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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. BOTH WINGS OF RUSSIANS PUT UP DETERMINED OFFENSIVE CENTER MAKING STRONG DEFENSE Russians Report Twenty-Two Thousand Prisoners Taken in Week tn Galicia. London. Sept. ll.-The western front, where emportant events are believed impending, attracts almost as much attention as the eastern bat tlefields where the Russians and AJUS tro-Germans are contending for thc mastery of Important railway Unes. For some time yet, however, tho east is expected to be the scene of more sensational actions. The Rus sians are patting up a strong'offen sive on both wings and aro making a stubborn defense in thc center, where the Tentons, although gaining daily, are meeting increasing opposition. Each village, stream and road in' the Teuton's path is proving the scene of a sanguinary engagement. In the narrow strip of Galicia be tween Sere th river and the Bessara blan frontier, the Russians have been strongly reinforced and are appar ently w -Al supplied with guns and am munition. The Russians report their third victory here, bringing. :< the total prisoners fortEe week 1d*?w*8?ny tvro thousand:' Vienna officially ad mits, a setback in this region. an nouncing tonight that tho Austrians have withdrawn their front in the Sereth region to the heights east ot Strips river "before superior enemy forces." The Russians estimated that two and a hali million Austro-Germ.'?as * are in the eastern front. Artillery activity in Artois front, in Lorraine and in other sections is again mentioned in tho French offi cial statement tonight. The, state ment also declares, that German sur prise attacks were defeated between the Aisne, and Marne rivers. A'bomb struggle is on tn Argonne. The Bolgian statement tell?: of artil lery Uro on their section of front. | The Italians, likewise, aro bombard- ! ^ing their enemy's lines, presumably ? to find a weak spot to attack. Vienna I tonight announced that bomb, throw: j era compelled the retreat of Italian infantry ort the front from Verme gllano to Mont Cosch. It also men tioned vigorous artillery activity of the Italiana. Rome announced small Infantry ! successes In the Rodo Castello zone i abd also in the Valleyes of Camonl ca,. upper Tirano and Ledro and told of reeulslng minor Austrian Infantry ?ttkeks; It also announced that Che Italians were compelled to retreat after capturing Austrian trench?? In Tolmin? wootton when the Austrians used asphyxiating gases Th? French aro considering re cruiting In tboir colonies in Chlon| and Equatorial Africa, whlcb would add seven hundred thousand men to their forces bv hext spring. Switzerland is . renort?d copald** lng calling out additional troon* be-! cases of reoortcd concentration of belligerent force* opposite her north western frontier. London, Sept. ll.--"While the Rus sians have announced another, suc cess on the i >'jth Gallcian front they admit that In this, seddon, fighting ls not of tho molt vital Importance. Tba capture of 5.000 nicn tn Galleta, the Russians say ls offset. With Field Marshal,von Macken sen hovering along the line the minor; forts controlling the railroads ?re| desired by tho Invaders. Von Mac kensen 1ft the center IJ still pushing h IR way through tho Pcripet marshes townrds Pinck^ In tho north andi 3outh headquarters, a strong offen sive has developed near Grodno, and on the road to Rovno Sharp fighting is reported along the Auatro-ttallan lino, but there ie va frwsh news, as'far as tffneiat re porta indicate from tho Vosges and Argom.-?. w?ero the Germans have launched heavy attack? on tho French trenches. The oa?> friture of th? | eastern dlploruath puttie, lu the Bul garian asw*Uoiv/that Sofie fools keri psst neut? ni it-/ A sufficient reward 1 for TtirkU*, cohnesMon*. h.^ee Report. Paris, Sept, ll.-Artillery fighting j at .several point* In the French line I in ?he department of the Meuse, andi at the front !? Lorraine, continued,! according lt) t communication rtlv cut by the ftaeueh war otftce. MAY CONFER WITH CARRANZA Request for Conference On Bor der On Mexican Affairs May Be Granted. . Washington, Sept. ll.