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V3)LUN~iIE XXXII. LAU~RE.NS, SOUTH (CAI-OIJANA, WE-DESW)AY, APRiL- 11, (917.NUV 3
Exhibits Have Already Been
of Visitors is Expecte
Plan111s are already abotit comileted
for the annual couity svhool fair
which is to be held Friday of th's
week. .t1jding fiomo Ihe exlii is
which have already leen laced in the
court. house and from the nue mber of
coitestants who have aiready eltere:'
their nanics !I tle varlus0 delrt
ments, thle fair Niis yearI will comei1 III
to the Ilost sAlgilid expectat iols in
spite of tle near approach of war.
.91111. of t'ducationi .1. II. Sullivan ( and
.\lrs. Friirsoni, coulity school :utpervis
or, have worked uiceasingly in ar
ranging the details of the exhibition
and yesterday very little was left to
be done before the childrei, teach
era anld oillookers begin to arrive.
Plans are being made to bring out
a patriotic effect in the parade. The
city school children have already pro
vided themselves with United States
flags and other s0hools will be ex
pected to display the national colors
where they have them. Followiig the
parade, as an noiu nced in alotlier col
umn of the laper, a meeting will be
held eln the graded school grolulds
where two addre:e5 will he mii ad e o0n
paI t rigtism and irepa red 1 iss. The
elders pi'r tieitlarly are urged to hear
these addre'sss, as they -vill he of,
Vital interest to the cou nty.
The l)ol!ee dei'lrInenit is mailag
preparations to take eare of I he
crowds in its usual polite and effec
live ilannile. t was annoluned( ys
lerday that jio vehicles would be al
lowed on the pulijc squarie untiln'
ler the paradie,-on accouit of the vcon
gestion, the dlaunger' to pedestriains and
tile coifusion they 'would eiiuse tle
pad.01le. i'cople wil! be expecled to
park their cars and teamis elsewhere
until after tle iutrade.
The foliowing is the progrim and
(lie list of declaimers for the day:
I-laterary contest -10 o'clock at
Lauriens graded school bAilding.
S-Deelaimat ion con test--10 o'clock
in Laurents graded school chapel
ai(n Haptist S. S. room.
I -i i~ caentar'y 3ect--10 o'clock,
LJauMrens graded school camplius.
IV-Grand I Parade- 11:30 o'clock.
V---Awarding of blue ribbons-12:30
o'clock, Latirens graded school cami
ms, and oath of allegiance to Unit
ed States flag.
VII--figh school athletic mect---2:30
o'edock, Laurens graded school
VIIl-Viewing exhibits-10 a. in. to 3
P. Im., court house.
IX-H igh school oratorical contest
8:30 o'clock, Laurens graded school
... High School Decilmation.
'Cliarlton H oi kusims, - Shiloh
"Sergeant lrentiss' First Plea"
Scott George - Trinity-Ridge
"The Unknown Speaker"
Ansel Godfrey - - Clinton
"The Chariot 'Race"
Caisle iHarley, Gray Court-Owings
"Undcer the Souithiern Flag''
Chlas. illakely - - Ora
"Deathi of Benedict Arntold"
WVarren~ Bolt - - - 'isurens
"independence of Cuba''
D~e Vanet Lecague, Iickkoi'y Travern
"'Spar'ti1cu to the Giadlators''
C. C. Cox L anford
"'Future t'emioraucy of Solith Cai'olina"
Declama1)1tioni (ontest fori Hoys.
Lauriens 'Townsip) Fiiurman Keely3,
Watts Mill-"Shuelng Things",
Dils Township, Chai'les Ilellams,
Griay (Court-Owings-"Tihe Iloy's lRe
marks to Is Stomach"
Sullivan Trownsip, Tilliman tol t,
Uickory Travern-"The Young Man
Waterloo Towvnship, Jones Martin,
Seuffletown Township, Jaimes Willard,
Langstin-"HI~ng a Man".
Hunter Township, Mariori Hipp,
Mountville-"The H~apply Little Crip
Youngs Township, Ansel Williams,
L~aurens Township, Nathan Blarksdale,
Trinity-Ridge - "Nebuchednezzar'
and the Mule".
