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of soldiers have met their deaths. The
work of destruction of human lives
?nd property are still quite .visible.
One can hardly picture in his mind
what it really is unless he has seen
with his own eyes and experienced it.
I have also seen quite a little of
France. Sometime!? after I have been
hore longer will give you some of my
remembrances of different times and
places. Though I have to be very
careful or it might not pass the cen
Mother, the chilly winds are begin
ning to creep over this way. There
will not be many more months before
we will be in winter's grip. It is al
ways the soldier's hardest time. Al
though when it comes we will only
?mile and go on with the same deter
mination to win. We will. I guess you
sae the good work the allies are do
ing. You probably know more of it
than I do.
Mother, I hope everyone is doing
well at home. Though I am far away
Xrom my native land I still so often
think of all my people and friends.
For all of those, I am here to defend
With love to the family and you,
Mother, I am
Your son, a soldier
Somewhere in France.
Letter From Frank O. Smith
to His Mother.
Somewhere in France,
, September 26, 1918.
My Dear Mama:
I will take the greatest of pleasure
in answering your letter. I am al
ways glad to hear from home. Am
so proud that all are well.
I got a letter from Hamp last
week; he said he was fine. You said
you had not heard from me in two
weeks. I don't see why you all don't
get my letters. I write to some of
you every few days.
Tell Donald I got Broadus' pic
ture all right. I sent you one of my
pictures some time ago. Did you get
it? If you didn't I will have some
I j more made and send you one again.
I like my officer fine. He is as
good to me as any one could be.
I don't think John will ever be
called into the service. There is lots
I would like to write but I will wait
and tell you when I get back. I
came to France, but I didn't come
to stay. It is true we are a long dis
tance apart but there is a day com
ing when we will meet again.
I don't want any of you to worry
about me for I am getting on fine.
The boys all tell rae I am getting
fat. I weigh 165 pounds. .
I truly hope this will find all of
you well. -Write soon.
Your loving son,
Frank 0. Smith.
Henry Harris Writes Letter to
September 13, 1918.
Dear Mother and Father:
I will take the pleasure of writ
ing you a few lines to let you hear
from me. This leaves me well and
doing fine. I hope you all are the
I have not received a letter from
you all since I wrote but am look
ing for one every day. I
Mother, I am living in hopes of
coming back to you again. I am on
guard duty today. We are having a
lot of rain over here, but are having
a good time.
Tell the boys I would like to be
there to go rabbit hunting with
them. Well, I guess you all are pick
ing cotton by now and have a fine
crop. I wish you all good luck.
My address js Co. A, 118th Inf
antry, A. E. F. Will close for this
time. Write soon.
.'John E. Agner Writes Letter
to His Parents.
September 23, 1918.
My Dear Moth^*- and Father:
How are you all getting on? I
hope you are well. I am not feeling
very well this afternoon.
I received your last letter all o.
Jr.. and was certainly glad to hear
from you but was so sorry to hear
that you had to go to the hospital.
I hope you are well by this time.
Tall Brother Eddje I received his
letter but haven't had time to an
swer it. You all must write every
chance you get. I just don't have
time much to write. Give Brother
Eddie and family my love. Tell all
the people around home "Howdy"
foi me. Tell Mrs. Daisy Clegg the
shaving soap that she bought in Au
gusta, Ga., has just given out. It
lasted longer than anything that
I guess you all still have our car
and it looks like a new one. I never
will forget that time you and I came
from Sister's around by Edgefield
and it snowed on us all the way
fcone. I hope it won't be long be
fore you and I can ride in the car
together again. Oh! How happy we
would be, Mother.
How are Uncle Charlie Adams
and Aunt Meale King getting on?
Tell them all "Howdy" for me.
Well, this is all I can think of to
write this time. Don't wait for me
to write. I will get your mail O. K.
Will close, with much love from \
Your loving son,
Private John E. Agner.
U. S. A. P. O. No. 791.
W. L. Bryan Writes Letter
Somewhere in France.
September 15, 1918.
Dearest Mother and All:
Your sweet, welcome letter was re
ceived, and I was so glad to know
that you are all well. I feel like a
three year old mule in a tin stable.
I went to preaching this morning.
The sermon was grand, preached by
our chaplain. He is a fine man and
I think the sermon did the boys good.
I am sure it did me good. Our major
also made the boys a talk which was
very interesting. He is a small roos
ter but he can crow as loud as any of
them. He is a smart man and thinks
the world of his boys and praises us
all to the highest. We think in return
there is no man like our major. It
has been tested that our division is
the best in the whole outfit and it
makes me feel good to know this.
