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ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1915. NUMBER 221. . ^ GEN, FUNSTON AND MEXICAN COMMANDER DENY THEIR MEN STARTED FIGHT pom?Y OF u. s. ?iOT CHANGED Troop? Will Not Be Permitted to Cross Border in Pursuit of ' Raiding Bends. Washington, Sept*. 25.-General Funston, United States commander on the border, and General Nafarette, the .Carranza commander, bot'j disclaim for their men responsibility for the fighting near"" Progreso, Texas, . yes terday. While Funston reported his men repelled 'ne raiding party which fled across the river protected by ' soldiers "in uniform" General Nafar ette asserted no Carranza troops were in vicinity. Officials here ure puzzled over the border situation. In tho report to the state from iSju war department it was asserted an armed force Invaded American territory. Carranza dlrect _ ed General Jacinto Trevino to make an investigation. Until more information is received the policy of the United States wiri remain the same. Troops are not permitted to cross the river1 in pur suit ot bandits. ri ?_ The"TiHa"*egenoy-~4ohignT explain*, ed that General Felipe Angeles waa in Washington to ut teni the propos ed peace conference. Washington, Sept. 25.-The possl-l bliitary of American troops crossing I the Rio.Grande to deal with Mexi- I cans raiding the border counties in I Tex-:: ir. *."*.r.v-d of here today as a I result of yesterday's fight between I United States soldiers and Mexicans I near Progreso, Texas. One soldier I was killed and an officer . wounded. I Four Mexicans and perhaps more, I were reported shot". The incident 1B adding, to the seri ousness ot the situation in. the eyes I of the war department officials. The I fact was reported ' by General Fun- I . sion, that several hundred uninform- I ed .Mexicans, cbifbred the retreating I raids*s. One report said that Amerl- I can army officers described some of I the raiders BB Carranza soldiers. Tho incident - ts viewed here as one of the moat serious of the mimer . ous border disturbances. -Secretary Garrison is out of tho city but report waa wired to him. Funston, however, has?ull authority. Funston's report was laid weforo Ute state department with a view of making representa tions to Carranza. From-Brownsville. Brownsville, Sept. 35^-All of the Mexicans probably -eight in number, who yesterday raided Progreso, are said to . have escaped' safely into Mexico.; Strong arqly patrols occupy, every foot of the Kio Grane*- bank 10 pre vent fl repetition. In the Interior peace officers, abd citizens have re newed their precaution to protect the isolated settlements and ranches. The escape of the raiders, across tho FAo Grande is regarded aa one of the gravest features of yesterday's battle, more especially since it is . reported that apparently several hun dred 3*?"xicans cbvored l/ieir retreat with a biiak fire, and some of tho raiders wore kakht uniforms. ,. Not Ccrransaisianl WashlnRton, Sept. 25.-Dispatches ?om General .Nafarrate to ihe Ce> " vania agency deny that Carranza troopers participated in the fighting at Progreso yesterday. Naf arrale telegraphed and an investigation dis closed that nono of thn Carranza soldiers were near the scene. German Embassy Ha Called AU San Francisco. Sept. 25,--Captain Frans vbn Papen, military attache of tho uert-an embassy at Washington who ia hers with Prince von Hats feltlt, counsellor bf the embassy de nied Uie expression "Idiotic yankees" contained in ibo ' letter entrusted to J. F. J. Aj-cbibald which a* inter' pretwl hy the British was Intended to apply the anierican people .He re ferred to Nsw Torts newspapers pub lishers which be asid "have been call BERLIN REPORTS LONG EX PECTED MOVE BY ALLIES IS UNDER WAY GERMANS CLAIM FRENCH REPULSED ? Intense Artillery Engagements Lasted Fifty Hours in Some Instances. Berlin. Sept. 25.-A German offi ciai communication says the expected Anglo-French offensive on tho wes tern front has begun after artillery preparation of great intensity lasting In some Instance fifty hours. The communication claims the northern British wing has already been repuls ed and the French also repulsed near Soucftez, 'Neuville and points between Champagne and Argonce. their re treating columns losing heavily. British Warships Aiding. London, Sept. 25.