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JUST OUTNEW OR
REPORTS ON WAR GAME OF- U. 8.
NAVY WHICH IS JUST COM
ADMIRAL KNIGHT UMPIRED
Attacking Fleet Could Come to With.
in Twenty Miles of Metropolis Un
der Favorable Weather Conditions,
Newport,R.I.-The war game just
completed by the United States Navy
proved that under fairly favorable
weather conditions an attacking fleet
has an excellont chance to land iroops
within 20 miles of New York, Rear
Admiral Austin M. Knight declared.
"Nothing of this sort would have been
possible," he said. "if the defending
'blue fleet' had had ain efficient scout
Admiral Knight, umpire in the game
which ended in the virtual annihilation
of the "blue" or defending fleet, arriv
ed on the battleship Pennsylvania at
the head of the victorious "Ired" fleet
which represented the invading enemy.
Throughout the week. he said, the
wea-ther was misty and with a visi
bility rarely exceeding three or four
miles. This condition is characteris
tic of the Atlantic coast at this time
of year and should be reckoned with in
future plans of naval strategy, he said.
The "red" fleet will he joined here by
the "blue" fleet which is believed to
have anchored off Rock Island.
VILLISTAS TAKE TOWN
SAYS MEXICAN REPORT.
Satero, 50 Miles South of Chihuahua
City, Said to be In Possession of
Chihilalhua City, Mexico. - Three
huniadred Villa hmidits caplture( the
town of Satevo, ('hihuahiua, 50 miles
south of here. according to reports to
General Jacii o Trexino. The out
laws, under UriLbe Arango and Martin
Popez, surrounded t lie town and after'
six lious1' battle, the garrison, num
bering 200, under Captain de La
Fuente being wilthout amunition,
Was forced to evacuate. Villa him
self was not with khe outlaws, it was
A second engageient vith Villistas
was reported by- General Apolonlo
Trevino from Torreon. He said that
20 bandits under the leader Feriizza
attacked a small detachment of Car
ranza troops at Hachienda Coyote in
the Lagunia district but \vere driven
off, their leader and six others being
killed after three hours of fighting.
Letters from Villa under a recent (late.
were found in Fernizza's pockets, it
CHILDREN MAY PASS
Richmond, Va.-itate Health Comn
missioner E. G. Williams, whlo has
charge of enforcement of the quaran
tine against infantile paralysis, ruled
that children unler .16 years of age
coming from New York, New 'Jersey
and Pennsylvania may passB through
'Virginia enroute to somei other state
provided they do not stop at any l)oint
longer than is necessary to make con
SENATE REJECTS PROPOSED
INCOME TAX LAW
Washington.-A proposal to lower
t4he present income tax exemption,
written into the administration rove
1nue bill by the Senate finance commit
~ee and then stricken out when House
G~d ers indicated they would not ac
bept it, was voted down 31 to 19, by
the Senate when Senator Underwood
offered it e" ' ( - ment.
NAVAt. O 'I CK -
* FiR " CTiCE CRUISE
Annan.l:a V ' The battleships
Ohio, Mhi'nuin . Wisconsin, comn
po'ing the Nava .ademy practice
Vjul5( flmi'ndr()n a~ returned to An
; MAiNt ..RME
ON WAY Tro U. 8. WiTH DYES,
eri.- 'Th.' CologhIe - Gazette, as
~ted by thea Overseas News Agency,
a the German merchant submarine
lreomen is nsow. a her way to the
United Statues whhii a cargo of dyes.
T'he Berlinger Tauge'batt prints an in
#view wvith Dire (''Lohmann of
*company owning, the* submarine
~ *ien Iti whioh he says the Broemen
S~to Balmore 'and that
19mo4pa et a submarine fleet
"Wn e ;i i'easeg materially.
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(iaf baa ended th~e anom
~that haa existe4 for'
-~ ,aa~n~that troti Modi
i4r*hetsolt the enetiy 6t
uj feavtyt ftghting .cori
2e~~i n~ente and Tett.