-Officials in touch with tho administration tonight said Carranza'a request for a confer ence with the Pan-American diplo mats over the international situation in Mexico might be granted, but Sec retary Lansing declined to make a statement. _ VILLA DENIES Was Said to Have Been Injured or Executed By Former Chief tain When He Demanded Part of Latter's Booty. El Paso, Sept. lr;wt. telegram from General Villa, dated at T?r reos?'and received by bia brother, Hip?lito Villa tonight at. Jaur?s, de nied that either Villa or General Fierro had been injured on their visit to the ranch of General Tomas Urbina at Ntevus aa reported today. It had r>een reported that Villa went to domnnd some of Urhina'a booty, which is said tc amount to appro ximately five million dollars, and Ur bina executed him. Another report was that Villa executed Urbina, who was a former -Villa chieftain, but re cently retired to the ranch with n number of followers. Washington, Sept. 14.-Tho border ' situation is now-under full control of the federal troops, Major General Funston reported to the war depart- , meat today. The arrival of the sixth cavalry brings the forces up to two full rogi- ? menta, between Kltigre Arroya and Brownsville. The force is sufficient, according to Funston to put down any uprising. Mexicans Depart. Brownsville, Sept. ll.-About two thousand Mexicans left this section for Mexico. Many of these, who are termed here "good Mexicans," left their crops unharvested. At one ranch near Sabas tain, Texas, four Mexican I tenant families left at one time. I The Mexicans who fled are not gone entirely because of the clean up of oad ' characters made by *.he American peace off!eera, but also for fear of revolutionists among their own people on tho American sk'e. Several Mexicans havo been killed by Forty Five Thousand People Saw Mike Gibbons Win Hard Fought Ten Round Bout .Brighton Beach. Sept: ll.-Before the largest: crowd that ever witness ed a boxing match in- this country, Mike Gibbons-of St. Paul, outpointed Packe/ McFarland of Chicagoan a ion round no decision bout he?? to night. The hont was hard fought from start to finish, but Gibbons scored moro frequent and* more effective blows. McFarland's long absence from the ring showed in his work. It ls estimated the attendance was forty-five thousand. Are WeU Sleeked. Kow York, Sopt. U.-Actuwl condi tions of tho clearing hoeee banks and trust, company for the weok ?bows that they hold $?24.122.990 reservo lu exc?s* of legal requirements. French Steamer Swak Paris. Bept. ll, <-A dispatch of t<? Haves ."C*ncy from Algiers says the steamer Ville do Montaganem waa sunk . by gun fire from a Oe man submarine. Of the sixteen memoers of the -row throe wero wtnmded. Tnt y were picked up. Alian Liner Sunk 1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Tho Hesperian. Thc Hesperian, the Allan line steam ship, on her way from Liverpool tc Montreal with many passengers ant a crew among whom were - two or three Americans, waa sunk by t German torpedo a few days after Ger man Ambassador von Bernstorff gav? his word in writing-and the word ol his government-that no moro linen would be sunk without warning.. Thf. officers and passengers on tba Hes perian .say no warning was given. This - raises anew complications' wi tr, Germany. The strained situation whi?h was aliviated by the state ment ot tty! German ambassador again exists. Thc map shows the operations ol the German submarines around thc Britisli Isle*. More than 150 vessels have, been sunk since Feb. 18. when the German war lone decree went into effect. Tao map thows where 111 ships have sone down between Feb. IS and June 1. Stanley Stanislaus Says it Will Take America Ten Years to Perfect Methods .of Manu facture. ' New London, Conn., Sept. ll. ...uer lean independence in the matter sf dye-stuffs, which has beeu so gen erally discussed since the European war brought au the extent to which textile interests in this country wore dependent upon Germany, ia a aus* |cct commanding particular attention it the present meeting of tho Nation it Association of Cotton Manufactur ara in this city. According to an address before the ?asoclatlon today hy Dr. I. V. Stan ley Stanislaus of Philadelphia, it will take the United States from ten lo twenty years