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. A Little Boy's Trouble.
I thought when I'd learned ray letters
That all my troubles were done;
But I find myself much mistakeu?
They only nave Just begun.
Learning to read was awful,
But nothing like learning to write;
I'd be sorry to have you tell it,
But my copy-book Is a sight.
The ink gets over my fingers;
The pen cuts all sorts of shines,
And won't do atall as I bid it;
The letters won't stay on the lines,
But go up aud down and all over,
As though tbey were dancing a jig,
Th?v are there in all shapes and slzi-s.
Medium, little and big."
There'd be some comfort In learning
If one can get through; instead
Of that, there are books awaiting
Quite enough to craze my bead.
There's the multiplication table
And grammar, and?oh, dear me!
There's no good place for stopping,
f- . - When one has begun, I see.
f My teacher says, little by lltilo
To the mountain top we climb;
?r . It isn't all done in a minute
But only a step at a time.
She says that all the scholars,
All the wise and learned men,
Had each to begin as I do;
If that's so?where'B my pen ?
Massacred by Miles.
the indian narrative of tiie
slaughter at wounded knee.
Turning Hawk and American Horse
Tells a Touching, Terrible Story
of the Savage Butchery of Women.
Girls, Boys and BableN by the Soljk.
JfL Washington, Feb. 11.?The Sioux
Indian conference was concluded today
and the Indians will start for
home to-morrow or on Friday, going
by way of Philadelphia and Carlisle.
I The feature of to-day's meeting was
the story of the tight at Wounded
Knee, whicn was toiu oy lurnmg
Hawk and American Horse. In beginning
his story Turning Hawk described
in picturesque language how
"a oertain falsehood," the Messiah
... erase and ghost dance, came to his
agency from the west, and how, after
a time, hearing of the approach of sol
diers and frightened because of it, the
i Indians fled into the Bad Land, and
how they were induced to return by
Turning Hawk then continued :
"When our people, who had been
frightened away, were returning to
Pine Ridge, and when they had almost
reached the agency, they were
met by soldiers and surrounded and finally
taken to Wounded Knee Creek,
and there at a given time their guns
were demanded, and when they had
delivered them up the men were sepa
rated from their families, from their
tepees and taken to a certain spot,
their guns having been given up.
14Whan fh? trims were thus takeD.
Jjft" SMV O
and the men thus separated there was
r- a crazy man, a young man of very bad
influence, and in fact nobody, among a
bunch of Indians, fired his gun, and
of course the firing of the gun must
have been the breaking of a military
rule of some sort, because immediately
i the soldiers returned the fire, and an
| indiscriminate killing followed."
fc The commissioner here interrupted i
P to ask: "Did the man fire at the solI
diers, or did he simply shoot in the
j Spotted Horse: "He shot an officer
in the army. The first shot killed this
Bp-' officer. I was a voluntary scout at
( that encounter, and I had just asserted
I that I saw exactly what was done, and i
CKl . T f ha fi rut
uihi vvan wuav x uuuwu, iuui iuv > ?
shot killed an officer."
Commissioner: "Did the soldiers return
the fire immediately, or did the <
Indians keep up their firing?"
Spotted Horse : "As soon as the first
shot was fired the Indians immediately
began drawing their knive9, and
they were exhorted from all side to de- i
sist, but this was not obeyed. Conse- <
quently the firing began immediately J
Hps en^the part of the soldiers."
Turning Hawk : "All the men who
were in the bunch were killed right
there, and those who escaped that first
fire got into a ravine, and as they went 1
along up the ravine for a long distance 1
they were pursued on all sides by sol- 1
diers and shot down, as the dead
Doaiee snowea auerwarus."
E;v Commissioner: "In this fight did
the women take any part?"
r Turning Hawk : "They had no firearms
to fight with."
