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A Delightful Rook Party.
A charming social affair of the week
was the afternoon party given on Friday
by Mrs. James iMcIntosh complimentary
to Mrs. Jas. H. Mcintosh of
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street was very attractively adorned,
a rich profusion of sunflowers' and
potted plants being used in all the
rooms. In these pleasing surroundings
some time was delightfully spent
in social chat and playing rook.
During the afternoon grape juice,
^ cream and cake was served. More than
fifty guests were present on this oc
Miss Matthews Entertains,
A number of the younger society set
enjoyed quite a delightful evening
with Mrs. Margherita Matthews on
Some time was very pleasantly spent
in social chatting, dancing and playing
During the evening deli^itful re
freshments were served.
About twenty couples were present.
Miss Pauline Gilder entertained the
Comrades club most delightfully Saturday
afternoon at her home in Boundary
Some time was very pleasantly spent
in playing bridge, after which Miss
Gilder served a dainty ice course.
Those present were: iMts. R. H.
,v "Wright Misses Sara and Agnes Houseal,
Edith Bowers, Mazie Dominiek,
Ruby Goggans and Mrs. George Balle
of Laurens. -v';: .
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A Lawn Party.
Miss Mildred Abrams entertained
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cengmruiiy ner cnarimug jpuutrc.suTOk,
Miss Estelle Plunkett of Greenville,
at a lawn party Tuesday evening. The
* evening was spent in rook and progressive
conversation, in whicfa' all
took a lively part. Later a delicious
ice course was served. Those who enjoyed
Miss Abrams' hospitality were
Nettie Setzler, Grace Wilbur, Marcus
Glasgow, Rosabel Thompson, ivance
' Miller, Ernest Bicklev, Junius Long,
Marie and Inez Wessinger, Clarence
Wallace, John A. Wertz, Renna Reeder,
Nancy Wertz and Ellerbe Wilson.
* WHEN UMTED STATES
? ARMY USED CAMELS
"Ship of the Desert*' Did Not Prove
Successful Addition to America's
It is hard for thle 1915 winter tourist J
in San Antonio, Texas, as he steps out
* of the big modern hotel on ti:e main j
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plaza, to imagine mat nisioric oiu pa- ,
J,,^-ade e-.er being inhabited by whiterobed
'ATabs rr,i squatting camels,
j < says the Kansas C :* "tar. Cowboys
and camels?it sounds _ilie & mcrt fantastic
^ "If such a scene ever covered the
main plaza in San Antonio, why didn't I
O. Henry write about it?" asks the literary
tourist. Well, wl:y didn't he?
He had the history for it in the congressional
reports and the army reports
just before the civil war, and
enough old-timers abound to give 0.
Henry all the color he needed.
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Such a scene aia exist m can ah- .
tonio in the summer of 1856, and continued
for several years. O. Henry
failed to commemorate it. So did
Mark Twain. But an artist named Er hardt
Blersch, sojourning in Texas
that summer, left an obscure painting
I "which in a way tells the story of the i
\ 'TTmtArt St.a_t.es government's first and
I ^nly venture into the use of camels
as army transports on the Southwest-1
1 *rn frontier.
The venture was put through conlMpress
by Jefferson Davis, thtn a memI
ber of the military commission, and
I Jater seeretarv of war. Davis had
commanded troops in the Southwest in
the Mexican war, and knew what it i
was to march for days otv-er ary, barren |
country in a scorching heat, with j
nothing to drink but fcot, dry air, an<3 j
nothing" to greet the eye except cactus j
^ and rattlesnakes.
I The rapid development or caiiiorma j
after the gold strike of '48 made necessary
provision for the transportation
of troops and supplies to the new
country over a desert trail, which was j
a task that set patriotism at a pre- i
mium. Jefferson Davis finally asked i
for ramels and congress finally au-!
| thorized an expedition to tfne Orient to
| buy them for the transportation of
H troops and supplies across the Ameri- '
| can desert.
E? The expedition brought back nearly j
IBrmo animsl? "W h i f>7l were
Ridded to from time to time in the next
^^leven years till the number grew to
*one hundred and twenty-eight. They
**Sf? Stationed at H Pwo, Tama,
! Ariz.; San Antonic and other points
on the frontier.
Tie return trip across the ocean
witn the camels is rrr-orded in amusing ,
detail by Lieut. D. ^rter, who was j
in charge. Each an.inal was provided ,
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caretaker, interpreter and baggage:
master in one. of the animals '
got seasick, and sc did the drivers,
and both compla... . utterly of the
arrangements. Tht . - - -Is wisned they
| hadn't come, and t,~^?cd it by kick - j
ing and biting pieces from various 011
ficers, wLo were nor to blame.
After landing in Texas the came.s I
did not improve perceptibly in their
natures. Their particular aversion was j
the army mules. E'.en the younger,
inexperienced camels learned quickly
to kill a mule with one blow of the
frvrwt an/1 inrinlcpfj in that nas
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time frequently. Their taste for army j
officers remained undiminished and tLe }
chauffeurs got the blame every time!
a captain lost some of his anatomy.
The soldiers took to the camel with!
reciprocal affection. In the first place, i
they didn't like his looks, contending
that t'.e soft faraway look in the
cemel's eye indicated that his mind;
was not on his business, but he was i
j dreaming of his relatives back in tne
j Sahara. Then the soldiers couldn't get
! used to the odor radiated by t)_e Ori|
ental beasts?circuses not being in
, vogue, and many of them said that
Kipling was perfectly correct in his
opinion that a camel smelled most
: awfully vile. Kipling hadn't said it
I iyet, but soldiers are farseeing and
I knew he was going to say it.
