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In Addition to Appalling Loss of
Life. Thousands are Made Pris
oners au? Many Guns Are
Also Captured
(By Associated Press.)
London, Sept. ! 4.-Except for the
army which ha3 been attacking Ver
dun, tho German force? in France
have fallen back all ulong the line.ac
cording to the French oillcial report
issued this afternoon.
From Nancy to the Vosges they huve
withdrawn from French territory,
while on the extreme right General
von Kluck and General von Buelow
contine to retreat to the northwest he
fore the French, and British, even giv
ing up tboir defensive position on the
river Aisn? between Coraplegne and
Further west tho German detach
ments that held Amiens huve moved
northeastward to try to rejoin the
German army of tho right at St. Quen
tin. It is possible all the Gormans in
?NiArthwest France have dono like
wise; otherwise they would be in dan
ger of being cut off in the center.
Another defensive position, behind
Rheims, has been given up nnd in the
Argonne region a general retreat is
taking place toward the forests of
Belnoue and Trlancourt.
The allies aro pushing their ad
vantage and doing, their utmost to
turn tue^ retreat .iain r. disaster hy a
Btem pursuit on perhaps the broadest
scale yet known in the war. On the
right/they are in good .position to con
tinuo the offendive, ot the men and
horres are not too tired for further
effort. They are based on a strong
line running from the Marne to the
fortresses through thc hill country
south of Argonne.
While the allied left, composed
largely of fresh troops with a heavy
force ot cavalry under General Pau,
ir. wheeling around ns to drive Gen
erals von Kluck and von Buelow to
wards Ardennes and Luxemberg, Gen
eral Pau's army, by a few more more
marches by La' Fere and Laen, might
cut communications between the re
treating Germans and Belgium.
The British, who yesterday took
nearly all the ^roBslngs on the river
Aisne and captured n2?n,-r nrliinnera. I
are north of that river and are push
ing the attack that would assist in
forcing the Germans to evacuate
Rheims. Tho center, somewhere be
tween Chalons and Rheims, is mak
ing an effort to recapture the latter
city, which would be one of the most
popular victories that could be an
nounced to Frenchmen.
Should these movements be crown
ed willi success and Laen and Rheims
again fall into the hands of the allies,
the Germans would have only one line
of communication with Germany-?]
through Retool- and even that might
bife cut.
General von Kluch; however, ls
looking for relnforcdmenw from Bel
gium if they have not already reached
him, and with tbese be might make
another stand against bis pursuers.
Th a British war dmce issued a long
statement today from Field Marshal
Slr J orin French, covering more com
n'n-iely than thc sreriauw summaries
the seven days fighting from Sepff a
ber 4 to, September 10, inclusive. Ac
cording to tills roport the German
swerve to the southeast of Paris ts
accounted for by General von Kluck's
decision that the British',' who had
been F.o heavily engaged in the re
treat from the Belgian frontier, Could
bs ignored and that he could proceed
with his plan of enveloping the main
French army.
. The Qtiw a?uty which Cullie .Out c.
Paris, however, upset this calculation
and, with his flank threatened, the
German general bad to withdraw-a
movement which has been continued
np to the present.
General French paid high tribute to
tho latest addition to the British army
-the flying corps, and ho Oslo quotes
a letter from the 'French commander,
General Joffre, who congratulated
bim on the accuracy of the informa
tion supplied by the aviators. These
men h av? done little or no bomb
throwing but have confined them
selves to gathering Information about
the enemy for the general staff.
This is the work that the "military
always have said would provo of tho
greatest service In connection with
the use of the aeroplane. In what
conflicts they har? bsd with German
aviators, the British flying men. ac
cording to General French, have "es
tablished individual ascendency" and
fie adda, "something in the direction
of the mastery of the air already' has
been established."
