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VOLUME II. _ ANDERSON, S. C SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1915. i ?. ?^B?mm?wm??mm?msB^?m???ms??m?mmmmmmm ' , _ NUMBER 197. WESTERN FORTS OF GRODNO FALLING UNDER GER. MAN GUNS WILL ABANDON WHOLE FORTRESS Austrians Also Class S??COCWC-S-> \ Driving Russians From London, Sopt. 2.-Tho Teutonic offensive again is raakiag headway and" tue H u s H lan H haye resumed their retreat except in Hlgn region whore tho l/usglans arc holding Hindoo berg's, fprces. Grodno's western forts were, evacuated after two were destroyed by heaVy guns and stormed by German infantry. It is considereJ Ukoly the whole fortr?s? has been abandoned for lt is no longer tenable since the Germans crossed the Grodno Vilna railway and penetrated Bielo viezh forest southeast of the town. Vilnr, will doubtless be the next Ger man objective on this front. In the southeast Vienna reports a series of successes, virtually driving the Russians out of Galicia. The Russians how hold a narrow, strip between the Sereth rive rand Besse ara. The Austrians claim across the border of the latter province the Russians burned villages indicating a further retreat. The Teutons claim advances overy Iliero but they haven't captured any drge number of men or guns lately, j: Toe Russian suns have been kept wall behjnd their infantry. There is some talk of an. advance, on Kisv but .the j distance is great and thotountry diffi cult for, troop m Ormonts. .The Oermahe claim they recovered the trenches lost Itt Vosges last Au gust, while the French again roter only to artillery-engagements. Increased activity is notod in the Dardanelles. - Tho British captured an importait point dominating tho Turkish communication line and British submarine sunk four more Turkish transports. The*Turka say mine sweepers aue- busy at the en trance of the straits, suggesting that aa attack 1B contemplated in that di rection. A Rome dispatch says the Austrians evacuated F<o ve reto. Quicial state ments claim Italian successes at oth er fronts. A? London, Sept. 2,-The British pub lic has <been greatly cheered by a ver sion of the recent, heavy fighting at the Dardanelles, contained in an oill dal' report received last night from General Sir Ian Hamilton, the Brit ish commander in chief. This report bad been eagerly awaited In view ot Cojistantlnopie's assertions that tho allies had boen repulsed with heavy losses. Sir Ian claims that his forces, operating tn the northern section or tho line, captured an Important tac tical point commanding the Buvunk Ansiar?a valley, to the east and north as well as making an appreciable gm long UK- Auetralln front. If the '3r?tieh colonials now domi nate tits Amatoria valloy, their guns should have a clear field, to fire upon, ?a?? of the main Turkish supply roads leading toward Actbt Babe.. Tho Turks however, have au alternative lino of communication with this part of their front. Constantinople bad admitted ?io advance on ' *;.? part of the af?ice. ; The Wnsstanii bte developing unex pected strength la tho north? where they claim, they are not only holding Hindenburg's forces, but Oiave gatnod local suefcesfi near Vilna. ' Various ehr.uges have been made in the Rus sian command, the 'most important be sag the rotura of General ttussky to ?tho leadership of the northern'army. A Berlin wireless, which ia usually ahead dY'the" Petrograd officials, ??S-| ? fices, announces a ?-evorssl in the Gallclan situation ns a result of a Victorious assault oh tho Russinrts north of fcebraw. . The English . pi?ss is interested keenly in the German promises of a chango In submarine tactics and at tachesconsiderable sigrrfficahoe to tho news that Admir?t von Tirplta ls to have a vacation. This is inter preted as tadlcailAe that Ch^^llor .ron Betfcmann Holloweg has won a definite victory ever hts navaV col league in the German cabinet. At (J?Tdao. .Berlin, Sept. 2.