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Laussane, 'Dec, 4.-The fundamen
ial position of Russia on the Bospho
rous, the Sea of Marmosa and the
straits of the Dardanelles 'was out
lined by foreign minister Tchnitcherin
who read a prepared statement in
French, of which the following oflic
fal summary was given out this after
The Russian delegation. will strive
to attain two objeots first, equality
of the positions and rights of Rus
sia and lier allies-'he -Ukraine and
Georgia-with the positions and
rights. of the other - powers; 'second,
safe .ggardiug of the peace and se
curity of the Russian territories, and
liberty of their economic relations
with the other .powers.
M. 'Tehnitcherin conceded that nav
igation, any 'Pacific maritime 'com
munication in the. Bosphorous, . the
Sea of Marmosa 'and the Da'rdanelles,
must be assured in the most absolute
n1anner and- without .restrictions. He
"Maintenance of peace on the
Black Sea and the security of its
coasts, peace in the Near East and
-the security of Constantinople should
he guarenteed in a durable manner.
This igeans that the Dardanelles and
the Bospherous, in time of peace as in
time of wit, ought t.) be constatly
closed to the .warships and armed ves
sels, as well'as the military airplanes,
of all countries except Turkey, only
in this, way can lberty of peaceful
>iavlgation in these waters be effec
tually guaranteed."
!M. Tchnitchorin continued by say
Ing.-hM theRusian government Mat.
ed with the' elementary fact that the
Busphorous and. the Dardanelles be.
long to 3urkey :and that, the Turkisi
.people are entitled to ful sovereignty
over their ternitory and waters.
M. Tchnitcherin said Turkey coult
effectively defend her watei:s againsi
attack by possessing the right t
fortify and arm her coasts by pos
sessing a fleet of warships and V.
Kinzg for her defense every tech
nici .means of modern 'warfare.
M. Tchniitcherin then -passed t
what was interpreted as an allusioi
to England. He said:
"Closing the straits to othot war
ships conforms to the principle sc
eqhality between states. ThrowiA
them open will give a preponderatin
position to the strongest maritim
Aussia. and her alli'ed republi
M. Tchnitcherin .argued, had no aj
gressi*e, bellicose, -militaristic- d<
signs against the 16berty of other pa
plea; therefore they were in a pee
liar position to iwatch over the inte
este' of the working masses -and
contribute to the 'world's econom
development. Their solution was ti
only possible solution of the straigh
T.he 'ussian leader added:
"Soviet Russik. in annulling withc
compeisation the agreements tout
lng 1pon the returaiff Constantino
to "Russia, and in liberating, all,'
countries on tile ~Mediterranean bad
f-rom the former menace and amibitic
of Czarism, will nov'er permrat a set'l
* meat of .the strxts question 'whi
would menace .Russia?# own se94ri'
He emphasized .the' importaice
thp s,traits for thq~ economic prd~sp
ty et the soviet 'tederqion. Int 1
mwo, thn venty. per* e~nt of the
* tire, liusgIh5whee.t expby'tation apas
blrotg(1ti .ports of the:niack,
and the 0es, of Aaov.
e adthat, tOmi the statidp
e 4enge, this 'tiilts solpatiot al
* the vital oiM ientary' in
A J% iues onlydtfr~al1 that i4
ate the free pausage %2
$t.7bige; naval forces 0811l
~%Js tigtthe ententapow~
to'vorgainize ifi Southerll~
~arke s'of "Deitkhit and *a
'to 'help'hemt in th~I'
leclares America Must be Saved front
Fate of 1inese Nation.
SL 'Louis, 'Dec. 4.-General John
Pershing today made a plea for a
arger 'Ameican military establish
nient so that .Americli will not "like
'hina, 'become the football of fortune,
ubject to the dictation from abroad
ind possible disruption from .within."
The general spoke at a, Chamuber of
jonimerce luncheon.
ile declared the present trouble in
?ar and Near East should give Aneiri
a some concern.
