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R. D. SMITH
To Be Held at Young's Grove on
August 12th.- Prominent
Under the auspices of the educa
tional. campaign committee of South
Carolina, with the co-operation of
County Superintendent of Education
J. S. Wheeler, an educational rally
has been arranged to be held at
Young's Grove on August 12.
-The speakers selected by the State
.committee are Prof.'D. W. Daniel, of
Olemson college, and Mr. H. L. Wat
son, of Greenwood.
The speakers selected by the county
committee are Dr. Geo. B. Cromer and
President J. H. Harms.
Free transportation will be fur,nish
ed from Prozperity to Young's Grove.
County Superintendent Wheeler is
arranging for a barbecae to be given
by Messrs. Mills and Niihols. This,
of course, will be in addition to the
It is hoped to have a very large at
Sunday School Convention.
rThe Sunday Shool Convention at
Smyrna elosei Thu'rsday afternoon,
and one of the best meetings in the
history of the Association had been
held. 'The program as published twice
in The Herald and News was carried
out with little change. The delegates
all reported having received the most
courteous of t'reatment, and a hearty
vote of tVbanks was given the Smyrna
congregation for their untiring efforts
to make the meeting the success it
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: Prof. S. J. Der
rik, President; Mr. J. L. Bowles, 1st.
vice p'resiaent; Mr. P. C. Gaillard,
seretary and treasurer. The other
officers ~a.re to 'be a.ppointed by this
Farmers' Union Rallies.
Farmers' Union rallies -have been
appointed for the following dates and
places by the county executive com
Betheden, Wednesday, Auust 11
Whitmire, Thursday, August 12.
Jalapa, Friday, August 13.
The citizens of Betheden and Jalapa
will give a picnic on the days of their
rally, and Z. H. Saber will have a bar
becue on the day of the meeting at
Whitmire. Speakers have been in
vited to address each meeting. The
local unions in eaeh community wihi
arrange all details.connected with the
By order of executive committee.
J. B. 0O'Neall Holloway,
*. DEATHS. *
The two youngest ehildren of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Summer died last
*eek. One little i'art ceased to beat
on Saturday afternoon and the other
on Sunday morning. They were both
buried in the same casket and inter
red in the graveyard at Chapin Sun
-The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Duke, aged one year. died in West
End and was buried Tuesday afte:r
noon. The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. McGill.
Tillie May Friday, aged two years,
died at Molo'hon Mill, on Wednesday,
and was bu-ried at Rosemnont ceme
-terv on Thursday. The funeral ser
ie'es wre *onducted hy Rev. W. C
ATE TOO MUCH SNAKE MEAT.
Chief Engineer of the Frances Hyde
s About the ~Erass-Lovinlg
Natives on the O'irQ
ryTweatmavar, Esq., is chief
)NAL BANK OF NEWE
is institution has steadi
er custom%rs. Invarial
she stands as firm as~
engineer on board the schooner Fran
ces Hyde. He is a jolly German sail
or and tells an absorbing tale of his
experiences on the Congo River in
"I was down there for three years
and three months and I had enough
of it," said the chief engineer shak
ing his head.
"What were you doing down
there?" he was asked.
"I was engineer on a boat that
plied between different points in the
interior,'" said Mr. Treatmayar.
"This boat carried a cargo of brass
wire that was traded with the natives
for rubber and ivory."
"Those natives were crazy for the
brass. They would first wrap bands
of it arountd their legs, th:en they
would wrap it around their bod*es.
They were often jealous of each other
and they wculd fight if one -had a lit
tle more brass than the other.
"They were terrible fellows. They
were tall and strapping. Their faces
were all mairked and cut to represent
stars and other figures. They wre
heavy chains around their neeks and
ivory earrings in their ears.
"There were about forty of thern
who were with1 us and showed us the
water .-oute. At first I couldn't under
stanid a word they said, but managed
to pick up a word or two afterwards.
"Afraid of them? No, indeed, and
I didn 't have a gun either. But there
were four soldiers along. They camne
rom another part of Africa and were
civilized. These soldiers ahvayvs car
ried loaded guins.