-British war ship's off the Belgian enact are aiding in tho general Anglo-French attack which London admits 1B now' under way along the greater portion of the wester;? front. The French claim great progress I in Champagne and the British bayonet attack ls still underway southeast of Armentieres, north of Vie Labsssee (canal. K "MHsrSeptf25^=.The' ailies^?r?ig i a ,-ositloa to strike quickly if Bul garia joins the Teutonic powers ac cording to tfte Petit Parisien. Tho allies, chancellors, representative?, ic la said, have been conferring during the past week as to the best means of hotting the maximum forces Into the Balkans! a's they attached little faith to Premier . RalosiavoS's de corations. There are Important re serves at Dardanelles which can be' Quickly augmented. From Paris. Paris, Sept. 25.-A Havas dis* patdhi from Athens says: Parliament will be called upon at the session next Wednesday to proclaim a martial law and declare o state of siege lu Mace donia also to take, other measures .that the situation demands: The na tional bankB advance fundo to meet the present demand. It is reported from Sofia that tho Bulgarian mobil! I tatton la being- carried out normally without enthusiasm. U.S. TROOPER MtSSIN? Private Johnson of Mt. Morris. N. Y.t Not Seen Since Battle at Progreso. Brownsville, Sept. 25.-The searer* for Prtvtitc Diehard J. Johnson, of Troop B.. Twelfth Calvary, of Mount Morris, N. Y., reported missing af ter tho fight at Progreso yesterday, was unsuccessful up to a late hour tonight. --?^Sit? Two troopers a?o were with John son during, the tight reported after ?Se firing ?eased trat could not say what became of johnson. CHICAGO PXPECTS TRW!BM. IF ?ARMENT WORKERS STRIKE Chicago, Sept. 25.--Police fur loughs were revoked today In antici pation of tho strike of forty thousand garment workers Monday which ! labor leaders say ls irtevltabie nnd will affect all members of the organi sation in the United S I? lu?. Attache Denies . Americans Idiots lng us conspirators and other objec tion? 1 epithets." He declared the I letter was tc his wife, abd only part of it wa?-published, ir all had been published, he saht a different appear ance wouid hara been given the mat ter. Captain voa Papen and Prince voa HaUfeildt laava next Tuesday for Mexico, rt Was announced that both were silent regarding that exact des tination and the object of their visit, I New Land Found by Stefansson NO CHANGES IN LOijpiON Commission Evidently Awaiting Replies From Governments tp Tentative Drafts Submitted. 1 " May Close Mattcrr Monday. New York, Sept. 25.-No change in tba Anglo-French lorn situation waa | reportes today after a short business session. No denial was made of the generally credited rumor that the commission bad submitted a rough draft of terms to. their governments and are awaiting a reply Monday. The tenatlve terms appear to he a maximum -loan of ?half billion, to be covered hy the Issue of. Joint Anglo French five year notes bearing five per cent interest and to be sold to in vestors at less than par. NEGRO HANGED ON BIRTHDAY Atlanta, Sept. 25.-Hanged on hie birthday was the last chapter in the career of Frank Northford, a Blake ly county negro convicted of murder, who went to his death on the gal lows yesterday. Oovernor Harris refused Thursday to interfere with the carrying ont of the sentence. Another, hanging which the gover nor refused to stop and which took place yesterday waa that of Joe Perron s, the Butt cour ty negro con victed of assaulting r? little girl. In thia latter case tibe governor issued a statement in which he said the report that tho condemned ne gro was only thirteen years old and a mere boy in ?tature and weight, had been fully? investigated by the prison commission and found to be erron eous. . jjflhero was a story in circulation that tinte negro was so small and so slender' that they would hate to Jae weights to hang him successfully. This too the board investigated, e.*)d the governor, and found to be utterly ridiculous. , Lomlob, Sept. 25.