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m Indianola, >liss., Man Tells a I'nique re Story of the Ooloied Brother in in His Delta. c'l b; From early childhood I have been li a constant observer and an ardent li admirer of the wondrous works of God, says S. F. Davis, of Indianola. O Miss., in the Memphis Commercial- v; Appeal. In my early days birds, bees, d; bugs and flowers were a never-ending o\ source of pleasure to me: and when a lad of more mature years I have fV?> Hrmvc in thp shadP of SOlllfi G friendly tree and played with a toad e} frog or June bug until the dinner si horn blew, when I was erroneously w supposed to have been diligently a hoeing cotton. In after years I have P^ sat silently on the seashore and 01 watched the tide ebb and flow; I have n< climbed lofty mountains and looked ni down upon the clouds; I have de- ai scended into the valleys and stood on the banks of the world's greatest river and watched its turbulent waters roll by; I have looked above ui into the starry decked dome of w Heaven and gazed upon the far-away m planets and comets performing their w * stupendous and harmonious revolu- al tions, and have seen written upon ci f the face of all nature the glory and h< wonder of the great Creator. But 1 n: have always, and do now, regard the jn negro as His masterpiece. He stands ca alone in a class by himself: and while p< the Yazoo and Mississippi Delta is d< peculiarly suited to his needs, yet he fc , can adjust himself to any kind of cli- n< matic conditions and live and die gt happy under the most trying circum- ai stances. Sleep in the Ocean. tli He can lie down beneath the si scorching rays of a noonday sun and n< sleep the sleep of the seven sleepers in of old without suffering any evil fr effects from it whatever; or he can ta weather the fiercest winter gale, clad b? only in a pair of cotton overalls and a blue jumper. He can also wear ran overcoat to a Fourth of July cele- ai bration, or a pair of linen pants and h< an alpaca coat to a Christmas tree hs and be perfectly comfortable. hi And strange as it may seem, any- th body's clothes will fit him, and look se nice on him. King Solomon, in his r? declining years, when he had become sp thoroughly disgusted with high so- ai ciety and fast living, said that there m was nothing new under the sun; that- st the had gone all the gaits and had cl seen the whole show, from the free m exhibition to the grand concert, and a\ that there was nothing to it. or words w to that effect. But it will be re- a membered that he never had any ne- rc groes to deal with, or he would have g] had a new problem to solve every day m of his eventful life. There is noth- le nlco lil-n tho natrm under the ai CiCO vuv UVQ4 s/ v,?vw- -?? sun. He sees all things, hears all tl: things, believes all things, and has w implicit faith in everything he sees n< or hears, and stands ready at all st times to step aboard of anything that m * t comes along from a young mule to a ca flying machine. Has Used Wireless. Wireless telegraphy is nothing new ci to him; he has used it for ages; al every negro's mouth is a transmitter lo and every ear a receiver. If any- oi thing of importance happens on a pi plantation to-night every negro for iij forty miles around will know it by morning. m If you ever arrive in a delta town si . on the train on Sunday and the whole gj colored population is not at the depot tc to meet you, do not get off the train, jc for may know of a surety that some hi catastrophe has struck the town. .ft Saturday is his special day by cus- ti torn and common consent, and if you !e f a o + f r\ in Q ir uavc aut uuoiucos iu ativuu >.v >u u n delta town on Saturday, attend to it si early and get off of the streets before a< you get hurt. A negro cannot see tl you Saturday unless you owe him d< something, and if you get in his way he is liable to step on you, sit down on you, or back you up against a M brick wall and smother you to death, w He does not usually do these things ai or any of them, through any evil de- n sign, as many sometimes suppose, n< but he simply cannot help it If you n get in his way, for he is busy and can- h; not look out for you. Saturday is d; his "rashions" and news exchange a day, and in addition to having all m those things on his mind, he has to h; shake hands with every other negro e\ v/oman he meets. You had better a take out an accident policy or