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National Guarc
Into /
All State Troops Ordered to i
eral Summons?One Hundi
to Bo
Washington, June 18.?Virtually the
entire mobile strength of the 'National
Guard of all the States and the' District
of Columbia was ordered mustered
into the federal service tonight
by President Wilson. <Atbout 100,000
men are -expected to respond to the
can. They will be mobilized immediately
for such Service on the Mexico
> border as may later be assigned
to them.
Cfii. Funston, commanding the border
forces,, will designate the time and
place for movements of Guardsmen to i
the international line as the occasion
stall require.
In announcing the orders SecretaryBaker
said the State forces would b? ,
employed only to guard the border j
and that no additional troop move- i
merits into Mexico were contemplated j
except in pursuit of raiders,
i Simultaneously with thd National I
Guard call, Secretary Daniels of the j
navy department ordered additional
war vessels to Mexican waters on
both coasts to safeguard American j
At the war, navy and state depart-!
ments it was stated that no new ad-1
vices as to the situation in Mexico
"had come to precipitate the*- new;
:orders j
Within the last two weeks, however,
tension has been increasing j
steadily. The crisis presented 'by Gen/f
Carranza's note demanding the recall [
of Gen. Pershing's expeditionary forc-i
has been followed by a virtual ultimatum
served on the American officer
/by 'Gen. Trevino, the Mexican j
commander in Chihuahua. To this,!
was added yesterday, the possibility j
that American and Mexican troops!
"had clashed across the .border from !
San Benito, Texas. f
Administration officials made no!
attempt to conceal tonight their relief i
over the safe return of Maj. 'Ander- i
son's cavalry squadron to Browns '
ville after their successful bandit |
chase. The troopers crossed in pur- [
suit of bandits in the face of intima- j
tions that they would be attacked if J
they did sc. Gen. Funston himself ;
reported tbat he anticipated fighting
presumably with Carranza forces.
Mobilization of the National
Guardsmen to support Gen. Fun?
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Eton's line will pave tne way tur ac-j
lcating some 30,000 regulars for im-;
mediate service in iMexico in the;
event of open hostilities with the
Carranza government. The Guards- J
men themselves could not be used
"beyond the line without authority of!
cotigress, and until they had volunteered
for that duty as they are called"
out under the old militia law. The
new law, which would make them
available for any duty under the fed- j
eral government goes into effect
July l.
The entire mobile regular army in
- the United (States, several provisional
regiments of regular coast artillery,;
serving as infantry, and the National j
Guard of Texas, 'New Mexico and J
Arizona now are on the border or in!
Mexico. Definite figures have never J
i TvufKiip Hut it is under-!
ueeu Uiaug
stood Gen. Funston has aibout 40,000 i
regulars and probably 5,000 or more j
guardsmen of whom 10,000 regulars1
are "with Gen. Pershing or scattered ,
I along his line of communications
from 'Namiquipa, Mexico, to Columhuss
N. M.
General Call Sent.
Telegrams calling for the militia
were sent tonight to the governors of
all States except the three whose
guardsmen already have been mus-j
tered in, after an all day conference
at the war department attended by
Secretary Baker, Maj. Gen. Scott,
chief of staff; Maj. Gen. Bliss, chief
of the mobile army, and Brig. Gen.
L Mills, cliief of the militia division |
general staff. Brig. Gen. Mc-Combs, j
president of the army war college, j
also was consulted. Since Mr. Baker,'
did not find it necessary to confer]
! Called
7ederal Service
Duty?President Sends Gen ed
Thousand Men to Go
Says Take Care of Jobs Held By the
National Guardsmen.
Columbia, June 18.?'Ready to re- j
spond the minute orders are received j
from Washington for the mobilization !
of the South 'Carolina troops, Gov-1
ernor Manning and Adjt. Gen. iMoore
remained on duty until after midnigh-, j
to receive the official instructions to :
mobilize the South Carolina militia, j
The g^ve^nor's office kept opea;
A V? A ramiin. !
tnrougnoui mc mgu^ <mu f
ed in touch with a telephone at his
side to start the machinery in mo- j
tion which would gather the militia
at Camp Styx.
