South African Envoy Holds
Province Faces Ruin
in Such a Step.
BY CONSTANTINE BROWN.
There is no truth in reports re
ceived in this country from Briti. h
sources that the province of Natal
Intends to secede from the South
African Union, according to the Hon.
Eric Louw, Minister of South Afri :a
South Africa, like every country'
nowadays, lias its serious troubles and
problems, but the Natal question is
for tlie time being as good as non
Natal has a population of f.00.000
Inhabitants, of which 230.000 are
whites. The majority of the white
population is British. Among the
British there is a comparatively small
number who arc dissatisfied with the
present con d:» ions resulting from
South Africa's complete independence
from Great Britain. These men, the
Minister said, are of the type fre
quently found in many former British
colonies. They are “British flag
wavers” and are more attached to
Great Britain than to South Africa.
Convention Is Culled.
There ultra-British have fostered
this so-called . eccssion move in Natal
And have held in Pietermaritzburg,
the capital of the province, a conven
tion where certain resolutions were
pasted. This convention was described
In press dispatches as the "Congress
Th ’ word "ccngreiis" was used in the
dense ef meeting o’* gathering, and not
In the lense tint this was a meeting of
the Legislature of the province. As a
matter of fart th" provincial legisla
tures of the four South African states
have much loss power than the Legis
latures of the States of the Americm
Union; its main role is to elect, to
gether with tli*' representatives of the
Boutli African Parliament, members for
the dominion Senate.
A* this convention the wish of the
minority of th? British-South African
citizens was expressed in the form of a
reso ution demanding the secession of
Natal from the South African Union.
The reason for the discontent of many
Brirsh-South African citizens is that
South Africa has adopted its own flig
and has replaced' the head of King
George on tiie stamps by a design rep
resenting the national emblems of the
union. They also object to the fact
that bv the new laws of the country
every official is compelled to speak the
two official languages of the Union—
Dutch and English.
Still Desire Unity.
In spite of these grievances the ma
jority of the British-South Africans do
not des're tlie disruption of the Union,
and still less do they desire the seces
sion of Natal or any other province
from South Africa.
Tile reason . r the ’ loyalty” of the
Natal pe pie is due main’y to the fact
that the majority of them realize that
Natal outside the union could net exist
very ionsr. Thus small province has only
three md .strips of any importance—the
Port of Dui ban. which depends upon
the Transvaal and the Orange Free
State Prov mews for support and busi
resw which, in the unlikely event of
Natal's secession, would be diverted to
the rival po t of Lourcnce Marques, the
.«ucar industry, whioh in the last few
years has been kept alive by Union
government protective measures, and
coal mining, which has little export
value, because the rest of South Africa
possesses vast coal deposits.
Under the circumstances It would be
suicidal for the small province to at
tempt a secession move, and while it is
true that most of its inhabitants would
like to s e the Union Jack float on the
public buildings and tlie effigy of King
George restored on the union stamps, it
is most improbable that the small group
of : ecessicnists should find any ac
tual following ameng the more sober
elements of the country.
Silk Socks for Soldiers.
Whether the British soldiers who were
In Shanghai. China, during the Sino
Japanese fighting, will return home
wearing silk socks, is being discussed
in Southampton, England, where the
troops will land. In gratitude for their
aid Shanghai presented a pair of silk
socks to everv man of the husky 2nd
Royal Scots Fusilliers. who were on duty
there at the time. Silk, unless being
worn, is dutiable in England.
New England Frosts
Mercury Reaches 42
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, June 9 — New Eng
land shivered yesterday in unsea
sonably cold weather which
brlught frosts, damaged crops
and. in Boston, drove the mer
cury down to 42 degrees, the
lowest June temperature record
ed in 48 years.
Only once before In the history
of the United States Weather
Bureau in Boston has so low a
reading been taken in June, and
that was June 2, 1884, when the
temperature also was 42 degrees.
Frosts were reported from the
Connecticut Valiev in the vicinity
of Springfield, damaging young
crops. The Massachusetts State
College at Amherst reported an
all-time frost record for the date
with 36 degrees. The college's
records cover 40 years.
German Plants in England.
So great is the threatened invasion of
German manufacturing firms into Eng
land that English towns are starting
campaigns to induce German firms to
establish plants in their communities.
7th, 8th and E Streets
Rings of Fashion
10 and 12 Oz. Sizes
(Ireen. Rlack. and Orange
and ll’hite Stripes or
We’re practically going
‘round in circles since we
saw these lovely new
glasses. We’re all for
stripes, when they circle
lovely, crystal optic
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You dance to the glorious music of BAR
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moved to the Palm Court.
