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In order to piece out finanelh
and her Aunt Harriet take K. Le
roomer., Sidney, aged eighteen, an
childh4 sweethearts, have agree(
but the girl's promise wavers on b
and after Aunt Harriet opens a
decides to become a trained nurl
Wilson, across the street, for intim
surgeon, to get her into the hospiel
the plot .to unroll; the mystery to d
CHAPTER li.-(.ontinued.
-3
Only a week-and love was one of
the things he had to give up, with
-others. Not, of course, that he was in
love with Sidney then. But he had
been desperately lonely, and, for all
ilier practical clearheadedness, she was
softly and appealingly feminine. By
'way of keeping his head, he talked sud
-denly and earnestly of Mrs. McKee,
4and food, and Tillie, and of Mr. Wag
ner and the pencil pad.
"It's like a game," he said. "We
-disagree on everything, especially Mex
*ico. If you ever tried to spell those
Mexican names-"
"Why did you think I was en
gaged ?" she insisted.
Now, in K.'s walk of life-that walk
-of life where there are no toothpicks
young girls did not receive the atten
tion of one young man to the exclusion
-of others unless they were engaged.
But lie could hardly say that.
"Oh, I don't know. Those things get
in the air."
"It's Johnny Rosenfeld," said Sid
aiey, with deelslon. "It's horrible, the
way things get about. Because Joe
sent me a box of roses- As a matter
-of fact, I'm not engaged, or going to
be, Mr. Le Moyne. I'm going into a
hospital to be a nurse."
Le Moyne said nothing. For just a
momnent he closed his eyes. A man is
In rather a bad way when, every time
lie closes his eyes, he sees the same
thing, especially if it is rather terrible.
Wh'ien it gets to a point where he lies
awake at night and reads, for fear of
-closing them
"You're too young, aren't you?"
"Doctor 10d-one of the Wilsons
across the Street-is going to help me
about that. His brother Max is a big
surgeon there. I expect you've heard
of hini. We're very proud of him in
the Street."
* * * * . * .
Lucky for K. Le Moyne that the
moon no longer shone on the low, gray
<doorstep, that Sidney's mind had trav
eled far away to shining floorg and
rows of white beds. "Life-in the
raw," Doctor Id had said that other
afternioon. Closer to her thanii the lhos
jpital was life in the raw that night.
So, even here, on this quiet street in
this distant ci- v, there was to be no
peace. Max \Vilson just across the
wvay ! It-it was ironic. WVas there no
place where a nman could lose hinmself?
ie wouldl have to move on again, of
course.
But that, it seemed, was just what
hie ('(ubll not do. For:
"I want to ask you something, and
I hope you'll be qluite frank," saidl SId
necy.
"Anything that I can do-"
"it's t his. If you are comfortable,
amd-and like the room and ali that, I
" Why , DiIo hn a nae?
She nsited
*WhDepedae Yo Thnkt sngag ?
"B S-orhe mynsing;'re.l
itstea you'dsa. Sher manage?
Y oul eethpatilythno money din
penurbi eronin." u nth oue
Itv woul ughl be hasie. Afiedo
Dene, ahrbtle Lorena, stuong tb
marr-forgie mypl akng I'marelyu
-Ih'lv ntersedc ne our mher man.g..
EWMY
VAM MA ,1 RPTeI AT
if needs, Sidney Page, her mother
Ioyne, a strange young man, as a
d Joe Drunnond, aged twenty-one,
I to marry "ifter years and years,"
otter acquaintance with the roomer
Iressmaking shop downtown. She
e and goes to her friend, Dr. E d
nee with his brother Max, brilliant
al. Things noiv begin to happen
eepen.
makes. She'd like to have the parlor
and sitting room behind. They wouldn't
interfere with you at all," she added
hastily. "Christine's father would
build a little balcony on the side for
them, a sort of porch, and they'd sit
there in the evenings."
Behind Sidney's carefully practical
tone the man read appeal. Never be
fore had he realized how narroNi the
girl's world had been. The Street,
with but one dimension bounded it!
In her perplexity she was appealing to
him who was practically a stranger.
And he knew then that he must do
the thing she asked. le, who had fled
so long, could roam no more. Here
on the Street, with its menace just
across, he must live, that she might
work. In his world men had worked
that women might live in certain
places, certain ways. This girl was
going out to earn her living, and he
would stay to make it possible. But
no hint of all this was in his voice.
