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BY JAYNE?, SHELOR, SMITH & STECK. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, OCT. 24, lOOO. NEW SERIES, NO. 134_VOLUME Ll.-NO. 48
JACKETS, CAPES AND CARPETS
We call your special attention to the following :
Ladies' and Children's low and medium priced Jackets and Capes,
to see my Ladies' Jackets at $2, and Children's Reefers at $1.
My stock of Children's Suits is complete, and the prices will surprise you.
If you want a new Carpet come in and see what I can carpet your room
for. I have the inside on the Carpet and Carpet Furnishing Business. Com
plete line of samples always on hand. C. W. BAUKNIGHT.
I Am Out for Business !
My Knock-Out Prices
FOR TII1C NEXT TH li EE W EEKS ARE
1,000 yards Extra Wido, Good (?utility Colton Flannel,
1,600 yards Good Grado Checks, only
1,200 yards of 7-COIlt Bed Tick to close out at
2,000 yards of Bettor tirade from 8 to
2,500 yards of Good Quality 3-1 Shooting, only
ii,000 yards of Good Quality Outing at f> and
Big lot or Wool Flannel from if) to
50 Pieces of Jeans from lt) lo ....
Largest and most up-to-date line of
Ladies' Dress Goods
in the county, at prices that can't bo beat.
I Look out for prices on
Capes and Jackets.
Big lino on tho road.
WATCH FOR PRICES ON LA Di ES' AND GENTS'
Big line of Ties, Cravats, Collars, Shirts and Underwear always on hand.
Gents' Furnishing Goods:
. . . Fifty-Cent Shirts . . .
To Close Out at ... 39 Cents.
REMEMBER, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS IS MY HOBBY.
Shoes for Men, Women and Children.
Job lot of $i.26 Brogans to close out at - - - - 98 cents. I Job lot of Ladies' Fine Shoes, regular $2.00 seller, to close out at $1.98.
Job lot of $8.50 Men's Fine Shoes, Congress or Lace, - - $1.98. Big lot in other styles from 98 cents to .... $'5.50.
Big line of Men's Shoes, in all stylos, from $1.25 to - - $4.00.1
Job lot of Ladies' Fine Shoes, regular $1.25 and $1.50 sellers, to When in need of Shoes, from tho Baby up to the Man that
close out at - -.98 cents. | wears 13's, CALL ON MK.
Hats and Caps from 24 Gents to $3.50, in all Styles.
Derbys in Black and Brown from $L98 to
Alpines in Black and Brown from 98 cents to
Railroad in Black and Brown from IS cents to
$3.50. I Cigarette in Black and Brown from 24 cents to -
3.00. ! Broad Brim in Black and Brown from 21 cents to
2.00.1 tS/jr* (>ive me a call before buying. , >vr J
Tlie Largest Line o? len's and Boys' Clothing Ever Brought to OCOIIBB County.
Men's Suits from $1.08 to $15.00. When you need a .Suit, from a three-year-old boy to a 18 size man,
Sec my All-Wool Men's Suits; others got *7.00-my price only $4.98. give me a call. You will timi just what you want.
These are all well made and guaranteed to give satisfaction. Men's Extra Rants from -18 cents to $5.00.
Children's Suits from 65 cents to $8.00, Good Jeans Rants only 18 cents.
Be sure to see my Boys' Suits for $1.48 ; other dealers will ask $2.00. j One Dollar .leans Rants at 05 cents.
Just think, $2.48 will buy a Man's Wool Overcoat, well made and, $1.25 Rants at 85 cents,
guaranteed to give satisfaction. $1.35 and $1.50 Rants at 98 cents.
Trunks, Valises, Grips, Etc., from 25 Cents to $8.00. Good Assortment Always on Hand.
CROCKERY AND TINWRE, LAMPS, ETC.^-^2^
IV JJ II is i rr IT I* i<: A N J> S T O V s .
Bed Lounges, Lounges, Couches, Spring Maltrosses, Pictures, Easies,
Rugs, Window Shades, Curtain Roles, etc.
If in need of anything in tho Furniture Line give me a call. Full
stock on hand.
Cooking Stoves from $8.50 to $00.
Be sure to see my $8.50 and $15.00 Stoves. livery one guaranteed or
Heating Stoves from $4.00 to $0.00 always on hand.
