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VOL. XXXVII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 1917.
i PRESIDENT WILSON OUTLINI
Only Those-of Vital Necessitty to Life
of Nation May Remain at Home
When Call is Made.
Washington, July 2.-President
Wilson today pro-mulgated a complete
set of regulations designed to select
the drafted armies of, the United
States "with the least inequality and
The rules are for 'the guidance of
the exemption and appellate boards
established throughout the nation to
handle the immepse work of the work.
The president's action today sets the
machinery in motion. A later procla
mation will set a date for the draft
and provide certain regulations for its
operation'. July 10 is the day most
spoken of at present as the date of
The regulations promulgated by the
president today fill a booklet of more
than 50 pages. In an accompanying
statement the president characterizes
them as "drawn with a view to the
needs and circumstances of the whole
"I admonish every member of every
local board and of every district board
of review," the president goes on,
"that their duty to their country re
quires an impartial and fearless per
formance of the delicate and difficult
duties intrusted to them. They should
remember as to each individual case
presented to them that they are called
upon to adjudicate the most'-sacred
rights of the .individual and to pre
serve untarnished the honor of the
The president's proclamation ex
empt the following classes of men
from service in arms:
1. Officers of the United States and
of the several states and territories
and the District of Columbia.
2. Regular ordained ministers of re
ligion and students of divinity prepar
ing for the ministry on May 18, 1917.
3. Persons already in the armed
e forces of the United States.
4. Alien enemies and all other
aliens who have not taken out their
5. County and municipal officers.
6. Custom house clerks.
7. Persons employed in transmis
?ion of United States mails.
8. Workmen in armories, gun fac
tories, arsenals and navy yards of the
- 9. Steamship pilots.
10. Mariners actually employed in
the sea service of the United States
or of any citizen o rfnerchant within
the United States.
NEWS TO REMAIN SECRET
No Information About 'Building of
Vessels Will Be Given Out Here
Washington, July 2.-As a military
policy no detailed information will be
made public hereafter regarding the
progress of the government's ship
~building programme. Heretofore it
has been the practice to announce the
award of contracts but Maj. Gen. Goe
thals, mr.,ager of the emergency fleet
corporation, saidl tonight that in the
future there would be no announce
ments of that character.
The fleet corporation already has
given contracts for more than 100
steel and wooden ships and in addi
tion for nearly 100 wvooden hulls and
in the near future it is expected the
total will be greatly increased.
Issu::nce of statistics regarding
-shipbuilding in the United States was
su~ipendled some time ago by the bu
reau of navigation, so that henceforth
there will be no detailed information
of the kind available (luring the wvar.
LF DERSIN , FOOD
JAEAD RIIOTS ARE PUNISHED
Copenhagen, JTuly 3.--Residents of
Stettin, Germany, appeared before the
military court Saturday to answer for
participation in the food riots on June
19 and 20. Thti testimony showed
that excited by rumors that merchants
were shipping potatoes abroad, great
crowdls, hostile to the merchants, at
tacked the police and plundered store}.
The ring leaders were sentenced to 18
~'months and a year Imprisonment, oth
ers receiving lighter or auspended son
I EXEMPION IN THE DRAFT
11. The following classes who are
sole support of dependent- relatives
Any 'married man whose wife o1
child is dependent upon him.
Any son of a widow dependent upor
Son of aged or infirm parent-or par.
ents dependent upon him.
Father of a motherles child or, chil
dren under 10 years of age, dependen1
Brother of a child or children unde1
16 years of age, who, or has, or have
neither father nor mother and is, o
are, dependent upon him.
Memers of well-recognized relig
ious sects, organized or existing May
18, 1917, whose creed forbids its
members to participate in war.
Moral delinquents. (This class in.
All to Appear.
