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VOLUME XXXIV. LAUR~ENS, SOUT H CARd)LINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1919.
[STI[R MAY FIND
P[ACt SIGN[D LIP
Lloyd George Is Now Opti.
No Divergence of Opinion Anong Al.
'lled Diploitats, Lloyd George ''ells
French Newspaper Men. ('ouniel of
F our Agree Upon Principles of the
Paris, April 6.-The preliminary
peace treaty will ;be ready by Elaster
and the Germans will be asked to
come and sign it at the end of April
or the beginning of May, Premier
Isloyd George of Great Britain declar
ed 71 an Interview today with Step
hane Lauzane, editor of the Matin.
In answer to a remark by M. Lau
zanne that what troubled public opin
ion was not so much the delay, as the
secr(ecy In which -the peace negotia
tions were wrapped and the fear that
there was some divergence of opinion,
he British premier said:
I aflirm absolutely. that there is no
div(rgence among tho negotiators.
'i'hey are often confronted with tech
nical difilculties whlih can only be
settled after close study. Take the
(uest4ion of reparations. In substance
the Allies have one common principle
which I once set forth thus-Germany
must pay up to the last fathing of her
"But it is sufficient to draw up a bIl1
and hand it to the enemy? Must we
not re(lire guarantees and must we
not study the terms, methods and
form of delayed payments? Must we
not be able to say to our adversary
.when he pleads inadequacy of resourc
es: 'Yes, you can -go its far as that
and you must do it and you -must do
that.' In a word, shall we simply ipre
sent a bill or collect the money, all
the money possible? Well, that is
wher.e, the work comes in. slow andt
dilicult work complicated by 11le fact
that tclinical experts of the h1 ighest
calpabilitles and great experience are
iot inl agreeien t aiiong tlimlselves
either as to the method of liqiuida
lion or as to th assets to be realized.
"No. there Is no divergence among
1h,- negotiators, hst, alas, tlere are
inevitable ones among tle experts, of
ien ailong tihose fromt tle same coun
iry. Who is to decide between thitem
if not. tihe negotiators and (10 yol th1ink
it canl always he done (lIn ckly ?"'
laizanne reniarked that w hat pub
lic opinion could not. uiderstand was
why, before everything, Germany -was
not handed a full bill no mat ter what
aimoilnt ald forced to adluit fa!, I.a
"And who says we shall not do so?"
c ried Premier' Lloyd Gleorge. "Who
say. wa have tnt decided t hat?''
'None,'' the lntercvi ewer interi
rupted, 'has that you have deledi it.''
'Thle lit ish prtemtier ries tumed:
('annot the people wait tuntil we
hav-- [lisihed our work ist ead of alI
ways wani tig to jud~ge our1 inttent ions
Thi confllerencle'( hail iio niiot and dil(oes
things itniler' conitionils unprel(cedeted
in hiistoiy. Alhl Eyes are' tumrned Iow~ard
it iaid, whit is miore grave, all i'ars
aren glued at its ke(yhoile. l~nemy ears
tremiiible withI joy wvhen Ithey (letect
somte htesitat iont. Frciendly ears halt
he arI(i cofuised rtumor01s wi'hic ate pedl
died1 far and~ (iieikly.
"ThFle daiy doe4s not pass buit what
somne false news here and t here take
its Ilighit. Nevertheless, 110 (lay liasses
buiit thlit we ini silenit diel Iber'ation feel
apprioac'hting niearer Ithe great aimi andt
(5experin'c for' eaIch othet' miore Cs
eem, ('onf iden'ce iandt affection. 1et
tpubl1Ic 0)otio ialt a few days. It will
lien bue able to <pronounce on facts,
I 'a ris, April1 (".----ThPle 'oitine'll of froir
(in Matuirday' reach ed ani agrteemnelit Ont
the principles of the indIemities andt
rep aratIion s to lie piaid by Grmany~
and( exnintinatilon of the details will be-,
ein limmiedliately,. the newspapers say.
It is niot blieevedI there will he any3
disagrt'aiitent as to details and it is In
diented t( ha t thle text of lit.he i lln iP('al
terrts will be finished ding the week.