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JOINT RESOLUTION 18 EXPECTED
PI?QM BOTH HOUSg4 DURING
TO END FRIDAY PROBABLY
House and Senate Leaders Plan to
Close Session as Soon as General De.
flolency and Revenue Bills Can Be
Washington.-Congress is getting
ready to adjourn next Friday, if pos
sible, ignoring all threats of members
to press special bills for consideration
over protests of administration lead
ers. It is expected 'that a joint .reso
lution to provide for adjournfient Fri
day evening will be submitted to both
houses next week as soon as general
deficiency appropriation bill has pass
ed the house probably on Tuesday.
Democratic leaders declare the resolu
tion will be adopted and that this will
operate to check a threatened pro
longed fight in the senate over the
Owen corrupt practices bill. ,
Senastor Smith of South Carolina,
intends to seek another opportunity to
pass the immigration bill.
To clear the way for adjournment
Majority Leader Kitchin sent ,urgent
telegrams to all House absentees, ask
ing that they return at once for the
final legislative drive of the session.
The House has the shipping bill as
amendet and the forthcoming reve
nue bill conference repoit to dispose
of iext week.
In the Senate it is planned to lay
aside the revenue bill to pass the de
*Sciency appropriation bill as soon as
it gets through the House.
"When that is done," said Senator
Simmons. chairman of the Finnance
Committee. "all general debate on the
revenue bill will halt, and it will be
If anything should happen to pre
Vent a(ljourpment next Friday, it will
he necesary for Congress to stay over
until the following week as President
Wilson will be In New Jersey Satur
day receiving formal noleilation of
his nomination for re-clectiioh.
GEORGIA MILITIA CAPTAIN
KILLED IN CAMP BY WOMAN
Officers Say Slayer Accused Vlctim' of
Wronging Her in His Office In
Macon, Ga.-Capt. Edgar J. Sprat.
ling of F. Company, Fifth Regiment,
National Guard of Georgia, was shot
and killed In his tent at the state mobi
lization camp near here by Mrs.~H. C.
Adams, an Atlanta woman, who, ac
cording to officers at the camp, ac
cused Captain Spratling of having
At the Bibb county jail Mrs. Adams
assorted that Captain Spratling, who
was a physician, had caused her tc
shoot him by attentions paid to her
wvhile she was in his office in Atlanta
for treatment before the GeorgiE
troops were mobilized.
Mrs. Adams, who is about 30 years
old, came from her home in Atlanta
and1( going to the state camp, inquired
th~e way to Captain Spratling's tett
Reaching the -tent she asked hie. offi.
cer it is salid, if he were Captairl
Spratling. On being answered in the
affirmative, she fired twvice from
small calibre pistol, both shots taking
rho woman, according to Ieut
Samuel A. Kysor, of F. Company, wh<
seized her a nmont later, cried ow1
as she tIred "you have ruined my
home." Mrs. Adams' husbnid is em
lployed at a laundry in Atlanta ,accord
ing to information received here.
COWBOY B~AND GREETS.
'HUGHES iN CHEYENNE
Cheyenne, Wyo. -Oharlee E
Hughes reached Cheyenne,-Wyo., fron
Salt Lake City, The nominee stoppei
at Laramie en route -and madei a brie
At the station bere Mr. Hughes ia,
met by a cowboy escort and tw
brass bands. The nominee and bi
wife headed an automobile parad
PIRST BORDER SESSION.
AT NEW YORK SEPT.
Washington-Secretary Lansing wil
attend the first meeting of t-he Amer:
can-Mexican oommission to adjust boi
der difficulties which will be'held il
Now York September 4. An officia
'announcement' of this deolsioni follos~
od conferences between Mr, Lansin,
ared Secretary Lane and Judge Get
Gray, two of. the 'American commia
sioners and, Prof. Lee R'owe, secretir;
of the Americani group.
