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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 212 Weaklr, ErtaUIikei 1M0| DmDy, Jaa.lt, Itu, ANDERSON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS 85.00 PER ANNUM
ANTWERP HAS FALLEN
SAYS LONDON PAPER;
LAST ADVICES FROM BELGIUM SAYS GERMANS ARE STILL
HAMMERING AWAY WITH THEIR ARTILLERY
AGAINST THE CITY
TWO HUNDRED GERMAN GUNS
ARE IN OPERATION THERE
Region cf Roye Has Been in Progress For tho
o Days end Sixteen Hundred Prisoners
Have Been Captured.
The;t?tr chancellories of the allies and the Germans have not
seen fit tfj llftthe curtain of secrecy high enough for the public to ob
tain an insight into the conditions which prevail alon the battle line
"There is nothing to report," says the French war office, "ex
cept that there has been a lively engagement in the region of Roye,
where in the last two days we have captured 1,*00 prisoners,"
That is all. From the British and Germans come nothing.
Of the situation on the east the Austrian general staff, in a dis
patch coming by way of Berlin, reported a complete break up of
the Russian invasion in Hungary and said that the Russian emperor's
forces had been cleared from a portion of the Carpathians.
The Russians, in their turn, declared that near the East Prus
sian frontier in Russian Poland they still were pressing the Germans
hard and at several points had gained successes over them.
While one morning newspaper in London has been informed
"on good authority" that Antwerp has fallen, neither the British
official press bureau, nor the Belgian minister are able to confirm the
The last advices from Belgium had the Germans still hammer
ing away with their artillery against Antwerp. One dispatch said 200
ing German guns wer- in operation there. Oeisnd advises report
ed thousands of refugees arriving in that city.
A Berlin dispatch says King Albert, of Belgium, has been slightly
British aeroplanes again have visited Dusseldorf, Germany. A
British official report says an aerial squadron succeeded in blowing
up a zeppelin airship shed in Dusseldorf and destroying a dirigible
balloon in it- The three aviators engaged in the raid escaped, but
lost their machine guns. .
Belgium has protested to the Washington government against
Germany's alleged action in commandering all food supplies in
Brussels and "reducing the native population to famine."
It is believed in Washington that Captain Le Vert Coleman,
who has been in Europe with the American relief commission, will
be called upon by the war department to explain statements attribut
ed to him in an interview in New York concerning the German
army's fighting abilities and commissiriat and alleged atrocities com
mitted by the German troops. .
Latest ISiews From
the Battle Grounds
On th?'Battle Front, via Paris, Oct 9.- (11.41 p. m.-The
sharp offensive movement of the. Germans on the western wing of
the allies at the Belgian frontier evidently has failed in its obbject of
bending or breaking the French and British line.
The long extension of the battle line, which now has gone
beyond the four rhws, Scarpe, Somme, Oise and Aisne, was initiated
by the allies in an Endeavor to find a solution of the problem of oust
ing the Germans front their strong position in northeasternJFrance.
In these positions the-Germans have been besiged..nearly a month,
since the conclusion of -the bloody battle of the Marne. The pres
ent front is within about 68 miles pf Antwerp. Belgian officers who
have arrived here from Antwerp declare that the Belgians them
selves destroyed forts Waelhem and Wavre-St. Catherines.
? . Further down toward the center of the line the severest fighting
continued today at Roye, where the allies?took a large number of
prisoners. Rheims again was subjected to a short bombardment.
CONDITIONS ARE CAROLINAS WILL
MUCH IMPROVED GET THEIR SHARE
President Learns Thni AU Parts of All Industries Will Co-operate in
U. S. Are Fast Recover- Effort to Hasp Country.
" That a determined effort ls tc be
, ? \ _ ; . made by the cotton milln of uV/'Caro
(By Associated Press.) Unas to secure their share of the bu
. Washington, Oct. 9.-Business con- B\DOM which has grpwn up Incident to
dltlons throughout the country are the European war ard because of tho
Improving, ncobrdlng to reports ??ect on world trade of the heiliger
reaching President Wilson today and ,?o^
^mrj;aVC /Penke^ AL?&. ?ast nl*ht *>* L- & H*WlBf localed
structed to dwell on this fact during morclal ?gout tor the Blue Ridge an?
the tell campaigns In wmr to the southern Railway*, wi tr, hsadquarters
expected charges by Republicans and m Anderson.
