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GERMANS BADLY CRIPPLED AND
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
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atrd vigorous denunciation of Ger
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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.
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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
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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.
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. . 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.
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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 "
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