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emarkable Career of Gen. D.
Cook-He was Feared by
"Whenever you hear that a m;
is gln to et you. go after him. Hu
-im up. If necessary get him tir;
ut generally, when the man is four
h e will not he read':. A talk and
M Iderstanding will remove causes
"Nve a desperado no opportuni
to drak a pistol. My motto has
ways be4n: 'It is better to kill tO
men than\to have one kill you.' ''
These the, principles faithfully li
ed up to through forty-five years
active life on',the frontier as a pea
,bfficer were what a.:ve General Da
id J. Cook known and feared I
"bad men" through the whole Roe]
Mountain region from the Canadi;
to the Mexican borders, says the Si
Francisco Chroniele. As a brigadi
,gegrg31-in the.a.rmv, Indian scot
United States marshal, chief of poli
of Denver in the lawless days, sher
of Arapaho county and head of t]
Rocky Mountain Detective ageney,.
created a name that was a terror
the bad men of the border. Though ]
was senty-one years old when I
died in his Denver home last wee
there are still men living in the We
who heaved a sigh of relief when th,
heard the dauntless peace officer h,
-ollowed the unide across the rant
General Cook had little respect f
the professional "bad man," a
members of that class knew it. '
his time he had arrested more th,
3,000 of them, beginning with his ca
eer in Denver in 1S59. Among the
were between fifty and seventy-fi
murderers. all gun fighters and pr
fessional terrors on the frontier, wl
boasted of the notches on their gi
Through so many dangers Gener
Cook escaped unharmed to an a
vanced age. He explained his go<
fortune through the curious fact th
he was left-handed in handling we
pons. Time and again the, despera
bordermen, waiting for first chan
had watched Cook's right hand wh
preparing to get the drop. Then su
denly Cook's unguarded left flash
out with a forty-four on a bewilder
Cook did more to drive outla'
rom Colorado and keep the pea
han any c:ther man in the Wes.te
-An Indianan by birth, born in I
Porte. where some of his relatives st
live, he early entered on the adventt
otus career to which a love of peril
tracted him. He came to Denver
the ordnance department until 1S63.
One of his exploits was the extern
nation of the Reynolds guerrillas di
ing the war. Captain James Re
nolds. a Texan, with a courageo
band of riders, came north toward t
close of the war, intending to ta
and destroy Denver. On the w
they burned a number of New Me:
can~ and Colorado villages of pro-b
on sympathizers. They were met
Cook and his rangers thirty mi
south of Denver, near Elk creek, a
'tched battle ensued. The Texa
were routed with a loss of nearly:
their forces, and five of their capti~
were shot. One escaped.however, a
told a story that has led to a nev4
ending hunt for buried treasure.
Itt seemed that the guerrillas
their way nort-h, had attaeked a
captured a Mexican treasure tra:
from which they secured $70,0(
mostly in greenbacks. These they bu
ed in a locality on Elk creek, inter
ing to return and secure the treast
afe they had destroyed Denver. T
extermination of the band lost the
ret. and because the only survr
was never able to describe the pIa
where the fortune was buried, it:
mans safe to this day, Cook hunt
for the treasure often, and every su
mer parties spent weeks seeking it.
One of General Cook 's most not a]
kexploits was the quelling of the C
ese riots in Denver in 1880. Feehi
aainst the Chinese who then liv
*here in great numbers, grew 'to su
a pitch that infuriated mobs captur
Chinese on the streets and stru
them up to telegraph poles. The la
lessness grew to such an extent til
the sheriff and the police were pow'
less, and the Chinese quarter, w3
its population of 3,000 was threaten
with burning. In desperation t
county and state officials appealed
General Cook for assistance. He swC
in twenty-five picked deputies,
dead shots and fearless men like hi
self. They were known to the riot<
as men who would do their duty, a
mobs dispersed as fast as they a
vanced. Without bloodshed peace a
restored in a few hours and many
rests of leaders were made.
