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First Deliberate Attack c
Made by Bandits?C
Brownsville, Texas, Sept. 13.?
first deliberate Diow against tne bim<
States army guarding the Texas-Me
ican border was struck today by a bai
of abount 30 Mexican outlaws who a
tacked a detachment of 10 cavalr
men on guard at an irrigation pum
ing plant several miles up the R
Grande from this city. In the fightin
which lasted half an hour, one Amer
can soldier was killed, Anthony Kra
of Detroit, Mich., a private of Troop j
rr* 1 UotaU P TTWnc
J. v\ tnim cavau ? , usiuiu v....??
of Watertown, X. Y? a trumpeter <
the same troop, was probably fatal'
Two other soldiers, Sergeant J.
Walsh, who was in command of the d<
tail of troops, and Jack O'Neill, a pr
vate, were slightly wounded. The Me:
icans escaped through the brush cai
rying their dead and wounded wit
them. The number of the casualty
on the Mexican side is not known.
Early tonight a rural mail carrie
was fired on from ambush and slightl
wounded about 20 miles from the seen
of the fighting this morning.
To Prevent Surprise.
As a result of the attack and t<
ports that the Mexicans' might rene^
hostilities at any time, patrols alon
the international boundary were re
inforced tonight and precautions take
to prevent a surprise. -Col. "A. I
Blocksom, in command of the horde
patrol, also made vigorous demand
of the Carranza authorities at Mata
moros for the arrest of two bandi
leaders known to he on the Mexica
side of the river. These men were th
signers of circulars, distributed re
cently, which urged Mexicans to ris
against the Americans.
Gen. Xafarrate, Carranza command
er at Matamoros, sent word to Co!
Blocksom tonight that he had ordere
His troops to searcn ror tne men. .\a
farrate today also ordered Lieu?. Co]
FOR SINKING SHII
BERLO REPUDIATES ONUS. FOI
derma* Foreign Office Sure Subma
rices Are Free From Responsibility
'Berlin. Sept. 14 (via London).?Th<
Crsrman government, in a note fron
the foreign office to Ambassador Ger
ard, delivered at noon today, made ?
qualified disclaimer of responsibility
for the sinking of the steamer Hes
perian. On the face of the evident
thus far at hand the government is
satisfied that the Hesperian was nol
sunk by a German submarine.
The communication is a preliminary
note, which may be supplemented
when all the facts are established definitely.
The German government states
that, on the basis of the information
thus far obtained, the theory that the
Hesperian was sunk by a German submarine
apparently may be abandoned
It is said that official records show
no submarine should have been in the
vicinity of the Hesperian wh-Sft she
was blown up. Futhermore, the poinl
is made that the violence of the explosion
and the place in which the
steamship was struck, as set forth ir
accounts of the disaster, in "icate that
it was due to a mine.
The report does not profess *to be
final, but is based on evidence so conm*nA<n?'
f/v fViek orArQrnm^r>t tha t it fpaIc
V IIIA/ILL^ IV ViiV/ 5V?Viu***vMv *V
safe in asserting the Hesperian qpuld
not possibly have been attacked by a
The German position, as semi-officially
"As we are informed from a competent
source, the news already received,
taken in connection with facts
officially known, seems to exclude almost
obsolutely the possibility that a
/lormon onhmari'rifl AAllW lin^Ar Pnv
UXiUiaU OUWIUUA AUV W UiU M/
circumstances have been concerned in
sinking the British passenger steamer
"First, according to the prearranged
distribution, no German submarine
could have been on September 4 in
that part of the ocean in which the
'Furthermore, the explosion, according
to descriptions received from British
sources, was of such a nature as
to indicate irom lis en ecus mat. it was
rather that of a mine than a torpedo.
"The circumstance that, according
to these descriptions, the vessel was
struck near the bow and that the bow
compartments filled with water, goes
to confirm this assumption."