Commissioner: "Thestatement has
been made in the public press that the ;
women fought with butcher knives,
and this has been given as a reason
HjjSflferwomen were shot." <
W^^Turning Hawk : "When the men ,
Hprereseparated and were bunched to3^
getherat a given place of course only
men were there. The women were at I
a different place*entirely, some distance
Commissioner: "Was it impossible
for a soldier to tell the difference between
an Indian man and au Indian
woman? The statement has been
made in the public press that the soldiers
shot the women because they
were dressed in such a way that they
:' could not tell they were women."
Turning Hawk: "I think a man
^^tfould be very blind if he could not
tell the difference between a man and
a woman. I have told you that the wAmon
wapo oion^inr* /vtt* of o A t flnr.
Vrvuivu n viv ovwuuiu^ via c tv vtiuvi
ent place from that where the men
-were stationed, and when the firing
began those of the men who escaped
the first onslaught went in one direction
up^he ravine, and then the women,
who were bunched together at
another place, went an entirely different
direction through an open field,
and the women fared the same fate as
the men who went up the deep ra?
Commissioner, to Interpreter: "Tell 1
those that are present I would like if
: \he (Turning Hawk) makes any state- (
< ment which they do not accept that
they will correct it. I want to get at
American Horse : "The men were
separated, as has already been said,
from the women, and they were surrounded
by soldiers. Then came the ,
r next village of Indians, and that was i
entirely surrounded bv soldiers also, i
When the firing began, of course the ,
people who were standing immediately
around the young man who fired <
the first shot were killed right togetli- ,
er, and then they turned their guns,
the Hotchkiss gun, etc., upon the women,
who were in the lodges, standing
th?ie under the flag of truce, and, of
course, as soon as they were fired upon
they fled, the men fleeing in one direction
and the women running in two
directions, so that there were three
general directions in which they took
Commissioner: "Do you mean to
say there was a white flag in sight
t:-- over the women when they were fired
American Horse: "Yes, sir, they
were fired right upon, and there was a
woman with her infant in her arms
who was killed as she almost touched
fho floor r?f triifp ?nrl flip uvinipn niwl
I children, of course, were strewn all
along the circular village until they
were dispatched. Right near the fhiir
of truce another was shot down with
her infant. The child, not knowing
that Its mother was dead, was still
nnrsincr. and that wasesDeciallv a verv
I sad siglit. The women" as they were
fleeing with their babes on their backs
were killed together, shot right
through, and women who were very
heavy with child were also killed.
All the Indians fled in these three direction."
"After most of them had all beeu
killed the cry was made that all those j
who were not killed or wounded come
forth and they would be safe, and lit-|
tie boys who were not wounded came!
out of their places of refuge, and as I
soon as they came in sight a number,
of soldiers surrounded them and butch- J
ered them there." !tc
Commissioner, to Interpreter: "I,tr
wish you would say to him that these P'
are very serious charges to make ri
against the United States army. I do b<
not want any statements made that
are not absolutely true, and I want
any one here that feels that the statements
are too strong to correct them."
American Horse : "Of course, we all
feel very sad about this affair. I stood
very loyal to the Government all
?ii>vi?crh thosp trnuhlesome davs. and -
believing so much in the Government
and being so loyal, so my disappoint- *
rnent was very strong and 1 have
come to Washington with very great
blame against' the Government on my
heart. Of course it would have been
all right if only men were killed. We
would feel almost grateful for it. But
the fact of the killing of the women,
and more especially the killing of
young boys and girls who are to go to
make up the future strength of the
Indian people?those being killed is 5
the saddest part of the whole thing, |l
and we feel it very sorely.
"This is all I know about that part l|
of the story, and my good friend here j
(pointing to Turning Hawk) will con- ;
tinue his narrative."
Commissioner: "Does American
Horse know these things of his own ?
personal knowledge, or has he been
told them ?"
