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An I sit in tlic bright sunny window
of a winter morning there falls upon
my cars the clear ringing of the
church bells, their dear mellow tones
seeming to say, "Come along! come
along!" This ls Sunday and there ls
services in the different churches;
but as I am one of the nhutins with
a painful illness I cannot accept the
golden invitation from the silver
tongued bells as they call the world
to the home of God for worship, so I
will have to content myself with lis
tening to their ringing and while I
muzo upon their solemn nwcetness my
mind goes hack to the long, long n??a
when our forefathers came to this
country. .raving dangers, tierce and
Wild, to prepare a way by which they
und their descendants might enjoy
n peaceful religion with thc open
Diblo for their guide.
While listening to the call, of the
bells, tlic thought suggests itself why
not write something about some of
these brave pennie s" that the ..?..ngei*
"Mcrati-ons might learn a little of
their lives who inhoreu. suffered ann
died that we- might liv? in a land full
freu thc hardships that had driven
them here,'so With . the Methodist,
Baptist and Presbyterian Church
bcll.j sending odt thelr'oopeal o'er the
wintry air I am .goin? to undertake
to writo a story. In so doing I shall
pass away ?orne, of the lou?ly moments
and which I hope some few will find
interesting? . . . .
Gen. Hodges of Culpepper and his
young wife, who- was Phoebe Doug
las of Richmond, Va., emigrated lo
South Carolina prior to the Revolu
tionary War and settled where the
town of Hodges now stands. They
were thc first settlers of that vicinity,
having bought ? tract of land, n por
tion of the English grant to Salvador,
Thin tract comprized one-fourth of
the lands of Abbeville County, and
for a great many years, was known as
'The Jew's Lands."
At that time thc lands.of the nmn
try wore covered in virgin forest
growth. The WC\X1B were the home of
wild animals and well ti ly led with
game of every description, while the
streams abounded in fish of all kinds.
Gen. Hodges, with his contemporar
ies, the Gilliams, Calhouns nnd Cald
wells, were strong Whigs and were
actively engaged in war against thc
Indians. They were influential citizens
and were noted for their intrepidity
and daring services during the In
dian and Revolutionary wars. It was
at this time my story begins.
Gen. Hodges had obtained leave of
absence from hts command to visit
iii., family, whom he had not seen in
several weeks. The fort had been left
in command of Gen. Gilliam. While
the Indian" !:ad been giving quite a
deal of trouble things had quieted
down and it was at this juncture that
Gen. Hodges had decided to visit his
family. Going to the army stable he
saddled his horse, placing some car
tridges in his pocket, with- a wurm
handshake from Gen. Gilliam he was
ready for Iiis homeward trip.
He mounted his steed and with one
wild leap horse and rider disappeared
iround a bend in thc road. For a while
tho horse kept Gci.. Hedge.; busy. He
reared and plunged and it was all
the rider could do to keep in the sad
dle. At last thc animal nettled down
into a swift gallop. Gen. Hodges' gray
eyes smiled pleasantly as he adjusted
himself In lils scat and thought of his
far away loved ones.
It will not bc long before I shall bc
with them," thought thc General as
he rode along thc dreary path. Two
figures had heard the hurry of hoofs
over this lone country, swift-fottcd
ly they had followed thc sound and
discovered thc horseman as he sped
by their place of concealment. As he
crossed a small stream he did not
see the lurking figures as they follow
ed him. At last thc cheerful lights of
homegleamed through thc foliage. A
call whistle familiar to the Hodges
family brought four cag??r, expectant
faces to the doorway. Soon husband
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anti wife were in loving embrace, "but
what In that!" An arrow with deadly
aim came whizzing thru the air fol
lowed by another. Gen. Hodges fell
lead at the feet of those who were
dearer to him than life itself.
