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Mexican Troop
First (
Troopers of the Tenth Unitec
vancing in Battle Forma
Gomez?Capt. J5oy<
San Antonio, Texas, June .25.?
Mexican troops fired the first shot on j
the troopers of the Tenth United)
States cavalry at Carrizal, but not1
until the American force, fearing an j
ambush, had advanced in .battle for- j
mation, according to a letter written j
on the day of the fight by Capt. Lewis |
Morey, commanding K troop of the
Tenth and forwarded to Gen. Funston
by Gen. Pershing tonight.
Capt. Morey wrote the letter at
9:15 a. m. June 21 while hiding in a
liole about 2,000 yards from the scene
of the battle. Capt. Morey was wound- j
ed and had another wounded man
and three unwounded troopers with
!him. The three unwounded men were
picked up by a detachment under
Lieut. Henry A. Meyers, Jr., of the
Tenth cavalry, and the letter brought
to Gen. Pershing today.
Morey Left to Die.
Capt. Morey was left to die upon
the desert from thirst and his
wounds. The men abandoned him at
his own order. The three unwound
ed men had carried him, according to
their stories to Lieut. Meyers, from
the hole where he had hidden and
made their way nearly two miles!
from the battlefield.
They were forced to stop and Capt.
jMorey, believing himself hopelessly
wounded, ordered them to leave
him. They also thought him about to j
die from loss of blood and thirst and !
The stories of the rescued men to
*Lieut. Meyers were very vague about j
the details of the fight, according to :
Gen. Pershing's report to Gen. Fun-1
Capt. Morey's letter told of the join-,
ing of Troop C under Capt. Charles
T. Boyd and Troop K under his own
command at Ojo Santo Domingo June
20 and the advance together towards
Carrizal June 21. i
He arrived in an op/n field a mile J
from Carrizal at 6:30 a. m. There
they halted and Capt. Boyd sent a
courier into Carrizal asking permisv
sion of Gen. Felix Gomez to enter the
town, saying he was going to Villa
Ahumada. Gomez replied that he J
"would not -be allowed to enter the j
town ,but might make a detour abound j
it. j
[Fearing that they were about to be j
trapped by the Mexicans who had |
sallied out from the town during the
parley, the American troops deployed
in battle formation, mounted and
moved forward. The Mexicans then
opened fire. Capt. Boyd ordered his
men to dismount and returned the
fire, the engagement lasting about an
Both Troops Advance.
Both C and K troops advanced, the
former to the position occupied by a
Mexican machine gun and the latter
closing in to one side. K troop also
was attacked from the flank, while a ,
detachment of (Mexicans from the
town reached the rear of the (American
line and stampeded the led j
horses. The Mexicans succeeded in
checking the American advance and
the Americans first were forced to
la.ll back and finally to scatter each
for himself.
Following is the text of Capt.
Morey's letter:
"Carrizal, Mex., June 21, 1916, 9:15
A. M.
"To Commanding Officer, Ojo Federico:
'1.My troop reached Ojo Santo I
^ n m Jnrif 20. Met'
JJUilllUgu a.I, U.UV ?>. ?
Troop C under Capt. Boyd. I came !
under -Capt. Boyd's command and
marched my troop in rear for Carrizal
at 4:15 a. m. Reached open
field to southeast of town at 6:30
"Capt. Boyd sent in a note requesting
permission to pass through
the town. This was refused. iStated
ne could go to the north, but not
east. Capt. Boyd said he was going j
to Ahumada at this time. I
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"He was taiKing whu v^ai i au^a,
commander, Gen. Gomez sent a written
message that Capt. Boyd was
bringing force in town and have a
conference. Capt. Boyd feared an
ambush. He wras under the impression
that the Mexicans would run
as soon as we fired. i
"We formed for attack, his intention
being to move up to the line of
" ? * *v.A/in-A nf + Vio t/vorn
1ZU Mexicans on mc cujc mv
We formed C troop on the left in
line of skirmish, one platoon of K
troop on sight in line and another K
troop platoon on extreme right a little
to the rear. '
Mexicans Open Fire.
