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RECEIPT FOR PARCELS
FOR FEE OF ONE CENT
Change in Regulations, for. FourthClass
Matter to be Effective Soon.
Patrons of the postoffice after September
1 can secure a receipt for all
parcels they mail upon payment of a
fee of one cent, according to orders
issued by Postmaster General A* S.
Burleson. An extra postage stamp of
one cent denomination will be affixed
a 4!'* a t\ot?aa1 Ia AAXTAt* t n a AAClf rvf +Vi o
tu U-C yCLl V/Cl WU VU?Ci kuc WO(, VI buv
receipt. These receipts will be issued
on all fourth-class mail.
Another order issued by the postmaster
general increases the size of
packages that will be accepted under
parcel post rates from a maximum
combined length and girth of seventy-two
inches to a maximum length
and girth, combined, of eighty-four inches.
Tie copy of the orders is as fol
Order No. 8,977:
The postal laws and regulations are
amended by the addition of the following:
Section 458 1-2. On and after September
1, 1915, the postmaster at the
mailing office may, on payment of one
cent, give the sender of an ordinary
parcel of fourth-class mail a receipt
therefor. A postage stamp to cover
the charge for the receipt shall be
affixed thereto. T-e name and address
of the addressee of the parcel shall be
written in the receipt by the sender.
Postmasters desiring additional information
on this subject should address
the third assistant postmaster genedal,
division of registration mails.
Order No. 9,005:
Paragraph 1, section 454, postal laws
and regulations, edition of 1913, is
amended to read as follows:
Section 454. Fourth-class mail mat
ter snail emDrace an oo;er mauer, including
farm and factory producs (and
books) not now embraced by law in
the third-class, not exceeding fifty
pounds in weight (when mailed for
delivery within the first or second
zones, nor exceeding twenty pounds in
weight when mailed for delivery within
any of the other zones), nor greater
in size than eighty-four inches in
length and girth combined, nor in
form or kind likely to injure the person
of any postal employe or damage the
mail equipment or other mail matter
and not of a character perishable with
in a period reasonably required for
transportation and delivery.
Paragraph 1, Section 454, postal laws
and. regulations, is amended to read
Section 454. If a parcel of fourtJ':class
matter exceeds the size in length
and girth combined, prescribed in paragraph
1, section 454, it shall not be
accepted for mailing, no matter ho^
small the excess may be.
A. S. Burleson,
SLAY LEGION'S FATE
HANGING IN BALANCE
A Strong Rearguard Resistance May
Possibly Saye Army of
London, July 31.?The fate of the
Russian armies in ti:e Polish salient
still hangs in the balance. No official
confirmation has been received up to
a late hour tonight of the evacuation
of Warsaw by Russian troops, but that
tJ'rey are withdrawing eastward is certain.
What portions will succeed in getting
hack to the new line is a matter of
speculation. The arrival of Austrian
-cavalry at Lublin, wi'iich is officially
frAm Vionn'3 cVl ATX' 3 thnf
the southern line of retdeat is entirely
barred, as Field Marshal von
Mackensen has previously crossed this
There remains, however, the main
double track route through Minsk
'and an equally good road from Ivangorod
ti_rough Lukow, and the north
ern line, which runs south of the Bug
river, to say nothing of innumerable
smaller roads which enter the Polish
capital from the east.
Still Has Chance.
Therefore, so long as Field Marshal
von Hindenburg is prevented from
crossing the Bug from the northeast,
it is believed Grand Duke Nicholas has
still an excellent chance of saving his
- _ _ 1- ATI ? ?
(When the Russians ao reacn u^e new
line of defense they will be faced by
another danger?that arising from the
advance of Gen. von Buelow's army, ,
composed largely of cavalry, which is
approaching the fortress of Kovno and .
which is within three days' march of
the Vilno-^Petrograd railway.
