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inst OpiporMnity OliVen to Escape Na.
tion-Wide Publicatiou of -Namos.
Final Cheek of Lists Being tme.
Washington, March 18.-A last op
-0ortuniity for selective .servilce law
evaders to escape 'broadcast publica
tion of their names as deserters dur
ing the World War was given today.by
.Adjubant General Harris of the army.
Persons who have rcason to believe
that they 'Will bc charged with evad
Ing the draft but who did not actually
-do so, the adjutant ogeneral announc
ed, may escape the odium of being pub
licly branded as a deserter unjustly
by communicating all the facts of the
case to him without delay.
The final check of the draft evader
lists is now being completed by
former nembers of the local draft
boards. By the'end of the month the
-war department expects to begin mak
ing the lists public through the news
paipes and 'by furnish'ing copies to
city, state and federal police, detec
tilve agencies, the American Legion
and other rpatriotlc societies.
In addition Secretary Weccs will
ask Congress when it reconvenes to
provide funds to enable the war de
partment to pay a reward of $50 to
any person who delivers to tihe mili
tary amth orities a deserter from the
draft. Fuds on hand now do not per
mit paying the full reward.
The department's I.t of drafi evad
er rich as origmnally reported to
the provost marshal general number
ed2 nearly 190,000 iimmes, has been re
duced1 by careful cheeli'eing and by the
appreien -ion of ev-ader s to aloroxi
mately 150,000 names. The final lists
by draft districts are nov being tab
ulated by the adjutant general's oillee.
Of the list of nearly half a million
names originally compiled It ws.,
later found that more than 151,000
had actually served honorably In the
armed forces of this country, or the
allies. By July 15, 1919 nearly 1G.1,
000 of those on the original list had
been .apprehended by the military or
civil authorities, leaving ain actual bal
nnce on that (late of about i 74,000
napies. Since then approximately 13,
000 more names have been eliminaterd
on the basis of information obtained
from various sources and the careful
$3.00 DIluncan Bed S)i'(
lduig Bros. Silks and
clear thle ,dhelve";.
$1.50 Meni's Druess Shirt
$2.00 Meni's Dress Shir
$3.00 .\le's D~1ress .Shir
$4.00) .lleni 's Dress Shlit
$25.00) Menu's Dre'ss Sui
$90.00) .Men's Dress Sni
$'15.00) Me's' Dress Sui
$40o.00 .\le's Dres Sui
$45.00 .M1en 's; D res'; Mu
.1,200 pairms Sam p rs and
-1 al(' re'od-break inmg i
or, inenlo w---Slomen at
:i0* \'i'lk N Save tor b
and 11oh............
$1.50) se Whit e Cu ps a
$1.50) large Wash Bowl
90e covered Sleak ish,
Odd lot of Crockery, si
1 lt 35c dress ging
hams on sale this wee
at 15 cents a yar<
Limited 10 yards to
All Good
20c Tall Can Saln
Eat Fish Now
______ rI
checking of official war service rec
As a last check to provent as far us
possible branding innocent men as -do
seteters, the dartment had the lists
carefully checked by tho local board
members, the adjutant generals of the
states and oflicials of the navy and
marine corps. The reports as finally
checked at tihese sourc.n are now be
ing pirepired for publication in the
final lists.
Commens Gov. .. A. Cooper on the
Necessity for Cotton Acreage Itedue
Columbli, March 19.-"It sometimies
seems to me that Mark Twain's com
ment on the weather 'is applicable to
catton-everybody talks about it, but
nothing is done," said Governor
Cooper in an interview on the'cotton
situation, with espeet-al reference to
the necessity for- acreage reduction. "I
am convinced that a drastic cut in
acreage Is necessary for our prosper-i.
ty," he continued. "And this redue
tion muitst not e1) a tere matter of
propaganda, 4but an actual curtailment,
and a very large one, of the amount of
cotton produced during the year 1921.
It will not sufflice to talk about It,
something must be done. I know there
are many who will not agree to this.
but it seenms to me that we are faice to
face wvith the iowetrful lowiv of su'ipply
and demand. and 'that laiw is operating.
That's Just outr -trouble; it is operat
Ing, and the supply of cotton is -great
ly In excess of the present denmind.
"hI'll world's con mI ption of cottonl
can ber calculated with faitr accuracy.
Many such calculations, and unohiased
ones, have beeni ade. The only con
clusion to be reached is that should
the farmers of the .South 1)le up an
othe' latrge cotton crop Ott top of the
cotton now on hand, tle result would
be another year of meagre prlces for
this, our most Important agricultural
product. There is no reason to look
fot any sudden full revival of indust ry
in Eiropce, hence the European demand,
can scarcely become suflilciently great
to offset the effect of the tremendous
supply of cotton now existing.
