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VOL. XXXVIII MANNING S C., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 1918 2
ALLIES GIVING NO REST
TO THE ENEMY FORCES
South From the Omignon River Gen.
Haig's Army Has Swept
Forward and Taken 800
SMASHING BLOWS IN EAST
Capture of Prilep by French Indicates
Allies Moving Swiftly to Prevent
Junction of Separated Armies
In both Macedonia and Palestine
the Entente Allied forces are giving
the already badly beaten Bulgarians,
Germans and Turks no rest, while in
France the British and Fiench are
continuing to draw thei rnet more
closei, about St. Quentin and the re
maining clements of the Hindenburg
line in this immediate region.
In Macedonia the situation of the
Bulgarians and Germane daily grows
more critical as the Allied forces
steadily maintain their pressur3
against them. In Turkey the latest
operations of the Briti<:b and Arab
tribesmen friendly to the Allied caansr
seemingly forecast the complete tic
struction or capture of the Ottoman
'troops in Palestine on both sides of
the River Jordan.
All But Enveloped
St. Quentin, through th. latest ad
vances of the Brit;sh and French, is
all but enveloped, and to the north
the streng cnemy line protecting Cam
orai has been further encroached upon
by Field Marshal Haig's mien.
Un a hundred-mile front in Mace
Lake Doiran the entirr Entente armies
donia in the region of Monastir to
have pressed further forward against
the demoralized Bulgarians and Ger
mans, whose reinforcements have not
been able to stiffen the lin. for a face
about. North of Monastir the import
ant strategic position of Prilep has
been occ'upied, thus giving control of
the nmr- 'rous roadd radiating from it
to .A /rench cavalry.
In the center the Serbians have
pushed their wedge further in between
the enemy's western and eastern
armis, while on the extreme eastern
fldnk the British and Greeks have ad
vanced along both sides of the Vardar
to a depth averaging about ten miles,
over a front of twenty miles. No
where are the Entente commanders
permitting the Bulgarians and Ger
mans to lose contact with the advanc
ing 'roops who are harassing them
vigorously. So badly has the hundred
mile line been nenetrated or battered
that immediate dire calamity seem
ingly faces the enemy unless the re
treat is greatly hastened and unless
the enemy is fleet enough of foot to
outdistance the Allies on the wings of
the drive and reconstitute his front to
the north with its center resting pos
sibly on Uskub or thereabouts. Even
if such a manoeuver is possible,
doubtless it will be necessary for the
enemy to straighten his line westward
through Albania to the Adriatic sea.
To Prevent Junction
That the Allied flanks are moving
swiftly to prevent the separated arm
ies from joining up is indlicated in the
capture of Prilep and the advance of
the. British to the north of Lake
The manoeuvers point to an1 attenmpt
at rolling up movements of great pro
portions by the Allies.
In Palestine the British on the
coast have taken the important townas
of Haifa and Acre, while east of the
Jordn the Turks are everywhere *i
retreat, hard pressedl by the British
andl the tribesmen of the King of
Hledjah. Inside the big sack, the neck
of which was sewn up by the British
in their initial drive, many more pris
oners have lieen taken and aggregate
now and greatly exceeds the 25,000
British Advance Line
To the wvest of St. Quentin, over a
front of four miles, running south
from the Omignon river, the British
have materially advanced their front
notwithstanding the desperate resist.
ance of the enemy a, ' taken about
800 prisoners. Hard fighting is in
progress at Helepoy, a scant two miles
from the westerrn outskirts of St.
Quentin. Around Epehy and further
north in the Cambrai sector the Brit
ishi positions in front of the Hlinden
burg line have been bettered. In Flan
ders the British have recaptured a
portion of theIr old1 trench system
south of Ypres.
