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TUESDAY, MAY ll, 1915.
Go to Chautauqua and forget about
African savage: "Civilised, warfare.
It Is to laugh/*
Germany seems to be a bad crimi
nal run amuck.
Give us a new definition ot civiliz
ed . warfare for our dictionary.
"Women Out Stripping the Men."
Headline. Depends on what you
Tho farmers of the northwest com
plain that the eelworm is play'.ng 'eel'
The more we hear of the Germans
the more we think of old Vic. Huerto
and his gang.
? "O' ??
Aa Booker would say, add to the
Joba we dont-want: President ot the
It's about time for Brother Booker
of the Spartanburg Journal to give
us a report on the blackberry crop,
Lord Beresford says the Lusitania
- should hare had an escort of battle
ships. Well now alnt he original.
A Savannah man got 20 years for
stealing liquor. He ought to have
. been given a hero medal for drinking
Aa yet Col. Aftermath hasn't told
un how to pronounce the name of
that Russian town, Paxytutnuywsut
Potllcker ls that which a politician
loves to tell his rural constituency he
ate when growing up "back on the
In conducting the. Injulry into the
sinking of the Lusitania Lord Mer
sey : probably will not be inclined tn
' ' o
The pen Ie mightier than the aword;
bat when it comes to comparing the
former with the submarine we are
' somewhat doubtful.
We don't suppose. Kaiser Bill will
take time to read, these mean things
we are saying about ht?, but we mean
it just the same.
Th? Nations? Association of Hosi
ery and Underwear manufacturers,
be Ins believers le. a protective tariff,
Insist that the Wilson administration
bas knocked the nock? off business -
Greenwood Journal. Some businesses
aaa?e'd'tnat very feing.
THE MSITANTA ASSASSINATION.
Moralising as/to the. depth of bar
barism In wbtoh such warfare as that
exemplified In the sinking of the Lusi
tania by a German submarin?, off th.
j Irish roast last Friday |H a m liter
which may be left to the unofficial
presentation of Hi?' American senti
ment, for the ?Ituatlon ls noi oin- that
calls for fin?; words or phros.s. hut
for the most direct und clean-cut pre
sentation possible of the American
point of view to the German govern
The blood-curdling sacrifice of de
fenseless neutrals' Uves In this lat
est of horrors muk?s the position of
the United States perfectly clear in
this matter. While th?| torpedoing of
the Lusitania does not differ from the
case of tile Ka 11m, except in magni
tude of the crime against humanity,
and while the Gulfllght ?ase is one
wholly one that belongs to the United
States In Its every phase, the case of
the Lusitania, us stated, calls for tho
most dlrwct presentation of the Amer
ican point of view. And we believe
thal In President Wilson the United
Stales has a representativ^^who can
and will do this In a manaor perhaps I
more effective than any other individ
ual that could be had. The. world, BO
to speak, is on tip too awaiting the
presentation to Germany wjiich the
president of the United States will
make of this matter.
Whatever position the president
may take, we have the assurance,
from his past conduct in clrcum
stain ? K that must huve tried his
soul to the limit, that it will be the
most lofty one; that lt will be calm,
but not suggestive of uncertainty:
firm but with no hint of the "bully,"
free from anything pertaining to un
kindness, but not to be mistaken in
This presentation of the American
point of view should embody:
1. An immediate demand on the
part of the state department on Ger
many for an explanation", regret and
apology for a deed which, the State
paper should leave no doybt in the
minds of the recipients, has pro
foundly shocked the world-conscience
and stired a neutral and friendly gov
ernment as nothing else has dono
since the war began.
2. The Immediate assurance that
the abhorrent practice as exhibited In
the Lusitania and other like cases
shall not be repeated.
3. W0?IleLk2aW>?<id-pe made clear
that reparation and indemnity for tho
loss o? life of American citizens ls
demanded. tn no sense can there be
any adetflKlte reparation or Indemnity
for so inexcusable an .. International
4. While reasonable time for the
ascertainment of facts must, of
comae, be given, it should also b>
made clear that unnecessary delays
and a recalcitrant attitude will be
viewed as entirely unfriendly, and. if
persisted in, will unquestionably lead
to a decided change of attitude on
the part of the United States govern
ment, with possible reprisals, if ex
planation and reparation,, which is a
thing inconceivable, be refused.