Hours 7 P. M. ’Till
and A la Carte Service
Special Dinner Sunday
and Holidays . . . .$2.00
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' Warmer days- lighter clothes— <
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$5.90. Girdles $5.59 and $5.00.«
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*: THE FORMFiT COMPANY
Chicago . Hew York
Dotted Swiss, Or
gandy and Sheer Prints,
sizes 2 to 6; cool,
or with sashes.
fabric gloves, that you
can keep fresh and
clean with little effort!
White or eggshell.
Screen* 28 inch**
high, extending to 37
frame and galvanized
For shower, bath, or
bedroom; fringed re
versible rugs in pastel
shades; 22x34-in. size.
Oval fiber scatter rugs,
The popular 4.6x9
ft. size for porches and I
other rooms; five pat
terns in tan, blue, and
30-inch duplex cloth
for porch end lewn fur
niture, and beach um
brella*; (reen and
white; brown and white
Dresden prints, pinch
pleated and ruffled, tan
with rose, blue and
orange patterns; also
glazed chintz drapes.
Substantial Quantities of Quality Merchandise
Remarkably Low Priced Tomorrow for
7th, 8th and E Streets
Another Lansburgh’s Friday, with an array of extremely special
values ... in fact, every item is priced as low as we can and still main
tain our standard of quality. Some people believe it is the best day
in the whole week to shop!
• New Home
Trade-ins and used
treadle machines, a I I
well known makes, and
in first class sewing con
Serve your Summer
drink* in this tempting
set-up! Crystal glasses
—tumbler or fruit juice
size, crystal or rose
coaster, cherry ball sip
I Beach Chairs
• Three reclining
• Slatted or fabric
• Staunch hardwood
UCHTDOOR FURNITURE—FOURTH FLOOR.^
I - -
Years of Comfort in
This Bed Outfit
Choice of 4
models of Sim
m o n s beds.
i decker coil *
layer felt mat
’Phone Orders to
X.4 tioual 9800
$1.95 last year!
6 ft. or 7 ft. high;
weighted base to
Perforated elk san
dals with Goodyear
welted, damp proof
soles; 5V4 infants’ siae
to misses’ 2.
A Most Impressive Array
Priced *Way Below Normal
A specially planned group of silks to
take care of your Summer frock, pajama,
and lingerie needs’ 32 to 3'^ inches wide!
Printed Silk Crepes
Washable Silk Crepes
Lovely Printed Chiffons
Plain or Printed Shantung
Extra Value for
You’ll enjoy packing
these in your vacation
bags! They’re so dainty
and cool! Chemises,
and dancettes — sil
houette or bias cut of
lovely flesh and tearose
French crepe. Tailored
and lace trimmed.
Mail and 'Phone Orders
Filled hv Jane Stuart—
Super Special! Come Early!
More of those cool
\ working frocks in
A washable percales,
bound in contrasting
[)4 colors. So easy to
wash and iron! Blue,
rose, green, and orchid
^fi-and large sizes!
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l I Filled by Jane Stuart—
IV NA tional 9S00
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Tub Them as Often as You Like
Washable Silk Crepes
Nv • Also Printed (Chiffon
s and Vivid
With vacation staring \ou
in the face, what are you
going to wear? We are ask
ing that personal question
simply to call your attention
to these lovely dresses.
They’re smart enough to
wear to the swankiest resort
r in America!
Short sleeved or sleeve
less, some with jackets; full,
pleated skirts. \\ hite, and
every pastel shade; sizes 14
to 20, 38 to 44. 16«2 to 22'2.
What a Chance to Fill
Your Vacation Needs
• Full Fashioned
• All First Quality
A lovely sheer chiffon—and such
a sensible price! You can buy a
whole season's supply — with
scarcely a dent in sour budget.
Every desirable Summer shade. '
r Recent Lots
So Come Early
No wonder thes sold
quickly—for if there's a
better stocking on the
market at this price, we
haven't seen it!
’Phone Order to .lane
Stuart. A.4 tional WOO
Yes Sir! One Day Only!
a If you’re dubious about getting a good
^broadcloth shirt at this price—come in and
have a look! Well tailored and full cut
1 for comfort—and all pre-shrunk. White
/ only — in collar-attached or neckband
styles. Sizes 131/* to 18.
’Phone Orders Filled by Jane Stuart—
MEN’S HEAR SHOP—SWEET FLOOR.
Rock - bottom pricot
on iced ten glassei and
beverage tumbler*. Mail
and ’pbone order* filled.
36 to 40 inch Bloitom
Print Voile*, Lawndale
Print*, Lawn o Lawn
Print*, Flock Dot Voile*,
Printed Voile and Print
4 for $1
24x50 inch Extra
Large Bath Towels, fine
for the beach! Colored
borders and hems—six
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