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Xxxvii ANNIN, S. C., 'WEDNESDAY
I~'ANNNG S.C.,WENESA, OCTOBER 2. 1918
NC INST. QU[NTIN;
._, WES CAIN RAPIDLY;,
BIC RIOTS IN B[RLIN
"ts From All Fronts Show Im- c
portant Successes for i f
DRIVE IN ITALY COMING
'Mew Offensive Against Austria-Hun- S
a"giry' Likely to Start Soon-British
~and Belgians Push on in Flan- 0
ters-Bitter Fighting Between
Cambrai and St. Quentin i
Where Americans Help
Smash Hindenburg h
The town of St. Quentin, upon E
hich the Germans' had so firmly
pilded their hopes of providing an in
superable barrier to the Allies, at last tl
Jas been entered by the French, and f
4emingly the gateway is open to s
Iashal Foch for a swift advance
eastward in his task of reclaiming t1
Northern France. h
SMeanwhile the Germans and their
lies on all the battle line have con- tl
nued to play a losing game, and re
ret has it that the 'Ijrks, realizing 11
their critical situation through sue
~saie dlefeats and the withdrawval of
'Bulgaria from the war, are sending v
out peace feelers, t
From Northern Beigium to the re
i)1 ,'t Verdun the battle front is still b
eething with activity on various
fronts, and with the Entente forces
e6bntinuing to" make gains against the
bernialis' which are seriously luperil
ng'the enemy lines,
Flanders Dreve Progresses
' Ifi landers 'the British in the re- (
ion riem Dixmide to Armientierei
have further driven in their sharp
wedge eastward, capturing important
towns and cu'tting lines of commuii- 1"
Cation necessary to the continued hold- d
fig,b'y the Germans of their subma
iul'e bases on the North Sea.
From Cambrai to St. Quentin, not
withstanding most violent reaction c
from the Germans, the British, Amer
icans and French again have won a
heavily fortified positions of the en
emy all along the front. Midway be
'tween St. Quer tin and Cambrai the
7rrnaining portions of the old linden- t
burg line are slowly being demolished,
ithough the Germans have imposed e
the strength of nearly half a million f
,against the Allietd troops to hold the '
,iront, the breakimr through of which,
On conjunction with the successful
l'nlanoeuvers in Flanders along the
Aisne and in Champagne would mean
Between the Ve ?e and Aisne rivers
the French have begun to push back
,the Ge man: north of the Aisne, while
in Ch-iopagne ' he French, operating d
n conjuicdon with the Americans, a"e
steadily a cancing northward. Th. a
AAllies now dominate the Aire r;vur I
Argonne forest, while on the other
side of the forest the Americans are
slowly coming up the Aire valley from
kthe south, and soon wvill be in a posi
tion, wvith the French, to nip this great
fwodled bastion out of the German line. I
Blow Coming in It'aly
In the mountain region of~ the Ital- E
inan front there has been a considera- I
Me increase i artillery activity and
it is probable that Marshal Fochi soon
will begin an offensive against the
(;en. Allenby in Palestine has sur
roundled Damascus and French cavalry
is ,reportedl to be working its way up
the Mediterranean . seacoast toward
In the Macedonian theater wvest of
kake Ochrida the Austrians are evac
uating territory in Albania, priobably
indicating that, now Hulgaria is out
of the war the -Austro-liungarians
realize' they aret in a serious predica
nment, far from home, and with no al-.
lies to aid them.
Peace Riots in Berlin
Peace demonstrations have been
held in Berlin, in which police inter
vention becamie necessary. Soecx
cesses were comfmittedl by the crowvd, I
such as the tearing diown of statues.
