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WAR BEAM !N WEST
*EWS OF THE EAST STILL CONFLICTING
Each S/de Finds Cause for Rejoicing
in Fraueo-Belgr/an Arena.
In the offensive operations of the
allies in the western war arena interesting
features are the loss in the
neighborhood of Xuve Chapelle of
several of the trenches recently captured
by the British and an advance
by the East Indians toward Riche"bourg
l'Avouve, as reported in the
latest French official communication.
This statement also indicates that the
Germans have not been lacking in the
offensive. It records, in addition, tihe
annihilation of a German column at1
In the east the situation is still in ;
<k>ubt. According to the official state- j
ment from Petrograd, the Germans j
have "been repulsed in an attempt to
cross to the right bank of the Vistula
river in Poland and fighting in the
Bzura river district is developing. Regarding
the victory wfrich Germany
was reported to have won in Poland.!
Dor'in remains silent.
Austria claims important successes
in the battle of Limanowa in Galicia,
w^ere 26,000 Russians are said to
toave fallen into their hands.
A Berlin dispatch says that Em
peror William has paid a visit to the j
"wounded soldiers in the hospital at!
Potsdam which would indicate tne!
emperor's recovery from his illness, j
the nature of which ihas not been def-!
A late di?patch% from Posen gives
an official report 'from army headquarters
of the east that Marshal von
Hindenburg's army captured Lowicz
rriaay auer iw<i\y liguiuug ivi wiciai
days, thus compelling a further retirement
of the Russian lines.
ID'ae king of Norway, Denmark and
Sweden, having held a conference at
Malmoe on the subject of an agreement
to safeguard t&eir interests from
the European war, have returned to
LAST OF THE EMDEN
Snmvmg uetacDment or Her crew
Tokio, Dec. 17. (Delayed in Transmission).?Certain
iave captured those members of the
crew of the German cruiser Emden
"who escaped at Cocos island when
the cruiser was destroyed November
10 by the Autsrialian cruiser Sydney.
The German sailors went to sea in
a Cocos island schooner named Avsha.
' ' I
Forty men of the German cruiser
Emden were ashore on the Cocos island
when their vessel was overtaken
and sunk by the Sydney. Under com- j
mand of Lieut. Meucke they comiary
cruiser Empress of Japan had
A dispatch from Manila December 16
said they later captured a collier on
which tJ'ney mounted two Maxim guns,
evidently brought witJh- them on the
Emden, and began raiding commerce j
in the Pacific.
This report came through officers
of the British steamer Malacca which
arrived ai Jolo. It has not been confirmed
from any official quarter.
Where tlaey captured this collier has
not been divulged. The Malacca fear- j
ing that sfce would be overhauled by!
this collier made her way into Jolo
without showing lights. This would
indicate that the collier has been
operating in the Pacific, not far from
the Philippine islands.
Announced in Parts.
The ministry of the marine announced
today that tfhe British auxilrvf
ICLl J VI jUiUl/AVO Wi vwrv?M - ?
captured the collier Exiroid, aaving
en board three officers and 40 men
from the German cruiser Emden, sunk
November 10 by the Australian ciuiser
Sydney. These are the 40 men who
escaped to Cocos island and subsequently
sailed away in a commandeered
"HELLO GIRL" 0> THE JOB
Telephone Operator Calls Pol/eeman
tSapulpo, Okla., Dec. IS.?Kate Nurvelle,
a telephone operator at Mounds,
seven miles south of here, was at the
switchboard today when an annunciator
dropped. Miss Nurvelle plugged it
and called "Number, please." There
was no answer and she started to
disconnect, when she heard a woman's
"Don't. I'll tell you where it is."
Alarmed, Miss Nurvelle called the
police, who went to the :home of Fred
Allen, a harware dealer, and -:'ound a
negro clocking Mrs. Allen because she
would not tell him where she kept
In her struggle she had pulled down
the telephone receiver. The negro
[AID SOUTHERN FAIIMERS
TO DIVERSIFY CHOPS:
Conference of 1"> Women Agents From
1"> Southern States In Garden.
C'.init;'nsr, and Poultry
Washington, Dec. 19.?Daughters of
i Qrvntho ',i farmprs have been I
i members o the United States depart-j
ment of agriculture's garden and can- j
i mng clubs have been able to give their ;
fathers practical demonstrations of
j the value of crop di versification durj
ing the present bad cotton year. The
| actual products which the girls have i
I put up are proving an invaluable as- j
' set in many farm homes where the 1
j cotton crop has not brought tfce cusratnrnc
anr] nii>nv formPf!
WVUI AA J 1 Vtux XIO U.UU 4UUUJ AMV* % I
are now substituting whole acres of j
onions and tomatoes in place of cotton
i after seeing the success which the
young women have made with these
A conference of the women agents
from 15 Southern States is in progress ;
in the United States department of j
agriculture's office of Farmers' Coop- j
erative Demonstration Work in the j
3out>X Fn.teen women agents are.
present, each representing a State in !
j addition to the members of tlbe office j
1 who have charge of the work. These j
agents supervise the work of 369 coun- j
! ty agents who direct the work of 33,-- j
420 girls. Data of some of the State j
reports given here is merely an in-;
dication of the general interest thac
| is being taken more and more;
throughout tfc-e whole Sou tin in the
I club-movement work.
| Tennessee (S;rl D/vers/ffes Crops. !
| Madge Farrar has proved the pos- j
sibilities of growing ero^s all the year
round in her State. By raising and ;
selling vegetables throughout the year j
she has made a net profit of $131.62,:
while tfce second best girl, who also,1!
[did gocK1 work but did not diversify, j
made $96.20 profit. The girl with the j
second average grew only beans and j
tomatoes during the ;.fall and summer, j
Miss Farrar, however, having grown!
these crops put in onions during the
winter which she sold at. a good profit
early in February. She then pro- i
ceeded to plant cabbage which brought
her an income during April and May,
while peas were her main crop in j
June. This brought her back to the
tomato and bean season and rounded
out a year of profitable vegetable
Another young woman found a )
peach orchard into which hogs had
been turned. She tock her canner
j v.ith her and established herself in the
orchard to save what was left from
t&e hogs, and made $60 in one week
from her work. Similiar instances
have demonstrated the possibilities of
saving waste in that section -and there
has been a more general interest exhibited
not only by the farmers'.
Gaughters but by many of their wives.
j F/g Possibilities in Southern Missis- I
Although the area where figs will
gro<w in this country is extremely lim- ,
* *- - J i_:_ ?-i: o I
ilea, m certain seciious 01 ovumciu
i Mississippi t):is fruit grows so plentifully
that its value is not appreciated
and barrels of figs go to waste every
j year. Under the conditions that ex- :
| ist in dooryards and gardens the trees
j require little or no cultivation and the
I majority of owners eat a few, can a
; few for home use, and permit the rest
to go to waste, except in localities
where commercial canners are prepared
to buy the fruit from day to
day as it ripens.
During the past year two counties <
of Southern .Mississippi decided to j
I sy wicuifct; in vauuixxg J.150. uuc &HX
I packed 500 pints which she sold for
from 35c to 40c a pint. The girls in
these sections are now leaving tomato
for other iess fortunate districts
where !igs will not grow and are
planting six fig trees on their tenthacre
formerly planted to the other
crop. The demand for this product
from sections is far beyond the sup
j JFour years ago there were but two
; counties in Mississippi where organized
garden and canning club work was [
carried on for the girls; the next year
there were 12 counties; the next 23,
and during the past year tuere were
33 counties organized.
Inientoes have proved a particular
boon to certain counties in South CarOiina
as frave figs ;r. Mississippi. Certain
club? which had been specializing
on tomatoes deeded that there was a
possibility in pimentoes, which afe
not son generally grown and which
j are canned in practically no other
l Kflrfs of this rountrv. the main canned
product here being imported from
'Spain and Mexico. Since tlhe product
of these young women has been put
on tlio market, requests lhave come
from 45 States for information regarding
the canning and culture t: this
valuable food product which the
American people in general do not yet
The total pro< it of all tfne South
Carolina club girls for the past year
was over ?28,000. Every agent who
assists the girls is a college graduate
who has received domestic-science
Then come to the store v
Great crowds have fiockec
quest every one to use tfa
in Newberry, and will nev
Here's ^our chance
store marked away be
very special number in
buy a $22.50 Suit. Bi
us. All Coats sold in
I I Reari These Fr
15c Dress Ginghams, ;
10c Dress Ginghams, ;
I 10c Outing _ ......
6^c Apron Checks
12ic Bed ticking
Thousands of other a
space to mention.
Your own price.
$5.00 Blankets L
m . i 1
Mothers, ormg you.
We can save you big r
Suits that formerly;
Now, in conclusion, will sa
ONLY 3 MORE DAYS an
1304 MAIN STREET
training. Home demonstration work
is a feature, the motto being "Do one
thing at a time," There was, for instance,
a homemade fireless cooker
campaign which lasted for three days
in one section and resulted in a hunW17
Y JLa k/JUiuiLi
j5sS?T The National Mazda ^
?3^' Lamps inclosed will Eg?
ga give t/hree times as k3
much light as old Eg
B style carbon lamps for Mj
3 the same electric light S
W Put a National Mazda
I Lamp in every socket 1
j& and obtain more light A
A and better light. i
aL SOOEER BROS. CO.
rhere vou can set first class t
I to this sale ever since it sta
is sale while it's going, for it's
er again be repeated.
; and Coats
. Every Coat Suit in
' i rTT _ i*
low cost, we oner a
i Coat Suits. $7.50 will
ly your Xmas Suit from
this sale at and below
ices Then Come
irticles we haven't the
r boys to see our suits.
noney on his next suit.
sold for $4.00 now $119
y: have you been to see the n
id we ask of you to come and <
PE TO SEE YOU AT THIS,
[well & i
HAIL ORDERS F[L
dred homemade cookers being put into
use. A fly-trap campaign is to l>e :
"* " n/1 o-ft or fho+ o Kllif-pr- t
Il'tJAL 111 U1UC1| ouu aiiti iuuv u.
CHICHESTER S PILLS
Wyjjw THE DIAMOND BRAND. A
Ladies! Ask your Druggist for A\
Mils in Red and Gold metallic\\^
*v?y ?^d?r3 boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. \/
w] Take no other. Buy of your ?
r/ - fg Drnmtst. AskforClII.CtfE8.TERS
I ^ Jr DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, for 25
JH yeais known as Best, Safest, Always Reliable
"*<~r SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
County Treasurer's office.
rrl1? V ? -fm* *V> a onll ?v/>+ii-?r> rwf StfltA
1 Lie UUUO.S iUl I.JLHS VViiVVUVU ^ ?- i?v>.v .
and county tax will be open from Oc- !
tober 15th to December 31st, 1914.
Those who prefer to do so can pay
in January, 1915, with 1 per cent;
those who prefer to pay in February,
1915, can do so by adding 2 per cent;
those who prefer paying from March
1st to March 15, 1915, can do so by
adding 7 per cent; after March 15,
1915, the ^ooks will be closed.
N. B. -Taxpayers owning property
in more than one township or special
school district "will please inform me
when paying or writing for the amount
of Ms or her tax. This is very impor j
tant, there being so many special
school districts. \
Those who wish to pay by the 31st i
of December, 1914, and do not care ;
to come to the office, will please write ;
for the amount not later than Decern
ber 25, 1914. Alter tnat time 1 am iw i
busy to answer letters promptly.
ntwliamlkp at a 1 nwpr nrirp
UV1 V1IUUUIUV UI U IV TV VI piivv
rted, and every one saved nu
; the greatest money saving (
We have had the crc
Millinery department, ir
have more Hats, Caps,
Ribbons, Feathers, Etc.,
of the above at cost,
83.00 kind at
;$2.00 kind at
$6 00 kind at J
They come in all the lea<
Great Slaughter i
For men. women and (
when in need of warm U
How about making tin
morning with a nice Lap
We sell the $2.50 kind
W; L Dougl
TV>*i namo'c rvn tVia hr
JL11V HUillV k* VIA VAAV W
Did you see the pair yoi
Come and let us fit you i
selling lots of 'em.
LaFrance Shoes for 1
lady who has worn them
The standard $3.50 La
sale for only
Big lot of Sample Hat:
J Come get a fit for only _
nany bargains we are giving
:ome early, for never before f
THE GREATEST OF ALL
I FF)?SFND CHECK
In sending stamps* nothing above a
2 cent stamp should be sent, as I
cannot use them.
If money is sent, it would be best
to register same; if sent oilierwise, it
must be at sender's risk.
By referring to your cax receipts of
1913, you will know the township and
special school district, or both, in
htM/Oi vfmr nrnnfvriv is located.
Tae levy for 191^ is as follows:
Ordinary County 3*4
Court House Vz
Road and Bridge Note ^4
Ordinary County Note ^4
Roads and Bridges 1
Constitutional School Tax 3
Except the following localities,
where an additional railroad tax has
been levied: /
Township No. 1 1%
Township No. 8 3
Township No. 9 2
And except the following school districts,
where special school tax has
No. 1, Newberry 6
No. 5, MoCullough 2
No. 9, Deadfall 2
No. 10, Utopia 1
No. 14, Prosperity 6*4
VT^ 1t 2
LXU. JLU, K_7Cii.UU.Ci - - - ?
No. 20, Big Creek 2
f 1V.C ,
than yon bay elsewhere.
mav Via oarnocflv ro.
I UK, J HV vuiuwnij IV
>vent that ever happened
wds with us in our
i this sale, but still
left. We ofter any
Ladies, here's your
$1.79 , '
Children. See us first
bby happy Christmas
ittom of every pair.
ir neighbor bought?
vith a pair. We are
adies. Just ask the 1
France Shoes in this
s worth up to $2.50.
... _ 75c
? If not, it's your loss,
lave prices been so low.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
No. 26, Pomaria 7
No. 30, Little Mountain 10%
No. 33, Jolly Street 4 .
No. 34, St. Pauls 2
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. 39, Chappells 4
No. 41, Dorainicks 2
No. 45, Trinity 4
No. 48, Jalapa 4
No. 52, Whipnire 5
No. 56, Ziori 4
No. 58, Silverstreet '6
No. 11, Hartford 2
No. 12, Johnstone 2
N< 13, St. Lukes 4
No. 16, O'Neall 2
No. 18, Fairview 2
No. 19, Swilton 4
No. 22, St. Philips 4
No. 31, Wheeland 2
No. 43, Bush River 2
No. 44, Smyrna 4
No. 59, Pressley 2
A poll tax of One Dollar has been
levied on all male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years, except
those exempt by law.
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax of $2.00 from the
15th of October, 1914, to the 31st day
of December, 1914.
All taxpayers remember all taxes
have been listed separately, and please
see that you have a receipt for each
piece of property so listed.
Jno. L. Epps,