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READY TO REPORT
HAS BEEN TO BORDER IN CON
FERENCE WITH MEXICAN
RETURNS TO WASHINGTON
Has Been Working For Several Weeks
in Furtherance of Pan-American
Washington.-- -Gen. Ilugh L. Scott.
chief of staff ol' the ariny, re'tlrneI d t)
Wash inttonl fronm the' .\lexicanl bordier.
whelr for dewral weks he. has bonl
warking in fuirtiherance of the l'ain
American pwace p lan. Ile would not
coliunent oi the resulls of hi; mission,
which l will d iscutss with -ecretary
General Scott's first irission on ar
rival at the lI)dE'r w.as to c(oiier
with General Villa and settle diflfienl
ties arisilg froin -eizure of property
of for~eii:n iuerchants at ('hihualna.
The ('en;tral also discussed with Villa
tlie IPa n-.\mer i cait colventlion pro
posal, whiebh \illa and his followers
Since lien the nature of General
Scott's discussion has not been di
(losed. It is relported that he tried
to get in conllnunieation with (en
eral ()bregon. General C'arranza's
chief In the field. Whether le sue
Ceedled in this has not been learned.
Ohreton. howeveir. r(eipolinti: to the
l'anl-Amerle~ian appeall. said that. (:ar
ranza's answer would hie his.
It is taken for grantted here that
General Scott brought hack a fund
of iliteresting Inforiation. The chiel
of staff hafis long been familiar with
conditioins in Mexico, and is person
a lly acquainted with mnany military
No disclosures have b)(een iiade as
to the next stelp the P)aI-Amiericani
Ciniifirees ar' ilailning with refer.
01C to .\Mexico. ''here will be no
mCeeting until ('arranza's reply to the
a1ppeaI for a peace conference has
b1ein received. The conferees will
Urge recognition of the ('arranza gov
JULY EXPORTS BREAK RECORD.
Greatest Ever Recorded For That
Month, Valued at $267,978,900,
\Vaslhington.- Exports of thei pro
ducts of Anuerican farias and facto
ries in July -Valued at $267.978.900
were the greatest eCver recorded in
?lithatmonth, the department of com1
merce has .iust aamolunced. 'T'he near'
etst approach to the new record Was
made in July, 1913, when American
shipments abroad reached $160,990,
''he trade balance for the month
the excess of exports over imports
Was $124.879.370, compared with a
balance of $21.929,00S in .July, 1913. In
July, .19141, exports were less t-han im
ports by more t han $5,000,000.
i0xpor'ts for the first seven months
of the yearI va'lutedl at $1,969,737,496,
gave aP1 blan3ce of trade ini favor of
tho t'nlted States only a little short
(if onte hillion dollars. 'rho balance
wa $960,878,054, compared with 60,
388.789j in the first seven months of
July Imports were valued at $143,.
099.62, compared wvithi $159,677,291
1last year; for the seven months $1..
908,909, 441, against $1,140,593,373.
Fell From Top of Mountain.
Atlanta, Ga.-Wilson Reid of Nor
folk, Va., fell four hundred feet froir
the top of Stone Mountain near hert(
and was instantly killed. WVorkomii
in a quarry at the foot of the mni~i
&ain saw him plunge over the edge o:
the precipice on tihe north side (of thet
peak. is body was found a fter
search of 30 mlin1utesi.
,It is supposedl lleidl slipp)ed whlt
- mpting to look over the edge oi
'ort Wayne, Ind.--(;eorge WIiis
an aeronau111t, wa~s killed( wh'len hi
ped out of hIs para'lchute to escapii
ing Into a forest. Ilis neck wal
Submarine F-4 Brought to Surface.
H~onluluh.-The U. S. S. submairin<
F-4 submerged outside the harbo
here since March 26 last wals relloate<
tand towed to the quarantine statlot
in Honolulu Bay. The submarine F-.
commnanlded by Lieutenant Alfred L
Ede and wvithi a crew of 21 men, went
.to the bottom of the harbor of H~ono
Tulu March 26, 1915., duiiIng maneou
vers of the "F" squadron. She was
located two days later and( Diver Johi
Agraz of the Navy, descended 21f
,feet, estalishling a newv wor'ldI
Millions in Toys May Be Lost.
