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V otLume xxx-v. LAURENS, SOUThi CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1919. NUMBER 31
Signing Averts a Probable
RUSslA S I ILL
Field Marslui Focih informs Supreme
Colnell of tIhe Signing of the Armis
tice.) Full Contents Nt Yet Made
Public but Provides for-More Stric
tures onl Germans.
Paris, Feb. 17.-Marshal Poch this
afternoon informed the supreme couti
cii of the acceptance by the Germans
of ithe conditions for a renewal of the
Marshal Foch appeared in'porson be
fore the council of the great powere
today and announced the acceptance
and the signing by the Germans of the
new conditions of the armistice.
The signing took place at 6 o'clock
1minday evenling on board Marshal
Foch's private car at Treves.
The signing averts what promised
to be a rather critical situation as it
had been reported that the Germans
might persist in carrying out t'helr
intimations of a refusal to sign.
The new terms, while still withhold.
a.re understood -to restrict German op
erations against Poland within certain
fixed lines, thus removing the danger
of a military clash, and at the same
time opening access between the in
terlor of Poland and the Baltic Sea.
But important results will take
form shortly when Marshal Foch re
turns to Treves for submission of the
details of the disarniament and de
mobilization of the German forces
which are being formulated by the
military, naval and economic advisers
of France. These are of a nature
amounting, in fact, to preliminary
Disarmament is -understood to in
clude both the naval and military
branches, and the naval authorities ex
peel the iitimate naval terms will
pro'ide for the dismantling of the fno
ilicajotins of lelgoland and the Kiel
Canal, the canal being opened for com
While the blockade Is not raised by
the present terms yet it is expected
that the disarmament under later and
more complete termis will obviate the
necessity of a further blockade an(
permit such economic anid food relief
as it is determined upon.
The counell of the great pofwers to
day gave a further hearing on the
Russian question, but no decislon was
reached. The feeling seems to be gen
ral that no decision is In sight and
that none of file pending plans offer
nmuch of a piro.-net for arriving at a
Treves, Feb. 17.---Unrmder the newv
terms for I le enewalI of thle armi1st ice,
as prtesented to t he Germans by Mlar
shal I i'chl, Gernmnty mus11 abandon all
oflens ive mnovemlets aiainst thle Poles
and alsoi tmust prohibiit hmer Itroops fronm
c rossinag thle H~ussian fronttiert at a cer
'Te ilie of demarca(t Iion ) betee
Glerman y an PtIiolanid is outli Ined as fol -
lows: I'ast of Grosser Neudorf (south
east of Itrotmble rg)I, soth of Labischin,
south of Schmodzlesen, north of Exin
(southwest of htromberg); south of
Satin, north of Czarnichaut (east' of
K<retuz); west of irbaumi and enut -
scheti ( wvest of Posen), Wollstein, Lis
rm andi north of Wiernszow nntd tho~nce
alohg the frontier 'between Silesla and
Po imd~. (This line of dlemarecationi
udvh.s to Loland~ a considlerabtle part of
it was provlided by the allied terms
that 'the armistice must be renewed
for an indeterminate period with a
fixed delay of three days for the det
nittumlt of it. The old t ermns of the
armist:ice are to 1b0 carried out com
tdctely b~y Germany.
The German dlelegates reachted
Trreves Friday mor'ning and Mlarshal
tloh artrived at noon. Thle first dis
(ilssion was at 31 o'clock Friday after
noon- and was begun by Marshal Foch.
Mathhlas Erzhterger spoke first for the
Play at Hickory TIavernu.
A play will be given at Hickory
Tiavern .school lerliday nightI. The publ
lib is cordially invited.
A VISITOR TIS WEEK
liepretentatIve of Children's Riome So.
clety of Greenvil-'e to bo lin Laurens
Mrs. Amy M. Ireland, of Greenville,
visited Laurens last week in the in
t-rest of the Children's Iome1 Society.
