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V .LU..i .XXIV. L AURENS, SOUm CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1919. NUMRD
Signing Averts a Probable
Field Mirsinull Foch Iiiforms Supreme
Coieil of .he Signiig .of the Armuis.
tice.) Full Contents Not Yet Mande
Puhie ibt Provides for-M1lore Strie.
tures on Germans.
Paris, Feb. 17.-Marshal Foch th'is
afternoon informed the supreme coutl
ell of the acceptance by the Germans
of the conditions for a renewal of tihe
Marshal Foch appeared in .person be
fore the council of the great powers
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
iunday 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 their
Intimations of a refusal to sign.
The new terms, while still withhold.
-are understood to restrict German op
erations against Poland within certain
'fixed lines, thus removing the da'nger
of a military clash, and aLt the same
time opening access between the in
terior 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 disarimament 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
lude both the naval and military
branches, and the naval authorities ex
peet lie u itimate naval terms will
provide for the disrmnantliing of the for
tifleaions of lelgoland and the Kiel
Canal, the en nal being opened for com-.
Whil( tlie blockade is not raise(d by
the preseit terims yet, it is expectel
hat tlie disarmament under later and
more complete terms will obviate the
necessity of a further blockade and
permit such economic and food relief
as it is determined upon.
The coineil of the great polwers to
day gave a further hearing on the
Russian (ilnestion, but 110 decision -wa1s
reached. The feeling seems to be gen
ral that no decision is in sight and
that, none of the pmnding plans offer
11111411 of L. re 't for arriving at. a
sat isfactory soiution.
Tlreves, Feb. 1 7.----inder the newv
Itermis for thle renewval of the armiistlce,
as presented to thle Germans by Mar
shat l''hi, Germ'nany miust aband~on all
off ensaiv'~e mlovemenIitsi a gaiinst thie Polesr
anid also mulst piroibit her Itroops fr'oim
(roessin g thle i Rsian fronmtier at a cir
Tme Ilie of demarmeation betwe~ en
Germanv aind P~olan d is out lined as fol
lows: 10ast oif (Grosser Neudorf (sout Ih-.
east (of Ii romb le rgh soulth of Lab1isciiin,
south of Schodziesen, north of Exin
(southwest of iiromnberg); souith 'of
Rahn, north of Czanieiau (east' of
iKreuz); wVest of Ihirbanum and en t
schen (wvest of Posen), Woltein, Lis
en andl north of Wiernsz/ow and thence
a lohg the front ier 'bet ween Silesia aind
P~o mnd, (This liInc of denmar cat ion
iv~m to Loland a considlerabile part of
it was providled by the allited terms
hat 'the armistice must lie renewed
for an indeterminate period with a
flixed delay of th ree (Jays for the de'
nimieintIion of it. The old terms of the
armistice are to b)e carried out com
pletely by (ermiany.
Thme German delegates reached
Tireves Friday imrning and Marshal
I"Och arrived at noon. The flirst dils
emssion was at .' o'clock Friday after
noon- andl was begun biy Marshal Foch.
MathIilas i'rzhieger spoko first for the
Play ait ficekory Tiavernm.
A play wvilIlibe given at Iliekory
'Tavern school Friday niight . The phub
A VISITOR TIS WVEEi
Retresentative of Children's Home So.
Miety of (Greenvil-e to be In Laurens
Mrs. Amy 11. Ireland, of Greenville,
viitsed Laurens last week in the in
terest of the Children's Home Society.
She expects to be here again the lIt
ter part of this weck, and will stop
with Mrs. .J'-hn Wham. She will take
pleasure in vnawering any questions
about tthe work of the soclety, and will
be gl:-d to accept atiny cont.ribution for
this work. The peoblc of Iau rens will
be doubly interested in the society now,
as two babies sent from Laurens late
ly aro being cared for by the society.