Berlin.-Amierican business men in
Germany are taking tihe gloomniest
view of the fate of great quantities ol
goods ordered in Germany for the
American Christmas traile. They saa
that the loss of these goods wvii
amount to millions. Orders totallin;
$50,000,000 for such wvares as toys
Blohemlan glassware, bronzes, Christ
snas cards and optical specialties hai
~een placed for summer delivery, I
* I stated, this being the usdal pract~tci
ttorder' to.4 9' Auier'itan wholemn,li
olau and rthmit to paa goods
Colonel Roosevelt, caught by th.
cameIa in the midst of one of his en
ergetic denunciations of the peace-at
any-price advocates during his west.
YIOLATES FDERAL LAW
GUSTAV KOPSCH ARRESTED AT
WASHINGTON FOR MAKING
PICTURES OF FORTHS.
Had Photographs of Military Reserva
tions and Guns at Fortress Mon
roe and Also at Cape Henry.
Washington. - (iustav' Kopsch, a
young Gertan employed as an instrtu
iment maker by the Carnegie i nstitu
tiol here, was arreste(d by agents of
the department, o justice charged
with violating the Foderal law for
protection of the national defense
by uaking pictures of military reser
vations. lie was held in $5,000 bail
and will be sent to Norfolk for trail
in the United States District court
According to the officers, Kopsch
had in hil possession photographs of
the fortifications and guns at Fort
ress Monroe and of the reservation at
Cape Henry, Va., where the govern
ment is platnning extensive works tc
defend the entrance to Chesapeake
Kopsch returned to Washingtor
after a vacation of about 20 days. 'He
had been under surveillance during
the latter part of the time, his pres
ence with a camera about Fortres:
Monroe, where he is said to have
asked many questions having attract
ed attention. A. Bruce Bielaski, chie
tt the bureau of investigation of tht
department of justice, took persona
charge of the case and after an ir
quiry ordered the arrest.
When arrested the prisoner is sal
to have made no attempt to den
taking the pictures, but insisted thn
a drunken sentry at For-tress Mot
roe gace him permission to use hi
ROOSEVELT NOT SATiSFIED.
Thinks United States Should Giv
Gemrmany a Licking.
Plattsburg, N. Y.-"l)on't appiau
unless you feel a bur-ning sense c
shame because the UnIitedl States ha
not stoodl upl ior lelgiumn."
'ii. Thodor-e Roosevelt, former Pros
(l-nt of the U nitedl States, enlappie
out these wo-d ai ~t ai cr-owd at te
mnilitar-y instri'uction) Campi duriing
speech in whichl lhe censur-ed the at
inlistr-ation for- its alttitude ini tht
ldurOpeant si tuationl and strongly ur-j
('d preparedness lor- wart. As he p~aus
ed after uttering~ the sentence, hi
audlenc-e, consisting of about 1,20'
memiber-s of the camop antd more that
2,000 othert pfersons, bur11st into wili
and1 prolonged .plaluse.
"The sur-est wauy for a nlation to in
-vito dlisaster- is to b~e rich, aggr-essiv
and( uinarmedi,"' the formneri tresident
said at another time in speaking o
"I wish to miake one comment 01
the statement so fr-aptently madl
that we must stand behind the Pries
(lent." he said. "'I heattily sub1scrilb
to this onl 'onidition, andh only 01
Icondlition ,that it is followed by thi
statement 'so long as the P'residen
stands by the countr'"
- Lo0ndon.-Subh-Ldeut. Johnt McLart
. 3f the Royal Navy Flying ('or-ps wva
killed while flying a seaplane ove
Sou thaminptotn water onl the 1n gl is:
coast. 'The machine met with a mb
hal) and( Mciarty fell out, dlroppin,
Wholesale Graft In Canada.
Winnipeg. Man.--Chmarges that enom
mous over-ipaymenls wvere made to th
contractors wvho ei-ectedl the newv Pai
liament buildings of the province 0
Manitoba; that these over-payment
in part at leaist werec designCed to prc
vide a camipaignl fund for- tile recen
Roblin government and that soi
members ot that government weri
cognizant of what was gping on worn
sustained in the report of tile Roya
Commision, commonly known as ti
Mathers commission, which inquiret
into the charges.
