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OLXXXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1918
In Flanders the British have pene
trated the outskirts of Lens, the fam
ous coal mining city of Northern
France. Further north in the Lys
salient they have taken Richebourg
St. Vaast and established themselves
on the lines of La Basse road and be
tween there and Estaires, having cap
4 tured the last named place. Steen
werck and Wulverghem also are in
British hands, and thus the great sal
ient is virtually wiped out.
From Flanders to Soissons the
British, French and American forces
are keeping up without cessation their
strong offensive tactics against the
Germans, who all along the battle
front are still giving ground, although
at certain points not without strong
resistance. Seemingly it is the full
realization of the perl he is in now
that is promptng the enemy to put
forth his every effort to avert com
Additional areas of territory which
long had been hled by the enemy hive
,been restored; many thousands of Ger
mans have been sent behind the liues
to swell the great throng ahlady
there in prison camps, and many of
the enemy's dead lying upon the bat
tlefield testify to his heavy casualties.
Retreating columns of the Germans
have been cut to pieces by the British
artillery from captured vantage
points, before which the enemy war
vbmpelled to pass unsheltered from
the fire of the British gunners.
From the region around Arras
southward to Peronne the British line
NO BREATHING TIME
Moment Huns Hesitate British Are
OFTEN CRUSHED BY TANKS
Everywhere Germans Seem to Be Re
lying Upon Execution by
' Machine Guns
With the British Armies in France,
Sept. .-Since the British began their
attack yesterday morning along the
Drocourt-Queant switch line the Ger
mans have not been given an instant
in which to collect themselves. They
hesitate for a thomenpt and British
troops are on top of them and pushing
In the towns'through which the
British advanced the ;ighting has
been most severe, the Germans firing
from behind cover and the British
swarming around them. In many in
stances the tanks charged into masses
of Germans who' were holding oi&
stubbornly and crushed them to pieces.
Reports from the fighting on the
lower end of the switch line indicated
that the Caandians were engaged in
fighting of the heaviest character in
the neigborhood of Buissy. Behind
te northern section of these positions
the Germans held out in the town of
Villers-Lez Cagnicourt until last ihight
when the place wvas stormed and cap
tdred. Throughout this zone the Br-it
ish t: .,ps are capturing large num
bers of prisoners.
OIn the extreme( Biritish Ileft stiff op)
position seemed to be developing this
morning. It is not be-heved these re
actions will be in any great strength,
however, for the attaci on the Hlin
dlenburg line itself- just to the south
of its junction with the Drocourt line
at Queant means that this stronghold
is in grave danger and that the Ger
mans can hardly allow their for-ces
there to sideslip and participate ini
fighting back of the lirocourt line.
(TIhe capture of Queant was official
ly reported by Field Marshal Hlaig in
a statemenit given out between~ I andI
2 p. m. in L ondon.)
While the opposition in thie southern
area of the principal British attack
seems to be diminishing only slightly
the vllage of Etaing, north of the
Arras-Cambrai road, has been comi
pietely cleared o fthe enemy and the
*British arj fighting well to the east
wardI of this town. To overcome the
opposition the British cannon have
been nmoved up to correspond with the
advance of the infantry, andl the tanks
andl the guns are now deluging the
G;erman rear areas wits shells.
Everywhere the Germans seem to be
ielying on machine guns and the
- rounid is hovered with them, grouped
has moved forward everywhere since
the famous Drocourt-Queant defense
line was overwhelmed and left in the
rear. Eastward of the Drocourt line
the British, are nearing the Canal du
Nord and Douai, Valenciennes and
Carnbrai have been further encroach
ed upon by English, Canadian and
Australian troops. East of Peronne
the - British line has been steadily
pushed forward. Numerous towns and
villages have fallen into the hands of
Field Marshal Haig's men, notable
among them, Queant, at the southern
end of the Drocourt-Queant line.
To the south the Frenchi along the
Canal du Nord are giving the enemy
no rest and gradually are blotting out
the rema:ning portio of the salient
north of Noyon, while on the Soissons
sector the French and Americans now
are in control of the entire ,plateau
dominating the Aisne, the Chemin Des
Dames and the roads to Laon and
Unofficial dispatches say that in the
region east and southeast of Arras
the Germans are retiring to a new
switch line running from Brebieres,
five miles southeast of Drocourt,
southward to Moeuvres, where it joins
the Hindenburg line near Graincourt.
If this should prove true the enw lie
already seems menaced, as Field Mar
shal Ilaig's men virtually are upon it
at Lecluse and Rumacourt, southeast
of Arras, and almost abreast of it
at Baralle three miles north of
in pockets and scattel-ed about singly.
