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a arrival here at headquartert
last night I found awaiting me In th<
rmail an exceedingly pleasant suprise ir
the form of 'Ihe Pickens Sentinel whici
my home folks had sent me. I was
made to realize that its a real pleasure
after a days stretch on the field to set
down and read the news from Pickens
county, which of course is the "garden
spot of the world."
Joseph E. Johnston is a beautiful
camp and Is situated on the banks of
the St. John's river eight miles fr9m
the city of Jacksonville' On Tuesday
the camp was quarantined against the
outside world for an indefinate period 9f
time, and now officers and enlisted men
are enjoying a brief stay at home. This
action was taken by Gen. Duvall and
medical authorities, owing to the fact
that the spread of influenza has practial
ly been checked in the camp, and as the
situation is well in hand, the authorities
desire to keep it in this condition and to
prevent a futher spread. It is reported
that this dreaded desease is worse in
the city of Jacksonville than in the
camp, as the percentage of cases ac
cording to population is far greater.
However, as the disease was so preva
lent in the city it was decided to close
the camp as a precautionary measure.
We all hope it will not be necessary to
keep it on long.
The weather is somewhat changeable
here: since the first of the month we
have had frequent rains, and thats why
we are in to-day doing what the soldier
terms "bunk fatigue" meaning the
time spent in quarters. Despite the
fact that some days we have real sum
mer fieat during the mid-day hours, I
find use for the 0. D. blankets just be
fore daylight every morning. These
multiplied millions of moquestors are our
worse pest here at night and they cer
tainly do sing, Home sweet Home, in
quite an unfamiliar tune. Well it is now
almost time for "beans and spuds" so
I am tempted to go and "feed my face.'"
With best wishes and success to the
Sentinel, I am, Yours very truly,
William Angus Aiken,
Q. M. C.: A. R. D. 333,
F. R. S. Receiving Detachment,
Camp Joseph E. Johnston,
' - Jacksonville, Fla.
'October 19, 1918.
The following poem was *written by
T. D. Farmer. while at Camp Jackson
and sent from New York to his sister
Miss Ruth Farmer just before sailing
for France. Mr. Farmer was said to be
the best shot in his company. He was
song leader of his company on the troop
train to New York. The poem follows,
When I registered my name last June,
I knew right then I'd be called soon
I didn't claim any exemption for I didn't
as to do over there would be
ught of going to camp my
ould thump and click,
But in the month of May I came to stay
And now I am one of the boys who
belong to the red, white and blue,
And if the war lasts long enough Uncle
Sam will have you.
I'm glad I like the army better than I
F~or a discharge cannot be bought..
Uncle Sam has - the money and Uncle
Sam has the men,
Hie has some from South Carolina wvho
will hold out to the end.
We may think its tough at camp, and
-our burdens hard to bear,
But I imagine when we get to France
we will find it tougher there.
When we get ito France and the Kaiser
I would like to be the flirst to give three
cheers for the free'ed.
-When the U. S. hoys make a raid and
break the German line
I want you all to know I'll not be far
The Soldier's Wish.
Let there be no. one sad lhearted
When I've laid away my gun.
When from life I have departed,'
And life's weary day is done. .
Let there be no tears or crying,
When life slowly ebbs away.
Let no one grieve when I am dying;
When my carcass turns to clay.
Whether on the field of battle,
Mid the bullets twang and song,
Or mid the crash and rattle
Of the ever moving throng,
~Of a great and changing city
Or where ever It may be,'
Let there be no tears and pity
When the Reapers call for me.
.Let not my friends weep in sadness,
- * And for me bare not a head.
.Friends or foe, mar not your gladnes
Do not weep when I am dead
*There's but one thing that I wish fc
-And ni " - f llfe's-long day
a e .comrade whisper
4 *. ar away.
V 4 morrow
- e e ir away.
Tell her not to weep in sorrow,
JKlss for inre her hair of grey.
Kies those dear hands that reared me
. Hands all worn withloll ind care.
Kiss those lips-that always praised me
Tell her that I'll be there.
Around the camp fires glowing embers
Let my comrades gather there,
Telling tales that each remember,
Let their laughters fill the air.
Let their enemies who jeer me
Join the others in their song,
And by singing they will cheer me
Let them be a merry throng.
Lower me neath old glory,
Not like some exalted king,
But make it a simple story,
For I'm but a small, small thing,
Let there be no tears and sighing
May each heart be filled with glee,
For I want no tears and crying,
When thiey've sounded "Taps" for me.
