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-o. XXXVIII MA NNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1918
HUNS IN GRAVE
, V'sition in Which Allies Hold Enemy
Filled With Possibilities
,ENEMY STILL GIVES GROUND
Soldiers of Petain Push Eastward To
ward Oise With Flanks Near St.
' Quentin and La Fere-Franco
Americans Make Headway in
Movement for Conquest of
St. Gobain Forest-Brit
ish Near Armentieres
The critical military positions cf
he Germans from the region west of
Cambrai southward to the St. Gobain
massif and around this strong bastion
estward to the territory orth and
stheast of Soissons continues to
Wd the eyes of the world.
For teh moment the tactical maneu
vers of the belligerents in Artois anI
'Flanders as well as eastward of Sois
sons into Champagne, although they
are still of the greatest import, eces
sarily continue to take second ph!ic in
interest to those sectors which are
filled with mometous possibilities,
where a successful move by the allies
may bring a quick change in the en
tire- German battle front, or, on the
contrary, a determined stand by the
enemy with the large reinforcemenIts
in man and gun power he is known to
have assembled may result, for a time
at least, i a stalemate in the game
which is being played by the allies
to crack the already demoralized Ger
The heavy rains of t\e past few
days haveturned lowlands throughout
the fighting zones into quagmires,
but on those sectors of the high
ground between Cambrai and Soissens
.the storms have not kept the British
and French armies from moving for.
tward. Nor have they served to lessen
the strength of the enemy's resi -
N. .r Cauzacourt and Havrincourt
the British have pressed on a little
MCI TO BE CALLED
FIRST FOR SERVICE
Crowder Issues Statement for New
Washington, Sept. 10.-Youths of
19 and 20 years and men between the
ages of 32 and 36, inclusive, who reg
ister Thursday will first b called to
the -colors. Provost Marshal Geenral
Crowder announced today and until
the supply of available fighting ma
terial in their ranks has bcen ex
hausted older men will not be induct.
ed into service.
Questionnaires will go out first to
registrants of those ages adn local
boards have, been ordered to proceed
with their speedy classification so that
some of them may be called in Octo
Crowder Asks Help
Pftinting out that in classifying men
above the ages of 31 the army draft
would be "attacking the country's
econpmic life and entering an unex
plored field," General Crowder in a
public statement to all employers and
indlustrial' representatives besought
their aid in applying the plas of in..
dlustrial deferments so that the "main
tenance of the military establishment
of the national interest dur~ng the
emergency'' may not be interfered
Hefcre issuing his aipejal, General
Crowder had again pointed1 out that
in estimates of experts the war (de
partment could expct to draw from
the c'lasses above 31 only 60l ,000 men
physically fit for military service and
not entitled to deferred classification
on the grounds of dependency or oe
cup~ation. ile also said that men of
19 and1( 20 calledI were entitled to ad..
mission to the students' training corps
at the 400 secondary schools wvith
which the war departments had made
contracts, but add~edi that this corps5
would number 150,000 men, while
over 3,000,000 youths belowv 21 will
register Thursday. Methods of seleet
ing those to be inducted into military
service, and edIuucational training
corps, he said, were the concern of
other branches of the administration.
......-..Appeals to Employers ......
General Crowder asks employersi to
study7 their plants and industry to 'sin
gen out :enllv indispensable indlvidu
farther toward Cambrai, in the for
mer region after having put . down
counterattacks by the Germans who
endeavored to reclaim the high
ground won by the British in Sundays
fighting. To the south the French
fromn the district west of St. Quentio
southwaird to the western side of the
St. Gobain forest have pushed east
ward toward the Oise, which they are
virtually upon all along this frwt,
!th the;r flanks now resting dang r
,ously near both St. Quentin and La
F ire. St. Quentin now stands only a
little more than three miles away
while La Fere is so closely encroached
upon from the west and outflanked
from tile north that seemingly it soon
The maneuveis of the French have
added materially to their program of
turning the St. Gobain forest from the
west and. also the capture of St. Quen
tin, and the French and Americans
who are fighting shoulder to shoulder
northeats of Soissons continue to car
ry out successfully a co-related -mnov e
ment having the conquest of the St.
