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A Group of Interesting Letters From Our
Letter From Claude Lyon to
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wells.
Friday, October 18.
Dear Lillie and Dock:
Your letter and card received a
few days ago, was very glad to hear
Well, I am alive and feeling fine,
which I consider is LOTS. Am on
the same job and in charge of the
?ame office but have been transferred
to the Postal Detachment which is
?ow a separate organization. Change
i jny address to Sergt. W. C. Lyon,
Postal Detachment, A. P. 0. 749,
Am. Ex. Forces. Should your curios
ity be aroused over the A. P. 0. that
is for American Post Office.
Do you remember the question
you asked me at the end of your
letter? Well, our oldest brother's
name answers that. I mean the mid
dle name. Get me? I like for you to
ask questions. The ones that I can't
answer I will tell you I can't, or
leave them out and then you will
know I can't answer.
Am very glad you sent Elizabeth
back to school. Encourage her, that's
all she needs. I mean, to encourage
her in her work. Make her write you
often, and too, you go to see her as
often as you can.
How did the crop finally turn out?
Wish I could have one of those pears
that you used to give me about the
last of November. But if I can just
get back and enjoy one in three
years I will be satisfied. I haven't
Been Henry Harris lately but hope he
is all right. I don't see the boys very
Do you ever see the homefolks
now? I hope they are well satisfied.
Editor Receives Letter From
Co. I, 60th Pioneer Inf.
Camp Wadsworth, S. C.,
November 12, 1918.
Dear Mr. Mims:
Tonight has hastened on to look
opon "the Edgefield Ten," and finds
each one in his new home with a hap
py heart and a week of wonderful
There isn't a single one who has
aUowed "those homesick blues" to
clasp him with their iron grip. All
are well and progressing fine. There
. isn't any chance at all to get home
sick-we are kept busy practically
all the time.
We spent a delightful time in Co
lumbia. Left there at three o'clock,
and at eight o'clock, with about nine
hundred other fellows, we placed our
feet for the first time upon the soil
of Camp Wadsworth.
Ten trucks were waiting with
"warm engines" to greet and carry
na to our places. We were first car
Tied to the Receiving Station, where ?
a card was given each of us. After a
short march we found ouraelvei in
.front of the hospital. When we had
passed a short examination and wert
given some medicine we were trans
ferred to our company street, issued
a cot, two blankets and a comfort.
Then came the best information of
all. We were marched to the mess
hall and given a good, warm supper,
which was received with a glad heart
by every one. It was then time to go
to bed, for it was nearly one o'clock.
After sleeping warm and comfort
able, the next day put in its appear
ance before we knew it. With it came
the sound of the bugle, which meant
Reveille. After we had finished break
fast we departed for drill which last
ed for four hours, came in for dinner
and had four hours more of drilling.
The little time we could call ours, is
given up to detail work.
Each day we have gone through
this for a week, and hope to end
Two of the ten are already acting
as corporals-P. B. Harrison and I.
We haven't been sworn in yet, but
we are earnestly hoping it will soon
be. For that reason we are not al
lowed to have any mail addressed in
The "Edgefield Ten" are doing
their duty and send their bett re
Letter to Mr. Johnnie Bailey
From His Son.
Newport News, Va.
I was so glad to get a letter from you
and to know you all are well. I hope
you will continue to be that way.
Yes, Papa, I am a Christian. I
know God changed me when I was
seven years old and all my life I
have not forgotten it but have tried
to live up to it. You need not be un
easy about me. God has my heart and
I am thankful the Lord has blessed
me and you all with health. I have
stood my last examination all O. K.
Now, dear ones, when I leave this
world I can certainly Btand it with
my God. I pray for you all and my
country.too. Each of you pray for
me and all the soldier boys. I think
the war will soon be over. Then I
will come home when I can.
Do you all ever hear from Cousin
I Iv Morgan? I do wish I could get to
[read some of his nice letters. Tell
Mama I will write in a few days. All
be good. Love and best wishes. Don't
write until you hear from me.
Your devoted son,
Tillman Bailey Writes Letter
to His Sister.
My Sweet Sister:
I will write just few lines thi3
time as I wrote Papa and Mama yes
terday. As I wrote Mama, I am to
leave tomorrow at 5 o'clock but 1
don't mind it one bit. It grieves me
to know that my parents are old and
you and Leon are both so young. Le
on can not take the place I filled.
