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of United States 7oi
ropean Waters to Shar
Queenstown, May 16.?-A squadron
American torpedo boat destroyers
] safely crossed the Atlantic and
patrolling the seas in war service,
e American navy's actual entry into
e war zone has already been pro
^ live of a brush between a de
yer and a German^ underwater
. according to an announcement
the British admiralty, but the re
t of it has not been made public.
Ml destroyer squadron, arrived in
eenstown after an uneventful voy
the Atlantic but almost 1m
after a formal exchange of
with the British naval offi
put to sea again for the hard
that is before it
of several hundred persons,
of them carrying tiny American
lined the water front and cheer
from the moment
!oc?. The crowd che^r
a few moments l^ter
senior officer jeame
British sepior of
come down *o the
flotilla. ' Every -
a sirnple, busiafess
. -^Phere wa9 an entire
Welcomed by British. f
of . the Brltia
on board his ship
- units as soo! r*sfh2y hoye
* ? ? u? <.1^
SlgUX, Sieam.IVg m <A JVUg aue iu.ly
le" harbor. f V1'? rjk >
liter 'tne exchange - greet
the-Britis^ commander hadf
ratulate^ the/ ^ner^caa officers
their s^fe vovegte, asked : ^ *
? "When wfll vou^ej&eadv for busk
e cai> st^rt ai ^e," the Imeri
coi^ind^^rorea promptly. , *
Vsiir^sed I^T Bri^sk^coia
who not"* ex
gBctoA t?e .A^Brricajis w^uia ae reaay
flnrb^jjm ^ork on this wi^e so soon
anerrthehuJtiflfc tgoyage.l *^&^n he
H$.d-recov?fed ff&ri^his s|rprise,Nhow
ever, he aVshort "-tour o^ the
destroy<ejjfc*e.nd "^admitted that the
Ameriqgji^fctrs look ad pr^aTed.
T5es,w rej^iod ihw American com
mander/ "we msfee prep^^ons on
Itfce way over. Th^ to why we are
ready.", .sfT ;
' The eqnipmenf qfe board the de
stroyers was fodSdito be In excellent
conditten apit ^Ibiarkably well suited
Kp^hAwr?qn}reriiBntc on i&is side or
?r' i v"
> %Lack Only ?k>tttng. .
fact, it n^as sa^d/by the British
thaf' the only *&ing lacking in
luipment ot the American sailors
ivier clothing. *It appears that
Lmeric^s were^wearing clothing
light for -the jjarying conditions
. -weather ih&r wi? encounter in
iese waters. . This, however, was
ickiy" provided" ft>r.
4?ter the formalities had ended
*d the. needs of-the men were at
' ? ^ aVtlYVr* O 4- AnAA
!Q LU CiiC AU^ci iLan auiyro ai> uuvu
rfco^"S??u the men from captains to
iKry saamen booking in the' pins
k"6ondftn? and^apparently ethusias
[\c for their task.
"They are certainly a fine body of
len, and what's more, their craft
fook just ac fit,'' saia me .Bniisn com
lander as "he watched the destroyers
ile seaward. . ?
'Ope /M the American destroyers
a^OES TO NEWBERRY
Bp^r&fcburg, May 16.?In a swat
test iierS this afternoon Newberry
from tWafford by the score of 11
Between them the two teams
five-pitches ?nrzs I larted the
for Wofford tout was succeeded
the first inning by Vaughn, who
till the eighth inning, then
taken from behind the
on the mound. Cau
for Wofford/ got five hits in five
at bat, and Moore got two home
single and a sacrifice hit in
up. Bodie starred for New
, getting three hits.
.. ..300 001 070?11 12 5
ogord 302 Oil 001? 8 1# 5
Moyer, Hopp and Renkin; Qrxz,
hn, Brunson and Branson ana
t Time, 2:15. Umpire, Frey.
English Sparrows Latest Delicacy.
"* lumbus, Ohio, May 12.?Here's a
nr food" bet all have overlooked:
j "Why oot?'' asks Claude Meeker,
jolumbus broker, who has sampled
Ja in "sparrow potpie" and says
?f?y're a real delicacy.
