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Week!jr, Established I860- Oafljr, Jan. 13, 1914.
TUESDAY A ND FRIDAY
ANDERSON, S. C., TVBSp?YMORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR,
ARE THE SAME AS
WHEN FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED
Despite Terrific Fighting and the Sacrifice of
Thousands of Lives in the Battle Which Com
menced Four Weeks Ago the Two Armies
Still Hold Virtually the Same Positions.
Turkey Has Issued a Statement Plac
ing Blame for the War on
The Crown Prince of Ge rmany andi the Destroyed Town of Long wy.
THE GREATEST OF ALL BRITISH
SOLDIERS IS DEAD III FRANCE
Great Britain Has Suffered an Irreparable Loss in
the Death of Field Marshal Lord Roberts While
. Visiting the Indian Troops in France-Death
of Noted British Soldier Came as an En
tire Surprise to England and Has
Plunged! the Empire Into
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Nov. I*.-The battle of
Flanders, which' waa brought about by
the German attempt to advance to
Dunkirk and Callas, on the northern
coast of France, commenced just four
weeks ago today and despite ter'rifflc
fighting and the sacrifice of thousands
of lives, tho two armies still hold vir
tually the same positions an when the
first shot waa fired. ' .
After taking Antwerp and Ostend,
the German forces /proceeded with lit
tle or no opposition as far as Nie u
port on the Yeer Canal. Here they
found against them tho reformed Bel
gian army as well as an enfilading fire
from British monitors and they were
unable to-make progress. Floods then
' completed the discomfiture of the In- ?
-voders and they commenced ;an effort
to- break through the allied' line be
tween Dixmude and Ypres. ,
' The Germans have had one or two
minor?- sometimes only temporary
success, such aa the crossing".of the
canal and the capture of ' Dlxmude,
?but now, according td Official and oth
er reports, while they hold a part vjf
Dixmude, they are back on the' east
side of the canal and again have
slackened their attacks.
The ve athel, which bas been storm- I
lng wit i heavy rains, says the state
ment of tho German general army
headquarters, has disturbed their ope-'
rations. This .may Well be 'true 'for
people who have arrived from across
driving tho ^in?adrdss^m operi spftc
ea; filling the trenches' and' making it
nest to imttB^sftteifor. tbe mea to pro
In spltp ot . toe. unfavorable con
dit??sa *ho??? aides nave, bsen m&k?ug
charges and both claim to have met
with some success. . The Gormans
again report tho'capture o" a number
of prisoners' anti also that they have
- r op ul sed the ; Brittan and "French at
TPjb?'Frencb? who do not record the
capture of the. prisoners qr their own
losses, ! likewise claim they have re
pulsed the German? attacks, and made
progress. Their advance on Blxs
? ehooto, which reached the almost op
precedented: distance of one kilometer.
(8,280 m?in?l. ?~p^i? this battle an ad
vance ls measured in yards and not tn
miles- s come to have been Important,
for. if It continues, military observera
say li should rel IGTE the pressue on
both Dixmudp' and Ypres, on either
side of that town, /
From the Franco-Belgian border at?
far as the French fortress of Verdun
the. Germana have resumed their ac
tivity and. as.usual-both German and,
French offlclaVaccounts claim Buccess,.
Whl|e- tko ejf?s of. the world haye
been on the battle near the North Sea
coast, there ha? been fierce fighting
farthn, 'rdfc'ud and tho Alene valley,
SECOND ANNUAL EVENT WAS
i. ? -sii?cEss' ' V-.'
