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GERMANS MENACING :
BIG RUSSIAN PORT!,
APPARENTLY ABOUT TO JIAKEj
Tlenna Alst> Reports Constant Sue- ]
? i a 1
cesses 111 tne ?oumern ,
London, Sept. 6.?The menace of <
Stiga, the Russian Baltic seaport, is i
becoming more serious. The Germans '
still hold the bridgehead at Friedrich- I
etadt, the occupation of which effect- 1
ively cuts off Riga's railway communi- :
trw tTip smith while German air- 1
craft are active in the gulf, perhaps i
presaging another naval clash as part i
of a concerted German land and sea <
move to complete the isolation of the
city and force its abandonment by the
According to an unofficial Berlin :
dispatch, received by way of Copen- )
liagen, the Germans claim possession
*if fhn o-nlf fho "Russians having aban
cloned Dago, the northernmost of the 1
three islands just outside the gulf.
Berlins official communication to- 1
day claims no further progress by vcn
Hindenburg from the Baltic to Grodno,
but thence southward the armies of
Prince Leopold and Field Marshal von
Mackensen are said to be moving forward,
while the Austrian official statennirarin
fVla Kq 111 zi linn f 3 T"t"Vl PT
JJL-1CU. L, V?V*CiXU5 tut wuctiv iiuv
south and east, records nothing but
The great artillery duel in the West
goes on unabated, with the French
and presumably the British the aggressors.
The fact that it has continued
for a fortnight unabated leads
to the belief in some quarters that it
may mean preparation for an allied
offensive before the approach of cold
"weather. -The lavish use of shells by
the French would seem to indicate
some great undertaking, but the plan
is not iyet apparent to the general
CZAR OF RUSSIA
Dispatches Not Clear Whether Grand
Tk..U . Tr^ .
u uivtf xio> orru ^upn ^ru^u
By the Emperor.
Paris, Sept. 7.?In a message to
President Poincare, Emperor Nicholas
announces that he has placed himself
in command of all Russian armies.
The message was .sent from Tsar
skQr Selo, the emperor's residence near
Petrograd, under date Qf September 6.
"In placing myse'f today at the head
of my valiant armies, I have in my
iieart, Monsieur President, the most
sincere wishes for the greatness of
France an3 the victory of her glorious
-President Poincare sent the follow
ing response today:
"I know that your majesty, in taking
command of your heroic armies, intends
to continue energetically until
final 'victory, the war which has been
imposed upon the allied nations. I
address to your majesty in the name
of France my most cordial wishes.
Silitte the outbreak of the war
Crrand X>u"ke Nicholas, cousin of Emperor
Nicholas, has been in command
in the Russian armies. In this capacity
he hag achieved fame and military
vmiua uave vaut*a mm as one or me
ablest generals of the warring nations.
Although the grand duke's armies have
suffered a long series of reverses since
the beginning on the great AustroGerman
offensive movement, in May,
their leader has been credited with
conspicuous strategic skill during this
.The grand duke's main accomplish""
tff?i*+.s were the extrication of the bulk
of~li& forces from the Austro-German !
" enveloping movements in Galiera and
"later-In Russian Poland when he again
drew "o\it his armies, this time from
the dangerous Warsaw salient.
The message of Emperor Nicholas
to President Poincare does not make
whether Grand Duke Nicholas
has ^een "superseded by the emperor.
During the last few weeks there has
been severe criticism of the conduct
tf$jf||p oT the war by the Russian authorities,
rbat cable -dispatches have shown no
criticism of the grand duke.
: .We can never hope to settle and
'<iev&op the South, we can never hope
ggt the best class of Northern and
^-Western farmers to come South, if they
" QKHst settle in neighborhoods half
^"hlte and half black. But they would
^jome and come quickly to homogeneous
all-wliite communities. I have
letters from all sections of the North
' bearing on this point, and I han*e the
' testimony of some of the foremost raH"way
authorities in the country. Race
segregation in land ownership is indeed.the
first step toward securing for
"the South that denser population- of
Intelligent, useful white citizens without
which she is forever handicapped.
?The Progressive Farmer
KRIE3DS OF PEACE
PLANNING TO FIGHT
L>fticials Discuss Schemes For "Political
and Other Action" in Favor
Chicago, Sept. 7.?Officials of the
Friends or' Peace met here today and
iiscussed plans for a nation-wide organization
for "political and other ac:ion."
The contemplated organization
described by its founders as "for political
action but not a political party"
will have as its aim, according to officials,
"freedom of the seas" from
Englands blockade of Germany; cessation
of the exportation of war munitions
by any means, and the influencing
of congressmen to legislation along
the lines of resolutions adopted by thei
convention of the Friends of Peace j
which closed yesterday.
The Ambition of the promoters is to
enroll 15,000,000 names. Leaders asserted
that in case of war with Germany,
every member will "act accord
ing to his own judgment."
"There can be no doubt," said Francis
L. Dorl, editor of The Pro-German
Vital Issue and one of the leaders in
:he convention just ended, "that in case
of war with Germany many persons,
acting privately, will refuse to support
this government. Who can * blame
them? Personally I shall oppose any
official stand by this organization to
that effect." ?
ADD TO CAPITAL
DURING WAR YEAR
Commissioner Watson Gathers Data on
Textiles?Nearly 5,000,000 Spindles
Now Running: in State.
The State, 8th.
At this time when so much stress
is being laid on the question of consumption
of cotton by the American
textile plants, the completion of the
census of the textiles in South Carolina
for the past year running exactly
with the period of the first year ol
the great European war is of peculiar
interest. The results of the census
1 ave been issued by Commissioner Watson
of the State department of agriculture,
commerce and industries.
Commissioner Watson, in speaking
or the report, said:
"These figures have an importanl
bearing on the cotton situation at this
moment a's they tell the story of how
our chief manufacturing industry has
fared since the war began and they
carry a message full of hope from the
tandpoint of the cotton market this
year and of our commercial and industrial
future. The figures cover th<
first year of the war and the comparisons
are with figures for the year period
up to the outbreak of the worlc
"There has been an increase oi
$2,106,703 in the capital stock of the
plants, the total now being $75,134,189
arir? nn to Ancnst 1 thprp 4 7ftS -
| U4 spindles?very nearly 5,000,000, as
increase of 87,549 spindles, despite the
year of the war. We have now 113,165
looms or 2,497 more than a year ago.
The consumption of cotton by the
South (Carolina mills has almost
reached the million bale mark; during
this first year of the war 857,434 bales,
or 29,066 bales more than the preceding
year were consumed. Over half a
million tons of coal were used?567.031
which was 12d,?J4o more tons than m
the preceding year. The value of the
annual product, however, as was to be
expected, fell off, the total being $77,94,255,
or $6,663,900 less than in the
preceding year. The total number , of
employes is now 51,485, an increase of
1,548 persons, and the mill village population
is now 126,746, which is 5,786
larger than last year. /The principal
Increase in number of employes has
been in wnite women, mere are za
less negro men and women than last
year, the total negro help employed
now being only 2,898. In the employment
of child labor the situation is
about the same as last year, but the
bulk of the children are above 14 years
of age. Those between 12 and 14 now
only number 3,518 out of a total o*
8,450. There has been a marked increase
in horsepower employed, the in
crease being 18,677. The power is divided
as follows: Water, 26,950; steam,
80,792; electric generated by water,
73,883; electric generated by steam,
Good For Sallie.
Farmer Dally said to Sallie:
4*Drown the kittens in the alley."
Tub was in the farmer's alley,
Tub wae full of water, Sallie.
Sallie thousrht it very hard?
Hard to drown a kittie?
What a pity! "What a pity!
Tie a rope, a rock right through it;
Sallie found she couldn't do it.
Kitties scampered through the alley.
Good for Sallie! Good for Sallie!
?Maude McGehee Hankins, in "Daddy
fianflAr Rhvmps " in Sr?r?fr.hpm Wn.
' Pile* Cored In 6 to f 4 Dajs
Toor droxgiit will refund money it PAZO
OINTMENT fails- to cure any case of Itching.
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6to 14 days
The first application give-* Ease and Rest. 50c
i'nless you are >vi
f Free of
/ Climax Mang
/ Has Ne ver Failec
IF IT DOES NOT WE WI
AM) PAY YOU F
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V UUUC1 IX ?
TAKES POISON AT SOITEK |
Kufus H. Senn 'Commits Suicide,
Leaving- Notes Telling of Co use
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Sumter, Sept. 6.?Rufus H. Senn, an
insurance collector of this city, com- j
mitted suicide Saturday evening by I
taking poison. Death came a ftw min- I
utes after Senn drank the poison. He
chose a dramatic setting for his deed,
which was, consummated while out on
his rounds collecting. Walking up to
the home of a negro on Silver street,
f Senn knocked at the door and asked
the woman who answered the knock,
Sarah Ballard, to send for the doctor.
The woman obeyed, being rather puz'
zled as to the request, but before the
> doctor could reach the scene Senn had
* swallowed the contents of an ounce
i j? ^
phial of poison and enaea nis me.
These facts were learned at the cor?
oner's inquest held this morning.
In on*3 of the premium receipt books
of th? Carolina Insurance company,
1 whicii Senn carried in his pocket, tfas
found following disconnected note* I
".Telegraph J. A. Senn, at Newberry,
at once, ai d then my former wife, Miss
Carrie Iv^y, at 814 Monmouth street,
Newport, Ky., and tell her that she has
caused it all. Worrying over her?
' it is all over 'for me- Be good. <iooabye
to all. - j ^ .? , ^
^ "And tell Mr. Lawrence and family
that they have been 'very nice indeed
to me and wish all well. Tell Frank
good-bye and be sure and give Mr.
Samuel all my love, for he is a per'
feet gentleman?and tell him to send
me a bunch of flowers.
"I hope mother will not worry over]
. this, for Jife is not worth living, be- j
? ' *
cause I can onlty love one and may
God bless her from all evil, and I am
dying broken-hearted for the love I
, have for hef.
"I have always Iflttfflded to come
. back to Kentucky and get Howard
Benton of No. 93 East street Sad Ste
vie?one of the proprietors of the Luftn
& Stevie Coat, 814 Monmouth street,
, and one or two more.
' "And the one that caused it all?
may God punish?be sure and see that
this goes in the Kentucky Post of New'
port, Ky. Good-bye.
"Ins. C., 420 Madison Ave., Wilson
Supt. Co v. Ky.
"Notify Commonwealth Ins. Co.,
Covington, Ky. Have policy $25,000."
It is stated that Senn had been divorced
by his wife several months ago
and that he was brooding over this.
He had threatened in several letters
to kill his wife if he ever got sufficient
money to go back to Newport, Ky., and
she had written him through her attorneys
that she would protect herself
tVrmiicr>> tTio law if ho frripd trv harm
I'll! Uig 1U ?? UV V. - ^ V. WW ?
Senn was a native of Newberry and
his former wife was from Union. His
brother at Newberry was notified of
his death, as requested in his note,
and the body was sent to that place.
The Mr. Lawrence mentioned in his
note is 'H. J. Lawrence, with whom- he
boarded, and .the other two men mentioned
are tobacco buyers who visited
Tear of Hiffh?Price4 Foodstuffs,
Don't forget that the coming year
will probably again be one of highpriced
foodstuffs. Let's prepare now
to meet the situation with an immense
crop of fall grain, both for fall, winter
and spring pasturage, and for feed 1
next year; And while we are about it,
it is well to remember that in nearly
all parte of the South the sooner these
crops are sown after September first,
parHpr and hettftr the 2Tazfn?r will
be. Don't wait until winter to plant, i
and then report ' that "small grains
don't pay in the South." <
liinsr to keep him
e Cure 50c X
I to Cure Quickly y
LL REFUND THE COST /
OK TI>IE LOST f
ING IT f
Ifeeks Co. /
IS NOT SEEKING PERSONAL GAI>
Wilson Willing to He Standard Bearei
in 1016, But > <?t Working, to
That End at All.
Washington, Sept. 7.?President Wilson
through his secretary today let il
be known that he does not propose tc
make political capital out of his efforts
to keep the United States from oeins
involved in the European war. In a
letter addressed through Sheriff Kinkaid
of Hudson county, the hero of th<
Bayonne strike, to New Jersey Demo
crats, Secretary Tumulty announced
that the president did not desire tc
take advantage or me wnauiuuiansituation
now existing to gain somi
personal advantage through an expression
For the second time in a year the
president thus urged the partiv men o:
his home State not to embarrass hin
by voting an indorsement of hi3 record
The letter is more interesting 10
what it does not contain than what i
does. There is nothing in the com
munication to indicate that Mr. Wil
son would not accept a renominatior
for president if the whole Democracy
of the country desires it, but there is
the plain spoken word that ne aoe'
not wish his neighbors to initiate th
movement, . ? ?. %
By one of* the president's closes
friends The State's correspondent was
told some weeks ago that i-Vlt. Wilsoi
would not enter a contest within his
own party for renomination and this
assertion is borne out by the reques
: m tr\ Van.' .TfirflAv DpmO^ra t?
bi ClIIC i&JLA blVU W 41 V ?? W w- M ?
today not to take any action tha
might be interpreted as having beer
inspired at the White House.
ilhe Tumulty letter virtually fill-'
nishes corroboration of the belief tha
the president will agree again to b(
the Democratic standard bearer ir
1916 if the whole party wants him
He undoubtedly will be pleased with
an indorsement from New Jersey after
-il i H,,f r.rvf
Ullier Oiaittl ua*c >y^xvcn, uvt wcfore.
He will not only deprecate but
will seek to prevent any New Jersey
effort to mold sentiment in his behalf.
A Dry Witness.
Two men had been arrested in a drytown
for drinking, and the prosecuting
witness was on the stand, relates
"You say," said the attorney for the
defense, "fl':.at you saw the men in the
"Yes, sir; I did."
"Was the field fenced?"
"(Where were you?"
"On the far side or tne ience."
"Was there a board off that you
could see through?"
"Was there a knothole in the fence?"
The attorneys braced himself for the
crushing question that he had ready to
launch at the victim v/hom he thought
he l'-ad so adroitly cornered.
"Now," he said, banging the table,
"will you tell the court how you could
see two men drinking in a field surrounded
by a fence with no boards off
and never a knothole in it?"
"Yes, sir," said the witness.
"Well, tell it," commanded the attorney
"It was a barbed wire fence."
What He Wanted.
"Is there any mail for John or me?"
inquired the general delivery patron.
"You're strangers to me," retorted
the postal clerk. "Do you suppoe* I can
tell people names by looking at
"I don't see that it makes any difference
if I am a stranger. Look and
see if there is any mail for John or
me?John Orr Mee."
He got fnis letter from a much subiued
>orm: OF ELECTION.
STATE OF SOl'TH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Notice is hereby given that an election
will be held on the 14th day ol
j September, A. D. ldlo, at the voting
precincts fixed by law in said county
! upon the question as to whether ti-t
j manufacture and sale of alcoholic
j liquors and beverages shall be prohib|
iied or continued in this State, as proi
ided by Act No. 76. to subnrt to th<
qualified electors the question of the
prohibition of the manufacture anc
* sale of alcoholic liquors and beverage*
in o.e State and to provide for the car
nr-nvioinno intrv offppT
1 J 1115 V>L IULC3~ yi f ioiuuo
approved the 16th day of February
A. D. 1915.
The qualifications for suffrage an
Residence in. State for two years, ir
the county one year, in the polling precinct
in which the elector offers tc
vote, four months, and the payment sh
months before any election of any pol
tax then due and payable. Provided
TLat ministers in charge of an organ
ized church and teachers of public
schools shall be entitled to vote aftei
. six months' residence in the State
Registration.?Payment of all taxes
including poll tax, assessed and collec
tible during the previous year. Thi
production of a certificate or the re
ceipt of the officer authorized to collec
sucu taxes shall be conclusive proo
, of the payment thereof.