6. Id order that the German gov
ernment may be made aware of the
moral, as. well ai the legal aspects
ot the case, the fact that murder is
no less murder even If, the murderer
or his aiding and abetting agents notl
ey the victima in advance, and that
piracy ia' no less piracy even if in
ternational law be thrown to the
winda and national acts beyond mor
al Justification are) indulged) tn on
the ground that war breaks down all
lawa and restraints between people
and nations, should bo set out.
6. Above all. and beyond anything
else, must be tho firm demand, how
ever, that the practicer, drat revealed
In the Balaba case, continued In the
Gulfllght and reaching Ita climax, a?
far aa American interests are con
cerned, in the destruction of the Lusi
tania, must stop, and that the United
States insists upon the absolute as
surance that this kind of Inhuman
warfare shall cease.
MAKE BRITAIN YIELD.
According to Senator Hoke Smith
of Georgia, who ls. closely observing
developments in the matter of cot
tonshlpmenta to European countries
tba next congress will be lo favor ol
giving Great Britain the choice be
tween modifying her orders In coun
cil or facing' an embargo on tba ex
portations of arms and ammunition
from the United States.
Following a discussion with state
d?partaient officials, Senator Smith
declared that there waa no recourse
left tba United States except to re.
oort to auch means aa lay within it?
power to compel tba British to re
aped the neutral rights of Americana;
All may ba fair in love and war,
bat wbat's fair may not be alway?
Sinking of tl
Editorial View? Fros* Home of the I
War B) A ssa-'.I nal ?un
(New York Times.)
FfMII <Mlt i (Cpl I I I, .. Ill of State I lif rt- mutt go
I'I the liiipcnnl government nt Berlin n denian I
tlmt tin- Omnana ?'lull rio i. i..-. r make war
like nvagi . dnillk ?kith blood, I hut they shall
eeaac to w<ek Itu- attainment ?if their hy
I hi- u>*ujuiiiation of uon-rouihalnnt? arid irn
tr?l?. In thu In-.'.,iv of war* there i? no
single tlr?i ran pe rabia m it* inhumanity und
Ita horror to the destruction, without irarninji
hy Geminn torpedoes of il-.- great steamship
LUM tania, with mona than l.xoo wmi* on naurd,
ami among them mort- flinn IOU Anni.un?.
Our tim ia nd must ls* muir, and lt ?ill li?
heeded. uni??? Germany m her mailne.? would
hu ve it undent ood that uhr i* at war Hil li
Um whola civilised world. For many hon;,
v.M ir.luy iii? hope wo? cherished timi th? p??
.angrra and new ol the ?hiii luid baan caved,
hut Infer it ara* made certain that there hm!
Iieen mi appalling IIMJI of hf,., mut than their
wa* here full realisation of the ext rettie, serum? -
uc?? of Un* Loiret art of barbarity mid of il*
?fleet u|>oti (Mir relation? to the war. lt will Mit
tin- Aineriran |>cople a? they have not been
Stirred inure the destructiMi of the Minne in ilie
harbor ol Havan*, ami enveniment mid people
will he untied in the resolve that Germany iiiu-t
lr railed ni..,:, to bring her |.rar I ice? into ron*
fortuity nilli the litige? of civilised warfare.
