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Document Signed by Suj
Council and Delivered
Paris, Jan. 30.-The docu
signed by the supreme council
allies last night by which the i
tior.s and disarmament dicisi<
the allies will be conveyed ti
many, was delivered today to C
Bergmann, German under-sec
of state, for the treasury ant
of the German delegation in
with a letter of transmittal n
"confidential." The letter, wit
notes on 'reparations and dis
mont, totals 2,500 words.
The letter of transmittal, wi
dated January 29th reads:
"Sir: The allied conference
met in Paris from the 24th t
29th of January, 1921, has take
"1. As regards the disarms
of Germans, the allied govern]
have approved the conclusions f <
lated in the note attached heret
"2. As regards the question (
parations the allied governments
unanimously approved the pro j
formulated in that document,
"The allied governments hav
former occasions and again toda
consenting to fresh delays in the
ter of disarmament, had due re
to the difficulties that surround
German government in the execi
of the obligations which have re
ed from the treaty of Versa
They have formed the hope that
German government will not i
the allies who confirm their prev
decisions, under the necessity of
visaging the grave situation w
will be created if Germany per
in failing to meet her obligation
"Qualified delegates of the Gen
government will be invited to a m
ing in London at the end of Febri
with delegates of the allied govi
The reparations note bears the 1
"an agreement between the al
powers for the settlement of ceri
questions relating to execution of
treaty of Versailles."
The note reads:
"Article 1. For the purpose of ;
isfying the obligations imposed U]
her by Articles 231 and 232 of
treaty of Versailles, Germany sh
irrespective of the restriction she
to make under Article 238 and of a
other obligation under the trea
"1. Fixed annuities payable ha
yearly in equal parts as follows: (
two annuities of 2,000,000,000 gi
marks from May 1, 1921 to May
1923; (b) three annuities of 3,00
000,000 gold marks from May
1923 to May 1, 1926! (c) three a
nuities of 4,000,000,000 gold mai
from May 1, 1926 to Ma yl, 192
(d) three annuities of 5,000,00i
000 gold marks from May 1, 1929
May 1, 1932; (e) thirty-one anni
ties of 6,000,000,000 gold mar
from May 1, 1932 to May 1, 196
"2. Forty-two annuities runnii
from May 1, 1921, equal in amou:
to 12 per cent ad valorem of Gern?
exports, payable in gold two mont]
after the close of each half year.
"In order to insure complete fu
fillment of paragraph 2 above, Ge
many will give to the reparation con
minion every facility for verifyin
* the amount of th" German exporl
and for the establishment of the si
pervision necessary for this purposi
"Article .8-The German goverr
menr will trasmit forthwith to the re
parations commission notes to bearei
payable at the dates specified in ar
fjcle 1; paragraph 1, of the presen
arrangement. The amount of thes
notes shall be equivalent to each o
the half-yearly sums payable un de:
"Instructions shall be given to th<
reparation commission with a view tc
facilitating realization b ythe powers
which so demand, the share to be at
tributed to them in accordance witri
the agreements in force between
"Article 3-Germany shall be at
liberty at any time to make payments
in advance on account of the fixed
portion of the sum owing.
"Advance payments shall be ap
plied in the reduction of the fixed
annuities provided for in the first
paragraph of article 1. For this pur
pose annuities shall be discounted
at the rate of 8 per cent until May
1, 1923; 6 per cent from May 1,
1923 to May 1, 1925; 5 per cent from
May 1, 1925.
"Article 4-German shall not di
rectly embark on any credit opera
tion outside her own territory with
out the approval of the reparation^
commission. This provision applies to
the government of the German em
pire, to the government of German
states, to the German provincial and
municipal authoritie s and to any
companies ax undertakings under con
ftrol of said governments or a
"Article 5-In pursuance o
ele 24S of the treaty of Vei
all the assets and revenues <
empire and of the German
shall be applicable to insure coi
execution by Germany of thi
visions of the present arranger
"The proceeds of the G
maritime and land customs, inc!
in particular the proceeds of s
port and export duties and o
tax subsidiary thereto shall cons
special security for the executi
the present agreement.
