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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAYAPRIL 27, 1921.
TO '[ OBS[RV[
Prizes to be Offered for
'The Programs will Deal Eniirely with
the velfure of llables Spiritually
anid Physen illy. Prizes are Offered
for the 10(y Proper aud for 11111
T illa ges.
Childrll's week will be observed in
Laurens an( vicinity next week. uin
der the leadership of Ails. .1ulia Irhy
and Miss Katherine lagqui.st, the
county nurse, a s-ries of meetings are
to be held inl obser-vance of\ I nterna
tional Children's Week. 'Among tile
omlinent people to be here for these
meetings are Dr. S. G. Glover, . of
GreenvilIie, !r. tiailruce Ward, of co
lumbliidh; Mrs. Ruth A. Dodd, of Co
lumubia; Miss Chauncey Blackburn, of
Columbin; and MAic- Mae Murphy, of
Spartanburg. Meetings of the kind to
be held in Lauxens are being held in
"nany sections of the state undei' the
auspices of the South Carolina Sunday
Sohool Association and the county
health departments. The -prograns
to be presented during the meetings
In and around Laurens deal entirely
with the welfare of the baby, spiritual
ly and physically.
The first of these meetings will be
held at the Presbyterian church at
Laurens on Sunday, May the first, be
ginning at five o'clock in 'the after
noon.. Mrs. Dodd, the director of the
bureau of child hygiene, 1will be the
sisealr for the afternoon. This meet
ing niot 9l13' will deal with the .physi
cal side of the child but more espee:
ly with enlisting the little .ablies with
the "cradle roll" depertment of the
Sunday School. At this meeting Mr.
Templeman will give an address on
tho '"cradle roll" membership cam
On Monday llorllillg beglinning lt
cloven o'clock there will begin the
children's health conference for babies
and children of pre-school ag7e. At
tills meeting will be Doctors Clover
and W. rd from outside the city and
the local doitors to present the sub
ject of health regarding children, ut
most especially will these doctors be
tiere for the -purpose of finding out
the most perfect haby or child in the
Colllllunity 111d to show how tile
health and vigor of those lot so Per
feet may be0 improved. A )rize valued
it tell dollIrs will be given tot1' llt
perfect :pCelln an1d a prize valued a!
five dol lars w ill he given) to tle s;econd
and third healthiest lby or Child.
On .'.nIay aftrnooi at five o'locik,
Dr. (Gover of Grecnville, will lecture
in tile court1. holse at L.Itreln. Miss
I VaraItus e.\-pressedl the dlesire t/hat tihe
mot hers es'!Peelally, aittn thl~ i) me ~et
On Monday nlighlt tile igpalthI01 or
enlee will he held( at Watts Mills in the
school) auid itoriumIl. Publ)1ic spir~it ed
mleni in tiis commun1)0ity n~lso offered
prizes5 equal to th 1ones10 for tile (it".
of Laure ins. These jprizes will behi giv
en1 to tihe heaItiest hable is of the0
Watts Mills 00omm11unitly. To add to tile
mleeting at Watts .\l ills thle band has1
consenltedl to furn'lishl mulsic for tihe 00
casionl. Mirs. Ruth 1)0(1( will be the
spleaker for Ithe night session. Tulesday
morning tile heallthl conference will
continue11 at Wattis a ndllI Larens mills.
Prizes will alIso be given for tile
hlealthitst child( of these commullnities.
On1 Thurs'day nigiht t-he meeOtin~g will
comel to a close In the city 'proper.
Prizes will be awvarded and Interest
ing talks will be givenl. Prizes will be
awarded at Watts Mills F~riday nlighlt
and at Laurens Mill Saturday nlight.
Miss liagruest and1( MIss Irby are
very enthusiastic over the probable
result of these0 meetings. They as-.
sure Interesting pIeakers for the'
.Moth~er's Day Exercises
On April '29, at 2 o'clock tile Cooper
Literary Beciety of Ilickory 'l'avern,
will give a special "Mothler's Pro
gram" for tile moth~ers of thls school
district, and each mnotheir is askedi to
Th~e h1gh schoo01 is -prop~aring for a
good play "Thle 'Ppor Married Man,"
to he given May 6th. at 8:30 o'clock.|
COUIrT IN SESSION
Two Cases Disposed of and Suit
Against Geo. I. Bolt Now ieing
The Court of Common 'Pleas con
vened Monday morning with Judge
W. 'i. Townsend, of Columbia, presid
ing and otfher ofilcors of the court in
their accustomed places. The session
was to have lasted two weeks, bu-t af
ter a conference of the Bar Associa
tion It was decided to call off the se
The Court was occulpied yesterlay
with the case of Mrs. Eivira dlominick,
of Lexington comnty, vs. Geo. 11. Bolt,
Jr., .well known farmer of the Trinity
Rlidge section. The suit is for $75,000
(amnages and the case grew out of the
dlenth of the'-plaintiff's husnband near
Coltmubia about two years ago when
lie was struck by an altomlobile driiv
eln by Mr. 4olt. It will be recalled
that lr. Bolt was on his way to the
State Fair in Columbia an( when a
few, miles out of the city passed a car
standing still on the side of the roa(.