-MY MOTTO :
"HONEST DEALING AND COURTEOUS TREATMENT."
Poplar Bedsteads, with or without. Oak Posts, from $1.50 to $3.50.
Solid Oak Bedsteads from $2.25 to $8.00.
Iron Bedsteads from $3.08 to $12.00.
Bureaus from $4.00 to $15.00.
Kitchen Safes from $1.90 to $4.60.
Oak Centre Tables from 75 cents to $1.75.
25 different styles ol* Rockers from $1.00 to $5.0(1.
Suites consisting of Dresser, Wash Stand and Bedstead, from $50 down.
GROCERIES ALWAYS FRESH AND BEST QUALITY.
SENECA. S. C.
rn Ilk Hooks of Registration for the
_l. next municipal ulcctlon ino now
open at C. W. Pitchford Co.'ti store
s. N. IM TOIlKOKI),Supervisor.
Ootohor 17, 1000.
LAND TO RENT.
rp Wo or t?ireo-horso farm; good ini
L piovonuuits; good bottom land for
norn, and good upland for cotton and
wheat. Apply to -
DH, j. M. MOOLANA MAN,
Westminster, S. C.
October :;, HMM). in
BRIUGE TO LET.
rp I IK County Hoard of Commissioners
.1 ol' Oconec county will let lo the
lowest responsible bidder, on Friday, the
2flthdayof Ootohor, HMM), at II o'clock
A. M , al Hie bridge, tho contra"!, to
build one bridge over Stamp Crook in
Sutton's plantation. Thc Hoard reserves
the light lo reject anv all bids.
.1. Ni.' IIHNNICIJTT,
Supervisor Oconec county.
October lo, HMM). 11 Ut
Contract for Steward.
rpilK CONTRACT for Steward ?d' the
.1. Poor Karin, for thc year beginning
January ist, mm win holet at tho ollico
of the Hoard of County Commissioners,
in \Valhalla,-S. C., lo the lowes! respon
sible bidder, on the Iii st Tuesday in No
vomhor, HM)0, upon sealed bids.
Kacli bidder will be rcipured to ac
company his bid with a statement of thc
number of his family, and ages of his
children. Asa part of thc duties of thc
Steward ho will bc expected to receive
and work the chaingang al such times as
the Hoard may send il there.
Thc Hoard reserves Hie right to re j CC t
any and all bids.
.1. M. III NNICI'TT, Supervisor.
October ll?, HMX>. li ll
Notice of Final Settlement and!
STA TK OK SOUTH CA KOI-I N'A, I
OCO.N'KK COUNTY. I
IX TH li COT UT Ol-' PROBATK.
Andrew II. Ramsay and Aloxnildor Hani
say, dr., hxeditors of tho last Will and
Testament of Alexander Ramsay, Sr.,
deeeased, i Mai ll ti (TR,
Thomas S. Ramsay, Wm. .1. Itamsay,
(ieri..!. Itamsay, Margaret .1. Rankin
nee Ramsay, lidi? R. Davis nee Ram
say; tho hoi rs-at-law of Mary IO, Doyle
nee Ramsay, deceased, to-Wit: O, Rain
say Doyle, Wm. R. Doyle, IC. Clay
Doyle, Virginia .Iones nee Doyle; the
heirs-al law of F.lizaboth R. Jarrott
nee. Ramsay, deceased, to-wit : Dcver
(iiiux Jarrott, Alexander R. Jarrott,
Mamie R. Simpson nee Jarrott; tho
hciis-at law of J. Redd Ramsay, de
ceased, to-wit : James W. Ramsay,
(b orge Itamsay, Hold Ramsay, John 1'.
Ramsay, Wm. Ramsay, Bessie Ramsay,
Sallie Smith ncc Ramsay; the hoirs-at
law of Maggie Biirwfllf nee Ramsay,
deceased, to-wit : Reid Barwell,
Harwell,- Barwell, Defendants.
The D?tendants above named will take,
notice, that there will tic a ?'nial settle
ment of Hie estate of Alexander Ramsay,
Sr., deceased, in the Coull of Probate,
al Walhalla Court (louse, in tho County
and Stale aforesaid, on Thursday, the
|.">th day of November, 1000. If yon fail
to answer the Petition tiled in this action
within the time prescribed by law, judg
ment will bc ont?rod against you by de
fault. The Petition in (his action was
flied in the Court of Probate, at Wal
halla Court House, in the County and
Slate aforesaid, on the llthdayof Sep
PORT A. THOMPSON,
??R.S. j 1). A. SMITH, Judge of Probate
Oconoo County, s. c.
