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VOLUME XXX. .LAURENS, SO*UTH CAROLINA, WEDNE.SDAV*, DECEMBER 23, 1914. NME~2
IN EAST[RN THEATR
The Russians-and Germans
Fighting on Long Front.
ALLIES ON OFFENSIVE
IN THE WEST
With S0V nd 31 iud Interfering wit h
Progress of the Ariles, Fierce
Pihting ContinIues to Take i'lace iII
Pth tht East and t he Western
London, Dec. 21.-In1 Poland an(I
Gialcia battles are beilg fought be
tween the lussians and the (eriianns
and Austrians allies ami(i deep snow
in bitter cold. III elgium -nd north.
ern France tihe (erians and the
French, British and 3elgianl allies are
contesting oil the m(ud fields, foot by
No news of deelsive'gain caine from
either arena today. 'lle lussian and
Germitanl claiis continue directly con
tradictory. The Germans in Poland
are naking a fierce attack towards
tle capital n(d tle Russialns arIe op
posing them on the east bank of the
Wurat river, 30 miles west of War
sti .v. Grand Duke Nicholas' armiy
there holds a natural strategic line
50 miles long, running, roughly, north
and south along tile east banks of the
D3zutI and Rawra rivers.
The Petrograd official report clainis
that the German force In North Po
land has retreated across the boun
dary Into. East Prussia in a north
westerly direction. It asserts also that
the Austrian advance through the
Carpathian passes to the north has
been checked and attempts of the
Przeimysl garrison to break through
the lines have been repulsed. Accord
Ing to this report the Austians have
been driven into . the fortifications
with heavy slaughter.
The Austrian communication clalins
successes in the Carpathians but ad
mits -that the Ruslans again occupy
Galicia and South Poland in force. Ap
pa rently, therefore, the Cracow and
Prezemysl investments are proceeding
and have not been broken.
Serious fighting between the Rus
sians Mnd Turks around Erzerum,
Turkish Amenia, has been stopped
bya six-foot snowfall and the in
tonse cold, from wihch the Arabs are
Berlin publishes what purports to
be an order issued by (en. Joffre,
commander-in-chief of the allied
forces in the West, dated December
17, exhorting tle soldiers and telling
them the hour has come to "clear
the invader from France."
A late Paris official bulletin de
scribes small gain all along the line,
, particularly in the centre between tle
*Arggnne and the -Meuse.
British ships again have been bom
barding Zeebrugge and Hleyst, as well
as the coast beyond Ostend, where (lhe
German8 have established many shore
Political decvelop~menits in H ungary.
whose people1 are rep~orted to be deep
ly. discontented because they thlink
that (irmany' and Austria are falling
to give Hunilgary a fair share of pro
tectioni, are the subject of uh spec
ulation and deep interest In England.
Paris, Deoe, 21,-Progr'ess all along
the linea Was claimed in tihe French
oficieAl statementS gIven out in Paris
this afternoon and tonight. There
. was not a single mention of a German
success or a French repulse. Gains, al
though slight, were recorded in Beol
Slum, between the Lye and the Alsne;
in the Chambpagne country and in the
Argonne. At One point an advance of
1,200 y'ards was reported and at anoth
*er the French made 500 yards,'
Progress has been miade bgtween
the Argonne &nd thie Mouse, on the
right hbnk (f the Meuse, and ol thie
scribed as had% been 'successful on
the Alar'~ Th ar Rheims and else
T1he British troops have regainedi
,hW0'st of the trenches previously lost,
Marirage in Luna C'omnmith.y
ilugh Erskine Woods, ,of aI1Ialde,
and Mrs. Alma Knight, of LA2ha comn
mnunity, were married Sunilday after
noon at 8:30 at the house bt the bride's
parents, Mr. and uM W. Y Wetrs
FOR RELIEF SHIP
J. M. Whitsltt Will Look After Its
Cargo to Belgium. For Aetual Ex.
Coluriibia, Dec. 20.-The Carolina
company of Charleston, J. M. Whitsitt,
second vice' president,.. has been ap
pointed shipping agent for the Amri
can commission for relief in Belgium
and "wiI take over entire slippllng
and handling of steamer for actual ex
penses," according to ia telegram re
ceived yesterday by the Columbia
Chamber of Commerce from I. 1). Ile
Carter, seertitry of the commission.
