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TTTT? ?rOT?VTXn OTfEOOXTAN. WPnVKSDAY, TfO"V"E3rBER 25, 1914.
GREAT PLANTING OF
Department Expert Says Ten
dency to Increase Acreage
l Is Worldwide.
HEAVY DEMAND EXPECTED
Even Belligerent Countries Are Mak
ing Strenuous Efforts, Employing
Women, Children, Refugees "
and Prisoners In Fields.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. The great
est wheat area in the world's history
will be planted for the 1915 harvest
aa a result of the European war in
the opinion of Charles M. Daugrherty.
statistical expert of the Department of
.Agriculture. In a- report today Mr.
"As a result of the war In Europe,
. world-wide tendency exists to in
crease the arceagre in wheat. Doubt
less the most extensive area in the
history of the world will be seeded
during the present Autumn and coming:
Spring. A prospective heavy demand
or this Important food grain by the
Importing countries of Western Europe
Is likely, if seeding conditions favor,
to give extraordinary stimulus to sow
ing of both Winter and Spring vari
eties in the two great exporting coun
tries of North America and to those
sowings now being finished under au
spicious circumstances in British India.
South American Seed Sown.
"In the Southern hemisphere seeding
was completed before the war began
and the effect of the present economic
conditions upon extension of areas
there will be manifest only in the
Spring and Summer of 1915.
"In Europe, where ordinarily more
than half the world's wheat is pro
duced, the indications are that all
available labor resources, in both
neutral and contending nations, will
be utilized to the utmost for getting
in full or increased areas. In Italy,
whose wheat acreage is ordinarily
second in extent to that of no state in
Europe excepting Russia, one million
acres, it is said, will be added to the
Belligerent Nations Busy.
"In the contending countries, extra
ordinary efforts are being exerted in
Autumn seeding. The services of
women and children, men exempt from
military service, refugees, prisoners of
war and soldiers temporarily relieved
from the ranks are being utilized in
the fields. Because of strained labor
conditions and of the occupation of
certain territory during seed time by
contending troops, some local con
tractions of area seem Inevitable. The
reduction, however, is likely to be com
pensated by increased sowings in
"In Western Europe, particularity in
England and France, the Autumn sow
ings of wheat are somewhat in arrears,
but as a large part of these countries
is favored with a mild climate, making
sowing operations possible at times
during the entire Winter, little anxiety
is expressed over the present delay.
Reports from Germany and Russian
and other countries cf Central Europe
Indicate that seeding operations have
been caried on with activity."
MIDDLE AGES RETURNING
CLOCK OP CIVILIZATION TURNED
BACK IN BELGIUM.
Stealing;. Plundering; and SnugEilnc
Resorted To Along; Da ten Frontier.
Germans Puma Marauders.
BRUGES, Belgium, Nov. 24, via The
Hague and London. In some aspects
civilization has been set back several
centuries by the war in parts of Bel
gium. Conditions in Bruges and the
surrounding region are so unsatisfac
tory that the entire countryside seems
likely to return to a state resembling
the period of the religious wars in the
Sixteenth Century, when the famishing
population resorted to stealing, plun
dering and smuggling.
Such occurrences are being reported
now along the Dutch frontier. They
have led to sanguinary fights between
Belgian smugglers and German soldiers
and Dutch frontier guards. Lawless
elements of the population are raiding
farms, killing or wounding the occu
pants and stealing their possessions.
The Germans are'' doing whatever
they can to preserve order. Marauders
are pursued relentlessly.
In cities like Antwerp, prices of the
necessaries of life have risen greatly.
The German authorities, while re
training from the imposition of direct
taxation, demand large sums from the
people through a complicated system
of stamp taxes. These taxes are im
posed for infraction of any one of the
many rules which have been made.
All of the Austrian troops who were
engaged so actively in the operations
around Antwerp have disappeared.
MOTHERS WIN PENSIONS
MEASURE LEADS ALL OTHERS IN
In Addition to Refusing- to Abolish
Capital Punishment, Voters Take
Away Pardoning; Foner,
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 24 A proposi
tion to have Arizona pension dependent
mothers and the incompetent and indi
gent received a larger majority in the
election November 3 than any other
measure on the ballot. This was shown
today by the complete official returns.
Of the 38,221 votes cast on the propo
sition, the affirmative were 25,827, a
majority of 13,433. The voters also ap
proved of ownership by authorizing the
state to engage in Industrial pursuits.
