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VOLUME IL ANDERSON, & C SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1916. NUMBER 202. RIGA m CAPTU? THE Gi TEUTONS 1 ALREADY CLAIM CAPTURE OF BRIDGE HEAD ON DVINA LOSS OF TUGA WOULD BE SERIOUS Would Give Enemy Command of Gulf and Short March to Petrograd. London, Sept. 3.-Gormans claim today they carried by assault the for tified bridgehead at Len ne wada on the Drina river between FriodTlchstadt and Riga. Thia is considered tho most critical point of the whole Rus sian linc because if tho Germans cross tho Dvlua the Russians will be compelled to evacuate Riga and the position between tho ivlna and .Vllna, and oven southwest f Vllna will be jeopordized. Thc Germans, however, dont claim yet to bava crossed the river. 9 Military critics beileve the Eus sions will make a stubborn defense and say should they fall here the Ger- , man fleet probably would gain com mand of Riga Gulf and by binding troops at Pernau shorten considerably the march to Petrograd, which is un derstood to be tho ultimate German objective. In view of tne importance of thc fighting at tho lower Dvina inter?s* has been lost ia battles elsewhere. Go-ad no, which the Russians evacuated ls an apparently empty shell for the Germana. They captured only four _luindred prisoners ,after street fight ing. Northwest of Vilna the Rus sians are cm the offensive. Tho Ger mans say the -Russian counter at tacks fasted. Petrograd claims the counter offensive seriously threatens ' the German left flank communica tions with Von Eiclihern'8 army. | -"' The 'Russians center is still retir ing through a marshy districts. How ever tho Russians daily take toll from their pursuers. They are also offer- ? lng reel*tance to th? Teutonic of fensive ra Galicia and southeast to ward Lutsk they hold a fifty mile front. There is still some doubt of the Teutonic Intentions In the southeast. Critics are divided on^whefcher there will be an SdjsJute oS*>Kiov or . an attempt to push a wedge between the Russian armies and Rumania, which would make it a serious matter for the Rumanians td refuse longer the Germ?n demanda for tree passage of war munitions over Rumanian rail ways for the Turks,.who are report ed short of-sholls. There has been no ofr.tial news from thc Dardanelles since last Wed nesday. The continued Buccesses of tito Teu tons in the. east leads many writers I to tho conclusion that the sustain?d bombardment of the German, lines In the west means an early move io the entente allies. Critics point to this, the thorough, redistribution of the British and French aiv 'lea and the shelling of Zeebrugge recently as her alding something at least preliminary to a general offensive. London, Sept. 3.---Tho evacuation et Grodno Is under way. A Petrograd official report admits that the Rus sian force is being withdrawn (rom the right bank of the Niemen. The Russian loss of the last great for tress ia expected, and lt ia evident at the same time that Grand Duko Nicholas did not intend to allow a large enough force to maintain a long defense, to be penned up In any for tress that could be invested. Along the Gallciah border G?n?ral Ivanoff continues to retire, but not without Inflicting heavy torses on the invaders by vigorous counter attseks. IA- tho center, and at the extreme north, th? Germans are making little progress The Rn asians claim another local success at Vilna. A great artillery duel continues along th? greater part of tho western front held by the Fregon. The ultimate purpose of this activity is still ob? acore. ^ The British press is not greatly pleased st the reception by the United State* of Germany's promise to modi fy the submarine campaign. The pa pers complain that a promis* which does not Jnclud? protection for mer chantmen ls inadequate. The negctlatldns between Turkey and Bular?a concerning a railroad concoeslon Vt? tho latter is again ur der way. A adte is expected in.quar ters favorable to the allies in which ?hey will be