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TH4 MACON BEACON. MACON, MISS.
GARRANZA IVES TO CAPITAL CITY ALL DEPARTMENTS OF HI3 GOV ERNMENT NOW QUARTERED AT MEXICO CITY. CAMPAIGN AGAINST BANDITS JTroops Are Sunt Agalr.it Roving Bands Which Have Been Inter rupting Railway Communica tion with Vera Cruz. Washington. Gen. Carranza now lias moved all the departments of his government from Vera Cruz to Mex ico City and again Is preparing to go to the capital himself, according to official Information received here. The ministers of foreign affairs and war were the last to leave. Advices to the state department In dicate that Con. Candldo Agullar, the Carranza commander, has launched a vigorous campaign against the bands which have been interrupting railway communication between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. According to telegraphic reports Irom Vera Cruz, Carranza forces al ready have engaged some of the bands between Esperanza and Tehuacara. Cen. Agullar, It was reported, has gone from Orizaba to the scene of the fight ing with re-enforcements. Other reports to the department from Vera Cruz said that In a wreck cn the Mexican railway north of Apl ac Sept. 21 a freight train carrying supplies for Mexico City was blown up and burned. The engine was detached from the train and escaped before the wreckers could reach It. Members of the train guard were reported to have been killed. The bridge on the Inter oceanic railroad, 25 miles from Vera Cruz, was said to have been destroyed. OBREGON MAY BE RULER Rumor It That Carranza's General May Be Selected Ai Mexico's Pro visional President Washington The possibility that Gen. Alvaro Obregon may be recog nized as the provisional president of Mexico has given a new turn to the Mexican situation, which, In the opin ion of some officials, may provide the means for the final settlement of the problem. Some weight is given to the sugges tion that the plan may be what Car ranza has In mind,, because it would leave him free to become a candidate for the regular term. Inasmuch a the provisional president cannot be a candidate to succeed himself, there there has been some speculation as to what Carranza Intends to do, it being assumed that he would rather be pres ident for a full term than for only a few months. Obregon Is the chief military reli ance of Carranza, and It is no secret that the administration would prefer him to Carranza. Some weeks ago, however, when there was talk of a break between the two, Obregon an nounced that under no circumstances would he accept the provisional presi dency. It is reported, however, that lie would not decline if he were of fered the candidacy for the regular term, which will be provided for im mediately after the provisional gov ernment is organized. Carranza agents here discredit the report. They say there is no doubt of the loyalty of Obregon, and that Villa followers are circulating the re port to embarrass Carranza and pre vent recognition by the United States and the Latin-American republics. NEW ARMY AT DARDANELLES Berlin Hears That Over a Hundred Thousand Men Are Landed on Lemnos Island. Berlin. A new army of 110,000 men has been sent to the assistance of the allied forces at the Dardanelles, ac cording to the Overseas News Agency. This information was contained, the news agency says, in a dispatch from Athens. The re-enforcements for the French and British forces are said to 'have landed at Mudros, on Lemnos Isl and, In the Regean Sea. The original expeditionary force on the Galilpoll peninsula has been trengthened by large consignments of troops, principally British. If the Information from Athens is correct, however, It may mean that the new army has been sent by Italy. Several transports departed from Italian ports with large consignments of troops last month. Tbiy sailed under sealed or ders. Massachusetts Race Close. Boston. The approximately 40 per cent of the total vote cast In primaries of September 1 showed a sharp con test for the Republican nomination for governor between former Congress man Samuel W. McCall and Grafton I). Ciishing, with Indications that Mc Call had won by a plurality of about 8,000. The vote for former Gov. Eu gene N. Foss was comparatively small. Cot. David I. Walsh, for renomination, lad an easy race against Frederick S. Deltrlck for the Democratic nomination. MENACE RUSSIANS IN REAR German Enolrollng Movement Cuts Rail Communication Loading Out of Tllna French Win Victory. London. The German circling movement against the Russian army thnt evacuated Vllna has tightened and, with the retreating forces virtual ly without rail communication, their retreat seems to have reached the most critical Juncture. There It in creasing misgiving in England with regard to the outcome ' ot the ma neuver. The latest Berlin official communi cation shows important advances by Von Hlndenburg's right wing, as weil as progress by Prince Leopold of Ba varia on the center. The only development, from the point of view of the allies, as an offset to the continued rush ot the Germans In the east is the news from Paris that French troops have crossed the Aisne-Marne Canal, a claim which Berlin concedes. The British front, which has been so quiet for weeks, has been ham mered by the German artillery, but ac cording to the British official report, prompt retaliation by