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LOUDER than anything else. We could
say in this "ad." all the arguments in the
world would not induce you to buy from us
if the figures we quote on our Goods were
not right. We can save you money on your
purchase. We have done it before, and in
tend to do it all the time, no matter what
others say or do. All we want is a chance
to prove to you what we have just said.
Just now we are making close prices on
Ii you need a Suit just come and be con
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50 STRAW HAT at
li. II.
ON AUGUST 15th we will say farewell to Brick Range. We commence to day to
slaughter our entire Stock of Gooda preparatory to movincr. We do not want to
carry any old Gooda to our New Store. WE MEAN WHAT WE SAY. Read the
following prices and see if it don't sound that way :
Good Family Flour reduced from.$3 00 to S2 50 per Barrel.
Spring Wheat Flour reduced from. 3 50 to $3 00 per Ban el.
Winter Wheat Patent Flour reduced from.$4 40 to 3 90 per Barrel.
One lot Whole Stock Brogans reduced from.81 00 to 75a.
> One lot High Cut Harvard Ties reduced from. I 25 to ?l 00.
Every pair of Shoes in our house have been cut 25o. per pair.
Our entire Stock of Dry GoodB, consisting of many beautiful weaves in Cr pons,
Jaoonas, Plisses, Moires, Duck, Satteens, Gismandu Silk, French Gingham0, Muslins,
Percales, White Goods and Prints of every description, will be sold at a greatly re
duced price,
We wa' j to break our record this month before we leave Brick Range. Come and
help us. Yours always truly,
P. S.-Remember, two Spools good Machine Thread for 5c
For the best results use the only reliable
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They are the best manufactured.
We have a full line of
Including Spokes,
Rims, Hubs,
Shafts, Axles,
Wheels-already tired.
Loaded Shells,
And last, but not least, we want to call the
attention of GINNERS to our line of....
Rubber and Leather Belting,
Engine Fittings, and all necessary
Repair Valves and Bolts.
JB6T Come to see us. We will treat you right, and guarantee satisfac
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General Harware, - Anderson, S. C.
> J J-/*'' THERE is a great danger menaces
* the public. It lurks out of sight in the
\ J form ot weak and impure Drugs. If
V ^ V-^ y u have a prescription to compound,
y . the formula is made up with the suppo
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YES, I can give it to you, if you will give me a call, see my Goods and
get my prices. My Stock consists of
Fancy and Family Groceries,
Canned Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars,
In fact, almost everything in the Grocery line.
I am not afraid of competition, hut I want you to give me a call, and if
my Goods and prices don't suit you, you need not purchase.
But be sure that what you eat and drink
is bought at the
Popular Grocery !
Nothing but First Class Goods are sold There.
AVE you tried our SEAL BRAND or MORNING JOY COFFEES, put up in
one and two pound Cans. If not you are behind the times. Th r e ,Jal is
not found in the city.
The same can be truthfully said hboai KI KG AN HAMS and SWAN'S DOWN
Why do you worry about something nice to eat and drink ? Simply because you
havant been to see u .
With OUR STOPK OF GROCERIES be'ore you It will take but a moment to
select something for Breakf- sr, Dinner or Supper.
"A word to the wise is sufficient." Yours truly,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers, Anderson, S. C.
^"Remember, we sell the beBt LIME and CEMENT on the market.
But Eighty of the Great Tribe Left in
South Carolina.
In a recent issue of the Neica and
Courier Mr. McDonald Forman, the
ethnologist and collector of Indian
lore, gave an interesting sketch of
"Uncle Billy George, the Catawba."
The picture Mr. Furman gives of
this old Indian and his tribe should
not be effaced from memory until some
thing is done to answer the call he
makes in their behalf.
The remnant of theCatawbas on the
reservation ir: York County are de
scendants of the once powerful and
warlike nation, which a few centuries
ago occupied and controlled a large
portion of the Carolinas.
Long years before these people
named our streams and fished and
fought upon their banks. Their fore
fatheis were prehistoric inhabitants
of South Carolina, and yet so little
interest is taken in them that histo
rians of the State fail to mention that
a vestige of that "mystic race and
brave" still lingers within our bor
ders; and school children are left in
ignorance of this interesting fact.
The exterminating greed of the
white man has almost driven the Ca
tawbas from the land of their fathers.
Many a red man fell at the crack of
the woodman's rifle; the rest fled in
ward as though retreating from some
angry waters, which slowly began to
surround them and threatened to break
over their heads. The surging waves
of civilization drove them back until
they were confined to bounds fifteen
miles square. The survivors of the
onward march of civilization have now
but one square mile! It remains to be
seen whether they will be further
crowded and encroached upon until
they give up in despair and pass out
over the ploughed fields, whose furrows
the white man has nearly run to the
Indian's very door.
All that is left of the race which is
passing away eke out a miserable ex
istence on the banks of the Catawba
River, nine miles southeast of Rock
Hill. The total number of the Ca
tawba Indians given in the statistics
in the report of the bureau of ethnol
ogy in 1895 was one hundred and
twenty; eighty of these were on the
reservation in York County, and the
remainder were scattered throughout
North Carolina. At present there are
still about eighty on the reservation;
of this number considerably less than
one dozen are of pure Iudian blood,
while the remainder are half-breeds
or are more nearly white. They do
not mix blood with the negro, for
whom they entertain the strongest
antipathy, and it is said that a negro
can not be induced to go on their land.
