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LONDON IS AGAIN
RAIDED BY AIRMEI
OFFICIAL REPORT SHOWS THA
THIRTY-SEVEN WERE KILLED
AND 141 WOUNDED.
THREE RAIDERS SHOT DOWV
Most Daring Raid Yet Made by Ger
man Airmen-Contingent Larger
and Descended Lower Than on Any
London.-TIe second descent upon
London by a squadron of airplanes
was made between nine and ten
o'clock in the morning, when the
business section of the metropolis was
most crowded. It was officially an
nounced that thirty-seven persons
were killed and 141 injured by the
Although the German contingent
was larger, more daring, more delib
erative in its methods anl descended
much lower than on the visit of June
13, the number of killed and woundod
was, according to the first official roll,
roughly, one-third the previous casual
ty list. This destruction of property
may have been greater, but that it is
impossible to estimate.
The flight of the Germans over Lon
don lasted about twenty minutes. 10ng
lish airmen engaged the enemy for
several minutes over the metropolis,
and anti-aircraft guns were firing
briskly, but without destroying any of
the twenty or more invading machines.
The admiralty was able to report
however, that naval airmen who fol
lowed them to Rea brought down three
machines. A British squadron sent up
from Dunkirk to intercept the return
ing raiders did not encounter them
because they had taken a more north
erly route, but the British airmen met
and destroyed seven other German
WILSON ORDERS EXPORT
PROVISION INTO OPERATION.
Becomes Effective July 15.-Complete
Embargo of Foodstuffs Considered.
Washington.- Government control
of American exports authorized in E
provision of the espionage act, was or
dered put into operation July 15 b
President Wilson in a proclamatio
putting under license shipments to a
countries of the most important e:
In a statement accompanying tlh
proclamation, the President declare
the government's policy will be fir:
to give consideration to America
needs; next, to meet as far as 1)0
sible the requirements of the allie
and lastly to supply the neutral coui
tries wherever practicable. It i
made clear that every effort will b
made to see that no supplies reach th
The copimodities niamed ini tihe is
put und~er control are coal, coke, fue
oils, kerosene andt gasoline, includin
hunkers, food grains, flour and mea
fodder and feeds, meats and fats, p1
iron, steel billets, ship plates an
structural shapes, scrap iron andl se-ra
steel; ferro manganese fertilizer:
arms, ammunitionl andi evplosives.
The inclumsioni of foodstuffs in thi
proclamationi lends color to statementl
that the administration is considlerin
the advisability of a complete emba
go for sixty days on all food shli
znents to give the country time to al
cribe the amounts of its supplies an
to give allied and neutral countrie
opportunity to present a full program
o ftheir requirements.
CHINESE REPUBLIC IS
REPORTED R E-EST ABLISH E[
the Chinese legation here said th
republic had been firmly re-establishe
st Nanking with Feng Kue-Chang, th
former vice president, as president
the new provisional government. R'
publicaa troops were reported cot
verged toward Peking to drive out th
Manchu forces remaining in posset
sion there in the name of the impel
GERMAN DOES NOT
KNOW WHERE TO G'
Richmond, Va-Asserting that hi
does not know where to go, and thi
he does not want to go to Mexico, I!
K. Vieter, erstwhile Oerman const
hiere, could not tell what he woul
do as a result of the report fror
Washington, requesting~ those whl
-were in charge of German consullate
in this country to leave thle Unite,
States, Ile recently disposed of hi
tobacco warehouse property for- $100
WILL NOT TOLERATE
ROWDYISM BY SOLDIER,
New York.--Soldiers wvho interfer
with free speech, free press or th~
right peaceably to assemble and pet
tion the government, break the las
according to a statement of Secretar
of War Baker. The secretary's cori
munication was in response to a r.
quest against soldiers and ml
tiamen "breaking up meetings, arres
ing citizens, raiding rooms and hea
quarters depsite the protests ot eii
*~n to the police."
Seward Prosser, prominent banker
and director of many big business en
terprises, is chairman of the Red Cross
war finance committee.
TROOPS ARE SAFE IN FRANCE
GERMAN UNDERSEA BOATS MADE
ATTACK ON THE TRANS.