Sheriff Reid, Mayor Babb, Chief of
Police Blakely and )I. Bearden, Health
lO'Ueer, were instrumnental in turning
file children over tc Ohe society, being
acquainted with ti-e scope of its bu'si
ness and knowing of the good work be
The'society has %t present abolut 135
town one of its fi.ture citizens, a fine
hcalthy boy a few weeks old. A lead
ing physician has pionounced lhim the
;ineti speelinen of babyhood lie has ev
The society which Mrs. Ireland rep
resen ts is a permanent, undenominia
tiolial charity, supported entirely by
volhnteer contributions and devoted to
th.' welfare of the needy and homeless
children of South Carolina. There are
hr1e distinct departments of the
work: Investigation of the alleged need
of each child reported, to find out what
ought to be (one; temporary care of
those received Into legal custody, pend
ing final (isposit ion; supervision of
the children after placing.
The society 'has at present about lv5
children II iltabel homes, under the
suI)ervision of the organization. The
Wlan is elastic as no buildings are ov
er crowded. The headquarters of the
society are at Ifoom: 310, Union Bank
unilding, Columbia, S. 1C.
Among the directors are the follow
Ing fron Greenville: President. L. 0.
Pa-tterson; Sect., A. G. Gower; Treas.,
Perry Beattie; Directors: Gov. Ansel,
W. M. Ihlrgiss, C. E'. Graham and B.
LIEUT. 11O1,T1 BACK.
Arrived iI Ult City from Overeens
Last, Week. Gassed in Argonne For
Lieut. 'T'hos. C. Bolt, attached to the
Itainbow (Division, arrived in the city
last week from France, having beenl
rent home ahead of his division on a -
Count ) gas received just thrie days
before the armistice was signed. Al
though partly recovered from its (I..
fIets, he is not yet ent irely well an1
will have to report at. a Washington
hospital witlhin a few days for further
treatment. Limut. 13oit gives high
iraises to t he lighting qualities of the -
i Iainbow Division, 'which probably sow
more fighi1ing in Franice th'ain any
ot her division.
Isbl< ut. Bolt states that before leaving
F'ralnce hit! enlisted the aid of two comi
radles of Liut. Claude Garrett, who
was kiled in an aerial ('01mbhat, and 1 o
fated his grave which they imarkedl
so that it iouild lbe round in fumture
yearms. lie said( that the c'Omlradleis or
Lieu t. G arret spoke in tihe highest
terms; of his soldiier'ly qula lities and
-!"e:as amuonig the most popular
men in his platoon.
L ieuit. Bolt w.as joined here hy Mrds.
I ol t, wvho is teachIng school at Pr'in ce
Local Board Makes Rtecor.
According to repIortsq given out by
the pirovost marshal general and
iirinted1 in The State Suniday, the lo
cal exemipt ion hoard sent mor'e men
to training camps than any otherci
board in the state, the num'bher being
1,467. The Cohunbia -board came see'
ndi iwith 1,410. This does not indi
cate that Laurens county sent more
muen than any other county, because
some counties, 1l1ke Charleston andi
11ichland, had several boads.l5 The lo
cal boar'd, hiowver, held a state-wide
re'putat iomfor efflcioney and was high
ly praised1 On dlifferent occasions for
its work. As tirst constttuted it wva
'omphlosed of H~on. R1. A. Cooper, .\nr. C
A. P'ower and Dri. J. ii. Teague, with
Mr. C ooper as ehai rmn. Mr i. C'ooper.*
nowy Goy. Cooper, wvas later relieved of
his services when lie beca~mre distrlct
chiman~u of one of the TLlberty. Lon
div es andl hiIs ladce was taken by A
C. Todd, Esrq,, who beename chntaia.
The local honard, like the r'emainin11g
heatrda in the state, has era ted its r'ee
ords1( readhy [for shipmeniit'i an ilai ready
to close ull its buisin ess.