1 Septemhor 12, 1000. '17-12
Suspicious of thc Water.
"Some year? ago a ocr lain bishop
of ono of the Stilles south ol* thc .
Mason and Dixon's line," said a j
southern gentleman, "was visiting
some friends of minc in Alabama '
whom, for convenience sake, I will I
call the Smiths. Thc bishop, return
ing from a walk, found thc family
cat swimming around in and Irving
to get out of thc barrel from which
tho drinking water was drawn.
"After rescuing pussy, thc bishop
entered tho house and, finding Mr.
and Mrs. Smith in the sitting room,
mentioned the circumstances, where
at thc hoad of thu house became
somewhat excited and went out, so
bc said, to have thc witter butt
changed. Mrs. Smith, however,
mendy remarked :
" 'Dear little kitty, she often does
that. I only hope thc poor thing
"The bishop, during the balenee of
his stay, regarded tho water served
id tho table with an eye of grave
suspicion."-New York Tribune.
"A Wisconsin woman," it is an
nounced, "gave birth to five boys
last Sunday." Nothing like ibis
ever occurred under a Democratic
administration. Vote for lianna,
McKinley, prosperity .and immigra
tion by the stork line.-Charleston
NOWS and Courier.
Kight people were either burned
to death or suffocated in a lire which
partially destroyed a tenement house
m New York last Wednesday.
lon'l Voto Away Your Rights and Property.
Tho proponed Constitutione)
mend mont, permitting certain cities,
nc)uding Charleston, to increase
heir debts for tho purpose of certain
public, improvements, was proposed
o tho Legislature by Charleston
dong with other cities interested
.ml its passage was urged by tho
'hnrlcston delegation. Tho measure
ms hoon well considered by tho city
lulhorilios and leading citizens, who
nive agreed that its acceptance is a
iccossary measure of relief, Thc
juesLion is entirely practical, and
icadutnio discussion of it is a waste
if time.--Cliarleston Post.
Just so. "Leading citizens," it
nay be inferred from tho above
?nragraph, have doer oed and ordered
bc country gudgcoiis to volo for tho
Thc Post, it seems, regards it as
,ll0 ilialionahlc right of "leading oili
'.CIIH" to rule this State, oven to the
'cquiring of tho common herd lo
volo away net only their rights, but
Ihoir properly, too.-Abbeville Press
md I hunier.
A Vonni] Girl Suicides.
Tho (load body of PoaH Lisle, an
.ie/hlcen-year-old schoolgirl at Cadiz,
West Virginia, was found carly
Tuesday morning by her father,
hanging from a rafter in the barn.
The girl had been away from school
LWO weeks. She charged Joseph
McFadden, aged twenty-one, with
lier ruin. Ho was arrested several
To bo Romovod (rom Northern Graves to
Tho Confederate Memorial Anso
cintion, whose headquarters aro in
New Orleans, La., has arranged to
reclaim tho bodies of tho Sc Uth?rn
dead now resting in Northern ceme
teries, and to Hunter them cither in
the churchyards and cemeteries of
their respective States, or in a plot
to be especially set aside for tho pur
pose in the National cemetery at Ar
lington, Va., directly opposite Wash
ington. The affiliated associations,
the numerous camps of the Confede
rate veterans and the Slate chapters
of the United Daughters of the Con
federacy have been asked lo assist in
Tiie lists of tho Confederate dead
buried in Northern cemeteries will
be published throughout the South,
thus giving friends and veterans an
opportunity to claim their dead.
The date for removal has been set
for this month. IlpilyW<5?fcd ceme
tery, in Richmond, has been placed
nt tho disp?shi of the association for
the reinterment of the bodies of all
Confederate soldiers which are un
Lynched for the Usual Crime.
A lynching occurred at Wcliston,
Ga., last Tuesday night about 12
o'clock. The house of Kev. B. M.
