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1 want my policy in your best
Thats what a man said to us
a few days ago. We were writ
ing a policy for him.
0 We assured the aforesaid that
* all of our companies are as safe
X as the Bank of England, and
? proved the assertion to his en
Y tire satisfaction too, for this is
^ what he said before leaving.
^ "Well Mr. Hurt, I am satis
* fied that your companies are
V solid."
The J. F. Hurt
I insurance
J Agency,
? Tazewell, Va.
S3.00 PER>YEAf^ .SINGLE-COF't, 2b..
Mr. Geo. W. Ratliff Killed by Moon
On last Friday morning the intelligenct
reached Tazewell that Mr. George W
Katliff, a well known citizen of Kichlands
had been killed by moonshiners on Swords
Creek in Kuesell county. Very few par
ticulars were then given as to how th<
crime was committed.
From a gentleman, who has talked wit!
the only person who was near when Mr
Ratliff was shot, we have learned the fol
lowing particulars: On Wednesday night
the 28th inst., at 10 o'clock, Mr. Ratliff it
company with Mr. Wayne Ferguson, wh<
is a special agent in the revenue service
left Richlands, with the avowed purposi
of destroying some illicit stills located 01
Swords Creek. They arrivel at their des
tination on Thursday morning, am
shortly after daylight succeeded in raidin
and destroying one small still. The;
then proceeded in the direction of anothe
still, which was located not very far froc
the one which had been destroyed. Afte
going about one-fourth of a mile they dif
mounted from their horses, and Fergnso
stoppet! to lie them. Ratliff began to ail
vance in the direction where the still wa
located, and, when at a distance of som
thirty or fifty yards from Ferguson, wu
shot by unknown parties from ambusb
and was almost instantly killed. Ther
were several shots fired, but the fatal shot
were sent from a double baml shot guu
loaded with rifle bullets or buckshot. Si:
of these bullets Ftruck Mr. Ratlifl in th
face and six in the breast. The place a
whit!: the shooting was done was a wil<
one, covered witli thick brush. Whei
Ferguson heard the reports of the guns In
hollowed for Katliff but got no reply. iTh<
assassins, however, yelled back that the}
had killed Katliff and would give Fergu
Bon the same kind of a dose if he woulc
advance. Mr. Ferguson was, of course,
discreet enough not to go any further,
but returned to Swords Creek Etation, and
Becuring assistaace, a posse went to the
place, where they found Mr. Katliff cold
in death. An inquest was held and it was
decided that he had come to his death by
gun shot wounds inflicted by unknown
parties. The shooting occurred on Swords
Creek, about four miles above where it
empties into Clinch Kiver.
The remains of Mr. Ratiiff were brought
to his home at Kichlands. and on Friday
the 30th tilt., funeral servicestwe:e held in
the Methodist church, conducted by Kev.
Webb, pastor of thechurch. An immense
congregation was present to show respest
to the deceased. He was a Mason and an
Odd Fellow, but was buried with Masonic
bonois. He was a member of Cedar Bluff
Lodge, No. 260, A. F. & A. M. The cere?
monies were conducted by that lodge, as?
sisted by a number of visiting brethren.
Mr. Katliff' was in the prime of life, being
only thirty-eight years old. He left a
wife and five small children. The de?
ceased had a great many friends, and was
an unusually brave man. His death will
be regretted by many. It is understood
that the Government will take prompt
steps to discover the perpetrators of the
foul deed, and bring them to trial and
We are informed that Mr. Katliff would
have received in a few days, if he had
Jived, a valuable appointment in the reve?
nue service.
A Hint to the Wise.
Communicated. 1
Tannersviile, Va.
Mr. Editor :
Please allow me a Bmall space in your
valuable paper. I will Btart out by saying
that I do not desiie to name any names,
but if the "party" from Benbow.who were
over here on a fishing trip in the latter
part of June do not walk up to the Cap?
tains office like men and settle for damage
done to a certain spring house in this
neighborhood, not to mention butter,
cream, etc., taken therefrom. I promise
you that there will be some names named.
