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TSE SHTOJML?HD W??EB BOOTES
fireat Interest Manifested in the
Convention io be Heid tn Co
Routes Will Revo?
By W. H. McCaw.
Columbia, Dec 19.-The convention
which ie to be held here on the-28th
for the purpose of developing the
natural water transportation roetes
along the Atlantic coast, is arousing
great interest throughout this and
neighboring States, aa tbe scheme has
in view a profound change in the
freight rate situation throughout this
section of the South. The strictly in?
land towns which cannot hope to be
leached by any of the inland routes
axe appointing delegates andotherwise
showing, a lively interest in the matter
inasmuch as they will he affected
greatly, it is confidently believed, al?
though their benefit will of course
. come in an indirect way through be?
ing closer to towns enjoying a water
: sate. The cotton mills in the upcoun?
try are particularly interested in the
objects of the convention; though
of course such cities as Charieston,
Georgetown, Savannah, Wilmington,
Augusta, Columbia and the like will
get the greatest benefit as their ad
wantages will come direct
This scheme contemplates connecting
the Great Lakes at their eastern end
with ail the harbor so in the Atlantic
Coast by the Erie " Canal, and coo
.neeting those lakes at their western
?nd with the whole Mississippi valleys
by the Chicago Drainage Cana! and
other available routes.
The proposed Inland Water ronte?by
avoiding Cape Hatteras and all other
danger points will protide a safe
journey for barges or canal boats
from the northern ports to all ports
tho South Atlantic Coast, as far
south as Jacksonville. If this route
were open and free, New bern, N. C.,
would be about the same distance
from New York that Buffalo is by the
Canal, and she would move her
vy products of the forest and the
as \cheaply as Buffalo eau.
etowni S. C., would stand in
the same relation to New York
ty, that Cleveland, Ohio, now does,
d ought to get the same rates by
water. Barges taking the inside
route to Georgetown can carry lumber
mach cheaper than ?&s more expensive
wessels that go outside of Hatteras.
Bpfafcure has given us a wonderiel sys
Rjftem cf water-ways, which if properly
Y used by development of boat traffic to
B&he heads of navigation, would start
ip our Southern States /:u era of prcs
EPffty unparalleled in history. Many
^Ji?i5& in this State by the completion
-ToTffci* Safe leland Water Route would
be put in closer ?ouch with the great
JBsrfcets of the north.
* It is a. great scheme, and when
Sprightly understood will secure the
hearty cooperation of the immense
Hpand daily interest dependent upon its
RgBompIetion. Those interests, though
Kpiversec] and widely Realized in sev
Bperal states will sure unite to form
Bf the coalition required as the only
means of gaining this great mutual
Tbe Columbia Chambe? of Com?
merce representing the-Inland Cities
QA navigable streams bas had this
?>'-anatter under consideration for more
: shan a year, but it has been bnt re?
cently that they have succeeded in se?
curing the cooperation all the ports
interested. Mr. K B/ Taylor, the
Chairman ?of their Committee on In- j
land Water Boute is now visiting the
. entire Southern territory which will
I oe benefited by the improvement with
a view to securing a large attendance
at tbe convention. Hon. John H.
Small, Congressman from North Car
..0?HB3 wfco for a n.gm.b?r of years has
-*?&?B't?8 ffl?it p?Grni&ent and active
*??dcafc?r of the Inland Water Roete,
win be one of the many prominent
men who will attend and address the
Convention* Many United States
Senators and Representatives . have
been invited and all of the commercial
organizations of the South Atlantic
. States interested inthis movement have
been asked to send delegates. A
special railroad rate has been applied
On the evening of Decebmer 28th,
the Columbia Chamber of Commerce,
will give their annual dinner, at the
Columbia Hotel, and a cordial invita?
tion bas bren extended tc all those
attending tbe convention to be pre-,
sent at this ediurnas guests of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Bes toen, Dec. 19.-Communication
with Cape Cod by telephone and tele?
graph is still interrupted today as
the result of Sunday's storm, though,
email armies of workmen are making
?repairs. Trains are also delayed,
but news from Cape Cod by mail is
expected to reach here today at inter?
