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VOL. XXXVIII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1918.
RUSSIA YIELDS PART OF
TERRITORY AND WILL PAY
INDEMNITY TO GERMANY
BOLSHEVIKI LAY DOWN
ARMS AGAINST GERMANY
DECLARE COUNTRY HELPLESS
Allies Are Not Surprised at Russian
Action in Accepting Degrading
Terms of Peace-Releases 11ahy
German Troops for Western Front.
London, Feb. 19.-Defiant, even in
surrender, Lenine and Trotzky have
officially declared that they are now
forced to sign a German peace which
they denounce in the bitterest terms,
because its conditions include:
1. Virtual annexation to Germany
of Poland, Courland, Lithania and
parts of Euvonia and Livonia, under
the guise of "independent states."
2. The retention of the Mood islands,
which means control-economic and
strategic-of the Gulf of Riga and
practical domination of the entire
Baltic sea. (Riga to remain a German
city as per number one, since it is the
capital of Livonia.)
3. An indemnity of $4,000,000,000 to
be paid, it is presumed in the form of
food and raw materials:
Preceding and following a Petro
grad dispatch roughly outlining the
above facts, there came from the Rus
sian sapital a steady stream of widely
contradictory dispatches; some of
them were dated as far back as ten
Out of the jumble of unconfirmed
reports contained in those filed within
the last 8-hours two were "important
1. The bolsheviki regime was said
to have been overthrown by the so
cial revolutionists. Tchernoff, who
was chosen president of the recent
short-lived constituent assembly over
his bolshevist ;pponent, was said to
have taken the reins of the govern
ment in hand as premier.
2. Lenien and Trotzky were said to
be fleeing, to Riga, one report had
it; "anywhere inside the German
lines" said another.
Up to late this evening the official
announcement of the bolsheviki will
ingness to sign, under pressure, the
extortionist German terms, seemed to
stand authentic and superseding all
Germans Take Cities
The pressure to which the bolshevi
ki were finally forced to yield was
manifold. First and foremost was the
resumption by the Germans of the in
vasion. Dvinsk, the great strategic
stronghold on the Dwin, 140 miles to
the southeast of Riga, fell to one Ger
man army without a cannon shot a
few hours after the campaign had
been resumed. Dwinsk had defied the
invaders ever since Sptember, 1915.
Thy crossed the Dwina early today
by a bridge the Russians had planned,
but failed to destroy. "Little resist
ance" was offered, the official Berlin
At the same time another German
army under General von Linsingen
practically walked into Lutzk, the Vol..
hynian fortress taken and retaken
many times in some of the bloodiest
battles of the Russo-Teuton war. On
both sides of this stronghold they now
are marching eastwards, in the direc
tion of Kiev, the Ukranian capital.
Two strategical roads are at their dis
posal, to bring up supplies and artil
lery. Kiev lies 240 miles to the east.
That ancient city is in the throes of
.bloody orgies tr., bolsheviki having
for the time be'nig the upper hand.
From Perlin today was spread
throughbut the world a heartrending
appeal by the Ukraniann for German
aid, an appeal manifestly dlictated
from Wilhelmtsrasse since it gives
the desired pretext for the new inva
Besides being threatened with a
land andl sea dIrive on Petrograd, the
nolsheviki were. andl are, faced by
terrific pressure from other causes.
The capital itself and the whole of
northern Russia is starving. Typhus
has broken out and pestilence threat
ens. From the south large Ccsasack
forces are reported marching on the
capital. Country-wide discontent with
the bolshaviki rule grows hourly.
Thousands cf peasants inqluiredl
wrathfully why land was given tliem
if it is to be taken away by the in
So Trotzky andi Leniing saw no oth
er course than that which in gloomy
hours they have hinted they might be
forced to tfike.
"I(. we are after all forced to make
an imperialistic peace, (we will not
tell our ,people It' is a good peace;
signing it we will tell them it is a
shameful peace and our war on im
priaim ilgo on until the wrong
Two political factors aggravated
the bolsheviki position and hastened,
if they did not actually lead to, their
surrender. Rumania, it appears now,
betrayed them. They had counted up
on the kingdom's sustained dlefiance
to. the Teutons and active aid against
the Rada; In the etevento nour it
seemps, the Rumanians yielded to der
man Intrigue, and a peace conference
is about to begin at Foesan I.
