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V. LUME XXXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 1918. NUMBER 32
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WAR 0AE DEVIL
First of the American Heroes
Storm No Man's Land.
News of United States' Declaration o:
War on Germany Signal for'Bound
Over the Top.
It was night in the trenches of
Frnnee. tni the Canadian Contingent
lay watchrul for the foe, on duty at
the listenine posts, and night patrols
crept stenltlily about in No M'i ts
Land. Ti.Ir hayonets were rubbed
with lm1) black so that the sudden
bursting of it star homb would not he.
tray their p)resence.
In this particular Canadian section,
writes Ilenry James Buxton, were one
hundred or more stalwarts from the
United States-men who went over the
internallonal boundary Into Canada
so they could enlist. These Americans
were together in one section of the
One of these was Private "Scotty"
Anderson, farmer, telegraph operator,
who had tapped the key from Boston
Scotty was long, lean and lank,
with arms like bean poles. But his
muscles were steel, and his courage
without a blemish. Said Scotty to his
pal, Jack Murdoc:;:
"This is too slow for me; why can't
we go over the top once in a while,
and take a slam at the Boches?"
"Time apparently ain't ripe," replied
"Ripe," snorted Scotty disgusted
ly; "we'd soon make the Boches ripe
if we got at, 'em with our bayonets."
Just then a sergeant hurried into
the trench from a communncating pas
"Boy's," he cried excitedly, "the
United States has decltred war with
Scotty was on his feet with a
whoop. He grabbed the sergeant and
said: "fSay that again." The ser
geant repeated the message.
Scotty grabbed an American flag
with one hand and seized his gun with
"Come on, Yanks," he yelled. "over
the top for us; we've got to celebrate
With a whoop 100 Americans fol
lowed Scotty over the top. The ser
geant yelled something about orders,
but he was brushed aside.
Yelling, the Americans rushed over
No Man's Land, and leaped into the
German first line trench. The on"
slaught was so sIdden that the Ger
mans were taken by surprise. A score
or more were shot down before they
were aware what had happened, and
nearly a score more surrendered. The
Americans returned to their own
trench with their prisoners and the3
were greeted as heroes by their Cana
"We had to do something to cele
brate the entrance of Uncle Sam or
the job," Scotty explained to a as
Logging in the Northwest.
In some of the high altitudes in the
lumbering districts of the Northwest
logging trains are employed to brine
big loads of cut timber from the for
eats to the mill. The snow, in a wna
helps this situation, for it permits th
use0 of an ingenious caterpillar tracto
steam engine of great power. It is
practically speaking, a locomotive a
the 'cog-wheel type and the fron
trucks are sleigh runners, wichel or
jsteeredl by at man sitting In front, hi
hands on the steering wheel. Tile "er
gineer" concerns himself with the sam
duties its though he were running on
track, while the fireman has to kee
steami upl. SpecIally dlevisedl sleighi
as wIde as thle locomotive itself, ar
used to carry the logs, and the tracl
lesd engine is of such power that it ca
drag eight iad more truckloads of thi
character att a timne.
coelanders Are Intellectual.
S Durinlg the crisis whieh has hie
virtunily continous since 1W74, I
people of Iceland have acquaired
stock of polilcal acumen, whieh, au
mented by high notional inttelle)ctuali
and literacy, fully qualifies them f
,a confict with D~enmnv , says a writ4
Iceland is among til first countri
of the world In literacy. Few in tl
island can neither road nor write, al
one author has deciared that eve
other manlf on the atreet is a po
Literature isaInot confined to any pi
ticular class-one of the most lucid(
iscr'iptions of the land ever writton
~the work of a guide, while many Aishi
'men write pottry of mierit.
Use Paper as Puol,
ICvery househoald In Italy saVes
the oddi bits of papler. Tlhiesa il
'soaked In water and11 kneaded into hii
fthlpt in 1he sunl to dry, Thelay iw
serve to giVi' a liittle heial late'r
W.~ alk downg a faishionalie st1reel
F' Milan andf yout will see"il Iyally
rtho houises of the kh-0xhne
BIG GAME PROBLEM
Meat Shortage Points to Need
Plan Proposed to Establish Sanctuaries
for Wild Life in the National
Ml,. Iloover predicts a meat famine
which \ill last for years. As Ini oTet
to tls. I"etuse ( 'a wf wr 'iii W ites in
('oilier's. it is 'i' 'lpo 'sed to establish
gaue s:ai'tuaairies" in the national re
served forests. where all kimds of big
gaune Inay breed :miuolested. aad bills
legalizing such sanctuaries are Pend
ing in congress.
The general movernent for a great
Increase of killable hi: game in Amer
iea has come Io be trimed tirughout
the country "the Iiormalay plan." It
gets its naine from Dr. William T.
Ilornaday. direto.r of the zoological
park in Nw York. Doctor Horuaday
Is foremo'st ammon the naturalists of
the country, vice president of the
United States Ar:my league and trus
tee of the Amneritaan 1Defense society.
For more than twenty years this chain
pion of big game has been sounding a
warning te the American people that
wild life was becoming extinct and
that somue day our desolated forests
would be looked to in vain for relief
from Ia scarcity of home-raised meats.
had congress and the legislatures
of several states awakened to at realiz
ing sense of the importance of pro
-tecting wild life ten years ago there
might still be a food problem before
the American public today, but it would
be less of a calamity than it now is.
Doctor Hornaday. a conservative, ac
curate man. estimates that several mil
lion head of big game would he avail
able for the market annually if proper
precautions had been taken a decade
ago. lie gives it as his opinion that
even at this late day, if well-protected
breeding places for deer and elk were
provided throughout the vast area of
the wild timber and brush lands of the
I United States, at least a million buck
might be slaughtered annually. leav
ing the does to go on multiplying the
denizens of wild life in our forests.
This story of literally living on thi
fat of the land is no fable: this ide
of going "back to the tall timber" t<
get our chilly meat is no daydream
Where did the thousands upon thou
sands of Indians get theirs? It is
widely known fact in the Southern
states that many tenants of the cottoa
lands live three months of the year of
rabhits, squirrels and birds witliou
buying a pound of Western raises
meat. It is an equally widely knowi
fact that in the extreme northern ani
western states land owners who ar
fortunate enough to be within rang
of our decreasing tribes of big gam
live by their rifles much of the tim'
There is nothing visionary in the Horn
aday plan for food relief.
Meatless Mince Pie.
Meatless mince meat, another cul
nary triumph in the art of food cot
servation. has been brought to th
housewives of the country by the n
tional emergency garden eommissie
as a worthy companion of pumpki
less pumpkin pie and gingerless ginge
iThe new minee meat. oflIelally d,
r serihed as a "camouflage," wvas trie
on nyve hundred troops on a tranaspor
who peronouinced It perfect andl enti
IHalf a package of seeded raismin
half a pound of prunes stewedl wi
lemon juice andl peel. one-qularter cam
ful sweet cider, four tablespoonftu
brown sugar; chop the raisins at
prtmes tog'thaer and the result is sai
Sto be ai meatless mInce pie which w
accord with the food administratiot
Sleeper Tax Hits Porters.
However patriotic may he the mioti
of the traveling salesmen and the ge
-cerl public who ride in sleeping cai
ethe negro porters assert they are bei
a' lng an unequal part of the new wa
tax, says the Kansas City Star.
Where the porter formerly receiv
ra tip of 25 cents for shining the she
r and brushing off his passenger, the
Sgre says the tip now is only a dime.
"M~,y tips have beeni reduced or
ut half," one porter said.
TIhe government since the first
November has added 10 per cent to t
rsleepe'r fare as a war tax. As it n<
stands it IN the porter andl not the pl
isetngr who Is patying the tar.
