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President Wilson's Reply to
Germany's Second Peace
"Sir: In reply to the communica
tioa of the German government dat
ed the 12th instant, which you hand
ed me today, I have the honor to re
quest you to transmit the following
"The unqualified acceptance by
tke present German government and
by a large majority of the reichstag
of the terms laid down by the presi
dent of the United States of Ameri
ca in his address to the congress of
the United States on the 8th of Jan
uary, 1918, and in his subsequent ad
dresses justifi?s the president In
making a frank and direct statement
.f his decision with regard to the
communications of the German gov
ernment of the Stn and 12th of Oc
"It must be clearlv understood
that tne process of evacuation and
the conditions of an armistice are
matters which must be left to the
judgment and advice of the military
advisers of the government of the
United States and the allies' govern
ments and the president feels it his
duty to say that no arrangements
can be accepted by the government
of the United States which does not
provide absolutely satisfactory safe
guard and guarantees of the mainte
nance of the present military supre
macy of the armies of the United
States and the allies in the field.
"He feels confident that he can
safely assume that this will also be
the judgment and decision of the al
"The president feels that it is al
so his duty to add that neither the
government of the United States nor,
lae is quite sure the governments
with which the government of the
United States is associated as a bel
ligerent, will consent to consider an
armistice so long as the armed forc
es of Germany continue the illegal
and ?'inhumane practices which they
still persist in.
"At the very time that the Ger
man government approaches the gov
ernment of the United States with
proposals of peace its submarines
are engaged in sinking passenger
ships at sea and not the ships alone,
but the very boats in which their pas
sengers and crews seek to make their
way to safety, and in their present
enforced withdrawal from Flanders
and France the German armies are
pursuing a course of wanton de
struction which has always been re
garded as in direct violation of the J
rules and practices of civilized war
fare. Cities and villages, if not de-1
stroyed, are being stripped of ali j
they contain, not only, but often of j
their very inhabitants.
"The nations associated against
Germany cannot be expected to agree
to a cessation of war while acts of
inhumanity, spoliation and desola
ron are being continued which they
justly look upon with horror and
"It is necessary, also in order that
there may be no possibility of mis
understanding that the president
should very solemnly call th.' atten
tion of the government of Germany
to the language and plain intent of
one of the terms which the German
government has now accepted. It is
contained in the address of the pres
ident delivered at Mount Vernon on
the Fourth of July, last.
"It is as follows:
" 'The destruction of every arbi
trary power anywhere that can sep
arately, secretly and of its single
choice, disturb the peace of the
world, or if it can not be presently
destroyed, at least its reduction to
virtual impotency.' "
"The power which has hitherto
controlled the German nation is of
the sort here described. It is within
the choice of the German nation to
alter it. The president's words just
quoted naturally constitute a condi
tion precedent to peace, if peace is
to come by the action of, the German
people themselves. The president
feels bound to say that the whole
process of peace will, in his judg
ment, depend upon the definiteness
and the satisfactory character of the
guarantees that can be given in this
fundamental matter. It is indispens
able that the governments associated
against Germany should know be
yond a peradventure with whom they
"The president will make a separ
ate reply to the royal and imperial
government of Austria-Hungary.
"Accept, sir, the renewed assur
ances of my high consideration."
(Signed; "Robert Lansing."
Charge d'Affaires, ad interim, ii
charge of German interests in the
Several shipments of millinery ar
rived this week.
A large shipment; of ladies* coats
in plush, velvet and cloth arrived to
Daughters American Revolu
Thc D. A. R. was delightfully en
tertained on Tuesday afternoon at
the lovely home of Mrs. D. B. Hol
The afternoon was ideal, and the
drive was inviting with the cotton
fields on either side white with the
fleecy staple, and the fields made live
ly with many pickers.
The fall flowers everywhere adorn
ing the roadside, and the invigorat
ing weather made the whole journey
back and forth a real joy, not to
speak of the charming invironment
in the hospitable home which was the
mecca of our pilgrimage.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, chapter
regent, called the meeting to order
out on the spacious piazza which had
been arranged comfortably and ap
propriately under a lovely awning of
green vines, and an art square under
foot. Flags and flowers adorned the
table used by the regent. Under the
service flag for the boys in the fam
ily who have enlisted, was a picture
entitled "Unconditional Surrender"
with the Kaiser on his knees.
The meeting was opened with
prayer by the chaplain, Mrs. J. L.