We are willing to sctt'e on a reasonable
basis. We are reliably informed that the
"party" did not have a successful fish,
although we heard three distinct explo?
sions, and saw old laurel rise from its bed
as if to meet the clouds. We close, Mr.
Editor, by saying thaf'a bint to the wise is
Yours truly,
j. Underwood,
Mr. C. 0. I ong returned from Bluestone
Dr. Louie E. Pepper, optician and re
fractionist, is in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C Barns, were in
town yesterday shopping
Miss Mary Snidow, of Giles county is
voting her sister Mrs. Dr. U. T. St. Clair.
Mrs. S. J. Thompson and Mr. S. C.
Bowen, of the Cove were in town Tues?
Dodd & Co. in their regular space prove
to you that they have the "best store in
Miss Nannie Greever, of Burke's Gar?
den, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Frank
Jno. E. Jackson in his regular space calls
the attention of the men to the celebrated
"Roig" cigar.
Misses Reha and Gussie Correl, ol
Thompson Valley, were in town yesterday
on a shopping expedition.
H. Bane Barman is at Princeton, W.
Va., this week as a witness in the case 01
Commonwealth vs. James Litz.
Harrisson & Gillespie Bros. advertise
this week the closing out of ladies ant
Misses ready made garments.
Tazewell Supply Company show yot
the superior quality in Mason's fruit jars
Read their ad and profit thereby.
Evangelist J. W. West came to Tazewel
Wednesday and is assisting Rev. J. N
Harnian in his tent meeting.
Miss Mollie White, of White's Forge
Va., is visiting her brother, Mr. W. B. F
White at the Central Hotel.
Miss Bes^ii Coo'.ey, who had been on i
visit to Blue?eld anc Graham for severa
weeks returned to Tazewell Monday.
Miss Maggie Pennington, who has beei
visiting her friend, Miss Etta Hankirrs
returned Tuesday to her home at Penning
ton Gap.
Mr. Rees T, Bowen, of the Cove, anc
his son T. C. Bowen left yeeterday foi
Wythe county, where they go to purcha6<
Mrs. Jennie Katliff and her son Bert
who have been on a visit to relatives a
Abingdon returned to their home at thL
place yesterday.
We can furnish at rock-bottom prices
note heads, letter heads, envelopes, tags
statements and anything you may need ir
the stationer}' line.
Tazewell never does anything by halves
When it starts on any'line it goes ahead
The reports now are that the to ad is tc
have two steam laundries.
Rev. Mr. Sumo,of the Episcopal church,
will preach at Stras Memorial church nex
Sunday, July 9th, morning and night a
the usual hour. All are cordilly invited
We are now furnishing some of the mos
up-to-date visiting cards that can be foum
at any office. Call and see our stylt* an(
get our prices before you have your card:
Mr. J. S. Poindexter who held the post
tton of first Assistant in Tazewell Higl
Schooi last year but who is nowconnectec
with the Chattanooga Medicine Com
pany, is visiting friends in Tazewell.
Mrs. W. T. Gillespie, who had to un
dergo a severe surgical operation some tei
day^ ago, is convalescent. The operatioi
was a very successful one.
Colonel Joseph Harrisson and Win. C
Pendleton, left Monday afternoon for Bns
tol, to be present at the trial of the case o
the Commonwealth va General J. A,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A, Crockett, Mr. anc
Mrs. H. W. Crockett and Miss Matth
Brown, of the Cove, were in town yeeter
day en route to the marriage of Miss Nea!
and Mr. W. J. Crockett.
Dr. M. B. Brown, Superintendent ol
Public Instruction of Petersburg, Va.,
with his wife is spending the Summer ic
Tazewell. They are boarding at Mrs,
James O'Keetfee's.
Misses Bessie and Georgie Thompson, ol
Thompson Valley, Mr. ?. E. Hopkins
and Mr. H. G.Peery, Jr., who had been at
the Hunter's- Alum Springs, at Sassin,
Pulaski county, for several weeks'returned
to their respective homes last Friday.