FIGURES ON POW
Test of City's Consumptioi
Which Would be Paid
With Reedy River Pow
in IresVponlse to inquiries of The Ad
vertiser, Mayor labb yesterday gave
out results of tests which had been
ilmde at tlie power station to estimlaIce
lie cost to the city )er. month of pow
Or ilider the proposed coilt ract to be)
voted oil Ttities(dy. .\a rcl ith, between
the city and the Reedy Rliver Powper
VoIllmany. Mr. Babb stated that three
te.ts had been made. The first test,
Willci lasted from January 8th to Feb
ritary 8th, had to be discarded as of
no value because it was found that
the meter was inaccurate. The second
test iwas made for approximately one
day by a representative of an en
gineering firm in Greenville, from
which it. as found that the amount of
power used at this season of the year
was approximately 50,000 kiloWatt
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 fIrst world con
sitution was mado public, this after
noon w-hen President Wilson read 0
draft of the league of nations organ
ization before the general peace con
While not containing a provision
tar any sort. of int erIaI tional police
force, the constitution includes stirin
.ent measures dosigned to prevent fu
tiure wars. In case any nation makes
war without. first submitting the qcues
tlions at. issue to arbitration tihbre are
the following possible courses o
to the league:
Severanuce of diplomat ic rel ations
heitween ilembers of the league ailo
11hv recalvitlat power.
i~woil0onoic blocklade of the na.1t ion re
iRevommendation by tle exective
conlIicl beforoe the use of force.
'T'lhe use of force, however, with
leave to enelh power freedom of action
tilldet its net-ion to make tile ilecessa ry
declarations of War.
The in I ernationi police force or
goiera l staff it rged by tile French ald
put to a vole yest erlday a fternoon af
tor a stirini g speech by F-na ior
Hllirgeois was overwheliningly defeat
ed. ily the Frecli al(d Czecho-s8
vaks voted in favor of it. With this
featurle (eilliliated the const ititionl
was a(loptd unllanlimoulysl.
The coist itltlol iniefuldes a uream
bie and 2G irticles, having been in
creqase(d from tle origiinal 22 artich-si
Ta' he nI lii ta ipi l't I i ire Felb.
:6th i. Uniiion 3Iee' Iintr.
thle peotile of L auirens counltyv will have
lie otpportlunity (If hearing one of' lhe
most. forceful speakers on lie Amneri
cani pinatforml. lie is a slpecialist of
wide1 C eeiencee andi woinderfiul results
in the hld of work for andi amiong
young Pt00l0; e:In the cliurmch, thle Su n
(lay s(cho01 an 111In soclet ies of thIelir
owni or'ganizing. No matter whta t lhe
naltme of your organ izatloll you wvill
get eclouragemnent andu nowv enithius
lasm for yourI work from this magnetity
eneriget-ie, enthlusiastie, consecratedl
Christian whlo does things andl can get
other's to (d0 thIngs. Thie occaionl Is
a Rally for Young People (all untder
85 are includedI) and the speaker will
be (Carl Lahmann, a native of Dlenver,
Colorado, but a citizen of the World.
A telegram w'as reeivedl by friends
of Mfr. Frank Mlc~ravy AMond(ay morn1
ing stat ingi that Virginlia had gone "ov
er -thie tot)' in t he Armen ian-S'yrian
Relief (hive. Mr. McCravy "'as the
dilre'toir of the dirive for that state and~
is wvork( was done so welhl thlat he han
b een trian sferred to WVest Virigin ia to
1i115h the worik hii that state, Iris
friends he re areC deli1ghted to know
tha.t, lhe sllu(.et'd so wvell in his first
hIgte flo't Int ihnt line.
of Power Shows Amount
Under Proposed Contract
test Was mae duSig such a :.;ho t
orliod of tir- . Phiilpot, city
vielcticianl, wa,: in-1tracted to mlake
:i'iotler test for a mil)ot of six y.
This period enided yester(lay mnorin i
and Mir. I'hilpo t's P'gurest'. showed tlizil
the (o.t to the city for that periol of
time was $259.51. .\ month of thirty
days Would therefore amont to $1.
2:12.50 and for an entire year $15.
796.25, plus or millnus any amounts
that would have to be add'd or deduct
ed oil accoulnlit of heavy or light. loads.
The consumplition of Current in Jun
tlary and Fehriary is genej-ally Con
ceded to be above the average con
smniption for the year. The city uin
dler the old contract paid to the power
company the sum of $11,650.00 per
The election on the contract is to
be held March 4th. Tie time for leg
istering for the election will expire
Friday of this week at noon.