Thn thero was Austria, ,with her
wily flirtation that made the Russian
radieals believe the dual monarchy
would "never allow a resumption of
. ar" ;Viefmna had made themi be
:ve .an. openi bak in the central
'ihneq would , w uch a. mov'e by
Go~'mv WI, drisis'*.j eanio
Court convenes in Manning on Mar.
11, Judge Sease presiding. The fol
lowing is the jury:
W. P. Legg, Manning.
W. T. Tobias, Jr., Manning.
J. J. Barnes, Wilson.
C. M. Thigpen, Manning.
J. H. Rigby, Manning.,
M. B. Corbett, Paxville.
Wallace Mathis, Summerton.
W. D. Scurry, Manning.
M. W. Graham, Davis Station.
D. E. Geddings, Paxville.
Hugh McFaddin, Sardinia.
J. C. Jenkinson, Silver.
Hold-Over Grand Jurors
Jos. 1-I. Dickson.
E. 0. Rowe.
R. F. Parrow.
W. R. Holladay.
S. F. Stone.
W. M. Plowden.
R. T. Harrington Manning.
S. M. Williams, Manning.
E. H. McFaddin, Lake City.
Julien Weinberg, Manning.
C. S. Rigby, Manning.
Cooper McKenzie, Lake City.
J. M. Boswell, Jr., Paxville.
S. A. Barnes, Foreston.
D. M. Evans, New iZion.
H. P. Pender, New Zion.
H. A. Hodges, Summerton.
J. H. Timmons, Manning.
P. L. B. Hodge, Alcolu.
W. M. Hodge, Paxville.
M. S. Stukes, Manning.
W. H. PhodL:s, Foreston.
C. A. Moody, Manning.
A. J. Plowden, Summerton.
W. D. Hicks, Turbeville.
S. J. Smith, Manning.
J. W. Griffin, Pinewood.
W. T. Snyder, Manning.
B. L. Du Hose, New Zion.
E. 11. Welch, Turbeville.
W. S. Ward, Manning.
T. R. Owen, Paxville.
H. M. Thames, Silver.
W. A. Hodge, Manning.
M. C. Fischer, Summerton..
J. N. Corbett, Wilson.
I. N. Brunson, Paxville.
S. L. Huggins, Manning.
H. J. Broadway, Manning.
J. 0. Coker, Turbeville.
A. C. Hcriott, Manning.
R. L. Gayle, St. Paul.
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HELD KAISER'S HEAD
An Atlantic Port, Feb. 18.-The on
ly American tha:t ever came so <:owe
to the kaiser as to hold the imperial
chin in one hand, o.e.tle the imna'erial
head with the other, first this way,
then that, and then the other wav
whichever way he, the American,
pleased, today stepped off a Norweg
ian liner here.
The man is Dr. Arthur N. Davis, of
Piqua, 0., for years the kaiser's dent
ist, who left Berlin January 22, on a
special pass signed by the kaiser. He
was reticent in answering questions.
All he would say when asked about
the food conditions in the empire was,
"well, I don't look starved, do I?"
He refused to discuss the kaiser's
health. As to German feeling toward
America, he said:
"Not partieularly bitter, so far as I
could judge. The general opinion
seems to be that America is not tak
ing the war very seriously. To furth
er questions he said:
"The German people realize that
their submarine warfare has failed.
They are now depending upon the
army for success.
Peace, Dr. Davis said, was the chief
topic of discussion in Germany when
Passengers on the liner told re
porters Dr. Davis had confided to
them that the kaiser apparently was
being systematically deceived by his'
miltary and naval adlvisers.
HOSPITAL MARK -
- .FOR HUN AIRMEN
Patients in the Building~ Badly Shaken
With American Armies in France,
Saturday, Feb. 16.-(By the Associ
atedl Press).-An American fjield hos
pital in a town -within our Allies ap
parently was the target for a German
aeroplane wvhich flew over it last
night and dropped several unusually
The hospital, in which were a num
ber of sick andl woundedl officers and
men, was the building nearest the
places where the German airmen
dlroppedl two dlifferent sets of bombs.
IFortunately none of the missiles
reached their mark, although the hos
pital patients anA the residents of
the town were severely shaken by
the explosions. American 'anti-air
craft guns engaged the enemy, but
without success. The hospital prob
ably will be moved to a less dlanger
Czernln. They fell upon (deaf ears.
