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V)LUME. XXXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, t918. UNiBER 46
Five Sailing Vessels and Tank Steamer
Officially Reported as Sunk.
PASSENGER LINER CAROLINE
REPORTED TO BE ATTACKED
Close Search of North Atlantic Coast is Being
Made For Underwater Craft. Thought That
U-Boats Make Attack on Merchant Shipping
After Failure to Reach Army Transports.
; New York, iniv.- ine 4meri'nnves are kuowml toal-lit
to> have been sunk by Ge-rmnan ummi off the 1orm1 "Mi st
sinve Alay 25th.
Tlie larg'est to 'all pIre to tH h 'Aiders wh i--4i ek s kil 1, pre-el t
thle sailing, o)I tranusports with1 ]r',w f IrIth battletivldl l -' I rm -ve,
was the New% York aisd l'to lileo liner ('arolim Id, 8,000 to)n4s, whieh
was ataeled Sin lar n i It1ht ilou- t 125 Viles soudllh ast of' -m'n1ldv
Hook. Th1e Pate of(d her 20 Ipassengers am1 erew of 230 who 1)ook to
the )oalts wlenl shell bgai 1) tall aboit the vess(e. was utnkuiowit late
tonight, but there was hope that they had been piketl upi by somie pass
mg ships or woiul reali shore sat'ely inl the siall boats. Not a lif'e
was lost inl lilt sinkiig of tle other ships, neetrding to late reports
Blesidles the ('aroline. the knownI vii-tims.- ofI the U'-hoats are the(
Atilit' Re1inintg ('ompany tanker, lerbert 1. Pratt, the steamship
Winnie,onie (l' 1.800. and six scthooners, tihle largest (0, whifhi are tlie
Ifauppange, a new ship oJ Il00 toils. iil lhe Edwaml II. ('ole. The
4rws (d' these ei gh vessels have beeni haiuileil at Atlalti ports.
Ieports irlight ashore by lhe slurvivr or inldiated that the \\in
ieConiie! and nearly all the schooners were sunk hv the samle I h-oat
whieh has been htu-king. in the ptih ot' shipping otY tile New Jieirsey
co4t and the )laware ape im-e l .ate Ila lonth. ' lhe stories told
by the skip)ters (I the schoon'':'r inldi':: ed that. the commaailner of, the
sulbiersible ,w's unu1tsually lmuinane for1 a (I-rman subimariel liv'er.
It 110 instante, so far as is kniowni. was a li't. boat shellel and in all
eases reported the vrews were giveni opportuinity t1 e'81ape or taken
abtoaril the slhuarine, where soine ot' thei were kept prisoner f'or
,eight days het.ore Iltey were tiurie'd ad frilIt to 1be pil'kel u1ap by a passing
A goveirnmteit. aviator inl a hyd ro'ir nfan thal alighted uear leach
I faven, N. J., reported that 35 miles olY shiore Ie had sighted lree li'e
boats filled with persons pulling slowly towards the coast and had
Seen other lil'e boats floating about euipty.
h'lhe AtlIantie lefinling Coipa ny's tanaker, llenbert L.I Pratt. was
illnk fQur niles ofl Cape Ileilolien Del., by a submarine. The mrew
was Iatided at Lewes, Del.. It was le-n14,41 au horativel t hat no at
Iaks had beien mae on Am11erieean tir ansports oil the Alierian coast.
All ships were leld in Porit along the '-oast. however. as a. preeuaitiot.
There were reports that as m1iany as fiflteen vessels hald P'allen prey
to the raidu's. but there was nT erifiention ol' them. There also
were iu neon firmed reports of battles between warships an1d snhmltarines.
Fear t' w l 611 I'mr the l'ate )fP Ihe :J50 persons aboard the P11oline,
a ves'dl of .)00 t ons, runniiiintg bet weel Port o 1' a1n an AtIait ie
rt' . An 8. 0. 8. eall sent by the steiamship at 7 :00 o'elok last n ight
sait( .she was beiti shelled by a (crman sibmi arti 11inte anl t hat passeni
gers anll Crew had taken to the boats.
