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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 212 Weaklr, ErtaUIikei 1M0| DmDy, Jaa.lt, Itu, ANDERSON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS 85.00 PER ANNUM
THE EMPEROR IS CONSIDER
MESSAGE FROM THE
Wilton Submits r?an to Kaiser
Relative To Making Peace
With Germany's Foes
(By Associated PrcBS.)
Washington, Sept, 12.-Emperor
William has had under consideration
for several days, it was learned to
day, an informal inquiry frcm the
United. States government as to
whether Cermany desires to discuss
peace terms with her foes. On the
tener of the reply depends to some
extent whether or not the informal
peace movement inaugurated a week
ago can he pursued with Great Bri
tain, Prance and Russia.
The inquiry waa not a formal one
such aa President Wilson's original
tender of good offices, but was an
ef/ort to determine whether Ger
many's willingness tn talk peace was
based on fact. The chronogoly of
thc peace movement waa revealed to
i a ht after a canvass, ot officials,
diplomatists ana others directly Con
cerned. The story- of the seven days
of peace talk, as told by som^of the
principals, substantially is as tolloWh:
Saturday, September 5.-Count von
Bernstoff, the German ambassador,
. dined with James Speyer In New York.
Oscar Strauss, American - member of
The Hague Tribunal and former cab
inet officer was present. When the
conversation turned to the subject oi
p;ace in Europe the .German ambas
sador said that while he had no ad
vices from his government since leav
ing Berlin, he recalled a conversa
tion with the Imperial chancellor
there in. which tue latter said he
believed the emperor would be will
ing to discuss peace measures through
mediation. Previous to the ambas
sador's conversation with the chancel
lor. Emperor William already had
acknowledged President Wilson's ten
der of. good offices, but had been non.
commital aa to its acceptance. Mr.
Strauss asked the German ambassador
for permission to repeat the conversa
tion to Secretary Bryan. Count von
Bernstoff gave bis consent.
Sunday, September 6.-Mr. Strauss
arrived in Washington and went to
the home of Secretary Bryan where
they aeretly confreed. The secretary
later communicated with the presi
dent. It was decided to get the Ger
man ambassador's consent to forward
a report of the trident to Ambassador
Gerard for discussion with th? Ger
man foreign office. In the meantime,
Mr. Strauss was advised to talk the
situation over with the British and
French ambassadors. He saw each
Monday. September 7.-The Ger
man ambassador reached Washius'on
and conferred privately with Mr. Bry
an. As a result of the conference the
aeretary cabled Ambassador Gerard
to convoy to Emperor William an In
quiry, from the American government
as to whether he desired to confirm
the statement reported to haye been
made by him to the Imperial chan
cellor, and repeated by the chancellor
to Count . von Bernstoff In private
Copies of the message to Ambas
sador Gerard were sent by Sereury
Bryan to Ambassador Psge at London
and Ambassador Herrick at - Paris.
Meanwhile Mr. Strauss had talked
With the British and French ambas
sadors, both ot whom said they could
make no definite statement without
Mr. Strauss acquainted them with
Wiftf y* aj n/t/?u v?vrw9 ese tha Hlnnor twa
Now York, Both the French and Bri
tish ambassadors reported the_ inci
dent unofficially to their respective
Tuesday, September 8.-Secretary
Bryan told the British ambassador
Slr Cecil Spring-Rice, what had oc
curred and. learned that the ambasea
viVI :tuu IM?M?? im?m? j ?i mo - gMto, u
ment to learn Its attitude toward
Wednesday. September IV-Slr Ed
ward Grey discussed with Ambassa
dor Vage the Inquiry the latter had
received from Secretary Bryan. On
th? ?***? CCrSir Edward Grey cabled
tho Br4tts> ambassador here that as
G rea?. Bri lau.. S ranee and Russia in
the prececding week had agreed not
to make, peace without common con
sent, the position of the Triple Ea
.cute was unanimous on the ques
tion ot terms. Sh* Edward said what
the powers wanted was no temporary
truce, but a permanent peace tn Eu
rope so that the world could be in?
aured against the sudden outbreak of
war after Germany had recouped her
self. He added that before the sub
ject could be considered seriously,
definlt? terms would have to be sub
mitted. Great Britain, Sir Edward
pointed jut, would Insist that Bel
(Continued ob Sixth Page.)
