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NEW SEMES, VOL. I, NO. 20.
Weekly, Established 1SC0; Dolly, Jan. ill, 1914,
ANDERSON, S. C, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1 914.
PRICE Si.50 THE YEAR,
, DEADLY SILENCE PERVADES
CAMPS OF EUROPEAN ARMY
ON EVE OF GREAT BATTLE
Communication Has'Virtually Ceased. Opposing
Forces Will Soon Be Engaged in ' Greatest
Battle in World's His tory?Great Aerial Bat
Definite information has been received of a strong offensive
movement by the French troops on the Franco-German frontier, ex
tending from Luneville to Starrebourg. Official announcement is
made that Blamont, Circy and Avricourt were reoccupied, after a
Havarian army corps was driven out.
The retaking by the French of Thann, in Alcase. is officially an
nounced and the wounding of General von Deimling, commander
of the Fifteenth German army corps.
The French war minister prepares the public for a great bat
iie, which will extend over a line more than 250 miles in length and
in which several millions of m^n on either side will be engaged.
This battle line will extend from Basel to Maastricht, and the
people will be warned that at some points the Germans may be suc
cessful, while it is added, at other points thu French will have an ad
vantage. It also is announced that no definite details of the battle
need be expected forat least, eight days.
Nothing is known of recent operations around the Liege forts.
It is reported" that Germany has sent a note to France and Bel
gium through a neutral power, accusing these two countries of hav
ing organized a*popuJar war against Germany and declaring that any
Belgian or French private citizen, not in uniform, who interferes
with the German] trpo'ps will be shot.
The Was^ingtor^ government has announced itself as opposed
to the floating oTV^&feiin the United States for the benefit of any
bellh^?reiit prffi^n^ffh^ also .has notified
uropeah \ po^rWaw^^wm V^paraas rne?fr?T: ships charteret!' for
the .sole p?rp^sev0i\^ringing back .Americans and has asked the pow
ers for a declaration on the subject.
The Austnant-warships are at Pola, the great Austrian fortress,
and the entite coasf has been mined.
The United States armored cruiser. Tennessee, with millions
of dollars" in gold aboard for the relief of .the Americans in Europe,
is due to arrive at Falmouth today.
Communication with the armies has virtually come to an end
while the commanders in Belgium and along the Franco-German
frontier are preparing for a trial of strength which promises to de
velop the greatest battle in history.
It is known that the.Germans are attempting to swing their right
around towards Brussels and Antwerp, but what success nobody out
side the field of operations knows. The same applies td the attack
on the Liege forts, one of which, Pontisse, is essential to German
success, as it is nearest to the bridge over the Meuse which the in
vaders are using to bring troops into Belgium.
Silence envelops the operations in. other parts of the little coun
try which is playing such a big and unexpected part in the war. On
the Alsatian frontier, the French claim another victory in the cap
ture of Saales Pass in the Vosges Mountains. Here the French of
ficial reports say:-first the Germans again l?st heavily by their tac
tics of close formation, to which, from all accounts, they are ad
Two other small countries, Servia and Montenegro, are playing
inmportant roles for, if accounts can be believed, they are not only
offering strong resistance to Austria, but actually have invaded Her
zegovina; where they are certain to be assisted by the friendly pop
ulation. This wjll divert some of the Austrian forces from the
French and Russian borders.
Russians are appearing in greater strength in Eastern Prussia
and Austrian Galici? and are busy destroying railways and otherwise
hampering the Germans and Austrians..
Germany and Austria are silent regarding the movements of
their troops, so there is really only one side of the picture given.
Aeroplanes:ar?. b/eing used everywhere to ascertain the posi
tions of the opposing forces, and, according to reports, are doing
splendid service in striking contrast to the feeble attempts of their
predecessors, captive balloons.. -
No definite statement has been issued with regard to Japan; but
Italy is mintairdng strict neutrality.
1? TOT/y^e T^&tofB?FrS
T h e Situation
(By Associated Press.)
Paru, Aug. 15.^:16 p? m.
??'jli!' eorsn?ac?csvya ?nw?o? ?
day by the Preach .ministry, of war
reviews the sita?t??^.fe-d?fe.^t says:
In order that, dplnloa in Prance
and elsewhere can have a Just vlow
and not be lost In the details of news
it is, or advantage?to tay down in
broad lines and without Booking to
Judge" In a? Vance, the development of
events' and to classify, the results re
"We know frocs the declaration of
Get man strato^ida^gttch as. Beru
he? dl, Falkenhayne-/?nd von . Oer
Go\ts, that .tb*:'pmct?< plan pr*
vi Jed for a qulcltt?^ isn thjs first
line upon our coveting ; , troops *
North of Nancy^^r
. "We know equal
end sharp and-,'
have been made
Belgium and th?
