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i British Sea O
II' Has *
Limiting of Area to "Europ
I Mediterranean " May Bri
ade Within Confines
Washington, March 19.?While the
united States government does not j
jnow as yet whether the allies in- j
end to maintain a legal blockade or |
|f propose to apply general rules or contraband
and non-contraband in enforcing
their embargo on commercial;
intercourse between Germany and
neutral countries, American naval of- ;
ficers and officials versed in international
law expressed the opinion today
that the indefinite limit prescribed?
"European waters, including t' e Med- J
iterranean"?might be construed as a
lppal arPM of migrations for a biockad
Naval officers frankly admit that the
old form of blockade by warships close i
to an enemy's coast passed with the in- j
vestment of Santiago in the Spanish- j
American war. Accordingly, in ask- j
ing Great Britain and France for an j
exDlanation o.f their lecent declaration '
of an embargo the United States con- ,
cedes that fc.'.-e activity of submarines I
might make physically impossible a i
close blockade of an enemy coast and '
suggested uat if the declaration of.
the allies were to be construed as a
iegai DiocKaae, some ' raaius 01 aci
tiviry' be announced.
This principle of a "radius of action"
for a blockading fleet was dis- ,
cussed at the international naval con- j
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SOCIAL ( LI BS ARK REPORTED TO
BE WITHOUT LIQUOR.
It Will be Difficult Matter For Blind
Tigrers to Break Through the
News and Courier.
Columbia, '.\;arch 20.?South Carolina
is facing a period of law enforcement
as a result of the campaign
promises last summer and ti e verdict
of the people at the election which
placed Richard 1. Manning in the governor's
chair. And fc'.ose promises are
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For the first time in many years, social
clubs in several of the larger cities
of.the State are without liquor. I: 1 as
been felt for some years that it was
perfectly legitimate for clubs, that is. '
bona fide clubs to have lockers in
which a member could store anv liquor
whicn- he might care to have. T< e
member had his lccker and carried a
key to it, and Dougnt nis own nquor or
beer as the case might be, brought it to
: ' e club and placed it in his own lock- i
er. The club porters served drinks to
members from taeir individual lockers,
and all Chose clubs which observe this
practice' never sold liquor across the
counter and only club members could
<rpf the benefit of the lockers. Thus the !
system grew over the State, especially j
in t1*:e larger cities, where the leading '
"business and professional men formed
the club membership.
But under the new "gallon-a-montii"
GOES TO P
Every Bell subscriber, aim
to buy the goods advertised
your space today, ask tne m
but does not
mediums. //I H
BOX 163, CO
lean Waters, Including the
ng Wide Sweeping Blockof
ference at London in lOoD and the
jdec.aiation which :olIowed contained
this rule: !
"Seizure of neutral vessels for violation
of the blockade may be made only 1
within the radius of action of ships ;
of war assigned to maintain an eft'ective
Tile Tnited States naval war college
aul orities r>oint out that while orig-1
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many under American uucunie uie
area of blockade was not limited, the
definition "of an area of operations
of a blockade, even it in such a manner
as to include a large range of
high sea, is regarded as a legitimate
act of war. . . . and w- ile it is
undoubtedly an inconvenience and may ,
be a loss to neutral commerce to be !
excluded from the blockaded area, it:
is a recognized consequence of war.* |
The declaration of London and ail'
pre.ions expositions of international j
law specifically rule a, however, that)
"the blockading forces must not bar i
access to the pons or coasts of neu-;
trals." It is in t'.is point that the
British order in council, if intended j
to be a notification o: blockade, wo ... j
be, in the view of officials here, a J
laiion of previous rules. For v at !
reason further development of the j
British policy in specific cases is '
awaited with keen interest.
law there is a special provision preventing
the storing of liquors in clubs.
and it was because of this fact thai |
the clubs of Columbia, t; e Metropolitan.
Columbia; the Elks and the Ridgewood
Country club, t' is week discontinued
the permission to store liquid j
refreshment in individual lockers and j
the clubs are now "dry." Nothing but |
soft drinks, such as lemonade, cigars, I
nnrf pio'arprts and sandwiches, can !
now be had in the clubs mentioned.!
TT:ey took the action in renovating the I
lockers because these clubs will do;
not ing which is unlawful, for their
membership is made up of men who
are law-abiding and the leaders of the
community in all lines of business. And j
it is worth- of note that probably the \
overwhelming majority of the member- :
ship of these clubs voted for Gov. Man-;
ning, and they are going to back up j
every step e takes :or law enforce- !
