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DEATH OF MR. J. H. HAIR.
The End Came at the Riverside In
firmary, In Charleston, On Last
.. Joseph I. Hair died at the
rihverside Inttrmnary. lin ihIarleston,
fe:.oek. Ir. 11air was a n:izve of
be rry fo Veps ii eZ1yer,4o
nore. havin c onducted a barber shop
here. lie was about 52 elrs of age.
He had been seriously ill for some
months, and for a. considerable while
past there had been little hope of his
recovery. He had gone to Riverside
Infirmary, in Charleston, several
weeks ago, in the hope of improving
Mr. Hair had many warm friends
in Newberry, who will sincerely
mor.urn .hi. death. He was prominent
in secret orders, and was one of the
founders of Bergell Tribe. No. 24,
Improved Order of Red Men, in New
berry, and was Past Great Sachem
and Past Great Representative of the
Great Council. Improved Order of
Red Men, of South Carolina.
Sachem 0. o. Smith, of Bergell
Tribe, and Mr. Henry Havird. of Ber
gell Tribe, accompanied the family to
Charleston upon the receipt of the
news of Mr. Hair's death, and from
Charleston to Graniteville, where the
remains were interred.
Great Junior Sagamore Otto Klett
ner, of Bergell Tribe, went to Gran
iteville, leaving Newberry on Satur
day night, and reaching Graniteville
on Sunday morning for the funeral.
T,he funeral at Graniteville was
largely attended by representatives
of the four tribes of Red Men of the
Horse Creek valley, and by the people
of the community generally. The fu
neral services were held in the Bap
tist church at Graniteville at eleven
o'clock on Sunday morning, Mr. Hair
having been *a member of the West
End Baptist church. of Newberry.
The funeral was preached by the Rev.
J. W. Blanton. who delivered a beau
tiful and tender etilogy upon t.he life
of Mr. Hair. trweing his career from
early childhioocn through young man
hood up until the time of his death.
Tlrose who heard the sermon say that
it was one of the most eloquent and
tender to which t.hev ever listened.
Mr. Blanton emphasized the point
that Mr. Hair was a man of character.
and around( this central point he
grouped his tribute.
Following the services in the church
the remains were carried to the Gipn
iteville cemetery, where four of Mr.
Hair's children and where his mother
are buried. Representatives of Choc
taw tribe, No. 8, of Langley; Kicka
poo tribe. No. 19, of Vaneluse; Sit
ting BuIl tribe, No. 28, of Warifen
ville, v:d Black Hawk tribe, No.#5
of Graniteville. Imporved Order of
Red Men, were in the line of march
from the churchi to the eemetery, and
each tribe was largely represented,
making an imposing procession of the
members of the order whi.eh Mr. Hair
had loved. Accompanying the remsains
also were hosts of friends, showing
the esteem in which the deceased was
held in the place of his nativity. The
services in the church had been at
tended by a congregation which had
completely packed the building.
The funeral, after the services in
+b% chureh. was taken in charge by
the Red Men. Past Great Sachenm J.
D . Harris. of Choetaw tribe. No. 8,
nid H. B. Cogburn, of Black Hawk
ribe, No. 55, officiating. The inter
ment took place at noon.
Mr. Hair is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Emma Hair, and daughter. Miss
Marie Hair, of this city. and by a
number of relatives at Graniteville.
Mrs. B. WV. Hunter. of Charleston.
accompanied thie family from Char
leston to Graniteville, and the family
desire to thank her for her kindly
interest and attentions.
A( Cruel Girl.j5~ dtab
Said Cholly- Speec is sall aob
THE GRAFTER AND HIS PREY.
A Frank Talk on Sure Things in
the Far West.-"Camel Backs"
and Other Games.
The grafter had got away with a
bundle. This i- confided to a fellow
travller witli w1homl i, hiad ot .ium
m ofn a Union Pac-lfic trai muill
Ile was dressed fit to kill ani with
lis lilac gloves was a sig"t for the
prairie dogs. le had just bireezed in.
he said. f-rom Trisco and after drop
ping about two hundred to the swell
tailors for an outfit was on the trail
to see old pals in Chicago. He got
confidential when the train struck the
race track of the Union Pacific, that
is to say from North Platte this way
for a thousand miles or so, with a
drop of seven feet to the mile, and
little for the engineer to do but hold
her back as he whirled on with 125
miles Or so between water tanks.
"Flat jointS are always good for
a killing,' said lie. with an air of a
Boston man. refined, alert. keen tori
good language: a Boston man bue
eaneering in the mining camps and
thereabouts. None of your "does''
and doe'' and Bowerv "dems'' in
his dialogue. but good enough Eng
lisih from the Hub.
