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NEW BRITAIN,. CONNECTICUT:-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1915TWELVE PAGES.
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GERMANS NEARER
i RUSSIAN BALTIC
'.,.' PORT OF RIGA
Teutons Capture Bridgehead at
FriedricMadt, on the
River Dvina
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KAISER'S FORCES TAKE
OVER 3,000 PRISONERS
All Forts of Grodno Now In Posses-
sion of Teutons and Czar's Troops
Are Retreating Eastward Particu
lar Violent Artillery Engagements
In The . West Believed Allies Con
template Ofllensive There.
German troops fighting toward the
Russian Baltic port of Riga have won
a notable victory in the capture of
the bridgehead at Freidrichstadt, on
the River Dvina, about 40 miles from
Riga, Germany army headquarters
announces today.
Petrograd yesterday admitted that
the Russians had withdrawn across
the Dvina at a point near Linden aft-
; er a stubborn battle.
I Captured 3,300 Prisoners.
' i , In taking the Friedrichstadt posi
tion the Germans captured more than
' 8,800 prisoners, including 37 ameers.
All the forts of Grodno are now
In possession of the Germans and the
Russians are retreating eastward.
They left six heavy guns to the Ger
mans . and 2,700 of their men were
taken prisoners.
' Petrograd military observers ex
press belief that the German aim to
take possession of the Riga-Dvinsk
v? Rail way line on the northerly bank
.of the Dvina, capture Vilna and like
, 'wise the Fortress of Rovno far to the
south, near Lutsk, which recently was
f captured, and then entrench for the
'autumn and winter.
Intense activity of the artillery con
tinues to be reported from the fight
ing 'front in France. Paris alludes to
the. latest engagements as of ""par
ticular .violence."
.Military observers abroad incline to
the ' belief that the persistent bom
bardment of German positions pres
, ages an offensive more by the en
tente allies in the west.
Russians Gala Ground.
North , of Vilna, where the German
lines have apparently made little pro.
gress of late, the Russians claim to
have continued the offensive opera
tions and gained ground against the
Germans, with the capture of more
than a dozen machine guns and 300
"prisoners.
The Balkan problem still is in an
unsolved state and there are no signs
that the situation will definitely shape
itself within the next few days.
Germans Make Advance.
. Berlin, Sept. 4, - via London. The
German army engaged in the battle
for possession of the Russian port of
. Riga has won another important vic
' tory. Army headquarters announced
today the capture of the bridgehead
at Friedrichstadt, on the Dvina about
forty miles below Riga. The Ger
mans captured 57 officers and 5,325
men.
TAKE Z WAR. ......
French Official Report.
Paris, Sept. 4, 2:35 p. m. Particu
t larly violent artillery engagements
f took place yesterday northeast and
1 south of Arras and at other points be
tween the Oise and the Aisne, ac
cording to announcement made today
by. the French war office.
The text of the communication follows:
"Yesterday saw artillery engage-
ments of particular violence north-
east and south of Arras: in the sec
tors of Rollincourt, Wallly and Bret'
encourt, as well as between the Oise
and the Aisne in the region of Quen-
nevieres and near Nouvron.
German Works Damaged.
"In the environs of Vauquois we ex
ploded several mines, which serious
ly damaged the works of the enemy.
"There is nothing to report from
the remainder1 of the front."
Serbia's Answer Ready.
London Sept. 4, 12:31 P. M. In the
absence of marked changes on any
of the battle fronts, the English pub
lic has again turned its attention to
the diplomatic situation in the near
east and to rumors of tentative ef
forts in the direction of peace negotiations.
