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sation waxed warm and rapid. In
telling some exciting scene, Cage
took occasion to rise from his seat,
stretched forth his arms in way of
illustration, when "lo and behold"
the vest burst asunder and out rolled
the biscuits: Now there was aston
ishment, and Cage dumbfounded at
the peculiar phenomeon.
But we will leave 'Cage to explain
to Aunt Huldy and the rest how
"witches used to ride him in his
sleep," and the "jack-o-lanterns lead
him at will.
He plodded along leisurely his lone
ly way homeward, meeting many ad
e,yeotures and amusing incidents. One
day as the sun was riding low in the
West, casting long shadows of the
rider and horse in front, the leaves
of the tre, now turning their
-emerald green, to golden yellow, Cage,
traveled stained, tired and worn,
came in sight of the old homestead.
As he unlatched the old barnyard
gate and rode in, he was filled with
He entered the house where his'
young mistress and babe were await
ing him, saluted her, placed the sword,
hat, watch and purse upon the table.
"Well, Miss Calline, I is sorry for
you, God knows I is. It seem lack to
me, I 'd drather be sleepin besid6
Marse Jake on de mountain beyont de
Potomac, dan com home like dis."
He could speak ino more and as he
passed out he said in sobbing tones,
"M se Jak4 shore di0d like er
man, an I buried him wid dese!
The young wife sat as one dazed.
The poignant grief had burned itself
out, by 'days of weeping, tears failing
.to come to those beautiful, innoeei t
"windows of the soul." Taking up
the sword and hat- tenderly noticing
where the bullet had pierced she gave
a wild shriek and fell into her chair,
moaning and sobbing, clasping her,
chiM to her breast, cried out, "Oh,
my darling husband, all is lost, all is
lost. My child, what will become of
Cage went back to his place on the
farm, was as kind and faithful to his
mistress as he had 'been to his young
Years rolled by, big crops were!
made, peace and plenty prevailed on I
The "Baldwin Quarter.''
Young Mrs. Baldwin displayed,
great energy and economy in theq
management of the farm. Knowing
even..she would onily get a supporti
for herself and child, for by the
provmsons of old Maj. Baldavin's will,]
they had been disinherited. She/ouldi
expeet little consideration or kind
ness from her sister-in-law, or from
- her husband, she having married a 1
foppi'slh young man from an adjoin
ing county, 'whose father was said to i
be vastly rich and who was even morei
proud and high minded than his wife.
Accounts came daily of the moving
of a mighty army through the South,
spreading 'destruiction and devastation<
with fire and sword. In the middle of
February, 1865, this great troop of2
Goths and Vandals, led by the Attila<
of the century, the chieftain who
"made war 'hell'' ne.ared the border- [i
land of the Dutch Fork. Astounding~ '
tales preceded of their feroc4ty and K
preparations were made every where
to remove or hide valu-aibles and pro
visions from the enemy. Mrs. Bald- 2
'win did not know how or where to ]
conceal anything, so she trusted to the tj
Father, who watches over the wid-1
ows and fatherless. Great volumes
of smoke from the burning buildings.a
to the south and-west told too plainly -)
,the enemy was nearing their homes,';
coming with the torch and Ifagiot. 2
The day came when a 'body of
troops, followed by a train of wa- d
gons, rode into the yard. An offieer"a
afsmounted, came up to the young <
widow, told her he would load hi i
wagons with provisions, that her'a
house would be searched for valuables
and such articles as the 'soldiers de
sired, that she should deliver up thei
keys. She gave them without falter- I
ing. Then an inspiration came, she
remembered a mystic sign her hus-i
band had tauQght her, of a benevolent3
fratenidty to which he belonged. In
passing the keys she made, unobserv-i
ed by all the rest, the mystic sign.
The officer was thunderstruck, and on
coming nearer the beautiful, tremb
ling young Southern woman, he whis
pered due 'word and she answered
"Madam I must obey orders, my
wagons will be partly filled, but sufE
f%ien.t will be left you. Nothing
shall 'be molested,'' then seeing the
great bar~.a of cotton bales at t)ie gin
'house, "that shall not be , burned,t
hovwever, lest some troops come after- 11
wards and destroy your property. T
will leave a detail of men to guard I
you '' This was do-ne accordingly.
