Newspaper Page Text
THE LONG NIGHT.
The thing that happened when
there was such jealousy for leader
ship when the
boy and girl ad
venturers ni e t
ers was this.
The boy had
told tho right
way to go, bot
the girl had. left
him because she
wanted to show
the others that
she was very in
fine. And she
really knew that
the boy had been
right. Sho was
worried, too, they
had used all the
food in tho knap
And night had come on.
"I'm lost," the girl cried. "I'm
afraid to move for fear I may fall
down. Oh dear, the boy went off In
the eastern direction, I think, but I
don't know east from west now that
lt Is so dark."
"Why did I ever want adventures?
Now, we've lost each other In
the darkness because I was foolish
and wouldn't follow the way I should
And the boy was saying, "If I move,
I may slip and he dashed to pieces."
"Oh," he added, "how awful it was
to oct Uko that and treat so badly the
girl who has been on nil the adven
tures with me, and who ls so willing
to go on and on.
"I was a brute. Maybe the toad
who can grow large In a few minutes
because the giant gave him the power
to grow large when he wanted to pun
ish people who bullied others, will
come and beat mc.
"Ob. dear, oh dear. Well, I don't
care If ho does beat me, If only he
will bring bnck my companion to me.
I never will be cruel again."
"How mean lt was of me to leave
her. Oh, I may never see her again I
Oh, it ls so dark I So dark ! And it'jj
getting very cold. Maybe she's freez
And the girl, who had wandered
about a little more, feeling every
footstep o" the way through the black
night, was shivering with the cold of
the night and the fear. Her hair was
damp with tho fog which had come
up, and her hands feit cold and
clammy and wet.
"I was so stubborn," she said. "Oh,
what a little wretch 1 was, nnd nf ter
the boy brought me on this trip-to
be so mean and ungrateful ! It's uot
every girl who ls given a chance like
this to go adventuring. It's mighty
few-If any at all," she said.
"I hear a strange sound," she went
on. "Doy, Boy," she called out. "Is
Rut only a rumbling sound an
"They promised us there were no
such things as bogeys and ghosts, and
tbnt there were no wild animals any
where around, but lt ls awful being
lost from the boy."
At last daylight came. Tho girl ran
along a distance in the wann sun
shine and looked about ber. She
couldn't see any one around, except
far down the road sho saw a cloud
of dust and then another cloud of
dust, and then she noticed a man on
She stopped and waited.
"Perhaps this man can tell me
about the boy. Ho may have seen
"He looks as if he were hurrying
with good news, or maybe," and the
girl's faeo be
ca m e suddenly
"maybe is com
ing to bring me
Rut ns the man
on the horse came
nearer, the girl
gnve n grout cry
of Joy. There In
tho snddle, be
hind tho man, snt
su fe !"
"I knew you
were safe," the
boy said. "The
mnn with me
whose mime is Courier Co-operation,
told me tbnt you were."
They both got down from thc horse
atid tho boy and girl took hands and
Jumped up and down.
"We'll have to hnve a tnlk nnd set
everything straight," said the Cour
ier. "She doesn't know how I found
you, und whllo she only cures now
thnt you're found, lt would bo well
for all to know en ch other."
"I've really a lot to tell you. Rut
the main thing ls, of course, thnt at
tho end of the long night, you each
found the other. My story isn't as
important as that fact.
"That's the moat Important of all."
"Up and Down."
Unnecessary to Bconomlie.
Even when times are hard, it
never necessary to ?conomies
VETERAN PIIOUD OF HIS SWORD,
For Which ho Paid $20,000-Meets
Son of Former Enemy.
No adequate price could ever he
sst, upon the bright blades of the
Southern Confederacy. Nevertheless,
thero is one that is unique, not only
because it bears the distinction of
hoing tho last Confederate sword sur
; ondered in the Civil War, but by
what it cost ita owner to purcha?e at
the outbreak of tho struggle.
The owner of his sword is Capt.