Tlhe ichio D~e Paris 'says that enm
ip'rmises were affected on all debat -
ale p)ointIs rogard(in g thle stilm to lbe
paid at onice by Gerimanty and( the pay
muents in the fture. Against the on..
IS NOW ASSURED)
Stoek Subscxribed to ('ompliny Whilh
will Ereet Potato Warehouse in
Tiie for Fall Pottioes.
Capital stock to the amount of $2,000
has already been subscribed for a po
lato storage house to be erected iI
Laurens this summer in I time to take
care of the fall crop of swecet potatoes
grown in Laurens county. The ware
house has been talked of here for
several months and was strongly
urged -by thie county farm dellonstra
tor and others who had observed their
success in other laees. Monday
morning Mr. W. 1. Gray and Nir. HT.
Terry circulated a 81u bserit) ion pIll
tIon with the result that in a few
hours the miniimn amount was siib
scribed and the warehouse assured.
E'nceouragement. is being given the pro
ject by the C. & \V. C. railroad which
has offered a site adjoining its tracks
where the building may be erected
without cost for the land. The ca
pacity of the warehouse will be be
,tween ltwelve ,nnd \fifteen thous'and
bushels, 'unless tile plans are enlarged.
Mr. Gray stated yesterday that. more
subscript ions are desirable and the
larger the amotint of capital stock the
larger will be0 the wreiioist'. Sub
cip tionis in as small suis as $25 will
The exact met.hod of operatiing the
phln has not yet been decided 1 upon,
but the expense of storage will be Very
siall it is understood. Those behind
the project lole thatt lie faillers of
the county will atke advantage of the
plan and plant a large acreage this
year in sweet potatoes. Mr. Moore,
the farm demonstrator, 'will very
-probably start a campaign at an early
date to assure a large crop for tills
Those who subscribed to one share
each of $100 are as follows:
W. L. Gray, Hunter Bros., H. Terry,
.T. W. Dunklin, Wells Clardy Co., Min
ter Co., S. M. & 1M. H. Wilkes & Co.,
Switzer Co., C. 19. Kennedy, L. R.
Burns, J. C. Shell, Jones-Taylor Ildw.
Co , F. P. & J. I. Childress, Albert
'Dial, Swygert-Nickels & Co., J. W.
Todd, 11. K. Aiken, C. M. Miller, Ow
ings & Owings, Davis-Roper Co.
The postofilee department at Vashi -
ington has announced an examination
foi the postmastership of Laurns to
be held on May 21st to fill the vacancy
(aised by the death of the late post
master, Mi. James A. Clardy. Appii
eations for the place have not beeti
made publie, but it is understood that
a numtllber of apI)llications will be filed.
The appointnents are made following
a comlpetitive examination, but it Is
understood that the congressmen and
seniators may wield considerable influ
ene to prevent alpointmnents if they
choose to do so.
Meeting of 1). A. R.
The lienry Liurens chapter, 1). A.
11., wiilI meet wvit lir ts. W. P'. Cildr( iess
Priday aft ernoon at -t o'clock.
posit ion of the F~irench' gov'ernment, it
was agi'eedi, t he amper' says, to d is
Iribute the futurte payments over a
terml of thiii'ty y'ea~5rs. The paymentiil s
for the next few y'ai's 'were fixed.
Theii Joiirntal says3' thierie ale indica
lions tih'' the right of lFrance and
fielgiumro to 1rior consideration in the
linyment~i by Ger'manly have been1 iecog
'I/di. 'The fIrst Ger'man payimeint it
m1ys, will be 20.n00,000,000 francs, of
w hichi 5.000,000,000 will go to pay for'
r'aw~ materialIs to insurle thle resump-n
I ion of Geirmani e'onoiclI life. Fraince
will get te bi ill ion fi'ancs anad H elgium11
live billion of the fIrst paymtent. The
i'est of thle inidem'nity,' tih' pa er i M s,
will rn over' a peiod of 35 yearis.