- The Geneva correspoudont of The Dally Mall rcr eort ?that the German admiralty ar. admitted tho loss of 38 Zeppe lins and nine parsons's from the be ginning of tho war to Attg. 1st. He adds that two Zeppelins end on? par sers! have been missing since.. Most of th? airships werb destroy ed by anti-aircraft guns ot the ai lles. Americas Babe?se* Lest. Mobile, Sept, Sept. 25.-The Amer ican schooner Maud B. Krurn, which sailed from St. Andrews, Fla., April thirtieth tor Buenos Aire*, ?baa bes? given up as lost. fihe was a vossel ot eix hundred and thirty-three tons, commanded by Captain Hutchinson. '?far Game Starts October 4, ' Washington, Sept-. 25.-Thc "war game" of the Atlantic fleet will be gin Oct. 4th, or 6th. The navy de partment announced today that tba vessels are being ordered to Hamp ton Reade for preparatory otarhaul imr. N. ?. SUBWAY CAVES AGAIN ay Over Exca t Subway Col One Woman tree . Otlters. New York, Sept. 25.-An uniden tified woman was killed, three per sons injured and twenty others thrown into the pit when section of Broadway between Thirty-eighth and T?drty-nlnth streets caved in over the excavation for tho new subway. Sev eral workmen are reported missing. The accident which was due to the weakening of supports, occurred near the heart i<f the theatre dis trict. CANAL EMPLOYES' CASE DISMISSED Contractor and Former Commis sary Agent Will Be. Tried in Panama Instead of U. S. Indianopolls, Sent. 25.-On motion of the federal district attorney, the cases of Ricarde Bermudes of Colon, Panama, a contractor and John Burke ot Indianapolis, formerly of the canal commissary, for alleged con* eplracy to defraud flhe government were dismissed. The United States was assured the men 'Would be tried In Panama courts. PHOHIBITlOli BEFORE GEORGIA LEGISLATURE Question Will Be included in Call For Extra Session to Be Con vened November First. I Atlanta, gept .2.1. -The para ago of i ?the appropriation bills. defeaizd at r?guler session, because of tho pro* bibltlon fight, and prohibition will be the principal matters named in the call for an extra session of Georgia legislature, according to aa an nouncement made by Governor Har ris tonltfit. The formal call will te issued Monday or Tuesday and will Include the state cotton warehouse, > Western and Atlantic railroad releas ing bills, revision of the ?tate game taws to protect the shrimp industry sud a revision of the automobile tax law. The session begins November flrat. ?crinen* In Swiss Territory. Parla, Sept: 25.-Wswspaper dis patches from Berne say two German Aeroplanes flew over Swiss terr HOT/ between Couffenay and Porrentry and dropped a bomb near jibe Grand Der mont farm. Injuring a child. Argentine ?ire? A?roplane. . London. Sept. 25.-The British so etsty of the Argentine has presented WlgM, army council an aeroplane which will bo named the River Plate? / '. LEAVE OF A FOR D UMB NOT SA: AMBASSADOR PENFIELD AT 1 NOTHING LESS THAN UNC AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR -NO SAFE CONDUC Washington, Sept. 25.'-Ambassa dor Penfield at Vienna '??es been In structed to make clear to the Aus trian government informally that the United Slates must insist on the re call of tho Austrian Ambassador Dumba here, and his departure "on leave of absence" v.ould not bo sat isfactory. From messages between ' Penfield and tho state department lt : is apparent that the Austrian, govern ment misunderstood the desires Of ? the United States wfren it was inti mated at first to Penfield that Aus tria might Tecali Dumba on a leave, and might desire a safe conduct for < him. Dumba himself telegrapher for such a safe conduct a few days later informing the state department that GREEK PEOPLE BY MOBILIZA BELIEVE W Athens, Sept. 25.-Although fe is not thought hostilities will follow ltn raeo^aleiyr eelieved-tn unofficial circles that war between Greece and Bulgaria cant be avoid ed eventually. ^_^ M>Mllzatlon order caused great relief throughout the country. The people apparently are glad to. ex change political uncertainty for the possibility of war. Issuance of the mobilisation decree came quickly, after the king had glinted an audience to Premier Ven i - zelos. The premier informed the king that mobilization was tho only possi ble reply to Bulgaria's move. To this the sovereign agreed, stipulating that it ifould be regarded as a defen sive measure. Tho minister of war, General Dan glls, subsequently took the decree to the palace, and the king signed it. The twenty classes cow called tb the DEFENSE OF RIGHTS Semi-Official Statement From So fia Declares Bulgaria Has No Aggressive Intentions? Loudon, Sept. 25.