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V;Isej xxxii LAURE~NS5, SOUTH CAR&J.JNA, WEDNE2DOAV MCMI. 13, i18. ~ZBI
Will beblade as Soon as
tive to Basis of Af
Will be Drawn I
Washington, larch I 12.--Provost
Marshal Ceineral Crowder today made
ihe Irl I:'t otficial annilouneelmnilt of the
lttme of the Second draft. It will be
ordered as Coonl au Co Cgress a 1ien(1s
the law to Co mpulite the basis of ap
polt ionl'n1ent amonig the tates on the
number of regi'trant Is i class one in
stad of populatioln. For purposes of
com'at put atmonl S(1,000 m'en will he Col
sidered as com posing the seconld
(raft althoutgh 1n0 sno Such tiinuber will ho
called to the (olors at oiy one time.
\ln inl defcrrqed classifleations, Ihe
liovwf mar-shlal geneiral annotnneedl,
would be ealle( inl smal unmbersas
wvell k:, m in class one for the pir
pose0 of 1i1lizi ig special technical
finaliiemtlntiols or Seldin."g: them to
(hools to 1gqtire such nalillieatioIs.
'Pheo proVost Iiarolil gcnevral makes
the detnnite state ment, however that
ther will be no so.u dden withdrawal of
Me . t; ubers of moen from IitnduIstry
ada-riouliture dur-iiinl( hecoming
sitmmller. but that they will he drawn
in relatively sim all g roi ts, spren'ldinlg
thr1uoighoit the year. To give the x
ar(. nun ji-s, he ays, Wlid be to
give h li einy military Information.
While (enieral Crowder sets no time
in Iis statement, it has been stated
previoisly that supplies and equip
mont for the men of the second draft
would become available In April and
as action on the desired legislation Is
expected bef7re that time the first
calls are expected soon afterward.
"The next national quota will bo
announced and apiortioned among the
several states as soon as pending leg
islation authori"Ing a change in the
basik computation is enacted by
1'ong.W," says the provost marchal
genera s statement. The number
that willbe assumed as a basis for
computation w)ll be 800,000, 'which is
well within the authorizatlon of
Clause 1 of Section 1 of the selective
OUT FOR MAOISTItATE.
31r. J. N. Wright Announees tUat lie
IN.' is to )e in the itice for Magis.
tra1of This Township.
Mr. .Johi N. Wright, tle popular
iturveyor of shove(Is. plows, "holinback
ms'. brliles., an(d other parapherna
lia in the hardwar-e line at Moseley &
'loland's store, confided to tho Ad
vertiser ni ew s gahtherer tho other day
tOl beeomilng t ireil of the (ot placency
of hardwale Iife, When 'aken siliiiy
nd in continulious doses, ie had dlcild
ed to seek tlhe excitement of tle polit
ical atmosphere again and togjs nis
top-pIece in1to the rae( for Iagistorial
ltmoiors from the grat anad gloris
I0Lurens townshI:Ip, La'ur iens count1 y.
A* floer div xein g Ihhnoself? of a few awk
wardh sentiments along those lin~es, lie
added that lhe hiad seen1 fIt to offer' for'
the place on one othier fat'ftil ocea
ioni bitt ai few, entoutgh to miake a 1ma
jority, had( thought it etnciumblent upon01
t hem to v'ote for' an11ot'r tarty and1(
thait coniseijiutntly lie had( gotne dOWl)
into jiroud hut silinig defeat.
I iowvevert, he '11 cntued, '"I hol d n1o Ill
will aga Inst thlese v'oter's whot had(1
sought. other' IlegalI tl ui'ies to weoigh
lihetanids ot' justice in the a foresaid
grecat and glor'ious township, but, on
the other01 htand, I feel a kimlly affection4
toward( thtem and hlope thiat they will
return r thte complIdiment tis summerliiii."
WIth1 thIose fewv weil c'h seni words, he
dlepartedl to the b~ack( of tihe gior'e to
sell a couple of jploftgh-shares.
