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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. ALLIES' OFFENSIVE SWEEPS WEST FR nxfr FRENCi GREAT OFFENSIVE MOVE- ! MENT IN WEST SWEEPS GERMAN POSITIONS ALLIES CLAIM 23,000 PRISONERS Seventy Big German GOBS Also ? Captured-British Public Told to Expect Heavy Lesses. London, Sept. 27.-Tho French and British offensive against both sides j of the elbow joint German positions in Viite west have not slackened but j Jeffre'8 afternoon bulletin reported no outstanding successes. Tho British statement told, of big losses Inflicted on the Germans northwest, of Hullucb, where counter attacks occurred. The Germans do not claim the recovery or ground lost to the allies Saturday and Sunday but say tlielr counter at tacks checked the*most recent drives. Estimates captures by 4!.ie allies total twenty-three thousand.. The Germans claim nearly seven thous and French an?! British prisoners. The English public is warned to expect heavy losses as -.the battle reaches the attack and counter at tacks stage wh'io.i: may persist for weeks and the Germans are relying on second and third lines of de fenses. The French report estimates the number of big guns captured at seven ty, twenty-throe being captured by thc Briti?h. In the PulIuch figbt the BritisU ?>lm the capture Of eighteen big ??. .M, nrty-threo officers and twonty-elght -hundred men. The fighting in the east brought a o important changes but hihgland re gards the position ot the Russian army as Improving daily. The Ger mans continue their attacks in , the section around Dvinsk taut Dae situa tion-there is quieter and the Germans are Bald to be regrouping their forces for an extensive flanking oper ation. Balkan matters rest with Bulgaria's repeated assurances of armed neu trality. ' London, Sept. .27.-Tho British and French have gained greaser results in two days than in the preceedlng twelve months since the battle of tho Marne. Witta upwards of twenty thousand Gorman prisoners in their hands and something Uko thirty guns, without including- machine guns, and with a formidable breach in the Ger tuu.i line, the allies apparently have tue long expected offensive well un dor way. The advances is general; and the effect is emphasised by tho fact that on the eastern front sub slant all Russian gains are recorded Petrograd states that General Ivan hoffa army wt- a ^striking victory over the Germana and Austrians In the southeastern theatre, wiere a thousand prisoners were taken. The Belgians aro taking a promi nent part in.the new offensive. Their official announcement reports the cap t>p*c ?f a Gorman post on thc right bank ot the Yeer with-tMe'consequent evacuation of the adjoining German 'trenches. It is believed here now, that th* move in thc west will again bring tho Gormans face to face with the net-,*3fty of making choice bc PAGE FOUR.) Werner Horn, Who Tried to 3Sow Up international Bridge Over Niagara, Appeals. Boston, Sept i 27.-Werner l?brn, the German army reservist who tried to hlow wp the international bridge at Vanceboro, Maine. last February, today appealed from tho federal court decision denning his release on a writ of habeas corpus. The prisoner, who hf waiting trial oe the charge of Illegal transporta tion of- dynamite, questions the extra n proceedings wi ? eb removed from Mai no to mws?ac!raaett!?, The appeal nwili .be beard Jn the fed eral court of appeals. MAKE IK FIGHT WITH HA?TIEN REBEL TEN WOUNDED IN SKIR MISH WITH NATIVES NEAR CAPE HASTIEN I FIFTY NATIVES WERE KILLED! Rebel* Attacked Marines Who Had j Been Seht to Patrol and Clear Lutes' of Supply to Interior. - Washington, Sept. 27.- One ma rine, Sergeant John Platt ot Detroit, was killed and ten, including Julinu Cooey, of WeBtvlllo, Florida, were wounded in the fighting between American forces and nativos near Cape Ha?tien yesterday, according to details that reached, thc navy depart ment. Cooey, was shot in the left foot and two of the ten aro wounded seriously, Tho marines -'engaged j had been sent out as patrols to olear ] the^Mnes-of -supply fronr-TMS' cane the interior. Fifty natives killed in the clash G. A. B. VETERANS ARE MEETING IN CAPITAL! Forty-Ninth Annual Reunion j Opened Yesterday-Hundred Thousand Visitors Expected. Washington, Sept. 27.-The forty ninth annual reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic has opened here. Preparations were made for a hundred thousand visitors. A fea ture will bo the parado Wednesday In which thirty iijousand veterans are expected to participate. Today ceremonies will consist ol tho opening of Camp Emery by Com mander-in-Chief Palmer, and the wel coming Sy the commander and lils staff of .Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, retired who ls to bo grand | marshal of the parade. Confederates Invited. Washington, Soot. 27.-Many Con federate veterano have been especial ly invited to attend Die reunion, hero. Pnddent Wilson Issued an o/der for j a holiday in all tho executive depart-! menta Wednesday. Greeks Take Vessels. Pieraus, Greece. '- Sept. 27.-Tho Greek . government yesterday requls tloned twenty ' mercfiifcnt vessels lo transport troops, including the trans Atlantic liner? Themistocles, King j Constantine und Patria. PEAL CASE! TROPICAL STORM STRIKES CUBA Weather Bureau Warning! Say Gale Witt Endanger Shipping tn East Gulf. Washington, Sept. 27.-Western Cuba wss hit tonight by a tropical storm headed north. Wenihar hijya? ?Urnings sent to tho Florid* TOMI say gates will import! chipping in the east suit.for t?u* next two days. Zeppelin* firer Holland. Amsterdam, Bent. 27.--Two"Zeppe lins flew over Hofland today (ravel in* northeast. One raturaod to &e German basa a few boure later. Ksess^BVB^B^aHB^Bn^aH Bi? DUMBA ?..., - AMBASSADOR PENFIELD RE PORTS HE HAS RECEIVED OFFICIAL ASSURANCE DEPARTURE IS TO BE HURRIED Stat? Department Ready to Facti? . j .. tale Early. Departure of Un desirable Envoy. Washington, Sept. 27.- willie the stati department will make no an nouncement until formal- word of Dr. Dutuba's recall ls received from Vien na, lt is understood officials are ready to C nirry negotiations for his safe conduct home tho moment the Austrian r?ovcitimcot communicates the assurances given American Am bassador Penfield today that Dr. Dumba would be removed. Several days ago Ambassador Pen field informed Austria that "leave of absence" for Dr. Dumba weald not bo satisfactory to the linked States and today's assurances pr?vido for his absolute recall. Charge Barclay of the British- em bassy called at the state department today and Acting Secretary Polk stat ed'later that arrangements for Dr. Dcmba's unmolested passage would be made by wire as soon as Vienua acquired officially. Dr. Dumba cancelled, passage on tftte steamer Rotterdam sailing Sep tember, twenty-ninth and ' engaged nsw passage on the Amsterdaf, Sail ing October fifth. lilli* FORGES WEBE llSifi Carranga General Claims Fifty Villis ta? Fall in Fight Last ing Three Hours. i . Laredo, Texas, Sept. 27.-Fifty Vil la soldiers were killed in a battle be tween the Carranza (orces and Villa soldier* funder General Torres. Ac cording ' to information here thc fight lasted three hours. -The Villa forces retreated. -_ Conditions Worse. Laredo. Texas, Sept. 27.-Condi lions'are growing worse in Chihuahua iccordlng to passengers from .Chihua hua City. Many are starving to death. Food prives are ulgir and the city ls filled'with wounded soldiers. A mob lttacked bread wagons going to tho liospltal seized tho.bread and distri buted it. San Diego. Cal., Sept. 27; -Eighty passeugern of. a Southern Pacific Mexican train were thrown into a ;:ar containing hay and the car act on fire hy a band ot Yaqui Indians .Fri lay near Torres. ? Sonora, according o Radio advices received hero today from Hermosillo, via Ouayama?r Only twenty passengers have boen iccounted for the o M. ?cr s having been 'Urned to death. LOAM OOMMiSSIONEBB To Get View? of Bankers of Mid die West on Proposed Half 3l?!ton Dollar Loan. New York, Sept. 27.~~Anr,l? ^ench members of the financial com ninden which negotiates for the half ill) ion dollar credit loan leave today br Chicago, ta confer with middle sreatci-n 4>ankera. . Financier? from "hicngo. St. li?uis, St. Paul attd oth ;r cities w.'I? # be represented. A iriiinl agreement was reached with he eastern baakers. The Chicago con erence waa planned to get an agree rient wRh thc' westerners, and if heir ideas differ from tho eastern ?oct?on. tho plans will, be chaaged, so ii! will coincide. I<ord l'*-iadlng, t?bc 'ha?rnian. Basil H. Bl arkell, tis?? sec cigjfy. and two other cdmjmjaalop .rs go. Family of American Consul Saved From Athinai, Burned at Sea by German Spies. ?fi?wci '^^BBBBBM&BBDTr-^wBBBBBnyflBBfl f?~ y* -.-'Err ' BBB <. if ? . ' 'A^^^^BBEBMBI .'. : ! aBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl ? ? :'" - >? ? ' ' 1 ., ? ' fBH.. KB; - JHR>> BRMBBBBH i . :'.".?> ...y. . ' ; . -..?! OMOsg- FrwwfcPCoffee, ?ir*. A. B. Cooke, and ber three children, Mary I/oalse and Earle Mra.'