The homes of our South Carolina
Indians are in a way picturesque.
Their settlement consists of rude log
huts widely scattered overa long, high
bluff, which is heavily timbered, and
which commands a sweeping view far
across thc Catawba River. On the
reservation there is excellent bottom
land, but few of the tribe pretend to
cultivate it, and stock of any kind is
seldom seen.
The chief occupation of the tribe,
especially the women (a little too civ
ilized to be termed squaws,) is the
manufacture of all kinds of pottery,
earthenware and pipes. These arti
cles are made in a primitive way,
which, like the taste for making them,
is probably inherited. They make
graceful pitchers, flower jarB and va
rious kinds of toys and toys and orna
ments. Their wares generally have a
soft, yellowish appearance, and es
pecially their flower vases, which are
not too mean to bc toudhed by the
brush of an artist.
Their pipes, after being burnt, are
jet black; they are all shapes and
sizes, and are usually of fantastic de
sign-sometimes in the form of squir
rels, turtles, birds, pots, shoes and
other objects. To give the pipes an
historic interest the clay is brought
from the Waxhaw swamps, where a
Revolutionary battle was fought be
tween Col. Buford, of the American
army, and Tarleton, of the British.
It was in this battle that the British
commander received the name of
"Bloody Tarleton" for allowing the
American prisoners to be butchered
after they had surrendered. In the
course of years these relics will be ap
preciated by collectors, for most of
the full-blooded Indians will soon be
Thc Indians generally carry their
wares to Rock Hill, where they dis
I pose of them for a mere trifle. Should
! anyone at a distance wish to secure
j souvenirs of the Catawbas, and thus
aid them in their impoverished condi
tion, they can doubtless obtain infor
mation from Capt. H. E. Smith, the
Indian agent at Rock Hill, S. C.
The Indians do not seem to recog
nize any tribal head since the death of
their last chief some years ago. The
old men say, with a tone of pathos:
"Our people are getting out of the
old way, and the young people do not
take interest in the old customs." It
is really only the oldest Indians that
j have a genuine Indian air about them.
Some of these have never learned the
English language, and when they are
gone thc musical tongue of the Cataw
bas will be stilled forever, and with
this generation will pass away tradi
tions and conceptions which have
traveled down from tongue to car
through the centuries.
The old Indians will talk of their
boyhood days and tell how their fath
ers went on thc warpath, but when
questioned as to the mounds in thc
surrounding country they arc reti
cent-the reply of Hiawatha might bc
read in their faces:
"On the grave-posts of our fathers
Are no signs, no figures painted;.
Who are in those graves we know not,
Only know they are our fathers."
Uncle Billy George is the oldest In
dian on the reservation. Ile is a
fragment of the old times and is one
of those links which connect us
with the days that are no more.
Here is a sketch of his life in his own
"I was born in York County, on
Cowan's plantation, above Kbenezcr.
I am about 10 years old. My people
would go out from the reservation aud
work a year or two, and that's when I
was born. I came to thc reservation
when only a boy. I remember my
father-he's dead now and was buried
in Union County, North Carolina.
Ile was like the old Indians-talked
Indian better than English. Our peo
ple then talked different from now.
They ought to keep up thc language
which thc Lord gave them. Thc lan
guage they speak here now is changed
a great deal. I was 10 or 12 years old
when my father died. I have hoard
him talk about the Revolutionary war.
Some of his people were in the Revo
lutionary war. Ile was not himself.
My father was 50 or GO when he died.
:iThc fore'/u Indians used to come
herc and fight with the old Indians.
The last fight was near Rock Hill and
we went upon them and killed them
out-that was before I was born. My
father was in it. He said the foreign
Indians slipped in and killed some of
our people and when we saw them we
went upon them and killed them.
""When the Revolutionary war was
over George Washington gave fifteen
square miles of land here. We have
been cheated out of it.
"I was living during the war of 1812
-was only a boy. I heard talk of the
fighting when it was going on.
I was not in the late war. Other In
dians were though; a good many went,
about twenty.
"I have married twice and have five
children in all. We can't have but
one wife, and that ain't right."
Uncle Billy lives with his family in
a little hut near the river; a large oak
and a few fruit trees shade his door
steps; a wild rosebush near the chim
ney perfumes thc air; the tall pine
trees in the forest sigh, and a more
pathetic scene is not to be found in
nature's abode than Uncle Billy sit
ting in his cabin door with his hand
upon the head of a little Indian girl
beside him, the breeze from the river
playing alike with grizzled hair and
raven locks. As the old man turns
his eyes to the forest and speaks of his
generation already gone before, the
stranger, who is listening is more apt
to feel a deeper interest in those he,
too. will soon leave behind.
nele Billy manages to keep the
wolf from the door by selling pipes,
and occasionally an old-fashioned lo
cust bow, with feathered arrows.
With one of these bows his feeble
hand can send an arrow across the Ca
tawba, or if shot vertically upward,
until lost to sight.
