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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 1914. NUMBE 3
SPOKE TO TH VOT[RS
Quiet Meeting in the Court
W. R. RICHEY ON
Mr. W. It. Itichey went at Length in
the Mentosh-Itichey Matter and
Contended that Dr..McIntosh Signed
the Certificate Read by Gov. llelase.
The first gun of the county cam
paign was fired itnhe court house
Monday morning, when the first ca'm
paign meeting of the year was held.
The meeting wias quiet, orderly. free
from factionalism and devoid of any
thing sensational. I. E'. Babb, Esq.,
Judge of Probate.
E. Shaw Cunningham, of Clinton,
promised faithful service if diected to
- Judge 0. 1. Thompson, askng re
election, recounted his services to the
stat.e in the, civil war and since that
time atid asked for re-election iupon
B. Marvin Wolff, of Laurens, as
-sured the voters that he would be im
.partial in attending to the duties of
Ross D. Young. the incumbent, said
that he had worked to- systematize
the office and that as a result of hie
efforts and those of the county audi
tor the two had succeeded .in reduc
Ing the number of tax executions
from nearly -3,900 when he went into
office to 676 this year. He asked for
re-election upon his recorit and prom
fsed to give his best work to the of
- ' County Supervisor.
Mr. Austin Abercrombie said he
was elected county commissioner two
years ago and that he has attempted
to do what was right and expected to
do the same thing if elevated to the
supervisor's omilce. He chiampioned
more authoritY and better pay for the
-county coinmissioners. He read a
lengthy platform which has been dis
tributed over the county.
Mr. H. 13. Humbert said that he had
accepted office as a public trust and
1has performed the duties of the su
.pervisor's offlce impartially. Any in
sinuaiions that he had shown favor
to any men he branded as incorrect.
In spite of disasters in the way of
. floods of recent years and without ex
'ta tax levies the roads of the county
are in better shape today than when
- he 'went into office and much better
than some roads - of neighboring
-counties where special taxes for road
purposes have been levided. le said
that the office has been hampered so
!rnuch by floods that it has been im
possible -to give the road work as
snuch attention as was due, on ac
. count of -the expense of replacing
bridges. The roads of the county, he
eaid are being improved faster today
*than over before. All -of the roads
are not first class roads but they are
'being improved as fast as possible.
'Some things have boon circulated
on the sly, said Mr. Humbert, that
will not be said to my face. He said
'be did ndt care to go into any bitter
ness, but if re-elected he will contin
ue his duty in the future as in the
past. "I have never made an expen
diture for 'the county without first
considering the tax payer;"'
B3. R. Todd said that he was not
anldng the voters to support an, unex
perianced man. Ho said he bad at
4ende4 Clemson college, the U. &. Mil
itary academy and had worked for
one year gn thei Southern railroad
and five years on the seaboard Air
Line. "In that time I have put as
much Iron, lumber and cement into
bridges and culverts as any man in
South Cai'olina." Mr. Todd said lie
was not running on the demerita~ of
any man, but upon the merits of him
eelf. 'He said he would make no prom
ises a to any particular duty, but he
would do lisa full duty the best he
k lnew how, Hie said he would have
competent guards for the chain gang
arid will attend to the chain, gang
puirchasej personally Instead of leav..
ogIn this to 'the guards. Mr. 'I'odd
charged that the county is not get
tine full. value for 4.he money being
spent upon Its roads. By a series of
(Continued on page four)
WAR MAP OF EUROPE, SHOWING STRENGTH OF ARMIES
WAR A0 IL
C H....*.. ......I
Th'le fighting strength of the pricipal European nations in time of war toltal t neairly 20J,IJUU,00. (On one side. favorting Se'rvta, is the triple entente, cou
((iting of England, Russia and France, and on the other side, supporting Austria, is the triple alliance-namely, Germany, italy and Austria itself.
iNl[[IG STOR Of OST AHNTN-EUCTOA AS --'- -
Official Account From Par-Jatoan orenaneeres alett.ICfrncinWhntn
Is Say s Germans Lost 5000MiN.BDillfyetrafoMuhitrsisbigmnfteFrSlvtnofIuty
BELGiAN FIRE gtsfo h otensae ea h etn hc a ohv enBSSFRCEI
WAS WELL AIMED iha
cihalmed German Attack Lacked Co. ain~hc rmsst esroso c f n nytetimeig bv
hesion. Belgians Used Rteserresacon ofte urp nwa. Mi. enindwlbehl.ilii adifr ose C liltt'
With Skill- Three German Corps lilrcie etr ohfo on natatv )oia a ei t- WudSadrlz rdc.s st
are Pushing Campaign.