The possibility of a Cabinet crisis in
Germany is indientbed by the resigna
tions of the imperial chancellor, vice I
~chancellora nd foreign minister. t
' In the recent fighting in F'rance and c
Flanders the German losses in men I
killed or wvounded iand in guns cap- *
turedl have been enormous. Tro the (
Belgians the Germans lost virtuallyr
all their forwvard defensive artilleryt
and some heavy: naval gung. Manyt
rnan were madec nrisoner.i
IEUT. HARRY CURTIS
WRITES FROM FRANC[
Somewhere in France, Aug. 21 -18
fy dear Mother:
We are now making each day count
t a little French village. I am doing
s nicely as could be expected in a
ountry which has been at war for
our years. We are billeted about
ver the country in separate organ
sations and do not get an opportunity
> see much of others. Consequently
have not seen Roy since we left the
tates. Suppose I will find him some
there ere long.
I have enjoyed the trip -each day
f it. Saw quite a bit of ,England.
'hings which I never dreamed I
could see have come to my o'serva
on, and it has been very interesting.
It is beautiful out here in the coun
ry and when one passes over the
ills and conies down suddenly into a
ttle 'village it reminds one of the
:nes pictured so frequently in the
The men are all very old and are
anturions in looks. Young men of
iilitary age are not seen only after
icy have been wounded. The sacri
ices made back in our country seem
small and insignificant as compared
'ith those made hero.
We are so welcome to them and
icy give up the comforts of their
omes as if it were nothing. You can
e only "determination" written in
ieir faces and they go about every
iing in that manner.
The mails are very congested over
are right now and I will not be able
> writyf'ou, but will send you some
iing 'each opportunity which I have.
Hope everyone is doing nicely and l
rould like so much to spend some
me with you all.
I haven't heard a word from any
ne since leaving the States. Remem
er me to all the home people.
leut. f: C. Curtis,
2 luf. American E. F.
ollides With Oil Steamer Off Neiw
Washington, Oct. 1.-Naval subma
ine chaser No. 60 was unk early to
ay in a collision with the oil steamer
W. Waller, off the coast of Nev
ersey. wo men from the chaser art
iissing and the other members of the
rew were rescued."
Patrols 'and other craft are search
nd Seaman Martin A. Wilson.
ig for the missing nmen, who ar<
fachinist's Mate Walter H. Klutl
The collision occurred at 2 o'clocl
his morning, the Navy Departmen
nnouncement said. No cause was giv
n, but it was assumed that it resulte
rom the possible fact that both craf
rere running without lights.
AMERICANS CUT OFF
dvanced Detachment Holding Ou
Against Great Odds
Witht he American Army on the St
luentin Front, Oct. 1.-Some hun
red 'f Americans in a certain fai
dvanced position between Cambra
nd St. Quentin, which they reachet
ite Sunday, were holdin gout vali
ntly against superior enemy nuni
ers, according to latest / report:
hieih were received y.wterday.
Thec Australians made heroic effort;
o atssist them, and, so far as can b<
flarnedh, are still keeping up) thies
fforts, the result of which is no
nowvn. Furious fighting continue:
NEWV WAR B(ODY FORMEI)
Washington, Oct. 1.-The new fieb
ivision of the Council of Nationa
)efense, which is intended to be th
onnecting link between the counci
nd citizens, began its duties toda'
nder the direction of Secretary Lan<
The headquarters of the divisior
*s explaine'l b~.v Mr. Lane, is to or
anize and1 arouse the opinion andh th<
iiekgies of the country upon wo
vork by moving through the Stat,
ouncils and subsidiary organizations
own to the smallest communities. I
'ill take the place of the State sec
ion of the council and the woman':~
,IEUT. H. C. HORTON
KILLED) IN FRANC]
Columbia, Oct. .--Lieut. Harry (
lorton, of Columbia, was killed in ac
ion in France on September 13, ac
ording to a cablegram rcceivedl by hi
sarents -today. Lieut. Horton was:
