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VOLUME XXXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MCH. 27, 1918. NUMBER 3G
British Retirement Executed in Brilliant Manner.
Germans Paying Dearly For Gains.
MILITARY OBSERVERS OPTIMISTIC
OVER OUTCOME OF GREAT BATTLE
Haig's Men Exact Frightful Toll For Every Inch of Ground
Gained by the Germans. British Fall Back to Lines
Already Prepared for Big Offensive. Battle Shows
Few Signs of Holding Up.
lritish Army Ileatqbomtrler. inl Irane. :\Iarch 26. There is nea
sonl o be-lieve imtportan tt eveits will he recorded within the iext few
hou-s which lmay lead to a beri erit of Ilie position of the armies
which are sleitrning I le (Germ1anIlt1 onslaught.
Thell(! enemily is figh it in g deiverately lirdaainst time. On the first
day his reserves were reducleed to 52 divisions. At, the end of the second
day soie fifIy di visionis from the r'eserve .had been put in.
()CRACMAN AITTACK *MASII RI).
A heavy (Ierman attaek yesterday about Ervillers was Completely
siaslied by tIh liritish artillery fire.
The withdrawal was iot. (lie to pressiure against this seetor' of
the line. Reports from all alonig the front indicate that Ihe German
loss of life yesterday was heavy. The enemy advanced against allied
gtners who were firing withi opei Rights.
Last night British airmen took heavy toll front the Gertman in
fantry in Bapaumc.
No official figures are at hand bit from coipilations made per
sonallv the vorrespondent is convincedl that at. least 130 G1ermitanl air
plane s'haiv1ve beetn broulght down inl the last five days.
li'ris, larch 2(6.---The bitle eontinues with ite greatest violence
and tle (1et'rlaits are mlaking still greater efforts along the whole front
between Noyoi anrtd Chatilnes, the wt'ar office annoinces.
Noyon was evneiated by the F'riench dulrinig the nlight. Tle left
baik of the Oise is beinig ield firmtrly by the Freiieli.
The statemleniit follows:
"The battle ceitinnes with violenCe. Dultrrinrig last eveninrg and inI
tihe niilt the ereni nailtiplied his attacks on the whole front betweer
l'oyon4 and Ciaullies. ThIe l'(rench artillery, well established ini'thle
region of P' *yon alil slpporte d e'Ieetively by oit illfaint ry, is retarding
-the Geranart I trust. Frequent, enliter attacks have been tiade litnd
heavy losses intltietel on11 tle ene(lmy.
"l'oui we e-nated duriing t he night iln perfect order. 'I'he
1 chi'Ii :a-e h olding th le f ban k 0l o thlie C )ise Ii rmI lv." e
British Resistance Stiffens.
British l( rhin "!!,. th 1mihtv low wesi of(1 traiippm-ently
is sllfvlilenin. 'T'he (Germor;' dve'ite ilt- niw llasses of reserves whihi
-Ir1- -hlinig h.i'eI. ito l hv 4!. li1n Intiuifu1i)slyv. are sluwvinig up 11 1
some p~l s o1 f the1 ' .' tt :nI I . 1!'-' ro t I lt fore 'thIe d1efilntse of IV iehl .\ItslimI
On I he ( extr'einI norl Ith a 11 in Ite ('enter t lie Germani1rtt p1rog-res has
beent apl re(ily slower, while ar(onllild 11t1)i11i it1e. onl Ihe obl battlefield
of tihre Soitme 1ad ea.-t n111 nrth of' PoIv'aon. the eieyiiv has Intade gaitis,
hil. oly 1at 1ie- eot of a r lea rfuil toll exrt1etil by itmaeinie is a r
tillerv h'll figh ti!g n(ilt -I - rts ('lint iltes oI t he 141st 4.1erc
. "mit least o1f .\rraIs whe i! ish1 line las viehled only about I lrt-eir
inles at Ihe greated deit .- Stuirday. Imu-diatelv west of tie.
Somiro. iruit I P1 er re. the 114 :ornmnaIs slftiered severelv il floreitng a
er'ossi'g of the river, i1nd soa'in1inigly ha ve n rot beent 'ble to inlvanI)ce as
fast as they did before the river' was renehie(l.
1I AX' E W1I lGNIl) S.AI .\'T'.
