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Wednesday, January 15.
George Delaughter Writes
. December 6, 1918.
How are you all now? Well, I hope.
I received your letter to-day and was
so glad to hew from you all and to
know you are well. You don't know
how proud I would be to get home
once more for good.
I was sorry to hear that Capers
had to go to camp, but I am glad he '
wont have to come over here for it !
is over now..
I was in hattie November 10 and
ll, right up in the front line the last
day and I heard the last shot fired on
the front. I thought my time was to 1
come at any moment, but the Lord |<
was with me and I didn't get even a '
scratch. When I went into battle, I
asked God to take through and he !
did, and after it was over, I thanked
Him for it. We went through some ;
awful shell fi? e the morning of the
11th: They stopped firing the 11th I
month. 11th day-and the 11th hour, j
and there were many proud soldiers.
I was one when peace came. It was :
tough times. Bullets passed me any
where from ten feet to one half inch, j
That was dose, but I have always j
heard "a miss was as good as a mile."
I will tell you more about it when 11
see you and I hope to be h orne some-.
*ime in the near future, time enough 1
to start my farm again. I was sorry ?
t? hear Johnnie had left us. It wont,
seem like the same place, although '
I was glad to hear Mrs. Prince and ,
Abbie woald rent the place from him. |
? hope Johnnie will have good luck
hut I am afraid he has made a bad t
move. He had better stayed on the ?
farm, for it is the life to live in the
I suppose Papa must be having a
time with Capers, Johnnie and my
self both away, but tell him the good j
Lord is going to bring me back to ?
him before long, and the next time I j
go, it will be as it was this time, I do 1
not think I will volunteer, while I
don't regret going and doing my j
duty, and would do so if necessary.
There is not very much sickness
over here now. I am glad you receiv- j
ed my money. I began to think it was
lost. Save me some Christmas cake,
for I will be glad to get itVhen I get J
Tell Aunt Carrie that Tom is all j
0. K. too after the battle, and give :
them and Grandpa my love. There is '
no one can tell how touirh is was but
those who were in it, for I was in the
thickest of the fitrht. I will write to i
Papa and Lila tomorrow. >
My love to all, and^lell them I am 1
living, thank God.
Your son in France.
\To the Members of the Edge
field Methodist Church
On account of the influenza quar
antine, all church services are called
off for an indefinite period. This is
working a great hardship on church
finances, as our expenses are running
steadily on. The first quarterly Con
ference for the year is to be held at
Trenton on February 2, less than
three weeks off, hence it will be
necessary for all members to send in
their offerings to the treasurer, Mr.
J. D. May within the next few days,
as we are supposed to have one
fourth of all assessments for the year
in hand by the time of the quarterly
Conference. Please let those who can
make generous contributions for the
A. L. Gunter, Pastor.
B. E. Nicholson, Chr. B. of S.
Nitrate Soda to Farmers.
Farmers should at once apply for
the government soda. Blanks can be
fcacd at the banks over the county,
.r with Mr. Sam Nicholson, who will
lie the County Distributor this year.
The time for applying expires Jan
mary 25, s? attend this matter at
Addison B. Carwile,
KIMC''S nm LIFE PILLS
Th? Pil?s That Oo Cure.
Fv?rr. and Mrs. Bsi?sy RsccSv
Ccinmei?cla'l'icr: for thc:*
Columbia, S. C.
December 4, 191
Mr. ami Mrs. Johnnie Bailey,
Dear Friends:-In a few d
Johnnie Tillman Bailey, your
will receive his honorable (lisch:
and return io his home. He is br
ing. I hope, many fine qualitie
body anti mind which he has acqu
or developed in the service of
country. The army has done ev
thing it could do to make him stn
resourceful, self-reliant, yet self-i
trolled. It returns him to you i
still true man.
You have been an important m
ber of the great army of encourt
ment and enthusiasm which he!pe<
making him and us all better soldi
you can be a great help in keepinj
live the good qualities he is bring
back from the army in making hil
good citizen as he was a good sold
A better boy never went to sen
than he. He is a true christian,
ways found ready for his call witl
cheerful fare His fare and necessi
expenses home will be paid him
the government. He will receive
pay due him, and ho may, if he wi
es, wear his uniform for tin
months from the date of his c
His return to civil life will bri
new problems l'cr you both to sol
The qualities he brings back will hi
you now as your encouragement he
ed him while he was away.
Only in your hands and his rei
the future of your country. As 1
commander and o.licers, we ar?
proud of him. He has done his du
well and with all honor. I as his coi
mander, will now bia him good-b
vv th deep regret and wishing him i
good luck and every success after
r-.'turns to his home.
A. J. Schaefer.
Com. 1st Bat., 42 Reg. 4 A. R.
Letter from Hampton Medloc
to His Parents
December 15, 1918.
Dear Father and Mother:
This leaves me well. I just receivi
your kind letter last night and w;
certainly glad to hear from you a
You asked me when I thought
would come home. I am sorry to U
you I don't know. I suppose ye
know more about it than I do. Hoi
I will be back in time to make a ere
if I live and the Lord is willing.
