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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1917. NUMBWt 39
GERMANS LOSE 100,00,
CRUSHING BLOW IS DEALT
ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Desperate Fighting Results in Magnificent Victory for
French Troops. Success is Greater than Somme
Offensive Viewed f roin the Standpoint of Destruc
tion Done to Enemy's Armed Forces and Damage to
to His Military Prestige. Fighting Continues.
.Paris, April 17.-Germany siifered another criushiig blow ulon
the Western front yesterday when forty miles of the stroigest pirt
of her line was wrested fromIt her with nll estimated loss of nearly
100,000 killed, wounded and prisoners. All France hails the victory
as a brilliant demonstration of, the skill of her generals anid the colr
age of her troops.
Aleasuired by tile amniount of territory treed, tile victory does not
Compare with the SoImimle offenlsive whieh opened a month ago, bit
viewed trom the atmtouniit of dest rue t ion done to the enemy 's aried
forees and the daiage to her military prestige, it is a. far greater site
eess. There enn be no <uestion et her of i previo us planlined retreat or a
su rprise. The eieiiy expected an atta-k alnd made every prcimration to
P'rom) Soiisns to ('raonnew thit 1erman,1 linle runls along a series
(0, hills (0f m11 average linght If 500 hct, with deep valleys betweel.
Tlle talkers advanlcd up tt(- the \ill'ys uniider a eross tire( froimi e-h1
11,111k bit the artillery (eairtainl, on a new hm ivntted by a liritish
gX(Iteierl, was so '1et:ive h1t Ilt o)erationl was vairried olt at les cost
than Iigit he expectld.
The141 V(1k poilit. if the (termai line is from (raoane to lheiis,
whvre .the grmilm is morte level. Ih-re the attack iade nlt'e p1o)gress
and the danger of a ruptrile of the line beaine so iimineit that tle
('eruims brong-hrlt in all available reeiwes. The reserves were sma1lishi
ed by the n. Iren'-h field artillery which kept c'lose on thIe liels (d, the
waves of infrantry. 'lhe result ofi today's operations 'is that tlie grat
Westeri battle has nlow joinied alog a front, oft close to 150 mile inore
thani oie-third of, the night ty live t'rmint Switzerland 4o the sea.
Along a 150-mgile front bttle4 lI ine tlie French ain4 British are pulsh
ing back the (Iermai armllies ll in titlilic striuggle fr thw Ilstery (of
the Western) fronmt.
Steppilg int) he fra.iy lIfter the British had been haitIeri' I. he
Giernan lifnes in the Arras region to bits for a week, the French strilk
an a 25-mile froni aloig tie Aisne', carried the Ger'man 4positiois to
III average depth 1 of fromli t w4) to t wE) and one-ilf Iiles, capt i m ior'e
thanl 10,000 prisoneris and lnminitainled all thle grounid wonl. Last ngt
af'ter the great sui ceess 01 o)f their iniitia 111iish, General Nivelle' S frces
ocelupied thieiselves with ionsollidating tg he ir Iniew positions aind revsidt
inig (ermilan colit('r-attacks. All these assaults were repilsed, anid
in the Ailles region, west of raoinne, the Gerimtans sutlyered heavy loss
es. 'I'heir total casialties, all told, in tle first, 24 hours fighting ate
estitmated at 10,,000 Iei.
IBoth iritish and Freh r11eports t d(1y ildiente that tit Intillt
tion of the operations is beiig hnipe)rIed by had wealih. N.\.evert lit- ess,
tie British pushed forward in i the region between St. Quentin and
Canbrai, advancing cast ( Epehy to Le 'Poibois fnrmn, l within two and
a half miles of' lie Catelet, where they threatened to cuit tihe St. Quen
tini-Cambirai main line of communication.
The strategic ot Iline of the A nglo-Freicl attack have beenl work
ed out in complete harinony by the sltall's of' tle Iwo ari'mies. The dis
patclhes indiente entire c o'-odilation for placi ng an(d tiiling the blows
delivered, so its to insire thi greatest possible e eetiveness.
immediaite obujective the isolat ion of' thle impllortant rail way centre of
Laoni, to tuirii the southern end of the Ilin denburg Iline.
