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TRI-W EEKL Y-EDITION.1 WVINNS-BORO0. S. c.,'rtIURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1878 (VOL. 2 O 2
DEVOURING HUMAN BEINGS!
THB SICKExNING IRItois or'
A Most Horrible Sceno in the Marques
as Islands--The Barbarous Natives
Eating Nine Women and WUldren.
i,*m Yran-isco C1,ronice.]
Among the passmgers by the
Grayhound, arrived at this port
from Tahita, was an Anrican,
named Lewis Chase, who, for more
than a quartor of a century, has not
soon a civilized country, and has
seldom looked upon the face of a
white man. San Francisco is the
first glimpse of civilization he has
had since he left his nativo home in
Danburv, Conn., twenty-sovon years
The group of islands on which
Mr. Chase has passod his quarter o f
a century is the Marquesas, where,
before his own eyes, he has seen
cannibalism practiced, both as a
line art and as a fierce display of
huumn ferocity. This horriblo
practice is indulged in prineipally
to gratify a deadly spirit of revenge,
which one tribe of natives holds
against another. In the many
brutal and bloody civil wars which
they have waged against on anoth
er, the slain and c'tptured victims
are eaten with a vengeance. In
their religious rites, also, they offer
up human sacrifices captured in
battle. When a victim is selected
for a cannibal feast his body is
washed clean, and the hair of his
head is burned off. If the foast is
not of a religious character, the
victim is simply beaten to death
with war clubs, and wLen (lead his
body is again washed an1 placed
in a large oven dug in the earth.
The hole forming the oven has a
fire beneath, and over this is a pile
of rough stones. On the top of the
stones, mats made of strong mate
rial are placed in which the body is
wrapped up. These mats are then
covered with a great pile of leaves,
and all is again covered with anoth
er layor of mats. The fire beneath
absorbs enough of air to keep it
burning steadily, and soon a volume
of steam is generated. This escapes
slowly through the mat and leaves,
and gradually the body becomes
cooked through this simple, but
certain steaming process. The
cooks are of superior skill in their
profession and can toll to the in
stant when the body is sufficiently
"done" to suit the taste of the
guests. When ready to take it out
of the oven, all the iaterial cover
ing it is removed, and when it
comes to the last layers surround
ing the victim, the mats are taken
off with a sensitive touch, lost any
of the skin on the body should be
torn away. When all is bare, and
the body looks brown and beauti
fully cooked, a shout of domoniac
laughter rends .the air, and the
cooks are complimented in the
highest terms by the hosts of can
nibals thirsting to enjoy the dread
The brain and the eyes are con
sidered the greatest delicacies, and
are always given to the chiefs. Tihe
breast, thighs, and tile outer pors
tion of the calves of tihe legs are tile
next greatest luxuries, and in this
category also may be placed slices
cut off from other portions of the
body. All the parts mentioned be
long to the chiefs andi chiiofossos, of
hlighl and low rank, ace.ording to
thleir relative social status, while
the rest of the body and the entrails
are savagely devoured by the
natives. Tile flesb is eaten from
the hand, and, to give it greater
relish, dipped in native sauces.
Cocoanuts, yams, and various kinds
of nuts are also among thle edibles,
besides cer tain varieties of fish ;
but the poiece cde resstance is the
human portion of the spread.
While the feast lasts thue greatest
hilarity prevails, and after it is over
a fearful drunken orgie follows,
whenever the liquors, native or iml.,
ported, can be procured. Scenes of
the wildest licentiousness accomN
pany tile revels, and for days after
the cannibals are in a state of semi.
unconsciougsness. They quietly
retire to their huts and allow sleep
and nature to restore their shatter
ed cohstitutions. Sleep is thleir
greatest restorative, and after a
fearful debauch they will 1 e as if
dead for a space of* from ten to
EA'TING A BEAUT'IFUfL .YOUNG GIRL.