Every citizen not a memb3r of the
definitely enumerated classes must, i:
drafted, appear, before the exemptior
boards. If he has a claim for ex
emption he must present it accom
panied by affidavits supporting his
The board will then determine his
The rules for the operation of th
draft will provide, it is understood
for an immediate physical examina
tion. If the conscript is found to be
unfitted physically for armed service
his case will be settled and in this
way the exemption boards will bc
-saved an immense amount of labor
It was stated today that 1,000,00(
persons wouldl be drawn i nthe first
draft. Each man drafted is to be giv
en a number by the local boards. The
numbers in serial progression will b<
forwarded to Washington. One mil.
lion such members will be drawn fron
the jury wheel in the office of th(
provost marshal general here. Army
officials want 625,000 nien from the
first draft. If it is found that 1,000,.
000 names are insufficient to secur<
the required number when the physi.
cal examinations and exemptions ar<
made, the government will keep or
drawing until the 625,000 are, secured
The second draft, if developments
make one necessary, will be mad<
from the residue.
Copies of the president's regula
tions have been forwarded to every
exemption board in the country. In
the meanwhile the executive is con
sidering names for the board of last
appeal to be established here. The
men sifted out as eligible for mili
tary service will be required to pre
sent themselves for service on Sep.
tember 1 and will be sent Immediately
to concentration camps for training.
ATHENS' NOTE TO BERLIN
Says Greece Felt Obliged to Break
Amsterdam, July 2.-According to
the North German Gazette, the Greek
charge de affairs at Berlin has handed
the German Government a staemient
similar to that dleliveredi to the Aus
trian Government at Vienna notifying
the German foreign office that Greece
felt herself obloged to break dliplo
matic relations with Germany.
BY GREEK SOLDI)ERS
Washington, July 2.-Greek lega
tion dlispatches today saidl there was
a rousting demonstration in Athens,
wvhen the garrison w-as administered
the oath of allegiance to the new re
gime. The trops headed at parade~ and
afterwvard there was~ a patriotic meet
ing, a memorial service at the cathe
dral and a p~opula r man ifestattion in
front of the residence of Premier
T1WO) GA LLANT SAlILORIS
Washington, .July 3.--Announce.
tnent was nade today of the oflicial
com mendlation by Secretary Daniels
of two sailors, one, George W. Parker,
boatswain mate, for coolnes and dis
patch exhibited (luring and after the
sinking of the oil steamer Vacuum by
a submarine, and Edw~ard Crosby, for
gallantry in jumping overboard from
the Wyoming's motor boat and resecu
ing a shipmate.
Parker's mother is Mrs. Emma D.
Parker, 507 Lee street, Norfolk. Cros
by's nearest relatives Ia given as his
grandmother, Mrs. 12mma E. Bradley,
156 Beard street, Brooklyn.
Russians ain Brilliant Victory
And Take Over 10,000 Prisoners
Besides Important Village Slavs Take
Strong Positions Southwest
QUIET ON OTHER FRONTS
Rome Reports Latest Attacks by
Austrians on 'rentino Have
Prisoners exceeding 10,000 and the
capture of the village of Koniuchy
and strongly fortified positions south
west of Brzezany are the first fruit
of the new offensive movement of the
Russian forces in East Galicia. North
of Koniuchy the Russians have at
tacked and fresh battles are in prog
The Russian artillery, long inactive
from lack of shells, played an import
ant part in the defeat of the Austro
Germans at Koniuchy. For- two (lays
a rain of iron was thrown into the
German positions and Berlin says of
ficially that they were turned into a
crater field. The Russians not only
carried three lines of German trenches
and Koniuchy, which was strongly
fortified, but also advanced to the
Koniuchy stream south of the vil
lage, which is on the Zlota Lipa river.
Around Brzezany the fighting was
most bitter and Berlin claims that
sixteen Russian divisions were thrown
forward. The Russians carried the
fortified Teuton positions at seyeral
points in the face of a disappearance
by Austro-Germai and Turkish
Minister of War Kerensky person
ally led the Russian Leveloff he says
that the offensive "proved to Russia
and the entire world its fidelity to
the revolutionary cause and its love
for liberty and country."
On the Western Front.
On the western front there has been
Jittle marked actively. Botth the
British and Germans have carried out
raids in the area around Lens and
northward. On the Aisno-the French
have gained a line of trenches from
the Germans after spirited fighting.