The governor read the press die-,
patches telling of the call by the
president for the militia for use on1
the Mexican border, and last night
dictated the following statement to
the people and the National Guard: j
"I know that the 'National Guard j:
will gladly and willingly respond to j
the call to aid in the defense of Amer- \
ican rights, American lives and American
honor. I feel certain those who 1
employ men who are memoers 01 uie
militia will make satisfactory arrangements
whereby the men can re- |
spond for service on the border with- j
out injury to their positions, so that:
South Carolina will sustain her enviable
reputation for patriotism and
devotion to duty. I know there will
be the best of cooperation between
the people and the iXational Guard, j
South Carolina stands ready to fur- j
nish promptly her quota of men for
service in this crisis."
Fourth Punitive Expedition Cleans
Out Nest of Bandits in Mexico
and Waits for Developments.
Brownsville, Tex., June 18.?Having
accomplished its object, the dispersing
of Mexican bandits who Friday night j
raided Texas ranches and attacked a
detachment of 'the Twenty-sixth ine?*?
t?onitn Tpvas and
IS.ilII V cast ui oau uvuiku, > v??
upon promise of the Carranza commander
at Matamoros that he would
run down and punish the outlaws, the
fourth American punitive expeditio?!
to enter Mexico was withdrawn today, j
There were no American casualties.;
Two bandits were killed and two.
wounded, according to the official re- j
port of the fight, although an unoffi- (
cial report confirmed in Matamoros
tonight placed the Mexican dead at
two. ? N I
The withdrawn expedition tonight,
is camped at San Pedro, Texas, about
12 miles west of Brownsville, await-.
i?<r rtovoinnmentfi after having;, ac-!
cording to Gen. Jai^s Parker's of-1
ficial report, "cleaned out a nest of(
bandits on ranches opposite the San
Pedro Ranchito district." J
These ranches included the Tahua- J
chal ranch, about one mile west of j
Matamoros, which is notorious as a
bandit haven.
Military authorities tonight regarded
the situation as fraught with the
nrtcchiKtf as This is occasion- j
jji aicci _
ed by a report that the leader of the j
band which engaged the troops when ^
they were withdrawing was clad in a j
costume composed partly of the uni- j
form of a Carranza soldier. He was ,
one of the men killed.
The attack on the rear guard was j
- *- ^? -maohinA ;
maae aner two croups auu a ?- j
,gun troop of the Third cavalry had j
recrossed to the United tStates.;
Troops E and F, commanded by Lieut, j
John Reade, Jr., and Lieut. Peabody
were covering- the retreat.
again with 'President Wilson after his ;
visit to the White House late last'
night, it was apparent -he decision to j
bring out the militia was reached
then. J
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State Campaigi
niiii iw ii i/Liinu i/iuiiii!.
South Carolina Politics Compared to
National Politics as Described
By Writer in Daily Press.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columibia, June 19.?The .State campaign
will open at Spartanburg to
morrow morning, and will swing j
around through the Piedmont until it {
reaches Newberry on the first day of
After it is all over, the people will
express themselves at the ballot box
/in tVi/v 9fl.Hi /lotr r\f AllPHSf
v/n CJLi.^7 Mt/tu ucfcj vr*.
It seems that the old lines o-f '90 i
and '92 are going to be drawn this
year. Under different leaders the old
"Reform" party and the old "anti" or
"Conservative" party are battling. |
The recent State convention drew the !
line, and on one side or the other j
tlie people are massing.
In an article in the daily press on
Sunday morning, Mrs. Mary Roberts 1
Rhinehart, one of the mot gifted writ-1/
ers in the country today, in deploring i
the fact that the people had no real;
voice in the recent three national;
conventions, which were manipulated ;
by a few men, says:
"That is 'What these conventions I
have meant to me?a puppet ehow,!
with marionettes dancing to the beat-,
ing of a drum and waving the flag; !
and 'back at home the men who are '
interested only in the end is attained,1
a patriotic, but naturally lazy peo-!
pie, being Immibugged."
"Wakeup,'" she pleads, "to the fact!
that you ar& not ruling, but are beins;
rliled. Wfake up to the fact that in
the hands' of a dozen men or so, and i
those not of your own choosing, lies |
the fate of this country. Be frank
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\viin yourselves aim wmn eauii uuiei. j
Break this conspiracy of silence and |
demand that the will of a majority of
the people shall prevail."
It was somewhat after this fashion, j
on a smaller scale, that the recent j
State convention was manipulated. In j
that convention there was a faction of j
the Democratic party ,of this State in J
control?a faction which will be'
known this year as the "aintis." j
Everything was cut and dried. An j
iron-clad program had been arrang-1
ed the night before, from which there ;
was not the slightest deviation. The |
ordinary delegate who came from the '
people had no voice. In the election j
of delegates-at-large there were eight;
of the faithful whom it was desired
to take care of?so that a "peace and
harmony" ticket of eight, with a half,
vote each, was decided on. They '
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were nominated one Dy one dv tuner
er.t delegates from the floor?but
everybody in the convention knew ex- j
actlv who was to be nominated, and
1 I
by whom?and the people had no
voice. Even the gentlemen who re-1
signed the chief justiceship and put,
up sucl^ a stubborn fight in 1912 was
forgotten. The framing of the plat- j
form was after the same manner. So j
was the election of officers, and of;
national committeeman and State J
chairman. And in the election of na- i
tional committeeman and 'State chair- j
ma. it seems to have developed that j
there was even more of a ring within '
a ring than any except a very few ;
in the very inner sanctuary had any
idea of. Said the Columbia Record!
~ 1
editorially, under date of June 15: j
"The news -comes from ISt. Louis that j
Senator Tillman has retired from the :
position of member of the national
Democratic executive committee from
South Carolina and that John Gary
Evans has been selected in his place.
We confess that we do not like this
tv.o*- nf TmnHlinor tViic h rvn or o c if it
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were a hereditament. Before the
county conventions over the State
met, the Record heard the names of
several young men who were mentioned
as possible successors to Senator
Tillman. Ex-Governor Bvans
declared that Senator Tillman had ex
n Opens At
rg On Tuesday
Those Who Will Ask the Suffrage of
South Carolina Voters in the
Primary in August
Special to Tlffe Herald and News.
Columbia; June 19.?At 12 o'clock
noon today the lists closed for entries
in the Democratic primary for State
offices. Dr. E. C. L. Adams of Columbia
was a late entry for lieutenant
governor as was Mr. W. Banks Dove
clerk in the office for secretary of
State who enters for secretary of
State and 'Mr. McCown the present
secretary does not enter.
D. McLaurin opposes Mr. Carter
for .State treasurer. Attorney General
Peeples has no opposition and
neither has >Mr. Watson nor Gen.
Moore, nor Gen. C. W. Sawyer.
I. C. Blackwood enters for solicitor
of the seventh circuit against Albert
The following is the complete list
of entries:
Governor?Richard I. Manning of
Ci.mtoT. OoolopHrm'k T? A CoODer Of
<7UJULllV^l \ ? / , ^
Laurens, Cole. L. Blease of Columbia,
John 'Madison DesChamps of Columbia
and John T. Duncan of Columbia.
'Lieutenant Governor?Andrew J.
Bethea of Columbia, Qr. E. C. L.
-4-dams of Columbia.
Secretary of State?George <W.
Wight~?an of Saluda, W. Banks Dove
of Coiamibia.
State Treasurer?Sam T. Carter of
'Columbia (reelectio^) and D. W. McLaurin
of Columibia.
Comptroller General?Carlton W.
Sawyer of Columbia.
Attorney General?Thomas H. Peeples
of Blackville.
State Superintendent of Education
?John E. Swearingen of Columbia.
Adjutant General?W. W. Moore of
Commissioner of Agriculture?E. J.
Watson of Columbia.
pressed a wish to die in harness, and
was so quoted. Before the 'State convention
met, one of (Senator Tillman's
secretaries was down here anxiously
inquiring about the situation," etc.,
That editorial followed the publication
of an article in the Columbia
State on the morning of June 15, in
which it was stated: "John Gary
Evans of Spartanburg has been elected
Democratic national committeeman
from South Carolina, according
to advices received in Columbia yesterday.
Mr. Evans succeeds Senator
B. R. Tillman, who desired to retire
from the national committee. Committee
assignments of the South
Carolina delegation in the national
Democratic convention at St. Louis
were contained in a telegram received
yesterday at the governor's office,"
etc. "The delegation meeting in St.