get off h: the streets Saturday. n< Stomach Like an Accordion. is The standard "rashions" for a ne- c( gro is a peck of corn mealv two ol pounds of sugar, one pound of coffee, ai three pounds of salt meal and one tl gallon of black molasses a week, but ui he can consume all of this at one ol sitting if necessary, or if he is work- w ing for you and boarding himself he a can live a week on three soda crack- ei ers, a box of sardines and five cents' ta ? worth of cheese. In other words, his stomach is buiit on the same general plan of an old-fashioned accordion, re and either contracts or expands ac- in cording to the pressure brought to ai bear upon it. of He is also immune to nearly all si I nds of poisons, and can swallow the ost deadly drug with impunity. I 'member of having a negro workg for me one time who was having lills and was suffering with severe ickaches, I got him a bottle of uiment to rub his back with. The niment was labelled in box car otters. "Poison. For External Use illy," and I cautioned him about it hen 1 gave it to him, but for three iys and nights, before 1 found it .it, he had been rubbing his back an ihe cjiill tonic, and taking a "ocnfal of the liniment three mes a day before each meal with ccellent results. On another occaon I was sick and had a negro to ait upon me, and the doctor opened can of antiphiligistine to make a taster for my side, and left the can i the kitchen table, and when my 5gro went in to get his supper he listook it for a can of peanut butter id ate the whole of it without ever iscovering his mistake. Lays Up No Treasure. The negro does not lay up treasres on earth where moth and rust ould corrode them or where thieves light break through and steal, but hen he has any money or other valu3le thing he immediately puts it in rculation, and the things in which * usually invests are never of a perianent nature. He spends much oney each year for legal and mediil advice, presumably .for the pur)se of finding out what he ought to d, so that he may do the opposite, >r it is a well known fact that a 2gro was never known to shut a ite or follow anybody's advice about lything. He is also an ardent admirer of ie work turned out by the dental irgeon, and down deep in every 2gro's heart there is a secret longg to some day have a gold tooth in ont, one on a plate so that he can ke it out and look at it and put it tck at will. Strong for Art. He is likewise a great admirer of t, and in nearly every negro's jme, be it ever so humble, there ings a life-size crayon portrait of mself on the wall right opposite le door, where you will be sure to ;e it as you come in the door. The jst of his surplus money he usually >ends for entertainment, preferably 1 excursion, but anything else in otion will do. I have frequently ood on the street corner on a cold, oudv winter day and watched as any as fifty negroes, who would not rerage 50 cents each, and none of horn had on clothes enough to flag hand car, clinging to a merry-go>und as it went round and round, rinding out that well-known and uch beloved melody, "Oh Bill Baiy, Why Don't You Come Home," id their front teeth shining like le keys on a "baby grand" piano, hile hundreds of others who did >t have the price of a ride, were anding in half-frozen mud shoe outh deep, cheering them as they ime round. Enjoys Circuses and Funerals. All thins:s are nleasinc to him. A reus or a funeral is equally enjovjle, but a protracted meeting folwed by a big baptizing, or a term * the Circuit Court followed by a iblic hanging is his chieftest de?ht. The negro was once the white an's slave, but that was only for a lort tjme, and was a part of the 'eat scheme which God had in mind ) better prepare him for the en>yment of the great things which s'meaiit to bestow upon him in the iture. By long and close associaon with the white man, the negro arned all of his ways, and his most inermost thoughts, and can now ze him up and classify him just as ?curately as a cotton buyer does le different grades of cotton and can 3 it much quicker. He Gets What White Man Has. He is no longer slave to man or amnion, and verily that Scripture hicjh says: "The last shall be first id the first shall be last" has alsady come to pass and the negro aw has a reserve seat in the front >w. If any good things are to be ad he is sure to get his share. One ay a negro asked me if I thought negro had a soul. I told him I ost assuredly