"What the mischief is there in the
life for a man of your education and
refinement.'' asked the tourist.
He was, he frankly admitted. sim
ply scalping the West to make his
bundle and light out. See the point?
But it was a -rough. hard life, he con
ceded. and lie hated it from the heart,
but nerved himself to go through it,
for the dough, the easy dough. which
he needed just like anybody else.
Then he went oil with his story.
"Went .down one day." -he began,
"to a place in Utah. Had a camel
back with a squeeze oil it. a sure out
it to take the money from the bubes.
"The sqtueeze which throws the
spindle where you wish works from
under the table. A camel back is
about three feet long and is on a table
ten feet lon. around which the bubes
gather to give me their money in hope
of winning their everlasting fortunes
from the peck of coin that I jingle in
plain sight of their hungry eyes. Of
course at the right time the squeeze
will stop the spindle anywhere I wish.
"On the table is a circle and on
some gsp4~es are five boxes and three
boxes and so on, and in another space
is DU and in another JP. The mean
ing of DU is simply this: If a bube
pts down two bits the boost.er on
the end who works the squeeze stops
it on the DU and the next time it
costs the player half a dollar to keep
his interest alive, but it forces me,
the house, to put a dollar where the
bube canl see. I tell him, 'Should this
spindle stop on 5 this time or on 2 or
3 you get double the amount. accord
ingZ to ihe numbers.' Savvy ?
"'The trouble with a spindle and
squeeze outfit is to get it in a place
where you can work it, but this time
I happened to be in such a place. Here
everthin g geos if you square your
self with the righlt men of the town
on a percentage basis.
"Are vou on? I paid a certain
party fifty bones for the privilege of
working on t:he fair grouids and lie
tipped the wink to the chief of police
to give me plenty of time to light out
in case of trouble. So far, good.
"On this day I took in eight or ten
bbes for various amounts from $20
to $30 and was feeling pretty good
when up came a fellow Shorty, who
ran a restaurant, and he said, 'What
have you got there?'
"There amn't no police around here
at this moment?' I said, peeking sus
pisiously around. and at the same
time we were under t.he protection of
tle police. I knew that would get
Mister Man going. Under my breath I
" 'Kindly step over close and I
will put you wise.'
"I went on and explained it to
him,' and he said. 'By Gee, I'll try
it for two bits.'
"To make a long story short, I
doubled him for 25 cents to $16, and
if you take out your p)eneil and figure
it that means hle loses for a quarter.
then for a half, then for a dollar,
then for two, then for four, next for
eiht anld then for sixteen. or $.31J.75
while von draw a few breaths. If he
keeps on doubling every loss to keep
his interest good it doesn't take long
to get good fat money. and two Or
three such players means $300 to $.500
an hou-r or so, or even if you get only
one who loses for $150 you can close
up for the day. Savvy ? Oh, it 's a
snug thing, these flat joints.
"As I was saying. I got Shorty
where he was in for something like
$32. I say right here, by tile by. that
t.here may be no mistake. I never al
toedthe squeeze on JP. So I turn
ei remLd io him anid -za!*:
-Now see here, von understand
of course how to play the American
game of poker ? You win this time.
but as a condition and bet that just
forces me to put down $64 and it will
cost you $32 more if you wish to stay.
Should you win. voU win it all.'
"He looked a Ine. rel in the face.
and1 ;ztared to erspire. -By George, I
a Tn't Ejt tilt ne wIIIe h I . i l von
wait ten minutes while I go dwln
town to get it?'
"I said: 'Oh. no. nei--hlbor: the
only percentage I have is to freeze a
man out; I'm telling you this square
ly. Had you enough in your pocket to
stay vou are bound to beat me.'
"Just then my booster speaks up
and says, 'Say, mister, can I take his
"Oh. no.' I reply; don't try to
cheat the devil .himself,' which brings
"Then my booster whispers to the
bube. 'Shorty. he's trying to bluff
yOu. Of course Shorty gets sore and
rips out. 'By hell. you ve simply got
to wait ten minutes while I go down
"Azainst the rules. neighbor.' I
cut in. 'but rather than have a fuss
or a ;scene I will, as a special favor
to you. wait ten minutes: but remem
ber if you are not back in ten minutes
you must certainly lose your interest
in this pot.'
