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OF SALUDA COUNTY.
EE.ARKALE STOR1 OF MAJOR rEti.
RY, & COLORED MAN.
He Ooes Into Trance Night:y-Gives Out
Text Verbatum, Although He Cannot
Read, and Preaches-Impo4oible to
[The State, 29th.]
A somewhat remarkable story
came from Saluda county a short
ago about a negro who preached in
his sleep. The man's name was
Major Perry. The story was brought
out of Saluda by an evangelical
preacher who was then on his way
out of the State. An effort was
made to get confirmation of this on
usual case and finally it was ascer
tained that Dr. D. hL Crosson of
Leesville knew Major Perry. Dr.
Crosson was written to for informa
tion. He was in attendance upon
the sessions of the South Carolina
medical 'convention, but as soon s
he returned, sent the following reyly
to the news editor of The State. It
is a very interesting story of a re
Dear Sir: Replying to your re
qnest that I write what I know about
Major Perry,' the "sleeping negrc
preacher," will say that I have known
Rev. Major Perry for a long time
and have been his family physician
for eight years. He is really a scien
tific wonder. He has been preach
ing evcry night, except occasionally
on Friday nights, for about 15 years.
When he retires at night and goes
to sleep, he will read out his text
tell exactly where it can be found,
verse and chapter, give it verba
tim-ard will then begin his ser
mon. He confines himself closely
to his text and always preaches
good sermon. This is done while he
is in this -trance and he can't be
waked up until he has finished his
sermon. Nearly every time he
preaches he has a convulsion and
his wife has to rub him and worn
with him, as it looks asif hewould
He stops speaking while laboring
under this nervous writhing, but
will b9gin his discourse just where h<
left off when the attack wears of
and will go on and finish his ser
mon and wakes up and is unconscioun
of anything that has transpired
The strange part of it is that h4
can neither read nor write, so yot
see he could not prepare his die
This is no fake, as he has beer
watched often when alone and h4
always preaches. I have, togethe
with a number of other physicians
tried to wake him up while in one o:
his trances and while preaching
and it can't be done.
He, scientifically speaking, is
wonder. Now to go into some logi
cal conclusions as to the cause o:
this and why he can't be arousei
* e while in his trances, is a deep sub
C ject which presents from a scientific
standpoint, as from a mental ani(
logical conclusion, some interesting
phenomena. A man can easily ex
pend some of his knowledge of men
tal philosophy in the study of thiu
case. This is not hypnotism, but il
savors of Divine inspiration. Whil4
in this trance or deep sleep he is on
conscious of anything else trans
* piring around him and his activ4
mind is totally unconscious as t<
what has transpired, but it is activ4
and he does his preaching while it
this subconscious state, but why thiu
cubconscious mind, active upon "ser
monizing" alone, is a deep mystery
"Rev. Major Perry," as he ii
called, is a mulatto of medium siz4
and about 50 years old; has a wif4
. and is the father of about 15 chil
dren. His children are all indos
trious and he is about the average
of his race for industry. He is quiei
and has the respect of his whl
community for integrity and honor.
He says he does not know any
thing about his preaching and can't
explain anything about it wher
awake. He say s: "I felt called a
preach when young, but I resisted
the inclination or call. If what peo.
pIe tell me is true about my preach
ing, it must be of Divine power thai
I preach, because I resisted the cal]
to the Master's work."
Logically and philosophically he
is a mental wonder.
D. M. Crosson, M. D.
Leesville. S. C., April 25th,. 1902.
CALHOUN FAIR BOYD'
Tribute of Reipect Adopted by James
D. Nance Camp to a Dead _omrade.
When the bugler of this camp
had sonded t he atstftif "taI."
we hiid his renaies aw-t ini )4
no,nt cemetery on the5i of Feb
ruary last. It was a sad companv
which thus parted with our de
The committee appointed to pre
pare a memorial of First Sergeant
Calhoun F. Boyd of Company "E"
of the Third South Carolina regi
ment of infantry of the Confederate
army beg leave to submit the fol
One by one our old soldiers are
falling upon sleep, thus narrowing
the circle of the survivors of the
late War between the States, and
thereby admonishing the surviving
veterans that soon all of us will be
called away from the scenes of
Sergeant Boyd was not quite
sixty-one years of age when he died.