did. And if he did not ave one it was the only thing I had rer heard of a white man having that negro did not get if he stayed with im long enough. The negro has a great problems to solve. There no race questions so far as he is mcerned. He enjoys the society i all races, ages and nationalities, 5 ill : 1 _ r i .'it. _ / iq win iningie ireeiy wiin any or iem. He enjoys with equal pleasre the companionship of a 5-yeard white boy, or an aged Chinaman ho is unable to speak or understand single word of English, for in tlier case he gets to do most of the Iking. For a Silver Standard. The Tariff question or the cur:ncy question does not interest him . the least. Silver is his standard id he does not want any other kind ' money. Neither does the Mexican tuation worry him any. All those I things are the white man's trouble But if the white folks want to wlii] Mexico or anybody else, for an; cause, or without any cause for tha matter, and will furnish him wit! the arms and ammunition, and wil back him up in it, he will be gla< to do it for him. His One (ireat Trouble. The road question is the only ques tion that ever gave the negro an; real trouble, but that was when In was subject to road duty, and happil; for him. that burden has also beei shifted to the white man. and th vrkoHc r?t* Hip npltn arp now beim worked by taxation, and all he ha to do is to pack them down after the are constructed. Neither does the levee or the wan of a levee bother him. That is som more of the white folk's trouble. I we have an overflow, or do not liav one, it is all right with him. If w do have one. he is the first to have ; boat and get out into it and paddl around from morning until nigh with the blessed assurance that tlier will be no more work done while i lasts, and that he will draw his ra tions from his landlord or fror the Government, and sometimes both until it subsides. Whenever a negro tires of countr; life he moves to town, acquires ; charcoal bucket and a tailor's goose forms an alliance with some whit man's cook, and with his living thu assured, opens a cleaning and press ing establishment. He then gets ou Monday morning and gathers in th< Sunday clothes of the white clerk of the town, and after wearing then himself every night during the week he gets up early Saturday morning and treats them to a gasoline bath flattens them out with a red-hot iroi and rushes them home to their own ers. so that they may wear theii Sunday, collects $1.50 for his ser vices in their behalf and goes on hi way rejoicing. But should there b any special occasion in town on Satur day night which he wishes to attem hp hnlds hack the best suit that hi happens to have on hand and wear it to that, and carries it home Sun day morning, if he happens to wak< up in time; otherwise its owner cai lay in bed over Sunday, and he wil bring it back some time the folio win; Monday. If perchance his fancy does no run to cleaning clothes, he gets him self a gasoline stove and other para phernalia wherewith to defeat th vagrant statute, and sets up a lund counter, where he serves all such a care to come his way, irrespective o race, color or previous condition o servitude, with hamburgers, hot cat fish and beef sausage and some swee spirits of fermenti on the side. Bu should neither of the vocations ap peal to him, he usually opens a col ored barber shop with a pool roor and crap table in the rear. Back, But Not to Stay. As soon as the city authorities be come obnoxious to him, however, h again goes back to the quiet county life, usually right after the Christma holidays, and joins himself to a cot ton planter, and by his certain writ ten contract, duly executed in du plicate, obligates and binds himsel to cultivate and gather a crop of cot ton on the land therein describe and on the strength thereof, proceed to eat up anywhere from $5 to $30 worth of grub while he is waiting fo the ground to get in shape to plougli and it very frequently happens tha when the trees begin to bud an when the birds begin to sing, Mi Negro is seized with wanderlust, an suddenly disappears, and the peopl who once knew him know him n more forever. Every Delta town als has it full quota of negro womer who, like the lily, toil not, neithe do they spin, yet the Queen of Sheba in all her glory was never clad lik unto one of them. Surely the negro is fearfully am wonderfully made, and his ways ar past finding out. Three