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AL MEN. WORKING HARD BUT
.THE OFFICERS HAVE LEAST
NEWS FROM BORDER CAMP
A Weekly Letter, Prepared Especially
For Our, Readers, From the South
Carolina Guardsmen Encamped at
Fort BI, Texas.
In Camp with the South Carolina
Brigade, in the El Paso Patrol District.
The 'officers of the First regiment
Are working out theoretical war pr6b
lems and tl~e three hour and a half
'lesson 'every afternoon under Capt.
Brabson; inspector-instructor, is fol
loWed by an actual visit to the ground
over which the troops would pass in
ease of actual warfare.
For the purpose- of the proposition
it is as.sunc. that .thse officers of the
First comprise a battalidhi which is
protecting the watrrworks 'Ohich sup
ply El Paso with water and the reser
Voir where the water is stored. New
Noxico and Texas are supposed to be
At war. The officers of the First rep
resenting the Texans are known as
(he Brown army and the theoretical
force of New Mexico is known as the
White army. The New Mexicans are
- .upposed to have thrown forward one
company near Mount Franklin, which
overlooks the South Carolina camp,
and the. enemy is working around to
Attack the reservoir. A mythical
milkman reports having seen three
scouts of the enemy who fled towards
'the reservoir. The Brown army is
working out the problem of driving
the. White company out of the moun
tains and protecting the reservoir
which is supposed to be the object
of their incursion.
This is just one of the many les
sons which the officers are studying.
While all of the men here work hard
the work of the officers, of course,
is the heaviest and there is very lit
tie rest for them. They are enjoying
the eperience and are making use
of every occasion to become more
Four new second lieutenants have
been commissioned in the First regi
ment and assigned to companies.
They came up from the ranks and
won their commissions through com
petitive examinations which were open
to all the enlisted ien, it being the
policy of Col. Blythe.and Col. Springs
to hold out to the enlisted men this
chance of advancing' if they show
themselves proficient. The new leu
tenants are: Robert L. Meares, ser
geant in Company A, the Butler
Guards of Greenville, and a graduate
of the Citadel, assigned to Company
B, the Palmetto Riflemen of Ander
son; Claude G. Hammond, supply ser
geant in the headquarters company, a
graduate of the Citadel, assigned to
Company I of Cherawv; Francis J.
Beatty,. first sergeant of Company A,
the Butler Guards of Greenville, as
signed to Company K, commanded by
Capt. Henderson of Anderson; Philip
C. Clayton, first sergeant of machine
gun company of Anderson, assigned
to the same company as second- lieu
tenant. Hie is a graduate of St.
Good at Baseball.
The Hampton Guards of ' Spartan
- burg have beaten teams from the
Pennsylvanians seven timie and they
o'an't find an- aggregation among the
then from the IKeystone State which
'can In any -way compete with the men
~from the City of Success on .the dia
mnond. The latest game they played
was with a team from Company C of
the Sixth -Pennsylvania, winning from
tbhem, 9 to 4. The Keystone men only
got two hits off Wood, the Spartan
burg pi-teher, while the Spartans con
inected with the Pennsylvania twlier
'for nitie safeties. The following men
-of the Spartanburg company com
posed the team: 'Camp, as.; Wood, p.;
Fleming, 3b.; Stanton, c.; Rogers, lb.;
Robinson, cf.; Hall, If.; Snyder, rf.;
Reeves, 9b. The Pennsylvania team
was made up of: Phillips, as.; Pryle,
Sb.; Gibbes, lb.; E. Lilly, cf.; Keeth,
sb.; McCoinman, rf : Campbell, If.;
ikens, lb.; A. LF~ey,' c.
'The machi'., gun companies of the
tw'o regir .-ats will report in a few
de.. 'the regular officer In charge
o'f the instruction sc4hool in the use of
ilhe Lewis mad'hine gun with which
tdiey are -to be equipped and the enlist
64 men will be 'tan~ght all about the
~un. .The officers .and non-commis
0oned officers have already had sev
rsral lessons And are familiar with the
guzn now. The enlisted pien will next
le made acquainted with adll its parts.
l4"e men are keenly interested in the
gsun and look forward 'eagerly to the
I~ieut. James T. Moore of the ma
chine gun coxnp~ny of the 'Second
has been given ai cominssion in the
regular lirvice'"with 'the marine corps,
according 'to a telegram received by
Col. Springs.. Thid vacancy will be
dlIted by 'promnotion of some non-comn
milssioned officer probably.
