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~MANNING IS ELECTED
ALL BLEASITES LOSE
118,940 VOTES ENGLAND'S POSON
MAJORITY IS 28.000
BRITISH PREMIER TALKS ABOUT
Says Country's Reliance Is Upon the
Navy--Describes Heroic Conduct of
Cbj Rebuw- Fom.Counties
10 the Belgrains.
-.1iroughout State Indicate a Be
Premier Asquith Friday made the
markable Victory .by Those Cancli first of a seriers of appeals for an in
crease of the British land forces. At
dates Who Were Opposed to Ad
a meeting at Guild Hall he described
znziation of Governor Bleas.e- the empire as involved in a bloody ar
bitrament of might versus right and
YAW. Partner and Campaig-Man- urged every able-bodied Brition of
of Governor 'Goes Down in military age to Join the colors. The
premier opened his address with the
Defeat. heartening announcement that up to
this time fetween 250,000 and 3000,
Complete returns In most lstances 000 recruits had responded to the
the official 1igures, show a total of call.
118;940 votes cast in the recent pri- The navy, the premier, indicated,
mary. The vote was: already was doing its part, it had
Governor. sealed up the deet of Germany, he
said and was thirsty for a trial of
Richar~d i. Manning.. .'. strength in the open. British war
3obhn G. Richards... ;-41. -ships, Mr. Asquith said had hunted
JAekn==t-Governor. the German merchant marine from
the high seas and when the few Ger
ande.J. elyea. . ..72,461 man cruisers which still infested the
B rdistant ocean had been disposed of,
B od n. as they would be very soon, the navy
rank- W. Shealy .. ..79,168 would have achieved for British and
CD. Fortner......39;g8 neutral commerce a security as com
ongresman Aiken has been re- plete' as it ever had enjoyed in days
elected tsover his o - of unbroken peace.
to Conrss he haw pn "We rely upon the navy," he said,
~ -eat 'redDoinikthe lawpartner ~ temz
and capign manager of Gover With the most absolute confidence to
guard -our shores against the possi
bility of invasion and to seal up the
gigantic battleships of the enemy in
-O* inglorious seclusion of their o :n
- ports whence from time to time they
EAI Jsteal forth to sow the sea with mur
- derous snares which are more full of
menance to neutral shipping than to
the British fleet; and while the Brit
fresident Wlsn Monday- signed ish Navy does all this it is thirsty for
rroe +ratln-caling on the people a trial of strength in a fair and open
lited States to pray for fight which is so far prudently denied
Wft ,.tacs-to'gra .epdJ so tdeie
-preide2ts proclamation sets "We .now find ourselves involved
Sunday, Otber 4as a'day of with the -wholo strength of the em
- pire in a bloody arbitrament of might
Spresident' proclamation. fol- versus right," the premier declared,
"that has been entered into with clear
-beree Great -nations of the judgment and a clear conscience.
have take u arms against what would have been our 'lace
niouiber and ,war now draws mil- among the nations if we had been
of men into batfte -when the base enough or so paralyzed in our
nlof statesmen have. ot been sense of honor and duty to be false
-tosar froi theterrible sacri- to'our word and faithless to our
g . - friends? We should have been
SWhereas, .In this as at allstanding by with folded arms and
Is. ouroirilg and - duty with such countenance as we could
ame an -succor of Al- command while this small and unpro
Sumbling ourlvese tected. state, Belgum,- was defending
of - snour weakness her vital liberties and makring a he
la~ aaniwlsdom egual to rose stand- against overwhelming
.-tese thing, forces."
The premier detailed the heroic ef
.An&Wheeas itIs he ~ -orts of -the Beigrian forces and
IO~g3~ ! th peple enumerated countless outrages on
-~D~O Stts npae n of what he termed "buccaneer
511 W~OIng adventures." He declared that
~S8-@f pace; ~est crime against civilization
L.- Wow Wisonwas the sacking of Louvian. "This
~s~ mientof he nited tates o shameless holocaust," the premier
*~~a do d'estenate Sunday, the continued; "was performed by blind
~-~~thay of:-October ne~t. a day of barbarian vengeance. Sooner than
and supplication and do re stand aside we would see this country
~ ~tut:-aaGod-learing persons to. re of ours blotted out from the pages of
that day totheir placess of history."
thee t- uitether P~i- As to the progress of the war the
- t. Amigty o, that ova- premier declared that in his judg
ouslof men, settng ment -in whatever direction he looked
~ ~sruigf~th thngs they. can not gov- there wa'sabundant grounds for pride
n as-c aertaking pity on the na- and comfort. "I will say more," he
oes op ct bald, "because r think we should bear
~~~yUs~mer~uzd c esa showin in -nilnd that we are at the present
-,& ay where men Can see none, He time watching the fluctuations of
- e gen fortune in the early stages of what is
~ restore once more that going to be a protracted struggle.
men and natins We must cultivate patience, endur
~i~'hi4l~tere can be neiter ance and 'steadfastness and every one
ppeanor true friendship nor must do his or her appropriate part
an< 'w holesome fri rtoll or in the common cause."
