai
Kin* Constantin will lead his.
Greece bas been compelled to mobi
4G PLAINS ON EAST
connection wlt? the recent setbacl
at the hands of tho French and Brit
ish, according; to an Amsterdam dis
patch to Ute Exchange Telegraph
Loss Is 120,000.
Paris, Sept. 29.-The German casu
alties In the recent Franco-British
offensive in killed, wounded and pris
oners is given officially by the
French war office as exceeding three
army corps, or over 120,000 men.
Fighting in the Champagne country
is uninterrupted. French progress in
tho Artois region continues. North
of Maesigne a thousand Germans
Berlin. Sept. 29.-The recapture
from the British of part ot tho ter
ritory won from the Germana north of
L<eos les announced by toe war office.
The French attacks near Souches
and Neuville wero "partly repulsed,"
In Champagne the French attempt to
break through the German lines lt is
said was unsuccessful.
Paris, -fiept. 21?.- Bulgaria and
the central powers have concluded a
precise agreement, .-recording to au
thoritative Information, says tho cor
respondent at Saloukl, Greece, of
Temps. Under this agreement Bul
garia will enter war October 15.
Plans tor the campaign are now
hoing dravn up by the Bulgarian gen?
eral staff, the correspondent says,
with the assiBtanco of numerous Ger
man officers. Bulgarian officers
say no attack will be made on
Allied Troops Landed.
Berlin. (Wireless to Say. tile,) Sept.
(CONTINUED ON PAOiS FOUR.)
rar, and Leaders
a Prince Boris of Bulgaria.
CoHHfaatin af Oreeee.
Ilse following that of Bulgaria, for shs
fears the later is aiming to take
Macedonia, th? land ta dispute be
tween Bulgaria tad all the Balkan
IIS LOAN IO
ALLIES WILL BE
: AGENT OF J. P. MORGAN
j COMPANY EXPECTS EARLY
Says Chicago Banks Will Not Sub
scribe to Great Extent But In
dividuals Will Buy Bonds.
Chicago, Sept. 29.-Thomas W.
Lamont, an agent of J. P. Morgan,
.who left here tonight with four mem
bers; of the loan commission, predict
ed that the half billion loan would be
absorbed more quickly fian was gen
erally thought. After conferencea
here John J. Mitchell, president ol
the Illinois Trust and Savings pre
dicted that Chicago banks would not
subscribe to a great extent but in
New York, Sept. 29.-The definite
formation of a syndicate of bankers
to float a half million dollar credit
loan for Great Britain and Prance
was begun by J. P. Morgan and com
pany, and other financiers associated
lu t'.io negotiations at tho Anglo
French commission. They propose to
include banks, trust companies, and
Individuals from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. Every large city or .financial
center may have a group in the syndi
cate. A limit on the persons to buy
may be sot and tho bonds will be in
denominations as low aa one hun
dred dollars. It ls expected that thc
agreement will be signed within s
fortnight. They must be ratified' bj
?the British and French parliaments.
Tho syndicate la to get the bonds al
96 and sell them to investors at 98.
Thus Great Britain and France will
p?y twenty millions for the privilege
of buying America ' goods at top
prices as well as paying twenty-five
millions annually for five years.
Conditions Better fa Vienna.
Berlin, Sept. 23.-The Oversea?
agency reports improved condition*
in Vienna. The head supply la now
adequate, sanitary, conditions good
and the death rate decreasing.
Georgia-Florida Convention Ad
joumed Without Ch casing Any
of Proposed Routes for Pro
posed Highway From Macon to
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 29. -/The
Georgia-Florida Convention of the
Dixie Highway association adjourned
today without choosing any propos
ed routes for the highway from Ma
con to Miami. The motion to adjourn
interrupted a discussion of the routes
by Georgia delegates. Pou tes w?lch
would enter Florida from the eastern,
central and western parts of Geor
gia have been proposed.
The convention waa to have re
quested Georgia and Florida commis
sioner" to recommend a route to th?
national association. The consensus
ot opinion seemed to be that the na
tional officers had sufficient informa
Jacksonville. Fla., Sept. Z9. -Be
tween three and five hundred good
roads boosters from Georgia and
Florida interested in tho Dixie high
way route are here to attend the
opening of the first business session
of the convention. The morning ses
sion wan featured by 'addresses by
Judge M. M. Allison of Chattanooga,
Tennessee, president of the Dixie
Highway association. Senator Bryan
of Florida; W.- S. Gllbreath of Di
di an spoil s. field secretary of the as
sociation, and representative* ol
eastern and western central routes
from Macon to Jacksonville.
A gainst Two
Los Angelos. Cal,. Sept. t9<
Doubt that Ortie McManigal, the con
fessed dynamiter and witness against
the McNamara brothers, would testi
fy In tho trials of Matthew Schmidt
and David Captan, charged with mux
I SWORN STATEMENT SECUR
ED FROM PRISONER BY
I LED BATTLE AT
[Statement Say? Privat? Johnson
Was Captured and Shot-Head
Now on Exhibition.
Son Antonia. Sept. 29.-Captain
Frank Lt. McCoy, commanding _ t'Ae
United States troops about Mission,
Texas, reported today the synopsis
of a sworn statement secured from
Cuellar, said to bo a member of the
Mexican band which k I Yacked the sol
diers at Progreso. Cuellar swears
the band was under the command of
Carranza officers and that eu Ameri
can soldier, presumably Private Rich
ard Johnson, was captured, shot to
death and bis bead and ears cut off
Obregon Captares Torreen.
Vera Crus, Sept. 29.-Torre?n fell
to General Obregon today, according
to a telegram from Obregon to Gen
eral Carranza tonight.
SUCCESSFUL TEST OF
MV?ii' ??'? t
, jCommtmication Established Be
tween Arlington and Pacific
Washington, Sept. 29.-Long dis*
I lance wireless telephone communica
tion was accomplished for the first
time today in the successful transmis
sion of a 'human voice by radio from
Arlington, Virginia, to Mare Island,
California, twenty-five hundred miles
Secretary Dorm?ais announced the
feat as a result of experiments con
ducted by Captain Bullard, chief of
the navy's radio service, in ooopera
Itlon with the American Telephone and
I Telegraph and Western Electric com
panies. The operation of a device
flor tran at erring to radio telephoto
ctonversatiojaB originating on wira
circuits was accomplished also. Tele
phone officials talked to Arlington,
the conversation going via wireless
to Mare Island.
Could Talk to Europe.
New York, Sept. 29.-Telephone
officials declared that the transmis
sion of audible speech to Europe by
wireless ls an assured1 fact and
would have been attempted before but
for the war and that talking from
here to Japan ls only s matter of in
stalling the apparatus.
I SUES PREACHER
[Woman Lecturer Brings Actio*
Against Rev. John Wesley Hill
for Breach of Promise.
New York. Sept. 29.-Rev. John
Wesley ?111* former pastor of tra?
Metropolitan Temple here and a' Iee*?
turor on politics and peace was mad*
the defendant ta a hundred thousand
breach of -promise snit brought by
Lucile Covington of New York, also
? ? lecturer, today.
EXPLOSION fitLLED tOO Hf
PRUSSIAN AMM ETKITI?Ji WORKS
Stockholm, Sept/ 89.-Tbs news
paper, Dagens Nyhcter. quotes a matt
back from Germany as saying an ex
plosion in an ammunition factory at
Wittenburg, Prussia,,on August twen
ty-third, killed two hundred and for
? WiU Testify
?dor in connectant with the d uamlt
lug of the Los Angeles Times i mo
was dispelled today when ft-? con
1 ferrad with the district attora*?* re*
presenta?ves. Schmidt's trial begtfta