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To guard agaIlnSL any surprise, ei
ther in front or in the rear, I sent
two men forward. and had two to foI
low in the rear, several hundred yards
toi give~ warning, shzould allything un
ualturn up. Abat tel o'eloek. we
c(cludd w hal a short whil e for
breakfa,;;t and res, . but ultSL tilen, the
Vdeites letIn the rea-.came runnn
up and reported. a body of horsemen
in our .ear. We were on a Wooded
bill wit.h a considerable valley be
tween us and the hill behind. so I
deployed my men as skirmishers on
either side of the thoroughfare, eon
cealing them behind the great trees
that covered the hill we were on. We
waited in breathless silence, listening
to the distant rumbling which we took
to be artillery. I had recently re
cruited my company with a large
number of young men from the boy
companies at Florence, and they be
came undulv excited and rattled at
the prospects of getting into a fight
with our own men.
A short while after getting the men
in position, we saw coming down the
opposite hill ten or twelve mountel
men, apparently examining our tracks
and behind the horsemen were a dozen
or more covered wagons,. six mules
to a team. I couldn't for the life ol
me make it out. When the troops
came up opposite, or rath-er inside o'
our cordon, I stepped out, and cried,
"Halt." Then came the clicking
down our line as the men cocked their
rifles, and of all the frightened men
I ever saw, these horsemen were cer
tainly the most frightened. When
they looked down the line and saw the
l>ristling guns, they fairly lost their
wits. They seemed to be all officers,
and when I questioned them as to
their business and purpose, they sim
ply looked at each other in blank
amazement. unable to make any reply.
I then told them we were soldiers that
did not wish to surrender and were
trying to make our way to the Trans
Mississippi, and that we would not Ie
turned back without a struggle. The-i
a great smile spread all over their
countenances. one of the older men
shouted, "'that's our tramp precisely.
We do not wish to surrender. and we
are taking these teams and wagons
back to our homes in Mississippi."
An understanding was soon reached;
we joined forces and took up our
march together. The wagons were all
loaded with sugar, coffee, meat and
Confederate cloth. They promised to
give us plenty to eat and drink and to
carry our baggage while we were to
guard and protect th-e train. I gath
ered from their conversation, that this'
train belonged to the Westein army
-and was under their control, that they
had selected the very best mules and
outfit, loaded up with the most sale
able and valuable goods, and were
making their way home; there to sell
The outfit and divide the money be
tween them. They were quarter-mas
ters and commissaries, and when they
told me of their designs, I determined
then and there, that we, too, would
have a finger in the pie when a divide
or separation took place. We traveled
along in good humor with ourselves
and our newcomers felt highly pleased
and satisfied at the idea of being
guarded by a hundred riflemen. They
fed us well and wve lived like lords
while it lasted.
We traveled along leisu.rely for
several days, witihout accident, until
we came to a large stream ,greatlyI
swollen by recent rains up the river.
We had been traveling in regular miu
,itary order, the wagon train in the
center, with our troops in front and
rrear. Inasmuch as I had command of
that branch of our little army that
had the fighting and guarding to do,
should we be set upon, the Mississip
pians very willingly turned the entire
direction of affairs over to my hands.
We went into camp for a few days3
at an old mill, wit'h the ford just be
low, to await the subsidence of the
waters. During this time, we heard
that the Yankees were on the other
side of the river and were picketing
every crossing of' rivers, north of the
state line. This information threw
the quartermasters and teamsters in
the wildest cofuio. They thou?h
to be eaught with govern,ment proper
tv in the.ir possession, would be a
criminal action and cause them to be
sent north for trial. I tried to allay
their fears as much as possible, as
surinw them I had sufficient forces to
iv'otect the train. But nothing would
sa.tisfy them but return, and I sawv
the. teams turned( round and wind
their way slowly over the hills with a
5(ore heart. We had set much store by
the outfit and intended to come in for
an equal distribution at the parting
of the ways. Had I known then, what
I larned later. I would have taken
osession of the train of wagons.
and let their cdheers and t eamlste:s 2'o
o the lad and report.ed no enemy ni
to the rivers further in our rear. We
all crossed over. feeling well rested by
our few days halt, and continued our
(To be Continued.)
GOOD ROADS CAMPAIGN.