The bent form and infirm step of
the old Indian indicate that it r. ill not
be long before he will sit under the
trees near his cabin, as he is wont to
do, and watch the sunset on the Ca
tawba for the last time.
The condition of the Catawba tribe,
both financially and morally, is piti
ful. They have good lands it is true,
but just as well put a boy in an ofiice
well equipped with legal literature,
and tell him to be a lawyer, as to give
an Iudian land and tell him to be a
farmer-both need a guiding hand.
It is said that the Catawbas are
more or less addicted to the morphine
habit, and they often beg for simple
household medicines, which they take
for the sake of the opium they con
tain. It is not an uncommon sight to
see these people, and often the wo
men, on the streets of Rock Hill after
dark starting on foot in a pouring
rain for the reservation 9 miles away.
The tribe has neither schools nor
churches, and it is a shanie that in a
Christian country they never hear the
Gospel. In our ardor for foreign
mis-ions we should not pass by and
neglect the heathen in our midst.
It is time for South Carolina to take
some steps tc batter the condition of
tjiese much wronged and mistreated
people. If anyone is entitled to the
State's bounty they are! At least
give them a school and a chaplain,
and encourage them to become en
The following is an extract from the
annual report of the bureau of eth
nology, (1883-84:)
"By the terms of an Act of Con
gress, approved July 29, 1848, an ap
propriation of $5,000 was made to de
fray the expenses of removing the
Catawba Indians from Carolina to the
country west of the Mississippi River,
provided their assent should be ob
tained, and also conditioned upon suc
cess in securing a home for them
among some congenial tribe in that re
gion without cosv to the Government.
''Their possessions have been cur
tailed to a tract of some fifteen square
miles on the Catawba River, on the
northern border of South Carolina,
and the whites of the surrounding re
gions were generally desirous of see
ing them removed from the State.
"In pursuance, therefore, of the
provision of the Act of 1848, an effort
was made by the authorities of the
United States to find a home for them
west of the Mississippi River. Cor
respondence was opened with the Cher
okee authorities on the subject during
the summer of that year, but the
Cherokees being unwilling to devote
any portion of their domain to the
use and occupation of any other tribe
without being fully compensated
therefor the subject was dropped."
Had the Catawbas been removed it
is likely that they would have profited
by the Government schools and by re
ceiving the attention of the Govern
ment, which, perhaps on account of
their isolation, they do not now re
Let the General Government be ap
pealed to, and let the next Legislature
do something for our Indians. Let a
commission be appointed to look into
their affairs, and let something bc done
promptly in their behalf.
The Catawba Indians should bc
dealt with justly, and their traditions
and customs should be rescued from
oblivion before they arc forever lost.
However grandor however simple they
may be, they are important and they
should bc collected aud preserved.
For this task there is probably no one
in the State better fitted than Mr.
McDonald Furraan, who has long been
making the Catawba tribe a study.
If the Indians are to be civilized,
let it be done at once, else carry them
to the wilds and turn them loose!
Half a century ago William Crafts
prepared a petition to the Legislature
of South Carolina for Peter Horriss, a
Catawba Indian. Let us read it and
"I am one of tho lingering survivors
of an almost extinguished race. Our
graves will soon bc our only habita
tions. I am ono of thc few stalks
which still remain in the field after
the tempest of the Revolution is pass
ed. I fought the British for your
sake. The British have disappeared,
nor have I gaiued any thing by their
defeat. I pursued the deer for sub
sistence; the deer arc disappearing and
I must starve. God ordained mc for
the forest, and my ambition is thc
shade. But the strength of my arm
decay.'?, and my feet fail me in the
chase. The hand which fought for
your liberties is now open for your
relief. In my youth I bled in battle
that you might be independent; let
not my heart in my old age bleed for
the want of your commiseration."
Cition, August 0.1895.
$100 Reward. $100.
1 he mailers of this paper will he pleased to leam
that Ibero la at least one dreaded disease that sel
German Farmers to be Located Near Ab
beville, S. C.
Atlanta Journal.
Mr. Julius Hartman, the man who
laid ofi and established Little Switzer
land and who afterwards made Tyrol
from the rough and rugged hillsides
of Ponce de Leon, will shortly bid
adieu to Atlanta for a season, as he is
preparing to return to his native
country, Germany, for the purpose of
bringing back about a dozen families
to the South, the advance guard of a
little colony of thirty people who have
tired of the old country and are anxi
ous to seek their fortunes in this new
Mr. Hartman's success in this coun
try has been watched with a great
deal of interest by his many friends in
Germany, and for several years they
have been trying to get him to go in
with them in forming a colony. For
a long time Mr. Hartman was unwill
ing to do this, but his friends would
not take no for an answer so he finally
consented and agreed to help them
establish their colony and live with
them, as soon as a suitable body of
land could be secured.
This having been decided upon Mr.
