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VOLUME XXXIV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1919.
.Joi With li Belgium In' Bitter CritiCisni
W1lstill Turns Tide. Presidentt
Speech Causes Bejection of lirus
seis and Americans are iw Shun
Paris. April 11.-Bitter criticism has
beeni aroutsed in French and iBelgian
uai ters o'ver the choosing of Geneva
as the capital of the league of na
tions. The fact that President Wil
son's speech in behalf of Geneva was
wholly responsible for the choosing
of the Swiss city as against Brussels
is greatly resented.
"You will not dare to choose a city
as the capital of the league of na
tions which Incarnates the enmity be
tween races, a city which has been
wronged, doubtless, but which makes
a reconciliation between the peoples
of Europe more distant by the very
wrongs It has Puffered," President
Wilson is reported to have said to the
delegates, In arguing against the se
lection of Brussels.
-Paul Hymens, Belgian ininister of
foreign affairs, particularly resented
the fact that the subcommittee delib
crating upon the choice of the seat
of the league never discussed the offer
made by Gurgomaster Max of Brus
sels, of the Egmont Palace.
"Hlad London, Paris, Rome, or
Washington been considered," said M.
I Tymens, "we 'would have withdrawn
,with good grace. But when a city
was decided on, we feel that it is Bel
gium's right from a material and sen
timental point of view that Brussels
should have been chosen,
"llad Zurich fought off the German
hordes for 14 days, had Berne -been
occupied August 20, 1914, had Geneva
withstood the terrifle bombardment to
which Antwerp was subjected, had the
Swiss 'army .battied for four years
along the Rhine as the Belgians
fought and died along the Yser, then
we .would understand why Geneva was
France was the only one of the
great powers to voto for Brussels for
the seat of the league. Signor Orlan
do, the Italian premier, who spoke
for only two minutes, said he was
bound by the decision of the subcom
When the vote was called for Great
Britain. the Uinited States, Japan and
Italy with two votes each and Serbia,
Greece, Brazil and Poland each with
one vote chose Geneva, a total of 12
votes. France with two Votes and
CIina, Czecho-Slovakia, Port ugal and
Belgium made up the minority of six
'otes. Thus Geneva became the cap
ital of the league of nations.
'lhe feeling of bitterness against
Americans whicli previously had been
indicated became more pronounced to
day along the boulevards and in the
chamlber' of deputies. Frenchmen,
forme-rly friends of Americans, and
who had formerly greeted them
warmly. shunning them. The query
freli:(ently was heard, "When is
Piesiadent Wilson irtub'ning home ?"
W1'IISON IS OPPOSED)
TO0 ANTii-.AP L1EOISLATIbON
Secrettary oif Slate Jainsing So In
forms the ('alifornian Sente by Ca
Initrioduciition of aniti-.iaanese ieg
ihaiin~ in the 'ailifor-nia legislature'
wonu ild e ''extrtemtely tinfortuiinate at
th - i time."' said Robert ha nsing, sec
ret arv of state, in a enlie to th e sen
ate 'f (CaIi fornmicrceiv"ed on TPhursvi
Tihe text of the canbiegram tol lows:
"Your i'(onsider-ate cabtiegram in re
lation to the proposed landl legislat ion
in the state of (Califor'nia aund in re
gardi to the landing of so-called ipie
ltore briides has been received.
"1 wish to express to you, on behalf
of the president and myself ouri ap
preciation for yotur informing uts of
the hilhls whleh will be int roduced in
the state senate. In viow of the
pr1esen t situtation in tntertnationcial af
fairs htere in Pariis, it would be par
iietlarly unfortunate to have these
hills In toduced or consideed at this
A dreision ntot to press to an um
metdilate vote thle report. of thle senate
rules committee denying him permis
sion ao iiouice antil-.Taipanese legis
tatiton, was reached by Senator- Innman
in the midst of dclbate oni his demand
for aac ror'd vote of I le Seniale On the
rep'or't. T~e had decmandled thle vo1 te
after receipt of Secretary Lansing's
BUY VICTORY BONDS
War Loan Organization Head Is Sure
They Will go to a Premium.
