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Wednesday, January 8.
Serftt. S. B. Mays Writes Mis
Father Co!. S. B. Mays
November 24. 19IS.
In addition to my thoughts that are !
alway? with you, they are especially .
so on this day that has bein set aside
for all soldiers to writo to their fath
Now that the fighting is over, there
is much speculation among the men
as to when they will brj sent homo.
They and I among them o'*e '"Il wild
for their time to'come as quickly as
From the girls' letters I gal her
that ail of you have the impression
that I am in Belgium fighting on the
Flanders front. When we first came
over, The ">">th Field Artillery Bri- ,
gade, of which the 105th Ammuni
tion Train is a part, was sent into .
France proper, .while the Infantry
Brigades of the 30th Division were I
all sent, up into Belgium. We thought I
then that we would, of course soon .
join our own Division but we have
never had the chance.
We were first sent up into the
Toul sector and got our first real ac- 1
tion on September 12, when tho 55th
F. R. Brigade opened the St. Mihiel;'
divide. I am glad to say that we didi1
our part weil. Our Brigade sine: then ?
has been used as a shock Brigade. We
r have fought with six divisions and'
! four army corps, each time after
' opening the action and working un- j
til the objective is obtained and then j
we move on to some other place and ,
other troops move in to hold the line.
That, of course, makes it rather hard, '
but in that way we had the chance to j
\ take a good many fights in the re
\gions at St. Mihiel, the Meuse River,
Argonne Fofest etc.
I have ever been sorry that we did
not rejoin thc 30th Division, as I j
know that with their good fighting we :
could have done fine together. Wei
have heard every now and then that!
we would join them, and only to-day ;
that we would join them somewhere j
next week and be shipped home. Here ?
is hoping that it is true.
Tell Sister that I am not in Maj. '
Gen. Lowis' Wiid Cat Division. It is
rather funny to see how badjthe re- j
porters get things mixed. The clip
ping she sent mc spoke of North and ,
South Carolina men ir. the Wild Cat
Division fighting at Cambrai. Well, ?
the men are from North and South ?
Carolina but they are the Old Hick
ory Division (30th) from Camp Sc-:
vier. National Guards instead of the .
drafted men from North and South:
Carolina in thc Wild Cac. (SIst) Di-:'
vision from Camp Jackson that
fought vi Cambrai.
By c'nance I heard that Arthur
Colic:i. who, by the way is in the
Wild C at Division, was near here, so 1
I rode uver to see him. 1 spent the af- ,
ternuo.u with him and believe he was
very glad to see me. 1 am stire I was
glad ta .see him. Wejxad a good many
things to talk about. |
Since hostilities have ceased, thc i
fellows here have been sending up
fire works in great quantities and
lately have taken un hand grounding,
for fish. A hand grenade proves to be ?
even belter than dynamite and as the j
Meu :e River seems to be literally full
of fish, the results are very gratify-j:
ing. Tile best hit I know of is 72 fish h
ranging from 8 inches to a foot and j
a hait in length from ono hand gren-J:
ade. This is a true fish story at that, ii
N<> doubt Calhoun has, by this time >.
gotten out of the army. We are all ?
hoping that we will be among the
first troops to be sent home, in that,.1
we have seen such continued action, ]
I am h pinfe that wc will be fortunate \ >
in that way. We have heard all kinds j
of rumors about going home but I
hardly know when to count on being h
there as a soldier never knows just I:
what he is going to do and is always
kept guessing. j:
I only wish it was possible for me li
to bc home Christmas and be with i
you. At any rate my thoughts will all i
be with you all the time. <
Give my love to all and the very
best wishes for a Merry Christmas ?
and a Happy New Year.
.?lHl StNV?lS SS?I*?
(Continued from page One]
. fie only perfect way of teachinj
contains the best suggestions
aching, the best instruction for
pils and if the music clubs wouk
troduce these pieces on their s<
.programmes, they would prove b
ficial in many ways.
