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)&><, Y-> H V*. GETTING A GORILLA. Story of a Vicious Struggle in the African Jungle. Capt. Fritz Duquesne, the Boer ivory hunter, was commissioned by a fiArman naturalist SOCietV tO CaDture one of each species of African quadrumana. He was entirely successful in the work, except that he could obtain no gorilla. Finally a pigmy pointed out a portion of the dark jungle in which a gorilla had been seen. k "For four days," continues the captain, "we camped in this hotbed of disease. Beaters went out in all directions searching for the gorilla. At last some deep, wide scratches were found on a cluster of vines. Oh close examination the unmistakable hair nf thft enrilla was found on a broken twig. After some hours we found the tree where the gorilla y lived. We could tell it by the greasy appearance of the bark, made so by the repeated rubbing of the gorilla's body. We could tell by the fresh marks, with sap still wet, that the animal had recently ascended the tree. The scratches were short and deep, showing that it had lifted itself up and not slid down, which would have made a long, shallow * scratch. "We spread a strong net around the tree in a circle sloping upward on the outer side. Around the top of the net there were drawn ropes from four directions held by half a dozen nAtives hidden in the bush. These were to bring the top of the net together and thus bag our game. "After waiting some, hours the ^ leaves above rustled and then opened as a six-foot male gorilla descended unsuspectingly and entered the trap. I signaled, the four ropes were pulled at once, and we had our animal? for a moment. He roared in fury, twisting, jumping and biting the rope into pieces. The natives were pulled about like dolls as he tried to reach first one, and then another. The professor jumped about in excitement, trying to focus a camera on the in* furiated animal. "At last the mighty arms of the -gorilla broke a hole through the net and he tore the rest from him as though it were a rotten rag. Most of the natives fled in dismay. The professor dropped his camera and tried k to escape; in a moment the gorilla ?grasped him in his terrible hands. "I seized my rifle and fired in the air to frighten the animal. In my po. sition I could not shoot at him without hitting my friend. For a moment the gorilla stood still, holding the now unconscious man as though hfe > were a baby, the brute's lips drawn back from his glistening teeth. I thrust another cartridge in my rifle. As I did so there was a buzz in the air and an arrow, shot by a native, pierced the gorilla's side. A roar ' v burst from his red throat and he dropped his victim. Like a flash, be,> fore I could shoot, a native sprang from the leaves, and, ha'f throwing, half thrusting, drove an issegai into the gorilla's heart. With & groan the brute fell dead. "Examining the professor, I found that his right arm was broken and that some of his ribs were crushed into his lungs. We gave up the effort to get a live gorilla, and, placing the injured man in a hammock, carried him back toward the east coast. He died on the road. Out on the veldt beside a native village a lonely little slab marked 'Carl Bloch' sticks up ? i. above the grass. Hunting is noi au exciting adventure and laughing victory. It has its tears, like other things."?Harper's. ? Drugless Cure. "William, dear," feebly called the invalid wife, who was supposed to be nearing the end of her earthly y career, says an exchange. "Yes, darling," answered the sorrowing husband. "What is it?" '> "When I am gone," said she, "I feel that for the sake of the motherr less little ones you should marry fainted. "Do you really think it would be V best, darling?" asked the faithful William. "Yes, William, I really do," re" plied the invalid. "After a reasonable length of time you should seek the companionship of some good woman." "Do you know, my dear," said the husband, "you have lifted a great burden from my mind? Now, there TVi^rt-w !Tr?nf>s across IS tlidL tuai uiiu^ ?? *v?v .? ? * the way. She has acted rather friendly toward me ever since you were taken ill. Of course, dear, she could never fill your place, but she is young, plump and pretty, and I'm sure she would do her best to lessen my grief." * "William Henry Brown!" exclaimed the female whose days were supposed to be numbered, as she partly raised herself upon the pillow, "if you ever dare install that redheaded, freckled-faced, squint-eyed hussy in my shoes I'll, I'll " And then she again. But the next day Mrs. Brown was *l ' -!A J t"-" /live later fihp &U1C lu bit. up. d 