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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 342. rTeeUy, E.tabUshed i860; D?fljr, Janis, ?1?. ANDERSON, S. C, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1914. $5.00 PER ANNUM PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAR DECLARED BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA
PROGRESS OF THE
REPORTS REPEAT PREVIOUS
CLAIMS OF GREAT RUS
BETWEEN THE TWO
RIVERS IN POLAND
Berlin Declare? That nu Decisive
Battle Ha? Been
The curtain fer still 'dow0 the hattie
front ia Poland, between the Vistula
and Warta rivers. How the week's
battle between the 'Russians and the
Germans is progressing is not known.
Unofficial reports repeat. previous
claims of a great Russian victory.
Petrograd has. not officially stamped
them true. Berlin in lu latest report
simply says fighting in Poland has as
sumed the proportions of a continu
ous battle. It gives no geographical
position of Uiis fighting and may re
fer to the operations westward from
Warsaw or to those in the vicinity ot
Czenstochowa and still farther south
along the Gallclan frontier.
In this latter district and in Galicia,
according to latest reports of the Rus
sian commander-in-chief, the Musco-,
vite forces have hsd numerous suc
cesses. Captures of men and muni
tions are recorded on the Csenstoche
wa-Cracow line,! along the Szreulawa
river In Poland; In Galicia on the
Baba and Vistula rivers and before
the town of Bochnta, which was
Berlin's latest official report an
nounced victories in western . Galicia
and progress in the Carpathians for
lae Tent?n allie?.
Heavy fighting is In progress in
northwestern Servia but show is ham
pering operations. The Montenegrins
The British admiralty announces
that the collier Khartoum has been
blown up'by & mine off Grimsby, Eng
land. Her crew was saved.
Lloyd's reports that tn addition to
the British, steamer Malachite, tho
sinking of which off Havr? he? beeb
announ*: id previously, a German sub
marine has sent to the bottom .off
Havre the British steamer Primo.
The British parliament has adjourn
ed-the houso ot lords to January 6
and the house of commons to February
At the last session of tim house ci
commons Winston Spencer Churchill,
first lord of the admiralty, announced
that is vic-A- cf Great Britain's rapid
construction of warships* she could
lose a dreadnought every month for
a year and still maintain her superior
ity over Germany tn these ships. '
David Lloyd George, the British
chancellor of the exchequer, announc
ed that the British war loan of $1,
750,000,000 hall been largely oversub
The former German cruiser Gooben,
now of the Turkish navy, lost eleven
killed tn her recent fight with th?
Russians ta the Blsck sea.
A coroner's Jury has decided that
the killing and wounding of Gorman
war prisoners M a riot at the deten
tion camp on the Isle of Man was Jus
The French stock exchange will re
open December 7.
- .. ...'..*.
LONDON, Nov. ?T.-"Whlle Petrograd
correspondents continue to declare
the Prussian* have won a/great vic
tory over the Gormans in Poland, of
ficial confirmation still ta lacking. Al
though Russian headquarters say thc
advantage In the fighting remains ?^Ua
their troops, Berlin declares that nc
decisive battle has been fought. Some
German newspapers claim success foi
The silence of Grand Duke Nicho
las, Russian commander-in-chief lt
Ute east, a? to the progress of the bat
tle tn Poland, ls causing unfavorable
comme.* in Russia. Advices fron:
Petrograd say there ts a feeling there
that perhaps newspaper claims or *
Kassian success have been exaggerat
In Ute western war sone compara
tive quiet preval?a No reports ol
heavy fighting have been recorded- ii
several dsys. slthougb there have
been Intermittent artillery duels end
small infantry encounters.
The Ruuiuntaa parliament ?rill meei
tomorrow and the fotare course ot ac
tion of Ulla kingdom probably will TM
decided. It ie said Rumania U pre
pared to cede to Bulgaria some bf th?
territory which shs G^?S?? after Un
second Balkan war at the 0x7*0*0 el
ber neighbor. This may mean thai
Bulgaria ts about to take ber stace
with tba Allies sad in return be per
reamed to straighten ont her bounder
toa and take mero of the country la
habited by ber uattonaja.
Ia addition to a contingent of gl.<
eeo mea wno already are la Kwgtand
ti ?a aasoaneed that Australia bat
ralead a second contingent ot Ift/MH
STORY THAT WILL
WHEN FULL DETAILS OF RUS
SIAN VICTORY IN POLAND
Blow to Germany's Finest Troop
Such ?a Has Not Been Delt
Since Days of Napoleon.