In '.'e loipannie r'4.!n. *hi (b-t'rmis htave driven a long satlienit ini
towat. .rdingueval arnd have wvidenred if sormewhiat sontihwar'd ini the
ditreeton oft 'Prtnne. I liwese'. unaless thIe salienit is widIeneid still
mrore, it may~t i-ove a 111ne14 I ihe enemyit, as IhIe [4-t ish line still is
holding- well to the north arid thle south I.
In thleir o'riinal rt.- ih G14'(erman~s malre t heir st ronigest etior's
rirmei'jtly w est of Camrai atnd lbetweenr .t . Qurentiin mtii Ia V-rei
and1( drme~4 Iorwvard oni 1i.4' see'tors iln t he formi ofI thle weill krowr
"pinir"i' operan'tion. Tlhe lIrhit ih, however. miel tis by retirrir. in
thle centere I wm-d( Saiuiae, elurding~ the ja'ws ofi thei. pinriers andt forinii
the Ghermtani adlvanl( to take thle f'orim of a wedge withI a blunt atlex
anid wide wings.
As thre battle line now stands, it is ntot much gr'eater ini lerngthI
thanti the linie wvhich t he ('emnnrrs atItackedl, bmt the ernrmv now has ex
posed hris fron rto1( flanrtk a Im-kse hobth from t he n orthI antd 'the soulth. Tni
five dIayvs thje Ge'irims havre :rd vancede o(ver t appr1nox imate(lv Iwo hn i r I
of' the teritory diVevarstI~ated and( mrade a-lmaost a'harr~ien waste inr thei re
tiremrent to the llirrdenbrrg line a year ago.
AIRMEN GIVE AID.
arier h an ien latetinu to ie vo ,strong hielpI to thre inif'antry and1(
artlley nd helatst taemet'eports that t hey aem'ountIed f'or 67
cmomy maclinires, '45 of'uI C whic werel' shot do~wn. Th'le lr'itish loss was ten.
FRhtente avuitom~ also hravye hioumhled C olo'ire and r'ailway st atins .heC
htind the battle line, as well as airdrllomles and billets.
(Turenday Mlorning's Rtepor'i..) li(eeaolth r'fliarlti'
Battling for every polint of vantage. "'t'a i pe rdSil. jn
giving ground only when Oee n'rwhledwod emtidctehayfgttg
by numlibers arnd exacting a (righatF~Ifartuhlot ftioSim at
toll of lives for every foot of g4r'ouni edowhc no rtih'po'hs
abaundonedl, the British lino in l'ieardy pkn.Tehovriaton
is still intact. While the (German oni- cle SiiyHtt f'aan n
slqughit gained ground at a numbuler of eswr fti lc satw
poihuts oni Moniday, there was nlo sign kona t's I sp'bbeta
of ditsinrtegr'ation In the liritish foresesenete en efre oi
wvhich at many points, especiatly ontietamntfo Brl.
the northlernr end of the long line of hcIresganmdebth(e
brattle, are :itandinrg firmn. 1lnshv onws fS.Qet i
"'rte loriar oela reorttols farheto they north catued ome batld
M* AERICN ENGINEER S F llT *FG
* W'ITHI j1'-lisil. *
* 1ashilgton, March 2i.-eii. *
* Pershing cabled the War Depart.. *
* meiit toinglit that. twio regimeits
* of A meriean railroadi engineers *
* a're itiiched to the lirit-ish forces *
on the front itt(acked by the Ger.-*
Smalls. 'i'hiree copiai)es of t.he *
engineers. he sitil, were wiorkiig *
in tile areats in whilieh tie (sera11nii *
*ofieinl staltcm ent. menvitioned the*
* preselce of .imeri'lea troopls, aud *
*Ino report has1bee received cou-l*
* eernling them. *
* The messagwe, announclled lo.
* Oght by lnj.or Gne4ral -areb, *
acting chief of staff, definitely dis
posed of reports that. Amerleni re.
* serves had been sent; into the bat- *
* tie. Geiieral PershIng said there *
Swits notlhing uinsual to report *
* from the American sector. *
Guiscard. These points, which are -it
the tip of the Teutonic attack, at
more than ten miles from the front
as it stood March 21.
Military observers discern in the
scheme of the German attack a repeti
tion of the Glerman "pincer" system of
attack, which was used by von Mack
ensen in Russia, IHoumania and Ser
hin. This attck consists of two at
facks some distance 'apart, which af
ter progressing to some depti, turn
toward v'eh other, compelling tihe
forces caiglt between theii to fall
bic(k or he in dainger of captire.
