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! CAMP JACKSON
; WILL BE SCHOOL
- FOR MANY ML
What It Takes to Make a Perman
Camp?Biff Money in City of
Extracts from an interesting st<
by August Kohn in The Sun<
"Camp Jackson", under pres
plans will be the honfce of more m
adults than there are in the cities
Charleston, Columbia, Greenvi
Spartanburg, Sumter and Oran
burg thrown in for good measu
Hardly believe this, do you? Figi
the total population of these
cities at 220,000 and divide by fi
the average male adult to the fam
and you have 42,000 voters. Th
are to be over 45,000 in camp at (
lumbia, the official figures assign 4
21J> men to the cantonment here!
Measure by dollars. The ca
complete is to cost close to $5,0C
000. Five million dollars is ]
much in these war times, but it e
ily represents the wealth of count;
as expressed in the tax reports.
Groceries and Gasoline.
^AA/1 kill TUo rrrn/ij
X* JgUi C tuc 1UUU UXU. 1I1W feiwv?
bill paid by Uncle Sam for the e
ables for a single day at "Ca
Jackson" will run over $17,000. Cc
pare this $17,000 of grocery bills
a day with yours.
The horses and mules?exclus
of the remount station, will eat ne
ly $7,000 worth of food each a
Why the gasoline and repair b
for the motor trucks and automobi
at the Columbia camp is $720 per c
The wood used for cooking \
cost $60 per day.
Then the ice bill is the snug lit
sum of $240 every day, and perhj
more on ice cream day?Sunday.
The pay rail for the soldiers, wl
in camp here, will average over t
and a half and three millions of d
lars?this is exclusive of the liv:
Eight weeks ago the terrain v
all there was to "Camp Jackso:
Today there are hundreds and hi
dreds of buildings finished, miles
water and sewerage mains, miles
steam railroad tracks and more tl
ten thousand workmen with 1
backing of Uncle Sam, finishing t
wonder city for the more than 4
000 young white men who are sc
to go in training to make future s
diers of the nation. It was my f
tune to be able to make a compl
tour of the camp, to ride throi
the battalion streets, to follow 1
new roadways, to inspect the n
hospital, to view the rows of st<
buildings, to study the developme
and as a result it can be truly sa
the forces in charge have worl
wonders, and that the cantonmi
will be reday for the drafted soldi
when they begin to arrive here m
A Permanent Camp.
Now there are permanent cant
ments and tent camps. Columbia, .
lanta and Little Rock have the th;
permanent camps in the Soutl
there are sixteen in the United Sta
There are as many tent camps,
the permanent camps, such as
one here, everything is under cov
The men eat, sleep and rest un<
cover. The barracks are about c
hundred and fifty feet long, fi
feet wide, two stories or about tl
ty feet high. The kitchen and e
ing rooms are attached and each
these barracks will quarter two hi
dred privates. The buildings are
of pine with water-proof roof, ?
novelty weather-boarding. All \\
dows are screened; ample stairca
are provided, and the structures i
ample in every way. Near by are
officers' one-story structures, and
tached in single-story frame bui
ings are the shower baths and toil*
Paymaster Hill in charge of
paying has a dozen pay windows ?
last pay day 1,000 men were p
off in less than an hour. This pay i
does not represent those paid
check at the end of the month, si
as foreman, timekeepers, check*
engineers, 10,080 men on the i
No More Silver Dollars.
Mr. Gilbert M. Berry, chasier
the National Loan and Exchai
Bank, which arranged the last ]
PINK BOLLWORM IS s.
SPREADING IN MEX
Department of Agriculture Rep
Seed From Infested Territoi
Planted Eagle Pass, Texas.