He was born in the town of New
berry, S. C., on the 26th of Septem
ber, 1841. His life was spent in
this, Newberry, county. having been
educated in the Newberry Male
academy and in the Newberry col
lege. It is thought that he left the
college here to enlist as a private in
the old Quitman Rifles on the 13th
day of April, 1861. His command
soon in that year joined the Army
of Northern Virginia, where it took
took part in the First Battle of
Manassas. It becam; a member of
Kershaw's brigade of infantry,
whose history has so graphically
and ably been presented by iur
comrade Capt. D. Augustus Dickert
in his recent- work entitled "The
History of Kersbaw's Brigade."
Comrade Boyd participated in the
battles of First Manassas, Williams
burg, Seven Pines, Savage Station,
Malvern Hill, Maryland Heights,
Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chan
cellorsville, Gettysburg, Chicka
mauga, Knoxville, Bean Station,
Wilderness, Brock's Road, Spott
sylvania, North Anna River, Second
Cold Harbor, Petersburg; White
Oak Swamp, Berryville, Strasburg
and Cedar Creek-in the last of
which battles he received a wound
through the breast which at first
was deemed fatal, but from whichI
after years he recovered. During
these battles there was no soldier
in Gen. Lee's army who was braver
than our dead' comrade. On the
march, in the camp nnd on the1
battlefield he bore himself as the
man he was, faith ful, patien t, cheer-1
ful, alert-in fine, a splendid sol
dier. Too much credit cannot be1
given to our comrade for his ready
submission, in every emergency, to
the requirements of that discipline
without which an army becomes a
Smob. His courage in battle was
not only conspicuous, but his cheer
fulness amid its dangers was in-1
spiring to others. At Knoxville,
Tennessee, when the duty of asault
ing a line of Federal troops, en
trenched on a hill top, was assigned
to the 3d S. C. regiment and when
the nezves of the soldiers were in a
quiver of excitement for the danger
ous assault, Cally Boyd, amid a
shower of bullets from the Federal
lines, saw one of company C who
bore around his neck a large haver
sack,and called out to him: "Spence,
G. C. Clemens, of Topeka, I
Kan., the no
t ed constitu
who bears so I El!
striking a re- 5 8
semblance t o
he is frequent- I
original Mark, G. C. Clemens. t
is a man of deep intellect and i
wide experience. He is con
sidered one of the foremost
lawyers in this country. In a re
cent letter to the Dr. Miles (
Medical Co., Mr. Clemens says: f
* * "Personal experience and obser- f
vation have thoroughly satisfied me t:: C
Dr. M ile) Nervine contains true merit,
and i excellent for what it is recomn- 1l
N r. N. avn Waltrip, Sup. Pres. Bank-t
ers' Fi.r -nal Society, Chicago, says:
are :.:- :e for headache and all
paiin.~.: I 1-en a great sufferr from
hea' -u i: I learned of the e-ffcaev
of Dr. . >z lain Pills. Now I ahvr a
carry t'L o and prevent recurring :.s
tacks 1 .v ta-kin apill when the sympj.- i
tomns tiust apear." f
So:d 'ny all Druggists.
Price 25c. per Box.