-tt is ?fflclally an nounced that the Germans have taken the outer forts of ??? Runa?an foi tr British Vessel Sank. London. J3?|>t. S.-The Bi stenos. ^ ia ot Lieth ha sunk, fare? ot thc. crew ar< REPORTED BAND OF ONE HUNDRED CROSSED RIVER NEAR HOT SPRiNGS CIVILIANS READY FOR HOT FIGHT Shots Exchanged Between Rang ers and . Mexicans Who Burned Bridge. (St---' Bl Paso, Sept. 2.-'Ready for a j sharp fight, cowboy? and -ranchers are mossed near Hot Springs where a.hundred. Mexicans are reported td havo crossed thc border. It ls stated that ?the Mexicans are planning re venge on the slaying of Orozco. -! Sereral Tolleys Exchaaged. Sanbantond, Tex.. Sept. 2.-Sev jCral volleys haye been exchanged be t wet ?a armed civilians and 25 Mexi cans who fired the railway bridge, 14 miles north of Brownsville. None of tho civilians were injured. TWP Americans Killed. Brownsville, Sept. 2.-Tlio bullet riddled bodies of two Americans kid napped by Mexican bandits twelve miles north of hero were found late today hrth? bed of a dried lake about twelve miles north of hero. The bodies were brought here. Brownsville-, Texas, Sept. 2.-Unti ed States troops are trail lng Mexican raiders who set fire to and partially destroyed, a railroad bridge fourteen miles cofth of here, shortly after midnight. - . Special troop trains- frem'Al^uV^* ville, Harlingen. an(1 San Benlte hur ried td the scene. A" party of Ameri cans traveling from ? Brownsville who passed the trestle shortly before lt was set on fire reported '.hat they had been fired upon by a band of between twenty-five and. thirty Mexicans. Germany Offers to Submit Claims for Damage Arising From Arabie and Lusitania Cases for Adjudication. Berlin, Sept. 2.--4Jormany, accord ing to instructions sent to Count von 3oTnsttorff, German ambassador to thc Ji.nlted States, offers to submit to The iague for adjudication, claims for rompensatlon arising out of the. Lusi anla and Arabic cases. At the same ime Germany provides for immunity rom attack without warning to pas ongor steamers. 1ft H. EARLE II ?byskkru Extend no Hope for Life of Greenvale Man Who Attempted Suicide. Greenville, Sept. .1.-12:30 a. m - it midrlght lt was stated at the city ospital that the condition of J. H. tarie, who ou Wednesday evening hot himself ^through the Head,' was ach ns to cause the physicians to st poet h's death within a tow hours, ll day he Mngered between life and ca th and mow lt ls stated' that he is rawing weaber (Jreesjwoo4 ftet!? Beads. ? . Greenwood, . -Sept. 2.-il reen wood ?day ?old $100,000 thirty year street nprovemfrat bonds to the Gommer - fal bans of this etty for $102.70, the roceeds to bear iaforest at 5 per sot whon deposited with this bank Behool bonds in the sum of *35, 10 hara not yet boon sold. Alleged Spy Rrt*a*ed. Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. Walser rrth. a German, changed with en trlcg government reservation to ob onal tot f-n tled, We yesterday w*s released Homey Neely, for lach of evidence. J What Happened to Cam. 12-Inch Mortars BRITAIN N0Ti WITH THE GE, SUBMAI Loudon, Sept. 2.-The ItrKlsh overnment caunot ho a consenting jar ty to the settlement of thc su hm a-1 nc question which puts a liner andi ts passengers in a class apart from t merchantman and Its crew, the cvon ng papers say, in commenting on thc I io te of Count Hornstorf!" to Secretary .AnBing. "We can acknowledge no such dls fnctlon," Stiys the Westminister Qa* lette, "and for full satisfaction ot ?ur dalma wo can accept nothing less han the reentablie unent of a law vhlch protects all non-combatants! rhether. neutrals or nations, whether hey are traveling on liners, or on irdlnary merchantmen. ''Ou;' case is admirably defined y President Wilson, both in tho note [?reece Enters Ai Commerce a Paris, Sept. 2..