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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. MANY INJURED AND PROPER TY LOSS ESTIMATED AT OVER MILLION MANY BUILDINGS WERE DEMOLISHED PMS Christian, Biloxi and Other Gulf Cities Also Suffer Dam age By Tropical Storm. New Orleans, La.-(Via Wireless to .Mobile.) Sept. 29.-Piro are known to be dead, many injured1 and property loss i ?aching ?millions waa caused tonight by the most severe gulf storm In the history' of the city. A gale with a v-cloclty of eighty Biz, miles an hour swept tho city, de molishing score^sot buildings and stripping thu roofs from hundreds. The steamship Creole moving up the Mississippi reported by wireless t'.iat the lc veer, had overflowed below the city. The gulf coast cities, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Gulf port and Pass Chris tian were also hit. The train tres tle Bay St. Louis is down. At seven-thirty the rising barome ter gave evidence that the storm was subsiding. Tiie city luis been without com muni . .cation, with tho outside world except ? I by wireless since eleyen o'cloc^'fe-;-. ^.yf^'-iUfc-wtrcs ere'dov,-n .?ri fraltf' Services have been annulled.' Tho city ls In darkness tonight due to the flooding of the electric plants. The only Wireless messages come from Southern Pacific steamers in ?he harbor. Mobile and Pensacola Kot Strock. Mobile, Sept. .20.-The Mississippi gulf coast from Bay St. Louis to Paa cugoula ls islated tonight because of the .hurricane. Three children are known to have been Injured at Pas cagoula when a house was unroofed hut einer news is lacking. Pensacola and Mobile escaped ma terial damage although the gale there: reached fifty miles. Reports of excessive damage and high water at Biloxi and Gulf port were discounted hy train officials whose cable are working to Bay ?st. Louis. Washington, Sept. 29.-The tropi cal storm is central this morning ?near the Mississippi moutih and ls -moving slowly northward according to weather bureau reports. Shifting gales are predicted this* afternoon and tonight on the Louisiana coast; east to south gales on Mississippi and Alabama coast and extreme northwest on Ino Florida coast. Wires pews. Dallas. Sept. 29.-The wire service between Texas and New Orleans was stopped early today by a tropical storm according to headquarters ot throe telegraph "companies. South of Dallas the wires are working to Gal veston, dud to Beaumont they are en der tho normal condition. In Mississippi Valley. New Orl?ans, Sept. 29.-A tropical storm is sweeping thin section ot tho Mississippi valley today. The wind et eleven o'clock Increased to fifty miles an hour. Only one or two tele graph wires ere working, Many Lou 18lun and Missitttlppl points are cut off from telegraphic communi cation with New Orleans. . . t 'Warning Sent. Vi.-j New Orieans, "V3ept. 2?.-fThe weather bureau last nigv.t utilized the telegraph, telophone, wireless and ; messengers to send warnings of an approaching hurricane to all pointe : that-could be reached along the gulf j coast between Pensacola on oast and Morgan City, T?ou?3hv?!? o?> the vest. It ls believed that persons living on coast points exposed to the storm j and high tides fcere moved to high- ; er grounds. State oi^bi?U? Oh British Berlin, Sept. 29.-Private hore, says the' Ovtraoas agc Claro! tho nnatfy Island of Ceylon has -rjecn in rehSHioa atece June.. More than two thousand have .hean shot in rioting and oil tea plantations LL MAYOR L. ypiTH POSTERS CALLING FOR MASS MEETING SCATTERED THROUGHOUT CITY MEETING CALLED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT Object of Meeting to Investigate Official Conduct of Mayor Sensational Stories Afloat. Columbia, Sept. 29.-Posters call ine for a mass meeting on the ques tion of recalling Mayor Lewie A. Griffith of Columbia were scattered ?throughout the city lato tonight. The qualified electors are asked to meet Friday night. "A city is no better than Its offi cers," says f.ie card. The meeting was called "to consid er charger against the official con duct of the mayor of Columbia." The call for the mass meeting was signed by Richard J. Person. During the 'past several days there have been sensational stories going the rounds in Columbia. CUBAN CAMPAIGN GROWING WARMER Gen. Jose Gomea Says Reelection of President Menota! Would Mean Revolution. -^Wf^^flept;^.