This is particularly gratifying to
Britons, as England waa one of the
last powers to go seriously into the
development of aviation, and the gov
ernment has been severely criticised
for not giving it more encourage-)
Tho Belgians, who have received
new big guns and reinforcements
from somewhere, by a sortie from
Antwerp have prevented the Germans
from sending more of their troops out
of Belgium to the south. It is report
ed that the Germans had another
army corps ready to dispatch to the
assistance of their right wing, nerti:
ofKParls, but quickly stopped its de
parture when the Belgians showed
Iheir strength and ability to cut com
munications between Brussels and
Louvain. Although the Belgians had
to retire to the protection of the Ant
werp forts when the Germans dhrcov
cTed them, they proved themselves
capable of at least annoying 'he army
of occupation.
All the news coming in today seems
to confirm the Russian reports that
tho russians have inflicted another
cruBhiug defeat on the Austrians who
on the right were supported by some
Germau divisions. By the capture of
Tomaszow, the Russians drove a
wofiao between tho . Austrian army,
.which had invaded Poland as far as f
Opole, KraBnostav and Zamosa, and
the army which they defeated at Lem
berg and which, although it lost heav
ily in killed, wounded, prisoners and
guns, managed to reform to some ex
tent and undertake thc offensive.
The Germans? who reinforced thc
Austrians, according to latest advices
mared in the defeat. They are trying
tn reach the fortress at Przeinyst, and
the rear guard is endeavoring to keep
off thc Russian cavalry whicli lei pur
suing them. '
Austria had. In Poland and Galicia
an'army estimated ut" 1.O0O.0?0 men
I with 2,r.oo guns. At Lemberg. Austria j
lost many thousands of men in killed,!
wounded and prisoners. It is now
stated, although not o facially, that the
total number of prisoners amounts to
180,000, and that 450 field guns were
taken, besides the guns in the captor-,
cd forts and an immenso amount of
war material.
It hv also reported tonight from
Rome that the Germans have Buffered
a defeat Mi a wa, on the East Prussian
frontier. This would be rather sur
prising, as the Russians1 only today
admitted they had been compelled to
withdraw in East Prussia before over
whelming forces of Germans ? who
threatened General Rennenkampff's
left wing.
It is possible the German comman
der, General von Hlndenberg, pushed
his advantage a little far and found
the Russians were stronger on thc
frontier, where Mlawa is :.'United,
thaa had been expected.
The Servians, after taking Semlin,
over which there was great rejoicing,
as it relieves Belgrade from a contin
uation of the bombardment, havere
sumcd the offensive against the Aus
trians, and, like tho Montenegrins,
are taking advantage- of Austria's
weakness on that frontier to push in
to her territory.
Anderson Man Bursts Into Song
and Tells of How "Dixie" Is
Finest Battle Song Going
CapL Bii?y Anderson, well known In
Anderson as a man of rare discern
ment hi things pertaining to art, has,
given to The Intelligencer a copy of a'
poem which has just fallen into his
hands. The effusion ls from Vie pen
of an Anderson writer and goes as
"We love to br?s; about our flag.
Aye! Forever may she wave, and
when I'm gone, may she live on and
on, the emblem of dbe brave. But
there Is cns other, esr ?fst?cn's flab's
brother, whose 'glory no nation can
hide, with just thirteen stars and tho,
two red bars, beneath which our fa
thers died. We All love to hear, Btar
Spangled Banner so dear, we greet it
wherever lt ls found but as the song
of the South yells burst from the
mouth, I am a rebel at Dixie's flrat
song. Wherever i roam, around the
world or at home, whatever music I
hear there's none that can thrill as old
Dixie will, lt kills every vintage of
fear and if I go to war. It don't matter
who for, let Dixie's strain rise to tbs
sky and lil give one loud yell and
fight right through hell and feel lt a
pleasure to die."
Oak Grove* g. g. Pfcafe.
Oak Grove Sunday school will bare
its annual picnic at Strickland's pas
ture Saturday. Sept. 19th. All other
'Sunday schools are invited and tbs
i publlo also. Rev. J. B. Herron, Supt.
Paolo by America? Press Association.
Ai Least a Change From Former
Alliance Would Decide War
I i Favor of the Allies
LOCAL coiras
(hy Associated Pre38.) ?