William H. H. Phelps, who ls now an
Allantan, conducting an enterprising
merchants' brokerage business, but
who was born in Columbus, ontered
the Civil War at the beginning and
wielded tho weapon which he stiU
.holds until the very end. It is au
oxtrordinary Damascus steel blade,
for which Capt. Phelps says he paid
$20,000, and which he probably
would not now part with for any
Capt. Phelps, in charge of a Con
federate garrison at Columbus, sur
rendered the sword to the Federa!
Dentello tn 1865, some time after the
surrender of Lee. It was returned to
him three d\ys later.
"I had forgotten the name of the
general to whom i surrendered, ' ?aid I
Capt. Phelps, until in 1017, when'
1 was talking to a young army cap
tain in Atlanta. We were 'swapping
yarns,' and 1 knew right away tho
young of?loor was a Yankee, but be
was very nice, and we were getting
"I started to relate the story of
how I surrendered to the Yankee
general in Columbus, when ho inter
" 'What was the Yankee general's
name?' bo asked.
" 'I never was muck on remember
ing Yankees's names," 1 answered.
" 'My father got the sword of some
ltobel captain In Columbus,' be said,
'but I do not remember the name
"We compared our stories, and lt
turned out that the young captain
was a son of Cen. Dentelle. But we
had buried the hatchet and had a
glorious time-this young Yankee
captain and myself."
"OASCARETS" IF SICK,
To-night sure! Lot a pleasant,
harmless Cascaret work while you
sleep and haye your liver active,
head clear sto?nnch sweet and bow
els?moving regular by morning, No
griping or inconvenience. 10, 25 or
50-cont boxes. Children love this
candy cathartic, too.-adv.
Futuro Citizens Lousy.
New York, Feb. 19,-Health in
spectors Thursday were examining
1,650 Immigrants. Of the first 500
inspected, 4 8 wero sent to a "delous
lng" station. Six inspectors of a
steamship company who had accom
panied tho immigrants from Boston
wero examined because they had
Another case of typhus In New
York has been reported. Bernard
Bard, 30 years of ago, was found to
have the disease. An investigation
was being made to learn how he con
tracted tho malady.
LEGEND OF 'SEVEN SLEEPERS*
Of Syrian Origin, th? Story Hat AU
ways Boan Wldoly Currant in
The quotation from Dickens' Christ
mas Carol, about the "other six" sleep
ers, ls a playful reference to the
legend of "The Seven Sleeper.? of
tiphesus." The legend goes bael; to
the time of the persecution of ibo
Christians during the reign of ?bo
Unman emperor Declus. According to
? ihe story seven Christians fled from
I Bphe.su? in Asia Minor lu the year imu
S or 261, nod hld In n cuve. There they
wore discovered, and their persecutors
walled up the entrance In order to
starve them to death. The seven fell
Into a sleep in which they lay for
nearly 200 years, for it WUK not until
the reign of Kmperor Theodosius U
(447) that they awoke, believing that
they had slept but a single night.
One of the seven went Into the city
to buy provisions, arid he was amazed
to see crosses on the churches and
other buildings, for while they had
been asleep Christianity hod made
Offering a coln of thc time of the
i Bmperor Deelus In a baker's shop, he
I was arrested, his startling story not
being believed until he guided the cltl
I zens to thc envem where he had left
I his comrades. The emperor heard
from their Hps enough to convince him
i of the life beyond the grave, where
upon they sank again to sleep till the
! resurrection. This legend Is of Syrian
, origin-ll Is widely current in tho
I East, and was adopted by Mohammed,
who even admits the Seven Sleepers'
i dog Kltroer. into paradise. In some
parts of thc world the festival of the
Seven Sleepers ls held on June 27.
I The names usually given to the Seven
I Sleepers are: Waxlmlanus, Malchus.
' Mnrtlnlnanus, Dionysius, Joannes,
Serapion and Constantia.
J An ant can with o as o carry several
. times its own weight.
