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GROWN old and tired of adven
turing, Alfred Aloysius Horn, who
had traded on the rivers of Af
rica before Livingstone and
Stanley, finds refuge In a flop
house at Johannesburg in the
Transvaal and earns his living
by making and peddling wire
kitchen utensils. One day he
called at the home of Ethelreda
Lewis, famous South African
novelist, and she induced him to
write the story of his early life
Tfte famous book “Trader Horn,”
a best-seller all. over the w’orld
was the result of his writing and
her editing. In his story, w’hich
is appearing serially in this
paper for twenty-one issues,
Trader Horn tells of adventures
with savage beasts and wild can
The quaint spelling of Trader
Horn and his habit of rambling
away from his story to tell of in
teresting details of his former
life add to the chann of the nar
Initiated Into The Native Rites.
Having given you a slight idea of
the character of natives who in
habited the Gaboon I will describe
to you if possible how the white
traders as well as the natives were
situated under the French govern
It must be remembered that at
the time of my first few years on
the Coast the French were not as
friendly and could naturally not be
so to the Germans as they were to
the Britishers. The sting of their
great defeat at Sedan tvas still
green In their memories and this
fact was a great help to us English
traders, as the big German house of
Carl Woerman of Hamburg who
were the only real opposition, were
straining every nerve to gain pos
session of a fair share of the Trad
er of this part of Africa.
Whilst the British and Gentian
tr >rs were contending for suprem
was uicu uuiuiuuai me must. uau
gerous spot on the coast especially
to small sailing craft.
Leaving Angola we were soon in a
well-inhabited country, and passed
quite a number of villages each day.
The Camilla boys occupied the
south bank of the river and on the
north bank were Evilis and Shek
hanis. Further up stream we passed
Galwa and Okelly villages and then
came to M'pangwe towns both on
the right and left bank. The natives
all cheered us crowding the banks
as we passed.
On the point of an Island we now
had a view of Carl Woerman's
splendid depot where there were
large numbers of natives trading at
the time. In a few minutes we drew
up at the Pier of Hatton and Cook
son's trading depot and were re
ceived by the agent in charge. Mr
Sinclair. All were busy in no time
'landing and checking cargo and in
j'a few days the steamer Pioneer de
parted with a full cargo made up
of Ivory, Ebony, Ball-rubber, also
Tongue and Flake rubber.
' Mr. Sinclair was a tall well made
I Scotchman from the Orkney Is
lands and was a hard worker; he
had an assistant named Mr. Sur
rey who took fever shortly after I
landed and died. I had full charge
of the ivory' and India rubber which
came in and I must say we did dou
ble the trade than the Depot at
Gaboon. On the arrival of the new
bookkeeper named Gibson and
most of the trade being over on
account of the fall of the liver, .1
was put to work surveying the
Ogowe, carefully noting the posi
tion of the main river channels
from the mouth to 100 ini las above
the trading station.
On His Own.
I was pleased to leave Adoniman
go, as I was completely my own
master. Following the main chan
nel of the Ogowe river was a huge
picnic. I had charge of the river
trade and visited most of the up
and across traders, taking stock of
“And they initiated me into the
rites of Egbo, the Spear Thrower of
the Black Goda, and I was a blood
brother to cannibals.”
acy In the Ivory and rubber trade
tlie French trade was insignificant j
compared to these two Giants of
Commerce. The feeling between the
British and German races to each
other and trade rivalry made no
difference in their friendship to
each other. Both took their success
or defeats ill gaining trade in a
good-hearted, sportsmanlike man
ner, and when the day’s work was
over visited each other and even
cracked Jokes as to thr.ir various
mistakes and vied with each other
in hospitality. Mostly from Ham
burg, they were a fine lot of men.
M'pangwes and Coringus.
By far the greatest number of
natives who occupied Equatorial
Africa were M’pancwes arid their
territory was immense, stretching
from the coast and following the
north bank of the Ogowe river into
Central Equatorial Africa, yet un
known. They paid tribute to no
man and were entirely free in every
sense, and did not know or care
about the Frenchmen as the great
majority ot them had never seen a
white man, whom they looked upon
as a great curiosity.
I have entered many a M’pangwc
village followed by a crowd cf
laughing women and children anx
ious to get a look at a white man
whilst those who happened to be
taken by surprise would clear
quickly out of their houses and hide
behind trees, etc.