By trapping and eating the "pests"
American consumers not only will tap
?-t- ?*r\nA roQprvp but. will aid
J.V/W A WMW. -
fh^ propagation of the more desirable
jirds, Meeker says.
I . *
ar Zone Patrol
rpedo Craft Arrives in En
e With British in Tgsk
j began war duty even before reaching
| this side of the Atlantic. This was
j when it piqked up and esoorted
j through the danger zone one or tne
! largest of the Atlantic liners. This
j action so pleased the passengers on
i L,oard that they sent a message of
j greeting and appreciation to the com
J mander of the destroyer.
j On arri^g in Q?eenstown some of
i ihe members of the 3rews of the de
i stroyers were gS^anted brief shore
j leave. They were fairly made cap
j tiyes by the townspeople who insisted
| on taking them to their homes, where
1 "- > * ^? ?ji
. iDey puea me srauurs wku s^u uim6o
;' to eat and drink. As they wandered
through theT streets the Americans
j observed' tJj^^Stars and Stripes flying
* r' ?_
# f/ Will se*d more.
to G# fo
'"Washington, May 16.?'When the
Britishj-admiralty's announcement was
offici&lljLeonfirmed the presence of
ArH#HcaiN3e9trcvers in the war zone,
but mad# public no other informa
The destroyer? are in command of
it ear AHmiral sung, wno is airecung
t^eic^fl^eraik)P3 in conference vwlth
tmNf^Sns of the British and French
^avies? * \
' Intimately. the entire American de-1
. ^Lra^r Sotflia will be sent to the war
wfne / The nary department's reason
f^rN^iot aanonccing the preaenee of
those already there was that it wished
to complete tie movement before
l making: It pnttic.
WELCOMED BY BRITISH,
i Americans Greeted by Their English
Comrades la Arms.
London, May 16?The admiralty
j uday announced the arrival of Amer
ican destroyers in British waters.
Rear Admiral Sims, TJ. S. N., "who
j is in general command of all the
i United States naval forces that are
' sent to European waters, is in daily
tniirto with the ehief of the British
The admiralty announcement says
the services wtrich the American ves
sels are rendering to the allied cause
are of the greatest value and are deep
FOR FREEDOM OF SEAS.
T'-W.J ?J D.W01. VWa Will
LIUKU JWim <iuu unugu jl iwiTj ii w
- Work Together. I
j London, May ! .?IVlce Admiral Sir
, David Beatty, commander of the Brit- j
j ish grand fleet, has sent the follow- j
; ing message to Admiral Henry T. j
| Mavo, commander of the United States
' Atlantic fleet: \
| "The grand fleet rejoices that ttie
| American fleet will now share in pre-!
; serving the liberties of the world and |
; maintaining the chivali^r of the sea."
, Admiral Mayo replied:
"The United States Atlantic fleet
J appreciates the messages from the
i British fleet and welcomes opportuni
ties for. work with the British fleet for
the freedom of the seas."
CLOSING EXERCISES OF j
NEWBERRY HIGH SCHOOL'
On Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock,>
I May 28, the closing exercises of the j
' bigh school will begin. ,
I At that time the class exercises win,
j be held on the campus of the high
school. The oflBcers of the class are:
j Lavinia Kinard, president; Nancy!
Fox, vice president; Fred Hayes,
! treasurer; Emily Hoof, secretary;
Marguerite Spearman, prophet; Mary
j Frances Cannon, poet; Frances Hous
cal, historian; Annie Dunston, execu
i t0r' *
The salutatory kill be delieverd by
1 .Miss Roberta Manr, and the valedic
tory by Miss Emily Hoof.
At the same time a competitive drill
Vio noHjf nnmnnnv will he held.
VA biiv w V V1U ? ? ?
On Tuesday night the address he
fore the graduating class will he de
livered and diplomas awarded.
No presents will be delivered to the
pupils on the night of graduation.
Death of 3Trs. Foj.
! Mrs. Henry Lee Fcv, wife of Mr. j
E. N. Foy, living on Mr. W. I. Her-1
bert's place, died Tuesday afternoon
i at 2 o'clock and was buried on Wed-1
! nesday noon at Good Hoire church, j
Saluda county, .'service by tbe Rov.