The "South Carolina ship," thus ar-,
ranged for, will sail from Charleston
about January 25 with a eargo of ap
proximately 6.00') tonls.
On advice of Mir. Me"'arter the Co
lumbt lielgianl relief conmnmittee will
arrango with the Carolilna company
for warehousing facilities and ator
age space. The coilmission has agreed
to furnish the company fill shipitig
iist ruct ettios, and its general shipping
agents, Norton Lilly & Co., of New
York, 111o whose recomU mnendation
the appolitlment, was m1lade, will give
full particulars regarding the dockintg
and loading of the ship.
"Corn is most* acceptable," also
wired Mr. McCartcr in reply to a (lutery
from the Chamber of Comem rce.
From . 11. Lawton of -Greenville,
county chairman for Belgian relief,
the following telegratm was recceived:
"Lawton Lumber company will re
coive Belgian contributions. We hlave
sufficient funds to purchaes about 10,
000 poundis of foodstuffs."
Telegrams from other county ciair
men were also received, giving 'the
local depot for contributions and an
estimate of what had already been
H. K. Aiken of Laurens said that
the Bank of Laurens was the local
depot, and that he, had about 500
poull)ds of foodstuffs on hand.
7 The office of S. H. MCGhee of Green
wood is' serving as the 'couhty ware
house. "Have considerable clothing
and provisions and about $100 in cash.
Write shipping instructions at once,"
At Union contribtulons are being
received by the Chamber of Com
merce, Etmslie .Nicholson being couity
Harry D. Calhoun of Barnwell
wired: "Have apopited chairmen in
each of our townships. Have some
money and corn. There is very little
response, for there is some sentimient
against relief in our county. They
think they are aiding and abetting the
continuance of the war if they give
alms. Command mle furtier."
J. W. Simpson, ,county chairnman
for Spartanburg, wired that he was
warehousing the contributions, wlich
so far are compai:atively small. "I
have $230 in cash and expect to buy
supplies here. Will ship when and
as you direct."
W. R. Timmons of Rock Hill has
mired that contributions are being left
with the Chamber of Commerce. lie
also asked for shipping instructions.
Foodstuffs are being warehoused inl
Abboville, according to a telegratm
from F. E. Harrison, county ehtair
man. "Tile ladios," Ite says, "htave
,made lots of garmuents, probably two
boxes or more."
The cash' funid of tIle Columnbia
Chamber of Commerce no0w totals
$3,320.96. the followlng contributions
being receivedl yesterday: Mary E.
Fraysor~ of Winthrop $10, S., FerrIs of
Kershaw $2; E. B. Berry of Latta $5,
"A Lady" of Spar'tanburg $1; J. V.
Harker of Atkins $5, W. G. Hazel of
Saluda $5, "A Would-be Helper" of
Rlock Hill1 50 cents, W. S. Currell of
Columbia $5, Mrs. N. B. Hargrove of
Dillob $2, sylvan school of -Bishop
ville $18, W. S. Wheeler of St.
Charles $4, Mrs. W. S, Wheeler of St.
ked~ fl Atit.
Last Batni ia' inirnln* M'2.. William
Solombmn, the awSIUS 'sustained a'
broke'n 'n 'wfuli9 Safnking his auto
mobil'e I~ d9ES that the engine was'
rgther * btNi ad unruly and in giving
heaitetoo much spark, shelbucked
'a te~r viciously, resulting -in thle un
'Box Supper- vit M$, Pleasa~t
The box Rtpb% that was 49'ie
in last week's yiater to be hela %'it Mr.
W. T, Wakc~a; at Mt.' rPihat Will
be hola n as )t ahnir.h imogds oQ. N
TIIE ALUL ORDER MENACE.
A big heavy octopus it is, thrusting its tentacles out to ev
cry borough and liamlet of this broad land of ours.
And when ote of its tentacles goes it comes back to the
hungry maw bringing with it the li 'e blood of the rIural iter
chant. Nor is the city dealer exempt.
