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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1917.
Ger Foreign Minister at B
xico City to Propose Al
Induce Japan to Join in (
Light in Washington Wc
Bernstorff Prior to His Dep
Washington, Feb. 28.-The Associat
ed Press is enabled to - reveal that
Germany, in planning unrestricted
submarine warfare and counting Its
conseicnces, proposed an alliance
with AMexico and Ja)an to make war
on tie I'!inted States, if this country
should not remain neutral.
Japan, through Mexican mediation
was it i'c urged t) abandon h aft.-es
anid ja~in iII the alak on' the t'nte t
.lexico, for her reward, waz ta re
ceive general financial support from
Germn ny, re-onqtier Texas, New Mex
100 and Arizona-lost provinces-and
share in tihe victorious peace terips
Details were left to lerman Minis
ter von iek'ilardit in the City of Mex
teo, who by in11s111c ons signeil by
Germa11n Foireigi .Mlnisiter Zimirmioan,
at Herlin, .lan uary 19. 1917, was direct
'd to propose the allhinece with .\lexi
to to Ge enral Carranlza and sulggest
that .\lexlco seei to bring Jailn into
These inst lict ions were fran smit -
ted to Von) iekhardt through Count
vont iHnlstorff, forimer G(er1 ,inmn aibas'
sador her, now on his way holie to
Germany under a safe conidu('t obtain
ed from his.enemies by Ole couitry
against which he was plottiig- war.
Gveriany pictiureod to .\exivo by
broad in timat ion, ingland and the
Entente allies defeated; (Germany 1i
lier allies triumphant and in world
domination by the instrument of unr'e
stricted submarine warfare.
A copy of Zimmerman's instrietions
to von Eckhardt, sent through von
Hlernstorff. is in possession of the
United ta.tes government. It follows:
"Berlin, Jan. 19, 1917.-On the 1st of
February we intend to begin subma
rine warfare unrestricted. In spite
of this, it is our intention to endeav
or to keep peutral the United States
BOY SCOUTW' PART
Value 3light be Incalculable in Case
"Boy Scouts Will Mobilize for War".
i etdlines of this type ii the newspa
pers have alarmed many parents
whose boys are enrolled as Boy Scouts.
But the alarm is needless, If you are
a father or a mother of a Boy Scout,
you need have no fcar, for your bey
will not be called upon for any sort of
- An ofliclal statement published in
"Scouting", the organi of the Boy
Scout movement, tells just what the
Boy Scouts will do in case we have
w~ar with Gei'many. irist, it is saidi,
wvhatever sei'vice Boy Scouts may ren
der' to the country wilil be entirely vol
untary on the part of the individual.
Second, no Boy Scouts will take part
ini any military opierations; none of
them wili carry a gun. Hut in a na
tional crisis there isi muchb work in
which the IBoy Scouts can be very use
ful---such work as the following:
flender'ing first aid to the sick or in
Sending messages by wire, wir'eless,
(hoperating in the protection of pr'o
perty by acceptting defiite assign
mnentst for the purpose of giving alarm
in the case of danger'.
Acting as messenger's and cooperat
ing with agencios organizedh for' relief
work, such as the Red Cross.
There are one hiundlredi and ninety
seven thousand offlciallIy enrol led Hoy
Scouts available for such work if they
should volunteer. There are also
about three huundredl and fifty ilhous
and boys or' young men who have had
Boy Scout tr'aining, but who are no
longer otltecially enrolled. No doubt
thiousandls of these youths wVouild offer
to serve their counti'y in a crisis, and
some of them are now old enough to
fight, Finally, there are about fifty
thousand men, ten thousand scoutmnas
ters, ten thousand assistant scouitmas
ters, and thirty thousand other adult
advisers of the Boy Scouts who have
had some training of a sort that would
make them uiseful to their country it
war comles. Thus the Boy Scout move
ment has already provided a great
?rlin Instructed Von Eckhardt at
liance and Mexico Was Asked
Zonquest---Messages Brought to
re Transmitted Through Von
"It this attem)t Is not successful
we iroose an alliance on the follow
ing basis with Mexico: That we shall
make war together and together make
peace. We shall give general finan
cial support and it is understood that
Mexico Is to reconquer the lost teri
tory in New Mexico, Texas and Arizo
na. The details are left to you for
"Yol are instrueted to inform tlie
president of Mexico of tihe above ir
Ithe greatest confidence as soon as it
is certain that there will be an1 cil
break of war Willi the 'nited States
and suggest that the president of .\ex
leo, on i s own iiialive, sloul(l comn
Im1unleate wftli Japani suggesting ad
hieranive at once to Ih is plan: at. 'he
saineu ilme, offer to mediate between
Germ11ain and lapall.
