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VOLUME XXX. .LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1914. NUMBER 18
KUS3AS C[AIM A GREAT VICTORY
DispachesOVER GERMANS IN POL4AD1
Dispatches from Petrogad Say Forces of the Emperor
And then Cut to IPleces by Russians. Retreat In
Progress All Along Line.
London, Nov. 24.--T'he official communication issued at Petrograd t
according to 'an Exchange Telegraph dispatch announces the German
retreat in Poland.
The line from which the Germans retreated runs from northeast
Lodz down past that town ar'id to the northwest between the Vistula v
and Wartar rivers.
London, Nov. 24.-The Times Petrograd correspondent declares pri- 0
vate advices confirm reports of the Russian victory over thel Germans
in Poland and says that according to-unofficial information the German
army of 400,000 between the Vistula and Warta rivers has been broken
into several parts. t
The Russians apparently got behind these dispointed corps inflicting a
great losses. It was impossible to even approximate the the figures. t
MAY BE ANOTHER BATTLE.
London, Nov. 24.-eneral Von Hindenburg's army which this week f
was sweeping toward Warsaw in its second advance through Russian
Poland today is reported from Petrograd in retreat after being literal 0
ly out to pieces by the Russians who made a stand behind the Vistula c
and Warta rivers.
The fact that Von -Hindenberg has been completely checked is the V
biggest feature of today's war news. The same dispatches telling of '
these reverses say German reinforcements are being brought up so an
(ther big battle is likely to develop on a line near the Posen frontier. v
In th western arear the present battle lines seem to be froz4n into t
position as if in conformity with the winter weather conditions. Rhehns e
.Roissons and Ypres continue to suffer from the Ger'man's cannonading, 0
There has been no renewal of German efforts to break through to the d
coast although signs indicate they may undertake this novenent any
moment. Still more troops are beging brought up now and the Gcer- ti
mans are said to plan to reach the French coast by December 10.
The French war office statement this afternoon says there are no
important changes in the westernarena. The Germans show few signs e
of being staggered by their enormous losses in Flanders, Berlin dis- s,
patebes saying they were better able to stand exposure to the cold than 1
The sinking of a German submarine off Scotland's coast reminds a
England once more that she imist expect these raiders to bob up any
ARMED MOTOR BOATS. T
London, Nov. 24.-A Flanders dispatch says Germans are placing 10
in shape a large nunber of armed motorboats for use on the Belgian t
London, Nov. 24.-Turkey, as usual, reports victories over Russians N
in the Caucasus and the British in Egypt, but these lack confirmation. a
The English issued an account of the successful, British operation in
the Persian Gulf territory. di
British naval airmen including Lieutenant Sippe, one of those who ta
destroyed a Zeppelin shed at Dusseldorf before the Germans took Ant- f
werp, have made a still more daring raid on French territory over
Friedrichshafen. According to aviators' account they dropped bombs C(
which damaged the Zeplielin factor at that place. One aeroplane was tai
brougit down by Glernuins but the others escapeed damage. V
(lERMAN SUBIMARINIC LOST. c<~
Londonm, Nov. 24.- -Thle sec retamry ol' the admi ralty annmonnmees~ that the w
(ler'man smnmarinle boat 11.118 reported (ifY t he north coast oV Scot landl til
ihis mnorning, was ram iredl by a llrit iai pat rolli ig vessel and fttn~ldered, t
Meetlng of Plmemtto Lodge. Oray Court Masons Elect Officers. b<
Palmetto Lodge, No. 19, A. TF. M., A i eetana lcino r
wfll hold a regular communication fcr h Ia or aoi og
F'riday night wlchm is exp~ected to elcethfoownofcrsorhei
provo an unusually enjoyable one.notaoncyr:Jo .Wls Li
Thirdl degreo work will be (lone in M:A .Sel .I. I .Wlae
which thme local officers or the lodge 3 . .B hlTes;W
will be assisted by Rev. W. P. Smith, fakdlSc'. .I.WliS.o
of ~Spartanburg, past master and past D;W .Mcs r );'' .M~n i
high priest. b n fl wns t~ad;w l
fichenersohe Gryer. Maonc log
Cartedth fllo.n ohacrskorth
We w~l' o Unk achandever Maohnc year: Jnmpo Wn. Wots W
cetitbazaa. $13.50 ws reaiaedsnd le, r ect'y. of . JHn Wiltts, who tc
so muh ifit ha otbeen or tey oruate shfo otingseva Stees aW. R.