The retirement, although described
fcy Petrograd as voluntary, is accom- .
panied by -very hard fighting, reminiscent
of Gen. Kuropatkin's retreat from
Ldao-Yang, when he inflicted on the ,
pursuing Japanese losses greater than
his own. "Wtbile the main army, with
the field artillery, is making its way
to the rear, infantry and cavalry are ,
??" protecting the flanks and making repeated
attacks. In this way a few
iiours are gained, which are of inestimable
value to the retreating forces, j
Several Days Yet.
It probably will be several days be- |
fore the struggle finally is decided. (
With the capture of Warsaw ti'.'.e Ger- i
mans will score a victory which will;
not only put the Russians on the de-J
fensive for many months, perhaps well!
into next year, U.t which will greatly j
h.^rt-pn rhp -iviiiaii DODulation of tl':e
central powers ar.-d release an army
c.f one million or more men for an offensive
in the West.
Th'?re continues to be sharp fighting
at various points in the western
/ ne. but this is initiated by one side
or the other simply to gain the best
point for the big offensive wfcich seems
certain to ccme.
SO WE NOTES FROM
WINTHROP SUMMER SCHOOL
Having finished our work at Winthrop
summer school, we use a leisure
moment to give our friends an idea
of tl:e way in which we spent our
First, we will state that the Y. W. C.
A. has been a very important factor
in the summer school.' Vesper services
were conducted on Wednesday evening
by the students and members of
the faculty; on Sunday evening, by
Rev. F. G. Greggs, who- gave us some
1- ~ i _ r._ i A i~ v Trr n
very utfipiui taitvs. Aisu, tuc i. >v.
A. entertained the faculty and students
in their playroom.
TLe general lecture course was very
interesting and instructive. Among
the lecturers were Dr. Hodge, author
of "Nature Study and Life," and Dr.
Swope, educational field agent of the
National Association of Audobon Societies.
Dr. Swope conducted out-door
exercises for the study of bird life.
We left the college at 4:30 a. m., as
"an early hour is the best time to get
acquainted with bidds." Mr. Livingston
Barbour rendered the readings,
"David Copperfield" and "A Christmas
IMiss Laura Combs, & noted soprano,
accompanied by Miss Campbell, gave a
splendid entertainment one Saturday
night. The pupils in ti-e departments
of music and physical education entertained
us most delightfully on Friday
and Tuesday night with folk
dances, choruses, solos and duets. The
exhibits in the art and manual training
department were splendid and
give evidence of nnich work on the
part of botli teacher and pupil.
. Last, but not least, were the plays
given by the Coburn Players, "The
Yellow Jacket," 'The Imaginary Sick
Man" and "Jeanne D'Arc.' Each of
these plays showed remarkable skill
on the part of the actors and were a
source of much enjoyment.
Leila V. McTeer,
Maggie Lee Swindler.
HAS A CHEWING GUtf TREE
Slow Grower, But Experimenter Believes
It Will Pan Out,
Eagle Lake, Miss., Correspondence to
New York Herald.
Nearly 200 professional gum cnewers
and others who were disappointed yesterday,
when they went out to Joe
Sheppard's experimental grove, near
:-ere, to get some natural chewing
gum fresh from the tree. Joe is a
sort of Luther Burbank in matter relating
to peppermint and gum; and
unless he is kicked by a horse or falls
off a roof before next fall, intends to
pctonnd the "known world with the re
suits he obtains. The reason for the
disappointment yesterday was that he
Las not obtained the results yet.
Mr. Sheppard's entrance into the
project of gum building occurred by
the merest chance last fall, w'hen a
mass of ligl tning splattered out over
the woods edging his property. A
cottonw*ood tree was split in two, a
big sweetgum next to it was splintered
and a slippery elm adjacent was
hewn from branch to base. Joe looked
them over for less than 20 minutes,
and promptly went into the natural
d'r-ewing gum business, with his entire
plant and equipment on the spot. Ho
yanked the two other trees over the
sweet gum tree and tied the whole collection
up tightly with heavy canvas,
winding it tight and supplementing a
whole lot of rope and chain. Then lie
sat down and waited.