I laniis fot' ('Oninuedii'i neetipatlion of
ther left hank of th 11 lihinec hav~e beenl
abandoned anid the Allies will depend
up lon ani economlic bilot'cad as thle
maeanls of pressirie on Germany. Final
aigreement011 n theI ( TIihinte andl Sa arie
alley' (luiestilonls will. be reached hie
tote the end of the weekl, it is added.
lncireased optimism ill dhiilatIc'
cii'cles is notdi'l by the prtess, wh'ilie in
editoirials the newspaperi~i'ts ('xprtess sa't -
isfac(tion1 over the prtogr'ess maide ini
in teaching a finlal aigr'emenit adds to
the lors to 1110 Trench.
'The favorable solut ion of the Dan
zig quest ionl is ('Otminent ed upon1 iln
comliimlentary3 termsi1. Thle mior'al 0and
politi('al advantages of the agreement
nr'o emnhasizedl h)'e hna.nnnor
First Cirtload Slipmeit of Iiogs 31ade
out of Laureis 'ouity 3loiilty.
ilue Showing of Pork.
For the first. time in the history of
4titrelis a carload shipment of home
bred hgs 'as maIde from here Aion
day tmorniig Inder the direction of
County Farm lDemonstrator D. \I.
Moore. The sltpiment had been ar
ranged for sevfral weeks before and
(arly londay mornlug wagons and
trucks from all over the county coin
meneed to arrive. Farmers from the
extreme edges of the comnty were here
withl loads varying from two to ten
hogs, the shipment being made to
H iclimoncd on consignmen t. to Kingan
& Coimgpany, who liad handled several
other shipments for county demon
strators in other sections of the state.
Tle shipment was made iII tle name
of the Enterprse Nat.ional Batik.
which institutition will receive the
chteck for the hogs and distribute the
Imioney out among those who were in
terested In the shipment.
According to the records kept by Mr.
Moore, 71; hogs were shipped by 31
farmers, tle total weight. heing 116,22?
pounds. Of these t%,enty-two gradei
INo. 1, iirinty-six No. 2, and t'wenty
eight No. 3. As the first and second
grades weighed miuch more than the
liird grade, the average grade of tlhe
shi:pim enti was ratier hiIghi. Mr. Moore
stated yesterday that he is already
laying plans for other shipments in
the fall, wien ie hoped to make ear
load shipments of single grades.
A large number of people were at
the freight yards all day watchitig the
weighing and loading of the hogs and
a great. deal of enthusiasm was arous
ed by the unusual sight of so many
ILaurens county porkers. Chief inter,
est was centered in the two wagon
loads of hogs brought here by Mr. W.
I[. 'Ilatton, of Clinton. Afr. Hatton
had nine large porkers, all frQ.D one
litter and having a total weight of
3,444 pounds or over a fifth of the en
tire shipment. 'Mr. Hatton stated that.
lie raised these hogs on hlome-grown
corn in Jacks township. They were
greatly admired by all who sa'w them.
NEll VICTi101t STAIPS.
I Ldei Posoiffiler ieceelhs Sipply of
New Stamps Sold OIly) to Those Who
Ask for Them-11.
The local postollie anonc11011nes 1he,
rceipt of a small supply of Ili ew
3-vent Victory Stamp issued to com
imeinlorate tlit successful ou1tcolte of
''he design presents a standing fig
ure of Liherty victorious with a back
grond composed of the flags of the
live coluntries which vWere miost active
ly engaged In lie cause. The lltigime of
liberty is helmteted, the upper part
of tlie body is encased in a seale of
armor, and a flowing skirt falls to the
feet. Tle rightlii hand grasps a sword,
Ilit point of wlich rests on Ile grouind
at thle feet of thle figutre ; thlit left armt
is pari ally3 extendedt and thle lhatnt
hiol ds a halaince sealec repre'(senitin g
flack of the figure aipecars th<
Amierican flag; at the left ate dlraped
the Jlritishi andu Jlh-lgiatn flags, and at
the right the Italian and lFrenich th'es.'
As thle issue of the Victory~ stamp is:
not siltteently large to take th' ;len'
of the reguilat' 3-cents statmt they will
be sold only3 toe patruoins wh'o rttel,
Fiuarly I rishi Peinitoes.
.1list as other' peopele ai'e sert':ehling
the girotund to ret thiel' caily garidens
ini action. Th'le Adverit iser has reeied
a few rcalI, thtough small, new 'erop
li rih leotatones. Theliy ha ppened to hav.'