/CorJi and her three children.] the family of United States Consul ] Cooke at Patras. Greece, were nassen l gera -with their friend, Miss Prances i Coffee, on the Greek liner Athiimi, wCvlch caught fire Sunday Sept. 18 when ar.o miles southeast of Halifax. [The vessel was abandoned after the passengers were rescued by ships thal appeared In answer of the wireless call. Since there was fire in two sep? orate holds, the officials of tho linc W?NS?Y e WITKCON& LORIMER Morris. Illinois, Sept. 27.- Charles B. Munday, charged, with conspiracy to wreck the Lasalle Street Tn;si nnd Savings Bank ot Chicago, was put on trial here. Tho charges whicfx led^ to tho In dictment of .Munday, who les sahl to have been the financial genius of the La Salle Street Trust and' Savings bank, form one of the most sensation al charters in tho hanking history ot' illinois. The hank was Organized by MT. Mudda) and former United States Senator william Lorimer, When toe. bank failed In .lune, 1014, there fol lowed the .collapse . of nine other banks and trust companies of the so called Ix>rimer-Munday string. . Fourteen persons were indicted last winter, the chief of them bein? Mr. Mundry, the second vico presi dent and Mr. lorimer. Tho state chose to prosecute Mr. Munday first and; on hts declaring that lil:? n?so clhtlon wiih the political fortunes of Mr? Lorimer precluded a fair trail in Chicago, a change fn venue to tait) city was .granted. - A grand.Jury at Chicago which con- J sid?rea the case for more than three ! ROUMANIA WON'T CHANGE COURSE . Cabinet Decides Not to Alter Pol icy Because cf Bulgarian and Greek MobOkatton. Bucharest, Kent. 27.-The Ruman ian cabinet decided today that the mobilization of Bulgara n:H Orren would not change the course Aomnan la has been following. Roumani;, ? Lro?ps are to remain roncratrsied alonr; the national fron:; cabmet .did not consider the .'tuest inn of esmblf/ifim'g martial law. aro satisfied that it was simply ono moro cast of German apios In Amer ica planting a bomb in the vessel. They thought she carried munitions of war to the British fleet in tho Dardanelles. Mr. and Mrs. Cooke formerly re sided in Spartanburg whore Mr. Cooke was for soma years profes sor of German at Wofford collcgo. ! . Miss Coffee was. for .several torniB ! an Instructor at t."h leora College, QTCcnvllle. HARGED IPIRACY IN BANKCAS| 'months, brortg?it in a report las Oc tober In substance as fol'" ?VB: The fourteen persons named i? tao indictments Wero alleged to have loot-, ed the Lorimcr-Munday institutions of almost $2,500,000, with violation of practically ovjery bank'ng law in tho state. ;, It waa charged that assets .of the La Salle street Trust and Savings hank had been stolen to organize, other banks .in the Lorimcr-Munday chain; that checks had been "kit--d" in car- j rying out the program and that tho parent bank had been insolvent fo; some time prior to the collapse. Valuable securities held by finan cial institutions in watch Ix>rimur, Munday and associates became intcr> es. ted were alleged to h ava been re placed hy securities known to be of worthless or doubtful d aracter The twelve others indiceted wore ofTlcors of tho Lorimcr-Munday banks, namoly, II. W. llnttlg. Chafes G. FOX, Thomas McDonald,' John K. Sea grave, .edwin J. Potts, Abraham Levin. Paul Hazard, John fl. Rife. Fran fl ti. Novak, Charles W. Novak. Jahn B. DeVoney. and William 'Lori mer, Jr. The'trial ot Muni'oty is ex pected to adduce testimony bearing on ull of thu cases to be tried later. U. S, SUBMARINES^ MAY US? STEAM Experiment May Be Tried Out on New "G" Boats Now Un der Construction. Washington, Sept, 27_Steam tur hwA. may bo substltuteil for gaso line or oil engines ter surface cruis ing In future American submarines. It waa learned today thnt ; under consideration 'for abeam ex periment* witb boats of tho O claim now under construction. . "Freucb submarines now. wtftploy steam. FORTY h BY EXPl OF TA E GREAT ATTACK UPON GERMANS WHIRLWIND OF ACTION BREAKS LONI REST OF ALLIED ARMIES FORCE OF ATTACK DAZED GARMENS I Hand tc Hand Fighting Followed! Artillery Duels and Fierce Onslaughts By Infantry. Paris, 8ept. 27.-Only twenty min ates were requited for tbe French Infantry to complete the victory pre pared for hy sixty hours of violent shelling, and overrun the first lino of ! German trenches north ot Perthes in I ( Champalgno according to reports 1i from the front. Illuminating rockets 1 [ and tho glare ot exploding projcc I tiles lighted up the entire xono of ac tion for two nights.' A wounded oUccr from the sc?ne says the attack vcaB set for dawn. The whole battalion was reinforced by reserves rushed forward so precipi tately, tftat the Germans styi alivo, and unwounded on the battered works were dazed and seemed unable to resist. The Germans were dis armed and pushed back for the re serves to handle while the attacking i line went