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ooz Oaidbalisw. to Ot
sanship 1A.Only Fifty Years.
The Maori are in many respeel
the most remarkable savages wit
whom the white man has come in eor
et, says the National Geographi
Fifty years ago catinibalistic feastl
at.,which the flesh of their falle
enemies was served, were not unoon
mon. Today severalt members of thei
race are members of the New Zealan
parliament, and Maor women, as we
-as the white women of New Zealant
exercise the right to vote.
-When the English first occupie
the islands, in the early part of t1
nineteenth century it is estimate
that there were albout 100,000 Maor
in New Zealand. They were divide
into tribes, each having its own ut
,written laws regarding lands, cultivi
tion and other social matters.
Th'e English found that they ha
a genius for war, showing unusui
'ability in building, fortifying and di
fending stockades, and they exper
enced considerable difficulty in sul
The Maoris were:also skilled in sei
eral arts. They tilled the soil wil
great care, as carvers and decoratoi
they were unrivalled in the executic
of rock paintings and in carvir
the ornamental figures of their dwel
ings, their boats and sacred endl<
But the Maoris were also noted f<
Ulh)eir remarkhble tattooing, whi
was designed to clothe as well as di
corate the body. The Maori arti
new how to give endless variety i
the curves of his drawings; the .ni
y tural furrows, the movements of tt
countenance, the play of muscles
everything was made to enhance ti
charm of the design; and a hale your
man certainly presented a fine sigh
draped only in this delicate netwoz
of blue lines on the ruddy brown
Whoever refused to undergo ti
protracted tortures of. tattooing r
quired at every important event
his life was regarded as a person >
his own consent foredoomed to sla,
cry. The men were actually depilate
in order to increase the surface to 1
covered with ornamental tattooin
while for young women the oper
tion was limited to the lips, when
the term blue lips applied to them I
-There are about 351000 Maor
left. These have retired to the itortl
ern provinces of New Zealand, whe1
certain reservations have been si
apart as their exclusive property.
Schools have been establish
which the Maori children attend r,
larly. It is said that such of the:
s continue into the higher branch,
of learning are worthy rivals of whil
students. Some of the Maoris hai
ecome large landed proprietors; th(
are proud of their right to vote, ar
especially of the fact that their w<
men obtained this privilege at ti
same time that it was given to ti
white women of New Zealand,i
IS NOT A NEW PIROPOSITION
Gov. Ansel Decides Upon "Oommc
Sense Argument" That This is
~vin Effect the .Same Territory
-Therefore Refuses Pe
tition for New
in the matter ofr the Mart Gary Ne
''The petitioners in this matte/or0
ginally filed a pectitionl on the 1.01
day of January, 1907, asking that
portion of 'Aiken and Edgefield com
ties be cut off to form a new count;
and attached thereto a map shiowii
the outlines of salid pr0osed ne
county. '1Dhe question of the sumeiient
of the boundaries, as shown by sai
map, was heard by my p)redecesso
his excellency Gov. Heyward, and
was held by -him to be auffiient ar
commissioners were appointed to a:
certain and rep)ort .whether the coi
stitutional requirements would b)e fui
filled in the teritory sought to be ci
''After "the appointment of sai
commission, t<he petitioners herei
made ap)plication to me to amret
their petitions by showing the mete
and bounds of the proposed new cou1
ty and attaching to said applicatic
for county, giving courses, distance
metes and bounds. The attorneys f<
those opposed to said new county th<
proposed new county was substantlia
ly the same as Heywrd' count
which latter county was defeated
tVhe election held in Deeember, 10
"I then gave notice to the atto
neys representing both sidIes of ti
controversy that I would hear arg1
ments on the 21st instant upon ti
"First. As to my authority to a
ow Vho original petition to be amen
ed t this.tige,and
econdly. Th4t if I allowed the
. amexidment to the petition, is the
proposed new county the same as
Heyward county, heretofore voted
s upon, under a proper construction of
h the constitution of this state?
Qn the 21st day of June, 1907, the
.0 counsel for the petitioners hnd foi
the opponents, the said proposed new
g, county, came before me and argued
n fully and ably bot)h the questiomn
. above stated. I am satisfied that un.
r der the rules of pleading and prac
d tice in the courts of this state thal
1 if this proceeding were in the court
the amendment would be allowed anI
I know of :no better rule to follow. I,
therefore, allowed the amendment andI
e will consider the other question up
d on tie petitions and maps as thk
is a mended.
d 'The constitution, article 7, see.
.. tion 2, provides that 'An election up
. on the question of forming the sam(
proposed new county shall uot bc
d held oftener Vhan once in four years.
" ''The question presents itself whal
is meant by the '1ame proposed nei
.. county?' Is the word 'saine' to be
. construed literally or to be given a
more liberal construction? From the
- authorities cited to me in the argu
h ment, I am of opinion that it is tc
-j be construed liberally and not liter
''The map shows that t'he proposed
new county has all the territory in il
that was in the proposed county ol
Heyward except 50 square miles ii
ir Aiken county at one place left oul
h and 18 square miles at another plac(
put in and 32 square miles in Edge.
t field county taken in; otherwise, th(
o territory is practically the same.
