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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTh CA4OUNA, WEiDNESDAY, AP1~IL 28, 1915. NUMBEP 40
* RMAM8 R[[
Teutons Spring Surprise
on The Allies
Spring Canpaign Appears to be Open.
Jug Up with an Effort by the Gler
mans to Reach the Western Const.
Canadians are Takei .
London, April 2.-The treimendous
battle, begun by the German attack
on the allied archlike front around
Ypres in the plains of Flanders, con
tinues with undininished fury, and
England, like the rest of tirope, 1.4
awaiting the outcome with undisguised
. Even the news that the allies fleet
and army have commenced an at
tack on the I0ardanelles and that
troops are advancing against the
Turkish entrenchments has received
only passing attention in the face of
the stakes that are in the balance in
the b~ttle wkch is being fought be
yond the 1Fnglish channel.
While most persons believe theGer
mans, by the stroke they have deliver
ed against the British, French and
Belgians, once again are aiming at
Ditnkirk and Calais, others believe
that it is ohly a feint to draw the
allies' reserves while preparations are
being'made for.an attack at sonic oth
er point in the long ine.
Whatever are the Germans' inten
tions, they certainly made a success
fuil coup, which, while it (lid not break,
did dent the allies' line. The Ca
nadians, who were holding the British
portion of the lines, were the first to
recover themselves and in a counter
attack-praises of which are ringing
through the em pire-recaptu red the
ground they had' beeni compelled to
give ip, and since then, with thieir'
comradesfl have withstood the Ger
'The French and Belgians, who re
ceived the blast in fuller force and
were driven back across the canal be
tween Boosinghe and Steenstrante,
were not much slower in recovering
and, according to the French otlicial
repiorts, .regained possession of the ca
nal banks and most of the surrendered
territory to the east.
There is no inclination here, how
ever, to belittle the initial success of
the German sweop and the work that
is ahead of the allied armies before
the sitdtation can be fully restored.
A writer in The Pall Mall Gazette
des'ribes ,It as "a masterly tactical
counterstroke", and declares that "if
the Gervians have waited long to take
their revenge for Neuve Chapelle, they
have talteon it now."
By getting across the canaliit Is
pointed out, the Germans gained, for
the mbment the command of the new
roads.. and' if they hadl not b~eon diriven
back would have forced a ,readljust
mlent pf time w~hole allied line in the
region of Ypres.
The olilcial reports throw little
light on the progress of the battle, hut
newvs from liolland gives the infor
mation that the cannonade last night
was more severe than ever andl that
long trains of German reinforcements
going to the front are passlng equal
ly long trains of wounded bound for
the base hospitals. There is no like
lihood, therefore, that the battle will
hn over for Rome (days to conme, as the
Germans have made immense prepa
rations in men ad material for their
offensive, which has forestalled that
of the allies,
That there is no shortage of either
men or munitions is shown *by the
fact that the Germans .are at the
same time conducting an offensive in
the hights of the Meuse, where they
have made an unsuccessful attack, ac
cording to Paris, in an eftort to recap
ture Les liparges.
British optimism in .the outcome is
encouraged by the success of the
allies in relpelling similar attacks last
October 4 when they were less well
equipped than the Germans, whereas
now there is believed to be little to
Choose as between the opposing forces
in eithey' numbers or the machinery
of 'war, The battle has had a marked
effect in recruiting, which enjoyed a
gonsiderable booni today.
In the meantime the Austro-Ger
umahs .hale evolved. a new movement
A LARGE INCREASE
IN STATE AID
Lau1irenis County Schools Receive over
Tivice as Much as Last year.
County Treasurer Young has receiv
ed a voucher from J. E. Swearingen,
State superintendent of cducation, for
$5,700, the amount of the fund to be
distributed to Laurens county schools
under the consolidated and rural grad
ed schools act. This is an increase of
$3,000 over last year. Chocks have
already been placed to the credit of
the various schools.
Schools receiving this aid must.
have voted a special tax of at least
four mills and fall under two classes.
