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UMiiuvn ANnCDGAN ? r WpnMpcnAV MHRNINP. CFPTPMRFD 1R 10l K NUMRF.R 211. DISPENl FIFTE CL LATEST RETURNS INDICATE LOCAL OPTION LOSES BY 2 TOI VOTE TWO COUNTIES FOR DISPENSARY Charleston Voted Overwhelming ly Against Measure-Derches ter Abo Voted Wet Columbia, Sept. 14 -Tbe people bf South Carolina today won their fight against John Barley-corn by a decisive majority. The big vote caBt was the death knell to the dlsoennsry system established a quarter of a cen tury ago by Benjamin Ryan Tillman, now United States senator. The dispensaries will be closed in the fifteen counties where they are now operated on January 1, under tho terms of the act passed at the last session of the general assembly. At ll o'clock tonight a report had been received on approximately 50,000 votes. About 10,000 votes are yet to be accounted for. The standing was for prohibition 33,104; against pro hibition 14.157. Of tlie fifteen counties having the dispensary system only two. Dorches ter and Charleston, voted for its re tention. The incomplete vote from1 Charleston was 2,529 against prohi bition and 277 for i-t. in Aiken the .vet? was 1,040 foi' -prohibition and 226 against it. This rupert was on twenty-five out of thir ty-two boxes. In Barnwell the prohibition forces won-by three votes, "he voto being 517 for and 514 against. Tonight Governor Manning issued a long statement in which he pointed out that the prohibitionists had mere ly won the first round of the fight. He gave his word that every effort will be used to enforce the law. He called upon the prohibitionists to help 1 Im. The prohibition committees al so Issued statements thanking the peo ple for their Interest in .ic fight. The biggest ' major ity registered against liquor was by Marlboro coun ty where tho vote stood 558 for pro hibition and 19 against it. A complete report, for Union coun ty shows that 1,281 votes were cast for prohibition and 427 against lt. Many - ot the county dispensar!fis have laid In ah extra, supply of whis key In anticipation of the success of '.?e contest. No whiskey can be or dered after tomorrow. The result of the election was quiet ly received in Columbia. DISMISS SCHOOL BECAUSE OF HEAT Philadelphia Public Schools to Have Vacation Unta Heat W?re ?aiee? Over. .Pittsburgh. Sept. . 14.- Seventy thonsand , school children were dis missed from the pilblic schools' today because o?' the intenso heat. Super intendent Davidson announced that there will be no school until thc rec ord breaking heat wave, is over. Ninety-one at five p. m. .was the hottest of the dayi. There ' wire . a number of prostrations. ATLANTA TO HAVE l/ftU? L GRAN? ?PERA N?X1 SPRING Atlanta, Sept. 14. -Atlanta positive-, ly will have Its regular Beason of Metropolitan grand Opera next spring. Rumors, from Birmingham to the con trary are officially denied by the At lanta Music Festival association, af ter toles*.aphlc -communication with the Metropolitan "directora le In -New York: .-;- .; Belgians Pretest. Harre, Sept. 14.-Tho Belgian gov ernment baa .protested to neutral na tions sgairs? Germany tearing, up tts railroads, and moving them! to Poland. This the Belgians aver ts fa direct violation of the fourth Hague eonven Canal $kfef Cleared. Washington, Sept. 14.- The Pan ama : cana! has been cleared of ihe recent slides so that ships drawing twenty-eight feet may < navigate tho waterway. ARIES CEN COU. OSE JA AGAINST RAID 8Y MEXICANS I CITIZENS AT SAN BENITO REPRISAL FOR DEATH OF SIX MEXICANS I INFANTRY SENT TO GUARD LAFERIOI ?Mexican Outlaws Occupy Desert ed Carranza Post Opposite That Place. Brownsville, Sept. 14,-Two com panies of infantry were hurried from] here to San Bonito and Lyford bn re porta that there was danger from Mex ican bandit s at those places. With six Mexicans lound dead today, five of them shot-and one floating in the Rio Grande,- .Brownsville Valley to night prepared to prevent reprisals or .Otftbreakc during the two days eel oration of the Mexican national holi day. Early tonight about twenty men carrying Ted flags, the emblem stamp ed on buttons worn by bandits found on the American side of the "Rio Grande, occupied the vnc&ted Car ranza post opposite Lat er i a, Texas, about thirty miles northeast of here. A detachment of United States ca val-1 ry lias been stationed at- Laferia. According to reports to army head quarters Carranza troops abandoned the poet late today. As the Mexican soldiers marched away several are said to have shouted: "Death to the Grlngoes." Hold Conference Saturday. Washington, Sept. 14.