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LAURmNS, S. C., A UGST 7, 191S.
Tlt TUltNIG POINT.
The Se-ond iatilie of the .arne. as
hist ory wll nto doubt call It. has prae
lically come to an end with the Allied
forces everywhere victoriours. Tle
Germans have been forced back over
4erritory whilh they had spent tious
ands of lives and millions of money
in gaining. They have reached a point
behind the Aisne River, however, from
which they may be expected to make a
stand. They mayv choose to fall back
to tire he ighrts of tle Cheiiin des
Dames, ior eoideriig practical re
sults, the natin phase of th1e battle is
over. The Germrans have ieen push
ed out of le Soi.sW ons- llhei ls salient
end P I.- -i. no longer menaced as she
It may be safe to say that the Second
Battle of tie Mlrne was tire turning
point in tie war. it imarked the first
notable advance of tie Allies in ithe
West during 1918. Previous to that
timc tine wai had been turning In
favor of the Germans. For four years
the Allies had been outnnum bered and
crippled thirough a lack of unity of
coniland. The sprIng of 1918 saw the
forces of America being added to those
of the Allies to swIn, the balance of
llovei ili tiheir favor, Thc Recond Bat
tic of the Mrrne saw the ir.4t consid
erable for'ce of Aimeiearins in the bat
tic line and, small as it was, as armies
In this war go. it was a decisive fac
tor. America lad arrived. The tables
were turned and iistory will tell that
the lit t(e f-ve of Americans under
General Persling saved tIhe day for
the Allies and did its par't in startlng
the Germians oin a retreat which will
not stop until tie war is won.
Tle Germai ary I.s not heat en yet.
It Is yel a pow;erl'I I machin e. WNlill e
its dif'at haI bern a decisive one, its
loss ih muen and heavy cannon has not
been severely heavy. Its retreat has
been oI-derI!v and it has succeeded ii
escaplin ! envelopment or lai'ge cap
tires. It is yet to be contended with,
bu tie diefe:: which tire Allies have
adminiseric! Ia.; waled its cbance of
a victory t1i: year arul oi that huiing
its hrn:. Th- war is rotl nearly ov
eN, huI! tie -\ i i r h v gainled :ii l -
(cndane : !. :ri' r a unim.-'Va
(' 'N(; 1. OF i:-. : y .
(-OTTI ccO\. ( -j*a - ~
' o u iat .-na . . -i- c c-,l
Connell f itt e eLca
hi-mon'i: y rc j :c- '' :c
mendr~lu ein h - Ii icdn man aP-, silcic
W''ison an Ot''( r.I -a: :e i ji
I akeni. thrcoughi r Ia- frniaihoc of' suich
a g'overnrmentu" 'i''ney. to is a mcin'i
:gu~ aantr e-I for 1.;.; c-;;:
Anrothler' r'esolrit en a'loclc-d autth,
proba~h y ihe rmo.' i na iii n - n. (i4
ing yet bel by rthe Corrneni of Jo..
fenrsr. ree-c:M' iire tulica oilf Ithec1
W a II : rnu-n: a mic ( g- '- ,.c tc i I
whe*: ::a:r:-~arc-ued. iii-1 fact r n
many womiceni w-h.oe h a.;bnd's aric ilI
Itie mIinary ser vice hrm-e left i It
field.; whcre they hrave- bcee-in me -u
ed to wyork inr formrn-r years, airi m-e
subhsist in'; on the li I'::nc--.r i. .
bry tire War D)c'-tc-:te-. \-n ear
priate rc e:!dy ' c r':'Ije-,- thhi sittationer
is asked fc:' sin- (--'r- women p.
living ini1( iiee: whlre thre far~ i'mI
bor shror'tage grows rmore acute.
T-wo other resoltions, bothr of state
wilde inmpjor'tanee, Were adofpt ed. One of
these denreeater tire sa' an rd rise ofc
firewvorkls dierling the pierIod of tire war
arnd calls iuporn tihe mutnicipalities to I
forbid eIther, Th'e other urrges mem
hers of the county units to keep on
the alert for slackersr, for t hose -who
aburse the srystemr of payIng allotments.1
and for O'e ic~rregurlrarlties.
