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WI)! tii? sl?W Wfcck? hev?? goV.
HatlU th?tiuifehV.ilugetli.l?wl * .
Into twilight stfft ?hd ^ay ;
Melta'fo last the weary day;
Once ?Rain tho hight la here!. ,.
Aaro you thinking of nie, Dear?
All ddy long my heart has heard
Just one softly Whispered-word;.
All day long your nanto has como
To mo,through the bu?yhuni;
Everywhere Tn the hall and street ' s
You hj|vo tarried with me; Sweet)
In tho fucos of the crowd;
In tho orles Unit echo loud,
All throughout tho hurrying throngs1,
All amid the strife of tongues,*?
Nothing have I heard or seen
(save, your yol?c. your face; my Queen;
Other Voices whisper low,
pther^eyes grow dim or bright,
Shod or veirthclr changeful light:
But I 'stand apart; alone;
Walting still for you, my Own;
AH that .waiting. Do you feel;
Darlihg, as the slow days steal
filent, .one by one, away,
How nay ne Ari must yearn and pray
For the touch of Jlps and hand?
Darling, do you understand?
Jn tho daily strife and stress;
Do you see the foes that press
Close and hard within, without? .
AH tho dread and all the doubt,
AH tho fears that clasp and cling,
AH the bitter questioning?
Fast, though with no clash of swords.
Gather all those phantom horcies;
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 1 always watch and wait,
Exiled, famished, at your gate?
Will you not be brave and'eome
Ere the pleading lips be dumb?
Ere within the weary eyes
Hope's hist glimmer fades and dies?
Ali! dear heart, be strong; be true
See,.a kingdom waits for you!
High above all stain or scathe
Floats love's banner,shines 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 Or ANTE BELLUM DAYS.
Mr.ny mayen Woro Stolon from Our
Conni Country ?nil Curried
lo (ho West and
' The following interesting story we
clip from the Columbia State:
Some years prior to thc Civil war
there was. a considerable amount of
emigration from the southern coast
Stales, most of such emigrants going
to the then unsettled country of the
Mississippi and its tributary valleys.
In most instances these (migrants had
some means, and they carried their
slaves along with them. Consc(>uently
they were in a position to accumulate
wealth from the rich, alluvial soils of
the river bottoms more rapidly than
their less fortunate neighbors who had
no slave labor to help them. This led
to much jealously and discontent on
part or the large olass of sell-working
whites, who after some years spent in
seeing their better equipped neighbors
getting richer and they poorer, handed
themselves together in a certain dis
trict in the lower section of Louisiana
for the purpose of running off slaves
from the Carolinas and Virginia and
selling them or keeping timm for their
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 affaira or Louis
iana in the days ol' reconstruction af
ter the Civil war.
This man went to Virginia, where
he bought a small coast trading
schooner. She was taken to Mobile,
where a false skin was built in her
leaving a space between her sides and
this skin ol 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, ll
was divided into compartments, each
holding four or live negroes, and it
these conipartments**many an unac
counted for slave (supposed to have
escaped to thc north) was conveyed to
a much warmer climate (of course 1
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 or
two slaves from tiny one owner, and
then only from those having large
numbers. Occasionally they ran oil'
large block of city negroes, but thc
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 onlhcr, ran cargoes of
negroes from every Atlantic and Cull'
State. A description of one ol' the
voyages will explain the methods em
ployed to capture their cargoes:
One afternoon just heroic the sun
set on one of the most perfect days
that had ever been seen in South Car
olina a small schooner was seen to
cross the har at the entrance til' the
Steno river, some 1~ miles below the
city of Charleston, a brisk "sou'eas
ter" Illling her swelling sails (which
showed clearly against thc background
of trees on the island at the mouth of
the rive**) brought her quickly up the
river to a point opposite the little
.summer village known tts Lc-'arcvi Ik,
where just at dusk she dropped an
chor. The next morning two or
three of thc crew caine ashore, osten
sibly for the purpose ol' buying wood
from the planters on John's island,
which lay to the southwest of the
river, and suececd-id In making ar
rangements for a cargo. This gave
them an opportunity lo visit thc 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 them
to sneak off during the night, appoint
ing a place of meeting and promising
?i jug of wltiskey, which in t hose days
was a rather rare treat to negroes.
The unsuspecting negro of course
showed tip. Instead of whiskey, gags
sind the rope was his portion. Ile
was then conveyed aboard the vessel
and hidden in one of the compart
ments. Ol' course a "hue and cry"
was raised Tor the missing negroes,
but thc boat, although searched, was
found to bc empty, and of course no
suspicion entertained that she was
omer than as represented. The ne
groes were, ol'course, supposed to have
taken to the swamp, a trick ol' which
n.orc than one was frequently guilty.
