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Plainsmen who were S
All Intrian tribes with which I am
acquainted scalp their enemies killed
in battle. Of thc origin of scalp tak
ing hut little is known, and that vague
and indefinite. Nearly < very tribe
has some wild, weird legend to ac
count for the custom, but these tradi
tions vary widely as to thc cause.
That "raising ol' thc hair" of an ene
my is of great antiquity th< rc is no
doubt, for in thc Bible il is related
how the soldiers tore the skin from
the heads of their vanquished foes.
With the North American savage
there appears t.o bc some close alli li -
ation between the depnrtcd and his
hair. I have often asked many a
blood begrimed warrior why he should
care for the dead man's hair, BayB
Capt. Henry Inman in tho KansaB
City Star, and invariably a number of
reasons has been assigned. It is an
evidence to his pooplo that he has
triumphed over his enemy. The
scalps are very prominent factors in
the incantations of the "Medicine
Lodge," a feature of religious rites.
The savage believes there is a won
derfully inherent power in tho scalps
of an enemy; all tho exocllent quali
ties of the victim go with hie hair tho
moment it is wrenched from his head.
If the victim is a renowned warrior,
so muoh greater is tho anxiety to pro
care his scalp for the fortunate pos
sesoot then inherits all the bravery
and prowess of its original owner.
I never knew of but one instant in
all my experience with the Indians,
covering a period of moro than tie
third of a century, where a white
man, taken prisoner in battles, es
caped death. It was a great many
years ago; thc party, a dear friend,
still living, a grand old mountaineer
but the homlicst man on earth, proba
bly. He was red faced, wrinkled and
pock-marked, with a mouth as largo
and full of toeth as a gorilla, and there
was no more hair on his head than
there is on a billiard ball.
Ho was oaptured in a prolonged
fight and taken to the village of thc
tribe where tho principal chief resid
ed. That dignitary gave ono disgust
ed look at tho prisoner and said that
he was "Bad Medicine," if not the
"Evil Spirit" himself, closely related
to it. The chief ordered hie subordi
nate to furnish the prisoner with a
pony, loading him with provisions,
provided him a rifle and told him to
;o baok to his people
*sFor tho reasons stated the Indian of
the great plains and the Rooky moun
tains would rather take one scalp of a
famous soout or army officer who h QB
successfully chastised them-for ex
ample, Custer, Sully, -Miles or Crook
-than a dozen soalpB of ordinary white
There are many inBtanoes on record
where men have been soaiped and yet
survived tbs terrible ordeal, bul in
* every case the soalper supposed his
victim dead, the latter taking good
I . care that his foeman Bhould not be
disabused of the supposed faot.
? - In 1S67 A party of Indians took up
? rail on '?he Union Paoifio railway and
'laid obstructions on the traok. After
dark a /.r eight train ran ituu the trap
and wu wreoked. The engineer and
fireman were, instantly killed. The
eosduflior and * brakemen jumped off
to dud ' themselves beset by a band of
yelling savages. They ran into the
darkness said all escaped except one
who was pursued, shot and fell. The
Indian who had fired dismounted
"rom his posy, and straddling that
unlucky mao's hedy . soaiped him,
stripped him of all olothing but shirt
and shoes and rode sway.
Early in the morning another
freight train was flagged by a hideous
looking objeefc, . which turned out to
be the brakeman who had been shot
through the body and soaiped 1 He
had recovered his senses, and know
ing that the train was due, walked
some distance down the track to save
it from being wreoked. He was taken
on hoard and the train moved up to
the wreok, whioh, after plundering lt,
the Indians left, just Salt wss thrown
over through their devilish sot.
I saw the unfortunate mau Seas
? oaths afterward. He waa perfectly
-covered, hut with a horrible \v>> 'cg
head. He steted that the hull d
though knocking hiss down? hr- ot
made him upobnyoiooV,-and thc <<t
. sawaaavaaimvaeaneaBweftawaaMa^ m
?f# you need flesh and I
I drenjUi as* . ' I
C Scott's Emulsion I
calped and Still Lived.
f cst trial during that awful night was
tlic necessity of shamming tleath, ho
not daring even to groan while the lu
d?an was sawing at his scalp with a
very dull knife.
