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VOLUME XXXII. LAI)RENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2,1917N
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Officials Arouscd by Start
MORE SHIPS ARE
NEEDED FOR FOOD
uited $inties Must lelp Devise Som<
3e11ns of Fighting U-Boats as Well
as Ilcreasing Food Crois. To Speed
ip Ship Building.
Washington, April 27.-1vidence 01
growing success for the ruthless Ger
man submarine blockade has forceC
the problem of supplying the Ententc
quickly with food and other necessi
ties sharply into the forefront of th<
American government's war program,
Aroused by information brought tc
this country by the British and Frenci
war missions, President Wilson and
his cabinet set about today to launch
with its full force as speedily as pos
sible their campaign to break down
tile blockade, pin uned by the adillils
tratioll a.s tihe n4tion's first physical
str-oke against Germany.
The food problem occipied the cabi
net meeting almost to the exclusion
of all the other important war (iues
tions before the governmcit. After
ward it was indicated that the recent
German submarine ravages were con
sidered so successful thatil tUnited
States must marshal its resources lil
lediately to )uIt m1'ore muerchlanlt. 5hli)s
ill colimission, to help devise somC
Iieanus of lIghting submalIllnes 11nd to
insure a greater yield of food:,liuffs to
offset the increasing destruct ion of
food cargoes in the war zone.
Memlibers of the enabinet took to the
meeting a great quantity of informa
Ion given by the visi % ig m11issions, it
cluding a pleas by soic mellmbers of
file French commission that America
must act quickly if the worl dis to
be saved from famine. Recent decla
rations in tlie British Parliament were
reviewedi as supplementing this evi
dence. There was no attempt to con
eeal the impression that the food prob
lew had taken on all aspect making it
incomparably the most pressing ques
tion facing the tUnited States in its
efforts to stem the progress of its
Although details Of the steps to be
taken were not revealed, there were
Indleations tonight that more energetic
lensurlles might. be expected to speed
up the work of relieving the food sit
uation in the 10n tente coriii es. These
measures, it was predleted, would be
tile tirst to take form as a resuilt of
the international war conference here.
Acceleration of the Shipping Hoard's
program for a great fleet of wooden
shilps to carry foodstuffs is regarlded
To licrease the tiransatlantle ton
nage the board is striving to put the
(ernian and Austrian ships into ser
%lee as quickly as possible and the
transfer to foreign t rade of as many
as practienle of the coast wise and
(Great Lakes st eamners andi~ more enler
get Ic ste p t hall ever in that directilon
areo looked for'. In arly act ion Oin fooud
coantriol legisla tion l i forecast.
What the navy will do dliretly to
('omba)1,1t lhe submarine menl 1101ace has not
beenl fully decvelopl('u, but it Is 'knowni
that Seeretariy I Vini els l 'ilinr 1111g furi
ther' con feruences with i ip buitlders' to
speced up thle conistru'ct ion of (lestrloy
era, the type of niaval vessel generally
r'egardcedl as mlost effective againist uni
deisca cra ft. It is knlowni also t hat
American naval expertsb ln thelir con
feo'enees withI the visiting olli's of
thbe it ish and F'renchl navi'es ar'e
considleriing various 'iiroposalIs forn
Amlerilean cI(ooperiat ion in (develoin g
mieains to fIght thme submiarine.
These subjects, it Is undertlstoodl,
were touched upon only br'iefly at the
cabinet mleeting, as was the dlecisioni
to senid a mission, headed by 10ihiu
IHoot, to RIussia. President W~isonl ex
Pects to 4got tis mission' itogethed
within a few days and it is expected to
g go by way of the r'acifle to avoid the
submainn danger. 'lInternal condi
tions in Russia are undl~erstoodl to b)e
considered rather unlfavor'able, but of
flils boliove that wvith the proper or
ganizAation and encouragement the
now'democratic govornment can be re
' ived iinto an oven more powerful al
ly in the cause against Germany.
Miss Katfiieen (Willkes Jaturnedl
Saturday fromn Greonwood and A bbe
vilio, where she has been spending
several weoks. . 0
IUST ACT _UICKLY
.ENJO1OYAILE SESSION TIHUlSDAY
OF V. P. V. U. SOCIETIE
Young People's Soetchtis of A. .it, P.
Church Iloid District Conventioil
The District Con,vention of thc
Young Peoples' Christian Union of tih
Associate leformed Presbyterlar
church, hel( In the A. R. 1. churcli
here Thursday afternoon and nighi
proved a very pleasant and profitabic
session. Delegates were here from
Clinton, Ora, Woodruff unions, besides
I representatives from the churches al
Newberry and Greenville.