Thexo pirate* dU.tkUied. od toto Voyage
s?rau 20ncgtbes fr?rti tliat?t.ellbm atirj
in due coiirfiu but!td sea" tlie way.;thfey
bad cc^e, The wdM* being, bf cotise?
only a bluff, it was -th rtnia.overboard
as soon GS possible to lighten the boat
and give her more:speed. '. These ne
tiroes wore carried to their rendez
vous, on nn toland some miles below
Now ?rleans, from which place they
were turned over to thojte desiring
thom. ' ; ; -, '. -< ;
?fter tho Civil war one of the ne
groes taken away on. that occasion re
turned to .John's ? Island and gave - an
account of his', adventures. No ono,
however, believed. h|B tale until lt was
corroborated by the mate's oonfosslon,
whioh came duly 'to the knowledge of
tho writer The .captain was arrested
upon the mate's confession, hut behn;
prominent in the'corrupt ' polittoal
deals of those times nothing ever oame
of it and eventually he went to Cali
fornia and was lost sight of.
Many hundreds of slaves were car
ried off by these pirates and it is sur
prising how successfully they eluded
all suspicion. Had -they attempted to
sell all of the negroes thus stolen they
would surely have been caught, but
the leading spirit of it all was too
shrewd for that. W. B. Holmes,
Charleston, July 14.
COMING HOME TO RQOST.
Tho North Beginning to Get Buck
Thuir I.OMI ChickciiB.
We do not want the people of the
North and West to judge the negroes
of the South by the Vagabonds who
are committing all manner of crimes
among them. There are plenty tit
uood negroes in the South, and the
ones who commit the crimes of rape
?md assassination are the vicious ones
among us, ?ind we feel sure the same
ls true everywhere. A writer in the
Augusta Chronicle says:
The recent brutal outrages per
petrated by thc negro In Indiana,
Illinois, Delaware and other northern
localities furnish happy illustrations
jt 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
bbc linc to pass aiound the hat for
mother monument to John Brown.
While the collection is being taken
thc chair might stimulate their
righteous zeal by singing,
"As we go iynching on."
to a shot gun accompaniment by the
"The mills of the gods grind slowly,
but they grind exceeding tine," and in
the tide of time the chickeus turned
loose by bayonet suffrage, political
recognition and wi te house hospital
ity are coming back to roost In north
"They're coming Father Abram
A hundred thousand strong;"
They're coming home to roost
Where they rightfully belong.
Tire writer is neither a prophet nor
i pessimist, and yet as the "black hor
ror" casts the shadow of its brutal
menace farther and farber Into north
ern hearthstones, it may be that even
under the pale of Fancuil Hall there
will come some day a dim regret that
Stonewall .1 ackson fell ere Gettsburg
TIM- Knee Question.
The race question ls attracting con
siderable attention at thc North, and
ifls being discussed by the papers of
that section rn a way that it has" never
been discussed before. The Indiana
polis Sentinel says: "The situation
is serious. It ls likely to get worse,
before it gets better; thc race problem
has become an Indian problem; men
of ail parties may as well look the
facts in thc face and bethink them
selves how they are to be dealt with."
In speaking of the conflict between
thc races in Evansville, Ind., in which
several people were killed, the Sen
tinel says: "Behind all these manifes
tations of lawlessness arc conditions
which may well give pause to thought
ful men. The fact is that the cam
munity has been debauched and cor
rupted hy politicians who have im
ported hordes of thc most ignorant,
most worthless and vilest negroes,
causing an enormous increase in
pauperism, vice and crime, and reduc
ing materially the average intelligence
and virtue of the people.''
This is a serious indictment and
sets forth a condition of things that
communities in the south can fully
understand and appreciate. While
the original trouble grew out of the
act of a lawless negro, the Sentinel
declares that he had been removed
from thc city and the only apparent
motive of thc rioters has been to
make trouble in order to give vent to
their lawless feelings. The Courier,
ol' Evansville, Ind., says:
The cause of the present reign of
terror in this city can be directly
traced to the vitiation of the negro
for political purposes. Before election
Lion Lime the advertisements arc sent
np and down tim river among thc
dilftless negroes, stating that they
jan get money for their votes at
hlvansville. The idea, ignorant and
vicious Hock herc; they ure colonized
In saloons; they are gathered in herds
Lhe night before election, even in thc
custom house and the temple of jus
tice, debauched with free beer and
irrupted with free dollars, when they
ire properly ready Lo be used on elec
Commenting on this the Indiana
polis Sentinel says: "There is both
og Lo be said in behalf of Lhe mob or
my of its members. But there is just
is little Lo be said for those who have
ieliherat.ely debauched and demoraliz
ed the community by introducing for
loliticnl purposes a dangerous and
ricinus element and practicing
methods which whenever tolerated
ire certain to produce disastrous con
icqucnccs. The wind has been sown,
bbc whirlwind is being reaped." The
Augusta Ch ron lelo says wc are ac
customed to this sort of preaching
from thc Northern newspapers to
-Southern communities, hut it sounds
strangely addressed hy an Indiana
polis paper to an Indiana audience.