(By Associated Pms.)
LONDON, Nov. 28. -2:40 a. m.
The. Morning Post's Petrograd cor
respondent says that when full de
tails of thc Russian vlctpry in Poland
are available they will furnish a story
that will astonish the world- a story
telling of a blow to Germany's finest
troops such as had not been dealt
since the days of Napoleon.
The correspondent also makes an
interesting disclosure concerning a
success he says the Russian Baltic
fleet under command of Admiral von
Essen achieved early In September..
His dispatch In substance ls as fol
"It appears that German warships
had acquired the habit of cruising in
the BalUc up to the limit which the
Russian fleet bad decided to hold.
Admiral von Essen painted several of
his cruisers and destroyers with Ger
man colors sud under cover of fog
gy weather Joined the German ships.
The presence of the Russian war
ships was not suspected.
"The admiral opened fire, sinking
one German cruiser and badly dam
aging another, while the Russian de
tsroyers put in good work on the
smaller German craft, Having doliv
. oren this blow, the Russian vessels
sailed home, untouched.
i: "The German* naturally remained
silent regarding this fight and for
Ift^Ffi^a^l?ff or the corot*
ed SV George crosses were distribut
ed among those who were responsl
1 hes tor the success of this venture."
in connection with, the foregoing
story it is interesting to note s brief
official statement given OK in Lon
don September 4 reading:
"According to information derived
from a trustworthy source seven
/German destroyers and torpedo boats
have arrived at Kiel lu a damaged
condition and lt is understood that
others have been sunk .in tue vicin
ity of the Kiel Canal." ;
Horses for the Armies.
New Orleans. Nov. 27,- The British
steamers Rowanmore and Asian
which cleared from here today car
ried 2,444 horses said .to b? for the
use of tho British sud French armies,
in .addition to largs cargoes of cotton
and gram. The Romanmore cleared
for Bordeaux and the Asian for Liv
erpool vie Avonmouth.
Decade Shooting of
Prisoners Wat Justified
(By Associated Preta.)
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, via London,
Nov. 27.-(7:40 p. m.)-A coroner's
5 jury today decided that the shooting
of severs! ' Gorman prisoners of war
. in a riot at'Ute Isle of Man detention
camp last week was justified.
Colonel Mad oe, camp commandant,
I testified ho thought the riot wsa pre
? arranged. Tho clash was in the dln
> lng room and the commandant asid a
. red hand made . of cardboard was
. placed on the dining root; table at
i dinner, and that a chair waa thrown
i through a window. The guards were
> nuable to use their bayonets and in
?thc- oplulon of Colonel Madoc were
. Jnatlflo? ?s Urins.
; Russian Commander
Is .Much Embarrassed
! (By Associated ? PraaO .?
I PKTRonn*n_ wer. 27.-"Thc l?tzs
. alan commander Is much embarrassed
by the fact that wireless apparatus,
? cannon ead machine guns for repels
f lng attacks by the Russian aeroplanes
k", have been mounted on steeples of old
> j Catholic churches tn Cracow, Glac ia,"
[.says a semi official statement tonight.
The statement continu?e:
t "To appropriate to such use his
? tortcal monuments denotes tho Ger
tr man military authorUlee' desire to
. compel the Russeins to bombard the
> Poliah etty, the fortifications ot which
? form the last bulwarks ot the Hans
? Elset Weesen President
. CHARLOTTE. N. C, Nov. 27.-For
. the first time in the history ot tbs
. teachers assembly they elected a wo
man as president, the chotos being
? Med mary O. Oraban?, ot Charlotte,
. sssstant superintendent of Meoklen
I barg county schools, elster, ot Presl
? Sent & Jd Graham, of the Universi
ty ot North Carolina,
. 1 ? *;<--?---- , 1
Ancient Wall for Defense of Constantinople. ? |HE8fflir^
This is the ancient wall of the water front of jPonstantinopIe || la
battleships if they succeed in entering the Bosoms. The l| K^KffBMB'?|
wall has been built for many hundred years. Stones itt ||
their native shape and mortar were the matcrij|jt used. But ||| .f^^t?Si
since modern cement of fifty feet in thickness hms been blown || . \^^??^?2?BS? '-h I
to bits by the artillery used in this war the oldiwall may not pf l?SEa8
last;lo^^ Russian, ^^y^^^ ^
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(By AMDciaUxl Fran.) '
NACO, - Ariz., Nor. . 27.-Governor
?daytorena's ' attackers lost between
GOO and 800 men In the fighting at
Naco. Benora, November 18, accord
ing to a wounded .nmn found by offi
cer* of the Carranza garrison, who
made a sortio into the ' Maytoronu
trenches today. Tile Carranza officer
found eight men' alive, including tho
wounded man, who was dying from
The wounded soldier said many of
his wounded comrades were left on
tho field td' die. Yaqui Indians sent
back by Maytorena to rescue them
merely looted the dead, he said.