American Horse: "I was not there
at the time before the b'irial of the
bodies, but I did go there with some of
the Indian police and an Indian doctor
and a gretit many of the people
from the agcncy, aud we went through
the battlefield and saw where the
bodies were from the track of the
The Rev. Mr. Cook, a Sioux halfbreed,
pastor of an Episcopal Church
at Pine Ridge, who has at times acted
as interpreter during the conference,
arose, and among other things said :
"Much has been said about the good
spirit with which the members of the
7th cavalry went (o that seat of action,
ft has been said that the desire to
avenge Custer's death was entirely aosent
from their minds. In coming towards
Chicago, in company with Gen.
Miles, I talked with one of his own
scouts, who was almost killed because
he was compelled to fly with the Indians,
being fired upon by men whom
he tried to serve and help. He told
me that after he recovered from his
flight and succeeded in gettiug amongst
the soldiers after they all got in from
killing the IndianSj an officer of high
rank, ne did not know who, came to
him aud said with much gluttonous
thought in his voice : 'Now we have
avenged Custer's death,' and this scout
*aid to him : 'Yes, but you had every
chauce to fight for your lives that day.'
These poor Indian people did not have
that opportunity to protect and fight
for themselves. If that is an indication
of the spirit of a number of men ^
In that company I am sure the 7th
cavalry cannot be free from any charge (
of going there with other than the
kindest of motives simply to bring ,
these poor people back." A
After several others had spoken the |
commissioner declared the conference '
nt an end.
PICHARD GANTT, Is now prepared to do t
"n 1 " V*t? in fhn Knfcf I I
L\J ail WUlA 1U UIO uup'n 1/uituv iu vuv */vv <
manner and at reasonable charges. Monthly
justomers shaving, hair cutting and shampooing
81 per month. Rasors honed and put ,
in the best condition for 25 cents each. H
OF THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE
Georgia, Cat oilna & Northern Railway *
Company will be held at the Pre sident's or- V
flee in this city,Tuesday, March 10:li, 18U1. I
A. L. HULL,
Feb. t, 1891,4t. i
DR. J. B. BRITT.
PHYSICIAN AND DRUGGIST, - VERDERY, S. C.
DEALER in Pure Drugs. Medicines, Chemicals.
Paints, Stationery, fine Perfumery
md Toilet Arttcles, Fancy Goods, 4c.
Prescriptions accurately prepared at all
hours. [Doe. 31, IStH), 12m 4
Tie State of South Carolina,
County of Abbeville. ~
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Henry Melnhard, Isaac Melnhard, Samuel
Melnhard and E. A. Well, partners doing iT
business under the Arm name of Meln- I
hard Bros. Jc Co., PlaintlffB. j
I. T. Youngblood, Levi Wltz, Isaac Wltz, Win. ^
T. Beldlerand Merit Wltz, partners doing &?
business as the Wltz, Beidler it Co: J. K. rp
Hurst, L. B. Purnell, L. L. Jackson, W. E.
Clarke and W. B. Hurst, partners doing
business as Hurst, Purnell & Co: and W.
D. Mann, as Sheriff, defendants.
COPY SUMMONS. FOR RELIEF. ^
Complaint not served. m
1 O THE DEFENDANTS: J.T. Youngblood,
Levi Wltz, Isaac Wltz, Wm. T. Beidler,
and Morltz Wltz, partners doing business as
Wltz, Beidler & Co: J. E. Hurst, L. B. Purnell,
L.L.Jackson, W. E.Clarke and W. B.
Hurst, partners doing business as Hurst, Purnell
& Co : ami W. D. Mann, as Sheriff. ?
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND M
required to answer the complaint in this ac- 1
tion. of which a copy is filed In the oHlce of the I
Clerk of Court for said county, and to serve a |
copy of your answer to the said complaint on
the subscribers at their office at Altbeville
South Carolina, within twenty days after the \J
scrvice hereof exclusive of the day of such service
: and if you fall to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in
this action will apply to the Court for the rc- "
lief demanded in the complaint. D
Dated January 20, A. D., 1891.
Tiros. L. Mooke,
C. C. C. P. M
(Olllclal Seal.) BENET & CASON,
Plaintiffs' Attorneys. p(
To Levi Wits, Isaac Witz, William T. Held
ier and Merltz Witz, partners doing business Ci
as \Vitz, Beldler tC Co: J. K. Hurst, 1,. B. Purncll,
L. L. Jackson,1W. E. Clarke and W. B.
Hurst, partners doing business as Hurst, Pur
nell Jt Co., absent defendants. w
Please take Notice, that a copy of the fjj
complaint in the above stated case, together j
with the order of injunction and affidavits ;W
upon which said order was granted, has this |(Jl
day been tiled in the office of the Clerk oryc
Court of Common Pleas for said county.
BENET & CASON,
Jan. 28,1891. #t. '
Clearing out Sale to Maki
Bargaios in WiQ'er
JEAT'TIFIIL lot or Trimmed Felt Hats tl
' Great reduction in Winter Dress Goods
r WRAl'S that will bo sold at. New York c
nde In Winter Goods. Ladies Lace Shoes
When In need of Spring Goods Rive me
ve in spring Calicos, Spring Ginghams, S|
;r ail cut prices are for the cash. No good;
Our Grass Sped? arc rnrofully scloctM anil
prown \vl: li special reference to th<-Ir 1'urlty,
Cloapllu.-M fiv.ru Weeds; ntnl jrorminaliou,
Wo luruljli all HlauclarU varieties.
Ked, Sapling, Alfalfa, Japan, Alslfco, olr.
Quality t!:t> hct t. We n!*t> sujrdy tx rile
l>.-iit'-,l niixti?rj <.f Cru?s niul Cwvcr fcecUd
aU.ii.ted :.> vui loiio w:ild uud
r-'.tr Seeds are of tho Bent (
O ? T i. ? f fCv.Unit, Inn Val no
*ifi ?;V i>4. VL. rIC?3 QUCTE
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that we <
Feb. 3, 1891.
1 ABBEVILLE OIL<
e now prepared to furnish fer
saw High Grade Fertilizer is
hey have also a large lot of
iparate for those who wish tc
leir goods they propose to se
here. Special prices to those
For terms apply to
J. L. PER
JL GUI Uj xi/v/xa
yK take pleasure in announcing to our
Id our Elegant hew Qua
here we are offering an Immense stock of
ry Goods, Flannels, Jean*
nd everything else In the I)KY GOODS
UTIONS AND FANCY GOOKS. We ca
. ? ? ? m
)r MEN and HOYS. Our select Ion In t
o llnest/to the choapest, and ofl'ered at o
In SHOES we are In a position to sa'
VSH, direct from lt:e Manufacturers bef
g them at Old Prices. OUR SHOES
e cheapest. As heretofore our specit
GROCERIES AND F]
e have a large stock of every kind o
jwest possible prices, consistent with w
tOCKERY. TINWARE, &c., Is full nnd
While we do not claim to have Larges
e do claim something that is vastly m?
ir Prices are LOWER than any one elsi
Call In and see us In our NENV STORI
mr Interest to trade with us.
We do all we possibly can to satisfy a:
? Woto Snrinff frnnHR.
a ivuurn xv* xivn
Millinery, Hats, Caps, k
(iat will be sold for one-half their value,
and Trimmings to match. I still have a few Winiost.
I have a great many bargains to offer the
at reduced prices. Children's Shoes at reduced
a call and get the late styles. New goods to arjrlng
Seersuckers and Checked Muslins, Rememh
will be charged at such reduced prices.
. E. BELL.
mjERN FARMER Jg*
Our varieties of Cotton Seeds are recom'
rm-nded hy experienced planters as the l?'8t '
und most profitable sorts grown?and sure to
give tUu most satisfactory results.
A most valuable Tnrage Plant for tho
So'lth. surpassing either com or Forghum aa
' .1 lvtlilrr |ilftt)t. As many a a forty-ilvo b Utiles
a hiivo been grown from a single sct-J. I
Quality and Carofiiily Seiected.