The11 annoiuncemtent of i'. Wrtight
comeis ulpon the heel of thte anniountce
mtent bty Maglitrate Traynlham that lhe
wou(ld( not seek r'e-electloh this ye(ar'.
Jutdge Ti'aynhami has been inti l heatlh
in r'eeent 11111this and( thtough he Is
11ow able to b~e outt, dloes not 'twish to
e : xet htimself1 wIth the heoavy diuties
dtf another administrtation of thIe oflico.
FAiL FD TO CRUOSS PAVE.
ltItin Oluns Frustrate Attempt by
Atomfe, Marceh 11.--Austrian troops
w It ch apaently wer'e makIng an at
tempt to cross the river Piavo were
prevented from doing so yesterday by
the Italian hat teries whIch suink rafts
and boaits int the river otposite Fa
gare, war offnee announced today.
IT BE IN APRIL
"i"qn ss Amends L aws lega
ri Small Groups
service act of' a second Illremelt of
500,000 miln, inc reased by tho roecruit
inig units auithorized by Clause 5
of Section 1, aid by tile teelhniln
troops athillorizoI by Section 2 of said
net. It caillo now he . alilloced
what the total number to be .l:)lefl
Io the colors et'ach monith will hw, ill
i a11:1y be :ate"d that Into more 111011
Vill b1 111ld than eln he rOpeOlly
aconi'mmlated itld iromptly assini
"T ee ar littis confronting
the nation in the supply of labor ap
:)urt enanlt t) o grieu hiure. P~l'as 1,
Inm which new levis,; pare to Ie
withdr11awnl, w\."I vontain mlanly woo
men than are at prelsent r'ir(11ed I'm
'Ihe armIly. It wouild be a mo10!A. un
(i'n.tiilll I fatuou step if the men
in Class I were called indioriinate
ly without reard to the labor sitia
tion ill agriculitire. ''lh re fore, tIle
local boards will he (ir'ected to 1ill
t1ir1 Itittas in tli order of liafluitrv
of meni in C Iss I a deteriti d1 by
the nIational drawilig, except (luat
where it i.s slovwnl that a regist ran. Is
completely aid assiduously elgaged
in the planting, cultivation and reap
ing of a Prop, his cill to the colors
shall le deferred to the foot of Ihe
(Iluota of his board as long as he cont
tinies to be so engaged.
"Whenever any registrant whos;e
call to the colors has been deferred
by reason of his elgagellent In agril
culture Is shown to have been idle on
the farm on which he is engaged or
to have trifled with the . deferment
that has been accorded him, the
boards will forthwith Induct .them
into military service if his order num
ber has been reached in the mean
time. The effect of this'expedient is
to grant furloughs from service prior
to actual call to the colors to the men
so greatly needed in the prodnction
of this year's crop.
A SOLDIER'S APPRECIATION
Lettker of Thanks from Camp Jackson
Soldier to Miss Mary Shall. Related
to Shell am111113ily of This COIIIIy.
llow the soldiers appreciate llhe
"knltting" which the woIel have beel
doing for them since tile war lbegan1i is
weli illu.st rated in a letter of thalnuks
received by 'liss Mary SIell, or Lby
Angeles, Cal., from a tioldier at Camp
Jacksoln. Miss Siell, thou gh a on.
way froi till.; city, is clos!v relate.l
to tile -11011 and otlher famlili. o: this
ouinlty and Is at siter-in-law of \lr . JTim
Gray. The lettor, which wi'as writtel ill
January and forwarded to Holme of Alis.
ell's relat!vcs her. was as foliows:
Aliss .lary Shell,
1,os Angeles, Callif.
.\y lkabi .\iss She'll:
I was ai iery fortunalte bein0 lg a few
(lays algo to r0ceive at ater~tl, to wic'
yotur no(te of Oct. 1:3th, was attached.
and( 1 waat to take tIs opportat~ iv to0
ly, not1 onily ror' the sweatter, bull also,
for' the senltimlenf expressed inl the
'The ,sw etr (eviien'' tlyws juist made(1
for' lml, ats It "Jutst till'.