It was about this time that Co
performed a feat as famous in t
West as the ride of Sheridan in n
annals. One of the banks at Lee
ville. then a camp just bursting ir
fame was threatened with a dis;
ruUS PLi. Ti re wils eleJTj 1, i il
n' railroad. The bank ollciai wi ed
J. to Deiver to a cTempollden fr 1id
and t Is bank e1idwled (tmk iie
11 miles over i mnitaias to LeaL
ville. throl1 an outlaw countrV. to
in carrv $50.000 to the distressed bank.
tit Cook undertook alone the danger
ouS mission. and heavily armed start
d, ed with :the fortune iii h'is saddle bags.
In Wherever the telegraph wire reached
of a stage station messages were sent for
ielaVS of horses. Jumping from the
ty saddle of one exhausted horse to an
J- other Cook spurred over the trail in
-o less than twelve hours. All one day
the cashier stood at the window and
- paid the clamoring crowds of angry
f miners, while Cook was making his
ce ride. The bank had twenty minutes
V- longer to last when Cook spurred
)y through the streets of the camp and
: rode a horse covered with foam
in through the crowds up to the door. As
n he lifted the bags of money from his
-r saddle and carried them inside the
t,1 line of cursing miners broke into
2e cheers and melted away.
f The most noted detective work done
1e by Cook was in connecion with the
i murders of four Italian musicians in
to Evenver. The murderers, who were
ie nine countrymen of the victims, had
1e four days' start when the bodies were
k, found hacked *o pieces in a shanty.
st Cook traced and arrested them all in
different part. of the state. and later
saved their live. when. with his depu
- ties he fought off a mob that tried to
:r lynch them in Denver. All nine were
convicted. As a government detective
r Cook saved the government $100,000
mon cases handled by him.
r In spite of his advanced age Gen;
M eral Cook appeared regularly at his
0edesk at the Denver police headquar
o- ters, where his experience made his
assistance valuable. He was assign
ed to special duty and contribtited
al only recently to the solution of a
a,-"ber of difficult cases. Until at
- taeked by heart disease only a few
>d months ago he was vigorous in spite
at of a life of great stress and activity.
a- He stood over six feet in his stock
te ings and was as agile as a 'eat.
General Cook was a thirty-second
d- degree Mason and was high in the Odd
Fellows and Knights of Pythias or
d ders. Among poliee and detective
oficers his reputation was national,
and he was equally known in military
.s circles. From 1863 to 1890 he held
ee the posts of commander of the state
rn troops during the Indian wars or was
.sheriff of Arapaho county or chief of
apolice of Denver, almost without a
dbreak. Pioneers assembled from, all
.r- parts of the state to attend his burial.
in DETROIT'S GIRL DIVER.
"- Laid Up Comfortable Fortune by Her
ir- Calling-Her Father is Captain
7~ of Divers.
be Detroit's girl diver. Miss Frances
keBaker. is regarded as a protege by all
.the sailors of the Great Lakes. says
a-a Detroit dispatch to the New York
n- World. She is twenty-one years of
age and has laid up a comfortable
es bank account by followinghrhz
2dadu aln.Her first professional
n work was when she raised'.$1,f000
lworth of copper from the ship W. H.
es Stevens, which sank in eighty feet of
Kwater in Lake Erie several years
Miss Baker's father, Capt. H. V.
oBaker, was a captain of divers, and
from the first time she was allowed to
ngo down to the river alone, she used
to watch her father's wreeking ship
Sleave the doc-k and longed to go with
d-him. The ambition to become a div
e er matured in her as she girew older,
he and she deplored the fa.te which had
;e- condemned her to be a girl.
or At last her desire to become a diver
ce over me the ob.jection of her friends,
:e- and she began making- wreeking trips
ewith her father, and soon became his
minspearab)le compilanion. She made a
study of the machinery connected
>le with diving, and in time learned to
-command the wa cking boat with
ng j ireat skill and assurance.