"I shall stay, of course," he said
gravely. "I-this is the nearest thing
to home that I've known for a long
time. I want you to know that."
"You are very good to me," said Sid
ne0y.
When she rose, K. Le Moyne sprang
to his feet.
Anna had noticed that he always
rose when she entered his 'oom--with
fresh towels on Katie's day out, for in)
stance-and she liked him for it. Years
ago the amen she had known had shown
this courtesy to their women ; but the
Street regarded such things as affecta
tion.
"I wonder if you would do me an
other favor? I'm afraid you'll take to
avoiding me, if I keep on."
"I don't think you need fear that.'
"This stupid story about Joe Drum
mond-I'm not saying I'll never marry
him, but I'm certAinly not engaged.
Now and then, when you are taking
your evening walks, if you would ask
me to walk with you--"
K. looked rather dazed.
"I can't.imagine anything pleasant
or; but I wish you'd explain just
how--"
Sidney snmileLd at him. As he stood
ani the lowest step their eyes wiere
almost level.
"If I walk with you they'll knowv I'm
not engagedl to Joe," she saidl, with en
gaging directness.
T1he house was quiet, Hie waited in
(lhe lower ball until she had reachiedl
the toip of the staircase. For sonme curl
ouis reason, in the timue to come, thait
was the way Sidney always remem.
l'ered K. Le Moyne-staniding in thme
little hail, one ha~nd upsretchledi to
s!it off the gas overhead, and his eyes
on hers above.
"Good night," said K. Le' Moymne.
And all the things he hadL~ put out of
his life were in his voice.
CHAPTER IV.
On the morning after Sidney had in
vited K. Le Moyne to take her to walk,
Max Wilson came down to breakfast
rather late. Doctor Ed had breakfast
ed( an hour before, and hmad already
attendled, with much profanity on the
part of the patient, to a boil on the
b~ack of Mr. Rosenfeld's neck.
"Better change your laundry," cheer
fully advised Doctor Ed, cuttin1g a strip
of adhelIsive plaster. "Your neck's I rri
tat Ied fromm your wvhite collars."
RosenZfeldi eyed hlim sus'ciouly,
but,1 pmossssing a sense of humuar also,
lie grinnaed.
"It ain't my everyday things that
bmother' tme," hc replie~d. "It's may
bhmkmiety-lnk dIress suilt. But if a
man1 wan~t's to be tony--"
Mr. Rosenfelid buttoned up the bmlue
lhtnnel shirt whuich, with a pair of D)oe
Ior' Ed's cast -oft' trousers, was his only
wear!, anid fished ini hs pocket.
"How mouch, D)oc?"
"Twuuo dollar1s," said Doctor Ed brisk
ly.
"11oly cats I For one Jab of a knife I
My old woman works a day and1( a
half' for two dollars."
"I guess it's worth twvo dlilars to
you to b~e able to sleep on your' ba k."
lie was imperturbably straigtenin g
hIs small glass table, lie kniew Rtosen
feld. "if you don't like imy price, I'll
lend you the knife next time, and you
cani let your wife attend to you."
Rosenfeld drew out a silver dlollar,
and followedl it reluctantly with a limp
and dejected dollar bill.
"There's times," he said, "when, if
you'd put me and the missus and a
knife in the same room, you wvouldn't
have much left but the knife."
Doctor Ed waited until he had made
his stiff-necked exit. Then he took the
two dollars, and. putting the moonev
Into an envelope, indorsed it in lis
illegible hand. He heard his brother's
step on the stairs, and Doctor Ed made
l'aste to put away the last vestige of
his little operation. Ed's lapses frc a
surgical cleanliness were a sore trial
to the younger man, fresh from the
clinics of Europe. In his downtown of
flce, to which he would presently make
his leisurely progress, he wore a white
coat, and sterilized things of which
Doctor Ed did not even know the
names.
Max paused at the ofllce door.
"At it already," he said. "Or have
you been to bed?"
"It's after nine," protested Ed mild
ly. "If I don't start early, I never get
through."
Alax yawne-1.
"Better come with me," he said. "If
things go on as they've been doing, I'll
have to have an assistant. I'd rather
have . you than anybody, of course."
He put his lithe surgeon's hand on his
brother's shoulder. "Where would I
be if it hadn't been for you? All the
fellows know what you've done."