It is announced officially at Nish
that the final draft of Serbia's answer
to tne note ox the quadruple entente
is ready and will be presented short
ly. It-is presumed here that the re-
-ply, on the whole, will be favorable in
regard to the concessions to Bui
aria, although little hope is enter
talned that Serbia will grant her late
- enemy all the territory demanded in
Macedonia., '
Must Concede Macedonia,
v Advices from Sofia indicate that un
t less the whole of Macedonia is con
ceded there is little chance of ; re-
e3tt.blishm.eht of the Balkan League
It is nointed "out in official circles at
''"tbb Bulgarian capital that compli
CCe Wltn (.liw viugituu oi nits en ten
RUSSIANS BURNING
HOUSES AND CROPS
Austrian Officer Says Retreat is Mas
terpiece of Systematic Devastation.
Which Recalls That of 1812.
Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday,
Sept. 1, Via. Paris, Sept 4, 11 a, m.
(delayed in transmission). The Lau
zanne Gazette publishes a letter from
an Austrian officer fighting on the
eastern front, in which she says:
"The Russian retreat is a master
piece of terrifying, systematic devas
tation which recalls the retreat of
1812. There is an immense sea of
flames behind the retiring Russian
armies caused by burning houses and
crops. General Mischenko is followed
by well- organized detachments of
Cossacks whose duty it is to burn
everything behind the army. They
accomplish their task implacably.
"When the Honveds tried to enter
Krylow in pursuit of the Russians
every street was aflame. They were
unable to pass through the huge fur
nace and lost many precious hours in
going round the town by indirect
roads across fields.
"When the Austro -Hungarians ar
rived at Vladimir-Volnyskyi they
found the town burning, and the town
of Verba also was blazing. Every
village on the Volynskyi Plain as far
as Kovel was in flames. The Austro
Hungarian troops had no shelter for
days.
"The roads are indescribably cut
up and obstructed. Convoys arrived
a day and a half late. It would take
fifty soldiers to draw one cart out of
a mud hole.
"Thousands of men worked upon
repairs on the railway from Sokol to
Vladimir- Volnyskyi and if the road
had not been repaired in time we
would have met with disaster."
BURGLAR PUTS UP
STUBBORN BATTLE
But Is Subdued by East Ber
lin Constable After
Hard Battle.
Constable Andrew Lawrence of
East Berlin captured a burglar who
gave his name as Albert Roy of
Aberdeen South Dakota, aged 28
years, 'attempting to rob the baggage
room and ticket office of the East
Berlin depot last night abduut
o'clock after a hard battle. Taking
advantage of Constable Lawrence
while he had his gun lowered Roy
made a futile attempt to gain his
freedom while the officer of the law
was searching him. The prisoner
was not subdued until the constable
struck him a blow behind the left
ear which stunned him. The prison
er showed no more fighting spirit and
was locked up in the town jail.
Roy was arraigned before Judge
George G- Griswold in the Berlin
town court this morning and pleaded
guilty to attempted burglary. Prob
able cause was found and he was
bound over to superior court under
bonds of $1,000-
John Teradina, while passing the
depot last evening saw a man sneak
out of the place with a gum slot ma
chine. . He watched the man carry
the machine to the bridge shop yard
nearby and leave it there. The
stranger then approached the . depot
again and putting his shoulder to
the window of the baggage room
broke it in. The crash of the glass
could be heard for some distance
and fearing detection Roy hid him
self under the station platform for
several minutes.
Teradina at once set out in haste
to the home of John P. DeMore, sec
tion foreman for the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad, and
informed him the depot was being
burglarized. DeMore sent Teradina to
call Constable Lawrence while he ran
to the Bridge shop where he secured
a gun and awaited the constable
Together they stealthily crept to the
depot Where they watched Roy rifl
ing the desks in the ticket office
having gained entrance by breaking
in a panel in the door. He was or
dered to throw up his hands by the
constable which he did, in the mean
while coming out through the win
dow by which he had gained entrance
Constable Lawrence then put aside
his gun and commenced to search
the man. The fight and the sub
mission of the prisoner followed.
STRDXE AT TORRINGTON.
