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V acquainted with him as I am with
I have been at the front several
times. Now I do not feel right unless
I can hear the crash of the artillery
and the whistle of machine gun and
I almost forgot to mention the
.lanes and their hum through space.
There is nothing more thrilling than
tc witness a battle between our
planes and those of the enemy. Dare
devils they are. I have witnessed
several of them, thousands of feet
mp into space. I have seen them fall
crashing to the earth or probably in
burning fi?mes. They are brave and
When I last wrote you I did not
think there would ever be any warm
weather here. I have somewhat
changed my mind for we have had
?ome real warm weather since. It is
nothing, though, to compare with the
summer time in our old South Land
in the States. The nights are always
I could give you some idea what
kind of country France is but it
would take too much time. I think
I have already described some of it
in letters to you before. But I will
say it is beautiful still.
Every soldier and citizen is striv
ing for the victory of the common
cause, and for the defeat forever of
German militarism. If victory is ours
and it must and wilt be, we are wil
ling to sacrifice the last drop of our
.lood to attain it. You can not defeat
such a wonderful and brave people.
My address is the same: Corporal
W. F. Manson, Co. D, 114th M. G.
in., A. E. F. I. also received a letter
from Grady dated the 7th of July,
the same day I received yours. He
was doing fine and was in fine spir
its. I am so glad he is. Am glad he
had the chance to come home, though
he might be somewhere else now. I
shall write him at once. I wrote Al
ma a letter a few days ago. You
rau.it tell her and M. L. they mst
write to me. I shall try to write to
everybody every chance I ha* ..
I hope little Hugh recover I from
the fever all right. Would like so
much to see all the children. I guess
they have almost forgotten me. Some
of them, I imagine, are getting to be
pretty big men now.
I heard of the death of the lament
ed Senator B. R. Tillman a short
while before I got your letter. We
have certainly lost a great man of
the Nation and State. I think he was
one of the greatest statesman the
State has ever produced and he will
rank with any in the Nation. He is
no more in life but his works will-go
down in history when generations
have come and gone.
I guess election campaigns this
year have been running warm.
It's getting: so dark I will have to
close. You must write to me as often
as you can, Mother, and tell me all
the news. Give my regards to all my
friends. With love to you and all the
family I will bid you good night. May
His love forever guide your destiny
and that of every one safely always.
W. F. Manson.
Mrs. Mary Crouch of Ridge
Spring Receives Letter
From Brother in Can
Sydney, Neva Scotia.
August 31, 1918.
I will write you a few lines so you
will hear from me once more in this
old life. I am now in Northern Can
ada in a place by the name of Nova
Scotia. Am in the hospital with
mumps. There are ten of us here
together and a bunch with the meas
les, too. I am getting along fine now.
I guess we will be here about three
If Liller is still there tell her I
would write to her but don't know
where to write so will write to her
I guess you all are now picking
cotton out there. This is certain
ly a pretty country up here. It is as
cool here now as it is there in Nov
ember or December.
I don't know where we will go
from here. Well, I will write more
next time. My address is
Private G. T. Smith,
Maxham Convalescent Home
Sidney, N. S.
FOR _RENT - Vital -Conservation
Ranch (six miles south of Newberry).
A thoroughly reliable and progres
sive family will have a very unusual
opportunity to come into a very de
Address, DR. G. WEBER, New
berry, S. C.
Just received a siiipment 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.
For Rent: Good two or three-horse
farm. Good land well fenced, good
orchard, plenty of water. Apply to
H. S. Gardner, North Augusta, S. C.
The Union Meeting of the third
division will meet with the Plum
Branch church September 28 and
29. The program follows:
ll A. M. Devotional by moderator.
11.30. Enrollment of delegate?
First Query: Are Baptists doing
their part in winning the world for
Christ? J. M. Bussey, J. C. Harverly.
Second Query: Why all Baptists
should attend their annual associa
tion. G. W. Bussey, Jr., and L. G.
Third Query: What is an all-round
Christian worker? J. G. McGee and
Dr. Wm. G. Blackwell.
Fourth Query: Is our zeal measur
ed by our sacrifice? Mr. Luther Black
well and J. W. Johnson.
Sunday school in usual order.
Missionary sermon by Rev. Kugher.
Adjournment for dinner.
Fifth Query: What is the respon
sibility of child training? T. Garrett
Sixth Query: What are some of
the perils that surround youth? S. T.
W. E. Bunch,
Union Meeting. [
The Union Meeting will be in ses
sion at Bold Springs September 28
and 29. The opening exercises will be
in charge of the moderator, M. B.
Hamilton. The following programme
has been arranged for the two days:
11:30. Millions for Missions, Rev.
H.' B. White; Rev. P. B. Lanham.
Dinner and aoeial hour on the
2:30. Financing the Kingdom at a
Time Like This. D. L. Burnett; M.
3:30. The Sunday School Usin^ Its
Opportunity. Prof. G. D. Bell; Hon.
