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FARMERS OF STATE WILL BE
ASKED TO STORE ONE-THIRD
DISPATCHES FROM COLUMBIA
uoings ana i-iappeninga i na? mar*,
the Progress of South Carolina Peo
ple, Gathered Around the 8tate
Farmers, bankers, business men,
cotton manufacturers and cotton seed
crushers from a score of counties
meeting in Columbia recently organ
ized the South Carolina Cotton Con
gress. The meeting was called by E.
J. Watson, president of the Southern
Cotton Congress. More than 50 dele
gates were present at the meeting.
The fdtlowing resolution, intro
duced by Dr. Wade Stackhouse of
Dillon, was adopted by th? congress:
"Whereas, from 3,000,000 to 5,000,
000 bales of this cotton crop is going
to be a surplus more than the vmills
of the world will spin, and will need
to be carried over into next year by
the farmer or his friends:
"Resolved, That th? South Carolina
Cotton Congress adopt the following
plan and recommend it to our sister
cotton producing states.
"We suggest that at the earliest
possioie moment every coivuu laimci
be canvassed and requested to store
one-third of his crop in a secure
warehouse and fully insure, so that
he can obtain a loan on it
That at the time he is canvassed
he be requested to hold this part of
his crop for a minimum price of 12 1-2
cents per pound, basic middling; and
that he give power of attorney to
holder of the warehouse receipt au
thorizing him to hold the cotton for a
period of one year, if necessary, and
sell only in the event he can get a
minimum price of 12 1-2 cents.
"When the canvass of a county is
complete, if it is found that as much
as one-third of this year's crop has
not been pledged, the business men of
that county ought to be asked to store
enough cotton to make up that coun
"It is agreed and understood that
if as much as 3,000.000 bales are not
pledged in the cotton states, each
man's pledge to be returned to him.
"We believe if we can get pledged
and put in warehouses one-third of
this year's crop fixed by power of at
torney so that it can not be sold for
less than 12 1-2 cents that the remain
ing two-thirds can be sold by the far
mers themselves without aid to fi
"In the event he can get pledged the
minimum of 3,000,000 bales proposed
above that he calls on merchants,
bankers and other business men to
see that a liberal loan is made on
cotton so placed. At the same time
that the township committee secures
the pledge to store one-third of this
crop, we recommend that each farm
er be asked to sign a pledge to reduce
his acreage 50 per cent, which acre
age with intensive methods of culti
vation, will be sufficient enough to
supply the world's needs when the
amount nqarl ic falron intn prmsnHpr
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ation. No one is to be requested to
reduce his acreage if he plants not
more than eight acres of cotton to the
plow. This pledge to reduce acreage
shall also become null and void if the
canvass fails to retire one-third of
this crop for minimum price of 12 1-2
New Enterprises Authorized.
^ The Orangeburg Fertilizer Company
has filed notice with the secretary of
state of an increase in capital from
$C0,000 to $100,000.
A charter has been issued to the
W. M. Gregg Company of Claussen
with a capital stock of $2,000. The
officers are T. M. Gregg, president and
treasurer and W. M. Gregg, vice pres
ident and secretary.
The Hampton Hardware Company
of Hampton has been chartered, with
a capital stock of $10,000. The offi
cers are W. A. McDaniel, president;
C. H. Cummings, vice president,
University Has Many Applicants.
Applications from many prospective
students have been received at the
University of South Carolina, accord
ing to Dean Baky. The dean said re
cently that the enrollment for 1914
1915 promises to exceed that for the
last scholastic year. Last year tlje
enrollment was 551. A. C. Moore is
acting president of the University.
President-elect Currell is now teach
ing at the summer school of New York
X niversity. The buildings are being
put in shape for the opening of the
university September 16.
Furnish Stone to Charleston.
The Weston & Brooker Quarry com
pany of Columbia have secured a
contract for furnishing all the crush
ed granite for the construction of the
Clinchfield terminal at Charleston.
