Newspaper Page Text
Terrible Weapon Not Used in War.
hlbxliited by Lane. United States
Was Preimred to Kii Millions by
Use Of "Lewisite."
Washington, May 24.-Guarded night
and day, and far out of human reach
on a pedestal at the interior depart
ment exposition here, is a tiny vial.
It contains a specimen of the dead
liest poison ever known. It is "Lewis
Ite". a product of an American scen
tist. It is what Germany escaped by
signing the armistice before all the
resources of the United States were
turned u pon her.
Ten airplanes carrying "Lewisite"
Would have wiped out every vestige
of life-hituman, animal and vegetable
-in Berlin. A single day's output
Would snuff out the .1,000,000 lives on
Manhattan. A single drolp poured in
the palm of (lie hand would penetrate
to the bloo(l. reach the heart and will
kill the victim in great agony.
What was coming to Germany may
be imflagine(d by the fact that when the
armistice was signed it was being
manufactuitired at the rate of ten tons a
day. Three thousand tons of this most
terrible instrument ever conceived for
killin g would have been ready for busi.
ness on the American front in France
on March 1.
"Iewisite" is another of the big
secrets of (lie war Just leaking out.
It was developed in the bureau of
mines by Prof, W. Lee Lewis of North
western University, Mvanston, Ill., who
took a commiss-ion as a captain In the
army, It was manufactiredl inl it spe5
cially built plant near Cleveland.
called tle "mouse trap," because every
workman who entered the stockade
Went und(er ani agreement not to leave
the 11 acre space until the war was
won. This was to protect the secret.
Work on tle plant was started 18
days after tle bureau of mines had
comiplete ld Its experiments. The other
ipreparations to bring (lie gas into tle
waI went forward wilh like speed but
the armistile prevented the Germans
fiom cv r experiencing a full realza
lutie(d Their primitive gases on (he
Ca nadians in Flantiders in tie early
daYs of the war.
lkxperts are certain no one will want
to steal the sample. Everybody at tle
exposition showing what Secretary
Tane's department did and Is (loing
eeops as far a way from it as possible.
Only Regulars Left After June. State.
ment by March.
Washington, May 24.-Revised plans
for the return of the overseas forces
,provided for the sailing from France
of all troops except those in the reg
ular divisions by June 12, General
'March, chief of staff, announced to
Units now in the service of supply
are scheduled to sail 100,000 in May,
200,000 in June and the small re
mainder in July. A definite schedule
has been arranged for closing all the
supply sections and leave areas now
undeir control' of the American expedi
tionary force headquarters.
General headquarters at Chaniont
will be closed caly in June, after
which time the 'Coblenz sector will be
supplied direct from Antwerp.
Demobilization of the army has now
returned more than 60 per cent of of
fIcers and men to civil life, it was an
nounced officially. The total, includ
ing partial reports to date, was given
as 2,215,161, of whom 112,556 were of
ficers. Sallings from overseas since
November I last have totaled 1,152,
The return movement in the week
of May 20 established a new high rec
ord for transportin. troops either on
the eastward or weatward movement.
In that 'week 133,893 otllcers and men
were embarked for home.
TO PARRIS ISLAND
Marine Buse to be Traisferred from
Washington, May 21.-The marine
aviation base now located at Miami,
Fla., with from 800 to 1,000 men, is
to be removed immediately from that.
ilace to Parris Island, S. C. This in
formation was made public here today
by Congressman Byrnes of South Car
olina after a conference with many
department and mar ine corps ofilcials.,
General llenniett, commandant of the
corpts advising I him to tlis effect.
The change, whielh will he made im
mediately is iln the interest of the ser
vice and it is-; sahl il l Itiermtit the ment
ling tee rntitd for IIthe Sr ice being
handled more exped ition ary than at
the present time. It is stated that the
navy men at Miami w"i1 not be moved,
but -will remlainl the Ye.
White Monittain ice I oxes and Re
frigerators just in.
S. M. & 1-2. 11. W.IlTK-Ns & Co.
LENINE MAKES PJ4ANS
TO CONTINUE FIWHT
Bolshevik Premier Declares Class
Warfare 111 Continue UtIl World
Vienna, May 21.-Telling the cor
respondent of the Associated Press
that he was quoting the exact words of
NikolaI Lenine, the Bolishevik premier
of Russia, Dr. Ladilas Rudas, a Hun
garian professor, who has just re
turned from six months visit to Mos
cow, says Lenine declared lie would
not make peace but would continue
class farfare until the whole 1world
was one in brotherhood.
"President Wilson," LTenine is quot
ed is having said, "does not represent
his time nor his -ldeals. lie is merely
a smoother over, trying with a :pint of
oil to still the whole ocean of troubled
waters. He does not see capitalism
"Neither President Wilson nor the
allies can make an niduring peace or
solve political and economic problems
because a world revolution is at hand.