"'lIase call to the attentillon of the
president of Mexleo that (Ie eiploy
ment of rithiiless suimiarine warfare
,flow prom1ises to Compel iE.ngli 1 to
miake1 peace in a few msonths.
This documilieit has bn~een inl the
hands of Illh. givernmiint slice Pr(.-i
(et 0 Wilson broke otf diploliatic rela
tions Wi liGermany. It has been kept
scre f. Whili e file presideit has lbeen
asking Congress for full auithority if)
deal with Germany and while conl
gress has beenl hesitating. It was in '
the presideit's hliands While Chancel
lor von BethIi mannuui-l loll weg was de
claring that ihe 1'riled St ates haIl
placed an interpretation on Ihe sub
marine declaration "never intended by
lermany" and that lerniany had pro
moted and lionored friendly relations
with the United States "as an heirloom
from Frederick the Great."
Of itself, if there were no other, it
is considered a sufliclent answer to
the Germnan chancellor's complain that
the United States "briusqtuely" broke
off relations without giving "authen
tic" reasons for its action,
reservoir of human resources whmos
value might be inealculable if we go
to war.-Fditorial in lThe Outlook,
ATTAiCK ON GOVElNORI.
Fergiisoni of Texas Faces Impeach
Austin, Tex., March 3.-Charges
which may be made tle basis of 1imi
peachient proccedings against Gov.
James J.". Ferguson were presented to
the Texas house of representatives to
(lay by Representative If. P. Davison.
Action was deferred until Monday af
t e roon.
it is allegedl that Gov. Ferguson mis
a ppropriated publie fiund(s for miain~
tenance of the excuitive mansion andl
nmisaippliedl funds in signing vouchers
CGov. Fergusoni is further dlelared1
to have violated the State banking
laws. lie has explained this matter
several times before the house.
Vi LLA IEPOWITED)I ILL,
S4aid to llave Ceased to T1e Factor,
San Anitonio, Tex., March 3.-Advic
es receivedI by Gen. Pershing tend to
confirm the r'eported Illness of Fran
cisco Villa. Army oflicer's here think
Villa has ceasedi to be a factor of imo
poertance in the Mlexican situation.
NEIW ItEPItISAIL STEP'S.
Oermaniy Acts Against 11er P'risoners
Berlin, March 3.-Lieut. Gen., von
Stein, the Prussian iister of war,
annodunccd in the reichstag today
that reprisals had boon taken by the
Glerman government against what the
minister termed tihe mistreatment of
Germans taken prisoner b~y t-he entente
The ocultst is naturally optimistic,
there being lots of money in sight for
him, On the ether hand, the dentist is
not necemsarily plessimistic because he
often looks down in the mouth
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L ('(LD POINT NE WS. *
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Cold Point, March 5.-Mr. II. F.
Wheeler was in town Saturday on bus
Mr. Guy M. Moore of -Cold Point
visited Laurens Saturday.
Mr. John II. IHunter of lirksdale
visited his% daughter, .Mrs. T. 1P. Dun
can last week.
After the four days' rain we are hav
Ing some .\larch wind.
Mr. Dollis Nelson visited Laurcns
The haIlth of (1he coimunity Is very
.JAPAN IS STANDING
IY ENTENTE ALI1ES
Ilopes4 0th1er Nationts W111 ave ('on.
fidence inl Intettri-ty ofi Its Pur11pose.
Tokyo, .'lreba ::--\ -oldhional
statement Issued by the Japan ese for
eln ofer-c today refr to fre(quent
aI'1emii11.; of Ger-many "to ow seeds
of ti.-trat-i Ih we n .tapan ; d (Irt'It
Nritlain and to cause il teesr 'em n
of iapan and Ithe 1'nited Flates" and
"I'he governi en t is coifleIIt hat I
the [popl .ind v( t:i-O n'4 s ofr the
(,I) telI \ will con i , ! to baseo conl - ,
Ilence lin .1.apan's% loyalty an its1.1)1 do
torminationl to ext-11d ;1il .11b11ai
anld hretho di'llilttiv. andf hard
Ilanw anl i Gernani ereltli . endI
1i1lA N PItO)F1FE
-3pexelin Forekign . Ister Issils For.
111tl StatteIIrenfit. No AllIaince Inv1Itel
--Gnlatdalajara, .\exico, 1,a1r.h1 :,,.