St Petersburg, Dec. 19.-Contral?
to toe general expectation the Empe?
ror's name day was not signalized
by tbe issue of a manifesto on the sub?
ject of reform. The manifesto is now
expected tomorrow. A long list of
honers, however, was gazetted, princi?
pally of army officers.
Washington, Dec. 19-Senator Mit?
chell and Representative Herman left
for Portland, Oregon last night.
Mitchell said he did not feel it his
duty to leave before, but since he is
accused of land frauds he had conclud?
ed it to be his duty to go even if the
public business is sacrificed.
New York, Dec. L-Today the div?
ots have been down into the wreck
of the steam boat, Glenn Island to
search for the bodies of nine persons
who lost their lives when the vessel
was burned early Saturday morning.
Vinn a, Dec. 15.-The lower Hunga?
rian house was the scene Monday of a
big uproar in which furniture was
demolished by the opposition. The
session as resumed amid great excite?
ment this morning. Premier Tisza was
scarcely abie to make himself heard,
owing to the tumult and the sitting
suspended several times.
Aaron P. Prioleau, a recent candidate
for Congress from the First district,
waa convicted in the United States
?assort in Charleston last Monday. The
charge against him was tampering
with the mails when he was a mail
BEWS FOB TBE NftTIOHAL-GAPITAL
Politicians of Both Parties Get
Sack to Old Routine and
Everything is Lively for
I Four Years More.
Washington, Dec. '8.-Mingling
with Senators and Representatives of
the minority party results in the im?
pression that * official Democracy
though disappointed by the results of
i the election, is not dismayed. Dixie
I and Tammany will have a very firm
bold upon the next Congress and will
be capable of making a great deal of
trouble for the champions of extrava?
gance and imperialism- If they can?
not pass resolutions ' of investigation
and appoint committees, Ihey can at
least indulge ? in a great variety of
irritating and embarrassing remarks.
Meantime Cockran and Dalzell have
peacefully fallen upon each other's
necks, and the status quo ante bellum
reigns once more.
Democratic members of both houses
will . fraternally participate in the
inauguration exercises, and both the
President and his Democratic escort
will forget what they said about bim
in October. It will be interesting
to see Mr Carmack and Representative
Kitchin have a place on the Inaugu?
ration Committee. It is understood
that these twain are expected from the
President's general amnesty. They
enjoy only the pivileges cf ticket-of
It looks today as if the inauguration
ball would take place where the in?
auguration itself.wiiltake place-at.the
Capitol building. The House objects
to tearing up the Pension Office and
interrupting business there, and the
Senators objcet to granting the use of
the Congressional Library-by far the
most appropriate place fer it.
The Inauguration Committee an?
nounces that no refreshments will be
provided for the publie^-a quite su?
perfluous announcement, as no Presi?
dent since Jackson has triad to feed
the oi polloi. He tried. Receiving a
vast cheese weighing several tons
from a Sew York farmer, he placed it
in the center of the East Room of the
White Hous3, then called "The
Palace." The populace .made a rush
for it They clawed it. They scooped
it out. They flung it at the chande?
liers and carried it from room to room,
trampled it under foot on the carpet,
and the odor thereof ascended to
Heaven. But there were other things.
A letter writer of that time wrote:
"A profusion of refreshments had
been provided. Orange puch by bar
relsful was made, but, as waiters
opened the door to bring it out, a
rush followed the glass38 were
broken, the pails of liquor npset, and
th? most painful confusion prevailed.
To e?cb a ?egree was this carried that
wine and iee cream could not be
brought to the ladies, and tubs of
punch were taken into the garden to
entice the crow?.iwm the Pglace. it
was mortifying to see men, with boots
heavy with mud standing ou the dam?
ask satin-covered chairs, from their
eagerness to get a sight of the Presi?
dent.?' M; there will be no attempt
to^. feed tu? American people on
March 4tb, howevermncb His Strenu
3sity might enjoy the sight.
