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RAISULI, THE BANDIT.
Pen Sketch of Man Who Kidnapped
New York American.
He is a gorgeous figure, is Raisuli.
the Moorish bandit. whose kidnapping
of the distinguished American resi
dent in Morocco. Mr. Perdicaris, and
his son-in-law. Varley. has caused the
United States to send a fleet to the
Moorish coast threatening to bom
bard the port of Tangier if the sul
tan's forces do not rescue the Ameri
No famous Othello that you ever
saw on the stage could surpass in pic
turesqueness of appearance and rich
ness of attire, the same swaggering,
handsome desperado. Raisuli. Nor did
any stage Othello ever more perfectly
look the part of Shakespeare's hero
than this gentleman marauder. whom
I met in the little Cafe des Poses. in
Tangier. on a night in January of last
The night I met Raisuli in the little
cafe in the single square where are
the French, German. British and
Spanish postoffices and banks. the
whitestone English hotel Bristol and
the booths of the oriental merchants
the minstrels in rush and bamboo cof
fee and tea houses in the open market
just outside the city gates were
thumping their two-stringed guitars
and singing songs of Raisuli's latest
exploit. He and his band had inter
cepted a caravan on the way toeFez,
the Moorish capital, from the Soudan,
with ivory and slave girls. He brought
the girls boldly into the slave market
at Fez and sold them. He as publicly
disposed of the ivory. There had been
absolutely no interference by the gov
ernment, There was talk that officials
at Fez had shared in the profits.
Raisuli. sitting in the public cafe
at Tangier, laughed at the idea that
any one would attempt to arrest him.
He raised his eyebrows and laughed
in immoderate scorn at the question
as to whether he had ever been pun
ished for any of I.is depredations. He
became more quiet, and presently said
that the only thing he feared at all
was possibly a revengeful bullet. But
he tapped his own. a long, gold
mounted gun, with its curving pearl
inlaid stock, and laughed again. 6
- Kidnapping is an ancient and hon
orable custom among the Moors. The
government officials themselves make
frequent use of the method in orde'r
to collect taxes.
Kidnapping of little children from
the Spanish colony in Tangier, which
numbers zo,ooo persons, is frequent.
Raisuli has earned many thousands
of 'big Spanish silver pieces in this
Raisuli affects the elegant attire of
a noble and a shereef-the latter
meaning a noble man through descent
from Mohammed. He wore a fez
knotted to indicate a man of rank. It
was of cream colored silk, embroider
ed with braid of finely spun gold. A
sweeping white cashmere cloak fell
gracefully from his shoulders. caught
at the throat by a big silver clasp.
Beneath that was a green burnous, a'l
so embroidered with gold. The ma
terial was of cashmere and silk. He
wore loose scarlet pantaloons with
gold braid stripes down the side. 'His
black muscular legs were bare, but
his 'feet were ornamented by yellow
boots of elaborate highly finished
Beneath the fez his dark brown face
showed in fine contrast. His eyes are
big, black and long-lashed. His nose
is of the Roman type, but most deli
cately modelled. Lips, heavy, but
well turned, are not concealed by his
glossy, ointment-treated mustache
and whiskers. He follows the custom
of shaving the hair off under part of
the lower lip. 'When I admired his
ivory handled curving knife in a scab
bard of exquisitely wrought silver and
light blue enamel, he was childishly
happy. .When his shoes caught my
eye he insisted upon removing, them
and showing the beauty of the handi
work in detail. He was smoking a
cigarette held in an amber holder a
half foot long. Requiring both hands
to hold one of the yellow boots. he
startled me by suddenly crossing his
legs and slipping the cigarette holder
between his toes. He talks English
only a little, but in French and Span.
ish he is as voluble and vehement as
in his own tongue.
With a very free smile he admitted
that the bandit business was his pro
fession. He said he had a right to
kidmn penpe .nel levy a tribte-a
right vested in the fact that he was a
Lowly Moors peered in the cafe
window and their looks were all of
admiration. When they caught his
eye they kissed their thumb nails and
i bowed low in salutation.
