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FULL SATISFACTION FOR
I. S. IN ARABIC MATTER
It Appears That the United States Has
Won a Victory By Being
Washington, Aug. 27.?Count von ;
Bernstorff, the German ambassador, |
acting on instructions from Berlin, |
notified Secretary Lansirg today that
'4full satisfaction" would be given to;
+i!:e TTnited States. for the sinking of i
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the White Star liner Arabic. . The
ambassador explained that Germany,
would make more than a mere dis-j;
avowal if it is found the Arabic was!
sunk without warning. j
Future relations between the!
United States and Germany were re- j1
garded much more hopefully here to- j
day fc:an for many weeks past. Administration
officials believed the indications
from Berlin that the im- '
perial government was striving hard
to adjust difficulties between the two
countries growing out of Germany's
submarine warfare presaged a better
understanding and an ultimate peaceful
Count von Bernstorff conferred with
Secretary Lansing at the state department
nearl yhalf an hour. It had been
suggested that perhaps Germany was
ready also to make reparation for the *
Americans lost on the Lusitania also
but that subject did not come up at
today's conference, rne disposition oi
the German embassy is to take up one
step at a time.
The ambassador did not make pub- i.
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iic th? extent of tne instructions irow
Berlin on which fce acted, but it was .
understood they coincided entirely
with the statement of the German
chancellor in Associated Press dis
patches from Berlin yesterday expressing
the willingness of the Ger- '
man government to make fullest reparation
if it be si1: own finally that the
Arabic was torpedoed wjjthont warn
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received no report from its submarine 1
operating in the Arabic's vicinity.
Further communications are expected
from Berlin to the German ambassador
and to the state department
from Ambassador Gerard, which will
advance the negotiations to a point
wcere attacks on passenger-carrying
ships will be definitely discontinued, at
least while the subject is under dis
The crisis between the two countries
is regarded as having entered into the
realm of diplomacy. ^
Will Make Reparation. .
The German ambassador frankly .
stated after his interview with Mr.
Lansing that his instructions embodied
fc'-e declaration by the Berlin government
that it would give full satisfac- ,
tirkn tn thf American government.
That, he declared, meant much more (
than a disavowal. The giving of satisfaction
would depend upon the circumstances
of the attack on the ,
Arabic, he said. iThe German govern- ,
ment did not know, lie said, whether
the Arabic was sunk by a German submarine
without warning, but if investigation
proves that to have been the i
case, German government would make full
The ambassador said "he believed the
negotiations over the Arabic would be !
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sitania, in view of the official statement
in Berlin that a submarine policy
satisfactory to tJ':e United States would
"Will Clear Up All Matters Involved in 1
the Marine Controversy. ;
Washington, Aug. 27.?Ambassador :
Gerard's oispaicn to me suilc ucyan-ii
ment agrees with Count Bernstorff's i
advices that submarine commanders
have been instructed to attack no :
more peaceful merchant ships without 3
v The American government, never- 3
theless, will press for a clearing up of :
tf:e entire submarine controversy De- j
fore it will consider the 'Arabic and :
Lusitania incidents closed. Unofficial
word has been conveyed to adminis- i
tration officials that Count von Bernstorff
believes the position of the Ger- :
man government will be determined
by the imperial chancellor and the ]
foreign minister. <
President Wilson did not hold the
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the negotiations witJ'a Germany still
were too incomplete. He plans to re- :
main in Washington, however, until !
the controversy is finally cleared up. i
In his talks with Ambassador von
Bernstorff, Secretary Lansing has tak- <
en nothing for granted and has asked <
for clear explanations of all state- i
ments regarding the intentions of the
*Has Won a Very Rotable Victory."
r i?or 97?Hahlp disDatches <
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reporting tfce statement yesterday of
Count von Bernstorff, the German am- i
hassador at Washington, to Secretary
Lansing that German submarine com- ;
manders had been ordered to attack no more
merchantmen without warning j
are displayed prominently today in the
London newspapers. The Westminster
"If Count von Bernstorff is speaking
with full authority, the American
government can claim to have won a
it'ink 1 fomnrnmise.
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London, Aug. 27.?"It is suggested
tfcat the American government will be
satisfied of commanders of German
submarines always warn passenger
vessels and place tt'.'.eir passengers in
boats before sinking the vessel," says
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the spectatoir. *we ao not ueneve iur
a moment that America would consent
to this caricature of satisfying international
law and humane customs.