-Thterest- in the Cuban presidential campan gn was quickened by the declaration of ex? President General Jose Miguel Gomes published In todays Heraldo that the re-election of President Mario G. ?Mcnocal would mean a revolution. The belief is growing ? that Gomez, a member of the Liberal party, will be c. candidate. He opposed Dr. Al fredo Zayas in his statement. Zayas ?ls.a leader of ono faction of tho Ld berala. FIVE NEGROES ELECT AH But Protested Innocence Largest Number E^er Executed In One Day in This State Only Hour and Ten Minute* for Whole Job. Columbia, Sept. 29.-All except one dying with protestations of innocence on meir lips, five negroes, Meeks Griffin, Tom Griffin,. John Crosby, Nelson Bryce and Joe Malloy, were electrocuted thia morning at the ?tate penitentiary, for murder. The accumulated time conanmed in trans Srring the negroes from their cells tho death, chamber executing and taking the 'bodies ^o the morgue amounted to ono hour and ten min utes . Five legal executions by electro cution tn -une day is a record for South Carolina. John Crosby's only statement waa ho was "going home to Jesus." Ho did not protest ola in nocence as did tho others. The series of executions commenced at 11:10 and were finished at 12:20 ?. m. According to the State ^ictrlcian ii took tho largest nnmbvr ' c? amperes to kill Tom Crlffln o? record at the state penitentiary--13 amperes. Joe Malloy was convicted of tho killing of Prentiss Moore and Guy Bogers, two young white boys . of Marlboro county, on Thanksgiving day, ?W1, while the youths were bunting. ." The ?tS?r four negroes were con ; victed from Gbeaiss county i?r. ! #,e ??arder of John Q. Lewis, aa aged ! Confederate veteran of Cheater coun j ty^on the night of April 24, 1?13. jaejLU^_W.V??^LJ-^-~k. ^MJ^MJUJlr island of Ceylon ir.. Tn , ?' v & /' destroyed. At Colombo, tho rai? sixty woro shot in street fighting dssnagc anim; ano Th* Brltifh press formed tfcat the disturbance waa' sign if lesa t. ALLIED BROUi TH? IN ARTOIS FRENCH T< AND ROADS ANDI ING DESPERATE!. FROMREACHIN London, Sept. 29.-The allies' drive in Artois and Champagne brought gains in both areae accord ing to t'je French. German accounts deny this. In Artois the French claim they roached Hill No. 140 east of Vimy commanding thc plans to the east thc roads and railway which runa south of Lens. In Champagne the Germans are making desperate efforts to keep ? :o French from tho railway j mir. li-?ri nojth of Massiges. Thi3 rallwny connects Germany's ?'my In Ar gonne with the base at Vouziors. The heaviest fighting is underway south of the Labna.v>e canal whero the Britibii are attacking the Ger mans' third line of defonse. Belgium les stripped of German troops and reinforcements are arriving from the east here to meet thc British. It is reported the German emperor has arrived on the western front and the Germans are trying to divert thc allies with artillery actions north and souVh. ot Alene. Tho Germans continue to strike tho Russians, von Hindenberg still pounding Dvinsk while south ot Dvjinsk the 'Germans aro attempting to turn the Russian position east cf Vileika and Holodechno. Von Macken sen and Prince Leopold aro apparent ly inactive but von Linslngen is "pressing the Russians in Volhynia. It is reported that three Turkish arm'es sent to Nesopotamla are scat .tvn(lt^t?? that the British inflicted a serious defeat oh the army of the Tigris which is In flight toward Bag dad. U 1B again reported that a Aus tr o German army of half a million ia massing for a Serbian offensl . The Overseas agency says a special train of Bulgarian students, Including the Greece and Bulg H AU N G A R Be/grade ^7 % fi I ,i ? - Twenty-four hours after the order for. tho mobilisation of tho Bulgarian army the anny nf the Greeks received ordert to mobilise. Despatches from Gotta, eke capital of Bulgaria, say IAILWA3 YIN< G ON SOUTH IP AGNE TO P ?AD JUNCTIO son of Premier Rudcalavoff, left Ber lin tor Soft London, 9thl. 29.