'slruuted undternteath the hiouise whle're
Itle seed weure put last fall to keep for
spr'ing garidening. In Ihlir i ami tion
to get ahead of some oilier seed of
chiamplion ga rdeneris hiereabhout ts. theey
icist took it upoecn themselves to sleroult
omit. befor'e tmes an id imtake C a let er ecored
while abtout it. Th'lev were briouight ini
l'y Mr's. i. i. Itiumb ert , whIo hais a --
rn''ady s:erved several dishies of thleme
Mirs. H. TI. D~tunlap of ti city'13 an-~
noiunes thaet a (ermlian helmitet wtil 1lbe
a wmarded the pmupil of thi1 utyI who
wvill send to her'l before Aperil l'2. the
beest slogan tor' the niext Vic'torv' Loean
''amp taign . .fndges for' lthe conlitest w il
tee seleeel antd Ithe btest sol gan se.
leeted wiltlebe adopted tot' the countty
and the fIve heat sent to the Cate,
()ne( of thev liltarest, I'lonsentlolls Ev-Ner
1l14l 1in South, lleld iI ColuiiIIn ofn
1 t' 01 l1 'flitit 14111 1 Thurs 'Id 11 I'SEayV.
Colutinhia, April 7,-The colton coil
-ention here last Tu- tsdly was tie
hiAggest ever. he0ld InIheI lih Ap
Proximateliy one (lioisanid repiesensta
tive plaiters were inl attendalice, rep
reseiting every cotinty in the state.
and a spirit. of determination that does
not know defeat was siamped oil their
The Coivention cheered to tle( eCho
ani aliOuiemilent by the central com
mittee of the South Carolina Cotton
Associat ion i that. the cotton acreage re
ductionl in thle entire cotton belt would
be :1.01% per. centI and that the reduc- I
tion iI South 'Carolina 'would be 31.15
per cient. It was ostimated that the
fertilizer reduction for cotton would be
at..least .55 per cent.
Resolutions denouncing as "slack
ers" all farmers who do not reduce
their cotton acreage were unanimously
adopted as Were resolutions condemn
ing the circulation by sonic parties in
an effort to hii1rt the movement, of re
Ports derogatory to the members of
the Central committee. A resolution
calling for an InvestigatIon of the war
indusiri.es board was also adopted.
The conventioll was stirred by elo
iui a ldresses. Contgressimaln .1.
Thonias Ilelin of Alahaia told his
liearers that they had the weapon with
which to win the tight and lie trunsted
t hat (od would give 11hem st rengt h1 to
u1se it. The fariers Were(, deeply stir
red by his talk. Senator Smith told
them that Southern boys had broken
the Illindenbutrg line and that. the
Southern farmer was going to break
tie ]fine of the speculators and gamb
lers who have been holding the price
of cotton down. W. 13. Thompson, of
New Orleans, delivered a splendid ad
dress on "The Cott.on Republic". Gov
ernor Cooper assured the farmers lie
was standing back of them In their
light for their rights. Congressman
bever made an eloq tient sleech intro
ducing Congressmanl HIeflin.
The total areage to be planted iln
Souti Carolina for i 1919 was estiniat -
dil at 2.11,2.115:-3. The aereage redile
lion i.; 922.912 acres. Tis pers ia-e
Will be iticr'aseud as reduclillti com
imittees at' still very actively at worh
in every (oun1ty in the stale.
The irenliiage r'do'ilcion by sll'.
rollows: Virginia :: 1-2: North ('aro
lina 21: Soith Carolina :31.1-5: GePoria
:33 1-3:: -l rd 21..:, Alabhama :3: 1-'.
Mississippi :: 1-: l~ouisiani 21:
Tl'exas :13 1-:; A rkansas 25; Tennessee
16; Mlissotti 0: Oklahoma :3 1-3: Cal
ifornia 20: AIizona 25. This makes an
average total of :11. Per enilit.
Some of the ilnties of the L state
have not 'olltribluted theIr tro rata
slare of tile expenser' of tI' Campaign.