"The developments -which have
:aken place since the Turkish vic
Lory over the Greeks indicate sufll
eIently the danger iwhich we run of
b)ccomfig entangled in questions sur
rounding that age-old center of racial,
religious and political strife," be as
sei'ted of the 'Near East sittfation.
"Wlien war Is thrust upon us," the
general stated, "our patriotism flames
ip and we are tremendously aroused.
When the danger has passed, however,
we gradually slide back into the old
easy-going vays, serenely conildent
that the future will takb care of itsqlf.
We usually fail to attribute the costs
of war to pre-war unpreparedness."'
The general is making a brief tour
under the American defense society.
!lie -declared there was no danger of
America becoming militaristic, as sonic
piersons- "whose idealism ovenwhelms
.their common" sdefis" fear.
Military training should not only be
put into effect for defense purposes,
but also for the upbuilding of the phy
sical and moral manhood of America,
he emphasized.
-During the past 150 years the army
has been engaged in one important un
dortaking every 18 months. General
,Pershing said, and "no one can say
that war In the future will be lesE
Ion of Late Dr. Hunter, of This Conn
ty, Died In Greenville Sunday.
..After a lpngthy illness M'imuel E
iiuid,'reded farmer of' 60' -P6*i
Avenue, Greenville, died at -4 o'cloc
unday morning at his home in Green
ville. Mr. Hunter was a son of th
late 'Dr. 'Melmeth Hunter, of thi
I county and had lived in Greenvill
about two years, having resided in th
city of Spartanburg and the count
. the greater -part of his life. -He wa
r well known over the entire section anl
.' a recognied leader.
Besides a host of friend Land h
wife, who was a Miss Sexton, a sist<
of W. IL.. and MiIsses Annie and All
Sexton of this city, the following sot
- survive h'im: S. W. and W. T. Hunte
f of Greetiville, and Frank M. Hunter,
Los Angeles, Cal., and one brother, J
SL. Hunter, of 'Liberty.
e The funeral services were held 'Mo
day at the Woodruff Baptist church
, 112 o'clock, cohducted by Rev. N
;- Riley of Woodruff. The funeral par
- left. Greenville at 10 o'clock. 1nt
y. mont was -in the Presbyterianl con1
a. tory. The following gentlemen act
r- as pal" bearers:' Melmeth Parks, Sn
to ter :Parks, Jr., 'Ben Kilgore, Ben Hi
ic 4r, William 11unter and W. D. Bext'
ao nephews, 'Honorary pall bearers:
S. 'P. Parks: The 'following nie
it acted ~as flower 'bearer's: Miss Em
h- Stllwo'rth, Miss -Ida LoOf Hunter, Id
mle DelaParks, Miss (illie 'Parks, Id
he Linda Hiater,Miss Janie 'Hunter, I%
in tannld KIClgore.
mne -
le- Mrs. Sailte $tephlenIson Deddl
ich Mrs. Sallie 8tsblienson;' an aged v
*yld woman ivh6 has' d a&ethe;J
of Irby sanita'umin'fol. tie-.&$ af ino y
i..- 'iider the care of;N %ffulla" I
910 passdd away 'at the~ h~eAl5
en- The body~ was 6pxried gW her ~O
se d home'I' in JIacksongille&. ia., 9 (i
nads being accompay d ''b9Y
mint Irby. Sire. 8tihensen' i ~St1 yea'
On$ ae. and bad$'getefo
ten- eate-.
and At rinity. ~t ai
vas T) or a
a~ spersin ti9 school M1Ailding"6l
er night of W Iday De. 8, beginetgin
a o'cleclk. Yelvrybody la invited to<
'w 8c a'u sys the~ A 01or 0
4 ~~tose gr~
toseiont, Colored School -Near C oss 6
11111 Destroyed by Fire FrIday
Morning 1lBefore Thanksgftlng.