On the Trentino, south of Riva, the
Austrians have attacked Italian po
sitions between Lake Garda and the
Ledro valley. Rome reports that all
the Austrian efforts were checked by
The Greek destroyer Doxa, manned
by a French crew, has been destroyed
in the Mediterranean sea by an ex
plosion. Twenty-nine members of the
crew including all the officers were
Report from Petrograd.
Petrograd, July 2.-Russian ttroops
have captured Koniuchy, on the Gali
cian frone, together with 164 officers
and 8,400 men, the war office an
The number of prisoners, taken in
the various sectors on Sunday brings
the total up to more than 10,000.
Southwest of Brzezany the Russians
occupied strongly fortified positions
of the enemy.
Russian forces yesterday continuel
their offensive against the Turks in
the Caucasus. Russian cavalry pur
suedl the fleeing Turks and occupiedl
the village of Engidja, north of Lake
Deribar, andl also occupied the Tfur
kish stronghold of Kalamirivan,
southeast of the lake.
MINERS STRIKE FOR
MORIE PAY IN K ENTUCKY
Mad isonville, K~y., July 3.-Sixty
per cent of the 12,000 coal miners in
the western Kentucky dlistrict were
on strike last night to enfore deC
mandls fo an increased wage scale
and~ changed wvorking condlitions, unlion
officials asserted, though the call for
th~e strike does not become ellfective
until todlay. They assertedl a large
majority of those who remained at
work yesterday would not report '>-I
T1he mine wvorkers' leaders profess
confidence of their ability to close
dlown every mine in thin (district wvith
only one e'xception. Operators upon
the other hand are sur~e they wvill be
able to maintain a force sufficient to
operate their wvorkings.
GREEK D)ESTROYER~ SUNK
Vessel Manned by F'renchmnen Many
Paris, July 2.-The Greek dlestroyer
Doxa, manned by French officers andl
crew, has been blowvn up in the Medl
Iterranean. Twenty-nine men, includ
ingr all the officers, were l1s.
8roat lak s Conspirators
Planned to Destroy Shipping
Plot, Engineered by Germans, Re
sponsible for Recent Succession of
Washington, July 2.-Secret inves
tigation by government agents has
disclosed the existence of a great con
spiracy to destroy or hinder shipping
on the Great Lakes and thereby delay
the organizaton of American war
armies and check the flow of food
and munitions material from the west
ern States t othe Atlantic coast.
No conspirators have been captured
and the identity of none has been
made public, but it was learned to
day, that the State, navy and justice
departments are copperating to bring
the offenders to punishment, and the
Canadian government will be called
upon for help.
This plot, engineered by Germans,
assisted by sympathizing American
citizens, is believed to have been re
sponsible for the succession of "ac
cidents" to Lake shipping, especially
in the neighborhood of the Salt Ste
Marie canal, which began about a
month ago. The steamers Saxonta
and Pentacost Mitchell were sunk at
the mouth of the Soo river with the
evident intention of blocking the
channel. Then there was the sink
ing of the steamer Venetian Maid in
the Detroit river, with the loss of one
life, and later came an attempt to
dynamite the steamer Mackinac. The
Kasaga II was blown up and burned
and the Jay Dee III and the Niagara
had their machinery wrecked. All of
these vessels had been or were able
to be taken over by the navy depar -
ment and investigations have tende\l
to the conclusion that what were
believed to have been the cause of the
accidents were the acts of the con
spirators seeking to hamper the gov
ernment in the prosecution of the
The investigation has made it cer
tain that some of the acts of sabotage
committed upon American shipping
and disblacement of channel buoys
and tampering with canal locks have
been done by persons who found ref
ugs when pursued behind the numer
ous islands in the narrow waterways
on the Canadian side of the boundary.
Sardinia Home Demonstration Club
The Sardinia Home Demonstration
Club met in the beautiful grove at
the home of Mrs. J. II. Garland, June
29, 1917, for an "all (lay" demonstra
tion in canning and drying fruits and
Quite a number of Club members
and guests were present. Each lady
had prepared a light lunch in order
that no one would have to go home at
noon and thus lose time. In addi
tion to the lun~h ice tea was served.
