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LTTLE KNOWN OF PANAMA.
Some Regions, Though Famous Once,
Now Forgotten-Stories of Hidden
With the exception of a settled
strip along the railroad and the
route of the proposed canal. 'the
new Republic of Panama is but
little known to the outside world.
The country. however, comprises
many square miles besides this
strip. and in it are interesting re
gions and localities, some of them
once famous. but now forgotten.
The new republic has about 8,
ooo more square miles of territory
than the neighboring Republic of
Costa Rica, and 1oo.000 more in
The canal strip is thickly popu
lated. hut eastward extends a
m1ountainouMs wilderness. inter
spersed with swamps and Jungles.
through which Indian trails are
wanting. The greater part of this
region is practically uninhabited.
a few scattered Indians here and
there being the only population.
There are ouly two exceptions
to the almost universal desolation.
One is found on the San Blas
coast. forty or fifty miles east of
Porto Bello, where American cocoa
nut importers have established
trading stations. The San Blas
coast is a great country .for cocoa
nuts, and the Indians bring large
quantities of them down to the
beach for shipment, receiving in re
turn cloth, knives, flour, trinkets
and a thousand and one "Yankee
Some years ago an attempt was
made by the Colombian govern
ment to establish a customs ser
vice for this coast, and one or two
American trading vessels were
seized. The Indians were excited,
and, after holding a council. de
clared their independence of Col
ombia, ran up the American flag
and sent word by the first captain
who touched at the coast that they
had annexed themselves to the
United States. They were a little
ahead of time, after a while no
more was heard of a.customs sup
ervision of the San Blas coast and
the Indians forgot their temporary
A single trail, seldom used, along
which it is possible for only small
parties to pass, leads from the San
Blas coast to Colon, a distance as
the trail w:nds of scme seventy
Another oasis is forned by the
village of - Yavisa. :n the River
Tuyra, and the neighboring settle
ments about Darien harbor, on the
Pacific side of the Isthmus. These
are small, squalid collections of
huts. inhabitated by Indians and
half-breeds almost entirely. A
genuine white man is a curiosity
there. But this region was once
populous and busy with industry.
Not far from Yavisa stands Pine
Mountain, rising 2,ooo feet from a
level plain. On the further side of
the mn' untain are gold mines, de
serted now for centuries , and be~
low them the ruins of a prehistoric
city still called by the natives
"'The City of 'the KCing." It was
probably the most-northern outpost
of the Incas at the time of the
greatset extent of the Peruvian
Empire, and when Peru decayed
and fell the "City of the King" de
caved and fell with it.
The conquering Spaniards seiz
ed the mines and worked thei' ar..
built on the nearer slope of the
mountain a considerable Spanish
town, the vestiges of which are
still to be seen, though the site has
long been abandoned. Espirto
Santo. the Spaniards called the
mines. They were closed by ordler
of the King of Spain. because they
used to attract buccaneers.
No archaeologist has explored
this lost "City of the King, and no
one knows whether the mines of
Espirto Santo are practically ex
hausted, for when the edict of the
King of Spain went forth the re
gion relapsed into a wilderness.
such as it was before the northern
march of the Incas had stopped on
the shores of the Gulf of San
In 1854 an American exploring
expedition crossed the Isthmus at
this point. Of a party of twenty
seven officers and men who started
on the expedition. only sixteen
survived the journey and got
through. which took over twvo
months, though the distance trav
eled was only about fifty miles.
which starte(' to crtss at about the
sanik, tr',%% . I' x o aA'''
theo the wewr ofthe c:ma
Cf cosidlerZ!A: size. There. on the
Carribean coast. lies the old Span
ish province of Veragua. of the
riches of which the Spaniards
once had the hignest expectations.
Columbus (Iiscovered and named
this region, and when his son aban
doned the title of the viceroy of
the Indes he was made Duke of
Veragua. a title which the descend
ants of the great admiral have
borne ever since.