Gobain forest in view and aiso the
outflanking of the German positions
to the east. In their latest endeavors
the Franco-American forces ha.
made some sligt progress i. the fat e
of the extremely stubborn resistance
of the enemy. Likewise, in the sector
east of Soissons, the French and
Americans have gained additional
ground between the Vesle and Aisne
Far to the north the British noy
are so nearly upon Armgntieres that a
few more strides forward seemmigly
will place them in a position to naike
the one time cotton spinning th-r.
for the asking. La Basso also daily is
being brought nearer in this genera]
movement, which apparently has as
its ultimate objective the recapture of
Lille, and possibly the eventual fall
ing back of the German line north
ward to Belgium.
als ,and to study the conditions of de
ferment as provided in the regaa
tions, mentioning the possibility of
"training substitutes and the availa
bility of women workers." ie dis.
cussed the figures of thc last draft
and said that th enumber of Class 3
registrants under it amounted to on
ly 6 per cent of the population.
Cessation of enlistments, G( -feral
Crowder said, will protect indistry
aaginst irregular and uncontroll:.bie
sources of derangement , but throw
much responsibility on the drr:t rma
chinery, and he asked rmploycrs :m.!
induatrial representativ"s to 'hare
that responsibility with :in.
General Crowder today r.lso 6:sued
a request to editors of morning news.
papers that they publish this legend
on the first page of their papers to
"Provost Marshal General Crowder
says: 'I want every flag flying and
every band playing on res'istrationt
OF NEW YORK HANE
New York, Sept. 10-Wall street
precedlent was shatteredl today by the
announcemni(It that Miss Lil) an G.
.Jones has been appointed cat-hier of
the Bank of Cuba, the New York
branch of the National Hank ot (Coba,
replacing a draftedl man. She P. New
York's first wvoman b~ank cashwer.
Miss Jones, who is not yet 30u, tar'
pirecedent wasI shattered today by the
stenogra pher. Officials of( b I
say she is an expert in fore-i ex
change, one of the most intrk-ate
bra~ches of banking and this branx:-h
of the flank of Cuba's bousmeass,
amounting to .$400,000,000 a yeai will
be undler her control.
And The Times goes to
fice will be open Saturday n
receive subscriptions at the
year. Come in before that. 1
per year. The government
send the paper to a subscril
advance. Look at your date
see how' you stand. If you a
and pay. If you do not do t
paper next week, you will
been cut off.
We have a great deal <
on our list. This money belor
have it. We need it. We dor
body, but we will have it 1
they are not paid in advanc
CAR TOPPLES OVER -.
AND MANY ARE IURT
Trolley Accident in Savannah Results
In Injuries to Fifty or
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10.-A suburb
.an trolley car of the Savannah Elec
tric Company, running between Sa
vannah and the Isle of Hope, turned
over while turning from Fiftieth St.,
1:o Abercorn St. tomlgni.t and 50 of
mnore persons are reported injured.
The full record of the injured is not
available, because a number of per
sons were released from the wreck -
and taken to their homes before their for
names could be procured. While it to
has been reported that several are Ex,
tilled, udertakers, physicians and the ad(
Volice have recorded no fatalities.- The
'<ar carried from (10 to 80 passegers. me
It. is said that a new motorman ap- it
proached the curve at considerable ma
speed and the car swayed over on its W<
side with a crash. It was necessary tru
to cut away parts of the car to ex- but
tricate a number of the injured. It 1
was stated. late tonight that while en(
I ere were a number of persons with obl
b oken arms and legs no one was wa
killed in the wreck.,
BILIIO TURNED DOWN 1for
FOR CONGRESS SEAT for
Gowernor of Mississippi Beaten in
Democratic Primary by Judge
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 10.-Early re
turns from the Sixth Congressional Ott
District indicate the nomination in to
lay's second primary of Judge Paul
Johcon of Hattiesbur.. over Gov.