7 th ught in the- world; praying also________
Sto this end 'that He forgive us our ~ DENIES REPORT
sins onr- igniorance of His holy will,
-our wilfulnes and- many erifors, and
lendgsin the peths of obedience to Russian Embassy Takes -Issue With
Splaces de vision and to..thoughts and - German News Dispatch.
boneathat purge- and make wise. '
~ In witness-whereof I have here- The Russian embassy gave out an
s' nose my~ hand, and caused the official - statement Sunday night,
-seal -fthe United States to be af- characterizing as "grossly exaggerat
Izd. - ed" the recent .announcement by the
'Done-at the city of Washington German foreign office that many
this eigtrhh day of September in the thousand Russian prisoners had been
"-yar of our Lord one thousand, nine captured in the fighting around Or
nundred and fourteen and -of the In- telsburg, In East Prussia.
depeindence of -the United States of Denial is ma~de also of reported
Smericathe one hundred and thirty- "troubles in the Caucsus at Odessa
ninth., andFinland'' and public opinion in
(Signed) -"Woodrow Wilson. Russia Is said to be intenisely patrio
* By the President: tic and full of unshakable faith."
"Wlam 3. Bryan,
"Secretary of State." -GemnAoatsWud.
PEECAUTION 'AGAINST FIRE. tobobinontepSurad
placentwo officers weressentrtouAn
ness of a Cnnflngration. -DeadWrT.
Fire iasurance companies are en- AcointaLndndsthte
deavoring to impress upon the publicGemnhaed addawrta
the Anportance of special care in theof$,000frmteFecciyf
matter of fire prevention at this par-Lie. essamuthvebnd
ticular time. mne rmsalrtws
'Owing torthe terrialesstatedof.a.
fairs in uropAGeraeiribl which dro h n- MnsDsro eta hpped
tire nitedSats mor orlss wo Ninebs ntra Antwep haeurday de
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the esuls o a cnflaraton. ~pSa.ce offtem were Dset to
thestok echnge ar clse th Ttch Demn oWean, Tandon
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tre sasinbya t ie re orbh fo re tm a ee ildt
confarationb. whicrecetey ook oe fotifyin thenownoaf.cil
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dea, alhughtful wasons board trel-ra loddOt
the Nth sao Sauday ebe ishat nerone Sunabenudby thattecsates
hart seos opaee izwla enus fm the ware had rehed gu,
SPEAK FOR GERMANY
DENY TALES OF CRUELTY.
Passengers On Board Steamship
Which Reached New York TeU of
Their Treatment in Germany.
The Associated Press has received
by wireless from Berlin a message
from four weU-known American
newspaper men in the war zone in
which they declare they have found
no instances of alleged German atro
cities. They spent two weeks with
and accompanied the troops upward
of 100 miles and are unable to re
port a single instance upprovoked,
nor could they confirm rumors of mis
treatment of prisoners or of non
The authors of the message origi
nally were assigned to Brussels, and
when that city was taken they re
turned to - Aix-Les-Chapelle, from
where they have been endeavoring to
reach London. The telegram sent
from Aix-Les-Chapelle to Berlin for
transmission was partly mutilated by
interference, and certain words are
missing, intended by the authors:
"In spirit we unite in rendering
(sic) German atrocities groundless,
as far as we are able to. After spen
ing two weeks with and accompany
ing the troops upward of one hundred
miles we are unable to ieport a single
instance unprovoked. We also are
unable to confirm rumors of mis
treatment of prisoners or of non
combatants with the German col
umns. This is true of Louyain, Brus
sels. Luneville and Nantes while in
Prussian hands. We visited Cateau
Soldre, Sambre and Beaumont, with
out substantiating a single wanton
brutality. Numerous investigated
rumors proved groundless. Every
where we have seen Germans paying
for purchases and respecting property
rights, as well as according civilians
"After the battle of Biass, (probab
ly Barse, a suburb of Namur,) we
found Belgian women and childrei
moving comfortably about. The day
after the Germans has captured the
town in Merbes Chaten we found one
citizen killed, but were unable to con
firm lack of provocation. Refugees
with stories of atracities were unable
to supply direct evidence. Belgians
in the Sambre Valley discounted re
ports of cruelty in the errounding
countries. The-discipline of the Ger
man soldiers is excellent, as we ob
served. To the truth of these state
ments we pledge our profesional and
"Roger Lewis, the Associated press.
