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'RETARY MAKES PUBLIC THE
NAMES OF MEN WHO WILL
OS. EDISON AT THE HEAD
e Others Were Named by Eleven
areat Engineering and Scientific
Societies.--Meet First Oct. 6.
Washington.--The full membership
the naval advisory board, nomi
ted 'by 11 great engineering and
entific societies to contribute their
'entivo genius under the lead of
omas A. Edison to the American
vy, has just hoen announced by
d the societies which nominated
imerican Chief Aeronautical Soci
--H-udson 31axinm. Brooklyn; Mat
1w Bacon Sellers, Baltimore.
'merican Society of Automobile En.
eers-Iloward L. Coffin. Detroit,
I Andrew J. R iker, Bridgeport,
rho Inventor's Guild-Dr. Peter
oper Iewitt. New York; and Thos.
hhins, Stamford. ('onn.
\.merican ('hemical Society---Dr. 1.
W\'hitney. Schenectady; L. H. hlack.
\merican Institute of American Eni
eers---iFrank Julian Sprague. New
rk ; Itenjam in G L am , inil.I'it t bu rg
\mnerican Matherntical Soci,"y
bert. Simpson Wood ua rI. and I Ir.
thur Gordon Websz t r, WoNrcester,
meriean Society of ('ivil 1"-:r inegr'
\ndrew MurrayI Iunt. New York.
I Alfred ('ravyen, New York
\meri'an insiitut, of Mining Engi
ers---William I ,aw ronce iunders.
w York, and Benjan in Ihdlwich
ayer, New York.
\merican Electro-('hem ical Society
Dr. Joseph William Richards.
uth Itethlehem. l'a.: and Lawrence
(licks. Chrome. N. J.
\mnerican Society of iechanical En
leers-William Leroy lEmmet, Sche
:-tady, and J. Spencer Miller, South
ange, N. J.
American Society of ,Aeronartic
gineers-ienry Alexander Wise
)od, and 1Elmer A. Sperry.
'ho board's first meeting will he
.d at the Navy D~epartment Octo
DATE FOR ATTACK
port That Mexicans Have Set Sep
tember 18 as Date for Raid.
trownsville. Tex.-- ('col. &I L. 13ui
d, at llarlington. investigated a
>ort that a large hand of armed and
>ofted 'Mexicans visited a ranch
Hidalgo county a few days afo and
'lared that Septemnher 18 had been
as a date for a general attack on
wericans along the border.
krmy officials also investigated a
>ort that boats arie being construct
ii Mlatam~oros for use in crossing
*lio Grande. No iniforumation was
)fficial reports to ('ol. A. P. Plock
Sat Fort Blrown. indiented that the
-sence(~ of the 4t.3oonierican troops
)arently is exerting a salutary in
'nce and that thter, is a not Iceabile
ainution of talk of reprisals among
pan sible personms on the Mlexican
e of the Rio Grande. Gen. i. p.
farr-ate, in (coniamad at Altat amoros,
te-ratedl his assuranc,-s of ia-opera
1 with the American authorities.
Battle With Police Six Hours.
~an F'ramnlso A six-hour- battle
we-en thi Palmon and G;eorige Nel
,a foreien..r :'. vear- otld. wanted
complicity in Ohe r hhery of a Los
zeles banik, en-d at da(wn whenm
lson's bulli r. Idled body- was
lid stretched onl a rot in a rootimg
18e. Ie i-ad ended his life hy stnd.
a bullet through his head.
Cabinet Has Not Resigned.
'etrograd, vIa London.---The state
nt published in the l'nited( Stateos
t the cabinet of Premier- Gorem
ihad resigned, and that a coahi
I cabinet would be formed is er
eons. The cabinet has not re
Loyal to United States.
thicago--. mass-meeting here of
amer subjects of Aust ria-Hungar-y
ipted resolutions condlemning the
Ion of Ambassador Dumba that
sed the 'United tSates to ask his
all. The leaders of the meetling
te office of th Bohmian National
lance, the Blroatian League of ('hi
' o, the Serbian National C'lub and
*-Slovak Guards, The resolution
-ents the reference Ambassador
*mba made to the Auntrians in
erica, and declare loyalty under
i conditions to the United States.