Mr. Chase was witnesis to at fear
ful and revolting act Cf cannibalism
practiced at the little barbor of
Ataana two years ago. A young
and beautiful girl had been oaptur
od and brought. in ia canoo to
Atawana. She belonged to a tribe
which was fiercely hated by her
captors, and they dotorminod to
avenge iemselves upon her. She
was takn out into the center of
the village, stripped naked and
bound. Then with war clubs she
was beaten and fell as if dead to the
ground. But while life yet linger -
ed, ia woian of Atawiia rushed up
to the prostrato body, and, with a
ferocious yell, (lug her fingere into
the eyes of her victim, plucked
them out of their sockets, and lite
them in the preSene0 of the infuri
ated and applanding multitude.
Afterward, while the body of the
victim was yet warm, she was
disemboweled and her entrails were
taken out and devolred, the canli
bals lfighting with each other for
their share. Her whole body was
then cut to pieces and divided uIp
amongthecannibals pr nt. While
ildlllilg ill this Iniost incrledible!
brutality, shoits of joyous vengo-,
ance wero heard on every sido. The
cainnibals fairly reveled in devour
ing ndarly every atom of the body.
They washed down the flesheat'n
with native intoxicating drinks, and
after the carnage wias coneluded a
triumphant war-dance of vengeance
S.CRIFICING RELIGIOUS vICTIMS.
Great pomp and solemnity sur
rounds victims intended for re
ligious sacrifices, and none but
high priests can officiate in the most
solemn ceremonies. The piriosts
have umnerous attendants, mostly
young boys, who aire being edo -
cated for priestly honors. The
victim selected is usually a man of
note among the tribe, and while he
is in the hands of his religious
torturers, previous to the act of
sacrifice, receives 801110 considelra
tion. When the hour arrives he is
placed upon a large stone, to which
his body is bound firmily. The
priests then chant low wails, which
increase in volume until it seems as
if tlh-y were shrieking. Charms,
spells and incantations are then
brought into play, the priests oc
easionally placing their hands upon
the intended sacrifice, who never
utters a word from the timo he is
selected as a sacrifice to the moment
of his death. The instant selected
for porforming the operation being
reached, the chief priest a(v;mces
toward the victim, and, feeling for
the beating of the heart, announces
to his attendants that lie is ready to
commence. He then takes a knife
and deliberately cuts out the heart.,
the victim writhing in agony during
the process. To speak or utter a
word during this frightful proceNss
would be a cowardice, an evidence
that tho sacrifice had acknowledged
the power of his enemies. The
heart cut out, it is handed to a
young priest, who bears it off to
the highest chief, th priest con
sidering this the greatest honor of
his life. TIhe victim quickly expires,
and then the whole body is cut up)
and divided am1ong~ those waiting to
receive their portions of it. The
flesh of a religions victim is more
highly prized than that of any other,
all the portions considered most
choice being reserved for the high
priests and high chiefs.
THlE vIcTIMs MOST HIGHLY PRIZED.
The cannibals have epicurean
tastes, and a fine sense of the
various shades of delicacy of dif
ferent classes of victims. The flesh
most highly prized is that of the
African, and a colored man who in
life, neither drank. . ligour nor*
smoked if he falls into the hands of
the Marquesas cannibals, is certain
to have the highest respect showvn
himl., He will be fed luxurionsly,
and-tended carefully up to the time
that lie is to be sacrificed T1he
bodies of tihe missionaries take
second rank, because in life they are
supplosed to have used neither
liquors nor tobacco. Sailors are
not esteemed a luxury, because.
their fleshi is thoroughly saturated
with smoke, whiskey and salt wvater.