ION OF PEACE
IN OLD MEXICO
Carrum Repudiates Charges
That Federals Were Killed and
That Vera Cruz b Closed
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 12.-Rafael Zu
baran, of the Mexican constii utionalist
agency here, announced tonight the
receipt of the following message from
General Carranza, first chief of the
consM*ntlonallst forces, on conditions
"The alarming reports that you
ha> i brought to my attention as cir.
culating in the United States as Mexi
can news, have no foundation. The
report that a number of policemen
were shot in Mexico City is untrue.
What actually occurred was a street
brawl between police and arousing
constitutionalist troops. The affair
was handled with no difficulty.
"Not a single federal officer has
"The decree revoking the order pro
mulgated by the governor of the fed
eral district and ita military comman
dant in regard to the occupation of
private property and the formalities
requisite for arrest does not mean
that we intend to wrest from the peo
ple their personal and property rights.
The action was taken as a temporary
"It is not true that the port ot Vera
Cruz has been closed.
"Peace and harmony prevail
throughout the one controlled by the
constitutional! its which covers vir
tually the entire republic.
"Exaggerated reports relative to
Zapatista activities are unfounded.
. "The constitutionalists are working
together to establish permanent peace
and a stable government. All reports
as to divisions in our ranks are false
"General Villa ls working in perfect
harmony and genuine' subordination.
By reason of his laudable and patrio
tic attitude and in -view of hts high
merit I have Just promoted him to
the rank of .division general.
"A large constitutionalist force was
dispatched to the Isthmus of T^haun
tepe. I have recalled eight thousand
of these troops because conditions
now are peaceful.
''The stability of the new govern
ment ls fully guaranteed by the sup
port of an army of 120,000 men, ani
mated with a spirit of patriotism.'
A trade boom in Monterey, Mexico,
waa reported at the state, department
today by the consul agent general as '
due to the reopening of railroads.
Previous warnings to Americans
! looking for employment not to go to
i Tampico have been repeated. Many
J are unemployed and destitute in thia
district, reports state.
BANDIT BOBBED TRAIN
Lone Highwayman Holds Up Train
and Makes Getaway.
(By Associated Press.)
Shreveport, La., Sept. 12.-After
forcing two negro mail clerks to
thruBt their heads into mail pouches
a lone bandit late tonight robbed the
mall car of.a Kansas City-Southern
passenger train at "Hobo Swith", two
miles north ot here*. The amount se?
secured ia not known but it ia thought
to* be Mnall as ' only one poach con?
tainin g registered mall "Was taken
from th te train.
Acordlny to T. L. Anderson and J.
L. suvhan, the clerks, the bandit
boarded the train when it slowed down
at the switch and ordered them to
put their heads into the fail sacks.
They stated that they complic? with
instructions and did not remove the
sachs until the train stopped at the
railroad shops about one mlle further
OF?. Tu?, x O^JirOr tt??i it?u S?C?p?d
with the re viste red mali.
I CIS AMAN? REPORT SUCCESSES
Progress ta East Prussia hy Kaiser's
t st*- *-. - * ? -
v->? ?i>??yma*?i? A t coo, f
Washington, Sept. 12.-The German
embassy today received the following
wireless from Berlin:
"General Hindenburg's victorious
progress in East Prussia continues.
The Runsalans attempted to relieve the
pressure ot their defeated left wing
by launching the twenty-second army
or ps against General ltindebnrtrs
flank but according to official reports
"Several batteries were captured
fi tun the main Russian forces.
"There was no news until eleven,
from the western front where? the
struggle presumably ls contlnutag.