A Kenning l<'ool.
( Inc brave man lias developed in Illi
nois. To the Chicago Chronicle lie
mys, speaking of the negro: "1 think
that one who is Industrious, honest
md true to lils country is a thousand
Limes better and more to be esteemed
than a million of rebels whose claim
to superiority is bottomed only upon
the possession of a white hide." Thc
Join mb I a State says "at latest ac
counts this man had not been lynched.
)f course bc meant to say a "half
"nillion rebels," for it was that nlim
ier which kept the two million of the
'true to his country"' and "hot for a
jounty" interested for four years.
The survivors have been endeavoring
nen since to keep the surplus in the
reasury reduced. But tile Illinois
Vater is not a survivor; at least 1,500
niles separated him 1'rom the nearest
What tv Woman Who lived ?ll?re
Years 8ay? of lt. \
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LIVING THERE SAME A8 HERE.
She Huya Home ot* the Poonta Who
Went from tho Routh Aro
Doing Woll ona
The Augusta Herald publishes the
following, whloh will be Interesting to
reading those who are interested in
question of colonizing the negroes to
Liberia or any other locality:
Thestnry that llosa Crawford, a
negro woman, Just returned from Lib
eria, Africa, has a touch of local color,
in that she was rrjarried lh Augusta
while enrouto to the Dark Continent
in 1805. The woman has returned to
Columbus, Ga., and the following are
her experiences: The young woman
joined the iirst colonizing party that
left Columbus after the war. In 1805
she ran away from her parents and
joined a party of some two or three
hundred negroes that left for the
Promised Lund of the newly-freed
slaves. She had been a house girl at
the home of the lat? Colonel Mott, on
Mott's green, and in the course of a
year or two would have been cooking.
While en route to her new home, she
married in Augusta, her husband be'jf
lng one of the colonists. At Charles
ton the negroes were placed aboard a
new ship and after a long voyage they
found themselves in thc old hume of
their race-Africa. The colonists set
tied In the seaport Monrovia, which is
the capital of thc country.
Tlie Crawford woman gives an Inter
esting account of her experiences in
Africa. She is intelligent, and noted
incidents more closely than the aver
age negro. She said that those who
went over went to work in pretty
much the same stations as at home
some cooking, others laundering,
others keeping hous?, etc. She her
self is a laundress and says that she
made a good living there- about the
same living she could have made at
hume. She spent practically all thc
time in Monrovia, not going Into thc
interior except on rare occasions, and
then not far from town. She says the
natives around Monroviaare peaceable
but further back in tho interior they
are dangerous. Agriculture ls actively
carried on near the coast, corn, grain
and all the vegetables ordinarily raised
in Georgia being successfully grown.
No cotton is grown in the colony. She
says that health conditions there are
not so very different from what they
are in this county-the climate suits
some and disagrees with others justas
at home, where some are healthy and
others unhealthy. She says that when
she first went to Liberia all the sugar,
molasses, etc.," consumed in Monrovia
and the other towns was made up in
this country, but Chat in later years
this industry has declined so that most
of such articles are now imported.
Formerly the settlers In the upper part
of Liberia sawed much lumber, hut
now the lumber, ls imported, she says.
The original settlers had much energy,
but the present generation is not in
dined to develop these industries.
? Thc " Crawford woman says that
when she first went to Liberia two or
three American ships touched at Mon
rovia every week. Now sometimes
two or three years pass without an
American ship visiting the port. The
foreign trade is in the hands ot Eng
llshmcn, Germans. Dutchmen and
Norwelgians, the American interest
having steadily declined. Many of the
retail stores In Monrovia are kept by
colored people. There are but few
white people in Monrovia. She says
that Monrovia is hardly as large as
While a good many of American
negroes there are dissatistied with
their lot and wish to return to America
and would do so if they could pay their
passage, yet many are eontent with
their surroundings and intend to spend
the rest of their lives in Africa. The
Crawford woman says that the Ameri
can negroes are exercising a civilizing
Inlluencc over the native Americans;
that they bring the children of the na
tives into the towns, teach them, and
that thc colony hos churches and
schools just as thc negroes in America
Fifteen years ago her husband died.
