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rOfye Chesterfield Advertiser
VOLUME 36?NO: 80" ' cllKSTERElELD. S. C? THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 19X7 $1.00 A YEAR IN A m-a v. Contingent Reports Monday; To The following men, who were ex-1 empted until Dec. 1st, by the district and local board, havo been ordered ' to report at Cheraw next Monday i afternoon at 4:110 o'clock, Dec. 17th, j to be forwarded to Camp Jackson Tuesday Morning. , Sanford Campbell < William H. Gathings i u?..t II f -? I AAV'jri* II. UIUIII ( Chester Griggs Preston P. Hurst Thomas L. Ingram. Gilbert E. Johnson Robert J. Matheson John S. Oliver * . Joseph K. Pegues Frank Taylor Minor H. Watson Robert L. Watts Horace C. Wilhelm RED CROSS CHRISTMAS CHEER. The people of the United States are approaching the Christmas holi-' davs under conditions this countrv never has seen before; and, rrtore-j over, it i. probable that this yrtur we I shall not experience our most sorrowful Chris; tnas while this world war' rages. With the thought of the nation' dwelling largely on the infinite suflering ubonrd, on the certainty that ' f our own flesh and blood will soon be i enduring its full share of that suffer-I ing and "on the absence from home i of hundreds of thousands of dear ones, Christmas, 1917, will be a war i Christmas. Into this sombre outlook the Red Cross is seeking to bring something of cheer. In a campaign lasting from December 16 till Christmas Eve it will ask for 10,000,000 new mem bers. It will urpc these 10,000,1*00 to become "Red Cross Christmas" recruits, that they may enable the Red Cross to lighten the burden our Army and Navy and those of our allies | ^ are called upon to bear. V This co-operation with the Red Cross is real service of which we may ^ nil be prouml. And that this service,; when rendered by one, may be known to his neighbor, the Red Cross will urpe each old and each new member to display at his home a Red Cross service flap on which each red cross stands for a member. The hundreds of thousands of these flaps already beinp shown by old members will swell into millions before Christmas, each flap and each little cross bearinp testimony that ' some one's Christmas has been made happier for our own boys and happier for the soldiers of our allies. Let us all help to make this a Red Cross Christmas?which is another way of sayinp: Lot us make it the happiest Christmas possible with the war ciouos Hanging low. TAX BOOKS CLOSE The tax books will be closet! dur? - ? ing the first week in January, during which time taxes cannot be paid. , ^ Books will open again Monday, January 7th, at which time the first pert- l alty of 1 per cent, will be added. i This is done by order of the Con- ? troller (lenernl. J. A. WELSH, t County Treasurer i MIDDENDORF I Mr. Cluude Rowe Cannon, a student at Round Hill Academy, Union (s V Mills, N. C., spent Thanksgiving at t his home here. c Mrs. J. B. Sims and little son. ' Frank, returned home Monduy, from Ocala, Fla., where they have been 1 visiting her son. c Mr. J. 10. Johnson, of Riiliimnm ' M<I.f spent part of last week with h>s father, Mr. M. .1. Johnson, near town. * Misses Irene and Nelle Rowe, spent 1 Tuesday evening in Hamlet, N. C. 1 Mr. Otis Sims, of the U. S. Arnhulance Corps, Allentown, Pa., is on a 1 visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. " B. Sims, here. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Stricklin, of Hamlet, spent Sunday with the lat-1 ( terg parents here. | V I at Cheraw Camp on Tuesday IMPORTANT MASS MEETING A mass meeting will he held at the Courthouse Monday night, Dec. 17th, it 7 :30 o'clock. Everybody who i? interested in the welfare of the Chesterfield High School is urged to be present as some /ery important matters are to be discussed and transacted. The auditorium will be made comfortable. BIRTHS To Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Burr, Nov. 29th, a girl. To Mr. and Mrs. James A. Rivers, Nov. 30th, a girl. To Mr. and Mrs. H. F. King, Dec. 11th, a girl. CHERAW LOCALS Special to The Advertiser. Mr. John Threatt was in town the past week on a furlought from Fort Screven, Savannah, Gu. Mr. Threatt is originally from Ruby but held a responsibly position with the Bank of Chcraw before enlisting in thu Quartermaster's Corps of the Regular Army. A new species of annoyance