"I. S. Cobb. Saturday Evening
Post and Philadelphia Public Ledger.
"Harry Hansen, Chicago Daily
"James O'Donnell Bennett and
John T. McCutcheon, Chicago Tri
Primaries In Thirty-one States Fav
orale to President.
Commenting on the State primary
elections forthe nomination of Dem
ocratic candidates for congress which
have now been held in -31 States,
Postmaster General Burleson said re
"The ,most notable feature of all
these primaries has been the general
and unqualiled endorsement given to
President Wilson and his adminis
tration by the people. Those mem
bers of .congress who had opposed
the legislative programme and poli
eis advocated by the administration
hve encountered hard sledding in
seeking renomination. Some have
even been defeated. This Is notice
able especially in the case of those
members who saw fit to oppose the
repeal of the tolls exemption clause,
the currency revision and other pro
gressive measures recommended by
he president and successfully enacted
into law by the majority in congress."
MADE HER STOP
German Trawler Sunk by British in
In confirmation of the story that
mines have been laid in the North
Sea by vessels disguised as neutral
fishing boats, a woman who arrived
at Londan form Bergen tells of the
sinking of such a mnine-layer by a
The ship on which she was travel
ing found Itself one morning close to
a number of British cruisers, one of
which had caught a German trawler
flying the Norwegian flag and engag
ed in laying mines.
According to this woman the Brit
ish commander gave the crew of the
trawler three minutes in which to
leave their vessel, and they came
tumbling over the side of the passen
er ship. Then the cruiser backed uw
a bit and ramtred the offending traw
ler, and at the .second attempt cut
her in twa and sent her to the bot
RUSSIANS IN FRANCE
150000 Said to be in Rear of Ger
man Invading Army.
One hundred and fifty thousand
Russian troops have passed through
England and are at the rear of the
German army in France, according to
Vance Thompson, and American wri
ter. On August 28 Mr. Thompson
said he saw detachments of Cossacks
on their way to Channel ports and
learned that the British Government
had suspended regular train service
to give the Russians the right of
way. He added that he could say
from reliable authority that 150.000
Russians already had crossed and
now probably were attacking the Ger
man year, while it was understood
thousands more were on their way
from Archangel by the Arctic Ocean
route to England.
The members of the French House
of Deputies are lecturing throughout
the rural districts of their country in
order to explain to the peasants the
justification of the war.
German Aeroplane Brought Down.
A German aeroplane flying near
Lotteghem was fired on by the Pel
gians and brought to earth. Two
WAR VILL DRIVE MANY REFU
GEES TO AMERICA.
MUST SIF IMMIGRATION
The High Water Mark of Those Who
Rush to Our Shores Is Likely to Be
Broken After the Cessation of War
fare In Europe.-This Country Apt
To Become Home of Undesirables.
Had President Wilson signed the
immigration bill passed by Congress
during his administration, instead of
vetoing it and causing its ultimate de
feat by a small margin in the House
of Representatives, the United States
would be in a much less uneasy posi
tion with regard to the multitudes of
immigrants who will be knocking at
our doors after the European war is
We have had some record-break
ing immigration during the past few
years, but these records, says K. Fos
ter Murray, in the News and Courier,
will be small compared with the mil
lions who will rush across the ocean
to our land of peace the moment the
greatest clash of arms In history has
come- to its conclusion. There will
be hordes-of piauperized and famished
uifortunates in every nation in the
war zone who will look to America
as a haven from the turmoil and hor
rors-of European imperialism.
Surely we should take measures to
protect ourselves against this inun
dation. It is as certain to engulf us
as the sun of to-morrow is to rise, un
less the dyes.of legislation are rais
ed against.i.t *hile there is yet time.
Fortunately there 'is time; but there
Is none to lose. The immigration bill
which has passed the House of Re
presentatives at the present session
and has been hung up in the Senate
for months, largely because of politi
cal timidity on the eve of Congress
ional election, pught to be called up
from its resting place and passed by
the Senate also. ~Under existing con
ditions the President would think a
long while before repeating the per
formances of Cleveland and Taft and
The bill which vwould doubtless be
passed by the Senate. if it could be
brought to a vote Would not by any
means stop - immgration. . It would
merely'sift it. If chief feature is the
literarcy test. There has been great
argumentfover this criterion of immi
gration, but the consensus of Con
gressnal opinion, is that- of all the
methods offered It is on the whole the
most ejective and the least objection
The point is not that literacy in it
self is necessarily the best of the de
sirability of any individual immi
grant... Nobody with any breadth of
mind contends that-the ability to read
and 'write constitutes the proof of
good morals and sound intellect. The
simple fact is that -the figures of our
immigration show that the sections of
Europe from which our lease desir
able imznigration comes. are .the sec
tions in which the percentage of illit
erarcy. Is lowest,. wrhile the sections
from..which our most..desirable Immi
gration comes areithe sections where
the percntage of. Illiteracy Is small
est. .The .proper test .of a .fly-screen,
as Senator-E. D. Smiith,.(chairman of
the Immigration committee,) has said
Is whether or not It keeps out the
If we manage wisely by passing
judicious restrictive legislation' now,
while the war is going on, we shall
find oui-selves in a position automati
callyto receive a highly desirable In
crease of population. After the dec
laraton of peace anid the consequent
changes on the map of Europe hun
dreds of thousands, if not millions of
the best and most substantial citizens
of the unhappy countries which have
been ravaged by military frenzy, will
be anxious to bring their families and
resources to a country where they
will be removed -from this menace.
