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Wednesday, October 5.
Interesting Letter From Uncle
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I am still alive but not very lively,
and I hardly know whether I ought
to attempt to write, but the enclosed
letter from Joe Lake Prince is the
cause of my writing at all.
.-No one bu t myself knows how I
appreciate that letter (which you
may publish if you wish). Why? Be
cause I know the one who wrote it,
and I am satisfied that God put it in
his heart to write it.
. I sometimes think that my life has
been a complete failure as to having
ever been of any help to any one in
trying to live the life God would be
glad for them to live, but I have more
letters in my trunk that I call my
love letters. Why, because I know it
was love that prompted the writers
to write them. Yes, they were written
by those who once were members of
the Bible class that for more than
forty years I tried to teach.
-1 haye a Bible given to me in the
year of 1898 and on one of the fly
leaves are written the following:
liais Bible was a gift to me from L.
F. Dorn, a scholar in my Bible class
from the year 1872 to the close of
the year 1898, excepting 2 years,
1881 and 1882. E. G. Morgan, Sr.,
JBible Class Teacher in the Parksville
Sunday School, December 4th, 1898.
V . I moved from the Parksville neigh
borhood, in December 1898 and for
13 years taught the Bible class of
Bed Oak Grove, having taught it (or
lilied to) before from 1871 to 1880.
*that is when Joe Lake,was a.mem-.
'i#er. Oh.- yes, timsg-. wej?e__j)leasarit
HSjtart rejo^d^?kno>;^^hatte?dly ^
"?iad done'(br tried to""clo) something
for the Lord who had done so much
It was at the old Red Oak Grove
where J. N. Griffis united with the
church, of which Rev. Geo. W. Bus
sey has already told you, but I have
something more to tell of which only
Heavy (J. N. Griffis) and I know. I
loved Heavy and he loved "Buddie,
that is what he called me, even while
in camp during the Civil War, and he
called me that as long as he lived,
but I have digressed.
That which took place that only he
and I and God witnessed. The day be
fore he united with the church he
" went home from the church with me
and he and I took a walk and went
to my watermelon patch. I can see
liim now, while I write as plain as I
saw him then and hear him say:
"Buddie, I am so happy," and I have
never in all my life looked upon a
face that expressed so much happi
ness. We loved each other before,
and from that day to the day of his
death that love was a deep love nev
er to die. And I hope to see him,
again, but when,* I don't know, but
Yes, Heavy is gone. Only four of
the 68 of Co I, 2nd S. C. Cav., now
living that I know of; H. E. Meal
ing, in his 83rd or 84th year; myself
in my 78th year; J. N. Fair and Elias
Talbert, I suppose both in their 73rd
or 74th year. I am getting to feel so
.lonesome somtimes wh?n I think of
.the few that are left of us. Excuse
jme, I just couldn't help but write as
What about crops? Corn fairly
good, but cotton almost a complete
failure. In some fields it will take
from 10 to 20 acres to make a 500
pound bale. If weather permits, by
the 10th or 15th of this month all
will be gathered.
Rt. 2, Box 111, Harlem, Ga.
MjTdear Uncle Iv:
I have been thinking for a long
time that I would write to you but
would put oft" writing until a more ?
convenient time; so here I am at !
Uncle Iv, I think of you often and
wish so much that I could see you, ;
and I think so often, of the many, 1
'many happy hours that we spent at :
dear old Red Oak Grovee. <
Oh, how I did love to sit in your 1
donday school class and listen to you i
explain the lesson. I always consid
ered that I heard two sermons on
first Sunday, one by our pastor and
the other by Uncle Iv in Sunday
Uncle Iv, those were happy days.
May God bless the old church. I shall
love the cid place and all of its peo
lpe as long as I live.
Am so sorry that Bro. G. W. Bus
sey had to give up preaching there.
I heard that he had given it up on ac
count of failing health. I always loved
Bro. Bussey so much. I heard that the
church has called Bro. Seago. He is a
'good man and a good preacher.
It was sad indeed, about Uncle
Nick Griffis' death. I guess you heard
about it. We went yesterday to see
Aunt Maggie. She is looking well
considering her age and what she has
gone through with in the loss of Un
Uncle Iv, why did you quit writ
ing to the Edgefield Advertiser? We
did enjoy your letters so much. When
are you coming to Edgefield? You
must be sure to come to see us when
you come. We would be so glad to
About all you hear now here is.the
boll weevil, and I tell you he has got
the cotton crop with us sure. And I
guess he has done you all bad, too.
