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HOUSE DEMOCRATS OFFER
COMPROMISE9 FOR SKIP
v ? . ?
Will Prest Senate Measure Even
to Point of Calling an Extra
(By Associated Prosa.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. ll.-A com
promise proposal designed to ex
tricate the administration ship pur
chase bill, from the, deadlock that has
blocked its passage In the senate, and
to avert an extra session was put for
ward tonight by bou??e Democrats
through Representative Kitchin of
North Carolina, chosen majority lead
er of the next house.
The new plan, which proposes the
passage of the shipping bill as a tem
porary emergency measure, was de
veloped at conferences on the house
side of the capitol while the senate
marked time with both -opponents and
supporters of the -measure sparring
for advantage. Au adjustment of the
senate tonight advanced the plans of
the Democratic leaders to force a
. cloture rule that would end the deter
Senator Gore's Bill.
AB announced by Representative
Kitchin, the compromise contemplates
'.aBsag? through the house nevxt week
of the till suggested by Senator Gore
vlth an amendment that would ter
minute the government's activities in
the shipping business two years after
the close of the European war. De
pite President Wilson's announced de
termination to stand by the senate bill
In its present form, Representative
Kitchin said, house leaders, anxious to
avoid an extra session, proposed to
put this measure before the senate,
and give the president an opportunity
to accept lt in tho event of the failure
of the pending bill.
The desire of both Republicans
and Democrats to avoid an extra ses
sion, RcnreBentatlve Kitchin thought
plan sufflffldent support to get it
through before March 4.
.. President ' "Will Presa. Bill?.
Representative Kitchin, Majority,
Leader Underwood, ' Representative
Adamson and other house leaders af
tenicbnferrinB ! with 'President Wilson
at 'the White House, today, returned
to the-capitol with the assurance that
tho president was still determined to
presa the ship purchase bill even to
the point of calling an extra session
House leaders told thc president that
they believed that an extra session
would prove futile because "the ship
bill would fall 'o get a majority in
the next house.
In tho ScssL?.
To the bennie, th? day again vas
devoted to speeches'and to informal
conferences after numerous notices
had, been given of a cloture, rule to !
limit debates. Senator Lea, of Ten
nessee, late in the day, gave notice
of an amendment to the rules to pro
vide tor fixing a time for a vote ou
- any. pending bill, whenever the sen
ate should BUBtaln a declaration that
obstructive tactics were being em
ployed. Senator Norris, who gave no
tice several days ago of a rule to limit
debate on a bill to three hours for
each senator, had his amendment re
ferred to the committee on rules
which will meet tomorrow. An ef
fort to pass some cloture' rule will be
Ship's Bill Opponents Helpless.
Democratic leaders expected that a
motion would bo made to take up the
postoffice appropriation bill today,
but, in view of the cloture rulo ef
forts and the fact that senate and
house leaders were^fconferring on a
plan to devise a. ?*** 'Shop purchase
bill. Senators Norris and Kenyon,
who yesterday deserted the adminis
tration forces, refused to vote tor any j
motion except one to adjourn. This)
?ott opponents of ?the-ship bill help
less maa they wojewnxarcen to mark j
Senate Taken Recess.
Senator Lodge spoke. most of the I
afternoon, followed by Senator New
lands and Senator .Billingham. At 6
o'clock Senator Dlllingham yielded
to Senator O'Gorman, who moved that j
the senate take a recess until tomor
row. Senator Lea;waa on his feet all
the time and gained recognition to j
give notice of his ?cloture rule.
Senator O'Gorman renewed hts mo- |
ilea and Majority Leader Keru mov
ed that the senate adjourn. This
waa carried. 49 ty 40. Five progres
sive Republican senators. Cummins,
Or?.T?or3, L-aFoUette. Norris and
Kenyon, voted to adjourn. Ail the in
surgent Democrat*? except Senator
Vardaman voted against the motion.
The issue clearly waa on the cloture
movement, for if the senate had re
cessed no cloture .mle could be in or
Negro Denies Murder
of Boston Sportsman
BFJSTOL, Va.-Tehn., Veb. lt -
Clyde Stover, tho negro arrested yes
terday at ?lizabcthton. Tenn., charg
ed with the murder Of Alonzo Gardner
in Florida, stated .tonight that he left
the Gardner brothers on the St Johns
river in Florida,- and that they wert
iboth allvejand well. He stoutly de
nied the morder lot Atonto Gardner.