Millions of the sturdy European class
es who have only a little property
and only a little education, but who
have made a comfortable livlihood as
long as there was peace, will also
wish to become Americans, and we
should be glad to-receive them, with
in a reasonable limitation of num
The absolute riff-raff, however, the
paupers and the 'primitive, we cannot
afford to admit. We have "gone the
limit" in this business, and .further
indulgence would be suicidal.
Wholesale and indiscriminate ad
mission of immigrant legions from
Europe is dangerous not only because
of the differences between these pee
pes and ourselves, .but also because
of their differences from and with
Already s'nce this war began there
have been riots in several of our big
cities on account of arguments be
tween men of one European national
ity and men of' other European na
tionalities over the merits of the
struggle across the seas. Our Ameri
can police have had to quell these
disturbances, in some instances with
Cleveland, Ohio, where there is a
very large foreign population, has
this sort between, different elements
of her European guests. It stands
to reason that the higher the type
of immigration we require the less
likely will be such outbreaks in the
Whether the Senate passes the im
migration bill before the adjournment
of the present session or waits until
after election and passes it in Decem
ber, or January, the 'world war ought
to insue adequate protective legisla
tion on this vital subject before the
new and record-breaking inrush of
Mills Curtail Output.
On acount of the decreased de
mand for print cloth goods the Bro
gan Mils near Anderson have cut
down their workini'g week to four
days, forty hours in all.
Troops to Winter in Strike Zone.
War department officials have con
cluded arrangements to maintain U.
S. troops in the Colorado strike zone
throughout the winter.
Lancaster Starts Buy-a-Bale.
One hundred and sixty-nine men
signed pledges to buy as many bales
of cotto at Lancar Monday.
NVESTIGATE CONDITIONS Of
ALL OVER THE STATE
Report Made From Each County
Shows Number of Bales Can be
Stored in This State-Private
Warehouses Are Included in the
In 25 countie in the State. Pxclu
sive of cotton mills, 481,000 bales of
cotton can be cared for in warehouses
at the present time, according to re
ports from special sources and coun
ty chairmen 'of the South Caroalina
division of the Southern Cotton con
gress. This compilation was made
yesterday by E. J. Watson, president
of the Southern Cotton congress, and
Wade Stackhouse, president of the
South Carolina division, after a care
ful study of the reports received from
many of the counties. These figures
allow only 75,000 bales to be cared
for in Charleston, but it is said that
with special effort in Charleston a to
tal of about 90,000 bales might- be
cared for. -
The warehouse facilities in South
Carolina from the counties that have
been heard from are given below in
capacity, 6.000 bales; charge, . 25
cents per month; insurance, 15 cents
per hundred: two sources of water.
Two cotton mills can store 7,000
bales; total storage capacity, 13,-000
Aiken-In Standard warehouses 7,
000 bales can be stored; average rate
30 cents per month for storage and
insurance. Augusta, Ga., can take
10,000 more bales from Aiken at
about same rate. Warehouses,
Farmers' Storage and Fertilizer com
paLy at Aiken; North Augusta Ware
house company, North Augusta;
Graniteville Manufacturing company,
Graniteville; Langley Manufacturing
company, Langley. Total storage
capacity, 17,000 bales.
Bamberg-Only one warehouse in
county owned by Bamberg cott'rn
mill; capacity, 2,000 bales. Imme
diate construction of- warehuse at
Denmark contemplated. Total ca
pacity of county, 2,000 bales.
Barnwell-Farmers' union ware
house at Barnwell, capacity 1,500
bales; rate 25 cents per month. An
other warehouse can be made avail
able carrying 2,000 bales. Total ca
pacity for county 3,500 bales.
Berkeley-No warehouse facilities
Calhoun-Two warehouses at St.
Matthews; capacity, 2,500 'bales;
prospective capacity, 5,000 bales.
Charleston-Present e a -p a ei t y
about 75,000 bales at average rate of
25 cents per month per bale. Fol
lowing warehouses available: South
Carolina Warehouse corporation;
Southeastern Warehouse company;
Charleston Terminal company; W. C.