"heodore G. Bilbo, of Popularville, by
a substantial majority. The nominee
will succeed Congressman Pat liar
rison, recently nominated for United ui
:states senator over .Janes K. Varda- a
Returns received here from the first tf
Mississippi congresisonal district indi- th
'nth was nominated over J. E. NU 7
':ate Representative Cadler of Corinth twe
was nominated over J. E. Rankin of he
Tupelo by about 1,500 votes in' the to
second Democratic primary toady. Bel
WRECK KILLS TIWELVE . the
Eighteen Others. Injured in Collision po"
Alliance, Neb., Sept. 10.--T-'w8elve tiort
pteople were k illedh and I8 injuredl cur
whien llurlington traini No. '13, wvest -A
bound, was wreckted se'ven mniles west faci
of here this a fternoon. Thel passenger the
train ran chad on into ai work trin, tr.t'
l~elescoping te first, two cars. of1 the tdten
assenger tr~ain. All of the dead an tof
injuredl were in the second coacnth. pe
W -S- ...trow
AES TIIAN WOM EN sith
RIOTl AG AINST1 WAR T
Ma ~ke V'iolenit Protest at D~epartuore beei
of Me nto Frot mor0
--- to I
London, Sept. 1 0.--The continued pe
advance of the Entente Allies on the to b:
bat tle front in France is making a diet
profoundl implression on Austria-Hun
.ary, according to a dIisp~atc~h front g i
urich to The Evening Stare. The re
cent dleparture oft Austrian troops
from Vienna caused riotous seces in
the Austrian capital. AuIs
Thousands of agry women, the dlis
patch says, raided the railway stations
protesting against the departure of A
the men.- chi
London, Sept. 1(0.- topular confi- tive
dence is totterig," and "we may wvin" Aus
are significant phrases made in a an
speech at Dresden on Monday by pap
Count von Vitzhum d'Eekstadt. the nat
$2.00 per year. Our of
ight until 11 o'clock to
old rate of $1.50 per
ime and save 50 cents
says that we cannot
ber who is not paid in
label on the paper and
re in arrears, come in
is and do not get your
know that you have
if money standing out
gs to us and we should
1't want to cut off any
to do on Sept. 15th if
eign minister .f Saxony, according
a dispatch from Amsterdam to the
:hange Telegraph Company. Ile
The more we speak of peace the
ans of success have plunged him
> a kind of warlike folly' which
kes conciliation impossible. * * *
must therefore hold out. We can
st the army and the high command,
.popular confidence is tottering.
y ? Because Germany having no
'my in the Fatherland, becomes too
ivious of the risks incidental to
We must deal more enrgetically
h enemy agents in our midst, put
th all our strength into the war and
get our differences. Then we may
RI: AND BULGAR
IOW OVER SPOILS
oman Govertnment Apparently De
termined to Claim Territory
Neither Country Will Get
Vashington, Sept. 10.-Information
ched here today from a source
ally reliable that Turkey has sent
irge force to the Bulgarian border
re trouble is brewing over division
territorial spoils of war between
se two allies of Germany.
he possibility of open conflict be
en Turkey and Bulgaria is watched
e with great interest and is known
be causing serious misgivings at
he revolutiona ry spirit is rife in
Bulgarian army and among the
Iian population, accord ig to re
ts. Tlhe Bulgarians wanit moure ter
ry anrd are said to be dete rm inled
eeure all of Serbia ail even a por'
of Austria. They already have se
d( a stri p off Northern TIurkey.
nother cause for udissension is the
that wvhen Bulgaria was awarded
Doibrudja in the Itou man ian peace
I yi dict ated by Ge;trmainyP, TIu rkey
amrled the cession ofi that poirt ion
its nor'thern territory, that hard
'ioiusly been giv'en Bulgaria as a
ardi for entering the war on the
of the cenitralI powere.
he recent resigna tion of P reier
oslav, of Hulgarvia is sa id toi ha vi
i used by hiis inability to securei
e territory, and his uinwillIines
etray lse .Antral pmowe'rs. Th' e new
n ier, L . Man inoff, is helijevedf here
e a figur~lhead, wh i wvill accept thie
ition of' Germany.
