Saturday, March 3, 1900
-There will be services at Creighta
chapel Sunday evening at 7.30 o'clock.
-We are sorry to state that Mr.
C. S. Brice is still critically ill at his
home near Woodward.
-Services will be held in St. John's
Episcopal Church Sunday morning at
11 o'clock by Rev. T. D. Bratton, of
Raleigh, N. C.
-Mr. Jno. A. DesPortes left this
week for Richmond, Va., to enter a
hospital. Mr. DesPortes has been in
bad health for several months and it
Is hoped he will be benented.
Lewis Ackerman: Goshen, Ind.,
says, "DeWitt's Little Early Risers
always bring certain relief, cure my
headache and never gripe." They
gently cleanse and invigorates the
bowels and liver. McMaster Co.
The following is a list of letters re
maining unclaimed in the postoffice at
Winnsboro, February 26, 1900:
Miss Annie Coppedge, Miss Liler
Kingcage, Mr. Charley Davis, Miss
Rosy Edwards, Miss Cora Johnson,
Mr. George Williams.
Persons calling for the above letters
will please say they are advertised.
PrestoL Rion, P. M.
To sesure the original witch hazel
salve, ask tor DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve, well known as a certain care for
piles anad skin diseases. Beware of
%L orthless counte, feits. They are
dangerous. Mclister Co.
Attention, Camp Raines, U. C. V.
There will be a meeting of Camp
Raines un Mooday, thel5th inst., 'at
12 m. in the court house, or if it is
occupied we will meet in the town
hai). This is . important meeting,
as the time for reorganization has ar
rived. and..delegates to the Louisville
reunion should be elected. Let us
have a fall meeting.
R. H. Jennings,
Bs the haI a Bugt
The case F. B. Ragsdali and G. W.
Ragsdale vs. Southern Railway Com
pany and others resulted in a verdict
for plaintiffs for $150 and injunCtion
as asked in the complaint.
Free vs. Southern Railway was tried
on Friday. Ragedale k Ragadale for
plaintif, D. R. Duncan for defendant.
* Verdict for the defendant .
* In Keller vs Pagan a consent verdict
for pl ntiff for $27/9hor-pI1made.
- . e nitriTor&fendant."
M. B. Smith, Butternut, Mici., says,
"DeWitt's Little Early Risers are the
very best pills I ever used for cos
tiveness, liver and bowel troubles.'
Elected Seeretary and Treaurr.
Mr. John W. Cathcart, who for
several years has been bookkeeper for
J. F. Mc~aster, has been elected secre
tary. and treusurer of the Fairfield
Cotton Mills to fill the position vacated
by Mr. J. &f. Beaty. We understand
that Mr. Jno. F. Davis will supereede
Mr. Catbcart as boekkeeper at Mr.
McMaster's. If this be true, Mir.
Davis will still belong to our "social
set"-Winnsboro's gain and Erskine's
o.gThe fcad Yki Hame Aways Baght
Serviees will be held ini the follow
ine riurchet. on Suniday:
Presbyteria-11 c mn. by the pa<
tor Sunday School at 5 p. mn. Prayer
meeting Wednesday at 5 p. mn. -
A~eseciate Reformed Presbyterian
Retv. C. E McDonald. Service at 11
a. nsi. and 7 Se p. mn. Sunday School
at 4 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednes
day at 4p.im.
. Nethodist-11 a. m. by the pastor.
Sunday School at 4 p. mn. Prayer
meeting Wednesday at 4 p. mn.
Baptist-Preachinig at 11 a. mn. and
7.30 p. mn. by the pastor. Sunday
School at 10 a. mn.
09EING AND GOING.
-Mr. W. R?. Rabb went to Columbia
Msj. T. W. Brice, of Woodward,
spent the 'veek in town.
Mtr. ,lamne Q. Davis is sperding a
few day a in Durham, N. C.
Dr. R. 13. Hanahan and Mini Re
becca spent Friday at Killiauns
* Mrs. Jno. A. De,Po'rtes left Friday
for Ridgeway to spend several weeks.
Mr. W. H. Fleuniten weut to New
berry Friday to tuy 700 bah s of cot
Mrs. Blumentha?, who has been
visiting Mrs. J. D. McCarley. rt nrnecd
to Chester Fridiay.
Mrs. J. W. Seigler and dan. hier,
Mis-s Mary, lefL for Ridge Spring
Thurs day for a visit.
Miss Addie Carter returned to her
home in Lanenzzter Friday after a visit
to rela~ives in this county.
Mr. Gee. Moore, Sr., returned to
Ridgeway Friday afser spending seve.
ral days with his daughter, Mrs. S. R
.Miss Ada Cureton, who has been
spending some time in Washington,
D. C., a-uived ini Charlotte Thursday
night, where she will spend several
ays befre returning to Winnsboro.