KITCHIN HAS BILL TO'
-In, the Demrocratic leader, i~Atroduce4
a. bill to apthorizo memper banks o
the Federal'reserve system to mak4
"reason~able' instead of the actual dos
charge.s noir-alllowed 'by law for- th<
clearing or* collection of checks. Jiepre
sentMfve' Glaes, chairman ~of. .thj
~Anec~ommit; tinti'oduced a melfs
oh.' ul th fneg
ALLIS NOW AT SAtONIKI
"HE PLANS OF THE-ALLIES IN
NEW OFFENSIVE ARE SOME
' WHAT OBSCURE. .
Berlin Reports Advances Against Ser%
blans.--French Mark Time In West.
Fierce Struggle Around Fleury In
Verdun Sector Continues.
Lotiorz. - With . no important
cheniges In the main war theaters in
terest remains centered on the new
Allied 6ffWensive on the'Saloniki front.
The latest dispatches, however, throw
little light on the situation and the
Allies' plans are somewhat obscure.
The British report that the Bulge
rians have advanced along the Struma
Valley and have entrenched thenm
selves at various points. Berlin also
reports f u- ther advances for them on
the right wing where they face the
Serbians. Apparent'y, however, no
action of first importance has yet do
interest in the attitude of the
Greeks has been heightened by dis
patches 'telling of the determination
of the Greek commander at Seres to
resist the -Bulgarians and of volun=
teers being orgaizeql for hilt assist
ance by the Yenizelos leaders 'at da
Thiere has been i o urther de'v'elop
mient in the Rumanian 'situation.' 'The
last report from Berlin maintains that
Rumania has not-reached a decision.
On the Western .front the French
are apparently marking time wh lile
the British push against Thiepval and
Guillemont. The British rdport a
fresh ,tigl)tening of the ring around
Thiepval in the capture of*200 yards
of German trenches south 'of the
town. Bitter fighting to going on i
thi scton Te Grmnssucede
in enerin som Brts:rece u
accrdig t Lodo wee mmd
Coflctngclis remae y e
li an Perga/ ntefgtn l
tei estern Advnces Againspot te.
Fierse wherue Aond Fltryl han
bendin Secors Continea s. onth
cregs lon the ap arthea er in-s
teretst ten enuenred oepute newRu
Alied ottensive oh cronikth Srto.
Thexaes JoisptChessoever thrsonw
toe ligh d oathSoe Ptacon aNte
Allie ' l nlaro sowast. obc.
ThWatsh ntn-rettay Lae ngan
rs hav dned alntey Streea
Vae andoientrenmssio thdicu
overa vroes poiuts. erli asom
rlacet on ther New1nglan fot dun
tnhe itg were Seteymber. th
Mr;onA frstdondloralle as th de-ar
mnerst ionrc te mat tifiaeion the.
theek Aen hemightenersd beis
Mexicas tembern' of toon deterhention
aod th eek commaderatere t
resist the embnras and thf volun
ment.er in minsicuation wTe
lastrbeginnin from Belins.itanta
Rotteram as nonchddecisodn
tOnh infrmtn hern the Amernca
areamerOetly mearing tim ret
frshbmaige attack of thih teArn
Tca ioenmten castuired of eyr
many emanrenhee souuth of andhe
torted eBcoter gtn sgoing onl i
tih setinThe Germansmrn sicde
faedy 10e r12ihcsatheewth.
Conflingi claimclared smae byheri
strikn vetrygrcloon ther bfitinfgict
thWastentont.th eprth tffe
Passwhren a roletestruggl hta
benlih pogressaonera dilays onf -Vi
crest agan the ratiansof herlalof
claim the phsniaryo Vrpineia Ren
rsin atte-widet crosste paraloy
to beHrd ted the aon New
hngiaod Co atad. gl
BOARD NOW COMPLETE
FRANKLIN LANE, GEORGE 0.