The whole flirtation had been-"just a
But consistent to the core, the
Utopia (dreamers hesitated not, even
when they grasped the menace of the
trickery that had enmeshed them, to
burn all bridges behind them that
might still have led to an understand
ing with the allies. Mobs were al
lowed to rob and strip entente diplo
mate on the public squares, while
Trotzky, addressing the "'people's
commissaries," denounced allies and
neutrals alike as robbers and imperi..
alists, bpeause they had protested
agaiinst the rebudiation of Russia'k~
According to carefully prepared
government reports, the total quantity
of tobacco on hand in the warehouses
of manufacturers and dealers in this
country on January 1st, 1918, aggre
gated 1,176,234,657 pounds. This in
cludes 779,292,224 pounds for which
the marked weight was reported at
the time it was packed or bailed, and
396,942,433 pounds for which the ac
tual weight was reported. Of the to
al, 1,036,436656 pounds was un
stemmed, and 139,798,000 pounds
stemmed leaf tobacco.
Dividing the stock on hand (ecxuls
ive of that in growers' hands) into
its various classifications, there were
893,404,555 pounds of chewing, smok
ing, snuff and export types, compared
with 758,378,735 pounds on January
1st, 1917. The quantity of burley to
bacco on hand January 1st, 1918 was
177,206,800 pounds, compared with
188,157,761 pounds on the correspond
ing date a year ago. The stock of
Virginia sun-cured (of which Rich
mond, Va., is the leading market) was
5,711,921, compared with 8,906,732 a
year before. Of Virginiafarm tobac
cos on hand there were on January
1st, 1918 a total of 45,122,818, compar
ed with 46,347,511 the year before.
The figures for the bright yellow
districts of Virginia, North Carolina,
and South Carolina in which this city
is particularly interested are as fol
lows: 428,913,604 on January 1, 1918,
compared with 332,360,249 a year be
fore an increase of such stock on hand
of nearly a hundred million pounds
This increase hs been gradual since
last April and is to be expected, since
the sale of th crop grown in 1917 is
now nearing its end, and sufficient
time to handle and manufacture or ex
port it has not yet been afforded. It is
probable, too that the crop was con
siderably larger than that grown in
1916, owing to the extraordinary de
mand and resultant high prices. Yet,
great as this stock of bright tobacco
is, it does not nearly equal the de
mand for it, which is constantly grow
ing by leaps and bounds. If facilities
were immediately aavilable to export
it, this entire stock would soon be
It is a remarkable tribute to the de
mand for American leaf tobacco,that
the English importers are crying for
it, notwithstanding the fact that the
average cost to the ultitmate consum
AMERICAN SOLDI[RS ANXIOUS
TO GET TO THE FRONT
Too Eager to Get at Grips With Ger
mans, Says Noted Officer
U. S. OFFICERS CONFIRM IT
Declare Their Chief Trouble is to Re
strain Impetuosity of
Grand Headquarters of the French
Army in France, Feb. 17.-American
and French troops for several days
back have been holding in unison the
front line trenches on one of the most
famous battlefields of the war, the
name of which is known throughout
the world. The immediate impression
gained in conversation with both
French and Americans facing the en
emy side by side is that the unison
is not only of fighting forces, but of
firm purpose to win victory by mu
"There is only one criticism to be
made in connection with the Ameri
eans,"' said a dlistinguished officer to
Lhe correspondent who spent a whole
lay among the Americans holding the
line. "They are too anxIous to get
zt grips with the enemy."~
American officers confirmed this,
leclaring that their chief trouble was
to restrain their men.
It is inadvisable to dlesignate the
units confronting the Germans, but all
the men are bending to their task and
they are anxious to have the people
at home know that they are wvell sat
isfied and edtermined to perform to
their utmost the dluties before them.
"Tell the home folks that we are
happy to be in the fighting. The work
is hard andI trying, but that is why
we are here. Nothing could induce us
to leave it until .the job is finished
andl the Germans are beaten." Trhis in
substance are the expressions of doz
ens of American troop~s in the actual
As to health of the men, today's
record showed that there wvere only
three sick among the entire force, com
prising' several thousands andl these
are eases of minor importance. Every
enre is taken to provide am ple rations,
hot when possible, which, however, is
riot always possible owing to the ex
posed position. The men pro fully
content with this and certainly appear
fit and well. They have taken to
trench and (dugout life as if born to
Alex Williams, a bad negro, and es
L'apedl convict from the Clarendlon
chain gang, was tied yesterday in
e'lorence for burglarizing the Scran
ton depot, also the store of J. M. Par
ker at the same place. He got about
$10mr worth, of booty. Alex was sent
up to the court of sessions of Flor
ence county. Thiu fellow has been on
the gang several times, and has made
hisa escape more than once. He is
considered a had characer In gener.
