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umbassador Jusserant1 spew
East 1Cd of Londen got
s elle s. 8-Art'hir Gritti
NS REVIEW OF
d Resigns, His Arrange.
ants With Lloyd George
ES PROGRAM IS UPSET
re invited to Form New French
stry-May Fight German Mora.
lum-S-enate, By Close Vote,
eats Newberry of Michigan,
With a Rebuke.
'EDWARD W. PICKARD
( F spilled the beans last week
nitd and his cabinet are out
e is forming a new mintistry
ituself as its hend. All the
of the mteeting of the suprem<
at ('annes aire iiulitled, a
or the present. Phma' for th
to and ilntancial .etiferenae
are to be rev is'i. The <hr
robably willl hse ("e1'ed on by Ith
to mntake the tiiair;" Ia'ta pity
when they are due or stater th
I Ieorge at 'annaae had aagreea
rent Britain would inake
guaranteeing F'ranae againsat at
y Gerananay, provided, howevet
*e renceh mainistry of nuarin,
SBritishl admairalty should rearl
.lee agreement ont submarine
her naval craft, and providei
'nt the French and British gos
its should make their foreig
a confoarmi especlally in the nee
Hie requuired. too, that Frane,
rate in restoring world econm
.d ftinanhcs andI1 agree to deni
iviet Russhi. These coniditiot.
aenat yielding by Pran-ee te
'1 polletes and at once a storn
position arose in Pairis. Briant
ti to that city and after telling
abinet all about whiat he ha
and en iging in a heated con
'sy* with Presidenit Millerand
before the chamber of deputtlee
resenited the entire program, tell
s members they could take it oi
it, Then he blnntly announce<
'aignatu.n of it~e miristry with
aitinig for a vote.
teare. the main point of whoui
is "Germiany must pay." was in
to formt a new cabinet and gol
at one. It was undlerstoiod thal
lsteyrle would be minister o1
liHe reently inestigated ean.
Sin (Ge'rmnyul and believes the
t nn aytlt the repnrationrs with
mtorttorium pro"vided their -bud
piroperly balanced and sufini
are !tuposed to bring their taxa
mtas up to the level of thos
1l1 the European capitals and I
naitont there wiSas something akt
)sternaztionl when the news fretm
wa regeived. The confeetence t
L auitataically camte to an ena
T 4tmeriean'givermnent. which ha
'eelded 'whether or not to acce;
nyt Ilrtathq to take part In th
conference, halted consideratia
U.question until there are fur-the
*Medopments. The Glerman cabine
av ee 4 chance for a muoratorium fa'
:t't 'idt was corresponinugly deepet
4-% The E~ngih were retic nil
;4.2~~y indignant and relations b4
4.tir..them and the Frwed. Severet
eda..#n for several yea, weer t
a~t lled supreme co)uneis decide
tiat an economic confervqee I
j trth the restoration of Kturog
44 b'e held in Gena in Marel
that both Glertuauy and Ruixa
'4be invited to send representa
Nooner did this new-s reat
tbaan the sovIet governmuea
4to accept thae invitatiotn ti
been foranit eztende
)hinIster' 'Titdbetta wired tU
Ut the centsal e*ecotty cog
Prioceed to select ti
aking at unveiling of Joanne d'Are naonui
ng to Iuckinghamt palace with gifte for
h, elected head of the Irish provisional
ed senator to anceeed the late Boles
Washington conference announced
that Japan also would be represented.
Already steps have been taken to
start the rehabilitation of Europe. The
economic committee of the supreme
council has decided upon an interna
tional corporation with a capital of
?2,00),00O (about $8,00),O0) with its
seat in London and with a board of
directors nominated by affiliated com
panies in each interested country.
These countries, including the United
States, will organize corporations for
promotion only, with a combined capi
tal equivalent to ?20,000,(K) (about
$8d.000.00). These corporations will
serve ns mediumts for credit trans
actions and to facilitate the activities
of private enterprises in all countries
where the business field now is ob
structed by hack of credits and ils
organized finances. This plan pre.
supposes the organization of affiliated
comipanies in Germany as well as In
the United States.