tar tackle on the University of Soutl
3arolina football teami in 1916, win
ing a place on the mythical all- Stat
cain. lIe was commissioned after at
endance at the second officers' train
ng camp at Fort Oglethorpe
The canvass for subscriptions t
the Fourth Liberty Loan is now on
Clarendon County has been organizes
by the appointment of committees ih
all sections of the county with th
R. A. Ridgill.
W. D. McClary.
L. B. McCord.
W. 0. Henderson.
W. T. P. Sprott.
R. J. Alderman.
E. M. McElveen.
J. J. Epps.
R. D. McFaddin.
J. H1. DuBose.
J. Martin Turbeville.
E. L. Langston.
It is the patriotic duty of ever;
man and woman, white or colored, ii
the County to subscribe to this loa
as largely as their means will permi
and to make sacrifices if necessary i1
order to do so.
The quota for Clarendon County i
$640,000 which is equivalent to $2
each for every man, woman and chil
in the County. In sending out thes
allot-ients the governor of the Fed
eral Reserve Bank at Richmond ha
the following to say in regard to it
"In the extremity of the country an,
th2 world, when the sacred issues o
LIBERTY AND HUMANITY are a
stake, $20 per capita, or $100 to th
average family, which can be pai
everywhere in installm3nts, canno
anywhere be considered an unreason
able apportionment, and after -11 i
said the lender or investor is but tor
- the capital for his or her ow
Our quota of the third loan wa
160.000 and Awe raised $162 500, bu
only 3 per cent. or 960 people out o
a population of 32,000 bought bond
of third loan. The amount raised i1
that canvass was $5.07 per capita o
our population, and was the lowest ii
the State with the exception of two
counties, Saluda and Berkley. The fol
loting counties, bordering on Claren
don, raised the following amounts pe
Calhoun -------- ----------$ 8.9
Florence ----------- ----- -- 13.5
Orangeburg ---- - - ----- -- 10.6
Sumter ------- _.... _ .- 12.8
Williamsburg ----. - -5--.
SAYS TURKS SURE TO QUIT
Barton Thinks Germans Who Don
Leave Will Be Shot
Boston, Oct. 1.-Jas. L. Barton, for
eirn secretary of the American Boar
of Foreign Missions, who has lived i
Turkey and is familiar with cond
tions there, belieevs that one may e
pect any day now to hear of Turkey
unconditional surrender to the Entent
"For two years and more," he sai
today, "the Turks themselves have rt
alized they were on the wrong sid<
"The Germans and Turks hav
never got on well. Repeatedly Germa
officers have been shot by angere
Turks, while Germans have shot th
"While the Turks hate the German
an(I are ready to throw them over a
the first opportunity, all the rest c
I the population of the country are ut
Turkey's surrendler in the fac
of recent ev~ents is sure to come sool
When Turkey yields there is a stron
p)ossibility that all Germans wvho has
t fail d to escape will be shot."
Woden Ship-96 Per Cent. C'omplete
in 17 1- 2days
Washington, Oct. l.-Shipyardsc
th wrl Vere challenged todlay b
JaesI Heywvorth, manager of thl
Emeargency Fleet Corporation's woot
etn construction dlivision, to equal th~
recordi of a 4,000) t... hull ninety-si
per' cent. ciompletedl in seventeen atn
one-haalf (lays, recently madel( by
wooden shipyard tat Aberdeen, Was!
Mr. Hleyworth predicted an immed
ate speeding up of wtoodena cotnstrut
tion at Atlantic and Gulf ytardls, at:
said lie expe'cted steel yardls would pa
forth efforts to beat the new worldl
Miss Corinne Baarfield has returne
home' after an extended visit ita Geoi
Died in Georgetown, Mrs. Walte
McLeod andl was burfied in the Mar
ning cemetery this mnortning. The de
ceased was f'ormerly of this count:
and was a sister of Mr. E. D). Hodg
The stale of the Rhame propert
which- wvas to have taken place thi
miorntintg, was (discontinued after
few lets htad beetn put up, for thi
r'eav.on that buyers were (disitnterester
and the property would not brIng thi
MPAIGN NOW ON
In seven cities of South Carolina
$23.38 per cent. of the population sub.