Jng at the French,
jroof of the yert?jr?
fr und in the. m
welt that , a see
.. >f - a positive
??a1 double plan
Id?al c^rds ,ot
mobilisation directing the German
reservists from the fifth to f if month
day or mobilisation to Join their regl.
monta In French cities such as Ver
dun, Rheims and - Cunona-SurHarne.
'This double quick attack failed.
That'directed against Nancy was not
attempted in its entirety, th? Germans
finding our forces too strong, re
,'"We know ail that the failure of
thlc quick attack through Belgium be
cause x>t the resistance of the forts at
Liege, the valor of the Bel clan army
add the intervention of ouv cavalry,
has kept the Gern.un forces eight
days Upon the House.- Th? first re
sults ?re theed check* to the German
The war office alludes to the regu
larity cf the French mobilisation, the
c?nc?ntraUon and co-ordination of
thtt French movement with the .Bug.
(llsh and elgian allies, and continues:
"The Russian army,. having accel
erated : Its moblllnuion, will be able
to'operate at the swne time, with the
London, August 17.?British offic
ial bureau today says French fleet in
Mediterranean Has swept up Adriatic
eea far as Cattaro. Sank small Aus
Washington, 17th?A resolution di
recting Secretary Bryan to " protest
against Japan's announced intention
to take' our German leased territory
at Klauchau, Chlua, was Introduced
in the house today by Representative
Eriltain of Illinois.
London, 17th.?An official dispatch
says that Greece has information tha:
Tlirklnh Irnnn? pre crnnninsr ?njjnp.
Ian territory, marching toward
Greece. Greece there/ore Informed
Turkey if this is* confirmed she woulfl
take corresponding military and nav
Washington, 17Jh.?Germany has
Wilson's proffer of good offices. All
warring countries but Russia have re
London, 17th.?A Paris dispatch
sayr the French have occupied
Schirmeck in Alsace. Taking twelve
fl?ld guns and other ordnance.
London, 17th.?It is officially .an*
nounced that the French took one
thousand prisoners In advance near
The allied artillery pre was terribly
London, 17th.?A Brussels news
dispatch says the French lost heavily
j near Namur D?nant. The Germane
were strongly Intrenched, and artil
lery fire was deadly. French badly
cut up, almost routed at Dinant when
bands suddenly played Marseillaise.
The French lines rallied, charged gal
lantly, broke German lines routed
London, 17th.? A Romo dispatch
I sayb i the Montenegrins have crossed
Bosnian frontier, occupied Tcalhitza
I after a fierce battle. They captured
eight -Austrian block h ou be h, occupied
seven villages and took twelve Aus
trian officers prisoners.
Rome, 17th.?Reported naval bat
! tie In Adriatic is confirmed, report
ed that Austrian battleship Zrlnyl and
Roosevelt's - speech at Hartford,
I Conn., yesterday was largely on a
i discussion Of the cateclysm that has
engulfed Europe in war. He main
tained that strict adherence to the
I Monroe Doctrine has kept the United
States from .becoming involved.
The great,battle that is impending
will extend over a stretch - of 26G
miles, which will be the longest line
of battle ever staged in the world's
London, Aug. 15.-11:40 p, m.?A
Malta dispatch to th? Reuters Tele
gram Company., says the German
cruisers Goeben and " Breslau were
pursued by . British warships until
they actually entered the Dardenalles.
AN ACT OF BRAVERY,
Private In Belgian Army Dees Much
Harm Before Losing Life.
caruirr. Wales, August 15.?A letter
received here from a private In the
Bel g tan army who took pari ; *n the
fighting at Liege, describee I ; how a
young corporal named Lupin shot the
officers and gunners of a German bat
tery and ?ras then killed by a German
The i?Uer says the Gcr?aane, hav
tog failed in) a frontal attack, were
brl?BjUg , artiiiery when Lupin ex
^^S?^'tbem to me.' dashed out.
Taking cover,.behind a wall to the
German, left he.enfiladed the crew of
the German battery. He shot- down
In quick succession the chief officer,
then the under officers and finally the
guhnem Confusion ensued among
the Germans who directed their last
gun at the wall, bringing It down and
crushing hint to death,
Fr??ch, English and Belgian armies.
