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LEARNS OF PLANS
FOR COTTON BAN
STATE DEPARTMENT GETS OFFICIAL
United States May Object to Britain's
Purpose to Make Staple
I Uuttauauu vi not.
T1\p State t
Washington, Aug. 14.?Information
confirming reports that England maysoon
put cotton on the contraband list
has reached the state department from
official sources, it was learned today.
'Ambassador Page at London is said
to have advised t':e administration
that, despite reluctance of the British
government to take this step, public
ciamor for a new blow at Germany
may compel action.
Aa informal protest to the British
foreign office is being considered, according
to authentic reports. This
'would precede a formal note. Presi
'dent Wilson and the state department
are daily in receipt of appeals and!
protests from cotton interests regarding
tf;e obstructions already inFtituted
by England against cotton commerce.
They are also urging action to forestall
placing cotton on the British
The president is aevoung mucn
time to study of the cotton situation.!
It will be referred to in a section of
the forthcoming note to Great Britain
regarding her general interference,
particularly by Iher orders in council,
witla American commerce. This note
will be completed in a few days.
Sir Cecil . Spring-Rice, the British
ambassador, accompanied by a United
States secret service guard, is due
&ere .early next week from his summer
home in Massachusetts, to go over the
note with Secretary Lansing.
BANKERS PROMISE HELP
FOR GRADUAL MARKETING
Conference of Southern Financiers De
r>i . i js i J
Teiops rleases oi aju iu jikvi
Complication of Situation*
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Galveston, .Aug. 14.?Representative
bankers from eight cotton growing
States today pledged themselves to j
stand solidly behind the producers in j
an effort to secure a fair and uniform
price for cotton, and in this they
pledged the support of the four Southern
federal reserve banks.
The means by which it is proposed
the perpetuation of the Cotton States
Bankers' conference, t):e next meeting
of which will be called for November
or December. Joseph Hirsch of
Corpus Christi, Texas, president of the
Texas State Bankers' association, proposed
the conference held today.
The meass by wind: it is proposed
to secure to the producers a fair price
for C:eir staple is the gradual marketling
cotton. The bankers agreed to
;a.dTance money to the farmers on cot
sion securities and the federal DanK
representatives agreed to rediscount
this paper. Thus tj.ey hope to offer
no more cotton than the market will
Instantly absorb. The purpose of such
graduated marketing is not speculative,
It is pointed out, but for the benefit
of the producers.
In the meeting today presidents of
.'five State bankers' associations, representatives
of three federal reserve
banks, and numerous prominent clear
ing l';ouse representatives took part.
T'nanimity of opinion marked the discussion
and the opinion of the "bankers,
as expressed, was that the financial
South is solidly behind them.!
There were 72 bankers present.
That tJ-e federal reserve banks are
:in sympathy with the movement was
indicated by the interest shown by W.
T"* ^ rr "Vini O r? A f
JT. \3. Hdl UlUg, Viia.iiij.ia.il U1 nic 46U- .
eral reserve board. In a telegram to ,
Mr. Hirsch, Mr. Harding expressed a
willingness to meet with a committee
of Southern bankers in Birmingham 1
on August 25. Pursuant to this expression,
a committee is composed of
one representatives from each State,
Tiearlv all the members are presi
idents of their respective State bankers'
The formation of an association of
Southers bankers had been one of the
plans of the leaders in calling the
meeting held here today, but after the
delegates arrived it was decided to
^abandon this plan.
30Y A/T LEXINGTON
LOOKS FOE MOTHER
3B#rie Parker Taken From the Train
-oil Which He Hoped to Reach
Lexington, Aug. 12.?A boy giving
ills name as Earle Parker and his
age as 11 years, was taken from a
Southern railway freight train "by the
Bgent, M. D. Denny, here today. Hbe
lad was turned over to Sheriff Miller,
who will detain him until an effort
can be made to communicate with his
parents. The boy declares that he w^s
driven from horns by his father, J.
