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AKE FLEEING TE03I FRENCHMEN. (Continued, from Page 1.) London, Sept. 24. -Heavy artillery continues to play a leading part in th 3 battle of the Aisne, which has been' in progress nearly a fortnight. The op posing forces continue to hammer away at each other from their well en trenched and fortified positions with the greatest stubborness, but with out decision." " .x Almost without a lull great shells are being hurled across the rivers, val leys and plains stretching from the river Oise in the, west to the Meuse in the east, and thence southward along the whole Franco-German border, while the lighter guns play on the in fantry lying in 'the trenches awaiting an opportuity to deliver attacks and counter attacks, with, as the French communication says, "alternate retire ment on certain points and advance on others," , ; . v At the Battle Front, Sept. 24. The German offensive was extremely vigor ous today at the western end of the long line stretching along the rivers Oise, Aisne and Woevre. The allied troops, whose gaps had , been filled freshly arrived reinforcements, not only repeatedly thrust back the Ger man attack, but eventually carried cut a successful counter attack which resulted in the gaining of considerable ground and the definite capture of Peronne. about which town the fiercest engagement occurred. At one place victims of the deadly German machine guns were counted in hundreds, especially where the ad vance was across an open wheat field. : - Some men of a French regiment which was making a dash toward the German position when , it was struck by the sweeping fire, were found dead in the kneeling postu,re 'they !had taken behind the sheaves of wheat and from where they had emptied their magazine, intending to start a final rush and bayonet charge. After the fight 900 dead were buried in a single trench six feet deep. Germans being placed at one end "and French ot the other Paris. SeDt. 27. Four bombs were dropped on Paris from a German ae- replant today, one missile expioaea in Avenue du Trocadero and .bled, the head from the shoulders of a man standing on the corner with his daughter. The child was wounded The other bombs did little damage. Sew York, Sept. 27. The federal council of churches tonight made pub lic a commuication from twenty-nine leading Protestant churchmen of Germany repudiating in behalf of Ger man Christianity and the German Government responsibility for the European war and fixing it on "those who long, secretly and cunningly Get Busy d an Wi in 11 A10IGEME11T EXTRAORDINARY OCTOBER 3RD An Equivalent Value of $1 .50 for $1.00 Combined with $1.00 worth of Pony Coupon's. You can use $1 .50 worth of tickets same as $1.50 bash. You can go to the "Rex" fifteen times or take fifteen friends once. These tickets can be used at any Feature Picture or "Million -Dollar Mystery." V Why don t you buy a $1.00 bunch of tickets and give Pony Coupons away? The tickets purchased are good ten years from date. ' 7 arv aLfn PmnInS a , web of conspir acy agamst Germany, which .now: they thJ?Su Ver us t0 sangle us therein.", . The communication is afl- h!!?e t?' The Evangelical Churches Abroad." . 1S4 WaMike tone'" says a' state ment issued by the federal council, atrd vigorous denunciation of Ger many's opponents is a matter.of con, siaerable surprise to council mem bers here: -; - . Berlin, Sept. 27 The total German casualties in ; dead, wounded and missing, as officially reported to date, are 104,589. v ? . , -The casualty list announced todav adds a total of 10,527 casualties to those previously announced. The total casualty list is made up as follows: Dead. 15,674; wounded, 65,908 missing, 23,007. According to a letter from an officer of the German auxiliary cruiser Kair er Wilhelm der Grosse. not sunk by the British cruiser High- as was assenea, Dut was blown up. when her ammunition, was gone. . Only a few of. the crew were wound ed. Another, officer says the fire of the Highflyer was poor. Berlin, Sept. 27. The following statement on the situation in north ern France was received from the headquarters of the German general staff last night, and made public to day, i '"The enemy are using their heavy artillery in a general attack on the right flank of the German army "At Bapaume (in Pas de Calais. 14 miles southeast of Arras) an advanc ed French division was repulsed by a smaller German force. "In the center of the battle fron. we have made slight gains. "The forts under bombardment south of Verdun have withdrawn their first and our artillery is engaged with forces the enemy brought up on ths west bank of the Meuse.. "Elsewhere the situation remains unchanged." ... Tokio, Sept. 27. It is officially an nounced that the Japanese have de feated the Germans in a four-hour battle on the outskirts of Tsing-Tau. 4 seat of . government of Kiao-Chow. Chin. - . Japanese casualties are given as three killed and 12 wounded. According to the statement the fight began September 26. German gunboats bombarded the Japanese troops. Japanese aeroplanes proved effective in reconnoitering expeditions and are reported to have escaped un harmed. Paris, Sept. 27. The. official com munication issued tonight s"ays the Germans continued night and day at tacks of unprecedented violence but have been unsuccessful. LOOK' LISTEN! The Contest Pony i Here Can be Seen on the Streets Daily Ml. 1 "7 i "THE REX" FIFIEEi TOG TICKETS London, Sept. 