The British have foreseen I his
danlger aild have met it by first 0hvck
Ing. then forcing tile noritherni jaw of
the pin'er soutillward, while they have
dropied bak on the center antd hav<
lnot falleni into the G( rian 1iIrap. 'h'e
pressire of the de lfender of Ihe
Soniiie froi1 s m he belinfiglj' ti
whole (eimian attack to the south
wlerte it is hoped its fore. will he !i
Thev l''rentCh Poisiol onts joiiniI the
liritishl to th s ut of t.Q ea .
biut thlie have bteen t) repwis sho:..
ing hat thw Frinlch ii vi fallfilen hack
'iroimi Ili ir advane ii josit.ions. On
11h0 other.: hraid. :eporks wouhi inldiente
that the original Frleici lint's now M
virtulallb moutilank tHw a an i G er
n1;it: alona lhe Oise river.
In Ilie i 'anitimlte t l rit j ishi 'at
yv silms Itl he d voted to Hlt ta:.k of
i nitt g the a1tack ;o that it is dii
reted no loinger trai' t l t t line,
but is diverte'd toward tle (i me,' whr
thle Ger-lman advancee has beenl most
rench troops hiave takenl 1uo se'r -
hitrit uinits foi' worki n' lart'h 1(r 1 nor.
Itirlin states that .\meurieans, havet(
al soi jotined' in iIth i 114 liihtng b tti not
ing1 hais as et1 bln't otlicially repotedttt
i)n this point.
hour s of .\onday. was'.a blow to thei
liritish,. biut it was thei r'esult tof i die-.
ta lon g thi lita t i sc i i t i b in a tac k ed. v ;t
Oltlit'ial reports state that reptateed
heavy at tacks on Itapalimet werei heat
en off by t hie itiishi who alIso forced
(lie Germi anus back ac ross thle Sotnnne
at a ntunhleru of' points, only tco fail
hack when the safe retriea t of Ite manin
body of the army hail been'i assured.l
WhIle the German wetdge is still
mlovinig, its pr'ogr'ess is not. alarmn
ly raplid, as it was in the first rush
of the T1eut on ti or'des. The y itlintg
liInet, it is asiser'ted, ha s absuorhed the
impetus of' the shock and has w'.eath1-.
er'ed the .t torni remarkably well. lUeri
lIIn claiims tha t '1,000 prisonera have
been taken. These woera priobably
units which were left to holdl the eas
Ii'r defended tioi nts whi lie thle maiin
ipor'tion of lField Maishal I laig's armiy
The Brit ishi losses have been heavy,
btit tis oflic Ially3 announced(0( thiat
considering' tihe magnitude of the'
struggle, they arie not undue. On the
other hand, the Germans have suffer
ed terribly, even lBerlin atdmitting that
the Teutonic casualties before Pe
ronne 'were "comparatively heavy."
'Paris has again been bombarded by
the mysterious German cannon, which
( Continued on Editortal Page
Slat itliter list- 1een Appalling. Iltis
.osses hative been Within the flounds
Expected. Ilarder Flghtling Than
fasts Vet Taken I'lace Expecteld.
With (te British Ariiy in France,
March 2.-.lTe lritish and French,
Who co-operate at the junction of the
two artitsitta, were viewiig the trend of
lthe (rinian oftelsive with optimistic
eyes this tlmorning. Iard fighting was
in progess, but the latest reports
showed little or no (h11nge inl tlie sita
alion inl favor of tle enteinty silce yes
terday, while onl tie othel. hand, tihe
defenids 1ad itslted the attacking
torces back attera a bititr strtggie iiiand
Wer1e iingilit strong atlong the whtole
new froi. to wIich tey had witi
Figlhting of a most de(prait naltre
has lieei contititotas sinlcv tie initial
attack, bit so far the British have tused
few troops ot her thian those whih
were oldin g the frliontt lines. The
shoek troops have been m1aki(ing as gal
lant. a efenso as was ever recorded in
the annals of the British army, and
as a result they have enabled the main
body of the forces to fall hack delib
erately and without. confusion.
The Germans, on the other hand, opl
Crating under the eyes of the emperor
and the crown prince, have been hurl
ing vast hordes into the fray with it
ter disregard for life and have follow
ed into the abandoned positions, get
ting farther and farther away from
their supplies and finding their com
inunications increasingly diflicult.
