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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 170 Weekly, Established 1860; Dally, Jaa.lt, iflC ANDERSON, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 191. PRICE FIVE CENTS $6.00 PER ANNUM
BELGIANS MADE GALLANT
AND DROVE BACK KAI!
Day's News at a Glance
French Fleet Captured Three German War Vessels
One of Which Was a Battleship of the First
Class-President Wilson Offers His Ser
vices as a Peacemaker-Russians Ad
vance Into Germany
' Germany is pushing her advance through Belgium and has met
with strong opposition around Liege, where Belgian forces, according
to official advices reaching Brussels, have repulsed the German army
of the Meuse under General Von Emmich.
The Germans are reported to have lost several thousand killed
Field Marshal Kitchener has been appointed Seer tea ry of State
for war in the British cabinet and will have under his direction the
military campaign against Germany. / . >
French troops joined the Belgians in opposing the progress of
Germany through JBelgium, and it is reported that possibly Great
Britain maysend reinforcement.
The president.of the United States has proffered his services as
mediator to the European nations at war. . *
The German ambasasdor will leave England Thursday by dis
patch boat. Both at St; Petersburg arid Berlin, the German and
ed, ami th? British! causer Arhphip?i:,has sunk the Hamburg-American
line steamer Koehigin Louise, recently converted into a mine layer.
Russian frontier patrols have penetrated ten miles into Germany.
Trawleys returning from the North Sea bring word that rio hos-1
tile .warships werfe to be seen.
(By Associated Press.) yet, and the Austrian ambassador has
London Aug.* G.-T?;r> first day of the received no Instructions to leave Lon
war for Great Britain bas been ? day don. i
of suspense and rumors. Eovcry half Every Important nowspaper in Eng
hour a fresh "extra" was shouted, in land has announced its whole hearted
.the streets with some startling news, support of the government. Even the
The sum total pf tho rumors was Irish press has joined in tho concord,
that cannonading1 balbeen started lite Prince of Wales ls about to is
land heard off the coasts of Europe sue an appeal for \ funds to raise a
The nation's mind and heart are with relief fund for the distressed. The
the fleet; also lt is proud ot its con- committee composed of members of
fidence, and every ono awaits a bul-' tho house of commons ha? brnsfc-form
letin of a great b?tile. BUt concern- ed for the purpose. It includes ; the
lng tho navy'B whereabouts, plans or Hight Bon. H. L. Samuel. John
strategy, the newspapers do not .even Burns, Augustin Dir rel and Walter
The first fruits , of .tho war are that
several German: vessels brought into GE HM AN S ARE ROUTED <
.harbor by the ''British cruisers and -j
others im ponded in port. This was Attack on Liege Results In Heavy
the day's only news so far as British . Lo?n to Kaiser's Forces,
naval cod military operations were Brussels, Aug... 4--(via Paris, 1:38
concerned. The . Voto of ?500,000,000 a .)-several thousand dead and
for war purposes and tho appointment wounded, ls tho toll paid by the Ger
of Field Marshal kitchener ns s??re- man army of the Meuse attack on
tary of'War were' -"two government Liege..
measures of great importance, Tho Belgians made a heroic de
The German embassy has. boon tense.: repulsing the Germans after a
granted a special train acd cruiser to heavy and continuous fight.
take tho stair to o Holland port The fortified position ot-Liege .had
A notice on the door "American cm- to support rs Wednesday tho general
bassy" was posted; this ''afternoon, shock of tho German attack. Ttvj
whon tho American Secretary, Irwin Belgian forts restated the advance
B. Laughlin, temporarily assumed mont fiercely and did not Suffer. Cae
charge o? tho pramtseo. Bol gian squadron attacked and drove
Neither Great Britain nor AuEtria, hack nix German equadrons,
has declared . Wark on the.ofoaraa_;-._ .^^(Gontlnaed on Page Seven,7
y Desperate Straits
(By Associated Press.); ; ,
Paris/ August 5.-^-Judfie; Elbert H.
Gary, Ambassador Herrick and mem
bers bf. tba. American committtce
formed to ?aid their countrymen, ar
ranged today'.to have several million
francs avaJiablsT^r cashing checks
and letters o? drsdit of Americans.
The Americans^ here who h?ve? visible
means consequently will. not. lack
ready money;, pbndu*. the arrival of
?tho" United St'aW. cruiser Tennessee.
' Within ten- days br > so, when the
mobilisation'ot tho French army has
oben combed, a, regular through
: limited train service will be restored.
