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IUL MOTiOW WOUKt MO HAtiSMIO
The Conquest of the River.
t had a large quantity >'of am
munition and my general Iwolo and
X planned our mode of Battle. One
day whilst X was maneuvering my i
canoes near the island I was sur
prised to see quite a number of
canoes coming down stream some
of them flying the French flag. 1
gave them a royal salute, and pull
ing back to the Island, the soldier
in charge of the party told me
graphically of the doings of the ex
pedition und°r Count de Brazza,
which except for the battle with
the savages of the Ilige district had
been a complete success.
The country lie said was quite a
good one to live in and all w>as go
ing well. He had been sent down for
supplies and would return when he
The Enemy Advances.
1 now explained what had hap
pened to me and my expedition, he
knew I was following de Brazza as
quickly as I could, and to be cut in
such a shape reflected little credit
on Sinclair. At this he smiled and
said as we were speaking french II
manque Taudace or some words of
this kind but to me the words He
had a yellow streak would have
sounded much better and given a
truer picture of Sinclair.
I received a despatch from Apa
que a few days iater saying Ngogu
dema had started up stream with a
large number of canoes in two sec
closes and Is made of red parrot
feathers, they were all painted In
the colours of the Bimvool red and
yellow and looked formidable.
We opened up our fire slowly and
old Iwolo who had the glasses gave
us orders from the bow of my canoe.
Our fire soon began to have a tell
ing effect but they were no cowards
and two large canoes even made a
break for us. This was just what wc
wanted. Iwolo tendered Cease Fire
and we made off keeping our dis
tance. Tlirec other large canoes now
came out followed by others In
quite a long line.
We had them nearly in the mid
dle, of the river before \ye turned
and opened a brisk rifle fire on
them. No. 1 canoe taking the near
est, No. 2 the next and so on; My
boat being the last and nearest I
had more than a good chance of
using my two big revolvers two
handed. They suffered terribly but
held on. These were men.
A Plea for Truce,
A signal was given from the bank
and they all turned tail making for
shore and dropped like skittles.
Many of them jumped into the
water and swam for shore or were
drowned. Iwolo now pointed to a
tree where he said a man was snip
ing with a rifle, I took the glasses
and found him and dropped him
with a long six-shooter. The rifle
fell in the water and he I would
collect in spite of his agreement
Tiie two men confronted one
another, a smoldering hatred
n their eyes engendered by
he, women who stood between
1 . and he also heard that he had
a! j despatched quite a large hegi
i..cnt of his warriors by land but
did not head what his intentions
were. He would keep me advised
however as he was keenly watching
from his side of the river.'
The Battle Begins.
Two days after this ail Inenga
salt trader was fired on from am
bush on the Mpan2we side of the
river about 20 miles below Isange
Island and had four of his men
killed and several wounded and was
forced to return to Inenga. The
bait had well started and I kept
well out of sight in the mouth of a
creek on the south bank. I had left
the island. Here the river was wide
and had a big curve to ifhe south
and this we had picked out as an
ideal place for our battle.
Early in the morning a messenger
arrived by land telling me that the
hostile chief and his canoes were
travelling leisurely and would be due
to arrive about midday. We kept
strict watch and passed our time
spinnnig yarns and enjoying our
selves when our look out announced
the coming of the cannibal fleet.
In a little while we had a view of
it from our hiding place. On they
came three deep keeping near the
bank. My boys were already in the
canoes and we had with us two na
tive women the wives of traders. I
thought it was best for them to go
to the Okelli village which was not
lar away ana wait till things were
over. But they flatly refused they
would stay with their men folk. The
enemy's canoes were now nearly op
posite to us. And with the glass from
the bush we could see men wear
ing red feather toppings. One of
these was the chief.
A few words to all to obey Iwolo
my general were all the instructions
and swiftly making for mid river
we turned slightly and stopped still
within two hundred yards range
and the battle commenced.
“These Were Men”
Although the shooting of the
Mpangues was too far to do us any
harm still potlegs, etc. once in a
while hit our canoes which were a
perfect protection as we all knelt
ou one side throwing the canoe
side next to the enemy high out of
the water; we kept broad side on
and a canoe length apart.
One of Uie cannibal canoes con
tained several warriors who had red
feather top knots and these we
thought were the chief's body guard.
A fighting chief wears one of these
(head-dresses) which opens ud and
And if I had a chance, I would pay
back the Cannibal Chief for his in
I took the glasses again, there
were many who had climbed ashore
were firing from the bush but were
doing no damage. There were two
canoes adrift. Their crews who were
not killed must have been hiding on
the canoe bottoms. I told old Iwolo
to cease firing but he laughed say
ing you want an open river these
men you are fighting are stopping it
what do you say.