From St. Louis, I went to Ti
o visit relatives, of all of whom 1
greatly proud. Mr. Hue McAmis
made a wonderful reputation as
organist in New York City. He
turned to his home in San Antoni
enlist for patriotic duty.
lie eave a recital compliment
i"o soldiers after v/hich was a rei
..?on. and also played in the Ca
dral. I copy from the San Antonio
per, a description of the organ r
tal. "An appreciative audience
sponded to the invitation exton
by the Scottish Rite Masons fe
public hearing of the fine Moe
organ installed a year ago in
Scottish Rite Cathedral for masc
work. The organist presented in
citai was Hue 31c Amis, a young i
sician of whom San Antonio is ju:
proud, and who recently returi
from musical studies in New York
enlist for military service. Mr. 1
Amis made a remarkable record
ring the year spent in Dr. Willi
Carl's organ school, and lu's appe
ance Sunday evening held no dis;
pointment for those who expeci
much of the gifted young musici;
His program was chosen to g
pleasure LO all hearers and disp]
well tiie resources and great toi
beauty of the organ. "America" a
' La .Marseillaise" were the openi
numbers, followed by Bach's "P;
lude and Fugue"in C minor, its te?
.lical demands being splendidly n
by Mr. McAmis, clearness a
warmth of tone being added to t
perfection of mechanical detai
[larker's "In the Twilight" was ma
doubly attractive by electrical mani
illation? directed by Mrs. F. L. Cc
son which stimulated the charm
Lhe twilight hour. In this number t
chimes of the organ were effective
displayed. Two compositions by Bo
net, the world's famed French orga
?st, arrested the attention of love
of organ music. These were "R
manee Sans Paroles" a dclightf
number of infectious melody, ai
"Caprice Heroigue" played wi
much brilliancy by the capable pe
former. Mr. McAmis also play?
"Chopin's Funeral March" in mer
orv of soldiers who have lost the
lives on the battlefields of Franc
Encores were demanded throughoi
the program, to which Mr Mc Am
responded with the "Weddin
March" from Lohengrin, "The R
Miry" and "Nearer My God to Thee
The "Star Spangled Banner" w;
strikingly given in conclusion. F<
(his the organist used the console o
the upper gallery, while the stap
displayed the Stars and Stripes wai
ing over the globe surrounded b
beautiful flags of all the allied n:
Electrical elects enchanted th
charm of the setting and made th
number a stirring finale. Mr. Mc Am i
\va< assisted by Sgt. Charles G
Bich:, tenor of the Kelly Field Gie
Club, who sang "For You Alone" b
Glehl, and "Love is Minc" by Gart
ner. Mr. Biehl's voice is of excellen
range and quality and his song
were cordially received. In respons
to the warm applause, he sang Bart
iett's "A Dream."
I feel justifiable in being proud o
being related to Hue.McAmis, capa
Ide of re' dering such a program, J
liandsoii. lad of cniy nineteen year:
a grandson of Col. Henry Cobb ,vh<
'. ?sited my mother whom some of th<
readers met.Ile has inherited an ap
predation and duty 'to patriotisn
through the wife of Moore who wai
surgeon in the Revolutionary army
She was an aunt of Patrick Henry
I he British were anxious to capture
him, she secluded him and fed hin:
I greatly enjoyed my visit to this
musician's aunt, Mrs. Cain who re
sides in Terrell. Texas, and seeing
Cousin Henry Cobb and meeting
many of their friends who gave many
social pleasures and listening to their
experience of a recent trip through
California, the ladies going by rail
and the men in automobiles, meeting
them at appointed places, for sight
seeing, the car registering seventeen
hundred miles over the most pictur
esque part of he United States.
I accompanied these relatives to
Longview, Texas, and greatly enjoy
ed from an automobile, viewing this
attractive, progressive city and
thence to Kilgo to visit relatives, the
small town peculiarly but beautifully
situated. The homes form a semi-cir
cle around a grove of oak and hick
ory trees which if not owned by in
dividuals would be ideal for a city
The background of these homes
is a rural agricultural district.
