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EOC A-RI HERAL
-N 8 WINNSBORO. S. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1918 Etbihd14
MOORE FIGHTING EXPECT
ED TN SOMME OFFENSIVE
BELIEVED THAT GERMANS AND
ALLIES WILL BE IN ANOTHER
Although the fighting activity along
the entire front of the new Somme o?
iensive remains slight, there still pre
vails the feeling that soon again bat
ties on a large scalle will begin, and
with the allied troops after the re
spite of several days strongly arrayed
in battle formation and eager to test
their strength' against that of the
From the Somme to the Oise River,
along the portions of the battle line
which bulges out towards Amiens,
Ailly and Breteuil, the big guns of the
opposing sides have opened in duels
of great proportions, and it aparent
ly is not unreasonable to assume that
either side at any moment may take
the offensive with their infantry. in
resumption of a battle which ranks
among the greatest the world has ever
seen, Since the beginning of the pr ,s
ent week there has been no- marked
change in th ealignment of the oppos
ing sides' from Arras southward to
Chauny. The fighting has lacked the
sanguinary character of the previous
days owing in part no doubt to the
extremely bad weather conditions.
Neither the Germans nor the allies
have been idle, however, for daily
there has been going on a reinforce
ment of strategic positions both in
man and gun power.
In the vicinity of Lens artillery du
els of intensity have been revived on
some sectors and in Belgium at vari
ous points reciprocal shelling contin
American sector has beet
heavily attacked witn gas.
In the Italian theater there still is
-no indication of when the expected
big battle between the Italians and
the Teutco : a!swill burst. but daily
there is increasing activity -long the
Along t,e various fronts the airmen
of both sides are keeping up their in
tensive activity- bombing positions ne
hind the lines. searching out trooj
and transport movements and engag
ing in aeriml combats. The French -ar
cdfice reports more than 1.3 tons of pro
jectiles having been dropped on Ge' -
man railroads and cantonments at
Ham, Ch.uny and Noyon.
SEND ONLY ARTICLES THAT
HAVE BEEN REQUESTED.
*Office of the Postmaster General,
Washington, March 28, 1918.
Order No. 1259.
On and after April 1, 1918, parcels
for members and individuals connect
-ed with the American Expeditionary
Forces in Europe shall not be accepted
for mailing or dispatched unless ':hey
contain such articles only as are being
sent at the written request of the ad
dressee, approved by his regimental
or higher commandre or an execertive
officer of the organization with which
he is connected.
A. S. Burleson,
Office of Third Assistant Postmaster
Washington, March 28, 1918.
Postmasters and postal employees
are instructed to give wide publicity
to the foregoing Order No. 1259, pro
hibiting the acceptance for mailing
to members of the American Excpedi
tionary forces in Europe of parcels
containing articles other than those
which are being sent at the written
request of the addressee, approved by
his, regimental or higher comander
~xcutive officer of the organ
ch he is connected.
~cure the assur
~ch case that
TO PREVENT TRADE AGREE
MENT WITH ALLIES
GERMANS TRYING TO AVOID
SPAIN MAKING A TRADE
Washington, April 2.-Germany is
blockading Spain with submarines in
I an effort to prevent that country con
summating an agreement with the al
lies which would convert Spanish
shipping to their uses. In the same
way, according to the admission of
Holland's representatives in London,
Germany prevented the consummation
of a voluntary agreement with The
Both statements were made in hign
official quarters today They were cited
to show the reasons for the vigorous
action necessary for the United States
and England to close up the long
pending negotiations witn Holland for
her idle tonnage.
Robert Otis Hayward, representa
tive of the war trade board at the
London conference with the Dutch, to
day stated that in his presence the
I chairman of the Dutch commission de
clared that German pressure prevent
ed Holland's carrying out the terms of
the proposed agreement. It was only
after this admission, according to Mr.