Money ontribit ed by the different
votienl(s follows: AhlhevilIl. noth ig
Aiken, $2: Allcndhile. $20; Andieisont,
$15: Itamtberg. $:253.25: larnwell,
$195.5'': l'eaiufor, $27.; lti'rkeley, $:25:
Calhon, 75 (tarn:lt 1 hreto. $(l.02: :
$herok.1i laiicster. $t$ l:n'i Cheter
tiiih't. $5: Mrion $101.0: Maolliton
()aii:g )linit t oui7.Il 2tn Il o $ t 0:
llhia siig$r 1 7ii I-:gelk jTS: ( :t
t-'ailb $15. : oen e $ .1.0
G~'ergtet' ti:l : i Gtiin re nl. $
lGreenwoods. h:il: laeion'id iiia.:0
('at 1 : i1(:' in xinaton $h :.y 5 rie e I o'i i.
S~lil: I Nl,'beirya ion: Oronwi as :
thaebii urg list10 'l'i nv $ll; Wil'
lia rg ut 1 , 1111.7' Vork $5;t' 11 oi t
Itnis allee the lnnlat somte oi the cun
liwil take pa uc h pram lhowin
FarmerIc s who~ a 3 vtedt alt man.
Al-iEICAN FL.\(. A
VICTORYV LOAN P, 1 vit/
.\rnericanl 1-lag n hieh F-lies onl-r NA
(inal Capitol to le Iiien1 Stilet
%$htich Atinls I'larlg-es PereenIla'.n.
o' O0 4r-S ulscripti onl.
C'olumbihia, April --w
W\ashington wa."ls receied today by lit
Victory lbiberty 1,ain commitei or
Sottuth Carolina a11111ouncing that. the
iarge American flag which ifloated ov
er thle dom1e of the capitol du ring the
inaugural cremonIes and other Ihis
Ioric occasions would be awarded tle
State 'which attains the largest per
centage of over-slbscriptions of its
tluola inl the Victory Loan campaign.
At the recent conference of the Fifti
iederal Reserve District hold ill Rich
mond this State was congratulated on
having the most complete organization
to date and the Liberty Loall colllit
tees predict that. South Carolina will
keep in the lead in the coming drive
which opens April 21.
This flag of honor was presented to
the Inited States Treasury Depart
ient by 10 Illott Woods, Su'perintenid
ent of the capitol. It was first floated
over Ile Capitol dome on March :,
1917, wihen Presideiit Wilson was in
aligurated and again wheni the Presj
dent delivered his war address to Con
gress April I and ., 1917. This flag
w\.as Also flown oil 11he occasions of the4
visits of1 the( variouls foreign iison
to tilt, c.titol 11141 raisel proludly 11he,
day ille armistice at s sitinled.
The liI'taul of I'uhlicity of th'
Treasulry annonneecs that1 this price
less flag will be preselnted as a r
manent,11 souivenlir to the 81tt making
Ithe highst record in the Victory 1 an
Drive, The attention of tie chair
mn111 of tile various counties in Soith
Carolina will the 'alled to this offer
and overy effort made for this State to
win the contest.
'OMMO31N PIEAS COURTI' MEETS.
.Jludge Prince to Preside over Term
ihkt legins Fourtha Monday in
The Jury commissioners met ill tile
oflice of the clerk of court .\lon(ay and
drew the venilre of Jurors for' tIle
(.our1t of common pleas 'whIich convenes
114re tile fourth Monday ill this Ittolilh.
.ludge (;eo. H. Prince, of Anderson,
will t rst ie T hl er v ill very pr h
ably he the usual i vo weeks' sionv\V
thI i urors for which will bI dra
olloiwine- art the julrors drawl for
the first we'ek:
Sutlivan it. P. Nish, E. .. l'iit.
W. A. Wood, W. I11. 1ilnine, ..J
A. J. Ilughes, A. C. Crowv.
ILaurlens -K0. T. Bsabb, I3. W. Iflhuan.
f'. 1'. Blaktely. .1. 1Ileks .\artin.
(,ross Iill -- . C. Noffz, .1o.. S. Ili]],
.\I. I,. crisp,. I. if.aisor, T. T,. ]fill.