Mr. Posev. Mrs. Foy was 23 vers
eld. Besides l*er husband ahe loare?
To Be Form,
Meeting to be Held Friday A
Meets With E
The meeting called foI Friday aft
ernoon (today) Tvill be held in the
court house at 6 o'cloc'i promptly.
Every citizen of Newberry is earnestly
; iirged to come out and lend his in
! duence in the formation of the organi
zation. That something of the kind
is needed at this time every one who
will stop to think for a moment will
admit. This is a time .vhen there is
) urgent demand for the heartiest kind
ot cooperation among all of our citi
i zens in whatever capacity they may
! he working. It is a time which calls
lor service and service by cooperation
! can accomplish much greater results
with the effort put forth than in any
i other way.
The government and the people
I generally have been urging the farm
j ers to grow more foodstuffs and the
I urging is proper but now is the time
j BERRY COLLEGE WINS
i STATE BASEBALL CHAMPION SHI P
The winning of the game at Clinton
on Tuesday between Newberry ana
Clinton gives to the Newberry team
; the championship for'the South Caro
l * ^ 11 V ^ ? 11
; una im.eri;um?gia.i.e uut>wtm. dew
berry played eight games in the as
sociation and won six. The Presby
terion college of Clinton played seven
games and wone fire in the associa
tion. Newberry's percentage is 750.
Presbyterian college percentage 71*
That was a pretty contest.
In an exhibition game at- Spartan
burg on Wednesday Newberry won
from Wofford 11 to 8. Hurrah for
Church of the Redeemer.
(R^v. Edward Fulen wider, Pastor.)
Nothing preventing the following
v/ili be the program of divine ser
vices at the Lutheran Church of the
Redeemer next Sunday:
10:1-5 a. m. Sunday school.
11:15 a. m. The morning service.
Sermon by the pastor on the subject.
"The Menace of Big Business Cowards
and How the Masses Must Meet It"
j I do not say it boastingly, but in the
j spirit of humility, some things will
1 be mentioned in the sermon that the
j people of town and county should hear
: and consider.
8 p. m. The evening service. The
. subject of the sermon will be "The
Three Great H's of Life."
j There will be good music at all the
j The public is cordially invited to
j re present.
CAN" >0T SECURE PERMIT
FOR WHISKEY BY 31 ALL
A permit for a quart of liquor can'
^b^ired by application through1
r.'ie mail, according to a decision hand
ed down by; Attorney General Thomas
H. Peeplea in response to an inquiry
from judges of probate. Every per-,
son who applies must do so .in per
son as the following letter will show:
"Replying to your letter of the 9th
mst. I beg to advise that the affidavit
-onntrod tr? made bv Dersons de~
siring a permit to receive alcoholic
liquors may be made before any offi
cer of this State who is qualified to
administer an oath, but if made be
fore the judge of probate, he can ;
charge and col'ege a fee of 25 cents'
ior administering the oath in addition
to the 10 cents allowed him for Issu
ing the permit.
"Fames desiring lae permn aic ir-i
quired to appear in person and file;
their affidavit with the Judge of pro-!
bate before he is authorized to issue
"Yours very truly,
"Thomas H. Peeples.
j<S> THE TOWN PIG. <?j
"Provision should be made to take ;
care of the surplus production, ana j
have it in another but wholesome and j
ireful form to feed oat, when thei
fresh supply is exhausted. I do not'
riean to say. however, but that the
t'me is here for every farmer to do
ni3 best. He can lender the country
' no higher service than to 'make two
blades of grass grow here one grew
before.' * #
Again and again we are urged to
take up the cause of the pig for town
folks In the paper. People say very
truly that if they are to avoid waste
;he best way in the world is to have
av pig to ~at the slops that are put
j in the garbage pail. It does not take
I much to feed a pig and many a fam
ily could save materially if allowed
to keep one in the city. Thepe must,
be a way to keep a pig pen in a sani-j
tary condition that is within the reach
! of ordinary people, and we know it ^
J bo cause there are pigs kept by the
! breeders of fine stock that are kept
j clean, and free from smell or dirt or
?ny kind. Car load after car load of
cirwlrJ wintpr VkVAUSP
the farmers 'did not have food for
their keep, and pigs are going to be
p.d in Newherrv\
ifternoon at Court House at
\ee to Solicit Members
; tor the business men of the communi
i l > LU get CL1111 UUU OVU1C Vt <\J
| to market and to preserve the food
| stuffs that the farmers may grow. It
! can be better dons by the cooperation
| of the community in a business or
! jranization than in any other way.
