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Letter From Young Soldier to
Mrs. Agatha A. Wbpdaon has
two sons in the anny, boll) bei og
stationed at Macon at preseut. Her
oldest son William A. Woodson is
a captain of a machine gun compa
ny 5and for the past three weeks
have been serving as adjutant. Her
second son, from whom she re
ceived the following letter several
days ago, entered the army as a
sergeant and wis recently commis
sioned a lieutenant:
My Dear Mama:
Received your verj interesting
letter about a week ago and w'anted
to write earlier but have been so
Bill is still here, so I guess he
won't be sent to St. Louis, ile
seems to be in pretty good health
Yes, I have been getting the pa
pers and appreciate them so much,
tho I have very little time to read.
I am going to a Machine Gun school
here in camp which keeps in seven
hours a day and have to study one
and a half houis each day outside
of that, besides the company
non-com- school four nighis a
week. The M. G. school is held
by a Major Knox, who has been out
to Fort Sill. To-day we had with
usa. Captain who had just come
back from there last night and he
gave us a very interesting talk.
Monday we went to the range with
the guns and got some good prac
tice. We had with us that day a
.Captain from the French army who
has been wounded. He dosn't
speak very plain English, but I
managed to catch a lot of good
*Jdope" from his talk. The gnu
we are studying is the Maxim Gun
and tires about six hundred shots
per minute-shoots the same ammu
nition as is used with the army ri?e
(30 cal.) When it first began firing
it made me shut my eyes and jump
a little bit, but after the first few
shots we got used to it and it was
nothing more than having a gasoline
engine running right by you with
the muffler off-ouly, of course, a
good bit louder and more rapid.
The machine gun, in fact, is a gas
.engine-being operated by the gas
from the shell as it explodes. You
start it off 03' tiring the first shell
. and it automatically continues as
long as there is any ammunition in
the belt. One gun is handled by
each squad, about four men to ope
rate the belt filling Machine and the
balance of the squad to pass amrau-?
nition etc., with the exception of
the corporal who acts as guuner.
The part of the platoon leader is to
:find tbe raugc etc., and carry ouo
the instructions of the C. O. as.
to handling the guns in his platoon,
to draw sketches aud to do about a
million other things.
This letter is pretty full of array
work, but as you know I haven't
time to let mv mind get awar from
' it. I know you will pardo? ^ muoh
reference to my work.
With lots of -we from
Camp Whaler, Ga.
HKarettes for Soldiers.
We are glad to see every move
ment which is intended to add some
comfort to our soldier boys now in
camp, and we shall rejoice even
more when these comforts are be
stowed upon them after they reach
French soil. But we cannot endorse
the movement for supplying them
with cigarettes. It has been admit
ted for quite a while that cigarettes
are very injurious, especially to
young men. There is a division of
opinion among the doctors as to the
injuriousness of cigarettes, but a
majority or them are free to say
that tobacco in this form is dan
gerous because one who becomes a
cigarette smoker almost invariably
carries the habit to excess. The
fact that such a large per cent of
those who have been enlisted or
drafted for service in this country
are physically unfit shows that there
must be some cause for this degen
eracy. Such was not the case in
the war between the States. It is
not reasonable that the widespread
use of cigarettes among our boys
has had much to do with under
mining their health? Many a
yoong fellow whose fingers were
never stained with cigarettes while
at home will contract the habit be
cause these 'coffin tacks' will be
given to them free. We are sorry
that these well intentioned people
have fallen upon this way of show
ing their interest in the soldiers."
Correct. A gentleman remarked
to us the other day that he had no
sympathy whatever with the effort
to raise a tobacco fund for tire sol
diers, 01 for any one else. He said
he was ready and more than willing
to contribute to any fund that was
for the good of the men, but when
it came to the tobacco business he
was not in it. We are sure that
there is not a greater evil than the
cigarette evil, and the time has
Cume when this must be recognized.
(Continued from First Page.)
demonstrations were viewed with
interest, and she concluded by
serving all a cup of hot cocoa, which
she had made. The hostess added
fancy cakes, with this enjoyable
The next meeting will be on
Thursday, Nov. 22, 3:30 o'clock
with Mrs. White, at which time
Miss Major will tell how to plan the
Mr. P. N. Lott, who was operated
on last week at the Margaret Wright
Hospital, is very much better, and
every one will be glad to know that
he is now improving.
