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M’LAURIN’S PLAN OF
WINSJiPPROVAL South Carolina to Stand Be hind Warehouse Receipts Issued on Staple SOLUTION SHOWS PRACTICAL MIND Stagnation Last Fall Showed How Extensively Entire Nation De pends on Prosperity of the South By HOLLAND New York. April 12.—(Special.)—John Lowndes MeLaurin, whose term as tTnitfd States senator—representing in part South Carolina in the Senate ended in 1903, bas often been spoken of by those who are familiar with the commercial and industrial leadership in the south as a man who is likely great ly to aid South Carolina in gaining the prestige which her climate and her re sources entitled her to. When a member of the Senate he frequently revealed intense interest in the modern and in dustrial commercial questions which from the political point of view were at that time much discussed In Con gress. He was thought to have a better understanding of the fundamental prin ciples upon which in this day business can be successfully carried on than did some of his colleagues, and he always seemed to be indifferent to attack which he described as political demagogy. Senator MeLaurin was greatly inter ested in everything that appertained to the commercial and industrial pros perity of the southern states. When Jefferson Coolidge of Boston and the Blairs of New York, together with Nor man B. Ream and one or two other men of capital, undertook to work ou£ the problem which if solved would make possible the commercial utilization of the Clinchfleld coal deposits. Senator MeLaurin was especially pleased to learn that the plan formulated by these men of capital Involved the construction of a railroad which was to be run as nearly as possible In a straight line southeast, with a terminal at Spartans burg, S. C„ whence railroad communi cation to the sea at Charleston could be obtained. This was to be a new gate way from Kentucky and from states of the Ohio valley to a seaport upon the southern coast, and meant much to South Carolina. Senator MeLaurin was also much in terested in the development of cotton cultivation and marketing, especially in South Carolina. He worked out a philosophy of the cotton business which, if adapted, he believed would greatly BlfmuiAie not only'the growth, but the manufacture of cotton in South Caro lina. He was one of the comparatively few men of public life of his day to abandon politics so that be might be able to take up important constructive business work. Recently it has been announce that ex-Senator MeLaurin has so far de veloped hjs theory of the wise and suc cessful development of the cotton busi ness as to have perfected a plan by means of which the cotton planters of South Carolina, through the utilization of the warehouse system combined with the credit of the state of South Caro lina, may always be assured of banking aid. His plan appears to have met with the approval of New York bankers, who agree with him that there is no better security for loans than a ware house certificate for cotton behind wriich stands substantially the state of South Carolina. Senator McLaurin’s plan appears to be in line with the suggestions which were made a year ago by Frank A. Vander llp in an address lie delivered to a large body of men who were interested in the cotton industry. Mr. Vanderlip did not go into details, but he strongly inti mated his belief that it would be pos sible to perfect a warehouse system in the south by means of which the cot ton planters would be able at all times to secure at a reasonable rate of inter est advances upon their crops. It is in mill For Infanta and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always / . Bears the Xflf I sr# A $ '» f Use For Uver Thirty Years V I Ruler of Monte Carlo Is a _Scientist of No Mean Ability PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO Prince .Albert of Mhnanf. who became very popular when he visited America recently, la first on the list of candidates drawn up by the com mittee of the Academy of Medicine for the honor of foreign associate. The prince is a scientist of no mean ability. Besides his knowledge of the art of healing, he has made valuable contributions to wireless telegraphy and lies discovered many new things about the bottom of the ocean. other names on the list Include Dr. Simon Flexner, of New York, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; Dr. Kltasato, of Tokio: Dr. Ferrencito, of Turin, and Sir Almroth Wright, of London, author of the system of untl-typhold Inoculation. co-operation with Now York banker; that Senator McL*aurin seems to hav« so far perfected the plan as to fee justified in permitting the announce ment to be made that it is likely t( prove successful. The Cotton Situation Perhaps the chief difficulty which tin men of finance were compelled to faci In September and October of last yeai was due to the practical embargo, no1 enforced by law, but by circumstances upon the export of cotton. Mr. W. P. G Harding of the federal reserve board a’ Washington, who, by reason of hli banking and business life at Birming ham, had become familiar with every phase of the cotton industry stated, in an address recently delivered in Baltimore, that perhaps the chiel peril of lust fall was to be traced tc the cotton situation. He knew in what lespcrate straits the cotton planter* found themselves. They had cultivated a crop n\ hlch mad§ practically a new record. They knew early In July that — ... JH - the demand for the raw cotton, not withstanding the large harvest which then seemed likely to be garnered, would lead to fairly satisfactory prices. 