Paris, August 8.-While the battle lgadlgto o Wsigo .Mc nhsamhsbe tirdu, t oltrlo ijl ses i!
between the German forces and the oe h caini htvcnt n gtsi Iahntn
Belgians is still in progress around
Liege, and the final outcome is n eot eadfo ogesa , d oatn.I at hs neetd eouini h ehd fcto
known, an official detailed account of owoi aiga cieiat navnc giutr ehd rm mreigwslrpsdtdya
the engagements coverng a period be-fomltn soelaubwhc th alovrtecutarinie admas of eif fom epein
tween August 3 and 5 was issued here fdia oenet'a eo i nwl oWloe fte ted h hetndiytecoigo oeg
today. In summarizing the operationsreiin th iutoeeigaRen vlbclreyo mrksdrng he Iuopa a.
the account aays:AsiwelnonMrDilhsaitesaentr an acoda niTh lla walidbfetehue
"The Germans lost fiye thousand ttdfrsvrlyanasse ftto ildutesaattoewoarclua omte yeprso
dead. Twenty-four guns wvere cap-jboddwrhue fo upeihbeg thr.TeAvrie ha notedprmnt farclue. t
tured and one general was made pris-prd tsudrfdrlotrl ebenavsdatotepormath cotmiatsg enetspriin
coner. The German forces numberedmaerosonfrshasytmoRenmetnuttefloigpo ofm ktnfdrlsadriaio
120,000 and tho Belgian defenderswahoss oe o th prnia gamothTint-igmetnwilogrdetbih etofaytm
40,000.plnsihipltomwo hewshocridotofwrhuigtmaebld otn
"The German attack lacked colic-acaddtfothUntdSttsen PryrM.Mjrasoibasfrcrdttogwesni
ston, but the Belgians utilized their t.Tebscpiileohssy- on- erc.naetem ofnne thr cos
reserves with consummate skill. The tn st aetegvrmn ur ecm drs-Sp..ae I ni datgosarneet a
German artillery was badly shattered atetegaeads~uleitne Slia.b aefrmreig
by dense attacking columns. The guns o h aeosdpout uha edn fteDysPormM... C .Bad he ftedvso
were badly served and inaccurate. ctoi re omk h tpe 4.X.Wts fmres ugse htteshm
"The Belgian forts are int-act. Not dsrbeclaea ntemnymr erls okrDmntainMs epti prto hog h ee
one soldier was killed and niot onekts itwlbentcdtath pln Ja eGalnto.otngres il, ow efe te
wounded durIng the three hours' bomn-sugte intepeetmegnyAdesAgiutrl duain-rhoecm ite.Tibllrvds
bardment of Fort Evegnee, the steel Jb .J rncifo h ueu W V og o eea uevso fcto
cupola of which was not damaged,. fmres sams dnia ihMsc rdn n h iig o eea
"The Belgian fire was well placedthtwihM.Daha wokdfrAdesThSttan th Pulcsadd oroto. r.rnd u
and accurate, proof of which was theduigtepsfe yer. hedf hol-S t.... wang. getd med ns to nbeth
destruction of two German heavyfrnobewe MrDilspa n Mui.gvnm ttoics otnwa
piees. German air crafts, tA deceive M.BadsI htM.Badde drs:Co net-rf ar oss hr ieco ol i
the Belgians, carried Belgian flags." ntpoiefrtebnigo h og trd ne uhcniin, h
Three Germrin army corps are en-waeosstthfeeagoenetDneSae brcte ai iinisadtl 1Wfdrlrerv bad
gaged in the attack on Liege, the 6th,sotathgoenetwudntle dinrwudbebetomkctonnth
unernde VorrizowtGetent. ncae fVoeornu thrPgnriitCnnnellwnitzi;-Ma Jyn nr thest 7btisohaplrei
under Gen. Von~ Einemn, stud the 10th, tik htti lnwud b h ahntn ogoes
uinder Gen. Von Emmich.onwhhthgoenetwudmsAdrs:ieStc-rfShld. Tecmieeoorwwllha
Gein. Von Emrmich ha in addiionprbbyb wiln toact.Dmntaini.JlggLie tok ccto ica fth ouionhe i
the supreme command of three corps, M.lilsae etrhysa nhs -~o.Silpsdshm n ilakte o
known as the army of the Meuse. ilnaro nopae n rvso tcrn:Pho aiain ugsin. i~ .Wto onms
"German columns crossed the Bel- frteisac fcrec iPl tnro giutr fSuhC o
gian frontier andi came in contact with wr os eeps u hti a olntleW~ou in oa ea raiaino
the Belgian advanced posts on the etrfo r .I.Siet
afternoon of August 4. The following 'cpt bakbeia r.letins omr1(irlq out ma wie ttr opren de vesof i'
day the attack was general along thethtaer ti isccmlse ih nw liign r ihan,(aay Soten oto 'm .
