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'HASTEN FOR DUTY
-EW ORDERS CAST ASIDE "RED
TAPE"-MILITIMEN RUSH TO
WASHINGTON IS STIRRED
- AJ. S. Hovprs on Brink of Hostilities.
Grim Evidences Appear That Ten
salon Has Been Greatly increased.
Report of Battle of Carrizal.
NEW ORDERS BEAR -
CALL FOR HASTE
organizations throughout the
country woea straining every
nerve to prepare for active ser.
vice on the Mexican border.
New orders flashed over the
wires by Secretary Baker bore
a call for haste. Red tape was
cast aside and authorization giv
en under which the state so[
diers will be pushed to rein.
force the border guards at the
earliest possible moment. The
entire army of 100,000 men
summoned by President Wil.
son's call was placed directly at
General Funston's disposal.
Field Headquarters, Colona Dublan,
Chihuahua, via wireless to Columbus,
N. M.-That Captain Lewis S. Morey
of Troop K, Tenth U. S. Cavalry,
41-ther is dead or a prisoner was the
conslusion reached when no report had
been receiveo from any of the three
officers who accompanied the troops
of the Tenth engaged in the battle
at Carrizal. Mexican reports said
that Captain Charles T. Boyd and
Lieutenant Henry Adair were among
The only word of the fight has been
brought to General Pershing by seven
enlisted men, who have straggled into
camp. These men all insisted that
General Felix Gomez, the Mexican
commander and Captain 3oyd parley
ed, apparently reaching an amicable
oonclusion and that immediately
afterward the' Americans were led into
a trap, from which the Mexicans open.
.ed fire upon them with concealed ma
None of the stragglers reaching
here were able to give any informa
tion as to the fate of the remnant of
the 100 or more men composing the
San Antolo, Texas.-The two troops
of the Tenth Cavalry under Captain
,Charles T. Boyd, practically were
wiped oht by the .attack of the Mexi
can forces under General Gomez at
Carrizal, June 2, according to indica
tions given in a fragmentary report re
ceived by General Funston from Gen
-General Pershing's message stated
that seven survivors in all, have reach
ed the main column. All were enlisted
men, but th~e report did not say
whether there were non-commissioned
officers among them.
According to the stories of the sur
-vivors, as outlined in GenergI Per-sh
'ing's report, a mounted force of Mexi
cans made a charge from the flank of
the American troop~s at the conclu
sion of a parley between Capt. Boyd
.and General Gomez at thb same time
that a machine gun opened fire from
'the front as General Gomez reached
his lines. Capt. Boyd had ordered his
imen to dismount as- the machine gun
-opened fire and the combined effort
<of the Mexican charge, the machine
:gun fire and the rifle fire from the
* ~ Mexican garr-ison of Carrizal, which
almost had surrounded the little Amer
ican force under cover of the par-ley
-sought by General Gomez to discuss
whether Capt. Boyd should be allowed
to pass through the town, stampedod
With their mounts gone, caught
'without means of escape,; ringed about
on three sides with the *re of an
overwhelming force, the fate of the
-little detachment is believed by off i
-cers here to have been sealed. It is
'feared that only the most stupendous
luck, backed by desperate valor, could
bave extricated Capt. Boyd's men
from the trap.
CONGflESS TAKilS VIGOROUS
. FAR-RILACHING ACTION
Approves President Wilson's Use of
National Gus rd in Crisis.
of President Wilsou's use of the Na
'tional Guard in -the Mexican crisis
-was voted almost ujnnimously by Con
gress in adopting a resolution declar
lng 'the existence of an emergency
end giving the pro 4dent a free hand
'to draft .as Federal ioidders all guards
nnen willing .to take the required oath.
By the reeolutio i $1,000,000 would
'be appropriated 'lo aid dependent
-families of the gunrdsmen so draf-ted
with the restricti,,'n 'that no family
should receive more than $50 a month.
