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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
The president has put the bit in
Prince Maximilian's mouth. "And the
answer must be Yes or No. The
points laid down by the president
are to be discussed. If Germany
does not want to accept them, let
her shut her mouth and fight on.
We have just begun to fight. Now
is no time to even thing of talking
peace. Let General Foch alone. He
will cause his cannon to discuss
. that. Now is the time to strike the
hardest blows. The old Hun has
seen the hand and has been read
ing the writing on the wall. And
that is why he is squealing for an
The Germans only want to get a
little time to begin 'to burrow in the
ground for a hiding place, and to
get ahead of Foch's land slide. But
the sword will never stop rattling
at their backs until they get on the
other side of the Rhine and raise
the white blanket.
I say, let the sword dictate the
terms on the battle-field, until the
allies have won a decisive victory
over the German army on the field,
until we have achieved a Waterloo
or a ?edan, the Germans will not
R/ush them on, General Foch,
across the Rhine, to the imperial
Palace at Potsdam. Retaliate, city
for city, town for town, and house
The American soldiers got to
France in time, with a spirit and
rush that have brought results. It
has been said that Paris had not
laughed. for three years, but when
she heard that America was coming
she was ali ablaze.
It is the clean hands and brave
souls of the allies that has brought
the barbarian to his knees. And I
say, keep him down until he prays.
Now it is up to Prince Maximil
ian to tell President Wilson just
who he is roasting chestnuts for. He
must make some decision quickly,
? . even if it makes his knee-bones
I made this statement over a
year ago, that ditch fighting was
contrary to American warfare. It
was tried at Petersburg, Va., for ov
er a year during the Civil War. I
said that when the American army
got on the firing line and raised the
' ."Rebel Yell" they would get the
Huns out of their holes into the op
en and they would run them ragged!
Another thing they have done: They
have been doing some flanking for
the first time during the war.
Now these are facts. War means
fighting and fighting means killing,
arid the best way and the only eff
ective way is to fight in the open.
Do like Gen. Polk sajd to his men
in the Civil War, "Aim low, men,
and shoot straight. Kill their bodies
and God have mercy on their souls.
The general was an Episcopal
bishop and Gen. Cheatham was any
thing else. These two generals were
passing up the line at the battle of
Chickamauga. Just as my command
was about ready to plunge into the-j
vortex, General Cheatham called
out at the top of his voice and said,
"Give 'em hell today, boys, give
'em hell." General Polk lost himself
in the soldier and cried out, "That's
it, give 'em what General Cheatham '
says." That is just what our boys ;
are giving the Germans and that is
just what they need.
God knows that I am anxious for
the effusion of blood to stop, but I
do hope that France and Belgium
can have the chance of invading
German soil and making the Huns
taste their medicine. I do wish
were so that I could be with them
?o help give the Huns what Gener
al Cheatham said.
Let the cannon and rifles of the
British and French and the Ameri
can's little double-barrel shot guns
which have so frightened the Ger
mans, discuss the terms of peace.
Let those terms be written with the
sword in the* open battlefield. The
only way to stop a war is to kill
and cripple the enemy and catch
those that can't be killed, and pen
them. Yes, let this be the slogan of
Strike till th? last armed foe ex
pires; . .
Strike for you altars and your fires;
Strike for the green graves of your
sires, . ' : '. -N . .
God and your native land.
-J. Russell Wright.
The Board pf County Commission
ers will meet the 1st Monday in No
vember instead of the 1st Monday in
December as was announced in last
week's paper. The regular time for
this meeting would have been the first
Tuesday in November, but owing to
the fact that the clerk will have to
be attending United States court, the
time has been changed to he first
Monday in November.
R. N. BROADWATER,
FOR SALE- A lot of best grade
of Texas and Fulghum oats for seed.
See me before buying. S. F. LOGAN.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October,
'l918, to the 15th day of March,"1919.
All taxes shall be due and payable
[between the 15th day of October,
191S, 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 Statepurposes 8Vi
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District 7 Vi?
For Blocker 2
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 o'*"r-" ?I
For Elmwood No. 30 ^ 2
For Elmwood L. C. '''i'i&S 3
For Hibler [^? 3
For Johnston . ;" . .'*. ll
For Meriwether (Gregg) - 2
For Moss .. 3
For Ropers v" ' 2
For Shaw ..-.;['. ? 4
For Sweetwater . - .t'i* 4
Talbert T-T" 2
For Trenton 8%
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
For Wise R. R. IM.
For Corporation ll
All the male citirens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except I
those exempt by law, are liable to af
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 the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire tc
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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NOT?CE OF ELECTION
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Notice is hereby given that the
General Election for State and Coun
ty Officers will be held at the voting
precincts prescribed by law in said
county, on Tuesday, November '? 5,
1918, said day beigg' Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, as
prescribed by the State Constitution.
The qualification for suffrage:
Managers of election shall require
of every elector offering to vote at
any election, before allowing him to
vote, the production of his registra
tion certificate and proof of the pay
ment of all taxes, including poll tax,
assessed against him and collectible
during the previous year. The pro
duction of a certificate or of the re
ceipt of the officer authorized to col
lect such taxes, shall be conclusive
proof of the payment thereof.