Grippe and inuenzain lY leave
the stesm with a bad cough. For
such .JohnW. Bull's CO Symp
is higbly recommended. ~ won
derfi remedy gives relief at onlce
conquers the worst cough overnight
and soon effects a thorough cure.
Cures Grippe and Influenza.
Doses are snaU and pleasantto take. DoetN
recommend it. Price 25 cts. At all druggiSt.
Although the weather was most un
propitious for a gathering of young
people, Wednesday evening witnessed
ono of the most deligbtful entertain
ments our reporter I~ -ver been for
tunate enough to attek Tiwas some
thing [unique in char4 well as
extrcmely interesting - many
points of view. Miss Anni4 ken,
the hostess, so well arranged all de
tails of the programme that nothing
additional could [have enhanced the
enjoyment of the occasion.
A phantom party~is something diffi
cult of deEcliption by reason of its
very nature, as it was pantomimic en
tirely which characteristic feature of
all such entertaininents inst be rigidly
observed in order to emphasizer their
mysticism, which is the sole factor in
making them unique, novel and inter
Along about 8.39 o'clock of the
evening of February 28th one might
have observed ghostly white igures,
shadows, apparitions, or designate
them by whatever name you may
choose, fiitting along the highways in
the intense darkness of the night, and
each or. making its way to the same
centrai point. As [I am not versed in
ghostly love, I failed to gather the
name of their objective point, pre
sumably though 'twas to "Robgoblin's
roost," there to h2old high carnival.
It seems that amongb these spectiral
beings there exists an ethical or social
code and is displayed a formal eti
quette identical with that of us ordi
nary mortals, for upon the arrival of
each spook it was met by a fellow
rhantom who, after extending greet
ings to its visitor, ushered it into the
presence of his "Satanic Majesty"
seated apon his throne, he receiving
it with cordial, yet mute hospitality
and directed it to its proper sphere ac
cording to its degree. After transact
ing some routine business they all re
paired to the central chamber of the
temple in bogie land darkly lighted
with ghastly hames of green, giving
an almost tangible weirdness to the
scene, and bedecked with hideous
trophies and ghastly : lems of de
parted sepirits where ield their
- 'daY"'the ar
longer stay. -eoS hi
To my surprise a banquet was in
chided in this revelling, where was
served in almost wastefullness the
choicest of substantial foods and de
Now if one can imagine a goblin
partaking of such things, then let me
assure him that at this time they did
individually and collectively enter
heartily into the spirit of the occasion.
Mysterious as were the guests at this
table, more mysteriously disappeared
the contents of the same, until at last
wearied of the fray, they with one
accord re-entered the central chamber
of the temple is bogie land and re
newed the revelry. This time how
ever, not in phantom form, but, with
a sudden transmutation as is charac
teritic with this kind, t bene self-same
spirits at once became a sistht for
mctal eyes, for behold ! besa'iil
w'men and brave men They had~
unmesked while at the festal board or
rather had removed their spirital
habiiments and revealed to each other
earhly forms and faces.
If oine mav judge trom appearances,
theni their red eyes and finshed faces
branded them, not good spirits, but
evil ones, who ne'er would soar aloft
and who, in their tropical abode, car
ry ever with them emblazoned on
t-eir shields the mot to, "Leave hope
behind, ye who enter hero."
The evening closed with a bat trim
ming contest; a sudden but suitable
trasformation from the sublime to
th t idiculous. It is impossible to de
scribe this laughable sight. The
gentlemen alone were allowed to in
dulge in this luxury, and the deftness
with which some of them manipulated
the needle and thread was, to say the
least, well, not specially noticeable.
But the bats were trimmed all the
same YeQ, trimmed, :rim::d,
trimmed, and some of these artis~ic
prod uctions were marvels of the miim
T wt, at 1.-att deserve special mention
but I am unable to describe them
suffice i; to sav-, they we're t iz- win
nrs anid mnirth pro.v. siug freaks.
These tu o tats were ruined by Messrs.
Glorious Ncs-s .
Comes from Dr. D. B. Cargile, of
Wa hitai, I. T. He? wriles: "Four
b*.ttles of Electric Bit ttera has cnred
Mr. Bre~wer of scrofulk, which bad
caused I er great sufi'crit:g for years.
Terri'1e sore., would break out on her
I ead and face, and the b-t docr ors
c -uld give nto help; but her cure is
complete and her health is excellent.",
This shows what thousands have
proved-that E!ectric Bitters is the
bet btood puriifer kn..wn. It's the
supreme remedy fer eczemra, tetter,
salt rheum, ulcers, boil. and tuannitng
aores. It stimulates liver, kidneys and
bowels, expels poison', hel ps dizer-tion,
builds up the strengthb. On 50Ocents.
Sold by McMaster Co., druggists.
Josiah J. Obear and C. K. Douglass.