f M. Parker, a weaver in the Capital
j City mills in Colombia. He said he
: was going to his mother at Greeni
i The boy was poorly clad, and when
. he was introduced to a bath and new
clothes by the sheriff and Mrs. Miller,
he experienced a novelty. The boy
declares that his father left his mother
in Greenville, forcing him to accompany
him to Columbia. He says that
his fat!', er secured board at the home
I of Mr. and Mrs. Dabbs in the Capital
i City mill village. His mother, accordI
ing to the lad's story, is living with
: her mother at 33 Norwood street,
The boy is anxious to return to his
Solicitor Timmerman is interested
in the case and will make a personal
LEADS TO SUICIDE
Mrs. Johnson, Wife of State House
Watchman, Takes Her
The State, 13th. 1
(Mrs. John C. Johnson committed
suicide early yesterday morning by
shooting herself in the right temple
i with her husband's pistol. Mrs. John|
son had been in ill health for several
months and despondency induced by
her enfeebled condition caused the
rash act. At different times she has
threatened to take her own life, and
her husband and children had been exi
tremely wary in preventing her from
Mr. Johnson is day watchman at the
capitol and wnen making preparations
to come to Ibis work about 5 o'clock
yesterday morning he left his pistol
i on the dresser and went to the porch
for a pitcher of water. Immediately
Mrs. Johnson locked the room door
and fired a bullet into the right temple,
the ball plowing its way clear
through the head. Dr. B. H. K. Kreps
was summoned, but the patient was
beyond the relief of medical skill. The
I bod}'' was taken to Graniteviiie on tne
[ 6 o'clock train yesterday afternoon,
! for interment today. The family lived
originally in that section.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her
husband, one son and one daughter.
The children are about 16 and 18 years
old. The family lives on the 1000
block of Oak street, having only a few |
weeks ago moved from Shandon Annex.
Mrs. Napier, the mother of the dead
woman, was with the family at the \
time of t&e fatal incident.
ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
I> SESSION IS COLUMBIA j
"lfnvftr Griffith thA TJpIp. 1
gates In Behalf of the Capital
News and Courier.
Columbia, Aug. 11.?Sessions of the
convention of the South Carolina Association
of the Deaf were held in the
assembly tall of the Imeprial hotei j
? -w. /V O Vt r?r> A ^Allf 7* I
cms mui aiug nuu aiiciuuuu. amwui
members of the association from all!
sections of tf':e State are in attendance. \
'Among the visitors at the convention!
are Dr X. P. Walker, president of the
f!edar Snrinsr institute, and his son. W. I
Laurens Walker, an instructor at the j
The first session this morning was
opened by an address by Lewie 'A. Griffith,
mayor of Columbia, wfco welcomed !
the association to this city, and gave I
an historical sketch of the education |
of the deaf, dumb and blind in the Uni- j
ted States. His remarks were inter-!
preted to the audience by W. L. j
Walker, the official isterpreter of thej
Misses Mamie Duncan, daughter of
i .T. W. H. Duncan of Columbia, in an |
; apt address welcomed the association 1
! in the name of the deaf of Columbia, j
Tl TT /-vr. n ? A f
I. n. v uiciiiaii in au tuuqucm. au- i
: -Iress responded in behalf of the asso-1
Governor Manning and SuperintendI
ont of Education Swearingen were on
rhc- program for addresses, but were
out of the city on 'other engagements.
A duet, "Paddle Your Own Canoe,
by Miss Mamie Duncan and Miss Carrie
Smoak, was very enjoyable.
Speaking of Watch Dogs.
"Now that you've moved out to the
suburbs, Jones, you ought to keep a
I wafch dog."
! "'Nothin' doin'?I had a small watcfo
| dog, wound him one night, set him by
tne granaratner ciock m tne front hail
and went to bed."
"Well, that night a bnrglar came and
tfbe little watch dog was so scared he
j "I guess his main spring was broken."?Florida
eons Old Son#; Other itomedtes Won't Cars.
- he worst cases, no matter of how long sta-din*.
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing: Oil. It relieves
?a:a and Heals at tb<* same time. 2550c, J1.0U
APPEAL OF PAN-AMERICA
SOUNDS PATRIOTIC NOTE
Appeal of Pan-America ?s?Handset
Washington, Aug. 14.?The PanAmerican
appeal to Mexico, now being
delivered to the chiefs of factions
j and governors of States, was made
I public tonight by the state department.