The following letter was written by
the son of J. Benson Hallums colored
and is a very good letter. The colored
boys are doing their part in winning this
war, and we are glad to print the follow
To-night while I have time I will
write you all a few lines to let you hear
from me. I am well and truly hope
when you receive these few lines they
will find you and the family well. I re
ceived your letters to-day and was glad
to hear from you all and glad to know
that you and all the family was well.
Is mother having good health now? I
received the cigarettes to-day and I
thank you all very much. Well I think
in a few more days it will be so I can
hear from you in 17 days. I saw where
soldiers will get mail from anywhere in
the U., S. of A. to the front line trench
es in 17 days. I have been so busy for
the last week or two that I didn't have
time to write a letter to you or no one
else. I am not in the trenches now, I
am driving an automobile for a French
colonel and I am always going up to the
line, but I have hod good luck so far.
I have not been hu -. yet but I have just
escaped. Tell all uw boys I said come
on over here and do their part because
everybody should havea part in this war.
Tell them I said not to worry because
all of us boys in France will be back
home one daylin 1919. I know I am coin
ing back home before long. I have been
driving this automobile ever since July
14th. and some times I am up all night
driving but that's alright. The boys in
the trenches have to stay up all night
and if they can stand it I can. Some
people always worry but I never think
about home for I am trying to do my
part in this war. I saw Chris this
morning and he is well and crazy as
ever and also Robert Austin. I have
not killed a German yet but the first
time I get a chance I am going to pop
it to him and you can tell all the people
that the American boys are not afraid
to die for their country. I would go
out to-morrow and die for the old U. S.
When this thing is over every body can
say that'the American soldiers did their
part to win this war. I don't think it
will last nmore than four more months.
What you see in the newspapers is true
I will tell you why, our American boys
don't let the Germane stand still one
hour at a time, they are going back just
as fast as time can roll by.
After you read this letter hand it to
The Sentinel and ask them to print it
so people will stop worrying about us
boys in France. Give my love to all.
Mech. James A. Hallums,
Service Auto, Secteur Postal 179 France.
In Memory of
Mrs. Adaline Mann.
On the .10th. day of October the entire
community and friends elsewhere were
shocked when they heard that the spirit
of Mrs. Adline Mann had left this world
and gone to live with Jesus. Her body
was laid to rest the following day in the
Bethlehem cemetary, services conducted
by Rev. A. M. Simmons. She was 70
years old and had been sick for some
tinie. She was given all physical aid
that could be summoned, but none wvas
sufficient to stay the monster hand of
death. Mrs. Mann was a faithful Christ
ian and always cheerful. Not under
standing the mysteries of God and life
we pause here in saying why this life
must be taken. Are we leaving foot
prints behind us worthy for some one to
follow? And when summoned before
the great tribunal of God will our spirit
be as pure as that of this good woman?
To the heart-broken family let us say
be glad God loaned her to you as long
as He did. May it cheer and inspire
you as you go down the journey of life.
Think not of her as dead but standing
*on the other side of the river waiting
for you to come.
She leaves a husband, S. B Mann and
nine children, Willie, John, and Walter
Mann, .Mrs. Addie Youngblood, Mrs.
Mattie Holliday of Six Mile, Arthur
Mann, Mrs. Mamie Glaspie and Mrs.
s Maud Stephens of Pickens, Oscar Mann
of.Camp Jackson, and two brothers be
r sides a host of relatives and friends tc
mourn her and live with the hope of
meeting again this good woman who w<
. know by her life is not dead but sleep
A beautiful honme He has gone t<
.For. all that are washed and frgi..n
or Take Traji
The home merchant is entitled to:a
town. When he cannot supply your
always glad to see you and will take;p
whose names appear in this directory
insure in the
Southeaster n Life
GREENVILLE, S. C.
When you think of Millinery
"Where Thousands Buy Their Hats"
of every description.
JOHN H. WILLIAMS
Greenville -- South Carolina
And all of the faithful are gathering
For such is the kingdom of Heaven.
Sow Wood's High-Grade
For Best and Most
Our Virginia-Grown Seed
Wheats are superior for the
South-make .larger yields
and better quality of grain.
Write for 'WOOD'S CROP SPE
CIAL"9 giving prices and information
about SEED WHEAT, SEED OATS,
SEED RYE, BARLEY and all other
Seeds for Fall Sowing.
Seedsmen. Richmond, Va.
PA OION SEARL AND Ert-.
PMUDA WHITE PEARL AND pr.
ble crops, both for home use
and market. Write for
II "Wood's Crop Special,"
Nearest.U. S. E
ri for Camp Wli
umbia, S. C., Eai
our trade first. He is your neighbor at
needs buy in Greenville, our big siste
tre known by The Sentine t o be reliable
For Good Things to Eat
and the world's best Coffees go to
J. A. BULL 0O.
GREENVILLE, - - S. 0.