RAFT OF LEAGUE
igue of Nations Read by
e War Council in Paris
during yesterday's session of the
league coinit tee. The last articles
are devoted to piurely parliamentary
matters, the others covering organiza
tion of the league.
Existlng secret treaties are abro
gated an1d future treaties itist be re
ferred to al intfernationid tribunal giv
en f1ll pibillity. An International
labor bureau is established. Former
German colonies and Turkish provinc
es are to be placed under protector
ates, the latter on the basis of self de
eriniiation. All arniaients are to b
iedcle(l to a point colsistlit with ia
tionial seculrity and private manufac11% -
11ure of mun11ifionls wvil be prohihiled.
h'le afftirs of the levagule will he ad
Illiste('red by a "body of delegates '
in wiliel each 111ember nation will have
one vote, an execultive C cliel1, oil
which te ' nited States, Great Brit
ain, France, Italy and Japan Nwill he
retlresen ted I by one mlimber each and
the other miebllers by roilr represlia
lives. and a tirmanienlt seCretariat to
be appointed by the execltive Coilliil.
Coligra tuilatio s oil securll'i ng adop
Ion of tei lea.giue constitution polred
ilnto Aite ricani lhmiarters at the
itotel Grillon bef6re this afternoon's
plenary sessioi. Mlembers of the
leagie to 'nfore peace declared tills
"is tei golden day ill the history of
lie worl.'' Tiy deliaredl that, de
Frallec is soli ly behind the lea,' neit
Mlrs. Pannie lIaitley, of Clintfon,
'widow oft thl'e lt' Sihis Iil ey, diell at
her home thter' lridayV moin~ilg at -I
ter'ianl 'emeitteiy Saitur' dy mor11ning at
I1 o'lock. 'T' serv it'es were conduct.
ed by her' pastor~l, 11ev. Long, (If tile
First Haptist Chiur'h and tile l:ail heal'
CIrS were' her' six nephel~ws.
Mlrs. Bailey woul d hlave been 88
years of age in Sept embeir. S'he Is sill
vivedl by Alessrs. C. C., P. 1., R. L., and
GI. W. Ilailey, MrsA. M. A. Smteirel and
Mr's. Dave Hobo, all of Cl Inton andl v1
cinity and Mr'. S. D., Bailey, of Grieen
ville. She Is also surilvd iby one step
soin, Mi'. Ni. S. Halley, of Clinton.
To Operate ('hero Cola Pitant,
of 'the late A. 1H. Sandercis, prloprietor
of the Obhero C'ola pllanit, hlas severed
his coinnecti(oll withI thle WVat ts Mills,
whiei'e hie has been book-keper, to
Oper'ate tile 'her'o fCola plant, lie will
assuiime elharige abou th11 ie Il st (If the
Election11 l'o] tned.
The electtion on1 schlool bonds, whI ich
was to hiave b~eln hal ciin thle Sbhillh
5(chool 'iret 011 FebiruIary' 25thi hias
been po Ibmnedl to alrchi Ih. iieport s
from that .:'tlon indienate thlat tile led)
pie t'' thie ('mmuniiiit V are gener'ally In
favor of tii nrlogreCsslve mlOVC.
O'F CAI P Ar llWu r
init 'd to )escribe to (Colmilittee Col.
dit ions~ at EmbaratioiiI11niuap.
WNA hngtoll, Fe.ii-SeaorO
Oils. of Oklahoma. will bie invited to
tell he So a l .\ilitary (ommlitI0 of
< enditiln l, !1 n- o\merica embari
: ('-1r.' at iresl wi h h' sharly
< p ji: i in a sttemen(It today aftor
hI:. mIrs' t in N''w York from France.
r y 1ii:;k r also e cts Senator
I ) all at Ihe \ar DepartV in
vo0:1 to II'1or) m )Oll(eials there of what
h1 saw it this tIttch discussed ceiter
of ;he Am1er eill army's holleward
Scrtar" Bal('r -aNid today he was
deligh ted that nator Owen had beeni
a'. (he camnp allai , I! wimlt
the sellator had to say, declared that
the War Department was comlbining
tvery3 Sour1ce whervg* additional shipping
to brIjig the troops home might. be
"As to tie crowding at Brest," the
secretary continued, "I have not the
means of knowing what the answer to
that is. T have been told and I do not
lPP to say that I have been told be
Cause it sounds so lnauthoritative, but
I havO been told that the Frenel rail
road colt'gestion Is such that it 1 nece
ess.ary for us to use the French rail
roads w'hen we can get them. They are
ising them In their own demobiliza
iloln and for the Briti sh and as a con
sequence we have to use them when we
cnn get them."
