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Washington Hears Uprising
Report From Germany.
Washington, March 14.-Cables
from London and Paris reporting the
uprising in Germany reached the
state department today, but the only
direct word from that country mere
ly confirmed the press reports of the
arrival at Dresden of President Ebert
and some of his associates in the old
Berlin government. The department
did not make public the Dresden mes
sage in text or the reports from the
British and French capitals which
were said only to contain summaries
of the press reports published in
Pending direct advices and a clear
er understanding of the situation in
Berlin, and the scope of the new
movement, officials would not com
ment. Silence was also maintained at
the war department although it was
regarded as probable that a definite
summary of the new situation as it
affects allied and American troops
holding the Rhine bridgeheads was
soon to be expected from Maj. Gen|
Henry T. Allen, commanding the
American forces. The fact that a
council of the military commanders
on the ' Rhine had been called,
coupled with the report from Paris
that Marshal Foch had gone to at
tend the meeting was regarded as
significent. Any steps contemplated
hy the allies and involving the use of
troops, it was thought, would find
their origin at this conference.
On Different Footing.
What part American troops might
play in the situation appeared highly
doubtful. It was pointed out that the
American forces in Germany are on
an entirely different footing from
the French or British as the United
States technically is still at war with
Germany. Armistice conditions gov
ern the American forces while the al
lied commands are under the terms
of the treaty of Versailles.
General Allen has more than 13,
000 American troops under his com
mand. The total number in Europe
on March 9 was 17,081, but a num
ber of detachments are scattered in
various parts of France engaged in
closing out war time enterprises.
The force on the Rhine is com
posed of two brigades, the First at
Coblenz, composed of the Eighth in
fantry, First battalion of the First
field artillery, First field signal bat
talion, Companies A, B, D, of First
engineers, two provisional troops of
cavalry, and the usual hospital, trans
port and supply units; and the Sec
ond, commanded by Col. William H.
Sage at Andernach, about 35 kilo
meters down the Rhine from Coblenz.
The Second brigade includes the
Fifth and Sixth infantry sent over to
carry out zhe American part in po
licing the Silisia plebescite area.
When this was prevented, due to the
fact that the United States had not
ratified the treaty, the brigade was
retained in the American area on the
An unusual feature of General Al- j
len's command is that it is completely
motorized, including the artillery, j
Defense af Area.
Whatever may be the outcome of
the military conference on the Rhine
it was believed by officers that Gen
eral Allen's function would be lim
ited to defense of his area only. As
a war measure, it was suggested,
the president could direct such opera
tions as he deemed necessary to com
pel the carrying out of the armistice
terms; but it was added that nothing
had developed in Germang so far as
now known which could be clearly re
garded as a violation of the armis
Paris reports of uprisings in cities
along the Rhine also attracted atten
tion as they were taken to indicate
the probability that General Allen
soon would come directly into touch
with the new situation in Germany.
His action, as reported from Coblenz,
in informing Socialist leaders in his
territory that if they could not pre
serve order, American troops would,
was taken as indicating that the
American commander's course would
be to concern himself only with see
ing that no disturbances occur in his
War Department Converts Ve
hicles to Agriculture.
Washington, March 13.-Approxi
mately 24,000 motor vehicles intend
ed for war purposes have been turn
ed over to the department of agricul
ture by the war department for dis
tribution among the state highway
commissioners for use in road
building, allotments being based on
the amount of federal aid for roads
which the states receive. Already
12,000 have been delivered to states
and the remainder will be distributed
as fast as railway cars can be secured
for their transportation, which will
be probably two or three months.
This equipment promises to be f
great aid in carrying out the large
road building program for 1920.
SOME MORE ABOUT POE
Correspondent Gives Interesting
Poem Clipped Years Ago.
To the Editor of The State:
The recent discussion of Poe in
your columns causes the mind to re
vert to the pitiful picture of the
fragile and sensitive organization
"all touch, all - all ear," subjected
to degrading . jice, the exquisitely
balanced brain that a few drops of
alcohol hurled from its poise into an
abyss of madness in the storm of
that dread night, during which he
"sank beneath life's burdens in the
streets of Baltimore."
Surely the fight is over, and the vic
tory won even in this seeming de
feat. The long contest with diseased
and, no doubt, inherited appetite, the
courageous yet sadly futile struggle
against poverty and malignity-all
is ended now, and it is permitted us
to hope, yes, and to believe 'Hat in a
sphere more gracious th*, this as
piring one and star-like soul has at
tained the life it craved.
