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-LAUR~ENS, SOU H CAROLINA, WE N3S A M RC 24 195
Fortress of Przemusi ir
Hands of Russians.
NOW TO TURN
ON CRACOW FORfT
l'rzemivsl 11as been Deserlhlle(d a.. U
heVy to tIle Astriln Empire an1d 1iB
'apture Imly halve a Great lellarhu
oin the litimate Resilt of the War
London, larch 22.--The lritish of.
ficlal press bureau issued this state.
"Information has been reeeive(i thai
the fortress at Przenysl has fallen
aId the garrison has surrendered t(
The sleze of Przemysl, an Austrian
stronghold in the province of Galicia
began In the carly days of the War.
It has been a* bitter and relentless
siege since the day the Russians at
tacked the city. Several attempts 01
the Austrians to relieve the city; til
latest 01 whiChe1 was made IL sh1or1t till(.
ago, failed. With the fall of Przemysl
the only' fortified town iII Galicia
which still Is In the Austrians' hands
is Cracow, in northern Glallcla, clost
to the Gernial border. Early In til
war tle Russian offensive campaign
as outlined unofficially, contemplated
nu11 invasion of Germany through E.ast
Prussia and -Silesia by way of Galicia
on the south. The Russians succeeded
in penetrating Galicia, but the Aus
trians by holding Przemysl and Cra
cow blo.eked attempts to cross the
The fate of Przemysl has been one
of the most picturesque features of
the war. The Austrian garrison de
fended the fortress with great brav
cry. The only means of communica
tion with the outside world was by
means of wireless telegraph.
Althorigh several reports have been
received recently that 'the surrender
of Przemysl wasi ImmInent news from
the city itself described conditions
there as fairly normal except for reg
ulations prescribed 1by the military au
The last direct word from Przemysl
before the announcement of the sir
render was that the Russians attacks
were infrequent and that the defend
ers had little to do. Przemysl was well
stocked with food and amniunition
when the siege began, but there have
been indications lately that hunger
was an important ally of tile Rus
Last week the Russians brought
down an Austrian aeroplane, sald to
have been loaded with beef for Prze
Przemiysl has )een described as the
key to tile Austrian empire. RussIan
commenitators have predlcted that Its
operations against Austrian InterI.or,
hitherto aitende~ld 01nly by in~onse0
(Iuen~tial resulIts, would suicieed witlI'
Przemcnysl's fall. Beyond Przomys11ii1
a great wheait counitry. Th1e city' is
G5 miles east of Lecmberg, whilchl thle
Rusilans captured some1 tIme ago, It
Is a city of abhout. fl0,0~ 001eop, a ma
jority of whom are~ Poles. It. Is 01n
San river' anld Is thle seat of a Roman
CatholIc bIshop and a Uilat bishlop.
It was founlded inl the elghlth century
-.and was attacked in the seventeenth
centulry bly .TtrltarsI, Coss eks and
Swedes anld' virtually destm yed. It
500o1 was rebillt and began on im
portant commercial and mIlItary cen
ter. The city was .defended strongly
by outer anfd inner forts.,
New Store 0O)pens.
JlThe Red Tr'on Racket's ne0w store 0on
thle squtare wvas formally opened for
buhsiness last Saturday and a good
crowd was present during thle dlay.
Messirs R. E. Thompaon and C. D.
Roper of the Red Ironi Racket force
willl handle the busIness in thIs stole.
Local Firm Co~niplimenlted.
Mr. J. D). ~McKee, preslcdent of the
Laurens Motor Car Company spent
several days jn Atlanta last week
wheer he was~ Invited along with oth
er Maxwell agents to meetr-wlth highl
ofilcials of the Maxwell Motor Car
Company. While there he was noti
fled that bib company was one among
the ery. few that would be allowed to
sell Maxwell Cars on the easy payment
plan. Only the agents with the very
bhat of dra'dit are glbren this privilegre.
q GARRISON '
FTER LONG SEIGE
DISTI NGUISI EA) IllEACIl~I I.'
C"lebrated U'niversallst Ditine Will
i'reach in Monnt. :e on Ma1rch 24-ib.
Th;e lRev. Willi:Unll 1. Mle~lauillinl, 1).
D., will preach In the . U'niveisalist
Chiurlch in Alouitville at eleveni o'clock
Sunday Imlorilng, March 2M h, and al
so in the eveninag. Dr. M(',lallin Ia
one of the Ilost distinguished prea~h
ers in Cei Universalist church in this
country and the poptle of this county
are fortunate In having a chance to
hear 1111. lIe has been touring the
country. making lectures in the larger
cities and _acgeptedi an Invitation to
stopl Over and preali at M ountville.