Secretary Taft, just back from Pan?
ama, has spent some time this week
helping to rescue the Phillippine bili
from defeat. The debate on the bili
touched mainly on the right of Con?
gress to delegate to the Phillippine
Commission power to revise the in?
sular tari ff. Several Republican Sen?
ators as v;ell aa. Democratic, denied
that right. Senator Newlands urged
a reduction cf the interests on the
railroad bonds which the Phillippine
government mus* guarantee, from five
per cent, to two and a half per cent,
insisting that the United States
would bemorally bound to redeem the
bonds and by assuming the legal re?
sponsibility m them they could easily
bc sold for - a higher price. Ssfcstor
Carmack got tho floor yesterday with
his usual effectiveness. He said that
siter thc late election he might not
have Iud courage to take any further
part in debates had not the President
in his message distinctly aligned him?
self with the Democrats and Anti-Im?
perialists. The President expressed
the hope that the time would come
when the Phillippines would bold
such relation to the United States as
Cuba now holds-the very thing ad?
vocated in the Democratic platform.
Would not the Pressdent?s message
anticipation self-government for those
people tend to excite insurrection
there? The President further said that
our presence in the Philippines was
justified only by an effort to aid and
assist them. "These two utterances
qualify the President for membership
in the Washington Anti-Imperialist
League," said the Sentor, amid laugh?
ter. The bill passed last evening by
a party vote.
The confirmation of the sentences of
Machen, Lorenz, and the Groffs is
greeted with "I told you so" on the
part of Republicans who promised
that official delinquencies sbculd be
punished. In this connection it is an?
nounced in the Postmasteer-GeneiaTs
report tiiat 1,593 post offices were rob
hed during the last fiscal year. And
this recalls inevitably the optimistic
prediction of Senator Beveridge, who,
in oue of his oratorical rainbows as?
severated that our governemnt of the
Philippines would be so just, so hon?
est and so exemplary that it Would be
reflected back upou the United States
and immensely raise the moral stand?
ard of our own people: this is a good
time to invite his attention to the
For instance, our laws against
smuggling seem to be violated with
impunity by our naval officers, the
fragrant Porto Rican scandal has not
ceased to assail our olfactories when
comes the detention of the cruiser
San Francisco at Newport News, Va.,
and the confiscation of thousands of
dollars worth of dutiable goods smug?
gled from Japan. There were cords
of ostrich feathers, Japanese fans,
Japanese bronzes and silverware and
valuable lacquered goods all protected
by United States naval officers and
consigned to a Baltimore firm.
Hundreds of emancipated, galled and
tired horses are stagging, stalling and
falling in painful effort to do the
work which, until Senator Hale from
Maine came to town, was done by a
donkey locomotive. Millions of cubic
feet of earth are being excavated for
the palatial House and Se nu te offices
that are to be built at each end of the
Capitol. Senator Hale's splendid
carriage horses evinced <sonve "surprise
and shied at the little iron horse.
Nobody was hurt; the Senator was
only a little scaret r bat he arbitrarily
ordered the locomotive removed and
the result is the tragedy of toil and
beating of wretched horses that must
work for a month to do what the ma?
chine would do painlessly in four days.
Don't Believe Price.
Mr. Theodore Price, who has his
own system for trying to furce down
the price cf cotton, is still hammering
the market and he is urging the
farmers to sell before they are com?
pelled to sell for less than seven
cents. That, however, is not the ad?
vice of the men who have the inter?
est of the South at heart. At one
time Mr. Mee was right, but he has
been jumping so rapidly from one
side of the market to the other that
the farmers were. afraid to gamble on
his predictiona They should not put
any faith in what he says today.
Undoubtedly Mr. Price has made a
great deal of money and his followers
throughout the South -have likewise
added to their profits by taking the
bear side. It is well known that the
speculator has been aided in his ef?
forts by his clique in the South. In
almost every town he has one man at
least, who becomes his spokesman.