"S:horty hollered to a friend who
had a rig tied there, jumped into the
rig and I never expected to see him
'Imagine my surprise when. ex
.actly nine minutes later, he came
rushing up with thirty-two silver dol
lars. I grabbed him by the hand and
in order to make a very great show
of squareness said: .-Here. neighbor,
You turn the spindle yourself this
"He g"ave the spindle a vicious
zip-p-. and I could tell by :his looks
that his reart was in his neck. He
made all kinds of facial con.tortions
and his eyes stuck out a foot. The
spindle crept forward slowly and it
looked as though it would stop on
five boxes, just missed five, slipped
over two, under one-and stopped on
"For thirty seconds Shorty could
not speak. Then he blurted ).it,
'Well, how much does it cost me this
" 'Do you mean,' I said, 'to double
up ? It costs you, of course, just $64
this time, but remember you sha'! re
tain your interest in t:he bet. It f->:ees
me, neighbor to put down $128. Of
course should she stop on the 1, 2, 3,
4. 5 you win the amount propo-rt ion
"'By gad, I've not got that much
with me,' he replie'd.
"In the mantime I had the booster
playing along with aim and a lot of
outsiders were aL~o playing small
bets and edging him on. He reluctant
l. decided to drop out, and, of course
my booster covered his interest--and
promtly won the big pot. Wh'en with
a great clatter of silver I handed the
booster over the money I thought
Shorty would drop dead in his tracks.
''He decided to s.tart all over again
and asked. ''Well, what will it cost
me now?' And he began again at
two bits and little by little he raised
it to .$12 and then dropped out,
skinned as clean as a ,whistle.
''After I got that Shorty' went
around and made it so hot with my
boosters t.hat I de.rided to close the
house for the day. We got a rig and
started for Springville, a town on the
main line of the Denver and Rio
"'We were just in time to get a
train for a point down the line, and
as the tr:ain pulled out I stood on the
back platform and saw Shorty com
ing down the road in a rig. with three
or four tough looking friends and a
deputy sheriff. I waved my hand and
And now the talk drifted to various
forms of ''flat joints'' and the man
5viti thAlila.e gloves and the nobby
San Francisco clothes going home to
friens in Chicago who may or may
not know his t-rade-grew deeply in
terested in his craft and discussed
with expert information many of~ its
'The uobrella game is a bit mild
er. he said reminiscently. '"It's a
wheel wvith colors. but there is a
squeeze of course as in the other form
of camel hack. We couldn't do busi
iess without the plan of stopping it
when and where we please. could we?'
"Of course not, pal, certainly not,'
the tourist cut in, and he looked re
"Everv man to his own trade," he
returned with a sigh; "yvou have ytur
way of skinning the public, I have
mine. We all live off the public. I say.
How is that. eh ? Candidly, now, how
nie ad intheIn! 1i1 n the 1alk i (
Say there are six colors. Ley
put money down on a color. but there
is a booster who goes with them. see,
and Iputs down on the colors not cov
ered. Five or six people ean play this
- Ne w . if a dim e alls a color. he is
sulpposcl. to uret a dollar umbrella.
baclk I., 111V 6(11. : L. A WOit l '
calledl brlinu- a 2.50 umbrelli. whlich
I uv hack at that. figure.
-The umbrellas are just a stall to
evade the law. They cost w;holesale
$4 a dozen. If a man wins a $2.50 um
brella he receives the same umbrella
as he does for $1; for. with slight va
riations in the handles, the umbrellas
are all alike. The limit of wins is ten
umbrellas, or $25 for the best, or $10
for the supposedly poorer umbrellas.
We take them all back of course.
'The man that works the squeeze
always stops it on the color that has
the lowest bet. If there is $2 on the
blue. $5 on the red. $1 on the black,
10 cents on the green and $10 on the
yellow, he stop; it on the green. The
percent.Ae is six to one, so strong
that the player has no chance to win.
"The cloth is a variation of the
spindle. A green clot:h. with twelve
miniature pins like bowling alley pins,
comprises the outfit. The pins are cut
square with four number, one on each
side. There is a board on the order
of a blackboard, with numbers on it,
for prizes. Then, t-here are several
numbers that mean JP and DU, or
double up if you wish to retain your
"The idea is for the bube to knock
down pins. and with lightning rapid
ity the grafter counts the numbers in
view. or miscounts them. He thas pecu
liar combinations, uses/rather mvste
"Here is the way of it: 'Ah, ha,
ah, ha! 2 and 2 is 22, and 3 is 24.'
And then the player says. 'What's
that!' and the grafter takes a stiek
and gor-s over it a(ain. with a. show of
fairness., but keeps miscounting.