The natives drove off the first
Spaniards who attempted to colo
nize Veragua. blt Columbus's
widow. M\aria de Toledo. acting
(r ier stnt. fitted out aln eXpC(i
tion. which conquered the country
and establishcd a colony. The
colony was not a success. however.
and nost of the colonists died.
Finallv during the Spanish colonial
perio(. \~eragua was partially set
tied and brought into a state in
which it remains to this day. In
this region. also. lic the bay called
the Chiriqui lagoon, where the
UnitedI States have long contempla
ted establishing a naval station.
The present city of Panama is
not the city of romance that was
sacked by Morgan. The city of
gold, pirates and conquestadors
stood on the beach some five
miles to the eastward of the pres
ent city. Its ruins are overgrown
with a dense tropical jungle, above
which rises the tower of the
church where Pizarro offered his
vows before thb setting out for
the conquest of Peru. The Panama
of today, was built upon its rocky
promontory three years after Mor
gan had burned the old town.
There are many popular beliefs,
which may or may not be true,
among the negroes employed on the
canal concerning the wilderness
stretching to the eastward of the
canal strip. One is that, hidden in
the forests is an ancient and myste
rious city to which the Indians re
pair once a pear to take part in
the heathen rites of an old prehis
toric religion. IWhen things get set
tled down on the Isthmus and the
canal is in operation much explora
tion and archaelolgical investiga
tion may be expected in the long
neglected regions which from part
of the new republic.
THIS GREAT RAILtWAY RUN
.CONVENIENTLY UNITNG ALL THI
OF THE sOUTH.
W.A. TURK. S.
Passenger Traffic Manager, oene
W. Hl. TAYLOE. Asst oen'i?ass.A
Why not take a
been brought w
by the splendid t
vice of the AT.
LINE, the great
the Tropics. Wi
ets are now on e
in Florida and Ha
Gen'I Pass. As
'What to Say in Spanish and Ho
ENDOPSED AT HOME.
Such Proof as this Should Convince any
Tne pub!ie endorsenent of a local cit
ize:, is t'.e best proof th&t can be pro
due"d. None better, none stronLer can
had. Wher a man comes forward
and testifies to his fellow citizens, ad
dresses his friends and neighbors you
m%y be sure he is thoroughly convinced
1 or he would not do so. Telling one's
e.xperience when it is for the public
Rood is an act of kindness that should
be appreciated. The following state
ment given by a resident of Newberry
adds one more to the many cases of
Home Endorsement which are baing[
published about "The Little Conquer
or." Read it:
P. B Hutchinson proprietor of gen
eral bousebold furnishing store on Main
street says: 'I have used Doan's Kid
nev Pills in my family with very bpne
ficial etTect. We used them for kidney
t1ouble and backache. Tbe relief given'
was immediate and permanent I ob
tained the pil!s .t W. E. Pelbam &
Son's drua store and I can and do re
ct-mmend them very highiv believing
them to be all that is claimed for them.
For sale by all dealers. Price 55 cents
per box. Foster-Milburn Co. Buffalo. N.
Y.. sole aeent for the United States
Remember the name Doans and take
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
Has world-wide fame for mar
vellous cures. It surpasses any other
salve. lotion. ointment of balm for
Cuts. Corns. Burns. Boils Sores,
Felons, Ulcers. Tetter, Salt Rheum,
Fever Sores, Chapped Hands, Skin
Eruptions ; infallible for Piles. Cure
guaranteed. Only 25c at W. E.
Pelham & Son, druggists.
BOUGHT AND SOLD
MONEY TO LOAN
On Easy Terms
For Long Periods.
A few more Shares of the first series
Hoie LOa tul Tmt Co.
)e secured. Apply to
-M. 3E. maU3j3,
Sec'y and Treas.,
Newberry, S. C.
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al Paszsnger Agent. BS DNN
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1. trip this winter
and Island has
ithin easy reach,
hrough train ser
nter tourist tick
iale at all points
tvana. For rates,
, lepn car and
W. J. CRAIG.
I't, Wilmington, N. C.
w to Say It" sent to any address on
-- VIA :
The Nashville, ChattAnooga and
St. Louis Ry., and the West
ern and Atlantic R. R.
