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ENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1918.
Ohoil1d be reko'hn ed on "cost plus rea
:monable profli" Ensis. To he sending
abroad thle iiessage that till over Crop
vould ha' playing into ft game of the
bears inl depressing ile rarket.
'ihe (YC: of South " Ia'rolin were on
Latiauenis Count' today just as the
eyes of the I natow o n v.* (i'il F'otl Ih Ca r
otilna and the eyes of tlle world on the
n'lited States. I,atrensl had two cit
Izens asTirin ,1 to the hi glhest o1Iices in
the gift of the ieople. loti i)iail ani
Cooper had heen received wIth enthu
sim tlirogli the St.atec and tle pieo
pile knew If tle two viere elected,
lie tate would be well represiented
lVrtiher disc ;sing the cotton cinestioni
'ollock said he went to WailIJg
ton folur year;s ago on a simillar planl.
but did not nalke mucli headway. Itut
lie was four years allead of .\lr. linet.
Congressions ' ' landidates spoke im
111diately aftek the i'ecess thou1r for
dilner. Coamiig at the close of the
regIllar congressional Campaign in
this onllity in which th' caldidales
had been tinsparing inl records and
issues, an1 airl of ex pect aicy pie'vadod
the atidieiie. Notlhing of parlit iiiar
in1terest occiired, however, utili the
very last part of .lr. Traxleir's address.
The addresses of the several eanidi
dat's had been Similar ti) those made
in olier parts of tie colty, a fall re
port of which appeared In the last is
Sue of this paper.
)avid It. Traxlei, who witi Sai ..
Nicholls and I Iorae 1,.l iomar, are the
conididates ill this race, spranig the
sensation of tie day toward the lat
ter part of his address when ie "imt
it up" to Mir. Nieiotls to state whether
or not lie l :was goIng to vote for .Mr. 1
lilease in the senatorial priliary. The
tosition of ir. Nicholls has been a
subject of speculation since tile Cam
paign opened and was co)cedet to
have an important hearlig oil i out-ti 0
come of the race.
The Incident Clim1e as a sequalt to a
propositlon put to tle other candi
dates by M.\r. Nichols tie Ir 'st part of
the week fin wliehi he offered to go in
to anl agreement to It u11p a $5,000
bond to guarantee tiat the two losing
candidates after lie primary would go
to a recruiting oflice and en1li1st In the
armi'y as privates. Mr. lomar accept
ed the proposition of Mr. Nicholls
Thulrsday and Mr. . Traxler c celited it
on conditlon. lit saId that tie wouild I
not enter into a contract with another
party Illiless ie knew that the otier
party would stand to the rack Or words
to that effect. Then citing the binding
friendshlp that had existed het ween
.\ir. Nicholls and .\lr. Illease in hilease's
heyday and recalling certain substan3-I
Hial favors alleged to have beil graint- I
id Mr'. -Nicholls by .iri. Blease and cr
:ain expressions of loyalty of Mir.
tllease toward .\lr. Nicholls, Mr. Trax
let said that Ie woul go Into tie vonl
tractk with .lr. Nicholls If Mr. Nicholls
woulki stand lp before the assembled
crowd andl declarc whether or not tie
Intended to stick to Mr. Ilease and
Vote for timiii inl the 0imary. Alid aii
almost bre) 'athless Alence Mr. N eiclls
aros0e to r'eply. "I will ans1wer' that
questi on,"' 111 said. "'I will not) Vole
for anly mani for' any otlice whoc Is not
loyat to the adinlist ratIon."' After
some i'eferecnce tc) .\'. titease whleh
ivat yells driowned lie contlinued, "My
fr'iencds don~i't car'e w~ho I am goIng to
v'ote for and as foi' my enemites, It Is
none of theIr buiess."
Mr. Tr'axler' then put the qulestton,
"iDon't you know that Cole lilease is
dlIsloyal?" "No, I do not.; (do you1 say3
tie Is?" replled Mr. Nicholts. "1 do
not say so; that Is what I am askIng
y'on" again said Mi'. Tlraxter'. Mr'.