Dismayed and frightened thc women
fled into the house. As they did, there
Moated o'er the air the wild yell of the
savage Indians. On they came. Oh!
what an awful minute to thc four un
protected women as they watched'the
snake-like motions UB they wriggled
.ilong the grass. The women barred
the doors and grabbed fer their guns;
but what were four helpless women
to a band of savage Indians Outside
thc Hodges home were painted figures
brandishing their tomahawks and
screaming like fury, battling the door
iown Mrs. Hodges and the daughters
were vjon overpowered by the cruel
brutes. Each one was hound, band
md foot and the exuberant savages !
began their wild war dance. Dorothy
Hodges, the youngest daughter, was a
girl of wondrous beauty, and the chief,
who was with lils murderous gang,
became infatuated with Dorothy's
wonderful beauty. Going up to where
"he was fast lound, he proposed to
*,cr "that If she became his wife he
would save her life." What an awful
hour it was to thc doomed girl. Her
brain worked fast and as she looked
about thc room she Baw her mother
and two sisters bound hand and foot,
she thought thal by accepting th?
chief's offer there might he rame
chance for her to escape entirely. Out
Bide tho torches were being lighter
preparatory to huming the house.
What was the poor lovclv creature to
No help at hand save a painted sav
age who waa demanding thc holiest
and sweetest thing a woman could
give-a woman's wonderful love. Here
In.thc hands of the murderers of her
father, in the presence of lils lifeless
body tied with mother ?nd sisters In a
house which was soon to be consumed
?n flames, could one dream of anything
worse? Her only rescue from the Im
pending doom was to swear that she
would ever love, cherish and obey and
keep In sickness and in health a na
tural enemy and the murder of her
father, mother and two sisters. If.only
her brothers might come, but they
were far away, not dreaming of a
wrecked and ruined home. Tho exul
atlon of the demoniac Acids over thc
grief and heart-rending exclamations
of these defenseless and distressed
creatures was beyond description.
Is lt any wonder that Dorothy, mort
beautiful than the rest, when forced
to a choice, reluctantly consented te
be tho wife of thc Iwllan chief and
was loc-ened from the cords whicl
bound her limbs, to bc more flrmlj
bound, soul and body by a solem;
oath to thc leader of these vile asBas
sins. Thc chief removed Dorothy fron
the dwelling, whilst thc torch was ap
plied to tho house in which mothci
and sisters perished In her presence
while tho war dance and the son;
kent up the fiddian carnival.
Lovely Dorothy Hodges was per
haps the most unhappy and unwllllni
bride upon whom the genial sunligh
of South Carolina has ever fallen
That night when one ot her brotber
returned homo, ss he thought all tbs
met hts eye was a pile ot ashes, whlci
gazed upon the ruins in spoechlcs
horror. His bereaved sister wa
marching many miles away a captiv
and thc bride of an Indian chief wb
had given them so .much tronblo 1
The September day was drawing t
a close. Thc last lingering rays of a
carly autumn sun lingered caressing
ly over the mountain crest as thoug
loath fi depart. As evening came o
and twilight began to fall the bird
In the valley below seemed to sing 1
softer, sweeter notes their good-bs
song to tho dying day. The flowers o
the mountain side closed their peta!
and hung, their drooping heads as
weary. All nature seemed only wal
lng for tho sun to sink out of sigl
ind tho sweet repose of a night's ros
Withing could exceed thc varie
beauty of this wild mountain Bcencr
Thc girl standing on Jhc ? 'in ??uzed
in awe as she watched th?' setting sun
and Hie magnificent panorama nuture
had spread out before her. Gazing
over the Hill J where the sun hud JuBt
sunk out of sight. Dorothy's face as
sumed a sad, wistful expression. Then
her features became white and drawn
As 3he stood and looked ber lovely
blue eyes became almost black and hei
Angers pressed cruelly Into her Tosh
Two yearn had elapsed since Dornt h >
had been taken captive and as Hu
pale of civilization advance?! thc In
dlans were pushed f?ither and farthci
away till now Dorothy ls far, far fron
home and loved ones.
