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*VOL. XXXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1918
Ex-KAISER AND SON
ARE DODGING ABOUT
Said to Be at C- 'eau Near Utrecht,
REPORTS ARE CONFU!ING
Former Empress Reported III at Pots
dam, With Former Crow :i
Prince at Bedside
London, Nov. 12.-William Hohen
zollern, the former German Emperor,
arrived Sunday at County Betimck's
chateau of Middachten at yelp, near
Arnheim, according to a dispatch to
the Daily Express dated Sunday at
Au Amsterdam dispatch to the
Daily Express dated Sunday says that
the former'German Empress is ill at
Potsdam, near Berlin, and that the
former Crown Princess is at her bed
Fails to Show Himself
Maastricht, Holland, Monday, Nov
1s--Amid execrations from two thou,
sand Belgian refugees the former Ger
man Emperor's special train left here
at 1 Oo'clock this morning northward
bound. A tremendous crowd of sight
seers had gathered but the platform
was strongly cordoned and William
Hohenzollern did not sho w himself.
His destination is said to be Amer
ongen, about twenty miles from Ut
recht; where Count Bentinck has a
country seat. But it is not possible to
say wher he will finally remain, for
in order to avoid the curious he may
have to keep to the train for a couple
All of Them in Holland
Amsterdam, Nov. 12.-The Work.
men's and Soldiers' Council at Berlin
announced that the former Emperor,
the former Empress and their eldest
son, Frederick William, have arrived
FOOD PRICES IN FUTURE
Some Will Decrease; Others Increase.
Washington, Nov. 11.-Immediate
drop of food prices as a result of the
conclusion of the armistice cannot be
expected, Food Administrator Hoover
(.clared tonight in a statement, which
added that while the prices of some
foodstuffs will decrease, others will
"With the war effectually over,"
said Mr. Hoover, "we enter a new
economic era, and its imemdiate ef
fect on prices is difficult to anticipate.
The prices of 'some food commodities
may -increase, and oth .rs will de
crease, because the liberated shipping
accumulated stocks, in thz Southern
Hemisphere and the far East will be
available. The demands upon the Uni
ted States wil lchange in character,
but not in volume."
Al activities of the food a dministra
tion will be continued throtigh the
armistice period, said Mr. Hoover,
adding that "ther' will be no erlaxa
tion of efforts to keep down profiteer
ing to the last moemnt."
"The maintenance of the embargo,"
he continued, "will prevent depletion
of our stocks by hungry reurope be
low our necessities and any con ohw
low our, necessities and any one who
ccntemplates speculation in food
against the needs of these people can
well be warned of the prompt a~ction
of the government."
LO0Al N[S ITMS
We learn the local exemption board
is being criticized for letting people
see the questionnaires of others. At
least one or two of our patriots ( ?)
iare dloing the kicking. We dlon't
blame them for wanting their excuses
-kept in -hiding, for to expose them to
the world is enough to shock the
miodesty of Old Bill.
Abrams is enlarging his business,
having rented the store next to him,
no'w occupied by Goldstein, and wvill
(occupy both stores begi nning Decenia
Judge John S. Wilsor
ing telegram from the W
Judge ,John S. Wilson,
.Manning, S. C.
'Deeply regret to info
ly repor'ted that Lieutena
was slightly wounded in
but have no further infoi
. ' H.
SIGNING OF ARMISTICE
When the news was confirmed in
Manning Monday. morning that Ger
many had signed the armistice, every
body was ready to celebrate. The first
demonstration was the blowing of the
siren of the fire truck, then the
fire bell. A great many people had
not heard the good tidings, and when
the fire alarm was sounded they
rushed to their phones to ask where
the fire was, but the girls in central
office had gotten wise, and they left
the job to the Kaiser if he Wanted it.
They couldn't be blamed, for who
could work when America had won
such a victory?
The fire truck came out with the
firemen on it, and drove over town
spreading the news. In a few minutes
the oil mill "wild cat" whistle tore
loose, and if "Abdicating Bill" and the
"Clown Prince" had been a few miles
nearer to Manning, they would have
heard it, and thought their side part
ner, the devil, was calling them home.
Monday was a day long to be re
membered, in fact never to be forgot
ten. At twelve o'clock the parade
headed by the fire truck, and loaded
with firemen and Red Cross nurses
followed by about fifty automobiles,
paraded the streets for an hour.
Everybody cheering, horns blowing
and bells ringing gave the old town
en appearance that she has never wit
nessed before. The schools closed and
all business was suspended for the
(lay. The school children marched
down to the court house square, sing
ing war songs and waving flags.
Prayer was offered by Rev. McCord
of the Presbyterian chrch, and Rev.
Smith, of the Methodist church, made
a few patirotic remarks. Then Mayor
Coffey, who was too full of joy and
happiness for tee great victory won
to make a speech, just threw the
town wide open for celebration, and
with the rest of our patriotic people
he joined in and helped make the day
a great occasion.
Dispatch Claims Emperor of Austria
Has Gone Way of Others
London. Nov. 12.-Emperor Charles
of Austria. has abdicated, according
to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Ex
change Tlcgraph Company, quoting
private advices from Vienna.
The abdication of Emperor Charles
has been rumored several times in the
past two weeks, but none of these re
norts have been confirmed. On Octo
her 29, it was reported that he had
fled from Vienna, but this report was
d( nied by a Berlin newspaper, which
'mi-l that he was at the Austrian cap
ital on October 30, and that he had
been cordially received by the city.
The most recent report In connection
with Emperor Charles was received
on Noevmber 2, when it was said he
had announcedl his intention to abdi
Victor Adler. who is'sreported (lead,
has been a leader of the Austrian So
cialists for many years. eli is the
father of Friedrich Adler, who shot
*'nd killed Austrian Preinier Stuergkh
in Vienna, in October-, 1916. The son
was releasedl from prison when the
imperial .authority 'in V i anwneaso
imperial authority in Vienna wvas
overthrowvn late in October.
On account of the gre.- increase of
busine.9s in The Times office, it be
came necessary to buy more material.
to take care~ of the ' nde. Messrs. '"
M. Shaope a~nd 1. 1. Appelt spenlt last~
I riday in Atlanta and personally so
le*ctedl what was needed. Trhe equip)
ment has been shippedl and wvill be
lacedt' in a few (lays.
D IN ACTION
has received the follow
ar Department at Wash
rm you that it is official
nt I. S. Wilson, infantr'y,
action about Sept. 20th.
ALRRIS,.the Adjt. Gen.
Gen. Foch Ch
Washington, Nov. 11.-The strictly
military terms of the armistice are
embraced in eleven specifications
which include the evacuation of all in
vaded territories, the withdrawal of
the German troops from the left bank
of the Rhine and the surrender of all
supplies of war.
The terms also provide for the
ebandonment by Germany of the trea
ties of Bucharest and Brest-Litovsk.
The naval terms provide for the sur
render af one hundred and sity sub
marines, fifty destroyers, six battle
cru'sers, ten battle ships, eight light
cruisers and other miscellaneous ships.
Besides the surrender of 160 subma
riues, it is required that all others
shall have their crews ;aid off, put
out of commission and placed under
the supervison of the Allied and
American naval forces.
All Allied vessels in German han.s
are to he surrendered and Germany is
to notify neutrals that they are frees
to trade at once on the seas with the
Among the financial terms included
are restitution for damage lone by
the German armies, restitution of the
cash taken from the 'National Bank
e Belgium and return of gold taken
from Russian and Rumania.
The military terms include the sur
render of-.6,000 guns, half field and
half light artillery; 30,000 machine
guns; 3,000 flame throwers and 2,000
The surrender of 5,000 locomotives,
50,000 wagons, 30,000 motor lorries,
the railways of Alsace-Lorraine for
use by the Allies and stores of coal
and iron also are 'included.
The immedia'te repatriation of all
Allied and American prisoners with
out reciprocal action of the Allies
also is included.
In connection with the abandoning
of the left bank of the Rhine it is
provided that the Allies shall hold
the, crossings of the river at Coblenz,
Colgne and Mayence, together with
bridgeheads in a thirty kilometer
The right bank of the Rhine and
that occupied by the Allies is to be
come a neutral zone, and the bank
held by the Germans is to be evacu
ated in nineteen days. The armistice
is for thirty days, but the President
spoke of the war as "coming to an
The repatriation of the thousands
of civilians deported from France and
Belgium within fourteen days also is
Freedom of access to the Baltic,
with power to occupy German forts
im the Kattegat, is another pro"ision.
The Germans also must reveal nines,
poisoned wells and liye agen- _s of
destruction and the Allied 1cockade
is to remain unchanged during the
period o: armistice.
All ports on the Black sea occupied
by Germans are to be surrendered
and the Russian war vessels recent
ly taken by .the German naval forces
also( are to be sur-rendleredI to the
These are the "high spots" of the
ter-ms as the Presidlent r'5(d themi
toI Congress. Germany's acceptance of
them, he saidl, signalized t~he end of
t he wvar, because it madle her power
lcs-s to rznewv it.
The Presidlent (drove to the c'apitol
at 12:40 .o'clock, thlrough streets
thronged with cheering people. The
terms of the armistice were read by
him to Congress at 1 o'clock this
efternoon, in the hall of the I louse of
Replresen tatives. Th'le addre*ss of the
The German author-ities wvho have
at the imvitation of the supreme wVar
coIuncil, been ini communlication withl
Marshal F'och, have accepted and
signedl the terms oif armistice which
ha~s authorized and instructed to com
municate to them. These terms are
Military Clauses on Westera Front
l.Cessation of Operationl by land
and in the air six hours after the sig
nature of the armistice,
Tfwo-Immlediate evacuation of in
vadled countries, Belgium, F'rance, Al
sace- Lorraine, Luxembu rg, so ordleredl
as5 to be completed within fourtee~n
(lays from the sign~ature of the armis
tice. German trodps which have not
left .the above mentionedl territor-ies
withmn the periodl fixed, will become
prisoners of wvar. Occupation by tihe
Allied andl Unitedl States forces joint
ly will keep pace wvith evacuation andl
eccupaition .will be regulatedl in ac
(ordance with a note annexedl to the
Thr)1ee-Repatriation, beginning at
once, and to be compleed wvithin four
dafys of all inhabitants of the coun
tries above mentionedl, includlime
hostages andl persons undler trial or
Fourth--Surrendler in goodl condi
tion by the German armies of the fol
owig equipment: Five thousandguns
ARE TO EVA
Lan That by W
(2,500 heavy, 2,500 field), 80,000 ma
chine guns, 3,000 m inenwerfers, 2,000
aeroplanes, (fighters, bombers-first
ly, and seventy-three quarters -and
night bombing machines).
Thie above is to be delivered to the
Allies and United States troops in ac
cordance with the detailed conditions
laid down in the annexed note.
Five-Evacuation by the German
arniies of the countries on the left
bank of the Rhine. The countries on
the left bank of the Rhine shall be ad,
ministeredl by the local authorities.
under control of the Allict and
United States armies of occupation.
The occupation of these territories
will be determined by Allied and Uni
ted States garrisons holding the prin
cipal crossings of the Rhine, Mayence,
Cobienz, Cologne, together with
bridgehead at these points in thirty
kilometer radium on the right bank
and by garrisons similarly holding the
strategic points of the regions. A neu
tral zone shall be reserved on the
right of the Rhine between the stream
and a line drawn parallel to it forty
kilometers to the east from the fron
t'er of Holland to the parallel of Gern
sheim, and as far as practicable a
distance of thirty kilometers from the
east of the stream from this parallel
upon the Swiss frontier. Evacuation,
by the enemy on the Rhine lands shall
he so ordered as to be completed with
in a further period of eleven days, in
all nineteen (lays after the signature
of the armistice. (Here the President
sterrupted his reading to remark that
there evidently had been an error in
transmission, as the arithmetic was
'-ery bad. The "further period" of
eleven days is in addition to the four
teen (lays allowed for evacuation of
invaded countries, making twenty
five lays given the Germans to get
entirely clear of the Rhine lands. All
movements of evacuation and occu
pation will be regulated according to
the note annexed.)
Six-In all territories evacuated by
the enemy there shall 'be no evacu
tion of inhabitants; no damage or
harm shall be done to the persons of
property of the inhabitants; no de
struction of any kind to be committed.
Miltary establishments of all kinds
shall be delivered intact, as well as
military stores of food, munitions,
equipment not removed during the
periods fixed for evacuation. Stores of
food of all kinds for the civil popula
tion, cattle, etc., shall be left in situ.
Industrial establishments shall not be
rimpaired in any way and their person
nel shall not be moved. Roads and
means of communication of every
kind, railroad, waterways, main roads,
bridges, telegraphs, telephones, shall
he in no manner impaired.
Seven-All (ivil and military per
sonnel at present employed on them
shall remain. Five thousand locomo
tives, 50,000 wagons and 10,000 motor
lorries, in good working order, with
all necessary spare parts an( fittings,
shall be delivered to the assoiated
Powers wit'hin the p~eriodl fixed for the
evacuation of Belgium :md Luxem
burg. The railways of Alsace-Lor
rmne shall he handedl over within the
str.me perid, together wvith all pre
war personnel and material. Further
material necessary for the working.
of railways in the country on the left
bank of the Rhine shall be left in situ.
All stores of coal and material fot
the uj.>keep of and working of rail
wvays in the country on the left bank
of the Rhine shall be kept in an effi..
cient state by Germany during the
whole period of the armistice. All
barges taken from the Allies shall
be restored to them. A ntote append
ed regulates the (deta ils of these meas
Eih-TeGerman command shall
lbe resp~onsible for r-evealing all m iiinves
or dlelay-acting fuses isp51osed ont ter
r~ itory evacutated byt the Germ an
troops and shall assist in thelr <Ie
struction. Thle Get-mian comat itnd shllI
also reveal all destructive measures
that may have be(en taken (such as
Poisonm oriC 1 io~ltiing of sp~rings,~
wells, e-tc.) , under pentalty of repri
N ine-T1he right of requ isitoni shall
he excused by the Allied and the Un i
ted States armnies in occupied terri
tory. The upkeep of the troops of
occupation in the Rhine landl ( excludl
ing Alsace- Lorra inte) shall be charged
to the Ger-man Govet-nment.
TIen-An immediate repatriation
without reciprocity, acecrding to de
ta iledl condlitions wh ih shall bec fixed,
of all AlIliedI andl United States pris5
one-rs of war-. The Allied P~ower-s and
the United States shall lbe able to dtis,
pose0 of these prisonet-s as they wish.
Eleven- -Sick and wounded, wvho
cannot be removed from evacuated
territory, will be cared fot- by German
per-sonnel, who will be left on the spot
wyith the medical material required.
II-Dilsposition relative to the East
ern f~ntiera of Germany.
mn Articles of
king it More
Twelve-All German troops at pres
ent in any territory which before the
war belonged to Russia, Rumania or
'T'urkey shall withdraw within the
frontiers of Germany as they existed
on August 1, 1914.
Thirteen-IRvacuation by German
troops to begin at once, and all Ger
man instructors, prisoners and civil
ians, as well as military agents, now
an territory of Russia, as defined be
fore 1914, to be recalled.
Fouyteen-German troops to cease
all requisitions and seizures an(i any
other undertaking with a view to ob
taining supplies intended for Germany
in Rumania (as defined on August 1,
Fifteen--Abandonment of the trea
ties of Bucharest and Brest-Litovsk
and of supplementary treaties.
Sixteen-The Allies shall have free
access to the territories evacuated by
the Germans on their eastern frontier,
either through D)ansiz or by the Vis
tula, in order to convoy supplies to
the population of those territories or
for any other purpose.
Ill-Clause concerning East Africa:
tion of all German forces operating in
East Africa within one month.
reciprocity, within a maximum period
of one month, in accordance with de
lailed conditions hereafter to be fixed,
of all civilians interned or deported
who may be citizens of other Allied
or associated States than those men
tioned in clause 3, pargraph 19, with
the reservation that any future claims
ar.d demand of the Allies and the Uni
ted States of America remain unaf
Nineteen-The following financial
conditions are required:
Repartion for damage dlone. Whilt
such armistice lasts no public secur
ities shall be removed] by the enemy
which can serve as a pledge to the
Allies for the recovery or reparation
for war losses. Immediate restitution
of the cash deposit in the National
Bank of Belgium, and in general im.
mediate return of all documents
specie, stocks, shares, paper money
together with plant for the issue
thereof, touching public or private in.
terests in the invaded countries. Resti,
tution of the Russian and Rumaniar
gold yielded to Germany or taken by
that power. This golb to be delivered
in trust to the Allies until the signa.
ture of peace.
Twenty-Immediate cessation of al
hostilities at sea and definite infor.
mration to he given as to the location
and movements of all German ships
Notification to be given to the nava
and mercantile marines of the A liem
and associated powers, all questionm
of neutrality being waived.
Twenty-one---All naval and mercn.
tile marine prisoners of war of the
Allied and associated powers in Ger
man hands to be eturned withbout
. Tenty-two---Surrenderi~j to thet Al
lies and the Ulnite'd States of' Amer
ira or 160 Giermani suibmarineis (in
"hidmng all submarine cruiO ser's and
1,1ine laying submarines) w'ith t heir
(0omlete armmament anhd 'li . iipupnI nta
l9o.-tS which shall be specai: ( d b~y the
A i, es andl the [Un i tedl St at es of A na( r'
ia'a All other submar'ine's to be pah.i
off :and1 comipletely dliisarm'ed a
plaaeda under the supervi~' ~nonr of I I
Albed l'owers anal the Un tedl States
of A mei'ica.
man surface warships wh ichi shaill be
dlesigniated by the Allit's anid the
U inited States of Amneica shall forth -
with be dlisarmiled and thei'ea fter ini
ei'r'ed in neult ral prt~-s, or, for lie
want of thiemn, in Alliedl ports, to be
de(signatedl by the Allies and~ the
Uniited States of A meric'a Only c'arie.
Sa kers be'inrg left on boarid, namely:
S.ix battle cruisers, ten battleships,
eight light crulisers, [(a battleships,
('ighlt light crisers, incIhiding two
innme layers, fi fly destroyers of thre
moist. mnodern ty pe. AllI Eother su rface
bases to ba' adesignateda by the All ies;
arid the UnJiiited'a States of A meien' and
:arie to be paid off andl c'omlple'tely dlis
armilead anid pdaced undecr su pErivisin
of the Allies andia thl'e r Ui tedl States'
of Anierica. All vessels of the auixili
ariy fleet. (trawlers, motoi' vessels,
etc.) are to be dlisai'medl.
,Twenrty- four'--The Allies anad thle
Uite ad States of A merica shall have
the i'ighlt to swveepI up all inen fields
anrd obstructions laid by Ge''n rmay out
side Gei'man territoi'iat waters, rand
thae po(sitions of thlese ar'e to be in
Tlwenlty-five-Freedolam of access to
~a from the Baltic tao be' given to
the naval anal mercantilt' mlarines oif
the AllIed and associatead powers. To
secure tis the Allies anal the United
SEAMAN WILLIE G[I[R
WRITES HOME [ROM
Sidney, N. S., Nov. 2, 1918.
As I just came over from the dock,
thought that I would write you a let
ter and then go down and enjoy my
liberty. I would have writteen to you
from the ship, hut all of the mail is
censored and I wanited to say a few
things that I doubt if the censor
would pass. As this is Saturday we
have shore liberty from one this af
ternoon until ten-thirty tonight, and
on Sundays from ten A. M. until ten
thirty P. 1l.
Well, first I suppose that you wotihl
like to know why we ever came to
Nova Scotia when I wrote yo'u that
we would go to France direct from
Norfolk. Well, we lest Norfolk on
Oct. t), with a convoy for France, and
our ship, which developed only four
knots an hour fell behimd the othus,
which were making seven knots, and
so we headed for Sydney to catch an
other which left about nine days ago.
We would have gone with it, but our
water pulmps in the engine room wtvent
to the had and we are now hav. int:
them replaced by new ones.
There is another convoy that leaver
from here on next Friday, and the
captain said last night that if he miss
el that one that we would go alone.
lie surely is a fine man. I went into
his room last Sunday morning and he
was reading his Bible. He says that
he has carried two ships through th
sub zone already witho.r a convoy,
and if need be we will have to get
our, cargo to France without convoy,
or a gun for protection. He says that
if the crew has the determination to
go over that you need not worry about
not getting there.
Well, Papa, there is not much mor
that I could write about., unless you
would like to know a little about Syd
ney. It is a town of about t wenty
thousand people and ha, a very rme
harbor. It. rains up her al mo! at
the summer and snows all the winter.
The sun is shining todlay for the first
time since we came here. The people
are interested in the Victory I.oan
more than anything else at present.
Cape Breton county's allotment is
four million, and I see by the bulletin
board that she has in the first two
days of the campaign already exceed
ed that amount by ninety-six thou
sand, and has now set the mark to
five million. They have already got.
ten on an average of fifty-five dollars
from each man, woman an:1 ! ild in
tle county, which I think is pretty
good. An American seaplane will
ircle over the city this afternoon
about four o'clock and drop pamphlets
inl connection wit . the 1Loan ;. ive.
Will tr. an! e'. on.' to send h'm'
The war ne-vs. 'rtainly loo'. en
couraging now, and if Austria will
give in pretty soon, it won't be lont
l''ftore I wi!l be singing tli t old -on(.
"I'm (C'oming 1lomw''
I':(pa, if it is lit any tr ulle. I
w.:uld apreciiate it if you will wire and
let me know how the folks :(re. We
II a ne;". l(xt week, withoult gur. conyvoy
r le convoy, so I don't s lpp: V th:at
I would have to hear from you by
mail. Will write again.
I..ve to -dl
Your af'f wt.onat - son.
W . C. \.: ;(. 1..
Stats o' (f Ame1(ricai shall he ('0mpowered
to .ocupy all German forits, torit ifi
cat ions, hat teries and1 <t' eense works
ot all kinds iln all the entrances from
the Katte'gat into the lhlt it', anid to
sweep tip all the in tes anad obstrue
tions withmi and wit hoot ( eroman te'r.
r'triail watel's without11 ay ii ulestionl
oif neotra''lit y being r'aisedl, oini the
jt~sit ions of all suchi m's anid iib.
ITwenty-six -The ex ist iing blockade
ship)s found at sta aire ti remini I 'ble
Telanti-sve Ail ports ( oaicraft
fliedby aitiheil Alle n mthe~i Uhnte
tigs, lighteis, cranes aind aill uther
hairbori miater'iials, miateriials fori inlandt
navigaitti, ll aircriafti andl all mat (
rimls atnd stories, all armis and rm..
oif all kinds.
Tw'~en ty-ine-All Black m-a pior'ts
Jtf hle evacuatedl biy (;irmtany-' all ltiis
simn wvar vessels of all desiiptions
sleized'( by Geroimany inl thi' Black sea
are to be handed over' to the Alliies
and tht United Stat's of Amnerio a; al!
neu'ttralI merchant vessels are'o to beI re
leased~(; all wairlike' andt othr m'iiaterials
of all kinds sei/z'd in t htse por0ts ar'
as specified in cla use tweinty-cighit. ari"
to lie -.rbandoniedl.
Thirty-- All merchant vesstels in
German hanads belonging to thet Allie's
arsociatedt Ipower's are to be( re'stor'ed
in ports to lie specified by the Allies