Th '. '''mei oIf ' "'nse airprop riated
- 1.0f : n hel icip I nrance tie- w o:-kc of tire
State ti-la'-. (C:ib-s!on.
Tlhre c' -c't -vr conmmnIttece of t :e
* :1n.-I1 of Defrinse has bcee nenalarged '
* y the ac'dhMlon of th're cimrer', win;.
are Rol'('ri .b'-rat. of Columi:
H~orce L,. Tilghmran, of MarIon.
Newv line Center Tables.
Rain Prevented Large GatherIig of
Peopie at Ited Cross Rally Last
Rain Interfered with the meeting
of lie(d Cross workers to sucht an ex
tent last Tucsday night that the pro
graim had to be c'hanged considerably.
The raini, Which Came d(own Iimost
until the houl' of the lleetting In lor
rents, kept tle out-of-town people
away though i fairly large number of
town peoei gathered to enjoy th(
The business mleeting. where thr
cVrtaries of the differenI brallch
Il of the pareni chapter .were 't
make repol1s, Was disposed with. Mis
Carolyn ('rawley, cr'etary of tlh
IHome Service delmrtment, Imalle au
Carnest talk to Ihose pvresen t uratginp
united effort ini sup1ort of the lIed
Cros an(d other wa nae'.vitie. The
addIress of the evening was made by
'r. A. U. lichards, of Alhenms. (,i.
who spoke clorpiently on isd- cho.'en
subInet ".T le lFlag'. D'). IIlchar<
address was filled witi beautifa! scn
tilmentiis, 1:ut wXen he intoulIed on thec
seriouis side of his toplie (irove home
the significance of the flag and the
;Wrt whiph .'h individuial citizeni hmd
in oobl- itshonlor.
Waring the first lwrt of thi eveiing
a ;,IS 'ig2 was lnveiled boy Ihe
Chainher of Cotmrnaerev in hc'nor of its
m(embers who have cnllisted in the er
vice. The adlrcss wams mad by Mr. W.
I.. Gray, presideit of the body. and Ihe
string unfir'ling the flag was pulled
by .largare!. Lake, sister of I(n*t. T.
I). L.ake. .r.. one of the mmillbers nlow
!-i the foreign service. Thv c(rciemon
is inident to the unvelling were hm
presslvely car lied out.
The following are the Iellihers of
'e Chamber for whom stars are placed
:it the flag, somie of them having len
1 the service and having beCl given
1, . Itarksdale. 'Thlios. W. Bennett,
1r. J. M. tcer.:n, F. II. Cvame, J, R.
h:dre: , J.a::. T. C'.n, W . ial,
A. Clydc FowleIr. Chas. F. Fllemling,
lIry Fak Nat Kennedy, T11. 1.
,ake. Jr., Arthur Lee, .1. 1-. Owilgs
E W. Shell J. C. Todd. T. . Todd.
All Atiptal ti S:dlers.
Vlern n'b11)r youing soldiers. yout are
ghlt igin for youirself, your faiI ly, yoiur
o0iry ian( yOtr (od. It is surelV a
to"t JIS and righteous cause. F-hotlid
'v 'iPledo up~on to mleet thw sut
r hA e ,aritife life Itself, It wil he 1
lorios tiing, and give the most com
r t0 those who love yoll m1ost. to,
:ve it said of you as .IlId!e It. 0.
i'rdy said ill learning of his owIn son,
!ifl naliesake's death, "lie was one
Site chlaI'st men1 I ever knew and
-,fe. He lived a gentlemian and died
>r its all."
A F ilr
. H~hh in . re I
1 b':, : :tv of bb
.\mnsterdam, Augi. . I-"TheI~ enemyn in'
a ltd 11s (n .fluly I3151am wI' I :ereupon0
S (early as the ev'ening of the 1luthI,
ot n-aions.; ' t is al a s n
I. In e r aI 1e . .:e-r
'og tol dispatchbes rec nyived br:e.
Referr'ing to G n. Fonlh, Gen:. laudef
"'his plan waa :4 ndoubtedly to cult
iff the enftir'e ar;e of oulr fronlt sou1t h
If thle A tsne by a" brea k thri ough the
lank. Hut witth thec proved leader'si
>f otir Seventhi and NInth armies fliat
var (iuIte Impossible.