The only pleasure life,bud for th?
captive girl was, ofter the days* worl
was done, to silently slip away to th?
cliff and gaze across thc hills and val
leys to where home was once to her
To her finer nattire the wooing wf tb
Indian chief and his manners wa
ts repulsive as the hawks to the dov?
No wonder her hitherto happy hear
gave way to gloomy forebodings. Dom
thy made.a beautiful picture ns sh
st'ood upon the mountain side. Clad 1
Indian dress with dark curls blowin
over her fair, white brow. "Two year
and no signs of relief." sobbed th
"irl. Can lt be that God has forsake
me? Day _ftcr doy I've como to thl
mountain and prayed that some mean
of escape might be near at hand. All
how I regret I did uot perish wit
mother and Bisters."
Returning Vo thc camp. Dorntb
would sob herself tb sleep. Hoi
which always springs eternal in tl
human breast, did not desert her ar
BII? began to again anticipate thi
something might occur to relieve tl
dam cloud which hovered over hi
She knew not how nor what, bi
Bhe felt that o kind, Providence, wi
had promised to "hear those who ci
unto Him" would correct the prese:
doom that rested like u pall upon lu
In the meantime, however, her hu
band lived her with a dovotlon n
characteristic of the Indian. The chi
was proud of his "pale face wife." Il
love for her and his association wi
lier had a wonderfully refining Infl
once over thc reel man.
In an Indian wigwam on n pall
lay Dorothy, her face was white a
licrcurls In a dishevelled mass. The
was a look of helplessness a j If II
liopc and energy had been cruBh
)ut and nothing remained hut upat
ind Indifference to the future. Dorot
Tor many days had hovered betw
life and death. Returning conscloi
ness had found her thus. As 2
looked about her attention was 1
traded hy a feeble cry and there 1
side her lay a small bundle and
lt was her infant boy. If thc chief h
been kind, now since tbc birth of th
infant. hiK affection was warmer th
?ver. With returning strength Dorol
loved her child as only mother <
tove. Away from tho association
& white person it seemed that 1
whole soul concentrated In her ba
The years rolled ob and thc Ind
continued to be as kind as one of
nature could be aud Dorothy alni
h< ' ame reconciled to her fate.
Thc war was over. The chief
turning homo one'evening surprl
Dorothy by telling her that she mi
rislt her people If abo could find th
With a prayer In her heart and
und gladness in ber face, she m
ready for thc trip. The Indian c
accompanied by Dorothy and tl
?hllil sot out on their Journoy. w
they came to the borders of Se
karolina, as far as lt was safe for
lo come, they pledged their fait!
'aeh 'other, made arrangements w
Ito should met her at the same pl
they, separated. Little did either tl
that tt was their (mal separat
Dorothy's relatives bad'heard no
Ings of ber since her capture, y
igo. Her brothers and friends mo
:d her as dead.
Late one afternoon a lone wo
with a small child walked into thc
Ho village of Cokcsbury. As If lei
Instinct she went straight Into
brother's home. Imagino tho suri
>f tho family whon lt was known
Dorothy Hodges hail como liuck from
tho dead ns tho it were.
Her brothers gave a great feast in
honor of lier return. Everyone, far and
near, was invited, und for days and
weeks. Dorothy was kept busy telling
of her life among the savage Indians.
Once mora in the home of her family.
??he became thc prey of a thousand
conflicting emotions, until at 1 a:-t when
the time arrived for hor return, aha
yielded to the intercession of her
friends and remuincd with them. As
time passed on site regained her
beauty and attractiveness. A wealthy
gentleman, visiting in her brother's
'home, fell in love with her und after
llsttmug to her thrilling history, he
asked for brr hand in inurriage.