In addition to rejecting the plea of
Governor Hunt to abolish capital pun
ishment, the voters deprived the Gov
ernor of the power to reprieve and par
don prisoners. They also took away the
power of the Legislature to amend or
repeal any measure adopted under the
Initiative or referendum. At the same
time the Governor, a Democrat, was
re-elected over his Republican, Pro
gressive and Socialist opponents by a
vote of 25,226, just falling short of half
the total of 51,007 votes cast for Gov
ernor. Ralph Cameron, Republican,
polled 17,602, and George Toung, Pro
gressive, 5.206. The total state registra
tion was 71,000.
The two principal labor measures on
the ballot also were adopted. These
are the 80'per cent law, providing that
not fewer than 80 per cent of the em
ployes in any business shall be Ameri
can citizens, and the anti-blacklist
measure, which prohibits employers
from Dursulng certain Dractices in ex
changing information regarding f ormefj
Statewide prohibition won by 3144
votes, but the voters rejected, by a ma
jority of 10,348, the proposition to limit
liquor elections to once in eight years.
A $5,000,000 state good roads bond
issue and the appropriations for the ex
positions at San Francisco and San
Diego -were defeated.
QUEEN THANKS AMERICANS
Slary, of Great Britain, Acknowl
edges Christmas Gifts for Poos.
LONDON. Nov. 24. Queen Mary has
sent to Mrs. Walter H. Page, wife of
the American Ambassador, a letter of
thanks for the Christmas gifts from
American children to children in Eng
land and on the Continent, The letter
is dated at New Cottage, Sandringham.
Norfolk, November 20, 1914, and reads:
"My Dear Mrs. Page: Having heard
of the approaching arrival of this
steamer Jason bringing Christmas gifts
of warm clothing from the children of
the United States to the children of this
and the other belligerent! countries, I
am anxious to express through you my
warm appreciation of this touching
proof of generous sympathy, and to ask
you to be so kind as to convey my
heartfelt thanks to all who have con
tributed toward the presents, which
will, I feel sure, be gladly welcomed
by the children for whom they are in
tended and received with gratitude by
"Believe me, yours sincerely,
RAIN IS ARKANSAS' HOPE
High. Winds Would Make Forest
Fire Situation Serious.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 24 The
great smoke cloud from hundreds of
forest fires which lifted in Little Rock
last night again settled over the city
tonight, and it was Impossible to see
more than two or tnree blocks even on
well-lighted streets. Early reports in
dicate that similar conditions prevailed
all over the state.
The only hope of extinguishing the
fires is a general rain, and the Weather
Bureau offers little hope of this. That
any considerable setback was given to
the fires by rains that fell today in por
tions of the burning district was not
Indicated in reports that reached here
The damage has thus far been con
fined to timber, but high winds would
make the situation serious.
ITALIANS ACCUSE FRANCE
Plan Is to Divert Shipping to Mar
seilles, Says Berlin.
BERLIN, Nov. 24. (By wireless.)
Dispatches appearing in Italian news
papers are to the effect that molesta
tion of Italian shipping by the French
Is part of a systematic plan of the
French to divert the maritime trade of
Genoa to Marseilles.
Word comes from Rome that in North
ern Italy there is mueh feeling against
England in consequence of the fact that
several metal foundries were closed be
cause of the seizure of copper and lead.
British imports in October, according
to reports from Rome, decreased 20,
000.000, or 40 per cent, and the ex
ports 18,000,000, or 60 per cent, as com
pared with last year.
ZEPPELIN DAMAGE DENIED
Air Raid Into Germany Cause of
BERNE, Switzerland, Nov. 24, via
Paris. The raid of French and Eng
lish aviators on the Zeppelin airship
factory at Friedrichshafen caused
great excitement on the shores of Lake
Constance. The fliers made a trip of
nearly 100 miles from the French
frontier. The bombs which they
dropped missed the Zeppelin establishment-One
biplane was hit by shrapnel and
fell into the lake. The aviator was
rescued with bullet wounds in his head
and hand. He was an English lieu
tenant. He was taken to a hospital.
The other aviators escaped.
FRENCH LOSE IN MOROCCO
Heavy Casualties Reported Inflict
ed by Tribesmen.
BERLIN, Nov. 24. (By wireless to
Sayville.) The French losses in the re
cent fighting near Khenifra, Morocco,
during the attack on an encampment of
mountain tribes, are given today in
reports from Madrid, published by the
German official press bureau, as 23 of
ficers and 600 men killed.