In 1808, she moved to Sierra Loane,
thc English colony just uorth of Li
beria. Here she found many rieh
white families who were willing to I
pay well for line laundry work, and |
she says that she wus able in the
course of a year or so to save the |
money with which to buy her pas
sage home. She landed in Florida j
port, from which she afterwards pro
ceeded by steamer to Brunswick.
From there she went to Atlanta,
meeting lier brother, and also her sis
ter, Matilda Dawson, of Columbus,
who had beeu wired to come to At
lanta. They liad hot seen each other
In thirty-eight years, and made such a
demonstration that an Atlanta police
man came near locking both up.
She is now with lier sister at I8?
Third avenue. She says she enjoyed
execellent health during her cn tin
stay in Africa. UT the Columbus ne
groes who went to Liberia in 18(10,
less than half dozen have returned lo
A Fatal Tornado.
At Streator, III., on Friday a tor
nado killed live persons, injured a
score of others and caused a heavy
property loss. The dead are: Harry
Doyle, N. H. Hi yens, R. Purcell
Charles Snyder and an unknown ne
gro. All except Purcell were kille
at thc race track. A new building
bad just been erected and the races
were to have been given week after
next. Not a building is left stand
lng. All of the buildings at Case
Electric park were destroyed and tlie
fence and amphitheatre of the hall
park were blown away. Stauber's
clothing factory, a two-story brick
building, was blown down and all the
stock was ruined. The Vulcain West
ern company's plant Buffered heavy
loss. Purcell was killed there. The
Illinois, Indiana and Iowa bridge cost
ing 81,000,000, is nearly half gone, the
hoisting works and buildings at
Spring Alley, four miles west of Strea
tor were blown down and several per
sons were Injured. Many houses were
unroofed and otherwise damaged.
Telephone and telegraph lines are
nearly all down and details arc mea
gre. Four persons were killed and
ten others seriously injure? by a tor
nado which struck thc northern part
of Mcndola, 111. The path of thc
storm was about eight miles in length.
Everything In thc storm's track was
was leveled to thc ground.
Gathered aita Codtlcnscd by the New?
..beyrjr Observer for Bu?y Headers. :
Throe men were 'drowned by the
wrecking of a flBhln?'boat oft Pensa
cola, Via., on Monday,
Tho Rafe in tho Southern railway
ticket office at Macon, Qa., waarobbi d
of 9400 on Sunday night,
Mrs. Elb.a Stick, aged to.-of ?oank,
Conn., drowned herself on Monday
night in Mystlo river.
Au explosion in a powder mill near
Wilkesbarre, Pa., on Monday killed
throe meen and seriously Injury sew
Maude Jordlnc, aged IT, of .Bloom*
ington, 111.,.was arrested on Monday
on the charge of having killed her
A- freightjrtrain ran away on Mon
duy down th? steep grade near Saluda,
N. C., aud IT cars loaded with coal
were smashed td pieces.
The ?few 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,
bas made this season, according to thc
Atlanta Journal, upwards of $5,000 on
40 acres of cantaloupes.
Adnah Rogers and his wife, aged 75
and 74, of East Brewston, Mass., were
ruu over and killed bya 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 McDonald; ? described by the
Journal as a ''apretty young woman,"
was tined 325.7,5 by the recorder of
Atlanta on Tuesday for "cussing" a
young man over the phone.
Geo. B. Hiss ot Charlotte, Ni C.,
president of the American Cotton
Manufacturer's association, thinks
there will be 30,000,000 idle spindhs
by the first of September.