I just ariived at tis Cimplaifew
danys atgo, frloml camp~ll at St. -otuiS, Mo.,
andil fromlh replorts we will 110 dont
Iltve for France(' before verly long.
1lowever, sholl~~ it 110 my forltunel to
1 may lYllso be forltuinate erfouigh some1
11im1 to he ale1 to1 thank you per IsonllIy
for' yourl kinid efforts.
,Should youi ever have time) to1 write,
I lonessonme sold Ier boy wold he very'
glad to liearI froml yout at ianiy time1.
I'ete Mi . Mel ,
C~ampl .Ja'k-lon, So, ('.
Pr'oa. Co. 1.
The In ited States C'iv il Serlee I Comn
mllissien as annonneedltt't anl openi coml
petit ito exanLunat ion for ('lerk-earrierr
to be hold nt Laur'ens, Apr'il 13th, 1918.
At the same1 timel an exainiationi will
be held at the same place for' rural
carr'iier' at Lanford( Station. Applica
tion blanks may bo0 had1 at the p)ostof
flce at Laurens,
iIII BOLD RAIDS
Sweep Past German First
IIIn PositilongI ar, 1* estrIi . yedvI anld
nIi y 1.1 i s B(1 ed 1')0 11t rth lild.
AmeflVew)nI Asistedv b~y Frenlch nIM)
..tilchedt at M3I1nlt.tOht. .1import ant
Pi'w-ts 1trmunht Bacii.
.\nor!Ii!n mwui~kive htas a;rt .1cd It -
IC it I th rain ' ron i n :
Ti) I tt :, VI itt i ( it: ni I'' r tI.
Thri' usvw rads e nct :Nta 'i;o::
i ll - 01iloi
en athaeh.-l tC'd by the masimtei
At'-hoilee .eo'-,0' bnut r the rtih
i te o-h fire from ! nn
('U3" ir LVy n(Us ean-lwe he 'ertor
boy ~ ~ c -:c I' 111 fu y de; i
t The fighin al rad a hIyi
the ilnfr ,Iry on the pes a\
havy i'1 er ir ws iuring dn in
oIa retor1.he a irvasities o1,, (he
ave Ofiniallries ave hadh frthe
hein . te r the AIr I iane ha
bnI to recIm rolm fr -
w i 1il thi . ( e:1mn hanra' fI
ItwasV3 lts on te i th bi \meilt i
i I ) S I olil t .'od In Ie I ~ ~ ry I ,I1
2n F ni 25 andwerhd :h t r a: (' mid
ro e tail I II(((I fI111 b4 - r 0;1t t B rts a1 (,.4
AIlen Tiid anmti IhIlv ateie 1T a
t iii w-':. !ii I I i i I I
Amter:'ican a til ler men' I 'it s gait
shell withgood efn fft. N(a ol
Ite Ai rca 1eavy unil e an l t1tv tt been.
Three raids on the Biritisif lines have
been attempted by ithe( Germans in tile
Armentieres sector, but the firitish,
in' lttte of a heavy fire from the en
emy's heavy guns, repulsed thle Tell
tons. The fighting ai spread oti'k
the FlaI tders front, the Ypres a nd
Passehendaele ecctors figuring In thle
official reports. The activities of the
contending armiecs have spread farther
south, encountering near St. Quenti
being mentioned for tile fist Mie in
Information received from Ger
mnatt prisoners was responsible for I
ihe dislocation of German plans for
htIavy attiteks oni the British south
iast of lotholst wood. Oni February
20, Febe. 28 and March attacks were
forestall d by a terriie ltish a r1-til
lery fir. mnd While 1n (1nem yattack
oil A1,1rei! ns n er sulto s;Omle de
ihl"n i oh t n( ratry succeed
1111 h in te:t hti.e hi ' ' thi Lyn en.
forestlk d b a terrifc P iih a
ilry firve ando while an thenG toy ('tal I
on March 9 wa Te sccesful to :iW.,
v Ieth c riti.ih on Saturday
rd. ill l'w-c tabMilihig theirline
l'alct ineo ha ve miner mor.,I a :
niOrth and notw:40. of .Ivr:I4?. They
hav tken po itins to a II;h oI
'000 yrdsover a front of 12 m1il.
