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' VOLUME XXXII.
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I AMERICANS SQLDIERS
!* CAPTURED BY HUNS
"Sone Prisoners'' Taken in
Minor Operation in
: "NORTHWEST OF TOUL"
j MADE MORE DEFINITE
United States Troops Holding
Line Near Town of
Whilst it was only a routine iton
in tlio German official statement of
9" the few words in which
.UUUU! ltT?S Mil 1 1 aCIMHlIK I'd il
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mir> . operation in Lorraine he:d
American interest to far greater tle
free than the other war news of th
day. They carried the news of a
laid upon the American lines air'
the capture of American soldiers bv
a German roconnoitering party.
"Northwest of Toul," said the rTtent
statement authorized by th'
Amcric&n censor as to the location
Df the sector now being held by men
of the United States army. And :t
' vra.s near a town northwest of Toif
, that the.Germans announced having
; taken "some American prisoners*."
The town is Xivray, and it is situated
about 10 miles east of St. Millie), incheating
tiiat the Americans are hold,
ing a line along the southern e<lge of
. the famous St. Mihiel salient, in
1 French Lorraine southeast of Verdun.
One of Several Raids.
This raid by the Germans was but
one of several conducted by the various
belligerents on the Western
j .front, the most important of which
; apparently also was carried out in
i> Lorraine, but by the French, in the
( vicinity of Dioncourt. The French
[ penetrated a German position here
1. cleared out the trenches and brought
j back JiO prisoners and a machine gun
i SURVIVORS REACH'
I f MILITARY GAMPS
s Londonderry.?AH the American
: survivors from the Tuscania with
the exception of about 100 sick or injured
and a party of 142 who landed
in Scotland, were today quartered in
i two military camps.
To a majority of the men the overland
journey from the northern coast
where they we.re brought ashore, was
l their first in the native toy-like trains
and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The
news had spread through the country
that the Americans were coming
Y in special trains and at each little
railway station groups of farmer
fo'k had gathered to catch a glimps'
1 of the troops and wave a friendly
greeting. Scottish troops piped Amei
I icans from the railway to the camps.
Captains Wells and Smith of the
| American Red Cross, who had visited
I as many of the landing places as was
i physicially possible, followed the mm,
] to camp where they helped to dis i
i?!V?ufr> fiind? tn tbo Amovimn offic
| VL JH/V* VV/ ?. vv ~ - ~
ers and will see that all the men arc
Tommies Give Coats.
At one camp there were not
enough overcoats in the stores to go
round, so the British Tommies gladly
w>ok off their coats and put them on
the Americans. The Red Cross also
sent from the Belfast branch knitted
mufflers, helmets and sweaters which
were especially welcomed by the
Americans in their first experience
with the Irish climate.
The one tiling most appreciated by
the men was a visit from Miss Jean
Ogilvie, a member of the Red Cross
from New York. She was the first
American woman they had seen since
leaving the United States. She came
SAVING BIG SUMS
According to Report Made by
Mr. W. 0. Davis, County
Accord in# to a report made a few
days ago by Mr. YV. O. Davis, the
county Demonstration Agent, the applications
in this county for nitrate
of soda under the government regulations,
amounted in all to the total
The price at which the soda was
offered by the government \vu>
$75.50, which is $54.50 less than the
dealer's price of $110.00 per ton.
This shows a saving to the farmers
of the county of the sum or
Apparitions for the nitrate o1
soda had to be filed by February
4th. There is no chalice for applications
to he made now.
Berlin.?Some American prisOtiei'x
have been captured north of Xivary,
ten miles east of St. Mihiel, says the'
official statement issued today by
the German general staff.
The text reads:
"Western theatre: Front of Crown
Prince Rupprecht: North of Pas-1
schendaelo and west of Oppy we took
prisoners as a result of minor infan*
try engagements. In the neighborhood
of Fontianelez Croisilles a reconnoitering
party was broken by
violent enemy firing activity on u
v/idp front, ,
"Front of Grand Duke Albreeht:
On the eastern slopes of the Height
of Lorraine a surprise attack against
j enemy position north of Ronvaux waA j
successful. The French artillery was j
active on isolated sectors.
"North of Xivray some American
prisoners were taken.
"Eastern theatre: Peace was sign
od with Ukraine at 2 a. m. today.
Elsewhere there is nothing to report."
Dr. Edgar A. Stalvey, of Socastee
v as among those in Conway recently
FOR INCOME RETURNS
Owing to the fact tha< the government
printing office has been pushed
with over-work, the authorities
have extended the time for filing income
tax returns from March 1st, as
the law provides, to April 1st, 191b.
one month later.