IV IWen you buy,-buy from yol. local dlalers! See t he
goods befo lcy oul pay for themli aild know that tile seller statids
behvind themll for every ceit, he is worth.
I P you bliugt ta cani of tomiatoes froi your grocer bering
the mal'k or a dtatpacker, an1d later. founid 0th,1m to be
Spoild. you voulbl It look to lit pn-kerl to ittike adjsiltil :
yol \V(Itl(l -o to the gro-(er firol w you botighit tll- goolds,
11d h would di) tile proper thi--lie dos it every day. lil's
a1 part of ymiu- (.(;IIoIIility. llepran't.,al1oni to bv d wceptive.
Ie in;'ii t a tho '.und iniles away. lie muitist la-e v our' ('riticismts.
Every dollar *yoi.l spend at home -ireulale andl profits evev
numa11 Who vi cmties inl 1Coitamet with it. Elvev dolla vot seld to
tIlie matiil or-der IIIIIse.S Imleals a loss to you and your '' tnisimen.
The mil pnler'man py110 taxes to yoiin' conotituinity. Ile
does nlot c'it riiile to your schools. llospitals, Chiurces. y;Ilu
Orphan1 Asyblttun t- anything whi-h makes for' the uipketj 11unl
bettv'erme t or your. r-mi nuliilty. lle's a1 paruasite, .1114 he'
gett ing huigger v Ver I P.
Antother spevies or this Vaipire is tle wagoni miai, will
drives aIbout fro-m door to door. ptthlling shomltl fodl)(11s
through Ile litne oP a still more sholdy premiinn. Ie I coI
(1duets a busiiness for. wih lie pays I) license ior does Ie
contribute anyt liniig to the general welfare: yet he uses your
roads an(d all vour Pacilities and has tle protection of you r
Whenii you buiy. buy from youir local dcaler.
Citizenship alld patiriotisim consists of soiethiiig more thant
voting, paying taxes and cheering the flag. In case of war
could you respect a neighbor who deserted your flag, joined
the enemy and fought against the country which had given
him freedom, opportunity and happiness.
You can't afford to desert the community in which you
live, from which you get your living. The welfare of your
home community should be your first thought, because you rise
or fall with it.
Don't be a. traitor-when you buy, buy from your local
The Unexpected "rainy dayyy'eoines along. The mail order
house in the distant city has taken your mioney in days of
prosperity but wll they help you now 7
Somehow that big hand that reached out from everywhere
has suddeily shrunk and gone. Those nice letters which 4l
ways had the same magic words-buy ! buy ! buy ! have sud
denly ceased to interest you because you have no money to
But Old Jim Smith, the cornler-grocer, hails you as you go
dispiritedly by. Jim knows you're good for e(redit, even tihotIgh
you're out of work. Ie knows you'll pay. You tell him the
hard-Iick story anad Jim opens his heart and takes you inl.
Ife carries you anld your failly along until the skies are blue
and all is well.
And now when you buy, YOU bu1y at homeic.
AMERICAN RD CROSS
You ca do your share of aiding the afflicted by purchasing a few of the
Red Cr050 Seals. They are on salo at the Postofibe, Rays Phiinney, Powe
Drug Co., Laurens Drug Co., and The LAuirens Advertiser.
tBlit% mass 1h'okee tiin' 'afterwards. It is thought that a
Ona e of ie large plate glasses tji the missile of some kind 'necidentally
afe 'rfhrhow of i'lemlig iros'. jew- struck the window itktr being care
wit' !%tore was dama'ged by *an tin- lessly throwr? by, lioi playIng or fight
non pei'aoh Sudlay mnorning about Ing In the viehdtly.
dikht 'o'clock. Tt Is not Ithough that '_______
there was ish attempt at burglary for Striden witht Paralysis.
Rural Pollddriian SullIv'an happened to John '1.. Jones, formerly of Owings
'pabs that 'Wy 'ind hoo1ed in to the but reedYtly a ci'tlzen of Fountain im,
windonv 9s4rtly before eIght o'clockc, sufferdtI a stroke of p~aralysIs at hIs
th69 EsNp then undamaged. The homne fin the latter placo Sun1day.. 'l-.t'i
hi'Sk Wa. discovered a very short m at!nni la nt to be serinat.