Three VictIms of Villa.
ann Antonio, Tex.-Detatls of the
- iorted execution by General Pran,
co Villa atChihuahua City about
days ago, of Sebastian Vargas
a te treasurer of Chihuahua; Aure
a Gotizales, state secretary and for
- r Chiuthuahuan governor andl Felipr
(: tierrez, another ex-goveraor of Chi
ahus, were contained in a lettei
omun Mrs. Vargas, widow of one of the
3ged victims. Vlila forced the thre-c
umake wills bequeathing all their
operty to him and then orderes
CANNOT CONSENT THAT AFFAIRS
OF M!EXICO BE HANDLED BY
SAYS STRIFE IS NEAR END
In Note Carranza Claims Control of
All Territory Except Few Scatter
Vera Cruz.-Gen. Venustiano Car
ranza's reply to the appeal of the
United States and the Latin-American
countries for a conference between
the leaders of the various Mexican
factions, having in view an adjustment
of Mexico's internecine struggle is a
polite but unequivocal "no."
In a note issued by Foregn Minis
ter Acuna, General Carranza has told
the diplomats that he can permit of
no interference whatever by foreign
governments. lie explains that he is
in control now of all 'Mexico except
the states of Chihuahua and Morejos.
and a part of the state of Sonora.
The signers of the note to Carranza
are invited to come themselves or to
send representatives to soe point
along the Rio Grande for a confer
enCe at which the affairs of 'Mexico
may he discussed "solely from an in
ternational poilt of view'." and with
the idea that ('arra:nza's government
he roeognized as the de facto govern
muent in .\Mexico.
The (dipilornats are told 'that the
first chief of the Constitutionalists
110w coniinands an army of 150,000
moon that the functions of public
service have been restored, the rail
ways repaired and railway traffic re
sulmed. The note adds that in the
fields and the cities there have been
reborn the activities of normal life.
Stress is laid on the assertion that
soon the entire country will be at
The reply insists that the first chief
is actuated by the highest motives in
leelining to participate in the con
rerence. It is stated that the fact that
hte Revolutionists had entered into
i pact at Vera Cruz with the old
.overnment was one of the weak
losses of President Francisco I. Ma
lerio's arrangement for the rehabilita
ion of Mexico and that this alleged
rafficing with the opposition was
mne of the reasons for the disagree
muents that culminated in the tragic
battle in Mexico City in February.
1913. Incidentally it is stated in the
note that "some foreign diplomats"
were involved in that affair.
OTHERS MAY HAVE TO GO.
Dumba Case May Effect Other Rep
Washington. - President Wilson's
request for the recall of the Austrian
Ambassador, Dr. Constantin Theodor
Dumoba, has broadened into a situation
Involving Captain Franz con Papen,
tile mnlitary attachte of the German
Embassy; Alevander Nuber von Pere
ked, the Austrian Cogsul General in
New York, and possibly Count von
Blernstorff, thle German Ambassador.
The official view is that the Ambas
sador, although technically involved,
is not so seriously concerned as the
military attachte or the Consul Gen
eral. It is not unlikely that both of
the 'atter may be r-ecalled or dismiss
edl from tile country.
Coupled with German's disappoint
ing andl unsatisfactory explanation of
the sinking of tile White Star liner
Arabic. after C'ount von Blernstorff
hlad giv-en assur-ances that full satis
faction wouldl be given if it were
established thiat a Germuan submarine
suink tile shlip, offic-ial Washington
views the friendly relations with thle
G;er'.an ic Power-s strained more to
ward thle breaking point tihan ever be
British Steamer Torpedoed.