Nicholls said if Mir. Dial or' Mi'. Hlease *
wouldc ask him for' whom lhe wvas go
Ing to vote tie wvould tell themi and If
they wanted to make capital Ouit of it
they coul1d (10 50.
Mi'. Traxter chiaracteizecd Mr. Nich
olls' repily as a complete (ddge andcl
chiai'gedl him wIth straddlIng the fence. e
Tfhe itinerary of the congressional
cand~lidates enltdd withi the Lanlrens
mieet ing. A apCctil meetIng was held
at the Watts Mills Thurlilsday nIght. e
Messrs. Truaxler' and liomar' have madhe
teirrifle assaults on the record of Mr-'t
NIcholls and Mr. NIehiolls has replIed
in kind. It is generally conceed thati
there has boon a dIslocatIon of Hnes05
In tile county duing the week, but as
to the extent of it of course the elec
tIon only will toll.
Union Servrvices. r
UnIon sorvicos will be held 131 the I
Methodist Church Sunday morning and d
evenIng. The public is cordially In-- r
WRM WLC09[ TO I
DIAL AT- H8 H0511
Senatorial and Congres
slonal Meeting Thursday
4'alls oil Nicholls to Sny Whether or
Not He intends Voting for ('ole L.
Blease for the United Stite's Senite'.
31r. Nicholls Evides the issue.
Candidates for senlatorial and con
gressional honors vied with each otiher
in appealing to Laurens county voter
in the Court house Thursday morning
and afternoon. The senatorial entall
dates for the long and short teris
spoke in the Iorning iand after a short
intermission for dinner the congre
sional candidates held the boar(;.
The senatorial meetting In the m.orn
Ing was held in the presence of a ('omn
fortably filled nau ditorium. lx-Gov.
Bloase and Attorne. (Aneral Thos. It.
Peeples were absent. Supporter of
M1essrs. Dial, Pollock and Ienet were
apparently In a safe majority in the
meeting an1d received genelolus Il
plaise as they proceeded. .\lIr. C. A.
Power presided over the mec-jing and
prayer wAs offered by Rev. Graves I..
Mi. Dial, tie local candidate for Ile
long teri in the senate, was the iirsl
speakdr. .\ r. (Dial, being in his homi0e
town, (1(i ncl( take up hIs all(ote( tiline.
ie was give%. a warm weleome at the
'opening of his speech and generously
applaude(d at. its close. Ile sp)kte on
'ty abojut 10 minutes, making a special
plea for a united effort in slpport of
dhe national adi'fhiistration ii pushiilg
the war to a successful conclusion.
T'he peoprewere Ilged to register tilat
4%1 they might he prepared for any event -
uiality. ilease and the Charleston
American were eonten(ling that Blease
was the natuoral successor of the late
Senator Tillman. During the eaml)
paign prior to his death, Mr. Tillman
each (lay had sent a letter to the coun
ty chairman in Which lie ;aid it wol I
be a disgrace to send such a man as
Blease to the United States senate af
ter the Pomaria and Filbert speecelis.
\ark Twain had remarked ien lie
fIrst saw the ocean, "Well, It's a sue
cess." Mr. Dial was pleased to report
that his campaign was a success
wherever lie had been and he greatiy
-appreciated the commendable letters
the ICoPle of Laurens County had beeni
sending throughou t the State in behaif
of his candidaey. Whether elected or
not, lie would always be grateful for
Jaies Francis Ric contended that
the fact that he was a bachelor should
not debar lhim from tle United States
senate. lie promised, though, if elected
to get married. "I will cross the Ruo
*bloon and take unto myself a bride,"
'he said. Some of the boys in Andeison
had regarded his candidacy as a joke,
but. he was as "suire to win as Itoh
tal," the r'ace horse, the wvorthy ex
ampile of which lie says lie's emuilatinog.