"The destruction of capitaWlm may
cost many lives but this will be as
nothing when com)ared with the
Prof. Rudas is taking a message
from Lenine to Bela Kun, the Hung.9
rian communist foreign minister, urg
Ing Bela Kun to hold out as Bolshe
vism in Rumania som will releave the
pressure on Hungary.
SEVEN DAYS OF GRACE
FOR GERMAN ANSWER
Peace Delegates (Giveii More Time for
Study of Treaty. ime LImit Extend
ed until Thursday.
Washington, May 22.-A period of
seven days of grace has been extend
ed to Germany by the representatives
of the allied and associated govern
ments In which the German peace
plenip1fotiaries may conclude their
stu1idy of the peace treaty and formu
late such replies to the various claus
es as they desire.
The extelsion of time which orig
inally was to have expired at noon
Thu rsday was set forward to Thilirs
day. May 29, at the request of the
Germans, who advanuced the plea that
ilore time was required In order that
vhey might forli:te arguments of
much(l importalee. Almost si iIIIlane
(lusly with IIie reqiest by tie peace
pleipoitentiaries fmr liore time colmes
from hrin a staIem ent of Ih e r
main cabinet that (ermany is uinwill
inug to si ii IIe peacte ireaty. The doc
ulent is a reiteration, although In
stronger words, of the views or the
foremost statesmen in Germany, that
the sealing of the compact would
spell the ruin of the former empire.
Bee Farming Has Future.
It is a fascinating business, that of
beo farming, and a business which
notwithstanding the fact that it d'ates
back to prehistoric times, is even yet
an infant industry. Which is to say,
it Is not one-fourth developed to the
potential limit. There is an immense
amount of honey wasted every
year because there are not enough
bees to gather it.
Medicinal Virtues Retained
and Improved --- Unpleas
ant and Salivating Quali
ties Removed---New Vari
ety Called "Calotabs"
Of all the medielnes in the world
(ocors prescribe calomel most often
and( depend upon it most universally.
There must b)e a good and suflicient
reason-what is it?
If you will study the doctors' books
you will find that the medical authori
ties prescribe calomel for almost ev
ery disease. The reason Is that calo
mel is the greatest dnd only thorough
syst em-p uri fier. It makes the liver
active, drives out the poisons from
tihe stomach, bowels'and kidneys and
tIhereby purilles the ,hlood. Calomel
puts the entire system In the most
favorabile condition for Nature to ex
ercise lher reeiiperative power. That is
why he preseribes calomel so often.
Tle new kind of calomiel, called
alotabs," is refinted and puritied
from all of Ile nauseatinlg and dani1
Vrouts finalities of the old style (alo
mnv] and is raplidly taking its place, for
it is ilore (fleelive than the old style
ealoniel as a i ver-cieansr amid sys
temi-puritiler. Ono Calotah) at hedtimie,
withI a swallow of water-tlat's all.
No stis, no nausea. nor tIh slightest
InIleasant ness. Next nioriiing you
:twt ke feeling fine--witih a learty ap
:11'il for breakfast. lat what you
lease. No restrictitis of lt;? or
Calo;ths are old only in origiavl.
S4eald (A packaes. price tlirty-Iive
cont. IRe (iommuiI'leded and muaraniteed
by drzis everywhere. Yourm money
back If you are not delighted. (adv.)
O W E N BROS. MARBLE
& GRANITE CO.
tealers in everything for the come
The largest and best equipped nion
S uiental mills in the Carolinas.
GREENWOOD, - - - S. C.
I was just like
T a lot of other
- "boobs" who now
er paid any at
tention to what
sort of oil was
being put in the
crank case, but
ing got me to thinking there must
be something in it and to $*watch
your step" when you say, "give me
a quart of oil"- That's what I
had been saying all alons-but now
Oh, NEVER AGAIN--do I say it that
way-NIX-I say, "give me a quart of
GREEN FLAG" Oil1 and then I
know "I've Got It"-got the right sort
of oil, the best oil, and the right body
for my motor.
Why-since I began using "GREEN
FLAG" that motor of mine behaves
like a lady. She purrs like a pussy cat,
and runs so silent like, I have to listen
every now and then to believe she's
runniln' at all.
Now I know what the real joy of driving a car really means.
"GREEN FLAG" Oil has sure waked me up to just what a
vital thing the right sort of moter oil IS in the SERVICE,
POWER and COMFORT of driving a car.
There are several live dealers in this county who sell
"GREEN FLAG" Motor Oil, well known, reliable folks; and I
would drive twenty miles out of my way to get "GREEN
FLAG" if it were nocessary to do so.
Their names are listed in this little "burst of enthusiasm."
E. W. FF.RGUSON, Clinton, S. C.
'W. P. HUDGENS, Laurens, S. C
se; ONLY Sm
hatAn opportunity to see this
big drama comes only
Once to Every once to every Man,
Man? Woman and Child
A Picture Play of Supreme Quality--Holding as its Theme the Thought that
Comes Once to Every Man--What is This Thought?
Make a Date With Yourself to See This Photo-pla
Children 15 cts. Adults 30 ets