-JThe next ? meeting of the Pan-American confer ence on the Mexican situation willi i be held in New York Saturday. Lans ing announced today plans to hold the I conference here Wednesday were changed on account of the illness of [one of the conferees. Some ot tbe representatives are in clined to accept Carranza's proposal that his repr?sentatives meet the dip lomats, and discuss affairs of interna tional bearing only. Thia 1* because of the recent victories of the carran j za armies. If bia proposal. ?? accept ed it would cause the postponement I , of a conference with tbe Villa and Zi?-1 pata representatives. OPENER YESTERDAY ?Important Business Scheduled for Today-Premier to Move, for Vote on Credit. London, Sept. 14.-The unusual in terest in- this sitting of parliament waa evidenced In the large attendance at ?.he opening .today. Mattera which are absorbing'the public interest wilt ,-be pot over until ?omonrotr, however, Premier Asquith then will move a new vote on credit, and w'll utilise the occasion to give a general review of the - military and financial situa tion. ' The attempt to draw the premier out-on the subject of conscription failed. Efforts to elucidate anything from the financial secretary of the admiral ty about what efforts are being made to protect Loudon' from aircraft were alao without result. It waa officially announced in the house pf commons that British cms ualltiea- since the beginning of the NWwirwaa 381,000 calcera sad men killed, wounded or nuissmg. Casual ties sre not so heavy thia summer aa during April and May probably 'be cause of comparative inactivity on the western front it ia assumed. Mest of the-casualties wera at the -Dar danelles. E IN HUGE LOAN PRO-GERMAN BANKERS MAY BE INVITED TO JOIN IN ANGLO-FRENCH LOAN WESTERN BANKERS OPPOSED TO LOAN] Some German Sympathizers Have j Been Offended Because of,Ex clusion from Conferences. New York, Sept. 14.-The Pro Ger man element of the* New York finan cial world will probably be invited to j participate in the billion dollar loan sought by Great Britain and France | in this country if they signify a nish Sp be invited. The moneyed faction of this ele-1 mont-Wall Street 'hears, will be glad of a chance to help. Another faction, largely middloweatem bankers - with j Pro-German sympathies, would op pose participation, even though the j money were spent in the United Sta* it ? This is the big feature of to da) - negotiations. Heretofore the commission met only bankers with pro-ally sympathies and connections. No firm with the re motest German connections has been asked to the meetings of the commis sion and bankers. Some of the larg est financial Institutions in the Unit ed States have been excluded. Basil B. Blackett, the commission's! 'secretary, declared today he didn't i know who arranged that none of these firms should attend the meetings and ! didn't know they "were not to meet the commission. % Jame? J. Hjll talked twenty min utes with Jacob H.' Schiit of Kuhn Loeb & Co., thus opening negotiations for their participation. Some ProrGennan bankers feel keniy their xxclutflon. They . point but that they are primarily Ameri cans and that if they have to choose between hard times - and continued prosperity they choose the latter, no matter to whom they have , to loan money. Wall Street hears that bank ers Pro-German in sentiment tn St. Louis, Cincinnati. Milwaukee and Chicago bitterly oppose'the loan. GUSTAV STAHL BEGINS SENTENCE I German Reservist Who Swore He | Saw Guda on Lusitania to Serve Eighteen Months. Atlanta, Sept. 14.-Gustav Stahl, a German reservist, reached Atlanta last flight to begin serving an eigh teen month ? Bentenco for talking too much. He Ui the Gorman who made a false I affidavit that ' he had seen four guns I mounted or> tho Lusitania. He con fessed afterwanti that his affidavit was a perjury and was sentenced to ! a term in the federal penitentiary, ?DR DUMBA ASKS LEAVE OF ABSENCE I Austrian Ambassador Says He Has Asked for Temporary Relief From Duties. Lenox, Mass., Sept. 14^~-'l>ocScV Dumba, the Austrian ambassador an nounced that ho had TCOU**^?! hbt foreign office tb recall him on a 'eave of absence, so be might personally explain the situation tbtit led the Ualted SUtea government to request hts recall. N Doctor Dumba said be would not [mske the statement that fee intended , to ie the American press, out would have something to s^y of the situation khrough the newspapers Of Yuma*. Murdered Millionaire f. ? Mrs. Elisabeth Klchols. Mrs. Elizabeth Nichole, aged sixty.' who was left about $2,000,000 on thc death ot her husband, recently, was killed in her costly home in tho Fifth avenue section of New York the other night" by threo masked burglars They believed she kept in her room BELIEVE TURKS TO PT SOONj Reported to Be Burning Towna 1 On Asiatic Side in Preparation For Abandonment of Positions Dardanelles. London, Sept. 14.