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A.S 3E?e Grrows Older
I couf ess that I do not like the night
?except when I am asleep. Of
coarse I mean the dark night?nor do
I go into raptures over what we call
the twilight?that doubtful light
twixt sunshine and darkness, and that
litesr~'> ?eat*a "ligh': cut i? two."
It seems that these twilights grow
shorter as w? etov older. Whin tho
day is done the darkness does seem
to fall from t?fe wings of night, and
we -hasten to light the lamps, for
darkness ia never welcome. It is an
intruder a^A ? symbol of av??y evil
thing. We suppose that night was
created as a contrast to make us enjoy
the daynnot a? evil was created as a
contrast to that which is good. The
acriptures aay no good thing concern
ing darkness or night, and when de*
scribing heaven say, *'There shall
be no night there/ ' They tell ue of
outer darkness and thick darkness and
tho blackness of darkness and dark
ness that may be felt. Darkness was
one., of the ten .plagues sent upon
Pharaoh. Job cursed the day of his
birth and says, "Let that day be
darkness and the shadow of death
stain it." David saif-h, "Sorrow cn
dureth for tho night, but joy cometh
in the morning," and tells of the pee*
tilence that walketh in darknesc. The
apostles use it as a symbol of every
calamity. ' Darkness eovered the land
when the Saviour was crucified. The
devil is called the prince of darkness.
A&eient mythology desoribeo Erebus
as the dark cavern through which the
spirits of the damned and the wicked
dead shall pass on their way to hell.
And Homer writes of a country, called
Gimmeria afar beyond the sea where
the sun never shines and the people
live in darkness. Milton describes
the darkness of j Hades as so dense
that it was visible.' Speaking of evil
spirits that haunt mankind, he says
they move in darkness,. but fear truth
and chastity. "No evil thing that
walks by night in fog or fire?no hag,
or ghost, or goblin damned has hurt
ful power over a chaste and virtuous
woman." .') Montgomery says', "Night
ia the time to weep." And Shake*
spearc says, "In the dark night, im
agining some fear, a little bush ap
pears ' to be a bear. *' Young aaya,
"An atheist half believes in God by
light," and Tennyson says of bimaelf
"I am bot an infant crying in the
night?an infant oryiog for the light.' '
But this is enough, and theso rumi
nations were provoked last >,ight about
midnight?tho hour when the deep
aleep falleth upon a man, but not
?non a woman. My wife's voioe
awakened and startled me. She said,
"What is it? Who is it? What do
yon want?" Then ehe called me and
struck a match ar.d lighted the candle
that was hear. "What did you hear?"
soid I. ' 'Somebody at the door,' ' she
said, Excitedly. "Which doer?" aaid
I.. . "This one right here?maybe'
somebody ia aiok upstairs," she aaid.
Unlocking the door quickly the light
shone into the room, but nobody waa
visible. I examined the room care
fully and thtea went into-the hall and
dining room and parlor and thence
upstairs on tiptoe, but all was silent.
When I. returned she said, "Well, I
certainly did hear somebody at that
door, and it waked me, but maybe I
was dreaming. I remember now I did
have a troubled dream, but lease
look under the bed before you put out
the light." ' Such is conjugal life and
felicity. For some timo ? laid awake
listening for a noise and : ruminating
on human helplessness 'during the
darkness of the night.
I remember when I had an unwil
ling fear of ghosts that ? would not
acknowledge. 1 got it from the awful
stories that our ncgroea told tous
children, for thero was a fascination
about them that drew me to their
cabins by night, and I listened to
their made-up tales of ghosts and
witohes and Jack O'Lanterns and raw
*:ead and bloody bones until I was
; afraid to look around behind me, and
had to bo guarded to the big house
door when I left. But this childish
fear soon passed away, and long sinoe
I'havo realized that there are no spir
ita to haunt us, and that "only man is
My wife is not a timid woman, but
she ?b cautious, and will not consent
for mo to keep a pistol ib our bed
room for fear. I might have a bad
dream auNd shoot somebody through
mistake. Sho * never sleeps very
sound. A mother who has nursed ton
children never does, and the oracking
of the paper on tho wall will arouse
her. She is happy now, for there ia
another grand child "not. far sway, ssd
ahj goea thero every day. Pretends
ehe goes to help Jessie, but it is real
. ly to fondle Jessie's baby boy, for the
maternal instiuct .bevor dies, and ehe
has act forgotten the ~iniiab.es she
sang to her children in their infanoy.
I remember how my aged mother,
Twilight Seexiis to
whoa on .her last bod, dreamed away
her loving lifo imagining there was a
babe at her breast and whispering a
song to it just before she died, ?he
found two in heaven when she got
there. Oh, ye young'men who linger
and jest in the eakon and around the
gaming tables or frequent disreputa
ble places, stop and think* Stop and
think, and remember the long and
weary nights that a ' mother watched
with you and never complain
ed. Maybe her spirit ?o watching you
now and yearning over you in the
spirit land. ' For jj her sake stop and
think and como back to the innooence
of your childhood. .
