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VOLUME Lin. NFMRK.i 105. SEWBEKUt, * ? - FRIDAY, DECEMBER '22, 1016. TWICr * *1** A YEAH
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COPYRIGHT VtSTcRN NEVSP/PcR UNION*
rVILSON ADJURES NATIONS
TO OUTLINE PEACE TEK3C
President Thinks Possibly Nation;
Ideas of Settlement Are Not so Fa
Oft' as Thej Seem?>Vonld Kno
Minima of Territoral Settlements o
Even of Military Conquest.
Washington. Di>c. 20.?Presider
Vilson lias appealed to all the belli?
:rents to discuss terms of peace.
Without actually proposing peac
>r offering mediation, the presides
^as sent formal notes to the goverc
nents of all the warring nations sug
jesting that "an early occasion b
;ought to call out from the nation
iow at war such an avowal of the!
espective views as to the terms upo
'-hich the war might be conclude
tnd the arrangements which would b
lepmed satisfactory as a guarant
tgainst its renewal or the kindling c
my Minnar utiiijiiit in ujc iuiuic, c?
vould make it possible frankly t
Wholly without notice and entirel
'ontrarv to what administration ol
icials have described as his cours<
he president last night dispatche
lotes to all the belligerents, and to a
he neutrals for their informatioi
?>mnmanVd in the president's ow
aords as contained in the note? hi
ittitude i6 as follows:
*>"ot Kven Mediation.*'
"Thp nrp^irlpnf is nor nronosm
>eace: he is not even offering med'.f
ion. He is merely proposing tba
soundings be taken in order that w
nay learn, the neutral nations wit
he belligerents, how near the have
)f peace may be for which all mai
dnd longs with an intense and ir
Teasing longing. He believes thf
lie spirit in which he speaks and th
>bject which he seeks will bo undei
stood by all concerned, am. he cor
idently hopes for a response whic
trill bring q new light into the attan
)f the world."
This latest development in the raj
dly moving world events toward
Jiscussion of peace was not permitte
:o become known until tonight whe
;he notes were well on thoir way t
he American ambassadors in the be
ligerent capitals and probably alread
n the hands of some of them.
It was a most distinct surprise to a
official Washington which had bee
led to believe that with the form:
transmittal of the proposals of tt
:entral powers, the offices of the Un
ted States would "await further move
between the belligerents themselv*
md that certainly, in view of tt"
speech of Premi r Lloyd-George an
the announements in Russia, Franc
and Italy, additional action by nei
trals would depend upon the ne:
careim delicate moves or tne dp
Step Toward Peace.
The whole tenor of official opinio
throughout Washington when tl
president's action became known wj
that it immeasurably improved tl
prospects for some sort, of exchang*
looking toward an approach to peac
ci'ssions between the belligerent
witnout impairing tne position 01 ti
I"nited States should they finally t
unable to find a ground on which 1
approach one another.
At the White House no statemei
whatever could be obtained as 1
whether any of the powers even ha
intimated how they would receive tt
note and there was every indipatic
that the same careful secrecy whic
prevent'd anything whafever becon
mg known about the presidents a
tion until it had been taken woui
surround any of the succeedir
Nowhere on the surface appeal
any indication of the history "makir
events which diplomats general
are convinced must have happen*
since the German allies brought fori
their proposals to dispel the gene
ally prevalent belief that such an a
tion oi' the part of President Wi
son would be unacceptable to the ei
ten to powers.
British embassy officials declare
they were utterly taken by surpris
vpr*. wholly unable to explain it, ar
were emphatic in their declaratioi
no evHianges whatever had pas
<vi through the embassy here as
Dr. J. Bowers will preach
lycqtvoof r>P"Vt SWlf?9V tvi <"> ? "> or
IiOBEKT E. GONZALES
DIES OF PXtr.tfOMV
s? Taragraplier of 4<Thc State* Was Ser?
ir 1 geant in Second South Carolina
Infant.rv?Hnrl Won Kpcnro
? **" J ?
