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Dalsell. Dec. 10.?We are having
sold weather enough to sstlsfy us
now and ws are having It for the
Christmas passed off very quietly
although thsre wss quite a lot
of boose shipped In here. *We have
geea very little drunkenness, only
ene or two who seemed to be under
Turkeys, sausage, and backbones
lee been plentiful end your humble
eorreepondsnt has enjoyed his full
?tare for which hs Is thsnkful.
Wsll we are to have some changes
m sur neighborhood. Mr. J. M.
Woodier has sold his plantation and
erfll leave our nslghborhooJ for good.
Ws hats to give Mr. Woodlsy and
family up. Mr. Woodley was s
good farmer and we need more like
him. Also Mr. Alex. Burrows Is go?
ing to move to Richtend county. Mr.
Burro sie Is a young min. but Is also
a good farmer and those are the
kind that help a community, and
we hate to give them up. We like
mtn who amount to etxiethlng. We
see some who are no good, either to
themselves or any one else, and one
of that kind Is not missed much, but
we always hate to see good men die
or leave a community.
We were very eorry to hear of Mr.
Parker getting shot Mr. Parker Is
a young man of excellent qualities
and ws hope htm a speedy recovery.
Prof. A. C. Carson of South Car?
olina University Is spending the hol?
idays st home with his mother, Mrs.
XL J. Carson.
Miss Clara Martin is spending her
Boljdays at home with her parents,
accompanied by her friend, Miss Joes
Bentley of Kel*on. S. C.
The building committee for the
Dalsell Methodist church has placed
their order for the pews for the
church with the Southern Seating
and Cabinet Co., of Jackson, Tenn.
and soon hope to have them In place.
I wish you. Mr. Edl'.or, and all of
jour readers, a very happy and a'
most properous new yoar.
Brogdon, Jan. 8.?The holiday
>n has come snd gone. For the
past week the usual social gatherings
and dh.ners have been the order of
The college girls and young men
are now realising that the days of
festlvitlee are st a close and that
they are soon to return to their re
Among the visitors In our midst
for Xmas holidays were Messrs. Gary
and Taylor Stukes of Manning, Miss
Mabel Proctor of Charleston and Mr
Bugene Brogdon. of Denver, Col.
Mr. J. I. Brogdon has gone on a
elstt to relatives ?n Waycross. Qa
aad Montgomery, Ala.
Miss Mamie Blackwill is at home
from Wllllamsburg county where she
has been engaged In teaching.
Mr. Lee Jones is at home from Co
tumble, where he is In business.
Miss Louise Jones, principal of th
Graham school, spent Xmas at he
home In Newberry and Miss Cope
land Smith, assistant teacher, visit?
ed relatives In Bennettsvllle.
Mise Ethel Blackwell spent the*
holidays at Foreston with relatives.
Miss Hattle Lou Jones Is at home
from Chester county where she has
Mr. Ed. MoQeei much to the re?
gret of his friends. has sold his
home here, and will soon leave for
Oeorgla. Mr MoGec has been one
of our most acopSfOtJl faimers.
Mr. J B. Vfettl has also sold his
place ami win return to Ssjsater to
?tat* ?huric. Jan 3 Mr. RsbSfl
Barnwell. formerly of Itont ?n. Mans.,
but now ,f (;?. . i!\HI.s. ('.. has been
spending a few oays In the neigh?
borhood with relativ?
Dr. Matt MOOJPO, f/ggl has bOCg
house ah] lelas at the Ortbepaedk
Hospital In Philadelphia during tin
past year, fgpeeti to locate in Char?
leston In tin- near future.
Mr. Harry Bull 1? at bOUSC for the
Miss Sarah Moor?*, who is attend?
ing Winthrop College and Miss Frf i"
cee Moore, a stud* nt of the M- inmln
ger school, are spending a few day*
WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC.
GRAND Jl'RY TO INVESTIGATE
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Jury of Which John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., Is Foreman Will Investigate
White Slave Charges.
New York, Jan. 3.?District Attor
ney Whitman of New York and the
?on of the richest man in the world
took up today, one directly, the
other indircetly, an investigation of
the so-called white slave traffic, a
subject that agitated the recent mu?
nicipal campaign and more latterly
formed a basis of a report to con?
