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SVllNCHll'riON 1'ltlCK. One year. *2.00 i| Si* months. 5 J .00 FRIDAY, AIMtll. 22. 1021. THQS. H. DENNIS. Editor. JESS lI imUNj Owncj and 1'ubllshcr. HU6HES DISAPPOINTS GERMANY. Shortly after the recent break air o/ negotiations between tin- Allied ('?oune.il and Jin* German Govern ment on the question of the money reparation to be made by Germany for damages inflicted by her arm ies iluring the great war, Germany, In the hope of securing the influence and support of the United States in lier effort to reduce the sum de manded by the Allies, addressed a -note to our Government. In this note Germany recognizes her obli gation to make reparation to the limit of her :ibility to pay, of which, at seems, she wants to be the judge. She suggests an international loan in favor of which the Allied and Associated Governments waive their general mortgage and urges this as the only solution of the reparation imiblem and offers the necessary securities for such a loan. The note declares that Germany stands ready to meet any proposal which appears feasible for the so lution of the economic and finan cial problems of Europe and would J n vile the examination by unbiased experts of her own ability to make payment. The note declares that the heavy weight of debt now borne l*y all the nations that participated in the war and the damage done in the course of the war cannot be iaid on the shoulders of a single ipeople. Germany also believes, as the note says, that a policy of dar ess and coercion would not bring about the reconstruction of inter national economic life and that on- 1 ly by peaceful discussion and un derstanding can such a reconstruc tion be obtained. So the note seems to be conciliatory and drawn in a proper spirit. The trouble is that the Allies lack faith in the good faith of Germany and that from the lirst she has pur sued a policy of evasion and delay. , ^ i-s clear that the Germaji note is an appeal to the United States from the /Vllied decision at London; To this note Secretary Hughes sent a reply stating America's posi tion very clearly and from which Gwjnany can derive no hope that we will interfere with actual or moral aid to Germany Ln evading her just obligations. Here is what Mr. Hughes wrote in replv to the German note: The American Government is pleased to note in the informal memorandum of Dr. Simons the unequivocal expression on the part of tiie German Government of its desire to afford reparation up to the limit of German ability to pay. This Government stands with the Governments of the Al lies in holding Germany responsi ble for the war, and therefore morally bound to make repara so f:ir as ?"a.v he possible. "The recognition of this obli gation, implied in the memoran dum of Dr. Simons, seems to the trovernment of the United States the only sound basis on which can be built a firm and just peace under which the various nations or fcu rope can achieve mice more economic independence and sta bility. This Government believes that it recognizes in the memor andum of Dr. Simons a sincere desire on the part of the German 'roverninenl to reopen negotia tions with the Allies on a new basis and hopes that such negotia tions. once resumed, may lend to a prompt settlement which will at the same time satisfv the just ylaims of the Allies and permit Germany hopefulh to renew its productive activities," 1 his ought to salisfs Germany that we have neither broken witii nor separated from our Allies on this great question and that she has nothing lo hope from America. In the meantime I'remier llriand informs the French Senate that the French Army will enforce the lreat\ terms if Germany continues her evasion beyond .Ma\ I, NO DEALINGS WITH SOVIET MEETINGS. Secretary Hughes, writing to Samuel (ionipers. President of the Aineriean 1'cdcration of l,ahor, who asked for a statement of the "facts'* regard iuK linssiii, indicates < I < - 1 1 n i f <* l.v th,?t there is no prospect of a re sumption sif relations with the 1 int er! SlaU s while the soviet political ami ? onomic s . sh in remains. 