The Scenic Battlefield Route.
To the North, North-West and West.
Best Equipped Trains, Superior Service and
Quickest Time. For rates, schedules, maps,
etc., or any information, call on or address
JNO. E. SATTERFIELD,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
No. I North Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
Opposite Union Depot. Bell'Phone 169.
AIR - LINE - RAILWAY.
NORTH - SOUTH - EAST -o WEST.'.
Two Daily Pullman Vestibuled Limited Trains
Between SOUTH and NEW YORK.
FIRST-LASS ii 1 1' 1 f
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Points South and Southwest-To Savannah
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sWFor detailed information, rates, schedules, Pull
man reservations, etc., apply to any agent of The Sea
board Air Line Railway, or Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
Passenger Agent, Columbia, S. C.
C. F. STEWART, AssI.Gen&.Pass. Agt.,
I SAVANNAH, GA.
Clirlestoi l8I W83181ri 0a8ol1118 Rwr Ce. IW IIUL
Augusta and Asheviflo Short Line.
(Schiedule in effect August 1,1906.)
(Bead Down.) (Bead Upi (Eastern Standard Time.)
12.46 pm.........Lv Newberry..... Ar 3.10 pm
2.7pm....L Larn..... A?U pm
8.30pm.........Ar Spartanbur'g.... Lv I2O01pm 80mLAlna(..)A.~p
8.40 pm.........Avprnrgnvill Lr 10.05 am OSa Ateap
7.15pm......Ar asheville...... L7 7.8mm m p rewod36p
12.46 pm..Lv Eewberry (CJ.aL.) 810 pm 2lp rCitn(l')L. 5p
1.50 pm......Ar Laurens...............L 2.02 pn'
1.56 pm..... Lv Laurenas................Ar L.~m (0Amo
2.'i pm......Ar Greenwood........ ....Lv 12.44 pm 100a LvGen prga r4OSn
5.20- '...r Augusta..............Lv 10.10a1 12ammpnnu 3p
6.45 pm.L uu......APrtRyl...........A717.05 am ~ ~ rev1e 35P
12 48 pm......Lv Newberry (ON.ar.)Ar 3.10pmI
120pm'.A rLauren.......Lv .0p 5
3.25 pm..Ar Greenville.....Lv 12.15 pmexeexe
For forther Information relative to rates, Ia mp mpwr
etEO. BRY 4tGen. A.GrervIlle,S CJ.5 1 0 ak 4 5 5
Aue-ustaGa. 917583 GIvie 168044
T.M. r Trffi Manger.73~80 e Ki f na 197443
40 809 L49 A Ga(.r.) 1r. 75 4pm
112 00 310 Eber 34 75 p4
126 m rMnton(in L214 20 24p
N. c. ~~ 140 90 36 L ChGlen Ar0 60 2'ni
1nEfeeun~, 902 ~ 059 417 Whteock 12636002
iseteenAndrso an w.m 2210 40 Ba ant(in'r) 14 24 15p6
U&WX0U 35507412 7 lio 23 528 213
24 38.AneuoFS.4 11 7:A2Cno.. 1085
T.6 93.A eTramonge.73..800 2114Co KIad 1974
9 5.....Wetkde11039 92 U339 itontaion)11 2
. C0.. BBA'.TIEecever.......85 4495 1120
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.-825........Seneca..... .... .J 9s36Ar charleston Lv 6 00
. 86...Ws Unioa......n .. Trains 53 and 62 arrive and depart from
.- 80...Waialla..........new union depo.
All regular trains from Belton to Wa1ha3a, Trai1ns 22 and 21 from A. C. L. freight depot,
havin pr tne opsite dieetto nes et o Rans TeTbles, or further Informa
erwise specified bytrain order. tion call on ayAgent, or write to
Will also stop at the following stations to W. G. CID. H. 14. EMERSON,
take on and let o passengers: Phinney'sJ T . LS?TVI . Tra M. aES
J. K.e AnBROen, Spnend....ent. J. W. DENNING. Agt.. Newberry, 8 . C .