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VOLUME XXXIV- LAURENS, SOUTh CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 19193
NOTE O[ WA4RNING.
8O[JD[D BY fOCB
tluns Have 18 Divisions In
Foch Sounds Warning at Meetig of
S1upreime Counil. Recites InIstalnc.
es of (erimany Falling to Comply
With Armistice Terms. Ilideiiburg
has 18 Division on Western Front.
Paris, Feb. 10.-Tho supreme 'war
council, in w'hich .Marshal Foch and.
other military cammanders sit with
the council of the- great powers, con
tInued today the discussion of the
terms for the renowal of the German
armistice, without reaching a decision.
At the same time the league of nations
commission virtually completed the
final draft of that project, assuring its
presentation at a plenary session the
latter part of the week.
The discussion of tihe armistice took
a wide range, including the failure to
cxcbute some of the clauses of the pre
vious armistice, the blockade and the
use of enemy merchant. shipping. But
the main issue turned on a series of
piroposals of a rather drastic nature.
Niesigned to place the en emny heyond the
possibiitiy of re-arming and renewing
iVroim t e -'re h v'tandpoini tihe IIIe
n tace uif .eh ren wal i:s noi past, am
it Is urgd ! as a mat t er of foresiJmhl th:-t
siuita - raft''ena s be e'tabished
\\'hat. I ihwi' - S-drvI(iaist arie has not
been uistlo ed, htl it is genlerally un1i
derstoo(l that: Ihey include the liomitn
tion of the produnction of fhiid amd
heavy gouns, and an exact acconting
%f heavy guns now oin hand, also some
ifmiitation of the am illtairy organization
.hich I's to he of police :wrvice.
While sonic of the military con
manders take the view that fadleal
measures are needed to assure the al
lies, particularly France, against a
possihility of renewed peril, yet other
views tend to place reliance on eco
nomic measures as the best means of
preventing any renewal of enemy ac
Besides the discussion of the armis
time terms, M?.Klotz, the French min
Inter of finance', presented documents
of the Gerrnan general staff showing
a systematic 'plan to destroy French
industry, not only as a military meas
'ire, but as a means to promote Ger
man industial interests. The docu
ments were referred to the economic
conference recently established. The
discussion of the armistice terms will
be continued tomorrow.
London, Feb. 10.-British newspa
pers of all shades of opinion are de
voting serious attention to the atti
tilde adopted by the German govern
ment toward the armistice conditions.
The Onaily Newvs' Paris correspond
ent sends a dispatch from "authorita
tivo sources" on the subject, in iwhich
lie says his informant told him that
he had the best reason to believe that
Germany is not continuing to denmob
"She has now concentrated more
than eighteen division under Von Hin
denbumrg on the western front," the
correspondent quotes his informant
as saying. "We also have the best rea
eons to believe that Germany is keep
ing hier troops under arms on the pre
text of economic necessity. Sogne of
the nilitary authorities think that Ger
many has sought' more material to
give necessary armament to 26,000OO
-men, tiormami denlobiuiation' js a
condition to our demphM~zation, and
therefom'e disbandmen~t fit psuJbl0 so
long asm Germany'does not c4intp tg
"Allied military autboz'ities consid
er the time has now,prrived for Ger
many to give up her indiharmy strength
--4hat she lie 'brought tb Such a condi
~ion that she cannot resist later the
conditions of peace now being pre
pared. The allied theory abiways has
b)een that we shall fr'ame conditions
which (lermany will have to accept,
and there is nothing to discuss, except
as regards dedtails.
"For this reason, Germany is trying
to keep up her military strength ,so
that she can send a delegate to' the
peace congress for a thorough mflttary
discutssion of the peace conditions im
posed. On this point the French na
'ioan1 soialist party and its nemm
Itosolution Proposed by President Wil.
on is Adopted by the Conference.
Paris, Feb. 8.-The Supreme War
Council continued its decision of the
terms for a renewal of the armistice
today. The following official coninuni
cation with respect to the negotiations
was issukid this afternoon:
The Supreme War Council met this
afternoon from three to flve o'clock
at the Qual D'Orsay. The discussion
of the terms of the renewal of the
armistice was continued. The follow
ing resolution proposed by President
Wilson was approved:
"'First.-Under present conditions
many questions not prinarily of milli
tary craracter, which are arising daily
and which are bound to become of
increasing importance as tine passes,
should be dealt with on behalf of the
United States and Allies 'by civilian
representatives of these governments
experienced in such questions-fl
nance, -food, blockade control, ship
ping and raw materials.