GRAY, AND DR. J. R. MOTT ARE -
NAMED U. S. MEMBERS.
Meetings Will Be Arranged at Once
With the Carranza Board and a Set
tlemen Between the United States
and Mexico Will Be Undertaken.
Washington.--ecretary. Lansing an.
nounced that the-American menibers'
of the joint 'commissiona to undertake
settlement of differences 'between the
Uhited States and Mexico .would be
Franklin Lane, Secretary of the In
terior; Judge George 0. Grdy of Wil
mington, Del., and Dr. John R. Mott,
of New York City.
All of the commissioners have ac.
.cepted their appointments, the Mex
ican members were named sometime
ago, and arrangenents for their meet
ing will be made immediately by Sec
retary Lansing and Eliseo Arredondo,
General Carranza's Ambassador desig
nate. - Virtually the* only question to
be decided is where the sessions shall
be held. The Mexicans are under.
stood -to pre.fer siome resort on the
New Jersey coast.
Secretary Lan6 ,who will head the
American group, was the first mem.
ber selbeted. Associate Justice Bran
deis was President 'Wilson's - second
choice, but after a conference with
Chief Justice White he decided his
duties would not permit him to serve
Judge Gray, a retired Federal Circuit
judge, anid a former United States Sen
ator, has had. much experience on in
ternational bodies, and since 1900 has
been a member of -the rnternational
Permanent Court of Arbitration under
The Hague Convention. Docto Mott
is general secretary of the Interna.
tional Committee of. Young Men's
Christian Associations and author ol
numerous religious works. He was
offered the post of Minister tg.~ China
by President Wilson but -declined it.
NO EARLY ENDING OF WAR
IN SIGHT SAYS CHURCHILL
First Lord U'rges Engl'and to Put Foot
Supplies and Prices on War Basis.
London.-There is *no 'certainty ,o:
the speedy ending of the European wai
in the opinion of Winston Spence1
-Churchill, formerly first lord of the ad
miralty, who initiated a debate on th4
conduct of the conflict in the House o:
Commons. German armies were more
numerous than ever and better equip
ped he declared, but what reserve
they had was another matter.
Colonel Churchill's speech followed
Spresentation of a motion to adjourr
. for the summer vacation. He urget
the country to organize for a long wa1
and to put food supplies an~d pricei
|on a war basis. He also recommend
.ed the chartering of all shipping at ad.
miralty rates to end the rise ha
- REVISED ARMY BILL
REPASS'ED BY HOUSE
Washington.--Atter, the house had
repassed the $314,000,000 arm' y appro,
priation without the 'reVised articles
of war, L'eature of which caused Presi
dent Wilson to voto' the 'measur9, it
was hastened to the Senate and there
referred to the militaty'committee.
GE RMANY AND BULGAR-IA--'
-RESPECT GREEK TOWNS
Atl~ens, via London.--Germany and
.Bulgaria have giveh~ a writen under
standiing to Greece that thedr- troops
will not enter Kavala, Drana and
VIRGINIA QUARANTINES TO
. HIt,T INFANTILE PARALYS,$
It~chmondl.-At a meeting of -health
9fficers .and physicians held here on
the call- of State Health Comnntlspion.
er Williams, a resolution was adopted
declaring VirginIa to be .in a-stae of
Qtuarantine agaisnst all arebs 1hio~
with i:tntinle parals, efftts i
noon Atagust 25. A .committee WaM
pntt to work out ifatMan ot t'
. - - .'
SEC RETAY UPHOLD
WILSONS 6EUROPEAN rAND;
MEX OAN POLICY;
SPEAKING TOUR IM AAINE
Declare* That Policies Have "Infused
the Spirit of Declaration of Inde
pendence and of the Golden Rule"
Into'the U. S. Foreign Relations.
