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Sergeant Robert Kennet
Writes to His Father"
November 24, 19]
Believe to-day is designated
"Dad's Day" for letters, so will 1
the swim and write mine tonight
Mail has just come in and I
one letter from home with one i
Cecil. Frank and Flora T. I guei
Wrote you about Charlie a
days ago but have not been ab!
find out anything since writing. I:
he has turned up by now or if
captured. Have been trying to
out the boy who went out with
the night he was lost. Seems as ii
and another boy had gone out tb
ry rations to the company and
lost out in No Man's Land. Fritz s
discovered them and began to di
at them with machine guns. The <
poral with Charlie dropped to
ground and crawled back. They hi
not seen or heard anything of 1
since. From last reports they bad
found his body, so naturally COMI
ed that lie was captured. Loo*ks-'-as
he would have turned up by now
he was captured as prisoners are 1
, ing returned daily to the Allies.fn
. Germany. In ca?e he was killed,
could not have been killed doing
better work, he simply made the s
preme sacrifice and helped to ma
things as they now are. Hope
turns up though.
Was very muchly surprised
learn of the death of Earl Crouc
Guess it was pretty hard for his wit
You folks back home evidently ca
not stand as much as -we can. \\
have had several cases of '"flu" Li
none amounted to anything. Had
very light attack of it myself aboi
three weeks ago. Had fever of IC
one night. Got over mine in a fe
-days and feel as weil now as ever.
Guess Charles and Frank are di:
appointed that they did not get
chance to come across and do thei
bit for Jerry. Am glad in a way tho
their chance is gone but sorry the
did not come over. They would hav
enjoyed the trip and Would have seei
lots. Would not take anything fo
what I have seen, done and where
-have been, still I do not want to gi
through with it again.
Our first experience was at Nar
dasque, France. We saw a little ail
July 4 t?i we hiked about 20 mile;
and landed at Waton, Belgium, just n
few miles from Ypres. There is where
we got our first baptism of fire from
Jerry. He used to shell tin- place
every day. Would go in the to wn' af
terward and see the damage he had
done. Want in as soon as Sgt. Sum
mers of Orangeburg was killed. Have
a piece of shrapnel or shell that hit
the hut in which 1 was staying. This
piece fell abo-.d three feel from me.
Had thc thing lui me on the head, I
doubt if I would be writing this let
ter tonight. ?Fritz gave us hell while
we were up there. We moved from
there to St. Pol, France on the Arras
front, from there we went to Ru
bempre on the St. Quentin front.
There is where we did good work
and the Thirtieth Division made a
name for herself. On this front is
where Charlie mot his fate.
We took tbs Hindenburg Line at
Bellecourt where is reported to be
tthe strongest point on the line. There
is where the famous Bellicourt Tun
nel is si'.uared. The boys tcok it like
a top and kept g >ing.
September 29th is the day Charlie
was missed as well as I can find. Look
up the following towns on your map.
We took those, Bellicourt, Bohairi,
Montbrchain, Brancourt,Busigny and
a few other hr. places. At Belli
court is where Fritz has one of his
vats where he boiled his own men to
get fat. That was a gruesome siu'ht.
One meal in Motbrehain, we ate with
Jerry dead all around us. There was
a "bust" of a dea l Jerry just a few
feet away from us and we sitting
there eating away just as if nothing
had happened. Such sights as these
are very common. We camped at
Roesel for a few days, right at Roeb
heod. After we moved out the entire
thing blew up. Jerry had planted an
acid mine thore. We were lucky iu
that respect. Several places- we pass
ed over or were just coming to and
they were blown up. Jerry is on the
job when it conies to things like that.
Gee, the Germans pull some rough
deals. There is nothing he will not do.
People blame tho Ktiiver but I blams
the people. Believe Ino ii.dividual
mind is worse than the mob. The
work of the mob is always concocted
in the mind of the individual, ctnse
quently the individual mind is far
worse. When he gets into the mob
his actions are always less than those
concocted in his mind. The Sammies
of the Thirtieth Division were too
much for him. On this front we ad
vanced about 20 miles. On one drive
we went 32 kilometres which is 20
miles. Then we pulled out for a
couple of days to reorganize and
went back after him. He sure got his
dose from the boys of South Carolina
North Carolina and Tennessee. They
were on the job and gave him worse
than he could stand. Stood on the hill
near Trescourl and watched the bat
tle through a pair of Held glasses.