Only two represene'ativea, a Socialist
and a Democrat vota ' against the r-es
'olution. During the dlebate preceding
its adoption severalI Republicans at.
tackced the administraetion's policy and
insisted 'that Presklota~ Wilson should
'ave informed contgress of the eamer
~ency instead of expecting it .to act
on its own initiative. Cannon and
others declared ti et in reality a stte
.f war exited, '
ARRIVES AT CAMP
COL. E. M. BIfTHE IS IN CHARGE
.AT CAMP STYX-TALKS
DISPATCHES FROM COLUMBIA
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progress of South Carolina Peo.
pie, Gathered Around the State
Col. Edgeworth Montague - Blythe,
commander of the First South Caro
lina infantry and ranking officer in
the state, came early to camp Styx in
order to superintend the work of prep.
aration for the reception of the First
and the Second regimnenti.
"I anticipate no trouble in recruit
ing our regiments up to war strength, '
said Col. Blythe. "There will be re.
cruiting officers in each station after
the troops leave and these, with the
assistance of medical examiners, will
talke care of all those who desire to
enlist after the regiments are encamp
ed at Styx. Before being mustered
into service of the United States the
men will stand a second physical ex
amination by medical officers of the
The tendency has been to localize
the enlistment of troops.' It should
be clearly understood that any person
in the state can enlist in any com
"I am glad to see the liberality with
which employers are releasing their
men for service In the militia. As
long as the employers are themselves
not serving it seems to me that their
willingness to assist the government
should extend to taking care of their
employes who are willing to serve
their country in active service.
"As soon as the companies are en.
camped the men will be put to work,
the nature of which will be dependent
upon the existing circumstances at
Styx. If there is a great deal of pre
liminary work to be done the men will
be set to work clearing off the
grounds; if, however, the grounds are
in condition we will commence drill
ing at once.
"A schedule of work will soon be
arranged, Including drills in close. and
extended order and rifle practice."
Want Funds to Erect Hall.
An appeal to the patriotism of
South Carolinians was issued by W.
W. Moore, adjutant general, for funds
with which to erect a commodious
hall on the encampment grounds at
Styx for the comfort and welfare of
the enlisted men and officers. It is
estimated that the assembly hall,
which would be a permanent adjunct
of the camp, would cost $750. Con
tributions to the fund wvill be received
in the office of the adjutant general.
"There is not a sufficient amount of
state and federal funds available for
such a worthy purpose," said Gen.
Moore, "and it is my hope and desire
that people from all sections of f the
state will send contributions to me at
once so that the building can be put
in use early.
"No one familiar Mth the rules and
regula'ions of army service, should
begrudge the patriotic members of th~e
National Guard a short period of re
creation in a comfortable lomiging
room, where, th~e men will have their
only opportunity to enjoy ever par
tially the luxuries of the homes they
"For three years I have urged upon
the legislature the need of such a
hall at the encampment gr-ounds. The
present crisis makes such a building
all the more necessary as the men will
be hard at work for a large part of
the day, and should have other places
to lounge besides their tents. If con
structed, the building will p~romote a
spirit of fellowship among the enlisted
Peoples Defines Status of Guard.
An opinion was givenu by Thomas
H. Peeples, attorney general, advising
that the authority over- the National
Guard of South Carolina was tr-ans
ferred to the president of. the United
States, immediately upon their call
into service, accor-ding to the now mil
itary statute of the United States,
passed June 3, 1916. Argun nts offer
ed to substantiate federalization of
the guard were that they were entitled
to the same pay, rations and allow
ances; that all vacancies are filled by
orders of the president; and all (115
missals confirmed by his action. "The
president is virtually given the entire
contr-ol of the National Guard when
called into the service of the national
Offers to Serve Guard as Nurse.
Miss Susan P. WVainwright of
Hampton ha~s offered her services, of
faring -to got to Mexico as a nurse.
"I desire after carefull thought and
calm consideration," writes Mies
Wainwright to the adjutant general,
"to offer my services to my country.
I am willing to go -to Mexico as a
nurse or i any capacity that would be
best. I would like very much to go
to the actual front.
"I am a stenographer and under
stand general office work. I now hold
& anatunn with Lihhtsey Bros.. Inc."
South .Oarina Stande .Twen~ty.SeVenth
South CArolina tad $7i in mill.
tary strength th the column of
sttes -with an organized N14tional
Guard of 1,646, according to etahstics
coleoted previous to the. movement
to recruit all dompaies up to and
above minimum strength last week.
