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wirer ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1915. NUMBER 203. ALL DAY BATTLE NEAR HID ALGO, TEXAS, ENDS IN DEFEAT OF MEX ICANS BELIEVED TO BE CARRANZA'S MEN Withdrew From River After Un successful Attempts to Cross -One Trooper is Wounded. *! ? ? MEXICANS MASSING +1 ? AT SCENE OF BATTLE ? ? - * ? Brownsville, Sept. 4.-It is + ? reported thal Mexicans are * ? massing at tibe scene ol todays ? ? battle. It ia not Know whcth- * ? er any cf them are Carranza ? ? soldier*'. ? Brownsville, Texas, Sept. 4.-The battle between eighty United States cavalrymen aided by Texas rangers and armed citizens, waged practically all day across the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas, ended'late today. At least ten Mexicans are known tx> be dead and probably ac many more bodies are lying in tho dense, brach. Ono American trooper-was injured. At four o'clock the ?^xtcce wlt1:* drew from the' south bank and h'd Jai' hcuBh. Apparently they awaited an opportunity to cross. The injured American was John Salvini, ? pri vate of Troop D. Third Cavalry.' Cap tain Prank R. McCoy, who command ed the American forces, returned from Bis mission tonight. He report ed tin dead Mexicans Been, with prob ably as many in the brush. ? UnofSelat reports placed the Mexi can dead at twenty-live or tfttrty. The number of Mexicans engaged was pieced at forty. When the fighttng ended tho Americans held three cross ings. 'V 4. J The Mexicans made no attempt to CJ06B but ppread out through the brush for two tullen. Ft. Bro wt. Troops Under Arms. Brownsville, Sept. 4.-All United States sold!ers"were ordered to arms at Fort Brown tonight- An organis ed invasion, at Borne lower border point ?a feared. Brownsville. Texaa. Sept. 4.---Forty Cai ran/a soldiers rived across the Rio Grande al American ranchmen and Texnu rangers near Hidalgo. Texas. acoTdtng io a report or Captain Mc Coy, commanding the cavalry de partment at Mission, Texas. All available cavalry is ?being rushed to tho frr.eno. Today's firing ocurred at tho -same place where a party ot Mexican* ciOBSod Uie river and loot ed several etores. Soldit-ra and armed citizens eon tinuo to search for tho Mexican band that is rpornling north of hero. There l.ave been no more clashes. A searching ponses found two bombs toft by the Mexicans, both were filled with iron bolts. Brownsville, Sept. 4.-J. Z. 0;.rza. tho . Carama consul boro informed General Bullara in command ?r the United Btates border patrol, that he had requested a strong patrol io' be maintained on the Mexican side of the border to prevent further raids. He denied thai Carranza, wldtera fired on an American aeroplane yesterday. Fire Ai* Lost ht Fire. Ban Francisco, Sept. 4.-Fire de stroyed a Ban Francisco ?ivas dormi tory at the Catholic orphanage with a loas of at least Otto lires. Men Who Robber Believed To Be l Postal Inspec " ' ;. Greenville, Sept. 4.-rhrec white then, answering f ie description of the men who ble? opeb the'safe of the Standard Oil Co., a few nights ago, .?ere arrested In Charlotte this xuorn Jhjt on .the tnstK?tion of the postal authorities tor robbins a safe In Char lotto recently. The authorities in Charlotta claim to have cauftbt the advance man. so to speai. who goes a*ead e? tb*'*ffci o* yessmeu and looks over new ter MEXICANS 1 LE WITH C FOREIGN INI WORKTOBL FOR PE A C THIS FACT NECESSITATED DEC BY ADMIRAL CAPERTON WON'T DISCLOSE PI Washington, Sept. 4.-Foreign in fluences in Haiti, working to block tbe United States' plans to pacify the republic and rehabilitate its finances made necessary tho declaration of ' martial law at Port Au Prince and practically all but two of the coun try's open ports. Rear Admiral Capcrton explained that the action was taken today because the situa tion was beyond the control of the .local authorities. The state depart I mont, because of Its international poli ! cy, won't disclose information. There have receutly been reports that the ac tivities of foreign agents caused the state department to 'hurry the policy I of American finan Mal control. WILD SCENES At ?Root Declares- Adjournment of Constitutional Convention Amid Clamor for Action on Living Wage Law. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 4 -There were exciting scenes at the close ol the New York Constitutional conven tion tonight.- President Root declar ed an adjournment until Tuesday while friends and foes of the proposal to permit the legislature to enact a living wage Jaw for women and chil dren clamored for a vote. Tuesday consideration will be giv en to the work of the revision com mittee and a vote on the wage pro position. Final adjournment will bo had Friday or Saturday. AM RETREAT IS BY FLAMES Austrian Officer Says Their Re treat is Masterpiece of Destruction. Geneva, Sept. 4.