one of the Emmet soldier boys, came home the other day from
over the sea and he said that a soldier that would compare this
past world war to hell should be forced to apologize to the
Devil. He said that it was worse than hell to stand in the
trenches hip deep in mud for days, then crawl out and fight
their way over the top and see their comrades blown into atoms
to free the whole world and give them democracy, then come home
and find themselves disfranchised. Some one asked him was he
going to scratch those amendments on the 24th. He
remarked, “Scratch them; that I will.” He said that the boys
would all scratch them to a man.
Riley Risden "Rid" Hinkle
Jan 26, 1892 - Aug 24, 1986
Reb R. Hinkle, son of S. A. Hinkle of Frost was here today en
route home from Camp Bowie where he was discharged yesterday.
Mr. Hinkle was with the 21st Machine Gun Battalion of the 7th
Division, and was on the firing line for thirty-two days and
escaped all injury.
Heard From Son
Simon Daniels received a letter today from his son, David. David
is in the 36th division and wrote that he was well. He wrote of
seeing the Gergory boy, the Highnote boy, and Smoky Roughton at
a distance but did not get to talk with any of them. David said
things were sure high in France. He said a good pie costs $3,
over sixty cents a slice and that cream puffs were sold for 15
Draft Demonstration for Blooming Grove Area
BOARD NO 2 MEN ARE HONORED
Big Demonstration Was Staged at Blooming Grove Saturday
Saturday evening at 2:30 o’clock the citizens of Blooming Grove
and community gave a big demonstration to commemorate the
departure of the men in the first draft that left for the
training camps at San Antonio. The demonstration was arranged
for the Exemption Board No. 2 composed of Mrs. Roger Loyd, J. L.
Cox and Dr. J. A. Wilkinson together with the Blooming Grove Red
Cross Society with Miss Byrd Roebuck as chairman.
Promptly at the hour stated the men in the first draft were
lined up in the main street of Blooming Grove where the
speakers, together with a large crowd were present to give their
last farewell to the new soldiers of the National army.
Hon. T. H. Jack and Capt. R. D. George, Sr., were speakers for
the occasion and both gentlemen made very impressive talks to
the new soldiers that brought much applause and showed much
The speeches made much impression on the new soldiers and there
is no doubt but that the advice given them will make them fight
harder than ever before for right and liberty.
Following the speeches Chairman Roger Loyd of the exemption
board presented each man with a $5 gold piece as gifts from the
business men of Blooming Grove, which showed a very thoughtful
and unselfish spirit of the patriotic citizens of this
prosperous and patriotic community. Mr. Loyd took it upon
himself to get the money for the men and had no trouble in
collecting the necessary amount required for the nine men of the
The demonstration lasted about one hour and was one that will be
long remembered by the drafter men, as well as the citizens of
Blooming Grove, and proved how well the drafted men stood in the
hearts of their many friends who on this occasion gave them a
Mr. Oscar C. Ingram, one of the drafted men, responded to the
speeches that were made in which he also showed the true
American patriotism, and in speaking in behalf of those men in
the first draft made a splendid response that brought cheers
from the big crowd.
Immediately after the program was completed Mr. Loyd together
with Mr. Cox and the drafted men came to Corsicana to join in
our demonstration given so successfully on the same day in honor
of the boys drafted from both districts, the total number of
which were eighteen.
The drafted men from district No. 2 are as follows: Lucian Guy
Rich, White’s Chapel; Walter Love, White’s Chapel; E. L. Brown,
Blooming Grove; Arthur Roberts, Frost; Carl D. Heather, Rice;
Wayne B. Frederick, Blooming Grove; Sojourner Woodward, Purdon;
O. C. Ingram, Blooming Grove; W. G. Johnson, Blooming Grove.
Navarro County National Guard called to Active Duty
TROOP F NOW U. S. SOLDIERS
Capt. Davis Outlines Duties and Deportment for His Men
At ten o’clock Sunday morning as per previous notice all members
of Troop F recruited in this city lined up on the east side of
South Beaton Street where they were formally notified by Captain
Davis that they were now United States soldiers and that in the
future they would be under the regulations of the United States
The roll call showed that all were present with one or two
exceptions, those absent having valid excuses. Captain Davis
explained to the troop that in accordance with a decree issued
by the president that at twelve o’clock Saturday night all
National Guards ceased to exist and that from that hour they
were regular United States soldiers, subject to the articles of
war, and that these articles would be read to the troop from day
to day. He told the boys that as long as they are gentlemen that
the guard house would have no terrors for them and admonished
them to be gentlemen and at all times be mindful of the wishes
of others and to always remember that the citizens of Corsicana
had treated them with every consideration, besides donating
liberally to their mess fund.