TO SATISFY U. S.
IF ARABIC WAS ATTACKED WITH
OUT WARNING WILL MAKE
PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE
Will Also Give Assurance That Such
Tragedies Will Not Be Repeated.
to offer full satisfaction to the United
States for the sinking of the liner
Arabic with a loss of two American
lives, was communicated formally to
the state department by Count von
Hernstorff, German ambassador here,
on instructions from the Belin foreign
The ambassador read to Secretary
Lansing a memorandum outlining the
position of his government. It is
promised that if it was found that
the Arabic was attacked without
warning, the Imperial government
not only would promptly disavow the
act, but would give the United States
"full satisfaction." This, it is well
known, would have to include repara
tion for the Americans lost and as
surances that such tragedies would
not be repeated.
No further developments in the sit
uation are expected now until the
submarine commander who sank the
Arabic has reported to Berlin. Mean
time, President Wilson and Secretary
Lansing, though visibly encouraged
and relieved by Count von Bern
stortf's assurances and reports from
A mbassador Gerard on his conferences
with the Foreign Minister von Jagow,
are in a waiting attitude. Before the
American government can speak
there must be forthcoming the Ger
man disavowel and explanation of
what all evidence received has seem
ed to prove was an "unfriendly act."
It also became known that the
state department has been informed
that Germany is ready to renew dis
cussion of the Lusitania incident and
to offer reparation for the American
lives lost when that vessel was sent
to the bottom without warning by a
German submarine. There has been
no response to the last American
note on this subject and it is known
that the United States would not list
en to reparation proposals with the
situation created by the sinking of
the Arabic still pending.
GOVERNORS END MEETING.
Will Meet Next Year In Salt Lake
City.-Naval Resources Discussed.
Boston.-After discussion of the
naval and military resoures of the
country in which it was generally
I agreed that the United States was not
- adequately prepared against foreign
Invasion, the Conference of Governors
I Cfende its annual sessions. No reso
r lutions on the subject were proposed,
t but several of the executives saidl
they felt certain all the governors
s would return to their states with the
intention of denmanding from their
congressmen support in any program
for strengthening the forces of de
e'The' governors chose Salt Lake
City as tne place for next year's meet
ing andl eleeted Governor Spryo of
litah, chairman of the executive comn
mittee. Other committee members
s elected were Governor Stuart of Vir
ginia and Governor Capper of Kan
The conference program, which
Shad included a review of the Atlantic
S feet and a par-ade of 7,000 members
-of the Massachusetts militia, has
arousedl great interest In discussion.
As a result the sessions were remov
-ed from the senate chamber to the
more spacious hall of the house of
represen ta,t ives,
Wilson Walked to Bank.
Washington. - President Wilson
- walked' through the business section
of Washington going to his bank to
examine pa pers in his safe deposit
bhox. ie was recognizedl frequently
andl returned bows of many pedles
- Trip to South America.
New York-The personnel of the
various sub-commi ttees of the body in
charge of arrangements for the return
t ri p of Americana bankers and~ business
men to Cent ral andl South America
will he dliscussed andl steps taken to
plan itine-rar-ies at. a meeting to be
held in this city, Septenmber 9. A call
t or this meeting was issued by James
rA. I''arrell, chairman of flhe committee
i appoinutedI by Secretary of the Tr'ieas
-ury ~lAloo to arrange detaIls. Much
;Interest is manifest ed by buisiniess
ExPrsien Taft Talks PlaInly.
B lerkeley, ('aI.- lFormer President
3 Taft w-ar-ned ('alifornia that it was5
- condlucting a clinical laboratory for
social antd politic-al experiments for
which it would have to pay. Mr. Taft
- spoke in the ope.'u air Greek theatre
at the University of California. "This
state is a lahor-atory 'for political ex
periments," he said. "which we in the
F~ast are qiuite willing you should
Imaintain, if you ar-e quite willing to
pay the hills, and you may be sure
yo il hsvnt mm 1on.