"'Second.--To accomplish this there
shall be constituted at Paris a su
preme economic council to deal with
such matters for the period of the
or replace all such other existing in
armistice. Tle council shall 'absorb
'r-All ied bodies and their polwers,
as it may deteimine from time to
time. The econolillIc coluncil shall con
!1st of ot 10 ifo than five represelta
i 1e of eaci interesteid goverlnmenldt.
"T - ird.The sh be addedito
lhe present1 inlornatIionial piermanenivit
'rm Mice con IaIon two elvilian rt
r. a11.'' ives of h rho
k h1:ll von~lult with (tht, Alied bi!"h emnl
mam111 l ut ho inlay rep.lort direecl to
11he sulpreme1 (41onomiek counlcil.".
"Theli next meleting, will take phir
onl Nlnday a( I1. o'clock inl the aftor
Deatih of i (111141.
Robert M1cDanlel Simpson, the
youIg Son of Mr. n Mis. Marion J.
Simpson, died at the hospital Monday
morning after being riltlially ill for
several weeks. The funeral services
were held at the cemecery here Mon
(lay atfernoon, the services being con
ducted by Rev. S. IT. Templemai, pas
tor of the Baptist church, assisted by
Rev. C. T. Squires, pastor of the Pres
byterian church. "Mack" as he was
affectionately called by his parents
and their friends, was a few weeks
more than a year old and had made a
warm spot for himself in the hearts
of all of those !who had watched his
growth during his short life. The par
ents have tile deep sympathy of their
many friends in their bereavement.
Corp. Medlock Baek.
Corp. Sanford C. Medlock, who has
been under treatment at Camp Jack
son for wounds received while in
France, came up last week to spend
several days with his parents, Mr.
and 'Mrs. Stacey Medlock. Corp. Med
lock was a member of Co. D and was
swounded in several places by shrap
nel near St. Quinten on September
Pliay att Princeton.
The publlic is cord(ially invited to a
play, "Married to a Suffragette", giveni
at the Princeton schoolhouse On Feb
rtiary 14th. A chlicken supper will also
left wing is strongly Opp)osed to any
thing -being done to save Germany
from tihe consequence of defeat. In
this matter the French government
will be supported by the entire na
The correspondent asys he has
been informed by a competent British
authority that Marshal Foch "made a
declaration of a somewhat serious
Aharacter at a meeting of the supreme
"He feels," this authority is quoted
as sayink, "that t'he Goermatns are be
ginning to forget that they are beaten.
They are apt to forget that we are in
a state of war. They have been sloiw
in handing over transp~ort and other
things. They are causing a great deal
"We are demobilizing fast; they are
not contiuing to demobilize. There is
danger of Germany saying, 'We (10 not
care anything about your league of na
tions, andl we have got our troops.' Un
less a change takes plae we mighlt b6
faced 'with a situation in which (Ger
many as regards thle number of men in
the field will have three men as
agrainst the allies two.
Phillip Miller and Ernest
Gen. -Pershing and Barn
Johnnie Hamilton, Mage \
Will P. Dunaway Cited foi
In a letter received by The Adver
tiser yesterday from Capt. Arthur Lee,
Co. 1D, 118th Infantry, Thirtieth Divi
81oni, he tells of the gallant conduct
of his men while under fire in France.
'iwo of his ien, Private Phillip Mbi
ler, from some point in South Carolina,
and First. Class Private Eirnest G.
Green, of Ashiport, Tenti., were pro
sented with the Distinguished Service
Meldal by General Pershing on Jaui
ary 22nd for gallantry and bravery
Wihile under heavy fire. Tihe following
men, all Iwell known here, were cited
in General Orders for conspicuous
gallantry while under fire: Sergt. J.
Barnie Parrott, Clinton; Corp. Doe J.
iBucanan, Laurens; Sergt. Johnnie
1-milton, Laurens; Corp. .lage Mc
Abee, Laureiis; Private John D. Felder
(S. C.); and Private Will 11. Duiaway,
Capt. Lee stated that before this
reacei lere lie c(ompany would In
all prolbiility he on its way homne, but
as it has beei "on its way hmile for
:biolt two montlis" he was not (er
tai. lowerhe thoughl he would
ar inl a NN :k or tell (1dy. . Il clos
in" e i hi r, ar . to "everyl l .
of te co . ith Oh. t Xceptim or
ihe li~eerit was at 111 H14 (0m.o
(Courtesy Western .I eWsiaier Inion.)
CAPT. ARTHUR LEE
Co. 1), l11th Infantry.
writing. He stated that thuis list should
(luiet the fears of many who felt un
easy about members of the comlpany.