.More that fifty German divisions al
ready have been identifled by actual
contact, antd many of these men were
simply given two days' rations tand
sent over the top into the fright fil
malest rom snade by the allied artillery.
machinie gunis and rifles. The slauglh
ter of the enentay infantry as it advante
ed in close formation over t he openl
htas been appalling.
Thle Iritisl losses have beeni witiina
tle boundts vXpecttd. (lte to Ilte tactics
fr the conninanlders. Tle allies have
lost a con)elrale atantmbter of men in
:rionmers anl a ertaint numbi111)er 'of
ns: bu1 ve r' ft v piees 0 artilltry
ha Ve' been) takeln hy tlit (eramls' -ince
!It) first d1:ay. In fact, tine witht viHII
d, wat h s lt.a it ''n v :nt d in a mas
Ito ic:a-rmi 'td t :ay no hat som
! Immknow frI : ,1n'mg ti'ne, ?nme4
:h at) the fi n 1intI dt d 'a it
an hahtl tt' fortwa rd lutistiotwi ini this
r1-c!ian if t' h ( ms attackal a 11 fin l
'Ii lt'v xt(ti. ('
'iThere' is ev r t a t t tilb ',e . l
hartdetr fitghtini tih'at laa' ye' Iakian
ptat. will dlo('A r0hily. 'T'he Cr
ma'a~ in. in li t : h w. a n a ne
hesitat SiI var -y:- o I t , h aa .
andi it is a ciaw ef bral: il:'m lh atr
aditi defeat. % I I 'I Im tive,
it is itere5'stintr ti noate' a -tatemenait
ttab' yesay~\ i'y a (e m..,olcr
It b r e ht al I:: te 4 - ih t
fatherland mNtat hav p vae.
Ilowever, tho IIrit rta wneh das
sertions at their face vaue a and ar
Prtoceeinag acron liinely.
'PTte hard - i fi' i tVih tin y,~ a ilr,.y (o.
cat rid cast if I'': ann a nd? i t'he ai
die (h'nlie. 'Thia e ' 0.-- po tn apia .
lif tlhe 'aattl - 7.0 i M lie
The, rt isht:1. Iire a ted a c n ir :1
thet (Gerima, wit hi smt h ft artnitl' thia I
the e'nemyv ~ wa- forced' tat give ''ay , anda
t he sit ilio wa st rsItred. Thiais was
one of the v'~x ry: fewacounter' attacks as
yet attetpted by that itait iah.
te hattla' front. hiat 1th5is mor' a:. lhei
Braitisht agalan siir''.t for'wnad anai.
Itle Germias to Itho 'st Iea at of t.
''hile thle enemytti conrtino .! is ausan i s
int ~the nohs~htorhood oaf A!tir, soith I
Wvest of CroisiIlie'..
Orocers to'tlose at Seven't.
After co-aniuaf ten amtoa;t thaemveelve
the grocers of thle city, ateenrd]Iitng to
Inform-'ltion :siven Th'e Adthatiscr y:
I (rdiay, w'ill citeso thei'r dotorsa at 7
light Isavinatg 'isr: d, 'at leat] of I; oN'clck
a ' herini r aa. 'Ih Ich(taatga goes into
('ff'c t tic.t M alody mna ainhg at thle
Itime wh'len bussiniess hIoura will lie af
fecteud by Ithe new law. Whether the
atotres wIll open1 earlIer or later than
sal Is not stated.
Misis VCorrlne Agnew spent the
wVeek-end~ in Grteenwoodl with reaiveic.
HEADS DURYEA WAR RELIEF
Mrs. Ninat Larre' Diuryea of New
York, head of the Duiryea War Relief
In France- and a noted author aind
hetily, hs- retuirned fromt Paris to en
dvavoir to raise money for a perpetual
fitnd whileh wvill continueo the work ot
reller In some form after the war.
Thllr h1s given a sln11
d1id wnermunt of Itself 31nd hafs managed,
In spite of nany changes In shifting
scenes of the war-relief theater, to
inilmain its personnel, i the aint
year, Mrs. Iuriyel reports, clothing has
beeni dlistribullted to) 9,610 refuigees, 'to
C41 saoldiers, to 5,53 prisoners, to 914
women In need of babies layettes, to
14,9.A w4nided fin hispl aind;tas; 741 hog
pitals fave ben aided and 32,000
dres-sings have been sent ot.,
.i :u iST p1Ersone.\ h I.th ei l.:s
\r 11A 1 )l :yal rli .TT, t I hAi?
