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BURLINGTON. AUMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1914
Fierce Fighting Occurs in Alsace, "Where French Win and in Lorraine,
Where Germans Have Success—liussia Concent rat-5 Troops While
Skirmish Takes Place—Austria, Trying to Stop Russia, XegUcts Ctv-
paign Against Servians—!lo Nzva! Aews Possible at Prespni.
i I;i his perilous passage through the'
I mine strewn watei's there were !>o
J buoys to guide him. Time after time
I the ship was. stopped by war vosseis
! although she flew the Aineri.caii flag.
! Janies A. Patten, of Chicago, and
j.Mrs. Patten, passengers, said they
I were in Carlsbad when war was de
clared between Germany and Russia.
They left for Nuremberg in an auto-
r.iobiie and arriving tliei-e they were
taken to the guardhouse and rigidly
THE POPE IS i>EAD.
ing up this movement.
The Belgian army is retiring bn
Antwerp without having been engag-
London; Aug. 21.-3:20 a. m.~Tht;
Germans hav« at last occupied Brus
sels, but in Alsace they seem to i*e
making no advance. The latest rep.^rt . . «
, ^ ^ ea by the Germans,
is that the Frcnch have recaptured.
Muelhausen and it stiil seems tiue
that after eighteen days of
there are no German troops on French |
BRITISH EMBASSY EXPLAINS. |
I io\^ ed to proceed. They boarded a
1 crowded train for Ostend but got no
I further than Boulogne, where they
! found themselves in a vortex of .mob-
I ilizing troops and marching citizens.
After long delay they managed to get
Washington, D. C., Aug. 20.—An of- j
• ficial explanation of the Belsrian field
: aboard another train for th^i border
On Germany’s eastern iVonMer |
^army's backward movement towards
tut got no further than tlie little town
of Herbstha! near the frontier, which
Antwerp was given to^iight in the;
I they reached at 10 o’clock at ni^ht in
downpour of rain.
there has been considerable o“*-post; cablegram from London,'""
fighting which would indicate that uhe e managed to make our way in-
Eussians are completing their work. Belgian field army, based on
of concentration. There have bean
!3!G TRADE P0SSI8LE IX SOUTH | WILLiA-MsON INDOKSKD FOR U.
—■ ! AMERICA. ■ . S; SEXATE.
The Head of the Catholic Church' _.o— p
Dhd -dt ;ht-Vatican ^rly This j North Carolina Manufactured Pro-j Indications Are That Wiiliamsoh or
Morning. j ducts in Great Demand in Cnuh- | Thornp-son Will Be Nominated
Rome, Italy, Aug. £0.—Pope Piu^i tries to the South. Here This Week.
X died at 1:20 o'clock this mornin?. | Wa.shington, .'\ug. 19.—In reply toj 7„ V, Walser, Stcie Chai:-man of
Hi had bee:i ril for several days, but ;i letter from Repre.-ientative E. Y.! the Progressives, who in fonjunction
alarniirig- syniptt.mi did not develop Webb, asking foi- information as to; wici: C. H. Cowles, of Wilkesboro.
until Wednesday morning. Through- nia:;ket5 for cotton and oth'-r manu- ^ Ktate Chairman of the Eoosevelt-Re-
factured.products made in North Car-' p.jblicans, issued recently the call for
oiina. Acting Director Gene; a! Fran- a State Coin-ention of Roosevelt foi-
cisco J. Varies, of the Pan-American ' irnvei-s, at Greensboro, August 18,
Liuor., writes Mr. Webb , that there .says ihai the indications are that
is an'ui.-ormous trade in articles such there will be a big convention. He
out the day I:Jrs. Jlarchiafava and
AniiH . devoted thei]- utmost energies
ross questioned before they were al-*to stimulating their patient and ke«p
serious collisions in this region as | cover its communicallor.
yet however, .\ustria is toe much en-^ fortress. In anticipation
gaged ^vitb Rus.=ia and with the need necessary, the
of helping Germany to make much
progress in her campaign against
Servia. No news w’hatever has been
received of any raval movements,
either in the North Sea or the Medi-
The death of Pope Pius will be made
the occasion for another: eSTort to
about peace. It is stated that
when the conclave meets in Ron'.e to
elect a new Pope it will send an ap
peal to the warring nations for peace,
and will ask the United States to aid
in bringing about tranquility^
According to the few bits of hews
allowed to irome in from Berlin, some*
thing like normal conditions prevail
in the German Capital. The pries of
food is declining and now that troc^p
movements have been compleLovI,
seat of government already had been
transferred to Antwerp.
“As Drussels is an undefended city
and no longer the seat of government,
the fact that the Germans may have
occupied it is r.ot of great importance.
Moreover, the present position of
the Belgian field army is a menace
tc the right of any further Ger
man advance westward.”