A representative of the internal
revenue collector was in Conway
nearly all last week with an office
at Conway National Hank and no
assisted many in questions connected
with tliis matter. He gave information
to ail who asked while he was
1 -o "
Allen J. Booth, of Camp Jackson, is
home for a week visiting his parents
at Adrian, S. C.
from Belfast with cigarettes, clothing
comforts and food. Two-thirds
of the men lost all of their funds except
a little pocket change. Fortunately
a few carried money belts
end saved their money.
The American officers were hit
hardest. All lost their kits and the
larger part of their uniforms, which,
unlike the privates, they must obtain
at their own expense. Captains
Wells and Smith of the Red Cross
distributed $500 among tho officers
at various landing places. No money
was given to the enlisted men who
found little use of it as the townspeople
everywhere invariably vefused
to accept payments for purchases.
CONWAY, S. C , THURSDAY
cipe for M;
800D BREAD FROM
FLOUR AND MEAL
War times bring regulations which
arc necessary for saving the wheat
to send to the armies in Europe. ?t
is our patriotic duty to use the substitutes.
The Herald has found that
wheat flour and corn meal mixed ha'f
and half and properly handled make i
as good a bread as anyone should
ever want: and this nanrr has cone
to some trouble and expense to try '
out the follow in if combination winch !
has proved good:
To 1 quart of equal parts of flou-' j
ami corn meal thoroughly sifted together
add the following:
2 teaspoonsful of baking powder.
1 scant teaspoonful of salt.
1 heaping teaspoonful of lard.
1 cup of sw^o\ in ilk 0y water.
Mix the ingredients and knead.
This quantity will make lb nu*dlun?
sized biscuit. 1
If you will have the miller to grind
the meal very fine it will add greatly
to the looks of the biscuits.
Horry County's largest Sunday
School observes Sunday Feb, 9tii ttlM
ltJth Patriotic Days.
Last Sunday was a red letter d*;v
in th'e history Of the Conway Methodist
Sunday SchOtfL 'flic Committee
in charge of the wortc M!r?. arranged
for a patriotic service enDtl^d "Wor?
ers Together With God" wlV?Wv WiMt
so arranged as to teach that "v/e ai\
worlci nvr ill hiirmoTiv wifk fhu 1
0 ....... j tT i vu viiv *yj v J rr |
Plan in trying to conserve food by ?
joining the Nation-wide movement in i
observing wheatless and meatless |
days and otherwise co-operating with J'
the National Food Administration. > J
The large Service flag presented t?
the School and Church some time ag >
by Miss Jessamine Burroughs w.t,-. '
draped over the pulpit with its twelve
stars (representing twelve noble fellows
who have gone out from oir?
Church and School to serve our Country
in its fight for Democracy) flank 1
e<! on each side by two large Urfited <
States flags. This pulpit arrang i
ment of flags added much to the im- 1
p: essiveness of the services.
After a special exercise by the
Junior Department the Young Ladies
Class gave a beautiful chorus tha
touched the heart of all present. Tin
entire school then sang "America*
before going to class exercises.
Next Sunday another special program
will he rendered for the opening
exercises in this school and onlv 1
those who are "right on time" and
answer to the call "I am early" wll
get the full benefit of this exercise.
This school is proud of twelve <
noble follows who are in the service I
f : i _ 1 _ . \\r \ * i ? i - I
irum us mints. v>'mK? inev are <11
the front those at home are going U '
try to 'Mo their bit" in every way
tit jit opportunity offers. Next Siu.day's
collection will be directed to
the relief of War Sufferers. It is an '
assured fact that there will be a lib '
oral response to this appeal from ev- ;
cry member of the Church and School j
for if our boys go "over yonder" f<> j'
relieve the war cry of our Allies sur }'
ly we can give liberally of our sub ,
stance to help those "behind the lines!'
over there." If for any reason you1
can't be at Church or School next i
| Sunday to bring your offering send
l it in hv some one.
CALL ABOUT 450:
The Local Hoard for Hori'y Count \ |
will call up about 450 men from
Class 1A for physical examination on
the 25th, 2(1 th and 27th. A list or
145 names is published in this week's
issue of the paper. The physicians
will examine about 150 men each of
the days named. A card of notification
will be sent to each nian, but in
case he fails to receive it the published
notice is sufficient.
\ FEBRUARY 14, 1918
HOLDS REFERENCE |
IN LAWSON MATTER
Clerk of Court VY. L. liryun, Special
Referee appointed by the court,
wound up the reference hearing" at
tlicourt house last Thursday, in tin?
ease of Martha Ann Thompkins,
I'lainitff vs. Willie Dawson; a nu.uber
of people from Dog bluff township
being present as witnseses or
otherwise interested in the case.