Paris.--The Bitish steamer Alexan
diria. ownedl by the C1unard Steamship
Company-. was torpedloedl 70 milles from
Cape Palos, near Miurcia. Spain. ac
ecrding to tihe Miadrid correspondent
of the Hlavas agency. Twenty-eight
of the crew have ben landed at Miaz
French Seek Big Loan.
New York.-The Anglo-French com
mission, seeking a way to meet the
huge bills of Great Britain and
France for American munitions and
Othetrs upplies, reachled New York
was welcomled b~y J. P. lor-gan andi
met atpproximtately 100 prominent
hankers, insurance heads and leaders
in other lin~es of finance late in the
afternoon at a reception in Mir. Mlor
gan's libr-ary-. At night the commis
sioners were dinner guests of a party
of New York financiers.
\American Dollar Should Rule.
Washington.-Th time has conme in
tie opinion of the Federal Reserve
Board, when tile American dollar
should take a dominating place in the
financial markets of thle world and
when Amneren or dollar exchange
shouldI become the medium through
which the millions of exports and im
ports of tile United States are paid.
To open the field for American ex
change tile board issued revis~d regu
lations governing the rediscount of
bankers' acceptances by Federal re.
L; fL '
WILSON VISITS LANSING
PRESIDENT WALKS TO STATE
DEPARTMENT TO DISCUSS
Dumba Was Acting Under Instruc
tions From His Government.
Washington Remains Silent.
Washington-Dr. Constantin Dum
ha, the Austro-Ilungarian ambassador
left for the summer embassy at Len
ox, glass., to await word from Secre
tary Lansing whether the United
States government is satisfied with his
explanation of his intercepted letter
to Vienna outlining plans for with
drawing Austro-Hiungarian labor and
handicapping American - munition
The ambassador's statement to Mr.
Lansing that he wis acting under in
structions from his government in all
that he planned to do apparently has
made of the affair a diplomatic issue
far more serious than a mere question
of ethics or propriety involving only
Dr. Dumba himself.
Silence on the subject was observ
ed again at the White House and state
department, and so far as is known
no decision has been reached.
The president, carrying the cabled
copy of the ambassador's letter, walk
ed over to the department, surprised
Secretary Lansing in his office and
spent 15 minutes discussing the situa
tion. It was the first time a president
has done such a thing since Spanish
Before leaving Washington, Am
bassador Dumba called at the labor
department to seek co-operation in his
program for providing new employ
ment for workmen who are expected
to walk out of the munitions plants.
Secretary Wilson was not in his of
fice, but he talked with acting Secre
tary Densmore. It is no secret In offi
cial circles that the administration
would not countenance any sort of
participation In such a movement.
EMPEROR TAKES COMMAND.
Places Himself In Supreme Command
of Land and 'Sea Forces.
Petrograd.-Grand Duke Nicholas,
wvho has been at the head of the Rus
sian armies in the great campaigns on
the eastern front, has been transfer
red by Emiperor Nicholas to the Cau
caucus wvhere the comparatively uin
important operations against the
Tur-ks are in progress.
The emperor's actlcn was taker
wh'ien he assumed cominand of all of
Russia's arnmed forces on land and
sea, it dleveloping that he had placed
himself at the head of Russia's naval
as well as her military' forces.
Grand Duke Nichiola-s is appointed
viceroy of the Caucaucus and com
mandler in chief of the army on the
Russian southern front.
Thought Arabie Would Attack.
Berlin, via London.-Thie command
er of a ,German submarine wvhich has
returnedl to Its base has reported to
the admiralty that lie torpedoed the
liner Arabic in the belief that the
Arabi's action Indicated she was about
to attack the submarino and that he
fired In self-defense.
