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TUB UNITED STATES WILL NOT
TUE VP WITH EUROPE.
Tie? PI um OX nl Maraball Explains
1 um Ii Ii S's Altitude Toward Foreign
Nftotcw?Wm Not Interfere Wrth
looorooJ Affairs of Germany or
New York. Sept. IT.?Vice Presi?
dent Harebell, speaklag here tonight
at a golden Jubilee celebre tion of
Socttlsh Rite Masons, urged a deep?
er eenee of American obligation in
the war. In expressing the belief
that the United States could never
become Involved In European poli?
ties, ho said, "before the war the
ouortton of dual cltlsenshlp was not
raised In spite of the great tide of
"No owe ever doubted the loyalty
to the flag of all these people, wheth?
er foreign born or the sons of for?
eign born." said the vice president.
"Our Isolation made It immaterial to
us whether there was any difference
betwen loyalty and patriotism, end
true to a thousand years of tradition
wo did not face the question until it
became of moment.
"The years drew us dower and clos?
er to Europe In the ties of com?
merce and In the friendly relations of
travel. More and more we became
part of the world; and suddenly s
mad monarch, drunk with military
power and erased with the Idea that
he was divinely ordained to rule the
world, plunged Europe Into war so
awful that all ware which had pre?
ceded It poled Into insignificance.
"Still we stood by our ancient
Ideas of Isolation, but in two years
and a half wd discovered that there
was a vast difference between loyalty
and patriotism. The hearts of men
flamed up very largely In response to
the blood that flowed In their veins.
Patriotism showed Itself as depend?
ent, not upon place of residence nor
political Ideas, but rather upon he?
"Patience at last was exhausted
and there was nothing for a self-re?
specting people to do. If their repub?
lic was to bo true to Its traditions,
save to engage In the war on the side
"I do not care to engage in any
hair-splitting, although there seema
to bo much diecueeion as to whether
this war Is being waged 'to make the
world emfe for democracy' or to
make democracy aafe for the world.'
Of course, it waa meant by the pres?
ident when he spoke of making the
storld safe ??>r democracy of making
It safe for real democracy.
"We all know that liberty is not
Keens* nor democracy demagogy.
We all know that the world can not
ho made safe for murder and arson
and pillage and anarchy and every?
thing for which the socialist snd the
I. W. W.'s may stand; and we know
also that such, things ss these can not
bo made oafs for the world.
"Democracy means the rule of the
people under whatever form of gov?
ernment they may choose to express
It. but when once the rule of the
people hss been expressed, through
their chosen representatives, then?
and particularly in the hour of war?
however much i ny of us may think
that oertaln of the policies are mis?
taken policies, free speech, free press
sad liberty of conscience do not Justi?
fy criticism, for criticism, however
unintentionally repressed. Invariabh
elves aid and contort to the enemy.
"Oonocrlptlon as a principle may
bo a subject of debai*. but not now.
This democracy has adopted It for
the purposes of this war and discus?
sion of It ought to be held in abey?
ance. This government, by Ite choe
en repreeentatlves, has declared this
war. If there be any who think it
le not Justlfled, let them not be of aid
and comfort to the enemy by voicing
"I want this war to end, but not
to end until the people in every land
shall poeaess the right to make peace
and declare war either directly or
through their chosen representatives.
I want blood and birth in social
standing, and educational qualifies
Hons and religious trend all to he
forgotten In this new parliament of
new men. this federation of the
"I do not want entangling alli?
ances with European nations. It is
not necessary to have them. When
we elt at the council table of the
world. I truet we may do so as the
r+preoentattve of newer and better
Isolation?an Isolation of the spirit,
free to say to the Germanic people,
'Havo what government you please,
hut let us know that It is yours;' free
to eay to the oldest of constitutional
government*. the British empire,
We have made this fight with you as
our ally In the cause of democracy,
but we are not willing to change our
eyetcm. The Windsor tie does ;iot
harmonise with the cut of our le
Mrs fllngfrled Fwntl and daugh?
ter* of Savannah. Oa., are visiting
Mrs. Ferd Levt on Washington street.
ION LUXBUB6 REPUDIATED.
HAVING BEEN CAUGHT, GER?
MAN AGENT TURNED DOWN
BY HIS GOVERNMENT.