successmul. The: sur rounding of a Isrgo psrt of th* Tnrk <sh forces In the Galfl-aoU penbtsula ls reported (rom Athens to a Parks news (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4.) iRMANS MEXICANS FIRE ON AEROPLANE OF OJ. ARMY NEARLY HUNDRED SHOTS WERE FIRED WITHOUT EFFECT ALSO FIRED ON U. S. SOLDIERS Mexican Bandit Killed and Three Captured hy Detachment ol Cavalry. Brownsville. Texas. Sent. 3. Mexicans on the eMxican side ot the Rio Grande today fired nearly a hun dred shots at an American anny aero plane flying over Brownsville, then turned theil? guns against a squad of American soldiers guarding the Brownsville electric light plant. The soldiers returned the tire but there were no casualties. Mexican Klled BrownsvUu, Sept. 3.-A detachment of Twelfth Cavalry tonight fought four Mexicans* bandits twelve rnUes north ot here. One was hilled and the ut hers captured. -None-of tho sol diers "w<^re Ifrjured, ? "-' Brownsville, Tex.. Sept. 3.-Four hundred United States soldiers are scouring this section for the Mexi can bandits who murdered two Amer icans and escaped into tho brush after a skirmish with posses, civil ians an dsoldlera. Thc soldiers are pursuing &n a motor truck and avia tors are attempting to. locate the marauders. ConfirmatJoh of Killing. Washington, Sept. 3.-Confirma tion of the killing of two American citizens, Earl Donaldson, a farmer, arid au engineer named Smith by Mexica bandits in the Brownsville district bas been received by the war department from General Fun stou.' General Carranza will be told that the I .a tin-Amer! can-Lansing pueace plan is official. It bsa been intima ted that th? state department has been asked if the appeal was offi cial. It ls understood that Secretary Lansing will answer for the group. The department has protested against the Villa-Carranza outrage. f^Vera Crux, Sept. 8.--Henry Francis, an American newspaper man. imprisoned August 10 by the order o' Carranza, charged with distributing news hi tho United States unfavorable tb Carranza, is ito be released tonight. Carranza has issued orders to that effect. Mo explanation as to why the release orden were issued la mads public. The Washington government twice dm abided that Francis he re leased, the last .time vigorously,, it ls said. Francis is a I'ritleh subject, employed by an American concern. ENGLISH MINERS THREATEN STRIKE Pondon, Sept. S,-The govenJJ ment is threatened with fresh labor disputes which are liable to Inter fere with the production of muni tions. Tho differences .at tho /big Armstrong Armament Works at Man chester will be arbitrated, but the English coal miners, emboldened by the victory of the Welsh minera, are threatening to strike. They claim that the eight-hour act haa been in fringed on. FIVE EXECUTED AT SING SING Oaetnlng. W. T., Sept. 3.-Sive convicted murderers, two Americans, two I t?lleme and one negro, wer?? wlectroeutod at sunrise today. Thom ari Mott Osborne. Sing Sing's "Gold en Rahs*4 warden, left the prison last night and returned, today as a nate protest agahat capital - ?unten ment. The official executioner received fur the work. f harston Rank j Crew Kav?d. London, Sept. 3,-The British steamer Churston bas bean sunk. The erew lauded. PRESIDENT CAL No. 1-Blair Lee, Chairman of the He Committee on Military A ff air H. No. 3 No. I I,flinn I E. Padgett, Chairman <. mau of Senate Committee ou Naval Af President Wilson called leaders of 'ie senate and house for the most Important conference tV jf.'cpared ?ess for war so far held by this ad nlnlstration. Out of it will directly ;row, it is stated, a policy to bo fol owed in 'the coming session of iongress. This ia a statement made by Senator Tillman, chairman of the senate :omm.itJtee .on naval affairai, when ie was invited to take uart; "The .purpose.of tho conference is Ti? hesintoibg^cf the formulation of leflnlte measures and plana to be ?laced before congress at its coming session in obedience to public opinion troused ia favor of preparedness for ?rar. I predict without hesitation hat every man at the conference viii back President Wilson in any neasuro he may advocate for lncreas ag onr national defenses. JAPANESE SEND ?LLIESJIFLE3 Iritish Troops in Dardanelles Equipped Almost Entirely With Japanese Guns-Japs'. Also . Send Artillery to Russia. London, Sept. 3.