The appended poem came into my
hands above 40 years since. It was
published in a New York paper, pur
porting to be dictated to a spiritual
istic medium by the dead poet. The
verses are indeed suggestive of their
accredited author in their imagery
and music of rhythm. To Poe's
unique poem they stand as a comple
ment and are entitled to appear up
on the page of fame beside that of the
illustrious subject here so effectively
impersonated. They will doubtless be
read with interest by many of your
A. K. Smoke.
"Woman weak and woman mortal,
through thy spirit's open portal
I would read the Runic record of
mine earthly being o'er
I would feel that fire returning which
within my soul was burning
When my star was quenched in dark
ness, set to rise on earth no more,
When I sank beneath life's burden in
the streets of Baltimore.
"Ah, those memories sore and sad
dening! Ah, that night of anguish
When my lone heart suffered ship
wreck on a demon-haunted shore,
When the fiends grew wild with laugh
ter, and the silence following after
Was more awful and appalling than
the cannon's deadly roar
Than the tramp of mighty armies
thro' the streets of Baltimore.
"Like a fiery serpent crawling, like a
maelstrom madly boiling,
Did this Phlegethon of fury sweep
my shuddering spirit o'er,
Rushing onward-blindly reeling
tortured by intensest feeling
Like Promotheus when the vulture
thro' his quivering vitals tore
Swift I iled from death and darkness
thro' the streets of Baltimore.
"No one near to save or love me, no
kind face to watch above me,
Though I heard the sound of foot
steps like the waves upon the shore
Beating, beating, beating, beating
now advancing, now retreating,
With a dull and dreary rhythm, with
a long, continuous roar
Heard the sound of human footsteps
in the streets of . Baltimore.
"There at length they found me ly
ing, weak and wildered, sick and
And my shattered wreck of being to
a kindly refuge bore;
But my woe was past enduring, and
my soul cast off its mooring
Crying as I floated onward, I am of
the earth no more!
I have forfeited life's blessing in the
streets of Baltimore.
"Where wast thou, O Power Eternal,
when the fiery fiend infernal
Beat me with his burning fasces till
I sank to rise no more?
Oh, was all my lifelong error crowd
ed in that night of terror?
Did my sin find expiation which no
judgment went before,
Summoned to a dread tribunal in the
streets of Baltimore?
"Nay, with deep, delirious pleasure I
had drained my life's full measure,
Till the fatal, fiery serpent fed upon
my being's core,
Then with force and fire volcanic,
summoning a strength Titanic,
Did I burst the bonds that bound me,
battered down my being's door
Fled, and left my shattered dwelling
to the streets of Baltimore."
We are making a run on SPRING
FIELD PUMPS, come in and get one
while they last at $3.00.
YONCE & MOONEY.
FOR SALE: Lumber Mill located
about five miles north east of Edge
field near the county home, five miles
west of Johnston. See
F. A. WEAVER.
WHISKEY AND BRANDY HAVE
BEEN CUT AS MEDICINES:
St. Louis, Jan 30.-Whiskey and
brandy have been eliminated as medi
cines, it was declared here today by
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, president of
the United States Pharmacopeial
convention, and former chief of the
bureau of chemistry, Department of
Agriculture. No mention of the al
coholic liquors as medicines will be
made in the next.issue of the Ameri
can Pharmacopeia, which is prepared
every ten years, he said. This was de
termined upon, Dr. Wiley asserted,
several years before national prohibi
tion became effective.
Whiskey, instead of an effective
remedy or preventive for influenza,
is a positive poison in such cases said
Dr. Wiley, adding:
"In only one instance would I use
whiskey for an influenza case and
that would be where I wished to has
ten the departure to heaven of the
No serum has yet been found to
prevent influenza, he declared.
$60,000 WORTH OF BOOZE EMP
TIED INTO GREELY (COLO.)
JAIL LAUNDRY SEWER.
Mrs. A B. Copeland
About twenty members of the
Greeley (Col.) W. C. .T U. have been
in jail, and strange to say, enjoyed
?. experience. But thereby hangs a
ucie. A large amount of liquor had ac
cumulated from court experiences
with the bootleggers and it was to see
the destruction of this booze that we
were summoned to jail on January
20. At ten dollars a pint over $60
000 worth was turned into the sewer
in the jail laundry. Each lady present
was allowed to empty the contents
of a bottle into a tub and keep the
receptacle as a souvenir. We felt
grateful to Sheriff Hall for inviting
us to participate in the funeral ser
vices for John Barleycorn in Greeley.
Plans to lead the nation in an anti
Jcigaret campaign are being laid by
j the state of Kansas, which aims to
j make a record for itself in this as it
I did in the fight against alcohol. Dr.
?William A. McKeever, department
?director of thc Presbyterian Nation
al Board of Temperance and Moral
Welfare, is field secretary of the new
movement, operating from his head
quarters in the University of Kansas.
