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Washington, ;March 25.-The Ger
man drive' at the British lines ap
peared to )e slowing under the policy
of elastic defense pursued by Field
Marshal Haig, according to the opin
ion of allied and American army of
ficers he'e, based on the official state
ment. from London, 'Paris and Berlin.
The greatest battle of the war, thus
far. they, helieve, is entering its see
ond stage with the German forces
fachig an increasingly stubborn resist
anen-. The outcome may not be dis
ver'nl)le for several days.
The attitude of American milital'y
atliorities was ofllciall",stated IyMa
lor Gleneral March, acting chief of
staff. Ile said:
"The War Department sees n10
(canc1e for alarm on the part of the
per'de of the United States. Sir
Don'1as HaigI has ainonliced that the
ITr' ish withdrawal was in accordainee
wit a dIefiite plan. That annlnce
mu .. is to bie acepted."
znilar confidence of the ultimate
do'r ; of the German effo- t was ex
or oIl by -Major General Wood he
f' I;( h Semate mil itary committnee
: o: Mior Generail Maelachlin. TBrit
iF. -ni litary attahelm . volved the fee'l -
i4r ta notling resemblin.g a bireak
He Who Delivers the Goods is Entitled
to Greatest Hlonor.
A pr)lpar-atIon that gives oresilIs. do
l1ivrs the goods, restores your healthi,
deserves your consideration, and is
what you want. L-flheuio eures
reumaintism and gout, that's why those
rwho suffer from rheunatism and kin
dred ails want ,-Rlheumo. You should
get a bottle when you feel that first
hua in. L-Rheum o is rejuvenating,
liniment, laxative. It's use insures
sucess. i)on't listen to druggists who
offc.r you something else, you know
the reason, if y6u don't, ask us. Guar
anted. Price $1.00. For sale by Lal
ron-, )rug Co., Laurens S. C. 'ity
Pgrumacy. Clinton. S. C.: Bl1anding
Dr:,ug Co., Fountain Inn, S. G.: Gra
Cort I)rug Co.. Gray Court, S. C.: 01
wru m' Chiapman-Alexndier Laiborat or
I 1 i'. (ir enville, S. C.
Of 311unieipal Election
\MA\YOlt ANI SIX ALDiEiEtIN.
N !tice is hereby given that an vlee
ti.n fo.r Mayor and six Aldermen to
Pm eed the present lCit: minlich of
arens 'will he held in tn City of
Laurens. on Tuesday, April ). 1INS.
Tlie polls will he opened at1 N o'clock
a. m. and close at 4 o'clock p. in.
Al 'aid electioln every male citizen of
tin Stat' ald ofi the Uinitod States of
Aw iea. of the age of twe'nty-one
yarand upwards, having all tle
qju alitienatioi' mentioned in Section
20- of the Civil Code of Sonth .Caro
lin". 1912, ad not aboiing underl (Is
auat; is named in the Constitution of
, of this state, 'who shall havc been
a r .'4ident in tho State for w years.
aru inl the county on1e year. and with
in the corporate imnits -of 114
cit\ of 141111ens, for 10111 months
,i:tor to the holding of 5ai e'letion'
and has paid all iaxes diu- and col
jOCtile for the iprecedlig tiscal yeaG1
and who~ ham tnt rengisered ao lh're
imifter' reqiredt'', shall hei enlit 4 i)
Miinisterm in hmar'ge oft ain organizedl
inniate~i&LC'y after1 the c'los' of1 the
iiith maiitnagel's of suchl ielcion
bI 'as and shall nike a sworni ir llrnl
of t he r'eslt. of sahd ('ec'ion to thle
to 'e as mlanlagersl inl their respect4ive
War (' -Cng ityu llal--. 1.ii' . Gilkr-y
. rn J., l. abrn, Cnnr. Moselewi
War 2t I--0.l~ 1W. elrti' S.t. ay-.
(1:.d Wannnm . . MarnneTy.
Ward 3-itnam's St)lug Store-l4.
lIieks, II. M. Wright, S. I11. Hlartoni.
Ward t"-P'ower l iouse-.la. M.
('lrdy, TI. MaIc ltoper', M. IL. C'opo
!'v order' of thi' Cily CounIcil of Lai
rim'. 5, Ih l ih dry of Mairch, 1918.