After about 15 hours he decided that
he could trust the trees to look out
for themselves overnight and went to
bed. He got better at his new profession
every minute, and after a week
had made up his mind tibat it would
De spring?ims spring, in. lact?utiuit;
he could expect the tree to turn out
the finished product all ready for the
Since then he has sat up nights with
tfte tree and made every effort to keep
it well and ambitious. It has grown
together, and he was so satisfied with
development a couple of-weeks ago
that he notified his friends that If they
convened yesterday he would give
them something to think about and
""Qtiite a throng collected and looked
askance at the bandaged tree, while
Joe walked around it a couple of f
times and patted it in a friendly way, i
just to show that he and the tree un- j
derstood each other. Then he took off j
the splints and let every one see the
tdee. It had grown together in uneven
fashion, but there was no sign of the
packages of wrapped-up gum in cotton
piles that Joe had led everybody to!
Un imnofiDTit when
ixv u\y v\,u i ?? hvm j
some one up and said so, and after
snorting a couple of times in rage,
bandaged the tree up and told a?l that
by next fall he would have some gum
worthy of the name. He asked them
to come around in October, but a lot
of t throng said that they didn't
think they would.
GREAT EiASTERN RUSH \A
LOSING IN MOMENTUM
Teutonic Movement Against the Russians
Has Slowed Almost to
London, July 27.?Austro-German attemps
to envolope tl':e Russian armies
defending Warsaw and to capture the
Polish capital, which for a time progressed
almost with the momentum
of the offensive that cleared Galicia
of Russians, have been almost ":alted.
Where the Germans are moving it is
only yard by yard and at tremendous
T':e German Field Marshal von
Mackenzen has taken a few villages
on the way to the Lublin-Cholm railway,
between tfre Vistula and the Bug
rivers and the Austrians, by a counteroffenske
at Sokal, have captured positions
which will make the German
flank safer, but Berlin once more reports
that "otherwise the position of
the German troops under von Mackenzen
All along the western bank of the
Vistula from Ivangorod to 'Novogeorgievsk
even a smaller advance apparently
has been made, while along the
Xarew van Hindenburg, who has been
trying to drive a wedge in behind the
city, is largely occupied in meeting'
Conflict of Claims.
T':ese counterattacks, according to
Petrograd, have forced the Germans,
who had crossed the river, to return
to the northern bank at some points,
but Berlin asserts they have failed and
at the German advance is moving
The Russians, defeated in the Baltic
provinces recently, also have turned,
but Berlin says an attack from Mitau
Farther south the Germans con|
tinue their advance eastward towards
i the Vilna-Petrograd railway, but there
is a lot of territory to cover before
! tftas is reached, and it is considered
| more likely that Gen. von Buelow, in
! command here, will turn to the southi
west to threaten Russian armies facing
3Iost Critical Moment
I Everywhere the battles are at their
heigi t, especially that in which -von
Mackenpen is engaged. Military criti
ics here believe that this is the most
critical engagement of the campaign,
for the whole German plan depends on
von Mackenzen's reaching tfce Lublinf*
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With interest centered on the East,
the important French offensive in Alsace
has been almost disregarded.
Paris reports another success north of
Muenster, wt:ich apparently is the
French objective, and the repulse of a
series of German counterattacks. Th*
French have concentrated artillery in
this region and with high explosives
I ave been tearing up the German defensive
works, among the strongest
along the whole line.
Artillery aiso is piaying an important
part in the battle on the Isonzo.
where the Italians are reported to
have concentrated for three days -tfceir
fire on the Austrian positions. This
fire is said to have exceeded in -violence
that which the Austro-Germans
employed against tlhe Russians in western
Galicia, which up to that time was
the most terrific ever known in war.
Rome's Colossal Fish Pond.
The Duke of Sermoneta, who is act
ing as president of the committee
formed in Rome to promote tlhe independence
of Poland, ranks among the
greatest landowners in Italy, Fogliano,
his estate near the Pontine marshes,
extending to 80,000 acres, mainly under
grass, for the duke owns vast
herds of cattle. The most productive
portion of the estate, however, is a
lake several miles long and about a
mile in breadth, wIMch, from the time
of the Roman empire downward, has
supplied fish for the market in Rome.