Anl he .passdd the car he suiddenly saw
.U. Dominick, who had been one of
the occupants, standing in the road
Just a few feet ahead stooping asi In
the aet of picking soniething from the
ground. Before lie succeedled In stop
pilng,. 1s car he struck the stooping
man and Inflicted wounds from whi'ch
death,, ensued. Mr. Bolt alleges that
he -WAs driving at a moderate rate of
speplyv and .that the occurrence was
due to an unavoidable accident. Plain
tiff's.,are represented by Galloway &
flair. of Columbia, and by W. it.
URigoy, of this city. The defendant is
represented . by Simpson, Cooper &
'lubb andt- Featherstone & Knight, of
the local bar.
The court (irected a verdict for the
defendants In the case of 1). y.
Weathers vs. the W. 0. W. lvhe case
involved the settlement of a life in
In the case of N. 1). Garrett vs. 1). 1).
Armstrong qver a saw bill in which
the plaintiff alleged that sawing was
not lone in a workmanlike manner,
the plaintiff was a-warded a verdict
for $167.50. The suit was for $189.90.
CHAU'AUQVA PLEASES AGAIN
LaAt Numiber of the Prograni 1i be
Given ::t the Tent Toitght.
With six of the seven (lays' program
complete the Redpath Chautauqua
enters ipon its closing program to(lay,
the last number of the prograi being
the lecture of Ral ll inghai, "Fun
.laker Extiuaordinary," tonight. The
afternoon program will consist of a
musical concert and a lecture by Dr.
Wallace Bruce Amsbury onl Jaies
The prograim this year Isc generally
conceded to be the equal of :,--y previ
Ims pro-'rams and mnany e masider it
tile .hest Ororim that t h i mt auqu:
conpanly has brought to Laurens.
Sonie objections have been r.'ised to
the large number of lecti-!; in coin
Parison with musical attr --r1ions and
somle Ci crt i has bIe'madeic(l on the
'1en-gthi of hle Ict ure-s, bit taken as a
who l te .'iries. of ane.:-taIn mentIs hasc
It ha': bc cn ancc cincned thati the
gutarantad~ mcimnl:- of tickets for t'he
sea son V.as ol and I hat a con trat.t
for next .s c.cr has been signed by a
nit irher of citizxens anid handed to thle
:mpe~c:in tendent, butt anyone desirinog
to bconme a guara ntor may do so by
seeing the supeintenident at the Chlau
JOllN TI. ROIJERT'SON DEA I)
Leamdimer Citizenu of Clinto'n Pa~ssed
Away Satturdaey 3lnrniing.
A large nuimber -of lieople fr-om this
(city attenided the fiuneral In Clinton
Sunday afternooni of ~i.\ .TJohn T.'
Rtobertson. Mr. Robe rtscon su ffe red a
stroke of paralyslit Wedlinsday even
ing andi passed away Saturday. The
de'ceased way a native of the tipper
part of the county and lived in Lau
rens for -some time in his early life.
lie still iretalned liany of his frioends
in -Laurens and~ the news of his death
was received here wilth miuch sorrowv.
3Mid- week Services Postplonied.
On account of the concludinf pro
gram of the Chiautauquta Wednesday
evening. the id-wveek services at- the
Presb.f'terian church has bec.o an
nouinced for Thlutrsday at 8 P. M. Sub
jet: Moses, Idador ot Israel.
C. T. SOUIn-ER. Pastor.
Dr. J. I. 1cGiothtlIin aind Rey. 1D. I.
Turipiced ' to Make Address and
Supt. H. W. Gasque has announced
Friday, lay 20th, as .the closing date
of the Laurens city schools, an attrac
tive ,program being in course of pre
iparation for the annual exercises. The
annual literary address will be deliv
(ered on the closing night by Dr. J. W.