Rosemont school building, one of
he best negro school buildings in the
ounty, was totally destroyed by firo I
Df unknown origin Friday morning, I
November 24th. The school Is located I
several miles to Jhe right of Cross I
Hill. When first discovered about 10
o'clock in the morning the flames had
already advanced so far that neither
the 'building nor any of its contents
could be saved. 'So far as Is tenown,
the building was empty when the fire
The Rosemont school was built un
der the Rosenwald fund and was in
sitred with the state sinking fund for
$2,250, the only negro school in the
county being insured. -M. J. Miller,
agent for the sinking fund, came to
Ibaurens Monday morning ; following
'the fire and 'made a settlement of the
.policy In full. The trustees of the
school have already laid plans for ro
:building at once and will build prac
tically on the same lines as the old
Speaking of the fire yesterday, Supt.
of Education R. T. Wilson said that
the trustees of the school were very
fortunate 1i having the building in
sured. All of the white schools of the
county, ho said, are insured vith the
state sinking fund commission.
Loot Consists of $1,000 CasU and a
Sinilar Amount Liberty Bomds.,
Spartanburg, -Dec. 2.-A yeggman or
yeggmen bi'oke into the Aug. W. Smith
department store, cracked the safe
and secured approximately $1,000 in
cash and $1,000 in 'Liberty bonds and
,war saving stamps some time Saturday
night or SundaY morning, it was dis
covered today when J. 1B. Ules, a
clerk, entered the store about 11
o'clock this morning to write a let
\J.di;ations according to the .poUeg
i are that the job waq done by experts;
- who were familiar with mechanis
e of the safe. A hole Was drilled near
a the combination iob where the tW(
e doors met and an iron pin inserted. B
0 means of a stel hoop-shaped 'bract
y iwhich, was placed around the safe, lev
a erage was s'ecured and great pressur
d brought to bear on the pin which fin
ally caused the mechanism on the in
a side to yield. This released the stee
r catches holding the doors shut and th
ie safe was opened. No explosives wer
s used.
r, Detectives are worling on th
[f case, but have mato ..o progress a
)e yet. They refused to disciss the rot
'bery tonight. The tools used wer
- left on the floor. Entrance was mad
at from the rear of the store which I
[r. situated on East Main street in ti
ty heart of the shopping district. Thei
r- was no light burning near the sat
Le- This IsR the fourth ti-me -w(thin ta
ed years that the department store hi
in- been entered, 'H, Frank MlcGee, mal
in- ager, stated -tonight. The store ca
mn, rledl no burglar insurance.
p.Boy IHas Narrow Escape
,nd Claude Starn, a school boy
es short ,pants living in the 'Laure
na Mills villgige, had a narrow esca
iss -from seriou6 injury ~yesterday abc
iss two o'clock uwhern he-was knocked do'
lis and4 dragged severil feet 'by an au
mobile 'bread witgon of J. A, Curet
& 'Coihpany, of Gyeenville, driven
a Mr. Craig. The trnek:.was coi
r out of g~aurensdtireet into the pul
ula square it thei.iter. 'Company. cork1
-arsaelling at a modeikte rate. 'l
!,boy, doming' fromi' school, ran out
day. front of' the truck from behind an
mr tomobile -in front of thq Minter C<
day, pany store. ,When he saw the truc~
>r.. 'niadd a dash to get out'of the way,
iiss did not get quite tailenugh. The rl
.g ot fender struck him and, knocked
ianyt dpwn', He siigto the fronit bun
and eried for help. 'F'ho driver of
oar was iuable to stop immedial
brit after 193pshing .the boy along ft
ocia- feW- foet. came to a full stop and
.iot tint to' 'ender assist ~e, The boy
the :P.Cked up and fouin to 'be uxninj~
at */ After hrushitig llts oioogies off and
Sgaining his self-possobsioh he pu
hs e ap and' waflkedaway.