The afternoon session began at 4
o'clock and was presided over by Rev
1. N. Kennedy. Mrs. J. I. l0Ills wel
coined the delegates to the city and
Parks Wilson responded in their be
half. Addresses were made by Rev,
L I. T. Pressley, *of Woodruff, Rev. .1. W,
Carson of Newberry, and Miss Bessic
lyrd, of Ore. The theme of the af
ternoon was the development of the
social, intellectual and spiritual life
of the church. The service was full
of interest and the speakers Wvere
heard With the closest attention.
From 6 until 8 o'clock a social t wo
hours were spent. and refreshments
were served in picnic style on the
groun(is. This was a very delightful
occasion and eiloyed by many visi
tors as well as delegates.
The evening service was lead by
Rev, 1. N. Kennedy. The reports front
the unions at Clinion,"Ora, Woodruff
and Laurchs showed the societies to
be in a flourishing and growing con
dilion. All of the societies had grati
fying financial an([ membership re
ports. The "Question Box", lead by
11ev. J. W. Carson, of Newberry, de
veloped a lively interchange of views
on Christian Union work. The con
census of oPilion among the delegates
was that the best, results are had
where the members are kept at work
and wher the societies are not al
lowed to become unwieldy on account
of size. The solution of the latter
phase or the problem, It was urged,
lay in the division of large unions In
to senior, intermediate and junor ntit
A thoughtful address ott "The Y. 1'.
C. 1'. as a Ilome \lissionary Agent",
was delivered by Mr. S. A. Leslie, of
Clinton. 11ev. W. A. McAuley, of
Cgreenvil le, (iscussed '"'I't Y'. P. C. j.
nitd] World Fl'vargelism", saying that
ie greait work to be carried on should
prove as a challenge to lie smallest
soclety to pII fortil its hest effort.
R1ev. Iflenry Pressly, of Clinatotn, dis
en sse'd file "Standard of Excellence".
Ilefore the meeting closed a short.
dlisotssionj was had ont IIe stiate eon
vention to be held In Utue West. A
lar.4e tnitnlatice at this meetIng was
iirge(. Before adjournment Rtev. Car
son x pressed the th11atiks of tie con
vel loi for the (It I erti in itent t i nd
htospltality shown hy lie mtembilers of
thie Laurens~ church.
Makes Big 1,iqutor llaul.
Ie u-al P ol iceani Ablramts brough t 28
pints of whItiskey to the shier-i f's otlice
y-esterday anad left It therte in compti.. I
antce with Ithle whtiskey laws. The
whIskey was secured ini a raid oni the
piretmises of one .\. J. Lee, of thle
Clint on cottoit tmiIll viiilage w hent Lee
htIitiselfI was artrested anad ca rriedi he
fot-e .\eyor- Coiteland for triial. le
wvas convi-tedl attd fined $100. which
he paid. Hoeveral of those "viewIng
the remains'" in Shieriff Reid's oilico
y'ester-day wet'e Of ' lie opinionot that
mlost or thle stutff was of the home
tmade variety and liable to have a
"'klek"' like a gover-nment mule. Thter-e
wIll IbIe a "great out-poutring" of thme
fluid at an eatly (late.
('hero Cola Day.
On National (Chero Cola Day, A pril
18th, M1anager Satiders, of the local
plant, was host all (lay to a conm!nnt
otua stream of peopile who calledl In to
celebrete the day witht him atd to aec
cept the htospitality extended in te
Cher'o Cola advertisements, The visi..
tors werie shown over the plant, whieh
was ini opecration all day, and were
pointedl out the interesting thtings
about Chero Cola makIng, not least
among these being the sanitary at
rangements for keeping the bottles
clean. During ,the day Manager san
ders served refreshing Choro Cola to
Turn to the Contest Page Advertisement
and see how The Advertiser makes it Possi
ble for any Ambitious Woman or Girl to se
cure a Latest Model Maxwell Automobile by
Using a Little Effort.
Also, notice the $100.00 Cash Prize which
will be given.,
Other Prizes are on the List which will
Prove Acceptable to Anyone.
Get in the Race Yourself or Place a
Friend's Name in Nomination.
LM[RINS WELCOM[S SOLDIR BOYS
Company A, of First Regiment, Camped on Edge of the
Gity. Fine Set of Young Men. Camp is Named
"Camp Arthur Lee".