Torrington, Sept. 4. Over 900 men,
practically the entire force at the
plant of the Hendey Machine com
pany,' walked out at 8 o'clock this
morning. They are striking for an
eight hour day, fifteen per cent, in
crease in wages and time and a half
for overtime. A petition for these
concessions was circulated through
the shop and at a meeting held
Thursday evening a committee was
narhed to present the demands to the
company. The demands were pre
sented yesterday but were refused by
the company.;; The decision to strike
was reached at a meeting held last
night.
(Continued on Third Page.)
NEGRO LYNCHED.
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 4. A negro
named Wilson was lynched last night
near Dresden for a crime against a
white woman; after the circuit judge
and the sheriff had once taken him
from a mob. .
CARRANZA SOU IERS
FIRE ACROSS BIRDER
American Ranchman and Texas
Rangers Target ior Shots
CAYALRY RUSHED T0 SCENE
State Department Has No Ajivices to
Substantiate Reports That I Mexican
Troops Are Concentrating: Alons
Border in Northern Mexico'
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 41 -Forty
Carranza soldiers today fired! across
the Rio Grande on an Aimerican
ranchman named Drew at GJavazos,
four mile,s west of Old Hidalgo Texas.
This report was received aft Fort
Brown at 1 1 o'clock today from Capt.
McCoy, commanding United States
cavalry at (Mission, Texas. J
They also fired on a party of Texas
Rangers near the same place(. All
available cavalry is being rushed to
the scene. i .
The New Britain Herald will
be published as usual on
Jjabor Day.
MEXICANS FIRE ON
ARMY AEROPLANE
More Troops for Border..
Galveston, Tex.,. Sept. 4. Thel 19th
U. S. Infantry, first troops of the sec
ond division to get away to the Mex
ican border, left here last night.. Jour
companies will go to Del Rio, while
six companies will be added to the
garrison at Fort Sam Houston, Sari
Antonio.
The Fourth Infantry is expected to
leave today for Harlingen and the
Sixth Cavalry will follow on Tuesday.
U. S- Machine Flying1 Over Browns
ville, Texas, Target for 100
Shots.
Brownsville, Sept. 4. Mexicans on
the Mexican side of the Rio Grande
late yesterday fired nearly a hundred
.shots at an American army aeroplane
flying over Brownsville, and then
turned their guns against a squad of
American soldiers on guard at the
Brownsville electric light plant.
When the firing started, the soldiers
got behind shelter and returned the
fire- There were no casualties.
Lieutenants Joseph G. Morrow and
B- Q. Jones were in the aeroplane.
This was the second time within, two
days that a United States army aero
plane was fired upon. The aviators
did not know they had been fired on
until they landed.
United States soldiers at Los Tul
itos ranch, twenty miles north of
here, have captured and were hold
ing for investigation ten Mexicans
supposed to be members ; of a raiding
gang.
United States cavalry and infantry
and posses of county officers and cit
izens, tonight, continued a search for
outlaw Mexicans through the section
of country eleven miles from here,
where two Americans were murdered
yesterday- . The list of bandits dead
stood at six tonight, thought others
f probably have been killed and not
reported-
Lansing Answers Carranza,
Washington, Sept. 4. Formal, no
tice that the signers of the Pan
American appeal for peace in Mexico
acted in their official capacity as rep
resentatives of their governments in
affixing their names to the documents
was on its way today to General Car
ranza. The notification was in answer to
Carranza's inquiry as to whether the
signers of the appeal were acting in
their personal capacities or for their
governments. It was sent by Secre
tary Lansing, speaking for the other
diplomats who signed the document.
Conference Date Not Set.
The date for holding another meet
ing fo the Pan-American conference
probably will not be fixed pending re
ceipt -of Carranza's reply.
President Wilson has cabled the
president of Brazil his appreciation
of the work done for the United States
in Mexico by Senor Don J. M. Cor
dozo de Oliveira, Brazilian minister
at Mexico City. Secretary Lansing
joined in an acknowledgment in a let
ter to the minister.
State department officials said to
day they had no advices to substan
tiate current reports that Mexican
troops were concentrating along the
border in northeast Mexico, although
the situation is viewed with increasing
apprehension. Practically all mobile
forces of the regular army are at the
disposal of Major General Funstoh.
