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I ^ A REMARKABLE PEOPLE.
New Guineans Shy of Natives and White Men. Dr. Bruno Beheim gives the following description of the mysterious and little known race of the Kukuhuhus, of New Guinea. The Kukuhuhus are in a part of English territory through which runs river Lukehamu and which is situated near the W German boundary. This territory is looked upon by the said race as their inalienable birthright, and every usurper is regarded with hostile eyes. No T European has been able to meet the Kukuhuhus In their dwelling pliaees. Prosecutors and English officials have made repeated attempts to approach them, but their camps were invariably found empty, often with the campfires still burning. Many a time have Europeans left presents highly prized by other natives, such as corrals, red cloth, look& ing glasses, axes, etc., in the deserted camps, in the hope of establishing " friendly relations with these people. J ' But on returning to the same places a few days or a few weeks later, although the camp showed recent traces of occupation, such as live cinders and fresh footprints, the goods intended for presents remained untouched where they had been placed. ^ Other races of New Guinea fear the Kukuhuhus as poison. They have learned to their cost what it means to cross the boundary. Some disappear for all time, while others are found dead, thrust through with spear wounds. The Kukuhuhus, however, do a bartering trade with other natives in the following way: The lat? ter bring salt, earthenware, dried fish, etc., and deposit them in a cer/ tain indicated place. They then reo fow hnnrs. beins: notified to I Vi u. ?? ?? 7 w do so by a curious cry from the disA tance. The timid mountain dwellers sj[ then descend to view the goods offered for sale. If they want them they put down other goods, such as skins, k feathers and other jungle produce, next to those articles wanted by them. Then they retire in turn, and when (the way seems clear the coast dwellers approach again. If the latter are satisfied with what is offered in exchange they take the goods put down i "by the mountain people and go away; if not satisfied they retire again as before with empty hands. These business transactions between wild races show a sense of humor that resembles careful thought. Doctor Boheim regards the Kukuhuhus as the most remarkable of the ethnological wonders of New Guinea, and he was not successful in discov? ering the secret of their origin." Witches in England. Centuries have passed since "witclioc" executed in England, but in very recent times they have suffered physical harm. Doctor Jessopp knew a Norfolk man who died in 1883, and J in the sixties had joined with his two "brothers in a night expedition to the house of an old woman. They took her out of bed, and, in the presence of half a dozen other people, threw her into a pond, "where she would infallibly have been drowned, but that some who were not so mad as the rest cried out that she was sinking to the bottom and must be saved." The conclusive evidence against her was that she kept a black cat and wore a black silk dress on Sundays. In 1882 there was still alive, and master ih an elementary school, one who, as a young man, had scratched a "witch's" arm till the blood poured down, because she had "overlooked" him, and only so could his health be restored. A trial for witchcraft and sorcery occurred in England in 1SS1. This was the trial of the Fletchers, who famnus rlairvovants. crystal 9 gazers, and mesmerists?who gave seances to which the whole fashionable world flocked. They induced a Mrs. Hart Davis to give them jewelry and lace to the value of 10,000 pounds and when proceedings were taken against them fled to America. The husband managed to escape ar* rest, but Mrs. Fletcher was brought back to England, indicted under the old statute of witchcraft and sorcery, and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labor. Steps Led to Big Cave. Edgefield, June 8.?Several days ago negroes reported to Mr. J. N. Fair that they had seen several white .. men digging an excavation on his plantation near Trenton. Naturally his curiosity was aroused and he went to the spot to find quite a hole had been dug without any unusual developments. The digging was continued and soon a complete staircase was discovered which led to an unripr?roi;nd cave of considerable di mensions but entirely empty, although it was hoped and supposed that the steps would lead to hidden treasures. While quite a mystery, the matter was evidently the work of man, and the guess is that the work was that of the Indians, this part of ; the country having been thickly populated by them. Many have gone to see the cave. % VERY QUEER CASE. Father's Spirit Calls Two and One of Them Dies. The death dreams of Joseph H. Freedman and Max Freedman, brothers, of New Brunswick, N. J., followed by the passing away of Max. were discussed with awe in that city by many people for days. Ten days ago Joseph dreamed