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VOLUME XXXIV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1918. NUMBER 11
First of Central Powers
With -Bulgaria Out of the War and
Turkey Cut Off from Communication
with Central Powers Early Capitula.
tioin of Turkey May be Expeeted.
Allied Arms Win on All Fronts.
(Associated Press, Oct. 1.),
Bulgaria Is definitely out of the war
n(d Tu rkey vir tually cut off from
communication with her allies and
ler armies in Palestine almost annih
ilated, likely soon will be forced to sue
for a cessation of hostilities against
Meanwhile the ciientle allied forces
from ilelgiu in to Verdilna on six bat
tie fronts are registering victory af
ter victory over the Teutonic aims
and the enefy front almost every
where is crumbling, notwithstanding
the desperate resistance that. is being
offered on various sectors.
Seeinz 'eventiual defeat staring her
in the face through the swift prog
ress of Serbian, italian, Bitishli,
Greek and French troops in the re
claiming of Serbia and the invasion
of Hulgarian territory, the Bfulghrs
begged for an armistice, reserving to
themselves no conditions. All the
territory now held by King Ferdi
nand's mien is to be evacuated; the
Bulgarian army Is to be Immediately
demobolized and all means of trans
port inside the kingdom, even along
the Danube, is to be given over into
Thus in addition to the isolation of
Turkey tlie back door to a direc. ii
vasloin of Aisria-liluingary is flung
wide opel to the allies and dloubtliess
tle tlme 1111vF not fa rl distant, wheni anl ad
vante 1 of\ I thet hull will be kliell Ito
thle new," avnue togh which Hic
(.114-11y cian e icachd. With tre de
the Auitiro'-iiungaians iln Atbania.
filnl , il e U it h e ia d w e
is :-co plihed the allios wvill have
webid an iron s110ii-circle abiout the
contralepower: from the llack Sea to
the N.- th Sea.
Viewin 1t sillation in llt . t s i 3
p(ets thl; 111v of$ ( the greal offen
s e in ilgimn and l-'rane : t hli lot
ting Isoui of h war. zonea flI14 in the-il
ks : .11 il!en "in ofh il t of the afrom
itliterourl.;4 withl Gvrlinany, and Aut,
tria-llun1giyary, fxcept by the - lo.n
rouilht(hrolugh1 the Caulasuis aid souith
erni-' lissia an d thv st eady gains that
aire being utea by fite allies I in ak
ing Rlussia oc ml ore a facrlor In hIe
strugggle--lhe darkest days of the warit
seemingly' illre faed by the Altstro
liiinnariaionli i eljo.etesI
Alehoigh it ihadt been roally anr
the IltIle Fren lell arnei ofa '
after thte Gtermans1 who are known to
have beeni tlghinbg wIt h thle Tulgarnians
in thiis region)1 act Ing as rear1 gu ards.
On all tile sectors I uder attack
fromi IHelgian Fla nders 14) the region
of VerdunI I t' German11 i front in grad
ually beninlg boack unider' the vio
lence oif the attacks of Ithe titishi,
Amerlnic , Frenichadli ( eigianus. In
Ii(lkinnI till advanice of the troops of
K\ing Albhert anld of F'iel d Ma rshiaI Ia ig
have proceeded so) (leepily east ward1
that Germnaniy'; submI~artine baises On
thle North' Nat:11 ar in leopardl~y ltough
lie im p iding CIutling of thie liines of
11ous1 Messines-WVytschnet'e ridge has~
been (aptutredl andl thi allied guns
dominate the plains beyond.
Bo0th Menin and Rlouiers roport rafi
roadl junietion points for the suppiily
of the German armies north andl sonth
are virtually in the hands of tihe Brit
ish and Hlgianst, and seemlingly soon
From Catmbral to St. Quentin the
Ult isht and Americans again have dhe
hivered successfully hard smashes
agin~Ilst thie Germn It rong points all
along the front, includhing the remain
lug nortina f the n1h1 Iiindnhurg
line. The Germans here are offering
most strenuous resistance and in
counter attacks are compelling the
British on one or two sectors to with
draw for slight distances. The Brit
ish are in the process of cleaning ill)
the town of 'Cambrail having penetrated
its suburbs from the northeast and
In the region of St. Quentin Where
the Americans are fighting with the
British, the old Ilundenburg line has
been cut and penetrated to a depth of
three miles over a front of eight miles.
In conjunction with tile operations
of the French northeast of Soissons,
Ihe Germans have hegunl the evlcua
I ioll of tile Chenin-des-Dlames the
lrelnch now holding half of this fa
mous defensive position, Likewise,
there is anm indieation that the enemy
intends to give ttup tie remaining pos
1011s ield by hin along the Vesle to
fi Champagne tile Frelich troops
west of the Argonne forest every
where are pressing forward and Ilike
wise to the east of this position tile
Alericans ar moving northward in
unison. Already the big forest Is vir
litally outflanked and apparently sooll
will be made a part of the Franco
American line. From the St. .imihiei
sector the Americans are heavily bom
barding enemy troop trains which are
being hurried to tile front.
Reports from Amsterdam are to the
effect that Enperor William has ae
teped the resignation of Count von
H ertling and Admiral von Ilintze re
spectively imperial German chancellor
and foreign minister.
l'110(M11.\31 OF 11031E S-RVl('I
Instiflttle of Aitericanllt 11e1 Cross to
Open Nikt 31onday with Address by
W. H. ('oulrsen.
The in1stitutle to) trainl lilone ser1vice
wvor1kers for he, the l(l Closs will open
on lilt, ve li' f OcIlo lr ti h,. with ial
le l r y \\'. . 1i. UColi*S1en, a . ill
lcd director. .\. 1'. C.. ilt Dailp
vier. 1 1h" I ' the public i s in ial.
10 ii) Il (ii I livs'
T hinstitue is ) to l Six weelks; nd
the i , e i ni r ''0 ll to be \ atnnlii1 outu I i -
(r. The- 'Ie . tii' n w.lldqql'k I .~-h
'Oil IS i r of Allt' I tlatM 1, ily
- l. r t11 he , fs I t v'to eek 1an n')1 tI
ftld I he. Se m t I I "1Th f Nson'ia
l'ife",. "Th. \l elhods of Illo S-;i
ic " C(hibd \\Tlfavfe", .1)Inn e u a
timn f Cripphl s"
('tos - 1h-. n to follow :a . r1 fin ton
cIrI.. will bI; Th. Wr.. Rhi Ihr
tanc by, Mr. A. C.Tid ; ". -niE
Tonsilad i MTs. lh".y h r . I. VI.
ii i(he'3's: "The FJi' a'itl Cisdreanc Mis4
Ailli gn.\e, ThroighJ1 0.he "ud
lgt", by .\iso (ray: "Social Det'ices."
by Dr. Nltles: ". le o and Its
I mllpor4 ' (i tce", by l'. Sullivan t11111 ir.
Thoue who1 hav enitrolled to take'th
'ourte tate .S Fra'nktitdetle, Sandy
Springs; Talin Cas, oa .\rs Wlict
atn. Owings; AIrs~ . Thiosi ran opot;
.\Ilrs. ot Fuol t ang lro.mIenryo Reasor
Cross awa 11 \l . l . A.01 i'll'tll Clinton;
tinle of Laurlens.l fth ~iresCt
Attack Made by Troops Fron
lina, Tennessee ancd
(Associated Press Monday.)
American troops-boys from New
York, Tennessee, North Carolina and
South 'Carolina-were in the thick or
the fray Sunday which badly smashed
the German positlons over a front
more than 50 miles, fron the region
of Arras'to La Pere.
On a three mile front the Americans
stormed thle Hindenburg line and cap
tured the towns of llicourt and Nau
roy, crossing 1he Cambrai Canal in
Meanwhile to the south, the Irit-Ish
stormed tle main ilindenburg defenses
oil file Scheldt Canal.11, crossed the wa
terway and gained the hills beyond.
taking many prisonlers. To fihe north
the British have their hands on Cam
bral, Itl important Gerniali base, ov
er which recently there has been so
much tightlng. The Canadians are in
tile noriwest outskirts of the city.
while a naval division has reitched the
South of St. Quentin to La Fere the
French have pressed forward their
line and taken some 500 prisoners.
Along the Chemin-des-Damcs the
French have advanced their line for
a distance of two miles. capturing the
highest point on the famous ridge.
Ii Belgium, the Belgians and Ilrit
ish have driven forward and taken
Diixmude. 10 miles from the North Sea
WORIK OlR FlllT
SAYIS (ITY FATiiEts
1rdinanlce 1'assed at .1eetint- 31ondiy
NIljtht. 111y Taesu %Pnr Con
In !Its re1h - eein L INly n h
Ci!Y 0 )nweil :14last1al 'In (n1i, nn1 :irl
IIa to Im "'o 'r F- hI'' r in e
-I a i in otiher s-iti42 wh e !!! opIi
i ':1 t 'i - a\.way ' ih n :
w C.i' l e -n.. li n
rl Io r . o" -
t111 I4'4 41 11 I I I 11 I I 1 I 4
il oi h I1 hill.
,1m, Dalis hillied In Fra1.111111
\Iir. Wlliiaim Soloiml recei\v(l a let
ter severa'.l da~ys a-i' s-tating that .ile
isiore hiere iiCvera1I 'l'as agoi andi~ who
niiie manylul ri'' ni is amoni~tig theiC boyis
atl girls Cit tlhe city, had madetlt thIi sui
premteliC sarflee111 ini Fran1ce, ha vinie tal
Ien in hattie Onl August 31st. Young
Da vis was fiom li arre Cde Gra ce, .\d.,
and t was thle firstx soliero from t hat
pla1cte to give u t his life in 1h i sC'erivice
of his euni ltry' in France. ie wvas
aboluti 2 1 year o' (f age an unmari il~ lriedC.
While lit was her'e severTat years. a go
the younltg man11 was5 vry IpopuIlari
21miotng the youngi. folks, playlig (11pIar
i l 2C i a (ir m h w t p arli t 1 2 ti a a i ll e a c iv -
iof his r-et. Those>1 who rlCC'it his
fearlness work1 al- a foot-b-ill play'"
k'now that lie av-luit tedl himl f~l whll
beforei'( he was2i dono' for lby thle IIlani;.
~l.\ istra~t' .. N. Wr'ighit has movedI'C
Iihi ofIfle'C fr-om the 141a1rtens NatitonalI
11an1k hllin~ig Eo 01ne oif thC smallI~ of
flees on the seond floor oif t het tl cort
hiomuse. ile states t hat lie will be able(1
to t al-e enre( oif orinfary'3 buiness(' in
here, lbut whei tn somethIing big hap
iensl lie cenn adjoturin to Ite ma in aud(1I
tor'ium11 adtjolining anti dispiense jus tice
fromn thle higho elea 1jon from w~ihi
thle lig jud~ges I emi ber just ice withl
3l.Ie t Ci of . 1). ('.
C., -wIll miteet .\londaiy a ftetnttn at I:3
o'clock withI Miss Mar'y Wro'gisun
AN LINES SUNDAY
i South Carolina, North Caro
New York. Exact
southeast of Nicuport, bringing their
line into closer union with that in the
region of Ypres. The capture of Dix
nitide, if pressed for further gains
eastward, will seriously affect the Over
man submarine bases on the North
The entente allied troops every
where are conti nuing to make progress
a'ainst the forces of the Teutonic al
In Belgiii, Fland'ers and France
"arial advanaces have been made on
1All the fighting fronts; in Serbia tile
teirritory of the overrun kingdom i,
f..st being reclaimed, while in Pales
4ile the' TuIkish ariniles under the at
:'''k of (General Allenhy and the i ribs
m ..n. of the King o' the Iedjas have
virllally ceased to exist as fighting
\(itiolal large nul1mlibers of the en
emily have been made prisoners and
lar'ge tuantities of st orl' 1 have been
Soc;iii'ng II relen I1 essly their vio
lent attacks from near the sea in Bel
giumn to the region of Verdun, the el
gian, British, American and French
troops are fast driv ng wedges Into
thle pliely line, forcing him to retreat
()I defeating him in sanguinary bat
ties. No rest Is being accorded the
;ermans and apparently thier front
Is fast going to pieces under the iM
Plwtus of the allied blows.
.%SSOiATE FIElal) UDIRE("Olt
SP'E.\, HS 11R11 310NDA1ll NIGHlT
bi'iIJ le is In.i ted to Attend L.ecture 1y
3r. 11'. II. ('onlr'ena, 1 ('li amp selier.
\ll.. \\. 11. Colir'.Aen, a11s!ouiale fliel
h4 Ille .\m eifa Hit ('r
IY (.4 . 4l
('r. iM M I." I It( 1i i.
144 a I ir - ell ' itt r I 9 i
dial0 o of l'.ii' anno I l ii r.
ltill. a 1 4taind . a worla-r a1 nd
thoriu'll,.1y orgAanize l|be (hgpartmenoit
Of 1lm Se vi44( e. Though a ini
work los 1l4 n b11 y .\liss hra irey,
.\lr.] I(4 i. N i l44~s, echarma o 114'
formed as 4to why~ till goverInent4ll
back4 s 114om14 Se'rvi44e and thalit is whly a4
ilarge ait tenl(htnee is 41rged tot' .\londay44'
('ottonl 211 ('cnts.
The4 11vera4ge ice~( paid( for ('(itOn
iof. the' 4; iorale w r e s l ast'4 2. '~4 4 uo.
4:11i4431 being abon1(4(44 i fift point s l we
4han4the o3enina It was' )))l45 erll
uns 05n1)44)') a4 4d for 4041h4y and4 11hat till
lar 1ger3 ('rop4 esite4301'''1 was aleady be
in1g i s'coun14ted. Consk1erable 314414 ('(on4 is
blei4n 544hl and1( some1 is In-ing iput into0
/i'o tIl3nurens1 ('oniy 3 Schlool ('hIiilren,
Selhool lhas closed for the week, and)4
(our1 plan1s cannot h1) e carr'iied 0out for3
ra ising money for the4 lledI Cross 1,1inenl
Shlower', as we cannot mee131Ct collective
13'. 1 low.efer, we are I'alsking 'elh 1)4
tpil tol Iaise the 25 ('entls individuially
and14 tur 41in not1 hl:er' than~l M.onday,
O('toberl ih. it schlt has not, open'4
''4 by' then.4 a4 ('omm1iIne ill relcev
I at4 !Hid Cross~i~ ro 444, (4r it ('nn4 heC
hande 34(o3 an) o3.'(f thet teaches.441
\lts5. ICmn Ita 110operl, H\x'e. SCC.,
.J441(4'nine ( a 1 (15m .
PISTOL SHOT ENDS
T. It. Peninger Almost Instantly Killed
lat Shtron. Bullet Enters llack.
York, Sept. 30.--T. '. Peninger, aged
15, blacksmith and emergency police
man at Sharon, York County, was shot
and instantly killed by Tom licks of
Gastonia, N. C., at 12 o'clock today. The
hullet -was fired at close range from
the rear, entering the back near the
spinal column and penetrating the
-st in the region of the heart, pro
(1iteing death within a few ruinutes.
Pellinger. in Company with Iltier
"tevo, mayor of Sharon. was read
'ng at warrmit to Iliiks and companion,
who gave his name as lirown, pre
iiininary to placing them inder arrest,
charged with violatilng a municipal or
dinance, when iieks sxltck Penilgerl
on Ihe head with his pistol, while
tirown drew his r evolver and covered
.al ayor l'lox ico. Pen in ger who was unlt
:rmi'd, not being oil ditly a a 1 poliCe
inan regularly. turned to enter his
blacksm itli shop, with the apparent
idea of securing a weapon when illeks
slot him in te 1vback.
IHicks and Brown fled immediately
after the shooting and tonight are be
ing pu rsued by a posse with blood
holinds in the swamps of Turikey Creek
near the Chester County line.
Coroner Alclanus reached Sharon
late this evening to hold an Inquest.
lrwown's real name is said to lie .loore
and he is said to'be from Charleston.
Three white women who lately came
to Sharon and have been responsible
for some disorder and tle presence
of iaiy stranigers thevre, were ' arested
tis; evenhi. though they are not di
1lit ly eiontetd whit the traed'y.
.Wre l ir t ill,
- I t: :
I h ii
\l fiiu- .\mrivans enlitri 1 a
la ; : a ntu ot (;Ir:1an amnumit ition
" v~ii"" '. iid in th r' a (io
i ; t -\r I i :-)i wll i I tt ' ti. t Iwasi
cutnse of th lilti fromt Atmericant lontg
tatnge gunts whicht hai the tange (of the
bridges a crtosst te .\l ous.
At intervals dutritig the (lay (tor
miani avxiators at taikedl the Amer'ioans
int this ,otot with mtacinti gttns bt
wire driven ott by the antI-aircraftt
torceos tmotvinig wit h the Infant ry.
A fmi~tetltack bty Germantt inuiltr
aloni2 the ilbow~ oif the .\1-n 'lth of
lanner~tonsi w~as troeInl ei thi 1-nor
Pe hv 'h -\utvie:--. The ais.;n!! h
Ilrue k 'iiht i tohellpeati and a
*Ameienn~ big gtns are ntIt1w reachuiig
tar lbeyn Othe ii Germn tines. l'irtes n
' itil and'tt( at ot hir plints are at..
it i ihe :ii tii wer! oetf Ithe An i hani
Shellsu are reptet d to lbe faling on
(ontsen voy e, Duttn-Sutr-\lous anid (on
other towns far In the rear oif the Gter
mani linies. Thte brtid ues over I the3 .\euse
also are bteing hiotmbarded, I ts chiok
ing the exits of fle Getrmans withdraw
Amii 'lu iCa t nginetrs are butsy closeo
'winthe adi ivatnced line repiinltg
' mii- a nid riehs antd liretltnr a wa'y
for the moi~viiment of uirtillety and trtuel:
icident to a T'a ild ad' antie have beetn
trelievedl en nildt eInn 1 me t U It,,....
10 LIBERTY LOAN
Campaign Already Begun.
FREELY COMING IN
Woten are Organizing Rapidly an&
Meii are to "Mop up" on 'iose They
Leave eilnd. Every Interest in the
County to be R4epresented In the
The big Liberty Loan campaign ha.
been launched and subscri pt ions an
arady bin adg iade il this connty.
Several large subscriptions have al
ready beeni reported, one for $ ',000
and oie for $2,000 and the battl(e haw
just begun. Laur11en0s couity is asked
for $800,000 in this drive and is ex
plce1d to go the litiil. 'ha irmnan
Aiken is gitinig his organization in
,ine and before the end of t.he week
it is expectid the sulsription s wil
btegin to pour in. The woinen ny the
Council of Def'ense have alread per
lecled their organization and are. lay
ing plans for a systematic caipaign.
Reports from o1ier parts of thr
co untr are to file effeet that tihe ap
peal of the governmen t for funrds Is
being met like the boys Onl the wester.
front are meeting the Germans. They
are putting it. over. Two wester,
states have already exceeded their 1l
lotment and Alaska has gone far he
yond. South Carolina has not ye.t ho
,,un to report. but the indications are
that she will ie equal to the eimerg
01r the $R00.,00 apportioned to lat
rens Conilty the City of -Laurens has
beeni aIpport iongdf $:.0:3.1110. E e town.
wvith banlks is apportioned a rnn
nonnit blit 11 a,balance is left Im mt .
ral . b ir Th
W( for '14 y
(I1f I Ii I' ' .t ls
1iI I I I... .i i~ i
. I '.' 3 1Wrni
S1 vl fn ! - 1 -.
I'' i t i i -h r-.r
lA F1 ) 1on t (i ta i hI tolt p r
'd r:tor t Olay i'roff \v'eas a ,g b.
a b' N t hin - Itioeedoie.Iu lheeu
iiiii fromd hai e soiti heng don h'vC t'
it 0 '(it ga lintieI ta lior. li il)('li
Inhtie r n(' to t he(Ct O prear t('iosfo
houiis h runs hehre
f'ou1 lnieli' for watein t iose carisent
theki~ Nationalii timaer rSoield hs hee
farmsd from the souitest ('ornerit of.
tei cord hus nd roiunds afrns. pandi
ohe neeng of(1 the1 Ptreet4on ('he smlith.
him on th(4 lootrI oppos)(~iei t rCi
to- efect tin moriitie teos''l tohor
Wl4ill !lintp,..ellv nilahor 1hrt' :
on tiute Earadi to the.e