She expects to be here again the lat
Cer part of this weck, and will stop
with Mrs. J1hn 1iWhal. She will take
pleasure il fnswering liy (tuestlons
about the work of the society, anid will
be gl-d to accept any contribution for
this work. The poble of Laurens will
be doubly interested in the society now,
as two bables sent from laurens late
ly are being cared for by the society.
Sheriff Reid, Mayor Babb, Chief of
olice Blakely and Dr. Bearden, Health
(1Oeer, were instritment al in turning
Ibe children over tc the society, being
rquainted w it ti-e scope of its 1msi
ness and kno)wing of the good work be
The society has at present about 135
town one of its fiture citizens, a fine
hcalthy boy a few weeks old. A lead
ing physician has pionounecl hin the
'inest specimen of babyhood he has ev
The society which Mrs. Ireland rep
rosenis is a permanent, undenoinina
tional charity, supported entirely by
volunteer contibutions and devoted to
th. welfare of tie needy and homeless
children of South Carolina. Thore are
tOre distinct departments of the
work: Investigation of the alleged need
of each child reported, to find out what
ouht to lie done; temporary care of
those received into legal custody, pend
Ing final (isI)osition; supervision of
the children after placing.
The society 'has at present about 1v5
children in suitabel homes, under the
solupervision of the organization. The
plan is elastic a.s no buildings are ov
er crowded. The headquarters of the
society are at lloom 310, Union Bank
Building, Columbia, S. 'C.
Amnong the directors are the follow
ing from Greenville: President, L. 0.
Patterson: Sect., A. G. Gower; Treas.,
Perry Beattie; Directors: Gov. Ansel,
W. M. thirgiss, C. P. Graham and B.
LI EUT. 11OLTi BlACK.
Arrived in the City fromt Overeens
Last. Week. Gassed lin Argonlle For
Lieut. Thos. C. Bolt, attached to the
Rtainbow iDivislon, arrived in the city
last week from France, havinig been
sent home ahead of his divisioni ott ac
coilnt >f gas received just three (lays
before tle armistice was signed. Al
though partly recovered from Its vr
ifets, he is not yet entirely well an
will have to report at. a Washington
hospital wit.h it a few days for fillther
trealment. Lieut. Dolt gives high
praises to the fighting qualities of the
IRainbotwv Division, 'whicht probably saw
more figliling inl Fratnce t hanti any
A o. 11lll slates that before leaving
Prance h& enlisted the aid of two com
radex of Lieu I. Clamiue GIarrettI, who
was killledl it an aerial 'omibat, and io
(at ed his grave whlichi they mtarkedci
so that it could lbe found in futuri''
years. ile said lthat the comtraiis o0
I atint. (aret't sptoke in the highest
termst~ of his soldierly (iualitiles andu
thI he ' wa amilong the most popul1 arI
men ini his platoon.
I et. I11 wal vus joined here byv .s.
Illt, whto is leaching school alti ince
Loenli loardi Makes itecoid.
According to r'eports given out bty
the provost mnarshai getneral and
inted in The State Suntday, thle lo
cal excemplt ion board sent more mten
to traininog camtps than any othetr
boatrd int the state, 'the number being
1,4617. The Columbia board came see
otnd iwith 1,4110. This (dos ntot intdi
cate that Laiu'ens cotunty sent more
men tihan any other' county, because
sonme cotuntles, like Charleston and
Ii ieh a nd, had several boards. The lo
cal board, however, held a state-wide
reptutat ioty for effliengy and was hight
ly piraised On different occasions for
its wortk. As first iontSitultedl it wa'
('omploscd of Hion. RI. A, Cooper, Mr. C
A. P'owet and Dru. J. ii. TIeague, with
Mr'. 'oopter as chairman. Mir. Cooper.
nlow Gov. Cooper, was later relieved of
his services when he bectame diistrict
chiI aia of one of the Liberty, LAdui
drives andl hiis plac'e was takon by A
('. Todd, Inqh, who became cha irmuan.