Miss Richardson had with her a
number of samples of dried vegetables
which she had already been drying.
The demonstrations in drying were es
pecially interesting and instructive.
Recipes for canning were given by
Just after lunch with the Club
Members and friends aroundl the
grove a picture was taken.
During the afternoon many visit
ors called to see the dlemonstrations.
The (lay was wvell spent and we are
only sorry' all of our members could
not ha(ve been with uts.
(Miss) Lottie Wood, Sec.
Mrs. .J. N. McCord, Acting.
GIVEN CREITl FOR :3,732.
Columbia, July 2.--South Catrolina
is credlited by the war dlepartment
with 3,7:32 men on the number, which
under the se lective ser vice act, wvill
be called into national army. The
above figure is the number of men
w~ho have enlistedl in the National
Guard, regular army, coast artillery
and other indlependent untits except
the naval militia.
John E. Puekette, sectairy to the
G;overnor', explainted todlay that when
this State's allotment utnder the dIraft
act is dcided~ upon the wvar dlepart..
ment will credlit the State with 3,7:32,
which is the number enrolledl in prop)
er branches of the service on .July 1.
PRICE OF FLOUR HAS
DROPPED) ONE DOLLAR
Chicago, July 3.-A further dIropl in
the price of flour wvas announeced here
today, when family brands of spring
flour were cut $1 to $12 a barrel. This
is $5.80 a barrel below the high point
AMERICAN TROOPS RECEIVE
Battalion Arrives From Camp to
Parade in July 4
Paris, July 3.-A battalion of
American troops arrived in Paris this
morning to parade on July 4. The
Americans were greeted by widely en
thusiastic crowds which packed the
streets through which they marched
to Neully Barracks where they are
quartered. The officers are being en
tertained at the military club.
The Americans arrived at the Aust
erlitz station at 7:40 o'clock having
been 36 hours on the way from the
French port at which they disembark
ed. The soldiers were greeted by
representatives of the French and
American armies. The French Red
Cross provided refreshments and the
American Red Cross and Young Men's
Christian Associatiron also sent repre
sentatives to greet them.
Headed by their own band, the sol
diers, carying their rifles and field
packs, fell in and marched off to the
barracks. The crowds waved Ameri
can and French flags. Hundreds of
Americans were in the throng at the
As the troops swung through the
streets French girls pinned bouquets
and American flags on the soldiers
breasts. Flowers were scattered along
the route. The band played "Yankee
Doodle," "Dixie," "Marching through
Georgia" and other American airs.
CANS FOR CANNING
After considerable effort we found
that there were available ten thou
sand cans at Hartsville at a price of
live cents each crated. We have
bought them and placed them in the
hands of Mr. B. B. Breedin for dis
tribution at six cents each which we
estimate will cover freight, insur.
ance and other expenses.
Our thanks are due Mr. Breedin as
he makes no charge for distribution.
Also to the town authorities for
having the cans hauled for us free.
Also to the Bank of Manning who
loaned us $166.66, the Bank of Clar
endon who loaned us $166.66, the
Home Bank and Trust Co., who loan
el us $166.66 and the Peoples Bank
of Manning who loaned us $50.00. All
without profit or interest or other se
curity than the cans themselves. Any
small amount of profit that may be
left after the sale of the cans will be
used in the Demonstration Work.
It is a pleasure to have such hearty
cooperation from the business men of
Those dcsiring cans had best see
Mr. Breedin at once as probably no
more can be obtained when these are
Katherine M. Richardson,
P. H. Senn,
SAYS JAP~AN MAY SEND)
FLEET ,To ATLIANTIC
Tokia, July 2.-If necessary, Japan
may send a fleet to the Atlantic said
Tlomosaburo Kato, minister of the
navy, in the Diet todlay. The ministe~r
was rep~lying to criticism of the op)
position that the dispatch of .Japanese
warships to the Mediterranean was
not reqluiredl by the terms of the
Anglo-Japanese -alliance and was
merely for the benefit of the lEntente,
and not for .Japan.