Offered ltucrative, Place inl
Te nnle _ssee
ON APREL T
Mr. >. w.M1,1who njas Made at
Sildendbi R cord 1lern, (iveo; lip ll.
.l MieI () Aeeii:( Posi io of Voml
lna rof.'ar il ,'l n me
of Laren Corpmoration.
i .i W.. 1ed fr
\hu .'.-; ik . E n. . l r. p. ,;\I, r 11!1. ,
, . I- i n
!nd 1 notified ir. \V. W. Jong,
o. Of hi:; (1( l. onl. Mr. .Moorc %\i
I~ ~~o I' ., 1)'' l
The offer camo to Mr. Moor froni
the Aluminuim Company of Amrrii:
< oin :,. At -W. W0'l \Mr. oii r
-' 1 ' s a i f o n m iln ;.ir.
18ain..- : 1 :-pervi-ion f tilw,
2fr S school", chucl he.--, )):Ili . r- 'I
l:atiolls, tire deIaI'tIment Ind ofthe'
\velfare work which the colanCily with
its two thousl-and em ployces is Inter
ested inl. The town has a popmlation
of about 12,000, n)ost of whom are
connected (ir'ectly or ifldirectly with
the great Corporation un1derv which he
will work. After looking over the
field last. week, Mr. 'Moore thought
that he would he very much pleased
with his surroundings, especially
since the company gave him to ui
derstand that he would he given furth
ert advancements in the future.
Mr. '.\oore came to Laurens from
Greenville about two years ago and
has made a great success of his work
here. lie has won tile confidence of
the farmers and business men and
with this support lins been able to
0complish vvery mucoh aloig the line
of food growth liand conservatiol. i,
has taken a spe(ial interelt in the
novemeint for bettor livestock ill th
county and has sutceecded in lncr'eas
ing the nuiher of thorouglhirod eat
tile and hans very materially. (e--neral
regret bweans-e of his cxpq-cted d -
partlre was heard ont cv(ry :io aft, r
his annmonn. e'men was n(ule .x
Bit Cotton Sale.
Ome of he lar1-:t deal :. in colton
which h be'n Iad in thi v(icin
in rveent lmonlthr ":S id a few
days ago h .V .R. P. ald ce-nell
Flem('inil r, ''hn t- dis on-l o tbe
r main h r ,! ;. - 1. !-,- 1 !:-17 a id
-1 ' ea p. 27: '2 ' i 'l. h' '
a 1-2 e .04, em nt1-n>- i
down to 10 1 ther "' n:;-a- a"
Fltin( ; a' m farmerA -t'r
torn wbtr~ rt an of'' hererat': '.h
1tov. ,. . h r-nd:nnn. ipastor of thm'
FI rst Methodis cn.hutrch', h a announ01 Iced
thb begi nning o rev i eal s"rlo
his 'hurmchi ont the frn-ii Sunay in
this mtonl. 't. .' AOerilces will he een
ch's, ir.mtIado-:na .- I 1 'lhat it htas
::'an' of' it: -?tmaa i' h W I ber coop r
invib the ren ion 1r '-. iren
1~ i '1. bum rf al 1 i hve n
I) of Ir '0. T he h ' i. e .3
the chutrt'hesi at'e intvited to .ioin tm
these itrayert meeCt 1n1;m nulepa' rr
te suite0' of ti meC-Pin' Ol mi e
TheI twIi '0 estrs, Xl17. BIt~i nan stted,
haive a full and hiarmonlin ilnder'
Stantdinlr ai to th'-b tten( m''ngn
Officers an3d ieoms Ele
Body Are oA
('onUneMe qin a ih \.1.fray,
who ha :<vd a oi ntfr i
alloSher Al, \ \
\ -0 n I
b y1: u; I r.
b -I that' lo 3 o n y f r
Hlihl-:! TOSim 1
n\ieve Ths Is Obieet (if War
Sceretary's11" visit to Franlce. Speaks
Watsh ing tonl. .\larch 11I.---Safe, arrival
in France of iretary Baker and Is
party havin~g-hecn formnally anuet
today by the Navy Department, press
reports about his lmovements on the
Other side are being watchedj closely..
