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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1920 NUMBER 32
WEYLElf, OF SPIANiSH! WAR
FAM.E, ACTIVE AT NINETY
Presides Dall) Over the Sessions of
Spanish War Ministry.
Madrid, Feb. 5.-,General Valeriano
Weyler, who during the Spanish-Am
erican war, was the most caricatured
and headlined man In the United
-States, is still, despite his 90 years
and the serious illness that he suf
fered last year, one of the most active
and energetic men in Spain.
His aitonobile, taking iiiii from his
residence near the Royal :Palace,
across the city to the ministry of war
where he, as chief of the general staff,
presides over the daily sessions of
that body, is invariably the first to be
seen on the streeta of late-rising Mad
rid. With the little figure in a worn
uniform, or later in the year, wrapped
in a great coat, the car makes a quick
wash through the empty streets
bringing the aged 'Captain-General to
his office long before his younger, but
not more active colleagues.
theing a Captain-General, General
iWeyler cannot be retired according
to Spanish military law, having in
tills re'spect one icontomiporary, the
aged Captain-General Primo Rivera.
'Since the Spanish-American war 'Wey
leir has held many offices in Spain and
even now, is always called into con
sultation by the King and government
in times of crisis or impending crisis.
As chief of the general staff during
the world -war, lie saw to it that the
army was kept up to strength in case
of emergency and that tile arsenals
were full, so that if Spain should be
drawn in, she would not be found un
General 'Weyler pays very strict
attention to his work as a Senator,
andi he is one of the most regular
attendants at the sessions of that
body, defending always the prestige
of the -Monarchy, his country and the
Bet ween the morning at the war
oftice and The- afternoon in the-senate,
the General inds time for a ide
through the ipark of Madrid, or when
the Senate is not in session, for a
longer trot over the Casa De Campo,
near the city. Mounted on a huge
charger, whereuipon his little -figure
appears tinier than ever, still in his
worn uniform, the General goes forth
unattended, but sitting majestically
with his arm thrown back as though
holding a field-marshal's baton, or sit
ting to a sculptor..
This little man, whoim all Spain re
spects, saved a good deal of money
while doing duty in Cuba and the
IPhilippines, which lie invested inl Mad
rid residential property and, with his
well rented residences and ap.irtnent
houses, the General is vow a wealthy
man. le lives in one of his own lios
es with several of his sons, he is.sep
arated from his wife, and within these
four walls 11e is a gentle and kindly
inan, dropping altogether the roll of
the strict dischiplinarian, which lie is,
when oil official duty, and dispensing
charity with a liberal hand. Ile brush
es aside criticism and even ridicule.
The newspapers sometiies caricature
him11 in costumeis of -10 or more years
ago, wvhich he stomeitimels wear's. Ils
Sons resent thuis and have often threat
ened to "call out the autimors" but the
General whlo is creCditedl w'ithl having
foughlt manly duels1 in his youth, hlas
a'lways repliled "leave them alone, pub11
lie mdn must correct these things.".
General Weyler, has a nlumber of
sons. One is a senator, anotheor a dcip
utly and a third recently joined the
f'iaaian Offlcer' ini United States on1
New York, *Feb. 22.-Captain <P.
(erow, of tile 'Canadian overseas fore
es, who is in this country buying ma
terial from "knockdown" houses to
be usedl in reconstruction work among
army veterans in Imngiand, has dis
appea)redC. This was learned tonight
when the 1)011c0 of this city and Phil
adelphia wvere asked to help locate
the officer who had not 'been hleard
from since Febi'uary 2, when lie loft
here for Philadelphia. Before leav
ing Captain Gerow told friends he ex
pected fifty tons of house mlaterilal to
ar'rive there from Chicago to Liverp~ool
the nex-t day. Ho notified the hotel-at
tile time that he would return last
,When the omeier failed to ret~urn
the poli1cc were notified. Investiga
lion disclosed that hue never had ar
rived dv the hotel In :Philadelphia
where ho was to have stayed.
.Captain Gerow cai'ried $1,000 .in
cur'rency dmtl several valuable pieces
Suits! Coats! Dresses!
ALL OVER THE.COUNTRY THE THOUGHT FOR
SPRING IS ECONOMY
And have you ever stopped to notice that the greatest economy is
to get all the service, all the pleasure, and all the advantage you
can from what you purchate. For instance, if a costume is in
fashion for six months and you purchase it in the first of the six
months you receive six times the pleasure and service you receive
if you were to wait till the last of the season to get it. So that the
truest economy is to plan your purchase so as to have a full sea
son's'wear of each season's wearables.
'Visit Wells Clardlx Company to-day, and have a try-on of these
new Spring Coats, Suits and Dresses.
New Spring Coat Suits
y S~g ". r' :letionis I4of the most p1l)C"ir 1 model anit
style. They are attractively matte in the Inost becoming modes and
in an excellent choice of materials of Serges and Tricotines. Black and
Navy. And the prices asked will he the biggest surprise of the sea
ILadies' 'Suits, Serges and Tricotines, 'Black .and Navy. prieed
from $32.50 to $75.00.
New Spring Dresses
Taffeta and Georgette
The first of Spring's newest styles in i)resscs will show elever
ada ptions of Parisian mo.dels in whieh the shorter coat effect. butfant
skirt drape, an( wide girdle treatment of the waist is pleasingly dei
You vill also note that <Iuite a i111mber have tle short sleeve.
We are showing quite a immher of 'TA'lF'PETA and ; GO t"I'E
DIbESSES in the new Spring Styles in llack, Navy, prieed from
$29.75 to $75.00.
Beaded Georgette Dresses
Beautiful leaded (leorgette IDlrs. ses in colors of White, Flesh.
Peach and u'll rquois, hanldsomely headed. Prieed from $37.50 to $65.0
Spring Sport Coats
The nlew I Spring Sport Coat Ilade of Velour or Tersey Cloth, which
Comes ill Reindeer with narrow bel'tof self or Leather, will be just tile
wrap yoi want for early Spring wear. Sport. Coats prieed $27.50
Ihere is s0mething we ell which is of more importance than eir
This servien gs with every aticle you pulirchase at this store.
You can count on it whecther you come in to buy or not.. III fact "1&r
vice to you'' is always first consideration with every miaember of our
selling for4e. Here is what, serviee at this store means,-BMST QUAL.
ITY MERCIIANISE, IATERST -TYES AND FAT'R PRI:OFS.
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WELLS CLARDY COMPANY
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