D FOR TOBACCO
er of every pound of leaf tobacco is
fully two dollars per pound. A hur
ried computation wherein the British
duty on imported tobacco is placed at
$1.54 per pound; the average cost at
40 cents to the British purchaser and
the ocean freight about 10 cents per
pound make up its high estimate of
the cost of raw leaf tobacco in Eng
land. So great is the demand, how
ever ,that the British importers are
fairly clamoring for more American
tobacco to supplant the large normal
European growth, now either curtail
ed immensely or prevented by war
fron' being imported into England.
Besides the normal imports of Euro
pean tobacco we doubt not that im
ports from South Africa and India
and other Asiatic points is almost
wholly suspended, owing to lack of
ships, the perils of war navigation
and the necessity of giving precedence
in freight transportation to food
The fact that tobacco .is eagerly
sought by millions, despite the almost
prohibitive cost that may be put upon
it after manufacture and alolwing a
profit for the jobber and the retailer
and profiteering in an article so uni
versally sought and that they are will
ing to pay such prices for it speaks
eloquently of the tremendous present
and continuing demand. It is abso
lutely safe to forecast an even greater
demand during the coming year, and
whenever there is the prospect of
large profits, there will always be
men who will take the risk of trans.
porting it. Even if the war should
end tomorrow the demand for tobacco
would immediately become unprece
dented and it would be several years
before normal or pre-war supplies ,
were accumulated by the European
We cite these facts and figures by
way of assuring tobacco growers that
they need not fear overproduction and
a declining market, even if the labor I
were available to increase the produc
tion. The fact is that with another
draft in sight the available labor sup.
ply is going to be further depleted,
and unless the female labor on the
farms is attracted by-the prospects of
liberal retqrns for their work, it is
going to be difficult, if indeed possible
to increase the output.
Danville (Va.) Register
AR[ R[LATIV[LY LOW
McAdoo's Statement Covers Half of
Fiscal Year Up to First
Shipping Board Spent $169,922,000;
Navy About Equal Estimate
Washington, Feb. 17.-Details of
how various government departments
are spending money in the war emerg
ency were disclosed today in a finan
cial statment by Secretary McAdoo
covering the first half of the fiscal
year up to January 1.
The military expenditure was $1,
762,000,000 in the six months, as com
pared with estimates of War Depart
ment heads that expenses for the en
tire year ending next June 30 would
be $8,790,000,000. Although the rate
of expenditures consequently was far
under the early estimates, the treas
ury statement showvs that the outlay
is increasing rapidly, amounting to
$4 50,000,000 in D~ecember, as compa r
ed1 with $387,000,000) the month before.
A similar relatively low rate (If ex
peCnses was recordled for the shipping
board which spent $4I6,774,000) in De
cember, aibout $2,000,000 less than the
month previous, making total expens
es for the six months $109,922,000.
Estimated expenises for the whole
year were $901,120,000.
The navy ex pend itures wvere about
equal to reliminary estimates,
amounting to $550,936,000 for the six
months, as coImpared with the estimnat
edl $966,150,000) for the year.
These three departments accountedl
for the great bulk of the governmentL's
expenses. Thl outlay for most. others
was approximately the amounts ani
The net p)ublic dlebt of the United
States was $6,664,359,097, about a
billion dlollars more than the mon11th
GOVERNOR SIGNS 'THE
QUART A MON'THl LAW
Columbha, Fob. 18.-Governor Man
ning tonight signed the new quart-a
month law passedl by the recent gen
eral assembly. It requires that pro
bate judges before issuing permits
for the monthly "nmedicinal" quart
must 1)e satisfied of the truth of
the statements containled in the affi
dlavit wvhich must be made by the ap
plicant, and that the permits can be
Issuedl by the probate judges only in
person. The law will go into e ffect
on March 10, which gives time for
only two more permits for any indi
vidlual under the present lawv. Sixteen
judlges of p rebate appearedI before the
governor In opposItion to the ineas
uire. The hearing lasted for nearly
two kours thIs afternoon.
GEORGIANS LYNCH NEGRO
Victim Accused of Kidnapping .- 'ear
Fayetteville, Ga., Feb. 18.-"Bud"
Cosby, a negro, was lynched last night
by a mob of Fayette County citizens
after he had attempted to rob the
home of Mrs. Barney McElwaney,
Aberdeen, and had kidnapped her two
year old boy, according to reports re.
ceived here late tonight. The child
was found by members of the mob
yesterday morning, in a briar patch,
uninjured, the reports said, and re
stored to its mother.