I(I)4 35 i 1(8 1 4 4 fil0 refuges to
041. .olIermmto Vry prionrh to 914e
woninhth i'rotlerm of he letint
so i ar.1
Then3 1ev~' ::be v.-ed and 32,00
drssighaae I i:-.sent holutb.'
4!:: \h.h-! I:'a 1
h ' :, n han restiv rla(4aaI d i
:n1.e : ih A :!..'2 4 hu4f .bu
:4 anwe : 1114' \E .444:.:.n ( a l the.I~i
U '' n4 rIlli . 4 -'! j( ~:: thM ::lI 124
he:in! '0 o1lck.Th
4 4: ' la 'n the u .ra hn a' 'C 2 t i o'1)lock.:??
*le ' winl fr :: 'I I ( i nonths T a
r 2'e of te I4'oil~lee for1 in thei e4 ,
h:' Ican, ) n:Ul!d by'4: Shrf Shi os.
II0 ' \lr J. W.:' Ko)on :24' dep~' : 1 heriff.aM
M. Noon, 42114 it (4will' e rmemered was('1
appoined r~'ua1l~ poliacemanL af the lst
r'':oaio of th.' f'ep40ral m : b. y e. n
oathear 'aural Jaolicean nIa:a''d for' thet
I'!1Per !4mrt of' the ('(unPt', Mra. Sam1
Thom011Punn, will (enter upon) hais (duties~
a~so a! the samie timae. Th'Ie county'
nowu has~ ive rura 72 nlicem3('(en.'
.'Alh (ebapItir, 0Order Eof the1 l'aate'n
Sawere favored with a vir'it to its
mee! tig last night by MIss Anie Man
ninlg, of 4 lio, Wort 13 hy'Gand Matraon
for Southi Carolina. An en~joyale~ ando
lpofllable 54ession) was hl2d, the( 1 pres
(enCe of 'Mi3gs Manning giving an1 In
sipiratlon to the mfembe14rs whIch is cal..
cualated1 to stir up) much lnteresit. and
entusias1m for the work of the chap
THIRD LIBERTY LOAM
Campaig'n to Open on April
BONDS TO BEAR
4' PER CENT INTEREST
ill Former Issu es may le Conmerted
Iito the New lint. This One Is FI'xed.
3tiot iltikerLis 1nd iluisiness 31en had
Expected anl issuel of ,0.0,10
(rI ioe. Exps Ivi ess.
Washingtonm. .\arch 2--.--The third
Liherly Loant, to open .\pri! C wil he
for $3,00i.ti0.00n aid all ovlr -sub
Ihasof (he firstl 141.n, hearin!g 3 1-2
iM-; tn: interest, a nd oft the s.eond
!oan1 at I pr' cent muay bv convi-rted
inito the novw innis hui those of the
thlird loanl will not h14 conver1lhi. [In
to any\ futulre issule.
This annoinenient was inado to
niglit by Secretary lvAdoo wilth the
cotient. that "the great. eventsz now
hiapiening il 'France liust t1re the soul
of every American witi a new deterin
ination to furnish all the dolhars and
all the material resources of America
that, are needed to put anl end to tihe
exeerable atroci ti of (erman miill
In connection with the loan, the
secretary plns to es'ablish a sink ing
fund with which to push back any
bonds of the third loan I-thown) uplion
the muarket, it order to aid in keeping
Ile price ii1p to par. The Inatuirlity ot
the honds is yet to be determinted, but
it was oflicially stated that they would
be long terim, pro'tthly betwe.n twen
ly and thirty yearms. Other feaures
which will he settled as soon as con
-tress passes the ie(essary atihori ing
legislationl are thei Ilngth of :h.' cm
paign anld the terms of payinent' 4)n
\MOSt financ(iakl 4obser'ver.s w r- ilr
1 isedt the 1c n al )hisitviis i l I i' Ie
Of the loiin and aW the intte--st ral,
110)1h of whilch they h:id expolcitd "o be
hi':h t. Iledut iol o go ve ii n : Ix.
lit ; I I 'I :I I' I - I Ir .; I -ii 1 ).%L I -
'eni u all lid lon a :
forn!ivr st intlat e is; rv-ponlsih .' , - : she
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t a e i n-heatI 1 in hh:li P u11
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