.\leGlothlin, presidelt of l1urmntan Uni
versity, and the annual sermon will
be preacied on Sunday night, May
1.~-th, 1)y Rfov. 13. IR. Turnipseed, pastor
oF the First tIihodist chiurich of
reen woo'l. The serimuon will be
preacched in the Presb;:terian church.
'T'he -radiating i:s thi; year con
sists of live bovs and thi teen irls as
Fred Bishop, Luther Chaney, Ray
mond Caston, Carl Putnam, II arry
Beatrice Babb, Nellie Blakely, Doro
thy Falrey, Caroline Holmes, Leora
liunter, ,)argaret Lake, Lois lartin,
Ruby Martin, Nancy Meng, Alma Mil
leir, Mary hell Myers, Nell Sohn, Sarah
SElttEANT JOIN '. ADAMS
Great Crowds do Honor 1o the Memory
of Sergt. -John T. Adams. Iteninis
Brought frmn France and jald to
Rest ii Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Ware Shoals, April 16.-Sel'geant
John T. Adams, 30th Division, 118th
Infantry, volunteered May 1917, killed
in action Sept. 25, 1918, was. laid to
rest In the Adams plot of the cene
tery at Poplar Springs. Baptist Church
today at 3 o'clock. Practically the en
t:1re community was present t!0 do
honor to 'her brave soldier. Comrades
from distances cane, and one who was
with him when he fell The procession
was led by girls who carried the beau
tiful floral offering. There were
many beautiful designs-designs In
national colors. The 'body was taken
from his home1 to Poplar Springs Ball
tist church where several hundred had
assembled to honor .te memory of
one of her brave and noble Christian
soldiers. Rev. J. P. Coleman, his pas
tor, spoke appropriate words of praise
of our brave soldiers and of Sergeant
Adams' Christian character. Rlev. E.
W. livis, pastr of Ninety Six Baptist
church, assisted In the service.
Sergeant Adams' was a gentleman, a
Christian and a soldier. He took his
training at Camp Sevier and served
his country in war for 1I months.
When volunteers were called to do
scouting work, he was one of fourteen
to off'er his services, and one of five
of thalt party who "never came ba'ck".
ili l:st .words to his comrades wele:
"Stick to us boys". The immense floral
offering heaped uipon his grave was an
expression of gratitude and apprecia
tion of the community's esterm for' he
noleli an br1 tave so(let'.
ANO~IIEIl i: o ll1 H'lli H)
AliiIn Powers, MIembter of C'ompatny 1),
Ill hb Infantry, iturled at Warriior
Ct'eek Nat urday Mornin1 lg.
lThe remains of Sergt. Aivin Powvers,
wvho was klilled ont thte battleflilds of
Frani lce duiring the Worild War a nd
wvhlch were returnued to this ('ountry3
last wveek, .were in ter'red in lth recme
tory at WarrIor Creek Saturday tmorn
ing~ in 111e idst. of a latrge assembiaae
of relatives and frIends whlo came to
pay a last tribute to onie who had giv
en uip lis life In his coutry11's cause.
Sergt. Power's was a member of Co.
I), 118th Infantry,- Titietht Divislon,
and was killed in the famous attack
on the lndenbur'g line. 'Pall beatrers
at the futnet'al includedl foirmeir mem
b lers of his comiany, TLeut. H. A. Sul
Il',van, LIIeut. J. IP. Caldlwell and othet's.
'llobe:-t Mn'c 1ill, ante Lauriens
('Ouinty soldlier' whose .body wvas
br'o'tgh: bac0k fronm France at the same
time, w'ast burled at F'riendlshtip)1 ichrc
Saturtday afternoon. Young 1Hil1 was
a soni of D). S. Hill1, of that commltunity,
and was knownt as a y'oung mtan of
examhry char'actet' and lIne soldlely
At Edlen School
Titere ill be a tacky party and ice
cream party on the lawn at 'Fden
school Saturday, April 30th. 'rhe pub
lIc Is cordinally Invited1 to come.
Would Break Strangle Hold Cotton 5x
changes have on Colton Producers.
Washington, April 19.-Senator Dial
of South Carolina .has again intro
Cluiced a proposed amendment to the
cotton. futitres act WIhich woti1d have
a telgdency to break the strangle hold
wieli, hie Charges, the cotton exchiang
(S hav-e on the cottoll producers.
