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HALF BILLION URGED
Navy League would have United
States Expend Hait Billion Dollars
New York, .May 13.-A resolution
petitioning the president to call an ex
tra session of congress to authorize
congress to issue a half billion dol
lars, the sum needed, to provide this
country with adequate means of naval
defense, was adopted yesterday by
the Navy League of the United States
through its executive committee. The:
Navy League is the oldest of the na
tional defense organizations. It numn1
bers among its directors and oilcers
Dr. Lyman Abbott, J1. P. Morgan,
Theodore Roosevelt, Cardinal Gibbons,
Elihue Root and many other influen
The resolution was adopted at a
session at which members of the exe
cutive committee consulted by long
distance telephone and telegraph and
called int consultation many of the
.oflcers of the league who could not
be present. The resolution is as fol
"In view of the crisis in our foreign
relations, we, as reprcsentatives of the
Navy League of the United States, ex
press our emphatic belief that con
gress should be assembled immediate
ly and that measures should be taken
at once to strengthen our national d
fense. Our most pacifle country
should, because of its supreme love of
peace, possess preponderant naval
strength and adequate military
strength. A large bond issue of, if
necessary, $300,000,000 should be an
thorized at once. These bonds would
be, rapidly absorbed by the American
people for such a purpose. 'quip
ed with a mighty fleet American life
and American rights would be scrup
ulously respected by all belligerents.
In such case there would be -no
thought of our entering into war.
Gen. Horace M. Porter,
Robert M. Thompson,
Chairman Executive Committee.
Charles A. Fowler,
John11 C. O'Laughlin,
Frank J. Symes."
Camp W. D. Simpson, S. C. V.
alled to meet on Friday, the 21st inst
at 3 o'clock, P. M. at the oflice of Simp
son, Cooper & Babb, for the purpose of
electing delegates to the reunion to be
held at Richmond on June 1st, 2nd
and :,rd, and the payment of annual
dues of fifty cents for each member.
A full meeting is earnestly requested.
-1. Y. Simpson,
W. ). Ferguson,
OFFERS WINTi1011P SCHOLARSHIP
Dauglhters of the Confederacy OfYers
Seholarship Valued at $162.
Piedmiont District, S. C. Division,
United Daughters of the ConfederAIcy,
Mi's. .J. L. McWhlirter, vice prIesidlent
in charge, offer's a scholarship) at Win.
thrlop) College worth $162.00, covering
board and tuition.
Applicants arle required to be 16
yr-ai's of age, lineal dlescenldents of
'Ccnfeder'ate veterans of hlonorable
r'ecord( iunabel to pay for an educa
tion, able to entei' freshman class at
Winthr Iol and1( must be endlor'sed by the
priden1( t of a elhapter' of U. D. C. in
tils di1stiict. Tis offer' holds good in
the~ counties of Oconce, icken~is,
Greenville, Spar'tanburg, Union, New
berry, Laur'eins, Anider'son, Abbeville
Before JIune 16, 1915 .appllications
must be in tihe hlands of Mr's. J. Isaac
Copeland, memlber Committee Oil Edu
cation, Clinton, S. C.
I Suffered for Several Years
Peruna Restored My Health
M r s,. Elizabeth
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Twelf th St., N. W.,
Washington, D. C.,
writes: ''I am
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did medicine for
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achl trouble, from
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at the end1 of that
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Over Ten Years Ago.
"I would not he without Peruna.
Although it was over ten years ago
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recommending it to my neighbors
.vhenover a chance occurs,?
' IN GREENWOOD
Old Negro Wliled in his Home Situnat
ed In Md-st of Thick>y Populated
White Residence Section.
Greenwood, May 18.-.ioe Townsend,
a respected and widely known negro,
aged about 60, died early this morningl
from (ie effects of pistol and knife
wounds inflicted some time between
12 and 3 o'clock in his little home
near Bailey Circle, in one of the most
tinctkly setletid reidence districts of
Greenwood. According to a dying
statement by the negro to Dr. J.
Iarper before he expired at the
Greenwood Hospital the foul murder
was committed by two white men,
"who wore derby hats and white
shirts and one of them had a little
A short time after Joe was taken
to the hospital, at 3 o'clock this
morning, Dr. Harper, who had been
called earlier by Mr. S. 11. McGhee,
the first person who discovered that
Joe had been attacked, told tle ic
gro that lie had no chance to live
and asked him if lie cared to make a
statement or to leave a message.
Townsend, Dr. Harper stated at
the inquest this morning, said that
sonic time after midnight, lie was
aroused by some one at his window
who asked "ls Sam in there?" 'Joe
replied that lie did not know who
was meant by Sam and then three
.siots from a 32 calibre pistol were
fired In rapid succession, two shots
entering just below the heart and one
proving to be only a flesh wounid.
Th11e two mi then, Joe continued,
came in his door and one of them
Ilheld him while the other cut his
throat, almost entirely severing his
windpipe. Joe was positive that his
slayers were .white men because lie
sail his light was burning and lie
could easily see them, although he
At 15 minutes to 3 o'clock, per
iaps over an hour after the old ie
gro had been wounded, he crawled
to tle back steps of ir. S. 11. 31c
Ghee, whose residence is only a short
distance from tle negro's cabin, and
aroused Nir. MlcGhee by groaning
an(d gasping. NIr. Mcslice's first
thought was that Joe had been taken
Ill suddenly and had come to him to
stilumoii a physician. Without go
Ing out to the negro Mr. AlcGIhee
hurried to the telepliome and called
Dr. iharper. lie then awoke ir. W.
N. Black in order to have assistance
in titking Joe back to his hou.ie.