Second Hands and Section Men of.
ed for 1% Time Friday. - \
. About the most enjoyable aftSlr tba'
second band?; abd .Section men of tho
Anderson cotton, mill ever participat
ed in .took place SViflay hight .when
they held their second .Annual ban- j
quet If 'y^i^jl?i??i^t.ti^:ih?? time
fha ??t rtt>>t?HvA : tl tl til- thn lani 1
iain,'had. geno.home...'.:,'-.:.-: . |
r James rx TfiamnVett,. . president of
tho1 mill, was ?la^s?t?nda?ce end did
m share toward making the evening
?-.i success, at?d l? eddlUAu to Mr. Ham
Tho banquet. part oif ike evoniug
waa dellgMML Fish, oysters, pickles
and everything else gr?l to eat at a
supper ot this;kind wai to be had in
abundant*, a?tf^^; -t?u^:o number, ot,
milt >brkers i?i? toil Justice to tae'-J
. Mr. Hammed presided 03 tosstmas- j
,, (Continued ou Pago 2.)
tho Argonne forest and the vicinity of
Verdun again have scenes of sanguin
ary clashes. Neither side, however has
made any impression on the other
side, the Germans won their victory
at Valley, the fruits of which* how
ever they since havo lost. Farther east
winter has set in and the mountains
where the troops are facing each otu-,
er are now covered with snow.
The Russians, continuing their en
veloping movement around East Prus
sia, have now entered Rypln, which is
West of Sol (lau and on the road to
Thorn, so that they have .now almost
surrounded Emperor William's north
western and favorite province.
Just southwest of Rypln, however,
the Germans have taken the offensive
from Thorn and claim to have inflict
ed a defeat on' the Russians' near
Wloclawek, on the Vistula river.
The Germans af ter "all, seem to have
decided to make a stand behind, the
Warta River in Russian Poland for
the Russians .announce that there
have been engagements with tho Ger
mans advance guards between that
river and the Vistula. It may bo> how
ever, that the. mass of the German
army having retired to the borders of
Silesia, these engagements were in
tended .only to delay the Russian ad
Further South the Russians con
tinuo to puah nn to. the Austrian for
tress of Cracow,'which ls defended
by Ahatrlau ttoops under German of
ficer?;-. .< - ' : '? V :. !
between the Russians a^d the Turks,
but with what result? ate not known,
ao both governments announce victor
Turkey has issuer ar statement
through Rome placing tho blame for
the war between the British and Ot
toman empires oh England who, she
says, , complain s of Turkey's- acqui
sition of the German cruiser Gooben
and Breslau and does - not mention
anything ot her seizure of two' Turk
ish battleships . which were building
in England at the,outbreak of the war.
Turkey also nh?rgesr"tiiat England
did all she could to wreck Turkey, and
that* the British guarantee of integ
rity could, trot bo regarded seriously
because of her occupation of Egypt
.Turkey's threat- to preach, a. Holy?
war is a cause of uneasiness in Ger
many aa well as In England/and in
France,.close observers of tho politi
cal situation point out,' he causo of its
possilblle effect on'Italy. So far asl
Egypt ls concerned the danger mark!
seems to nave passed as the chiefs of i
tho Ulcmn. composed of tho leading j
Moslem religious societies,: have tail
ed a proclamation urging th? Moslems !
to remain calm;, while the Sheiks in
the Soudan have refrained from tak
ing action regarding Turkey's proc
lamation, of the war ou th? Allies.
A GOOD DAY
; . . ? ----^
Claim Two Attacks Were Repul
sed With Heavy Losses to the
(Bv A?tociat^I "Pr??!.') .
I. PARIS, NOV. 14.-r-The. following of
ficial communication was Issued to
night by\vW?ePre^^ ;
! . "From the North sea to Lili? the
day has been good. Two attacks by
the ,enemy, one to; the northeast, ot
Zon n eb eke, the' other to the south of
I.Ypres havo been repulsed-the latter
with heavy losses tb the Germans/..
i'. "BeCweop the canal of La Basse and
I Arras, arid in the region o? Lihons
the enemy - baa 'made ' two attempts,
.There "is nothing else tb report
' "M. Polo . de Bernab?, the Spanish
ambassador at. Berlin and in charge
cf Preach interests, having.' been';BS
I thorned .Jp visit, a cern?? ?? /prisoners'
j-st -Zr.av ia QvrmmnT, ian minister or
-war bas, by ^ redk/rbcal measure,, au
thorized Myjrbn T/HerHOk, the Ameri
can embessador tn France, to vjtsit all
i the ptiooners* camps ? where Germans
I aro detained in French forritory. Mr.