Nj Washington, D. C., Aug. 21.?r.
the pink bollworm is becoming v
in MoviVa anH fVivr
| J IJ UlOVXIUUtWU ii! i'iVAiw, -**V. V.??
shipments of infested seed is li
to appear much nearer the T
ent border this year is the report broi
back from Mexico by a represents
of the Federal Bureau of Enton
gy, who recently explored the t
Dry tory in northern Mexico now infe
iay by the bollworm.
Near Eagle Pass, Tex., on
Mexican' side, the represent?
en* found a field of 60 acres of co
a^e planted with seed obtained in the
guna region of Mexico. This re
He> now is widley infested with the
Ke_ sect, and it is'considered likely
ire* the pest will become much ne
are the Texas border as the result
six plantings of infested seed. I
ve> seed has been planted at Moi
ily>fnear the town of Allende, abou
ere miles from Eagle Pass *and <
~?- nearer the United States, at a p
lo?- opposite Del Rio. Agents of
; United States Department of Agr
mP ture are keeping a close watch
0,- the territoryt along the Mexican
not and will endeavor to stamp out
as* outbreaks which may occur this
ies> son. /
j The wide distribution of the
in the Laguna region was shown
sry samples of seed obtained by the
at- tomologists. Of 40 samples coll
mP ed throughout this region, 30 \
,m- infested. In some parts of the
for guna section the new pest has
attracted much attention, the sj
ive alist reports, perhaps because
ar- seriousness is not yet appreciated
tnd other localities^ notably the so
eastern part of the Laguna, it
ills reached such numbers as to inter
les seriously with the cultivation of
rill The rapid spread of the pink 1
worm in Mexico probably is due
tie the wide demand for seed of
ips Egyptian variety in which the
was carried to this country.
i?n pink bollworm was first introdi
wo in Mexico in 1911 through the
tol- portation of 125 sacks of Egyp
ing seed, which were planted in the
cinity of Monterey. The plant
^as from this seed yielded well and
n." demand arose for the seed. IV
nn- of it was sent to the planters in
of Laguna district.
Ian 7,500 PRISONERS ARE
the TAKEN BY ITALIANS IIS
hls ' ASSAULT ON TEUT<
Rome, Aug. 20.?The Italian:
their offensive on the Isonzo f:
e^e begun ^yesterday have crossed
, Isonzo river and already have U
the prisoners, it was officially
nounced by the war department
nf i Guns and many machine j
have been captured by the Itali
cecj and the Austrians have suffered i
enf. ous losses. The infantry battle
ers tinues vigorously.
roll tens tms interesting iact. in
mer days colored employes wai
on- silver dollars in their pay envelo
A.t- Now silver dollars are utter stran;
ree to the pay envelopes; crisp new
i? lar bills take the places of the wh
tes This week it required 20,000 d(
In bills to equalize the 10,080 mer
the the pay roll.
er> Besides the 200,000 pounds of j
ier the men will use every day, the eq
>ne ment will have to be kept on h;
fry For the 45,000 men to be static
here the quartermaster will ai
a*- times keep on hand:
Jn" 180,000 pairs drawers.
all on nnn w<s
ind 180,000 pairs of shoes,
'in- 300,000 pairs hose,
ses 45,000 overcoats.
are 90,000 drab shirts.
And about everything imagin
"e" from an electric light bulb to a pj
The foodstuff will be held in
, serve in the same way. Million;
pounds of food have been contra
.ojj for. Thanks to Ebbit Watson, si
ky potatoes are on the menu.
jCh Just a word about the eating.
;rs, diet list is carefully studied an
5SV trliAloenrMfl 111 if. l"f t.VlP TtlPTl Dr
th'ey may get the money value
?* their quota of beans or potatoes
lge meal?and buy eggs or anything
jay they may wish instead.
