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Will the slow weeks ne ver go
Hark: nhe curfew rlngeth low:
Into twilight soft and gray
Melts at last the weary dV:
Once uavin the night is here:
Aare you thinking of me. Dea?
All day long miy heart has hoard
just one sojtly whispered word:
All day long your nznn has -o:e
To am thrOugh t-he btun hot:
III the faces f th rw -o '.,d:
111 the cries lha eco ludI.
All throughout 1 he hur<-vi ne
All amid the szrife of tongues.
Nothing have I heard or seen
Save your voice. your fae: my Que:
Other women come and go
Other voices whisoer low.
Other eves grew d'iin or bright
Shed or'veil their changeful light;
But I stand anart: alone:
Waiting still for y:ou. my ( wn:
All that waiting. DO you et,!
Darling. as the slow days stea:
Silent, one by one, away.
How my heart must yearn and pray
For the touch of lips and hand?
Darling, do you understand?
In the daily strife andstress:
Do you see the foes that press
Close and hard within, without?
All the dread and all the doubt.
All the fears that clasp and cling,
All the bitter questioning?
Fast, though with no clash of swords,
Gather all those phantom horaes:
And my soul, as falls the night.
Seems to loose her wonted might,
Shrinks before that dusky crew.
Prays and longs and yearns for you.
Must I always watch and wait.
Exiled, famished, at your gate?
Will You not be brave and cone
Ere the pleading lips be dumb?
Ere within the weary eves
Hope's last. glimmer fades and (die?
Ab! dear heart. be strong: he true:
See, a kingdom waits for you:
High above all stain or scathe
Float love's bannershines love's faith,
Enter on your reign serene
Come! my own: my love: my queen.
Who Stole Negroes from Their
Owners and Sold Them.
A STORY OF ANTE BELLUM DAYS.
Many Slaves Were Stolen from Our
Coast Country and Carried
to the West and
The foll wing interesting story we
' the Columbia State:
Some years prior to the Civil war
there was a considerable amount of
emigration from the southern coast
States, most of such emigrants going
to the then unsettled country of the
Wississippi and its tributary valleys.
In most instances these imigrants had
some~means, and they carried their
slaves along with them. Consequently
they were in a position to accumulate
wealth from the rich, alluvial soils -0f
the river bottoms more rapidly than
their less fortunate neighbors who had
no slave labor to help them. Tbis led
to much jealously and discontent or
part of the large class of self-working
whites, who after some years spent mt
seeing their better equipped neighbors
getting richer and they poorer. banded
themselves together in a certain dlis
trict in the lower section of Louisiana
for the purpose of running oIr slaves
from the Carolinas and Virginia and
selling them or keeping them for thi
own uses, as needed, preferably dis
tributing them among themselves, as
this avoided inquiry. They had as
their leader a man who became prom
Inent in the political affairs of Louis
iana in the days of Reconstruction af
ter the Civil war.
This man went to Virginia, where
he bought a small coast trading
schooner. She wyas taken to Mobile,
where a false skin was built in her.
leaving a space between her sides and
this skin of about two feet, room
enough for a negro to stand sideways
therein. It was so cunningly devised
that the most careful search of the
vessel never divulged its existence. It
was divided into compartments, each
holding four or five negroes, and ii
these compartments many an unac
counted for slave (supposed to have
escaped to the north) was conveyed tc
a much warmer climate (of course 2
mean Louisiana). For six years this
trade went on and no one ever sus
pected its existence, as the slave pi
rates were careful to take only one 0r
two slaves from any one owner, and
-then only from those having large
numbers. Occasionally they ran offa
large block of city negroes. but the
--plantation hands, which they pre
ferred, were more carefully selected
from a large area.
It was only on the deathbed of the
mate of the vessel that the facts be
came known, although this boat, at
one time and onther, ran cargoes of
negroes from every Atlantic and Gull
State. A description of one of the
voyages will explain the methods em
ployed to capture their cargoes:
One afternoon just before tue sun
set .on one of tbe most perfect days
that had ever been seen in South Car
olina a small schooner was seen tc
crc ? the bar at the entrance of the
Stono river, some 12 miles below the
city of Charleston, a brisk "sou'eas
ter" filling her swelling sails (which
showed clearly against the background
of trees on the island at the mouth of
the river) brought her quickly up the
river to a point opposite the little
-summer village known as Legareville,
where just at dusk she dropped an
chor. The next morning two or
three of the crew came ashore, osten
sibly for the purpose of buying wood
from the planters on John's island.
which lay to the southwest of the
river, and succeeded in making ar
rangements for a cargo. This gave
*them an opportunity to visit the dif
ferent .plantations and to estimate
the number of negroes on each.
Having thoroughly posted them
selves and picked out the negroes
they liked best they formed means of
talking to them and persuaded themr
to sneak off during the night, appoint
ing a place of meeting and promising
a jug of whiskey, which in those days
was a rather rare treat to negroes.
The unsuspecting negro of course
showed up. Instead of whiskey, gags
and the rope was his portion. HIE
was then conveyed aboard the vessel
and hidden in oneC of the comnpart
ments. Of course a "biue and cry
was raised for the missing negr'ies.
but the boat. although searched. was
found to be empty. andi of course no
suspicion entertaiined that she was
--other than as represented. The ne
oes were, of course. supp(:ed to have
Zaken to the swamp, a trick of whici:
n no than one was frequently guiity.