The amount of this contract is about
24,000 tons. This is probably the
largest single order ever handled
through a South Carolina quarry or
any other quarry in the Southeast. A
large amount of the granite used in
the petties of Georgetown, Charles
ton, savannan, wayport ana ^ercan
dina was shipped from the Colun*)ia
Dog Unearths Robbers Loot.
An extremely interesting police
mystery has suddenly developed as
the result of the chance discovery by
a pointer dog of an express pouch
and a number of pieces of jewelry
hidden beneath rocks in Newmar.'s
woods, just north of Columbia. The'
police say that the pouch is the or.e
that was taken when the express car
of the northbound Cuba-Florida spt
cial on the Seaboard Air Line railway
was robbed on the night of March 2X
last at about 6:45 o'clock within sev
eral blocks of the Lincoln street
Aska Federal Aid For SmuM Farmers
"The authorities in
Washington realize that the greatest
demand is for aid that shall reach the
small man who raises the actual bale
of cotton," said E. J. Watson, presi
dent of the Southern Cotton Congress,
who returned recently from Washing
"The press dispatches," said Com
missioner Watson, "have no doubt
kept the people posted as to the ses
sions of the cotton congress. The
gathering was one of the most thor
oughly representative ever held In the
country and more than filled its mis
sion. Action has been taken which
will be quickly followed up in every
state, promising results of substantial
character. I shall immediately an
nounce the selection of certain field
committers provided for, and call
gatherings in each state, as directed
by the congress to do.
The report of the committee on
, legislation of the congress follows:
"First?We recommend that to meet
the extraordinary emergency now
confronting the cotton producer and
the business interests of the South:
"(a) To furnish the producer with
quick money at low rate of interest
with which to finance his crop.
Second?In order to accomplish the
above, we recommend:
"(a) That the Vreeland-Aldrich cur
rency law be so amended that govern
ment loans can be deposited in state
banks and trust companies upon
equal terms with such deposits in
"Third?That it is indispensable for
the transportation of1 the products of
our farms and mills that such trans
portation be provided for under the
United S:ates flag:
"(a) That congress be urged to
enact such legislation as will enable
foreign built ships to be registered and
manned under our national flag under
such regulations as may be necessary
including adequate and reasonable in
"Your committee recognizes that
most of the legislation necessary for
ninMnir in ftfffipt the above recom
mendations Is already under consider
ation in congress as the result of the
foresight and activity of our senators
and representatives. We hereby ten
der to these gentlemen so ably gaurd
ing our interests in the national con
gress our appreciation of their efforts,
our thanks for their activity and our
confidence in their ability and integ
Send Delegate to Highway Congress.
State highway officials from fully
three-fourths of the states ^hich
have state highway departments win
meet to discuss questions of mutual
interest at the fourth American Road
Congress, to be held in Atlanta dur- I
ing the week of November 9. State
Highway Engineer Fletcher of Cali
fornia, who is a director of the Amer
ican Highway Association, the parent
organization In the meeting, has been
elected president of the congress and
will preside at the opening session.
State Highway Commissioner Carlisle
of New York is chairman of t^je pro
gramme committee, and Director
Logan Waller Page of the United
States office or punnc roaas win xase
a prominent part in the proceedings
as president of the American Highway
, Forty-seven national, state and in
terstate organizations have joined in
the official call. Arrangements for
the congress are going forward rapid
ly in the offices of the American High
way Association, which are located in
the Colorado building, Washington.
Soutji Carolina will be represented at
Wilf Investigate Food Prices.
Francis H. Weston, United States
attorney for South Carolina, was re
cently'instructed by the department of
justice to investigate the sudden rise ,
in the price or iooastuns.
Mr. Watson has issued the follow
"The department of justice has in
structed the district attorneys
throughout the country to investigate
the sudden rise in the price of food
stuffs, and to take action where t *-e
Is a violation of the law. With .is
pnd in view and for the purpose of
obtaining evidence, I would be glad
to be advised by any housekeepers ot
any sudden rise in the price of food
stuffs. I would be glad to be inform
! ed as to the articles which housekeep.
j ers have observed as having gone up
suddenly, together with the name of
the person selling the same."
Making Pictures for Panama.
Albert Blum, executive commission
er of the South Carolina commission
for an exhibit at the San Francisco
exposition, said recently * that great
encouragement had been given the
plan to prepare an industrial film for
the show, a number of Columbia en
terprises having already contracted
for space. The film will be limited
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to run about two hours. The photog
rapher who has charge of the actual
making of the film is already on the
New Enterprises Authorized.
The Carolina Central Electric com
pany of Florence has been commis
sioned with a capital of $2,500. The i
petitioners are: A. W. McCown, D. T.
McKeithan and Geo. E. Dargan.
The A and B company of Spartan
burg has been chartered with a cap
ital of $5,000. The officers are: A.
Goldburg, president, and B. Felnburg,
secretary and treasurer.
The G. P. Cook company, Inc., of
Effingham has been commissioned
with a capital of $2,500. The peti
tioners are: H. B. McCall and G. T.
i The Isaqueena Mins of Greenville
have filed notice of an increase in
stock from $300,000 to $315,000.
The secretary of state has issued a
charter to the Orangedale club of
Branchville with a capital of $300.
' The officers are: G. W. Miley, presi
dent and J. B. Williams, Jr., secretary
! and treasuier.
I The Inman Gin Company of Inman
j in Spartanburg county has be?;n char
I tered by the secretary of state with
| a capital stock of $5,000. The offi
| cers are: S. P. Clark, president, and
J. H. Ballenger, secretary and treas
GERMANS CUT OFF
FRENCH AND BELGIAN ALLIES
ARE SEPARATED BY ARMY OF
APPARENTLY BIG BATTLE
Brussels Levied For $40,000,000.?
Hold French Checked and Engage
London.?Little has become known
ot the operations which put the Ger
man army between the Belgian forces
and their French allies and enabled
the Germans to occupy Brussels."
It is believed the Germans brought
up strong forces behind their cavalry
screens and that a seVere battle must
have been fought to compel the Bel
gians to abandon Brussels and retire
Whether the French forces were
engaged with the Belgians is not
No information is available as to
whether the Germans intend to de
vote themselves to reducing Antwerp
or to an endevaor to force their way
southward into France.
It seems, however, that the deter
mination is to attack the Belgian army
of 150,000 men; who still are in or
around Antwerp. The Germans al
ready are advancing in the direction
of Ghent They have occupied Aost,
15 miles northwest of Brussels and
Wetteren, eight miles southeast of
Ghent and apparently intend to over
run the whole of Northern Bel
gium to the sea.
Cavalry patrols have been as far ae
Mechlin (Malines), 14 miles southeast
of Antwerp and it may be heard be
fore long that the Germans have oc
cupied Ghent and Brugies and posbL
bly even Ostend. If this Is their dfr
cision, however, a clear invasion of
France through Belgium must be
much longer delayed.
^The German general has imposfed a
war tax of $40,000,000 on the city of
GERMAN CANNONS CAPTURED.
Summary of Cannon Captured by
French up to Present.
London.?In a dispatch from Paris
the Exchange Telegraph Company's
correspondent sends the following
summary of alleged German losses as
printed in The Paris Matin:
"Twenty-four cannon taken by the
Belgians from the third to the fifth of
August, at Liege.
"Three cannon taken by the French
at Margennes, August 11. ^
"Six cannon taken by the French
at Othain, near Spincourt, August 12.
"Twelve cannon taken by the
French near Schirmeck, Alsace,
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Russians at Stallapohenen, East Prus
sia, August 17.
"Twelve cannon taken at Gumbin
nen by the Russians, East Prussia,
"Besides these pieces of field ar
tillery, rapid-fire guns, aeroplanes
and 19 molpr wagons were captured."
New York in Darkness.
New York.?For nearly half an hour
New York was as dark as at night
while it was visited by one of the
most severe electrical storms in its
history. One death, a panic among
2,000 bathers in a pavillion struck by
lightning and injury to seven persons
caught in the path of a Broadway
runaway sums up the known casual
Italy Asfts Explanation.
