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BEATHEA'S TRIP WAS
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SOUTH CAR0LIS1AX TELLS OF i
PA iff OF PEACE PILGRIMAGE
He Suffered From Cold in Scandinavia?Xo
Sign of Peace
Yet
Columbia, Jan. 24.?Andrew J. Bethea,
lieutenant governor, who returned
yesterday from his peace trip to
Europe as the guest of Henry Ford,:
gave out the following interview:
"From the day I left New York till j
mv return yesterday my trip was a ;
continuous round of trying but thrilling
experiences. It seems almost like
a miracle that I am left to tell the I
story.
"I found the bitter cold in the Scan-'
dinavian countries too much for me :
and in Sweden I nearly succumbed to
its rigor. It was here in Stockholm
that I was seriously sick for several
days, causing me to miss an early!
_
boa: on my return trip home. A ter- j
rible storm at sea still further delayed
my arrival.
''The trip over was without particu'- i
lar incident except for the two days;
and nights in the harbor at Kirkwall!
when we were prisoners of a British j
11121?-cf-war. It is not an easy feeling
to have torpedo boats lurking around j
and pointing t'neir guns at you, butthat
is the penalty all have to pay who
pass that way these days. England,
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the boundary line beyond which no;
ship dare cross till she gives t'ne word..
The danger zone in which many mines
are afloat also gives you a ticklish
feeling and is not good for the nerves
if you can not sleep.
"We landed in Christiana. Norway,
and found an interesting people and j
/*Annt.rv. It was the height of the win- j
ter season and everything was white j
with snow. Thousands were giving j
their time to skiing, the great national
sport, which consists of sliding and
jumping over hills and mountains of
snow. Sweden likewise was in the grip
winter, but at Stockholm there was
a warm welcome to a beautiful and ;
thrifty modern city. Wages and goods
are hig'ii. This is true in all the border
neutral countries. Times are good in
Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Holland,
but of course there are many interests
that suffer from the war. At
in America so in these countries there
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is some division of sentiment on the j
Question of the war. But it seems to
me that in Norway, Denmark and
Holland sympathy was wrh the allies, j
while in Sweden it was witn Germany. |
Sweden has an old grudge against:
Ru sia and the other neutral coun- j
tries are afraid of the growing mili- ;
tary power in Germany?of the domi-!
nant heel, they say.
lookea mm ah mtx.
"In Copenhagen I left the Ford party i
to hurry home. To do this, it was nec- j
i
essary for me to have my passport j
vised for belligerent countries. Only j
as a special courtesy from German and 1
English consuls was I able to accom
plish this, for our country, except in
rare cases, grants no passports to bel- j
ligerent countries and orders have
been issued against i-. But I had good :
luck and this gave me a chance to see
i
nvri at first hand in
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a state of war. It also gave me the
unique experience in getting in and
our of Germany at the present time.
They take nothing for granted. It
matters not what credentials or passports,
or letters, you bear, nor wno
mufit cnhmit to the test
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before you pass. And you can bet
hat when the Germans do a thing It
is done thoroughly. They talk little
and ask but few questions, but when
they are done with you, you know that
you ha'.e been examined, in my case
every article was taken from my bag- j
gage and examined with tiie utmost J
care, bocks and papers and pictures
M-oro faU-on in charge and neroxide of {
hydrogen and other medicines I had j
were emptied upon a heap of coal in j
the belief that they were either invisible
ink or explosives. The baggage
itself was observed with great scrutiny.
At this juncture two officers escorted
me to a private dressing room and I
was told to uncover. 1 took off my
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overcoat, tnen my coai <tuu wn<ru t'll UO I
disrobed I stood up before the officer
and asked, 'How far?' 'Keep going,'
he said. I continued and later repeated
my question. 'To the skin,' he replied.
