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VOLUME IL ANDERSON. S. C. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1915. NUMBER 165.
TEUTONIC DRAWING POLISH GERMANS IN NORTH ALSO CONTINUE ADVANCE ON BALTIC SEA PORT RI2A * RUSSIANS LOSE ON ALL FRONTS Italians Take Austrian Trenches But Lose Them in Counter Attack-Quiet in France. London, July 21.-The Auctro-Ger mans continue to draw nearer War oav/, while t'.ie Germana in thc north advance toward the port of Riga, In the (Balticv region the Russians are withdrawing before the Germans who are carrying additional towns and strategic position:;. Thc last Russian entrenchments west of Shavli in tho Province of Kovno, and the Russian positions in Kovno, Manlampool dis trict, have been captured. Farther south along the Narew, near Newogerod and at Rozan, Ger mans attacks everywhere succeeded. Tho Russians, however, desperately counter attacked nour Rozan, but Ber lin states they lost heavily. dust west of Warsaw the Germans heavily'reinforced bavo advanced and havfc also advanced southeast of War saw', but battles continuo in this sec tion. Probably the most severe fight ing 13 between the Vistula and Bug Rivers ahd lin the Lublin road. ' ^Pftevyrfiglrtmgls in progress on thc Austro-Italian frontier. Vienna an nounced thc Italians captured Monte ban Michels but Austrian reinforce ments recaptured it. The full force ot the Auatrian resistance was evidently brought into play .on this front and there have been heavy casualties on both sides. V France and Belgium remain compar atively quiet. Airmen and artillery are busy at some points. London, July 21.-Rumors th?t Warsaw bas fallen are in circula tion here. Tho latest communica tions from bo'th sides, however, indi cate that tile Austro-Gorman rush has slowed down. The russians con tinue to lose gr?und but apparently the campaign baa not reached a de cisive issue. The latest important success reported by the Germans has been won by Gen. Weyrick, south of Ivangorod. The Russians deliver ed vigorous counter attacks, but fail ed. . Windau Is definitely in German hands. They are now wi Jain 35 milos of Riga. German possession of Riga would force the Rursinn arm ies near Shavii and Mltaux to retreat, .os the Baltic port is the'- chief sup ply'point. The advance* of the Ger mans imo the Baltic provinces indi cates that they are hoping to cut off the Russian retreat as well as cap ture Warsaw. The Russian army is undoubtedly in an embarrassing position. An ob stinate resistance might imperil n retreat. It is pointed out here, nor over, that such an extended German line might contain weak points. Mili tary writers had declared the use of the landstrum and landwehr indicates that the central powers are exerting their every resource to crush the Rus sians. ' There baa been some mine warfare along the British front in isolated ac tions along the remainder of the ' ..western line but not important enough ? .to, turn public attention from the Rus nm^t-_v, QUIET PREVAILS AT BAYONNE, N. J. ? New York, July 21.-Quiet prevails tonight at the Bayonne, N. J., plant of i tue Standard Oil Company, where i riots today caused the death of one < striker and injuries b> five policemen and near a hundred strikers. Strike ! leaders satd* tonight nearly six thous* : and mea are ont. ?UNIGAI?BE?WI iS DEMOCRA San Francisco, July 21.--Albert, Wnt* of Belgians, white making tte rounds with Washington newspaper men wVm a prince, caught a spirit of democracy that may -?*ect nations, Joe Mitchell Chapple,'the magazine editor, said tonight ?in an address on "The Joy and Value of Making Ac quaintances" before the International AsBcalaelou of Rotary Club?. ALLIES I NEARER CAPITAL! WlSKSYSTl SOLDYESTERDAY COMMUTEE OF CREDITORS BID IN GREAT RAILROAD AT PUBLIC SALE ROAD HAS HAD STORMY CAREER Has Been Operated by Receivers for Some Time--Will Now Be Reorganized. St. Louts, July 21.