Messrs. Barnes Gillespie, W. B. F.
While, and Jeff Gillespie, who went to
Missouri to be present at the maniage of
Mr. W. G. Hairisscn to Miss Spencer, got
back to Tazewell last Saturday. They re?
port having a delightful time, and were
much pleased with Missouri.
Judge Frank Nelson of Rustburg, Camp?
bell county, was in town ibis week looking
after the interest of his client G. H. Now
lin, of Lynchburg, in the chancery cause
of First National Bank of Bluefield vs.
Clinch Valley Coal and Coke Company.
On last Saturday morning M13. Marga?
ret Harrisson, who a few weeks ago was
subjected to a very dangerous surgical
operation at Johns Hopkins hospital, got
back home. She was met at the station
by a number of her family and friends,
who were delighted to see her again in
good health.
The fine farm of J. G. Kent, near Max
Meadows, in Wythe county, which was ad?
vertised to be sold on the 28th, ult., waB
not sold. The sale was stopped by an in?
junction, pending the decision of a case in
the Supreme Court of Appeals, which was
submitted at the present term.
The annual district conference for Jeffer
sonville District will convene in the
Methodist church at Graham today. All
the Methodist ministers of this district are
expected to attend, and many others will
be present. Rev. J. S. French, pastor of
the church here, is attending the confer?
ence and there will be no services in his
church next Sunday.
Wm. C. Pendleton, the very versatile
and extra strong writer of the racy read?
ing in the Tazewell Republican, is attend?
ing Gen. Walker's trial .in Bristol. Mr.
Pendleton is by long odds the ablest edi?
torial writer of the Southwest.?Bristol
The citizens of Burke's Garden cele?
brated the Fourth by having a lawn party.
The party was held in Mr. Robt. Meek's J
sugar grove and lasted from A p. m. to 10 j
p. in. After refreshments bad been serv
ecLand the crowd had enjoyed themselves J
with the evenings entertainments, they J
were treated to fireworks by Mr. J. K.
Groseclose and others whose names we
cannot ascertain,
The Best Store
It is a common saying, "my store is the best in
town" and a saying that every body uses.
Well it is not so, it is simply a great big story that
every body knows.
Everybod}' can't have the best store in town ; there g
can be only be one best. Our store is not the best in
town, but we do emphatically assert that no other store
carries better lines of the same class of goods.
We further assert that we sell our wares as cheaply
as any store in Southwest Virginia; quality considered.
We believe we otter better inducements to purchas?
ers of Queensware, Silverware, Books, Sporting Goods,
? and Staple Groceries than any store you are in a babit
of trading at. Make us prove it. Ask our customers
Prices Reduced
On Our Summer Suits and Skirts.
Have a fair assortment of sizes yet, bu1
do not want to carry over a single piece o
these goods; hence the reduction.
all reduced in price, as sizes are broken.
Ladies and Misses
Six Colors, at price of material in them?
made of Chambrays and Gingham.
Good stock of
New lot
in White, Black and Colors.
Best stock Men's, Ladies' and Children's
I have ever shown?also the celebratec
the best in use, and warranted not to injure
the finest leathers.
Store News.
Do you keep in touch with the management of this
store?it's a cash store ? Do you know that I sell goods
.a little cheaper than other stores? It is true. The
reason is, I sell for cash. Saving all of the big and little
losses that accrue from the credit system. Buy for cash?
securing large discounts.
I am offering some big drives in China and Glass.
When you see the goods and hear the prices you will say
"there is a difference between buying and selling for cash,
and buying and selling on time."
Better see about some specials in the stationery and
book departments too.
Like my cool drink service ? Lots of folks do. I sell
a large quantity of refreshing'drinks to regular customers.
Yes you do like my cool drinks, if you have personally
tasted them.
Watches, Jewelry. Glassware, Etc.
Merit Wins!
For proof of the above we refer you to the
great volume of work being turned out from our
Job Department.