' And every citizen of Newberry is per
sonally interested in such an effort
! and in such an organization as it is
' proposed to foim. >
: The committees that have been out
I soliciting members say that they have
j met with much encouragement when
: ibey explain to the citizens the pur
pcses o? the organization.
The meeting will be held promptly
j at 6 o'clock this (Friday) afternoon
nt the court house. Let every one
: hear and answer this call for organi
zation and cooperation. Come prompt
1 at the hour named.
?> OUR FOOD SUPPLY.
t * n.
Afiriculture and food supply is the
subject of an important statement is
sued by Senator Duncan u. *ietcner,
president of the Southern Commercial
congress. Senator Fletcher speaks
nith authority on this subject in
which he has taken a leading .part in
the past few years. He served as
chairman of the United States com
mission, appointed by President Wil
son, and vs president of the Ameri
can commission on agricultural or
ganization that made investigations in
Europe, resulting in the federal farm
"In normal times," said Senator
Fletcher, "England does not produce
enough foodstuffs in a year to last
her six weeks. In France millions of
ioen "have been withdrawn i'roiu tl;e
fields, thousand* Jiave left their farms
in Canada for the^*2trmy.? Thousands
of farm workers have gone from the
tnited States into Canada where spe
cial inducements are offered.
"Thousands of young men' have
temporarily passed from the farms in
the United States to the factories
where higher wages are paid. At the
same time we csn easily produce food
enough for ourselves and all Europe.
We have the soil and th? climate
UfHan nrhllo Iflho-r ia AfldATJ tiflj to Tim
j duction, production is a sure reward
I of labor.
"When we consider thai Germany
m not as large as Texas by an area
as big as Alabama and she must fee?
some 58,000.000 people, we should be
shamed, with al1 our territory, fertile
I lands, splendid and mild climate, to
! nwn t.n anv uncertainty about our abll
Ity to feed the world. Yes, and clothe
it too. For some years I have been
convinced that what we need to be
exercised about was, not production,
but a proper system of distribution, i
'"For some time past I have thought
and some of our advanced agricultural
colleges have insisted, that what we
most needed was scientific marketing
methods rather than increased produc
tion. That need is emphasized by ex
iqHnp- r?ondit.ions. We have laid strea?
on scientific farming to the neglect of
the equally important matter of
scientific marketing. There is no use
to produce grain, vegetables, fruit,
cattle, and the like vif the cost a pro-.
duction is to be exceeds i in frieght,1
commissions aDd; charges here and
there, delays and waste.
"Our people engaged in agriculture
can readily furnish all the food pro
ducts required at home and by our
friends. What is needed is a plan,\a
method, a system for economicallyj
getting the products wl arre and when
they are wanted and disposing of |
11 hem to the best advantage to both j
producer and consumer. There should!
be a mobilization of this producing*
power with proper agencies for dis
"Another thlDg is most Important; \
jome freits and vegetables mature j
and must be marketed within a few!
months or they are lost. In that way!
the markets are glutted. They can not j
be consumed before thai time. The.
demand ceases. They rot in the field j
or reach the market in bad order. The
>emedy is to conserve these products;
some instances by canning or pre
serving, and in other cases by resort
ing to the rather expensive alterna
tive, cold storage.
w r m
Sherley and Lenroot Launch,
of Heavier Rate on Large ,
Burden of 7hone
Washington, May 16.?A vigorous
movement to increase the proposed
income surtaxes of the war revenue
bill 25 per cent, on all amounts
above $40,000 started in the house
:oday under the leadership of Repre- i
s:enta:tve Lenroot (Republican) of:
Wisconsin and Representative Sher-j
ley (Democrat) of Kentucky. Over'
the determined opposition of Demo-!