O 0icers of the co mrtpaI y assu ile she 1 llY ali' i l ani s a t i ali t ies a rose
was stink, but have no definite infor- like flocks of huge birdi fi0i11 every
tmation to that effect. They place her ' 4'hieii , wni atlail toahe
posltilon at. the time she was attacked the
at from 125 to 1544 miles southeast. of wateis wl'e It Wa. telieved sa h
Sandy IHook. 111,11iti0, would be ilkely to le
iater reports state that the (ar1o- hijilg. Foreign avia) 0 in( Amer
linie was sunak , but all of her passen- I(111) studet-', a.- Wel1 as 'git ar
geris an 111retQw have beetn landed. .\I ~' l11S a~r 'vl41 c '4
Th'le navy threw a veil of wartlimeo' cvie
se'crec(y about the st(eps It was taking .\ i'4laiahtird(rj: is
to eouteraet the' menace of the sea dtgt'blon etIiz'tns.ai
pir ateos, lut S'ecretariy D~anitels madea)onle at41otsct1.1))'.Naity
the confildent annouwceueent thiat mnas-atIi'a tiofweemated1i'
41re s haid been takeon 14o mneet thle dIaa -n- a ra'a~ittts.Te ltleho
t!4'r to shippinig. Whiile the details4Ln saiisuit )4 f h t
st royer's, fleets of submanarine 'hiasers(''letrnlyoIotgsiti.
nol othIer vessels arte flashting their aIhe'Itgstoatea)rtuf
searig0 h)ts tont iht over thle waters wr i 'iel iitiit )0i.lm
ailon g thle coast andiu arec ot at sea Ihywl eot ie i ibn rp
from Mt tie o Florda. lnav ai(ltast alon(1 thilate coais.
'I''4ii~t i'iflssI I ~4)1g as it)whe the warning asx lah tof liemr
recive frm te Satehigwaycon i'oon were''l scouititting o~il ve Ice
hj e ictie Iti!( llite. I'l i moe afinesigi oth li tymost lck. Th e
400 4lurkini. hirhiansaviieohasaalsomir
cciv '''1e$1 students, ta Iiwigliaschool.14ular
to Io (lv ied amongfoi r shool. or service.'iiiti
follws: ('Iintoi. li' Lancti. M.\: han alhuntdred ailt as ---ct
$154: :'s~ 1)11.$25( andGray('o ir 41t4 igbe ba(onsI t 3'p li azorelhrti avi
Ow in p s $220.io field lone on) cutdy. Nte0hcc al
htela iarmyi avigatt They tirledi ovaer
Wits a ~ii4In theiliefliightsttodas ttht aireraft
wee o rm, butm in aihot . m
by h' a 011 yf~i a1)40111li~il1 O 'they* will bed Ie.ti11pedi who bomb' dop
Aoti utooIlet Ae my Fun atecoit l SitedaiI~a;eeia ie
mosston tel wich ofe $i5t11.20 as a thi-sotoflicty oiliItthIlt
(oenty'. apotiont' ofl then atmo- (Ct~~ue' ftesaoiMna
toie ito the counhtly wthoaurt ut'oic be ltn.M. "aivt lica al
$a0 orosi's (lat. $20adGaCort- si od 0ihtol
An Open Letter To The
People of South Carolina
In April the country was One stamp would be a $500
called upon to purchase Lib- bond for instance, and 20
erty Bonds to the amount of stamps would be a $100 bond.
three billions of dollars. It If y01 lepotit In a savings
responded by purchasing four bank paying 4 per cent Inter
billion dollars' worth. In May est quartery, $4.17 in the
it was called upon to contrib- montl of Juno, 1918, will I
ute $100,000,000 to the Amer- cree to $4.89 on January 1,
Ican Red Cross. It respon led 1923 A War Savings Stamp
by contributing over $150,000,- bought in June for $4.17 will
000. And the best part of be iied for $5.00 in thu
those two responses was not same liml. The value of a
merely the amount of money War Savings Stamp does not
raised, but the patriotic en- fiticttate as is the ease with
thusiasni manifested. It was a bond, because the govern
mado plain that the Amer- mnt guarantees that a War
can nation is determined to Savings Stamp increases ene
prosecute this war to a suc- cent a monti in Value. It
cessful colcluisloni at ally cnn he rod(emcd any tile be
The hardest task is before
us In June. The government r e 14 to Jle 28
Is depending upon the sale of f t ) nass fo peole of
two billion dollars worth of our stat t o e o ule of
War Savings Stamps during urt, Ic t the pli:ll o
this year, andi of this amouit be0,( n , e l;ltle to
expeets South Caolina to be ofdce dr tl mal.