The period for the battalion drlls
has Arrived and the training of the
companies by 'battalione Is. now uin
der way,. Bat6talion training om
menced on the let and will continue
-through .the 16th, when the training
by regimients 'will begin. The bWt~I
tehe are getting In fine 'work.
hurt When Horse Ptte.
S9tgeant Ralpli- Gossett of the
h adquarters oonpany of (tp. irst
wap thrown by a, borqe auin criside'i.
ably bruised. Afte' throwing: SeI0
geant Gossett the horse 'desoriyed''a
Complete somersault. Fortunately
doctors were obtained without delay
and Sergeant Gossett's bruised were
A great many of the horses which
have been brought - in here for the
army are not saddle bt'oke and some
of the South Carolinians have been
given good exerciae sticking to them.
However, the number of those thrown
has been small and -they are having
less trouble in this respect than many
of the other regiments of other
Won't Tell -Him Much.
Capt. Justice of the- Spartanburg
company is in charge of the construc
tion work of the First regiment and
as such had charge of the Mexicans
who 'helped to build the latrines and
in the other civilian work'done around
the camp. Capt. Justice is able to
talk to the Mexicans, something whicb
very few of the Palmetto boys can do.
He has not been able to get very much
out of them about the situation in
Mexico for they all profess ignorance
of the conditioris there. At times
they would be chattering among them.
selves but whenever they saw him
coming they, would shut up like clams
and not another word would they let
Some of, the Pennsylvanians
brought one of their goats over the
other day ,to call on the goat owned
by the headquarters company of the
First but his Palmetto goatship did
not like his kind from the Keystone
State and immediately went to but
ting him and did the job so thorough
ly and so promptly that the Penn
sylvanians remarked that the goat
was just like all South Carolina, 'would
rather fight than do anything else.
Lieut. Crawford of the Fort Mill
company finally became convinced
that Capt. S. W. Parks was right in
saying his rabbit was an old cotton
tail and not a 'jackrabbit and he
turned it over to the teiqder mercies
of Reno, the bull dog belonging to
the Fort Mill boys. In a few minutes
the rabbit had disappeared into the
bull dog's stomach. Lieut. Crawford
still has hopes of' getting. in some
manner and by some means a jack
rabbit to carry back with him' to
William V. Kay, sergeant of sani.
tary troops, First regiment, has been
named first lieutenant, medical corps.
The South Carolinians are finding 161
very pleasant on the border just now.
The sandstorms which were frequent
when the troops first reached here
have been missing for several days
beause of the. frequent showers of
rain. The nights are cool and the
days are not so very hot. The Pal.
metto 'boys seemed .to have brought
the rain with them and were therefore
doubly welcomed, for it has been
months since -there had been any in
Iileut. Chandler's 'resignation has
been accepted and he has gone back
to South Carolina, and from there he
will go to Staunton, Va., where he is
commandant of a military academy.
He has been lieutenant in the Rock
Hill company and the whole regiment
regrets his departure.
The Palmetto boys are becoming
experienced with the Western horses
which have .been gathered by the
government from all sections for the
use of 'tjhe troops. While, 'there have
been some falls the South Carolina
boys as a ru'le know how to hand-le
horses and most of them have 'had no
trouble. Sergeant John T. * Sloan of
the machine gumt company of the Sec
and went dawn .to 'the big government
corral, mounted a horse minus saddle
and bridle and brought his horse and
three others safely into camp. The
officers and men have fared on the
whole very well in drawing their
horses and the South Carolinians are
pleased, wih 'their stock.
Sergeant Cox of the Twenty-third
infantry has been detai'led as instruc
tor for the First battalion of the First
regi-ment and Sergeant Hughes and
the officers and men of -the Smyth
rifles of Pelizer are glad 'to have the
ser~eant 'tent and mess with them. He
is fast becoming a favorite among the
Private W. N. Snoddy of the
Trayniiam CGuards of Laur-ens, Com
pany D), of the F'irst, received a box
tram the Union Buffailo Mills store
containing tobacco and other delica
cies and one penny with the hope eta
lhe would not go "broke" on the bor
der.* The box was very much aepre
There were several speotat'ore at the
dress parades of the First and Second
regiments on Thursday afiternoon.
'the parades took place on the F~ort
Pliss parade ground, the First at 4:30
and the Second immediately after
wards. The parades were gone
through with without a hitch and
both regiments showed up splendidly.
A detachment of regulars Is now
encamped just above the Second
South Carolina and it is understood
4,hat 'they are ,to 'pitch tents flor the
National 'Guard regiments which are
to 'be brought in hdre in the near fu
ture from several statets:
The machine gun company 'of the
Second has drawn its machine guns,
getting what is knowrn as. the Lewis
gun, said to be the beet an4 most
modern gun of its kind made. This
company is being -inatruoted by 'te
officers of the miachine gun company
of. the Seventh infantry U. S. A., and
i* test becoming efficient.