The secretary added that returning
officers a.nd others who had passed
th ro'lwh IIeest recently had told h11
liat food conditions were very good
and that outside of the weather and
the mud they sa iwlittle o comi lain of.
He said lie could well imagine the feel
Ig (if the men waiting ill tiat camp
for rettirning ships, however, and ful
ly symahllizied with all tile discontent
and unllhappiness litat this waitilg 1111
de4r 111li'11 salt Conditions entailed.
ouisiania Governor, lin Address i,
Conf elnce. I'rves Il1ol1it of Crop.
New Orleans, Feb . i. iirItually all
of loda 's Session of tit coll erelce
called by o. Pleasant, of Loisiana,
Col the pillrpos of oconsidering rodue
lion of cotton aIereage next year and
holdill of tl( prerentop for 1el
ter prices. was takel u1p with address
I's. r state inl tile cotton g,rowinglll
grolp was replesentsied by bankers,
li4'eh1ialIls, plillfers, and farmers. (Gov
trnlor Ple l lasalt inl all address urged
2rowe04-r.S to redice( Cotton aerage tex
year at. least, 0o third of the 1101111a
and hold dh prlsent , clop for hih1er
V. It. Thom I psoll, presidn'li of the
N ow Orleans Dock Board. miOcated
fhe osividing of the ('ntire cotton
growing area into stale, county, .ward
;,l od to wship orkganlizations, 14) ;1,-m-,(
writi b plvedes of its mellibers t)
lilan I in cotton one1-tIhird lss aereage
in I!1 I tI4 hall was iilant ed ill Il. Il(.
:a o iroposied a (i'ntIral organlizati011
mlHerChan Ian (ld farmer5 lie represented(.
"\\' 1 n sI hohi( (1he cotlon that w
no0w ih)ve a 11 i 1(" ito heworld 'If yoll
dton't w'an our 0019.(1on) you don't1 ha ve
1to taka il " he 4 aid. --\\-he youl m-t
.al i Ihn (I Park e . ill (ew (Orleans, Silt)
101' 1(4 IhI'a' i(4lteil 'a's tailing ('On
(If till warI. P3y 1111' hlan, .\1'. Par11kerl
I Ian11r0)' Ir~01jg, julst how many13 1hal1es
I.e raised and1( (:i~ lpsedi of.
:iIsi. ltegimient in New Yor'k.
''The Ul7 st Rlegimlent, c!omfposed
largely oIf colored1 troops from t his
state, aIvedlC~ in Newv Yor'k fromn
F'rrance last wee(k and( is expected to
be( senlt to Canmp .Jacksonl for deml~ob
ilizatiloll. 'The reOgiment hais a ntanmher
of menl in It fr'om 'laurenis. ('14pt. WV.
R. I RichIy anti 1Lieut. James10 C. 'OiTd
areC among1lI te Oflic'ters of the4 reg]im1en1
and1( both1 14 EI hav wir(d 11(om1 (of thleilr
arivalI, stalt ing 111at they expect to be'
hom ( n14'IOw ill a4 -vtery short1 timae.
\Pr. .Iool SmithI, (If Au'ev iil., is
smlinilrg pome ime 1110in the city willh
heri Ilarents, Mir. and Nlrs. IX Ii. Wilkes.