Argentine Minister t t Berlin Gables
(His Government That Kaiser He
grets Hie Envoy's Actions and Dis?
approves Absolutely of Expres?
sions He Used.
Buenos Ayres. Sept. 17.?Dr. Luis
B. Molina, the Argentine minister at
Berlin, today Informed the Argentine
foreign office by cable that the Ger?
man government had expressed re?
grets over the actions of Count von
Luxburg, the Germar minister to Ar?
gentina. Dr. Molim. reported that
Baron von Derabusche-Haddenhause,
under secretary of the German for?
eign office, had lnfcrmed him that
Germany disapproved absolutely of
expressions used by Count von Lux?
burg In hia dispatches.
The under secretary, who acted for
Dr. von Kuehlmann. the German
foreign secretary during his absence
in Munich, asked the Argentine min?
ister to request the Argentine gov?
ernment to notify Count von Luxburg
that the German government wished
him to return immediately to Ger?
many to explain the entire matter
personally. Dr. Molina was asked to
obtain a safe conduct for Count von
Foreign Minister Pueyrredon, after
reading Dr. Molina's cablegram, an?
nounced that he declined to accept
the assurances of Baron von Dem
buachs-Haddenhause as a satisfac?
tory settlement of the Luxburg inci?
dent because It was merely the verbal
statement of an under secretary. The
Argentine foreign office Is awaiting a
formal note from the German gov?
ernment before closing the Incident.
Buenos Ayres. Sept. 17.?The re?
port from Berlin that Dr. Luis B.
Molina, the Argentine minister to
Germany, had explained to the (lei
men government that the handing
of passports by Argentina to Count
von Luxburg. tbe German minister
eras a personal matter and did not
signify a rupture of relations, was
classed as of doubtful accuracy by
Foreign Minister Pueyrredon today.
It was true that a rupture had not
been created by handing Count von
Luxburg his passports, the foreign
minister stated, but Di. Molina's in?
structions did not provtie for any ex?
planation of the situation to Ger?
The foreign minister reiterated to?
day that there will be a rupture of
relations with Germany if the letter's
explanation of Ihn Luxburg incident
hi not absolutely satisfactory. He re?
quested the senate to abandon the
proposed secret seaelon sot for today
to consider the matter as he prefers
to make all explanations at a public
No request for a safe conduct has
been received from Count von Lux?
burg. He haa notified the foreign
office, however, that he plans to
leave Argentina by a Dutch steamer
sailing September 28 or on a Spanish
vessel October 2.
Since being handed his passports
Count von Luxburg, It Is stated, has
been circulating the statement that
the Idea of elnking Argentine ships
"without leaving a traco" was sug?
gested to him by the foreign minis?
ter of Argentina as a means of pre?
venting complications. This state?
ment was characterized by Foreign
I MinUter Pueyrredon as the "greatest,
most shameful barefaced lie" In his
WATER WORKS GUARDED.
Soldiers Guarding Water Line From
Spartanhurg to Camp Wadsworth
-?Will Shoot on Sight
Spartan burg, Sept. 17. ? The
pumping station which f amishes the
water supply for the city of Spartan
burg and Camp Wadsworth was plac?
ed under military guard today and
sentries were posted along tho eight
miles of pipe line leading to camp.
This action was taken as a precau-!
tionary measure. Several suspicious
looking persons have been seen In the
vicinity of the pumping station for
several days and one man, who
could not give a satisfactory account
of himself, has b,een placed under
arrest. Tho soldiers on guard have
Instructions to shoot any person who
does not halt when commanded to
SENDING LUXBURG HOME.
Argentina Trying to Arrange for Ills
Speedy l>cparturc on Spanish Ship.
Buenos Aires. Sept. 18.?it is learn?
ed from private sources that Argen?
tina will request Spain to obtain from
the United States and England ?afo
conduct for Count Luxburg as he h
to leave on a Spanish vessel. This Is
not In accordance with diplomatic
us;m'?\ but It Is understood Argentina
wishes to escape the necessity of ex?
tending to the expelled repreeenta?
tlve the usual courtesies.
ROUMANIANS ATTACK 6EUHANS
OFFENSIVE STARTED ON VAR
N1TZA RIVER REGION.
Fortified Positions Taken from Ger-1
mans?No Changes on Riga Front
or on British Lines in Franco?