Thegeubmarine commander said his
boat was engaged in destroying a
freighter when the Arabic was sight
f'd. The submarine was then on t-he
The Arabic, the commander de
(lares swung around and headed to
wardls the freighter as If to 'attack
the submarine. The commander re
mainedl In doubt as to her intentions
wh'len she changed het' course a few
points, but still kept headed in a di
rection bringing her nearer to the
The submarine commander said he
continuied to observe the actions of
the liner until he saw her again
change her course and head dlirect.
Then the commander. believing his
craft In danger,, he declated, sub
merged and fired a torpedo.
Redfield Urges Prevention of Waste
Rochester, N. Y.-Speak~ng before
the American Public Ileaith Associa
tion William C. Redfield, Secretary of
Commerce, urged Americans to viov
with sober m~inds the waste of was
abroad and consider ways of prevent
ing the waste of peace.
AUSTRIA EXPLAINS PLAN
IAN LABOR FROM AMERICAN
Ambassador Dumba Explains His
Claims to Secretary Lansing.
Wilson to Decide.
Washington.-Dr. Constantin Dum
ba, the Austro-Ilungarian Ambassador,
explained to Secretary Lansing a let
ter written by him to the Vienna for
eign office discussing plans for with
drawing Austro-Hungarian labor from
American plants making war supplies
for the Allies.
Neither the Ambassador nor Mr.
Lansing would comment on the inter
view when it was over. In official
quarters it was expected the Secre
tary would submit the matter to Pres
ident Wilson, with whom would rest
the decision whether the explanation
The text of Doctor Dumba's letter,
recently seized by British authorities
from its bearer, James F. J. Archi
bald, an American, was cabled to the
state department by Ambassador
Page, and had been the subject of a
conference between the President and
Secretary Lansing before the Ambas
sador reached the department. It is
understood the use of an American
passport to shield the messenger, who
carried not only the Dumba letter but
dispatches from the German Embassy
and other documents, was regarded
by them as quite as- serious a matter
as the activities revealed by the letter
Mr. Lansing's only statement on
the subject was a negative response
when asked whether any steps had
been taken toward bringing the situ
ation to the attention of the Vienna
From reliable sources it was learn
ed that Doctor Dumnba outlined to
Secretary Lansing the Austro-Hungar
ian view of the plans dealth with in
his letter, contending that it contem
plated no violation or laws of the
Unitedl States nor offense against
EVIDENCE OF CONSPIRACY.
Mexicans Plan to Overthrow Ameri
Brownsville, Tex.--More evidence
of a widlespread conspiracy among
Mexicans on both sides of the Rio
Gr-anile to overthrow American au
thority along the border was discover
ed by state and federal authoritiess
investigating the recent outbreak.
One circular, dated October 1,
1914, whleh was said to have been
widekv distributed in Texas and
Mexico, appealed to Mexicans to "rise
in favbr of Carranza and indlepend
ence, because at the rate we are going
we soon willl be slaves of the Ameri
The names of the Mexicans who
signed the call were not made public.
Letters from points in Lower Cali
fornia, indicating that plans for up
rising along the border were in pro
cess of formation for more than a
year, also were found. Buttons en
closed in the letters were inscribed
"Land and Liberty."
Norwegian Bark Sunk.
London.-The Norwegian bark
Storesand, 1,689 tons which sailed
from Iquipue, Chile, April 30 for Liv
erpool, has been sunk. Her crew was
Italy Puts Cotton on Contraband LIst.
Paris.--Italy has declared cotton
contraband of war, a Rome dispatch
to the Hlavas agency announces.
Americans May Claim Goods.
Washington. -- Ambassador Page
cabled that Great"Britain now is pre
pared to acepeit informal represctita
tions by the Foreign Trade Advisers
of the state departme~nt as a means
of releasing American owned goods
of German and Austrian origin held
up at neutral ports by the British or
der-in-council. The decision will re
sult in the Trade Advisers resuming
negotiations Interrupted since June 16
by the British refusal to consider fur
- ther applications for special permits
under the order-in-council.
