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America Willing to Arbitrate
Degree of Blame, but 1
Safety of Non
Washington, Sept. 13.?Conferences
tnriav hptwppn President Wilson and
Secretary Lansing and between Secretary
Lansing and Count von Bernstorff,
the German ambassador,
brought the situation growing out of
German submarine activities to the
1. Tue Gern.im ambassador has been
furnished with evidence of officers and
survivors of the Arabic, all agreeing
that linpr wn?s nroppedins: neace
fully when torpedoed without warning,
and has been advised that the United
States desires a disavowal of the attack
and reparation for the (American
^ . lives lost.
2. 'The evidence will be sent by
Count von Bernstorff to the Berlin
foreign office, to which it has not been
available before, and probably 10 days
will e!apse "before Berlin can be heard
from. In some quarters it is believed
. Berlin, after examining the evidence,
may change its position ana disavow
the action of the submarine commander,
who, it is claimed in the last note,
sank the liner because he thought she
was about to attack him.
3. The United States has. at hand all
information on the case as it now
stands and is ready to decide upon
its course, but action may be delayed
until Berlin replies to Count '\on Bern'storff.
4. While the United States will not
consent to arbitration of a principle
or of a question involving the safety
of American lives, it has accepted Germany's
assurances that peaceful lin
ers will not be torpedoed .without
warning, and if Germany wants to
TO RETREAT AGAIN
OFFENSIVE NOW LINE BETWEEN"!
ROY" NO AND PETROGKAD. I
Believe That Slavs Will Be Forced to ,
Fall Rick Further, in Spite of i
Kecent Sussesses in Galicia.
London, Sept. 13.?Anotlnr battering ^
offensive has taken von Hin ^enburg to [ j
Ro\*nn-Pptrfv2TaH railway between
Vilna and Dvinsk. The whole lAustro- j
German forces have been striving to
gain this railway since the fall of the
The advance, which began toward
the end of iast week, was carried on
from three directions upon Dvinsk and
the railway on either side of the town,
while further south the invaders advanced
toward rVilna. The Russians,
before superior forces, supplied with
the usual mass of artillery, were iorc- j
ed back yesterday to the lake district.,<
which the railway penetrates, and now '
are making a stand there.
Simultaneously the Germans pushed '
their way eastward towards Slonim
and Pinsk and branch lines, while the J
Austrians are fighting hard to reach
Rovno, southern terminus of the line;'1
Must Fall Back Again. j (
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fcariasatf Jtfcb Germans it is probable
the Russians will be compelled to re- 1
treat further., although their offensive
in Galicia might save them by com-;
pelling the Germans to send reinforce- 1
ments to this region.
Therenow no doubt of Russian
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success in mis uiMnt'i, ivnv^ *^5
the Austrian admission of their retire- (
ment, the Germans tonight announce 1
that after repulsing Russian attacks ^
they occupied a "favorable position situated
some kilometers west of our '
T"iie conditions under which the1
troops are fighting in the marshy coun- [ 1
try in the centre and on the southern ;
on/i of the line are described by cor- j -
respondents as most terrible. The '
country is virtually all under water
through, which the Austro-Germans
Jhave to advance against well prepared
/Russian positions. The eastern bank j
'of the Sereth, from which the Rus-!
isians are delivering their counterattacks,
is a veritable fortress from j
which the Russians emerge every time |
their opponents approach^ taking heavy !
*oll of them in killed, wounded and j
prisoners. According to the Russian,
accounts nearly 30,000 prisoners have
'befcn ta&en in the fighting along this
.river. - * j
Artillery in Action.
In the west the great artillery ' ?at- i
tie continues from Belgium to the Argonne.
The duel now has been going
on for nearly three weeks and during
the week-end had been particularly j
violent around Arras, in the Argonne
lAt several points the German in- j
fantry, after a heavy bombardment, at-.
iat Cleared Up
Amount of- Reparation and
Jiwnuo vj* i i wi
arbitrate the amount of indemnity, the!
question of whether the Arabic actually
attempted to attack the submarine
or whether her actions justified
the submarine commander in believing
he was about to be attacked, that
probably would be agreed to.
No announcements were made alter
today's conferences, but it was said in
well informed circles that although the
American government was not pleased
with the Arabic note, the situation was
considered far from hopeless.
The German ambassador is understood
to have given wide latitude by
his foreign office in handling the situation.
Negotiations from now on
probably will come through him and
it is generally believed that settlement
of the Arabic case will mean prompt
clearing up of the entire submarine
question, including the question of the
reparation for Americans lost with the
Xo word has come from 'Vienna,
where Ambassador Penfield Is pre-j
sumed to have delivered several days [
ago the note informing the Austro-j
Hungarian government that Dr. Constants
T. Dumba no longer is acceptable
as an envoy to the United
States. Notice that Dr. Dumba has
been recalled is expected at any time.