-Tho drlvo of von Hlndcnberg near Dvlnsh. where the ! railroad reaching frojrh Vllna to Pe trograd has been reached, again men-1 aces railway communications with the Russian capital. Comparative Russian successes In other sections in ?he last fortnight, however*, causes the capital to regard the tatest threat with no great alarm. Tho* British opinion is that _ the ! Courland campaign ls proving costly i to the Gormans in men and* supplies and is likely to tall, unless the Rus sian offensive on the other extreme-of the fine can bc stopped soon. In their latest attack In eastern Gahila thc I Russians are reported to have pene trated the Austro Herman trenches In tho race of a heavy artillery fire. To the north tho Russians arr with drawing from tlie dangerous places In the Niemen salient, opposing tho Ger- j mans -only by stubborn rear guard ' actions. A tremendous duel of b!gP guns still continues along the Franco-1 *S^>gian and Italian front. Except for occasional attempts to rush advance, trenches, there lias been little infan try nd Iv it y . 'For tb* near oast comes Teports that tho-Turks are firing villages on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles, which leads to tho suggestion that pO~Sa?bly (ney are preparing to aban don th? straits. It is reported that fjie Turkish shore batteries on the I Adriatic side has been reduced, almost to silence. Insurrection In Portugal. Paris. Sept. M.-A now insurrec tionary movement bart broken out, only in Lisbon, but in the prln Ipol provincial cities *f Portugal, ra a dispatch from Madrid to the au rn ni. BY DECI Widow, and Witnesses. Edith Langfeldt. Gnuie Talen. Jewelry worth $100,000 or more; they got about.$5,000 worth. Onnio Talas, a hall boy, baa con fessed to the New York police ha let in the robbers, and submitted to be ! ing gagged. Edith Langfeldt, the maid, was also gagged, but not until the robbers threatened to kill ber. TS IN _ N. Y. Grand Jory Indicts Man Yet Un-Named fdr Murder of Michael Giamari, Political Lieu tenant, Last March. New York, Sept. 13.-The grand jury today indicted a man described 'as an, east aide political Poder, with instigating the murder last Match of Michael Giamari, lieutenant to Thom as P.;, Foley, the Tammany Isador The name was withheld pending hit? arrest'. It became known that Dis trict Attorney Parkins is preparing to put. before the Jury tomorrow evl dencb thu? there waa a plot to assas sinate Foley and Representative Rior dan three years ago. ? The would be ussaasln was station ed jon a roof near the down town Tammany club wftfi a rifle, hilt was frightened away. Frank Fennimoro yesterday pleaded guilty to bis share in tho murder of Giamari. This led to the arrest of four other,, on charges of perjury and subornation of perjury at the trial of Geatano Monlimagnn, who is awaiting the electric chair for tho actual shooting of Giamari. G?Bft?SllSFJLl BUT AMERICAN MONEY Decree Issued Affects Spanish Gold and Silver and French Gold-Effective Nov. ll. Havana! Sept. 14.-American mon ey is tho only foreign, money to bo accepted in Cuba aa currency after November eleventh, according to a presidential decree isrued .today. principally affect* Spanish gold and silver and French geld. SIVE m GERMA* DViNSh JSUNCi nm DISAVOWAL OFUITUGKON LINERAR?BIG MAY THEN CONSENT TO ARBITRATION OF AMOUNT OF REPARATION FUTURE DEPENDS ON GERMAN VIEW U. S. About Ready to Sever Rela tion? But Decided to Await Answer to Arabic Note. l'? -. Washington, Sept. lt.-Prospects for a favorable adjustment of the con troversies between the United States and Germany depend entirely on the attitude of the Berlin foreign offlct to ward the recommendations of Ambas sador Bernstorff made today as a re Btilt ot yesterday's conference with Lansing. t ? Details of the conference became known today, throwing light on the critical point that had been reached in the relations of tho two countries. The Washington government waa al- i moot ready to severe diplomatic re lations, but decided to walt until eGr many could be furnished evidence re garding the Arabic. Friendliness and card? marked thc conference. The ambassador waa given an opportunity to communicate freely with bis government so that Berlin may clearly understand why Washington is convinced that tor pedoing the Arabic couldn't have a mistake, Justified or unjustified. Bernstorff was giren clearly to un derstand that the United States wants a dlevowal.. Arbitration can't be con sidered until the attitude of Germany la on record. Later lt may consider a proposal to arbitrate the Indemnity tor lives lost. Tension In the ?tata department and In German quarters was less today. Washington. Sept. 14.