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BURIINGTON, AUSWANCE COUNIY, NORTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, SEPf. 15, 1SI4. ,
THE GERMAN ARMY FORCED TO RETREAT
The Allied Forces of Great Britain and France Force the
Kaiser's Army to Abandon Siege of Paris and
to Retire ‘aster than the. Advanced
180,000 PRISONERS TAKEN
A.ceoTdlng to Official RepocU- from L cndoa and Paris the Kaiser’s Men are j
Weary and Disheartened While Thosa of the Allies Display No Signs
of Fatigue and Stirred by the Great Victories They are Said to Have
Won Are in Exultant Slate and Close on Heels of the Enemy.
Aust«-ans accoidiiig to latest advices,
sliared in 'the .defeat. They are try-
i.'ig to read; the jjprti'ess at Prezemst,
-a!;d the rear guard is endeavoring to
j keep off the Russian cavalry which is
London, Sept. 14.—lOtlO P. M.—Ex-
cept for the avmy which has been aXr
tackingr Verdun, the German forces in
France have fallen back all along the
line, according to the French official
report issued, this afternoon.
From Nancy to the Vosges they have
withdrawn from French territory,
whi)e on the extreme right General
Yen Kluck and General Von Buelow
continue to retreat to the northeast
before the French and British^ even
giving up ihcir defensive position on
the river Aisne» between Comaiegne
Further west, the German detach
ments that held Amiens have moved
northeastward to txy to rejoin tbe
German army of th« right at St. Quen
tin. It'ls"possible all the Germans in
northwest France have done ■* jwise;
otherwise they would be in da>xger
being cut off in the cej^ter. Another
defensive position behind Rheima has
been given up and in the Argonne
region a general retreat is taking
j place toward the forest of Belnnoue
\ and Triur.couit.
! ALLIES PUSHING HARD.
The allies are pushing their advant- particularly gratlfyinsf to
age awd doing their utmost to turn England was one of the
V the retreat into a disaster by a stern seriousSy into the
pursuit on perhaps the broiidest scale ^.-iaUon, and the gov-
yet known in \va». On the right they seriously criticised
are in good position to continue the ^ e»cour«Ee-
180,000 PRISONERS TAKEN.
Austria had in Poiand and Galicia
j an army estimated at i ,000,000 men
statement today from f ield Marshall with 2,500 guns. At Lemberg, Aus-
Sir John French, covering more com
pletely than the previous summeries
the seven days fighting from Septem
ber 4th to September 10th, inclusive.
COMPLLMENTS BRITISH AVIA
General French paid high eompU-
ment to latest addition to the British
army, the flying corps, and he also
quotes a letter from the French com
mander, General Joffre, who congrat
ulated him on the accuracy of the
information supplied by the aviators.
These men have done little or no bomb
throwing, but have confined I'lejn-
selvcs to gathering information about
the enemy for the £^^era1 staff.
This is the vmtJc ihsA the ^Utas>'
merr alwayi^hayo would prove
fef greatest service in connection with
the use of the Aeroplane. In what
conflicts they have had with German
aviators, the British flying men, ac
cording ip Field iilarshal French, have
“estahli^ed individual ascendency,”
and adds, “something in the direc
tion of mastery of the jiir already has
tria last many thousands of men in
killed, wounded and prisoners. It is
now stated, although not ofReially,
that the total number of prisoners
amounts to 180,000^ and that a thous
and field guns were taken, besides the
guiis in the captured forts and an
immense amount of war ^natevWl. It
also is reported today from Rome that
the Germans have suffered a defeat
at Mlawa, on the east Prussian fron
tier. This wouid be ra-her surpiis-
ing, as the Russians only U’day ad
mitted they had been cor.i;)e!led to
withdraw in east Prussia before over
whelming forws of Germans who
threatened General Rennenlvampf’s
It is possible the German ?^omnrend-
er, Genera! Von Hindenburg, pushed
Ui£ advantage too far and found the
Russians %vere stronger on the fron-
tiei\ wfegre Mluwa is Pil^irlcd then
h’;d b»en expected.
SERVIANS f^ESUME OFKEXSIVK,
The Sesrvians after taking Senili i,
over which there was groat rcjoicin^
ar> it relieves Belgrade from n con
tinuation of the l)ombarvlmentj havo
resumed the oiTensive against the
Austrians and, like the MortcrGgrinN,
itro taking advantage af Austri^s
weakness on that frontier *o push in
to her territorv.
