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^VOL. XXXII. KIXGSTREE, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13,1917. NO. 28
FATAL BLOW TO
FEDERAL FOOD CONTROL ACT
GOES INTO EFFECT AND STOPS
At 11 o'clock last Wednesday
night whiskey manufacture ceased
in the Unitod States under the provisions
of the food control law and
thp millions of bushels of grain here
tofore used in making that form of
drink will be diverted to food. Importation
of whiskey also stopped.
Just how much grain will be added
to the food supplies as a result is
not determinable but experts say
^ about 100,000.000 bushels are used
by the distilleries each year, of
which about 40.000,000 bushels are
M used in whiskey manufacture.
Customs officials throughout the
country will now seize all importations
of spiritous liquors reaching
the United States. Officers of the
internal revenue bureau throughout
the country will see that distilleries
make no more whiskey.
Distillers may continue manufacturing
alcohol for commercial pur
poses and many of them have arranged
for this work, others turning
their distilleries into manufacturing
plants for yeast, vinegar and
Stocks of whiskey in the country
undoubtedly are larger than they
ever have been, because of active
preparation by distillers and dealers
in anticipation of the law. Distillers
have run at utmost capacity and
imports have been larger than ever.
Officials estimate the quantity of
L- ^ whiskey in bond in warehouses to be
^ about iyu.uuu.uuu ^anous. oiu?TPL=
not in bond will bring the quantity
on hand in the country up to about
230,000,000 gallons. The annual
production of whiskey has been
about 116,000,000 gallons.
Peoria, 111, will feel the effects of
the law more forcibly perhaps than
any other place since it is conceded
to be the whiskey making center of
Williamsburg Ladies Win Scbolarbhips.
Results of the competiti\e examinations
for Winthrop Normal and
Industrial college scholarships held
at Kingstree July 6 and made pub
lie by J E Sweanngen, state super
intendent |of Education, show thai
Misses Rowena and Edna Eaddy ol
Johnsonville and Emma Lifrage oJ
k Salters were the successful contest
ft ants and have been awarded scholar
H . ships by President D B Johnson ol
COOKING WILL BE EASY
OUR MODERN RANGES. CC
OUR RANGES TO YOU: TH
THANK US FOR REMINDING
COME IN. MRS. HOUSEH
BRING A LIST OF ALL THE
WE SELL OUR RANGES ANI
RANGES ARE BEST;
J* King' Hardw
n The Popular I
NEW AIRPLANE ENGINE.
\ "Liberty Motor," Triumph of American
Genius, Passes Final Tests.
Washington, September 12:?The
liberty motor, the airplane engine,
upon which the United States is re;
lying to establish definite air suprem-1
[ acy over the Germans over the battlefields
of France, has passed its
; final test and is a complete and
gratifying success, Secretary Baker
Secretary Baker's statement in
, "The United States aviation engine
has passed its final tests. They
were successful and gratifying. The
new motor, designated by the signal
; service as the Liberty motor," is
! the main reliance of the United
States in the rapid production in
large numbers of high powered
battle planes for service in the war.
In power, speed, serviceability, and j
minimum weight the new engine invites
comparison with the best the
European war has produced."
Andrews, Sept 12:?Our Baptist1
friends expect to Degin a meeting
next Sunday. The Rev Mr Barnes
announced that it is not to be a Bap1
tist meeting only, but one for all in- j
I terested, and extended a cordial in-!
' vitation to all denominations.
| The people of Andrews enjoyed
having the Rev D A Philips of Kings-1
tree preach to them at the Metho-!
dist church Sunday, this being the i
third quarterly conference.
Misses Winnie Davis, Mattie and '
i Wilbur McCullough have been the
, guest of Mrs E LPowell, in whose!
honor Mr and Mrs Powell gave a1
moonlight picnic at Black River j
bridge last Tuesday evening. Those
! sharing the pleasure of the occasion
m were Mrs E Van Anderson, Misses
, i Sarah, Elizabeth and Augusta Bailey,
and Ethel Seybt; and Messrs Bill
1 Bryan, Bobbie Flowers. Reuben Sar
i vis, Mr GG Broadway of George
, town, and B L McLaulin and Harry ,
Litman, of this place.
Miss Ethel Seybt has been the
guest of Mrs E Van Andersen for
the past two weeks.
We hope to have our courteous
i little cashier, Mr D L Moyd.who has
- been called to Camp Jackson, back '
with us again soon.
Misses Bessie and Mae Gordon,;
and Lois Nesmith, spent the week!
end with Mrs Anderson.
Mr and Mrs V W Howie are the;
1 proud parents of a fine boy.