to reach the point that Germany has gained in the man ufacture of dye-stuffs, but he con tended that however long U took, the; beginning must be made, and the psychological moment for the begin ning had arrived. Ho said in part: "In all this annoyance, loss, and uncertainty, why do we not have an american coal-tar chemical industry, mpable of meeting the nation's ? de mands, self-contained and indepen lent ot foreign control, utilising our lativs taw material. "A careCul analysis of the oituatlon ihows that not only ls the American supply and the limited American pro auction of coal-tar dye-stuffs com pletely dominated by the American industry, but that this 1B the case throughout the world. Bren coun tries such as Great Britain and france, with ample supplies of crude uateri?l and highly developed indus? trial power, are in- the samo condl J?hs as the. United St atea. "hr 1013 the total consumption of irtificial dre-stuffs In tho world had ittained a value of over $52.100,000. Germany tarnished 74 per cent of the mtlro amount and over one-half of. ho materials needed to make the re-" nainder. The only country, in addi/ ion to Germany, manufacturing dye stuffs in nay noteworthy manner for the world's markets is Switzerland, fhat country ?relies, however, tor its ?rode and half -manufacturar Ula 'rials chiefly upon German sources. The dominance of Germany in tba dyc ttuff production and commerce of the mtlro world is so marked, and In? latently of such potential might, that t does not hesitate to make <t**tf felt vhenever add whenever an "effort is nade toward emane I pallon "rom Us .ontrol. The methods used are those liten associated with thc Working of treat, industrial corporations in va letta lauds and now effectively chock ?<1 by legal enactment fa tho United Mates. Night Baseball. New York, Sop*, lt.-Night base lal! under strong electric lights will ?a Introduced in Brooklyn on feaptem ier- 2?, hy ?rte Buffalo and Brooklyn federals. by Torpedo, and Map of G< ' "' ' ffig*-" Vi"-.(ixl?'??tfidfii ilfifa ???-.*.. i AMAR, JUBILEE To Commemorate Four Hun dredth Anniversary of Be ginning of Reformation. ' Rock Island, 111., Sont, ll.-Plans for the cotnniemo allon In 1917 ol the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the reformation wure discussed nt to day's session of thc general council of tho Lutherur? church in America. Ono 'proposition set forth by a comm it tet ?n Jubilee Fund was to raise $2,000. 000 by 1917 and to divide this aura between a ministerial pension fund and missions, but the committee rec ommended that this might be modi fied somewhat and that a fund be raised for ail church purposes, Ute exact amount and purposes to be de termined in conference with the re presentatives of other sections of the ? Lutheran church. October 1917 is toi be made the quadrlcentenhlal Jubilv* month and the entire offerings ot the church during that time, it was pro* posed, should be given to tbe general council to constitute a special mem orial fund, commemorating not only the 400th anniversary of the reforma tion, but. the 50th anniversary of the general council itself. S?BM?RTNES SINK THREE MORE STEAMERS Activity of. Under Sea Graft Not Affected By Negotiations Now in Progress. London. Sept. ll.German sub marines have sunk three more Brit ish merchantmen in tho last thirty six hours with tho Ftetttitr cargo boat L-Aude which was sunk off the Alg erian coast. Tho British steamers Gnrnuhla. 1,700 tons, th? Alexandria and the fishing smack Mfcertne were teported sunk early, today. Madrid dispatches state that 28 to* the crew or tho Alexandria were landed. Cne of tho crew of the Ray Vine was wounded by a shell. Nine teen passengers nnd Itt or the crew' of tho L-Audo wore landed. The Cun?rder Alexandria was punk off ibo Spanish coast. Another Quake tu Italy Rome, Sept. ll.-A s?v?re earth ahec* was felt at Aquila last night. Dispatches state that no loss of life bas been reported. \ inspecting F-4. Honolulu, Sept. ll.-The . ballast tanks are wrecked cnv tue. United States submarine F-4, now In the dry dock, when? it will be t*?+?d to estab lish a ?lue to the disaster. ?rman Operations. INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ALTFORO ?0D?