-The British are battering- thc third line of German tronches rn ye vicinity nf LAOS. The French are ?nalntalnlng an offensive in Champagne. The Germans in Argonne areg apparent ly unable to make importent gains and have re Trained fros heavy infantry attacks This sums qp the western situation as seen today. So m o changes of conditions show, but EnglanCattaches great impor tance to lnfications that tho offen sive is not wp be slackened. A short breathing SjKll, has been succeeded by the hardest pressure on the Cer n?an positions ai points weakened or shattered V? thc allies rush. That the allies lutond to maintain this pressure ls 'indicated by a telogram from Field JWarshal French to the lord mayor ot London thanking him for his message of good will. The British commander added that the message encouraged bib troops "to push their .'immediate success to a really decisive issue." This leads the public to believe that there ls to be no stab made, such as followed Neuv Chappelle but that -vltli thc new British'forces in the field and ample supplies of ammunition. Joffre and French -'plan to make a real test as to whether the German resistance in France1'and Belgium can bo broken. V* Russia hag not been doing so well In the last aay or so. Tho Austrians have stemmed tho advance in south ern Poland and retaken Lutsk. The Gormans are renewing the great movement against Dvinsk. German newspapers announced that two. generals who are unnamed have . been dismissed from the German com mands in the western war zone in aria R?ady for Vi Crow 0/ King Crown Prince Boris, who is a very young man, wilt lead ber armies In the field, and lt is understood thai Kin* Constantin will lead his. Greece bas been compelled to mobi IT WEST 4G PLAINS ON EAST -GERMANS FIGHT? REVENT FRENCH ?NAT MASSIGES connection wlt? the recent setbacl at the hands of tho French and Brit ish, according; to an Amsterdam dis patch to Ute Exchange Telegraph company. Loss Is 120,000. Paris, Sept. 29.-The German casu alties In the recent Franco-British offensive in killed, wounded and pris oners is given officially by the French war office as exceeding three army corps, or over 120,000 men. Fighting in the Champagne country is uninterrupted. French progress in tho Artois region continues. North of Maesigne a thousand Germans surrendered. German Report. Berlin. Sept. 29.-The recapture from the British of part ot tho ter ritory won from the Germana north of L<eos les announced by toe war office. The French attacks near Souches and Neuville wero "partly repulsed," In Champagne the French attempt to break through the German lines lt is said was unsuccessful. Paris, -fiept. 21?.- Bulgaria and the central powers have concluded a precise agreement, .-recording to au thoritative Information, says tho cor respondent at Saloukl, Greece, of Temps. Under this agreement Bul garia will enter war October 15. Plans tor the campaign are now hoing dravn up by the Bulgarian gen? eral staff, the correspondent says, with the assiBtanco of numerous Ger man officers. Bulgarian officers say no attack will be made on Greece. ! Allied Troops Landed. Berlin. (Wireless to Say. tile,) Sept. (CONTINUED ON PAOiS FOUR.) rar, and Leaders a Prince Boris of Bulgaria. CoHHfaatin af Oreeee. Ilse following that of Bulgaria, for shs fears the later is aiming to take Macedonia, th? land ta dispute be tween Bulgaria tad all the Balkan rations. IIS LOAN IO ALLIES WILL BE PCKpiSED : AGENT OF J. P. MORGAN j COMPANY EXPECTS EARLY ABSORPTION IS DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUALS Says Chicago Banks Will Not Sub scribe to Great Extent But In dividuals Will Buy Bonds. Chicago, Sept. 29.-Thomas W. Lamont, an agent of J. P. Morgan, .who left here tonight with four mem bers; of the loan commission, predict ed that the half billion loan would be absorbed more quickly fian was gen erally thought. After conferencea here John J. Mitchell, president ol the Illinois Trust and Savings pre dicted that Chicago banks would not subscribe to a great extent but in dividuals would. New York, Sept. 29.-The definite formation of a syndicate of bankers to float a half million dollar credit loan for Great Britain and Prance was begun by J. P. Morgan and com pany, and other financiers associated lu t'.io negotiations at tho Anglo French commission. They propose to include banks, trust companies, and Individuals from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Every large city or .financial center may have a group in the syndi cate. A limit on the persons to buy may be sot and tho bonds will be in denominations as low aa one hun dred dollars. It ls expected that thc agreement will be signed within s fortnight. They must be ratified' bj ?the British and French parliaments. Tho syndicate la to get the bonds al 96 and sell them to investors at 98. Thus Great Britain and France will p?y twenty millions for the privilege of buying America ' goods at top prices as well as paying twenty-five millions annually for five years. Conditions Better fa Vienna. Berlin, Sept. 23.