1'ierson was entered by Frank IlHl'dc
mati, a negro, and an attempt was
made to assault Mrs. Pierson. She
alarmed the town and soon llardo
man was caught. After confessing,
he was swung to a tree by a small
mob and bis body riddled with bul
lets. I hu denian was a servant of
the family, in whom the utmost con
fidence was placed. Uev. Pierson
was absent from home at. the time.
One account of the affair is to tho
effect that flardoman attornptod an
assault upon a lady living near the
Piersons, but was frightened off by
her screams. Ile then proceeded lo
the Pierson place, seized Mrs. Pier
son, when ber little son, eight years
old, came to her aid, helping lier to
beat the negro off, while her two
oilier stnr.il children raised the alarm.
The negro, running from the house,
sought refuge in a hole in a cotton
Meld, but was tracked by the aroused
citizens, who lost no time in putting
bim to death.
Does lt Pay to Buy Cheap ?
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, hut you ? ant something that
will relieve and euro the more severe and
dangerous results of throat and lung
tron?los. What shall you do? (lo to a
warmer and more regular ell mato? Yes,
if possible; if not possible for you, then
in either case take the ONLY remedy
that has been introduced bl ?ill civilized
countries with success in severe throat
anil lung troubles, "Hosohoo's Gorman
Syrup." It not only heals and stimu
lates the tissues to destroy tho germ
disease, but allays inflammation, causes
easy expectoration, gives a good night's
rest, and cures the patient. Try ONE
buttle. Recommended many years by
till druggists in the world. For sale by
.). It. Darby, Walhalla.
"Washington is rapidly becoming
the center of Catholicism in Ameri
ca," says Curtis in tho Chicago
Record. "The apostolic legation is
looatcd boro. In addition to the. an
cient Jesuit university, which was
established at Georgetown during
colonial days, we have now what is
known as the Catholic University of
Washington, a more extensive and
wealthy institution, whose faculty
represents the liberal element of the
church, A year ago au enormous
monastery of tho Order of St. Fran
ois was occupied by several hundred
monks, and is now the headquarters
of the greatest foreign missionary
agency of tho Catholic church, tho
Franciscan Brotherhood. All their
missionary work for the continents
of America, Asia and Africa is di
rected from here. The monastery,
ono of tho most imposing ecclesiasti
cal ed i li eos in this nation, and which
cost over $250,000, is situated a mile
or two beyond the Catholic Univer
sity, near the soldiers' home. There
is a good deal of mystery about the
institution, which gives it, additional
interest. The monks are seldom
seen, except when they come or go
through tito little village ol' Brook
land, which is their railway station."
Bound to bo Salo.
Washington bas an old blind col
ored man who makes a living by
traveling from door to door si lling
matches. As ho is a good-natured
- * 1 ? 1 follow he has many friends, who
are careful to set that he is in need
of nothing. Ono. day not long ago
his customers heard thal he and his
family hail had the misfortune to
lose their house and their few per
sonal belongings by fire. Many
?ft ers of assisi ance were made. The
morning following bis loss the old
man was on his beat at, usual. A'
certM'HI lady who took considerable
interest in bim gave him an Over
coat and some other (doi lies for him?
self and bis wife. It being carly in
the dny, the lady said, "Finde .loe,
you'd lietlcr leave these things hero
till you go hoine to-night.'1
"No," s-iid Uncle doc "lt ain't
no uso. Pm gwino to korry 'em
"Ves. Uncle Joe," said tho lady,
"luit they'll be heavy and bother
"Oat's nil right, missus," said tho
darkey : "but I hain't gwino to run
HO chances, for I'SC afraid when I
gits brick you'll chango your notion."
- Washington Star.
A devil iish, weighing 125 pounds,
was caught off Charleston harbor
I last week.
Tho Land of tho Sky.
[Written at Ashovlllo, N. C.]
Mountains that climb to tho bim bond
Lakes vhoro tho stars soo themselves in
Violet valloys of beauty and lovo,
Whoro earth see ms so closo lo tho heaven
You can hoar tho faint echoes of sera
And tho musical beat
O' tho hearts of tho angels-tho songs
In tboir cadences sweet!
A wild world of mountains that drift
Tito ripple of rills and tho di liing of
That sing to tho sea! Ami the beams
and tho gleams
That bfo you to gardens of beautiful
Of beautiful dreams that have lifted your
To tho thunder's high roll!