The British already have pierced t his line at the northern end.
Th'le .joint o)peraltionl1 1ll pirently is aime au((llt the r'oll ing up of thle pres('
ent. Gernman front ini ani etrort to complel ai retirement on a greater
scale than aniy yet witnlessed~ on the Western'i front since thle battle of
()Operat ionis in ot her sectors of1 this fronit and in the other wvar
atreas lire ait pre'senit of secondalry imp Jor'tin(ce, lilthough the French nie
ivi ties fnurther' west in the Chanmpagne and1( ini thle A lsaic-Lorrainue d is
tri('t appar11 ently will hearl cldose watchi for' possible importa111nt. develop
In Allesopot aia th li riti hi have 11dvanc ied'( fiurither' up thle Tigris
to with in little more thian ten mniles of Samara i, 70 imiles northw'est of
I lagdad, wher'e another bat tle apparent ly is iimpenin~iug. Little r'esist
a nee hams been ofleired by thle TPurks in t heirp retreat.
~New Auto Numibers Arriing. Etrandb r.Rpr
The new automobile number's to beH I.Hpi aura te'on)f(
inaovided by the usale highway comn- e~-cjS~ldbu' fswn
missIon uinder the new automobIle tax Cnesto.Ieo' 10u~un a
law have commepced to make their aloiielM'.I~~r5rC1atmt
apparacen hetrets alhouh nted rsed.yMs.Rpr
theyarenot e~liire unil My 1 T. he', needer cltmet withors.
Yesterday ~ ~ ~ ~ rdye severa.l ofurthe newinnes C . hl, cetr oJ~ge and
madether apeaance Trasuer onston. ofoe Unthed me din- a
Ro D.Young lazedthe tal her ti' la courstewsenditito
appervidion hel itets thoughotti(auoia wl evetmro
than the otyeure cunt pla.y h 1the an to orfrtletnn
nowslteda severaow the ae, thmei h nte ttssgnlofcr
nmdetr and earancisse. lTreau~,rervcoplehestbebe
its wil non bpobled the tll hr oentrteaito op.Bat
w hantheol tl county platsoe. m. bugherld
new late onl sho thestat,4th
nube an erofise.Hratt
D IN A DAY
A GRIAT 8tDnOFf
Left For Camp Moore Mon.
Large ('rod i thered at. Ralilroad
Station 3onday Morning to Witness
Departure of the Traynham Guards
and to (i -oldiers Goodbye.
A huge crowd of parents, brothers,
sisters, sweethearts and friends of
Company ), better known locally as
(lie Traynham Guards, gathered at the
railroad station Monday .morning to
witness the departure of the troops for
Columbia and to bid them goodbye.
h'lie Crowd was not demonstrative to
any considerable degree, as the seril
oilsnless of the occasion weighed heavi
ly oin all who Were present The Soldier
boys Ilieiselves, while no boisterouis
In any measure, were aloiie in any oul
ward demonistrat inls of levity. ''he
train got avay from file statll after
((In o'eek and biy nig htIfall itie boys
wvre 1lrea0dY (nl'la:Iped aIt SIty-:.
The lIoal (o'upany w%*eIt o il .1 rail
()I hwelve, cars, a1 portin:1. of wikh
wvas oc'cupied b) ythe (i'eeniille and
S 'partaliblirg comi i e sio;, bothIi com1
poseil f(I, a 1inw hiiI I 1 iieii, Ihe
f ireviei 1 coim paniy headed hy Capi.
Workiian and the Simrlanhrg comi
panly by ('apinai .lust-ice. Other, r.nI
aiintal ollicers am ro1mn ( orienviil.
The local compllany. commInII111led by
api. .rthur e v. , wi th ien ,tn .nt ).
H. iit. h e ha d .bw 1. Smith, I fti
'lluren1S w%.ith aboll eighty menl. ex
petiig abolt twenty iore old mon
and~ recrulits to joinl It Inl Colum i a.