McMurphy company; Southern Rail
way company; West Shore Terminal
company; Planters' Fertilizer and
Phosphate company; Ettawan Fertili
zer company and the Wulbern Ferti
lizer company. Total present avail.
able capacity, 75,000 bales.
house company at Chesterfield has
capacity to hold about 8,000 or 10,
000 bales double decked and J. A.
Watson of Cheraw owns a ware house
for private use. Total available for
county. 10,0000 bales.
Chester-Warehouse facilities for
Chester-Warehouse facilities for
15,000 bales, one half of the crop
produced in the county.
Clarendon--Warehouse facilities at
Manning; City of Manning Cotton
warehouse, with capacity of about 2,
000 bales. By using tobacco ware
houses Manning 'can take care of 10.
000 bales. Summerton warehouse at
Summerton can care for 2,000 bales.
Storage charges, 25 cents per month:
insurance rate $1.75 per hundred.
Total for county, 12,000 bales.
Colleton-No storage warehouses
in county. Outlook is that one will
be constructed in next 20 days. Cot
ton mill at Walterboro can be used in
8,000 bales;'-rate, 25 cents.
Dillion-Dillion Storage company,
2,500 bales: Dillion Tobacco ware
house, 1,500 bales; Palmetto tobacco
warhouse, 1,500 bales; Dillion cot
ton mills, 5,000 bales; Litle Rock,
2,000 bales; two tobacco warehouses
at Latta, 2,000 bales; two tobacco
warehouses at Page's Mill, 2,000
bales; Hamer, 1,000 bales. Total
for county, 17,5 00 bales.
Dorchester-No warehouse facili
ties whatever. Nearest warehouses
Edgefield-Total warehouse facili
ties in county7,000 bales.
Fairfield-Bank of Fairfield Ware
houses 1,000 bales; Winnsboro Bank
warehouse 2,000 bales; A. B. Cath
cart 900 bales; T. G. Patrick at White
Oak and W. M! 'Patrick at Woodward
ha've private warehouses5--espacity
not reported. Total for county about
Florence-Total for county about
Greenwood-Total warehouse ca
pacity 40,000 bales: storage rate 20
ents per bale in lots of 1 00 bales
and 15 cents per bale in lots over 100
bales or ten cents per bale the first
month to cover labor cost. Insurance
rate covered in above. Total for
ounty 40,000 bales. Greenwood
and Ninety-Six have five textile ware
houses, and there is one other textile
warehouse In the county.
house Co., Greenville: Fountain Inn
Warehouse Co.. Fountain Inn: Simp
sonville Warehouse Co.. Simpsonville
E. G. Mallard Warehouse Co., Green
ille, are the only public warehouses.
Capacity niot reported. Greenville
has numerous textile warehiouses.
Total capacity unknown.
Hampton-Warehouse at Brunsoni
2.000 bales, also brick oiP mill build
i at Brunson aniIeble for rtor-age
purposes, 2,000 haies Oni ware
hues at Estill with capacity not re
ported. Total capacity for county
about 6,000 bales.
K.ershaw-Camden warolDouse a't
Camden 2,000 bales: H. G. Carrison.
Sr., Camden, 1,000 bales. County
has also extil warehous 's Total
Independent capacity 3,000 bales.
Laurens-Gray Court warehouse at
Gray Court; Laurens Bonded ware
2ouse, Laurens; Clinton warehouse at
Clinton Total warehouse capacity
of county 10,000 bales; rate of in
surance at Laurens one-half of one
per cent; storage rate 20 cents first
month; if over three months, 15
Lancaster-Warehouses at Lancas
ter 6,500 bales; warehouses at Ker
shay 1,500 bales. Warehouses at
Heath Springs 1,000 bales. Total in
dependent capacity 9,000 bales; in
surance rate 40 cents. With use of
textile warehouses total capacity of
county is probably 15,000 bales.
Lee-No warehouses in county.
Preparing to house cotton in emer
gency warehouse system at lowest
Co.. Batesburg; Leesville Warehouse
Co., Leesville; Lexington Warehouse
Co., Lexington. Capacity 3f these
warehouses not reported but probab
ly about 7,000 or 8,000 bales.
Marion - Insurance rate varies
from 30 cents to $2.25. Storage
charges 25 cents per bale per month.
Total warehouse capacity of county
Marlboso--Warehouse at Bennetts
ville with sprinkler system 3,000
bales. Available buildings in Ben
nettsville can safely start 7,000 bales.
Marlboro Cotton congress committee
estimates county can care for 35,,000
Newberry mills, 7,000 bales;Whit
inire mills at Whitmire, 4,000 bales.
Total for county including textile
warehouses 24,800 bales.