Herrtctf\b*i begun tbese visita this
weak." / ; . . .
Dartmouth ?K?eat s Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA.. Nov. Dart
mouth defeated Pennsylvania : today,
41 to 0, the highest score ava*, regis-;
tercd against a Red and Blue team on
Franklin Field: Pennsylvania wigs outr
played in, every department abd the
Green's goal ne?er waa tn danger.
Hope of Saving the Life of Leo M
the Supreme Court of the Unit
(By AwocUtfld Presi) -?(-W
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 14 -Annul- \
meat Of the'death sentence pronounc- ,1
ed on Leo H. Frank for the'murder ol i
14-yefcr*oId Mary. Phagan was refused j
herd today by the ^supreme court ot- j
Georgia, It was tao sixth time that ]
legal efforts ia Frank's behalf had.
fsiiedV; -, .
Hopo of saving the .Ufa of Frank.,
who waa superintendant ot a, pencil <
factory hore,, now rests in a - possible j
appeal ' to tho. supreme court of tho ,
United ?tates, or an appeal to tho ,
governor of Georgia to exercise clem-'(
ency.. His counsel Bald-ted ay an ia
mediato attempt would be made to j
tak? tho case to tlie federal supreme (
Th? motion to set aside the verdict
ot guilty was'based upon the ground
that Frank's absence from-the court '
room when ' lt yraa rstunted by the 1
ury waa a violation of his co ns ti tu- J
tiona! rights. ,? J
Frank's, ab?tmco was suggested . by ,
Judge ti. 8. Roan; ' who presided at ,
the triai. H? Informed the attorneys ,
for bbth tho State and tho defendant j
that ha ' ; feared a \l?mbnstrat?o?i <
against the accused, If a verdict ot ?ac-, i
auittoVvi^?re1' returned with) Frank -in- j
tho court room.' t
: CoTwael tor Frank, with ode excep- ,
? ion nnd the State's attorneys,; agreedj,
to the absence. When lt was decided',
to ?akiifor an annulment" of-tho ver
dict du i^?'ground of the defendant's
abs^C'VvFrank'i attorneys who bad
agreed to. the proposal issued a state
ment saying that the defendant knew ,
nothing , of. the plan for his absence -
att ddld .not glve hlsAconB?nt. They 1
announced, however, that, since: they
bad. agreed to the pian, they would 1
net participate in the annulment ap-, j
peal and it was entrusted^, tn other
.counsel.'."1 . >-'?''. ;
Previous to today's decltion, Judge
Benjamin H. 'Hill, bf the Fullen coun
ty wp^?r court,, had, twice 'refused J
to - grant-Frank new trials and also <
had sustained um state's demurrer t0 <
the annulment motion;,,,Appeals tc 1
the State/? highestcourt now have re- :
suited ip the^ tower court's decisions' '
being aili med in evory instance,
v Todby> declston 'w^ i
by tour'?'?..tl'the ftyo ^supreme' court i
JusU?efcflfhe opinion,';whle?i,'waa;w:i1fc; i
ten by^Asaocl?te Justice' Warner Hill. 1
hold that the annulment mo?on could :
and should. bava bein made m a pre- i
vidas ?ppcal for a now trial: ,
Fr?hk, .Cvniln?d lu the tower hore, ,t
received^ .tho, nows of his latest. re-.:
verso \ with; calnmes?; "Weil, I1 had .
expected the court :*o be with me thia )'<
., time," woe bit ; only comment 1
. Frank Now Rect? in Appeal, to.
