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Second Section ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1916, Page? 9-12. , estajmbhito v j
Additional Reports Received of Mexican
Treachery? Militia Unit*
Fut Reporting mmucii.
Washington, June 26.?President
Wilson and Secretary of War Baker
had a late conference at the White
Secretary Baker found additional
reports from Gen. Pershing outlining
the treachery of the Carranza military
forces at Carrizal when he
reached his office tonight. He communicated
with the White House and
found President Wilson had gone to
the theatre. When the president returned
to the White House, Secretary
Baker was there waiting for
In addition to the dispatches from
Gen. Pershing, Secretary Baker is
understood to have given the presi-1
dent eleventh-hour reports from a I
number of states showing militia or- >
ganizations are ready to entrain at
once for the border.
In conformity with the orders issued
yesterday, that militia is to be
moved by separate organizations as '
fast as they are mustered, reports j
have been received showing it is pos-1
sible to move thousands of troops at1
once without waiting for complete!
It is understood Secretary Baker
conferred with the president as to
the advisability of sending these
completed units to the border at
once. Supplementary orders to the
department commanders are proba-,
ble, although staff officers said tonight
the orders already given are I
sufficient warrant for dispatch of
militia to the border, subject to Gen.
Funston's order, without further orders
.'SIGNAL CORPS TELEGRAPHER
Bird Expert Pickpocket.
W. J. Trench, agent for the Santa i
Fe, a year ago left his overalls hang- |
tng on a peg when he went for a visit. !
In one pocket was a valuable key with !
a string attached to it The string j
dangled out of the pocket. When Mr. j
Trench returned he found his overalls, j
but no keys. He has just found the
string and the key when-he kicked a ,
. wren's nest while steppiag over a !
bunch of cactus.?Mentone (Cal.) DIs- j
patch, San Francisco (Jbronlcle.
FRIEND OF CARRANZA
SAYS WORK FOR PEACE j
Washington Government Is Blamed
for Acting Contrary to Carranza's
Wishes Before Agreement , Was
Nashville, Tenn., June z4.?JJr.
v Andres Osuna, director-general of
primary education in Mexico, and
close adviser of Gen. Carranza, last
night sent a telegram to Noah W.
Cooper, of Nashville, outlining the
position of the Mexican de facto
government in its strained relations ;
with the United States. Dr. Osuna
declares that all good people should
The telegram came in response to ,
one sent to Dr. Osuna by Mr. Cooper j
urging that he make every effort toward
peace. Dr. Osuna spent several'
years here as a student and instructor
at Vanderbilt university. His
"Invasion of Mexico by American,
troops ungrounded. Columbus mur- [
ders were caused by Mexico's ene-,
mies and greedy capitalists. Ameri-,
can troops crossed to Mexico by pro-1
position made by Carranza before
treaty was arranged. While discus- ;
sing treaty Gen. Carranza required
that no artillery nor infanty should
be sent to pursue bandits, and that
cavalry sent should be kept within 1
certain limits. Such propositions
were not accepted at Washington.
American government sent artillery I
and infantry to pursue Villa and
Mexican government ordered to repel
such invasion, the treaty not be-,
ing agreed upon.
"Carranza stands for Mexico's au- 'J
tonomy and dignity, supported by all
Mexican people. He is willing to ac- i
cept mediation. Ton must work for
withdrawal of American army from
Mexico. Good people ought to work
for peace. We will be glad to cooperate."
A LETTER FROM ,
AN OLD VETERAN 1
Editor of the Press and Banner: \
Some time since, you published an *
article written by an "old Veteran," 1
which gave an accurate account of i
the organization of Co. C. 7th Regt.
S. C. V. I was an original member F
of this Company and I read it wit? j I
much interest. This Company was P
mustered into service on the 15th o
day of April, 1861, at Abbeville C. o
H., near the spot where now stands '
the monument which was erected to o
the memory, and in honor of the c
Confederates of Abbeville, who left ^
their homes and all that was dear to , *
them in defense of what they knew *
(not thought) was right. Many of j
them went to their death in the first ?
So I am thinking today of my com- ?
rades of old Co. "C", and there being
but a few now living, I thought E
it might be of some interest to your p
readers to publish their names. The v
following, as far as I know, are the h
n c* tt* "
feurvivuiB ui Liiio vviiipwiy; o. m.