I Mrs Haselden of Lake?City is the f
guest of her daughter, Mrs Howie.
| Tobacco season is over but King
II Cotton is now keeping folks too busy j
F for them to tret into mischief.
f i There has been a new company \
organized here, known as the An
drews Gin Co. They have installed
f an up-to-date ginnery, which is now
' ready for business.
WORK IF YOU USE ONE OF
)ME IN AND LET US "EXPLAIN"
EN YOU WILL BUY ONE AND
YOU OF YOUR NEED.
IFE. THIS VERY WEEK AND
KITCHEN THINGS YOU NEED.
) KITCHEN THINGS AT A LOW
THEY STAND THE TEST.
MEN WHO HAVE PASSED THE LOCAL
BOARD AND ARE ELIGIBLE
The Local Board for Williamsburg j
county, on Monday, certified to the |
District Board for the Eastern Dis-1
trict of South Carolina the following
list of the names and addresses of !
persons who have been duly and le- j
gaily called for the military service i
of the United States, and who have |
not been exempted or discharged.
2152 Herbert E'd Powell, Hemingway
1091 Jas Alex McCrea, Kingstree; Rt 1
1626 Robt Alex Moore, Trio ,
T ..41 TT I.I
11 limner n juiiusuu, wuruavjuc
2158 Lemuel C Powell, Hemingway
524 Wm Daniel Epps, Cades
2111 Lowell Pipkin, Andrews
1160 Jno Haskell Brockinton, Nesmith
1192 Roland Bochetie, Morrisville
1640 King Jiles Antwine, Trio
585 George Ard, Monk's Corner
1634 Bennie Antwine, Trio
2151 Henry C Nelson, Hemingway
23 Chas W Baker, Kingstree
961 Erwin Poston, Johnsonville
539 Thomas Tyner, Cades
102 Ernest Strong, Kingstree
86 E 0 Dukes, 2375
Wm Davis Smith, Bloomingvale
877 Jesse Jas Baxley, Hemingway Rt
935 Jas Daniel Haselden, Johnsonville
113 Jas A Nexsen, Lake City, Rt
1571 Jno Lewis Coker, Cades
862 Ovid Cortz Cox, Hemingway, Rt 1
1638 Arthur Benj Martin, Trio
867 Leland Perry, Excelton
U85 Walter Myer Roberts, Hemingway
1864 Gary Wilburn Hanna, Vox !
2121 Samuel Wesley McCants, Trio (
1320 Clifton Benj Guess, Salters
4 Fred L Rodgers, Kingstree i
115 Redden Gause, Lake City, Rt
832 Emerson Powell, Johnsonville
1180 Eddie Willcox Sports, Morrisville
872 E C Cribb, Hemingway
2304 S E Cooper, Suttons
896 Dewey G Perry, Hemingway, Rt 1
2106 Alex Stokes, Trio
2529 J W Evans, New Zion, Rt 1
1194 Winfred Olin Godwin, Morrisville i
2168 Jas Dwight Owens, Cades
838 Harris Blunt Avant, Excelton
17 Sam John Montgomery, Kingstree i
1799 H J Dusenbury, Pamplico
593 Eugene Richburg, Greelyville
156* Henry C Williamson, Cades, Rt 1 ;
2306 R P Hinnant, Jr, Suttons
2117 Herbert A Camhn, Trio
829 Otis G Huggins, Excelton
The following filed exemption claims,
but submitted no proof:
