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"ruaways, runa.wavs, and it
echoed by all the rest following at his
heels. "Get down quick, Marse Jake,
and let's get to the island, for the
very devil will be to pay here soon."
They dropped to the ground, Cage
picking up the left rabbit and they
secudded down the river. "Dem was
some of Huffman's nigger chaps and
we skeered dem putty ny to death;
no danger dey coming back. I'm glad
dey dropped dey rabbit, 'twill do for
our supper," chuckled Cage. Coming
to a ledge of rocks ranning out in
,the stream, Cage said, "let's wade
here, tain't deep." So they plunged
into the water and were soon at
Cage's old den among the eone and
brambles. "Here rwhere I used ter
stay when I was a runaway before.
You see nigger dogs can't trail er
body in ruinning water," remarked
Cag. Proverbially fond of dogs
as negroes are, they detest and hate
as by instinct the very name of blood
hounds or "nigger dogs" as they
were then called.
They began their fishing arrange
mants. Jake began putting the bai,
on the set 1hooks from the refuse of
the rabbit and a few grabs they had
gathered from under old chunks and
rotting logs, while Cage prepared to
roast the rabbit. "'Twas a good
thing sho, dem chaps drapped dis
cottontail, for it'll do fer supper and
bait both, and dem chaps got dey
life most skeered outen dem, case
they thought we rwuz shore enuff run
aways," laughed Cage. In this camp
they remained for several days, fish
ing, eating and sleping, while Cage
would rifle rabbit gums, hen roosts
and fish baskets. At night they
danced the time away by the dim
light of the camp fire, after fishing
with their hooks on the hither side
of the island. In his inocturnal raids
Cage was dreadfully afraid of run
imng against a ghost up near ai old
neglected grave yard, and above all
was he fearful of capturing a "spook
rabbit'" out of some gum for said
he, "I'd as liefer eat a piece of the
devil hisself, as a piece of a spook
rabbit, for den the witehes would
ride you to death at night. It's eu
rious how white folks ain't afraid
of spooks and can't see 'em, while
niggers can see so many." At night
Cage dilated on the many ghost sto
ries ,that 'had been handed down for
generations, from the lore of his an
eestors and so wrought .mp over the
recitals that w'hen a night prowler
would break a twig or a fish jump in
the water, Cage would roll his great
white eyes around and whisper to
Jake, "wha's dat?" It onliy amused
his young master to listen to his
faithful friend's idea of ghosts,.
spooks and witches, unever trying to
convince him that sueh things did not
exist. One night they concluded as
' theirbedd rn out togo to a
plantation on the mainlaid, at which
abelonged some of Cage's mother's
kinswomen and get some meal, pro
vided the kitchen door .wasn 't looked,
'then gravel some potatoes out of
old African Sam's patch, which lay
just behind his house. After night
fall when they allowed that all hands
on the plantation, as wel.1 as the over
seer, were well wrapped in slumber,
the two worthies like Don Quixote and
his faithful Sancho, set out to seek
They skirted along between fields
and woods till they neared the negro
quarters, the cabins placed in~ two
long rows, when they stopped anid
listened. All was quiet. They be
gan dodging from house to house,
sometimes on all fourxs, then rush to
another covering. All at once a dis
tant strain, a weird wail of a sound,
reached their 'alert ears, thena a
"thunmpity thump" as heavy feet
falling upon a floor. "Hus'h," hissed
Jake, "what is that?" Both listen
ed intently. "Great jeminee if dat
ain't old Swygert 's Bob playing his
fiddle and big Eliek pattin. I b 'lieve
dey got a froliek, less go closer,"
whispered Cage. They erept nearer
and nearer. They could distinctly
hear the shrieking of the fiddle, the
shuffling of dancing feet, the loud
voice of one calling the figures. It
'was here that Jake 's and Cage's pro
pensity for dancing overcame their'
caution. They made for the house,
casting discretion to the winids.
"Fiddler Bob 's got a frolic shore."
'The door and little yard in front was
ffiled with onlookers, while the house
was rocking to its foundation from
the shuffling feet of the dfancers.
They boldly made their way through
the yards, no one giving them any
iheed, and at the door peeped in.
They watched 'the whirling, circling
couples of young bucks and dusky
damsels, each doing a "hoe down."
to the other, for a few moments.
Fiddler Bob, with his snow white
head, thrown back upon his shoulders
was wieling t.he bow with a mon
strous will, then came his heaid down
to his fiddle, he would sing a snatch
young farmer ivig at New Muar
a ket, about two miles south of town,
shot and killed herself while at
home alone late yesterday afternoon.