Germany bia ?nntonly and without provona
lion atilt ti. .heir death n lari/e. thrauth n? yet
unknown, number of American*. The Ameri
tan p. ?-i m. i- niionril the Lusitania were go*
ifig alunit ll.eir lawful concerns, tiley were en
tirely within their right, tor nu effective and
lawfully established blockade annulleil Ibeir
privilege to take passage lor KURIBIUI n hun rd a
British .ship. 11 j,! Mich a blockade I,. er estab
lished, even, it w.mld have t.eeii n monstrous
rrim? for n Oarman aubmarina tn -.?mi the ?Ino
In the bottom ?ill MM warning mid without
affording an opportunity' to save the live? of the
-lilli'-- company. The romniandrr of the (?cr
inan Mlbmar?na had n right to destroy thc
Lusitania, en enemy -Inp. ginee it i< obviou*
thnt lie could not with eafety have attempted
to ink' her a? prite to a (?en.ian port, hut it
ha? alway? Iieen the law of ?rn ot ?ci that ihe
passenger* und crew of a ?hip ?topped or fci-ed
mu-t lie Inkeii off l?efoie ?he ia muk. The lo*?
of M) gieat a utimlier of the passengers ?uni clew
ot the l.u-ilaiiia ?how* that thia humane nile
wit? inlhli-s.ly disregarded hy the German cap
lain. It U an url, therefore, which tall* c-Lvr
Jv within the ?cope and intent of our soleum
admonition tu Germany.
It ?II on I vin UM i v 10 flint our Ambassador
nt Berlin nu? Ulai rucad to ?oy io the German
government that wc roold not assent to thc
poliry embodied in it? declaiatioii of a war
zone ul..,ni the British Ihlaud and tu request
that governmeu' "to confider 'lefore uctiou i?
taken the critical situation in tr*pert to the
retation* between tin? country and Germany
which micbt im-.- wrie tlie German naval forrvi
. ? * to dertroy any men-bant ve-?el of tiic
United Ktotc* or caune the death of American
ritj*eii?." Wc further warned Urnnan>' that it
would lie difficult for tin? government to viet'
aurhs art? in any other light than u* an batta?
fcnsihle violation ol neutral right?, "which lt
would be very bard, indeed, to rreomcilo with
tba friendly rrlatbn* .now happily subsist mg be
tween tba two govemuienta." Proceeding then
tit employ a diplomatic fonnula . ju-.y i?ecc?
aary in nitereourer between two friendly nation*,
we further adnioni.hed the Imperial government
that we *bould lie const rained In bolt! it to
.tnct arcoon jbilily for Mich act? of ita naval
authorities, "and lo take any step? it might be
necessary to take to ?a fe gu a rd American live?
and property juid to ?ecure to Aineriran citi
aeua tba full enjoy nient of their acknowledged
right? on the high ?ea?."
Gemiany ba* disregarded thnt warning. Th?
aerie* of ?rt? which include* the attack upon
the dishing, the sinking of the Falaho, hy
whirh the life of an American passenger ?rai
bait, and thc destruction of tin- A.nun ?hip
Gulflitiht flying Ihe American flag, now tearhi-i
it* rulniiuation in tho sending lo their death !?>'
dastardly asaanaui method* of a large number
of American passenger* on the l.n?itonia. lt i
a maller of Ihe gravest import for Oertnaiiy
that in this case there ran tte no disch^mrr ol'
The evidence of deliheratioti. of an intent to
destroy tbi* particular .-.Lip, i* too neurly con
clusive to be ignore?!. Upon the very' day the
Lu*itar:" ?ailed the Imperial German Embassy
' at \Va*hii.a,ion caused to lie published in the
1 newspape-* of thi* country an advertisement
warning traveler* that ?hip* flying the flag oi
Great Br,*.* in were liahle to destruction in thc
water* abott the British Island* and that pas
sengers "aaCing in the war aone "oo abip* of
Great Britain or her "allie* do so at their own
rink." There were other warning* . They were
not heeded by the passenger* who soiled on the
Lusitania, simply because it wa* impassible for
them to believe* that a great civilised nation
> like Germany would wantonly destroy ? mer
chant -Inp carrying only peaceable non-com
batants. Wa have learned much about Ger
IIIT <. since the war began, much that has
?hocked UM world'? arasa of buiuanity, but thia
I I ingot.ul deed waa held to he within the do
, main of the incredible until it wa* perpetrated.
lt transcenda in atrocity anything our govern
' ment could have apprehended at the time it
- issued ita warning.