Waterloo-. I1. tlledge, .J. Broaius
Dials- -J1no. A. OwVings. J. C. Iip l
.1. Ilunteri. It. G. Taylor, P'. 1E. Coope r.
.tt' C'. I latlomb'.
I '-'Isntrt -illi. It'b a llam l. wt'' ampt.
W. Johson Wo Was, ' Davi.t
Ihiltal l" l' To e 0V1E ilEV 1 Vi \ l.
Speca l Wt ll in S~Vt' 'a lltn ahe l tt'i
heP.A F irt linglis. t'tlhurch fteru
1100a1 erie hhwll he i a tlro( in .lu .
Secretary Baker Tells Spe
.\mericanl People L~ove Freedom Too
Well it) Dtny It to Others. Presiient
Wilsonl Writes 14) 3issionl. ('ites
Record (if Loyalty of FiIipinos lin the
Washington, A pril I.--.\len1hers of
Ihe special mission of the Philippijn'.
legislaturev here to urge immediate in
dleendlence for. the islands were told
today 'by Secretary Baker that he spoke
president Wilson's mind when he sait
he believed the litme had conme to grant
the complete intdependence (esirel by
the "ilipino people.
Tile war secretary also saidl he hw
lievedl the mission would l able to
carry lomi1e word that the A mericani
people loved liberly too tlearly to deny
it to others.
Franc is I triton lI arrison, governor
4t1( ral of til' I'hliIippines. followedl
.\Ir. Ilbkert with th1e statenient that his
experieice ini the islanids hal convine
eI him that til' obstalaes to 1t11epenid
ncae that alhlwhiredl to exist a few year.
aw- hail h)een1 clooarl t4 a way.
It, real a lett'r left. by President
\\'ilson when h4e' wentlI to 'i.urnope, ex
pressilg the hoe th Itat. the missiotn
woulId result in "bringing about. the de
sirable ends set forth in the Joint reso
lutlotn of tle legislature.
The mission including forty iwomi
nont Filipinos and headed by Alantiel
Quezon, president of tile senate, on be
ing received in Secretary Baker's of
fice today, presented formal memorial
asking intdelendeinCe andi pointing par
tiuIlarly to tle record of tle Philip
pines itn the great, war.
Ii replytig, lie secretary read Pres
idtit Wilson's letter, addressed Inc hii
under date of .March 3rtd. It was as
"Will you 11ea45se ('xpress to the gen
tl''men of 1he commission represniting4.,
thef l'hilippinle loea:islture mly re~gret
11: i shI a Imll hi ab 11 1(o .i4o ( Iliem per
:'-olnally oi their arrival in Wasint oni.
!!w- a' tnI hop' tihat their misslion
will he. a so reof Jaif l O 1114them
;nd that it will resttlt inl brininugr
alunu tHe desirable (nds set foth inl
Oh' .ioint resolution of the legislatiro
approvilg the senditig of tihe commis
ioI to il' Ilnited StaIt's.
I have. heen deeply gratified with
the 'onistant support all encoura1 (
1mt14 r'e''ceive'd from Ithe Filipino people
atid fromI the Phillippine legislature in.
the trying period throtigh 'which we ar'(
''lhe people of tho I'nited States.
havi' withI re~a';on. t aken Ithe d(eepe'st
14ride4 ini th)e loyalty an 411Sutppor0t. oif the
I n the14 I iliio~ li pl shall nel he
114 a a i'' r u4' hi:)h0 lh'u ld't bf and>'1
'4"4) -9 of dee'l1411hjp4 and444 abidin Iin
--44 amii sorry." IIs4i tha t i 4'innot look i
th ilfalmtof theotlemen of Ltia i
lim o t h l'441 h atp yin b ilnl n tt41V1ie!
'h m a 14what 441av in1 mind amlh4j
lsip.I.A hink of' to Ia tn thber w'itht
'4 A11 a -i4a I. i III il l -i'' . l '4 o
1 Hln-ir 14 ini mn n lben'i .~ I) know. how--\* M
I *v I 1 4, 1 th t 'Iour et':imenb: 14r1' 1'n, I
th)i41'' rther ilml t you illtranlat