We have had very hot weather seems
to me, as hot as I ever saw, but has
been a little cooler now for a day or
Well, Uncle Iv, I will close with
much love and highest regards for
you, my dear friend, and best regards
to r.ll your family.
J. L. PRINCE.
Edgefield, S. C.
Resolutions on the Death of
Brother John L. Ouzts,
From Grove Lodge
No. 52, A. F. M.
Whereas, The great and supreme
ruler of the universe has in His in
finite wisdom removed from among
us one of our worthy and esteemed
brothers, and whereas, the long and
intimate relation held with him in
the faithful discharge of his duties
in this Lodge makes it eminently be
fitting that we record our appr?cia
thon of him; Therefore, Resolved,
That the sudden removal of such a
life from among our midst leaves a
vacancy and a shadow that will be
deeply realized by all the members
and friends of this society and will
prove a serious loss to the communi
ty and the public.
Resolved, That with deep sympa
thy with the bereaved relatives of
JpSIN^pm ud- ?^?'eaF-a loss Jo us .all
may* be*"overruled by good for Him
who doeth all things well;
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the rec
ords of this lodge, a copy printed in
the local paper and a copy forwarded
to the bereaved family.
J. C. Williams,
P. A. Timmerman,
J. L. Reames,
The Home Grounds.
This is the season of the year we
begin for more attractive grounds
on the farm. Shrubs, trees and flow
ers add much to the charm of living
in the open country and more far
riers should take an interest in home
Shrubs may be transplanted in the
fall or winter with the least danger
of loss and with the greatest assur
ance of saving them. As a rule the
first summer is trying on shrubs if
the drouth is severe. Shrubs planted
in the fall or early winter will have
their roots well established in the
soil and be less liable to surfer from
the drouth the following summer.
Trees may be set any time from
late fall until spring but the best
time is soon after the leaves fall in
early autumn. Then trees are dor
mant and may stand digging up and
The ground should be in good con
dition and be prepared some time be
fore the tree is to be transplanted.
The ground should be prepared
early in fall for the flower beds; the
ground should be dug up early, then
manure applied and the whole cover
ed with a mulch. Under the influence
of the rains and freezes the ground
will then be in good condition for
the flower beds the following spring.
-Farm and Ranch.
FOR RENT: Six-room residence,
large front and rear halls, pantry and
bathroom, hot and cold water. All
windows and doors screened, large lot
with necessary outbuildings. Posses
sion given November 1. Apply to J.
Do not fail to examine the stock of
furniture, rugs, stoves, and house
?old goods offered for sale at greatly
reduced prices by the Edgefield Mer
cantile Company. Come at once and
)uy something at a bargain. Don't
Protect Your Property.
The cheapness of lumbar in the old
days and the shortage of cash led
many good farmers into habits of
carelessness in the handling of an im
portant part of their property, the
farm buildings. So long as lumber
was seemingly cheap and so long as
the good, durable heart-pine timber
of a few years back was available,
there seemed to farmers to be little
reason for painting. The lumber was
so durable that the damage by decay
seemed inappreciable. And on many
farms available money was needed
so badly for other things that the
house, the barn, and other buildings
But the quality of lumber avail
able in most parts nowadays is no
longer of the heart-pine variety.
While there still is some of this kind
to be had, the average farm user of
lumber gets a far different grade.
The sap-growth lumber ordinarily
available now is so porous and so.
readily absorptive of water that it
offers the best of living conditions
for the agents of decay. And such
lumber, if allowed to remain unpro
tected, deteriorates so rapidly that
the sound plank of today is soon a
spongy, crumbling mass.
1 With the ever growing scorcity of
lumber and with the present day
prices for new lumber or lum
ber of inferior grade, it is imperative
that every man take steps to save
what he has. Paint is the one re
course. Instead of being a luxury,
paint is in reality a necessity. Money
expended for paint and its proper ap
plication pays a handsome dividend
in the prolonged life of the building
or the farm implements.