White Slavers Sentenced. Savannah, Ga., December 12.?I: the United States court this mornim juage waiter 15. sneppara sentence' three white slavers to the federa prison in Atlanta. Allen H. Youn; and Charles Crosby, young men wel known in Savannah, were each givei a sentence of one year and one day They induced Marguerite Slagle am Mrs. Nellie Strange, then Nelli Frank, to come to Savannah fror Jacksonville in May, 1912, for im moral purposes. Young's sister wa in court when he was sentenced am created a scene. She had to be re moved. John, alias Jack Derbyshire was sentenced to one year and a da; for bringing Mrs. Emily Kalman t< Savannah from West Brownsville. Pa Eugenics. Susie (aged six): "And when w< grow up we'll be married, won't we Tommy?" Tommy (sadly): "Xo, Susie, can't marry into your family. You papa has weak eyes and your aunti< has spasms."?Free Lance. DO IT NOW y 1 Bamberg People Should Not Wait 1 Until It Is Too Late. The appalling death rate from kid* * ney disease is due in most cases to the fact that the little kidney troub-les are usually neglected until they be come serious. The slight symptoms y often give place to chronic disorders e and the sufferer may slip gradually in. to some serious form of kidney com piaini. If you suffer from backache, head-, e ache, dizzy spells; if the kidney se? cretions are irregular of passage and s unnatural in appearance, do not dey lay. Help the kidneys at once. Doan's Kidney Pills are especially t for kidney disorders?they act where e others fail. Over one hundred thout Band people have recommended them. Here is one of many cases in this e vicinity. e D. J. Pelk, Main St., Bamberg. S. C., a Bays: "Doan's Kidney Pills procured e at the People's Drug Co. have been t used in our family for kidney come plaint and backache and have brought t great benefit. 1 am confident that Doan's Kidney Pills are a good kidney medicine and act just as represented." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 ' Cents. Foster-Milbura Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United V States. a Remember the name?Doan's?and s, take no other. e ZZZZZZZHZZI s TAX NOTICE. The treasurer's office will be open t for the collection of State, county, e school and all other taxes from the s 15th day of October, 1913 until the 15th day of March, <1914, inclusive. 1 From the first day of January, ? 1914, until the 31st day of January, ?-1914, a penalty of one per cent, will ho arlHoH tn nil nnnnirl tavpc TTrnm ' the 1st day of February, 1914, until 1 the 28th day of February, 1914, a - penalty of 2 per cent, will be added (i to all unpaid taxes. From the 1st day of March, 1914, until the 15th day of March, 1914, a penalty of 7 " F per cent, will be addea to all unpaid 1 e taxes. ] THE LEVY. 1 For State Purposes 5^4 mills ^ e For county purposes 5^ mills Constitutional school tax....3 mills For public schools 1 1 mill " For roads Vz mill e rj Total 15^4 mills I SPECIAL SCHOOL LEVIES. p. Bamberg, No. 14 9 mills s Binnakers, No. 12 ' 3 mills Buford's Bridge, No. 7 2 mills t Clear Pond, No. 19 2 mills - Colston, No. 1 8 2 mills Cuffie Creek, No. 17 2 mills Denmark, No. 21 6% mills e Ehrhardt, No. 22 9 mills II Fishpond, No. 5 2 mills s Govan, No. 11 4 mills f Hutto, No. 6 2 mills Hampton, No. 3 2 mills Hey ward, No. 24 2 mills % - Hopewell, No. 1 3 mills t Hunter's Chapel, No. 16 4 mills t Lees, No. 23 4 mills _ at: J O O milli. JAlIUWitv, i>u. ?, u rnuio " Oak Grove, No. 20 2 mills - Olar No 8 9 mills a St.John's, No. 10 2 mills Salem, No. 9 3 mills Three Mile, No. 4 2 mills All persons between the ages of twenty-one and sixty years of age, except Confederate soldiers and saile ors, who are exempt at 50 years of y age. are liable to a poll tax of one s dollar. Capitation dog tax 50 cents. All persons who were 21 years of " age on or before the 1st day of Jani uary, 1913 are liable to a poll tax f of one dollar, and all who have not made returns to the Auditor, are re- . quested to do so on or before the d 1st of January, 1914. s I will receive the commutation 0 road tax of two ($2.00) dollars from r the 15th day of October, 1913, until ' the 1st day of March, 1914. i. G. A. JENNINGS, t Treasurer Bamberg County. d a G. MOYE DICKINSON e INSURANCE AGENT o Will Write Anything Fire, Tornado, Accident, Liability, Casualty, in the strongest and most reliable companies. e My Motto: "Buy What I Need d in Bamberg, and