"Imagine placing women and children
in small boats 60 miles from land,
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and saying that their safety was provided
for. Now we are sure if Germany
means to prevent America from
taking action she will fnave to change
her policy drastically."
instr!ftn? riaim \ ft table Feat.
Austrian Headquarters, Aug. 26.?
Austrian cavalry has pushed eastward
from Kovel and divided the Russian
forces into two groups, which are now
unable to co-operate with each other,
according to advices received from the
commanders at the front.
Using Greeii Barbed Wire.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 26.?Barbed wire,
painted a foliage green, is now being
manufactured here for use of the
armies in Europe. Steel men say report
from abroad show that, at a short
distance away, it is liupuaaiuie ucc
the green wire.
Arabic Ctoned No Specie.
Liverpool, Aug. 26.?The assertion
in press dispatches from Germany,
that the steamship Arabic carried gold,
called forth today a reiterated denial
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ed that the Arabic had on board no
Steamer Wainiina Held tJp.
Newport News, Va., Aug. 26.?Customs
officials here today held up clear
ance papers to the British steamer
Waimana, from Marseilles to Buenos
Aires, after it was discovered she carried
a four-inch rifle mounted on her
main deck aft.
Washington was asked for a ruling
as to whether the Waimana was
amenable to the agreement between
the United States and Great Britain,
forbdiding the clearance of armed Brit
ish merchantmen from American ports.
The Waimana put in for coal.
Many British Vessels Lost
London, Aug. 26.?During the week
ending August 15th, nineteen British
merchant vessels with a total tonnage
of 76,000, and three fishing ivessels
were destroyed by submarines or
mines. The week was one of the most
successful for German underwater
craft since f':e beginning of the war.
Fourteen steamers with a total gross
tonnage of 47,698 were sunk by Ger1
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man SUDUlitl'Hies dugu&i auu 4.viu.
The largest of them was the Arabic.
Ten of these vessels were British and
four sailed under neutral flags.
FRANCE WILL CONSIDER
PEACE WHEN BELGIUM FREE
Paris, Aug. 26.?"Put the question of
peace before the country, and it would
be blown to nothing," said Premier VIviani
today in an address in the chamber
of deputies. "Not until heroic Belgium
has been freed, not until we have
retaken Alsace and Lorraine, could
there be mischievous divisions among
"Our enemies may continue astray
in their dull error of last year, but
Qot we, who have seen workmen and
Bmnlover. the rich citizen and the poor,
men of every part and every walk of
life, fulfilling with a single purpose
and with equal zeal their duties in defense
of the liberty of the world.
"We must destroy the legend that
the republic of France, having borne
for 45 years a horrible wound, did not
make provision for military defense.
I must repeat the words of the commander-in-chief
during fee last session
of the chamber:
"'The republic may be prcud of her
"France has created an army fulfilling
the most modern conceptions.
She has installed the love of justice,
the love of right and upon tJae day the
war began the children of France united
in support of this high ideal, without
which there would have been only
armies of mercinaries."
The deputies c&eered the premier
wildly. When the dtmonstration had
died down, Deputy Louis Accambray, j
who recently has several times criti-i
cised the government's conduct of the
war, took the floor and began amidst
disorder, a criticism of Minister of
War Millerand. The deputy spoke for
an hour, but little of what ?e said
could be heard because of the confusion.
Afterward several deputies spoke fn
approval of the premier's address and
the chamber voted the credits asked i
by the government by 539 to 1.
; A proposition or' the socialists for
secret session of the chamber of deputies
was received and ordered printed.
and the chamber adjourned till
| GERMANY BELIEVES CASE
IS PAST DANGER STAGE
Berlin Considers Arabic Incident Eliminated?Adopts
Policy to Keep
Berlin, Aug. 26 (Via London).?tThe
Associated Press is in a position to
state on the best authority that ti'ce
S Arabic incident may be considered as
j eliminated as a source of discord bej
tween Germany and America; or at
least is regaraea Dy me uerraan government
in that light.