Wish you could have seen it."Every
thing was going just right. We put
up an eight foot barrage. Nothing
can live in a barrage like that except
when in ? deep dugout.
The Hindenburg Line locked im
pregnable and had I seen it before
we took it, would have sworn it was
strtcide to even attempt it. That drive
hit Us pretty hard, out of my little
eleven men, only four came back.
The rest were injured and evacuated
to the Hospital.
Capt. Roy was killed in this stunt
also; He was a good man and very
popular wich the men. He was struck
by a piece of shell and tiled a few
hours after. Even after he was wound
ed he went on dressing the wounded.
He worked until he could not work
any longer. Sure hated.to learn of
h's death. The government and coun
try lost a good citizen and man.
The big man behind thc guns was
Marshal Foch, the real Napoleon. The
Kaiser was the "tin'pot Napoleon."
Foch is the greatest military man or
genius of any age: The old military
g< muses were not in his class. He
planned an attack just north of .Metz
that had it been suc-ees?ful, would
have resulted in tho capture of the
entire German army, numbering
1,S000,000. There is no reason why
it would not have been successful.
Germany would have had to capitu
late in short time if she had not sign
ed the Armistice. They were far!
worse than we thought they were,
Foch did not give them any rest by
his constant biows. He kepi a.drive
on in o/,e of his sectors all th?* time.
lie is a genius in that line.
War is over now and I hope it will
not be long before we will get back
tome. We hear all sorts of rumors
ts to when we are to go hOmeSHere's
toping to be with you_soon.
Lots of love and kisses to the best
When the wild plum blossoms in tlie
'Tis time for dulcet laughter ami re
Time for airy fairy dreaming! wiiis
By the woodland pixy people as we po.
Tim.' in loiter and make gla<] amona
Oh. it is a heartsomo plate, this world
?iud nuts chop
aml mixed with
DISHES DAINTY_ANn AsnrT,.-^
Hot fried sardines served on a lied
of water cress make a nico way of
serving thes? small tid
Chopped apples, a few
nuts and a chopped
green pepper make a ?nos! delicious
salad combination; servo with may
Cheese and Tomatoes.-('in round
slices of bread, toast brown and on
each found place n slice of tomato,
sprinkle with a little mine d onion anti
green pepper, a dash of cayenne und a
thick layer of grated cheese. L'tlt imo
t! ? broiler and sot under tho gas flame
until tito cheese melts. Serve piping
Peanut Butter With Rice.-Ta ko two
cupfuls of well cooked rice; while bot
stir in a cupful bf peanul butter, n cup
ful ef oracker crumbs, a half cupful
of milk, two beaten oges and salt and
paprika to taste. Shape in a rounding
loaf and plat o In a well buttered pan;
bake a nice brown and servo bot with
Walnut Loaf.-Take a cupful o;
choppod walnut meat?, four cupfuls of
bread crumbs, one hard cooked egg
chopped, one beaten egg. one chopped
onion, salt and sage to taste with snffl
clent milk, stock or water to moisten.
Bake until brown. Serve either hot
Cheese Fingers.-Beat the whites of
two eiTL's until stiff, then fold in lightly
it cupful tif grated cheese. Soasen to
taste with salt and cayenne, spread on
long crackers nnd brown in tho oven.
?ervo hoi or enid with tho salad course.
Baked Tomatoes With Peas.-Take
small sized tomatoes: do noi peel; re
move1 some of tlie center and fill with
Seasoned peas. Put Into a baking dish
.>?d baste while baking with butter
?nd waici- or a rich poup stool-:. Keep
covered the first port of thc cooking.
Black satin and Vern t?au sliver la?!
are a fine combination.
All persons are hereby forbidden
to hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon the lands own
ed or controlled by the undersigned.
AU persons who fail to heed this no
tice will be dealt with according to
M. T. TURNER,
J. D. EIDSON,
W. D. COLEMAN Estate
per B. WALSH.
I have again opened up my
market, and will carry a full
Ii nc of groceries in connection
with my market. I will have
fresh meat every day in the
I will make a specialty of
"White House" Coffee and
Tea. .Also Swift's Oremium
and Montebello hams.
Hignest Prices Paid for
my War Saying
YOU can't soe.
Then see me.