!"> RED CROSS A
- BROADEN 0
The Red Cross Chapter at Abbe-it
ville has received a call for three s
rhat i j_ "J fta+n a-P Irwif toaaIaw enifc fat? I n
IIlUHUx Cu ocio Ul Aiuv nuwitu owiw xw* j ^
the soldiers in France and the women it
mSn j of the country are asked to volunteer
for this work. The suits will consist'v
exas Qf a wooien sweater, socks, wrist- j \
light jets an(j scarfs. This will make in c
itive ajj twelve hundred knitted garments \
10^?" to go to France from Abbevile.
erri- Needles and wool will be furnished
to anyone who will knit. Classes
will be started for all whp do not
know how to knit. Any one who will
itive volunteer should phone to Mrs. Frank
tton g1 Gary. 11
&ion RED CROSS OF tfUE WEST. ^
i in- v
that The communities of Due West and 0
arer Donalds have organized a Red Cross t
of Chapter with an enrollment of about
ales The Due West sewing room at
t 50 Phoenix Hotel, will be open every
even Tuesday and Thursday afternoons ^
,oint from 3 to 6 o'clock.
the At this time the ladies may return j
icul- finished garments and also take outi
of garments to be made.
side A list of the garments made by
any the Due West ladies may be of intersea.
est to some. , *
8 shoulder wraps. 0
pest 11 pairs foot warmers. n
by 6 pairs leggins, ' c
en- 9 bottle covers. a
[ect- 7 t>ed shirts.
Vere 5 helmets. a
La- ? pairs pajamas. 11
not 3 operating aprons.
jeci- 3 bath robes. t:
its 1 rest pad. a
|# jn The ladies of Donalds will report p
uth- later- 11
bas All members who have not paid h
cot- bibles will carry f
messages of wilson
President Writes Impressively Beauthe
tiful Message for United States
Pes^ Soldiers and Sailors.
J?ed The State. !
^m~ A Columbia woman requests that f
tian -jr^e gtete reprint the following men- 15
V1" sage written by President Wilson as ?
in&s ^ a foreword in some Bibles which the *
*j Scripture Gift Mission of Philadel^
; phia will present to American soldiers 0
e and sailors. Impressively beautiful '
and strikingly indicative of the deep v
religious spirit of the president, is a
the message which was printed as a v
' ! Washington dispatch to the Balti- ^
^NS more Sun:
I "The Bible is the word of life. I 0
3 *n beg that you will read it and find *
ron* i this out for yourselves. Read, , not 0
^e! little snatches here and there, but n
iken^ong passages that will really be the,
an" road to the heart of it. ;a
t0~ "You will find it full of real men v
and women not only, but also of *
^ns things you have wondered about and P
an?? been troubled about all your life, as
3erl" men have been always; and the more
con- you rea(j more it wiH become:
1 plain to you what things are worth
while and what are not; what things 1
for- make men happy?loyalty, right F
nted dealings, speaking the truth, readi-P
pes. | ness to give everything for what they f
gers think their duty, and, most of all,
Hnl. the wish that thev mav have the real o
leels approval of the Christ, who gave p
>llar everything for them?and the things C
i on that are guaranteed to make men T
unhappy? selfishness, cowardice,; fc
food Sreec* and everything that is low and si
uip. mean. , p
and.! "When you have read the Bible.
>ned you will knbw that it is the Word of
t til Gbd, because you will have.found it
the key to your own heart, your own
happiness nad your own duty. c
(Signed) 'Woodrow Wilson." ti
A PARTY IN ANTREVILLE. h
? . ?
Miss Glendale Bowen entertained S1
a large number of friends Thursday c
e evening at her pretty home near An*Pei
treville in honor of her visiting '
guests, Miss Virginia Staley and Miss VT
re" Hattie Agnew of Due West. The "
5 ?f porches and the large lawn was
eted( lighted by Japanese lanterns and
veet bonfires. Pleasant conversation, music
and dancing entertained the jolly
The crowd until a late hour. A delight- ti
d is ful salad course was served near the ^
efer c*ose even"ig. Those attend- ^
? ing from Abbeville were:
Misses Elizabeth Faulkner, Virgin01
ia Aiken, Winona Barksdale, Mary ^
else am Harris, Charley Calvert, Harry 11
!Loftis, Frank Gary, Weber Wilson. n
<UT IN SCOPE '
VtAiV womKnroViin foo will Ttlp^QA fifl !
?w. -?> ? r I
o, at your earliest convenience. The:
hapter needs the money to buy ma- p
We cordially invite, every one'y,
rithin easy reach of Donalds or Due ^
Vest to become members of our'aj
hapter and join with us in this great j
Respectfully, 1 &
Sec. of Due West-Donalds Chapter.
RED CROSS AT ANTREVILLE.
On last Friday afternoon, Chairnan
J. S. Morse, Secretary Mrs. C* C*ld]
Jambrell, and other officers of the ^
Abbeville Chapter of the Red Cross ^
rent to Antreville for the purpose'^
if organizing a branch chapter of ^
he society at that place. .
A good number of people were ^
(resent at tne scnooi nouse wnen tne; ^
isitors arrived and all were enthu-jg,
iastic to do work for the organiza- w
ion. Short speeches were made by p]
Ion. F. B. Gary, Rev. H. W. Pratt 01
.nd William P. Greene, outlining w
ome of the causes of the war and gc
elling of the Red Cross work. M
After these speeches the organiza- ai
ion was completed by the election ft
f Miss Valeria Crowther as chairnan,
Dr. J. A. Anderson as vice-itl
hairman and Mrs. Enoch McCarter ki
s secretary. Twenty-five members M
oined the chapter at this meeting (b<
nd the officers expect to double the h<
lumber very shortly. cc
The officers and members at An-;ti
reville have taken hold of the work h<
nd expect to do their bit towards
roviding for the American soldiers
i France and their dependents at P<
RENCH ACHIEVE v
SPLENDID GAINS bl
lapture Four Thousand Prisoners in ^
Great Drive Over Eleven
Mile Line. |w
Parsi, Aug. 20.?A smashing ^
'rench victory on the Verdun front
s recorded in the official Report is- q
u?id by the war office tonight. The ^
'rench have captured the enemy de- C?
erises on both sides of the Meuse
ver a front of more than 11 miles,!
enetrating the German lines at di-|^
erse points- to a depth of a mile and q
quarter. More than 4,000 un-j?
.rounded German prisoners have beeni
aken. j pj
The French attacked this morning
n both banks of the Meuse. This bat
le has developed to the advan tage a]
f the French on a sector of 18 kilo-|w
letres (11 miles.) - iu,
The Temps says that in one hour d<
nd ten minutes after the French ad- w
anced to the attack the first objec-:fr
ivu had been attained and German |
ri3oners were going to the rear.
BERLIN ADMITS LOSS. F<
Berlin, Aug. 20. (via London).?
'h?3 war office announces that the
'ronch without fighting have occu- ju
ied Talou Ridge on the Verdun w
ront, east of the Meuse. be
At all other places over a front
f 14 3-8 miles the German staff re-j
orts. fighting is in full swing. The;
Jerman high command says that
'alou Ridge was given up by the Teuons
because this line of defense
ince last March had only been occuied
GERMAN BLOW FAILED. |
London, Aug. 20.?A German
ounterattack on the positions cap-i
urea Dy me rsmisn yesteraay mornig
southeast of Epehy was complete- \
j repulsed after sharp fighting, acording
to an official statement isaed
today by the war office. A sucessful
raid was carried out last night
suth of Lens. On the Ypres battle
ront the British line has been adanced
slightly southeast of St.
DELAY DRAFT CALLS.
Washington, Aug. 20.?Mobilizaion
of the second increment of draft
roops was today changed from Sepsmber
15 to 19, and the third inMAWAwf
-fvAm QonfomKor 50 fA !
1 UlllCliU XI V1U uui/vviiiuvi u V wv v/vDber
3. Mobilization of the first j
icrement will be as previously anounced,
September 5. *
SCAR DODSON LOST
LIFE IN THE RIVER
ody Recovered Late Thursday Afternoon
Some Distance From
Where It Went Down.
An^ArRnn. Aiic. 1R?Dspjir M
odson, aged 34 years, who moved
> Anderson from Donalds eight
ears ago, was drowned in Savannah
ver at Middleton Shoals shortly
Eter 10 o'clock Wednesday night.
About a month ago the deceased
arely missed being drowned at the
ime spot where he lost his life
Wednesday night, mention of which
as made in The Tribune at the time.
In company with G. W. Chambers,
harles B. Pruitt and his brother, J.
. Dodson, Mr. Dodson went to Midleton
Shoals about 6.30 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. The two
odsons and Mr. Pruitt went in seinig
and were in the water about
vo hours. They had finished seinig
and were on their way back to
le bank on the Carolina side when
[r. Dodson went under. They had
otten within 100 feet of the bank
hen Mr. Dodson stepped in a hole
robably six or seven feet deep and
ily a few feet square. Mr. Pruitt
as carrying the seine and J. C. Dod>n
was carrying the bag of fish. 0..
:. Dodson was not carrynig anything
id was walking in the water a few
jet'in advance of his two comrades.
These gentlemen had fished on
lese shoals frequently and they
lew of the deep hole. Evidently
x. Dodson was attacked by cramps,
icause as he started across the hole
j went under. He managed to
>me to the surface of the water one
me and cried to his comrades that
i was drowning. Before they could
it to him to render assistance his
)dy went under again and disapjared.
Mr. Dodson was born and reared
jar Donalds, where his father and
rrs\ *i/\i*r 1 ltrn A a*
ru uiuiucio juv y* nvc. rxiivuicx
other, Abner Dodson, lives in Ab;ville
county. One brother, J. C.
odson, who was. with him in the riv ,
and one sister, Mrs. Tom McGill,
ho resides on Elizabeth street, this
ty, also survive ihm. He has two
iier married sisters living near
Mr. Dodson married Miss Kate
raham, daughter of Thos. A. Graim,
former auditor of Greenwood
>unty and now employed in the autor's
office of this county. His widv
and five children survive him.
hey are living with Mr. and Mrs.
raham on Rose Hill in the western
irt of the city.
Mr. Dodson was employed by B.
leishman Bros, at the time of his
;ath. He was a quiet and unassumg
young man and was respected by
1 and had the confidence of those
ho knew him. His employers valid
his services highly. He was a
;voted husband and father, and his
ife is prostrated with grief. All
/e of his children are quite small.
THE LIST OF JURORS
ar the Court of Common Pleas,
Which Convenes on Monday, September
TVip fnllnwirnr is a list, nf the netit
irors drawn for the term of court
hich convenes on Monday, Septemir
the 3rd, 1917:
W. S. Wilson, Abbeville. . I
W. E. Hill Abbeville ;
T. L. Cann Abbeville
C. D. Brown, Jr., Abbeville t
M. J. Williams, Abbeville,
J. E. Keller Abbeville 1
W. R. Nance, Lowndesville
W. T. N. Baskin Lowndesville
C. W. Daniels Lowndesville i
A. M. Price Lowndesville
William Ellis Lowndesville i
D. K. Cooley Lowndesville j
L. R. Maddox Donalds
J. M. Richey Donalds
W. E. Jordan Donalds
L. S. McLain Donalds
James Williamson Donalds
R. D. Wilson Long Cane j
Ernest Fant Long Cane
A. E. Newell Long Cane
G. A. Mdlwaine Long Cane
C. W. Keller Long Cane
J. T. Botts Long Cane
G. H. Mcllwaine Long Cai\e
Thomas Stevenson Long Cane
T. R. McMahan Due West
A. D. Kennedy Due West
J. C. Clamp Due West
W. P. Blackwell Due West
J. N. Nance Due West
B. T. Ammons Calhoun Mills
M. J. Hester Calhoun Mills
W. N. .Clark Calhoun Mills
W. P. Sharpton __Calhoun Falls !
W. J. Long Diamond Hill' j
H. J. Power Diamond Hill, i
U. S. PUNS FOR
Output of Submarines' Wont Enemy
Will Be Doubled or Perhaps
Washington, Aug. 20.?Immediate '}%
expansion of building facilities of
the United States to double or tre-.