Now, aa a necessary eeuuence of our note of
I February 10 thee? munt be a further ronununi
cation, and it must be something more than
' a protest. We must demand that Germany
i shall not contiiiin? to make war on us. We
may present the demand with reasonable con
fidence that Germany will pay herd to it. She
bas dca te herself irreparable barm by ber .pro
cedures in the war. beginning with tba devas
tation of Belgium, and it ia harm in thia* ale?;
dreadftf instance without any compensating
gain. Th? Germana cannot advance their causa
; by forcing the world lo perceive ?nd admit
, that they are a people , apart, that the)- ara
bent upon making war by ptetboda and prac
' tice? whirh civilised nations have long since
^ renounced arni condemned and try exhibiting
. a deg!M of brutality which ia commonly aa
, aorialed with madneac. lt ls not to ba behav
ed that ' Mtber tba German government or 1 lu
derman people ?ira wholly ina*!, and the notice
1 wa ara.' compelled to lake of tba destruction
of tba Lusitania will, we hope, serva to recall
, them to sena? aral reason.
They cannot fail to understand lha effect lbw
' dead will have 'upon public sentiment in the
i Uni tad Stats?. Whlla there ?nay bara baan
. come among tia who, up to thia moment, ware
( inclinad to hold a suspended judgment a* to the
Justification* and proc?dures of Germany, now
' Uta American people will ba of om mind. We
, nra proverbially a people not easily aroused to
pa asl na, there wilt now ba lit las of tba*. Tba
Ararariaaa paopH wit Uti that H ia their ditty to
ba calm, because tbs ocoasaoa ia too serious for
ir-iulgeoce la vain eiritement. And happily
tbera U a) Uta havd of tba nation h man cf
lent Edited Pupers ot the Country.
proved KUMiflth mu? balai* .-. Presiijmt Wilson,
I ?pru UM <>i lu? M rennth Bini ll** (labil'ial -.drer
nea* of Iii' judgment, will-ii .-i oil promptings
lo imreiis"i,ul,|e or I.:, 'v sr two Mut hr knows
lin- |>eople who luive out linn r.l the head of
thc nation, h<- will in*l fort i rr-1)1 :.i ... und un
ilrrMinnl Ihr ixl 11 lg tim! pervades ihr country
today, unii hr ?tU-rrspAnd to it hy lui, mg thc
rum, wier roufM which pn-tice, right, uni
houor drfiial.d. < i
Time.tn Keep Cool.
-]...;?. i rn WP ur? in osnmi.ii with lit? real
. .I I hf wmld over th?? htrrnr of the appalling
hi? of liff ntl thf lusitania now. inorr linn
rvrr, our country should keep cool and I?' gnid
? il liv judgment rather than hy . mot mn
Wr tnov Jiltiut rverytbiiiK thut ?nay I* char**.*
?I in connection with lin.? hundir disaster in
which thrrf is int Uni thr added mull ol
pifOlfdilatiiML Wi> ..inv rutulanUI Ihr want on
disregard of thr livi-r of neutral?, not to spent
of tho-* of nniinomtmlntit?. Wc tuny prides!
(Jermany'a munnin: ??ur warume. ihm for loa*
of American liff in hrr minn: mir I ?Ofral inns
she wixild lie hrh! to "strict accountability.*'
Alni lifter nil I? ?aid. ?ta pill?t Mill-|to 'low,
eiffpt ii? to making clem Mir protest and thc
fur? I hut reparation w ill lie demanded.
Germany ia tusking war. seriously, intensely,
-hr irevo thr world due warning of hrr pur*
I OH- io niakf undcr?en attack on Knglish ci .in -
infrrf. More limn that, pfinr to thc sailing of
thf I.iiMtnnm. due v. ar mug was l(ivfn of thf at
tempt Ulai would hf umdr. Advert uement over
the ri gnat ure of thr German embassy in Wash
ington forewarned those MU Lng upon the ginni
Cunardfr n? lo what, they might r?|?ert. Bul
all thal ?I??'? Wit excuse the hriitality ?rf the
Lusitania horror I
Our protest inudf lo Ilia Gem?an government
nt the beginning of thf undersea campaign was
riglit: we -lu.iilil rrpejt it. now following the
Lusitania horror, in languette, if possible, even
more emphatic; we should (jive Germany to un
derfund beyond ult question that we will de
mand* u reckoning mid enforce tint derunnd.