-A semi-official statement froa Sofia, dated Septem ber twenty-third, gives the follow ing assurances: "Bulgaria. baa not the eUgfreat aggressive intention, but is firmly resolved to defend ber rights. Bulgaria is obliged, tn view of the movements of troops effected by her neighbors, and the danger threatening from the Austro-Oeraian offensive against Serbia, tb proclaim armed neutrality. AUSTRIA* ATTElTPrE?PTO BLOW UP LIMESTONE PLANT Altoona, Penn.. Sept. 25.-George Veriion/jta, an Austrian, has been Jailed Itero on the chargo ot attempt ing to dynamite the plant of the Carl I m Limestone Co. Toe company has been furnishing limestone and eteel to the mills whore munitions for the alll?a ar? made. _ . . Ho Bxtra Hessian Likely. Washington, Sept. 25:-Tho indi cations are that there will tx no special session of the senate. The president's closest advisers are said to have ad vied him Shat public Sen timent ls against prohibition. It it believed ho will decide net to celt the senate. Stormi ls Carrt?c Washington, Sept. 25.-There ls a disturbance over r?o Carrtbean sea apparently in the central part;* this morning, southwest of Jamie's, th? weather burean announced. It is moving toward the YtteaUuvchannel. The storm ls apparently increasing bi intensity. NSGAlS NY POW VERN FI BS?NCB A WOULD r/SFY 17. S. HENNA IS INFORMED THAT ONDITIONAL RECALL OF WILL BE ACCEPTABLE r GUARANTEE YET. he had been granted leave. No ac tion was taken on 'ivis request but it was forwarded to Ambassador Pen? field. Tho answer sent to Penfield has not been disclosed but he has been ad vised to make it clear that Dumba's usefulness as Austrian aiu.~ooador to the United States, ha s ceased, and If he ls given merely "a leave of ab sence," be will nevertheless still re mata acr edited. The rig?;it of the government to de mand the recall of an ambassador be cause of personal acts ls unquestion ed ander International -law. Accord ing to officials, if Austria persists in refusing to recall Dumba passports could be handed him. RELIEVED TION ORDER; fAR IMMINENT colors are In addition to tour classes already under arms. The seml-otficlai newspaper Pairie of Athens, says the military measurer undertaken by Greece show a decision bas been reached to meet Bulgaria's move energetically and without delay. It adds that the intention of Greece is to defend her own rights and c ful fill her duty to support Serbia. London, Sept. 25.-Reuters Moscow correspondent says Bulgarians there refused to obey the mobilization order telegraphing the king, that to.ey wont fight against Serbia. . Agreement Reached. Athens, Sept. 25.-King Constan tine and Premier Venlzelos, were in conference today and reached a com pleto agreement regarding both steps already takn by the government and measures demanded to meet the Bal kan situation. These measures include mainten ance ot Greece treaty obligations. ROCKEFELLER RELIEF GOMMISSIOH REPORTS Spent Nearly Million for Relief of Belgians and Investigations in Poland and Serbia. New York, Sept. 25,-The expendi ture of nearly a million dollars for relief for Belgium, the appropriations of fonds for medical work and the Investigation of conditions in Hol land, Poland and Serbia ts the work done by the war relief commission ot the Rockefeller Foundation in Eu rope up to January first, nineteen fifteen. COBB LEADS MAJOR LEAGUERS AT BAT Colcago, Sept. 26.-Cobb leads the American league In batting, .337, and Itt base stealing, 89, which is a new American records, scoring total base hitting with 261. Fournler and Collins are batting second with .322; Sneaker or.Boston is third with .320. Ruth of Boston with 17 and 6 leads the pitchers. Foster, Shore and Leonard ot.Boston, follow. National batters: Doyle, .321; Lu derus of Philadelphia, .319; Hinch man of Pittsburgh, .310. Tonay of Cincinnati, Alexander ot Philadelphia snd Maru maux of Pittsburgh leads the pitchers. Federal batters: Kauf, Brooklyn. .314; Magee of Brooklyn, .896; Fis cher of Chicago. .320. Siena Striken JaauUea. Kingston, Jamaica. Sept. 26.