..atrens had the opportunity Saturt- e('eIlville and LaIurenis (om0panies and
(lay of welcoming here Co. A, of the their oleers were oil particularly
First legiment, known at its home fri(endly teriiis wi le in Columbia and
I oi the Mexican border and tihis con
base, Greenvillc, as fihe Btletir 0iard. pliiet to tihe local captain Is great
'I'lh company arrived Saturday after- y13' aiPpreelatel by his friends here.
noon from Columbia and was imm11e- A Polaar Leader.
diately earried in automobiles to the
eamtip site prevlouslfy selected for thei Cia pit. Wc. d \ork man m9 one of the
In lithe Iarksdale woods on the r( ay Inos flie ta nd pimar ena inhwhat. 1
Court road. Iere the company ilitay stalient
('o iti'O~l.I li'0I le C~l)jI~flY35 10Wl~eas~ for. several y~ears Nvitit thle 1tt -
Camped amid sutrrounditigs which the le w reerl y it the ltr
Ir anl itting gehool and then laer
otlicers and men som are tIdeal. mI ''oimnanidant of tle Dlailey Nilit.ary
About 100 .101 co0pos t e ('ni- Acadeny. Leaving Ihe IlIailey .ill
pany, which is oficered oy Capt W- tai-y Aea(ieliy Ie oi teid a In office
D. Workman und I.ieutenants Adams In oweenville 1)111 Ils prawtice w
and W ill Is. The imen have made a in terripted by ile eAll to he colois
fille ilipression here, 1he ir geti tellan- at tle tihe o' the .\ivxienn ri 11oubles.
13' ieItigi and neat apeilrari nce being On iIs ret it irn front file .exica In t hI.
renifluriked uo11011 oil all octaSionls. Mnily der I was electe(I to tite sipellrintind
of, the inel have ee'n' oil h(1 streets eney of tle cihicks .irings .ililtary
(Itii ing le Vast 1eW days "nd tlir Aeademy and wa mtking a big stie
contdict has beeln such ats to winl for eess of it w lien the First Regiiilt
Itlie ile cordial resp4tec t and fiendi - was e:lll out seVerI n-ee'is ago. 'ite
ship of thle entire! town- other two (1tlicers, Lieutenant Adlarus
I'lhe Men haove been stationed here alid hlieuea t \,11t\'illit are illen of
to do giiard diny at poilnts whiCh -ide mita ry ox prle(, being able
have not been dtivulged. A bout t wo :til ottilt oli('ei'.
tirds of t1hv ImICn are stationed at va- Tliz of I
riotis points hi ihis vicinity, while (ity havo flInislid wa
the otheir third reinains in cainp to ter ti lights to the camp and extend
rest and1( lak the 11irI tt when it ari-|e oni oie oIthleu contrtesiles, for wh'i jh
rives. (' aPt. Work inin and m1( ten have ex.
'i'he CIty of li'tiirens andt its ilitairy Spieaking olf 14(the cam Site, which is
'oitiany3 and lcapita in ne re shouwnt beling generoutsl y loan ed by3 its ownler,
muchel couretesy whenpt the sIt" of the .\lr'. (. I). llariksdle and1 lessees,
('nmpi wals inamied atfter ('5Iiaini Arithur' Messrs Fowler' and ick Childress,
Lece, commandlfl~er (If the~ Tirayinhamtt 'apth \\'or'kiinin 1( tsaid t it colmes
(a ed,0' (hi'nSut" i 'i "o tain- nearer to beling the ideal 'ampIiing
buiirg. 'aptain Workman stted Mlii- site than1 anyV pilace which lie had( ev
dany 'veniniig t imt. upon1 the :esti on1 ('r s(een, It Is locnted oni th1e site of
ofl itie namse "('amiil Aritir f,ee'" the the ol akdl wein ntpo
naIt a unatniiously 5el'ctA'(d. 'rThe the hiill and( isli ie(ed tlI'''lla (re.
lhenvy Loss by Fire. - 1110 MFEETI NG 01' MAiSONS.
Mr . C. HR. Milam11, whbo Iives on Hotote
'4 towards5 Clinton. suttfered a heavy Ii- D~egreeO Work( will beIIIeild and Bn
nnalloss01 Satuiirday' night when his Itarbuece Wit) lbe Served.
haren, containing his Overln an 3( ito-- 'ielclMsn nc111 gfr
mloil e, atC carrige, buiggy', dIise plo0w Th enMaosreokngo
and( othecr farmI ii ipeentsIl, wats com11- wart d w'th a gr'eat deal o(f intecrest to
1lete1' ly ' destroyd bly fire. Th'le firie was th timteetinlg toI be0 held Friiday,' May
discovered about fidnilght and1 had1 al--I 4th, when dlegiee work wililbe dlOne
readiy reachted inuchl head way thait it aind a ig bar'becue served. G rand~
was ipossible to save anlythinig. Master (Cooper, Past Grand M-asteri1
Neighblors come to give assittnce and Gleo. Tr. Bryan and Dist rict Deputy
by liard work suicce(eed In confitlning Grand Master 'Patton w~i li e plresenlt.