LIEUT. VON FORSTNER
KILLED IN ACTION
German Officer Gained No
toriety As Result of
Zabern Incident
Berlin, Sept. 4. Via. London, 10:30
a. m. Lieutenant Baron Von Forst
ner, who gained notoriety as 'a re
sult of the Zabern incident, has been
Kinea in action... .
BRIDGEPORT STRIKE QUIET-
Bridgeport, Sept. 4. The labor
strike conditions in Bridgeport were
devoid of features today. Quiet pre
vailed in the industrial sections and
the few meetings of strikers, in var
ious halls were attended by fewer
persons than usual. The Saturday
half-holiday, and the fact that com
mittees are arranging for the Labor
Day trip to New Haven made re
ports on labor conditions and dis
cussions brief.
DIES SUDDENLY AT
HOME TfflS MORNING
William H. Oldershaw Succumbs To
Second Stroke of Apoplexy
Was 61 Years Old.
William H. Oldershaw of 112 Fair
view street died suddenly at his
home this morning, death being due
to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Older
shaw was a life long resident of this
city and worked for about thirty years
at the P .& F. Corbin factory. Fun
eral arrangements are being held In
abeyance pending the arrival of Mr.
Oldershaw's son from Brooklyn.
Had Mr. Oldershaw lived until
September 15 he would have been 61
years of age. He was the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Older
shaw and is survived by his wife,
one son, Charles Henry Oldershaw of
Brooklyn, and one brother, Charles
Oldershaw, secretary and assistant
treasurer at the Savings Bank of New
Britain. William H. Bishop of
Springfield, William Bishop and Mrs.
M. M. Cashmore of this city and
Mrs. John Wedlake of Meriden, are
brothers and sisters of Mrs. Older
shaw. Until a few months ago Mr. Older
shaw had been in good health. While
cutting .the grass in his yard one
evening in May he was stricken with
apoplexy and for some time was in
a critical condition. He gradually
improved and of late" had been able
to be about the house and yard. This
morning he arose at 6; 30 o'clock and
seemed in good spirits. Mrs. Older
shaw went into the yard for a few
minutes and when she . returned she
found , her husband lyirip across the
bed In an. ; unconscious condition. He.
never -rallied. V.'-' ''f
Mr. Oldershaw was a charter mem
ber of New Britain council, O. U. "AV
M.
Lieut. Von Forstfter was reported to
have been killed near Louvain in Sep
tember, 1914', but official confirmation
was lacking.
The Zabern incident occurred at
Zabern, Alsace, where the 99th Ger
man infantry under Colonel Von
Reuter was stationed In 1913. The
citizens of the town had difficulties
with the soldiers and showed strong
anti-German feeling. Lieutenant Von
Forstner provoked several clashes; be
tween his men and the inhabitants,
and told the soldiers to bayonet -any
one seen insulting' the German flag.
He himself sabered a lame shoe
maker. For this he was tried and
sentenced to 43 days' imprisonment,
although strongly upheld by Colonel
Yon Reuter, his commander.'
FIVE LOSE LIVES IN
ORPHANAGE FIRE
Catholic Institution at San Francisco
Destroyed by Flames-Sisters
Display Heroism.
Another body identified, was that
of Katherine O'Brien, .Elizabeth's
sister. The remaining three were
burned beyond recognition.
Fifty-two children and several
blind and aged women were housed in
the four story frame building. Only
the heroism of the nuns prevented
greater casualties. It was finally es
tablished that only five perished.
San Francisco, Sept. 4 Fire to
day destroyed the St. Francis Girls'
Directory, a Catholic orphanage here,
with the loss of five lives. Firoc
search of the Tunis disclosed
the body of Elizabeth O'Brien, four
years old, and four others-
When the fire was discovered the
children were marshaled by Sister
Mary Agnes and Mother Superior
Margaret, and marched out of the
building. They were quartered la
nearby homes.