The note contains also a paragraph
it Border Guarc
m American Frontier Troop
)ne of Solniers Killed by
tie | Velasqi'oz of his forces to come to Ma
ed I tamoros and report on the actions o
x-! his troops at Cavazos crossing, when
id Americans and Mexicans had a figh
ic- | cierubs me nvci a ? ccn. agu.
y- j Five Mexicans were arrested today
p-! suspected of implication in the attaci
io 1 this morning, and a search was mad<
g, of the ranch buildings in the vicinity
i- j Two wagon loads of arms were found
ft i but all the munitions were in houses
occupied by Americans,
jy Early Morning Attack,
af The attack on the troops at the
ly irrigation plant was made shortly after
daybreak and before the soldier?
J. were astir. The attacking party wa:
5- first sighted by the trooper assigned
i- the duty of preparing breakfast, bui
c- before he could give the alarm the
r- i Mexicans opened fire from the shelter
.11! of straw stacks. The Americans quicki
?s ly returned the fire from the shed in
a ranch corral, in which they were
?r j quartered. During the fighting the soly:
diers caught only occasional glimpses
e 01 the arm or hat of a Mexican and
J directed their fire largely by the flashes
i from the guns of the raiders.
1 Forney was struck by a bullet
w j while rising from his bunk.
Kraft was lying on the ground in
front of the shed under fire from three
n directions when a bullet struck him
*? -1-1 ^ J A ftt/vArvAr A TITO ^
in me ut<iu. auuuici u wyci >?t*3
lying beside him carried him to she!^
ter. He died within a few minutes.
t After about 30 minutes the Mexicans
^ stopped firing and escaped. When news
of the fight was brought to Fort
Brown here, Col. Blocksom went to
the scene with reinforcements, but no
trace of the men could be found.
Early tonight a troop of cavalry was
I. sent to a river crossing a short disd
tance be!ow Brownsville to investigate
. the reports that Mexicans were crossl.
ing the border.
, to the effect that all the submarines
that were at sea on September 4 have
) not yet returned, but that there is no
, reason to expect the reports they will
' supply will change the situation.
* The note is simply a recital of the
j facts as the German government sees
, them without expression of sentiment
1 or comment on the German submarine
Campaign Promise of Law Enforcel
_ | Gov. Manning, in his inaugural ad>;
dress, renewed explicitly his campaig 1
, pledge of law enforcement, saying in
"I have faith in our people; I believe
. that they want the laws enforced, and
I their conscience is awakened on this
j subject. The watchword of my campaign
last summer was the enforcement
of law. I now declare afresh my
purpose to carry out in good faith this
_: pledge. I believe in home rule, local
^! self-government, and I expect every
I one who is charged with enforcement
j of law to do his duty. My desire is
that in each community the law shall
be enforced by the local authorities.
' i I take this, the very first occasion, to
' say to these authorities that I stand
ready and eager to co-operate with
' them in this work and that they may
[ i be assured of my aid with every available
lawful means to attain this object.
Let me add another word, not as a
1: threat, but as a warning: If in any
'! community the lawful authorities fail
1 to enforce the law, it will then be mv
duty to see tnat the laws are ooeyea.
This I intend to do."
SEWBERRY CITY SCHOOLS.
Children who are to be examined or
\ re-examined for classification will
meet at the' high school office on
Thursday, September 9, at 9 o'clock.
The office will be open also on Friday
and Saturday from 9 to 12 a. m. All
the schools will be opened on Monday
Tuition rates are: $L50 a month
for first, second, third and fourth
grades; $2.50 a month for fifth, sixth
and seventh grades; $3.00 a month for
eighth, ninth and tenth grades, payable
in advance by children entering:
from other than Newberry school disstrict.
Malaria or Chills & Fever
Prescription No. 666 it prepared especially
for MALARIA or CHILLS 6. FEVER.