He refiled to e?ipl??b" why he piloted
the yacht baca; andTdfsappfcared from
Florida, but said .he was innocent
ot any crime. Tho officers arrested
Spot and Fu
Also Cotton Exchanges Whose Q
Commercial Differences E
on Future C
(By Associated Pre?.)
WASHINGTON, Fet>., ll.-Spot and
future cotton * markets and the ten
spot exchanges whose quotations may
be used in fixing commercial dif
ferences between gm des delivered on
future contracts were designated by
the department of agriculture today
in rules for the operation of the new
New York and New Orleans were
named as thc future exchanges, and
the spot markets to adjust differences
are Augusta, Ga., Boston, Dallas, Fall
River, Houston. Little Rock Memphis,
Montgomery Norfolk and Savannah.
Other spot markets- are Charleston,
Galveston and Mobile.
The rules of the department de
fine many of the terms employed in
the new law, outlining proceedure to
be followed in the event of a dispute
over dealings. Directions are given
for filing answers to complaints and
details are stated for the service of
papers and findings.
UNTIES THE TIE
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
ment allowing voters In the country
to enroll on written application and
not have to sign the roll In person.
Senator Padgett said the personal en
rollment was the very heart of the
rules of the party and adopting of the
Laney amendment would cut the very
essence out of the safeguards of the
primary. He made a \?lgorou.j attack
on the proposed amendment Senator
Sinkler said the putting in of this
amendment would be a "geteway to
fraud." Senator Christensen strong
ly defended the persoral enrollment.
An attack on the personal enrollment
required of voter?; in the country
was made by Senators Goodwin of
Laurens, Wightman of Saluda. Sena
tor Nicholson In charge of the bill de
manded those who v/re attacking the
personal enrollment of voters and in
an emphatic manner excoriated the
arguments which were attempted
against personal enrollment.
Senator D. B. Johnson of Green
wood opposed personal enrollment.
UNITED STATES SENDS i
WARNING TO GREAT BRITIAN
v ARB GERMANY
(CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE)
in the circumstances to request the
imperial German government to co in
sider, before action is taken, the crit
ic 1 situation in respect to the rela
tion between this country and Ger
many which might arise were tho
German naval forces, In.carrying out
the policy foreshadowed in the ad
miralty's proclamation to destroy any
merchant vessel of the TTntSul States
or cause the death of American citi
Only Right to Visit and Search. .
"'It is of course not necessary to
remind the German government that
the sole right of a belligerent in deal
ing with neutral vessels on the high
seas la limited to visit and search, un
less, a blockade is proclaimed and ef
fectively maintained, which this gov
ernment does not understand to bo
proposed in this case. To declare or
exercise a right to attack and destroy
any vessel entering a area of tho high
sea* without first certainly determin
ing its belligerent nationality and the
contraband character of its cargo
would be an act so unprecedented In
naval warfare that this government
is reluctant to believe that the im
perial government of Germany in thu)
case contemplates if as possible. The
suspicion that enemy ships are using
neutral flags Improperly can create no
Just presumption that all ships tra
versing a prescribed area are subject
to the same suspicion. It is to de
termine exactly euch questions that
thia government understand tho right
of Mislt and search to have been rec
' Sot Open to Criticism.
" This KovernmenU_Jau8 carefully
n?i?a ino ?_i>"?i????Gry sistement is
sued by the Imperial German govern
ment at the same time with the pro
clamation of the German admiralty
and takes thia occasion to remind thc
Imperial German government very^re
spectfully that the government of the
United States is opea to none of tho
criticisms for unneutral action to
which the German government be
lieve the governments of certain oth
er neutral nations have laid them
selves open; that the government nf
ute United Stages has not consented
to or acquiesced in any measures
which may have been taken by the
other belligerent nations lu the. pres
ent war Vuich operate to restrain neu
tral t: sae, nut has o_ ? _s. contrary,
taken in all such matters ? position
which warrants it in holding those
governments responsible in the prop
er way for any untoward effects on
American shipping which the accept
ed principios of international law do'
not Justify; and that lt, therefore, re
gards Itself as free in the present in
stance, to take with a clear conscience
and upon accepted, principles the po
sition indicated in this note.