One class must have an enrollment
of at least 50 schola's, an average at
tendance of at least 30 and must em
ploy two teachers six montns in the
year. This class receives $200 per
year. The other class nil-ust have
a minimum enrollment of 75, an av
evrage attendance of 50 and must em
ploy three teachers not less than sev
en months in the year. Schools of
this class receive $300 per year.
The great strides that .aurens coun
ty schools are making is reflected in
the large increase in the fund this
year, ten schools receiving aid this
Year that did not last year and oth
er schools increasing their apportion
ment by adding teachers or scholars.
The new schools receiving the aid are
Eden, 3arksdale, Dials, Rock Bridge,
Renno, Bailey, Brewerton, Hickory
Tavern, -lt. Gallagher and Ikom.
The following are the schools
aided: and the amount they recei.ved:
Green Pond .... .... .... $ 300.00
Eden .... .... .... .... .... 200.00
khiloj .. . .... .... .... .. . 300. 0
New Harmony .... .... .... 200.00
Barksdale .... .... .... .... 200.00
Dials ........ .... .... .... 200.00
Rock Bridge .... .... .... .. 200.00
Renno .... .. . .... .... .. 200.00
Lanford .... .... .... ... .. 300.00
Trinity-Ridge .... .... .... 100.00
New Prospect .... .... .... . 200.00
Bailey .... .... .. ....... .. 200.00
Ora .--. . ... .... .... .... 200.00
Princeton .... .... .... .... 300.00
Poplar Springs .... .... .. 200.00
Brewerton .... .... .... .. 200.00
Hickory Tavern .... .... .. 300.00
.,t. Gallagher .... .... .... 200.00
Ekom -... .... .... ...... 200.00
Waterloo -.-0 ..-- .... .... 00.00
Friendship .... .... .... .. 200.00
Huntersvillo .... .... ..... .. 300.00
Grays .... .... .... ....... .200.00
Youngs .... .... .... .... .. 300.00
Total .... .... .... ....$5,'700.00
COMMENCE MENr SPEAKERIS.
1)'. Douglas and Dr. Snyder to be
CoImimneicemeut Speakesr at Gray
R. T. Wilson, principal of the Gray
Court-Owings school, has announced
the speakers for the annual com
mencement exercises, which are to
take place M-lay 23-25. Dr. Davison M.
Douglas, of the Presbyterian C'ollego
of South Carolina, Clinton, is to preach
ihe baccalaureate Sermon Sunday,
May 23rd. Tihe literary addresqs will
ho dellve-redi by 'Dr. Henry Nelson Sny
decr, president -of Wafford college, Fri
day , M1ay 25tha. WithI twvo such noted
edlucators to deliver addreshes and this
being the first commencement since
the completion of the handsome newv
school building, the exercises are ex
iiectedi to be uniusually interesting.
VETERLANS ENJOY DINNEJI,
Annual Dinner Given to the 0Old Vets
by the Latlles Largely Attended.
The annual dinner, to which the
Confederate veterans of the county
are invited b~y the Daughters of the
Confederacy and other ladies, w~as
sp~read before the veterans in the
Traynhamn Guards armory 'Saturday,
nearly one hundred of the old "war
horses" being present. D)inners 'were
sent out ,to several too feeble to at.
tend in person, making 102 plates be
ing served besides four more to darky
servants who followed their masters
through the campaigns.
.After dinner was finished the veter
ans repaired to the court room, where
Col. J. *H. Wharton made an address
anf several others made impromptu
tallis. During the day they also were
the guests of Mr. Williamn Switzer
wTho entertained them wjth 'moving
pictures. During the morning they
could be seen in groups in the court
Iouse lobby ren~ewing -old friendships
and swa~jbigto~Ies about the war.
HAS PASSED AWAY
W1. It. Frnnlks, Veteran of Indian and
(ivil Wars, Died Monday Night.
ir. W. Ii. Franks, well known citi
zen of this place Indian fighter and
veteran of the Civil war, died Monday
night after an illness of several
months. For several days his life had
been dispaired of so the end was noti
unexpected. At his bedside were his
wife and three sons, one of whom, .\lr.