"in this race I am lkobtall," Mr'. Rlice
concludes his npeechi each (lay.
iSenator lieneit madeo a strlong aid
dircss and was geerouisly aplauliided
by the audience. Tom Peeples had
Jump~ed out of the governor's r'ace
*into the short term race and had
stayed just 30 minutes after "Pollock
and I puit him on thie rack," Senatoir
lBonet saId. Peeples was like the man
who had climbed upi into a tiree and(
caught a coon and was now shouting
"for God1's sake come here and help me
to turn it loose." Mr'. Benet explained
in detall the government cotton hold
Ing coriioration to fix a pi'ce below
which cotton shall not be allowed to
dbrol) and also to purchase all dilstr'ess
cotton that wvill have to be sold. lie
wtas not wedded to this. It was the
best plan so far suggested. If a bet
tor suggestion could be0 offered, lie
was- pi'epare'd to support that.
Blease had made his "own medicine,"
which was now so nauseating to him.
'rho use of the wordi America in con
nection with the Charleston American
was a disgr'ace and was being used( as
W. P. Pollock also'hadi many friends
In Laurens. Mr. Blenet, ho said, had
practiced'law In a skyscr'apei' and hind
neover walked down a cotton row. The
COheraw candidate was a plain, lpractI
c*% farmer and lie thioughbt in fixing
-a.mumm price fr cotton ths
Allied Armies Pressing A
ier's Army in Picardy
ly .\ssocated Press, Aug. 1:.)
Altloigl lhe (hermans are ('miploy
iesh f. torces, of resi'rves Ia efforts
o hold hack the .\llied troolps who are
pS. ing hli 1:rom thoin Ile region of the
eine to the Oise, lie American,
iritishi and French arlIlies contllille to
.\lnday witlessed galins of ground
>f imporitance all along the battle
At'er an extremnely hiter charge
he Anericans and Init ish have gained
I foothold inl Ile important little lown
if Iayr-Su-Sollle, across the town.
\ short distanace across ithle river to
le soilh the Ilritishl have taken Proy
Ir and inidway of the line have press
d en to ihe east of Folnquescoirt in a
nI anCIever Which has resiitled in tIle
ut her otitahiing of '1htauines from
h soiu ti a or ioyve fromt te iortii.
On theliart, ihe French ill the roll
tig colliltry i'miin'diately north of the
)isne river have capltired (lury, a pio
L in of great :t trategie value, lying
olitiwest o I,asinnIIiIIy and at. several
ther *loints solitlward to the regioni of
lie Oise have advantied ti41r line
urther toward Noyon.
In Monday's tIghtinag hndreds of Il
litional G(eran were iade pri:;oers
nd the enemy also lost heavily inl mcen
<iied or wvounlded. Floillecial reports
lve the nunber of Germans captured
hiing the presen t offensive a.; in the
ieighblorlIood of 40,000.
The Germans at last iceolinat1S were
till thrwi ng rein for1een0s t he
ast of the road riiniag through
haulnes. tobye and Noyon, the Pass
ige of which by the Allies would se
liously menace all tlie Germlan forces
DE.TH 1i OF T. .. CR. AW.'OlI.
nortier Lauiren s (unt CItIzen Dies
at hartow, Flori4a1.
Mr. T. .1. Craw ford, a native and
sideni of this county up 14)to few
ears. The body was brought back to
la., whvre Ie thad resided for soeic
ars. ''lebody was brought hack to
iis old home and laid to rest Wednes
lay at Molun et lohel CIurcli.
The deelased was abotit IN years
f a g . Ile was reared in old Ila rmony
!nrch comuinalty and here le spent
w-netieally all his life. lI Ic was a sue
essful fariner and a highly respeted
'tiz.e). Ito was twice iaItrried, Ilis
rist wife beillg \tiss 1Ienretita Wood,
i daughter of the late T. It. I,. Wood.
