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in not having a protracted meeting
at the Grove church this year.
I was so sorry to hear that you had
to go to the hospital and hope you
are well by row.
T guess Charley Bailey and Press
ley Doolittle are on the way over here
now. I received a letter from Sister
yesterday. She said that Lonnie
Brewer had to go to Camp Jackson.
I will write every chance I get and
you must write every few days be
cause I like to hear from home. I get
all of your letters that you send me.
I don't have time to write much.
. You say that Bud Willis and his
brother had to go to camp. I guess
Tee Bailey joined the navy. I was so
glad to hear that Grandpapa is get
ting on so well and that he is up home
staying with you. Tell him "Howdy"
for me and give him my love. Re
member me to all the people around
home and say that I would write
to them but it impossible for me !
to do so.
Mother, I am so glad that Uncle
Charlie Adams has gotten well and
says he is going to help pick my cot
ton. If you all had picked out two j
bales of cotton when you wrote me I
the letter, you must have picked out
about five bales by now. I think that I
is good, too, picking 700 pounds off;
of that new ground the first going I
over, I guess you all are pulling and
hauling in the corn now. Are you
getting plenty of milk and butter
now? It will soon be time to kill hogs
and then you all won't need so much
milk and butter. I guess you all have
four nice hogs to kill this fall as we
Well, Mother, you say you are go
ing up to Sister's and stay a while. I
I certainly hope you will get off and
guess you will go before you.all kill,
The day is right pretty. It rained
all of yesterday and last night. I
don't suppose it rained any over
there. I soe that they are having to
register over there from 18 to 45. I
guess Bruce Timmerman will be in
it. I will be glad when we all can
get back home ?ind be together with
I will close for this time. With
many good wishes and lots of love
to you all.
Your loving son,
Pvt. John E. Agner.
Mack danton Writes to His
Aunt, Mrs. L. J. McClen
. Tuesday P. M. October 15 1918.
My Dear Aunt Sunie:
I will take the greatest of pleasure
>n answering your most kind and ap- !
preciated letter which I received some
time ago. I was so glad to hear from
I am well and enjoying life fine. I
truly hope that when these few lines
reach you they will find you in the
best of health and feeling fine.
"Believe me" I am certainly get
ting lots of experience in this war. !
I guess you read all about our break
ing the Hindenburg line the 29th of .
September and taking so many pris
oners. I am certainly fighting "them
Germans," and I hope I will be home
Aunt Sunie I am sending you a
coupon so you cen send me a little
box of candy for Xmas.
Your loving and devoted nephew,
Henry Harris Writes From Bat
tle Front to His Mother.
October 4, 1918.
Dear Mother and Father:
I will write you all a few lines to
let you hear from me. This leaves me
feeling fine and well. I hope you all
are also well. I guess you think I do
not want to write but I haven't had
I have been up at the front lines
so we didn't have any time as you
can imagine. I got your letter a few
days before I went to the front lines
and was glad, as always, to hear from
you. I haven't time to write any more
right now so will close for this time.
Good-bye to you all.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Griffis Re
ceive Letter From Their
Camp Mills, Long Island, N. Y.
Dearest Chai lie and Leila:
Your letter received yesterday and
was so glad to hear from you all.
Trust this will find you well. I am all
Wish I could have come home be
fore I left, but was transferred to
123 Base Hospital to take gas train
ing. We took a test before we left
Charlotte, so we would know what
it was. It smells like mustard. That
is the dangerous kind. It will not hurt
you if you keep the mask on, but if
you let it get off it will kill you. The
other kind is not dangerous. It just
burns your eyes like onion juice.
We reached here about one o'clock
last night. We had a fine time. The
Red Cross ladies were certainly good
to us. They met us in Philadelphia.
They gave us crackers, apples, and
coffee. We crossed under the Brook
lyn bridge at night so couldn't tell
much about it. Have seen a big sight
since I left home. I saw my first air
plane this morning. They remind me
pf a crane flying. There's "some"
people in New York and lots of
Well, I guess we will leave here
for France Wednesday. We have re
ceived our overcoats but haven't got
our O. D. suits yet. I sent my razor
strap and blanket home. I lost my
pillow when I went to the hospital.