Upon merit we have, in a short time, and u
the midst of many competitors, buit up a busi?
ness which we are proud of. Our books show an
increase in each month's business during this year
over the corresponding month of last year, and
the business done during nine months of this
year is larger than that of the whole of 1897.
y Tazewell, Va,
Miss Edith Greenfield, of Baltimore, is
visiting Mrs. J. (J. Buston.
There were four baptisms at the Chris?
tian Baptist church this evening at 3:30. "
Dr. A. L. Tynee, of Fisherville, Va., is
in town visiting ins father Capt. A. J.
Mr. H. S. Surface, who lias been very
ill for several days, is now up and going
around his home.
Just think of it! We nre selling Mason's
machine made fruit jars at 39 cents and
?10 cents per dozen.
J. B. Han kins &<Co.
The "fishermen" were all out on the
banks the Fourth, and from what we can
hear the bass are quite plentiful this season.
Major Joseph Harrisson, of Tazewell
Va., is a very prominent altendant upor
the trial of Gen. Walker.?Bristol News
Revs. W. H. Kelly and J. S. Frencl
left yesterday afternoon to attend the dis
trict conference which begins at Grahan
W. F. Shemaugh, the blind evangelist
of Pulaski City, will preach to-night at thi
tent. Ail are invited as a fine Eermon i
We dont want to carry over one singl
piece of Summer dress goods, therefor
- have reduced prices on all goods of th
kind. J. B. Hankins & Co.
Drs. J H. Crockett and C. T. St. Clai
have entered into a co-partnership am
will practice in the future under the firt
name of Drs. Crockett & St. Clair.
Mrs. Sallie A. Feery.Mrs. N. E. Thomp
son and Miss Dora Thompson*, left Taze
well Tuesday to visit Mrs. (/has. Smith, c
V Graham, who is a niece of Mrs. Thompson
p The trial of Gen. James A. Walker ha
been in progress ever since Monday in th
Hustings court of the city of Bristol, Va,
but very little has been done and we ar
unable to give the full particulars in thi
On Saturday a difficulty occurred a
Riehlands between Henry Barrett, a lum
berman and Henry Lichtenstein, in whici
the latter struck Barrett on the back c
the head and knocked him insensible
Lichtenstein claimed the blow was mad
in self defense.
Ordered for Their Enlistment issued Yes
Washington, July 5.?An order direct
tag the enlistment of ten new regiment
of volunteer infantry was completed thi
afternoon and will he issued tomorrow
The order was drafted after a confereno
this afternoon between the President ant
Adjutant Gen. Corbiu, and directs the re
I cruiting officers to enlist men under tin
law passed March 2, 1S99. These regiment
are to be numbered from 25 to 35, thus re
taming the continuity of the present in
[ fan try organization.
Major Edmund Rice, Third Infantry
was today appointed colonel of the Twen
ty-Sixth, the first selection made by tin
) President. ,
Senator McLaurin, of South Carolina
was at the White House today in the in
lerest of some applicants for commission!
in the new military organization. He wa
given to understand that the Fresiden
. would apportion the officers among thi
several States in the proportion of a cap?
tain and a first lieutenant for each Slate
r irrespective of politices. The higher offi
cers, as has already been intimated, an
to be taken largely from the regular estab
lisbment. It is understood that a strong
effort will be made to reserve the seconc
lieutenancies for the non-commissioned of
ticers who have made good records in ac
tive service, both with the regulars anc
Plate glass Plant to Be Erected al
The United States Plate Glass Co., we
are reliably informed, has about conclud?
ed arrangements for the purchase of the
Matheison Alkali Works at Saltville, Va.,
Our informant also states that the pur?
chasers will build a million and a half dol?
lar plant for the manufacture of American
plate glass.
Thesoda ash, which is made by the pre?
sent plant is a carbonate of soda, and the
later is largely used in the manufacture of
plate glass, also in making soap, &c.
The United Stab? Plate Glass Co., will
continue the manufacture of salt, but this
will be the secondary and not the prime
product of this big concern. The glass
making business will be the chief industry
of this mammoth concern, using as stated
above, the soda ash product of the Alkali
works, and also the excellent quality of
glass producing sand which abounds there.