Thc other instance which has conic
under my :?wu observation is that of
Robert Mc??cc. Jn 18(N McGee, a
slc:;d"r stripling of a lad, came to
Leaven worth, K;m._ necking employ
ment. Thai town was th? Lase of
government supplies for thc fron
tier military posts own an lar away as
Arizona. A freight caravan was at
that time loading fur Kort Union, .V
M. Tho wagons ano whole outfit
were owned Ly a e ntractor named II.
C. Barret, but he would not take the
chances of the long and perilous tri j)
of more than 700 milcH through tho
Indian infested plains unless the gov
ernment leased tho train outright, or
gave him an indemnifying bond and
assurance against loss. Tho bond was
given and Barret proceeded to hire
teamsters, a hard task on account of
the danger attending the journey.
Young McGee was among the number
engaged, and the caravan started July
1, mn.
It took the old Santa Fe trail, strik
ing the Arkansas river at the Great
Bend of that stream, near thc conflu
ence with the Walnut. The Tegion
was very rough and called tho "dark
and bloody ground," for some of the
worst Indian massacres of tho plains
were perpetrated thore. Some insig
nificant skirmishes with the Indians
had taken place, but nothing to cause
any serious alarm and now, as thc
caravan was approaohing the vicinity
of Kort Lamed, its proximity was be
lieved to bc suffioicnt protection from
furthor posaiblo ganger.
On tho afternoon of July 13-it had
been an excessively hot day-the car
avan wont into camp at an carly hour.
The escorting troops stacked arma
about halt a mile distant, but in full
viow of the train. The men should
have kept a good lookout for surprises,
propablc did in a way, but thcro was a
feeling of scourity in the knowledge
that a recalar attack by savages is
rarely mace until the early hours of
the moruiog when sleep is heaviest.
About 4 o'clock, however, a band of
Bruie Sioux, under the lead of Little
Turtle, descended from the sand hills
in all the fury of a tornado, uttering
their wild war whoops, and of all the
small army of men employed by the
caravan young Robert McGee alone
came out alive to tell tho story of tho
massaoroe. Every indvividual was
dead and soalped as he lay or cat at
the m os H table. The mules, of course
went to swell the herd of the savages
but the wagons were destroyed by fire
their canvas covers out up into breach
clouts and the flour with which the
caravan was loaded emptied from its
ssoks on the prairie.
Young McGee was attacked bj?
Little Turtle himself and knocked
to the ground by one blow of his toma
hawk. As he lay there, partially
stunned and bleeding, Little Turtle
fired two arrows into his body, pin
ning him to ?be earth. Then in a
transport of fiendishness, he took
Robert's own pistol and shot him, the
bullet lodging in his baokbone. Not
quite satisfied that he had made a
good Job of it, he stooped over the
prostrate boy's body, and, running his
knife around his head, lifted sixty
four square inohes of his scalp, trim
ming it off just back of the ears.
Believing his viotim to be dead by
this time, the chief abandoned him,
but others of tho band ia passing
haoked him with their knives and
poked holes into him with their long
lances. All the others in the train
were long sinoo dead, killed outright,
and their bodies mutilated.
Af tor the eavagesj had completed
their work they rode, whooping and
yelling away, and troops that had
witnessed the whole affair from heir
vantage ground, came apon the BOOT o
to investigate and h ara whether the
Sioux had boen properly met or not
by thc ill-fated men of the caravan.
The officer ia command was very prop
.fly obsrt-mArtieled and dismissed in
disgrace from tho service, Ha never
gave any satisfactory , reason for hit
outrageous and cowardly conduot.
j??^mg^ *?gop| icojk in t*e
affair tra* to bury the dead. -When
they t?S?fet 6o put young McGee
auder the gyotrad they found a very
distinct fcwonsis, any *$Mfit W&S?
weald have terminated the life cf the
ordinary ?M. -'?pip
Af ter interring the dead the
haaianad to Fort: Laraed, thirty miie*
S^n. ^U WM tV^<>e months b^9?|a
iras able , ic v .oe moved from
During that time he had fair eomroan
of his mental faculties and was suffi
ciently stroog to tell all the incidents
of the attack.
Harret, the owner of the caravan,
who had remained in Leavenworth, on
hearing what had befallen his prop
erty, put in a claim for big damages
from the government and was awarded
a ?um *:hich made him independent
for lifo, but he persistently refused to
do anything for thc sole survivor.
McGee's claims were laid before thc
president, and io October, 1601, Mr.
Lincoln ?cut him a letter and a pass
by special envoy, directing him to
come lo Washington as sijon as he
was able tu travel, and stating thal he
himself would see that McGee's
wrongs were righted.
When McGee had recovered su).i
eicutly to move about, his mind, which
had been remarkably clear up to that
time, began to cloud, ?md he became
possessed of a mania to hunt Sioux to
thc death. I ii uric ot l?a trenzied
spells thc pa-s and letter from Presi
dent i. i ti col n were stolen from hin?,
and neither thu president nor thc ami)
took any further notice of him.
For a dozen years after receiving
his injuries McGee was a wanderer,
and when it was discovered that Little
Turtle was wiped out, it was said that
thc biggest notch on McGee's gun bar
rel commemorated the full measure of
his revenge, along mark for the chief
am. nine shorter ones for the subordi
nate head men who had bitten thc
dust at tho command of the unerring
rifle that never failed to execute its
mission when pointed at a Brule's
After Little Turt' ; had been Bent to
the happy hunting grounds, McGee's
mind began to regain its normal equi
librium until at last he once more be
came perfectly sare.
The Jury Disagreed.
"Some years ago, while I was resid
iog at Visalia," remarked Attorney
William H. Alford, "I was called to
Hanford to defend a petty offender in
a justice's court. Tho defendant had
demanded a jury trial, and we put in
half a day trying to get a jury, only to
And at the end of that timo that we
had one lone juror in the jury box.
"Well, I'm willing to try the case
with one juror," said the attorney for
thc prosecution.
14 'So am I,' I doclarod.
"And wc proceeded with the trial.
The argument was howlingly funny,
for the reason that the attorney for
the prosecution persisted in address
iog the lone juror as "gentlemen of
the jury,' and 1 succeeded in swelling
the jury with a feeling of pride and
satisfaction by some timely comment
on the self-evident honesty, intelli
genoe and integrity of the body. J.
really thought that I had the lone ju
ror won. Then the constable led him
out of the room, where he might de
liberate with himself. In twenty
minutes the jury returned with the
announcement that no agreement could
be reached.
" 'What?' thundered the justice of
the peace. 'You get back there again
and reach a verdict.'
"The jury was out twenty minutes
" 'The jury disagrees,' was the an
no'uncemcct wheo the court asked the
lone juryman if he had arrived at a
verdiot. "You see, it's ?ike thia,' he j
went on to explain. 'When I con
sider the testimony of one side I want
I to find the d?fendant guilty, and when
I consider the testimony of the other
witnesses I want to discharge him. I
can't agree with myself.'
I "And the Jury was discharged."
San FranoiBOO Chronicle.
Everybody Wan Quiet.
Bach in the seventies of the last
century a report reached army'head
quarters that the Indians had swarm
ed dove on a little village in Idaho
and murdered every inhabitant. ?
second lieutenant, who had juBt re
ceiled hit) commission, was dispatched
to the scene to ascertain the authen
ticity of the rumor. A few hours
after his arrival in the village he sen
this dispatch to the commanding offi
cor :
"Everybody is quiet here."
Whereupon the commanding officoi
replied :
"Tour report is unintelligible, We
have, it from responsible source thai
Indians have massacred every jnhabi
The lieutenant answered :
' 'Report iscorrcot. E ve ry bo d y baa
baen massacred. Everybody f a quiet.
- It io enough to make ttse iaafcben
whoever ibo? are? rejoice that they
aro not Christians, vfcen th.oy eon-,
sider the heresy trials, the bitter and
unreasonable quarrels, and fche bigo
try of some Christian peopla ead
ehnrches, '*.
?B Few people overtax intellects in
benair of.ethers. "Mv?m
A Distinction or a Difference.
A congressional committee went to
Portland, Ure., to assist iu the open
ing of tho exposition oi Juno 1 last,
says The Saturday Evening Post.
There was a parade io the morning,
in which all the visiting statesmen
rode in carriages. Tho local commit
tee brought the carriages around to
the Portland Hotel. The scheme waa
to have two local men in each car
After the vice president and his
party had been sent awav a Portland j
notable, who was acting vs major
domo, came into tlic lobby of the ho
tel, where thc statesmen were waiting,
and bawled:
"Two congressman and two gentle
men, please!"
How Kvaus Pharmacy Bell Hyomei,
tlie Guaranteed Cure for Catarrh.
Kvaus Pharmacy have au uuusual
offer to make to our readers, one that
will be of the greatest value to many.
For some years Evans Pharmacy
have been watchiug tho results from
the use of Hyomei, a treatment for
eatarr.'i that cures by breathing medi
cated air, absolutely without any
stomach dosing. The results bavo
been so universally successful that
they feel justified in making a public
offer to treat the worst case of catarrh
in Anderson with the understanding
that if Hyomei does not oure, the
treatment will coBt absolutely noth
The regular Hyomei outfit costs only
one dollar, a ; i consists of a neat
pocket inhaler that can be oarricd in
thc purse or vest-pocket, a medicine
dropper, and a bottle of Hyomei. If
this is not enough for a cure, extra
bottleo of Hyomei oan be obtained for
50 cents.
Evana Pharmacy positively guaran
tee a cure, if Hyomei is used in ac
cordance- with directions, or they will
refund the money.
In Search of a Collar.
Among .the prominent men of New
England there was none, perhaps,
who wore a larger collar than Tom
Reed. One hot day in the summer of
1901 Reed was in Portsmouth, and,
having to wait for a train, decided to
make an impromptu toilette, changing
his collar, etc. So he hied himself
to the nearest haberdasher's and be
gan a general survey of the oollar dis
play in the store.
"Waited on, sir?" queried one of
the clerks.
"Not yet," responded Reed," and
then added, "I would like a oollar."
"What size?" piped the clerk.
"Size twenty," answered Reed.
"Wo don't keep collars so large,
but I think you may be accommodated
three stores above."
Reed went, and found the third
store above. It was a harness shop.
-Ladies' Home Journal.
T.se Judge and the Lawyer.
Itt an alteroation between counsel
and the judge, the judge, after several
attemps ab conciliation, remarked:
"Wol^ T have don? '*U ? can to oro
mote peace, but the reBult reminds
u.c? very much of the fable of the old
man and the ass."
The counsel, with visible irritation
in his countenance, wished to know
whioh of these entitle.! 'applied to
"Neither in particular," was the re
ply; "but, considering oar respective
ages,'you cannot object to my sicing
that I am the old man."
- Next to going to a funeral a wo
man ?oems to get the moat fan oat cf
visiting a hospital.
T- A woman's devotion will stand
mighty hard knocks before it can ba
broken down.
says the doctor to many of hi* 1
know of any medicinal treatment
ovarian troubles, except the curgeo
That such a medicine exists,
wonderful cures performed en di
catea, by .
Bhntly Trade "Which Once FlouzlsbeOl
In New York'? Cuarta.
Tile elder Weller lu "Pickwick" was,
as all admirera of the works of Dick
en? will know, a great believer in the
utility of an alibi us u defense in both
criuiinul and civil actions.
"Never mind the character," said Mr.
Weller to his sou. "Stick to the ulley
bl. Nothing like nu alleybi. Sammy;
nothing. Verever he's agoln' to be
tried, me boy, u alleybl's the thing to
r;ot bim off."
Thia ungo advice of Mr. Weller
found frequent corroboration in the
views of ?liminai lawyers in town up
to a very few years ago. There were
half a c entury ago more criminal law
yers than there are today, and the
emoluments ami fees of criminal law
yers were materially larger in the or
dinary run of oase*. than now. As a
consequence, eases were more often
defended than they are now and pleas
of guilty much more rarer., Then the
alibi witness was a necessary though
usually unwelcome part of the ma
chinery of defense in criminal cases.
There- is In criminal procedure no bet
ter defense (ban an alibi if sustained.
Alibi witnesses were therefore very
much in demand until juries began to
mistrust them and the penalties for the
crime of perjury were visited upon
some of the delinquents.
For n long time the mendacious
and subsidized testimony of profes
sional alibi witnesses obtained credence
from jurors, and some of these wit
nesses, to quote their own language,
"made a good thing out of lt." Juries
in criminal cases ore usually sympa
thetic where no outside pressure is
brought upon them, and it is the part
of tlie charge of every Judge In a crimi
nal case to inform the jury that the
prisoner at the bar ls entitled to every
reasonable doubt. If, therefore, nny
uncertainty existed on the point wheth
er or not the prisoner was actually
present at the time and place of the
alleged crime he was entitled to the
benefit of lt, but little by little the
prosecuting officers became acquainted
with the identity and records of the
professional alibi witnesses. Ono or
two were prosecuted. Others were
scared off. The commercial value- of
the services of the others was decreas
ed, and finally the whole nefarious
business was abandoned, never since
to be revived.
Tho soporific powers of 'warm milk
are well known, but care should be
token that the milk does not quite bolL
A Swedish method of producing sleep
is to wring out a handkerchief in icy
cold water and lay it across tho eyes,
when it ls said to act like magic.
To many constitutions a warm bath
taken immediately before going to bed
is very soothing and produces drowsi
ness, while an apple eaten as the last
thing ls equally effective.
The homely bolled onion ls another
sovereign remed7, or an onion may be
sliced and eaten raw, the disagreeable
taste being removed by taking a little
sugar or a pinch of tea afterward.
A Hindoo practice to induce sleep is
to take deep inhalations, expelling the*
air alternately through each nostril,
keeping the other closed with the fin
ger. This has a wonderfully quieting
Coins to Congress,
A poor man bad better keep out of
congress. Campaign expenses are
heavy and they come every two years.
No man can go to congress without
neglecting his ?aw practice or his' busi
ness. If he is a poor man he will
probably lose his clients or ni? custom
ers; a small business or practice will
not support partners or managers.
After a few years In congress nine
men out of ten are beaten for renomi
nation, and then, if they have not a
fortune or an established business to
fall back on, they will try to get some
small salaried" place under the govern
ment and may not be successful.
Chemical Changes,
By taking some lime water and blow
ing one's breath into it a fine white
powder will be formed bi the water.
By adding some common sait to a
solution of nitrate of silver a thick
white powder la produced which, If.
placed in the sunlight, will turn brown.
Pour the juice of a red cabbage into
a test tube or thin glass bottle, drop
In .very gradually a solution pf wash
ing soda, shaking the bottle every time
you put the washing soda In, and you
will see the red solution gradually
turning blue. Go on adding the soda
.solution, and tho blue,color will give
way to green. ? ,. v . V ...
-- Forgive your > neraies, of conree
-but don't forget them.
She Got Him.
The four-year-old daughter of a
clergyman was ailing one night and
was put tc bed early. As her mother
was about to leave her, ehe called her
"Mamma," she said, "I want to
see my papa."
.*No, dear," her mother replied,
"your papa is busy and must not be
"But, mamma," tho child persisted,
"I want to see my papa."
As before, tho mother replied:
*'No, your papa must not be disturb
But the little one came back with a
"Mamma," she declared solemnly,
"I am a sick woman, and I want to
see my minister."-ISverybody's.