-Japan is aid ing tho aUles in furnishing rifles md artillery. . It ls learned that lundreds of thousands of-rifles have seen made by tho Japanese for England. It ls understood that the ilritish in the Dardanelles are equip ed almost entirely with Japanese rons. The Japanese report that they also ?hipped artillery to Russia recently. PRISONER ESCAPES FROM GEORGIA PRISON FARM miledgevnie. Ga., Sept. 3.--Frank Wolsey, ailsa New York Harry, es caped from che state prison farm Hhursday. He was sentenced to ten reara for. dynamiting tho safe et tho iJarnett, Georgia, postofflce and had served about four years. SERBIA HAS ACCEPTED E8?JR?PB8AL& >aly Reservation ss That New Serbian Frontier Touch Greece at Some Point. Athens, Sept. 3.-Serbia has ae :epted in principle the entente pro posals for . territorial concessions to burgaria; lt is announced here, vrtth he reservatio that tno new Serbian ronlier ?hall Vet ?sin in contact with >reece at; BO roe place. The Greek ?.bamber ot deputies adjourns tomor ora antill-October fonrfceonth : -. ' Sahmarine* Active, ixindrm. Sept. 3.-The Belgian tteamer Reirmanle, 2,600 tons, and he BrtUsh steamer. Whit.- Field, 2. ?00 tods, "were stink by Gen?o*i sab narines. The crews' were Undid. S CONGRESS LEADERS F hate Committee on Coast .d?tenue*. Ko. George E. Chamberlain. l'hnlr?ian of f Hie House Conwiiltu? en Natal Ai?alH h'i??i-s No. C.Claude Kitchin. MMjorlt) Le? "The present war has taught us tho need of being pr?parent. Wo want to be prepared not so much for war as against war. At the conference I shall advocate strongly a larger ravy. We need . many moro sn bm ar Ines of the type whieu has proved most*suc cesaful in the Er.opean conflict. "I believe thij government should Reported Financial Commission era Are Coming to Arrange Hall to Billion Dollar Credit in United States. (New York, Sept. 3.-Indications| today tend to confirm the report cur. rent in Wall Street thai Groat Britain i had borrowed from fifty to a hundred millions temporarily here to- correct the exchange rato on storliug until her commissioners urrlvo and close] negotiations fer a larger credit loan. The report is neither confirmed nor j denied^ The loan, If made, is regarded mere ly as a makeshift to clarify the sit uation. Sterling rose ten cents url more at the opening and fell back I later but closed at fenr sixty-six. Estimates of British needs ?.ore plac ed the sum ac a half million With a billion as the outside sum. To fur nish this total lt is said hankers in nil chief cities will bc asked to partici pate. IIHOUSMUE DYING FROM ST, [Catholic Bishop Saya bland ol Curacoa is Turning to Desert. Chicago, Sept. 3.-Death from star vation because of four years of crop failure teces seventy-flve'.thoasand in habitants of Curacoa leland tn Dutch Wjeat' indies, according to tho Right | Revo .-nd M. 0. Vuylateke, Catholic Bishop of Curacoa, who arrived here today. He sahl there are fifty thous and negroes, fifteen thousand . in dians and three thousand Hollanders In dlstrtAS. Thc Island Ls beoornlnR a desert. .iterllag Close* *.67. New York, Sept. 3.^SterMuir clos ed at four sixty-seven. OR CONFERENCE 2 James liny, Chairman of lae HOUKO Scasje Committee on Military Affaira. No. ? Benjamin K. Tlllnan, Chair .der ol the House. al ao hav^o many more cruisers of tho fastest type possible to be built. Hut] mainly tho submarine has become the grout factor in naval warfare, and wc ehohld bc alive to its possibilities. "Tho storage battery invented by Thomas A. Edison, I am told by naval experts, will be a great asset to our submarines, making them moro ofll clohi -and leas dangerous to their crews hi that the battery does not,] gen! rate chlorine gae. "Then, too, we must provide for tho purchase, manning and care of a fleet of aeroplanes. "I do not favor a largo standing j army, but I am strongly in favor of training many moro army officers than we do, and I favor also military training for boys and youths In schools and colegas.1 .MOHR TO CHARGE PLOT Believed Attorneys for Defense Will Claim Negroes Plotted Against Both She and Dr. Mohr. Providence, R. I., Sopt. 3.