1 Suddenly, In September, they found themselves without resources. They had an enormous crop of a commodity which ill normal times would have been as : good as gold whatever the price ob tained for it was. But for two months it was practically worthless. Abundant riches In one of the world's greatest commodities and yet actual poverty be cause the commodity could not be mar keted. Cotton and the Country At that lime the country had perhaps the best demonstration of what the cotton harvests of the south mean for the gen eral prosperity of the entire country. The men of finance worried greatly over the situation. They reculled the fact that many times since 11100 the money paid at Liverpool and other centers In Europe for American raw cotton substantially re flected tlie visible trade balance In favor of the l.tilted States. Some years ago there were apprehensions that so great were our imports and so considerable had been the falling off In exports there might be an adverse visible trade bal ance. But one of the world's great au thorities. not only in banking, but in cot ton. went among his friends In the finan cial district counseling patience and giving encouragements. He told them to wait until the cotton crop had been marketed iu Liverpool and elsewhere across the sea. He possessed Information which justified him In predicting that the United States would receive something like $500,000,000 for its export of cotton, and lie estimated that thiH would be about the amount of the visible trade balance. His predictions were substantially JUBtifled. 1 nlesR the embargo upon cotton exports last , fall could be removed, there was grave danger that notwithstanding the In crease of foreign orders for American war supplies, there might be serious Interna tional financial embarrassment. As highly artificial methods were proposed for over coming this danger as were those that were planned and worked out satisfac torily when *.'00,000,000 in gold was con tributed by American banks and the pri vate hankers’ aid in the settlement of open accounts in Europe and England in which Americans stood on the debtor side Kestus John Wade of St. Louia, widely known in the south and favorably known In the east for his achievement* as a banker and merchant and for his intimate association with the business prosperity of the southwest, formulated and per fected a plan of co-operation involving over *1.0(10,000 whereby relief could be fur nished to the planters of the south. The moral effect of this undertaking was unsurpassed, in Its healthful Influence, by any other great financial undertaking. It was due to the moral effect and to the great skill and earnestness of the bankers of the south that gradually but surely this embargo was removed. The country escaped a great peril when it became pos sible to export cotton. Very likely if such a system as ex-8enator McLaurln has now perfected for the cotton planters of South Carolina had prevailed throughout the south last fall the cotton situation would have been more easily and speedily bandied than was the case. BERLIN ORCHESTRA TO TOUR BELGIUM Berlin, April 12.—(By wireless.)—The famous Philharmonic orchestra of Ber lin Is preparing to make a concert tour of Belgium early In May, according to announcement today by the Overseas News agency- Felix Welngarten will conduct, end the mueleians will play twice In Bniaeela. COLLIER EXPLAINS ' RECENT DIFFICULTY j In Frank Statement Hei Says He and Mr. Jones Are Again Friends To the Editor of The Age-Herald: Permit me to correct the statements made in your paper relative to the trouble between John W. Jones and myself Friday aftesmoon. Unfortunately, both Miv Jones and I have been given much unnecessary noto- « rlety, and l think the public should have a correct statement of the case. Every statement made in your paper is incorrect. Mr. Jones did not give me "a sound Hog gin g.” He struck me first, and the blow caused me to have a "black eye," which caused some of the children to give me closer attention than usual, but when we were separated we were standing and neither was getting material advantage of the other. I do not doubt that Mr. Jones could flog me. for 1 am not skilled In the art of fighting and have not the slightest desire to become skilled. In justice to Mr. Jones, | am pleased to say .hat he is not known here as a bully and a fighter, as the public might be led to Relieve. He is engaged in the cotton business, and I have observed that he Is attentive to his business. It did not take several men to pull him off of me. We were standing and making tame efforts to strike each other. Several men took hold of Mr. Jones and Mr Frank Hide asked me to "turn dm loose," which thing I did immediately. 1 was not attempting to have his sister whipped. I had said something about having it done, but was making no effort to have it done. I had just requested one of the lady teachers to have the child remain In her room till she did the work assigned, and had telephoned her sister that she would not come home for awhtic, when Mr. Jones cam?,. I do not claim any credit for having threatened to have one of the lady teach ers whip the child. In fact, l think 1 made a mistake in suggesting it. I should have clone nothing more than to require her to stay till she did the w’erk assigned, and in fact this is all 1 was trying to do. We do very little whipping. 