That the Germans, even though the
wather conditions preclude infantry
FOURTH [ERTYi LOAN
WKL BE LARGEST YET
Six, Billion Dolairs Size of Next Lib
WILL OPEN UP SATURDAY
Americans Asked to Subscribe This
Vast Sum in Three Weekss
Washington, Sept. 24.-The Ameri
can people will be asked to subscribe
in the three weeks beginning next Sat
urday the greatest loan in all history.
The Treasury Department announc
ed tonight that the amount of this, the
fourth liberty loan, will be $6,000,
000,000. The bonds wil lbear 4 1-4 per
cent interest and will mature in
twenty years, with the Government
reserving the right to pay them in fif
teen years if it elects.
In making public these final details
of the loan the treasury also gave out
the quotas each federal reserve dis
trict is expected to subscribe, and
from which' will be figured the share
of each State, county, city and ham
let. Apportionments for States and
smaller subdivisions will be workc.l
out, by the district organizations and
announced within a few (lays. By the
time the campaigns open a moment
after next Friday midnight, every
community may know what goal it
will have to reah to gain the coveted
In assigning quotas the treasury
took into consideration usual condi
tions of property or of business
I hardships, as well as the banking re
sourcesi of each district.
New York, with its big financial in
terests and corporation headquarters,
is asked to raise $1,800,000,000, or 30
per cent of the total. The Chicago
district quota is placed at 14 1-2 per
cent, and Cleveland 10 per cent, Dallas
partly because of recent drouths in the
Southwest is asked for only 2 1-2 per
Fololwing are the quotas and per
centages of the total by Federal Re
District Pct. Amount
New York _ -30 $1,800,000,00(1
Chicago _. _ 1 1-2 870,000,000
Cleveland .. - .10 600,000,000
Boston _ _ . __ 800,000,000
Philadelphia - - - 8 1-3 500,000,000
San Francisco_ 6 1-10 402,000,000
Richmond . 4 2-3 280,000,000
St. Louis .1 1-3 260,000,000
Kansas City '. 1-3 260,000,000
Mjnnenpolis - 3 1-2 210,000,000
Atlanta .- : 1-5 192,000,000
Dallas 21 1-2 126,000,000
B()LSlIEV'lKI BAD)LY BEATEN
Repulsed ia Attack oa Americans
Archangel, Sept. 23.---nc an attack
against the American outp)osts south
o~f Archangel the Bolsheviki sustained
cons.iderable losses. Eight dead were
found; in one heap in front of an ad
vancedl position and three other bjodies
were found in at forest.
A wounded Bolshevik soldier 'le
several.. minutes...A today ut" din
The figting-i thisare 00s0,000h
natio of r 1nc and 0,000,wa0ar0
Thetreche 1-ar alog 2,00ailo,0
loalas the Alle... - 2,0,0
Reusdin Attack oncAerian
Nil eartrsangeal e
rsae, Sept. 23.--n anrs Ameri
aganst kilei Ameinainotosts st
cosideraburedia nosewlygh coneatere
siad n ne prest in gidroeo and a
eAsn oirored thevi sodervice
wle diers, witshe r shapRusso-Al
mets ona Botlseik train. mon i
aTevityi art 'fillr thate the ei
etoteAmerican positions with rpe o
hev grenhs aogeLorterailront.
1. Read over your Questionnaire an
2. If you intend to claim exemptio
over sixteen years of age.
3. The following persons have been
Legal Advisory Board and will assist yo
FULTON TOWNSIIIP: I. J. Aycocl
D. R. Lide and 11. B. Richardson.
CALVARY TOWNSHIP: E. M. Brr
Ragin, D. Leslie Tindal and George Tind
. FlIENDShII' TOWNSHIP: R. Huj
rey, A. J. Plowden, I-I. P. Troy.
ST. PAUL TOWNSIIIP: C. M. Mas
SANTEE TOWNSHIP: H. C. Cous
Plumer Clark, E. L. Davis.