Thle local hoard, like the remaining
boruntds in thie stale, has cratIed Its ree
or(tils reCady for shipment. and is readly
jto c lose unl itsbuna.
FIGURES ON POW
Test of City's Consumptiol
Which Would be Paid
With Reedy River Pow
in respoise to intittiries of The Ad
vertiser, Mayor lablb y-ster(day gave
out results o tests which had been
i1mde at the ipover staitioni to ct iimiiate
the cost to the city per month of pow
er tinder the proposed contract to be
Voted oin Tuesday, March -th, betwceen
the city and the Reedy Iiver Power
'Company. Mr. labb stated t.hat three
tes(s had been made. The first test,
which lasted from January 8th to Feb
rultary 8th, had to be discarded as of
no value 'because it was found that
the meter was inaccurate. The ;econd
test nyas made for approximately one
day by a representative of an ei
gineering firm in Greenville, from
which it, was found that the amount of
power used at this season of the year
was approximately 50,000 kilotvatt
hours per month. At the rate stipu
lated in the contract this would
amount to $1,250 per month. As this
WILSON READS D
Constitution Outlining Le
Wilson Before Suprem
Paris, Feb. 14.-The lirst world con
sAtution was made piublic, this after
noon when Precident Wilson read Il
draft of the league of nations organ
ization before the general peace con
While not containing a provision
ltr any sort of international police
force, the constitution inclides strin
gent. measures dosigned to prevent fu
ture wars. In case any nation makes
war without first submitting~ the (quCs
tions at. issue to aititration thbre are
the following possiLole Courses of
to the league:
Seveiance of dil)lomat ic relationus
hetveeni members of the leagiie an
Ile reca Icitralit power.
N'eonoimlic blockade of the niat ion I
fusing a rbitrat ion.
I coiinendation by the execltive
coneiil before thle use of force.
h'lle use of force. however, vith
leave to each power freedoln of action
mider its act-on to inake lie necessary
declarations of war.
The international police force or
geierai staff u rged by the lFreineh andl
put to a vote yesterday afternoon af
ter a stirring speech by F.unatlor
I miourgeois wvas overwhelmingly defeat
('4d. Only the French and Czelio-'
vaks voted in favor of it. Witl this
featulIre eliminlated the conlst itution
was adopltd iuinanimiously.
'1he const it It ion il(fiides a prealli
We an(d 2(6 articlvs, hiaving been in
creased from the original 22 articies
F"Ot(EF~iI SPE A h itU (0031IN(.
To lbe at irslt Haiptst ('hiirch Febl.
On Wednuesda y evenlng Feb 2Ih
at ist itaiptist church ;ii 7:" l'. .
thle peole of ii renis coiunt y will have
thle opport unity otf hiearing onec of thle
m ost1 forceful speakers )n h te Amincri
enni llat form. ie is a s secialist of
wvide ex perience and wonderfuil results
ini the fidd "f wvork for and a:nong
young pI0op0; in thle chuiirch, the Sun -
day schiool and in societies of thir
own i organIiing. No matter what thle
namue of your organ izat ion y'ou will
get encouragement and now ent hus
iasm for youtr work from this miagneticr
eneirgetlc, enthusiastic, consecratedl
Chiristiani who does things and can get
others to (10 things. 'The occasion is
a Rally for Youing People (all iundrer
85 are includedh) and the speaker wvill
be Carl Lahmann, a natIve of Denver,
Colorado, but a citizen of the World.
Puts Virginia "Over the Top."
A telegram was received by frliends
oif M;r. Frank MleCravy Moniday morn
ing stating that Virginia had gone "ov
er 'the top"' in the Armenian-P~yrian
Relief drive. Mir. AMeCravy was the
l rector of thle dive for that state ando
Iis work was done so well t hat lie has
been iiran sferred to West Virginia to
novh thue work! in that state. itis
friends here are d1eligh ted to kinow
that he suicceded so wveil ini hiis first
big (for hi fihnt line.
i of Power Shows Amount
Under Proposed Contract
test. was m1tad4e da:nlg 80uch a sho I
period of fir- ' F. Philpot, vity
vielcticianl, w in-1ir1eled to mnake
(Iotherv1t test for a plwrod of siX .