' ^atic Leader Kitchin and Represen
tatives Fordney of Michigan and Hill
of Connecticut (Republicans), the in-j
surgents succeeded in obtaining in
the committee of the whole their pro-j
posed increase from 8 to 10 per;
cent, on incomes between $40,000 and
.560,000 and tomorrow they will re
SUIUC LUCir UgilL, UClClUUiUCU lU C1C-'
rate every division until incomes1
above $500,000 would be paying al-j
most 60 per cent.
Should the proposed increases pre-!
T-ail there will be an attempt to strike j
*?'.ght and heat taxes and possibly the
increased second class mail matter |
rate. Unofficial estimates are that I
the proposed 25 per cent, increasej
would net approximately $100,000,-!
Party lines were obliterated and;
anpeals of Republican and Democrat-[
ic ways and means committee mem-:
ters for support seemed to fall onj
An attempt to increase the snrtax;
beginning at $5,001) was defeated.:
The proposed rate between $5,000 and
$7,500 is l per cent, and Represen-'
tative Sherley sought to have this
doubled. ^ , . j
An overwhelming vote rejected
proposal. Then Representative Sher
ley joined in support of the Lenroot
plan to add 25 per cent to the schet?-:
cmftoYoa nn Ithvhtias ctVAr 540 -
HU5PKEP MILLION LOAJf
TO RUSSIA BY AMERICA
JSign That Tl'is Country Trusts New
Goyernmeni to Stand by Obliga
tions fo Entente Allies.
Washington. May 16.?The United
c;f?toa t/vlr>v loaned Russia $100,000,
'.00. Tlie money was loaned to be
spent as neeUod without stipulation
or understanding farther than that
Russia stands hack of the obligation,
.'.-ill make it good and will spend the
money in this country un^tr the su
pervision of a representative of tlie ^
rreasury department or a commission j
v h? non^H Viir thp Amfir1ra.il srov-1
/nment. TVj last, stipulation was
made in a spirit of cooperation with
out intending to embarrass the Rus
sian government or to curtail its pur
chasing powers, "but with the end in
view that Russ.'a w$ll secure the maxi
mum result for the money it is to
T? ???>./ <% Dnpfio cfon/^c i\n an
1UL til lb i CS|-XV/1 Xiuooia v/i* v*?
equal footing with other entente gov
ernments to which the United States
is making loans, .the only distinction
being that in application of the pro
gramme Russia heads the list. Great
Britain, France, Italy and other bene- j
ficiaries of American loans soon will)
follow, as plans for mobilizing in!'
American banks all purchases to be
ruade here by the allies are rapidly
nearing completion. The purchasing <
board for all the allies, it was indl- ,
cated tonight, may be in operation
within a month. i
Today's loan to Russia, her first
participation in the huge sum which
A will Inn/1 i
um L-U1LCI OIUICS Will icuu Uic UIUVS)
was made, it was authoritatively
stated, first to help the Russian gov
ernment obtain supplies which It
needs here, and secondarily as an;
earnest manifestation to the Russian;
people that the United States places
nrk />roHonpo ir> rnmnrs that Russia
is contemplating a separate peace with
A credit of $45,000,000 to Belgium
also was established today by Secre
tary McAdo^, the sum to be with
drawn in six monthly installments oft
$7,500,000 cach. The transaction!
brought the total of sums advanced;
and credits established by the gov-:
ernment to entente nations up to
$670,000,000 within the three weeks
that have parsed since President Wil-|
son signed the war finance law.
T- fA T3 r,l cr4 Tt rr> !
Ill tJAietlUIU e tuc VI CTU1L. VAJ
Secretary McAdoo made a brief ad
dress to the Belgium minister, in part
"I wish, on behalf of the American
veopje, to assure yon that It gives me
jl peculiar pleasure to render a service
of this character, which we hope win
Ve helpful to jour country and largely
mitigate, if nor. entirely eliminate, the
sufferings of your neonle. We sincere
trust that it may he helpful Jn
enabling you tc restore' Belgian Jn&S
Spirited Fight for Imposition
Fortunes? Would Reduce
of Small Means.
