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VOLUME IL ANDERSON, S. C. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1915. I E. Kl NUMBER 146. G?RMAfi FORTH NAREV ONE OF THE BITTEREST BAT TLES OF WAR COMES TO END RETIREMENT MAY BE VOLUNTARY Lively Fighting Reported in Ar gonne Forest-Hand Grenades Used Freely. London. AUB. 7.-The russian r-e Bl?tanco between Lomba and the mouth of the Bug, what is known as Narow front, has been broken, \ ac- j cording to a Berlin official' report to- ! night. Thus, whether tho Russians were defeated or fallen back voluntarily, one of the bitterest battles since the war began has ended. For three weeks the Germans under ron Hin denburg have been trying to force this front out of the retreating War saw armies. The fact that it is throe days after the fall of Warsaw leads critics here to believe tho retirement was voluntary. Grand Duke Nicho las is ??uro of .tho safety of tho War saw army. There is little change In other sections of the Polish salient. The Russians arc still holding thc eastern bank of tho Vistula. In the southeast neither Mackensen nor Archduke Joseph Ferdinand are mak ing much progress. In Courtland and Kovno Buolcw with three hun dred and forty thousand men la car rying out a sweeping flank movement on much tho same lines- as Kluck opened the western campaign. The left advanced further toward Divnak an? tho right -is approaching Kevno, which the Russl?ne aro- reported to bp evacuating. .- ....... im. imin'ihi mi ??? Th? Besieged fortress of Novogocr glovak at the Junction of the Vistula and tho Narew still holds out. The Germans claim they have captured one fort. An unofficial report says Monte San Michels has been taken by the Ital ians. It dominates Corlsia and the fall of the- city is expected. This would open the road to Trieste. There ls lively fighting west but nothing of outstanding importance. The French report a spirited engagement with,1 hand grenades in the Argonne Forest. Also fighting in the vicinity of Scu cbez and artillery duels In the region of Tracy Levai and Berryau Bae. fal FlandeiB Germans claim they forced the Belgian to evacuate advan ced positions ov? .tho Yser south of Dixmude. GERMANS ARE ATTACKING: KOVNO AND 0SS0WET? Petrograd. Aug. 7.-Attacks on Kovno and Ossowctz by the Germans have begun, says a official report to night. Soon a. pari ot the Ossowez fortress was stormed Friday under cover of a gas attack. Tho Gormans were disturbed by counter attacks. i London, Aug. 7.-~rhe Austro-Gcr man-forces who are being thrown for ward tn an endeavor to onvelob the Russian armies mow control thc bridge beads at Warsaw over tho Vis tula will have, conquered the river line and invaded Ttussian territory at an average depth of 100. miles from the Baltic to Bukowina. The British press thinks the Rus sians retired from Warsaw with their armies Intact. This belier ls based on Petrograd dispatches and lacks re ports to tho contrary. But there ls 0.1 lncreuulng disposition not to min imizo the serious ?ituation. Thc anx iety ot tho quadruple powers oe ems manifested in a- renewed pressure to bring the Balkan States In linc. Swe den ls now restless and even conser vative London Morning Post finds Cause for comment on Sweden's grow ing position to Russia as stimulated by German successes in Poland. Whether tho present Balkan negoti ations'will bo more vru?tful(than thc pr?viens attempts to align ' ?hera against Germany, and Turkey ls de batable. Though stilt holding . novogeor glesvk the russian garrison remains at bay. Thus the Russian armies ?re not only menaced back nf Warsaw but larger, more ?.?nld'able enveloping movements have-taken definite form, being In effect a great pair of pinch era acting at Devlnsk in the north. Brest-Litovak In tho south, superim posed on a smaller pair of pinchers seeking te crush the Russians In and around Warsaw-. There Is a chance that the group of the smaller pair will not he effective and lt will take some time to demonstrate whether the. movement will succeed. Lenten Prdss sad Sweden. London, Aug. 7.