It appears to be the colcensits of
0.pinig that the Dia I a mendmnten t
will have a better opportlinity at pas
sa-e. than the amendment of former
S-enator Cromer, of Alabamia. The
am endm ei't of the foroier sentil tr
ltissed the sl:ite',. but failedli in the
hottse as reuttit of tho activity of. ru'p
reSe1ntativeS of Cottol statIs w hich
produce only low grade votton. It
was their contention that the C(otmer
a1(Iendieit wvould have elimin'ated a
mIarket for their prodtet.
Senlator. Dial declares that Is
am-indmi'nt would not only elimiiillate
a muark(t, but would probably cyca-te
a ttarkel. Indelr Iis schemle. any
piurehaser from a .cotton exchtaige
could .demand one-half of hj;4 purchase
in any t.wo of the ten legal grades, and
the *otton exchange couild deliver the
remaining 'half in 'ally two of the ten
l Qgal grades.
"Ioth sides to the tranlsaction1," said
Senator Dial, "have an even break.
Inder the law 'as it Is today, a cotton
exchange has the -power to deliver a
quantity of purchased cotton it either
one of tihe ten grades it desires. The
mai who buys has absolutely no
chance. On the face of things, -that is
not fair. It is not right. Such a
scleie wouild not hold good if applied
to any articles or goods purclased. If
the producer of 'potatoes was legally
authorized to dispose of his potatoes
without consttlting the purchaser, very
n:tirltally the purchaser would receive
onl y low grade .potatoes. And if the
purchaser had the entire option, the
produtI'er of cotirse could sell only
his very excellent potatoes.
"The samte natural laws apply to
vottonl 'trans1actilonls. Therefore nei
ther' the seller nor the buyer stoll!'
have the sole right of option. It, is
that evil wht iclh I amto attemeolting to
er'adiente. I aml not .trying to pit tihe
(ottonl exchiantges out of busiless. I tym
not trying to reduce tile tenl grades
now teiderable under law on cotton
exclages. I am simply trying to se
Cut re a fair. deal for tle t6fin who biuys
cotton from exchanges.
"To get such a fair deal is in 1.my
oplinioll, the most important issue
facing the South today. It is toy con
victionl that the system as it prevails
at present costs the South millions of
dollars per am ittit.
lilts. 3MARlY 31. W.\DE
Died it GreenllvIlle Friday Nitrtil ad
liiiutrled it Local Cemnel etry .ontiday
Mrs. Mary M. Wade, 1m'1)tler Of \IlMs.
Allen C. lramlett of this city, and a
formoer r'esidenlt of the ('oun1ty, (lied at.
Sthe home (of hter1 1 daughter , Mrs 15.. 0.
'FThe hedyI was- ibrought to 11)I urensCl
Mond~ay, afterntoont antd interrted InI tihe
.\ilrs. Wadle wau born1 .lnar it 3 , I 850
and was thO btoter of tent liv'ing: chil
of thi Pre''sbyIi'teri'hur it andI :to a wo
nunt of deem .:'iritutailty. Ilier huts
handl, th lte c (ha rles '\ :uIL. p receded
he: to the gr'ave aboult '?; y ears ago.
The following ('hildrenl surtvive htet:
.\t's. A. C. lt'amIliet t, of' 1,aurt'ns;
Mr is. 1'. 1s. C'ol ler', (of Kissimm1Itee, Ila.;
.\lre. II. 11. Wade. (It oldw int, N. C.;
Mr'. WV. S. Sanlder's, of Natnee; .\it's.
C. D. Kentdall, of Lanmat' A. 0. and II.
1'. Wade of Norfolk, Va.; Mi's. 0. I).
Carter, of McI~ee; Mrs. G. W. Smoith,
oIf. Buffalo; Mr's. 11. 0. IL'utman, of
Another Still Captured.
Sherif S. C. Reid( ando Deputy -Ilicks
Owitngs, assisted bmy Om1cer' Koon, of
Ware Shtoals, and .lthn lol t, formter'
chalin gang gutatrd, capturtedl andl de
stroyed a. large still hnar Mt. Olive
chulrch In the westerlni'ar (of the
('nty last \Vednet'day. No art'ests
wvere made. but (ver' a tousandl gal -
ions of malt was dlestr'oyed. Thte otfit
had evidently b~eetn in r'ecent oplertation
bitt thet owners wet'e nowhere to bhe
found. VTe sheriff has madi~e fttrt het'
InvestigatIons iln regard to the still
andl states thtat lndictments will he
made out agaInst threc men for COin
nectiotn with tltn nnnrn'tln
CAPT. PIIILPOT DEAD
Highly Esteemed Merclat P , (ased
Away at his Ilomle iI This (iy Wed.