Nobody criticising him for his ma
rauding. In the coffee houses his
deeds are constantly celebrated in the
minstrels' songs and stories. The
only fault they had to find with Rais
uli was that he was not as good a
Mohammedan as he should be. for he
was often to be found in the European
cafes drinking the "dirty water that
the pagans drink." Alcoholic bever-.
ages are so classed by the Moorish
When Raisuli got up to leave the
cafe two huge Nubian slaves. attired
all in white. suddenly got up to escort
him. Both carried big. old fashioned
silver lanterns with candles stuck in
them. With one in front and one be
hind, the ;>andit shouldered his long.
gold-mounted shotgun. made his way
past the white houses in the narrow,
cobbled street. and out through the
big gray gates to his many-colored
tent in the open market place.
WORLD'S RICHEST CHILD.
John Nicholas Brown, 4 Years Old is
Worth r5 Millions.
With x5 millions in his own right,
4-year-old Nicholas Brown of Provi
dence, R. I., is today the richest child
in the world. There are several little
boys and girls in the world who are
prospectively richer than little John
Nicholas Brown, including the infant
child of John D. Rockefeller. Jr.. the
Vanderbilt and Gould children, and
the youthful heirs presumptive of
some of the royal houses-but there
is none of his tender years who has in
his own right anything like the for
tune he possesses.
When his father and uncle died,
four years ago, this month, the pro
perty that they left this little boy
was conservatively estimated at 15
million dollars. This vast accumula
tion of Nvtalth is being wisely man
aged and carefully invested. Much
of it is gilt edged real estate, millions
of it is invested in high class bonds,
and it is a safe estimate that when the
boy is 21 the property will have near
ly tripled. If he lives to reach .his
majority-and the is quite a healthy
boy-he will find upwards of 4o mil
lions of dollars awaiting him.
When John Nicholas Brown, fa
ther of the boy, died at his New York
mansion on May i, ioo. the baby
was but two months old. He was not
healthy, and it was feared he would
never live to secure the 6 million dol
lars and more left him by his father's
will. Today one would never imagine
that his health, even his life, was
feared for four years ago.
There was trage-ly connected with
this baby's possession of the second
fortune that came to him. Harold
Brown, only brother of Johrn Nichol
as, was traveling abroad for his health
when word reached him that it was
feared his brother's illness would be
fatal. He at once prepared to leave
for home. Physicians told him he
was threatened wit'h pneumonia, but
nothing could prevail upon him not
to return at once.
He sailed on the Teutonic, which
had a stormy voyage. When thi
vessel arrived he had to be removed
to the hotel Netherlands in an ambu
lance. He was told that his brother
had died, and he sank under the blow.
In ten days he was dead, and little
John Nicholas Brown, wailing in his
nurse's arms, became the sole male
representative of the line of John
Carter. wealthy manufacturer, East'
India merchant and millionaire phil
"A BLUE GUM NEGRO"
He Bit the Patrolman's Arm to the
Macon. Ga.. Special to the Atlanta
Suffering intense from ugly wounds'
made by a negro's teeth upon his
right arm, Patrolmnan T. E. Chain
bliss, one of the best members of the
police department, has just removed
from the city hospital to his home.
Bob Matthews. an uinruly negro. tried
to clean out Cotton avenue. Patrol
man Chambliss apparently brought
out the negro's fighting proclivities.
and the instant the officer touched
"I's a blue-gum nigger. I is; you'd
better keep clear of my teef. else
vou'll wish vou hed."
With a spring like that of a cat. he
was upon the officer. burying his teeth
into Chambliss's right arm along the
fleshy or muscular section. He soon
bored their way through his thick un
iform coat. through his shirt and on
into the flesh until the negro's teeth
could be heard griting against the
bunes oi the offcer's arm.
All the time the officer was pound
ing the negro over the head with his
.lub. but the licks. hard and fasr as
ther were. made no impression. The
wflunds were painful, intensely so.
from the second the negro's teeth be
gan tearing the fleshi Not for a
breath even was the officer free from
pain. He was removed to the city
hospital. where the .wounds were
cauterized. 'But still the swelling did
not cease. And during all the time
Chambliss was suffering intensely.