All those included in the list, he said,
are still alive, healthy andl drilling in
the com'pany every day. It will be nuot.
ed from the list. that the company is
made up in part from troops from
many states and from at least tIwo
count ries. It follows:
Al bert Anderson, Springhope, N. C.
King J. Antwine, Andrenvs, S. C.
Eidwin F. Albers, Broush, Colo.
Robert T. Barnett, Lau rens.
Walter A. flurer, D~osadille, Miss.
Patrick C. Baldwin, Laurens, s. C.
Thomas A. TBarrs, Branchville, S. C.
Julius J. ,Bryson.
Glaud R. Brown, 'Hickory Grove, S. C.
Oscar Robo, Dlanville, Va.
Olenn Bull, Clinton, S. C.
Willis L~. Burton, 'Donalds, S. C.
Will A. Buchanan, Clinton, S. C.
Eddie F. Bremer, Ocheyden, Iowva.
Clarence P. Bryant, Chester, 8,. C.
George W. Blurkett, White Oak, Ga.
'Ben W. Barbary, (Greers, S. C.
Samuel S. Barton, Greenville, S. C.
JTohn T. fluff, Columbia, S. C.
Venus 0. Burris, Co'ncord, N. C.
Ephran TI. flurris, Concord, N. C.
DavidI D. Boyd, Greenwood, S. C.
Wade Ii. Brazell, Pelzer, S. C.
Eddie T. Byrd, Sumter, S. C.
Alonza W. Cato, Johnson, S. C.
Jlohn Cl. Cauble, Chester, S. C.
AlBert Corneilson, Gleorgeville, Minn.
Spencer A. Collings, Sheka, Minn.
Solomon Clayton, Greers, S. C.
Ben Campbell, Laurens, 5. (1.
Vancen D. (Cline, Concord, N. C.
LS TO CO. D MEN
3reen Receive Medals from
e Parrott, Doc. Buchanan,
IcAbee, John D. Feider and
Conspicuous Galiantry Un
Francis Cummings, Valga City Iowa.
Jacob M. Clausen, Trasky, Minn.
Albert L. Cran ford, 'Concord, N. C.
Johnl W. Creamer, Laturens, S. C.
['earl W. 'Eaton, Promicity, Iowa.
Albert Edwards, Greenville, S. C.
1'au1l 13. 1zell. nr e, S. C.
Tienny 1Fvje, Gully, Mii.
E0Imer J. Foss, Josper, linn.
Irt M. Floyd.
James J. Foster, Spartanburg, S. C.
Ben T. Fuller, Laurens, S. C.
Charles I. Flynn.
Ernest B. Grecn.
lernian E;. Gibson, Norway, S. C.
David It. Garris, Co~leton, S. C.
Booth M. Gray, Gray Court, S. C.
Walter S. Gray, Concord, N. C.
Algred C. Gosnell.
Oscar E. Gustofsen, Lansdale, Minn.
Jolinie llamill ton, Liau1reils, S. C.
Carl It. i loneyclt.
l';tt 13. lulttzelaw.
Ilceinant II liw .
J4hn 1'. Illnt I, Or . C.
l.at i I tr y ' airiax, ;-.C.
\\~lh in l' . I l.H I, i A ii , I ' .
I ii. a. l I). Ileili in, Ili a-, .\l in11 .
Il Al. Harris, Oiailb vr o, Fla.
Jyela.' i . Concord, N . C.
Harlan L. James
Gihnan11 J11 .ohso , O1tTrtal, .\lnn.
I'ml 11. Johnsoni, NoIsiood, N. C.
red C. J0onsn, MiaiialiS, Alinn.
Jack . olilson, rangewood, Mlin.
Toly I. Johnson.
Clveland It. Jons, 'New Orlan, la.
John C. Joins, Lancastr, S. C.
Albert I. Jacobs, Coly. bia, S. C.
Jarl W. Lenninhgtoni, lNurns, S. C.
Archs 11. Knowles, Manley, owa.
mil IKO, St. Paul, Minn.
Oscar I. Krogness.
rus Kiaberg, New Ilavew, Connii,
ow.d King, Laurens, S. C.
James Z. Kirby.
Jack C. Lee, Durham, N. C.
Arch Larson, Blakely, W. Va.
Carl RI. Lind.
Jens R. Larson, Lake Park, Ioa.
lenry Leirter, Vedia, Iowa.
Christian Lillanon, New York Mills,
James E0. Langston, Laurens, S. C.
Adolphus S. Dund.
Theodorn Luuldn Upogiomng
ilyl iA. eans Ll, oncrdk.