Mrs. McElwaney, her mother-in-law
Airs. Reese McElwaney, and the baby
were alone in the home Saturday
night when Cosby is alelged to have
intrudd. Mrs. McElwaney's husband,
it was asid here, is in the army. Cos
by, after finding no money, drove the
women from the house, it was report
ed, seized the child and escaped. A.
mob formed Sunday morning soon af
ter reports were sent out of the at
tempted robebry and the kidnapping
of the child. After an hour's search
the baby was found in a briar patch
about a mile from its home. Reports
said the mob continued the search for
Cosby all day Sunday, finding him
last night at the home of another ne
(CONSER \ 41 1')N OF AMMONf:%.
Washington, Feb. 1O.--Conserva
tion of ammonia is urgently requested
by the food administration, which to
day estimated that 20,000,000 pounds
of the chemical will be required this
year for the manufacture of war mu
nitions. Ice and refrigerating plant
owners are reminded that each pound
of ammonia will make twenty hand
ALLIES HAVE GOOD
DAY IN l'IE WEST
London, Feb. 10.-The British scor
ed successes today in raids on a wide
front, inflicting many casualties and
great damage in the German lines and
returning with a number of prisoners.
The actions were southeast of Epehy
and around Guillemont, where the
Irish distinguished themselves near
Elpehy, Lens and in th. Ilouthoult
forest. On the Franco-German front
artillery duels are raging without in
terruption in practically all of the vi
GUILTY TO CHARGES
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 19.-Kath
erine Vanes Harrison, 18, and her
husband, Charles C. larrison, pleaded
guilty today to manslaughter, in con
nection with the killing in December,
1915, of W. L. Warren, near here.
were sentenced to three years under
the suspended sntnc law. Harrison
accompanid the girl on the auto trip
upon which she admits she killed War
ren for alleged wrongs. They were
married three (lays later.
MILEA GE HOOKS
Raligh, N. C., Feb. 19.-Railroad
companies of North Carolina have
asked the state corporation commis
Sion for the privilege of furnishing
only 1,000 mile mileage books at $22.
of by the interstate commerce coms
.50 instead of the $20 hooks already
approved of by the Interstate com
mierce commission for southeastern
OWNE 1 I EAI
WNil mington, N. C., Feb. 19.-Major
Will iam H. Bernard, founder of the
Wilmington Morning St ar, oldlest da i
ly newspap~er in North Carol inn, and
its owner and editair until about eight
years ago, (lied this afternoon after a
brief illness, aged 81.
Washington, Feb. I19.--Brig. G;en.
Mon roe Mclarlamd and Brig. (Gen. Ed -
ward A. Miller at Sant Antonio, TIex
as, hoth of whonm were recently pro
mioted from the ran k of colonel, have
reeeived o)rders to report at nw sta
Brig. Gen. M'tc larhand will command
the I 62nd infantry brigade of the 81st
'livision at Camp .Jackson, Columbia,
S. C., and Brig. Gen. Miller will com
mand the 6th artillery brigade of the
new 6th division to be0 assembledl at
(Cam p McClelland, Anniston, Ala.
Camp Jackson is a national army
:ramp) an dCamp McClellan a national
Lguardl mobilization camp.
Brig. Glen. McFarland has been re
eently chief of staff for the southern
lepartment at San Antonio and prior
to that time was department intelli
gence ofifcer. lie is succeeded by
Col. Lucius L. D)urfee.
Newv York, Feb. 19.-Col. Theo~lore3
Roosevelt spent a very quiet day to
lay. lie sawv no callers, the dlortors .
leeming it adr isable that he remn&in
sbsolutely quiet. Joseph B. Bishop
former ehniitman of the Panama Can~af
commissIon, *la a life-long friendl - I
the fermner presaident, was among the
callers refused admission tis rom.na
NI DRY DOCK AT
CHAR[ESTON TO COST
ABOUT FOUR MILLION
Daniels Asks for Sum of $230,077,152
to Further Expand the Navy's
Great Building Program
TO IIUILD NEW DESTROYERS
Marine Corps Will be Expanded to
50,000 Men and Part of Sum
is to Pay New Men
Washington, Feb. 18.-Special:
Charleston's Navy Yards to have a
great new dry (lock of the first class
coating $4,000,000 An estimate for
this dock with the specifi d limit of
cost, and with ".n initial' appropria
tion of $1,500,000, was sent to Con
gress today by Secretary Daniels,
through Secret.iry of the Treasury
The new provision is a substitute
for the previous estimate for an ex
tension of the present (lock.