The cannibals have the most dainty
sense of smell in this respect, and.
will tell instantly wvhethier their
victim has over been in the habit of.
using liquors or stimulants of any
kind. Young children and women,
especially unmarried wvomen, are
great luxuries. .Persons advanced
in years are seldom eaten, as their
bodies are too full of well-developed
and tough sinews. Mr Chase has
iever seen a white person offered up
as a sacrifice to the~ cannibal appe
tite,, but there are Well authenticated
cases of. such being .the. fact. A
missionary. and. two* colored men
are known to have been oaton on
Dominiquo Island, ono of the most
savage of the group. In recent
tittios the cannibals rarely ever
sacrifice a whit3 victim, but they are
entirely willing to do so if the op.
portunity offers. It is not safe to
trust them with a tender Anglo
Saxon lamb, or anything in the
shape of humianity that would be
cer-titill to tako a first prize at a
baby show. Those not being pro
curable, no objection would be
oflored to making a good square
imleal out a nice, fat, hoalthy mlis
sionary. Sailors are the only class
of whito mon for whom the canni
bals cannot got up an appetite at a
LivEt is Kis.-The Liver is the
imperial organ of the whole human
syse1, 1 it controls the life, health
ard happiness of man. When it is
disturbed in its proper action, all
kinds of ailments are the natural
result. Thie digestion of food, the
movements of the heart and blood,
the action of the brain and nervous
system, are all immediately con
liected with the workings of the
Liver. It has been successfully
proved that Green's August Flower
is unequalled in curing all persons
afflieted with Dyspepsia or Liver
Complaint, and all the numerona
.vnptoims that result from an tin
lieatthy condition of the Liver and
Stomach. Sample bottles to try,
10 cents. Positively sold in all
towns on the Western Continent.
Three doses will prove that it is just
what you want.
PIAxos AND O1GANs AT FACOR
R.r E .-(ran( I trodetor;y Sale
commeneing Nov. 1, 1,000 Magnifi
cont Instrumnonts from best makers
to be placed, for introduction and
advertisement, in Southern homeh
at Agents' Wholesale rates. E legant
7 Oct. Pianos only $125. Magnifi
cent Square Grandii, catalogue price
$1,000, only $250. Handsome 9
Stop Organs, $58 ; 13 Stops, $71
Mirror Top, 13 Stops, $86. Ohoice
intrunients at lowest prices evet
known. Six years writtei guairan.
too. Fifteen days test trial. Writc
for Introduction Sale - circular.
Address LUDDEN & BATES' Southern
Music House, Savannah, Ga. Th<
Great Wholesale Piano and Orgar
Depot of the South. Nov 12-x3m'
THE DARLINGToN Ai-REsTs.-Witl'
reference to the account of the ar
rests in Darlington, MAlj. Spain
writes as follows: "The special
despatch to the News and Courier,
inuler date of NovLnber 8, stating
that F aaborg and t negro named JoE
Douglass made the affidavits or
which Col. J. A. Law, the Hon. K
W. Cannon and others were arrested
for violation of Section 5,520, is a
clear mistake. Mr. Faaborg haF
made no such affidavit. On the
contrary, lie states to me that, at
deputy United States marshal, he
witnessed on the day of election
(Tuesday, the 5th) no violation of
the law requiring his interpositior
as an oflicer."
'Too MANY RAInnoADs IN OALIFOR
NIA.--TheO San Francisco Alta says
so many railroads have been built in
California, and they have advanced
so far beyond thme demands of busi
nes.s or the p)robab)ility of any large
profit, that the future construction
imust be slowv. Out of 2,000 miles
at least 1,600 do not pay six per
cent, on the cost. Long stretches
hav(e been built with the expectatior
that they would he unprofitable, one
motive being to increase the tr'ade
of other roads already built.
An old darkey was ondeavoring
to explain his unfortunate condi
tion. "You see," remarked Sambo,
"it was in this way, as far as I can
remember : Fust my fadder died
and den my mudder married agin;
and den my mudder died, and den
my fadder married agin ; and some
how I doesn't seem to hmave nc
p)arents all, nor no home, nor
A little Portland girl recentl3
testified innocently to the life . o
drudgery experienced by the aver
age "queen of the household", who
does hmena own house work. Some,
body asked the child if her mother's
hair was gray. "I don't know," she
said "she is too tall for rne to set
the top of her head, and she never
sits down 1"
The nights are growing cold and
frosty, and you never think about
locking the front door till after you
have put out the light and crawled
into bed. And then-it would
shook a, burglar to hear your re.
marks as you stand shivering in the
hall feeling for tha kay.