-Sweden's atti tude toward Russia and the latters allies for some tune past has re* ' : . - - ' VSTAKE ESS ON VFRNOT Plot To Kidnap Head of Mormons? fe* ' ' ' ' i BecauBQ o? the report ot ft plot to kidnap, Joseph F, Smith, tb? venera^ 'City Mormon lo?dui.; arranged to guard him. "This news is the.most startling and unexpected thing I have hoard in many years." said L'shop Smith, a son of tho president of the church. "1 had no previous intimation that such a plot existed. 1 am not pre pared to say that there ls no basis of truth to the plot, but I am positive that it was unknown to me until this moment." According to reports In Federal cir cles, throo or moro outlaws had planned a campaign of crime, fro:, holding up Yellowstone Park stages and blackmailing prominent. ranch mon, and finally Smith. * The same bandits were supposed to have held E. A. Empey in the wild country along tho Wyoming-Idaho lice, demanding $6,000 In gold from his relatives. Empey disappeared from his ranch near Idaho Falls. The recent holdup of New York tourists in Yellowstone Park, when several bandits obtained loot es timated at $4,000 from passengers in a stage coach, is attributed to the same gang. REVIEW OF WEEK ON STOCK MARKET _ * Now York, . Aug. 7.-Stocks wore Irregular this week. War stock con tinued to advance. Liability of heavy reactions were recognized but war shares held up well. Trading cen tered around Industrials, particularly stool. There were .-rv.MI higher records. Bethlehem steel rose over flftj', Crucible over twenty. Influ ences' were constructive. Iron trade roports were optimistic and copper was bettor while tho demand for rail roads eartutngs woro above the average.; vealed elements ot a disquieting char acter, tho Post declares. Embolden ed by tlic recent German success, tito paper says, tho tho latent hostility of Sweden, which has never forgiven the loss ot Finland has become strongly developed. Considerable preparations for war like contingencies will be made Ut North Swodon and tho Swedish a .un is fully mobiticod. If Sweden per sists in an unfriendly attitude toward Russia sho may rapidly drift into War which would1 Inevitably be a great obstacle to her future pro gress. Tia.? Times in a long analysis of tho Swedish situation says tho war party bas lost in importance and the people generally accept neu trality as the wio-rt course. London, Aug. 7:-The British fish lng smacks Hesperus, I vanees, Fish erman, Heliotrope and ... Coal monger were sunk presumably by a German submarine. Tho Danish steamer Hana Emils was set afire. Berlin, Aug. 7.-Fort Demobo, a part-of tho Warsaw fort l Meat iona ou the right bank of the V?stala river has been cartured by the Germans ac cording to an official annoua ce inert. MANY ACCIDENTS AT OPEN ING DERBY ON DES MOINES SPEEDWAY RALPH DEPALMA WON FIRST PLACE One Car Sailed Over Outer Edge of Bowl Instantly Killing the Driver. Des Moines, In., Aug. 7.-Two deaths, two - injuries probably fatal, marked the initial three hundred mlle j automobile derby on the new mile Bpeed way hore today. Ralph De Palma won, Ralph Millford was sec ond, and Eddie O'Donnell third. The fast time was thrco ^hourB, twenty minutes and. fifty two seconds. Joe Cooper was killed when bis car literally Bailed over tho outor 'edge of the bowl on the twenty-eighth lap. Louis Piel, his mechanician waa critically hurt. Billy Chandlers car crashed against the inside rall 01 the two hundred and thirty-eighth lap. Maurice Keeler, hts mechanician, was fatally hurt and died in a hospital several hours later. Chandler was seriously injured, a tire blow-out was blamed for the acci dent. A broken steering gear waa said t bo Ute Immediate reason for Coept losing control. Drove French Car at Speed of Nearly Hundred and Three Miles an Hour. Chicago, Aug. 7.