Violation of Nee tra! Rights.
" 'tl the Commandern .of German
vessels of war should act upon the
presumption that the flag of the
United States was no" being used in
good faith and should destroy on the
high seas an Assortoaa vessel* or-the
lives of-American mUtens, it would
be difficult for the gawrnmeut of the
United States to view the act In any
Other light than aa aa Indefensible'
violation of neutral rights which it
would be -very, hard Indeed to recon
cile with the friendly relations now
so happily existing between the two
Weald Held Gormaajr, BesponsIWe.
uotat?ons May Be Used tn Fixing
.etween Grades Delivered
Specific directions are given tor thc
mbmlsslon of samples or hales of cot
ton or other exhibits and provision
iiado for their disposition.
Several sections of th* rules, which
have been forwarded to all the mar
kets, cover procedure for oral hear
ings and the consideration of costs
and methods for paying them.
Definitions to be employed by thc
department in determining untender
able kinds and conditions of cotton
were issued today by the office of
markets. They Include gin cut. re
ginned, repacked and false packed
cotton; cotton of perished, immature
and seven-eighths inch staple.
The announcement added that the
department had found it impossible to
establish standards of color largely
because of a lack of suitalle type
material. . For temporary use an
guides, however, boxes of type will
L . Issued for low middling blue ting
ed, low middling yellow tinged and
middling yellow stained.
should arise, the imperial German
government can ? readily appreciate
that tho government of the United
States would be constrained to hold
the imperial German government to a
strict accountability for such acts of
their naval authorities and to take
any steps it might be necessary lo
take to safeguard American lives and
property and to secure to American
citizens the full enjoyment of their
acknowledged rights on the blgh seas.
Expects Americana to be Protected.
" 'The government of 'the United
States, in view of these considerations,
which it urges with the greatest re
spect aird with the sincere purpose of
making sure that no misunderstand
ing may arise and no circumstance
may occur that might even cloud the
intercourse of the two governments,
expresses the confident hope and ex
pectation that the Imperial Germar,
government can and will give assur
ance that American citizens and their
vessels will not be molested by the
naval forces of Germany otherwise
than by visit and search, though their
vessels may be traversing the sea area
delimited in the proclamation ot thc
" 'It ls added for the information of
the imperial government that repre
sentations have been made to His
'Britannic Majesty's government In
respect to the unwarranted use of
the American flag for the protection
of British ship's.' "
Note to Great Britain.
"February 10, 1015. "
"The secretary of ?tate has instruct
ed Ambassador Page at London to
pr?sent to the British government a
aoto to the following effect:
. ? "pjje department bas been advised
of the declaration of the German ad
miralty on February 4 indicating that
the .British government had oh Jan
uary thirty-first explicitly authorized
the use of neutral flags on British
merchant vessels presumably for thc
purpc?e ?l avoiding recognition by
-Germon naval forces. The depart
ment's attention has also been direct
ed to reports' in the press that the
captain of the Lusitania, acting upon
orders or information received from
the British authorities raised tho
American flag as his vessel approach
ed th? British coasts in order to es
cape anticipated attacks by German
submarines. Today's press reports
also contain ah alleged officials state
ment of the foreign office - defending
the use ot the flag of a neutral coun
try by a belligerent vessel In order to
escape capture or attack by an enemy
Serious Consequences Slay Besult.
"'The occasional use of a flag of a
ports are, true, the government of the
United States, reserving for future
consideration the legality and pro
priety of the deceptive use of the flag
of a neutral power in any case for
the purpose of avoiding capture, de
sires very respectfully to point out
to Hil Britannic Majesty's government
the serious consequences which may
result to American vessels and Amer
ican citizens it this practice ls con
Mince of Flags Jeopardises Neutral
: ?iie occasional use of flag ot s
neutral or an enemy under the stress
of Immediate pursuit and to deceive
an aporoachtrg enemy, which appears
by the press reports to be represent
ed as ?be precedent and justification
used '.o support this action, seems to
thl -, government a very different thins
from an explicit sanction by a belli
gerent government for ita merchant
ships generally to fly the flag of a
neutral power within Certain portions
cf th? high ???s which ure presumed
to be frequented with hostile war
ships. The formal declaration of such
a policy of generar misuse ot a neu
tral's flag jeopardises the vessels ol
the neutre.! visiting those waters in a
pscu?ia'.- by raising the pre
sumption that they are of heiligerem
nationality regardless of her flag
which they tra/ carry.