LOUIS RANDOLPH FORD
Louis Randolph Ford, ensign in the
United States navy, is one of the offi
cers who rece ved the degree of mas
ter of arts from Columbia university
at this year's commencement. He is
a Texan and entered the service as
an enlisted machinist.
[ERMANY SENDS REGRETS
.OUNT BERNSTORFF ASKS FOR
HEARING IN CASE CONCERN
In Message to Stabe Department Ger
many Asks That Berlin Side Be
Heard-Teat of Note.
Washington.-Count 3ernstorff, the
German Ambassador, communicated
to the, state department instructions
from Berlin expressing regret if
Americans lost their lives in the sink
ing of the liner Arabic, and asking
that the United States delay taking
a definite stand in the case until Ger
many could report in more detail.
This was the first word from an of
ficial German source concerning the
Arabic, on which two Americans per
ished. Its receipt was followed by
an evident relaxation of tension
among officials. No attempt was
Riade however either at the state de
partment or the White House to in
terpret the ambargador's communica
tion. Officials merely said the Amer
lean government of course would
await the German explanation.
Count Bernstorff telegraphed from
New York the text of his instruction
from Berlin as follows:
"So far no official information
available concerning the sinking of
the Arabic. The German government
trusts that the American government
will not take a definite stand at hear
ing only the reports of one side,
which In the opinion of the Imperial
government cannot correspond with
the facts, but that a chance will be
geven to Germany ip be heard equal
ly. Although the Imperial govern
ment does not doubt the good faith
of the witnesses whose statements
are reported by the newspapers in
Europe, it should be borne in mind
that these statements are naturally
made under excitement which might
easily produce wrong impressions. If
Americans should have actually lost
their lives this would naturally be
contrary to our intentions. The Ger
man government would deeply regret
the fact, and begm to tendler sincerest
sympiathies to the American govern
Secretary Lansigg Indicated he did
not intend1 to reply at this time. Hie
agreed to publication of the Ambas
sador's statement but said he had no
comment to make.
NEUTRALS MAY GET COTTON.
Will Not Be Confiscated Unless Ship
ments Exceed Consumption.
Washington.-Reassurance to cotton
shippers that their cargoes for- neum
trals will not be confiscated under the
contrabandl order if they come within
the normal consumption wvas given
in a statement issued at the Biritish
"It Is a misapprehension to sup
pose that the dleclaration of cotton
to be contraband will further restr-ict
those consignments of cotton to neeu.
tral countries wvhich are proved to
be exclusively destined for the no
mal consumption of those countries,"
said the statement. "The Embassy
has no authority howeve', to give
any assurance as to the immunity of
particular shipments, but under the
procedlure of international law rela
ting to absolute contraband, evidence
of ultlimate enemy destination will
b~e neocsary to the condemnation of
cotton as a lawful prize."
$20,000,000 Credit For France.
Newv York.-Announcement Is just
made by Brown Bros. & Co., that ar.
rangements for a $20,000,000 French
commercial export credit had been'f
completed and the credit issued.
Gerrman Soldiers In Service.
London.-Germany on July 31l had
1,800,000 men on the Western hamttle
front and .1.400,000 on the East-a
total of 3,200,000 on the actual.fighting
line--according to a statement from
an authorative BrItish source. The1
statement gives German losses in
killed, wounded and missing up to
June 30 as 1,672,444. The 3,200.000
men counted do not include a l'rge
numbeor in garrisons, fortIficatIons
and( on lines of comnmunicatIon. It is
assorted there are also 1,120,000 Aus
triann Ii actual snetic
MUSCOVITES RETIRE WITHOUT
ANY EFFORT TO DEFEND
CENTER OF BUG RIVER LINE
mermans Are Now in Possession of
the Whole Line of Railway From
Chelm to Bialystok.
London.--Brest-Litocsk, the main
tussiani fortress and concentration
enter for the Bug River line of do.
ensea is now occupied by the Austro
lernans. While the Russians offered
tout resistance during the invaders'
tpproach, it is apparent no attempt
vas made to defend Brest-Litovsk it
elf. It was evacuated as was Osso
vetz, in conformity with the Russian
ntention to take up new positions
The Germans now are in possession
)f the whole line of railway from
"helm to Blalystok. The Russians
:aving already avacuated the latter
pity, the lesser fortreses of Grodno
ind Olita now are the only strongly
iefeaded positions remaining in the
lands of the Russians. Both these
ire being approached by the Germans.
