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THE PIEDMONT

TODAY'S COTTON AND SEED MARKETS Cotton. Seed. Greenville .. .. .. ....[16?] [3-4c?] [$54?] Greer... .... .. .. ..[16?] [1-2c?] [$55?] Piedmont .. .. .. ...[16?] [1-3c?] [$55?] Taylors .. .. .. .....[16?] [2-4c?] [$54?] Pelzer... .... .. .. ..[16?] [1-2c?] [$56?] Fountain Inn .. .. ..[16?] [3-4c?] [$54?] Simpsonville .. .. ....[16?] [2-4c?] [$55?]

HIDING YOUR LIGHT under a bushel, Mr. Merchant, will some day result in the light going out. Keep step with the spirit of the times—keep your [name] and your business in the minds of the public.

WEATHER Fair tonight and Sunday; gentle to moderate northeast winds.

VOLUME 87—No. 22. EIGHT PAGES TODAY. GREENVILLE, S.C. MONDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 1, 1917. HOME EDITION PRICE 5 CENTS.

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ALLIES' TONE IN REPLY TO GERMANY HAS MADE PEACE NEGOTIATION DARK

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[Those Who] [illegible] for Peace Still Hope That the Answer has not Closed the Door on Peace Propositions—Hope for Progress in Replies to Wilson. Washington, Jun. 1. The [illegible] hope that the [illegible] reply to German proposals had not closed the door on further negotiations is undiminished, but the German embassy [illegible] the negotiations were made doubtful and that view is generally [illegible]. Although it was said [some] time ago [that] Germany would not [permit] the conference to be blocked by a [demand] for [terms], German diplomats felt [that?] the tone of the reply would make approach to the [illegible] very difficult. The hope for progress toward peace now has turned to replies to President Wilson's [note].

The reply of the [illegible] Allies to Germany's [peace] [proposals] had not been [forwarded] today and it is indicated it would not [illegible] before tomorrow at [the] earliest. There is no intention to delay [it] beyond the time [illegible] to be [illegible] complete and [accurate] copy is sent to the [illegible-] [ents]. Outwardly, the [peace situation] remained unchanged with probabilities of no further action until [the] [illegible] reply to President Wilson's note.

RUSSIAN VERSION RUMANIAN BATTLE ----------- [illegible] Dec. 31.—Heavy [fighting is] proceeding along the Rumanian front. The Germans and Austrians have received reinforcements on the [Moldovian] front and there [as in Walachia] and [illegible] have [gained further successes]. The war office today learned the following [account of] [illegible] operations.

"On the [Moldovian frontier] the enemy [after?] artilery preparations launched stubborn attacks [into?] the valley of the S[illegible] river and south of this valley. All these attacks re[-illegible] [by counter-] [-illegible].

"In the [section] north of the [Du-] [-illegible] river and south of the [illegible]tus valley [illegible] continue. The enemy has received reinforcements in this region and succeeded after repeated attacks in [illegible] posses-sion of [illegible] heights in front of our position south of the [illegible]tus river, compelling us to [retire] to a new position.

"On Dec. 27 an aerial combat task plane in this region. Our aviator [illegible] and our [illegible] [illegible] in a [illegible] engaged two enemy airplanes in battle. One of the enemy [illegible] [illegible] in the [illegible] valley. The aviators were captured.

"The enemy continues [illegible] [illegible] attacks on the [illegible] front on the upper [Kasino?] river, of the Moldovian frontier. In the region northwest of [Sevej], on the upper [illegible], the enemy [illegible] the offensive, defeated the Rumanian troops and captured a large number of prisoners and a [illegible] gun company.

"In the morning the enemy began an attack on the Rumanian front near [Kosa?], an upper [illegible] of the river P[illegible]. The heights in this vicinity changed hands several times and eventually remained in possession of the enemy. Attacks by the enemy near the village of Bord[illegible] twenty [illegible] southwest of the [illegible] [illegible], and north of that point continue. Our detachments and Rumanian troups as a result on an attack, [illegible] the enemy [illegible] the village of Bord[illegible], which we occupied yesterday. Enemy attacks in the region of B[illegible] railway line and near the village of Har[illegible] south of the Y[illegible] [illegible] tion on the same railway were repelled by our detachments. The enemy suffered severe losses. The commander of one of our [illegible] regiments undertook a bold attack on the village of [illegible] and south of the Q[illegible] station, killing thirty and capturing [16?] Austrians.

"The enemy succeeded in repulsing the Rumanians in the region northwest of the B[illegible] railways. In the sector southeast of the [illegible] railways all enemy attacks were repulsed."

THEATER RECORDS ON LAST NIGHT Chicago, Jan. 1.—Chicago theaters did the largest business in their history last night as no liquor could be sold on Sunday. Most houses gave two performances last night; liquor was sold between midnight and one in the morning but propriators of restaurants said the crowds were smaller than usual.

NO CLUE BY THE DETECTIVES Philadelphia, Jan. 1.—A score of detectives failed to find a clue to the murder of Grace Roberts, a young artist model found dead in her [partments?] late Saturday night. Her skull was cruched and she was badley beaten. There was evidence of a struggle in the [partment?] but the other tenants say they heard nor saw nothing [on-] [bottom section cut off]

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CHATHAM DIES OF HURT RECEIVED FOUR MONTHS AGO

Young Railroad Man Loses Long Struggle for Life, Following Severe Injurt on Railroad on October 4.

James N. Chatham, a young man about 13 years of age, died at the City Hospital this morning at 11 o'clock, as a result of complications setting in from injuries received from a southern railway freight, with which he was a flagman.

The accident happened nearly four months ago on October 4. Young Chatham had just recently secured a position with the Southern railway, but was an excellent flagman. It seems that he was just in the act of [swinging?] on the train, when his foot slipped and he went under. As a result both of his legs were cut off above the kneww, his condition, though was not regarded as serious until aout a week ago, when compications began to set in. Chatham made a brave fight for life but [illegible] battle, and this morning at 11 o'clock his death was announced.

The funeral arrangements have not been made as yet.

LAFAYETTE BIRTHPLACE PURCHASED

NEW YORK, Dec. 31. The histor[cal?] chapel in France, which was the birthplace of Marquis de LaFayette, has been purchased by Americans. It was announced here tonight to be restored and per[petuated?] as a memorial, museum and home.

The purchase was made possible through the efforts of Mr[s.?] W[ill?] Astor Chanler and John Moffat, associated with other prominent Americans and the chateau will become the property of the French [Heroes] Fund.

The estate was sold by Marquis [illegible]ton de LaFayette [illegible] [Gea?] LaFayette's only son, Geroge Washington LaFayette.

The chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette is in the province of Auvergne in Southern France [some] 400 miles from Paris.

The original building, which dated from the 14th century, was destroyed by fire in 1751, but was rebuilt exactly as it [illegible] before.

The purpose of the French Heroes Fund, it was announced, is to make [illegible] a complement in Washington's home at Mt. Vernon. In [illegible] [illegible] he kept records of colonial days as well as those of the present wer[illegible] will be made a [home?] for orphans and for soldiers who have been disabled.

Among those associated with Mrs. Chanler and Mr. Moffat in making the purchase were [Theodore Roosevelt?], [Joseph H. Choate], [Clarence Mackay], John [illegible], [George von L.] Meyer, Dr. John Grier Hibben and Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler.

COURT BEGINS WORK TUESDAY

The January term of the court of general sessions will begin its work tomorrow morning at [10 o'clock] with Judge [illegible] L. Smith presiding. David W. [illegible] of the Greenville bar will get [illegible] under the recent appointment of Govenor Manning.

The court formally met and adjourned this morning, no session being held on account of the holiday. Jurors and witnesses are expected to be present tomorrow. The count will continue for two weeks.

Of special interest will be the organization of the grand jury the coming year.

Greece Worst Treated of all the Neutrals

ATHENS, Saturday. Dec. 30— (Via London, Dec. 31.)— King Constantine summoned [Garret] Droppers, the American minister, to the palace this morning and communicated to him the text of the Greek reply to President Wilson's peace note. In reply, the king asserts himself with the President in willingness to do all in his power to promote peace. The note recites the sufferings of Greece at the hands of the belligerents on both sides while the nation has been endeavoring to maintain neutrality. It adds that Greece has endured greater hardships from the war than any other neutral and desires the consummation of peace.

The Greek government also will make a formal reply, which will associate Greece with the [illegible] of President Wilson.

HIGHER MAGAZINES

London, Dec. 15.—(By Associated Press Correspondent)—Starting with the February issues, the regular price of all illustrated monthly magazines in this country will be increased one penny (two cents) on [bottom section cut off]

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MAXWELL HOME BRINGS $6,300 PUBLIC AUCTION

Number of Important Sales Made by Master in Equity, and Private Auctioneers Today—Property of [illegible] Estate Sold.

Despite the fact that salesday came on New Years and that the weather was rather inclement, a good crowd was present at the land auctions this morning. The following sales were made by the master in equity:

The house and lot in [illegible] one which belonged to Mrs. Mary E. Maxwell, on the corner of Hampton and Butler avenues, [illegible] a lot conveyed by Mrs. Maxwell to the [Norwood] National Bank, was sold to [Samuel T.] [Weinlan?] for the sum of $[5,000?]. This sale was made [illegible] in a decree of court in the case of Samuel T. [Weinlan?], plaintiff, vs. [illegible], Mary [Maxwell] and [illegible], [defen[dants].

The [illegible] of land, two and onehalf miles rom the city, on the [illegible] [mountain] road, [of about 16 acres] of which [illegible] in [illegible] to the following:

16.[illegible] acres to W. L. [illegible]way for [illegible]; [17.50?] acres to [H. K.] Townes, attorney, for $1,500; [7.76?] acres to H.K. Townes, attorney, [$700?]; and [illegible] acres to H. K. Townes, attorney, $1,000.

Property of the estate of Harris E. [illegible], consisting of about [21?] ares, on the Augusta [illegible], about 5 miles from Greenville, was sold to [K?] A. [Marcus] for the sum of $1,250.

A lot in Austin township, near Simpsonville, of 21 1-2 acres, was sold to Adam [illegible] for [$1,850].

A lot in [illegible] township of 1 and 1-2 acres was sold to [J.] Frank [Epps?], attorney, or [$150].

A lot in [illegible] township, 37 acres, was sold to [J.] Frank [Epps?], attorney, for [$2,925?].

A lot near Greenville in the section known as Park Place and a lot of [16?] acres in the [Chick Springs?] townshup were sold to W. G. [illegible-] [way], agent for Mrs. Florence Smith, for the sum of [$1,825?].

A [illegible] of land in the county of 4 acres, a [illegible] in the [illegible] [township] of [2-4-16?] acres, and another in the county of [1-1-3?] acres was sold to A. W. Chrenshaw for [$260?].

Other land sales.

The following sales were made by John [Lowe], Auctioneer:

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1. On King street, in [illegible] one vacant lot [60x113?] was sold to T. C. Gower for [$275?].

2. On Pine street, number [320?], [1] [room] house and lot, [57x85?] [illegible] [Hunter] for [illegible].

3. On lower side of Wilson street, vacant lot, [56x441?] to T. C. Gower for [$235?].

4. On [illegible] street in West End, adjoining [Dunbar?] [illegible] [17x207?] to T. C. Gower for [illegible].

5. The [illegible] place at Poe Mill, [illegible] acres, also [illegible] to [H. L. Hester?] for [$1,960?].

6. On South Main street, opposite [the?] Colonial apartments, [illegible] residence lot [sold] to T. C. Gower for [$1,560?].

7. [illegible] acres in [illegible] township [illegible] Mill, [illegible] the road to Dacusville, [illegible] to W. T. [Henderson] for [illegible].

8. [15 acres just beyond Lindsey?] Walkers on Laurens road, near city to A. C. [New?] [$4,260?].

9. Two lots on the corner of [illegible] [ley] and [illegible] streerts to [illegible] [illegible] for [$300?].

10. [illegible] lots on [illegible] street to T. C. Gower for [$300?].

11. House [illegible] on Hu[illegible] street, just beyond the [illegible] [illegible] of John King to T. C. Gower for [$1,200?].

Other sales by Mr. Lowe were:

The [illegible] in the upper part of the county. [25?] acres was sold to J. D. Landford for [$2,160?].

The John. [L.?] Sullivan estate in [illegible] township, [109?] acres to H. P. [illegible] for [$1,200?].

[illegible] acres in Cleveland township to [Andrea?] and [illegible] for [$170?].

A QUIET NEW YEAR IN LONDON

London, Jan. 1. The third New Year's eve of the war was extremely quiet in London. Tables in restaurants were well filled mostly with soldiers but closed as eleven and few lingered in the streets or elsewhere to see the New Year arrive. There was the traditional gathering outside St. Paul's cathedral but the crowd was smaller than usual. Congregations at the leading places of worship were very large.

RIVERS, HARBOR GET $29,000,000

Washington, Jan. 1.—A tentative rivers and harbors bill carrying twenty nine million for continuing and maintaining existing waterway projects with a possible addition of ten million for new projects was completed by Chairman [Sparkman?] of the rivers and harbors comittee. The committee will meet this week to determine upon the bill.

HAD HANDS FULL

Spartanburg, Jan. 1.—A Spartanburg man returned yesterday from a hunting trip to the lower part of the state. and narrates a tale of misfortune. He says that the trip was pleasant in some respects, but he was so unwise as to provide himself with three dogs, two of these being country dogs, while the other dog [bottom section cut off]

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CITY TREASURY IS ENRICHED BY SUM OF $206,000

Municipal Bond Issues, Including [$65,000?] for Paving, [$25,000?] for Sewers and 100,000 for City HosPital Have Been Delivered to Buy[ers].

Greenville city municipal bonds to the [per?] value of [$190,000?] have been delivered by the city officials to the firm of Harris, Forbes & Co. of New York, and within the next 24 hours, the city treasury will be enriched by the amount of $[illegible] the proceeds of the sale of the bond issue made on November 1. The amount to be received in excess of the face value of the bonds is the premium offered by this bond house for the [issue?].

City officials [understand?] that the [illegible] taken from the decision of the circuit court, [illegible] this injunction proceeding [against?] the delivery of the bonds, has been abandoned, and that there is to be no further [litigation?] [illegible]. The delivery of the bonds and the receipt of the [funds?] [makes?] it possible for the city to go ahead with its [plans?] for buying and improving the city hospital, paving streets and extending the sewer lines.

The [illegible] [illegible] for street paving, $20,000 for sewer extentions, and two issues [illegible] and [illegible], a total of [illegible] for the city hospital. The hospital is to be taken over by the city in the next few days, and plans will probably be set on [illegible] immediately for additional buildings and other improvements.

FIFTY;FOUR WERE WERE VICTIMS OF LYNCHERS IN 1916

Statistics as to Lynching in the United States Collected by Tuskegee Institute—Fewer Victims Shown Than in 1915

Tuskegee, [illegible], Jan. 1—Fifty-four persons were lynched during 1916 according to the bureau of records of the Tuskegee Institute. Of them fifty were negroes. Last year the number was sixty-seven, of which thirteen were white. Georgia had most with fourteen. [Nine?] wee lynched for attempted assault and four for [illegible]. South Carolina had [one?], Florida had eight.

BRITISH GUNS SALUTE 1,9,1 & 6

With British Armies in France, Jan. 1.—In one section of the front this British artillery followed the same practice as last year in welcoming the new year. All the guns from the machine guns to the [illegible] [illegible] first one round, then nine rounds, the none [then one] round, and finally [six].

"We don't know whether the Germans recognized [illegible] or not but we will try it again tonight," said one of the artillery officers. On the allied front the new year is welcomed as the beginning of the last year of the war although the [theories on?] [illegible] this vary widely.

TEXTILE MILLS DROP CHILDREN

Columbia, S.C., Jan. 1—Textile mills affected by the new child labor law by which twenty-four hundred children between twelve and fourteen years must stop work today have been preparing for changed conditions. It is estimated that a thousand [illegible] children are in the mills than in last August.

LAST MONTH MADE RECORDS

Washington, Jan. 1.—The weather bureau set down December 1916 as the stormiest month since February and March [illegible] when the Ohio floods occurred. It set records for heat and cold, and smashed weather prophesies by [illegible], or [illegible] of speed of the wind.

BRITISH LOST OVER 36,000

London, Jan. 1.—British casualties reported in published [illegible] form December 1st to [23rd?] show officers [illegible] [bottom section cut off]

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IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH IN COUNTY SHOWN IN REPORT

Annual Report of Dr. S. J. Taylor Shows Year of Unusual Activity in Health Work—Typhoid Fever Shows Great Decrease Over Last Year.

A great improvement in sanitary conditions throughout Greenville county and a lessening of the number of diseases is shown in the annual report of the county health officer, Dr. S. J. Taylor, sent today to Dr. J. A. Hayne, state health officer.

The report covers in brief a year of unusual activity in health work in this county, and shows that the territory has been thoroughly covered.

An interesting feature of the report is the showing that there has been a great decrease in typhoid fever this year, as compare with last, and this is attributed to the assistance rendered by the United States public health serived in the survey of this county. The report shows only 116 cases in the county this year as against [240] reported for the previous year. Commenting upon this today, Dr. Taylor said that there were at least 200 cases of the disease in the county last year, as the reports received were not complete. This year, however, he has communicated with all the physicians living outside the city limits, and many who reside in the city, and has secured their co-operation in getting reports on disease, so that the reports this year are complete.

The report of the health officer is as follows:

Dr. [Jas.?] A. Hayne, [illegible], State Board of Health.

Dear Sir:

I [herewith?] hand you my annual report as county health officer of Greenville county for the year 1916 up to December the 1st, 1916.

By an act of the last Greenville delegation, the county health officer was placed under the direct supervision of the state board of health. The result being more and better results in health work in the county than could possibly have been accomplished under the old regime. The preservation of health should [require?] the hearty cooperation and [support] of each individual of the county as health is the greatest asset of any and all people.

My work being under the direction of the state board of health, were enabled to secure the services of ten expert [sanitarians?] from the U. S. public health service. These men were with us for about nine months. A sanitory survey of the premises of every home outside the city of Greenville in the county was made by [these men?] and the county health officer. In this survey eleven thousand homes were visited.

The heads of the family were instructed as to how they contracted typhoid fever, dysentery, [hook?] worm and [summer complaint?] of children, likewise how to present [same?]. The premise being gone over with the heads of the house and suggestions given us to the construction of a sanitary privy, improvements of water supply, screening of houses, etc.. Besides the private homes all schools, churches, stores and public places were visited and advice given for improvements for making these places sanitary.

Improvements Made.

A second visit was made in two thousand homes that we might get and estimate of improvements in sanitation. We douns that twenty per cent, had made improvements of water supply, screening of houses, privies in better sanitary condition. Ten per cent had screened their houses, improved their water supply and [illegible] sanitary privies, this being about as sanitary as can be obtained in a country home.

In this work either alone or with the U. S. public service doctors I visited three housand five hundred homes.

The result of this gives us a very [illegible] smaller number of typhoid fever cases this year. In 1916 there were two hundred forty cases reported, this year there has been one hundred [fifteen] cases reported.

I attended and assisted in twenty lectures given by the U. S. public service doctors, made twenty-five visits, with Dr. [Lumsden?], to mill and municipal official in securing sanitary improvements. Dr. Lumsden says that this county was the btter prepared for this work than any county he has had a sanitary survey made of and that he has gotten his best results here.

School Children Examined.

I have examined one thousand three hundred twenty-five school children (this part of the work being somewhat handicapped by the extensive sanitary work being done.) Of this number six hundred thirty-one had decayed teeth, two hundred twelve exposed pulp, one hundred pre[illegible] pulp, twenty one had had dental attention, fifty malposition of teeth, twelve [illegible], two hundred ninety-three used their tooth brushed regularly, two hundred thirty-five were successfully vaccinated against small pox, one hundred eighty-five had [illegible], thirty [illegible], five discharging ears, ten sore eyes, sixty enlarges glands of the neck, seven impetigo, fifty nasal obstructions, thirty-seven defective eye sight, one hundred twenty-two [illegible], ten deaf in both ears, five in one ear, five leaking hearts, twenty-five [illegible] glands enlarged, five ringworms, one hundred anemic, five [illegible], six hundred thirty-five enlarged tonsals, one hundred slug[bottom section cut off]

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GERMAN ADVANCE IN RUMANIA PROGRESSES DESPITE BIG RESISTANCE

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THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN THINKS LITTLE OF NOTE

Hopes the Note to Wilson will be Shaped by Different Hands Than Those That Framed Reply to German Proposal.

London, Jan. 1—Hope is expressed by The Manchester Guardian that the forthcoming not [note?] of the [illegible] to President Wilson will be written by a different hand and in a different spirit than was the reply of the allies in the German peace proposals. The Guardian said several things must be rememberd in extenuation of the [illegible], and poorer expressions of the allies' reply to Germany. Obviously it is not a good translation from the French. However, the French original is not the French of a Frenchman. We should say it is the French rendering of a Russian original passed without sensible modification into English in London aside from [these blemishes?] [I substance?] the reply was very much what was expected and inevitable."

Speaking of the reply to President Wilson the Guardians says: "This is different and in many respects more critical matter. At least we hope it will be drafted in this country and addressed as we alone know how to the mind and hearts of the American people. If it is to avail in enlightening American opinion and winning American sympathy it must be conceived in a different spirit and expressed in different terms than the document just made public."

NEW FEDERAL TAXES, THEATRES AND BUSINESS

Washington, Jan. 1.—New federal taxes on incomes and estates of munition manufacturers, corporation stocks, and certain businesses went into effect today. Munitions manufacturers must pay twelve and a half per cent of their net profits, pawnbrokers fifty dollars yearly, theaters twenty-five to a hundred dollars, bowling alleys and billiard rooms five dollarts for each table or alley.

NEW NURSE WILL COME ABOUT 15th

Miss Sarah M. F. Babb, who has been a Red Cross nurse here for a year or so past, leaves the middle of the week for Greenville, Mississippi, where she has been assigned by the Red Cross organization.

Announcement was made today by representatives of the Children's Charity Circle, under whose auspices the Red Cross nurse work is conducted here, that the new nurse who will sicceed Miss Babb will arrive here about the 15th of the month and assume her duties. The Circle was unable to make definite accouncement today as to the name of Miss Babb's successor.

[COPTER?] BLOWS UP.

London, Jan. 1.—The [illegible], Protector was blown up. The number of men lost is unknown.

those with ringworm, defective eye sight, deafness, eczema, [sore eyes?], nasal obstruction, two hundred fifty [illegible], removal of tonsils, two hundred dental attentive.

I gave lectures at schools and churches [23?]. Estimiated attendance [2536?].

The following diseases were reported:

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These cases were visited, quarantined and instructed how to prevent its spread in family and neighbors where the disease was typhoid and small pox the [illegible] of the family were advised to be vaccinated against the disease and were told that the health officer would caccinate if their doctors would not and have made inspection of [mills?] county poor house, jail convict camps. If the people will carry out the suggestions given these in them in the sanitary survey so recently made. We can rid this county of about ninety per cent of all cases of typhoid fever, dysentery, hook worm and [summer?] complaint of children.

Annual report of the health officer of Greenville county for the year 1916.

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Wallachia and Moldavian [Fronts] Both see Success of the [illegible] Arms—Paris Reports Some Attacks Which Were Repulsed.

The Germans continue to advance in Rumania but not without violent counter-attacks by the Russians and [illegible] according to today's Berlin statement.

On the Moldavian front the Austro-Germans captured several heigh positions and took two towns in the [Zabala?] valley.

In Wallachia the Germans [page cut off] they drove the Russians to a point half way between [illegible] and [illegible] and that the Danube army has backed up the Russians against the [illegible] Bridgehead to [illegible] The [illegible] say they captured [a] thousand men, eight machine guns and four [canine]. Paris reports they made two successive attacks on advanced posts west of [illegible] which were repulsed. Artillery is rather [illegible] on the right bank of the Mense between [Chambrettes?] farm and [illegible]. Paris said there was nothing to report from the remainder of the front.

FORTY-SIX DIE IN FIRE IN AN INSANE ASYLUM

Sisters of Charity Without Outside Aid do Good Work in Rescuing the Inmates—One Sister Reported Perished in the Flames.

Quebec, Jan. 1.—The sisters of charity without outside aid succeeded in rescuing the inmates of the [page cut off] [Ferdinand de Halifax?] insane asylum when fire destroyed the building late Saturday night with the loss of the lives of forty-five inmates and one sister. The women did all the rescue work and cared for the survivors [page cut off] the intense [illegible] but had [illegible] [page cut off] controlling the inmates.

MANNING FIGHT THE WHITE PINE BLISTERS

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1.—Gov. Manning of South Carolina today enlisted his state in the fight [page cut off] the spread of the white pine blister disease by appointing delegates to the international forestry conference to be held here Jan. 18 and 19. The white pine blister diease threatens destruction of timber valued at [$305,000,000?] and the appointment of delegates to the convention by Gov. Manning is in response to a call for state cooperation made by Charles [Lethrop?] [illegible] presient of the American Forestry Association.

The big question to come before the delegates will be plans for a quarantine state and nation wide. These men from South Carolina where the lumber business if such an important industry will consider the question from that state's view point:

A. C. Moore, Columbia; H. W. [illegible], Clemson; J. E. [illegible] namaker, St. Matthews; J. R. [illegible], Greenville; W. C. Whitmer, Rock Hill; T. J. Hamlin, Mt. Pleasant; Bright [Williamson?], Darlingtonl William Godfrey, Cheraw; W. H. Wallace, Newberry; Henry G. Thomas, Columbia; A V. [illegible], Charleston, [page cut off] W. Watson, Columbia.

Gov. Manning is among the first of the state executives to respond to the call to fight the tree [scourge?] and every day brings new lists of delegates from governors. There will be speakers from all over the United States and several from Canda. According to P. S. [illegible], the secretary of the forestry association, the meeting will be the most largely attended ever held in the history of the organization.

$2 DECLINE ON COTTON SEED

There was a decline in the price of cotton seed on the local markets Monday, being quoted as selling for [$54?] per ton, a fall of two dollars from Saturday's [illegible]. The county cotton and seed markets also pronounced a decline in the price Piedmont buyers also buying at [$54?] [illegible] too.

Cotton still remains at the same price—16 3-4, the price [illegible] about a week ago.

New Diaz Force Has Gone Into Mexico

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 31.— Federal authorities here have obtained information of the movement of Felix Diaz followers, known as the [Felicintes?], a filibustering expedition having crossed the Rio Grande and headed southward Christmas night at a point north of the Nuevo Laredo. This expedition, said to be a [missionary?] party in the interest of recruits, is reported as gathering strength and popularity as it moves southward to a rendezvous, the location of which [page cut off] ant made known.

Information reaching Federal authorities here is that the campaign for recruits is conducted along persausive methods, appealing to the patriotism [bottom section cut off]

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