The Servian- army now Controls Her
zegovina and this will cause Austria
Hungary to hesitate to continue to
"nor, droops. Which during the
" Fa have, been on their
English sad - the
I French! /squadrons control the seas^*
KILLS THREE, AND FATALLY
WOUNDS THREE, OTH
I ERS HURT
I ?1 '
SETS FIRE TO HOME
As Occupants Attempt to Escape
Brute Attacks Them With
Axe and Escapes
(By Associated Press.)
Spring Green, Wls., August 15.?A
mad negro armed with a hand axe
today ended the romance of Mamah
Bouton Uorthwick . formerly Mrs. Ed
win H. Cheney, of Oak Park, HI., and
Frank Lloyd Wright, wealthy Chicago
architect, with whom'she had lived an
a wife since 1911.
Setting fire to the elaborate bunga
low built by Wright for Mrs.. Borth
wlck here after his estrangement from
bis wife, the negro stood outside and
attempted to brain Hn, Dort h wick
and eight other occupants of tho
building . members of tpe family and
employees, as they fl?d from the
flames. He ended Mrs. Borth wick'i
life and yhs lives of twe^Sthers, prob
ably fatally injuring three and seri
ously wounding tho remainder.
Mrs. Borthwlck Is. satd to have re
primanded the man, Julian Carlton.
chef in her kitchen. Ho *brooded over
this, it is thought, and became Insane.
Carlton disappeared after the kill
ing, but after a searca" of several
hours had been made fjor him, reap
peared and surrendered. -He; was hur
ried Into an automobile and rushed to
the Iowa county Jail, 18 miles away.
The dead are: V ?&;'
Mrs. Mamah Bouton ?brthwick.
John Bor&wick ^ehira
bld,-Bon, .; ,r\ ^^ffv * " ' - .?
The fatally injured are:
David LtadbUim, a: gardener; Ern
est WeBton, ?3, farm hand and Tom
The seriously injured are:
William Weston, carpenter; Martha
Bortbwich Cheney, Mrs. Borthwick's
10 year old daughter and Herbert
Martha Cheney, died at 9 o'clock to
Carlton, with his wife, had been in
Wright's employ about four months,
coming here from Chicago. Cariboo's
wife was found dazed after the trag
edy, walking along the highway am'
was taken into custody. She dented
participation In the affair.
The negro displayed fiendish ingen
uity in arranging his victims for the
slaughter. All were In the dining
room when he lighted a rug soaked
with gasoline In front of the door, ac
cording to William WeBton, the leaBt
seriously hurt. .1= a moment the room
was in names. But one means of
egress, a window, was left.
Mrs. Borthwlck was the first to put
her head through the window. The
negro, waiting outside, struck her
down with one blow, crushing her
skull. He then dragged her body.oUt
and waited for the next. Little John
Cheney followed. His head was split
open. Then Burdell fell.
"As each put his head out" said Wes
ton, "the negro, killing or stunning his
victim. I was the ft. The axe
struck me in the nt . and knocked
me down but left me conscious. I got
up and ran, the negro after me, Then
I fell, and he hit me again."
By this time Weston said the bunga
low was in flames.
The fire was confined to .the bunga
low, and when it had been controlled
neighbors, many of whom formerly
had been bitter against Mrs. Borth
wlck, Joined the posse in searching
for the murderer..
Frank Lloyd Wright was In his of
fice when he received a Ion* distance
telephone message informing him of
th? tragedy. He was prostrated and
declined to discuss It. Later he left
for Spring Green. * "*
Wright is one of the bear known
architects in the central states. He
was estranged from hi? wife several
years ago after a scandal which linked
his name with'that of Mrs. Borthrrick:
uheney, -wife' of a neighbor, In Qak
- ?- ?I ? "uuui ir_ i miv. vuvud; uuiaiu
ed a divorce.
Two rears ago Wright built a bun
galow ot Spring Green, Wie., which
was called "Love's Cottage" by neigh
bors, and the architect and Mrs. Che
ney were reported to have made fre
quent visits to the bouse In the woods.
The aflalr of the Wrlgh and .Cbenoj
families first became public in 1009,
when Mrs. Cheney and Wright went to
Europe, On their return Mrs; Cheney
did not go to her home in Qak Park,
where she had left her children and
her husband. Wright, however, treat !
to his family and reports of. forgive
n?s s were current'
A wall separating the Wright home
into two apartments was erected.* Mrs.
Wright occupied one and Wright the
-other." The children, divided their \
time with th? parents. Then, after a
month or bo a reconciliation was ef
I VOTERS OF WILLIAMSBURG
Blease Defends Editor's Son, But
I Made No Reply to Tillraan's
(Special to The Intelligencer.