Columbia, April 14.-The following
statement was issued this morning by
.lidwin W. Robertson, chairman of
the war loan organization of the Fifth
Tederal Reserve District:
"I believe the secretary of the
treasury has reached a wise and far
reaching solution of the responsibill
ty resting upon him and has given
the people of our country a glorious
opportunity, in addition to merely
paying the honest debts of the nation,
to make of themselves a real Inte
gral part of their cointry and to
control by direct owiersip of Its
bonds the future welfare of out na
tion and our people. It being the
last of our war bonds to be issued I
regard the making of it a close loan,
in excess of which practically no
subscritption will be accepted, will in
sure their market value Witi the
probability of their going to prem
ium, and will also add greatly to the
stabilizing the value of the Liberty
bonds now outstanding which I
fully believe will respond to the mar
ket value of the bonds of the Victory
loan and shortly reach a much high
er level of price. The debt of our
country is now fixed and no more
war bonds are to be issued. This
fact alone should make us hold tight
to the bonds we now own and add to
our holdings. luy bonds of the vic
tory loan With the utmost good cheer
and With every con(idence that the
fuiure will sustain our Judgment that
they will maintain their full par
value, wit hevery likelihood of coml
manding a premium before the year
is out. While we have the oppor
tunity let us provide ourselves with
a real sure and safe reserve asset to
protect us In old age or to meet any
emorgency which may arise in our
lives may make it necessary to quick
ly acquire actual cash funds, in the
meantime at all times receiving a just
rate of Interets In our money. I feel
every confidence 'that 1the 'Tictory
bonds will be largely bought by the
people from all sections of our land,
a large oversubscription in fact, and
I unhesitatingly urge the people of
the 'fifth federal reserve district to
secure their full allotment."
MA,10t WORKMAN NOT
IN CONGRIESSIONAL R(ACE
Makes D0eiite Anmiouneeniemit at
Greenviiille. Will lesume his Law
Major W. ID. Workman, of Green
ville, who has been spoken of as a
possible candidate for congress ne:<t
year, has definitely announced that he
will not make the race, according to
a news item appearing in the Green
ville Daily News several days ago.
Major Workman states that lie will
immediately resume the practice of
law upon his discharge from the army
the last of the week.
Th'le announcement of Major W~ork
man removes thle name of one of sev
cial canidiate s who have been spoken
of in conmnection with this race. Ot hers
w ho have been spoken of are Capit. .J.
J. Mc~wain, formerly of t his county,
and C'apt. 0. K. Mauldin, both of whlom
have ~ beeni in thle army.,y Maj. C. C.
Wychie, or Spa rtanbuimrg, has also been
spiokeum a possibility bt he has
not math- aniy annomincenment on t he
subhject. Coing ressomani Sa m J. NichiolIs,
I ihe~ t(i jinnthient, issued a statement
froml Wash ingtoni several weeks ago
hat he( wa c(onider ing returining to
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Coming Here C
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The Orchestral Sextette will be the al
coming Redpath Chautauqua. While ti
delightful part of the program, the w<
and quartets is equally notable. Selec
popular aml classleal.
his law practice 'or flnancial reasons
and that he would not be in the race
"if a good man comes ot."
TR.AVELING MAN LO)SES 1IS
LIQUOR AND HIS HAT
Chief tihardson has Lively Foot
14ce Itli Man Carrying Valise
Loaded with Booze.
The piolice seized a valise contain
ing 28 pints of F. F. C. and one-half
pint of Sunny Brook liquors at an
early hour yesterday morning after a
lively race with the man who was
transporting the -booze. The owner
is wanted on the charge of transport
ing and speeding.
Chief Richardson and Officer Short
er spied a traveler as he left a Sea
ILittlo Boy Kills Grandinother. playfully took hold or, 19 not known.
A deplorable tragedy occurred last Tlie luSlnd was in Ilartsvile at
Sattirday in the New Provi(lece sc- he til(.-Catiiidei ChronIcl.
1ion of Darlington county. Alts. Sim
(1on1 C. Cross was accidentally shot
and killed at her home by her little a o O i o wdrt one
grandson. "- 1 t0W ooon it n
gt'ads:4 11lIo01' oil Will burnl nlineteen hiours
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and have made more friends and
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ple that have lived here a life
time. This I have accomplished
by giving everybody a square deal.
A word to the wise is sufficient.
Laurens, S. C.
NJ QUALITY WEEK
ldses that hver-vd eeaie
tnaewing! Tlhis IQhav accopl Itisd u
yeslly riig evryhy squar d.
Afl inr this wsecsiuffcint
ntbcoignesD rs e ss es-* *-~
se you.v been fr imnwaittingok~ Ncv
$15.00 to city.7 trae.hreiaieageo
Sew srn sltyles at- ,to h olrta ae o
ewodressao any onge lik~V'Wlyli~ slee-lle
ut d t foetas on' socalra I 11s ~ I rcst
trac(ion on the first afiternoon of the
to ensemible work of the Sextette Is a
irk of the arlists in soliN, ducts, trios
tons are (qua1lly diviled between the
boa rd train and the man was suspect
ed of bringing in contraband. iHe was
atccosted and a race began. The chief
is a sprinter of sonic note, but the
fugitive proved to he a runner of
tore than ordinay ability. Thite o1
cer would get almost within reach of
the fleeing nan when a spurt would
lengthen the distance between the
runners. The handle on the grip gave
away and the load hit the ground. The
mah's hat fell off and $7 worth of
head gear Incidentally fell into the
hands of the pursuing law.
The fugitive won the race, but the
booty Is at the police station. The
chief said yesterday it the man is
brought before the recorder he will
answer to two charges, transporting
'liquor and speeding.The State.
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