SAVS GERMAN MOB KILLED HER
HUSBA7JD AKi> BASY.
London, Aug. IS.—1:20 a. m.—A
tc a little cafe,” Mr. Patten said, “and
there we got one slice of braad apiece
—rnr fjrst meaj for the ilay. Ne>:t
day 1 hrred^a horse and :3Vt to take
U.5 over the Belgian frontier at Ver-
“On the road we passed a pitiful
procession of Germar. refugees fleeing
from Belgium. Some* were in vehicles
but the majority were trudging in
the dust, pushing or puHijxg Iheir hag-
gt:ge, in carts. Women with babies at
their breast were walking under the
“From Verviers v.e proceeded by
another cart toward Liege. SVe had
not progressed tTiree miles when we
came upon a party of Belgian enjin-
engaged in mining the road.
Tliey advised ?.is to go to TJege bv
Router despatch from Rennes, France, jrr.othcr road; we hastened Vj do it.
*‘Madamc Ruillon, a wealthy resi
dent rS Comi)Ourg, a town near St.
Malo, has arrived here and told how
irg. him alive.
The cardinals were notified of the
pope^s grave condition and some of
them who entered the sick room de
scribe the scene as heartrending, es
pecially when the pontiff aron^ind him*
self from time to time, spoke. Once
h) said: “In ancient times the pope
by a word mighi have stiiyed the
>:lr.uj:hter but now he i? impotent.”
THE DEATH SCENE.
Prayers v.’ere said by thousands and
church bells sounded when, the pacra-
mer.t was exposed upon all the altars.
When the court learned of the pope’s
condition thevs was the deepest con-
elufcicn. King Victor Emnianua! per-
sonnlly informed Queen Helena and
th-2 news was communiculed to the
Extieme unction was administered
by Monsigncr Zampini Sa.’rlstan to
Kis Holiness, amid a touch scene. The
i)ope*s sisters and his niece were over
come with grief. Cai’dinal Jiierry DeJ
V'al Icnelt by the side of his bed,
where othoi* cardinals joined him,
rnembers of the household intoning
The dying pope, hi a moment of lu^
**Xow I begin to think as the end
... 11. ,;i her hu;iba?id and baby were killed by
resumption of general work an nul- *
ways is beginning.
Confirmation has been received on
th«^ report that Emperor William has
ordered resistam^e to any effort that
Japan may make to seize Kiao-Chow’.
(.ERMAN WARSHIPS APPROACH
V'ancouver, B. C., Aug. 20.—^The fol
lowing dispatch was received from
Prir.ce Rupert, B. C., late today:
A!i portsj have been, notified by
Hon. J. D. Hazen, Canadiaa minister
of nuifl-jine, of the near aproach of a
German warship, stated to be coming
to obtain coal. Authorities have
been notified not to give aid to the
enemy, even under threat of bombard-
mer.t of the city.*'
FRENCH VICTORY AM) RE
Along with the announcement of
the fall of Brussels, the ol9iciai state
“Our troops have met with brilliant
successes in Alsace, especially between
Meulhausen and Altkirch. the Ger
mans i^etreatinsr on the Rhine* left
In our hands many prisoners and 24
gans, six of which were captured by
out infantry after a sharp struggle.
“In Lorraine the day w^as less for
tunate for 115.' Our advanced -troops
found themselves faced by exception
ally strong positions. They were fore*
ed by a coxinter attack to fall back in
a body, which is solidly established
on the Soille and along the canal
from the Jiame to the Rhine."
GERMANS OCCUPY BRUSSELS/
PariSj Aug. 20.—11 p. m.—The Gex-
nmn cavalry have occupied Brussels.
This official announcejnent was made
tonight. Strong columns are follow^-
“Two hours later :inothjr p:u ty apinouching that the Almighty in
f .Americans were halted at :hat very! His inexhaustible goodnes'^ wiJitf^es ro
a mob in Hanover, Germany. The
‘We were expelled on August 2
from Kolberg (u town of Prussia in
Pcmerainia,) and tried to reach
I'Vance through Switzerland. But wf*
were turned back before we reached
the German frontier and compelled to
retrace our steps 'a!id go by way of
“ 'On arriving in Hanover my hus
band and myself were arrested as
spies and stoned by a mob. My hus
band unfortunately lost his self-con
trol and crief: ‘‘Long life France,**
and “Long live Englar.d,” whereup be
"“Tw'o friends who attempted to in
tervene w'cre also killed. Our baby
that wore a cap bearing the v/ord
“France*' was torn away from me,
dashed to the ground and killed.