"The modification which mig
minish the proceeds of the cu
shall be made in the German cu
laws or regulations without apt
of the reparation commission.
German customs receipts sha
encashed on behalf of the Ge
government by a receiver-genei
German customs appointed by
German government with the ap
al of reparation commission.
"In case Germany shall maki
fault in any payment provided f
the present arrangement
"(1) All or part of the proceei
the German customs in the hanc
I the receiver-general of German
Itoms may be attached by the rej
tion commission and applied in n
ing the obligations in respec
which Germany has defaulted
such case the reparation commis
may, if it thinks necessary, itself
dertake the administration and
ceipt of the customs duties.
"(2) The reparation commis
also may formally invite the I
man government to proceed to s
increase of duties or to take s
steps for the purpose of increasinj
resources as the commission j
Masons to Gather For 1
Ancient and Accepted Scottish I
Masons have completed all arrar
ments for the winter reunion of
ordinate bodies to be" held in Cob
bia next Monday, Tuesday and W
r.esday. The occasion will be m?
memorable by the attendance of <
tinguished Masons from Texas i
Tennessee. The class director ha?
list of 189 candidates who are eli
ble to take degrees during the
session. The guests of the winter
union will be George Fleming Mo<
of Charleston, grand commandi
Charles C. Homer, Jr., inspector g<
eral of Maryland; Hyman W. W
cover, inspector general of Georj
and South Carolina, and other 33
degree Masons from Texas and T?
The winter reunion will open ne
Monday morning at 9 o'clock wh<
candidates will report to M. H. Bo'
en, class director. The ceremoni
sesions will begin at 10 a. m., ai
various- teams 'will confer degre
from the fourth to the 32nd incl
sive. Candidate from outside of C
lumbia are asked to notify Claud I
Campbell, secretary and he will a
range hotel accomodations. The fo
lowing compose the officers, execi
tive board, orchestra and choir:
J. L. Jones, venerable master; C
C. Fishburne, senior warden ; Ira I
Nates, junior warden; 0. Fran
Hart, orator; J. C. Gasque, almonei
C. C. Campbell, secretary; J. K
Fowles, treasurer; J. R. Van Metre
expert; J. H. Smith, assistant e>
pert; George H. King, master of cere
monies; H. S. Macglashan, captai:
of host; R. S. Marks, tiler; M. H
Bowen, class director and C. C. Cam]
bell, director of work.
Executive board: W. S. Brown
master of kadosh; O. F. Hart, com
mander; C. A. Miller, wise master
J. L. Jones, venerable master; C. G
Fishburne, senior warden; Ira B
Nates, junior warden ; Legare Ingles
by and H. S. Macglashan, elected
members; C. C. Campbell, general
Orchestra: John B. Rodgers, T. W.
Hornsby, Joe L. Denny and Guy H.
Choir: John Prioleau, P. V. Mikell,
J. W. Spence and M. F. Austin.
Degrees to be conferred on Mon
day include secret master, perfect
master, confidential secretary, pro
vost and judge, intendent of the
buliding, elu of the nine, elu of the
15, elu of the 12, grand master ar
chitect, royal arch of Solomon, per
fect elu, knight of the east and west.
The first day of the reunion will be
consumed in conferring degrees
from the fourth to the 17th inclusive.
Beginning at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday,
the teams will confer degrees from
the 18th to the 20th inclusive. Ban
quets are scheduled for 6 p. m. on
-Monday and Wednesday. The re
union will close on Wednesday after
the 32nd degree is conferred.-The
Tho Pills That Oo Cure.
CMC ORDINANCE IN JAPAft
All Houses Have Tablet Telling Name
of the Responsible Dweller
! . Within the Walls.
In Japan you can learn a good many
things about the resident of a house
merely by looking at his door. Ac
cording to police regulations, says a
writer In Chambers' Journal the en
trance to every residence must have a
small wooden tablet affixed to it. This
tablet has the name and the number of
the house on it, and on another niblet
is the name of the responsible house
holder, who in many cases is an in
fant, a younger brother of a relative.