Dials Township, Charles Johnson,
Waterloo Township, Tver'ett Daven
port, Palmetto-"The 'Engineer's
Seiffilotown Township, Carlton Snyder,
H#ttu Township, Balph Barrow,
IIbl FAIR FRIDAY
i Placed and a Large Crowd
ri to be In Attendance.
\'ernoln Cox, Ill
Dut nImt ion Contes. for Girls.
Eauois Towniship, Fi'alexS Chid res
L atIr els cily xchool "Aun Dabful's
Dials Township Saim Owings, G ray
('ourtl "The Telephlot10".'
Sullivan Township, Nellie \\asson,
I ilekory TavernI--"\Whenti the Mln
ister Conmes to Tea".
Waterloo Township, Kathleen Cul
bertson, 'ko-i-"Blaby's Troubles".
F- u llelown Township, Fratnces Ander
sol, ,Mlsgrove-"AIdven tiles in Na
itnier Township, lelen Workman,
Youigs Townshipi, Ida Babb, Youngs
--"The nesettirik Sin".
( 1a:nmar Grades
Laurcns Township, Rluth Stuart, WaIts
DMain TownshiIp, Margaret liodgers,
(,ray Cou rI -Owigs--"Tle .liet".
Sulli1vanl Towniship, Lonla Habi1winl.
II kkor-y Tavvrnl--" o)'on BI rov'i.
Courtsh ilp". d
\Waterloo Townslhip, Sadie lI11o,
I"om "l Il llos o 1)".
Sotilletown Township, Irenio Donnlon.
Sandy riigas --"Stlon ClIhive".
[lu1nier Townsiilp, Sjbylla Suliranol.
.\lou tvl- ----dy-ar "
Yn . linos TIIownsiop, Lillie Green li
'.\SEc red.\RDEN PROD01'.
a 111n11red .LurenS Wome \rre k0 to
P an.5 Tomnilo liint( EIIIIh
In the shorl silane of about an11 houlr
Mrs..R. T. *4111nia1 and Mrs. 11. ..
Parkinsen secured the name of ablol
a hutndred women wlbo altree to plant
at least twenity-five tomlato plants InI
their garden tis year ats a part. of thle
general mlobilizatlonl of forees-t'o pre.
pare for the war. The intention of
th?. ladIes is to enlhit every \voman
in . i city in file l1ovelmelti amn( to
encourage them to raise other lhingA
besides. Monday afternoon at -I
o'clock County Demonstr-atoi P1. W.
Moore will address thein at the grad
ed school building. Anflyone else de
siring to add their name to the list
Tay notify either of the above lades.
As one of the,ladles ,ai(d yesterday:
"Owing to the demand for food by
the allies and owing to'tie high pric
es Wf all food stuff we feel that it. Is
the duty of every woman to see that
the tomatoes served on her table this
ummor and consumed by her family
this winter should be raised in her
Own garden." '4
Anyone interested In raising toma
toes can have het name placed on
the government list and receive much
helpful' information concernfig this
mitbject by spleaking to Mrs. R. T. Dun
lap. . a ,
Week (of April.
Tihe next ternm of Civil Court to be
held( in this coun-ty will begin on the
foutrth Monday in this month with
.1 udge .Jamnes E. Peuorlfoy Ipresidling.
Tlije following have been drawit to
iferve as jurors:
Laurens-John Ii. Power, W.. II. Me.
P'hall, J1. RI. Murfl, (C., F. lhrooks, C. E.
Dials-T'I. I. Ilienderson, S. F. Stewv
art, 13. II. Gray, W. L. Anmstrong, Ri.
U'. Woods, -D. M. IIoldler.
Youngs--U. K. Garrett, J. B. Clod
frey, S. D) Martin, W. C. Putnman.
Scuffletown--C. A. Owens.
Jlacks--RI. N. Malone, Lee I. Spoon.