Mr. M. E. Bradley invented a
building for keeping potatoes. There
arc two plank walls- a foot apart. The
STK?ce bel ween them filled with saw
dust, windows for ventilation. In the
center of the building is a space re
sembling a hall in which are stoves,
above are wooden fans attached to
an iron pipe manipulated by a gaso
line engine for circulation of air. The
stoves are used for drying the pota
toes, at the same time the fans being
used to prevent them from cooking
This is continued from five to ten
days. The potatoes can be removed
during the winter without any earth
We had a beautiful automobile
ride, one hundred miles back to Ter
rell, stopping to visit many novel
places. The disadvantage of impure
water is something of the past. We
visited a Filteration Plant, a device
for taking impurities from tho liquid.
For this is used charcoal and sand
charcoal made from bones, called an
imal charcoal, the best purifier. It
removes not only solid matter but
any gas which the water may contain,
as the water passes between two
stone wheels. They are made green
by the doposit of the impurities the
water contained, thence into the ce
mented vats for further purification
after which we were handed a glass
of clear water, pure as a dew drop,
clear as a crystal, so refreshing, we
wonder if anyone is tempted to put
other than water in a cup or pitcher
which make all men happier and rioh
er since the Prohibition Bill signed
by President Wilson, effective from
July until dernobilizatoin.
There are many wonderful things
to be seen in Oklahoma and Texas
but the great fortunes are made with
oil, gas, and coal. The land is owned
by the government, not for sale. If
you wish to invest in a well, you pud
chase from the government a lease
for a specified time which gives you
the privilege to bore the earth con
tained in the lease. If you fail to find
oil or gas it is your loss, if you
strike oil you pay the government
one eighth of the profit. There are
as many as six different sands, and
oil is produced in paying quantities
I but the best pay is in the deep sand.
! The first thing of importance before
! drilling for oil is the location and for
mation of'the s oil. You pay by the
foot to drill. It costs at the present
time in Oklahoma to drill a well the
depth of 1,500 feet, complete stand
ard figures the sum of $7,000. Shal
low wells costs in proportion to the
depth of sand. Oil is often found in
pools which produce a flowing or
gushing well. Sometimes pools ex
tend twenty miles and others one
mile wide. Other wells are brought i^
through veins which usually produce
; The mystery of why some strike
! oil in a pool which brings a flowing
well, some strike oil in veins, others
strike a dry well my opinion may be
better than a woman's reason, be
cause though as simple as Columbus
standing the egg on its end. As an
I illustration you may recall my letter
j after my visit through Mammoth
Cave, Ky. There is not anything un
j usual about the surroundings. Over
(the Cave is a natural forest, surround
jing it nothing mysterious until you
'enter. Hs walls resemble the Pali
sades of the Hudson, some portions
lover which you walk dry like a des
iert, examine the sand, roll it between
i your fingers and you find each prain
[round and smooth as a shot. Theorist
(anti geologist believe water once flow
[ed over this, and it is substance
from its walls of apparent stone,
I which year by year likewise crumble
when water passes over it, other por
tions dry. But from her walls you be
! hohl cascades of water, disappearing
among the rocks, descend 365 feet to
a flowing river. We were rowed on
j i his river miles through the Cave, its
width usually a half mile but varying
considerable I believe should the
covering ' c emoved from the Cave,
it won'.. embie Wadkens Glen, N.
V. a I would not appear any more
i mysterious, should we bore a well
beginning above this river in Mam
moth Cave to the depth of 3G5 feet,
we would strike a river of , water.