The possession of the 30-foot chan
nel from the Navy Yard to the sea
has proven of enormous value to
Charleston in the emergency oppor
tunities of the war. If that channel
had to be provided now, the loss of
time involved would divert many mil
lions of doll:Ars' worth of government
improvement:; depending upon imme
diate access to the 30 foot bais.
To Eniarge Navy's Program
Washington, Feb. 18.-Congress
was asked by Secretary Daniels today
for $230,077,152 to further expald the
navy's great building program, pro
vide for 1o1 rdnanc3e and ammuni
tion, cover additional pay for an ex-"
pansion of the marin: corps from
thirty thousand. to fifty thousand men
placed in Ithi, year's naval appropria
ln(i meet othei> expnscs not contem
plated in this year's naval appropria
Of the total $100,000,000 is for ad
ditional construction and to speed con
struction now under way. Mr. Dan
iels said most of this amount would
be spent for vessels "smaller than
cruisers," and explainei that the un
paralleled rapidity with which some
yards were turning out destroyers had
made it possible to place more con
tracts for these boats than had been
thought possible. About a dozen new
contracts already have been placed.
Some of the money will be spent for
more of the Chaser-destroyers" being
built by Hlenry Ford in his Detroit
Included in Estimates
The estimates include $360,000 for a
railroad from Washington to the
naval proving ground, to be built by
some railroad company; $2,000,000 for
the Norfolk navy yard (ry dock, in
eluding quay wall collnections, in ad
dition to the $3,4:10,(100 previously es-.
timated; and $1,150,000 for a dry dock
at the Charleston, S. C., Navy Yard,
with limit of cost $4,000,000, instead
of merely providing for 'extending
'T'his naval emergency fund of $100,
(100,000 is to "enable the President to
secure the more economical and ex
peditious delivery of materials, equip
ment and mumit(,ns, and to secure the
more expeditious construction of ships
authorized and for purchase and con
struction of such adidtional torpedo
boat destroyers, submarine chasers
and other naval small craft, to be ex
pended under the direction and dis
(retion of the President.
To Expand .larine Corps
.The lInguage of the est imates sub
mitted by Secretary Daniels author
izes the temporary increase of the
3arrme corps from the present 3(1,000
to 501,000 1m1en, and11 thei pay of the
ma~rime cor-ps originally estimated at
$22,153,:t71, is increased by $l2,30)0,
0030. It also( inlcreases by 25,00)0 the
hnu11 t (of (cost of submar1 ines aut31horized
in the naval act (If 19 10.
The su pplemental estima11te-s include
resrv ornace' suppIles, $1 7,00,000
$:13,001,000; ammun1113it ion for vessels,
ma13te (If $82,080. 1211 new hatte1 ries f'r
ships of the navy, $1 0,00(0,000 in..0
$20l,0001,00l0 for (lIIAll ETO' N
I rgenf lDeficiency .\leasure. TIotaling
$ 1,107,220,0030 for Mlilltary and1( Naval
Illurposes l 'assed lDy I ower flody
Withlout llecordl Vote
Wash inogtoni, Feb. 18.- -The bill ion
(d01llar urgent deofic ienlcy apropriationl
bill, carrying half a billion for the
m iltary e'stalishml~ent and large suma
for the navy and. other branches of
the golvernmen was31 passedl toda~y by
the Illouse withlout, ai r'cord vote.
In dIir3ect a1propriatijons and( ilniau-.
thorization for obiligaltions (luring the
remlainder of this fiscal year, tihe total
of the( mel(asure is %1 ,l (7,220,000. It
no0w goes to theit Senate, where it will
be givenl prompt consideration.
The urlgenlt dleficienicy blill carries an
aplprop~ria tion of ablout $20,000,000 for
del('opment of port termlinals and
storage' facilities at Charleston. Ae
coildig to a splecial dlispatch from
Washington, printed in The Sunday
Newvs, all1 tihe items in tihe urgent de
ficency bill affecting the War De-.
ptartment port terminal and storag
plans at Charleston, as well as the
naval items, were approvedi in the
House 'Xaturday afternoon.
The Helm commissIon reently ree
ommiendled Charleston as the only port
south of H~atteras suitable for devel..
onmenlt as a first clas navy yaar