The little Indian grew up Into quite
a I a minnnie man, inheriting much of
his mother's personal charm? He was
woll oducatcd and at the age of 20
hu i xproBsed a de dre to go in search
of his fnther of whom bo hud bueu ]
Heeding the call of the wild, he left
for the Indian Territory. He never re
turned -..'1 from him nothing was
cv. r aft' -.vardo heard. Thc action of
thc hoy waa proof that "blood will
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FOR 1915 PLAYING
Annual Schedule Meeting of
American League Being Held
in New York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.-For live hours
today Dan Johnson, president, and
thc baseball club owners of thc Amer
ican league were in executive sessl in
here at the league's annual schedule
meeting. At the close of thc meeting
thc only affirmative action announced
WAK the adoption of thc DU.') playing :
schedule, which wna mado public. ,
While the cession wa3 In progress.
Prcr(dent Darrow and several Inter- i
national league owners conferred, hut
none of them was admitted tn thc
American league meeting. Tho mal ir
league was expected to tnko some
definite action toda/ in .ofcrence tn
the removal of the draft rule fr>ra tho
class AA league clubs of the National
Association. Johnson's secretary an- I
ncunccd this had been IIIHCU ed and
lt was unanimously agreed to leave *
thc mice,tion in Johnson's band? and
thal he probably would take lt up
within n few ?lays. No change was
mndo in the nlayer Hst of 25 how in
force in the American league, al
though at tho December meeting of
thc National league that, body reduced .
the munlier from 25 to 21 players.
Although there were rumors that '
?nnw American leairuo clubs would,
offer players to the New York Amorl-*,
cans to add to thc playing strength ut
tho'Yankees. no mention was made o,"
such Intention, recording to tlv>.
statements of club representatives,
rresent. Colonel Jacob Ruppert. ?Jr.,
and Captain T. I* Huston, who /'re
cently purchased the Yankcns, ifero
elected members of tho league. li I
WINTER OOIBLKH WORK j
Tn summer tho work of eliminating I
poisons and acids from tho hltod ' is .
kelped by norsplration. In cold tvcaUi- I
or, with little out door work br oxor- ?
'ilse to cause sweating, the kidneys
. have to do double work. Foley Kid- .
ney Pills help overworked, weak nnd .
dlBeasod kidneys to filter aa* east out
of the blood the waste nutter ?bat
causes pains In sides or back, rheu
matism, lumbago, stiffness of joints.
'sore muscles and other HU resulting
from impropor elimination.
Evans Pharmacy. I
Pr. J, E. Willson und family moved
?o Anderson Saturday whore they
will make their homo In tho future.
Their many friends here regret ox
ceedlngly to glvo them up. however,
they are much Interested In their wel
fare nnd all good wishes go with them
for their future.
Mr. LeRoy Sadler spent Sunday In
Starr with friends.
Mr. J. Pl Oil Uland lins returned
I from a business trip to Anderson.
MIBB Sarah Smith of Starr spent
the week-end here with her couHin.
j MIBB Kathleen Selgler.
, Mbs Marie ("ann has returned from '
a Bhort stay with rolutl*eR In Inti
Mr. H. W. Wah. held lins moved lo
I to the house vacated hy Pr. J. K,
Watson which he had purchased annie
Miss Lila Sherard is snending a
while In Anderson with relatives.
Mr. Bradley Leverett of Starr was.
i visitor here Saturday. / '
Miss Annie Hutchinson of Lowndes/
ville li spending the week with h't/r
sister. MTB. W". A. Hall. 1
Mrs. Marshall Jones who hii3 ,mon
Visiting her sister-in-law. Mrs.'^toy
dillard, bf Anderson han retuned
The Civic Improvement Associ?t bin
will hold Its regular monthly meeting
in the school auditorium Friday, thc
.".th at 3:30. /
Mr. A. O. ThompRon of *tarr was
In town a few hours Mondsy<on busi
ness. / ?
Measrs. Claude Masters/ami Charlie
Burris*} of the Motints?'Creek sec
tion spent e few hour* yntr. Sundnv.