Between Peronne and Bapaume the
woods of St. Pierre-Vaast
after being captured, are being
up by British forces.
laut-Allaines and additional high
kround astride the Cgnal du Nord
were capturel and held against se.r
eral vicious counter attacks. During
the intervals between counter attacks
the Australians made progress in the
area east of Peronne advancing stead
ily. Noe of the counter attacks had
the slightest success except for the
Australians who mowed down masses
of the enemy with machine gun fire.
There will be several large land
sales in Manning and Clarendon con
ducted by the Atlantic Coast Realty
Co. The Harvin tract which will be
sold on the 11th, is a very valuable
piece of property and near town. This
concern will also sell the Rhame prop
erty in Manning, and the Gnmble
lands at New Zion. There will be a
brass band and free lunch. Everybody
is invited to the sales. The Atlantic
Coast Realty Co. is a reliable corpora
tion and we have no doubt their sales
in Clarendon will be a success. Read
the big land ads in this issue.
The Junior Mission Band of the.
Presbyterian church will m ct Thurs
day afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. An in
teresting program is being arranged,
and every member is urged to be pres
On Tuesday the first consignment
of pure-bred Ilereford I leifers ar
ived at Carolina Stock lFarms, at For
eston, S. C. These cattle wvere on the
roadl 12 (lays bit arrived in excellent
condlition and so full of pep that the
aid of the entire ' '>pulation of For's
ton was e'nlist"ed before tney wer be
guiled in Lo the receiving pasture.
These hlerefords are from the fumn
aus S. M. S. Ranch in Texas. TIhis
'00,000 acre ranch specializes on the
production of feeders for the C'orni
Belt and has the reputation of ro
ducing the best cattle in th(e country.
Last year calves sold North from S.
M. S. Ranch and fattened topped the
Chicago market twenty-two times
and in the fat steer compn tion at
the Intern~iat::>nal took firs , seconrd,
third and fifth prizes.
ICarolina Stock Farrns has two cars
of fine Iliereford cowvs now onthe
rails, coming fromOkao .Thd
rectors pla n to give a i~arbecue abo~eut
September 18 to stock-holders and
The Pastim Theat re han opwee
regain and wvill run only on Mondays.
Wednesdaiys and Fridanys. We wil)
hiave nothing but high class pictures
clean in every resp:'ct. I appreciat'
your pas5t patronage and solicit it st il
on the grounds of better p~rodutction~ ini
the future, as I have booked for Mon
days and Fridays such stars as Viola
Dana, Frnneis X. Bushm:'n, Beverly
Bayne, Mr. and~ Mrs. Sidr.ewv Drew
Ethel Barrymore. and other noted
stars. On Wednesday' nights we will
run comed.ies in connectron with regu
mar programs. Any one wishing anm,
special picture, p lease inform me. 'I
will get same if p~ossiblee. Thanks.
CARY SMITH, Mgrr.
After Sept. 15th if yoi
off the list. Pay now
date it will be $2.00 C
THE COTTON CROP
Drought Cis )own Forecast Over 4,
NOW S'T'ANDS AT 11,137,000
Present 'rospects Gloomy for the
Second Largest Acreage
Washington, Sept. 3.-A disaster
unparalelled in the history of the cot
ton growing industry in the United
States has befallen the American cot
ton crop this year. As the result of
a severe drought in July and August,
the government's Septembe.r cotton
report, issued today, forecast the
prospective iproduction this year at
11.1:37,000, equivalent 500-libund
bales; 4,098,000 bales less than was
forecast at the beginning of the sea
Cotton growers planted this year
the second largest acreag2 en record,
r.nd prospects seemed bright for one
of the largest crops _ver grown.
Drought during .July, however, re
ducled the crop by 1,616,030 bales, and
dry weather in August caused the
greatest deteriol'ation ever recorded
in a single month, there being a de
cline of 17.9 points in the conditon on
August 25, as compared with July 25.
The entire cotton belt was affected,
but in Texas and Oklahoma and the
western part of the region it was
greater than in the ea.t. The extent
f the depreciation amouited to 2,482,
000 bales, reducing the prospective
prdouction to 11,137 bales. A crop of
that size would be slightly smaller
than those of the last three years.
Condition by States
Conditions of the crop by States;
Virginia, 84; North Carolina, 77;
South Carolina, 67; Georgia, 66; Flor
ida, 60; Alabama, 66; Mississippi, 67;
Louisiana, 63; Texas, 43; Arkansas.