-Daria Resta, driving a French car one hundred two and eight;' Ave one hundredth miles per hour won the Chicago ! speedway hundred mile race. He ! established a new competitive world's j record. Earl Cooper, ono hundred i one forty one one hundredths miles 'per hour was second. The previous i record was ninety nine and Ave one hundredths , miles per-hour held, by Porporato. I --:- . , OVERLAM? COMPANY MAKES CONCESSION TO. EMPLOYES Toledo, O., Aug. 7.-rElsven thous and employes of the Willys-Overland compr.ny received notice today that 148 ho ufa will constitute a work week at tho plant after November. This I waa made, voluntarily by tho com pany about six weeks ago. i INDIANA ELECTION F IIA UP. TRIALS TO BE EXPENSIVE j Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. l.- ^ho Marlon county council yesterday ap propriated $25,000 to Cover the ex penses of the triais of Thomhs Tag gart Mayor Bell and over. 100 other.*: .charged with conspiring to corrupt elections. Austrian Emperor III. ( London, Aug. 7.-Tho Kxchangc Telegraph company's Amsterdam cor respondent Says that a telegram re ceived from Vienna rer-arts that Ena ' peror Francis Joseph 'has had a severe ' chill and ls confined to bia bed tn the Schoenbrunn castle. The condition of the emperor, however, is said not to bo alrxmlng. NOMINEE IN MISS. ?Official Returns Announced By Secretary of State-Major ity of 1131. Jackson, Misa., Aug. 7.-Theodore Bilbo was nominated for governor In j Tuesday's Democratic primary b~ a , majority over four others of eleven i hundred and thirty one, Secretary ot State Powers announced tonight. Lae M. Russell was nominated for Hcutenaut-govternor over E. B. Car ter hy a majority of ninety five hund red. Will Settle the 1 Eduardo Snarer, Minister Front Chili. Doa Domini de (?nm?, Ambassador from 'trti7.il. ' Doa Rebulo de Kaon, Minuter from Argentina. Robert Lansing, secretary or state, called a meeting of the three minis ters to . the uBUed States from fr?e' principar South1- American countries, and tho three racking ministers from Central and South America to a con ference for Thursday, Aug. 5, on the -Mexican situation. It was freely pre GREEKS. REFUSE 'Not One Inch of Greek Terri tory" is Substance of Reply to Delegation of Macedonian Deputies. London, Aug. 7.'-Greece will not cede one inch of territory to Bulgaria was the substance of the reply ot Premier Goniarls to a delegation of Macedonian deputies who asked for a statement relative to the purpose of the government says . a Fte :ter dis patch - from Athens. The allies iiavo been trying to get Bulgaria to enter* tho war on their side and sho has demanded a cession of that part of Macedonia awarded to Serbia, at the end of the Balkan war and also thc southern portion.of tho' territory Riven to Greece. British, French, Russian and Italian ministers called on GounSTls Wednesday and made'un ted representations on the political situation tch purpose being tn gain Greece's assistance. Osama May Retire Prem Office. Tokio, Aug. 7.-Count.Okuma, the Japano3o premier IS Inclined to re main In oiflco owing to the pressure exerted by elder statesman. SAKS SWEDEN WILL MAINTAIN NEUTRALITY Swedish Minister ia London De clares Rumors Were With out Foundation. London, Aug. 7.-Sweden's decis ion to remain neutral ls ss Arm ss j ever. Ute Swedish minister to Lou don, Count Wrangel, said. There Is no foundation for thc rumora and tb?-. | suggestion that Sweden contepmlatea ac Mon tor tho recover yor Poland ls j absurd. .Premier Sazouoffa speech In thc Russlau Durna Sunday clearly indi cates that the relations between Swe den and Russia ls of a most friendly nature. Fate of Mexico tobort Lansing, Secretary of State. dieted that tho administration, having abandoned ita jolley . >of"*tatcMul .waTtrBg/' int&BioT toT compel'pe?ce in Mexico. The purpose of thc meeting was said to be to convince the South Americans that the United States did not intend conquest of Mexico in whatever forcible measures it took. ASK RECALL OF ATLANTA MAYOR Masa Meeting Also Passed Resolu tions Asking Recall of Sin Mern, bera of Police Commission Who Veted to Remove Beavers. Atlanta. Aug. 7.