Mrs. Bouknight, of Gainesville,
Fla., is visiting her niece, Mrs. J.
Miss Hortense Landrum, of Bates
burg, is visiting friends here.
There is a movement on foot to
organize a R>d Cross Society here.
Several already have joined. Mr.
S. J. Watson will have the organiz
ation of it, in charge, and will re
ceive the fee. There is no doubt
but that the necessary membership
will quickly be gotten.
The apollo music club was pleas
lantly entertained last Tuesday by
Mr. Ji W. Marsh, and all enjoy 3d
the two hours spent in this hospitable
A short business session was con
ducted by Mrs. E. R. Mobley, and
three new members were gained,
Misses Mongomery, Garhngton and
Galbraith. Miss Gladys Sawyer
was leader for the musical hour.
The subject was "The First Opera",
and Miss Gertrude Strother gave a
paper on this. Current events was
given by Mrs. M. T. Turner.
? Thesingers or" this period were
told of by Mrs. G. D. Walker and
Miss Zena Payne.
A reading, "The Old Violin",
was given by Mrs. Lotfg. *
Vocal Solo-Miss Clara Sawyer.
Overture-"The Magic Flute",
Piano duet-Mrs. L. S. Maxwell,
Miss Gladys Sawyer.
During a pleasant intermingling,
the hostess served a salad course,
Within the last three weeks, V.
E.Edwards bas sold 110 bicycles
from his establisnment.
Mr. Oscar Watson has bought out
the stock of the grocery store of
Mr. Claud Hart.
The latter's health is such that he
will be unable longer to continue in
Lieuts. David and YV tllie Uutzs,
of Camp Jackson, and Mr. Roland
Outzs, of Wofford College, came
home to attend the burial of their
uncle, Mr. Addison W. Lynch.
Miss Nell Hyot is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Long.
Mrs. Henry Whitaker and little
son, are visiting relatives here.
Misses Glover, of Beech Island,
spent last week with Miss Alma
Woodward, and together they at
tended the State Fair.
Dr. Horace Wright has been
spending a few days here with
Misses Frances Turner, Bettie
Waters ami Loise Hoyt, of Green
ville Woman's College, spent the
latter part of the past week at their
homes here, the students having been
allowed Thursday and Friday for
the State Fair, if any desired to at
Capt. John Warren, of Camp
j Jackson, was a welcome visitor here
during the week.
Mr. and Mr*. Charlton Lynch and
Miss Lena Holsteiu came over on
Saturday to attend the funeral of
Mr. Addison W. Lynch.
Rev. W. S. Brooke went to
Charleston on Monday to assist in
the State Evangelistical Campaign,
which is being held as State Mission
Work. Especially are these meet
ings being held where the canton
Mesdames Herbert Eidson and
Walter Sawyer were at home on last
Friday afternoon, to a number of
their friends, the occasion being a
As the guests arrived, they were
ushered in darkened rooms, where
witches, bats and black cats and
other fateful symbols grinned at
them from darkened corners, and
boggy faces hanging about made
the arrivals frequently dodge.
There was much fun as the guests
would come in.
After all had arrived, the lights
were turned on, which caused these
spooks to disappear, and the score
cards, with Halloween decorations
were given for a game of Rook.
The tables were decorated in autumn
'leaves and gold and yellow flowers,
and held yellow baskets of fudge to
Eight games were had, which
were bright and merry.
Refreshments were served by
Misses Sara and Georgia Sawyer and
Eva Rushton and Mrs. Olin Eidson,
On each table a large tray of
various kinds of sandwiches was
placed, and Russian tea was served
from dainty hand-painted china.
The occasion was one of many
The club womfcn of Johnston are
pleasantly anticipating a visit from
the Pres. General of Federated
clubs, Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowies, of
Lus Angeles, Cal.