This individual makes it his business
to skip from town to town and he pro?
fesses^ to know so much about the
situation that be can easily persuade
the farmers to unload. It is readily
seen, therefore, that Mr. Price can
accomplish wonders if he is well or?
ganized, yet it is outrageous to think
that these followers will put money
in theirs,pocketsc?st.the:expense of the
farming classes. What we would like
to know is if there are any of these
people preaching the doctrine of Price
in the Piedmont country. Before
they put too much faith in these in?
dividuals who are begging them to dis?
pose of their crop the planters should
ascertain if they are helping Mr.
On the other hand every Southern
authority is hopeful of better condi?
tions ?later on and this hope can be
realized only by a determination of
the farmers not to unload. Frank
Hayne and W. P. Brown who did so
much for the bull movement last year,
believe that ten cents will be paid
before spring.. Organizations in al?
most every State have agreed to hold.
The Greenville News has given much
study to this situation and through its
columns it has kept the farmers fully
informed as to what is likely to hap?
pen. The inerview with Col. Orr
printed yesterday, will have its effect,
as it should, and Col. Orr is nearer
right than the others when he says
that nine cents will be a legitimate
price. We cannot look for much
more. It is better to follow these
men and the cotton organizations than
to accept the statements of Mr. Price
and his follower's who are reaoing a
harvest by fooling the people.-Green?
Missouri Grafter Holds Seat.
Washington, Sec. 15.^-QoBgfeg8*
man James Jt Butler, Democratic
representative ?f the Twelfth Missouri
district will be allowed to serve out
his term without molestation. The
house committee on elections was
today relieved by the House of further
consideration of the contest .from
Army and Navy Officers Override Cus?
toms Laws at Will.
Washington, Dec. 20.-The recent
seizure by customs officials of a
argt quantity of dutable goods from
a n$tY?,i vessel at Xor?olk is not con^
sldorod at all out of thc ordinary by
th?? ?fSeials ?t the treasury depsSrt
"The gentlemen of the army and
navy have the idea that they are at
liberty to overrule the customs laws
at any time," said a high treasury of?
ficial today, "and unless they go too
far, as in this case, we are inclined to
NAN PATTERSON OX THE STAND.
New York, Dec. 20.-Xan Patterson
resumed her testimony at this morn?
ing^ session of her trial for the mur?
der of Caesar Young. Answering ques?
tions, she told of her relations with
Young and of what occcurnri the
night preceding Young's deacu She
said Young's family knew of his re?
lations towards her.
She was calm during the heavy fire
of cross-questioning and maintained
her statemtnt that Young shot him?
Miss Paterson said Young struck
her the night before his death, but it
was in a playful manner. She told of
their talk in the cab on the fatal morn?
ing and said that Young kissed her,
saying that he did not wish to lose
his little girl. She said she was looking
the other way when Young "shot him?
self." The report sounded muffled and
she thought at first that it came from
THE PRESIDENT RECONSIDERS
Washington. Dee. 19.-The presi?
dent to day reconsidered his action J
in dismissing from office. Judge Ben- |
ja m in Taylor of the supreme court of
New Mexico and afier giving him full
hearing revoked h*>s former order.
Judge Eaker, however, resigned.
_ MM i li -?<.. -^mwm^
Washington, Dec. 19.-The ??ssion
of the Senate today lasted only four
minutes. Less than a score of Senators
were in their places. Adjournment
was taken till Wednesday. Lower
House practically deserted, not more
than fifty members present.
Notice is hereby given that the
health of the people of this county is
in imminent danger and-must be taken
".are of. It bas been decided that
every precaution be taken to prevent
prolonged cases of pneumonia, grippe,
etc. The best thing to do is to give
a good cough mixture as soon as tbe
cough starts. Get MURRAY'S
HOREHOUND, MULLEIN AND
TAR. Only 25c. a bottle. At -all
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE
APPOINTMENTS FOR 1905.
The Last Day's Session Full of In?
terest-Question of Publica?
tion of The Advocate Re
ston Coll?ge Be?
Resolutions of Thanks.
Darlington, Dec. 19.-The last
day5s session of the.Methodist confer?
ence began promptly at IO o'clock,
Bishop Wilson presiding and Rev. A.
B. Watson conducting the devotional
I Immediately after the minutes were
read aud approved, Rev. Geo. H.
