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WILD BILL'S FIRST FIGHT.
He Was Wounded, But Killed Six
Members of the McKandlas Gang.
Denver Field and Farm.
Wild Bill, whose real name was
Jas. Hickok, first came west in 1857,
and drove an ore team on the plains
for Majors & Russell in i86o. He
subsequently engaged himself to the
overland stage company as stock
tender and was put in charge of a
new stage station on Rock Creek,
near the old McKandlas station,
which was generally known as Rob
ber's Roost. This was the headquar
ters for the McKandlas gang. a
crowd th.at had held together since
the Missouri-Kansas border ruffian
days and generally had things their
own way. A man named Ficklen,
and a number one stage hand, was
the superintendent. He tried to buy
out the McKandlas station, but fail
ing to do this, he built a new one
near by, putting young Hickok in
charge. Up to that time he had
never experienced trouble with any
one, and was not likely to have fric
tion, especially with the old station
keeper, McKandlas, or his men.
In the winter of i86o-6i McKan
dlas and his nephew and four other
men passed by the new station on
horseback, leading an old man who
was afoot. They had a rope around
the old fellow's neck, and occasion
ally they would take a few turns
aroundIhe horn of the saddle, make
a run on the rope and jerk the old
man down and drag him on the
ground until he was nearly dead. The
only spite they had against him was
that he was a North Methodist
preacher. If Wild Bill was anything
he was an Abolitionist and free-soiler,
and loyal to the United States. The
McKandlas crowd was planning to
make a raid on several stations to
secure the stock, and go south. They
told young Hickok they would /take
the stock. He replied that he would
When they returned late in the
evening two stopped at the corral,
two went to the front and two to the
back door of the cabin or hut.
Hickok told them he would shcot the
first man who took down the bars
of the corral. The elder McKan
dlas fired at Hickok, but missed him.
-Hickok returned the fire with a rifle,
and shot McKandlas in the heart.
The next shot from Hickok killed the
nephew, and the two fell at the front
door. Just then the two at the back
door opened fire. One shot from a
*double-barrelled gun lodged seven
full grown buckshot into Hickok's
right side and breast, two of which
entered his lungs. The two men who
stopped at the corral came to the
assie' nce of the two men at the
house. Hickok was the- in a hand
to-hand fight with four men. He
killed three of them in the house, and
wounded the other so badly that he
died on the prairie.
Could Not Think of Amen.
A relative of the late Walter B.
Brooks tells of a dinner upon one oc
casion at that gentleman's house
when a clerical guest was requested
to ask a blessing, says the jBaltimore
Sun. The reverend gentleman com
plied, but once started on his flow
of invocation there seed er no indi
cation that he ever intended to stop.
-' On and on swept the stream of elo
quence while the soup turned stone
cold and the hostess looked appeal
ingly at her husband. Suddenly Mr.
Brooks broke into the blessing with
a fervent and final "Amen." The
clergyman stopped, and with beaming
eyes ejaculated: "Oh, thank you,
thank you. I could not think of
the v:ord amen to- save my life."
A WONDERFUL SAVING.
The largest Methodist church in
Georgia calculated to use over one
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint in painting their church.
They used only 32 gallons of the
Longman & Martinez Paint mixed
with 24 gallons of linseed oil. Actual
cost of paint made was less than $1.20
Saved over eighty -($8o.oo) dollars
in paint, and got a big donation be
EVERY CHURCH will be given a
liberal quantity whenever they paint.
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M. and three gai
Ions of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
These celebrated paints are sold by
FIGHTING IS HARD WORK.
Strain on Nerves and Muscles Worse I
Than the Dangers in Battle. I
"When I read in the newspapers
that the Japanese army is exhausted
it makes me shudder," said a veteran
of the Philippine war. "The accounts
of the heaped up dead and the ter- 1
rific slaughter don't affect me at all,
but that statement brings up bitter
memories, for fighting is the hardest
work in the world.
"Our battles with the insurgents
were only skirmishes as compared
to the fighting in Manchuria. Now
in a battle of the magnitude, say, of
Caloocan, you don't realize that any
one has been killed or wounded.
"When you come back to camp at
night, you are surprised to hear that
men in your own platoon have fallen.
You see, the company advances in
extended order. As soon as a man
is struck, he falls to' the rear, and
if you're attending to business you
aren't looking back. So that, never
seeing any slaughter, you aren't es
pecially scared after your first ac
"But the hard, nerve racking work
of it! All day you are sprnting swift
hundred yard dashes, carrying a
heavy gun and a back breaking load
"Then you get to cover and work
your rifle like mad, and when you feel
too tired to lift a hand there's another
dash ahead of you.
