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Mirer VOLUME II. ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MUKNING, AUGUST 17, 1915. MIIMRCD IO? BERLIN R SLAVS S FALLI BAVARIAN ARMY CROSSES BUG RIVER EAST OF SOKOLOW MACKENSEN ALSO REPORTS GAINS Balkans Skatioa Yet Uncertain But War'Premier of Greece Win? Victory. London, 'Aug. IC.-Berlin declares the left wing nf the Bavarian army lias fought Its way across the Bug River cast of Sokolow and fifty miles northwest of the Brcstlitovsk Une. This forms u slight wedge in the Hussian front which lias been virtual ly straight since the evacuation of Warsaw. Von Mackensen also reported push ing the Russians back along the Bug. Further west Von Hindenhcrg is credited with a successful attack on the advanced defenses of Kovno. as well as a successful attempt to break the Russian line between the Narew and Bug after, the Germans crossed the Norzew River. , .. i - This formed critical military news of the day, but attracted less attention here than did the diplomatic negotia tions In the (Balkans where the crisis has not yet been reached. The most significant phase of the Balkan situation was an Athens dis patch saying former Premier Venlze los won a decisive victory in his vic tory over tlie government party in tho organization of the G**eek chamber of deputies. His candidate was elected president, nf ,,lha chamber. London, Aug. 16.-Eastern mili tary operations arc developing slowly. Both sides feel the effect of tho War saw campaign. The Germans advance centers in Hindenburg's effort to cross the Ovina river eastward toward Pe trograd and at the approach of tho new Brcst-Lltovsk de tenso the Rus slans are holding tho. Gormans west of the Dvina. i The Balkan crisis in near a climax. The national assemblies of Greece and Serbia meet today and will probably decide regarding the Bulgarian terri torial demands, upon which hinges th0 united Balkan action with the allies. The outlook ls regarded pessimisti cally in well Ki formed quarters here. li is expected that Serbia will seek a compromiso and that Greece will re fuso. Athens reports that King Con stantine demands a stilet neutrality. Meantime there is evidence that . the Teutonic allies are preparing to deal with thc Balkan situation. Ac cording to information from . Bucha rest a German army corps is concen trated near the Junction of Serbia, Hungary and Rumania. This with the bombardment Of Belgrade and Aus trian artillery activity atong the Dan ube lends support to reports of great Teutonic offensive in the (Balkans. The outcome of the crisis ls awaited anxiously, as it is expected to deter mino whether the allies will receive new Balkan support or whether Ger many's ammunition for Turkey will continue cut off. The Bulgarian of ficials do not believe that an agree ment will be reached. The serbian minister to London told tho Associ ated Press that he etieved a middle grouud will be found to unite the Balkan states. Tho Norwegian*"' ateamor Alois has been sunk by a Submarine and tho crew "saved. Sylvia Pankhurst,* :ho militant suf fragist, assorts she will hot comply with the national, registration regu lation rf. Major General Hoghes, the Canadi an militia minister, at a rneetlnfc of Ame/louas last nig".I said that over two thousand Amer) eau s wore at the front with the Canadian contingent. Over a hundred ba/t airead/ fallen la thc Flanders fighting. Some ot the Weat Pointers are officers and many others have offered their ser vices. . Drowsed Ia 1T91 Race. Walhalla, Aug. l?.-C. Marrow fell into the race at Newry Saturday night and was drowned. GERMAN SUBM. TOWNS ON E. London, Aug. 16.- It was officially annoancad tonight that a German sub marine thu morning bombarded Par ten, Harrington and Whitehaven, but no casualties. The, ? ainag* was only alight. Whiteharen has a population HIS LOCAL REPRESENTA TIVES EXPECT UNYIELD ING REPLY TWO BATTLESHIPS GO TO VERA CRUZ Louisiana and New Hampshire to Replace Gunboats Now in Harbor There. ? + + CAVALRYMAN KILLED ? K MEXICANS AT MERCEDES ? ? - * ? Brownsville, Aug. 16-arm- ? ? ed Mexicans, estimated at + ? nearly three hundred, crossed ? ? the Rio Grande tonight and in + + a right near Mercedes Corporal ? ? Wilman of the Twelfth Bolted + + States Cavalry was killed and ? ? another BI idler wounded, ac- ? ? cording to ; report from Rang- ? .? ers Lient. Reynau. ? ? * *??*?+?**?*++.?*+*+* + ? + Washington, Aug. 16.-Carranza's local representatives expect him to return an unyielding response to thc Pan American Appeal for a conference of Mexican factions, maintaining that the Mexicans don't want outside inter ference. The battleships Louisiana and New Hampshire wore today ordered to Vera Cruz. They will replace the gunboat there. Washington, Aug. 16.