JcTogroaslves that the new tariff has According to Mr. Harrrls, the *raf
broBght financial disaster- HC ano industrial departments of the
As a part of the Democratic cam- Southern Ry- are doing alt possible
palgn, the Presid? nt probably will ls- for the Southern and especially Cur?
se e a statement when he signs the lins mills to bid for their share ot the
Clayton anti-trust bill, calling atten- military- fabric business which has
Hon to the completion of the program grown up because of the war an.i sl
ot trust legislation- so of the immense business of South
-?-**- America. Kr Harris ls endeavoring to
Mum Lois Jackson of Iva bas arrtv- ascertain her? many mills in Anderson
ed in tho city tor a short visit to Miss and .vicinity have mapped out plans
Marlo SerU- [ (Continued on Page Three.)
ELIMINATION OF COTTON
CROP OR REDUCTION IN
BATTLE TO BEGIN
Gray Hurles Himself Into the
Ring With New Bill-To
Columbia, Oct. 9.-Special: After
a session ol' five days the nu mbers of
the General Assembly found them
selves presented with two queutions,
The elimination of the cotton crop
A material' ruduciiou in acreage.
The members will return to Colum
bia Mkindftw unit tho Viat* 1 <\ will J,
along the above linea. All other
m-.asures will be sidetracked- The
elimination advocates continued to
gain ground today.
Dr- Wade Stackhouse, president
?the South Carolina branch of the
Southern Cotton Congress, said today
that county meetings will be held in
every county in Texas to discuss the
elimination of thc cotton crop. The
Texas legislature, he said, will bc in
fluenced by the action of the county
meetings and the action taken by thc
South Carolina legislature
Five .members of the House voted
thin morning in favor of the passage
to third- reeding of a bill prohibiting
any one from holding public office In
South Carolina who was not worth
at leeM $100,000 or an editor or a re
porter on a newspaper. The bill was
Introduced by Mr. Gray, of Anderson.
The author of the bill was mak
ing a speech on the measure when he
"If the bill were passed, wouldn't
it keep rou from holding officer' ask
ed Mr. -Rtttenberg, of Charleston.
*Tt would," admitted Mr. Gray
"I am tempted to vote for its passage
in that case." said Mr, R?!U*aberg*
whose sally was greeted .with laugh,
The House adjourned at noon to
meet at noon on Monday, after being
tn session for two hours, durin?
which ft considered a number of in
consequential resolutions. The most
important of these resolutions, that
room the Senate limiting the pay of
members for the special session tr*
mileage abd $6 a day was referred
to the ways and means committee
after two or tbr?e speeches had been
made la opposition to its passage.
It is presumed that the committee
of ll from the House appointed to re
port's bill to reduce the production of
cotton in 1915 will continue UH sit
tings while the House is adjourned.
One of the pleas on which adjourn
ment until Monday was based was to
give members sn opportunity to go
i home sad find out how their constlt
?uents felt oft the proposition to ellm
llpate cotton entirely in 1915.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Fair Saturday;
Sunday .,: euteiuod, probably local
Br tho Germans had BheUed it. The bull
Ity, was destroyed. Near the bridge ar<
IS FAST DYING
AMERICAN CHRISTIAN SO
CIETY HOLDING SESSION
Church Workers Say That Field
Is Now Ready for Great Ef
forts to he Pst Forth.
(By Associated Press.)
Atlantic, Ga., Oct- 9-"Tho rural
church is in a period of transition.