-Tho United States government ls not yet willing to discuss with Germany the question ot arbitration In connection with the sinking of the Arabic. It ls stated by a high government official that ; "the quesMon of arbitration ls not an Issue." It ls explained authoratively that whut the American governments first wants is a disavowal of tho attack oh the Arabic. Afterwards, lt ls In dicated, the American government may . be willing to arbitrate the ques tion of indemnity. ? Tho' German ambassador, on Bern storff bas communicated the view of this government tr. Berlin and it is erpoctod that bo will receive a reply within a week or ten days. The Unit ed States ls disposed to give 'Min j full opportunity Aa impress up JU Berlin, the vlewu of President W1I-j son os disclosed to him yesterday by Secretary Lanrttng. Although official? realizo the situa tion ls grave they are hopoful 'hat when Berlin learns the farts which ; the state department has submitted the oct will be disavowed. PREMIER CONFERS WITH EMPEROR Petrograd, ' f&ept. 14.-Premier Gor? min returned from s visit to Em peror Nicholas at the front whither be went to discuss the program of re form of legislation put. forward by th* new liberal majority lo the Durna. Tb* viewpoint of the government is that tho presentation of such a broad scheme Is untlnudly The discussion of changes In the ministry has been re vived. ?0R1TY ?SSAY I DRIVE HECKED FIVE THOUSAND PRISONERS TAKEN IN LAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS RIGA IS SAFE FOR THE PRESENT But Will Be in Serious Position if Von Hmdenberg Gets Firm Hold cn Railway. London, Sept. 14.-Berlin claims tho Gorman drive toward Dvlnsk is going forward unchecked and that von Hindenberg lias taken five thous and prisoners in the last twenty-four hours. Tliey claim he has rushed forward to within about thirty miles of Dvinsk fortress. Faga for Uie tune is un threatened by direct attack but should Hinden berg get firmly astride the Petrograd railway furiiier-uouth it would evpose ..he Baltic port to a serious enveloping movement. Germans claim all middle Poland fighting is progressing In their fav or. The Russians still are on the of fensive in Galicia, pressing the Aus trians with vigor recalling their dush through Galacia last winter. The artillery duel in the west hasn't changed. Both cides aro mak ing a prodigious expenditure of shells, leaving the public to guess when a general infantry attack ls coming. Par liam est Convenes. After six weeks recess parliament has reassembled at London. The first session developed nothing not able except the premier's flat re fusal to discuss conscription pro posals. The premier will move tomorrow for yoting on a credit variously esti mated at from seven hundred and fif ty million to a billion two hundred and fifty million dollars. Rumania Threatened. Thc landing ot additional Sarge bod ies of British and French troops on the Gallipoli peninsula 1B reported from Mitylene. A partial' mobilisa tion ot Rumanian troops ls ordered to meet the Transyvanla, reports from Athene say. It ls understood in So fia that Germany, bas demanded per mission for the passage of troops through Rumania territory, and the delivery by Rumania of supplies amouutingyto forty million dollars. The tension of the Balkan situation is said in Athens to be braging Greece, Rumania and Serbia io consider joint action in case of an Austro-German attack on Rumania. Air JJ? ld. London, Sept? 14.-Another air raid occurred on the east coast of England last night. Officially the announce ment merely says, one "Zeppelin ap peared and no damage waa done so far 'aa ls ascertained." IX,* Star says that during the past seven dsys th? casualties from these raids amount to 16?. MEXIC?lM IN ?mm lim Three Bodies Found Near Browns ville-Shot ia Bade-Had Et? caped San Benito Jail. 1 ? H I ll " Brownsville, Sept. 14.-Three Mexicans among the six prisoners taken ou suspicion after the Los In dios fight yesterday, were killed to day near San Bonito. It was stated they escaped from San Bonito jail during the night. Their bodies wore found some distance from town to day with bullet holes in their backt,. BOLL W?EVat MENACES GEORGIA Atlanta, Sept. 14 -The Mexican toll weevlle has spread to twenty-one counties in Georgia, state entomolo gist Wornbam baa announced. Bot tom fields in other counties are be ing observed. Preparations under way for a meeting at TjKHoasville Friday to diseuse menus fe., combat ting the weevil.