Members of the American em's??;
made nb arrangement With the French
military authprWsi isto last night to
allow fifty homeless Germans gathered
outside the smbafley .hnrtfljng to sleep
In a publlfc 'school bul|d|?g nearby.
There was a distressing, gathering
of lndlgnant\Germani, tuany ?f. Jh?m
women and children and some with
' babies ir their arms'at the embassy
, today getting their certificates of Iden.
tlocation signed by the ambassador
preparatory ,to .being dratted to the
Assistance waa given po day by tho
American Church to a number of des
titute Americans: Judge Gary said he
supposed there wore more than 40,000
Americans in Europe desirous bf re
turning to America and '7.300' in Paris
of whom perhaps 1,600 were in des
perate, straits. He said ho thought
the committee would be able to. cope
with tho majority of cases, provided
aid ,Jwera;r?oeived> from the State de
A large number of tourists from
Switzerland, among them many Amer
icans and ' delegates to the church
peace union, whose proposed conf?re,
voce , at Constance waa foacidoned<
have arrived lp Paris with' tales ot
their experiences. They wore met po
litely, but at the point of. the bayonet,
at the French frontier and asked
ahowt their credentials. At
they were put into' freight
for transportation of troop howes
had litt Iq to eat oi drink.
AT THE DOCKS
(By Associated ProBB.)
New York. Aug. 5-The Lusitania
was in taint touch with thc shore nt
6 o'clock tonight. She was sending
code messages, presumably to thc
British cruisers whicb are expected
to convoy her.
To the list ot steamship lines that
had cancelled their sailing from New
York, four weeks were added today.
They were the French line, with tho
exception of the Lorraine the Fabrl
line, except the Santa Anna, which
will sail from her Brooklyn pier Sat
urday auernoon, with the French re
servists, in place of the Rochambeau;
the Uranium line, flying- the British
flag and controlled by the Canadian
Northern Railway company; and the
Lamport and Holt line, operating to
Brasil and Argentine ports. -
The Lamport and Holt liners, im
portant vessels to. the coffee trade,
will be tido up in thc ports they are
in. ' Thc Highland Harris was to have
sailed from New York today and tho
T?unison last Saturday. The Van
Dyck is in New,.York also. Other ves
sels of .this line are enrouto toward
South American ports.
The White Star liner Olympic and.
tho Hamburg-American vessel Prinz
Eitel Friedrich slipped In before dawn
and werp shrouded all except' their
running lights. The F.reidrlch came
h trow.-Colon aqd ^h?"8*61' .possible,
kopi, Within!tho American" 3-mlle neu
The steamer Kioto, arriving to
night .from Oran, Algiers, was one bf
those with news of the wireless ex
change cr warships' messages. The
operator of the Caracas which came
in tonight from South American ports,
also caught such messages.
Nothing was known publicly here
tonight-of the whereabouts ot tho
North Gorman Lloyd liner KronprInn
Wilhelm, which left port suddenly on
Monday night, heavily coaled and
The '. cruiser Tennessee, which the
government will send to the relief of
Americans abroad, tonight dropped
anchor, in the harbor. There sho will
remain until tomorrow, when s'.>o will
sall.with $7,500,000 in gold, Including
$2500,000 from government vaults.
Infuriated Russians Destroy Ute
German Embassy At St
.(By Associated Press)
St Pty*rsburg, Aug. 5.-The Ger
man em?ir?ssy here was. wrecked and
a bonfire made, of the furniture and
pictures by an angry crowd here to
day., . The people were angered by the
reports ot what they deemed to bo in
dignity Bhown to tho Dowager Em
press Marla .Feodorbwna by being
stopped in Berlin on her arrival frevn
Londorf on her way to St Petersburg
and compelled by tho German authori
ties to. goto Copir?hagen. ?
An entrance was forced by the tm
mehii tv^Wd 'through the windows,
jrfost- of che i com* were wrecked and
the'furniture piloted into the street.
A humber, bf jtuo>nts and working
men climbed tb the roof of the embas
sy here and tore the fold eagle from
the t?p^f the flagstaff; " They then
ran up the Russian flag. '
A' massive statuary, depicting a
group of horsep led by men wan hack
ed to pieces With axes and tho cibris
hurled into the oonah A bonfire sraa
then m ado of the contents of thc em
bassy' and an attempt. was, made tb
put a torch' to the building, but the
mounted police routed the rioters.
Another, crbwd later tried < to repeat
the performance nt the Austrian em
bassy but that building , was too
The body of a Russian ? footman lr.
alleged > by the authorities . to have
bfc?u foUhd In the Gorman embassy.