DR. R. J. DRUMMOND
Over C. D. Kenney Co. Phone 1901.
Poe Hardware & Supply Co.
GRENVI LLE, S. C.
Wholesale and Retail
JAS. F. MACKEY & SONS
Our service can be had in Pickens
cutthe same as in Greenville.
Phon 129dayor night, Greenville, S.C.
These are times when we must
beelWe theannot buy rmany thins
have. Buildings already in existe,
keep them in servicable condition.
. We carry 'in stock rough an
Pie Shnges wPrepared. Roofing,
- Conserve and put your savings
Phone 12. Successor to
CHIGHESTER S PILLS
GOLDr metatle boxes, e aled with bluej)
years regarded as Blest,8Safest, Always Relie
'SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
fim11 EVERYWHERE .1yi
Rh Leaves Sei
::h Morning at 4
d helping you to build up your home
city, where the business men arc
you want. Firms and individuals
L. A. MILLS
Cotton MII Stocks
M1ills Building. Phone 1 15
Mountain City Foundry and Machine
Engineers and Mlachlinists
Expert consulting and contracting
All kmnds of welding. Phone 323.
Greenville, S. C.
W. R. HALE
Jieweler and SllversumIts
'105 Nortis Mai Street
CREENJVILLE, - Souths Carolini
For Fotos of Distinction Go T<
DeMulder's Art Shsog
Picture Frames of every description
Kodaks and' Sun plies.
Amateur F'inishin gby mail.
212 W. Washington street.
make everything go as far as possi
that were formerly purchase d very
he best possible care of what we
ice should be properly repaired to
cl dressed Lumber, Cedar Shingles,
Barn, Roof and Hlouse Paints and
in War Savings Stamps.
Pickens Lumber Co., Pickens, S. C.
It appears that one of the wvors
lthe pacifist tribe is the fellow wh
wi~ing to let peaice takec its time at
getting hero instead~ of trying to
ten its coming by rushing the
preparations that are' under his
The conductor who delays
schedule of huis street car whilo
women kiss goodby ought to b)e v
lar with thueso partleglar women,
it I# tough on the .btgl neo og the
LgPers wi~ are ist hufiy to
For Male-One only non-skid
clincher guaranteed tire, 34x4; never
been unwrapped, $37.50. T. D). Harris.
Liost, MtraJye'd or snto lenm-Red
andl white spotted yearling. Any in
formation as to its whereabouts will be
rewarded. B. F. Riggins. 26
Onts for' male-I have a few Red
Rust Proof and fastings' .100 Bushel
sceed onts for sale. Robt. Stewart. 26
Cornm Wanted--Will pay $2.00 per
bushel CASH delivered at E'asley.
Finley & Whitmire, Easley, S. C.
F or sale-Fine fresh milk cow.
26 -H. E. Hamilton, Pickens, R 4
For' Male-One Chevolet Touring
car in first class condition. Has been
run less than 600 miles. A bargain.
26 H arvey Snider, Easley, S. C.
For' Male--One mute, weighs about
850; goodl condition; work anywhere.
WM.Ferguson, Pickens, S. C.
Tweunty-five Elcar Auatomo
biles and the Pickens territory to the
dealer's who realizes the situation and
can finance automobiles. Specifications:
Forty horse power Red Seal Conti
nental. Motor; Borg & Beck clutch;
Stromber'g carburetor; Hotchkiss drive;
Timken bearings; Stewart vacuum.
Wheel base 116 mn.; price $1375 f. o. b.
factory. Elcar Motor Sales Company,
Southern District Oflice, 1502 Candler
Building, Atlanta, Ga. 31
Typewvriter for male-P'racti
calty new No. 9 metal base board and
cover complete. Write for best price.
Will sell cheap. Central Mercantile
j. Onri for' male--Buick roadeter; in
running order; good rear casings; old
model. A pick-up for some one at
$250. Hurry if interested as It won't
be here long. Central Mercantile
Company, Central, S. C.
Wanted At Once-Active, in
telligent boy 16 to 17 1-2 years old.
Sloan Bros. Drug Store, Greenville,
ogWanted--Two thousand bundles of
fodder. Easley Lumber Co., success
ous ors P'ickens Lumber Co.
con1- The Athens Hide Co., of Athens,
Ga., are the largest buyers of express
shipped green cow hides In the South.
the Reason is, "They Weigh the Weight."
two, Stop giving away hides, It's easy to
box and express them. Try it. Re
D~u sults will surprise you. Write' for
but~ prices on dry hides, beeswax,- wool and
pasi cow hides. Mule and. horse hIdes $8.50
gg each, by express.
H. EGENEFANT, Ma4$ger.