Later in the evening his sufferings
subsided and he was, at his earnest
request, sent to his home. The hos
pital surgeons wanted him to remain
at that institution, but that he declined
to do. For generations. in fact, ever
since the negro became a quantity in
the south, a negro with blue gums
has been considered a dangerous
-Cupid," remarked the ready-made
philosopher, "is blind."
"Except among us," answered the
Mormon elder. "Out here he is likely
to see double at least."
Scholarship & Entrance
The Examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 8th, at
9 A. M Applicants must notbe less
than fifteen years of age. Whenschol
arships are vacated after July 8, they
will be awarded to those making the
highest average at this examination.
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will open
September 21, 1904. For further in
formation and catalogue address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
Newberry, S. C.
Capital - - - $50,000
SUplUs - - 19,500
since organization 21,000
Paid Depositors in
ment since or
ganization - - $9,200
A man working by the day is paid
for the time he puts in at work,, but
when that man saves a dollar for his
day's labor it works for him nights,
as well as days; never lays off on ac
count of bad weather and never gets
sick, but goes right on earning him
an income. It's a nice thing to work
for money, but it's much nicer to
have money working for you. Try
it-open a savings account with us
and get some money working for you.
Make a deposit in the savings de
partment today and let it begin to
work for you. Interest computed at
4 par cent January 1 and July 1 of
The Commercial Dank
of Newberry, S. C.
INVITES THE ACCOUNTS
INTEREST PAID IN SAV
PROMPT AND COURTEOUS
TREATMENT TO ALL.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
Jno. M. Kinard, President.
0. B. Mayer, Vice-President.
7, F. Wrigrht Cashier.
+ We hearby annoL
* candidate for more
* ourselves to satisfy
* We believe in w
By putting the cents in th(
customer is the one who contir
fident of getting a dollars' wo
bought goods, lower prices, a
20 cents kind at 15 cents.
12 1-2 cents kind at 10 cents.
8 1-3 cents kind at 6 1-2 cents.
BLACK GOODS! COMPLE
Tussah Silks, Voiles, Crashe
White Goods, Swisses. Ging
"Cost Sale" competitors Can't
on every pair of shoes:
The biggest and best line w
will not allow us to quote price
suit or extra pants for less r
have in stock and not what we
S. J. W
Agent for Buti
IAT THES RUSSELL
Will find a full line of Gr
Vegetables, Tobacco, Cigars,
Ithing in the grocery line coi
my Boneless Pig Feet, Columl
Tripe and other nice things t
cery Store. I have got the gc
will appreciate your trade at
filled promptly; goods deliver
you the very best goods you ca
is possible for them to be Sol
Be sure to find the place, the I
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eWe are still he
: best goods I
* are full, and w
: ning the sam
* wayi measu
Not those menti
but a fresh lot ji
Try ou Pino
Phone 110 .
ince ourselves as a.
business and pledge*
right place. The well pleased
ues to come where he feels con
rth for one hundred cents. Well
nd honest dealing has kept us to
15 cents kind at 12 1-2 cents
10 cents kind at8 1-2 cents.
5 1-4 cents kind at 5 cens.
TE LINE JUST ARRIVED.
s, Lawns, Nainsooks, Lineim,
hams, etc., at prices that our
tnd Oxfords in the house.
e have ever shown. Ouu space
s, but we will sell you the sawe
noney. We advertise wha we
have "Just Sold Out" of.
d see us,
OLD STAN YOU
ceries, Confectioneri, Fruits,
&c. When in need of any
ne to see me and try some of
)ia River Salmon. Seaquads and
sually kept in a first-class Gro
ods and my prices are right. I
d treat you right. Mail orders
d on short notice. I will give
i buy for as little money as it
I at and live. Come to see me.
ussell old stand. .
re offering oue
~or the least .
5 ware rooms e
e are still run-*
e old honest.a
re and weight. *
ed Beef Hame.