FINAL formulation of the naval
limnitation agreement in the Wash
ington conference was delayed by sev.
eral inatters. One was a difference
of opinion as to the methods of scrap.
ping the 08 capital ships that are tc
be given up by the United States
ireat Britain and Japan. Six op.
- tional methods are prescribed, and
Mr. Balfour objected to the proposi
Lion of Mr. Hughes that the bulk of
the retired ships be destroyed ab.
solutely. The British were not will
Iig to say' yet ,what tonnage of tht
ellIlninated vessels they would converl
*to peace titue uses5. No dloubt wat
,felt that this dIspute could he ad
just ed amicably. Another cause of do
Ilay was Baron Kate's desIre to get
further instructions from Tokyo con
eerning the agreement to mnaintain th(
-status quo of Pacltic ocean naval
bases and fortifications. The questiot
r was as to what Japanese Island:
abould be excluded as comprising
- Japan prope'r."
. N'egotiations regardIng Shantung
were resumned last week by the Jay
anese and Chinese delegutes and i
was predieted an agreement would he
reached before long. Conasequaently
Ithe delegates of all natihms in the cenn
ference began drawing uip a nine.
power treaty dealing with far eiastern
affairs and especially with Chinese
questions. It is believed this will do
lay the adjournment of the conaferetnc,
until tile end of the monath.
D^'' "'"K^NN having ae-ete
the irtsh peace treaty, the parlia,
mnent of southlern Ireland last Satur,
day cofl pleted the action by formaally
ratifylag the pact. and the Irish F're
State is ini process of being con,
stituted. Eamnon die Valera resigned
onl Mondgy as posenlt of the irisi
republiec and his re-election was
moved. The motion was lost. 5S t..
410. and for a few monments De~ Valera
appeared as a really great mani, de
*elarIng he would loyally accept the
decislon. woul do all he could to
avoid emabarrassing the new govern
ment, and would even help it when
that was possible without sacritteIng
hils princIp~le., Later thie Sinn1 Feini
the hoif this genuerous piosition, and
th canIces of naity In the ranks faded
Nest day after a message of con.
rgratuladihs to ireland from the pope
thad beeun read. it was m aoaed that
.Arthur Grlfth be electedl pre5ielat
of the D~ail anad a hot debate ensued
tFinally De Valera and hIs supportet
walked out of the hall and the 05
renaining delegr .es unaauhuously elegt.
ed Grimth. The mew preaident at
onace annlounaced that his cabinet wouhi
be as follows: Milnister of finane.
MEichael C'ollis; Foreign minister
George Gavan lDuffy ; liomie mlinister
E lamon J. Dtuggan; Local govern'nent~
William (Cosgrove: Env"aomIae affairs
'Bryan O'lligins; I~efense. Richard'
a Mulcahey, 'These, then., are the met
who will conastltute the provisional
igovenment of the island to which tha
It coeduct of affairs will be turned ove
at by the 1irittah authorities as rapkdil
as possible, Tb. tlters returned I,
*the afternoona and De Valera statedi
though he 4~adred GriMth'a posiioi
' mposiblev be would do nothing t<
sent mn Washington, 2-Uiblidren
Princess Mary and her dance, Vie
government. 4-George Wharteu
aven if it was set up by vote of the
peoiple of Ireland, because he was
satisfied that such a vote would not
he free, but would be taken under
coercion of a threat of war.
Already the British have removed
the Barbed wire and sandbags with
which Dublin Castle Was protected and
they are transferring the records to
London. Amnesty was agreed upon by
the two governments and all Irish
prisoners, Including those condemned
to death, have been set free. In a
word, the English are evacuating Ire
Innd as rapidly as they can, and they
seem mighty glad to get out.
T HUMAN II. Newberry is rightfully
'nited States :senator from Mich
Igan, but he spent too muth money
in winning the place. Such is the de
(isiona of the senate, reached by i vote
of 4(1 to 41. The Democrats were solid
ly against Newberry and nine Repub
leans votesl with them to oust him.