—, KEJ'ORT FROM PARIS.
BELGIANS SHOW STRENGTH. i Paris, Sept. 14.-5:31 P M.—Pur-
The Belgians who have reccivod ‘ .suit of the retreatin^^ German armies
new big gun? and reinforcements from! by the British and French forces con-
offensive, if. the men are horses are
not too tired for further effort. They
are based on a strong line running
from Marne to the fortresses through
the hilly country south of Argonne.
While the allies l^t eomposod large-
Iv of fresh troops, with a heavy force somewhere by a sortie from Ar.twefp, tinued today u-ith vigcr, according tv
of cavalry under Geneial Pau. Is Prevented the Germans; from; ihe
ti heeling around so as to drive Gen- sending more of their troops cut out | Despite their great numbers the
erals Von Kluck and Von Buelow to- Selgium to the South. ' GermiiMS ■.vUlidramn.r movement is
It ia reported that the Germans ftaJ i.t . ^ ^ arrie out wit'ii »£•! » •»*'''
another army corps ready»to dispatch j oit *-’•! ess. This n-*: r. body appears
to the assistance of their ri*cht win*( to be approaching the Belgian fron-
WAR GAL TWO. :tier, while the German left wing
north 01 Paris, but quickly 3tf>ppeii irs! seemingly fs gaining shelter in Ger-
departure when the Belginn'j showe*! man Lorraine. So far as is known
their strength and ability tj ci-t com-! ihe fleeing invaders who, after won-
inferpose lietween. them and the
It gei:er;i£*y 13 beUeved he^'e that
the next phase of the gigantic war
will U!:e place in German territo-y>
The allies, according to the milita:*y
experts, doubtless will endeavor to
prevent the German armies should
they succeed in eluding captur, from
taking stronji* defensive positioj'js near
FRESH TROOPS COAUNG.
Large bodies of fresh troops are
understood to have been sent forward
to assist in the pursuit arid many
more are ready to share the chase, it
is said. Some portions of the allied
armies who, through the hot and
sunny days interspersed with deluges
of rain, bore the brunt of the ^ghf.ing
are taking a brief rest in preparation
for future movements which may call
for equally great efforts.
Mr. Ezzell With The News Again.
Monday morning of this week, Mr.
VJ. P. Ezzell, for the last ten years
with The Charlotte Observer, as fore
man, took ^harge of The Burlington
News as business manager. \
Mr. O. F. Crowson wiU remain edi
tor of The kews.
Mr. Ezzeil is weU remembered here.jroid and blut, on which was an invi-
as he was manager of The News some | tation to become a member of the V.
12 years ago. and alsLO run one ofjw^, (i, a.
largest job ofiices In the city at j ^liss U.quhart, Dean of Women,
that tinie. is an expert prints-r, j most acceptably acquitted herself as
an excellent machine man, a good j toast mistress for the evening, and
manager in aJi respects and a man | interesting a»d witty toasts were giv-
who will make friends an,y\vhere he|en, ;>mong which that to he fresh-
1 woman deserves* greatesjt praise:
—o j “■Here’s to the fresh-woman as gre^n
Catawlst College Doing tine. grass; she spends mnch time
We received a personal letter from |fore the looking glass."
At 10 o’clock the girls returned to
their rooms feeling much indebted I.0
the Y. W. C. A. for the pcasurc of the
The V. W. i', A. entertains largo
plan.-v for the future of its wo2*k, of
ft'hich announcement will soon be
W. A, Harper, President-
Y. W. C. A. Entertains.
The Y. W. C. A. delighftully ■ en
tertained t\\a new girls last evening
fj oni S to 10 P. M. The reception hall,
parlor and dining i*oom were tasteful
ly decorated, the color scheme being
blue and gold. Parlor chairs, cozy
corners, and sofa pillows furnished
comfortable seats for the girls as they
chatted and furnished comfortable
seats for the girls as they chatted
and listened to the piano selections
Miss Helen Cozaii, a new girl, was
the successful competitor in the ad
vertising contest. In ihe contest
Bible names so many of the girls prov
ed their briUia? ry cf mind that it was
impossible to tell who the winner was,
and as this prize was “Sun Rise in the
San Rise Kingdom” it was unanim
ously decided to present it to Miss
Sato, our new Japanese friend and
The girls were then ushered to the
dirijig room. Here thej-e was a con
test Isetween the classes as to which
class lu^d the most marvelous appe
tite. Mis? Kate Johnson being the
Ruocesift^il one, thus giving the honor
to the Junioi' Class. Ice cream and
cake were served, each gir} finding at
her plate a beautiful place card in
wards Ardennes and Luxemberg, Gen
eral Pau’s army, by a few more
marches by Lafere and Loan, might
cut communication between the re
treating Germans and Belgium.