New York leads with an organized nil
itary strength of 16,440.and Pennsyl
vania second with 10,097. Three other
states register above 5,000 enlisted
men: Illinois 5856, Massachusetts
6,492, Ohio. 6,856. There is no organ.
lied militia in Nevada. Utah stands
at the foot in the remaining states
with 454 enlisted men. The total or
ganized militia before effort to enlarge
the enlistment recently was 132,208, in
cluding commissioned officers. The
total unorganized military strength of
the United States, consisiting of males
between the ages of 18 and 44 years,
was, according to the 1910 census re.
port, 20,534,347. Of thi's number
Sotrth Carolina would r.rovide 276,788.
The number includes both whites and
Mustering Officer at Camp.
Capt. J. M. Graham has received or
ders from the chief of the militia
bureau to act as mustering officer for
the United States army at the mobil.
ization camp at Styx. The telegram,
notifying him of his duties, is as fol
"You will proceed to camp without
delay with a view of receiving arms.
equipment and clothing to arrive from
federal supply depots and to arm and
equip fully organizations to war
strength. Arrange with state authori
ties to procure tentage or other suit
able storage; to furnish guards fatigue
details and clerical assistance. Blank
forms and instructions for mustering
in will be sent you in due time."
National Guard of South Carolina.
The National Guard of South Caro
lina, comprising at peace strength
2,658 men, includes staff and sanitary
troops, two regiments of infantry, one
troop of cavalry, five companies of
coast artillery and fi'a divisions of
naval militia. The organization. is
deficient in machine gun companies,
there being none now in service, but
it is understood an effort will be made
to form one in Columbia. At war
strengih, of course, the total would
be much over the peace basis, the war
maximum being 150 men for infantry
companies, as against a peace strength
of about 75.
The following are the commandr
and the officei- of the State Nationa!
Adjutant general's department
Brigadier Geueral W. W. 1M1oore.
Inspector general's department
Maj. J. Shapter Caldwell.
Judge advocate general's depart
ment-Maj. F. H. Weston.
Over 2,000 Club Boys.
"We have between 2,000 and 2,500
young boys enlisted in the corn clubs
and the pig clubs," said L. L. Baker
of Bishopville, supervising agent for
the boys' club work, who was among
the visitors in Columbia. "The agri
cultural clubs are growing and fine
results are being secur-ed," he added.
Mr. Baker left to go to Rock Hill to
attend an agricultural meeting.
"We are paying particular- attention
to the pig clubs," said Mr. Baker,
"and there are about 1,000 boys now
enlisted in these. The banks of the
state are showing a fine spirit by their
l iberal financial co-oper-at ion with the
young farmers. More than $6,000 has
been invested in pure bred stock. The
banks loan money to the boys at a
very low rate of interest to purchase
the pure bred stock. We are trying
to dignify and magnify the work and
our efforts are being crowned with
Postofflee at Camp Styx.
T~he postoffice department has au
thorized WV. H. Coleman, postmaster
at Colum'bia, to establiah a military
postoa~e with sufficient help for the
spamp at Styx. The arrangements for
the opening of the office vrere by Con
Automobile Route to Camp Styx.
Capt. George C. Warren, quarter
master in charge of the transporta
tion, insp~ection and repair depart
ments for the encampment at Sityx,
has requested that all automobilists
from Columbia ap~proach the camp by
way of Styx station and leave by way
Staff OffIcers Arrive at Camp.
Capt. G. H. Mahion, Jr., adjutant of
the 1First South Carolina infantry, and
Capt. Wyatt Aikcen Sybt, commissariat,
arrived at Camp Styx at the same time
with Col. E. M. lBlythe of Greenville.
Arrange Telephones at Camp.
Two tlcphone connections have been
made at Camp Gtyx. One wvill be foi
the transaction of official business am
thn other ill be a pay station for use
by' the troopers.
New Enterprises AuthorIzed.
The secretary of sitate has issued a
commission to the Oregon pharmacy
of Greenw'ood with a capital of $10,
The L. B. Tuten Gin Company of
Brunson has beeni commissioned with
,a capital of $2,000. The fpetitionersu
are: L. B. Tuten, Rt. ci, Add iion, A.
