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SWORD TO BRING PEACE.
ONLY END OF WAR WHICH TEC
TONS WILD ACCEPT, SAYS
German Emperor on Hie Birthday
W-ttea to Troops Encouraging Them
to Greater Effort?' I" njdu*k*.blc
Will to Victory ?'Will Preserve
Fatherland, He Peel Tea.
London, Jap. 17.?Telegraphing
fro. German general headquarters to
the Berlin Academy of Science, in re?
ply to birthday congratulations, Em?
peror William reiterated the assertion
that the German? will obtain peace
by the sword, says a Reuter dispatch
from Athena which declares this in?
formation was obtained from German
newspapers. The emperor's message
as quoted read:
The unshakable will to victory of
the German people, who are prepar?
ed for every sacrifice of blood and
tieasui s, will, I trust God, preserve
the fatherland from the ruin con?
templated by its enemlee and will
force by the sword the peace neces?
sary for the blessed development of
BRITISH OBSERVE DAY.
Leaden. Jan. IT.?The British
army, says a Reuters correspondent
at the British headquarters in France,
ehe red In the emperor's birthday in
the Soon me area in characteristic
fashion. "While the frosen snow,"
says the correspondent, "was begin?
ning to glisten like crystals in the
broadening dawn the British guns
tbnndreded out a message, not of
?ocling. but of death. The troops
enddenly sprang from the British
treaches and went across No Man's
Land with that deliberate precision
which has formed such a feature of
the recent operations.
The enemy seems to have made
hat a poor fight of It Altho jgh it
lb too early yet to get full details
of the affair, heavy loaeee wer? ln
rted on the enemy and about 160
them surrendered to the British.
It la undented the British casual?
ties were very light. The machine
Van Are of the enemy was kept un?
der control well by the British gun
'. "While the general features or the
oteach were similar to several recent
apeiallane much gratification was ex-,
jpjgnaepd by officers at the evidence ef
gptrlt by the troops who were unaf?
fected by thew_-*rrlbly sjvere frost
Hany unhappy returns of the day,'
nan been the trench slogan all along
tan British front' '*
CELEBRATE TUE DAY.
Berlin. Jan. 27 (via Tuckerton) ?
The birthday of Emperor William
was observed today with manifesta?
tion* In keeping; with war conditions.
The empress and Prince Henry of
Prussia and his eldest son, Prince
Waldemar, attended the celebration
at German general headquarters.
The emperor issued an order of gen?
eral amnesty. Celebrations were held
in all the schools, high schools and
GREETING TO KAISER.
Washington, Jan. 27.?President
Wilson today cabled Emperor Wil?
liam formal congratulations on the
58th anniversary of his birth, as is
the custom on the birthdays of all
Secretary' Lansing and his three
chief assistants left their congratula?
tions at the German embassy.
WILL WIN GOOD PEACE.
London, Jan. 27.?Einporor Charles
of Austria arrived Friday at the Ger?
man main headquarters to congratu?
late the German emperor on the occa?
sion of his birthday. He was accom?
panied by Count Czernin, Austro
Hungartan foreign minister, who dur?
ing the afternoon conferred with the
imperial chancellor, Dr. von Bet):
mann-Hollweg and Dr. Zimmermann,
who were also present.
At the luncheon, which the Ger?
man empress, Prince Henry of Prus?
sia and his son, Prince Waldomar, at?
tended, the Austrian emperor, in pro*
posing the health of the German em?
peror, according to a Reuter dispatch
from Vienna, said:
"I have made a point of appearing
here today in order to convey to your
majesty, my dear friend and true all: ,
my warmest congratulations. For the
third time our majesty is celebrating
his birthday In the war, which o ,
enomles forced upon us and for whose
continuance they alone are responsible
by rejecting our sincere offer of
"Tour majesty's glorious army, in
conjunction with my brave t.roopii
and those of our allies and with the
?assistance of the Almighty, ciuring
the past year has again achieved fresh,
success which Alls us with Justifiable
pride and confidence in the further
course of the conflict."
The German emperor, replying
"I express ray warmest thanks to
your majesty? as a true friend and ally
for your visit and congratulations.
Tour majesty's presence here today
Is a new and sublime proof to me
that In joy and sorrow, In dark hours
BIG MEN VISIT WINTHROP.
SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN
AT STATE COLLEGE.
Speaker of House Clark and Others in
Party Address Students and Visi?