'>lv information JKeiicd R5 fCT 2
0 ON AI'PLICATIOH. (T Srv. fear S*n v
&. ; 0 S Jtrth I A'(\ Sirnct, P.fCHil!Br!!3, VA. |
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as well as
i the marno
i FERTILIZER COMPANY
n n i mi. riL'
Dinzers 01 ail itinas, meir umuiisurpassed
by none in the State
i manipulate their own goods. All
11 as cheap as can be bought anyi
buying large lots.
friends and the public that we can be found
triers at He Icllwaia Corner,
Genoral Merchandise, consisting of
i, Cassimers, Prints, Sheetings,
gs, Damask, Cretons,
line. We have a full and complete stock of
11 special attention to our stock of
le C' I ?? ll i 11
tils line of goods Is very fine In all grades from
xceedlngly Low Prices.
O E S .
k-e you money, having bought a large stock for
ore the recent advance in Hhoes, and are ofFerare
In all grades from the best hand-sewed to
ilty will bo
r UTAIII.I' o.wl V \ M'V mtrtPRRlKK at Ihe
ood quality. Our stock of HARDWARE,
complete in all lines.
t Stock In town, or to do the Largest Business
uro important to the buyers, and ttiat is, that
2 and \rc promise to prove to you that It is to
id please the trade, and give you the lull value
Oct. 8, 181)0.
T1he main wheel in a watch
makes 4 revolutions in a day of 24 hoars,
or 1,460 In a year. Next, the centre wheel, 24
revolutions a day, or 8,T6(i In a year. The
third wheel 192 In a day, or 59,030 In a year.
The fourth wheel 2,440 In a day. or 54-5,600 In a
year. The fifth, or scape wheel, 12.960 In a
day, or 4,728,200 In a year. The "ticks" or
beats of the balance wheel 388,900 In a day, or
141,882.000 in a year.
Theabo^e 1h mathcmetlcally correct, and
should prove to you Hiat a WATCH Is a very
delicate and complicated machine,andshould
It be out of order the watch requires the attention
First Class Watchmaker.
The undersigned offers you all the advan
tages that skill and experience can command
In the repairing of
Watchs. Clocks and Jewelry.
any style letter or monograme executed at
All Work Warranted 12 Months.
A first ola88 stock of GOLD, SILVER and
NICKKL WATCHES, JEWELRY. SILVER
WARE, GOLD PENS <tc.
Rogers and Bro.,
FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS.
Goods guaranteed as represented or mony
refunded. No charge for engraving goods
Place of business In F. F. Dunbar & Co's
R. B. Hennemann,
GREENWOOD, S, 0.
Jan. 30,1891, tf
I am Not Prepared to Offer at
Reasonable Prices He Larpt
aid Best Selected Stock of
?V DE WXJj 3EC
. Silverware, Spectacles,
and Gold Fens,
And everything in the JEWELRY Line
ever offered to the people of Abbeville county.
Silver and Nickel Watches from S2.50 to 818
U01U waicoet) irum tu vu cu.
Clocks from 81 to $15.
CHAINS. CHARMS. LOCKETS,
SLEEVE BUTTONS, COLLAR BUTTONS,
SCARF FINS, STUDS, LACE PINS,
BROCHES, EAR RINGS nnd DROPS, and
CHILD'S DRESS BUTTON SETS In GOLD
and Rolled Plate at the Lowest Prices.
Gold Rings, [quality guaranteed]
from 75 cts. to $10
Sterling Silver Thimbles, Spoons and Forks
The celebrated Wm. Rogers Knives. Forks,
Spoons, dc. Triple plated on Nickel Silver.
14 K. Gold Spectacles and EyeGlasses
from 94.50 to 98 per pair.
Why Injure your eyes by wearing cheap
gla>ses when you can gel Pebbles for 82.50 per
It will be to your advantage fo call on me
should you need anything In the Jewelry line
Repairing neatly done and all work guaranteed.