"The first night I got to Africa I
couldn't sleep. In fact, for three
months I scarcely slept at all. I was
camping by the side of the water and
there were dense forests all around
us. When I would lie down in the
tent at night and was about to doze
off I hear"d a peculiar noise like goats
make. I thought it was a drove of
goats, but when I looked out of the
tent there was not a goat in sight. The
noise c.am'e from tihousands of snakes
that would crawl .up to the very tent.
"It was only when I was so tired I
couldn't move that I was able to sleep
he night through. I don 't know why
I .ever stayed down there so long.
"What did you ha~ve to eat down
"Living there was tough,'' replied
the engineer. "I often ate w'hat the
natives did. I had to or starve. They
lived to a great extent on water
snakes, and I l-earned to eat them,
"You don'txmean they were 'real'
"Yes, sir, they were 'siho nuf'
snakes. They were fifty feet long and
darted through the water as fast as
Ian automobile runs on land.'' The
jolly ~engineer ch'uckled. "And the
natives had a funny way of catching
them, too. They would beat on the
head of a drum while lying do'wn in
the heavy undergrowth. First thing
you 'd know you'.d see a head stick
ing out of the water and runnmng as
fast as 'greased lightning' in the di
rection of where the sc.tud came from.
As soo as the snake got the,re the
natives would pi-ek hiim in the head
with a stiek o.f ivory. It was funny
to watch t'hem catch those snakes."
The engineer laughed reminiscently.
"And they always caught many a one
at a time. You couldn 't see the body
of the snake at all, only a small head
was seen out of water. Their bodies
were about two feet in circumference.
"After those fellows haid caught
them the~y would take a knife and
Ichop them up into slices. Through
each slice they would run a wooden
stik and then they would make a fire
by striking pieces of flint togethe~r.
They would put all the pieces of meat
kn iK fire at the same time. and when
.h' X') woodei st ieks had beeni bur ined
he: kn ew\ it was lime to take t he
meat out. Tren they wouIld eat ii.'
\nad wha13t did it t aste~ like ?' the
eie was queried.
I Well. it tastekl like codfish. I ate
a man a time. That was the only
at a Recommen
ERRY has this particu
iy grown with the growl
)ly it has taken care o
the Rock of Gibraltar.
IC OF YOUR FUNDS.
(3 to 12, 4-PI
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that ever struck t
get hard either.)
We solicit your
In order to advert
ange of the Three D
DAYS of this Greal
mel, Sale Ma-nager,
fifteenth (15th) purcl
amount in CASH of
they make-it make
large or small the]
be given the full ai
are the fifteenth pl
Come and purchase
may be the fifteen
three more days le
and Saturday, July i
EUGENE HAMMEL., Sale Manag
nake the natives would -eat.
'It was fun to watch them eat a
hippopotamus. T'hey would only eat
.the hide. They would cook it a long
time and then about thirty-five of
them would sit dlown together around
the hide, and eneh man would eat a
ecton. it was all right until they
ate all except a small piece, then
th-ere was a light to see who should
have what was left,'' and the engi
neer laughed long and loud upon tihe
recollection of the 's-eraps' that he
"How did :hippopotamus hide
"It tastedl fishy.'' replied the sail
or. "It was awfully tough and I did
not car lo uch fo r it. Tj~he hippo pota
mus mea(~t was I-brown] away.
*t was niilly hlt <owi lli er
dimnig te dlay alld Ille Diills were
en ) d. it war a nasty elimal~te and I had
to ake whiskey an'i quininie to keep
,el Te..e .a.e not many pnople who
dation It Is for a
larly strong claim on the
:h of Newberry. It has E
f their needs, even in ti
We solicit your busino
y, in Stock.)
est lot of Whang
ewberry, (it don't
inquiries and or
ise and make the bal
ays THE BANNER
t Sale, Eugene Ham
~vill present to every
iasing customer the
s no difference how
purchase is, you will
nount in cash if you
your bargains, you
th customer. Only
ft, Thursday, Friday
1. .Close 11 P. M.
er NEWBERRY, S. C.
I stand it. If you can stay one yea-r
you are all right and can stay as long
as you please afterwards, bat it's a
big question if you're able to st.iek
it for a year. It's a queer thing, but
the air is full of bugs and insects. If
%ou put on a black suit in the morn
ing. by noon it will *be white, it will be
covered with all kinds of insects and
small bugs. The mosquitoes are ter
"We travel.led far into the jun
gles and went to places wheire no
white man had ever been before. We
tramped through the deap forests,
where the underbrush was so thiek
you could seareely walk.