These pirates obtained on this voyage
some 20 negroes from that section, and
in clue oeurse put to sea the way they
bad come. The word being. of course.
oniv a bluo.il it was thrown overboard
a p.sble% To lihten the bnat
and gv-e her more qpeed, ThC*se ne
After t1h- Cic wvair one of the le
.,: la;wn away on that occasion re
end t' .John's isiand and gave an
.int or his adv entures. No one,
wetvver. bielcved his tale until it was
crrObrateri by the mate's confession,
whien care duly to the knowledge of
the writer The captain was arrested
upon the mates confession. but being i f(
proninent in the corrupt political r(
deals of those times nothing ever came
of it and eventually he went to Cali- q
fornia and was lost sight of. L
Many hundreds of slaves were car
ried off by these pirates and it is sur- n
prising how successfully they eluded i
all suspicion. Had they attempted to
sell all of the negroes thus stolen they
would surely have been caught, but w
the leading spirit of it all was too it
shrewd for that. W. B. Holmes, C
Charleston, July 14. h
COMING HOME TO ROOST. J(
The North Be-inning to Get Back b
Their Lost Chickens. PI
We do not want the people of the
North and West to judge the negroes
of the South by the Vagabonds who y
are committing all manner of crimes
amo'ng them. There are plenty of
grood negroes in the South, and the
oUes who commit the crimes of rape n
and assassination are the vicious ones
among us. and we feel sure the same f(
is true everywhere. A writer in the t]
A ugusta Chronicle says:
The recent brutal outrages per
petrated by the negro in Indiana.
Illinois, Delaware and other northern
localities furnish happy illustrations
of his marvelous progress in moral
culture during forty years freedom and
would seem to suggest this as an ap
propriate time for our brethren across
the line to pass around the hat for
another monument to John Brown. 0
While the collection is being taken
the chair might stimrulate their
righteous zeal by singing. b
"As we go lynching on,"
to a shot gun accompaniment by the
"The mills of the gods grind slowly,
but they grind exceeding fine," and in
the tide of time the chickens turned b
loose by bayonet suffrage, political a
recognition and wite house hospital
ity are coming back to roost in north
"They're coming Fatner Abram
A hundred thousand strong:"
They're coming home to roost
Where they rightfully belong. a
The writer is neither a prophet nor
a pessimist, and yet as the "black hor- a
ror" casts the shadow of its brutal
menace farther and farher into north
ern hearthstones, it may be that even
~under the pale of Faneuil Hall therea
will come some day a dim regret that
Stonewall .Jackson fell ere Gettsburg
The Race Question. r
The race question is attracting con- 'I
siderable attention at the North, and t
it is being discussed by the papers of C
that section in a w.ty that it has never
been discussed before. The Indiana- ?
polis Sentind. says: "The situation t
is serious. It is likely to get worse, r
before it gets better: the race problem t
has become an Indian problem; men
of all parties may as well look the f
facts in tbe face and bethink them- 1
selves how they are to be dealt with." 2
In speaking of the conflict between k
the races in Evansville, Ind., in which r
several people were killed, the Sen- c
tinel says: "Behind all these manifes- '
tations of lawlessness are conditions t
which may well give pause to thought- (
ful men. The fact is that the cam
munity has been debauched and cor- r
rupted by politicians who have im- t
ported hordes of the most ignorant, a
most worthless and vilest negroes,
causing an enormous increase in t
pauperism, vice and crime, and reduc- t
ing materially the average intelligence C
and virtue of the people.'' c
This is a serious indictment and i
sets forth a condition of thirngs that t
communities in the south can fully t
understand and appreciate. While t
the original trouble grew out of the s
act of a lawless negro, the Sentinel d
declares that he had been removed
from the city and the only apparent ~
motive of the rioters has been to
make trouble in order to give vent to
their lawless feelings. The Courier,
of Evansville, Ind., says:
The cause of the present reign of
trror in this city can be directly ~
traced to the vitiation of the negro
for political purposes. Before election
tion time the advertisements are sent
up and down the river among the
shiftless negroes, stating that they
can get money for their votes at
Evansville. The idea, ignorant and
vicious flock here; they are colonized
in saloons: they are gathered in herds1
the night before election, even in the
custom house and the temple of jus
tice, debauched with free beer and
orrupted with free dollars, when they
are properly ready to be used on elec
Commenting on this the Indiana-e
polis Sentinel says: "There is noth
ing to be said in behalf of the mob or g
any of its members. But there is just ~
as little to be said for those who have
deliberately debauched and demoraliz
ed the community by introducing for
political purposes a dangerous and
vicious element and practicing
methods which whenever tolerated s
are certain to produce disastrous con-r
seuences. The wind has been sown,
the whirlwind isbeing reaped." Thle
Auguste' Chronicle says we are ac- ~
customed to this sort of preaching
from the Northern newspapers to
Southern communities, but it sounds V
strangely addressed by an Indiana
polis paper to an~ Indiana audience.
A Routing Fool. f
One brave man has developed in lli-9
nois. To the Chicago Chronicle he c
says, speaking of the negro: "I think b
that one who is industrious, honest s
and true to his croan try is a thoiusand 1e
times better and more to be esteemed 1<
thn a million of rebels whose claim I
to superiority is bottomed only upon il
the possession of a white hide." The hi
Coumbia State says "at latest ac- S
couts th~is man had not been lynched. ti
Of course he meant to say a "half s5
million rebels," for it was that num- u
er which kept tihe two million of the '
~true to his country" and "hot for a n
bounty" interested for four years.
The survivors have been endeavoring
even since to keep the surplus in the n
treasury red uced. But the Illinois 0
water is not a survivor: at least 1,300 51
miles separated him from the nearest
TEWS FROM LIBERIA.
rhat a Wemat Who Lived There
Thirty Years Says of It.