ed States or to the Governor
rfria. . . . *
T??e prier ser was writing a letier
vhen the news was brought to him.
fe .listened to- the announcement
without stopping his . work and in a
'sw minutes completed the letter and
;avo it to a friend, who wai visiting
lim, to malt
The State Bupreme court will bavo
to certify a.-writ of error in order to
il low tho chao to be taken to the ted*
sral supremo court through the., regu
lar channels. If dee mel advisable the
iQUrt has-'the 'right 'tb refuse. No. In
timation hao come from the court as
to what .course it will, pursue.' Law
however, were much Interested
In tho fbi owing paragraph of the
irwe .know of no provision In the
constitution of the United States, or
3f this State, nor of any statute, which
?ives-to an accused person a right: to
Jlsregard , the rules of prdceedure in
i State, which afford him'.due process
af law, and demand that he shall
move, in his-own war and be granted
ibsulute freedom becauso of an ir
regularity (if ttioro la one) In receiv
ing the verdict. If an accused person
;ouId make some of bis points of at?
:nck on tho verdict, and reserve other
pointe known to him, which'he could
then have made, to be used aa grounds
for further'attacks on tho verdict,
there Would he practically no end ti
k Vrfnilnal cas?." 0 ' \
. Attorneye\for Frank tonight dodi m
?d to discuss vhat courso would be
tallowed should the State supreme
court refuse, to certify a writ of er
ror. . It wae roported, howover, thal
should the court take shea >ctIon*th<
iefendaUi'a counsel were considering
ictlon to obtain a writ of habetis cor
aus ir. the federal district' court and
t>p this owrlfe attempt tb tatw tho eas?
to the supreme court 'of tlie United
The dead body pf. Mary Pbag?n wai
tound April. 27, 7.913, in the bas?mes!
of a pencti mctory in which she wai
sm ployed, TWO days ??ier' ?rrank wei
ir rested and on May 8 the. coroner.'!
fury' ordered hfn held for the actiot
of the grand jury. .
'< O? May 24. James Ckwi?y. a negn
sweeper in tho pencil factory, mad?
?n alleged-confession os ?veessorj
after the fact of the murtfor, accusinj
EPrs?k ab the principal, Cauley nov
Is serving 12 months ba the chaiu
gang for his psrt In the crime.
After bis conviction Frank was sen
teheed to be hanged on Octcbor 10
1913, but execution ot tho sentsnc?
^?UUrad by the filing on that dat?
of a motion for a new trial. That nm
Uoa was "overruled by tho State BU
STATE Of HIE (U
Ship Saib With More Than 1,2001
Tons of Christmas Gifts From
iUy Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. Nov. ?4.-With more
than 1,200 tons of Christmas gifts
from the people of America, a Santa
Claus .ship, tho naval collier Jason,
sailed today for Europe. A message
of, Godspeed from President Wilson
was received by Lieutenant' Com
mander C. F. Courtney, U. S. N"
shortly before sailing time. The docks
as the ship cast loose ber lines were
thronged with thousands of school
The gifts that the Santa Claus car
ried were gathered irom every. State
of tho union. They included almost
everything from toys and dolls, to
clothing and food:
A summary of the cargo made by
Commander Courtney ' shortly before
sailing showed the following Horns *
Fourteen carloads of children's cloth
ing, five carloads of women's, cloth
ing, one carload of men's clothing,, five
carloads of toys and 67 carloads of
miscellaneous presents, foodstuffs,
boots, shoes, etc.; a total of 82 ear
The Bbip will call first at Falmouth, I
where tho gifts intended for England, |
France and Belgium will be'dischaig
ed; then she will proceed to Rotter-1
dam.*where gifts for Holland end
Germany will be discharged. At a I
later date another, .consignment will
go forward for the people of Russia |
Will 'Meet in Greenville,
BIRMINGHAM,'Ala., Nov. 14.-Tho
Southern Textile association selected j
Asheyllir* N, C., for the summer meet
ing : tn June and Greenville, S. C., for]
the fall meeting in November next j
Net^r .ist Three flames.