I scribed an average of $57.89 per cap
1 ita to the third loan, while in the rest
3 of the State, including small towns
and villages, only 3.63 per cent. sub
scribed an average of $7.37 per capi
ta. Clarendon County has the money
and I believe the patriotism necessary
to largely oversubscribe this loan.
To the farmers of the county, and
especially those of moderate means,
let me say this: You have probably
made more money this year than ever
before; you have been able to make
this r .)ney because our country is at
war, and war always means high
prices for farm products, and if you
did not subscribe to the third loan, it
' was not on account of a lack of pat
I riotism, but because you felt that the
1 moderate sun you were able to lend
, would not be needed. That may have
1 been true in the former loans but it
is not true in this one. This loan is
s twice as large as any that has been
3 offered before. The wealthy individ
:1 uals and corporations of the country
e have been taxed so heavily by the
- new revenue law that it will be im
a possible for them to take the amount
of bonds they have taken in the past.
1 The government, therefore, is de
f pending as never before on the farm
a er, the small merchant, the small
e manufacturer, wage earners, and all
:1 classes of its citizens of moderate
t means to buy these bonds.
Make up your miind now that you
will invest all you can in this, the
- best security in the world, and thug,
not only perform a patriotic act for
your Country, but lay by a nest egg
s for a period of hard times that will
t probably come as a reaction after
f the war.
Don't wait for some member of a
committee to call on you but hand in
your subscription to your bank at the
first opportunity. The terms of the
_ loan are:
10 per cent. cash.
r 20 per cent November 21.
20 per cent December 19.
20 per cent January 16.
:30 per cent January 30.
C. R. SPROTT,
RINTELEN GOES TO PRISON
t Bomb-l'Iotter Begins Sentences Total.
ling Three Years
New York, Oct. 1.--After being held
ai for many months pending appeals and
n on pleas of illness, Franz Rintelen,
German naval captain and reputed
- relative of Emperor William, who was
s convicted of bomb plotting and other
e crimes, was today sent under close
guard to the federal prison at Atlan
(I ta to serve sentences totalling three
Rinttelen's exchange for an alleged
e American-held by the Germans was
nI demanded somec time ago by the Ger
d man government and refused by this
s SAILORS' BO1)1 ES FOI'N D
f Military Funeral for Victims of Key
S Key WVest, Fla., (Oct. I.- --Six bodies
1of the t wentty sailors from tile U.. S.
S. Satlent, who were drowned ill the
e hlarb~or here Sunidaly night, have been
r'ec'overedl and were bu riedt here th is
a fternIoon. Theu men, whose niames
were nlot imadet public by the local
naval auithorit ies, wvere given a mnil i
tary funeral, with a marine band,
navalt mar ies anid sailors from the
naval stattion anld sips in the har'bor
v Thet silors werei~4 driowned'i Sunday1
ntight while returning to thleir vessel
front shore leave. A high sea was
rolling at thle time and the( boat in
whlich the y wer'e makinlg the trip was
a driv(en against a huoy, causing it to
a capsize. Of thlirty-onet men in thle craft
*eleven were r'escuedl.
Ge'rman l Official St atemnent
Berlin, via ILondon, Oct. 1 .--"V\igor'
Lous enemny at tacik s ill Flanders on
boith sides ot ('amitbra i andi in Cham tt
pagnle, have b)(en reCpuilsed(," says\ tile
German official commnunleat ion issued
Helgian Cavalry in Action
With tile British Army in Flaniders,
Oct. .--Belgian cavalry has1 comec into
!, action inl the neighborhood of Roulers
C and~ hlas succeedIed in clearing up
strips of the country.
a London, Sept. 30o. -Brit ich troops
C have crossed tile Scheldt ('anal and
' captured Crevecoeur, southt of Camn
BULGARIA WILL GIVE
BACI ALL GAINS MADE
Will Demobilize 11er Army and Give
Allies Free Passage Through
Her Entire Territory
Country Will Be Occupied by Entente
Forces, Which Will Hold Strategic
Points-No Stipulations Regard
London, Sept. 10.--The armistice
concluded with B3ulgaria by the En
tente Allies is a purely military con
vention and contains no provisions of
a political character.