Waterville, Maine.-Preisident Wil
son's European and Mexican policies
have "infused the spirit of the-declara.
tion of independence ind of th6 Gold.
en Rule" in the United States' foreign
relations, Secretary of War Baker de
clared in an address here in connec
tioM with the Democratic campaign in
Maine. "The AdminIstration has kept
the peace," Secretary Baker continu
ed, "it has- done unto Mexico as we
would le done by." ' ,
"The Administration has kept the
peace. It has done unto Mexico as we
would be done by and has infused the
spirit of the Declaration of Indepen
dence and the Golden Rule into its
foreign relations; It -has maintained
friendly relations with the Eutopeap
belligerents and placed this country
in a position froWp which when the
end of th - great- European struggle
comes the moral forces of the United
States can 'be exercised in the inter'.
ests of justice ahd humanity.
"Large problems lie before us in
the z4ext four years. The re-construc
tion must take place. No unfamilia
hand sllould be put in to guide th'
course of our Nation during that oper.
iod. No uncertain voice should be per
mitted to speak our spirit at the coun
cil table that re-organizes the uni
verse. -This is a time when, having
pressed forward nobly on a high and
difficult course, the finish should be
left to those who have demonstrated
their ability by thetr work already
TO BESTOW DECORATIONS
ON DEUTSCHLAND CREW.
Messages of Congratulations Are Re.
celved From All Parts of Germany,
Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Tur.
Amsterdam, via London.-According
to a dispatch received here from Ber
line Emperor William has sent the
following telegram to the owners 0:
the submarine Deutschland:
"With sincere pleasure I have 6usi
received news of the safe return o
the submarine liner -Deutschland.
heartily congratulate the ohvners ani
builders of the vessel and the brav4
seamen under Keonig's command."
The message also expresses the *in
tention of Emperor to bestow decora
tions on members of the Deutschland'
Fromn all parts of Germany, Austria
Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey me.
pages of. congratulation are arrivini
for Captain Keonig -.and the crew c
the Deutschland. One came from th
Hungarian lower chamber aiddresses
to the- German Reichetag.
The press gives liberal praise ti
the fair and neutral conduct of th<
United States Government. The CC
loghe Gazette says:
"The American Government wa:
thoroughly and correctly neutral. The
American fleet saw strictly that th<
American boundaries were duly re
spected by the English as well as thi
WANT MORE AVIATORS
FROM 'PALMETTO STATE
Coluinabia, S. C.--Members of the
National Guard, of South Carolina ar4
urged to enroll in aviation schools ir
a letter from Alan H. Hawley, presi
dent of the Aero Club of America t4
W.W.M Moore, adjutant general.
FOR ATLANTA MAYOR
Atlanta.-Asa G. Candler, million,
aire soft 'drink manufacturer, was
nominated for mayor of Atlanta in the
Democratic primary over Jesse Arm.
istead, member of the city council.
DISREGARD FOR C'IVIL
SERVICE I8 CHARGED.
Salt Lake City, Utah.--Charles E
Hughes, speaking before .an audience
that crowded every available foot ol
space of the great Mormoh Tabernacle
here 'assailed the Administration foi
"specious disregard" of the civil ser
vice regillations in .making appoint
mients. -Mr. Hughes spoke with the
Democratic candidite for Governor
sitting on the'platform and with other
.Democratic candidates and party offi.
cdals, specially invited guests..
GAINS ON SOMME/MADE BY
*UNITED BLOWS OF;ALLIEfS
Londlon. -- Striking simultaneously
the British and French arie's have
made substantial gains en the Somme
front, according to the official roports
just' issued. Maurepas has fallen to
the :French, ,who heave pushed forward
flore thai 200 yards beyond ;the town
a front -of a m'i1e anid a quthrter..