! Should we likewise bore a well in
j Oklahoma and strike a pool of oil the
,gas it contained would force it up
ward and produce a flowing well;
?should we bore another well near the
first one above Mammoth Cave which
would strike the bank of the river,
wc would have a dry well; likewise
should wo bore a well directly above
the banks of the pool of oil we would
strike a dry hole. Should we bore a
well above the streams of veins form
ing cascades of water through the
Mammoth Cave, wo would produce
a well resembling an ordinary wall;
likewise should we bore wells through
the surface of tho earth and discover
oil in veins, it would have to be pump
ed to the surface and these wells
would vary as to depth, quantity and
quality, as ordinary wells of water.
The water producing the pictures
que beauly of the State Park of N.
V. Wadkens Glen is forme.d in cas
cades, rivulets and showers through
the gorge from the submarine springs
clear as a crystal, the sun's rays re
flecting its variegated hues, produ
that will enable our customers to get the rest of their
winter Needs at a BIG REDUCTION
In going over the stock we rind there are odds and ends that w?l have to be
cleaned out to make room for the spring goods.
SHOES! SHOES!! SHOES!!!
Broken Stock and Sizes
Twenty pairs going nt $1.50 the pair. Sixty pairs going a? One-half price. Both
of these are splendid bargains at the price. All other shoes in the house at One-Third
A small assortment of children's Bed-Room slippers at S5| cents the pair. Keep
your feet o?r'those cold floors in the early morning with a pair of carpefc slippers-ali
? going at 25 cents the pair.
HOSIERY SPECIAL-All 75 and 85 cents Silk hose to be closed out at 50
the pair. These hose will soon be advanced fco $1.00 the pair.
All Hats, Cloaks, Coat Suits and Dresses at ONE-THIRD OFF.
Special Sale on Sea Island-10 yards for $'2.00. Worth to-day's market price $3.00.
Ten yards Check Homespun going at $2.50.
Just received IG dozen China Cups and Saucers going at $2.00 and $2.25 a set.
Although .more of these were ordered this is all we could get at the present time.
Better see them before it is too late.
Why shiver in the cold weather when you can get a Sweater and Knit Cap afc
Prices are not coming down soon, so why not look over these values, and come in
and see others that we have, as space won't let us mention them here. All sale prices
are for cash only, as we can't afford to charge at these prices.
All'customers purchasing over $5.00 worth of merchandise
will receive some suitable gift
ing myriads of rain bows, as I
cribed after my visit to Niag,
'alls. This is wonderful, but not m
erious as tho Echo River throv
iammoth Cave which flows oxac
s a surface river 365 feet below I
urface, constantly changing
ourse for miles, but mysteriou
lunges into the earth, disappear!
nd leaving for debate from wher
; came and whither it goeth. Soi
iiink it runs into Green River soi
?stance away as it rises and fa
If you recall my description
ara toga Springs, N. Y. and the nui
er of springs so near together, ea
Obtaining diiTerent minerals in se
rate strata leading to them, recs
ne almost miraculous water of II
pring?. Arl:. Ail these wonders i
ature impress you with thc Divini
f the Creator and the greatness i
io ingenujty of man to utilize thei
ndowed with power, these bodies <
ust, as the clay which healed tl
lind man. Therefore give Him tl
lory for all creation and ncknow
ilge Man His masterpiece, made i
[is own image. But the intuition c
'oman is often superior to that c
ian as was demonstrated.
I was shown a man who had lost
ortune investing in wells, each tim
ailing to find anything of value, wa
ailed the dry hole man . My hos
ame hurriedly to tell mc a youn?
tdy had struck oil in four wells 01
er lease, and I would have the op
ortunity of beholding a flowing well
he was offered a half million dollar:
ar her investment, but could no
ave been more delighted than I wai
) behold the black oil gush from thc
rell about thirty feet in tho air in t
reat volume falling into an earthen
nsin surrounding the well, which is
urified in the refiners; if it overflows
ie basin, that is a loss. After the oil
:ases to flow naturally, it is brought
) the surface with pumps and flows
irough tubes placed underground,
irrying it' for miles away emptying
ito reservoirs where desired, regard
as of distance. This saves great ex
ense of barrelling and shipping. It
the general opinion that oil travels
juthwest to northeast. If you draw
straight line from thc Kansas fields
mthwest to Eocenwood, Texas, you
iii find oi! pools all the way. There
a much greater possibility in Tex
5 an arra of 10,000 square miles or
,400,000 acrs of possible oil pro
ucing territory. Often instead of oil
they discover gas in thc weils. Thc
aro then covered air tight and tub?
