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VOLUME XXXII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, (917. NUMBER 39
WILL FOII GREAT
Goethals to Begin Building Anti-Sub
marine Fleet as Soon as Possible.
Will Standardize Boats.
'Washington, April 14.-The admin
istration's program for building a
vast fleet of wooden cargo ships to
transport supplies to the Allies and
thus defeat the GJernian submarine
camlaign will be put definitely under
way Monday, When the shipping board
will form a fifty million dollar cor
porationi to build and olerate the Yes
Tihe corporation will be organized
under the laws of the Ditsrict of Co
lumbia and its entire stock will be
held by tihe shipping board. In legis
lation to be introduced In Congress
early in the week the board will ask
authority to increase the stock in the
future if needed to as much perhaps
as $225,000,000. For the present the
$50,000,000 will suffice.
Private ship yards will construct
the ships on a standardized plan
adopted by the shipping board on a
basis in most instances of 10 per cent
profit. Some contracts wll -be let for
specifled suis. The board probably
will linance some yards, although pri
vate capital already is offering nili
lions for construction of- the vessels.
Major Gen. Goethals, who at the di
reetion of President Wilson has agreed
to supervise building of tle ships, will
come to Washington to take charge
of the work as soon as he can ar
range to leave hIs lask of building
New .ersey higliways. F. A. Eiustace,
a loston iniing engineer, who with
F. Huntington Clark, a New York oi
gilneer, conceived the idea of a wood
en Sil 1 tlee't, probably will he assio
Clated wit'h lim.
The Iaw creatinog the shipping board,
provides for a corporatloion, the major
ity of whose Stock 111st 1w held by
the b 'ard. its (111cectol's will be emt
ployes o1 the .board, wvIo will elect
teir own oflicers. (enl. Goethals prob
ably will be elected genleral 11eanagwer
of the corporation and 111 r. EIustave,
wIlo is an (mp1 loye of tile board, will
receive a salary of one dollar a year,
and Mir. Clark,. dirvectors.
he 700,000 tois of (Germllan shipping
takil over by the gove'rnn111t11 wit h tihe
declarallon o", war undoubtedly will be
puit underol thle corporation, as wvill thle
Auistrian Ships Iow in eistotdy of the
United States. The genieral opin)ion) is
that the German1 and Alistrian owners
will be paid for theIr use during the
war and for the ships tleselves if
they.are lost or are retained.
The story of how the wooden sil1
'Iillding plan grew from an idea col
.elved simultaneously by two mining
engineers unt'l -it has taken a place
in the forefront of America's war Pol
icy, reveals that Yankee inventive genl
ius and ingenuity were as ready tc
Iliect the present emergency as at any
tlime of national stress in the past.
After M\r. 'Eustace and 'Mr. Clarke
had been called to 'Washington by
Chairman Denman, of the shipping
board, and tile boar(d decided to take
iul) the plan, air. IEustace decided tc
interest Gen. Goethals and went c
place thle situation before him. The
canal builder immediately seized on1
the plan as the oneC way by whichi
the United States could do most to aid
tile allies in dlefeatinig Germany. Theni
(Gen. Goethals was told the board wish
ed him11 to take charge of the work. Re
luctant at first to leave his post 111
New Jersey, the General finally was
convincedl thle -natin needed him.
Glen. (Goethals was chosen to head
the work, It was explainedl tonight, foi
CAliH[ ft VUN 81LI0
I guarantee "Dodson's LI
best Liver and Bowel
right up and make you feel fine and
vigorous b~y morning I want you to gc
black to thle store ad get your mon y
Dodson's Iver Tone is destroying t
sale of calomel because it is real li i
medicine: entirely vegetable, ther, rt
it can not salivate or nmake you si/..
I garantee that one spoon ii 01
D~odson's Jlvor Tone will pt youi
Ssluggish liver to work and cle n
fbowels of that sour bile and co pat.
ed waste which is clogging your sys
torn and making you feel miserable. I
guarantee that a bottle of Dodson's
Liver Tone will keep yoir entire faim
ily feeling fine for monthm. Give it tc
your children. It Is harmless; dloesn'l
gripe and they like its pleasant taste.