“ *My brother-in-law was thrown iu
prison at Bentheim. I escaped and
after! various adventures, succeeded I
in reaching Holland.***
AMERICANS IX DITCH TO AVOID
New York, Aug. 19.—First hand
^ales of the fighting at Liege and
other grim narratives of the %»^ar were
tf:ld here today by American refugees
arriving on the Red Star liner Fin
land. Many of them were without
money or baggage; some had been
heM as spies and others had made
their way on foot from the interior
of Belgium to Antwerp amid dangers
Captain' Barman stored his ship
th2«ough a little used channel of the
harbor of Antwerp to the North Sea
w*here h^ found the horizon smuddled
with the srcvke of British battleships
.spot by a skirmish between the Bel
gians and Chians. They were forced
to He in a ditch while, the Bc-Igians
I f red o\ e;' iheni. Next diij' .",000 Ger-
nmn.s were kJileU by the mines v/e
had seen the engineers plantiiig.
“We ari’ived at Liege at 1 o’clock
OM the afternnon of August -1 and
niniKiy:ed to get a train for Brussels
two hou’.'H later. But we did not leave
before we iieard the thundor of the
fori.-’ cajiijon repu!?^ing the on-
,sl:v.;ght of the Gernmr.s. Tho towii
was cold with fear.*'
“The Master Criminal.”
Tlie Master Criminal will be shown
at The Grotto Monday night, in four
The play promi.ses to !>e extremely
interesting, judging from the synopsis
sent in advance of the pictures, which
Collins, a rare specimen o£ criminal
Sparc me the horrors Europe is wtj-
Altempt Made lo Wreck A. C. i,.
Train at Warsaw.
Warsaw, Aug. !3.—An attempt was
made hy unknown parlies la'St night
i t ureck .A.tlant!c Coa?t Lino parfseri-
goi- train 42 near Calypi^o, The
train v.-ij nearing Calyp.so >ratJon
whe>i a cro.sstie was discovered act'oss
*;];o track and before the train could
iu: l.TOiight to a stop the tie had be-
firmly gedgeci between the
hijL-? and the engine pilot ihat the
3)i!ot had to be lifted and the tie uut.
I? war in such a position that the least
delay in stopping the train v.Oiild
probably have resulted seriously- The
irair. was oairying four day coaches
and .ix Pullman sleeper ear.«;.
as he inquired about in the South gives it out'that eithei-J. N. William--
a:.d Central Amei-ican countries. .-c;., j^-., of Burlington, or Dr. Cy
Mr. Webb wrote to the Pan-Ainer- Thompson, of Jacksonville, will be
icLn union at the request of A. K. the Progressive nominee for the Unit-
Joy, of Hickory, who wanted to know ed States Senate, Mr. Walser has re-
-i:-: to the market for goods manufac- ceived many letters endo:jsing Mr.
fjred at Hickory. Mr. Yanes* letter WilJiams^on for the place, and press-
t. Congressman Webb follows: ^.yill be brought to bear to make
“Replying, in the absence of the di- /hi^ accept the nomination. Mr. Wal-
rector general, to your esteemed notefser has jur.t received a letter from
of August 14, inclo-sing a letter from j Doctor Thompson declaring that he
.'1 IV, tjoy, secretary Oi the chamber,inclined to go i>;ick into Renub-
t.i r'o-nmcrt'e at Hickory, I am can’t be roped in by the
L-f to s-ay riial the articles nientioned ipromises to the T;ii\
i'l Mr. -:-ys letter as produced in the ^^e follower? of Ryose
fuctor.v.j ut i-lickory, name!>, farm|y^|j. Chicago and CharloUe.—The
wagons, school furniture, ra.se g^'od.?, j G^eensboru Nev. s, Aug. IT.
The Church of the Holy Comforter,
j with the faculties of a natural bornj*^^'^ Re\erend John Benners Gibblc,
header, having won the confidence of Eleventh Sunday
the habitue:^ of the underworld, is | services ns
made their leader. Thrown into pris
on he,- escapes with the aid of his ac
complices times without number, and
after reaching freedom, always man
ages to elude the police long enough
to accomplish his nefarious schemes.
How he makes dupes of the men and
women he comes in contact with and
how he manages to slip through the j
fingers of the police is told in a start
ling and surprising series of episodes,
but, fortunately, he sees the error of
his ways, and reforming, becomes
chief of the police Fr^om being Mas
ter Criminal, he become? Master Crim
The bith of history now being con
structed is one article which the Kais
er does not desire to have stamped
*'Msde in Germany.**—Greensbcio
Sunday school, 9:30 a. m.
Morning prayer, 11:00 u. m.
Evening prayer, 8:00 p. m.
The Rector 'will returii tliis week
from a few weeks* vacation in Wil
mington, N. C., and conduct the ser
vices and preach.
Passengers and Creu- Safe.
Prince Rupert, B. C., Aug, 30.—The
passeiigers and crew of the Grand
Trunk steamer Prince Albert, which
went ashore on Butterwoi’th Rock last
mght are safe. They put off in two
boats shortly after the vessel struck.
