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SEVENTY SETS OF BROTHERS IN 13TH Interesting Story from Sergt. Major James Mackin in Augusta Paper. T. D. Murphy, of the Augusta Chron icle. who writes an entertaining column for the paper, gave space to the follow ing interesting story in a recent issue: I have located at least one reason for the protest against the disorganization through reorganization of the Thirteenth Regiment out at Camp Hancock—i. e.. as the lawyers put it: There are seventy sets of brothers in the Thirteenth. Mackin, the newspaperman, has given me the story. Company I of Bloomburg holds the rec ord of having the largest number of sets of brothers, claiming fourteen, while an other set from the same company has been transferred to headquarters. They are Sergeant Wallace and Private David Neufor, while a third boy of the same family, Boyd Neufor, is still a private in Company I. Those in headquarters com pany are members of a mounted section Company E has the fewest brothers, having only one set: Chester and Elmer Leeks, both privates. Company E, of Honesdale, has a dis tinction all its own, being the only com pany of the regiment with four brothers They are Privates Guy, Leonard, Miles and Mailand DeGroat. Several of the companies have three members from sin gle families. In several cases there are brothers in different companies, as in the case of lteg:mental Quartermaster Sergeant Lee Adams, who has a brother, Sergeant Har old Adams of the supply company, and I’rivate Stanley Adams. Company A Henry Eskhart, musician, headquarters company, has a brother. Fred, in Com pany A, and Owen Flannigan, Company A, has a brother, Patrick, in Company H. John Kosko, supply company is a brother of Bugler Michael Kosko, Com pany B. Three Swingle boys in Company B hold the grades of first lieutenant, sergeant and corporal. They are Ernest A., Simon and Harold J., respectively. In Company C, Lieutenant Maurice J. Wholesale Cigars Tobaccos Cigarettes Pipes Chewing Gum Retail Department Headquarters for Pennsylvanians- Cigars, Soda, Pool and Bil'iards. Burdel!- Cooper Cinco Distributors 752 Broad. Phone 23. TRE NCH A CAMP McGuire has a brother, Terrence, who Is a corpora], and in the machine £un com pany. Lieutenaht Claude E. Lester has a brother, Donald, who is a sergeant. Going through tliA various companies the following brothers are found: Hospital Corps: Edward and Robert Lewis. Supply Company: Adams brothers men tioned above. Headquarters Company: Neufor broth ers mentioned above and Louis and Haydn Moseley. Machine Gun Company: Lester broth ers; Corporal Paul Miller and Private Early L. Miller; Privates Civil and Thomas Randolph; Arthur and Howard Delaney. Company P>: Swingle brothers; Bernard and Walter Cravath. Company C: Two Maguire brothers- John and William Carter; Andrew and Earl Golden; Thomas and James Igo: Ernest and Erwin Luvander; George and Harold VanVleck; Harry and Clarence Warner. Company D: Edward Mattson and Pri vate Oscar Mattson; Sergeant Rolland and Private Foster Dennis; Corpora! Thomas and Private Richard Robbins- Guy and Roscoe Schlesinger; Joseph and James Davis; John and Thomas Caldwell; Joseph and John Kurish. Company E: Sergeant Harry and Cor poral Isaac Parrish; Corporal Albert and Corporal Andrew Morrison; Privates Guy Leonard, Miles and Mailanad DeGroat; Privates Alfred, Millard and Milton Ho gencamp. Company F: Privates Leroy and Clar ence Munroe; John and Joseph Hogan; Sergeant Fred Hintermister is a brother of Lieutenant John Hintermister of Com pany E. ! Company G: First Sergeant George and* Corporal E. Chester Kept; Sergts. Em ery and Stanley Gordon; Corporal Frank and Private J. Russell Philman; George and Raymond Custer; Corporal John S. and Private Robert Singer; Bert and Floyd Robbins and Privates George and Roy Miller. Company H: Sergeant Ambrose and Private Leo Carden; Walter and Joseph Solts. John Shaner, Company H, is r brother of Michael Shaner, Company F Company I: Sergeants George, and Samuel and Private Frank Mordan; Johr and Harry Harrington; Sergeant Holm stead Holmes and Fred Holmes; Cor poral Claude and Private Charles Grim wood; Henry and Peter Boone; Daniel and Edward Kennedy; Alfred and Alonzo Seigfried; Elmer and Clark Snyder; Vic tor and Walter Rood; Ellwood and Paul Hummell; Marshall and Harry Heiner- George and Roy Jumper; George and Den ney Probst. Company K: Chester and Elmer Leeks. Company L: Sergeant Henry and Pri vate Robert Hawkins; Joseph