I Besides, the camel was no good to
j ride, the soldiers agreed. Jtiis amonng,
| rapid stride made them seas.fck, and
j they wanted no animal wLich it took
j ten minutes to awaken when the
j Indians attacked them in the night. No
I American had lived up to that period
| who could tie a cargo on one of the
! seafaring beasts so it would 6tay on.
The camel is not constructed flat on
top. it is remembered, and only a
cle. er Arab cJ*. auffeur could load one
to .travel'any distance without losing
The" hlgli record in dead mules was
made, it is said, by a camel in San
Antonio whose name was Major. iMajor
kicked sevtn valuable mules into
eternity, and one day some soldiers,
friend of the late mules, took Major
off up on a high cliff and came back
j and said lie had fallen off "accidenti
ally.' ' No exhaustive probe was made
I of Major's disappearance.
With all their faults, the camels performed
some valuable services for the
country. They built some roads, and
often carried supplies weighing 1,250
pounds great distances. A caravan
loaded with supplies went into the city
of Southerland Springs on one occassion,
and the camels were watered at
the town well. It was tf:e boast of the
city that the well had.never gone dry.
About half the camels took a drink
and the well was dry. The disturbance
caused by the remaining tnirsty camels
set the population into a panic sucfe as
usually follows the scape of a lion or
But the endless feud between the
: i-amels and the soldiers soon convinced
the government that railroads would
do just as well. The rush to Califor
nia was well over, and frontier troubles
were well under coDtrol by the
time the civil war broke out. Tf:e government
withdrew the foreign camel
agents and closed the foreign offices.
By the time the civil war was over the
camels had disappeared. So had the
Arabs. Some of the camels died, and
some were stolen. Others escaped to
the desert, and even today a hoary
wild camel, white with age, occasionally
terrifies Sunday newspaper feature
writers into writing something
about it. Very likely the ones which
didn't .go to the desert swamp back
to Egypt. Both reports are authenticated
in ti"- same degree.
Erhardt Bersch's painting was
adopted by a real estate agent as a letterhead
some years later. In the foreground
on the Presidio before the barracks
the Arabs fixed the trappings
I on the spongy-footed steeds. Nearby, a
| stalwart American Indian and a gaudy
i Mexican. Across to the left the old
fort ol the Alamo rises, and soldiers J
ride and march before it. .Entering the
plaza from the north is a wagon train,
full of early settlers making it overland
The Crnel Policeman.
"That policeman is too consciene
in ho a frflrriPTlfT "
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"What do you mean?"
"He arrested the growth of a vine
on Lis house when he found it climbing
through a window."?Exchange.
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Senrry Douglas Stephens.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer J\ Stephens
This is the same baby w! ose cut
we printed some time ago, but by some
confusion of tongues or something
else, we got not only the name of the
baby wrong, but we had the parents
wrong. It was not intentional, and
our acknowledgments are made to tne
young man. So we print 1-is picture
again, so that the future historian may
know that the correct name of tLe '
winner of the highest mark in the i <
better babies contest is Scurry Doug- j,
las Stephens, son of Mr. and Mrs.1
Homer P. Stephens, and not the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. F. Stephens, as pub- |
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. W. G. Peterson, rural carrier
on R. F. D. No. 1, requests TLe Herald
and News to extend his personal
thanks to all those who in any way
gave their assistance to the work of
onr) rttKArwkp imrtrr>vine* t!_e
cauuiii^ C*JLLV4 X- - ? . 0
condition of his road. Only a man who
travels over a road every day in the
year can fully appreciate the value
of having that road kept in good repair,
and for that reason also everj
little aid and Lelp given by any one
is doubly appreciated by Mr. Peterson.
He serves his people well and faith-'
fullv and has done so for years, and
it is a great pleasure and satisfaction
to him to know that at least there are
those who appreciate ti e service of a
faithful carrier and are willing to show
that appreciation by doing something
to improve the road over which- he
rides every day in the year except
Sundav and legal holidays.
Mr. Rleasp In Race.
Ex-Governor^Cole; L. Blease of Co-:
lumbia, stated while in Belton Saturday
night, that he will be in t!:e race '
for governor in the campaign of 1916.
Many of his friends were present and
were delighted to hear their former
ewprnnr make the above statement, j
Mr. Frank Farmer of MoHoaon was
at the depot on Monday afternoon to
take the 3:20 train for Columbia. Some
one stole his suit case, which knocked
him out of his trip. It is to be hoped
the tLief will be caught
Old Stingee wab entertaining a boy
nooa ineua uue tvenmg at mo isauic j
cottage. After a couple of hours of:
dry talk, the old fellow said genially:
"Would you like some refreshment?
a cooling draught, say? George?"
"Why, yes, I don't care if I do," said ;
George, and fce passed his hand across j
his mouth and brightened up wonderfully.
"Good!" said old Stingee. "I'll just
open this window. There's a fine sea
breeze blowing!"?Detroit Free Press.
Ella?Miss Antique says she wishes
she could step to the phone and call
up her i^appy college days.
Bella?If she did she'd have to em-:
ploy the long-distance 'phone.?Florida
Couldn't Keep Up.
Old Gentleman (to passenger in boat
train)?Have you had a rough cross- !
Passenger?Yes; pitch and toss the.
who'e way?and I lost every time.?
In the Usual Way.
"How are you goiftg to spend the
"Kicking about tfce climate and the'
food, as usual," replied Mr. Growchex*
"although I have not decided what
place I'll go to."?Washington Star.
Flies do not breathe through their
mouths, but through holes in their j
bodies. Their eyes are made up of 4,- j
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from sixty to seventy times their own
In Switzerland, on the demand of
50,000 voters, or of eight cantons, any
law passed by the federal parliament
must b4 submitted to the general body
of the people for acceptance or ?ejection.1
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