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ED THE UNION TIMES [HI
WEEKLY EDITION
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VOL. LXVIII. NO. 15 UNION, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1918 i ncV * i -n a m a
Naval Base Establlshei
Homing Station ]
(By Assoc
WASHINGTON, April 11.?For
to Southern Europe, the United Stai
established a naval base at Azores I
begin * fortification station. In add
submarines, destroyers and other sm
portant homing station for America
oeen assembled there.
Gen. Sackville West R<
British a
(By Assoc
T AXTnAVT A M 11 ir.i ?
uu?uv/?, Aiiru ii>?major Vren
as acting British military represent
Versailles, it was announced today in
BAKER FOR UNION
HAS ARRIVED
M. M. Dixson, the gentleman who
is to take charge of and operate the
Union bakery arrived here yesterday
evening and is beginning to get things
In shape for business. Mr. Dixson,
his little son and two assistants came
all the way from Alma, Georgia in a
car. Due to the bad condition of
South Carolina roads three days were
consumed in making the trip.
This new and much needed enterprise
for Union is the result of the
efforts of the Union Chamber of Commerce
and Agriculture.
The bakery has been thoroughly
overhauled and cleaned and is about
ready for occupancy.
Mrs. Dixson and some of the children
will not arrive for a month, or
until everything about the bakery is
in full swing.
Mr. Dixson is welcomed to Union
not only as a man who knows how to
run a bakery, but a citizen worth
while, and we extend to him our best
wishes and support, feeling sure he is
~T " the right man in the right place.
THE TASK TO WHICH WE MUST
NOW DEDICATE OUBSELfSb
bk... Germany has cm?d to be a land of
civilised human beings. It ia merely
a great fighting machine which, like
all other machinery, is without conscience
or morals.
Germany knows no law except the
law of might. It knows no other reason
for the existence of men and women
and children than to serve the
State as represented by its diabolieal
militaristic element.
Therefore, Germany slaughters in
cold blood, with no more feeling or
conscience than a piece of machinery
would have in killing a man who was
fed into its ruthless maw.
The machinery has no conscience,
no moral force; but that does not lessen
its terrific power for evil to the
individual who runs contrary to its
appointed plan for grinding or crushing
or cutting, or for any other work
for which its builders created it. This
is the fighting machine which we now
face.
One year ago we declared war upon
Germany, though Germany had openly
been making war upon us since the
summer of 1914.
One year ago we undertook to do
what we should have been aggressively
doing since August, 1914. We planned
for a great army, we promised the
Allies a great aeroplane fleet and
ships without number; but we are on
ty now rounding into shape these
things, which makes us almost criminally
to blame for the fearful losses in
the mighty struggle of the last ten
days.
Had we done our duty as a nation
and as individuals, Germany could
never have reached its present mighty
figthing strength.
Every man who fought preparedness,
every pacifist who sold his soul
to the devil of Germany's propaganda,
has resting upon his head the fearful
blood-guiltiness of the men who
are dying that we and civilization may
. live. Through the ages the stain of
blood cannot be washed out. It is
here forever.
Our nation failed to be ready, failed
to see its duty, because it preferred
its ease. Let us, therefore, with our
souls quickened by these truths, re
double, yea, quadruple, our energy in
building a war machine which will outmatch
Germany's in proportion as
honor is better than dishonor, as morality
is better than immorality, as civilization
is higher than barbarism and
integrity of life better than murder
and outrage.
That is our task, and to that issue
we must address ourselves with every
ounce of our strength of body and
soul.
Let us begin the second year by
promptly oversubscribing the Liberty
1 at Azores Island;
For American Airplanes
iated Press)
the protection of Atlantic trade routes
tes, with the consent of Portugal, has
stands. The guns have been landed to
ition to its use as a base of American
all craft, it is also to serve as an imn
airplanes, a number of which have
o:
'presents
t Supreme War Council
? ?
iated Press)
oral Sackville-West has been appointed
stive at the Supreme War Council at
i Commons.