London.?The Rome correspondent
of the Exchange Telegraph Company
says: "Italy has asked for a freindly
oTniannttnn fmm Austria reeardinsr
the landing of a large shipment of
Austrian arms at Medua, an Albanian
seaport, August 15. The Servian min
ister, who protested to Italy, charged
that the Austrians were arming the
Albanians against Servia."
Checked German Cavalry.
London.?The Central News has re
ceived a dispatch from Paris saying
that French forces'defeated a detach
ment of German cavlary coming from
Leopoldshoehe and Hiieningen, in an
engagement noar Basel. The Germans
retired in the direction of St. Louis
leaving 500 dead and wounded on the
field. They lost most of their horses.
Saft Francisco.?Sugar was quoted
at $7 a hundred weight here, a reduc
tion of 50 cents from the recent price.
Consul Leaves Liege.
London.?Victor H. Duras, American
Vice Consul at Liege, Belgium, reach
ed London. He left Liege a week be
fore to make a report at Brussels to
Brand Whitlock, American Minister
New Call to Arms.
London.?In a dispatch from Ams
terdam the Reuters Telegram Com
pany correspondent transmits an of
ficial communication from Vienna
saying that a new mobilization order
calls all first-class reservists.
London.?The Central News corres
pondent in Rome says an official dis
patch from St. Petersburg asserts that
a Russian Army composed of 20 army
corps will carry out the invasion of
Prussia under the direction of Grand
Paris.?A French official noto says:
"A French dirigible threw a number
of projectiles upon two German cav
alry camps in Belgium, causing great
The response to the call for Can;
men required could be picked from a
(below) members of the Halifax Ri
Captain Logan, Lieutenant Dennis, C
PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO
GET ANY NEWS AWAY FROM
LITTLE CHANGE IN ALSACE
French Cavalry Have Successful En
counter With Germans at Fforen
vllle.?Germans Crossing Meuse.
London.?DispaijheB from Brussels
announce that the British, French and
Russian Ministers, with their staffs,
have left for Antwerp.
The Brussels correspondent of the
Exchange Telegraph Company says it
is becoming practically impossible to
get news away from. Brussels as the
censor iorDias lnrormation concerning
troop movements being published.
However, It Is certain that a tremen
dous battle is in progress within the
area stretching from Diest and Tirle
mont, as far as Qivet.
The general impression here is that
no effort will be made to concentrate
for the defense of Brussels as the at
tacking Germans would not be of suf
ficient strength to warrant such con
Paris.?The following official state
ment was given out:
"Latest advices are to the effect
that the French Army has reached
Morhange (Morchingen) in Alsace
Lorraine, 19 miles southeast of Metz.
Our advance was very rapid in the
afternoon beyond the -*7er Seille. At
the end of the day we reached Delme,
on one side, and Morhange on the
"There is little cnange in the situa
tion in Upper Alsace. We continue to
advance in Vosges. The Germans
have retaken the village of Ville. Our
troops have occupied Chatean Salins
and Dieuze. but face well fortified and
strongly held positions.
"Our cavalry has had a successful
encounter with the Germans at Flor
envllle, Belgium. Large German
formes, It Is announced, are crossing
the Meuse between Liege and Namur.
* "One of the French brigadiers has
asked the commander-in-chief to
make public the following facts:
"A French Hussar made prisoner,
was dragged by German soldiers into
an Alsatian village and his throat
was cut before the villagers, who tes
tify to the deed."
Pope Pius X Is Dead.
Rome.?The Pope's death occurred
At 1:20 o'clock in the morning.
Grief over the war in Europe caus
ed the Pope much depression from
the first outbreak and several days
ago symptoms appeared of the old
bronchial affection from which the
Pointiff had suffered in times past.
Hoke Smith Carries Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga.?Complete and incom
plete returns from a majority of the
.?f fianro'l.'i of- a hnnr at
night indicated that United States
Senator Hoke Smith has been nomi
nated for re-election to the Senate
over his cpponent, former Governor
Joseph M. Brown, by an overwhelming
majority in the statewide Democratic
primary. Nomination is equivalent to
election. Fulton county, in which At
lanta is located, was carried by Smith
by more than 6,000 majority.
German Ship Escaped.