-Assurances that Carranza will not obstruct the delivery of the Pan-American appeal to Mexico 'bas reached the state de partment in a message from C. B. Parker of the American embassy ?taff of Mexico City. He said that General Gonzales, thc Carranza com mander to messengers who are to carry the appeal to Zapata and others." Parker also reported 'destitution among the Americans in tho capital and said that 120 were being aided by the embassy attaches and had asked to bc sent to the United States. No replies to the Pan-American ap peal have been received.' The state department officials aro undecided whether to make them public before another conference. Under the ap peal the Mexican leaders may invite some Latin-Americans to arrange tho proposed peace conference. The offer of the United States may be Ignored. Wk SH? KN MAY DECLARE SELF EMPEROR to Have Been Advised By Supportera Thai it is Beet fog Country. Paris. Aug." 16.-President Yuan Shi Kat is discussing with his su periors ard with Professor F /ans; Qoodnow of Jahn Hopkins University, preplanning himselr Emperor. It bi China's legal adviser, the question of said professor Goodnow und many prominent Chinese believe -thin woulu be best for tho-country. China has been republic since Emperor Koang Sn abdicated after tine revolution In nineteen twelve? ARINE RAIDS NGLiSH COAST 1 ? of about twenty thousand and *as numerous, factories miking cordage and nail cloth, also iron and brass foundftrles and hsip yards. The other, towns nearby aro email. Tho Hank of England Bent in the United States secretly $50,000,000 for J. P. Morgan & Co. with which to pay for munitions of war ordered hero for the British government. This vast sum arrived In sevn x press cars from Halifax, to which point it. had been carried by steam ship. The photograph shows the ar WEST MARKET STREET NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC FINAL ASPHALT WORK TO BE DONE EARLY TODAY G ?O S^T $18,939,92 One Half PaH by Abutting Prop erty Owners-Everybody Well Pleased With the Job. Early this morning tho boards marked, "Street Closed," were taken off West Market street arid it was' opened up for trafile, for its entire length. All of the asphalt surface was nut down yesterday afternoon ex cept about three square yards the rain halting tho work before it could be finished. With thc completion of the paving on West Market street Anderson has ita first street paved with asphalt and the first street finished under the re cent bond issue. Tho surface ls smooth, the work an a whole han boen very satisfactorily done and tho peo ple of the city in general arr glad that this ^treet is now finished. Tho paving on West Market street from Main street wost to Maxwell ave nue cost exactly $18,949.92. of which $9,469.96, or rnc-half was paid hy tho abbutttng pvopertv owners. There are P2.6S3 square yards of asphalt paving and the contract price ls $1.42 per square yard. The Southern Paving comauy ls well pleased wita the Job on this street and so Is City Engineer Sanders and his assistant. Many city offi cials have visited Anderson since the work has s. ar ted and all have ex pressed then" approval. Mr.- Mr>rtz, traveling representative of the South ern Paving Company, was in the city yesterday and ho is so well pleased with the work that he says Mr com pany will In all likelihood use the paving here as an advertisement of the work they do. ITALIAN HAS DEVICE TO DIVERT TORPEDOES Paris, Aug. IC.-An Italian engi neer. Quarlnl, has Invented a dorice making lt possible >o drive torpedoes out of theil' course and explodo them, says a Romo ?portal. It worked mic nessfully and arrangements have been made to supply the allies' fleets. Five Killed in Ki pl o H lo a. Emporium, Aug. 16-Five men were killed in an evjlosion at thc Aetna Ex plosif company's plant at Orr*y.~-Rcn, near here. The cause waa unknown. Is Needed At Capital. Washington, Aug. 1?.-President Wilson will not visit?the citizen sol di ars* camp nt. Plattsburg, N. Y. He frols that public business forbids him leaving Washington. Wilson Caaeet* Beating. Washington. Aug. 16.-President. Wilson cancelled for tomorrow the regular cabinet meeting and Thurs day's crmtorence with correspondents. *0,000 Through M rival of several trucks at t lie suh trea8iiry, where', tho gold was de posited. Tile great sum. consisting of about $.:o,000.ono tn the host securities and the remainder in gold, was loarVd on automobile trucks at Thirty-third street and Eleventh avenue, in the ENGLAND WILL PUT COTTON ON AND LIST ! FORMAL ORDER EXPECTED AS SOON AS DETAILS ARE ARRANGED [SHIPPERS HAVE EXPECTED ACTION [Stete Department Preparing to ^ Resist Otder Through Dip lomatic Channels. Washington. Aug. V>,-Great Brit ain and her allies have decided to de clare cotton contraband of war, ac cording to unoflicinl but authoritative I communications to the htatc depart ment. Formal announcement of tho contraband order is expected as soon as the allies ngree upon the details. [Cotton Interests have boon expecting [this and it is known that the state de partment is preparing to resist tho new move with every means at the ?command of diplomacy. Tho allies contend that co! ton has [taken the place of saltpetre In tho manufacture of gunpowder, and salt petre has always been contraband. Also " that Presidenta Lincoln and Johnson went on record as maintain ing as contraband "materials for the i fabrication of ammunition. " Great BriUiln previously always contended against regarding cotton as i contraband, but now claims Ameri can cotton shippers) .n many cases ; backed by Herman capital, have been sending cotton to Germany through neutral ports, and under the present orders in council, all Great Britain i can do when she seises such cotton In to pay for it. I ALLEGED SLAYER COMMITS SUICIDE Former Dunkard Manager Hangs Self in Jail at South Bend, Indiana. South Bend Ind.. Aug. 16.