Dn. M::- edial Co. rEkhna t d.
run down sl
and poor bi
How Vinol Madi
" H. L. STEARNS, General
his wife, baby girl and himself
so quickly. The little girl got
he can't get enough for her. ]
lessness, which Vinol entirely <
Vinol Cured Mrs. H
"My wife and I can both
I bought a bottle for my wife
stomach trouble. I had not i
so many, but was induced to t
derful powers. The first bot
stomach trouble. I tried som<
out. The result was a comple
Vinol is certainly all that is
Wheeling Avenue, Muncie, In
When we talk of Vino:
refund your money if you
i E, PELHAI
ave you any mail for our
~any?" Everybody in hearin
loded with laughter. Spenet
y was: "Cally Boyd, this
ime for such foolishness."
fect of this good humored
ry was not lost amid these
~ers, and when in a few mi:
fterwards the regiment mad
harge it carried those covete
When the end came, he we
ame cheerful spirit as of yoi
owed to the inevitable and 1
uilding his fortunes anew.
~oduct in private life was j
lustrative of true manhood
as as a soldier. No man whi
ot a true soldier can concei'
eart agony of the southerr
ers at their defeat. Too mai
ake a public display of their
ification that the autonoir
eir statehood had been destr
eir wounds bled internally.
ig been taught from their in)
o love their state, this dire fa
as almost beyond endur
he policy of the reigning pl
i the north soon developed a
al malignity towards our
hich can never be forgiven.
oldiers had surrendered at i
attox arid at Greensboro an
eceiving paroles, were in hon
el as in duty bound to rai
ands of violence or oppositi
e United States governi
~nd the work' is challenged t<
[uce another instance of sU<
dherence to duty amid deft
furnished by the soldiers o
utb They sought no swa
ey immured themselves il
aes, nor did they flee to
ountains to continue the s
le. Ttiey -aw the path of I
nd duty and they steadily wa
i that path until, by pea
eas, they wrought out
olitical and social salvation.
Calhoun F. Boyd was alwa
e post of duty. His life
eautiful tribute to the man
f his state. If it is desired to
omn what sources he drew his
f liberty and religioq, it w
und by tracing his origin o
ther's side. He was the gran
f a soldier in the WXar of trie I
ation waged by the coloni
merica against the mother<
y for seven years. Besides,
radfather was a Covena
ereity arnd environment
ot important work in the ft
ion of character. A t any rate
omrade was a patriot and a (
ian; but it is deemed unwise1
r to his p)rivate life since the
well as his Christian life
een paid by others to these
is not digested,
nerves- of the
e not supplied
h rich blood to
H. L. Stearns Rest Well.
Clerk of Police Court, bought Vinol for
and he said he never saw anything act
so she would not eat, but he says now
-Ie also says he was troubled with sleep
utchings of Stomach Trouble,
testify to the splendid qualities of Vinol.
who has been troubled for years with
nuch faith in any medicine, we had tried
ry Vinol by hearing so much of its won
tle almost completely cured my wife's
! for myself, being all run down and worn
te surprise, for I am now well and strong.
claimed for it."- FLOYD HUTCHINGS,
we know of what we speak and will
are not satisfied.
ci of his life. He was twice married
g ex andwas blessed with children by
's re- each marriage.
is no Comrades of the JIames D. Nance
The Camp of United Veterans can never
rail- forget their adjutant. C. F. Boyd
dan- always at hTs post of duty; ever
utes ready to discharge his duty. A
e its friend to every survivor, he cer
d en- 1tainly deserves to be remembered.
Resolved, That in the death of
S the Comrade Calhoun F. Boyd the
*e: he James D. Nance Camp of United
egan Veterans has met with a loss ttuat
His leaves a deep void.
ist as Resolved, That we loved him in
as it life and deplore his death'
> was Resolved, That the beautiful
'e the character of Comrade Boyd was a
sol- joy to its possessor and an inspira
fly to tion to those among whom he spent
mor- his life.
y of Resolved, That a copy of this
yed, tribute be furnished to the family
Hay- of our dead comrade and also to
~ancy our town newspapers.
ilure - - -
a Re EFERRED TO "FX CONF'ED."
Wers The Editor of the Chapini Ne~ws~ Wants to
bru- Hear fru:m Him.
Our [Chapin News.]