Office In store of J. C. NICKLES.
J. T. Duckett,
Greenwood, S. C.
Oct. 15, 18D0.
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DR. E. L. WILSON,
, tti^Offlce upstairs over It. W. Cannons store
j Aug. 2S. 18>S0.
I 1,800 yards of calico, bast quality at 5 cents
per yard, P. Kosonberg & Co.
The Live Santa Clans .
Has taken his departure until next Christmas, but
b i York i bid i Store, .1
' - ;. v*&alj
Still occupies the same old stand opposite the 0. & G. Freight
Depot, and are offering some BIG BARGAINS in
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, HATS AND CAPS, J
LaUlCD) uciib ? auu vuuuicu o uuucs)
Ladies and Gents Woolen Underwear at Cost!
And are also leaders , in
Glassware, Tinware, Woodenware,
i m 1 tfi. i l i_ T7_l* . '
urocKery, 'lraiiKS/^atciieis, vaiises,
All kinds of Household Ai tides.
Tobacco and Cigars, Etc. '
Ask for CAMEBON'S PBIDE CHEWING TOBACCO, the best
10c. Tobacoo ever brought to this market.
We are now preparing for our SPRING STOCK, which wiU '
consist of the prettiest line of v
Lawns, Flouncings, Ghallies, Henriettas, Spring Worsteds,
Cassimeres, Outing Cloths and Ginghams,
ever sold over a counter. ' Also a handsome line of . |
u enrs ?xrawfJt?axs,
BW and White Tennis and Qvershirts of tie very Latest Styles.
As to our prices on these goods we will defy competition, and
all we ask of our friends fs to give us a call before purchasing
Wa aro crmnp tn ffat out a SDriner edition of the LITTLE GEM
' O O ? O" ? -f a ?
which we will mail to our friends. If we should overlook any
send us your address, and we will mail you one by return mail.
We also pay strict attention to MAILORDERS, and will mail
you samples upon request.
Thanking you for your past favors and desiring your future
patronage, we remain Yours truly, '$5
Walter Cameron, Jr., |
GREENWOOD, S. C.
Jan. 21, 1890. . ' ^
For Sale By J. T. Sins, mood, s. u.
IITILIM! HTIL1H! |
NAVASSA COTTON FERTILIZERFARMER'S
BLE BONE FERTILIZER
The above Brands of Fertilizers have been
sold by us for the past two Seasons, and have
given entire satisfaction. Call and get onr
prices. Yours truly,
m, mini t mm :
SPEED'S DRl'G STOKE.
With a LARG-E and well Selected Stock 01
PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS,
nrrc wrwuftOT AT.ASS. PREPARED
UAUO| ?? Jk?4/w ?? v>
PUrTY, COMBS, BRUSHES, FANCY
GOODS, PERFUMES, STATIONERY, &C.
The demand of this market can be supplied.
Headquarters for fine CIGAR8 and TOBACCO. Orders by Mall or hand promptly att?n4ed
to. Prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours.
You are respectfully invited to call.
P. B. SPEED.
No. 8 Wall St, Abbeville, 8. C
National Bank of Abbeville,
Abbeville, S. O.
Surplus, - - - 10,000
i- ai.i.EN SMITH, President. L. W. WHITE, Vice-Preside
BENJ. 8. BARNWELL, Cashier.
GEO- w. w11ti*??vfn S' ?" H ' wS&vmSStA ?"c.,
w' 8. r.. w. C. McGOWaA, Abbeville, B.C.,
JNU. U> Cii/nAnuut i??? ?-i ?
J. ALLEN SMITH, Abbeville, S. C.
DOES a General Banking basinets, provides the greatest ecurlty and convenlsnoe for Ita
Depositors. Is ready at any and all tlmea to make loans baaed upon saoh safe collateral
ur County affords. Sept. 11, 1888. lyr
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