lint tliHt does no' tvecessurily tiienii war. Thf
people of t'..- t'niieil .State? do not want a war;
they have no ri rsi re to lieronie euihroile?] in
thu? European upheaval, and rouservativr Amer
ica will coiiijrululatr herself that lhere is ut
the head ol the govennnent a niau who boa
(tcninuitruted his cupuhility in dealing coolly,
ralfuly and dispassionately wt di each individual,
incident that han brought us into contact with
the quarrel across the Atlantic.
It is this .-ame dispassionate coolness that is
Heede?! now more than ever, and wr do not
doubt that President Wilron will br equal to
this occu ton. as he has shown himself lo be to
others. As long as I herr is an honorable way
for the United Stairs) lo avoid hostilities, not
alone with Germany,' rast ?rith any of the wur
ring ?Mil inns, it is the Sroursr^for us to pursue,
lu no single incident yet have we Huffered abra
dion o' our nat ional honor: nor U there any
rcanou to believe that, in eb-taimng from bys- '
terieul liante, we will do'so in this instance.
There are in the porta of this country sonic
170.O00.0OO worth ?>f rs?nnin -i.ips, inti-med here
i or the war. Hrrrin may lie found Germany's
bond for the satisfying of American demands:
omi that we will rte tu it ?iui those demand?
ar? enforced to tire letter cannot be doubted.
Steady to the Shock.
Plainly the destruction of American live? on
the Lusitania, at thr sudden a-?ault of a (irr
u?an submarine boat, bringa the United Slate,
fare to face with a situation long for seen us the
gravent possibility of complications between thi
country and Germany. The American govern
ment, upon receiving notification ir>| Germany's
purpose to sink metchaiit vessrls plying british
water*, put itself upon ?record as tlrtenninrd
to hold Germany to "rt "?rt arcountahility" fo.
Ihr sinking nf menean ship by "uccidenl" and
to a lurga "measure of responsibility" for thc
loss of American lives on peaceful ships of other
nations ?lrstroyed without full opportunity, ac
I cording to the usages of nations, for the safety
of those a* nani. The precise "measure of
responsibili: whirh would be assessed has
not bren defined. The matter is still open, hut
the incident of the Lusitania brings it to tbr
point of definition.
The attitude of the United States wag baaed
on general principles, not on specific complaint.
Obviously, Germany's art is not directed against
this country, anil any injury suffered by the
United States or ita citizens ii an incident of
tlie German warfare upon British commerce.
Thc Cn-nnan doctrine is that the belligerent hat
the right to mark out a too*/ of war upon the
high seas, within which all rules ure suspended
and all rights lost to neutrals. Tho*e who enter
it come at their peril and have no rediras for
injuriea suffered. Within that tone the Germans
ish ship they can reach, according such oppor
havr declared their purpose to sink every Brit
tuuitiea for safety to those aboard as the rt
tgenriea of the situation permit, and no More.