COO. It carried 98 to 87 amid cheers.
Representative Kitchin assailed all
?uggeste<2 income tax rate increases
from the bill the proposed freight,
over the committee recommendations,
insisting that support of such pro
posals came only from those who
sought to serve certain interests and
not to lower taxes generally.
"I have not heard any one here
object to tlie taxes on necessities,"
he shouted. "The only taxes it is
proposed to decrease are those on
second class mail matter automo
biles and other luxuries."
Representative Lenroot character
ized the Democratic loader's remarks
as "ingenious" but as failing to get
away from the fact that the general
25 per cent, increase would enable the
house to strike out the freight, light
and heat taxes.
"These taxes would fall on every
home," he declared. "Our real in
terest here is to make the tax a3
small as possible on the poor man
Tvith a family and make it as large as
possible on those who are able to
In opposing the proposed increases
Representative Fordney said if taxes
on the wealthy were' put so high that
they felt an injury was being done
them they would evade the levy by
paseing dividends and other method*.
Ke also pleaded against what he
rented "class legislation,* insisting
Vai the rirh were "as oatrlotlc as*
the poor." -
Former Speaker -Cannon * suggest
ilst only about $10.0(K>,000,000 of-the
total" wealth of $260,000>000,000 in
tie United States was in the hands
of the "plutocrats" and he saw no
reason for trying to place an unfairN
tmrden on them.'
BLEASE COJDnTTEE WO.VT
SEE 8ECRETABY OF WAK
Washington, May 16.?Secretary of
War Baker, i'or whom a tentative ap
t?*ive anointment to- see Mr. Cole L.
Blease and a committee from South
Carolina tomorrow, was made yester
day by the Palmetto State delegation
in the house of representatives, will
not he in Washoington on the day
named. , . ..
Assistant Secretary Ingraham and
Maj. Gen. Scott, chief of the army
staff, will receive the visitors instead
of the secretary, who has been called
away by important business.
Senator Tillman on Way to Hospital.
Augsta, Ga., May 16.?Senator Ben
jamin R. Tillman passed through Au
gusta tonight from his Trenton, S. C.,.
home en roj*e to Atlanta, where he is
to enter a hospital for treatment for
sere wrist, about which he is much
The Chicken in the Garden.
The Lumberton Robesonian thinks
it is a sin and a shame "in these
times of high prices to see your neigh
bor's chickens get into your garden
and devour the things you are trying
to raise to help out." And for a fact
it is. Nearly all towns have anti
chicken ordinances and we believe
there is a State law governing the
matter. At any rate ve should say
fhpit in war times it might be in or
aer for the owner of a chicken raided
garden to proceed against the invad
ers under the general rules of war
and save that particular portion of
the country which is under his protec
tion. The chicken that scratches up
garden sass these days deserves death
without the formalities of a trial;
Dr. Thornwell Haynes.
Alabama Christian Advocate.
Dr. Thornwell Haynes, president of
Birmingham college, who for ten years
was in the diplomatic service of his
country, has teen recalled by the
government to that work, with in
structions to report at 'Washington on
May 15. At a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the board of trus
tees of the Birmingham college held
nf o v 1 T>r T-TflVTlAfl
granted leave of absence from his du
ties in the hope that within a year or
two conditions may once more become
normal and he may be able to return
\o his place as president of "Hirming
r.am college Prof. E. L. Colebeck
?va,8 elected to the position of acting
? ??~ J J* ?*1 ooanTno Ilia rflltifl!?
pi caiucnL CM-lvA Tf .11 ?
upon tie departure of Dr. Haynes. Dr.
Haynes has made favorable impres
sion not only upon Birmingham col
lege and North Alabama Methodism,
but upon the whole State. He ig a
man of high ideals and noteworthy
ability. The Advocate wishes him all
success and usefulness in his partiotic
service and expresses the hope that
he may, after a few months, once more
return to Birmingham to -lead the
*voHh Alabama conference in its great
\iork of male lucation.