Five or six dotes will break any case, and
if taken then at ft tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better than
; Calomel And does not gripe or sicken. 25c
: EXPECTS THE LAW
i TO BE ENFORCE
LEA DO OF PROHIBITIONISTS Ri
is Grateful For the Co-operation
the Newspapers?Views Liquor
Question as Social.
-1 The State.
f j J. K. Breeaiii, secretary of the pr
e i hibition movement and leader of tl
t j fight for the referendum, said yeste
'j M.As I look bac over the two can
:jpaigns, the one for the referendu:
5 i and the more recent one for the electic
| on prohibition, I feel especially grat<
j ful to the press of South Carolina f<
5 i its public spirit and liberality. I coul
never have organized the campaign fc
the referendum in so short a time ha
- I if- nnt hppn fnr thA unstintpr? rn-nnpi
ation of the press.
"Especially would I make gratefi
acknowledgment to The State and tli
gentlemen of its staff for their man
" courtesies to me personally and a
"Xow that the voters have expresse
i their wish for prohibition, I am conf
i dent that most of the opposition wi
rally to the support of the officials i
: the enforcement of the law.
j "Except for the recent unpleasanl
I ness, ihe campaign has been educative
i The question has been presented on it
merits. There was no political divi
vion. The liquor question is a socia
one, and we presented it as such. X
one prominent in the fight is a politi
cian, and no one aspires to public ol
fice. If we have served the State, w
are amply repaid. Prohibition mus
have our support as good citizens
Let us work together on all question
of public welfare."
Protests Against Calomel
You have noticed the disagreeable ef
fects of calomel, that sickening nause,
that is characteristic. There is no rea
son for tearing up your system in sue'
a drastic manner.
LIV-YEK-LAXj that wonderful vege
table compound, is just as useful a
calomel for toning up your liver am
ridding your system of stagnating poi
sons, and it does not make you fee
badly like calomel. It is pleasant t
take, with no unpleasant after effects
Keep it in your home for health's sake
If LIY-TER-LAX is not entirely sat
isfactory, your money will be returnei
with nut mipstinn. The orisrinal bear
the likeness of L. K. Grigsby. For sal
at 50c and $1 by Gilder & Weeks.
Report of the Condition of the Pe<
the State of South Carolina, at the (
Loans and discounts (notes held in 1
U. <S. bonds deposited to secure circuh
Subscription to stock of Federal Resei
Less amount unpaid
All other stocks, including premium c
Banking house, $1,639.61; furniture ar
Other real estate owned
! Due from Federal Reserve bank
Due from approved reserve agents in
cago and St. Louis
Due from banks and bankers (not rese
Checks on banks in same city or town
Outside checks and otiber cash items*.
Fractional currency, nickels and cent
Notes of other national banks
Federal reserve notes
Lawful money reserve in bank:
Total coin and certificates
Redemption fund with U. S. treasurer
per cent, on circulation)
Capital stock paid in
Total surplus and capital
Less current expenses, interest an
Due to banks and bankers (otner tlia
banks and approved reserve agen
Tn/lividiisl ^or\Acifa enMor>f tfl
AUU* ? AUUUfi uu wj WW W V?WW.
Cashier's checks outstanding ....
Deposits subject to 30 or more days' n<
Bills payable, including obligations rej
State of South Carolina, County of N
I, R. T. Pugh, casnier of the ab
that the above statement is true to t;
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 10th da yof Sept., 1915.
E. W. Werts,
I>K. DniBA (?I)KS AWAY
ON A LON(* VISIT
^ Austrian Ambassador Asks His Country
to Relieve Him of His Duties
E- in the United States.
Copenhagen. Denmark, Sept. 14 (via
of London).?According to "the Politiken,
Dr Dnmha thp Anstro-Hnnsarian am
bassador to the United States, will sail
on the steamer Frederick VIII, from
New York, on September 22, for Copenhagen.