and John Gondella; William and Lemuel Vaughn- Corporal Frank and Private William Yezierski; John and Douglas Hunt; Wil liam and David Davis; Corporal Robert and Private William Berry; Howard and David Baker. Joseph Barton, Company L, and Elmer Barton, Company C, are brothers, also. Company M: Corporal Walter A., and Private Silas G. Miller; Corporal Friend and Private Wallace H. Scheerer. Who can blame a regiment with sev enty sets of brothers —having companies boasting four brothers in the ranks—from wishing to be left intact? It is not alone that separation of “brothers-in-arms” may be averted. It is, also, that “brothers-in-blood,” who enlisted one at the side of the other that they might brave the dangers of war shoulder-to-shoulder, may not be torn apart. No wonder the Thirteenth was kicking—and hard. There is no joy over any other regiment being dismembered. But I am glad the Eighteenth Is saved. T. D. M. SUPPLYTRAIN BEGINS FRENCH The 103rd Supply Train started their course in French this week. This course, which is being conducted by the Y. M. <?. A., has had Monday, Tues day and Friday nights set aside for same, and the men in this train are en tering the classes with a zest that is gratifying to their respective com, any commanders. We intend to take ad vantage of evry opportunity offered by the cours The 103rd Sunpjy Train will hold a concert every Thursday evenin, to which all are cordially invited, and we would deem it a pleasure to see all our friends present. Our last cincert, which was held Thursday evening, October 11th. was a great success and was very well attended, including many ladies of Augusta and their escorts. The program was as follows: 1 (Band selections by the 107th Field Artillery Band. 2 Vocal selections by Private J. B. Keyser, Co. No. 3, 103rd Supply Train. 3 Se’ections by 107th Field Artillery Band. 4 Song bv quartet, members of Co. No. 3. 103rd Supp’v Train. 5 Solod by Serge nt Tracy, Co., No. 3, 103rd Supply Train. G Selcctoins by 107th Field Artillery Band. 7 Selections bv Sergeant Bopp, 111th Field Hospital, accompanied by Art Jones, 111th Field Hospital. B** Piano Numbers'by Art Jones, 111th Field Hospital. 9 Selections by 107th Field Artillery Band. 10 Specialties by Private Cvrus Heck er, Co. No. 1, 103rd Supply Train. 11 Duet by Miss Long and Miss Cooper. Also encores. 12 Band selections. 13 Selections by Private Anotcn, 107th Field Artillery. 1- Solo by Miss Tensley. 15 Solo by Private Hewing. 16 Finale, “The Star Spangled Ban ner,” by the 107th Field Artillery Band. Band was under leadership of Ser geant H. L. Signor, 107th Field Artil lery. Lieut. James J. Forestone, chairman of the entertainment committee, 103rd Supply Train. The audience called on each of the artists for encores. Everybody agreed as to the pronounced success of the concert, and all look forward with an ticipation to our next one, which will be held on Thursday, October 18th. JUST RECEIVED 'A Shipment Broad Brim Jr Lok 1 Army Stetson Hats. mIWh. A new shipment of Over- coats - Sheep-lined Coats. $ Heavy Weight Uniforms. t'JA- V za Army Regulation Sweat- ers. MILITARY OUTFITTERS. DRINK At Counters Camp Hancock Boys! We have Souvenirs and Novelties to suit your taste. Our line consists of: Felt and Silk Pennants, Pillow Tops, Post Cards, Pictures, Swagger Sticks, Tie and Handkerchief Holders. Our stock also includes some camp necessities, such as: Comfort Kits, Hat Cords, Khaki and Silk Handker chiefs, Collar Ornaments, Money Belts, and many other useful articles. Camp Hancock Souvenir Store 630 BROAD STREET. Our Motto: Popular Prices, Courteous Service. _ POSTOFFICE HINTS Perishable or fragile matter should be packed in strong con tair.crs (not ordinary pasteboard boxes, as such matter is subjected to , ough handling on railroads. Hundreds of letters, cards and packages are either delayed or fail entirely in delivery on account of incomplete address. Write your home folks to address your mail t> your company, regiment and par ticul'r branch of the tervice. Yutgoin . mails are closed at the c-. > post office tt 12, noon, and 11:30 p. m. Two dispatches dail;, including Sunday. Incoming mails are delivered to orderlies 8:30 a. m. and 5 p. m-, daily except Sunday. Sunday only, 10 a. m. No win dows are open on Sunday. Mail.*, are frequently delayed en route which sauses the delivery to be ve-y light at times. Page 7 i raMKSBMiHi yy ‘ Hr ffl S' NX/] I ffl w ER *’H f w rOj bh klp ‘jT wt I■! 1 m 111 ißi * Sf 1 I oxa.