ANN ARBOR; Mich.. Nov. 14.-Cor- ,
nell clearly outclassed Mlchigah today ]
and .won. Ss to 18. The defeat closed
tho Wolverines' most disasterous sea
son since Fielding H. Yost became
coach. In the fifteen years Yost' has
been,at.Michigan ho never before lost j
three games in one season..
preme court February 17, 1014, and;
Frank was re-sentenced. However,;
on April 16, another motion for a now'
trial waa filed and again execution1
waa stayed. I
That motion wai? overruled by: the*
supreme court, but before that dect? *
ion was announced, the motion to' set?
anide the vordlJt on grounds of a vio-}
huton of conslitutlonal rights bi -tho;
accused was made. '
(.By Assonate*! PrcwO
LONDON, Nov. 15. -12:35 tu m.
Field Marshal Earl Roberts died
last night hi France from pneumonia.
A telegram from Field Marshal Sir
John Franch, commander of tho Brit
ish expeditionary forces on the con
tient, apprised Earl Kitchener, sec
retary of war, of the death of Eng
land's great soldier. The telegram
"I deopl" regret lo tell you that
Lord RobcrtB died at 8 o'clock this i
Field Marshal Roberts, who waa
colonel in chief of the Indian troops,
had gone to France to greet them.
Soon after his arrival he became ser
iously iii. He suffered from a severe
chill Thursday and pneumonia rapid
ly developed. His grat age, 82 years,
militated against his recovery? tho
criBis in the disease coming quickly.
The news of Lord Roberts', death
came as a nentire surprise to Eng-j
land. Tho veteran's devotion to the
interests of the army, .'his hard work
in this connection and his secerning
good health had been tho subject of
comment since the beginning of the
war. He waa the most popular mili
tary figuro, in Great Britain and a na
tional hero without rival in. tho af
fections of the/people.
. Despite hie years he han never ceas
ed hard work since hie nominal re
tirement and hs he oitori had remark-j
iov tho nervi co of his country.:> -i. .. .
During the past five, or, Six- years,
when tho German war cloud bad been |
growing, h .> prosecuted an active cam*!
p?ign to p?rsuaje the nation to adopt j
a compulsory military service.. Hf s
belief was that Great Britain required ?
the training of the whole male popu
lation in arms rather upon the plan
of Switzerland than the longer ternis
of conscription enforced' in the case
of contenlntal military nations.
He "preached unceasingly and un
tiringly for. the. nation to have the
men trained in. the rudiments at 'east
ABE FAST CHANGING
WINTERS NO LONGER SO
Older Inhabitants Say There Wits
. a Time When Light Apparel
Was Almost Unknown.
A group of older people sat around
a stove in Anderson yesterday, dls
cusslng the approach ot winter and
the fact .that the years have brought
Shout a wonderful change in the sea
sons. They all agreed that the win
ters pf today are regular Indian Sum
mers when compared to some of the
cold months they experienced years
ago. < .
As a matter of fact, there has been
a gr?ai change in the Winter season.
There , was a time when snows three
and tour, feet deep ftli and people
were forced to stay in'the house for
days at a time. When some hardy one
would venture forth he wore all tue
clothes' he could find, Invariably wore
boots, gnd then suffered severely from
the cold. Today young men and young
women ! trip along, the streets in the
dead of winter with the filmiest silk
hose and low cut^hoes, with nothing
else to protect their feet . =
. One member ot the party said yes
terday that he well remembered his
red topped boots and that bo never
thought Winter had come until four
or five snows fell tri succession.
; According to the Anderson weather
prophet, this year will be an opeu fall,
With mild weather until into-in tho
winter and that as a result, Spring
will bo late in coming. Anderson farm
era aro advised to prepare now for
their spring sowing abd tho really in
telligent . farmers aro taking advant
age of the present pretty weather to
a>'sopi? .real farming. ?