TRYING TO RECAPTURE RHEIMS.
I The British, who yesterday took
nearly the crossings on the river
•Aisne and captured'liiany prisoners,
are. north of that river and are push
ing the attack that would assist in
forcing the Germans to evacuate
heims. The center somewhere be-
:wceri Chalons and Rheims is making
n effort to recapture the latter city,
/hich would be one of the most popu*
ar victories that could be announced
Should these movoi-ients be crown-
with success and Lc ;:n and Rheims
•gain fall into the hands of the alhes,
.e Germans would have only one line
* coroRiunication with Germany—
■ »*'-ough Sethel—and even that might
HELP FROM BELGIUM.
General Von Kluck, however, is
>oking for reinforcejnents from Bel-
ium if they have not already reach-
hiin, and TR-ith these he might make
lother stand against his pursuers.
The British war c^e issued a long
munication between Bmssels ^ derful forced marches into France,
Louvain. ' made such a stern attempt to break
Although the Belgians had to ra-: through the lines of the allies defend-
tire to the protection of the Antwerp jing Paris, have abandoned more ITRn
orts when the Germans discovered sixty cannon of various calibre and
them, they proved themselves capable thirty machine guns becausi) their
of at least annoying the army of oc
exhausted horses were unable to
drag them fast enough to keep up
keep up even with the foot-soregtis
CRUSHING DEFEAT OF AUSfRJ- with the foot-weary infantry. Enor-
Rev. ,1. D. Andrew, president of Ca
tawba College, with a renewal tor
The Twice-A-Weck Dispatch for two
year.':, in which he states that Ca
tawba College made a srreiit advance
in numbers in the opening of Sepi.
1. One year jigo they had only (iO
»t the onerin;'- Thi>: j’ear they had
even 100, a gain of Gfi 2-'J pcv ccnt
I It is doulitfui whether another colle^'-e
in the State will nvake so iarpe
per cent. gain. Quite a nimiber have
conic in since the opening and many
have arranged tc come. Four States
are now represented and an applica
tion has been received from asiother.
The States represented are: North
CaioUiia, Pennsylvania, Indiana,
South Carolina and -Mabama.
We are never .so happy or so un
happy as we imagine.—La Roehtfou*
» Kow They Sell Hellos in New *
» York. *
* The New York Telephone Com- "
* pany is a large anii aggressive *
* newspaper advertiser.
* It advertises its seivice; it “
* preaches courtesy; it shows new ”
* ways of using the telephone.
* Now it has taken another step
All the news coming in today seems
to confirm the Russian reports that
the Ruiisians have inflicted .mother
crushing defeat on the Austrians, who
on the right, were supported by some
German divisions. By the capture of
Tomaszow, the Russia.is drove a
wedge between *ke Austrian arm'y
which had invaded Poland as far as
Opole, Krasnostav and Zamoso, and
the army which they defrotai fit Lem«
berg and which although it lost heav
ily in killed, wounded, prisoners and
guns, managed to reform to some ex
tent and undertake the ©ffensiv®.
The Germans who reinforced the
mous anjourrt.'^ of ammtinition and
war stores also were left on the route
of the Germans which is through a
difficult marshy country rendered al
most impassable in'some places by
heavy rains whicIT threaten to con
ALLIES ARE ELATED.
The allies, it is asserted, display
no signs of fatigue. They are repre
sented fts stirred by artexpected great
victories to such a state of elation
thnt they are able to keep close on
the heels of the retiring enemy, har-
rsssing them dtty and night, cutting
off detachments and aUempting to
Whitsftt Has Fini- Opening.
The present Fall Term of Whitsett
In.stitutc marks the beginning of the
twenty-seve;ith year of the school un
der its present management. The
school has a splendid opening year.