-he died ahomt 29 years ago. She was
tirvived by four sonls, .. Wister, Wil
i0, Arthur and .Jesse T. Crawford.
e.ise CIawford Is captain of the old
'elzer IItIles anad is anow in Fra nce wIth
he (1 I thReg~iment ,1fgilyyl the
"irst South CarolIna. ('alit. 'Craw
ord marriied a .\iss Cheek of GIray
'ourlt. .1. WVIster Crawford Is a Irav
lang salesman, whIle thle other sons,
VilieI and Art hur, live In 'Florida.
.\r. Crawford's second marrIage
v'as t) Miss Al Ice Traynihami, a daughl
er of the late Wi. 1,. Traynahiam of thIs
Oilnt y. She su rv ives her husband.
(County PIlle lcIltl MeetIng.
Tihe I~aiurens (County Connell1(1 of lDe
ense will hold a public1k meeting Iln
'onniectioni withI the State IBoard of
Icallth In thle c'ourtI house at Laurenus,
"rlday, August 16lthI at 1 ii. m. IHeal thl
cettermnent as a wvari asset will be dits
ilssedl by several lprominent speakers,
umong those so far' announced is Dr1.
Vma. Westoni, of Columi~a, on "('hild
Velfare". Thei coloredl council will
lso have speakers present and both
aces are expectd to attenid and help
ii a nationwide campIIaigni, ordlered by
hie government to coniserv'e health,
raicate disease and take steps to
lard checking soclal dilseases, the lat
or heretofore neglected will beC 1lain
y discuesed. ChaIrmen fromn caca
rwnsthlp, wvhite and colored, are urnged
r> be present or send representatives
ad advertIse the meetIng.
A reutnion of the lloyd famIly wIll
o hold at the home of Alr. 1R. Dank
toyd next Wednesday. August 21st.
Ill members of the famnily and their
riends are invited to attendl. DInner~
Illi be served in picnin mst).
round Flanks of Von lut
and May Force a General
ans in the Attack.
inside the pocket formed by the Somiflue
ont the northilIi anI east aid he Olise on
the south. Not aloin are th. Allies -i
deavoring to press their adivantage by%
froital attacks, but they have drawn
Op to their back lines, guns of medium
a1nd heavy clibeis and with ttiese
they aro heavily shelling the area!
lield by the Germans, even as far back
as Iethncooyrat at which lits onl tIh
Somme, sevent and a hall miles east
of Chatli ntIes. M.\eantimie Allied a ir
phlne; continued to homb11 (.'erman po
-''Ions aed to use machine guns fron1
ow altiitudes on troop formations.
-. omin gly, tle advalnes tv IlI(
lFrentch t roops ott tihle soutierin part of
the line cannot have httt an (exr(itre
ly importlant effect o0 the preseitt hat
Ie. The hill positions they have gain
ed not alone dominate tle Oise vatley
a'nn1ing inothlastward tlo l'oon, Iut
arond 1I 'ssij&nnv a !sa- give them a
(::eet ef the i la ins soitth of tIle Roye.
A\sid from the .\OiwAns-ointdidier
' litilo ihti nt h:is taken place
o:1 aly of tie fronts. Along the V'esic
t.he ernms again have delivercil vio
Ie''t ot er.: attac k.,; a I ns t tin
Aig ricant and Freneli, whto arte hold
n round oin the north bahnk of tlt
treao. As on treviouis ocasionls
when the enemy attemlpted to dislodge,
the .\llied troops, the count er aittack;
I iiitih air craft have brought don.vi
a erman airshilt off the coast of I 01
ht.!. according to an alnotiieiment .I
Ith' Iritith adimi tv. An ollicil
report annlotnnees that a1 Zopp-linl o1
the largest and new(st tyie has bteei
brought down oty the hnglish 'asi
C'OU'NTY C'DAPIGN NEXGT.
"t'onte Crowd" Starts ont Its It Inetari
Next 31ntiliy Night.
