M’LAURIN’S PLAN OF
South Carolina to Stand Be
hind Warehouse Receipts
Issued on Staple
Stagnation Last Fall Showed How
Extensively Entire Nation De
pends on Prosperity
of the South
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
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
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
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
For Infanta and Children.
Mothers Know That
Always / .
Bears the Xflf
A $ '»
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(
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
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.
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 '
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
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
Mr. Jones did not give me "a sound Hog
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.
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
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
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
The Nashville already Is at Santo
Domingo city and the gunboat Wheel
ing could he sent over from Port Au
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Mr. N. Simmons, retired, 214 S. Main st.
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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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