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is fore?
man of the grand Jury sworn in to?
day, charged especially with the
task of Inquiring into the traffic in
w>men, with a view either to a rigid
prosecution or an end to "sensational
slanders against New York." The
district attorney began a similar line
of Inquiry. He assigned a special as?
sistant to examine witnesses and in
a statement tonight he urged that
the public come forward with any
and all evidence that such traffic ex?
ists. He asks that this evidence be
given not only to his office but to the
grand Jury and the courts also.
The district attorney Intimates
that prominent men in the city not
only indorse the Investigation but
stand ready to aid him in more sub?
In his address to the grand jury
directing that the white slave traffic
be thoroughly investigated, Judge
"The main object which I desire
you to keep In mind throughout the
Investigation Is uncovering not alone
of isolated offences, but of an organl"
zatlon, if any such exists for a traf?
fic In the bodies of women. The
laws' machinery is at your command*
The wealth of this opulent city is at
your call. The sympathies and sen?
timent of its law abiding citizenry
re with you.
"Your Inquiry should not be sat?
isfied by any half way answer. If
organized traffic in women exists in
th>s city the law is adequate to end
It and punish the persons engaged.
If such traffic does not exist your in?
quiry should end forever the sensa?
tional slanders against the city of
at "The Oaks", their old home.
Misses Aimee Moore and Bessie
Barnwelll expect to return on Tues?
day to St. Mary's College, Raleigh,
Mrs. Guy Nelson, who has been
visiting relatives in Columbia, has
returned to the neighborhood.
Misses Georgie and Theodosla
Dargan spent a few days In Columbia
during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Barnwell, were
the guests of Rev. and Mrs. W. H.
Barnwell on Xmas day. .
Miss Minnie Norris Is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Lee Coker and Mrs. Ed?
ward Mclntosh in Hartsville.
Mr. Frank P. Burgess has return?
ed to Manning after a short stay
with relatives here.
Mr. Henry Moore, who came for
the Christmas holidays, will re?
sume his studies at the Charleston
Medical College the early part of the
Mr. Hall "Ramsely spent Sunday
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H.
Mr. S. R. Cain, who has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Ramsey,
has returned to Laurens.
The Stateburg high school re?
opens tomorrow, and the teachers
and scholars after a pleasant holi?
day, w'lll return to their duties with
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rodes, who
have been the quests of Dr. and Mrs.
F. M. Dwlght, have returned to their
home in Atlanta.
After the bitter cold of the last
week, the weather we an- now hav?
ing seems to be spring like.
Suimnrrton News Notes.
Summerton, S. C, Jan. 3.?The
year 1909 with Its favors and dis?
favors has gone out, and there re?
mains with us Its memory alone, a
guide-poet to 1910. To be sure, it
witnessed th?- discovery of the North
Pole and untold advance! In the
navigation of the upper atmosphere,
but assuredly more vitally Interest
tail and valuable to the south, South
Carolina, and Clarendon county is
Um lie ootton which she perfected,
what itio has In store for us, we
?!" not know, but wc shall not crit?
icise bet achievements at all harsh?
ly should she neglect the first men?
tioned advances, if only she can re?
tain that glorious ir.e cotton,
Tho carmen <>f this section, with
but few exceptions, mad.- good aver?
age crops, and satisfied With th? for?
tunate high price ol cotton are mak?
ing haste to get In readiness for t ii * *
coming planting season. Farm hands
are being signed up, rent liens exe?
cuted, and all available farming
lands win soon be under cultivation.
Borne of the principal plantations In
this locality are Changing hands at
FLORENCE AT WORK.
PUBLIC SPOUTED CITIZENS
GATHER AT FLORENCE
Believed That Line From Florence
to Georgetown, via Alcolu, Will be
Built in Near Future.
Florence, S. C, January 3.?The
meeting of the parties inter?
ested in the building of the
Alcolu, Florence & Georgetown
railroad was held In the Florence
court house today. While there was
not a large crowd 1?. attendance
those who were present were en?
thusiastic and seemed determined to
exhaust every effort in carrying
through the proposed road. There
is already a line extending from Al?
colu to within about ten miles of
Florence, owned by D. W. Alderman
& Sons, and it is a continuation of
this line into Florence and down to
deep water at Georgetown that is
being sought. It is estimated that
the building of the road will cost
about $6,000 per mile and the Messrs.