The Saxon army under General von
Haussa seems to have fought bril
"The Reichabank weekly report ls
the heat stace the outbreak of the war.
Note r'yulatlon has been reduced
?6.000,000 and gold increased 2S.500,
000 showing the hank ls hearing the
strain of war very satisfactorily.''
ANDERSON MAN KILLED
WAS HE MURDERED?
John Felton Found Beside Rail
road Track But No Marks In
dicate That Train Killed Him
According to telegrams received lu
this city last night, John Felton was
found beside the Seaboard fallroad
tracks about one Bille out of Green- |
wood as 6 o'clock yesterday after
noon. The man was dead and the in
dications were that life had boen ex
tinct for some time.
Felton waa an Anderson man, hav
ing been in this city off and on as a
carpenter for several years, and he
bas. a wife and one child living in the !
city. He was a man of about 50
years ot age and was quite well
known aroud the town-.
Telephone communication with
Greenwood last night revealed the fact
that the body was found by the crew
of a freight train running on the Sea
board railway. When they were
about one mile fout of Greenwood,
one of the brakement noticed a hud-1
died from near the track and he caus
cd the train to ?>e mopped. Upon in
vestigation it was found that the man j
was dead and be waa taken into ?
Greenwood, where the body was ex
amined. It was said over the tele
phone that thc body showed no signs I
of having been run over by a train, I
but .that a deep laceration of the,
skull seemed to indicate that he had [
been murdered, a heavy weapon bel?g
employed in striking bim over the
W. E. Falkner, himself a resident
of Anderson at one time, said last
night that he was called to the union j
passenger station in Greenwood yes- !
terday afternoon at 2:35 to arrest],
Felton. When he arrived at the sta-j;
tlon he found that Felton had wander
ed into the ladies' dressing room of .
tho station and the people around thc
station thought that tho man was
drunk, but after investigation if was
found that Felton was sober and had
entered the place by mistake and the
police therefore let him go. So far
as is known this was the last time
that Felton was seen alive.
The dead man waa a carpenter by I
trade and lived in thia city fer a num
ber of years, later going to Georgia, j
and finally he came back to Anderson.
Ho had been making in? home here I
until only a few days ago when he '
went to Greenwood.
Numerous people around town re
member him quite well and were!
shocked last night when told that he I
JAMES B, II AGG IN DEAD
Gae oi is? Cia -rorty Niners"-Fa
mous Breeder ef Bach g Horses.
Newport, R. I.,-James B. Haggln,
of,New York, capitalist and horseman,
died at his summer home here tonight
aged g7 years. Mr. Haggln owned
stock farms In Kentucky and a stud
of racing and trotting horses said
to be the largest in the ountrjr. He
was president of and director in sev
eral mining companies.
James B. Haggln was a contempor
ary of Marcus Daly raid Senator
Hearst in the Callion: U gold mine
days ot '4S. Starting with nothing,
he later sold his interest lo the Ana
conda mine for $9,000,000.
He eugaged tn breeding race horses
and three of his favorites won $350,
000 in prises. These were Salvator,
Longstreet and Firenze. His fortune
is estimated at $100.000,000.
FAMOUS HOBSE SAFE
Winner of English Derby Leaves War
Zone Under Nenirai Colora
T^ndo? Be1**. 1*._Hermss H. Du
ryea, the American turfman advised
today that Dunbar II, this year's Ep
som De^y winner, L jd Shannon, tho
winner pf several French races, are
safe outside, the war tone in France.
Ten other valable race horses, still
are in danger ot being captured.
TheAmerican neg<o caretaker in
charge of Dun*AT IE and Shannon,
when near Chantilly, 23 mites north
east of Paris, wrapped American
flags about the horses and fastened
to Dunbar II s banner reading: .
"This it Dunbar II, the English der
by winner. He is neutral."
Th? horses wer? permitted to leave
the army lines without interference.