whole line.stogfnnilosonoth UntdIta"TeAvrieisutliealt u comte dieselhe oto
German column was made on Fort lgo otntne aoal oiii eri.W utcud',d ih raigafdrl ssi fcto
Oloron, tihe intervening space between' irs u t" M.Sietsy eepct npcinat rvdn otnsaiI
irorts Fioron and Evegnee atnd the in- Mr.onD.W 'ats M.(oard.
tervals between Forts Fieron and WaiadM.J .LnaowoC .Bad he ftl ueuo
Chaud 'Fontaine. ery.ae
"The attack was without dash. Thelu inWsigoaolottbeireiv th retstaininie
~Glacis had been sown with obstacles atnacWiete tv op ~ M.Gr thlogr h snwSuhagnia eiino h rs
ad -th'o artillery fire from. the Be-ola- bfr h i~lg hyiig aighshm i.Slsuy .Cct mto f mreig Cto
gian forts was heavy and well placed,.rprdt o nfl etiirs 4 a ensenigevrldy eesol emdl adaypa
(GoaetES otTO gWrSHNGTO EDU mi (
3..N0.-illftYseda o a
gates~~ro from th5othrEtteAea
missioner E. J. Waso, hoish d
'rie fght ng tr ngt of the pr i ngp a Eo eg nation * o 'W si ngof wrton a in n alof0 U0 u i ne sd .f v rn o v a N h rp e el~l , c n
Ft~ o Enlan , R ssi an Fr ness mn , on d fh or Csngesmap rn g ev- ,I h ril lin e n m l e m n ,Iay an uti tef
BATTLE. Of~ ~e, who X.B il etakn aneatea part N-ToDy AprbyCmsnE. OTNMRK IG
Official Ac ount Fromor muJ.latnso me and ln.rssa byer whic theetd Iofr ein W s ig o
Is Sa s Germ ns Lost 5 f0deral governmenI ot nyesbera o fo uc IneetIinn aietd o avto fId sr
relseingto t siuone, wt oten I h am dmntain mci
Aersetatiwell knongrs Dand has e a i- haet ehldI scut
BELGIAN FIRE g~~ated fo severalutyernsat"ystea of twe tTiiyRdean .W U D M K A E
bonde waeoue foren unperishableen all
Cohiled GrmanAttak Lake ro ucts uhc ne toed era conriou l. Hedofadnlth w meigsto%
mes adeun pov iion for u cha ar Nyte ofmnindwl ehld 'a ad1fr iote (ojj~t
hesion. ~ ~ ~ ~ pl nk Begnn hisd platfor wh n hetr ct v wasa a e l - W ud S a d ri e r d c oist
Wit S ill T re Ge ma co ps Di l r ce ve latescandfrmidatea gedfforh T ithe- Unitedng N ke It 'e diytesn sen-le In
Paris Augut 8.Whilethe at e .~ Thlegiil b -asi n ipe o his sys-tuismhsbe trrdu oClltrlo iui ses O
betwen tie Geman orce ad te m Souto avein thepgoerentv guar- oe h cainI htvcnt n sI ahntn
Belgans s stll I proreaRar n te th grade andbe ocua existenceet W sintn, Ag. 1.-o plt
the ngaemets oveng perod e- ormlatng ome lauby hic tie al oerfo thi county. r uc In inte r-n m s o eie rm dpeso
twee Auust3 ad 5was ssud hre edeal overmen any b ofaid In wihe farcm e demontreyatnd eegsd yth loig ffoeg
toda. InRummrizig tle oeratons elieingthe ituaion.mwhih aeto e hel bn thisel contytsdrng te ulr nwr
the acount ays: A Is wll knon, Mi. Dialtins gi nex w~ne naturTrinydg a nda Renno. h la a ai eoe os
"The ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~h Gemnmeetietosadttdfo eea yasansmo ai n g which doblswa tose been icluacmite yepeto
ture andone eneal ws mae prs- roduts uder edeal cutro led offn anvsd nly the w pmetigs atle ove mltsgoenetsuevso
120,00 ad tle Blgin eiendr arehuse one of te pincial rage Ofo te Trinity-Ridge meeting.l fgaeetbih eto tsse
40,000.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ l lnsI i ltor ~o l jsbared nube of waeoplein are expect-dcoto
BURIED IN R1ME
Special Train to the Geor.