The regular senatorial, district and
slate 'am1iaigtts alt ieing a thing of
1the iast., so far as latrenls cotItty
goes, file (yes of tie votis are now
i tund loward ithe (ontity caipaigii
The "Cooter Crowd", as the assemtt
blage of county (anid(iates ihs been
vall'd for many years, starts ol its
tour of. the county next Monday nighti
I'a ClInoton. The Iext day the ti'ling
;! be hi it tatrents and the satime
eveing at Watts Mills. The last mteet
Ing will be held at Grap Court Wed
The Mimo for fIling pledges aid pay
ing thc .Assessment fees expires Salt
Iirday before the cImlpaignts opens,
wileh Is the comting Saturday. 'T'he
pledges are to be tiled With lihe eounty
chairman, .\l. . .\. I'Ower. As thte of
lece of M\tr. l'cower closes at sixN O'('lockl
in the aifteirnooni (anditelht(s w~Ill bie xN
Itcetedl to htave coimptIled withI the irulesi
biefore that titie.
Thlie liast we'k has seeni severa ad
dhititonal 'anid idate's it thle tinig. Pior
th li oult~se (of llettresenttat ives .\r. 1.
.\dd~ Campbjthell, of laurtens, has entlered,
thle r'ace. .\essrs. .I. II. 0'DIell, of the
War'e Shoals sectiton and1( A. 1. itlake
13', of (Clinton, ha~ve iannioutnced fot
Road Vommittissionter. .\Ir'. John N.
Wrtigh t, of l2aiireits, aeerites hiis ant
ntounicemient Ifor mnagistrtate of th is
tow'nshiip this w"eek.
Jlor I. Coopteir, son1 (If Mr. and( .\ls
H. J1. Coopetr, otf the Laureits M\itt, was
reported byl th 1'wiar de partment t.as
tissing In actin slitce July3 24tIhi. lie
w~as a mtentbet' of Co. It, 38th Infantrty,
andl enlIsted as volunteer at thte age
of 18 years. Miss ('rawley, secretary
of tte C'ommiittee on IHome Reltef of
the Reud Cross, Is miaking a comptlete
Invest IgaIIti to get fuller Infor'ma
Itotn on the cause. Thte notlfleaf itn fr'om
the governmtent (lid ntot indient
whether' Pu'tvate Cooper was kIlled,
wouinded or a tprisoner but the general
assumtiton Ia that lie ia a prisoner.
Ex-Oov. 1'lease to Speak.
Ex-Gov. Cole b. Tilease. candidate
for the U'nitecd States Senate, Isasched
tuled to speak In the court house hero
next Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock
and at ClInton the same evenIng at 7
'e s 'lhat Ne " 1)rat 11, 1m e s;s'l
-it Onwce. (Giss e';Iten;ons filr til, Or.
dron Enltist :nents.
WVasih iingitiion, .\:.. !. -The enllareud
War prorami wasf xp:line d to i el
-Renate, military conunijt(te behindcl
ril dloors today byh tryBilker inl
urg,"ing enlac"tmnt as soonl as possibic
iof t he adiinli,;t ra lionl's nmn.l-power bili
extendilig drAft ages so as to ininde
all men het w'en IN and 1.3 years. If
:id i e exV tision was ssential to 1-7..
vide! the mn nl1ed to bring the Wall
to a quick concluision.
Aftvr i o:nt;ieoil;; his statemen'ii ! be
f'orv lito 1111 conunlillet Se et aI!Ir
11iaker wa (iestioned by tle sub-com.
iniltli investigating the air-Ilanue siluit
at io .
In a brie' s!:lt4,melvnt to new saper
lcuit 1'efore vntertinr the conniiiltter
loom 1hp oecrinry said the ordlr is
suied yetrday sispelinding all armyi,
and navy enlistmnents until definitt
acion is Iaken onl Il imanpowel bl1
does not apply to aly prSon %who had
takein st' I,- prior to Ile iiissuaT of
the orlder to elist or to (nter a mili
tary tri:1iining canmp. *
Sii-ie th' mallpower bill was pro
-d to Congress there has been a
heliavy ru Ih to naval and marine cor:s
recriitinig st it ion of men who do not
visl to bw dralted. In malny casts it
i.s unlders;tood moln of families and with
r aul imiorlant usitness inter
est. have soughlot to 'nlist on t Ie
theory that 'ventiially they would be
dra' til tint the army.