Capt. J. M. Ihlilpot, plr'om inlent Imler1
chat of the city, passed away at his
home on Sullivan Street Wedlesday
1110111 ug at ten o'clock. lie had 'been
in declining health for about 'two
years, but it was not until two weeks
prIor to his death that 'he was con
ilned permanently to his home. TIln.
funeral services were held frIiom th.
house Friday morning at III o'clock, a
short religiors services condulcted :
Rev. -P. F. Kilgo, Rev. S. Ii. Tetuple
man alid I1ev. C. T. Siulire(,s, aft I
which tile body was ,bot'ne to IIe (em.
etery and inlteirrd with .\ason -
Capt. i'lilpot was 1 years of a, o
and a native of Elifala, Ala. Ie eitn
to tills city front Auiguisla in IN; an
Clitered the grocery business il which
he was co(tiluously engaged .1p to
the ile of, -his deatil. Iacet1 for a
short time in whicl he was ill pait
lierlship with tile late M. II. Fowler he
coniducted- his business alone, thle fast
few years being assis-ted by ills son,
\r. Iiauirens Philpot. Capt. Philpot
conducted his business along conserv
ative lines and had a large trade.
The deceased was twice married,
the fist time to Miss .lary Ramsayo*,
of Augusta, and the second time to
Mrs. Laura Kern, of this coulity. Of
the first union three sons survive, J.
R., superintendent of the city water
and electric light system, J. C., of
Columbia, anld I. 1W., of South Hoston,
Mass. Of the second union, a son and
daughter, Laun l'ois and Miss Marie, of
this city, survive. Surviving sto.i
children are John and Charlie Kern,
of Atlanta, 'and Mrs. .\Marvin Medlock,
of this city. A half-sister, Mrs. M. if.
FOWIl', aid a hal f-br'othe', Mr. Willie
Atwell, of Gainesville, Pla., 11so suil'
Besides being a Mason and Pythian,
Capt. Philpot was a llemllber of the
First Methodist churcli. lie was a
highly regarded citizen and his death
wvas.a shock to his many friends ill the
W1'. A. ''ItAYNH1.A1 DI.:Ai
11ell inown (ii Cilizei of Frilltishily
Section lassed A way Monday Morn
V. A. Traynham, familiarly called
"Doc" by his friends, a well known
citizen of the Friendship section near
Gray Court, passed a way .\iln day'
ilonling at II o'clo'ck after a .p'ot ract
ed illness. The fineral was held at
Miriendship Presbyterian Church, of
wih lie wias a life-long member, ycs
torday morni ing, tile services bhing114
conducted by Rev. Coleman, of the
popular Springs Baptist'111 churc.
Mlr. Traynham wNas 60 years of age
iln(d a native of the section in which he
died. In early life he married a Miss
Culhertsbni, w\,)ho siurvives him with i the
following children: IIerman, Mrs. D.
Ii. Wilson. Coke, Clyde and Miss
lucile. all of tile ('ouny. .I.. is ao
sulr'vived 1by the following br'other.,
andr sister's: Jiasiper, Z. li.. I" *f
Th'ie dleceaist was WS 1)1Ia popla ci tizen
0o' thle coun11ty and1( highly3 reg'iard'edl by~
all wh'lo knew himi. ii is funeral was
lrgely altit'ee 1)y sorrow1 uing frend(s
arnd ri': ('.
Miss liorte'nse Lite,
(Cross liii1I. A pil 24. -.\ Iss I Iortense
L owe, a nia t ive a ndli lform' r'esidet'i
oM'ross 11ll1, w1as buirtied in thle LIAberty'
Spini '' cemieter'-, ( oss liil, Tu'iesday'
afiterno at()i -l~. She iedi in Colum11
lau Mlondayi imm nuin at 5: :10 o'clock,
after a long Illness.
Theii funercal wais conducittedl 1by Rev.
.: U. Wilson, an was1 ailS tendied by
many13 r'elatives and1( friends. Tile de-.
censedl is a dlaughter' of Mr'. Samt~ Lowe,
wvho lived at Ci'oss 11111 mlany' yearlts,
bunt who is no0w a state conistable. anid
lives In ColumbIa, Miss Lowe Is siii
viveid by her1 father, flve sisters, onei of
whlom Is maii'Ied and lives Iin Com
bin, and th roe br'other's, Clarence, of
Cross 11111; John1, of Atlanta; anid
Sam, Jlr., of RBlackville.