When lie reached the back .tls
again M1r. MAcGhee was surprised to
fir.l that the negro's tiroat had been
ut. HeI.' illmedwatoly called for an
ollicer and Mir. Still soon arrived, but
while Mir. MeGhee was teleplioniiig the
secolid time tlie negro crawled back
to his house and met Dr. IHarper. Ie
tween gasps lie made tle siateiment
to Dr. larper, Mr. mcGlice and tle
olhler hIlat two white men had attack
ed him and lie did not vary from this
story after Dr. Harper told him that
lie could not live.
No cliue whatever' has been found,
imt ofilers of the city as well as (lie
county will (10 everything ini their
Poe ounearth this, the second
mytros miurdler' (liat has been
comimittedl in Greenwood in less thtan
-: mtontIhs. No motivye whatever
can be ascribed. About eight (dollars
and hIs wvatch were found on his body.
Th'le coronier's juiiy thuis morning men
debred a verdict to the effect (liat the
niegro came n to hiIs dleathl at thie hands
ol' unknown partiles.
.Joe Tiownsenud was one of the bes;t
knowvn and1( best-liked negroes of
Gireenwvood. For many years he wa's
the servant of (lie late i. W. II,
Bailey and was held in such high re
gard that Mlr. Bailey remembered
him inii his will. The expenses of hIs
burial will lie borne by Mlr. M1. S.
halley, of Clinton.
SolId ear load Fruit Jars just re
ceived. All styles and sIzes to select
fr'om aat extremely low pfices.
S. M1. & E. HI. WI LK ES & CO.
D)11. BEAN 'T0 PI'IEA(1.
To Preach Sermaon at Oray C'ourt-Ow
lngs ('omnmencement and Dr. Sny.
der to Deliver Literary Address.
Next S'unday morning at Ii o'clock,
Dr. W. S. Dean of Clintoni will preach
the commencement ser'mon at Gray
Court-Owings school audItorium. The
churches of (lie community have
agreedh to come together and have ser
vice in common. On Tuesday night
(lie graduating exei'cises will lie held(.
Afier a dlebate, essays, and awarding
of prizes, an educntional addiess; will
lie made by D)r. li. N. Snyder' of Wotf
ford College. The public is cordIally
,ivited to these exercises.
In time graduating class are eight
pulls this year. Mlost of these will
receiv'e diplomas on Tuesday night.
The members of the graduating class
wvIll deba~ite the (luestion as to wlhch
is the most dlemocratic gover'nment
(lhat of Great Britain or that of the
The final speech will be a valodic
tcry by Shaw Johnson of (ho graduat
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California Exposition as our guest.
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Congtressionlrd Canldida1tes wvill Prob-.
ably Hold Onlie .i(4int Mecting fin
Spartanburg, .\ay I1.-The oflicial
congressional campaign for the Fourth
district of South C-arolina will prob
ably open July 5, according to state
ilents securled today from one of the
local candidates who has entered (he
field. Dr. S. T. D. Lancaster, chair
man of the Spartanburg county demo
cratic executive committee, will prob
ably take the initiative in calling a
lileting of the executive committee
chairmen of Greenville, Union and
Laurcis for the purpos, of naming
the speaking dates when the candi
dates will meet jointly to present Ilie
platforins upon which they hope to se
cure former Congressman .lohnsons
seat in Ilie national house of represen
Wh']enl interviewed today, the candi
dates for the offiee had not decided
anything definite as to whether they
preferred a short speaking caipaign
or a long one.
In the campaign for congress last
summer the candidates agreed to
recommend that the committee ap
point one (late for each of the coun
ties. This recommendation was fa
vorably acted on by the committee
with the result that only one joint
meeting was held in each of the coun
ties in the district.
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MANNING FINDS ERROIIS.
Snys Statement of Chanrleston Pollee
Chief as to Closed Blind Tigers are
Erroneous and Misleading.
lolumbia, May 15.-Governor Man
nIng tonight wrote the following let
ter to Mayor Grace of Charleston: "Ii
regard to the report of Chief of Police
Cantwell dated April, 1915, to you and
by you' transmitted to me, this says,
"I beg to roport the following par
ties and places have discontinuei bIs
iless." 1, like1 you, received this re
port in good faith and took it to mean
that these parties had discontimined
business as a result of the activities of
the police sqiad. On looking into
this, however, I find that the state
ment of Chief Cantwell is erroneous
iand misleading and I will mention
but two instances: 1,. Williams, who
died somitet months ago, and .\1. I.
Aikett, who was burned out. '%anly of
the- places said to be closed are sell
"Th'lis seems so serious to me that
It should demlind an Investigation aud
I suggest that yo Investigate this re
prt. I have not received any sit bse
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HOKE IS DIPA'TIENT.
Not Satisfled with Great Britain's
Washington, 'May ll.-Senator Iloke
Smith called at the state departm1enit
again today to Inquiro into tile situa
lion relating to seizure of cotton car
goes by Great. Britain.
"Great iri t ain is pirchasing tite
Cargoes," said the senator, "but so far
I have hiard not hing fromu lly peo0014
stating that they have received anty
11101y. / I IuIppose they will evelttal
ly. The fact is that Great iritalin is
continuing to violate our r':dhts aind
I am continuing toprotest."
Senator Smith was asked if atny rep
resentations had been made recently
by the United States to Great Britain
regarding the situation.
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"'FTe Progressive t1allway11 of tile South"
To .ElE.\lPT!llS, TlENN.--General Assembly Cumberland Presbyterial%
Church and Woman's lissionary Convention, May 20-27.
To lilCIMIONI), VA.-Annual reunion, United Confederate Veter
ans, .June 1-3, 1915.
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May 10-13, 1915.
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tist Convention (eolored), .une 9-11, 1915.
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