Charge. Prove Corot nless.
The grand Jury week before last,
completely cleared Mr. George Clardy
of the charge against him of buying
cotton after dark. In February sev
eral negroes wore arrested on the
charge of selling cotton after dark and
on examination said they intended to
sll the cottod to Mir. Clardy. As ab
solutely no proof was advanced to
show that. Nir. 'Clardy ever had or ev
e;, intended to buy cotton illegally the
grand jury did not find a true bill.
Fertilizer Moving. 0
Fertilizers have beent moving out C
vcry rapidly or the past several days, i
according' to reports from the dealers.
"Fertilizers have been moving out In.
large amounts," said Mr. Aug. Huff,
one of the large dealers yesterday. Up
iqtil this time, howevr, comparative- b
ly little has been sold. According to t I
lr. Huff and others in touch with the n
fertilizer trade, ha'dly over one third I
as much will be used this year as last h
Mrs. Louise Pittterson. r
Mrs. Louise Patterson, widow of the e
late Andrew Patterson, died at the i
home of lier' son, Mir. T. M. Patterson,
near Clinton Friday and was carried e
to Campobello for burial Sunday. She o
had been in ill-health for some time. ti
She is survived by three children, e
Mrs. r. L. Finch, of Campobello; Nir. 11
T. M. Patterson, of Clinton; and .lr. s
L. C. Patterson, of Dawson, New N%
Another Ditte for Survivors
Surviving soldiers of Co. "G" 3rd
S. C. Regt.; Co. "M," 3rd S. C. Bat. will ic
hold their 29th annual reunion at Lan- e
ford Station on Saturday, April 17th, b
All survivors and families and the 1
publiC in general are expected. Come g
out old comrades and let's have a good %
day. l'verybody bring something to %
Mel Flemirig, It
.J. W. Lanford,
R. J. Stoddard,
V. W. I rumbles, V
L. .\T rkannn
.\t issionar ty exercises willl bte held at
Friendiosh ip chur cht Sitnday. M\archli
28tht. The children's exercises will bec
hel d in thIt morninug. VTe publ)1Ic is e'
ctrdlially intviteda to attetnd.
Store En Itered by Thieves.
Them smtall store on the cornter next
to Alinter C'omlpheoy, owned by J1. 10.
Ogieshy, was entered by thieves Sun
day tight anid a nitmber of articles
stolent. Tihe thtief g'ained entrance
from theo rear, .removing a pane of
glasq neat' the b r~ that fastened the
bac k' door and llftfl g this bat' outt of h
Equal izationi foardt Met.
Thte county eqiualization hoard met *
in the offlee of the county auditor' yes
torday and transacted considerable C
business relating to tax valutes. The h
cotunty b)oarid does ntot softd its chir
mati to Columbia thIs yc/ar to act witht
the chairmen of other county board
as the state board. Under the new
tax law there -is no lonNor a state
hoard of eqlualization, its ditties beling
taken over largely by the tax corn- ei
mission, of which Mr. A. WV. Jones -is si
Contest at Trinitywidge,.
The ptrelimninary declanmation con-- al
test to seleg9t contestants for the coun- X
Ity fair . will be held a$ the Trinity- n1
Ridge school house Friday evening, t<
March 26th, beginning at 8 o'clook. It
The public 'is invited to attend. d
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Photo by American Press Associatic
TIlhs picture w
CLUBS 0031PLUlNC1 WITH LAWV.
Overnor. 31nun11ing Giving Indicntions
tiat the i1aw Is to be Strictly En'i.
Columbia, Alarch 1). --Columbia
lubs are voluntarily complying with
le now law and have reloved (he
)Ckel's and takent all Whiskey, beer
nld wines fron the clubs. This ac
on ihas beol taken by tile MIAtropoli
in Club, the Ilks and the Colimlbia
111). Ridgewood Country Club is fol
wilng suit and these clubs are now
Just what orders have gone forth, or
ist what is coiltellplated, is not
nown, but it is evident that Coluni
i is going to feel tile strong arm of
to law in the matter of law enforce
lent, and especially as concerns the
quor traillc. Governor Manning Ias
ad several conferences with the
mayor and chief of police, over the
>cal situation and It Is believed that
sults are now wanted. The Gov
rnor had nothing to say tonight
Ten aske! out the matter.
