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WILL NOT BE HJLU
LLOYD GEORGE DECLINES TO
OF DE VALERA.
ELAND IS NOT FREE STATE
The Premier is Careful Not to Close
the Door to Possible Resumption
of the Negotiations.
London.-The arrangements for the
Irish peace conference are cancelled
but the negotiations still are not rup
tured. That in brief is the story of
unexpected and surprising develop
Eamonn De Valera, the Irish re
publican leader, having reaffirmed his
claim to enter the conference as the
representative of an independent and
sovereign state, Premier Lloyd George
declared that such admission Is im
possible. He announces the cancel
lation of the arrangements for a con
The premier is careful not to close
the door to possible resumption of the
negotiations. On -the contrary, he
glies Mr. De Valera and his support
ers the amplest time and opportunity
t reconsider their position.
Declaring that there was but one
aswer to the claim which would be
quivalent to Great Britains -a'cknowl
edging Ireland's right to negotiate a
treaty of closer association with "some
afher foreign power," he mildly re
afeachei the Irish people JDr taking no
stgle step to meet the generous ad
vances of the British government.
Sohooner and Crew Are Lost.
Bridgetown, Barbadoes-The schoon
er Majestic, with 22 passengers and
crew, from Demerara, for Barbadoes,
.9 believed to have been lost in the
hurricane which swept over this re
gion September 8.
Need More Women Preachers.
Chicago.-If there were more wo
me. preachers in the pulpits- there
would be more men in the churches,
1id Miss M. Madeline Southard, pres
flent of the International Association
of Women Preachers.
Home Brew Outfit Explodes.
New Orleans.-John Toney and An.
thony McCallen were killed and Mrs.
Toney and her 12-year-old. son Edward
are in Charity hospital seriously burn
ed as a result, the police say, of an
loding home brew outfit.
Much Wine For Family Use.
ashington.-Internal Revenue Bu
reu officials frankly acknowledged
tha heads of families may, upon filing
not cation with local revenue collect
ors, nanufacture 200 gallons of wine
year1. for home use.
Leed Raft to Find Still.
Macon, 'Ga.-Federal officers floated
down the Ocmulgee river on a raft
hunting for a moonshine camp. They
found a 300-gallon copper distillery.
Belfast RIoting Renewed.
Belfast.-Rioting was renewed in
the North Queen street area here. Two
women were wvounded. Troops were
called out and soon the whole district
was swarming with them.
Spain Demands Guarantees.
Berne, Switzerland. - The Slianish
government is demanding political
and financial guarantees before per
mitting former Emiperor Charles, of
Austria, to take up a residence in
To Have Harmony Orgnientisn.
Chicago-An organization -to pmb'
isepe. Jese.eead good feeltsg be
wqee-Ua elasse, steenasoetls
In Amierica was aaneed in the pro
esg of formati6n heriir.
MennonItes Must Leern English.
Winnipeg, Mani-Manitoba. is' pre
pare4 to enforce the teaching-of Eng
lish to every7 Mennonite child of the'
province during the coming term.
Washington. - The' report of the
Stat .ommission on the reorganisa
then of the departments . of govern
ment, will be in the hands ,of the
Pr'euideut Oetober 1, it is . indicated.
Islternaio'nai Court 5.eh.
Geneva-The bench of .the' interna
tional court of je-stice elected by the
assemnbly and coneil of the leagub' of
qapes appears .to. gite genral sa is-'
tahicsn to t!he defegtes with few' et
esgtoms. Uheves judgs~ weie choee,
Imei.tIsh John Basqett ,Moore
$$tst Va.-Tes. --Five allegM
sguashlmers and two of the largs
and meet" comiplete istilleries ever
-in this secdienewres captuted'b
a poese led by'86erit -John M. Littis
ton of Ablngton.
Citadel Team Ties Score.
Charleston. S. C.-Citadel men were
gratified in receiving the news that
-the cadet rifle team at Camp Pspvy
bad ied the Universt~y of giebigan
1C first place In the R. 0. T. C.
GAS APPROVED BY
CONFERENCE ON LIMITATION OF
ARMAMENT WILL NOT REC
OMMEND ITS ABOLITION.
DOUBTS OF PERMANENT PEACE
The Proposition is Advanced That a
Gas Bomb Is Equally as Humane as
a 1,000-Pound Shell or Torpedo.
Washington. - Poison gas as a
means of warfare ha come to stay.
America's military e-xperts join with
those of other countries in insisting
that the gas bomb is just as humane
as the torpedo or the 1,000-pound shell.
Any idea that the United States army
experts will advise the American dele
gation to the conference on limitation
of armaments to propose the aboli
tion of poison gases can be dismissed
as out of the question.
. President Harding in his invitation
to the other powers poinLed out that
"it may be found advisable to formu
late proposals by which in the interest
of humanity the use of new agencies
of warfare may be suitably con
A canvass of military authorities
develops the fact that the American
army holds chemical warfire to be a
recognized and desirable means of
warfare-that is just as desirable as
any other means of killing the troops
of the enemy. The experts say they
hope the time will never come when
war is necessary to settle disputes
between nations. They are just as
axious for permanent peace as any
other Americans, but Mr. Harding
himself in his speech to the Army
War College spoke his doubts about
permanent peace and indicated that
armies and navies would always be
Small Aska Change of Venue.
Springfield, Ills. - Petitions for a
change qf venue from Sangamon
county and affidavits alleging that
Judge 5. S.. Smith is prejudiced and
could not give them a fair trial, were
11.4 wth the court by Governor Len
Small and Vernon Curtis.