It was said at the state department
today that information regarding participation
by Capt. von Papen, the German
military attache, in Ambassador
Dumba's plans for handicapping American
munitions plants had not been
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regard to "him had been considered.
tempted to storm advanced trenches,
but the French say all attacks failed.
Fighting of a somewhat similar
character is progressing along the
The session of the British parliament
which will open Tuesday will be ^
chiefly occupied with arranging to 1
Bnance the war. This win mciuae ma <
le.iy of new taxes. However, many 1
Dther matters will be discussed. Com- <
pulsorj; service is certain* to come in ]
for consideration and on this the cab- i
inet is said to be divided. <
JUDGE OAKY READERS *
DECISION 0> NEW LAW
Holds in, the Weston Richey Case s
That the Gallon-o-Month Law
. Is Unconstitutional. ]
According to the Abbeville Medium,
Judge Frank B. Gary held at the court '
Df general sessions this week that the '
gailon-a-month law is unconstitutional i
in the case of Weston Richey. The de- i
cision is of special interest in Greenwood,
since a woman, who, it is al- j
leged, aided Richey in bringing in a 1
trunk full of whiskey from Atlanta. ]
was arrested near here. The arrest ]
theVoman by Sheriff McMillan and
>-v j.__ cti.TtrVi^+^-v ot o finer station
uepucy OUtl'111 Y?UHC at a.
on the Seaboard between Greenwood
and Abbeville will be recalled. The
woman was lodged in jail here, but
ivas later released.
The (Medium gives the following account
of Judge Gary's decision in the .
Richey case: (
Judge Frank B. Gary, in the case of
he State against Weston Richey, charged
with transporting liquor into <
:he State in violation of the law
? "iV " ^ ?<>71 nn
\II0WI1 as UIC Wlicr ganuu-u uiuuu.
'aw," held that the act was unconstitutional
as it interfered with interstate
commerce. This decision is in line
with a reccnt decision of the United
States supreme court in a case brought
up from Kentucky, which decision ,
held, in effect, "that until a State decreed
that the drinking of whiskey
was a crime th.v amount that could be
received by an individual for lawful
purposes could not be limited." The
Webb-Kenyon l*w does not give tne
State the right to limit the quantity
received when it is for lawful purposes,
but says: "that whiskey can net
be shipped from one State to another
when such liquor is intended by any
person tc be used in violation of any
law of such State." Of course if the
whiskey is to be sold in violation of
the law it is unlawful to receive any
amount, buc the effect of this decision
is to knock out our law whereby it was
intmi.ir.rt tn limit the amount of whis
key that could be received by any individual
for ariv lawful purpose. If he
drinks it himself he can receive anv
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VOUNG WHITE BOY
MOTHER'S SEKIOlTS ILLNESS !>
DILLS CLE >IE M Y.
Robert Kennells Hud Served li) of 1">
Months Sentence?Allowed Once j
Before to Visit Mother.
Gov. Manning yesterday granted a
parole during good behavior to Robert
Kennells. a young white man convicted
at the October, 1914, term of court in
Greenwood county, before Judge Sease, i
and sentenced to serve 15 months on!
the public works of Greenwood county. <
This is the same case in which the1
governor, on August 3 last, granted a
parole for 10 days for the purpose o: j
allowing the prisoner to visit his'
mother, who was at the time very ill.;
The prisoner returned to the chain
gang promptly at the expiration of
the 10 days, and is reported to haves
been a model prisoner.
Judge Sease, who presided at the!
trial, recommended that the sentence!
be commuted to 10 months, the prose-j
cuting attorney, Solicitor R. A. Cooper, j
also requested that the prisoner be pa- j
roled. Several letters have been re- j
ceived by the governor in the case, and j
the board of pardons unanimously rec-i
ommended that the sentence be com- j
rmitor? In nddUinn tn this thp 2T0V- i
ernor yesterday received the following!
letter from Dr. John W. Williams of
"Wish to state that Mrs. Kennells is
gradually growing weaker every day
and before many days have gone by
she will have passed into the great beyond.
She is unable to get up at all!
and is absolutely helpless.
"I would like very much to see her
last days made as happy as possible'
and anything you can do will be gratefully
appreciated by all parties concerned."
Among the papers filed in this case
is a letter from the magistrate berore
whom the preliminary was held, in
which the magistrate states that this
boy was, in his opinion, led into the
trouble by a bad companion, and that
Kennells has been sufficiently punished.
While the boy has been suffering ,
imprisonment for the crime, his j
mother is now probably on her deajh j (
bed; and according to statements con- i j
tained in letters received at the gov-j,
?rnor's office, she is pleading for the! 5
-eturn of her son before she dies. The j]
governor today wired the supervisor j
if firoanu-Arv^ nfit" fhof narnlo Vi-Q c I
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seen issued and to allow the boy to ^
?o to his mother's bedside at once.