Repast Given lu Ii
(By Auocwted Prws.)
LOND0?, . Nov. 27.-There was a
large gathering at the American
Luncheon Club today at a "repast
given in honor of tho arrival at Dav
enport this week of the Chiitemas
ship Jacoe, bringing Christmas pres
ents from the children of America to
Ute yoong folk of the warring coun
tries ot Europe.
Jots Callen O'Loughlin. renrenent
injg the ftew?Morrs !n ,the United
States, who aided- in Uie collecting
ot presents sent .by tho children, .ot
Destruction of Boat
(By Aanctalnd Pren.)
BARI, Italy, via. Rome, Nov. 27.
(7:86 p. m<)-A mine that had float-!
ad tros?.tts. moorings exploded near,
hero today, destroying a fishing boat
and killing four men. . Tho explosion
of this mine, said to have been plant- i
ed hy Austria, has aroused indigos- ]
tkn among Italians along the Adria- j
tic coast. 1
Italy recently protested to Austria
concerning drifting mines and was as
sured lhere would be no repetition ot
Britt? Cellier Blown Dp.
(Br AwcXiatod Pms.) .
Nov. 27.-The Brtfeh
this evening announced that
Khartoum had'been Mown
up today hy a mine off Grimsby. a ie
crew ot the Khartoum was landed at
Grimsby ls on the south hank ot Ute
Humfear, if-miles southeast of Hull.
A IVov. Mr. Winthrow was struck
today.by a bullet fired by Yaqui snip
Villa Forces Enter Mexko City
131..."ASO, Texei, Nov. 27.-A part
of General Villa's forces have enter
ed Mexico City, but Villa remains et
Tula. A train, the first in many weeks,
left Mexico City today_ for Juarez.
This we? learned when rall anti wire
conimunlcatious were opened between
the national capital and the border.
An official Villa report today, said that
General Caballero, the Carranga lead
er, whose troops hold Tampico, had
recognized the convention party .
looor of the
Santa Claus Ship
America, wa? the guest of honor. The
Jason is preparing to leave Daven
port tomorrow for France, and conse
quently her of dee rs could not bo pres
Walter H. Page, the American am
bassador, presiding. Among those
present were Lord Northcliffe and Sir
Gooree . Riddell. Mr. O'LaOghltn ad
dressed Ute meeting. Sir George Rid
dell expressed th?s appreciation of
Great Britain.. Ho said Americans
"???i?. noted tor their.original ideas
and the enthusiasm with ?Which -they
carried them. out.
Bumed to De ath
Under His Car
(By AMocimtcd ' Pf??.)
WILMINGTON, Del.. Nov. 27.--The
body of- aa automobile driver found
last night burned to death under his
car at New Castle, near here, was
identified today as that of Harry
Doughty, or Franklin City, Va The
body was found by the crew of a trol
ley car. It is believed Doughty wan
on'hts way from Wilmington to his
home alone when the car tamed tur
tle and pinned him beneath lt.
Presldeat Sotaras te Capital.
(By Aato^atml Pim)
WILLIAMSTOWN Mass., Nov. 27.
President Wilson brought his Thanks
giving visit here to a close today,
leaving In time to reach Washington
at ?: 30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
As soon aa he arrive**. Ur, Wilson
?rill.plunge into work, completing his
message to congress and oort erring
with possessional leaders on the leg
FOP HG SIE!
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THE ARMY AND NAVY FOOT- '
BALL TEAMS IN PHILA
The Army Will Enter Game a
Favorite on the Season's j
(By Auortatrd Vre,*.)