The fighting resulted, according to
these reports, in a defeat for the
French, who, it is said, lost two bat
Appeal to Students Made.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. An appeal
to university, college ana school pupils
for assistance in alleviating suffering
and distress in Europe was issued to
night by the American Red Cross.
TO REGAIN HEALTH
CLEANSE THE BLOOD
When your blood is impure, weak,
thin and debilitated, you cannot pos
sibly enjoy good health. Your system
becomes receptive of any or all dis
eases, and germs are likely to lodge in
some part of the body.
Put your blood in good condition, and
do so at once.
Hood's Sarsaparllla acts directly and
peculiarly on the blood it purifies, en
riches, and revitalizes it and builds up
the whole system.
Hood's Sarsaparllla Is not a cure-all.
It is the best blood medicine on the
market. It has stood the test of forty
years and is used all-over the world.
iet it and begin treatment today. It
will surely help you. All druggists.
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ATLANTA, 2 in. high
"WHITBY, m in. high
2 for 25 cents
duett. Peobody A Co., Inc. Mali or
An Event With Snap and Force and Enthusiasm
' The Why of It All
-er Rarely in the history of retailing has there been such an exceptional
diversified assortment of ready-to-wear apparel offered atuch pos
itive economies. The response to this sale has been most gratifying,
but no more than we expected, considering the radical reductions and
the beautiful, fashionable garments. The public fully realized these
unusual economies and just now when the public is most discriminat
ing in making selections, when they expect the maximum of worth bn
every garment they purchase, they found it here far beyond their ex
pectations. New Offerings Are Put Forth Daily
and as special lots arrive they are Immediately placed on sale,
and for Wednesday we offer a new Balmacaan coat at $13.75,
and evening gowns at $18.75, and, of course, continuing the
various other specials.
New Balmacaan Coats
Regular Price $18.50
Smart 48-inch-length coats in
Scotch mixtures, in gray, Oxford or
brown. In a weight suitable for all
seasons and in the best model offered
this FalL Cravenetted.
Dresses of Velvet, Satin
$65&$85 Novelty Suits
Serge and Satin, selling up to
fJi.UU each. Clear'
of Broadcloth. Gabar
dine. Serge and Poplin
in black, navy blue,
h u n t e r's green and
new brown, at........
$5.00 Silk Petticoats
with fitted tops, elastic
bands with knife-pleated C?1 QC
flounces and with tucked D X mZJ
and ruffled flounces, for..
$18.50 Serge Dresses
Tailored Suits to $31.50
showing two. new
models in tunio style
and plaited overskirt
style, with black satin
sash and braid. .......
of eeree. cheviot.
broadcloths and fancy
weaves. In navy Di
black. Drown, green,
Imported Gowns, Wraps
r 1 sr 1 n a 1 French
models, selling from
185 as high as 1250, at
Dresses Suitable for Afternoon,
Calling, Dinner, Evening Wear
and -the Dance.
Selling Regularly at $30.00
Gowns out of the ordinary, of
Duchess satin, chiffon, striped chiffon,
lace, tulle and combinations of lace
and satin. Trimmings of fur, laces,
large single flowers, jet and beading.
In round or trailing lengths. In black,
high colors and new light shades.
$13.50 to $18.50 Coats
of eponge, boucle, chev
iot, mixtures, plaids and
stripes in black, navy.
green and brown; also nO.50
new sport or skating
coats in Roman stripes or
plaids. Final Clearance...
New $25 Novelty Suits
Fur trimmed show
ing the new short stt f m r-j
jacket and flare skirt. I - O
Of cheviot in black, Y w
navy, new blue. Sale..
$4.00 Novelty Blouses
Of tub silks, chiffon,
crepe, voile and lingerie J f "
in plain effects as well as ?S I -f
novelty styles, reflecting f -'-
the latest modes. Clear'nce
Fur Coats, Scarfs, Sets
selling- upwards from
S 10 at most decisive
price reductions. For
instance a $30 Japa
nese Mink Set sells at
Merchandise of J Merit Qx&
Remarkable Sale of Art Treasures
Articles Both Useful and Ornamental
From Every Nation in the World
The Greatest Event of the Year
Involving a $165,000 Stock Averaging From
' One-Fifth to a Half Off Regular Prices
This sale involves the greatest and most astounding aggregation of
bargains ever offered anywhere at one time. Crowds every minute
since the sale legan buying crowds that have found here the greatest
" opportunities in years to save as will you if you come here. We
cannot begin to tell you of all the individual wonderful bargains
the only way to get a fair view of the scope of this sale is to come down
on a shopping trip and visit this great gift floor. It will be a revelation
Our entire stock of Sheffield plate reduced 20 per cent;
entire stock of dinnerware bears reductions from 10 per cent
.to 33 1-3 per cent; marbles and bronzes 50 per cent -off; all
domestic and imported lamps 15 per cent to 50 per cent off;
and cut glass from 25 per cent to SO per cent off; and all other
useful and ornamental articles bear the same radical reductions.