Lefor ee Chale cin Iwn1Ive
forier mei beI~ rs '1nd4 recrulits, 1) I
beenu wevo (mb i t (11 ne ..mount 1 ( of d
Iwendent 1:111llies. and ph1ysical I.k
blilldies. Cn aro m i th1 Short tilme
b hotw ee n hw v l to arm s a ml the d -
aew lor , I' arny C b ia a 1r1cord of the
eo.pany's membership wm; not male.
o the nams of those who i (I waorw
en iIId oiint bw had for publiation.
AIong the ine yoing mlien aroln und nhe
to tenliss were Charles Filing, D)ave
Clildlrsh, Carol Smnith, Anthony Ful
lear, terih Workmadn, Iames rews.
Dewey Boyd, liarey Parrott aind oth
The all to assemble lin the armory
ernme Friday nighti. Saturday morn
ing the ilembers Of thle companyi be
gani to assemble and by Smnday mIoren
inll of the comnan'y fro:n the imle
date territory ad already reported.
The comlpanly has a1 num11ber of memil
bers from other cities, however, and
these were expected in Columbia.
Thpe compan, with the" other -om
lumibia, S. C."' It is expected that they
wVill be mioved to some other ((oint at
a fuitinre (late to do guiardl duty, though
exact oirder's as to fiuture dlipositioni
have not becen given.
A mnaiiage of much iinterest to their
many fr'iendls was (liat of Miss Fannie
lr4bo to Mir. ,toe 11. Siimpsoii, both of
Clinton, which took place last Wednes
day even Iiig at. thle parsonage of the
I lolmes St reel Methodist clhurchi, Laun
rens, by (lie Rev. W. L. Mlulilkin, a
cousin of the bi'ide.
'Mr. and( 'Mlrs. Simpson left shortly
after' the ceremony for Atlanta where
they will spend a week, after whlehl
they will be at home to their manny
frIends on North flroad street, Clinton,
Mrs. Simpson is (lie atti'actlve
daughter of Mr. and~ Mrs. D). 11. Iobo.
Mrs. Simpson was educated at the
lPresbyterIan College at Clinton. She
numbei's heri friends by the scores.
'Mr. S4implson ,s a son of Mrs. George
Cunninghianm, and is a rising young
business ivan of 'ClInton. lIe andl his
bride have the good wishes of a host
of friends who wish thorn every suic
cess in life,
Meeing of Masonsu.
Rising Sun Chapter, R., A. M., will
hioldl Its regular 'meeting Friday night,
April 20th. A large attendance is re
AN D PATRIOTISM
Annual School Fair Helt
.\in unia County Schol lFaiir lIield I'n
der (lear Skies.. Laurens Wis Tro
phy ('1i1 and De In clam1ation ('ontest
(BHy Charles II. Garrison.)
Under clear skies, four thoustio
school children marched Friday to thi
tune of "my Country "'s of Thee'
while at the close of the parade, sai
to tie file most successful one in th
five years existence of the Lauren:
coint y school fair, every one stoo
with bared head as the oath of allegi
ance to tlie flag was taken.
The event was the lifti annua
school fair an( attention to atiletIe:
and eloqinence Was surpassed by tha
of plhtriotlisi, as half (f the childre'
in ]lie waved oil high an Aimerica
flag. while all cheered lustily as onl:1
a schiol child call ii c i. .\s the PIr
r.e i( a Wo'.fild it way oI ( I he gradri
s lIool Hiw!sI h r to h . di. fIll,
the ::'iId : ock f u ap hill Soi. I n I
In Iii " I .ii" w il there , l 1:nt I;
Iuc aIP l it aI II *l'ryihs i of ches r.