Bordeaux, Sept. 14 -Tho Temps !
quotes Prince Tasca di Cuto, an Ital-'Mfi "QUI IT ?^riXA/rXIQ'*
lan socialist deputy, with reference !?"Vf sWWl^O
to thc attitude of Italy: - ... .
"Opinion in Italy," says the deputy. ' cl. . .. ? ,t . ?nu.
"Is unanimous in demanding the reali- ! aught Advance in f rice cf Cotton
zatlon of the anti-triple alliance pro- m LoeaA Market tad Cheering
gram. Everyone today believe* that ?
Italy must absolutely Separate her News, Prospect Brightened
policy and destiny from tho triple a!!i- _
ance I
"United action with the triple en- ,11 would be hard to believe that an
tente is the inevitable outgrowth of.Avance of only ou??mU4. cent P?r
the situation. Italy's neutrality has f0"110. In,the price rf* cotton would
been a necessary transition; our mil- ??elp local business but that is Just
Hary measures have been taken as I t>xactI>; what happened in Anderson
quickly ns geographic^ conidtions , yesterday It_ war announced yester
?ernrittod. and the Italian army Is JW corning tba the buyers were,wil
ready for all eventualities. Our fleet $ to pa"y ?*?,?*R P*""'/01"
? "?J "",,,, ?v"~?," ." "- cotton and right away conditions
i?iSS tun SS?ri around town beeQn to bend. The mei
rangements with England r
ZlnTWrrtrn?ao^ L ulL n\i*M* tha? they h?? been for some lime and
pearance. Tho action of Italymight ? fcsarlng
deflnltely turn .ge scale in favor of ?evB ^?^^SllWm . e?kted .Very
?Q* triple entente. ,.ni;"n V,KC ?SSgLd ;n Anrtnr.
Mrs. Wilson's Dying Wish Is
Fulfilled When Senate Passes
Met Mcaday and Decided to Res
cind Action of Last Week; In
stitution lo Get Annual Sum
At a meeting cf the Anders- 3 city
council, held yesterday morning, that
body agreed to rescind th? action ta
ken last week when it refused to
agata make an appropriation for the
Carnegie library in Anderson. This
announcement means that the library
will hereafter get the same amount
of money as the institution has been
receiving since 1907.
It seems that in that year the li
brary was built, an understanding be
ing reached between Mr. Carnegie
and the city council that connell
would appropriate earn year ten per
cent of wh&t the buP ding cost. This
amounts to $1,500 per y??r or fl30
per month.
The public will rejoice over the
announcement because for a time it
waa feared that the library might oe
seriously embaroesed if council with
drew Its aid;
Prospect of Early
Xeot: Paste e?
Peace Caines
i Exchange
(By Associated Press,)
Chicago, Sept. li-Wheat prices to
day underwent almost aa violen, a
change as when.' not oulte seven
weeks UKO, the war bulge in quota
tions beajan. Excitement in the pres
ent case however, waa about th? pros
pect of a swift approach of peace,
traders generally taking the view
that the triumphs of the allies meant
it would be unlikely for hostilities to
be prolonged.
Selling out of wheat today was on
a huge scale from first to last, and
caused an extreme smash of 8 1-Zo a
bushel ai cor.??ired with 9 l-4c ad
vance July 2H. on the occasion, .that
TCl-f.!05- *v?*?f*?n n?rmanv tint USWT..
land were broken off. The downward
swing of prices today brought wheat
aa low as $1.11 1-2 a bushel for May
delivery as against $1.20 Saturday
hight and $1.32 September 6, the top
most level of the war.
Between July 28 and September 5,
the risc in the price of Blay whest was
41 &-8 ot whtcn neariy one halt now
has been wiped out. At $1.11 3-4 May.
the dosing quotation tonight, the net
remainder of the war advance ls 21
3-8c a bushel.
cotton and right away conditions
around town began to mend. The mer
chants felt better and were cheerier
than tbey had been for some time and
every ?ingle v.rmer hearing the glad
news straightway Recame elated. Very
little colton v'Rs marketed in Ander
son yesterday st that figure but never
theless the riBe, slight though it was,
helped business conditions in Ander
Another great help yesterday was
the positive announcement mode bv
some of the principal cotton mill men
of this city to the effect that the cotton
rajlls of Anderson will not shut down
this year and all of them have agreed
to run until January at least und prob
ably on through the remainder or the
For some time a persistent rumor
has been going around to the effect
that .-'onie of the cotton mills ot this
and ether cities would be compelled
to suspend operations but Mr. Jas. D.