INTERESTING LETTER OP PASI'.
W. E. Doyle >Vrltos from Texas out!
Encloses Letter of tho Sixties. S
Teague, Texas, Feb. 12, 1921.
Editor Keowee Courier:
I enclose a lotter writton by my
brother, J. N. Dolye, to my cousin, j
Martha Alexahdor Steele, for many
years a resident of Doer Lodge, Mont, j
My sister, Mrs. H. F. Alexander? now
visiting me, has kept tho time-faded j
letter through all these fifty-eight'
years, and recently sent it to Mrs.
Steele that she might send lt to you
for publication, with a letter of ex
planation-thinking the letter might
be perused with Interest by some of
your readers, as doubtless there are
some who, on reading it, can look
back through tho rift in memory's
crowded folds, and cherish anew
bright reminiscences of "The Sweet
Long Ago," which Time cannot dim,
and which Death alone can obliter
Mrs. Steele pleads "too busy" and
returns the letter to me for tho pur
pose mentioned, and I gladly under
take to discharge the duty Imposed.
Tho "Nowton" mentioned is New
ton Alexander. "Uncle Oliver" is the
late Dr. O. M. Doyle. "Rose is our
sister, who died tn August, 18152, and
"Tom" ls our brother, who belonged
to Wheeler's Cavalry and was killed
in Tennessee in October, 180?..
Newton, Martha and Sue Alexan
der's parents, Ansel and Caroline
Dendy Alexander, died when the chil
dren were small, and at the request
of their mother, Martha and Sue were
taken by my parents, James A. and
Martha Dendy Doyle, who raised and
educated them as members of the
family. Newton was raised by Elijah
Alexander, of Pendloton.
At the time this lotter was written
J. N. Doyle was with Orr's Regiment
on Sullivan's Island, and was taking
medical lectures lu Charleston, and
some time after his graduation he
was made assistant surgeon of the
Second South Carolina Rifles, and
later In the war he was made surgeon
of the Tenth Alabama.
Very truly yours,
W. E. Doyle.
Letter of the Sixties.
Sullivan's Isle, S\ C., 18 Jan., 1862.
My Dear Martha:
Tho last letter I got from home
was from you, and I shall address
this letter to you, notwithstanding it
ls tor tho family generally. You ask
me how I like my position. In reply
I can say 1 like it very well. I like
lt for several reasons, and the main
one ls that I can carry on my studies
so well here. We have generally
about twenty cases of typhoid fever
in the hospital at once. Mr. Martin,
of Company D, died with this disease
last Thursday, and Baylis Poole will
probably die to-night. I can see no
chance for him to live till to-morrow.
Mr. Hodge, of Company H, ls pretty
low, too, biit there is some chance
for him to live.
Newton left us on the last day of
Christmas, and I have not heard from
him since. He is in the Citadol, and
I guess is too busy to come to see us.
My box and tho Walker's box and
one for Uncle Oliver arrivod to-day.
I expected my Thesis to come by
Walker, but it did not. However, it
does not matter much, for I have
written a new one, which will answer
every purpose. My examination is
drawing near, but I do not dread it,
as I feel that I am well enough post
od to graduate, and should I not be,
then I will lose nothing by being re
jected, for I could not practice any
this year If tho war continues.
I am anxious to hoar how things
are going on at homo. I understand
father has sold tho Goulden place
(near Bounty Land) for $1,000. I
think lt ls worth that In cash, or very
Now, I want you or Rose to wrlto
mo a long lotter. If you can't think
of enough to write at once, you can
commence on Monday and end it on
Saturday, writing along through the
week as you think of lt. I have writ
ten to Tom and his wlfo, too, but
havo not yoi got a lettor from either
of them. I have no correspondents
anywhere and you do "not know how
much good lt does mo to get a lotter
If the war does not end this spring
I intond to got a furlough and como
homo lato March or early In April.
There lt "OSpect of our leaving
here now, and no prospect of a fight
with tho Yankees. Thoy came out on
the malu land on New Yonr's Day
and met with such a warm reception
that thoy havo boen quiet, over slnco
nnd aro willing to stay In roach of
tholr gun vessels,' or gun boats, as
thoy call them. We can soo six of
these vossols every day, but thoy do
not como noaror than four or five
milos. Thoy aro afraid of the large
guns of Fort Sumter, which can hit
thom at a distanco of three or four
milos If thoy should come that closo,
Moore's Battalion has not grown
into a regiment yet, but will do ac
Plan for Profit
^rOUR prosperity during 1921 depends upon growing your
crops at the lowest cost per pound or bushel. This means
that every acre must produce more pounds and more bushels.
The crop yield is in proportion to the plant, food supplied, so
be sure you' supply plenty of plant food.
The increased yield from the liberal, use of Swift's Red Steer
Fertilizers bring you a large profit. Buy now.
Swift & Company
Atlanta, Ga. Charlotte, N. C. New Orleans, La.
MAN'S MOTHER MAY CAUSE HIM
To-Hung-Unusual Spectacle- is Pre
sented in A labu ma Court.
fuscalposu, Ala., Feb. 17.-Tbe
inusual spectacle of a mother telling
a tory on a witness stand which the
Slue considers o;i> ot it sstrongrst
ll nm in a chain of evi lenee being
forfthV in an effort to send her sor. to
the gallows, was ?vD lesso-i to-day In
the trial of E. Hill, charged with
complk.iy in the killing of Deputy
Earl Truitt, in Walker county,in May,
1920. The State Introduced testimony
yesterday in an effort to show that ?
Truitt's grave was dug before he was
Mrs .Monroe Hill testified to the|
mooting of her sons, Ed Hill, Clyde
Hill and Hard Hill, at her home on
the day that Truitt was slain. Dur
ing the time she was busy with the
duties of tho household the men
held a conference, and whilo she was
out milking a cow they departed.
While occupied with her sewing later
in the day, she testified, Clyde Hill
came running in the house with a
gun and pistol, and after calling for
Hard Hill's "Sunday clothes" ran
away. Toward nightfall her husband
entered the house and burnod "some
papers" in the fireplace. She said
that a shovel and "grubbing hoe" in
the back yard were covered with wot
The aged mother's testimony was
corroborativo in all essential details
of that offered late yesterday by
Clyde Hill, who testified that ho and
his brothers and father killed the
deputy and placed the tfody In a
grave In a bean patch.
The woman was a pathetic figure.
She,.mude no effort to hide her sc?
row, but never for a moment did sho
falter in telling her story. The de
fendant looked lils mother equarely
In the eye during the dramatic re
Walhalla Women Dye Finest Our
monts, Draperies, Everything
Each package of "Diamond Dyes''
contains simple directions to dia
mond-dye worn, shabby skirts,
waists, drosses, coats, gloves, stock
ings, sweaters, draperies, coverings,
everything, whethor woo' silk, linen,
cotton or mixed goods, new, rich,
fadeless colors. Buy "Diamond
Dyos," no other kind, then perfect
rosults aro guaranteed. Druggist htu
All the land In tho world, If placet
together In tho Pacific ocean, wonk
make an Island surrounded by 20.
000,000 square milos of sea.
A car of alfalfa seed rocontly ship
pod from Kansas sold for $8,500.
soon, I think. Thon we will havo J
hospital for oursolvos and havo n<
more to do with Orr's Regiment.
Affectionately, J. N, Doyle.
AX ODIO TO THE GIRL.
(Cheraw County News.)
Little girl, you aro so small,
Don't you wear no clothes at all?
Don't you wear no "petti" skirt?
Don't you wear no "petti" shirt?
Just your corset and your hose
Are those all your underclothes?
Little girl, you look so slight
When I see you In the light.
With your skirts cut rather high,
Won't you catch a cold and die?