Mass., Sept. 14.?The AustroHungarian
ambassador. Dr. Constantin
;1" Dumba, announced that he had reni
quested his foreign office to recall him
^ * l - - 3 i- 1
on leave or ausence in oruer mat ne
might make a personal report of the
>r situation in the United States which
1C* resulted in his recall.
In authorizing the Associated Press
to make the above announcement. Dr.
expressed indignation that the
text of his message to the Austro-Hun^
garian minister of foreign affairs,
ie Earon von Burian, already had become j
public without his- consent or knowli?
In view of "the situation," he said j
j he probabiLy would not make public,
i_ i the statement of his position which he j
>1 had in mind to give to the ^American
n press. He would, however, have something
to say through the Austrian press
when he reached iVienna.
2 "I may say/' said Dr. Dumba, "that |
s I have sent this message to our min-!
_ j ister for foreign affairs:
I <<?T ~ - /W/\/vl 1 AW AT* f A WAAO I 1 i
i UfcJS vuiil CAUCUCUU) IV
0 me on leave of absence for personal
>_ "This was a purely official message
e and now for the first time I authorize
t its publication. It was sent from the
. embassay by the only means which I
s had to communicate with my government,
and to mv astonishment it has
I become public, though not through
! tho AssnriatPrl Prpss to whom T had
planned to give a formal statement
when I was prepared to do so. In
view of the situation now, I think that
I will have nothing whatever to say
regarding my position to the Ameri|
, i Will Make Goulast.
) "I will, however, probably have
something to say to the public
k j through the Austro-Hungarian press
i after I have returned home.
"Agent? in New York are arranging
- i reservations for me on a Dutch or
i . ..
s Norwegian steamer, but the exact
d date of my departure has not been de
termined. I expect that the British
'1 government will afford me safe con0
duct. Mrs. Dumba will go to Washington
for a brief stay before meeting
5- me in New York, when we will sail."
d Cares Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't
s The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
q are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 25<50c, $1JM
?ple,s National Bank, at Prosperity, in
}Iose of Business Sept. 2, 1915: I
ition (par value) 6,250.00
rve bank $1,800.00
)n same 3,785.00 4,685.00
id fixt'r's 1,789.48 3,429.09
New York, Chi
i rve agents) 309.17
as reporting banK 79.03
;s 116.34 230.36
(not more than 5
d taxes paid 718.33 924.04
n Federal Reserve
otice 112,636.19 c
ove named bank, do solemnly swear
be best of my knowledge and belief.
R. T. Pugh, Cashier.
T. A. Dominick,
R. L. Luther,
J. A. C. Kibler,
: The State. T
Mayesville, Sept. 11.?At the home and
or' Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thomas at 8 ?
o'clock 011 Wednesday evening, Miss ~ e
Louise t.Mayes Reid and Clint Ward
Riser were married, the groom's
brother, the Rev. Y. von A. Riser, per!
forming the ceremony. With Miss I
| Frances Herbert of Lynchburg, Va., I
! presiding at the piano, Miss Gwath- j
! "it; ?? 113U11 aailg JCilllieai .Vie -N<->1 U>
| Leave Thee," and "The End of a Perj
feet Day." At the first note of the
i wedding march the attendants enter- 1
jed: first, S. W. Anderson of Anderson A
j with Miss Mary Eva Hite of Columi
bia; G. P. Voigt of Columbia with Miss jrai
J Ethel Anderson of Ninety Six; V. B.
| Sease of Little Mountain with Miss
j Catherine Moore of Columbia; J. C.
i Riley of Newberry with Miss Edna (Mo;
Cutcheon of Bishopville. The dame of feati
honor, Mrs. W. G. Thomas, entered com
alone, followed by the maid of honor, Was
Miss Rebecca Reid. The groom en- g-ve
tered with his brother, J. H. Riser of
Leesville. Next came the little flower
girls. Helen and Louise Reid of Fitzi
gerald, Ga., immediately followed by 1 over
the bride, with her brother, G. W. Reid Thei
of Albany, Ga. stun
I After the ceremony an informal re- to li
' ception was held during which the dedii
guests registered in the wedding book lowe
presided over by Misses Mary Mood} foun
of Grenada, Miss., and Mattie Le^ foun
Thomas of Mayesville. that
'The bride and groom left on a 9 emot
o'clock train for Alta Pass, X. C. "lCr?]