J. T. Cato, a well-known buther of
Fort Valley, Ga., committed suicide
on Monday by shooting himself in thc
head with a pistol. Be left a v ife and
six children. No cause for the deed
Georgians are evidcntlv fond of
children. There was a rush of offers
In Atlanta the other day to adopt a
13-yoar-old kid who declared that Ins
mother was in the asylum and his
father on the chaitigang -for cow
Gen. Clement A. Evans of Georgi"
says there are tulliciect funds In liai d
to begin the erection of the "Battle
Abbey" at Richmand, Va. Thc funds
orthe Confederate Memorial associa
tion for this object are now stated to
Mrs. Minnie Cummins, on trial for
killing her fourth husband in April
last, was convicted in St. Louis, Mo.,
on Monday an.1 was sentenced to ten
years in the penitentiary. She is to be
tried next week for killing her third
husban, Edward Harris, lu 1901.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles'" rode horse
back from Forb.Hilij L T.; to-Reno,
Oki., a distance of 00 miles on Tues
day in nine hours and r li minutes,
changing horses several. mes ulong
the route. The general \ ok the ride
to prove that though neal y 05 he is
still hale and hrarty.-tr-,,., ,
Mrs. Carrie Luce is suing Fj VW
Wood worth' & Co., proprietors Ufa 10
ccnt store In Ricbmoridj;vVa., for
$5,000 damage? lor gcttlQg her'leg
broken in a crowd while (attending a
Vbargain sale" in their store. She con
tends that thc proprietors should not
have permitted such a large crowd to
HOW CROPS FARED.
lieut Not KxccHsivc at Any Time
During thc Past Week.
Section Direction .1. W. Bauer had
issued the following report of the crops
and weather for the past week:
The week ending 8 a. m., Monday,
July 13th, had a mean temperature o(
80 degrees, which is practically nor
mal. The heat was not excessive at
any time, nor was there a wide daily
range between the day and the night
temperatures. These conditions were
favorable on crops, but there was a
deficiency in sunshine over thc east
ern and central parts that was harm
ful to a slight extent.
HEAVY KAINS IN SOME COUNTIES.
Locally, there was excessive precipi
tation in Ed ge field, Marlon, Marlboro
and Saluda counties and almost daily
excessive rains from the Savannah val
ley in Barnwell and Hampton north
ward to southern Clarendon and Wil
liamsburg counties, and in western
Sumter, lu this part of thc State the
rainfall amounted to from 3 to over 0
inches. This area Includes thc region
of heaviest, rainfall during June when
it amounted to from 10 to 18 inches.
The rains in other parts were benefi
cial, and some places in tiic northern
parts are in need of more rain. The
week's average for the State was 2.00
The week's weather was favorable
for crop growth and development, with
the above exception, and for farm
work, cultivation having made consid
erable progress, especially in the west
With the exception of a number of
localities that report the contrary, old
corn is a.fair crop and is about laid by
in clean condition. Much corn was
destroyed on low lauds where the rains
were excessive. Young corn has a good
color and looks promising.
COTTON OENEltAI.LY I.M I'itOVKL).
There was a general improvement in
cotton, though some sections failed to
share in it, but reports from most sec
tions indicate that the plants are mak
ing rapid growth, too rapid for proper
fruitage in thc Pee Dee counties,
though they are still small and late in
blooming. Blooms are more common
than last week. Lice remains on very
young cotton, In spots, but they no
longer threaten injury, in tile western
counties most fields are clean, hut
grassy fields ls the prevailing condi
tion in the eastern ones. Cotton is
poorest, and yellow, on sandy lands,
but most of it lias a healthy color, es
pecially sea island cotton.
Tobacco curing continues and thc
crop as a whole has improved. Melon
shipment arc not heavy, as thc crop is
light as yet. Planting fall truck
crops is underway. Mino crops con
tinue to thrive. I'caches still rotting.
Other fruits fairly plentiful. Pastures
are excellent. Farm laborers are scaice
in many parts of the State;
Edwins I). Phelps, a millionaire
resident of New York city, committed
suicide by inhaling illuminating gas
on Monday. Ill health was the cause.
Of" (tie Pres? ASE OD i rit iori io tho Lat?
K tl I tor of Trio 6 inte.
Tho following resol?tldns were pre
sontod and adopted at the session ot
the Press association at Wh i to -Sta no
SprlngB the evenlnjr before* adjourn*
Your- committee, on tho death of
Mr. N.- G. Gonzalos would offer the
following as Its report!
lu view of the suelden and lamont
obie death of our brother Journalist,
Mr.. ' Narcisse Genor Gonzales, on
January 18, 1803, let us add atribute
to- his work and to his memory.
In him wc recognize a. man of the
highest typo. He was a man of
true principle. He hated the low
and mean with an -entferne hatred
ne 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, ne thought
clearly and logically and always knew
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 bc
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
those who did not agree with him.
He 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 lils views. He was a careful and
accurate man, upd yet his was a quick
and penetrating mind. His position
was always positive and clearly defin
ed. These qualities won for him suc
cess and eminence as a journalist. He
wan thc founder of thc Columbia State
in 1801, and soon made it one of the
best newspapers in the whole south.