I KingBtree, S. C, Aug. IB.?-WI?
! liamsburg turned itself topey turvy
today with the advent of senatorial
candidates anU inude for Senator E.
D. Smith the biggest demonstration
of the campaign. A four nr.tle team
of "greys" drew the senator to the
courthouse grove where the speaking
was held. Thl?, followed ?.y two other
wagons, seven carriages and buggies
and eighteen to twenty autos, ouch
vehicle draped in huge banners with
the inscription: Vote for E. D. Smith,
tho r^nrrnnr'a Friend."
Senator Smith was the first speaker
and made his usual appeal to the
farmer vote by accounting strictly
for his stewardship in recounting ths
measures he has initiated in their in
terests. As to the present demorali
zation of the cotton market Senator
Smith said there was no time now to
build warehouses. The plan lie Is ad
vocating and which la being worked
out in Washington is that cotton shall
be stored locally and the money is
sued on receipts of the cotton stored
and Insured ah home.
Governor Blease came to the rescue
of Edwin Hirsch, one of the appoint
ments held up each day to emphasise
the governor's inconsistency and .read
a letter signed by fourteen Ktngatree
"citizens . expressing confidence in
appointed to the governor's staff?
Mr. Hirsch happns to be the son of
the editor and the owner of the re
publican paper on which James L.
Sims as a young man set type. W. P.
Pollock referp. to this each day and
argues that if setting type on the
?aper should disqualify Mr. Slmms
from becoming United States mar
Bhall then bring the son of the editor
and owner should likewise disqual
ify Mr. Hirsch from becoming a mem
ber of the governor's staff.
The governor was not satisfied
with the reports of the Con way meet
ing yesterday and raid today that
while he could not. bet he knew a man
who would bet the three reporters
$500 each that the governor would
carry Horry county. The reporters
had only said the meeting was anti
administration in sentiment, which
the chief executive did not deny. No
reference was made by the governor
today to the Tlllman letter to the peo
ple of South Carolina today. In which
the aged senator asked that citizens
unite in destroying Bleaseism.
L. D. JenningB made much short of
the governor's claim that criminality
was on the decline in South Carolina
as indicated by solicitor, reports..
"It has become a Joke in South
Carolina to convict a man for any.
thing," Mr. Jennings explained, turn
ing to Solicitor Stoil. who was pre
ceding. He asked. "Bo you suppose
your solicitor would bother to prose
cute a "blind tiger" If he convicted
one, the convict would be pardoned
tofore breakfast tue next morning,
this pardon being telegraphed." Sen
ator Smith, Mr. Jennings urged,
neeedd no defense at any man's hands
for the charges preferred by the
W. P. Pollock raised the crowd td
an uproar when he kept asking,
"Where is Cole L. Blease, I should
like to see him?"
The governor had left as was his
usual custom, carrying away, with him
about one-third of the 1.500 persons
Is the audience. Soon a group . o*
three returned and persistently wran
gled the speaker at times, drowning
out much that he said.
The governor, he said, was Pot
only feather-legged, but gun-shy and
couldn't stand the shot. ..
"I may get hurt some time." Mr.
Pollock continued, "but Cola Blease
hasn't yet run me off the stand as I
. Mi Pollock made hla usual refer
ences to the "tained" appointments
today, though this was the home of
fected and the dividing wall was torn
Cheney brought suit for divorce
charging desertion and August 6,1911,
an absolute decree was granted. Mrs.
Cheney made no defense and Wright'.,
name was not mentioned.
Shortly before Christmas Wright's
bungalow at Spring Green was com
pleted- and Just before the holidays,
terming their trip a "spiritual hegira/
Mrs. Cheney and Wright Jeft together
tor Wisconsin. During Christmas
week Wright Issued many public
statements defending his course Id
leaving his home in Oak Park.
Mrs. Wright took no steps toward a
European 's^/ar Bulletins;
Latest News of All The
Are Spiteful - -
London, Aug. 15.?The correspondent of The Exchange Tele
graph Company in Rome says the message from Berlin assarts that
Germany has sent to France and Belgium, through the neutral pow
ers, a note stating that reports received from the German army leave
no doubt that France and Belgium have organized a popular wan
against Germany in which private citizens, not wearing uniforms,
are firing on the German troops.