Mama, I am having a good time,
plenty to eat and plenty of good
looking girls to flirt with, and the
best part is, they are so friendly. I
never get lonesome, nevertheless, at
the same time, I would like the best
in the world to see you all. I am like
Marie. I take things easy and live
happy and will die when I can't help
it. Life is what we make it, so I just
live happy and do the best I can. I
had a letter from Ruth and her sis
ter a few days ago.
Yes, Mama, I make myself at home
no matter where I am placed. I am
glad to say I feel at home with the
French, for they think so much of
American boys. They are more like
our people than any I have met yet,
also the Scotch. The British don't
like us boys much, but you bet they
have to walk the chalk line when we
are about, for we are the cock of the
walk and always will be. The Kaiser
will think the same thing before
Uncle Sam and his boys get through
with him. He is already realizing it
but he hates to give up.
Mama, the future looks brighter
and brighter each day that comes,
and the Kaiser's days are growing
darker and darker every day. It will
not be long before he will have a
dark day when he will have reached
his end. Then wc Americans who are
so true, will come marching back to
our loved ones. Then there will be
?much happiness among us all who
have been so far apart.
I have been detailed to help serve
our meals in our platoon, so you see
I get plenty to eat.
You said Emmie Bryan was at
Grandmother's. I would like very
much to see the girls. I know Hanley
did enjoy himself. It was nice of Mr.
Strom to give the boys this trip. He
is a smart man. Tell Hanley I will
look for his letter. I don't know who
is the smartest, Tom or Hanley. They
will make fine men some day.
I didn't Uke the army much at first
but I am glad to say I wouldn't take
anything for my experience since I
can see how important it is. At first
my equipment was hard to keep
clean, drilling was hard, hiking seem
ed hard and I couldn't see the bright
side. Now all this is as easy as it can
be, and we all seem like brothers.
Don't worry about me, for I am
safe because I am on the right side.
Tell Aunt Emmie to write me.
W. ri Bryan.
Don't Worry About the Cot
ton Buyer's Family; Look
After Your Own.
' Unless all signs fail, the cotton
buyers of the South during the next
six or eight months are going to
reap the biggest harvest of profits
in the history of our section. A pro
fit of one cent a pound, or $5 a
bale, once seemed alluring. Think
what it will mean to a buyer if cot
ton goes up five cents a pound or
$25 ? bale! Why, the buyer, for a
few strokes of his pen will get as
much clear profit as the farmer
once got for all the twelve months
of work, sweat, rent, interest, anxi
ety, and the fertilizer represented
by the bale. And among the best
judgas we know, predictions are
strong for 35-cent cotton before
In last week's Progressive Far
mer we urged farmers to sell only
to pay off indebtedness. We change
that now and urge the farmer who
is in debt ta borrow from a bank,
pay off his debt, and hold his cotton.
Don't worry about the cotton buy
er's family, they will be well enough
off. Look after your own family.
They are better entitled to that ex
?tra $25 a bale which somebody
seems sure to get.
Don't sell cotton at present prie-*
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County of Edgefield.
Notice is hereby given that the
General Election for United States
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1918, said day being Tuesday follow
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The qualifications for suffrage are
Residence in State for two years,
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The following Managers of Election
have been appointed to hold the elec
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Timmerman-L. iJ. Rutland, D. J.
Derrick, T. W. Johnson.
Trenton-F. P. Salter, C. L.
Crouch, J. D. Mathis.
Johnston-H. W. Dobey, John
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Edgefield, Pickens-J. W. Peak,
J. E. Mims, Clyde R. Jackson.
Edgefield, Wise-W. A. Strom, L.
Y. Bryan, J. N. Fair.
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Pleasant Lane-J. B. Minnick, F.
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Red Hill-G. W. Bussey, H. H.
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Cheathams Store-J. F. Boone,
R. W. Christie, L. H. Harling.
Mathis-T.' L. Miller, J. W. Ste
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Meriwether Hall-J. O- Scott, L.
W. Reece, George Wright.
Ropers-T. L. Timmerman, B. T.
Lanham, J. W. Mundy. . ,
Bacon at Bouknight's Store-B.
R. Smith, F. M. Warren, Charley
School House near J. 0. Seigler's
-J. W. Morgan, R. T. West, J. P.
The managers at each precinct
named above are requested to dele
gate one of 'heir number to secure
the box and blanks for the election
on or before Saturday, November 2.
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J. F. PAYNE
J. D. HUGHEY
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for Edgefield County, S. C. ?
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