Th'lis period enldod Yesterdfay rir
and MI r. Philpot's FUgire; showed t1hatI
tle cont to tihe city for that period of
time was $259.50. .\ motith of litIty
days Would therefore amount to $1.
292.50 and for in (ntilre year $1 5.
78(i.25, phus or minus any amounts
that would have to be added or deduct
ed on accoilit of heavy or light. loads.
The constimption of current in Juan
uary and Februiary is generally con
Ceded to be above the average con
stniption for the year. The city un
der tile old contract paId to the power
coipaniy the sum of $11,650.00 per
The election on the contract is to
he hel( Marci 4ith. The time for -eg
istering for th eleclion will expire
Friday of this week at noon.
RAFT OF LEAGUE
ague of Nations Read by
e War Council in Paris
(iriing yesteriday's session of the
league comnwittee. The last articles
are devoted to purely parliamentary
matters, the others covering organiza
tion of the league.
FNxist-ing secret treaties are abro
gated and fiture treaties must be re
ferred to an internatio1Wtl tribitunal giv
ent fuill pubilhi(ly. Anl international
labor bureau is established. Former
German coloniles and Turkish provinc
es are to be placed under prolector
ates, the latter on the basis of self de
termination. All armatuents are to be
reduced to a point consist(nt with na
Siontal (u r111 ity and privaIle ttiatufa r I m -
fllr- of Inun11itionis will be proohibited.
The affairs of fit laIgue will be ad
niinislered by a "body of delegat '
inl which (ach m lember nation will havi'
on1e vott, aIt execultive cottnell, ol
'wbich th l'';ted Slates, Grea. Brit
ainl, rance. Italy and .lata 'will be
lenreseited by one mitetmt ber each and
the other e mb1her's by foir represiIa
fives. and a Irmani tientI. secret.artiat to
be appointaed by Ile executive coun cil.
Conlgraluiationls onl seentring adlop
tionl of Ithe league const ituitlln poured
into Aierical helivllull'te's at te
1Hotel Grilloti befor'e this afternioon 's
plenary session. Mellbers; of fit
Ieagutte to enforce peace declared thi
"is the goiden day in the history of
lthe woril." h'I'ey decla'red that do
21jile rum1 lo'' 'irclatIed in l'r is.
France is solidly behilld tile Ie:mtie
IMrs. I":noi' lailey, of Clinon,
'widlow of thle lat' Milas liiey, died4 at
bet' homte the-ry lFriday morintg at I
41'2!0ek atnd w:; buried in th l're'shv
11 o'c lock. Th'le ertv ice2s wieret contdut
ed by her Past or, 1Rev. Long, of the
Fitrst. Hlaptist ('hurch'I ando the blhlwhear
ers were heri six nephtews.
Mr is. Hail1ey3 would hiiave beeni 88
year's of age itn Sepitemiber. Sh~e is surt
vivedi by Meissrs. C. C., P'. Ii., R1. L., and
G1. WV. Halley, Mtrs. M. A. Sumtierci andl
Mrs. D~ave Hobo, all oif Clinton and1 vi
eiiy anid Mr a. S. D). Halley, of Green
ville. She Is also sutrvlvedi by oneC stepl
sotn, Mr. M. S. Bailey, of Clinton.
Tlo Operaile ('hero ('ola Plant.
Mtr. E. 0. Anderson, brother-in-law
of 'the late A. TI. Sanderts, plropietor
of the Chuero Cola plantI, htas severed
his connect in wIth the( WattIs Mills,
where lhe htas been book-keper, to
opetrat e thle Cher'o Cola p1lan hIie will
nanomc chari tge abhout thle first of the
was to have been he 4~ld in thle Sh il oh
Ischool dlIstriIct on Febirutary 25thIi has
beenli1))5 posti(ned to MIartchi 5thI. liepots
fromi that sect Ion lindiente that the peo(1
tile of thle ''mmunlliity aire geneirally ini
Ifnavor of thi nririteslVe move.