The present plant covers more than fifly
acres, and the new glass plant to be erect?
ed will occupy fully as much or more
space. The immensity of this concern will
thus be seen. Thousand of mechanics will
be employed and vast quantities of raw
material consumed. Thanks to free trade
and free silver and Biily Bryan, the tariff
on plate glass being only 75 per cent.
?Bristol News.
General Horatio G. Wright Dead.
Washington, D. C, July 2.?Gen. Hor?
atio G. Wright, who made a brilliant re?
cord in the civil war, serving at Gettys?
burg and the campaign in the Wilderness
and around Richmond, died here today,
after an illness of three months. Besides
his fine war record, General Wright
achieved eminence as an engineer, serving
as chief of United States army engineers
from 1879 until his retirement in 1884.
VIRGINIA: In the clerk's office of
the chcuit court for Tazewell
county, June 26th, 1899.
P. W. Hopkins, complainant,
vs. }- In chancery.
Jane Hopkins, defsndant.
The object of this suit is to obtain a di?
vorce a vmculo mutrimonii by the said F.
W. Hopkins from Jane Hopkins, and it
appearing from affidavit on file in said
office that Jane Hopkins is a non-resident
of the state of Virginia, it is ordered that
she appear here within fifteen days after
due publication of this order and do what
is necessary to protect her interest in this
suit, and that copies hereof be posted as
prescribed by law.
A copy; teste : II. Bane Harman.
j. N. Habman, p. q.
Save Money by
. . . Ordering Your Liquors From *
A. Goodman
The Only Wholesale Liquor Dealers in
Overliolt Pine Rye, this is a 10 year old Eastern
Eve, and its medical properties are unequaled,$ 1
Belle of Nelson, Ky., is strictly hand made by old
Old Time Kentucky Rye, a first class article and
will surely please you,.
Old Virginia Glades Pure Rye, good enough for
Imperial Cabinet Rye, a leading and well known
White Malt Rye, 4 year old, pure and equal to
Oufly'a Malt Whiskey,.
North Carolina Corn Whiskey,.
Choice, 5 year old,.
Maryland Apple Brandy,.
Virginia Apple Brandy,.~
Goodman's Private Stock,1860, composed of extra
.50qt$6.00gal select and choice brand of Eastern ryes.$1
Old Velvet Pure Rye,.
1.00 4.00 Baker's Pure Rye, well known for its celebrated
brands,.-. 1
.80 3.20 White Mills Bourbon or Rye, pure, straight and
.75 2.50 Honeymoon Ky., Sour Mash, fine as silk and
smooth as saun,.
.50 2.C0 Standard Commercial Rye,.
White Rye, mellow,.
White Rye, best quality,.
North Carolina Best Corn Whiskey,.
Floyd County Apple Brandy.
Country Made Apple Brandy.
.75 2.50
Write for complete price list. Jugs and packing free. The quality of our goods is the
best the market can afford, and prices within reach of all.
Do You Like Masons?
Mason's are the Best.-^^-^
We are speaking of Mason's Fruit Jars.
Quarts 40cts. per dozeD, Half Gallons 50cts.
per dozen. Will not sell less than one
dozen at the above prices.
contemplating the purchase of stoves and
Furniture may find it to their interest may
find it to their interest financially to visit
our store and hear our little prices talk.
To attend the Gospel Tent
Meeting, on Tazewell Avenue,
which begins this afternoon at
3 o'clock, with choir practice and
a talk by J. W. West. Services
tomorrow at 3 p. in.
Saturday night 8 p. m,
Subject : Eternal punishment
is not a penalty of "Original
Sunday, ii a. m: "Opera?
tions of the Holy Spirit."
Sunday: 8 p. m. "What
must I believe to be saved ?
Monday, 8 p. m: What must
do to be saved ?
Tuesday, 8 p. m : The gos?
pel is God's power to save."
Wednesday, 8 p. m : ' 'Theo?
logical, Social, Financial and
Political hindrances to the Gos?
