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F A L L S C IT Y N R W S
I i The Mysterious i
It Contained an Im por-
Adr#r*!»inf Kate« Display, 13 e*nt* aa luch;
By RICHARD MARKLY ; ;
lutlneu Nolle#«. 6 otntt a ltn#; Por 8ala. Rant,
•«change Want ana Taj Entartalnment No
Hoe«. 5 eta. a Una. Card o! Thanks 60 eta; Laga
■otleaa legal rata«
On tha South Carotin« coaat stand*
Copy for naw ad«, and changes ahoul«l ba «am one of thosr Imposing colonial ei.lt flow
lo Tha Nava not latar than NVednaadar
for which that state Is famous. It
was built during the times when the
southern settler», requiring 1»borer* to
I ssued E very S aturday M orning work on their tobacco plantation», were
lm|>ortlng large cargoes of African ue-
ftroes. who were held »» »laves, it Is
of brick, with large pillars In front,
and. considering Its age. 1» In a re
markable state of preservation. This
la because a recent owner has put It
F O R
S A L E
Like other houses of Its kind dating
back to the seventeenth century. It
Good farm for sale cheap for was built out of the proceeds of ne
cash. Will exchange. Phone 77. groes captured In Africa and sold us
•laves In America But the slave trade
and lrs twin brother, piracy, were
Better insure that auto now. not In that day deprecated us they are,
Don't cost much. See N.N.Christy or, rather, would be. today. He who
built the bouse referred to became oue
N. Main St.
of the most prominent men of his time.
Richard Granville was not his name,
FOR RENT—5-acre tract, all in but In bringing out the antecedents of
fruit, good 8-room house and out his descendants it Is a far safer name
buildings. Apply to Mrs. Mary to use than his own. He began life as
a sailor, visiting every country where
Miller, Falls City, Oregon.
there was trading to be done, and a
few of his older slaves, who were
FOR S A L E -A No. 2 Sharpies house servants and thus enabled the
Cream Separator. Address Box more readily to become conversuut
with his secrets, handed down a tradi
139, Falls City. Ore.
tion that their muster started his for
tune In piracy.
FOR SALE—Seven acres, un Be this as It may. up to the middle
improved, at the foot of Parry St. of the last century hla descendants did
not deny that much of his money bad
Terms. Make best offer. R. H. been made In the slave trade. In Ills
Clark, 225 East 55th St. N. Port old age hla conscience troubled him,
and those who were nearest him said
that he desired to make some repara
Use engraved calling cards and tion for his misdeeds. He had a statue
of himself made of bronze and set it
stationery. Call and see sample up on a pedestal In a bay window of
cards and get prices.
his library. The left hand rests on an
anchor, and the right holds a sextant—
not a mock sextant; a real oue. though
not of brass, but of the same material
as the statue. He left orders that no
headstone should mark bis grave, and
it was supposed that he Intended the
statue as a substitute for one. At any
rate, no one now knows where he Is
Sunday School 10 a. m.
Preaching service 11 a. m.
Different generations of his descend-
Song and praise service 7:30 ants discussed the statue aud wonder
followed by preaching at 8.00. ed at the whim which Jed their progen
itor to erect i t One thing about it ex
Mid-week prayer meeting 7:30 p.m cited special attention. Every morn
Everyone cordially invited to ing the sun, shining In upon It, strikes
the eyepiece of the sextant aud, pass
attend these services.
ing through the tube, casts a solar
Edgar N. Long, Pastor. image on the opposite wall. The tra^k
of this round spot of light changes
with the season, traversing a slightly
different path each day. There is an
Divine Services each Lord's Day other thing that puzzled the ow ners of
the Granville estate. The only In-
Bible School 10 a. m.
scrlptlon on the statue, or, rather, Its
pedestal. Is the date of Richard Gran
Divine worship 11 a. m.
ville's birth. And not only is the date
Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m.
given, but the hour and minute.
Evening Service 7:30 p. m.
Of all topics connected with the
The public is invited to be with statue probably the giving of this mi
nute Information was most discussed
us in these services.
No one who saw It could remember
F. Claude Stephens, Minister. having seen any memorial giving either
the hoar and minute of a birth or the
hour and minute of a death. But one
M E- CHURGH
generation after another passod away,
and no plausible reason for either the
Sunday School 10.00
statue or its singular Inscription was
Morning Worship 11.
During the civil war Elwood Gran
Enworth League 6:30.
ville, the owner of the estate at that
Evening Service 7:30
time, fought for the maintenance of
Bibe study and prayer meeeting the system In the Introduction of which
his progenitor took eo Important a part.
Friday 8, p. m.
Colonel Granville was a religious man
You are most cordially invited and one of those who traced authority
for slavery from the Bible. After the
to attend these services.
war h t returned to his plantation and
A. F. Hanson. Pastor. began to run It anew under the system
that had been born during the struggle.
A few papers that bad belonged to
the original Granville were banded
down through his descendants. They
had been preserved time and again by
different persons, but appeared to con
tain nothing to throw sny light on the
puzzles connected with the writer or
receiver. One day Colonel Granville,
while amusing himself with these doc
uments, read a letter from the founder
of his house to a clergyman, In which
the former said that he would like to
leave at his death a fund for the bene
fit of the negro race In America, but
the time would not come for perhaps
one or two centuries when such a be
quest could be utilized.