Hundreds are dead and ether hun
dreds arc dying. Thousands of rural
and village comimunitics are over
churched. Many existing organisa
tions must disappear- Thoughtful
tuen expect and hope for the survival
of the fittest- Gradually Christians
! are perceiving the necessity of some
ison 01 muon 01 religious tureen-"
Thes^ were some of the striking
declarations made by Rev. I- D- Ander
don, of Fort Werth, Texas, in an ad
dres3 at tonight's session of the
American Christian Missionary So
ciety, which ls meeting hero in con
nection with the International Conven
tions of the Disciples of Christ.
Carey E. Morgen, ot Nashville,
Tenn., president of the board of trus
tees ot. the society, told of the rota
ci?n of the organization and of what it
At the afternoon session the society
hoard reporte from Rev. Z. T- Sweeney
and M- M- Araunson, New York and
A. E. Cory, Cincinnati, who visited
Russia, within the last year to ascer
tain the number and beliefs of the
evangelical and gospel f hristlans in
that country. They reported that the
membership of these denominations
numbers many thousands, and that
their doctrines and beliefs are almost
(Continued On Page Four.)
TRIED IN MEXICO
i May Be That Country Will Be
! Pet Under the Concussion
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Oct- 9.-A commission
form ot government for Mexico until
order is restored uss been suggested
at the Informal discussions at Aguas
Callentes, precedent? the formal meet
ing between representatives of Csr
rahea and Villa. This was reported
to the State Department here tonight
and met with prompt recognition as
a possible solution for the vexing
problems of the southern republic.
ueta'ls of the proposal we*e not re
ceived here, so far as is known, but
officials found oomewlntt of a paral
lel for tho plan in the organisation
and powers of the Philippine commis
Further reports of distress oe the
west coest ot Mexico came tonight
from Admiral Howard
Protest to the state Department was
made today hy the Spanish ambas
'jad?r against tbs reported arrest of
the Spanish consul, st Mazatlan.
ding on the left was a large hotel and,
3 seen sonic German soldiers fishing.
LEND HIS AID
DECLINES TO AGREE TO
PLAN SUGGESTED BY
A SHARP LETTER
Says That Cotton Farmer Do Not
Deserve Help More Tuna Any
Other of Crop Growers.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Oct- 9.-The plan for
direct federal aid to cotton growers
to the extent of 4400,000,000 was tho
Bubject of sharp criticism in a letter
to Reprcuentative Henry, ot Texas,
made public tonight by Secretary Mc
Adoo- The letter ts In reply to recent
statements to the House by Mr* Henry.
Mt- MI' \ II(H\ annnunn?a tl... urnrts\u a 1
to sell 1250,000,000 of Panania canal
bonds to bolster the cotton crop lg not
practicable and generally objects to
all the features of the Henry plan.
He calls attention to thc fact that
those who deal In tobacco, naval
storoK copper, sil VIT and other com
inodltles have sought government aid.
"If we disregard every suffering in
terest except cotton," he said, "and
make it the sole beneficiary of gov
ernmental favor, what becomes of tbe
Democratic principle ot 'equal rlghtt
for all, -special privileges to none?'
"If we enter uiion the course you
suggest we must help every distressed
industry impartially. To do that
wolud neces?tate the Issue of many
more than ?400,090,000 in bonds and
greenbacks and dangerously involve
the credit of the government- It
would be a hopeless undertaking, In
def i nane of every sound principle of
finance and economics, with certain
disaster at the end "
Representative Henry introduced In
the House today a compromise loan
proposal presented In a bill framed
last night by a conference of Southern
members of Congress. It would r*
duce thc proposed loan to $250,000,000.
"What is really wanted," said the
letter, "Ul a restored market for cot
ton. The value of cotton has been
injured this year by the European
war. This Injury cannot be retrieved
nor tho market restored by legisla
In his letter Mr! McAdoo denied that
he had the right to deposit treasury
funds of which Mr. Henry had said
'hero wero "several hundred millions.**
exclusively In the South- The statutes
required, he a??, that such funds be
distributed ss far as practicable
"equitably. between the different
States and sections."