Hayward, that the United States and
England notified Holland that they
I would act to close the agreement by
requisitioning the ships within one
week. This time was extended to two
weeks on a request from the Dutch
August Phillips, Netherlands minis
ter at Washington, today submitted
to the State Department a document
from his government. It-has not Yet
been ascertained tonight whether the
document was a formal note or mere
ly a copy of the -publication made in
Holland's official gazette protestirr
against the action of the alies. Upon
the character of the communication
the reply of the United States will de
It is understood that the document
submitted to the State Department to
day goes further than did the publis1
ed statement in endeavoring to sus
tain the Dutch contentions that the ac
tion with regard to the requisition of
the ships was both illegal and un
friendly and that it cites preced2 its
and quotes international law. Offic
ials at the State Department were un
shaken in their belief that the posit
ion of the allies cannot be successfully
It is admitted that Germany's aictior
in ordering her submarines to torn
back or to sink Spanish vessels bound
for the United States will complicate
the negotiations with Spain. It is
Ipointed out, however, that the only
effect of Germany's action will be
hardship for Spain. Spanish industries
cannot get along without cotton and
coal which the United States and Eng
land alone can supply.
sent in accordance with such approved
written request shall not be accepte4
for mailing. Such parcels when offer
ed for mailing shall be returned to the
The foregoing order and instruc
tions are issued at the request of the
war department and in pursuance of
an order of that department dated
March 26, 1918, which provides as
"In future shipments of any articles
to members of the American expedi
tionary forces abroad will be limited
to those articles which have been re
quested by the individual to whom
same are to be shippdd, such request
having been approved by his regi
mental or higher commander. Parcel
post shipments will be acepted by the
postoffice authorities and obter -ship
ments by express or freight companies
only upon presentation of the above
nved request in each individual
ice department believes
ion is prompted by mili
that the public will
'in it. Postmasters
d, to enforce it
CLERK OF COURT HAS $3,456
LIST OF THOSE IN FAIRFIELD
COUNTY WHO ARE ENTITLED
TO RECEIVE PENSIONS.
Jo L W. Lyles, clerk of court of
Fairfield county, has received the mon
ey for the pensioners in the county.
The money can be received on applica
tion to his office. The entire amount
The following is a list of those in
the county who receive pensions and
Robert W. Phillips. Winnsboro.
W. J. Keller, Wolling; D. H. Walk
G. R. Beckham, Blythewood; S. W.
Broom, Rockton; L. H. Melton, Rock
ton; John H. Neil, Winnsboro; R. W.
Proctor, Blythewcod; W. D. Richard
son, Nelson; Jno. T. Robinson, Ridge
wa~y; W. L. Wooten, Blythewood.
John Abbott, Blythewood; W. E.
Braziel, Blythewood; J. H. Cooper,
Ridgeway; M. A. Dickerson, Shelton;
J. F. Fee, Dawkins; James W. Free
man, Ridgeway; L. J. Hagood; J. H.
Hudson, Winnsboro; B. H. James,
Blairs; W. P. Jones, Bookman; W.
W. Ketchin, Winnsboro; John W.
Liles, Bucklick; R. F. Massey, Winns
boro; J. M. McDonald, Blackstock;
W. A. McDowell, Winnsboro; A. M.
Park, Winnsboro; T. C. Raines, Ridge-,
way; T. J. Richardson, Monticello; W.
E. Riley, Blythewood; D., H. Robert
son, Winnsboro; E. K. Roseborough,
Ridgeway; Samuel -5hirley, jk
stock; D. G. Smith, Ridgeway; W. T.
Stewart, Longtown; Edward Taylor.
Ridgeway; J. T. Timms. Winnsboro;
William Watts. Ridgeway; D. J. Weir.
M. A. Gibson: N. A. Kennedy,
Ridgeway; Susan G. Mickle, Ridge
way; Martha McClellan, Blythe*ood;
Susan H. Sloan. Winnsboro.