Bosdell, S. C. Bosdell, J. A. Barks- ti
dale, Ed Calhoun, J. P. Cook, W. P.
Devlin, W. W. Edward*, Rev. T. C. e
Ligon, J. Fuller Lyon, P. C. Martin, t<
J. C. McClane, Frank New, N. H. n
Palmer, T. P. Quarles, G. M. Sibert,,
J. H. Sibert, G. C. Tennant. 17 out t]
of an original of 104. Y
I herewith give the roll of our t]
honored dead, who were killed in n
battle or died from disease while in h
First are the killed: ti
Jabez Robinson, Samuel Knox, j
James Willis, John W. Hille, William c
Land, Jas. M. Kennedy, Thos. M. r
Chiles, John New, John L. Wilson, t
John A. McQuerns, Wm. Bradley,
A. Thos. Traylor, Robert McClain, c
Thos. W. Willis, W. T.; Barksdale, t
Joseph W. Willis, Thos. W. Barksdale,
Thos. C. Bradley, S. F. Ed- t<
wards. ; ^
Died of disease, while in service, p
. Joseph J. Link, Win. Cook, John f
W. Bosworth, W. F. Edmunds, Robt.
N. Lyon, J. Newton Rogers, J. N.
LeRoy, Wm. H. McCelvey, Willard,
Walker, Geo. W. . Martin, Vincent
Carroll, W. T. Link, James A. Pen- ft
nal, W. O'Neal Palmer, John A.
Ballot, Peter D. Gillebeau, John L. j
Adamson, John C. Martin, Thos. J.1
Edmunds, D. R. Zimiherman. T
The first member of our Company
who died was Joseph J. Link, bro- 0
ther of Dr. W. E. Link, and uncle 1
nf R R. I.irlc nnH S. .Tpnnor T.inlf O
The first man of our Company who n
was killed was Jabez Robinson, on ti
June 29, 1862, at Savage Station.
No other member of our Company f
was killed in this battle, and only a b
few were wounded. I, myself, was >F
shot in this battle. The last mem- ^
ber of our' Company who wa3 killed b
in battle was Samuel F. Edwards, at h
Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864, aged 22. t
v The last member of the Company a
who died from disease was D. R.:
Zimmerman. He died in a Northern f:
prison and was from Spartanburg v
' The first and only commissioned
officer of our Company who was e
killed, was the 1st Lieut. A. Thos. b
Traylor. He was in command of our o
Company when he was mortally h
wounded at Gettysburg, and died, in 1
my arms, after intense suffering, at s
The only commissioned officer of ft
the Company now living is 1st Lieut. I*
J. C. McClain, the father of our I*
policeman, Foster McClain. >
I am the only non commissioned ft
officer of the Company now living. ft
In my next, I will give an account ft
of the re-organization of our Com- Is
pany. T. P. Quarles. ft
CALHOUN (FALLS :S
Calhoun Falls, S. C., June 26.? N
On the 15th inst. the Hotel was en- N
tered sometime during the night by N
sneak thieves; two watches and N
twenty-one dollars in money were N
taken from the guests. There is no
clue to the robbers. "
On the night of the 18th inst. the o'
office of the C. & W. C. Railway Co.,
in Calhoun Falls was entered, (the
thief gaining access through the ticket
window) and a number of tickets
were stolen. A negro boy named
Alphonso^* Young, who had been
working for R. P. Martin, of this
place, was arrested and confessed to
being the guilty one; he was com-!
mitted to the County Jail.
The Calhoun Mills are putting |
down a number of drilled wells to
replace the existing open ones.
N. D. Sanders has moved his stock
of merchandise into the store on Cox
Avenue formerly occupied by J. C.
Calhoun Falls has one patriotic;
citizen in the person of J. G. (Gid)
Poore, who is now in camp with the
other soldier boys.
There is a good opening in Cal- |
uvuu a ouo ivi a lauuui y uuoiiicao.
T. W. Campbell is erecting a store |
building on Cox Avenue; the building
when completed will be occupied
as a market by J. D. Daniel.
Calhoun Falls can boast of having 1
twelve citizens who each own an
LESLEY BIBLE CLASS
MEETING IN SUMTER
Opening Seuioq Monday, July 3?
Prominent Speakers' Engaged
From ThU and Otliar States.
