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VOLUME II._ANDERSON, S. C. THURSDAY MORN IN ti, JULY 2S, 1915.
NUMBER 171. GERMANS Ft IO BEUT DOWN SLAV DEFENSE RUSSIANS HOLDING LINES IN TACT AGAINST HEAVY ASSAULTS GERMANS CLAIM LITTLE PROGSFSS Relative Calm Prevails in West Austrians Claim Italian Of fensive is Failure. landon, July 28.-Although the Germans aro using strong reinforce ments thoy have not yet beaten down the Russian resistance either around Warsaw or in Kcvno and Courland providences, in each of whch places fighting liar, raged for a fortnight. Aro nd Warsaw tho Russians have hurled themselves on tho German lines in a series of counter attacks, which halted the German advance. Von Hindenberg's troops who have been pressing the Russians along a sixty mile Narew .Sector and the troops of the Au. itri.in Grand Duke in southeast Poland have felt the force of the Russian onsloughts. Berlin and Vienna declaro thc Rus sian offensive has been put down, but thoy do not deny that the Austro Germane have made only slight prog r?s; If any. If Von Mackensen is making any advance in thc southeas tern sector of tho grert Polish linc nothing concerning it has been per mitted to become ' known. Berlin -states >tho Bitnation of tho German troops in this region is virtually un changed. . . ". , ..".._ Except for oncounters in Alsace where both French and Germans claim bmall gain:*, and northwest of Souches where trench fighting has been going on there is a ? relative calm in the went The furious battle which has rag ed for days in the Gorizia theatre ot tho Austro-Italiun campaign ha? end ed in a complete failure of the Ital ians to attain their objective, accord ing to Vienna. Vienna also declares tho Austrians are holding their own against the"'Italians attacks' along thc 1 non zo front. Before parliament adjourned to night until September fourteenth Premier Asquith said the war had become and ilikely would continuo for rnnie time a contest of endurance., London, July 28.-Though the Gor mans hold a great line from the Gulf of Riga south/westward around War saw to the Galician frontier near Sokal, it is estimated they will have to have five hundred thousand men nnd even then tho Russian fronts will not yet be broken. On the Narew at tho North Polish capital tho Rus sians made a stubborn resistance holding von Hindenburg, while in the south the combined Teutonic forces trying to seize the Lubiin-Chelm rail way h>?ve been for days on the threshold of success without being abie actually to achieve it. .Fighting in this latter front has been renewed with tho greatest In tensity. Tho Teutons, claim to have improved their position on tho ex treme right which rests on tho river Bug. Immediately west of Wp^saw^ a comparativo quiet prevails aui it is along tho I.ubln-Chelm section or " in t!ie Narew region that lt ls be lieved a crisis is impend??. Either Freat Critical. London, Jilly 28.--Which one of these fronts is of tho greatest strate (C?NT1NUED. ON PAGE FOUR. ) ENGt?N?l? moms TO SUPPLEMENTARY NOTE WILL LiSHED IN CIVIL WAR IN RIGHT TO BLOCKAE Washington, July 28,--Defense, of the right of belligerent" to* blockade a neutral port -through which an enemy la receiving supplies or at tempting to market ita products In the chief argument in tho supolemcn tal note Great' Britain ls sending in reply to th? American protest against the enforcement of the orders in council The original note already received ls being withheld from pub lication here ai thc request of Great Britain pending the Arrival ot tho second note Which is expected this weak. Wreck of the Eastland in Chicago* River, Where Hundreds Died ra t^\lff; ftp ??. fi This photograph ot the wreck of the excursion steamer Eastland in the Chicago River, Saturday morning, waa taken an hour after the accident. It looks toward the Clark street bridge from a point above the stern of thc vessel. She is lying on her port side, and thu crowd of men on tho hull are tho rescuers who took from thc hold more than 1,000 deal. In tho distance at thc..right is the tug Kenosha, which hud a line at the bciw of ttye Eastlnnd to tow ber to Lake Michigan. The captain of the tug, as be saw the steamship careen ing swung around with his stern against her bow and his bow against the wuurr. This formed a bridge over which several hundred escaped. ITALY CLAIMS General Staff Announces Battle 'On Plateau Continues Favor able to Italians--Progress To ward Martino. Romo, July 28.