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ANDERSON, S. C. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1915. ? . - - -
NinWftPO oin
VON HINE
TAKES ??
ROVNO
HAS BEEN OBJECT OF WHOLE
TEUTONIC FORCES FOR
SOME TIME
SLAVS RETREAT
TO LAKE REGION
Artillery Battle in West Continue
From Belgium to Argonne
Continued Three Weeks.
London. Sept. 13.---Another batter
ing offensive has taken Von Hinden
burg to the Rovno-Petrograd railway
between Vtl?i' and Dvinsk.
The whole Austro-Germ?n forcea
have been striving to gala this rail
way since the fall of tho Polish for
tresses. The advance was begun" to
ward the end of last week and car
ried on in three directions upon
Dvinsk and the Tail way on either side
of the town.
Farther south tho invaders advanc
ed toward Vllna. The Russians,.be
fore superior forces with the' usual
mass of artillery were forced back
yesterday to tue lako district which
the railway penetrates and are now
making a stand there.
Simultaneously the Germans push
ed their way eastward toward Slomlu
and Finsk or branch lines while tho
Austrians aro fighting to reach rovno,
the southern terminus.
. It la probable that the Russians
now that this railway lis partly in Ger
man hands, although . their offensive
in Galacia might, save them by com
pelling tho Germans to send rein
forcements to that region.
There Is hp doubt of the Russian
success in.the latter district. Follow
ing tho Austrian admission of retire
ment the Germans tonight announced
that after repulsing Russian attack?
they occupied favorable position sit
uated some kilometres west of their
former position.
Terrible conditions prevail in thc
marshy country in the center and
southern end of the line. Correspon
dents say the country is virtually all
under water through which the Teu
tons must advance .against well pre
pared Russian positions.
The eastern bank of tho Sereth,
' from which the Russians deliver
their counter attacks is a verti?lo
fortress front which the Fxissians
emerge every time their opponents
approach, taking heavy toll in killed
wounded and prisoners. The Rus
sians claim to have taken nearly thir
ty thousand prisoners in the fighting
. along this river.
In the weat the great artillery bat
tle continues from Belgium to Ar
gonne. The duel has been going on
nearly three Weeks. During the week
end it was particularly violent around
Arras, lu Argonne and Champagne.
At several points German infantry,
after heavy bombardment, attempted
to storm the advanced trenches. Thc
French claim all attempts failed.
Similar . fighting ia proceeding
along tho Italian front.
Parliament opens tomorrow to dis
cuss finances mostly.
London. Sept. 13.-The ' Austro-!
German forces on Gie eastern front
are making progress everywhere, ex
cept in Gallcia, whore tho Russians
report fair success.' In the north,
where the Russian line has been
atraightned by tho withdrawal of
troops, von Hindenburg is directing
a.violent drive towards Dvinink, and
. at one crossing of ibo river Dvina, In
the Ruaslan center Crown Prince Leo
hold has torced hts,, way oYit the
(COOTINvTW ON PAOB TWO.)
TURKISH ARM
INSERIOU
Athens. Sept. 13.-An American
citizen ut Mtwdlog of Athens recolv- j
~ advices from trustworthy
sources, that tho situation 6f the;
Turkish army and .government I? an-j
favorable. According to thia In-;
formation the positions of the lu.k
ish force* defending the Dardanelles:
is precarious. It ts said that tho;
Turkish front is thinned hy heavy!
tosses, . both aides becoming morn ?
difficult to hold against the French I
. ami British. - j
Turkey's position at sea Is de-1
-scribed as disadvantageous. The!
