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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 NO MARKED CHANGE IN THE SITUATION FAVORING EITHER SIDE BRITISH AND BFXGIAN TROOPS WHO RETIRED FROM ANT WERP HAVE BEEN SWALLOWED UP AS COM PLETELY AS IF THEY HAD BEEN BURIED UNDER RUINS OF FORT FOR MILITARY REASONS THEIR POSITIONS MUST REMAIN OBSCURE -- . ! ?3&*Rtj' Allies Claim to Have Driven Germans From Aire and Germans Have Made Substantial Progress West From Armentierts-Al lies Hold Ground Claimed to Have Regained, But Germans Are Throwing Men Westward and Putting up Hard Fight. London, Oot. 12.-The finger of the. will soon reach the post If the op censor having twisted the tornlquet on posing sides continue throwing < ul all sources of ncwB from Belgium, just cavalry In an endeavor to outtta-lk or now perhaps the most potentially lm- break through portant scene of the fighting, the Jio Claim to Victory, nntish people were forced to content The Allies make no claim to victory themselves today with the official In the afternoon statement which communication from Paris and even a opens with the remark that these cav close analysis of this showed no roark- airy operations continue as far north ed change in thc situation favoring and wost as Hazebrouck, a point hard elther side; ? ly more than a day's walk from Calais. Hopelessly Outclassed. Putting Pp Hard Fight. From tho east came tidings of a dc- When the Allies daisied yesterday cided reversal In form, thc dispatches they had driven the Germans from both from Vienna and PctrrHraa' ina? Aire, London learned for the first eating that he Austrian army at Prae- time that the Germans had made sub rosyl BO often reported surrounded, stantial progress west from Armen hopelessly outclassed and on * Ibo t lores which they reached last week, verge of eur-ender, had turned on the Presumably tho Allies still hold the ' Russians with tho aid of reinforce- ground they claim to have regained, mente, and forced thom to retreat. but the Germans aro throwing more Abandon Siege of Prrenisyl. men westward and aro putting up a The frost news of this claim came hard fight. Tho communication does during the morning from the Austrian not make plain which side holds the capital/ *Tt wds followed later by .what ' towri nearest the coast. ' purports to be a Petrograd admission German Attucks Repulsed, that tho Russians had abondoned thc 1 Nowhere along the battle line do siege of Prscmysl fer Eirstsglcal rcs- thc Allies say they have made any Vms, willi tho ohject of drawing up a progress except In the center, on the new lino against tho Austrtz-Germun rjBht bank of thc Alsne below Sols army in toehr points In Galicia. i ROns. At two other points, notably be Clalm Series of Victories. tween Arras and the Oise, and on the Whatever may the the truth of the right in VosgeB, lt ls said the German uatlon, the Fjusslans have been claim- 1 attacks have been repulsed- A, para- j lng an unbroken series of victories in I graph in tho official communication I their Bweep through Galicia and tho saying lt. ts understood the Germans coincidence of today's dispatches, sup- are occupying only the suburbs of plcmented as they were by mora cir-1 Antwerp, while the twenty-four forts j cumstantial accounts from Vienna and' along the Scheldt (Escaut) still arel a vigorous Austro-Gorman offensive,] holding out, has beon received In .Lon-j Bcemed to presage imoprtant news, j don with considerable surprise and Positions Must Remain Obscure. I skepticism, in view of thc announce The British and Belgian ?ro?p3 who I mont of tho Brithth war office that the retired from Antwerp before the Ger- city was occupied by tho Germans and man occupation with the exception ot the Berlin official statement that the those now Interned on Outct noil HS invaders took virtually ct mpleto pos it result of having had to cross tho session of tho city, border, have, boen swallowed up as Prepared for' Visitors, completely as lt they had boen turiod Probably Btlrrod by the borrih drqp under the ruined forts. For military ping exploits of German air craft over reasons their positions and the area of Pan's*, landon soerits to be v. epa rod hostilities in Belgium must remain ob- for such vlslltors, and official notice . sem e until the turn of events bring has been sorved on persona living near them sharply to the fore again, aa was the mouth of the Tannins that they the case when, after the fall of Ant- should bo ready to Beek their callers werp, the British public learned io? at tho first sound of firing as there tho first time that tho Britta!? forces will be no time to spread the news in had assisted tho garrison- any more formal way British Press Optimistic. Recruiting