They have given extensive and repeated warn
ing of their intent iona and have moreover, given
many examples of their ability to carry them
The American doctrine la that neutral ships
have tba right to pass freely on the seas: that
tb? buRMaa of war must stand aside for the
bueincee of peace; that the belligerent en
croaches at bia peril on the right of the neu
tral, rainer than that tba neutral encroaches at
bia peril on tba right of the lielligerent. By the
rights of belli;*rent or neutral in thia definition
ia meant auch aa ara areli rstabllabed and rec
ognised in tb? international code. Ona of 'tba
moat clearly defined and firmly established of
thesse ia the obligation of a lielligerent to spare
tba H voa of peaceful persons aboard ships sub
ject to captura at aaa: Then? ht no provision
for such method of warfare as tba Oermans
baye, instituted through the a gen ry of aubma
lines. Tba possibilities of tba submarine have
not baan estimated heretofore in tba prepara
tion of codea gswarning war. Tb? Germana evi
dently bold that they are not to ba bound hy a
coda that i* not up with tba developments of
war facilities, wheo they have eugine* at bond
whick may eave their national exfastence. Thora
ia aorrtethini in that arrurneot aa it; applies to
tba enemy, but it bai very little for?a aa ta tba
neutral totareat. On the other hand, if tba prea
anea of a neutral aboard an enemy ship balda
that ship immune against attack under tba
Oarmaii codas obviousty tba whole system may
bedefrated by tba very ?impfe tlc vire of thc
enemy taking always a neutral aboard. 80 tba
problem begin* to spread unrhedistel- tba point
of division la paaaed. Tba whoa* tat n ia as to
tba right of way upon tba aaaa between tba bel
ligerent and tbs) neutral tt?iit?L It ia precisely
UM amino issue aa that p reata.led ia our disputo
with Groat Brits m over aaterfereoco wit? Amer
ieaa wsmaramaj. In tho one case, tba losa of
property wad profits alono bi yaarorned, in tba
otho? hura an Ula-ia tb? c-nsMoratioa. Ia puro
wagon tba* lg no rtiatfcrtia-. but, tbatt U a
When the mercury creeps up above
the 80-mark, it's high time to hike for
a low temperature suit.
We've a wonderfully cool, collected
lot of zephery, feather-weight gar
ments fresh-blown from the finest
tailors. Palm Beaches, Mohairs and
Tropical Worsteds. .
We've ordered them cut in lithe, bouy
ant lines that make them LOOK as
airy as they FEEL. They're the best
comfort-insurance you could possibly
buy, and fully as fashionable as a trip
They'll bring the northern coolness to
you from now until Fall for from $$
Boys' Palm Beaches $4.50 and $5.
"TtW Stm .mB? m Cmmkma
.point ni which rernon vanishes and ?entunen*:
dominates. Ha* tlint point been readied with
thc iii i li m j: out of a hundred American liven
in a twinkling, a.? thc Lusitania irj? destroyed?
There has been ample opportunity for ron-id
eration of the possibility of jus; such n tlnng
ss has happened. The finking ?>f the Lusitania
has I iee n many times imagined, and especially
on her fated voyage was the matter freshly in
tile mind of the world. It can hardly lie said
that the desi ruction of the vessel is a .-ni prise.
The loss of life incident to it is a shock end a
horror, however, to a word already mk with
the woe of war. The people of the United
States will not lose their balance suddenly in
the force of this blow. There will be com
paratively few to follow the foolish lead of ex-'
President Roosevelt in denouncing ihe art as
"pure piracy," and calling for swift action by
the government, whatever that may mean. The
great body of Americana will await in patience
and confidence tbe weil erm.Jeered course of the
president of the United ?taie-, wno is charged
with lise welfare of the country, and who bas
shown a full uppr? -intiou of .oe resopnsibilitira
of his office and un bbi!!i? to guide the nation
m troubled waters. When, upor a full inves
tigation and ascertainment of all tbe farts, tho
president determines the course for the country
to pursue, he will have the loyal support of
every true American in it.
|f Germaay Triampur*.
(News and Courier.)
The Springfield Kr publican concludes aa fol
lows a discus-ion of the Kinking of the ' Lusi
"Revolutionary* changes in naval warfare, such
as the Lusitania's fate may forecast, can
hardly fail to throw the established rules of
naval warfare into the melting pot; the very
success of the attack on thia splendid ship may
unfortunately stiffen the German? in their de
termination to maka the meet of their oppor
tunities on the sea, utterly regardless of thc
murderous deterioration in the moral character
of the wartaru which submarine attacks on pas
senger ships involve. The base, inhumanity of
torpedoing such ships without warning tends to
piare the submarine on tbe level of the assassin,
und from this point of view modern civilization
will be neible to escape ita fearful responsi
bility in reshaping tbe laws of war when (bc
final accounting takes place in the great ulti
mate ossiie of the nations."