-The first stop in the reorganization of thc Wabash railroad was taken today when a com mittee of creditors bought tho two hundred and twenty-two million dol lar corporation for eighteen million at public sale.. ^ Tho Wabash railroad as lt now is constituted da a combination nf sev eral lines, independently bullio With a M ot ni mileage in 1914 of 2,0 tl. The parent line of the entire system was the Toledo nnd Illinois, which was organized in 1853 to build a line between Toledo and tho western boundary of Ohio. In the same year the Lake Erie. Wabash and St. Louis railroad company wn& organized to build a road from the eastern In diana line to the western boundary of that state. On January 1, 1912, obligations totaling $1,200,000 were due, and In ability to provide for these and other payments brought on the receivership. When the road went into bankruptcy it was stated that the primary cunno of the failure was the liability of the Wabash $9,800.000 note .'ssue of the Wheeling and Lake 'Bric, f ie Wabar.h connection into Pittsburgh. Interest in excess of $300,000 war, du0 on thia Issue on February 1, 1912. . . The receivership proceedings were brought after Reveral months lia! been spent in an effort to put the property on a sound basis. The receivers during their control of the road put it in first-class con dition physically. ' Definite plans for the reorganization of tho road were made in t io spring of 1914, and in May of that year a detailed plan of reorganisation was submitted to the public service com missions of the states In which the Wabash cperntes. The plan provided for a total capitalization of $209,000. 000, a reduction'of $10.000,000 from the capitalization ot the bankrupt com pany. . The plan however, was abandone*! in October of 1914, partly, it was stat ed, as a result of the European war, but primarily as a result of the de moralisation of the American Invest ment market. Tim notice of the abandonment of thc reorganisation plan said that in creased operating - costB. increased taxes, and reduced rates had left the net returns fer ihe year $370,000 short of the mun necessary ter pay tho In* tercet on underlying bonds. INCREASE GUARD TO PREVENT FIRES Philadelphia, July 21.-Five times ss matoy guards as usual aro now around the navy yard here as a resnTt of the fires aboard battleships, 't was learned today there weTo amati fires yesterday aboard tho battleship New York abd thc destroyer Warring ton in-tfte Brooklyn navy yard. )F BELGIUM TIC MONARCH When the guns at Liege flashed the I newe of invasion and destruct lou the ! young kind issued s proclamation in a phraseology never used by kings an- s dent or modern. It began "My Pel- a low Citizens- Chapple predicted that t Albert would hand the scepter bach io ti the people and become father ot the Ii fir?? sew republic in the new United ii States of Sarene. o Inventor Greeting Navy Secretary Thomas A. Edison. ' Josephus Daniels, tho secretary of he navy, mad0 a flying trip to Orange ?, J., tho other night to talk with Riomas A. Edison at his ?onie on the iropoBcd Naval Advisory board, ?nd he two were photographed together, ar. Edison will head thc new board. ''Mr. Edison thought", said the sec retary, "that tho plan offered possi ilUtlcs of getting the for?most engin eer-; of the country to aid us. He is miprcsHOd witih the idea that methods >f warfare are undergoing radical :hange; that wliat has been may not JC in thc future, lt is his idea that Joseph UM Daniels. thc board should bo purely advisory, J and that navy officers skilled by j practice in <heir work should con- ! tinuo development of ideas, getting the board's advice where it could aid j thom. Mr. Edison thought that to j servo on this board would he regarded ns crowning honor- for an American engineer; thc equal of decorations given by foreign governments for I scientific achievements." Mr. Daniels believed there would bc little difficulty, geting appropriations from congress for tho work. Several Senators and representatives, he said, I already have approved the plan. ROOSEVELT THINKS COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WAR BELIEVES U. S. SHOULD HAVE UNIVERSAL MILITARY SER VICE-SAYS PACIFISTS WOULD CHINAFY THIS COUNTRY--USOES PREPARATION. San (Francisco, July 21.