The recent utterances of the gov
rnor over his desire to have the local
Acials enforce the laws without in
110rence on his part and his insist
xCe that Ihey he given every oppor
mity to (10 so are considered highly
gnificant. ''lhis taken iln connection
Ith1 tihe local situation leaves the
ublic in an expectant attitude. h'ley
tok for somethig to "drop" and that
Another' significant fact is the si
nee now being maintained by Gov
rnor 'Manning on this matter. He has
Doei Insisting on .the enforcement of
to law by local officers nid has' stated
i several interviews and through tele
rams and letters to offlcials, copies of
iich were given to the presS, that Ill
as earnest In his desire to see law
iforeement. Now that lie ref'uses t
lye anything liore to say, whi':.
ewed in the i light of i is past inter
(.Ws, is still more signifleant. Watch
'5of events her today em iphasized
a f'act and11 refertred to hiis statemnlIl
is telegraml to the .layor' Pro0 Toml
Char'estcon tile oithe1r night 011 la
fobrCemlenlt, ini wich i th le goverr:or
ne ral feelIng in well1-11nformed cir
Cs arloundii thle en pitol thiiat thle silenCe
the governor means that "resultIs"
'Tie public is wiadhiing tile dlevelop
oats in Columbia and Charlestou
o50e3'. The governor has statedl sev
'al times andI hats been inislstr'nt on
te Charleston officials enforcinlg thec
ws against 1liquor1 violation. InI his
leogramn to Mlay01r Pr'o Tom WVilliamns
Slast week tihe governor' called on
Ilm to have all thle laws enforced and
Id that "I feel I have waited long
iough and it is ime for r'esu!ts."' lie
ill say3 nothingp further on the
har'leston situationi, hut "results" are
ilected by the public and it is felt
wre that the next answer of the Gov
mnor will he through results.
It Is knowvn that if the city otlieials
iil to enforce the laws to his satIs
etion, that the governor will ('all oui
le sheriffs and over these lhe has
wer to demand and get results. lie
in either get results or remove the
seriffagnd appoint some one who ill
iforco the laws. Tt wvas Pointed out
are today that the governor has al
'ndy suimmoned tner'iT W. W. Hluck
:ee, of Kershaw 'tiounty, to show on
arch 30) why he "should not ho re
oved from office because of failure
enforce the laws against liquor vIo
tion," to quote .from the formal or
r,' This is looked upon here -as a
arning to every sheriff.
OLDIERS IN PAR]
as made while the men were enjoying n
A NAIR1OW E(SCAPE.
ittle Leon Keiily iHas Nairrow Es
cape-Serltiis Wound iII Nerk.. 1' n.
Leion KnCe I -, the slx-yrold
Ann of, Rev. .\v. Cetnievdy, or-: *'1ra in1
l21atros oty, who was visitilg his
lil le, .i\l. lierna'rti Carlisle, in the
oility, haid a 11 rrow escale froin
sianit death n .\liniday afterniool. 1I'
an(d a nItegrlo boy abo 11h1e SIlle age
w ere playling with axes, very dn.r
ouls playthiigs, an1d the liegro eait'
(cw\vn with his axe andt( struck the Kn.
nledy child on tile neck, making a
wouid somei two Inclies long and
lbuout onep an(d I half hichel deep. If
the woun(l had reached the cnrotid
vein or artery there would have been
i i possible chanice to save the Chil's
It is supposed that the cIPild under
took to remove a -rock '.S the iegrI)
1oy~ ralied his axe to .urike a blow
and in tlis way went --ight l the
colu-se of tle axj an.1 re'ceived tho
blow on his neck. 01. 'W. (. IIous.i,
was called an1d sewel tilp io woundl.
H! had to take 1 Iumblher of stitels
av;l be says that the little follow was
a hero and stooi the dressi"m ;. th
wouid wilthoit taking alythilg to I
lIeve the liil. It was all aerlitlti.
Axes 11( very (1angerous playthin
for children.--Newherry I irai1 an;!
Gcierall Moore and Lieut. Hunt Make
Alnual Inspection of Tritynhai
The anuial inspectloln of tihe Trayn
111111 Guards was hold Inl tihe arillory
last Thigrsday afternloon1 and niight.
AdIjtitt (nceral W. W. .\oore an(1
ilettlalint11 I11int of the Hl'ited States
Armily were-( here for- thle purlpose_ and(]
1a1110 a Careful exalil1ation1 of tll'
gIovernmenllt pr-operty anld of the menol
enlisted. Inl the afteilooln ihe 1ro-1
p)e1ty was inslpectedl and( in the eveni
tig Laieutenan11t h iunt 11ut1 thel men1
((o11pan iy dr ill oin thel squart e. 11n1n1.
dialtely after the Inspection botthitn
'ra I .\oore al11( I dei , 1. 11111Il iad.' (
shiort tatlk to thte m1en~ in which thy
comp11 ilented them Oin theO tine inter
est they had shown i n the (compa111ny.
lThree oflicers anld flfty-one men weree
prtesenlt. The totalI enrollm11entI of the
comtpaniy is flfty-thrt ee, witht thre
WV. B. 'liark On1'y Suispended.