-Silas N. Klbersole tho former Imnknrd minister who wan held for thc mur der of fifteen year old Hazel Macklin last year committed suicide by hang ing In the county *all this morn in c. Elbersole's body was found hanging front'the iron bars of the pint. Indi cations, showed that he bsd been dead several hourn. lie lind a small l^fld pipe from th?- disinfectant apparatus, twisted it around his neck and around the bare. H<* trussed himself with towels and blankets ?o he could not icleave himself. . Ho left no confes sion . zw York Streets listriet known as "Hell's Kitchen." whero gangsters and e.rlmlnnlB Jirong. but twenty mounted pollco uen guarded tho automobiles. On the Front sent of each were two guards .arrylng rlflos. In fact, so much fuse ?vas made over the shipment that half ?f New York was excited hy lt. RENT RAWS HU STREET PAVING ?RK STREET CAR TRACK CREW WERE NOT AT WORK YESTERDAY CONCRETE ' FORCES Have Abo Been Put Out Until Streets Dry up-Will Prob ably Begin Again Today. The recent rains have boen Interfer ing a great deal with the progress of he street paving and street work In general. They have caused tho ground to got wet, which has heen tho reason of some nf the work being Uoppod temporarily. Yesterday afternoon the ratn, which hegnu shortly after 4 o'clock, prevont ?d the asphalt work on West Market street being finished. However, all was completed except about three iquare yards, and thc street Is open te traffic this morning. . The street car track paving has also been stopped until the ground dries up. Thc force is now working down In thc flat on Routh Main street and yesterday morning the street was too wet and BOft for the work to con tinue. Mr. E. ft. Horton,,Jr.. engl uer in charge of the street car paving [.onstrnctlon, .stated yesterday after noon that tho work would, have been started up again this morning bad lt .mit rained again. As H Is,, the work will in all probability not be renewed until some time tomorrow. "The concrete work . on Calhoun itr?et was also held up yesterday be cause of the wet ground. This work will 'i.ardly be renewed until tomor row afternoon. Yosterday the grading forces were it work on ddhonn street between McDuffle and Mein. Today they will l)c nt work on Church, street, begin ning at tho Baptist church and. work ing back toward Main. \ Mi: Ii I t'A NS la AH M KM A SUFFER XANY ll A RDM II IPS Washington. Aug. 16.-Fifteen nembers of tho American mission In Van, Turkish Armenia, who were resent at the recent fighting, have arrived at Tlflia, broken down with work and hardship. Consul Smith notified th? stato department that Mrs. Usher died at.Van, and her hus band was dangerously 111 at Ti Ills. Other members of the mission aro without money or proper clothing. Savannah Man Browns. Savannah. Ga., Aug. ld.-William rollins, president of Collins Brothers company of this city, was drowned in St. Catherine's sound today when he fell from the launch in which he and a party of friends had started on a fishing trip. John W. Harper Dead. Btddeford. Maine. Aog. IC-John SV. Harper, of New York, last, survi vor of tho Harper 'BroH., magazine publishers, died today gt Utddefprd Pool, aged 84. AMERICAN MONEY WORTH MORE THAN EVER ON EXCHANGE AMERICAN DOLLAR IS NOW STANDARD American Contracts for War Sup plies Call for Palment in American Douala. Now York. Aug. 16.-Tho American di,Mai- ruled the world unlay with an Iron grip. Foreign exchunges went uown to now depths in the torrent ot bills that poured into tho exchange from American manufacturers seeking pay for big war contracts. Coincident'with tho startling decline In exchange rates came the assertion from an unimpeachable source that every contract for supplies sent abroad called for payment In Amorl enn dollar." and not in pounds sterling, which hovetofore have been thu stand ard xof finance tho world over. Im mense losses, therefore, duo to dc cllnb in foreign exchange rates will he borne to tho last penny, by foreign buyers. The situation ls exactly thc opposite of what has heretofore been the popular belief. When the ratos wore lowest today the pound (normal rate $4.87) sold for $4.64 and 6.2 francs equalled an American dollar, while a dollar pur chased 6.48 lires. Before the closing of the market, .pounds sterling rose 'half a point, francs three lires one. Bankers held an informal confer ence to consider thu situation and de cided to leave the remedy to Europe, as foreign buyers, not Americans, are sufferers. European selling of American secu rities, or the establishment here of at least live handled million dollars credit is regarded among American han ker? as the only way Europe ex changes can restore thc rates to nor mal. London, Aug. 16.