They probably will be given up when
they have fulfilled their purpose of
facilitating the Russian retreat.
The Russians have not yet entered
the vast Bleloviezh forest, which ex.
tends 30 miles north andl south and
has a width of from 17 to 30 miles.
The forest is a famous hunting cen
ter and a bison preserve. South of it
are the Pripet marshes, which protect
the Russian left and with plenty of
roads and three or four railroad lines.
it is expected here Grand Duke Nicho.
las will make good his retirement of
Grodno and Vilna can hold out long
enough. Even if they should fall,
military observers say the Grand Duke
would be well on his way to his new
positions before the Germans could
reach his flank.
There is' again talk of Russian pre
parations for a stand, but no indica.
tion as yet as to where this attempt is
to to made.
Aircraft again have broken the
monotony of the western warfare.
Sixty-two French aeroplanes flew over
the Dellingen iron works near Saar
louis, Rhenish Prussia, dropping 150
bombs, while a British aviator to re
ported to have dropped a bomb upon
and destroyed a German submarine
off Ostend. The German report says
four of the French machines in the
attack near Saarlouis were brought
down, one of them, however, falling
behind the French lines.
GOVERNORS DISCUSS DEFENSE.
See Demonstration by Massachusetts
Boston.--A demonstration of the
preparedness for active service of the
Massachusetts National Guard was
given before the visiting Governors
andl a great throng of citizens in a
p~aradle, through the streets of the city,
of the entire state militia. The gov
ernors saw the maneuvers of some
of the nation's battleships.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and
Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, retired,
were with Governor Walsh and vis
ining governors and former governors
on the reviewing stand while the
milItiamen marched past.
Before the parade, the governors
held their fourth session for presen
tation and dliscussion of papers, the
(lay being devoted to the treatmett
of prisoners, and capital punishment.
A statement by former Governor
Blease of South Carolina that "mobs
are no longer possible, liberty will
b~e dead," called forth a brief re
sponse from Governor Goldsborough
of Maryland, who said
"Such a statement is unchristiy. If
capital punshment is wrong, how
much more so is capItal punishmient
at the handls of a mobi?"
Goy. Richard I. Manning of South
Carolina said that wvhen a lynching
took place in his state nowv the coun
ty had to pay $2,000 to the family of
Haiti Given Until Sept. 17.
Washington. -- HaIti's Parliamnicn
has been given until September 17 to
act on the pr-oposed treaty by which
the United States would exteud a
linancial protectorate over the un
\Meantime, the American marines wi:1
(-ontinue to occupy the prineipaj cities
af the Island to prevent recurrence of
inarchy. Charge Davis of the Ameri.
an Legatlon at Port au Prince hadl
tsked that the treaty draft be ap
proved at one, when Paraliamnent was
scheduled to adjou rn.
Berlin May RestrIct Sale of Liquor.
Ber-lin, via London'r-Police author,
ties are attempting to curt'ail theO
3onsumiption of dlistilled liquor-s; ;t
s proposed that the government in
he Berlin district forbid sale of th ese
iqulors after 7 p. nm., on ordlinary days
Indl entirely on Sundlays and holidatys
inid the days preceding and fol'owving
hem, and to restr-ict all sales to brands
'osting a minimum of four marks
$1) per liter, which is 'Wllghtly Over
me quart, It is undlerstood the gov
'rnment is unwilling at present to at
empt national prohitia.
VISITORS MEET IN COLUMBIA
AND ANNOUNCE SCHOLAR.
LARGEST APPLICATION LIST
Full List of Successful Contestants
Fog' Thirty-Five Vacancies at
Columbia.The scholarship comn~
Tee of Jhe board of visitors of the Ci .
del met in the office of the state su
perintendent of education to select
the winners of the appointments in the
The members of the committee are:
Col. Orlando Sheppard, Edgefleld;
Col. D. A. Spivey, Conway; J. E.
Swearingen, state superintendent of
education, and O. J. Bond, superin
tendent of the Citadel.
