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NEW SERIES, VOL. 1, NO. ?. W??kly. l?tobU??e* 18?; Dal?* Jan. 18, !'./.<.
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ANDERSON, S. C.,
MORNING, MA\32, 1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR,
HEAVY FIGHTING GOING ON
!N RUSSIAN POLAND
THE DEEP SNOW;
Turkish Soldiers KUI Hundreds of
Civilians, Loot and Burn
Wliilc there IH a lull In the wost,
heavy fighting i? going cm in Rus
sian Poland and ?-astern GalfCla. The
fjusjliin official dlspatchea report the
capture of several vllingps and
heights northeast .if PraaihySa; in
l err ?tory when- some of the fiercest
fighting of the wur has occurred. Al
so, near the border town of Taurog
gen and in East Prussia, close to
Memel, battles are being fought which
Indicate tfne intention of the Ru.isiu.ns
o? again forcing their way, If possi
ble, into tho country of the German3.
Although the opposing forces in the
Caipathlans and East Galicia ar?,
struggling to their utmost in the deep
snow and under the most trying con
ditions, no i.hange worthy of note
has taken place in the situation.
Austria is reported to be continu
ing work on fo"rtiflcatlon3 aleng Uv.'
italian frontier, and the garrisons
have been reinforced by artillery and
A largo quantity of sholls bound
from Germany for Turkey has been
held up by me Rumanian govern
ment, according to a dispatch from
thc Kalkan agency.
Switzerland advices say that th?
Germans are building two strategical
railroads on the Alsace-Lorraine
frr.ntior to strengthen the strassburg
system of fortifications.
?ft? Zeppelin has' attached- ..-?Ca?ale,
dropping bombs with tho pbject, ot
destroying the railway station. This
mot with no success, but'seven per*
sons were killed.
Another British steamer. the
Glcnartnev, from Bangkok for London,
loaded with rice, has been torpedoed
by a German submarine off Reachy
Head in the English Channel. One
of tho crew was drowned.
The entire Sudan, including Khar
tum and ais? parts of Nubia, are
held by tho Dervishes, according to
tho .story told by a German merchant
who* has returned to Berlin from
Egypt. Thc British general Hawley
and almost 2,000 of his men are said
to lhave been lulled near Fashoda In
December: while earlier in November
Scnuss! tribesmen are reported to
have killed two hundred Australians
near tho Pyramtds. Railroad and
telegraph lines were destroyed.
Advices received by the British
foreign office say Turkish soldiers in
thc Urumlah district of Persia re
cently killed several hundred civilians
. . and looted and burned village?.
Tli ree st camera carrying American
meat products, which bsd been de
tained hy the British government
for examination, have been permitted
to proceed. ?'They are the Norwegian
ICIsu, the Swedish Greklnnd . and the
American A- A. Raven.
The German Reichstag has adopted,
without debate, the war estimates and
also passed tho foreign estimates.
The French chamber of deputies
ha? unanimously passed a bill au
thorizing tho government to raise the
limit for the issue of treasury bonds
from 1700,000,000 to $900.000,000.
Owing to precarious health oonr
dit lons in Serbia, an American aanl
.tary commission under the auspices
of the American Red Cross and the
rockefeller foundation shortly will
begin work there to stamp out typhus j
(CONTINUED ON PAG?TT) I
The Whole of
* ?)?%SJocUt<)d rrrts.)
rtERLlN. jtfrch 18.-(By Wlrlesa.)
. -A German merchant who recently
has returned "from Egypt ls'authority
for the declaration that tho whole of
tho Satten including Khartum, and
also parts of Nubia ure in possession
of the Denrisbus.
The statements of tho traveler are
published in. tho" Vbsslsch? Zeltung.
He d', cribe , also ian engagement near
Fashoda last December tn which Gen
oral Hawley,-of the British army, and
a number of other officers, together
with almost 2.CO0 men,, lost their
Thc merchant In question relates a
Btcry of the alleged uprising of the'
Scnushl tribesmen In November, ile
declares that they destroyed an Aus
tralian camp near tho Pyramid? on
November 1?, killing 200 Australian?
ami capturing guns and pro
Irater In .largo force, not loss than
&M>00, they overflowed the entire
province of Fayum and destroyed all
railroads, including tho Catro-As
Against U. S. Government in Aid
ing to Procure a False Amer
(By A?*ccii?tcd Presi.)