'"Afraid of snakes? Yes, but we
had to ;:o onI aoyway. I saw several
'inad b dies of wh!ite nren while I was
i1 Aftrica. T;hese menI had beent
ershed to death anid killed by boa
cnust rictors. The bodies were mashed
almost to a pulp with -every bone
1b,-ken and the blood had been sucked j
3ank to have transacted business
If a century at the same location?
confidence of the business com
Llways kept faith with its deposi
mes of finantial storm and stress,
2ss and in return we promise you
rberry, S. C.
L. C. MnATTHEWS, Presicdent
Are You a Fixture in This Community?
Then you should possess a home, for no man is exactly "settled"
until he owns a house and a few square feet of real estate.
Living in a rented house is living artificially; in a home of your own,
That. might be called the sentimental side of the question. Practi
cally it is an economy to be a home owner and I can give you the
figures to prove it.
The initial step for a man of limited means is to acquire a good build
ing lot. I believe I can show you something that will just suit you.
Did you know that I had one of the prettiest places in the city for a
home for sale? This is like living in the country and having all the
advantages of the city. If you did not know this, and would like to
look at this place, I will be glad to show you this and any other prop
erty that I have. I also have for sale the following:
1i. Lot near Mollohon Mfg. Company.
i 112. One store room and lot near Mollohon Mfg. Co.
12. 13Y2 acres land near Mr. B C. Matthews.
16. Two lots near Mr. John W. Reagin's.
17. Residence with nine rooms and reception hall in Brooklyn.
18. 910 acres land 16 miles from Newberry, 4 from Whitmire.
19. Lot adjoining Mr. W. F. Ewart. This is a very desirable lot and
the new sewerage will -run in front of it.
24. 114 acres land a mile and a quarter outside the incorporate limits.
28. Lot with three room house close to Mollohon Mfg. Co. at a reason
29. 128 acres land three miles from Newberry on the public road.
This has plenty of outbuildings.
31. Ten room house and lot on Nance street. Part of the Hatton
48. Cottage and lot on Johnstone street, and two stores fronting on
50. 8o acres of land about six miles from Newberry.
54. Five room house on Johnstone St. Now occupied by Mr. R. T.
55. Six room house on Calhoun street. This is a very desirable resi
dence portion of the city.
57. 142 acres land in Maybinton
61. Four lots on Nance street. Part of the Pope property.
62. Four lots near Mr. J. L. Burns.
63. Seven room residence on Harrington street, with electric lights,
75. Four room house on Drayton street.
77. 8oo acres land within 5 or 6 miles of Whitmire.
86. Four room house and lot on Glenn street, near Mollehon Mfg. Co.
89. Three room house and large lot on McKinley Heights.
92. Five room house and lot in High Point.
93. Four room cottage beyond Knitting Mill.
94- 146 acres good farming land r y. miles from Newberry, with .good
95. Six room cottage and large lot adjoining Mr. R. Y. Leave11's.
96. House and lot near Newberry Cotton Mills.
97. House and lot in Helene The most desirable place in Helena.
Six shares Mollohon Mfg. Company Stock.
.Five shares Savings Bank Stock.
Two shares National Bank Stock.
Six room cottage on Harrington St., near the new Court House.
This very convenient for boarders.
Four room cottage on Nance street, electric lights and sewerage.
J. A. BURTON.
You will soon commence to re
pair your buildings and you may
need some GOOD ROOFING. We
are prepared to supply your needs
at very low prices for good Roofing.
Try us, it is to your advantage.
SUM MER BROS. CO.
out by the snake. The snakes fis A DELIGHTFUL EXCURSION
twine themselves around the body, TO ATLANTA, GA.
and then they squeeze until eery And return via C., it gad L.
k egotenoughi of it in and Seaboard. TUESDAY,
Afric, cnuddthe robust en 'JULY 27th. 4O0AYS $3.50
neer with a smnile, an'd he walked Phone J. W. DENNING, Agt.,
awyto answer a call from the aft C. ROBINSON,
endefthe hip.Ticket Art.