Where you slip from life's care, and its
curse and control,
With the joy in your sont.
God crowned with old glory these moun
tains; Ile planted
The sky-reaching hills in these valloys
Theso streams in tho hollows by mystery
These oaks that still wavo their green
And tiaro tho storm's thunder! . . . and
paeans of praiso
Mountains-rivers, still raiso
To the heaven abovo them, while rose
Wreathe tho beautiful days!
O, land of all beauty-loved Land of tho
Where Love breathes "Good morning,"
and UOVOr "good-by!"
Where song on each wild wind in melody
And times the bright stops of the gods
of tho groves!
The roso of tho morning is white on thy
Thou art crowned-thou art blest
From tho seas to tho east and tho seas
to tho west
With tho rose-wreath of rest!
-F. L. S., in Atlanta Constitution.
Coal Miners' Striko Ended.
Tho groat strike of tho coal min
ors is ondod. At a conference be
tween individual coal operators and
representatives of the big coal carry
ing companies held in Philadelphia
last Wednesday in the private oflice
of President Harris, of the Heading
railway, it was decided to accede to
the demands made by the Mine
The Pending Coal and Iron Com
pany bas issued the following state
"We hereby withdraw thc notice
posted October 8 to bring about
practical uniformity in tho advance
of wages in several coal regions, and
gjvo notice that we will suspend the.
operation of the sliding seale, will
pay 10 per cent advance on Septem
ber wages till April 1 next and there
after until further notice, and will
take up with its mine employees any
grievance which they may have."
The Lehigh Valley Company, in
whose region tho sliding seale is in
operation, will issue a similar notice.
Vole Against Low-Land Drainage.
The Parnwoll People, published in
a low, swampy country, knows what
it is talking about when it. advises
the people lo vote against tho Con
stitution;.! amendment providing for
the drainage of low-lands. The Peo
ple says :
"The proposed Constitutional
amendment looking to tho drainage
of swam}) lands has a lair face, but
will not bear analysis. If adopted
surveyors and speculators and con
tractors will get faL jobs, and many
land-holders will have their property
con li Boated. Disastrous climatic ef
fects would follow tho drainage and
clearing up of the swamp lands.
Freshets would soot) wash away their
fertility, and droughts become longer,
more frequent and destructive than
they have boon, The State is be
coming a treeless waste too fast al
ready. We shall vote NO as to this
This all so. It will mako our
taxes higher. Kill it with your
votes. A word to tho wise is sufli
n j*^-^ 'n cvery cough there
^fe^^^V lurks, like a crouching
fguP?^t& tiger, the probabilities
JjjSK^Tr5^^ of consumption.
?wMfl^Sy^ Thcthroatand lungs
j-frir -~.iL if?i become rough and
!tlTs2w '?'h I n fl n n1 e d from
?B??^W-^TOII coughing n"d the
Hw^^VOt-i ?.crms ?* consump
lw?Lfi?K?g?ra* tum timi nu easy
m$3sE^ ft entrance. Take no
K^BSnKlfi^ti chances with the
For sixty years
*'vi?T S^*" \ there has ^ccn a
IrCf perfect cure. Whnt
I a record I Sixty
JT* ?JL years of curing colds and
fjifr cough of all kinds.
soothes and heals thc wounded
throat and lungs. You escape an
attack of consumption with all Its
terrible suffering and uncertain re
sults. There Is nothing so bad for
thc throat and lungs as coughing.
A 25c. bottle will cure an ordi
nary coti^h ; harder coughs will
need s 50c. size ; the dollar bottle
I is cheapest In thc long run.
The trunk of a man's body, with
the hoad anti legs severed, was fourni
in a bag at Floating Bridge pond.
Lynn, Mass., one day Inst week.
Tho Youngest Criminal.
A petition has boen filod with tho
Governor bf Mississippi for tho par
don of Ilettio Record, a 18-yoar-old
girl, who enjoys tho distinction of
being tho youngest criminal ever
sont to the penitentiary. She was
convicted of infanticide in Marshall
county, when she was only 0 years
old, and was sent to the penitentiary
shortly afterward. She has served
four years of her ten year torin.