purchase over $30,000,000to the bsciibrs.
worth of these stamps--a South Carolia taids at the
greater investment than we
were called upon to make In t oe it of sta of
the last two Liberty Loans tar Saitap se om
combined. The government w Saine 2tawp. th'
has designated the month of inwenil Juno 28, w nde
June as the period for secur- let us see to It that we do
iag definite pledges for these
purchases during the balance orPr n aeamr p
purcasesdurbg th balnce propriate place in the roll of
of the year, with a fair pro- states-and that we can look
portion of actual purchases
during that month. taid tover -
We have been associating
the War Savings Stamp with Let 118 11ot forget that the
children to such an extent Govennent is relying on tke
that we have lost sight of the Couitry's purchase of two liii.
other purpose involved In 11011 of dollars' Worth of W.
this government issue, - S. S. during this yeait-a an
namely, providing a form of iiioitaat part of Its revone
Investment which is suitable to pay for what the boys nced
to the great mass of people, oi the other Eide. That
who do not find it convenient thought should neh' IRs all to
to visit bamnks to pay instah- instant action. Our soldiers
ments, but. who can see eith- don't grumble or ask for rost.
er the postman every day or If we supply them Willi all
else an agent for the sale of that American genius and en
W. S. S., and can secure from orgy can produce, victory will
him a War Savings Stamp, be hastened amd many lives
which pays practically the saved. How can we expect
same interest as a Liberty to rest, how can we ondwire
Bond. the thought of retimag when
As he continues to paste there is something for us to
his $5.00 stamps-which cost do, aS long as our boys are In
him but slightly over $4.00-- the trnches enduring the tor
on. his certificate, he has an ments of hell, and giving
actual government hond of even their lives thut we may
th's value of all the War Sav- live hero In safety and pros.
ltgs Stamps there are on It. berity!
State iroctor War Sng19s, Charleston, S. C.
TILLMAN QJS NIO8S
Did Manning Bring Out Le
QUESTION ASKED BY
Shari} ExeimllLge of' Letters joiolplit
Out Adinission by 31maingi That lie
Faiors Lever. President and \.
ilsors Iliitis OYii .i he Race.
.1ee Letters I., rn T1illm11ani.
Tilai t S i EV 1o llali l a Ill-!itill Weela Io
Th l! 'IiIR IlIIaii i (iia'R'SlI1
'i.l*how llo prle(feri lico it', ietw iI
St.lliliar Tilliman anid C lgesi~
LkEvkr ill fihe contestf for the Eite
at i ll shtor lip is I o1gilt out ill'
tee 4n' l rers hIro:n -i' SdEn lt \\>i
-)Il anld Postinausterl (4:elleral jj1 "e.
:()!I 10 -Se l l Tillmlan. The st'nisIr
S'"13aEi R IE 'l . wrote to (;hV~EinE:
kiha-d 1. .\1m1111111, 4-nspi:iriilly ist.
wla th1E L.governol told tile Pr:
tell's advisors as to It Smri!E
rleE tid ;Twkilig whletl(ic o' iot
LIoVE 11101' 1 rs 1.1solisihe for . \1'.
Lever's eiltry into the ract. Govc:
nor .\1alaiing rEplied that he fees
that .\trf. I-ever shoubl be inl tiE, cJon
ts t to 1eet former (oxernor lIt ase
aRe to face and dit i5!Ss it r Is
I ts )f loyalty 1an.1 patriotisi an't
E Is iIIlt h Roil both Itl Il'resid(tql
nintli.i1 . r! ~el rl 01 ::Il) .
I~~~ S, I aRIIE IIE tIIE]
u tn. Ts e1r' n r11 do ,; noIr.
as rt . E le fo!t 31;.
"Oll lI o fn i ( It 5lct l, w) j. '
l i s'llital l e f I th.
-\i1 h ra tion. C ay l that ILaE ill- -
ret ilniaa'm inerttnr Iiiint.a
'ostm1a,;te r cG ncral' t!: . n i, h11
r ot e l r I's : ie0t i Vi.
f riid.; o IthI,- admllill i, Ira h)I." j I
what the ttitiuI de )f ' ht. ud n 7:Ia
I i nl Might h in)( Il a ol t Rd h w n
Tillman and l ease or E Levt v and
Rlease Is-; not clear.
Tillmnii' Le t ter to Maiuming.