Waddell secured the floor on a ques?
tion of privilege and stated that tue
action of the conference in reference
to the publication of The Advocate
would seriously involve him in finan?
cial difficulty. The question was re?
considered and the proposition of Rev.
S. A. Nettles was laid on the table.
When that proposition was accepted it
was not understood that it violated the
contract now existing with Mr. Wad?
dell. Indeed, this was not known by
Mr. Nettles, who acted under the im?
pression that the publisher's contract
expired with the term of the present
editor at the next ensuing conference.
When the facts were made clear, the
proposition was laid on the table. On
motion i t. was de te rm i ned to takea bal?
lot for a board of managers. On mo?
tion of ?. Toland Hodges, this was
reconsidered and the nomination was
committed to the presiding elders,
who immediately retired to consider
the nominations. During the discus?
sion W. M. Jones, a member of the
present publishing committee, stated
that under present conditions it was
simply impossible for Mr. Waddell
to publish the paper for less than $2
and the conference must give him the
full strength of its support.
The joint board of finance submitted
its report, which *as adopted and the
fonds under its management were
distributed in open conference.
The board of education rendered its
Revs. Jas. A. Duncan was nomi?
nated as financial agent of Columbia
college and Rev. R. A. Child was
nominated as financiaial agent of
The _ presiding elders nominated the
following board of managers to con?
trol The Advocate after the present
contract has expired : M Dargan, W A
Massebean, R A Child, W P Meadors,
Geo C Hodges, J W Hamel, J F Lyon
-the identical board contained in Mr.
Nettles' proposition, but that pro?
position ;" still on the table
The title of " Williamston Female
college of Greenwood" has been
changed to "Lander college, in honor
of its distinguished and beloved foun?
T??? usual resolutions of thanks
were offered and unanimously adopted
by a rising vote. Dr. Jesse A. Clifton
made a fine address, more extensively
d quite heartily and humorously
thanking the people of Darlington for
their hospitality. Speaking of ingra?
titude, he said : "Old Shakespeare
must have known what he was talking
about when he wrote, "How sharper
than a serpent's thanks it is to have a
toothless child,' " and great laughter
followed the misquotation.
The minutes of the morning session
were read and approved.
Bishop Wilson addressed the confer?
ence, speaking words of encouragement
of hope, of cheer, and wishing for
everyone that 1905 may prove the best
year iu the v. ork of each. He then
announced the appointments for the
year of grace 1905 as follows:
H W Bays, presiding elder.
Allendale, W C Kirkland ; Beaufort,
G P Watson;: Bethel circuit, WH
Thrower : Black Swamp, G F Clark
son; Charleston, Trinity, C B Smith;
Bethel, M L Carlisle ; Spring Street :
P L Kirton; Cumberland, J W
Speake ; Mt Pleasant, I C Carson ;
Cordesville, W R Buchanan ; Cypress,
C W Burgess; Dorchester., W T
Bedenbugh; Ehrhardt, T L Belvin;
Grover, S C Morris; Hampton, GR
Shaffer; Harley ville and Indian
Fields, W S'Goidwin; Henderson
ville, J E Peeler; McClellan vi Ile,
W T Patrick ; Pinopolis, W E Barre :
Port Royfll, L D Gillespie; Ridgeland,
W K Murray ; Ridgeville, H C
Monz?n : Round O, E P Hutson ; St
George, W S Stokes, Summerville, J
L Daniel ; Walterboro, Henry Stokes ;
Youngs Island, W A Wimberly;
Charleston Port Society, P A Murray.
Chaplain: Student at Vanderbilt
University, P. C. Garris.
J E Carlisle, presiding elder.
Abbeville, P B Wells: An treville, J
A Peeler: Butler, Foster Speer:
Cokesbury. S D Vaughn: Donalds,
Peter Stokes: Greenwood, W A Masse
beau; Greenwood and Abbeville
Mills. J W Lawson: Kinards, J T
Miller; Lowndesviile, R W'Barber;
McCormick, H W Whittaker: Mt Car?
mel, R C Buiware : Ninety-Six, A J
Cauthen : Newberry. Central, S H
Zimmerman: O'Neale Street and
Mollohon, J H Graves: Newberry cir?
cuit J F Beard: Parksvillc, R R
Dagnall: Phoenix, J R Copeland:
Princeton, G R Whittaker: Prosperi?
ty, J K McCain: Saluda, R W Hum?
phries: Verdery, C W Creighton-/
Waterloo, I L Ray; Whitmite. N;
I^om: Lander College, GO Willson,
J S Beaslev, presiding elder.