Gen. Candido Aguilar, the provislonal
111iniser of forevign relationls, today
frinaly denied thiat thef .\exican gov..
ernlilt had been appioach'ed by
Germoany with Ihie ol.ie(t of forming
an alli'njee hostile to tile lnited
The sin cilent given out by the
.\lexicaln foreign mlinister' says.
"The governiient of .\lexico has not
ieceived InI behalIf of the govern ment
of Ct'rmanv any proposal for an al
lianev looking toward% war with the
SICh WIFE' S TS'OIY S1'11.
The following Is surprised LaII
rens: A husines - man' wife suffered
'froyu and conl tipation lor'
years. Ahu I lidt dieted -he was so
Moalf-d h10r cloth I I would1 not Ilit ONE
l'OONVlb buckit 1ornbarglycerinev,
ele.. as miIjed ( .\tiled--kn -elieved
Ie r INSTANT '. I a ne Adle- i-ka
epti t lO' Iwe and smai Intes
till" it relieves, ANY C.\SE constipa
tion. totir tIlmach or gai and preveits
.Ipenldiit(f ii . Ii has QI'ICKEST action
of aniything" WO evVrs'd0hVrk
Drlvcs Out Malaria, -luilds Up System
Tei Old atntintirr-ml stia I icntittaitg tonic,
(ROV t 'A. i T . '> chill T 2. dr':es out
uit St l<4
O UR Extensive ass
leaves nothing t
as well as the mosi; desil
Our suits show a distinct
ready made garments.
tion paid to the smallest
you would look for in
You owe it to yourself t
the assortments are still
know that they cost n
Suits $9.95 up
Where You Se
When They Ai
Japan llegards (AerIian Seline as
( rot esq lie.
TPokyo, Friday. Alarchl :.-ThIe de
laration of the Japanese governni(nt
(h rough Foreign Mi n.biteri Viscou nt
Alotono, that Japan its Ieeive(d no
Si'oiosition from .\iexleo or Geria ny
tI join in a possible war againt the
litel SItes was IIIpleie1ted today
in i state 'nient IIlade to the Assoelated
Press oil bel.al f of lhe goverin mncii
by KiroO Shideliara, vIee foreign 1
'We were greatly surprised to hear
of the Geiniizi proposal," le sidi. "we
(.aI not imagine what (ermiiainy is
thinking about to conceive that she
cof,!H[ posrlbly involve us in war with
O ie Uited States merel by asking
.\iexico. This Is too ridleie no s I'm.
31ildredian filir H u lted) .N r FIails
To re iore g ray hair to its Iatural
color and beauy. No m1attir how old
1n1d fIded your hir looks, mf- ho - lon.
oul have been gral . it will w,rk wc
ditrs f'or youl, kieep *you)I lookingyl n
h cII. v i xirin i I o o I eh
- ih i or W hn. \\ i l ot m . vil you
he r1'. s nlot I yo.,
Holwse al s0u 1
al~~~( Itrn 1r o
.s Are R
ortment of Suits, Coats and
o be desired. Every stylist
aibleC ma'1terials6 re icu
,ion dnd individuality rarely
Their correct style lines--Th<
detail of construction are
tailored-to-measure suits a
o see these suits and dresse
completor'And it's interes
more than garments of a
e The Styles
.1. A. Coburn, made Ils annual pi
gim age to Laurens Saturday evenling
with his band of minstrel sini ers,
danCers, Jugglers, illsicians et cetera.
The Coburn reputation for e.semblo
singing, black face comedy, sceni ef
feet and specially acting was noi dim
Iled by this year's performia nce. but
the coipany. did not shtow upt) to best1
iltiva1niage ill solo work. The mu iea
director fhis year has gone in too 11111ch
for "freak" singing, to the deirimenlt
of ti progran . Charlic ano. as
Sisted by Tom1 Post ;)(] C1arlio \-er
ml1ontf, fovrl d a Iri) aro i0 ( \% w lhih
most of 1lin' fln of t evcnin:L rv
Volved and)( they keptl the hlousv loar
ing iduring the lile they ocupir th11 e4'
SIage. Local theatre goers wer -had
Io se4 young "lula" M4lvtle'' he Ilter
of, fihe smailldi and v ,mbnals, who is
a Greenilvill4 proldlet and hiown iei -
5)nally by mny here.
A bout CoilSti pit! lilt),
( lin t1ie!-s of liet tel nd to
m'heek vmement of thewe. Tho
14L-d 0Io111non ofu thIse arei 14 he(' tena
nd: heh'd l i k. On he wherv 1. ta.
o ;r a I d !holo
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c i XuI . h n . r
lo in a!w Or u lea n.
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