Whenever there is a flood caused by
rain on the "hills, the lake overflows
tfcrougli a narrow channel into the
sea. The sea fish find their way
through into the lake, remain to fatten
in the fresh water and then are
captured on their return by an ingenious
labyrinth constructed of reeds
into wirioh they swim. They are of
the best kind?c&iefly -gray mullet.
To Loan on
J. A. B
VIVIAN MARTIN IX
' IHE ARRIVAL OF PERPETCA.*
The fast growing armies of Vivian
Martin's admirers will surely be increased
by the latest World film offering,
"The Arrival of Perpetua," which
is to be shown here on August 3. The
picture is in five yarts and it is the
first production of Mons. E. G'.autard,
the new French director of the company.
Vivian Martin's dedicate style of acting,
her personal grace and beauty are
so distinctive and piquant that it is
necessary to provide specially for her
in respect of the story of the picture
in which s:' e is cast, and of course, |
her own part must be similarly unique. i
Miss Martin, in fine, must be just iber-!
self; the public wants Vivian Martin,
and 'Vivian Martin in a suitable photoplay.
Perpetua is a rich little girl, an orphan,
with a guardian very much
older than herself. This man is an ;
absent-minded dreamer, unaware of j
his responsibility to Perpetua. The,
girl wanted to live in her guardian's '
house, but instead went to her father's !
half sister's, Miss Majerdie, an angular j
spinster of 60, with a predilection for j
monkeys, parrots, cats and dogs.
Perpetua is not happy in this an-1
tique environment, so she runs away'
and forces herself upon her moody j
guardian, Thaddeus. He endures her j
for a time and finally ships h.er back '
to his sister's. The prefty girl is pur-'
sued by several suitors whcse ardor
she cools wi':en she is said to be not
worth a cent. I
And here the moody guardian steps
in. He has loved the girl, but her |
wealth has prevented him from declaring
t';is affection for her. But now that
she is poor, he doesn't hesitate to offer
T1-1 ?s of/-vttt r\f t.Viic T?> A+OV it Tc I
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obvious that the refined artistry of
Vliss Martin finds adequate scope. This
beautiful girl shines in every film in
wfich she is seen, but when the entire
framework of the pla yi':as been especially
designed for her, her pleasing
personality stands out all the more
markedly and distinctly.
SHERIFFS WILL HAVE
CENTRAL NEWS BtTBEATT
Accounts of Crimes and Descriptions
of Criminals Will Be Furnished
Throuh This Agency.
Plans for a central information bu-!
reau, from which accounts of crimes
and descriptions of criminals will be
disseminated to every sheriff of the
State immediately after the crime's
commission, were set on foot at the
semi-annual meeting in Greenville of
the State Sheriff's association.
Ti.e plans for the bureau have not;
been worked out in detail, but the oth- I
er sheriffs were impressed with the
idea that such an institution would
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State. No reports of minor crimes and
misdemeanors will be made to the bureau,
as that would only cause useless
labor, but in t)':e case of a serious
crime, when the criminal is not apprehended
immediately, by notifying
the central office every sheriff in the
State can be warned to watch for the,
tfO>KEY ATTACKED CHILD.
3Tother Sues Owner and Gets $2,000
Los Angeies uispatcn 10 .New iofk
Two thousand dollars' damages for
the attacks made on tf:em by "Charlie
Fuller,' an educated chimpanzee
have been awarded to Mrs. Lillian
Lindley and her little daughter Miriam.
E. W. Knowlton, a Pasadena millionaire,
owner of the animal, was defendant.
Mrs. Lindley testified tlhat the chimnanzPA
entered iher home throush an
open window, tore little Miriam from
her arms and threw her on the floor.
With the aid of a pet dog, Mrs. Lindley
said, she finally rescued the little girl
and locked "Charlie" in a closet.