Well, if nothing happens to me
I will be home when the war is over
so don't you all worry about me. I
am going to try to live right and
serve my Lord the best I konw how.
Will write you again when I can.
Don't let little Calvin forget me. Tell
?him Uncle Fuller wants to see him
'mighty bad. I am as ever,
Mr. Lagrone Writes His Moth
j er From France
I received your nice letter and was
certainly glad to hear from home.
This leaves me well. How are John
nie and Sue? I just want to see that
kid and when I get home I will bring
it a French souvenir. Tell her to
write and tell me what she has named
it. Florence said she had a letter
from "Sis" but did not say how she
was getting on. I guess she's fine.
Tell her when you write to look for
a souvenir from France. I am going
to send one to you and her.
I will close, hoping to hear soon.
Your loving son.
Once Again, Hold on to Cotton.
We hope no cotton on our subscrip
tion list misled the review of the
cotton situation as given in last
week's Progressive Farmer. If a man
read that article, it should not be nec
essary to urge him to hold cotton
hold eyen if he must borrow money
to pay debts now maturing. Nor
should it be necessary to again urge
him to make himself a missionary in
the cotton-holding movement. Your
ignorant neighbor, even if he is mere
ly some backward Negro tenant, who
can't read and write, if he accepts
the sacrifice-prices now offered for
cotton, helps break the market as
truly as if you had sold in his stead.
We must spread the truth as to cot
ton conditions and encourage all clas
ses to join together in a holding move
ment, the goo/1 results of which will
benefit all classes. The meeting in
Atlanta this week should start a g?n
?ral holding movement from Virgin
ia to Texas. *
Two or three facts, in particular,
need to be constantly emphasized.
1. Our people seem to have been
.generally misled as to the figure at
which cotton prices would have been
fixed, if price-fixing had been carried
out. The fact, that some Ohio Con
gressman introduced a bill naming
a 20-cent price has nc significance
whatever. There are 435 members of
the House of Representatives, and if
1 of the 435 had even suggested a
5-cent price for cotton, it would
have meant nothing. One of the best
lawyers we know says any man has a
constitutional right to make a fool of
himself. But we have it, "pretty
straight from headquarters," in com
mon parlance, that if cotton prices
had been fixed last month, that price
would most probably have been 35
2. The second fact we wish to point
out is that the "Autumnal Dip" 'or
"fall drop" in cotton price is one of
' the recognized features of every mar
jketing season. About this time ox
year a groat quantity of "distress
cotton" is forced on a market which
has already absorbed bales enough
to satisfy tho immediate needs of the
mills. Then it is, as a friend remark
ed last week, that "trying to force
big quantities of unneeded cotton on
the market is like trying to feed more
corn to a foundered horse."
Another important fact is that un
til the size of a crop is definitely and
finally known and the crop actually
ginned, the tendency of all buyers
and speculators is to "play safe" by
assuming that the crop may be a lit
tle larger than government reports
indicate, and shade prices enough to
offset any possible increase in the
4. The nation-wide influenza epi
demic by closing down some mills
and reducing the output of all or
nearly all, has also weakened thc de
mand for cotton right at this time.
Our advice to all farmers therefore
is to sit steady in the boat, borrowing
money if-need be, and hold for higher
prices. We may be mistaken but the
factors just mentioned - together
with the ever-brightening pro vect
for peace-convince us that the chan
ces of profit amply justify our advice.
If anybody, tenant or landlord, is
obliged to have money and cannot
borrow on his collin, or othrwise, he
ought to see if he cannot sell to some
farmer or other neighbor who will
hold the bale uut of the regular chan
nels of trade until prices become nor
mal. We do not believe in any farmer
speculating in futures at any time.
That is mere gambling. But it is just
as legitimate for anybody to buy real
cotton when he believes it is going
up as to buy land when he thinks it
is going up. More so in fact ; because
an advance on land values helps only
the owner, while the man who takes a
?bale of cotton off a demoralized mar
ket helps others as well as himself.