Marvin Franks had comc from Char
leston several days before when the
end seemed near.
The funcral services were held ycs
terday afternoon in the cemetery here,
services, being conducted by his form
Or pastor, Rev. J. D. Pitts, of Fountain
in, the services being largely attend
ed. The active pall bearers were
Messrs F,. A. Easterby, Claude H.
Dabb, Fowleil P. Childress, E. 0. An
derson, fr. Lane Monroe, Thomas 13.
Crews, Tom Bolt, B. M. Wolff, W. G.
Lancaster and Rt. C. Gray. The honor
ary pall bearers were Mess'rs. W. L.
Gray, Dr. I. B. Gritton, Dr. W. C.
Irby, Capt. Brooks Swygert, S. P.
Ilabb, W. Hi. Gilkerson, H1. Terry, .1. '
Crews, Maj. W. A. Watts, T. 1). Lake,
0. G. I'himpson, Y.-C'. -lellans, W. P.
Childress. 1. P. Simpsoni, .1. .1. Pluss,
J. T. Langston, 0. H. Simmons, H-. M.
\Vright, Dr. .1. S. Wolff, C. M. Miller,
T. C. Switzer, V. S. Bagwell, Arthur
Iludgens, J. 1. Coleman, '1'. G. :Ti'rayn
ham, J. Wade Anderson, aild Albert
Mr. Franks was 82 years of age and
had lived iln this city during the great
er part of his life. When a young man
he enlisted in the United States army
and saw service against the Indians
in Florida and the west. At the out
break of the Civil war he joined the
colors of the Confederacy and fought
throughout the conflict, being attached
to Co. it, 1st Siouth Carolina regiment
In which command he made ain elivia
ble reputiation for bravery. On ac
count of his previous training as. a
cavalryman in the-west, he did not re
main .with his company at all times,
but was detached to train cavalrymen
throughout the armies. Mr. Franks
surrendered at Greensboro and re
turned to his home here 'where lie en
gaged in farming andi as a .mechanic.
lie was an upright and honest citizen
and was highly esteenled by those
with whom lie came In contact.
MI. Franks is survived by his wife,
who was a Miss Ballow, anti three
sons, as follows: DeSaussure, Rt. G.,
and Marvin, the former two living
here and the latter in Charleston.
HIPPODRIOME IN PICTURES.
New York's Most Wonderful Plahuy will
bh Shown alt the Idf"e Hour Next
A complete piicture portrayal of the
)lIppodrone, New York's largest and
moSt 1opular theatre will be shown at
tl.judle Illour Theatre next Friday af
ternoon and niigiht. The pietures re
produce thle 'main hIistorical events of
American h'istory and~ arte ariranged
most Interestingly. Th'lousands of ac
tors are engaged in the perfornmance
and it Is altogether considered the
Imost. mlarvelous stage producition ever
giveni in any theatre.
Ilennuo Store Rlobbed.
The store of J. C. McMillan, at Ren
no0, was entered by thlieves Moniday
night and a quantity of clothing and
oth~er thlings secured. Tfhree white
men are susp~eeted of the crime and
yesterday Rural Policeman Abr'ams
and several citizens were close in be
'Yene flss Re-Captured.
Venco Ross, thle whlite man convict
ed at tile last term of court for non
supp~iort of his wife andi who escaped
from11 the jail before commencing his
sentence, was re-captur'ed in the west
ern par't of the county several days
ago by Rural Policeman K(ellet and
iodged1 in the county Jail. It will be
remembered thlat he was given a sen
tence of one year on thle county chlainl
gang or in the state penitentiary.
-Di'. Wauichope to Lecture Here,
Dr. G. A. Wauchope of the depart
ment of English, University of South
Carolina will address the Wednesday
Ciub at their regular meeting today.
'Dr. Wauchope is one of the mostI
learned of South Carolina's educators
and no doubt will handle his subject I
"Shakespeare" in a mnost illuminating I
Sentencd to Eiht Yeirs in Peniteni.
thiry fOr Shooting i'. 31. Irby.
