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15he CKeraw Chronicle jl, .^^^S^SSSBESR.ij^ 5=^^=55= .. _ ll'IIB Volume 19 CHERAW, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S, C? SEPTEMBER 30. 1915 Number 40 ^ . ,. , CUITIi nnmiATA I AUSTRIA ?" ? ' omnn rncuiuio RISEFOR GOTTO WILL* GO -BEYOND 15 CEN'. Junior Senator Tells How Banks G Aid Movement of Crop. Heavy J War Orders. r * r L Columbia, Sept, 27.?"Cotton w eertalnly go beyond 15 cents. Jt how much I won't say, nor will I i peat what I said to u Columbia Bank this morning. But cotton is goin above 15 cents a pound. The above was United States Sen tor E. 1). Smith's optimistic aummai of the cotton situation when in C lumbia Suturday. His conclusion, 1 explained, was based on two factors: One that the 15)15 crop will not 1 more than 10,500,000 bales; the oth< the exorbitant demand for cotton f< the manufacture of war munition whlcty is l>ecomiiig more urgent eac day to meet heavy orders from Europ plus the imi>cndlng crisis-in MexU and the api>eal for increased armamei in the United States, incident 1 threatened complications with Euro] ean countries. nenator Mimtli alHo made a strlkin analog}* between tbe present crop an that of 1914. "Last year we produce more than 10.000.000 bales. Despit the demoralization of the Europeai spinners and 4the fact that the cottoi . exchange were dosed a large portloi ot the season we have consumed pxmct teally all of last year's crop. This yea j^g^y^^rtetonly about 10,500,00? |,v money should be loaned on cottonf a 6 per cent, also came in for hexte arguments by the junior senator. H explained that he had recently bee in Washington In session with the r< serve board, and that while there, e his suggestion, the board had agree that the stream of money available fc discounting cotton receipts would t shut off from that bank which dii counted cotton palter at a hlgh< rate of Interest than 6 per cent Sue ruling, he added, precluded the idc of the bank's acquiescence in the pr vision of the law as being options The banks were compelled to compl he asserted, to remain an active pa or the reaerai reserve Rysiem. "It seems that you Just cant drb It into the banker's head that th< can discount any volume of cott< receipts, irrespective of the size capital stock or assets of the bank he continued. "If the cotton is pro erly insured, and graded and placi where there will be no exposure weather conditions, by the provisio of the law the cotton is a bankli asset, and the bank is compelled discount the paper at 0 per cei This discounted paper is then sent i to the reserved bank and rediscount at 3 per cent. And any bank can d count $.1,000,000 worth of commercl paper if it should be called on to do ! There's no limit, just so the farm complies with the provisions of t law in housing, insuring and gradl his cotton. The central reserve ba issues a steady stream of notes to d count this paper, and the capital of meml?er bank has absolutely nothi to do with the volume of nnner it d counts on cotton. The notes are lssu on three-fourths of the market val of the cotton." Senator Smith claims the autlv ship of that section of the federal serve act which places cotton In 1 class with other commodities, up which the government will Issue not Mesdames Trout and Ross, of Ca spent Friday last in the city. t?* Miss Annie Coward spent Tuesf in Chesterfield. Miss Jnnle Rrown, of Cash sp< Tuesday In the city. Mr. W. J. Strlcklln, of Dillon, S. spent Sunday in the city with parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Strickl .. AmOAS* SADOR DUMB A NNo 'Leave of Absence;" Safe Conduct As Soon As His Nation Admits He ought to be Fired. rS Washington, Sept. 27.?Dr. Constantino Dumba. Austro-Huugarlan Ambasador to the United States, will be formally recalled by his Government, according to assurances given American Ambassador Penfleld at the Vienna Foreign Office. >? * m. cuuciu uhh oeen instructed to make clear informally thut "leave of absence" for Doctor Dumha would not ill satisfy the request of the United Lgt Stntes in its foriunl notice asking for the recall of Doctor Dumba. Mr Pen?e fleld was advised that the wishes of er the United States would l>e complied 8 with. A note 011 the subject is being prea" pnml and immediately upon its re ry ceipt. safe conduct home for Doctor o- Dumba will be arranged and the lncldent so far as the United States is wncerned will l>e closed. Until forDial notification of Doctor Dumba's er recall is received, State Department ,r officials will make 110 announcements. 