Spartanburg People Evidently Mean
Business.-To Issue $400,000
Sptanbug, July 17.-The execu
tive conimittee of the good roads
league of Spartanbrg conuty and
represeMative citizens from all see
tions of the county held a conference
at the Court House today and decided
to start a campaign of education in
the interest of good roads to over
come the objection of citizens against
the issue of $400,000 bonds for the
purpose of building good roalds. Meet
ings will be held in various parts of
t,Je county and prominent men will
make addresses on the advantages of
good roads. The committee also de
cided on the follow-up letter system.
At a. meeting of the Alumni Asso
eiation of Newberry College, June 7,
1909. the following resolutions were
We knew Jas. 0. Wells as a stu
dent, faithful. courageous and loyal;
we knew him as a man equipped for
the work of life, and manfully per
forming that work: we shall ever
cherish his memory as our friend and
the friend of our college.
Resolved, First, That the Alumni
Association of Newberry College de
plores the death of Dr. James 0.
Wells, one of our honored and well
beloved menber. and expresses its
sense of loss in the death of one wor
thy of our love and admiration.
Second. That we extend to his fain
ily our sympathy in their bereave
ment, and the assurance that we feel
with them a keen sorrow in his un
Third, That a copy of these resolu
tions be inscribed in our minute book,
and that one be sent to the family of
our deceased friend and brother.
S. J. Derrick,
E. B. Setzler,
It is beyond the power of any hu
man to express our thanks, and if our
hearts were as large as this spacious
earth, they )vould not hang anly heav
ier, wit~h appreciation, for the kind
ness of our many friends during the
illness and death of our little Alva.
,Ollie and Carrie Smith.
A Card of Thanks.
We take this method of thanking
our many friends who administered
help and comfort to us during the last
illness and the death of our husband
and father. These deeds of kindness
~shall ever remain green in our memo
ries. We ask God to bless them and
Mrs. Martiha F. Hope and Family.
FLYEIR BREIAKS RBICORD.
Makes Seventy Mile Voyage, Longest
on This Continent.--Tries Fancy
Washington, July 20.--Establish
ing a new record for aviation in
America, Orville Wright in the
Wright aeroplane late today at Fort
Meyer made a spectacular flig:ht of
one' hour. 20 minutes, 45 seconds in
duration. Th.e longest previous flight
*was of 74 minutes, made by Mr.
Wright at Fort Meyer last fall.
During the 'entire flight the machine
was under perfeet- control but several
times appeared to the spectators to
be on the point of diving forward.
The machine traveled a distance of
about 70 miles. it was estimated by
Wilbur Wright, and at one time dur
ing the flight the heigibt attained, be
tween 260 and 280 feet. exceeded the
ihest point ever attained by a
heavier-than-air machine on this con
The most wonderful part of the
flight was the excention of three com
plete "tiziure-eig'hts." w:hich required
'a1'f'ul manob euvering in directing the
A thrill passed through the specta
ors as the white fly'er, appar'ently be
einig' to dive to the earth, would
regain its equilibrium andl speed on
ward ;iround1 the oval above the pa
iade ground. After rounding~ the
~ouse half a hundred times. the avi
ator directed t:he machine around the
course in small double circles of
~"figure-eight.'' It was the first time
uring this season, and the second
time during his career that he has ex
e'nted this manoeuver.
* T' > he amazemen(t of' the (crowd1 the
tint;' tile Wrighis ordered the
startilig appal-aill,- I ri!-ti1Y after 5
('( iCk. T'hre Ilemliber; of President
Taft's cabinet, Secretarv of Navy
Meyer, Attorney General Wickersham
iald losmaster General Hitche.ek
Were Wn 1and ealv to witnizess the
II In-dhy fligh"'t Mr. Wright mIe
every requiremem- set forth by the
>vernn int, except that of carryiii
Mle- pa:Z.ello-er and njakinig t'Aec five
miles straiwht away run.
Wilbur Wright. replying to a com
ment that t le ligh t io-daY would
have covered tIe width of t.Ie Enlish
ehainnl which Hubert Latham un
successfully attempted to cross yes
terday, said it would have been pos
sible for his brother to have crossed
from France to England and have re
turned to France again without land
I He also remarked that it would
bave been easy to have continued to
dav's flizht as far as Baltimore.