'I ne I. Iter <>f tin- Sce> etar\ of State makes direct rcph to \ariou-? slati 1 1 1 *? i ? t s. characterized as propa ganda. whirl) eonlcnd that resump tion of relations, trade or polilieal, with tin Soviets would open a great ?'Ui rent of trade of adxanagc to the I niled Slates and that large ship ments of litis .i.ii) gold ha\e alread\ been made to otm r eountries in pa\ mi nt lor goods. Soviet liiisMa. Secretary Hughes decJares. is ;i "gigantic economi< vacuum.'' and he adds that "no evi dence e\isis that the unfortunate .situation is likeh to he alleviated so loan as the present political and reomunic .system continues." Here See ret a r> Mushes follows the j?ol i <*y as to So\ iet I'.ussia mark ed <?ul h> Woodraw Wil:.r>n. Wil son's policies seem popular with th< Harding ad.niiio .iration. THE VINDICATION. 1 To those Americans who wisely put their trust in time to vindicate I right :uul truth, some of the de- I velopments in the new adiuinistra- 1 tion at Washington are comforting; [and satisfying. For a great many of the domestic and foreign poli cies outlined by its predecessor have been aceepteil by the Harding > administration. Nor is this to the discredit of the new regime. ; Kvidence of this agreement with j the Wilson policies is seen in ac ceptance of the policy of Mevieo. 1 the dispute over cables, the dill'er lence with Japan over the Mesopot I ajnian oil lields and other league 1 mandates. Most notable is the a | doption of the government's policy i toward the Panama-Costa Hican i outbreak, worked out under Secrc i tary of State Davis during the hist j -days of the Wilson administration and rightly hailed by the country generally as a sound piece of states manship which Secretary Hughes was quick to recognize. It is Mattering to the new Secre tary and the objects of his com .mendation that he should tell his predecessors, Mr. (k>lby and Mr. Davis that he hoped he could "turn j the State Department over to my succesor in as good shape.*' Klse where in he government this same condition has been found with the ! result that department heads are t slow to make changes to feed the j crowd at the pie-counter. This situation is another triumph j ! for the truth and another reason j j why history can be depended upon '< j to set many a tiling right. It was! I only a few short months ago that ! I Hepublican spell-binders were [poisoning American minds with j vicious charges of inefficiency at Washington. Kverything the Wil son administration did was wrong: nothing it accomplished was right.! Otlieials were men of petty minds and no vision and in their hands the country facet! a hazardous future. I And now behold the result! In coming otlicials arc delighted with the state of etliciency found, wilii the sound policies in force, with the correct attitude formed toward the great problems of government. This rapid "right-about-face" is, of course, a refreshing acquittal of the Wilson adminitration of the grave crimes with which it was charged, but does it exonerate the defamcrs and the distortioncrs who for the sake of politics stooped to the gut ters for their ammunition? Or does it make the American people who pride themselves on not being fool ed realize the imposition placed upon them? President Harding has already learned that his campaign pledge to bring home at once the American soldiers on the Rhine is not prac ticable. He may lind that as his government grows intimate-, with the serious and complex airairs of foreign relations it will become necessary to accept some other fact.; that confronted its predecessor in power and make wise and inevita ble the policies defined by Wood row Wilson. ? Portsmouth, ( 0.) Daily Times. ] HIGH OPINION OF DAVIS, I The Gazette t?