TROOPS IN RSSIA
TO BE WITiDRAWM
Withdrawl to be in the
(eneral I!iss ('nbles fron Iaris 'E'imt
111t irnwal Will Jlevin as 8oon as
Weather ('oil itions Permit in t1he
Spring. Two Cornpanies of -E
Washington, FIeb. 17.--Ancrican and
allied troops operating in North :Rus
sia %will bie withdrawn at "the earliest.
possible moient, that weather condi
tion.m in the spring will .permit," to
facilitate this movement and to hi
prove lines of commnilation for tho
supplying of the forces that have pone
trated into the country. President Wil-.
son has approved the sending of two
additional companies of American rvil
way troops to Archangel.
This information cabled to the war
department by Gen. Tasker H. Bliss
at Paris by direction of the president
was transmitted today to C1hairmen
Chamberlain and Dent of the senate
and house iiilitary committees, res-pec
tively, by Secretary Baker. The an
notin11ments brought. expressions of
approval from several senators, in
cluding Senator Johnson of California,
Republ)lcan, who has been pressing his
resolution providing for a declaration
by the senate in favor of wl-thdrawing
the American forces.
General Bliss also informed Secre
tary Maker that Great Britain had do
Cided to send 2,100 additional soldlers
to Archangel to reinforce the army
inl North Russia.
Secretary llaker also said General
Bliss had informed him that the Brit
isli iilitary anthorities felt no appre
hnilsionl as to Ile military situation
Scvret a ry ilaker's letter, whichi was
sent to the t icha iiomn or iothl the house
aild Sellte Imiilitary Comillfittees, said:
I have *j iv received a eablegrai
fromii Gneral iMks, so-nt by the presi
deint's iirrctioni. inl which T an. tcid
tlat the li(-eniti alius aplproved the
-ending of two American railway
enn: ielIc, to \lurm11,anisk for the fill
:ovvi;- olioct': First to assure greater
safriy duini this .winterc of the allied
forces- both1 alonig 3TiAlurmansk and at
.\r eihangel and11 south of Areillangel;
:i(eonnd. the much t bettr supply and it
nwvessary the reinforeement from
A!,1-muansk of 1111i adlvance delachmiients
soutIh or Mi I-ma I)sk and Arelangel;
hird, to faelhIte thi prompt with
drawal of im ] ind aid troops
'I No-rth llu ,i: aI thIlle arlie't possi
ble imiomintil C)1I wca lhevr conudition; in
tie spring will periiit. The president
ias direut edl mu to cmilliiunlcate the,
oresoi-noiig o lie hlias of the allied
igov-erinm entIs whlie-I I havu e dlone. TPho
pi-i-solni t s~nes Iib:iI hiis alction andu
ihe ina onm toi -'; a he- < 'o it I is -d
li ni hin ii ie ito ifore:Hinn.
"I a dilo in 1:- firec-- i i(;i -
I'l miein o Aarmaniisku andi that they
pri;elhent to he hi-lx'nt fr tw I com11
iui es f iriatway troop1i~s aboiive refe-r-.
rdi tie. Thle desire for thei r-ailw'ay
ifroops is balsfed uponi the fa-ct. that
siupp~ lies andl reinifoemOents for Aic-i-i
anip i during the winter have toi go
by i -oadl51I so tfromi Muirmanoisk to
a eelinat i:ca r thle sout Ihern cx t-cmme of
the W~hite Sea andl that the oplerat ion
of thuis rai ea I -1Is bellev-ed by th e 1 rit
i 'h to bef abosol ut ely ne('essariy to guair
aee thIle piromplt movemnent. of rein
ror'*-ieuets and( supplies to Archangel
and thle troops south1 of Archuangel.
General TBliss also informed ithat
the British imillitariy a uthor-itis (10 aot
feel any apprehension afs to the inill
tory situaotion at A rchangel.
"'In accfordanc-e with thle dhirect.ioni of
the ilresideit. I transmit this inifoirma
11011 to thei senal~te comititee' on mill
Seinator . li anseon hile'd Ihiis sial
"'When oin D~ecmbehir 12 last we c
'-i'inced thel a"-it ion foir lhe retur
i oo in Uniei* [for the soe-lc pir
710: - of si' inc th'- 1i'ui of American
hoys thiete, we h;-e 10 i!I symip:.thy and1
(Coninuil ied on Page Ten.)