Geo. F. Hims,
iiglnV^aw^atlK apff Shin
Supplies andjiferjfeirs, Porta-j
?Ie. Stejma^mcLG?fcoline En
:ines^?8aw Teefla, Riles. Belt
nd ripes. \VO\)L\ SA WS
GINS and PRESS REPAIRS
I take tlii.-5~rr.ear? of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, boUV
for ladies aiul gentlemen. All ?vork
guarantee'.!. Let me know when
you have work and 1 will send for
ii and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard EuilJing Down Stairs
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The OM Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a j
General Tonic because it contains tbs j
well known tor.ic propertiesofQUINlNE ;
and IRON, lt nelson the Liver, Drives :
out Malaria, Enriches tUe Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. SO cents, i
Jewelry to J
We invile our Edgefieh
when in Augusta. We
of all kinds that we have evrr sho
you through our slock. Every de
with the newest designs.
We call especial attention to oui
every improvement Your watel
Work ready for delivery in a shorl
980 Broad St.
And Was Run-Down, Weak and
j Nervous, Says Florida Lady.
Five Soldes of Cardui
Made Her Weil.
Kathleen, Pla.-Mrs. Dallas Prine,
of this pince, says: "After the hirth
of my last child...I got very much
run-down and weakened, so much
that I could hardly do anything at
alL Ijwas so awfully nervous that
I coult? scarcely endure the least
noise. My condition was getting
worse nil lae time...
I knew I must have some relief or
I would soon he in the bed and in a
serious condition for I felt so badly
and was so nervous and weak I could
hardly live. My husband asked Dr.
--about my taking Cardui. He
said, Its a good medicine, and good
tor that trouble', so he got me 5 bot
tles...After about the second bottle I 1
fc.t greatly improved.. .before taking
it my limbs and hands and arms
wouid.po io sleep. After taking It,
however, this poor circulation disap
peared. My strength came back to
me and I was soon on the road to
healtbi After the use of about 5 bot
tles, I could do nil my house-work
and attend to my six children be
You cnn feel safe in giving Cardui
n thorough trial for your troubles It
contatos no harmful or habit-forming
drugs, bur. is composed of mild, vege
table, medicinal ingredients with no
bad after-effects. Thousands of women
have voluntarily written, telling of
the good Cardui ha? done them It
Should help you, too. Try it. E 74
DiiOP US A CAP.D
We will send Lon sampte^of a
Compositioi Roofing for vprir barns
or tenant houses t|atyrfiiabsolutely
last from i ?.
mont and i
C25 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
r,v W? T. Kinnaird, Probate
Whereas, Ella Williams made
Given under my Hand, Hus 18th
clay of December A. D. 191S.
Vv. T. KINNAIRD,
Dec. 18, 1018. Probate Judge.
D;troc Pigs For Sale.
O- .?coem:.of the bad weather I
could no?^er"n>^riugblbred Du
roc Jersey "]tt<s foi- s\^at jEdgelield
last Monday. SoHwitf selMheso pigs
at auction before tn^^ur/house the
Men.?ny in j?nu?rf(. This is a
line opportunity t? -vi^or^gh bred
Duroc hogs on your fyfnn.
;J. F. Walker.
1 friends to visit our store
have the largest stock of
wn. lt will be a pleasure to show
partment is constantly replenished
p repairing department, which has
h or clock made as good as new.
i 15. 15. RUSSELL,. JR.
R. E. ALLEN
RUSSELL j& ALLEN
857, SSQ^d 8^j( Reynolds Street
Bonded Warehouse. /Liberal acKance^on cotton in
storage. Correspondence invited ah^co?signments
(Best bx Test)
^x^hj^ky's Roofing Ifaterials
Mantels, TilesTC^tes,// Builder's Hardware
Complete stock of I^etal an^^omposition Roofing, Gal
vanized Metal Pi'oductSj/toppe^^inc, Asphalt and
Galvanized Shingles. / v
Prompt Delivery-Low Prices "\
DAVID SLUSK7 & SON, 009 Bradway, Augusta
BARRETT & COMPANY
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
CwViniocaie Grocers and Dealers in
0PI1, UatS, najr ana-w
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
Distributors of Marathon Tires and Tubes. None better, but our price
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See our representative, C. E. May.
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BUT A SURE WAY IS
TO PUTA LITTLE
IN THE BANK
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money in the bank, it is
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is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
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