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VOLUME XXXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APR. 3, 1918. MBER
A[I[S HOLD LIN[S
A4AT 2ND ATTAC!
Germans Concentrating Bc
Cermnts Sn-tain 1 Jeinity Posses Ili 1e.
cent Assaulls on Bitisli and F'rench.
Coiter Attncks May Ie- LianihCtl
-Sooii by the AIllies. (round Retakeit
by n-filr it ni i-renci.
Inufantry opt rations onl a large scale
onl the l'iardv- c haield have died
down while hoh Isides prepare for the
nlet mllore inl Oe gri ear colliet. Vicious
lbii ing_ has occirre(I bt -ween Albet
and lIott idir but tle Gewrmans have
been checked in all attempts to ad
vance !oward Aniens, while the
Franco-lritish have made small gains
between the Somne and Metnuin.
In the days of desperate and san
guinairy fighting since they launched
their attacks on the line before Cam
b'ral, St. Quentin and Lafare the Ger
man command apparently has learned
that massed Infantry attacks without
great artillery preparation are fruit
less and most costly.
The German artillery fire is report
ed to be weak indicating that the ene
my has not yet been able to move huis
big guns across the barren region be
twot-.1 St. Quentin an(d Albert.
Seventy-seven divisions are on the
battle line waiting for the guns before
attempting another gigantic effort to
reach Aniens. North of the Somme
there are forty divisions while 37 are
on the line between the Somme and
Chauny. And it is known that the
German guns have not all been moved
Alvanwhil'e the allied armies under
General Foch a-e making ready not
only to counter a German blow which
the enemy must make or concede de
fhat, but probably also for a counter
cffensive. Amri!can troops not unlike
ly will participate in the approach
ing renewal of heavy lighting along
most (J the line as more than 100,000
(re novinig towaid the battle lines.
Some uns(-asone( American units will
be placed id by side with hardened
British and FrItelh vetI-ans. a ccorI
ing to a dclcision annon( oil in London.
'The Gtm anas arec rpt'ed to be
missing tioops before Allbit, where
their attacks we-c heaten back by the
British Monday. The British command
looks for hea vy (rNman efforts north
of the Somme wihre it is believed the
y has most of his tighting forces
bit where thie ihas ten no marked
activity since the treise of A ri-as
Ex(-ept fo- the activity at Albert the
fighting has been contlned to tlie line
l%-tween the Sonnme and lontididier.
The alil ed t roops havye tel- clie some
groundl bet ween the Sommtec andI
Demnuin while between 1llangat-d andi
Moreutil bh-avy Gct-man attacks were
heaten off with loss. German at tempts)1
against Grivesnr-s, northwest of Mont
diier,i- wcrc- re-pult s sanguinarily by
Art illety exchanges c-ontinute on thte
tle t at the ft-ontI in Fiance. inc Ind ing
the- Amer-can esetor- neat- ToulI and
on the Italian ft-ont. The Autstro-Ge
man ar-tillery fire against the Italian
lines is moderaite and ther-e arte yet
no indientions that the enemy Is ready
to launch h's attaek with the many
t.houisands of troops r-eportedl to have
been br-ought from the c-astern theatre.
in the three (Cautasus dlistrtiets cedi
ed to Tu rkey by Russia in t he peace
tr-eaty wvith the centr-al powers heavy
fighting has br-oken out.- The Arm-nn
-ian and1 Georgian ihabitants of this
terr-itory are defending themselves
against the iTrks who are at temtninlg
Ott ('ottnci of D~efentse.
lb. lH. E-. liltghes, of this city, has
beent tnamedl as a member1,e of the (Coun
cii otf IDefe-nse ft-om this county, atnd
has alretady assumed thme duttie-s anmi
responb Iil itii.< (of the ofhlen. Tb-. Ii ughos
has alrteady givent a great deal of hi.