,r Fame by Five Years at
tt Robert Elliott Gonzales, 28 years of
age, who in half a decade naa oy lii*
I work on The State made secure his
e place among the foremost few prac
t titioners of that fine journalistic art,
- died of pneumonia late Tuesday night
- j at El Paso, Texas. He enlisted as a
e private in the Second South Carolina
s, infantry on the mobilizing of the
r militia last June and before his com
mand left Camp Moore for the fron
tier in August he had won on merit
e promotion to a sergeantcy in tne ma
v chine gun company. Last Saturday
?f he was relieved of an arduous tour
s of patrol duty and almost immediate
o ly developed the malady which in four
short days cut short his life of rare
r achievement and brilliant promise
The end came in the base hospital
at Fort Bliss.
d Col. Springs, conimannins: the Se<"
1! ond, is sending an escort east with
: that which is mortal of the young
n soldier and his funeral will be held
s in Columbia, probably Monday, with
So abrupt and extreme a termina
g tion of his illness ^vas not expected.
- but the first intimation, received Sun
t day evening, was disquieting and
9 members of his family made prepara
h tions to join him. He had obtained ,
n a furlough and expected to partlci
l- pate in a family reunion in New Yor^ I,
i- city during the holidays. Instead his!
it father, William E. Gonzales. United
e States minj?t r to C"ha. loft- Hnban:*
r- immediately for El Paso and was in-;
i_ to^cepted yesterday at St. AusrusMn-J
n by messages telling of the end. lie
s came then to Columbia, arriving at
earlv hour this mornins:. Ser?t.
)- Gonzales' uncle. Ambrose E. Gon
a ziIps; his mother aud his little rister,
id Alida. reached Columbia yesterday af-,
n ternon. learning of their berca"e
:o ment, only on their arrival.
1- Telegrams from El Paso reporting
Iv Sergt. Gonzales' death were delayed'
in transit and also by the difference
11 in time, so that although the end
!/i came at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday night, i.
Jl the news did not reach Columbia until
le early yesterday, after The State had,
i- gone to press. Th<* tidings spread!
?? quickly and'all yesterday and last1
is evening expressions of concern and!
le grief poured into the office of The
A State. Hundreds of persons called
><- ot tl-.A iinrl maiiv others left
at iiii/ v/iuw ?
i- cards and messages at the family resi
u dence, 1516 Richland street. The af-l
1- ternoon newspapers diffused the intel- f
. ligence throughout the country and
early in the afternoon telegrams be
>n gaii arriving from fellow craftsmen,
ie many of whom knew the man but
is through his work yet though it hati
ia. come to love him as few men are
is loved. The dominant note in all these
:e messages is that of proud sorrow.
s,i Robert'Gonzales was born in Co
,e lumbia. April' 18, 1898, the son of
)e William E. and Sarah Cecil Shiver
"n uio paternal srandf.ither.
! the Cuban patriot, Gen. Ambrosio -Joso
it Gonzales, was chief of artillery ' to
to Gen. Beauregard in th(> Confederate
td States army. Gen. Gonzales as an
1'"' exile settled in the coastal plain of
?n South Carolina and there married a
'h daughter of William Elliott. Robert
Gonzales' uncles, Ambrose E. Gonzales
c- and the late Xarciso Gfner Gonzales,
Id were the founders of The State. Pre
& pared for college by Miss -lanney and
William h. verner in Loimuuia, auu
rs ert Gonzales spent one year at the
Citadel in Charleston and thereafter
!y was several years a student in the
?d University of South Carolina, a raem
tli ber of the class 1909. He intend-i
r- cd going on to Harvard after his gracl-;
c- ua'iou but his health became im-'
1- paired, an operation was required a?nd
n- before he had recovered the college'
year had opened. Mr. Gonzales joine.i;
id the staff of The State in the summer
e. of 1911 as paragrapher and editorial;
id writer. How well he did his work is
is known far beyond the bounds or
?- South Carolina. He spent six months
to abroad during 1913. None of his
work has appeared in The State since
the troops were called out last June,
at "* war department rule making sol
ar ineligible for newspaper work.