In a happy little speech Mr. T. K.
Elliott presented them the prizes and
wittingly assured them of their cinan
siness and ignorance of the art. His
remarks strongly pointed the moral,
attend to your own affairs; let womans
business alone. So ended this pleas.
antest of evenings.
The guests, after repeated assur
ances of having had a charming ttme,
prepared to leave. So once again
with pantomimic gesture and fantastic
dince they bade adieu, and winged
their silent Iight to home and dream
For over Fifty Years.
MES. WINSLOW'S SOOTHMG SYRUP
has been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer
immediately. Sold by draggists in
very part of. the world. Twenty five
cents a bottle. Be sure and ask for
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup,"
and take no other kind. 1.1-17
The farmers are busy, so far as tbe
weather will permit. As the Selma
Journal says: "The voice of the mule
is l'eard in the land. He girds him
Belt op with a fresh mortgage. and
ge- torth conquering, and to be con
Farmers are buying largely of fer
ilizers. which means a big cotton erop,
and everybody knows that means a
low price of cotton; perhaps four
cents, certainly not over ive. Wny,
then, will everybody plant for a big
-rop? If a farmer has the cash to pay
'or his guano and provision supplies
to run him he might venture to take
the risk, but the man buying fertilizers
an credit and his corn, meat, meal,
lard and syrup on lime will most
assuredly find himself coming out a
oser when selling a big cotton crop at
rour or even five cents. No man can
:ome free from financial embarrass
ient by raising big cotton crops and
Dying corn, meal and flour. It just
:n't be done. Why, then, try it
Are all the boys bu'y with the male,
whose "voice is heard in the land,"
hat we do not have any more news in
)ur county paper? Some weeks we
scarcely bear from any of the neigh
boroods. Wake up, boys, and give
as some news; take time, if you have
to write while you arc waiting for
Capt. Dick Matchett baa been quite
J1 for some time bat is now improv
ng. We hope that he will be spared
to us many years. There are few like
>ur noble Captain.gd we would hate
o spare him from ohr midst.
Mr. N. A. Peay has returned to
Green wood after visiting friends and
relatives here. We hope that he nay
come again soon.
Mr. Woodward Durham was on the
jury last week.
Allow~is to say right here for the
benefit (of those candidates who are
thinking of making a prospective tour
throgh hereithis summer, that they
will not get any fried chicken for all
the eggs busted during the recsnt
freeze, and we see no prospects for
any more. Our neighborhood can
boast of one candidate, but we hear
rumors of others.
Feb. 26, 1900.
He Fooled ihe Surgeons.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton,
of West Jefferson, 0., after suffering
18 nths from Rectal Fis'ria. he
wou:'d die unres, a costly operation
was performied; but he cured himust it
with five boxe, of Bucklen's Arnica
Saive, the surest Pile care on Earth,
and the best Satve in the Wor'd. 25
ents a box. Sold by Mc Master Co.,
-Subscribe for THE NEws AND
The Appetite of a Goat -..
Is envied by all poor dysyv. Is
whose Stomach and Liver are c I
rder. All such should know that , r.
ing's New Life Pills, the wonderful
stomach and Liver Remedy, gives a
tplendid appetite, sound digestion arnd
areglar bodily babit tba., insunres per
ect health and great energy. Only
.5c at McM aster Co.'s drug store.
Win. Orr, Newsrk, 0., says, "We
sever feel safe with::at One M.iaute
Dough Cure in the boaise. It saved
ny little boy's life when he had the
ynenmonia. We think it is the be't
nedicine made." it cnres congha and
all ung diseases. Pleasant to take,
mmles an1d gives~ immediate re-uits.
MicMaser a o.
Mrs (Calvin Zimmerman, Maile-burg
P'a , say , "Ar' a peedy cure for
oghe, co~ds, croup srnd sore throat
3ne Mnute Co.nghli arue is nia'quah~ d.
It i, p!easan: f,.r childrtrn to take I
aearny recommenid it to m->thi rs " It
;s t e Gfnh harmnless r emedy that pio
:Iee< immediate result. It cures
bro: chitis, pnieu:nloni , grippe and
:hr~oat a:-d lung disases. In will pre
ve~t consumption. McMaster Co.
"I used 1i' 1ol Dyspepsia Cure in
my family with wonderful results It
gives immediate relief, is pleasant to
take and is truly the dlyspeptic's best
friend," says E. Hartaerink. Overit el,
Mic. Digests what you eat. Can
,.ot fail to cure. McMaster Co.
Rev. W. E Sitzer, W. Caton,N. Y.,
wrie, '1 had dispepsia over t wenty
years, and tried dctors and medicines
without bnefit. I was persuaded to
use Kodol Dyspepsia Cure anid it
helped mue from the start. I believe it
to be a panscea f or all forms of indi
gestio." It digests what you eat.
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigoi
and cheerfulness soon
disappear when the kid
neys are out of order
Kidney trouble has
become so prevaleni
that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born
afflicted with weak kid
neys. If the child urin
ates too often, If the
urine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able tc
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it. the cause o
the difficulty is kidney trouble, and the firsi
step should be towards the treatment oi
these important organs. This unpleasani
trouble is due to a diseased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
erable with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy,
The mild and the immediate effect ol
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sok
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one dollar
sizes. You may have a
samrle bottle by maila ft
free, also pamphlet tell- Home of Swatup.Roo-.
ing all about it, including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmei
& Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure anic
mention this paper.
I hereby anuouuce myself a candi
date for the office of Sheriff for Fair
field County, and will abide by the
action of the Democratic primaries.
JAS. W. BOLICK.
For Sale or Rent
HOUSE AND LOT OWNED BY
J. M. Beaty on Bratton street, nortl
of Mt. Zion College. Apply to
S-1-2w J. M. BEATY.
and we willee
sell e heap.
T HE BEST SEED AND THE
ones that are known to suit
our climate and are true to
Piht po~or seed is worse than
planting nonegat all. Buist's
Seeds .are well known to be
thoroughly reliable, and all
who intend to
n ii O cd it to their it term to
e x ad mine our pock of
Buis- '. s; also Onion Sea,
I i P a oes. In htet -
t s i he way of *etd yon
Yo'ur, f.'r a good garder',
J. H. McMaster
Large Fat Mackerel.
*Minc~e Meat, in tins and
Cranberry ,Sauce. Extra
Best Olive Oil, 1-2 pints.
Yacht Club Salad Dressing.
WE KEEP THE FINEST
Canned Fruits, Vegetables,
and Meats in town.
Evaporated Fruits of all kind.
Far cy Cakes and Crackers,
Spartanburg Steam Bread,
always fresh. at
PRESTON RION, Agent
PACTFIC FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIY
Solicits a sznare of -tbe (pnblic patron
GET AN El STAR T
On Your Spring Shopping.
We 1-o Readu to HAp you bu
Slow'ig spPirq Goods.
A beautiful line of White Goods in Plain Lawns,
Checked Muslin and Pique. Some of these goods
were contracted for last August, before the rise in
prices; you can have them cheap. Also new lot of
Hamburg, Nainsook and Lawn Embroideries.
We are also showing a large and varied stock of
Spring colors in Prints, Percales, Colored Pique.
Duck and Zephyr Ginghams. These goods all
bought cheap. The early buyers will get the ad
We will show you good value in White Spreads,
Sheeting and Towels, nd have a special bargain in
White Damask in two, two-and-a-half and three
yard lcngths. These are factory ends ; splendid
quality, 5oc and 75c.
We have many new things to show and you will
be interested. Give us a call.
The aldwell Dry Goods Companys
UNW Spring Novifle
I am now displaying the grandest line of SPRIN
AND SUMMER NECKWEAR ever brought to this town.
I can please anybody when they want a Tie. Come earl1
and get first cholce. You have missed quite a treat
things out in this department, and the styles are simply grand
Come and give your eyes a feast.
When you are In my store look through my line ol
HATS. I have a great many new things to show you this
season in the Hat line.
Yours to please,
Q. D. WILLIFOIRD.
Send Us One Dollar.
C~i this ad. out and send it to us with one doflar and we
- ue he gradet bganeer heard of anda better dic
taodary th ean d yoda e in.r h epe g tP
wowd.phrI a itloubos thaeto ef Ises
ft- Publishersiande Ianufacturers.tAkrenuOhio
P la nts, by dte DcUtony00 tem YSra.3
fortbi bok Th eole ho ar thadeywss ag
ZWW.I fl ualie ad valug c e s . Or
THE FLERN, COPN,
EA R LdPalorlcinea ofStpe andeatc'
Plantsebyeh cuccps tmerbs
oThe eople- ar thewit dg
gof,.dis, and es Our
andall ohrns pe and Fa
toes, andsoh Oni~(ou
11T01 - O i
Nothik wit pride oMselves ee mere
FINhE W.TC WOiCK
to our customers.
We are admittedly ahead of all'ce
petitors in this department; thus you.
may have absolute certainty of obtasi
ing accurate time when your time
piece is repaired by us.
S CONFIDENT a
,if our watch- work that we grarante
same to give entire satisfaction tor 142
months, aDd prepay express obsges
both way ashould the wathe fail tod
well during this specifed time.
Write to as for further inforestien.
Ik. BRAN DT,
The Watchmaker and
LA YE $L8 F
I I3BUWLA a,
ias sheap1y as aywliusemu
Every penny spent
hoxme is kept at hemn
lIN ALL W3P T
with a fall silOaes
Cases and Co~na, tly em
Thankful for past
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