Moreover, Germany, in its desire to
continue its friendly relations with the
United States, had adopted before the j
sinking of the Arabic a policy de- j
signed to settle completely the wfcole
submarine problem as affecting Amer
j ica on the basis of good will and mutual
It".is is shown clearly by the statement
of Chancellor von Bethmann-1
Hollweg last night to the Associated
Press, particularly by his concluding |
remark tn the effect that not until all 1
t?..e circumstances in connection with
the sinking of the Arabic had been
cleared up would it be possible to say
"whether the commander of one of our
submarines went beyond his instruction,"
in which case Germany would
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Escape for Soncombatants.
Furthermore, during the conversation,
tl.'e chancellor twice again referred
to the instructions given to the
submarine commanders. He did not
specify in detail the nature of these in
structions, but it may be said that!
they are designed to prevent a repetition
of the Lusitania case and to provide
the opportunity for escape for
American noncombatants upon torpedoed
ships, which the United States
Having given t-ese instructions, Germany
asked suspension of judgment
on the Arabic case until the facts were
ascertained, being confident it will be
shown that the sinking of the vessel
| was not an unprovoked attack with'
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out warning uy it VjrtJI man Buumanuc,
but was attributable either to a mine
explosion or to some action of the vessel
Should it develop, however, that a
submarine acted contrary to instructions,
ample reparation will be offered.
Can't Understand It.
Germany is still unab le to understand
wl':y Americans in these troubled
times travel on belligerent ships
instead of taking American or other
neutral steamers, but since they in
somp instances insist upon taking pas
sage on vessels "belonging to belligerents,
Germany will do its utmost to
provide for their safety.
It is not permissible to quote remarks
made by the chancellor in the
course of the conversation, other than
the formal statement which he made.
It may be said, however, that Dr. von
Bethmann-Hollweg showed genuine
interest in the state of feeling in the
United States concerning the sinking
of tjbe Arabic and expressed the hope
that the American people would not
form an opinion on the basis of the
conflicting statements giving only one
side of the story. He spoke with emphasis
of Germany's desire to maintain
the friendship of America.
The chancellor appeared to be in
good health and spirits and greatly
encouraged by the successes acmevea i
by the Germans in the Eastern campaign.
The interview was of short
duration as the chancellor was hurrying
away for a conference witii Emperor
William at his field headquarters.
I SWARMS OF FLAXES
Drops Bombs on German Arms Factory?Greatest
Paris, Aug. 26.?Sixty-two French
aviators on August 25 flew o>ver a
German arms factory to the north of
Saarlouis, throwing down a total of
more than 150 shells. They were of
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Announcement of the aerial raid is
made in a war office statement this
afternoon.v The statement reads:
"During part of last nigiht there were
artillery exchanges and fighting with
hand grenades and other explosives
in the Artois district, in the vicinity
oi Souchez and Neuvil-le.
"Around Royen there has been con
tinued marked activity on the part of
the enemy's artillery as well as our
"In ti'e Argonne district, in the sector
of 'La Folle Morte,' yesterday saw
severe fighting with bombs and hand
grenades. Nothing of importance has
been reported from the remainder of [
"During the day of August 24 a I
Freno't aviator threw down bombs on j
the railroad station of Offenbourg, in ,
Eaden, 17 miles from Karlsruhe. At i
t is point there is an important rail- j
road junction in the grand duchy.
''On August 25 an aerial squadron :
composed of four groups and includ- ;
ing a total of 62 aviators, flew over !
the heights of Dellingen. Here there j
is a factory where shells and armor :
plate are made. The location of this 1
plant is to the north of Saarlouis in ;
R. enish Prussia, 30 miles southwest |
of Treves. The aviators threw down i
with precision over 150 bombs. 30 of !
which were of large calibre."
So far as official reports have disclosed
there never has been previously
an air raid of such magnitude. In a
few earlier ventures 30 or more aero-1
planes were used. '
Previous dispatches have indicated)
t-at the belligerents have built great
numbers of aeroplanes and these machines
are now sent forth in flotillas
for organized assaults on a large scale.
Yesterday's raid was the third in
this part of Germany during the last j
three weeks. On August 9 Saarbruecken
was bombarded and three days
later the neighboring towns of Saint i
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tacked. Eight persons were killed in
t;:e latter raid.
Tonight's official communication
"In the sector to the north of Arras,
a rather -violent cannonade was
reported, especially around Souchez
and to the south of Neuville, near the
road to Lille.