Well, Roberta, I just got back from
the James River. It certainly is a
sight to see. It is seven miles across.
I got a letter from McKie yester
day. He said they went to my home
Sunday and the calf scared M. D.
Don't let him and Tiny's children for
get about me. Please, for my sake,
do all you can for dear Mama. You
don't know how much you love her
until you have to leave home, then
dear sister, you will know. You all
do the best you can until I can come
home. Just as soon as the war is ov
er and I am turned loose I am com
Earl is well now. I delivered your
letter as you asked me. Roberta, re
member your music and always r?ad
the Bible. Have prayers and remem
ber us soldier boys. Remember me
to all of our friends.
Now Roberta, you are a sweet sis
ter and please remember all I have
asked of you. Kiss Mama for me
many times and tell her I say not
to grieve for me. I am trusting in
God, so don't you all worry. I will
never fall into bad habits for I ask
God to guide and protect me from all
evil. I will close for now. Be good, do
good and God will love you. Love to
Your devoted brother,
Men in Cantonments Back to
Washington, Nov. 16.-Movement
of theA merican troops across the
Atlantic has stopped entirely and de
mobilization of troops in canton
ments and camps at home is under
General March, chief of staff, made
this announcement today, outlining
the war department's plans in answer
to questions the country has been ask
ing since the day the armistice was
signed and it became apparent that
the war was over. He said orders al
ready issued would send 200,000 men
back to civil life within two weeks
and that when the program was in
full swing, about 30,000 would quit
the army daily.
Fighting divisions of General Per
shing's army in France will be de
mobilized as fast as possible in their
home communities. The chief of stan*
would make no predictions as to when
the first divisions would start home.
It appears probable, however, that
the flow of returning troops can be
in full tide before February.
Some officers regard it as possible
that certain divisions may be recalled
in advance of the general return
movements. General March indicated
that the Forty-second (Rainbow) Di
vision because it is composed of men
from 26 states and in recognition of
the fighting record it has made in
France, would be marked for special
treatment. The Twenty-sixth (New
England National Guard) and the
Forty-first (Sunset) Divisions are in
the same class, so it would not cause
surprise if these three organizations
should be designated by General Per
shing as the first to return. With six
weeks of 1918 left it is possible they
may be home before New Year's day.
Study of Cantonments.
- Supplementing General March's
statement, Secretary Baker said it
would not be necessary to maintain
all the existing cantonments for de
mobilization purposes and that a stu
dy was now being made of those de
sirable for that purpose. The others,
with all the divisional camps, he in
dicated, will be abandoned as soon as
the men now occupying them have
been mustered out.
The demobilization will be carried
out in the following order:
First, development battalions; 71
in number and comprising 98,199
men; second, conscientious objectors
not under arrest; third, spruce pro
duction divisions; fourth, central
training schools for officers with some
modifications; fifth, United States
guards, now numbering 135,000 men;
sixth, railway units; seventh, dejfot
brigades; eighth, replacement units;
ninth, combat divisions.
"We have in the United States now
something like 1,700;000 men and a
muster out of a force of that kind, of
course, will take some time," said
General March. "Each man has to be
examined physically, his final ac
counts made so that the men may get
compensation they are entitled to.
Blank forms are being shipped to the
various camps for use as these orders
go into effect.
"The orders that have already been
issued affect some 200,000 men. I ex
pect to muster them out in two weeks.
When the machine is in full opera
tion we expect to release 30,000 men
"In handling this problem of de
mobilization one of the features
which had to be considered was the
subsequent retaining of men for the
regular army, or what will be the
regular army, when congress passes
laws reorganizing that army. When
the war broke out there were only a
limited number of such men in the
service, and the great number of men
who filled out these units were men
who voluntarily enlisted for the pei.
od of the war. So we have offered
these men who came in for the period
of the war the option of reenlisting
if they care to.
Extra Month's Pay.
"We have offered an immediate
honorable discharge with a furlough
of one month upon reenlistment and
we propose to ask congress to give
every single man who has been hon
orably discharged one month's pay,
whatever his grade is, as a bonus.