Like other things, paint can be mis
used. Painting when lumber is moist
may be worse than useless, inasmuch
as the paint will tend to seal the mois
ture inside the wood, allowing it to
escape much more slowly and thus
prolonging the period of activity of
the decay organisms. Painting heart
pine or resinous lumber before it has
been exposed long enough for the res
inous materials to disappear lessens
the value of the paint. One would
hardly think of painting without us
ing a priming coat. Painting the iron
parts of implements without first
thoroughly cleaning them and freeing
them from rust is poor protection.
Paint, properly applied, is one of
the best investments a farm owner
can make. Buildings -or implements,
unprotected will not last. It isn't a
question of what is good enough for
yon or good" enyazhJiyz&ftf^a^
et 4o..pain^and thus prolong thejpe^
riod of service of all buildings on the'
Get Running Water into the
There is little need for the average
farm home's being without running
water. If the most nearly perfect sys
tem cannot be afforded, there surely
is a less expensive system that can be
had. If well planned before hand it
need not necessarily lead to waste to
install substitute equipment.
An ordinary force pump at the
well, connected with a tank in the at
tic, can be made to furnish running
water at the kitchen sink, the hot wa
ter tank, and a full equipment for
the bathroom and toilet. If all of this
equipment cannot be afforded at one
time, one can put in the pump, the at- ]
tic tank, and the kitchen sink with
the necessary connections probably |
for less than $50. As more money be
comes available one or more of the
bathroom fixtures can be added un
til that is complete.
Therefore we feel justified in urg
ing every farm-owning family not to
delay putting running water into the
home. Begin with that portion of a
good system that can be afforded.
And then add to it year by year, un
til the system is completed-Pro
"Don't stop my paper. I'll come
in next week and pay you up."
"We are sacrificing every cent of
profit on everything we sell."
"This dog won't run anything at
night but 'possums."
"Jimmy could talk perfectly when
he was two years old."
"0, what a beautiful baby."
"Can get a drink anytime I want
"Our cow gives six gallons a day."
"Found a potato in my patch last
week that weighed 10 pounds.
"Made 200 gallons of molasses
from an acre of cane."
"Have never lost anything in buy
ing cotton futures."
"Can stop smoking if I want to.
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and !
Builds up the Whole System. SO cents.
SEE THEM NOW
THE NEW FALL OXFORDS
Are here in the Light Brown, Brown and Black.
Also the two and one straps are to be seen. Oxfords
are going to be the "style's demand" this fall and
winter, to be worn with wool hose.
The Quality of the Goods and
the Pri?es will Surprise You
These cool mornings call for Sweater
Coat to keep you warm. Get yours now
Eave your wants filled at once if you are going to plant any
Narcissus and Hyacinths. We haye just received a shipment
of these bulbs and now is the time to plant them.
The Corner Store
Notice is hereby given that a
meeting of the Dixie Highway Hotel
Company will be held in the court
house Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, at
four o'clock. As business of impor
tance will come up for considera
tion, a full attendance of the stock
holders is urged.
J. C. Sheppard,
J. L. Mims,
Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. Claude Johnson has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as General Guardian
in re the Estate of Maud Smith John
son, his ward this the 28th day of
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at Edgefield Court House, South Car
olina, on the 28th day of October,
1921, at ll o'clock a. m., why said
order of Discharge should not be
W. T. KINNAIRD,.
J. P., E. C., S. C.
Hemstreet & Alexander
647 Broad Street
Dealers in Guns, Revolvers and
Repairing of Fire Arms, Bicycles,
Key Fitting a Specialty.
1 want the people of Edgefield
to know that I Repair Watches
and Jewelry of all kinds in the
most approved manner. Twenty
five years of experience.
W. E. SIKES
216 Campbell St. Augusta, Ga.
Need Purina Chows
Moult dragging ? Your hens
don't get enough protein.
Feed it to them or they Tl rob
their body-tissues to get it
and laying will come to a
sudden stop. Feed Purina
Chows. Give your hens the
material they need for both
feathers and eggs, and you
will be repaid many times
The Purina Mills guarantees that you
will get more egga or your money
back, when you feed Purina Chows as
directed. Phone us.
J. D. KEMP & CO., Edgefield, S. C.
For Salo at your Dealer Made tn five grade?
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK