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Ruthless Buccaneers of the Mid
dle Sahara Desert.
AT WAR WITH ALL MANKIND.
These Nomads of the Trackless Sands
of Northern Africa Levy Tribute
Upon All Caravans They Meet and
Live In Mystery and Exclusiveness.
"In northern Africa there lies a truce
less country. Inhabited by a people,
the masked Tuaregs, fascinating for
the mystery and exclusiveness with
which they have surrounded their life.
These people. natives and rulers of the
middle desert, ire the allies of no one,
but wage a fu1rtive guerrilla warl-fare
with all w*ho invade the inhllosilitable
Nalittrt sands cf their domain. They
are tle hucenceers of the trackless
sand, forever at war with all civiliza
1Ion and Its restraits." says an article
issued by the National Glcograplie so
ciety at Vashington, whlkh describes
the people always willing to tiht for
the mauinlenance of their bower to levy
tribute upon the ancient tri'aissaharau
"\nskcd Tuinregs are Berber no.
inads. a white desert people, whose
country Is prnli hly the miost lunecessi.
le oi ear tIi. 1-:ven before lEgypt ian
civilizatit ion b egani to leave yecoleren I
record, of its history the Tua regs, or
1-erbers, were long estalIlished along
northern .\frien. The great Arnh in
vnsieon of the eie'vent h cent ury dis
hinlccd t helnei fromn I lie 1r lpossessiecis
u1114.n1 the sea (renst n1iel d1r()ve te In into
th e soya: c :Irent of ile interior esert,
where. with the'ir ha: t!s r:iseed aain::ist
all who. (nn::e i :to their 1pathle s coun.
try, they havet- t:+titntalmscl theniselves
through t le l in venNi cent lris dte
stiite hick ell wate-r, suit!diterl ius ontl
lack'' lof f':1 ir.t:, d.rs st 'ig b
1lrole'ce of ai111s irtii Ilice \i':Ilbs andl
Eg:yltifns. In the notrth :an1 e-ist, fnda
froin t:e bhlni-kls it the S11d1i1i1 in the
south,. suchI nu c iftis 11n1( luxuries as
their" ch l es-cs po(rt ion of Al lw~tr 1.:-t -
cinnual. supplly them:.
"There ar ive' nmi:in ti1e4s ii t le
'Tulrtg con fedelratlion. and ihcy inhabit
the descrt rini T1nt I to Tiihik
awl froin l-ez izan to Zili ler. Their
homnes are reared in the heanrt of arid
wastes, where vast solitides, unnat
ural hents and uninrked distances
shroud everything fin unenany mys
tery. They are masters of an area
half that of the Uiited States in ex
tent. Of this I. i00,0O square miles of
territory searcely :1.0(5) aere,, or less
than the area of New York city, is cul
tivated land. This scanty farm land
is only mat ininined by an endtiring
struggle with the drifliig sands.
These flerce alventuirers' who ive
forced the great desolation to yield
them a support number 300.001) or
more, according to estimate. nud they
have made theniselves feared by the
natives front tile Mclditerratnan to the
jungles of central A fricn.
"The Tnuaregs wear Ilie end of their
turhan clcthIi drawn arounel tile face.
allowing ni n 11i1ig h1 et the eyes to be
seen. It is worn for the lirpmose of
Protecting tle throat ainil luns from.
the cutting behists of ine desert sand
an1( also Pi'ellialel as a 1leinenit en.
hianinig tile Iuy'stery eof their life. fei:
lhey scehleeni eer never rieoVe these
l1u:1sh, whlie 11 iv~ig cr thle clserit
Or V isit inig in i hle ciI lees (en I lie eeonst.
I llii tee I lie- -c li- hs the'y a rt' (:l11rel
hil'ii ']t'elili ; tl' e iig lell. 1 Th e l I ie
lntter by lie -erf- an~el shives.
" i:.n- eelle for- tradiI :e. Tl'lar eg
towis. : re Ki:uite1 ini thle inhleieI decs
elt. Thel, 'ere \\'nein, ~imbFilukin,
iihit. G !iianocs.\ lrzilk ando IniialahI.
I lowtt~eer, tlwe Tuare: lhis littl inrea't
fort I li'ele 0 lui lieluti-y . l It is ut (f'nr
Irs-s, cinlillin h, li ldit lig u ;'i intii
or ale ii: the l:e-:-h:aclise trails that
f-ress ti-e' cirti. TEwe iliieirtiit traills
len:vce Tlriimei. en th !coasel-t. andj travt
*re"." mi eel' -sainl ue end lnren
waste IiI i I!He :udr I, \\ be ic Heli -
ge-' eef sin i-. :eel:l. IVoryt lilel oiter
inteii.r: Ai. u I r,1ee s r e li led i
liainl eelll c ei~i ieii no ili td.ii
I -ionn' iite :Ii atlegd en ivanli lenuelest
(i 11I h o a tf niis uehiel mer cilha
tribute to thle (chie-iflalns byv thle way'
for sa ft eScorlt or* runi the risk of losing
all their geceods.
"I'ru len lorIcdeecn to TlipollI lhe relent
less ter-nelt y. thle euillnii:g 11 ia the dair.
ing of the Tual~reg iire mlinlgled in nil the
tradItions imipllensanit to thle mole
penIceful na11 tes a long ithe coast. The
Taregs IlienIiwhi Ile 0openly3 spy utponi
the caravalis In course of outfittig iln
lie coast eitic-s atld thr uIve ixmii lie
ibutle they nrie able to exact.
"The Tunriiecs are or the peurest Her
her stock, thle nobele famIlIes unmixed
with otlihert blcil, anud in their own Inn
gunge they cgl I themouselves 'the noble1
;ieopile.' NceiniI nally they are lohami
mnedians, a nd somie ef thlelr nuiiber
((eompo~se thle miost intoileranlt andit war
lIke sect In Ishitmi. the S'enussite sect.
The in hared fur the foreIgner Is great
eic even thuan thaiit bred by their re
3Igion, and so they aire more exclusive
than ever were the Chinuese or Japa
2bese. TheIr social orgaization di
-vidhes them Into five classes-the no
bles, the [)riests, the serfs, the cross
breeds and the slaves. All of these
classes have- this that Is democratic
they form together the Tuareog family,
'WhIeh holds itself superior to all the
other peoples of the earth."
GEO. L. PITTS
WRITES ON TEXAS
Writes Entertainingly of his Impres.
sions of Bruzoria County. Nothing
About Rabbits This Tnie.
Since writing the rabbit story some
months ago, I have had several re
quests from your readers for another
letter from Texas.
I have just finished a month's work
in Brazorla County. When 1 tell you
that I visited every school you will
know that I saw most of the county.
Urazoria is one of the coastal plain
counties and stretches for sixty miles
along the Gulf. It is low, level, black
and very rich. h'1le gulf breeze blows
continuously. A light blanket is need
ed every night. Strange but it is quite
healthy here. Malaria, typhoid, etc.,
are not known.
Texans are not wild, rough, horny
and ignorant like most South Caro
linians think. Every school in this
county has local school tax, a nine
iuonth's school term, good houses.
splendid equipment and inviting sur
roundings. Mlany of them have gar
dens, demonstration plots, manual
training and domestic science. l'very
body loves and supports the schools.
I have not found nor heard of a per
son who cannot read and write.
The county has a number of oil
wells and others are going down ev
ery day. It I were to tell you the
eniornious amount of oil some of these
wells produce daily you would not be
Iieve it. Three train loads of sullhur
go out of tie county daily. It does
not sinell like peach blossoms around
the wine either. \'italitas also is found
hiere in great qiuantities.
I notice in last. week's .\dvertiser
Itin:' M . .. \l. S tinerel has a coin ta:
selI have been (ating new corn, to
niuuloes, beans, catntelouipes, etc., for a.
IuithIi. .\ll kinds of \'e'gtatles ar'.
grown bete in large qluaitities and
shipped to noIt thern1 iuarkets. Oag
es and grape fruit grow well also.
1I.e rice field; are very pretty right
now. It is no unusuial thing to see live
acre lields of Cape .lessainines. I ani
told this county sends thein to e\ r.
state in the Union save Florida. Ti'hey
go out in car load lots. One mant told
le just prior to lDecoratlioln Day tiat
lie was shipping froi seventy live to
a hundred thousand buds each day.
Thousands of pecan trees grow wit
along the lBrazor River. The nuts arc
very line and free to anyone who will
gather them. When It comes to cut
ton, corn, ribbon and sorgulu cane,
well, I wish you could see it. I ali
atraid to tell you about it. Fertilizer
Is not heard of. A bale of cotton was
ginned in a near-by county on the 7tlh
of .lne. It was sold in Ilouston for
A Ia rge portion of the land is still
used for grazing and thousaiids 0.
horses and cows feed ont the beautiful
prairies. The grass stands knee high
and is green every lionth is the year.
It is a pretty sight to look out. across
ii prairie aid see 11oi one to th rie
t hioui;tid ('attle Ic eding.
Stpeain g of' lising, I 'wish Luo te
here t) go lishintg. T' ri.,
hak('s are titll otf thei. I r'aw a Iistic
ttounds,1 I will t 1 11'i you abouit the
i hlh I ~s'e. j wvold not like to h,
T ht lieoile arec lazy, happ iy andit ('ni
fatiiily Itrees ot' bluc blood. l'vvery lai
Stand~s 011 its ownI bott[01n.
Te roads arie good. .\l Ost of thlci
lois arec very' mu ich in c ~evidene.
bothI ini the towns 11 anid (countr y. 'TheI
htrea'cters ale tisuallyv good, iut the
day here is the day fot' bovit's, biase
hall anti shaing. Ihlt don't1 liiiindeir
stanld 11u', I ihave not beeni ihiniig oin
Iovie. 'Thes'e Texan ar i e grea'~t sing3
er'S. I w ish Tom11 Childress waS lierec
to join1 in one'01 of lhir alIl-daiy sinaginigso.
.\losquitoes ar Ie hee b y thle min I
Ihions, bitt t hey arie not thle poisonlouts
kind1(. All t he holles, stor'es, school
htouses and I chrehes arec screenied. Ask
B. Ilankely abouit thle chickens in [hiIs
black land1( of Texas. Angleton, thie
countly seat, is fourteeni miles( frotm the
Brazior River. In 1913 the river got
tip tand spread over the country 'and
Angleton was for several days covered
wilth water 3 1-2 feet deep. Tihe river
at . that time was eighty fIve miles(1
widle. 'The people keel)p lhir boats for
sucht occasions aind live utp stall's un
til the wvater goes dowvn. Since 1 am1
not) a Balptist, 1 anm gladl onie of these
over'tlows dlid 1not ('ome wIle I was
With kind regards and best wvishes
for all my friends, I ali,
Yours very trtuly,
Bay City, Texas, June 16, 1916.
See our Special Valutes In Porch
The best Fruit Jar Rubbers, only 10
cents per dozen at
B. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
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-Gray Court, Route 3.-The Woman's
Missionary society met with Mrs. E.
M. Riddle Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rhodes and son
Roy, and Mr. Hargrove Riddle spent
Sunday in Laurens, the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Owings.
Mr. and Mrs. John Burns svont Wed
nesday night at the home of Mr. Sam
Mr. E. M. Riddle and son, Wilkes,
were in Laurens Friday on business.
Mrs. Edd Sherbert had as her guests
Friday night Misses Lillie Bell and
Misses Omega Riddle and Eunice
\r. andl Mrs. Bunch Riddle spent
Sunday with alr. and Mrs. J. M. Todd.
Miisses Anna Rhodes and Vivian
Check returned to their homes Tues
day after a pleasant visit in Fountain
Inn where they were the guests of
Airs. Corrie Nash and others.
\I rs. Lida Howard spent the week
end in Fountai n iln with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Burns spent Sat
urday night at the home of Mr. .1. It.
We are glad to report the sick in our
community are better.
Misses Blanche and Madge Williams,
Aliss littic Cannady and Miss Dosia
lthodes wore the guests of Misses
'Clara, Alpha and Leatha Wililams Sun
Mr. and Mirs. N. ). Garrett spent
Sunday witi Mr. anl Mrs. .I. S. Todd.
.\Misses Eva and Katherine 1ollis
spent S-un1day with Airs. .1. .\l. 'T'odd.
.lr. and Mirs. W. Z. W:illiams slent
Sutnday With .\lr. and Mres. .1. I). WVi
.\ir. and Mrs. )ou:'an Illlis spent
the we'ek-enti with their son, .\ir.Ch r
Cih Il ollis of Cross Keys.
.i\rs. I). W. Williams spent the week
en(1 with her son. Mr. W. Z. Villiamnst
returniig to her home Sunday.
Ar and .\ i's. .1. M. TTodd entertained
a number of yountg people at a. !awn I
Iarty Saturday night.
.\r. Ealte l)(hodes spent Saturday
nightl and Sunday with .\lr. WVat ('an
E~xtra large .Jelly Tfumblers only :',"
cents per dozen.
S. M. & l'. H. WILKES & CO.
A Card froin Mr. Richey
To the Voters of Laurens:
I use this means to place before the
voters of Laurens county, in a brief
way, my platform as a candidate for
the House of lepresentatives. I will
discuss each matter more fully on the
What I consider tilie paramotunt is
sue for candidates to the legislature is
that of taxation. I believe every one
will agree with me, that taxpayers
should get a dollars worth for every
dollar of their tuoney silent, aln(d it is
mlly purpose in the campaign to try to
show tlint they have not beeni gelting
i. t to h you why your
taelevy hias oIlvanIcedi fromi 1 -i to
7 mi~is, antd t hat y ou have rivedCi'((lno
benefiit tfroim this increas'e. I ami ini
favor otf the abotlit itn of a lot or u1se
((eis i onuninions andl boardsi t hat have
the gaime law as it stands at huresent.
niha against the tish laws as itey
now stand. I amii in favor of the aboli
ton of! Ithe inlsurtaiie ant 'ti-compnet
law. hette kn'iowni as the laancey-Odom~
I isurance Law. I amt ini favor oif good
r'oadls. I am iniii favo VofOt i-Iod schools5.
I am ini favor' of thet e'nforieeneit of
favor of' the ablolitioni of all ulseless
spetial lawvs andt of all good sperial
i:'ws where' !gem tal laws are' appiticaZ
0tia o i ft 0' 1 I0111d. o e resnt alli
WV. 11. IU(icy, .Jr.
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~antifori, .111 te I19.-Tl'he farmieris a re
ver'y buisy withi their crops. Gen.
Green is about to get thle start. of thlemi
on accountt of so muchl rain.
The grain crop is very poor
th rough t his section.
Mdrs. W. ii. Drummond, Mt's. J1. W.
La nford, Mrus, TI. A. Drumnmond andi
Mrs. C. D. Cox. with Mr. Willie Dritmi
miond, attendled the Wbmaii's Mission
ary meeting at Blulahi Saturdlay.
Mrs. 0. F. Fowler' was very piainful
ly, hiouighi not seriously huiirt ini a fail
she sustainied at WVoodruff last Wed
nesdlay in the cemetery whiere she had
gone to the burial of Mr. .lamies [es
Mrs. WV. A. Thomas is very sick at
Mrs. Lenat Moore, weC are* glad~ to re
port is up again.
Mr. E. H. Moore is some better than
Mrs. H. M. Johnson is suffering a
good deal this week.
Capt. W H-. Drummnond was able to
be at church Sunday.
Mrs. TI. B. Martin spent sevealn dinys
< Everybody Knows
fj Soda Fountains and other Refreshment
Stands sell Chero-Cola in the original
lowsterilized bottle with the label on it. You.
get your Chero - Cola--"In a Bottle.
Through a Straw," and it is always pure,
wholesome, delicious and absolutely uni
form -in flavor. This is impossible under
ordinary soda fountain methods.
Get your Chero-Cola in the bottle
" K?"' f... that is the best way
At Soda Fountains and other
Refreshment Stands l n C
-Everybody knows it by its name
u U U VUto b a c c o
as you never thoought a Bottle?
cudbisyus Thruhaota,"adi-- lay ue
Geto ahm-md yorCeoCl ntebtl
couldht becuse to
ybite sodpach PrinceAlethsawy .8
pie old wthoutcoupons orpemus.N- *
Prne refert gives uaityI - omo a
happetiteavr ankiferet asi isdlgtul/oee tatdtelieo/t
proes thant cstrne outher.edsPo.
bieadac!Mrne Albetn hs aaysmk 3ah 1907 orrl ia
beenr solde ithut couponsa sokpemadiums smoke if~ heys Pic
tWppyrefers5c todyied qaliety!n mklSWOhv tytgvnP .aty
ehan faor',"'sh,"ifferet castisnlihtful Youi nerprsted telote of oyet
dosAndthat cisn /sntCra ng tei r a SOstheyrnet.nasupy
Buy"iif'''feah~ Prince Albert etr.rtecnsokeaco will lokit own sthy us ric
toptheepth tobacco odi
tippycredlerr6c-atwy/ r.d Abr. AEnd Se woAC haeCo.,e ivetn-S.Aem. r.
tinet weck hee poundr o ut ow erainly hlavee a sonpMa se and ar laxterfanjoym eshetn
and thrfrela tis m.Ha new r th gusso Mr an T m Ha m n w r in L rns au -
dra-n-tJa T.oBrs ane cming their way asohsonas hedy invtennply
pund the yweek-nd i ar. Prin e r e wey t o dfreyil thel s own Ms ona MelWlmInetie
Mro. Nanith pongm s tayni r ndr.J.Drofryi ciia - afwo ite red tabrh
uhe mot err. aW. .Tas dr- Jyl. hEN LD sOBut CCtt COpe h is apary Sarda evn.C
latneg her owi r.0 1l.neos. recoklve er -n oMstrVne Mr. W. . a tter o and famd e~ ily and
anMi Mryeatn tingMis# ater Jaes ther ss home .ende onhuo vrc i Langston Suy
MRbin T Patters n chl r ms.J Cedar h S urndy ns i gtut hr, fer. noon...1,Jhsnad
Cpet. the We.Lanfd i n ues a has ewe y insc ofre the son eson. Mse Charl wVieri n eanedn
her moathebrgrW.M hmsd r I. Yate s bua littop e o hs day atroo atora seenig...M on
Mr. B. W. Johnson and family, Mr. list this week. .-son