*lls us that Col. I.lohn Hakcr White, of Charleston, | recently received from friends in j Cngland a clipping from the Lon j don Times relative to the departure j of retiring Ambassador John W. j Davis, from London. The writer pnforms Colonel White lhat nolwith islanding any sentiment wliieh may | obtain against America regarding '.her attitude on the League of Na i lions or the Irish question, A,uibas ] sailor Davis leaves Lnglaml wilii .?'the profound respect and admira tion ot the 1'ii'itish people, and has proven himself a worthy successoi ! of the great Ambassador Choate. i who held sueii a high place in the esteem of the British nation." DEMOCRATS WIN IN CLARKSBURG, ' The Democrats won a sweeping | victory in the City election in I Clarksburg Tuesday in the lirst dec lion held innler Ihe bi-partisan charter granted b\ Ihe Legislature la few weeks ago. Seven out of the '.nine councilnicn chosen are Demo i erats and one of the two ltepubli : cans is a eonimissioner under Ihe ! present form of (iovernment and j was one of Hie strongest opponents i of the new charier. I'lider the new charier, the cil\ ! council will elect a city manager. I whose duties will be suhstanlialk ! Ihe same as those now discharged l>\ Ihe Mayor. The old form of government was non-partisan and p:o\i<icd lor a mayor and two eom misvinners. 1'nhai p\ men are those in power v. iio I el 1 Ihe knee to serve the i r : who sei/.i d advantage now in .1:1 and fail to see the clearer I igiil. T< > them a j ? r i in i pal is naughl: Ihe const itul ion brings n ? ? lears of da>s we left in bitter tears. "I 'til her all through" is now the < r\ ; "We have Ihe voles." anil th'it'.s Ihe "win." l-'orgolten arc Iht ancient rules lhat llamans mostly arc Ihe foi ls. The trap for Mor tlecai was vorung. but llaman was the man it hung. ' 1 is ever thus wilii earthly pride: but Heaven's rules will sure decide, that power ! cannot change our natures, spile ol ',lb II and Legislatures. I'ndcrslaud this Mason lingo ' Set the bills on dear old Mingo. t.azeltr. The town of Montgomery has the : highest tax rate of any town in the J Stale. The rate for Hie tow n is ! >-1.|(? on Ihe -lull. CUSS If (?0 ADVERTISING. KIIH'CIARY NOTICE. The account of Jonas Sparks, Administrator of Martha Sparks, is before me for settlement. F. M. AJt BUCKLE, 22-2w Commissioner of Accts. (let high-laying Strain Anoona. ! and Bull' Leghorn Chickens. Kggs 1 of either kind for sale. 1"? for si. 7a ; or 30 for *3.00. delivered by 1'. 1'. Ortkr early ami geit pullets ready for laying by October when egg.* are high, i'ggs lor hatching Ihrou ' out season. (II. AHA 1*.. JU l'.H. Mr. I.ookoi t, W. V.\. :M 1-S\v NOTICE. Notice is herein given thai tin ! undersigned, J. Wade liell, a resi dent of Ouinwood. Greenbrier I County. West Virginia, and wjiose occupation is General Manager and I Superintendent for Imperial Smoke- j [Jess Coal Company, will on Tuesday, the 10th day of May, 11)21. j lor :ls soon thereafter as he may he i able to be heard by the Court, ap [ ply to the Circuit Court of Green- j 'brier County, and State of West Virginia, for a license to carry a revolver or other pistol, as provided! in section 7, Chapter 118 of the Code of West Virginia. Dated this 21st day of April, 1021.' .1. WADE BELL, . . ? By Counsel. Price & McWhorter. Attys. 22-2 MODEL. Black Registered Pcreheron Stal lion, licensed No. !>, weight 1,900 pounds, 4-year-old. the kind to sire somo good big drafters, will make the season at my barn 1-2 mile north of Maxwclton. Terms, *15.00 if paid before foal is one week old. If not paid in that time 10 per cent will be added to insure living colt. Wnen mares are parted with, season falls due and insurance is forfeited. All pre cautions will be used to avoid ac cident, but will not be responsible should any occur. 1-22-Gw M. S. LlGHTNEIl. i C< )MM ISSR >N ERS N ( )TICE. The following accounts arc bo fort* the undersigned Commissioner of Accounts for settlement: S. It. Rader, Guardian of Earence ; Rader Reed, settlement to January 1, 1921. Mrs. Ressie Walton, Administrtrix of R. M. Walton, deceased, linal settlement. SAM'L PRICE. 22-2w Commissioner of Accounts. NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, H. li. Blackburn a res ident of McCluugs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and whose, occupation is General Manager and Superintendent for Greenbrier Smokeless Coal Company, will, on [Tuesday, the 10th day of May, 1921. (or as soon thereafter as he may bei j ;d)le to be heard by the Court, ap ? ply to the Circuit Court of Green brier County, ami State of West Virginia, for a license to carry a revolver or other pistol, as provided in section 7, Chapter 118 of the ('.ode of West Virginia. I Dated this 21st itav of April, 1921. II. II. BLACKBURN, i Ry Counsel, j Price & McWhorter, Attys. 