TIME FOR ENROLLING
EXPIRES SATURDAY, 7 P. M.
Enroll, or you can not vote
in the City Democratic Primary
Election. Time for enrolling
expires at 7 o'clock
Saturday evening.
FOR MRS. J. D. ARTHUR
Complimenting her guest and a for- '
mer popular Rock Hillian, Mrs. J. D.
Arthur, of Union, Mrs. David Hutchison
entertained most delightfully eh
Tuesday aftenjoon, at her resideM*
on Johnston street. Purple and white
flour de lis gave the color note to the
deoqration of the cheery apartment,
where for an hour or more the visitors i
lingered in pleasant social intercourse, i
A tempting fruit salad and "war <
bread" and tea afforded much enjoyed
refreshment. Mrs. Hutchison was as
Binwu nt onlcnaming Dy ner aaugnter,
Miss Katie Hutchison, and Mrs. A. >,0
Hutchison.
Others present were Mesdames
Julia &um> J. JL Milling, B. M. Fewell,
T. ACraw/opJ, 8. 8. Frew, W. A.
' Pr?Ml?y, J. W. O'Neal, L. A dams, ,
J. T, Jtto, W. W. GM1, T. U Johnson, ,
Paul Workman, Miss Fannie Wilson, ,
Mrs. J. A. C. Knoop, of New Orleans,
La.?Rock Hill Herald.
ORATORICAL CONTEST TONIGHT
The contest at the High school auditorium
tonight will begin at 8 o'clock.
This contest has created a deal of
rivalry among schools, of the county \
and promises to be very interesting. \
Music will be furnished by the High
school girls.
The program for the evening is as
fllows:
Chorus by 10-11 grade girls?Liberty
Bells.
Girls Contest.
Louise Adams from Oakland?"The 1
Prodigal Son." *
Helen Johnson of Wast Springs 1
Pauline Barnado of Union?"Catching
a Chicken."
Boys Contest.
Alston Moore of Union?"America's
Mission."
Martin Hullender of Sardis
The judges will be Prof. A. J. Boggs <
of Columbia, S. C., Prof. Guess of \
Jonesville. ,
Medals will be awarded the successful
contestants. Everybody is invited*
to come tonight at 8 o'clock.
MRS. UNDER IMPROVING
Mrs. S. S. Linder who has been in
the hospital in New York for several
weeks, has left the hospital and is i
visiting at the home of her cousins, i
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin Hilliken at Ossining,
N. Y., before returning home she
will visit Mr. and Mrs. George Rowe.
It will probably be a fortnight before
she is able to return home.
Daily Cotton Report 1
I a 1
(By McNally Cotton Company) ]
May cotton opened at 33.25.
Local market 34 3-4. '
Seed $71.00.
HALF OF STORE RECEIPTS
TO GO FOR LIBERTY BONDS
tun vr?i r- ~?i i a r>?*_ _* <
?uv tuvuui c a aim iv VyCilWJ BWIC
of this city, in the spirit of patriotic 1
enthusiasm which is enveloping the ]
country for the third Liberty loan,
has decided to invest 50 per cent of '
its entire receipts for one week to the
purchase of Liberty Bonds.
Bonds and doing to the fullest what ]
we have been promising to the Al- i
lies and to ourselves, and thus re- i
deem our honor and save our souls <
and the souls of the nation.?Manu- i
' facturers Record. 1
#
Attack on Americans
Und
(By At
WITH AMERICAN ARMY I
temped an attack against the Am
early this morning, but were con
said the enemy planned to attack 1
in full strength by the effective ft
cans lost no prisoners.
Little Change in Br
(By Aj
LONDON, April 11.?The B
of the Northern battle front, the ?
tinues all along the front from Lai
Armentieres heavy fighting contix
little change in the British podith
Favors Union of Bi
(By Aa
BASEL, SWITZERLAND, A]
to a telecram -frnin RupVinfoot K?>
and Rumani, which borders on the
Storm Warnings I
(By As
WASHINGTON, April 11.?N
up along the Atlantic coast from
Cape Hatteras is increasing in i
Northeast.