Lier husband, Dr. Cowies, is
pleasantly remembered by many
here, having for several years been
a practicing physician, and still
keeps in touch with some of these
Mrs. Cowies is now on her itiner
ary, and hfcr husband, whj is duly
proud of her, has written to Miss
Zena Payne, telling that she will pass
through Johneton, on Nov. 6th, on
1 o'clock train, and will be glad to
speak a. few words to interested
friends, Dr. Cowies especially men
tioned his ""warm friends, the
Mobleyp, Mrs. Huiet, Miss Eliza
M i ms, Mrs. Latimer, and the family
of Mr. Payne, and all others that
remembered him. He wanted them
to know his wife, of whom he was
Although, Dr. Cowies stated that
she would make a minute talk from
the train platform, it is the intention
of the club to have her stop over
for the afternoon and give a public
address, for perhaps not soon, will
the clubs of Johnston again have
tho privilege of having the Pres.
General in their town.
Examination for Edgefield Post
The Advertiser has received an
official announcement that an exam
ination will be held at Aiken No
vember 28 by the Civil Service Com
mission to fill the vacancy in the
Edgefield postofKce. To be eligi
ble for this examination an appli
cant must be a citizen of the Uni
ted States, must reside within the
delivery of the office, must have
been a resident at the time the va
Icanoy occured and must te at least
21 years of age.
Tells Of Strange
ANDERSON WOMAN DE
CfcARES SHE WAS FORC
ED TO ENDURE SO
EXwk? Wuniis Or Ai) v nr. Pvn-TnOiP .
Wno MAY BE EXPERIENCING
SAME TROUBLES SHE DID.
"I think every ailing person
should take Tanlac," declared
Mrs. Girtie Haguewood, of 50 Riv
erside, Anderson, in a statement she
gave May 20th. "I suffered from
an aggravated liver trouble and
kidney trouble, and I was on the
verge of a breakdown when I be
gan taking taking Tanlac. I fre
quently had dizzy spells so severe
that I could hardly walk, and when
I was in considerable pain, too.
My back was so weak and hurt me
so much I had to have help in leav
! mg my bed, and I had. the most
awful atf.n.'-ks of sick headache. I.
could do no work and was just able
to be out of bed.
"But the Tanlac got me in fine
shape and I am strong and hearty
i now. My skin has cleared up a
lot and I do not have those dizzy
spells now. I have a fine appetite,
too, and I never belch up my food
as I used to. The Tanlac got my
1 kidneys and back in fine shape,
too, and I'm not troubled with
headache. It is a great medicine,
Tanlac, the Master Medicine, is
Edgefield, Penn & Holstein.
Cold Springs, H Ernest Quarles.
Edgefield, R F D No 2, J. H.
Johnston, Johnston Drug Com
Modoc, G C McDaniel.
Parksville, Robertson & Cora
Plum Branch, J W Bracknell &
Plum Branch, R F D No 2, E P
Winn & Bro.
Trenton. G W Wise.
Several ehipments of Men and
Boy's suits just received. Prices
reasonable. Give us a trial and you
will find what you want for less
FOR SALE: 200- bushels of na
tive grown Fulghura Oats at ?2.00
per bushel f. o. b, Edgefield C J Hill,
Aiken, S. C.
Wanted: We v/ant to buy sweet
potatoes. Write or wire us for
prices. William.3 Co., Greenville,
Wonder how many people stop to
consider that it is the eve of all saints
or all hallows, and to delve further into
history we want to remind you that
we can show you some good values in
Sweaters, Knit Caps, Knit Skirts,
Shawls, Underwear in heavy and light
weights, Kid, Silk and Cotton' Gloves,
Women's. Misses', Children's and Boys'
large Silk Hosiery, Sea Island, Check
Homespun, Solid and Fancy Outings,
Flannel, Damask, Doilies, Towels, Ging
hams, Dress Goods, Corduroy in Vel
vets, Colored Velvets, Thread, Wall
Paper, Bath Robes in pattern and made
up, Hand Bags, Shoes, Jewelry, Blank
Plant your Hycinths, Narcissus, But
tercups now before it is too late. We
have them in colors and white.