After the first message was received
the wireless refused to work.
The movements for mediation do
not seem to be very effective. Can
compressed pumps, horse collars and
t£«nned goods and cotton goods, in
cluding hosiery, are all consinned at
present in South America, and some
in very conisiderable quantities. ^
“Cas»i Goods (canned vegetables.)—
There is a very small trade in these
articles ir Soui^h America outpidt* of
the California fruits. Thi.^. trade
might be extended !>y proper effort.
“florse coliars, saddlery, etc.— |
There is a v*jy large trade in all of
the South American coHntrie;-. There
I’U- some imports from the United
Slates, but the liulk is from England,
Germany, Italy and Spaij:.
“Cotton Goods.—There an enorm
ous trade, [nincipally from England
“lio.-^iory.-—The bulk conie^/ from
(.cj-m.’.ny. Of the higher grade of
j>ods. t^onie come from England and
“Schoo? Furnilure.—T’lere i.-* very
liUU* trade in this, n^ostly frotn Gc-r-
^’The above is a general statement
as to rSouth .\merica as a whole.
^"Mr. Joy aslis estpecially as to
Argentina. The imports of the.se ar
ticles by that country in lOlti ivcjre
“Cou’ity goods, over $40,000,000, of
which more than one-ha)f came from
Eiigiand, the remainder principally
from Germany, Italy. France and Bel
gium. The Usnted States was repre-
>^.mt-‘d in this trade only lo tho e\ie:i*.
of something like $500,000 and in s
few special lines of low grade goods.
Cotton stockings, nearly 000,000
of which about three-fourths came
fi*om Germany and the bulk of the
; remainder from France. The vmtcd
' States’ share amounted to a'.iout $1,-
“Saddlery, approximately $200,000,
principally from England and Germ-
i'any, but with some from the United
j “Farm Wagons.—'fhere is a very
small ipmort trade in completed farm
wagons, but there is a very consider
able trade in parts, such as axles,
wheels, brakes, tires, poles, shafts,
etc. The imports of springs alone
amounted to $350,000, and of wheels
and axles nearly twice as much. Eng
land and Germany, with France and
Belgium following, have controlled
the great bulk of this trade hereto
rlr. Webb thinks that those inter
ested in this trade would receive more
PR I NT
Notice te Suniiay Schools.
The Sunday schools of Alamance
County will please send names of
delegates who expect hoines provided
for them to Mr. J. W. Nicholson;
Mebane, N. C.
curate iiiformation by applying direct
to Francisco J. Yanes, acting director
eneral cf the Pan-.\irierican union*
prompt replies and perhaps more ac-} Washington, i). C
any body tel! where Andy Carnegie is
Burlington Defeats Gibsonville.
The Burlington team last Saturday
afternoon played tVie GibsonviUe team
at GibsonviUe, in a fast and good
game. The playing was good through
out the game and a very orderly
crowd saw the teams at work. The
final score wa.? 4 to 2 in favor of the
Ihcro wove no feaiure p\ay:- in ihe
I'.nie, i>ot all the men played together
ar.d tho rosuR could not l>e very dif
ferent '^vhyn ;>av loam works waW.
Tho same teams wil! play next ir/xt-
ujuay afteJrt.?ou at Piedn^ont Park at
4 o’clock. Go out to the game if you
like good b:tli assd feel taai. yoi^ like
to help our boys Ijy attending.
Reunion at Mrs. Croiise.
-\l»out thirtj' relatives gathered at
the home of Mr.s. M. S. Cronse of No,
■1, Monday and j^pent a lay that Wi:!
long be remembered. The occa.^ioa
was plan7H*d in lunKir of Or. Crouse,
of Virginia, who is spending some
time the guest of,relatives in Ala
mance and Guilford Countie.^^. Din-
iier wa.'v served, consisting of eve:‘V-
thing good, then after dinr.e-r they
went in wagons to .Alamance creek.
wh‘.‘re they spent the evenmg in nih-
ing. .\fter .supper music was render
cd ai'.d the your.g people engaged
Picnic at Piedmont Park.
In honor of Misis Belle Stroud, of
Ore Hill, ivho is the guest of Mis-
Hortensc Dor.sett, a picnic was given
Monday evening at Piedmont Park, S
to 10, The eveisiijg was spent very
pleasantly and ail voted the occasion
Those ; resent were: Mis.ses Flossie
Stone, .ie W*hite, Ola Evans, Sula
McC - Cora and Lula May, Belle
Strciv.l and Hortense Dorsett; Messrs.
Joe Thompson, J. C. Lloyd, W. M.
Williamson, L. L. and Horlace Pat
terson, W. G. Bridges, W. C. Doug
las. Tom Garner and Eugene May.