Hettie's victim was a baby brother,
who was given to her to take caro
of while her parents worked else
where. According to her statements,
tho child "cried and cried and kept
crying till I jes' picked up er ax and j
.peeled him side do haid." Imme
diatoly after this summary stoppage ?
of his infantile querulousness she
hid the body in a thicket, where it
was discovered the. next day. On
account of her tender ago the judge
gave her only ten years in the peni
tentiary as punishment.
Gen. Lee's Coffin.
It was not known until very re
cently that Gen. Robert E. Lee, the
great Southern commander, was
buried at Lexington in a collin that
was washed to that place by the
great Hood of 1870. Col Craighill,
who knew Gen. Leo well, and who
is one of the most prominent engin
eers in this country, gives this state
ment of this heretofore but little
known subject :
"A curious scrap of history has
recently como to my knowledge in
connection with the burial of Gen.
Robert E. Leo. Gen. Lee died Oc
tober 12, 1870. A few days before
his death the great flood of that
year in ?James River had swept
everything before it, and Lexington
was cut off from communication
with the outside world. It was
found that there was not a coffin in
the town suitable for the occasion.
In this dilemma some ono found a
box which had floated down th
river and stranded. Upon opening
it a beautiful casket was found in
the box, ano in this the body of th
great commander was buried. Should
anybody be disposed to doubt these
facts I am prepared to verify them
absolutely."-Richmond, Va., Cor.,
in New Orleans Times-Democrat
HM CURESWrlMALL ELSETAILS. ^%
1 neat CUUKII Syrup. T?ales Good. UPO f
In Unto. Sold by clriiKKlaU.
U. S. Negroes to Farm in Central Africa.
The Tuskegee Normal and Indus
trial Institute, a school for the train
ing of colored teachers at Tuskegee,
Ala., has just purchased about $1,500
worth of farming tools and imple
ments, together with a cotton gin,
press, engine and boiler and shipped
the same to Togo, Central Africa,
for the purpose of experimenting
mostly in cotton raising in that
country next season.
Four men from tho school, under
the management of Prof. J. N. Gal
loway, tliii business agent of the
school, will leave here within the
next ton days for New York and
sail from there November third for
Thc "model farm," as it will bo
termed, will be in the midst of a
German colony and all expenses of
said experiment to be paid by the
Bryan May Go to tho Senate.
NKW YORR> October 20.-A New
York Herald's Lincoln, Neb., spe
cial says :
There is a paramount issue in
Nebraska distinct from that in other
States, and it is thc complexion of the
next Legislature, which will bc called
upon to elect two United States
Senators. Republicans are bending
their whole energy to secure control,
and if factional fights can be settled
in Douglas and Lancaster counties,
their chances are tho better.
On the politioal complexion of tho
Legislature, it is believed here, de
pends the political future of W. J.
Bryan. Mr. Bryan, it is also as
serted, is well aware of the fact, for
if he is defeated for tho presidency
and the Nebraska Legislature is
fusion, the chances aro ten to ono
that ho will become a United Stales
Thirty-three persons, nineteen of
j whom were foreigners, five hailing
I from the United States, were drown
ed when the Norwegian steamer,
Calcndin, from Port Arthur to .Japan
ports, was sunk by the steamer 1/0
Maru when off Iowassima, British
Colombia, last week.
Thos. E. Lane, a son-in-law of
Senator Blackburn, killed himself in
Washington last night. Ile was the
representative of foreign business
houses and a well known society
man of Washington. Ho had Bright's
disease of tho kidneys.
Ashbury Harris, administrator,
sued Ande? ion county, under tho
State lynching statue, for $10,0(10.
Elbert Harris had died from the ef
fects of a whipping administered by
a mob. Aftor three hours' delibera
ting jury returned a verdict for thc
Krank R. Baird, one of tho vete
ran editors of this State, and editor
of the Granitoville News, died on
tho train from Augusta to his home
in Granitoville tho other day. Ho
died so suddenly and quietly that a
passenger on the same seat with him
did "hot know that he was sitting by
a dead man,
Golton Growers' Convention.
