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"Uncle" Rufus Derrick Visit
the Soldiers' Hone in
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
I visited the home for the old C<
federate soldiers in Columbia for 1
first time and I feel like saying son
thing about what I saw, putting
in as few words as possible.
I was met on the porch by Ca
W. H. Stewart, the superintende:
and he gave me a cordial welcon
telling me to come in and make n
self at home. I was given room nu
ber 24, about 14 by 20 feet in si:
There were two single iron beds
the room, with good springs and thi
mattresses, two sheets, heavy wool
blankets and one pillow. The roc
also had a dresser with drawers ai
mirror, wardrobe, with hangers f
clothes. In one corner was a bas
with running hot and cold wat
pipes. There were tall glass windon
screened to keep out flies and mo
quitoes, also a transom over the doi
for ventilation. The room was light?
by electricity and opened on a broz
hall running the full length of tl
building. It was told that there wei
35 rooms like this one in the hom
all of them well furnished like tl
one I occupied. The home is locate
on a tract of 60 acres of fine land i
the edge of the city. The superb
tendent's home is near by on tl
same tract. At one end of the mai
building connected by a hall lighte
all night with electric lights, is tl
hospital for the sick. I was surprise
to see such a well equipped and con
fortable building and how well th
old vets are cared for. It may be th?
they were treated poorly at som
time in the past but now they are a
traeted all right.
They have a good superintenden
and two good ladies who do all the
can to make the old veterans com
fortable .A hall is provided with com
fortable seats and an organ for re
ligious services. They have preach
ing every Sunday at the home b;
preachers from the city. The gooi
Christian women visit the home one
a week and sing and pray with th
old veterans. They sing the old timi
songs that the old soldiers like. The:
made me feel like I was in a pro
traeted meeting. One ?ady called oi
the superintendent to make a tall
and he said a home without a womai
was a very poor home. He said w<
have two in the home here and thej
are worth their weight in gold, Mri
New and Miss Myers who is said t(
be such a good nurse.
In times past they killed hogs with
out hams and had only the middling
.meat but now they kill hogs wit!,
hams and serve them in the home
There are two rows of tables in the
dining room and 12 sit at each table.
When the bell rings the veterans
march in the dining room 'and each
one takes a chair at his place. No one
helps himself until the superintend
ent knocks on the table, says grace
and then all commence to eat. A
waiter comes around and gives each
one coffee and milk. No old soldier
is allowed to go in the dining room
with his ocat off.
I was shown around the grounds by
a good old friend, Mr. M. C. Whit
lock, who was well posted about
everything. I saw fine rutabagas,
Irish potatoes and two acres in sweet
potatoes. They also have hogs and
milch cows that give four gallons
each of rich milk. The porch is sup
plied with ice water for the old vet
erans. The home is located only a few
hundred yards from the trolley car
line that comes out from the city.
There are now 66 old veterans in
the home and they are expecting
two or three more soon. Only two of
the 66 veterans have living wives.
Eighteen old soldiers have died in the
home this year. When one of the old
soldiers dies and his people want his
body sent home he is put in a good
coffin and sent to his old home. If
they are not sent home they are bur
ied here. None of the veterans are
allowed to wear overalls in the home.
They give them good cloches to wear.
They are occasionally given fur
loughs to visit their old home. The
old veterans greet each other like
brothers and talk over their experi
ences and the different battles they
were in. If any of the veterans com
plain of being sick the nurse comes
at once and gives them attention. The
doctor visits the home once each day.
I have tried to write about the
home just as I saw it and as it was
told to me. If what I have said is not
correct, it was not told to me cor
rectly. I would be glad if every old
veteran could read what I have to
say about what I saw at the home for
the old soldiers in Columbia. I was
a member of Company A, 19th Regi
ment, South Carolina Volunteers.
R. M. DERRICK.
Johnston, S. C.
Sparks From the Baptist En
gine That Won the Race.
The Budget Plan did it. '
The Full Budget was very popular.
A hundred Budget churches have
been added to our roll.
A number of Half Budgets have
become Full Budgets.
It took 448 letters to bring in our
The largest list of new names
(100) came from Pastor Dean
Crane's church in Columbia.
Calvary Church, Charleston Asso
ciation, was among the first Full
Budget churches with a big list.
A large number of single subscrip
tions help to swell the total.
Eastside Church, MoColl, wired
the money to cover forty-six names.
It is the first time a church was so
anxious to pay us money that they
sent it by telegraph. Pastor Mullis
Brother Hubert Noland who drove
the Methodist engine is a fine sport,
and always comes up smiling.
Don't shoot the Circulation Mana
ger if he fails to get every name on
every list right the first week. He is
doing the best he can. Help him.
When we have tabulated results
by associations there will be some
more sparks from our engine.
In The Courier office we are all
working hard and smiling.
We are feeling fine, thank you.
Our engine is in the round house
but sitll panting, "I thought-I-could,
Tons of Money Move.
Chicago, Nov. 7.-Two hundred
and fifty tons of money, about $50,
000,000, were moved through the
streets of Chicago's congested down
town district during the last few
days, it was learned today with the
announcement of the Chicago fed
eral reserve bank that it has complet
ed moving all valuables from the old
home to the new $7,500,000 building
at La Salle and Adams street s, where
it is now installed.
The new treasure house, protected
by 3,500,000 tons of steel and enor
mous masses of reinforced concrete,
has storage room available in its
vaults for all the gold of the federal
reserve system, more than $3,000,
000,000, should an emergency ever
arise to make its transfer advisable.