-An Athens corres* ondent of tho I ia vac agency . says lat a final agreement has been cached, botweea .the entente powers nd Greece concerning navigation and ommerce. Greece, agrees to take the brietest measures for tho suppression' f trade in contra band, and the cn >r>te consents to the free exportation J. S. Asks Detail On Relaxation Washington,-Sept. 2.-Ambassador I ago w*v* today instructed io obtain | om 'the'' London authorities detailed [formation /regarding tho relaxation? i Che enforcement of tho British, or? ?r In cottno'l, which tho British am issatlur here had given informal ns iranlcev would he forthcoming. Tho1 UR&S MASSACRE MORE AMERICANS mid Bumed After Many of In habitants Wes* Killed By Tori?. London, dept. 2.-->*?n Athens dis* itch to tho R ??bange Telegraph Co., ys travelers from Constantinople mpnuce (hat Friday tho Turks huru i Xstnid crfd Jnass?cred a largo SUBI ' Asia Minor, f?fty-n!x' miles south- i ?t of Constantinople. Its popula-*: m Ss about twenty-five thousand. e ra When Uncle Sam's f ere Fired at Fort Totten. SATISFIED HMAN muCY UNE W?ftF?REl ot February 10, and after the sink log of'be Lusitania. Wc cannot .help' ?hoping bhe United States will put on record that it stand? by tho whole of the doctrino expounded in the pres ident's earlier communications.' . tJeramn Public In the Dark. Lui.don, Sept. 3.-!jPho German pub lia-has boen kept ignorant of any con cession ?OTho United State? concern ing the submarine warfare, accord ing to the London Times, willoh as serts that German newspaper. Sat urday and Sunday moko no mention of. a chango of policy and refer only briefly to t.\o Arabic case. Tho British admiralty's revelation regard ing tho toss of many submarines has also been concruled . from tho Ger man?, Tlie Times asserts. greement On nd Navigation of. tobacco and raisins on the basis of export statistic? previous to the war, ad to tho importation'from British colonies of all goods exclusively re served for individual consignees In Greece. . Search hy allied war ships of Greek boats, going from one Greek port to another, is to cease, immedi ately. zdlnformation of Council Order state department wanta to know what character'of shipments will bo allow ed to come forward and through what channel application must bc made for release of American cargoes. Tho ambassador recently at Med that Gorman goods contracted and paid for before the war would be allowed to proceed. NO mm INF Grand Jory Reports lability to Connect Anyone Directly With Crime. . Marietta. Ga.. Sept.; 2.-Tho Cobb county groad Jury InvestJgatlng the frank lynching today reported that they were unable to find evidence to tadi?t ony ono for tt<e crime. They fa-tiad*-several clues mit wore unable to find aayone who could identify the party. DETAILED PLANS TO THAT END IN SPEECH AT EX POSITION DUTY OF PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED Should Eliminate Politics From Question and Employ Ex pert Advice. San Francisco, Sont. 2.-William Howard Taft advocated/preparedness for war today. He Illustrated its nec essity and detailed means to that ond in an address at Taft day exer cises at tlie exposition. Ile said Germany's yielding to tho administration demands should eaiiBu great rejoicing and occasion for con gratulations to tho president. It should not however, lead tho people away from the duty of reasonable preparation. 'He pleaded for the ex clusion of politics from tho question of preparedness and for tho employ ment ?yf expert advice regarding an increase In the navy's tonnage ot Uidnty per cent, an increase of ita personnel by twenty thousand sailors, nine hundred otlicers. an increase of mi'ni Hies for coast defenses of ten thousand coast artillery men and six nndred olllcers, and an increase of tho mobile army to fifty thousand and quadruple the number of educated of ficers . French and British Financial Com missioners Coming-Discussion of Plan Postponed Until Ar rival. London, Sept. 2,-Plans for cor-| reefing the abnormal exchange eltua t ?na and putting the entire machinery | of setting trade