Unfailing Remedy for Sunday Sick
Next Sunday morning rise at 6; use
plenty of cod water on the face; eat
a plain. hearty breakfast. Then mix
up and take internally a dose com
posed of equal parts of the following
Push-Respect for God's Day.
Energy-Respect for God's Book.
Determination-Respect for God's
A Desire to Be Somebody-Stir
well; add a little love just to make it
sweet. Repeat the dose every three
minutes until Sunday school time, un
less relief comes sooner. If the day
is stormy, an external application of
overshoes, rubber coats and umbrellas
will 4e beneficial.
Japan is selling coal to China to
the value of about .$5.000.000 a year,
fully three-fourths of 01hina's im
Newberry Has tg Bow to the Inevi
table-Scores of Citizens
After reading the public statement
'of this representative citizen of New
~berry given below, you must come to
jthis conclusion: A remedy which cur
~ed year ago, which has kept the kid
neys in good healtih since, can be re
lied upon to perform the same work
in other cases. Read this:
W. F. Ewart, Johnstone-St., New
iberry, .S. C., says: "Several years ago
I used Doan 's Kidney Pills with such
good results that I publicly recoin
nnended them. Today I think just as
~highly of this remedy and I hope
other sufferers from kidney trouble
.will give it a trial. For some time my
kidneys were disordered and I suf
fered a g-rea.t deal from pain across
'the small of my back. The kidney se
cretions contained a sedim ent, were
unnatural and so frequent in passage
as to oblige me to arise several times
at night. I tried several remedies but
obtained no benefit and when I had
Doan 's Kidney Pills brought to my
attention I procured a box at WV. E.
Pelham & Son 's drug store. I used
them aceodn to directions and in a
short time my back regained its
strength and I was once more able to
control the secretions.''
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milbu.rn Co., Buffalo,
~New York, sole' agents for the United
Remember the name--Doan 's-and
take no other.
This being our twenty-fifth year
of uninterrupted success, we wish it
to be our "Banner Year."
Our thousands of satisfied cus
Stomers, and fair dlealing, is bringing
Sus new customers daily.
If you are contemplating the pur
Schase of a Piano or Organ, write us
Sat once for catalogs, and for our
Malone's Music House,
-COLUMBIA, s. C.
A styp to-dyn.
Has cured itch magically for others
in Newberry and will cure for you.
For sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
A DELIGHTFUL EXCURSION
TO ATLANTA, GA.,
and return via C., N. and L.
and Seabeard, TUEEDAqY,
JULY27Th. 4 DAY 8850
Phn d. W: 08 ee s.
I am representing the
Mecklenbura Marble aqd Granite Co,,
C HAR LCT:T E, N. C.,
in this section, and am prepared to make you
prices on anything in the way' of Headstones,
Tablets, Monuments, Etc. See my cuts and get
my prices before placing your order. Material
and work guaranteed first-class.
B.B.HILLER - NEWBERRY, S. C:
PROTECTION: the First Law of Nature
INSURE the lives of your horses, mules and cattle, rates
very low. Reliable company.
OUR FIRE INSURANCE POLICIES are the best in the
world, cost no more than the others.
Windstorms damage property every day. We can protect
yd against loss. You will be surprised how low you
may buy this protection
Our DISABILITY policies pay you for the time lost on
account of sickness and accident. Double benefits if in
jured while traveling. No medical examination.
We have a proposition for insuring your life that is sec
ond to none.
Why ask ycur friends to sign your bond for any purpose
when you may buy this accommodation at very small cost.
Our office is open every week day, call, write or 'phone
us for any information.
SECURITY, LOAN & INVESTMENT GO,,
J. N. McCaughrin, W. A. McSwain,
THE <.MHAN6E BANK
Newberry, S. C.
Every person in this vicinity ought to~ be interested in our
Savings Department. You can open a Savings Account with~
$1.00. You can add to it on any plan you see fit, but we sug
gest that you adopt some systematic, definite method as that is
the surest way to make a success of saving.
We Pay 40 leinterest on all Savings Accounts,
Open an account and train yourself in the saving habit.
Once you acquire the habit of laying by a certain per cent. of
your income It will become a pleasure and you will soon have
a snug sum earning interest for you.
DON'T PUT IT OFF. BEGIN NOW.