<Episcopaianshlto Sell 'aney we
OP'Under; the aussibes f, the Glull
til Ah piscopal Ophtrh fancy art
ISE 't l be gold~ at 'oWe's- 4rug st9r
tomnptly-.at ,tet oook~
heriff Reild lias Moved Into Vacant
t1oms in New Jail, but May be
Forced to Move Out. Question I
Raised by Supervisor. I
Is the sheriff drthe county to live
a the new county jail, Into which he
las already moved, or will lie have to
nove out? The question will likely
inve to be decided by some higher I
ithority than now exists in the
Several weeks ago the jail commis
;[oi turned the new jail over to the
board of county cormupssioners, of
which the supervisor is ex-ofliclo
hairinan.. When they turned the jail
Dver into the hands of the county com
missioners, according to -Supervisor
Watts, they.reported that it was not
in a finished condition -as funds had
not been sufficient to place cells on the
lower floor.- Supervisor Watts, acting
for the county commissioners, In turn
delivered the keys of the jail to
Sheriff .Reid. When the foitmality of
turning 'the .. keys over was gone
through the supervisor, as he says,
ad'ised -the -sheriff that the jail was
delivered for the keeping of prisoners
only. The intimation was, so it is
understood, that the sheriff was not to
move his family into tlie. jail.. - -
The sheriff, whether or not lie gath
ered the full significance of the super
visor's remark, moved his family into
the jail last week, occupying the lower
rooms of the building originally in
tended to be used for cells but not
actually containing prison equipment.
When the board of county commis
stoners met in annual sessjon yester
day Sheriff Reid was called to meet
.wiltb the commissioners and state his
claim 'for occupying the space he does
In the jail. The sheriff was out of
town. It is understood that he claims
that as the prisoners are in his cus
tody and that as he is held responsi
ble for theii he has a right to remain
in" tld jail and be near them. 'More
or he contends that by staying In
tfie jail building himself he salvos the
cinty. the-exDeosa of.an .extra jailer
The jail building has a small roon
and office for a jailer.
The contention of Supervisor Watt.
is that the plans of the jail buildinf
did not call for occupancy of so mucd
of its space as living quarters; tha
without the space now occupied by th
sheriff the accommodations for pris
oners are Inadequate since necessitie
require that males, females, wh'iteE
blacks, juveniles and hospital patient
be held in different wards; and tha
while the rooms occupied by the sheril
are not fitted with cells they are in a]
other respects as safe as the room
e upstairs and may be used to advar
tage for prisoners.
e What steps are to be taken in ti
e matter have not been decided upc
a or at least have not been divulge
e Supervisor VWatts, who incidental
e tiaid that there was no perhonai i
'. tive on his part,. intimated that I
,- might appeal to the state nwelfa
as board or to the goverinor a's a mneal
1. of arriving at an understanding.
A T (4. 0..O. BU1LDID1
s Object to Secnre Funds for a Lighti
pPlant for'the Building.
ut Gray Court, :Dee. 4.-On Firidi
vn Dec. 15th, a bazaar will be held
to.. ray Court-Owings school building
on secure funds for the contemplated
by tei- and light plant to be installed
ng the school building.
li The several booths, arranged
r, tractively in the auditorium, will
eh opened at 2 P. M. The fancy-W
ii1 booth will display all kinds of fal
au. work for sale, and ,will have also t
>m. galow 'and kitchen aprons, chidre
h'0 romp~ers, boys' waists, etc.
bt Thdc3 copmnittee in charge of
ht "harvest'' booth will be ready. to
ur vido the housekeeper with all kindi
sper eatables, grown ,on the farm, ori
the duced in the dairy.
ely, iMnny kinds of delicious home-nl
n'a andies will' be found at the ca
got booth.
SAnd for the sp~ecial inleasure of
d. littie' folk a 'fshi-pond 'will "be.1
e. There iwill very probab~ly be two ga
Von of basket ball, onie of the -girls
'one the boys, -played ,durinir the
t' . Aft~tr 5-o'clock~ a real tu/key di
4 of rill..be served ~n the baliemert
le n the early evening, jdst efolio
* veryfbody. is invited to come,
)eath Canme Monday A fternooi Affter
Long llless.
Ireenwood lIndex-Journal.