'Why. my neighbor, look, 2, 4. 6, 8,
10 and 12 is 14. and 8 is 28,' and to
distract attention, adds in a loud tri
umpihant voice, 'Ha ha! Look on the
board. neighbor, and see where 28 is!'
It means DU again, and he must dou
ble to stay. Holy Moses!"
"And the grafter chuckled in spite
of himself; it was very real to him.
"Well, stick 'em up again, and
aain the player knocks them down.
He says, 'By gee, neighbor, this time
you win! Yes, you win.! Do you hear
it ? A-re you alive ? Are you gamey ?
, 6, 9, 12, and 14, 18, 21 an~d you win !
i-Look on the board and see where 21
is?' And hie looks up delighted to
find, with surprise, that it is the
"Holy Moses! how he roars! Well.
if he can 't double to protect his in
terest he drops out, and that means
Ithat he is cleaned as slick as a whis
tle and the booster takes his default-'
ed interest, plays it an.dl with sur
piigease wins the pot.''
''But, my friend.," the tourist iln
Iterjeted, ''how do you watch t:he
boosters from getting a.way with the
"Are you a bube, too ?' And he
alared at tile tourist. ''Didn't you
ever notire at camel back affairs and
other doings in the mining country
that there is a mysterious guy on the
outside? He's also in my pay and
he is called the cleaner.
'"He cleans the b)oosters for me as
soon as they get it. He costs me big
money, for he must be a reliable man.
His pay is usually $10 a day and ex
penses. He knows the game as well as
I do, only~ he hasn't the capital to be
il for himself. -Savvy?"
"I 've heard some mighty queer
slang around flat joints,'' the tourist
put in, trying to put the best face on
it that he could after his error.
'Yes, the talk is all but incom-pre
hensible to the layman," asserted the
man wit:h the lilac gloves.,"Here are
"'I pay the ick day!' What does
'Give it up.''
''Why. 'Pipe the detective.' And
this one: 'I'll slay the oint jay! A-re
"'Not in a thousand years.'"
'Simple as a. b, c, that is, 'Slough
the joint, close up'. And this one:
'The old bear is at your ap-pre!'
"Simply this : " Tile police. v'am
The tourist happened to know some
of the slang from Reno, and cut in
briskly: 'Yes, but if a bube drops
$300 and starts to make a rumble.
(noise) what do you do then, old
'The grafter walks away and aban
(1o11 his layout. which at best is
worth. say. $10. Tile mlinulte the bube
en after a copper tile zratter beats
l!erafer UP. '11kv ieher1 O
t w ir tAell assistanlee. You
bet our weetlif w'wil ficcht hack
We will vacate the
cupy September 1
pay freight to Colu
our entire stock of
at cost for the r
Money saved is m
us and save mone3
large stock of
that must go at sc
14 pair 36 x 36 Wi
need of any, see u.
a. C. WiIIial
We carry a large stock
GANDY BELTING, LEA
W HANG, GIN BRISTI
STEAM FITTINGE and
in good shape on RU
matter what you are (
above, don't buy until y
will save you money.
to back if we have to.
''The greatest trouble is to get
squared wit:h the local police, but it
can be done. For 15 per cent. rakeoff
the chief gives us time to get out
should a bube make a holler. He tips
us off, but meantime pretends to be
overflowing with righteous indigna
"Spin us another, pal; it's miles
and miles to Chicago; we're still in
the cow country. No, passed it by a
long stretch. You eertainly are a
"Thanks, fellow. I am proud of my
success, but not of my business. But
as I told you, we all need the coin. I
am educating two lovely sisters in
one of t:he best schools in this old U.
S. A. And don 't you forget it. theirI
low down brother is there with the
coin. Never mind where he gets it. So
isn 't there something good in the
worst of us, eh?'
"Sure thing, pal."
.At the Tailor's.
"'Andl how shall I make your suit,
"'Make it as unlike those fashion
plates as possible.''--Louisville Cour
More Than Likely.
"What would you do if you had a
lot of money"
"I s'pos'e I'd begin to worry about
ow I'd get along if I hadn't.'
ansas City Journal.
"I think I shall retire from hig~h I
inm-e.' said Mr. ('urorx. "I want
store we now oc
st. Rather than
mbia, we will sell
ext fifteen days.
oney made. See
r. We also have
ime price. Have
ndow Sash. If in
and get them at
[11$ & Sons.
O0 GINS AND
of the genuine original
LTHER BELTING and
LES, BELT HOOKS,
REPAIRS, also we are
BBER BELTING. No
iuoted on any of the
ou see us, our prices
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