1 do not recall that any of our teachers have whipped a girl during the last five or more years. I trust the time will come when children will not have to be whipped in school, and that time will come when It ceases to be necessary to whip them at home. People who have no trouble in home and I school discipline* may have the Job of flg 1 uring out the exact time of the approach of the glorious day when punishment of some kind will he unnecessary, and I hereby request that they wire me at my expense.. This does not mean that l think much punishment is necessary. We punish very little in our school. A large majority of our pupils are never punished. Mr. Jones did not come to the school house in an automobile. Mrs. Collier did not faint. She was ex cited. hut she dlfl nut faint. It was she w’ho kept Mr. Jobes and niysalf frpm do ing each other more damage, and my chief concern while the fight was going on was for her welfare. 1 repent that every statement made In your paper is Incorrect, and I am sure that you will be glad to have this un biaaed explanation of the trouble printed. Perhaps the public should know the at titude of Mr. Jones ami myself toward eaeh other, since the day of the trouble. We settled the matter soon after the trou ble,. Mr. Jones taking the initiative. We agreed to be friends, ami I am sure that this agreement will not be broken my either of us. His father is a member of the board of education, and J consider him one of my best friends. John W. Jones and I are trying to act like men should act in such cases. Each made a mistuke, each acknowledged his mistake, and we "burled the hatchet." Thanking you In advance for making the desired corrections, which 1 am sure you will do, I am very truly, J. M. COLLIER. Decatur, April 10, 1915. Cruiser Des Moines Is Sent to Santo Domingo Washington, April 12.—The cruiser Des Moines will be the only additional worship sent to Dominican WHters un til further details of differences be tween President Jlmincz and Ills Con gress are received here. The Des Moines was ordered today from Progreso fo Santo Domingo city, ft was assumed that Minister Sullivan, in asking for an additional warship, feared the dispute might easily be fanned into another revolution. The Nashville already Is at Santo Domingo city and the gunboat Wheel ing could he sent over from Port Au Prince, Hath AND LARUE TALK Three Birmingham Men Produce Strong Evidence of Worth of Natural Vitalitas i "1 am slxty-slx. For four years have had a badly ulcerated stomach, unable to work for two years. I could And no curt. It just occurred to me that Vi ta litas was what 1 was looking for. Can truthfully state that It is. I consider it the most wonderful remedy ever offered the public. I feel fine and am now work ing regularly." Mr. B. B. Jordan, track foreman, B. R., L. & P. Co., 210 First ave., Elyton. "My wife was troubled with chronic pain in her back and side; she suffered agonies. We finally tried Vitalitas and fiom the first it relieved her. I believe this the greatest medicine ever put up. I also tried it for ulcerated mouth as a wash and it gave me immediate relief." Mr. N. Simmons, retired, 214 S. Main st. "Vitalitas is wonderful; I recommended it to those suffering stomach trouble. 1 do not consider there is a remedy on the market that will touch Vitalitas." Mr. C. H. LaRue. City Detective Department. As a general corrective and tonic Vi talitas Is the greatest natural known medicine. It will be found wonderfully effective In the treatment of disorders of stcmach, liver, kidneys, bowels and blood. Marvelous cures are constantly being reported from its use. It should be In every home in the spring. Make it a point to see the display and sample Vitalitas at Averyt’s Drug Store, 100-111 20th si., or write there for lnfor-% nation. Also for sale by Pegram-Piattoa Drug Go., Bessemer, Ala. ■ /,• ' jjfi ' V, -- □ TWO STORES 1 Birmingham. Ala. I Jacksonville. Fla. The Porter shirt stock is at its best Which means your preference may stray where it will without encountering anything questionable in style or quality or color. New Neckwear w e’re showing an exceptionally attractive New arrivals almost daily keep variety in stiff cuffs or soft French cuffs, the the Porter neckwear stock as materials being madras, Russian cords, silk fresh and crisp as the morning mjxlures and a nuInbcr „f fetching novelty . , _ __ weaves. And the patterns are so DE SIRABLY different from the The lowest price is $1. We go up as far as you’d usuai run that you 11 have a care to reaj 8trorlg lines are at hard time limiting yourself. Priced 50c Up $1.50 to $3.50 , EVERYTHING MEN AND BOYS WEAR 1922-1924 In the First Heart of . Birming Avenue . ^ ham In Ortlrrlnu <■.>.>.!» Plrnno Meniloi. Till--, UiK-IIKIt \ 1,11 THACH SUCCEEDS HORTON IN SENATE Athens, April 12.—(Special.) Returns from the counties of Limestone ancl Lauderdale from the election held Sat urday to elect a senator from the dis trict composed of these two counties to fill out the unexpired term of James !•'. Morton. Jr., appointed chancellor, show that II. C. Thaeh of Athens was elected. Mr. Thacli carried both counties by a small plurality over W. N. Hayes, as sistant' doorkeeper of the present sen ate, nml T. M. Hobbs of this place The election was very quiet, and the vote was the smallest known for years. Mr. Thacli Is a prominent attorney at the Athens bar and a fi/mor member of the Alabama house of representatives and will make a very fine senator. A promise bringr made to Governor Henderson by the friends of former Hen* ator Horton that a man in full accord imi sympathy with the Henderson ad ninist ration would be sent to replace Norton, who was a friend and a sup* 5oi ter of the administration if Horton -v.is Riven the chancellorship. 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