Martha Austin, Winnsboro; Eunice
0acot. Winnsboro; Fannie C. Bolick,I
Blairs; Mary D. Brice, Winnsboro;
Eliza Brov:n, Winnsboro; Mary A.
Brown, Simpson; C. N. Bundrick,
Winnsboro; C. L. Carter, Nelson;
Cynthia J. Coleman. Ridgeway; Eliz
abeth P. Coleman, Ridgeway; Sallie
Cook, Blythewood; Belle DesPdrtes,
Ridgeway; M. A. Dickey, Rion; )Em
ma Dunn, Ridgeway; J. A. Dye, Cros
byville; Fannie Free, Rockton; Jane
C. Gibson; Sarah A. Gilbert, Winns
boro; S. E. Gordon, Winnsboro; L. R.
Harby, Winnsboro; Rusie Hatheock,
Lucy E. Hinnant, Ridgeway; Mary E.
Hinnant, Winnsboro; Emma H'ollis,
Ridgeway; Sarah Hood, Blythewood;
Mary M. Horne, Winnsboro; Mary
Hornsby,' Winnsboro; Martha Isen
hower, Winnsboro; Sarah Jeffers, Bell-I
field; W. F. Johnson, Ridgeway, Min
nie E. Kennedy, Ridgeway; Carrie A.
3[atthews, Winnsboro; Annie L. Mc
Carley, Winnsboro; S. J. McConnell,
Wallaceville; Mary E. McCreight,
Winnsboro; Martha McMeekin, Jen-'
- 5 . Thrft
* W *. man y
money in government securities pay
Let your money earn for you whil
The L.iberty Bond and War St.zmi
Ten millon Americans have sub
dred and ten million American pec
win the war by investing in War Sa
A Thrift Sta2np is worth 25 cent
By the payment of a few adtional
may be seenTred.
A.genciles for the sale of Stamps
Geat BehMnd the Government.
PUT OFF LIBERTY
COMMITTEE COULD NOT SE
CELEBRATION TO TAKE PLACE
AS SOON AS ARRANGEMENTS
CAN BE MADE.
The Liberty Day celebration plan
ned for next Saturday, April 6th, has
been posponed on acccunt of the ina
bility of the program committee to
secure prominent speakers for the oc-,
casion, and to carry out the program
in every particular, but the day will
be celebrated in Winnsboro a little
later, the date to be made known just
as soon as the speakers, a ;ood brass
band and other attractions can be se
It is proposed to make the occasion
a memorable one. and for the reason
that the best kind of celebration is de
sired, it has been decided to put it
off until the proper attractions can be
PRESBYTERY AT LEBANON
Congaree Presbytery will convene
at Lebanon on Monday evening at
The session will open with a sermon
probably by Rev. J. M.Forbis.
On Tuesday morning the Presbytery
will convene for business session at
9:30, and at 11 P. M. there will be a
sermon by the Rev. Henry A. White,
D. D., a memVier of the faculty of Col
umbia Theological Seminary. The
Lord's supper will be administered at
There will be preaching each day at
eleven o'clock in the morning, and at
eight-thirty in the evening.
Several seminary students will stand:
their examina'i for licensure. The
wido:1 ee durmng:^th e
sion of the Presbytery.
Dinner will be served on specially
qprepared tables on the grounds on
Tuesday and Wednesday. Everybody:
is invited to come and bring a bas
A fine p.rogram of music is to be:
rendered through the convention. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
any and all sessions.