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head PIa>'<
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA- fectl
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does not cause nervousness noi be S
ringing in head. Remember the full name and ,
look lor the signature o* E. W. GROVE. 25c- aaJ?
r vr-i TD
"LAND OF F
From filacksburg, Gaffney, Spa
Anderson, Abbeville, Port Mill, Lai
Columbia, Orangeburg, Edgefield,
mediate points at the following T
Ninety Six 3.50
Old Town 3.15
A SPECIAL TRAIN will be operate
the following schedule:
Lr. Columbia 2.40 p. m. Ar.
Lv. Blackyille 4:40 p. m. Ar.
Excursion tickets will be good g<
Regular Trains, 5:00 a. m.t Sept. 2
mi a. J x. /v T\ ~11 "D
iic'Keis goixi reuuruiug uu an
point on or before midnight as fo!
To Savannah, Ga., Sept. 26th, 191;
28 th, 1915; to Tampa, Fla., Sept 3
High cla?s day coaches ad Pull
A TRIP TO THE
Florida: "The Land of Flowers,'
derful agricultural developments a
Savannah, Ga.: With its beautifu
Docks, Thunderbolt and Tybee Isla
For full information. Pullman Res<
Agents Southern Railway, or
W. E. IMcGEE, A. G. P. A.,
Columbia, S. C.
JeAcJi , Lv1 vv. . - , <
Parody on Tipperary.
he following parody on Tipperary,
sung to that tune, was reeled off
l traveling man at the Savoy hotei
sday afternoon while the election
rns were coming in:
t's a 'long way to prohibition,
t's a long way to go.
t'sa great way to bring perdition
n the greatest State I know;
,et us all stick together;
-et it be our cry,
t's a long,long way to prohibition
md we won't go dry"'
L' niAiiArn-. Xl'Hl* Clrill
I ci ^ l TT Jill ^aui?
chard C. Travers shows wonderfu.
:ty in portraying the emotions in
convent scene in Essanay's six-act
Lire, "The White Sister." There h3
es face to face with the woman he
engaged to marry before he was
n up as lost, the part taken by
a Allen. He sees her in her veil,
first feeling is that of surprise and
whelming joy to have found her.
i comes the terrible shock tha;
s him, when he rushes forward,
earn that he may not touch ona
cated to the church. This is foltd
toy a terrible despair at having
d the woman he loved only to
d the woman he loved only to learn
he had lost her forever. These
:ions require the skill of a finished
r to portray, but Tavers meets
new shade of feeling as required,
?ing out all the fine points of the
, so that the emotions register pery
on the screen. This play will
hown at the opera house on FriSeptember
rt?nburg, Landrum, Greenrille,
qcaster, Camden, Snmmerrille
Aiken, Allendale and all Inter.
ery Low Rates:
5.30 8.1.0 ,
....... 5.00 8.00
d Columbia to Jacksonville on
Savannah 6:40 p. m. (C.T.)
Jacksonville 10:80 p. inking
on Special Train and All
fist, to 1:00 a. m., Sept 22nd.
egular Trains to reach starting
5; to Jacksonville, Fla., Sept
man Sleeping Cars without
' Health and Pleasure. Wonittracting
people from all over
[1 Parks, magnificent Shipping
md famous for Sea Foods and
VMvrnit/VWk.l /vi A Annlir f A -TlftlrAf
;i tauuu^ appij w nvav*
S. H. McLEAX. D. P. A.
Columbia. S. C. "