When 'stripped to the skin' the
bottoms of my feet, my back and my
head were all examined?my clothes,
my shoes, my overshoes, my watch, my
nurse?nothing escaped. I came away |
impressed with German efficiency and |
yet it was all done with courtesy and j
j order and system and dispatch. I also
J visited many places and saw a good bit
! of German life as I mingled with the
people, and yet from the time I entered
German territory until I left it my
whereabouts were always known. You
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may not like their method of warefare,
and you may oppose their hard .mili
tary system, but one tiling is certain
you can not visit Germany as I did
and come away without feeling that
they are a wonderfully skillful and efficient
people?without feeling too that
some of this efficiency would be a good
thing for America.
"From Germany I passed on through
Holland by way of The Hague and I
crossed the North sea to England. The I
North sea is literally a network of j
submarines and mines and no ship'
i
dare to cross in the night time. The
mine sweepers followed our ship for
miles and miles and I saw the big guns j
shoot and explode mine after mine. I j
passed within sight of Ostendt, now j
held by the Germans, and could hear ,
the continuous roar of the cannon j
from the trenches near Flushing.
I
r England Awake to War.
"In England 1 >visited the nouse of
lords and the house of commons and ;
i heard Lloyd George and Sir Edward
Carson speak on the compulsion enlist-;
ment measure. Great Britain is be- i
ginning to realize that it is at war and !
both the powers that be and the peo- J
pie seem now resolved to fight to a j
finish. I saw thousands of soldiers in j
Germany and England who had been j
or were getting ready to go to the!
front and the general opinion is that;
both sides are planning for a mighty j
drive?a supreme effort in the spring, j
"Everywhere I went I was shown the j
greatest consideration and kindness. >
. . i
The people in the old countries nave;
great respect for form and custom, j
I met many officials and people of j
prominence and influence. It was also I
my privilege to meet and be entertained
at luncheon or dinner by all
the American ministers and ambassa
dors in the countries i visueu. Amuug i
these were Albert G. Schemederman at j
Christiana, Ira Nelson Morris at Stock- j
holm, Maurice Francis Eager* at Copenhagen.
Henry Van Dyke at The
Hague and Ambassador Page at London.
At Copenhagen I was entertained
by Sir Henry Lawder, the British minister
to Denmark, and at The Hague
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Dr. van uyKe mvueu me 11/ mtci ^iauu;
Whitlock, who was just returning from
America to Brussels.
"As I have alredy said, my trip home:
was a terrible nightmare. We encoun- j
j tered a furious storm at sea w'nich
fmm 90 to 100 miles an hour and ;
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I which continued unabated for 36 hours.
I
Tbe life boats were swept away, small
leaks were sprung, much crockery and
furniture broken, the ship badly torn
I
Grocery S
sh and sell for
ere we to run
riginal package
saving money a
te.
truly,
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and several passengers and crew'
o.iohtly hurt. One of the crew was
thrown overboard, but recovered himself
by means of a life rope to which
he was fastened. I.v.'y cabin mate and
T fpl.t pprtain that the snip would go
down and there were many others who
shared in this opinion. It is no won-!
der that I am glad to be back in good !
old South Carolina in favored circum- i
stances and among friends.
>ot a Wasted Effort.
"But you ask, Wnat of the Ford
peace expedition? Did it do any good?
Measured by motive and purpose, my |
answer is emphatically 'Yes.' No one j
can measure influence. Xo one has a !
riaht to say that a movement such as
this is of no avail. If you believe as I
do that every good word spoken and
every good act done is taken into ac- t
j count and blesses somebody somewhere
at sometime, then I think that a
movement for world peace, however
futile it may seem, must be credited
with being worth while. Of Henry
Ford as a big-hearted, unselfish man
I
too much can not be said in praise.
He has set the world, especially rich
men. a great example. He is willing
to spend his fortune, as he told me, for
pcac-e and he has demonstrated to the
wor.ci nis mieresi m a ^icai wusc.
Then. too. the public must remember
that his peace efforts are not finished
and no cne can tell what may yet be
accomplished. I heard him say that if
ht> could only scratch the surface in
the movement, if he could only end the
war a day sooner he would be willing
to make any sacrifice of money and
means at his command.