thou (i' nds o f un hail . 1 ,as to n r-l
tie ot a:ion (f this hitori cityv. I I
In th e nuor v of IIthI i habitainl
n-uhlin l se (! Sf So insiring hald eve
io i "IIled of " and athing to III
I:c riotic spiri s( I r malnl ti w ia
I tenhl of ih hupTora liYenh al (ui ii l
lowal mi11::lry volaipany, n\iho on- ,
f(.w\ hours- befo had beent valled I
the olrs nd , were thliin llo~isin
in hlail ariiiory a1 slolle's throw awal
Fromt the standpoint of attendanetI~v
the fl'air was n t pl l to fn.' llark o
former years, but fthii wts atclIccoII
for by the fuIel that1 th1e farmers o!",
liaelrens, living utoi e 1m a her
thei nation, were at hoie busy weinl
scow ani tieasi, hein te ''wiIh
walr by fedig tho nationl." Altho !
there weit but fw adts i the cit\
lite school childrenl wereI~ thero il
ttae prti the beveiilp tii a
abinoane, ehere bjin twenty-eigh.1
schools relpresented inl the parnac
lrom early nonl un,1t noon, hgIe
andi automobles were streaming ih
the city from llII parts of* the countyl
bringing bright-eyedl childIren, enge
to take part. In he events of the da y
butc no lsIs eager to joi their voi c
with chos of tie nation and to rail.
'round the Stars and Stripes. O al
iost every vehicle, wethera proellel
by motor o the more conservativ<
horsel floatedl a large Amer-ican1 flag
whicli never faile n to attrat arttentio
from those seeing It.
The ( irwst events i the( day were il
declamation, reading spelling am
aomotonnet of the grammaats
Hadeb hee elint Mill grad
the gigantic aring a dsIn the
ofvarch rompetly T winners asha
werein the lie of m archa.oen
matey smaour thanildren ten, pat 11i
parse cofnte andite lss lif wor
march was sai byo o the efolboex
ei onal, hkoih clas, Ysierngmt
arienofshie participan thas.Ga
cityd Clito mill Clintn.ill ~ba
Wadsworath, Cenral, sartd therin
of ..\arch promptly an 1O:3. Thi
weare dn the ine Of h macappoxt
mrately foc houand wentdrin, Cirpr
penling twaety-owgh Lahoos strae
arthenfce coute Trin oint
hentilnofmarch wa cmpse o abou folo
mile, being in1 su11.an TrniyRigeoron
thebt, Woortwilson, inpiony fo
thFriends, whoelneder, sethalkGra
etrinto the arutiglon, thbo
paraein foedi on e comn bfte
(gontinuedhon, andiwetor uPaChe,)
E FOOD SUPPLIES
se Liable for Military Duty
Service and Assigned to
Work in the Fields.
or 1 ece a fr('e(oi just as tirIuly
and just as effectivl as the In&.ti oil
the hattlei l1d or iln the tieliclies. The
induistr1Sial forces of, the country, ien
and women alike, will be a great na
Iiolal, a greal int''rnational service
ariy--a notable and lonored host en
gaged in the service of the nation and
the world, the elicient friends and
saviors or free imen( everyN where. Tiou
sands, nay, huntiredis or thousands of
men otherwise IlIabe to milItary serv
ice of right and of necessity he ex
etised from that service, and assigned
to the fundamental slistaining work
of tihe fields am factories and iines,
and they will ie as much part of the
gL'eat pafri otic forces of tle nation as
Il len utnder fire.
"1 raki the liery, hirefore, of ad
dressing ithe word to the faritte!'s of
tll (omitr'. and to11 all who work on
IhW frunis: Ithe sIIremIc I Ie Id o oIII
owN nat 111io alid of Ihe na tions with
whi ch we - arl Iopr:n , an f n n
danwev of, oupi ai)eprilyo
food Stof I zr-. Th'le imlpm -; :o of, .11 ad
WVil . a t i k for
\2 tav ' r 11. b \ l , I I I1 gI
I I w, !. - . I :t- Vi
1 i il. The worhI I I l I.ws
ar1-4 ho, No: only d lM h pesn
v '' ! I l ll havt-l4 4 '' !,w 11 mh oi .-)
i-il.- an4 , a :;; p:-- ioll W ti
4 h 4 o:- 11 - 4':1 11m, I :14 lon har
inl .A : i a. Ilma ihe rCl( riller."