The Cotton Growers' Convention,
wiiich is to bo held in Columbia dur
ing Wednesday of Fair wook,
promises to he an interesting and
important ?conomie gathering. Just
?t this time tho matter of holding or
selling cotton is a vital question with
tho Southern people. Generally
speaking the farmers in this Stato
ire now in a position to hohl cotton
if they so desire, owing to their im
proved conditions, tho good prices
Lhat have prevailed this year and the
splendid warehouse system that is
so rapidly growing, by which banks
loan liberally on cotton properly
..-.red. The Cotton Growers'Conven
tion will take nj) all of these matters
and discuss how it will be besito aet
and what merit there is in the policy
:)f holding cotton or selling as soon as
The Convention will, no doubt,
eleet delegates to tho goneral South
ern Convention, which is to meet, in
November, in Macon, Ga.
President Wilborn expects a very
general response at the Convention
and hopes that every county will be
represented by one or more substan
tial farmers, and he would also like
to see representative business men,
such business men as are familiar
with financial matters and the hand
ling of cotton, to bo present at this
Convention, so that all sides of tho
rjueston may be fully considered.
$100 REWARD $100.
Tho readers of this paper will bo
pleased to learn that Ibero is at least ono
dreaded diseaso that seionco has been
allie lo euro in all its stages, and that is
catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Curo is tho only
positivo cure known to tho m?dical fra
ternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
disease, requires a constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh is Cure taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucuous surfaces of tho system, thereby
destroying the foundation of tho diseaso,
and giving the patient strength hy build
up the constitution and assisting nature
in doing its work. The proprietors havo
have so much faith ill its curative pow
ers, that they oller one hundred dollars
for any ease it fails to cure. Send for
list of testimonials.
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Sold by Druggist, 7*)C.
Hall's Family Pills arc tho best.
Mother and Baby Killed.
Mrs. Daisy Royal and her thrcc
months-old child were thrown out of
a wagon and instantly killed in Chat
tanooga, Tenn., last Tuesday night.
They were driven to the ?.:it,y from
Sherman Heights, Mrs. Royal in
tending to go to tho depot. Tho
horses look fright at an electric ear
and plunged into a deep gully, over
turning the wagon. Mrs. Royal's
neck was broken and she was dead
when picked up. Tho baby's back
was broken and it. only lived a few
minutes. Mrs. Royal was on her
way to the Indian Territory to join
Ex-Postmaster General Wilsen Dead.
Wm. ]J. Wilson, ox-Postmaster
General, died at Lexington, Va., last
Wednesday morning of consumption.
Mr. Wilson was a Congressman, and
obtained a national reputation from
a tariff revision bill which is known
as thc Wilson bi!!, as it was prepared
under his direction as chairman of
the Ways and Moans Committee ot
tin; House. Cleveland afterwards
appointed him postmaster general,
to succeed Bisscll. After Cleveland's
term expired lu: was elected Presi
dent of Washington and Lee Uni
Law as to Hunting on Lands of Others.
Section 424, General Statutes :
"If any pen rn, at any time whatso
ever, shall hunt or range on any
lands whatsoever, without the con
sent of the proprietor, every such
person so offending shall forfeit and
pay thc sum of ten dollars for every
Section 420 : "That when the
owner of such lands shall prosecute
for any unlawful hunting on his or
her lands, the oath of such owner
shall bo sufficient evidence to con
vict tho offender."
Brutal Crime in Georgia.
Dr. Watts, of ('ullman, Ga?, a den
tist, has been lodged in jail at Deca
tur, Ga. He is the man who as
saulted his wife's young ncice seve
ral days ago. It is reliably reported
that lio compelled the young girl's
mother lo stand by and witness the
deed after he had been discovered
by the mother, menacing her with a
cocked revolver and toiling her ho
would kill her if sho made any
Thc reason ho was lodged in jail
fit Decatur Was because a lynching
Ten Men arc Killed.
George 0. Beveridge, of San Fran
cisco, arrived at lil Paso, Texas, last
Wednesday from Mexico. I lo
brought news of fl tragedy enacted
in the vicinity of his mino near
Zacatecas. Ile said a young woman
was abducted by her lover and
before she was tinnily released ten
men had been killed.
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Killed a Negro Porter.
Mitchel Williams, a negro porter
at Mauldin's saloon, Fitzgerald, Ga.,
was shot and killed by Ferry 1 ?ranch,
a bar tender, last Wednesday.
Branch and Mitchell had quarrelled
during the afternoon and later mot
in the alley by .lames' saloon, whon
j Branch shot Williams just abovo
' thc heart.