VI'G THERE SAME AS HERE.
ie Says Sonme or theo vtstWh
Wenr from the souit i Are
Doing Well aud
The Augusta Herald piblishes the
llowing, which will be interesting to
ading those who are interested in
lestion of colonizing the negroes to
iberia or any other locality:
The stnry that Rosa Crawford, a
gro woman, just returned from Lib
ia, Africa, has a touch of local color,
that she was married in Augusta
hile enroute to the Dark Continent
1865. The woman has returned to
olumbus, Ga., and the following are
er experiences: 'The young woman
ined the first colonizing party that
ft Columbus after the war. In 1865
ie ran away from her parents and
ined a party of some two or three
undred negroes that left for the
romised Land of the newly-freed
aves. She had been a house girl at
ie home of the late Colonel Mott, on
[ott's green, and in the course of a
ar or two would have been cooking.
hile en route to her new home, she
tarried in Augusta, her husband be
ig one of the colonists. At Charles
n the negroes were placed aboard a
w ship and after a long voyage they
tund themselves in the old home of
eir race-Africa. The colonists set
ed in the seaport Monrovia, which is
e capital of the co.ntry .
The Crawford woman gives an inter
;ting account of her experiences in
frica. She is intelligent, and noted
icidents more closely than the aver
ge negro. She said that those who
ent over went to work in pretty
inch the same stations as at home
me cooking, others laundering,
hers keeping hous:, etc. She her
lf is a laundress and says that she
tade a good living there- about the
tme living she could have made at
ome. She spent practically all the
me in Monrovia, not going into the
iterior except on rare occasions, and
en not far from town. She says the
atives around Monrovia are peaceable
t further back in the interior they
re dangerous. Agriculture is actively
irried on near the coast, corn, grain
ad all the vegetables ordinarily raised
i Georgia being successfully grown.
o cotton is grown in the colony. She
Lys that health conditions there are
t so very different from what they
re in this county-the climate suits
>me and disagrees with others just as
t home, where some are healthy and
thers unhealthy. She says that when
e first went to Liberia all the sugar,
olasses, etc., consumed in Monrovia
nd the other towns was made up in
his country, but that in later years
his industry has declined so that most
f such articles are now iLnported.
'ormerly the settlers in the upper part
f Lineria sawed much lumber. but
ow the lumber is imported, she says.
~he original settlers bad much energy,
ut the present generation is not in
lined to develop these industries.
The Crawford woman says that
hen she first went to Liberia two or
bree American ships touched at Mon
via every week. Now sometimes
wo or three years pass without an
Lmerican ship visiting the port. The
>reign trade is in the hands of Eng
shmen, Germans. Dutchmen and
orweigians, the American interest
aving steily declined. Many of the
etail stores in Monrovia are kept by
olored people. There are but few
hite people in Monrovia. She says
hat Monrovia is hardly as large as
While a good many of American
egroes there are dissatisfied with
eir lot and wish to return to A merica
nd would do so if they could pay their
assage, yet many are content with
eir surroundings and intend to spend
e rest of their lives in A frica. The
!rawford woman says that the Ameri
an negroes are exercising a civilizing
aluence over the native Americans;
bat they bring the children of the na
ives into the towns, teach them, and
hat the colony has churches and
hools just as the negroes in America
Fifteen years ago her husband died.
n 1898, she moved to Sierra Loane,
be English colony just north of Li
eria. Here she found many rich
rhite families who were willing to
ay well for Fne laundry work, and
be says that she was able in the
ourse of a year or so to save the
2oney with which to buy her pas
age home. She landed in Florida
ort, from which she afterwards pro
eeded by steamer to Brunswick.
'rom there she went to Atlanta,.
ieeting her brother, and also her sis
e, Matilda Dawson, of Columbus.
rho had been wired to come to At
nta. They had not seen each other
1 thirty-eight years. and made such a
enonstration that an A tlanta police
ian came near locking both up.
he is now with her sister at I818
'ird avenue. She says she enjoyed
recellent health during her entire
ay in Africa. Of the Columbus ne
roes .who wvent to Liberia in 1866,
as than half dorzen have returned to
A Fatal Tornado.
At Streaton, Ill.. on Friday a tor
ado killed five persons, injured a
:ore of others and caused a heavy
roperty loss. The dead are: Harry
)oyle, 'N. H. Bivens, R. Purcell,
harles Snyder and an unknown ne
ro. All except Purcell were killed
t the race track. A new bLiilding
ad just been erected and the races
rere to have been given week after
ext. Not a building is left stand
ig. All of the buildings at Case
lectric park were destroyed and tihe
ance and amphitheatre of the ball
ark were blown away. Stauber's
[othing factory, a two-story brick
uilding, was blown down and all the
yck was ruined. T1he \'ulcain West
rn company's plant suffered heavy
>ss. Purcell was killed there. The
linois, Indiana and Iowa bridge cost
ig 1,000,000, is nearly half gone, the
oisting works and buildings at
pring Alley, four miles west of Strea
>r were blown down and several per
yns were injured. Many houses were
nroofed and otherwise damaged.
elephone and telegraph lines are
early all down and details are mnea
re. Four persons were killed and
n others seriously injured b~y a tor
ado which struck the northern part
Mendola, Ill. The path of the
orm was about eight miles in length.
verything in the storm's track was
1eas lvdt the grond.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Gathered and Condensed by the New
berry Observer ir PRusy Readers.
Three men r dr'iwned by "''!
i h;iJg boat of! Peliza
cola. Fla., on MIonday.
Theh sa f@ in. tihe Southrrn -ail wa y
of M40o0 on Sunday night.
Mrs. Lliza Stick, aged 70. of Nuank,
Conn.. drowned herself on .\linday
night in Mystic river.