In spite of himself, Ed winced. It
was one thing to work hard that there
might be one success instead of two
half successes. It was a different thing
to advertise one's inferiority to the
world. His sphere of the Street and
the neighborhood was his own. To
give it all up and become his younger
brother's assistant-even if it meant,
as it would, better hours and inore
money-would be to sum1)Ierge his
ideutity. He could not bring himself
to do it.
"I guess I'll stay where I am," he
said. "They know ine around here,
and I know them. By the way, will
you leave this envelope at Mrs. Mc
Kee's? Maggie Rosenfeld is froning
there today. It's for her."
Max took the envelope absently.
"You'll go on here to the end of your
days, working for a pittance," he ob
lected. "Inside of ten years there'll
be no general practitioners; then
where will you be?"
"I'll manage somehow," said the
brother placidly. "I guess there will
always be a few that can pay my prlces
better than what you speelallsts ask."
Max laughed with genuine amuse
ment.
"I dare say, if this is the way you
let them'pay your prices."
le held out the envelope, and the
older man colored.
* * * * * * *
Very proud of Doctor Max was his
brother, unselfishly proud, of his skill,
of his handsome person, of his easy
good manners; very humble, too, of his
own knowledge and exp)erience. If he
ever suspected any lack of finer fiber
inl Max, lie put the thought away.
Probably lie wis too rigid himself.
Max was young, a hard worker. He
had a right to play hard.
He prepared his black bag for the
day'S Cal is--Stethoscopie, th erIometer,
eye-cup, bandages, case of small vials,
a luinu of absorbent cotton in a not
everfresh towel; in the bottom, a het
erogeneous collection of instruments, a
roll of adhesive plaster, a bottle or
two of sugar-of-milk tablets for the
children, a dog collar that had be
longed to a dead collie, and had got
in the bag in some curious fashion and
there renained(l.
He preparedl the bag a little nerv'
ously, while Max ate. He felt that
miodern methods and the best usage
might not have approvedl of the bag.
On his way out he Ipaused at the din
ing-rooma door.
"Are you going to the hospital?"
"Opera ting at four--wish you could
coil in."
"I'm afraid not, Maix. I've promuised
Sid~ney I'age to spetak about her to
you. She wants to cnter t he training
school."
"Ti(oo young," sid 'Max brietly.
"Whiy, she can't he o'er sixteen."
"WVell, even eight e'en. Do you think
any girl of that age is respon~sibule
enioughi to have life and (death put la
her haniids? Besides, althbough I hav'en't
noticed heir lately, she used to be a
pretty little thing. There is no use
filling up the wards with a lot of
ornaments; it keeps the iuternes all
stewed up."
"Since when," asked Doctor Ed mild
13', "have you found good looks in a
girl a handieap?"
In the end they compromised. Max
wo'uld see Sidlney at is ufilce. It
woiuld. be bett er t ham having heri run
ac(ro'ss the Street-would put things
on the right footinag. l-'or, If he diI
havt' her admilitte'rl, she wouild have to
le'ia at once that he was no longer
"D~octor Max ;" tlhat, as a matter of'
fact, lie was now staff, and entit ledi
to mut'h dlignity, to speech withouit con
l'.adi('tionl or ar'gumienit, to cleYian toJw
ela, anid a dleftrential interne at his
elb ow.
* * * * * * *
Down te cle'an s teps) went Doctor
Max that muorninug, a big man, aluost
ais tall as K. Le' Moiyne, eager of life,
st rong andit a bit reckless, not fine,;pri
hapsa, but not evil. lie hadi fte sao
zest of living as Sidney, b~ut with this
diiference-the, girl stoodl ready to give
herself to lift: lhe knew taint life would
comae to hima. All-dcomi ntting mtale was
Doctor Max, as lie steppetd inito lis car'
and made his waiy to his omlie. Ihere
were people who b~elleve'd in himn, fi'om
the middle-aged nurse in her prim uni
form to flhe row of patients sitting
stifily around the walls of theo waiting
room. Doctor Max drew a long bre'athI.
This was the real thiing--wor'k and
plenty of it, a chance to show the other
men what lhe couldi do, a battle to
win! No hiumanitarian was hit, but a
fighter-each tiay lhe came to his oflice
with the same battle lust.
Tfhe ofice nurse had her back to him.
WVhen shet turned, lie faced ain agree
able ilnrise. lined of Miss Mimn.
son, he faced a young o. id attra,.tiv
girl, faintly familiar.