Weolgiam Moore, revle .C
Odie L. Mcll, MtanCin, Ar. C
l~il C). Mtlolae. ltoN.C
Sese Mcal, ViColumbi, In. C
Rora L. Marhti, Grensl, S. C.
Robert A Mayduar, ARok Hil, Ok. C.
Johnia . Mioc, Roeh Ilef, Tennu.
Penjami Mauldoino~,or ga.
Wil R. Mueans, Cono, Miss.
George M M~1oo, Allanenvio,8 .
Indd A. Mc~reall, Mnnit, S. C.
Hen. Po.eMlDouglad1, Miss., N C
Jiesse Mcional, CLimbea, S.Cxa.
Hragh McWit, OGfrdvi, 8. C.
Sylmester Mayde, lerso, Ola.
W~ilams Mir, ittle doe, Missur.
Peterl4 Mdliezeek, ihgn
Jolln I1. Murphys, .onso, Mis.
-Loili Mley, Allianc, Ohno.
D. 'IorlandilLend Ms.
Albnrt Mcica, Le(indn, Teas.
Cone Mcgacwann, Axford, Wi. .
C.lveste Mc~hetorl, Biosel, l.
(hlot Millor Aohlprl Tenn.)
PROVIDES FOR ROADS
Two and a Half Milis Extra Levy for
Good ioads. Rural Police and
County Demonstration Continued.
Two and a half mills extra levy for
inunediate Work on roads Is provi(ed
for In a bill introduced by the county
delegation in tile General Assembly,
according to a statement by Repre
sentative D. T. Kinard while in the
city Monday. Mr. Klinard said that it
was the conviction of the delegation
that immediate provision should be
made for repair and maintenance of
roads While the bonid Issue ,was still a
matter of uncertainty. It is estnimated
that the levy will produce about $20,
000 out of which a Considerable sum
can be used for labor saving machinl
ery and the remainder go for mainten
ance. lie said that the delegation felt
that it was carryiig out. the wishes of
the tax-payers in making this imnme
diate provisioi for better roads.
In speaking of othei- local legislation
Mlr. inard said that. the policy of the
delegation was iot to make radical
changes in the county's government,
but to go slow and consider all mat
t0rs before taking deciled action. The
rural police system, he said, would
not be molested this year ntior would
there be alny reduction in the aIppro
piatio for tle farm demoistalor. The
Supply hill for the county will he prae
li' *i ly thi' Sone a; last year withI the
ox Ie ; inl 4f 111. special lery for
1o I -()(nr''j l Fi it
C o p rI I.(,( of III I, -fl: I I
tur s lUFF (Of (-, i 11''i i Fll OF I(;
mole t hni a cel.in prcentage of al
Ah-'sers'. l\TiFrFr:1 Fand D7avr' harvs in
troduclFed a lill .iuinly *withu reprueen
tat ive' Alici'iillan. of 2lharle'ston, ('arI
rying out the i reconimenhi daiois of hlle
goverlIor as to silholansh i ps and tI i
tiois in state institut1ions. The hill
as written would abol h all free ui
tions ill stIlte colleges as vell as schol
arships and a loan fund substituted
in the ir stead. Kr. Kinard said that
sentiment in the legislatuIe was
strongly in favor of the bill and that
he thouglt it would pass.
The Supply Bill.
The following Is the sulply bill as
introduced by the delegation:
Be it enacted by the General As
sembly of the Statc of South Carolina:
Section 1. That a tax of eleven and
one-ralf (11 1-2) mills Is hereby levied
upon all the taxable property In the
county of Laurens for county purpos
es for the fiscal year commencing Jan
uary 1st, 1919, for the amounts and
for the purposes hereinafter stated,
respectively, that is to say:
For permanent imp rovement s
of roads and bridges, tIwo
and one half (2 1-2) mills $22,189.96
Cross country roadls..........0,500.00
Roadl improvemelnt, bridges,
lumber, etf... ..........5,288.W,
Convicts and maIntenance of
roadl workIng organization,
machinery andl equIpment 18,7'61 .53
Clerk of Court...............400.00
Deputy Sheriff .-.... ... .480.00
Suberintendent of 'EducatIon 1,200.00
T1raveling expenses, Superln
tendelnt of Educntion .. .. 300.00
Physlefan ... ... .. .. .. ..,..250.00
Coroner. ....... .. .... ...22500
Janitor of Courthouse. .. ...275.00
Sutervisor .... .. .. . ... ..1,500.00
Traveling expenses of Super
visor .. ......... .......300.00
Clerk to Supervisor, steno
graphic work . ......... ....200.00
Two County Commissioners
at $100.00 each .. .. .. .....200.00
Clerk to Board of County
(Commissioners ....... . ..00.00
Clerks to Board of County
JTudge of Probate..........200.00
City of~ Laurens, Laurens
Town of Clinton, I lunter
(Continued o oa ae
Votet for Women Lost by
WITH THE SUFFS
Oni Final Roll Call 55 Senators, One
Le(ss Th'lan Reuilred Twio-TIhirdis,
Voted for li'I aid 2.) Voleid Agninst
It. Fight WIll i Iteiewped iIn the
Washington, Feb. l0.---ly a margin
of One Vote evtual suffrage nI
fotibl' d(feat today in the senate.