MWben -we were within 300 yards
s Fired \
Carrizal Shots
i States Cavalry Were Ad
tt;i i .. f i t_
tion wnen /\ttacRea oy
d Feared Ambush.
the Mexicans opened fire and a strong
one before we rired a shot; then we
opened up. They did not run but
to make a long account short, after
about an hour's fight, in which .bota
troops had advanced, C troop to
position of 'Mexican machine gun and
K troop closing in slightly to the
left, we were very 'busy on ti.e right
keeping off a flank attack. A group
of Mexicans left town, went around
our rear and our led horses left at
a gallop.
"At about 9 o'clock one platoon of
Troop K, which was 011 our right, fell
back. Sergeant said he could not stay
there. Both platoons fell back about
1,000 yards to the west and then, together
with some men of Troop C,
who were there, these men scattered.
"I was slightly wounded. Capt.
Boyd, a man told me, was killed.
Nothing was seen of Lieut. Adair after
fight started, so man I saw stated.
I am hiding in a hole 2,000 yards
from field and have one other wounded
man and three men with me.
(Signed) "Morey,
In transmitting Capt. Morey's letter
Gen. Pershing said:
"The three men referred to by
Morey are the three men who had the
above message in their possession.
The wounded man was from C troop,
and was shot through the knee. Lieut.
Meyers reports that the three men
were rather vague as to where they
Iiad left Capt. Morey, but stated that
on the night of the 21st day had ear
ried him two miles; that Morey became
weak, could not go further, and
told them to leave him. They thought
he was dying from loss of blood and
lack of water. Meyer reconnoitred
20 miles east of Santa Maria, but
found nothing:. Out of grain and forage,
horses in bad shape, he had to
Gen. Funston issued no orders to
Gen. Pershing tonight.
It was observed at headquarters
that Capt. Morey's note was addressed
to his immediate superior, the
commanding officer at Ojo Federico,
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and it is surmised tuai juieui.
sent the letter to the commanding officer
at Ojo Federico, he in turn forwarding
it to Gen. Pershing. This
would explain the fact that the latter
apparently was not delivered to
Gen. Pershing by Lieut. Meyers on j
his return with the stragglers found
at San Luis ranch last night.
Capt. Lewis Sidney Morey was. the
son of the Rev. L. H. iMorey of San
Antonio. He was born in Pittsford,
N. Y., in 1875, and spent his early
youth in Minnesota, coming to Texas !
with his family in 1892. Ke was grad- j
uated from West Point in 1900 and'
served as lieutenant and captain in j
both the Tenth and Twelfth cavalry
regiments. iHe was married in 1903 to
iMiss Irene Halm of Austin, Texas.
Traynham Guards March From Arm-!
ory to Station Amid Acclaim
of Fellow Citizens.
The State.
Laurens, June 23.?Amid the acclaim
of friends and fellow citizens
and the suppressed emotions of |
wives, fathers, mothers, brothers and j
sisters, the Traynham Guards march- j
ed from the armory to the union sta- j
tion, where they entrained on a spe- I
c-ially provided car and left at 7 j
o'clock for the State mobilization i
camp near Columbia. There was a J
large gathering at the station to see j
the boys depart and many tokens of j
love and remembrances of esteem
were showered upon them on the eve
of their departure. Last night at the
fine reception given in honor of the j
command, a handsome victrola was j
presented to the company by the cit- j
izens of the city, the presentation be 1
ing made by the Rev. J. R. T. Major.
Following is a list of the - officers
and men composing Company D, First
regiment, South Carolina National
Guard: Arthur Lee, captain; D. Roy
Simpson, first lieutenant; Joe b\ I
Smith, second lieutenant; J. R. Eieh-:
elberger, Will "Weathers, Jim Lewis,
Hastings Dial and Ben A. iSullivan, j
Corporals?W. R. King, Claude
Weathers. L. T. Fuller, J. C. Cannon,
Charles Alexander.
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't *UTO.
The -worst cases, no matter of how long: standing;
are cured by She wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
P3:4 and Heals at the same time. 25c, 50c, Jl.CX
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i'roi'iVr *It'\ico Tmir (idoii (h'liccs iii
Knort to Secun* IVawii'l AtljustniciiT.
Mexico City, June _4.?Tne govern-;
ments of six nations have sent tele-j
grams of sympathy to Mexico and!