Aren't you afraid to show your calf?
It must make the fellows laugh!
Little girl, what is the cause
Why your clothes all made of gauze?
Don't you wear no undervest
When you go out fully dressed?
Do you like those peek-a-boos
'Stead of normal underclothes?
Little girl, your 'spenders show
When the sunshine plays just so.
I can seovyour tinted flesh
Through your thinnest gown of mesh.
Is it modest, do you s'spose,
Not to wear no underclothes?
I can see way past your throat
To a region most remote;
'Taint my fault, now don't suppose
Why not wear some underclothes?
i. . i?'
Little girl, your socks have shoals
Of those tiny little holes;
Why you want to show your limb
I do not know-Is lt a whim?
Do you want to catch the eye
Of the fellow passing by?
Little girl, where is tho charm
In your long, uncovered arm?
And the "V" behind, your neck
Is it for the birds to peck?
Little girl, I toll you those
Aro not as nico as underclothes.
Little girl, now listen hero:
You would bo Just twice as dear
If you'd cover up your charms
Nock, back, logs and both your arms.
I would take you to somo shows
If you'd wear some underclothes,
Dut no lover-goodness knows
Wants a girl "sans" undorclothos.
Little girl, your mystery,
Loving charms and modosty
Are what makes us follows koon
To possess a llttlo queen
S'spose I wore somo harem pants,
Or a shirt like all my aunts,
Or a rlnglot through my nose
They'd arrest mo, don't you supposa'
I must wear a coat of mall,
Clothes from head to blg-too nail;
.1 must cover up my form
Even when tho weather's warm.
-' mom* -
No Worms In a Healthy Child
All children troubled with Worms havo aa un
healthy color, which Indicates poor blood, and as i
mle, there ls more or 1 ess stomach disturbance
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given regu
Isrly for twoor three weeks will enrich tho blood
improve the digestion, and act as 'a general St renfith
cnlng Tonic to the whole system. Nature will thet
throw off or dispel the worms, and tho Child wtl I tx
In perfect health. Pleasant to Uko. Wo per bottle
- - -
Thero is no known substance thu
is an insulator for magnetism.
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKER.
Hov. C. H. Dumar, of Alabama, Now
Engaged as a Field Secretary.
Leon C. Powell, general superin
tendent of the South Carolina Sun
day School Association's work, has
given out tho following information
relative to the rocontly added minis
ter to the work In this State:
"Rev. C. R. -Lamar, a well-known
Methodist minister 'rom Alabama,
ha? boon employed by tho South Car
olina State Sunday School Associa
tion as ono of its field secretaries,
under the direction of the general
superintendent, and has begun active
work. He has special, charge of the
campaign of Sunday school evangel
ism now being conducted by the as
sociation, the purpose of which ls 'to
promoto the spirit of evangelism In
every Sunday school of every denomi
nation in South Carolina.'
"Dr. Lamar ls a native Alabamian,
although some cf his snees?urs came
from South Carolina. After Ailing
several important appointments in
the Alabama Conference, he went
Weat and became presiding elder of
the San Francisco district, and Iatet
of tho Houston, Texas, district. Last
year he was associated with Rev.
Bob Jones and tho writer In the
State-wide Sunday school evengellsni
campaign of the Alabama Sunday
School Association, in which all de
nominations took part. He is an
ardent believer in evangelism in tho
Sunday school, and in the State Sun
day School Association. It is proba
ble that he may visit Oconee county
at an early date."
Lift Off with Fingers
Doesn't hurt a blt! Drop a littlo
"Froozono" pn an aching corn, in
stantly that corn stops hurting, then
shortly you lift lt right off with
- fingers. Truly!
1 Your druggist solis a tiny bottle of
; "Freozone" for a fow cents, sufficient
\ to remove every hard corn, soft corn
. or corn between the toes, and the
? calluses, without soreness or irrita
\ The British navy first saluted the
Stars and Stripes May 2, 1791.