"Just for a variety you may have
to dig trenches at racing speed for an
hour or so-and all this, usually, in
a broiling sun. - Ten to one you have
to march half the night to another
the fceling. It is exhaustion, mus
po,sition and that often on an empty
"With it all goes a tense nervous
strain more wearying than the actual
work. I've read a great deal of that
depression which settles over an
army after a battle and which often
makes the winners believe that they
"Historians and novelis.ts lay it to
the sight of the dead and wounded
and the sickening realization of the
bloody work they've done. I know
cular and nervous exhustion, noth
ing more nor less."
These requirements as to height of
I buildings in Manchester, England, are
enforced: Buildings in narrow streets
shall not exceed in height two and
one-half times the width of such
street: buildings in the principal
streets are restricted to go feet; and
buildings in ordinary streets are re
stricted to 65 feet.
There is room in Mexico for the
engineer, electrical, mining mechan
ical or civil, the architect, the veter
inarian, the scintific agriculturist, the
practical man in any line.
RESPONSIBLE FOR NINETY-FIVE'
PER CENT. OF ALL D18EA8E8
"Seven Bar Cures or No Pay
The cause of nearly every disease can
be directly traced to clogged and inac
tive stomachs, livers or intestines. Bil
iousness, Indigestion, Gout, Rheuma
tism, Headaches, Insomnia, Kidney and
Bladder troubles, and all Liver Com
plaints, emanate from one of the diges
tive or drainage organs. These organs
must be kept constantly in action to in
sure uninterrupted good health, and
there is no remedy or o . rective, so
harmless and so certain as "Seven
There Is no ailment originating from
any of the organs of the digestive and
drainage system, but what will readily
succumb to the use of "Seven Barks"
a purely vegetable preparation, put up
on a noted German physician's original
formula. It is not a patent medicine.
If any one with stomach, liver or k-id
ney troubles will call at our store and
get a bottle of "Seven Barks," take as
directed-and if all the benefit one
should expect is not derived, no charge
will be made. We are not taking
chances in making this offer, for we
know the character of the remedy and
we are satisfied it will do all that is
claimed for it.
David B. Hill.
Esopus, N. Y., Sept. 12.-David B.
iill called at Rosemount today at
ialf after twelve and remained
hrough luncheon with Judge Parker.
The two had a conference lasting
:elt's letter of acceptance.
vell into the afternoon. They would
ay nothing for the public as to the
iature of the subjects under discus
A EASONA BLEP
Soda water is always-in season'
Whether taken hot or cold it is
vholesome beverage, unless ren
lered deleterious to health by be,
ng loaded with impure artificia'
lavorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" iE
[HE PROSPERITY DRUG O,
Prosperity, S. C.
i ffs7 F&' - - -- St. Loti
Choice of Routes
rhrough Pullman Sleepers,
3top-overs allowed at Wester
North,Carolina Summer Re
sorts and other points.
Low Excursion Tickets
For full information or World'
Fair literature apply to an:
agent Southern Railway, o
R. W. HUNT,
Div. Pass. Agent
Charleston, S, C..
We are prep
pared to gin 126
bales per day ai
50 Cents a bale
Wil furnish bag.
ging -and ties ai
We invite youi
buy your seed
Souuhern Cotton Seed Oil Co,
L. W. F LOYD,
Do not place your
rder for thdse ma
chines untill you gei
aur PRICES, we have
the BEST MADE.
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Sec'v and Treas.
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The Best Rates and Ro
Via Richmond and I
Norfolk and Stean
Louis, Chicago, NE
Points South and South
and Jacksonville anc
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man reservations, etc., app.
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Passenger Agent, Columbid
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Western and Al
To St. Louis and all pc
west. Three Solid Tra
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r without change
Only through car se
go, withou , 1 -
Close connections r
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Week End Rates via Southern.
For Saturday and Sunday morning
trains the Southern railway will sell
,round trip tickets to the following
points at very low rates. Tickets good
returning until Tuesday following
date of sale:
Waihalla, S. C., $3.40
Spartanburg, S. C., 2.ro
Greenville, S. C., 2.10
Asheville, N. C., 3.85
Hot Spring, N. C., 4.6o
Arden, N. C., 3.85
Fletchers, N. C., 3.85
Hendersonville, N. C., 3.85
Flat Rocke N. C. 385
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ute to all Eastern Cities
Mashington, or via
iers.- To Atlanta,
is, Louisville, St.
w Orleans, and All
all points in Florida
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Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
L, S. C.
sst. Gent. Pass. Agt.,
:. Louis Railroad.
ints West and North
ins Daily with Pullman
Atlanta to Sx. Louis,
rvice, Atlanta to Chica
riade at Atlauta with the
wray. Central of Georgia
ern Railway trains.
er information write to
nes, T. P. A.,
or St. Atlanta, Ga,
Chas. E. Harmon,
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- - - ST, LOUIS,
Fhrough Pullman Sleepers, and
Nlorth Carolina Summer Resorts
Sale from Newberry as follows:
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:ets - - 31.00,
ckets - 25.00
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