Acting upon the recommendation of
the State hoard of pardons Gov. Man
ning has granted a Parole during good
behavior to Parrott Milam of Laurens
county who was convicted at the
spring term of coit. In 1910 on the
charge of assailt and battery with in
tent to kill and sentenced to serve
eight years in the State peniteijiary.
Milaim was charged with shooting W.
M. Irby, a Laurens county farmer, in
The report of the board of pardons
on'-the case is as follows: "State
against Parrott Milam, Laurens coun
ty, for assault and battery with Intent
to kill; sentence eight years. This
party has served more than half of
his sentence, and there is a petition
which contains the names of more
than 3,000 citizens of Laurens and
Greenwood counties. We recommenid
that this prisoner be paroled during
Milain has been eonfined in the
S'tate Penitentiary for four years. A
former governor of the State refused
to grant himi1 a pardon. Yesterday
N111am1 went to the ohlice of Gov. Manl
nng, who talked 'with him for some
tim and advised him to begin life
anew with a deterilIination to make
good. AMilam was convicted when lie
was 19 years old. * .
It was said at the governor's of
five that Gov. Mlanning in granting
tile parole was not infieliueced lhy the
large numiitiber of ia mes on tlie pe
tition. Milam left for his home inl
Laurens county on the afternoon
D. A. It. fMETING.
Next Meeting May 7th, Will be Held
Ill Waterloo With Mrs.. Wharton.
The lenry Lau rens Chapter, ). A.
R. will hold its next meeting at the
residence of mirs. Cal Wharton, at
WRt'rloo, Friday, 3May 7th. Daughter.;
are requested to take the 8:20 train
and to return on the 2:20. Me 'mbers
who cal not atteid, are nrged to
Phionie the Regent, Mrs,Carolyn Irby,
Tuesday, .lay -Ith, in order that she
mDay make all necessary ar'ranigemients.
Mlrs. W. L. Gray, Sec.
HIG MASONIC MEET'ING.
hiree Degrees to bo Conferred at
Meeting Here iay 13th .
The local Masons are looking foi
ward with a great deal of interest to
the meeting Which Is to be hield on
\lay 1:th wlen three degrees will be
2onferred. Three grand lodge ofil
ezrs will be Present to take part in
lie cCIerlionlies: Grand Alaster Geo. T,.
BIryan, of Greenv'ille; Depity Grand
\faster It. A. Cooper,, of Lattrens an
District Depiuty (;rand Master W. It.
Patton, of cross Anchor. Invitations
o attend will he sent to all lodges in
D)AIS-hIoPj~t OPENS FltilAY
Wiel htnown Lurenis Firm W1ilil ie.
('1onleimene iluIshiness Th'iis Week.
Davis-Roper Company wvill rei-open
.ts dloot's for business next Fridlav the
O0th, after having been Closed since
he first of M\arch. TIhie proposit ion
nuade by the firm to the creditor'S was
iecelttedl and they will continue their
business at the same stand and un
her the same management.
Theu' re-entrIanee inito the buisine~ss
~vor'ld of Laur"ens will be r'eceivedl with
~rent pleasutt'e by their' many friends
biroughotut the conty1. Theui r unusual
y large assortment of merchandise
las always miade the stor'e an attrae
ion to the visitors to thue city and the
p~roprietors announce that they will
aontinute to carr'y their ulsual var'iedl
stock. Their lpresent $17,000.00 stockf,
niclulding this 5lprinigs materials, will
eo gr'eatly addied to at once, giving
hem their reguilr spring line.