Louis elected Gov. Manning as chairman."
iXow comes the Record on Sunday
morning with the statement that the
report was "erroneous; that "we are
informed by the chairman of the
South Carolina delegation that these
reports were incorrect, and that Mr.
Evans merely held Mr. Tillman's |
So that the State chairman is merely
"acting" for the national committeeman.
There will probably be some 'bitterness
in the campaign which opens
tomorrow at Spartanburg. There
usually is in a South Carolina campaign.
But it is well that we are to
have another iSitate campaign?and
the State campaign was probably
saved- by the people expressing themr^lves
emphatically at their cluib
mootinorc a rcrpnpral airins: of the
i.i.1 VUHUvjO. <?3 <w w - ? w
whole situation will do .good, and -t
will be of inestimable value if the
people can be induced to demand .a
closer interest in their own affairs.
J. K. A.
Old Folks Day
Large Crowd--Uood Dinner-Everywhere?Fine
pie and a Great A
For those whose lives have passed
beyond the noontide and about whom
[ the lengthening shadows of life's
evening are falling, the exercises last
Sunday at old Zion church in number
9 township, held more than a passing j
interest. -For them the toilsome jour-1
ney of life ,with all of its hardships
intermingled with its joys, will soon
be transj>osed into the grand and
glorious, life eternal.
The singing of the old time songs,
by a splendid choir, was especially
appropriate and heart touching, "How
Firm a Foundation," "Come Thoa
Fairest of 'Every Blessing," "How
Tedious and Tasteless the Hours,"
"Children of the Heavenly King,"
these were the songs that were sung
again as reminders of the years that
have faded into the dim and distant
Mount Zion is one of the old land
marks in the religious history of
Newberry county. It is located in
one of the most energetic and progRailroad
"Commissioner?G. McDuf
fie Hampton of Columbia (reelection),
W. H. Kelly of Spartanburg, W. T.
Thrower of Cheraw, Albert 6. :Fant of
Belton, James Cansler of' Tizah.For
The following candidates for congress
have filed:
First District?Richard S. Whaley
of Charleston (reelection), J. G. Padgett
of Walterboro.
Second District?James S. Byrnes [
1 x A 1 nr_ !
of Aiken (reeiecuon;, ai?wu ,
edge of Saluda.
Third District?Wyatt Aiken of Ab-!
beville (reelection), A. H. Dagnall of:
Anderson, H. C. Tillman of Green- i
wood, F. H. Dominick of Newberry, :
John A. Horton of Belton.
Fourth District?iSam J. Nicholls of
Spartanburg (reelection), A. H. Mill- J
or r\f nrppr T) B Troaxler of Green- !
V/4. V * J - . ?
Fifth District~D. E. Finley of York
(reelection), W. F. Stevenson of Che-j
Sixth District?J. 'Willard Ragsdale j
of Florence (reelection), J. S. !Mc- j
lines of Darlington, Jas. D. Evans of)
For Solicitor,
The following have filed their
pledges as candidates for solicitor in
the various circuits:
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T 1 i'b L "V-/AI LUlt U . ?^
Orangeburg (reelection), L. A. Hutson
of Orangeburg, E. <C. Mann of St. Matthews,
A. J. Hydrick of Orangeburg.
Second Circuit?R. L. Gunter of
Aiken (reelection).
Third Circuit? P. H. Stoll of Kingstree
Eourth Circuit?J. Monroe Spears .
of Darlington (reelection).
:Fifth Circuit?Wade Hampton CobH>
of Columbia (reelection).
Sixth Circuit?.J. K. Henry of Ches- j
ter (reelection), J. Harry 'Foster of
Seventh Circuit?A. E. Hill of Spartanburg
(reelection), I. C. Blackwood
of Spartaniburg.
Eighth Circuit?T. Frank (McCord t
of Greenwood, George T. Magill of !
n i_r c Rio1 rvf T^an- i
\jrl ecu v? uuru, n, o. ,
rens, B. >V. Chapman of Newberry, i
Ninth Circuit?W. H. Grimball of
Charleston (reelection), F. M. Bryan
of Charleston, T. P. StOLey of Charleston.
