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President Wilson's Reply to
Germany's Second Peace
"Sir: In reply to the communica
iio? 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
the present German government and
by a large majority of the reichstag
?f 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 8th and 12th of Oc
"It must be clearly understood
that the 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 1
the judgment and decision of the al
lies' governments. ?
"The president feels that it is al- 1
s? his duty to add that neither the <
government of the United States nor, I
he is quite sure the governments 1
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 fore- *
es of Germany continue the illegal
and inhumane practices which they k
still persist in. i
"At the very time that the Ger- t
man government approaches the gov- ?
ernment of the United States with s
proposals of peace its submarines i
are engaged in sinking passenger i
ships at sea and not the ships alone, t
but the very boats in which their pas- *
sengers and crews seek to make their 1
way to safety, and in their present i
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 I
rules and practices of civilized war
fare. Cities and villages, if not de
stroyed, are being stripped of ali
they contain, not only, but often of "\
their very inhabitants. (
"The nations associated against
Germany cannot be expected to agree c
to a cessation of war while acts of j.
inhumanity, spoliation and desola
tion are being continued which they ^
justly look upon with horror and ^
burning hearts. (
"It is necessary, also in order that
there may be no possibility of mis- ^
understanding that the president t
should very solemnly call tha atten
tion of the government of Germany .
to the language and plain intent of 1
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- I
trary power anywhere that can sep- <?
aratcly, secretly and of its single 1
choice, disturb the peace of the 1
world, or if it can not be presently v
destroyed, at least its reduction to 1
virtual impotency.' "
"The power which has hitherto 'l
controlled the German nation is of 1
the sort here described. It is within c
the choice of the German nation to 1
alter it. The president's words just
quoted naturally constitute a condi- c
tion precedent to peace, if peace is (
to come by the action of. the German ?
people themselves. The president t
feels bound to say that the whole
process of peace will, in his judg- f
ment, depend upon thc definiteness t
and the satisfactory character of the ,
guarantees that can be given in this r
fundamental matter. It is indispens- ]
able that the governments associated j
against Germany should know be- t
yond a peradventure with whom they t
are dealing. j
"The president will make a separ- ]
ate reply to the royal and imperial (
government of Austria-Hungary. j
"Accept, sir, the renewed assur- ?
anees of my high consideration."
(Signed) "Rob'rt Lansing."
Charge d'Affaires, ad interim, in .
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- i
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
(rreen 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
m "The Allies."
Miss Florence Mims gave a selec
:ion entitled "Some Man's Land."
Communications were read from
state and national officers, and a col
ection taken for the little French
jrphan. It was decided to take the
noney out of the funds of the
;reasury to contribute $5.00 to the
Georgetown school, and the deficit
>n the Liberty Bond and Tillalory,
;he destroyed French village which
;he national society is restoring.
At the close of the interesting pro
rramme all the guests were invited
nto the dining room, and on a lovely
able decorated artistically in red '
ind gold autumn leaves, was spread :
L tempting repast, a salad course
ind iced tea followed by ice cream
md cake and hot coffee. Around
his table good cheer and friendship
md love reigned supreme until the 1
?appy meeting was dispersed, and the 1
'riends said adieu.
The next meetiing will be held
vith Mrs. B. E. Nicholson in No
.low to Prepare Christmas
Packages for American .
Soldiers Abroad. .
One parcel will be accepted by the
,Va# Department through the Red
"ross for each soldier overseas.
Each soldier will be provided with ?
me Christmas parcel label. This la- i
>el will be forwarded by him to the j
>erson in the United States from ?
vhom he wishes to receive his '
Christmas package. Packages that ;
lo not bear this label will not be ac
epted by the Red Cross for delivery I
o the post office authorities. Labels j
hat are lost will not be duplicated. <
Christmas parcels must be placed ?
n cardboard boxes, o by 4 by 9 in- '
hes in size. These boxes will be pro- i
ided, to holders of labels, by the 1
\merican Red Cross. They may be !
?htained at Red Cross chapters or ?
?ranches 'after November 1. ;
With each box will be given com- '
>lete instruction regarding the arti- 1
des which arc barred by the postal
luthorities. Study these instructions
ind avoid mistakes. No message or ]
vritten material of any kind will be
illowed to go in the boxes. When the ;
)oxes are packed, but unwrapped, '
hey must not weigh more than 2 1
lounds 15 ounces. If the parcel is :
iverweight some article must be re- .
Do not put perishable food, soft ]
.andy, liquids, or anything in glass '
:ontainers in the package if you
vish it to reach its destination with
he other contents unspoiled.
Do not mail the box yourself. When (
nicked, the box should be taken to j
he nearest collection station desig
?ated by the Red Cross, unsealed,
md unwrapped, ready for inspection.
?ed Cross representatives are au
horized to remove objectionable ar
:icles from parcels. Shippers should
;hen afiix sui!\cient postage on their
oarcels to carry them to Hoboken,
ST. J. Parcel post zone rates will be
diarged. The parcels are to remain
n custody of the Red Cross until de
ivered to the postal authorities.
No Christmas parcel will be accept
ed by the Red Cross for shipment
vfter November 20. Keep this fact
n mind when planning a Merry
Christmas for the boys "Over There."
A young lady telephone operator
-e'eentiy attended a church service
ind fell asleep during the sermon.
\t the close the prehcher said:
"We will now sing hymn number
The young lady just waking in
;ime to hear the number, yawned and
"The line is busy."