Hartman began prospecting and after
visiting tracts of land that were offer
ed him in Georgia and other Southern
States he decided upon a tract of land
in Abbeville County, S. C., where pre
parations are being made for the col
ony. Mr. Hartman now goes to Ger
many after the first installment of
families. He expects to bring back
with him about a dozen families as a
starter, but they will be followed later
on by many more, and then some
thrifty farmers from different sections
of this country who desire to go in
with them will be allowed to settle in
the colony and to participate in its
In speaking of the colony Mr. Hart
man said :
"The emigration which the West
had for the past twenty-five years has
now turned to the fc'outh. Our mil
lions of acres of good farming land
will soon be settled by Northern and
European farmers. The land is cheap
and when the work is done here there
are far better results than in any other
Bection of the country.
"Many farmers from my native
country wanted to come to the South,
provided I would agree to remain
with them. This I at first I refused
to do, but I finally consented, and the
next question with me was where to
find the right sort of land tor
the cultivation of our chief crop,
sugar beets, as this will be a profita
ble business, with no tax to pay for
he production of sugar as in the case
of Germany. The import of sugar is
enormous, and amounts yearly to over
100,000,000 but this will not last,
and the German farmers are well
aware of it ; consequently it cannot
imrprise us when a large immigration
of farmers, well acquainted with all
the methods of raising a high stand
ard sugar beet, sets into this country,
and when they are guided well it will
be a blessing to them.
"After a search of two years I have
found exactly what I have been look
ing for in Abbeville County, S. C.,
near the line of Georgia and in the
ame latitude with Atlanta, having
he same fine climate and delightful
winters with plenty of sunshine, where
i;he summer days and nights are not
of that sultry nature existing in the
iflorth. The place is known as the
'garden spot' of South Carolina, con
nisting of a plateau of many thousand
acres, with a firstclass soil and the
land nearly level, having just fall
enough to turn off thc surplus water
iinto the Bmall branches running
through the property. It has many
springs of the best fr?' stone and min
eral water. The Seaboard Air Line
Railroad runs through the tract and
will erect a station thereon.
"To start a sugar factory it has been
necessary to get all the land on this
plateau under our control. This has
now been done and a company organ
"We have laid off a town site and
platted small farms around it, in 25,
50 and 100 acre tracts with streets
and roads to the best interests of the
colony. "We have an agent now in
Germany, and I will join him there
and will bring back a number of my
countrymen who I will locate on this
property. These German farmers are
well to do and will Boon make a fine
settlement with a flourishing town in
the centre. Good farmers on good
soil alway make a good town. These
farmers will not only pay cash for tbe
land they buy, but will build up good
homes, and will also take an interest
in the sugar factory. In 1898 we
will be ready to raise sugar beeta and
have a factory built with German
capital to make them into sugar. The
power will be electricity. A large
plant at Calhoun Falls, near by, will
soon be erected.
"There are at present only seven
sugar beet factories in this country
three in California, one in Utah, two
in Nebraska, and a small one in Vir
ginia. There are 403 lar e ones in
(jermany. The pecuniary results here
have been exceedingly profitable,
even in Nebraska, where the season
for good maturing of the beets is
rather short and the price for labor is
double what it is in tho South.
"Splendid food is left after the
sugar is extracted from the beets, to
fatten cattle for the market and the
deep cultivation necessary to the suc
cessful raising of the sugar beet en
riches the laud.
"It will be a benefit to our farmers
and the country generally to keep this
money here, which we send at present
to foreign countries. Having the
right kind of soil, well fitted for deep
cultivation, there is no better place in
this country to raise sugar beets than
the South. With plenty of sunshine,
but without drought, and a long sea
son of delightful weather with the
heavy Southern morning dews, such
as I have never seen in any other
parts of thc country, it brings just
what is needed for the successful rais
ing of the highest standard sugar beet.
A twenty-five acre farm in this colony
with seven aerc3 yearly ia sugar beeta
will give the diligent farmer a good
and prosparous home. W. J. Schafer,
e. German, near Chino, Cal, planted
last year five and a half acres in su
gar beets. His harvest was 140 tons,
or 25 1-2 tons per acre with 14 1-2
per cent sugar. The factory in Chino
paid him 8658 for his crop, or over
$119 per acre. The price of the Cali
fornia land has gradually doubled
and now costs over 8200 per acre.
Our land is just as -"well adapted to
raising sugar beets as theirs. It would
be easy for us to settle all the land in
this colony with farmers from Ger
many, but it would not be to their
best interest, and we prefer to have
some thrifty American farmers, espe
cially Germans, between them, as the
farm work done here is so different
from that in the old country, and be
sides, I want to see these Germans be
come in the shortest time possible good
American citizens."
The colony is to be known, in honor
of its founder, as Colony Harman.
How Bryan Makes a Living.
gust 18.-Ou his return from a fishing
trip t o-night the Ho:a. William J.
Bryan gave out a prepared answer t:o
the allegations made hj Senator John
M. Thurston, that Mr. Bryan was in
the pay of the mine owners. He de
nied the allegations without qualifica
tion, and practically invited the Re
publican national committee to make
the charge officially in order that he
might be given a chauce to show ex
actly what Iiis income had been and
from what source it was derived. Mr.