Aiken, B R Turnipseed ; Batesburg,
E T Hodges : Columbia, Washington
Street, J W Daniel : Main Street, W I
Herbert: Green Street, R S Trues
dale: Granby, W J Snyer: Brook?
land, W S Henry: Edgewood, J A
Graham: Edgefie?d, M Auld: Fair?
field, W W Williams: Fort Motte, J K
Inabinet; Graniteville. A R Philips;
Johnston, W S Martin : Leesville, M
M Brabham; Lewiedale, J E Strick?
land: Lexington, O N Rountree: Lex?
ington Fork, G H Pooser; North Au?
gusta, H 3 Cautben ; Ridgeway, A S
Lesley: St. Matthews, J E Mahaffey ;
Warrenville, F S Hook; Winnsnoro, J
.B'Campbell : Epworth Orphanage, W B
Wharton, superintendent; Columbia
College, W W Daniel, president: J A
Duncan, finaucial agent; Paine Insti?
tute,"*Gr^W Walker, president.
A J Stokes, presiding elder.
Cades, J A White : Carterville, J
E Taylor ; Cheraw, Bob G Murphy ;
Cheraw circuit, O L Durant; Clyde,
John Manning; Darlington, Trinity,
l J C Roper; Epworth and Pine Grove,
J O Carraway; Darlington circuit. N
B Clarkson, Florence, J G Beckwith ;
Georgetown, B M Grier; Greeley ville,
LLInabinet; Harpers, J B Weldon
Hartsville, Dove Tiller; Johnson?
ville, J E Carter; Kingstree, W B
Justus; Lake City, J B Tray wick;
Lamar, T F Gibson; Liberty, R W
Spigner; Rome, T J Clyde; Salters,
CW Ray; Sampit, D A Calhoun;
Scranton, W C Gleaton ; South Flor?
ence, F E Hodges; Timmonsviile, L
GREENVILLE DISTRICT. -
R Herbert Jones, presiding eider.
Anderson, St John's, M B Kelly;
Orrville, S T Creech ; West End, D W
Keller, Easley and Bethesda, R M Du
Bose; Fountain Inn, D P Boyd;
Greenville, Buncombe Street, W M
Duncan; Hampton avenue, W E Wig?
gins ; Sampson and Poe, A E Drig
gers : St Paul's, T G Herbert ; West
Greenville, G T Harmon, Jr. ; Green?
ville circuit, N G Bellinger; Greers,
G T Harmon ; Liberty, J P Atta way ;
McClure, A A Merritt: North Pick
ens, Wm Roof ; Pelzer, G E Edwards ;
Pendleton, S W Henry: Pickens, O
M Abney ; Piedmont, S T Blackman ;
Seneca and Walhalla, E S Jones;
Starr and Iva, J W Bailey : Townville,
D A Lewis; Travelers' Rest, W L
Gault; Victor and Batesville, J G
Huggin : Walhalla circuit, W M Har?
den; Westminister, J I Spinks; Wil
liamtsou and Belton, R L Holroyd ;
Williamston circuit, W A Beckham.
E P Taylor, presiding elder.
Bennettsville, T E Morris; Ben
nettsville circuit, A T Dunlap;
Brownsville, S J Bethea; Blenheim,
W B Baker; Brightsville, E M Mc
Kissick; Britten's Neck, G W Gatlin;
Bucksville, H L Singleton; Centen?
ary, J L Mullinix; Clio and Beulah,
F H Shulz; Conway, W L Wait;
Conway circuit, J C Davis; Dillon
Station and Mills, J D. Croat, J M
Gasque; Gallivant, T. D Moody; Lat?
ta, J H Thacker; Latta circuit, J W
Arial ; Little Rock, G C Leonard ;
Loris, S J McConnell ; Marion, R E
Stackhouse; Marion circuit, G P Pen?
ny ; McColl, W H McLanrin ; Mullins,
T C O'Dell ; Mullins circuit, W A
Betts, W C Power, supernumerary;
Marlboro, J W Wright; North Mul?
lins, J E Rushton, J M Rogers ; Wac
camaw, Allan Macfarlane.