Germany gives notice that from today every Belgian or French
private ciitizen who fires on German troops, or tries to interfere
with communications between the army of the invasion .and the
rear guard, or to interfere in any way with the advance of the Ger
man army will be shot. The note adds that if the war thus assumes
a brutal character it will be the fault of France and Belgium and not
London, Aug. IS.?The Brussels correspondent of the Star
says a Belgian officer who escaped from Liege brought details'of the
death of General von Emmich who escaped from Lige brought de
tails of General von Emmich. The officer declared von Emmich
committed suicide. The correspondent says it is stated that General
von Emmich's unlimited confidence in the German anriy snd its
style of fighting was shattered by the events around Liege.
r_u *?_ -
Paris, Aug ? 5?-Official dispatches announce that the French
offensive movement began in great force along the line from Sar
bourg oh the Franco-German frontier, to LunevTlle, in the department
of Meurthe Et Moselle last evening. It continued throughout this
morning and a German standard was captured. .
German Wounded Arrive
London, Aug. 16?German wounded are beginning to arrive at
Moscow, says a despatch from St. Petersburg, and they "are! being
well cared for. Several members of the Tolstoi family have of
fered their services to the government for Red Cross or/?ther>wo'ik.
The Austrian and German consuls have left, Riga.
the Russians have massacred'-Muss?
To SaVe Food .
London, Aug. 15?The Germans have expelled two thousand
persons from Metz and driven them across the French frontier ac
cording to an announcement made tonight by the official press bu
reau of the British admirality and the war department. The resi
dents were expelled on the ground that otherwise they would have
to be fed.
German Lotses Are Heavy
London, Aug. 14.?The Central News correspondent at Brus
sels, who has returned from the front, estimates that the* German
losses in killed and wounded throughout the the fighting against the
Belgians so far amounts to 15 000. /
Death Sentence Imposed
Paris, Aug. 15?The first sentence of death of a French court
martial in the present war was announced today, whose name has
not been disclosed. It was proved that he sent reports on aviation
of the defenses of the country and on wireless station connctions
on Eifel tower to a French secret service agent believeing him to be
a German spy.
Contrahand ?f War
Named by Germany
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. Aug. 15.?The state
department today made public the
German proclamation as to contra
band of war. The list corresponds as
regarda absolute contraband to the
commodities set forth in the British
As regarda both absolute and con
ditional contraband, Germany gives
notice that she will apply the pro
visions of the declaration of London
provided other bell (goren ta do not
Jin making public the lists, Solicitor
Johnson, of the state department,
said his advices were "based on the
meet generally accepted principles
pf International law and UBage and
afe general and advisory only, the de
partment being unable to forecast the
precise course or position of the bel
ligerent governments In particular
/ The declarations of other belliger
ents regarding contraband have not
been received, but It Is assumed they
will, hi the main, follow those of
England and Germany.
Regarding the, seizure of vessels
and cargoes,. Solicitor Johnson's
"Vessei? flying, the flag of one of
the belligerents are subject to seiz
ure and confiscation by the opposing
belligerents. Contraband of wsr c .
board of such vessel, is, of cw.r a,
subject to confiscation, though ?ne
property of a neutral.'
"Goods not contraband; br V* aging
to a neutral aboard a capfuffri vessel
Is subject to lei ay and Inh . Option
consequent upon the aeliureVot the
vessel, but not to confiscation upon
manifestation of neutral Ownership
and the non-contraband character of
"When a vessel containing cargo of
a citizen of the United States Is cap
tured and Is carried before a prise
court, aa it will be preaumahly, he
should give notice of hia claim of
property to the prize-court authorities
and be prepared to furnish proof Of
his ownership and the non-contra
band character of his goods. ,
*Goods of a neutral, --t contra^,
band of war, shipped on a ' neutral
vessel, are not rightfully subject to
seizure or interference by any of tie
belligerents and It Is not prasum?d
that the vessels of neutral? eirryiris
only non-contraband cargoes will be
interfered with." . \
The message from the. German gor?
ernment, owing to errors in trans
mission, is somewhat obscure but it
la assumed to coincide with fhe Eng
lish declaration heretofore < pub
lished. . .?
divorce hut with her children, the old
est of whom is now a man grown, re
mained at home In the Chicago su
?i Cheney was remarried in 1912.
About this time the two Cheney chil
dren, Martha and John, joined'Mrs.
Cheney at the Spring Green. home
and. havo since lived there.
(By Associated Press.)
Copenhagen, Via. I^nd?n,; -Aug. 1?.
?S; 10 a. m.?Accordlns to a spsciai
message from Berlin 23 Russian gen?
era is and admirals including the for
mer commander-ln-chlef of the Black
set fleet, have been Interred by the
German authorities. ... iv,j