/! Wife Sud to Have Told HM Moth er After Shooting That He Had Gone to Office. Atlanta. Sept. ll.-Tho inquest In to tho death o? Ali G. Ford will be bold tomorrow. Fordes mothor ls quoted as saying today that Ford's wife, on the morning shortly after Ford was shot, told, her over the telcphono that Ford had gone to tho office. Mra. Ford explained that she de ceived her mothor-in-law in order not to alarm her by telling her over tho phone of the shooting which sha says was accidental. Robert Fjainea of Pensacola, Fla. Ford's uncle, arrived today to per? sonaliy investigate. SARAH BERNHARDT FORSAKES STAGE Can't Get Accustomed to Arti ficial Leg-To Enter Film Business. Paris. Sept. ll.-Sarah Bern hard:, the world's greatest actress, will probably never appear on the itage again. After a single perfor mance for the movies it waa discov ered that she was unable to use her 36w artificial log well enough to walk. She canceiled her American engagement- and returned to Bor le an x. It ls reported that she may enter the film business managing md staging her own productions, hier ambition ls to "elevate the novles." WITHOWP INFORMATION OS HE8FR1UAN INCIDENT Berlin. Sept .11.-The German orelgn out co and admiralty stated to lay .they had no netta regarding the lesperlan incident, concerning which' American Ambassador Gerard reeoht ?asked information. The question whether Americans lost their lives when-' the Hesperian waa destroyed irohnbly will have besting on th? ni I mat o answer to Washington, lt is ?aid. bACK OF DATA HjKBK OTC DETAINED COTTON Washington, Sept. ll.-There is a acfc of commercial' data offered by he British for the delay In the pur rhssc of American cotton, detained >y Great? Britain. An announcement pslsttng that Ute corrrplt tts must ireacnt billah of lading, Invoices, co rtes of contracts and confirmation mn tract s to be supplied to the board >f trade waa received by Consul ?en trai Skinner. ARGUMENl ARABIC TO TH CONSTANTINE HAS FULLY RECOVERED Is Interviewed By Correspondent But Declined .to Discuss Greek Policy. Atl>enB, Sept. ll.-King Constan tine of Greece, apparently completely recovered from MB recent illness, re ceived by the Associated Press cor respondent at the royal summer resi dence at Ta toi. but declined to dis CUSB the Greek policy at this junc ture, owing to the critical state of national affairs. The king showed great military knowledge of the war. Hi? Secretary Says He May Is-) sue Statement After He Has Duly Considered the Situation -At Summer Home. New York, Sept. 4.-Intimating that he probably would issue a state ment when he had time to think the situation over. Dr. Constantin Dumba, AuBtro-Hungarian ambassador, whoso recall has been requested, left here today for his summer home at Lenox, Vi ass. lie was accompanied by his secretary, Priitce Zu Hohnlohe, who said Dr. Dumba was quite reconciled to thc request that he bo recalled, but was forced to maintain a silence be cause of hiB ppsition. Di?. Dumba spent several hours last night with Count Bornstorff, tho German ambassador, but both diplo mats declined to talk at the conclu sion of the meeting. Regard lt Unfavorably. Berlin, Sept. ll.-Lack of good will on the part of the American gov ernment ls seen by the Morgan Post j and the VosBicho Zeitung, Berlin newspapers, in the United otates' re quest to recall the Austrian ambas sador. The post says that should America really demand the recall of the am bassador only because ho warned his ] countrymen against treason to the fatherland, it would afford new proof of a tardly benevolent attitude tn the | United States. ?BTC ne Answer. Washington. Sept. ll.-Austria has not responded today to Piggldent Wil son's request that she recall Ambas sador Dumba. Officials here decline] to comment on the situation. Nothing further has been done in the cases ol Captain von Papen, a German mili tary attache, or ot Consul General Nuber, of Austria, both of whom are involved in the incident, which result ed in the re-all measures. EXPL0SI0N~WRECK3 SALOON IN WA - $30,000 Damage Results From ' Dynamite Explosion in Florida City. Tampa, Sept. ll .