Once again, hold on to cotton. Let's
not turn over to buyers and manu
facturers the millions and millions
of clear profit we need to get and
keep for the cotton growers and their j
The County Treasurer's office will!
be open for the purpose of receiving !
taxes from the 15th day of October, j
1918, to the 15th day of March, 1919. j
All taxes shall be due and payable j
between the 15th day of October, ;
1918, and December 31st, 1918.
That when taxes charged shall not,
be paid by December 31st, 1918, the |
County Auditor shall proceed to add j
a penalty of one per cent, fOT Janu
ary, and if taxes are not paid on or i
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 j
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff. |
The tax levies for the year 1918 !
are as follows:
Por Statepurposes SV* j
For Ordinary County 7 |
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4 ,
For Bacon School District 7%
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4 1
For Colliers 4 .
For Flat Rock 4 '
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4?
For Edgefield 8
For Elmwood No: 8 2
For Elmwood No" 9 2
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C. 3
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll i
For Meriwether (Gregg) 2
For Moss - 3 j
For Ropers 2
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater '.4
For Trenton 8 %
For Wards . 2
For Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
For Elmwood R. R. (portion) ' 15 j
For Johnston R. R. 3
For Pickens R. R. 3
For Wise R. R. 1%
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the |
ages of 21 years and 60 years, except j
those exempt by law, are liable to a
p?ll 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 18 and .
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta-1
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 SALE-A 309 Acrej
well improved, farm near i
Trenton, on the Augusta Road.
Wei) 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 ?
Edgefield, S. C.
flow To Give Quinine To Children.
FH??Rir.?NE . ?'.*:??trade-mark m me piven to an
improved Quinn,c. lt is n Tasteless Syrup, pleas
ant to take and does not disturb the stomach.
':iidren take it and never knew it is Quinine,
.v'.so especially adapted to adults who cannot
..ine ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
ause nervousness norrincinc in the head. Try
.t the next time you need Quinine for any pur?
jose. Ask for 2-otwce original p^ckaee. The
tame FKSR1I INK is blown in ho .- 2S ?enta.
The season is now upon us when sporting goods ap-1
peal to our people. At this time of the year, after the I
harvest is practically over, men who are sportively in-1
dined give some time to recreation, and very properly
so. We want them to know that we can supply every
wish. If we haven't got what you want we will get it
on short notice.
In guns we have a large assortment of Parker lw-16
and 20 gauge, L. C. Smith and Ithica guns. Come iii
tb see them.
We also have a large stock of Legging, Hunting Coats
and Gun Cases. We have a complete stock of Bicycles,
Bicycle Tires, Automobile Tires and Tubes, Hand Horns E
Iand Electric Horns, Weed chains and Ked-O-Skid chains. I
Make your wishes known to us. We can supply them I
with dependable goods at reasonable prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan
The State of South Carolina.
County of Edgefield
By W. T. Kinnaird, Esquire, Pro
WHEREAS, Mrs. L. J. Crim, of
said County and State,( made suit to
me, to grant her Letters of Admin
istration of the Estate of and effects
of W. H. Crim, late of above County
and State, deceased.
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and Creditors of the said
W. H. Crim, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield
South Carolina, in my office, on Nov
ember 18th (1918) next after pub
lication thereof, at ll o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 2nd
day of November.
Anno Domini, 1918.
W. T. Kinnaird, (L. S.)
Probate Judge Edgefield 6o.
Published on the 6th and 13th day of
November, 1918 ia the Edgefield
The Best riot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches tht
blood, builds up the whole system aud will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the deoressins effect of the hot summer. 50c
Twelve Buff Orpington Hens,
$1.50 a piece.
W. E. STOKES.
FOR SALE.-Two first-class mules
8 and 9 years old, weight 900 to
1,000 pounds. Good work animals.
Apply to G. D. Mims or Zeb Clem
ent. Clarks Hill, S. C.
FOR SALE-One sound mule. Ap
ply to D. R. Day, Trenton, S. G.
the Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and does* not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look foe the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c
Fertilizers for Grain
Farmers can practically double their
yield of grain by a liberal application
of the right kind of fertilizers.
We are now prepared to fill orders
for all kinds of fertilizers. Let us know
your wrnts and we can supply them.
Haul your fertilizers while the roads
W W. Adams & Company