"We tried to get you by telephone,"
she explained. "I am from the hos
Pital. Miss Simpson's father died this
morning, and site knew you would
have to have someone. I was Just
starting for my vacation, so they sent
me."
"Itather a poor substitute for a va
vation." he conmiented.
She was a very pretty girl. le had
seen her before in the hospital, but lie
had never really noticed how attrac
tive she was. Rather stunning she
was, ie thought. The combination of
yellow hair and (lark eyes wais unusual.
Ile remembered, just in time, to ex
press regret at Miss Simpson's be
reaveinent.
"I am Miss Harrisoa," explained the
substitute, anli held out his long white
coat. The ceremony, purely perfunc
tory wil h Miss Simpson on duty, proved
interesting, Miss Harrison, in spite of
her high heels, being small and the
young surgeon tall. When he was final
ly in tl'e coat, she was rather flushed
and palpitating.
"But I knew your name, of course,"
lied Doctor Max. "And-PIm sorry
about the vacation."
After that came work. Miss lar
rison was nimble and alert, but the sur
geon worked quickly and with few
words, was impatient when she could
el-e
He Faced a Young and Attractive Girl,
not find the things he called for, even1
broke Into i'estrained profanity now
and then. Shte went at little pale over
hler mistakes, but preserved her dig.
nity and her wits. Now and then hie
found hier dark eyes fixed on himi, with
somnething Inscrutable but pleasing in
their depthis. The situation wa-is rather
piquant.
Once, during the cleaning up be
tween cases, hie dropped to at person
aly. e ws ryig hs hnd, whil
she placed ~~~~f.hyseiie ntu
e F ae a bYondg antriv Grl.
anokd tien Shyou." ltte u o
"Mty mot(1her wits No Sandard." She
doid hot dook eysfxep.hiwt
ther hTe M situaon was rnathe
Onbe, dfcumringth thheann mornbng
twn ces, heav doed to Haprsons
aly h1els bwa drin lusy aon the
sted floor. it frsthe stilin othr
starhtd onreglss tae.udwsesn
"all aorie almost frinte Mien
hehad ime 1t noie t, i amused~~ bhil
lta he did a0 flonde Stanoyingir.h
Once,(' like paseo hmu."souy
"Myr ther ges a Smaied" nohe
dids not look up.a o i;iihee
SidneyeMs po was In therom
There hadf been noiai tedoum I' teiorn-ti
i' ait-ing Lik lls isagiatiepe'
le sheor had the t f draatzing her
sea(lf (Shewssen theselfd int white1
Itom hl ie to nooi t, It tselItent
tittueng i wmno came nw atllynd the
Oncetah e waitig-ro d dioor. itor
ovSher foner Msalsaison into the
eyns.utngs poln. Door ax--itolighte
Siey no'-so in ths wit oic.
There dkee, drohaedi thmeetit,
hldg' ouatng ik log linmauite peo
gen'sh hind the gmif downhr atin her
self.oShe as foreeing efiwto
keawyfrom D f oliethis eMax--n
yongL Mvond slae tow youd the
tot u atof hea Queti.
Daddy-"Jeilant, wif Ie ylo no."
Shepont bo~ ecom Msa so-in-latto tdo
counsuting heO ill boto wilato orkIli
glvnndpottedou?" o Jeaxtte--"Oh,
dadv, but. can htewhe hsemot ha d m
nevei todno-ting but thinkWi o me ll
gHub-Thet~ atdoctor ays othatt if a'
keepao reakn doyo thinkac afte
moey IMshyne ha foreekn atfory
fep a W fe"Nr Doctor dearb
dot ie Le Moynlbeabm to y or
t.-B soe Trnfe rook?
REGIMENT PAID OFF
AND MUSTERED OUT
COMPANIES DEPART FROM CAMP
MOORE FOR THEIR HOME
STATIONS.
ARE WELCOMED AT HOMES
Celebrations Were Held in Many
Towns When Boys Reached Home.
-MaJ. Watson and Capt. Workman
Resign First Regiment.
More than $42,000 was disbursed
in the process of paying off the First
South Carolina infantry, preliminary
to its muster out of the federal ser
vice and the departure of the several
companies for their home stations;
but not one cent did any of the cap
tains draw, because the company com
nanders are liable on their bonds for
every item of government property
issued to their men and as yet no ae
counting has been had in respect of
this liability. 1Nvery officer and man
with the exception of the captains was
paid for :16 days of service, the individ
ual payments ranging upward from
the $18 allowed a private. Some of
the men had deductions for flnes.