W. Brabhanm and H. C. Williams.
The A and S Candy Company of
Columbia has been chartered with a
capital of $2,000. The officers are:
Algic W. Sims, president and secre
tary, and E. L, Alliaca, (ireasurer.
TENTED CITY RISES
TWO THOUSAND TROOPS ARRIVE
AT CAMP STYX BY SPEdIAL
ALL COMPANIES ARE READY
Believed That Styx Will Soon Contain
Majority of Young Men of the
Columbia.-The rolling sand hills of
Styx. covered with scrub oak and
pine has changed into a tented city
of about 2,000 men; and it is thought
that the next few days will gradually
Increase the population until a fair
percentage of the young men of the
State will be on hand.
The last few days have been busy
ones at the camp. Tents. were pitch
ed, underbrush was cleared away and
work was begun on Ene private road
way leading from the station to the
Two infantry companies, the Co
umbia Light Lnfantry and the Brook
land company, were on the grounds
assisting the staff in clearing away
obstacles. Many wagons were put into
service for the transportation of fed
Col. E. M. Blythe, ranking officer
of the South Carolina National Guard,
arrived, accompanied by Capt. Mahon
and Calpt. Seybt, and took quarters at
Capt. J. M. Graham of the army
has been appointed to muster in the
troops. His spare time, acocrding to
cfficial orders, w-1ll be given over to
tie instruction of the militiamen and
Contracts were awarded to Colum
bla firms for orders of suipplies, based
on an attendance at camp of 2,000
S. C. Bankers Name Officers.
Hiendersonvllle, N. C.-The South
Carolina Bankers Association, in its
sixtieth annual convention at Kanuga
Club, near Hlendersonville, elected Ira
B3. Dunlap, Rock Hill, president, to suc
ceed John W. Simpson of Spartan
burg. Other officers of the assocaf
bion elected were: Charles D. Jones,
Lancaster. vice-president; Julian C.
Rogers, Florence, re-elected secretary
Representatives of the association
in th American Bankers' Association
elected were as follows: C. J. Shan
non, Jr., Camden, member executive
council; S. T. Reid, Spartanburg, vice
president for South Carolina; J. Pope
Matthews, Columbia, member nomi
nating committee; John B. Cannon,
Spartanburg, attorney; J. S. Wanna
maker, St.- Matthews, vice president
National bank section of American
These will be installed at Kansas
City September 25-30. Clemson Col
lege and Tybee Island, near Savannah,
extended invitations for the inerct
Sunday Schools Stop Fast Train.
Florence.-Sunday was the most
glorious day in the Sunday school an
nials of Florence or this entire section.
It was rally day for the various Pro
testant Sunday schools of Flionce
and some 3,000 Sunday school pupils,
tcachers, superintendents and other
Sunday school workers, headed by the
South Carclina Industrial school band
and Sunday school, marched through
the streets of Florence with waving
banners and United States flags
while the industrial school band
played "Onward, Christian Soldiers."
Each Sunday school asrombled at
its r'ccustomned place of meeting and
marched to South Dargan street.
thence in one great long procession
that took nearly one hour to pass up
to the- great Cannon auditorium
As the procession moved north on
Dargan street an Atlantic Coast Line
fast train approached, but Chief H-ar
old M. Brunson, who was in charge,
waved the train dlown and held it until
the procession passed, about an hour.
Possibly thir. is the first time that a
railway tr-ain was ever stopped by a
Sunday school and held that length of
Furnitur Dealers Elect Officers.
Asheville, N. C.-W. M. Waters of
Florence, S. C., was elected -president
4tnd Danville, Va., was selected as the
next meeting plac-e at the final session
here of the annual convention of the
Southern Rtetail1 Fur~nltu re Associartion.
Other officer-s were: Vice president,
W. A. Bullock, Rocky Mount, N. C.;
treasurer, W. L. 1Bell, Concord, N. C.;
lecrestory, J. A. Gilmore, Charlottes
ville. Va.; dlirectors. E. C. Kent, Pe
tersburg, V'a.; 11. JT. Southern, Green
71ille, S. C.; C. WV. Parker-, Charlotte,
N. C.; 3. M. VanMetre, Columbia, S. C.
Struck by Lightning.
