G E T T I N G T O B E
W e N o w H a v e
4 Rattles to Our Credit.
P u b l i s h e d i n t h e F i e l d b y the N e w Y o r k D i v i s i o n
" P O S T T O A S T I E S "
Are Now Being Eaten at
H e a d q u a r t e r s M e s s
" I t Pays to Advert ise"
T H I N K IT OVER!
O L . l . - N O . 4 H I D A L G O C O U N T Y , T E X A S , S E P T E M B E R 13,1916, 8 P A G E S P R I C E F I V E CENTS
FORM SERVICE CLUB
P l a n s o f Organizat ion D i s -
c u s s e d at L e n g t h - M a n y
O f f i c e r s E l e c t e d
NO TREASURER ON 201ST. BALLOT
A new service club has been orgauiz
ed at McAllen by tbe war correspon'
dents'representing the great New York
dailies, on duty with the Division at
one time or another since its mobliza-
tion. It .was first intended to make i t
a secret society, but this proposition i
met with no .support, a yachc club wa^
then suggested as a compromise. This J
idea met with some favor, and the com- i
mittee appointed to procure a suitable j
vessel saw Commodore Vapderbilt of i
the N . Y . Yacht "Club. He informed j
them, however, that his yacht, the i
North Star, had been taken by the
Brit ish government at the beginning of <
the European war, anfl he had not seen
it since, hence he was unable to give
them the boat. The committee then
made inquiry as to the feasibility of
procuring tbe Dopey Isaac, of Spanish
War fame, but this idea was later
abandoned as impracticable, owing to
the fact that the publicity which would
neccessarily accrue to the owner, should !
he make the gift, would be very dis-
tasteful to him.
A t the last meeting i t was decided to
make the club a purely social organi
zation " i n B O far as that may be com
| § DISAPPEARING
M e n S e n t t o B a s e H o s p i t a l
a t S a n A n t o n i o R e t u r n -
i n g C u r e d
NO NEW CASES~Tn TWO DAYS.
During the past three weeks upward
of eighty soldiers of the N . Y . Division
have been taken i l l with paratyphoid
fever. Owing to the fact that the Camp
Hospital at McAllen was not entirely
completed, many of these cases were
sent to the Base Hospital at San Anto-
The first cases of the disease were
discovered i n the 14th Infantry at Mis -
sion and later cases appeared in the 2nd
and 69tb Infantry.Sporadic cases broke
out in the 1st Cavalry, Squadron A , Cav
airy, and 12th Infantry at McAllen,
•also the 3rd Infantry at Pharr.
A field labratory was established at
McAl len where blood tests were made
of a l l suspected cases, thus permitting
a prompt diagnosis and segregation of
the positive cases.
Paratyphoid fever is an intestinal dis-
ease formerly included, because
of our incomplete knowledge, in the
'typhoid fever group; hence its name.
It is, however, f>ow definitely known to
be a much milder affection,, shorter in
duration, much loss fatal , and so far
never- observed i n the wide epidemics patible with the ordinary procurement
so typical of true typhoid. I t usually o f news."
" occurs in small groups of cases. The clubs emblem is a cold boiled
lobster rampant, somewhat resembling
a raw scorpion* except as to color. It
is understood the motto is: " Y o u can't
keep us out . "
The exterior design of "the club house
resembles to some extent the Park Bow
entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, while
the interior decorations follow those of
the Press Club—to the extent' that
newspapers from Brownsville, San
Benito, Mission, Hidalgo and other
cities are found in the reading room.
The charter members are: William
Preston Beazell, World, president;
Deltus M . Edwards, Herald, president;
E a r l J . Hadley, Sun, president; W. A .
Davenport, American, president; Rob-
ert Lee Lewis; chairman of the board;
Carl Dickey,, Times, chairman of th
board; Martin Green, Evening World,
chairman of the board; Captain Robert
B . K i d d , Journal, asst. president, Isaac
Russell, . M a i l , asst. president, R. H.
Bohde, Tribune, asst. chairman of
board; F . H . Price, jr. , Telegraph, non-
resident chairman of the board.
The secretaries are as follows: W
B. Bae, Times; W. S. Gi l l , American
Tracey H . Lewis, Telegraph, M . P.
Goodfellow, Brooklyn Times, H , G. Tel-
ford, Sun; P . A . Tierney, Albany
Times-Union, G. E . Longhery, Ameri-
can; H . J . Kl ine , Globe; B. D. Why
tock, World; H . C. Bate, jr., Press; P.
W. Ward, RIO Grande RATTLER; W. L .
Thompson, Associated Press; Jerome L .