Belgian A Take Offenste
Loudon, Sept 12.-The Belgian le
gation announced today that the Bel
gian army had again taken the offen
sive which was being pushed satis
factorily. An extended sortie was
made on September 10 and the Ger
mans everywhere were forced to re
tire. Malines and Aerscbot were tak
The Belgian logaiion stated that
the Belgians Lad destroyed the rail-1'
way between and Louvain and Tirle- j
mont, thoa cutting off the German <
communications between Brussels-!
and Liege. |<
LONDON PRESS BUREAU |
GIVES SUMMARY OF
AU Importna! Moves by Allied]
Armies Since September 6th
(By Associated Preso1.)
London, Sept. 12.4;The official press |
bureau makes tile following an
"A summary, necessarily incom
plete, may be attempted of the opera
tions of the British expeditionary
force and the Frencp anny during the
last foul day?. ;
"On September fi, the southward ad
vance of the German rlgbt reached
the extreme point ]. at Coulommiers
and Provins, cavalry patrols having
penetrated even as ?far south as No
"This movement waa covered by a I
large flanking force west of the line
of the river Ourcq, watching the outer
PariB defense and any allied force that J
might come from then..
"The southward movement of tho en
emy left his right.#ing In a danger
ous position, as he had evacuated the j
Crell-Scnllsl Complete region through'
which his advances had been pushed J
"The allies attacked this exposed
wing both in front .and on the flank
September 8. The covering force was
assailed by a French army based on
the Paris defences abd brought to ac
tion on the line between Nantcull Le-1
Hauduin and Mean*.
"The main portion of the enemy's
right wing wa? attacked frontally by
the British army, which had been
t/acVferred from the north to the
east of Paris and br a French corps
advancing alongside it op a line be
tween Crecy, Couto?mmlers and 8e-|
"The combined-operations up to tho]
present have been compSetelyi suc
cessful. The. German outer flank was
forced back as far as the lino of tho
Gurcq river. There it made a strong
defence and executed several vigor
ous counter attacks, but was unable
to beat off the pressure of. the French
"Tho main body of . the enemy's |
right wing vainly endeavored to de
fend the line of the Grand Morin !
river, and then that of tho Petit
Morin. Pressed back ?? over both of
these rivers and threatened on its
right, owing to the defeat of the cov
ering force by the allied left, the Ger
man right wing retreated over the
Marne September 10.
"The British army, witn a portion
of the French forces on its left, cross
ed this river beluw Chateau Thierry
-a movement which obliged the nem
my's forces1 weat of the Ourcq, al
ready assailed by the French corpB
forming tho extreme left of the allies,
to give way and retreat northeastward
In the direction of Boissons.
''Since September 10 the whole of
the German right wing has fallen back
in considerable disorder, closely fol
lowed by the French _ and British,
"Six thousand prisoners and fifteen
guns were captured on the tenth and
eleventh and the enemy is reported
to be continuing his retirement rap
idly over the Alane, evacuating the
?The British cavalry is reported
today to be at Ftssmes, not far from j
"While the Verman right wing thus]
baa been drlv?n back and thrown into j
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Columbia, Sept 12.-The governor
today revoked the commlsslon-t or 26
A parole was granted by thc gov
ernor to Tom Robinson, who was con
victed in Lexington county for man
slaughter, and.sentenced to six years.
The governor has gone to Portland.
Maine, to attend the national meeting
ot Red Men.
