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Staff Correspondent of Handelsbladt
Writes of Experiences After
Having Chance to See.
Amsterdam, Feb. 12.-A tour of
Soviet Russia has t.een made by a
staff correspondent of Handelsbladt,
who is writing a series of articles de
scribing conditions throughout the
country and in the army as coming
under his personal observation.
ie deals with the morale of the
soviet armies, the compulsory military
system, the ridicule of atrocities re
ported in the foreign press; divisions
in the Red army over Bolshevism and
the well to do as well as the poor in
the soviet regime.
"Russia has been completely mo
bilized," he says, "with all the able
bodied men of the country, from the
minimum lighting age up to 35 years
and with oflicers, regardless of age,
There is no alternative and they are
obliged to fight under the general ad
ministration of the commissaries who
are Bolshevist to the backbone. This
operates very ctfe.tively. A soldier
who d :crts, betrays the cause or oth
erwise .ti's in his duty is shot; or, if
he suceeds in escaping his family is
The correspo n lent said he (lined with
several Bolshevik officers messes while
en rout to ,Moscow from the Polish
front ani had an opportunity to study
the Re-l trmy in detail.
"The sold!(irs," he says. "are polite,
and there seems to be a quiet and
agreeahle discipline. The pay is 800
rubles a month for a soldier, 3,200
for a comn'my Icader and 4,200 for a ,
regimiental l Ieade1r. The former gen
erals ofi the (/zar's armiy, six of whomr
arie nlow serv ing On Tro tzk.ly's stallf, .
Rssia receives a l a rg~e salamry, with 1
lhe except ion of L enine, who now gets
800) rubles a mlonithI.
l:iry Red army corp s has a hoard I
of commissries and15 1( bes ides there is ai
(0omm1issar y foir eveiry regimIlent , bat
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talion, brigade and division. The:
wear as a distinction a red star on th<
left breast on which are embossed t
hammer and a plow with a silver
laurel branch, all around and under i.
the distinction of their arms, a small
machine gun, two crossed sabres, etc
'The officers in this army are callet
leaders, and they wear an arm bant
bearing the soviet 'coat of arms and
embroidered beneath are the grade
marking, one, two, three or four gol.
"The Red army," he says, "is not led
y the young proletariat but the deca
The contrast between various types
n the officers' mess at Kreepke (near
he Polish front) proved striking, the
"The brigade commander was a
harming gentleman, formerly a colo
tel in the czar's army and speaking
>eautiful French," he asserts. "Of the
:wo commissaries, one has almost an
ristocratic appearance; the other is
big, tall, unshaven brute with a
"After so long underestimating the
trength of the Red army, one must
tot now exaggerate it," the correspon
lent concludes, declaring that a year
go it would have been a ridiculous
rmy, but now its strength lies chiefly
n the fact that its opponents are
.ANCY ASTOR KEEPS
'ARLIAMEN'I' IN UPROAR
DURING "WET" SPEECH
)eelares She Is Not Working for Pro
hibition, Rut Says "I Am Certain
'That Country Is Ripe for Dras
tic Drink Reforms.
London, Feb. 24.-(By The Associa
edl Press. ).-Lady Astor made her
amiden speech in Parliament tonight
uring the course oif an interesting
ebate onl the subject of liqIuor con
ir Jhn Re's, Unionist for East
ott inghamn, in a hrilliat and witty
p ic urged the removal of the ex
tig war restrictions nthlIuo
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"I know that strong forces are ar
rayed against me" he said, "and that
there is a rod in pickle for me. But I
shall be prepared to kiss the rod."
Lady Astor followed Sir John, and,
although at first showed nervousness
she was soon speaking with confi
dence in a clear voice which rang
through the house to a large and
Lady Astor supported control of the
liquor traigic, for which she pleaded
strongly in the interests of the chil
"I am aware" she said, "that this
country does not desire prohibition
and I am not working for that. I am
certain that the country is ripe for
drastic drink reforms, and I want to
see that the drink submarine does not
torpedo the prime minister, and that
he is master of his own house."
Cheers and laughter greeted this
salley. Vigorously attacking Rees
and his supporters and accussing them
of constantly "kicking" during the
past years against the drink control
board, she exclaimed amid cheers:
"What did they do during the great
war? Had they not a pretty record?'