HEART OF LONDON
BOMBS DROPPED IN LONDON
BUSINESS DISTRICT BY GER.
MOST A SCORE ARE KILLED
2o Americans Were Killed.-Great
Norwich Factories and Iron Works
Washington.-A cablegram confirm
ng press dispatches that no Ameri
ans were killed or injured in the
eppelin raid on London reached the
tate department from the American
t mbassy at London.
While the state department officials,
lid not care to commit themselves to
Ln official opinion on the aspect in in
ernational law of an attack of air
hips upon London or any other such
ity, it was indicated that presuming
he presence of a defensive force in
he. city there can be no legal objec
ion by a neutral power whose citizens
vere killed. The state department's
nterpretation is that the fact that the
)lace is "defended" is sufficient to re
teve the attackers from the necessity
)f giving notice.
Berlin, via London.-The chief of
he Admiralty Staff has issued the
"Our naval airships attacked dur
ng the night of September 8-9, with
,ood results, the western part of the
,ity of London, the great factories
near Norwich and the harbor works
ind iron works at Middlesboro. There
wvere heavy explosions and numerous
Fires were observed.
"Our airships were heavily fired at
by hostile batteries but all returned
London. - The official statement
iven out here gives the following
ist of casualties in the air raid.
Killed, 12 men, two women, and six
Injured seriously, eight men, four
vomen and two children.
Injured slightly, 38 men, 23 women
nd 11 children.
One soldier was killed, and three
wvere injured. All the other victims
No Americans were killed or in
DR. DUMBA MUST GO.
Nashington Informs Vienna That
He Is No Longer Acceptable.
>f Vienna has been instructed by ca
)le to inform the Austo-Hungarian
overnment that Dr. Constantin Dum
>a no longer is accept?*Nule as an envoy
o tie United States, and to ask for
SQecretary Lansing formally an
mounced the action. It was the ans
ver of the American government to
)ootor Dumba's explanation of his in
ercepted letter to Vienna outlining
ulans for handicapping plants in this
:ountry making war supplies for the
News that Doctor Dumba's recall
uad been requested created a sensa
ion in the capital. It had been
<nown in official circles that Presi
lent Wilson and Secretary Lansing
regarded his conduct as a grave
breach of propriety, hut there had
been a well defined impression that
the only immediate step would be
the cancellation, announced, of the
passport of Archibald, the American
avho carried the intercepted dis
Germany Sends Regrets.
Berlin, via London.-In its note to
the United States on the sinking of
the White Star Liner Arabic, the Ger
man governnment says that "it me..'
leeply regrets that lives were lost
hrotjg'h the action of the commander;
it particularly expresses this regret
to the government of the United
States on account of the death of
American citizens," andl adds:
"The German gover-nment is uin
able, however, to acknowledge any
obligation to grant indemnity in the
matter, even if the commander should
have been mistaken as to the aggres
sive intentions of the Arabic."
Dyers are Seeking Aid.
Washingltonj--A committee repre..
senting the Master Dyers' Association
of Philadelphia, headed by D. F. Wa
ters, president, asked Secretary Lans
ing for asistance to relieve the dye
stuff situation. They declared no new
practical methods had been develop
ed for tihe manufacture of dyestuffs,
that supplies were about exhausted,
and that the situation could be reliev
ed only by releasing dyes now dletain
ed in German ports, Under certain
conditions they said Germany would
release those goods.
Cotton Manufacturers Meet.
