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made my arm sore. That is two I have
had and I have one more to take and
I will be glad when I finish.
Well, Roberta, I have gained three
pounds in a month. I was disappointed
Saturday when Tinie and Jimmie did
not come but last Satuiday Papa
came and many thanks to you, dear
Sister, McKie and Scrap for the nice
box of such good things to eat you
sent me. So many of my friends ate
some of it with me and my captain
also dined with me.
Roberta, for my sake don't give up
your music. Tell Lena to help you
sing. Now I want you all to be good
and do all you can for dear Mama
and Papa and tell Mama not to worry
about me for I am trusting God. He
will protect me. Tell Mama I will
mail her a letter tomorrow. Boss has
Well, as it is time to retire I must
close. Remember me to all the friends
both white and colored. Kiss dear
Mama for me and do write me often.
Love to you each from
Your devoted soldier brother,
Letter From James O. Shep
Headquarters Services of Supply.
Tours, France, September 12, 1918
Editor Edgefield Advertiser.
Edgefield, S. C.
My Dear Mr. Mims:
Some time rgo the editor of The
Edgefield Chronicle was kind enough
to give me a little space in which to
send greetings to the good people of
our county, and a few of my impres
sions of this country and its interest
ing and brave people ,and now I
trust that I may take the liberty of
imposing on you-for a few words
in reference to the great work that
? the Y. M. C. A., Red Cross, Salvation
Army, Knights of Columbus and oth
er organizations are doing for our
The other night I went to the Y.
M. C. A. to see the "movies" and
there was flashed on the screen a re
quest that all soldiers write their
home people about the Y. 31. C. A.
and its work-whether their letters
be of praise or adverse criticism. I
could find no words to criticize this
nobie organization, or any of them
-they are all doing wonderful work
and they deserve the unanimous sup
port of our people at home.
1 understand that the Y. M. C. A.
will soon begin a drive for funds. I
need not express the hope that Edge
field county will respond with its
share-I know it will-as it has ever
done in any and ail public enterpris
Unfortunately I have been unable
to observe the operations of this or
ganization on the extreme front for
it has not been my priviiege to go
there, but I have seen what it has
done here, and if the appreciation of
the soldiers may be taken as an indi
cation of its worth, then the organi
zation merits support.
Herc there are several Y. M. C. A.'s
for soldiers and officers-perfect lib
erty halls-where one can spend
pleasant evenings, hear good music,
see good pictures and theatrical per
formances and enjoy good meals. The
popularity of these clubs is attested
by the fact that they are simply
crowded all of the time, in the day by
the casuals passing through the city
and at night by the soldiers who work
at the various headquarters. It is a
good feeling to know that in the ev
ening when you are tired you have a
place to go where you can make your
self at home and rest; those of us
who have experienced army work can
best realize this.
He who contributes to the Y. M. C.
A. makes no mistake; he is aiding
some soldier who is many miles from
The Red Cross or thc Croix Rouge
as the French call it, does equally
great work; they have great hospi
tals where the wounded and sick.arc
treated. They have established spec
ial hospitals where the finest surgi
cal skill is employed and to these hos
pitals are sent men who have received
injuries that would incapacitate them
for life-if they should live-if they
did not get special treatment. P'or ex
ample it is not uncommon now for
the surgeons io give a man a new
nose made from a joint of a finger
or a steel jaw frame. It is only in
such hospitals that this can be car
The Red Crus.: has also established
a bureau of communication between
the soldiers and their families; they
are glad to answer all inquiries as
to the location of the wounded, miss
ing, etc. This merits commendation
In speaking of the work of this or
ganization may I take this opopruni
ty to congratulate the good ladies of
our county on the excellent work they
are doing in sewing for the soldiers.