, 1). C ..
Mlay ":'. i ! .
110on. 11. 1. anning, E
Governor of South Carolin,
Columbia, S. C
My\ /Dear -Sir-:
I aim I not a11n l to Ilal.n'
the gaine of polities wi h the < ark
ata kd R E hI e "folowed 41 . it -
ols iaxi , 1 "c h :h1.. Ieople and 01
trust tho eoplt " and te llhe 'hl
I. I-1 t 4E !l )I. 1 t -it
Plea1so infori lue, Gov In , Il
ilnfor ation v ont hI IlE 10 , ., ;i
Prfe.) iden t o1r his a1 d1v i to t
4outh Carolinai '111e4 1n tie. St !.
aorial rac;tt the sllh tance of i tat
least, if not tie n a 4 t S, oy
sta t emi l en tRs.
On a lecent v iitt ' , hi::i 1. 11n
f ill rEa iyo'tllt a iEnct' s ;01rs
and Rhe of11 ~is~l Itto El i*er. t-W
Blas wouhiir .Ej. l hea t e Eor 11 - .n.
tt le gainst'"me in rdl to1 :'at
sureI that(X RIas ishonh: i he 'te' tE t ?
If)t 3() Iw i rl l thug Rht t ii. had l3
hotr 1 itw RI ld 1) llehl lini t il: ' d Xt ,
'll ll IIli e of lba jit: te tIR;E s t E
hI n th: ~ E farmer '. .Etth ;'an il
till I atli a (i dO/.e O ' It Riilly ne a le
tOR's l'CndIida or I tro :.rve n iot? 1
JIRD HUN DRIVE
AGAIN SLWIG iP
German Blow Almost Halt
ed on Marne.
G( rmans Non l'ilhtin: to Widen the
Wedge. briben ino .llied L~ine,. but
.31vi With L~izth- .St'evis. Anmerican.
1 itors a fi 6h a Good Accoult
A1 !he I
(b n2A3s. in : t' I n ~. hav3'
I I t nll I
I t d d3ev
- i t - ill ts
V 1l., VI i tI
aI' vc het il 1I t igo
hei al dl n v %v<bai e posi
l) x~ted' from em, . So gira has
het l nsu alS iSffi:ereld thlat the
'r'I'ssiani (1ard division. -the prideT of
h-- h-r ini row Pria." isdeclared
to :en I. l 1332 1:,:13 ba'
' t < ui: I Iy h1n.n :
t ~ ti-T \. \ i i G 'r1lit -
!I t i ther. 11 .
S I I i I
hi t :' . .
v I 1as' 1 n r- 1I ro
1 t4y dee assi l. N, -ve the
-the fa t is )att 1 t i t :n ': >:- r
1) of t1h w, aI 1p11 alm 1o(st
where in thi 3;. .ll I hi.- r- .i I.
nlig the Marni and the.' it, it: a s
1 hI ld.
From" I haT1. -Th i ry '*ward3
I the l nwV!2 t 1'11-s1. is b)eIing
tuati on~d 133 \i . 1tual ly 1:n!1ili go d
intI of1 .1 J T.C. h c no:ny nlow
the soumthIn lhanik of tl Marnr.
'1 tanceh of aboutfifil -n miles,
1 3e h- ha' I1b11 : It() h NI lo Ie -
* to ( ri:4 s thl t stliea li,
n:e1 01 what it has co.It the
4 arn<it in ilin 3illed, wou lIded
SA010 prisimr! inl il pres'.-nt hattle
- ae ingGerniny through- ti les
' NA rd N 'ot b l ll enwin3 Zej-.
S . jour al 1-rimis I v 1 a lett'er frIom.
4 ' n ('ohmI , i a: the frol t, wh(i
I I i 1oph4' o 1ear Ih;ir se
13 ihin .u-4b. 11rom 1: u15uai1
* i ha e c1 re4o t3te su
.1 n13 priso! ' 3 I the1 !aliani
.1 Vi 'a44 l1 14\1 i5t,:%4 e :i3:n .o
* 1 Fran14:24e. Fine Apr1il 42313 (, whe
1 3 d4 451y 3 li ihe i 1(23min 44 3 Tom r .