22-2 i i \ ORDER OF Pl'BJ.ICATION. i STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, Greenbrier County, ss. : I At Rules held in Ihe Clerk's Office i of the Circuit Court of Greenbrier i County, on the lir.st Monda> in Ihe j month of May. 11)21. the following j order was entered: j M:iry II. Martin vs. in Chancery, j K. R. Martin, and llenr\ (iilmer. The object of the above entitled j suit is to obtain a separation frojn : the bonds of mairimon\ from the said H. R. Martin and to obtain [suit money, alimony and decide ; property rights between tin- parties, j And it appearing by allidavit li I - i ed in this case that E. It. Martin is , a non-resident of tins State, it i> ordered that he do appear here i within one month after the date of | the lirst publication hereof and do i what is ucccssar\ to protect his in terest in this suit. And you will j further take notice that the said i Mary R. Martin will apply to the ',.ludge of said Court on t lie 22nl da\ j .May, 1921 for suit money and sug gest the money now in tn'e hands of | Henry (iilmer. belonging to K. B. j Martin, to satisfy the plainlill' in ian\ decree for suit money, alimony, i etc.. that she max be entitled to. A Copv Teste: W. F. RICHARDSON. Clerk. S. M. Ai s i in, Attorney. 1-22 I NOTICE I have been directed h\ Ihe Couil l\ (lour! <>t <iree"lniir County lo cau'ii'ii owning properly ly ing ab?;i i ilie < . ? > i 1 1 1 1 \ roads, against * ;;ci oai n i i?j; 11,/on t i i ; ? Rights of Way lor said public roads. This is being done in a greal inan> 'places in Hie Cou u I, \, notably witcre rail fences are being replaced b\ wire lonecs. i he Right of Wa\ for the James 'River ?.V Kanawha turnpike is (>>> feet, and lliat of the Marlins I'.olloin Turnpike is I" feel. I lie Rights of i Way of all other District roads arc nol less than JJO S" i it. In the absence ?of other monuments, measurements I lo locate llie.se Rigid o| W ay. lines ma\ be taken lro,ni I h ? ? average I center of the traveled wa\. i Au\ encroachments Mihse<picnt to this notice will be dealt with as provided b\ law. J. W. RADER, (founts Engineer. POCAHONTAS COUNTY HEREFORD BREED ERS ASSOCIATION. Pocahontas County Is becoming; better known wry year as a section ; that produces high class Herefords? ' Horned or Polled. Our breeding herds have increased in number i and are being constantly improved through proper care, selection and I addition of Better Blood, and tin- re sults are seen in the growing de mand for Pocahontas County llere fords. FOR SALE: A number ? ?f Young Begistered Hereford Bulls. The ver\ best of Horned and Polled Blood are rep resented in our herds. Correspond ence given prompt attention. In spection of herds is invited. F. P. KIDl), Secretary. i-l-.Sw Hillshoro, \V. Va. SALE OF HEAL ESTATE. In pursuance of the authority | vested in me as Special Conwnis-; .sioner, bv a decree nutde and enter ed on the 2nd day of February, j 15121, by the Circuit Court of Green brier (bounty, West Virginia, in the cause therein pending, in -which J. M. Miller, Sheriff of Greenbrier County, and us such Administrator of the estate of ,1. F. Montgomery, us plaintiff and Aquila Lipps, l)r. Wm. E. Nelson and Lucy Lowe arc defendants; 1 will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at front door of the Court House of this County on Saturday the 7th day of May, 1921 at 12 o'clock noon of that day. the following described real estate designated as Lots Nos. 1, 2, J3, 4, and 5, and Lots Nos. 15, 16, 17, 18, 111, and 20, situated and being near the Town of Lcwisburg. Greenbrier County, West Virginia, on what is] known as a part of Montgomery Hill us set out on the map or plan i of said lots heretofore made by G. |B. Alexander for said J. F. Mont gomery, deceased, and