But the day was saved for him by the
addition of it cluI.Se to the resolution
senting him, criticising the acknowl
edged expendit ure of $196,000 in his
behalf and coindemniing the lavish use
of money in political eanpaligns. This
brought into line a number of Repub
iits who had been wavering. Sea
ator La Follette of W isconsini1 inti
mated that he would reopen .the ease
at some Tutu e date.
Mr. Newherry appeared to speak
in his own defense, breaking the
elleice that he had maintained for
lie three years sinice his electi.
lie rend a enrefully pirepared adidresa,
the Vihsustunee of whieh was that when
the Allebigani primary and elect ion
werec hield he wvas absent fromi the
tute perfiat miing lis duties as a
1 o ennnt colimmner inthe navy,
thiat he hadl no personl knowledge of
thei e'xiiei! lure o.f money by his
friesis ini his biEhaif, and that hie was
astonaished amid grieved whaen later hie
iearned thiat ab)out $195~.000 had been
pieuit in securinig his nomiination and
ee ion. lie closedl thus:
.As G~od Is myi wuitnetss. I am nOt to
thisa day andl hour conseious of having
done. ~ irn tonnection~ wlih either the
irimfr campaZiigni ir thle genieral etee
tion in 191S. a sinighe act thant was or
is in any way unlawful, dishonorable.
'r corru pt, anid this I say to the
senmate w~tithot reservat ion or iualitIi
S"^To PEN IIsKSseat has
heentilld bytheappoiutmeiit of
Gleorge W'hartomi Pepper of Phladei
p~hia. and this selection by Governor
8prou! has met with general approval.
Mr. P'epper, who is a lawyer of dis
tinction, has been prominent in the
councils of the Republicani party, but
hias not before held public otice. Hie
will be a candidate for electio.n for the
complete termi in November.
lIn accordance with the rule of
seniority-, Senator MceCumtber of Nort h
Daukota has been made chairman of
the senate finance comnmittee to~ sue
eeed Penrose, and the vacancy on the
comumittee was tnlled biy the selection
Iof Senator Frelinghuyseni of New
Jersey. That committee is still work.
ing on the tariff measure. epeciahll
the Ameriean valuation feature. A
delegation of southerners appeared
Ibefore the cotamittee to tell it that
souther-n business taen had become
coavinced that prosperity was pos
alie only under a high tarif'.
CNAIMA FORDNUY of the
annoumced the adtainistratton's plan
for a soldir' beaus. It previde. fer'
the payment of eash honuses frein the
Iatesest en the $11.000.00.000 allied
debt to the United States as soon as'
it. or part of It, is refunded1 into lorng
terra oblIgations. If the interet Is
sale of part of the securi:ies tn the
public will be ued~ for 'he purpose.
O NE of the me imiertin cort
dcisios ever won by Laborwa
that t*Lnderedi by Justice Wagner et
the New Yor-k supreme court, egy
Joining the garmant manatecturers
jfromn combining to enforee a 49-hour
was the first time a labeg union has
inoed lealatilaato e Traism
COUNTY TBACBRS' 4SSOCIAM
Will Be Weld At Liberty On Saturday,
The regular monthly meeting of
the Pickens County Teachers' As
sociation will be held at Liberty on
Saturday, January 21, at eleven o'
clock. A great deal of interest has
been shown in the meetings of the
association and a large attendance is
An interesting program is being
planned. The program of the general
meeting will be interspersed with
good music, a part' of which will be
some community singing in which all
the teachers present will take part.
After the general meeting the
association will divide into three see
tions for the programs of the three
iejpartments. The primary depart
ment is headed by Mrs. W. L. Boggs,
>f Liberty; the Intermediate by Miss
Ann Aycock, of Easley, and the high
school by Superintendent J. V. Mc
Elveen, of Easley.
At the conclusion of the department
program a substantial lunch will be
served from. the Liberty school kitch
BAPTIST MEETING AT LIBERTY
The Baptist Sunday School Super
intendents of the Piedmont Associa
tion will meet at Liberty with the
First Baptist church at nine-thirty
o'clock, January 20, for a conference
on problems of religious education.
This conference is sponsored by the
Piedmont Baptist Sunday School Con
vention. The commission on Sunday
Schools, B. Y. P. U., and Colportage
of the general board of the Baptist
denomination in South Carolina is co
operating. This Commission will be
represented by Miss Elizabeth Nuck
ols, State Elementary Superintendent,
and Mr. J. L. Corzine, State Super
intendent of Rural Sunday Schools.