SE N,. OWE.NS TO 'ELL
(1F AoMP AT BRESTr
Invi.ted to Describe to ('ommlittee ('on1.
dltloi.. at Embarlkion ('mlp.
Washiington, lFeb. 17.--Senator Ow
ens, of Oklahoma, will e 1invited to
tul thie 'S nate .lifitary CommultIete' or
:) c-li at be t which he siar'ply
ril imfl in a stat ('t'1'. today afttei
hi: arri l In N'w York from France.
r 1a 11 akk r also expects Senlator
Ow,:N) * all at tIhe \\ar Departtment
srool to iorm ollb-ials t here of wlat
he s'1v wt this Im uch discussed center
of the American army's hoileward
Sertary fiaker aild today lie was
delighted "hat 'm'natior Owen had been
t.i the caltli ali mI what
the senator had to say, declared that
tle War Departileit was comubining
t:',evr souice whier additional shipping
to bljug the troops home might. he
"As to the crowding at Brest," the
secretary cotitnlied, "I have not the
means of knowing what the answer to
that is. T have been told and I do not
ike to say that I have been told be
cause it sounds so unautlioritative, bti
I havo been fold that the French rail
road coiltestion Is such that It is nec
nssarv for us to use the French rail
roads w'hen we can get them. They are
Is'ig them in t.heir own dlemobiliza
tion anid for the British and as a con
sequence we have to use them when we
Can get them."
The secretary added that returning
oficers and others who had passed
thro'uifh Rest recently had told him
ihat food conditions were very good
and that outside of the weather and
the mud they sa iwlittle o coml lain of.
Ie said lie could well imagine the feel
ing of the men waiting In that camp
for returin ing ships, however, and fil
ly sym!at1itz1ii./ed with all the discontent
and unhappiness litat this waitilg un
der tun le"asait conditions entailed.
Lon isiant Go iernior, it Address it.
Conifereni, I' res Iolding of Crop.
New Orleais, Peb. 17. -Viritally all
of todaI's sessioni of the confreeiii
called by (ov'. l'leasant, of Louisiana,
for tIihe pirpose of eons id riig redu
tion of cotton aeeIge next year aid
holdii o tihe prt'sent (p for bot
tir prices, was taketn u) with idress
cs Every tale itn the 1coto growing
group was represenited by bankirs,
meca tpienlters, and farmlers. G:ov-.
rtoir P1lesant in ai aldress ui rged
vrowers to redute eotton acn age nexi
yar a. least onte tiird of the normal
ant hold thi' presei t. crop fotr hiigher
W. T. hom pson, presidenti of Ile
New \ rlas )oek Board, advocated
the subidividin. of the cutlire ,otton
giowing area into state, coity, wNard
ld owislip organhizatlotns it) secure
wrilttn pledges of its members to
til at in cottoil on-4iird les aerag
in 1919 lthan wtas planted ini t19t . Ilie
alto proposed at .central organtialin
ini aceb iiolt'n produ.cei, i bane
ier(chts ando hi fmer ereesoted. i
( \\t' a mist0 hld' i' t ip ('4 io tht we11
nowilt have omf sa. om i the d lyo
don'i ian dour~ etistoyu man't have'
Iote ei t" I hl sd o\'f.yu r
h 7sin f. withl yitou." e Yrk
laelno Parkorof troow Oromns stati
ftate atminedint fev ork frisi,
lie sente. to (the .ofaesote fot dermo
etI I at t f Theckig i m entrmni simi
lar in ihe adoptLeu o -: Jaiesing Toil
sumo'aitin lie otncetsr In ithe reisnis
ofni t I ave P i i'ea' tuan eir ofarker'
aril, yotawinl that thay exvect oon
' lnter' ill dit, ;as bowi~ may hal
2l. rle andi isoe of.'ljtl iif
th lleimetil i ~ N eYork.