Alderman have agreed to fur?
nish rolling stock and other equip?
ment and to lease the road for 20
years, guaranteeing Interest on
bonds and taxes. The legislature will
be petitioned to authorize the town?
ships through which the line will
pass to take steps for the Issuing of
the necessary bonds. The representa?
tives from Georgetown, Williams
burg and Florence counties, who are
taking an active part in the matter,
seem to feel assured that the Alcolu
Florence A Georgetown railroad will
be built in the near future.
EXCLUDE CATTLE FROM SOUTH.
Owing to Prevalence of Texas Fever.
Governor Deneen Declares Quar?
antine Against 14 States.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 3.?Owing to
the prevalence or Texas fever among
Southern cattle, a proclamation was
issued by Governor Deneen against
importation into Illinois of cattle
from California, Oklahoma, Texas,
Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Ten?
nessee, Alabama, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
and Florida, between February 1 and
November 1, 1910, unless the cattle
are accompanied by certificates from
the inspector of the United States
bureau of animal Industry that they
are free from fever.
the New Year's entrance, resulting
In the loss of one or two families
who have been residents In this com?
munity for many years. Mr. A.
Plumer Burgess, whose family has
long been identified with Clarendon
county will move with his family to
Fort Motte, S. C, Mr. Burgess hav?
ing accepted a position with his
brother-in-law, Mr. Peterkin. Mr.
J. D. Rutledge, who has for severaV
years occupied the Wilson, planta?
tion will remove to his own farm a
few miles from town, and it is
thought that Mr. W. B. Wilson will
take charge of his father's Interests
In this section.
The Summerton Furniture Co. in
order to accommodate Its very much
enlarged stock has rented the ad?
joining brick store, recently vacated
by the Eadon Bros. Co. These new
quarters will be partially converted
into an Undertaking Parlor.
During the Christmas and New
Year holiday season, ^several hunt?
ing parties have gone forth into the
swamps around the Santee to try
their luck with the ducks. One par?
ty, composed largely of Summerto
nians spent all of last week in the
heart of the swamp, but as yet we
have not learned with what success
they met. A party of Richmond
sportsmen are now stopping with Mr.
D. M. Rodgers on his plantation
some eight miles from town. This
seems to be an unusually good game
year, and the sport need not be con?
fined to any one variety.
On Monday evening, Dec. 27th,
Misses Lucy and Maria Mood omcr
talned quite a number of friend* at
their home on Church Street. The
parlor was tastefully decorated with
holly and evergreens, under which
the Jolly crowd of young people
passed a few happy but lleettng
hours, Many miscellaneous games
weir enjoyed) broken first by a lovely
display of fireworks, and then by d -
lightful refreshments. Those pres?
ent were: Misses Annie Rutledge,
Mildred James, and EStta Scarbor?
ough, Messrs, Harry Davis, Allston
James, Ceth Mason, Lawrence Chew
nlng. Doc Colclough and Fred
Misses Ada Tennant and Louise
Scarborough returned yesterday to
Lynchburg S, to resume their
duties in the Graded School.
Mr. L B. .Martin of Marlon, B. C?
Visit? d frlendl In tow n last W eek
a i.-s Kate Canty spent the holi?
days at home.
Mm S. I?. Cantey and family, of
Batesburg, are visiting relatives In
this c immunity.
Miss Berths Davis is spending a
i*< w weeks with her sister, Mrs.
Sprott, of Manning,
Played a Star Role In the History
of Some Nations.
COST ONE K!N3 HIS LIFE.
The Herring Fisherits Proved en Im?
portant Factor In the Overthrow and j
Ultimate Execution by the Headsmsn
of Charles I. of England.
A tale as stirring as auy Action could
be based on the part played by the sea j
herring in tbe history of some of the
principal countries, writes Hugh M.
Smith in the National Geographic Mag?
azine. Its spawning and feedlug
grounds have determined the location
of cities, and in several instances tbe
actual destiny of nations and the fate
of mouarchs appear to have been In?
volved in the herring fishery. Even
today the herring Is a factor In em?
Countries in which the quest of the
herring is an important Industry are
the United States, tbe Canadian prov?
inces of New Brunswick. Nova Scotia,
Quebec and British Columbia? New?
foundland, England, Scotland, Wales
and Ireland. Norway, Sweden and
Denmark, Russia. Germany, Holland,
Belgium, France. Japan and Siberia.
The prosecution of tbe herring fish?
ery and trade has been considered not
beneath tbe dignity of nobility and
royalty. Fitz-Greene Halleck tells us
Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt.