Mother says the baby is fretful,
but if the baby could talk, it would
say it had pain. Relieve the pain
by giving Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup,
an innocent but effectual remedy.
Price 25 cents a bottle. *
Some one says "Integrity will
I always win when a man has the
good-will of the people." There
is doubt about it, and the man of
looso character stands a good
chance under the same circum
Lays a Boston physctan, "has no equal as a
blood purifer. IHearig of its many wonderful
cures after ll Othter reinedies had f ailed, I visi.
ted the Laboratory, in i convinced myself of
Itsi genuine morit.. It Is prrdfroin barks,
roots and ierbs, each o It Ecl i highly effec
tive, and twey are compo ndd suci a man
ner as to produce nstonishing ~Its."
Is the great Blood Purifier.
Will curo the worst case of scrofula.
Is recommended by physicians and apotheca
Has effected some marvellous cures 'n cases of
Cures the worst cases of Canker.
Meets with wonderful sucoess In Mercurial dis
e as e..
Will eradicate salt ithoum from the system.
Removes Pimples and Humors from the face.
Cures Constipation and regulates the Bowels.
Is a valuable remedy for Hoedache.
Wil curo Dyspepsia.
Restores the entire system to a healty condi
Removes the causo of Dizziness.
Relieves Faintness of the Stomach. I
Cures Pains In the Back.
Effectually cures Kidney Conplaint.L
Is effective in its cure of Female Weakness.
Is thb groat remedy for General Debility.
be tic bestg bnd most relible blood purifier
H. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass
Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists.
Conoar & Chleors
Fine Gold and Silver Watches,
Necklaces, Chains, Brooches,
Sleeve Buttons, Collar But
tons, Studu, &c.
A fine assortment of fancy and plain
Glassware, Platedware, Toilette
Setts, Vases, Lamps, &c., as cheap
as the cheapest. .
We will sell off our stock of
Crockery (except Plates and OnpS
and Saucers) aA
nov0$T FOR CASE.
S T O P..
A ND inspect the largest and best so.
looted stook of goods in Winnsboro;
which we guarantee to sell at the lowest
Our stock pomprisos a full liue of
Gonts' Furnishing Goods,
CASSIMERES I CASSIMERES!
From the celebrated Oharlottesvilig
Salem Joans, Kerseys, Tweeds, Satinets,
A large and 'varied assortment of Hats
Clothing of all kinds and at all prices.
Best and cheapest stook of Boota and
Shoes in town.
N. B.-We would cal. special attention
,o our large and varied assortment of
Hamburg Edgings and White Trimmings.
J, F. IcMASTER & 00.
W PEARE now opening one of the
largest stocks of
over off'rad ia tbia inorket.
have been very carefully selected
and we simply request an inspection
before purchasing elsewhere. We
propose selling them at a "short
proft" and don.'t intend to be un
dersold by anybody, anywhere. We
call special attention to our assort...
and other LADIES' GOODS.
We think we have the liest stock
of GENTS' GOODS in the market.
CLOTHING, HATS, SHIRTS,
md all kinds of Flannel Underware.
In domestics we are full up
bioney will be saved by an exami.
nation of our Jeans and Cassimeres.
3HOES!1 SHOES I! SHOES III
Best Shoes at lowest prices.
oct 1 McMASTER & BRIOE.
150 PAIRS Boys'-an4 YouthA
Q~AITERS--Nos. 1 to 5, worth
fromt $1.50 to S2.50 per pair, Re.
tluced to 50 and 75 cents per pai.
Call and see them.
3UGENHEIMER & (ROUSOHE