Secretary 1aker was the final wit
iii- S to a it'ar. in connection with th
hill and Se-nati'or Cham bierlain hop's
o have thll \. commiillov take. up1 and
o: ,idehr the, mn tre:ll without delay.
I'ro- pt ilnactmni'it of the draft ex
it iton hh! so that S ieitier .3 may
Ie fixed as retgistralion day, as sug
.ed b l'rovort Marshal General
Crwde.l(r was nrged by Ir. Unker,
W\it holtl the extension, lie told tii
commitnteo, it wolid be nece.-ieary tc
ii tai'he lderfeired classes.
Secrtary inaketr reviewed the sit
tat ion but added little to inf'oimation
already given to ite commilt tee by'
G:eneral Mlarch and P'rovost Mlarshal
(lenral 'rowder, aiccolding to a state
lent made )y Chairman Chamberlain
after t Iaring closed. The Secre
tary said the decision to extend file
draft ages was reached only aft er long
stidy. whichl showed the step to he
absoltely nec'essary to carry out the
agreetiiient mnale at the allied confer
Dlriiing the hearing Mr. Raker Was
vigorously (illestionid by Senator Reed,
of lssoiuii, and othiers, it was undir
stood, regarding what was termed the
"apparent change of froni" on tle part.
of the departimtent as to extension of
(COi'P. I,. -El'TON AEIWI0.MIE.
Colfirmationl of Youngl .Untrinle's Denthl
I rom Wotuntds is Ret d
The recently, reported death fromi
woundis of C otrp. I 3. F'el ton Abetrcromti
hit', otf lthe I' niteid Slates .\ain tes, has
bei'n coit'nfired bty olieialI notilce fromi
the wa r dleiar t mlenit. t o .\t's. J. C. Alter
Abtercrtomblie btelonlged to the 8thl Co.,
1'. S. M . C., 5th Ii e~g., antd had been in
iFianlce sinIce last tatll. lIe was wvou nd
ed while in action .titne S and dietd ten
Young Abiertirombie enlisted about
three yearis agot at Chttanootga, where
lie was etngagetd ini t' insu rance busi
ness, antd lie hadl seen service in thle
West Ind(ies be'fotre the U nitedl States
enitered~ the watr wIth Germany. Hie
was reen'l ledi to thiIs cotutr'y ando sail
ed fronm New York some Itimie last
yeari. lie was a soni of .\r. anid .\trs.
Johnl C. Aberciromiie of Il('kor'y TIav
ciin and was 28 years of age.
. iother ('andtidate' for the( Hoiuise,
bate yesterday afternuioon Mir. D). ~1.
Hlo'tct', of KIiards, teleplihned lto have
himi annoiu need for' re-elect ion to thle
1 iouse5 otf Repuresentatives. The mes
sage camne tot) late for his name t) be
placed in Ithe tregular column, so itubl
lIty Is gIven to It in this place. 1lls
iiame will appear in the regular lIst
Onte Teacher Omiltted.
In the list of teachers for the grad
ed school carried in The Advertiser
last wveek the name of Mliss Mary Belle
hlabb was inadvertently omiltted. Mliss
labbt's atpplication was acceptted when
It was first. received and it wa's only
through an oversight that. her name
wna. left out of thn list last week.