H-unter-N. R. Young, P S. .Jeans,
Cross lli1l--. J. Hitt, S. A. Leaman,
Ri. Wi. Brown, J. B. Neal.
Waterloo-S. M. DavIs, R. L,. Ow
Ings, J. Wofford Anderson, J. C. Pin
Tramnmell, A. 0. Copeland, F". M. TBuz
hardt, P., I, Abrams, W. 0. Murff.
Edwin Liucas Transferred to Oreenville
Mr. Edwin W. Lucas, who has been
connected with a cotton firm in s'par
tanburg for some timed\has been
transferred to tho Greenville offices of
the saine firmi and 'will make his home
there in the future,
ISSUES PROCLAMATION OF WAR.
President Wilson Signed the Resolution Declaring a
State of War with Gerimny and issws Proclamation
Calling on All Citizens to Support the Covernrnent.
W hi .~1 C ii n-CI il G. I 've i' 1n t i t C iinvd the resC
ioni of1 4ngress5 dlthn~inig a ste' oI wCi- hIw~een the l'ited Sitte
.111d1 (rNmy. :llce pr sident e signed a proCT . nii f'omallY <do
'-uiniii a state od wai hetwei te li' ited Stas IiIi Germany. In
the l-o m it-11ionl hv 1eniled upon11 .\metrivanl citizenls to) give support to,
,l.m]I re ofl the g.overnmen1clt. T ewm- prolclainlation Ilollows
"\Wli-e s, Iie congrevss ol the Ilnited States inl tilt (-XeeIisv ofI tle
-onlst ituI tional authlority, vested inl them~ have resolvedl by, joinit resoilu
tion of the Seilate and house ol rtlpmepi tatives hearinig (ai'e Ihis day
t1hat Ile state of, warI betef 'ei the Il'nited Statse an1d the Imperial er
man goverimiieit whiil has been 1hrt 11pon the Il4ited States is here
by t,411'Ially declared."
"Wluereias, it is provided by sectio 41,067 of iithe revised stats. as
Whenever there is delared a wr between the I'nited S'tates
Midall ny oreign nation mr govermnent]] or amy* invasion orl pr ebItory inl
CIIur'sioni is perpetrCated. atteil)ted or tlreatened against the territolr
fli the I'aitl Stal es, Iv Ii by n forciiI nalio ' or Cover mt'iii . antd the
prelC-i4e!nt iIIakes pub1lie prolChuna1iC tion of, the eveit, all iiat ives. Citizens.
'1Ci;z(1nS W. 1Ibj'e!s I I hostil! nation rw verim-nt b ing malC of' tilt'
Y :o \ti- a11 CImu.: . wh; )hai1 be wi 1thi" 1 - I' ited I ;Iu s
:Ind ' ll nat i xl d.l h l bC liabl 1!,'hl h.t a p pnh m Il d I. r
- T m r.s int i.j 11t 4r (1 in 1. an 11rh 4-ni-nt. bY ) hiw -m
it n 11h ! r.:. or m hell: pubili, io ".,. di) - 1 11n- hi.oh -
n i 1.1 lil t o l r i lital lildtt It Wm'd he lien.1 w iv h meC l linhl.
I li' inooiC "' mal de(-nC( ofI thet irestra1int t whh-h'l tb-v shll Ihe subje-I
,ind( w.hat vwwos ;:nd( upon whatI serlityv their res'idenfce sha11 ll- perit
i, is to inovide _Ior in n-Va of th(l1 1 who>. 111it being-.' per-ilttold
I iecsidIll w:1h ii t l ' I 1 itd' i StaItes. eu111se orI iIe'eet to depart there
Iiromii : anid to establish any , v sicil reguilait ions which ar-e flod ievesm-'y
inl thev p-inisos mnd I'mr lilt, public safety.
"\\'hereas by st'C'tion 41,0t8, -1,069 11(n -1n.070 of the revised statu1teS.
im-ther lpovision is mitode re'lative i alien eie ies' (coliviction.
Now, I lit ref'oreC , I \\'oordrow \\'ilson, president 1f1 the I' lited
S oltat Aeivrien, do, in-rhr proClaim. to aill whoimi it iiaiy coCierni.
that a stat(,of war exists betw'en Ilite I'nited States aid the Imperial
.'eriai gov;eiiient'iit ;aini 4 do speCially direit all ottifers, tivil or. mil
itaory, of the Initel States thmt Itey excicise vigilance and zeal inl the
dis"harge1ll of1 the dultie-S ineident1 to) such a state. of war; and f do, mlore
ov(e, eal i'istly appeal to all A me rican citizens that they, inl loyal de
votion t their Country, dediented from its fouidation to the principles
of) 1ilibeirty and justite, uIphold the laws of, le laal, an1(d give undivided
and willing sulpport to Ihose imeasiures which nlimay he adopted by the
Coist itlit ionial alt hoirit ies inl proseclting Ilit war to a1 siccessil issli
aind inl obtaiitig a sniTe and ,just peace;
A"nd, atting oiler an11d by virtui(e of the authority vested inl me b*v
tihe(i const it lit ion of thlie I'nited 'States and the said sections .of the rle
"I do hereby fiu-ther proclim and direet that t1he Condel to b
ise rvd onI he par'141t of th li'n iitedi States Iowa rds all niatives, citizens,
deizenis or' suhb.jects 4)f Germiia ny , being male ofl t he age of' 14 yearis
ain upwarids, who shall be within th lin ~iited States anid not actunally
sectlions of. the I- revi'ed et atutes' ar termIed'i14c atlieni eneii es, shll 1 be as
"401 alin eneii s areii 4 en~yt'joinIied'to Iprieserv the ac t olt (Ci''ICwar ds thle
Unit ed Stat Ies and1( to iefra in froii eriim ai(~ ga inst the14 pubi saf1n'51ety, anrd
froma violt 11 iig th l awMs of' the U n ited States and4 ofi theic stalte andCii ter'
ritornics thIereo(' tf, anid to i( refaini fi-omi actual hostIlit ies or' gi viing inflormna.
strii't ly withI te regiuliat imis whIiich arie hierebl)y or' wihi ch maly be fr'omi
time toC t imei( protl'ga td b1Iy the pre'tsidenit ; and( so long as they shall
('ond(1uirt theims'l ves ini accord(an ice withI Ia w, thley' shalt b)4 und(1isturbedl('(
in thle pti eafuil puruit~1 of( t heiri lives and1( o)Ccupat)1ions and14 be accoirded
Itie conisideatiIion duie to all peneu'l and1 lw-abhiding persons11, except
so far as re:':;trirtiona may bie ne(c'essariy for' their own prl iotect ion and for
I~he saf(ety of' the linited Slates ; and1 towards(1 suchi ailieni eenies as
'onduei(t-I thl(Ives8 ini ac'oirdanice with law, all citizens of thle Uinited
Stautes are' enijcinied to preserve the peceuC aiid to fren111t them withI all
suhl fr'ienidlinessq as may. be compatible with loyalty and allegiance to
the United States. -.
"And all alien enem'ies wvho f'ail to conducet themselves as so en
joined, in add(ition to all other penalties pr'escribed by lawv, shall be
liable to restr'aint, or to give secur'ity, or to remove and depart from
the United States in the manner prescribed by section 4,069 and 4,070
of the r'evised statutes, and as presecibied in the regulations duly pro
mulgated by the nresidnt*
Likely to Follow Germany
Bulgaria aund Turl
misintonA.pril !). uAst;ria-ilunI
vilil (erluo i, hay, r;', hl diptoliai ji
:.!0:0liOns w i li-, ! ,1m too . )I(,
(ipit i :, a1 (Itualion whi Ic - in
i.I expLvl 'd li re i t) lead to wal.
I '.-Nit l'.'rich Zw.ifliinek, lli, A.\ust rian
c h :1re,; V :;hed the Eae i ia tnn
to a or. pass-portsfor hn;, i
' a!T a d the Aulstrian ons la for(e
in this colintry: an!d simianeously
.\meori''-an .\ln ier. Slo\.all re4ported
froi lIerne that Anstria had ali
nionnleed the breah inl relatioll o t he
Amelican caibassv in 'Vivina yester
Ime1111diateIyV the Tlieasury Demrt
ilueil ordered the seizure of all Alus
tri"an inerclant ships in Airican har
bmrs The Austrian cl'ews5 were ltaken
oft and sent to iminigration stations
a i d A mericaii gurds ilt oi board.
Th'le ,ei1easure was explainled as pu1irely
ole cf poliec cau toln. lInt it is realizel
that it may he interpreted by Austria
as ani act of war. in a1 similar situia
lion a fteor the break with G ]rm. 110
hips were seized ;:: a state of w\ar
actiual ly had len dla red.
\\'hether liniga"ria amid Tur1key, are
to follow .01it i 1un11,110own,
1!.I lv ('CI( i 8 -,v I't
A. v:te il do .T l
ill ILi:' 'Ii! ol, Au-s.
Meetings to be Held All Ov
All Are Reque
Awakeieil to tlie importance of I
Iarger si Iiply of, food during Ile Coml
ilig "ilmmer111 '111(1 fall. P. W. Moore,
(oun11ty farIll delimoist rator, has elist
ed ithe a ssistan1e1 of a nher of
prominelln illel in tle cily and all ov
er tle county in ani effort to arouse
tie( people to tihle importance of rais
ing more food stuffs. After a con
ference yesterday it was decided to
arrange for a meeting In nearly every
section of the collity Monday night,
when the situation facing the county
andI country will he discussed. A meet,
i ng has already been arranged for a
number of collilmuillities and schools
and speacer provided for thom. At
other places, local citizens may ar
range ieetings and call on Mr. Moore
SAVS (ItMANS ARE
AT FULLT1j ST IENGTlI
iltIih ('hilef of Imnperlal Sta~IY le
Saerlllcees. (Glad to (Get A merlea's
tonight Is awaiting with the samie
tbrea thless imopatlinee as thle Ameicaln
10eop le thle dec ision of Congriess, whose
proc(ieedI ings are fully reported 0( in the
En rg Ili tress. ThliIs Is nbot hnense
any dloublt exists herie as to what the
resuilt of the vote in the Amnerican
congres will be, but1 becaulse the na
tmiln is aiou is to have a formal oIll
elal ex 1ression of its Seni timents of sat
isfact Ion ait Amierica 's ent ry into Ithe
st ruggl e on the sIde of thle Al lies
ac ross t he AtlIan tic fioma Pailrlimen,
which will adIjournI tomnorrow foi thle
F~aster recess, andt there Is ai general
desIre that congress arrive at its de
cIsIon In tIme to allow this to be (don1
before the Hiouse of Commlonis tises.
Pending the dlecision of conigress the
miInisters and reCsponisible otlleials In
Londlon hesitate to make aniy pulill
expression of theIr Ideas and senti
mients on Almeican cooperat Ion withl
the Allies. The present 11ood( of the
lUitlihipublic Is plexe~lY~d. On the
one hand they have daily evidence
from the wvestern front of the sp)leniild
success of the AllIes' contInuing ad
vance; on the other hand, the war of
fhee Is constantly InsIstIng upon the
urgency of providIng more men for the
front, and the ministers are imposIng
IncreasIng food restrictIons, warnIng
the coutry that 'stIll greater sacri
ficnn than an yne t endnrad will ba
- 'IM PANI inXW16vi AM1I -M& AMPU~IWAU.rqJj
in War on United ates,
(ey Remain Silet,
s il .\bt'int and Swttle will as
sil t . Mis ran illici s:s h& :m.
S (fe condlocts for the former Aus
1ian fileicizlls n C t .. iri) h %- w i
nl Iren h governmIIII'nlIs. \\ilhl t em11 1
i,;l "I nT)i the n e-viy -
a I n t'ld AnI.tI::n mI haIad r who
atrav-! inl N-ew, WYok on! the day Ger
Wally c;nonnepa her ew it of
1-1.' .,:( . \v wheae credentilIs
p1': dvun Wimo haus reise to ae
In a sIalInvinen tonight reviewiing
thiiate li('-otialicos Ile State Depart
'm-1nt ev'ele 1d 11hat n April 1, Iefore
lri.' oh h t \Vil-on wvilt be)forc ('on
res. to ask or- a dechalation of a
state of wa .r with rI m1inany, Austria
served notice that Such a declaratloiol
wolId In an a brewk hot weeun tihe
\\ashingon and4 \'inna governments.
TII is 11olilleation brou gtl to an
abrolplt c3d1 ihe St-ate Deparil't enllt.'s
efforts to dismul the .\Austrian for
1c:n 011 from adhecrin5t, .11lul to the
Ocimanii ) sulm ine policy.
.\thhi 1 t4y1 ,1111 ta of the com))
nonie11 h e h n:-cd Ira not gven
a di itin en the e i, Ir he :'i d
C' alts to hoh-*.t .\v t 2'4(vr. ! oin
4 ' 4 ' 1 o;icy pro
ia t IlalI
4 it a l o . n that
R FO00 D1SUJSS10N
er the County Mocday Night.
sted to Aticnd.
for help it) any way. In whdlion to thle
speaker.s whom) .\r. .o re will pro
vide, the local people are-( exp(,(led to
(,)etr into diiclssionl of the plans and
1m1 (asu11 res and decide fo tIhem3selves
the best plans') to iputrsuev. .Most. of the
meeings will bp held in the school
houises while others will hie held in.
popilar centers, acceorlding to the wishi
es of lthe people themslves. The fol
low in ' meting plaice 0nVe already
been1 provided for:
Laurens, Clinton, ray Cout, Cross
I lill, Mounitville, WVaterloo, Princeton,
Sandy Springs, lko4l, Lan1 ford, Ilick
ory Tavern, Renno, Edenl, Shiloh,
Greenpond, Moulnt Olive, Poplar
Spring, Goldville, Ora', Tip Top,
Youngs, Cooks Store.
There were I wo instances of this to
dlay. (Gen. Robertson, chief of the im
perial staff at armyl1 headqu11arters., de
0lar'ed tha11t the (Germanos are0 now
str'onger'by ai m1lion men01 than at
anly 1)0 timeLbfore and)4 that1 the sitruiggle
ill en)tai1 heavy sacrii fiees and)4 greater'
determ'in1at in. Winito Oh pen01cer
('hurch'!)ill, 1in 14 th flouse. oIf (CommoIlns,
in,. the0 (ourse o'0f a discusi~on of the
air1 s01rv'i3e, referre3'd to Amer43i('n's' en
try in)to tihe war as "'God-gr'anfed aid
to striugglinog Chr1istendom03)." and)4 de
elaIa1'ed that but1 for' this a41d n10 p1u..
(loaf man ('ould( have said thatf the is
5114 (of the( warl waIs settled(.
Nev03' sin)e theC vi10tory of the Marno
had( he pition 11 een more lI0'( seious,
addedo' Mr. ('hu rhill. a'nd evenOf with
.\mslrien in the0 st ruggl e, a most op
prsiv~ 1 .e situation0? 11ays be0fore thc na..
ion and1( the0 most ve'hemlent eff'orta
were03' needed. Thle mo10t terrlible months
of tihe warl were c'oming and~ it would
darin.' and trues'10t comr 1adlship) that
thet Allieos should 0030e sa1fely thr1ou~gh
Faed bly the gloomyv i1redictionls theo
11011op 4l1wh a1 few weekcs ago were in
(113med to) bel1Il aniy pr'act ical as
sirtanice th)e United States could( r'en
der'1, (een if' she came)1 into the wvar,
h.)eve( now'. a ten~decyl3 to go 14o the other'
extremfe and1( ho01e for everything fron,
Amn(riPlrean cerat ion. While It is
r'ecognlzedl that the great est aid pos
sible in th~e lnmmedliate future wouldi
be from tihe American navy, eand in
thle real11 of finance and supplies, keen.
curiiosity is displayed as to the line
of coopeOration with the neW ally wilt