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27.- The
Army mid Navy football Uams ar- j
rived here today for their annual lame
tomorrow? and' tonight tho city's ho
tels were ?cvowded with football root
era' from * many parts of the United
States. Everything points to a great
game except the w-ather. Late' today
tho shies clouded and the forecast
for tomorrow was colder, probably
The teams late today were drilled
for an hour on Franklin Field. The
West'Point team, look the field first
and practiced In secret There was no
scrimmage, but the players were put,
through a . severe drill. Wt straight
football with.a few trick plays. Much,
attention was given the forward, pass/
After the cadets o ni? .the "dHii tho
SC Navy players were divided Into
three teams and. put th lough a fast
drill. Many intricate plays were prac
tlccd. ' . j
The players spent . tho . evening
quiet at their. hotels . and .all obeyed)
tho'order of "lights out" at 10 p. m. j
. The Army will enter the. gamo a j
favorite os thc ssasot-'o recoid. xne j
Navy has been beaten twice this year '
which the Army has not suffered a
defeat. The Army bas shown the
greater Scoring power and juding ty
the small number ot points made
against it, ls strong on defensive. The
Navy has been scored on in six'of its
eight games. i
Army coaches are not ' as free tn i
predicting victory as - ara their sup
porters. They declare too much de
pendence should not be placed on the
The Navy torpee ts to win. AU the
players are reported in excellent con- '
dillon and the coaches declare thav '
the midshipmen's game has steadily
The crowd ls expected to be the
largest that ever saw an Army-Navy
game in Philadelphia. More than 22,
000 seats given athletic officials af the
two institutions were distributed free
to officers of'the. two departments,
senators and representatives In Con
gress. . other officials of the govern- '
meat and friends of officers in the two
services. The Ualverstty of - Pennsyl
HE IS INNOCENT
LEO M. FRANK GIVES OUT <
STATEMENT FROM HIS
REVIEWS THE 1
Says He Wee Prosecuted For a1
Crime of Which He Had No
(By AiwnnntJ-d Pit-M.)
ATLANTA, Nov. 27.-Leo M. Frank, |
under sentence of death for the mur- i
der here in April 1913, ot Mary Pha-lj
gan, today gnve out a statement to ?
the public declaring his innocence of j
the crime and reviewing the clrcum- 1
stances surrounding bis trial and the I
legal stepB taken to obtain for bim
a rehearing or the setting aside ot tho
Frank's statement was given out
from his cell in tho Fulton County
Jail, where ho Iras been confined since
bis arrest several days following the
discovery of Mary Phagan'B body in
th? basement of the pencil factory ot
which Frank was superintendent He
declared he bas been "prosecuted I
wrongfully and grotesquely for a
crime of which' I have no knowledge,"
and mentioned that in all the steps
taken for a new trial the question ot
his guilt or innocence has never been
reviewed by the higher courts, but
only thc legality of the proceedings
hare been considered.
Commenting upon tho conditions
and circumstances surrounding his
trial In Atlanta in July ano August,
Isis, the prisoner in his statement
says: "Tho-Jurors heard the demon
strations bow within and without tho
court room,"'tho applause? when the
prosecution'Scored A point; the dis
approval when the defense?won ? ?.
jpotetwthey saw. the xShlir or Atlanta .
police' and the colonel Ot tho 'mutta
us conference with his . honor the
Jfidge." Continuing tho statement
"If those conditions which obfsmed
constitute a legal judicial trial; If the
issue of life and death could bo reas
onably presumed to be faithfully con
sidered in such an atmosphere- then
?od help us all. . . ? Consider the
12 Jurors; they were on trial too;
their very lives hung in tho'balance.''
The statement relates briefly the
acUons of Frank on the day the mur
der was committed and the prisoner
then turns to a vigorous denunciation
of James Conley, a negro, who was
employed as a sweeper at the pencil
factory, and who was the prosecu
tion's principal witness. Conley now
ls serving a.year's* sentence as an ac
cessory after, the fact to the Phagan
girl's murder. "It was not shown,"
the statement declares, "that Jim
Conley, who had a long police record
had neither the motive to conceive
the crime nor the opportunity to com
mit it. . . . Before you can tako his
negro's word, he must show that he
himself ls innocent"
Frank closes his statement with re
iteration of his declaration of his own
innocence and with further charges
against the veracity of Conley.
Foreleg Them to Belara*
(By Associated Press.)
PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 27.-War
conditions ir. Canada aro forcing fug
itives from justice? from the United
States to return to this country, ac
cording to Clarence L. Reames, Unit
ed States district attorney here. Care
ful watch tho Canadian authorities
ke-ip on foreigners and tho fear of
conscription are contrlbuUng causes.
' Will Protect Cuban C?USCBR*
l?jr Associated Pres*.)
HAVANA, Nov. 27.-The Cuban flag
ship Cuba sailed today for Vera Crus
under instructions to protect Cuban
citizens there and to repatriate all
who desire to return to Cuba.
