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to 40 degrees below zero. Though I
may be in France by the time winter
Sister, I have just gotten back
from the Rifle Range. Left Water
vliet Tuesday and got back Thurs
day. I made a fine record and won a
marksmanship. Only twenty made it
out of 150 men, so you see I am
proud of it. Believe me, I am a crack
shot with my rifle. I made ten bull's
. eyes out of fifteen shots 400 yards
away. I made the best on long range
ouc of the whole company. Then we
. had ten shots of rapid fire with only
one moment to shoot and I picked a
fine bull's eye out of that. If I were
in the Infantry I would get a medal
and may get ?ne anyway. Tell Mama
and Papa they have a son in the ar
my who is marksman. I almost for
got to tell where the Rifle Range is.
It is at Albany, N. Y. and is the New
York State Rifle Range. Let me say
here, it certainly takes a nerve to
make a marksmanship on a range
like that. f
I can't say when I'll have the
chance to come home so don't look
for me. Tell Papa I got paid off to
day and if I don't get my furlough
this month I'll send some money
I think I'll go to work in the shop
ia a few days, as they have almost
completed the big new shop.
Well, I don't know much news.
Last Monday was celebrated here as
it was Labor Day. There was a great
parade in Troy with seven brass
bands and they certainly could play.
I guess there were about five thous
and laborers in the parade.
. Now tell Papa and Mamma not to
worry about me one bit for I am do
ing fine and I don't think the war
will inst much longer.
Give my love to all the fam'i;- and
tell everyone "hello" for mc. /rite
Your loving brot>..
R. M. Scurry.
Mr. Stobo Prescott Writes to
His Sister, Mrs. Ben. Rub
enstein From France.
August 6, 1918.
My Dear Sister:
Your long looked for letters re
ceived this week and sure was glad
to hear from you. You can't begin
to imagine just how glad I was when
the sergeant gave them to me. There
was quite a bunch of them. I knew
they would come sometime but did
n't think it would be quite so long
before I heard from you. I haven't
heard from Mother in almost a
month but guess I will get a good
many letters when the right ship
Well, I have already been in the
front line trenches and sure had j
some fun there. I did the cooking for j
my boys one day while we were there i
with an alcohol fire, but it was not
the kind that is "drinkable" < r I j
doubt if the boys would have taken
. it all in "drinks."
Talking about going in swimming
-I jvent in a little river here in Ju
ly and came near freezing before I
could get out. I know you all enjoy
going in the ponds there. Know I
would if I only had a chance.
The weather here now is just about
like March over there. L-wever have
seen quite so much rain before. The
mud here is something fierce when it
Mabel, just one year ago today we
moved from Greenwood to Camp
Sevier. I never shall forget that day
and how it rained.
Two years ago yesterday, Janie
and I were married-and look where
' I am today. Little did I think that I
would ever get this -far from home
and you all. We can't tell what will
happen to us these days, though.
I know Wallace Hammond is glad
that some of the boys from his part
of the country had to leave their hap
py homes for army life besides him.
I saw him the other day and he said
the last time he heard from home
that he was the only one from Col
liers in the army.
What has become of Eustace Pres
cott? Guess Uncle Sam will soon
have him if he hasn't already got
You need not worry about me
needing things from home. We get
everything we need here except the
kind of cigarettes we want. I am
healthy and strong-feel better than
I have ever felt before. I weigh 170
pounds. Can you imagine me being
that fat? Army life agrees with me
just as it does all the boys. I hope I
wont get any larger.
Am going to have some pictures
taken to send home as soon as I can
get off to go to the photographer.
If yon add to my old address A. P.
0. No. 749 I will get my mail a little
quicker. I will have to close for this
Kindest regards to Ben and much
leve to you I am,
Your devoted brother,
Stobo F. Prescott,
Cottage Cheese Demonstration.
' Miss Elizabeth Forney, State spec
ialist in dairying, will demonstrate
the making of cottage cheese, etc.,
at the"f?ll?'wirig clubs nextVwe^k^f
Monday, September 16, Antioch.
Tuesday, September 17, Long
Wednesday, A. M., September 18,
Wednesday, P. M., September 18,
Thursday, September 19, Red Hill.
Friday A. M., September 20, Edge
Friday P. M., September 20, Cleo
Emergency Home Deni. Agt.
Change of Sentiment..