ST. MARKS TOWNSHIP: J. S. Plow
CONCORD TOWNSHIP: W. H1. An
R. Dingle, J. M. Plowden, John W, Lese
ST. JAMES: John R. Dingle, Jeff M
SAMMY SWAMP: Rev. L. B. McCo
B. Beatson, J. W. Mims, Jr., L. S. Barwi,
MT. ZION TOWNSHIP: E. C. Coski
MANNING: All of the lawyers and
Plowden, T. M. Mouzon, S. J. Smith, I.. ]
C. Bagnal, Rev. Mr. Allan.
NEW ZION: Jos. Rittner, Dr. W. I.
ing, W. C. Plowden.
PLOWDEN MILL: Robt. Reaves, (
Montgomery, W. B. Wall, E. M. McElv
W. W. Johnson.
SANDY GROVE: John H. Baker, R.
BREWINGTON: T. L. Bagnal, J. F.
HIARMONY: S. E. Nelson, S. O. Plow
MIDWAY: .J. .J. F1pps, D. M1. Evans,
DOUGLAS: 1). 1.. Green, W. Jasper
Go to one of the above named gentle
COVERNMENT PLANS I
ALLOTMENT OF MEN
Navy to Get. Average 15,000 Men '
TIlE MARINE CORP'S 5,000
Navy Will Not Accept Men Who Can
not head and Write
Washington, Sept. 22.-The pro
gram under which the navy and the
marine corps will secure the men here
after needed was announced today by
Secretary Danials after conferences
with representatives of his depart
meat, the marine corps and the pro
vost marshal general's office.
The navy is to have an average of
fifteen thousand monthly, while the
marine corps wil lget five thousand
monthly for four months and one
thousand five hundred each month
Of the navy's allotment of fifteen
tl'ausand it may enlist or enroll men
who have special quail fications for
certain navy work, but the remainder
wvill comne from ''the run of the draft,"
navy officials calling out skilled men
toj meet as far as possible the special
nee'ds-of the service.
Men who inow~ hold or 'may here
after be given deferr'ed cla.ssi fication
on account of dlep)endencIy wvill be per'
mitted to enlist in ile navy as the
:igher' pay given is expected to do
away with the possibility of hardlships
o the dlependlents. Those who have
had ptrevious service in the navy will
be permitted to re-e'nlist. In no case,
however, not even from the draft, will!|
he( navy accept men who cannot read,p
writ e and spe'ak the English language.
nor wvill it accept mtent not, citizens of
the United States or' consc'ienItious ob
Much the same system will be fol- E
lowed in enlisting men both in the
navy and marine corps. Naval recruit -
ing stations wvill lie known as "mo
bilization c('nters," each having a dif- d
ferent territory to serve andI they willi
he established at central points. Ma
rline corps) recruiting ol'ifees also wvill
le kept open.
Me'n (desiring to enter (either the l
navy or marine c'orp~s will he required
to make appjlication at the proper re-t
e'uiting office. When men are ae'
eep'jted for the navy the mobilization
officers will apply for them through
their dIraft boards, but, in the case
oIf men qjualified to enter the roiarine
corps the reerniiting (ifficer will send
a1 request to the provost mar'shal gen)-r
eral for their enrollment andl the lo
('al boards having jur'isdic'tion to en
Naval mobilization points an- I
nounced by Secretat'y Danmels includle:
Norfolk for Virginia, West Virginia, ~
North and South Carolina.
Atlanta for Georgia, Alabama and ~
I be ready to answer the questions.
take' along with you all dependents
appointed associate members of the
uI free of charge in filling your Ques
N. L. Broughton, W. D. Epperson,
dham, Ralph S. DesChamps. A. P.
,h Belser, A. E. Brock, B. A. Cosk
on, D. C. Mason, T. C. Howle, J. II.
ar, .1. L. Napier, Jos. Sprott. Jr.,
len, Henry DuBose, 11. H. Stukes, H.
lerson, J. J. Cantey, C. B. Davis, F.
me, W. W. Da- is.