This sounds well; but what dora it mean?
Suppose Germany should win-aa ia possible, as,
indeed, is not improbable, if aha is to be per
mitted to resort to the use of any and all meth
ods for the destruction of ber enemies-what
force in such event will exist in "modern civi
lisation" which could comped the action which
the Republican urge*? Thia is a reflection which
should help bring home to many the truth that
it ia impossible for the United Slates to be
merely a disinterested observer of the great
The Embassy Warning.
(New York World.)
The Observer gives a copy of the advertise
ment which the German Embassy caused to he
printed in the New York papera, and which
waa disregarded by the Lusitania owners and
the people who took passage on the ship. It ia
conspicuously displayed in targa .type, and in
"box*' form-that is, with nues around it. The
warning ia to this effect:
"Tra vd Wa intending to embark on the At
lantic voyage ara reminded that a state of war
exists between Germany and her allies and
Great Britain and har allia?: that tba ?ona ol
war includes the watara adjacent ta the British
Isle?; that, in accordance with forma) notice
given by the I meriel German government, v.v
srl> frying tim flag of Omit Britain, or of any
of ber allies, are liable to t>-atructiori ia thoa?
watara and that traveller* sailing ia tba war
son* on ships of Great Britain of ber allies
do svo at their own risk.
. IMPERIAL GERMAN EMBASSY,
"Washington, D. C.. April M. IMS."
It ia said that tba embassy'* warning "had
never been officially rcamm imieated to the Mate
dnwri-ment." As tba gmarnrnent is in no way
ras*ort?ble fra- tba Miling, bf British ship?, thc
failure of the embaasy to give notice to tb?
?Uta department Trill scarcely have much legal
bearing on tba atatw* of tba case. Undoubtedly
the Orman government -?rill art much store hy
tba warning it caused to ba prie*ed.
It ba* often kappwaad tba* tnen in their das
Deration hara become outlaw*. But wa treal!
no other in*t**in? ia which a great nation bat
deliberately adarted to betxarive aa outlaw. Thal
ia tba tragedy of tba ! nara ?ala policy tba? tb?
German gti.irmuwU 1? pursuing and. eventually
.tia German people will pay a staggering price
for their gu maiga ?fa folly. If tb? world fa
again to ba -ruled by barbarism, tat K ba a bar
barism that-doa* not aa??quirad? aa Xuhur.
Cl vibration night -better pariah than to sur
vive mo tba tarta? that Gananny otters to anna
The blue or sulphur-bottom whulu
ls one of the largest animals that
has ever existed on earth. Although
tis mouth ?8 so large that a dozen
men can stunt upright in it, HP throat
is only nine Incbea In diameter. An
other curious thing about this enor
mous creature is that its diet consista
chiefly of tiny crustaceans-shrimps
three-quarters of an inch long.
New York City ls declared to be
"the greatest philanthropist in the
world." Jt spends annually in caring
for dependents and the sick about
A species of bird found in British
Guiana has claws at the ends of the
wings, to aid it in climbing trees while
young, but which drop off when the
bird becomes old enough to fly.
The mountains of Porto Rico are so
magnetic that they attract surveyor's
plumb-lines, and lt has been found
that some old surveys are Incorrect
by .half a mlle or more. . .
Young female eels make their way
i from salt to fresh water, and wheu
full grown return to the sea.
Big- Pigeon Balser.
Judge Davis made his first ship
ment of pigeons thia week from his
pigeon farm. The shipment, which
included 100 pairs of pigeons, was
made to Capt. A. C. White at Flor
ence. It is understood that Judge !
Davis received a fancy price for the|
Marilee District No. 3 ia the first
district in the county to observe the
compulsory attendance act Harli co
ia taking advantage of the provisions
of the act and the trustees are mak
ing a systematic canvass to see that I
Ita provisions are enforced. Harllee|
I ia to be congratulated upon thia pro- ?
gresalve step. May others follow its]
example.-Dillon Herald. *!."'?
Bounding Vp Horse?.