red ftCrclf. Thanks.a o erntath i ted
WewihKi hng' eahtdeery JonWatimproving. iio eleog i
onewo__kndlyade usnaytotan thiveaoud hrciy
coltczaar $13.5 as realizean Te baliend whic was nohn loatd, whoe
ss anchie i hlaro enrte oforscitnatoy afterting sooting waes agomt-i
has been elected secretary of thme 0(1 and 'extracted Friday affording
South Carolina State Nurses Associa- nmch relief,.C
tion-. Miss Iloulwaro was elected last - ----~---_
week to 1111 time unexpired term of th' Sale er ('bmristmins No melt lts' ill
association's secretary. The now of- -Th lIa~litn of t'he Fl l.copa I l cu rchm to
fleer is consieredt among~ the imn I will ('onduci ~t a salc of a rtirles imi table dIt
profient tr-ained nuhros a the son for Ci.'tt,na' Pr''-~''n i ( t Powi
and this teat imonial altt the h i' iigh 1irug (Com pany next M~ondamy. A monig to
regardi in wvhe tel o' is hi amvong tihe othier tings con disapla y will be a spe-- cie
smombers o0 tho socira l'n- I linot of pottery. ti
rs. Lucy Dugas TiIn, Appears lie
fore Supreime, Court in Defentse o;
Columbia; Nov. 23.-Mrs. Lucy Du-.
as Tillman and her two little daugh
ors, Misses Douschka Pickens Till
lan and Sarah Starke Tillman, testi
d Monday at an extra ordinary sit-!
ing of the supreme corut in response.
o the court's order for the mother to
how cause why the custody of her
aughters should not be given to an
ther. At the close of the hearing, c
rhich continued two hours, the court
nnounced that decision would be re
Attorneys for B. I. Tillman, Jr.,
ather of the young girls, and a son
f Senator Tillman, offered a request
f the father that the court award
im custody of his daughters. In this4
etition, the father expressed his will-.
igness to assume full expense of
leir proper support and education
ud to afford "every reasonable oppor- r
inity for the mother to see and be
At the conclusion of the hearing,
lenry C. Tillman, for the little girls'.
ither, asked the court for a tempor
ry order, giving the father custody
f them pending decision of the court' e
pon- the showing of Mrs. Dugas. The]
3urt took this petition under advise
tent, and Chief Justice Gary gave
erbal permission to B. R. 'Tlllman,
r., to be with, his daughters for a
hile in the library of the court.
In addition to the mother, five other
itnesses testified to the obedience of
ie children to requests of their eld
rs. The little girls, their mother and
ther witnesses testified that the chil
ren refused to obey the court's order
) spend July and August, 1914, at the
ome of Senator Tillman, because
icir father was absent in Alaska.
The order of Chief Justice Gary, cit
ig Mrs. Lucy Dugas Tillman to-show
tuse why the custody of her daugh
rs should not be taken from her is
lid to have resulted from the three
,fusals of the little girls to obey the
>urt's order that they spend July andt
ugust, 1914, with Senator Tillman's
Testimony adduced at the hearing
as to the effect that the caildren
ere sent thrice by their mother to
renton to make this visit, and, on the
-at two occasions they refused to
ave the train. Upon the third trip
o testimony offered was to the effect
at the little girls went to Senator
Illman's home, but left next morning S
fore breakfasting and returned on
eoarly tvain to E0dgefleld and their
The mother, with her two little p,
mughters, sat at one end of the long c
ble across the court room and the T
ther with his brother, 11. C. Till- w
an, and another attorney, sat at the o
her end. The mother showed mark- bl
l interest in the procedings, while A
e father scarcely ever removed his fl,
tze from the table before him. w
Mrs. Lucy Duagas illman 'xliained, el
a typewritten statemnent, to the Id
art that she had not beeni served al
ith a copy of the order; and that
e failuare of the1 cot ton amarket , w i
e restultant injury to her finiance
d( ciused her to feel unable to re- r'
ni attorneys. She was represenited g
'fore the court by a friend, . T.
acydon, of Columbia. i
in her statement, Mmrs Dugan, as
e signs her name, alleged that those rt
Senator Tillman's home "allowed" 01
oebildlren to return to E'dgefield,
id declare: "1 (10 not see how I can
hold responsible for the failure
Senator and Mrs. Tillman, and fc
oso representing them, to control 0
ese small children after I lhad placed et
em in their custody." li
Mrs. Lucy Dugas Tillmian, mother tl1
the llttle girls, took the stand andt
stifled for about flye minutes. She
lited she was present last spring at
e h~earing before the suprweme cour it
hten the court dereed her chIldren
ould spend the nmoniths or Juily amdt
igust, 191-1, withI Siea0or Ill Inan . Ia
1e testified that. Senator and Mrs..