ed Her first descent was in Lake Hu
h ron,p where a big wooden b)arge had
ed gone down, and before the wrecking
"steamer har" :-eached the spot where
w the barge h:l sunk, the mewner spoke
at to Miss Baker. regrettin-Z the l as of
r-a diamond ring which wvat in the cab
ed Min Baker i.mmediaitely offered to
he irec.over it for him, as she had been
to planninw for some time to make her
re first desc-ent upon the first favorable
all opportunity. When everything was
r- ade ready for her to descend. her
s' own father manned the compressed
ad air apparatus. which meant life or
d-death to her, as she calmly walked
as down the.ship's ladder and without a
ir- moment's hesitation disappeared un
Ider the water.
ok In describing the sensations of the
he initial trip she said that the feeling
ar at the outset was as it some great
.cre:ture with a thousand arms was
to pri- her cently but firmly on all
si-es, nd na if in a few minutes herj
'il i W1c 1 %vo ulil be (l."t off (lIfillel. % lli
SIRI WZiI il ' 1*('1 l L'Fi- t ielied. alL e(Ill
if te baVli d ll Imille 1elld) b
iire hl-i. lI ha< a stiralig("e feelitii
I1 buoyal-vy all(I tile txwenty pinds
lif lead(I alidellied to her feet Seeme(
lit) lIea Vie i li lea I lier , (Ie. a,: sie
followed her eompalion to the walls
of the sunken ship, and with his aid,
elimbed over them.
At this point she experienced severe
pains in her head and felt as if her
nose was going to bleed, but. still un
daunted, she reached the ca.bin of the
barge, where she entered, and, with
the aid of the electric light at her belt.
sought out the corner of the cabin
which contained a small stand, upon
wich was the tiny box containing the
much desired diamond ring.
In her haste to reach it she stum
bled and fell, and for the moment
was consumed by a terrible fear, as
the pressure of the water, together
with breathing the compressed air,
ad now become almost overpowering,
but she quickly gained her self-con
trol, and with the box in her and re
turned to the deck of the wreeker.
As a reward for this exploit Miss
Baker w* presented with the dia
mond ring she had recovered, and it is
now in her possession.
The ring marked the beginning of
her fortune, as she had proved that
she could live nder the water, and
to be able to do this means that a
person is worth anywheie from $50
to $200 a day to a wrecking company.
As ninety-nine out of every one hun
red men who descend into the wa
ters of the lakes will in a few minutes
begin to suffer from blc .ding at the
nose, head-splittin! pains, and suffo
CItion, that is why all good divers
from one end of the Great Lakes to
the other may be counted on one's
fingers and toes.
No sweeter woman ever trod the earth
A flower of sweetness, to her soul at
Hands of her infants clung with lbab3
And. little eyes looked up into hei
And little lips of love in childhood
Felt the soft roseleaf of her veivel
With happiness too much for tongue
They wandered trustful in her beaut.
No gentler spirit ever dwelt with mer
Bringing the old times sweetness hael
W\ith' ch1anu .a raturec. piaties er
Noi nder courage in a stronger sdl
Serev above disaster and content
Wi:I the sweet love she gathered as
From those Who draw about her dag
In the .ealm beauty of her mothei-~
No sweeter name, no sweeter spell o1
Down the dark valley of the years o:
0 mother, mother, we go our way
As men found fighting where tlie light
Look back with longing to your arm
And dream the dreaming of thei
And know your goodness, and ar
glad to creep
On the solf pillow of your breast t
I have an exce
one can put it c
Sapolin Floor P4
Wire Screen En;
Try alO0 cent ca
that while we sell goods
is always first considere
of shoes for 75 cents or
it must be the best pair
ey will buy. . . .
New Lawns, Etc.
Just received, 50 pieces colored Muslin worth
12c. at special for Saturday and Monday, 9c. yd.
5 pieces Brown Linen at ioc. yd.
10 pieces Brown Linen worth 20c. . at special
3 pieces Brown Linen worth 25C., full 30 in.
wide at 20C. yd.
Sheets, Pillow Cases, White Quilts. Etc.