New York.?The German bark Mat
ador, on the seas since July 29, a war
prize worth almost $400,000 eluded
all warships and tied up in dock her?.
For a week or more after the decla
ration of war, her officers knew noth
ing of it and steered their craft for
Bremen, unconscious of their risk of
Brussels.?An engagement is re
ported to have taken place in North
ern limDUrg. AH liupuriiiiii nautc
German battle is expected.
Only Slight Check.
Rotterdam, via London.?The Col
ogne Gazette asserts that the advance
of the German troops, while slow, has
not been seriously checked anywhere.
London.?An official announcement
says the retirement of Belgian troops
towards Atnwerp is rumored
San Francisco.?The Japanese cruis
er Idzumo from San Diego entered
San Francisco harbor.
adlan volunteers for service with the Ei
,ny three of the Dominion's nine militai
fles, the first mustered in, and (above)
!aptain Clarke and Lieutenant Jones.
TROOPS III FRANCE
LONDON NOT EXCITED OVER AR
RIVAL OF BRITISH TROOPS
STOCK EXCHANGE IS CLOSED
All Pnnrie In London Exeeot Suaar
Come Down.?General Routine Is
% Little Disturbed.
London.?London displayed little
excitement when it became known
British tToops were in France. There
were no crowds around the bulletins
and no rush for newspapers. There
was a stolid, repressed earnest crowd
in parks where recruits drill and at
the barracks where trained soldiers
go throug/i evolutions.
The general routine is little dis
turbed, except for the unceasing
movement through the streets of
troops, ammunition trains auu uuo
pltal corps. Tailors and saddlers are
rushed with business. The sign
"Swords and bayonets sharpened" ap
pears in the cutler's windows. No.
women or children' weep as the
Attendance at music halls and
theaters shows no dimunition and
many Americans spend afternoons or
evenings at the playhouses. "Britain
nia Rules the Waves" the "Marseil
laise" and the Russian National
anthem are played by orchestras, the
As one Highlander regiment went
through the Strand, its band played
"Marching Through Georgia."
Private homes have been convert
ed into hospitals and newspaper de
partments under the head of "What
Women Can Do" or some similar
caption are the busiest.
Signs are posted that Earl Kitch
ner, Secretary for War, needs 100,
000 men for three years or to the
close or tne war.
There has been some protest
against German and Austrian waiters
at the hotels and restaurants. One
newspaper protests against excessive
forbearance, as instanced by a crowd
at the railway station on the depar
ture of fche Austrian Ambassador
singing "Deutschland. Deutschland
The stock exchange is closed and
the city is quiet.
Clerks are darrying rifles and cart
ridge belt3. Large business houses
announce that places will be kept
for those who enlist '
The newspapers are proud of the
effective manner in which thpy kept
secret the movement of troops of
which much has been surmised, but
Pftreops of eraln on German ves
eels captured in the Baltic were sold
and brought current prices, but the
effect was a fall in price and espe
cially in maize.
Great Battle Not Begun.
London.?As far os the cordon of
secrecy which the battling nations
have drawn around the Franco-Ger
man frontiers will permit of guess
work, the great battle which prom
ises to cast Mukden and Liao-Yang in
to insignificance has not actually be
?un. Encounters which military his
torians a month from now m^y de
no "ronnnnnfosnrcps in force"
are proceeding along the border. They
are heralded by both sides as battles
and victories. In history most of them
will rank as incidents.
Liege remains the crux of the con
troversy. The German government
ha3 announced that the forts have
been destroyed and the defenders
i buried beneath their ruins. The
French government declares the forts
are holding out.
From Brussels comes word that the
mnvenw.it tnu-nrrl tho cpnfpr
has been checked, while from the
French embassy in London the state
ment has been issued that the Ger
mans have retired from the import
ant Alsatian outpost of Sarrebourg.
German Charge Comments.