of thi ounllillry, I herft or . in inrgq
i t' w i the nalb ( : it ay Ih Ill ..w
7 no 1:1nt hip n t !, 1 W I, ia 11
p h i x I I- hi rl e. I t 1-rothn:- tion
a' ir n ) r i h !,a It wil bYIaIring aboutl
t ill d I i, it l'i I .4 ' ; i 41 i ill I I](
ThI i lme is iort.I I i . ; I i o *f1the mo4
impy -ali i V1mpr nc talh I ve ryhing
pouSsib he done and done immitiediate
ly to aiak" sul-( oI har harvest.. I
call tiplonl young m1(n1 and old alike
and u11111 ale-bohdied boys of the land
to aelief and act upon hidIls dilty-to
tili in hosts to th arcums and make
1rlain lta. n allii1 am' 11. tabn : I-.
lacking in this great maiter.
"I particularly appeal to the far'm
Pis of the South to lant ahindant
toodstuffs as well as cottonC. They can
show their patriotismli in no betler
way than by resisting the great temtip
tation of the r'eselnt pric of 'cotton
and hling, helping t upon a great.
scale, to feed the nation and the peo-.
ile everywhere who are fighting for
their liberties and for our1' own. The
va rIetfy oIf IhlirI crops wviile the vils
ible mleasure' of thir (i copr'ehension
of their' naftiona! duty.~
"Thf'e governini, t (of the t 'oiled
Statf-es anrd thei governm Ilen~5ts of lie sev
e'alI StatIe(s litandit readly to1 ('ooprlate.
They wvill do ever'ything possible to)
assist farmer's in seeuing an adlefitafe
suppl~iy of 5Ceed(, an ad~e~t Ima-i for'Ce of
laborer's wh'len they ate miosftlneeed,
at hatrvest tIme, and1( thle mens11 of ex
iledl iting shipments of tert ilizerAs arid
fa rm maclilner'y as well as off lie cerops
I hemnselvyes when ha rve'sted'. Tlhe
cour se of trade will be as un0hamp ie red
as It is possible( t make it and(11 te
shll lie rio unrwatrranited mlanjipulat Ion
oIf the natiton's foodiitutffs by fthose1
who luandle If on Its way to file conisun..
or. Th'ilsi our 0t'opplortunity to dem11
01nstratet the eflicency of ai gr'eat (dil
oeracy and1( we shall riot fll short. oP
"Let rme stuggest ailso, Iha lievery''l3 one"
wvho eren tes or Cutlt Ivat es a gar'denu.
hielps) g r'eatly, to sColve Ithi p roble:ii
olf tihe feedina of thei nations11; that4
every housewIfe w~ho pract iCes stict
economl-y putls hiersef In the ranksi of
thiose who servo thle nat ion. 'This is
the tIme for America to correct her
unpart~ldonable fault of wastefulness
andh extravaganrce. Let every man and
ever'y woman assumo the dulties ofT
car'eful, pr'ovldent use1 and expenditure
as a plulicl dfufy, as a dictate of pa
fiIotismi whIch no 01ne enn now explect
ever to be excused or forgiven for' ig
"The supreme test of the nation has~
come. Wec mlust all s'peak, act and .,orve
together'! "Woodr-ow Win.n"
WILSON CALLS 01
Thousands of Men Otherwi
be Excused From That
\Wilson tonlight it) anl address to his
'ottlrynien calledrI u1ponl every Amneri
vaI ciltizen---mani, wolnianl and child
to joini together to inmake the nation a
unit for t prieservation of its iieails
and for triu-mph of dmlioeracy In thle
"'le suprieic test of the nat ion has
come," says the address. "We must all
speak, act and serve together."
3 lie( appealed to fihe farmer.i with em
, phasis on his words and parlOtiuIarly
I to tle farmuers of the South, to plant
3 0oodstlffs. The Soithern farmers, he
said, "can show their patriotismi ini no
I better or, more convincing way thanl
- by resisting the great temptation or!
the preseit price of cotton and help
I ing to feed the nations and the peoples
S1vrywvher( fighting for tI l.tiber
ties andl our' own."