ITATE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
DONDITIONS ARE DEFINED
Vilss Madeline Spigener Is Head of
Association Which Works to
Improve School Plants.
Columbia-Miss Madeline Spigener,
iresident of .the Sodtth Carolina School
[mprovement Association, has made
?ublic the prizes to be awarded by the
wasociation during school year which
jegan this month. The awards were
lecided upon at a meeting of the exeo
btive commitjtee .held in Columbia.
The allotment is as follows:
"Twenty-five prizes of $40 each to
)e awarded .to Individual schools mak
ng -the greatest improvement between
Fanuary 1, 1916 and March 1, 1917.
"Each school competeing for this
)rize must file its application along
rith the official prize score card. The
iohool improvement score card must
)e signed by a representative of the
ocal association and by a member of
.he local board of trustees and ap
roved by the county superintendent
)f education. Photographs of new
>uildings are usually helpful to the
sommittee in determining prize win'
"One prize of $10 to the local asso
.iation. In each county raising from
>utside sources and depositing with
he county treasurer .the largest
tmount of money.
"'The 45 prizes in this clasa are in
.ended to stimulate local school' Im.
)rovement work in the counties.
"One prize of $5 to each local asso
.lation sending the county organizer
'eports for 12 regular monthly meet
ngs betaven March 1, 1916 and March
"These reports must be signed by
lhe president of the local school im.
rovement association and approved
>y the county organizer.
"The first prizes of $26 each and
:hree second prizes of $15 each will
be given -to the five counties reporting
the largest percentage of active, local
school dmprovment associations In
the rural sehosle of the county.
"This report must be signed by the
county organizer and approved by the
county suiperintendent of education.
"A oertificate of award will be giv
an to each school district adoping
compulsory school attendance through
the initiaitive and co-operation of the
local school improvement association.
"It is hoped that 'the list of these
districts will constitute a roll of honor
Df the progressive districts of the state
favoring compulsory attendance.
The members present were: Miss
tiadeline Spigener, president; Miss
"arolina Dickinson, Summerville, vice
president; Miss Mary Eva Hite, Aiken,
recording secretary; Mrs. Harold A.
FRutto, Spartanburg, correspondin-g sec.
oetary; Miss Martha L. Dean, Green
rilfle, treasurer; Miss Sallie Srtibllng,
Walhalla; Miss E. Julia Selden, Spar.
banburg; Mrs. J. N. Hargrove, Dillon;
Ndiss Lottie Cromer, Lexington.
Good Roads Day In Chester.
Chester.-The greatest single day
probably in Chester's long history suc
eessfully terminated last week. It
was good roads day, which 'the Ches.
ete chamber of commerce had been
busily engaged in boosting for the past
mionth. The entire county worke1 in
inison. Ior the past few weeks each
township had been organized so that
n the appoin-ted day the work should
go forward without any delay..
Reports coming in to the chamber
if commerce indicated that 3,000 men
und 500 teams worked the roads. The
Mlty of Chester loaned many teams.
Practically every# business and profes
iional man in Chester who was unable
to use a pick or shovel contributed a
lollar. Needless to state this sum
grew to ratiher large proportions and
it was used to hire teams, etc.
In a number of places stretches of
sew road were built and hundreds of
lioles in the roads were covered.
PresIdential Electors .Named.
Columbia.-The state Democratio
ixeentive committee nominated -the fol.
Inwin' nresidential electors for South
8f'?c at large: S. R. Mellichasnmp
atf Orangeburg and S. C. Carter of
D~hester. First district: John it. D~in.
gle, of Summerton. Second district:
W. A. Hvrd. of lgefield. Third dis
triect: Henry L. Parr. of Newberry.
Enourth district: R1. W. Hamilton, of
Yonesville. Fifth district: W. S. Ifal',
f Oaffnev. Sixth district: W. L. Kin
recy, of Blenheim. Seventh district:
Tion Sparks. of Columbia.
College Gets Donation.
Clinton.-The Presbyterian College
of South Carolina is to receive $5,000
from the estate of George HI. Cornel.
ion, Sr., of Orangnburg.
While this gift was not included in
the will of Mr. (ornelson, and conmes
simply as a request from him to his
family, the president of the college has
been notified that every member of the
family will 'takte pleasure in carrying
ut the request. The money is to be
turned over to' the college some time
luringr the tail.