Marion Dargan, presiding elder.
Bamberg, W T Duncan ; Barnwell, J
L Harley, Branchville, S A Nettles;
Cameron, NL Wiggins; Denmark,
E H Beckham, W H Wroton, super?
numerary ; Edisto, G W Davis ; Ello
ree, J T Macfarlane ; Langley, J W
Neeley; Norway, J R Sojourner;
OrangebUTg, St. Paul's, J A Clifton ;
Orangeburg Mills, to be supplied ;
Orangeburg circuit, A B Watson ^Or?
ange, M F Dukes ; Providence, W A
Pitts; Rowesvilie, A C Walker;
Smoaks, J L Tyler; Springfield, R
A Yongue, Swansea,G W Duke5?; Wag?
ens r, JO Holley.
ROCK HILL DISTRICT.
W P Meadors, presiding elder.
Blacksburg, C C Derrick, Black
stock, J H Noland, Chester, Bethel,
M L Banks, Grace and New Bethel,
to be supplied, Chester eire a it, J M
Friday ; East Chester, C P ,Carter ;
East Lancaster, P B Ingraham ; Fort
Mill, J C Chandler, Hickory Grove,
WH Arial; Heath Springs, David
Hucks, Kershaw, O A Jeffcoat, Lan?
caster, R E Turnipseed, Lancaster
circuit. J C Counts; North Rock
Hill, W C Winn; Richburg, W A
Fairy ; Rock Hill, St, John's, Watson
B Duncan ; A E B oiler, supernumer?
ary; Laurel Street and Manchester,
C E Peele; Rock Hill circuit, E A
Wilkes; Van Wyck, R E Sharp; York
ville, J L Stokes, S A Weber, super?
numerary ; York Mills and Tirzah, C
M Peeler; York circuit R A Rouse.
J W Kilgo, presiding elder.
Belmont, T Z James; Buffalo and
East Union, L E Wiggins; Clifton
and Glendale, J W Elkins; Cherokee,
B M Robextson ; Clinton, W H Hod
fes; Campobello, J T Fowler:
Inoree, C B Burns; Gaffney, Buford
Street, J M Steadman, Limestone
Street, J B Kilgore; Gaffney cir-?
cuit, J B Wilson ; Jonesville, D E
Camak ; Kelton, A H Best ; Laurens,
First church, M W Hook, Laurens
mills. C L McCain; North Laurens,
J F Anderson ; Pacolet, to be sup?
plied ; Pacolet circuit, E W Mason ;
Reidville, T J White; Sautuc, T B
Owen ; Spartanburg, Central, E O
Watson, Do?ean and Saxon, S B Har?
per, Bethel J W Shell; Union, Grace
church, D M McLeod, W H Miller,
supernumerary: Union mills, W M
Owens; Southern Christian Advocate,
W R Richardson, editor, G H Waddell
assistant editor: conference secretary
of education, j W Kilgo; financial
agent Wofford college, R A Child.
H B Browne, presiding elder.
Bethany, E ? Scoggins: Bishop
viile, D Arthur Phillips; Camden,
C C Herbert; Chesterfield, J J
Stevenson : Jordon, S D Bailey :
Jefferson, J M Jones: Lvnchburg, S O
Can tey, Manning, A N Brnnson : New
Z on, B J Guess : Oswego. E K Moore :
Pinewood., L L Bedenhaiigh : Provi?
dence, C S Felder: R-emberr and St.