-^-Colonel rheodore FJOOSCVOR addressed the Pa Mama-Pacific exposition crowds today ?n preparedness Tor war. The speech vas given over almost entirely to hat theme and Hie net K forth with tew emphasis. "I firmly believe that there should m universal military servico for our oung men on the Swiss ?30del." said he former president, nt one point in tis speech. At another, referring to the price vhlch Belgium had paid because ot er unpreparedness, he said: "Borne day or other it may well bo hat we shall havP to pay on a ten old ?rester scale the. samo price for xactly the sanio reasons; and, lt i-^h should be Ute' case, remember, ny fellow countrymen, that whereas he eas.-) of the Belgians excited warm ym.:?at. ;y. our misfortunes would C7t lte nothing but scorn and contempt; or a rich, powerful, boastful people nvfted tho ridicule of all mankind tr, whether.from sheer silliness and short ightednese, or from sort timidity, or rom gross and greedy devotion to the natorial benefits of the moment, it aila to preparo itself to defend its -wn rights with its own strength." Col. Roosevelt spoke derisively of elocution as a substitute for action," Ad In his arraignment of those who tood In the way of preparedness for rar, he said the "professional pacifists, he peace-ot-any-prlc- non-resistance infiversal arbitration people are seek ag to Chinty this country-to roduc0 t to tho level of Impotence to which .ld China sank," The averago China man, ho said. 'iad taken thc view that China wns "too proud lo fight," ac!. .In practico made evident his hearty approval of thal abject pao-fist song, T Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Sol dier.' " With all of his old-time. vlgc<-. Col. Roosevelt denounced tho all-inclusive arbitration treaties, which the United Stales bad entered into and sa d that In declining to apply* their principle in tihe case of the Lusitania there had been ?vidence of national hypocrisy or oise an utter recklessness of folly in making promises.. 'It was necessary to repudiate the principle in tho Lusi tania case, tho colonel agreed, but "a shameful thing to lmvn put our selves in such a position that it had to be repudiated." ? The United States bad treated Tho Hague conventions as ?nore "scraps of paper/' he sn>'d. "when t&e demand waa made to show that our signatures meant something." v . EIGHTY-FIFTH AltNlYKRrUBY OF BELGIUM'S INDEPENDENCE Par)*, July 21. -The eighty-fifth anniversary of the independence of Belgium wns celebrated today in many parts of Prance with religious ser vices and e-peclal ?x?roises. Iv ng Al bert spent the day with his eoldicrs. To Pay Bunsen. Idaho Falls, Idaho. July 21.-Tho relatives of Ernest Empy, whom a bandit holds for ?ix. thousand dollars ransom, decided today to pay lt and have requestol the sheriff to recall his poise. CONVICTED MAN'S LONG STATEMENT DOESN'T AL TER OPINIONS ONLY ONE THING NEW IN STATEMENT Late Alfred Henry Lewis Said Becker Was to be Victim of Frame Up. Albany. N.Y., July 21.-Governor Whitman Riild tonight nfto.r a careful < tudy of tho fifteen thousand word statement of CharlcB Heelier, under death sentence for lntsigating tho mur der bf Herman rosenthal, tho gambler, that ho still believed becker guilty. Whitman said the only now thing In Becker's statement was that the late Alfred Henry Lewis had told Becker that reeker was to be framod up. New York. July 21.-Charles Becker's counsel today waited thc result of his appeal to Whitman to forbid his execution on July 2S for the murder ot Herman BoRonthal. Becker's plea was sent to the gov ernor Inst night. It Included a state mcnt of lils version of the facta lead ing to tho mu'-der and denied his complicity. He said Timothy D. Sullivan, now dead, told him ho bad $12,500 invested in Rosenthal's. gam bling house. When rosenthal began making public statements about tho raids Sullivan exacted a promise1 from Becker to keep Sullivan's name ont. Thc statement made no police graft disclosures. It gave as ac count of 'his movomonts the night of the murder. Martin T. Manson- an nounced he would soon apply for a new trial on tho ground of newly dis covered evidenco the rature of the evidence is withheld. It Is reported that some of Sullivan's friends offer ed to make affidavits substantiating parts of Becker's story. WELSH GOAL MINERS RETURNED IO WORK Majority Voted to Accept Terms of Agreement-Action Causes Relief. _ S London, July 21.-The Welsh Coal miners ihavo.- accepted tho terms agreed on yesterday an t the ntrike ls ended. Throughout tho coal Felds there was nn overwhelming .majority In favor of RorHement. The miner? returned to work im mediatclly. Both Rides promised to make every effort to make un for'tV?e week of Idleucsr.. David Lloyd Ooorsre the mlniBter of munition, to whom tho Rctilnmeht ''.s largely attributed, waa enthusiastically welcomed when 'ho appeared on tho convention hall nt Cardiff. He nrged the mon for patriot ic motives to make offortn to over come the difficulties caused by the weeks of idleness and declared lt ls Just dawning on England what n tre mendous Rtrugglc they aro engaged In. Ho declared tho situation was p.o serious that lt needed t.'ie united ac tion ci overy man and woman. BOGUS WIDOW UNDER ARREST Claimed to Be Relic of Late Henry M. Plagier, Railroad Magnate. Now York, July 21 .--A woman giv ing her name as Mrs. Zorn'Emma Plagjer aged 50, ts held in $5,000 batt for examinat'on Friday by n magis trale charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Frank -J. ' Mahoney, complainant, swore to an affidavit that he paid the woman $800 after she represented herself ss the widow of the late Hen ry M. Plagier, millionaire railroad builder, and, said she would soon re ceive $15,000,000 from the estate. Lawrence C. Haines of Brooklyn In court made an affidavit corroborating Ha?:.ency and swore the woman's rep resentation ls false and ?he ls not Flsgler's widow. SECRETARY DANIELS YO SPEAK AT CHARLESTON . Washington, July 21.-~8ccrotrry Daniels today accepted an Invitation to address tho Southern Commercial Con gress ai Its annmial meeting ta De cember in Charleston, South Carolina. GERMANY AGAINST VIOLAT? ins SHIP FOOD PRODUCTS AGROSSBORDEB LEADERS REAP HARVEST OF EXPORT TAXES ON SHIP MENTS NON-COMBATANTS ARE STARVING Peculiar Situation Brought to Light by Report ci Ked Cross Manager. Washington, July 21.-tlonoral Man ager Dovol, of tho American Fed Cross in his report to tho war department today declared that while non-com batants in Mexico were suffering from lack of food, military leaders had reaped a rich har vc nt from expert taxes on Mexican grown food shipped into the United States. % j Washington, ' July . 21.-Further developments at Mexico City aro anx iously awaited by officials hore to day. With the capital again occu pied by tie Zapata forces and cut off from telegraphing and railroad com munication with Vera Crux, according to ?ho stato department dispatch, re lief measures for the hungary popu-I letton are halted. The situation ls reported as desperate. The reoccupation by thc Carranza forces took tito officials hero by sur prise. The Zapata forces were driven out eleven days ago by Gonzales, who is speeding north to meet tlie Villa troops. The supposition here has been that tito Zapata forces aro operating along thc railroad to Vera Cruz in nn attempt to effect a Junction -with tho Villa forces. Nows of tho bat tlo near Pnchuca nlready reported by Yilla is momentarily expected. Rlsbeo, Ariz., July 21.-Carranza troops who captured Naco, Sonora, yesterday, while removing Ihiuor from an American saloon late today found a United States flag, carried it to within a few feet of tho international i no and trampled it Into ribbons. Machinists Fud Strike. Bridgeport, Conn., July 21.-J. J. Keppler, vice president of the Inter national Association of Machinists, who ha? been directing the ! trikes hero, announced tonight that a set tlement had been agreed upon and the strikers will return to work Mon day morning. Thomas J. Savage, member of gen? ornl executive board of union, declar ed however, be knew of no settlement and that tuc si rik.> would continue. CREEN TO TELI WHY HE ASS Al HAS NO REGB MiHledgov.llle. July 21.-Leo M. Frank's condition continues satisfac tory it was announced tonight. Atlanta. July 21.-J. William Creen assailant of Leo M. Frank in the state prison, now declaros that he is willing to tell h's whole story to Gov ernor^. Harris. Ho still maintains th?: he ia glad ho assaulted Frank and that God .guided bim.. Attending physicians say Frank has gained several pointa in h's bat tle for life. T.'.ioy- admit that his con dition is Devious, /.n i ho ls by no means' ont bf danger, but the drain age of his wound yesterday after noon by th? removal of three stitch es was followed by a distinct im provement. Frank han been removed from the prison hospital and placed In one of tho offices, where there ls loss notse. Rabbi Marx and Attorney Harry Aloxander of Atlanta? his friends, are at Mllledgevllle, and Mr?. Frank spends much tice beside . her 'hus band. The state prison commission has decided to make an investigation of the affair sad will go to the farm WARNED FURTHER JG RIGHTS REPETITION OF LUSITANIA INCIDENT WILL BE CON SIDERED UNFRIENDLY U. S. STANDS BY POSITION TAKEN Communication Refuses All De mands and Suggestion? ia Last German Reply. Washington, July 21.-President Wilson and Secretary Lansing tonight completed the new note to Germany warning her 'than a repetition ot the . Lusitania disaster or any violation of American rights ou the high seas re sulting in loss of American lives he considered sn "unfriendly not." The note is In the nature of a final state ment regarding thc United States" position and states that the United States will leave nr thing undone to stand hy the position already an nounced. . _ I Tie statement that- future trans gressions -will he \r?st<Tded aa unfriend ly ls taken in diplomatic usage to presage a break <tn friendly relations unless a dlsvowal and reparation ls forthcoming. The note la to be for warded tomorrow. Among tho points in tho ne*? note are: The United Stater assumes that Germany, by declaring submarine war* faro to be a retaliatory measure, so mit s that tho destruction, without warning of unresisting merchantmen is illaga?. German wUbai?iriaes have shown they can sink ships and yet al low passengers to escape. The United States can't allow re lations between belligerents to reaurt in a curtailment of thc rights of neu trals. The United Cit?tes reiterates with renewed Insistence the request for disavowal and reparation of the Lusitania, sinking. I The United Statos realises the un usual conditions dn this war and Is ! willing to aid any arrangements be tween belligerents which don't in volve the surrender of the United States' rights. . The United Startes rejects the Ger man offer of Immunity to Amrican ships not carrying contraband aqd Immunity to four belligerent sOtlps un der Ute American flag because the ac ceptance of such a suggestion would admit Germany's right to net aside principles of International law. MAY SUE FOR FUNDS ADVANCED Americana Who Were Brought From Europe When War Be gan Must Repay. Washington, July 21.-Secretary McAdoo .announced tonight that the government will sue Americans, who, are thought apparently able to do so. who refusa to repay money the gov ernment, expended Ctr their relief when troy were stranded lu Europe st the war's outbreak. JUTED FRANK; :ETS FOR DEED Saturday. acenmpsttied by Governor Harrif, to make a complete Inquiry. They will undertake *o learn wheth er Creen made theattack on his own volition or was prompted .by anyone In or out of <the prison, whether he Ci ad read any anti-Prank literature; how ho smuggled tho knife luto the prison, how be cam? to be permitted ' to leave bis cot, sud all other de tails. Warden. J. E. Smith states tbat Prank was shown n,o special privi leges, apd denles the story elven out by Joe Johnsen, a released convict, that Prank had been, shown "a rich mao's privileges.'* Smith says Prank waa kept In.stripes, was put to work making up bunks and scrubbing, and other? Ine treated as any other pris oner. Prison Commiwloner s. L. Relner who bas returned from a visit to the farm, says Creen ts not craay. "Ile apeara to be a mean ?nd sul len men, but not a lunatic," said Mr. Rainey. "I talked tc MIA at length and the only question be would an swer waa when I asked him why tva lu*i done lt. ile said bo taougM ha waa doing right.1*