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AN INTERESTING LETTER.
Interesting Lettr Received By
The Lamented D. R. Duri
soe During the Civil
It will be interesting: while read
ing the letters from our soldier boys
in France to read some letters writ
ten from the battlefields of the Six
_ ties. Slr. Roper Day of Trenton very
kindly mailed the writer several let
ters that were received by his grand
father the lamented D. Roper Duri
soe, and we will publish one each
Valley of the Massaponax, Va.,
May 20th, 1862.
I take the present opportunity of
writing you a few lines to let you
know how we all get on. Well, I be
lieve all of the boys are well at pres
ent and in fine spirits. We are camp
ed in a beautiful grove three miles
from Fredericksburg. We have moved
five miles from summit point. We
got here Sunday last.
We have been doing picket duty
ever since we got to Virginia. We
have been resting two days, the first
rest we have had in three weeks. We
went on picket last Friday near the
river and we saw plenty of Yanks.
Some of our company kept up a
very brisk firing all the morning at
the Yanks and they returned the
shot every time.I got within about
six hundred yards of about fifty of
them before I saw them and I soon
had business another way. We are
within a mile of each other and I am
going over to swap bacon for coffee
with them the first time I see them
without any arms. I have been close
enough to speak to them if I had
been allowed to do so. It is against
rules to speak to them only without
We are seeing the devil. No, we
have not got a tent in the regiment
only for the big dogs. Gregg and Mc
Gowan have tents but no one else.
We have to sleep on the ground and
cover with the clouds. The people in
Richmond are very uneasy. They
think the enemy will have Richmond
shortly. I understand they are mov
ing all of the^valuable property away
I believe a portion of our sick
have returned to camp. Sammy Lott
DeLoach got in. yesterday. Toney has
not come yet. I suppose he will come ;
in a few days. We have 130 sick out
of our regiment.
I understand that the Bloody Sev- :
enth is at Richmond. I suppose you
have heard that Stuart is captain of :
the company. I expect we will be or- ]
dered to Richmond in a few days. We '
have been all over Virginia looking
.up a fight but the name of the Bloody '
14th scares the Yanks clean off of. '
the land of the living. It is a good i
thing to have a brave name. If a 1
man has the name of rising early he
can sleep all day.
Eight of Colonel Edwards' men '
were captured by the Yanks the oth- ?
er day and a lieutenant also. i
Some think we stand a good chance ;
of being taken but I don't. If they ;
get in the rear of us we can join
Stonewall Jackson and give them as '
good as they send. Gregg is trying to '
get his brigade in with Jackson. If
we get with him we will see hell and
a heap of it.
What do you think about the war
anyhow? I understand you have an
idea of joining our company. If you
will take my advice you will never
cor>>e to this State. You know you
are not .very healthy anyhow and this
climate will not agree with you and
I know you and old Brit won't agree
for he is as .cross as he can be. He
talks to his men like they were ne
groes, some of them. He has never
given me a cross' word yet but I do
not know how soon he may, though.
Willie and I have an idea of dig
ging us a cave to live in as we have
no tent. I don't know how I'll do.
Well, I must close. This is the
third letter I have written to you
and I think it is time you had an
swered them. Tell Julia and Sallie I
will write to them next- I don't know
anything at present that would inter
est them more than I have written to
you. Give my love to all and accept
the same from
Your true and affectionate friend,
Goodwin requested me to say to
you that he had received your letter '
and he would answer it in a day or
two. He also sends his love to you
all. Charley'is well and sends his love
Valuable Farm For Sale.
Valuable farm of 162 acres near
Johnston for sale. Good improve
ments, four or five horse-farm under
cultivation. Adjoining lands of Mr.
J. W. Hardy and Mrs. A. L. Mobley,
For terms, etc., apply to
W. S. Mobley
At Lewis' store, Johnston, S. C.
Letter From Rev. G. W.
To Tho Edgefield Advertiser:
Dear Old Friend: On my return
yesterday evening from a series of
meetings in three of my churches
on this side the river, I found an
nvitation from Mrs. Mims to W.
M. U. meeting of the Edgefield As
sociation the 29th inst. I wish 1
could attend, but will not be able
to do so for lack of lime. With an
eye to economj7, I have endeavored
to carry on meetings at the three
ohurches on this side myself, with
out asking in help. Gave each
church 5 days. There were more
than 30 members added. We will
not protiact at the Grove church on
account of the Association to meet
there this year. At the Modoc
church I asked Bro. P. H. Bussey,
of Greenwood to conduct the meet
ing, but have not heard as to re
While the old Advertiser does
not come regularly, we are always
glad to get it, like a letter from
Wife and I both enjoy good
health, and my people are so kind
to us, we are pleased with our sur- !
ronndings. But I love to go back to
Hope to meet you at the associa- ?
tion at the Grove.
G. W. Bussey.
Martin, Ga., Aug. 25, 191S.