-The Lausanne Gazette .publisher .a letter from an Austrian oilier f.?htihg on tho east ern front, In which ho Bays, "The Rus sian retreat la a masterpiece of terri fying, systematic devastation which recalls the days of 1812. There is an .immense sea of flamee behind the re tiring -Russian armies, caused by the burning of '..onset, and crops. General Mischenho is followed by well organ ized attachments cf Cossacks, whose duty lt to burn everything behind the ?army and they accomplish their task impartially. i Tennessee Lynching. Dresden, Tenn., Sept. 4.-A negro named Wilson charged with entering th? room of Mrs. James Wi ii tr, at Greenfield, baa bern lynched by hang ing. The Judge and sheriff prevented ene attempt to lynch bim last night. d Greenville Safe Same Caught By 'tors At Charlotte rito ry. This man Answers the de scription of s man who stayed in the Cripple Greek section for three or four days before the Stae?ard Oil company robbery, posing aa a pauper. Tho :Jfht .belora the. robbery, the man ap plied at the police station for a night's lodging, which was gives him. Sheriff Rector ii .expecting a mes set? from darlot;*' whlen will es j tabllsh 'whether or not these met) ure I tbt' ones wanted lix Greenville. FLUENCES ?CKPLANS EIN HAITI : LA RATION OF MARTIAL LAW -STATE DEPARTMENT LANS FOR FUTURE France ls among the largest of Hai ti's creditors. She has indicated she .wonM approve any steps the United States takes. Port An Prince, Sept. 4.-Fjear Ad miral Capter ton. commanding the United States expedition force . bas proclaimed martial law here. In the proclamation Admiral Captcrton sa yb that the Haitain government-is con fronted with . conditions lt cannot control, and measures different from those before are necessary now. All citizens aro requested to pursue their usual vocation and thc people are assured that their lives und property will be protected. III HOUR CASE II i iii Negroes Repudiate Alleged Con fession and Charges Made Against Mrs. Mohr-Police Ad mit Confession Was Not Signed. Providence, H. I., Sept. 4.-A new turn was given the case of Mrs. Eliz abeth Mohr, whom the police claim, instigated the murder of her hus band, Dr. C. Franklin Mohr, today when three negroes repudiated their alleged confession. They claimed they never confessed committing the crime or accused Mrs. Molhr. Police Chief Eiobblns of Barrington tonight said as far as he knew the negros nr.-er signed a confession.' Their re pudiation was in the form of a state ment to newspaper men. Seeking More. Evidence. Providence, Sept,. i._-Prosecuting officials are seeking for additional evi dence to support the charge ot incit ing to murder against Mfa. Elizabeth Mohr, accused hy three negroes ol hiring them to kill her husband. They are searching for two men, who. lt ls understood, overheard a conversa tion between ttro motorcyclists. It lt reporte dthat two of the negroes inf c.'Ved rode to the scene on motor CU'.lSS. Negrees Make Denial. Providence, Sep*. 4.-Denial that they confessed f*? murdering Doctor Franklin Mohr was made, to thc As sociated Press by Georgo Healis, Hen ry -spellman, and Victor" Brown, the negroes who Che police say previously, had admitted that they killed the physician at tb o intigation ot Mrs, ?Mohr. Two Mitton Damage Caused By Flames Which Wer? Still Raging at Midnight Newport News, Va.. Sept. 4.-? Twelve men aro bel levied io have per ished and two million dollars worth of damage dono hy t'.re which de stroyed tho local office* of the I Ches peake and Ohio Itt llroid and a large prain elevator here tonight. It wai not under control at midnight. ? + <">?*?+?**.?.?.' *+???*.*? J ? FOUR KtLLKD ?J? 4 ? TORNADO IN GEORGIA ? ? Marshall vile. Ga., Sent. d ? 4.-3YWT nijgnr/f* wero killed <. ? abd,-heavy prcprrtr damage * wrought ,b; a tornado which .* ? swept a prdh a hundred yards * ? wide th roi ?fe this town todsy. < ? * The German Wh Prince leopold of BsTnrin. Prince Leopold of Bavaria was the German general who took Warsaw. His army waa the first within the FATE C RUSSIANS FIGHTING DESPEA GROUND-ARE IN FLIC PURSUERS ALONG VI SITUATION Stl London, Sept. '4.