R. T. Strom.
11:00 Twenty Minute Missionary
11:30. Our $350,000 Educational
Drive. O. Sheppard; Rev. Chas. A.
Dinner and social hour on the
2:30. What Our Auxiliary Socie
ties Are Doing and Planning to Do.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Division Presi
dent, and other lady workers in
3:30. The Relation of Our Church
es to the Present World War. Hon.
J. L. Mims; Hon. A. S. Tompkins.
We desire full representation from
the churches both days.
C. G. WELLS,
Union Meeting Second Division
of Edgefield Association.
The union meeting of the 2nd div
ision of the Edgefield Association
will convene with Republican church
September 28 and 29, 1918. and the
following program will be carried
11 A. M. Devotional services.
11:30 A. M. Organization and ap
pointment of committees.
12 M. How may we reach and de
velop the weak and indifferent mem
bers of the church in all the phases
of our work? S. B. Mays, J. D. Hugh
ey and Tobe Lanham.
1 P. M. Dinner.
2 P. M. Do Baptists believe in
church discipline? If so, is it not sad
ly neglected? P. B. Lanham, J. O.
Atkinson, and' Thos. Adams.
3 P. M. Question Box.
3:30 P. M. Exposition of Romans
G:l-8, Rev. C. W. Kneeland.
4 P. M. Adjourn.
11 A. M. Doctrinal sermon, Rev.
C. W. Kneeland.
12 M. Dinner.
1:30 P. M. Sunday school mass
meeting, conducted by pastor J. W.
3:30 P. M. Adjourn.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD.
Notice is hereby given that we will
sell at farm located two miles North
of Trenton, S. "C., and at the resi- '
dence of the late Jacob L. Smith at ?
Johnston, in the County and State
aforesaid, at Eleven O'clock A. M.
on the 4th day of October 1918, and
continuing from day to day, if nec
essary, certain personal property and
real estate in action belonging to ?the
Estate of Jacob L. Smith, Deceased,
consisting of Real Estate, Stocks in
Corporations and Companies, live
stock, vehicles, farm implements,
notes and accounts, and any and all
personal property of said estate, the
sale of which such as is authorized
by his last will and testament.
M. Ada Smith,
Ervin N. Smith.
Earle H. Smith,
As Executrix, and as Executors of
the last will and testament of Ja
cob L. Smith, deed.
Sept. 3rd., 1918.
We must raise wheat ^
^ fer our Annies and
. ti., for our Allies ^. \
Wheat is the most important War Crap,
tinta its production is increased still mere
there will not be enough to remore the dan
ger of a Food Shortage from the Frost.
Qi tweive most importaat Food Grope, th? entire
emmtrj gained ia planted acreage in 1917 ever acreage of
1914^-28,124,030 acres. -J -J
Of ?ys gam the Southern States increased 14,965,&G0
acres or,57 per cent of the whole.
Of tfee adrvidual crops the South gained:
In Wheat-1,976,&?0 acres, er 56 per cent of the wfeole.
In Cera-6,582,$90 acres, ? 41 per eeni ef the whoJe.
In Other Food Crops-6,407,8$$ acnas, ar 37 per oeai
of the whole._._ .^>...
Of fee Fal wheat acreage ef 1918 t?ere was an in
crease of 3,067,00c) acres, cf whieh the South gained 2,332,
??6 acres, er 76 per cent
*But ve ean do still better in 1919. i:
L#efs back up Oui' Boys in France. It is no tess ?HT
duty to tarnish them and our allies food than it is their
duty to fight. We are raising this faH an ample eetton crop
to clothe ancj provide edible fats and ?iii for our boys. Let
us raise a big grain crop next spring to help feed them.
It ?aa be done. The labor requirements are compara
tively small, and the acre yields may be increased with good
seed, a well prepared seed bed and a liberal application of
Augusta Packing Co.
On New Savannah Road, on Belt Line
Phone 518-P. O. Box 818
We buy Cuttle. Flogs, Sheep, Calves, lu the
market at all seasons of thc year.
Car load lots or less. Wc charge no commission.
SHIP US YOUR CALVES
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
, Oats, Hay and all
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
I?" See our representative. C. E. May.
4 BARRETT & COMPANY
Since the Oil Mill has closed down 1 will handle
Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls
on a larger scale. See me before buying.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR COTTON SEED
A lot of Red Cedar Shingles for sale
M. ?. Taylor
R. E. RUSSELL, JR. R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL & ALLEN
857, 859 and 861 Reynolds Street
Bonded Warehouse. Liberal advances on cotton in
storage. Correspondence invitedfand consignments
I represent the Abbeville-Greenwood_;Mutual Fire
Insurance Association, and will save property own
ers money on their fire insurance it' they will notify
me by mail or in person when their insurance ex
pires. Your insurance is written at actual cost-no
big expense to be paid or big profits to bc paid to
stockholders, as j's the case in the old line fire com
See me and let mc inform you as to what this mu
tual company is.
T. P. SALTER
Trenton, S. C.
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