Mr. and Mrs. Itasaiybnil Seawrlghl
of Anderson are visiting nt the home
of tho lattor'8 ps rews. M1.-. and Mrs
W. T. tlurrlss. v j
Misses Kiln .8lc*tjt*lfi. Lucv Powell
nntl Snelahts sf 'Mwndosvllle spent
-\ ?hort whlln, Hoce'Saturday.
Mr. Dlily Noosev of Detroit. Mich.,
the popular Auctioneer ls horn this
wok with r? S. Ycargln. tho jeweler,
who is runilng an auction Knie to
-lose out lis stock. Thin ls Mr.
Voonoy's tOcond visit Ijcro, , having
conducted a similar sale a year c KO
ago when bc made ninny friends who
ir" glfl'J to see him arraln.
J. H.*3nrkBdnl" and T B. Hivers of
Greenwood and Dan Allon nf Ander
ron wire among the travelling men
Mr. D. L. Sadler, proprietor ->f Sad
ler's: ?ufo shop, has enlarged lils miar
tr-s. having built n more commodlout
ntru-'turo and ls better prepared to
accommodate lils patrons.
Hr. Joe 8^erard ?pent n few hour:)
in Anderson Monday on business.
'?flss Lullu Prlco anent Tuesday in
Anderson shonplng. .
r MIBB Lila Belle of Intimer ls the
-nen thin wcuK of her cousin. Miss
Georgia Belle Hoskin.
Mr. T. O. Smith ls opening np* a
stock of general merchandise tn the
-oom recently vacated by tho Iva
theatre. 'Mr. Smith in a good sales
man and ls very popular with the
travelling public and wo predict for
him a liberal patronage.
Ha? S'si'ii Chamberlain** CoGgh Be.
med y for 20 Von rs.
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy hns
been used In my household for the
past twenty years. I began giving it
to my children when they wore small.
AB a quick relief for cronp, whooping
cough, and ordinary edicts, lt has no
equal. Being free from opium nnd
other harmful drugs. I novor felt
afraid to give lt to the children. I
have re^rimmendort lt tr? l?r _e p??->
ber of friends and neighbors, who
have used it and speak highly of it,"
writes Mrs. Mary Minke. ShortBville.
N. Y, Obtainable everywhere.
The iras stove has the
coal stove beaten a mil
No wood to chop, no coal to car
ry, no ashes to take up, carry
out, and sift, leaving a trail of
i dirt and dust from thc stove all
'thc way out to the ash pit.
No fire to coax and coct
dle? No excess heat. No
G#s is a guarantee of thc right
1*tnd of a fire instantly for any
'purpose whatever; and it's more
Anderson Gas Co.
J. M. McCown's Grocery
Oranges.% ..16c, 20 and 26c
Apples, por peck.40c
Raisins. 2 lbs.26c
Nuts .nor lb.26c
Bananas.16 and 20c
Trunes, 2 lbs.26c
Citron, per lb.....20c
National Biscuit Co.'s Fruit Cake
at per pound. ..Due
J. M. McCOWN
Phone Ko. 22.
8A?RK * BALDWIN
. Bleekley Bldg. Anderson, S. C. *
. Citlseas National Bank Bldg. *
. Raliegh, N. C. *
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A New World's Record.
CHICAGO, Feb.. 3.-Oscar Egg.
Swltsorland, and Francesco Verri.
Italy, won the six-day bicycle raeu
ending hero tonight with 66 .pointu,
covering a distance of i.soi mites and
8 laps beating thc world's record Bet
in New York last year of 2,791 miles
and 9 laps.
Two Men Barned to Death.
. KANE. Pa,, Fob. 3.-Ton woodsmen
were burned to death and live ser
iously, injured In a fire early today
which destroyed the sleeping- house
of tho Tinnen tu Chemical Company at
Mayburg, Forest county. This boone
was heated by gas and it was.believed
increased pressure caused an explos
ion which fired tho building.
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