former cruiser?. Gochan arid Brest ua |
sro ihvaplcitated, and tba Fwaslan I
TROGRAD
RAILWY
EXPORTERS ARE
cn WITH
MANY FRAUDS
NEW ORLEANS MEN INDICT
ED ON TWENTY DIFFER
ENT COUNTS
WORKED FALSE
BILL OF LADINGS
Losses to Banks and Firms in Thia
and Foreign Countries Esti
mated at Five
New Orleans, Solfcr 13.-Albert
Lemore and'E. E. X?Biers, members
of the firm of A. W?pTo Company,
who were tntUct<j|fRJMay on twenty
counts, on chargem^oEmjdng tho malla
to defraud gave wm^eusand dol
lar bond? boiore &flMH?v States com
missioner this aftJKHK?nd will bo
arraigned tcmorro^^WThe charge?
aro that they operated a falso bill
of lading scheme.of Immense propor
tions in connectlorf-with the Ht ave ex
porting business.
TTfrS^ssa mi.sd th iTfc^f?sMrffti?hf
teen fourteen, with lpssos to banks
and firms in tbls and foreign coun
tries estimated it about five millions.
This ls aald to hs one of tho largest
failures ever in the south. They had
agents and branches in Kew York,
Liverpool, London. Hamburg, Ant
werp, Paris and other cities.
It is alleged they negotiated drafts
on bills of lading issued on fictitious
cargoes and cashed them through
banks and cities where they bad
branches. It Is said bills of lading
wore obtained from tho Austro-Amer
lean and Vogemann steamship lines.
No charges were made against the
steamship compon les.
Trustees in bankruptcy declare the
firm was practically insolvent frnm
its inception but the Issuanco of fraud
ulent bills of lading did not begin
until nineteen nine, when the books
showed an Indebtedness of about tv?j
hundred thousand. Examination of
the books, the charges say, showed
that at one period in nineteen thir
teen the firm executed drafts for thir
ty-five to forty thousand dollars dally.
VILLA EXPLAINS
THE EXECUTION
I Says Former General Had Been
Executing Wantonly Without
Making Reports.
Washington, 8ept. .13.-Confirma-]
Hon ot the execution of General Thom
as Urnbl.ia by orders of ?Villa were
' received in a message direct from Vil
la. Villa said Urbina had been ex
ecuting all persons incurring his dis- ]
pleasures, without reporting to head
quarters Urbins also refused to give |
up treasure obtained on his raids.
The next step in the general situa
tion will be taken by the Panl-Ameri
can forces, which are expected to meet !
here Wednesdny or Thursday.
Bulgar? Called to colors.
Rome, Sept. 13.-All Bulgarian re
I serviste In Italy have been called to
1 the coloray
?^EPOMWELT*
S CONDITION
flott prevents Turkish shipping.
[Advices say-that Turkish affaira are
under a triumvirate with autocratie
I powers. DiasaUsfaction among the
Moat terna is reported, and lt ls said
that Shtek UMslan has been dis
I missed because he did not approve the
i measures taken against, the Arms
ntar.\ This informant states tb?(
the armenians be> , chipped to con
centration points, a being driven
afoot or sent on box cars. He adda
I that the earlier massacres of Chris
tiona ^n Asia. Minor sm being ?up
pllmented. ?od In some instaures,
only s few Armenians, who started
?"for the concentration camps, . ever
* reach their destination.
Dumba Grins After Interview With Lansing.
The Austrian Ambassador
Thia la a photograph of Dr. Con
stantin T. Dumba, ambassador from
Austria, as ho left thc State depart
ment in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 7
niter his interview with Secretary of
Slate Lansing. Tho Austrian, who
vent to thc secretary to explain his
loiter to Premier Burlan, offering to
tlc up American munitions plants,?
docs not show that he waa greatly
troubled as a result of the talk.
?He hod said in tho letter which was
taken from Archibald in langland that
he could tie Up the Bethelem and
other middle western plants If enough
money was forthcoming. He asked
the premier to uso tho wireless to
inform him If he ahculd go ahead.
The prospect of his dismissal by the
President either did not worry him
greatly or he felt that, there would
be no birru ou ? come n't er he had soon
tile secretary of state.