which map j or plan is now liled with the papers i in the suit in which J. F. Montgotn lery was plaintiff and Uzzie J. Lewis Wits defendant, in the oflice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Green- 1 j brier County, and which said lots I are a part of the lots conveyed to 1 | Aquila Lipps by J. F. Montgomery land wife by deed dated October 1, 1909. and now of record in the of lice of the Clerk of Greenbrier County Court, in Deed Book No. 80 at page 4(5. TERMS OF SALE: One-third of the purchase price to be paid cash down on day of Sale, and the residue in equal pay ments in four and eight .months from date of Sale, and bearing in t crest from said date, the said de ferred payments to be evidenced | by notes of the purchaser, the legal title to be retained as ultimate se curity until said notes are paid. S. P. PRESTON. Special Commissioner. | I, W. F. Richardson. Clerk of said Court, do certify that the said Special Commissioner has executed approved bond in said cause, as re j quired by law and the said de cree. W. F. RICHARDSON, Clerk. April M, 1921. 1-15-lw W. J. STREALT. Monuments, Tombstone and Acces sories. Fine Concrete Work ? Bricks, Blocks, Posts & Curbing. Luwisnunr,, West. Vinuixix. w.~lTtabscott AUDITOR AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTA NT, Fifteen Years Experience. Lkw-iskuhg Bank Building, l/cwisburg, Wes / Virginia. ii- - I. 1 Beman PrcancB Co. 1 ! WHOLESALE PRODUCE. ( Denning Livery I>uil?Iinsr, ) Ronceverte. \V. Va. j Oifers the Best Market and the Highest Cash Price tor your Produce. i Butter, Kirpr^. Chicken!1, Turkeys, ^ I Wool, Hide*. Furs, and Ginseng. I ; '? "LET'S DO IT ?" STD.000 FOR SEMINARY DORMITORY. -0O0 No Red-blooded American ? 0O0 is content to stand by passively and watch other men crowding ahead to success. When you have a Savings Ac count and the habit of adding to it regularly, it's easy to get in the swing and keep up a steady stride. o At such times? at all times, in fact, the facilities of this Bank are at the dis posal of our Farmer- friends. Bank of Lewisburg Capital and Surplus, $250,000. ^?<e k&ve appropriate \ presents for Brides "bkttd .Sweet &VL-. What is more charming than a bride or a sweet girl graduate? What is more in keeping as a gift for either than an exquisite piece of Jewelry? We have a beautiful assortment of gifts for you to choose from gifts that would be cherished by the recipient. When gifts come from our Store the QUALITY is there. Our PRICES are as low as our quality will justify Our WORD is our BOND. Sibold Bros., Jewelers, Lewisburg, W. Va. Successors to J. M Wilkerson & Co JAMES WITHKOW Examiner of Laui? Title Survejt and Ollice Surveying Work. lifiwTsrurtr. West Virginia RADER BROS. Uvli RiiKineert) hiiu pnrreyora Greenfcrljr baw" Building, ?/e*vl'bure, W?t V? J. B. T. CUMM1NGS, M. I). Specially Eye, Ear, Xoso and Throat Fit tint; of Glasses. Ilintoo Hospital Ask Your Dealer for I WALLACE'S HD 'Household Remedies I There is none better, and you arr protected by their guarantee on each and every package. Public Sale of Farm, Thursday, April 28th, 1921---1 o'clock. To dissolve partnership of the late E. L. WHITNEY. we will sell on the Farm at Anthony, W. Va., situated on ihe Greenbrier Division of the C. & O. Railway, seventeen miles out of Roncevcrte and eight miles from Lewisburg. The 1" arm consists of 2.1 19 acres, about 300 acres of liver bottom, partly cleared and Fenced. 1 here is enough Timber, Dyewood, Standard lies, and Mine Props, i to pay lor the land. The Farm has Silo, Barns, two Hous ? , and Outbuilding. 1 Also on same day will sell 3 Horses, 1 Mule, 3 Iresh Cows and Calves, 10 head of iyearling Steers and Heifers, 1 full-blooded Holstein Bull, two year-old Steer, 5 Hogs, Farm Implements, Ensilage Cut ter (Ross No. 30, new last year,) Wagon, 2 sets double work Harness, Chickens, 5 Iurkeys. Terms on 1* arm. ? One-third cash, an d balance in one, two and three ycrrs, On | Stock and Implements? all sums under $10.00 cash; bankable note for over $J0.00 For further information write C. C. WHITNEY, Box 468, Charleston, or Anthony, W. Va.