NEW YORK, Mardi 18.- Richard
Madden and Gustave Cook, of Hobo
ken, were found guilty tc. lay of con
spiracy a?ainU the United States gov
ernment in aiding Richard Stegler. a
German navul reservist, to procure a
false American passport. The jurors,
selected for their neutral opinions bh
Ihe European war. made 'a strong
recommendation for mercy."
Tho inen will IM? aenteuced tomor
row and Immediately afterward Stea
ler, who bee-rue a government wh
iles;., will be called for trial. His
counsel announced Stegler would
plead guilty and throw himself upon
Hie court's mercy. It ia expected that
in asking y light sentence for Steg
ler, his counsel will refer to inter
national aspects of the ease not
brought out in trial, but given pub
licity nt the tim? Stegler was arrest
The penalty for tho offense 1? a
maximum of two years In prison, $10.
000 fine or both. Cook was accused
of Introducing Stegler to Madden, and
Madden of furnishing Stegler willi his
birth certificate to enaglc him lo pro
cure the passport in Madden's name.
?(By A??orialcft Pro,->.)
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah..'* March
18.-Fourteen State university pro
fessor;* resigned todav as a result of
the attitude of the board of regenta
In upholding President J T. King*
bury's dismasRal of four profesBor?
and his demotion of the head of the
English department recently. Other
resignations are expected.
Feeling throughout the State has
been strong since the dismissals. The
fact that all the five men affected are
non-Mormons led to a belief fhat re
ligious or political considerations
caused thc action.
Fire* lit Deserter ;
Wounds Blind Peddler
(liv A?Mc?Ucd I'nw.)
NEW Y?RKj Marc'n 18.-Sergeant
Henry Wetiting. of the 64th coast
artillery. U. S. A.. fired four ateel
jackeded bullets from an automatic
pistol at a deserter whom he was pur
suing at ?.Sth Stree', and Broadway to
day, nnd wounded a bliud puddler, thc
deserter. JoBenh Fleishman, and
Charles Hunt, of Washington. D. C.
In the general rush of the matinee
crowd for shelter, several pcraous
trampled uor.n the wounded peddle.*.
He was hurried to Bellevue, while the
sergeant and his prisoner were taken
to a police station. Sergeant Wetiting
was charged with felonious assault
and paroled in army custody to ap
pear in court tomorrow.
Denies Receiving Letters.
NORFOLK. Va.. March 18.--Oaptalo
Max Thierichens, of the German aux
iliary cruiser Ei'el Friedrich, which
arrived in Newport- News a week ago,
stated tonight that he had not receiv
ed any letters from persons threaten
ing to destroy his uhip.
. HALIFAX. N. S.. March 18.-Cap
tain J. W. Hatherly, commander of
'the Allen liner Mongolian, was killed
aboard his ship here yesterday when
a wire holst broke, striking him on
Discover New Caite*. .
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 18.
State and federal authorities who
had believed the foot and mouth dis
ease in Ulis section had been check
ed discovered todsy that a - herd of
480 cattle and 280 hogs at a Louis
ville distillery had become Infected.
, Tgf- .-? <r~t.- , , ar- -
shan'line. December 1 they destroyed
the Alexandria-Cairo railroad near
Thousands of tribesmen responded
to Che appeal of the Dervishes and
on December 13. 40,000 of them
marched in the direction of Fashoda,
on tho Whig? ?jlle, where Gc?man
Hawley opposed, them with ?,000
troops. Of thc men under Hawley ail
the native soldiers deserted to tbe
Dervishes, leaving him,with only 2,
000 men. Most of this contingent was
killed, .and General Hawley and all
his officers fell.- Nnbnr-El-Asl, com
manding the Dervishes, had all hla
. As a result of this victory ell thc
nativo chief joined-the Dervishes, who
on January 1 took possession of thc
Important military nost at Nofoer, In
the district of Senoar.