'SWe reckOned w;ithi an attack on Ju!il
8 and were pirepared for' It. The en':?
nly e'xeriened v'ei'y heavy !ocases and1(
1h Americans and African auxiliar.,
roolps, whIch we dto not underl-esti
nIe, sufferedl severely.
"Wy the~ afternoon of the nine'teenth
cc alreadly wer;e fully iastern of the~
.it'atio Ian ru1 hal reain no. We
ny .C' ac'dinug to on r regulIa t ' pl'd
Giain of ground' and '.\arne' are0 only
ntchi -words without. implortaneo for
he Mnenn ofatn wvnr we em nmw.
Letter From James Crews.
The fgIowing letter has been re
Ieelved by Mr. J. T. Crews from his son,
of' the 30th l:vision, now in F'raice.
Co. 1) is a nember of this division:
.1illy 8th, IN18.
I think I have written everyone but
you and nlow is your tilie. HoW are
you and your new position these hot
daya? I shouldn't say hot days, he
Cau11se it Is not hot here, blut I know
It is the. It has been soie tine
since I have heard from home, but
iope evcrybody is thIe sanme as they
wevire tile last time I heard from Iliin.
I guess it is oi accolint of our Imiovilp.,
the innil has beel delayed. We had a
ver good .1ih, and heard plenty of
shooting, not tlie kind we have there on
the -Ith though. And another thing T
at plroud to say, our division (il
something no other Americans have
done, Or ever will (hO, over here.
Maybe I will get to tell you solie day.
I (on'1 think it will ever be inl print.
I had long"ed to hear tile slielIs secrl
over head. I have heard them. an I
know sonitling about the things you
read aolioit i tilhe papers. igs are
not like ilmgin( they were, not anl,:
thing like it: hitt it is had uiolth -a
it is. Guler(s Ed is still at home. and
! Il k. guess lie is i s Os - -- j lic is
v:ork hdI withIi the Overiand..
We!i. I don't know anoti: wite.
l.st thought I wotli! (rop you a line
an1d let you know I am still well and
doing lno. If you ever see lr. Tum -
l'lit tell him to wvrite Ine so0n tl1ic,
and .. Davenport 11aso. You write, alrid
tell ::11 of the folks to write an often
us thcv can. There is nothiin: like a
letter fromi home. 'I'he more I see of
tll wai. the more I believe Ia what
Shernan said aIIlt it. bet Illu hc1ar
0un11 you real often.
SoIe few of oulr boys went over the
tolp, an(1 got all they w\c.it pfter. W<(
will e iback before long and 11 yol
all everything. 'rell the folks to cook
a big 'lristmllas (innier, for I will 1.
'.hCre (mayle). If you ever !:c 01d
floyd" rgain tell 1dm to write somc
time. 'ell hilln lie shoul1(1 have stayed
with Ius,-he has issed ialf iIs lie.
Do you ver see Joe Crews any nlow, o1
is Ihe s181 in Greetiqlle i saw a good
hall -IaIne today, between 1171i and
I Isth. It was .1 very good game.
I )oesl't rtuidi ike ve are doing ally
Ilig over rIe but having a good
tiiie, dees it? We . W. are 11havine.1
a good tinie, bt we a1re oi the job
.tlast tlh sane. Today is a holiday for
tile Flrench, so all that enn are takilIn.
advalittge of it. Voui sld see me
now, I amtil rig a bicycle, instead of
a uiiotoreyele. I al loing file in I le
ntd, I t1hink. Well, P'apa, I have ,ol
to writ anothr let er' tis evening, so
:u.s I had beit't t tart it. Tell 111
Ohe folts to writt. I am1 w (l lul hav
11 a !m I tine anitd gettinig 111#n1y to
1'. 1. didn't ; et to 1'na,0 1this yes
--d .V :- v illan ai 1it1h' emir. I
v la se .. I. Caldwcll aid Skiinn"V
\L-tu-tia to biv. Thll-y aro -11 and d0
I!:9-. W'ile thsemt suiine tiine,an
yn C 10 writet ni'eas~1 often ast'
ou an 'Tei .\!r. t'bikely ninl .\ir
i. the r: ' ' ef tiw st 'ellw
lf'elre' liw. el l. t k..lv h
en hndl" p Id! 11e I .;uhl it'
en l", or 1 ; teo :.te.l nd ixp e
n4 - $ '-'un" wo h "i* h$ al th e
S *3 8 3* s *e * *
* '\..' n'' I betw' een qui e e
a'ud Iaur,'' . p >psti trave 'liti
Por Sale 111r ('love:' ~e/ t n
'uor' Szule...On Puclaige tour) nt e r
1 - C ee t; one () turn .* I l>.il t .