The members of Troop F., about sixty-seven in number who lived
out of town and would be fed and housed here were assigned
lodging and the feeding was turned over to Mess Sergeant Bowen.
Captain Davis told the men that mess would be served at seven,
twelve and six o’clock and that roll call would be at 7:45 each
morning, that daily drills would start at eight and continue
until 10:30, and that a school would be held each afternoon for
non-commissioned officers and that drill by the company would be
resumed each afternoon. Captain Davis also advised the boys to
get overalls pending the arrival of uniforms, for which
requisition has been made, and stated that it was not known when
the troop would be ordered to Fort Worth.
After those men who live out of the city had been assigned to
rooms the troop was dismissed for the day.
There was quite a crowd of citizens who witnessed the muster-in
and close attention was paid to the remarks made to the troop by
Following is the muster roll:
Capt. Charles A. Davis, 1st Lieut. William G. Kinsolving, 1nd
Lieut. Leland L. Leslie, 1st sergeant J. L. Walton, Supply
Sergeant Tom W. Ransom, Mess Sergeant John A. Bowen. Stable
Sergeant Felix DeLafosse.
Sergeants—Robert P. McClellan, Bunyon Mikell, James E. Tarver,
James M. Dyer, Jr., Henry A. Glenn.
Corporals—Ward Clopton, Douglas F. Jackson, Robert L. Harlee,
Otto P. Lowry, Hugh G. Sloan, Louis C. Molloy, John Sloan, Harry
Cooks—Joseph B. Boyd, Lawrence C. Hunt.
Horseshoers—Carl G. Ruth.
Saddler—Homer G. Watson.
Buglers—Edwin P. Bonner, Walter P. Wilson.
Privates, 1st Class—Percy D. Blackburn, Carl Q. Boucher, William
R. Burk, James T. Collier, John J. Garner, James Huitt, Charles
F. Irvine, William O. Jackson, William C. Langham, Claude M.
Liles, Louis M. Marshall, Robert G. Molloy, Beden Owen, Ray E.
Pressley, William A. Reese, Ed V. Sweatt, Troy H. Tarver, Lorin
P. Tilley, Roy F. Thompson, John A. Thompson, Jr.
Privates—Rufus Arp, Jack Armstrong, Claude R. Atkinson, Ira S.
Baley, Charley Bee, Jr., James D. Boucher, Arther A. Burleson,
Edward Bozek, Joseph E. Bradley, Claude Collins, Elbert G.
Crafton, Monroe L. Crawford, Walter J. Cross, Sam E. Ellis,
George G. Fleming, Azro Fortner, Jessie M. Garlington, Everett
S. Gentsch, Homer C. Gentsch, Chester Gilliam, Jack T. Gladney,
Jr., Oscar L. Gladney, Bethel Goodin, Edson E. Graham, Marion
Harliee, Ernest C. Hawkins, George S. Holloway, Percy F. Howell,
Amos Jackson, Lemuel McCord, Boyd McMillan, William M. Manning,
Jessie L. Mann, Fred Mabry, Bryan S. Miller, Raymond W. Morgan,
George P. Nordhausen, Ree A. Norred, Bufford H. Nutt, James S.
Olsen, Clinton F. Paschall, Thomas J. Price, William B. Ransom,
Wayne F. Reynolds, Robert D. Richards, Edwin Riddle, Marvin E.
Riley, Marcus L. Riley, Mammon K. Riley, Penn Rowe, Walter
Scruggs, Frank Seton, John D. Spencer, Edwin C. Staples, James
J. Stellman, Hugh B. Steward, Sam Stroder, Gordon L. Sutton,
Lile Swafford, Frank B. Taylor, Sam T. Taylor, Cazie N.
Thompson, Lee Wellons, Hubert M. Wigley, Melvin Wigley, Lewis E.
Williford, Earl V. Wilson, Edward H. Williams, Luther H. York,
Fred S. York.