Mr. Gonzales was a communicant
COHMl'MTY CHRISTMAS TKEE $>
$> ^ ;
I * V> <\ oncninco r\9 f fiD Pif^p
I 11UCI iuc auD|/iv-v;o vi mv \>i. ? iv
league and the city schools a short t
Christmas celebration wf.ll be held i
on the square in front of the old court i
house on Sunday evening, December j
24th. Through the kindness of the, -c
city authorities, the Civic league will' c
have a large Christmas tree, appro-:
priatelv lighted, placed on the square. s
The ^aildren will meet at the varioue | c
schools abou- 6 o'clock and will marcn s
through the streets of the city sing- "V
ir.g oli Chrlctm is carols. At
ciock iui me children will gather b
aron/iu ttic true ai..i s?ng liiuio jju^s. a
It \\ill be a tkoxoughiy app* ^^riate c
L-elebration foi Sunday afternoon, for s
.!.o will bj :hc j,i ^nglish and t<
French carols that have been sung S
at the Christmas season since the
niddle ases. Some of thern are the
Did melodies that were used by the F
KnglL-a "waits"' as they moved from S
house to house on Christmas morn- e
ng. } S
The most famous of these old caroj3 J
is the one beginning: }
3od rest ye merrv, gtiinemex:. \
Let nothing you dismay. . t n
Remember Christ, the Saviour, a
Was born 0:1 Christmas day; ^
ro save us all fr:im Satan's power jj
When we were gone astray. 0
One of the most pleasing is the old s
French carol, the first stanza of which
is as follows:
The first Xoel the angels did say, ; ?
Was to certain poor shepherds in ^
the field as they lay;
In the field as they lay, lay keeping ~
their sheep, ' v
On a cold winter's night that wa
Xoel, Xoel. Born ;s !he Xlri-r of Isiael.
Another is the well known song be- '
ginning: i 1
Oh, little town of Bethlehem,
How still we ste thee lie;
Above the deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark strei-t sbmeh
The everlasting light,
The hopes and feart c? all the years
Are met in tliee to::uhT
It is hoped that all the people will
come out and join the children in
:h >ir effort to bring to the city a
k^oImio- r>f cprminp ('hristmahoer. A
special invitation is extended to the
old people of the city. The exercises
will be short, and to come will mean
little more than a pleasant walk to!
the square. The celebration will not
conflict with the exercises in the va
: ONTKIBCTHttS CAMPAIGN FIND.
Contributions received by Fred H.
Dominick to $1,000 fund for deficit in (
treasury of the National Democratic
>ewi)erry i uumj.
Amount previously ecknowleged$3r>..r>0
L. A. Tew 1.00
M. M. Buford 1.00
M. L. Spearman l.Ou
Through Harrv W. Dominick.
Harry >vV. Dominick 1.00
Mrs. J. L. Dominick 1.00
Miss Mazie Dominick 1.00 i
H. W. Schumpert i.00
AI. O. Summer 1.00
LeRoy Summer 25
Wm. Johnson & Son 5(J
J. W. Smith. .Ir 1.00
J'ope ?.-*urrv 50
Richard C. Floyd 1.00
Total for Now berry county.. $46.75
Now is the time all good rnen
to come to the aid of tnc party.
of Trinity church, 'Columbia, where
as a lad he was a choir boy. He was
a member of the Columbia club and
Pickens county ...