San Francisco.-The grape-growing
industry of Califo:nik is in a pros
perous condition largely because of
prohibition, declared Edward Sheehan.
president of the California Grape
Groers Exchange, in an address here.
Fatal Auto and Wagon Crash.
Lexington, S. C.-Roosevelt Estes,
19, of this cty, Is dead and Pierce
Leonard has a broken leg and serious
bruises as the result of an autqmo
bile crashing into the rear of a wagon.
Houses In Belfat Searched.
Belfast.-Military forces during the
night conducted a rigorous search of
houses in Vere street, the center of
disorders and the scene of many re
cent riots. The search began when
the curfew rang.,
Large Imports of Champagne.
New York.-Cha~mpagne for medical
use is being Imported through this
port at an average of more than 600
quarts a day.
Plan PrIvate Gold Loan.
Berlin.-Der Tag says the plan be
ing entertained by the German indus
trial world for the purpose of en
abling the government to meet its fu
ture reparations obligation% Is to
raise a vIpaat gold loe abroad.
Te Centinue Penalties.
1uas.-:The aenuamic ppltes and
tea n..r mun t the occup~ied
-ate at dhe ea~am a
inst, rdek was seheduled 40.
bstet MwE bemtodim4t
WeuId deahI State (AliceN.
Eismark,. N. D. - 4No~* Dakota'aj
rie il eleotl~n aime4 aLi sKa aicr
eleted with Non-Nartisd.Leageen
orsemnt, .will be held' Octob~r 28,
eder a proclamation prepared by the
secretary of state.
Spanish GaIn Better PosItIon.
eltila,. Morocca. - Occupation by
tks Spanish forces of the Rasquiviana
ecco-Arbas line in their .new otes
sive against the Ri!fian tribesmen has
given these a poiznt of departure for a.
fresh forward moveulent.
L'e~be' Membership Increbee,
Genevi. - The membership of the
Lea's of nations' .willI. be Increased
to 6 if the assembly adopts the ree
senhqdaU~ns et the political com
Iutes, which has approved the ad
miss iY ausad Esthonia.
Further Men'w fg .te ~.
Chariateb, S. C.-Fardher honore
athe target..ranges at CahaP PersD
bave' been w.a" by the Citadel rih
,pn scording to ;dvies received
b' Col. 0. J1. Bond. president of the
FranklIn Rosevelt Is llt.
Now York-Franklin D. Roosevelt,
former assistant secretary of the navy
and democratlo .candidate for vice
presl~e-I at last year's election, is
suterig from a miid case of Infantile
ted King again
too valuable and too
the risk of having
at insurance. - Your
ty go up in smoke.
i against Just such a
,11. Get our rates.
s on Insurance
ce and Realty Co.
C, Phone 133. A. R. Smarr
Officer (examiiing passports)
"Where are your proofs that she's
your wife ?"
Henpeck-"I haven't any, but if
you can prove she's not my wife you
are a made man."-Charlesfon News
The Pastor-"You *eem a bright
and dutiful child. I presume your
dear mother attends to your spirit
Little Jimmie-"You said it! She
spanks me with her ouija board.
You have noticed, of course, that
there is always something th mattex
No matter how poor a man's cred
it gets to be, he can always borros
the dfficuities th
cessful gasoline pi
.had to solve. The
varying quality is
- .greatest annoyanlce
It was easy to get
-product when pra
the gasoline came
two types of crude
- Comparatively lit
was used then.
demnand is so gre
parts of the glob4
explored for petrol
accounts for the^
of "crudes" on the
Gasoline must be 1
only in one or two
spects, but in evel
affects motor ope
- meet everp1)g
MOWERS and RAKES
K. R. McMaster ?
WE HAVE IN STOCK HOWE 700 lbs. COTTUN B9EAM SCALES
Complete with Frame
Do not forget us if you should need any Rubber, Leath
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bricators or Oil Cups. We have anything in the machin
ery Supply line.
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823 West Gervais Street COLUMBIA, S. C.
>r Miss Gasoline <
iMotor lit or Miss
f obtai - ne e ue m as
at ~tre , ei- etof
roducer has The Standard Oil Company
Smatter of (New Jersey) has never been
one of the content' to have "Standard"
s to the gas- Motor Gasoline exceptionally,
good in any one respect'to the
a standard detriment of other ptoperties.
ctically all The ideal would be to have
from one or- every drop of gasoline as uni
petroleum. form in alits qalities as the -
te gasoline chemicals and drugs which
Today, the your pharmacist uses in a pre
t that all scription. As a result.of the
have been co-oneration of our .e~lo'
eum, which mient and Manufactuiring D.
great range partments, "St'andardi" Motor
Smarket- Gasoine is positively the best
nifrm not balanced and~:the highest in
or thusee m dality that yM can buy. Iti
ry w that is' the same whether you get,
rationi. Al- it in one corner 'of the stat.
r' of the gaso- or another.
[)ARD OIL COMPANY
To Holders <
Cotton is crowi
The fleecy staple is
scarce for you to run
yours burned witho
whole year's labor me
We can protect yoi
loss. The cost is sma
We Are Expert
S. D. Ellison. Winnsboro, S.
"Why, hello, Pat, I hear you lost
your job in the department store."
"Oh, yes, I got fired."
"You got fired? How did that
"Oh, I just took a sign from a la
dy's shirt waist and put it on a bath
"And you got fired for that? Well,
tell me what the sign read."
"It said, 'How would you like to
see your best girl in this for
$2.75?'"-Keeping in Touch.
Nurse-"Why, Bobby, you selfish
ittle boy. Why didn't you give yoir
sister a piece of your apple?"
Bobby-"I gave her the seeds.
She can plant 'em and have a whole