balances between America and Europe right, will be j clarified within a fow days. The French and British financial | commissioners aro expected then. Both, commissions have received in structions and the Prenc?w sailed from ! Bolougne last Saturday. Authorities j naked that details regarding the Brit ish commission be not discussed un til the commissioners aro out. of the danger zone. "The situation is not regarded as Alarming by the government. One well informed' authority declared Ku-1 rope wasn't on her knees begging j America to assist them as New York j seems to think. He declared that ex actly reverso ls true. America wants to sell Europe goods and if Ameri cans hone to continue these sales she must fi'.d means for giving the usual credit? and stabilizing exchange. MRS. MOHR RELEASED UNDERHf BOND \ccused of Hiring Negroes to Kill Husband OB Account of Jealousy. Providence, lt. I., Sept. 2.-Mrs. '-'lizabeth Tiffany Blair Mohr, who was unrested after three negroes confessed (he hired them for five thousand dol are to kill her husband. Dr. C. "rnnklln Mohr, released under a ten housond dollar bond tonight. MUM ?mity Burger, Dr. Monr office assis* ant, who **** wounded af tho same Ima when Mohr was shot and killed, s recovering. Jealously, or a desire ?. get her husband's property ls sag seated as bia wifete motivo. She lentes tho' accusation. ' She and her lusband have been living apart. fia* Pleat Fer Greenwood. Greenwood. Sept, A gas plant j or Greenwood Is assured. The three inndred names required by the water uni light cVnnniissienera bare boen urn-Ml tn to Supt. Sprole?, who will tow notify the various builders and ?quest that they submit ' pinas and (pacifications. m New Catholic Societies' Head - 1111 John Whalen. John Wiialen lias Just boen elected head of the American Feder ation of t "at liol it- societies In the animal meeting. Mr. Whalen has been a very prominent Catholic for many years. Ho was also an obi friend of Richard (.'roher when the latter was boss of Tammany. Years ago he was corporation counsel of New York, a position Uko that, of city attorney in many other places. WM ? i ? l?ni i Reported Submarine Waa Caught In Steel Net and Crew ? Now Prisoners in England-Largest and Newest Type U Boat New York, Sept. 2.-An oRlcor of tho Whit J Star liner, Adriatic, ar riving fruin Liverpool today, declared that the German submarine which sunk the Araldo has been caught in a steel not, and its crew were now prisoners in England. Ho added that within tao past sixty days tho Uri tish have captured no less than fifty sub marines. After stating positively that the submarino which torpedoed the Arabic had been captured, tho officer said he could not disclose the place nor de tails. He eald. however, that tho U-boat was of thc latest, largest type in tine German army. Major General Slr Samuel Hughes the Canadian minister of militia and defense, and Premier Borden were ar rivals. \ Six Arabic Survivors, Mrs. Mar garet Atkinson, her son Arthur Atkin son,' Mrs. F. C". Allison, W. Bathrust, Miss M. Christophenson and John Poperty were on tho Adriatic. Slr Herbert Holt, president of the Royal Bank of Canada and another arrival, said that members of tho Brit ish financial committee are coming here to effect a readjustment of t?e foreign exchange situation. They were to have sailed on tho Adriatic, but changed their plans at thc last min ute. He added that be believed they would reach here in tho near future. GERMAN MARINE MINISTER QUITS! ? London, Sept. 2.-An Amsterdam dispatch to tile Exchange Telegraph says Admiral von Tirpitz, German ma rine minister will resign. He Will he succeeded by Adi ??..ral Von Pohl, now chief of the admiralty staff and com mander of tho German battle fleet. .. Suffrage Loses ra Alabama. WILSON MAKES PUBLIC LETTERS ON DEFENSE Asked Daniels and garrison to Consult Best Informed Men As to Needs. Wa ?.iligton, Sept. 2.