Bryan's statement is as follows:
"I have already denied this charge
on several occasions, but the reitera
tion of it by Senator Thurston, a diij
tiuguished resident of my own State,
justifies nee in answering it again. I
have never, at any time or under any
circurastaaces, been in the employ cf|
any mine owners, individually or col
lectively, directly or indirectly, nor
have I ever been in the employ or
been paid by any bimetallic organiza
tion. Aside from my editorial salary
of about S150 a month, paid by the
Omaha World-Herald, and a small
amount derived from the legal pro
fession my income since my retire
ment from Congress has been derived
from lectures before Chautauquas, ly
ceums and lecture bureaus, which
have usually paid me a fixed sum,
and from contributions made by the
people in the localities where I have
spoken. In some instances I have re
ceived nothing at all. In most places
I have received more than enough to
cover travelling expenses. In only
two instances, I think, has my com
pensation exceeded one hundred dol
lars, and in these instances it was
about two hundred dollars at one
place and about three hundred dollars
at the other. The first platform upon
which I ran for Congress, in 1890, be
fore I was known politically outside
of my own State, contained a free
coinage plank, and my Republican
opponent that year was an advocate
of free coinage. In the campaign of |
1892 I again ran upon a free silver
platform, and my opponent for the
Senate, Mr. Thurston, while opposing
unlimited coinage at the ratio of 16 to
1, insisted that he favored bimetallism.
I wrote the free coinage plank upon
which I ran in 1390, and the free
coinage planks in the ebraska State
platform in _ 1891, 1894, 1895 and
1896, and tried to secure the adoption
of free coinage planks in the State
platforms of 1892 and 1893. I only
mention this to show that my advoca
cy of free silver is not of recent date.
Having made this answer to Senator
Thurston's letter I shall hereafter take
no notice of individual or newspaper
comments upon this subject. If the
Republican national committee will
say officially that it believes I have
ever been enjployed to deliver speech
es by any mine owner or group of|
mine owners, or by any association
supported by mine owners, I am ready
to make a statement showing in de
tail all money received by me for
The following are said to be aggre
gate amounts of money spent for li
quors and other articles of consump
tion by the people of this country du
ring the past year, as well as Educa
tion and Foreign Missions.
They are compiled from the inter
nal revenue statistics and other sour
The exhibit is startling, and should
awaken all Christian people and good
citizens to unite their influence to re
form aud suppress the terrible drink
curse of the laud:
Foreign Missions.S 6,000,000
Brick. 85,000,000
Potatoes. 110,000,000
Churches. 125,000,000
Public Education... 165,000,000
Silk Goods. 165,000,000
Furniture. 175 000,000
Sugar and Molasses.. 225,000,000
Woolen Goods....... 225,000,000
Boots and Shoes. 335,000,000
Flour. 345,000,000
Printing, Publishing.. 370,000,000
Cotton Goods. 380,000,000
Sawed Lumber. 405,000,000
Tobacco. 515,000,000
Iron and Steel. 560,000,000
Meat. 870,000,000
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- The venerable Judge Allen, of
thc United States Circuit Court, at
Springfield, 111., was hearing a case a
few years ago, in which James C.
Courtney was one of thc attorneys.
The counsel on the opposite side had
asked a question of a witness, and
Courtney had objected. The point
was argued by both sides, and thc
objection was overruled. Thc opposite
lawyer asked thc same question of thc
next witness, and Courtney again
objected and began to argue it over
again. Judge Allen interrupted him
with this observation : "Mr. Courtney,
you remind me of a dog that keeps
barking up thc tree after the coon is
gone." Mr. Courtney thereupon sub
- My little boy. when two years of
age, was taken very ill with bloody
flux. I was advised to use Chamber
lain's Colic, Colera and Diarrhoa
lleiiicdy, and luckily procured part of
a bottle. I carefully read the direc
tions and gave it accordingly. Ile was
very low, but slowly and surely lie
began to improve, gradually recovered,
and is now as stout and as strong as
ever. I feel sure it saved his life. J
never can praise the lteinedy half its
worth. I am sorry every one in the
world does not know how good it is,
as I do.-Mrs. Lina S. Hinton, Gra
hamsvillev Marion Co., Florida. For
sale by Hill Bros.
Texas Prophet Predicts the Millennium
to Occur In 1898.
The prophet, or Seventh Angel of
Melchisadeck, as he proclaims himself
to be, was in Bonham to-day and from
the eastern steps of the Court House
he preached and prophesied, predict
ing dire calamities which will be visi
ted on the world in less than twelve
He said that a short while ago he
v?as nothing but a farmer, ignorant,
uneducated, not even being able to
read. That one day while he and his
father-in-law were ploughing in the
field seven white birds descended and
circled around his head then flew away
to the north ; that he watched them
until they disappeared in the distance.
He called his father-in-law's attention
to them, but at first he could not see
them, but just before they disappeared
he discovered them.
When the birds had disappeared the
spirit of the Lord descended upon
him, and that he immediately knew
that he was the seventh angel and
knew everything contained in the Bi
ble, although he had never read it ;
that he was endowed with the knowl
edge of reading ; that he dropped the
plow handles and went straightway to
preaching to his neighbors, as he was
told to go forth like Noah and to
preach to the world, warning sinners
that the time was near at hand when
the Lord would come, and that the
year 1898 is the time when the world
will cease to be. Then he warned all
sinners that unless they repented and
believed in the Lord Jesus Christ
they would be eternally lost.