Total receipts to date
oi several olii*-.'] ui5aui<ian?uu. ? -
was diffident but cordial and had
hosts of devoted friends. He had the!
affection and respect of hi? comrades
* T T? /
in the military service, ma
designated h:m regimental historian
shortly the Second wer/to the
y SOCIETY. $>
> ^ -^> <^> <?> < > <*> ^> <S> <S> <5> $- <s? ^
The Y. W. As. and the G. A. S. of
he First Baptist church held a social
iieering on Tuesday afternoon at the
esidence of Mrs. J. H. West, ani
jacked a box of Christmas gifts for
l boys nome at the Conne Maxwell
The decorations of ivy and crim
Oil Dens leni a uurisiiiias air iu mc
ccasion and beautiful solos wert
ung by Mrs. E. V. Babb and Miss
A Christmas contest was engaged
y all, Mrs. E. V. Babb winning first,
nd Miss Lillian Browne winning sec
ond. After this cocoa, fruit ' and
ponge cake were served by the kos
ess and Misses Lillian Browne " and
rue Ella Patterson.
Those present were:
Misses Mary Frances Pool, Josie
t niiian VfoHnn T.n/?r'TinnTi ?
Ct> aui^CI , JiUUlOb AU^1I>WI>. ijwi -
ue Ella, Peterson, Lillian Browa#,
Elizabeth Wright, Aliene Dunn.:ft6ieu
nelgrove. Ella Dunn, Winnie Taylor
Iiss Caroline Melton, Mrs. E. V. Babb,
Irs. J. H. West.
Mrs. L. W. Floyd entertained the
members of the Fortnightly club .and
few other friends very delightfully
Vednesday afternoon at "her lovely
ome in Calhoun street. ' Five tables
f players were present and after a
eries of games ~of roolc a delicious
a-ppf -9.HCI served
The ladies of the Baptist church
;avp one of their quarterly birthday
arties at the home of Mrs. W. H.
iunt, Tuesday afternoon. Quite 'a
lumber of ladies called during the af
ernoon and delightful refreshments
(Written for last Issoe.)
Mrs. Hugh Summer was hostc-ss
fhursday evening to the members of
i few other friends. There were four
abJes of players and after the xame
i delightful salad course was served.
Miss Ruby Goggans entertained t"b-e
nembers of the Once-a-Week Bridge
:lub and an extra table of players
Yiday afternoon in compliment- to \
ler sister, Mrs. J. W. Crossland of
3ennettsville. At the conclusion of
v~ Bnectan and san.iwiche&
Miss Mary Wright was hostess to
he AVinthrop Daughters Friday after
loon at her home in College street.
?he following officers were elected for
text year: President, Miss Mary
Vright; vice president, Mrs. W. A.
)unn; secretary, Miss Blanche Daviu
,on; treasurer, Mrs. W. 0. Miller, and
gleaner, Miss Bess Burton. At tuy
:oncIusion of the business meeting a
[elightt'ul ice course was served.
Messrs. J. C. ami F. G. Crotwell en
ertained the members of the foot bai<
earn and several other friends at a
lelightful six-o'clock dinner Friday
;vening. Besides the members of the
ootball team present were Prof. Can
ion. Prof. Voigt, Messrs. Ben Mayes,
C. Matthews, and Dave Caldwell.
Chnrcil of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, Pastor.)
Nothings preventing, the following
jvill be the program of divine services
it the Lutheran church of the Re
ieemer next Sunday.
10:15 a. m.?Sunday School.
'.All the officers, teachers and scliol
irs are urged to be present.
11:15 a. m.?The hour of worship.
Sermon by the pastor. Christmas
lymns and special "Christmas nr?^*.
Svery member of the church should
4:00 p. m.?Classes in the catechisr
neet in the church for study. The
esson is the first two commandments.
The public is cordially invited to
ill the services. "I was glad when
;hey said unto me, Let us go into
he house of the l.ord."
Box Party at Mt Pleasant
There will he a box party and "ca'\
dk' at Mt. Pleasant school hou ?
iXbdnftr-vijiv necpmber 27th. begin
".in?? at. 6 o'clock for the benefit o!
?e school. The public is cordia'U'