Thomas S. Blakely, prominent busi
less man and farmer of Coronaea, died
ionday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock,
ollowing an illness of several months.
'ho funeral will be conducted this af
ernoon at three o'clock from the
Presbyterian church at Coronaca by
Rev. C, E. Bullivan and -Rev. M. M.
13rabham. interment will be in Beth
lehem cemetery.
Mr. Blake was the son of Dr. and
Mrs. Thomas S. Blakely, and was born
and reared at Ninety Six. lie was 53
years of age having been born Do
comber 27, 1869. A number of years
ago hqmoved to Coronaca and engag
ed in themijiercantile business as well
as farming. lie was connbcted w-ith a
number of business enterprises of coro
naca, and was one of tle most sub
stantial citizens of that community.
'A -member of ithe- APresbytetian
church, M1r, Blake lind alWays shown
a deep'intierest in 'thb affairs 'of his
church. 'He is 'survived by his wife,
who was 'Miss 'Avie Andei'son before
marriage; qne son, Edwin A. Blake,
and one daughter, Annie E. Blake,
both of CI~ronaca. He also leaves three
sisters, Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Ninety
Six and Misses Bettle and - Annite
Blake, of Ninety Sti. Desides his hiii
mediate family, Mr. Blake had a large
fanTily donnection in this section, and
his death will be learned with grief by
many friends.
Active pall bearers iwill be: Ander
son Simpson, Dave Byirnett, Henderson
.Stuart, J. 0, Owens, Marcus Willard,
Richard Buchanan, W. H. Harveley,
It'. E. Wells. Honorary pall ,bearers:
Jay Motsinger, Lewis Thompson, I'ill
Rice, Larry Watts, Robert Stuaim/T.
A. Robinson, R. T. Morris, L. R. Boyd.
Will Meet In Greenwood for Thre(
Days. Elaborate Program Planned
Greenwood, Dec. k 3.-'he twenty.
aixth -annual 'convention of the Soutl
Carolina division of the Unite
Daughters of 'the Confederacy wil
meet in Greenwood on December 6, 7
and 8, and finitl preparations are beinj
made by the two local chapters of th<
U. D. 1C., to entertain the visitors. Ap
a proximately 150 delegates from ever;
chtapter in the state are expected
3 'Practically all of the state officers 'wil
be present, as -well as one or two ol
E ficials of the national organization.
The delegates will arrive We(
f nesday afternoon and will be tendere
a "Welcome meeting", at Lander co
- lege on the evening of December 6.
reception in the college parlors wi
follow this meeting.
e The -business sessions will beg
a Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, fc
* lowed by a luncheon at one. Thursd;
ly afternoon, all visitors will be givi
D an automobile ride around the cii
ie That evening will be known as "Hi
re torical evening,," a'nd will be in char
"" of M.~rs. J. H. West of Newberry, sta
historian. An address lg Col. J. Ri
McfKissick, editor of the G4reenvi
Piedmont, wihll he delivered at tI
~( time.
Friday morning, the business s
gsons will be resumed and at
o'clock all delegates will 'be the gue
of' the rRobert A, Waller andi JC
aMcKellar Reynolds chapters of
to. D. C. here, at a luncheon. TI
luncheon wvill conclude the fo'm
iprogram of the convention.
Elaborate "preparations are be
amade for the ent ertainent of v'isit
bely the local organizations.
ncy * Bailey School HIonor' Roll
nf- -Seventh Grade-Mary T1emplt
m's Robert Martin.
Fifth Grade -Joel Fuller, Li-,zle
tho ler'.
wro. Fourth Grade-Evelyn Ramage,
of telle Fuller.
pro- Third Grade---Roy Jerry;
Second Gradle-ileatrice Temple
made Lillie Mae Shockley.
ndy First Grade-Augustus -fRai
Martin Milam.
the -
Lear, .Must Have' Trash Containers
ines After hearing a report fr9m
ad health department Mionday "nigh
at- which it was stated that It .was I
.tically intPossiljIe to keep abreal
nnoi' street cleaning utidor - presnt e
tions5, city coun'cil psassed a resol
wing declaring - that citmenls musty pir
gn. containers for trash instead of d
lng It ?'nopiles for tite' trasht wag6
nicti un.