The State of Mississippi has chal
lenged South Carolina. Mississippi
has overpledged its year's quota in 1
the War Savings campaign. Other
states have oversubscribed their quo
tas, but Mississippi is the only other
state in the country that has a col
ored population larger than its white
population as the Palmetto state. A .
report reaching the South Carolina
War Savings committee shows that '
with a quota of $36,230,900, Miss- !
issippi pledged $36,475,317; where-j
as, South Carolina, with a year's ?
quota of $33,000,000, pledged only;
Missssippi's 0 sensational achieve- ;
ment strikingly refutes the claims of
those who state that South Carolina
could never invest $33,000,000 in
W. S. S. in one year. This state is ful
ly as prosperous as Mississippi, and
its people are certainly as patriotic
as those of the sister Southern state.
The difference is that the people of
Mississippi are convinced of the se
rious importance of the war savings
movement. That is proven by the
fact that fully 85 per cent of the
population of Mississippi pledged
themselves to purchase W. S. S. Had
the same proportion of people in
this state pledged themselves, the
Palmetto State's showing would have
been fully as good, is the view held
It is not too late for South Caro
lina to equal Mississippi's record,
which is a matter of pledges. If ihe
people of the state who sighed pledg
es during the June W. S. S. cam
paign will faithfully make their
pledges good, and buy even more
W. S. S. than they pledged; and ;f
those who did not pledge themselves
will buy freely, the Palmetto state
may equal Or exceed Mississippi's fi
nal showing-but for thc present
Mississippi's feat stands as a chal
lenge to South Carolina.-Greenville
Free Concert in Opera House.
Next Monday night at nine
o'clock a free concert will be held
in the opera house by the Little
Hoys' Drum and Bogle Corps of the
Georgia Industrial Home of Macon.
These little fellows are making a
tour of this section in an auto truck
and will visit Ed gefiel d next Mon
day. We trust that they will be
well received and that their stay in
Edgetield will be made pleasant.
They are corning from a home for
homeless orphan boys, which is a
cause that should appeal to every
heart. Let's give the drum and
bugle corps a large audience. Ke
inem ber the time and place. Mon
day night, September 2 in the opera
Card of Thanks
Although defeated I want the
people of Edgefield county to know
that I am grateful to them for their
support for the past 10 years I
shall continue to discharge the du
ties as treasurer until the expiration
of the term with uniform courtesy
to friend and foe alike.
J. Ti Mims.
1 Overland car.
1 Saxon car.
1 Jersey Milch Cow.
J. T. Harling,
Edgefield, S. C.
Just received a shipment of No.
2 Cane Mills that were bought early
and I can sell them at the old price.
See or write me at once. J. H. REEL.
Cold Spring News.
Our protracted meeting closed Fri
day afternoon. Mr. Hogan from Mc
Cormick assisted Mr. Kesterson. W
had fine sermons every day and a
successful meeting, there being nine
converts for baptism. The ordinance
of Baptism was administered at An
tioch last Sunday morning with
those up there and some from Re
Miss Ethel Schenks from Edge
field is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bes
Mrs. J. P. Roberson and family
visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. 0. J
Holmes last week-end. Misses Lydia
and Manie Holmes returning with
them to spend a few days.
J,.tsii Mt. Oa e ns.,d ees(h vp uvrh
Mr. Wallace Reel motored Mr. 0.
J. Holmes and Mr. C. V. Holmes to
Camp Sevier last Thursday, return
Miss Alma McLendon from Au
gusta, Ga., was the guest of her aunt
Mrs. Byrd McClendon last week.
We hear orange blossoms are soon
to be around heflk.
Mrs. Tinie Jordan and daughter,
Clara, visited Mrs. Jasper McDaniel
Misses Pearl and Louise danton
are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Jack
Mr. Horace Quarles who had the
misfortune to break his leg above
his knee a few days ago is doing very
Mr. Charlie Bailey from Camp
Jackson was expected home this
week, but did not come.
Miss Lena Vance from Hephzibah
Ga., is visiting her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Holmes.
We are sorry to hear of Mr. Bruce
Timmerman's illness and hope he will
New York, Aug. 23.-The United
States will share with the allies their
sacrifice of food as well as blood in
the cause of world democracy, de
clared Federal Food Administrator
Hoover on his arrival today en route
to Washington, after a visit to Eng
land and France.
After asserting that we have "to
make good" a pledge to this effect
which he had given to the allied food
administrators while sitting "at a
common table in a common cause"
Mr. Hoover said, to do so, America
will next year have to supply the al
lies four billion pounds of fats, 900,
000,000 pounds of beef products,
500,000,000 of cereals and 1,500,00
tons of sugar. However Mr. Hoover
added, beginning September 1, there
will be no need for drastic food ra
tioning in the allied countries, except
in the case of sugar and beef.
In a statement dealing with his ob
servations abroad Mr. Hoover said
"Thc harvests in France, England
and Italy are better than one could
expect in the tremendous drain of
manpower to the front. This is due
to the women. There is no sight in ,
the world that would appeal to the
American heart as that of the literal
ly millions of women doing all the
working of getting in the harvests
while their men arc at work in the
shops and driving back the Germans.
Of the food stu??s which America
must export Mr. lioover said:
"After shipping is set aside for the
transport of thc American army and
for military purposes of the allies, a
definite amount of tonnage is mflflte
available, for the transport of fhe
program of food for civilian con
sumption. The purpose of our Euro
pean food conference has been to de
termine the amount of food upon
which health anil morale can be main
tained and to determine the nearest
possible sources of supply to the
allies of this food.
"Upon North America falls the
burden of food supply. While Cana
da can export 100,000,000 bushels
of grain this year, the niajor part of
the allied program for next year
falls upon us.
"We have also to feed our own
enormous army. We can do it if
we simply have the will to live with
every economy and waste nothing.
"By the great effort of our farmers
the United States harvests are better
this year, but in order that we may
build up a surplus of wheat this year
as against possible crop failures such
as we had last year, we have decided
to mix 20 per cent of other grains
with wheat flour in all the countries
fighting Germany. We cannot ask for
better bread than France, and we
propose the^American people should '
maintain a common standard of
bread with them.
"Under these arrangements, how
ever, the bread situation in the Unit
ed States will be much easier than
last year, and in allied countries
there will be an enormous improve
ment. Bread shipments to the allies
comprises 50 per cent of their food
intake. By supplying them with
bread, and in such amounts that will
not necessitate rationing on their
side, we can rest assured that their
courage and strength in the war will
remain high during next winter.
"lt will be a bad winter in Europe,
Do you need a mower to harvest your hay?
Now is the time to place your order. We sell
McCormick and Dane Mowers; and also carry
a full stock of parts and repairs. Better place
your order at once for a mower.
Large stock of cane mills and evaporators.
Get our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan
because coal will be much shorter
there than even last winter, and the
health of their populations cannot be
maintained if they, in addition, are
to be also restricted in their allow
ance of bread and fats. Our complete
fulfillment of our last year's prom
ises. in food and our assurance to
furnish even larger supplies this
next year, have removed from them
the least fear of hunger.
List of Men Who Registered
The following men registered
Saturday August ? 24, having at
tained their 21st year since June
Hubert L. Adams. Greenwood.?
William C. DeLaughter, Modoc.
J. Jefferson Lafayette Ouats,
L. Vernon Michael, Edgefield.
Jack McCarty, Trenton.
. J?dgarG. Strother, Edgefield.
Abbie Prince, Moss.
Walter Hill Cantelou, Edge
Jeese Temples, Johnston.
Robt. Harrison Parks, Jr., Co
Jeff Sharpton, Modoc.
Thomas Loyd Pardue, Kirksey
Junius Irving Padgett, Edge
J. F. Fickling, Edgefield.
Robt. Justus Collins, Kirksey.
Ernest Butler, Johnston.
Powell Brook Harrison, John
John Bonhara, McCormick.
Willie Simkins, Trenton.
Willie Henry Scott, Trenton.
Delaware Crawford, Edgefield.
Joe Perry, Edgefield.
Sammie Cherry, Johnston.
Hammond Nich, Collier.
George Williams, Edgefield.
David Thurmond, Trenton.
Samuel Ross North Augusta.
Joe Riley, Trenton.
Harry Samuele, Trenton.
Ollie Still, Pleasant Lane.
Andrew Padgett, Johnston.
Edward Glover, Winnsboro.
Frank Harris, Johnston.
Robt. Moseley, Cleora.
Joe Doggett, Edgefield.
Nathan Chiles, Edgefield.
James Blocker, Collier.
John Abney, Johnston.
Willie Anderson, Edgefield.
Grady Lewis, McCormick.
Jeff Bright, North Augusta.
The Bes? Salve la The World.
FOR SALE-A 309 Acre
well improved, farm near
Trenton, on the Augusta Road.
Well watered, well improved,
Splendid dwelling, barns,
Fine crops of cotton, corn,
wheat, oats this year. Let me
drive you over the very best
farm available. Hurry!
E. J. NORRIS,
, Real Estate and Ins.
Edgefield, S. C.
now To Give Quinine To Children.
FEBRILINE is th? trade-mark name given to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, picas.'
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
?ake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur*
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. The
(ene FJULINE is blown in Mottle. 25 ^eot*
I desire to announce to the public
that after September 1st, 1918,1 shall
occupy the store building now used by
Mr. H. H. Sanders, and shall continue
the same line of business as has been
conducted-there in the past.
We will carry a full line of staple
groceries and fresh and cured meats of
all kinds. We also hope to give a good
market for eggs, butter and other coun
Your patronage shall be appreciated.
J. D. KEMP