Having learnt the ivory and rub
ber trade I was sent to Adimanongo
the furthest up-country post of the
Firm. I boarded the Pioneer, a large
paddle steamer belonging to Hat
ton and Cookson. As the rainy sea
son was now over this was the last
trip this boat could make up the
river for six months or more. Coin
ing to Cape Lopes we entered the
river Ogowe and in a couple of days
anchored off the town of Angola.
Cape Lopes and into river mouth
is inhabited by the Ceringus, .most
ly ‘pirates and slave traders, and
■. ■ ■ .
the amount of rubber, ivory, etc. I
likewise bought many large canoes
big enough for river trade.
I selected a large well-built canoe
and took twenty of the best boys,
six of whom were old experienced
hunters as my crew. I was well fill
ed with rifles and ammunition, food
and trading goods to pay current
expenses with, as money was prac
tically unknowm on the river trade.
I was well, supplied on my first trip
which turned out most successfully
both for myself and the firm 1
I chase early morning for a start
and the sun was not yet visible
when I met Herr Stuff, the repres
entative of Carl Woerraan and Co.,
and discussed matter.;'with him for
a short space of time. The old man
gave me the best of advice, as he
had been a long time with his firm
he knew what he was talking about,
and I found his Fatherly advice did
me a great deal of good. So bidding
a most fond Adieu, I was soon far
away travelling very swiftly along
the river channel.
To the Josh House.
Th^ Ogowe was full of strange
life and sounds at Early dawn, in
fact was a veritable Zoo let loose.
Hippos would scurry from the Pap
pyrus swamps into deep water, croc
odiles would slide from the banks
and clouds of white-winger sea
birds would rise from the banks on
which they laid their eggs and rais
ed their young, having come from
the ocean for this purpose.
By noon we had entered a small
creek Which led to Lake Azingo and
before sunset I was having a good
I hearty supper on the shore of the
imost beautiful lake in the world.
By sundown we arrived at a large
Galwa village, situated on the north
bank of the river. Here was a skyli
house or large Native Josh House,
supposed to contain an Izoga, a
sacred human being who never
died. This Josh house was situated
some distance from the village, and
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as the sacred rites were being held j
at the time no one was allowed j
near It. especially the stranger or'
.the uninitiated. Some ol the boys!
were eager to Join this Josh so I j
i eave them lull permission to do a.
they wished, in fact I was curious la!
| know all about this Josh or God
i man and mentioned this fact to
| their chief. He said X will see what i
can be done, and on his return told
i me that if I waited till the follow
j ing evening I could gingina or be
j received as one of them.
The First White Man.
A special ceremony would be nec
| ossary for a white man, and X would
jbe told what to do, on entering the
Josh House. To this I agreed ana
had the pleasure oX being initiated.
I needed a rest and occupied my- j
self drawing the river chart till the)
evening, the time for mv Initiation
What I saw in the Josh House]
was such a surprise to me that I
shall never forget what took place
These ceremonies always take place
in the evenings. I was told that the
power of Izoga for good or evil was
supreme, and would always help me
to get what I wished. Further I
could Ranga Yasi (swear by saying
Yasi) which meant calling Yasi to
witness what I said, and X would be
believed by all members of the fra
ternity. I was the first white man
to become a member.
j (To be continued.)
The revival services at the Second .1
Baptist church will continue through !
next Sunday and part of next
week. Good crowds have been at
tending the meeting this week and
the preaching of Rev. H E. Wal
drop Is being greatly enjoyed. The
church has received twelve addi
tions thus far in the meeting.
The Sunday school will meet at
9:45 next Sunday with R. H. Wil
son in charge as superintendent.
Preaching services at 11 a: m. and
7:30 p. m. with preaching by Rev.
H. E. Waldrop.
The B. Y. P U s will meet
promptly at 6:30.
Catbirds Are Here;
D. A. Tedder, who watches tor the
arrival of certain birds e’-ery
spring, says that the catbirds arriv
ed Monday and the thrushes will
probably arrive this week. The
thrashers have been here several
weeks and will soon have youn*. The
goldfinches will soon be all over the
court square, as they have been ir.
town some time. He hopes the boys
will have mercy on the birds this
"The trouble with people today,”
says Mrs. Thomas Edison, "Is that
people demand too much luxury.”
Yes, and’another trouble Is that we
don’t get it.—New York Evening,
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Lost Her Double Chin
Lost Her Prominent Hips
Lost Her Sluggishness
Gained Physical Vigor
Gained in Vivacionsness
Gained in Shapely Figure
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North Carolina. Cleveland County.