The matt had been shot in tho head
and stabbed and had been dead for
abm^tfayaVr. I ?^..tfisMT*
Russia's Czar and England's King,
And Types of Their Fighting Men
ENGLAND sad Bcs35a, as numbers o? tue triple entente, st?rt? shoulder
to shoulder, aided hy tho third member, France, In the European war
cruds follow!n?\the declaration ot war by Austria upon Servio. Eng
land, with Ita mighty navy, the greatest tn the world, and Busala,
with Its great prmy. the; isrgest bi the world, mode a formidable'alliance, tn
this picture ors shown the czar (loft) and his famous Cossack* (above) and
King George and a type of his bicycle light artillery.
MRS. WILSON IS
B'. --.-. . 1-:
LITTLE HOPE FOR RECOVERY
IS ENTERTAINED BY
A LONG ILLNESS
Growing Wt ?ker Hourly Noble
Woman's Condition Is Critical
At Lost Report .
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WashmgSon, 'Afc. ?V
At 3 a. m. no change had
been reported in Mrs. Wil
son's condition. A abort
time before that hour she
wa* said to be resting
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(By Associ?t' -1 Pf?ss.)
Washington, August 5.-Mrs. Wood
row. Wilson, wife of the: president of
the United States, tonight Hes at the
point of death.
Four months of almost unbroken
r.lness, a complication 'ot nervous ail
ments and Bright's disease, have sap
ped thc . vitnllty of the first lady of the
land. The end ls* regarded as Q mat
ter of days, perhaps honr?. Tier hus
band and three daughters , are at her
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Shot Wife, H*> > Self.
Chicago. Aug. .^Thor' Vnld
Nielson, a manager bf Ot?, ?cn.
Ish Old Peoples' Home here to
n?aW'rt^ifnnd killed his Wife,
matron of the hom ; and the 11
they had ween the
murder and uulr ide bot un t e e.
bled br'tvs were unable to pre
?r. and Mrs. Nielson quarrel,
ed fr*?uenlly orer tho suatts^c
hi^ut of the home.
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bedside and rolativos have boon sum
moned. Physicians have been In con
sultation . for days but lt. was admlttea
at the white house tonight that hopo
for her-recovery-had almosc vanished.
Conscious only at . intervals. Mrs.
Wilson has been cheerful sud has rail
ed constantly for her husband. Every
moment that could be spared from ur
gent official ' duties have boen devoted
\ by the president to his wife. At thu
side of his constant helpmate abd ad
visor, he wrote the tender nf good of
fices, apepaling to the European mon
arche to stay their conllict,
From the nick room he lias been giv
ing directions to tb? various depart
ment heads for thc t relief of thous
ands of Americans stranded abroad
The press ot domestic legislation, thu
European war and Mexican situation,
> and the flurry o ver - financial condi
i/ons throughout the." country havo
I-weighed heavily on the preside ?it as
he has maintained his dav and night
There Has Been Ko Hope.
For several days lr hus been known
to those in cln&oat touch at th > white
house that- Mrs. Wi lr on was gravely
ill and that hope for her revovery waa
slight. . Tho . plres'dtnt himself nae
clung desperate!' fa ttie, nope ti?st she
might, survive .?ho crisis, but her tja!*
constitution, drained by. months of
nerve.rending illnosa, hos been unable
to withstand tha battle.
Ono day last .March Mrs. Wilson
slipped on a rug ut the white house,
injuring lier spine. An operation was
necessary. After weeks1 of convales
cence, she finally arose from her bed,
but the burden of a a Inter's activity at
the white honre, together with charity
work in the slumgpf the city, brought
on nervous prostration. .She was wei?
enough to attend the.wedding of her
second daughter, now Mrs. William G.
McAdoo, hut'her recuperative, powers
were not' lasting'. Stomach trouble
added to her nervous ailment and
Bright's .dlseaso developed.
Three, weeks-ago ?he seemed ito . ral
ly and was well enough to walk.-sup
ported by a nurse, in thc white house
grounds. She: watched with satisfac
tion a* gardeners laid out tho Inst of
the lud?an gardens which she bad
plannett Ipr the south front of the ex
ecutive maturion. A nmrb'e statue ot
a boy playing a fl?te was placed st
her direction In the gardens near the
executive offices. With hortaeto for
the artistic, developed In many years
of landscape paint i Dg, she practican?
had rearranged the gardenia got th*
(Continued on Page Seven.)