Knowlton declared ibis chimpanzee,
which wears clothes, smokes cigarettes
and carries a cane, meant no
harm to the child.
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<S> CHICORA COLLEGE FOB WO- <S>
& . >IE>', Columbiu, S. C. <$>
The success of Chicora college, at
Greenvill, S. C., has been so great during
the past nine years, and its growth
so rapid, ti-at despite frequent enlargerviAnfo
o r*? A iwnrATrorrtQnfc r\ P 4-Vi H
ill ^ 11 I/O ClllU \J L Lll^T um
plant, the board of trustees found it
imperative to seek a new site. Coincident
with their negotiations in
Greenville, the board if trustees of the
College for Women in Columbia offered
its magnificent property to Chicora,
according to the terms of t)':e
original charter under which the College
for Women operated.
The Chicora board accepted the offer,
deciding on t'.e consolidation of
the two schools, the consolidated institution
to be located on the Columbia
property. The Presbyteries ratified
mis action ui uie uuaiu, seven vi/uug
for it, only one against it.
Dr. 8. C. Byrd, for nine years the
efficient and successful president of
iGticora college, will continue as the
executive head of the new school, and
with him practically all the Chicora
faculty and as many of the tead-ers
of the College for iWbmen as were
available at the time of the consolidation.
The friends of the college are enthusiastic
and certain of its greatly increasing
success. The alumnae association
of ti'.'e College for Women voted
to continue taeir organization, and
graciously offered the contribution of
their donations to the Kelley Memorial
Both of the organizations are assured
of the warm interest of the C i
cura uonege lor wvumu, aim uit; yrc?ident
begs that each will feel assured
of the permanency of their own alma
The college will be a standard
school, conducted along modern lines
of highest educational efficiency. President
Byrd in a recent interview said,
"One thing is certain, there will be no
backward step." The many friends of
the school who know tf:e president and
his ideals bespeak an immediate sucppss
in flolumbia. and are haDDy to
think of the great service that tf:-e in stitction
will render to the church and
the cause of education. ,
Columbia seems to be in every way!
an ideal location for a college for women.
The winter climate is mild and
recognizedly healthful. The location
there of the Theological seminary, the
university and other educational institinnc
prmtrihnitPR tr> an academic at
mosphere that is at once a spur to
ambition and an aid to achievement.
TT'e political life of a State capital
adds greatly to the brilliance of a city's
social life, and affords opportunity to
study the processes of government at
close range. The great interest and
belief in the college is widened by the
large number of inquiries and applications
already on file in the president's
An automobile dashed along the
country road. Turning a curve, it came j
suddenly upon <x mail w Jill gu?i vu I
his shoulder and a weak, sick looking
old dog beside him. Ti:e dog was directly
in the path of the motor car.
The chauffeur sounded his horn, hut
the dog did not move?until he was
struck. After ti:at he did not move.
The automobile stopped and one of
the men got out and came forward. He
had once paid a farmer $10 for killing
q pjiif t-hat hAlons^ed ro another farmer.
Mr V,*-.*-. ~ I
This time he was war}-.
"Was that your dog?"
"You own him?"
"Looks as we'd killed him."
"Certainly looks so."
"Will $5 satisfy you?"
"Well, tfaen, here you are." He
handed a $5 bill to the man with the
eun. and added pleasantly, "I'm sorry
to have broken up your hunt."
"I wasn't going hunting," replied
the other as he pocketed tibe bill.
" Not going hunting? Then what
were you doing with the dog and gun?"
"Going down to the woods to shoot
Summerland College I
For the higher education of young women H
Healthful location V
Every modern convenience
? A competent, worki*_g faculty
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The board of registration for Newberry
county will be at Waitmire on <g
August 10, 1915, and at Prosperity on fl
August 13, 1915, for the purpose of
registering voters. And at the office
in Newberry on the first Monday in
August, which is the last day for reg- *
istering for the general election la
Board of Registration for jm
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