Lave offered their good offices towards
affecting an amicable arrange'[
ment of the difficulties between Mexj
ico and the United States. Foreign
! minister Aguilar made this announcej
ment today, stating that messages of
| this purport had been received by
him from the governments of Chile,
Argentina, Ecuador, Salvador. Honduras
and Spain.
The foreign minister stated that he
! had answered these messages, thanki
ing the governments named for their
! courtesy and good wishes.
Salvador for Peace.
San Salvador, Republic of Salvador,
June 24.?The foreign office received
today a cablegram from the government
of Ecuador urging all LatinAmerican
governments to take common
action to a>ert war between the
United States and Mexico. The government
replied immediately approving
the initiative of Ecuador.
Brazil Wants Amity.
Rio Janeiro, June 24.?The president
of Brazil today sent a cablegram
to Dominicio da Gama, Brazilian ambassador
at Washington, expressing
the hope that the controversy between
the United States and Mexico
j would be settled amicauiy.
Chile Waits Answer.
Santiago. Chile, June 24.?The Ohil;
ean government, it was learned today,
j expects to await answer from the na
tions it has consulted regarding the
j possibility of intervention by all the
i American nations to bring about a
! peaceful solution of the Mexican situation
before taking further steps in
j the matter.
Peru Taking a Hand.
Buenos A: 3S, .June 24.?The government
of Peru has sought the opinion
of the Argentine government conJ
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j cermng me uiumjuihc^ uctwcwi ?.***#
' United States an d-Mexico. President
| de la Plaza and Foreign Minister
| Murature held a conference concern!
iHg telegrams received from other
Sou'th American republics on the
; same subject.
| Be it ordained by the mayor and
: aldermen' of the Town of 'Newberry,
;'South Carolina, in Council assembled
and :by authority of the same.
I. That from and after the passage
of this ordinance whenever it shall be
made to appear to the mayor that
there are good reasons for believing
that any dog or dogs within the Town
have hydrophobia, it shall be the duty
| of the mayor to issue a proclamation
j that all dogs shall he for a time, to
! he defined in the proclamation, he
i securely confined.
| II. That it shall be unlawful for
any owner or owners of dogs to allow
the same upon the streets of the
Town of Xewberry during the time
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covered by me saiu prwiamduuu w
the mayor.
III. That the owner or owners of
any dog or dogs allowing or premitting
same upon the streets of the
Town of Newberry during the time
specified in the proclamation of the
mayor, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor and upoft conviction
thereof, shall be fined not more than
twenty-five dollars, or be imprisoned
in the Town guardhouse or upon the
public works of the Town for a period
of not more than thirty days for
caii-l LTIlCllOt.
IV. That any dog found running
at large upon the streets contrary to
provisions of this ordinance, the
owner or owners of which cannot he
ascertained, shall be impounded, and
if said dog shall not be redeemed
within three days by the owner thereof
paying into the Town treasury the
sum of five dollars, then the said dog
shall be killed by the Town authorities.
V. That section 294 on page 90 of
the codified ordinances of the Town
of Newberry be, and the same is here
by repealed.
Done and ratified in the Town
Council of the Town of Xewberry, S.
C., this 15 day of June, A. D. 1916.
Z. F. Wright,
J. W. Chapman,
Clerk and Treasurer of the Town
of Newberry, S. C.
invigorating to the Pale and Sick5y
The Old Standard general strengthening: tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enrichest'ieblood.and builds np the system.
A true tome. For adults azd ch-Idren. 50c
1 ^ | |^ ? 1
June 30, Ju
Morning: Address by Colonel 1
piiltnro A ffAfnnnn anrl Nicrllt; Ci
VUlbUl A. M.M. WV4 A v ?* ?
Mirth and Song. Dr. D. W. Daniel,
Morning: Address by Honorab]
Carolina. Noon: Big Free Barbecu*
Baskets. Afternoon and Night: Du
Magician. Eugene Lockhart, The C
Preaching under tent at 11:15 <
Ra^pr. Dr. Racer's magnetic aersoi
his church for 20 years one of the a
Morning: Address by Dr. J. A.
bia, S. C. Afternoon and Night: 1
cians, and Singers. Woodsawing on
PRICES: Season Ticket
Children 75 cents. General at
REMEMBER: There will be nc
ses, they are FREE. Commissioner
Hayne have kindly consented to com
Chautauqua movement and these gei
your knowing concerning Agricultur
you to come and hear them.
