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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?]

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 busi-
ness in the minds of the public.

Fair tonight and Sunday; gentle to
moderate northeast winds.

VOLUME 87—No. 22.

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[column 1]

[Those Who] [illegible] for Peace Still
Hope That the Answer has not
Closed the Door on Peace Proposi-
tions—Hope for Progress in Re-
plies to Wilson.

Washington, Jun. 1. The [illegible]
hope that the [illegible] reply to Ger-
man proposals had not closed the
door on further negotiations is un-
diminished, 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 dip-
lomats 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 re-
plies to President Wilson's [note].

The reply of the [illegible] Allies to
Germany's [peace] [proposals] had not
been [forwarded] today and it is indi-
cated it would not [illegible] before to-
morrow 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 probabili-
ties of no further action until [the]
[illegible] reply to President Wilson's


[illegible] Dec. 31.—Heavy
[fighting is] proceeding along the Ru-
manian front. The Germans and
Austrians have received reinforce-
ments 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-]

"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 avia-
tors were captured.

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

"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 possess-
ion 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 con-
tinue. Our detachments and Ru-
manian troups as a result on an at-
tack, [illegible] the enemy [illegible] the
village of Bord[illegible], which we occu-
pied 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 re-
pelled 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 repuls-
ing the Rumanians in the region
northwest of the B[illegible]
railways. In the sector southeast of
the [illegible] railways all enemy attacks
were repulsed."


Chicago, Jan. 1.—Chicago theaters
did the largest business in their his-
tory 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.


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 [part-
ments?] 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-]
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[column 2]


Young Railroad Man Loses Long
Struggle for Life, Following Se-
vere Injurt on Railroad on Octo-
ber 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 re-
sult both of his legs were cut off
above the kneww, his condition, though
was not regarded as serious until
aout a week ago, when compica-
tions 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.


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 memo-
rial, museum and home.

The purchase was made possible
through the efforts of Mr[s.?] W[ill?] As-
tor Chanler and John Moffat, associ-
ated with other prominent Americans
and the chateau will become the prop-
erty 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 Lafay-
ette is in the province of Auvergne in
Southern France [some] 400 miles from

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

The purpose of the French Heroes
Fund, it was announced, is to make
[illegible] a complement in Wash-
ington'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. Nich-
olas Murray Butler.


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

The court formally met and ad-
journed this morning, no session be-
ing 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 or-
ganization of the grand jury the
coming year.

Greece Worst Treated
of all the Neutrals

ATHENS, Saturday. Dec. 30—
(Via London, Dec. 31.)— King Con-
stantine 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 belliger-
ents 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 de-
sires the consummation of peace.

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


London, Dec. 15.—(By Associated
Press Correspondent)—Starting with
the February issues, the regular
price of all illustrated monthly mag-
azines in this country will be in-
creased one penny (two cents) on
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[column 3]

BRINGS $6,300

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. Max-
well, on the corner of Hampton and
Butler avenues, [illegible] a lot conveyed by
Mrs. Maxwell to the [Norwood] Na-
tional 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-

The [illegible] of land, two and one-
half 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,

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 sec-
tion 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] [town-
ship] 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:


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

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 up-
per 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?].


London, Jan. 1. The third New
Year's eve of the war was extremely
quiet in London. Tables in restau-
rants 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.

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.


Spartanburg, Jan. 1.—A Spartan-
burg man returned yesterday from a
hunting trip to the lower part of the
state. and narrates a tale of misfor-
tune. 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
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[column 4]

SUM OF $206,000

Municipal Bond Issues, Including
[$65,000?] for Paving, [$25,000?] for
Sewers and 100,000 for City Hos-
Pital Have Been Delivered to Buy-

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 pro-
ceeds 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

City officials [understand?] that the
[illegible] taken from the decision of
the circuit court, [illegible] this in-
junction proceeding [against?] the de-
livery of the bonds, has been aban-
doned, and that there is to be no
further [litigation?] [illegible]. The
delivery of the bonds and the re-
ceipt 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 ex-
tending 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 hos-
pital 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


Statistics as to Lynching in the Unit-
ed 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.

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 wel-
coming 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

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


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 condi-
tions. It is estimated that a thousand
[illegible] children are in the mills than in
last August.


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

OVER 36,000

London, Jan. 1.—British casualties
reported in published [illegible] form De-
cember 1st to [23rd?] show officers [illegible]
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[column 5]


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

A great improvement in sanitary
conditions throughout Greenville
county and a lessening of the num-
ber of diseases is shown in the an-
nual report of the county health
officer, Dr. S. J. Taylor, sent today to
Dr. J. A. Hayne, state health offi-

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

An interesting feature of the re-
port 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 com-
plete. 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 re-
ports 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 super-
vision of the state board of health.
The result being more and better re-
sults in health work in the county
than could possibly have been ac-
complished 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 as-
set of any and all people.

My work being under the di-
rection 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 in-
structed 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 vis-
ited three housand five hundred

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 report-
ed, this year there has been one hun-
dred [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 sani-
tary improvements. Dr. Lumsden
says that this county was the btter
prepared for this work than any
county he has had a sanitary sur-
vey 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 exten-
sive 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 hun-
dred ninety-three used their tooth
brushed regularly, two hundred
thirty-five were successfully vacci-
nated 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-
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[column 6]


Hopes the Note to Wilson will be
Shaped by Different Hands Than
Those That Framed Reply to Ger-
man 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. Ob-
viously 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 mod-
ification into English in London aside
from [these blemishes?] [I substance?] the
reply was very much what was ex-
pected 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 enlighten-
ing American opinion and winning
American sympathy it must be con-
ceived in a different spirit and ex-
pressed in different terms than the
document just made public."


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


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 conduct-
ed here, that the new nurse who will
sicceed Miss Babb will arrive here
about the 15th of the month and as-
sume her duties. The Circle was un-
able to make definite accouncement
today as to the name of Miss Babb's


London, Jan. 1.—The [illegible], Pro-
tector 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 hun-
dred dental attentive.

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

The following diseases were re-


These cases were visited, quaran-
tined 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 vaccinat-
ed against the disease and were told
that the health officer would cacci-
nate if their doctors would not and
have made inspection of [mills?] county
poor house, jail convict camps. If
the people will carry out the sugges-
tions 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, dysen-
tery, hook worm and [summer?] com-
plaint of children.

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

[column 7]

Wallachia and Moldavian [Fronts]
Both see Success of the [illegible]
Arms—Paris Reports Some At-
tacks 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 Ber-
lin statement.

On the Moldavian front the Aus-
tro-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 ad-
vanced 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 remain-
der of the front.


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.


WASHINGTON, Jan. 1.—Gov.
Manning of South Carolina today en-
listed 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

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 Wil-
liam Godfrey, Cheraw; W. H. Wal-
lace, 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 dele-
gates from governors. There will be
speakers from all over the United
States and several from Canda. Ac-
cording to P. S. [illegible], the secre-
tary of the forestry association, the
meeting will be the most largely at-
tended ever held in the history of
the organization.


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 obtain-
ed 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 au-
thorities here is that the campaign for
recruits is conducted along persausive
methods, appealing to the patriotism
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