Open-Furrow Oats Did Not
In the fall of 191G 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
grain 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
get a Cole one-horse grain drill and
sow the balance of my crop. This
I did, except I made it a two-horse
drill instead of on-horse by hitching
two mules to it. It was too heavy for
one to pull. Two mules can pull it
easily. It has three drills on it, and
I went one trip to the row and one
hand sowed five acres a day with it
and got his own seed oats and ferti
These oats came up in nice open
drills and made good growth. When
t)\f freeze came I saw the broadcast
sowing was gone, but when I went j
to see these they were there (to my
surprise). They soon sprang up and
bepran to grow, fresh and preen, and
beat any winter sowing of oats in
our community. When we went to
thrash they came out of the thresher
so fast that the man that measured
had 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
gother the open cotton. So I destroy
ed no cotton sowing this way. I put
200 pounds of acid phosphate and
meal mixed when I sowed, and in
Marci. I put 75 pounds nitrate of
soda on as a top-dressing to them.
J. E. Craig, in The Progressive Far- i
Red Cross Activities.
I never think of the last two drives
that we have had-the one for old
clothing and the one for new hospi- j
tal linens-without wanting to take ^
clear old Edgefield and everybody in ?
it by the hand and give it a good
hand shake. Such a splendid re- j
monse was never seen! Every auxil- ,
lary has worked nobly to secure their
part of the allotment-Antioch, Cleo
ra, Colliers, Red Hill, Pleasant Lane,
:he good Samaritan, Ropers, Steven's
Creek and Sweetwater, the latter ?
coming forward with an additional ?
rift of more than a hundred dollars '
to go into the general treasury. This 1
amount was raised by giving a Red 1
?ross entertainment and having with *
chem a military band from Augusta '
md adi .-esses by "real" soldiers. *
Trenton has come up to her record
On Friday afternoon the Trenton
branch invited the community to a I
linen shower. Light refreshments ]
ivere served and numbers of beauti- J
ful towels and sheets were brought I
in. Without the assistance of her aux- I
diaries and the Trenton branch, Edge I
field chapter raised her full quota of ]
second hand clothing and hospital ]
linens. A full ilst of all articles will I
appear in next week's papers. We ]
ire grateful to our auxiliaries be- ]
cause we were anxious to send in a ]
larger amount than asked for. I
We have received notice of the ]
new allotment for the chapter, its ]
branch and auxiliaries, and as soon ]
;is they are sent from headquarters ]
such will be notified to send for its ]
[?nota. 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 j
see the notice of the arrival of the j
shipment, without awaiting further '
notice. ' }
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 j
Lo make the split irrigation pads, j
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 1
will appear elsewhere in the paper. 1
We wish to thank everyone who -has '
helped us meet our allotments, es-1
pecially Mrs. Jas. Byrd the efficient I
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 t? ship and our linen will fill
at least one of our regulation boxes.
Agatha A. Woodson, i
for Publicity Committee. 1
As the time for. fall ?
stock of reliable seed
Blue Stem n
Now is the time to p
you want. Good see
Large shipment of 1
Let us show von our(
all sizes iii stock.
We have recently
G?OCEKIES. Can s
your pantry and tabl
ure to serve von.
The County Treasurer's office will
3e open for the purpose of receiving
;axes from the 15th day of October,
L918, to the loth day of March, 1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
jetween the 15th day of October,
L918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not
)e paid by December 31st, 1918, the
bounty Auditor shall proceed to add
i penalty of one per cent, for Janu
iry, and if taxes are not paid on or
)efore February 1st, 1919, the Coun
;y Auditor will proceed to add two
)er cent, and five per cent additional,
'rom the 1st of March to the 15th of
ilarch, after which time all unpaid
axes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The. tax levies for the year 1918
ire as follows:
?or Statcpurposes S Vi
ror Ordinary County 7
ror Constitutional School Tax 3
ror Antioch 4
?or Bacon School District 7 Vs
*'or Blocker 2
?or Blocker-Limestone 4
?or Colliers 4
?or Flat Rock 4
.'or Oak Grove 3
ror Red Hill 4
7or Edgefield 8
.'or Elmwood No. ? 2
ror Elmwood No. 9 2
.^or Elmwood No. 30 2
?'or Elmwood L. C. 3
.'or Hibler 3
?or Johnston ll
Tor Meriwether (Gregg) 2
^or Moss 3
.'or Ropers 2
?or Shaw . 4
7or Sweetwater 4
?or Trenton SVz
7or Wards 2
"-'or Blocker R. R. (portion? 15
ror Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
Tor Johnston R. R. 3 '
Tor Pickcns R. R. 3
Tor Wise R. R. 1 \i
Tor Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
lges of 21 years and GO years, except
.hose exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
;ation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that ?ill male
-.itizens between the ages of 18 and
35 years must pay $2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the 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
E. S. Gardner, North Augusta, S. C.
FOR SALE- A lot of best grade
of Texas and Fulghum oars for seed.
See me before buying. S. F. LOGAN.
sowing is here, we have purchased a large
Wheat, Red Stem Wheat,
sex Rape, Hairy Vetch,
i Rye, Crimson Clover
urd?ase these seed while you can get what
?cl for planting is scarce.
8ED RUST PROOF and FULGHUM OATS.
JMIN DRILLS and CHALLENGE PLOWS,
greatly increased our .stock of FANCY
supply you with everything you want for
e. Come in to see us. lt will be a pleas
idarns & Company
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
IWholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
. Kinds of Seeds
\ - ?
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
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