'Construing that .section of t<l
1 constitution liberally, as I am bound
to do, from the authorities cited, ane
L looking at the question from a com.
mon sense standpoint, as suggested b3
t, one of the counsel, I iam forced t<
,k the conclusion that the proposed ne,%
of county 'herein petitioned for is thE
'same proposed :new county' as thal
1e of Heyward county and that there car
3 not be another election in said ter.
lf ritory until the expiration of foui
years from the date of the electior
I upon the question of the formatioi
d of I-cyward county.
'The said petition for said propos.
ed new euntiy as amended is, there
e ''M. F.Ansel,
is REBUILT RIO JANEIRO.
e City Was Torn Down Simply to Im
mt prove Appearances. ...
d The loyal citizens of Rio de Janeir<
3- are manifesting much pride and sat
n isfaction these days in the improve
,s ments which have been effected ii
:0 their city within the last two or thre(
re years, particularly the improvement,
y whieb combine to make R.io a mor
d beautiful and healthful place of habi
1e The Brazilian Rcev, for instance
e0 says that the oftener one goes alont
n- the Avenue Central and the Aveum
-Beira Mar, the more one marvels a
the amount of work that's been don<
in so short a time, and at the wva3
in which Rio in their y'ears has beer
Xi turned from a collection of narrov
streets and cramped houses into on<
of thre finest cities 'in the world
Avenues, buildings, parks, gardens
boulevards seem to have sprung int<
being at the touch of the magician's
In It is doubtful whether there has
W over been another instance where
city has been practically pulled dowr
i- imd rebuilt with every modern im.
h provement merely for the sake oi
a the improvement. Other cities hrave
1- been destroyed by fire or some hos.
V, tile demonstration or nature and havt
g again risen better and more beautiful
WV than ever before, but feiv cities hav<
:y been deliberately pulled down. for th<
d solo purpose of making them mor<
r, healthful and beautiful.
it Nothing is more significant of the
d change than the immense increase ir
3- automobiling in Rio. It is said thai
1- two years ago there were probably
1- not more th'an half a dozen cars it
it Rio, while now there are hundreds.
T1wo years ago automobiles wouli
d have been practically useless becausi
n1 there wvere no roads whore they couli
d be used. Now that is changed ani
's the opportunities for automobiling
1- are the best.
s, HIon. Tom Watson is said to be0 op
>r posed to immigration. If we had
ii Tom in this state we would be oppos.
1- ed to it-we would he satisfied with'
0. An Ohio mayor has ruled that ice'
r'- cream on Sunday is a necessity. W<
1e know a small boy wvhose regret is,thai
.r- Sunday is a 9ecessity for ice-cream.
One thing in fav or of the unwritter
I- law is that it is not taught by th<
1. correspondence schools.
NEVER EMMD A Prin
First Treasurer of Dkota Ha
Most Unique Experience.
Samuel d. Irish, who is resid
here in good health at the age
ninety-seven, says the Wh'cwog,
correspondent of the New York I
ald, Is the opty man, living or d(
who has serve.] -s the !reasurer c
state or territory of the Union w
out ever coming into poscssion
any money belonging to the comu
Mr. Irish wai the first treaci
of Dako'a territory-foir timts
size of New York state--anid !
the office by dpiving out a carpet
United States marshal and get:i
,new election. This marshal's n
was Pinney, and as laWt as mne 3
ago Mr. Irish knew hini to be
living in California. -
Pinney had charge of the bal
during the noon recess, and when
final count showed many i (i.
lots tha-i- voters, Mr. Irih. -tnilk
for trm%uror, charged Pihitey '
fraud, -ii-I e-Lcorted hi-n o.; of
buildling..rhe result of thi new e
tion, which consisted of balloting
Yankton-the only settlement
consequence in the vast territoi
was sent to Washington with the f
and the government ofilials dechv
the second elertion valid. ThiE
during the administration of Pi
There had beit no tax levy i
and before the collection of the f
taxes Mr. Irish was out of office, ]
ing taken th,) field as ucot a I
tenant of Compan, B, one of the
hastily org-m.nized lerritorial t-ocp
fight the bloody Sioux. He said
other d-ay that lie had never cease
wonder wily lie and his family v
not slain by a band of Sioux i
riors who swooped down up.n I
while they were residenis of
Homme county, Dakota, before g
to Yankton. He was armed,
knowing resistance was useless,
stood resolutfly while the Ind
rushed upon him, his faii) ha)
fled into the cabin.
The reds, nonplussed by this
tion, after i pailey, accepted s
small gifts, and departed tj fo
slay the -neighbors of Mr. Irish.
