_ ANDERSON, S. C SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1915.
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ALLIES' OFFENSIVE SWEEPS WEST FR nxfr
GREAT OFFENSIVE MOVE- !
MENT IN WEST SWEEPS
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
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
Balkan matters rest with Bulgaria's
repeated assurances of armed neu
' 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
Werner Horn, Who Tried to 3Sow
Up international Bridge Over
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.
IK FIGHT WITH
TEN WOUNDED IN SKIR
MISH WITH NATIVES NEAR
I FIFTY NATIVES
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
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.
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-!
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.
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.
AMBASSADOR PENFIELD RE
PORTS HE HAS RECEIVED
TO BE HURRIED
Stat? Department Ready to Facti? . j
.. tale Early. Departure of Un
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
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
Carranga General Claims Fifty
Villis ta? Fall in Fight Last
ing Three Hours.
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
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
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.
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
Family of American Consul Saved From
Athinai, Burned at Sea by German Spies.
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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
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 !
Cabinet Decides Not to Alter Pol
icy Because cf Bulgarian and
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
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,
'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
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
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.
WHIRLWIND OF ACTION
BREAKS LONI REST OF
FORCE OF ATTACK
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. '
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
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
I AUTO RACER IS
I Car Blared up Whue Running 100
Miles an Hour-Grant Can't
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.
TWO HUNDRED INJURED
LAND $500,000 DAMAGE AT
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
: 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
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.
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