vividly that the spirit of his dead father appeared and pegged him to join him in the grave. This dream neither he, his wife nor any other member of the family told to Max, who was dangerously ill of a kidney disease. But his wife told Joseph's wife of a dream the sick man had had and Mrs. Joseph Freedman was startled intn hvctprirs for in every de BOAT TO PLY THE EDISTO. Freighter Being Built to Bun From Branchvilie to Charleston. * An Orangeburg special to The Columbia State says: W. F. Trumbly, of Branchville, is building a boat to ply on the Edisto river between Branchville and Charleston. This boat will carry freight. The boat will be about 65 feet long, 13 1-2 feet wide and will draw about two feet of water. The boat will be driven by an 18-horsepower gasoline engine. The boat is built as is allowed to come within class Xo. 3 and will carry a crew of three men. Although the government engineer, G. P. Howell, of Charleston, has reported unfavorably on the Edisto project, ana me piu?ycv_i.& anthe river will not be opened to navigation, Mr. Trumbly deserves credit for getting ready to put a boat on the river anyway. William L. Glover, of this city, has been in Charleston recently gathering data, and with local data, will, with others interested in the opening of the river, appear before the proper committee and endeavor to have the report of Major Howell overrruled. Dictagraph Talk Altered. Atlanta, Ga., June 11.?Another sensation was sprung here today in connection with the local political fight involving Mayor James G. Woodward, certain members of the city council and officials of the police department. The Atlanta Constitution this morning published what purports to be an affidavit made by George M. Gentry, the stenographer who reported the conferences alleged to have been held in a hotel room here recently, in which a secret telephonic device was said to have been used against Mayor Woodward, Thomas B. Felder, a prominent local attorney; C. C. Jones, proprietor of a near-beer saloon; G. C. February, secretary to Chief of Detectives N. A. 1 Lanford and others. Gentry disappeared several aays after the publication of the alleged dictagraph records of the conferences. E. O. Miles, an investigator, declares he located Gentry in Washington, D. C., ?nd obtained from him the affidavit which Miles turned over to Mayor Woodward last night. The alleged affidavit of Gentry declares that his original transcription of his notes of the conferences was "padded" and altered. The affidavit further states that Gentry did not hear Mayor Woodward mention the names of Chief of Police James L. Beavers and Chief of Detectives Lanford, as shown in the published record of the conferences. Graves of Early Egyptians. London.^?The graves of the early Egyptians, the very earliest in the prehistoric era of King Mena, 6,000 years ago, were described by Prof. Flinders Petrie. They are curious things, consisting in addition to the graves themselves of small antechambers where gifts of pottery and alabaster vases were lodged beside the bodies. They resemble the foundations of a house as they might be laid down by a modern child at play. First there is an opening about eighteen inches wide in the stacks marking the side of the antechamber, which represents the door through which the offerings were brought. The antechamber and grave are connected by two small siits. These graves, between 600 and 800 in all, are spread over a mile of desert near Tarkhan. The presence of so large a cemetery, Prof. Flinders Petrie explained, shows that there , must have been a large town here in the pre-Menite period. This town r.rAPPHpd thp founding of Memphis and the excavation of its site will show a stage in the conquest of the land by the kings of Abydos. It is therefore a most valuable connecting link by which Egyptologists can ascertain the culture, etc., of the people in these pre-dynastic times. The contents of the graves have led to important discoveries. Seventy skulls have been secured in a perfect state. One grave contained, not a human skeleton, but the skeletons of three asses, presumably the inseparable companions in life of their owner and so were given a decent burial. They are the most ancient asses on record and their bones have been carefully preserved. Other tombs contained a pet goose and gazelle, both lying over the human skeletons. These were offerings at me .gravr. Although 6,000 years old, the wooden coffins, which were made of planks of acacia and shittim wood, are in a remarkable state of preservation. although before being used as coffins they formed part of the tim- ; ber work in houses. "I once kept one grave open in order to show it to archeologists," said the professor, "and foud that its contents perished more in six weeks than they had done in 6,000 years." ll^ai 1 * 11A VV/ 1AV' V/vv/? J ? ? tail it was the same ghastly dream that had come to her husband the week before. Xot merely did each man dream of the spirit of the dead father calling him, but the words