"At any rate the Ford expedition has
caused the nations of the earth to
think and talk for a little while of
peace. That in itself is worth while
for it carries with it the wonderful j
power of suggestion. In this time of
madmss when a world is ablaze with |
war?it is a good thing to think of
peace, talk of peace and to work for j
peace. The world would be a much
better place in which to live if we had
more men of the type of Henry Ford.
And there would be an end to war."
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HE SEEMS BIG FACTOR I> POST- j
OFFICE FIGHTS. !
Committee Waiting for 0. K. From the j
Junior Senator From South Car- j
olina Before Acting.
The State.
Was'nington, Jan. 24.?Careful investigation
made here today to ascer- j
tain when action would be taken on ,
the cases of W. H. Coleman, recently |
nominated to be postmaster at Co-j
lumbia, and Col. T. J. Cunningham,:
recommended by Congressman Finley
, for the same position at Chester, reveals
the fact that in all probability
?AfKin<y ha rinnd until Senator E. I
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D. Smith loosens up the situation.
So far as Columbia is concerned it j
appears that the senate committee on
postoffices has been waiting to know
Whether Mr. Coleman was satisfactory
to the junior senator from South Caro- I
lina. The latter, it is understood, will j
in time inform the committee that he j
hao no nHiArtirm to the nomination be- j
ing confirmed.
In the Chester matter the situation
appears to be different. Senator Smith,
when Col. Cunningham is nominated,
if, in fact, this is done, will inform the
pcstoffice committee of his position. It j
is said here that this nomination will
not "get by" Senator Smith and a live-;
ly time may be expected as a r&sult i
should the nomination be made and ,
get into executive session of the senate.-j
Congressman Finley and Senator i
Tillman some time ago agreed that j
Col. Cunningham was satisfactory to I
them and he was recommended to the
postmaster general for appointment,
| Senator Smith being not consulted,
i But there is a wide difference be
| tween a recommendation and a confirmation.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
1 will make a final settlement of th*
estate of Frederick R. "Wallace in the
Probate Court for Newberry county, j
S. C., on Friday, the 11th day of Feb-j
ruary, 1916, at 10 o'clock in the fore-;
noon and will immediately thereafter
! ask for my discharge of administratrix
of said estate.
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Administratrix.
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DISPATCH SEW DRAFT
OS LUSITAMA CASE
imhfiss9<lop Bernstorff and Secretary
Lansing Draw Up Final Terms
For Settlement*
Washington, Jan. 26?The Lusitiania
agreement was redrafted today by
Count von BernstOTff, the German ambassador,
and Secretary Lansing, to
represent the views of the United ' 3
States and was forwarded to the Ber- /
Tin fnreisn office. Word of whether the
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German government will accept it in
its present tentative form is expected * !
in about a week. \
The last proposal from Germany was
understood to be unacceptable to the
United States because it aid not aaiun
ft:II liability for the lives of all the
neutrals lost in the destruction of the
hner, although the German government
agreed to pay as a matter of
iriendship to the United States. This
Government contends <.he claims should
be paid as a matter of law and of
right. jy
If, as is intimated today, tne new
draft is fully acceptable to the United
States there is no reason for believ
i.ig it will not be acceptable to Germany,
because Count von Bernstorff i3
known to be acting under wide latitude
onferred by his government for the
negotiations. '
. /
"One of the Saddest Sights." <
^ ??f pod/loct in thf?
V-/X1C VI LI1C cauu^ot uwuv.0 xju?. w?^
South is the poor tenant's cabin as it
stands in the edge of the cotton field
unshielded from the hot sun in sum- f
mer or from the cold winds of winter.
I don't think a landlord should build
mansions for nis tenants, but I think
he should build neat cottages for them,
and set out a small orchard around it
to supply the tenant and his family
with fruit. This will cause them to
take more interest in keeping the place j,
up, and in that way will pay the landlord
for his trouble.
The landlord and tenant should .be
I partners, working together, for when
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| one of tnem aoes somtiumg iur mo
other he helps himself. When the landlord
builds his tenant a better house
he adds to the value of his farm, and
when the tenant keeps the place in
good shape he makes a better crop.?
The Progressive Farmer. j
i n.? niiiain* that iiam lint Affect Tka Hfttd
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