11Goodwyn Ibett,4' 24l144~ Sriine ttnk
>ddres 411 the311 inteWill lt of1:4m \\'131
3imllt .131 ('m ii. The arbr1 will Ot
hut 1: ('4 333 or 1 1 1. 3( ll'ck 123 onthIi
ba3 se $:T.2. M0. . nort o \\'a
4 '11amps41 durin' IC14-43s . The~ fis
- .131: 344 campai'1'n will be - i na gua
blay .thnd N ('ith.r andv wlel l.un
Hi'tl ieri(1na ti' about33 t tam
lirst .\tehodist chulrebi 'Sundaty night
will be "'(s' Adverthusnent for a
RED CRoSS WOKllERS
Aseriiles Snc(essful Cainpaiign in ti Is
('ottnly v o lEnthuisillsIt e Sipport of
Colinnfil'eenen and Workiers,
.\r. .\. C. Toddl, Chairmian 0Af I::(. 1'.d
Cros iti elief PIund Diriv for thitu Co":n
ty, has issued the fo!Iowing t ::
inl retard to the riee'n U-il C(t ss
drive ill this vounty w!'ch w suich a
' On belalf of the leurona County
Chapter of the .\tmtie:i i: fru ,
atid its several branrhet , and aux'iliar
ies, I wish to thank thl4e p( (+:v of 1au
rens Couity for the splendid reIC ( sopo
which t hey tidtmi to the aw a.A of the
ild Cross to tile Sonoid \\ r Iielief
i und. Onr chapliteir was akd f'o r
$jt,00n, and 1the pieoph yubsoritd
nearly $32.mt. This a as a ta nifi
vent repsons to the pr ' a ppea l of
"the great est 1io11her in the wo rbi ".
It was ttore liberal (than11 the Iost op
Stnimislie Vorker' exIiect(d, 1.0t. no' an.
greater than is really ne(-ded. Il,a iens
Connty has always done lrt full dtily
inl patriotic IIndertakings, and inl this
Instance has made a nmos t enviable
record, and, therefore, io rves to b
"I want to ith n ':,p 'ially !r. .l.
1'. Sin1i1h, th'. Ch::irn-a. '!,( Sh . -1nd
War lund Or~. and,,#- var ious
chair-Inenl And ;1-!111 en an
workens, in all tials of 0mr feto y,
whiio so faliIf ly b. i p11 to mlak. thi
rs1ult p ibole1hhi. It n oa.a nt d e to thi
efforts of anly one or tw%,o mon, lt to
the nthiastlIe, tnited, antId -o-oira
U ve elfort of timany. *It .how: what or
iganization and team work enna do. The
wom)ten1 have also man iferted great in,
terest, and rindered mervices whieJi
weie well nigh indifspensable. Tt'
.SSE S.liII' 01-' LA NiD
11AISED IN COUNTY
FealI "Ite1k tW b AdI ieed Froin ani
h icrae (of 15.71 to :., .:2 an Acre.
!i-avin .hat ith roeport. made by
the Auditor of -iro n-( Co:ty l shows
that th'. avera.- of arm tlb. inl the
('tntI Iy has beeni a sse.'-ld for taxat tin
a it .. .71 perl acire. and thatl this valula
lion !i too low, if . proptt y is to be
1'1 1 a( .!1 a y w ith simoilar prop
tIer'y in oth' 4rn f the FState,
heii s htth CT: i 2 :iTax ( n i i on.
unde th 0-. oityra he :!ower conl
frre y m le.ltr has, ordered
CoI'lnty be i rew d flgom ..7 p r
a cr to 7 : r a re i l ha r t -
ell Auflitor i pTon.on to titr ' a copy
of Ithe o order1 1 upon W. I '. 1liar : , theli
Cha i roman f the (',11v oity lioard of
AI ulitor T will pr11t! A oe a1
on'Ce to iT -, th- Ta\ reltun: il l -
cord with the in tru. :ion of the tax
O'tt 1111 AIy tax pay r i' who feel 'i I hat,
Sten I ha: 1en ina(d too
Ii h F I he 1ight of ;e l f I a high
1h- .1 ap V..':it .4'!!?i Id a very en
els Is iheertiljon V.ar iad,..
I i!1 ao glad to ,at tat thie )ot
2 living inl thI territory of the Cin
lonl Charl - r lie ie ver1y !, nerouslAy
repond to the appeal. The Cli nton
thapter stbsribed $1 i.(00--mak(ing
tAe total sibscription for La uren ii
County ahout $12,000.
A. C. Todd.