Germans Pressed 1
(By Ai
LONDON, April 11.?The Qa
Due-Bac to the Southwest of Art*
in the neighborhood of Steonwerdt
ter's correspondent of headquarter
British StiU Hoi
WITH BRITISH ARM^flj^j
tinuing this morning North at A
Messincs Ridge and Wytschapta,
times. During ^the daytJ^vgMffl
This morning the" Germans are' n
Fioegsteert and Floegsteert Wood.
British Steamer S
(By As
* NEW YORK, April 11.?Th<
than 13,500 tons was submarined
the Maritime Register Teports tod
Casualty List
(By As
WASHINGTON, April 11.?T
shows one killed in action, two die
>f disease, 69 were severely woundi
nissing.
Peace Treaty Comm
(By Asi
PETROGRAD, April 10.?Und
doner of commerce announces thai
territory, and 56,000,000 inhabitant
if the country.
Liberty Loans n
toy A3!
WASHINGTON, April 11.?'1
reported from eight or twelve Fe
days of the campaign amounted to
are Dallas, Minneapolis, Richmom
reported $1,411,400.
German Attack I
(By As
PARIS, April 11.?The Germ;
broken up by the French gunfire,
beavy artillery fighting between N
Turks Resist But Br
IBv As
IX1NDON, April 11.?British t
of Jerusalem to the depth of one
miles, the War Office announced
resistance of the Turks, the British
DR. POTEAT TO LEAVE
FURMAN UNIVERSI
Dr. E. M. Poteat who has b(
president of Furman University
a number of years has tendered
resignation to the Board and will
cept work with the Laymen's Missi
ary Movement, which opens up
large field of usefulness and which
i Failed
er Effective Artillery Fire
isociated Press)
N FRANCE, April 10.?The. Germans aterican
positions to the Northwest of Toul
lpletely repulsed. Two German prisoners
irith a force of 800 hut that it was stopped
re of the American artillery. The Ameri
.o:
itish Positions Reported
isociated Press)
ritish have withdrawn from Armentieres
far Office announced. Violent fighting conbaasee
to Ypres-Comines Canal. At North
t^ing until late last night. There is very
t
-f: o:
ocharest and Ronmania
ociated Press)
?ril 11.?The Bessarabian Diet, according
s decided to favor the union of Bessarabia
> East.
_:o:
)p Along Atlantic Coast
Ociated Press)
Fortheast storm warnings are ordered put
i'Cape Henry to Boston. The storm off
ntensity and is probably moving to the
f
^:0:
tack From Croix dn Bae
iaociated Press)
mans were pushed yesterday from Croixaitieres.
Parties with them were reported
K-nve miles West of Armentieres, the Reureports.
^1* n :
png Messines Ridge
PEaNCE, April 11.?The fighting is conr
men tie res with the Britiah still holding
whiafc yesterday changed, hands several
P? sipeeedod in entering positions at La-:o:
iunk in Mediterranean
sociated Press)
i British steamer, Minnetonka, of more
in the Mediterranean during February,
ay.
-:o:
Gives 124 Names
sociated Press)
oday's casualty list gives 124 names, and
d of wounds, five died of accident, 13 died
sd, 30 slightly wounded, and four reported
-:o:
lission Makes Statement
sociated Press)
er terms of the peace treaty the commist
Russia lost 780,000 square kilometres of>
.s, or 32 per cent of the entire population
-:o:
Jount lip in Millions
sociated Press)
rhe Liberty Loan subscriptions officially
deral reserve districts for the first three
$212,005,250. The districts not reporting
I and Philadelphia. The Atlanta district
o:
Iroken lip By French
sociated Press)
an attack on Champagne last night was
On the principle battle front there was
lontdidier and Noyon.
i
itish Take Two Villages
sociated Press)
roops on April 9 advanced to a line North
on/1 At*A_kol/ linn oIa^m **
auu viiv-nuii luucii wmii^ a 1IUIII UI II Vf
I today. Notwithstanding the stubborn
captured the villages of Rafat and Elkefr.
feels he ought to accept.