The fourth, annual meeting of the
Vesley Bible Class Federation of the
iethodist .Episcopal church, South,
eill be held this year in Sumter,
ruly 3, 4, 5. The opening sessions
rill be held on Monday evening,
July 3, in Trinity Methodist church,
vhere headquarters will be stablishid.
This meeting of the Federation
romises to be the very best yet
teld. Prominent speakers from all
arts of the South, and high officials
f the Methodist church from our
wn St&te will speak.
Among those, whose names appear
n the program are Dr. H. N. SnyU.
A r> t> 1 l rv_ t. m
iut 1/1. xx. u. xveuiuert, ur. a. l.
>tackhouse, Dr. E. 0. Watson, Dr.
). W. Daniel, Revs. A. N. Brunson,
'eter Stokes, R. E. Tumipseed, W.
T. Martin, from this State, the ftev.
lalph Wells Keeler of Cincinnati,
>r. Chas. E. Bulla of Nashville, Rev.
. W. Shackford of Nashville, and
lev. J. M. Way, formerly of this
The officers of the Federation are:
[on. Charlton DuRant, of Manning,
resident; R. S. Ligon, of Anderson,
ice president; Dr. Vance W. Bhabam,
of Orangeburg, secretary, and
!. P. Hammond, of Spartanburg,
Many attractions hav been arrangd
for the delegates, and splendid ensrtainment
is promised at a very
ominal price, j
On Tuesday afternoon, July 4,
lere will be a great parade of all
Lesley classes, represented under
leir own banners and led by one or
lore bands. Elaborate arrangements
ave been made to make this the
lost imposing spectacle of the enire
meeting. In addition to the
elegates it is expected that all Bible
lass members of the city and surounding
country will take part in
The railroads have granted exeedingly
low rates to delegates, and
hose attending, and a record-breakng
crowd is expected to be in at;ndance.
All in all this is expected
o be the biggest meeting of the
ederation since its organization in
lolumbia four years ago.
REPORT OF THE SCHOOLS
Ude By Rev. J. M. Lawion, County
Superintendent of Education.
'o the Schools of Abbeville County:
The Abbeville City School was $3,00.00
in debt when I took charge in
914. Today it has $500 cash and
wes $1,000 upon which it is paying
o interest and which is not due unil
1917 and 1918.
At the annual settlement for 1914
or the whole county it showB nuiners
836 claims were ordered paid,
'or 1916 the number ofclaims paid
ras 1092, making one-fourth more
usiness done in two years and a
alf. I doubt if there is any couny
in South Carolina can make such
This office only received $6,400.00
rom the State this year, when it
iras helped to the amount of $7,300
Not receiving as much State mony
as we should this year, we hatfe
een compelled to use up most of
ur County Contingent fund, and
iave helped the schools as follows,
'his represents the amount for
lo. 2?Ridge 57.79
lo. 3?Lowndesville 15.00
to. 4?Rocky River 106.65
lo. 5?Fork 62.89
Jo. 6?Sixtus ? 63.64
fo. 12?Bordeaux 50.00
to. 15?Bellevue 184.56
to. 16?Bold Branch 5.00
lo. 22?Abbeville 325.00
to. 23?Lone Forest 21.11
fo. 27?Antreville 275.62
Fo. 29?Sunny Slope 125.00
Fo. 32?-Smithville 20.00
fo." 33?Promised Land 57.19
fo. 40?Pineville 126.07
fo. A.9.?FVvnvillp 7.25
[o. 47?Winona 54.57
10. 50?Cana 61.95
fo. 52?Indian Hill 55.78
And various small amounts, makig
a total of about $2,400.00. We
Rev. J. M. Lawson,
Co. Supt Ed., Abbeville Co.
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- - \ _ A ,' Vl'i. _s:.
NEARLY THREE THC
S. G. NATION/
To The Editor of the Press and Banner.
The production of "The Birth of a
. Nation",' recalls to mind some memories
pf '76 that may be of interest
to the young men of today. These
were the days of the heroes of '76?
Wade Hampton, the chief, with such
able lieutenants as the fiery and brilliant
Mary Gary and Butler, who
conceived the movement to overthrow
the "carpet-bag" government.