It was 5 o'clock in the morning when
the pay squad left Columbia for Cam p
Moore, bearing the currency. and by
11 o'clock the regiment had been paid
off. The strength was 1.068 officers
and men. The paying off was done
by a party composed of Maj. Glen. the
canip oun rterm aster; Capt. Seybt,
commanding the supply company;
Licut. Watson, U. S. A., of Fort Ogle
thorpe and Hal Kohn of Columbia, first
sergeant, quartermaster corps.
Near-Spanish Acquired.
"Bearded like the pard." the men
wore not. for the face foliage many
-f #hn"% - , eted during the training
period had in most cases been shaved
tway; but numbers of them did re
turn from the border "full or strange
oaths." mostly of near-Snanvith and in
nocuous though mouth-filling and
"-onorous. They were happy at reepiv.
ing their "dinero" and many coIn
mented on the fact that it came most
lv in hills, whereas at the frontier
they were paid in gold and silver.
After a training period at Camp
'Moore and three months' horder duty,
the First regiment was mustered out
of the federal service. The companie*
left by special trains for their hom(
stations.
Are Welcomed at Homes.
Celebrations for the returning troops
were held in several towns of the
state.
The movement of the troops was
handled by R. B. Pegram of Charles
ton, genera-l agent of the Southern
railway. who was designated for duty
at Camp Moore by the war depart
men t when the National Guard was
called out last June.
No information has been received
at the governuor's office as to wheni
the Second regiment will lbe returnedl
from 1El Paso.
The farewvell addresses were de
livered b~y the officials from the stand
'-ear Ih F' lirst regiment camp.
Ccl. Plythe introduced Sinyor Grif
fit h .of (o' bi :1li . Min'or Cr1i I
praised -the men for t hcir' excellent
record on thle bordeo- anud said that it
was a pleasure for the citizens of Co
inn'hin tn entertain them.
Cov. Manning was tnt roduced by
I(col. 11kthe as "the man responsible
for bringing you back to South ('arc
lina." Gov. Manning said that the
spilendid record made by the regiment
en the Mexican border would live long
in the memory of South Carolinians.
ConservIng Their Jobs.
"Your state." said Gov. Mlanning,
recognizes your worth and welcomes
you back within her borders wilth
wideC open arms. I hope that every
man in the regiment wvihi find his old
pcsit ion openl to him when lhe returns
home. If you find that you have lost
ycur- positions, any of you. I want you
to communicate willh me as sooni as
possible and I will use every power of
my office to help y'ou.
"As I look into your' faces, bronzedl
and hardened by the sun. and as I
cnze on yourii physical pnrfeet ness, I
ami const ra inied to iniik th at yourI ex
per-ienc(e, although th ere wvas much
ha rdshi Ip to- lie borne. has be'en thle
means of broadening you and that you
will be better- equipped b)y the exper
lence. When you go~ to your homes
you will lie better men, you will have
a broader vision of the meaninag of
Americenn i tizenship, you will be bet
ter eqluipped to follow the daily lines
of your avc-nt ions and you wviil e of
more value to your- employers. And
you should feel as much pride in
CHAPLAIN EXPIRES
iN BASE HOSPITAL.
Capt. Jeter of First South Carolina
Infantry Dies at San Antonio.
Capt. 11. C. Jeter, chaplain of the
First South Carolina infantry, (lied
Nov. 30 in the base hospital at San
Antonio, according to advices received
by Col. 10. M. Blythe at Camp Moore,
near Columbia. Capt. Joter had been
ill for some weeks and the regiment
most regretfully left him behind when
it returned from the border. The In
terment wim ba e atFlre..- Aa.
yourselves as South Carolina feelh $t
you.##
Gov. Manning described his efforts
to secure an order for early- removal
to the border. The troops were called
to -the colors, lie said, in Jtne and
there seemed to be some delay about
an order for the movement -to the
border. Gov. Manning said that he
sent a personal representative to
Washington to secure the movement
of the troops. The, representative
came back -to Columbia akid the order
was issued in a very few days.
Other Units Come Soon.
The governor intimated that the
Second regiment, the Charleston Light
Dragoons, the field hospital and the
company of engineers would be or
dere dback to the state before very
long.