from the common pest, English Sparrow is being experienced by our local people. These birds have a fondness for brick dust or it may be pure devilment that actuates their actions but as a result of their constant work entire pillars under houses have tc be rebuilt. Where a brick is at all soft they soon clean it out. About midway of the old Market building they have started on a brick in the foundation and a group is continuallj at work. Lieut. W. A. Mulloy, who is conva ifacing aner a severe attack of mea sles is here on a visit to his mother Lieut. Mulloy reports that the situa tion at Camp Sevier at Greenville where he is stationed is rapidly as suniing satisfactory shape and it wil only be the question of a short tim< until the camp will be free from dis ease. Mr. Wm. Godfrey, of the Easterr District Exemption Board is in Co lumbia during this week?this board being engaged in finishing up all back work so as to be ready to tackle the new wo"!: under the Questionnaires. Lieut. Frank Sanders who is stationed at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Ya., bc'ng in the Medical Corps was in town Saturday, on his way to Chesterfield for the week-end. Judge R. C. Watts is in Cheraw for the Christmas holidays tin- Su.?r< mo Court having recessed until .January, 11(18. It will be of interest to his many friends in the county to learn of the intended enlistment of Mr. Wight man Reid. Mr. Reid is beyond the aire for enlistment and is one of the town's most promising business men but after Christmas his regular job will have to go as he leaves for "Somewhere in France." The war has failed to destroy the taste of the people of this county for iiiisic but rather has tended to in i Vi<> U ?:< .L - ...... .... ncsur ii inv reports trom he concerns selling musical i'.strunent . re any index. The demand \>r nil kinds of instruments is far leyond the output. .Mr. Thilip H. Arant who has been lUccesst'ully en^a^ed in the operaion of the Hotel Ranard has been compelled to return to his home near 'a^eland on account of ill health, dr. Ar.int, on account of his gonial lisposition will be missed by all but 'specially by the members of the dethodist Sunday School \vher(. he las taken such a yreat interest. un account <>r the heavy ftmrist ravel the local garages are having o make arrangements for addtional torage ?pace as Cherw is being made he lay over point for great numbers f the Quebec Miama highway's ransients. TOWN LOT FOR SALE Located on Mangum Ave., C'hescrfield. L. A. CAMPBELL. 2t MILITARY EFFORT * TO BE HASTENED Washington, Doc. 10.?Germany's successful counter blow against the British lines before Cambrai was attributed by Secretary Baker in today's weekly review of military operations to the massing of the greatest Teutonic force of the war on the j Western front. , ii wouiu not do for us to minimize its importance," the secretary warns. "It means that we must speed up our military efforts." This was the situation that confronted the new "super" war council when it met in Mr. Baker's office late today for its first extended business session. The council, including the ! five cabinet officers composing the Council of National Defense, and administrations was greeted by President Wilson. The president remained only a few minute^ leaving the council its grave problems. Army officers generally appear to agree with Secretary Baker's inter| pretation of the military situation. There is no inclination to dodge the fact that German military nower has been strengthened. On the other hand there is no sign of discouragement, no faltering in the confidence of ultimate victory that has characterized opinion throughout the United States from the time war was de clured. "The united nation must stand squarely behind our soldiers," the secretary says. "It is not sufficient to prepare to fight; we must prepare ' to win." The review asserts the German ' 1 counter offensive on the Cambrai ' ; front has been successful in winning ' hack less than one-third of the ter? : ritory captured by General Byng. 5 | The statement also notes that Ameri1 | can engineer troops "ejehanging sho! vels for rifles," fought off the enemy, side by side with the British. " j The lesson of the German exhibi tion of strength is then taken up. " "This German parrying thrust, the ? most powerful and successful blow aimed at the British during the past ' two and one-half years, coming as it i did immediately after the British victory in the same area, serves to emphasize the reviving strength of i th,. r:..~ - ?? v..x. vfvitiuiiid in uic vv est. "We must recognize plainly that ' the situation in the Eastern theater ' has brought about a very decided change in the strategic possibilities " of the military situation in the West. Greater Than Before. "Germany, by leaving only skeleton divisions in the Russian area, by concentrating all available truns, munitions and men, in the theater of operations in the West, has been able to mass a relatively greater force than she has ever been ablt. to mobolize in France in the past. "This explains the success which the enemy was able to achieve in driving the British back from Cambrai. It would not do for us to minimize its importance." Move Against French The review also hints at an expected tffrufit aguinst th,. French front and says: "The number of hostile raids executed alon^ Uho French front as well as the increasing enemy artillery activity would nnnonc " ?' : * * 1 imiiiaie mat tne enemy is feeling out the French front with a view to identifying the strength of the units opposing him." j Respecting the Italian front the* statement says signilicently: "Our declaration of war against Austria now associates us immediately with the struggle going on in taly." PANAMA DECLARED WAR UPON AUSTRA MONDAY Panama, Dec. 11.?Panama declared war on Austria yesterday. The government, in co-operation with the canal zone authorities, is interning Austrian*. The '/.one now lias been cleared of Hermans and Austrian*, in accordance with President Wilson's recent order. FOR SALE OR RENT Land for Sale or Rent l.'t7 acres, 100 acres in cultivation. Three and one half miles from Court House; clay land. li. C. MOORE. 41-p Jerusalem At Last Christians After London. Dec. 10.?Andrew Bonar Lav, chancellor of the exchequer, announced in the house of commonh today that Jerusalem, after being surrounded on all sides by Britsih troops, had surrendered. Two bodies of British troops, Bon ar uaw said, surrounded the city and cut it off from the Turkish general lines of communication. Thereupon the city surrendered. British armies began their sweep up the valley of Palestine from the Suez canal early last spring. Almost unnoted and overshadowed by the terrific conflict on the west front, first General Murray and later General Allenby pushed steadily upward against the Turks. Jerusalem's fate was sealed when this British expeditionary force on November 1 captured Gaza, immediately after taking the ancient city of Beersheba. General Allenby sent his ! forces rapidly north and a fortnight later they took Jaffa, the golden city of Joppa, and seaport to Jerusalem. Bethlehem, when- the Savior \va > born, lies a scant sj\ miles due south of Jerusalem, and is presumaoly also now in British hands. Jurusalem's fall will be a tremonFIRST AMERICAN SHOT FIRED BY U. S. CONGRESSMAN Italian headquarters, Dec. 11 ? The first American shot against Austria was fired hy Representative Tinkham of Boston, on the Lower Piave when Mr. Tinkham pulled a string firing a large 14'J millimeter gun sending a shell hurtling across thi Piave to the Austria positions a Gonfo. A huge cloud of black smoki marked the place where the shel burst. The Italian battery men gath ered around the gun and raised ; cheer as the American congressmnr fired. TROOP OF JAPANESE ON GUARD IN RUSSIA Washington, Dec. 10.? Lh or. firmed reports that Japanese no- p. are in control of the great quanlitic of supplies piled up at Vladivostok for the Russian government "veated no surprise at the state department today where officials are under the impression that small numbers of Japanese troops have been there for some time. It is said that there are now piled up at Vladivostok more supplies than the trans-Siberian railroad in its present state eould move in many months. Before the Bolsheviki trot into control American railroad men had been dispatched to take charge of the situation and move the much needed sun plies to the Russian army. The concern now is to see that the supplies do not fall into hostile hands. MF.RRIMAN'S MILL Mr. ,1. \V ..Merriman is near Darlington this week on business. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Middleton spent Thanksgiving at Darlington I with their son, Mr. S. Owens Middleton. I n * _ f * * " air. it. i.cc Howell who has been stationed at Camp Sevier, (ireenville, S. C., for some lime visited his father, Mr. Kufus Sowell, reeently. Mr. Knirlish I'itrji. *?f near Darling ton, spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Press Odont. Mr. (). H. Merriman and son, .1, \V. Merriman, made a flying trip to ('heraw last Friday. Mr: Charlie C. OSriy'irs, of Harisville, visited in this hur^ last Sunday. Messrs. Craijf Odom and Henry Sowell visited in McBee last Sunday. Misses Pauline and Dora Middleton spent the latter part of last wee! with their cousin. Miss Carrie (Jallo-1 way, of Hartsville, where thev attended the Antioch fair last briday. - A 1 T A Vi.1 In Hands Of Long Turkish Rule , dous blow to Turkish morale, according to the belief here today. Loss >>f this shrine of Christendom, possesI sion of which has been th,. boast of Mosli'nic ' , ... .niHuiies, win nave tarreaching effect throughout Turkey. Recent dispatches have indicated Knver Pasha, Turkey's ambitious war minister, and the man who conceived the Turko-German alliance, was totJ tering from his place of power while British armies were sweeping all bei fore them in Mesopotamia and Palcs, tine. j The capture of Jorulfclem by the British marks the end, with two brief , interludes, of more than 1,200 years' j possession of the seat of the Chirstain religion by the Mohammedan. For 673 years the holy city has been I in undisputed ownership of the i Turks, the last Christian ruler of ,lei rusalem being the German emperor, Frederick II, whost. short-lived domi| nation lasted from 122'J to 1211. I Apart from its connection with the | campaign heing waged against Turkey by the British in Mesopotamia, j the fail of Jerusalem marks the de1 finite collapse of the long protracted efforts of the Turks to capture the Sue/, canal and invade Egypt. " GERMANY'S FIRST GREAT EFFORT IN NEW OFFENSIVE FAILS OF ITS OBJECTIVE I From Thursday's review in The I State: The Germans, following their ' heavy artillery preparations of re' cent days have attempted to drive a , wedge into the British line west of ' Cambrai, hut although they used . 1 numerically superior forces their efII fort brought them only a minor gain. _ | The attack, launched between Bui i | lecourt and Queant, was similar to i I that adopted by Crown Prime Pup I prccht's troops when they pierced I Gen. Byn^'s front southwc.-i of Canii brai nearly two weeks aeo and eaused . I a retirement o! the Hritish, on the I salient that Gen Byn^r had nreviousI ly driven toward Cambrai. A like ' purpose <loubt!ess was involved in the latest olfensive and for its execution ! hutre waves of Bavarian- were thrown upon the sector in an endeavor to overp wer the di folders. The Hritish, however, held tenaciously to their ground except, at one point where the enemy penetrated a , front line position. As in their previous attempt to wreck the Cambrai salient, the Germans lost heavily m the enterprise, the British mowing them down with machine prun aiu. ril1,. tire. The spot chosen for the standpoint to that mar Gonneileu attack \va-' similar, from a stra'omc whore the olfi naive of a for. ;'ht ajf?? he^ran. Notwithstanding: their failure, the Germans are keeping up an artillery hnmbardnWnt of the British and French positions all alonir the west ern front and daily are receiving ad ditional rein force men ts. Snow is falling heavily in the mountains alonjr the northern Italian front ami optimism prevails amontr the Italians that this will aid them ^definitely in holding the Austro-Gcr mans back from the Italian plain. The Cossacks under (leneral Kale dines and the Bolsheviki forces are reported to have met in at least two fiyhts with the counter revolutionists the victors in both. General Allenhy, eommtinder of the ioiiisii forces .a i'alestine, has entered Jerusalem and taken over control ol the Holy City. The popu lace greeted th,. British commander cordially. In a proclamation he told '.iie inhabitants that all sacred buildings and holy places would he pit* tcetcd and maintained. WANTED ?FALSE TEETH Wanted Old False Teeth; don't matter if l?n>; j p.,v s j to $ | .r? per set. Send ..v parcel post and re ceive cheek t v return mail. ! '. TERL, |4U3 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, Md. 42 I ?