I have just seen a report by Miss
Collett of the number of articles
made by the various Red Cross sjcie
ties and forwarded for the usc o:
soldiers. Their work is splendid
In conclusion, Mr. Mims .a Hov
to say that it gives me a feelin
civic pride to see in the pape.*>
all of our young men are respon
to the call; such enthusiasm comb
with adequate financial and moral
port by those who have to remain
hind, will, with the aid of our n
allies, soon bring us victory
James 0. Sheppar
James E. Hart, Jr., Writes
"Somewhere in Fran
My Dear Mother:
I was very much disappointed
few days ago when our mail c<
and I did not hear a word from j
I guess you wrote but I did not
it on account of the very poor tn
Tell "Miss" Anna Allen that I :
when Wad AVJen passed through
town I am stationed in. I did not
to talk to him as his train did
stop but I did get to talk to Proj
sor A. W. Horton. I guess you renn
ber him? He is a captain now. He t
me that he knew Wad and said
was all right. It may ht some con
lation for her to know he is well.
I am not with Major Collett 1
I am in just as good hands. I am \v
Captain Hydride. He is from Oran
burg. You told me you knew his ;
We are now quartered in a v<
small town. I like it very much as
do not have to sleep in tents but sie
in the lofts of farmers' barns. It
much nicer than tents. We are g
ting plenty to eat and in fact evei
thing is being done for us that coi
;be done. You may hear some of t
?people at home talking about hi
harri they are handling the boys o\
j here but you can rest assured tl:
we are all right, and everything
: being done for thc comfort and heal
of the American soldiers. Of cour;
it is cuite di?Terent from life in t
United States but I am sure no o
will die from want of food or frc
When I was over there I had nev
seen much good that the Red Cro
did but now I have certainly chang?
my mind. A few days ago we we:
lined up and the following Red Cro
J goods were given to us: One swe
ter, two pairs of wool socks, heav;
one pair wristlets and one comfo
bag which contained lots of thin?
that are very useful to a soldier. Tl
good ladies who knitted these ca
never realize how much they wei
Don't worry about me for I am a
right. Never felt better in all my lif
I have not been sick a minute an
hope I won't but in case I do I wi
be given the best of treatment. W
have a good medical corps attache
to this regiment and they are pr<
pared to give all soldiers the best c
One of my feet (the one that
hurt at WofFord playing football
has been giving me a little troubl
but I think it will be all right in
Please write to me at least once i
week. If you can, arrange for Elois
to write once a week, too, for yoi
don't know how much good a lette
docs. It is just like being at home fo
a few minutes.
Give my love to all.
Mr. Calvin Seig?er Writes tc
October 6. 1918.
Received your letter this morning
and certainly was glad to hear from
you all. Well, I am still here and am
well. I had a head ache this mornine
but am feeling fine now.
We are still quarantined. Guess
we will save money if they keep us
in here long. Now don't you worry
about me getting sick, for I am all
right. If I should get sick I will be
taken care of just as well as could
be. Anyway the nurses are as kind
as can be so the boys say they hate
to leave the hospitals when they get
I guess Arthur wili hate to go to
camp. I had a letter from him this
morning. Said he was to be examined.
Well, I know he had just as well get
his uniform for1 he will pass any
where but he may not have to cross.
1 see in today's paper where the
Germans are asking fer peace, but
as for my part, I hope they won't
get it until they get a dose of the
same medicine they gave Belgium.
Have any of you ever heard from
Gene since he went to France? And
what has become cf Dewey and the
rest of the boys?
Well, guess ? had better close as
the sun has come out and we will
have to roll up the walls of our tents
so the inside can get sunned. Give
my love to ail and don't worry about
me. I will take care of myself. Tedi
j .'.lac.': I say when he gets in camp to
write me and let me know how he
likes it. With much love from
Calvin S. Seigler.
Mr. Warren Reel Writes to
As I am somewhere in France, and
have a few spare moments will drop
you a few lines.
I pruess you are busy now as I
know they are ginning cotton and lots
of other things. I know just what you
have to do. Only wish I could be
there to help you with the business,
but I think I am doing the right
thing by serving my country.
I hope the victory will soon be
won. I see that the news papers are
still encouraging Hope we can con
tinue to keep the Huns on thc run.
Albert, one of my old Hephzibah
school mates and I ate chow together
tonight. I ran up with him this morn
ing and we will be together about
five hours. His name is Paul Harden.
He had on knee pants when I left
Hephzibah but we recognized each
other about the same time.