-President Wilson tonight made public tho let ters he wrote to Garrison ant* Daniels last month asking them to formulate definite programs for strengthening national defeuae? that be might make recommendations in his nert mes ?ago to congress. Tiie reporta are virtually com piet ra. The leltera expressed the desire bat the secretsftarie* cooror wlih the best informed naval and army men tod ascertain what they thought need 3d, POPE BELIEVES TIME RIPE FOB PEUCE MOVES SENDS SUGGESTION TO PRES IDENT WILSON THROUGH CARDINAL GIBBONS NEU ? RALS MAY ACT JOINTLY Reported Germany is Willing to Conclude Peace if Granted Freedom of Seas. Washington, Sept. 2.-Peace talk ls In tho air. Cardinal Gibbons today conveyed to President Wilson a sug gestion from the Pope that the tune is ripe for proponing discussions hav ing as their object the cessation of ?hostilities. The Cardinal told the president of his gratification over tbs apparent successful termination of the submarine negotiations, lt is under stood tho Cardinal made no definite suggestion for a peace movement. Iiis visit aroused the deepest Interest in official and diplomatic circles. It waa suggested thut one outcome might he a Joint action for peace among the head:: cf neutral nations and the Pops. Up to the present, however, the Unit ed Stater, has acted singly ia such matters. Germany Beady. Washington, Sept. 2.-An authori tative 'though -unofficial statement of the German embassy to the United Stages discloses the Information that. Germany's concessions to America were made primarily to Initiate a move to h ria g peace and establish tbs freedom ot the seas. Germany is now willing to make peace If the freedom cf ts?- essa ls guaran teed. If Poland Is granted free dom, and if thc Jews of all countries are accorded Inali?nable r-'ghta ns hu man heines. - The statement continues that the responsibility, for tao continuance of the war rests with the allies. It says further that Germany is optimistic i yarding tho power ot the United Ste ?es to initiate u p-'ace conference. r?rinany is willing .at any time to ?nuke honorable peace. The printed financial condition ot tho allies, it la stated, makes ibo time ripe for peace. Formai Note Expected. Tho administration expects a for mal note from Germany on the * gea rla 1 subject of sMbmar ino war faro th addition to BernBtorff's memorandum yesterday. Tho state department admits that lt expects nerita to re port the Arabic incident. This hi believed necessary to clarify abso lutely the German American situa tion. That the American correspondent James F. A. Archibald offered to transmit official documents from the German embassy at Washington to tho Berlin government and that tba offer waa declined by the German om* bassy but had been accepted by tho Austrian embassy was admitted ot rically by German diplomata. Archbald was taken from a liner by British authorities whon he waa about to leave longland. He ts ? personal friend of Ambassador Bera ?tarn*. ?D SIERLIK6 m mmmmm Sained Eight and a Quarter Other Foreign Honey Also I Advanced. New York, Sopt. 2.- The recovery ?f tottering money values waa spectac-. kiar and swift today. Sterling gained tight and quartet' cents. touching our sixty-two one half; Francs gai'4 ?d fourteen'cents, going five ninety live; Urea* -gailted nine, going six 'orty-fVreV The rally led to the belief hat rater usarly normal will soon be stabH* iod. Neu York, Sept. 2.-The English >oujnd sterling climbed as rapid' ' to lay as It plunged downward ea. ty in ho week. Opening quotations wera :4.5S with an over night gain of our cttntft then lt climbed to $4.66 ?acting about noon to ?4.r>0. The upward turn taken ' Indicate hat British banker* are acting to stop he declines. Other forma of ex ijan ge also showed greater strength. Montgomery. Ala.. Sept. 2.-The cjual suffrage meas tree recently de nted in the lower house of the sglalatnre was defeated in the san te today by a vote ot iii to 10.