.\1lany oflcials think it possible that the
story of his activities If permitted to
pass the ensor, -will throw interest
1n1 liflht upon s tihe, objec of his l --
11ion to the theater of war.t
Emlphasis laid by tliv 'ar D par
'Int upm thIei fa' t that .\Mr. oaker's
e el r elya mllilit ary Pi li'nae ,
wit Ihout di!'inate signlitiennc. h li
h tlon t o d1 - a ' --
tO(IaVby t n \a Deartme-t,'hr- 11s
-e t 1)1 r ho !114- n 1n; -
o hs at tor of Hitt h1 t:L
li*lssmonh endloubr, will h wino rev.
n th thhen-toeorae wiofha
1:' in. Secretary Daher
lb ea1n IIlrst h ha l from
the inde ent of tha1t.
oni all that i, going (),I in
- t only hea:r what
"Il-'o hiis own forces, h14 --
:" u le o long 3en.
1 ''' I ' ni e . te s ine.
* 4'. 41 ( i' i.-: '.berp
* hnie has~ "''i. back4 l
n i ('Wits r t e' Vl th- l im i
-eI nreee the ra t hwafr,
n C h eel'he4 t'i) t Stai ii to14 exert
on 't( te). reslts the cl~tonfr
broad.'i'~'it' Tre a been: arm son
an4o'1u any ionai to bet the
f shitonna fril 'a ve the s
priority light~f !os of am lie
40. th4' -''ni evir
is' 0 n~ "ti Sti' en'ere di the
er 'a~ t ~t' rabled t; taft aishit
tor jile. ag
3.YGIVE- CiSI'A 1;*1'y
LIST ONLY 11I.:I1mty
OfficiAls Consider Usih' -:ropeaI (.
toni Instemd of .Daily ..\nnon0t
meits. 'l'oday's Casualty 1,ists,
Washingtoli, March I 1. - Ali discs
sion today of tIh War lhpariitIn's
now pol0icy of an notinneing names onjy
in the casualty lists from France it &
veloped that depairtmont offleials trc
coil deriln It af1doptiiz tle Eu'iropi' eai
custom of publislhing casualfties wee
ly or semi-monthly. instcad of daily.
This plan has been sumggeste. 41
fle ground that it wotuld eff-iv.Ut y
conceal frcmIt lie enemy the los ;r.; I it
particla r engaI-e r ' r of
(tnt(arnments. Even if it Q ii- wvd
by tlhe .n(i'ral Mtaff, finl. ion Ol h
kh ,\I'eie!ed to aw: me
retir) of 8reretary Hake i
1,:,(kir ns4 ',n
n~m~ni haby wl fail h
1 to he 1 I:)
cr t - ni'- 'ni l I h tjia
-i' '. he ' --tit
-x li -1 11
*', -e i t 1L
r ~ i h -~l
'ri ta r 'e'or
IO l 'N'1 ]
lrilh I 1reo in m t h
the men w'ere ,1 Itartered wI ten. 1
iionetd. It was nn unimtportno pInf .
1Tere wast no0 tiliitaryv s4ftr nor own'1
anly 'x ternisive traiin tg camin t ny. 'iThe
towixn had( nee -heetn vinited by enmy
rGrornfl nor' ha:d there been I; :'inilu:
1, t;i' Ifter lt.e p b i~ o ,r i _
ar woe dow on' the fown,'t ii re11
fy'0s in sVmaenin il fth. samo: Wlht.
Tie'. did not at;- :v]( othI i In po'iOI
wi'i.re everal o a MhA w
I ~ ~ ~ neticomti:: .