Oconee-S. W. Dixson's brick ware
house at Weatminister, 1,200 bales;
J. S. Carter at Westminister. con
creet warehouse, 3,500 bales; ()conee
mills, Westministes, 3,000 bales;
Richland-Union Warehouse company,
3,000 bales; Strother. & Phinney's
brick warehouse, West Union. 2,600
bales; Monaghan cotton mills, Wal
halla, 2,500 bales; Neville Bros.,
wood warehouse, West Union, 2,000
bales; Gignilliast & Strother's brick
warehouse at Senaca, 12,000 bales;
Courtenay Mfg. Co., Newberry, 6,000
bales; Monaghan mills at Seneca, 2,1
000 bales. Total for county inclund
ing textile warehouses 27,8000 bales.
company, Orangeburg, 5,000 bales;
R. E. Wannamaker (private) 5,000
bales. otal for county 5,500 bales.
Pickens-Only warehouses in coun
ty are those of the textile plants.
Richland-Twenty cents par month
for. 100 bales; 15 cents per month
over 100 bales; 10 cents per bale the
first month to cover labor cost.
Above rate covers storage and insur
ance. Standard Warehouse, Colum
bia; G. A. Guignard's warehouse, Col
umbia; Massasoit, Columbia; Colum
bia Cotton compress, Columbia. * To
tal storage capacity 100,000 bales or
125,000 bales if compressed. The
Columbia Compress company- can
take care of 10,000 bales under
sprinkler system with a total of 15,
000 bales. Total emergency capaci
ty of Richland, 125,000 bales.
Saluda-Farmers' warehouse at
Saluda; Baluda warehouse at Saluda
and Ridge Spring warehouse at Ridge
Spring. Total capacity not reported,
but possibly about 5,000 bales. Stor
age and Insurance 30 cents per bale
Sumter-Warehouse capacity ar
ranged for with storage rate of 25
cents per bale per month, including
insurance, 15,000 bales..
Union--Union warehouse at Car
lisle, 1,000 bales; Wallace mills at
Jonesville, 500 bales. Other textile
warehouses available in case of emer
York-Latta Bros., Yorkville, 2,
500 bales; W.I R. Carroll, Yorkville,
800 bales; B. M. Moore, Yorkville, 1,
500 bales; Patrick Bros, and Smith.
Bowling Green, 300 .bales; Mills &
Young company, Fort MIll, 1,000
bales; cotton mill at Fort Mill, 3,000
to 4,000 bales; John T. Roddey;
Rock Hill, 5,000 bales; Fewell ware
house, Rock Hill, 3,700 bales; T. L.
Johnson, 300 bales. All textile
plants in county are equipped with
warehouse facilities. Total inde
pendent storage capacity 15,100 bales
In Spartanburg county there are
extensive textile ~warehouses. The
total textile warehouse capacity of
the State is estimated for the It14
mill corporations to be 300,000 bales.
In the above statement Charleston is
put down for a total of 75,000 bales.
whereas assurances have already
been given from Charleston that in
an, e'mergency by conversion of stor
age room into temporary warehouses
for cotton a total of 200,0000 bales
can be cared for. A rough estimate
based largely on the data gathered
above and including these last esti
mates would indicate that under pre
had several serious miniature wars of
sent actual conditions between 700,
000 and 800,000 bales of cotton
could be properly stored and cared
for in the State of South Carolina.
Believes Trade Routes Safe.
The British government has in
Iformed the nited States that she has
given orders to merchantmen to dis
arm as she considers the trans-At
lantic trade routes safe.
Left Wounded on Field.
At the battles around Lemberg
thirty-five thousand wounded of both
armies were left on the field because
neither side would ask for an armis
Perishes When Jail Burns.
A negro by the name of White,
iailed in Anterson. perished Sunday
night in a fire which destroyed the
fail. He is thought to have fired the
French Look for Shirkers.
The French war minister has sent
a circular to all cities commanding a
vigorous search for those who are
dodging military duties.
IDarlington Lad Drowns.
Unable to swim out of the water
which he had ventured Archie Mo
zingo, of Darlington, was drowned
Tuesday at Sumter.
.Japane-e War Fund.
The Jananese government will ask
for $28,000.000 for a war fund and
$5,000,000) additional to build de
Ready for War Risks.
The marine War Rink Insurance
bureau of the national rovernment
pened for opertion Friday.
KUST REDUCE ACREAGE!
HIS IS AS IMPORTANT AS HOLD
ING COTTON NOW.
The Legislature of Texas Now in
Special Session Is Espected to Lead
the Way for Entire South.
Co-operation among the farmers in
reducing the cotton acreage in 1915
was Saturday described by Commis
sioner E. J. Watson, of the State de
partment of argiculture, as equal in
importance with the effort to provide
menans of holding the crop of 1914
from the market.