J. C. OW\INUS,
C. WV. K iTCH i l'NS, .\ayor.
('l'rk of (City Council. -3A
by~i thle Act of1 August 21, 19)12, of1
i'n hlishied Wleekly lit ILurens, S. (.,
for' April 1st, 1918.
141d1tor, Alison Lee, Ilaurens, S. C.
i'ens, S .C.
I asmiess Manager', Airthuri Lee, Latn
r'ens, S. C.
liuhbliher, Advertlining Pr'iinting Co.,
. 141urenis, S. C'.
Alison Lee, Laurenn, S. C.
Arthurl Leee, Laui'ens, S. C. -
Known b)fionholer, mor'tgagees,
and other security holders, holding 1
per cent or more of total amount of
bonds, mor'tgagcs, or other secuiri
A b lSON Lh'010.
Siworn to) and su~bscibled befor'e me
this 21st day of March, 1918.
Lawrence' O. Roff,
(My comiionil expires at the pleas15
....C or thn ovnwon)
in the 3ritish linies yet has been
achieved by the German rush.
Repeated reports of the participa
tign of American troops in the battle,
presumably with the French on the
British right flank, caused some con
corn. General Pershing nor General
Bliss had reported on this point.
There was much speculation here
today as to the purpose of the Ger
mans in pressing the main attack in
the direction of Amiens. Tile capture
of Nesle, indicated this to be tie apex
of the great wedge that is being
forced into the British lines.
The question raised was whether
the German plan foltelhplated a
swing -to their riglt toward th'e
coast, designed to hemii up all British
forces in i restricted field with the
channel behind them; or a sweep to
ward Paris to their left front.
One view expressed was that .a
b!ow elsewhere might follow the
cliecking of the present drive or even
accomipany It. Advices from Italy
have indicated eneiy concen tratlions
onl that fronit ior soiie t ime past. At
tacks along the Frech liies (o not
.-ipealr to be more than feints at
Officers here thiink the enormous
forvtes colcelntrated In lthe drive at
lhe lI rtish front precIuide the possi
hi:ily of' a major orfensive by the (er
nlts elsetwlere. In Italy, howvever,
livisses of Austrian troops foriierly
tellepied inll issia now are avallable
to st rengthen the Austro-German
Jo'i'e:; for a big ioveient.
Mention to(ay of the allied strate
-ie reserves, not as yet engaged,
ca-Ised soime debate as to the de
velolilllits if the liritish, as it is
expected, bring the German drive to a
halt within a few days. If the front
of the ilt lih proves too firm to he
broken, tlie Germans eventually will
u'each a point of exhaistion- boti of
men011 and supplies.
''lat wolid be the pisyeological
lmoveIenIt for a counter drive and
the strategie reserves of the allies
wvold he kept ready for sliell a muovie
Tlt Germllan we(dge is liarrowing
anlld unuless they are able to widen it,
Ithey calillnot expec to letailn its apex
:'ta inst a thiree sided attack.
Office's expect tomorrow's iep'orts
'o show the efforts of thlie eneiny to
t'1 ree back tle lIritish and PFrenh0
lines oil his 1lanks.
Contilillation of thlie bolibardmiuent of
'aris with AlediluIi ealibre shells ai
d to con1vin'e' ordialce experts that11
:t gun with a range of 75 liles had
b;iein evolvedI by lie G e1imanst. 'I'ley
;oiilltd oiut that the German oflicials
taeimnlit Iierely sa idl that Paris haIld
be('in bobliarded witI lolng dlxiOal
vv, ithiout anly claim tha.1 all
:.annrecords f'or giln runovf 11md
b-(-n ( xceede(d by fromn 2041 it) :1,n per
tt. and i on11n tl hat eventuaI!y it
wold hei discoveredC;l that It' he shel
e so-i dist ance(. hiis bief t w\as
i ilDIS 01,1) -'FI,l0 N h'MS. *
Ikiddies Old tield. \tch 2. .The
sick'1 of this coimnit111y we arie sorry'
toi stat(' Is no better.
Mlrs. Itlrris Iidldle of SparItanhurlg.
waiis cal led to the' bedside of' lier
lothleu', MIrs, Illnie ll l, one da y
I ohilson cal led to xee Air is. Purnhselii
0Ow.Ings wh''lo has bec'n sick for thle
past few weeks. On their wvay hlomie
hey dlined withI Mr'. and .\i's. N. D).