SBritish report'ax800-yard advncee
Volunteers W n Littb of
Big Gun o r Ga o
Charleston--A not0le feure -e'
the first annual, euimpment of the
South Carolina volunteer coast artil-e
lery cor.v, in progress . within th,
boundries' of the government rer
vation on Sullivai's Islan8. is the
smbothness and MEok of coatisle 0ith
which the progtem:et tfalin* is pro.
grossing. The perceit'ge of the vol
unteer artillerymen who had evenas
m'uch as seen a big ,gun before this
encampment was undoubtedly small,
as all, of them come from a country
where guns larger* than squirrel rifles
are as scarce as hen's teeth. And yet
to see them, after only two days of
training, awing one of Uncle Sam's
6-inch rifles into position and load it,
the layman would be inclined to think
they were regulars. .Only they and the
regulars instructing them know that
the things they still have to learn are
almost too numerous yet to enumerate.
]ut this does - not detract from the
credit due them for the progress they
-are making with their lessons in coast
defense, the progress being the result
of their unflagging - 'willingness and
commendable eagerness to master
the art so many of them have given
up their vacat'ons to learn.
The fact that they soon become
effic'ent enough to "pull the lanyards' -
of the big guns and set off a full ser
vice charge sending a giant projectile
whirring toward a target, with regu
lars looking on only for the purpose
of seeing tlst the ggn is pointed sea
ivard ana not towara the island res
dences of the city and that nothing
goes wrong, is evidence of the' prog
ress being made. The f'act. that the
tar et will be A stationary one instead
of he moving target fired at by the
regulars will detract little from the
pleasure the privates WIl take in put
ting a hole through It or the pleasure
thal their officers will take in direct
ing the fire and watching for the hit,
with field glasses, -
"IChumships" betwoen ,the regulars
and volunteers is one result of the
egcampment so far. They enjoy leave
together, go bathing together and drill
and work side by side. The regu
lars have that admirable tact of over
looking green'horn stunts, some of
which are laugh provoking, while they -
are at all times showing a friendly
feeling for the volitut
ulars .know the sli
and in the city an
showing the militia
The officers et th . .- .
tional Guard officers have found each
f others' company pleasau~t and there
e lhave been calls -and return calls and'
I informal affairs that make the hours,
off duty rounds of solid pleasures. Col.
D M. K. Barroll, commandant of the
a post, has had iall the visiting officers.
-for his guests on more than one occa
sion, taking them for a harbor excur.
s sion, sightseeing trip anid later enter.
a taining them at his home.
Cherokee Cotton Poor.'
Gaffney.--Farmers from all sections,
of Cherokee county are complaining.
about the poor prospect for a- cotton.
-crop. Large fiel'ds of cotton have a.
flourishing appearance, but a close ex
amination will disclose the faqt that:
there is no fruit on the stalks to speak
of, an'd many, farmers say that it will.
make practically nothing. The only
hope that farmers have is that the,
fall will be late, in which case they
may hope for a small yield.
Named as Postmaster.
Washington.---At Long Creek, Oco
ne county,.Ina Uora Phillips has been
appointed postmaster to-- succeed L,
M. Singleton. .
Bennett Retains Commission.
ColunkbIa.-George 'M. Bennett 61
Olympia was appointed first lieutenant,
Company G, Second.'Snuth Carolna
infantry, National Guard of the United.
States, and now a'waits orgierg to pro.
coed .to El Pgso, Texas.~ Lieut; Ben~
nott has been in the National, Guard
for a number' of years and. was first
lieutenant of the Columbia Lighit Iii. -
fantry, which' is Coin'any G,..ile'n the -
troops were drdered to 'mobilize at
Styx. But Lieut. Bennett was t(prned~
down on the physical examination,.
- Prepare for Boll- Weev ...
Columbia-In a recft~ ttin -fr
W. We Long,.state farmtdromoi
agent, stated ,that . the..b'joll vil
might reach Anderson. peunty tfi~
the next 12 monthg. %fdd ago.
it was announc4 '1i C. loinn C'nl
will send a comdpission to 'he bol we.
vil trritoryjutih t SoLthto IA)tudy con
ditions. Gov. feLanning waIH hO a numI
ber- of tlie uInihion. The co
mission Wl ey -