Governor Manning Appointa'lev. John
McSween, Jr.-Several Other Ap
Columbia-The Rev. John McSween,
Jr., pastor of the Presbyterian church
at Dillon, has been appointed by Gov.
Manning -to be chaplain of thq Second
South Carolina infantry, with the rank
of captain, vice the Rev. William Way,
retor of Grace church, Cha:leston,
who resigned his commission shortly
after the mobilization in June.
Mr. MeSween, a son of John Mo.
Sween, the well known merchant and
banker of Timmonsville, is a gradu.
ate of Davidson College and of Co
lumbia sominary andhas the master of
arts degree of the University of South
Carolina. le was active in athletics
at Davidson and Carolina and since
entering the ministry has been partic
ularly successful ivith boys and young
Mr. McSween, on being commission
ed, will await orders to join his' regl
ment, which is encamped at Fort Bliss,
near ED1 Paso, Texas.
Other appointments in the military
service made by Gov. Maning were:
Second Lieut. 11. HlutchinAcn to be a
flirt lieutenant of ,the First infantry;
Sergt. F. M. Mack to be a second lieu
tenant,' First infantry.
Colleges Ready for Work.
Oolumbi.-The University of South
Carolina, Chicora College for Women,
Columbia College, the Ursuline con
vent, the Columbia Theological Semi
nary-the Institutions for higher learn
ing situated at Columbia, are enthusi
astic over the prospects before them
for the scholastic year to begin during
this month. Appliaations for admis
slon to .these institutions are being re
ceived daily and provision Is being
made for the reception of an unusually
great number of students. With a
healthy location in the centre of the
state, large faculties of expert teach.
ore, elective systems allowing a wide
ran-ge in the choice of studies, thor
oughly modern buildings and equip.
ment, splendid libraries and a whole.
some democratic atmosphere, these in.
stitutions are enjoying ever widening
spheres of usefulness. The 1916-1917
sessions of these schools begin on the
following days of Septemnber: The
Lutheran Theological Seminary, 13th;
Ursuline convent, 18th; the University
of South Carolina anI the Presbyte
ran Theological Seminary, 20th; Col.
umbia College and Chicora College.
Commends Clemsen Work.
Clemson College.--President W. M,
Riggs has received a letter from Maj
Gen. H. L. Scott, chief of staff, United
States army, commending the military
instructions given at Clemson College
Gen. Scott's letter is as follows:
"I take great pleasure in informing
you that the secretary of war Is grati.
fled to note the siteady progress and
improvement in the military depart.
ment of your institution, as shown by
the report rendered by the committee
of the general staff which is charged
with the inspection of the military
departmen-ts of educational institutions
Farmers Organize for Loan.
Newberry.-A land loan association
was organized at -Newber-ry with a
strong membership, which will he
largely increasel. The following offi.
coe were elected: Dr. W. C. Brown,
chairman; Dr. Geor-ge Y. Hunter, vice
chairman; B. B. Leitzsey, secretary
and treasurer; directors, Rl. T. C. HuIn
-torn, I. M. Smith, J. B. Scurry, W. B.
Boinest, John M. Suber; appraising
agents, Hi. HT. Abra~ms, F. R. Hunter
and R. G. Smith. It is the purpose of
this association to organize similar
associations in the several twonships.
Ten men can for m an association.
Electors H ear Qualifications.
Columbia. - The nine presidcntial
electors for South Carolina, nominated
by 'the State Democra tic executive
committee, wi-ll be voted for in tihe gen.
ora-l election in November. Vance Mc.
Cormick, chairman of the national ex
ecutive committee, in a telegram to
John Gary Evans, state cdhaiirman,
urges that -the eleetors comply with
the law, so that none may be disquali
fled. Succesrcors to the electors failing
to qualify will be elected by the ste
executive committee after the second
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS.
The secret ary of state has nominis
sioned the Oamden Building and Loan
Association with a capita-l of $200,000.
James A. Ifayne, M. D)., atate heal-th
officer, has returned from Greenville,
where he attended a Conference of
school -trustees concerning school sani
One case of infantile paralysis was
reported to the state board of health
from Walihalla. A suspect case was
reportedl fromn Woodruff in Spartan
hPay liown, -2he little seven year old
daughter oif Mr. and Mrs. W. C. B~rowri
of Sparranburmg. was~ barneiid to death
when her clothing caught fire from a
newspaper which caught fire while she
was playinig with some other children
on -the lawn of her parents' yard.
Su pervisor' Jen kins of Cherokee
county has lot contracts for the erec
tion of the bridges which were swept
away during the recent flood to the
South.'n Bridge Company of Birming
ham, Ala., and to the Converse Bridge
and Steel Company of Chateanooga.