52; Tennessee, 58; Missouri, 60; Okla
homa, 33; California, 92; Arizona, 96.
In a statement issued with the crop
report, the department of agriculture
"The past month was the most dis
astrous in its effect upon the cotton
crop that has ever been recorded, the
decline being 17.9 points, equivalent
to a depreciation of 24 per cent in one
month. The forecast of yield per acre,
1.1> pounds, is smaller than any yield
"A large acreage, however, permits
:t forecast of total production of 11,
217,000 bales, which is slightly smaller
tian the last three crops. The depre
eiatio was more or less general
hroughout the cotton belt, but great
er in the West (Texas and Oklahoma
especially) than in the East. The prin
cipai cause of the decline is extreme
drouth, but contributory causes are
boll weevil, red spider and rust."
G--EAT lIGII'' IN i'ROGlESS
.\mnericas Pound German P'osit ions
Ami-in~iT Headlquari'ers in Franlce.
Sept. 2.--A great fight has been ini
progress all day north and northbeast
oif Soissons. The Ge'rimias are defend..
rue the Pont Rouge lateaIu, north
eaist of Soissons, and the Laon rail
way with great vigor, as well as the
line on the right along the north bank
of the Aisne.
The Americas are bombarding the
German positions from the south and
west. T1he lines of the enemy for hours
have been a seething inferno of smoke
anid dlust. TIhie vilIlages he has been
h'd'ling are burning like vast torches
N i'l ER(OUS ARI(ESTlS 1AD)E
.\mlsterdalim, Sept. :1.--Thli ussiano
ni"wspapert' Pravda, says that numer
'us officers and niembiers of the social
revoltiona ry piarty have been arirest
ed at Mosco~w in connection with thie
a~ttempt to aseassinate Nikolai Lenine,
the Bolshevik premiier.
In connection with the assassination
it Petrogriad on August 31 of Moses5
Uritzty, the people's commissary for
home affairs, The Pravda~ says that.
nrumerous houses were searched. They
inrcludedr the building of the B"'tish
embassy, where an exchage of sunots
took place. Two p~ersonis 'ere killed
:>nle of them being' a Britisher, whose
identity has not vet hoen ('stnh
9 More Days
a are not paid in advance
and get it another year f
THE' NEW DRAFT LAW
With regard to the speculation now
going on as to the workinf of the new
draft law the Commercial Appeal
(Memphis) offers the following in..
formation which is probably correct.
There is much speculation as to the
practical workings of the new draft
law. Many men from 31 to 45 who
are n the midst of solid business ca
reers are beginning to shape their af
fairs so as to meet any demand that
may be made upon them. Men, prob
albly, who have wives and children feel
that they will he drafted.
The regulations have not yet been
made pubhc, but those familiar with
the workings of the present draft law
feel that a large number of men will
not be secured from those in advanced
The bachelor, without dependents,
who has led a life of leisure, will prob.
ably go in class one.
A married man wihtout children,
whose income is from sources that do
not retiuir his labor or attention, and
who has an adequate income for the
support of his wife will i!so go in
class one. But the marrie d man with
out children, who is in an established
business, and whose presence is nec
essary to that business, will probably
go in class two.
Men with wives and children will
most of them go in class tour.
If1 a man is well started in a busi
ness career and is around 3-5 years of
age, or if he has bought and partially
paid for his farm, it will be great
hardship to send that man to the
army. ith the probability of his prop
erty being greatly impaired, such a
man, on his return after the war,
would! find it hard to recover.
The bulk of the army will come
from the young men.
In the coming draft the boards will
recognize the necessity of keeping
the business going and in keeping the
farms and factories going. The army
must be supported, after all, by the
civilians. One thing the draft does
impress is teh necessity of every able
bodied ma doing useful work and do
ing that work evrey day in the week.
NOTI:E OF PHRI1 RY ,EllCTION
Pursuant to te Rules of the Demo
cratic Party, and in accordance with a
resolution of the County Executive
Committee, adopted at a regular
meeting held on the 29th (lay of Sep
tember, 1918, notice is hereby given
that a second primary election will
lI held on Tuesday, September 10,
1918, at which the following county
ticket will he voted.
For State Senate
Charlton Du Rant.
.1. W. Widt-man
For Clerk of Court
For State Senate:
For Clerk of Court:
J. B. Cantey
Jos. S. Dickson
For Judge of Probate:
Thomas M. Kennedy
J. M. Windham
For .lMagistrate at Manning
To be voted for at the Clareindon,
lann ing, Mlanning F'armers' P lat
form, Bloomvi e and Jordana Clubis.