Korensky Goes to Army (Head?
quarters?Fighting on the Muese.
While the situation on the Riga
front, remains unchanged, accord?
ing to Petrograd reports, the Ru?
manians yesterday took the offensive
against the Teutons- in the Varnitza
region and captured seveial fortified
Inactivity continues on the British
front, General Haig reporting no im?
A Petrograd dispatch says Pre?
mier Kerensky, accompanied by th?*
ministers of marine and war, has
left for general headquarters in the
field. The purpose of his visit was
The Hermans reached the French
lines south of the Miette river last
night, but after a sharp fight were
repulsed vfith heavy losses.
Paris reports artillery active on
bzoth sides of the Mouse.
ACCUSED BY UNCLE SAM.
Five Charged With Conspiracy and
Fraud at Columbia.
Columbia, Sept. 17.?Charged with
alleged conspiracy, forgery and de?
frauding the United States govern?
ment, S. M. Shannon, G. L. Shannon.
Tom Drawdy, J. B. Davis and M. M.
Hamiter, all of Columbia, have been
?arrested on warrants sworn out here
before R. Beverly Sloan, United
States commissioner. The men were
taken Into custody by the military
police and lodged in the Richland
county jail and all have been releas?
ed on $2,000 bonds, each, except Tom
It is alleged by the government
agents that the men put In time for
more than one Job simultaneously,
collecting for more work than they
had done. It Is said that the men got
more than one work badge each, col?
lecting wages on each badge,' and
that the foreman of the gang in
which they worked cooperated with
them in helping to defraud the gov?
ernment, as It is alleged. The fore?
man was among those arrested.
LYNCHING IN GEORGIA.
Negro Hanged Near Athens for At?
Athens, Ga., Sept. 18.?A thirty
year did negro, Rufus Moncrlef, was
lynched near Whitehall early today
for an attack on a white woman. His
body was found hanging beside th^
There is no report of the negro
having been arrested. He was prob?
ably captured by a mob traveling in
STRIKE SITUATION SEnlO?S.
SECRETARY OF LABOR OFFERS
SERVICES AS MEDIATOR.
Strikers Trying to Induce Mill Work?
ers to Join Them to Shut Down
Mills Furnishing Lumber to Gov?
ernment Shipbuilding Plant
Washington, Sept. 18.?Secretary
of Labor Wilson has telegraphed W. I
T. *Boyce, assistant commissioner of
immigration, who is in San Francisco,
offering his services as a mediator or
conciliator in the ship building strike.
The extension of the strike to mills'
producing lumber for the government
?hips is feared by the shipping board
officials, Reports from Portland and
Astoria, Orgeon, say that the strik?
ing carpenters are trying to induce
the mill workers to strike. Shipping
board officials favor a substantial
wage increase with government par?
ticipation on the oasis of ship build?
Chairman Hurley, of the shipping
board appealed to Samuel Gompers
to stop the strikes of the Pacific
Coast, which are holding up govern?
ment ship building. Mr. Hurley held
a conference with Secretary Daniels
on the navy's settlement of the wage
demands of employees in govern?
NO COMPROMISE PEACE.
France is Determined to Fight Until
Basis of Permanent Peucc is Se?
Paris, Sept. 18.?The declaration
of the new ministry reaffirms
France's determination to continue
the war until the disannexation of.
Alsace-Lorraine from Germany is as?
sured, with reparation for damages.
BUSINESS NOT GHEEDV.
President off United States Chaml>cr
of Commerce Praises Bu.-lness Men
Atlantic City , Sept. 18.?Cases
where the selfishness and greed of
business men outweighed their pa
triaotism are "exceptional," R. G.
Rhett, president of the United States
Chamber of Commerce, told the
convention of American Business and
Industrial leaders here today. Re
said American business had no in
j tention of profiting at the govern
i ment's expense.
TROOPS ON DUTY.
Effort Being Made to Preserve Order
in Son Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 18.?Two com
panies of marines and special police
j patr?ls aro attempting to prevent a
recurrence of yesterday's rioting,
which resulted from the strike M
t>venty-five thousand mechanics tying
jp government shipbuilding con?
tracts. The can manufacturing in?
dustry, vital to food conservation, Is
SHIP FAMINE SOON.
EVERY AVAILABLE SHIP NEED?