?Among the emnmiaslons ot notaries
revoked by the governor recently was
that of W. D. Bailsrd of Mt. Tabor,
It will be recalled that on campaign
lay here Gov, Blesse' stated in his
-peech that the smith crowd had to
sngage a B?sese band to furnish tia o
music. After the api jam was con
cluded W. W. Jolly ??a 8. C. Gum
brell of the band made a statement to
the effect that all of the members of
the band, who were old'enough, would
rote fer Smith and that the fathers of
yhose under age would ai Jo vote
for smith. Mr. Ballard fe one of tho
Influential men tn that community snd
MM of the organizers of the Zion band
ON MURDER CHARGE
JURY DID NOT DOUBT HE
FLEAS OF GUILTY
Court of General Sessions Took'
An Adjournement Yesterday
At Noon Until Monday
Tho most important case heard in I
the Court of General Sessions yester
day morning was that of the Stato
versus Richard Harris, charged with
murdo. Harris was.thc superinten
dent of the Fretwcll farms and shot
and killed a negro. Tho trouble oc
curred on what is known as "Crack,
ers Neck" farra and took placo In
July. It is alleged that the uegro,
whose name was Goode, got into
trouble with Dock Frctwell and
threatened to kill Mr. Fretwcll. He
started for the house to, get his gun
when he was stabbed by Mr. Harris
and when that gentleman Interfered
the negro drew his knife and made an
assault upon the superintendent. Mr.
Harris had to shoot to save his life,
according lo the testimony offered
This case was completed at ll
j o'clock yesterday morning and the
Jury retired, being out only long
ioug enough to write a verdict not
The following -.deas of gulltv were
entered yesterday morning:
T. Williams, charged with 1 arson,
was sentenced to serve 10 years on
Albort Sharping, a young white
boy, entered a pica of guilty to the
charge of housebreaking and larceny
and was sentenced to five years in
the State Reformatory at Florence.
John Brown entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of larceny and was sen
tenced to serve 18 months on the
This completed the business of the
court for Saturday and an adjourn
ment was taken until 10 o'clock 'Hon
The first week of court has seen
considerable business transacted,
when the time lost on Monday, ,whih
was labor day, and on Tuesday,
which was ?lection day, is taken into
consideration. Solicitor Smith said
yesterday that ha was well pleased
with the progress made thus far.
TREASURY MUST HELP.
Notes on Cotton Must Be Held Over
Until Next Season.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept 12.-A committee j
of southern congressmen and repres
entatives of farmers union? in the
south is being organized by Represen
.live Henry, cf Texas, to work tor an
issue of treasury notes on cotton that
muet be held over until next season
on account of the demoralization ot
foreign markets. Mr. Henry announc
ed tonight that the personnel* of the
committee, to be made up of twenty.
|one members, probably would be com
pleted early next week. He said the |
movement bsd been endorsed by sev
"The ommitteo," said Mr. Henry. |
"will present the situation to the sec-|
rotary of the treasury, the federal re.
serve board and President Yv'iison.
It will ask the government to take
j over the surplus cotton ; to be held
by it through these loans until the
market reopens. Nothing less will
protect many people ot the south from
AFRAID OJ? RUSSIA
Petrograd, Sept. 32.-Word comes ]
from Sophia, that influenced by re.
cent Russian victories, Turkey will j
not risk an adventure against Rus- j
RU!*i*Q? y?turning frnm Vienna say!
the impression that the Austrian re
verses mean the investment of the
capital dominates the spirit of the
people. After the capture by the Rus
sians of Lemberg, capital of Oslicia,
an extraordinary council was called.
Count Berchtbld, minister of foreign
The shipment of gold to Turkey hy
way of Roumanie continues.
;NECA SCHOOL OPENS.
; EH relines t This Tear Is Larger Than
Any Prevftus RecOri.
Seneca, Sept ll.--Seneca' high
school opened Monday morning. Pat
rons i were out in force to lend en
couragement to teachers and pupil?.
Superintendent Smith has the same
corps of teachers. Mr. Bramlet, except
Misses Stringer and Moore, who take
the places Ailed by Misses Kittie Sllgb
sad Sadie Parker.
Emperor Loses Three Sens
London, Sept 13.-An Ostend dis
patch to the Renter Telegraph Com
"Crown Prince William and Prince
Adslbert of Prussia, the emperor's
third son, and Prince Carl, of Wurt
! tersburg. are reported to have ' died
in a hospital at Brussels.