The Duke of Norfolk deals in malt.
The Douglas in red herrings.
In 1077 the Duke of York and other
personages of rank formed a corpora?
tion called 'the Company of the Royal
Fishery of England" for tbe purpose
of carrying ou tbe herring fishery in
tbe North sea. They built a fleet of
Dutch "busses" and manned them
with Dutch fishermen and then were
bankrupted by the capture of their
vessels during a war with France. In
1720 some 2.000 of "the principal gen?
tlemen of Scotland" formed a com?
pany for herring fishing, but were
quickly disrupted, leaving a mournful
lot of stockholders.
In 1780 tbe Prince of Wales became
president, or governor, of a herring
fishery, with a capital of $2.500,000,
whose members "were among tbe first
men in tbe kingdom." one of tbe pro?
moters being General .lames Ogle
thorpe. founder of the state of Geor?
gia. Stock was taken with eagerness,
vessels were built quickly, and efforts
were made to learn tbe secrets of the
Dutch methods of curing herring, but
tbe company soon suspended, and its
failure cast on tbe English herring
fishery an odium that continued for a
It is a matter of great historical in?
terest that tue herring fisheries should
have been n prime and perhaps the
most important factor in tbe over?
throw of Charles 1.. whose attitude
toward tbe development of borne and
colonial fisheries was most unreason*
able and unfortunate. At a time when
tbe Dutch herring fishery had attained
such magnitude and importance that
It was regarded as tbe "right arm of
Holland" and when the sturdy Dutch
fishermen were pursuing their lucra?
tive calling under the encouragement
of their government the English peo?
ple were chafing under the grievous
restrictions imposed by royal approval
on all who desired to engage in fishing
anywhere off the American coast be?
tween the fortieth and forty-eighth de?
grees of north latitude.
This effort on the part of tbe crown
to interfere with the cherished privi?
lege of "free fishing'' bad begun under
James and was bequeathed to Charles
and was perhaps the first in the series
Of farreuching differences that sprung
up relative to the prerogative of the
crown as against the rights of the sub?
At the same time there was another
restriction placed on the fishermen at
home. When James ascended the
throne of England his navy consisted
of but thirteen vessels, and Charles
succeeded to a war fleet but little
stronger and utterly inadequate to
cope with the navy of the Dutch or
After Charles had been successfully
opposed by the commons in his plan to
have no fishing conducted on the
American shores except by permission
of the company of "noblemen, knights
and gentlemen" known as the council
of Plymouth he levied "ship money
on the fishing and mercantile vessels
at home in order to build up bis navy
with the distinct object of breaking
up the Dutch herrlug fishery on the
shores of England and driving the
Dutch from "the four narrow seas"
over which England claimed jurisdic?
At the expense of tbe fisheries and
navigation Charles finally fitted out
tbe largest war fleet England had ever
had and succeeded in his purpose, so
far as the Dutch were concerned, but
the levying of "ship money" stirred
up civil war at home, and Charles paid
the extreme penalty.
"What are the dining hours at your
"From 5 to S for all except tbe com?
"Why tho exception?"
"Because rule 5 says. 'The commit*
tee is At liberty at any time to till any
vacancy in their body.'" ? Boston
' The Young One?Do your teeth ever
1 give you trouble?
The Old Ode?Oh, yes. I mislay 'em
! sometimes.?Yonkers Statesman.
The passion for glory is the torch
of the mind.? Spanish.
A Mystery That the Mind of Man
Is Unable to Penetrate.
THE CAVERN OF MORPHEUS. I
It Is Pitch Black as Far ss Human
Understanding Goes, For We Know
No More About It Than We Do About
its Twin Mystery, Death.
When all is writteu, how little we
know of sleep! It is a closing of the
eyes, a disappearance, a wondering re- j
turn. In uneasy slumber, in dreamless
dead rest. In horrid nightmare or in
ecstasies of somnolent fancies the eyes
are blinded, the body is abandoned,
while the Inner essence is we know not
where. We have no other knowledge
of sleep than we have of death. In de?
lirium or coma or trance, no less than
in normal sleep and in dissolution, the
soul is gone. In these it returns, in
that it does not come again, or so we
Yet when I reflect on my death I for?
get that I have encountered it many
times already and find myself none
the worse. I forget that I sleep. The
fly has no shorter existence than
man's. We bustle about for a few
years with ludicrous importance, as
bottleflies buzz at the window panes.