, And there are some little songs, that
I, too, remember and can still sing to
the little helpless teething things and
soothe them te sleep as I walk the
room. My little baby songa are ster
eotyped in my memory and have been
handed down, tho' not published or
copyrighted. They ar? a maaonline
medley of "By baby, bunting,"
"Hush, my dear, lie still and slum
ber," "Julianna Johnson, don't you
cry," "Away down in Shinbone al
ley," "And we'll pass over Jordan,"
and so forth. They are all in the
oamekey and the same meter and dove
tail into one another and just go round
and round, monotonous and mournful,
until tho Child has to go to sleep to
keep from hearing them; neverthe
less, it is a fact that I can get a sick
child to sleep when it's mother can't
and sometimes away in the dead of
night, as I walked the room, in my
night shirt, 1 havo not only got the
child to sleep, but the mother, too.
But I am having some little domes
tio troubles that are disturbing my
tranquility. Night before last I slip
ped the keys off the nail in the back
room and went to the pantry to get
Borne nice apples I had hid away there
fora surprise to the family just be
fore bedtime. I like these ?ttle sur
prises and so do they. I 'found.the
oat looked np in the pantry and put
her out while I was getting the ap
pies. It is a curious door look, for. it
has no knob on the inside, and I. soon'
found that the cat was looked out and
I was looked in. I rapped and banged
for awhile for somebody to hear, me
and come, but nobody came. Then I
knocked harder and halloed louder,
but to no effect. Then I kicked the
door and made all sorts ?f a raoket,
but nobody came. So I concluded
they heard me, but thought it was
good fun to keep me in prison and
give me time to* reflect on my past
life and the value of freedom in this
land of liberty. But 1 didn't ponder
long on those things. I was perplex
ed, put after a while thought of my
knife as a screw driver and soon had
the hasp off and was out of prison.
"Didn't you all hear me?" f inquired.
"Tes, we heard you knocking.. What
were you doing out there?" said my
wife. ' They thought I was fixing or
mending something, and did not hear
my voice, for. thero were two rooms
?nd a hall between, us and all the
doore shut. I distributed the apples
and everything wbb soon calm and. se
rene, but I have an increased horror of
being put in jail and I am' going to be?
nr.ve myself and keep out.
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A THRILLING STORY.
The Fiendish /Massacre of the Hampton
. Stories of the Hampton family arc
always read with pleasure, for this
family of unswerving patriotism has
been closely identified with the most
stirring events in State history since
the beginning of the struggle for lib
erty. Aa he is in reoeipt of numerous
requests for information as to his fam
ily, Gea. Hampton has consented to
let the appended sketch be republish
od. It is the original manusoript of
the late Gov. Perry and was first pub
lished in June, 1843, in "Magnolia."
Following is the story.
Anthony Hampton, the father of
Gen. Wade Hampton, was among the
first emigrauts from Virginia to the
upper part of South Carolina. He
settled with his family on Tiger river
in the district of Spartanbnrg. In
1775 a war with the mother country
as England was then called, became
inevitable, and it waa a matter, of the
highest importance to the inhabitants
of tho frontiers of Carolina to secure a
peace with the Cherokee Indians. To
effect this the chiefs of that war-like
and powerful tribe were invited to a
"Big Talk" at somo convenient town
in their nation.
Edward and Preston Hampton, the
sons of Anthony Hampton, were dele
gated by their friends and neighbora
to meet the Indiana at this confer
ence, and endeavored to persuade
thorn,, if possiblo, to remain neutral in
the approaching struggle. But the
British emissaries had already engag
ed the Cherokee warriors to make an
inouraion into the settlements in the
upper part of the State, at the same
time that the English fleet under
Henry Clinton and Peter Parker was
to attack Charleston. It ia well
known in history that these move
ments were simultaneous.
The young Hamptons had just re
turned from this talk with the Indians
when a large number of their warriors
oommeneed their work of death and
destruction upon the inhabitants of
Greenville and''Spartanburg. After
killing the Hite family in Ennoree,
they proceeded to Mr. Hampton's
where they found the old gentleman,
his lady, their son Preston Hampton,
a lad by the name of John Bynum,
and an infant ohild of James Harri
aon. They approached' the house
from every direotfon in order to pre
vent any of its inmates from escaping
their inhuman carnage. Some of
these Indiana were known to both
Preston Hampton and>bis father, and
having received no information of
their hostilities, their visit waa at
first supposed to be a friendly one.
They were met cordially and old Mr.
Hampton was in the aot of shaking
hands with one of the chiefs when he
saw a gun ire and bis son Preston
fall to the ground.