8> They are ready, liowever ^to hurry negoatntions for the safe conduct the e? moment satisfactory word arrl\)es ro Vienna, in order that Doctor Dumha R may sail on the steamer Rotterdam .0 this week in accordance with his plans. > Written assurances that Hadame t\- 1? " iMilium couui proceen without fear of g interference from British or French (1 authorities was mailed Saturday, the d Aliie<l Embassies having notified the e Department that safe conduct was a superfluous In the case of a non-comd batant a ' nr RESCUE WORK, r 8 storm and flood at Port Arthur, Texas. In the Port Arthur Record, a daily * newspaper, the following article appeared : e "When the story of the storm and n Jood at Port Arthur is written, and ^ proper cre<llt is given to those who deserve recognition for their great ^ service during the first three or four ,r days, the name of Dr. David S. Rehl. ^ city health officer nt the time, will B" occupy a conspicous place in the roll !r of honor. ** "It was duo to the exigencies of the a situation that the writer of this report found n refuge in the office of Dr 1 * Reld during the storm and the succee^ y* ding days of ?"he first week.Bedrnggle?l. r* hungry, wet through to the skin nr.d back again, and also dry with thirst. re the reporter wis found by the city iy doctor and given hostage and comfort. )n "During those memorable days and of utrrhf nf Anpnntiiinv if 1 IP Rolil'tt fblliPll I In his office and Mi? roceipien* of his I*" many courtesies, toe activities of the I ^ physician conhl he obsen*pd easily. an*l 40 it is here said without reservation of 118 any kind that no other man, lie he city official or private citizen, was more soto llcitous for the health and comfort of it everyone, great and small, than Dr. on Rohl. lie spoiled his dress clothes the first night and then donned his hath Is" rohe. ^.<1 /which atlre he ' answered lfll calls day and night, going to all parts *?* of the city. If he slept any during 1(ir the first three days and nights it was h? not observed by his guest, whose duty ng it was to keep his eyes open and see nk everything that happened at that la- time." ' a Dr. Reld is a sin of the late Capt. np W. L. J. Reid of Oheraw hand he has is- several sisters and brothers: John S. led Reid of Greensboro, N. C.. who travels ue for a Columbia coneero; Charles Reid of Cheraw, tylss ("Mary Relle Reld or- Rlklns, wife of Rex. John W. Elkins re- of the south Carolina eonferenee, and he Mrs. Kate Reid Davidson of Springon fleld, Mass. es. Dr. Reld was made very ill from blood poison by wadlnp around In sl) the mudy water giving aid to the may sufTerers. AnutrlA Rpmllu Ttiimlm B> Washington. Sept. 28.?Dr. Con stantine T. Dumba, Austrian ambas sador to the United States, has beer formally recalled by his governmen and the state department is arrang Ing with the British and French em C., bassies for his safe conduct on th his: steamer Nieuw Amsterdam". saiVinf lit), j October 5. I NEW ORLEANS IS ISOLATE! Lower Miuiitglpi and Louisiana To\v"i Flooded?New Orleans Light Plant Out of Service. Mobile, Ala., Sept. 20.?New Orleans and the Mlssisslpl Gulf coast tonight were swept by a tropical hurricane *- -? -- .nut uemoraltzed oouiuiuniojition and led to fears of heay loss of life and property. The Mlsslsslpi Itlver levees l>elo\v New Oreleans have broken, houses have lH?en washed away, and at least two lives have been lost in that section according to a wirless message to<lay from the Morgan liner Creole, upward bound for New Orleans. The business district of Itiloxi, Miss., is under six feet of water and train service has been nlwmdoned l>ecause of washouts throughout a large section nlsnit Bay St. i/ouls. Last report coming from New Orle| ans l?efore all means of communication were lost said the c-ity was in darkness l>ecause of the flooding of electric 'Deposit yoi The Bank Chera\ i , STRONGER THAN ALL OTHER I plants. Wind had driven the water in I^ake Ponchartrain above the sea wall, and Milneburg and other New Orleans suburbs along the lake were partilly under water. The advice said automobiles were bringing in the inhabitants of that section, and that no loss of life had been reported. H oowmehbDoeryaewagoyen rsUgvSre JOE MALLOY EXECUTED Joe Malloy, the Marlboro negro convicted on the charge of killing of Prlntlss Moore and (iuy Rogers, two i young white boys of Rennettsvllle, was electrocuted yesterday morning in the State iKMiiteutiory. It will be remomliercd that these two boys left their homes on Thanksgiving Day in 11)11 for the puriHvse of in a gulley the following Saturday not going hunting. Their bodies were found far from the home of Joe Malloy. Prentiss Moore had Imhmi killed by a gunshot wound in the back, near the shoulder blade, while (iuy Rogers was killed a gunshot wound in the breast, which entered in almost a solid mass. After nn Investigation, Joe Malloy was arrested, tried, eonvieted and sentenced to death. The ease was appealed jto tiie state \supreme court several times and opinions were always found adversely to Malloy. Hlf ease was taken to the federal supreim court on ap|ieal. and the highest trl hunal of the nation refused to gran! Malloy. was placed in the chair a' him a new trlay. 