40 doz. hem stitched Sheets, full size worth
$1.oo. at special 75c. each.
125 doz. Pillow Cases worth 12Yc. at special
6 pairs f r Si.oo.
Light and dark Percales for Shirts, Shirt
Waists, etc., cheaper than you can buy them
1 elsewhere. ,
At cost, for reason, our store room is too small
to carry any goods from one season to another.
We will sell all spring and summer Clothing and
low cut Shoes at or about first cost.
25 d6z. Coat Shirts worth 75c. and $1.oo, at
special 49c. the -Shirt. By the doz. $5.75.
All $i.oo Shirts at 85c. each.
Undershirts from 25C. up.
5 gross Men's Washable Ties at special 5 for
NOTICE-This store si
If you vyil-l pay for got
your rnoney, will be ref0
TH E BE
E. L. Bai
a alld it for less,
Modest ohinese. "Plenty of A.
The following is a literal transla- men) know my:
tion of a Chinese ink maker's adver- er cheated-they
tisement, and is a fairly g;ood example a good name. I n
of the "puff direet:'' - f HIeaven' and
'At the shop Tae-shing (prosperous the empire.
in the extreme)-very good ink, fine ! "As the roar
fine! Ancient shop, great-grandfather, ________
fthisr,k finead hard, very hard; Capital '$50
picked with- care, selected with at
tenion. I sell very good ink, prime
eost is very. This ink is hhavy; so is
make it fokr the sake of accumulating
base eoin and cheat, while I make it
only for a name.
lent Polish. Any
e Polish. an e
}el is prepared tc
1at legal rates.
or for other p
amel.positors of coi
JNO. M. KII
very cheap, that quality
d with us. If it is a pair
a pair of shoes for $5.00
that that amount of mon
U I it 53
Fall Shoes Coming In.
We are agents for six of the best factory made
Shoes on the market.
i,oo pairs Dean's second Brogans, worth
$1.75 a leader at $1.25 the pair. These were
shipped ten days ago, but haven't come in yet.
Ladies' coarse or work Shoes, wade by Wolf
Bros., Columbus, Ohio. Every pair guaranteed,
worth $2.50, special $1.98 the pair. One pair
will last all season, cheaper than two $1.50 pairs.
We also handle this line in Boys', Misses and
Children's. Look at this line before you buy
your fall Shoes.
We are also agents for the Buster Brown Blue
Ribbon Shoes for Boys and Girls, G. H. Gerber's
Shoes for Children, T. B. Barry's finer Shoes for
Men, the Brown Shoe Co.'s Shoes fr ,Men,
Ladies and Children, John Michel's special $3-oo
and $3.50 Shoes for Men. We bandle only fac
tbry made Shoes and sell them for less.
All, low cut Shoes and Oxfords at cost.
1986 pairs Men's Odd Pants to close at less
than you can buy them elsewhere.
427 Ladies' Skirts in all the new cloths from
98c. each to $7.-50
7 bolts 25c. Matting left, to close at $5.5o the
- Coats' Spool cotton 5c. spool.
8 balls good Sewing Cotton for 5e
mAs goods for cash only.
)dS and not satisfactory
-Kwan-tsaes (gentle- f to every place, so does the fame of
uk-my family nev- jthe 'dragon's jewel' (meaning his
have always borne ink.) Come, all A-Kwan-tsaes (gen
ake ink for the 'Son tiemen), corbe to my shop and see the
all the mandarins in sign Tea-shing at the side of the1 door..
It is Season-'hwuy street (small wat
of the tiger extends er -street) outside the south gate."
geM ERCIAL DANK
of Newberry, S. C.,
mergency you may need a little money..
The Commercial Bank
loan reasonable sums on acceptabie, collateral
If you need money to pay or discount your bills
urposes come to the bank and talk it over. De
rse receive the preference.
st Paid in Savings Department.
he Bank for your Savings."'
~ARD, Pres. 0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
. Y. McFALL C snhier.