''Some artillery* actions are reported
in the region of Roye and in th? Aisne
valley, where we swelled the German
works to the north of Soissons.
"The enemy has shelled the city of
Rhems rather "violently.
"We have on our part shelled very
efficaciously the German trenches in
front of Cernay-Les-Rheims.
"In the Argonne the fighting by
means of petards and grenades is still
very violent on the front with artillery
proving of use at times.
"In Alsace, in t':e Doler valley, some
artillery action have taken place.
"On the 25th our aviators bombarded
the German encampments at Pennes
and at Baussenot, in fce" Woevre,
where they started a fire. The station
and the bivouacs of the Germans at
Grandpre Chatel Cerney and Fleville,
in the Argonne; the station at Terng,
the aviation sheds of Vitry, in Artois,
and in the station at Bossle fcave been
bombarded by our aviators.
"A bombarding expedition arranged
by the French and British naval and
the French, British and Belgian army
aviators, including in all 60 aeroplanes,
set forth to the Monthulst forest,
where they started several fires. Every
aeroplane came back i':ome. On the
night of the 25th and 26th our a.viators
dropped 127 bombs on the Xoyon sta- 1
AFTER HARD BATTLE
Tlie Anstro-German Forces March Into
Center of Bug RiTer Defense <
London, Aug. 26.?The Austro-Germans
today marched into Brest-Litovsk,
center of the Bug river line of
defenses and main concentrator, center.
Tie,Russians put up a desperate ;
resistance to the German advance, but
made no attempt to defend the fortress
itself, evacuating it as they did
Petrograd dispatches had indicated
the Russians were planning to take
up defensive positions farther east.
'The Germans now hold tha entire
r-o i" 1 uro-tr lino frrvm Phnlm trk vstrtk. I
As the Russians already have evacuated
Bialystock, the lesser fortresses
of Grodno and Olita are the pnly
strongly defended positions remaining
in the hands of the Russians. The '
Germans are nearing both of these
and they probably will be given up
when they Lave fulfilled their purpose
of facilitating the Russian retreat. (
His Forest in Hear. 1
The Russians have not yet entered 1
the vast Bieloviezh forest, which ex- :
tends 30 miles north and south and
has a width of from 17 to 30 miles. (
South of it are the Pripet marshes, !
which protect the Russian left. 1
With plenty of roads and three or (
.. . , .. , \
four railroad lines it is expected nere '
that Grand Duke Nicholas will make 1
good Ibis retirement if Grodno and iVil- 1
na can hold out long enough. Even
if they should fall, military observers
say, the grand duke would be well on s
his w*ay to his new positions before 1
the Germans could reach his flank. <
There is again talk of Russian prepa- ]
rations for a stand, but no indications
as to whether this is to be mace.
Sixty-two French aeroplanes -flew
over the Dellingen iron works, near (
Saarloius, Rhenish Prussia, dropping \
150 bombs, while a British aviator is ]
reported to have dropped a bomb on (
and destroyed a German submarine 1
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The admiralty report of German
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that it has not been tfce practice of
the admiralty to publish accounts regarding
t)':e loss of German submarines,
"important though they have
been," in cases where the Germans had
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Only Official Notice.
It has been reported for months
that a large number of German submarines,
variously stated at from 20
to 40, have been caught by the British
navy, but today's statement is the only
official admission treat there were others
than those previously reported by ,
the admiralty as having been destroyed.
The Italians claim additional successes
on all their fronts, but these
are denied by Austria. Of the operations
on the Gallipoli peninsula there
is no further news.
Wounded men arriving at Alexandria
tell of how nearly t''.:e allies came
:o gaining a great success in one attack.
An Australian declared that
if thp allied force* had had two more
hours of darkness they could ha^e
:overed 600 yards of ground which
separated them from the Sari Ba'br
bill, generally known as hill No. 971.
Dnce on this hill, the officer declared,
:he Turkish communications would
lave been cut and it was for this hill
tfrat the allies fought so desperately
Except for the postponement of the
statement of the Greek premier, Mr.
Venizelos, on the future policy of
Greece, there is nothing new in the
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Nnotice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make final settlement
of the estate of George A. Langford,
deceased, in the probate court for Newberry
county, State of South Carolina,
on Monday, September 27, 1915, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, and will immediately
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31st day of August, 1915, at 4 o'clock
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liquidating, winding up the affairs and
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