-Financiers are making a strong effort to relieve thc low rate of British exchange by having tho government Issue and put on the American markot a large amount of short term high rate bonds; which will be attractive to American purchasers. It was said that all American securities posBlblo have al ready been sold. AMERICAN LUTHERANS MEET IN SEPTEMRER Sessions to Be Held in Rock Is land and Moline, HI., and Davenport, ?own. Philadelphia. AUB. 16.-Announce ment ls made here of plans for the biennial convention of the General Council of the Lutheran Church In Amorlca, which will be held Septem ber 9-1 T., with sessions In Rock Island and Moline III., and Davenport, Ia. Thin body of Lutherans ls composed of thirteen district synods, with a combined membership ot half a mil lion communicants. The women's federation of the C'-.m oral Council of the Lutheran Church in America will hom* its convention ?t the same places at. tho esme time. SAFE CRACKEl FROM JAIL Walhalla, Ang.l*.-Lester Sanders charged with safe blowing and rob bing IWo stores in Seneca, and Sam Watkins, charged with non-support ef his family, broke jail hero last night by sawing the bars ot their cell and STORM LVESTON; LEAVING MANY SEEK REFUGE ON MAINLAND AS WATER RISES ? STORM EFFECTS ALL GULF COAST Two Marines Swept Overboard Drowned-Brazilian Minis ter Delayed. Calveston, Aug. 16.-Galveston Htreets near the bay were three feet deep In water at eight o'clock to night and the wind blowing sixty-flvo io seventy-three, and occasions? gusts of nlucly miles an hour, as the result of a tropical storm which hit hore this afternoon. Hundreds of people lett the island on which Gal* veston lu situated, seeking safety in Houston and other inland points. t KKtlmuted (Ive thousand people left here past thirty et/, hours. Tonight virtually all homes, especially those on tho beach were deserted and peo ple gathered in down town hotels and. public buildings. Tho barometer at tight o'clqck was 29. Electric lights are out and city is practically in dark ness. Water ls a foot deep downtown. No loss life has been reported and no serious damage. N oships left the harbor today. The wind tonight Is blowing from the northwest, thus the only water lt hurls against the city Is from the nar row bay. In nineteen hundred the water came front the sea. and eight thousand were drowned. It is believ ed the sea wtH Trtlt protect the city this time. \ Wireless ('rippled. Brownsville, Aug. 16.-The army wireless Btst'on tonight, received a message from thc transport Buford at Galveston saying the water had risen ten feet and several vessels were overturned. The local station failed to get either Galveston or Texas City wifeless sta tions to respond then but at six p. m. the Texas City wireless said the water was then going over the viaduct con necting Galveston with the mainland. Houston, Aug. IC.--At.ton o'clock tonight the only wire working be tween here and Galveston went down. The weather bureau believed tho hur ricane han left-the gulf and ha; low struck mainland between here and Galveston. High winds prevail all along the roast and several Islands are cut off. No loss of life ls reported. Cardoxa Delayed. New Orleans, Aug. 16.- Brazilian Minister Oardoza Is still unable to reach here tonight on account bf the high winds and waves. The gunboat Sacramento, bringing him. remained anchored off the mouth of the Missis sippi. Two Marines Drowned. Washington, Aug. ? 16.-Bardie Wayne Bay, of IUIBBIBBIPPI, the next .of kin tn Maude Ray Holcome, and James Franklin Robinson, of Ohio, mariners, were washed overboard and drowned ye: te rd ay while the ship was passing through a gulf hurricane somewhere south of the Florida coast. No dam; ge to the New Hampshire or Hie Louisiana is re ported. Storm Gseetal. (New Orleans, Aug,-1ft.-The trop ical storm covered a large par', of the Gulf Sf Mexico. The effects were felt. from Western Florida to eastern Texas and a distance of 50 miles In land. There, were -heavy raina and 25 to 48 mlle winds. No serious damage Is reported though there were heavy tides at Waveland, Miss., and reports are re ceived of one man killed during an electrical storm. About fifteen hun dred yards of the beach road were washed away. Warnings were sent last night and resort residents mored to higher ground. \> ES C AIFES AT WALHALLA the windows ot oounty Jail. It ls be lieved that they were given assistance from. Ute outside. Several other prisoners could have escape dit they bad known or desired Co do so. y - . .