the British bal anced the score. The domestic situation in Russia, owing to the strict censorship. Is still a matter of mystery. When the Duma was prorogued, numerous strikes were declared. In many cases the men are still out. Others returned to work, and as the stoppage was In the nature of a protest, no long continued trouble Is expected. The Zemstvo conferences at Moscow this week will express agreement In the national crisis with the Duma majority and will likely urge upon the highest authorities the necessity of appointing a ministry trusted by the people. ON THE BRINK OF WAR Bulgarian Government It Dissatisfied With Servla's Reply Army Mob ilizing and Troops Moving. Sofia, Bulgaria. Bulgaria apparent ly is on the brink of war. The people generally believe that hostilities are imminent. The military authorities have taken possession of the railways and ordinary traffic has been sus pended. Diplomatic representatives of the en tente powers generally recognize that their cause is a lost one, and that Bul garia is manifesting clearly a tendency toward the central powers. This is due to the dissatisfaction of the gov ernment at Servla's reply in the nego tiations for territorial concessions in Macedonia and at the conduct of Greece in this connection. None of the allies' representatives cherishes longer the hope that Bui garla cau be preyented. jtrom.- Joining with Germany, Austria and Turkey. In government circles the statement is made that all the military measures taken are of a preventive nature, de signed solely to guard against circum stances which might threaten Bul garia's position in the present situa tion, which is developing with extraor dinary rapidity. These measures con sist in turn'ug over the railroads to the military authorities and suspend ing ordinary traffic. Reports from many parts of Bul garia tell of enthusiastic demonstra tions in favor of the government. This is considered symptomatic of public feeling. The formal cession by Turkey of the territory along the Dedeaghatch rail road has been delayed by the action ot the entente powers in notifying Bul garia that acceptance would be re garded as an unfriendly act. So far there has been no, general Bulgarian mobilization, but the troops are leaving their stations throughout the country. The capital and the country are quiet. Public opinion, which was some what divided a few days ago, Is now stiffening In support of Premier Rad oslavoff. There are Indications that within a few days comparative una nimity concerning the government's action will prevail. Serbs Expect Attack. Nish, Servia. The best information obtainable here Indicates that there are 800,000 German troops availabl-j for an attempt to force a passage through Servia. It Is felt in Nish that this movement will be undertaken, al though when is not known. The oper ations thus far only indicate that the Teutons are feeling out the Servian positions. Stockings Going Up. Philadelphia. A recommendation that hosiery prices be raised was adopted by the Natlonary Hosiery and Underwear Manufacturers' Association at a special meeting here. British Ship Blown Op. London. The British steamer Gro nlngen, 988 tons gross, has been blown up. One member of the crew loit his life and several others were wounded. Belgians Sentenced to Death. Amsterdam. For smuggling letters Into Holland, a German court-martial at Antwerp has sentenced three Bel gian citizens to death and 33 others to hard labor in prison for terms ranging from 15 months to 10 years. Volcanoes Are Active. Paris. Multiple eruptions of the Italian volcanoes are now occurring, says a dispatch from Rome. Vesu vius, Aetna and Stromboli are all ac tive, a singular phenomena never be fore recorded. BANKERS PARLEY ON SIZE OF LOAN ANGLO-FRENCH FINANCIERS ARE TOLD HALF A BILLION DOL LARS IS MAXIMUM. STILL DEMAND A BILLION Foreign Commltiton Wtnted On Bil lion on Joint Government Notet, Without Collateral Agreed to Pay Five Per Cent. New York. Troublesome details have yet to be adjusted and minor matters smoothed out before Lord Reading, representing Great Britain and France, and J. P. Morgan and as sociates, representing American finan ciers, sign articles of agreement con summating lengthy negotiations look ing to the establishment ot a big Anglo-French credit loan here. Not the least of these details, it has developed, is the size of the loan. The foreign representatives, it was said, have been told that the maximum amount they can get is 500,$000,000. Sir Edward Holden, representing the joint stock banks of London, which stand high among the financial bul warks of Briton, was reported to have stood firmly on the ground that the commission's need was for more than a half billion dollars and that the max imum interest rate would not exceed five per cent. It has been reported that the com mission had sought to raise a billion dollars on Joint Anglo-French govern ment notes, without co'.laterlal, bear ing interest at four and one-half per cent, and that it receded from Its po sition only In the face of repeated as surances that it would fall in Us mis sion unless it could offer better terms. A five per cent rate then was offered, it was said, with the positive assur ance that this rate would not be ex ceeded. The demand was still for a billion dollars. Within the past week an American banker said, the commission