The Most Important Sale
Of Laces, Trimmings and Embroideries
From One-Fifth to a Half Off
One can accomplish so much in a sale like this. Many women have
appreciated this fact The most extravagant needs may be most
economically gratified in this offering, which exhibits such limitless
assortments and such unrestricted choice of trimmings and which bases
its appeal on such a liberal policy of economy.
Entire stock of real laces one-half off ; 20 per cent on beaded
bands, appliques, edges of. all kinds, braids, frogs, loops, tas
sels, cluny and shadow laces, novelty lace flouncings, real cluny
and torchon bands and edges; a 50 per cent reduction on real
cluny from 3 to 9 inches wide; printed and figured chiffons
at 20 per cent to 50 per cent off.
$1.50 dewdrop beaded nets, 89c; $2.25 to $5.00 crepe voile flouncings
in filet and Venise combinations, 45 inches wide, very special, $1.33 yard.
Entire stock of gold laces, 20 per cent off.
Spangle laces and allovers, 20 per cent off. - First Floor
Continuation of the Picture Sale
Entire Stock of Oil Paintings at Half Price
Entire Stock of Framed Pictures Quarter Off
And All Picture Framing Quarter Off
This event is most extraordinary, as it offers many handsome imported pic
tures which cannot be .duplicated. Anticipate your Xmas gifts in this sale.
Bring in your pictures to. be framed. If necessary, we will call at your home
and help you choose the pictures most suitable for the rooms you wish dec
orated. ' SUA Floor
The new imported
Stationery is here in
100 exclusive styles,
showing an entirely
new extreme size en
velope, lined with
delicate col ors,
stripes and Louis
XIV tapestry de
signs. 65c to $4.00.
' The daintiest of
boudoir Slippers are
made up and stamp'd
ready for working.
Of white cotton
moire, with white
kid soles, washable,
fitted in a case to
Art NeedlewTj Dept.
Golf red flannel
Middies are very
new for girls. Sizes
16, 18 and 20. In
true sailor style, or
with laced sides,
trimmed with white
For Xmas, or for
any time, there are
hand painted sachets
in different odors,
quite the daintiest
little novelties you
From Paris comes
an exquisite blouse
of plaited chiffon
with over-blouse ef
fect of chiffon taf
f e t a, richly hand -e
m b r o i d ered and
new standing Web
china, rich in design
and coloring, comes
in many odd and or
25c to $3.00.
T h e daintiest of
baby comforts, from
the -simplest white
cheese cloth cover
ing to those of ex
silk, filled with
softest wool. Quilted,
flowered, tufted and
"patch -work" de
signs. $1.35 to $4.00.
N ew Ruskitf
proofs will delight
picture lovers. They
are hand colored,
and the finest re
productions of fa
mous old masters.
With the addition
o f a n appropriate
frame, they make
ideal holiday gifts. '
$2.00 and $3.50.
est book, "The Un
known G n e s t," is
now on sale in the
A novelty from
Clamy, Paris, the
eur, is a quaint bot
tle in the shape of a
cat, filled with ex
quisite perfume, all
encased in a Dres
Caps, are lovely, in
their delicate color
ings. They are made
of tricatine, with
rose bud trimming,
and gold and silver
mesh with chiffon
$2.00 and $3.50.
Dolls, tinted and
shaped just like a
real baby, with char
acter face and real
hair and eyelashes.
Dressed in knitted
suit and cap; with
$2.25 to $12.00.