--The Russians have stiffened their resistance and the Germanic allies are forced to fight for every yard. At some places, boweverj the Russians continue their retire ment, others being driven back. Just below Riga gulf on north, ? big battle ls on for possession of the river Dvina. The Germans occupy the western bank between Lennewa da and Friedrichstadt. If the advan tage gained hero Is pressed to a con clusion lt mitfht result in the evacua tion ot Riga. The forces are hotly engaged from FrledrichBtadt to the Prfpet marshes. The/Russians - aro Inflicting heavy losses on their pursuers along Vilua river while they are being pressed back and tho town of .Viloa, already evacuated by civilians will probably soon be iq German hands. South of Pripet marshes another series ot 'battles is being fought. Th Russians along tho Styr and Sorell, rivers are making a'stubborn ats un. The Teutons, uowever, forced a cross lae of .the Sereth at its jpneth ? with tho Dniester ss now only a very :?ar ro.v strip o? Galicia remains iu Rus sian hands. Finding it impossible to make head way In frontal attacks on the for tresses of Du bro and Rovno. the Ger mans ate trying to turn these posi tion? from the south. They claim to have broken through tho Russian line. It ls apparent, (however, that the Russians are fairly safe from any turning movement unless the Qtrmann qudokly throw a strong force Jcross the Ovina, sou Ceas t of Riga. Artillery bombardment of German trepches continues In thc weat. Both sides claim successes on ""tho Austro Italian front. The Balkan capitals are discussing the Austro-German invasion Rumania, wit nor without declaration of war, as a probability. Because ot this it it expected efforts to open the Dardanelles, will bo re doubled. London, Sept. 4.-In the absence of ; mat ked changes on. any battle front I the $ritts'? public !?, again turning at tention to thc diplomatic situation in fha hear east, and. rumors of tenta tive efforts In the direction ot peace negotiations. I It ls announced officially in M*?n. j tba*, ?. fins? draft o* Serbia's anewor io Took Warsaw )F RIGA ATELY FOR EVERY YARD OF TING HEAVY LOSSES ON ULNA RIVER-BALKAN ILL UNSETTLED to the note ot the quadruple entente is ready, and will be presented short* ly/ It is presumed here that the re ply will be favorable in regard to concession? to Bulgaria, although lit tle hope is entertained that Serbia will grabt her late enemy all the ter ritory demanded in Macedonia. Advices from Sofia Indicate that unless all of Macedonia Is ceded, there ts little chance for reestablishing the Balkan league. Com pilan co -with the program of the allies means partici pation in the war, while an agreement to the request of the central powers implies merely a ' friendly neutrality, expressed in permitting shipments of m imitions through Bulgaria to the TurkB. Peaee Discussion. Although it has been established rather definitely that London has no part In the Initiation of formal peace discussions, it ls plain that official circles are keenly Interested in n**wa .of activity In this direction. There are straws in tho v-!nd that indicate j that what arc designated as "prvper peace overtures" on the part of Ger many will meet with consideration. Tho public, however, which ls not so ?well informed a? die ' government probably would consider Buch over tures as premature. Paris officially reports Intense ar tillery activity near Arras. Military observers believe ?.bat a continuation of this bombar?menl might moah that the frenoh intend to ns-mme a rigor ous offensive'oa tbs western lines. ' Petrograd, tn the latest statement admits the Russians have retired to .tho north bank of t'ir Dvina, in the section whore a desperate struggle to protect Riga and tho road to Petro griu? ls lu progress. The Russians claim to have gained some ground north of Vllna. The Germans have been unable to make ' much progress in. this section of late. A dispatch from Christiana states that a German submarine of a new type much larger than ?my seen be fore was observed oft the Norviy coast. This is regarded in Berlin ss confirming the reports that Germany [Intends placing in cctntntsbtda super 180111.4111068 far excelling the best of I others. Tart: Report. Constantinople, Sept, 4.-Turkish successes tn minor engagements aro announced in an official bulletin. U. S. MAI STEPS T BORDER HURRICANE III GULF STRIKES FLORIDA COAST HEAVY DAMAGE EXPECTED BETWEEN TAMPA AND PENSACOLA. STORM PASSES BERMUDA ISLAND Indications Are That It Will Break in Mountains of Georgia ?nd Tennessee. Washington, Sert, i.-The Went In dian hurricane .vaIch invent aorosB the Gulf .ot Mexico and struck inland to day on the western Florida coast centered tonight tn the southwest At lantic. There were indications that K would break up In the mountains ot northern Georgia and eastern Tennes see. Officials thought there wa? some damage between Tampa and Pensaco la. There were heavy rains and 'alga winds In Georgia and Alabama. Washington, Sept.-4.-The weather bureau announced that the center of the tropical hurricane from the suit would strike the coast near the month of Apalachicola river, probably this afternoon, and predicted that lt will dimmish in intensity as it moves in land. Reports from Cedar Keys says that the water is up to the main street and the wind blowing a.gale. Hamilton, Bermuda, Sept. 4.