SUGGESTION ON GARDEN
The Chairman of Food Conserva
tion, at Columbia, S. C., will be
pleased to send any one interested
articles and suggestions on garden
planting, the raising of chickens
or the best way to handle the
sweet potato crop.
kinsville; Lizzie C. Peak, Longtown;
Lucy Peak, Ridgeway; Victoria Peak,
Winnsboro; Amanda F. Raines, Mit
ford; Nancy Reynolds, Ridgeway; M
E. Richardson; S. E. Richmond,
Winnsboro; Lizzie Robertson, Winns
boro; L. J. Robinson, Ridgeway; Jane
C. Rowe, Winnsboro; M. E. Sitgraves,
Winnsboro; Bessie L. Sweatman,
Ridgeway; Margaret Ann Weir,
Blackstock; Julia Wilks, Blairs; Mary
Wilson, Sharp; Mary J. Yon; Anna
E. Young, Winnsboro.
Carolinians are e.xpected to sub
iberally to War Savings Stamps and
Samps' during 1918.
government is presentinlg to every
~omen and child an opportunity for
protable and secure investment.
)f the resources of this great govern
tnd back of these bon<is. The
enable you to Invest your surplus
Ing an equivalent to 4 per cent comn
e it works for Uncle Sam.
campaigns must go hand in hand.
scribed to Liberty Bonds. One hun
ple have the opportunity of helping
. Sixteen Thrift Stamps cost $4.00.
ente a War Savings Stamp worth $5
are being established throughout the
INVEST IN WAR
HELPS YOURSELF AND THE
FINANCE A SOLDIER WITH MON
EY YOU ARE BETTER OFF FOR
For or Against Uncle Sam.
To oppose the war savings move
ment Is to oppose victory on the
part of the United States and Its
To be indifferent toward this
great movement :a to be in effet
indifferent toward the 'murder of
women, children, and other civil
To belittle the war savings
movement Is to belittle the heroic
sacrifices of dead and wounded sol
diers who fought for your protec
FaHure to back the government
in the W. S. S. campaign is failure
to be a true American. The Amer
loan who does not help America to
the limit of his means and ability
automatically helps Germany to
the limit of his means and ability.
in these times a person either
helps or hinders.
If our soldiers did not take their
duties seriously, there would be
disastrous results for those at
And if those at home do not take
their duties seriously, there will
be disastrous results for our sol
diers, for our sailors, and for us
If our soldiers can GIVE their
lives, surely we can LEND our
money. "Will you co-operate, or
will you obstruct?"
- -W . S. S.
Dividends in W. S. S.
- Charlesto.-rTo, the. First. National
Bank,' of Florercce; S I.1 falls -the disi
tinction of being the first bank in the
country to adopt the plan of paying
dividends to stockholders in War Sav
ings Stamps. This bank, according
to an official report received from
Washington, has set the pace for the
country in this respect, and is closely
followed by the Union National Bank,
of Columbia, which also pays stock
holders' dividends in War Savings
Stamps and Liberty Bonds. Banks all
over the country, and other concerns,
are adopting this patriotic plan.
W. S. S.
This Is The Limit!
Charleston.-As far as is known,
only two men in South Carolina have
purchased the limit allowed to holders
of War Savings Stamps-one thou
sand dollars' worth. Governor Rich
ard I. Manning and 3. E. Wannamak
er, of St. Matthews, have purchased
War Savings Stamps to the extent of
$1,000, the limiIt allowed by law. It
is reported that a movement is on
foot to institute a Limit Club In Co
lmba, which consists of members
who pledge themselves to uarchae
during the year War Savings Stampg
to the amount of $1.000. ..
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n:it CUn I.aga.
Charleston.-The official report is
see fadn Washingtoa shove that
et dl the states In the Union. South
Carolina ranks last and least In the
ales per capita of war sa,ings
stamps. The South Carolina mit
tas is greatly disappinfted at the poc*
dhowing which the state has maade ny
to the end of February. and hops
that the men, women, and children
of the state will invest lTherslly ad
stedily In stamps so that the stigma
may be removed from the state's
---W. S. S.
Is Your Interest Patriotic?
Charleston.-"Invest Liverty Bond
Interest in War Savings stampS."
This is the request issued by the
South Carolina War Savings Commit
tee to government bondholders in this
state. This should also apply, the
state committee declares, to re-invest
ment of all securities' interest into
War Savings Stamps.