Cheraw.-J. J. Blundy, a white far
mer living about a mile from Cheraw,
was struck by lightning one afternono
recently durIng a severe storm, while
attemnpting to put down a wIndow
sash. TPhe lightning ran down his right
side. burning his clothing, arm and
body, and cutting out a large part of
his right shoe. Dr. H. J. Hardin was
cailed in ard now Mr. Bundy is rapid
ly recover'ing, havingt perfect use of
his limbs and suffering only from the
burns. Several other peculiar pranke
(By E. 0. SELLERS Actng Director of
the Sunday School ouroe n the Moody
Bible Inst itute of Chicago.)
(Copyright by Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR JULY 2
PAUL AT THEOSALONICA AND
LESSON TEXT-Acts 17:1-15 (of. I
GOLDEN TEXT-Him did God exalt
witn his right hand to be a prince and
a Savior.-Acte 5:31.
To place a modern war map by the
side of the ancient one will help to
make the places Paul visited more
real. In both of the events of this
lesson reference is made to the read
ing and use of the Scriptures, and
teachers should use that to emphasize
the reading of the Bible by both old
and young. There is real patriotism
as well as safety and a liberal educa
tion In Bible study. Paul reached
Thessalonica about twenty years after
the establishment of the Christian
church, remained perhaps five or six
months and then went on to Berea.
Modern Saloniki has been since the
Roman days of Thessalonica an im
portant center, thriving and. prosper
ous of later years till the recent Bal
I. At Thessalonica (vv. 1-9) (1) Rea
soning (vv. 1-5) (a) The place. Oil
this second journey Silas and Timo
thy (v. 14) were Paul's companions.
Recently driven from Philippi (I
These. 2:1-2) they at once repaired
to the synagogue upon reaching the
city, knowing that there they could
gain a foothold with b6th Jew and
Gentile. It was Paul's usual means
(v. 2 Am. R. V.). Doubtless during
the two weeks the disciples used every
pportunity for discussion. Paul made
use of the Sabbath day of assembly al
though Christians met on the first day
of the week for their own distinctive
service (Acts 20:7). He also reasoned
from the Scriptures which the Jews
so highly revered. The best agent
for doing personal work is the word
of God (Eph. 6:17; Jer. 23:29; Jas.
1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23). (2) The method.
Paul employed three. (a) He rea
soned that Christ must suffer. Why?
(See Isa. 53:6; Math. 26:28; Heb.
9:22; John 19:36). Paul had only the
Old Testament. We have also the
New to bring to our aid. (b)That
"Christ must rise from the dead"-like
Peter at Pentecost. Paul proved this
from the Old Testament. If we will
allow the Holy Spirit to "oben the
Scriptures" to us we will find things
new and old and exclaim that where.
as "once I was blind now I see." (c)
He "alleged and affirmed" (set forth),
e. g., gave testimony that "this Jesus
whom I proclaim unto you is the
Christ." Paul knew that the histor
ical Jesus was the glorified Christ, for
he had met him "in the way" to Da
mascus. Paul's manner of life in the
city as he lived and preached Jesus
was much that it contributed greatly
to his success. His "manner of life
was blameless" (Acts 26:4); he sup
ported himself (I Thee. 2:9; II Thee.
8:8). (2) Reception (v. 6-10). At
first these men wore received as from
God by large numbers (v. 4. See
I These. 1:6-10). But the gospel then
as now causes divisions. Not all pro
fessed followers of God know or ac
cept the gospel. Paul's success
aroused the envy of the Jews just as
evcry successful servant is envied by
those of lessor light. The charge
brought against Paul and Silas (V. 6)
was in large measure true, and it was
a gocd testimony and tribute to their
effectiveness. It was also in accord
with Christ's prophecy. (Math. 10:34;
Luke 12:53). It is the business of the
gospel to accomplish just such re
suIts. We need more of such as shall
turn the wrong side down and the
right side up. These men were ac
cused of "saying that there is an.
other King, one Jesus."
II. At Borea. (v. 10-15). The die
ciples' departure by night was an act
of prudence (Math. 10:23), and Paul
continued his great interest in the con
verts he had left. See the two letters
addressed to that church. Reaching
Blerca Paul hogan as usual to preach!