J. N. Hakman.
june 29th, 1899.
Desirable Farm for Sale.
Five hundred and ten (510) acres of blue
crass land, on Clinch River, in Tazewell
county, Va., part of the old Watkins place.
J. F. Gore.
For information and terms apply to
H. C. Alderson,
March 14, '99. Tazewell.Va.
Fire, Life, Accident, Fidelity, Em?
ployers' Liability, Plate Glass and]
Steam Boiler.
represent none but the very best com?
panies, and will write your Insurance
as Cheap as any responsible company
doing business in this State. Before
placing your Insurance call on them
for rates at their office in the Pobst
Building, or drop them a letter, and
rates will be cheerfully and promptly
furnished. Address all communica?
tions to
Secretary and Treasurer, Tazewell, Va.
P. O. Box 36 Telephone 37.
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to hunt, fish, ride
walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres?
pass on my premises,for tLe law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samuel T. Heninger.
June 22nd, 1899. 6-22-12m
VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's office of the
Circuit Court of Tazewell County May
17th, 1899:
I George Bennett, Complainant, j jn
Mary BenneU, Defendant, /Chancery
The object of this suit is to obtain a
I divorce, UA Vinculo Matrimonii," by the
I said George Bennett vs. Mary Bennett.
And it appearing from affidavit that the
defendant is not a resident of the State of
Virginia, it is ordered that she appear here
within fifteen (lays after due publication of
this order and do what is necessary to pro?
tect her interest in this suit; and that
copies hereof be published and posted as
prescribed by law.
A copy?teste:
V. L. Sexton, p. q.
ROANOKE Salem, Ya.
Courses for Degrees, with Electives.
Also Sub-Freshman and Commercial
i Courses. Library of 22,000 volumes.
I Working Laboratory. Healthful location.
Six Churches?no Bar-rooms. Very
I Moderate Expenses. Aid Scholarships.
' 47th session begins Seit. 13th. Cata
I logue, with views, free. Address,
JULIUS D. DREHER, President.
Trespass Notice.
All persons are hereby warned not to
trespass on our land, known as the J. H.
and Ella B. Claire place, on the ridge,
west of Pocahontas, Va. Any trespass
by driving stock, throwing down fences,
opening gates, disturbing fruit, or other?
wise will be met by a rigid enforcement of
the law.
P. P. Dillon and R. Bryant.
June, 29th. 3-m.
Eyesight Saved.
Many people who have some trouble
with their eyes cannot be fitted by any
kind of glass. The educated Optician and
RefractioniBt, while not treating those
diseases, is, nevertheless, able to diagnose I
the case and send you to an Occulist for
treatment. This service is now offered J
you, free of charge, by Dr. Louis E. Pep- {
per, Optician and Refractionist, who will ;
be in Tazewell for one week, commencing j
July 1st. Consult him about your eyes?
an examination will cost you nothing. He
refers you to the^ medical profession where*
ever he has been.
J -
Special Excursions via Norfolk & West
ern Railway in connection with the Penn
sylvania R. R. July 6th and 20th, August
3rd and 17th, 1899.
Excursion tickets will be sold only for
trains Nos. 4 and 28 on dates of exclu?
sions, good on all regular trains north of
Hagerstown .except Pennsylvania Limited,
and valid to return leaving the seashore
and Philadelphia within fifteen days, in
eluding date of excursion. Rate from
Tazewell $15.60.
A stop-over of ten days will be allowed
at Philadelphia on the going trip, if pas
sengers deposit their tickets with the
Ticket Agent at Broad Street Station,
Philadelphia, immediately on arrival.
Passengers for Atlantic City may use
trains for Broad Street Station, Philadel?
phia via the Delaware River Bridge Route
the only all-rail line.
Passengers for the other points above
named will use regular trains from Market
Street Wharf, Philadelphia,
t, Aug. 17.
Trespass Notice.
All persons are hereby notified not to
trespass on my lands in Wright's Valley,
by cuttine timber, or moving rails on same,
or by gathering fruit or berries on same.