Iliman were ''shardclyve at'nI hl ome" bi
:ten the little girls visited their faini- m
there every seconid Hatiurday, as -the
ur'~ilt's rviouIs orde(r ret', IaIrrl. Par t 1
her testimony was hitendcmd d.o show w
at Senator and1( Mrts. Tillmann worn~ tc
an ox tent, stran mgers to ber iIt tie (
''1 was prepar'ed to go to Wa: Ma ii
aj for a much nteedled rest wb'li a t/
lldren canme back (for the ' th1 1
un). I kent them whimm the cn~n
oeveral Delightful Social Events, Per.
sona? and Other Items of Interest,
Clinton, Nov. 24.-Monday evening
4rs. John Griffith entertained a nuni
icr of friends in honor of Miss Sarah
Mr. G. C. Young entertained a nun
icr of friends at an elaborate stag
upper on Tuesday evening. This was
celebration for Mr. Young's 6th
Mrs. R. Z. Wright and Miss Sallie
Vright entertained about 100 friends,
n Tuesday afternoon at a very pretty
On Wednesday Mrs. C. M. Bailey
eautifully entertained the Acteon
look club and a number of out-side
riends at her lovely home.
Mrs. Joel Aiken of Greenwood, is
ere getting up a very attractive and
riteresting play for the benefit of the
tiblic library here. The play will be
Iven on Tuesday night In the graded
chool auditorium at 8:30 o'clock. The
lay is entitled "A Suffragette Con-,
ention," and is to be given by local
The city council at their last meet
ig made an appropriation of one hun
red dollars to the public library andI
Ir. J. F. Jacobs gave one of the larg
at rooms in his new building for the
brary for a year. This building has
.1st bgen completed and is one of the
tost modern and up-to-date buildings
I the state.
Miss Corrie Saddler, of Rock 11111,
visiting Miss Jessie Dillard this
Mr. Will Fewell of Rock 11111 spent
'ridhy and Saturday with his sister,
irs. I. J. Winn.
Mr. J. P. Little of Pohenix, Arizona,
I visiting his brother Mr. Tom Little.
Mr. Boo is spending two weeks
rith friends in Clinton. Mr. Booe
Cached the base ball team at the col
3ge and made many friends during his
tay here who are enjoying his visit
Mr. D. 'L. Hoeustess of Bennettsville,
as accepted a position in the graded
,hool as the successor to Aliss lIar
)m who resigned two weeks ago.
Miss Leonora Ilook spent Sunday
Ith her parents at Irmo, S. C.
Rev. and Mrs. N.. At. Lightfoot re
irned last week from a two weeks'
isit to friends.in Agusta, Ga.
Mrs. James Keith of Columbia is
siting Mrs. Frank Boland this week.
OFFIOEIL4 OAPTUlE STILL.
heriff Nabs Joy-Juice Outht in Ipper
Part of Tls County.
Laat Thursday afternoon, Sheriff
wings, accompanied by several de
ities, captured and brought to the
ty a sixty-gallon distillery oustfit.
his old-fashioned "grain elevator"
as found near a creek on the farm
' Mr. John Gray, in Youngs towpship,
it the owner has not been located.
long with the outfit was found about
1o hundred gallons of "mash," which
as destroyed. No one was found in
arigo of thle plan1 t, thle pr'oprietor ev
en tly bel ievinig that he wh li uns~~
v'ay will live to runa another still.
lHeldl Up and14 11)ilobed.