| ble the output of destroyers during , - ?\S||
: the next eighteen months was the? object
of a conference today between f ^
Secretary Daniels and representa- ' '-M
tives of twenty-five or more ship and
"If we get what we want," the sec- >c|B
retary said, "the United States will ; -fM
'have more destroyers than any'other
power. They are the one thing a
submarine fears." .
The secretary indicated that all :./a|
the destroyers the builders could r.-M
produce would be ordered. Every ^
| effort of the department will be laid
: upon speeding up the large number fM
of contracts now pending.
Every aspect of ship-building that
bears upon destroyer production was taken
up at the conference. There is'
jno shortage of material or plant fa- M
i cilities, but a difficulty lies in obtain- *
ing high power engirfes, boilers and .
Secretary Daniels said no addition- 'sjj
| al submarine chasers would be ordered
at present. The chasers are >;||1
valuable for harbor and inshore pa- \?M
trol work, but the destroyers are far ';M
superior even for these duties and ;-'M
have in addition seagoing qualities '
which make them of far greater val- vMl
ue in all ways than the small chasers. 3j||
Every suggestion that the ship or rM
1 engine builders had to make today '
as to additional motive power for the
destroyers was given close attention. - -31
The possibility of flaking some of .
the new vessels with oil engines was ,,
among the suggestions offered. , .'"tCfll
A a fA T%!nTI4-a of wlii/iU IIIA TIAW . X
xio tv wic planus) au nuivu uic uvn t
'destroyers will be laid down, Secretary
Daniels said he favored expan- i-Sgl!
3ion of the plants now building destroyers
as the most efficient means
of speeding up. Experience gained <
; in previous building will enable such
' plants to turn out new ships more :
quickly, it is felt, than would be pos- i
sible for a new plant, lacking that J/i
Another aspect is the problem of & ^
furnishing convoys to troops and supj
ply ships which will grow as American
forces in France are increased
Many officers now believe xthat de^ ^
jstroyer convoys guarantee a large ^
| degree of security from submarine <. attack.
The thing needed, in their
view, is an adequate number of de- , ,v1
stroyers to make it certain that supply
lines are not interrupted. The
department apparently has approved - - ;<
this view. t
No figures have ever been mlade " .-' M
public of the number of destroyers ,
now buifding. Secretary Daniels said
to-day, however, that they represent
fUn mnvimiim nononifir nf fVl a PAiin.
tiic iiiaAuaum vopavii/j va unv vvun . y^j
try as the builders and engine and
boiler makes at present equipped.
To expend that capacity will require
the expansion of every existing plant
and the addition of new engine and
BECAUSE EDISON CALLS
. AT WHITE HOUSE TODAY
Washington, Aug. 20.?Thomas A.
Edison will see President Wilson at
4 o'clock this afternoon.
This news, given out at the
White House today, launched again
"Has Edison got something?"
For weeks the famous inventor
has been closeted with his secrets in
his New Jersey plant. The object of
his visit is not revealed.
I. W. W. MEMBERS
Spokan, Aug. 19.?Aggressive federal
intervention to prevent the para- ? \ "
lyzing of industry in the Northwest
through the strike of the Industrial
Workers of the World which has been
called for tomorrow began late today
when James Rewan, district secretary
of the I. W. W., was taken a
military prisoner together with twenty-six
other members of the organization
by National Guardsmen in
^ . --?""