REFUSES TO ANNUL
DEATH PENALTY
New York Constitutional Coeen
tion Raises Governor's Salary
FROM $10,000 TO $20,000 YEAS
Proposal to Permit Juries in Murder
Cases to Decide Life or Death Sen
tence of Convicted Persons Beaten
N. Y. Wins' Representation Fight
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 4. In its clos
ing hours today the constitutional
Convention refused to abolish the
death penalty, left the provision re
garding New York city's representa
tion in the senate unchanged, and
voted to raise the governor's salary,
from $10,000 to $20,000 a year, ef
fective Jan. 1 1917.
Victory for New York.
New York really won a victory in
the representation fight. It is pre
dicted that under the present con
stitution the city will have a majority
of the members of the upper house
in about eleven years.
The vote on the proposition was
103 to 43.
; Jury Proposal Beaten. .
The proposal to permit juries in
first degree murder cases to decide
whether convicted persons should be
electrocuted or sentenced to life im
prisonment was beaten. An attempt
made by those opposed to capital
punishment to have a written prohi
bition against It inserted in the con
stitution also was defeated. Electro
cutions now are provided for by stat
ute, but the constitution makes no
mention of them.
NEGROES DENY CONBESL
OF MURDERING DR. MOHi
INSTIGATION OF HIS
Tell Associated Press That What The;
Providence Police Was Said in Jol:
Way or in Spirit of Anger a
WRITTEN AVOWALS CANNOT -
BE USED AGAINST MIL
BRISTOL STRIKERS
TO RETURN TO WORK
Men Accept New Departure Co's.
Offer to Leave Adustment of Dis
: put to Good Faith of Concern.
Bristol, Sept. 4. The strike at the
New Departure Mfi.Cort . was "ended
r4h!s afternoon when the strikers ac
cepted the company's offer to return
to Work andJeave the adjustment of
time and - wage schedules to the good
faith of the company. James Mc
Crane, who was discharged, informed
the strikers at ' their meeting that he
waived any objection on their part to
secure his reinstatement.
The following notice, was posted in
ctores of the city: "All men are in
structed to return to their positions
at the New Departure' Mfg. Co. Per
crder of the committte."
The notice( was posted as the result
of a strikers' meeting during th morn
ing. . A committee was named to deal
with the company, with full powers.
This was brought , about when- James
McCrane rose and said he was pleased
that the "boys" had stood by him so
loyally. He wanted to release them
from heir ' promise of standing by
him, and let them go back to work.
A committee was sent to the plant
and had a conference with Superin
tendent Wade. They agreed to go
back to work on Tusday at the old
wages and hours and leave their ad
justment with the company. .It was
further stated that if .McCrane ap
plied, for work he would be treated
the same as any other employe.
COUNTESS TOLSTOI IS
MISS ROGERS' GUEST
Famous Russian Woman En
tertained by New Brit
ain Missionary.
In a letter written to her parents
in this city. Miss E:. Gertrude Rogers,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Rogers of 29 Camp street, vividly por
trays conditions that exist in Van,
Turkey, where she was connected
with the branch of the American
Missionary society as a missionary.
The missive describes the en
trance of the Russians into that
country and the treatment afforded
the Turkish women by the soldiers of
the Czar's army. Many of these
women found it impossible to escape.
The letter is dated June 22 and at
that time Miss Rogers had as her
guest the celebrated Countess Tol
stoi, widow of the noted Count Leo
Tolstoi. Miss Rogers speaks in the
highest terms of the countess. The
countess also presented one of the
noted generals of the Russian army at
the American society headquarters,
and the party enjoyed luncheon to
gether. In speaking of Countess Tol
stoi, Miss Rogers pictures her as a
plain woman, attired in the simplest
of- costumes, whose one concern is
that no one, shall make a fuss over
JeK ,-It was after the greatest per
suasion that ' she was induced to
occupy, sleeping quarters in the
society's home. .