Objects to lise of Stars aad Stripes.
Vin view of the announced puf
pose of the Gonnan admiralty to en*
gage in active navUl operations ia
certain delimited asa areas adjacent
.to ?ho coasts ot Great Britain and Ire
land, the government ot tne united
States weald view with anxious solici
tude any general 'iso of the flag of thc
United' States by British vessels tra
versing those waters. A policy suck
aa the one which Hts Majesty's gov
ernment ts said to Intend to- adopt
would, if the declaration of the Ger
tuen admiralty bo put in force, lt
seems clear, afford no protection tc
British vessels, while it would be t
?serious and constant menace to thc
Uv.--< and vessels bf American etti
" 'The government of the United
[ States, therefore .trusts that His Maj
1 etty's government will do all in theil
! power lo restrain vessels of Brit ist
I nationality -.cou. -?ile -deceptive tue ol
'"iajt of thc Lilted States in tin
Father and Son Readir
A German soldier who had" served
his time in the German army and
reserves and then became in the nat
ural course of events a member of
tho Landsturm, the organization for
elderly men, was colled on when the
demands of the war required every
man who could go to the hatti?-Held.
sea area defined in thc German dec
I laratlon. since euch practice would
greatly endanger tho vessels of a
friendly power navigating those wat
ers and would even seem to impose
upon the government of Great Brit
ain a measure of responsibility for
the loss of American lives and vessels
in case of an attack by a German
" "You will impress upon His Maj
esty's government the grave ct?r.cern
which this government feels In tho
circumstances in regard fb the safety
of Americen vessels and lives ia the
war zones declared by the German
"'You may add that this govern
ment ls making earnest. representa
tions to the German government lu
regard to the'd?ngar to American ves
sels and citizens if the declaration of
tho German*uddilralty is put' 1Uto ef
Declared to Be
NEW YORK Feb. ll.-Frederick
Mors, former employes of the Connan
Odd Fellows home at Yonkers, who
confessed to having caused tho deaths
ot eight aged inmates, and who was
declared to hn "mentally unwell" to
day by Bellevue Hospital alienists,
was taken later to White Plains and
locked up in the Westchester county
Jail. He is- charged with homicide.
Following the report on his mental
condition, Mors was taken to Yonkers
before Coroner Dunn and cxamlued
briefly. He reiterated bia statement,
that he killed eight inmates men
tioned in his confession.
NEW YORK. Feb. ll.-Melvin W.
Sheppard, probably the greatest mid
dle distance runner ever developed in
America and perhaps in the world, an
nounced his retirement from comp?
tition as the result of injuries sustain
ed in the New York Athletic Club
i games at Madison Square Garden ladt
IN FIVE MINUTES
NO SICK STOMACH,
"Pape'e Diapepsin" is the quick
est and surest Stomach
*. i ii
If what you just ate is souring on
your BtnmAch or Iles like a lump of
load, refusing to digest, or you belch
gas and eructate sour, undigested
food, or have a feeling of dizziness,
; heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste
In mouth and stomach headache, you
can surely get relief in five minutes.
Ask your pharmacist to show you
the formula, plainly primed on ?U?*?
: fifty-cent cases of tape's Diapepsin,
then you will understand Why dys.
peptic troubles of all kinds must go,
and why lt relieves sonr, out-of-order
' stomachs or Indigestion in five tnin
' utes. "Pepe's Dla pepsin", is hann
' less; tastes Uko candy, though .each
' i dose will digest and prepare for nc.
1 slmllatlon into the blood'all the food
. you cat; besides, it makes you go to
1 the table with a healthy app?tit?;
' but what will please you most, is
? that you will feel that your stomach
and Intontines are clean and fresh.
; and you will not need to resort to tax
. atives or>llver pills for biliousness or
> This city y will have many "Pape-'e
' Dlapepsfn" cranks, as some people
> will call them, but you will be en*"
. thuslaatio about this splendid stom
ach preparation, too, if you eyer take
I it for Indigestion, gases, heartburn,
- sourness, dyspepsia, or. any. stomach
i Get rome now, tJUs mlnnte, and rfd
' voursetf of stomach misery and indi*
H?B son had not oven gone into the
anny because he was too young, but
he, foo, was called to the war.