12:1!5. When asked If he had a state inent to make the negro replied: i "No other statement than I have nl ready made. I am Innocent. I could' be guilty of It. I am going to glory.' i The current was appled at 12:18 anr I Malloy was pronounced dead at 12:2(1 Two shocks, of nine ami>eros and 1851 volts were given. | LEGAL BLANKS. We carry at nil tlinps n complet Hup of Soufli Carolina Lengal Blank besides a lino of special blanks gntte up by loonl attorneys to fit Into loon " county conltlons. Wc have just a ride to our stock regulation South Carol In J "Claim an<l Delivery" blanks. JOB PRINTING Send us you orders for Job I'rlnttni 5 We please others and can plense yoi All we ask Is a trial. PROCEEDINGS ;0F COURT OF (JEN. ERAL SESSIONS. I Tlie Fall ten# of Court of General SeI sions for This County. For the trial of criminal cases convened at Chesterfield Monday morn* ' ing with Judge T. J. Moulding on the bench. A largo crowd was In at- 1 tendance, owing to the number and importance of cases to be tried. The f grand jury, was set to work and the ' 1 court took up cases of mluor lmport: juice while the grand jury acted upon ' certain otiun 1111a The following - ...rmrorcu vi during the day: rni|i;] s vs McKay and McKay *.s S Phillips. couti med because of Illness of Mrs. McKay, one of the lminirtant ( witnesses In 1 oth cases. Luther Ga ney pleaded guilty to k selling liquor and was sentenced to 1 to three inonl ha on the Kane or a line 1 of $100. Thfc was his first offence. \V. A. Met oil, 24 years old, plead * guilty to for eery, and was given one 1 year on the g ing or In the penitentiary 1 in each of 3 cases. Wlllam Stanley, colored, plead fl guilty to breaking Into drag stere at . Chesterfield. Solicitor recommended v that his sentence lie as light as possl- a l>le as he wat" oAly 14 years old. Sen- ^ ir money m 3 8 of Gheraw \ v, s.| c. : I T Be1 tenced B months 011 gang. tlG Lero^Batnes, colored, plead guilty ad to lioi^P breaking and lurceny. Sen- I)r teuccdB 12 months. ltoyflilunt, colored, plead guilty to so breakiff in house and stealing gun. *' Given ff months. al Cleff Streuter, pleaded (guilty 'to cv nuuisffighter. Solicitor recoiuuieuded lilrcy as the negro he killed was conshftred a bad one. He was given the mLuniunn sentence of 2 years, and ( ' IS months of this was susitended 011 <( good behavior. John McGuger, plead guilty to shooting another jnegro. Sentenced to G months or tine of $100. Case of \V. T. Arant for dis|tosing of proiierty under lien, referred back to arabitrutors for setlement. In the case of I*. K. Hnmer, of Marlboro county, charged with obtaining money from The Merchants and Farmers Hank at Olieraw under false pretences, a misstrlal was ordered, the jury not being able to agree on a verdict. Tuesday morning the time of the Court was taken up with 'he settlement ; 1 of minor lm|K>rtnneo. A true l?ill was found by the grand Jury against all the parties charged with engaging in the Pageland riot of < last March with the exception of ?\Villl* am Wallace. This case was continued to the next term of court. I Court adjourned Tuesday afternoon, t _ YOUR C t 1 Have your cotton ar 1 and reliable companies loss. ; 1 /Z!r; I We insure property < n !j with us and investigate < n * MAYNARD" Phone 84 . I NEWS AND VIEWS FROM STATE CAPITOL tl o: ELECTION TO BE DECLARED rhe Gallona Month Law?State Print- hl ing?General Items of Local : . Interest. U1 - ^ 3r>eelal to The Chronicle. h< Columbia, Sept. 27.?The steering I1* xnmulttee of the prohibitionists has sj x-stponement of the declaration of the egistered a protest against the re<-ent " ? ?? ??