Washington.?Haniel Von Hamihau
aen, charge of the German embassy
here, commenting on the president's
appeal to Americans for neutrality,
said: "I suppose one of the presi
dent's reasons was the anti-German
feelinp which has been shown in some
of the papers. I think it is a very
good expression and a right one. The
Japanese ambassador and Charge Bar
clay of the British embassy declined
to comment. No officials are at the
Austrian, Russian of French embas
lglish army was such that the 25,000
T divisions. The illustration shows
four of their pfifcers, left to sight,
MOVM TO ANTWERP
THE BELGIAN COURT FLEES
FROM BRU8SELS A8 ENEMY
GERMANS CROWDING ON
English Keep Reporters From Front
?Brazilian Government Hss Ask
ed For Explanations.
London.?That the Germans are
forcing their war through Belgium is
indicated by the Brussels report that
German cavalry is approaching the
Belgian Capital; that measures for
the defense of Brussels are being
hastened and that the seat of Gov
ernment has been removed to
Antwerp. / '
The British nress bureau announces
that any action which Japan may
take against Germany will not extend
beyond the China seas, except for the
protection of Japanese shipping.
The British War Council has de
cided to exclude correspondents from
the forces in the field and it is an
nounced that the French War De
partment Intends to take the same
action and that probably war corres
pondents in Belgium will be ordered
out of that state.
The German Emperor, the Crown
Prince and two other Imperial Pinces,
are now at the great fortress of
Mainz. The Emperor's departure
from Berlin for the frout has evoked
enthusiasm in the German Capital.
The Brazilian Government has 'in
structed its Minister at Berlin to ask
for explanations and the punishment
of those guilty of the alleged attack
by German soldiers on Bernardino
Camp08, ex-President of the State of
Sao Paulo and his wife, who are re
ported to have been beaten and forc
ed across the Swiss frontier.
Several Austrian Army corps, ac
cording to adives from Vienna, have
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mvaaea itussia, anu me nuosmu ad
vance in Galica has been checked.
Brussels admits that the French
casulties in the fighting between
Namur and Dinant were heavy, as
the Germans were strongly entrench
ed and their artillery caused great
The British official ' news bureau
says the French fleet in the Mediter
ranean has made a sweep up the
Adriatic as far as Cattaro. Four Aus
trian warships are reported to have
The British military and naval
mo* nents are still shrouded in
SWITZERLAND WANTS U. 8. GOLD
Swiss Minister Asks For Loan of Gold
Washington.?Dr. Paul Ritter, the
Swiss minister, again made represen
tations to the state department in be
half of his government for a loan of
gold from the United States.
Switzerland, in a state of siege with
practically her entire male' popula
tion under arms, is facing a serious
question in regard to feeding 'her
army. The imputation that his coun
try might implicate the United States
in a violation of neutrality by using
the acquired money as a loan to bel
ligerent nations was declared prepos
terous by Minister Ritter. He said
Switzerland's domestic financial strin
gency .was such that she must have
fluid currency to restore normal con
ditions at home.
Belgrade Is Silent.
London.?A dispatch to the Renter
Telegram Company from Milan says
The Coriere Delia Serra has received
an account of conditions in Belgrade
in consequence of the bombardment
of that city by the Austrians on the
opposite banks of the Danube. The
streets are silent and deserted says
the article and the people of the town
ar living in cellars. Three thousand
shrapnel shells have fallen in the city
during the past week. As yet little
damage has been done to the prop
Donations to Red Cross.
Washington.?Two contributions for
use on European battlefie'.dh, one from
the Rockefeller Foundation for $10,
000, and one from Mrs. Russel Sage
for $2,500, reached Red Cross head
quarters here recently.
Kaiser at Mainz.
London.?An Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Mainz s?ys that the
German emperor, accompanied by
three of his sons, including Crown
Prince Frederick William, has arriv- !