Roughs from Spartanburg. Green-!
file. and Slimier say that the clubs \
have removed all intoxicants and have j
erne "dry." Similar action has bee"n ;
taken, it is reported. by the locker |
clubs in practically all the other towns
in tre State.
There has been no report frcm the
clubs'in Charleston, but it is presumed
that they will follow suit and remove j
all intoxicants. It is known that the !
administration confidently expects this j
Lid to He on Tight.
It is stated that several of tine alleged
"blind tigers'' in Columbia and
elsewf ere made a pretence of following
the lccker-system and had membership
cards, but it is claimed C!:at
these so-called "clubs" have no bona
ost without exception, is able
in this directory. Reserve
anager for rates.
made at once
II f?r t^ie new
LUMBIA, S. C.
! FlERCEiT IN EAST
jKrssiAvs landed on pltssian
Aiiied' Fleet Iiesis Ironi Attack on
Dardanelles, Hut Will Kcsiinie
Land fighting is continuous, partici
ularlv in t e ea.st. In Poland the Rus:
sians claim to ave forced the Germans
into their own territory after i
the Tiuroggen engagement, and they j
renounce a'so the rupture of J.VIemel. j
The German w?r office partly con-!
jirms ihiv by admitting the Russian.
f\t .' luatfrki. f.i' \Tf Tiic1
Kisow.icre- in the Carpathians and ;
'asif-i*:! Gv.'icia t.-e Russians report,
sMcCi'sj;(*s and dec-are a sortie by the (
Frzemysl garrison was repulsed. Vi- j
enna's account of t is sortie is to the j
effect that strong Russian forces were
enccnntereu in an eastern direction :
and that the Russians were forced to j
retire alter an engagement.
In Fraiu-i* the Germans have gained ;
over the British in the region of St. |
Eloi and report also they have replused
French attacks in (' ampagre. '
the Argonne forest and in th^ Vosges.
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i lie r reacn war onivf, on me umvi
hand, describes briefly the capture of j
a German position in f.e Argonne cf-:
ter two days' struggle.
Operations of ;he allied fleet in fa e !
Dardanelles, interest in which has been !
intensified by the powerful resistance '
of the Turkish forts and the disaster ;
to three of the allied battles ips 1 ave j
Won de'ayed by unfavorable weather
c nditions. l>i;t it is expected thoy will
be developed in full force as soon as
warships now on the way to replace ;
those sunk join the fleet.
Sixty-four members of the crew of!
the Frew* battle? ip Bouvet. one of.
the thre that was sent to the .bot-'
tcm on March 18, were sa .nd. thus i
probably about COO men of that ship |
perished. T" e loss of t e British ships I
Ocean and Irrisistible is officially an- j
nounced to have been small. j
According to the secretary of the
imperial German treasury, the sub-'
scriptions to the second war loan are
much greater than those to the first.
IT e two loars amount to $3,000,000,- |
arms are active in seizing... .bhok9 j
fide membership. However, they are J
going to have to go out of business, j
for the "lid" is going on, not on;;, in |
I nr fvrn:;r>ho:'t t p State. !
Gcv. Manning is determined to stamp i
out nil ani every form of? iolation o." j
rlre now rigid laws of South'Caro-j
'ina. T e governor has said that h? I
was not. responsible for the passage of ,
the 'aw, but he is r? sponsible for its j
enforcement, and he proposes to do is
duty without fear and without favor, j
He is going to enforce the laws im-'
uartiallv. "letting the chips fall where!
It-is expectcj t" at wliere the mayors:
cf the cities fail to do t eir duty satisfactorily
to the governor in the matter
of law enforcement he will summons
the sheriffs of the counties and
put the matter up to them. It is believed
that in the case of Charleston
and Columbia a certain time will be
given for t' e local officials to enforce
the law, and in the event they fail the
governor will probably put the matter
up to the sheriffs, and if they fail he
wi'l very prooaDiy remove uueui <iuu
put men in their places who will enforce
t e laws. This is his announced
intention, it is known. The governor
will have nothing further to say for
publication over his plans for law entoicement,
but it is known that he is j
bending is energies to closing up the j
illegal liquor dealers throughout the j
State, and is olding tlie sheriffs espe- j
: cially accountable tor resuies. jus: i
what action lie will take in Charleston
is not known, but there is a general
impression in well informed circles
that the governor is ready to move
swiftly in t e matter and that his next
announcement will be through results
Governor's Hands Full.