Later Coufitess -Tolstoi, rented a
house In Van, and set it up in the
simplest fashion as she once remarked
to Miss Rogers that it was her Inten
tion to live like the soldiers.
In speaking of the conditions in
Van at the time, Miss Rogers states
that it is almost impossible to obtain
food, and the prices asked are pro
hibitive. Soap is an article which is
almost unknown in Turkey and it was
necessary for Countess Tolstoi to send
to Russia for a supply. She has made
a careful study of sanitary condi
tions in Van and has made arrange
ments for the improvement of the
place which will be welcomed by all
Americans there.
Prosecutors, However, CIc
knowIedgmentA of Prls.
In Woman's Presence, V.
missabie No Dlsttgrc
pected In Distribution
Estate.
BRITISH BARK STILL AFLOAT.
William T. Lewis Was Fired on By
Submarine off Queenstown
London, Sept., 4, 12:38 p. m Word
was received by Lloyd's today that
the British bark William T. Lewis,
owned in San Francisco, was still
afloat- She is water logged.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS
BOARD BLAMES TROLLEYMEN.
Holyoke, Mass., Sept. 4. Recom
mendations of the state board of con
ciliation and arbitration yesterday that
the striking employes of the Holyoke
Street Railway company return to
work, the company receive them with
out discrimination and the arbitra
tion of matters in dispute proceed,
caused no change in the strike situa
tion today. The board blames the
trolley men for existing conditions.
Indications were that the trolleymen
would ignor the board's recommen
dations and remain on strike until the .
company would grant their demands
that the new contract to be prepared
by a special board of arbitration
should not be binding upon the par
ties after June 1, 1916.
WEATHER.
Stagnation Follows Turmoil of Week
Here.
New York, Sept. 4. Stagnation to
day followed the turmoil of the week
in foreign exchange markets here .
The relaxation was so complete that
for more than a hour after the open
ing of the short business day not a
quotation on any foreign moneys was
available.
This was partly due to the big
exodus yesterday from the financial
district of bankers in close touch with
the situation, on the eve of the, labor
day holiday. Partly, too, the easier
situation was ascribed to the far
better tone of the market after it had
found itself yesterday.
CARDINAL VASZARY DEAD.
Archbishop of Gran and Primate of
Hungary Passes' Away.
London, Sept. 4, 2:40 p. m. The
death of Cardinal Claudius Francis
Vaszary is announced today in a dis
patch to the Central News from Amsterdam.
Cardinal Claudius Francis Vaszary
Archbishop of Gran and Primate of
Hungary was created a cardinal In
1893. He was born at Kesselhely,
Hungary in 1832.
Hartford, Sept. .For
Hartford and , vicinity ; Fair
tonight and Sunday.
' TRAIN WRECKED; 200 KILLED.
Washington, Sept.. 4. Two hun
dred people, including many women
and children, were killed in a train
wreck several days ago, 200 miles
east of Mexico City. American Con
sul Silliman, reporting to the state
department today, said the disaster
was "An appalling one." Another
train following with 4 5 American
refugees aboard, was delaj'ed by the
wreck, but reached Vera Cruz yesterday.
A message received in San Fran
cisco yesterday said the William T.
Lewis had been fired on by a German
submarine off Queenstown and was
believed to have been sunk. She
sailed from Everett, Washington, on
March 29 for Sheerness, Eng., with
a cargo of lumber- A subsequent
cablegram from Queenstown said that
the vessel was reported to be a dire
lict and that her crew had been rescued.
WILSON THANKS DEMOCRATS.
Derby, Sept. 4. A letter from the
White House came to Patrick H.
O'Sulllvan, secretary of the demo
cratic state committee today, acknow
ledging in behalf of President Wood
row Wilson, the resolution of confi
dence in him and his administrotion
adopted by the committee during its
shore dinner on Thursday. The letter
signed by J. P. Tumulty, secretary
to the president, stated that President
Wilson had requested acknowledg
ment of the telegram sent by Mr.