Mr. W. 11. Clark, one of the most
tpoplar~ anid eflcent carrlers of the
Gireenwvood lost'billee has1 beent Ia id
off h)ending the fina:1 le eision or the
cIvIl servIce (comm11Iison 01n thle chtarege
or "'polItical actilvit y" ma~de aIgainst
Im1.- (lhe announ01 tCemlenlt hats eauised
contsider'able hartsh ertitle Ismt as Mr.
ClIark is, as sa Id abhove, bothI Ilopul ar
andi~ etilelent. All th li atronsl'11 of hjIs
rouite are great ly exerc(isedl butt hope
hte charges willl ntot he sulstailned anid
that 50oon Mr. Clar ik wvIll be back onl
isl rout..---Grenwood "'01 n dex.
Thr'ee to Pteniieitiar.'~
Glreenwoodl Rogers, sententcedl to die
int the electrIc chit~Ir on A pr'il 9th, wa~s
.caied to ColumbIa by -Sheiff Owinig
Monday. The sher'iff also carri'ed .
M. Timthons and JTohtn Will tEmith, both
white mon, convicted of hlouse 'break
Ing and larceny and sentenced to two
years and one year' Impr'isonmnent re
spectively. The sheriff ox perlenced
no trouble in landing them safely In
"TFHE ADVEN TURES
OF A BOY SCOUT"
.\ Five-lieel Motion l'iifure Fil11m a
,he Idfle Hlour TeteFia,.pi
- There wIll bev placed oi ;i,,tv i-. a1
fewN% datys by the I ,IIIrens Troop Bov:
Scottis of .\meorica, tIives for ;hev
ab~ove aitraction :v, thw Idle iiour. .\s
Scouit .\aster, I v-ant to say a:1 r
thr1ottgh.1 your columnsl', abouit tIs, film.
A little mnore thian a year ago National
Illeadqia rteris of thle Bloy Scoults InI
New York, produced -tis pitueat
great expense for thle purpose of wit
ting before thle American people Inl
tis Way the activities of thle Hloy
Scouit 'oveiment. This picture has
been shown In many of our larger cit
les including Columbia at a uniform
price of 25c. Recently the picture hias
been put into the hands of the World
F1i1m Corporatlonl, and about twety.
Ali filiis imade that wider publiily
may be ivpen to the picture. For some
months,11 1 have beenl trying to got this
pictitre for Lan iren 's. itet 'n days
ago fihe spiecial repreI-sentatIve of thle
World Film Corporatlonl was here, and
throuigh the kindness of the maay
of, the Idv le llttr Theatre, we coe
:1 elract to put. Ilhe picturve onl April
2. This is expens picture lt
we are going to offer it at the popular
price of ten cent's for all. It Is hoped
our boys may ae ha slofthing out of
it. for their equipment, but. ur main y
object In -bringing tile pictre here is
that the Lauren s people may become
better acqualinted With tie aims ayd
achlievements of tle scout llovemlient.
Tils lovemnt 'olis doing wonrs Iie for
the American hoy alid I am ) very anx
liols that ouir oys allnd citizens may be.
come deeply interested In this great
Thte piotel is tot'all. w isholem
proset ationl of scouit aciet ivies heri'I
ed around the hero "Toml Slande"% endf
ing upli on the White llo lawn In
he esenenct of the presidt, Wood
'l'iw Wlilon.n I alli fwoiays ltot'a
thre andr a oyr wild fualvy aain
ous twlith01 the p idr bit i'esiry e
coay~ thei y f areraed Inhtmk you gra
pl'Psiitai(1t of Scout itelater
Theg uproenr dlaiIngus at cons
roeve oclock. .\ a fll v2.isitin
eers' a nd .upis ~i Ii lly en trtain
31d1 by t th 1' peol(ttte of t Alu tille. Iiv
erby is uoretoa.ltIik be pese t
Gov. lannng hs(apin ter.