At this w’e ceased fire and Iwolo
who had a loud voice called I have
heard you, now speak quickly. The
voice answered saying White man,
you have beaten us what do you
want of as. I had previously in
structed Iwolo and told him I want
ed legal rights with Ngogudema and
! the Bimvool. Give us time to speak
they said. Iwolo consented. We could
hear them arguing and after a while
he cried in a. loud voice, Answer
now, or continue the battle, we are
not children. Now they answered
that they had not understood.
I then told them equal rights for
everyone to come and go by water
where he likes without your inter
ference. The question came, And
what of the Bimvool, shall we also
go unmolested? We answered, Yes,
on your own side of the river, I have
nothing to say about the other
uaiiK, ubi is opaques, xnen give us
time. We agreed. Afer a while the
word came. We are willing. We an
swered we have heard you. Now we
will leave you to do as you please.
The Old Chief.
We commenced to pull up stream
when loud voices called. Stay yet
and listen, the Chief wishes to
speak. We slowed up again and
Ngogundema the paramount chief
of the Mpangues of the Qgowe
spoke. We llstcn|d, the words came
slowly and were barely audible. He
said he had listened and hoped he
had understood what we said.
A Mean Revenge.
When were were all well away we
pulled up on the south bank. And
we all drang to our luck which had
been truly great and would be talk
ed of for all time. We now made
merrie and cooked a good meal we
had nothing else. to do. After this
we went back to Isange Island. As
we neared this we could soe many
canoes pplling from it going shore
ward. A little nearer we could see
: smoke rising from the point, our
I time to save it. Dried brushwood
had been nlaced around tha nalli
sade and this was easily pulled out.
camp was on tire.
We hurried up and were Just hi
Whilst all we lost w as the powder
hoit*e which was small. These were
the men sent by the Mpangue chief
to attack us on land but having
heard of their defeat had taken a
(To be continued.)
Of Current Week
Economies Club Meets. Mr. Jake
Fortenbury Til. Sunday Visitors
At Mr. Royster’s.
(Special to The 8tar.)
Fallston. May 27.—The Home!
Economics club met Friday after- j
noon at the club room with sixteen!
members present. Mrs. Wallace j
made a delicious strawberry short i
cake and gave a very helpful talk !
on time saving and refrigeration of
Mr. and Mrs. Grier Martin and
brother, Warren Martin were the
dinner guests of their parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Royster Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eber Champion and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. Char
lie Bridges of Lattimore Sunday.
Miss Ella Gantt of Belwood Is'
spending several days this week with ,
her cousin. Miss fluth Boggs.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Beam and
little daughter, Katherine, visited
their parents. Mr. and Mrs. George j
Beam of near Flay.
Mr. Grady Royster of this place!
accompanied by Mr. Mills Cornwell j
of near Lawndale and Prof. Clar- j
jence King of Waco left Tuesday!
j morning for an extended tour Of the'
west. They plan to be gone several!
Miss Rhea Lattimore and Miss
Clara Williams spent the week-end
with Misses Minnie and Juanita
Mull of Toluca.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Warllck
visited Mr. and Mrs. Zimirt Warllck
of near Flay Sunday afternoon.
Miss Martha Sue Royster who1
underwent an operation two weeks
ago ait Lincolnton hospital return- J
ed to her home Sunday.
Mrs. Robert Strickland of Four
Oaks Is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Mattie Barbour of this place.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Bridges and
children, Clara Lee and Durham,
visited Mrs. Will Turner of Shelby
Mr. and Mrs. Latham Wilson and
little son, Bobby Gold, visited Mr.
and Mrs. Claud Stamey Sunday.
Mr. Jake Fortenbury is very ill at
Among the many visitors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Roy
ster Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs
Summie Spangler and little daugh
ter, Mabel Frances, of Shelby; Mr,
and Mrs. Paul Allen and children
and mother, Mrs. Ida Allen, of near
Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hoyle
and family and Mrs. and Mrs. Cle
tus Royster and family.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Linker and
Mrs. Hoke Linker and children of
Concord spent Sunday with Rev.
and Mrs. E. E. Snow.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Elliott and
sons, J. F. and James, of Waco, vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Adlai Elliott Sun
Mrs. John Gantt spent the week
end with her sister, Mrs. Lou Craw
ley of Morganton.
Mr. and Mrs. Fields Tony and
their mother, Mrs, W. A. Gantt were
the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Hoyle Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lee of Lat
timore and Misses Macie and Madge
Spurling of Shelby visited Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Lee Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beam vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McCraw of
Union, S. C„ Sunday.