-It is feared here that the western section of the island was hit by the full force of the tropical blow which swept Jamaica today. High winds have pre vailed at Kingston for the past twen ty-four hours and telegraph commuai cations with the rest of island are cat off. HAVE ONLY TO RECAPTURE DUBNO TO RECLAIM V?L HYNIAN TRIANGLE FRENCH AIRMEN ACTIVE IN WEST Situation ia Dardanelles Unchag ed-Mobilization Proceeding in Greece and Bulgaria. London, Sept. 25.-Except in the north where Dvinsk is under a heavy attack the Russians seem to bo turning thc battle tide. A stubborn battle ls in progress for the impor tant position north and south, of the Niemen river, including the railroad Junction southwest of -Minsk. Around Plnsk and In Volhynla and Galicia the Russians appear in the ascendency. With Lutsk In their possession they only have Dubno to recapture to reclaim the Volhynlan fortress triangle. It is TC ported timi forty-five thous and Austrian prisoners passed through Kiev between September sec ond and twentieth. In the west French airmen dropped forty bombs on the station at Met*. Artillery fighting continues although Berlin claims the allias have hagan a new offensive. The situation is un changed lu the Dardanelles. With mobilization proceeding in both Bulgaria and Greece the Greek klug, Constantino, and Premier Yenisei es are said to have reached an agree ment on the Grecian course. Greece ta to maintain the tcwij with Serbia calling for Greek al'" if Burgaria at tacks Serbia. Berlw reports the threatened spttt in ehe Bulgaria cabi net has bee averted. Bulgaria will maintain he*- policy ot mobiitez/Jon. London, Sept. 25.-Russian posi tions from V?na to the Gallclan fron tier appear g-^atly improved. Three distinct vic to rid* are recorded at widdy scattered pointa on the eastern ?front. This mitigates the uneasiness felt in England regarding the Bulgar ian attitude. The situation is favorable ta the far north. The Russians are resisting Hindenberg's men with characteris tic stubborness, but the admission that fighting is proceeding at Qmeltn, three miles from Novo, Alexandrovlsk, indicates that the ?, -"roaches of the latter town are in '.he hands of the Germsne and tia 'ate of Dvinsk is in doubt. East of Yilna and north of Plnsk. and the vicinity of Lutsk, the Russians scored i ea vi ly. The Ger mans characterize ?heir reverses east' of Vllna and at Vilnaika railway Junc tion as Ota temporary character, not withstanding the loses of guns and prisoners. Near Pinsk Mackensen was thrown back In an ec garnant that has shaken his grip In the city. Further south the Russians holding Lutsk, are pressing their advantage, and seem to be assuming domtnacy on the southern end of the Une In a manner recalling the fighting ot lait spring. Athens states that mobilization ls proceeding. Thousands ot mea ate already in uniform. Fighting la Frasee. Paris, Sept. 25.-There hss been no cessation in the continued artil lery rctlvity on the battle line in France according to an official state ment. Artillery engagements took? place in tho Artois district south of the river Somme; north ot Cte Aisne, and atong the canal from the Alane to the Marine, in Champagne. The German attack near Manhoff yesterday was completely aspulsed. A cquadron ot French aeroplanes bombarded a Mets railroad staUon. In the Dardanelles tbs last week was comparatively quiet. A Turkish attack on the French front was re pulsed. . Amsterdam, Sept. 25.-British warships again bombarded the Bel gian town of Zeebrugge this morning. Sree ships engagedand flashes of dr guns were-vi st bte on the Dutch coast. H tr?n? Sesee!. Raleigh, Sept. 26.- Strange, but the first moonlight school in Wake county **1H be siartcd at Sunrise school. Mr. WUuam O'NeUl, school commltseman, ls making extensive preparations for the opening on Oc tober 1. Superintendent Giles is also tn touch with Mr. Eavp, school com mitteeman, wno is very sarto us to es tablish. XaJorR. F, gcaeaek. Shelby, N. C.. Sept. 2?.-Major B. F. Schenck, a war veteran and pioneer conon manufacturer died here today.