11U inu vict J o 1U.V. wuwas downstairs. A Comparison. r A story is told of a married lady who compared her husband to a handsome piano lamp that he had ' presented to her. Her husband felt quite flattered until she mentioned the particulars of the resemblance. "Well," she said, "you know my dear, it has a good deal of brass about it, it is handsome to look at, it ' is not remarkably brilliant, requires a good deal of attention, is some-; times unsteady on its legs, liable to I explode when half full; flares up oc-| casionally, is always out at bedtime, and is bound to smoke." V v, . . NEGROES CONDEMNED TO DIE. Joe and Isham Taylor Found Guilty 1 of Murder. Richmond, Vai, March 24.?At Powhatan Court House to-day *the f jury after 40 minutes' deliberation, 1 1 _ 1:-. c?J: T ~ ^ t reiumeu a veruiti uuumg ouc auu Isham Taylor guilty of murder in the ? first degree and John Brown guilty | of murder in the second degree and 1 fixing the latter's punishment at 15 ^ years in the penitentiary. The first * degree murder verdict carries with it death in the electric chair. The men are three of a number of s negroes charged with murdering * Mrs. Mary E. Skip with and Walter E. | Johnson, the manager of her estate, * and afterwards setting fire to the t historic home, "Southeast." ? William Brown, son of John 1 Brown, is also under indictment and a his trial will commence to-morrow. J It is expected that hearing will re- 1 niiiro rmlv a fpw hnnrs nrid that the ? verdict will be had in this case to- 1 morrow afternoon. ? There was no indication of trouble ? on the part of the large crowd in at- * tendance at the trial and none is anticipated. The negroes seem not to ^ realize their position and received a the verdict calmly. J Revenue Officers Laid Off. ? Greenville, March 24.?Internal ^ revenue inspectors, several employes t and raiding deputies, whose services are not absolutely necessary for the ^ conduct of offices of revenue head- i quarters in South Carolina, have <; been told that they can take a rest t of 60 days beginning with April 1. t The information coming in the form g of a letter from United States Com- c missioner of Internal Revenue John ( G. Capers, in Washington, was con- \ veyed to four men here this week, i They are: Inspector V. B. McGaha, Special Employes J. C. McGravey and s H. B. Hendrick, white men, and J as. j Bryer, a negro, who has drawn a c salary from the government for looking after denatured alcohol. In j Columbia a like letter has been received and there it will affect eight ; or ten men. Commissioner Capers says in his c letter that the appropriation for his i department is not sufficient to war- i rant him in paying the warrants c drawn by the revenue men. He therefore wants the raiding on illicit t stills to cease for two months while c in Vilo /iAnorfmont ie hdi n f r 111C UCULH 111 lllO ucjjai iiuvuk. iu c brushed aside. i BORN WHILE BATTLE RAGED Woman Dies at New York at Age of Ninety-Three Years. * Detroit, March 24.?Mrs. Mary 1 Ann Sullivan, who was born on the 1 battlefield of Waterloo, is dead at St. Luke's hospital. She was ninety- ? three years old. Her father, William 1 Southall, belonged to the Royal J Welsh Fusiliers, and her mother ac- 1 companied the troops to the war. ? Just before the battle, Mrs. South- J all started to cross the field to get 1 some brandy for a sick soldier, but ? was ordered back by the Duke of 1 ? ' - - 1- - -1 J V.OW I Wellington, who suuuicu w u?. "Go "back, woman; the shooting has J commenced!" 1 Terrified, the young woman ran to- * ward a small grove where she fell 1 into a swoon, lying unconscious dur- . ing much of the battle. When her plight was discovered * there lay beside her a little daughter, a who grew up to be the woman who died here. ? Married Men Change. We wonder how many of our t readers have noticed the difference e between the man who has been mar- a ried but a short time and one who has been married several years. You can always tell a young husband j from an old one. When a man has f morrioH o foTir mnnths von will 1 U\7CU JLLXtfcA X 1VU M iv ?? ^ ? v generally see him working in the garden or fixing up about the house and while he works he whistles, or sings, or occasionally looks up toward the window to see if any one is watching him. A year later he is still working in the garden, but the smile has been exchanged for a frown and he occasionally looks up toward the house wondering why in the thunder breakfast is not ready. Another year rolls by and his looks would sour milk, but he is still at work, stopping occasionally to kick the dog or throw a brick at the cat. The next year we find him sitting on the front porch, smoking a pipe, while his wife does the digging in the garden. Now just watch our young *v>*ar> oc r>no Tw nno fhpv PfllifirTlt T UiVlA) UW VMV WMV, w o - 4 in Cupid's net and see if this rule ^ does not work out the problem correctly. Boy's Kidnapper Lodged in Jail. I "\Teroer. Pa.. March 26.?Heavily i manacled to Sheriff Chess and guard- r ed by several detectives, James Boyle C one of the kidnappers of little Billie p Whitla, was brought here to-day c from Pittsburg and lodged in the a Mercer county jail. His wife, it is > said, will be brought from Pitts- I burg to-morrow, and the couple will f be formally arraigned on a charge of 1 kidnapping in a few days. Boyle c feared violence on his arrival in t Mercer and on the journey from s Pittsburg asked Sheriff Chess if he c thought the crowd would harm him. c The prisoner looked greatly relieved r when he saw only a scattering of peo- c pie at the Mercer station. Boyle was g hurried into a waiting bus and taken I to the jail, where he was locked in a a cell on the second tier. An armed t guard was placed in front of Boyle's C cell, and a patrolman will be sta- c tioned outside the jail all night. Sheriff Chess said that the jail would I I be guarded until the trial of the t Boyles was over. The officials questioned the pris- t oner about his wife's identity, but t I other than to say that there was no c I question about the fact that he was y married, he would say nothing. s : I ' TORNADO IN TEXAS. | )estructive Storm Sweeps Through J Wise County. Dallas, Texas, March 24.?Twelve', mown dead, property loss reaching nto the thousands of dollars and; J >ossibly a score injured are the re-; ults of a tornado which swept over;1 he northeastern part of Wise county ' ate last night. Several small towns j vere visited by the storm, but none | vere entirely destroyed, although ; tach suffered serious damage. The general course of the tornado eems to have been from the west to J .outhwest. Starting at Crafton, ! n the northeastern part of the coun- I y, it passed to the north of Decatur, I he county seat, and struck several | imall settlements, of which St. Idell | s the centre. From there the tornado j tppears to have turned southeast, j ontinuing its course without doing j urther serious damage. The greatest loss of life occurred \ n the country. The destruction of ' >ne farm house alone caused the I leath of eight persons. This single I ragedy of the storm occurred near | It. Idell. The farm house of Ira Rice j vas crushed in by the furious wind | ind the family of eight members j ?inned beneath' the wreckage. The , ight in the house at the time of the ! lisaster caused the ruins to become [ gnited and fanned by the strong ; vind the flames destroyed the lives of I he helpless victims. The towns of Sanger and Green- | vood were hit and a number of | louses were moved from their foun- i lations. The Good View school louse, near Sanger, was wrecked. In his vicinity Ben Wilson and Glas- J row Clark, farmers, and two children >f a negro tenant were killed. Mrs. 3. M. Bentley is seriously hurt with a iroken.leg and several negroep are ess seriously injured. At Crafton every business house iave one was blown down. The dethodist and Baptist churches were :ompletely wrecked. At Dana, also in Wise county, near It. Idell, two houses were destroyed, rhe Christian church at Greenwood vas destroyed. Several residences and two ihurches were blown down at Brumow. This town is located near St. dell, which appears to be the storm :entre. Heavy sand storms occurred yeserday at Dublin, Gainesville and >ther points in that vicinity. Fences, imall buildings and wind mills were aised by the storm in the outlying listricts. Elephant's Strange Death. An Agra correspondent sends to he London Standard a remarkable itory concerning what is declared to )e the deliberate suicide of an ele>hant. The great annual mela or fair at Batesar, in the northwest provinces, s held on the bands of the Jumna, vhich is there crossed by a bridge of )oats. At the side of the river oppolite the fair there is a slope down vhich the elephants bringing visitors o the bridge slide into the river and iwim across. A young elephant makng the trip for the first time, trum>eted angrily when his trappings yere stripped from him preparatory 0 his swim, but seeing other ele>hants crossing the stream ahead of lim, he plunged in and followed. When he reached the opposite >ank, however, he swerved around ind swam back again. The mahout ought to force him around again, >ut without result, and when within 1 yard or two of the bank, the eleihant, after trumpeting again, plung;d down into the river. Just in the lick of time the mahout was rescued >y means of a long bamboo, but the ilephant was drowned, to all appearince by his own deliberate act. Father to Help Daughter. Pittsburg, Pa., March 27.?Wiliam McDermott, the retired Chicago ireman, who believes that Mrs. Tames H. Boyle, one of the alleged cidnappers of Willie Whitla, is his laughter, has retracted his declara,ion made yesterday that he would lot assist the woman and on his arrival in' this city to-day is said to lave retained an attorney to look liter the case. McDermott did not jet a chance to see Mrs. Boyle, as the voman had been taken away. After he departure of the prisoner it was earned that' her sudden removal rom this city was due to a fear on he part of the detectives connected vith the case that McDermott would nstitute habeas corpus proceedings o secure the release of the woman le believes is his daughter. McDermott is thought to have gone o Mercer, a lawyer accompanying lim. A special to the Gazette-Times, of his city, from Mercer to-night says hat Mrs. Boyle admitted to the corespondent that she was Anna McDermott and that her father was Villiam McDermott, of Chicago. Traveling Man Put in Jail. Lexington, March 24.?W. E. .awrence, alias W. E. Lake, alias W. 2. I.andham, a traveling man, is in ail here to-night, having been arested in Columbia by Sheriff P. H. yOrley to-day on the charge of skip>ing his hotel bill here. Lawrence :ame in on the late train last night md registered at the Meetz hotel as ,V. E. Lawrence, Rochester, N. Y. -Ie did not bring his baggage up rom the depot and left on the .0:18 train this morning, it is iharged, without paying his bill at he hotel. Sheriff Corley worked a hrewd game on Lawrence. He lolated his baggage. at the union lepot and took a seat nearby. It was lot long before the transfer man :ame with the cnecKS ror me uag:age. The sheriff followed in a hack, ^awrence was placed under arrest t the Wheeler stables and carried o the police station, while Sheriff ^orley went over to Brookland to se ure a warrant. When seen at the jail to-night ^awrence declined to have anything o say. He claimed to represent an adverising house in New York. It is said hat he sold some stamps to a mer:hant here to-day. Lawrence is a oung man of good appearance. He eemed very nervous. * \ * rmsei TO THE LADIES! M We invite your atten- j| tion to our show of JR 1 GENUINE IIA TO APRIL 1st! ] PATTERN nH10 and 2nd. 1 X We've the latest to be had, and as we . g g have the best and most experienced jx g artists obtainable, we can duplicate gj 0 or design as well as can be done any- g ? where. Our line of novelties and jx g staples in millinery are much fuller gj X than ever before?as well as other g 8 lines we carry. 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Mention this paper. ^ OPENING RIDS. Notice is hereby given that tfyd Bamberg county dispensary board . will open bids for liquors and sup- ^ySj plies for the county dispensary fbr\J3| y: the ensuing quarter at their office -km in rear of the dispensary in Bam- ' ||a berg at 12 o'clock, noon, on Monday, 1 xdaE'l April 5th, 1909. E. C. HAYS, E. L. PRICE, Chairman. Clerk of Board. .. Bamberg, S. C., March 27, 1909. -si ! Dental Snrgeon...Bamberg, S. C. X ,j X In office every day in the week. GraduT Ate of Baltimore Colleee of Dental Sur X gery, class 1892. Member S. C. Dental X;-' i > Association. Office In old bank building W. E. FREE :fj|S Attorney-at-Law -||j All business entrusted to me will receive prompt attention ] v|2 4 Office for present at court house.MEAT MARKET/ ^ Same men at a differ- rjajwlr ent place. When yon 4' Jg>c$ want the best meats m obtainable call at our , f s* market opposite The Herald Building, Main street. Our prices are right. We also buy beef cattle, pork, hogs, hides, chickens and ' BRONSON&GRANT I BAMBERG, S. C. C. & K. HAT For $3.00 and $3.50 and a Florsheim Shoe For $4.00, $5.00 and $6.00 C. R. BRABHAM'S SONS BAMBERG, S. C. JPB Judge Prince Much Better. Anderson, March 26.?Dr. J. M. Richardson said this afternoon that 1 with a continuation of the improvement of the past few days in the /.. 'j&g condition of Judge George E. Prince * he will be able to sit up by Sunday. 3 It is the opinion of Dr. Richardson, who has been in constant attendance nn .Tudfi'e Prince, that he is now practically out of any danger and will recover his usual health. This will be indeed welcome news to the Vv<3 many friends of Judge Prince in the . city and throughout the State, who have read with interest every bulletin from his bedside.