They, too, may Imagine themselves of
infinite moment In this universe we
share with them. But this is to take
no account of the prognostics of sleep.
There Is something hidden, something
secret, some unfathomed mystery
whose presence we feel, but cannot
verify; some permeatlve thought In?
sistently moving In our hearts, some
phosphorescence that glows we know
not whence through our shadowy at?
Neither sleep Itself nor half Its prom?
ises nor mysteries have been plumbed.
It is the mother of superstitions and
of miracles. In dreams we may search
the surface powers of the freed soul.
Visions in the night are not all hallu?
cinations; voices In the night are not
all mocking. There is a prophet dwells
within the mind?not of the mind, but
deeper throned in obscurity.
The brain cannot know of this holy
presence nor of its life in sleep. The
brain Is mortal and untrustworthy, a
phonograph and a camera for audible
and palpable existence. Strike it a
blow in childhood so that it ceases Its ]
labors and awake it by surgery after j
forty years and it will repeat the in- j
fantlle action or word it last recorded |
and will take up its task on the in- i
stant. making no f-ecount of the Inter- (
mediate years. They are nonexistent
to it. Yet to that hidden memory those
diseased years are lot blank. It knows,
it has recorded, though the brain has
slept. And In hypnotic or psychic
trance, when that wonderful ruler is
released from the prison of the body, it
can speak through the atom blent ma?
chinery of the flesh and tell of things
man himself could not know because
of his paralyzed brain. This ruler is
not asleep in sleep, nor in delirium is
it delirious, and in death is it dead?
Through all the ages it has been our
sphinx, which we have Interrogated in
vain. It joins not in our laughter nor
our tears. We have fancied It with Im?
mobile, brooding features of utmost
knowledge and wisdom and sorrow. It
has asked us but one question, nor
from the day of Oedipus unto today
have we answered rightly, so that we
die of our Ignorance. It is Osiris liv?
ing in us. It is the unknown God to
whom we erect our altars, the fire in
the tabernacle, the presence behind the
veil. Not in normal wakefulness at
least will It answer our queries, but in
sleep sometimes it will speak. And It
may possibly be that at last, after all
these centuries, we are learning how
to question it and In hypnotic trance
and in the fearful law of suggestion
are discovering somewhat of its mys?
tery and how to employ it for our
worldly good. Yet to its essential se?
cret we are no closer than our fore?
We may define dreams and night?
mare, coma and swoon and trance
with what terms we will, search their
physical reasons and learn to guide
and guard, yet we know no more of
them than of electricity. We may be?
gin to suspect that telepathy and clair?
voyance and occult forces of the soul
are not superstitious fancies, and we
may even empirically classify and
study and direct them. Yet the soul
itself is no nearer our inquisition.
Though we should know of its real?
ity, though our finite minds should
fathom the infinitude, of what benefit
would it be? Would it modif> our be?
liefs or our hopes or our faiths? Would
it dictate one action to our passionate
lives? There would be no change in
human nature and no reforms of the
world. We are the children of our fa?
thers, and our children will tread the
prehistoric paths. Dreams are our life.
Whether we wake or sloop. Wo drowse
througll existence, awaking and dying
and being reborn daily, ever torpescenl
and unamascd, and our thousand slum?
berous deatbi wo call restorative sleep
?sleep that restores our physical be?
ing, building up where we have torn
down, recreating what wo destroy.
Black?pitch black, indeed Is the
cavern of Morpheus. Faith peoples it
With varied legions and builds its
chaos Into myriad forms. Nightly we
enter il and drain the 1 etheau air and
forget, and dally we return with re
JoIcinCS, babbling of dreams that were
nol dreamed, and finally we enter for
the last Hme and drain somewhat
more deeply the essence of ecstasy
and awake no more and no more re?
turn to the. autumn dyed skies of the
dawn. And yet; we. Shall flie?tu> U
Flattery is the food of fools. -
Life of the Happy-go-lucky West
LAZY JOY FOR LITTLE WORK.
Six Months' Labor Enables Them to
Loll In Indolence For a Year and a
Half?Combing the Islands For Men
For the Sugar Plantations.
A happy-go-lucky, stand up and fall
down, genial, inconsequential spirit an?
imates tbe West Indian negroes in
their labors and in their begging.
From tbe sweating toilers on the dock
at Macori8 loading sugar Into tbe
steamers, with their warning cry.