Davis, C. A. Harvin, 1. E. Rowe.
d, W. K. Hill, J. MeD. McFaddin, R.
:k, H1. D. Thomas.
-ey, L. M. Gallaway, H1. A. Plowden.
J. M. Windham, It. J. Bomar, J. C.
1. Harvin, Rev. Chas. B. Smith, John
Woods, 11. 11. Garland, W. E. Flem
:has. Wood, P. R. Alderman, J. M.
een, J. B. Brogdon, Ben. 11. llarvin,
E. Smith, J. 11. 11am, W. H. Thigpen.
Dickson, C. S. Land, B. O. Cantey.
'den, W. J. Daniel, E. B. Tindal.
C. W. Barrow, D. A. McIntosh.
Turbeville, D. E. Turbeville, C. W
men nearest to you.
S. OLIVER O'BRYAN,
W. C. DAVIS,
J. W. WIDEMAN,
isory Board for Clarendon County.
RAFT LOTTERY WILL
BE HElD NEXT WE[K
'o Determine Order of Calling of 13,
HOARDS NEE) MORE TIME
o Correct Any Possible Errors Made
in Assigning Serial Numbers
Washington, Sept. 24.-The nation
d lottery which, in a measure, will
letermine the order or the ealling of
he 13,000,000 men between 18 and 45
rears of age who registered Septem
)er 12, probably will not be held be
ore next week.Officials had hoped
o fix a date late this week, but, this
>lan is understood to have been aban
loned in order that additional time
nay be given local boards to correct
my errors made in assigning serial
umbers to the registrants.
Since men between 1:) and 36 are
o be the first called to the colors,
he drawing will have less effect.
)pon determining the order of the call
han did that for the nearly 1,000,000
nen who turned 21 before last Juine
.Order numbers for all the 13,000.
00 men will b~e dIrawn, hut youths of
8 and men between 30 and '45 will
ot be classified until the~ boards have
~iven) classification to all the me~n
etwee~n 19 antd 3fi who are the first
[) receive their (uestionrna ires. In t h?
acant ime many of the 19-36; eladsses
*ill have been inducted into service.
Repouts rece ived t oda y by Provost
larshal General (Crowder from nearly
11 States indicated that satisfactory
rogress is being made by local boards
o attaching serial n~uuubers to the
egistrat ion cards, but in one or two
)staInces mi stakes by local boards(l
ave mlade( necessary the reInmber1in1:
f the ca rds for all regist rants under
heiri jurisdiction. No dlate for th)
rawing can be fixed until thir work
Only five States have niow to re
'ort the totals of the regist rationl.
Jnless their ret urns saw sharp de
reases und~er the official estimate,
ie total registration will exceedl the
riginlal estimate (of 12,778,000(.
W~ORK OF BRITISH AIRMEN
London, Sept. 24.-The official air
uinistry statement tonight says:
On Monday night hostile mach ines
rere decstroyedl andl three driven downi.
pour of ours are missing. At night
,e attacd enemy airdromes, rail
cnds and hutments wvith vigor and
ffect, dropping tona of bombs, with
nh linge a machine.
Y. M. G. A. WORKER
Baker of the
Y. M. C. A., who has been stationed
at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, but who has
been transferred (luring the coming
campaign for funds for the Y. M. C.
A., with headquarters at Sumter, to
travel this district, gave a very inter
esting address at the Presbyterian
church last Sunday night.
le stated at the outset that the Red
Cross was the greatest organization
of its kind the Y. M. C. A. coming
next. le said the difference between
the two is that the Red Cross cares
for the sick, the wounded, and the des
titute. while the Y. M. C. A. helps
the boy while in health and able to
do his part. In speaking of the "Y"
he said he had in mind the Y. M. C. A.,
the Y. W. C. A., Young Men's Hebrew
Association, the W. C. C. S., and the
American Library Association, all of
which organizations had been author
ized by the government to hold a
united . campaign for funds, rather
than separate campaigns.