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ALL THE LATEST NEWS
FROM THE FIRING LINE
E. O. S. BULLETINS
Wireless and Cable Reports Covering Every Detail
of the European War
""'""V (By Associated Presa.) '.,?>.'
Paris, August 5.-Official advices say that Germany declared
war against Belgium yesterday and that German forces moved on Bel
gium from the territory between Aixla Chapel and Rheidt.
There has been fighting around Liefe and Vise. The latter town
has been burned. Civilians caught by the Germans firing upon them
Several dirigibles have been hovering over Brussels, and the
residents of the Belgian capital, in a state of exasp?ration are attack
ing the Germans in the city.
Heavy Fighting In Progress. ~T
Amsterdam, August 5.-Via London.-A dispatch to.the Han
del sblad from Maestricht says:
i.' "Sharp fighting on the Belgian frontier continues. The sound
of heavy guns is distinctly heard. The smoke of battle is visible from
the church steeples. :
"A number of aeroplanes and a dirigible balloon flew over ^bes
tricht this morning. '.',*?? tfWfl?BSj.
.'German horses, which evidently stampeded/ galloped into the
town during the night and were captrued." <'~ ' \
Germana Repulsed. ' , ? T
Brussels August 5.--Via'L^'ndon.^fhe German. ?g?c?s;?f?5?
ported to have been checked by the line of forts in th?!?province;bf
Liege. -. ' -'' . ? .'
The German troops attempted to cross the river Meuse on a
pontoon bridge but a sharpe broadside by the batteries of the forts
destroyed the bridge as soon as it was completed.
Later the invaders succeeded in crossing the river near Maes
Belgians Are Victorious.
Brussels, August 5.-The Belgian war office announced'tonight
that fierce fighting had occurred in the environs of Liege and that,
so far as the Belgians were concerned, the situation is exceller?t.
"The Germans," the announcement says, "were driven back
by an heroic attack made by a Belgian mixed brigade, which' already
had earned for itself the highest honors. No German who passed
the fort survived."
/ Prussians Are Routed. ' 4
Brussels, August 5.-Via London-Le Peuple ^asserts that in the
fighting between Germans and Belgians near Vise a platoon of Prus
sian cavalry was almost annihilated / the Fire of the Belgians from a
building On the bank of the river.
The Prussians in revenge, the newspaper says, fired on civilian
at Flemalle. Near Argenteau, a Belgian force surprised a body of
Prussians and killed seventy out of ten officers and eighty men. The
Belgian losses were two officers killed and ten men wounded.
Canada Buying Sumarme*.
Seattle, Wash., August 5.-Two powerful submarine vessels
(Continued on Page Seven.) ,. ; ' ;
Thirty Eight Killed
In Rail Road Wreck
(By Associated Press.)
Joplin, vMo., Aug. 5".-Thlrty-elgbt
persons were ' killed and 25 injured
tn a collision between ' northbound
passenger train No. 2 on the Kansas
City Southern Railway- arid a Mis
souri and North Arkansa8 Railway
gasoline motor car, running oh the
Kansas City Southern' tracks near
Tipton Ford 10 miles south of here.
According to the'reports received
here, both the motor car and the train
were running at a high rate of speed
when they met at Tipton Ford, a small
siding. With tho collisions came the
explosions of the' gasoline car, set
ting both the motor esr and the train
.fire. Every person in the motor .car.
was killed ,it is said.
The motor car was ? shoved back
three hundred yards by. the train and
was left -suspended over, the locomo
tive, '-' ' .-, ' . ..
? None of the passengers on the train
were killed although tho engineer and
firemen were injured.
Because ot the rapid spread ot the
flames the exact number of the dead
was not known hours after the acci
dent. Some reports say lt will roach
The motor crew is said to have had
orders , to pass the northbound pas
senger train at Tipton Ford. Tba
train crew bad similar ordera. In
stead ot walting for tho train to pass,
however, the motor ear ts said to have
proceeded south, and upon reaching
a curve a mile beyond, tho col Us toa
HOADS DECLAIMS EMB ARO J !
No Shipments to Saropeaa Ports W?U
(By Associated Passe.}
New Orleans, Aug. 5.-An embargo
on the shipment of gra'.n for ??Mri;
to Europe from New On'eans waa to
day declared by the. Illinois Cent.r?i
Raliway. The embargo may be ex
tended to tnclued all freight for ohtp
tnent to Europe,. officers .ot the? road1
declared. A similar embargo * had i
previously been declared by Otb Tex
as and Pacific Railroad.- , ..;