"If the government had several hun
dred million dollars In the treasury,'*
Mr. McAdoo said, "Congress would
not be engaged now in passing a new
tax bill to re pa i. the loss in revenues
occasioned by the European war."
Claim Big Capture.
Paris, Oct 9.-Th? following official
communication was Jssued here Uv
night: > ^*W?J
. There ls nothing new to report ex
cept that there has been a lively en
gagement In the region of Roys, where
In tho last two days we have captured
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MTV um i r-unr-Aunp.
Ul 11 ??LL LIIULniUll
TO PAVE THE STREETS
REPORT FROM COLUMBIA
Will Try to Gr i Bill Through
Generai Assembly to Increase
If nothing goo:; amiss, ?nd there is
now no Indication thnt this will come
ubout. Anderson people may hope that
for some tinto there has been much
or r.ome timo there has been mucl?
agitation over this mutter and ?nan;
knew that BUCII a step would soon b.
under way, but it was deemed best tr
keep the matter quiet until th propet
time to divulge it.
The Columbia State of yesterday
I had to say:
"The city/of Anderson does not
propose to let a lillie thing such as
hard times stop thc work of progresb
In the Electric City. There are now
being completed 23 new store rooms
and other Improvements of consider
able importance, such ag union pas
senger station, etc.
"Thore have been over 200 pieces ol
construction work In that city during
tho summer and, forseeing the de
pression that would result from' the
I possible suspension of building opera
! tion? when these under way are com
pleted, the city government has decid
ed to go to work at once to pave the
streets and to make other municipal
Improvements in order to give as
much employment as possible to la
"This work will have to be done
Sooner or lacer anu the city of An
derson has taken the position that
now is the time when work wil! he
most appreciated and the proposition
has been submitted to the general as
sembly to permit the electors of the
SUte o vote shrdEolVC|Yshrdletssh
state to vote Anderson the right to
Increase h er bonds.
"The city recently built four hand
some new sci! JO! buildings and has
?otherwise encroached upon the i im ii
ito which she may go in issuing bonds
land it will require a vote of the poo
! Din v?f th? Rfntn tn ?t?nn.l tUm ZO-Zit
tutloa BO that the city may have the
right to issue about $60,000 moro in
bonds from time to time for paving
and other purposes
It is understood that some of the
city officials of Anderson went to Co
lumbia a few days ago and conferred
with the political leaders in the hopes
that the bill could be rushed
through the special session of the Gen
eral Assembly. Whether or not this
is possible remains to be seen but if
the proper authority is not secured at
this session, the regular session of the
law-making body will certainly pass
the bill and will give Anderson the
I right to take this step.
I No more popular idea could be ad
? vanced by the present city eounctl
I and that body will feel sure of the
I publics support before they make any
? WH? Se Called rp In ?- 8- Benah*
i Washington. Oct. 0.-Although the
I Senate finance sun-committee did not
j complete today ita revision of the pro
Iposed tax on domestic wines in the
I war revenue bill, the measure will be
. ii np In the Senate tomorrow for
general debate, senator OJIU???O,^?,
chairman ot the finance coma
will present Ute views of the admin
The wino tax will bo taken up
the full comtmlttce, as soon as the
sub-committee completes its work,
probably tomorrow morning.
DIVIDEND; FOR SOUTHERN.
Two Per Cent WDI Be Payable Ia
New York, Oct- 9-The Southern j
Railway Company declared this after
noon ? semi-annual dividend of S per
cent, payable In scrip, on its preferred
stock. Action on thur dividend wss
deferred several week? ago because
of thd unsettled financial situation.
The scrip bears 4 per cent interest
and ls payable In five years.
Adevfts Toura Is 'Lost
Rome, Oct. 9.-The Russian ambas
tador. while denying a report that the
garrison of Prxemysl in Galicia had
?urrendered to the Russians, added,
(.'however, the whole town ts afire and
1U capitulation ia now. Inevitable,**
HAMMERED BENDER AT WILL
AND DROVE HIM FROM
WORLD'S SERIES ON.