MBee-low r to the men In tbe bold, to
tbe grinning boys hauling their fishing
boats up on tbe beach at Dominica,
tbey live from day to day and take no
thought of the morrow. A West Indian
negro with $50 will live for a year and
never do a stroke of work.
And why not? His living costs him
only 9 cents a day. He has bis little
cabin for tbe occupancy. A mango
tree grows In bis yard, and be can
pick plantains by tbe road at will. If
be Is too lazy to bake U cents will buy
bread for tbe family for tbe day. and
a few cents more will buy a dosen
small fish and one large one. A single
garment does for tbe women, and $5
will clothe tbe mao for n year, while
tbe pickaninnies run as God made
Tbe West lndiee sre tbe paradise of
the happy loafer. Every year tbe is
Isnds sre combed from end to end for
hands to work tbe great sugar planta?
tions In Santo Domingo, and at that
tbe negroes must often be practically
kidnaped to get them on tbe boats.
In November of each year tbe sugar
boats, little sloops and schooners thst
spend tbe remainder of tbe year trad?
ing among tbe Islands get Into the
Santo Domingo negro trade. Their
captains and supercargoes, when tbey
bare them, and tbe owners go up and
down the islands telling tbe negroes
that on a certain day tbe resse' will
sail for Santo Domingo and take all
who want to go to work on tbe sugar
Take tbe little Island of St. Martin's
for Illustration. For a week the island
is combed, and on the appointed day a
dozen sloops and schooners are crowd?
ed Into Marlgot bay. The night before
the negroes have begun to stream Into
the little town that sleeps through the
year, wafting for this one day to bring
it to life. Boards are laid across boxes,
and mm and whisky are set out to
arouse the negroes to the pitch that
will carry them out to the vessels
bound for tbe plantations.
Alt day the men stream Into tbe
town, traveling barefooted along tbe
sandy roads, swept in by the sailors,
singing their song of ricbes to be bad
for the asking. Ahead of the men walk
their women, toting heavy boxes on
tbelr beads, while tbe men are dressed
In their best, with a cocky straw hat
perched on one ear. swinging a dandy
cane and carrying tbelr shoes in their
hands. At tbe outskirts of tbe town
tbey put on their shoes and swing
gayly up to the open air bars on the
The women lug tbe big boxes down
to the beach and wall at being left
alone until tbey. too. become filled
with tbe excitement of the scene and
urge their men folks on. Tbe men
bang back and laugh and drink and
deny that tbey are going.
"Is you goin'. Big Tewm?"
?*Naw. Ah aln' goin*. Ah Jus' come
"Yas. Jtf is goin'. Big Tawro. Git in
"Come on heah, boy. Ya. ha!"
And all the time tbe rowboats. load?
ed to tbe gunwales, are plying back
and forth between the shore and tbe
sloops. By sundown tbe beach is swept
clean and six little sloops and a schoon?
er make sail and drift out of the har?
bor on a dying breeze, loaded down
with a thousand black men and wo?
men, wbo will wake in tbe morning
with a raging thirst. Then woe be to
tbe captain who has not filled bis wa?
ter casks, for there Is sure to be at
least one body to be given to tbe sharks
after tbe fight aromd the butts!
When the vessels drop anchor off
Macoris the plantation foremen come
off and look over the cargoes and pay
tbe shipmasters $2.50 each for passage
money for tbe negroes. Then the
blacks are herded ashore and are cred?
ited with 30 cents a day for a month
for working from sunrise to sunset In
tbe cane fields. By that time the $2.50
passage money is paid back. Then
tbey receive their 30 cents a day in
cash for tbe next six months until
tbe cuttiug and grinding season is
over, when the sloops show up again
and take them to their homes for $2.50
each, paid In advance.
The foremen collect from the planta?
tion owners 03 cents a day each for
pay for the black hands, but with their
share of the money tbe negroes can
live for a year and a half before they
have to think of doiug another day's
work. And tbey do it. Year after
year the trade is plied, and the Islands
are combed for men for the planta?
tions, and year after year the negroes
return home to eighteen months ot laty
joy.?New York Tribune.
Teacher was telling her class Uli
stories in natural history, and she ass.
ed If any one could tell her what a
groundhog was. Up wont i little hand.
"Well. Carl, you may tell us what n
"Please, ma'am, it's sau*age."?Ev?
1 dare no more fret than 1 dare
curse and swear?John Wesley.