On last Wednesday Mlr. D)enie tar
ret t -witnlessed his hirIthidaiy. hav.ing ani
b'ossu inner ci. Those who we r' to
b''. gulests did( not arive unit i a day'
a lr. The tparty ('onlsistedi of MeCssrs.
!"owler' anld Fr'eeman Burns anid t wo
sister's als:o -.\lss Letha Willis, .\i'.
t'ade a flying tr'ip to lFouintaln 111n
iaau'day. On thiri way home t hey
M.iss Annie dll'ria Wrnight andi Mr'.
lixell Garr'ett called on Miss Trone
Wright recently. On their way they
had some trouble with theIr car, and
got sttuck in thle mr11d.
Mtr. 'W. iC. and 1T. A. >Holcombe were
ini I~taurenis Onl business Friday.
Mir. J. Mf. Todd and family were
shlopping in TtLaurens Satutday.
Miss Alnnie Wright spent the week
(eld withl homiefolks.
Mr's. II. A. iTolcomibe is on the sick
D~on't'for'get thle Singing Convention
.hitchu ls to be held at this place on
March 3'1st. Come and bring thlose
PADUA DEAR TO ART LOVERS
Destruction Wrought in City by the
Huns Is Deplored by the
Dear,-save to saVages, is Padua, an
cient, gated, arcaded. There the Bac
chiglione is spanned by Roman bridges
that the Paduen -Livy may have walked
on. There Dante's house looks on the
sepulchre of Antenor of Troy, the
mythical founder of the city. There
Mantegna was born and Fra Filippo
Lippi worked. . There Donatello's
bronze equestrian Gattanella stands,
proud, uninatchable, before the vast
church of Saint Antonio, "Il Santo,"
the beloved Franciscan, one of. the
most genial, sympathetic, human, and
popular of saints, nissionary and mir
acle-maker, as vivid, alive, and help
ful of thousands today as ifi he had
not (lied nigh (00 yeirs ago.
There is thit famous university, the
seat for so long of jurlisprudence, ined
iciep, of the humannilles and sciences.
.Medieval palaces, Renaissance loggits
III* chuIIresll(, (lotto's frescoes iII the
Arena-Patlun is a city of art and hi
tory, unfortiled save by the broken
relles of Its paist.
Most of iis then ilcient monumients
were destroyed by the Ifllins anl otlier
htrhtarlan hortles long aigo. lNov it has
been ralded from the air by t he scien
title savages. The ehitireti of 1 Carini
anrd the SeoNa de (Camini, wit h fres
coes by 'iina anid CtIIIIIngnola, have
been bonbed and burned, thle Renais
sance front of the cathedral blown
up1), the septilehri 1 u ('r1ich of "the
Saint" and the CIVie inuiIseum) inijurefl.
A three nigh ts' triumph for the new
heathen invaders of Italy.
Do they get a little satisftiIon for
the failure of their military planis olit
of these violations of "Ihe great. y lit
Ohres of great thinigs?" What Is tie
tuotive, inexpliable 1o civilized nicn, of
this ConltiIltis wiaintonl destruct ion of
the bentitl iiia IId the veler'ale?
The hellp of St. Anthony of 1adiun
1.9 periaps most often asked for tile
re'st oraltion of Ih'ings lost. Tle kidily
saint will be vainly invoked by Aue.
tra-iligary and Gerinany when they
begin to feel the need of recoverl-ng
their reputations.-Nw York Times.
Profit From Dust.
There is i cement ihidni at River
Side. Onl., thint was formerly the source
of great ann 11oyance to tile owners of
Ike oranage grnves n'rhy beeause of
the clouds of clilt dust that settled
on fih' ori ange tres. The dust also
proved lu.uriiiois tif IIe ('Iinployees of
tihie h1lint. Those fiets and tile result
lng liaIsit Is l*'d tie owners to try to
ahitv 11hi nuisance' by insal lling an Ip.
plranus calleil hovel II tit tor, wNhi'lhi
pi'e!pit ates the line ilIst by elveical
netiuiot biefore It leaves the exhaust
stnkclcs. The recovered dust particles
were found to contain iii tiish in the
fiorn'iii of crystlallized salts. a product
that Is so searee aind valuable at the
prvselnt (11me. When 'no polnzsh (-ll
retach us frot Girlaany. Iht the INiV
erside cornipany nIIw devote)(s 1(.t entire
at(tenilon to recoveriig le ash,
and trents the aidi s at by-produlct.