Athletics Were Unable to Hit
Rudolph's Slow Bell and Loot
By Score of 7 lp 1.
(By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia. Oct- 9.-Play;..j wit'?
the sensational speed that marked
their ni nh from last place to pennant
winners In the National League,' i tte
Boston Braves crushed the Phlladel*
ph ia Americans Hare today In the
llrM. game of the vorld's series,.7 to 1.
Mt hough the new!; constructed base,
mil machine of "Miracle Kan" Stall
ngs wabbled once or twice, lt never
eft tlie track and under the guiding
mud of Pitcher Rudolph clashed
'brough Connie Mack's champion Ath
The victory over the two to one
Vmerican League favorites was well
won, no lucky breaks or ' baseball
flukes figuring in the play. By sharp/
heavy and timely hitting the Braves
piled up an ' offensive lead which,
coupled with Rudolph's sterling box
work and the general defense of hts
teammates, left no opening for the
Philadelphia club's attack.
The Braves weer able to score, put.
lng two runs across tn the second In
The Athletics scored their only run
In their half of the same Inning?
In the Fifth.
In the fifth Boston scored one run
ind the sixth clinched the game hy
?coring three more and driving 'TrnttP*
(lender from the mound- Th* Braves
idded another ?n tue eighth when
Schmidt stole home.
Weather conditions w*re Ideal. Tbs 1
diamond and outfield were dry jgud
Cast. A warm sun in a fleecy sky
made wrap unnecessary. Every seat
In 8hlbe Park was filled and several
thousand spectators witnessed the'
contest from stands on housetops
overlooking the park. The bleacher
'.anils filled almost Immediately after
he opening of the gates shortly before
ll o'clock about 4,000 men and hoya
graining seats beyond the outfield,
while tully twice that ssmtsr rT?~
.urned away. ?
The finishing touch was added to
tho nt rt ll r? whan ?I-.? PlCyii T>?- ^?
Qos ton's organised rooting corps,
marched Into the park headed by their
jwn band- Several leaders wore full
Indian war dress- The battle song
'Tessie" was sung repeatedly and tho
three hundred members of the corps
cheered, each telling Boston hit or
play. When the game ended the
Royal Rooters paraded around Ute
.'ield singing and snake-dancing*
Analyzed from the angie of cold
figures, the opening victory of the
world's series of 1914 show? that the
National League representatives were
superior, both collectively and lndlvd
ually, in every department ot the
>pening game, except flelldng. The
Braves msde two errors and the Ath
letics none. The victors scored
teven runs, eleven hits and two errors,
o the losers' one run, ftv? hits and
io errors. Rudolph fanned eight Ath
letics and walked three. Bender
?truck out three and gave two bases
JU balls while Wyckoff, who relieved
i'm, fanned two and walked oas
Bnwe. Heavy hitting honors also
wen4, to the Boston batters, who to
all id sixteen bases with 'eleven hits
0 the Athletics' s?v??n on five hits
Far more valuable than the charac
er of the first game Is the confidence
hat came to ?he /ouLhfuI agaton ag
gregation. Tonight the National
League combination feel certain of
ultimate victory- Untried in a
vorld's series they established a new
-ecord, for they drove "Chief* Ben
ler to the bench, a feat no other club
iver accomplished against one ot Con
tle Marv's twirlers in a worla's series.
Fully 25,000 spectators ' ?****. the
pune. Wbllt. the defeat shortened the
letting odis lt has not shaken the
sith of the average local faa tn tho
ihlllty of the Myelonen to Win the se.
.les. The official attendance ot the
?rst game crave the paid attendance
if 20,562, hut close to 5,000 a?dltolns".
1 pee taters must have witnessed the
play fJbmi ftfoinea of vantage sur
rounding Bhtbe park.
In the dtetrlbutlon of Individual
?onors the Hon's share weat to Ru
lolph, who pitched: a masterly gama.
Except for two short periods hs had
He mixed speed, curves and slow
balls In a bewildering fashion, feed
ing his opponents bia flouter wh?u
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