JtlLlTARF COMPANY Greenwood Journj
The following p
Town Gives Patriotic Demonstration the sports page of
to Light Infantry About to En- ginian on tiionda]
ter ActiTe Service. Baker showed i
today than he di
The State. dnv's eames. He
Following this every one listened in- ?KJ XkmlK' x
tently to a talk from Maj. J. L. Coker, To Sullivan
who related some of his experiences To Myrtle ]
in the War Between the Sections, re- Norfolk
ferred to the tradition of the Hartsville
Light infantry organized 57
years ago, sounded words of encour- llCKGtS 0
agement, spoke of the high duties of siVG,
tho soldiers, hoped for the best and stOD-OVGr p]
closed by saying "God ibless you." qu A 1
Following Maj. Coker, inspiring and oCJ16Qul6?
appropriate talks were made by J. nishcd upor
J. Lawton, C. W. Coker, former cap- ????
tain of the company; the Rev. T. F.
Hane, the Rev. J. T. Fowler and the
Rev. B. V. Baldy, pastors respectively
of the Presbyterian, Methodist and
Baptist churches.
After prayer by Dr. Baldy and a ^ A
C IWillor + >!?> O Y - I I
lew worus uvui winiti <."v, v.? fTL A ?J
ercises closed.
Hartsville, June 23.-Men, women i(, "the jeld> ^ a,
and children turned out en masse Qf th(jm> whlch v
Wednesday afternoon to give the sol- varietv It was
diers, members of the Hartsville Mlckey'to second
light infantry, a parting ovation. It r,?lp?d across th
was truly a patriotic demonstration. winning marker.
'Stores were closed, automobiles fly...
. . ... Ralph Baker, tl
mg flags and bearing signs telling
. , 4- * j j lege phenom, los1
of the meetings, went up and down
the streets. At 4 o'clock a large as
sembly gathered in the shade of the
oaks on the grounds of the Hartsville
high school. u ^
The soldiers with arms stacked sat
on the ground, while a circle of loved
ones inclosed them. -j-v
Mayor F. A. (Miller presided. The
exercises opened with the singing of
"My Country 'Tis of Thee.'' Mr. Miller
then read a telegram he had re- ??????
ceived from Gov. Manning asking that ^11
employers hold jobs opens to their
employes called to their country's To Wrights
service. This elicited much applause. rp^ n-P T
, ^
ily 1, 2, 3rd.
E. J. Watson, Commissionsr of Agrinlumbia
Concert Company, Music,
Lecturer, Head of English, Clemson
le R. I. Manning, Governor of South y
e and Picnic, Everybody Invited. Bring
irno the Mysterious, World's Greatest
anadian Entertainer.
JULY 2nd.
i. m. and 8:15 p. m. Dr. William
nality and impressive delivery made
ttractions of San Francisco. ?
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JUL, I ora
Hayne, State Health Officer, Columhe
Tryolean Alpine Yodlers, Musistage
by local talent.'
s for the six attractions $1.50.
Emission 35c, Children 15c.
i rharcremade for the mornincr addres
" O ~ w
Watson, Governor Manning and Dr. 1
ie to our town to help out in this great
itlemen will tell you something worth
e, Education and Health. We urge
Making Good* and then won it in the eighth round
il. i)y driving a neat bingle over Lefty
aragraphs are from Russel's head. Two runners scampThe
Richmond Vir- ered home on this bingle and it gave
f's game: the Virginians the two additional 4
nueh tetter form counters needed to win the game.
isplayed in Satur
had nine chances )o Drive Out Malaria I
icepted all save one v *ff Build Up The system
. , Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
vas of .the difficult TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
his bunt that sent what you are taking, as the formula is
base just before he Parted on every label, showing it is ,
. ? Quinine and Iron in a tasteless, form,
e plate v.ith the ^?he Quinine drives out malaria, the Jj
Jroi builds np the aystem. SO cents ffl
le Newberry col- " 1
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