spoken by the spirit were the same on both occasions. Joseph Freedman is a produce wholesaler at 131 Burner street, New Brunswick, a man not given to superstition. .Max was ? A. .. A 1 1 VVMnA^l/tQl tHJUcl.il> piat'iitai. One morning about ten days ago Joseph came to the breakfast table looking so pale his wife asked if he were ill. He told her he was still feeling the effects of a dream. A gray, gauzy apparition had appeared to him, had stretched out entreating hands and had said: "Come with me, Joe,. Come and we'll lie down together up there under the grass, where we can sleep and not know or care what the striving men are doing in the world. Learn with me the wonderful things that have come to me since I have passed to where knowledge really is." Freedman said he told the apparition that he did not want to die, as it would be cruel for him to do so and leave his wife and children unprotected. When that plea was made the ghost vanished. Max Freedman became very ill a few days later and Joseph and his wife went to Max's home in Cedar street. To the consternation of Mrs. Joseph, Mrs. Max began weeping violently and said: "It is hopeless, Max is going to die! That can only be the meaning of the dream he had two nights ago. He saw his father's ghost and the old man urged him to join him in the grave." How to Fight the House Fly. Pyrethum powder burnt in a house ci-nn^fips a fiv until vou can sweep him up and put him where he belongs. A little of this burnt' in the rooms in the morning?after which the rooms should be aired?will make the house exempt from flies all day. Twenty drops of carbolic acid dropped on a hot shovel or on any piece of warm iron creates a vapor that lays flies low. The common migonette plant grown in jars and placed in a room makes things unpleasant for flies. A handy thing is the white clover. It is strange, but flies hate the odor of white clover. Have a little of this around in a vase, and you will notice the flies have business in the other direction. This clover should be renewed every day or so, for when it becomes dry it irritates the nostrils. A cheap and effective poison not dangerous to human life is bichromate of potash in solution. One drachm dissolved in two ounces of sweetened water and placed in shallow dishes will call the long roll for any number of the pests. Another remedy that for all purposes has few equals is a solution of forma lin, or formaldehyde in water, a spoonful of this liquid in a quarter of a pint of water left exposed in a room will make the flies scarce in a very short time. Flies are sensitve to light; keep the window curtains drawn, all except one little slit, and they, will gravitate toward it. Then you can easily drive them outside.? Leslie's Weekly. An Incentive to Save. A California man of 30 has been left $5,000 by his uncle on condition that he first earn and save $1,000 of his own. Until the thousand is secured in the manner designated the bequest will lie dormant. One is inclined to commend the judgment of the uncle. If a young man has not sufficient will power to accumulate $1,000 he is not likely to possess the wisdom necessary to handle five times that amount handed to him as a gift. The world is full of men whose mental vision extends no further than the next pay-day, who have no more notion of saving money than they have of growing tail feathers. Their acquaintance among pool room habitues is far more extensive than among receiving tellers. A week's idleness means a doubtful account at their grocer's. This young Californian will either get his uncle's bequest or he will not deserve it. In either case the money will not be wasted.?Cleveland Plain Dealer. i SPARTAN ROUGH RIDER DEAD. Joseph Gosnell, of Ionian, Fatally Injured by Fall from Horse. Spartanburg, June 13.?Joseph Gosnell, the fourteen-year-old son of j J. H. Gosnell, a prominent resident of Inman, died tonight of injuries which 1 he received here last night when he j was thrown from a horse. He was riding the horse at break-neck speed, supposedly in order to cross the railroad tracks ahead of an approaching train. As the horse rounded a sharp curve the boy was thrown. He was found lying by the roadside unconscious and never regained consciousness. He is believed to have sustained concussion of the brain. M 3QE3Q | Going. U VACATIO D- . When you are getting ready t start you have lots of things t think about. First, the place yo are going to. Second, the rout J you are going to take. Of cours you are going to take the on that gives you the quickest, bes and most polite service. Sam discretion you should use whe w Q you start to buying your suppl nof necessary vacation goods, a you want to be prepared for lot Uof fun, healthful enjoyment an renewed vigor. A good suppl ^ of toilet goods are always neces 0 sary, and among these are th | tilings the baby will require. Firs 8 quality in all our goods?^qualit 1 always means greater econom | and fuller satisfaction in use. 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