had been compelled to recede from this position also. MAY ASK GERMAN'S RECALL Letters Written by Capt. Von Papen and Carried by Archibald Angera Officials at Washington. Washington. As the result of the receipt and publication of the corre spondence taken from James F. J. Ar chibald by British secret service agents the preponderance of opinion in official circles now is that this government will proceed decisively against the fol lowing persons: Capt. Franz von Papen, military at tache of the German embassy, who bas referred to the American people as "idiotic yankees." Alexander von Nuber, Austrian con sul general at New York, who submit ted to Dr. Constantln Theodor Dumba, the Austrian ambassador, the plan for fomenting strikes in munitions plants in the United States. William Warm, editor of the Hunga rian paper Szabadsag, who prepared the memorandum outlining the plan for interference with the munitions plants, which was approved by Am bassador Dumba and was the basis for the request for bis recall. It can be stated on good authority that this government will either ask for the recall of Capt. von Papen or hand him his passports; that it will cancel the exequatur of Consul Gen eral von Nuber, and will refer the case of Warm to the proper depart ment for such legal action as may fit his offense. The case of Ambassador Dumba him self again became one of serious con sideration for the government, princi pally because the correspondence re vealed he had made comment on the president, referring to his "self-willed" temperament, and he discussed the presldenet's relations to congress. In this connection the important dis covery has been made that Ambassa dor Dumba had asked the state depart ment to arrange for hiB safe passage home, and that his request has been held up by the administration for rea sons not fully revealed. Officials say, however, that this gov ernment will not interest itself to get a safe conduct for Ambassador Dumba until Austria has made a direct and categorical response to the request for his recall. Prisoners KIM Jailer. Tulsa, Okla. D. C. Coley, night county jailer, is dead from wounds re ceived when assaulted by three men, who broke jail ten days ago. His wife, severely beaten, is recovering. Seven Die in Cave-In. New York. Seven persons were re ported by police to have been killed, and more than 50 others seriously In jured when a dynamite explosion in the excavation of the new Seventh avenue subway caused a cave-in which engulfed a surface car and numerous pedestrians. More than half of the injured were women and girls on their way to business. There were 78 pas sengers on the trolley car, which dropped 15 feet into the subway ex- PROTEST TO GREAT BRITAIN Washington Will Bring to Head tht Grievances of American Importers Over Brltlth Order of Council. Washington. It has been announc. td by the state department that this government has undertaken to "bring to a bead" the grievances of thousands of American Importers whose goods in neutral ports of Europe are withheld from shipment here by the British or der in council. This is the first time that the state department bas admitted it regards the question as one for the two govern ments. Heretofore It has been main tained by the state department that tbe issue was one for the importers themselves with the British board of trade and with any other British In stitution from which they could get relief. Severe pressure, however, was put on the state department by a ca blegram from London to the effect that the agents of the Importers there re garded the case as hopeless, notwith standing the various announcements by the British embassy at -Washington to the effect that importers might file affidavits and applications for re lief, which in turn were to run the gauntlet of the authorities in Great Britain It was also learned that the state department proposes to put a Btop to the private negotiations of the agents of some importers who have succeed ed in getting goods through while the vast majority of importers have been unable to obtain satisfaction either from the British embassy here or the state department itself. CLAIMS HE IS INNOCENT Archibald, the American Who Carried Dumba't Letters, Saya He Did Not Know Their Contents. New York. James F. Archibald, the American correspondent who car ried a message from Dr. Constantln Dumba, Austro-Hungarian ambassador at Washington, addressed to the Austrian foreign minister, which led to a request from the United States for the ambassador's recall, issued a statement here denying that' he had connived to break the neutrality laws of the United States or was an official dispatch bearer. The letter was seized by British au thorities when Archibald was inter cepted at Falmouth. On his return here aboard the steamship Rotterdam, Archibald de clined to discuss the affair until he had consulted his lawyer and had ac quainted himself, as be explained, "with what had been said in this country." "Dr. Dumba's letter," said Archi bald's statement, "was given to me most openly at the steamer's gang plank just before sailing. Hundreds of persons were about and there was not the slightest suggestion of secrecy. Of its contents I had absolutely no knowledge. I supposed, of course, that It simply referred to my work. I feel that the very open manner in which the letter was given