The election wvill b~e condluctedl un
ler the same roles andrglt osa
the first primary. The sa me managers
S. OL.IVER O'B3RYAN,
F. P. 11U1RGESS, C'ounty (Cha irman.
Sec ret ary.
Alanning, S. C.,
September 3i, 1918.
JHONE DRY HIIIA)(KED AGAIN
Leaders Explect Senate to A ca Tloday,
Washington, SepJt. :1.- - I, inalI voite oni
the emergenc'y agricultural appropria,
tion bill, with its rider for nationa;
prohibitioni next .July, was blocked in
the senate again today biy discuass in
if appropriatioins deIs ignied to st iimu
late farm piroduct ion. I .eaders, how -
'ver', were confidenit that the mea~sure
would( be dlispoidsed (if toimorroiw.
IPractical liy the ent ire day was
pent in debat ing aind vot inig oin an
(menidment by Senator Ke'nyonu, of
loiwa, Republican, to eliminate appro
piriat ions atggregat ing $i600,000 for
he stimulation of the production of
)Ceef cauttle, p)ork, poultr'y andi~ sheep
md "for miaking cottage chee'se ont the
rm'i." Tlhe amendlment as voted o
.iy sections ,andl after' all the other
Ietions had beeni voted down Senato~r
Kenyon withdrewv that relating to coit
atge cheese. Th is pr'ovis ion, however,
vas later strIcken from the bill.
to Pay Up
your name comes
or $1.50. After that
NOTICE TO THOSE VO
HAVE TO REISTER
Notice is hereby given that all per
sons who have reached the age of 18
years and who have not reached .16
years of age will be required to regis
ter on Thursday, September the 12th,
1918, except those who registered on
June 5, 1917, .June b, 1918 aid Aug.
There will be one place of registra
timi in encli reinnective township
which will be at the usual votin
place. Re-istration will be in cha r' e
of tie followi n-.r legistrars:
Fulton at Pinewood
L. A. Graham.
It. A. Lawrene'.
Calvary at hodges Corner
E. C.Gedddin'- .
P. B. Hodge.
I eslie Tind-W.
Friendshiip at Panola
C. WV. Brown.
F. Ii. Belser.
.1. B. Ilarvin.
Santee at .Jordan
C. F. IRawlinson.
W\. 0. Hendlerson.
St. Marks at. i)uffv's Store
(. G. Frierson.
C. W. Thames.
1. R. Thames.
Concord at. Suninerton
11. A. Rtichbojurg.
II. P. Troy.
St. James at Cross !toads
Jeff M. Davis.
.1. E. Rowe.
I. Y. Eadon.
Sammy Swan) at I'axville
G. 11. Curtis.
B. W. Hlolladay.
P. A. Ilodge.
Manning at Court House
(Grand Jury Room)
'lembers of 1.ocal Board.
Mt. Zion at Wilson
It. .\ .Johnson.
E. C. Coskrey.
Brewington at Foreston
J. C. Johnson.
C. S. Land.
I'lowden's .\Mill at Alcolu
L. 11. Jones.
J. L. Talbert.
J. G. Bagnal.
harmony at ('handlers
\1. B. Hludnal.
J1. 1). Daniels.
Midway at Barrows Mill
John J1. Epp'..
If. 31i. .\cIntosh.
Edgar P'. t'pp.
New Zion at New Zion
.1. 11. Hardy.
S. E. Aleladdin.
Douglas at Turbeville
T. If. Coker.
W. .1. Huddin.
W. .1. lurheville.
Sandy Grove tat MeFaddin's Store
it. E. Smith.
St. P'aul at St. Paul
WX. D. Aisbirooks.
D). C. .llason.
(%E( IfS G AIN ING CON'lIU JL
Coinplet e Order itestored Soulth From
V'ladivos.tok, A-ug'. 29. Thle first aui
t htic infrtomait ion receiv'.ed in seve'rail
wee'ks from I rkuts k is t hatI the Siberi -
an piJrov'isitonal gxove rnmelnt cointrols)
the southIifromi thew river Volga toi
Lake iBalka I andt is in cooperti tion 'v ith
lhe (Czecho-Slovak t forices. Com plete(
irderi has been1 ire Itor.' in t hat reg ion.
A' ltussiani division has bnein formed
and it )5is peratin in cl) s (' con (lijune
ion w.'ith thle Czechr- Slovaks.