He has helped to perfect a new or
ganization, the Juvenile Defense So
ciety of Kansas, whose purposes will
include "the defense of the growr??y
generation against the little white
slaver." The membership includes all
the superintendents and principals
of schools of the state who are will
ing to co-operate.
The Book of Subscription to the
capital stock of the proposed Brick
and Tile Company of Edgefield, will
be opened on Monday, March 15th
1920 at 10 a. m. in the office of the
Edgefield Realty and Auction Com
pany. Proposed capital stock $15
W. A. STROM
S. B. NICHOLSON
M. P. WELLS
A. H. CORLEY
L. J. MAUNEY.
Frost Proof Cabbage Plants.
For immediate shipment, extra
fine stocky plants. Early Jersey,
Charleston Wakefield, Succession,
Flat Dutch. By express 1,000, $2.00;
2,000, $3.50; 5,000, $7.50. Prepaid
mail 300, $1.00; 500, $1.50; 1,000,
$2.50. Send for price list Sweet Po
tatoes, Tomatoes and other plants.
The Aiken Gift Shop,
Aiken, S. C.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
The undersigned will make a final
settlement as administrator of the
estate of John McCarty in the office
of the Probate Court at Edgefield,
S. C. at ll o'clock A. M. on Satur
day, March 20, 1920, and ask for a
final discharge. All parties owing
said estate will present same itemized
and verified to the undersigned.
j. s. MCCARTY,
Record 4 bales per acre. Free from
disease and weevil. It's a boll weevil
masher. Write for facts.
HEAVY FRUITER CO.,
The season is about upon us when everybody who
does not already own a car will want one, and we
desire to inform the public that we sell Dodge and
Oldsmobile cars. Both of these lines have been on
the market a number of years, and have stood the
severest test over all kinds of roads.
We shall be pleased to give you a demonstration. ???1
Drop us a card or call on us.
We also carry a full line of tires, tubes and ac
cessories at reasonable prices.
Our force of mechanics can do your repairing on
short notice and in the most approved manner.
Give us a trial.
Reliable Motor Sales Co.
Phone No. 69
Johnston, S. C.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Court?,
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVELS TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up the whole system end will won
derfully strengt_^n and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c
Double Seal Piston Rings for
Automobiles are Guaranteed
We guarantee double rings to give entire satisfaction when a
FULL SET is properly installed. If, within 60 days after purchase,
the user should become dissatisfied with the rings, we will refund the
money we receive for them upon receipt of the rings, and the origi
nal invoice showing purchase. The rings should be returned through
the channels received. Ask for "Keep Upkeep Down."
Columbia Supply Company
823 West Gervais St. Columbia, S. C.
'OU, the buyers, are the real builders of wagons. You put
the fir.al Okay upon the use of certain materials and con
struction when you buy a wagon containing them-and
refuse to buy a wagon that docs not. We want to show you how
thc Thornhill Wagon ts built. Upon a plain statement of facts
we arc willing to rest our case. We believe the Thornhill way
would be your way if you should build a wagon. -
For spokes and axles tough second growth highland hickory is
used For hubs and felloes the sturdy white oak is preferred.
This wood grows upon the mountain side. The ground is hard
the climate severe. It has to fight for life. It has nearly _ twice
the strength of oak and hickory that grows under softer conditions.
Outdoors under shelter it remains for three to five years. The
sap dries in it, giving it a strength that's kin to steel.
Full Circle Iron
Malleable Front Houn Plate
Trussed Bolsters and Long Wear Beds
Hang in Turning
In turning and backing up, with the ordi
nary circle iron, which is only a half circle,
olsters run off the end of the track and
nang. It is difficult to make short turns and
back up. The Thornhill full circle iron
gives a continuous track on which the bol
sters can tum.
The gears of Thornhill wagons stay in line for
life. Instead of the usual front hound plate,
a hound plate of malleable iion is used. It is
a metal jacket braced at eight points that
keeps geary from tier getting out of linc.
On the front bolsiers of Thornhill wagons
are heavy iron plates running along top and
bottom-connected by rivets that run clear
through the bolster. Strength and lightness
are combined. Rear gears are strongly
ironed. There are braces on both top and
bottom that extend the full length of thc
Solid trust bars extend the full length of thc
axles giving them double strength.
If you examine the beds of Thornhill
Wagons closely you will see at once thc
superiority of the construction. The
bottoms are re-inforced over front and
rear bolsters. t
Come in and examine this wagon for
yourself. We will take pleasure and
pride in showing you a Thornhill-The
wagon made of tough highland oak and
hickory-with futures all others lack.