:IoTego 371slitReImenlti citmposedt
TROOPS IN RASSIA
TO B[ WIi1DRYM
Withdravii to be in) the
B Y PRVESIDENT
(eneral Illiss ('nbles irom laris iat
Wit irllaisl Will Bevln as Soon as
weatier ('oliions Iernit In tho
spring. 'Two companies of Eii
Vashington, Feb. 17.--Ainerican and
all ed troois operating in North RJus
sia 'will be witlidrawn at "the earliest
possible moment, that weather condi
tions in the spring wvill perniit," to
facilitate this moveiment and to 1n
prove lines of commnllcation for the
supplying of the forces that have pone
trated into the country. President Wil
son has approved the sending of two
additional companies of Anerlcan rail
way troops to Archangel.
This information cabled to the war
department by Gen. Tasker It. Bliss
at Paris by direction of the president
was transmitted today to Chairmen
Chamberlain and Dent of t.he senate
nd house military committees, respec
tively, by Secretary Baker. The an
nomil(ients broughlit exiressions of
a.pproval from several senators, in
cluding Senator Johnson of California.
PIepuiblican, who has been pressing his
resolution providing for a declaration
by the senate in favor of wi.hldrawing
the American forces.
General Bliss also informed &cre
tary Baker that Great Britain had de
cidei'd to send 2.100 additional soldiers
to Archangel to reinforce the army
in North Itussia.
Secretary Hake'r also said (Gen eral
INss had informed him that the Brit
Ish il ihitary anthorities felt no appre
hiension as to the military situatioU
sctrrlary Haker's ltter, Which was
sent to tle clairmeni of both the 11hous
amd senat mlitae yiltary ( mittoes, said:
"I have jusI received a cnble-ran
from General m ili, setl by the presi
dent' dirct io . ll which 0.m told
'hat the rit has 11)pr1oved the
.-i'i ng of t'vo American railway
conlipallie.. to .\lurmans-k for tile fol
owin:-ii )o.iocts: First to ssure greater
safely diuing this 'winter of tile allied
forces both along \lurniansk alld at
.A rehanellv and solu11 of Arelaigel;
seccold. the mu1ich hbet'er suI 113ply and if
necessary the reinforeement fromI
\.\!trimank of thl' alvale detcilmelints
soltlh or .trmansk ani Archangel;
thi;rd, to facil"Itt fihe prompt withi
drawal of .% crical al all ied troops
'n Nir Vi i:n at the earliest possi
ble tu1omenti t'e-)t weatherol Ionlditions inl
til, spring will permitf . The preto:idnt
lIms direlted m)w to fom un ln e
po tming to it' iieads of the ailied
I overln ment s whbtIe I have don(1e1. Thic
'ilreln ti dsir V t' hat h iis act ion aot
El the Flneo' fe.~t or tlmte ai da
to11 t- ni 1:sei (1 lit'r - n e fat lila..
-ot--itn itt I1 ro e il fet rinenforation.
"Ittn it io 1' t i S Ilem f.xremi e ofa
til Wlmwn toa .aank amt theoatote
have riiis sta d t'io shel cooera yelio o te
lire btetC the exlltmenn of r ico
Coies of(1t 1i1w(y 811rilopis aov Arefer
rfl( t.he tdesir sor theo Arailway
teraos isals iformted f that
thpen andt~s mlta autnforitmens (10 Arh
eany a durihenwint ave to go1 i
ar3 pit :ia thet rotern xtreme o
th'ite Seora nd tha th le operacctiono
fo( reient, In tsuppli toi Arch~age
tand t the topst s'ollth of Arhng
Genai 0' liss alsoiinfored n11 stat
fee alin areson tlti1a t whe mii
'.ary litutit' at'is A rcngel. iiv
the reiet, 1t t'ast' thi informea
tionto thert'' \ete : 11' commtee onli-n
(enCed ti ai ed aon for the refun ,