Among those attending the case
were Ik (J. Johnson, Y. C. Thonin
Kins, r l'iiiiK i ,a\vsor\, .Mrs. Jane Lavson,
K. I'. Stalvoy. Mrs. Ellen Stalvey,
and several others.
The hearing Mas a continuation
from a former date when the hearing
was commenced and could not be finished
owing to the lack of certain
The IhUlUw was closed last Thu's
ilny, n?<] the referee reserved his de j
d.;!on. The case concerns i\ five acx j
tract of land willch Wdn dceribed in * |
deed from W. D. James, the" husband'
of Martha James, to Willie Lawson.
Afterwards the title turned up to 1 *
in Martha James Instead of W. D.
James, and in a partition suit brougnt
by the heirs of Martha James, the
whole estate land of Marthfl James
was sold at the court house and Mar-]
tha Awn Thompkins became the pur-j
chaser.- Within the boundaries of the
l 1 ,j ^ f 4 t * 1 rt. I .
uaci. purrnasco uy ivirs. i nompKins,
included the five acre tract in
possession of Willie Ltiwaon which in;
had been Itf/Mintf under the afore.-aid
deed from W. 11.
, OF CHAUTAUQUA
\ 1 1 '* 1
Dr. WiRiant Rader,^ > Lectine
"Wake Up America/'
William' Ruder..v . J/Octure
"The Call' of DemOcK*iey'v
Demonstration Lectturo by an etfpvrt
bearing the authorized message oft
the Rood Administration: "Mobilitf- 1
ing* American Kitchens to Help W:n
Louis Williams, Electrical Entertainer.
Domestic Science Expert. . . LrOfkr e
'Patriotism Expressed in Domdfctie
The Chautauqua Director.. .Lecture
"The Call to the Colors"
Louis Williams, Electrical Entertainer.
Demonstration Lecture by Rod
Cross Nurse bearing the authorizes
message of the American Red Cross:
"The Prevention of Disease as a Patriotic
.Mills Andrus Company and Marth
The Red Cross Lecturer presenting
"The Story of the Red Cross in Peace
The Chautauqua Director .. .Lecture
"When the Boys Come Home to Our
Town After the War"
The Mills Andrus Company and Mar- j
I ha Morrison, Reader, in grand elos- |
Season Tickets good for all per- i
formanees, Adults $2.00; Children i
Tickets for single performance-,!
Adulst, 50c; Children, 25c.
Conway?Feb. 21, 22, 23, 191S.
AMERICAN TROOPS i
LED BY AMERICAN
An American general now commands
the sector of the front recently
taken over by our troops. When
the Americans first entered the sector
it was under the command of a
French general commanding a certain
layg0 unit of the French army.
ALL ENLISTED MEN |
TO WEAR NUMBERS
Metal Tag to be Worn by Soldiers
to Insure Prompt
Washington.?To insure prompt
indentifiration of enlisted men of the
army who may be killed or wounded,
a numbered tan system similar to
that i 11 Uritish ami trench armies
has been adopted by the war department.
Adj. (Jen. McCain announced
that a number will be stamped on
the metal identification tan each soldier
ts required to wear and that a
similar number will bc placed opposite
to. the man's name in the war
The new system will be put into
effect February 28 and hereafter all
men entering the service will be giv.
<:<-< a numbered Utg' when enrolled. By
liite arrangement the department
hopes that there will be no possibility
v/f officers not being able to identify
soldiers' bodies because oT blank tag.
such as worn by some of the men
who went down on the Tuscania.
News dispatches today aMd blank
i tags werc f'otind on the bodies of
forty-four men washed ashore, although
army regulations require that
the sohleir's name must be stamped
on the tag even though he js not assigned
to an organisation.
The new identification system ha?,
been in preparation for some' f.fme
and extreme care has been* taiwnV to
olyfiato any doubt as to the iWetftity
of a soldier who may be killed or
i wouVfdwf. Consecutive numbers will
net bb given of the sanm sir namos.
The numbers will never be changed
and will iVev^r be assigned to other
The numbers will start at "ono'*
and continue without limit, and no
alphabetical prefix or affix will accompany
The department thirilwf it Unnecessary
at present to number' officers
and civilian# in the service but
should it lat'<*r be deemed necessary ;
the process wilt be independent of the
numbering of tofef *?flistod men.
The British ni.'iYbor neither officers
or civilians. Mvv French number
Ahe officers but not tht? civilians.