*? * * ? * uu ?ci>icuiuer I-*, mm me secretary of state. It. M. McCown, In n ln ublic statement, has explnined that w he iK>sti>onenient was neeessary, an Qr lot a Mingle nieiulier of the board of anvassers except himself was present it the meeting which he called; that le culled in the lieutenant governor. ^ rho attended, hut it was found that ^ err ,11 the returns were not in, and that sjj ietober 5 wus finally fixed as the date or or a subsequent meeting to declare he election. ^ The prohibition steering committee eems to fear that if the declaration of . he result is delayed, some of the couuy dispensaries may purchase additlon1 supplies of liquor, the dispensaries eiug forbidden to purchase any more quors after the result is declnred. "he secretary of state cites the law nder which purchases must be made, je time required for advertising, fqr I ?nled bids to bo submitted, etc., in re- i he calls this "bugaboo, or tll( the We >nth ' in wil go to the suprem^^^^^^M judication, and probably to the suemo court of the United States. Some tur od lawyers think his construcpuply nin nie good lawyers think his construe- *** tn wrong. Mr. Win. I*. fSreene, an ^ ?le lawyer of the Ablievllle bar. disisslng the docission in his newspaper. ' ic Abbeville Press and Banner, dif rentintes the South Carolina statute ' om the principle involved in the do- ,>iU slon of the United States supreinen sm *irt in the Kenuckey ease, upon whico s,n udge Clarv based his decision. $r?A Way Pointed Out. However, the law may be decided, a ,1(. ay has been ]Hiinted out for South 'arolina to have real prohibition. The irohihitlonists have a majority in the s2 :eneral assembly. ami if they want p. eal prohibition it is urge<l that they n>J ould j?ass an net making it unlawful jH 'or one to have ah'hollc liquor in his ni >ossesslon even for jersonal use, aud ni hen prohibit the shipment of it into 91 ?outh Carolina for any puri>ose. There ivonbi then be 110 loophole, and by thus taking advantages of the federal law South Carolina could Ik* made dry. It Is urged that if it can l?e made unlaw- v ful for a person to have more than a gallon a month in his possession for personal use?the only foundation J* upon which the gallon-n-nionth law can stand under the federal law?then it can he made unlawful to have any whiskey at all for jiersonnl or any s lOTTON INSUR/ J ? - ? ? ? ? VMflVIWA J Id inner property ihsuku }; You get fair and prompt >f every description and at jur companies before plai WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS RALEY REALTY & TR i * / / \ / thor use. and the Federal law ha tken advantage of and keep whiskey ut of South Carolina altogether. Of imrse tlil.-i would be a stringent law, ut it is the only logical conclusion of jo whole matter, viewed in the light f the recent election. County Warehouses Under State System. The warehouse at Little Mountain us been taken under the State system, nd the warehouse at Pomarla, which i now about completed, will be taken tider the system this week. Messrs. r. B. Shcaly and C. A. Frlck are the anagers of the 1 Little Mountain warenise. The Wise warehouse at Pros rity has l?eon under the State system nee last November. "% The State Printing. A Joint committee of the two houses ' the general assembly is investlgat-. g the matter of State nrlntlne. nnd Ill hold another session in Columbia i the first of October. There is no >ubt that In the manner in which this inting has been bandied, due to lack any adeqate or efflcent system of e part of the State, there has been a eat deol of waste, and there is posr?illty of great savins to the tax-pays of the State in the Inauguration of proper plan. It is for the purpose making rei?ort and recommendations ing this line that the joint commit? of the two houses was appointed. FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS Ad Increased More Than $5,000,000 During Week Washington, September 25.?Gold in i vaults of the Federal reserve banks sreased more than $5,000,00 during i past week, according to the statethe banks' condition Heptem- A - jro*7 by Um Federal nils within niuturlties^^^^^^Bety L73.000: mntui^^^^^Vnlnety days 213,000. Total^^^MT.OOO. 11 vestments-?Unitfl^Bmates bonds, 32S.OOO; mnnlolpal warrants, $24,i.000 ;Federal reserve notes, net $14,ukers, net. $7.400.000; all other reirces, $,3,577,000. Total reserve reirees, $147,700,000. Liabilities?Capital stock paid tin, 1,748,000; Government deposits, net, 20,041.000;? Federal reserve notes, t. $15.-000,000; all other liabilities .603.000. Total liabilities, $417,700, .Id reserve against net liabilities, .2 per cent: cash reserve against net ibilities. SS.7 per cent; cash reserve ,'ainst liabilities after setting aside 40 >r cent gold reserve against net nount of Federal reserve against net nount of Federal notes in circulation, I per cent. Fetition in Bankruptcy. A voluntary petion in bankruptcy as filed in the United States Dis ? ' ? ... Inn I... T? U?T il l v/inii i iii'ir jrsiriuaj uj iv. mti fatts, of Clieraw. Liabilities of tho etitionor were listed at $4,848,88 and is assets at $2,504. AH kinds Ix>i;al Blanks are kept in toek at The Chronicle office. VNC . I in one of our strong adjustments in case of ; any location; Figure nng your insurance. IT ST CO. Cheraw, S. C.