- he other sohliers ' wonder and 1
enqiry be only said, "I have my du
ties to the armj- to fulfill, but my ob-C
lig-ations to the widowsr and orphans ,
of ounr order are more sacred and
At night word came that everything
a.t the "home house," the palatial i
residence of Mrs. Baldwin and daugh
ter had been swept away by fire. Cage
heard "dat old miss and specially
young miss, done gib dose people some
powerful slack jaw and dey sho nuff:
burned the house, the barns and de
gin house, wid everlastin bit of dat
big pile of cotton."
Without ceremony, the two ladies
moved into young Mrs. Baldwin's
house, tading full charge of every
thing, as if all that had been saved
were their's individually. The proud
young wife, taunted the life out of
the sorely eistressed widow, with
cruel insinuations of sold honor. This
was the unkindest cut of all. May
would laugh sarcastically, and speak
of "poor trash" chastiy and let the
vemon of her tongue loose on the in
vaders and. women who "rwould buy
safety and security with violated'
honor," an act no woman in the whole
Southland was ever guilty of.
So unendurable became the vitriol
poured out upon the head of Caro
line," she would say, "what can I do,
a deserted negro cabin there living
for a time upon the charity doled out
to her and her child by the haughty
and soured mother and daughter.
To Cage's, "dog my eat if I'd stan
dis, case dis is all yourn, Miss Cal
line," she would say, What can I do,
the will of old Mr. Baldwin gave it
all to them. My father is ruined as
well as myself. I have no friends
able now to help me, so what 'can't
be cured must be endured."'
Then, came Appomattox and the
Confederacy was buried in the ceme
tery of lost nations. After that the
Ieluge, freedom and reconstruction.
rhe poppin joy that Miss May had
married returned from the war, or
-ather from a bomb proof office, and
inding the vast wealth of his father
ad slipped away he too took up
luarters at the home of the Bald
vins. -There had long been talk of a
nore recent will, old Mingo had oft
m told Cage in secret that Marse
Take could yet be all right, that his
>ld master had told him of his mak
ng of another will of which he
bhould tell his young master at his
But old Mingo had run in the
vay. of a falling limib and was killed
;h same year his master died. So
.t was all considered -as "nigger
;alk" as no record could be found
.n the archives at the county court
iousp. No witnesses ever mentioned
;he subject, so all the talk of anothaer
will seemed a myth.
Now here comes facts that could
;arcely be credited, but many peo
>de now living can vouch for its
;ruthfulness. It is a fact, too, that
s impressive of the Great Father's
~are of the widoYws and fatherless.
~'atters were going along in a fashion]
~or some months after the war, but a i
riis came when the husband of Mrs.
Kay ~began making preparation to
nove off the sixty or seventy bales
af cotton. Cage protested with
ehemence <to "Miss Calline'' at sueh
njustice, declared it an outrage to
take we-uns cotton, dat we worked]
To all of which she could on-ly re
ly, "It is theirs, as well as all the
and and stock, according to Maj.
Baldwin's wilL" She had t'o get
er a home for next year and would
;ry to teach a school for a livelihood.
'Cage pondered many times at the
mfortunate turn of affairs, then he
:00 had an inspiration. He knew a1
rounig offBeer in Columbjia, who had
een a classmate, and a mem,ber of
Warse Jake 's regiment, a bosom
riend of his master. To him he
vent. With hat in hand he told the
fficer of the injustice and cruelty be
ng done to his dead master's wife
Ld child, declared his fbelief in a
ill being in existence, and his be
ief in it being written in Columibia,
hae time Mingo and old master sold
;he cotton, that if his master's friend
would help his widoiv, Cage would
work 'for him till he was paid. The
roung officer believed in 'Cage, for it
~eemed impossiible for a father to dis
herit so good a man as Jake Bald
in, and he would do every thing pos
ble for his widow.
Sure enough he found at the of
ice of Maj. Baldwin's old friend and
egal con.fidant, a record of a will
yritten in 1862. It had been deposit
d in the vaults of Ediwin~ J. Scott's
ank. But the banks, like everything 4
se in Columbia, had been destroyed
>y Sherman's soldiers. But Mr.
3catt apprehending vandalism from
he troops, informed the young officer
'hat he on the night of the fire, had
iven a box containing a lot of private
apers to a friend, living on the out
kirts of the town, but what or whose
apers he did not know. To the
~riend on the outskirts, Cage and the
fficer repaired with faint hopes.
"Yes," said the old citizen, "there
tre a lot of old papers in a trunk up j
ip the morning after the destruction
yf the city, being scattered over the
loor by the plundering, go look."
;They searched long and anxously,
,age's heart beating like a trip ham
ner. At last! At last, came a pack
age that had been ruthlessly torn
apen, on the back of which was, "The
last will and testament of Jaeob Bald
The officer agreed to accompany
Cage home, but his joy was so great
he left and kept up a speed of the
runneer from Marathon.
The day followi.g the Baldwin
family assembled to hear the read
og of the will of the fath-er. After
many bequests and instructions, he
willed his 'beloved daughter Mary
his home plantation and the proiceeds
thereof, together with all the slaves
living on the plantation, also bank
stock, moneys, etc." Then to his son
"Jacob Baldwin, or should he be
dead, his wife and children, the
"quarter place" with the proceeds
thereof, the negroes, etc.'' But ix
order to equalize the shares, his
daughter should pay the son five
thousand dollars or the equivalent in
land, etc. It is not necessary to give
details, but the idea was old Mr.
Baldwin, thinking his daughter would
go to the home of her wealthy hus
band, she would better give land than
negroes in its equalization. All these
facts can be seen in "Recollections
of a Long Life," by Edwin J. Scott.
The reading of the paper being fm
ished, the proud, but now trembling
huband sprang, to his feet and
shouted "fraud," "forgery." He
was told the signatures of the three
)f Columbia's most respectable cit
izens were genuine. That once proud
and haughty woman. sat as stupefied.
When the true import and meaning
3f the will came to her in its full
borce, that she now, instead of Caro
Line, was a pauper, homeltss and
riendless she gave one wild piereing
4hriek and fell swooning in her hus
>and's arms. Cage was mad with joy,
ind ran from house to house to
pread the good tidings. The proud
voman did not have the money, nor
id her husband, to fulfill the re
juirements of the will, so she and her
iusband drifted westward and were
ieard of no more.
"Mis 'Calline'' remains a widow
:o this day, retaining all her amiable
iualities and much of her youthful
eauty, the daughter, beautiful and
is accomplished as her mother, mar
-ied a young professional man, and
ao,w living with her husband in a
2earby eity, surrounded by her chil
iren, all happy and prosperous. Cage
was given a little farm near the riv
ar, he loved so well, with child:ren and
~randchildren living in the. neighb~or
To this day you can see the. aged
1egro sitting on the sunny side of
iis cabin with his young wife sit
ing at his side ('Cage has only been
narried three times) while all is
aappiness around. When you speak
a old "Runaway Cage'' about the
'rolic at old fiddler Bobs, which
vorked such ref ormatiori and ion
iers in his young master, he will
augh till the tears run down the
wrinkled cheeks at the recollection,
tnd say, "Oh, dare was sho dancing
lone dat night, and Marse Jake he
g'as a dancer, 'he was, case I larned
The ever.,burning qurestion, "What
;hall we do with our .boys''" seems
;o be satisfactorily answered in the
following advertisement, which ap
ears in the window of a Farring
ion raead butcher's shop: "Wanted,
L respectalble boy for beef sausage."
Ohamberlain's Stomach and Liver
l'ablets assist nature in driving all
m.purities out of the system, insur
ng a free and regular condition and
'estoring the organs of the body to
iealth and strength. Sold by W. E.
*elham & Soi.
Pins - - ?IC.
Pins - - .iC.
FURBAN PINS inlaid 11
with Gold - - 1 0
Full line Hats and Notions.
All Prices Cut.
&1s. mma H air.
At the Close of the Busin
Condensed From Report
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
40 Paid On Sai
ABOUT WHAT TO EAT (
When you can get just 4
what you are wishing i
for breakfast, dinner or LIf
supper at the up-to-date
Grocery store of
W. 0. WISON I
The wide-awake man 0
who keeps a full line lhYO
*of Staple and Fancy y01~
Groceries, Coffee, Tea,
Ca'nned Goods, Fruits
and Vegetables. Tell 4
your troubles to
Phone No. 2b2 %1
The Class of Patrons a Store ih
Has is the Best Evidence of '
the Kind of Goods it Sells
Wnumber among our Iegla
Whatever you get here you can be
sure has back of It the approval of
me who kow values intoo ~tuf a
of brands the market offers, only
such as are proved worthy of a place
among the worlds finest.
Such a brand is
ELECTA COFFE g HH
a cotee of rare flavor-made so by
handling the world's choicest crop in,
th's one best way; from picking to
packing, so as to produce a coffee of
You'll like Electa whatever your _________
othercofee ueuver rnkecause 5 ATE OF SOUTH
It .*u*** COUNTY OF NF
e E * M*LN O George B. (Cro.mer a
OTICE~ TO DB~MOCRATIC CLUBS- gan
In accordance with the constitu- Leland Coppock Sp<
tion of the Democratie party of Defenidanuts.
South Carolina the Democratic clubs .By order of the
>f the County of Newberry are here- the above entitled ae:
by caled to meet at their respeetive 7, 1910, I will sell a
places of meeting on Saturday, April :in front of the conl
23, 1910, for the purpose of rergn the legal 'hours of sal
tion. At this meeting in addiion May 1910, the real et
to the election of officers for the club of Newberry, S. C.,
there should be eleeected on member- M. Speers died seiz
from each club to serve as a member Nance street, Cline
f the county executive comittee street, and lot of J.
for two years, and also deleates to same to be sold in th
the county convention which will COn- plats of which are o
ene at Newberry court house on fle Thre purchaser w.
\ Monday, May 2, 1910. E2ch club is pyoetido h
entitled to one delegate for eevry iy nshaid sefr th
twenty-five members and one delegate bond and mortgage
for a majority fra:etion thereof- sold, payable in one
Fred. H. Dominick, annual instalments, wv
County Chairman. jthe day of sale at ti
IY, S. C.
ess November 16, 1909.
to State Bank Examiner
Capital $ 50,000.
Undivided Profits 27,01
Notes and Bills Rediscount
J. E NORWOOD,
rou r Census Enumnerator
i wilineed aFountain Pen and
i need one that willgive yonu.
an sel you that Pen at only
1.00 to $2.50
Cs Book Store .
USE OF A THOUSAND THINGS
CAROLINTA, cent., paabe annually, ile'leave f3
rEERRY. anticipate paymnins in whdie' of'-d
JIT. part; the bond to contain the stipa-,
s aministrator, lation for 10'per cent. attorney's fee;
in-surance to be carried on the dwell-I
ing house and assigned to seeure the1
~rs and others, .eredit porton of the purchasa 'rc
of the residence lot. Purchaser top
obtcorinfor papers, and recording.
bion, dated April ~ .aaecutmFrank M. Schumpert,A
et house, within
e, on salesday in
;tati thr town Bargains! Bargains!!
ed; bounded by While They Last
street, Speers 3A limited number of slightly used
A. Rikard, the $95 High Grade Organs for only
ree r mre ots $58 50. These organs appear near
ree r mre ots new adare warranted to last along
n fie in my of- lifetime. Terms of sale giver, on ap
11 be required to plicatir'n. Write for catalog stating
purchase money terms desired This is an opportu
balace b his nity of a life time to possess gfineor
e baanc byhis gan at about cost. Answer quick, for
of the premises such bargains don't last long \
and two equal Address: Malone's Music House,
ith interest from . Columbia, S. C.. Pianos and Orgais.
te rate of 8 per
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