the flaimen to this onel bu11Ildiung, Mr. The lodge will open at :3 p. mi. and1(
MIlamn's 1house nlarrowly escapInlg the the l10ntOredl Aprentlce degree will beC
flames. With tile exceptIon of about conferred by Past (Grand Master llry
$50 31inurane car'riedI on thle buildling, an, of (Greenville. The lodge will then
theo only other insurance wvhiceh he car- be opened(1 In the Fellower'aft degree
rid was 011 the automobile. Mr. Milami and the dlegiree will be1 conferredl by3
estimates his net losa at. about $800. District Delputy Grand Master Patton,
tie states that Ite is unabtle to account of ciross Anebor. lmmiiiately after v
foir tho fliro unlesa it was duei to a' this a barbeene will be servedi. At(
atmoulidering blaze caused by 'a care- 7:30 o'clock Palmetto Lodlge will opI
lesaly thrownl malitch. HeO does not en. for a ahort business 50ess0on, aifteri
thin3k that it was due to incendiarism ,which Grand Master Coopier will con- it
or to theo "Qormans', fr the uter Mannon degree. ' .
ARMY DRAFT BIL
WILSON TO D)ECIDE]
French Watr 3lissinin Wvants Troopls
%-iIi n. uce; U. S. -(Pti ers l)isap.
proie Need Year of Training,'.
Wash ingon. April 30.. With the
jiudgmient of, the Frelch war missioll
and the American army general staff I
seellingly in conflict as to when A mer
lCan trtoopis should he Senit to FIrance,
particular interest attached to a con
ference at the White Ilouse today be
tween PresidetI Wilson and ienie
Vivia ni, head of the Frenlich Imission.
Decision rests with the President
through his cons tittutional fu nction as
commander in ellief of tle United
States army, it was generally assiuiiez
that the views of the French ofilcials
disclosed in Marshal Joffre's state
ment yesterday advising that Amri
(ll troops he sent to the battle front
soon, Were formally presented to Mr.
Wilson (luring the eonferenee.
No informallon as, to the discus
sloii was given oulf, howevei all no
admin istrition otliils wvo il (0111
liei upon the Stalentf 1he great
"'ion that enlijeet I have no coiln
iluent to Inakeo," a the rpywhich
s((llary hikler In t all it erropa
Then is nll )luestio. however, that
th gell ral :'tT disaproves aniy
igglsion that Amnerican forces hi
sent abroad unti!il they are lfi!y
trained and lilipped for Ilie task I'e
tore them with the exeli ain oii final
lilies to be given behind the hat
t(e lines. This has beenl made evi
dent by testilliony gii by ially staff
Sohlicers before coiressilonal colmit
tees witin the last two years and by
the adimilnist ration selective draft
bill, lindiier whose provisions i) cle
mn t l of i le armily, reguIlar Ina
tional guard or colsltript, Would he
reIady fror service for mlaiiy mon ths.
So far as volun111eers are conce rned
there has been no Indieation that
tle whllnist rat loll would favor the
proposal that a separate provisional
almy be raIsed for arly sirvice inl
S1 1ri)pped of all military proes and14
Con;, Ile proposal I made by Marshal
-leifre and apparently supported by
altIlhiber; of the frellch mlliss11ion is
un1lderstood here as providing that a
sniall force of Americani Iroops. pos
sibly a divliion iiundb r I.,000 tI I !
25.0011 tini he sent at t e earliest
iissible llmllent to 'rance for the
Seimeinhuh tal effect Its preselie Would
have both uponi the 'renlch anid the
repiatil miilitary prelicept of flue geln
'r Il staff I iat no mall In he con
;;idered lit fNo even defe'sive wa I.rare
nat1il hw has had mlore 11han1 one( year
of initeisive traillilng.
On one po1int I here Is op111ii.lete
agr elelten ht wveen .\ a rshl I .1 off're andil
thle AmhiericanI otlicerIs. I oit beli(1 eve
that aniy forici senit to Iiiiane must hei
giveni adfditional triaininig on f'rcht
soiil behindii the hlie Ii lies biefore it
shiouldi fake its iilace in thii tr'enihiis.