?FOREIGN FINANCIAL
COMMISSION WA NTS
TO BORROW BILLION
WOULD ISSUE BRITISH AND ' FRENCH BONDS TO THAT
AMOUNT-IF SECURED ENTIRE AMOUNT WOULD
BE SPENT IN UNITED STATES FOR FOOD,
COTTON AND MUNITIONS
New Yorkr Sept. 13.-The <nglo
I French commission plans at present
to borrow a billion dollars in, the
United States .on British ?and -French
government bonds. If obtained this
vast sum will be spent .o>. ihe last
cent In- the United States to pur
chase provisions, cotton and war.mun
itions. Financial authorities t ii ink lt?
I can be, therefore: classed as a com
mercial loan < Whether the United
; States' neutrality wouri beiquestloned
in caso straight government notes a
accepted was given serious considera
tlon.
j It was said financiers familiar with
the plan had every reason to believe
Washington would not interfere. This
was tho unanimous opinion tonight of
many of the scores of bankers who
have visited the commission during
the three day?, they have been here.
AB to its correctness the commission
declined to < >aimcnt.
ARCHIBALD TO MEET
U. S. REPRESENTATIVES
Washington, Sept. IX.-Acting un
der instructions from the White
House, agents of tho department of
Justice will meet James' Archibald,
the American correspondent involved
in tho Dr. Dumba case, when fie ar
rives at ><eW York from Holland.
Archibald carried Dumba'* lette- to
ithe Vionnan foreign office, disclosing
?plans to cause .strikes In American
munitions plants.
Officials are maintaining the strict
est alienee on the Archibald case, but
it became known that officials of the
justice department take the view that
'theirs is ground . for conspiracy, and
this ls where Archibald violated
the.federal law.
The question aa to whether he ac
tually knew to contents of the tot
ter will have an Important bearing
on tb* ~ matter.
i There is no indication ot any far
ther move in the caso of Captain von
Papen, the military, attache of the
German embassy, for whom Archibald
also ca rr le-I a letter, and who is men
tioned in Du in ba's report as being
connected with the strike plans. At
tho German embassy lt ls said there
la no intimation from the state de
partment that von Pappen ls a per
sons non grata.
BH1TISH COIN H*I/lV.l>
IN UNITED STATUS MINT
New York. Sept, 13.-Because the
sub-treasury here cannot legally re
ceive anything but United States
rooney, $11,616,000 worth of British
sovereigns brought to this country
I last Week have been melted into gold
I bara and will bo sent to tho,Un I ted
I State;1, ?int for coinage, before they
tare formerly accepted at the!Lsub
|tre?8ury.
. s. TO ira
ON DISAVOWAL
IN ARABIC CASE
SUBMITS VIDENCE THAT VES
SEL WAS TORPEDOED
WITHOUT WARMING
U; S. READY TO
DECIDE COURSE
Won't Arbitrate Question of Safe
ty of American Lives-Hold
Germans Strictly Accountable.
Washington. Sept. 13.-Presldont
Wilson and Secretary Lansing con
? ferred on the Arabic case today. Later
Lansing and tho German ambassador
discussed the submarine question
with the result that the German am
bassador was furnished with evidence
showing the Arabic was proceeding
peacefully when torpedoed without
warning and has been advised that
the United States wants a disavowal
of attack and reparation for tho
American lives lost!
Bernstorff will send the evidence to
the Berlin foreign office which
ot aldn't got it before. It is expectea
it will bo ten days before they can
reply. Some quarters believe Ber
lin, when it examines tho evidence,
will change Its mind, .
Tlte United States has all'the Infor
mation and is ready to decide its
course but will await word from Ber
lin.
The United States won't consent to
arbitrate the principle or question in
volving'the safety of American J
lt has accepted assurances'that peace
ful linea won't: be torpedoed without
warning. Arbitration of the amount
of Indemnity .would...possibly., .would
be agreed'to.
Washington, Sept. 12.-Secretary
Lansing announced after a conference
with the president, that no decision
had ben rachd by the United
states, on Germany's proposal to ar
bitrate the Arabic case, lt is indi
cated in oflloial quarters that Germany
and the United States :? both agree
that to arbitrate the question of in
demnity involves arbitration justin
catlou and facta. After leaving the
president. Secretary Lansing return
ed to tlie state department where he
conferred with the Germany ambassa
dor. Neither the ambassador, nor
Secretary Lansing would discuss the
hour. When von .Bernstorff returned
to the embassy he sent a report to
the German foreign office, which ls be
lieved to be an outline of the evi
dence Secretaary Lensing gave him to
thc effect that the Arabic w*s tor
pedoed without warning, and to con
trovert the claim that the Arabic
was about to ram the submarine. It
ls understood tbat neither the am
bassador nor Secretary Lansing sug
gested whether the principles of sub
marine warfare should Lo Included in
tho proposal to arbitrate.
GREENVILLE LAD
KILLS NEPHEW
Clarence Babb, Age Six, Dies of
Wounds Inflicted By Youthful
Uncle With Small Rifle.
Greenville, Sept. 13.-Walter Babb,
aged 13, Saturday night shot and kill
ed his 6-year-old nephew. Clarence
flabb, In the presence of t'..e former's
sister at their father's home near
O'Neal, in the upper sect'm of the
county The shooting which Walter
Babb Bays was accidental, occurred
about twilight, near a well bock of
the housetho house. The bullets
fired from . 22 parlor rifle took effect
In 'Clarence's back and .nursed
through his abdomen. He died al
most Instantly.
Walter was taken In custody by
Constable Bruce and today was
brought to Greenville, w'tere he waa
allowed to give bond in the sum bf
$1,000 before Judge Meminger lu the
court of common pleas.
The bond was signed this after
noon and .Walter will gc baca homo
tonight with his father. Henry Babb.
RUMANIA PREPARING
FOR AUSTRIAN INVASION
Athens. Sept. 13.-It Is reported
In diplomatic circles here there has
been a heavy mobilization ot Roman
ian troops to faee the concentration
r>f Austrians directed, presumably,
against Rumania.
Zeppelin Raid.
London, Sept. 13--There was an
other Zeppelin raid over thc eawt
coast of England last night It Is
officially reported : that there were
no causalit?s.
FIRST B
BORDER
LOSES COMMAND
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?read Dake Nicholas.
(?rund Duke Nicholas, commander
of the Russian armies against the
Germans on the oast from of the war,
has been deposed by order of the czar
and sent tJ command the F/usalan
armies against the Turks'. While it
has hean impossible to learn all the
fact* about the case the belief ia that
I thc defeat of tho Russians in Poland
anu the loss of Warsaw hus forced the
grand duke to get out.
REPORTED SAFE
Santa Anna is Proceeding to Port
Under Escort-Ha? Sixteen
Hundred Italian Reserves
Aboard.
New York, Sept. 13.-The Fabre
liner Santa Anna, afiro in mldocoan
is safe and ia proceeding to Axbres
under escort, according to a wireless
to the company's offices hero.
Earlier Hep?rt.
New York, Sept. 13.-Hours after
the first word came that the Santa
Anna, bearing sixteen hundred Italien
reservists from tho United States,' ws*
afire In the Atlantic, three or four
days from tho nearest port, nothing
further is heard. Fabro Line officers
made every effort to get an additional
report, but without avail, thia morn
ing. Tho vessel left Now York Sep
tember 8, carrying a cargo of food
stuffs along with tho reservists. Of
flciala said . no war munitions were
aboard.
"Sevoral of our vessels have been
set on fire recently.'' ?aid Howard E.
Jones of the firm of James E. Elwell,
agents for the Fabre line. "We have
our vessels under t'.io closest kind
watch while in port, and no Germans
or Austrians are permitted on tb*
pief. Ws examined every piece of
freight offered aa cargo to guard
against bomba and infernal machines.