Sometimes, though rarely, the names
of other inmates are placed ove;1 the
door, but there is no police regulation
that requires it, except in the case of
boarding houses, which have to place
their boarders' names outside for all
to see. A person fortunate enough to
possess a telephone always has the
number proudly displayed over his en
trance. Near it you will often see a
quaint enameled or tin disk. That is
the fire insurance mark, livery fire
insurance company has its own special
metal plate, which it nails to the lintel
when it insures a house.
There are always several small
pieces of paper pasted over the door,
placed there by the police. One is to
certify that the periodical oshoji, or
great cleaning, has taken place. An
other paper tells us, perhaps, that the
sanitary conditions are satisfactory.
What others stand for is known only
to the police themselves; that they
give secret information about the in
mates is certain.
Formerly It was the ru'e that, If
there was a well upon the premises,
the fact had to be proclaimed by a
square board marked with the charac
ter for well-I<?o. This was to show
where people could obtain water in
case of fire in the neighborhood. The
regulation may still be in force in
country places, but owing to water now
being piped, lt is no longer enforced
in the cities. -*
HELPED PAY AMERICA'S DEBT
How Mrs. Monroe Was instrumental
In Saving the Life of Madame
An interesting sidelight on history
lies in the story of how the wife of
James Monroe, fifth President, saved
the life of Mudame Lafayette at the
time Monroe was American ambassa
dor to France. ? Lafayette himself was
in prison in Germany, and kept in ?
foul dungeon. Mme. Lafayette had
been seized by the Revolutionists, and
was confined in the prison of La Force,
and a date had'been set for her execu
tion. Tlie Monroes were very much
alive to the great debt America owed
the young aristocrat, and Mrs. Monroe
determined to flo what she could.
She ordered the state coach of the
embassy, with its flaring coat of arms,
to deliver her to the doors of the
prison of La Force, and once there,'
calmly requested an Interview with the
unfortunate prisoner. An interview
with a person sentenced to the knife,
was unheard of, but the dawning
power of the United States was such
that the officials dared not refuse the
request of the ambassador's wife. A
few words were exchanged between
the women, and Mrs. Monroe drove
away. The next morning she was
liberated, the French Revolutionists
fearing to execute her, and desiring
thus to secure the friendly attention
of the new nation. It was a daring
thjng to do, for the results might have
been disastrous and all sorts of in
ternational complications might have
Oysters Have Many Enemies.
Between the planting and the har
vestman interval of from two to five
years, the oyster culturist assumes
many hazards. On the New England
coast, after all his material is down,
the fickle "set" may not appear, pos
sibly because at the critical time some
weather disturbance may have killed
tlie baby oysters while they were yet
swimming near the surface. In the
Gulf of- Mexico the "set" may be so
heavy that there ls scant room for the
oysters to grow, and many die, while'
those that are left are half starved
and misshapen from crowding. Even
when the little oysters or "spat." have
attuched themselves in favorable num
bers, their perils have just begun..
They are never safe from other ene
mies until they fall into tlie hands of
their arch foes.
When the Ships Come In.
In Hawaii, the Philippines and Cuba
one of the chief topics of Interest to
the Islanders Is tlie arrival and de
parture of steamers. Newspapers de
vote whole pages to these boat move
ments, to lists of the passengers,
interviews with notables on board
and stories of tlie voyage by members
of the officers' staffs and crews. In
fact the arrival of the evening train
In a mainland country town holds
no more interest for the residents
than^the maritime news has for the
people of Honolulu, Manila and
Havana. The Cuban capital has a
new object of Interest in this regard
in the lately instituted dally air serv
ice between that city and Key West.
The planes are of the United States
navy scout type, each carrying eight
Does as He's Told.
"There's one thing I'll say for him.n
"He has the courage of his convic
tions once his wife bas made up big
mind for him."
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January 1, 1920.
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
quired to make returns of the same
to the Auditor under oath within the
time mentioned below and the Audi
tor is required by law to add a penal
ty of 50 per cent, to all property that
it not returned on or before the 20th
day of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent, penalty will
be added for failure to make re
The office will be open to receive
return's from first day of January till
the 20th day of February, 1921, as
prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C., S. C
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with water and 18 acres will make a
bale of cotton to the acre. Conve
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town of Edgefield.
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