Miss Lowe, whl.e tIn health, was a
ttineid nurse', buit. has for a Iong time
bleenl a patilent in a Columbfliia sanl
At F~dlihg School
Tihere will 1)e a play13 and Ice cr'eamn
siuppher' at Fleming school Friday night,
Apil 29. There will be no admission
fee and1( thn nnhiul In Invuitd
200 B1LON MARKS
226 Billions Demnnded by
(ermat n ounter ('4nle' I' Proposals to Allied
1)(m11nd4S not .111. Ilublic bull it Is
Itilerstood 11ilnt They a(Cry an 1f.
1ite of 201)) BIllion .1arks. Willing to
Ierli, A r!l "5.--The ntimate to
tal iinivtitity whv Iich Germany agree,
to pay ti Allies is tw) hundttrdCl 1)11
lion goli titar'ks, as against two lhun
drell and)i twentty-six billions demttandled
by the Allies in their Paris terms.
Th is i.; posiLively stated by tho.s
cio.-e to the ,overlt lnent, altIrough the
(Geritni cotunter proposals have not
becnt imlale 4:1utblic here.
)r-. Sittions, the foreigi secretary,
dil not present the nlew proposals to
the relchstag today because of an un
dlerstanding with the American m
bassy and for the additional reason
that there Is a paragraph in the note
to 'President llarding suggesting that
lie feel free to ruery back for fur
ther information or the elucidation of
any point not clear, if he so desires,
before sutbiitling the note to the En
Consequently, the German press and
ptublic, and even the party leaders,
have not seen the counter proposals,
and their publication is eagerly await
The Germans suggest making the
annuities in the payment of the ropa
rations flexible, depeendent upon the
recovery of German industiles. An.In
ternational loan is suggestel, to be
floatedr immediately, to place ready
cash at thie rlisposal of the Entente,
buit no sumn is namedl.
Germany expresses hler .willintgness
to pledge the etistonis revenues as
guaran tees, andl further offers to (le
liver manufactured articles to the Al
lies with the u nderstandling that Get
many will pay the producers and get
crelit on the indemnnitles. Germany
ilso offers immeliate participation in
the work of rest-oration inl te devas
stated areas; labor and materials to
be supplicrd by Cermany and credited
against the indemnities.
No suggestion is marde of Germany's
willinttgness to assume the indebted
ness of the Allied 1power to the United
Germaniy's counter proposals are so
intricate and in volveI that tite ex
pe.-ts who have real thetm express the
opinin u that itey may be ilsin ter
prted, as tit Loitdlon ffetr was by
personls who dlid not alialyze them
carefully anl .work out tle total
amitouni t tha. woolh have beeni yieilel.
W~ashi ingtorn, April ' 2. -'iThe onliy in
formiationi received byx Secretaty
I lughles todlay (oncetrning t hreltharae
tor' of Germnaniy 's counit et' proposa Is
tregard ing trepartat ions was I tat con -
ta ined'( intI5 pres dis patcites. llThe nomwi
mutnirenitt embordying thIe ;'rrposals,
whticht was handedcr yestetrday to L orinig
IDresci , Atmeran ithtighr comm tissionert
at Ih(-rlin, by I) r. WalItert Simons11, the
Ge rmtan foreign iiteri, hadn not ar
rived whient the seretaty tinishedi his
d ay's work.
It was a ssume othait th le rdelay wvas
rdue to Itra onmiIssion dIifficu'ltles erithetr
on the cables or' by wvireless, It was
not known which means the conutnis-.
sitner' Itand userd itt dispa tchin ig the
WhlaI.t iuse Mr'. iilughes willI take
ini dealintg with thie (tuest ion was not
indicated today. It was saidi, htow
ever, thtat until be htad studriedl tthe
enutter 't proposalIs ere tfu11y thle ('om.t
mtiteatiotn woutld not be itarde public
tinless it had alr ieady been puiblished
by Grermany or by one of the Allies,
to witom a copy or' suimmary may have
ilidlomatic r'epresentativos there be
lieved it ltronbable that the secretatry
wouldn take up) the iestions itnvolvedt
ditectly with the foreIgn oflices of
the Allierd Govertnents, r'athcr titan
witht thi representatives here, to ex
Itedite thte negotiations. It was point
rd oult. ini this c'onnfectioni that the su
'Ptremte coutnil Is dute to mieet Satur
day and the French are ePxpectedi to
'hoglit theIr occuipat Ion of t'he Ruhr
May 1st If an agreement Is not treachted
wvith Ger'many in the contr'oversy