Jesus first of all to the Jews. The
citizens of Borca were "more noble"
and have continued to this day as a
great inspiration to 11ible studlents'
(witness the Heoroan series of lesson
helps). (1) They "received the word
with readiness of mind." There was a
hunger for spiritual food and they
partook of it with a relish. Some re
ceive truth undecr comp~ulsion while
others hunger for it. (See 1 Thoe.
1:7; 3:10). (2) "Searched" (exam
inod) the Scriptures danily. (2) Each
day they sought the mind of God.
Much of our present (lay Bible study
is interesting and onlightening, buit is
not energizing nor evangelistic be.
cause it looks upon the Bible rr~erely
We need to study the Bible as did
the flereans to know love and Ob~ey
Jesus as our Savior and king.
We need to study it as our guide
and counsol through life.
Those who "behoeved" as the resull
of such preaching and study were
well grounded (I These 3:10)
After several weeks of such blessed
ministry the Thessalonian Jews in
terfered, "stirring up and troubling the
multitude" (v. 14 Am. R. V.), and
Paui again moved on, this time to
Athens in Greece while Silas and Tim.
othy remained for a further ministry
geon's Work Un
Astoria, N. Y.-"For two
was feeling Il and took all X,
Fa lillil V
not walk a
pains In $or !A
1aeb. I w'dnttd
doctor and he said,
must go under
operation, butI d
not go. I read isk
the paper abQatVW
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Cm
pound and told my husband about It,
said '1 know nothing will help me but I
will try this.' I found myself Improv
Ing from the very first bottle, and In two
weeks time I was able to sit down and
Bat a hearty breakfast with my hus.
band,which I had not done for two years.
I am now In the best of health and
did not have the operation." ---Mr.
YoHN A. Komma, 502 Flushing Avenue,
Astoria, N. Y.
Every one dreads the surgeon's knife
and the operating table. Sometimes
nothing else will do; but many tirpes
doctors say they are necessary wwein
they are not. Letter after letter comes
to the Pinkham Laboratory, telling how
Dperations were advised and were not
performed- or,if performed,did no god
but Lydia h. Pinkham's Vegetable Com.
poundwas used and good healthfollowed,
If you want advice write to
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine C0o.
(confidential), Lynn, Mass.
CAUGHT IN GARDNER'S NE!
rramp Expected to "Land," but as it
Turned Out He Was the One
Tlhey are telling a story about Rep
resentative Gardner and his fervent
It seems that a begging tramp ap
proached a group of congressmen, and
one of them pointed out Mr. Gardner
"Nothing doing here, Weary, but that
gentleman there is very charitable,
and if you tackle him you'll be apt
to make a haul."
"T'anks, boss," said the tramp hus
kily, and he hurried to Mr. Gardner,
while the others looked on with fiter
The tramp and the statesman were
seen to talk earnestly together for
some time. Then their hands met--a
piece of money plainly passed between
theim-and the tramp stepped jauntily
"Well, did you land him?' a
gresman asked the tramp.
"No," the tramp an1wered.eheAr
fully. "No; I gave him i quarter to
ward his splendid national prepared
"My doctor has ordered me to Palm
Beach for my health."
"What seems to be the matter with
"I've beoen worrying too much about
"Well, you won't haveantigo
that sort to worry youifouta
dowin there long enough."
"WVhat do you think of my comrade.
whom I introdlucedl to you?" said the
naval officer to the pretty girl at the
"I think,." she answvered, glancing at
the comrades mentioned stpnding
aroundl her, "that you have got me in
a nice mecss."-Bialtimore American.
Nothing puffs a wvoman up more
hlan to have a seventeenth cousin sud
'lenily become near-famous.
In this Matter
one is either with the winners
or with the losers.
It's largely a question of
right eating-right food. For
sound health one must cut out
rich, indigestible foods and
choose those that are known
to contain the elements that
build sturdy bodies and keen
is a wonderfully balan'ced
food, made from whole wheat
and barley. It contains all the
nutriment of the grain, includ
ing the mineral phosphater
indispensable in Nature's p lan
for body and brain rebuilding.
Grape-Nuts is a concen
trated food, easy to digest.
It is economical, has delicious
flavor, comes ready to eat,
and has helped thousands In
the winning class.
" There's a Reason"