Increasing. Optimistic, es ulways, the British Recruiting through Great Britain, press besides contending that' Ant- particularly in London, has been in worp ts of no importance lo i?arroany creasing, lt in said, since the fall of as a naval baso, finds solace in tho Antwerp, tho talk of the Gormans' ad argument that the release cf tho citied vanclng from there to Ostend having troops there' more .than ct uterbal- seemingly brought the war close home anced the troops which G G c n .n y will rn the minda of the people. ' send , from that point into France. The whereabouts ot. the Belgian, .The official co--3m<iiiieaijo:i from queen ls still a matter of conjecture Paris indicated that tho loft wing ls and the same vagueness surrounds the stretching further west and north >-nd king's reported wounds. ? _ A umr*vmws~* a ?wv A*** vt nc Kt a HEARTY WELCOME ON RUSSIAN SOIL. . Petrograd, via London, Oct- 12. 1:65 p. m.-The American Red Cross detachment, reinforced by 36 members of the Russie? manttary 'corps, will proceed io Kiev Tuesday to assume charge of a hospital containing two hundred beds. This number later will be increased io seven hundred. Thc Amoileann pronounce, the Fosalan equipment and technique high class. The Russian Red Cross ls adding to the Americans fifo car loads of sup plies, beds, linen, and drugs. Thw Americans have been given a warm welcome and have been escort ed to the emperor's walting room, where they were welcomed by Count] Bobrnsky. chief of the Russian Red Cross, as the only foreign Red Ci-oss] Corps sent to Russia* Kassian officials attach importance, to tho. American expedition as likel; te add to tho cordial relations be- [ tween the two countries. The Amer-i lean surgeons probably will be equi? ped, with Russian uniforms so ?anti 'they can escape being made the tar-j gets of unthinking soldiers. ? 15,000 AUSTRIANS KILLED DURING GREATEST BTTLE SINCE WAR BEGAN; London, Oct 12.-A Renter dispatch from Cettinge says that, on October ? the Montenegrins engaged the Aus trians in the greatest bat tte since thc beginning of the-war near Kaleno vltcfc, tn Bosnia. The Austrians; 20.000 strong, tried to cut off the Montenegrin anny op erating toward Sarajevo, The Monte. negvlna surprised their foes as in jy were marching in column formation! and in the first day of fighting in-' flicted a loss of 15,000 men The Austrians, says the correspond-I eat, seeing the ImposBobllity of ad-J vanclng toward Sarajevo, fell back Kaleno vit ch leaving SOO more Ul' and wounded. The Mont?n?grins a largo number ot ry4 s cn era ?md taroo ? large quantity of stores oooooooooooooooooooo cf THE DAY'S NEWS. o o - o o Tho occupation of Anatwcrp by o o the Germans has been followed, o o according to the latest reports-, by o o the occupation of Ghent, which o o would, seem to confirm the Ger- o o man plan,' as it already has been oj o outlined, of e. movement towards ,o o the coast, with Ostend as its ob- o o Jcctlve. o o It is pointed out by british u o military experts that it is Ger- o o many's intention to make a per- o o m?nent stronghold of Antwerp, in o o order to hold Belgium in her grip o o and In this way gain a position o o within e?sy reach of the English o o coast. ? * o " The fighting along the great o o llhe, extending almost from the o o North Sea to tho German province o o of Lorraine, continues ?rlth in? o o definite results, for the actual op- o o eratlons in the northern section of o o Fi-ance are now divulged to any o o extent in the official statements o j o iseued by the French war depart- o o ment. Where the British rein- o j o forcements have been sent is a o ? o matter of conjecture, but lt is be- o o lieved a considerable force al- o o ready is in the neighborhood of o o tend. o o German submarines have come o o into prominence by thc sinking of o o the Russian 'armored cruised Pal- o o leda in tho Baltic Sc i. The Pal- o o lada, with the Admiral Makarov, o' o and the Hayan, havo been engaged o t in patrolling the Baltic. The o o German submarines made un at- o o tempt against thc Admiral Maka- o o rov on October 10, without sue- o o cess, but on the following day o o one of them succeded in torpedo- o o lng the Pallada which sank almost o o Immediately, according to the o o Russian official report, with all o o he:1 crew, consisting of nearly 600 o j o officers and men. o o Recruiting in England is again o o actively nroeeeding for tho need o o of men is recognized and tbs ro? o o qulrements for service in the in- o o fantry have been lowered to in- 0/| o sure" a large supply of recruits- o o Similarly Great Britain is taking o o precautions against :*aids over o o English towns by German air- o o ships, this action nrobahly result- o o lng from the recant attacks on o o Paris by aeroplanes. n o Borlln officially reports' the ?lt- o b usti?n in France inwatrsfact?ryao o o far aa her a: my la concerned- o o Other official reports indicate the o e German and Austrian armies have o o made impressive progresa in the o o Russian campaign, russia is rc- o o ported to have abandoned thc o o siege of Przcmysl, the important o o Austrian fortress in Galicia, and o o is lining up to meet a threatened o o attack by tho Austro-Germ?n o o army. o o Marquis DI San Guilano, the o o Italian minister for foreign af- o o fairs, is reported to be dying, o o Should' his death occur it is pos- o o Elble it may have an Important o < o effect on the attitude of Italy. o ? *.*?*??*.*********.? The Weather. . SOUTH CAFOLINA-Fair Tuesday; ? Wednesday partly cloudy. Did Pelzt Execu RUMORS SAY THAT BLACK | WAS PUT TO DEATH. FOR USUAL CRIME Following Attempt at Friendship Crime, Report Says That Ne- "j gro Was Handled by Mob. ' . - Reports coming to Andereon yester day from Pclzer were to the effect that a negro named Will Freeman waa either killed Or roughly handled by a med last Sunday night. The general opinion is that the white people put! the negro to death, al e nough another report merely says that the men turn ed themselves into* surgeons for a time and wreaked their vengeance in that manner. However. Freeman has not, been seen since Sunday night and thia, in%connection with tho fact that many shots weer fired atv him as he fled across a field, Indicates that he was shot down and killed As the '2-year-old daughter ot al white tenant living on the farm of C.1 j. HollWay, about one and one-half mlle from Pelzer, was coming lome from school last Tuesday afternoon she walked around the barn go'ng to ward the house and passed Will Free man, who was engaged in saluting wood. She had taken only a few step? when she was seized Troie behind and I a negro placed his- hand across h.vr month while he asked her name, 8ho ?told him and Just at that Instant che d a buggy coming. She screamed the negro made a get-away Jtrougb th? trees. The little girl's father and mother rare both in tho North Carolina moon CATHEDRAL OF I Tho interior of the cathedral at Mc occupied that cit?. UNAIMITY ?F FE] AGAINST F?RT Hopeful Reports Received From M Determine personnel of Future Hey Makes Speech Urging Calling ou Carranza t< as Viiia Has Washington. Oct. 12.-Hopeful re ports reached Waohlngton today from tho military convention being held at Actias Calientes to determino the pcionnel of the future government of Mexico. Not only a:*e Generals Car ranza and Villa represented, but Gen eral Zapata hus sent three delegates j whose chredcutials have been accept ed. The basis of representation agreed i upon was that each dclegato must prove that he hud command of at least 1,000 men in. the army or must have been identifeid as a general or ir Mob te Negro tains and did not return home until Saturday night, at which time sho told 1 ber father of what had happened. She gave>a good* description of her assail ant and within a few hours Sheriff Ashley and his deputies, together with the Pelzer police, were on Freeman's trail. Tte was caught about midnight 1 and carried to the Holl blay farm, where he was taken before the girl. She stated most emphatically that 1 Freeman was not the negro and ac cordingly he was. released by Ute of fl eur?. However) Pi'rser people discov ered Sunday that Will Freeman had worji a beard before this affair hap pened and the girl described the ne gro as having a heard, but on Wed nesday Freeman went to Greenville to ,the circus and bad his beard removed- ? This altered his appearance consider ably and after thinking over this ; phase of thc situation a posse or mob of some 200 men formed and went to : the Holliday plantation. ,The Polxer , policeman. Officer Williams, got wind , of; their approaclryind told the negro to ? run for his life, but just as the. negro i rushed from the door and started i lacrosa the field the mob caught al ?TI I of him and about 10 shots weer fired < at him in quick succession. The mob < then pursued him and what later too1 . .dace has not yet been solved and It is drtubtrhl whether c* not it ever will be. The two stories go that the negro wac shot and that Ms body wa? Uten < carried to the river and throvn in, i while Gie other says that he was < forced to undergo an operation. So < I far no one baa aeon Freeman since tile : mad ran he made across the field. i j Freeman bore a bad reputation around Pelzer anu lt Ia said that he ; had Just completed a sentence on the I chain gang for larceny and secured j his freedom only a few, days ago i -A?; MONS IN RUINS .na after the Germans bad shelled and ELING EXISTS HER BLOODSHED lilitary Convention Being Held to t Adoption of Resolution > Release Prisoners, Done. governor with the constitutlonalls! movement before Zacatecas was cap tured Loni the ll mri., government. It was this point on which General Villa had noon insisting from tho be ginning. General Iiuardo Hay, one of tho men who opposed the acceptance of Car ranza'a resignation al the Mexico City convention, made an Impassioned speech, urgiug the adoption of a reso lution calling on General Carranza to release all political prisoners, as Gen eral Villa had done. He was applaud, ed as ho suggested that tho language r,f - ..i?.(i.... jw. .-i-.........i fro*n a "request" to an "order." Tho convention passed the resolu tion in that 'form. Official reporto further atato that Lhe prevailing spirit of the meeting ls one of harmony and a unanimity bf reeling exists against further blood shed The Constitutionalist agency bern received the follow.'rg telegram from Mexico City today: "General JeBus Carranza, at the head of the second division of the center and at the head of an army of more than 30,000 men, with sixty can non and seventy machine guns has ar rived at the capital, having come from the Isthmo?? nf *T,oha""*where be superintended th's mastering out the Federal troups located In that re gten, and took over the garrisons of Uuawmns and Mazatlan." RUSSIANS PURSUED BY . AUSTRO-GERMAN TROOPS .Wnny Towns Which Were in ?'a=ds of Russians >ov Tjaoer Austrian Administration. London. Oct 12.-A dispatch to The Reuter Telegram Company from Amsterdam toy J that a telegram re ceived from Vienna states that tho Russians In Galicia and North of the Vistula are pursued by Austro-German troops. Many towns which a few days Gigo were In the hands of tho Russians are now again under an Austrian ad ministration. The message adds that the Russians did. not behave so badly sa the authorities had expect.al. Even the Cossacks conducted themselves humanely. "Bny-a-Bale-of-Couen.*" Kansas City, Mb., Oct- 12.-Ciiarlea D. Jones, Nashville, Tenn., president or the Grain Dealers' National Asso ciation, in annual convention here to lay, urged every farmer and every [lealer In grain producing States to loin tho "bcyr-a-bale-of-motton" move ment Joining the "buy-a-bale-of-cotton" movement does not mean giving away KO, but rather Investing that sum with sn Opportunity to make good interest on the investment," he said. WILL MAKE ONE MORE EFFORT TO GET RELIEF FOR COTTON GROWERS SOUTHERN SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL AGAIN ATTEMPT TO GET LEGISLATIVE RELIEF FROM CON CRESS FOR THREATENING CONDITIONS FAC ING SOUTHERN FARMERS BECAUSE OF EUROPEAN WAR WANT AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON A PROPOSAL TO AID CONSTITUENTS Met at Home of Senator Hoke Smith, of Giorgia, Last Night and Dis cussed the Issuing ol $125,000,000 sa Government Bond? For the Purchase of Five Millions of Balea to Be Held By Government Until Jan. 1, 1916. Washington, Oct. 12.-Sonntora and inn nt and then vote. Representatives from cotton growing ' McAdoo Should Join* States determined today to make one Mr. Henry's reply to Secretary Mo? more supreme effort to get. tho legis- Adoo which ho ineffectually sought to lativc relief from Congress before ad- have the House print in the Congres Journment for tho threatening condi- sianal Record, says there is no chance tiona facing the cotton growers be- for tho government to lose a pe*rny cause of thc European war. on cotton and tobacco. "You should Democratic Senators from Southern I01" u,s a?d h?-P to get leglatetion' to SUtes blocked an agreement to vote 80,1 Uie, -'ananxa canal bonds and is on the war tax hill Thursday when ?"c lm ted States notes, he wrote, they determined to attempt to add an .Restrain the banks, hold them In amendment to tho measure calculated 'Mh *** prevent their further In to aid tho cotton growers. The amend- nation of the currency which ia not mont probably will be submitted to- reaching the farmers this year, morrow aud will afford an opportun- At the conference tonight of South ity for a voto on tho issue. Southern ern Sonators the general outline of Senators, it was learned tonight, dd tl,o amendment to U.u war tax bill not propose to filibuster on tho ro- which will bo offered in the Senat? vonue bill but they do want an oppor- was agreed upon, but the details will tunlty to voto on a proposal for re- be worked out tomorrow and the lief of their constituents, whether it amendment probably presented Wed should carry or not. nesday. Tho proposa) contemplates -mW?usK no.nl ?HSue. * . ?n l??o of three year; foiir uer cent' T Tonight Southern Senators mot at ?x,nd,Lby, ?ovothtaeat to create a tho homo of Senator Hoke Smith, of oan fnnd foT c?tton *rowerB; Georgia. Among proposal discuased !?KftB M security would be held until were the following: 1916. 