ed there. i
GERMANS OCCUPY '
ONLY OUTPOST FIGHTING 18 OC
CURRING ON THE BATTLE
BELGIUM CAPITAL ftlLEN
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Reports Do Not Cover Casualties Be
Fore City Fell?Price of Food Is
Condon.?The Germans have at last
occupied Brussels but in Alsace they
seem to be making no advance. The
latest report is that the French have
recaptured Muelhausen and it still
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ing there are no German troops on
On Germany's Eastern frontier there
has been considerable outpost fighting
which would indicate that the Rus
sians are completing their work of
concentration. There have been no
serious collisions in this region as yet,
however. Austria is too much engag
ed with Russia and with need of help
ing Germany to make much progress
In her campaign against Servia. '
No news whatever has been re
ceived of any naval movements,
either In the North Sea or the Med
The death of Pope Plus will be
made the occasion for another effort
to bring about peace. It is stated
that when the conclave meets in I
Rome to elect a new pope it will send
an appeal to the warring nations-for
peace and will ask the United Stasis
to aid in bringing about tranquility. v
According to the few bits of news J:
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thing like normal conditions prevail
in the German capital. The price of
food is declining and ndw that troop
movements have been completed a re
sumption of general work on railways 1
Confirmation has been received on
the report tljat Emperor William has
ordered resistance to any effort that
Japan may make to seize Kiso-Chow. ' '
CARRANZA ENTERS CAPITAL.
Great Popular Oration Given Trium
phant Constitutionalist Leader.
Mexico City.?Gen. Venustiano Car
ranza, supreme chief of the Mexican .
revolution and now Provisional Presi
dent of the Republic, entered the Cap
It is estimated that more than 150,- |
000 persons crnowded the line of
march of the new President and his
followers, which extended from tlia >
village oi Atzcapotazaico 10 ui? rta
tional Palace, six miles. There was
no disorder as General Carranza and
his staff passed through the cheering
crowds, which showered them with
flowers and confetti and from which
came 'cries of "long Uv>' Carranza;
long live the Constitutionalist Gov
"The Constitutionalist troops at
dawn began forming in a, double line
along the entire distance over which ;->j
the victorious Constitutionalist lead
er was to pass. Back of the troops
sight-seers stood and every -roof and
balcony held up spectators.
It was near noon when General
Carranza, mounted on a superb horse
and accompanied by his staff and the'
generals of the Northwest, the Cen- y
trai and Northeast divisions of the
Constitutionalist Army, left Atscapot
zalco, escorted by a squadron of cav
alry and the fourth Sonora battalion
of infantry. On reaching the city
limits the column was met by' the
mayor and the city council of ttie
Capital, who delivered to General Car- >
ranza the keys of the city.
Paris.?The Government decided to-, 3
make a thorough Investigation of al- f
leged German cruelties the list of
ia df?Hared here to be increas
lng dally. The record Is to Include all
classes since the beginning of the ten
sion between France and Germany.
Bomb Injured Many.
Paris.?A dispatch to the Havaa
agency from Naples says that a bomb
thrown at the first class compartment
of a train bound for Rome explode#
and injured several travelers.
> Japan Explains Stand.
Washington.?Interference by Ger
man cruisers with the shipping of Ja
pan's ally, Great Britain, the seizure
of Japanese goods in German bottoms
and the consequent grave dislocation
of Japanese trade are the principal
reasons set forth by Japan in explain
ing the ultimatum delivered to Ger
many r6C6Qtiyf u&uiv uispaivucg v
contained a brief outline of the Japan
ese grievances, but the full text of the
Japanese foreign office's statement on
this subject was not available until
Ships Carry Small Cargoes.
New York.?Every ship that sails
out of New York for English ports '
these days sails light, though England
is begging for food. The liner Celtic
left with 5.000 tons of foodstuffs in
hold when she might have ca ried
16,000 tons. The Kroonland left the
other day with 4,500 and room for 8,
000 more. The Adriatic, St. Paul, New
York, Philadelphia, and others of the 1
13 ships of the International Mercan
tile Marine which departed for Eng
land since the war started, have car
ried light cargoes.
Finances Unusually Good.
Washington.?Reports of decided
improvement in the general condition
of the country and the financial situ
ation in New York were brought to
the treasury department by J. P. Mor
gan and W. M. Porter, a member of
the Morgan firm. Mr. Morgan and Mr.
Porter spent nearly two hours in con
ference with Secretary of the Treas
ury McAdoo and members of the Fed
era! reserve board. Mr. Morgan de
clined to discuss his visit and no for
mal announcement was made for its