FROM TMl COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
llupenius l' iterstlo 3Many~ Peo.
pial er the 1.oun ty an' d tTt l iToso
i hi lt, lL M le)t i(' Fami ' li carth.
Stone ad unneto hrSte,
* Iu .. i.,- 't Li'i Ii in a u' tin..
Iry I11 1 :n n a im nlit the
),!I I i y h ;i i yl
li I n iI :1 cl'1tILL.L.(I~ ti ile
wal 111.1N 11Il v .l L ft i d L l al l (.1~~~ 111.0
to the 14.0 < i 'S 0n, 'os'P'wilh expiant
t1onl, whihk. (ouli playv is allothel. There
is hit little evidelncl, abolliuill thle prntlis
eii .s o h chal edIf rennlliins of thlo body
, to ti o'ag i n of the lire Ind the
telrl ible d".1ih of the tin. Propr of
liters art looling into the iiattel'.
The Cross lill school closed I"riday
for thle Christmas holidays anld will
resume wvor-k again Jtutiary 4th. Exer
cises aid decoration1s appropriate to
the season ialked the closing day.
The osut of town teachers, Misses Lucia
Miles and Lizzie Griflin will spend tho
holidays with their respective home
folks at Marion and Newberry, while
Miss Irene McDaniel will leave today
to visit relatives iII Georgia.
Our college students are returning
home, some for two weeks, others for
a shorter vacatiot.
Mr. T. J. Cole has butchered his big
hog and is now ready for Christmas.
There will be no end to feasting on
55-lb ham, 35-lb back-bone and spare
ribs, to say nothing of .60-lb shoulders
aid 80-1l) middlings, while satusage
and lard and souse meat flow as milk
and honey. -This hog was eleven
limoiths old and ietted -163 lbs. - lie
was well cated for and fed oil pure,
cleanI, Wholesome 1ood, .ist. such as
the faitnhly ate. The pig Was bought
fromn Mrl'. iugh II. Fuller.
Messrs. .1. H-. aid W. E. Rasor aro
tutinilig a special, low price sal( to
clear away surplus goods. For I few
(ays tr.de has beeini hiule lively alid
extia hanids have beent added to tho
Lanford, Dee. 21 .-ihe Laniford
school will close Wednesday for tile
Already the Christmas spirit is get
ting amongst tile people here. Mrs. C.
D. Cox opelned the season with a turkey
dinner Sunday. Mrs. Cox is an adept
at entertaining, knowing how to initer'
est the guests and prtovidle temp iting
things to eat.
Mris. L. M.i ('ann ton is spending this
week in SitanburII lt g.
Mr's. WV. IL. Patter'soni and chibirten
spe'nt several datys last week in Spar'
Mr.L 1( and .l's. . tohn at Lterson ts~ pent
Sunday ini Splartatnburtg.
Mr's. C. L. Waldrop, Mr. anid Mr ls. J.
WV. Johnison, :irIs. Ariilne Nelson and
Prof. Rhodes were in Laurens Saitur
Mr. T. RI. Wolff is moving his famuily
into tihe home he has recently bought.
Mr. Spear Burdette is att home for'
On account of the rain there was no
services at the churches Sunday.
Mr. Baxter Deshids is at home for
Mi'. Duff and Talmage Patterson
wvere in Laurens Tuesday on business
Mt. 0. L. Lanford wats it Laturons
Tu esd ay.
\1in'gs, D)ec. 21.--Our newv preneher,
e'v. J1. J. Tolman, filled his first ap
pointment at riamilits sunday.
Mr'. ILroy Smfithi sipent one night
last wveek with his uncle Mr. I lenrmy
Prior of the D~urb'an section.
Cairroll Abereriomnbie spent Sat urday
niight and Sunday withI the fan.ilies
of Mr'. Mills ('ox and Mr'. Rlobt. Stew
ar't of Lanford.
Mr. Austin Aber'cromibie) visited( at
Laurens and Clinton last week.