Mims, and each member was called
upon to respond to roll call with a
toast to our allies. Miss Sarah Col
lett read a particularly beautiful
Mrs. A. A. Woodson read a paper '
on "The Allies."
Miss Florence Mims gave a selec
tion entitled "Some Man's Land."
Communications were read from
state and national officers, and a col
lection taken for the little French
orphan. It was decided to take the
money out of the funds of the
treasury to contribute $5.00 to the
Georgetown school, and the deficit
on the Liberty Bond and Tillalory,
the destroyed French village which
the national society is restoring.
At the close of the interesting pro
gramme all the guests were invited
into the dining room, and on a lovely ;
table decorated artistically in red *?
and gold autumn leaves, was spread 1
a tempting repast, a salad course
and iced tea followed by ice cream
and cake and hot coffee. Around
this table good cheer and friendship '
and love reigned supreme until the (
happy meeting was dispersed, and the 1
friends said adieu.
The next meetiing will be held j
with Mrs. B. E. Nicholson in No
How to Prepare Christmas J
Packages for American
Soldiers Abroad. (
One parcel will be accepted by the
Wai Department through the Red .
Cross for each soldier overseas.
Each soldier will be provided with j
one Christmas parcel label. This la- <
bel will be forwarded by him to the |
person in the United States from ;
whom he wishes to receive his '
Christmas package. Packages that <
do not bear this label will not be ac
cepted by the Red Cross for delivery 1
to the post office authorities. Labels i
that are lost will not be duplicated, i
Christmas parcels must be placed ?
in cardboard boxes, 3 by 4 by 9 in- ?
ches in size. These boxes will be pro- '
vided, to holders of labels, by the I
American Red Cross. They may be !
obtained at Red Cross chapters or
branches'after November 1.
With each box will be given com
plete instruction regarding the arti
cles which are barred by the postal
authorities. Study these instructions
and avoid mistakes. No message or
written material of any kind will be
allowed to go in the boxes. When the
boxes are packed, but unwrapped,
they must not weigh more than 2
pounds 15 ounces. If the parcel is
overweight some article must be re
Do not put perishable food, soft
candy, liquids, or anything in glass
containers in the package if you
wish it to reach its destination with
the other contents unspoiled.
Do not mail the box yourself. When
packed, the box should be taken to
the nearest collection station desig
nated by the Red Cross, unsealed,
and unwrapped, ready for inspection.
Red Cross representatives are au
thorized to remove objectionable ar
ticles from parcels. Shippers should
then affix sufficient postage on their
parcels to carry them to Hoboken,
N. J. Parcel post zone rates will be
charged. The parcels are to remain
in custody of the Red Cross until de
livered to the postal authorities.
No Christmas parcel will be accept
ed by the Red Cross for shipment
p.ter November 20. Keep this fact
mind when planning a Merry
Christmas for the boys "Over There."
A young lady telephone operator
recently attended a church service
and fell asleep during the sermon.
At the close the preacher said:
"We will now sing hymn number
The young lady just waking in
time to hear the number, yawned and
"The line is busy."
Open-Furrow Oats Did Not
In the fall of 1916 we sowed our
oats with a regular two-horse grain
drill, as I have done for a long time,
having been successful with the crops
up until that winter. The oold spell
that came in February killed them
nearly all, only a scant stand being
left, so we had a very light crop of
Our cotton was late in 1917 again
so I saw I would have to sow by an
other way than with an ordinary
rrain drill.. I had already sowed some
though with the usual preparation
and with the two-horse grain drill.
This sowing came to good stand, but
was killed to one-third of a stand by
the freeze in January. I decided to
ret a Cole one-horse grain drill and
sow the balance of my crop. This
[ did, except I made it a two-horse
irill instead of on-horse by hitching
two mules to it. It was too heavy for
me to pull. Two mules can pull it
easily. It has three drills on it, and
[ went one trip to the row and one
land sowed five acres a day with it
ind got his own seed oats and ferti
These oats- came up in nice open
Irills and made good growth. When
the freeze came I saw the broadcast
sowing was gone, but when I went
;o see these they were there (to my
surprise). They soon sprang up and
jegan to grow, fresh and green, and
seat any winter sowing of oats in
jur community. When we went to
;hrash they came out of the thresher
?o fast that the man that measured
lad to get him some help to keep up.
I got rid of my cotton stalks by
cutting them with a stalk cutter and
harrowing with smoothing harrow.