"I know that many farmers are con
pelled to plint cot ten. Some do not
know much about diversilleation. (in
1d; to e the tables $1.98
Satin", -$1.0 qjuafly; to
ts .... .... .... ....$2.48
Ls $17.50
Ott Lot~s of Shoe's ott sal'
>rie's $1.48, $1.95, $2.89, $3.418
Black rau * ... ....19c
spcmoney ............1.0c
...it ....... .... ....25cI
T1rosureilure for giugh
I. . . . . . . . . . . 5
I itdaousoers.. ...$ .
w nteks at 1- i
happily, cotton Is with as an inherit
anco, a tradition, a necessity and all
that. But notwithstanding the man
ner in which 'thihi crop is interwoven
with dur lives, Iwo caln effect a reduc
tion In acroage so impressive that buy
e of cotton will foresee a- return to
normalcy, and bogin to offer .more at
tilactive prices for the now bedraggled
King Cotton.
"A merchaint who has unusually
large supply of certain goods on hand,
and little demand for these goods,
would certainly not set about to pro
cure more of the wares that already
clutter his shelves. The l'armer's sit
uation Is analogous to this.
"The wise course for us to pursue
is to raise as much food as ipossible,
and as little cotton as ,we can gct
along with."
Grain Dust Exploded in Elevator and
Ioes Great 'Damage.
Chicago, March 19.-An explosion of
grain dust rocked the entire southern
section of. Chicargo early tonight,
wrecked one of the -world's largest
grain elevators and broke every win
dow within a radius of a mile.
Of the nine watchmen who were
trapped in the strueture by the blast,
one Is known to be dead and four are
The elevator, which consisted of a
series of steel and concrIete towers,
Vas located in the southern outskirts
of the city on the banks of the Cali
met river. It was guilt at a cost of
more than $10,000,000 and was operat
ed by the Armour Grain Company.
The explosion was diue. it 'was said
by oflicials who made an early in
q'uiry, to a fire that started In a load
ing chute. The blaze set iIre to the
dust llied air and the resulting blast
rent amunder the big tower, reloi
thousands of bushels of grain.
So great was the force of the cx
plosion that It hurled great concrete
blocks for hu(ndreds of feet and de
railed a freight ti'ain which was
standing on a track beside the eleva
tor. The fow men In the elevator are
thought to have 'been trapped by the
flood of blazing grain, but up until a
late hour tonight only one body ha d
been taken from the ruin';. Pour oth
er's are known to have escapedf.
ioys' Overalls, good It
denlims, to elefar tables a
1 lot MTen's heavy Work
eleara the tablles ...
50e h~ad and bassie Clot
fuli patterns, to clearhi
Biarker's H orse anid CattII
20e bott1.1e Lemion Extra
anteed pure) .... ..
45e 1)ottle Lemion IExtria
an teced purie) .... ..
31 eakes (1 5e) Vrenael tin I
for' lessa mney.. ...
f;0e sack Honey D~ew Sill
haico( .. .. ...... .
35e saiek H oney 1Dew Sin
hacco ...... .... .
sell gobdls at. si
drIten's IlIts litale' iln I
t imorel'. Tihe Ii it(st
|1 Jat $1.25 men's un
on sale this week at 49
cents each. Limited 4
to a customer.
-eatly Reduced Price
No. 2 Store 210 West L
~o. 2 Store North Sie of
Heavy damage was caused -in near
by tvowns by the explosion. Windows
Were shattered in Hammond, Whiting
and 10ast Chicago. The heaviest. stiff
forer twas Whiting and where it was
raworted every imindow in the down
town 'business district was broken.
The property loss there, accqrding to
merchants, will reach $100,000.
Normally about 5,000 bushels of
grain are stored -in the elevator, 'but
at the time of the blast there :were
about 500,000 bushels. This was do
stroyed -by the fire.
The explosion took place Just af
ter 150 employees had (tilt for the
day. According to one eye-witness,
there were three separate exploslons,
the last being the most severe. The
explosions tore the entire top off the
elevator. This was of 1-ight steel
concrete construction and was through
the upper part of the elevator, like
the mouth of a great cannor.
So great was the force of the blast,
however, :that the tower Itself was
spattered, -great Ipleces of concrete
from -its sides .being thrown in all di
rections. Early estimates put the pro
perty loss at more than $6,000,000.