Col. Blythe told his men good-bye
and praised them for their devotion to
their country and their state. "I am
proud of you," he said, "It was loy
alty, not given because of money, but
because of your patriotism..' Col.
Blythe. reviewing his associatiomb,
with the men and officers aa their
commanding officer, said that he had
always tried to "give every man a
square deal." The men gave three
cheers for Col. Blythe at the conclu
sion of his address.
Two Quit First Regimentt.
Major Richard P. Watson, con
nianding the First batallion. First in
fantry, and Capt. W. D. Workman,
commanding Company A of the same
regiment, have resigned their com
missions, pleading pressure of private
Concerns. Both served with signal
credit to themPelves in the recent tour
Of duty at Camp Moore and on the
border.
The resignations were indorsed by
the adjutant general through the gov.
ernor to the war department. Several
other officers, it is said, may quit the
service. in order to make up lost time
in their personal businesses. Many
suffered considerab!e hardships by
reason of being so long away from
their private interests, which in sev
eral cases were of such a nature as
not to be susceptible of efficient
hasndling by substitutes.
Alajor Watson had been 16 vears in
the service, (apt. Workman 11 years.
Both are members of the Greenville
bar and both are married men.
CaPt. W. L. Hart, U. S. A., medical
department, who has been assisting
in the mustering out of the First
South Carolina infantry, has been or
dered to Blanco, Texas. He entered
Mexico with the punitive expe(ition
commandcledi by Gen. Pershing and
was until recently stationed at Nami
quipa, about 160 miles below the
Rio (rande, with Field Hospital No.
17. Capt. liart is a son of C. W. S.
lhart of York. 0. Frank Hart of Co.
lumbia is his brother. Another
brother is Lieut. Joseph Hart of' the
First regiment 11supply company. Capt.
Hart has had several tours of serv.
ice abroad, Including a long period
in the Philippines.
The supply company, commanded
by Capt. Wyatt E. Sebyt of Greenville,
Inished picking up loose ends at Camn
Moore, who was mustered out of the
federal service and departed for its
home station. Greenville. No units of
the First regiment remain at the camp.
L-ight Dragoons Patrol Border. ~
The Charleston Light Dragoons, of
whommorethan a dozen are Com
- 'ians, spent Thanksgiving (day patrol
ing the international boundary in the
v'iciniity of Anapra, N. M., and though
the troops wvas under order to return
Rn 10l Paso D~ecemnber I, none of the
South Carolina cavalrymien know as
yet. wh~ether- they will spend Christ
muas at home or at the frontier. Re-b
"ently the patrol duty has beeni light
eRned, butt this relief was c'ompensatedl
by ani incr'ease in guard duty about
ampnil. Several times the sentiesc: have
iiredl upon prowlers, probaliy smug
gler's. "When we first came here," a
member of the troo) writes, "we were
content to waste our' ammunition on
jack rabbits, cotton tails and Califor
nia quail. As the (lays rolled by sev
eral .22 rifles and a shot-gun or so
were acquired and our hopes strentch
ed out until some of us brought in~
ducks and cloves; finally, one dlay,
lDens Boykcin and Mc(1owan Holmes
killed a coyote and now wve are hunt
ing for miountain lions and wildcats."
"Today is the rawest day we have
had, thle t hermonmterx now registering
below freezinig 1)1oit. It turned cold
after~ a drizzling rain last night when
I was on guard ; t he mountains around
us-thie Franklin range to the eat
the Sierra Madre to the south and thie
Organ mountains to the north -are
covered wvith snow; the Rilo (rande
between 11 us ad the Franklins is
fringed wvith ice. We also had a cold
snapil ablout a w"eek ago, but it was .
nothing to what we are going through'
now. Luckily we have small stoves
in our tents and by bearding a slow
freight that passes each mnorniing
shortly after reveille, we manage to
pitch off some coal ; our woodh is sent
to us from 101l Paso, as there is noth
ng here easily available except a dis
carded crosstie from lime to time.
When the mobilization order of June
19 was pubihlishe~d, Mr. Jeter resigned
his Aiken pastorate, sent his wife to
the old home in Alabama and reported
for service. ie worked hard during
the period of preparation at Camp
Moore and afterward at the frontier,
buit recently his health broke clown
fr'om a c'omplication of troubles and
for some weeks preceding his death
ho was in the hospital. Ills is the only
death in the commissioned personnel
since the regiment was mobilized.
One of Capt. Jeter's four children Is
In the United States Navy,
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