j Before the hour fixed for opening th<
. polls managers and clerks must taki
, and subscribe to the Constitutiona
L oath. The chairman of the board o
managers can administer the oath ti
i other managers and to 13-e clerk; i
. notary public must administer the oatl
[ to chairman. The managers elect thei
y chairman and clerk.
Polls at each ivoting place must b
s opened at 7 o'clock a. m., and close*
. at 4 o'clock p. m., except in the cit;
of Charleston, where they shall b
j opened at 7 a. m. and closed at 6 p. ir
t- TLe managers have the power to fil
. a vacancy; and if none of the manag
ers attend, the citizens can appoinl
r from among the qualified voters, th
t managers, who, after being sworn, cai
conduct the election.
At the close of the election, the man
1 agers and clerk must proceed public!
to open the baliot boxes and count th
. ballots therein, and continue witeou
, adjournment until t)':e same is com
o pleted, and make a statement of th
result, &nd sign the same, Withi]
three days thereafter, the cnairman o
the board, or some one designated b
the board, must deliver to the commis
J sioners of election the poll list, th
' boxes containing iJ':e ballots and writ
| ten statements of the result of th
Managers of Election.?The follow
ing Managers of Election have beei
+ r\ r?/h1 /I til n fllnAfiAti of tVi
cl y puiautu iv/ uuiu wii g uawu M W VU
various precincts In the said county:
Township No. 1,
tr Court House?J. R. Davidson, W. A
Fallaw, J. Dhesley Dominick.
Newberry Cotton Mills?C. W. Doug
las, J. E. Franklin, W. B. Johnson.
Mollohon Cotton Mills?L. A. Tew
D. A. Rivers, M. B. Brazeaie.
Oakland Cotton Mills?M. S. Bodie
R. C. Williams, L. A. Land.
Helena?B. h. Julian, Welch Wilbur
I.Vft. Bethel?S. A. Rikard, W. ?, Lorn
inick, J. H. Ruff.
; Garmany?D. A. Livingston, J. 9
i Brown, T. W. Folk.
Township >To. 3.
Glymphville?J. L. Henderson, W. R
. Cromer, J. S. J. Suber.
Maybinton?Jim Ruff Thomas, W. H
Eison, B. H. Maybin.
Township NO. 4,
Beth Eden?R. . Carlisle, C. T. Cromer,
W. M. Suber.
Whitmire?S. A. Jeter, P. B. O'Dell
T. E. Eison.
Township NTo. 5.
Kinards?S. B. Evans, J. J. Abrams
1 J. A. Dominick.
Jalapa?J. S. Bickley, Hix Connor
Dr. J. W. Folk.
Township N'o. 6
Longshore's?D. R. Pitts, E. T
Schroder, A. R. Dorroli.
Township No. 7.
Williams' Store?J. S. Connelly, Leo
Hamilton, A. L. Dominick.
0':appells?J. W. Darnell, G. E. Connelly,
H. H. "Waits.
Township No. 8
SHrerstreet?P. Blair, D. G. Liringston,
J. P. Blahr.
Utopia?W. I* Buahardt, G. W. Nich
ols, P. S. Livingston.
Tow? ship Ifo. 9.
Prosperity?N. A. Nichols, W. J.
Wise, Berry Livingston.
Hendrix Mill?J. H. Koon, J. A. Bowxers,
S. I. Harmon.
Slighs?J. S. Watts, C. L. Counts,
J. B. Kempson.
Township Ko, 10.
Central?G, W. Seybt, J. D. Koon, T.
Little Mountain?A. C. Wheeler, W.
B. Shealer, J- K. Derrick.
Union Academy?G. S. Enlow, D. W.