Newv London. Conn.--.The ninety
ninth semi-annual meeting of the Na
tioraal Asociat'ion of Cotton Manufac
turers openedl at Eastern Poin with an
attendannce of 300 enembers and
guests. The effect of the War in Eu
rope on the American cotton industr-y
wvill be one of the features of the (dis
cussion. The President of the associa
tion, Albert Greene Duncan, of Ties.
ton, in an add~ress, said he believed
that industrial preparedness should
go hand in hand with military pre
TO AID FARMERS
COMMISSIONER E. J. WAT8Oft
DISCUSSES EFFECTS OF GREAT
ROBBING SOIL OF ITS LIFE
Commissioner Says That Unassuming
Cow Pea Will Redeems Soil of
Columbia.--As part of the program
for the conference for the Common
Good holding Joint meetings with the
Conference of Charities and Correc
tions, E. J. Watson, commissioner or
agriculture, commerce and industries,
delivered an address in which he
showed how the farmers of the state
were profiting by the lesson they had
been forced to learn from conditions,
which were caused last fall by the out
break of the European war. David R.
Coker of Hartsville, although unable
to be present himself, contributed a
paper to the conference in which he
announced the results of some import
ant experiments he has been conduct
irg in seed selection on his experi
In his address Mr. Watson traced
graphically what he termed the "agri
cultural revolution which has gotten
under way in the last 18 months."
He declared that the farmers of the
cotton states in the southeast had
advanced further along agricultural A
lines in that period than they had in
the last 25 years. The reason for this
advancement, Mr. Watson said, was
that they had taken to heart the les
sons the European war drove home
"Ignorance is the costliest thing in
the world," said Mr. Watson. " It led
to the most shameless robbery of our
soil by a system of farming which im
poverished it without even attempting
to replace by natural means the ele
ments necessary to the growth of
Mr. Watson predicted that the un
assuming cow pea and other legumes
by restoring the nitrogen to the soil
would in time redeem the soil of
"With the wealth created by the
cow pea, we can build educational and
charitable institutions and make our
state blossom like a rose," said Mr.
The speaker scored the wasteful use
of commercial fertilizers which he
said had led the southeastern states
to the brink of bankruptcy. He de
clared that commercial fertilizers
were merely "patent medicines" for
the soil which stimulated it for a
time when it was sick from neglect
jnd made it do its duty for a day.
Build Houses For Florence Fair.
Florence.-The Florence fair will
be held next November in the associa
tion's own buildings. The directors
have been busy in the matter of col
lecting subscriptions recently and
have raised enough to complete pay
ment for the tract of land recently
bought on the outskirts of the city.
They have borrowed money enough to
put up several buildings and to fence
the entire grounds, The Florence
Athletic Park Association will build
the grandstand, and the city of Flor
ence is expeCcted to build the stalls
for the cattle.
Creamery Stock Subscribed.
Darlington.-The0 subscription list
to the capital stock of the creamery
to be located at Darlington by authori.
ties at Clemson college was passed
aroundl andl Practically all of the stock
wa susrie by the business men
The first announcement that a
creamery would be established here
was made at the last annual meeting
of the D~arlington County Agricultural
society about the 1st of August. Since
that time the people of the town and
surrounding country have been very
much interested in the projeut and
plans for the establishm)enIt of routes,
etc., are already well under way.
Want to Handle Guns.
Greenville.-At a meeting here it
was decided that an artillery company
should be organized in Greenville.
Fifty-three young men, the vast ma
jority of whom have had military ex..
perience ranging from 3 to 15 years,
have signed a petition asking that the
artillery corps be formed. The peti
tion will be forwarded immediately to
Adjutant General Moore. The men
who hope to form this organization
exlpress a preference for field artil
lery, but are willing to Join the coast
artillery if officials think best.
Big Fire Fighting Machine.
Charleston.-Charleston's new $11,
000 motor Pumping fire appartus- is a
,giant .machine. It weighs 13,000
pounds, is 30 feet long, 7 feet wide
and 10 feet high, has a motor develop
ing 141 horsepower under brake test
and canl Pump 1,000 gallons of wvate
a minute on a fire. A factory expert
nere to supervise the unloading of the
machine said that it was the largest
apparatus ever built by the Seagrave
company of Cleveland and is therefore.
probably one of the largest machines
In the country.