Another train of 18 cara of horses
bound tor the Virginia coast for ship
ment to the allied forces, ? passed
through Seneca last Wednesday.
There were about 360 animals in the
lot. A few days before this a load of
700 horses passed Seneca. Agents of
the belligerent factions of Euro pi) are
scouring the whole South for these
horses, taking only the choicest stock
that can be found. Thia means, of
course, that within a abort time
thia country will conaequently suffer
horses will nearly double in price and
a aerioua loas.-Seneca Farm and
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Tickle? and Decelr*d.
An egg plant bearing tomatoes ia a
nature freak ' being exhibited by
Thomas Hill, an expert gardener of
Bevler. Mr. Hill 1? fond of conduct
ing experimenta with plant life, and
explains that the misguided egg
plant la the result ot seed inocula
tion.-Kansas City Times.
Nnam*! Mr, Stubbs 1
What, in the meantime, has become
of your old Armageddon friend, Wal
ter Roscoe $tKbbs? .Boy, kindly
pago Mr. -Stubbs. Cal 1-1-1 for
Mls-a-ater Stub-b-bss!-Kansas City
"Did yon ?ota tor prohibition rv.
.?I-did." replied Col. Bottletop. "I
thought lt would please my folks and
make no difference. I had ' no . idea
so many , other people were going to
rota tba same way."-Washington
To smooth rusted flatirons, take n
rough piece of towelling and cover it
with salt. Rub the . heated iron on
this, then rub ovor lt a piece of clean
Paint the inside of bureau drawers
with white enamel If you would have ?
them fresh and easy ut clean.
Before cutting newly baked bread
always dip the knife in boiling water.
After fowl of any kind is cleaned
the inside should be rubbed thorough
ly with a piece of lemon before the
dressing is put in.
A bag full of naptbloin suspended
Inside a closed well or cistern will
drive away the female mosquitoes,
which Beek these places to lay their
eggs, without Imnjrtlng any unpleas
ant taste:or odor to the water.
The so-called "death watch," with
Its mysterious ticking at night time,
ls due to nothing more serious than
the'furniture'beetle. The larva of
this insect burrows in tbe furniture,
making the pinholes which are often
to be seen in old furniture.
Work i. s begun on tv/o grand
stands at the race track on Hampton
avenue for the accommodation of the
large crowds that will attend the fire
men's tournament in Greenwood May
18. 19 and 20. Bach stand will hold
2.000 people. Mr. W. W. Fouette has
the contract and will finish the work
in a short time.-Greenwood Journal.
Buys a Spring.
Col. J. T. Harris, who discovered
and developed Harris Llthla Spring
and later White Stone, baa bought
himself another mineral spring. The
lateat purchase IB up at Campobel lo,
a spiring that haB a fine local reputa- .
lion. , It was one time owned by Dr.
J. T. Calvert and associates of Spar
tanburg. 'A farm of over 200- acres
goes with the purchase.-Greenwood
Oxford Student Bnsy.
Mir. J. L. Glenn hus received a let
ter from the Belgium relief authori
ties in New York stating that Mr. J.
L. Glenn, Jr., who left Orford univer
sity several weeks ago with other
Rhodes acholara to do relief work lu
Belgium, is still at Namur and ta do
ing yeoman service. Owing to dis
turbed condition of tho mall facili
ties ia it very difficult to get letters
through, and lt has been several
weeks since a letter waa received
here direct from Mr. Glenn himself.
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5? Proal. Here.
There ls no ut for tba: weather
man to adhere BO strictly to the dry
We dont like tho way some people
farm, ma 'a store or practice Jaw a
bit better than they do tho way we
run this paper. So we ara quits -
York News. \
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Ii win be encouraging to the chil
dren ,to learn thru front the; seed? of
the ca?*?* oil "plant a Oermtn chemist
bas . extracted what is aatd to be th o ?
moat powerful pol eon known--Dillon
Ok, Yea, Of Cearae.
Tea, gentle, reader, lt ls entirely
proper to ; send - the editor strawber
ries by parcel post if yon caa not de
liver them in person.-Abbeville Med- <