PEACE lDISC(' SION
triani F'oreign Minister Suggesits
Helligerents Exchange Vie'ws
materdamni, Sept. 10.-A n ex..
ige of views between the (Central
ers andl the Eentente was tenta
ly suggested by Baron Burian, the
bro-Hlungarian foreign miniister, in
iddress to viisting German news
r men, according to a vienna dis
Tours, France, 8-20-18.
Your letter dated July 23rd received
today. Boy, you cannot imagine how
good it made me feel to receive it. It
was interesting from beginning to
end appreciated more than I can say.
You say I never mentioned anything
about receiving letters from you. Your
letter of July 23rd is the third re
ceived from you to date. If I failed
to mention it before it was because of
an oversight. Will be more careful
Looked through the records today
trying to locate a record of hlarry
Riff's arrival. Was unsuccessful.
Think it because of the short time
he has been here. Will make another
effort soon. In the meantime wil)
write to the address given me. Gee!
but it would be great to see the old
boy once more. It would act like a
strong stimulant. Would imagine my
self back in the States. I do that very
often anyway, but when I awake and
find that it was all a dream, I take a
deep sigh, stretch myself, and go to
work with a determination stronger
than ever. The resolve and thought
that some day conditions will be more
prospective bolsters me up, and
strengthens my resolution to buckle
down and see it through.
You say Bennie has entered a
clerks' school. That's fine. Maybe
eventually he will be sent to The Cen
tral Records Office. Wouldn't that
be great ? I would be willing to stay
here for life if he was sent here. The
boucoup good times we would have
together would make the 'her fellows
blue with envy. Suppose Den, Harry
and I were all together. Oh, Boy! but
wouldn't that be the stuff? Guess I
had better ring off of that, am get
Morris your spirit of backing the
boys to the limit is splendid. As long
as the folks back home are behind
us, no obstacles are too great to over
come. We're in this to see it through,
and by all that's good and holy there's
no shirking on the part of the boys
over here. At times it se'*ms hard,
and is hard, but with the thought ever
present that some day we will reap a
just reward, we grind day in and day
out with never a murmur of dissent.
Of course, there is a little growling
and grumbling among ourselves at
times, but it is only natural among a
crowd of stags. All want the war
over with but not until we are assured
of a just and durable peace. That bar
barian among nations mu ust not again
be permitted to roam at large anl
cause suffering and agony to fall up
on more civilized and humane nations.
Guess you folks are reading with
pride of what the American boys are
A-ecomplishing on the hattlefield. Al
though we boys behind the lines do
not share the glory of the boys at
the front, we are none the less proud
of what, they are doing, and our chest
bulges out when we thing of that
great coiuntry from wvhichi we camie.
Never wats I more proud to be an
American citizen thain I aim to'day.
Ohd Scout, I've' seeni onlyi twVo, yet I
firimly believe we are cit izenis of th.
COTTON P'RICE IIXING
hfANGING IN IIAI,.NCIE
SoutIhern Senators I leaded by l'. I).
Sm ithI, P~resent Object ions toi
War Industries lioard
Wa~:shmi ngton, Sept. i0. -, outherni
<enato(rs who Oppoise any, govern iment
al acti 10iutward fixiing the price ofi
-ottoni presenitedl the r ease to C'hair.
ma iil niauch of the war indu'ustriies
3oard today. Mi. lsaruich piromised t
ion fer wvithI the sena~itors agini a fteri
le had anm opmportuniit y to dIiscuss thei
matter with lis associates of the
It wvas atgreedl that o anniioncememli
tvould he miade on t he s ubject util
1 fter a second coniferenice bet wie .\lt.~
lI auch andI the senators.
Senator Smith of South Iia rolina.
;pokesnumn for the seinators. made1 the
"Mr. Biaruch met wvIh the rep re
en'itaitives of the cotton podtIucinug
staites4 according to 4)11t apimient. A f.