'A tax of one cent a pound Curtailment of appropriations xor would b* lavied en tho ?3?3 cv?g, the tho coming fiscal year to the amount proceeds of tho tax to be used in re or $100,000,000 and utilizaUon of this tiring bonds thea outstanding amount to help carry tho cotton crop -. and to nial;e advances upon cotton. |*f^J HOUSE FOR Salo of undisposed Panama canal " bonds to be utilized for thc same pur- FIRST READING pose. Issue of $225,000.000 of three-year, ' four per cent government bonds, In ?fll Making it a Misdemeanor to denominations of $10 and up for tho ? , _. ? _ . purchase of five million bales of cot- , "lani IWore than bAcres ot ton to be held hy thc govornment un- Cotton t.oAnimaL til January 1. 1916, __________ The bond issue proposal, it was sug gested, should be accompanied by an (Special to The Intelligencer.) \ excise tax on cotton producers or $10 Columbia, S. C.. Oct. 1.-Beyond a halo on all cotton produced next passing . several 'ocal bills to third vear in excess of five bales per plow, reading the House did nothing during Will Try to Poree Vole. ita fifty minute session this morning. In tho House Representative Hen- The select committee from tho ry of Texas served notice that he House appointed to consider all meas purposed to try to force a vote to- Wes relating to the curtailment- tot morrow on tho project of Southern cotton production lu 1916 was in ses members for an issue of $250,000,000 i sion nearly an hour this morning. Itt in currency based on cotton and to-1 bm making it a misdemeanor to plant b-acco warehouse receipts. He intro- more tnan slx acrea of to the duccd a resolution for a drastic rule to work ttll,mBl ln 1915 WM roporte4 to tent reply the leUe^oY ?cretas thc ir?U8? for ,,r8t ***** ton,?ht legislation. Mr. Henry Insisted that ^Ptne elimination ot a cotton crop la tho socretary had the right to depos- 15,15 WftB introduced In the House. ii: public moneys in Southern nation- . * a) banks "in any manner you deem PREDICTS LOAN FUND 'equitable' to thc extent of the funds WILL BB SUBSCRIBED. In your hands or that may be sup- ._ plied you by congressional action." st. Louis, Oct. 12.-A pi diction that Bill to Sell Canal Bonds. the one hundred and fifty million dot Representative Hardwick, of Geor- ]ar cotton loan fund, recently approv gta, who talked with the President to- ed by the Federal Reserve Board, will day, introduced a bill proposing the is- be completely subscribed and ready -nance and sale of all Panama ca- fop use by the end of this week wari nat bonds heretofore authorised, at niade today by J. N. Sloan, a member four per cent Instead of two per cent 0f ?ne committee which accompanied Interest, and for the deposit of the postus J- Wade, author ofYhe plan, to proceeds in the national banking as- Washington last week. social ions and State banks in the cot- _ ton and tobscco bolt. Sspreme Court Reconvenes. ?f?^?T??i? ??'l.. Washington. Oct li -^The Supreme Mr. Henrys rule, which he wants c n reconvened today after a ibu*' the rules commute, of which he is T-TTTT^ -,r_ chairman, to report favorably, is an mon*hB rece88- M^^_-i omnibus propose7 for Immediate con- 88 ^? 8acc^*a1?,r to JuBtl(^ stderatlon of tho cotton currency bill, LU5ton. took hi? seat Oh the bench the Senate bill to license cotton ware- and tho adjourned to pay Ita houses, a Senate bul to amend tho respects to the President tito call national banking laws and .House *>t cases for argument wili begin to bins to amend tho federal reserve morrow when motions also will be re laws, each bill to have one hour gen- eel v.l. No decisions will be announc- . eral debate^ thirty minutes for amend- j ed .untn next Monday. ^ AEROPLANE DROPPED BOMBS BETWEEN TRAINS CROWDED WITH PASSENGERS Paris, Oct 12.-A German aero plane at a quarter past 10 this morn ing dropped bombs between two rail road trains pulling out of the North ern Railroad station. The missie did not explodes and were later found imbedded two feet in the earth. - The trains were crowded wi'h pas sengers. ' It was officially announced later In tte day that a Taube aeroplane had flown over Paris this morning and dropped six bombs. Five French avt* atora went np to pursue the German; "ir.nan. A new squadron of air craft had been formed to deal with German avi ators. ? Another Germ*? bomb wa? dropped* today at St On en, a suburb of Parta? but lt siso did hot explode. This missie fell wi Uti n a ?hort dis tance of a largo paint factory where there fa a gasolino tank with a capa* I city of 80,000 gallons.