Lady Astor concluded with a fervent
appeal for reform, sawying "drink
promises everything, but gives noth
ing and I beg the House not to look
upon me as either a crank or a luna
tic, because I am only trying to speak
for thousands of women and children
who can not speak for themselves.'
She was warmly cheered on resum
ing her seat, the members crowding
round and congratulating her.
WILL PLACE WHISKEY
ON FAIR PRICE LIST
Chicago, Feb. 24.-Whiskey for me
dicinal purposes will be placed on the
federal fair price list, along with but
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In The Peculiar Siuation Described,
ZIRON Iron Tonic is Found Helpful,
It often happens tatthe organs of yow
body do not function properly, for some
reason or other. There Is npthin really
wrong, and you are not sick. But cer
tainly you are not well, either.
If you are In such a condition, read
what Mr. Wm. M. Bass, R. I,Crossvll,
Ala. did and try Ziron Iron Tonic, at
he did. dlr. Bass says:
"I am nearly always pretty well and
strong and do not need much medicine
excepting for headaches. But, recently,
when Iliad not been feeling very wet,
for a while, I knew I needecF some sor
of medicine to make me all right.
I took Ziron and it made me strong and
well again." inodmesrgan
Ziro ts iron Into the blood, and b3
o iss, cay prevent a serious atacl
of Illness,whic i you are liable to "catch"
at'ady time if your system Is weakened
or your condition below par.
Ziron has well proven its value as t
tonic. Try it when you feel the least bli
out of sorts, not quite as good as usual,
tired and wery
Your druggist sells Ziron on a money.
back guarantee. ZN 1o
Or* Blood Needs
ter, eggs, flour and other necessities
of life, it was announced today by
Harry Mager, collector of internal re
enue. This action was decided upon
at a conference attended by Mr.
Mager, District Attorney Clyne, Hu
bert Iolvard, State prohibition com
missioner, and A. A. Sprague, head of
the Illinois fair price commission. The
whiskey price was not decided.
of Clarendon Cot
'ited to be preser
Spring and S
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ill be on Display,
l and Business Lc
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"HE KEPT AMERICAN HEAD"
Washington, Feb. 24.-Cut of Gen.
Pershing's coat and trousers was de
bated today in the House. He and
other American army officers were
charged by Representative Connally,
Democrat, Texas, with having "aped"
European fashions in their uniforms
in carrying canes.
"Gen. Pershing's coat is split up the
back and trousers bagged like 'the
English uniform," said Mr. Connally.
"He kept his American head," Rep
resentative Wingo, Democrat, Arkan
sas, interjected, "but I, too, noticed
that his tail was very English."
Deploring the adoption of foreign
fashions, Representative Connally
moved to abolish the title of under
Secretary of State and substitute the
former title of counsellor in the exec
utive appropriation bill but the mo
tion was defeated 39 to 21.
POLK'S NAME HOLDS tFEAD
Washington, Feb. 24.i-President
Wilson is expected to announce tomor
row his selection of a successor to
Robert Lansing as Secretary of State.
White House officials, in saying to
night that announcement of the ap
pointment might be expected within
the next twenty-four hours, refused
to discuss the question of whom the
President had agreed upon.
The name of Frank L. Polk secre
tary ad interim since the resignation
of Mr. Lansing ten days ago after a
disagreement with the President over
the calling of cabinet meetings and
previously under-Secretary - of State,
NINETY DAY Velvet beans for sale
at four dollars a bushel, sound and
clean. F. C. Thomas, Bloomville,
S. C. 5-4-wks.
mnty and vicinity
it at the Display
i and Stlh
Lern Hats and
as well as Shap
ig, S. C.
Z E S
RENCE, S. C.
continues to be mentioned most prom
inently for the portfolio. Little sur
prise, in fact, would be evidenced in
unofficial circles if Mr. Polk were se
leceted. Secretary of War Baker's
name has also been mentioned as a
JNO. G. DINKGINS
MANNING, S. C.
DuRANT & ELLERBE
Attorneys at Law
MANNING, S. C.
R. O. Purdy. S. Oliver O'Bryan
PURDY & O'BRYAN
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
MANNING, S. C.
Attorney at Law
MANNING, S. C.
Loans Negotiated on Real Estate
MONEY TO LOAN
On Real Estate-Small and Large
Loans. Long Terms.
J. W. WIDEMAN
MANNING. S. C.
11. C. CURTIS,
MANN'ING, S. C.
arch 5, 1920
V4anning, S. C.j