An explosion in a powder mill near
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. on Monday killed
three meen and seriously injury sevr
1aude Jordine. aged IT. of Bloom-:
ipgton. Ill., was arrested on MNonday
on the charge of having killed her
A freight train ran away on Mon
day down the steep grade near Saluda,
N. C., and 17 cars loaded with coal
were smashed to pieces.
The New England cotton mills have
agreed that they will close down until
some time in October rather than buy
cotton at present prices.
Frank Long, a Macon, Ga.. grocer,
has made this seasun. according to the
Atlanta Journal, upwards of 85,000 on
40 acres of canteloupes.
Adnah Rogers and his wife, aged 75
and 74, of East Brewston. 'Mass., were
run over and killed by a train on Mon
day while they were driving in a
Gov. Lanham of Texas has issued a
proclamation offering $50.000 to any
person who will discover and furnish a
pratical remedy for cotton bull wevil
Mary MJcDonald. described by the
Journal as a "a pretty young woman,
was tined $25.75 by the recorder of
Atlanta on Tuesday for "cussing'' a
young man over the phone.
Geo. B. Hiss of Charlotte, N. C.,
president of the American Cotton
Manufacturers association, thinkc
there will be 30,000,000 idle spindkl
by the first of September.
J. T. Cato, a well-known buther o:
Fort Valley, Ga.. committed. suici&
on Monday by shooting himself in the
head with a pistol. le left a wife an
six children. No cause for the ded
Georgians are evidently fond of
children. There was a rush of off3rs
in Atlanta the other day to adopt a
13-year-old kid who declared that ik
mother was in the asylum and hi
father on the chaingang for cow
Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgia
says there are sutlicient funds in hat d
to begin the erection of the "Battlt
Abbey" at Richmand, Va. The fund
of the Confederate Memorial associa
tion for this object are now stated t(
Mrs. Minnie Cummigs, on trial foi
killing her fourth husband in Apri
last, was convicted in St. Louis. Mo.,
on Monday ani was sentenced to ter
years in the penitentiary. She is to b
tried next week for killing~ her thirc
husban, EdIward Harris. in 1901.
G~en. Nelson A. Miles rode horse
back from Fort Hill. 1. T., to Rteno
Ol.. a distance of 90 miles on Tues,
day in nine hours and ten minutes
changing horses several times aloni
the route. The general took the ridt
to prove that though nearly 05 he i
still hale and hearty.
Mrs. Carrie Luce is suing F. W
Wood worth & Co., proprietors of a 10
cent store in IRichmond, Va., fo:
$5,000 damages for getting her Iei
broken in a crowd while attending
"bargain sale" in their store. She con
tends that the proprietors should noi
have permitted such a large crowd t<
HOW CROPS FARED.
Heat Not Excessive at Any Tim
D~uring the Past Week.
Section Direction J. W. Bauer ha<
issued the following report of the crop;
and weather for the past week:
The week ending S a. in., Monday
July 13th, had a mean temperature o
80 degrees, which is practically nor
mal. The heat was not excessive a
any time, nor was there a wide dail
range between the day and the nigh
temperatures. These conditions wer
favorable on crops, but there was
deficiency in sunshine over the east
ern and central parts that was harm.
ful to a slight extent.
HEAVY RAINS IN SOME COUNTIEs.
Locally, there was excessive precipi
tation in Edgeiield, Mfarion. MIarlbor<
and Saluda counties and almost daily
excessive rains from the Savannah val
ley in Barnwell and IHampton north
ward to southern Clarendon and WVil
liamsburg counties, and in western
Sumter. In this part of the State the
rainfail amounted to from :3 to over(
inches. This area includes the regior
of heaviest rainfall during June wher
it amounted to from 10 to 18 inches.
The rains in other parts were beneti
cial, and some places in the northerr
parts are in need of more rain. The
week's averagefor the State was 2.01
Thie week's weatheir was favorale
for crop growth and development, wit!
the above exception, and for farm
work, cultivation having made consid~
erable progress. especially in the west
With the exception of a number o1
localities that report the contrary. ele
corn is-a fair crop and is about laid by
in clean condition. M1uch corn v-as
destroyed on low lands where the rains
were excessive. Young corn has a good
color and looks promising.
COTTON GENERALLY IP~coVED.
There was a general improvement ir
cotton, though some sections failed tc
share in it. but reports from most sec
tions indicate that the olants are mak
ing rapid growth, too rapid for proper
fruitage in the Pee D~ee counties,
though they are still smaill and late in
blooming. Blooms are more crnamon~
than last week. Lice remains on very
young cotton, in spots, but they no
longer threaten injury. In the western
counties most fields are clean. but
grassy fields is the prevailing condi
tion in tihe eastern ones. Cotton is
poorest, and yellow, on sandy lands,
but most of it has a healthy color, es
pecially sea island cotton.
Tobacco curing continues and the
crop as a whole has i mproved. Melon
shipment are not heavy, as the crop is
light as yet. Planting fall truck~
crops is underway. Mino0 crops con
tinue to thrive. Peaches still rotting.
Other fruits fairly plentiful. Pastures
are excellent. Farm laborers are scarce
in many parts of the State.
Edwins D. Phelps, a millionaire
resident of New York city, committed
suicide by inhaling illuminating gas
n Mondry. Ill health was the cause.
A SPLENDID TRIBUTE
Of the Pr-es. Association to the Late
VdAitor of The Star.e.