Stnn un caonomi It makes yom
three reasons-his capacity, his Ger
.mnan descent and as a testimonial to
the loyalty of American citizens of
Teutonic extraction and because lie is
considered the one man in the United
States most offensive to Germany. Ger
many, it has been said, has never for
given the man who constructed the
canal when Gernan experts said it
could not be accomplished.
In their efforts to persuade (in.
Goethals to take charge of building
the ships, it was pointed out that lie
probably would spend before the war
was over ,iore (lioin was expended in
l)uilding the canal.
HAS T AKEN FIRM GRIP
Glerian Dashounl UITable to Shake
Off the Hold. Iflndenburg Line le
ing Taken In Sections.
London, April 1-.-The British have
taken a bull dog grip on the whole
leiman line from Loos to north of
St. Quentin and refuse to be shaken
Uder the "Haig plan" first one see
tion of the Ilindenburg line and then
another has been subjected to violent
bobnhardnent, followed by Infantry at
tacks, which have badly shakin, if
they have not seriously broken the
front, oi which the Germans have le
i Ie(ded for the dlerenise of IIe indus
trial dlistricts of Irance they have
held for liore than wo years.
The Lens coal mining area, around
the town, Is being closely invested
aInd the Geirilial hold oi it is becoi
Ing iost piec:trious. Several oinr-e vil
lages ani positions southwest of the
t own fell ilto Iliitish hands last. night,
togetler, Wit foul r eiht-inch howltz
VFr, and1( the line liere ;has beeni linked
up % with the positions taken iII the
batle of boos.
The German stay in St. Quentin is
likewise additionally thlireateei
tihrmt;'ugh the caipturle by tlie lir itish of
th1e vill agi' of layet, a bare ile north
West of the towin, fr'om1 which poilnit
th4 li'itish gins comm niand the Ger
m:an line.; of, commiiilent [in nlorth
warid. Again the Illttish have adv'a nc
(.I falther towiard the . CamIbrai-St.
Quetiiin ioi l wile soutlast o1 Ai
iaU they a'e apprloaching Queant.
which is the nortlenui extrelmilty of
the lnew German1.11 linle defnd11ing- Caml
Oen. Ilorne, w ho I:; conside red the
ereatest artillery (xpert in the l it
ish :'rimly and1(i who assisted in (lel. N
velle in the sieessfilI altack by le
.Freelch ariy oth of VerduIIn in De
ceilber last, comnduils I lie Bitih1h
forces arouid Lens, where, owing to
the nituIn ral defenses coml posed of
waste dumpiis aronid the inities, the
arnillery must largely be depended uIp
on. Gten. IHlorne has on his right tile
avmy uipon .\ajor Gen. . I. 1. Allen
by, who has also gaIned new laurels in
These generals anl their colleagues,
under Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig,
have accomplished( since Monday a
work which many military writers ex
peted would occupy a great part of
lie sumimer, but thus fair there has
been on flag waving nor celebration in
The impression pr i'allsq that greateir
events wvill soon follow and that with
the fall or Lens, the relief or Lille
will (ont be long deolayed.
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
Your druggIst wIll refund money If PAZO
OINTMENT falls to cure any case of ItchIng,
ninud, nleedin g or ProtrudIng ites In 6tc i4days.
The first application gIves Ease and Rest. 50c.
US? NO! STOP!
[ YMIT[ OM LIY[
ver Tone" will give you the
cleansing you ever had.
k. D~on't lose a day's work. If you
eel lazy, sluggish, bilious or consti
liatedI, listen to mel
'Calomel is mercur'y or iiiicksilver
which causes nejgroffly of the bones.
Calomiel, wh -ff comes into contact
with sot ocrashes into it, breaking
It uis is when you feel that awful
usca and ciraimping. If you are "all
knocked out," if your liver' is torplid
and bowels constiipated or you have
hieadacheo, dizziness, coated tongue, it
breath is bad or stomach sour just try
a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver
I hero' my guarantee-Go to any drug
store and get a 50 cent bottle of Dod
tsons i ver Tone. Take a spoortful to,
night nnd if t doenn't gtraighton you
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* UNION 3MEETINo.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The First' Division of the Laurens
Association will meet with Friendship
Baptist church on the 28th and 29th
instant. It is desire dthat each
church in this division shall be rep
10:00-evotiopal service, led by A. .1.