Hammett, when seen yesterday, said
that he had Just returned from New
York where he succeeded in closing
enough contracte to keep his mill run
ning for some time. Re said that his
contracts were on a very ahoft profit
basis but he would prefer to run for
the next year without making any mo
ney rather than to close down and
throw all the employes out of jobs.
Another well known manufacturer
said almost the same thing. He suc
ceeded in closing a contract on an op
en bid for work which will keep the
plant going for at least GO days and
he says that orders will be plentiful
by the expiration of that period.
'"Conditions in the South af o vastly
better than anyone knew and ther ls
really nothing wrong with the town
except the pessimism ot some of our
people" said a well known merchant
yesterday. Thisgd are ca the mead
now and indications are that after an
other month Anderson people will al
most forget that there was a war in
the foreign countries.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 14.-Mrs. Wood
row Wilson's dying wish that congress
abolish ailey slums in the nntional
capitol was fulfilled today when the
house passed the renate bill prohib
iting the usc of dwelling houncB in
Washington alleys after four years
from the date of the legislation.
A few hours before Mrs. Wilson
died she ioid the president she could
"go away happier" if she knew the al
ley Btuthfl would be wiped out. Word
was : .Mit to the capital and thc house
district committee promptly reported
a bill carrying a large appropriation
for that purpose. The house did not
pass the measure as reported because
of constitutional objections. The sen
ate however, passed another bill car
rying out an old act providing for ab
olition Of the slums. Thc house ac
cepted this cs a substitute, acceptable
to the white house, and lt will become
a law.
New Troupe at the Palmetto1
Thia Week Makes a Decided
Anderson College Will Open Her
Portals on Sept 17-Both Are
Expecting a Good Year
Cornfsk? H. hi* Sept, H.
President Wn?*? left here at
tatt p. as. today fer Washington,
whare he will arrive to??rrow
morning H . o'clock.
.Every member of the Frazer Fitting
school faculty is now tn, the city and
avnryllllmr lu ttl rAHdiMM for th? OD
ening of Anderson's school for boys
and< young men. The session will be
gin this morning at $ o'clock, at which
time appropriate exercises will be held
and tomorrow the class work will be
gin. Or. Fraser says that be looks
forward to the opening of his school
and believes that the year will be a
splendid one tor tho institution.
Anderson college will open her
doors on Sept. 1 , next Thursday, and
practically every member o? the cot
lego faculty has arrived in the city and
Is ready to begin work. A number of
the students are coming In every day
now and present indications are that
the enrollment at the college witt be
considerably larger than tl waa last
Anderson people are proud of both
? 'the Fraser Fitting school and Anderdon
College ?ad are taking a lively inter
est in the plans of these two institu
tions for the coming year.
TIi?> big surprise promised by the
Palmetto theatre ?or Monday in the
advert?: enient o? this popular tliuoire
Sunday-was a most agreeable one, as
the Corbett Musical Comedy company
playing this week is by far the bost
attraction that has been nut on at
the Palmetto. The opening bill yes
tr rday entitled the new Bell Boy. was
? eil received by a .packed house and
ably presented by the Corbett com- i
pany. Every member of the company
acquitted his or herself in fine style.
Manager Pinkston is to bc commend
ed upon securing the high ciass at
traction that lie is showing this week.
Worthy of special mention is the
dancing of the four girls in a difficult
buck. As a team of dancers they are
certainly great, and then, the comed
ians were good. Taken as a whole it
is a show wor. h many times the price
of admission. The bill advertised for
today promises to be a -vinner. The
costumes in the opening act alone cost
the tidy little sum of $1,200 Twelve
hundred dollars, as most of the mar.
i u"i men in this town will admit, isl
quite expensive for only eight dresses.