John, S H Booth : Richland, Walter
P Way: Santee, J C Yongue: Sumter,
First church, P F Kilgo, Magnolia
Street, J P Inabinet; Wateree, WD
Patrick : conference missionary secre?
tary, P F Kirgo: assistant Sunday
school editor, L F Beaty: transferred,
K S Enochs to Alabama conference:
superannuated, G M Boyd, J M Car?
lisle, A M Chreitzberg, W A Clarke,
D D Dantzler, R L Duffie, J W Hum?
bert, A W Jackson, W W Jones, C D
Mann, N K Melton, E M Merritt, J J
Neville, I J Newberry, J J Porter. T
P Phillips, B H Rawls, W A Rogers,
J L Srfly. A J Stafford, T E Wannama
ker.J F Way, J A Wood, J J Workman.
A whole lot of fancy phrases can be
written about remedies, but it takes
facts to prove anything-good straight
tacts. And the strongest fact yon
ever beard is that Tannopiline is the
best cure for pi ?es on the market. It
cures absolutely. Has a healing,
soothing effect from the start.
All druggists have it for $1.0?) a jar.
Ask for Tannopiline :and don?t dare
take a substitute.
THE JAPS HAVE CAPTURED
An Important Position Siezed by
Gen. Nogi-A Mine Exploded
Beneath Fort and a Fierce
Tokio, Dec. 19, evening.-The Jap
anse fired an immese mine nnder por?
tions of the north fort of east Kekwan
mountain at 2 o'clock yesterday (Sun?
day) afternoon. The infantry imme?
diately afterward charged and ocu
pied the fort with a heavy force.
The following report of the capture
was telegramed from Gen. Nogi's;
headquarters today :
"At 2.15 o'clock on the afternoon of
Dec. 18 part of our army blew up the
parapets of the north fort of east Kek?
wan mountain and then charged. A
fierce battle with hand grenades en?
"Owing to the stubborn resistance of
the enemy with his machine guns our
operations were temporarily suspend?
"Subsequently, at 7 o'clock in the
evening Gen. Semeamiam, command?
ing the supports, advanced into the
casemates and encouraging his men
threw his supports into the fighting
line in a last brave charge.
"At 11.50 at night we completely
occupied the fort and immediately en?
gaged in the construction of defensive
works. Our occupation became firm?
ly assured today.
"Before retiring the enemy explod?
ed four mines in the neighborhood of
the neck of the. fort.
"We captured five nine-centimetre
field guns and two machine guns, as
well as plenty of ammunition.
"The enemy left 40 or 50 dead.
"Our casuaties have not been inves?
tigated, but they are not heavy."
It is reported that the japanese
have seized a strong position about
1,000 yards southeast of Two Hundred
and Three Metre hill, preparatory to
assaulting the new town and pushing
between Liaoti mountain and the
Russian headquarters at Port Arthur.
The fighting against ??ungehu moun?
Ten Hours' Hard Fighting.
Tokio, Dec. 20.-It took ten hours
of the hardest kind of fighting to cap?
ture Kekwan fort, which fell into
the hands of the Japanese December
18th. The fortifications were finally
taken at the point of the banyonet.
The Russian garrison was practically
Hil, England. Dec. 20.-The proof
of the bribing of the owner of one ves?
sel in the trawli?g fleet which -was
fired on by the Russian Baltic fleet
confirmes the report that a Russian
agent has been trying to bribe the
fishermen to testify to the presence of
a Japanese torpedo boat when the
bombardment occurred. He adds that
he knows of several .fisherman who
accepted a bribe and sigued papers
falsely confessing to the presence of
Japanese topedo boats.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 15.
Caught iu a trap and helpless to save
themselves three men lost their lives,
a?d four others, including Lieut.
Wm. C. Cole, were terribly scalded
today by a rush of steam and boiling
water in the fire room of the battle?
ship Massachusetts, lying at lh?
League Island navy yard.
When you've got a bad cough just
say "MURRAY'S." If a druggist
gives yon anything but Murray's
Horehound, Mullein and Tar you're
not getting the best and surest cough
remedy. Make him give you Mur?
ray's. Acts quicker and you get a
50c. size bottle for 25c.
Every druggist has it.
I will give prompt attention to ali calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating. &c
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