connected with the well running int
buildings for heating and cookin
In the home in which I was cntei
tamed in Oklahoma they had th
most beautiful heaters made almos
entirely of isinglass thc part that er
closed the natural gas, and they coul
instantaneously illuminate and a
quickly thc heat was thrown out, air
as suddenly it could be regulated t
the desired temperature, or entirel;
extinguished if preferred. It is idea
for cooking, judging from the menu
served and to behold thc immaculati
I could not refrain from being in
inquisitive to know how they kept th<
lawns, yards and surroundings st
free from anything to detract iron
them. JJ y host told me of iron or met
al barrels for sale, minus the botton
or top. which are placed over a gai
jet connected with underground gas
pipe. Any.rubbish about the premises
can quickly be destroyed without dan
ger of fire, I was informed how tc
make them of mortar and brick like
a round chimney, height of a barrel,
having a door through which the con
tent;-, can be lighted with an ordinary
match, or cleaned out when ashes
accumulate. Every yard should have
one. My host carried me twenty miles
to the Gushing Fields. This was a
wonderful automobile ride. I beheld
something resembling a burning
stump and was informed it was an
underground gas pipe which had
burst. They connected these gas pipes
to others extending above ground for
illumination of yards and farms, re
sembling burning torches. The light
ning set fire te one oil well which re
sembled a burning volcano and left
the effects similar to an earthquake,
destroying a fortune in valuable oil
and gas, whioh is now to propel aero
planes for distribution of mail which
I trust will never again be needed for
We went in an automobile to visit
relatives in Dallas, Texas, which is a
railroad center, trolley lines to Fort
Worth and other important places. It
is there you see the pride of the state
thc State Fair Grounds, and it is one
of the principia manufacturing cen
ters. While there we attende! a lec
ture by a returned wounded soldier
being so extraordinary in oratorical
talents and was furnished wonderful
moving pictures to illustrate this lee
ture. He exhibited miniature cannon
and various swords of war, some of
which would inflict incurable wounds
by the way in which they weremade.
I recall the grandest parade in the
history of the United States when th?
foreign representatives were enter
tained in New York City and the sol
diers went to France. It required five
hours for this military parade to
pass; I have never witnessed any
thing more solemn, and when the an
nouncement of peace came I was in
a position to appreciate the gratitude
of those ted by the Star of the East,
that mysterious Bethlehem Star, to
behold one in a manger bringing
"Peace, good viii, on earth to men,"
to die on a cross that those who fell
honorably fighting the battle of life
might live eternally with Him.
Johntson. S. C.
Your bicycle can be driven by a
light two-cylinder motor that will do
away with your pedaling. Something
entirely new but altogether satisfac
tory. Come in to see it.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
A black mare mule, shod all a
round, strayed from my farm De
cember 25. Reasonable reward.
B. L. Still,
Saluda, S. C. R. F. D. 6
One good yoke of oxen. Apply te
W. P. Brunson,
1-1-3t Cleora, S. C.
A new "Continental" bicycle nas
stolen from in front of our store
Christmas eve by a colored boy. Re
ward of will be paid.
Stewart & Kernaghan
?low To Give Quinine To Children.
FSBRTLINEt?iL^tra?c-tnarfc name (riven to an
unproved QU?II?LC. lt is a Testclesa Syrup, pleas
ant to take and t?oes not disturb thc stomach.
Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
Also especial!v nd.-.ptcd 'o adults who cannot
Jake ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor ringing in the head. Try
lithe next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Th*
dame FKSRIMNE is blown io hattie. 25 rtvt*