Endorsed Monroe Doctrine.
(By Associated rr-.)
MONTCLAIR, N. J:, Nor. 27.-Wil
liam Howard) Taft, hi an.address here
tonight endorsed the Monroe Doctrine,
discussed Its relation to the European
war and declared Interference by tho
United States in Mexico and Central
America has had notting to do with
Arrested by O ?a Officers.
. (By Assort ai tri Praia.)
VERA CRUZ, Nov. 27.-General
Lucio "lanco. the last of the Consti
tutionalist leaders to evacuate the
capital, bas been arrested.by his own
officers and la on his way to Vera
Crus, accords pr to a report here
vania's seats, about 8.000. were sold.
The proceeds will go to the service or
ganisations that look siter relief
work for widows and orphans of en
listed army and navy men.
Secretaries Garrison, Lane end
Houston and Ike assistant secretar
ies of war and the nary are expected
to seo the game. _ .>
IS NOT READY
CANNOT EXPRESS OPINION
ON REQUEST OF SOUTH
Secretary Bryan Will Take the
Matter Up With President
(By AModstwl Frew.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. -Tho
United States government is not ready
according to an announcement today
by. Secretary Bryan, to express an
opinion on the request . ot South
American nations for cooperation hy
Washington In negotiations with Eu
ropean belligerents looking to the ex
clusion ot their warships from the
waters of this hemisphere. Mr. Bry
an said, howevor, he would take Use
subject up with President Wilson
on his return.
The Peruvian ' minister today com
munlcated to Mr. Bryan in detail his
government's proposal for the estab
lishment of a neutral tone tu the At
lantic and the Pacific. It would ex
tend the territorial wstera of neutral
countries from tho present limit of
three miles to a designated meridian
within which merchantmen of all.na
tions would be free from molestation.
Ambassador Da Gama, of . Brasil,
took up with Mr. Bryan tho general
subject of concerted act ion. on tho part,
of tho Pan-American republics to ef
fect a restoration . of trade between
tire two continents. He held been in
structed to sound the. American gov
ernment as to its atUQsjfcjtelrsrd var
ious suggestions advanced, but Mr.
government ned not determined on
its course Tho Braal lian government
has been anxious to ascertain the at
titude of the American government
toward suggestions df thia kind beirut
?saki?ig formai suggestions itself.
. Beyond admitting tiret the various
suggestions were undo - consid?ration,
Secretary Bryan declined to discuss
the proposition of "the United States
government. To . one diplomat,. how- ,
ever, he poined out the desire of the
United States to take no action which
would- mest with disfavor, by - bel ll -
gerenta and might impair toe influ
ence of this government when time
for tho settlement ot the war arriv
\v.\en the Latin American diplomats
exchanged views on different propos
als the European diplomats said to
day they were uninformed as to the
attitude of their respective govern- 1
menta. At the British and German em
bassies it was said tito Latin-Ameri
can countries had made no formal
communications to their governments.
Germany's Submarine? Have
Made One of Their Most Dar- ,
(By Awociaied Fra?.)
LONDON. Nov. 27.-(10:20 a. m.)
It was reported by Lloyd's today that
two British steamers were sunk off
Havre yesterday by 'German sufl
"The steamers were the Malachite
and the Primo. Their crews were rcs
enid. Those ison ike malachite wera
landed at Southampton and those from
the Primo at Fecamp, France, cn the
english Channel. . %?j
Llyod's report indicates that Ger
many's submarines have made one of
their most daring feats. This ls Uta
first oeoasio** when theil* sitivitiss
have been reported In these waters.
Apparently they made thetf wsy
through the straits nt Dover to a poa?
moro than 150 miles from their nesbitt
The Malachite was a small Steamer. .
of 718 tons gross. Sho waa built In
Glasgow In 1902. The grose tonnage
of the Primo was 1,866. She jaree laid
down in Stockton in 1898?
Cotton Warehonse Destroyed. ^
(By AaneittSd Pre*?.)
COLUMBUS, Ga,, Nov. 27.-Fire late'
today destroyed a cotton warehouse
containing 1,200 balea at Georgetown,
Ga. The loss ls estimated at 660.O00,
partially covered hy Insurance.
Charged With Negligence, *
CBy AwoeUtM JW,)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27--Cap
teln J. J. Carey, of tho steamship
Hanalel, wrecxed on Dux bury Reef
last Monday with al oas bf sa lives,
was charged today by federal Inepcc- a
tora with negligence and unskiilul
navigation. Ho will be tried next week.