In a joint meeting of city council,
he water and light commission and
he bond commission in city council
!hamber Monday night financial af
"airs of the city were discussed with
3 view of arrivitg at a definite plan
for retiring the outstanding bonds
when thoy become due. Sone pre-ar
ranged plan for dealing h this
phase of city finances, .plained
Mayor Dial in opening the meeting,
became necessary when it was point
ed out to the city council by 1r. Wal
lace, who recently audited the city
books, that through failure of past
city councils to lay aside the annual
sinking fund a deicit in the sinking
fund had been created which wou'id
prevent the full payment of the bondsf
when they'became'due unless -a large
appropriation was made --yearly for
this purpose or unless refunding
bonds' 1e iisued at maturity
M.i. Wallace was -present at the
meeting '-onday niiht. Asked as to
the amount necessary to be appropri
ated each year to meet all of the bonds
'when they became due, he said that he
estimated the annual amount to be in
the neighborhood of $24,000. On fig
tires presentcd by Mr. -McCuen, of the
'water aid light commission, it was
shown that the appropriation would be
a)pproxhiately $21,000 if the original
schedule were adhered to and the
present deficit be ignored. Under that
plan no attempt would be made to
make u) the present deficit in the
sinking fund, but refunding bonds
would be'lloated to make 'up the delldit
when the bonds became du'e. The ex
act amount of the defleit was not dis
closed at the meeting. The total bond
ed indebtedness was brought out as
Mr. - eMuen* said .that the .present
bond issues had been provided for un
der suggestions from the Business
League and that he felt that the league.
should be consulted as to twhat meas
tires are to be taken for their retire
- nent .in view of the fact that to retire
all of the old and now bonds at ma
turity might require a larger levy for
1 the next few years than the league an
- ticiPated when the bonds were recom
mended. The view of MI'r. McCuen was
acquiesced in and the matter carried
d over until another meeting.
Council and the water and light com
A mission also discussed the question
1 of the commiss-ion assuming respon
sibility for payment of interest and
n sinking\fund for past bonds for wa
ter and lights as well as the now
L' $65,000 issue. An animated discus
m sion of this question took place. The
Y. commission took the position that It
a- could not meet these payments in cash
1while the city wvas only having a
te "book-charge" made against it for the
onwater and lights it was using. As a
le matter of accounting, it was decided
at that book charges should be made
against 'the commission for these items
s- and that settlement in cash be post
it Ioned until -the commission is able to
ssmeet the paymnents. Members of the
licommission intimated that this might
le a very long wait as the wvater and
his light department was showving an an
11al nuaLl loss of around $12,000 before the
icommission took charge.
ors Action on the disposal of about
$9,000 in accumulated interest and
premiums on .the (bonds recently sold
'was postponled. Mayor Dial recomn
*mended that no expenditure of this
ton money be made, but that it be place4d
in the hands of. the sinking fund comn
u- mission to apply on future payments
of interest.
Es.-__ _ _ _ _
Mrs. Caine Buried
tn, The remains of 'Mrs. 'Rosa I. Caine.
'whose death took place at her home
age, in this city last 'ionday evening, wel'e
laid to rest Wednesday afternoon in
the Laurens tiemetery. The services
were conduted by her ipastor, Rev, C.
the T. Squires, of the First Presbyterian
,in church, assisted iby Rev. J. W. Watts,
rac- supply pator of the First Baptist
t of church. A harge concourse of sorrow
)fdi- ing friends and relatives followed the
atton body 'to its last esting place. The ac
VIde tive pall bearers wore nephews-Q
uimp- the deceaded,~ as follows: Eart !jison,
as to Pierceirb, J. 14~ M. Irby, W. l. frbd,
Rn V Trbh .im Irby and W. C. 60

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