Boys Nine and Teo Years of Atre Shoot
One Twelve Years Ohl.
Sumter, aMrch 17.--The play of
three little negro boys ended in a
tragedy Sunday afternoon. One of the
little playmates 'is dead from a gun
:;hot woudil ai(d the other two are in
the county jail, each trying to fasten
the killing on the other. Tihe shooting
occurred at Stateburg, about 12 miles
fromi town. No witnesses of the oc
curPreice have 'been found. From the
loys the following meagre details have
belen learnied:
One little boyi was running after
the other twIo withl a sli ngshot and
lad cmased them into a louase. Ifere
one of the two i:cked up a loaded
shotgun whicl wias leaning in the
,corner, and fired both barrels at the
)oy with the slingshot, who was stand
ing In the door. Botlth load. took ef
fect In. the head of the child andi death
was instanltaincous. The dead boy was
Charlie Wh it aker, aged 12. The twvo
others are Willie Thomas, age nine,
-and Thomas Singlotary, aged ten.
From the time Sheriff Hlurs.t took
charge of the small boys and brought
-avy blue
t 98c and $ .2
Shirts, to n
Powders 2'I0C
et (guar
lath Soap
oking To.. 50
okinig TPo-n
t see how we canii
>rrIy us.4
of bies1('' andur ('hil
>ll wor rVi'Ioomi)s iln iii
. .$1.98, $2.50 uip t o $5.89
All shoes on sale this
week at one third off.
Any shoe in the house.
s. All Prices With
aurens Street, Old Stanc
the Square, in Burns Bic
then) Into town they have stuck to Habitual Constipation Cured
their tale, each -.insisting that It was in 14 to 21 Days
the other who fired the gun. "LAX-FOS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relievc promptly but
Many Miles of Wi-" should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
One liim(lred 1id sevilteam m11les to induco regular action. It Stimulates and
of wire are used in mnakligi a 12-kiet Regulates f, Very Pleasant to Take. 00c
wire-bound gun. per bottle.
C< C
. ystem of 0
Fire and burglar proof vaults and stacks of gold in
ths United States Federal Reserve Banks make your
money safe when it is in our bank.
We shall be glad to have you come in and talk busi
ness with us. When you want financial advice come
in and consult us. It will be a pleasure to serve you.
We add 4 per cent. interest.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
The Enterprise National Bank
N. B. DIAL, President C. H. ROPER, Cashier
len's and Boys' I fats, samples and odd lots,
Red Hot prive .... .... .... .. .... ....98c
All Hoys' Snits going at 1cl'ord-breaking prices.
Mlothers! Nowv is youri chance to dress up
the boy3s for a li ttle money. $10.00 suiLt . .$6.00
1 lot l aadies' Shirt Waists. A few of a kind, some
'worth upl to $2.00 in this lot, to clear the
shelvyes...... .... .... .... .... .... ....98c
1 lot Men's Overalls, good heavy weight Blue
D eu n, $3.00 value, to c'lear the tables . .$1.25
I lot .\en's Overalls, becst union made, heavy blue
de(1 ns, $3.50 valutes, to clear the talbles . .$1.89
-35r box 'a per aindI Envelopes for..... .... ....25c
1 lot1 Sea lslandl, special per yard...... .... ....8c
1 lot :30h Sea Ixsand-Druiiid L . L,., best nuade,
at per yar iu.... ......... .... .......12 1-2c
5.00)1~' Laies' Ox fords, whiite reiginiski n--GCood year
hand se1 twedI, oin sale at .... .......... .. ..$3.49
1 lot 30e (shirt ing) Chleviots on sale this week at
15c a vard. imi ted 1 2 yards to a cust omer'.
1 lot 25w A proni Iiinghams on sale this week at
10c a yard' . L imnit ed 1 0 yards to a en stoamer.
1 lot :35 IIk Bleching on sale this week at 15c a
ya rd. (imiutd 1c yat)vrds to( a entstomerci.
5)l h' an'eyx stiped Shiin lg on sale this week at.
25c 'i yardn. Limited( !) yar'ds to a cumstomier'.
la s t 1 (' spooil Thiread oni sale this week at 5c.
L ini'ited G spools to a cnstomer.
25' enna Qiue'mn Tal cm n P owder i.............10c
Sc box .\at dhes, spei'ial .... ......... .........5c
9-4 eppeel heetng, All boys' suits in the
soldat 1.U a ard on house 40 per cent off
sale this week at 48c a thswek
Irawn as Lots are Closed Out.
wO 6 Packages Washing
e Powder
25c This Week

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