27. A Rome dispatch to the Exchange .Telegraph says k a message from Vienna states that gov ernment bacteriologists have, definite ly established the presence of Asiatic cholera among the 70,000 wounded in Vienna hospitals. - : , - ; Paris, Sept. 27. A dispatch to the Havas' agency from Nish, Servla, da ted September 24 and delayed in transmission says: . - ' "The Servians have lost heavily during the battle with the Austrians which, has been progressing for a fortnight. The Austrians . have brought five army corps into action. With several brigades of fresh troops they have crossed the river Drina and attacked the Servians whose number3 were inferior. ""More than 30,000 Austrians with much artillery and many puachine guns, advanced with the object of reaching Kroupani, Vall and Evp. The Servians beat back the Austrian left wing, which lost ten thousand men killed and wounded. In the cen ter, however,, the Servians were compelled to retiresix miles. Later the Servians forced the Austrian right wing also ' to retreat with enormous losses. " , ' "Meanwhile independence columns of Servians and Monteegrins have ad vanced for into Bosnia." . Rome, via Paris, Sept. 27. The fats ot the German colonies will not be decided in the Pacific or in Africa but on European battlefields. Such was the assertion today of Dr. W. S. Solf, German secretary of state, for colonies and former governor of Ger man Samoa, in a speech in Berlin, ; according to a dispatch from the Ger man capital. On the Battle Front, Sept. 27xDes oerate attemDts made by the Ger- i mans on the western end of the long line of battle to break through the allies' forces which are engaged in a turninb movement, have resulted in the most furious fighting that has taken place since the beginning of the campaign. After fighting without respite niglit and day, corps after corps of Ger mans was hurled against the flower oi the French and English armies to day only to be thrown back. The in fantry bore the brunt of the incessant fighting, but ' the artillery of both, armies 4 continued - throughout ,2 hours to bombard each others posi tion. Hand to hand combats occurred at many points and bayonets were used freely. The French troops showed more than their accustomed dash in attacks and everywhere acts of .wonderful courage were performed. The cav airy also participated in the engage ments at many points, the allies' hoises having enjoyed a long , rest f 3i to-.- ST i t ft OFFERS FOR $1.00 OR THIRTY which enabled this , arm of ' the ser vice to distinguish itself. The fam ous Scots Greys,, finding the color of their, horses offered a prominent mark for the German riflemen, dyed their mounts brown. . V - . The French general, Marquet, has met death on the battlefield. ; On the Battle Front, via Paris, Sept 27. A French lieutenant, M. Veriin, is the hero of the day as the "result of an affair in which he was the main figure yesterday. The lieutenant ..and. fifty men. re connecting 10 miles in advance of the main body on the Oise river, encoun tered 5,000 Germans. The Frenchmen took refuge in nearby woods, and from this shelter .fired volleys untu only thirteen of their detachment re mained alive and of these four were wounded. - The party then crept away , The Germans : hesitated to attack the vobds for fear of a trap. . The territory between the rivers Somme and Oise is the scene of the fiercest battle along the great front in northern France, where the 5ermans and Allies have been striving 'for two weeks to force each other back. This ground includes the French left wing, which has thrown tremendous forces against the German General von Kluck's reinforced army in an endeav or to outflank him. The French offi cial report describes this struggle as a violent one and announces that the Allied troops have made a slight ad vance. " . - In the Woevre region the French also reported some gain, but described the situation on the height of the Meuse as unchanged. Prior to this," however, the Germans had crossed the river Meuse near St. Mihiel in the Woevre district and to some extent, al though the French have undertaken a vigorous offensive movement, they have been unable to hold some of the territory, they won, doubtless at great loss of life on both sides. The British official reports are ex ceedingly, meager, in keeping with the determination of the British authori ties to enforce a rigid censorship. The official press bureau merely announces such activity on the part of the Ger mans all along the line and the re pulse of heavy counter attacks "!with a considerable loss inflicted on the enemy." , " The Russian general staff reports a battle between the Russians and Ger mans in the region of Druskenhiki in the Government of Suwalki, Russian Poland, bordering on Prussia, but gives no details. The general staff also reports the retirement of the Aus trian army westward on Cracow, traband, making it compulsory for neutral countries importing foodstuffs to give assurances that the food is not intended for German consumption. Help the merchant who helps the,. city by helping to boost tne commun ity's champion The Democrat. Buy re X Tickets Pony Coupon With Eery Ticket 5C TICKETS .... ' EXTREME LIBERALITY DEMOCRACY'S SPLENDID RECORD ;, -; .... : :; I . . and Efficient .Government. The North Carolina Democratic Hand-BoQk came from' the presses yes terday fresh with the smell of .print ers ink and pungent with Democratic achievements. : It