D. i. F lathersn a'siseil. ug
'lasan giteneralil s lessainst foaChes
far I huntyr begwining p onl thel lat
Mlotia in t jill arch.5 itr.3'M ei27athon
servetin the~l lAe of Alug vs'iin
teah ' ai ptus willThe appoitetasi
mde 113pon th0 Ii eommeindtion of.v
ef .)01u'Isti edaryo--ielewood.oun
('r. -Samtlettn who ailt'i one time
wdas withd Poe Drug Comsionyoi hIere,
tecnty shtiln 01n the iaist
week.da Head justOh Mr. etne from
Columbsia liee heC (f itd the exam-i
wnatonI ifor hrmaistHet pase
m osuccestull hain tood irs
aolmng hre lio stood the exam
finain. frpa'ait i ~s~
GROWN IN 1914
Largest Crop that has Ever
VALUE OF CROP
iI Spite u . i rop (}n11y TIr'
Slales .Iai en:"rar O.ld
( aroiis ( rop ;ii-ghly l s 11:I in
19 t h Al ut-h Lint l'offoe ( bl n d
-t ('01o 0n ('101 w.cr prudalrdt-1 i,'I th
tlited tles was grown inl I I1.
Ceilstis httrleau sialistics isua to
dauv, giving final ginning" ligtl; e.;, 0o11..
(lalIl1v placle th1e 1914 cro 1 a a record,
with I 1G,102,1-13 hale,; of 500 pounds
c( h. That is -169',.-12 e iIva1(i:,1n 500
poild bales, or 201,721,1;0 poltiub; 11m.o
t1hanI pIoditeed li t Ihe '4re-at crop of
Inl addition to the great production
of lint Cttoli a1 'eCo'd (11111IlV Of
l1inter . col0n, which is extens'ively
used inl the 21a1uIIli!(teIe of m21 itary
(expIoSin2 s, was obtainil. This- cotton1,
(fe!Ilint ed fron I I thI e(d, s at li iilIs,
ailu:e to 1:5,7;2,00 0 loua.- and
b'ollglit thl! 101a1 11911 Ciop to 1I,893,
(All equlivaleit :.-i.00-pould haiws, Or
S,.-Isfow",500 poun ds.
While the crop \waIS a record onIe,
the only States to make 'new records
ill production were Alabama, 1u)2isian
Ila and Oklahoma. The Other cot0on
states all eante close to theilt ree
The 191-1 cotton crop of tle United
States aggregated 15,873,002 running
bales of lint, or 16,102,143 equivalent
500-pound bales, the censuis bureau an
nouniced today. The departmnent. of
agricuilture onl Decem bevr 10 cstintated
5,1216,00 ~eqIuivalent 500-1ol2(d hales.
These figures conmpare with 16,9S2,811,
runn22ing bales, or 1.1,1)5I,-1 equivalent.
A00-pouid s1 lties in) 191'!, -1,s, ::!I rtn
ning hales, ori 13,7i13,L-i equiivailIent.
5 i00)-pound h S inl 1912, nid .5,558,
running hales, rI, I5,I;92,70l1 equivalent.
:1010-poun~d hales in 19i1, t ho thIIrne
I largest. crop,s pior) (4) 1:11 1. Iln luded
i t(e 191-1 figures are 121,.51 hales
which ginners estillnIted woild ho
tlirln'l out af'1ter the .March Cainass.
Round hales inclilded 2imb rd 57,
618, coimpare:l with !) 9 ),(;2 in 19 1:, Si,
i l 1912 i d 101,,55-1 1n 1911.
Sea island hales inchlided u.l.lored
i1.598 compared with 77,.5G3 in 1913,
73,777 in 1912 and 119,293 ill 1911.
The average gross weight of hales
f'or the crop was 507.2 poumi2s, com2
pared with 50i;.2 inl 1913, 508.0 in 1912
and 5012.I n 1911.
Gilieries operated for t1e crop
numbered 21,.-22, compar d \ I*t., 21,7-19
in 121,25,271. in2 1912 and 21, 1!) in,
L.intr I ot(t)2n, nlot i ntudei ill total
.innig ig, n amounto(l t-) 772,270
,2-p2m.hles, - ('omparedl n~ i hi.1,
'unInl ~ g blets, or .I,7,.I7, il:: v:'lent
500-p.loulnd hales 122 1911.
Il'rodu11tion o2 St1ites inl equlivalentI
Iwith ('ompar11'isons2, tollows:
1121 I.. ..............1,752,251
11213.... ..................1,472,% 11
1914.... .............I i87.2 I
1913 ........ .......792,515
1914 ...... .........1,21,3520
1913 ............ .....80,387
I1914 ........ .......1,524,591i
(ontinuerd on 'Pnare ive.)