According to unconfirmed~ r'eports
aching the sheriff's oflice, Jiim I ud
mns, color'ed, was held up by striange
en near tihe old Badger trestle, on
e WVaterloo road, Friday night and
lieved of about $16.00 in money. No
p~ort was mnade to the sheriff's ofilee
tile allebedl robbery and nothing1
rflnite can be learned of it.
itev. A. 0. Wardlaw to Pr'each.,
Rev. A. GI. Wardlaw, D. D)., who was
r a number or years pastor of the
ret Presbyter'ian church, wvill oc
ipy his old pulpit Sunday at both the'
orning and evening servicos. Al
ough somec of the present, congrega
n were not members ' When Dr.
ardllaw pr'eachedl here then, they re
cmbei with pleasure 'his sermon be
re tho graduating, class of thbe high
hool last year. *A wvelcome is ex
ndeld to the public to hear Dr. D ard
it I *was niot (expettting thema. I dId
>t make the trip to WVash i ngton.
Answering the qiuestion of Attorntey
r'aydon, the~ mothert testified she did
)t send( the' cildrent the fourtha timle
'i'Trenton hieem I. the leotter of'
die'r ituo (nuy't; to her', in v.blh
as countnd a b'tier by M1rs,. lit.
ilmn r.,at ing~ that slht '"founad
tAMS [OR W
!"different Interes! Mhown
Afer a Week (of Caimpaigning In the
Pliedilont. Section, Corin issionoc
WaltSon an11d his Party of U4rain Ex,
ports ViIve UIp Campaign for Pres.
The grain catipaign party, lead by
Commisioner I". J. Watson, which was
in Laurei last Vdnesday evening,
has discontinied its tours for the
present but will take then up again
in the imimiediate future. After tho
week's work, Mr. Watson gave out
an interview in Columbia as to the iin
pressions he had gained in the tour.
Among other things, he stated that
Laurens county seems to have more
grain actually sown than any other
The grain party arrived in Laurens
about five o'clock Wednesday after
noon, too late for a meeting of farm
ers. However, an informal meeting
of business men was held in the di
-%etor., r --un if the Lad, ens Natiu Il
Bank where different members of t e
paty made short talks. Mr. A. G.
3rnith, farm demonstrator for the U. S.
Deparitment of Agriculture, spoke first
3n the possibilities of raising grain
in this section, stating that farmers
nieed have no misgivings about a mar
ket after the grain is grown. .\Market
facilities will 1e provided, he as
Mr. Stratton. of Chicago, an elevator
e, xpert, went into a (iseassioni of the
elevator phase of the (iestkion, giving
in interesting anad insitIIctive leeture
)n tho nethod of haniadinmg grair.
Col Wa tson Urged that eve y acre
)f land prohibited from being p1i.nt.
'd iII colton next yea- he plapted In
rrain, pointing out. the folly of plant
ng a hu age crop of cotton costin g in
nany cases I I cents a pound wielh
voild possibly iot bring over four
r five. lie advoeated the "living at
tome" idea with much force.
Mr. Barton, assistant to W. W.
0mg, briefly discussod soil building,
ointing out the economy and value
1 cover crops during the winter
The meeting here was attended by
bout a score of business men who
videnced considerablo interest in the
peeches. The meeting was presided
ver by Mr. J. D. W. Watts, who in
roduced the strangers to the L.au
The interview given out by Mr.
Vatson on his return to Columbia
vas as follows:
"Having passed wholly or hi part
brough 13 counttes in the Stat in
he first week undecr the abhnormal
heather conditions, the whig
:rain campiaign party, after the m i t
ag in S pairtanhur1 g, cn Satuiird re
irnedl to ('olumbia. lPor severa~Il as
hie party skirtedl the snow,~~-Cl;-l Bluio
tidge c'haini in sweeping throup's tho
iPuer tier of counties, with the 'an
era tureo ranging fromi hI to X, de-.
"'rof. Barton left t'he par'r va:er
ho Greenville meeting. Prof'. A. G.
mith, Mr. Stratton and Commission
r Watson came into Columbit Sat
rdlay night, iprett y well wormn out
'i t h the hard, week 'a worek. When.
he part~y resumiies -1this im) ,->r.it
uioneeor work, W. WV. Long, A'ixo
gent of the Uniteud Silatrr farm aem.
instratlon work, will rolheve .\r r..
on, his assistant.
"Speakinig of thle (am)paign ar
jomislsioner Wat son so d:
"I am more t han plea seid wtb th
esults (if ouri effort-s to do q .<kiy
yhiat we knaow would~ dordi.airi t. t.
wo years to do, 1)01 fute e:al.i
liat showsa any pr'acti(c l i! . ,r ay
ut of the present sitfnation -tie
armter', the miirc(hanit and the ' . .--r.