All Goods Purchased This Week
Throughout the Store Will, Upon Request
Be Charged on Your January 1st Bill
Importer's Sample Line of
Hand Embroidered Neckwear Vz Price
Regular $2.00 to $22.50
Sale $1.00 to $115
We were fortunate enough to find an
importer who, because he cannot procure
any more hand-embroidered articles at
any price, and because he didn't expect to
get any more for an indefinite time, was
glad to offer his exquisite sample line of
the finest hand-embroidered collars, dress
and coat sets to us at just HALF
And today we place on sale
prices less than will ever be possible again. With Xmas so near
at hand women will welcome this opportunity as a solution to "what
shall I give for Xmasy as nothing would be more acceptable than
one of these exquisitely embroidered collars or coat sets, with their
touches of real lace.
Below we mention a few of the many pieces on sale :
this beautiful collection at
$6.00 Coat Collar, $3.00
Of fine net, hand embroidered and
$12.50 Dress Collar, $6.25
In cape effect in back, beautifully
embroidered and edged with real cluny
$15.00 Dress Collar, $7.50
An exceptionally handsome collar
in combination of hana embroidery
and real Irish lace and insets.
$22.50 Dress Collar, $11.25
Exquisitely embroidered in pretty
designs, combined with filet lace.
$1.95 Embroidered Collar, 98c
Stock collar, daintily embroidered
and edged with cluny lace.
$17.50 Collar, Cuff Set, $8.75
Exquisite model, with very deep
scallops and embroidery in combina
tion eyelet and French designs.
$3.95 Yoke and Collar, $1.98
Of finest organdie, hand embroi
dered in dainty design, collar finished
with Irish crochet.
$13.50 Coat Collar, $6.75
Embroidered in eyelet work, with
crochet insets and trimmed with Irish
crochet edging to match.
$2.50 Novelty Collar, $1.25
Daintily embroidered and made in
$8.95 Collar, Cuff Set, $4.48
Eyelet embroidery and real filet
lace are used in this set of fine pique.
Imported Evening Scarfs
Of Finest Laces and Nets
Regular $5.00 to $35.00, Now $2.50 to $17.50
The most beautiful examples of rich laces and nets are included in this
sample collection no two alike and every one is directly imported. There
are brocades, brocaded crepe de chines, beaded chiffons, Princess lace, Spanish
lace and embroidered nets, some intricately hand run and embroidered; and
the variety of shapes include round, square, oblong, cape and shawl effects, in
black, white and delicate colors. ;
A few of the wonderful models to be found in this sale:
$12 Princess Lace Scarf, $6.00
In circular shawl effect, of white
Princess lace, with wide frill to
$6 Princess Lace Scarf $3.00
Of dainty white Princess lace, in
$3.90 Dolly Varden Scarfs
"Liberty" Scarfs in pretty Dres
den designs and colorings, in full
$7.95 Spanish Lace Mantilla
This mantilla is of black Spanish
lace, in handsome pattern, in real
$35 Brussels Net Scarf $17.50
The finest Brussels net is used in
this scarf with beautiful colored
metal embroidery and edge. Size
$42.50 Hand-Braided Scarf
Of the finest black Brussels net,
all hand braided in black silk braid,
in very handsome effect. Made in
$10 Brocaded Chiffon Scarf
Beautifully brocaded in metal, on
colored chiffon, with hemstitched
satin border, in a deep bine.
Important Pre-Holiday Stationery Sale
Offering $1.00 Fancy Holiday Paper
For Today Only at 69 C Box
This stationery was ordered and packed expressly for holiday
gifts. The paper itself is of a good quality white linen and with en
velopes to match in the regular sizes. Packed in a large box covered
with cretonne in fancy blue and white designs and tied with silk rib
Now the Climax of Glove Sales
2 Great Offerings Unequaled in Price and Quality
Regular $1.35 Gloves for
Two-clasp glace finished gloves, made of the best selected skins, pique sewn
style, with two rows of embroidery in self and contrasting stitching. Perfect in
every detail. In sizes from 5 J2 to Yz- Choice of black, white, brown, tan
Regular $3.00 White G!oves for.
These are the 1 6-button-length gloves, made of soft, flexible stock.
possessing the best of wearing qualities. They are the well-known
Inez brand. In white only." First Floor.
Do Not Fail to Meet Miss Matthews
and learn of the many advantages contained in
Pictorial Revizw Patterns
not found in any other pattern. Mrs. Matthews is the Pictorial Review rep
resentative and will demonstrate the many distinctive features of these pat
terns. Special for One Week
we shall offer four 15c magazines for 25c. The Xmas num
ber, the New Year's number, the Valentine number and
advance Spring Style number. Second Floor