Thia merchant declares- further
more that the Dorvishes destroyed al!
the telegraph lines In lower- Egypt.
No word of the conquest of the Sudan
has been allowed to leak out.
REPRESENTATIVES OF U. S.
DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES TO j
FROM THEIR OWN
Belligerent Governments Will '
Allow Prisoners to Furnish
Statements of Treatment
(By A*.ivci:itr.l Pn'M.)
WASHINGTON. Maret) 18--An ar- |
rangement between Great Britain and I
Germany anti Austria by which re- .1
presentatives of thc United State:*;1
will inspect and report upon I
allen prison camps in those countries, j ]
and distribute to prisoners supplies [
(roux their own governments or other
?iources, was announced tonight by
the ..tat.- department, and it was
stated that through the good oflices
ol the American government similar
arrangements were under contem
plation between Russia and France ?
and Germany and Austria. i
The agreements tire based upon rec
ommendations in a report by ("hand
ler P. Anderson, ?ormerly counsellor
of the state department, who con
ferred with the foreign ofllcc of
Great Britain, Germany and Austria
last November and visited some of j
the detention camps lu those coun
The departments statement In part I
"Through the good offices of the |
United States an arrangement has
been entered into betw-.-en Great Erl
tain and Germany and Austro-Hun
gary and t?. similar arrangement is un
der contemplation between Germany
and Austria-Hungary and Russia and
Francell by which representatives of
the United States ia theed countries
^wlll be_aulhorIzed to inspect and re
"\vSri upoii prisoners'* camps "and 'o?a-*' '
iribute to the prisoners the supplies
from tinelr own governments ?nd
from other sources? '
"Thc basis of this arrangement is,
briefly aa follows:.
"(li Each of the belligerent gov- .
ornmente undertakes to furnish for .
thc information cf the others a com
plete statement of its policy with
regard to the treatment of prinoners, .
with full detalla showing the supplies j
furnished and the conditions of their
life during interment, supplemented
by copie? of orders and Instructions
issuL-d to thc commandants of thc
pr i S? me rs' camps:
"<2> The belligerent governments
will permit the representatives of the
United States In each country to
have access to thc prisoners and will
allow tho prisoners to furnish state- <
men ts about their treatment, the con- )
dillons of life and requirements which
thev wish to have communicated to '.
their own government.
lt is understood that thc Uni.ed
States, in undertaking this work, as
sumes no responsibility of any kind :
beyond ?lie mero transni'ssion of th?
statements and the distribution of ,
supplies furnished, ns above indicat
ed, In accordance with such rcstric
. (lons and regulations as are imposed
by the sOVernmcnts concerned.
"In addition tr. the arrangements
thU3 adopted, these governments have
under consid?ration further arrange
ments for tho exchange and release
of detained enemy allens, which ar
rangements, and the rospr dive posl- j
tlon s o? the belligerent governments j
with respect thereto are understood j
to be as follows: <j
"1. The German and Austro-Hun- I
garlan governments are prepared to I
agre* to the reciprocal release of i
civilians over the ago for compulsory '
ml .tary service under their respoc- J
tine laws, which in Germany Is AT, j
. years, but In Austria-Hungary 42 j
years of fc?c. The British government '
have refused ia yet to reduce the age I
below f>5 in th? cure cf Germany and i
*>0 In tho case i f Austro-Hungary, but
this question Mai been under consld- j
eration and may be reconsidered.
"2. Both sirles have expressed a
willingness to agree to an exchange,
man for mar, of civilians of military
age on the lists to he proposed on
each ?ide for tbe approval of the
"3. The British and German gov
ernments are disposed to. observe the
provisions of articles 6 and 7 of the
11th Hague convention of 1907 rc
. garding tho crows of enemy merchant
ships captured hy a belligerent, but
there has been a difference between
i the two governments ns to tbe mem
/ lng. of these provisions.
The German government internr*.
these a rt'cl es os meaning that th?
j crews of captured ships are not only
i to bc roleosed from imprisonment, but
permitted to return to their own
, country without hindrance if they so
, desire under parole against employ
ai ment in atty service connected with
i the operation? ox the war.