Shiootinig In Youngs Towniship
Frank( Clark and Thomas H-ender'
on, well known citizens of Youngs
ownshiip, -became engaged in an al
.ercation near Mr'. Hlenderson's home
tionday and as a result the former
w'as seridshy wounded by a load of
utn shot and the lattet' received a buil
et wound in his toot. Particulars as
0 the occutrrence are meager, it be
ng understood, however, that the at
ray was the result of ill-feeling that
uad existed fo some tim
Local Talent to I1 it ve E v W:ertnm eI n 11,
for the enelt of the Imliprovemleli1
Two 1inir lvPovokinlg plays "A
MeoneiclI llo imeiirang" and "T. oI
Mluclh of a Good Thing", are to be giv.
ml in the Gray Cout I-Owi ngs schioo
bitling11 1 Friday night, .\lay 71!1
malieIrs( o i tihe "twin citls". .\V0or,1
ing to Ihe prograil which is beina
Oir'tctlated inl the viciilly ".\ lang
Ifor every inlintite of thle performlanlce'
is git)Iaiteed. The price of admis
4ion will be 15 and 10 cents and th(
proceeds will be devoted to the school
The following is tle cast of clanic
l's inl "An -.'olloilc iloomcraig":
hi. Alexander Dabbleton
.lohn Carey Boll
Irs. Alexander Dabbleton
Miss Nora Wilson
\Ir. Bird 'Plover I. T. Wilson
Nirs. IBird P lover Miss Aliene Willi
The Doctor Sam Boli
Naggio Mliss Clara Wood
The following Is the oast. of char
Icters in "Too Much of a (Uood
Sir. PerkIns Waddy T. 1li
%Irs Perkins Miss Mau rie Sim jpson'
Tl'ol Connor Owinug,
Fred Albert Glra3
Iu'ic1e Flowles .\Miss Laurie ( ray
llattle Perkins .M iss Ethel Cheek<
Nellie Perkins Miss Iuey Cliek
lennie Cowper .M iss Nitai I luntsi
Polly Miss Lila 3oor
4OI"I'll l-N WiTEllS IN SIESSION,
Mee ting if Local Interest hecause oi
Ile Appearance of Lau iirens Wo mani
upon lie Programin.
The program of the annual meetinp
orf the League of Southern Writers. tc
be held In Chattanooga, Tenn., the lat
ter part of this month, has been re
ceived by The Advertiser. Local in
terest is attached to the meeting b)
fhe appearance upon the program o
Mrs. Cora Cox Lucas, of this city, wht
will read a iper upon the su bje
"A1usie as an Ilicatunional Factor, in,
fluence of 'Popular Song' ". Anothei
South Carolina mlle noted upon t(
prograil is that of .liss Mary b". Fray
e, rur1al school demonstrator, ol
Iock Ilii. 'Mrs. .1. A. Epiirrson, wir
ias visited .\Mrs. Lucas here, is also It
read a paper. 31rs. Lucas is treasuir
Dr of the league.
As set forth at file conclusion of ti
program, "The object of the League i4
lie advancement of education in thc
South, the diffusion of information and
the co-operation of the writers foi
Lheir mutual benefit; the cultivation
.f the amenities of the profession by
personal intercourse and the inter
hange of opinion among the writeir
f the South; the preservation of tic
rights. the maintenance of the honor
lignity, history and tradition of the
HOG CiLERi NEl.t weatrEN,
Nem' farmert ada Vsated lost omunbi.
lost dek andli injectedl oeri
berimic1a ag me of dieasehos sn
he epdenvicmnity.wIhe had eriss.
:s thave alreadiy laensuffee afne sev
'0r'll famers has al ready lost 1aluable
mdgs deat. 1. A injected hostr
se other losge. utmhero ase sa
Ithe epidemic haso baloed.peass
~as aeary beenffred n Cusov
'org antanc as aledcost ofbtee8it hogts
itndClemsonM. J.A JfordW has s
>ontMsMy Madnl d n hslstao wi.os
Oeside ohernioshes ifrlisalo aid
hay btahe idi bywrtigsi alstae
n othegpart 'ohfi th . couny.
e fori-nnua preeting of t I
asermay Cont Sureifro Cnention
'lleelt act of etween church cets
lay andoudy. wrThng toMr.t are
outy largel aendedrandr tis ons
so abexpc to res anformation. The
naype oeathed btay commniy ae
)painin tongveno th detany.
tseally Warelm e ddadti n
Greenville Po1mast rship
Forced ai Issue
File Speakers al ,JIdson Mill tire
Quest loned as to (Greenville Post.