There were other men prominent at,
that time identified with the move-,
ment in the up-country; such as the
fearless CoL D. Wyatt Aiken of I
rCokesbury,' thie father of Hon. Wyatt
> Ailron -fVio'i nnnnlnr enmrroaumnn
I from the Third District, often he was
seen alone among the 500 Radicals,
laying down the gospel to them?
the gospel of Democracy. There was
Gen. McGow&n, the incorruptible
supreme judge, in after years who!
along with Judge Hudson and McIver,
declared jthe dispensary law to
be unconstitutional. Col. J. S. Cothran,
of Abbeville, the father of T.
P. and W. S. Cothran, was a brilliant
supporter. Also Col. Orr, Gov.
Ansel and Gov. Mauldiiy-Of Greenville,
who did valiant service for the
cause of good government.
I remember those exciting . and
thrilling days of *76 when I was a
boy of 15 years of agfe, wearing a
red shirt, and riding a mule to the
meetings. The red shirt was an emblem
of unterrified democracy; the
sight of which carried terror to the
hearts of the Radicals. I
The "Big. Tuesday" in Abbeville
was a memorable day as well as an
exciting time. The Radicals mere
marching down town with their flags
flying and drums beating, when
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and shot down the flags and perforated
the drum. The procession
broke and fled pell-mell in every direction.
This created a panic among
them. *No one was killed. This was
carrying out the plan of "frightfulness"
inaugurated dt that time.
I can well remember another "big
day," which was known as the "Democratic
Day." Five thousand or more
Red Shirts were there: some big men
were there that day. I managed, after
many efforts to get near the
stand, to see an empty space of a
few feet, just in front of Gen. Bob
Toombs, who was speaking, as one ;
would drop into this space, he would :
as quickly vacate, because no one <
could stand near Toombs? he would <
spit all over him. I remember a
Red Shirt Democrat?a farmer sit- i
ting on the edge of the stand, look- ]
ing up into the eyes of Toombs with r.
adoration, as if he were a saviour ]
sent to save the country, he would '
every few minutes exclaim: "My ]
God what a man! My God what a '
Ue was regarded as one of the 1
iart, tfaie talented Canadian Impersonator and 1
J. <- ..
)USAN0 MEMBERS OF
k.L GUARD IN TRAINING
'i-. ^ A.
IS OF '76 I
most eloquent men the South has bol
ever produced. There was also Gen. ^
Gary, Butler, Aiken, McGowan, ^ic
Cothran, Gen. Hemphill, Judge 1
Sharpton and the heroic Wade ha<
Hampton, the standard bearer and ??
wise counselor.. . r?
When the Democrats had won baj
their fight as they believed, ten ap]
thousand or more Bed Shirts weqt to ^
Columbia and camped near the capi- siv
tol building. They called for flamp- hir
ton, he came forward and said: Co
"Men of South Carolina, I have ?|j
been elected governor of South Carolina,
and by the eternal Gods, I will ]
be governor!" He went to Washing- his
ton and demanded recognition as the on(
legally elected governor. Hayes im- Soi
mediately recognized him as gover- 0f
nor of South Carolina. gK
Each man had gone to Columbia tio:
to enforce this belief with a Win- fe(j
Chester rifle and a blanket to fight ^
if necessary, for the seating of thr
Hampton. We had two governors, flia
Hampton and Chamberlain; two leg- Bh;
islatures for sometime, both con- qc;
tending for recognition. There were erE
ten thousand United States troops era
near the capitol grounds, but they mo
made,no move to overawe the Demo- jjy
crats?the unterrified Red Shirts. 80
Col: Tom Woodward of Fairfield
county, led the forces to the doors En
of the Chamberlain legislature, bat- un
tered the doors down and took pos- cer
session. . Vil
R. B. Hayes had been seated as gra
president, though Samuel J. Tilden ^r]
was elected fairly. The famous eight prC
to seven returning board, as it was
called, cheated him out of it, declar- wo;
ing Hayes the president. This board
was composed of seven Republicans, *ji8i
seven Democrats and one indepen- gm
dent. Judge David Davis of Illinois,
Many were the nights when we nja
broke up Radical meetings^ In 1880 ^er
was the last stand in the tjp-country ^
the Radicals made. This was at y)U1
Greenwood, then Abbeville county. ^er
rney naa oraers zrom men icau? ? 1 ^ \
to concentrate at Greenwood and ^
vote. Two thousand or more met
there and took possession of the poll- ^
ing place. j
The few disheartened Democrats .
there had given up the fight, when
28 of us Red Shirts from Hodges *
and Cokesbury responded to the call u
for help. We stretched out our line
knAMltfJinA onarf I _
ui nursciucii joxuo v, p
dashed into them, firing in the air: iv-j
The negroes fled and I well re- n
member the place was back of the ?