The register shows students present
from the following North Carolina
counties: .-Mamance, Bladen, Beaufort,
Chowan, Caswell, Davidson, Forsytii,
Guilford, Hyde, Jones Mecklenburg,
Northamptor.i Pitt, Randolph, Robe
son, Scotland, Tyrell, Union. Pamlico,
Warren, Wake, Nash, Stokes, Orange,
Wilkes Columbus, Cabarrus, Curi'i-
tuck, Rockingham, etc., also from
South Carolina, Virginia, Cuba, etc.
Students are still entering every day
for some weeks yet will aee additions
io the roll.
I The senior class will number about
j twenty this year. The school has rais-
I ed its requiren^ents for graduation
I within the last year.
* and linked the .store windows of * j -A.n entirely new outfit of typewrit-
* th3 retailers to its newspaper ad- *
* vertising. *
* Attractive window forms have *
* been giytten out ■which impress the *
* advantage of ordering by tele
ers has been placed in the business de
partment, and other improvements
made in that department.
Most of the members of the Wl>it-
! sett Cornet Band have returned to
* phone. * ! school, and the band is already furn-
* The stores are showing the dis- * 1 ishing music for various exercises. At
« plays the newspapS-s advertising *. the reception to the new students and
* is going on, and tiie business of , the friends of the school on Satiuday
* the telephone is increasing. ^ i evening last, the band pleased all by
* The cooperation in this cam- ^ the excellent music furnished. Piano
* paign is a striking example of the *
way the retailer is impressied by ad- *
* vertising in his home newspaper ■*
* and how he wants to assist in *
* selling the goods. *
music will be under the charge of
Miss Elizabeth Wheeler this year.
The Y. M. C. A. has opened, its
work under excellent auspices. Two
fine meetings have already been held,
and most of ihe new boys have shown
an interest In the work, and will be en
rolled as meiiibers.. The three Utei-ary
-societies—The Star Circle, the Athen
ian and the Dialectic have had many
additions to their rolls and are open-/''
ing the year with fine meeting.*; well
Several lecture.> and two speciaf
sennotis in the chapel have been great
ly enjoyed as parts of the opening e-v-
ercises of the year’.^ work.
Publicity Xeedsd in Politics.
Iti the first place, It is necessary to
open up all the processes cf our pol
itics. They have been too .secret, too
complicated, too roundabout; they
have considered too much of private
conferences and secret understandings
of the control of legislation by men
who stood outside and dictated, con
trolling oftentimes by very question
able means, which they would not
havo dreamed of allowing to become
public. The whole process must be
altered. We must take the selectioii
of candidates for office, for example,
out of men, or little coteries; out of
the h-.^nds of machines, v.orking be
hind clo.sed doors and put it into the
hands of the people themselves agair.
by means of direct primaries and elec
tions to which candidates of every
sort and degree may have grcc ac-
Wilson never uttered wjrds tru»r ^
than the above. Political machiizea
have worked overtime in Catawba
county and in North Carolina. A few
men have run thing.s and the people
must put a stop to this and take
charge of county, state and :iationui
affairs.—Catawba County News.
‘‘Through .Some Other Party."
W^e fecilitate the Republican of ihe
stale upon the high charactcr ot the
platform. They have gone the Demo
crats: about half a doxen better, and if
the people of the State ever come to
f(!c! that the Republican leader.s are
sincere in theii- stand progressive
principles and honest methods, they
will sweep the state like wild-fire.
\ a.^t changes are to come iji this Stale
and if the people eon't get them by
the 1/emoeratic parly, they are going
to get them through some other par
.^11 I-’rance is now intently watch
ing what Bordeau.N, as the Asheville
Citi>:en would say.
How long it seems since v^e u.ed
to think of Gettysburg and Waterloo
as terrible battles.
Xt last the Germans have found
something more deliciously dreadful
than Wagner’s music.
They are making a desolation which
they will presently cai! a peace.
* ♦ * . * * .
• People Are Looking For “Buy- •
ing" News. »
In the days of rising prices and ■■
fiuctur ■ i:;g values people are ^
more ; ;ciined to shop than in or-
dir:, y times. f-
Ordinarily, prudence makes all >■
of us want to buy tc the best ^
advantage—^with many it is to- *
day an actual necessity. ■'
In times like these people are ^
eager advertising readers because •
they want to know. »
3t takes little observation to ‘
demonstrate that they avf? news- ’*'.
paper readers. »
And it is not only logical to a.^- *
sume that now is the time to ad- *
• vesUse in the newspaper, but, it *
• is a fact 'lemonstrated by r«salts *
• on every fcand. »