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BURLINGTON, ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAiWA. TUESDAY. SEPT 22, 1914.
Sometimes Regiments Wade Through Water Waist Deep
to Engage Their Foes; A Little Re^t In Peltir g Storm
and Then Agaii* Into the Midst of Fighting.
FRENCH AVIATOR VEDRINES
SLAYS ADVERSARY IN AIR
Gtrman Airmen Sails Over Allies’ Lines and Intrepid Frencltman Goes Up
Witli Gun end Destroys Him and His Machine—Such Terrible Fight
ing and Great ArtiiUery Duels Ha»e Never Been Known to Man as
Now in Progress Across Northern France.
?a^is, Sept. 20.-11:00 P. M.—The .anow and Kanichow (in Galicia) were
official statement issued tonight says lepiilsed with heavy losses,
that in violent fighting north of Sois-1 “Siege artillery is lombarding the
sons, the Germans gained ground, j fortifications at Jaroslau.
‘‘Fighting IS goinfj cr» agalu»t lutf
garrison at Przemysl, who have re
plied with artillery fire.
“Russia troops crossing the forest
are finding batteries abandoned by
THE BATTLE UNDECIDED.
London, Sept. 20.—9:45 P. M.—
One of the fiercest battle of all time'?,
which has been raging across North
ern France for a week past, with firKt
a slight advantage on one side and
then on the other, retoains undecided.
The two great armie.? which have
bsen l^htinc ior with-^few
if aity intermissiiAis, fiars Ag ttem-
relves into entrenclhjnents on rivers
ai-.d niountain ranges on a front reach-
ig from the Oise ta the Meuse, And
thenc« southeastward along the
Fj anco-German frontier.
. Artillery duels such as never be-
fciie have beefi seen ere being carried
on with the hope of compeUing the
Lvacuatioii of the strongly held po
sitions. vi-ith ocsacioral sucecsse.s to
thi' opposing :^tdes, while thif infantry
in the face of a galling |fire, have
which afterwards was recouped fay th>;
The statement reads:
“On the left wing north of the rivar
Aisne below Soissons,-our*troops were
furiously counter-attackcd by super
ior forces and yielded some ground,
which however, they i-egained almost
"On the other hand, we have con
tinued our progress on the right bank
of the River Oise.
"Likewise, north of Sheims, we
have repulsed all the enemy’s attacks
although they were vigorously coii-
du?te4 . .. - , ■ -
the center, east of Sbdnta^ m
beve made new progress through our
“In the Argonne situation remains
“In the Woevere district the la.=.t
rains have soaked the ground to such
an extend that all army movemev.ts
have become very difilcult.
“General Le De Maud Huy (SOth Iii-
fantlry Brigade of the Sixth army
corps) has received on the battlefield
the cross of commander of the Legio;i
B«mSH CRUISER DISABLED.
London, Sept- ?'J.—11:10 P. M.—
The British admiralty reports that
the German protected cruiser Koen-
jgfbery caught the British light cruis
er Pegssus overhauling her machin
ery in Zanzibar harbor this mornirig
and attacked and compIei*l3( dfefibbed
her. The British lost lieavily.
—o_ ’’ '
GEHMAN MERCHANT CRmSEH
Londoi)), Sept. 20.—8:57 P. M.—
The official press bureau made the
^ ^following .mnouncemelit tonight:
* “The Carmania, armed as an aux-
ilitry craiser, attacked and sank a
German armed merehant cruiser, eith
er the Captrafalgar, or the Berlin, off
the east coast of South America.
“The survivors of the German ship
were rescued by a' collier. The Car
mania had nine men killed and 2>1
FIGHT IN WATER WAIST DEEP.
London, Sept. 20.—10:10 P. M.—
Reports from the front says the
Exchange Telegraph’s Paris corres
pondent, show that the French and
Britisii troops are fighting waist deep
in water, the rains having flooded
PRZEMYSL IS BOMBARDED.
Petrograd, Sept. 20.—The ofiRcial
itatelner.t from the chief of the gen
eral staff issued tonight, says that
the Russians are bombardinj: the
Jortpess of Przeiays:, whose artillery,
has opened fire.
The statement follows:
“Austrian troops which attempted
to check oar advance in front of Bar-
BRITISH LMIT.ATE JAPS.
The British apparently tove learn
ed somethicg .from the Japanese at
tacks on Port .Arthur. They make a
rush forward and whe.n the fire Be-
ccmes too heavy for them to Make a
further advance they again dig
trenches for themselves and remain
there until another opportunity oifers
them to gain a few more yards.