furitiher action at this session Is now
I)O:sible, but advocates announeed that
the now nearly half a century old cam
paign for sublmnission of the Susan 13.
Anthony constitutional amendment to
the st at's would ie rene-v.ed when the
Sixtv-sixth congress Convened.
On the final roll call today 55 sena
tors-one less than the two-thirds re
qo iured-voted for adoption of the reso
lotion and 29 senators cast, their hal
lots a ainl it. '"om1i::rntlively brief
debate preced(d Iie vole whicl official
Iy killed Ihe res-olution vdoptled by ithe
holsI on .i lantutary 11, 191"', by. a vote
of 2~! 1( 1 ( & ' t of the Ileasm-e
S. .((I h r ' of woniven in
-111110 w Irtno demlon'
A'.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 iS'l h 1 ilIl
I I:! 1 r n t%, inWb ( i- ill"
I I 1n :.1 nn I i n I I II
ha It le hit.10 ''o bl hi be r. 'l-ved in the
nix! congress. SnpporterI of the reso,
lotion generally predeiel thatsu
m\wuld be atteined thenl.
Twiinty-fo rl t d mlocrt ts anid Ilirly
one repiblieans vot(ed ifr lhe resolit
itit today, ile eiglihteel democrats
and elevent rpuiicans oplosei it. Of
the senators absent and paired, eight
Were recorde(ld in1) tle affirmative and
four in the negative, indicating that
sentlmentivi of the 9c memhers stood 63
to 33 In favor of the resolution.
Those voting in favor of the resolu
Democrats-Ashurst, Core, Hender
son, Culberson, Johnson of South Da
kota, Jones of New Mexico, Kendrick,
Kirby, Lewis, 'McKellar, Myers, Nu
gent, Pittman, Pollock, Ransdell,
RobInson, Shrafroth, Sheppard, Smith,
of Arizona, Thomas, Thompson, Var
daman and Walsh-2-1.
'lepiblicans-Cald er, Johnson of
California, Iardling, Jones of Wash
ington, Frelinghuysen, Girohna, Colt,
Comm ins, Cu rtis, 'Fernald, France,
Kellogg, Kenyon, L aFollette, Lenroot,
McCutmber, AleNary, Nelson, New, Nor
ris, Page, P'oindexter, Sherman, Smith
of Michigan, Smnoot, Spencer, Sterl
log, Suitherlatnd, Townsend, Warrenl
andh Walson-31. TIotal, for, 55.
Aga inst -Democrat s: flankhead,
Tleekham, Fletcher, Gay, Hlardwickc,
lHitchcoek(, Marlin of Virginia, Over
man, Pottetrene, Sautlsbhury, Simmons,
Sm ith oiif Georgia. SmithI of Soutth Caro
Inma, Swanson, Trammiell, Utnderwood,
Williams and Woleott-18S.
Republicans-Batrd, llor'ah, Blrande
gee, 1)illingham, Hale, Lodge, McLoan,
Moses, Penrose, Wadaworth and Weeks
-11. Total, against, 29,
The following wore paired: Chamn
herlain of Oregon andl Martin of Keon
tcky, with Reed of Missouri; Goff of
West Virginia and Owen of Oklahoma
with Shields of Tennessee; Hollis of
New Hampshire and King of Utah with
Knox of Pennsylvania and Phelan of
California and Fall of New Mexico nyIth
Smith of Maryland.
School Opened Montday.
The iutarant ine which has been in
effect In Ithe city for thte past several
wveekcs, due to the Influenza epidemuic,
was lifled the first of the week and
the schools are again open. Churches
'wer'e also open again Sundaliy and the
pictutre showv Monday. A lutarantline
rgaintst the Walls Mills village is still
int effect, however, a numbetr of eases
still being Itrealted there. Thte e p1
dem ie h0th in thie city and county
has largely abated1 (liring thte past
two weeks, only a few dleathIs being re
tiorted in that time,