Section 237, Code of 1912, as
amended by Act No. 6, special session
Section 237. There shall be three
separate and distinct ballots, as fol
lows: One ballot for United States
Senator, Representatives in Congress
and Presidential electors; and one
ballot for Governor, Lieutenant Gov
ernor, State officers, Circuit Solici
tors, members of the House of Rep
resentative, State Senator, county of
ficers, and one ballot for all Consti
tutional amendments and special
questions, each of three said boxes
to be appropriately labelled; which
ballots shall be of plain white- paper
and of such width and length as to
contain the names of the officer or
officers and question or questions to
be voted for or upon, clear and even
cut, without ornament, designation,
mutilation, symbol or mark of any
kind whatsoever, except the name
or names of the person pr persons
voted for and the office to which such
person or persons are intended to be
chosen, and all special questions
which name or names, office or offi
ces, question or questions shall be
written or printed or partly written
or partly printed thereon in black
ink; and such ballot shall be so fold
ed as to conceal the name or names,
question or questions thereon, and
so folded, shall be deposited in - a
box to be constructed, kept and dis
posed of as herein provided by law,
and no ballot of any other descrip
tion found in either of said boxes
shall be counted.
On all special questions the ballot
shall state the question, or questions,
and shall thereafter have the words
"Yes" and "No" inserted so that the
voter may indicate his vote by strik
ing out one or the other of such
words on said ballot, the word not
so" striken out to be counted.
Before the hour fixed 'for opening
the polls, Managers and Clerks must
take and subscribe the Constitutional
oath. The Chairman of the Board of
Managers can administer the oath.
Managers can administer the oath
to the other members and to the
Clerk; a Notary Public must admin
ister the oath to the Chairman. The
managers elect their Chairman and
Polls at each voting place must be
opened at 7 o'clock a. m. and closed
at 4 'oclock p. m.,sexcept in the City
of Charleston, where they shall be
opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 6 p, m.
The Managers have the power to
fill a vacancy, and if none of the
Managers attend', the citizens can ap
point from among the, qualified vo
ters, the Managers, who, after being
sworn, can conduct the election.
At the close of the election, the
Corner Cumming a:
Distributors of Marathon Tires and
BftsP* See our repr?sentativ
Managers and Clerk must proceed
publicly to open the ballot box?s and
count the ballots therein, and contin
ue without adjournment until the
same is completed, and make a state
ment of the result for each office
and sign the same. Within three days
thereafter, the Chairman of the
Board, or someone designated by the
Board, must deliver to the Commis
sioners of Election the poll list, the
boxes containing *the ballots and
written statements of the results of
At the said election qualified elec
tors will vote upon the adoption or
rejection of amendments to the State
Constitution, as provided in the fol
lowing Joint Resolutions:
A JOINT RESOLUTION PRO
POSING an Amendment to Section
14a of Article X of the Constitution
by allowing the City of Charleston
Through the City Council, to Assess
Abutting Property for Permanent
Improvement and to Pay for the
Permanent Improvement of the In
tersection of Streets for Curbing and
the Laying of drains without the
Consent of the Property Owners.
A Joint Resolution to Amend Sec
tion 5, Article XI of the Constitution,
Relating to School Districts, by ad
ding a Special Proviso as to Green
A Joint Resolution to Amend Sec
tion 20, Article III of the Constitu
tion by Adding Thereto Section 19,
to Empower the City^ of Abbeville to
Assess Abutting Property for* Per
manent improvements. '
A Joint Resolution to Amend Ar
ticle. X (10) of the Constitution by
Adding Thereto a Section 17 to Em
power Any or all Incorporated Cities
and Towns to Assess Abutting Prop
erty for Permanent Improvements.
A'Joint Resolution to Amend Sec
tion 7 Article VIII of the Constitu
tion, Relating to Municipal Bonded
Indebtedness, by Adding a Proviso
Thereto as to the City of Orangeburg.
A Joint Resolution Proposing to
amend Section 17 of Article VIII of
the Constitution Relating to , Muni
cipal Bonded Indebtedness.
A Joint Resolution to Amend Sec
tion of Article VIII and Section 5 of
Article X, of the Constitution, so as
to Exempt the Cities of Rock Hill
and Florence, from the Provisions
A Joint Resolution Proposing an
amendment to Article X of the Con
stitution by Adding Thereto Section
16, to Empower the Town of Pendle
ton to Assess Abutting Property for
The following Managers of Elec
tion have been appointed to hold the
election at the various precincts in
the said County:
Timmerman-E. L. Sqott, ? Luther
Yonce, L. J. Claxton.
Tienton-L. C. Eidsbn, W. H. Moss,
J. M. Long.
Johnston, W. L. Derrick, J. Wil
bur Yonce, Archie J. Lewis.
Edgefield, Pickens-J.. W. Reece,
W. J. Duncan, J. H. Nicholson.
Edgefield, Wise-S. E. Morgan,
J. H. Paul, S. B. Mays.
Meeting Street-W. M. Ransom,
M. A. Watson, G. B. Timmerman.
Pleasant Lane-M. B. Byrd, Mou
zon Dorn, J. Whit Harling.
Red Hill-C. L. Mathis, " 0.. 0.
Timmerman, H. E. Quarles.
Cheathams Store-R. C. Griffis,
T. G. Morgan, L. R. Brunson, Sr.
Mathis-J. L. Miller, H. W. Mc
Kie, D. T. Mathis.
Meriwether Hall-M. L. Bunch,
R. W. Glover, H. F. Cooper.
Ropera-J. D. Roswell^ F. F.
Rainsford, S. W. Miller.
Bacon at Bouknight's Store-W.
H. Smith, 0. W. Wright, H. H. Her
School House near J. 0. Seigler's
-Ed Callison, R. D. Seigler, T. B.
The Managers at each precinct
named above are requested to dele
gate one of their number to secure
boxes and blanks for the election
on or before Saturday, November 2.
J. B. MINNICK
J. W. KEMP
A. M. CLARK.
Commissioners of State and County
Elections for Edgefield County,
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