This waa the signal for an indis
criminate murder. The very hand
which Mr. Hampton had, but a
moment before grasped in friendship,
now sent a tomahawk into his skull. His
wife was soon dispatched in the aame
manner. The\infant son of Mr. Hamp
ton was dashed again at the wall of the
house which it besprinkled with its
blood and brains. John Bynum, the
lad already mentioned, stood perfectly
astounded amidst the murder and oar*
nage, having lost all preaenoe of mind
and making no effort to escape. At
length an Indian warrior raised h<L*
hand to dispatch the youth also, when
the blow was arrested by the hand of
a ohief, who took the lad under his
Mrs. Harrison, who waa the daugh
ter of Mr. Hampton, / had gone to a
neighbor's house, and on her return
saw her father's house in flames, the
Indies standing around it exulting
with fiendish malignity, the mangled
bodies of her father, mojther, brother
and son lying scattered to and fro in
tho yard. She waa going to rash for
ward, in the frenzy of the moment,
to make another victim, when she waa
restrained by her husband and forced
in another direction. They sought
concealment in a swamp and remained
there undiscovered until the savages
left the place.
The lad who was rescued by the
chief was taken by the Indians to their
nation, and remained with them until
the treaty of 1777 when the district
of Pendloton and Greenville were
ceded to the whites. One artiole of
this agreement waa that theCherokees
should surrender to the commission
ers all their prisoners and ohildren
taken from the homes of inhabitants
along the frontiers. Among those
"?ho twr? thus surrendered was John
Bynum. Ho had, however, been so
long with the Indians that it waa
with relnctance he was persuaded to
leave them. ' '
Shortly after this massacre a large
body of the South Carolina militia
' ?r?der the command of Col. Williams
marched into tho Cherokee country
burnt and destroyed a great many of
I their towns and settlements. Henry
i Hampton, a son of Anthony Hampton,
commanded in this body of militia and
j killed with hia own hand an Indian
warrior attired in Preston Hampton's
\ coat whioh was immediately recog
nised ab the one in which his brother
was murdered. *
Edward Hampton at the time of the
murder of his father and family was
on a visit with his wife to her father,
Bayliss Earlo, living on the head
waters of Pacolette, and by this moans
osoapcd the fate whioh he would
otherwise have shared with his fam
ily; He afterwards became a most
active partisan in the oause of his
country and waa" ultimately killed
by tho "bloody scout" in the bosom
of his family.
James Harrison, with the eitizena
generally of that part of the oountry,
Bought protection in Prince's Fort,
where he remained until offered an op
portunity of aending his family into
Virginia. He then devoted his own
per?uoal services exclusively to his
oountry and was in the battles of
Blackstocks, Gowpens and Eutaw.
Gen. Wade Hnmpton was, it is be
lieved, in North Carolina when his
father and' family were murdered in
Spartanbnrg. His services in the
War of the Revolution aro too well
known to be mentioned in sketches of
this character. His extraordinary
gallantry at the head of a regiment of
cavalry in the bp . tie of Eutaw, assist
ed greatly ia the achievements of that
day, and his noble daring and active
exertions everywhere contributed
muoh to the success of the American
arm* in South Carolina.
He Remembered it all Right.
"John!" she said, looking at him
severely, "did you know that yester
day was the anniversary of our wed
"Certainly, my darling, certainly,"
he replied, pretending that he wasn't
at all surprised. "Didn't they send
that little thing out from the jeweler's
that I ordered for you? I shall go
around to-day and see about it. Con
found those people anyway. They
promised they'd send it yesterday,
without fail. If there's anything
that makes me mad it's to have peo
ple lie to me about a thing of that
kind. I'd have gone somewhero else
if they h?d s-id they couldu'i have it
ready in time. Well, Til tunke such
a kick when I get in town to-day
that they won't forget next time, I'll
bet. Yes, I remembered it, my dear.
I thought of you nil day. and of thst
other happy day. What a glorious?
why, my darliog, what are you crying
"Oh, you 1-Misr!" shesublfod. "It
isn't till next month, and you are d-u
deoeivingme! Go away! Don't you
dare to t-t-toueh mo!"
"Confound women anyhow," he
said, as he went down the front steps.
"They're never happy unle&s they're
making trouble for themselves!"
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First best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
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One Ton Standard Guano, 8-2 i?1.
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Second best yield on Three Aores of Wheat?;
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grown on the land previous to sowing the wheat, when planted, and anything
of interest that will show tho bert method to produce wheat in this State.
-.S. C, ,.1901.
Anderson Fertilizer Co., Anderson, S. C.
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you for the best yield in bushels threshed from.aores of wheat as
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in blank space left for same, whether you aro contesting for the Six Acre or
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will name a day, not later than August 1st, 1902. to compare results, in the
presence of suoh contestants at may b? here, ana award the prizes.
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