\Va>hitvgV-*flL--Acceptance by th
nllwur t IVA .1 ?? % ? f-vx-v i:
*%. %fi \i?' i/iiin iui n uvi.; u:r <11
recti on of all trans-Atlantic tormag*
to a ship enptrvd committee recenth
reated \\".;s uiwwuneed tonight by
Chairman ttp'iTrt>v of tin1 shippin;,
board, wv'tlv the assurance that th??
promises a' complete unification of
Atlantic shipping-' cevrporations.
The committee*,- conn prising P. A
8. Franklin,- H. IC> SSaymond and Sir
Cannop Guthrie, w'd'.s named at a conference
of goveinttvnet department ;
heads, shipping interests and rep re- I
sentatives of the allies. Sir Cmnopj
was selected to represent on the com- ,
mittoe the intor-a'llied chartering con
feronco, contingent on" the allies' acceptance
of a plan of controlling ton-,
nage. Word has just been received
that the allied governments ar?? ;
heartily in favor of the proposal.
Vice Chairman Stevens of t.he ship
fim iv l\n;i I'd \i-hit l< (a ii-<? t <"4 I Anil, n.
v ill sit with the chartering confer-)
ence as th?. American representative, i
Creation of the committee, said |
Mr. Hurley tonight, is one of the'
practical results of tho inter-allieii |
war council recently held in Paris, j
The move will increase the efficiency
of the merchant fleets of America
and the allies.
"The committee will be left free to
coordinate the needs of the various
government departments, effecting
such interchange of tonnagc and traf
fie as may be practicable with the
MUST BUILD SHIPS
Shipping Board Has Yards,
Material and Money. Piez
QUARTER OF MILLION
Shipbuilders Should Be Honored
Equally With Men in
Washington. ? Responsibility for
ho success or failure of the government's
shipbuilding program was put
>n labor today by Charles Piez, vice
t :?^ident and general manager of
\o Fincrgoncy Fleet Corporation, in
i appeal for shipyard workers.
"Th" shipping- board has the neces-ry
yards, the materials-and the
uonoy," he said. "All that is larking
a p'r't in the nation that will send
i. .juai-itSl' oT a .million American nve-cinnics
into the yards to give! the;
ojst and most efficient work."
Tbt; fact that shippards are workin?*
only one shift six days a week
was charaiteriflod by Mr. piez as
"If we are to k?*ep ahead of the
submarine cjunpaign," *r?<| he, "wF
must run three shifts a da.. ."?? ^ccTc*
.1 ih*? year."
Will M.bOO Men.
A\r. r ?ezV statemdrtt follows:
f WirhM sixty days hir.^' govVn,
will be comnleVwI. wr?.i
seen c^^V^After moi'e than (jO^OC*
workmen **VilY' bo required to furnish
V i,hree Ai^M'?hour shifts necessary
\ these yards' to turn out their
hip* according schedule.
"The shipping trHrd now has 71$
. iipv.a\'s; ,'102 arc L *v wooden ships
. nd 414 are for steei *>n-<tru
:h0 yards in which they are -VdUfv'ished
are only working one eightshift
per day six days a week.
/his1 is monstrous, [f we are t?.
eep ahVa'iJ of the submarine w?
.. ust fur* Pbreo shifts per day 52
ceks in lliW y^nr,
"Our pro graVe' rails for the conmiction
in 101S Vf right times the
?>nnage delivered iiY 0 at a cost of
no re than a million hilars. The
?hippnig board has the' necessary
yards, the materials and the noney-i!l
that is larking' is a spirit m the
nation that will send a quarter of a
million American mechanics into the
' ards to give their host and most efficient
Native-born Labor Lacki.4 \
"I am sorry to say at the present
time, the native-born American work
man is not the mainstay of the shipyard,
for he is there only to the extent
of ho per cent of the men em
ployed, and to the extent of C-"> per
rent we are forced to depend on foreign
"We all hc/nor the men in uniform
and the same honor must be given
t<> the men who go to work in the
yards, .lust as the navy is the first
line of the British empire, and just
as Germany depends upon her submarines,
so must America depend for
victory upon the shipbuilders in the
American yards. To the women of
America I say, 'Send your men to
the shipyards, for they will be doing
there no less service than in the
army or the navy, and they will be
returned to you safe and well paid,
after having performed a duty the#
is a prime necessity of this war. "
NEW FOOD PROGRAM.
Monday is Wnoatless
Tuesday is Meatless
Wednesday is Wheat I ess
Saturday is Pork less.
One Wheatless meal every day. I
One Meatless meal every day.
Save Sugar every day.
Save Fats every day. ^