He said he was not preaching for
money nor the love of men, but to
save sinners from eternal damnation.
Several men in the audience took him
to task and asked him questions, and
so many were asking questions at the
same time that the crowd made them
let him alone. He proceeded, prophe
sying and reading copiously from the
Scriptures to prove that his prophe
cies would come to pass, and that the
Holy Writ would bear witness to their
Finally the prophet closed and said
if any one was vailing to voluntarily
give him a nickel they were at liberty
to do so, and thal, it would be thank
fully received. A good many went
forward and gave the prophet a nickel.
Though all were sceptical, he gave
many of them food for thought, as
they gathered in ? mall groups discuss
ing his prophecies and arguing one
with another that he had told a *reat
many truths and said a great many
good things. All decided, however,
that he was a fake in some respects,
for he had placed the final reckoning
too uncomfortably close. - Dallas
Tillman's "Visit to Watson. j
WASHINGTON, August 18.^-Georgia
and South Carolina Democrats are cu
rious about the conference held yes
terday at Thomasville, Ga., between
Tom Watson and Senator Ben Till
man. It is felt that the conference
was of importance, and that it was not
a friendly visit which the South Car
olina Reformer paid to the talkative
Georgian. Tillman has nothing social
in his nature, and is not in the habit
of going far away from home to make
visits. He always insists on all the
visits being made to him. According
to the Star : "The conference was un
questionably political. Tillman is a
member of the Democratic national
committee, but may not be on good
terms with the ruling spirits. He was
at the notification meeting in New
York, and was called for after Bryan
had finished his speech, but he did
not speak. He met Sewall there, but
whether they had a conference is not
known. In some quarters the question
is asked : Did Tillman take a message
to Watson from anybody in New York ?
It is very unlikely. Tillman would
hardly be made the medium of a mes
sage from anybody at this time. It
is at least certain;, ii is thought, that
he did not take aay message from the
Democratic national committee. The
policy of that committee seems to be
to have nothing to do with Watson
r.nd nothing to say to him. Sewall
could hardly havs asked Tillman to
carry his greetings to the Georgian.
Bryan, it is thought, would not have
sent a greeting, although he could
have conveyed some pleasant word to
the Georgian. The real meaning of
the conference may come out in the
future conduct of Watson."
Among politicians well versed in
the condition of affairs in South Caro
lina and Georgia, it is said that the
conference may have had something to
do with the way the South Carolina
electors will vote :?or Vice President.
As between Sewa.ll and Watson it is
believed that Tillman would side with
Watson, notwithstanding he is a Pop
ulist and Sewall the nominee of the
Democratic party. Tillman and Wat
son are well acquainted with each
other. They have lent each other
advice and assistance in the various re
form battles they have gone through
in South Carolina and Georgia. Till
man can dictate how the electors in
South Carolina shall vote for Vice
President. The electors were nomi
nated previous to the Chicago and St.
Louis Conventions. They are men
who are with Tillman in anything he
docs or may do. They share his ideas
on the general situation. They too.
know Watson and admire him. He
lives just across the river from South
Carolina, and his political exploits
have been followed with interest by
South Carolina Peformers.-Sjxtciai
to NeWS and Courter.
- Diggsby-"I see you are very at
tentive to Miss Purtonby; do you pro
pose to marry her?" Griggsby (frig
idly)-"'When I propose, sir. it will
be to marry her."
- The marriage ceremony practiced
by thc people of Borneo is short and
simple. Bride and groom are brought
before the assembled tribe with great
solemnity, and seated side by side. A
betelnut is then cut in two by the
medicine woman of the tribe, and one
half is given to the bride ann one
half to the groom. They begin to
chew the nut, and then thu old wo
man, after some sort of incantation,
knocks their heads together, and they
arc declared man and wife.
Since 187S there have been niue
epidemics of dysentery in different
parts ol' thc country in which Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy was used with perfect suc
cess. Dysentery, when epidemic, is
almost as severe and dangerous as
Asiatic cholera. Heretofore thc best
efforts of thc most skilled physicians
have failed to check its ravages, this
remedy, however, has cured the most
malignaut cases, both of children and
adults, and under the most trying con
ditions, which provrs it, to be the best
medicine iu thc world for bowel com
plaints. For sale by Hill Bros. '
A Blind Man's Dud.
It is doubtful if any theatre ever
offered such volumes of romantic in
cident as the deck of the old-time
Mississippi steamer. In the old days
before railroads traversed the conti
nent in every direction, and the west
was a wilderness, New Orleans was
the Meoca cf travelers, and the fleet
wave-born palaces of the inland sea
carried thousands of pleasure-seekers
to the south. It was then that life
was it, carousal, and men and women
gave themselves up to the most lavish
enjoyments. Gaming was a custom,
and courage an instinct. Men were
as prone to brawls as thc sparks to
fly upwards. Conspicuous among the
fierce and rollicking habitues of the
steamers was Captain West, a noted
duelist. One day he engaged in a
controversy with a gentleman whom
he met on deck, whom he accused of
staring at him impertinently.
"Why do you look at me so intent
ly ?" demanded the captaio.