The following is a copy of the tele- ,
;ram sent to the Greenwood county ,
"I have today signed parole for <
Robert Kennells. Send him to his i
nother's bedside at once. Parole goes :
:o you by mail."' 1
The governor also sent the following
:elegram to Mrs. J. H. White, Ware 1
Shoals, sister of Robert Kennells, hop- :
ing that it would serve to comfort the
"Please -tell your mother to be of J
?ood cheer; having today signed parole j
for Robert during good behavior, and
have wired supervisor to send him to
tiis mother's bedside at once."
Little Miss Brown" Xext Tuesday.
Manager Wells< of the opera house
will offer Newberry movie lovers an
unusually good feature cm Thursday, a
comedy in five parts entitled "Little
Miss Browst." Vivian Martin's much
admired comedy gifts are given every
chance of showing themselves in this
production. She plays t&e part of Betby
Brown, who has two lovers. One
of whom sfee so indiscreetly ffirts with
that she finds herself alone in a Hartford
hotel, where she i& mistaken for
the wife of a.young man who has come
to the hotel to meet his wife and his
uncle and aunt and he presented with
some money. Betty Brown has some
extraordinarily amusing adventures
and misfortunes before the entanglement
is-<.traiehtened out. and she sends
the unwelcome lover to the right-abou*
and declares for the right one.
One of the most remarkable casts
evea seen in a motion picture is seen
in this comedy. Besides lYivian Martin,
there is Chester Barnett; John
Kines, W. J. Ferguson, Crauford Kent,
Julia Stuart, Alberta Gallatin, all
clever comedy artists.
James Young directed the picture,
which has some pretty and effective
settings and many animated scenes of
hotel and domestic life. I
Excellent photoplay adds charm to a 1
piquantly pleasing and exhilarating
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Washington Withholds Action to Sever
Relations Pending' Ambassador's
Washington. Sept. 14.?Prospects for j
a favorable adjustment of the contro- j
versies betwen the United States and i
Germany depend entirely on the atti-1
tude winch tne Berlin roreign otnce
will take toward the recommendations j
made today by .Count von Bernstorff. j
the German ambassador. as a result
or' his conference yesterday with Secretary
Details of the conference became
known today, throwing light on the
critical point that has been reached
in the relations between the two countries.
The Washington government
was almost ready tovsever diplomatic
relaticns, but decided to delay taking
any step until Germany could be fur.
nished tlie evidence in its possession
on tne AraDic case.
Friendliness and candor are understood
to have characterized the conversation
between Mr. Lansing and the
ambassador. The ambassador has been
given an opportunity to communicate
freely with his- go.ernment so that
it may be clearly understood in Berlin
why vV'ashington is convinced the tor
pedoing of the Arabic could not have
been a mistake, justified or unjusti
It was made clear to Count von
Bernstorff that the United States wants
a disavowal of the act. Arbitration
can not be an iss>ue for consideration
until the attitude of the German government
towards the act itself is put
on record. Later the American government
mav take under consideration!
a proposal to arbitrate, not the principle,
but the indemnity to be paid for
Tension was lessened today and;
there was- much more hope in both the
state department and German quarters
of a friendly adjustment. Much i
emphasis was put on the fact that for |
the first time since relations became j
strained, informal discussions are pro-'
ceeding at both Washington and Berlin
and the first opportunity for an
exchange of views confidentially and .
informally has been made possible. In|
tact it was said in German quarters!
;hat' understandings might now be
reached in advance of the writing of
The note from Berlin which
Drought the situation to a crisis asserted
that the submarine torpedoed
:he .Arabic because her commander
thought the iiner was about to attack
him, refused to admit liability for indemnity
for American lives lost, e\en
if the commander was> mistaken in his
belief, and offered to submit the matter
The evidence submitted by the
United States is regarded here as proving
conclusively that. until she sub /-?
lonn/iVi tVia fnrnoHrt tho Cpr.
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man submarine was concealed behind
the sinking British steamer Dnnsley
and could not have been seen from the
Arabic. Furthermore, it is shown that
the Arabic was struck in such a way
that the submarine must have been at
right angles from her when the tor-!
pedo was fired instead of in a position j
to make ramming by the liner a pos-j
Ambassador von Bernstorff is un-;
derstood to have scrutinized this evidence
carefully and to have made cer-1
tain suggestions to iris foreign office.,
It will probably be ten days before a
reply can be received. With disavowal
of the submarine commander's act, officials
here feel that questions of indemnity
can be left to arbitral tribunals.
While awaiting for the'next wordj
from Berlin Secretary Lansing expects ;
to ta&e a few days'' vacation. He probably
will leave after the Pan-American
conference on the Mexican situation |
Associated Press dispatches - from j
Berlin announcing that Ambassador;
Gerard had been handed a note dls-1
claiming responsibility for the sinking
of the liner Hesperian and expressing
the belief that the ship struck a mine
attracted comparatively little interest
here. As the Hesperian was struck!
forward when well beyond the zone;
in which German submarines usually!
operate, and as no one on board saw !
o enhmiiritio sir a tnrnedo officials had
not expected an issue to develop over
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