M. Kato dleclared the govern ment.
was justified in cooperat ing with the
Allies to bring about the defeat of
FAIL 'TO ACiUEI ON
Quest ion of Itepresentation of
Negro Mlethod)(ists Proves
Tlraverse City, Mich., July :L.--The
conference of the commission on uni
fication of the Methodist church in
Amerien adjourned today. It was an
nlouncedl that the conference failed to
reach an agreement. The question of
whether the negro Methodists of the
South should have a scat in the law
miaking body of Methodism was the
issue which kept the branches of the
yhurch from an agreement, it is uin
The conferees wvill meet again on
January 23 in a Southern city not yet
Il[N$ OF FRENCH CAPITAL
French soldiers on leave grasped the
hand of the Americans and marched
Kissed by Maidens.
Several times groups of shop girls
on their way to work slipped through
the police lines and kissed the sol
diers, to their great embarrassment.
Now and then, an American voice
would be heard calling out "Hello,
boys," "Welcome to Paris," or "Good
luck." When the regimental colors
were carried past the men bared their
heads. The Americans were greatly
surprised to see a number of children
kneel in the street as the flag was
carried by. They were orphans from
an institution in the neighborhood.
The soldierly bearir:g of the men
impressed the observers. They were
lean and brown, and the new field
packs gave them quite a different ap
pearance from British or continental
Honor Ambulance Drivers.
Paris, July 3.-Four ambulance
drivers of the American field service
were decorated with the war cross by
Gen. Gourad at a review of the troops
at the front. They were Benjamin
F. Butler and John M. Grierson, Jr.,
of New York; Brownlee B. Gould, of
Toledo, and 11. Wynkoop Ribinkam,
Chicago. They were cited in army
orders for courage adi devotion in
taking away the wounded during a
MAY STILL CII LIQUOR
But Only Quart a Month, as Sledi
Columbia, July 2.-"Issue liquor
permits as heretofore, federal law
makes no change." The above tele
gram was sent today by Claud N.
Sapp, assistant Attorney General, to
J. E. Stewman, judge of probate; of
Lancaster county, with reference to
the effect of the Reed prohibition
amendment in this State.
Mr. Sapp explained today that the
provisions of the quart-a-month act,
under which in this State that amount
of alcoholic liquor per month may be
ordered for medicinal or sacramental
purposes, were unchanged by the fed
eral law, which went into effect on
July 1. The only effect of the law
is to make violation o fthe law a fed
eral as well as State offense. The in
itial penalty inflicted in the federal
court is $1,000 fine.
It is thought that the existence of a
federal statute with its relatively se
vere penalty will make prospective
applicants for liquor permits be very
sure that they are suffering from a
bona fide and recognizable illness.
RED CROSS ('OMMIl'EE
SENDS LETTER OF THANKS
.June 28, 1917.
Mr . Charilton DuiRant,
Amierican Red (Cross,
Manning, S. C.X
My Dear Mr. D~ufant:
On behalf of the War Council may
I ex press to you our earniest a ppre
(eiltion of t he v'alunable serv ices you
have rende~lredl as a leadler in thle War
F~unud Campai gn in l'outh Carolina.
Thle War' ( ouncil cannot directly
express'5 i apeia'( t iOll to ever'y person1
wh'lo haii rend~eredl service in thIiis great
miovemie it, but1 the suiccess of lhe
camlpaigni wo'uld lbe incomplete. were
we to fail to convey pe .nally our
regard for the splend id seiv es ..
dlered by the ipen and wonien of' ( ..
Te t angile results accrin fri
thiis campaign, great as t hey are, will
be less than the intangible heinefit,
.just us the ma terialI gifts arie sall
in conmparison with the giving of self.
It is the spirilt oif an army thIiat wins
battles and the spirait of our citizens
is what will d(eterinIle ourii country's
Again assuring you oif our appre
ciation, I r'emin,
Very cor'dianhy your,
AS(S F"OR MEETlING2
OF" A LUUHON SOCIETY
Columbia, ~July 3.-Governor Man
ning has calledl upon Dr. E. C. L.
Adamis, to call a meeting of the South
3arolina Audubon Society for the pur.
nose of nominatinjg some one for chief