gia Town Yesterday
BODY NOW RESTS
BESIDE HER PARENTS
3Irsi. Woodrow W ison, witose IeatIt
(ame Thusrsdtay Afternoon ai'ter long
Illness, IIs Buried Yestirdiay fit
1141111m, (hG.. Beside the bodies of lies
Washington, Aug. 6.--Mrs. Wood-i
row Wilson, wife of the president of!
the inited States, died at the Whito
I louse at 5 o'clock this ar ten'llool.
Death caiI' afrie' a struggle of' mlonths
against liright's disease with compl1.
'The presilent was coi)Plete.l till
nerveI by the shock and his grief wa.s
heartrending. lie bore up well under
the strain, however, and devotId hini
,.1!f to his dlaughters.
The end came while Mrs. Wilson.
wrs unconscious. ier illness look a
turn for the worso shortly before 1.
o'clock in the afternoon and fron
then on she gradually grew weaker.
Burled lit 1one.
Washington, Aug. 10.-Woodrow'
Wilson, president of the (Jnited States
tonight was making the saddest jour.
ney of his life. In a special trait
hearing the body of Mrs. Wilson to its
final resting place besides the graves
of her mother and father, lie was oft
the way to Rome, Ga., with his
daughters and a few members of his
own and his wife's families.
The last simple ceremony of the
funeral will take place tomorrow af
ternoon in the quiet, wooded come
tery of the Georgia town. Then the
president will turn again to -he bur
(1e1s of his ofilce and the loneliness
of tile White House.
While flags eropped at half mast
throughout the capitai today and
thousands gathered in the wide ave
nue before the closed gates of the
White hlouse grounds, the first serv
lee was held over Mrs. Wilson's body
ill tile Eats r'ooll. The flags, tho
crowds, the closing of the goveli llelt
departments in tile afternoon, and the
masses of flowers which overlIowed
the East room, wcl the nation's only
way of expressilng its sympathy. In:
accordance with Mrs. Wilson's wish,
the service was of the simplest. There
was no music; only the reading of a
few verses from the Bible, a prayer
by the Rev. Sylvester Beach, of
Princeton, N. J., and a benediction
by the Rev. J. 1I. Taylor, at whoso
church the president has worshipped
since he came to Washington.
Less than 200 were prescnt. Re
sides the family there were a few ill
tinate friends, the members Of the
cabinet and their wives, the commIsit
tees from the senate and ite-c, head
ed by the vice prsident and the
speaker', and the emlloyes1 of the
The casket was borne from the
White House by six members of the
city police force who have guar'ded
thle home of the presidlents for years.
There w~ere no hlonoranry pallbarer's.
Few saw thle fuines'ai pasty pass 0on
its way to the union station, wher'o
the train awaited it. The dri io was~
mnade over less frequented streets anti
only three closed1 aultomobiles, l'aring
the President and a dhozen' me'n, l'ela
tives or close friends, fol tow<d thu
hcarse. As the party dIrew up befor'
the state entr'ance of the station a vio
lent thunder'shower began. At the
station a crowdl had gathered it taLX
ed the gr'eat. str'ucturos' to its Iilt.
Outsidlo thiousandcs morem bra ;'d the
dr senchinag rain to stand in silent sym
pathy. Passing thriough a linse "'a11..
ed by humanity, the ensket was Car-.
lied to the ~witing train. On it rest-.
ed1 a single wreathI, thie last gift of!
the preid01ent andI ( lis dlaugh telrs.
.Close behind walkett the pre(sdent
wlith a secret set'vice agent besido
him. Then followed his comttpan ions,
walking three abr'east. At tile train
they3 hlalted as the enskot was carr'ied
into the ecar, and stood -in silence af
ter'war unltiitil the prOSidien t's thre0(
daughters andI his sons'in-law arrived
The members of the family then on..
tered the private Car In 'which the
casket had been placed. Tonight as
the train sped southwatd 4hgy shared
the sad vigil. Other 'members of tho
(ontinued on nago F't....