Without even an intimation of armed
intervention, it calls upon the leaders
to meet somewhere in Mexico on neutralized
ground, in a conference "to
adopt the first steps necessary to the
constitutional reconstruction of ,the
country" and to issue a call for im.
mediate elections. The services of the
United States or any of t5~e other Pan1
'American conferees are offerd as intermediaries
to arrange the meeting.
The appeal, although addressed to
the political and military leaders, takes
the form of an announcement to the
Mexican people themselves. As made
public by tJ-e department the document
is prefaced by this announcement:
To the People.
"The Mexican people are informed
that the following communication has
been sent to many prominent persons
in Mexico who possess authority or
military power witfcin the republic."
Then follows this appeal, dated at
Washington, August 11'.
"The undersigned, the secretary of
state of the United States, the ambassadors
extraordinary and plenipotentiary
of Brazil, Chile and Argentina,
and tine envoys extraordinary and
j ministers plenipotentiary of Bolivia,
i Uruguay and Guatemala, accredited
to the government of the United
Stales of America, acting severally and
independently, unanimously send to
you the following communication:
"Inspired by the most sincere spirit
of American fraternity, and convinced
that they rightly interpret the earnest
wish of the entire continent, have met
informally at the suggestion of the
secretary of state of the United States
to consicer ihe Mexican situation and
to ascertain whether their friendly and
disinterested help could be successful:
ly employed to re-establisft peace and
constitutional order in our sister republic.
Appeal to Patriotism.
"In the heat of the frightful struggle
which for so long has steeped in
blood the Mexican soil, doubtless all
may well i':ave lost sight of the dissolving
effects of the strife upon the
most vital conditions of the national
existence, not only upon the life and
and liberty of the inhabitants, but upon
the prestige and security of the country.
We can not doubt, towever?no
one can doubt?that in the presence
r\ Q a ntTWO ?-> r* r\ Aft 1 pMftM i fti w
vi a. iiipauieLnj ayycai lium lucii
brothers of America, recalling to them
these disastrous effects, asking tfcem
to save C-eir motherland from an
abyss?no one can doubt, we repeat,
that the patriotism of the men who
lead or aid in any way the bloody
strife will not remain unmoved; no
one can doubt that each and every one
of them, measuring in itis own conscience
his share in the responsibilities
r>f nast misfnrhinp and looking for
ward to his share in the glory of the
pacification and reconstruction of t5':e
country, will respond nobly and resolutely
to this friendly appeal and give
their best efforts to opening the way
to some saving action.
Hope for Harmony.
"We. the undersigned, believe that
if the men directing the armed movements
in Mexico?whet!-er political or
military chiefs?should agree to meet,
either in person or by delegates, far
from the sound of cannon, and with
no inspiration save the thought of
their afflicted land, there to exchange
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their country from such action would
result in a strong and unending agreement
for t?e creation of a provisional
government which can adopt the first
steps necessary to the constitutional
reconstruction of thevcountrv?and to
issue the first and most essential of
them all, the immediate call to general
"An adequate place within the Mex!
ican frontiers, which for the purpose
j might be neutralized, should serve as
| the seat of the conference; and in or
der to bring about a conference of
the nature desired, tfte undersigned
will act as intermediaries to arrange
the time, place and other details of
such conference if this action can in
any way aid the Mexican people.
"The undersigned expect a reply to
this communication witibin a reasonable
time, and consider that such a
time would be ten days after the com
munication is delivered, suDjeci 10
prorogation for cause.
"Robert Lansing, Secretary of State of
the United States.
"D. Da. Gama, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of Brazil.
"Edo. Saurez-Mujica, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of
"R. S. Xaon, Ambassador Extraordi^
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Iiiai'V auu J. V/i.
I The following pri
There can be no a
I prices at any time,
reduction in these
August 1, 191'
that if they could
tween August 1, 1
its with the retail
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as rapidly as possi
who have not yet r
ly endorsed, shoul
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makes it advisable
sharing until a lat
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we have ever built.
duction and distribu
business integrity an<
No better tire than
is the tire you will 1
Lower Main St.