me shows that Dr. Dumba had no intention of using me or my passport as a shield for the transmission of any improper letters." Archbald stated that before leaving for belligerent territory "to do field work with armies engaged in the war," he sought letters ot introduction Secret service men who interviewed him aboard the Rotterdam at quaran tine, according to Archibald, merely asked if he had been presented with a gold-beaded cane or bad been asked to deliver a cane to anyone in Eu rope before his departure. Upon bis assurance, he said, that he had not, Dutch Steamer Sink. London. The Dutch steamer Ken ingen Emma, of 9,000 tons , which struck a mine as Bhe was on her way to Amsterdam from Batavia, capsized and sank in the Thames. The 250 passengers had been previously taken off the Kenlngen Emma, which was being towed up the river when she sank. Posse Kills Negro. Elberton, Ga. Nelson Statham, ne gro, was shot and killed near here by a posse after be had wounded Sheriff Haley and Chief of Police Irwin in a fight In which the officers and the posse attempted to take him frota a house in which he had barricaded him self. Alienist Is Dead. New York. Dr. Austin Flin, '79, alienist, much in the public eye as star witness against Harry K. Thaw, was found dead in his home here. Apo plexy was the cause of death. Discovert a Comet. Cambridge, Mass. The discovery oi a comet, visible in a small telescope, is announced by Prof. Edward C. Pick ering, director of Harvard observatory Storage Batteries Are a Success. New York. An official government test at the New York navy yard of Thomas A, Edison's new storage bat tery for submarines proved that it overcomes deadly chlorine gas peril, according to an announcement by Mil ler Reese Hutchinson, representative of Edison. . Ostrow Is Captured. Berlin. The capture of the Russian city ot Ostrow has been announced by the war office. PREPARES MODEL FAIF0R HUB INTERESTING EXHIBIT TO 8H0W VALUE OF LEGUMES AS OIL BUILDERS. CO-OPERATION IS URGED President of Southern Cattleman'! A oclatlon Tells Jaokson Business Men City People and Farmers Mutt Work Together. , Jackson. The model demonstration farm at the State fair grounds Is showing up in fine ehape, and will present many instructive object lessons for the farm ers of Mississippi who visit Jackson between Oct. 25 and 30. The farm is under the personal su pervision of R. S. Wilson, State ageut of the United States department of agriculture. Strictly speaking, it Is not a farm in miniature, of the sort usually shown at a State fair, where the perspective is so small that the farmer is apt to lose sight of the most important object lessons. More than an acre of ground has been broken and placed In actual cultivation. The feature which the United States department desires to especially illus trate at the State fair this year is the value of legumes as soil builders. Urges Co-Operation. In the course of an interesting ad dress delivered before the JackBon Young Men's Business Club E. K. Mld dleton of Pocahontas, recently made president of the Southern Cattlemen's Association, discussed some of the problems pertaining to the farm life, and the country life In general. He urged a better and more intelligent spirit of co-operation between the ur ban dwellers on the one hand and tne rural citizens on the other. It is a fact, as stated by Mr. Middleton, that Mississippi has been in the past and still Is,, a leader in many phases of ac tivity. ' But her condition could have been greatly enhanced and life, both on the farm and in the city, vastly Im proved, with more of a spirit of mu tual study of each other's condltloni and of intelligent co-operation exist ing. Mist Powell Will Judge. Miss Susie V. Powell, In charge of the work of the Girls' Canning Clubs In Mississippi, and at the head of the rural school improvement work, has gone to Memphis, to attend the Tri State Fair, having accepted the inv tatlon of the fair management to act as one of the judges ot exhibits of the Girls' Canning Clubs of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. According to Miss Powell the canning club girls ot North Mississippi especially have a large number of exhibits to Mem phis. Creekmore Wants Sliion's Seat H. H. Creekmore of Water Valley, one of the foremost members of the North Mississippi bar, has formally an nounced as candidate for congress In the Fourth district, now represented by Congressman T. U. Slsson. This is the third entry in the race. Mr. Sis son's announcement as aspirant for re election was followed a few days later that his brother-in-law, William C. Ward, of Winona, will also be an as pirant for congress. There is a proba bility ot at least one other entry in the race, aklng it a four-cornered affair. Bilbo Goes to Nashville. , Governor-elect Theo. G. Bilbo has gone to Nashville, Tenn., via Meri dian, to attend the Jackson Highway convention. Mr. Bilbo is very enthusi astic over the highway propositions and will use Mb Influence while in Nashville to secure the Jackson high way through Mississippi. Will Sell Cotton Soon. The State trustees, according to P. E. Matthews, of the board, have not yet sold any cotton, but expect to dis pose of some in the course of the next week or two. Ms. Matthews states that the gins are running full time and that the State will have a large amount of the staple to