Probably the statement had been
read a hundred times by Richard Gran
vine's descendants without, making any
marked Impression. But Colonel Gran-
Title read It at a time when the negro
slave had been just emancipated and
called. I d all the Ignorance induced by
his condition, to citizenship. The
meaning of the statement, “The time
would not come for perhaps one or two
centuries,” was plain to him. More
than one century had passed and
brought the changed conditions. This
led Colonel Granville, who was eager
to help the negro, now that he bad be
come a freeman, onward and upward,
to think of the benefits that would ac
crue from such a bequest as was men
tioned In the letter.
Then suddenly two connected Ideas
entered Colonel Granville's brain. The
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Af The Churches
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first was; Might not the writer havp
oeoretly tarried out hts Inteutlou. leav
ing a fund for the purpose that wouM
turu up a century or two after hla
death? Aud might not the statue have
something to do with Ita looatlouJ
Though he did not know It. be bad
made a mental leap bridging a eeutury
since hla ancestor's death. He deter
mined to make a study of the statue
aud everything that pertained to It.
Every morning he devoted au hour to
sitting before the bronze, looking at it
aud thinking about it. l'orhapa be
funded that by thus meutoUy dwelllug
upon It through some spiritual process
the secret would lx) Imparted to him
The Inscription engaged his ntteutlon.
but be could make uothtng of It. And
yet there must hare been an object lu
puttlug It there alone, and especially
with the hour and minute of birth.
Oue meriting Colouel G r a n v i l l e wa*
..sitting, as usual, studylug the statue
The sun start was crawling slowly over
the wall as It had been travellug year
In and year out for ItX) years. The
colouel was watching it as he bad of
ten watched It before. A third new
Idea came to him. Might not this sun
spot have some meaning?
There seem to be two kinds of Ideas
In the hurnau brain, those that are
original or parent Ideas ami those that
are offspring The present case la an
Illustration. The conception that tho
sun spot might have some meaning
was In a measure original (though ev
erything. after all. Is but a link lu an
eternal chain!, and If suggested anoth
er Idea—vU, Might not there be a con
nection between the sun spot and the
date of birth on the statue?
Colonel Granville sprang from his
chair. He was confident that he bad
made an Important discovery. XVhat
that discovery would lead to was an
other matter. He had little expecta
tion that It would work out his first
conceptions which had come from the
letter he had read, but be hoped it
might solve the mystery of the statue
and the date Inscribed upon It. He
was not long In Inferring that on the
day. hour and minute recorded on the
statue the sun spot would rest on a
part of the wall which would give
some Information or Injunction Intend
ed by the man who had erected the
The Inscription gave the year, which
could be of no Importance since the
sun traverses the same apparent path
annually; the day, June 17; the hour,
10 o'clock, aud the minute, the twen
ty-fifth. In other words, If this were
the true explanation, on June 17, at
twenty-five minutes after 10 o'clock,
the tosltlon of the sun spot would
mean something. It could not refer to
10 o'clock at night for an obvious rea
It was early In April when Colonel
Granville bit upon this possible ex
planation. Nearly two months of wait
ing would be necessary before the spot
would reach a position ccrresi>ondlug
with the date. The eclonel, too Impa
tient to defer Investigation for what
seemed to him so long a period, was
eager to get a computer to come and
calculate where the spot would be on
the given day. But he knew of no one
at hand who would be able to make
the calculation. Besides, he had no
desire to suffer the obloquy such an
act would cast upon him, for when he
stopped to think he was forced to ad
mit that no more chimerical Idea could
enter the bralu of man.
So he was obliged to wait and while
waiting planned an excuse for what
he proposed to do. He determined to
make a hole In the wall where the sun
spot rested on the 17th of June at
twenty-five minutes past 10 in the
morning, and he proposed to tell the
household that be was looking for a
convenient location for n chimney he
was thinking of building Every day
after that the colonel watched the
movement of the spot with keen Inter
est, and at the end of a month he
could calculate pretty nearly where It
would fall on the 17th of June. How
ever, he waited till the date came
Now, on the 17th of June the sun
stands very high, practically at the
highest point during the year. Con
sequently the spot was at the lowest
point. In fact, It rested on the floor.
The colonel bored a hole In the floor
ing, Inclining It from the sextant to
the point of the spot's contact, and, In
serting a tube, noted a place in the
cellar where the line of vision pro
longed would strike. Then one night
when the household was asleep he
went into the cellar with a lantern, a
pick and a spade and began to dig
He had cut through the cement bot
tom of the cellar and dug down exact
ly ten feet when be struck masonry.
It was not very well put together, and
he 60 on loosened the upper stones,
coming to an open space. In this was
an iron box or safe, such as was used
many years ago. A blow of the pick
knocked off the cover, and there lay a
mass of gold coins. On the coins lay
a paper, which Colonel Granville road.
His Idea derived from the letter writ,
ten by his ancestor was correct. Here
was a chest containing a mixture of
English, Spanish and other gold pieces,
with a will bequeathing the treasure to
found an Institution for the ameliora
tion of the negro race.
Colonel Granville replaced the earth
over the treasure and left it to think
out the problem before him. 8uch a
bequest coming from the original tes
tator would be absorbed In legal te< b-
nicalltles. Besides, Granville would
not like the notoriety attached to bring
ing out so many old coins—coins that
be knew came from the price of slaves
and probably the loot of piracy. He
resolved to say nothing about this
strange request, but to dispose of It
piecemeal and erect In his own name
the Institution for which it was intend
ed. This Intention he carried out, and
many a negro la now being educated
with the money derived from tha sale
of hla ancestors.
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