The manager of the Palmetto in his
nd this morning states that a perfect
ly good five dollar bill will be given
away after each performance, as was
done yesterday. Tali in ilbtif is
quite an inducement. Twenty dollars
being given away each day is well
worth going after. Mr. Pinkston in
talking to a reporter for The Intelli
gencer yesterday stated that the show
this week will be clcun and moral in
every respect, nothing will be said
or done at any of the performances
that could be criticised or condemned
by anyone, and that any person not
well pleased with the show will gladly
get bia br her money refunded by
calling at the box office.
flanean* Will Make Stand,
Paris. Sept. 14-It is officially an
nounced that tho Germans are making |
a stand on the Aisne.
HEM* Air H*M>
Wnshlrsten Sept IL-Corip
traitor cf the Currency, WU
Uasms today wire/, to all national
hanks In the Sooth asking what
HUMS they had loaned to cotton
growers, what Interest they are
receiving and the amount need
ed to ?ore the cotton crop. It
was understood tonight that a
number of banks had replied hat
It was announced no ?tatesseat
won! be given bat until all the
data wanted had been collected*
a o o a o o o o a e
Cctmmander Praises the Russian
Troops for Determination and
Courage Shown
(Hy Associated Press.)
Petrograd, Sept. 14.-The following
official communications were Issued to
"On tho Austrian front the Russian
troops are crossing the San river. On
taking position near Rawa Rusk? the
Russian troops captured thirty cannon
und 8,000 prisoners and al.-ii enormous
Btores of war material and provisions.
Tho result of tho pursuit of the ene
my in that territory Is still unknown.
"In the marshes of Belgoraoln the
Ru-r.i an * found more Austrian batter
ies sunk in thc mud, abandoned during
"Tho General army while repulsing
the last desperate Austrian attack,
captured, the moment troops took the
offensive, a great number of prisoners
and guns, the total number of which
has not yet been determined.
"General Bruls.Mloff declares hiB
troops gave proof of great energy, de
termination and bravery. The com
manders of the corps, he Bays, led their
units with imperturbable coolness,
Snatching victory from the enemy on
more than one occasion at critical mo
"General Brussiloff particularly
commends ttie activity of the Bulga
rian general, Rsdko Dmitrleff, in the
"On thc right bank of the Dniester
river the Austrians have been thrown
back on Dorogobush, 65 miles east of
"Czernowltz, capital and chief city ot
the Crown land of Bukowina, and all
the neighboring regions have been oc
cupied by the Russian armies without
Will ?ave a Meeting at Clemson Next
"It rooms that the Clemson College
meeting will bc an unusually Interest.
lng one," says Dan T. Gray, of Ral
eigh, N. C., in a letter of invitation
to the annual meeting of the Assosla
tion of southern agricultural workers,
to be held at Clemson Collage October
21 to 23.
E. J. Watson of the department of
agriculture, has been Invited to de-,
liver an address. His subject will be:
"The Readjustment of Acreage to
Meet' the Emergency arising as a Re
suit of the European War." Practi
cally every state in the' south will be
represented at the Clemson meeting.
?Germans Are Successful.
Rotterdam, via London, 8ept. 14.-A
dispatch from Berlin say? the Ger
man general staff announced Septem
ber 13 that a plan ot campaign in the
westorn theatre of .the war, of which
no details had been made kno^n. had
led to a aew engagement which so far
ls favorable to the Germans.
Uncle of John T. Felton Return?
From Greenwood and Telia of
What He Discovered There
From what he could discover e^u**
one threw John M. Felton from a faut
moving freight train near Greenwood
Saturday night and broke his necx,
according to J. B. Felton, a nephew
of the dead man. Mr. Fel\m, who is
superintendent of education of Ander
son county, received a telegram Sat
urday evening telling him that bis
uncle was dead and he immediately
went to Greenwood. Mr. Felton said
tbat both the passenger trains bad
passed the station before his uncle
left tba station because be was r.een
there by several people. Shortly af
ter be was last seen, a freight train
passed through Greenwood and it
is presumed that the dead man board
ed that train and either fell or was
thrown ' from a car, breaking his neck
when bs struck thc ground. There
>'M oily one small bruise on his j
face and nsce on his body, which
clearly showed, that he was not run
over sod killed by a train or struck
by an engine?