-Resolutions were adopted at a mass mauling tonight asking the recall of Mayor Woodward and six other members of the police board who recently voted' to remove Chief Ilea vern. Tho circulation ol recall petitions was ?tarted imme diately. A recall requires twenty five per. cent of the voters. The object declared by th? speakers was "tho redemption of a righteous man' crucified." Supporters of Beav ers declared at least part of the op position to Beavers from interests op posed to the strict enforcement ol laws. GUATEMALA* MINISTER EXPELLED FROM MEXICO Mexico City. Aug. .7.-Dr. Juan J. Ortega, minister from Guatamala, wac given his passports today and inform ed that he must- leave Mexico within twenty-four hours. The reason not announced, lt is supposed hb Wai persona non grata to Car ran sa. G1V?0IED Of ?URGER OF M TEACHER Holtzendorff Killed Teacher Be canse fits Daughter Was Punished. Jasper,, fla., Aug. 7.-Claude Holtzendorff was found. guilty of thc murder of Noah Yates, a school teach er. His sons, Ben and Wilmer, wore also charged with murder. The trial or Wilmer started immediately. Tho elder Holtzendorff whs senten ced to life imprisonment. It was al leged he compelled one of his sons tc kill the teacher became hts daughtei waa punished. Holtzendorff declared bo fired the shot. CARRAM AGREEl PEACE WILSON GOING TO WASHINGTON Many Matters Requiring Quick Action Demands Pretence in Capital. Cornish, Aug. 7.-President Wilson will probably be hack in Washington before the end of tho week, lt be came known tonight ho plans to re turn and get in personal touch with recent developments in tho Mexican situation, diplomatic exchanges with Great Britain and Germany and other pressing official business. Usually he could direct the work from hore but in the last few days many problems demanding quick action have develop ed. FE LL AFTER I ATTACK Prussian Reservists Made First] Breach-Entered City in Early Morning. Berlin, Aug. 7.-Press dispatches reaching Berlin say-Warsaw tell after a midnight storm of shot and shell against the forts south of the city. A division of Prussian reservists mado the first broach and entered the city at three o'clock op the morning of August fifth. The forts though de prived ot heavy artillery, offered et 1 isstlve iiaaiatSMSu.- . . - ~ The fall of tho west front was al most simultaneous with that of the south. Mixed divisions of Saxon, Bavarian and Wurttemberglan troops carried these. All four German king doms were represented In victory. ATLANTA STREET SWEEPERS TO WEAR WHITE I Ni?OHM8. Atlanta, Aug. 7.-"Clean street sweepers as'well as clean streets" ls the new slogsn of the sanitary de partment, which has equipped ita eighty-five sweepers in spotlessly I clean white khaki suits. They mado their. appearance for the first time on tho streets yester day, and gave tho city landscape truly urban appearance. ANOTHER CLOUDBURST AND TORNADO NEAR ERIE, PENN. Erle, Penn., Aug. 7.-Harbor Creek eight mites east of here was hit by a tornado and cloudburst early today. An appeal tor help bas been made. Tho property damage reaches many thousand. Relief WBB sent. So far 8B known there wero no fatalities, i N i more bodies were found here. COURT UPHOLDS RECEIVERSHIP Suspension of One Commissioner ; Held Void for Lack of Due Notice. Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 7.-The Ten- j nessee supreme court uphold the sus pension of Mayor Hilary E. Howse! and Commissioner Robert Elli' *t, under the ouster proceeding-? pending a final hearing. The suspension of Commissioner Alexander was held void because thc necessary notice'bad uot been given. The order of tho civil court of appals auspersedlng the ap r>ointm*,nt of a receiver for the city I now allowed to stand. Chancellor j Allison vacated ht* order appointing a receiver for the city. POLICE GUARD GERMAN BOAT AT CHARLESTON. Charleston, Aug. 7.-The police continued to guard the German steamer Lieben fels, whose crew of 52 .Hindu- threatened mutiny. ? The Hindun will lie taken to Mew York next Wednesday to sall for Calcutta. New President In Portugal. Lisbon, AUfe. 7.