CLEMSON MEN ARE
BACK IN HARNESS
Anderson Bey Writes of What
Upper Classmen Have Been
Doing Since College Opened
j Within the 'ust few days a number
of Anderson iioys have loft fo? Clem
Bon College to take up their duties at
that institution for tho coming year
land therefore the news of what they
are doing there and Of the progress
they have made will be of Interest to
readers of Tho Intelligencer. The
following letter was recoived in An
derson yesterday from J. C. Hamlin:
"The 'Old Mon,' (sophs, juniors and
ueniors) returned to college Tuesday,
the sill. Already 03 per cent of the
last year's men (deducting last year's
seniors) have returned. More arc ex
pected at an early date. The "new
men" (freshmen) will arrive Tu o sd ay,
thc 15th. This year is a record break
er for Clemson in the number of ap
plicants, there being 1003 applications
received in tho president's office. More
Coach "nob" Williams has return
ed nnd football practico began Thurs
day, the 10th. He is assisted by three
of last yes r's 'varsity men, "Hop"
dandy, "Jule" Carson and "Brock"
Lewis. It ia too early to tell who will
make good yet but several men show
great form. There are titree Ander
son boys who show good form. These
nre "Toinmio" Webb, "Little Rip"
Major and "Mac" McConnell,
than 100 wc?"? refused entrance on ac.
count of limited accommodations.
LIBEL SUIT DISCUSSED
Roosevelt'* Attorneys Want Tr%l
Outside of Albany County*
(By Associated Press.)
Albany, N. Y., opt \2.-Supreme
Court Justice Chester reserved de
cision today on the motion of Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt's attorneys to
have the $50.000 suit for alleged libel
brought against him by Republican
State Chairman William Barnes, tried
outside Albany county. Mr. Barnes'
The attorneys were given until next
Saturday to file additional briefs. In
cidentally Mr. Roosevelt's answer to
the Barnes complaint was made a part
of the record of today's proceedings.
The principal plea for a change of
venue was made on the allegation
that Mr. Barnes dominhtsfe Albany
county politics and that lt would be
Impossible to obtain an impartial trial
here. The Roosevelt attorneys Inti
mated that the Burns counsel should
consent to a change of venue. To this
W. M. Ivins, appearing for mr. Barnes,
"Knowing the temper of the dc?
fendant, Mr? Roosevelt, if we consent
ed it immediately would be utilized,
by him as an admission by us ot the
fact that we have the political con
trol with which he charges us."
In the Roosevelt answer, political
activities or Mr. Barnes for the past
twenty years are commented upon.
Mr. Ivins contended that the greater
part of the answer was not relevant
tn tho pending motion, but was "an
aggravation of the libel. He added
that Mr. Roosevelt , ss president, had
appointed MT. Barnes collector of the
port of Albany.
"If," Mr. Ivins continued, "Presi
dent Roosevelt kept Mr Barnes in
office for several years, knew all the
things about him then that this an
swer alleges, then 'President Roose
velt'o actions were nothing less than
"~" BETHE'TI KG IN ORDER
Critics Say German Army Is ta Good
Parla. Sent. 12.-Military critics,
although appreciating fully the Ger
man reverse along the Une from Paris
to Verdun and applauding the splen
did feat of arms of the French and
British troopsi caution! the pun] lc
against a too rapid assumption that
the invader? ar* beating a disorderly
retreat. The critics point ont that a
great army, such' as the Germans
have poshed into France, stilt post
sesees considerable power of resist
ing pursuers and that lt may assume
a counter offensive.
Discussing rumors of s German
rtage of ammunition, authoritative
circles acknowledge that the lack may
hare occurred in some portions of the
fighting "ac, bot decline to believe
that a fighting machine such as the
German army with an open country
at lt? hack while advancing, would
be allowed to run short as a. whole.