"I was not looking at you," calmly
replied the stranger, his eyes mean
while fixed in a stony glare upon thc
duelist's face.
"But you are, sir !''
"I am not."
The captain turned away, but a
short time afterward he felt those
stoney eyes were again upon him and
following all his movements with piti
less ferocity. It became inexpressibly
annoying, and the captain at last de
termined to make an end of it. Step
ping up to the stranger, he inquired,
with suppressed passion :
"Can you fight as well as look ?"
"Perhaps so. I never tried it. Place
me, however, in position, and I will
do my best."
"The singular conduct of the stranger
had by this time attracted universal
attention, and whispered conferences
regarding his remarkable appearance
agitated little groups of persons all
over the boat. In a short time, how
ever, the vessel rounded to at a land
ing for wood, and then the parties to
the impromptu duel went ashore.
The stranger was led off by a Negro
servant, who seemingly picked his
way. Indeed, from the intense
interest he was manifesting in
the encounter, the colored servant was
apparently more deeply interested in
the affair than his master. But the
time allotted for preliminaries was
brief, and the men were speedily put
in position, and pistols placed in their
The word was given, and two ring
ing reports flashed out on the air.
Captain West fell pierced to the heart/
The stranger stood erect, calm and
dignified. His second rushed up to
"Are you hurt, sir?"
"No; how is it with my antago
"Can't you see ? You have killed
"No; I am unable to see."
"You can't see ?"
"No; I am blind."
And he was. The tragedy was a
nine-day's wonder, and all sorts of
rumors were rife as to the identity of
the fatal stranger. But who he was
and whither he went was a mystery
never solved. The circumstance went
to make up an incident in the dark
and bloody memories which made fa
mous the olden time.
The Sign of Lore.
It is almost as pretty as seeing two
birds making love to watch one young
girl when she is first conscious that a
young man's heart is drawn towards
her. She flushes ; she is nervous and
she flits around in a quick sort of a
way exactly as the yellow canary bird
does in its cage when the bird in the
other window trills a particularly
swuet song. It is a good thing, this
old-fashioned love. It keeps every
body young. Even the lookers on find
their hearts growing tender, and some
how every human being, hearing the
love story of someone else, lives again
in the first love that came to her. My
first love was given to a gentleman old
enough to be my grandfather. I nur
sed it in silence and never told him of
thc deep affection that I had for him.
To me he represented everything that
was great, everything that was hand
some, and everything that was intel
lectual. The fact that he was my
own uncle did not interfere in the
least with my love, since it was a
spiritual one, purely. The first love
is always spiritual, and that is the
reason why no wise woman marries her
first love. In marriage, a little
thought must be given to the material.
The bread and butter of the future is
to be considered. It is impossible to
live entirely upon them.
That is the reason why it is well for
a boy to learn the value of money,
since, through it he can care properly
for the woman from whom he wishes
loving words .nd loving kindness.
St. Louis Republic.
Put a Damper On
A man is, for some occult reason,
liable to look a little shamefaced wheu
he gets home ai ter staying out all night
at the political meeting. As one who
had done this came up the path to the
farmhouse, his wife came to the door
to meet him.
"Did ye have- a purty excitin' time?"
she asked.
"Tremendous," he answered.
"I 'sposc ve've got everything set
"No. Ter tell the truth, everything's
jest ez much in doubt ez ever."
"Well, I s'pose it's y er own look
out. But I must say I kinder hate to
see yer wastinx so much good energy."
"flow d'ye mean?"
"Pigs is gottcr be fed, an wood's got
to be chopped, politics er no politics.
I don't want ye to neglect yer country
when they's anything that re'ly calls
fur vcr. But I hope yo will bear in
mind that every time ye wave yer hat
in the air just 'cause ye git a little ex
cited, ye're usin' up muscle thet might
have done good service choppin' wood,
au' that every time ye yell 'hooray,'
'bout nothin' in partie'lar, ye're usin'
up good lung power thet'd come in
mighty handy ter drive the pigs
- Six weeks ago I suffered with a
very severe cold : was almost unable to
speak. My friends all advised me to
consult a physician. Noticing Cham
berlain's Cough Eemedy advertised
in thc St. Paul Yolks Zeitung I pro
cured a bottle, and after taking it a
short while was entirely well. I now
most heartily recommend this remedy
to anyone suffering with a cold. WM.
KEIL. 678 Selby Ave... St. Paul, Minn.
For sale by Hill Bros.
-lil .suri Vi X Ul um ay IIB.
- The very essence of Christianity
lies in a strict observance of the golden
- Suicic.es in Paris average ll a
day in December and 18 a day in
- There's no knowing "where the
bailiwick begins and ends of a gossip
ing woman
- A woman is generally more eco
nomical than a man because her
"waist" is smaller.
- Zoologists say that all known
species of wild animals are gradually
diminishing in size.
- Instead of some one else's name
or recommendation, let your daily
life be your own endorsement.
-A Tennessee man has been arrested
for voting twice. Is twice the very
best that a Tennessee man can do ?
It's a mighty small limit !
- "Philip," said Mr. Gratebar,
"don't get a big head. At the same
time alwayfi hold your head up. Be
modest always, humble never."