-The Oversea? agency reports improved condition* in Vienna. The head supply la now adequate, sanitary, conditions good and the death rate decreasing. Georgia-Florida Convention Ad joumed Without Ch casing Any of Proposed Routes for Pro posed Highway From Macon to Miami. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 29. -/The Georgia-Florida Convention of the Dixie Highway association adjourned today without choosing any propos ed routes for the highway from Ma con to Miami. The motion to adjourn interrupted a discussion of the routes by Georgia delegates. Pou tes w?lch would enter Florida from the eastern, central and western parts of Geor gia have been proposed. The convention waa to have re quested Georgia and Florida commis sioner" to recommend a route to th? national association. The consensus ot opinion seemed to be that the na tional officers had sufficient informa tion. Jacksonville. Fla., Sept. Z9. -Be tween three and five hundred good roads boosters from Georgia and Florida interested in tho Dixie high way route are here to attend the opening of the first business session of the convention. The morning ses sion wan featured by 'addresses by Judge M. M. Allison of Chattanooga, Tennessee, president of the Dixie Highway association. Senator Bryan of Florida; W.- S. Gllbreath of Di di an spoil s. field secretary of the as sociation, and representative* ol eastern and western central routes from Macon to Jacksonville. Ortie McManigal A gainst Two Los Angelos. Cal,. Sept. t9< Doubt that Ortie McManigal, the con fessed dynamiter and witness against the McNamara brothers, would testi fy In tho trials of Matthew Schmidt and David Captan, charged with mux 5 I SWORN STATEMENT SECUR ED FROM PRISONER BY ARMY OFFICER I LED BATTLE AT PROGRESO. TEXAS [Statement Say? Privat? Johnson Was Captured and Shot-Head Now on Exhibition. Son Antonia. Sept. 29.-Captain Frank Lt. McCoy, commanding _ t'Ae United States troops about Mission, Texas, reported today the synopsis of a sworn statement secured from Cuellar, said to bo a member of the Mexican band which k I Yacked the sol diers at Progreso. Cuellar swears the band was under the command of Carranza officers and that eu Ameri can soldier, presumably Private Rich ard Johnson, was captured, shot to death and bis bead and ears cut off as trophys. Obregon Captares Torreen. Vera Crus, Sept. 29.-Torre?n fell to General Obregon today, according to a telegram from Obregon to Gen eral Carranza tonight. SUCCESSFUL TEST OF WIBEIESS TELEPHOSE MV?ii' ??'? t , jCommtmication Established Be tween Arlington and Pacific Coast Washington, Sept. 29.-Long dis* I lance wireless telephone communica tion was accomplished for the first time today in the successful transmis sion of a 'human voice by radio from Arlington, Virginia, to Mare Island, California, twenty-five hundred miles away. Secretary Dorm?ais announced the feat as a result of experiments con ducted by Captain Bullard, chief of the navy's radio service, in ooopera Itlon with the American Telephone and I Telegraph and Western Electric com panies. The operation of a device flor tran at erring to radio telephoto ctonversatiojaB originating on wira circuits was accomplished also. Tele phone officials talked to Arlington, the conversation going via wireless to Mare Island. Could Talk to Europe. New York, Sept. 29.-Telephone officials declared that the transmis sion of audible speech to Europe by wireless ls an assured1 fact and would have been attempted before but for the war and that talking from here to Japan ls only s matter of in stalling the apparatus. I SUES PREACHER FOR $100,000.00 [Woman Lecturer Brings Actio* Against Rev. John Wesley Hill for Breach of Promise. New York. Sept. 29.-Rev. John Wesley ?111* former pastor of tra? Metropolitan Temple here and a' Iee*? turor on politics and peace was mad* the defendant ta a hundred thousand breach of -promise snit brought by Lucile Covington of New York, also ? ? lecturer, today. EXPLOSION fitLLED tOO Hf PRUSSIAN AMM ETKITI?Ji WORKS Stockholm, Sept/ 89.-Tbs news paper, Dagens Nyhcter. quotes a matt back from Germany as saying an ex plosion in an ammunition factory at Wittenburg, Prussia,,on August twen ty-third, killed two hundred and for ty-two workmen. ? WiU Testify More Dynamiters ?dor in connectant with the d uamlt lug of the Los Angeles Times i mo was dispelled today when ft-? con 1 ferrad with the district attora*?* re* presenta?ves. Schmidt's trial begtfta Monday.