-Ber muda-A severe gale swept over Ber muda last night. Electric lights, tel ephones and power service are disor ganized. The steamer Bermudian with 200 Americans aboard is delayed in port. Tampa, Sept. 4.-Reports of storm damage along the coast north of Tampa began to come in. A quarter mlle of tho south end of Sand Rey waa washed away causing, property loss but no life loss. A launching party of six Florida people is missing from Tarpon Springs since yesterday morn KEW ?XSI?II CAN [CROSS ATLANTIC 'Secretary Daniels Announces That Four Super-Submarines Ar? Being Built. Washington, Sept. 4.-Four new types of submarines capable of crossing the Atlantic under their own power without need of more supplies, similar to those sent to England from Montreal, arc being built by the United fitstes, Secretary Daniels announced today. Mr Daniels intimated that three submarinos of tho F-4 type would bo "Junked" or radically overhauled to make them cafe. Secretary Daniels and President Wilson will ecifor on Labor Das regarding tho demand of increased psy for the men in the Washington navy yard and the secretary's plans of naval expansion. Ti div ell Gets S For Murder of J WiU Appeal 1 Greenville, Sept. 4. -After delib erating a day and night the Tldwell Jory this morning at 9:50 found the gray-haired slayer of boyish Emmett Walser guilty of manslaughter with recommendation to the mercy of the court. Pefore passing sentence Judge Prince stated that the facts in the case-ir tho witnesses told the truth, if the defendant told the troth-made a case ot technical murder, sad the fact that the Jury convicted Tldwell , of manslaughter showed only that it r TARE 0 STOP TROUBLE RAIDS PRACTICALLY AMOUNT TO GUERRILLA WAR. FARE ALREADY SITUATION IS GROWING WORSE Mexican Military Commanders Deny Their Men Took Part in Raids. Washington. Sttpt. 4.-Tho border .raids which aro -now approximately guerrilla warfare between the Mexi cans and United States troops and Texas rangers over the shadow of the Mexican political situation, in the v*aw of .American officials, hare be come a monaco to the already strain ed relations between these two coun tries. Although Funston has practically all of the mobile forces tn the United States under (his command, today's reports of the firing acres* the fron tier and encounters with raiders led to discussion among officials aa to whether some more positive measures should not be taken. Army officers recalled that Taylor took stern steps t-. i84G to quell a similar situation. The.-? were no oflUcal advices to support the reports that Mexican troops tire massing along the north east Texas border. However, tho question ol protecting the lina I* re garded with growing apprehension. Military commanders there deny tfhat any of their mtiix are among the raid ers. It has been reported that some of those killed wore uniforms. Carranza'a reply to the Patt-Ameri can peace appeal is still lacking. Among hlB supporters here lt is pre dicted it will be a rejection. ZEPPELINS CHS ll RE? TERROR Former Newspaper Maa Arriving in N. Y. Says Admiralty Mis states Kamber of Deaths. New York, Sept. 4.--JRe*eut Zep pelin raids over London and nearby cities have created a reign ot terror along the east coast of England, ac cording to a former newspaper-man. who arrived today on the Saxonia. "In a raid Aug. 17th," he said, "Zeppelins hovered over the. Liver pool Street ralllway station in Lon don, the greatest station in England, had showered bombs. "The admiralty," be continuel, "issued a statement to t?e efie?t that the east aunties bad been raided with the IOSB of ton lires, but a steamship official who lives ht the raided district said he saw personal ly tn London 30 victims of Zr.jv 11ns In cue morgue. He saw m?ay wrecked houses on the streets around the station. Six were killed when a bomb crashed through the orof ot a public House nesrby." mjm FUTcaiTY STAKES Now York, Sept. 4*-Thundered, owned by Harry Payne Whitney, run ning under the colore bf 1. S. Thomp son, won the 125,000 futurity stakes. The distance was nix furlongs straightaway. The wlnnerV. sh?re of the purse was seventeen thousand. He carried a hundred and twenty-two pounds and was ridden by Joe Netter. Drome came in second and Achieve ment third leven Yeats Emmett Waiker; Supreme Court wss moved by tbs same sympathies that now moves bim. Ho sentenced hin, to be confined in the state peni tentiary at hard labor for a period ot seven yes.-s. The Tidweli csse will be appa>'>.l for a second ihm? vo the rupreme court of South Ca.-ollna. After the de fendant's coaVction of manslaughter, today. Attorney Price gave notice that he would apperl the case. Jhd?e Prince grsnted the defendant ball tn the sum of $5,00. Tidweli wll> be . released Monday morning.