Tenn. The bridges are to be compiet.
ed by Dneent bur 24.
SAVING LITTLE THINGS..
Worry is nothing but a diluted drib
bling fear. See that all the hours 'of
the day are so full of interesting and
healthful occupations that there is no
chance for worry to stick its nose In.
Keep your soap In an ordinary wire
basket over the sink as the soap
dishes hold water and
waste the soap. Pour
boiling soft water on
small pieces of soap and
A little water left in
tubs and pails of wood
( lwill prevent them from
falling in pieces. Brown
paper folded and placed
In a wall pocket or
drawer are always handy
for wrapping articles. Keep a ball of
twine, made from winding bits of
string from the various packages.
Heat new Irons, baking dishes and
frying pans' gradually to save them
Save all husks from green corn,
dry, and use as stulling for porch pil
lows, or they make flne kindling for
the grate fire.
Brooms should be hung or rested
on the handle in order to keep the
The yolk of egg left when making
cake nay be covered with a little cold
water and used a day or two later.
A dish of preserves left from yes
terday's meal may be added to
whipped cream and served as a sauce
to rice, gelatin or cornstarch puddiag.
By giving thought to the daily rou
tine, having a system, with the econ
omy of time duly considered, a great
amouint of work may be accomplished
with less wear and tear of nerves than
work done with no planning.
Water in which vegetables are
cooked should be saved to flavor sQups.
In preparing any dish get all the
materials ready before beginning the
preparation; then there will be no
flurried looking for some ingredient
which is found missing.
Nonbreakable kitchen utensils are
the greatest economy in the kitchen.
keeping each utensil, if possible, for
its special use.
Do not prepare such an amount that
there wil always be left-overs. Every
bit of ment, being our most expensive
food, should be utilized.
Goldfish, baked or boiled may be
served as c!roquettes or as a salad
with any cooked dressing.
A cupful of cold boiled rice may be
added to the breakfast muffins, greatly
LET'S HAVE A PICNIC.
Shun the habit of "Putting off" as
you would a temptation to crime. The
moment you feel the temptation, jump
up and go with all your might at the
most difficult thing You have to do.
Orison Swett Marden.
A plicnic, to be a'really enjoyable af
fair and no burden to anyone, should
be prepared without
aimcl hlnning. Now one
may buy a pienic -box all
ready for the eats, paper
U . Iplates, napkins and small
tin spoons5. These add1(
greatly to the comfort as
a heavy hasket to b~e
paceked, -repacked and
carried is a bulrde'n. As these outings
are for social pleasure and rest it is
wise that they be planned with the
minimum of work. Only thme ensliy dl
kosted foods sahould be carried and
special thought should be0 made(1 for
the children. Oler' people may in
dulige ini ric!h cakies and highly sea
sonedl foods, but the children should
There is an endlless variety of sandi
wiches which may be prepared: linely
choplped mlent, f1ish thait has b~een
rubbledl to a paste with seasonings and
cream or saaad (dressing. Nut bread
with butter is always a favorite, gra
ham; browvn, white andI whole wheat
gIve a pleasant variety.
Crisp slices of cucumber dipped in
dressing and puttbetween buttered
breadl are most refreshing sandwiches,
hut they will not bear standing even a
Fruits are always acceptable, espe
cially the juicy peaches, pears, apples,
Tommatoes are easily carried and
with a small jar of salad dressing a
tempting salad may soon he prepared.
Lemnonade may be prepared all
ready for the addition of cold water
alnd the dirlnk for tihe children is ready.
Care should be taken as to the amount
served If much other fruit is eaten.
Fruits (quench thirst and appease hun
ger without adding burden to the
A cheap chafing (dish with a can of
fuel will saive the bother of building a
fire if (one catres to (deny themselves
that 4Ienjent. WVith this chlafing dish
all sorts of creamed things may be
p~repared or a lpot of coffee may lbe
made. ['ut the .offee into small bags,
alllowiung a tablespoonful for each per
5on ; then the bags may be dropped in
to the boiling wvater iand there will he
no grounids for complaint.
Lacto.- Beat two eggs, add two cuip
fuls of suigar, tour and at half cupfuls
of sour milk, a .half cupful of grape
juice Qynd a half cupful of lemon juice.
Freere as usual. Other fruit juices
may be used as dlesired. This is a
mort wholesome and refreshing ice to
ser ve during h mlm .
Both containles I. at
properties thanheavy -meat*
Try them for summr n to
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Use one of thre free black'
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The stronger the primer, the,
greater the. spee and more com
plete the powder combustion.
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