Conatroiversy has long raged regai
lng thle net ual nman-killng power of t
il big guns. It ias been declared ti
re ;,10,itxi woth i o(f big shlellIs (lust
Is, Bred to Itill one of thle enemlfy. P
ill hnpla it is true t hat an cuiorme
me utnountt of steel must lho hurled by
it big gunis to iuasuro fatailities Yeti
of Iwituil t ulmble'r oft tnen kil led on
t btes by nritillecry (ire perobulily rains
EX-KING DOES USEFUL WORK
Manuel of Portugal Now Director of
School for the Re-education of
Royalty has sut ered much in the
present war. even at the hands of its
friends. When the interaIlled confer
cte in the itt rest of pernaniently
disabled soiliers was concluded in
Paris. : party of delenates journeyed
to Englaad to inspect the great s' hoots
established there for the re-c dncation
of mien taimed in hattie. One of theSo
schoolk in partih'alar exelted the vial
tors' adni ration heiause of its mar
velous equipmint and seetat ily per
feet innana em nt. This way nil the
more rena rkahie hecause the director
of the school was a very youns man.
So much Iitnpressed were the visitors
that before leavin they waited upon
the ynt hfuil director and fairly show
ered him with praise.
"It Is both a great responsibility and
a high honor to you. sir." said their
spokesman. a distinguished French sel
entist. "to have been placed at your
age nt the head of so important a
"I agree with you, Doctor
but in times past I have had occasion
to direct matters even more linportant
than these." replied the young nian.
who was none other than the ex-King
Manuel of Portugal.
ngraved 'ards and Invitations.
Advertiser Printing Co.
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muslins because of
their good wearing
qualities and reas
onable prices. I"
This is an (
months. It is
dulge her tast(
of every garm
S Ladies' Eri
L d usi n
PLENTY OF STORAGE PLACES;
Woman Who Has Made Home Into a
Veritable "House of a Thou
One little woman living not far from
Novew York. says 1:arriet Siwan't 'iille
pie Intl 31other's \(a aziin''. l bt'oen
able by the expenditure of a in dlerate
st1111 of intolney to trati-f'rmn an Imprae
tie::ble 'l-metle's dellini into one ill
vhich houst'keepin It not only a
pleasure. but w\her the tilr' 1 - tu41 of
storin nw'ay ulothin has ben satis
Anm'nv.r her frlimn-'.N i i 1 .known as
"thiu' l e of n l'ausant! ,l ets."
w\hi'h i- nearly If t, litra'?y trute.
l:ver little 'ubby hole blow the
sinl !t'- has l eon utiilized fo ,llowtt
space. There' ar. l'nks of .-. eon
both the second and :ttit 1 r' '.1 :ac
northinl of a cedlt'o!'t w'' n :1nd
air antd electrie lilht. for the recep
tion of the owvnuer's thoi.'e- U es
ston . Sone of the' closets arto cedar
lined. others sheathed with :4mtled
hoards of North Carolina 'i'. wi'
shellacked to keep out the moths and
frequently sprayed with a Hqttid in
which oil of cedar plays a part.
A printed list of every article con
tained in the drawers and cupboards is
tacked in plain sight in order that the
frantic search for inanimate things
that seetm suddenly to have taken
v.ings and flown away, may he entirely
)pportunity such as <
i chance for the wo
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slin Drawers, 50c.,
islin Skirts, 85c., $1
tvelope Chemise, $1.
islin Gowns, $1.00,
Muslin Skirts, 25c.
Muslin Gowns, 50c.
Cambric Ferris Wa
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elaborate, and every garment of the
For the daintiness and superior finish
rmuslin headquarters now to see our
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75c. and $1.00
00, $1.25 and $1.50
00, $1.25 and $1.50
$1.25, $1.50 apd'2.00
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L.ACE TO T RADE."