to, *Atuo & Ace s:-Orv (e. -' ;
uiK :din;g enntilit. In 11irst 'lam con.
dition. W. P'. lrown, Laurens. S. C.
- f 't *-b to -;:-l Ii i ,fi l l
a goodl one 0or one and one-hali' h ir:-e
ra rit wi lh good houtse alit huiJ'lings,
Pt 1urie and1( water'. I 'eferr' d nearI
W~atts .\lill vil:atge. ( her locality
wi'll be conisidereell If n~ 11 n mile of(
.sehiool an iUnlH it htciir* Reficne
let ter "Non-Reghnt rant"', enrie Thle
Advcrtiseir, La4nurens, S. C. lt-3t
For Salec--GOininii outfit idleal for'
rlanitat ion ser'vice. Incluides every
thIng Oeept :.engino. WV'. P. Lit1,1?,
ifor $,vle---10:h. p, Stover gas en
dit triJ'ce $250.0Q. . 199gl14e, has been
utnd 'et'y little dtid,1l4 ,a, barg&aig. 3.
C. Barksdale, L~aurenKi4 $. 'C. 2-2
Wood Satwing--- willl he0 In La urens
duirig Autgust and Septemrber to saw
wv'xd wIth gasin~e engine. Those de'
irina iny services may wvrite me or'
list order~ wiho R. F,' Jone~s at Jones
Tay r d Co nn, B hi
next letter, if she ever got the other'
insuranclIe paper. - " ' -
Affectionately your son,
WinIs W. S. S. Medal.
Mr. R. 11. McKeniie, local agent of
the .\etropolitan Life Insurance CoIm
pany, has received an honor inedal
fron the home ollice in New York
awarded hii for the fine service
which he -performed in selling War
Savings. stamps dui ng the recent
drive. Mr. McKemic won the moeo
by making over $5,000 in caiSh sale,;
of stamps. He was alided Imlaterially in
his campaign by his wife, who sold
staips in the post ofilce for several
Notlee Executive (Comm1ittp(emn.
The executive commiittee, of the
County Demlocratic party will Ieet
Saturday. August 10th, at 3 p. i. for.
the purpose of examilnliig the roll;.
Any person desiring to complain of
any errors thereon. can do so at that
tine. 10xecutive committecien who
have not furnished list of managers
will dlo so at once.
C. A, POWER.
Couty Chal irmI.
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Our association is now ti enseol te
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. M. G mbrell .. ..Abbeville, q. C.
no. 11. Childs .... ..radley, S. C
\. W. Yolnghlood .. ..llodges;, S.
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reenwoiod. S. ('.
Meeting of Veterans.
Company F, 11th S. C. Volunteers,
vill meet at Langston church August
7th. All veterans as well as the pub
lc are invited to attend and bring
W. F. Wright,
The man with r
can do the duty
owes to h's far
You are n sting mone
way, that if it ere put in t
very handsom sum.
If that sun ere left ir
would grow to be a fortune,
die would not leave helpless
Start a Bank Account
We add 4 per cent. int<
N. B. DIAL, President
-a P' e ~
Five Off for Syracuse.
The local exemption'board vent flve
mien to S-yracuse, N.'Y., Moiday morn
ing to uindergo training for linited
military service. They were Messrs.
Goo. W. Irby, Wn. 13. Byrd, Len H-1.
IRounds, 10. D. Harris and Jno. Franks
every week in some trivial
he ba-nk would soon rnake a
the bank and added to, it
if you live, but if you should
little crnes behind.
C. H. ROPER, Cashier
the ban an1dedt3i