In a very clear, concise manner, he
carried his hearers in i..agination to
the training camps, where the "Y"
does so much for the boy, especially
those who have just come from home,
and are homesick and ready to desert.
Many thousands are prevented from
desertion, the penalty of which would
be 20 years hard penal service, by the
"Y." Two nights each week the best
motion pictures which can be obtained
are shown. Other nights the War
Camp Community Service, composed
of volunteer amateur performers
from the nearby community, who wsih
to do what they can to cheer the boys,
give performances. The American Li
brary Association has at each camp
classified liP.raries which are 'he equal
of any C':rnegie library in the land.
The educ ;1 m of the illiterate is an
other part of the "Y" work. The moth
ers of the community, known as the
"Y" mothers, come out certain days
r:nd do niend ing for the boys, sewing
on butto:s, and doing their part. And
enderlying all of the "Y" work is the
religious feature, for v 'rything that
is done is done to make b:tter men of
these boys who are .he t~ fight our
battles for us.
This work is carried on as they
lave the training camps, o: board the
transports as they cross the :.eas; back
of the trenches; yes, and "over the
top," for in the recent battles the "Y"
men took packs on their backs, and
unarmed, went over the top of the
trenches, that the men imight have to
bacco and chocolates while (loing their
WRITES FROM FRANCE
(Written about August 23, 1918.)
With American Expeditionary Forces,
Somewhere in Old England.
We arrived safely in England. W..
had a pleasant trip all the way. The
waters were rough a few day., and I
believe most of the boys got seasick.
I was seasick two days. I enjoyed the
We rode over some of England. an.
believe me, this is some pretty toutn
try. It is very hilly in places. The
climate here reminds nl. of about
.lune at home. The wheat and oats
are being harvested now. The gardens
are also pretty. '[hey have Irish po
tatoes, cabbage, beets, onions, beans
and about the same things we have at
When we first arrived I started
not11icing a round for the men of the
fighting age, and I didn't see but a
few, and I believe the most of them.
have been to the front and~ been
'The English mloniey is hardl to g~et
used1 to, but then I anm not worried
with much. When I go to boy any
thing, I hold out my hanad, and some
fimles they leave solme and somet imes
they don't. I aum about0 up to it nOW,
though. TIhe Frenchm also use even
stranger money for us to get used to.
Will handle somie (of that soni.
'[here are pllenty o(f lrett y cows ini
Englan ansad also sheep. 'The pa.stuores
arie green and preftty . Them s.oil is dlark
and very rich.
'The hlouses aire all built of brick or
stonle, molst ly brick. Thtis is such an
ol (ountry, the t imber is ab'out us'd
On the train we wen'it throu(gh slv
Erl'S tunnels, some(1 We're sever'aI miles
long. 'Th e t rains a re so d1i ffer'ent from
the on~es back inl the Staites. 'Them 11a1
senger coaches aire* hall~ly as large as5
st reet cas( ', '.nd hol I .nout 30J people.
Yotu get in ait thme side( and0 sit facing
each oIther. Each coach is div id ed it
3i sections11, about 1(0 pe'ople to each'l
sect ion. The freight cars are not1 mu~ch
larger thn1 .aU 2-horse wagon, b~eing
open at the top). We have them hleat
onI railroads ba.
TIh'elontry peopjle her i no nt Inook
as intelligent as they do ill the Sou0th.
I haven 't heard from youi aill or
home inm over a month. cluess we wvill
get somel ma101il uiaoth)er wee'k. Yon
mtust wvrite regularly anyway.
Hlope all are well.
CorporalFriendly S. Geddings.
H~dgra. 317th Field Artillery,
American Exneditionnry Fore.