Ills services to Columbia, South Caror
liua, and to thc south, cannot now be
measured. He was a patriot of tho
truest type and a worthy public ser
vant. In him we have lost one of the
most brilliant and successful editors
of tlic new south, and this association
has lost au active, efficient and loyal
member. ' Let us emulate his virtues.
J. C. Mace,
W. II. Grcever^
ll. II. Watkins.
A WILD GOOSE CHASE.
Seeking a Buried Treasure Near the
City ol'Sa va ii na li.
W. FI. Haslip, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
is in Savannah, Ga., to dig for buried
treasure on an adjacent set island. It
ii; not a wild, Captain Kidd kind of an
adventure he is on, however. The
treasure he is after was buried on
Warshaw island In 1809 by a Confede
rate soldier of the name of Amos
Herien, who died in Philadelphia last
week. Herien, who had been in the
employ of Mr. Haslip for the past ten
years, often told that gentleman that
li? had.treasure hurled on the Georgia
coast. Shortly before his death he
told Mr. Haslip that in hts trunk
would bc found certain papers and
parchments t! at would be of yalue*'to
,blm, and that the-proporty was all to
be Mr. Haslip's after Berjendled.
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 tnat Berlen
was tirst mate on the Confederate
blockade runner, Lucy Verne, out or
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 trcas
' ure. He made a map of the location
on a drumhead, which he kept. Sever
al times, Berien says, he attempted
to recover thc treasure, but some
thing inlerferred. Mr. Haslip is post
, ti ve of the correctness of the story
and says bc will devote a month if
, necessary to locating thc treasure,
which, according to Horten's mem
orandum, consists of gold coin and
Forty Days of I'uir 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. Tho old
legend runs as follows. Swithin was
thc bishop of Winchester and a most
devout man. His death took place in
1832, and, in accordance with his
wishes, lie was buried in the church
yard where the "sweet rain of heaven"
could fall on his grave. When the
bishop was canonized an attempt was
made by tho clergy to remove the
body from the church yard to the
choir of the cathedral as a mark of
much greater honor, July l?-was set
for thc removal but when the day
came lt rained in such torrents that
thc plan could not be cariied into ef
fect. lt continued to rain for 40 days
afterward by which time the clergy
were fully convinced that thc good
bishop, now the sainted Swithin, was
satisfied to have his bones remain
where they were, and they let them
COHN KO it Pom/ntv -Corn is one of
tlie staples as poul try food, and yVt we
can trace a large per cent, of the fail
ures to its ohuse. 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 au almost
indispensable supply, lt is excelent
also for growing chickens, but these, as
with the old fowl, lt must be fed
sparingly. During very cold weather
without corn lt is well nigh Impossi
ble to keep the hens laying, but even
then best results are obtained by par
tially roasting lt. For fattening poul
try for market meal takes first place,
and the work can be accompllsed sev
eral days ii nicker 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
tial ration if given dally. Oats should
be the principal grain food for laying
hens, the corn being used simply as a
change. When thus fed it produced
most excellent results.
The Supreme court of Florida has
confirmed tile Sentence of dcatli
against William Sylvester, who was
convicted of murdering] Edward Bur
ton, master mechanic oj the S. A. L.
shops at Fernandina, Tor discharging
him. Unless pardoned he will bc
'. : IN THE ?TATE.
'" .rifun m - h
flics Happening* In Various SeCtidhfe
of South Carolina Briefly Told.
new 825,000 oil mill has been
oiganized at Jonesville.
Jumes H. Tillman was taken to
Loxlngton Jail OD Monday.
Tho State Farmers Alliance will
meet in Columbia on'Wednesday, the
Julius O. Smith, a prominent rr
speoted citizen.of Greenville, died on
Monday, aged 74.
' Kev. John Atta way, an aged Metho
dist minister, died at his .home at
Williamston on Tuesday.
Plans are maturing for adding a
$50,000'building to the plant of the
Columbia Female college.
The people of Winnsboro ha? o
voted down a proposition to est?bil.- h
a beer dispensary in that town.
The Anderson Mall says: "A suc
cessful farmer who lives near the city
bas sold $000 worth of cabbages frc m
six aoreB this year."
The work of paving the streets of
Anderson began on Tuesday and will
be completed in four months at a
cost of about $25,000:
liddle Smith, a white boy of 13,
was killed In Charleston on Sunday by
falling 'from a tree which he had
climbed in order to rob a.bird's nest.
The Pacolet mill stockholders met
in Spartanburg on Tuesday and voted
to increase the capital stock from one
million to two and to rebuild at once.