The situation the cotton producers
are now facing, as a result of the
failure of the market throught the
European war, was described as yet
grave though indications of a suc
cessful termination of the efforts to
save the crop are more promising.
The announcement from Washing
ton to the plans for the immediate
esitablishment of the reserve banking
system was the chief cause for opti
mism yesterday. With this system it
operation by October 1, leader in thi
proposed system is described as ti'
solution of the problem of saving Lhe
Asked of the possibility of the pro
posed law restricting the cotton ac
reage in 1915 being declared uncon
stitutional by supreme courts of thL
and other States, leaders in the effori
to save the cotton crop told -that, in
this event, their energies must be di
rected toward securing complete co
operation among the farmers. The
planting of five acres in cotton In this
State to the mules has been suggest
Commissioner Watson maintained
yesterday his contention that a law
restricting in 1915 the cotton-acreage
of this state would be constitutional.
He bases his belief, he stated, upon.
opinions of the state supreme court
and certain laws of this state, which
he is having complied to forward
Monday to Governor Colquit, of Tex
as. The Commissioner believes that
such a law would be constitutional ivr
Texas. He pointed out that Gover
nor Colquit had not investigated this.
matter, but expressed only his per
sonal opinion in his telegram Friday
to the commissioner.
With the harvesting of the cotton
crop now well under way, the situa
tion, for which no solution has yet
been found, is becoming more grave.
The leaders throughout the cotton
belt tell that only quick action will
have the effect toward which their
efforts during the past sir Weeks have
been dirscted. Already this uncer
tainty has resulted in hundreds o
bales of.cotton being placed upon the
market at ruinous prices. Governor.
Colquitt, of Texas, says this' uncer
tainty is causing "a great and need
less sacrifice of cotton by the -farm
As the situation appears at present
those well informed tell that the hop(
for relief of the farmers must now
come pricipally through a federa'
warehouse measure, which will Issue
upon stored coton receipts that wil'
be accepted as gilt-edge negotiable
security by the banks. Baphkeri
throughout the cotton belt generall3
have expressed a willingness to ac
cept these receipts as collateral for
loans, though- they do not state upor
what basis the cotton will be valuied
nor what percentage of value the
loans will be made. To some tht
valuization of cotton seems advisa
ble, while others declare that such ac
tion would be impracticable.
Toward Texas the states of thf
cotton belt now appear look for
leadership in the' enactment of state
cotton warehouse laws intended' tc
bring relief in the emergency. While
a strong fight upon certain feature:
of thie proposed warehouse measure
is being made by the Texas Legis
lature, In special session, it appear:
that favorable action will soon be tat
en. Around the provision of the stat,
ownership of the warehouses is be
ing centered the strongest oppositlor
by anti-administration members
whose principal - contention is tha
politics will enter into the operation
Proponents of the state ownershil
provision point out that a receipt is
sued for stored cotton by a warehous
of small capital in a remote towr
would not be regarded as security a'
good as if the state operated th*
A state law legalizing the establish
ment by the state of a cotton ware
house system is regarded as unneces
sary by Comin.issioner Watson, whe
claims that the federal warehouse lay
will sufficiently meet the needs ir
this regard. The federal law, whicl
the commissioner says will become
operative withing a short time. wil
make a farmer's barn a warehous'
when a license is secured.
Texas bankers appearing before th
committee considering this bill wel'
that they would prefer state owner
ship of the warehouses. "The ques
tion of the responsibility. "The ques
tion asking the loan would also en
ter," regardless of the own'ership o
the warehouse, a banker told the
The question of individual respon
sibility in asking loans on warehouse
receipts should not be considered,i
was pointed out. The principal i'
that a receipt held by a poor farmet
should be as one held by a million
aire, the chairman of the Texas com
mittee declared. Neither should the
capitialization of the warehouse bt
considered. in view of the bill's pro
visiones, he said. In arguing foi
State ownership, the chairman told
that these considerationes made iP
imperative to a satisfactory system
Direct financial assistance to the
farmers by the federal government
has been declared impossible by those
regarded as well advised of the gov
ernment's powers. Principal assist
ane from this source is expecte?
through the provisions of the Aldrich
Vreeland currency measure and the
organization of National Currency as
sociations in the several States under
Thes currency associations havt
been formed in several of the cottor
producing States, and the movement
South of the emergency currency has
begun. Estimates described as low
place at $100.000.000 the amount of
emergency currcncy that can be se
cured by the national banks of the
otton producing States under the
About $30.000.000~ of currency fo?
rop moving purposes have been al
lotted for loans to national banks of
the South during the past six weeks
in acora with the poilcv of Sec
IMERANS FALL BACK
'ARIS REPORTS ENEMY'S RE
IMPERIAL GUARD SLAIN
'reach Commander Reports Remark.
able Success of British Arms.