? >.i.i...,,.;,.( '.1.1 ?
.^.ipnth Carolina: Rain Sunda?; Mon
da^ fair and calder.
ot tho soldiers work BO that they could
be. called quickly to arma to defend
tho country against Invasion*
In private conversation, h? express
ed the conviction that Oer many waa
planning to make war on Great Brit
ain when she found an advantageous
moment, and he believed that the sup
posed menace, bf civil war in Ireland
was a Just factor.
'Roberta of Kandahar, Pretoria and
Waterford," SB Field Marshal Lord
Frederick Sleigh 'Roberts was .known.
Bums up briefly, the career of tho not
ed British soldier whose death has
(plunged tho empire into mourning.
Showered aa he was with honora?
and titles by bis own country,.it was
not by that nation alone that his mili
tary abilities were appreciated. "Tho
greatest soldier vif his time*" wara, the
words used by Emperor William.'ot
| Germany in paying tribute to him.
"Roberts ot Kandahar," the empor?
or 1B recorded as saying? "has much of
the sublety and. ability to perceive his
opportunities that' hare distinguished
the greatest military geniuses bf tho
past. I hold him the ablest of "today's
Fdr more than half a century ? Eng
land had occasion to take pride In the
career of Roberto, thc soldier. Aa that
caree? ripened ene cime to hold bim
in,,tho., sotaowaffepttpa a? vwteUttgton,
fa nine bf if?tf
thick of the^ghtt?* and- roany ?me?
was wounded. As ho"fought no ros? id
rank'from u Bunernumerary subal
tern t? *h<?'5???f* ???*"frr ix? ?st2 assss?
shal and commander lu thief of all
tho'nritilth armies. As\?srih?r : ?*~
wards' he was ' made ? pesr of the
realm and ' the recipient of diattn
gUlshed orders of which the chief waa
the Order ot the Garter.the most an
cient and highly prised; Ot al 1 tho
British orders. ' This crowning honor;
came to bim,In 1901! ofter his notable
services In leading the British tb vic
tory In South Africa.
? RAIN DID NOT SPOIL A GOOD
I Teachers ; of County VrW Well
Repaid for Their Trip to .
Town. . :;
(From Sunday's Dally.)
The regular monthly meeting Of th?
Anderson County school Teachers as
sociation, held in this city yesterday,
was' full or interest and tho teacher?,
attending wore well repaid for their
efforts to get'bere, fain and mud not
Tho? meeting wea opened in th?,
West Market street school building
promptly at 12 o'clock, with tho sing
ing ot MAmerfca,H.'f0!loir?a4.'tiyV
vocation,'deltverod by HovY John W,.
Speake, pastor of St. Jolm's MothodlEfc
church. . ,: ;.
E. C Mc Can ts, superintendent o2
publie schools, and A. R, Banks ot '
the Frazer Fitting echool faculty both
made interesting Ulks along educa
tional lines and then came tho ad
dress by Prof. ?, M. Fnlthful ot An
derson coll?ge. Prof. Faithful dis
cussed problems relating to th?
school and to the child and his efforts
along this line wora:?ea>d witA inter
est. So well pleased \wj*? the teach
ers with, his remarks that ce waa In
vited to make another address "along
the same linea before tho next month*
Miss Neil Cochran, wb? ha? Berrea
the association very ably aa tic?
president, tondPred her teiigsstisSt
which was accepted with rbgrot
The luncheoni served by the* domes*
tic science class ot the high, school
was one ot the best' features, of the
day, This took plac?, at 1:80 o'clock .
and lt waa enjoyed by .avery one o?
the teachers and tho twv^?^. yiaJtoro.
I; Tho November i^?et?t?g will be re
membered by tiri ieaohora ?a beta* :?
ono ot ibo beat effti Jwuii ; ,
!.. r ra? v !