Last Units of the American Expedi-|
tionary Forces Have Arrived in
France.--Not a Life Was Lost Dur
ing the Transportation.
convoying transports with troops for
France fought off two submarine at
tacks. The first news of the fights
was given out by the committee on
public information, with formal an
nouncement of tho safe arrival of the
last of the transports with their con
At least one submarine was sunk
force, showing that the Germans had
r information of the coming of the
ri transports and planned to get them.
This announcement was issued:
"The navy department at five
o'clock this afternoon received word
d of the safe arrival at a French port
tof the last contingent of General
11Pershing's expeditionary force. At the
same time information was released
that the transports were twice attack
ed by submarines on the way across.
s "No ship was hit, not an American
life was lost, andl while the navy gun
ners report the sinking of one sub
marine only there is reason to believe
tthat others were destroyed in the first
.FRANCE AND ENGLAND
CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY.
United States Soldiers Center of Cele
bration in France.
American Independence day was cel
ebrateod enthusiastically in England
gand1( France as well as on the battle
-fronts. In Paris, a battalion of the
first American expeditionary force on
its way to the front was the center
of the celebrati. The soldier8 of
,revolutionary Russia mnaintainedl their
Sattempts to break through the Aus
tro-German lines in eastern Galicia.
Cheered by the results of the fighting
during the first three days of July.
General Brussiloff's men continue their
efforts, especially in the region of
o Birzezany and are throwing fresh forces
e against the Teuton positions.
d During Sunday ana Monday the
o first two days of the new drive, the
f Rusians captured 300 officers and
1- 18,000 men, and on Tuesday and Wed
i- nesday probably added several more
a thousands to the total. Twenty-nine
'& guns and thirty-three machine guns
7- were taken from the Austro-Germans.
Violent artillery duels have been in
progress on the Konfuchk-Ziochoff
sector, on the Stokhod, in Volhynia
and at Brody, on the Galician-Vol
't In the Champagne on the western
:. front the German crown prince has
I nmadle another dlesperate and fruit
El less effort to break the French lines
ai northwest of Rheims. Attacking in
force alon aneleven-mile front, the
Germans made especially strong et.
.1 forts aroundl Corny and Ailles and
against the California-Plateou. The
.F'renchl repulsed all attacks with
iNVESTiGATION OF RACE
, RIOTS iN EAST ST. LOUIS.
n East St. Lcuis, Ill.-'-A federal inves
a ligation of race riots here in which
I. thirty-three negroes and four whites
e, were killed and approximately 310
y negro homes were burned was begun
i. by Col. George H. Hunter, chief quar.
3. termaiater of the central division of the
i. United States army. Colonel Hunter
t. Ia under instructions to make a full
I. report of the trouble to Maj. Gen,
.j. Thomas H. Barry at Chicago, comn
manudant oath central.. deartent.
FOUR MEMBERS OF THE CREW
WERE LOST WHEN THE SHIP
ARMED NAVAL GUARD SAVED
The State Department Announced the
Sinking of the U. S. Steamship
Orleans, But Withheld the Place
and Time of Attack.
Washington.-The American steam
ship Orleans, of the Oriental Naviga
tion company, has been torpedoed and
sunk by a submarine. Four of the
crew were drowned, but all members
of the armed naval guard were saved,
The state department, announcing
the sinking, withheld the place and
the time of the attack.
New York.--The Orleans, a vessel
of 2,808 tons gross, left here June 11
with a cargo for France, commanded
by Capt. Allen D. Tucker. Of her
crew of thirty-six, ten were American
After Germany announced unre
stricted submarine warfare, the Or
loans was the first American steam
ship to reach France from an Ameri
can port. She was formerly the Avel
laneda and later the Menaptha, under
the Argentine flag.
SELECTION OF NEW
ARMY NEAR AT HAND.
Officials Are Silent But Drawings Will
Likely Take Place This Week.
Washington.-Selection day for the
new national army is approaching rap
idly as the local exemption boards in
the various states complete their or
ganization, give serial numbers to the
registration cards and forward certi
fled copies to Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder. Indications are that
the drawing will be held this week, but
no official statment has been made as
to the war department's plane.
Administration officials still main
tain strict silence as to the method to
be followed, but the recent statement
by Secretary Baker that the drawing
would be held in Washington, coupled
with the stres laid upon the serial
numbering of registration cards, indi
cates the general outline of the 'plan
It is understood that it is proposed t<
place in a single jury wheel in Wash
ington one complete set of numbers
When a number is taken from th
wheel, the man in each exemptioi
district whose card bears that seria
number will be drafted. Thus al
each number is drawn, approximatel:
30,000 men will be drafted, or one il
each exemption district. If 1,200,001
men are to be called before the ei
emption boards in the first selection
which seems highly probable, on1:
forty numbers would need to be
There are numerous complications
which must arise and the method o
solving them can be known only whei
the plan in det-ail is made. For 111
stance, the number of registered is
dlividuals in each district wvho are lia
ble for military service will certain1:
not be the same. Aliens are regis
tered, but not liable for duty,
PLOT TO DESTROY CROPE
Soux Falls, S. D.-Regular army ol
fleers in South Dakota claim to hay
reliable information that Industria
Workers of the World leaders in th
state have maps of the agricultura
dlistricts of the state, and have me:
stationed throughout the state wh
will make simultaneous attempts t
burn this season's crops.
Federal officers have been al
praised of the plot, and every effor
will be made to apprehend those cot
nected with it, it was said, The revi
lations were made public as a wart
ing to the farmers of the state t
guard against the activities of the plo
WORKING OF SPIES
D1SCLO~SED BY NORTHOLIFFI
1Washington-Lord Northcliffe, hen
of the British mission in this oountr:
authorized publication of parts of
confidential speech on spies and cot
sorship made to the National Pros
club July 4. He described -the wor
of spies in England and the flood<
fatal information that pours over th
cables through neustral countries
Germany, and spoke of the dangers<
any except technicall military an
naval censorship of the press,
SAMUEL GOMPERS AND
ROOSEVELT IN TIL'1
New York.-Denial by Samuel Gon
porn, president of the American F'e<
oration of Labor, that trades union
had had any share in the IEast S
Lo0uis riots, which was met by a v'
hement denunciation by Theodor
Roosevelt of the murder of helpler
negroes, precipitatedl a tumultuous di
monstration at a -"ass meeting hel
in Carnegie hall here in honor of th
Russian msnian to the Urnted oSate
Captain Osborne Wood, son of MaJ.
Gen. Leonard Wood, commander of the
Southeastern department, inspecting
arms of a company of Harvard's regi
RACE RIOTS AGAIN START UP
MOB FIRES HOMES OF NEGROES
AND SHOOT OCCUPANTS AS
Twelve Companies of National Guard
on Duty.-Estimates on Number
Killed During Day of Rioting Run as
High as 250.
East St. Louis, I11.-An estimate of
the dead in the race riot and fire rang
ed from fifteen to seventy-five, of
whom two were white men.
Buildings were still burping at tour
different points in the city.
The property loss was estimated by
City Attorney Fekete at $8,000,000.
Forty injured negroes and six injur
white men in one hospital and almost
- an equal number in another.
Oolonel Tripp, assiatant edjfutant
j general, stated shortly before mid
i , night that the rioting crowds had for
I the most part dispersed.
At least fifteen negroes were shot
r and killed by mobs here as they fled
i from their burning homes which had
S'-en set on fire by white mobs. The
exact number who perished in the
,burning houses, if any, is unknown,
and will not be ascertained until the
ruins are searched.
Military rule was proclamed and at
the same time 300 white men were ar.
tI rested and locked up at police head.
quarters. Negro quarters in varioue
.parts of the city are on fire and the
.flames recah the very edge of the
Estimates of the number of negroeE
.who perished in the fire ran as higli
as 100, but there was nothing authen
tic on which to base these estimates
except that hundreds of whites stood
around the edges of the burning die.
-tricts and fired at the negroes as they
fled from their home.
.State's Attorney Schaumloeffel, ol
a St. Clair county, drove through the
i riot-swept district with Police Inspec.
a tor Walsh, of St. Louis, Mo. The
Sstate's attorney estimated that the
a dead negroes would number 250. All
a estimates, however, are conjectural.
, The mayor of East St. Louis sent
for F'ire Chief Swingley of St. Louis
,. Mo., to assist in fighting the flames,
t which threatened to destroy a large
.part of the city. A company of the
.St. Louis fire department started to
.East St. Louis but was ordered back
a by Chief Swingley.
SKERENSKY LEADS RUSIAN
TROOPS IN BRILLIANT VICTORY,
Thousands of Prisonera Taken and
d Petrograd.-The brilliant Russian
'advance, the news of which has sent
a wave of rejoicing through the en
atire country, was led by War Minis
foer Kerensky in person.
For the last four days the war min.
k ister has been continuously at the
front, spending every effort to urge
0the troops to advance, lie finally
rode to ilhe front line trenches and
placing himself at the head of the
troops gave the order to advance.
GREEK DESTROYER LOST
IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Paris .--The Greek destroyer Doxa
|- manned by French officers and crev
5 has been blown up in the Mediterran
L ean sea. Twenty-nine men includini
-all the officers, were lost. The offi
C cial announcement of the Doxa sayl
s that the destroyer sang as the result oi
a double explosion on June 28. The
I Doxa was then within one hundred
yards of a merchant vesel which she
IN HUNT FOR SPIES
PERPLEXING PROBLEMS THAT
MUST BE MET IN STAMPING
REPRESENTATIVES OF ALLIES
Have Come to America In Effort to
Run Down German Agents.-Many
Schemes Set on Foot by Detectives.
Washington.-More complete and
efficient co-operation of United States
secret service agents with those of
its European allies is recognized as
the great problem that must be met
in stamping out the spy evil.
While it was stated that operctives
of the state, war, navy, and justice
departments are co-operating with
good results in running down active
alien enemies, it was strongly indicat
ed that much remained to be accom
plished in relationships with the ser
vices of foreign countries.
Representatives of the allies al
ready are in this country, it is under
stood, and are working to bring about
the desired co-operative action. This
work, for obvious reasons, could not
be considered seriously before the
United States entered the war, and
the working out of the ramifications
of a co-ordination scheme require un
usual discussion, as well as time for
setting the actual machinery in mo
The secret service of the United
States was confronted at the entrance
of America into the war with a pro
gram of discouraging magnitude. The
machinery of the departments, built
up almost entirely for the handling
of domestic problems, was suddenly
required to shoulder the immense bur
dent of coping with thousands of plot
ters and spies.
Many schemes set on foot by enemy
plotters have been thwarted and it is
said that the archives of the depart
ments contain records of activities,
which would, if made known, be of
That the attacks upon American
transports were the result of the work
of spies is accepted generally in
Washington without surprise. The
sailing of transports, although not
mentioned by the newspapers, was
known to a large number of persons,
who witnesed the transfer of troops
from points in the United States and
MAJOR GENERAL WOOD
INSPECTS CHARLOTTE SITES.
During One Day's Stay He Visits
Three Sites and Delivers Two
Charlotte.-Geeneral Leonard Wood,
commander of the United States army,
department of the southeast, spent
Thursday, July 5, in Charlotte, and it
was a busy day for the distinguished
soldier and citizen.
In addition to inspecting three pos
sible sites for an army camp which
it is hoped will be located at Char
lotte, he found time to deliver two
addresses, one to an audience of
thousands on the First Presbyterian
church lawn at six o'clock in the
evening, and -the other following the
banquet served at the Selwyn hotel
in his honor at 8:30 o'clock. For no
matter how busy the general is, and
in those stirring times of preparation
that America may do her part in the
world-struggle for democracy no man
is busier, he always finds time to
preach the "doctrine of preparedness"
and never loses an opportunity to say
a word, wherever he may be, that wil
help to stir the American public- to a
realization of the gravity of the crisis
with which the American nation is
In his rather blunt, but direct and
soldierly way, General Wood told
North Carolinians a good many things
they had probably not heard or
thought of before, and it Is not to be
questioned that he went away from
Charlotte leaving the people of this
city a deeper sense of duty and obli
gation that falls upon every citizen
in this time of national peril.
OVER NEWS FROM CHINA.
Washington-Belief here that the
monarchial coup d-etat in China Is de
stined to failure, was increased by
each new item of news which came
to the attention of the state depart
ment. Minister Relnsch reported that
several, at least some of the northern
military leaders, who are felt to hold
the country's destiny in their hands,
have taken the field in opposition to
Gneral Chang Hlsun's attempt to de
stroy republicanism in China.
Mexico About to Get In Line.
El Paso, Texas-Since the pro-ally
campaign in Mexico startel by El
Universal in Mexico City, the senti
ment favoring the allies has reached
northern Mexico, and during the past
thirty days a well-defined movement
favoring an open break with Germany
and the alignment of Mexico on the
side of the entente allies has devel
oped. This has been in spite of the
pro-German sentiments published daily
in Chihuahua City and in other pa.
pe believed to be subsidized by the
Gerann In th nort
FEDERAL FARM FUND
PIRST LOAN IS MAbE FROM
COLUMBIA FARM LOAN
GIVES CHECK FOR $1,600
Paid to V. A. Calk and Mothor.-As.
soostions Will Receive Money
Columbia.-The first .loan had been
made by the Columbia federal farm
loan, bank through the Saxa-Gotha
national farm loan association of Lex.
ington county. The 1,000 local farm
loan associations in North Carolina,
Georgia and Florida have been in a
I spirited but friendly race to secure
the first money under the new govern.
The loan was made to V. A. Calk
and his mother, Mrs. Adelaide T. Calk 4
on 130 acres of land and was for $1,600.
The interest on the loan will be five
per cent and one per cent is to be
paid annually on the principal. The
loan will run for thirty-six years and
the amount to be paid will be $96 a
year for thirty-five years and $161.44
on the thirty-sixth year.
It so happens that the first loan
was made in the home county of Con
gressman A. F. Lever, a member of
the rural credits committee handlini
the farm loan act in Congress.
The Columbia farm loan bank hat
-been well organized and loans will
now be made as rapidly as possible
Appraisers have been appointed
throughout the district and attorneys
are being named to prepare the ab *
C. M. Efird is secretary of the as.
sociation securing the first loan. The
abstract was prepared by W. B. Ma.
non, assistant counsel of the farm
loan bank and was approved by Rob
ert H. Welch, general counsel.
The Columbia farm loan bank made
no special effort to make an early
loan, but went about the work of or.
ganizing the district in a business like
manner, perfecting all machinery be
fore attempting to let out money.
Mrs. Calk and her son came to Co
lumbia when they received the check
for the loan from F. J. H. Von Engel.
ken, president of the bank.
Buliding Houses For Divilon.
Columbia.--Eighteen hundred me.
are working at a driving speed for
eight hours a day to build the Colum
bia cantonment. The camp will be
completed by September 16 and will
house 40,000 of the new National army.
Many train loads of material are be
ing received daily and other workmen
will be put to work as soon as they
Several barracks, each 130 'feet long
and 30 feet wide, each to accommodate
160 men are being constructed. Three
hundred such buildings will be re.
quired for the division and several
must be erected daily if the camp is
to 'be completed,
Several hundred laborers are en.
gaged in building the Columbia streei
railway line .to the camp. It will' not
be many days until the line in in oper
ation, which will greatly facilitate the'
matter of handling the laborers.
Offices are being constructed at the
camp for the executive staff of the
Hardaway Construction Company,
Work is also being rushed on the con
atruction of a 16 Inch water main frotn
Columbia to the camp, a distance of
Motor Truck company No. 40, with
33 large motor cars, is on duty at the
camp. The guard duty, will be left
to the Second battalion, First regi
ment, National Guard of South Caro
Eggs Bring Good Prices.
Columbia-Prices for eggs hold e
reasonably profitable range, despite thu
great bulk of vegetables now being
offered, Quotations throughout the
state are 25 and 80 cents a dosen. But
ter continues to sell~ at 85 and 40 cents,
The creamery product is somewhat
Cloudburst at Olanta.
Olanta.-There was a cloudburst in.
the section from two to five miles
south and southeast of Osinta, pauss,
ing through the Central comniunity.
towards Lake City. Fortusnately
there was little wind and no hail, so
that no great damage was done. The
roads and rolling lands were' baily
washed, some dwellings struc. by
lightning and some damage to crops,
especially youn~g corn and tobacco,
Unless some disaster comes late~
this section will make a record corn
and tobacco crops.
Tax Books Closed June 80, '
Columbia.-The fiscal years of the
tax department ends on June' 80 of
each year and Comptroller GenN 4
Sawyer has instructed a-ll county offi..
cdals to .loso -their books op that
date sos to check up and havs a
settlenmon of the taxes of 1916. '98oi
the next ee months the office of
comptrolle 'general will be busy
making th settlements. Mr. Saw
yer return 'to ~Columbia a few daya
ago, after ng made the sttlemts
during th . at Leigton, Aikqv