Belgians are Victoriens
'London, Sept. 12.-An Ostend dis
patch from the Exchange Telegraph
"The Belgian troops have Just gain
ed an important success at OrtenbCg
between Louvain and Brussels, cut
ting np a German corps and taking a
number of prisoners. The line toward
Liege has been occupied by the Bel
ATTEMPTS BY THE KAISER'S
TROOPS TO TAKE PARIS
Have Repulsed Foe At All Points
and Attacking Army I? Steadily
(By Associated Press.)
London. Sept. 12.-Tho German ar
mies willoh a week ago today com
menced a series of violent attempts
to break through tho French center
have found their effortu f.:?.?lo and.
evacuating Vltry-LeFrancols, the piv
ot of their offensive and where they
had fortified already strong natural
positions, they have retired north,
Tliis retirement was made impera
tive by tho continued retreat of the
German right wing, which is some
where northwest of Rheims, and the
defeat or an army corpa which waa
operating just east ot Vitry-LeFran
e?la, around Revigny and , Sermalse,
and which, in ita hurry to Join the re
tirement, left a quantity of war ma
riai behind for the French to pick
The Germans in the Argonne dis
trict, likewise, have begun to fall hack
so that the pressure on the forts
southeast of Verdun, which a Berlin
report said the Germans had com
menced to bombard, should be reliev
In Lorraine, too, the French claim
to have won further successes and to
have been enabled to straighten ont
their line along that frontier. They
have occupied territory east of the
forests cf Champenoux, tiedbeviller,
Resaignvlller and Saint Die, thus get
ting In closer tonch with their troops,
which, since, the. early days* of the
war, hav*Ti?l?F? Mt of OeilMSir'ter
ritory itv front of Colmar.
Apparently the Germans, who sent
the best of their army farther west
to taks pfirt ic the advance pu Paris,
have found the mountains of Moselle
and Vosges, where the French were
in strong positions, too hard a pat to
While French reports say that the
French army ls following np all thea*
successes, lt would appear that their
most serious driving movement is
taking place against the German right
wing, which since Saturday last, han
traveled north fluter than it went
south, i On Friday this Wing disposed
of General von .Cluck's army and part
of General von Buelow's cur??*, occu
pied a line which follows tht Vss?s
and the railway from Boissons
through Flames to the mountains
south of Rh Bini tr.
Today, however, these troops must
have gone still further north or east,'
ss the British official resort says
the British cavalry reached that lins
today, between Seisnoas and Fisses,
and that a number of prisoners were
It is believed that General Sir John
French, who won a reputation aa ona
of the greatest cavalry leaders in the
south African war, will cling to the
heels of this retreating army as long
as hi? men and horses can stand the
strain. It ls possible, too, that he
will get assistance from the French
cavalry, which bas nott been heard of
to any great extent during this war
and which bj credited with being the
equal of any in the world.
The French official report refere to
this retirement aa a general retreat,
and from the rate at which Germane
are traveling lt would seem to he
such, sltbough military experts are of
the opinion that they may make a
stand or a counter offensive when re
inforcements Which have been sent
from Belgium reach them. _
It ia believed ittat a portion of tn*>
German army which ia falling beek
on Revigny ls almost certain to put
up a hard fight in the forest of Ar
gonne, where military men expected
General Joffre, the French commander
In chief, to make his defense at the
outset, and which affords splendid
positions against ??tacU.
The Belgian army ha* become ac
tive again and according to official
reports tonight, ls advancing treen
the forts around Antwerp. It appar
ently baa divided into sections and
has re-occupied both Aerschot r/vt
Matines, where there have been v*
many engagement? In the peet few
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CHANCE WILL QtIT
May Net Manago New York Aneri*
cans Arter Tkb Beesen
(By Associated Praest)
New York, Sept. 8 -Frank Chance
will not manage the New Yo*k Ameri
can League club after the close of
this season and may quit on Septem
ber 15, it was made known late today.
A physical clash between Chance and
former Chief Devery, one cf the own
ers ot the einb waa averted in the ?lob
boase today after today's game.