J. Walkor Mauldin of Pickcns coun
ty was shot and killed on Monday
night while trying.to ?et bis friend
Burt Moore out of a house of ill re
pute. Moore is accused of. doing the
Will Holland, a young man of re
spectable parents, was shot and killed
early Tuesday morning ina house of
ill repute in Columbia by J. W. Burk
haltcr. formerly of Waycross, Ga.,
now a telegraph operator in Colum
Judge Dantzler at .Laurens on
Wednesday granted bail to .Ino. II.
Wham, th slayer of Fayette Ramage,
in the sum of $4,000. Thc defendant
was represented by ?Ferguson &
Featherstone and W. R. Richey, the%
state by Solicitor Sense and O. L."
Sch um pert.
Changing Their Tune.
The Augusta Chronicle says nothing
more notable hasoccuored in the last
year than the radical change in thc
treatment of the negro question by
Northern newspapers. For years
past The Chronicle has urged the going
of negroes to Northern states, believ
ing that these very changes that have
come about would result, and that
Northern communities having this ne
gro problem to deal with to facearaong.
themsclf, and not simply to preach to
Southern audience would see things In
a new light. Tho following are some
of the recent expressions by Northern
men and newspapers based on the race
trouble and lynching in Delaware, in
Illinois, or Indiana:
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press says We
are tired of negroes and the negro
problem, and we are outraged with
negro preachers denouncing lynching
without: a word ot condemnation for
the negro brutes that cause them.
. The Kansas.City Journal says The
negro race- is but one ?r?noration out of
slavery, and but a few generations out
of barbarism. When he reverts to
barbarism \ and ' commits a crime
against womankind the punishment
will be fully as swift and horrible in
the north as in the south.
The Mineapolls Tribune says: The
wave of black horror that is creeping
over the country will soon or late be
met and topped and overwhelmed by
a wave ot horror that will leave the
superior race rid of everything of the
Inferior but the brutal barbarous I
passions and hiblt thc conllict has
bred. The dark horror that hangs
over the south is creepiug across the
Potomac, thc Ohio, the Mississippi
and menacing the north as well.
Dr. Lorimer, the famous pulpit ora
tor and platform lecturer, declares:
Instead of holding meetings to de
nounce lynching, wc should hold meet
ing with a view of forever stopping
barbarous assult on the women of our
laud. They are too frequent, and
what wonder human nature boils
over before such bloody deeds? wc
should make it plain that white men
will not tolerate attacks upon their
wives and daughters. This is the im
perative duty of the hour, and 1
trust it may not be overlooked by our
colored citizens in their talk about
racial prejudice. The lynching is a
regrettable affair, but the wanton
murder of a defenseless woman is
more so. This butchery of our wo
men must be blotted out some way or
We reproduce these statements by
staunch Northern and Republican
journals especially for the benclit or
the negroes, and that our readers,
generally, may see what a change has
come over Northern sentiment on this
A Tough Story.
A Columbia, Mo., dispatch to the
New York Sun says: The Missouri
river Hood has given P. C. Nuckles of
Itooheport a new house, completely
furnished. The high water drove Mr.
Nuckles away from his farm, and when
he returned to it he found on his land
a comparatively new house, which was
in good condition, despite its water
journey. There is untiling about it
to indicate who the owner ls."
TWKNTY-KIVK thousand men labor
ed from early morning till late at night
In the Kansas wheat belt Sunday. In
20 counties where the harvest is ready
thousands of reapers weic in action.
Church services in many rural dis
tricts were wholly abandoned. Many
women helped the men and others
I carried water to the fields for the
en and Humen
wil? ar- t . til*,*i? ,.r Hu
tan*' I nu- I. :il ire.U
IllPllt Mltill'l'.al Mill f lit
lucon-iill |i> ll.itlia
WHV ?ll .-Ml .. ii- lin t
? I" >.I i / i- ll* lIlO
If.iilltm .uil usu-I -nc
?.iv-ful - i'pc I n I I.-1
Y ii ii ? .. i? rn, fi! In
pinning your i-nso In
lils ItiMldn. ii- Iii' i." the
1 o II 1:0 ri i c-tnhltshed
and hus tho Lest rep
utation, ll o i\U ros
Whorl? other* f..ll ;
there ls ho |>?tchwork
or cxitorlntenlliiK In
his treatment Per
sonal nttentlon hy Dr
Hathaway. al-?o ^ne
nn, HATHAWAY, ola! Ooutl-'ol from his
associate |ilty.* tohills
when necessary, willoh no other catitee lin?. If
you can not call, wr,te for free book leis and
question blanks. Mention your trouble. Kv
er'ythlnn strictly co.inrtentlal J. Newton
Hathaway, M. li.