The law will be rigidly enforced against
all persons that disregard this notice.
G 22-99. 3m. M.S. Habmas.
A Stnffalar Characteristic of the
Samoana?An Illustrative
War is savage in its very nature, and
one looks for war among savages to be
peculiarly barbarous. That such is not
always the case among the people of
Samoa is attested by a letter sent from
Samoa by an American gentleman who
recently visited Apia, and who gives a
description of Mataafa's army in caxup
after a battle between the rival claim?
ants to the throne, says Youth's Com?
"We went all about among the huts
where the savages were resting after
the battle and making preparations for
the next fight. It was a very peaceful
scene, for their arms were all concealed
under the mats where the men sat, and
many of the soldiers were accompanied
by their wives and children. They
were amusing themselves by smoking
and beating tom-toms.
"The Samoans are a most amiable
race of savages, and white people arc al?
ways perfectly safe among them.
Everywhere we were greeted with
smiles and friendly nods and the saluta?
tion, Talofa,' which means 'Love to
you,' from men, women and children.
"One instance of their friendly feel?
ing occurred during the big battle. A
white man, who lived in the street
where they were fighting, saw that two
of his horses had strayed out between
the hostile lines. Lie did not want to
lose them, and he did not want to ven?
ture out in the line of fire. So he stuck
a white flag out of his window. Upon
seeing it, both chiefs ordered their men i
to stop firing, and hostilities were sus?^*
pended while the white man went out
and drove his horses to a. place of shel?
ter. Then the combatants went at it
Eight Months Out of Twelve They
Are Dry- and Drifts of San<l
Mark Their Coarse,
It is a distinguishing feature of most
African rivers that they contain no
water for at least eight months of the
year. It is true that water can almost
always be found in a river bed by dig?
ging for it, but in outward appearances
a river is usually a broad belt of sand
lying between high and precipitous
banks. Many and many a coach has
been upset in one of these drifts, as
they are called. The descent is always
steep, frequently so steep that the
brakes cannot hold the coach, says
Gentleman's Magazine.
They start going down at a crawl,
and then the coach gathers way and
goes on with a rush, the mules are
driven into a heap anyhow, and one
wonders that they do not get their legs
broken; but they usually land all right,
while the coach, practically unmanage?
able, goes down like a sort of toboggan,
jumping from stone to stone, and sway?
ing like a ship in a sudden squall, and )
may or may not arrive right side upper-*
most at the bottom. In fact, the pas- s
senger who has gathered his ideas of
coaching from a trip to Brighton or a
drive to Virginia Water, finds that he
has a lot to learn about the subject
whei he gets to South Africa. Still, on
the whole, it was wonderful how few
accidents did occur, and if one consid?
ers that the coaches ran night and day,
and that when there was no moon it
would sometimes be too dark to sec
the mules from off the coach, it reflects
great credit on the drivers.
A Glance at the Interior of a Noto?
rious One That Was Raided
by the Police.
Through one of the most Infamous
of the cafes a Leslie's Weekly writer
went recently, just after the police had
raided it with axes. Tho entire ground
floor was a drinking hell of tawdry ele?
gance. On the second floor was a gam?
bling room reached by devious pas?
sages through heavily barred gates.
Tho upper floors were loding-rooms of
almost unimaginable dinginess and
squalor. Throughout the entire estab?
lishment was a series of signal bells,
peep holes, falling bars and special
locks, and ready exit was given by no
less than four specially constructed and
supposably secret passages. The
rickety old tenement had been made
Into a veritable labyrinth of pseudo
mysterious precautions against the po?
lice. When the police did come the
warning was given by a man stationed
In the street for that purpose?called
appropriately enough a "lighthouse'
?the signal bells clanged, the bars fell,
the special locks slid into place, eyes
blinked at the peep holes and at the last
moment the aroused inmates scurried
through the secret passages into tho
urns of the officers who were waiting
tor them there. That cafe went out of
existence, but others are still doing a
cautious business.
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