During the pa,?t twelve months
there has been a decided change of
sentiment among our people concern
ing the war. Practically all of the
people of Edgefield county are more
patriotic and there is a desire among
most families to have a part, an'ac
tive part, in winning the war. Those
who are lacking in patriotism will be
painfully conscious of hading had no
part in winning the war when our
boys return with honors from the
field of conflict. The following letter
from an Edgefield young man who is
residing temporarily in another part
of the State reflects a splendid spir
it and there are hundreds like him in
Charleston, S. C.
September 8, 1918.
Mr. J. L. Mims,
Edgefield, S. C. *
Dear Mr. Minis:
I am sending my registration card
which I hope will reach you all right.
Don't send me any questionnaire as
I am claiming nc exemption. Notify
me at this place. I am ready at any
time and would like to be among the
first to be called. Will keep you post
ed as to where I am, should I move
my boarding place.
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.
W. S. MOBLEY,
At Lewis' store, Johnston, S. C. .
Bonds and Stocks (Actual Market Val
ue June 29, 1918)....$15,358,078.00
Real Estate. 535,000.00
Loans on bond and mort
Premiums in course of col
Interest, dividends and
rents accrued. 149,522.43
Cash on deposit and in of
TOTAL ASSETS.... $20,723,219.45
Joseph C. Baldwin, Jr.
E. C. Converse
C. A. GRIF
LET ME S
1 represent the Abbevill
Insurance Association, am
efs money on their fire ins
me by mail or in person
pires. Your insurance is ^
big expense to be paid or
stockholders, as is the case
See me and let me infor
tual company is.
Trenton, S. C.'
Movements of Our Soldiers and
Mr. Thomas Corley reached home
from ^qr^olk,, about. 10 days apb
and ran lover to Augusta Sunday
and led a beautiful bride to the
Mr. Charlie Morgan came down
from Camp levier for a hurried visit
Mr. Alfred Corar also came
down from Camp Sevier on a week
end furlough to visit his mother,
Mrs. Julia Covar.
Mr. J. D. Holstein came over
from Camp Jackson for Sunday in
Mr. D. P. Morgan came from
New York for a few days while ljis
ship was in port.
Mr S. 1?. Mays came home from
Norfolk for the week-end.
Dr. Eustice Prescott came home
last week from Charleston on a.
Mr. J. Trapp McManus returned
Saturday to his post of duty near
Washington after spending a month
very pleasantly at home.
All of these young men receeived
very affectionate greetings.
FOR SALE-A 309 Acre
well improved, farm near
?Trenton, on the Augusta Road.
?Well watered, well improved,
! partly wired.
Splendid dwelling, barns,
i Fine crops of cotton, corn,
j wheat, oats this year. Let me
drive you over the very best
farm available. Hurry!
E. J. NORRIS,
Real Estate and Ina.
Edge?eld, S. C.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard trenernl strengtheninc tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enriches the blood, and builds up the sys
Voa. A true tonic. For adults and child. cn. 5?**
f New York
ment, July 1, 1918
Losses in Process of Ad
justment . 993,640.69
All other Claims_. 336,363.95
Reserve for dividend, pay
able July 10, 1918. 300,000.00
Reserve for Contingencies 50,000.00
Net Surplus 5,543,288.19
Po m roy
John J. Riker
Edward R. Stettinlus
Henry R. Taylor
Albert H. Wiggin
LD, S. C.
e-Greenwood Mutual Fire
d will save property own
urance if they will notify
when their insurance ex
.vritten at actual cost-no
big profits to be paid to
in the old line fire com
m you as to what this mu
. P. SALTER
I Our Ladies9 Department
We invite the ladies in to see our new
arrivals in tailor-made suits in serges,
garbadines, broadcloth and wool pop
lins. Our prices range from $ 15 to $50.
We bought these goods early and can
sell you cheaper than the large city.
We are also showing a handsome line
of, ladies' coats in plush, velvet and
Large stock of dresses in taffeta, mes
saline and serges.
Beautiful line of ladies' waists in wash
silks, Georgette and crepe de chine.
My line of Millinery is the largest and
most complete we have ever carried.
Our store will be closed Monday on account Jewish holiday
The acute labor situation makes it necessary for every
farmer to supply his farm with every labor-saving de
vice possible. We have just received the following that
should interest the farmers of Edgefield county at tjiis
Fairbanks-Morse Oil Engines with built-in magneta.
One and a half horse power, 3-horse power and 6-horse
Tilting Table Wood Saws, Cord Wood Saws all sizes,
Feed Grindero, Cane Mills and Evaporators,
Large'stock of Belting, Lace, Lace Leather, Babbit,
Piping, Fittings, Ejectors, Injectors, Lubricators, Grease
Come to us for your machinery needs.
Stewart & Kernaghan