"The British government, on thc
. other band.. Interpret these provis
? Ions as merely requiring the It'sers
tlon on parole in Great Britain of
? the crews of captured merchant ship?,
I . (COKTWra'D ON PAGE 4.) ^
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J Passenger Robbed, o'
) HOUSTON. Tex., Mu.^h 10.- o!
) The Galveston-Houston Interlr- ol
) han due in thin city nt 12:40 o
j o'clock, wuH held dp and robbed o j
j ?onie miles from thc city early o ,
J this morning by three masked o
? men who escaped. Eight passen- ol
> gers lost money abd valuables, o !
3 including ltobert Hu OVnell, of o.
j Houston, vice pr?sidant of tho In- o j
> ternational Itotary j^Bsociation. O
J o o o o o o o o o O o-. O o n o o ri o o
Writ of Habeas
NEW YORK. Marcial?.-A iccond
writ of hubens <orpus?through which
counsel for Harry Iv. Thaw expect to
bring thr ipiestion Of his return to
Miitteawan before tip appellate di
vision of (he suprenfce court. v\aa
signed tonight bv Justice Bljur, of the
supreme court. The ^hearings on the
previous writ, which: was to have
been tomorrow, wilt t h continued one
week, it V/UB nnnrnf) :ed today after
a conference of rf.hji iel . representing 1
L IO tSUE
TO BE USED IN DEFRAYING
CITY'S PART. OF COST OF
BIDS TO BE OPI NED
MARCH THE 31st
At Special Session Aldermen Yes?
ter day Ordinano * Providing
for Issuance ol Bonds
rectlng tho city council of Anderson
Lo i -sue and sell coupon bonds ot the
mw value of $8o.OOO.' to be known "as
"permanent street improvement
bonds" and to be used in the payment
of tho clty'3 one-half of the cost ot
laying street paving in the city, was?
adopted yesterday afternoon at r.
special session oi the aldermen held
at ."> o'clock.
Receive Bids March SI.
The ordinance further provides that
bids for. tho purchase of the bonds
shall be opened and the bonds sold
on March 31, next, or on some con
venient date thereafter. If tho council
should deem it advantageous to the
city's interests, nt the city hall. The
bonds will bc cf ?1,000 denomination
each and shall bear interest at a rate
not exceeding' ~> per cent per annum,
interest payable semi-annually. The
term of the bonds and the prevailing
tate of interest arc points which w!!l
be determined after bids nre received
on 30, 40 and 50 year term bonds, at
inten-.it of 4, 4 1-2 and 5 per cent'. The
ordinance in full is published in
another column of The Intelligencer j
this morning, in tho nature of a legal
4'ity's ?and Lin:ii.
It hud been generally supposed that
city council would authorize the is
suance of bonds to tho amount of
$100,000. It developed on examination,
however, that .the city's bond margin
was hut 983,000. Consequently bonds
exceeding that amount cannot bo Is
sued and sold.
Prior to the adoption of the ordi
nance above mentioned, council adopt
ed an ordinance "to provide for the
payment of the cost of permanent im- 1
proveniente on t'he s'treetB of the city |
of Anderson. S. C., by laying upon ?
the owners cf property Immediately .
abutting on thc streets na Improved j
an assessment in proportion to the
frontage of such property, declaring 1
a lien upon such property for tho pay
ment of the assesjment. etc.."
When the resolutions mentioned
above had been adopted council re
ceived a report from the police com
mittee with ? reference to the conges
tion of. traffic at the hew passenger !
station of the Blue Hldge depot. Thc |
police will be instructed to enforce !
the traffic regulations in regard to the
matter, that ii, not allow mall cr j
express wagons to stand In front of i
the station for longer at a time than S
15 minutes; not allow teams to bet
backed up to tao < curb * with the .
horses'g heads turned Into the ntrret, ;
but make them stop facing north amt '
south; not al lew tho soliciting of \
patrons by beckman., etc. ' ,\
HldewRlk Paving Ordered.