Some of the far'mers of thia corn
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Supreme Conrt gae C(otIIan 3 1)ys
to Present a Prittedl Argument.
It will be at least six weeks or t wo
months before the South cartollina Su
premlie co(ur11t decides w0hether l eorg
W. Tidwell, Sr., under a sentence of
12 years for the death of Emmillett
WalIker, is eitiled to a new trial. This
information was learned 0rom1 the law
yf'rs who arprledj the appual in ti su
lnille Cunrt this woeek. Tlie case re
(ived :t Set hack when the coilI t
g T.ted T. I'. ('hian thirty days in
which to presint a prinlted argulimenit
ag inst a n wI! trial. Jaies It. Ilr .,
le I)resenltintg_ Tidwell, is allow d ( it'ln
d tos to make hi,; r Aun In lle comtr
will reflre several days in its delib
everal miier.s iof tl( local ior
Laei Lee'ni in Colui ja duiniig th.
past evw dlays, this week haiving d.
ign ted as ti' tim e for tahiig Iup ith,
-p e:i -'l ca. S froml thIe(' loCal 'con i tS.
1", was the o"Anion of, somle who hle-1rd
111' argumllents Inl thet Tidw ll ew,
that thle defoentlant --appol lanlt stamls
good ehances of obtaining anot111er trial
Sum' Ny or more exceptiois ki were
not(d, but there le i r econsol idat ed tnit
dc... about tel sparate liads. hie
chfarge of .Jdge .lauldin, the m1iannhier'
inl whiclh sollie of ile iur-ors were im
lImk neled an(d tle alleged inticoipetency
of some of the testimliony, Were among
the objections referred to.
Tidwell was confident that he will
be given a new trial and was some
what disappointed when informed
that the proceedings had been de
He seemed cheerful in spite of his
long confinement. lie talked of the
war, its apparent effect and the pros
pects for a reaction and realization
of better times. He opined that it
would be over by next spirng, but
said that the countries involved, in
fact the whole country, would be af
fdeted for years to come, especially
Tidwell's demeanor has changed
'but little since March 12, the miornil
ing lie drove to the county jail and
surrendered for having shot to death
Eminett Walker at the offlce of the
His jaw was still as firm as ever;
his eyes still kept their level glance:
he still has his smle to draw uipon.
But, his smile seeied forced, his eyes
looked as IIf they would wander if he
(I not hold the steady and his jaw
as if it would relax did lie not set it
On tie whole tlie impression lie gave
was not one of weakness, for only one
glance was needed to see that le is
still the strong man of nine months
ag'o; it was as if with strength unim
paired lie lid realized Ie ma nin ' of
the hattle hie Is fighting, but hf . be
coie aalithetic. He Is 53 years old and
twelve years longer in prison would
bring indescribable changes in his life.
The phlychiological changes that Im
press one in Tidwell are ('haracteris
tic of prison inimates after they
have serv ed the first few months of
thieir' terms. The unv"ary ing motiot ony
of cell life; the ceaseless grind of the
lii'i0o (lays, sickeninug in thiri sa me
ness, are said by~ explerts to produc tie
(listinct 1 effects that arie thie mlore
miarkedl thle high~ler the initell igence of
Tidwell hi.t' Spent ninei months In
jail, not in the peni tenitia ry, whei'e heC
wouldl have had the relIef of for'get
ting himself in the wvorkshop, but in
the close conflnes of the Jail cell.
Saimel Mc(4owan was here for a few
Days Last Week.
Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan,
Paymaster-General of the United
States Navy spient last Friday and
Satur'day here with' relatives. This
(ieht imttA' to his honme town and has
ena' taken a deep interecst in its att
fai's. The visit hei'o last week was
madle foi' the special puripose of trim
ming the roses andl making sera'l
walks in the cemetery. Since Aedmiral
McGowan's intei'est in this Wirk wa
awakened several years n'go the, cee.
tory here has uindlergo~o at Tuost les
ing tr'ansformatlon ad on echl triip
to Launrens he malc'es somie add't(Ion to
'A Chiristfnsa fiece will ho given at the
Watts N1118 'auditorium Thutrsday
nigt, The p'ublic is invited to attend