Every man who is discharged from
the army is entitled to wear his uni
form for a period of three months;
that is a very necessary thing be
cause the releasing to civil life of
3,000,000 or 4,000,000 men makes it
impossible to clothe in civilian clothes
so great a number. ,
" As men are discharged from the
army we take up the question of the
officers. Officers who want to apply
for commissions in the regular army
will be considered; officers who want
to put themselves in a class where
they can be used for future military
operations will be offered commis
sions in the reserve corps. The rest
of them will be discharged.
"I have cabled General Pershing
to return to the United States on
troop transports all the men who are
casuals or convalescents, sick and
wounded who are able to be moved;
and these, then will come jn a^steady
flow across the ocean before th? lar
ger number come back as units.
"We propose when the divisions
come back from France to have them
mustered out in the vicinity of their
homes. We intend to have these men
parade in the nearest adjacent town,
so that the home people can see their
"With reference to casualties in
the American expeditionary forces, I
cabled General Pershing to report in
plain English, and not to code, so as
to save time, the name of every man
killed, wounded and missing up to
the time of the armistice not yet re
Will Bring Men Home at Earli
est Possible Moment.
Washington, Nov. 14.-The most
interesting question that is in the
minds of many persons right now, is
when the boys from South Carolina
are coming home. Rehabilitation
plans of the war department have
not progressed to the extent yet
where it may be said with accuracy
when these brave Southern boys will
be at home, but it will not be far off.
Enough has already been learned to
make it certain that those at home
will not be kept in suspense much
longer regarding this interesting and
It must be remembered that at this
time the officials of the war depart
ment and the president himself, are
working day and night to bring the
boys home but there are many prob
lems of an international character
which must be settled before this can
Enough of our men must be left
at least for a time, in foreign fields,
to make it absolutely certain that the
Hun forces can not do further dam
age and to put down internal rioting
due to many peculiar causes.
This, however, will be worked out
very soon and it may be stated that
within the next week, at any rate, an
nouncement will be made regarding
the return of the boys from South
Carolina. All that is needed now is a
little patience and all will be well
with pur boys around the family
DR J ?. BYRD.
OFFICE OVER POSTOR* IC*
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A cordial welcome
The County Treasurer's office will
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, 1918.
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 the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1918
are as follows:
For Statepurposes 8Y*
For Ordinary County 7
For Constitutional School Tax 3
For Antioch 4
For Bacon School District 7%
For Blocker 2
For Blocker-Limestone 4
For Colliers 4
For Flat Rock 4
For Oak Grove 3
For Red Hill 4
For Edgefield 8
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For Elmwood No. 8 2
For Elmwood No. 9 2 .
For Elmwood No. 30 2
For Elmwood L. C.
For Hibler 3
For Johnston ll :
For Meriwether (Gregg) ( 2
For Moss 3 *
For Ropers 2 c
For Shaw 4
For Sweetwater' 4 t
Talbert 2 1
For Trenton 8 Vi i
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 %
For Corporation ll
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years anc| 60 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 18 and |
55 years must pay $2.00 commuta- c
tion tax. No communtation is includ- *
ed in the property tax. So ask for A
road tax receipt when you desire to *
pay road tax. *
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Men and J
ot completed your winter ward
bable that you have this early
us supply your needs.
Stock of Shoes for B
Boys and Children
re complete. Large shipments
; manufacturers are still coming
:athers in the latest styles.
ye Stock of Clothing
rercoats to Select Froi
y dependable manufacturers,
y and style.
lg stock of HATS. The late
f SHIRTS and UNDERW.
ortment of NECKWEAR,
ow you through our stock.
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Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom Theia Presenta Maj
WHEREAS, E. M. Whatley ha*
nade application unto this Court for
?inal Discharge as Guardian in re
;he Estate of Mary Watson a minor,
>n this the 29th day of October 1918.
. THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
:ite any and all kindred, creditors, or
jarties interested, to show cause be
:ore me at my office at Edgefield
Dourt House, South Carolina, on the
SOth day of November 1918 at ll
)'clock a. m., why said order of Dis
marge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Dctober 29th 1918.
Published each intervening Wed
?esday up to November 30th, 1918
n "The Edgefield Advertiser."
Notice is hereby given that all
;respassing in every form is forbid
len upon the lands owned and con
rolled by the undersigned. The law
viii be enforced against all who fail
;o heed this notice. This means ev
Abner B. Broadwater.
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