The sales of pot ash pay th11. entire op
('rillting coA of t latnd a reason -
ible prillt lesiIles, andi1 Ih e cimnent,
iow priluiiel IIl tilil' rat' of 5,000 hair.
r a+. day, is so miuch elt1 gaIn for
fuit1tro sities. Thellre is n14 inunlediate!
IIirket Ifilr so iiiil 4 e ntl4, ; so lost
elf it is sltoredi in hlik. Thnis an zip
10 1Illis inistaleld to safetgnardii theo
hieailh of thei wvorkcers aiiuilo 0ihizte i
miiisanceii lois uhand i the li wliidi chari
uieler of thei. imhtustryV and1 hieroiii i
sou11rce iii iunex:ecte I p'ljrofitI.-Yo(utIh'.s
Mlystecrous Happningie Puzzle.
51;il rnattval hlave bieeun inivestiz4atinig
aI series of' strange' tunife~staionius ait
( heiri ton. neair iFoi 'lston, lEngland.
1'. W. ItolfCe, n local htiler, hadl von
traIll i o (' onstruc151 lit 11n lindergrni ld
reltrint in thle grounads of Eliirook
Manor. 111' liid bieen ait work for someit
datys when lie was a ttniked biy stones
mil p1ieces5 of ro ck, wlehcl werie hlmed
at himi by somie mtyst erious agency13.
1 lliers i and ot her liplemnts "'float
lis enndliiles were exlinlguished by jets
of sni. ie wais I nJiired by thei Imils
xl ics, auil give Vup work for two days,
but oni resulining olieratioins the same
errlifying ex piience's were' repatedi,
ziiiul he linis now recn(]qulshei lihe work
iiltogetheru'. Sir Ci onan Doyle and1( Sir
\Vill iim ii arreitt, iex-presidenti of the
Siocity for. l'sychieni IeI usenrehl. hav1 e
'xai nd the e'xcarvallohn 1and * eines
iiineid thle wv inee. They ix ressed
emr hadl beeni ati work.
Artiflciai Eyes of Cartilage.
A 51urgeon of the lili i arti1y Is
ex perhnenting with hll s of cartilage
for iirtIIflila eyes. When live car
ilaige Ii:r trasplanit ed )to lie ('ye soc'k
et it ('sinl heis coilnn'ct Ions withl bloodl
vesse'ls andii .-ur roulninrg tlssue is, andi
be'fore long liivos naturanl ly in co-or
dination wilth its li!!;w. Tiou wuhat ex
tent the cartillage enn b, colored so as
to simulate a real eye is yet to bie
provedl, but It canl at least be faced
with a shell of celluloid that wIll ap
Says He'll Enlist; It's Easier.
Rtalph Meciurray, coilored( waiter at
the Ilotel Mc('urdy In IEvansv'ilie, me
ceIied Ils queistlonnaire a few dafys
"What Is it?" he asked some of lils
"Ohb, you just hav~e to answer those
qmttiolns," he was told.
"Aniswer' these?" shoruted McMurny,
turnir.g over thei nitimerous pages,
"Nopi'. I'm) going to war iuast(~ad. En
tIlia' In loto asier."
imerleis Asked to lBed uce (onsump.
thin to One and a Half Pounds
Weekly. Would Cut Normal Con-.
14u1111410n fin 1111f.
\eshington, March 23.-Firther re
luction iII the Consuplltion of wheat
ivas asked of the public tonight by the
(ood adiiinistration, that the scant
mupplies available before he next liar
vest may be stretched to meet the
lwleds of the army, domestle consum
mrx and tle allies.
Every American is urged to cut his
1verage ration of wheat by fifty per
i'enmt., which would reduce the total
niormal isuimptilion of .12,000,000
bmshIs a momith to 21.000,000. That
ives a ration ef mot more than 1 1-2
:Ioundiis of wlctt produtslt.C weekly for
IeI Iir rOe. [-'lou' sales will he olt
to on. ei:h ()f :t harrel for a town
rol for ,ar country consumer, that re
ailors' 1t:' is may be dist ributed to
as 1c1i number as possible.