Bulgaria agrees to evacuate all the
territory she now occupies in (reece
anl Serbia, to demobilize her army
immediately and surrender all means
of transportation to the Allies.
Bulgaria also will surrender her
boats and control of navigation of
the Danube and concede to the Al
lies free passage through Bulgaria
for the development of military oper
All Bulgarian arms and ammuni
tion are to be stored under the control
of the Allies, to whom is conceded the
right to occupy all important strate
The Associated Press learns that
the military occupation of Bulgaria
will be entrusted to British, French,
and Italian forces and the evacuated
portions of Greece and Serbia respect
ively to Greek and Serbian troops.
The armistice means a complete
military surrender, and Bulgaria
ceases to be a belligerent. All ques
tions of teri rtorial rearrangements in
the Balkans was purposely omitted
from the convention.
The Allies made no stipulation con
cerning King Fercinatad, his position
being considered an internal matter,
one which .be Bulgarians themselve
must deal with.
The arnist ce will reitain in oper
ation until a final gener-' peace :
:America Out of It
Washington, Sept. 30.--Although
deep!y gratified thait PuLlgaria has
s:tne'l an armistice which miust 1b
followa by her- eliminatie. from the
war, Anporie-in officials bave eie"rful
ly refrained from exerci;in:- any di
re- i inf'luence in this; n!; mentous
event. Since the United States never
has declared war on Bulgaria, the gov
ernment has not. felt at liberty to
make any suggest ions to its cobellig
erents at this stage, wl ich is regarded
as purely military.
It is believed, however, that in the
final adjiustment of the imortant po
litical questions involved in the con
ditions to be imposed u pont [BulIga-i-a
at the conclusion of the world watr
the United States will he invited to
discuss this subject with the Enttente
Allies at the peace council.
It was stated today that no instrue
t ionas had been given to atny A me (ricani
iplonat ic reprae(sentaitives in the Bitt
kas to ext endl the good offices of
the Unmited" States to either- Hulgaria
or the Allies. In not ifayinag the State i
l)epaar(tet thatt his gover-nmen 'at hail
requtes teid ian arm-nist ice, ho wev er,
Stephen Pa kara toff, the lBulgar-ian
mninster- here(, undiioutdlyi gave the
impression that stuch attion wouldl be
gr-atefully rece-ive ye HuIlgaraia.
LI,.) I I l' T HY .iultl
Fdalward H~arton tn faalown by liv ar in
atomotbile' accidlent on Alain Street it
this cit. y occu-trred'i at. 5 o'clock this a
ternti'oon\li'i whiEdwrd aa-t on, tetn
years el I, wt5astrun doiwn at the inter
sect iota of A\l:a in ~and Elam Streets by
a c-ara draiveni liy Talminade Falenabery,
ai faa-mt a ot the couttaIy. Tlhe ex:t 'nt of
the lad's inijur-is couldl not be le:arned,
phy;icmias satying merely that he is
liI is a birothier of Mir. .lohin Harat on
oif this city, who left 'lTaesdaty naight
to be with hint.
French Alake Gains
Paris, Sepit. 30o.-- Hetween't the A isne
atnd the Vesle rivers Frencah troops
made important progres on at front
of about seven and a half mile's, the
wvar office tanouances tonight. Itailian
untits oper'ating north of the A isnte
SOUTH CAROLINA BOYS
IN HEAYY BATTLE
Smasherd Hindenburg Line With
.O1L) THEIR GAINS W E1L.