Born in Chittenden county, Vt
1810, he went to New York whe
yctng man, and worked as a car
ter and contractor until 1 0.', an
calls having helped to construec n
buildings in the Ol Tri.ity (i
Coming west that year, he hoe
for a short time in Allamakie c
ky, Ia., and then went to 1)dge e
ty, Minn., where he helped found
town of Mantorville, and sugge
the name in h.-mor oP Peter Mar
one of their party. After a trip
Missouri and Kansas, he locatei
He has seen te:r1!ory a.f 15(
square miles develop into two of
greatest agricultura! state3 in
world. Where there were bunt a
thousand acres under s'3mi-enu'
tion then, there arc now - mnany~
lions of acres full of prodnetiveli
Mr'. Bryvan having defined a De
crat as ''one who b)elieves in
rule ofC the plel)t'' it is certain
Mr. Roosevelt wilI purloin the de
toin.o his parlity, but if Mr. Bi
htas said that ' 'a D)emocrat~ is
who believes in a tar-iff for r'evm
only'' lie would at least haveg
his party suomethiing that thle Re]
lieans 'dare not steal.
She Might Have Been Wok'th Id
-Mr's. Benham--How much did
p)ay the minister when we were
Mr's. Benham-You mean, hat
thing, I know you paid $10 wh'len
married your first wife.-Bpro
to come and see ti
hand, In looking o
good many things t1
a sacrifice. Everyor
Come and jU<
B ler of Imperial Ginger
a., Al , Root Beer,j Cham
[er- pa ne Cider, Wiseola and
taD iestic Lager Beer in
ith- pidts, 10 dozen.to the cask,
of $7.50 per cask.
ton- Write' for complete price
trer list, Wholesale and retail
the dealer in Wines and Li
lots the contract for
bal- your new build
Vith ing see W. T. Liv
le- ingston. B e s t
of Work. Lowest
wa Lock Box No. 59.,
Newberry, S. C
Have You Seen
1 to Our new and up-to-date Sods
to Fountain? No! Welf, call anc
Var- e a beauty.
Bon We are ready to serve yot
but the purest Ice-cold Drinks tc
iani be found.
Cur Ice Cre-mis well knowr
ac- and it shall be our aim to serve
it in approved style.
Call early and often and be
n a refreshed.
cnJ00.88, 38 [8 1
.ted Rates from Newberry S. C., as fol
)un- Season Ticket $19.55. Sold dail;
sted April 19th to November 30th.
ttor, 60 Day ticket $16.30. Sold dail;
into April 19th to November 30th.
I in 15 day ticket $14.30. Sold dail:
April 19th to November 30th.
,00 Coach Excursion $8.55. Sold oee
the T uesday; limit 10 days. Endorsed
few ''Not good in parlor or sleepin
mil- Trhrough Pullman sleeping cars, vi
iess. Atlantic Cost Line Railroad company
Write for a beautiful illustrate
10-folder~ containing maps, descriptiv
the mater, list of Hotel, etc.
that For reservations or any informa
Sni- tion, Address,
yan T. C. White,
one0 General Passenger Agt.
nue1 W. J. Craig,
tven Panssenger Titiffic Manager,
mlb- Wilmington, N. C.
ore. OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS
youJ for which we will allow the highesi
nar- prices towards now Instruments. Nt
Club rates to offer, but we Pledge
better Instruments for 'lhe same oi
elless mlonley, t han those at club ratr
YO" Write Malones Music House, Cu.
Elyn lumbia, S. C., for special prices ani
-te Bargain we have on
ver our stock we find a
iat we are going to sell al
ie of them good values.
:ge for yourself.
Right in TI
With a great line of Sprinj
ing, Slipp.rs, Shoes, Str
Embroidery, the new thit
Goods a specialty. The <
pass anything that has eve
means that our 1907 H
equals. Our other lines<
and as usual you will f!
New Drop Head Domestil
Machine, Drop Head, 20
People say Moseleys
make piofit. What differ
ple say as long as you get
In fact anything
Don't forget to
They are also al
Which we use are wit
We believe in PUR
We constantly preal
We always practice
* PURITY counts, a
* Ask your doctor.
Season, Sixty Day an
daily, commencing A;
vember 30th, 1907.
Very low rates will ala
BRASS BANDS in u
STOP OVERS will b
and Fifteen Day Tick<
For full and comple
Agents Southern Rail
e Fro.q Rank
r and Summer goods, Spring Cloth
aw Hats. Elegant line Laces and
gs In Summer Dress Goods, Black
:reations in millinery will easily sur
r been shown gt this store, and this
ats have no superior and but few
:omplete and full of new fresh goods
nd our prices just right. Just think
Machine $25.00, New Deflance
years guarantee, $17.93.
:an't sell the goods at the price and
ence does It make to you what peo
'ERITY, S. C.
is & Ruff
D & NEWS
Vou need along that line.
call on them.
Kents for Laurens Steam
bout exception the purest grade.*
PURITY when preparing medi
id counts for much, in medicines.
ni Ter-Gentennial Exposition
d Fifteen Day Tickets on sale
>ril 19th, to and including No-.
so be made for MILITARY and
niform attending the Exposition.
e allowed on Season, Sixty Day
~ts, same as on Summer Tour
te information call on Ticket
nay, or write
R. W. Hunt
3 Charleston, S. CJ