Tie wh it comelit of bakers' bread
will be reduced to 75 pet' ce(it. Aprii
I. Which0 in((reases by five ier' ceit.
tlie amouni of substitutes that must
Sarfeoin 11he wheval rationl will
!Iiiail In harliidslilp) inl tile opinionl of,
inodl adinlistrationl ol~ivials, hecaulse
lho :upply of potatoes, cori, oats anld
wilk ,is am11ple to ma n itainn Iealth.
'I'lo full seriouisness of Ile wheat
iitua;ition, anld Some of the (dillilIties
with which the (food ad i ll istrat ion has
had to (onteind il warding off fainlime
from Ile allies Icaimie ilnowi with the
:iiiolAiiCeet 1of the plans.
NOTIC'E TO CiRED)ITO HS.
.\ll personls I h lit ,laims against
Ilhv estate of .\fr . teia 1lall \Willis
decea.sed, ar'e her notilled - I re
qluired to presen h em to under
sigedat ta ,' t C ed proveni, onl
or be'foreV tI e 4i ,1 f April, IN8,
or be forever I at '
It. 'lRlNGi, (1idNKSCA\L ..S.
.\March 27, 191 8. : 1 - -A
One thing is certai
cannot be supplied qui
In addition to the huge
special new assortment
h)usy pre-Easter wceek.
Skirt, a new Ea'ster' Ha
and ready for your chc
rel dlisplay--it will pro
New Dresses in al
ly low prices. Our me
er prices has macie goc
country. You will fin<
You are invited to
ping, to examine arid t1
ready to buy. We ha'
who wil be glad to loc
assist you in finding the
no obligation and you
W~e have the larg
Millinery in the city.
Johnson, Fisk, and.
make-- -every one of1
ing for the best that
duced. Make your s
Last week was the
we ever had inl our n
partment and this w<
ahead; therefore we:
give you big Easter E
FOR TEACHERS AND PUPILS
THE "VICTROLA" WAY....
We have just received the Saenger Course in vo
cal training, as originated and featured by the
Victrola. It is a valuable help to both teachers
and pupils. Come in and hear the records.
LESSONS IN FRENCH
"Lessons in French" or "First Aids to the
American Soldier" is a complete course in elcmen
tary French for the use of the boys at the front
and for those who would be acquainted with every
day FVench terms The course is of great assis
tance to the khaki lads in getting around in France
and also helps the home folks who would pro
nounce French c rrectly.
Buy the reco d and send to the boys. Most of
them already ave access to Victrotas.
POWE DRUG CO.
LAURENS, S. C.
Store News Notes
: Easter Shoppers
n, there is hardly an apparel need for Easter that
ckly, satisfactorily and economically at this store.
stocks carr.edl at all times, we are now showing
s received in the last few dlays, just in time for this
So, whether it be a Suit, Dress, Coat, Waist or
t. or somecthing in furnishings, you will fmnd it here
'osing. Come in and see the Laster outer appa
e a style education.
the wanted shades and materials and at unusual
~thodls of doing a large volume of business at low
di with the ladies of Laurens and surrounding
I here the very garment you want.
make our store your headquarters when shop
ry on the new styles, whether or not you are
ie a ompetent and courteous force of salespeople
k fter your w tto make suggestions that will
e arment st becoming to you. This incurs
ill e urged to buy.
[NERY LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR
rest line of Pig lot Special Easter Coats
Hasfo1 from $12.50) to $25.00
Hats rom Easter D~ree just received; all
our own new styles, fr'om $15~ to $27.50
these stand- Extra good values in Suits for
cani be pro.. this week, from $1G. 50 t~o $30
elect ion ear Big lot new Waists, special $1.00
Silk Underskirts to match your
suit, from. $3.50 to $5.00
best week Silk Skirts, special, from $6.00
iillinery de- to -- ---$12.50
sek must go Our Easter Slippers are ready for
ar on o you. Come in and look them
.r oigt over; you will be pleased. From
pecials. $3.50 to $7.50
E PRICE TO ALL"