88 Inman Building 22J S. Broad St
I Atlanta, Ga
fa a aciit as* ?cita tifio ce-a pou nd atad* from fois, Mrs? and parka-?tatele o
^oltuor eplr.teo sor poluom. It purl!!** tho Wood end roeovti thc ciujac at
rtoutaatJ?d and all blood dfssasos. A ny on o ??ta tt?* RHB?riAClDB wi til ttt.w"
lata M?e ty. DSM sot lujuro tho digestiv* argana.. , .
,';?.*Fw>???0?, 8.0., Au?. 18,1903.
QontlemoD :-I besan to duffer, (rom
rb o u m at I s m about three rears n go, and
had lt veer bad in my limbs. At tidies
I could hardly walk. Was treated br
a ph y ? lol an without benefit. More than
a year ago, Ur. George Wilson, aa engl
seer oa the Coast Line, living In Flor
ence, told ma that " Rn EU MAO I DB"
cured bim. X got a bottle and lt bena
?tted ma. I took flvo bottles and am
BOW os well os I ever wad in my Hf?.
Y regard " ItuF.UMAOIus" an a groat
modlcluo. I know of others lt has
B. T. BURCH.
OAnuwoTOir, fl. 0., Auf. ^h,lNf|^
Gentlemen:-About two years agc I
bad s very sefere attack ofluflamma
tory rhoumatlsm. I Butlered great pula
ana was conOncd to my bed for. Ava .
weeks.- During tho time I wa* treated}. |
by two Physicians without permanent
rellof. Capt.. Harker, a oouduotor on
the Atlantic Coast Line beard of my
condition and sunt mo two bottles of
"BnauMAOiDt" I began io take it
and lu s week I cot up and walked on
crutches. After taking three bot tlc* of ,
the remedy I,got entirely welt and'j
went baok to my business.
I personally .know, ox a number of
other bad cases that were cured by tho
use of your med lol ne. in this town abd:'
vicinity. It is all that you claim tor i t>
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Well shaded, pleasant grounds, scenery equal to the ^mountains; ;.and.'?ll=.
amusements found at iirst class water places. Come to White Stone Lithla.;
Springs for health or pleasure. . -" :-'-?4:
Read what thc noted Dr. L. C. Stephens, who stands at the head of the U.
profession in South Carolina, and who was presldont of theStat? Medical 'As
sociation, also president of the Medical Board of Examiners or South Carolina
until he resigned to move to Greenville, says: ' '
Greenville, S. C., October 10,1902.
After a service of one season at White Stone Lit hia Springs, as resident,
physician, I do not h?sit?t? to say that the ctTect. of the water upon'those who.
drink it for any length of time, has been perfectly marvelous. .^Invariably, ah
increase both in Mesh and appetite was perceptible in one w-jek, proving it, to~
be a mineral water of undoubted powerful tonic property. Its peculiar adapt
ability to diseases originating from disc l'd?rs of the kidneys, bladder and liver,
such as dropsy, Bright's disease, diabetes and uric acid calculi, and all forms or
dyspepsia, rheumatism and gout, is to be expected from thc splendid analysis.
It has been noted frequently that visitors ncfore coming here had to follow
every meal with some form of corrective, or confine themselves entirely to
predigested foods; soon discarded these entirely, being delighted to lind tl?at'
the waler alone-nature's own remedy-sulliced. .
Of the many who drank this water this season for ten days consecutively;"
not one but experienced decided benefit and a perceptible gain weight, varying
from two to live pounds. L. C. STEPHENS. M. D,
For rates and particulars, address.
"Wliite Stone I^ithisx Water Co.3
WHITE STONE SPRINGS, S. C.
, OUR AGENTS MAKE
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W. H. Camp, Villa Rica, Ga., made $105.000 per month last fall.
T. E. Scott, Athens, Ga., (a Stale Normal student) made ovci' $13.00
clear profit the first day. Prof. E. P. Greenwood, Forest',-Tox.j sold 20
books In 12 bom's.
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A. M. I>UPRE, HEAD MASTER,
Spartanburg, S. C.
A Voling Linly Drowned.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says: News reached the city
Friday night that Miss Ethel Harri
son was drowned Thursday while visit
ing friends in Florida. Particulars of
the distressing accident were not
given. Miss Harrison was a sister of
Mrs. George Raker and of Mr. Walter
Harrison, who at one time was in tho
employ of the Hill-Orr drug store in
this city hut who now lives at Pied
mont. She formerly resided at Pied
mont and had many friends through
out tho county who will be shocked to
learn of her tragic death.
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