TY As president of Furman University
he has done a great work and it is
een with deep regret that the denominafor
tion gives him up to this new work,
his .
ac- The Collinsville lynching tells us
on- that if we don't intern the alien enea
mies we shall have to inter many of
he them.?Columbia Ttate.
J
Italian Steamer Sunk i
Thre
(By Assoc
ROME, April 10.?One Italian st
the enemy submarine the past week,
sunk.
Dill Providing Severe I
Destruction of
(By Associ
WASHINGTON, April 11.?The !
to report on the bill providing severe j
with the production of essential w'ar
the workmen the right to strike for b>
MEETING AT GREEN
STREET CHURCH
A series of meetings will commence
at Green Street Methodist church
Sunday night, April 14th and continue
through the 28th. Rev. R. f,. Keaton,
of Gatfney, S. C., is expected to arrive
Sunday afternoon, the 14th and
will do the preaching for us.
Brother Keaton is by no means a
stranger to the people of Union, having
conducted a very successful meeting
in South Union last fall; he is an
earnest worker and a preacher of unusual
force.
The night service will begin at 8:30
o'clock promptly. A cordial invitation
is extended to the public to attend
these services.
J. B. Chick, Pastor.
DISTRICT MEETING
IN ABBEVILLE
Mrs. F. M. Farr, president of the
William Wallace chapter U. D. C., and
Miss Mattie Williams, treasurer of the
same organization left yesterday afternoon
for Abbeville to attend the
district meeting of the U. D. C. This
is the third division of the State chapter
and Mrs. Farr is the president of
the division.
AT HOTm.'{jNION
April 10: W. P|.. Sweeney, Lynchburg,
Va.; J. D. Beckett, Charlotte, N..
p.; J. M,J^Uliams, Charlotte, N. C.;
J. E. James, N. 5?.; N. fcleJ: Thross,
n_U' T-* t
uaiumore; ivi. u. naynes, Augusta,
Ga.; C. L. White, N. Y.; E. H. Scarborough;
M. M. Dixson, City; T. C.
Anderson, N. C.; J. C. Cook, Atlanta,
Ga.
SYNOPSIS OF "CHARITY?"
"Charity?" is a seven-part drama
with a strong plot and fast action,
containing a strong sociological lesson
and a certain sympathetic appeal.
The play was written by Mrs. Linda
A. Griffith, wife of David Wark Griffith,
producer of "The Birth of a Nation."
It tells the story of James and
Mary Fleming, children of the slums,
whose father is killed by facing down
stairs after a drinking bout, in an effort
to attack Jimmie. The mother of
the children died from her husband's
brutalities.
On the father's death Jimmy and
Mary with their tiny sister are tak >n
to a so-called orphan asylum, operated
under the "graft" system of institutional
charity. Here the children
are starved and compelled to live in
filth, besides being otherwise illtreated,
until Jimmy runs away. Mary
later leaves the home and marries a
consumptive youth who dies leaving
her with a child. The child dies of
starvation and Mary is arrested on
a charge of having killed it.
Jimmy, who has been sent to prison
on a charge of having killed a man in
a fight is released on the deathbed
confession of the real slayer. lie
studies law in the office of the lawyer
who defended him on his trial and is
admitted to the bar in time to defend
his own sister, whom he succeeds in
acquitting.
Jimmy has a sweetheart, whom he
met in the orphanage, and a friend in
the person of the daughter of the
grafting orphanage superintendent.
Jimmy marries the orphan girl and
with the aid of the wealthy daughter
of the suicide superintendent, launches
a real orphan's home.?Grand Thursday,
April 11th.