Tho two were thrown Into the same
battle line and were able to Bee cac**
other. This photograph shows the
son reading a letter tho father had
just received from home. The father
took lt to bim.
Five Year Sentence
(By A?aoriitlod Pica?.}
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. ll.-C. H,
Raine, president of the Mercantile
Rank, of Memphis, Tenn., when that
Institution failed las.t_ year, today bo
gan a five-year term in the federal
prison hore. Sentence waB passed in
the United States court at Memphis
Wednesday after Raine had pleaded
guilty to charges of misuse of the
mails. The failure of tho Mercantile
BtfnlJ, a State Institution, Involved
more than $1,000,000.
. CHARLESTON. S. C.. Feb. IL-So
creta ry of Labor Wilson tonight toll
the South Carolina Development aa*
Settlement Conference here of tho ef
fort his apartment is making to brim
(?.?ether "the jobless man and thi
manlcBs job, thc landless man and tin
manlesn land." The organization o
sones for getting employment for per
sons who want work was explained
The sessions ot the conference con
tlnuo through tomorrow. J
To Buy a Farm.
1 o Buy pity Pro]
To Buy Anythinj
To Rent Your Ht
To Rent Your R<
To Obtain Boarc
Have You Founc
In fact, if ti
i nu amii
Twenty-five words or less, One Tl
81s Times 81.00.
?ll advertisement over twenty-flv.
word. Rates un 1,000 ward* to
No advertisement taken for less I
If your name appears In the tele
your want ad to S21 and a bill will
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WANTED-To correspond, confi
dentially, with anyone deslrlous of
becoming permanently cured of the
morphine or whiskey habit. Tho
KEELEY INSTITUTE, COLUM
BIA. S. C. Box 75.
WANTED-Colored boy to work on
farm, must have farm experience.
Apply Columbia Tailoring Co.
WANTED-To sell cotton seed hulls
and meal. Prices right. B. N.
Wyatt, the $5 Coal Man. Phone
WANTED-The privilege to cure
tobacco users at home. $5.00 buys
the cure. Information lt desired.
THE KEELEY INSTITUTE, CO
LUMBIA, S. C., Box 76.
FOB SALE-Barred Plymouth Rocks,
Altoona layers from record yards of
250 to 272 eggs the year, 18 Kar
rette, quickest growers, largest
chickens. Eggs from Altoona lay
ers $2 for 15. Eggs from 18 Kar
rett yard $1.50 for 16. Pulletts
$1.00 each, fine cockerels $1.60 to
$2.00 each. J. C. Stribbling, Pendle
ton, S. C.-2-5-6tp.
FOR BENT-5 room boneo on Wesi
Market street. J. 8. Fowler.--2-ll-6t
Male or Fem
perty. A Situation.
EC. Tb Sell Youl
riything. To Sell Youl
Duse. To Sell Any1
Doms. To Exchangi
lers. To Be Know
I Anything. Have You L
here's anything under the
ant, try the intelligent wa1
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. words prorat? for etch additional
he UH ed In a month made on appU
thsn SS cents, cash In ?drano*.
phone directory yon caa telephone
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WE BUT PEAS and nay the casa.
Fnrmaa Smiui-Seedmaa. Pfcoae
Repainting Automobiles, Carriages
and Buggies, with high grade lead for
first coats, well mixed colors next,
und finished with superior varnishes.
Will render service to* please.
PAUL E. STEPHENS.
SMITHS LAYING MASH will it prop
erly used make your hen lay. One
regular user baa made thia objec
tion to our raaah-"Want to set a
few hens now but cant make them
quit laying." Purman Smith, Seeds
man, Phone 464.
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DO YOU WEAR Rosenberg's Clothes,
or just clothes? Spring styles have
arrived. Rosenberg, Tailor and
Cleaner. Phono 414.-1-28-tf.
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Dr. C. Mack Sanders
Associated with Dr. J. Levis Sanders,
Office 304-6-6 Bleckley Building. .
Offlco Phone 429. Residence Phone 149
DR. J. E. WATSON
I Offlco In Ligen & Ledbetter Building.
North Main Street.
Office Phone 210.
Resldenco Phone 886.
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