Il Ites hipit.. No other Canuud idates
have yet A nni o i nced.
Grcenville, April 25.-Tlie (onr 11es
sional canmpaign wNas opened U1i1 last
night at the .1udson nlil % when the can
didaes outlined their policies to a
large crowd which had assembled to
hear, the speakers and also to partako
of the various fancy things which had
beeni prepared by tle Judson camip, W.
II. M. L4eat he0wood presided and he
was introduced by .1. F. Langston.
The speakers were each limited to 15
minutes and all were given good at
tention and applatided.
I . J. G ant t , of IFpartanhliiirg, was
the first speaiker and lie outl I.nd his
policy. lie stated that lie was a .ief
fersonian .Democrat, despite what
anyone might call himt. IHe\ was asked
who would be his candidate for post
mia'ter of Greeniville if he were elect
(d and lie stated that lie saw no rea
son why he should not coifirmil for
m11er Congressman .*ohinson's decision
ant1(d appoint W. 1). Metts.
I. C. Blackwood, of Spartanburg,
spoke next. and lie made a most fav
orable impression. Ile was also asked
whom he would appoint for postmas
ter of Greenville in ease ie wero
"oeted and lie stated that unless he
could fin( sometling agailst W. D.
Mets lie would appoint him. le
said ie knew nothing against Methts
1ow. lie took up the tariff question.
and spoke on national questions.
Mr..Johnson, of UTnion, spoke next.
I ie made a clear-cut talk on nationat.
politics and when amlked whom he
would appoint postmaster of Green
ville in case he wer elected, lie stat
ed that lie begged to be excused. liec
stated that ie had been probate judge
in Union county for the past eight
Sam J. Nicholls, of Spartanburg,
was greeted with cheering when ho
camne forward and announced that he
was running upon the same pltform,
which was good roads and govern
ment aid in their building.
When asked whionb lie would favor
for postmaster in case lie were elect
ed, lie stated that lie would be for
Mletts if Metts was a San Nicholls'
man, otherwise lie would be for some
one else. lie said he would not ap
point any man who was not a Sam
Niclolls' man. Ile was given hlrty
lipplailse at his col uellision.
I. A. MAorgan spoke next and he Wwa
also heartIly applauded at. ihe outset;
andic Conclusion oif his talk, lie told
of hiis hoyhd dnct(ays, how lie was rear
ed up lon a farm11 in Piekens countiy. H1o
fa vored good roads, a restiuted Iin
gratlion, lie statd ct Ihat hle (lid not
care to make aniy promises as to thio
postm Ilastershtip whien the (uestion llwaIs
but to himin lie spoke for thle groater
part of hiis timei upon)1 nationial ll~ics.
The chiai rmian of thle mee('tuig thlen.
called for Shierif'f IHector whlo spoke
upon01 hiis canldidlacy for sheriff. Ilie
stated that maniy false rumors were
liei ng circuil ated u pon Iim1 andc t hat
lie wvas being piersecut ed, t hat a gang
ws a fter him; hut that the .1 udson.
boys wvould stiCk to hIm and tount. he
wouldc win out.
TiEA (HERIS TlO ME ETl,
Cotunty Teachers' Ass~oeiat Ion Will Or
ganlize Next Sat urday for Scesslon of'
On neCxt Saturi day mlorning at 10:0
o'clock, ev'ery teacher In the county
is expected to1 he at. the court hiouts
with a lunch. There they will for'm
a line and mfarchi togetherl to the sul
phur springs where they wIll elect
oflecers for the county teachlers' asso-.
('latlon of 1915-191(i. Afteir the elec
tion of ofileers, lunch will be spreaud
and a iiocial hor' eqnyed.
At Poplar Springs,
There will be an exhibition at Popha
har Spring schoolhouse Friday night,
AprIl 30th, beginnIng at 8 o'clock,
The public is invIted. No admnnian.