ED IN SPRING TO SUPPLY
Vice Cliniiman Strauss of Shipping
Board Tells Business Men of Tlic
Crisis in Shipping Affairs Tluit
Confronts the Country.
Atlantic City. Sept. 19.?Within'
six months the demands of the
American army abroad will require
that the government divert every
available American merchant vessel
in the coastwise and others to the
overseas service, It. B. Stevens, vice
chairman of the shipping board told
the business men in war convention.
Stevens said the real pinch would
come next spring before the govern?
ment had begun to turn out vessels
in large numbers. He urged the
passage of a bill empowering the
president to allow neutral vessels to
engage in coastwise trade.
NO OXFORD SCHOLARSHIPS.
Examinations Will bo Held But No
Elections Until End of War.
Columbia. Sept. 28.?It is announc?
ed from Oxford that because of the
war there will be no elections to the
Rhodes scholarships this year. Tbe
operation of the selective draft makes
it likely that any candidate for elec?
tion to a scholarship will be called
upon for military service and the
conditions of exemption for physical
uniitness would apply nearly in the
same way to the candidates for Ox?
ford. Also very many young men
who had intended to enter as candi?
dates for the scholarships have al?
ready volunteered and given up
^thought of competing for election.
Accordingly the trustees- have notified
the committees of selections that
there will be no further appoint?
ments made and all the elections are
postponed until war conditions per?
mit the resumption of elections.
Meanwhile the qualifying examina?
tions, which are indispensable to
any election but are quite separate
from the election, will go on as usu?
al. They will be held this year on
the 2nd and 3rd of October, under
the supervision of Prof. L. P. Cham
berlayne of the University of South
Carolina, the secretary of the South
Carolina committee of selection. All
who pass the examinations will, sub?
ject to age limit, be eligible for elec?
tion to a scholarship as soon as the
elections are resumed.
KILLED NINE HUNDRED.
Deadly Execution of British Bomb
Dropped on German Barracks.
Amsterdam. Sept. 18.?In a recent
j entente air raid on Koulers. Belgium.
! a bomb dropped on a building near
the market place killed or wounded
nine hundred Germans, according to
the Couriere de if Meuse, a Maa?
stricht, Holland, newspaper.
BATTLE FRONT NEWS.
CENTER OF INTEREST APPEARS
TO BE ROUMANIAN FRONT.
No Rig Rattle on British Front But
Fighting GoM on Steadily?British
Give Cicrainns No Rest und are
Doggedly Wearing Them Down.
The Roumanians continue aggres?
sive activity on the Moldavian front,
taking a Teuton height near Groze
Petrograd reports quiet on the
main Russian front. While British
reports still lack any record of ma?
jor operations the casualty lists dis?
close the fact that there has been
heavy fighting. This recalls recent
reports of the correspondent that the
British operations have not been so
small as might seem, saying that the
British are constantly wearing down
German resistance. German casual
tics arc not available, but observers
calculate them to be extremely heavy.
Norway news dispatches say that
two German submarines have been
sunk, one by an armed American
steamer. Two more Norwegian
steamers have been sunk by subma?
MAY SETTLE STRIKE.
Lahor I>eparlment IIoi?e for Adjust?
ment of San Francisco Strike.
Washington, Sept. 19.?Labor de?
partment officials say that there is
some prospect of an adjustment soon
of the San Francisco strike.
The urgent suggestion of the
American Federation of Labor that
the Pacific coast should be a unit in
calculating shipbuilding wages, how?
ever, dimmed the hopes of settling
the San Francisco trouble independ?
ently. Officials began the considera?
tion of the situation arising from the
recent high wage increase granted
Seattle workers by a private firm.
Chairman Hurley, of the shipping
board, postponed his trip to the coast
awaiting the arrival of the manager
' of the Seattle plant, who is due to
BRITISH CASUALTY LIST.
Twenty-six Thousand Killed, Wound?
ed and Missing During Week.
London, Sept. 19.?The British
casualties reported for the week end?
ing yesterday were forty-eight hun?
dred dead and twenty-two thousand
wounded or missing.
GOING TO FRANCE.
Training Camp Officers to Be Sent on
Washington, Sept. 19.?Regular
and National Guard divisional officers
commanding training camps will bo
sent to Europe on an observation
tour of the battle fronts and will re?
turn to carry on their training du
; ties at end of tour.
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