Smith, Albany Knickerbocker Press;
W. E . Sogers, Brooklyn Eagle; A . L .
Drew, Press; E . N . Jackson, American
Press Association; C. G. Milham,
Brooklyn Eagle; G. S. Wheat, Herald-
News; John Rogan, Brooklyn Citizen;
Leander Gale, Brooklyn Standard Un-
ion; J . W. Curley, Times; H . P . Jarvis,
Buffalo "Courier; E . Von Wening,
Brooklyn Eagle; John Melicit, Ameri-
can; W. -McCormick, Times; J . U .
Smith, American; J . C. Butcher, Times;
I. Moritz, McAllen, (Tex.) Monitor. M .
L . Deutsch, American! C. G. Jordan,
The members have found i t impos-
sible to agree upon a treasurer.
There are no associate members.
PACK TRAIN NO. 19
OFJ. S. ARMY
Pack Master R. L . Evans
Rapidly Organizes the Newly
READY FOR SERVICE WITH N. Y. D.
Practically a l l our large American ci-
ties have a certain number of cases of
\ paratyphoid every year. The unfami-
l iar i ty of the disease to the general
, 'public in spite of this is the surest cv i -
-; dehce ot its comparitively slight impor-
tance. I t is not negligible but should bo
easy to control, and should not cause
any seridus amount of illness, much
.The medical officers of the Division
while keenly alive to tbe importance of
keeping the disease under constant sup-
ervision ,at no time displayed any fear
of a wide spread epidemic owing to the
cleanliness of the camps and excellent
physical condition of the men.
The. importance of this outbreak
due to tho highly infectious nature of
tho disease and the fact that although
mild i n character there is always a like-
• lybood that such a number of cases
• -might develop as to seriously effect the
efficiency of the entire organization for
some time to come.
The organiation of tbe Medical De-
partment of the Division for the hand-,
l ing of the outbreak was divided into
three sections a l l of which acted
through the Division Surgeon L t . CoL
W m . S. Terriberry.
The first comprised the investigation
and inspection of all suspected locali-
ties and persons. The second, the lab-
ratory work which made all necessary
examinations and supervised tbe prep-
aration of charts and maps of suspected
The third or administrative section
had charge of all reccommendations, or-
ders and regulations.
The chemical aspect of the fever was
cared for by the medical officers at-
tached to the camp hospital who kept
careful records and histories of a l l
cases under their charge.
The Division Medical Officers be-
lieve that this is the first opportunity
afforded in this country to study the
disease on a large rscalc, and their re
port wi l l be received in scientific cir
-eles with much interest.
Brigadier-General Williajn Wilson,
Commanding 3rd N.Y. My. Brigade, N. G., U. S.
HEALTH OF DIVISION
T h e M o n t h of A u g u s t Fur
nishes Very Interesting
S t a t i s t i c s
AVERAGE RATE OF 11-2 PER CENT
OUR H O N O R R O L L .
Yearly subscriptions in the order re-
' Ma.> Cornelius Vanderbilt, Div. Staff.
M a j . S. P . Corbett, Corps of Engi-
Lieut. Leo P . Knust, 7th Infantry.
Capt. Edward P . Dillon, 60th Inf.
Col- George Albert Wingate, 2nd
Fie ld /Arti l lery.
•Maj. George E . Roosevelt, 12th Inf.
Capt. Charles E . Fiske, 1st Calvery.
Lieut. Hamilton H . Barnes, 1st Cav.
M a j , Scott Button, 2nd Infantry.
Lieut . Col Henry S. Sternberger, Div '
•Q. M . '
Capt. Guy Bates, Engineers.
F I E L D D A Y .
A t a meeting of the representatives
of al l the units of the Division now
on the border, held at Division Head-
quarters yesterday, it was decided to
hold a field and frontier day on the
parade ground south of Headquarters
on Saturday, September s80,;1916.
The exhibition wi l l inelude bronco
busting, roping contests, rough riding,
polo., horse, mule and bronco races, ex-
hibition drills, and field events. r~-
- Buckskin R e d " of our Pack Train
challenged any cowboy in Texas to
ipete* against him in riding wild
jes and mules.
'iirtker information relating to the
•ieSj etc., wi l l he .famished on np-
ation to Sergt. M . A . Hart, D iv i -
Ia a previous issue we published the
statistics of the general health of the
N . Y . Division from the middle of July
until the middle of August, and were
pleased to note that the rate was but a
fraction over two percent. We now
publish the figures from August 1 to
August 31, which shows that the aver-
age was .0152, or fifteen sick to every
1,000 in the Division ,hardly more than
would be i l l in that number i f at home.
This includes all men suffering from
cuts, bruises, kicks, etc. The table
STATISTICS—Daily Sick Rate
It is Now a Regiment and in
C o m m a n d o f L t . C o l .
TITLE 1ST NEW YORK ENGINEERS