Durst store. There was a four or five- .
foot rail fence beyond the polling '
place. They fled pell-mell, leveling -mthe
fence to the ground. Nobody was
killed; that was not our purpose, if
we could accomplish our ends other- t,
wrise. A good many heads were bro- v
ken by white men using the oak ^
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5,CAMP STYX, S. C.
I r :
iks of wood that were fortunate- s
placed there for a fire.
In twenty minutes the town was
ared of negroes.
That day sixteen of us, but two or \
ee old enough to vote, marched
Idly to the polls and- voted under' v -a
j eyes of the negro supervisor,
o knew our ages better tnan we
rhe supervisor, Mitchel Gbggans,
i been a former slave of my uncie, y
1. Ben Herndon, of Cokesbury.
ggans was said to have been the ^
ly honest Radical in. the carpefcf
l legislature. - He prevented . what
peared an unavoidable clash beeen
the races at Cokesbury over %
\ killing' of Henry Nash, an offen?
e Radical negro. He had made
as elf very obnoxious to $he people'
kesbury was probably in ttfxon's
irth of a Nation"-?it was a very
:cca for Radicals in those days.
.Vow, 1 will digress a little on the
tory of Cokesbury.. Cokesbury,
i of the most historical spots inith
Carolina, has; the distinction.
producing some of Carolina's
latest men?a few are here men.
tied: Gen. Mart Gary of the Con- \
lerate army, famous feft never
Tendering, having cut his way
ough Sherman's army; Gen. Na-.
n G. Evans, the hero of Ball's
iff, as told in Stevens history;
n. Evans, the father of ex-Govlor
John Gary Evans. Both genIs
are buried at Cokesbury. A
nument was erected by the fam~
momnrv of Mart GaTV! air
IV Ulb ^ w
Judges Eugene B. Gary, chief
tice of South Carolina; the latelest
.Gary and Prank B. Gary, exited
States senator, who has re- itly
held several courts in Green- ?.
le, and Judge William W.
ith of the supreme court of
Kansas; natives of Cokesbury and
ifound jurists. There are other
tinguished sons in educational
rk: Charlie Smith of Ann Arbor,
:higan university, an author of
tinctiorr; his brothers, Landon .
ith, ol Texas and Perrin Smith of
and Stanford university, Califor,
are both able educators. Jefson
Davis spent a night at the
tie of Gen. Mart Gary at Cokes y,
immediately after the surren.
Also the late Ellis G. Graydon,
ery able lawyer, as well as' his
ther, William N. Graydon, are alof
Cokesbury ,today living in Ab
n church history it is famous /ba
ig thd center of Methodism of
ith Carolina. The Co'kesbury Conence
School of the Meth6dist
irch was located there. This waq .
first agricultural school in South
olina. That feature, however,
die distinguished Dr. Steven Olin,
Methodist history, and one of the
?htest lights in the church, was
verted there. As well as Bishop /
?htman; Bishop McTierre and
hop Capers of the Episcopal
rch. both attended school there.
s due to Bishop McTierre that
iderbilt University was establishat
Nashville. Vahderbilt wished
io something for Methodism} and
suited McTierre being related to
i, on the establishment of this
at university. Cokesbury gets its
le after two Methodist Bishops:
:e and Asbury. Cokesbury was on
ir regular itinerary^ from Balti e
forgot to mention our townsman,
Rev. P. F. Kilgore, and his dis- ^
ruished brother, Bishop Kilgore,
e born in Cokesbury. Also the
s. E. 0. Watson and his cousin,
ree Watson, both able divines,
med nativity at this interesting
t. Also the silver tongue, Heyd
Mahcn, ex-mayor of Greenville '
the writer, rirst saw li?ht there,
t has for many years retained its
itation as a place of culture and
fied society; healthfulness, with a
hisome religious atmosphe??.
ast, but not least, the first
te of baseball ever played in
th Carolina, was played at Cokesy,
introduced by Bob Round, of
(Continued on Pag^ Eleven)