-Continuance or the battle on Carao plateau with results favorablo to tho Italian arms is re corded in a statement of tile Italian general staff " .mod last night. Thc Italians captured a strong positionxo? San Mlc'vaole, but because of the cross fire of the Austrian artillery below Hi? crest their positions were not maintained. On the centre pro-' gress toward Sau Martino, is record ed. On the right a position on Monte Pie was taken, together with about 3,20ft prisoners, including- 42 officers and quantities of war mutcrinls. In tlie Atone valley tho Italians oc cupied Monto Lavanesch and Pissona crest, taking full possession of the right slope The struggle continues in the Monte Negro region. iEFENDS " ' ) BLOCKADE , CITE PRECEDENTS ESTAB I U. S. IN SUPPORT OF >? NEUTRAL PORTS, The British government will re gard all points other than that of tho blockade of neutral ports as subsi diary and proper for discussion later. Civil war precedents which estab lished for the United States the right of blockading neutral ports will form the chief basis of tho British argu ment Tho supplementary note also .will call attention to the greatly en larged United States trade with the neutral governments of Europe ad joining Germany since the war be gan. PRESIDENT OF HAITJJILLED Mob Dragged Guillaume From French Legation.and Executed Him-American Marines Land ed at Capital. Washington, July 28.-American marines were landed toda yat Fort Au Prince, Haiti, to protect tho lives and property of Americans and other foreignern. The marines were said to have thc situation in hand. After tho mob killed President, Guillaume it was feared they would harm foreigners. The United States is expected to take steps toward set ting up and supporting some goverp mont. Port Au Prince, July 28.-A mob of Ha?tiens today invaded the French legation; seized ViUburn Guillaume, the president of Upi:I. and dragged him to the street, where he was executed. His body was mutilated, ted to. a rope and .dragged through tho street?. The shooting occurred immediately after' the burial of tho 1-CO political prisoners who were massacred in the ! prison yesterday. The mob was com ! posed largely of relatives of the vic tims. The people aro .intensely excited and further vlolenro is fenre:!. I The American cruiser Washington ?ls expoctei at any moment. The French minister was depending on the cruiser ta protect tho legation. ' - Only Seventy Executed. Washington, July 28.-State de partment advlcep, today from tho churgo d'affaires at Port Au Prince said the number of political prisoners executed 'by order of General Oscar' was 70. BLAKES flERVAXY FOB Tl'IfKISH -MASSA CH ES London, July 28.-The earl of Crew stated In parliament today that Turk ish massacres of Christians In Ar menia had increased In number and degree ot atrocity lately. Ho accus ed the Germans of toeing partly res ponsible for the crimes. STANDARD OIL STRIKE ENDED Practically All Employes Have Returned to Work-Bogus Strike Leader Will Probably bc Released Today. . New York, July L'S.--Thc strike nt t'.:e Payonno niant of the . Standard nnd Tidewater Oil rompan? is ended. Virtually every man returned. Gen eral, companies which closed - during tho rioting in which three strikers were killed, have dim resumed. Jeremiah J. linly, the leader, watched J.h.? men return Crom thc Rchorlff's automobile Haly is to bo re leased today. Frank Tannenbaum, tile 1. W. W. leader, will also bc re leased. Police still guardod the Bug ler company's work at Jersey City, ?where SOO aro striking. Authorities hope lt will soon end. ThWty guards at the Tidewater plan*, charged with inciting'to riot will bo arraigned to day. AMERICAN FACES SERIOMABGE Former Consular Clerk May Face Charge of Treason for Aid ing Englishman to Leave Ger many. Washington, July" 28.--Harry L. Wilson of Portland. Oregon, reccntlly a clerk in tbe American consulate at Berlin and now under arrest there, nominally for trying to leave Germany without a passport, really ls held under charges that state department officials consider serious. ? lt was learned tonight that the real charge against him is that heralded a British subject to obtain a passport, asserting that he knew the applicant to bo an American. Federal Officials Take Charge of Wreck-Will Take Ten Day? to Raise 111 Fated East land. Chicago. July 2?.-While the vari ous investigations to establish tim, cause nml fix tho responsibility of ' the Rastland disaster proceeded, the work of raising the half submerged: \V8Bel began. The federal officials re placed thc polico >n c.iargc of the wreck. It will take ten days to raise, the boat it is said. Meantime -SO divers are searching the river bottom for a radious of two blocks. Chicago, July 28.-Mayor Thomp son, returned Trom San Francisco tb day and went immediately to the city hali. Ho conferred with deputy heads in a drizzling rain. Chicago paid tribute to tie East land dead. A day has boen set asido by tho. city for the funeral services for over six aun ired whose . bodies have been recovered. The m:i vor de- ! dared a day of public mourning, the board of trade held a short session and adjourned, ball games were post poned and many bushiest houses closed. vHeads were bared as^ the processions passed and large crowds were outside. Chicago's, automobile trucks wc ie donated by business houses and usci to carry tho bodies as there were not enough hearses to go around. In ono instance a man in a silk hat and frock coat drove a hugo trucq, in side of Waich were the^fchrco bodies of an entire family. A hayrack in an other Instance carried' two bodies. A I/.WI AMA SOLON'S TOTE MANY TAX EXEMPTIONS Montgomery, July 28.-The lower house of tho Alabama legislature vot ed to exempt from taxi' lion for ten years all capital Invested lu shin building plants, cotton mill?, - water power plants and for the manufacture of lime nitrogen and all incidental val ues of property brought about by planting citrus fruits and aatsuma oranges. MAY ARRANGE PEACE MEETING Villa* Zapata and Other? Have Hinted That Peace Conference May Yet Be Held-Carranza May Join. Washington, July 28.-In trna tiens hnvo peached tho state department, it ?as learned tonight, that a Joint peace conference of all Mexican factions can he arranged under condition's. ac ceptable to Carranza, although Car ranza has not yet in J lea ted whether he will yield to another United States request that he join in the peace ne* Cotations. Villa, Zapata, Maytorena and many others have indicated that another effort by the United States will take any further steps, however, until President Wilson returns from Cor nish. N. Y. Cot lon Advances. New York, July 28.-The scare over thc water and crop situation caused an advance of more than a dollar and a half per bale today. The New Orleans market ehowol about thc samo gain. TO ASK DM S1NKING_1 U. S. WILL CONTEND S1NKINC PRUSSIAN-AMERICAN TR TlOr OF INTER] - Washington, July 28.-With the re ceipt this afternoon ot a virtually complete report on the German sub marine's sinking of tho American steamer I ^ee lan aw tho state depart ment began preparing a note request ing Germany to pay damages for the Lcelaoaw oa the'ground that the sink ing violated' the Prussian-American treaty of eighteen twenty, eight. The report showed, however, that the sub marine did not violate International law io sinking the Leeianaw. DIE FRIDAY; ?PPEALLOST SUPREME COURT JUSTICE REFUSES NEW TRIAL FOR MURDERER GOV. WHITMAN WONT INTERFERE Says If He Had Any Doubt as to Becker's Guilt He Would Pardon Him. New York. July 28.-Justice Ford ot tho State Supreme court, tonight refused a new trial to Charles Becker, convicted of instigating the murder of Herman Rosenthal. Tho decision means that Becker muBt be electrocuted Friday, all other means of escaping the chair having been tried unsuccessfully. None of Becke?*". ccunoel were pres ent when .lastic? Vnrr. announced the refusal of reeker's aprllcation. Only newspaper mon, the Justice's brother and a clerk we?e present. Mrs. Becker was said to be visiting her husband at that moment. After saying that the ?vidence by L which the new trial waa soughttwas Insufficient, the justice said In con clusion: "Aa I studied authority and examined the affldavHs the conviction grew upon me that a new trial eould not be granted without disregarding the law and t tempting io ucurp..tho functions of another department of the government." He also said Beck er's statement did net evew-eenteud It contained new evidence and therefore must be disregarded. dev. Whitman's Comment. Albany. July 28.-Justice Ford did the only thing he could do. The evi dence was conclusive. If I had any doubt as to Becker's gulit I should pardon him." This waa. Governor Whitman's only comment tonight on Becker. MOUTtT PLEASANT MAYOR DOESN'T LIKE CLOSE-UP Columbia, July 27.-"The mayor of > Mount Pleasant this morning wired the governor protesting. against the closing of the dispensary during the encampment of the First regiment on the Isle of Palms saying that lt was affecting the finances of the town. Tho governor replied by wiro" that he would take the matter up when he reached Charleston tonight Italian Volunteers Leave. New York, July 28.-Ono -thousand volunteers for the Italian army are passengers on the Dante Alllghtero, sailing for Naples and Genoa. ENGLAND ESTABLISHES MUNITIONSJFAGTORIES Sixteen Started and Tait More Large Ones Will be stablish ed at Once. , London, July 28.-Sixteen national munitions factories have been estab lished In England and the 'govern ment will establish ten more large ones, David Lloyd George announced In the house of commons tonight, ad ding that this will enable the British army to win. 1AGES FOR .EELANAW 1 WAS IN VIOLATION OF OLD EATY-WAS NOT VIOLA* NATIONAL LAW. / Admiralty Report. Washington, July ??8.-Ambassador Page today forwarded a report to the British admiralty on the sinking ot the Lee lana w by a German Sily marine. The admiralty reported the Leelanaw was flying the /. :erlcan flag and tho crew had plenty ot tune to take to the boats which were tow*d sixty miles until a strange vessel was sighted.