J. 0. DAVENPORT, EDW. R. H IPP,
President. V. President,
M. L. SPEARMAN, GEO. B. CROMER,
REPORT TO THE STATE BANK EXAMINER
OF THE CONDITION OF
SThe Bank of Prosperity
Prosperity, S. C.
SAT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS, APRIL 28, 1909.
RESOURcES: L 1IABIL.IT'IES.
Loans .. .. .. .$ 97,213.14 Capital1Stock. .. .... 25,000.00
K O ierd a F itures.. . . 196.3 surplus and profits . . 12,497 50
SCash in our Due to other banks . .2,694.01
vault . .$ 6.183 57 Deposits .. .. .. ... 94,675.41
Cer Bnks. 25.494-.]S Borrowed money . . . NONE
$I34,866.2 $I34,866 92
S. S. BIRGE, DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
N. L. BLACK, WX. H. HUNT,
3. F. BROWNE, P. B. WARNER,
DR. 3. S. WHEELEl<.
Our in2stitutio:n is imder the supervision of 'nd regularly :
e.flwdC 1w the State Ban~k Examiner.
The NEV SUN No.2
This Writing Machine
is Good Enough for
6. L ROBINSON, Agent,
SALE or PERSONAL PROPERTY.
By order of the probate court, we
will sell at Newberry, S. C., July
29, 1909, at 10 o'clock, in the stor
formerly occupied by Caldwell an
Haltiwanger. as the Cash Store, th
personal property of the estate~-of T.
S. Duncan, deceased, consisting of
parlor furniture, bedding, bedroom
furniture, trunk, writing desk, books,
W. A. Dunn,
S. M. Duncan.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY
To See The Paciffe Coast And The
The best and most inexpensive way
to see the Pacific coast and the great
Western country this summer, and
take in the Alaska-Yukon Exposition
opened June 1st, is to "Go as you
please, pay as you go, stay as long as
October 31st, if you desire." Why
not spend your own money? Why not
plan your own trip and go in comfort,
and when it suits youI This may be
done by planning your trip over the
in eonnection with an individual par-.
ty leaving the Carolinas July Srd, on3
the individual expense plan, which
will cost you about half .as much as
a fixed expensive excursion tour.
July 3rd, Route.
Southern Railway, Goldsboro to
Queen and - Crescent, Harriman
Junction to Danville, Ky.
Southern Railway, Danville, Ky., to
St. Louis, Mo.
.Wabash R. R., St. Louis to Kan
sas City, Mo.
Union Pacific, Kansas City to Den
Denver & Rio Grande, Denver to
Salt Lake City.
S. P. L A. & S. L., Salt Lake City
to Los Angeles.
Round, Trip Railroad Rates.
Going via any ticketing route se
lected and returning via any ticketing
route as desired.
Via Portland, Seattle and San
turning one' way via Portland and
Goldsboro .. ......$99.75
Greensboro ........ 93.75
Durham .. ........99.75
Spartanburg . .......97.45
Columbia ....... ...98.20
O.rangeburg ...... ..98.20
Greenwood ..... 96.65
Rock Hill ....... .. 98.33
Anderson ......... 96.10
Raleigh .. ......... 99.75.
Salisbury ......... 99.75
Charlotte .........99.73 /
Greenville ....... ...96.65
Charleston .. ....... 29.75
Newberry .... ....97.45i
Chester.. .. ......98.33
Sumter .. .... ......9975
Rates quoted f..m othe.r ponts on
Tickets limited to October 31st,
1909, and permit stop-overs at all
points west of Chicago or St. Louis.
Tickets on sale daily to September
29th. 1909. Lower Round Trip Rates
to and fromCaliforda quoted on appli
cation. Before completing arrange
ments for your trip give us an oppor
tunity to talk with you about the de
tails of it, quote you best rates and
tell you of the most interesting points,
and the best and cheapest way to see
them. Write to representatives as
W. E. McGee, T. P. A..
S. H. McLean, P. & T. A..
Columbia. S. C.
J C. Lusk, D. P. A..
Charleston. S. C.
H. M. Pratt. T. A..
Spartonh,re. S. C.
R. H. DeB3utts. T. P. A.
Ralei2h. N. C.
I. L. Vernon. D. P. A..
Charlotte, N. C.