The followng reolution.'s were pre
sented and adopted at the cession of
the Press association at White Stone
Sprinhgs the evening before adjourn
Your committee on the death of
Mr. N. G. Gonzales would offer the
following as its report:
In view of the sudden and lament
able death of our brother journalist,
Mr. Narcisso Gener Gonzales, on
January 19. 1903. let us add tribute
to his work and to his memory.
In him we recognize a man of the
highest type. le was a man of
true principle. He hated the low
and mean with an extreme hatred
Ile exacted from his fellow men,
especially those in public position, the
same irreproachable conduct he re
quired from himself. He was a man
of decided conviction. He thought I
clearly and logically and always knew s
what he believed. If he made mis
takes at times in the application of
principles to conditions and actions of
others, so that he was judged to be
unfair and even unjust, yet his
positiveness and firmness in convic
tions, as to what he thought would
be right, won for him the respect of
thbse who did not agree with him.
le was an independent thinker, and
often advocated movements and
policies in advance of those above him,
which, of course, meant frequent
differences of opinion and opposition
to his views. He was a careful and
accurate man, and yet his was a quick
and penetratiug mind. His position
was always positive ana clearly defin
ed. These q.ualities won for him suc
cess and eminence as a journalist. He
was the founder of the Columbia State
in 1891, and soon made it one of the
best newspapers in the whole south.
His services to Columbia, South Caro
lina, and to the soath, cannot now be
measured. He was a patriot of the
truest type and a worthy public ser
vant. in him we have lost one of the
most brilliant and successful editors
of the new south, and this association
has lost an active, efficient and loyal
member. Let us emulate his virtues.
J. C. Mace,
W. H. Greever,
H1. H. Watkins.
A WILD GOOSE CHASE.
Seeking a Buried Treasure Near the
City of Savannah.
W. H. Haslip, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
is in Savannah, Ga., to dig for buried
treasure on an adjacent set island. It
is not a wild, Captain Kidd kind of an
adventure he is on, however. The
treasure he is after was buried on
Warshaw island in 1869 by a Confede
rate soldier of the name of Amos
Berien, who died in Philadelphia last
week. Berien, who had been in the
employ of Mr. Haslip for the past ten
years, often told that gentleman that
he had treasure buried on the Georgia
coast. Shortly before his death he
told Mr. Haslip that in his trunk
would be found certain papers and
parch ments tt at would be of value to
him, and that the property was all to
be Mr. Haslip's after Berien died.
Mr. Haslip investigated the trunk.
~Among other things he found an old
piece of sheepskin parchment, which
had evidently done duty as a drum
head. The parchment contained a
map of Warsaw island, locating a cer
tain spot. Accompanying it was a
statement to the effect that Berien
was first mate on the Confederate
blockade runner, Lucy Verne, out of
Baltimore. On one trip when a rich
Virginia family named Starke was
aboard the Verne was chased by a
federal war vessel.
Finding themselves overhauled it
was determined to buy ashore all the
treasure aboard. Berien was one of
the party assigned to bury the treas
ure, Hie made a map of the location
on a drumhead, which he kept. Sever
al times, Berien - says, he attempted
to recover the treasure, but some
thing interferred. Mr. Haslip is posi
tive of the correctness of the story
and says he will devote a month if
necessary to locating the treasure,
which, according to Berien's mem
orandum, consists of gold coin and
Forty Days of Fair Weather.
Last Wednesday was St. Swithin's
day and according to an old legend if
the day is clear, forty days of cloud
less weather will ensue. The old
legend runs as follows. Swithin was
the bishop of Winchester and a most
devout man. His death Look place in
I1832, and, in accordance with his
wishes, he was buried in the church
yard where the "sweetrain of heaven"
cudfall on his grave. Whenth
bishop was canonized an attempt was
made by the clergy to remove the
body from the church yard to the
choir of the cathedral as a mark of
much greater honor, July 15 was set
for the removal but when the day
came it rained in such torrents that
the plan could not be carried into ef
fect. it continued to rain for -10 days
arterward by which time the clergy
were fully convinced that the good
bishop, now the sainted Swithin, was
satisfied to have his bones remain
where they were, and they let them
C onvo POULTRY-Corn is one of
the staples as poultry food, and yr t we
can trace a large per cent. of the fail
ures to its obuse. If given to fowls
daily it will produce fat and this in
time completely ruins the fowl so far
as laying is concerned, but if fed in
moderation, as a change from oats,
wheat and peas, it makes an almost
indispensable supply. It is excelent
also for growing chickens, but these, as|
with the old fowl, it must be fed
sparingly. During very cold weather
without corn it is well nigh impossi
ble to keep the hens laying, but even
then best results are obtained by par
tially roasting it. For fattening poul
try or mrketmeal take~s first place,
adtewrk can be accomplised sev
eral days (juicker than when other is
used. When preparing poultry for
market feed all they will eat' but
when feeding hens for eggs let corn be
only an occasional feed, or only a par
tia raionifgiven daily. Oats should
betepicipal grain food for laying
hens, the corn being used simply as a
change. When thus fed it produced
most excellent results.
Trhe Supreme court of Florida has
conirmed the Sentence of death
against William Sylvester. who was
convicted of murdering Edward Bur
ton. master mechanic of the S. A. L.
shops at Fernandina, for discharging
him. Unless pardoned he will be
IN TEE STATE.
he Pappenings in Various Sections R
ofrSouth Caralina Briefy Told. tr
A new $25,000 oil mill has boan th
aganized at Jonesville, d
James H. Tillman was takcn to M
[jexington jail on Monday. o!
The State Farmers Alilancer will ti
neet In Columbia on Wednesday the ti
Julius C. Smith. a prominent re
pected citizen of Greenville, died on
donday, -aged 74.