With t. e situation in Charleston and
Columbia the trouble in Barnwell,
where all the dispensaries have been
closed indefinitely by the governor and
where the grand jury ihas employed
expert accountants to check the books
of the old dispensary board, and fc'r.e
Kershaw county matter, the governor
having summoned Sheriff W. W. Huckabee
to show cause before him on
Marcih 30 lor alleged failure ro enforce
the laws against liquor selling, the
hands of the governor are full. However,
r. e is keeping a close eye on ev
~-3 it- ; r, /innctarf trvilph
t'iv cuuntv anu >o hi vuuciuui ?
wit a the sheriffs and other law enforcement.
officers throughout the
In several of t' e counties, notably in
SaluSa and Berkeley, the sheriff held
a conference with all of the magistrates
over efforts to stamp out the
blind tigers, and in Berkeley county a
certain territory was assigned to each
'--?i- t.'-icr teau
one 10 tiitci, o.itu m i- 'u.j ?
c-'cse watch tan be kept, and it is
hard fothe "ti?evs* to bre'ak through
such a cordon or ;<> run such a block.
>!e.- Sir i iff !. II. Lighisey. of Hamp
| AT Tl
Loans and Discounts $
Bonds & Stocks owned
Furniture & Fixtures...
Real Estate owned
Cash & due fron Banks
The Proof of
Four Per Ce
ton county, who is making a determined
effort to stamp out illicit dea'ers
under nis jurisdiction, favors the ;
plan of ha'.in^ a convention of magis- >
crates and may call one of :is county, j
In t os? r-ounties which have the rural
pohc-3 it is not so hard for the
sheriff to patrol .l is baliwick, but many
of the counties have 110 policc, and in j
t is case' it is well-night impossible '
for the sheriff and his deputy to keep
down all violations, especialv whe*o'
some sec-ions of f e county arc- r?-j
irete, as was pointed out by one o*.
r'it is in such counties jiat the:
a.f:tivo co-operation of the magistrates ;
an i tl^eir constables is ne.":-sary.
. L Is w. iivvej <"at b'i::-! timers will
fin;! ro:;.- sailing before juries, and
with the possibility oi laem? a tern) j
on the roac.'s this "soil? >" 'vl.]
to t> eir lairs. i
11*s as hard to live a double life on |
i2 a day as it is for a camel to pass i
through the eye of a needle.?Jack- j
A Mean Shirt. j
IF he Youth's Companion. 11
The teacher had been plying the ge- j!
ography class with questions abour. j
Mexico. T:.en suddenly, without the !
sligi test warning,, she asked, "What
are the Dry Tortugas?"
Johnny was so sure of himself that
hp nm onlv raised his hand, but fairly (
wriggled all over in his eagerness, j
W en tJ e teacher finally smiled at him I
and nodded, ! e answered, proudly, j
("They're griddlecakes without any but|
ter or maple syrup on them."
YOUR CORN WILL VANISH
in a few days if yea will use our corn
cure as directed. And going to the
other extreme our scalp lotion will
remove dandruff just as quickly ancr
effectively. Those are only two of
J the good things to be had at this
1 J~ Wa'il toll vnn thp nthprs
} U1 Ug 31UIC. n t ii wii j vu w ?~ w?
j if you ask.
Mayes' Drug Store;
>!.??? 100 Vawliflrrv ^ f
nent of the Conditi
ay ? &
OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
IE CLOSE OF BU<
*CH 4, 1
233,460.47 Capital Stc
3,227.26 Surplus am
800.00 Dividends 7
A nnn nr\ "Rp-His/wiTnl
5,500 00 Bills Payal
46,993.82 Deposits _.
Good Service is St<
I SAFEST FOR YOUR SAVIN
:nt Paid in Savings
ALL THE NEW SHAf
BAGS AT SP
I also have some bags \
that I wiil sell a
500 Party Boxe
350 t'arty boxe
125 Party Boxej
I have only a few Boxes
if lay cs u.
The House of
I All Forms oi
I Effective Saturday,
(All Interchangeable miles
forms Z. 33, SIM and Pen
? i\ *n i _ i
purcftasea; win oe guou
journeys in South Carolir
at ticKet windows for pa
with contract and tariff pi
Csarleston & West*
>ck $ 50,000.00
1 Profits 11.072.77
7 ~ Unpaid
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>ES IN LADIES HAND
:hat are a iittle out of style
t 50 per cent off.
s at - $1.50
c . ?1 00
5 ac - .75
on hand so if you need
e at once.
6 V. Store,
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je ana renny
s Good for Inssage
in S. C.
March 2M: 1915
ige and Penny Scrip books,
ny Scrip (regardless of date
, within limit, for instance
*a by exchange of coupons
ssage tickets in accordance
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k Western Railway
;rn Carolina Railway
r & Laurens Railway
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