The bank has a total gold reserve
of? about $517,000,000 but much of
this had been kept in Washington
?because storage facilities in the old
building were not available.
A large part of this gold will
eventually be returned to Chicago
and stored, it was announced.
(Written for last week.)
We arc glad to say that we are
having real pretty weather and the
farmers are sowing a j?reat deal of
The union ' meetings of the first
and second divisions were largely at
Miss Pearl Reel of Edgefield spent
last week with her brother, Mr. W.
We were sorry to hear of the
death of Mrs. Emmie Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Seigler are re
ceiving congratulations over the
coming of a little daughter in their
Miss Eliza Ann Williams is visiting
her brother, Mr. Osman . Williams
of Belvedere, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Seigler spent
Sunday with Mrs. George Coleman.
Little Eileen Morgan, the attrac
tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Morgan spent last week with her
aunt, Mrs. T. G. Morgan.
Our Sunbeam band will meet Sat
urday afternoon in the home of
Miss Ruby Morgan.
?F YOU HAS T' PUSH A
MAN UP/ DEY 61 NALLY
C0ME A T?ME W'BN
Copyright. 1921 by McClure Ntwspaptr Symflctt*
I World Will Have Less Wheat
Total world wheat production, ex
cluding Russia and Mexico, is now es
timated at 3,012,293,000 bushels by
the United States Department', of
Agriculture, based on official and un
official estimates from reporting
countries. The revised estimate, for
the same countries last year was 3,
049,074,000 bushels. The previous
estimate for this year was 3,093,870,
Adding to the world production
figures the stocks on hand in so far
as they have been obtained, a total
available supply of 3,192,037,000
bushels for use the coming year is in
dicated, compared with 3,192,337,
000 bushels during the past year.
The yield of wheat in France is
(estimated with 323,467,000 bushels
in 1921; in Germany 69,670,000
bushels compared with 107,798,000
bushels; in the United States 819,
? 123,000 bushels compared with 794,
893,000 bushels. A late unofficial; es
timate places production in Jugo
slavia iX 47,800,000 bushels, a de
crease of 12,200,000 bushels ?rom
the previous estimate and of 4$f>8,
000 bushels from the yield last year.
The total yield for Europe includ
ing revised estimates is placed at
985,650,000 bushels compared with
the previously published estimate of
1,100,991,000 oushels, and the re
vised estimates for last year of, 1,
215,084,000 bushels. Latest reports
continue to predict a yield in Rus
sia sufficient; to supply domestic re
quirements. Increased acreages have
been sown in Argentina and Aus
tralia.-Farm and Ranch.
Bible Thoughts for
STAY WITH THE LORD:-The
Lord ls with you, while ye be with
him ; and if ye seek him, he will be
found of you ; but If ye forsake him,
he will forsake you.-2 Chronicles
WAIT PATIENTLY :-Wait on
the Lord: be of good courage, and
he shall strengthen thine heart :
wait, I say, on the Lord.-Psalm
A LOVE FEAST:-Better ls a
dinner of herbs where love ls, than
a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
-Proverbs 15: 17.
THE ONLY SAFE TRUST':
Some trust In chariots, and some
In horses: but we will remember
the name of the Lord our God.-;
Psalm 20: 7.
SPEAK THE GOOD WORD :
Heaviness in the heart of man
maketh lt stoop: but a good word
maketh lt glad.-Proverbs 12: 25.
PRAYER FOR WISDOM:-So
teach us to number our days, that
we may apply our hearts unto wis
dom.-Psalm 90: 12.
HOW TO CONQUER AN ENE
MY:-When a man's ways please
the Lord, he maketh even his ene
mies to be at peace with him.- \
Proverbs 16: 7. t
ALL BABY EELS ARE BORN
IN THE OCEAN !
They later migrate up fresh water
stream to mingle with their cousins,
the cats, but the mackerel at Huggins'
Store are bred, born and raised on the
coast of Maine. They are fine for
breakfast. The price ia
Each big Mackerel.15c.
No. 8 Coffee, "our city's best drink,"
-a pound.-. 40c.
Buck-Eye Sausage meat, a can_"30c.
Fish Roe, a can_.30c.
Argo Salmon, a can...-29c.
California Prunes, a lb.-25c.
Dromedary Dates, a package-10c.
Early Breakfast Flour, "none better"
Oysterettes, a package._._.08c.
MRS. DUKE'S MAYONNA TSE...35c.
Social Tea, Orange Sandwiches, lb., 35c.
You are welcome at
AT THE DEPOT
I hereby give notice that all hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form whatsoever is prohibited on my
land. This means everybody and the
law will be enforced against, those
who fail to heed this notice. Keep off
of my premises.
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J. M. Gambreil, Abbevnle, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Greenwood, S. C.
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FOR SALE: One nice oak bed
room suit for $30; also four porch
rockers, all for" $5. See them at the
home of Mr. J. W. Morgan.
C. M. MELLICHAMP.
FOR SALE: 100,000 Charleston
Wakefield cabbage plants grown
from certified seed. Prices: 1,000 @
$1.50; 5,000 @ $1.25 per thousand;
10,000 @ $1.00 per thousand.
G. W. M. TAYLOR.
FOR SALE: Pure bred Duroc Jer
sey pigs, subject to registration, just
the kind to purchase as a foundation
for hog raising. Better begin stock
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We carry a large stock of drugs that
are pure and fresh, from which we
compound prescriptions with the utmost
We are constantly replenishing our
stock and can compound your prescrip
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We respectfully solicit a share of
your prescription business.
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)rth of merchandise must be sold in the
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