Rev. John Attaway. an aged Metho
list minister, died at his home at di
ffilliamston on Tuesday. ax
Plans are maturing for adding a o(
;50,000 building to the plant of the le
)olumbia Female college. fa
The people of Winnsboro ha' et
roted down a proposition to establish ec
beer dispensary in that town. ti
The Anderson Mail says: "A suc
esstul farmer who lives near the city
ias sold $600 worth of cabbages from
ix acres this year."
The work of paving the streets of o
Lnderson began on Tuesday and will sl
ye completed in four months at a is
ost of about $25,000. w
Eddie Smith, a white boy of 13, do
vas killed In Charleston on Sunday by t<
alling from a tree which be had fi
limbed in order to rob a bird's nest. to
The Pacolet mill stockholders met rr
n Spartanburg on Tuesday and voted P
o increase the capital stock from one t
nillion to two and to rebuild at once. 0
J. Walker Mauldin of Pickens coun- i
y was shot and killed on Monday .
iight while trying to get his friend t
3urt Moore out of a house of ill re
ute. Moore is accused of doing the
Will Holland, a young man of re
pectable parents, was shot and killed
arly Tuesday morning in a house of
11 repute in Columbia by J. W. Burk
alter. formerly of Waycross, Ga., t(
2ow a telegraph operator in- Colum
Judge Dantzler at Laurens on tl
Wednesday granted bail to Jno. H. c
Wham, th slayer of Fayette Ramage, E
n the sum of $4,000. The defendant it
was represented by Ferguson & r(
Featherstone and W. R. Ricbey, the t
tate by Solicitor Sease and 0. L. di
Changing Their Tune.
The Augusta Chronicle says nothing a
more notable has occuored in the last i
ear than the radical change in the S
reatment of the negro question by
Northern newspapers. For years
past The Chronicle has urged the going
>f negroes to Northern states, believ
ing that these v'ery changes that have n
zome about would result, and that
Northern communities having this ne
?ro problem to deal with to face among
bemself, and not simply to preach to
outhern audience would see things in b
i new light. The following are some is
>f the recent expressions by Northern t]
men and newspapers based on the race
rouble and lynching in Delaware, in it
Illinois, or Indiana: n
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press says We g
are tired of negroes and the negro A
problem, and we are outraged with c
negro preachers denouncing lynching f3
without a word of condemnation for s1
the negro brutes that cause them. 1:
The Kansas City Jonrnal says The is
negro race is but one generation out of e;
slavery, and but a few generations out si
of barbarism. When he reverts to o
barbarism and .commits a crime b
against womankind the punishment 'I
will be fully as swift and horrible in p
the north as in the south. o
The Mmneapolis Tribune says: The b
wave of black horror that is creeping
over the country will soon or late be o
met and topped and overwhelmed by d
a waye of horror that will leave the t
superior race rid of everything of the t
inferior but the brutal barbarous a
passions and bibit the conflict has t
bred. The daric horror that hangs
over the south is oreeping across the I
Potomac, the Ohio-, the Mississippi t
and menacing the north as well. f
Dr. Lorimner, the famous pulpit ora- c
tor and platform lecturer, declares: u
Instead of- holding meetings to de- b
nounce lynching, we should hold meet- t
ing with a view of forever stopping r
barbarous assult on the women of cur
land. They are too frequent, and c
what wonder human nature boils i
over before such bloody deeds? we r
should make it plain that white men c
will not tolerate attacks upon their 0
wives and daughters. This is the im- t
perative duty of the hour, and I
trust it may not be overlooked by our t
colored citizens in their talk about s
racial prejudice. The lynching is a il
regrettable affair, but the wanton a
murder of a defenseless woman is
more so. This butchery of our wo- p
men must be blotted out some way or p
We reproduce these statements by c
staunch Northern and Republican e
journals especially for the benefit of li
the negroes, and that our readers, 1
generally, may see what a change has
come over Northern sentiment on this c
negro question. b
A Bold Burglar. i
A dispatch from Red Bank, N. J1., is
say~s the home of mayor Davis was
burglarized early Wednesday morning
by Thomas Thomas, alias Thomas
Dunn, a negro ex-convict, who also
a,ttempted an assnlt on Miss Grace
Davis, the mayor's daughter. The1
negro later was caught with an ac
complice in the barn. Both were
committed to the country jail at Free
bold. There was talk of lynching
Thomas, but the prompt action of the1
police in hurrying the negroes out of
town averted trouble.
A Tough Story.
A Columbia, Mo., dispatch to the
New York Sun says: 'The Missouri
river flood has given P. C. Nuckles of
Rocheport a new house, completely
furnished. The high water drove Mr.
Nuckles away from his farm, and whenI
~e returned to it hie found on his land
i comparatively new house, which was
in good condition, despite its water
journey. There is nothing about it
:o indicate who the owner is."
TWENTY-F1VE thousand men labor
d fromearly morning tilliate at night '
n the Kansas wheat belt Sunday. In I
0 counties where the harvest is ready
shousands of reapers were in action.
Jhurch services in many rural dis
~rits- were wholly abandoned. Many r
,omen helped the men and others tl
arried water to the fields for the
THE Macon Tel egraph says the edi-1
or of the New I ork Evening Post
rites as though he were "a profes
ional negro," and, as every one has
bserved, the professional negro re
uses to see any wrong on his own side
f the fence, he accuses the whole
vhite race as responsible for mob viol- w
~ne, and is disposed to make martyrs, TJ
f not heroes, out of particularly vile ti
:riminals. This not only does no good si
"The Curse of Eve."