[Buzliardt, J. H. Wiilingham. '
Jolly Street?J. A. C. Kibler, M. R.
Singley, W. B. Boinest.
Township >'o. 11.
Pomaria?G. 3. Anil, W. D. Hatton,
' j Caldwell Ruff.
j St. P-illips?Benj. Halfacre, P. H.
' i Kinard, H. B. Piester.
. Walton?J. B. "Hentz, C. 0. Crooks,
. H. W. Hentz.
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i The managers at each precinct * J
* named above are requested to delegate
I cne of their number to secure the
3 boxes and blanks for the election from
- J. O. Havird, at the county court house,
i Friday and Saturday afternoons, on
> the 10th aiid; llth of September, 1915.
J. 0. Havird,
' J. P. Harmon, '"i ?
J. r.; Holder,
1 Commissioners of State and County
for Newberry County, S. C.
' Make Your Sick Skin Well 1
If you suffer from eczema, itch,
, pimples, etc., give -Zemerine a trial.
J It stops the itching, allavs the irrita- >
tion and soon your skin is restored to
a healthj condition. For sale by
Xewberry Drug Company. Sample free
' upon request to Zemerine Chemical
Company, Orangeburg, S. C.
t Summerland College
For the higher education ot young women
8 Healthful location
3 Every modern convenier.ce
lj A competent, working faculty a
f i For catalogue or other information
3 write to ^
I P. E. Monroe, Leesville, S. C.
e NOTICE OF FINAL SETLEME^T.
A Nnotice is hereby given that the uny
dersigned will make final settlement
c of the estate of George A. Langford,
L* deceased, in the probate court for New1
berry county, State of South Carolina,
" on Monday, September 27, 1915, at 11 ^
o'clock in the forenoon, and will ime
mediately thereafter apply to the judge
Q of probate of Newberry county for a
final discharge. All persons indebted
" to the said estate will make immediate
y settlement witJ'2 the undersigned, and
e all persons holding claims against ti^a
t said estate will present the same duly
* attested. \7m. Smith Langford. ^
e ~ Executor.
y NOTICE TO CBEDITOBS ^
All persons holding demands against
e the estate of George Glymph deceased
are hereby required to rend/i* in and v
e establish d- eir^ claims before Ae undersigned
on or before the loth day
of September, 1915, at 11 a. m.
C. C. SCHUMPERT,
Judge of Probate for Newberry Coun- *
ty. .? ?
No More Nasty, Disagreeable
TJT.YPfiJilX is nnw ramMlv
ing the place of calomel everywhere.
- It is j-ust as effective, cleansing tfte
system thoroughly of bile, toning up
. tlbe liver and making that sluggish
feeling disappear like magic. Yet it
is pleasant to take, and has none of
the disagreeable after effects that
make us dread calomel so much.
Feel fine all the time. Take LIT
;Y'EK-LAX regularly, and health becomes
Guarantee.. Every genuine Dottle ?
bears the name of L. K Grigsby, and
if it does not give satisfaction your
money will be returned. For sale in
the big 50c and $1 bottles at Gilder &
HERE S PROOF
A >'ewberry C/t/zen Tells of Hz's Ex
You fcave a right to doubt state(
ments of people living far away but
can you doubt Newberry endorsement?
J. J. Eargle, pro<p. machine sfoop,
935 :Friend St., Newberry says: "L
caught cold about a year ago and it
M a.4^1 v% m.ir
ill 1UJ ttiuuc;a,
ache, I had dull pains across my
loina and was troubled mostly while
working or standing a great deal.
The kidney secretions passed too frequently
and were scanty and painful.
I also had dizzy spells and almost
toppled over. Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured at W. G. Mayes' Drug store,
brought me relief right away and
three boxes fixed me up in fine shape.'*
Price 50c at all dealers. Don't sim- ?
ply ask for a kidney remedy?get V
Doan'3 Kidney i-iiis?une same Laat
Mr. Eargle liad. Foster-Milbura Oo., M
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. ^
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