time to w ar work and this adids stilli
torec to th-- werk lie is doing. Lik'
others, howe-vtr, who ate siluly
ceglied ipon hei -tc is dingt thle wvork
(heerfully and civitng it his best attc-n
;E101.N LoSS IS
P1L . .EI AT 300,001
1'renhel Offielis Pine Loss of Teu,
1'4L in Wtvinslie So Fllr at Abou
300.110 .Men. On linndred livislom
u2.~gton Awil1.-A Frnhof
tiia e:imate of til German loss il
the great hattle on the we(stern froni
tsu their casualties at beween 275,00(
and 3W0,000 men. Tie (eria ns arc
sidin.g iost of their wounded to Bel
!!ill, it is declared. to conceal froim
the German -eopei their iheavy sacri
It hat ben po.-:sible to identify, tie
dispatch say. nearly 100 Gerian di
vislti. mIore than tenl of which werc
tw*ic(e elgaged. Soan. of the divisionts,
it .s declaei. had to be relieved at
lhe Ind o", tie tfirst day after losing
nor" than half their men.
Tle ilspatcl follows:
After an eleveni days' offensiive duir
ing whliich the Germans have reekless
ly- pished forward their attacking
waves. one may gather a fairly accur
ate estimate of their losses.
"In the first place, it has been pos
sible to identify nearly 100 of their
divisions since the beginning of the
offensive, more than ten of which
were twice engaged. Some divisions
had to he relieved at the end of the
first day, having lost more than half
of their men. Such was the case with
the 45th and 88th. The latter has
been nearly entirely wiped out. Among
those that have suffered the most are
the 5th, 28th and 17th divisions, as
well as the 2nd (Prussian Guard), the
16th. the 21st and 26th divisions of re
"Inl the seconld place, an enormous
niber of corpses were found on the
hattle ground, and the prisoners on
being inestioned acknowledge the ex
tent of losses of their respective units.
"To conceal from the German peo
ile the heavy sacrifices that their of
fensive methods required, the Germans
are sending most of their wounded to
"It is not an exaggeration to esti
mate the total of their losses at be
t ween 275.0) to 200,000 men."
Observingi New Time.
Very little ileolvenielle or annoy
alice has ben exerieleed by the peo
pie of the city as a result of the "Day
ligiii Saving'" law, altlhotigh soie of
them are gettlug up considerably
ealier in th le io'ornings than they have
I4oer bee'n used to before. I 'ractieally
all of tle stores of tile city followed
tie request of the government and
moved their opening and closing time
along thill lie clock so that most of
them close nlow at what was 5 o'clock
before the new plan went, into effect.
Tile grocer*v itores close at 7. The
house-wive s are requnested by the metr
chaits to be proipt ill their orders so
that tihey may close their stores as
requested by the government at the
Letnil Snles MIontday.
The Clerk of Court 'oniduct ed t wo
smiall sales Monday, the tlrst being two
small lots of the flusbee estate near
the city of ILaurens. Th'le first of the
lots wvith a thtree-rooml building wenlt
to J. 11. I lo'.combel for $375. 'lThe oth
er' lot, occupied b~y a two-r'oom hutlld
Ing, went to II. F. Floyd for $300. Ini
the case of MceGee vs Simpson, 225
acres in Jacks townlship w-as bid( inl by
R. IC. itahh, attorney, for $ 1,350.
An or'der for a temtporar'y injutilon
secured by the agents for Mirs. 31. A.
Owings held up thle sale advertised by
the sheriff in the case of the Parkei
.\fg. Company v5 -D. Hi. Counts, TPhis
case involves a lai'ge tract of land
valued at hetween $13,000 and~ $20,.
(t00 and the filing of tile aplplicatlon enl
joIning the sale priobably for'eshadowvs
a sharp legal battle.
1)led in Arkansas.
Thos. 10. Knight, son of the late Dri
.111m Kight of this county, died at hit
homtie in Arkansas on the 25th~ o
I March antd was hurled in his adoptel
town, lie is alrot her-!n-la w of Mr'
Alln 11htramlet t, of tis cIty, and~ is re
int miheredl by some of the oldei' resi.
(dints of the clty.
Mreytr ofA ~l' .\bb I',
it ' I... r ii; al b-1 en held at Ah
b. itl-. IM wick J. Mootr Mats, Fsg.
.Tse5-Nd :'' or byv a hiandsomoe ma.
yu it.T A: .\a: s miirb-d M'iss Imo
?g'ne W iesi, dlalghiter of Mir. and Mrs'
.I . T.lkc, andl has mvaniy friend:
hir' '.. wn"a tee his; r.'ce with in
LIBERTY LOAN I
School Children, Patriotic
nal Orders to Participa
Speakers to be Flearc
Th'le opeiniig of thle Thliarr ibehrty
I.0111 boid sah- il 1Laurens will be (cl
- ebraled Frilav With a big paladle
through the principal streets and a
Liberty Loan rally immediately after
w(1ards inl tle coiirt house. In the pa
rade wi!! march :thi i oih
gIaded school, m eimbers of Itriotli
organiza ionls, Ieprescitat ions froi
frat"ernial orderIs- almd patrilotie citizens".
.\len. women anld children are vX iected
to iake par: in the :rcat celelralionl
wilicl is to inaluirate the big sale.
The Allea(kinig in the .ourit house
vhIich will take place about I i o'clock,
Will be featlired by addre'sses of notedl
oraItors from out1 of tihe city and local
speakers as we-li. Dr. It. E. Iughes.
chairman of the Council of Defense,
for this county, was endeavoring yes
terday afternoon to get Into tonch with
Col. Luke Lea at Camp Sevier and also
Dr. John E. White, at Anderson, but
he was unable at a late hour yesterday
to give a definite statement as to who
the speakers would be., lowever, it
Is expected that one or the other of
these men and probably others will be
ORDER FOl NICKN.AME.
"Old Hickory'' Designation Selected
for Thirtieth Division.
Camp Sevier, March 30.--Brigadier
(leneral Faison, temporarily in con
mand at Vamp Sevier, has caused the
following order to be issued in con
iection With the selection of the nick
name. "Old HIickory Division," for the
Thirlieth Division, U. S. A.:
"I. The name 'Old Hickory Divi
sion' is selected from the names sug
gested for this division as best ex
em plifying tile sturdy lighting quali
ties of soldiers from North Carolina,
South Carolina and Tennessee, who
comprise the vast majority of the pi
son nel of the division.
"2. 'Old iiickory' was tlie affection
ate nickname of Andrew Jackson, fa
mous American general of the Wai of
IS12. lie was born in 17117. While
hoth North and South Carolina claim
limin as a native son, it Is certain that
lie studied law at Salisbury, N. C., and
wlile yet uider 20 years of age lie
was admitted to the har, as altoinev
and eounselor, amd in 17.08' was ap
poiteid public prosector in tle region
now forming tlie State of Tinnessee.
In 1794; ie wa selected to congress and
in 1797 to tie l'niteld States senate,
from wichd, body lie resigned tile fol
lowing year. From 1798 to I80.1 lie
was judge of the supreme courts of
Telinessee. Ile was again elected to
the United States senate from Ten
niessee in 182:. lie was later presi
dhent of the I iited States foir 'ighit
":t. IHis life was a stor my onies but
taken all in all, 'Old Hlickory' Jackson
was one of the most (commaniding per
sonalities in Anieriean hiitsory. It Is
hiis I ndom it able tight ing qualities. as
showni pariticleIa rly at thle battlie of
New Orleans on January 8, 1815, thia'
tIls division w~IllI emulate. Thelu milI
Sa ry history of the ances tors of the
soldhiers of thliis div~1iin g ive- (very rnt
son for t he world to e'xplect great,
things of their sons.
"-1. Thlie Thli rtileth Di vision will ae
coringly he known hereafter as the
'Old filhkor'y D)ivision'."
1Rev. 4'. T.' Squtie A rrivesa.
Rev. ('. Tr. SipIttires, 1the new pastor
of the First Presbyterian eliurchl, ar
rived1 In 'the ('ity yesterday from Le
noir, N. ('., and will orguipy the pulpit
of his new charge next Sunday. Pend
ing the arrival o-f hIs furnitulre and
effects, .\r. Squires will b e the guesi
of members of the econgregat ion. As
soon as this arr~vcs and is plac'ed lhe
will w~ire for his family. it is expleCted
hiat lie wi'l 1 alle to lake up his
ropslence at the" \Iance' by Fridlay.
The repairs an I Imlicriimens au..
- wized at the cioilnly pool farm byv
he delegat i a t t Y' r een it sesslin
. il'ov,(eents will mla rk a (ded
-iip forw~ard andl will hrleI ciofort
a tile and1( con-venIent quaruters for t he
Organizations and Fratcr
te in Great Parade. Noted
in Court House After the
'he parade and rally are exp'ctred
to prCc'de the act'al ii n, whii chii
begins SIturday. T1'hey vili 1te beli
for purpos(s of inspIration and infor
mation, no actual tampa:,:n lm
started for sc in.a -:lnds ' I 1 W.
A v'omamiitl at tNe'v 'ankin.'w mn
it the county has been appointi.
Iir. iI. i. Aiien. coin' , ha ian ,
'e i n h de of 'on is. Tia w-al omi
lon is til ( itf the followin::': \\ 'i. ;
vast or. W. Ri. .\eCuen. Cnde T 1-': n
L. . l . T. K inardllanOi .1. \\
Todi(l. Sr-. \lrs. W. E. hon ly .
PoSIC(l 1!he i(]lea of tho aah anll- ral
IV. is inl char11ge of wmnsorennaliza
tions, -aitl workers; andl is now sele ctingr
Mrs. 1,ue;s has asked that the ladies
of all the patriotic organizations iiarch
in the parade and attend it' rally in
the court house..
The parade Friday will he an in
spiring spectacle and people from all
over !he county are invited to attend
and witness it. They are also invited
to attend the rally after the parade
and take part. in the exercises.
SI'PT. J. H. SILLIVAN
WILL NOT OFFEli MAINI
Decides Not to Eiter Race for Supt.
of Eduention This Sunimer.
James II. Sullivan, who is lll1in.gz ou
his first complte t'rml as superintn.
ent of education, has definitely deeded
not to enter the race for r'e-clection
this sumnier. He made a stateie:v
to that. effect yesterday. Mr. Sullivan
has been considering withdrawing
from politics and giving his entire
time to his legal practice and( his (Ie
cislon was hastened when the leghis
lature passed Ilie act rqeIiiiing the
superinten(ent of educatlion to give
his entire time to the work. Since the
aet. \Ir. Sullivan has -lven hii en ir
itme to the work and has only retained
a nominal interest in tIe law 1im of
Blackwell & Sullivan. It is ex1. !(1
that the annouincemenIt of \ (i Suli Van
will bring forti a nui1)r of caidi
dates for the place. Mr. II. T. Wd'iI.
supe4rinti(eilnt of the( 4;rav 'oll -Ow.
ing's school, his alreadv I'" 11 prom;.
nently spoken of as a :.al caunii
date for tle place.
intorest in polliNIa affairs is not
ruinniing very i high, altho'ii'h the tin
for the( C'.uh1 me1 tin4 and, Ao nt 0110 n..1
vention are not so far distant. Tie
only avowed (andidate for tw legi.sla
Itre so far is 1. C. Coats,. of Cross I ,ill.
whlio states that lie w il tie in tho race.
llepreseitatives Byrd and iloozer
have made no annouinc(nent as to
their plans. Capt. Riche, th. othe
r'epresentativye, is in the0I ii arm.
I14)YS .'lAY HItill-VI-:t Fl?.MlllS.
IlE)ys' WoErk ing Ileers e' .i lie Fourmeld
That t he !aher lost 'athe fai mw by
thle dlepariturie of ma:.V m 1n for the'
armily ma~y not h~e entire'ly lost, the'
m'ited -States (Vdi'at 1-ni o a1:irrul
tureP is olrgan aI:.ig a mno 4emen11t by
wg~li('h b)oys may he' usod afteri schoolt
hours and1) duing the summei' asy farm
laborer's. .\ir. 11. .\. ii'wis, teac'her' of
vocatlinal agr icu lture, has a greedC to
aet as or'ganizer.' for t hiis eou nty aniid
Is already ma1k ing plans1 1to organize
the boys of Lauarers for t his work. The
tptan Is to have the boys oi'ga nized in
to comllpanies with caplt ains, serigeants
and~ Cooats so tha1I tile (opanies5
may he dtividtd up into Smlter stinads
to wvork on . v4'ral farms at the4 sami,
time. It is estimated that ihv worl:
that these boys .oud Ido(1 wil go a lonu
way toward offsetting the toss of men
who have gono to the front.
Aecordin'. to thet ;lan as worked o:t
by the( gove rnmient thi~ hays art 1
paidl as otherl'farmii !ahmer)I, i l, Ii o
COuri5( de i acoding to their woth ti
laborei s. The farm r14s who wiol li.
to tak:. a1.anta' ' a' thi< -;.in
the labor w lhen it is wanit,~ I. TPhe -
a'ct plans a1ni the amount of i 'm *) n.
sat ion ha~s not ''et been i 1s(u'' ilde . ..
Lew is woo bl to tl to hear fron
any farmers whoi( wouli t:(' inttere s t
in oecuring the( havn i towm4l k.
.I. C. AIi SL)Al N. SNy
COU'NTY 1.1\I1101 i'IWN., l'il \ To it
hatI = 1 i k lo- \eet I ied by \4r.
\ . J . .'n
i n a r i i. : I in t
I4or lii ei 'in I It o .Il' itriu
.\loorc,re hn . . :
ion of t a!. :
i., consider,..1a - h
..o ly . ! - x
.\r. I. V .\ioru. who le n. d ito -
aki a ;os!ion ii: lar yville. T. nn..
left ior !t is nf.w :- ! a w- .%- k. \i an
r''g rets h:ave ben ( :I reset-l :11 his 'I(
pamrtur as he had .ih- numerons
friends here who were sorry !o set
.AUSTIA.NS .1A Y E
'PC ITA.L1AN LINE
No les.. Than For,. D1isidons Sa1d to
lave Ileen As. 6ied With Fool,
Artillery and 31ui .is Now Com.
Iln: Up. 1llow1 - he A ratinst
Washing ton, A' I . l .---1 n.minentl
Anio of an atack i t- AstrKans in
ti-eat forie uipon ith I lalian !no ,3as
nlhasiedi today at the II lala om
baspy. le ttily the eiba-sy lOblis
r'l a S'atf-1m nt that r.(] less 0-an
divieion hald beeon gatlhered -y the n
i my Pcho the batIle 1is. arnd uov
inor.l' iotn :nos that K hese tioo s;
hatv.' r- --ivedl thl. i- :entials of food,
and :nI)nitions for wh:> h tl,
have been waiting.
N, !!n the ic d !!v nit') which:
'!:e Italan advance wavrinns of 1!0
Iimndmii (lol tan h of The ebnihined
.\ trian n.1 :- rm1all in a m! on the
s.o Wa,, yar v,00 I c m ive d !qy thle
11 o ,: t...' I'alialn in fl ita:y s.1 11a1 ri: i.
now are 11.1 t b14 a ilnetlyA h -
fI !!a --i -i-niw'i *.-I l -' I
foi :Y'tI- n -wa l s ill .1 ' .
hn: i. . in 1 n1 t in
!te : n I -i:n ih. Et. Illh ai
4 fts! a th V, li lt. ,::- l ih!-i !
in m!or i-y .on are I-. w that 1::
tl ia n line in t he n. ih l ir: i ad of
tNl.' ti Al will !e tIa - . it-1. t1 oin:.
Th. i!-:1a1d IatO objt v of th A -
'tians W oxF e td ' he '. t q!'y of
dre eia aln the i as ' if 'he -hoi anil
another attack l ay he di.l ttd . tll
-satd with ih.- Ir'oA of 1'rk in in
Gt r-i-alti' lnan Ifie of Lii pl''n i s have d
5lln.o to ~th'i Ansttian r~:y from~ -o
.i a a 'trd i Io di-t ches to the -
On Ith Ither hanI th I al nsa -
It s k ow tha nl abni
If 'h Italan amy - :'.m . - : a i
andI th ii ll xplana\ i -tio is- ha
th t lit noi food'- ad nI t- a ii no::tghP
ann aril(i'd h lannti l 8i- r Tvte inl~i
diodthery Itval andetrs aidtho. n
TO B[ RISUD OVER
A*lics' Call For Men to be
TO MERGE WITH
ilmops Now in Trainiirl' lire to be
il ushed Across ani Some to be Seat
ftered .\min ot 1' t'tu ci re 1th aml HrlishA
-Vaihiniieto"n, ' . --TShe an
V; 10rm u - 1.: l> h brigaded
r -sh : ! -'rn h oraaniza
was ntee :!- by army otlivers
txlay s in min.: t1i the Unit
-States go IIvnn: is -read.- to
t asiE .!! clionsi oi of national
rv in placin Almerican iman-pow
i at t iimediate disposal of the
The plan was decided on at confer
'ne shetween Secretary Baker and
tmral Bliss and ler-shing and Brit
sh and French ofllcials. So far as
nown, the war department had not
een offieially informed of it today.
Dcails of the method to be follow
d are not available and presumably
ill lie arranged by General Pershing.
l'h- Wc was every indication. however.
hat American troops now in training
.n are to be rushied across, regard-.
Stheir iproliciony and fed into
ba. Prench and British machines.
naly as hattal!ion or larger units.
Th Brit ish statement carefully
that the national aSiect of 4(en
1 Pershing's armiy is not to be im
S'I. The building up of that mre
.rican war machile wvill pro
, :- rapidly as possible. To sup
" i t that effort. however, other
*'nan units will he fed to the
:ant ' rough the French and British
in. 'o meet the present emergency.
r anacements for the transporta
n 0, these additional forces." the
statement said. "are now hie
as rega rded here as an indi
-I that the full extcnt of liritish
'hip; enipavity is to bhe devo4ted to
- fmrward Anrienn units, and
it is said. thw early delivery
S Dic of at least doible iII
'-in mn i-Power that could have
n rwarded in "1he same tline oth
11 u. noted that th 1w st ateinent
out that the American forces
with the iritish and French
withdrawn whien their train
m oipleted and "General Per
''isheivs to wvithtdraw them .to
the American army."
Ti :..:ny oflicers here, however, the
- jiresen ted after active opera
i rs-one of French-American and
ru .*-American u it s of the French
ih arim ies, in whltich thle In
1ldiers~' will lbe so intermixed
i will lie impossible to withdraw
' wi~thotit d isin tegra'nt ing the di
reffo t- may lhe made to
- puriely Ameica'in unit in a
- ~ diision of one' of the armies,
.'t thc cx ien cies of conflict.
n .- roleum (of iit' laing losses
1 to the er'it o n ultimately of
1 ' hattaticcns r'ather than of
Onihnicompose oif Fienich and
An or Biiih and American
s A\ com ptt!i' moerging of the
n.n a'' 's certain. it. is helievedi, as is
et i' mt( rgin of ithel regular
na....tonal armyv and national
is in ther American army.
no i prOIlact ial wa 10 l avoid
isay. n~ urbot intutairing the
T -i re many ii~i i'r who belIeve
- rt'n'ti-1:.ftiin and sitpplIy
' nri i ate'ly availiable
- di i d'. tr mainy
a'in in Yungs
'I hti . l14. lEdwardits
n1' t '. '-. i~e
hhI in th' ( 'otif r- i
- n o:a ' i iii lt wo uded
n ''ni' . ' : ihn. II, u inii' ;nl thei arm'y~
''1htu a med ical stiiuden t and fl ihied
2- on'i'n ( aftei' im wnar