From Those e Who Patronize Me. " 'Phone 10-L, or at Oil Mill | BAMBERG, S. C. | PI PORTABLE AND STATIONARY Engines AND BOILERS Saw, Lath and Shingle Mills, Injec* tors, Pumps and Fittings, Wood e Saws, Splitters, Shafts, Pulleys, n Belting, Gasoline Engines S LARaESTOCK LOMBARD 3 Foundry, Machine, Boiler Works, - Supply Store. !, AUGUSTA. GA. y ???????? > S. G. MAYFIELD. W. E. FREE. MAYFIELD & FREE Attorneys-at-Law BAMBERG, S. C. '9 Practice in all the Courts, both I State and Federal. Corporation r practice and the winding up of esa tates a specialty. Business entrust" ted to us will be promptly attended to. f MAKE THE ^lfig??Sl| MERRIEST CHRISTMAS |jjgj| Ghristmas, with its gc children will never go out of ing time. But if you have b all year you can spend a fe^ will make lots more Merry ( the bank. Suppose you give AGGOUNT for Ghristmas. Make OUR ban We pay 4 per ce pounded quarterly < Farmers & Mi BHRHA.R ADMCn i ^nixiyio 1 iT LOW PRICES AN I I have them in sizes froi that are adapted to all kj cotton, grain, trucking, character of soils: sand ] and clay subsoils. Some sonal effects, ranging in; acre. Your inspection is awaits you. Apply or sen Also Some fine Valu J. T. O'NEAL, F BAMBERi Wanted^^ n 1- ^ r, very persun who ims ? ut an acoount with us. When the bank, you will not speu if it is in your pocket. Th and then you will have a de We pay 4 per cent, in teres PEOPLES BANK - I What Will Th If you are a farmer, you lating, hoping and worrj general, over the countrj Have you ever stopped vest of your life's work away part of your mone, old age and misfortune? An investigation will c< would be an ideal place safely. It's a good plan 1 strong banking connectio row one of these days; y for you, on good security out any red tape. Drop you're in town. Make th have to do business everj "hello." REMEMBER US WHEN WE'LL REMEMBER YOU 1 Ehrhardt Ban! Capital and Surplus $27,000.00 #? ??t ?ft | Why Not ?? Furnish your home with ] \\Z niture, thereby making and your children will w; quit loafing on the streei will soon save enough in t ? you buy of us. Our line o ?? Rockers, Springs, Wash l\Z boards, Tables, Mattresse 5? fact anything in this line, ?* a/.d our prices are more find in most stores in tl | KITCHEN AND F/ ?? We also handle all kinds l\Z want a new cooking or h tl? else for the kitchen, or ar I; it will be time well spent .y. buying. We also have a s Glass suitable for Christm ili OUR TWO STORES A FOR THE HOME. I I G. 0. SI Tfc HARDWARE AND FURXITURI TmHT )od cheer and its joy for ther fashion. It is money spendeen BANKING your money n dollars and not feel it. It' * 1 3hristmas to have money in j your wife or child a BANK k YOUR bank snt. interest, comon savings deposits srchants Bank or, s. c. OR SALE D ON EASY TERMS , 4 n 35 aeries to 1,000 acres, * nds of farming1; for corn, and stock raising, with Loam, Norfolk, or yellow, ! with stock and all per- . price from $10 to $60 per invited. An opportunity > d for full descriptive lists es In Town Property 'eal Estate Agt, B, S. C. i . ft \ sire to save money to open you dej>osit your money in * d it as foolishly as yon will eredfore, you have saved it; sire to have a large account, it on savings deposits. - - - Bamberg, S. C. P H arvest Be? II . are doing a lot of specu- 11 ring about the crops. In r, the outlook is fine. to think of what the har- j will be. Are you storing I y crop for the winters of ? S on'vince you that our bank i for keeping your funds 'or every farmer to have a u. You may want to bor ve can negotiate the loan \ at right rates and with> in to see us* next time e call friendly?you don't . . j time you come in to say YOU HAVE MONEY AND WHEN YOU NEED MONEY kins: Company Ehrhardt, S. C. ! I S ; ili ili iliiliil; # ft ft ^ C? nice, new, up-to-date Fur- ? j* it so attractive that you ; ? ant to go home early and ? f < ts spending money. You ? ? this way to pay for it if J J j f Bed Room Suits, Chairs, if I Stands, Wardrobes, Side- ? ? s, Rugs, Pictures, and in J I was never more complete t f reasonable than you will ? ? lis or any other section. J J iRMING UTENSILS | of Hardware and if you ?2? 1 j eating stove, or anything 2* iy kind of farming utensil W ; for you to see us before A well ine of Silver and Cut ^ : ] as and Wedding Presents. RE FULL OF GOODS ft* jET US SHOW YOU. X MMONS f I! BAMBERG, S. C. ?t? ili ft tl? ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft O "