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PERSHING'S MEN DID
WORK IN 27 HOURS
Reduced St. Mihiel, Adding 150
Square Miles of Territory
Washington, Sept. 15.-It required,
just twenty-seven hours for the Ani~r
ican troops and their iupporting
French divisioS to reduce the St.
t4 - a, rec<ivedl tonight at the WVar
S E EDS.
Dairy and Poi
Call us over Long di
B. B. Kirkiar
In An Expe
Men's Suits,. sponged an]
Men's Suts, steam clean
Men's Suits, drVy cleaned
Ladies Coat Suits, spong
Ladies Long Coats, dr~y
Ladies Dresses, sponged
Ladlies D~resses, (liy clear
Palm Beach and Cool CI<
These Prices go i
Hoffman French [
E. W. ROWI
will sell at P
Cows are frc
we calves at
ity to get a g
some of the 1
ely cannot m
ur Fourth I
e Friday nighi
bunch. We a
Gen. Pershing said that besides lib.
erating 150 square miles of territory
and taking 15,000 prisoners the Amcr
icans captured more than 100 guns of
all ealber and "hundreds of machinE
guns and trench mortars."
A patrial exam nation of the battle
field, the American commander sake
showvs that great quantities of ammu
nition,t telegraph and railroad mate
rials, rolling stock, clothing an
equipment was abandoned by the en
emy. 'this was in adlition to the large
stores burned by the Germans duriu
their hasty retreat.
Text of Statement
The statement follows:
tionr foce e a t ur a y, Sept.24
stance at our expense
id Seed Co.
1411 Assembly St.
BIA, S. C.
pressed1 .....$ .35
ed and1 pressed .__.75
and pressed ..._.... .75
ied . -__ ....._._.. 1.50
>th Suits cleaned ... .75
n effect ,July lst,
Iry Cleaning Co.,
ublic Auction :
their side. Fi
Dod milk cow
est milk coe
iss it on this t
Jar of High
;, Sept. 20, and
se are all good
sk your inspect
"Section A: In the St. Mihiel see
tor our advanced units have maintain- C
tained touch with the enemy's forces
andl have repressedl a counter attack
attempted by them in the region of
"We are now able to estimate thei
success obtained during the two pre
vious days. The dash and vigor of
our troops and of the valiant French
divisions, which fought shoulder to t
shoulder with them, is shown by thc r
fact that the forces attacking on both
faces of the salient effected a june. 1
tion and secured the result desired
within twenty-seven hours.
Vast Stores Taken
"Besides liberating more than 150t
square miles of territory and taking S
15 '300 prisoners we have cap~turedl ae
n. .. 3 of material. Over 100 guns of e
all calibers and hundlreds of machine
guns and trench mortars have been
taken. In spite of the fact that the a
enemy (luring his retreat burned large t
stores a partial examination of the ')
battlefieldl shows that great quantitiesa
of ammunition, telegraph material, v'
railroad material, rolling stock, cloth-- 9
ing and equipment, have been aban
dlonedl. Further evidlence of the haste S
with wvhich the enemy retreated is a
found in the uninjured( bridges wvhich 8
he left behind.-i
"French pursuit, bombing and ro. t
connissance units and British andt
I tah an units, d ividedl with our ove a
air service the control of the air and i
'ontributedl materially to the success
of the operation."
ESTI1 ATIED) ('fOPS J"Ol
The Bureau of. Crop Estimates of
the United States Department of Ag
rie'ulture has foday made known thru C
its field agent for South Carolina es- ?
tim ates perta in ing to ('ondlit ion, pro- e
duction and price of the leading crops f
in this State as well as the etire
Ulnitedl States. n'
Corn--The condition of corn int
South Carolina on September 1, is es
tmated at 74 per' cenit of normal, e
compared with 8(0 per cent oni August JM
1., and 88 per' cent on September 1
1917, the ten-year average on Sept".n
her I, being 81 per' cent. The e'sti..
mrated production on Septembler I,
was 36,906,000 bu. or 7,041,000 bu. n
less than the final estimated( vield of F
last year. Tfhe total product'ion for p
he Ulnitedl States is lpmeed at 2,672,- il
000,000 bu., which is a pproximately '
487,094,000 bu. less than the e'stimated I
yield for last year.p
Oats-T'he total prodluction of oats '
in South Carolina is estimiatedl at 11,- (1
785,000 bushels as comparedl with 6,
000,000 bushel last year, the total pro
duction for the Unitedl States being a~
1,476,929,000 buishe! or 11 0,357,00() a
bushels less than in 1917. u
P'otatoes-The te tal prioduction of.