4MIRICA PLANS FOR
A SMASHING BLOW
3,000,OU0 Men li France
O verwhel in I ou orces of All . I lied
N.Itiols liXpect'ed to Push G(ermn1Is
Bahie Mer fihe 101hine inl Ithe Springo
or lie.stroy Greater Part of Hl
Washinglon, Aug. 7.-lacked by a
1(ser-voirl of five million American
t roops. Vivld .\arsh1al Poch, supremei
<omaillinder of the Americal and the
.\Ilied arnuties is preparing to h11ur- the
en1tirei un1ited military ,trI n 11h of
'rae tGreat Biritain and the t'inted
tate. against ftie Germiianls oil the
e1ern fronl t in order to brting the
wat to a victoriouts conclui onl ill tile
:;horte.t lossible time. Next spring
will see the terrific conflict already
in) progress onl the Aislie-Velse line, in
fuli swing with Foch's armies strik
ill.! with all their power.
hI'iis was the impression gained to
d.v hy Imemblers of thep SenIate mill
tary commulittve. who heard General
arct, chief of staff, explaini in exe
culive session the War D)epmrtmeit's
reasons for' as.king extension of draft
limits to iltulvde all ilen betweei
nd a -n . years of age. TIey' learned
also t1hat tile defhitite (evcisiol to en
largev the Americani m1iitiary pr-ogramil
10 an army of five million men was
!'etCied abtouit July "0 and is in ae
rdance with an agreenent reached
'u l'ris shortly before that timec-.
Thu dale when tihe I'nited States
Ae(ided to more than double tle great
effort it already was making and to
bring its whole German front from
Rheims 'to the sea into jeopardy, was
struck .1u1ly 15 with American troops
hearing their full share.
It aP110,-Cea l POSsible tihat the. suc
Pess of th11at blow had influenced the
Amilicant ofliclals wIlo ContInuously
have p'ressed for a vigorous aggres
it(l amign at tile earliest possible
m11olmient aid with attention concen
irated oil the Western front, to believe
that eniotlgh could be done this year to
lepare the way for a smashing miili
:tary t1ium1Ph1 next year when the fill]
American arny becoies available.
!he period of time Covered by esti
mIes for etuiplment an(d transporta
tioll for the troops u1nder the enlarged
army pin is ui nderstood to earry it
1t1) to lext spring.
A\s the project is understood, at
lhouigl the details were not othain
:1He, it is contemiplated to place an
irmy of substantially I re- million
in ian1Ce before ithe spring camipaign
opons backed by 2,)00,000 at home,
moving forward as needed. in this
(01cnee 11 i ln, iniatIionis thiiat thle flt'it
ith hav mCtade 'x triaord inariy efforit to
()n1('litrtate trioops On th nE iest erni
1ron1 ill thle last few monthIs became
imncrea si ngly sign i leant . Conupled with
thle Frtencht anid Amlericanl efforts, this
.ljives proise of situl~ch ovrlmWiliing
13' Iartge for'ces Il it th battle next yeart
thazt a ('omparttat ively' short and( billetr
tight miay. see the Issute deidedil' and(
t'e Germ1an arm dr'(1ive b'eIiyoind thle
llthine if it Is not1 des'tro e 1 in'( 1 the
iIn hIs im id-wieek con ferenee with
hte nlewspalter men~i latr i'n then day.
Gleneral March dealt withl the battle
siuat ion In general terms and refor
r'ed to his appearance before the son
'ite'(Ot)1 omilte 01nly to deny a retport
that he hadl fixed thle military pro
gram11 t a linding S 4 Amterican di(ivisionis
in Frianee bhy next Mlay.
lie had made 110 such stateomen t, hie
First Opent (ottoin lBoll.
Thlle Iirlst cotio h11 oll of thle season
lmadle its appear'anee Friday, NIrt. A. P'.
Williamus, who lives on ltute (6,
brlouight it to 'Thie Adv'ert iser thbat (lay.
ile states that tis one was found
close to fouri or five othler 0open h)011s
Thiut'sday Iin a field of of King cotton.
The first open01 boil r'epor'ted last year
was by3 J. NI. Simpson, whlo lives on
lloute 3. llis )1 hollws br'ought in
C'hildbreni's D)ay at, Lebanon.
C'hilidron's Day exercises are to be
held at Lebanon church, Greenville, -
coiunty, Saturday, August 17. The pub
lie at largre In invited.