Wait for 1
Good Advice from Evans Pharmacy
as to How to C'.eue an Appetite.
Any physician ?fill tell you that it
is unwise to eat unless one ie really
hungry. It is far better to miss a
meal than to eat without appetite.
But do not take a tonic, stimulant,
or appetizer to make you hungry.
EvanB Pharmacy aay that the best way
to or?ate an appetite ia to restore tho
digestion to health by tho uee' of
Mi-o-na stomach tableta, a tollable
remedy that they haye with the
boot of satisfaction. -3 ?.?
When Mi-o-na ia. used, the irrita
tion and inflammation of tho stomach
coating will be soothed-, the gastrio
follioiea will be strengthened BO that
they will pour out the natural digea*
tive fluida with regularity/ and the
food you eat will he per feo cly digested
without distress.
A large box of Mi-o-na stomach tab
lets is sold for 50 centB by Evans
Pharmacy, and it ie BO successful and
reliable in curing indigestion and other
stomach troubles, with the exception
of cancer of the stomach, that Evana
Pharmacy sell it under a guarantee
that the money will bo refunded un
less it does all that ia claimed for it.
- The men who eeo the little
things and do them are the men who
accomplish great results.
Winthrop College
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
stuaents will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 6th. at
9 a. m. Applicants must not be less
than fifteen years of age. When Bchol
arobina are vacated after July Gib.,
they will be awarded to those making
the highest average at this examina
nation, provided they meet the con
dillons governing the award. Appli
cants for scholarships should write io
President Johnson before the exami
nation for scholaiship application
blanks. Scholarships aro worth 8100*
and ir co tuition. The next session
will open September 19th, 1906. For
further information and catalogue,
address Pres D. B. Johnson, Kock
Hill. S. C._
County of Anderson.
Juu. N. EiCCi?j, r??'nt'ST, against ?'lijr.U Psytcn,,
Peter Payton, Jon Payton", Georgia Payton and
Waddy Payton, Defendants.-Summon* for I;e
lief-Cvtopialut Served.
To the D?fendante. Elijah Payton, Peter Payton,
Joe layton, Georgia Payton and Waddy Payton;
"VTOTJ are hereby summoned and required toan?*
JB. swer the Complaint In this action, of which
a copy bi herewith ser Ted upon you, and to serve a
copy of your answer to said Complaint on the
subscribers at their omeo, at Anderson, S. C., with'
in twenty days after tho service Jiereof, exclusive
cf the day of such service ; and if yua Coil to an
swer the Complaint within tho timo aforesaid, thc*
Plaintiff tn thJc action will apply to'tho Court for
the relief demanded In the Complaint.
PlatnUfTs Attorneys.
Anderson, 8. C May 25,10?6.
-!-i- .
Anderson, 8. C., May 25,190?.
To Jo? Payton, Georgia Payton and Waddy Pay
ton, absent Defendants, whose places of resi
dence ls unknown :
Take Notice: That tho Butru* ona and Com
plaint In this action wero this day filed in the
office ot the Clerk ci the Court for Anderson
Oounty.at Andenon^.C?AM &
Plr Jntiflro Attorney.
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College of Charleston,
Charleston, S. C.
Entrance examinations will be held in
the Connty' Court House on Friday. July .
0, ato a. tn? Obs Free Tuition Scholar
ship to each1 county of South Carolina?
awarded bv the,County Supt. of Educa
tion and Judge of Probate. Board andt
furnished room in Dormitory, 811 a .
month. AU candidates ist admlselon
are permitted' to compete* for vacant -
Boyce Scholarships, whloh pay S100 a.
'year. For otteteg?? ?nd information
' rr AUTtTHO?f n ANDOIiPH. Pres..
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For the Spring, or probably yon
may want a good BU0(Gr7. . -
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know that we are up-to-date oh all kinds of RIGS for servido end pleasure.
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set ir? selecting from bar superb line of work. -
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