Germans Unable to )islodge Allies
From Their New Front South
With the British Army in the Fivid,
Oct. 1.--The only impressions nmad('
by the Hun on the new front south of
CancLrai huse been at Biony pnd V d
lers-Cuislain. Bony is one of the f.r
tifie,l villages conmanding the thr.
mile gap in the Schieli canal where :t
lies underground. Pockets of machin.
gulni'ers came out of their obse'e t
hiding places when the first attack
ing troops had gone through the 1- n
denburg main) ine and hegan she t.
ing pt. their br ks. Our ret ire ment v. :s
dlue wholly tot his local rally and ,
to fresh counter attacks. A meriumti
infantry men from North and St:thi
Carolina, Tennessee and New YV
with Australians following tht m,
went. through the Il indenbec
trenches with splendid dash and n
Today the Allies have been at ita
ing agin in this region. On the right
of the American-Australian front thi'
Forty-sixth division made a wond;'!r
ftl advance, one of the most gk-cri
ous exploits of the war. These batta!
ions---the Sherwoods and I eicestr
-r'.shed the canal at .Belleng,
where the IHindenburg lines are can
sidered to he the strongest (ern an
defenses on the western front. Th-y
drove right through it with such p
idity under the cover of fog and -
screen of smoke thit the Gerrr.as
senttered away from the ca:al In
Many men of the "orty-sixth t i
Sion plunged into the canil lea I
with the heavy kits and swa i -.r
while others use. "ovised lift I"
and pieces of planks as rft
The canal is nearly sixt ti , ; :
at this point and the wa' -r
coll. Yet these amiaizin. n n i..
bered out on the ermniii emb
ment and went on into the blute. ..s
ting off complete 'onpanies of .r
prisedi nfantry. ''hey. rushed the ie
undcrground galb-ry conn et ig M
La Posse with Hielleng'lis, a dista: ee
of nearly a mile; stopped up the c"'.
and thus trapped humb-deds of G;,r
nan.. They sllread4 fanwise oiver' th
surface, between Hellenglis :.J
Magny and eastward of the Iar
hamlet penetrated : difficult a
of 1 renches still net ted hv haL .i
wire. They would go dowli the ra s
and up the" sharp ridges thr:
b roken, strongly fortified r.'uni a I
seenied to make t he journey v.'h
If the descriptions giveii of :r.. m
Sby the prisoner0i's are to he helic '
the line they drove baick into the
mly's country extended far hack +f
:the Il indenburg lahvrinth tow ad T. ..n
couitrt. Prcobably a single div is ion I:
nlever he fore ta:kein' 4,(000 prisoneris :2
such ai great numblecr of' guns a
single rush through the eneiiy Ii's
Other dlivisionsi oft the Br'it ish l.->:
pierforimed feats hardly less irw:''.
Summanry- Punishmccent i.ily l if to
licemaln's Slay ers .\r iakenioi
firii Yo(rk acid Ilnon coiint les seart-h
out. 4; \l ills .\or' ando his br'oither.
lFrank Moore14, it t hey. are' 'captiurc'
Theliy wvere4 still at lr iee ton ight .
I 'cudit ight 4of them severa'ul u a''
(oc'. .\llIs Mlooie killed T1. It.:n
gea Shiaruon plicemian ye vstr y
WV!II TltllTlsHII A Vr* EloN I:
the auttumn war saiving ('ampal~uign. sai.
that since .10uly 12, trcoolps (of the B rit
ish empire had (aptured1 one Itosa ndI
sqluare m iles of terr'Iitoiry, 250l vil lage'
aind mlore thani 1 2(,000 German~u pris
Mr. Bonar ILaw annitouncedI that Geno.
Allenby's forces had takeni teniI :~ tu
sand addlit (io- lurk i) I pr'~isoers in