Ler a full coference, ini which all
>hases of the subject were discussed
twas agreedI that Mr. Haruch wvas to
cay the letter before his associates
mnd confer with us again.''
The war industries board an nou ncedl
recently that appointment of a con..
greatest nation on earth. Why, we're
so far ahead, of this country there iv
simply no comparison. I didn't really
appreciate the many convenI'inces af
forded uts in the States until I reachen
France. To compare the two countries
would be like comparing ameriea of
fifty years ago with the America of
today. While we're travelind like a
young rabbit this country travels lik.,
a snail. The people are fine and 'h.
country beautiful, but that's a)1. 'Jt.
live today as they did yesterdny seMms
to be their sole ambition. I.et. us hope
after the war conditions will improve.
Morris, I appreciate highly your
kind and cheerful remarks. It is good
to know that though you are absert..
your friends still bear you in mins
Though far away, a stranger in >.
strange land, my thoughts often roar.
back to the happy lays I spent while
an employee of The New Idea Co. Let
us hopc before many days pass, we
can all get together in a grand re
union. We will celebrate the first
night by indulging in a seven handed
"sociable." What do you say ? Don't.
you think that would be quite the
proper thing to do? Oh, for a return
of the days gone but not. forgottena'
'T'hose were the happy days! I oftex
wonder if they will ever te again.
By the way, died Ben receive a let.
ter from me? You refer to publishing
two letters. )o not know whether you
manl two from me, or one from Ben
and one from me. L.et me know about
this. If the one written by Ben was
published, would like to get a copy of
the paper it was published in, if pos.
sible. Reading The Times is surely an
interesting and rare pastime on this
side of the water. It carries me back
to the days of yore.
Must close now. Let me hear from
you as often as possible.. I knoit yoc
are a busy man, but have iiercy or
"Ilachel" who is; far away.
Give my regards to all the folks it
the store. Extend my thanks to Dui
for the few words he wrote. Sav te
him that all favors are gratefully' :y,
With sintcere regards to you and
yours, and trusting to hear from you
again real soon, I relain, as ever,
)o not know to whom I am indeted
for the courtesy, but I rec eive(l toiav
a copy of The Manning Times dated
.Iuly 3rd. It matters little who the
kind sender is, for I thank him sin.
cerely, whoever he might be. It wat
welcomed with open arms and rvaI
through and through, including adver
tisemnts. There wee many ite(n of
interest in the personal cfolumr. I el
Joyedl thlem all.
Pvt. llarry Levin&,s
('o. I). Ildgrs. Tin. A. I. O. 717.
A merican E. I". l' ralace.
. Al gl to note the rapid
"rowth of your boy., 1u.ha..ius
causef to teel proud. There maust bc- no
warV for himff. I is g(enera t iln should
mfissio Il to invest i fttath (ottoll sit
ato 20fwas pflannedi withI a vie'w of
maiklig r'ecommflenldat ions towan
staibiliza t ion1, ofpice.s. P'-ot esfx F
all1 over thle (ottIon helt resuolted, the
id as~ I ilOve towardfis prli' fixi
fN~ill)FEl) IN N ~IalHER
D epartmIfentI AnnounfI lces Selectkfio
folleges for Studenmts' Armni
WXashfinfgton. Sept. If,. Names of
4201ddit iona2l (college~ wichel have her4
authlorized by the war d eparItmlenit toC
o(rganliz/e untits of thle Mfdents' armag
trhlifng canipsl jil (ietober wer-e e.
niounced todlay. The Sout hern colleL'(
imehlade Citadel, Chlarleston, S. (X an
Ersk ifn (C(Ilege. IDue WVest, S. (.
WA IIl.11,ERS i WI'
New York . Sept. Itt.- EdXwar d ( -f'
tier and h1 iis miechagnician, ca rryinfg
maitil by airpllanie from (Chicalgo to Bfel -
mont Par k, fell with their mchine at
IIicksville, L.. I., itt il o'clock tonlight.
Both mefn were' injured and taken to
a hernpital a~t Minrina