&' have foutmad vai I yli'. titlit. s 'c(
Ie t, anid it 1'smp I n..
Ih 'cg to '' ie hov liullo the p.-.
C0. BA BIB RESIGNS.
li1s Been Assistant AdjutAint (4ener.
al to Gen. W. IV. Moore. Future
Plans not. Divllged.
The following from the ColuiaInil,
Record will be read with great inter
est n dalurens, the home of .Major
abb andt where he ias hurd reds or
friends who will be intCrested in his
That two important changes in the
official roster of tile National Guard
of South Carolina will Occur imie
diately and January 17 became knowr
in offlcial documents made publi
Monday at the office Of the Adjutant
General, W. W. Moore.
Major Oscar W. Unabb, assistant ad
jutant and inspector general, will
tender his resIgna1tion at an early
date to take effect January 17. ('ol.
Julius E. Cogswell of Charleston, of
the third infantr haS resigned nd
tle resignation has been accepted by
Governor Blease to take immediat
e Iect. It was understood at the capi
tol that the successo. to Col. C'os
well would not be namnel at preSent
-lit. olmes B. Springs of George.
town was second in command of that
regiment and will probably be in
Capt. J. Shapter Caldwell, regimen.
tal adjutant of the tlird rogirner, wi
succeed Col. Babb, it was iloticially
stated. Capt. Caldwell Is cashiea of
the Enterprise bank of Charestonf
Reasons for the tendering. -,'Jg'
resignations were not made public.
No Intimation of the nature of the
reasons was contained in the offlelal
correspondence that was made publie
Major Babb has served for fou
years as assistait to Adjutant General
Moore, and came into the offlee to
till the une'xpired term of Col. W. T.
torock, then1 assistant adjutant geleral
to en. .Johmn C. Boyd. Previo115 to
his coming to ColimbiaIe held ti
Position of assistant clerk of court fo
Laurens county for 13 years. Majol
tBabb stated that ho had several po)03
tion,1 In view, but had not yet deter
mne(I what, worlk he( wold ezga in
after Illis connection with ie -
taInt general's olice 4iee-dil
wonm ireef with Proiinent Mercallnt5
and Fariers "'ith the View of Ad.
vertising tho (ominiujjty.
.1. Simpson, palsenger anld ticket
igont at the union station is in re
Xeipt of a letter from Mr. W. J. Craig,
)f the A. C. L. railroad, Informing himx
ihat Ur. V. A. Matll, advertising agent
)f the railroad, will be in Laurens at
in early date to discuss the subject
)f bringing *home seekers" into this
1ection from the north and east. This
)rogresive railroad has conducted a
,vide publicity campaign to encourage
rettlers to locate along its lines in the
sotiti. The letter does not state when
ie xil be in Laurens, but indieates
hat it. will be at anl early date. The
etter from AMr. Craig is as follows:
"l)eari Sir:--Mr. C. A. Maull, adver-.
isrng agent of thie Atlhaantic Coaist
~ino liail road coinpany, will be in
'our city in the near future fo (lie
mri'jose of nueeting with the repre'(
eat aive bus iness men1 aind large
a rmeors to pr'esentI for thlei r eon sier
I !un a plan of conmiunilty adlvertis
ng of your immediate section, to pro..
niote hioireseekers from the North and
Th'lis is a. co-operat ive' method that
ans been in1 use 1by Western lines for
nunmer of years and has been time
neans of attracting a large nmumb er
Mr. Maull will advise yout by letter
ar wire in advance of his coming so
hat arrangements for a meeting can
>e made, ie wIll give a short talk to
'our busiess men on thme best metihodI
if community advert ising.
"W. J. Craig,
"P~asenger Traffe Manager."
Sfiore's (lose.'l~ml Thankidnug.
As is the eisbom here and every
vhere, all of the stores in Luens1 '0i
vill be elosed( for Tlhanaksgliving D~ay.
l'e hulg store5 will keep (hi' usunl
ua'd.v hfoe'r:-. TChose who littend to
10 rnyi !.hoini'g '' T h s'k iv i i had
uld I I he dav.i~ befere.
In ordelcr to kec' abrei. o1' ordin
'ereived by I le ill. VA N :i