The . Corner . Store
The store that always says, Thank You
Kesponsible For 95
Per Cent, of Illness
Is the Self Poisoning of the
RESULTS ARE SERIOUS
AN EDGEFIELD MAN GIVES
His Testimony Will Ipterest Every
New Discovery, Vitoria, is Said
to Overcome This Dreaded
Scientists hold that ninety-five per
cent, of all human ills are due to
auto-intoxication. In fact, every
body is subject to this trouble to a
greater or less extent, but few are
said to realize they are affected until
some severe ailment or disease de
velops as a result of it.
Auto-intoxication can be best
ascribed to our own neglect or
carelessness. When the organs
falter or fail in the discharge of
their duties, the putrefactive germs
set in and generate toxins-actual
poisons, which fills one's own body.
It. is then that the more serious j kidney trouble."
consequences begin. Price 60c., at all dealers. Don't
Sleepiness after meals, flushing of ?simply ask for a kidney remedy
The value of local evidence is in
disputable. It is the kind of evi
dence we accept as true because we
know we can prove it for ourselves.
There has been plenty of such evi
dence in the Edget?eld papers late
ly, and this straightforward testi
mony has established a confidence
in the minds of Edgefield people
that will not be easily shaken.
T. J. Paul, prop, of garage, Je
ter St., Edgefield, says: "Kidnej
trouble in my case was brought on
by being on my feet continually. I
bad a dull pain in my back and I
tired easily. When I was on my
feet for any length of time my back
got sore and stiff. My rest was
broken at night as the kidney se
cretions were too frequent in pas
sage, causing rae to get up a num
ber of times. Three boxes of Doan's
Kidney Pills, which I got at Penn
& Holstein's Drug Store, cured the
backache and other symptoms of
the face, extreme lassitude, bilious
ness, dizziness, sick headache, acidity
of the stomach, heartburn, offensive
breath, anemia, loss of ^veight and
muscular power, decrease of vitality
or loweriog of resistance to in
fectious diseases, disturbance of the
eye, dypsepsia, indigestion, gastritis,
many forms of catarrh, asthma, ear
affections and allied ailments result
from auto-intoxication or self-poison
In Europe this condition has been
treated with some success. How
ever, the method of treatment there
is considered antiquated when com
pared with the latest discovery in
this county. America has advanced
to a commanding position in chemis
try and a preparation has, at last,
been discovered and perfected, that
is said to be a combatant of the ail
ments arising from this insidious
poisoning of the human system.
More than that, Vilona, as it is called,
has proven to bc a stomachic, tonic,
appetizer and invigorant of astonish
ing merit. Unusual praise is being
accorded the preparation of people
who have taken it and been wonder
fully benefitted, and who declare it
seems to almost actually restore and
keep up the vigor of youth.
get Doan's Kidney Pills-the same
that Mr. Paul has twice publicly
recommended. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
"BEST BY TEST"
The State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T, Kinnaird, Esq., Probate
Whereas, J. Holstein bas made
suit to rue, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and
effects of M. M. Holstein.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and Creditors of the 6aid M.
M. Holstein, deceased, that they be
and appear before rae, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield,
C. H., S. C., in my office, of Nov.
12th, 1917, after publication there
of, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not
Given under my Hand, this 25th
day of October, ?. D., 1017.
W. T. KINNAIRD.
Probate Judge, E. C.
Oct. 2?, 1917-3t-e.
FOR SALE: About 20 pigs for
sale, from ?3.50 to S5.0U each. Al
vin A. Cbeathara, Edgefield, S. ?,
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. AU persons failing to*heed
this notice will be prosecuted under
MRS. M. J. NORRIS.
Land For Sale.
Let us quote you.
DAVID SLUSKY & SON
BuckBeirs ?rnica SaBve
The Dest Salve In The World.
We, the undersigned executors of
the estate of Mrs. Bettie Williams,
deceased, will offer for sale at public
auction on the 15th day of November
at the late residence of the said de
ceased the following realestate 133
acres of land, more or less, bounded
on the North by lands of Bub Clax
ton; East by lands of Lewis Lybrand:
South by lands of Hodge Moyer and
West by lands of John Claxton, and
located in Edgefield county four
miles south of Ridge Spring. Good
school and church in one mile of
place. Terms of sale cash.
C. W. Salter,