Council authorised the ?ireet com
mutee to have -tho elly engineer pro
coed with tho laying of crUii ?ldc- j
walks about the city as soon ui work
now nader way on Riler street ls
completed. A section oi thc north side
nt West Whitner street, between Tho
Intelligencer building sud the tele
phone building, and a section in front
of Mr. J. P. Catle'.t's place wree or
dered paved. A section of sidewalk
where the nw .miranee to Hotel
ChlquoTa is belns constructed was
ordered Improved ?-as th? sidewalk
In front of the Crtyton drug store.
WILL CONTINUE ONE WEEK
IF NECESSARY, TO TRY
MRS. M. E. SCOTT
The Negro is in Penitentiary for
Safe Keeping-Other News
From the Capitol City
S|x-ri:ii to Tito fbU&iSmr-tr,
COLUMBIA, Mardi 18 -Al (1.ar
tiest request of Solicitor Cooper. Gov
ernor MaimiiiK lias ordered a ftpocltJ
It-rui of court for Abbeville count.,
to begin on Thursday, April K. and la
continue for cine week, if necessary,
tn fry the negro Charlie Logan, who
killed Airs. M. B. Scott at Ixiwndes
ville early Tuesday morning. Tho
negro is in the penitentiary nt Co
lumbia for safe keeping. Undsr tho
law. a speclul term can hot be held j
.Hider 20 days after the crime is cont" ?
. 6 .
CALLED BEFORE GOVERNOR
Hk'liland Coinuy Dispensary Board
The Richland - county dispensary
board was called before Governor
Manning this afternoon and question
ed about complaints that flagrant
nepotism had been shown by them in
the election of dispensers. This they
denied, except in the case of Ben
Harrison, the Assembly street dispen
ser. The governor told the board
that they were responsible for all
appointments they made, and that
they must be careful to keep within
the law and to name only efficient
men. He told them that, bc would
not commission. Thoroton, the dis
penser at Eastover In thlB county.
Only two members of thc board. J.
F. Veruer and J. W. H. Duncan,
were present. Tho other member. S.
T. Wesbcrry. was out of the etty. Thc
govert.or told the board that he would
jail them back for further admoni
tion winn Mr. Wesberry returns.
. . .
HAMPTON COI NT? SHERIFF
(ells on Governor Regnrdlng Law
Sheriff J. B. Lightsey of Hampton
couuty was here today to sec Gover
nor Manning regarding law enforce
ment in that county. IL- brought en
couraging ropo-ts and said that al
thougn his county was surrounded by
three "wet" counties he was doing
all he could to .-.Tump cut ?ha blind
tigers. He is determined ?.o enforce
the "gallon a month" act, and only
last Saturday arrested a negro nam? 1
Dent Bryant who had gotten moro
than one gallon. Tho sheriff want*
some instructions about having thc
records of shipment by the express
companies filed In his office Monday
so he c .ii clu-ck them and see who Is
getiinr 'more thau the gallon a
month. Sheriff Lightsey is probably
tho young sheriff in the Stato, being
only 22 years old.' He beat four op
ponents last summer. .
. * .
Will Appear Before Governor.
Sheriff W. W. Huckaboo of Ker
shaw county who has been ordered
to show etiuse before Governor Man
ning why ho should not bc rcn.jved
from office becaitso of bis alleged fall- .
ure to enforce the liquor laws bas
written a letter to the governor In 1
which he says that he will b? present ?
on the date set for thc return. He '
ays that bc ls at pre-cut sick ol bis
Appointment Held fp.
letters and telegrams are contin
uing lo reach the governor's office
regarding tiie proposed .appointment
of Harry A. Dargan as clerk of court
for Greenville county. Some of them
are favorable to Mr. Dargan and some
are against bim- -The appointment
ha? been he'd np tndeflntely. Many
applications for appodintment as
sheriff of Abbeville county are re ?ch
ing the go?rernor by mall. telegi?tnh
and telephone. The governor has uot
yet received the resignation of Sheriff
c. J. Lyon, who was appointed Unltel
States marshal of the Western . dis
? * *
No Notice of Resignation.