Emperor's Imperial Guards Com
manded by Crown Prince Asked to
Surrender and Is Annihilataed
Apart from the announcement that
.he German forces have fallen back
before offensive tactics of the Allies
m the line from Nanteuil-Le-Hau
louin to Verd'un, the most interest
ng report contained in a dispatch to
'he London Evening News from Bou
'ogne in which the French comman
ler, General Pau, is given as authori
ty for the statement that the Allies
have won a victory at Precy-Sur-Oise
in which the Imperial Guard, under
the' Crown Prince of Germany, is al
teged to have been annihiliated by a
The Evening News Dispatch says:
"A telegram has been received an
'louncing a victory by the allied fore
3s under Field Marshal Sir John
French, commanding the British, and
Gen d,Ammade at Precy-Sur-Oiz,
about twenty-five miles north of Paris
"The allies were drawn across the
aorthern line with the -centre at
Precy. The English.troops were on
the left -and the French on the right.
the former had in front of them the
Imperial Guard under Crown Prince
"On -both wings, it is reported.the
allies were successful. The German
left was held by the French and re
tired to the north.
"The Imperial Guard, who were or
dered to surrender, were annihilated
by the British. It .is reported that
the Crown Print was in their,
The British oMftal bureep has re
eeived no confirmation -of this mes
The British official bureau says
that the plans of French Commander
in-Chief, General Joffre, are .eing -
carried out steadily and that the Al
lies have succeeded in forcing back
In 'iotheastern direction the -German
forces opposed to them.
Paris officially reports that the Al
Ies have advanced their left -.wing
without energetic opposition by the
'4ermans and that several engage
-nents on the Ourcq Rives have fa
iored the French-British.
The following official communica
ion was issued at Paris Monday
"First. The allies have advanced
their left wing without energetic op
Josition from the enemy. -
"Second. The situation 'is un
3hangedon our centre In the region
of Verdun, our forces alternately ad
,ranclng and retiring. There have.
been some partial successes on our
right'in the Vosges.
"Third. The advancing troops and
allies defending tParis have had sev
eral combats on the Ourcq. River,
with the results in favor of .the
A general action is proceeding to
the East of Paris from Nanteuil-Le
laudonin to Verdan according to an
>ffietal communication given .out
Monday afternoon. The text is as
"A general action has started on
the line through Nanteuil-Le- Han
ouin and Virty- Le-Franclos and ex
tending to Verdun.
"Thanks to the vigorous action of
,ur troops, strongly supported by the
British, the Germans started retiring.
"The Germans had advanced Satura
lay and Sunday into the region be
.ween Coulommeirs and La Forte
"In the Austro-Russian theater of
)perations, 12 divisions of the Aus
rian army in the vicinity of Lemberg,
ialicia, has been completely destroy
An earlier official statement given
>ut in Paris today said that a gen
eral action had started on the line
'rom Nanteuil-Le-Hardouin to Ver
Ian, a distance of 120 miles. It was
hen said, thanks to the vigorous
action of the French troops, sup
sorted by the British, the Germans
iad started retiring. Unofficial ad
rIces from Berlin also have indicated
thiat a battie of tremendous impor
:ance was being fought in the tor
The following official announce
nent was given out at Petrogad Mon
"The Austrian army corps between
the River Vistula and the River Bug
are retreating with enormous losses.
"The resistance of the enemy has
"There are evidences of the possi
bility of a famine in Austria."
retary MicAdoo, of the treasury de
2artment. All of this currency has
aot been forwarded, however. Of the,
the $450,000 allotted three Columbia
national banks, only about $275,000
ins been received, according to re
-orts from these banks.
In several States of the cotton belt,
oarticularly in Georgia, the "buy a
ale" movement is receiveing strong
upport and in numerous instances it
s reported that business men have
ourchased a single bale for storage
purposes. The principal advantage
2f this movement is to create a de
manid for cotton and at the same time
>ccasion no financial strain upon any
>rganization, it is pointed out.
Citizens of. this State have approv
ed this movement and urged similar
iction by the South Carolina business
ren "who have some money." Comn
nlissioner Watson. who has through
'is position at the head of the State
epartment of agriculture assumed
he leadership in the effort in this
state to handle the cotton situation,
ooks with favor upon this plan.
Mine Endangering 600.
The Wilson Passenger liner Runo,,
with 600 passengers on board, struck
a mine in the North Sea and was sunk
sunday afternoon. All of the crew
and passengers except about 20 Rus
ian refugees, were saved. The Ru
o sailed from Hull for Orchangle.
Reinforcements for Germans.
It is announced at London that
60.000 troops are hurrying to the aid
,f thenGrmans in France.