-One building was entirely wrecked and a dosen others in the vicinity damaged with a prop erty loss of about $30,000 by the ex plosion, supposedly of dynamite, in tho Pied Lloa saloon this morning. No ltv?s were lost and the cause of tho explosion ls unknown. Alter the ex plosion the wreckage of the Red Lion caught fire, but the fire was confined to'the saloon. A clerk in a grocery store, half a block away, was blown from the 'top pf a refrigerator and slightly 'la lured. Windows were shattered for a radi us of three blocks and tho Hal movie Dry Goods store and another saloon were wrecked. Sakes Kew Swanning Record. New Orleans, Sept. lt.- Charles Ferreday. aged twenty, of New Or leans, today broke tbs worlds record for a two mlle swim, making the dis tance In fifty-three minutes and forty sad two-fifths seconds. r OVER MAY GO E HAGUE PROPOSAL TO THIS EFFECT NOW BEING SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED SOME OFFICIALS DOUBT RESULT Believe it Would Mean Arbitra tion of Principle? U. S. Has Contended For. Washington. Sept. ll.-The Issue with Germar.y today became less acute through consideration ot a pro posal to take the disputed questions ot fact In the Arabic case to The Hague. Some officials believe to do~ so would amount to arbitrating the principles for which the United States has been contending and would open the way to practically unlimited sub marine operations with disputed' questions of fact, and arbitration in every case. Others believe that without pass ing upon the principles involved The Haguo might be allowed to decide whether the submarine commander had reason to believe the Arabic was ti rout to ram him ox trying to es cape and whether this justified sink ing ber. Another note unofficially reported to be en route from Germany had not arrived today. It was_reported that this note would be an explanation of the Orduna case In which a German submarine tried to torpedo and then shelled the liner. Nothing devedlop ed today to alter the case of Dr. Dum ba, the Austrian ambassador, or any of those connected with his case. Washington, Sept. ll.-The note delivered to Ambassador Gerard by the. German foreign office . yesterday which wat, believed to tvs a supple-, mental communication on the sinking' of the Arabic ls now understood to be on an unsuccessful attempt to tor* pedo tao Cunarder. Orduna, July 9. Tho Orduna on a trip to the United states, carrying twenty-two ?Amer icans, was shelled by a submarine after a torpedo missed her stern. In circles close to the German embassy, lt is saki, that wheo the contents of the note are known, prob ably, lt would be found that the Ger man government claimed Justification for the attach on the liner. What effect the attempt to: Justify the Or duna case msy have on the situation, ls made delicate by the Germra stand on th? Arabio ?nd le subject of anxious speculation here. BEHNSTOBFF BENIES HE 18 IMPLICATED New York, Sept. ll.-Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador, denied that he used or attempted to use James P. J. Ar ch bald, the Amer ican messenger of Dr. Constantin Dumba, the Austriau ambassador, as a message bearer to Berlin. Bern storff said be thought he had made this plain in Washington ^wt repeat ed the assertions and made the repe tition of his denlsl imperative. Softeaed View. Washington, Sept. ll.-Sottined views on the Arabic note, held by one set ot officials her-?, inclined to far ther negotiations with Germany, will be urged on President Wilson. While they agree that the German reply is disappointing, they hold that the Arabic case has come down to a question of Indemnity and fact, and the proper way to deter mine which set of facts ls correct is to let the case go to The Haga?..' CASE OF PLAGUE AT NEW ORLEANS Waa MQd Casa and Patient Had Recovered Before Diagnosis Waa Confirm?t , New Orleans, Sept/ 1.-The dis covery of the first human case of bu bonlo plague, since October was an nounced today by Dr. ft. H. Creel of the public health service. Dr, Creel reported that a girt of nineteen had been-ill win: the disease In a mild form, but recovered before ?>,-; diag nosis was confirmed. This la th? thirty-first human case recorded, since the disease was found here. In June of last year. Tba doctor said this did not indicate any new out break ot the plague.