1588 Wm Epps Smith, Cades, Rt 1
1602 Frank Fry, Lake City, Rt
2002 Edward Blackwell Morris. Bryan
1654 Tom Hartley, Trio
470 Andrew Brown, Cades
168 Alonzo Moore, Kingstree
2213 Dalson Norris, Cooper
1952 Lee Bennett, Gourdin
1464 Willie Cooper, Kingstree, Rt 1
1961 Ed Sabb, Gourdin
2551 Paul White, Kingstree, Rt 2
1415 Adam Tisdale, Jr, Bryan
1343 William Nelson, Salters
2491 John McClary, Bloomingvale
357 Lewis McClam, Kingstree
1442 Samon Gamble, Lake City, Rt
715 Manton McClary, Heinemann
William A Rt. 1
2563 James Brandt, kingstree, Rt 2
1972 Collins Davis, Gourdin
1690 Melvin M Brown, Trio
1260 Eric Smith, Morrisville
1686 J ames Davis. Trio
2058 Davis Harrison, Bryan
2598 Lewis Davis. Kingstree
1521 Jesse S Fulmore, Nesmith, Rt
156 Eugene Battiste, Kingstree
2280 James Brown, Nesmith
1218 Samuel Murphy. Oaks
1700 Frank FHlard, Trio
99A1 Dove Mpfiitphpn Pnnrvr
1254 Isaac Gibson, Morrisville
133 Martin K^els, Coatesville (Pa)
807 Jim Conyers, Greelyville
1398 Jerymire Davis, Salter?
2554 D^vid Hunter, Kingstree, Rt 2
2584 Willie Pierson, New Zion, Rt 1
1968 Robert Bradshaw, Gourdin
1051 William Barr, Hemingway
1435 Eddie Brown, Lake City, Rt 1
1376 Elijah Porter, Salters
1379 Robert J as Pressley, Kingstree j
1008 Benj Franklin Sanders, Johnsonville
229 Eugene Miller, Kingstree
2394 Johnnie Graham, Bloomingvale
2049 Johnnie C Ward. Bryan
1547 Essie Burgess, Cades, Rt 1
1977 James Bynum, Gourdin
206 William Chandler, Kingstree
1489 William Burrows, Nesmith
2582 William Jenkins, New Zion, Rt 1
2344 Dan Boyd, Suttons
965 James Green, Hemingway
2497 Henry Evans, Suttons
2045 Philip McClary, Bryan
635 Joe Branson, Greelyville
2274 Ransom Cooper, Cades
802 Joe Miller, Heinemann *
2297 Calvin Barr, Fowler
2295 Robert Brown, Fowler
1213 Tom Nesmith, Rhems
272 Mack Ferrell, Salters
964 Fred Green, Hiltonia, Ga
1861 Peter Cooper, Vox
769 Isiah Keels, Greelyviile
776 Prince Gilliard, Greelyviile
1318 Richard Charley McGee, Salters
481 Nelson Barr, Lake City, Rt 2
979 Sam Ford, Hemingway
1409 Logan Murry, Heinemann
The following filed exemption claims,,
but submitted no proof:
1932 Isaac Darby, Gourdin
278 Robert Scott, Kingstree
441 Willie Harrison, Cades
1108 Joe Singletary, Kingstree, Rt 1
1393 Jesse Nelson, Salters
1550 Noil Simson Woods, Cades, Rt 1
We Rej oice
over the big prices you at
and when you need Hardv
have your business and wl
stock is complete. Reme:
OLD, ORIGIN Al
of King&ree. Make no m
| COFFINS AND CASKETS | King
1185 Joseph Washington, Kingstree
1720 Eddie Logriley, Lake City
1989 Hughey White, Gourdin
1443 Henry Montgomery, Lake City
747 Mose Bradley. Greelyville
344 Ben Fulton, kingstree
$25,000 FIRE AT DILLON
L Cottingham and Other Merchants Suffer
Dillon, Sept 10?At 3 o'clock this
morning the stores occupied by William
Buck and Alex Courie were
found to be on fire. These stores
were in the middle of one of the
main business blocks of the town.
Wiliiom Rnrk's lnss is estimated at
$15,000 in merchandise and Alex
Courie's at $2,000. The stores were
owned by William Buck and his brother
of Lake City. Their building
loss is estimated at $12,000 or over.
L Cottingham's large dry goodsstore
adjoining on one side suffered from
fire damage to walls and smoke and
some damage to goods,his loss being
$5,000. The Dillon Hardware Company
wa3 seriously threatened for
some time, their wall damage being
about $2,500. For a time it looked
as if L Cottingham's store would go,
but the work of the fire fighters kept
it from catching into a blaze. This
store filled with smoke so dense that
no one could endure it though it was
separated from the burningbuildings
by a double brick wall. The total
loss is estimated at about $25,000,
all parties,partially covered by in
Locals and Personals from Mouzons.
Mouzons, Sept 10:?Mrs C E
Thomas of Furman spent the weekend
with relatives here.
Mrs J T Frierson spent last weeli
with her daugoter, Mrs H J McKinzie;
at Lake City.
We are glad to note that Mrs R E
Adams is improving.
** _# T j
Miss Mary Mouzon 01 l^anes speui
the week-end with Misses Mamie
and Thelma Mouzon.
' Mr Edwin Graham of Leo is visit
ing relatives here.
Mr John Hodge went to Green
ville Friday to see his son, Mr Sum
ter Hodge, who is in service at thai
Miss Hessie Frierson is spendinj
this week with her sister, Mrs Get
Ward, of White Oak.
Mr Barron Mouzon of Lake City
spent Sunday with his parents.
Mr Walter Thomas and two chil
dren of Leo spent of few days here
Miss Alice Frierson has gone tt
Lake City where she will attenc
Miss Thelma Mouzon visited rela
tives at New Zion last week,
Mr Stewart of Lake City spenl
Sunday with Mr T L Joye.