Th'eie Is reasoni toi bliheve that the
comiiissiont.c hav beenlil ireetedvi i--I
Fred Hlondlros. Y ounti Native ofi (Greece
iLeaves 1iTday for New Yoirk to1 ,1(oin
IFred Iliondrtos, (one of thle p ropiletors
of the Central Cafe oppoiusIte Phliliot's
store, has sold oult hIs inte rest in the
enfe to hIs birot her, P'harIle I llindros
lind leaves this mornling for New York
where lie expIects to enlIst uinder the
hann1 lerI of Th'leodore 'loose veltI amni
flliht for Amierlen against thle Ger'
manls. Irredl freed himnsel f from all
I'nltanigling aill iances which wouldl keep
itim at home .\oniday' and laid hIs
plans thlen for' going to the front. lIeI
ays there Is no use In hangIng
mround ~ilurens, whien hie can go to
'raince and~ fight withi Iloosevel t for
reedoii and liberty.
laising Owni Wheat,.
.\r. 11. 1). Hlowen is anmong those
.vho has joined the fod1 and feedl crowd
his year. ie was in the city Satur
lay andi had ith himii fouri or flye
cads of ine whleat. whiich lie wva
hiowing around. 'The wheat wvas al- 1
cady well hieadled and wIll doubtless
trodluen a subatantlal hnrvat.1
SES OF CONGRESS
Minor Differences go to
THE AGE LIMIT
OppositionI to Draft, .tMea11sure (rumbles
when4-1 A mendment114,11s Ilit rodufced to
114den the Age ,imit-%. 1ill Likely
to he Conspleted this Week.
* t - * . . . . . . . . . .,
* l'ress reporls 'estelday stated *
Sthat. Congressman Nicholls voted *
for the Draft Iill after age limit.
* had been increased.
' 0 0 a - a * * . a . . . .
Washintgton, April 2N.-y an over
whellining inajorily both IIe Senlate
and liou se passed late toniight the ail
mninistration hill to raise a war army
by Selective draIt. The linial roll-cal k
brought into line behind the bilI i any
sena ors and representDalives who had
fought or tle vlint"er systeiin ltitl
routed by decvisive def-al Wf voiuntere
a luinnit n vt arliev in tilb day in bmill
Thle senate, which hadi voted downt
the voluvnter 10i1, 611 1 ! pased tho
bill 1y I %'vIt' of SI 1) N. in the lonso
thc vote- against th14 voltteer plan
was to 10 a1nd4 t hal by which the
bill itself passed was :;97 to 21.
.\s passai by III Svnate, the mea
ur provides for the dra-:f of mI eln be
Sof .. Ia n(I .: I years,
whil in tile louse il4'asur e IDl
limnits are fixved at 21 arni W. Th11is' andt
lesser discreli les will be threshtd
out in) confDrei4'' (arly inex ( week, N)
that the bill I1lay be inl te l h d of
tie I 'resident as tuickly Ias possible.
The 'ar I )epartient alr teadIy ha-s
colupleted phlis oI' arrying it into
Setnators who voled agaiinst. th' hill
are: m)emocrats, (Gore, Iardwick, Kir
hy, Thomas and Trammell; llepuibli
valls, Ilorah, troina ald I'a Follette.
Setnaor Vardaman of 'Alississippi,
Democrat, was excused froii voting at
his own req uest. ie did l1ot give a
reason. The Hliiereseintatives who al
swered in tie negative: Repuiblicans,
aleoni, Ilayes, King, Iu(Ideen of Mil
isofta. .\lason, Nolan, Powers; Deio-.
Iral,-ji ne tt'vouii. 'hurch. I(lark of i 'lori
thwdon, Sjlit lard 144lu 1 ddb- tnig lie
inl . sl'. wood, Si.sson: i'IroDel itionlis,
SIt ' u ;i''oeil alist. L D ew.
t a llki . n ii h is the ed
'ra i 1on Iia (ci 11th. llmer icanII
i) kDill' f \s cieetj,. n I telegral'
o Pre.sidet-l Wil o t oday offering ' 4
441,r Dv of its 22.001n i':nb rs inl thl
(1su'.tio of I r(' w'ea
Taho' c Trach. I'l( inpreil sonI l'l
''~llli xpassion 1111 i les. durin
- a n leeel ech rofe .
in . the fal. Iglbiogrn l a p I'o l
'Min'on iofnediately dafys Dohe. omp
""''el "who' Ivars Conviited aIompl0
met to hker abty.e(a'oii 111 II
\11l(h 12 arded l'hbody chlarship.se
nesp arertinTon be, Igters
cilstoo hs nowardedn oerat ed pn
boy colrhisaf eaoy olee