Mrs. Felton, the dead man's wife,
baa come to Anderson and ls at pres
ent with ber brother. Dock Wood.
German Prisoners Arrive*
Paris, Sept. 14.-A batch of German
prisoners1, composed of a general with
bis entire staff and six other officers
and 300 men, arrived today at Noisy
Le-Bec, five miles northeast of Paris,
whence they were sent to the sooth.
Germany Has Not Replied to In
quiry Concerning Plana for
Peace As Suggested
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. Sept. 14.-No reply had
been received tonight from the Ger
man government to the Inquiry, ot the
United States concerning the attitude
of the former toward peace lu Europe
but administration leaders were hope
ful that from the Informal euuit soino
thlng tangible might develop.
That many Influential German-Am
ericans are working to bring about
some exchange of peace terms has
been admitted in official tjuarters.
Preaident Wilson and Secretary Bry
an are keeping in CIOBO touch with all
these efforts. The feeling prevails
among administration officials that as
tho casualty lists grow and the enor
mity of the struggle is brought home
to the masses lr. each country, tho
movement for peace will correspond
ingly gain momentum.
In the mids: of the conflict tbr Uni
ted StatsB will ttgn treaties of "p "ce
with Great Britain, Franco, SpsLi and
China. These pac's are regarded by
President Wilson sa a practical guar
antee against war.
Slr Cecil Spring-Rice, Jules Jusser
and. Juan Hinno, the British, French
and Spanish ambassadors, respectively
and Kai Fu Shah, the Chinese minis
ter have received Instructions from
their governments to sign the trea
ties tomorrow.
Anouncement was made today that
President Wilson on Wednesday would
receive the Belgian commission sept
to the United States to lodge formal
?protest against alleged German atroci
Official dispatches to tho America"
; >vern?u? n?i ?oday confirmed the press
sports of the retreat of tba German
a -.ty across the entire if ne ?> France.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Sept 14.-A dispatch to the
Central News from Rome says tele
graphic advices received there from
Potn?&rad are to the effect that the
17 days battle of the Russians against
the Austro-German forces ended with
the following result: /'
Prisoners taken, 180,000; field guns
captured, 450: fortress artillery cap
tured, 1.000 pieobs; transport wagons
taken, 4,000; aeroplanes captured, 7.
The Russian embassy in Rom?, ac
cording to the correspondent ot the
Central News, says that the German
army commanded by General von
Hindenberg has been defeated near
Mlawa, Russian Poland, and that the
Germans are evacuating Poland with
a loss of 50,000. men. The ambassa
dor adds that the Russians have as.
sumed the offensive in Prussia and
have commenced to lay Stege to
O ' ^ o
o - o
o Washington, Sept, 14, o
o -A committee pf South- o
o ern Congressmen and o
o cotton growers was organ? o
o ized here today bv Kepre- o
o sentative K^nry of Texas, o
o to work for an advance ot o
o or four million dollars to o
o southern farmers on tne o
o large cotton stock that o
o must be held over be- o
o cause of the collapse of o
o European demand. The o
o committee will hold dally o
o meetings and will urge the o
o advisability of Its plan o
o upon President Wilson, o
o Secretary McAdoo and the o
o federa! reserve board. o
o' Mr. Henry, who was o
o' authorized to appoint th? o
o committee at a recent in* o
o formal, conference of Con* o
o gressmen and growers, o
o will act as its chairman, o
o Other members Includ? E. o
o W. Dabbs, South Caro- o
o\ North Carolina and Rep- o
o lina; Dr. H. Q. Alexander o
o senatlve Doughton North o
o Carolina; Lever, South o
o Carolina, and Flood of o
o Virginia.
o ?
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