Tenth Circuit?Kurts P. Smith of;
Anderson (reelection), Leon L. Rice
of Anderson, J. R. Earle of Walhalla.
Eleventh Circuit?George Bell Tim- j
merman of Lexington (reelection), E. ;
L. Asbill of Leesville, J. W. Cox of i
Twelfth Circuit?-Nobody filed.
Thirteenth Circuit?J\hn M. Dani^ .
of Greenville, J. Robert Martin of,
Greenville. H. ;H. Harris of Greenville,
David W. Smoak of Greenville, J. D.i
Lanford of Greenville.
Fourteenth Circuit?George Warren j
of Hampton, H. H. Padgett of'Walter-1
boro. |
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At Zion
Great Success
Good Speeches?Good Cheer
lity-'Some Very Old Peoi
fany Young People.
ressive farming communities in the
State and has the reputation of supplying
the family needs, as far as
possible, by home production. The
people are of that type who look upon
extraxagant living as a disgrace,
but at the same time, are surrounded
with plenty. They use but do not
abuse God's blessings. The stranger
at their gates, is never turned away
in want and a friend is overwhelmed
with their hospitality.
One of the evidences of the prosperity
and liberality of these people,
in this God favored corner of Newberry
county, was the imnlense table ^
on the church grounds last Sunday
and so bountiful the supply of good
things to eat, that it was impossible
to load it all on the long table, making
it necessary to spread on the
ground in other parts of the grove.
Sunday was an ideal day for such
an occasion and the church and the
grounds were full of people. !Mr. T.
M. Mills, the farm demonstrator for
Uncle Sam, was master of ceremonies
?he announced the songs and introduced
the speakers, or had it done.
The morning exercises consisted of
songs and prayer and the principal
address of the occasion by Lieutenant
Governor Andrew J. Bethea.
Mr, Betfrea was introduced by Prof.
J. Mocdy Bedenbaugh in a few well
chosen remarks. Mr. Bedenbaugh, in
prefacing his remarks leading up to
the introduction of the speaker, took
occasion to refer personally to a few
of the oldest people now Living in the
community?'Mrs. Louise Mayer who is
now 98 years of age; Mrs. Amanda
t> " ^ /vvv u/n /v?u ^ v ,<? * "t Tr? /->! /-i'' Tattj
Dtnienuaugu, duuui ou, IUUI
Morris, 77; and Miss Laura Morris,
Mr. Bethea's address was listened
to .jvith rapt attention from start to
finish. He stressed the importance
of right living,?clean living stripped
of all things that are unwholesome
and immoral. To give these abstract
truths a concrete form, 'he told of
some of his experiences while abroad
in Europe with Ford's peace expedition,
and gave them a moral application.
: . ' .
Ujlton the conclusion of ?\'r. Bethea's
address a collection was lifted for the
benefit of needy 'Sunday schools in
other section of the missionary field.
While the collection was being taken,
the choir gave a new and beautiful
rendition of the old song "Rock of
Ages.'' which was especially pleasing
to all who heard it.
Rev. E. P. Taylor extended thanks
to the visirors from other denomina>4..^*.
fnv tiioir and attention
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and Mr. Moody Bedenbaugh informed
the congregation that dinner
woujd be spread in the grove and that
everybody was invited to eat.
After a most bountiful dinner which
has already been mentioned, the congreeation
reassembled about 2:30 and
were entertained by two more very
interesting sneeches. the first by Mr.
J. Simpson Dominick, now of OhaT)pells,
but foriperly of this commun
ity and i>y Prof. R. M. Monts aiso a
former resident but now of Georgia.
A<~. rv,,m:~,ick compared the past
with the present "by saying that 50
y?ars ago rhere were few ibuggies to
i>e .coen at this church on preaching
days as nearly everybody rode horseback,
including the ladies; but
today the side saddle was a
thing of the past and the grove "was
full of automobiles and buggies. In
view of the wonderful achievements
of the past 50 years he wondered
' ' * ? m'All M
wnai tne comiiLg ua.it v,cuwij rr \suiu
bring forth He had some misgivings
as to the prodigality of the age and
decried the pride and fast living and
sin which modern innovations seem
to have brought with them. In speaking
of the days of warfare between
the North and the South, be said the
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