--The! defense of Mrs. Elizabeth Tiffany ? Blair Mohr to tho charge that she1 plotted the death of her husband will be that both she and Dr. C. Franklin Mohr were victims of conspiracy, un less present expectations are disap pointed . In an Interview today which ended when she broke down, Mrs. Mohr declared .the belief that! the throe negroea accusing her plot ted to rob Dr. Mohr, and holds that when they broke down under grilling they hoped to mitigate their punish ment by representing thai they had i boen incited by her. The body of Dr. Mohr was placed in a receiving tomb today. Mrs. Mohr and her two j children wore present. Miss Emily j G. Burger, who was wounded when Mohr was killed, lias not yet been told of his death. SPAIN DENIES REPORT OF WARPREPARATIONi Was Said to Be Preparing fofl General Mobilization of Army in October. Paris, Sept. 3.- Premier Dato of Spain stated that the Spanish gov ernment has received nc reply from Germany, In regard to the protest j against the sinking of the Spanish j steamer, Isidore, by a Germs sub marine, eaeept that Germany lack? information. fa transmitting this, the correspon-, dent at Madrid adds, that the Spanish government denies the statements published abroad that Spain will moo nie olght hundred thousand men tn October. ENGL AN NOT C PEACE RESERVE BANKS READY TD MAKE COTTON LOANS FEDERAL BOARD ISSUES NEW REGULATIONS NECESSARY WILL DEPOSIT FIVE MILLIONS Richmond, Atlant? ?nd Dalia? Banka Each Get Above Amount to Loan. Washington, Sep?. 3.-Tho federal reserve board today Issued new regu lations authorizing federal reserve banks to give special rediscount rates on promissory notes Issued on ware house receipts for stnola agricultural products. It was stipulated that member banks availing themselves of this rate must not charge over six per cent to the borrower. Secretary McAdoo announced ho would soon deposit five millions lu gold in each of the federal reserve banks at Richmond. Atlanta, Dallas. He said lt conditions showed tbs need ot deposits elsewhere to ela in handl ing any other crop he "would extend atnmar-nftr. The new regulations are broad enough to apply to ail staple crops but it is well kn awn cotton ls the only one which has given concern lately. Tho board announced that the Atlan ta and Dallas banks have already re quested a re-discount rate of three per cent on paper approved. The announcements followed meeting? oc cupying the tune of McAdoo and the board for the most of th? last two day?. ANTI TltrST SUIT A (JA INST AMERICAN CAN COMPANY Baltimore, Sept. 3.-The American Csa company ls not a natural growth, but an artificial combination con trolling fifty per cent of the trade, according to a brief flied today by justice department officials in the .government's anti-trust suit against the company. MAJOR JOHN il. EARLE DIED THIS MORNING Greenvale Attorney Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted By Self. Greenville, Sept. 3.-Major John H. Earle, died this morning from the effects of a pistol wound inflicted by himself Wednesday night. In a sleep from which he never roused, the end esme peacefully at fifteen minutes psst seven at tho city hospital. For thirty-six hours he bad lain In a deep stupor. He rallied slightly yesterday morning but with the passing night ho began to grow weaker and weaker. Hts Hie was test ebbing away. - The news of his death brought sin cere corrow to thousands. He waa of genial disposition and of unchallenged integrity and Ms efficiency tn legal work won fo'/hltn work won tor him commendation from fellow members of the bar. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clc.k from Christ Episcopal church. The inter ment will take place, in the Earle family plot In the church cemetery. John If. Earle.was 43 yeares old is July. Ile ls a eon of the late United States Senator, Joseph H. Earle. KILLS SELF TO ESCAPE ARREST Paris, Sept. 8.-A government offi cial reported to be Involved In army frauds ta connection with the pur chase of munitions committed suicide to eaeape arrest. Warrants for other persons, for complicit? with technical agents of the army an dnsvy, have bean 'sawed aa fc result of a rigorous investigation of report of frauds in the government's conducting. TERMS TERMS NAMED BY PREMIER ASQUITH ONLY ONES ACCEPTABLE PEACE OFFER OF U. S. HOLDS GOOD But Mutt Be Assured Overtures Aie Wanted By Both Sides Before Acting. -- London, Sept. 3. -Rumora ot pesos overtures are exciting considerable ?interest hero. 1t Is stated, however, that the rumors have no foundation In any step thy the Hrltlsh or la any statement lssuod tn London from au thoritative sourcos. It is added that Kn glan il baa no present intention of making concessions other than cum orated in Asquith's speech ot Novem ber ninth,, last, when he said "the Irreducible minimum of terms include the restoration of Delirium, the secur ity of Franco against aggression, rights of oxistonce for email nations amd tho overthrow ot the Prussian military machino." Washington, Sept. S.-The United States will not make further efforts to bring about peace in Europe until it has received information that Its good offices will be -welcomed by both sidos to the conflict. This ls said au* thorltatlvcly lu o??lcial discussions of the message from Pope Benedict, de livered to the president yesterday by Cardinal Gibbons. From the fact that the Vatican is 1 in' close touch with Austria, the con struction pieced by officiais on the I pope's message ls that the Germanic powers would be willing !o discuss pearn st any terms. It ia stated by those In close touch with the admin istration that a similar word would have to be received f rem Bogland and her allies before the president would make any further moves.. The presi dent bas made it clear several times that bia first offer of services to bring peace still stands. The United S ta tas, however, will do nothing likely to en dangot its position as a friend to all belligerents. The pope's message will net be msde public by this govern ment. STANDARD OIL GIVES SIGHT HOUR WORE DAY New York, Sept. 3.-The adoption ot the eight hour day without a reduc tion in wages, made by the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey effects twenty five thousand employes. MISTRIAL IS EXPECTED IN THE lill TRIAL Jory Had Not Agreed at Midnight and Was Lucked Up For the Night. Greenville, Sept. 3.-For fourteon boura the veli of silence has shroud ed the Jury deliberating the fate of Georg? W. Tkrwell the alleged mur derer of U. Emmett Walker more than a year ago. At midnight the jury waa, locked In the Jury room for the night sud Judge Prince retired for'tbs night. The J"ry was instructed to delib erate fm the remainder ot the night. Many here predict that tbs case will result in a mistrial. Greenville, Sept. 3.-At 8 o'clock this afternoon the jury In the case pt George W. Ttdwell, on trial for the second time on the i barge of mur dering ?. Emmett Waiker, st the Carolina milla in this city, had not reached a verdict. Evidence was concluded yesterday and arguments of attorneys were made in tao after noon. Judge Prince charged the Jury this morning and the 12 men retired st 10:15.' SUBMARINE BASE AT NEW LONON . t ? ' - ? A" . Washington. Sept. S.~-4*e?retaryy Daniels announces ?hat a submarine shore base will be established at New London, Conn., as soon ss tba details are worked out. The location ls desirable on account ot its prox imity .to th* sources of submaW JO manufartu.w and repair piar.tr th NSW York and Boston. New Lon don was recommended by Capt. Grant of tho Submarine Flotilla ot Uta Atlantic fleet.