Having qualified as administrator cn
tne estate of J. T. Poston, deceased, this
is to notify all creditors of the said J. T
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properly proven to the undersigned on or
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This 17th day of April, 1931.
8. M. POSTON. Administrator of
Estat of J. T. Poston. Deceased.
M. R. Weathers, Atty. for Administrator.
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Fake Count's Girl Dupe
Key in Dope Ring Hunt
• • • •
Love of Adventure Which Led Eugenia Moury
from St. Louis to Berlin May Be Means of
Uncovering Activities of Narcotic Smugglers.
,v^ ' Boat?
Drugs'Secreted l» BiW/E
Eugenia Jeanne Moury, 18-year-old St. Louie (Mo.), girl, in quest
• f adventure, sailed to Europe accompanied by a bogue Russian
"Count," whore arrest for passing worthless checks left her stranded
in Berlin. She is returned tcuNew York by the American Consul at
the German capital and discloses to th8 authorities information which
•he gleaned while in the company of the ‘‘Count which may nncevet
new means by which vast quantities of dope is annually smuggled Ints
the United States. She asserts that "Count” Boris Dobrexcinslci was
playing a leading part in a naroctic ring, but customs officials b»rs not
disclosed her revelation of the method used in smuggling.
(Special to The Star.)
April 30.—Everything is mighty
quiet in the community since the
schools huve closed down for the
summer months and the farmers
ire busy planting their corn and
Miss Ruth Ervin of the Zion com- i
inunity was a week-end guest of j
Mr. and Mrs. Lowery' Ahstell. [
Miss Elizabeth Kissiah of Char- j
lotte was the guest over the week- [
end of Miss Edna Thrift.
Misses Madge and Ray McEntlre,i
Harriet and Mabel.. Roberts and)
Victoria Latham and Messrs. Seth!
Mayhew and J. D. Ellis attended n1
farewell party at Mr. Raeford’sj
Davis Wednesday night at Earl.
Mi.Is Lewis Patterson went to
Boone Sunday to attend summer
school. She was accompanied there
by ^fr. and Mrs. Hayne Patterson, 1
jr. They stopped over in Asheville
and spent the night and visited
their sister, Miss Rebecca Austell,
who is in school there.
Miss Edna Thrift re-entered the
Shelby hospital Monday for treat
Mr. Vance King of Charlotte
spent the week-end in the village
Taka Thodford’g Black-Draught|
for Constipation, Indigestion,
«THERE were days
when I felt like I
could not get my work
done. I would get so
nervous and ‘trembly*
I would have to He
down. I was very rest
less, and could not
sleep at night.
My mother advised
me to take Cardul,
and I -certainly am
glad she did. It Is
the first thing that
seemed to give me
any strength. I felt
better after the first
I kept It up
It's also mildly tunny that a man
can get quite a bit of fun laughing
at his passport picture without
realizing that It looks exactly the
way his friends think he looks.—
What are you doing with
your wages? Are you
spending every cent for
things you could d o
without — Or are you
saving a little each week
for those days that are
not so bright and are
sure to come?
Think It Over,
Grit Your Teeth And Go
| We are now opening a
| new series and we urge
| you to come in now and
start as many shares as
you can possibly carry.
They are only 25c per
share per week. Every
share you, carry means
$100.00 to you at the
end of 332 weeks.
Come in and Start
J. L. SUTTLE,
Dorsey’s Final Statement
To The Public
If elected Mayor, I shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen a
regular paid all-time policeman for Eastside and one for South Shelby,
also a reduction in cost of water and lights and taxes, believing that more
can be done than has been, and at less cost, to the taxpayers.
I mention these recommendations only from the fact that I over
looked mentioning them in my platform.
I don’t think it necessary to repeat any portion of my platform, as
I take it that it is a well-known fact as to what T stand for and what I
I especially cater to the lady vote and believe T know the improve
ments they want.
I am not making a person to person canvass for votes, for I do not
believe in such.
I will appreciate a vote from a mill worker, or other laborer, as much
as I would a vote from a banker.
THIS I PROMISE:—
I have been careful not to make a promise, have only agreed to rec
ommend issues to the Board of Aldermen, have not promised a job to any
one—and don't want votes from anyone expecting that, as I think it would
be equivalent to buying votes. But 1 do make this PROMISE, and will
carry it out, regardless of what the Board may say, though I am sure they
would not object even if they could:
I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO
RUN EVERY DISREPUTABLE WOMAN
FROM THE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
Will now leave the matter with you all.
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