Lppo- "Ex. Con. Fed," in writing to The
3on Newberry Herald and News tinder
or as jthe above caption gives the follow
se no ing account of his trip from Colum
n to bia to Newberry while suffering from
nent- the effects of a severe wound:
pro- "The railroad had washed away
,b an and I left Columbia a few days be
at as fore Sherman arrived on Mr. Wade
f the Harmon's wagon. Just before we
mps; left the main road to Prospeirity two
i no citizens of Newberry passed us in a
the carriage and 1 asked for a ride with
trug- them to Prosperity. They refused.
onor I was left at a -..'y wealthy man's
LIked house by Mr. Harmon a few miles
ceful below Prosperity. I was sent to
their .him by his two sonls inl Columbia.
*He refused to send me to Prosperity
ysa and would not let mue spend( the
hasoa night and I had to walk on crutches
lnseveral miles top Prosperity. A few
o days later this man's hrnse was
1l be burned by the yankePs anid I (lid niot
n his shed a tear over it. At Prosperity I
dson was taken ~in by Rev. B3ailey, my
evo. wound was dlressedl, and I was given
s in a mice supper and that night placed
oun- on the traim and( sent to Newherry
that and my tronbl> was oe.
The editor oft ibe N.'ws is a son of
nter. the Rev. Bailey w.ho) took this poor,
do a wounded soldier in and cared for
rma- him, as he did many others in the
our samte codit muii. Abughr a small
ris boy then, we have a ciear remiem
or-brance of those s'irrin days and
can recall to mind miany suc~h in
war, ciden.ts as the above. As we do niot re
, for .member this g.entlemnan's name we
have would be pleased to recieve a letter
ies from him.
AMIS J. LUMMINGS IS DEAD.
Wap Democratic Uongressman fron New
York-Once a Noted Newipspr Coris
Baltimore, Ma%, 2.-Congressmian
Amos J. Cummiiigs of New York,
died at 10:15 o'clock tonight at
Christ's Church Home in this city.
The causa of death was pneumonia,
incident to an operation.
The congressman's wife aid
cousin, Charles H. Cummings, were
at his bedside when death caw-.
Congressman Cmmings came to
B;ltimuore on April 11 to underyo
treatment for kidney trouble. Ftur
days later an operation was per
formpd by Dr. Hugh H. Young and
Mr. Cummings seemed to hi ent
fair way to recovery. A week later,
however, pleurisy developed atd n
April 25th it was announced that
Mr. Cummings was .uffering from
pneumonia in one lung. Last Tues
day it was announced that the mual
ady had extended to both lun,,s,
since which time Mr Coummings h;s
been hovering between life and
ST. LOUIS FAIR rOsTPONED.
Officially Announced that It Will Not Be
Opened Until 1902.
St. Louis, May 1.-The following
statement was given out this evening,
by President David R. Francis, of
the Louisiana Purchase Expositiun
"The stindry bill, which passed
the House several weeks ago, and is
now before the Senate, contains an
appropriation of $1,048,000 to pro
vide for a Government exhibit, a
special Indiau exhibit and the addi
tional cost of the Government build
ing at the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position. It was deemed advisable
to have the date of the fair definitely
fixed in that bill, in the event any
change from 1903 should
be decided upon. For many months
past the fair virtually ba; been post.
poned for one year. A decided maj
ority of the directors prefer 1904
and have for six months or more.
The repeated request of both dow-s
tic and foreign exhibitors for post
ponement, advices from foreign Gov
ernments that they had not sufficient
time in which to make preparation
for a representative exhibit in 1903,
and the fact that the general public
have for months past considered
postponement a foregone conclusion,
were some of the reasons that moved
the executive committee to authorize
me to inform the national cornmis
sion that any action of Congress
changing the time of the Exposition
from 1903 to 1904 would be accept
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.
Women who are yet to e%perienlce the trial
of motherhood should post themselves and
reason with modern inteliigenlce. Theories
based upon the conditions that surrounded
our grandmothers or of the lower animal
ingdom, shouid not be advanced-is pure
inora"ce. Fashion and .civilizat:on has
San ged ,tour mode of living, dress and
thought. 'The modern mother need not suf
er, ve she surely wili if nature is left alone
to mould the fetus and give successful issue
of the living child. Mother's Friend is a
softening and relaxing liniment, for exter
nal u-se shortly after a woman finds her
self pregnant, or as soon as fuliness and
discomfort with morning.sickness is evident.
t relieves the excruciating pain occasioned
by the strain
oi the tendions
of the abdo
m in al mus
cles. A bottlex
So s ts $1.00,
an d is siold by '
Our book " Motherhood " is mailed free.
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You can also keep your
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healthy by using Our Own
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Prescriptions Carefully Filled at
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and a sure way to treat a c
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and insure healthy throat
take half a glassfull of wa
it a teaspoonful of
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Then bathe the outside of the throat thoro
,ient and after doing this pour some on a s(
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IT MAY BE sore or ulcer. Treat
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The QuestioQ of Dress i,
With tbe advent < f ili -w -on iho orin-ipal
pr:viding, its v'ariation and its bt i r a
1ie app-al to all (crenI dr' serr,. fa-c onab'e an<
aUr upon --ie Unes: we ar e e'ver cau1It >US as
wa ;a t ,. of ''xag2' i.i*h o. bhcau-e wapar'' prt
eg nuans not m'r--ly tha dilswslton of .
urt a pprob)ation, whlich *e conrsider a preci ous y
rainable bv constant merit Tlhrtugnl every p'
l is carried out.
U) UHING is now being made by a ]
reat!. mlany so-calt'd( muf~act or-Wilb
s. We endeavor to, hmy from a few \ilb
w are up-to-date 'Tai:ors ED' tantly in Regu
mdP in every way, h-'st worki Wesi sel
at money can bUy. Striet at~ntionThsa
id to material and liningrs used Tb h'e
t of our garments is unexceflld and beautifu
ices are correct. See our
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A great hot weat.her WVh; a line we do ca
mterial We have a all of the most sty]
eat variety, all prices. cu.mk adfn
e want to please you. All, mke caid ini
>me and see before you Al~e are nS
et too warm and select ~rn hT~A
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THE GREAT HIG
OF TRADE A)ID T
Uimiting the Principal
Centers antd Health as
Resorts of the South wi
NOR TH, E AST a
- High-Class Vestibule Trains, Thi
between New York and New O
Cincinnati and Florida Points
New York and Florida, either 'via I
and 5avannanh, or via Richsn
ifuperior DiningmCar Service on all
Eucellent Service and Low Rate
eant South Carolina Inter-sta1
Winter Tourist Tickets to all Rei
P.r detadled duformation, luterature, I
apply se neareat teketagnt, or addre.
5. K. HARD WICK, W.
Generea Passenger Agent.
Wakington, . o.
3. W. HUNT. 3.
ag. Paeeenger Agent,
Charle.ton, g. &.
PUSMIASY iS, Oi.
ase of Sore
action is to
ter put into
ughly with the lini
f) cloth and wrap
bled with a running
UpOL a S,pe.d e:ur'
thought of the wo)rld is dress.
- o- trne ne w spring nercban
i d iscri minrating people. We
a* statements-nlever permit
d of our reputation Store
nernaud4iie: with us it means
ossesion and only get,able and
rtion ofthis st.ore this princi
.rn. We carry the line made
ais, Slims and Stouts. ThenA
you our Nobby Fecy Suits.
re distinct .tyles made from
selected exclusive patterns.
ow price on these goods.
*This line is wit.out ex
r ception one of the most
ih varied and largest ever
s. shown. All the new pat
ck terns as they are offered
- ; we get them. Fancies,
. Wbites and Novelties.
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the Shoe Stdek of the City.
WE STUDY TO PLEASE.
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sorts now .n sale at
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