In an interesting and ingenious pa
r published in the North American
!view under the title of "The Curse
Eve," Margaret Bisland essays to,!
ace what she terms "the decline of|
clal stamina of the American" to
e emiarncipation (if woman from
ties soiely domestic. She ;um
arites the rtisties of the decrease 1
the native American race. recalling i
e prediction of Thomas Jetierson f
a-. by 1875 the p(pUlatiUn of the:
nited States must number no less 1
an 80.010.000, an estimate basedi1
)on the repro)ductivity of the native
inerican at the beginning of the last
ntury and takinu no account of the
.000.000 immi rLnts and their chit- 1
co or of the 10,000,000 negroes who I
'e included in our last census of 76.- 1
W,000. From this fact the writer'
aps to the proposition that this
ilure in natural increase "is due
> nothing more or less than the over
lucation and abnormal public activi
es so ardently encouraged among our
omen since the close of the civil
It is claimed that the law of nature
to "deprive intellectually developed
oman of her fecundity." which can
21y be preserved through domestic
ielter. The origin of this discovery
traced to the legend of Eden,
hence the race in Asia, checked in
-velopment and hurled back almost
> savagery because Eve tasted the
-uit of the tree of knowledge, learned
> fear "false ambition, calling wo
ian away from her appointed and
rimordial task." The writer traces
iis theory through the ri-e and fall
Roman civilization, where the ear
er matron was the life of the hearth,
hose emancipation marked degenera
on. With the participation of wo
en in the affairs of the Roman
>rum came the period when men
ere forced to seek heirs by adoption.
hen ladies reckoned years by divorces
2d when empresses left only crimes
>r their memories.
The conclusion drawn by the writer
at if the United States should cease
> be nourished by Europe "with the
arm bloom of her vast maternity"
ir western race would fail because of
e "constitutional fragility and
>nsequent vic." that destroyed the
oman empire is perhaps too sweep
g. but it must be admitted, however
luctantly we may wish to d t, that
ere exist here two tende ies-the
iminution of the family and the
eakening of the the mar..age tie
iat bode no good to the future of the
public. It is a question for the
vanced women to consider whether,
ke the Roman empire, the United
bates is becoming, "defeminized.'
LOOKOUT FOR THE COMET.
Is Nearly Overhead at Eleven
O'clock in the Evening.
B'relli's comet is now plainly visi
le to the naked eye, and as the moon
later every night the conditions for
e visibility of the comet improve.
The comet itself is rapidly brighten
ig and observers should experience
o dtliculty in detecting it several de
rees southwset of the bright star
.1pba Cygni. Just now the position
f the comet 'is such that lines drawn
com it to the north star and the fixed
ar Vega would form clmost an equi
teral triangle. At p. in., the comet
;nea.rly overhead, where the naked
ye catches sight of it at oncb by rea
>l of its peculiar appearance-that
f a hazy patch of light, or, as it has
een described, that of a hairy star.
he nucleus is visible as a bright
oint, and the haze surrounding it is
ontinually extending and now resem
les a very large bright nebula.
With an opera glass the denser part
f the tail near the head can be easily
istinguished, but a telescope is needed
show the bifurcation of the comet's
a1, which is several degrees in length
nd growing as the comet continues
o approach the sun.
A dispatch to the St. Louis Globe
)emocrat from San Jose, Cal., states
ba Prof. W. WV. Campbell, of the
amous Lick Observatory, has seen the
omet and that it promises to be an
nusually interesting object. its
rightness has increased so rapidly
bat it is now as visible as a fourth
2agnitude star. Prof. Campbell says:
"The orbit oQf the comet has been
omputed by Prof. Perrine. It is now
a a parabole in such a way that its
earest approach to the sun will occur
n August 27 at a distance of 31,000,
00 miles. its present distance from
e earth is about 20,000,000 miles.
"The recent discoveries concerning
he con stitution of matter and the
ub-division of atoms lend particular
ferest to the phenomena connected
rith this comet.
"The tail and other nebulous ap
endages of comets are probably comn
osed of matter iinally divided and in
highly electritied condition, so that
r~metary nucleus throwing off these
manations may in some respects be
kened to a bit of radium giving off
3 streams of disintegrated atoms.
"The comet will continue to in
rease in brightness, but it cannot yet
e said how bright it will become. it
;at present moving rapidly, so that
is change of place from night to night
Jiolaases and salt fe=aK-o.
What is said to be an infallible
emedy for sprains and bruises attend
d with painful inflammation is a pouil
ice of hot molasses and salt. Stir the
nolasses so stiff with salt that the
oultice ean be held in place by a
nuslin bandage and wrap the affected
arts well, so as to retain the heat as
ong as possible. This Is good for
ieasts as well as human beings.
Very Nice Indeed..
Mrs. Gadd--Wouldn't it he grand if
cence should discover the moon to be
ihabited and hit on some way to talk
rith our lunar neighbors?
Mrs. Gabb-Indeed it would. They
rould be near enough to talk to, yet
.ot near enough to be runming in at ali
ours of the day, you know.
The One Thing Free.
"He took some fine views with his3
"Yes. There was nothing else be
ould take without having it charged
.p extra in the hotel bili."-Chicago
The Main Point.
Therese-It must have been a ter
ible shock for you when you heard of
e death of your aunt, was it not?
Helene-Oh no; I had still my new
lack silk dress.-Lustige Blatter.
Pleasant Old Gentleman-Have you
ved here all your life, my little man?
Arthur (aged six)-Not yet.
IT Is stated that the Cincinnati
hiskey combine has been smashed.
his may be taken as another i'lustra
on of ~the fact that whiskey will
nash any combination into which
THE EVANSVILLE TEOUBLE.