"Thousands of people own governt
bonds in small denominations and
draw a few dollars in interest every
six months." ,the oommittee say'e.
"Why not re-invest these coupons
again In War Saving. Stamps? The
Interest of two or three dollars would
mean many thousands of dollars to
the government, if this plan Is fo?'
GETS FIRST PRIZE
STANDS AT HEAD IN CORN
BRYAN WILLINGHAM RAISED 157
BUSHELS OF CORN ON ONE
ACRE QF LAND.
Bryan Willingliam of Winnsboro
was yesterday declared the winner of
the first prize in the boys' corn club
contest in South Carolina. The Fair
field County boy produced last year
157.8 bushels of corn on one acre of
James W. Draffin of Leslie, York
County, won second place, his yield
being 119.5 bushels.
Third place was won by Hallum
Smith, of Smoak, Colleton County,
who produced 106.2 bushels.
Announcement of the-winners in the
contest has been somewhat delayed by
the loss of certain records, which nee-,
essitated the collection of duplicates.
Prize winners in the pig club contest
will be decided next week and a dinner
for the prize winners in the two or
ganizations will be given by L. L.
Banker, director of the club work in
South Carolina, within the immediate
Young Willingham produced his
corn at an actual cost of 17.6 cents per
bushel. His prize will be a gold
medal by Congressman A. F. Lever,
and an International Harvestor Com
pany, no. 4, cix shovel, pivot axle, rid
ing cultivator, valued at $70.
Estimated cost of Draffin's corn was
25.5 cents per bushel. He will receive
a beautiful gold watch, the gift of the
Mixson Seed Company of Charleston.
Smith's corn cost 35.6 cents per
bushel. A check for $25. will be the
rwai ai being the gift of the K.
C, Hatings Seed Company of Atlanta
During the year more than l,000
boys- were -enrolled in the corn clubs
1of the difierent counties of the State.
LFewer than one half 'of tha boys com
plied with the rules and 2egulations
of the club. The 501 reporting raised
26,813 bushels of corn, valu-d at $10,
936. The average yield was 53 bushels
per acre, and- the average cost, 407
cents per bushel. The report of L. L.
Baker, director of the clubs, to W. W.
Long, director of extension work at
Clemson College, follows:
"I beg leave to submit herewith my
annual report on boy's -:orn club work
in. South Carolina, for the year 1917.
It shows that clubs were crganized in
36 of the 45 counties of the State. We
failed to secure organizations in Abbe
vile, Berkley, Beaufort, Edgefield,
Georgetown, Greenville, Caihoun, Ker
shaw and Laurens, for the eason that
the first sitecounties ,e ith 'ut
county agents, and~in the latter three
we failed to secure the cooperation of
the county agents.
In the 36 counties organized, we
secured an enrollment of 1,056 boys.
Reports were received from 32 of the
36 counties organized. Counties fail
ing to report we're:Bamberg, Lancas
ter, Hampton, and Oconee. Five hun -
dred and one boys completed reports
Ithese 32 counties, these being 47 per
cent of the total enrolment. The 501
boys reporting produced 26,813,20 bu
shelsof corn at a total cost of $10,936.- -
95, thus averaging 53 bushels per acre,
at an average cost of 40.7c per bushel.
"Putting corn at $2 per bushel,which
is a conservative price, the net wealth
~added to the State as a result of theC
boys' corn club work is $42,687.47."
AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON.
On last Friday afternoon the si. ':
grade pupils of Mt. Zion enjoyed a
pleasant egg hunt at the home of Y-'.
C. A. Stevenson.
The class with their teacher .
Jordan went down to Mrs. Stevens *.
at 1:00 P. M., and after a jolly ti
spent hunting the eggs, which th-e
girls and Mrs. Jordan had painted fo'
the occasion, the party was invited t'
a lunch sp,$/which~ the boys had -
Besides be ' 11ly Eas
tion, two of the~us
venson and Master