Miss Ola Boggs is spending sev
eral days this week with Miss Mur
Dysentery with children need
not be at all dangerous if
treated upon first symptoms.
Mothers for more than a gen
eration have put an end to
stomach and bowel disturb
ances of their children by
keeping handy a bottle of
Anti-Ferment. It settles the
stomach, soothes the pains,
prevents violent paroxysms,
tends to regulate the bowels
and in the end may avoid
Colitis and more serious trou
bles. It is harmless and non
narcotic but a relief for Dys
entery, and Diarrhea and di
gestive disorders due to upset
stomach and bowels. It may
be obtained in separate for
mulae, for adults 75c or for
children 60c at all drug stores.
Keep it ready for emergenc
Must Live His Life in Cell
Only 17 years, old and a high school boy of Haverhill, Mass., Rusaall
Noble, at left above, must spend the remainder of his life behind the
cold gTay walls of State prison for the murder of Mrs. Clara E .C. I
Ellis, wealthy Haverhill widow. The youth, shown being escorted 1
from the county jail to the courthouse to plead guilty to second dft- i
gree murder, has started his term which will only end with death. '
lei White of Casar.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lewis and Mr.
and Mrs. James Lewis were the
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Gantt Sunday.
Miss Minnie Royster is spending
this week with her brother, Mr W,
A. Royster and Mrsju^ster.
Mr. and Mrs. N?W!s Sigmon vis
ited their parents, Mr, and Mrs. W.
H. Sigmon of Davidson Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Audy Fortenbury
and son. Oscar, of Gaffney, Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Fortenbury and son.
George, and Mrs. Frank Hester and
daughter, Fay and Gertrude, of
Shelby visited Mr. Jake Fortenbury
Mr. Marion Gantt and Miss
Josephine Gantt were the dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Leath
erman of Vale Sunday.
Miss Bertha Willis, who is a re
cent graduate of the nurses train
ing course at the Rutherfordton
hospital is at home for a two weeks
M.lss Roberta Royster entertained
Wednesday evening in honor of her
cousin, Mrs. Grier Martin, a recent
One very serious disadvantage of
the machine age for a lot of us is
that we have to ,worry along with
last year’s model.
The inventive genius of legislators
is sorely taxed by the necessity of
inventing new taxes.
Events Of Week
Rev. W. E. Furcron and Family \r»
Moving to Rock Hill. Jake
Hambrlght Is III.
iSpeclal to The Star.)
Grover. May 28 —Dr. and Mrs. Ct
O. Moss of Cllffside, spent a part of
last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Mrs. Carrie Johnson and son Mr
Boyce Turner of Charlotte, spent
the day Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Turner. They were accompan
ied home by W. E. Turner Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Hambrlght are
confined at their home on Bob
Vance street with Illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Powell spent
Sunday with Mrs. Powell's parents,
Mr, and Mrs. R. L. Pinkleton.
Miss Addie Moss, a patient at the
Ruthcrfordton hospital is Improving
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Crisp returned
home Saturday night from an ex
tended trip to Near Orleans.
Miss Odessa Moss who has been
teaching in the Polkvllle school is
Mrs. Fannie Bell and daughter
Miss Vera attended the singing at
the Mount Parln church Sunday.
59c bottle ■Or. West Anti
septic Mouth Wash
50c Dr. West Tooth
Brush — Both for
50c Coty’s Shaving
50c Package Probak
Blades — Both for
2 For the price of 1—
Sells For $1.00
One Gallon Capacity
Try to duplicate thi
Sells regularly at $1,50
We Fill Any Doctor’s
PHONE US FOR SERVICE
Cleveland Drug Co.
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Mrs. C. N. Feree, Mrs W E. Turn- !
;r were shopping In Shelby Monday |
Mr. W. E. Furcron and family
are moving to Rock Hill, 8. C.
Mtws Marjorie Crisp and Mary
MeSwaln students of Appalachian
state teachers college at Boone arc
spending their vacation with home
Mrs. Maggie Wesson Is spending
this week with relatives In the Earl
Miss Mayme Hambrlght has been
sick for some time but Is much 1m
proved at this writing.
Kirs. James Melton of Albemarle
Is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs
Miss Ola Westmoreland formerly
of Orover is graduating as a nurse
at the Presbyterian hospital in Char
lotto this w?eek
Little Julie Crisp is visiting her
aunt Mrs. John Shephard In Green
ville. S. C.
Mr Jake Hambright w ho has been
quite 111 for Some time has returner^
home from th Charlotte sanatorium
His condition Is considered very
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