I The add ress in part follows:
\l fellow cotintryien:
" len vittralice of, our)' beloved coun
- r:y into) the4 :eriill andl terrible. wa.r to
41d ni rat -y V j1 1huri 1 ij i \.( I j 40
pi it'.4 11, to add Ire lo ov u ;! f1w
woril w, ( n-n! ( wo:m. ! :nmI ai l I
wxith regvardl lo theml.
\\'e alue rallidlyv putin ounvy
al"1m l to etwente ad foip all re
' I '1() c -1( '11) 4I 11 l1a,.in.
h: 1 1 .'. ,h . ilre 1he . :nph4 at .
r h Ia : ~ ;::- k to which we have
ad w. malves. Ther is not a
singh- svlfish 52lement, so far a I can
ill i ! 4l ' causew wv m1:" flgthling for.
\'e ar 2 l'h r::: 04 v.:at w.1 1 b'elieve
arnd w h to be the righs f .4 nk14,inid
41d l' l"4- lii 4144 Ir ice ( an11d . iy
hev4 r 1 b: . To d(1( this gr( ;him
I(!( f r elves to Hte. r ie w t o t
4rd to) 1ro 4il or n il'ial advantag
I a44 ' ith an enr14 y and ilt(ellijgenice
1:41.1 will V to the level 1 the vin
terprise itself. We must realize to the
1uh mh great Ile 1asl is am4i how
.4)any lings, how many kinds and elt
.41mnits of capacity and service and sel'
- .crrilee it involves.
."'These, thlen, are the things wo mustl.
do and do well!I, bes:ides fighting--the10
,things 'withoutl whiebl mereT filhing
would be fruitless
"We nust Supply ablundatll food for
- ourselves and for ouit' armilles and our41
I sealient, not only but also for. a large
1 pari of the naions with whom we
, have now liadie coimmon cause, in
I whose support and by whose aid we
shall he tighting.
S"We mutist stply ships by the hun
I didc(1s ouit of (ur1' slipyards to carry
to the othier stide oIf the sea, subma
- inesi or1 on1 submlaines, w'hat will ev'
C (ery daiy b~e neededi therel', andl abundant
E4a aterial out of 0114 fields andl our
:1 ines andu 014r factories with which,
1 nlot only to clothe and eqitIp 0114 own
I for'ces Onl land4 andl sea, biut also to
si elothle andI suppilort Out' people1 for
1 whom the gallant fellows uindler armi)s
< an no0 longer work, to heltp olothie
- anid equlip the armliies withl whtich we
3 ar'e cooperating 1n Eitrope and4( to keep
the 10ooms) and manuillfactor'ies there In
i' aw mnater'ials; coals to keep the fires
I going In slips at sea an titn11 the0 fur
3 niaces of hundr~iedts of fac(toi1es across
- thle sea; steel 4)ut of which to 1mak1e
- arms 1and( ammunmit412ionl both here anld
I t here ; rails foir worn out railways
f back of the' fightinlg front; locomuo
- Itives andl rolling stoc'k 24) take the
a place of those every (lay going to
- pieces; mul~les, hior'ses, cattle, fot' Ia
<thor and1( fot' mil itary serv'4ice'; every
,liiing wIth whiich tihe pleople of Eng
,land and1( Franice andI Italy a2nd Ru -
I 5:1n have u sually suippliedl themselve's
,bitt cannlot now~ aiffordt the men01, the
, mater'Ials o1' the machiery to make.
I "It is evidlence to ever'y tiking
iatma that 01ur IndustrIes, 01n the farms,
1 In the shiplyards, In the mines, iln tile
factories, must be made more prolific
and m4'or' efficient than ever' andI that
.they must be more econo~mical'y man
aged and better adapted to the p)ar
tieular requirements of our task than
they have been; and what I want to
say Is that the men and the women
who devote their thoughts and their
- enlergy to these things will be serving
the country aund conducting the fight