I go to church every Sunday. We
have church at sea as well as on
land. We sing lots of our old hymns
and they are singing one of them
now here at the Y. M. C. A. Am on
land at the present time but can't
say for how long. The boys are going
and cominjr ail the time.
We have lots of fun counting our
French money. Five francs make one
dollar and one franc is 20 cents. I
have learneu to count it pretty well.
I wrote Mama a few days ago.
Hope you all will get my mail if I
don't get yours. I am well and in
pood health. \
The weather is a good deal cooler
over here. I have on my Ked Cross
Have almost cut tobacco out. I
smoke a cigar sometimes. Went for
two weeks without smoking at all.
I weigh 1G5 pounds now-getting
plenty to cat.
Well, as I can't tell you about the
situation or how things are, I will
bring this to a close. Hope all are
well and getting along nicely. Guess
Papa and those are in their new home
by now. Send me Jake's address and
I will write to him.
With lots of love to all.
J. W. Reel.
?/ / i ?
Light Saw. Lathe and Shin
gle M ills. Engines. Boilers,
Supplies and Repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth. Files. Belt
and Pipes, WOOD SAWS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
NOTICE OF FINAL DIS
To A'l Whom These Presents May
Whereas, W. Gr. Ouzts, bas made
application unto this Court for
Final Discharge a< Administrai or
in re the Estate of .Mrs. Isahella
Ouzts deceased, on this thc J Gili
day of September 1918.
Those Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditor.?, or par
ties interested, lo show cause before
me al my oflice at Edgefield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 2*2nd
.lay of October 1913 at ll o'clock
a. m., why said order of Discharge j
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C.,E. C., S. C.
Sept. Ki- -it.
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Buy War Savina
you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. P. Hims,
FOR SALE-Good brood mare
and mule colt.
A. A. EDMUNDS.
The acute labor ?
farmer to supply h
vice possible. We
should interest the
One and a half hor
Tilting Table Wc
Feed Grindery Car
Large stock of ?
Piping, Fittings, E
We can deliver
tachment, within t
Come to us for 5
The County Treasurer's office will I
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the 15th day of October, |
1918, to the 15th day of March, 1919. !
All taxes shall be due and payable :
between the 15th day of October,
1918, and December 31st, 191S.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add
a penalty of one per cent, for Janu
ary, and if "taxes are not paid on or
before February 1st, 1919, the Coun
ty Auditor will proceed to add two
per cent, and five per cent additional,
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by thc Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 19IS
are as follows:
For Statepurposes S Vi
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District 7',::
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limcstone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill ' 4
For Edgefield S
For Elmwood No. S 2
For Elmwood No. 9 _ 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston 11
For Meriwether (Gregg) ' 2
For Moss 3
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater 4
For Trenton S Va
For Wards 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1 Vt
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and ?JO years, except
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capi
tation tax of 50 cents each is to be
paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male
citizens between the ages of IS and j
55 years must pay :?2.00 commuta
tion tax. No communtation is includ
ed in the property tax. So ask for
road tax receipt when you desire to
pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
For Rent: Good two or three-horse
farm. Good land well fenced, good
orchard, plenty of water. Apply to
M. S. Gardner, North Augusta, S. C.
FOR SALE- A lot of best grade
of Texas and Fulghum oats for seed.
See me before buying. S. F. LOGAN.
situation makes it necessary for every
iis farm with every labor-saving* de
have just received the following that
farmers of Edgefield county at this
j Oil Engines with built-in magneta.
.se power, 3-horse power and 6-horse
>od Saws, Cord Wood Saws all sizes,
ie Mills and Evaporators.
Belting, Lace, Lace Leather, Babbit,
jectors, Injectors, Lubricators, Grease
two shingle saws, with bolting at
he next two weeks.
'our machinery needs.
FISK C0RD TIRES
You want size-strength,
safety, beauty and mileage
in a tire. That's what you
fret in the Fisk Cord. All
that, plus most unusual re
luxury-Made in Ribbed
Tread and the famous Fisk
Eidson-Yonee Motor Co.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
?g.*. y Ufr fr^y\ytm?fiv???/j,
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
om, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On'Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but cur price
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
I See our representative, C. E. May.
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