O'Sulllvan on September 2, and
thanked the sender for the courtesy
in forwarding the same. ' Mr. Tu
multy said th.e president desired to
express his genuine appreciaton of
the action of the democratic state
central committee of Connecticut In
'its generous expression of confidence
and support, and felt greatly heart
ened by it.
GERMANS SUBSCRIBE FREELY
Berlin, Sept., 4, by wireless to Say
ville. N. . Y., Subscriptions to the
third German war loan are coining
in rapidly, in advance of the time
set for the formal opening of sub
scription lists. The Berlin Munici
pal Savings bank has subscribed 45.
000,000 marks ($11,260,000,) as com
pared with the subscriptions of 30,
000,000 marks for the flrs' war loan
and 40,000.000 for the second. The
Agricultural Central Loan bank sub
scribed 25,000,000 marks- sevtn other
subscriptions amounting to ? 14,500,-
AAA i
i'u ma.rK.s- t - -t, v.
Providence, R, I .Sept.
nial that they had confes
murder of Dr. C- 'Frac
was made to The Assoc
by George W. Heells.VH
man and C. Victor Bro
groes who, according . i
authorities had previ6usl
that they killed the physl
instigation of Mrs. Mobr.
Prosecuting officials' sal?!
the only way in which t
confessions could be exclt
dence would be upon pr
defense that they were ext
duress or by holding out
mise of reward or hope
to the person making the
It was declared! by .Chit
O'Neil of th local polic
confessions were' made
and without ' inducement
kind-
Oral Confessions S
The written confessions
tained before the widow's
the prosecutors admit, can
against her, but the oral
were made in her presen
ing to O'Neil, and even If (
should repudiate them. U
witnesses who heard the
would be admlssable-
Denial Made In ji
The denial was made in !
county Jail at Bristol wh'
groes are confined pendim1
in the district court at
Sept 16. Healls the ch?
Dr. Mohr's car on the ni!
murder was the spokesma
trio, but Brown and Spell
fied their assent to all th
"Tell the people," Healte
we are absolutely innocen
we believe , Mrs. Mohr kn
of this crime. We have n
a confession and anything
the Providence police was
joking way or In a spirit !
Mrs. Mohr Threat
"Mr. Mohr, to my know
been threatened by several
Rhode Island people. I foi
ter In his car from a man
Elmwood Avenue In which
ened the doctor and said
did not cease his attention
wife he would fill him full
Healis declared that tK
Mai - aKM A Wa at 1 Aftrai '
of the shooting and It was
that Dr. Mohr was shot by
who Jumped out of a car, tl
the physician and Miss I
then re-entered the machl
cross road.
Only a Joke.
At this point Brown bro
said: "I see that the Prov
lice say that Healis saw Mr
Providence on Monday even
a Joke, for Healis was in N
day Monday and Monday n
Brown denied that he ti
written or signed a confess!
Healis resumed his story
"When I started the macb
barn Tuesday night it act
On the way down the llghu
ing out and the motor worl
I noticed by the headlights
was following me, but wh
to speed up the machine to
the one behind the engine
on me and finally stalled,
car came up behind, slowed
then went on. Just beyond
stopped' is a cross road. A
utes after the car passed t
Ing began and I belieye thsj
Jumped out of the car when
down, did the shooting and
across lots to the car on 1
road." ,
Barrlngton and the Count
tol, In whose Jurisdiction
was shot, admitted today. t!
Ihflr case againt the worn
weak one. They pointed
Komethlng more than the f j
tending to Incriminate Mh
have no standing In the-
Rhode Island. .
l4oklng for Two M
Harrington police offlc
searching for two men. whft
understood, had overheard t
nation between two motore
the night of the shooting. , j
the negroes who have admit
1IU.. t . 1 a....
cvrnimuiy 111 viie jinysiciar?
roae vo me scene oi ine
motorcycles. ;
Arthur C.uahing, attorney
cf the doctor, previous eeart,
Continued on Third Tl

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