holds up the splendid record of the party, both in- the State and na tioh and is brimming with sound rea sons why the Democratic party should be continued in powerT: It will surely appeal to- every man in the State who favors clean and efScient government. ; to cast his ballot in the coming elec tion for the Democratic parjty. Chairman Warren is to "be congrat ulated upon having such a magnificent record to build on and upon the ad mirable way in which he has pre pared the book. It is a most credita ble presentation and will prove an able factor in the campaign. . A Splendid 'Record. V The book, which is one of 175 pages, contains the State Democratic plat form, the record of the various State institutions and departments, speeches of prominent Democrats embracing party principles and the things which have been . achieved, , the State's finances, the blight ' of Republicans, the growth of education under Demo cratic rule, how the Confederate vet eran has been cared for, and the un paralleled record of the Woodrow Wil son administration in clean govern ment and in the enactment of legisla tion in the interest of the people. Strong Appeal to Young Men. A strong appeal of .Democracy to young men is. contained in an- article by Mr. Gilbert T. Stephens, of Winston-Salem. , The,, following are . some extracts from it:; ; - . . ' '. "Two. qualities of character of the average young American make the Democratic Party appeal to him more than any other party. One is the spirit of self-reliance. By this I mean the inward conviction of the average American that he has the right and the ability, and consequently the duty, to regulate his own life, to direct his own property, and to pursue his own happiness according to the light which he possesses. . ' "The second quality of character of the average young American is the spirit of fair, play. By this I paean his "recognition of the fact that he is not alone in the universe; that tho world was not made for his private benefit that the law of being is a benevolent justice which must regard and rule him as well as his fellow men with sincere importiality, and that any human system or order which interferes with this impartiali ty is contrary to the will of God. In other words, it is simply the wish to conduct trade with Just weights and measures, to live in a State which af fords equal protection and opportun ity to all its citizens, and play a jramp. in which the rules are the same for every player and in which a good stroke counts, no matter who make3 it For Rights of States. "The Democratic Party has consis tently. opposed the centralization of government,; and has been the cham pion of the rights of the individual States. ' - 'The Democratic Party believes that a protective tariff is right neither in morals nor in sound business judgment. By a policy of protection, the Government makes the consumer pay higher prices for the things he lives on and enables the producer of necessities to put the extra profit into his pocket. "The average young American, who Is self-reliant and who has the spirit of fair play, must glory in the record of the Wilson administration. Mr. Wilson has dedicated himself to the emancipation of the generous ener- pies of the American people. The United States has probably never had quite so self-reliant a President. He has impressed everybody as a man who knows what he wants to do and is willing to accept the needful risks and hardships in order to do it. Keep ing his nersonalylife -entirely subor dinated to nublic duty, he has devot- I ed himself assiduously to the execu tion of a program by which he be lieves that he will emancipate the energies of his people and usher in a period of expansion and new enterprise- Republican Misrule. "If one turns from the principles cf the Democratic party as expressed in national affairs, to the record of the Democratic party in this State, he Is bound to find an appeal to young men. Twice in the last fifty years the Republican party has been in con trol in North Carolina. The first time was in" 1868. A partial record of that Republican administration is as fol lows: It disfranchised the best citi zens in the State because of their par ticipation in the war and enfrachised the ignorant negroes because the votes of the latter could be controlled. It made a fraudulent bond issue which has been a source of annoyance to the State ever since. It proclaimed mar tial law and kept soldiers at . places, eve4 though the: State had just been devastated by cruetwar. .. It. suspend ed the writ of habeas corpus of North Carolina and squandered $300,000 of public school money. Once more in 1894, by means of fusion, the Repub licans binder Russell and Butler be came the controlling political party in the . State. These two leaders pro cured another State to-bring suit against North Carolina on the fraudu lent bonds that' their Republican pre decessors in office had issued. . This was an act of treachery probably un paralleled in the history of the State. Democracy's Good Record. , "Turning from the black record of the Republican party during the only two periods of its dominance, one finds a very different story to be told about .the Democratic party, which has been, in undisputed control of North Carolina ' fourteen years. In 1200. it found a public school term of only fifty-eight days. It now guaran tees to every child in the State a. term or four, months and pledges itself to I secure a tfirm