The number of applicants was lar
ger than ever before in the history
of the Citadel. 'rho successful con
testants for the 35 vacancies follow:
Abbeville, J. W. Wilson, G. T. Ha
gan; Aiken, M. Surasky; Anderson,
J. G. Bruce, T. C. Cannon; Barnwell,
J. J. Still, Jr.; Berkeley, to be an
n'ounced later; Charleston, A. Epstein,
B. W. Seymour; Cherokee, A. L.
Poole; Chesterfield, J. 11. Rivers; Clar.
endon, W. C. Wolfe; Collecton, H.
C. Jones; Darlington, W. E. James;
Edgefield, J. B. Hart; Florence, W. C.
Huggins; Greenville, D. Harrison;
Geor'getown, F. W. Ford; Greenwood,
H. W. Ta rkington, J. K. Coleman;
Kershaw, G. W. Nicholson; Laurence,
J. D. Fuller; Newberry, C. J. Dunston;
Orangeburg. M. K. Jeffords, A. D.
Fair; Richland, A. I. Tabor, F. A.
Thompson; Spartanburg, W. W. Fant,
Jr., W. F. Thompson; Sumter, J. H.
Sanders; Union, J. R. Lawson; Wil
liamsburg, J. M. Lesesne; Jasper, to
be announed later; Lancaster, candi
date No. 11 successful applicant.
Fatal Accident Near Greenville.
Greenville. - Miss Hattie Emma
Sammonds was instantly killed when
the automobile in which she and two
of her brothers were riding turned
over in a ditch on the Sandy Flat
road sonic six or seven miles from
Greenville. The young people had
started to Mountain Creek church rind
the driver of the machine was at
tempting to pass a buggy. Some
weeds grew on the side of he road
and these concealed the ditch into
which the machine plunged. The step
of the car crushed against the neck
of the young woman, breaking the
neck and killing her. One of her
brothers was Injured,
Nurse Will Talk of Work.
Columbia.-Miss Sara M. F. Babb,
a registered nurse of the American
Red Cross town and country nursing
service, will speak before the joint
meeting of the South Carolina Con
ference for the Conmuon Good and the
South Carolina Conference on Chari.
ties and Corrections in Columbia on
the night of Septembher 8 on "Public
Service Activities in Greenville." Miss
Babb has been in ervice in Greenville
for several month and~ will be enab
edto come to the fconference fresh
from her experien es *andl work of
several months inhils populous up.
Laurens Bankers id Farmers.
Laurens.-For~ the pf rpose of giving
added impetus to the live stock indus.
try In this county, tie bankers of
Laurens held a mieetmk and unani
mously agreed to give such support,
financially andl otherwise, as is con
sistent with good business ability to
aid. Patr-ons of the various banking ~
institutions and the farmers enerally
will be urged to devote more atten
tion to live stock raising, aspecially
cattle andl hogs.
Kick of Horse is Fatal. '
Govan.-J. Madison Odom dien
from the effect of a wvound inflicted by
the kick of a horse, lie wvas chastis.
lng the animal with a whip when it
kicked him In the region of the
stomach. Hie lived several hornrs.
suffering excruciating pain.
Compress and Warehouse Company.
Charlestonr-T-'hat the Mutual Com
press and Ware:house company has
been organized to rectify the tardy do
livery of cotton to Charleston by
railroads is the statement authorized
by C. F. Middloton, who heads the
newly commissioned $100,000 project.
"The plant whicat is to be construct
ed on the Cooper river site now occu
piedl by the Riverside Iron wvorks wifl
be a strictly local proposition," sa1k
Mr. Midldleton. Interested parties in
cltude the firms of Finley & Hlasell, j
R. Young & Co.
Finds Accounts O. K.
Rldgeland.-Col. D. H-. Wise and
Maj. 10. M. Gilmore delegated by the
comptroller general to check up state-L
ments of hte auditor and treasurer for
Jasper county for the past fiscal year,
have inspected the balance sheet and
report sapne t~o be correct and satis
factory. They spent two days in towvn
on the work. iru[)ng the work, W. 'H
Pinekney, foreman of the grand jury,
was present, as well as S. 13. Owens,
superintendent of ed'ucation. All ex
pressed themselves as satisfied with