.n Mrs. Anderson had been in bad
"o health for some little time, and it is
is stateid that a few days ago her phy
sician told her a hospital operation
x would be necessary for her. It is
e. presumed that this, with her de
e pressed condition, so preyed upon
,r her mind that sh-r was driven to
ie .commit suicide.
>f It is not known just when she
ir fired the shot. Her husband was in
town and she was alone. Late in the
ialternoon her sister4n-l.w, ris.
d Will Moore, went over to see her
d and found her sitting in a chair
r dead, with the pistol lying on the
le floor by her side. She shot herself
I in the temple aid death was prac
v ticallv instantaneous. Mxs. Ander
son was the eldest daughter of Mr.
Y, J. P. Brooks here. She left no
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e NOTICE OF LETTING BRIDGE.
s, jPursuant to an Aet of the Gen
>- err.i Assembly of the State of South
Carolina, approved 25th February,
is 1910, notice is hereby given that the
n County Board of Commissiocers for
te Newberry county and the Special
d Commission vested with th.e author
-'ity to build a steel or iron bridge
d and approaches by contract at a
k point on Saluda River between Bouk
d night's Ferry and' Kempson 's Ferry
1. will receive sealed bids for the eon
struction and erection of the same
until Friday, the 15th day of April,
' 1910, at 12 o'clock noon, after
which time the said Commissioners
sand the said Commission will let said
.contact to the lowest responsible
Ibidder, reserving the right, how
>ever, to reject any and all bids. The
"Git back dar you big foot nigger
Danced all night and couldn't cut
Big Elick, the greatest patter
the land, was letting his hanids I
with lightning rapidity, first on h
thighs, then on his breast, then t
-gether over his head, keeping tim-a
the rythm of the screaming fiddl
Jake and Cage watched in sileno
for a time, edging their way near
and nearer through the door. T)
sight of the dancers and the music
hands and bow so wrought up the
emotions, till suddenly Jake folloi
ed -by Cage sprang into the ara
aind began a "hoe idown.'' A wi
ery came from all "Marse Jake ai
runaway Cage." ",Give way f
Marse Jake and Cage, give 'em <
floor," and it was readily yielde
The sight of the new comers put ne
life into Fiddler Bob, and his instri
ment shrieked as if wild with jo
and big Elick's hands flew throu
the air like inspired.
All had given way and Ja:ke ax
his companion had the entire floc
There were no preliminary steps <
sparring, for their dancing blood w,
up by their rwatchimg the others ar
each began with his best. Up a!
down they shipped, then back
back, whirl and turn, then away a!
I aroand each other. First the "pi
geon wing" next the "possum trot
then the "turkey wallow." ,Old fi
dler Bob would throw his hoary he,
far back, then downi on his b-elovq
fidide and sing
"Stand back dar you big foot niggf
You danced all night and couldn
cat a figger."
Cage eyes his protege with exul
ant pride, as his young master to(
up new steps, or caught those of t]
runaway. Fast and furious wenit tI
dancers, louder shrieked the fidd]
while -bg Elick's hands battered b
chest and legs. The little cab
rolld: and rocked like a ship at se
and the young bucks and damsi
around the sides, swayed back a
forth in unisom with the rythm
the wild music of the fiddle and ti
latter of Elick 's hands. Row
and round 'the daneers whirled at
twirledi, hanged sides, turn 'al
glide around each other, then to t]
farther ends, and, as if standing <
air, they would cut still more dan
ing steps. "Can't Marese Ja]
dance?'' would whisper some of t]
dusky damsels. "Hle sho can,'' wou
com~e back proudly from loyal Cag
"case I larned him myself.''
Even thr'oughT all this maelstrom <
gaiety the negro, as if by instine
can scent danger afar, like the cam
of the desert detects the coming<
the Simoon or the Siroeceo. Some or
shouted that dread and omi>nous wor
"Paterrollers.'' Then a cyclone <
excitement struck the revelers. T1
door 'was soon blocked, but Cag
made a framtie leap for .the windov
tearing the shutter from its mnooring
and went sprawling on the groun
beneath, with Mearse Jake on top .c
him. Regaining their feet, Cag
knowing the lamid called out, "ru
for the big 'ditch behind the cuppi
(ow pen)"''and leaping over
rambling fence around a garden, the
burst through a plum thieket, at it
outer edge they were met by th
night riders calling to them to "sto
you rascals.'' But they cast awa
around the cow lot ad on to the bi
gully, down went Cage aud Mars
Jake again on top of him.
(The patrols not knowing the la
of 'the land tumnbed helter skelte
into the gally too, .but Cage led awa
calling his master to come on. Jak
lay still and groaned, while the pa
trols cursed and swore. Lights wer
,brough't and on examination of th
wreck, one of the men turned ove
the groaning reveler, uttered a gree
oath and said "I wish I may die I
this ain't Jake Baldw.n.''
On inissing 'his young master at 'hi
heels, Cage returned to the scena c
disaster, ~determined to never leax
him in distress, and as one of tt
patrol recognized 'him said, "Ye
and dammnit, if there abns't that r<
guish runaway Cage.''
Jake was badly injurd in h
right knee, so they procured a wage
to carry him to 'his home. All tI
patrol -liked Young Baidwin an
were very sorry indeed for his mi
chief. Some of them accompanie
him on the journey, amd at the brea
of day, the sorrowing cortege filk
into the yard of old Major Baldwi:
(To Be Continued.)
SUICIDE OF GREENWOOD LAD
Mrs. George E. Anderson Fire
Shot Ending Her Own Life.
Greenwood. March 27.-Mrs. Ge<
E. A nden, wife of a well know
At the Close of the Busij
Condensed From Repori
Loans and discounts $269,495.25
Furniture and Fixtures 2,275.00
Overdrafts secured and unse
cured 1,758 60
Bonds and Stocks 680.00
Cash and due from Banks 59,437.65
4[0o Paid On Sa
awarded shall be required to enter
,into bond in double the amount of
his bid, conditionea for the faithful
performance of his contract. Plans
-and specifeations may be oeen in
ample time at the office of the un- It wO
dersigned Supervisor. The time in
which said work shall be completed, anc
and the time of payment thereof,
shall be filed with the plans.
L. I. Feagle,
L. C. Livingston,
C. L Leitzsey,
County Board of Commissionere.
H. C. Holloway, Clerk.
0. B. Mayer,
L. H. Hunt,
Geo. Y. Hunter,
Speeiaa Commcin. ..
Tho more critical the buyer, the
mfore he #111 appreciate
Is superior construction and many
THE REAL STANDARD @h h
OF TODAY .
|Will cost you nothing to investigate
'J. WISON GBBES, bae
General Agent, Columbia, s. C.
- ,A Store Is Known Bargains!
*By the Goods While T
U 3, A limnited numb
it uHandles ;$95 High Grade
You ill indhere at $58.50. These or
alltimes, te freshest new and are w
stocks of the most careuly selected lifetime. Trs
Ouyr orutatiois beil on thersu terms de ired TI
cInadtoncuteustreatllesntafl gan at about cost.
tnmake this themstsatisfactoryAdrs:aln
As tan Istance of our policy in Columbia, S. C.
searching out the best goods we
a sueir brand that wlwrmte A merei'ls mur
Ao eusive process of preparation KigsNwLf]
sures ao sonkof uniform ecellence.
ever been offered, because nothing tht v
ome n i sealed tis. No hands~ cuigCniiai
om hin and get . pound can
today. iousness, Chills.
i KLAjI CO. ?"*
IY, S. C.
7ess November 16, 1909.
to State Bank Examiner
Capital $ 50,000.0
Undivided Profits 27,013.
Notes and Bills Rediscount
I, E NORWOOD,
uld be well for you to cal
I inspect my showing in
Cut G ass
stock is complete and the
;are very low for the qual
of goods. Pay us a visit
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=== "* NWBEREY UNION STATION.
hey Last. Arrival and Departeure of Pauega
er of slightly used Trains-Effective 12.01 A. K.
Organs for only Sunday January 2, 1910.
dn apea arI Southern Railway.
of sale given on ap
or catalog statig N. 15 for grenv.l.. .. 8:51 a. m
to possess a nor- No. 18 for Coluimbia.. .. .10.58 a.
Answer quick, fo No.l11for Greenville.. .. .2.48 p.
t las lngH No. 16 for Columbia.. ....8.59 p.
iamosand Organs. C-, N. & L. Ealway.
*N.22 for Columbia.. ..8.47 a.
___________No. 52 for Greenvile... ..12.56 p.
urderer. Ne. 53 for Colmbi.. ..3.20 p.
drriAped-*No. 21 for Lauirens.. ..7.25 p.
deteis Butni Dr Does not run on Sunday.
>ills kill it by pre This time table shows the
at which trains may be expeted
l stimulate stom- depart from this station, b~itt
s, ,preventing that departure is not guaranteed and
tes appendicitii, time, shown is subject to changew
n, Headache, Bil.. out notice.
5c. at W. E. Pel. G. L. Bobinson,