The Santa Anna waa delayed 24
boura, here, to permit, a thorough
search, as lt wis reported that a bomb
wa? aboard.
"?
TWO CAVALRYMEN KILLED
IN BATTLE WITH OUT
LAW BAND
MEXICANS MADE
ESCAPE IN BRUSH
Patrol Has Beca Strengthened and
Precautions Taken Against
Surprise Attack,
?Brownsville, Texss, 8epi. 13.
rho ih-at deliberate blow against tba
I "ii I ted KtatoH army guarding tbe
border waB H.ruck today when thirty
Mexican outlaws attacked ten*cavalry
men guarding the irrigation plant near
ho re. In the half hour fight Private
Anthony Kraft, troop A. Twelfth and
Trumpeter Harold T. Forney of the
same troop were hilled and two other
sol dior a wounded. The Mexicana es
caped In the bnuBhes and their cas
ualties aro unknown.
Bari ly tonight a rurel mall carrier
was slightly wounded from ambush
twenty miles from the econ o of thia
norn inga fight. As a result Of this
right and reports that {the Mexicans
night renew hostilities at any timo
lie patrols along tho boundary were'
reinforced and precautions taken to
prevent a surprise.
Colonel H'.ooksom, commanding the
jordcr patrol, made vigorous demands
)n Carranza authorities at'Matara oras
tor the arrest of two bandit leaders
known to be on the ' Mexican side,
ritehe men were signers of the etr
entars distributee" M0B^%kifiaW
Mexicans to rise against th? Ameri
cans.
Nafa rrate, the Carranca commander
it Matamoras, sent' word tonight fae
md ordered his troops to search for
ho men wanted.
I ME RICANS HARKED
FROM PIEDRAS NEGRAS
Eagle Pass, Texas, Sept. 13.-Gar
-anzba authorities at Piedras Negra:
'ofused tonight to allow Americans
>r other foreigners to enter Mexico
it this point. This ls In retaliation
>f the order Issued (today by the Texas
?ealth department .cooperating with
Jolted States military authorities,'
hat no male person be permitted to
inter Texas from .Mexico except with
ixpress permission Of tho United
3tates army.
Food supplies for Piedras Negras
vera transferred to Mexicans at tho
niddlo of the International bridge.
Nogales, Arizona, Sept. 13.-A
?attie ls raging six mU.es southeast
if here between fliten hundred Villa
oldlors under Urbalejo and two
hosand Carranza soldiers ai a der
'alles.
Brownsville, Sept. 13.-One Amert
an trooper was killed and two others
sounded, one probably fatally early
oday, when a gang of Mexican ban
lits attacked an American patrol of
even men at an irrigation pumping
Ult ion, several miles np the tiver
rim Brownsville.
1: IH believed that'when the small
latrol wis attacked by -40 bandits the
lr log wes heard by other trooper,
mt they could not get there tn time
o prevent casualties, or to capture
ny of the gang. It ts also believed
ho Mexicans crossed into Mexico.
Phe ?irrest of two Mexicans has pe
umd in Matamoras.. The Mexicans
re believed to be leaders ot gangs of
iandlts recently raiding lu TVftcae.
tr.d demanded by the American mlU
sry authorities of the Csrranxa com
uauder there. It ls not known If
hose men were In the gang that fired
?a the troopers this morning.
3RDER MUNITIONS
FROM CA?ADA
Tfty Million Dollar Order Practi
cally Placed in Dominion fey
Russian Government.
New York, Sept. IS.-Negotiations
or tbe purchase by the Russian gov
rnraent from thc Canadian Car ?ad
foundry company of three ? million
hrapnet ead high explosive ahe?ls at
. cost of fifty million hara virtually
?en completed, it ls stated by local
fficlols here, rne contract calls for
be delivery ?ext April Part of the
Attract will be sublet to munitions
ont ems In tats country. Ta* : SI?
(an funds ara understood to b?JnA,
o New York sad Canada tor pay
Mat.

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