-Darnardlno Ma diado was yesterday elected by con gress president of Portugal- He ls] supported by the two principe! par ties and was elected on Uie third bal lot. Ho is popular with all classes, has been premier, provisional for-j olga minister, and minister to Brazil. Posse UHIs Three Bandits. Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 7. 11 Three Mexican bandits were kilted by ' a posse last night at a farm house about thtrty miles north of here. Ons i ot the posse was slightly wounded. IZA HAS D UPON ' PLANS SECRETARIES LANSING AND M'ADOO TO MEET IN N. Y. FOR CONFERENCE PLANS TO FINANCE NEW GOVERNMENT .lem Now to Find Accep table Mon for Provisional President. Washington, Aug. 7.-Secretaries Lansing ?md McAdoo went to New York tonight where they will confer tomorrow on the Mexican situation. Mr a doo was summoned from his Bum mer homo by telegraph late today. During the Pan American confer ence on Mexican affairs here there was considerable discussion of tho question of financing any government sat up ia Mexico. It is known sirh Ject was put over until the reconven ing of tho conference io New York next week. American Anaciera, who have been consulted, suggem that McAdoo be given the task uf sounding them. Lansing's mission inferred have to do this. Situation Eaeonrasntf. The Mexican situation ls more enV couraglng, officials tbink. than in a month as a result o: Carranza propo month aa a result of Carran sa propos-, lng a peace meeting of factional lead ers In a brief virtually asking recog nition, ond the outlining officially'at. "Wafatude of th?United plates for th? first time 8t&t?'ttre Tan American conference was called. Villa was im mediately notified of C?rranza'a pro posal and an early answer is expect* .ed. :.;C ' The United States made lt clear that the purposes of the Mexican revolu tion were accomplished when Huerta was deposed. After all the fighting over factional differences neither Car ranza nor vms control Mexico enough to be entitled to recognition although its admitted both must be' i considered and the first problem now is to find a provisional president who represents the caus? of the original rovelutlon against Huerta, but who ls not necessarily identified with any warring faction. Efforts to shape situation to con form to the views of the United States will be continued while tbs steps are proceeding to bring Shout negotia tions between Carranza and Via. An exhaustive report on the con ference yesterday and Thursday ha's boen sent to the president. It con tained a tentative draft of tfca address to Mexican leaders. Villa Befases to Comment. .El Paso, Aug. 7.---Gene'-a! Villa chuckled when told that Carranza hid. proposed a peace conference. He re fused to comment until he recelad further news. Villa has summoned the military officials of his territory to.a meeting tomorrow at Juarez. . ? ,C ' - Washington, Aug, 7.-The Ameri can consul nt Vera Cruse advised the state department that Gen. Calles commanding the Carranza forces threatening Nodale? has received In structions not vO endanger Ameri cana. Further reports from thc sams source say that Zapata raiders haye been operating along the Tehaunte? pac railway where they hve burned the Itations st Los ?.'aranjoz and Tres-Villas. Files Brief for Currawa. Washington, Aug. 7.-A formal bria? ia belief ot Carranza was filed with Lansing. It practically ask? po litical recignltlon and proposes that Carranza's Washington agents will meet any of the other factions in a peace conference. i... , .... BOYS WILL GO TO CLEMSON COLLEGE Frank Thompson a?d Willie Sex ton Begin Short Coarse There Tomorrow. Mr. Frank Thompson of sear Petr . dleton and Mr. iWltrio Sexton ot Starr will go to Clemson College tomorrow to begin the one month short curse Itifitoh they won having been the champion com growers hi tho boys corn club .last year. . This coursa will last for one month and all expone es wilt he patd. About 100 young men from over the state will attend.