sell, most ot which will be long staple variety. Equalization Nearly Complete. The city commission Is nearing the finish of its work of equalizing the personalty assessment rolls for. the cur rent year. The tax books will be open ed for collection within the next two or three weeks, according to a state ment mada by city hall officials. The work of revision has consisted chiefly of putting assessments back to the basis of last year, and the recapitula tion will show practically the ssjne to tal as that of 1914. Favora Mississippi Route. Louisiana Is joining forces with Mis. sissppi to secure a change in the route for the proposed Jackson highway. Put ting it more accurately, Louisiana wants the proposed highway to follow the historic route through Mississippi. A letter has been received by Presi dent Morrison of the Mississippi High way Association, from President P. M Milner of the Louisiana Highway A: sociatlon, describing the Mississlp route to be followed by his party the trip from New Orlealns W ARE KILLED IN REVOLVER FIGHT PJ8T0L8 BLAZE WHEN JACK80W COUNTY MEN MEETv-OLD FEUD THE CAUSE. ROBBERS AT WEST POINT Young Man It Charged With Entering) House and Carrying Off Safe to Rob Others Are Implicated In the Crime. Biloxl. Two men were killed and four others are held In Jail in connec tion with the killing, as the result of a. revolver fight in the commissary of the L. N. Dantzler Turpentine Com pany Bt Dantzler, in a remote section of Jackson county, 26 miles from here. The dead are George Sarvis, manager of the turpentine company, and Rul'ua Reeves, a sawyer. George Ruble and George Whltting ton are held in Jail at Pascagoula and Will Ruble and Allen Whlttingtou are held at Gulfport. It Is said that the killing was the result of an old quarrel between Sarvis and Reeves, and that the shooting began when the men met In the commissary. Robbers at West Point. West Point. Burglars entered the suburban store of J. A. Miller a few nights ago and carried his safe sev eral miles in a buggy to Chookatonk chie creek, where it was forced open and 35 in money taken out. The Bate was then thrown into the creek. A young man of this city, suspected of the crime, when questioned by the po lice, broke down and confessed, impli cating two other men. All three are now in jail awaiting trial. There have been a number of rob beries in West Point and vicinity late ly, and it Is thought that these men can account for some of them. Forbids Cotton Tax Collection. Meridian. Judge H. G. Niles, before federal court adjourned, Issued a de cree making perpetual an injunction issued in vacation to prevent the city of Meridian and the county of Lauder dale, Jackson and Hinds counties frcm collecting back taxes on cotton alleged to have been in the hands of Hanna, Frederichs & Co., Newberger & Levy and Mlnoprio & Co., on February 1, from 1909 to 1914, inclusive. This, It is believed, ends litigation against these concerns by State Revenue Agent Johnson. The amount of tax able values alleged to be due by these firms was over 2,000,000. Traveling Men Oppose Pardon. Meridian. An indignation meeting has been held here by traveling men, at which the Issuance ot an uncondi tional pardon to C. R. Smith by Gov. Brewer was unequivocally condemned. The traveling men also made plans to aid in every way possible to prevent Smith securing his liberty from the Mississippi Insane Asylum under ha beas corpus proceedings, which will be heard here before Judge Venable. Gins Maklna Molasses. Okolona. Owing to the ravages of the boll weevil in this section, some of the country gins are using their ma chinery in making molasses. One large ginnery near Trebloc, in this county, hss been at work all tho fall on mo lasses, and has a sufficient supply of cane for another month's grind. The small cotton crop will be ginned after the grinding of cane is finished. Change Route to Convention. Corinth. The New Orleans delega tion of automobiles en route to Nash ville to attend the Jackson highway meeting had expected to go via Meri dian, Tupelo, Corinth and Jackson, Tenn., but left Meridian for Columbus, Miss., and will make the trip via Flor ence, Ala. Corinth will be represented by about 25 leading citizens. Agree on Wheat Acreage. Houston. A mass meeting was held by the farmers of Houston vicinity in the courthouse to discuss diversifica tion of crops and reach an agreement as to the number of acres of wheat to be planted. About 20 of the most pro greslve farmers agreed to plant from one to five acres of wheat each. Paralyzed While Fishing. . Gulfport. "I am paralyzed," exclaim ed "Pink" Summers, an aged citizen of this place, while he was out fishing with two boys in a skiff, and so saying, he sank back helpless in his seat. The physician in attendance states the old man is paralyzed on one sido and in a critical condition.. . Brothrs Fight; One Killed. Rlenzl. News has been received , here of the killing of Bill Isibel by his brother Sherman. The brothers lived on a farm, about seven miles northwest of Rienzi. According to reports trou ble has been brewing between the families for some time on account of the children, and Sherman's wife went to Bill's house and they got into a fight. Sherman, arriving on the scene about this time, drew a big knife, it Is said, and fatally cut his brother and seri ously wounded his brother's wlte.