SPIRITED FICH1 ON
FIXING COTION PRICE
HAS BE[N STARIED
Delegation Appears Before ('ommittnt
After Conference With Senator
E. ). Smith and Cotton
GOV. MANNING ON THF .1011
Protests Are to the Effect that. Su.
Drastic Step as -ixing the
Price is Unnecessary
Wash ington, Sept. 2-1.- Protes a
against the governetint fixing har.
pric:s for ;tandard yrads of cottoni
mliarked tlhte I)eg tinin today of tha
delih-)ration tmh v of the new comme..
tee l: n.ed to ;tvestigate the cotta
A delegation of the cottoll St at ":l
official advisory marketing comm
tee appeared before the comIn itt .
late itay a fte" conferring at the ca
ito' with Senator Snith, of Soun
('atro'in a, and his associates from ti:'!
cotton states. .1. .J. Brown, (org ::"
Commoisioner of Agriculture, he u. d
the delegation and voiced what he
termed the frottest of the tfarne'
against price f'x ing. Alr. Hirow:.
ipresident of t1.-! advisory mark.'tir;
<o:nmittee, whiclh is composed 'aI' :1t
com)1issioner's of agriculture oi t
cotton States, directors of the ott'il
States markeri.g bureaus ant. ttu
presidents of the farmers' uti:m.; of
ther' States. ,e said his oi'rgan at ,,
believcd that !I.e law ' suppl.' ,:li
demand should ;govertn prices.
Not ('onsidreed Necessary
While willing to sulmiit to anly ':t,
of11 the government as a war mese
Mr. Brown said he did not heliu -e
such drastic action as price fixingis
necessary. The wisdom .of the apopoi
ment of the cotton dist ribut ion c "
mittee, empowered to buy c'otton
the government : f ! t t e Allies, and
to allocate it as to quality :tm-l- I: "e.
to all domestic and foreign con-..,
ers, was questioned by .\ir.!.":
and the other delegates.
The government's theory that s'
control must be exercised over dis: : -
bution of the low ,-rades of cot:
so as to force them on the dome?.c:
market and thus release greater qu12
tities of the hiihelr :trades for e:
ernmtent requirent-ni. w\e he e
upon atn erron1eous view, .Mr. Iart-;,-t
said. The low .r grades, he added,
being distributed nor.t:lly andli
ertmentalI inter'erence would be
wise frot any ecionomic st:lpoint
Governor .lanning on .lob
Governor .\anning-, 01f South (':.'
lina, and Senrator Benet, of that t&:.
conferred today with ('hairnall '...
of the cottnIl comltitt(', d iseuw.. . -
wit.h hin) the cotton situa1tion1 0r
the viewpoint of the in;ssible ac;
ties of tihi' new commlflint ee with let
Senee to price fixing. ('halliman 1'..
said today that his colmmoittt' v..;
.Iust getting down to work: and1I t .t
110 official anno1uncee nt 'l of progy!' _
macl1e was to be expnectedI unt il m"
inform'l~at ionl wias at hand. Pirict lix
he' saiid, wilt not b~e conilsjieri't (P
the' effect oIf the work of' thlet co: :
Page saidl, it is hoipte t' prict
('ottonl mei:~y be stabilizi'd tii the lit
whiri' prlit't fix itn wiltlanit hi' u'
.Amer!icanl ra iig parttit's in theit We e
v're was repolrtedt iln GeneralI Per'<
''Sect ionl A-In the Wevrte ourll'
ing palrt's we'(re againti iceVt, hr~'
iing ill 2!) priiSone'rs and two mul;ch
vre and~ the Vosge's wteret reted t.'
--W. S -S .
PI'tUTO HJ(CO'S SI -GA t~ ('it'
Yiteld for 1918 tnder' Thatt of' lrevi
sugar' i'rop Cor 19.18 is 4a,:,79t slmt. '
tons, ats compatred with .60:,081ta
in 1917, a decrease of slightly over 10)
The prospects for the' 191 9 erop n
dlicate that there will lbt a furtherr.