"L. Calderon, Envoy 'Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary of Bo
Xarlos Maria de Pen a, Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
"Joaquin Mendez, Envoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary
oeni IU ijcaucis,
The appeal went forward today to j
Carranza and Villa and to more than
a score of otfter military and political
leaders throughout Mexico. As replies
are asked for within ten days
tV>Q onnoal i<i rPP.eived. nO fUT
CI I LC| tut. uy^vv*i -s/ ? ~ y ?__
ther meeting of the Pan-iAmerican
conference is planned until they haive
been received or it may be apparent
tftat some of the Mexicans addressed
do not propose to reply.
'The conferees confidently expect
within a reasonable time enough favorable
replies to warrant them in ex1'
*? -.J A n CPA frtr O I
tending inezr cuu lu auaugc iui wv
proposed peace congress.
Carranza's attitude still is a matter
of speculation here. Although his position
thus far has been regarded as
defiant, it is hoped the friendly tone j
of the appeal may lead him to open
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issuiau^c ^ivcii a^aiuoi an t
We guarantee, however, ths
prices prior to August 1, 1916
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make and sell at retail 300,OC
! 914 and August 1,1915, chey
nnrphasprs. to fhp PYtpnt. nf f;
ive sold over 300,000 Ford <
it-sharing checks of $50 each i
ible after August 15, 1915. ]
nailed them then profit-sharing
d do so without delay.
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has been most successful. Th<
alizing the uncertainty of con
; to defer any announcement
Dealers, Newberry, S. C.
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Other Standard Ma)
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but at the same time v
which is made possible onl
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d experience in building a stri
the Fisk Non-Skid is mad<
my when you investigate.
Tires For Sale By
Negotiations witf'a the conferees. It
generally is believed he will reply by
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iuai\lllg tuuuici pi upuoaio ^/JL svm\^
Should Carranza make no reply
whatever, it is expected the conferees
will accept the invitation of other faci
tions to arrange details for a peace
conference without his participation.
In suDDort of a government not rep
1 resenting all of the factions probably
it would become necessary to extend
the plans of the Pan-American conference.
An embargo on ^rms against
^ 1- - ? t- fVl A nATt?
lorces wmun uiig<ui upyuac iuc
government probably would be the
Argumentum Ad Feminam.
Representative Bowdle of Gbio,
whose vigorous speech on anti-suffer
age was the feature of last month's
suffrage debate, sat at a recent dinner
party in Washington beside a
suffragist, says the Philadelphia Bulletin.
The suffragist, desirous of showing
woman's serfdom or servitude, said:
"Mr. Bowdle, why does a woman
when sfte marries a man, take his
August 2, 1915: f
advance in these
it there will be no
luyers B ?
10 Ford ears bewould
$40 to $60 on
:ars m the time
ivill be distributed
* coupons, proper*rs
of Ford cars
3y thoroughly beditions
of future profit
m"~ 1 "Mrni; 11"" i"'' i 'IBif Ml 9NHH
/e offer the best tim
y by increased prosed
by our years of
ctly quality product.
Reg. U. S. Par. Off.
Sn Time to Re-tire ?
Vx* (Bey FUk)
But Mr. Bowdle, desirous of showing
woman's sheltered and easy economical
position, smiled and answered:
"Why does she take everything else
Just the Job For Him.
He was ti':e slowest boy on earth,
says the Kansas City Sta r, and had
been fired at three places in two weeks,
so his parents had apprenticed him
tn o naturalist iH?
But even he found him slow. It
took Ibim two hours to Cfe
naries their seed, three to stick a pin
through a dead butterfly and four to
pick a convolvulus. The onLy point
about him was that he was willing.
"An^ twViof " liavin<r snant
AUU " uao, uc mm
a whole afternoon changing tfce gold
fishes' water, "shall I do now, sir?"
The naturalist ran his fingers
through his locks.
"Well, Robert," he replied at last,
"I think you migjtt take the tortoise
out for a run."
Smoking diminishes hunger, and
should, therefore, be avoided shortly