Vf Blrmnntho 1 v, nearly doubled the pay of its teachers, : has" established nearlv fiftppn it. - -w vm. . M M dred local school districts and over two hundred high schools. It has paid the, debts upon its institu-" tions contracted during the last Re publica administration and is now op erating them at a profit.. It has fixed . equitable passengers and freight rates, . at the same time encouraging railroad building to the extent that the mileage has increased 33 per cent since 1900. It has given such encouragement to industries that the capitalization of its:- cotton mills for instance, is "over tnree times what it was fourteen., years ago. During all this time there has not been a vestige of scandal of cor ruption od inefficiency charged against the Democratic officials.. The record of the Democratic party during its fourteen years of dominance is above reproach both in constructive legisla tion and in economic administration; while the record of the Republican, party both times it has . been in powe has been one that later had , to bo suppressed or explained away."" ' " Jfo Scandal or Corruption. ' "Fourteen years of Democratic ad ministration sets forth concisely the splendid record ot, the party in the State. ; This period embraces four ' years under Aycock, four years under Glenn, four years under Kitchin and two years under Craig. . . It shows that during all these years there has been no scandal or corrup tion, that the party has been true to its promise, that it has advanced the school interest to a marvelous degree, that -progress has been written over the door of every charitable institu tion in the .State and that these unfor tunate ones of the State were never so well cared for,: that the various State departments have been raised to a state of high efficiency and have been economically and ably adminis tered. This splendid record is con trasted with the Republican adminis tration which was marked by scandal and deficits, ' Confidence in Democracy. j The Confidence - in Democracy is shown by figures giving the growth of corporate wealth in the State. The rescue of the State, prison from disgrace and bankruptcy. by the Dem ocratic party is shown. The wonderful record of achieve ments of the Woodrow Wilson admin istration are concisely set forth, a record which must appeal to every patriotic American citizen. It vindi cates his Mexican policy, and point3 with pride to the enactment of a tariff law which has freed the people from the burdensome duties ' imposed by the Republicans, the passage of the income tax law, placing upon the shoulders of wealth a part of the bur den of government; the enactment of a currency ate, substituting for one of the .worst financial systems in the -world what is' believed to be one of the best financial systems possessed i Dy any nation in the world today, the enactment of measures to curb unlaw ful combinations. : . , The attitude of --.the Dkmocr.iti 3 party toward agriculture is noted in ne work of the present congress It is said that no Congress in the history of the country has - enacted as much legislation of siich a. fundamental and comprehensive characterMn the inter est of agriculture, the nation's chief industry, as has the present-Congress. Chairman Warren has already be gun to mail these books out through the State. GENERAL VILLA REVOLTS. Will Not Recognize Government Head. - ed by Carranza in Mexico. ' El Paso, Texas, Sept. 23. General Francisco Villa, dominant leader in northern Mexico,, tonight denounced tha central government headed by Venusti- ano Carranzo and announced his inde pendence in a statement sent to tho Associated Press. This placed Jthe state of Chihuahua in open revolt against the party in power at Mexico as well as Sonora, the next border state to the west, where Governor Maytorena previously had proclaimed his independence of the constitutional party as represented -by Carranza. Washington, Sept. 29. Optimistic dispatches today from Consul Silliman and the Brazilian minister of Mexico caused Secretary Bryan . to inform President Wilson that the prospects , for restoration of permanent peacein v Mexico were brighter than at any time since the overthrow df Madero by Huerta. Washington, Sept." 28. Formal an nouncement from Gen. Villa that he will ot be a-candidate for President or Vice President of Mexico was re ceived At he State Department today through George C. Carothers, consul agent at Chihuahua .City. 'This dis patch the first to reach Washington from the interrior of Mexico since Vil la's revolt against General Carranga's authority as first chief of the Consti tfonalists, greatly . srtengthehed the hopes of officials here for a peaceful adjustment of the difficulties between., the two leaders. : - ENGINEER VALENTINE RESIGNS- J. C. M. Valentine, brother of Geo. H, -. and T. N. Valentine of Hendersonyille, formerly, engineer of Bucombe county, who for sometime past has been em ployed by the state geological survey,, and who has been connected with the wotk,incidenf to the construction of the Asheville-Charlotte highway, has resigned his position with the state, according to information which, has been received here. He has accepted a position with the United States gov ernment and will assume his new duties soon, maintaining headquarters at Morganton. ' O " . .".'' Read the Democrat's, advertising columns for your best bargains. : Advertised goods sell for less. v. Advertised goods sell for less.