LIEUT. JETER PROMOTED
Lieut. J. T. Jeter who was commissioned
in the fall as 1st Lieutenant
and stationed at the base hospital in
Chattanooga, Tenn., has been pronoted
to captain. This is very pleasng
to his many friends throughout
the town and county.
Captain Jeter has two sons serving
with the colors, Lieut. Ryan Jeter and
Sergt. Manning Jeter who are stationed
at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S.
C., awaiting orders to sail for France.
JU /I 11
Hid
e Small Sailing Vessels
iated Press)
.earner of over tons was sunk by
Three small sailing vessels were also
o:
Penalty For
Essential War Material
ated Press)
Senate today requested the Conference
jenaltics for dest' i;e: ion or interference
materials, containing a clause giving
stter wages and v.orkie.if cnmlitinno
RECEPTION ( II AMltKR
< TJM MERCK POSTPONED
At tin- s tion of the board of
directors of the Union Chamber of
Coinmoree and ARriculture the reception
to Ladies' Auxiliary to be Riven
f \>ni -1 to i' this evening, and also the
membership meetinjr to follow has
been postponed. It was found that the
above meding would conflict with exercises
to be held at the Ilijrh" school
in connection with Field Day exercises
so that a full attendance of the ladies
and members could not be expected.
Next Thursday evening, April 18th,
from 4 to b p. m., the reception will
be Riven the ladies, and the membership
meeting will be held the same
eveninjr beginninR at 8:30 p. m. It
is hoped that nothing will conflict and
full attendance is expected. "C."
EPWORTH !.1;A(U E entertains
The Epworth League of Green St.
Methodist church was deliRhtfully entertained
at a social meetinjr Saturday
nijrlit at the home of Misses Lois and
Lena Morris.
Quite a number of interesting
games were played which added much
to the pleasure of the evening. Refreshments
of hot chocolate and cake
were served.
ATTEND CABINET MEETINGS
London, March 30.? (Correspondence
of The Associated Tress)?Representatives
ot the British flgMtag^ forces
on land and sea attend every
meeting of the British War Cabinet,
communicate to the members of the
cabinet the latest information concerning
the war and consult with
them on important questions.
At these conferences the army is
represented by Major General Sir
Henry Hughes Wilson, chief of the
Imperial stad', and the navy by Vice
Admiral Sir Kosslyn Wemyss, first
I sea lord of the admiralty.
How th< British War Cabinet operates
in deciding upon war policies
and directing Britain's share in the
war i - told in the annual report of the
cabinet 1.0 a* published for the first
time in history.
"At each meeting," says this oflicial
statement of the workings of the inner
circles of the British government,
"the Cabinet begins by hearing rep
rts as to the progress of the war
since the preceding day. Unless it
wishes to confine its deliberations to
gcnto.ii questions of policy, it then
procctih l< deal with questions awaiting
its decision. As these questions
in the vast maioritv of cases affect
one or motv of the administrative department
.. almost all its meeting are
attended by the ministers and their
chief departmental officials concerned.
"The majority of the sessions of the
War Cabinet consists, therefore, of a
series of meetings between members
of the War Cabinet and those responsible
for executive action at which
puestions of policy concerning those
! rartments are discussed and settled.
Question of overlapping or conflict between
departments are determined
and the general lines of policy
throughout every branch of the admin
istraticn co-ordinated so as to form
part of a consistent war plan.
"Ministers who are not members of
the War Cabinet are permitted to
I bring with them to the cabinet meet
i \i?n n ii?>m iiit-ii uwu
mont or from elsewhere and often do
so when expert opinion is needed to
decide an important question.
"In peace times, sessions of the
British cabinet were infrequent but
in. lor war pressure this has changed.
The War Cabinet has held 300 sessions
in the past year."
'I here is realty not any shortage
of teachers. The trouble is the
teachers' salaries are short.?Lancaster
News.
Yankee niarkmanship should soon
demonstrate its quality in France and
prove that it is not one of the lost
arts. Chicago News.

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