- Never be ashamed of plainclothes
while doing plain work. A white
starched shirt front and tooth-pick
shoes are not trademarks of gentility.
- He: "Go home now? Why
you used ito let me stay two hours
longer than this." "I know it, dear.
But that was before we were engaged."
- Guest-What do you mean by/ ;
bringing m6 these bones? I ordered .'
a mutton chop. Waiter-Bat's right,
boss; de mutton's been all chopped
- The Uiver Amazon is the home
of a species of tree climbing fish which
the scientists call c al 1 ich thy s. It is
often found high up in trees three
miles from water.
- Observation is the beginning of
education. That boy is half educated :
who knows how to use his eyes, and
the man is not half educated who does
not know how to use them.
- A curious fact about cigarette,
smoking is that nearly double as many
cigarettes are smoked during July, "
August and September as during any
other three months of the year.
- Caller-"They tell me? Mrs.
Sourly, that your husband is a bull on
the Board of Trade ?" Mrs. Sourly
"Don't know anything abotf that, but
I do know that he's a bear at home."
- "You are now," said the North
Carolina landlord, in solemn tones,
-"over 3,000 feet above the level of the
seal" "Heavens!" cried the guest,
"whatafall! and I can't swim a lick.
- Father-Aha, so you ran away
from Sunday school to go to skating,
and broke through the ice, did you ?
Son-No, I didn't. I fell asleep in
church and got locked in ! "But how
did you get so wet?" "That's from"
the tears I nhed when I waked up."
- Said little Fannie- Chame :
"Mama, this is the place where some
little girls were walking, and one of
them fell dewn and hurt herself, and
they all laughed except me." "And
why didn't you laugh, Fannie?"
"Because I was the little girl that fell
down and hurt herself."
- Miss Kissam-"You seem de
pressed to-night, Mr. Dexter." Mr.
Dexter-"Yes; I am. I went to a
fortune teller to-day to find out my
fate, and was told that the girl I love
would not marry me." Miss Kissam
-"But, Mr. Dexter, no fortune teller
is authorized to speak for me."
- It costs money to hunt on the
Emperor William's African game pre*^ :
serves. Fiist there is.a retaining fee
or license of $250 dollars, with which
the hunter must provide himself be- !
fore he sets foot in tho jungle. ^ Then
if he shoots an elephant the privilege
costs him $50, and each succeeding
one $125 more.
- Alfonso of Spain is not the only -
boy king in the world. There is an
other in India, but his name is uapro
nounceable and too long even to be- !
written. He is callee. Sah Sumshere
Jung for short. He is now 17 years
of age, and already looks wornout with
the weight of his responsibilities. His
kingdom is that of Nepal, and he
rules over some 2,000,000 people.
- A proEainent citizen of Parsons,
Kan., determined to sup with a party
of friends against the will of his wife.
He was resolved that he would. and
she that he should not go. His friends
missed him, and just for fun invaded
his residence, where they found him
and his wife sitting in their chairs .
fast asleep. He had given her an
opiate that he might slip away, and
she had given him one that he might
j not.
- Wife (11.30 p. m.)-What's that
horrid odor? Smells like alcohol.
Husband-Y-e-s, my dear ; we use al
cohol at the lodge for initiations. . Take
some alcohol, light it, put salt in the.
flame and it gives a ghostly yellow
light makes folks look like ghosts, you
know." "But the odor comes from
your breath." "Y-e-s, rn' dear; in
the 37th degree I personate the chief
demon, with flames coming from his
mouth. I take a mouthful of alcohol
and a swallow of salt, and then set
fire to it. But, m' dear, you musn't
tell these things. Secret s'ciety secrets
very sacred, youknow."
- Eat all co*/ food slowly. Diges
tion will not bc J till '-me temperature
of the food has been raised by the
heat of the stomach to 98 'degrees.
Hence the oore heat ;;hat can be im
parted to it by slow mastication, the
better. Th& precipitation of a large
quantity of cold food into the stomach -
hy fast eating may, and sometimes
docs, cause discomfort and indigestion, I
and every occasion of this kind results
in a measurable injury to the digestive
function. Ice water drunk, with cold
food of course increases the mischief.
Hot drinks-hot war:er, weak tea,
coffee, chocolate, etc., will, on the
contrary, help to prevent it. But eat
slowly, anyway.
- Federal detectives have arrested
Henry Wells, an attorney of Girard,^
Kan., and Tom Hobson, also of that
place, charged with complicity in a
gigantic swindling scheme by which
they and their confederates are said
to have realized $60,000. They are
said to have operated in Kansas, Mis
souri and the Indian Territory, pre
tending to bc personal representatives
of President Cleveland, who, they
said, proposed to buy a third term.
This he would do by obtaining mil
lions bf dollars in canceled greenbacks
from the United States treasury, pat
ting from $2,000 to $4,000 in the hands W
of appointed agents. These agents
were to spend the money to buy sup
port as they thought best, but must
themselves put up $250 in cash as a
guarantee of good faith. The two
prisoners wore put in the Federal
prison at Fort Scott. Wells is a son
of Judge T. W. Wells of Pittsburgh

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