Thc governor sold today that he
had not received any notice of the
resignation of Congressman Jos. T.
Johnson of thc Fourth district, who
bas just been named judge of the
Western district by President Wilson.
IV hen his resignation is received thc
governor will bc. lu power to order a
specter elccton to fill the vacancy.
* * .
Gees to Washington.
State Warehouse Commissioner J.
L. McLuurhi left tonight Jor Washing.
lurks Are Profiting By Respite to
Repair Their Batteries and
(Hy Awodatod Pic**.)
PARIS, March 1.8 (3 a. m.).-An
Minim dispatch savs tho ulllcs" navul
ip? rat inns ut Smyrna. Asiatic Turkey,
luve been temporarily s ?pended, and
be Turks are profiting by bis respite
o repair their batteries _ad forts.
They are pursuing tho same course
liso at the Dardanelles and on either
ihore of the Sea of Marmora.
There are about 180.000 Turkish
Toops wext of Constantinople, nc
lording to latest information reach
ing A i inn... Porty thousand are on
iiu> Gallipoli pculnsula; .10.000 in
European Turkey, and the rest on tho
Asiatic side of the Durdanelles.
lt I* reported in Pails the Turks
ure placing guns on the principal
heights surrounding Const nt inople.
Will Participate in
Council of War
(Hy Associated Pr*m.)
LONDON. March 18 (3:35 p. m.).
The Evening News prints a dispatch
from Copenhagen saying Emperor
William and General von Falkcnhayn,
chief of the German general staff, ar
rived today at thc German army head
quarters near Lille. Their visit, tho
News states, is for the purpose of par
ticipating I" ? council of war.
There has been some mystery re
cently concerning the whereabouts of
the German_crown prince, Frederick
William. He has been reported va
ri^ jsly as dead, wounded and living
in seclusion on the orders of the em
peror, his fathor, after a dispute.
Rural Credit Subcommittees Named.
WASHINGTON. March 18.-Reper
srntatlve Carter Glass, chairman of
the Joint congressional commute au
thorised. In the compromise wbtcli
eliminated rural credits legislation
from the agricultural bill in the clos
ing days of the last congress, today
named subcommittees to work on two
different rural credit plans during the
sinn mer. Reports will" be made to the
whole committee one month before
Cause of Disaster
HINTON, W. Va., March 18.-A dust
explosion following a "blow out" shot
caused the disaster on March 2 which
cost thc lives of lil men in thc Lay
land coal mine, according to a cor
oner's verdict rendered here today.
Thc Jury did not blame anyone.
Firemen Will Not Strike.
LONDON, March 18 (10:30 p. m.).
A threatened strike of London fire
men, it now appears, will not materia
lize. About tho tim? the men were
deciding to demand ^creased pay the
lire committee of the Loudon council,
which controls thc department, un
aware of the men's meeting, met and
decided to recommend a. substantial
]r.;at Steamer Arrives.
LONDON. March 18.-(2:46 p. m.)
-The Norwegian steamer Elsa.'from
New Orleans and Newport News for
Christiana, and tho Swedish steamer
Grekland, from New York for Gothen
bunt, .both carrying American meat
products and which had been held in
Kirk wall since March ll because the
destination of their cargoes was sus
pected, have arrived, respectively at
shields and Middle-boronga.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. March 18.
-Captain Syrdahl, of thc Norwegian
steamer Mirjam, which arrived In this
port today, reported tbr.t on March 9
ho passed within close proximity of
five largo icebergs In latitude 47:29.
logltudc 47:5*0, and on the same day
passed th rough c lot. Of field ice.
The location of the icebergs, the cap
tain said, was about 250 miles due
east of St. .li lias. N. F.. and directly
In the path of trans-Atlantic linera.
ft 60,000 Viel
(By Aaaoaated Pren.)
LONDON, March 18 (6:50 p. m.).
Appalling stories of conditions In
Serbia were told here today by Ernest
Blcknell and Henry James, Jr., of
the war relief committee of the Rock
efeller foundation, after a tour of In
spection through that country.