When I started to sowing I started
the pickers in front of the drill to
rother the open cotton. So I destroy
ed no cotton sowing this way. I put
200 pounds of acid phosphate and
neal mixed when I sowed, and in
March I put 75 pounds nitrate of
soda on as a top-dressing to them.
T. E. Craig, in The Progressive Far
Red Cross Activities.
I never think of the last two drives
mat we have had-the one for old
dothing and the one for new hospi
;al linens-without wanting to take
lear old Edgefield and everybody in
t by the hand and give it a good
land shake. Such a splendid r?
ponse was never seen! Every auxil
ary has worked nobly to secure their
iart of the allotment-Antioch, Cleo
.a, Colliers, Red Hill, Pleasant Lane,
he good Samaritan, Ropers, Steven's
>eek and Sweetwater, the latter
:oming forward with an additional
rift of more than a hundred dollars
;o go into the general treasury. This
imount was raised by giving a Red
^ross entertainment and having with
diem a military band from Augusta
ind addresses by "real" soldiers.
Trenton has come up to her record
On Friday afternoon the Trenton
branch invited the community to a
linen shower. Light refreshments
?vere served and numbers of beauti
ful towels and sheets were brought
in. Without the assistance of her aux
iliaries and the Trenton branch, Edge
field chapter raised her full quota of
second hand clothing and hospital
linens. A full ilst of all articles will
appear in next week's papers. We
are grateful to our auxiliaries be
cause we were anxious to send in a
larger amount than asked fer.
We have received notice of the
new allotment for the chapter, its
branch and auxiliaries, and as soon
as they arc sent from headquarters
each will be notified to send for its
quota. This allotment is 500 under
shirts to be mended. I do hope that
you will watch the papers and come
for your garments as soon as you
see the notice of the arrival of the
shipment, without awaiting further
The surgical dressings allotment
is in the house and Miss Butler asks
that a large number of women will
come up to the rooms every after
noon beginning Thursday of this week
to make the split irrigation pads,
which is a hurry call.
At the executive board meeting on
Friday, plans were discussed for
holding the annual Red Cross meeting
and election of officers. This will be
a big Red Cross rally. Members from
all over the county are asked to come
in for the meeting which will be held
in one of our largest halls, possibly
the opera house. Miss Sarah Collett
was chosen to act as chairman of a
committee which will carry out her
plans for the occasion. A program
will appear elsewhere in the paper.
We wish to thank everyone who -has
helped us meet our allotments, es
pecially Mrs. Jas. Byrd the efficient
chairman of the special linen commit
tee and her splendid assistants, and
those who took home the towels and
sheets to have them laundered.
There are thirteen large boxes fill
ed with clothing for the Belgians,
ready te ship and our linen will fill
at least one of our regulation boxes.
Agatha A. Woodson,
for Publicity Committee.
As the time for. fall
stock of reliable seed
Blue Stem 1
Now is the time to p
you want. Good see
Large shipment of I
Let us show von our (
all sizes in stock.
We have recently
GEOCEEIES. Can s
your pantry and tabl
ure to serve von.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th clay of October,
1918, to the 15th clay of March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The. tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Ordinary County
For Constitutional School Tax
For Bacon School District
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No. S 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw . 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton 8 Vs
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3.
For Pickens R. R. 3
I For Wise R. R. 1 %
(For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of 18 and
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in thc property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
For Rent: Good two or three-horse
farm. Good land well fenced, good
orchard, plenty of water. Apply to
IL S. Gardner, North Augusta, S. C.
FOR SALE- A lot of best grade
of Texas and Fulghum oats for seed.
See me before buying. S. F. LOGAN.
eady for Delivery
;owing is here, we have purchased a large
ftTheat, Red Stem Wheat,
sex Rape, Hairy Vetch,
. Rye, Crimson Clover
urd?ase these seed while you can get what
d for planting is scarce.
JED RUST PK0?F and FUIGH?M 0AT8.
J?AIN DEILLS and CHALLENGE PLOWS,
greatly increased our .stock of FANCY
supply you with everything you want for
e. ( -onie in to see us. lt will be a pleas
FISK C0RD TIRES
Tou want size-strength,
safety, beauty and mileage
in a tire. That's what you
get in the Fisk Cord. All
that, plus most unusual re
luxury-Made in Ribbed
Tread and the famous Fisk
Eidson-Yonee Motor Co.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
OS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
orn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubus. None better, but cur price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
Sec our representative. G. E. May.