10:30-Th1 duties of the pastor. By
William Cooper and E. 1). Lomax.
I 1:00-The duties of the churichehi to
the pastor. C. F. Pittmlian and
I I:30--The duties of file deacons to
Stile pastor. (eo. Cook and Arthur
1:30--The duties of the deacons to the
church. W. I. Burns and Egtci
.:00-The relation of the Sunday
school to the clurch. Charlie
'Wilkie and S. E. Jiramlet t.
2::0-The church and home missions.
.J. W. Lanford and 0. C. Cox.
3:0--Th0 e church and foreign mis
sions. 1. 13. Cook and Graves
11:00 -'lisslonary sermon by Rev. C.
INAL, SETTllI. IN T.
T.ake notive that onihl 2.t day of
A prii, 1917. I wIl ie d'r a lial Ie
cnui eIr my. :.. Is anld doin;.-, a -. _-w a
[lotr of 1thp ostale of lalie .1. \\'ashing
Ion d!:, (: ,-' inl the ollicen of the
at Ii oclo'k a. ll. and on he 1 am4! day
will a1l)ly lor a 1h1al d is' 'harg froni
my uii 1 Execitor.
. \ny pe :-o 1ideb1ted to said e tt
1i noiliod and retuired to make pay
n-ni l m l that and all pe'siis
havinl l aim a an S aid ostate w\.Il,
presentl them ll ov or bef'ore' said date,
duily provenl or. he forever44 barr.1ed.
W. Ii. WASHINGTON.
.ia rch 21, 1917. - -I m .
it st;lllds Ith t-Ie . Inlisist til
havin Goren llosev 1"'r La
dis a 1111 Chibi l tl. ' i4 k 'd11
and 1, ndl-rwear. ;,11 rn I orty ineoh1
es- d w ie; prit at 25c, 35c, 50c
Looks like Linen and wears Iike
Linenl. We sihow FJ'laxon ill
plain11 wh1iite and t small Ih' ks
Price yar'd 25c anid 35c
P i lin V Whilte and coloris ; very
Oun .:ale at 25c, 35c anid 50c
Plain White. I'laids5 and1 Stripe"
iln Pin.~ t~(il 1( abri ne, etc'. P ric
25c, 35c anid 50c
One thonsand111( yards(1 goodI (1p1a1
ity white, yard( wideO Middy
Plain Whiite. very sheer' Nalinl
sook. 36 nnd 40 inches widc,
llRAZIl WILL NOT DECLARE
WAR FOI, THE PRESENT
Contents Itself with Severance of D1i.
lomatic Ielations. German Minister
io Janeiro, April 12.-It Is believ
ed here that the government will con
fine itself for the present to the sev
eran0ce of dipilo.ulatic relations with
e"inany and that a declamation of
war wiI not he issued, at least in the
inunediate future. \ decision as to
sCiini1g the Ge' rmnan shills in Irazilian
11arbors has been postponed. The Ger
ian minister was giveni his iassiorts
at Petropolie last i)lght.
Dr. Lauro Muller, Brazilian for
ign ii) inister, has issued a deniail
of tihe report that lie advocated de
mandhig compensation from Germany
for the loss of the Parana and the
punishment of the submarine com
mander, rather than a breach of rela
tions. Dr. Muller says that imic
6 ately after the Parana was torpedoed
lie re( ognized that it was not a ques
tion for indemnity but for action.
Washington Ieceives Informnilon.
Washington, April I8.-Pirst Infor- i
matioll through olicial cha nnels of
lrazil's severance of diploma tic rela
lions with Geriany came to the state
deparoinm Inln today in a dispatch from
I:(, Am11orican charge at 10o, who
ternsmittedI the goverinment.'s an
*,ounCementil to the prs. Th, 0h:1-Ir ,
had not beven n1otilied ollicialle C.
Rrazi!'s actioni lpi to the tiliw of W.:
An Oid Trait.
Uncle Ebet--"I just had a lotted
fron ty Engli.h cousin. Ile was 114
the trenclis. Ilk says ono day igt
company was ordered to ciairge, and
the itrst thin he knov h ran into
lot of arlh d %\it(', Fs0- i n ii i an
a hundred Germant i'. ris." Aunj
Nancy--".uss lik I Ierg.---never looki
where lie's going."--1,t'e.
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