OIperat ions ahong the Umssur'i river
firont on the Al a nburin bor'der have
been'i iet ardeItr by the restruttion '
bridlges and tracks by the r''etet ing:
'irnem. TIhe ra ilrr.dIs are . nv re
built. TIhie situation) is repiorte In tb
\OICE TO GOTiTON GitOW ElM
A mled in- of the (larendon ('otton
Marketing Association is called for
-at urdaiy afIternoon, Sepitembei'r 7, at
I o'clock at the Court hlouse, to dis
-uss t he Cotton Setud Situation. We
itope to hiavt Mir. T. B. Thhac'kston.,
state Organizer with us. Let every
-otton growver in the county who is
interestedl in better pirices for tottoji
omne to this meeting.
PRUSSIAN GUARDS LI[
D[AD IN HEAPS
Some of Hest. Hun Divisions tised lip
Air Squadrons Also Contribute Large
ly in Shattering Assaulting
With the French Armi s in the
Field. Noon. September a.---The bat
te for the, plateau north of Soissoiis
has used up some of the best divisions
remaining in the German army. Yes
terday's fightingi between ( recy-aui
Mont and ILeuilly and between .uvig
ny and 'erny wa: particularly severe.
This was evidenced this nwirning by
the field being strewn with the s<a:lo
e' the 'russian Guards. 'I'hey are piled
one onil top of the other ir, some
trenches, and long lines of t h em sL(om'
where the guards counter atathkei
five timers in a vai neffort to stem th
tide of battle.
Each one of these efforts awiied
largely to the losses of the Prussians
in woundetl as well as in dead. Mare
than 1,2U00 Germans were sent to he
rear in the course of the hat tle.
Tanks and Planes
Both tanks and air squadrons cim
tributed to the rout of the guards.
Aviators flying low over the fidhl met
the attacking forces with a galliig
machinc gun fire ail pursued :he
shattered lines as they retired.
Tanks drove into the enemy's 1 es
shelling the assaulting waves and
opening big gaps in the German lines
South of Leuilly French miourtain
troops crossed the ravine of Fontaine
St. Remy and took the St. Remy
hermitage, giving the French a edid
hold on the plateau leading to haf.
faux and the road from the hermin:ge
"On the left of the line of the .tt
tack, the French troops, wide: ng
their bridgehead north of the AiIU'te
took the wood just west of Ccey.
Le-Chateau and gained a footit:. in
the woods west of Nogent Mill. whicl
horders the road from ('hauny to Tir.
ny-Sornv. These successes make sri
ous inroads on the line of defense Yatet
of the Ailette and on the plateau -bat
the German troops Were orderi to
hold at any cost. The first line e' r.he
defense of the piateau now is ent ly
in French hands anl breahes Lave
been made in the second line.
Soissons gets more elbow roon: 5
result of these operations ain The
river Ailette, with is form idable ic
fense works, is entirely held by ' en.
langin as far south as the ('h:..:av.
Terny-Surny road, while the th
bank is dominated to the region h
The French now are only five 60:
from the lits' they held beforL :.he
German adv.Ate across the the:'rins
I)es IDmes, and the enemy has aly
a narrow margin of fight ig ier :dn
getw 'een his present line and hte
denbuhlrp position atlln, the edge ,, ite
foriesitiof St. Goihaini.
.\Il IRAIIDS ON Tlill IiNE
htr it ish Inditependent Squatdrolls ii-op
lonis of ltiimbs
'lepiiendit air* force wvithini t pa 2.t.
hiouris has dr'opped' fifteun torn of
the Rh ins' pro'vinces.
lThree' raidls w.ere madet i the iur..
man ai rromit at lluehl. Thiree [an.
gars wvere dlemoilishied anid direct 1;t
were obtained oiinmany ofthers.
The rauilwvay at Eaan ig, four t
nosrtheasst of~ Trvis, wVere ati:.
from heihts of i'.91( feet monl . e
hisob sored a d irect hit.
At Saarbsroecke, fortyv miless --
ast f'ITreves5, ft.!he Hrbh 'V 2$
:Vl ai ws weri homhjieti.
G. EhH.\ A NS 1)1811,1,1 -SIO N IE.'
Sw iss (itizen Says Greatt t'prisin,
P'aris, Sept. :. A di2.patchi !: .m
IHernle, Switzerlandr, to Ie :\at in
quolites a psrominent Swiss (if izen ,i
ing from Ger'nmy ias declaring to
iln the last SIX weeks a firmnsidable i
illuio tn has swepjt over Germani~lIiy .If
the G;ermian miilitary situoat ion e
not iminprove, the in forimat fin' ,:
troublle that may surpa':s the ac', -
the Bolsviki in IRussia mier:ice- the.