A splendid program presenting
problems of the superintendent has
been prepared. Each superintendent
will have opportunity to present his
problems and to help in solving the
problems of others.
These conferences are being held
all over the state, and promise much
benefit to Sunday school executives.
All Baptist Sunday school superin
tendents of the association are urged
to attend and help carry out this fine
S. S. SUPTS. TO M EET AT EASLEY
The Sunday school superintendents
of Pickens county, of all denomina.
tions, will meet at the Mountain View~
Hotel in Easley on Thursday, January
26, for a conference on practical prob.
lems, plans and methods for their
work. Leon. C. Palmer, State Super
intendent of the South Carolina Sun
day School. Association, will attend
and take part in the conference.
This is said to be something newi
in Sunday school work, (liff erent fron
the ordinary Sunday School conven
tions. The entire day's conference
will be devoted to the work of the
superintendent. In addition to dis
eussions, questions. and answers, there
will be an exhibit of modern Sunday
school supplies and( approved methods
Each phase of the superintendent's
work will be taken up in detail and
the latest plans and methods sugges
atThe conferenice will begin promptly
intermission for lunch, until 3:30 p.
m. All are invited.
GOV'. COOPER'S MESSAGE TO
IPelaring that all else should be
subordinated to the paramount ques
tion of taxation. that ta1xes now~ are
not distributed according to tax pay
ing ability and that the ultimate ob
.ieetiv'e should be the abolition of the
property tax as the source of state
income in favor of various indirect
taxes which he recommended, Gover
nor Robt, A. Cooper at noon last Wed
nesday delivered his annual message
to the General Assembly of South
Following are the recommendations
made by the governor in his message.
1. Adoption of taxation system
based on the principle of ability to
2. Enactment of income tax law.
'Its yield certain and is based upon
tax paying ability.''
3. Enactment of inheritance tax
law. "It is estimated that this bill
will raise fromi $200,000 to $500,000
4. A tasx on petroleum products,
including one cent tax on gasoline.
5I. Increase in occupation and
privilege licenses to yield approxi
6. A tax on luxuries. "The law
should Include all forms of luxuries
t" 2 i J'1 1
$. "I wish to again urge tl g pas
sage of the 'proposed amendtn tt to
our State Constitution which is
necessary before you may proprly
classify property for the purpose of
9. No reduction in appropriations
for education. 'I do not believe that
South Carolina' is spending too-much
money for the Education of our
10. Generous provisions for care of
- 11. An appropriation "intended to
be used directly for the improvement
of our agriculture."
12. Ample appropriations to pro
vide for tuberculosis-stricken.
13. Appropriation to maintain Na
tional Guard Organizations.
14. Entire cost of State Govern
ment to be $705,353.00. "With this
machinery may be kept in motion
governmentt) and I trust that .the re
fourths mills is adequate to meet the
15. "1 believe there can be con
solidations and changee (in state
government) and I trust that there
port of this coVlhittee will be given
the consideration which it merits.
16. Reductions in direct property
tax of seven or eight mills below
the 1921 rate by enactment of above
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Frthe next few days I shall pla,
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Ineed the room-so these goods n:
Hlere are a few things found in th
things not listed here. Come let nasl
One lot Boys' pants
One lot Lalies Sweaters
One lot Children's Swea
One lot Men's Sweaters
One lot Children's Shoes
One lbt Men's and Boy's
One lot Ladies Coat Suita
One lot Ladies Coats
One lot Children's Coats
One lot Ladies Shirts
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n one perfect cigarette,
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and the best varieties of vegetable
and field seeds to plant for each
purpose is told in the
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Rcduced prices are quoted on
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Write for vour copy today.
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Doors and Mouldings.
>f Builders' Hardware.
e on anything you need
Lt the right price.
se a lot odds and ends will be found
a pair of shoes gets misplaced-this
--But never-the-less they are classedr
e on sale all Odds and Ends of
azingly low prices.
a sale. But there are various other
low you through these goods: