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? Five negroes, whose sentc'.ces to death were pronounced by court martial which tried them for participation in the Houston riot in August. IStl?. and whose sentences were approved by President Wilson, were hanged at Fort Ham Houston at davbreak last Tuesday morning So civilians were allowed to witness the executions, which were carried through with great secrecy. Those who paid the death penalty were ail members of Company F. of the Jtth Infantry. They were privates Ha be Follier. Thomas McDoffald. Josepii Smith, .fames P.oblrison and Albert Wright. During the recent American Advance out of Chateau Thierry, a Hed t'ross captain was looking about for suitable hospital sites, hen he met an American negro soldier marching along towards < 'hateau Thierry, following closely behind a Herman major. The negro had transferred his pack from tils own back to the back of the Herman officer and had also transferred the Herman Major's monocle to his own eye. Thus equipped the black 1. _ .... . ..line triumphantly wiirrivr ?im . down the road. Ah ho passed the Hod Gross captain, ho called out: "I say. look here what this nigger done got." There has never been any definite statement as to how many Americans were engaged in t in operations by which the St. Millie) salient was captured recently. An early estimate had it that there were 50U.U00 on a side, or thereabouts, and another later estimate gave the figures at alsnit iJO.WW on each side. It is now known that in all there w.-re about 60.000 Germans in the salient the day before the attack was commenced; but most of them got away. How many Americans there were has not been stated. though it is evident that <ieneral I'ershlng had enough to do what he was calculating on doing. -?The I'nited States, as was fully expected. has unconditionally rejected Germany's peace feeler. In doing so the government has spoken for all the eobelllKe rents. Almost immediately after receiving the Austrian government's note from the minister from Sweden. Mr. Kkengren. Secretary Lansing Issued this formal statement: "I am authorial d hy the president to state ?>- . .1.. u-ill |al. the reolv Of iiiiii in?- .. . . this government to the Austro-Hungarian not*- proposing an unofficial conference of belligerents: "Th?- government of th?- t'nitod States feels that th*'r?> is only one reply which it can make to the suggestion of th*' ini|ierial Austro-Hungarian government. It has repeatedly and with entire candor stated the terms which the t'nlted States would consider anil ran and will entertain no proposal for a conference upon a matter concerning which it has made lis [sisitlon and purfmsc so plain." ? German troops sent to the Muce lonlan front to aid th*- hard pressed Bulgarian forces have been put to flight along with the Bulgarians, says a Servian official statement on Wednesday's operations received at the Serviun legation in Washington Wednesday night. The statement was sent from Saloniki by t'olonel I'oshitch, assistant chief of the Servian general staff. It follows: "We have repulsed a number of violent counterattacks in the Koziak region. The German troops which were sent to the aid of the Bulgarians have been put to flight with the latter. Wo continue to advance along the whole front. The village of Gradeshnitza is in our hands. The Allied troops have taken the village of Starovina. The number of prisoners exceeded 4,000. The number of captured guns exceeds 50. The enem> has also abandoned enormous quantities of war materials." ? Postmaster General Burleson expresses the view in a statement issued last Monduy through Solicitor Lamar of the postofflce department that it will be better for the newspapers of the future to avoid literal treatment of seditious utterances in cases in which the speakers or publishers are under Investigation, arrest or tnaictinept. The opinion of the postmaster ??general was given after a New York newspaper had called attention to the fact that newspapers by repeating the literal utterances In describing Uncharges would be extending the disloyal work of such speakers or publishers, and suggested that the newspapers. In such cases simply say that an attack was made on the nations Allied with the United States denounced the drafts or disparaged the warThe statement Issued through Solicitor Lrfimiir said that the postmaster general now Is considering several articles in the Issue of The Nation, a New York weekly magazine, which Is being issued. ? Local draft boards were ordered by Provost Marshal General Crowder on Thursday to at once begin mulling our questionnaires to all men between 19 and 36 years of age inclusive, who registered Thursday of last week except British and Canadian subjects who have 30 days to voluntarily enter the British and Canadian armies. Ten per cent of the questionnaires are to be mailed by euch board each day until the entire group has been sent out. Provost Marshal General Crowder announced tonight that under the regulation each registrant is given seven days to till out and return the document. "It is however, the earnest hope of this office that the registrants will not require as much time as this," General Crowder said, "and that every effort will be made to turn the questionnaires in properly answered as promptly as possible. Under the maximum time allowed local boards In mailing out the forms, and registrants in filling them out and returning them, the questionnaires for the entire age group should be back in the hands of local t>o?rds within three weeks from tomorrow. Approximately 6.000.0O0 men are in the 19 and 20 and 32 to 36 years classes to whom questionnaires go. It was said. There are also some 40.000 additional men between 21 and 31 years of age. who had added to the draft rolls Thursday, registered for the first time, and these also Will he classified. The date for drawing that will, in a measure, determine the order of calling the men into service will be announced soon. ? Information reaching the state department from the neutral country throws new light on the situation In central rtussia, wnerv a reisn ui urmr conducted by the Bolshevik! has made the position of the populace tragic in the extreme and is endangering citizens of the entente powers who have been unable to leave the country. Declaring that the outside world can not have a true conception of the actual condition, the despatches said that since May the Holsheviki has made a campaign of wholesale murder. Many persons have been shot without trial for political vfews which they assert. The assassination of Moses I'ritsky. head of the commlston against the counter-revolution and the attempt on the life of the Premier Lentne were direct results of this condition of tyranny, said the advices. Besides the 500 persons who were shot in connection with the death of Uritsky. a large number of other persons are held for execution . In the event that further attempts are made on the life of the Holsheviki leaders A general search is being made of the home in Moscow of the well to do and of former officers in an effort to secure any shred of evidence . upon which to make arrests, said the dispatches. The prisons are filled to overflowing and executions continue J?ii? In mnnv iium. it is said, sen tences are passed upon the slight grounds that the accused might be dangerous to Bolshevikl power. In addition irresponsible and vengeful gangs are venting on innocent persons their desperation over the daily declining power of the Bolshevikl. All newspapers in Mocaow except the Bolshevikl organs have suspended since July 1. the dispatches add. ? "I saw the ending of the St. Mihie) battle." said Secretary of War Baker to the New York World correspondent In London last Monday. From an observation point I watched our barrage creeping ahead and our boys following in toward the German lines. The Americans went into business with superb dash, and at the same time with all the discipline and aplomb of veterans. It would make every American proud to have seen them. Everything was ordered so well that our casualties were surprisingly small. I Waited a large hospital afterward. It contained a number of seriously I wounded who were certainly receiving) the most rapid and most skilled treat-1 ment. I was In St. Mlhlel for some hours. The town is perfectly clean and well kept. Except In the outlying suburbs, which were destroyed, there was little damage done. The people, who. of course, wore the best gala attire they could command, were very much elated. They did not look as if they had been bsdlv treated. One very intelligent resident said to me: "The Hermans were strict, but not cruel so long as their rules were obeyed.' It was most inspiring to see the delight of these people over their release from four and a half years of captivity. One girl had on a particularly new looking pair of shoes. I asked her where she got thern. 'I kept them hidden all the time to wear on this day,' she answered. The people said they wire badly off for food until IMgian-American relief came. The politeness of every one was almost pathetic. Old and young stood aside as one approached, saying. 'Hon jour, monster.' with a grateful smile." The secretary disclaimed his competence to say anything on future military plans. He is in Ixmdon on a brief official visit and will soon return to France. Jhe ^orhriUe (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofllce at York aa Mall Matter of the Second Class. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1918. The fourth Liberty loan drive begins S? ptembrr 2S. It will be up to the l?eoplo to buy all the bonds they can possibly buy. Sure, the I'nited States intends to make peace. That is what she went into the war for. And she has no idea of consulting the Austrians or fJerinans about it. either. What are you doing to help the boys push the (lertnans further back'.' You. we mean, what are you doing? Kaiser William talks like an angel; hut that does nut go with men who understand so well how he arts like a devil. This is the time to sow grafn and lots of it. We want to sow grain mi the tirst place because there is not suttieient lalmr to cultivate other crops, ami in the second place tiecnuse grain is lood. No one need he disturbed about that list of occupations that are said to be non-essential to the war until they hear from local boards, with regard to their own particular eases. The list is authentic, all right: but it is not to be taken as an order for action. The new Liberty loan is to draw 4i per cent interest. The interest will be payable October 15 and April 15. Subscriptions may be paid in cash or in installments?JO per cent November -1; JO per cent December 19; 3u per cent January 16. The initial payment is 10 per cent. Germany, it is said, denies having anything to do with Austria's peace move Of course nobody bejigv^s that; but if Austria wants to make separate peace terms, she can do it all right. All she has to do Is to sign her name to the bottom of a blank sheet and turn it over to the United States. ? Soldiers who have been over there and who have returned, say there is not nearly so much grumbling in the enmos over there as there is In the ramps back here. They say that the boys over there know whift they are up against, what they have to do. and they are anxious to do the work and be done with it. What do we think of the German peace proposal through Austria? Well, you have been reading all along how derman machine gun snipers send streams of bullets into the advancing Americans until the said advancing Americans get a bead on the said machine gun sni|>ers. and then how the snipers to save their cowardly, hides, begn to sing Kamerad! That is what we think of the (Sermon |H>ace proposal. dovernor Manning has issued a letter to the sheriffs and other officials calling ti|K*n them to help with the apprehension of deserters. That ;i -ver touched Sheriff Fred K. cjuinn. He has apprehended not less than a dozen, ineliding two negroes not long ago who. though they had been hiding in a hole for several months, were still officially in the army. It might also be said that Sheriff Quinn does not need any stirring up from Columbia on account of deserters or anything else. He is on the job about 365 days in the year and pretty close to twenty-four hours in the day. Peace Terms. Kamerad. Sikh hiTi', Billy. <t<> Liberty Loan Bonds. The man who invests his money in Liberty loan Ismds is not necessarily patriotic; but he is wise: while the malt who refuses to invest in Liberty loan l>onds is neither wise nor patriot ic. One of the good things that has grown out of this war has been wholesome economic propaganda that has arisen in connection with the bond sales. No one is the better off for extravagant living, and the need for lessons in frugality and economy was never more pressing than at the beginning of this war. It is impossible that anybody can be hurt through the purchase of Liberty loan bonds, unless they greedily attempt to buy more than they can possibly pay for; but on the other hand it is sate to say that many a man who has allowed himself to be reluctantly persuaded into the purchase of bonds has then and there laid for himself the foundation of a future fortune. * ? Cotton Gin Question. As has already been explained, there is quite a lot of dissatisfaction over the ginning question; but it all comes out of misunderstanding, rather than otherwise. l/pon the fixing of the price of ginning at 13.50 for^a 500-pound bale, there has naturally developed a feeling on the part of many that the ginning business has suddenly become a gold mine, and there is an eager desire to get a part of the profits. In the light of things as they appeared upon their face in the beginning, nobody is to be blamed for such a view of the case: hut in the fuller light of a clearer understanding of the whole matter, the situation takes on quite a different aspect. About all that the food administration is trying to do is to put the ginning business on its merits. We have already explained the necessity for that. Where heretofore the ginner has madi a nominal charge for ginning, ami secured the balance of his compensation out ot the seed, the food administration is trying to see that the owner of the seed cotton frays the ginjner full price for his ginning and that I the ginner or crusher pays full price for the sMii. fSet that |Kjlnt and get It stiuight. It is not really intended that the price of winning any higher than it was befor#*. The idea is to give the owner of the rotton just what he has been getting. It is proposed that the additional amount he is to receive for his seed will make up for the apparent advance he has paid on the price of ginning. So. the thing is not going to he worked out exactly. That is not practicable. Seed may not be as high this year as they were last year; but it must be remembered that the high price of seed last year was largely speculative. Some crushers paid more for the seed than they were worth because of special speculative conditions, and other crushers who followed lost money. Much of the price was fictitious. One of the main considerations with the food administration now is to eliminate all speculation, and if actual values this year do not measure up to the speculative prices of last year, there is no reasonable ground for complaint. Then then* is another thing for those people who would rush into the ginning business in order to get a share of those apparently excessive profits. In the first place, the probability is that the thing is not nearly so soft as it looks. As a matter of fact, that Is reasonably certain, tor it the price that has been fixed should yield such a profits as the inexperienced think it will yield, the food administration will In- compelled to revise that price wun a severe cutting down. In the second place, having fixed the price on a hasis of what it considers reason and equity, the I'ood administration cannot allow the public to run in. establish a surplus of gins, and develop throat-cutting competition. The idea of the food administration is that no more gins shall be established except they be absolutely neeessar> to prevent loss and waste. It is not considered that the country can afford the use of capital for such unnecessary purposes at this juncture, and then it is necessary to prevent over-reaching of the business. There arc some cases to be sure, wheiv the food administration has slipped up in allowing the establishment of unaccessor.\ gins. That was for lack of information and because it was not firm enough in the exercise id' its powers. Hut this is a matter that will regulate itself. The question id' monopoly does not enter into this thing. On a basis of a fixed price everywhere, it does not cost the farmer any more to have his cotton ginned at one place than it costs him to have it ginned at another, and if the ginner or oil mill should make too much profit, the government will certainly get its share, . . AMERICAN TANKS. Used In St. Mihiel Operations With Splendid Effect. Squadrons of American manned tanks, operating for the first time on a large scale, in the attack on the St. Millie! salient, played an important and dramatic part in the defeat of the Germans, writes an Associated Press correspondent with the American army. Divided into brigades?light, inter battle the tank crews were given their final Instructions on a hypothetical battle field mathematically divided up 'nfo debarking: points and supply depots. , m , THE SECOND PRIMARY. Official Figures As Tabulated by the State Executive Committee. Following: Is the result of the second primary vote In South Carolina: U. S. Senate. T. H. Peoples S0.044 W. P. Pollock 49.920 Attorney General. Claud N. Sapp 34.112 S. M. Wolfe 45.078 Railroad Commissioner. H. H. Arnold 44.078 A. A. Richardson 35,652 Commissioner of Agriculture. W. D. Garrison 37.068 B. Harris 41.390 Comptroller General. E. C. Elmore 23.218 Rut L. Osborne 33.586 J. A. Summersett 20,280 mediate and heavy?the tanks swung out on the field of battle immediately after the barrage. Before the day had ended they had entered the villages of Nonsard, Pannes, Lamarchc and Biney, considerably aheud of the infantry. Early in the action difficulty was experienced in getting to the front sufficient gasoline, although a great fleet of gasoline tanks has been prepared to carry supplies. The gas tanks were attacked by the enemy or were mired and it was here the American ingenuity came to the rescue. Barrels of gasoline were trundled and rolled over the roadless fields by daring volunteers to meet the most pressing needs. Bobsleds, curiously enough, were found more efficient than wagons in carrying supplies since they could be dragged over the mud without being mired and on them hundreds of gallons of gasoline were conveyed to the fighting tanks. The advance of the tanks brought out many examples of daring on the part of their crews. One major whose machine was equipped with a 37 milimetre gun instead of a machine gun violated his orders and went far uheud until he was within range of Xonsard. With one well placed shot he knocked two Germans out of a church steeple from which they were firing a machine gun. A lieutenant was shot through the left hand by nn explosive bullet, was aont tn the hosDital. but escaped and walked six miles linek to the field. He appeared at his tank with the statement that he could "carry on" with his right handSeveral others were wounded but remained on duty. No one was killed, however, even though a German six inch shell ploughed clear through a small tank, destroying it, but injuring only one of the crew. Another tank captured a battery of "77s" but was so far ahead of the infantry It could not turn over the guns to them. The story is told of another tank which went into a -town with n sergeant armed with a rifle perched on the turret. This machine captured two batteries of"77s," five machine guns and many men. Tanks were occasionally as much as two miles ahead of the infantry throwing consternation Into the Germans. Part of the success which attended their share in the battle undoubtedly was due to the Intensive training given drivers, who were taught to operate the machines blindfolded, guided only by signals from the gunners. This sometimes is necessary when drivers are blinded temporarily by splashes of mud. For several days before the offensive, the tanks which were to take part were maneuvered In an interior town while the civilians watched them with amazement with no knowlege of what i? rv>r?pnded. Sometime before the LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Star Theatre?Give* it* programme tor today, Saturday and Monday. Altec Joyce and Harry Morey today in a good drama. York Supply Co.?Urge* farmer* to *ow bigger acreage* in grain to help themielve* aad help others. Scrap iron, bra**, copper, wanted. Carroll Supply Co.?Invite your attention to th< good line of work and dress shoe* that it is offering its trade at right price*. McConnell Dry Good* Co.?Offers a big lot ol rugs at old prices. Special in boys' suits Shoe* for every member of family. Feinstein Bargain Hodfe?I* showing a lot ol new Wirthmore and Welworth waist* in niot designs in georgette. niu the reasons why the new IWWUMU* * W.M? ?? kind of calomel U better than the old. M. H. Blair. Sharon No. 2?Ha* a limited supply of seed oats from Colter's pedigreed stock at 11.75 bushel, f. o. b. H. B. Starnea- Warns all persons attainst trespassing on the Moore Jones farm. YV. S. Willis?Wants to sell thirty bushels ol Fulghuin seed oats. John K. Hart?Publishes his professional card Prompt attention given business entrusted U his care. B. M. Love. Administrator?Gives notice to th< debtors and creditors of the estate of Mar gam L. Huffman deceased. J. C. Brison. W. M.?Calls attention to the reg ular communication of Alpine lodire, 208, A F. M.. at Clover, tonight. John E. Carroll. Supt. Education?Gives notio of regular fall examination for teachers, U be held Saturday. October 5th. W. T. Beam guard. Fuel Administrator?Makei a request of automobilists to cut out Sunda] joy riding during the war. Local Board No. 2?Publishes notice of specie interest to college boys between ages of 18 U 20 years. Clinton Broa.?Want you to see them for th< right price for seed oats. Some grocery specials. Wise to pay cash. Loan and Savings Bank?Says its savings de partment is prepared to serve all classes anc wants to ?->rve you. Four per cent interest Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Makes a showing of i big line of ladies' petticoats in silk and cot ton. New line of rain coats. Riley-Taylor Co.?On page four tells about th< good qualities of Luzianne coffee. Sold every where. Don't let them get your number next Sunday. Keep your number in the parage. A large per cent of the people wht are liable to the business registratior tax have paid up; but still the clert of the court is from time to time issuing additional receipts. The fall tax collections are going tt Ik* shy this next year and so are th< |kt capita road tax collections goim to be shy. There are almost a thou sand poll tax payers out of the county on other business. As matters stand now communis fairs are in prospect at Mt. Holly, McConnollsvillc and Lesslie. It is nol certain that Lancy, Bullock's Creel and India Hook have given out th? idea. If they have done so, it is to b? hoped that they will reconsider. The offices of the local exemptior board are busy places just now an< will continue so for some time t< collie. The sending out of questionnaires will occupy some time and thei it will continue to be a matter of medi cul examinations, exemptions and soon Deputy Sheriff Quinn remarked th< other day that it has been more that two months since he has locked th< door on a negro charged with an of fense within the jurisdiction of th? court of general sessions. Army ser vice no doubt has much to do with this situation. Mr. Robert Galbraith of Spartan burg, was in Yorkville last Tuesday 01 a social visit. He represents New Orleans houses that handle rice, molas ses and a few other staple commodi ties; but he is not offering anythini for sale now. He says the govcrnmen is taking everything in his line that hli house has for sale. No further construction of non-cs sential buildings is to be allowed^ dw ing the war. The renovation of oh buildings, where the cost of materia does not exceed $2,500, may be carriet on without permit. In the case of al other buildings, however, those whi urooose to orosecute the work mus lirst secure a permit from the buildini materials section of the War Indus tries hoard. Thomas A. McFarland, who died it Bethel township recently, was what w< call a most excellent citizen. It was hi; misfortune to have had hut very litn itcd educational opportunities, and h< was n?4 especially well Informed 01 matter in general. That is, his stocl of general information was limited t< such us was gathered from the news papers. But he wus a patient, indus trious worker, who minded his own af fairs without meddling in the affairs o other people, and above all else he wui an absolutely honest man. That is a very moderate and sensi ble tulk that Fuel Administrate Bcuinguurd makes on the Sunday jo; riding proposition, and it will no doub have its effect. In other counties peo pie are taking the numbers of all thi automobiles they see traveling on Sun day and sending them to the fuel ad ministrator. We beg to suggest tha the people of this county will do wol to do the same thing. The public ii not called upon to attempt to discrimi nate as between automobile travel fo a proper purpose or otherwise; but t< just send in the numbers. Most people in this part of thi country feel that it would be Just ai well for those two candidates foi comptroller general to draw straws fo it next Tuesday. Very few people ii this county are going out to the polls The following from the Nationa Provisioner of September 14th, Is sai? to be an official statement in regard t< exempting men from the drart ror thii industry: "Cotton seed crushing hai been placed in Class 1 in the list o industrial exemptions from draft, th( War Industries board announces, ant every effort will be made to consem labor for this industry and its auxilla ries. Wholesale exemption will not b< made, but if the local boards do no exempt on request, appeal can be tak en, and if this is adverse, the industry can then apply for furlough for an: drafted skilled employee by following instructions. This ruling also help: cotton seed products plants to get electrie power, fuel, etc., ahead of non-es sential industries. The United States government want! the pits and shells of fruits and nuti to save our splendid American soldier: from horrible death by CJerman gas The thing has been mentioned In Th< Enquirer before. Charcoal is an absolutely essential requirement for the ef flciency of gas masks and there Is n< other kind of ?harcoal that is nearly s< efficient as the charcoal that is mad< from the shells of nuts and the pits oi fruit. These commodities do not figure extensively as articles of cominerce In this part of the country; but they are collectible. If the people will go after them. The work of coliectioi is one of tremendous importance, and it must be done. The government instructions are to save the following pits and shells; "Prune pits, plum pits, apprlcot pits, peach stones, olive pits, cherry pits, date seeds, Brasll nut shells, hlckorynut shells, walnut shells, butternut shells. We need these now. Before leaving them with your grocer or other collecting agency they should be thoroughly dried in an oven or in the sun. Under no circumstances deposit any other pits or shells.'* Other people are getting busy and the people of this section should get busy, and get busy quick. What is needed is for some i body In each community to voluntee to receive and collect the ahella an< then to put the children and everybody elae to bringing them In. The Enqui rer will be glad to advertise the name 1 of volunteer collectors in each Yorl county community, and with somebod; ' designated to receive >and collect th< ' pits and shells, it will be glad to urg* and persuade the people to bring then [ in. It requires about seven pounds o these pits and shells to make sufflclen I charcoal for a single gas mask: bu that gas mask might save the life o p the son or brother of the man, wutnai : or girl or l>oy who brings them In The thing is urgent and the work o r collection should begin at once. A! the pits and shells thut can possibl; he gathered will be needed and mort FROM 19 TO 37. f The local boards have just receive* telegraphic instructions from head > quarters that throw important light oi ( the intentions of headquarters in call ing out the new classes of selectmen *\Ve are instructed tor the present. . said Chairman Brice on Wednesday "to send out questionnaires only to th ? men of the 19 and 36-year-old class We are especially instructed not t 1 send out anything to the men wh r have not yet become 19." I "What may be done later on." Mi > Brice continued, "1 do not know; bu for the present we have to do onl s with those between 19 and 20 years o age and those between 31 and 32 year of age." j Questionnaires have already gon out to some 300 men, about 150 Iron i IxH-al Board No 1. and about 150 fror I/ocal Board No. 2. WITHIN THE TOWN ? Cotton was bringing 32 cents o the local market yesterday. ' ? Cotton has been coming in to th ! gin at a lively rate during the pas few days. , ?The flour mill of the Yorkville Cot ton Oil company has ground mor ' wheat during the past Ave month ' than during any previous year sine . the first year of its establishment And the corn mill continues to pe away steadily. ' ?The fire department was called ou Wednesday night shortly after , o'clock on account of a blaze in th ' attic of the Capcrs's Memorial at th ' Church Home orphanage. The fir originated in a lot of old clothes quilts, trunks, etc.. in some manner nc definitely established, maybe from th ' wiring,, maybe from rats and matchu and maybe some other way. fine c ^ the ladies smelled smoke and investi gat ion disclosed the blaze under fu 1 headway. A chemical extinguish) i helped put the fire under control unt ? the arrival of the fire department. Th loss cannot be definitely estimated i dollars and cents because of the char i acter of the property destroyed. ' ?The millinery opening of the KJrk > Patrick-Bclk company on Tuesday an Trr?.a.,?u,i.,v? ntlraptoil the usual nuill her of visitors to see what Ik In-ln 1 offered in the way of ladies' head wen and other finery. Mtrs Mae Karrar c naltimore. is in charge of the infill nery department this season, and th J manner in which she displayed the nil i morons attractions which she has i s stock indicates a full understanding c the business. The hats are mainly c ' velvet and felt, are large, small an i medium and all seem to furnish a . kinds of variety of choice notwitli standing the promised severity < stvles that have been threatened o account of war conditions. The rang of prices suits pocketbooks of a stages of prosperity. HERE AND THERE Six dollars is about the standar price for cordwood now. First-clus j wooil is being delivered for that prici t It Is not over-plentiful, however, n any price. The corporations are having a not he siege of income tax and excess profit - ta*#^urna- There are very few Ir dU'Btfkla who are able to take a cor "* porsmon return blank nnd puzzle 01 1 just what it means. John R. Har I Ksq.. of Yorkvllle, who has given th j subject quite a lot of study on accour of a number of his cotton mill an 1 hank clients, is probably the best in ) formed man in the county along thl I line, unless it be Sam Johnson, gf th , revenue service. Mr. Johnson is con ' sidcrcd to be the most thoroughgoin "Xpert on the income and excess prof taxes the government has in the stab j Treasurer Harry K. Neil is not r all pleased over the idea of his not In l! ing able to make the rounds of tli s county in the collection of taxes thi . fall. It used tq be the law that th . treasurer had to make the rounds; In following the murder of Treasure 1 Copes of Orangeburg county for pui < poses of- robbery a number of yeai 3 afro, this law was repealed. Th: was before Mr. Neil heenme treasure However, he has continued to mnk - the round year after year. It wa - hardly necessary, because by far tti , larger portion of the taxes that wei not paid at the treasurer's office wei " paid at the banks. Hut still there wet a good many people who met the trea> urer at his different appointments t pay their taxes and get Informatioi r and he has always taken great pleas y ure In telling people any and every t tiling they desired to know about taj es or any other subject about whlc * he could give them information. Hi i' the tax round has to be cut out thl . year. The duties of the exemptiu board are such that it is impossible fc the treasurer to be away more than a 1 occasional day at a time, which da 1 he does not know about twenty-foe s hours in advance, and it is not practi cable to send a deputy. This year ev " crybody will have to pay either at th r banks or come or send to the count j seat. After it is all over there will b some delinquents who will claim thu ;hey slipped up because they wer ? waiting for the treasurer to com , around and he failed to come. r SUNDAY JOY RIDING. i "I have not heretofore seen prope i. to make any official announcement o 1 the subject of saving gasoline, hecaus 1 r thought that the mormon* or rr j matter in The Enquirer and other pa s pers would be sufficient," said Mr. V $ T. Beamguard. fuel administrator fc f York county, Wednesday: "but I regn i to find that there has not been as per j oral conformity to the request of th national fuel administration as 1 ha i hoped. "This anti-joy riding request." M ? Beamguard went on, "is not exactly . matter of law. The fuel administra tion has not seen proper to come dow and say people shall not ride in the! r automobiles on Sunday. It has pre (. ferred to assume that all tha woul ' be necessary on the subject would b f to let the people know what Is desiret i That is what I think yet. "I have noticed without surprise thr most people who think much of them selves, and who are loyal to the coun try In this great crisis, have put u i their cars except for very necessar , uses, and have quit bringing them oi on Sundays at all. That is what wa 3 to have been expected of them, and I is what might have been expected c ? everybody: but there are some wh either do not seem to understand c who do not care. If It is a matter c not knowing, then they are excusahl > for past remission: but if it Is a mat > ter of don't care, then all I have to sa Is that there Is trouble ahead. 1 "t An not feel that I need any statut f law to enforce this anti-joy riding re . quest In York county. Ninety per cer of the people, including automobll owners, are with the government, an 1 the other ten per cent had better b? I The people can enforce the regulatlor , and they will do It. "As to using automobiles to go t 1 church, I have only thla to say: It I a matter of conscience, and of the pub ' He judgment People in the count . who live a long way from church am . who have no other way of going, ar warranted In using their automobiles . This applies to people who go on ac count of the service rather than on ac ' count of the Joy ride. These peopl I know which Is which, and so does tti< public of their communities. In towns as a rule, the automobile Is not neces sary to take people to church. Then are exceptions in the case of invalid) and'cripples: but that is all. The mat who is able to walk: but who woult r use his car to keep from walking, and 1 who insists on riding in a time like this Y does not need to go to church much - anyway. ? 'As I understand the situation gener* ally, unless the automobile owners of V all ages, colors and conditions imraee diately begin to show proper considere ation of this request of the fuel adi ministration, it will quickly be made f very difficult to get gasoline at all for t any private purpose." t J FILLING QUESTIONNAIRES. i_ Qu-'Stfonnaircs are being sent out by f Local Hoard N'o. 2 with Instructions as 1 to how they are to be tilled. Itegis* traflts are instructed to appear at designated places and apply to designated men on and after September 24. (next Tuesday) and get assistance in an' swt ring questions. The men designa * ted to help with the questionnaires anu 11 the places at which they are to be " round are as follows: [; Yorkville. John It. Hart, Esq.. Thus. K. McDow, \ Esq.. G. \V. S. Hart. Esq., John A. e Murion, Esq., Itev. E. E. Gillespie, Rev. B. H. Waugh, Rev. J. E. Mahaffey. ' Rev. T. T. Walsh. John E. Carroll. W. ? B. Moore. E. A. Hall. R. Sidney McC'onnell, George R. Hart, Dr. \V. M. . Kennedy, Dr. D. L. Shieder, J. F. Mc* Elwee. J. Ernest Stroup, C. R. Slm, mons. B. N. Moore. J. It. Barnwell. . James A. Sherer. W. D. Grist, W. 1. Witherspoon, H. J. Herndon, It. T. Als lison. Dr. J. D. McDowell, M. L. Carroll. J. A. Tate. Chess J. Youngblood, Sam M. Grist, M. C. Willis. D. 1.. Kamho, Henry B. Jatnes, W. L. Williams. 11 J. It. Lindsay. J. C. Comer, Dr. M. W. White. Quinn Wallace, Dr. A. Y. Cartwright. J. B. Pegrum, E. B Dowry, I'aul Xeely Moore, I. W. Johnson, Dr. M. J .Walker, George H. O'Leary, It. D. Dorsett, A. Meek Burnett, J. M. Ranuey, O. K. Wilkins. Geo. W. Williains. John A. I-atta, J. H. Carroll, J. it E. Johnson, J. G. Wardlaw, Harry C. Smith, Brooks Inntan, Dr. John I. Bar. ran. K. K. Clinton, Ernest Jackson, J. e S. Mackorell. C. A. Boney, H. T. Wlls liains. S. L. Courtney, J. C. Wilborn. e Bullock's Creek. Rev. J. B. Swann, J. D. Good. J. E. K McAliley. John C. Kirkpatrick. t McConnelleville. 9 J. Frank Ashe. J. O. Moore, Rev p Frank Wardlaw. C. K. Porcher. J ,. Palmer Williams, Dr. W. C. Whlte,, sides. <. Smyrna. H I . H?. ?? IllirsiUfS, KffU l ?? iiiivnimo, o Dr. H. N. Miller. W. \V. Castles. ' Sharon. '' Dr. C. O. Burruss, Dr. J. H. Saye. n Rev. \V. R. Arrowood. Rev. E. R Hun,r ter. W. T. Sims. A. M. Erwin. il Clover, e Rev. W. I*. Orler, J. T. McNeely. n Ralph Webber. W. I'. Smith. J. M. - Smith. A. J. Quinn. Oscar A. N'lell. J. E. Rrison, I'rof. W. R. Koon. Ogden. d |. S. Kidd. It. H. Moldey, A. I? Neely. i- S. C. Ityers, W. J. Carter, Adger Htiey. II I. M. Ityers, John Henry Duncan. Tirzali. f W. S. Cordon, Fred E. Smith. Rev. J. t. I*. Crier. F. It. Clenn. Hickory Grove. ? N. M. McDUl, Rev. It. c. 1'rcMly, It Rev. Elsie Myers. W. T. Slaughter, Dr. if W. F. McCIII. J. S. Wilkerson. j] Forest Hill. S. S. Ttalrd, Walter Rigger, Ceorge ,r W. Martin, n Bethel. W. W. Stanton. W. I,. Adams, S. S. " Clenn, J. M. Harnett. Bethany. J. Lesslic McCill, J. D. Smith, W. I.ee Cettys, Walter J. lteamguard. jj| Blairsville. ,r John R. Itlair, Henry E. Hood, J. N. It' Russell, R. M. Mifchell. New Zion. r II. It. McDuniel, E. W. l'ursley, T. s E. MeMackln, A. C. White. [" Filbert. ,T Hugh C. Brown, W. White Jackson, , W. E. I .and. it ABOUT PEOPLE ' Mr. J. A. Richardson of Yorkville j" has moved his family to Winnsboro. , Mrs J. B- Bowen, of Washington is visiting Mrs. X. J. N. Bowen In Yorkg vllleIt Arthur Smart, from Camp Jackson, P is visiting his mother, on Yorkville It. ? F. D. No. 6. J no. R. Logan, C. C. C. l'ls., went ic over to Clemson yesterday to enter his is youngest son, Rudolph, in the college, i*' Airs. Hattie Berry of Yorkville, has it received a telegram announcing the r sale arrival overseas of her son, Lieut. *- Percy Berry. Mr. M. S. Carroll, whose illness at 1 his home on Filbert No. 1, was mentinned last Tuesday, is very much bet'' ter. Mr. A. W. Sherer of McConnellsville, has been advised of the safe arrival overseas of his son. 1'rivate l'urks .0 Sherer. i- Mr. R. K. Stephenson of McCon:o nellsville, has been advised of the safe ii, arrival overseas of his son, Walter L. i- Stephenson, of Company K, Third Pio - neer Infantry. t- The following Yorkville girls left h Tuesday for Wlnthrop College: Misses ft Louise Gates, Marie Walker, Julia Wll's liams, Beulah Ferguson, Annie Pegn ram, Frances Alleln, and Margaret Bratton, Mary Smith. " Dr. I. J. Campbell of Clover, was in ' Yorkville yesterday settling up certain . business affairs preliminary to entering the medical service of the army, " to which he is now subject. He has a commission as first lieutenant, dating from July 18. Dr. Campbell Is mayor . of Clover. He offered his resignation some days ago; but the council, upon consideration, decided not to accept it, hoping to avoid another election unless the people should indicate their desire for the same. In the meantime Mr. J. IL Wood, the mayor pro tern, will discharge the duties of mayor. The term expires in March. Dr. Campbell does n not know what kind of orders he may IP receive; but he is hoping that he will be sent to Camp Sevier, under Colonel Prcssly. ~ Lewis M. Grist, formerly of The ' Yorkville Enquirer staff, now of Motor ir Truck Company 520. until recently at >t Camp Johnston, near Jacksonville, lias been transferred with his company to a North Atlantic port that cane ma| I\a nnma/l W.ltlni. r\f tha t rn n?_ .1 ? ? u fer he says: "We came here In Pullmans, thirty-six men to the car, and r" you'll make no mistake in believing n that I was glad to get away from that " Florida sand. Our train stopped for a n while at Rocky Mount, N. C., and [r while there I spied YVilliam H. McCorkle, the only home man I have seen away from home since 1 have been in the army. It was a most delightful ' incident, too, to run upon a man from old Yorkville. In Richmond we met a trainload of wounded soldiers returning from France. Their wounds were '* of vurious degrees; but the men were ^ all in fine spirits, except you could see ' they would rather l>e In France. Here " is the dope they gave us: "Say. boys, jr if you take any of those damned I Bodies prisoners, you ought to be shot. Kill 'em. Kill the last damned ? one of them." We had only thirty ,rf minutes in Washington; but a most delightful thirty minutes it was. The Red Cross ladies were there with " sandwiches and coffee and such cof* fee! Why It tasted almost as good as the kind that mother makes. I certainly enjoyed every minute of those ! thirty minutes." In conclusion, the ? writer said that he was comfortably f quartered In splendid barracks; but he , had no Idea how long he would remain ' in his present location, whether three * days, three weeks or three months. s LOCAL LACONICS * * Federal Election Commissioner. d Mr. Geo. W. Williams of Yorkville, e has been appointed commissioner of J; Federal elections for York county, vice . Mr. M. F. Cobb, removed from the e state. ? Woman Burned to Death. X" ' Miss Vlrgte Carpenter, aged 30 years, fc who lived In the Mutual mill section of . nnatnnio was burned to death on last i Tuesday. The tragedy resulted from 11the young woman's clothes catching! Are from some trash she was burning In her yard. Winthrop Again At Work. Wtnthrop college began Its 1918-19 torn' last Tuesday with more than 1.000 siudents present. Tuesday and Wednesday Were taken up in the making out ot schedules and regular work was entered upon yesterday morning. This is Wlnthrop's twenty-third session in Kock Hill. New Hotel for Blacksburg. A new hotel is being erected at Blacksburg on the site of the old Thompson hotel which was burned some time ago. Mr. tlettys. who was 11li-? proprietor of the old hotel. Is building the new structure. It will bo of hriol and will contain a large number of rooms. Bethel Preibytery. Bethel presbytery convened in Kben hnreii on Tuesday and adjourned Wednesday evening. Rev. J. K. Purcell of Chester, preached the opening sermon for Hev. Paul Moore, the retiring moderator, after which Rev. Frank 11. Wnrdlaw was elected as Mr. Moore's successor. There was.a large attendance: but very little business out of the usual routine, except the passage of a resolution asking each church to contribute one dollar per member for war work. Chester was selected as the next meeting place. Chester Man Killed In France. J. A. I.. Love, the 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Love of the Mount Pleasant section of Chester county, was killed in France on August 14, according to a cablegram received bv the pnr< iits on Saturday. He joined the National Army last fall and was stationed at Camp Jackson for some time. He was a brave and high toned young man. being of the noblest Christian character. He gladly responded to the call of his country. He was a member of Company F. One Hundred and Eighteenth Infantry. Slst division. This makes the third Chester county man to give his all upon the battlefields of Europe. BEATING THEM BACK. British Capture Six Thousand German Prisoners. British and French veterans have made another vicious and successful smash at the Hindenburg line. Sweeping forward on a front of 22 miles, they went ahead from one and a third to three miles, taking many prisoners. I in- most imjioriuiu aspect ui me onvance is thut it makes more certain the capture of St. Quentin, which the Germans have been ordered to hold at ail costs. This important city is virtually surrounded on three sides and its fall seems only a matter of days. Field Marshal Haig's Third and Fourth armies charged over the trench system occupied by the British before they were pushed back by the Teutonic flood last March. They captured in wide sectors, the outer defenses of the Hindenburg line. The British assault was over a front of 16 miles, from Holmon, west of St. Quentin, to Gouzuucourt, north of Kpehy. In their advance, which reached a depth of more than three miles at some points, they took more than 6,000 prisoners. Not only did the blow bring nearer the capture of St- Quentin, which the Germans are struggling desperately to hold, but it went far into the wiping out of the only bulge in the British line which resembles a salient. Kpehy, at the apex of the bend, has been taken and the same fate has befallen I Gouzaucourt and Hargicourt, which stood at the end of the wings. The importance which the Germans attached to the territory wrested from them is indicated by the announcement that they launched the counterattacks as soon as they could organize, from Hargicourt to the Omignon rivulet The success of their efforts remained somewhat obscure, but it is not believed they can recover the ground they have lost. While the French advance was less spectacular than the British with whom they co-operated they were equally successful in gaining their objectives. They moved forward on a front of six miles to an average depth of one and a half miles, adding several hundred prisoners to the British bag. They now hold the southern outskirts of Contescourt, less than three miles from the suburbs of St. Quentin. This city, where the troops of von Goeben scored a great victory in 1871 is one of the buttressess of the Douai? Cambrat?St. Quentln-Loan line, beyond which it has been announced the Germans would not fall back. The French in the ou^klrts of La Fere with St. Quentin Invested and with the British battling doggedly forCambrai, the great Hindenburg defense system is in danger of being breached at three of its strongest points. Once ousted from it the Teutons will have hack of them no strong fortifications until they reach the Maubeuge defenses. The taking of St. Quentin remains a difficult task, however, for the Germans are In strong positions and a captured order from General von Morgen to the Fourteenth reserve corps emphasizes the importance of the terrain they hold. He ordered them not to yield another foot of ground in "the imminent decisive battles." While the British and French were forging ahead relentlessly in the West the Serbs and the French in Macedonia were making more emphatic their defeat of the Bulgarians, who have been re-enforced by Get man troops. There is every indication that the offensive In the near East Is of major proportions and that it will develop to the limit. It has widened to the west of Sakol and the east of Vetrenik until the front extends over 16 miles. The Allies have i?enetrat-d at some points a distnnce of ten miles. The resistance of King Ferdinand's troops is weakening as they are being forced back. While Marshal Foch was following his policy of striking at widely separated points along the battle line the day was one of comparative quiet for General Pershing's field army. There was no activity of consequence on their front beyond the usual artillery and patrol activities. Repairing Soldier Clothes for Sevier. Thousands of women throughout the Piedmont section soon will be engaged in repair work for the soldiers, according to the arrangement whereby the American Red Cross will devote their activities for the next four months to the repairing and reclaiming of soldier clothes. Forty thousand, two hundred and thirty-eight woolen and cotton garments were yesterday being prepared for shipment by the Camp Sevier and Reclamation Division to sixteen chapters in this State and North CarolinaIncluded In the lot were shirts, hose and all kinds of wearables that had been used for several months, or since the establishment of Camp Sevier. The South Carolina towns to receive goods for this week are Laurens, Pickens. Abbeville. Clinton. Gaffney, Greenwood, Westminster, Due West, Newberry and Union. The Director of Womans' Work and the number of garments to be prepared li^ the South Carolina towns is as follows: Laurens chapter, Mrs. W. D. Ferguson director, 5,000 garments: Due West chapter, Mrs. R. C. Brownlee director, 3.000 pairs of hose; Westminster chapter, Mrs. Sam Reeder, director. 890 garments; Clinton chapter, Mrs. E. G. Fuller director, 6,334 pairs hose: Greenwood chapter, Mrs. Emmit H. Williams, director. 5.000 pairs hose; Pickens chapter, Mrs. T. J. Mauldln director, 1,000 garments: Abbeville chapter. Mrs J. T. White director, 2,466 hose: Central chapter. Miss Bessie Gains director, 4,000 pairs hose; Gaffney chapter, Mrs. A. C. Cree director, 1,000 garments: Newburry chapter Miss Fannie McCaughrin, director, garments.?J. D. G. Confederate Reunion.?The Confederate Veterans. Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Southern Confederated Memorial association, hold their annual reunion this year in Tulsa, the first time the reunion has selected Oklahoma as the state in which to meet. The dates of the reunion are September 24-27, inclusive. Railroad rates of one cent a mile each way from all parts of the country, have been granted by Director-General McAdoo of the railway administration. Tickets will be placed on sale about September 19, good for return passage until October list. ON INTO GERMANY. Americana Now Facing the Fortraaa of Met*. There hue been nothing sensational in the American operations In France, since the taking of the St. Mihicl salient last week. That is. there has been no more lighting on a large scale: but the Americans have not knocked off yet. They are. consolidating their lines and making preparations looking to still further progress into the German d? lenses. It is comitionl> understood now that the next htg task of the Americans is to break through into the heart of lu>rraine toward the valley of the Rhine. The formidable fortress of Metz stands in the way and it has got to be overcome somehow. That is what treiieral Pershing is supposed to be working on. .Metz is immediately over the border, within tifteen miles or less of the American lines. American outposts are much closer. The city is surrounded by forts of the strongest possible type. The guns of the forts are now able to throw shells into the American positions and the American guns are able to throw shells into the city of Metz itself; but there is not much of that going on up to this time, rne American plan of assault has not yet been completed. It would probably be going a little too last to say that Metz cannot be taken by direct assault. The Americans have a way of doing things that cannot be done, ltut the military experts do not seem to be of opinion that Hencral I'ershing intends to make a direct assault. The exi>erience of the Hermans in trying to take Verdun, opposite Metz and hardly less strongly fortified, discourages the idea of a similar attempt. It is the common belief now that (Icneral I'ershing is perfecting plans to break through the liindenhurg line on both sides of Metz. and envelop the city front the rear. The idea would be to drive east from the north and south of the city, and then to coine in from the rear, leaving the city to surrender at once, or give up later from inability to get supplies. As to when things will begin to hapl*n in the direct 0|M>rations against Met/, is not certain, it is not suppos I. however, that there will be much delay. The probability is that tin1 Americans have all they need either on hand or fast coming up. and within a very few days, the big o|>eratlon will be on. The Hermans smashed the Belgian forts of l.iege and Namur without a great ileal of trouble. There is no limit to the American supply of artillery and shells, and the Americans rail oossihly smash Met/, in the same way that l.iege and Namur were smashed; hut it is believed that the Americans have other plans. It is believed that they propose to take these formications without unnecessarily heavy cost in American lives. Hut at the same time whatever is necessary to take Met/, will be done. J SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Coventor -M;inttintr lias orucrea thai the special eleetlon necessary for the selection of a successor to Senator t Tillman. hi hi on Tuesilny, Noveinher 5. on the same date of the regular general election. ? Richland county has re-elected as supervisor S. II. Owens, who formerly had the position, and who made a tine record as a road builder; but who has been subjected to all kinds of charges of misconduct and the like, including even the embezzlement of county funds. ? The food administration has issued the following bulletin: "Concerning the exchange of seed for meal, the following has been agreed upon by the advisory committee of farmers and the crushers: A farmer can exchange meal for seed and get the amount of men I contained In the seed delivered. This is 910 |iounds of meal to the ton of seed, the balance to be paid In money by the mill. The mills will deliver pro rata additional meal as they may have." ? The police took the numbers of 60 automobiles that were operated in the streets of Chester last Sunday and will turn the same over to R. E. Sims, county fin i administrator. There was a most commendable observance in Chester of the fuel administrator's renin st to dispense with the use of automobiles on Sunday for the present, and the list of CO includes foreign cars passing through, which, however, were not numerous. ? Greenville I'ledmont, Monday: A wholesale burglary, which to all intents and pur|K)srs was to stock some small store with a supply of fall and winter goods, was effected during Kdnduy night nt Helk-Kirkpatrick's store on South Main street, in a stone's throw of the police station. Goods amounting to several hundred dollars, perhaps $1,000 or more, have been discovered missing and an inventory of the losses is still being made. Such articles as men's suits. 25 in number, blankets, sheets, ladies' fill's, children's dresses, army and civilian shoes and sundryother articles were loaded into a wagon truck or automobile and hauled off from the buck door of the store through a "blind" alloy that runs from Jackson street, behind the Emaxcw; building to the roar of ltelk-Klrkpntrlck's ami adjacent stores. I'ollce authorities began an investigation today with fully convincing clews to work on. The robbery occurred some time between Sunday night and early Monday morning. Entrance to the store was effected by means of n 15-foot bidder, which wan placed to reach the office window in the rear of the store. The glass was broken and through the opening a hand easily unlatched and raised the window. Gaining entrance to the store it was a simple matter even for a novice to raise a bar and open the back door. Signs of wheel tracks on the ground furnished basis for the theory that a wagon was backed to the door and loaded with the stolen goods. Empty shoe boxes were strewn on the floor. Several departments of the first and second floors visited by the Intruders were in disarranged condition, and the conclusion of the officials was that the robbers attempted to pick over the stock. The alley that runs from Jackson street to the back of Main street stores is dark at night, the line of stores on Weat McBee avenue shutting out the light from the arcs on that street. Several robberies have been committed In that Immediate vicinity In the past year and the police have been fairly successful In running down the guilty. With the clews that were picked up Monday it is not improbable that arrests will be made in a short time in connection with the latest theft. Will Fix Price of Cotton.?President Wilson, writes the Washington correspondent of the Charlotte Observer, will fix the price of raw cotton by presidential proclamation In the next few days, according to information of Representative Lee 'Robinson, who is himself a big cctton farmer and In close touch with developments in Washington. While there is strong opposition to me propuseu piun 01 suiDiuzing couon prices by government action, It uppears Inevitable when the whole situation is considered. The crop for 1918 is estimated at 11.000.000 bales. The war needs of the Allies, including the United States, will reach 9,000,000, leaving only 000,000 bales for civilian use. Whenever the government becomes the dominant buyer of any commodity, thlB in Itself regulates the price which civilian buyers must pay for the same article, and that is the situation with respect to cotton. The government's programme of "price stabilization" only contemplates that the president will name a price for the cotton which the government purchases for Itself and its Allies. It is regarded as certain that the government will treat thd cotton growers with the same liberality which has been manifested towards other producers such as the wheat farmers, but no one can forecast what the prices will be. Yours For Liberty Loan.?Thomas A. Edison has suggested that evenletter written In the United States during the next Ave weeks shall close with the words. "Yours for the Fourth Liberty Loan." The suggestion has been adopted by the Liberty loan committee and is being sent broadcast throughout the country. y