Rock Hill, Jan. 28.?The members
of the congressional delegation in at?
tendance upon the funeral of the late
David E. Finley were guests of Win?
throp college this afternoon, taking
supper with the student body. The
special train bearing the congressional
delegation was stopped at the college
and the distinguished guests taken to
the parlor, whore a brief reception was
tendered. Later the student body and
hundreds of citizens of Rock Hill and
from adjoining towns and counties
assembled in the auditorium and
heard addresses from Champ Clark,
Senator J. T. Robinson of Arkansas,
Representative Martin B. Madden of
Illinois and Senator B. M. Fernald of
Maine. Each of the speakers devot?
ed himself to education especially
the part played by women in tie edu?
cation of the citizenship and of the
high duties devolving upon the wo?
men. Each expressed surprise at th<
extensive institution and declared that
it would forever stand as a monument
to Senator Tillman, one of the prime
movers in its foundation, but, i lso, as
a monument to every citizen it the
State and its usefulness would in?
crease as the years roll by.
President D. B. Johnson introduced
Champ Clark as second in pooev to
the president and one who lias go
often used his power for the Im Move?
ment and uplift of the people of this
great nation. Speaker Clark criti?
cized the school which tries to cover
every known branch of study with the
result that no one thing is thoroughly
as well as on sunny days, yoUl maj?
esty, as well as your army ar.d our
people, feel themselves alone alith me
and my army and people in their un?
shakable purpose to bring thi pres?
ent war, with the help of
mighty, to a happy and joyl
elusion for our peoples.
"The refusal of our offer 'oT peace
will recoil on those who roughly re?
jected our sincere act of conciliation.
Glory has crowned the forces ol Amj- \
\r\&-Hungary and Germany wii?, In
conjunction with our allies, will win
for our countries a peace in whi ch the
bonds of friendship between us and
our peoples, cemetsd by blooo" and
iron, will prove firm and true In the
common work of peace henceforth."
taught. He was especially impressed
with the fact that at Winthrop the
young ladies are taught to cook, sew,
keep house and make themselves
useful generally. He expressed the
hope that all would become wise and
preside over homes in such a way
that their influence would be felt in
years to come.
Senator Robinson during his ad?
dress paid a deserved tribute to Mr.
Finley, stating that his intimate ac?
quaintanceship, both in public and
private life made him fully qualified
to declare that ho was a faithful and
efficient representative not only of
his State but of the nation. His coun?
sels in the house would be keenly felt
by his colleagues.
A public reception was held on the
campus following the speaking and
at least 1,000 took advantage of the
opportunity to shake hands with
Speaker Clark and Senator Tillman.
> The reception was brought to a sud?
den close by the supper bell as the
congressmen had to be ready to leave
at 6:45 o'clock.
Mrs. Laura J. Truictt Dead.
Olanta, Jan. 13.-Mrs. Laura J.
Truiett died here at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. D. Register, Satur?
day evening at 6 o'clock and was
burled at Pleasant Grove In Darling
j ton county Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Truiett came here to attend the
McLendon revival meeting and was
taken suddenly ill. She was 68 years
of age and is survived by one sister,
three brothers and four children.
tWMTKK COTTON MARK KT.
Corrected Dally De
HARRY & CO.. Cotton Buyers
Good Middling 17 1-4.
Strict Middling 17 1-8.
Strict LOW Middling 16 3-4.
Low Middling 16 1-4.
Corrected Dully by
ERNEST FIELD, Cotton Buy or.
Good Middling 17 1-2.
Strict Middling 17 3-8.
Middling 17 1-4.
Strict Low Middling 17.
Strict Low Middling-4% 1-2.
Staple cotton 20 to 23.
NEW YORK OOTTtfN MARKET.
' ?* Yes'dys
Open IHgh Low Close Close
Mch . . 17.42 .42 .12 .31 .43
May . .17.51 .54 .29 .51 .62
July . .17.45 .53 .27 .48 .60
Oct . ..16.50 .60 .43 .55 .64
Dec. . .16.60 .66 .53 .66 .72
Our Mr. Blanding has just returned from
the market where he purchased a nice
well selected lot of Tennessee Mules,
which we now have on hand; also one
fine Brood Mare. Our mules are well
broken and suited for general purposes.
Come and see them now before they are
At Epperson's Old Stables
Opposite Court House
To The Planters
of Sumter County
We want you to call upon us before you
buy your Fertilizers thin season.
We can and will save you money.
Fertilizer materials are higher propor?
tionately than mixed goods.
It will pay you to talk it over with us be?
fore you buy.J
HARBY & CO., Inc.,
SUMTER S. C.
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