on. There was little or no musketry, but bayonet work mostly. [The proportion of dead, wounded and prisoners ls large. What wea left of the entire companies threw up their hands at tho sight of the deadly execution by the Zouaves. nhe general Impression of the wounded ls that the affair of Perthes ls only the beginning of the I ?..en rh I effort. Parisiens received the iowi soberly, the newspapers issuo jxtra targe editions. Official bulletins woro reed from the theatre stage? last niRht, with ths orchestra playing the Marseilles, hut there ts no other pub lie demonstration. ' Offensive Continues. Paris, 8ept. 27. -The new offensive [is continuing along the entire Cham [palgn front the war office announces. Further German positions have been j occupied and the gains tn the Artois region and In northwestern France ?are maintained. There ls Inter.se can non ad! hg on both sides, between thc Meuse and Moselle and in the Lo .value. AW AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE SANK FRENCH COAL STEAMER Berlin, Sept. 27.-A dispatch to the Frankfurter Zeitung from Athens says a French transport steamer of five, thousand tons was sunk b/ sn Austrian submarine in tho Libyan a. Tiie ship was carnying coal [frujn Malta to Cypress. M. K.&T. RA IN REC I AUTO RACER IS BADLY BURNED I Car Blared up Whue Running 100 Miles an Hour-Grant Can't Race Saturday. New York, Sept. 27.-H?rry Grant, twice winner of the Vanderbilt Cup race waa badly burned today when bis car caught fire while traveling a hundred miles an hour in Wm elimina tion trials for the Astor Cup race st Sheepshead Bay track. . Wilsen Gees Hesse to fate. Washington. S?'pt. 27.-President Wilson will go to Princeton, N. J tomorrow to vote. ? ?! If il U ? o; S a d! t\ P' et ULLED LOSION NKCAR TWO HUNDRED INJURED LAND $500,000 DAMAGE AT ARDMORE, OKLA. IRE THREATENED THE ENTIRE CITY Scores of Young Women in De partment Store Still Missing City Under Martial Law. Ardmore, (Oklahoma, Bept. 27. At least forty dead, two hundred injured ?nd property damage approx imately five thousand dollars ls to night considered a conservative es timate of tim havoc wrought here to day by the explosion ot a gasoline car In the Santa Po yards. A dozen buildings were wrecked near the railroad and burning oil scattered over the business! section? starting Tires which threatened to ?weep the ! city. Tho city ls ander martial law md the fires are controlled, tonight. Searching parties in their first ex plorations lound f lirty-one bodies; l?verai charred beyond r?cognition. Workmen on the car - repairing the leak when the explosion occurred^ were torn to fragments. It is thought that sparks'from, a hammer Ignited tho escaping gas. Tito union station, Whittington hotel, a department store and several wholesale (houses were destroyed. Scores of young, women in the de partment store are atilt missing. No building on Main s tr ?et escaped dam age. Public buildings wale, knaOe temporary hospitals. ? IO S?BM?K1IM : Secretary Polk Notules Von Bernstorff His Department ia Ready to Take up Question. Washington, Sept. 27.-Acting Secretary Polk has advised the Oer nan ambassador, Bernstorff that whenever he ia ready to resume nsgo iationa on tho submarine question te can. take them up with che state l):artment officials hare or Secretary anslng will meet him in New Yerk tr elsewhere. Secretary Lansing is m a vacation and has been holding ilmself ready to meet the ambassador vhenever ttio latter received word ibm Br?n concerning, tho Arabio ase evidenve. It Is preaumed that Jernstorft has not received, word, aa o has not asked tor instructions. Tarka Expelling Catholics. London, Sept. 27.-A Sofia dis patch to Reuters say? reporta como rom Constantinople that tho Turka re expelling all Catholic, priests rom that city. First Festh?lt Fatality. Lima, Ohio. Sept. 27.-The tirai Dot ball fatality ot the season waa ecorded here when Don Appia?, age If teen, a hltf.il Behool player, died of ajar les received in a practice gama. if LWA Y 'EiVERSHIP riendly Agreement Results io Or ders for RecerreraWp for Mis souri, Kansas and Texas, 8t. Louis. Sept, 27.<-Tke "Katy" ailway system, comprising tbe M lu irai*, Kansas & Texas Railway and [ansas and Texas corporations re oectlvely, went into too thanda of a jcfllver today. The chang?, affect ig a system with a mileage of mora ian th iee thousand eight hundred, 'as brought about hy independent rdera fited in the federal courts at I. Louis and Dallas as a reacMt ot friendly agreenmnt of certain cra Itora and the managements of the vu -companies. - Catarles Schaff, resident of both roads, was appoint 1 aol? receive? tor each.