Messrs Johnnie Burgess, Robbie
Duke. Robert and Ernest Adams
spent Sunday in Florence.
Miss Virginia Evans of Gables visited
Miss Erline Mcintosh last week,
A few of our young folks attended
a party at the home of Mr J M
Wingate at Workman Friday night
Mr S E Mouzon went to Kingstree
on business today.
Mr Johnnie Duke and Miss Zettie
Kirby went to Lake City Sundaj
Have you seen our line of Grafonolas?
Phone 167 and let us send
you one and be convinced that it is
the be3t machine on the market!
$15 to $250.
Kixgstree Furniture Co,
9-6-tf 111-113 Academy St.
i with You,
e getting for your Tobacc<
yare, call on us and we will sh
bat good values we can give
mber, we are the
,, F1UNEEK ilAKl
intake, but come to us.
) the Kellahan War
YORK COUNTY MEN
HELD FOR TRIAL
CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CONNECTION
OF REV. W. T. SIMS.
York, Sept 10?The grand jury of
York county, which met here today
to investigate the lynching of W T
Simn thp nporn nrpaeher. who was
put to death five miles west of York,
bo a mob of white men and negroes
on the morning of August 23, presented
11 persons, six white men and
five negroes, for murder. I'he white
men presented are Carson Lattimore,
J Meek McGill, Fred Penninger.T R
Penninger, L Ezell Bolin and Dick
Norman, and the negroes are William
Twitty, Lonnie Franklin and Lawyer
Sanders. All are in jail with the exception
of Dick Norman, who was
last week released on bond in the
j sum of $1,000, signed by Dr J H
jSaye, of Sharon.
Immediately after the announce|
ment of the grand jury's present,1
ment, the defendants, through their
: counsel, Thomas F McDow and Jno
, | R Hart, gave notice of application
, for bail. A recess was taken, and
[ I when court re-convened Judge J W
DeVore announced that he thought
, it would be incumbent upon the de
fendants to submit affidavits in the
application or make a proper showing,
that the court could not act
>j merely upon the testimony taken at
. i the coroner's inquest unless it was
shown that the testimony taken be^
fore the coroner was identical with
' that submitted thegrand jury. Coun,
sel for the defendants then requestJ
j ed the court to allow the application
t to be withdrawn and gave notice
DOESN'T IT MAKE YOU "SW
WOULD BECOME OF THOSE
PENDENT ON YOU, IF YOU SH<
THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO
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BANK. WHERE IT IS SAFE FRC
PUT YOUR MON
WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEF
Lo?i Made on Cotton W* re
j Farmers & Merc hi
Authorized by Federal Reserte Board to Act a
Mr. Farmer I.
[> on the Kingstree Market,
ow you how glad we are to
you for your money. Our
J Co. | We Lead Others Follow |
j that they would apply for bail ?
' soon as they had time to prepare the
necessary affidavits to make the motion.
The following witnesses were nam
ed by the grand jury to sustain the
presentment: Dr John I Barron, Dr
J H Saye, J G Fanning, W L Hill,
and John R Cobb. All of these are
prominent citizens, and with the exception
of Dr Barron, who is a resident
of York, live in the Sharon section,
in which locality the crime was
Several of the leading negro witnesses
failed to appear today. The
defendants will come to trial at the
November term of the court of general
Second Increment Called For.
The war department has issued a
call to the local board for 40 per
cent of the total quota from this
county who shall report at mobilization
camp on the 19th inst. Only
white men will be included within
this second increment. Williamsburg's
proportion of this quota will
be 96 men. The local board is required
to provide subsistence and
lodging for the selected men from
the time they repirt here until they
reach the mobilization camp. It
will be necessary to obtain lodging
for at least 90 of these men on Tuesday
night, the 18th fnst. A fee of
50 cents is allowed by the government
for each lodger, a^.d we are
requested to state that all citizens
I who can accommodate one or more
of these soldiers for one night on
the terms indicated will relieve the
board of considerable work by registering
themselves at the office of
the local board with a definite statement
of the number of men who
can be taken in each home. Other
1 arrangements will be made by the
j local board for meals.
jfhas his famijy
protected with men?
in uiv 4^ojuv?
rEAT BLOOD" TO THINK WHAT
YOU LOVE, AND WHO ARE DEDULD
THE MAN WITH MQNEY. HE HAS
HIS MONEY AND PUTS IT IN THE
)M FIRE, BURGLARS OR HIS OWN
EY IN OUR BANK.
iEST ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.
ihoaiB Rtc?ipl< at 6 par cent.
ints National Hank,
LAKE CITY. S. C.
s Administrator, Executor, Trustee and Registrar.