Typhus, most deadly of the several
epidemics in Serbia, already has
caused the death of 60 out V 400 na
tivo doctors, they said. Foreign Red
Corss units have suffered great losses.
Two American and one British units
have bad to suspend regular work.
Nine American nurseo and two phy
sicians have contracted typhus.
The commissioners first visited
Nish, Belgrade, and Uskub. the-three
most populous towna. They learned
that typhus, typhoid fever, cholera,
smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever
and recurrent fever existed in more
or less epidemic form: The largest
number ot cases is of recurrent fever,
but that seldom is fatal.
GERMANS TO BURN THREE
VILLAGES FOR EVERY
Aviators Drop Bomb on Semi*
nary Killing Two Children,
Ten Wounded i
(Uv Aswi?t?d Pm?.)
BERLIN, March 18 (vie London,
3:40 m.).-The wnr department
KU vc out thia .statement today:
'A French advance against our
position on the southern elope of the
Lorette hills was repulsed.
"Partial French attacks lit Cham*
nngnc. north of Le Mesnll, were
broUKUU to u standstill by a counter
attack. A fresh French attack which
was begun there last night has been
reposed with heavy losses to the. en
"In the Argonne yesterday the
fighting abated. French aviators threw .
bombs on the undefended Alsatian
town of SchletlstadL Only one bomb
took effect, falling on a seminary con
ducted by women teacher^ kilting
j two children and severely, wounding
' ten. In reply Qerman aviators last
night dropped bombs of big size on the
fortress ot Cal?ais. .
"Russian attacks on ('firman posi
tions between the Plata and Orsyc
rivers in northern Poland aa well 'gs
nor /.east of Prxasnysz continued? yes
terday without success; Weat of. the
Skwa River we took 900 prisonera
of war and east of the Skwa 1,000
prisoners and four machine guns.
"Hordes ot tile Russian imperial
militia gained a cheap victory hy .,
Invading tho most northern' corner ot '
East Prussia in thc direction ot
Memet. They pillaged and- barned
villages and estates. As a retaliatory
measure Russian towns occulted by
us will bc compelled to pay largo
sums. For every village burned down
by these Russian hordes on Qerman
territory, and for each estate destroy*
ed three villages or estates on Rus
sian territory occupied by us wJU be
sacrificed .o tho flames. All danrfige
caused ty fire in Memel will be an
swered by the destruction by fire of
itusslan government buildings at
Sn waihi and other'provincial capitela
in German bands."
. (By Awoeutai Pre??.)
WASHINGTON, March lfc-r-No In
formation will be made public by the
United States which might aid Brit
ish and French cruisers walting off
the .Virginia capes to catch the Ger
man converted cruiser Prinz Eitel
Friedrich in the event ber uoramender
should decide to make a dash from
State and navy department officials
made lt clear tc Jay they intended to
overlook ho point In preserving strict
est neutrality in the treatment of the
Only 800 of 1,400 Survive.
LONDON. March 19 (.1:48 a. ra.}.
Evidence ls accumulating of the heavy
British losses In thc recent lighting
In Flanders. Lord Hamilton, addres
sing a meeting In London last .night,
said that the papers ?rere not .giving
full lists of thc losses. . His own r?g
iment, the Grensdler guards, he de
clared. Inst their coloae) and 16 of
ficers killed and wounded, and of 1,
400 Sine, the fi neat in the army, only
tims in Serbia
The Serbians assort typhus alis In
troduced by Austrian prisonera of
aar who spread vermin which con
veys the disease germ. No figures
ar? available on the number of cases,
but the commissioners believe the
mortality ls so heavy aa to bring the
situation within their purview.
Mr. James said the situation could
be dealt with effectively only by a
Joint organization of medical unite
operating for strict sanitary control.
Sanitary Commission Organised.
WASHINGTON. March 18.-Aa
American sanitary commission, or
ganized under auspices ot the Ameri
can Red Croea and the Rockefeller
foundation, soon will he at work tn
Serbia fighting to suppress typhus
fever, which already had claimed 60.
'The Red Cross announced today
$50,000 had been furnished for carry
ing on this work.