The German.^ have had most of their
artillery at work, but the French ure
bringing up more and bigger guns.
This kind of fighting with both sides
in strong positions may go an for
days yet, but sooner or later one side
must find the continued fall of shells
and the disconcerting infantry at
tacks too much for them, and, leav
ing a strong rear guai^, will draw
back for abreathing speli.
BATTLE LIKE SHA-HO.
The battle resembles in many par
ticulars that of the Sha-Ho in 1904,
v.’bere th« Japanese and Russiasis with'
much more time to do it, estafaiished
of another German flag.
FRENCHMAN WINS IN Allt.
Jules Vadrines, the noted French
aviator, was credited with a eourage-
ous fight in mid-air with a German
aviator who he brought to earth. The
Gcrir>an was daringly reconi^oitering
the posilaon of the allies when Ved-
Moving; i^viftly upward until he
was abovTt^the German, Vedrines gave
The German machine was riddled
and the aviator kiUed, both collapsing
to the ground fifteen minutes after
Vedrines took tlie air. Vedrines has
accomplished a simitar feat once be
fore. ^hese incriifents, however, arc
important only for their infiuence in
encouragiag the allied troops, and do
not affect the result of the great bat
tle which already has lasted a week
and prostises to continue tor many
Military experts believe the longer
the battle endures the better it vrill
be for the allied armies, _ -
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CONTINUE FIRE ON RHEIMS.
A the w#st«l-n eiiJ of the battle
Ur.t Rheims has been the object of
■p-he greatest attention from the Ger-
.’nans, who time after Mme have un
positions which each thought to be attempted to break the
impregnable. j allies lines after subjecting the town
.Shells and infantry attacks, how-!^^ Intense bombardment. It is the
ever, finally compelled tbs Russians i Germans’ iatention, it is understood,
to withdraw with lasses thai at thatj^ captrS^ Rheiins, which is an im-
time were without precedent, ^th all | Pt'rtant railroad junction, the posses
sion of which would give them the
command of another road to the
."ortli. 7'hey hav^e made an espcci'a?
mark of the majynificenl cathedral,
are :it-iflamef; since yes-
the hard long fighting behind them the
Germans again are making attacks
toward Verdu'n, while the aSlies are
making frontal attacks un the Ger
man right and oi'.cc more
tempting to outflank it.
The German cavalry have been ] ——
showinfT considerable daiing; and ALLIES bcctjpy HEIGHTS,
have been trying to cut the comroun-j The, allies,;-w.eaiitiaje. have maiie
ie.'j.tious of the allies between the | for themselves a strong position t r.
Oise and the coast.
French reports confii-m runiov.^
charged hight up to the guns, only to he Saxon army under Gei:. \’on Hau-
n’.ake their opponents give way slight-' stn, has been reorganized. TI’,\ re
ly, or be repulsed v«th great losses, pert used tho phrase “broken up” but
—0—‘ this is taken to mean that it has hecr.
FIERCEST ON THE LEFT. reorganized and the parts distriiiut-
Fighting has been fiercest on the awong he other armie.=. Its cKva!-
VUies’ left, which lies on the right been sent east,
bank of the river Oise, in the vicinity “
jf Rheims, the famons cathedral of HARD FIGHTING IN G.-\L CIA.
wljich has, baen set afire by German While accounts of the operations
shell^and beCwe^^.that town.and thv> ir. Galicia differ and one ^oes so far
Argonne ridge, n has been give and f ' to say that General DanUl’s army
lake all the time. jis surrounded by Russians and only
French official reports again claim | remnants of the German corns ther^
slight progress on the French left and
that the allies again have repulsed
sti'ong frontal attacks between Cro-
onne and Rheims.
TIDfi EBBS AND FLOWS. '
Around Rheims itself matters have
been about equalized; as the Ger
mans have recaptured the heights of
Brimont, while the French have taken
the defenses of 1* Pompelle.
The French also have scored a suc
cess between Rheims ^r.d Argonne,
where they have taken the village of
Sonain, and have captured numerous
In addition the French report pro
gress on the western sSopes of the
Arjronne, where\ the Crown Prince’s
army oppses them, while the Ger
mans have retired beyond the fron
tier !Lorrair,e, evaSJating Avri-
In ail oatses these are separate at-
ta?KS by-th»~ armies lying ir. the
trenches waiting for their‘artillery
to compel the other' side to slacken
its. fire. The losses in these attacks
must be enormous for the men can
not move a foot without being made
targets of the heavy guns posted on
the hills above them.
I'cmain, it is considered certain the
armies havt not come to grips again
af 'yet. The Russians will have to
capture PrezemysU where it is re
ported tliree German army :;orps have
been sent to hold the Austrians, be-
bore they can make further progress
westward. The other Russian ar^iy,
however, will be free to proceed
against 6*acow if General Dankl is
disposed of. The German army in
Silesia has beeonie more active and
the Russians are claiming to have
taken a cart of artillery on the Bres-
The Servians, announce another
victory by their army over the Aus
trians near Novipazar, the toim which
has been so often mentioned in Aus-
Fron the Battle Front, Sept. 20.
via Paris, 5:36 P. M.—Tne bulk of
the allied armies remained -today iti
trenches, waiting while their artillery
exchanged a furious cannonade with
the strongly placed German batter
ies. Some brilliant feats at arms were
performed at various points on the
lines extending along the Oise, the
Aisne and Woevre. The seasoned Al-
geriinrfrcops msde s i^lant capture
the right; bank of the Aisne, where
they occupy* all tii» lieighls. ' The
Germans have taken advantage of Uk-
•sites of tjii? forts inteftded for i.hc
defenle'S>£'Eliei'wsV iut which wore
abandoned by the allies when the in
vaders made a rapid dash southward
A hea^'y hail^siorm, with a cold
wind, added today to. the hafdships of
the entrenched troops who are en
tirely without tents, but it dtd ao*^
affect their spirits.
C.VTHEDRAL OF .UHEOJS DE- ed that he was 22 years of age. and
HTnOYED BV GERMANS. i that during the summer he has been
Bordeaux, Sep. 20.—10:25 P. M.— piryiiig ball with the Soanoks base-
The Minister of the Interior Louis J.' tall club of Virginia. He stated that
H.A.W RU'KR MA.\ SERIOUSLY L\-
Mr. Daniel Davis Found Unconscious
Beside Railroad Early Sunday
Lying with his leg crushed and h
deep gash in his head, Mr. Daniel
Davis, a young white man, of Hav/
Pwiver, was found on the Southevn
tracks near that town Sunday morn
ing. The crew of Southern passenger
train NK 1U8, that is due to arrive
here at 9:28 a. m., fdujid the young
.man lying in an unconscious condi
tion on the track and brought him
to Durham. He was carried to the
ilercy Hospital and throughout yes
terday afternoon and until late last
night the physicians and hospital au
thorities thought that the injiirie.s
must necessarily prove fatal. How
ever, this moming the treatment cf
the physicians began to have favor
able results and his condition is re
ported slightly improved. He no.v
has a fighting chance for recovery.
When the Southern passenger train
passed Haw River early yesterday
morning, ‘.he engineer saw the body
covered i;i blood lying on the tracks.
He stopped the train and the crr*v
placed the injured man on board. The
train was brought into the city limits
on time and a telegraph mcss,age to
Southern Agent J. W. Hoach, in Dur
ham, asking him to have an ambu
lance and a physician at the train,
was carried out. THe aihbulaiicc rushed
the wounded man to the hospital,
where he was operated on in great
.Just how the accident occurred i.';
not known. The youtijf man’s fatli-
cr, who is a prominent citizen of
Haw River, was in Durban! yesterday
and arranged for every possible at
tention to bo given his son. He could
noi tell how the accident occurreti.
The gcner:ij idea of those familiar
with railroad acciflenls, is that he at-
toniptsd to board i. freight train and
was thrown under the wheels-
The injuries consisted of a mangled
left leg, cuts about the face and body,
and a deep gash ir the skull, that
may result iu cor.cussion of the
brain. He w.is also badly bruised-
Loss of blood caused his sohditSeii lo
be unusually weak. Should he Sur
vive the accident, it will sheer
piuck and grit to hold on to his chanc^
The fathc!" of the young man stjit-
Mah-j-, announced today that the fam
ous Cathedral of Sheims had uaen
destroyed and other historic and pub
lic buildings either laid in ruins or
seriously damaged by Gei’man artil-
iei y. Coupled with this announcemen!;
was a statement that the Government
had decided to address to all he pow
ers a note of indignant protest against
“this act of odious vandalism.”
Structures, the Minister said, which
had been destroyed or ruined included
in addition to the Cathedral, the 12th
century church of St. Jacques, the
J.5th century archbishop’s palace, and
the city hall, dating from the 17th
M. Malvy said official reports re
pealed that the Cathedra! was in
flames today, the burning having be
gun yesterday aS a result of the
It was offisially stated that the de
struction of these hist-oric buildings
indieeted the Gemisns eonsidered
their situation desperate.
TJie government in other words will
soak the soaks, and put the heft of
the war tax on old j. Barleycorn.
young Davis had only V.een home a
few days and that the accident was
-. lotai surprise to his family.
.Greensboro Boy Was Drowned at Nor
Palmer T. Phillips, an employee ot
the Southern Railway Company, fell
overboard at Norfolk, Va., Thursday
nifrht and was drowned, his many
friends will be grieved to learn. The
body was not recovered until late Fri
day afternoon, when his parents. Mi.
a.«.d Mrs. Bryan Philiips, of 80:J Ashe-
boro street, this city were notified ot
the death of their son.
The deceased was a young man.
only t*A years of age. He -Had been
in the employment of the Southern
Kaiiway Company during the past
fve years, with headquarters in,
Greensboro, and at the titne of iris
death was in Norfolk on bu.siness for
Hr. Phillips leaves a father and
Hiother, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Phillips,
six sisters, Mrs. J. W. Stedman, Mts.
W. P. Herndon, Misses Lena, Fleta,
ard Joyce Phillips, of this city, and
Mrs. J. M. JIcAdams, of High Poiri'..
Hc also leaves two snsaU children.
The burial services will b; conduct.
e(J 8t Mt. Hcrmgn Msthodist Protest
ant Church, six miles south of Gra
ham, by Rev. R. G. L. Edxvards, an
ex-pastor of the family, at S o’clock
this afternoon. The pall bearers will
be employe.s of the Southern Railway
Company. .V large number of friends
will accompany the bereaved family
today to Graham on the 9:40 a. m.
train,—GreenBb«» News, Sunday.
.Surprise Marriage of Miss Ada Beit
Isley ttt Mr. Paul Morgan.
Miss Ada Bell Isley and Mr. Paul
Jforgasi took tfteir many friends by
surprise and were married in Gra
ham yesterday evening by Rev. Mr.
Green. ■ •
The an'air was altogether a sui’prise
a;j none of the members of the fa«!:ly
on either side knew of the plans if
the young people. The bride was vis
iting in Durh:i«i, where she was met.
by|Mr. Morgan and driven immediai;?-
ly ihrough the country to Grahani
wl^Bre they were married.
Mr. Morgan is conected with ais
fi.ther in the tobacco busincs.^ .-.i.
Jvingstree. S. c., and is a youner man
of promi.se. He wins as his bride .infc
of our most beautiful and charmi.-ig
young wonjen wtih a sweet Christia.i
character and has many accompli^h-
Both bride and groom are inember,?^. ^
of the best known and most respec.ed
faniilie.= of our town.
Gospi*! Tent .Meeting
The Gospel Tent Meetir.fr, Webb
-Avenue, East Burlington, conducted
by Rev. H. M. North and the M. E.
pastors of the city is beings largel.v
attended and much good is being ^lo-
Handsome Store Fronts. |tnmplished at each service. Not less
B. .A,. Sellars & Son are keepi.i"! than a thousand people were present
pace with the spirit of progress
our tov- n by putting in hai^some naw'
fronts in their dry goods and cloth
ing stores on Main street.
These fronts were constructed by
a leading manufacturer of store
fronts from designs drawn by an ar
chitect and come all ready to put in
place. The origins! fronts including
the suKporting posts are being ^a’tven
I Ibut to be replaced-with all glass and
metal materials equal in appearancr
to any in the city as '.veil as those of
the larger towns.
'So your work is monotonous, is it ?
Why don’t you get a job in ^ shoe
“Why there especially?”
I “Something new going on all the
Mr. Webb is in favor of an honest
primary law, but—
at the Sunday meetings. The meet
ings will continue there this W’eek at
3:i,J P. M. and at 7:30 P. M. Sev.
North preaches at the night services
and every sermon counts for righte-
ousnas-. ;.nd is truly practical. Earn
est :i-eloquent. The singing is of
the vory best, being led by Mr. Milan,
of Atlanta, who had charge of the
music at the famous Kilgo Meetings
in Charlotte, last spring. Hear him.
The tent is full of excellent Chautau-
,qua seats with good backs and you
car. be perfectly comfortable while
he.aring the Word, Come!
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“How did they gtet Into the scrap?”
“^png to ptteserve' their Neutral
ity.”—Detroit FVee Press.
"Stay on the job,” says the Presi
dent; and “Amen,” sKouts the avjr-
age man, worn out with the toils aaii
lordships of a snminer vacatioii.