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County Boys Under the Flag tinel: 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 e grounds, as to do over there would be temptions found. ught of going to camp my ould thump and click, But in the month of May I came to stay and stick 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 thought, 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 is/dead, 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 behind. 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. .I ...... 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. Ernest Porter. 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 ing letter. Dear Father: 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. Your son, 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 ing. A beautiful honme He has gone t< prepare .For. all that are washed and frgi..n AN' 4,00 Htardhi WVA BIG J( North Apply to or Take Traji Col GR EENVILL] 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 think of AYERS "Where Thousands Buy Their Hats" Musical Instruments of every description. JOHN H. WILLIAMS Greenville -- South Carolina And all of the faithful are gathering there, For such is the kingdom of Heaven. Sow Wood's High-Grade Seed Wheat For Best and Most Productive Crops. 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. T.W.Wood &Sons 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," giving prices. TED! 0OCAI way Co Columbi Columbia, So Nearest.U. S. E ri for Camp Wli umbia, S. C., Eai E BUSINESS 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 DENTIST Over C. D. Kenney Co. Phone 1901. Poe Hardware & Supply Co. GRENVI LLE, S. C. Wholesale and Retail JAS. F. MACKEY & SONS Funeral Directors Our service can be had in Pickens cutthe same as in Greenville. Phon 129dayor night, Greenville, S.C. CON SE; 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 E4SLEV LUME Phone 12. Successor to CHIGHESTER S PILLS DIAMOND BRAND GOLDr metatle boxes, e aled with bluej) years regarded as Blest,8Safest, Always Relie 'SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS fim11 EVERYWHERE .1yi ntractik sIC SEF a Canto uth Carolina mployment Serv Rh Leaves Sei ::h Morning at 4 DIRECTORY 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 Works (Inc.) 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. NVATION 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. YER COMPANY 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 trol. 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 [oewhere. ... I reCo. R K EVICE . nment Ik ice Office' iboard Station, 5:30 SCIALNOTICES 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 Company. 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, -S. C. ogWanted--Two thousand bundles of fodder. Easley Lumber Co., success ous ors P'ickens Lumber Co. IIDES WANTED 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.