'orrupt Republican Politics at The
Botwmn of the Race Riots.
A private letter to the editor of The
entinel from one of the leading men
f Evansville, a gentlemen of long
'esidence and of the highest character,
ays. among other things:
"The situation in Evansville is truly
hat which was described in an edi
orial in The Sentinel recently, headed
An Indiana Problem.' and, in my
ndgment, too much stress cannot be
aid upon the fact that all of this law
essness is the direct result of the im
>ortation of the vicious and lawless
iegro of the south by the Republican
"lticians for political. purposes.
"The spirit which has prompted the
iction of the municipal and county au
,horities in this county has been, and
tow is. to hold the negro vote. Their
rearfulness is that they will lose one
housand negro voters in the courityj
nd every effort and energy has been
ised and expended for the purpose of
;atisfying the negroes that they will
not be molested, in order to get them
to remain here for the sole purpose of
usir.g their elective franchise.
"I do not write you this letter for
publication, but to apprise you, in so,
far as I can, of the situation here.
"The truth is thatothere is neither
reason nor excuse for ordering out the
militia for Evansville. There never
was, nor has been, any mob spirit
here. There were acts of violence
committed by drunken rioters, both
white and black, which was the after
clap of a Fourth of July celebration.
The dives and saloons in the city were
open all day the Fourth of July, all
night Saturday night and all day Sun
day, the 5th, and the real trouble oc
curred on the night of Sunday, the
5th, and had no militia been ordered
out here there would have been no
loss of life.
"Politics, as practiced by the Re
publican managers in this locality, is
the cause of the trouble here."
These statements come from a
source which entitles them to the full
est weight and consideration.
As the Evansville situation clears
up it is becoming more and more ap
parent that the root- of the trouble
lies in the fostering of vicious ele
ments for political purposes, and the
immediate cause of the recent dis
graceful occurrences was the ineffici
ency and cowardice of the local au
What Evansville needs is a thorough
A LADY RE CUED
From a Most Perilous Position In
the Yasemite Valley.
Mrs. A. E. Johns, of New York
City, who has been staying in the
Yasemite valley fcr a few days, was
found Tuesday morning in a steep
crevasse back of Sentinel Dome. Mon
day Mrs. Johns started from Glacier
Point hotel to walk to Fissures, 1o
cated some tw'o miles from the hotel,
and did not return Monday night.
Early Tuesday morning Mr. Potter, a
hotel clerk, who was a member of one
of the searching bodies who started
out to look for her, discovered her al
most lifeless form on a ledge that jut
ted out from the-steep side of the Sen
Her rescue from the perilous posi
tion was attended with great difilcul
ty. A rope was securely tied around'
Mrs. Johns' waist and an effort made
to help'her to the rim above. This.
attempt proved futile because of Mrs..
Johns' weight. By leaning over te
abrupt precipice Mr. Potter could dis
cern another and larger ledge a hun
dred feet below from which was a.
sheer drop of hundreds of feet. He:
determined to try this plan of rescue.:
Giving the order to those above to.
lower the rope air. Potter swung the
inanimate form ->f Mrs. Johna out from:
the tiny strip of rock upon which she
had braced herself for fifteen hours.
and by swinging the rope to and f-ro.
Mr. Potter was able to lodge the bod3y:
of Mrs. Johns on the larger ledge..
He then descended himself. Calling:
to one of the mountain guides above:
Mr. Potter had him drop the rope to.
the ledge upon which all three were:
now resting. Then the two picked:
up Mrs. Johns and together they made:
their difficult way around dangerous.
ledges and over preciprces beneath un
til, almost worn out, they finally:
reached the rim above once more.
Mrs. Johns is suffering much fromu
nervous shock, but as no bones were
fractured she will recover. She is a.
woman of prominence in New Yoric
and expected soon to start for Japan..
The St. Georges Eagle says: H'enry
Summers, colored, was shot by some
unknown assassin on Saturday night.
about 10 o'clock. and at first was.
thought to be in a dying condition, but,
he has recovered and is getting alli
right. The -shooting occurred in a
senant house on the place known as -
thie iKeller house, and was indeed a.
cowardly act. A shot gun wa~s used
for the work. The Sneriff telephonedi
to Charleston for blood hounds, but
through some misunderstanding they
were delayed and could not be used on
the trail. The barefooted coward was;
ti'acked, however. by a posse for some
distance through the field in which he
passed to commit the deed, but noth
ing could be done in the way of detec
tion. Sheriff Vernedoe arrested and
locked up about a half dozen negroes,.
but at the preliminary on Monday all
were released but two, Julius Dollison
and Andrew Bailey, who will have to
answer for -the crime in the circuit
court. Sberiff Varnedoe wishes to
thank all the young men of the town
for their prompt and valuable assist
ance in the endeavor to capture the
guilty paity." We hope the guilty
parties have been caught. Assassina
tion is one of the foulest crimes known
t~o the law, and it is a pity that every
scoundrel guilty of it could not be
caught and punished.
A Young Lady Drowned.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says: News reached the city
Friday night that Miss Ethel Harr
son was drowned Thursday while visit
:ng friends in Florida. Particulars of
Ihe distressing accident were not
riven. Miss Uarrison was a sister of
Srs. George Baker and of Mr. Walter
Elarrison. who at one time was in the
amploy of the Hill-Orr drug store in
this city but who now lives at Pied
nont. She formerly resided at Pied
niont and had many friends through
)ut the county who will be shocked to
earn of her tragic death.
A N Indiana man has been discovered
.vho thinks he is an ox. It is ditticult
~o believe that any Indiana man could
possibly think he could be anything
but a statesman, an air ship inventor