(Irish) potatoes in South Carolina is
estimated at 1 ,ti,000 bushels as cam..
lpared with 1,440,000 bushels last year,
the ten-year averag(' being 820,000 h
bushels, The estimated prodluction for ni
the United States on September 1, 6
was 284,352,000 bushels as against
442,356,000 bushels, in 14)17, the ten- e
year average being 361,753,000 bush- :i
in our Barns,
Tenn., and a
ve or six arev
at a reasonal
is in the Un
will be ready
animals and y
The condition of Sweet potatoes on
eptember 1, was 78 per cent of nor
nal as compared with the ten-year
verage of 84 per cent. F''he estimated
production in South Carolina was 6,
88,000 bushels as compared with 7,
00,000 bushels last year. The total
roduction for the United States is
laced at 80,077,000 bushels, which is
pproximately 6,000,000 bushels less
han in 1917, but 18,000,000 bushels
More than the ten-year average.
Rice--The estimated production of
ice in South Carolina in 1918 will
pproximate 87,000 bushels as against
5,000 bushels last year, the ten-year
verage being 135,000 bushels. The
otal prodluction for the United
tates is estimatedl at 36,833,000 bush
Is, or 555,000 bushels more than. the
stimated yield in '191?, the ten-year
verage being 28,851,000 bushels.
Hlay--The estimated production of
II hay in South Carolina on Septem
er I, was 285,0(00 tons, as against
95,000 tons last. year, while the pro
uetion for the entire United States
as 86,300,000 tons, as compared with
1,715,000 tons in ~1917.
Tobacco---The total production in
outh Carolina this year is estimated
t 62,574,000 pounds, as against 55,
15,000 poundls last year, the ten-year
verage beimg 30,4454,000 Pounds. The
:>tal prodluction for the United States
estimatedl at 1,218,000,000 pounds,
s compared wvith'1;196,451,000 pounds
FORMIRR EMIPRESS D)EAI?
epor-ted She and Dauighters Murder
ed in lRussia
Amsterdam, Sept. 15.-The Liew
orrespondence of the Berlin Tages
eitu ng telegraphs this paper that ae
ordmig to a Czecho-SIlovak organ
armer Empress of Russia and her
>)ur daughters were murdieredl in the
eighborhood of Ekaterineburg (in
he governmenit of Perm on the
sisatic side of the Ural mountains)
rontrary to the wishes of the Soviet
Vatican D~oubts Stor
Rome., Sept. 1 5.-Tfhe Vatican does
ot believe that the former Russian.
~mpress is (lead for it is eosidleredl
robable it wouldl have been informedl
there were confirmation of the re
ort. After the execution of former
,muperor Nicholas the Vatican ap.
cale(d to the German and Austriani
'overnmenrts to save his wvife and
a ugh ters.
Recent unconfi rmedl reports from
pain declare the former Empreap
rid. her dtaghters were expectedl to
rrive at a Spanish port orn a yacht
nder the papal flag.
No Worms in a Healthy Child
All children troublled with worms have an un
ealthy color, whichl indicates poor blood, and as a
ile, there is miore or less stomach disturbaence.
ROVE'S TASTEILESS chili TONIC given r aguiarly
'r two or three weeks will enrIch the bl- od, im
rove the digestion, and act qs a General Strength,
sing Tonic to the whole system. Nature will then
row off or dispel the worms, and the Child will be
Sperfect health. Pleaant to tae.a O per bottle.
dry. This is ;
>le price. Tei
ited States, .
early and se
s and Hors
for your insi
ou can easily
WHY P'ORif IS IMPORTANT
Pork finds a ready sale because
packers knowv many wvays of placing
it on the market in attractive and
highly palatable form combined with
excellent keeping qua~1ties. There is
no other meat from ahich so many
products are manufactured. Nearly
.U per cent of the total value of the
meat and meat products slaughtered
in the packing houses of the United
States is erived from the hog.
Our country leads all others in the
Wen era S lik
P ricn . We hve
i are 18
ection on .
production of meat and meat products:
Three-fourths of the world's interna
tional trade in pork and pork products
originates in the United States in nor-.
mal times, and the war greatly has,
icreasedl this proportion.
If we expect to continue to provide
meat to foreign peoples as well as
our own, every farmer must put forth
his best effort to produce more hogs.
tlhey can be kept profitably upon
many farms where they are not found
to the public maind
ry description of
y than can be else
id at a much lower
ng been known as
house for Hard
tether for bench or
W ehave Tools
a Mill Supply Co.
>f Mill Supplies
i Mill Supply Co.
SUMTER, S. C.