My finger is getting on fine and
can use it very well, can bend it an
it does not pain me unless I strike
against something. I think it will b
able to knock the spark lever of m
Please save me one of those bi
sausage until the first of March an
if I am not back by that time, eat :
up. Did you . make any wheat thi
year? Tell me if you got a good prie
for your cotton.
I told you about seeing Warre
Reel on the boat the other day whe
I was coming back from the hospita!
He is getting on fine. I was certainl;
glad to sec him and am going to writ
to him to-day.
We do not do much now but drill
I hear there have been man;
changes since I left. Well, I thanl
God that I have done my bit for rn;
country and will do it again if I havi
to. I thank God I am not a slacker. '.
fought that our country might b<
free. I willingly went when Unck
Sam called me, and if it is to do a
gain, I will go again, but I hope wc
will not have any more war.
Just received a letter from Lizzi?
White, I was surprised to hear from
We are in a small French town
and it is hard to have photographs
taken over here, but I will do my
best to have some taken, and will
send Lizzie one. Tell her I send my
love and best wishes and also to Mag
gie and Aunt Kato and Uncle Mar
Give my love to Mr. and Mr?. Me
Ghee, and a message to Mrs. Gene
McGhee, Mr. McGhee, little Gene
and Strom. Tell Albert I send my
beut wishes and Henry the same.
Your loving SOB,
Honor Roll of Beaver Dam
Miss Annie May Culbreath, Teaoher.
Advanced First Grad?
^cLor, Mrc. Wells.
(Dear Lillie and family:
Am just back fr?m one of the prin
cipal cities of France, went on busi
ness though mostly. Saw lots-of
grand sights, one was the third lar
gest cathedra] in the world. It cer
tainly is a wonderful piece of archi
j test ure.
I How is Elisabeth liking the school?
Hope she will stay and study hard.
Am very glad to hear of her good re
ports. Tell her to write me if she is
allowed to, or you give her a permit
to write to me. Don't let her stay at
home after Christmas. After she
stays where sbje is a year, then she
can go to some coll?ge she will like
How are the dairy and the crop?
Mamma wrote, me that Papa's crop
was very good considering the dry
weather. We see absolutely nothing
grown over here but grain, irish pota
toes and poppies. Saw lots of hops up
in Belgium and it was very pretty,
growing on a frame about twenty
feet high. Save me a big water melon
next summer, buy lots of good mu
sic, for I am going to spend a day
with you. I am anxious to see the
land where the sun shines.
I am on the samo job, see lots of
letters going to Henry Harris regis
Do you ever hear from M. D. now?
I don't hear from him very often. He
made good h the navy BO far and is
now making a fairly good salary. I
wouldn't be in the navy though, I got
enough of it coming over. T know
every body has to get used to it, but
I had just enough to fill me up, was
sick nins days.
Letter from Willie Cheatham
to His Aunt, Mrs. R. E. Morgan
Somewhere in France,
December 7, 1918.
Dearest Aunt Bessie:
1 have just returned to my batal
lion somewhere in France, and upon
returning found: your letter waiting
for me. Oh, I was so glad to hear
from you again,.
I thank you ever so much for wish
ing to send me a Christmas box. I did
not get any of the Christmas tickets
until it was too late to send them, so
I thought I could make out just as
well without a Christmas box.
I will just wait for the time which
is sooji. coming when I oan erjby
those Hood things with you all. Just
write every chance you have, and if
you never have time, do so at a half
Aunt Bessie, I have been on fur
lough in London. You can imagine a
grand time. Some city, believe "Old
Bill." A place for the Yanks to have
a good time. My furlough, I enjoyed
so much, but the long journey was a
While in London, I forgot that
there had ever been any war, or that
I ever did any fighting, but it is well
we can forget such horrible things as
wc did and saw.
I am glad that you have heard
from Percy and I hope he is not
wounded as badly as thought.
I am getting on just fine and ami
as solid as a dollar, but my escape is:'
a miracle. |
If you see Lieut. Greneker again
tell him "hello" and that I said he ceri
tainly was lucky. * J
I have just received and read al
letter from Maude Ligon. They all
will write to me sometimes, but
seem to be very slow. She told me
the last time they heard from John
nie Ligon he was coming across, so I
don't guess he has been over long e
nough to have gotten into the fun,
as some of the boys call it. Now, it
didn't se<\n .ike fun to me, but I'm
going 1 _ fQ you one little instance
of w* ici. i Know to be true. While my
company was going over the top and
the enemy was retreating, one little
boy looked around to some of the
boys at his side-burst into a big
laugh and said , "Boys, isn't this
fun!" I tell you the Yanks are hard
to beat, they all have the right spirit,
don't you think so?
I hope I will not have to write yon
all many more letters before I will
see you again. I am looking for a let
ter from home every day now, I don't
think they write me as often as they
Well, Aunt Bessie, when I do get
to see you all, will try and give you
a little of my oxperience.
Write me as often as you tan, I al
ways like to hear from you and Un
cle Edd.. I am going to writo to Jan
ie? right away.
With love to yon all,
Willie T. Cheathai*.
flow To Give Quinine To Children;
FKW<II.IN*K JSlhctrnde-mark name nive;' to an
improved Quinine. It is a Tasteless Syrup, pleat*,
nnt to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children taire il a??d never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who carnot
take ordinary Quinine. Does not nauseate not
cause nervousness norringinc in the head. Try
lithe *exttinie you need Quinine lor any pur
pose. Ask for 2'Ounce erir:i:i.'d package. T!:e
name FEHK1U23B is hiowu fa bottle. 2S cents
January 10th to
that will enable "$ur customers to get the rest of their
winter Needs at a BIG REDUCTION
In going over the stock we find there are odds and ends that will have to he
cleaned out to make room for the spring goods.
SHOES! SHOES!! SHOES!!!
Broken Stock and Sizes
Twenty pairs going at $1.50 the pair. Sixty pairs going at 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 off those cold floors in the early morning with a pair of carpet slippers-all
going at 25 cents the pair.
HOSIERY SPEC?AL-All TS and 85 cents Silk hose to bc closed out at .50
the pair. These hose will soon be advanced to $1.00 the pair.
AU 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 l/> 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 thc cold weather when you can get a Sweater and Knit Cap at
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
Money to Loan Farmers.
The Federal Land Bank of Colum
bia makes loam to farmers on first
Mortgages at 5% per cent interest
for 35 years through "The Johnston
National Farra Loan Association."
The interest and. one per cent of the
principal to be paid annually. The
loan can be cancelled after five years.
Apply M. Q. NORRIS,
Notice to Creditors.
( All persons indebted to the estate
of the late W. H. Crim will mak? pay
ment at once to the undersigned and
all persons holding claims against the
said estate will present them proper-1
ly attested for payment to the under
Mrs. L, J. Crim,
150 three-pound can? of tomatoes,
"4-H" brand, guaranteed to be full
weight and good quality, at 20 cents
Miss Eugenia Brunson,
1-1-4t. Cleora, S. C.
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. (
Oat ll Hone Power G&aelinc Ea
giaa for tal? tr will trad* for a small
er oas. WiU ?aU cheap.
fi. G. JORDON,
fial?Ma, S. C.
One goefi yoke of oxen. Apply to
W. P. Brunson,
1-1-lt Cleora, S. C..
All persons are hereby notified
not to fill holes in public roads or
do a 11 y work whatsoever without
specific inst rucl ions. The board
will nut pay any mon- daims (or
R. N. BROADWATER,
FOR SALE: Four hogs ready for
?slaughter, each weighing about 275
I pounds. Apply to
J. C. Allen.
Meeting Street, S. G.
For Sale: A six-room house, large
Ilot, servant'? house, good well, large
(garden, etc. Apply to 0. Sheppard.
You can get what you like and
you like what you get at the
Arcade Cafe and Restaurant for
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Regular dinner 50c. $3.50
Commutation Tickets for $3.
We invite our Edgefield friends
to call to see as (the Edgefield
Plffll G RI FALL,
Arcade Bld'g, Columbia.
Buy War Saving
you can't see.
Then see me.
Geo. P. Minis,
Edgefield, S. C.
now To Give Quinine To Children.
FItnRILINni:;f.;.';tr.-?c-ninrk name (riven to nr.
improved Cjuini:.^. lt is a '1 nstel??s Syrup, pier;;,
eut to take and does not disturb the stomach.
Children take it never knew it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adults who cannot
Jake ordinary Quinine. Docs not nauseate nor
cause nervousness nor finetas in the head. Try
it the next time you need Quinine for any pur
pose. Ask for 2-ounce original package. Tho
(ou?e FV31V.U IN? is blown in *>QMJ?. 35 ??auto
All persons owning property o?
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
quired to make returns of the sam?
to the Auditor under oath within tht
time mentioned below and the Audi
tor is required by law to add a pen
alty of 50 per cent to all property
that is not returned on or before the
20th clay of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 arid 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
I or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
Ropers-Wednesday, January 15,
Meriwether-(At Joe Thurmond's
Store) Thursday, January 16th.
Collier- Friday, January 17th.
Red Hill-Saturday, January 18*h.
W. R. E. Winn's Store-Monday,
Cleora-Tuesday, January 21st.
Pleasant Lane-Wednesday, Jan
Meeting Street-Thursday, Jan
Johnston-Friday, January 24th.
Herrin's Store-Saturday, January
Trenton-Monday, January 2Vih.
The office will be open to receive
returns from the ?r?*, day of January
till the 20th day of Feb. 1819, aa pn
icribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
I am in the market for
Hides and Furs
such as mink, muskrat. Coo?
Highest prices paul.
Edgefield, S. C.