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HEAPS OF FOX IX KAZTNGT" "I Dever read accounts in the newspapers of the pranks of college boys in 'hazing' the freshmen,-" said a whitehaired, rosy-faced old New Yorker in the parlor of a big athletic club the other night to a Tribune reporter, "but my mind reverts at once to a hazing scrape I got myself into in my salad days. Like all s-rphomores I was particularly intolerant of freshmen?much more so, of course, than the seniors. ' We had been strictly forbidden by the faculty to do any hazing at all, under penalty of expulsion, and so we could not get together more than half a dozen adventurous souls who were willing to take the risk in order to punish the freshmen properly for daring to live and presuming to come to college at all. We had to do the thing quietly, so after all the lamps were out, we would steal from our rooms, meet iD the corridor, and then make a descent on some lonely freshman and 'do him up' without unnecessary fuss. "We had operated successfully on two or three men, ouly one in a night, and were enjoying the sport thoroughly. The following night it became the turn of a long, rawboned man from Maine, who had little or nothing to say to any one, and whose only care seemed to be to keep bis hands and feet out of sight. We anticipated some rare sport with him, and I remember now the haughty feeling with which I strode into his dark bedchamber, at the head of our gang, after we had pried his door open with one good twist of a real burglar's 'jimmy.' "The other men had generally cowered under their bedclothes or arisen tremblingly in their nightshirts, and asked piteously to be let alone. This Maine man jumped out of bed, however, as if glad to meet us. He said not a word, he made not a sound, as he moved about in the dark ; but, oh my ! how he did 'swat' us ! I never before experienced such fiendish strength as that fellow seemed to have. We were not familiar with his room and it seemed to be full of furniture, against which we stumbled, and over and under which he knocked us in the darkness, with the precision and force of a triphammer. He seemed to have a cat's sight, and he knew the room thoroughly, and the way he 'lammed' us so unexpected that we got confused and lost our reckoning in trying to get out of the infernal room again. "I don't believe one of us hit him " T tViaf oftor T h?H PAIlcht fl ULltC. ? ftUVt* vuuv MAW* ?0 ? terrific right hander on the tip of my my nose, which sent me backwards over an awfully angular coal scuttle, I kept on my hands and knees, and wabbled about in a blind search for the door with the blood pouring into my mouth and over my shirt-front. He hit us with his fists like hams, he threw chairs at us, he kicked us when we went down, with his bare toes, which seemed as hard as iron ; he mauled us, he pulled our hair out, he scratched us, be loosened our teeth, he broke our noses, he joggled our most internal organs, he utterly demoralized us, this whirlwind from Maine; and when at last we all got out of this horrid den, more dead than alive, and had had time to collect our shattered senses and make a hasty estimate of our cuts and abrasions, I said : " 'The Maine fellow must have gone out, boys, and left a gorrilla in his bed instead.1 "But just then we heard that vicious freshmau call out, with a mocking laugh : " 'Now go to bed, little men, and come again some other night when you're rested. This hazin's heaps of fun.' "But we decided that the sport was unmanly, anyway, and not the proper sort of thing for gentlemen" to engage in." A HUSBANDS RIGHTS. Clergymen are not always practical, but there are times wheD their advice is good. Here is the latest regarding the husband's rights: "Sir." he said, as he strode into the clergyman's study, "you are the man Tirhn tnnf, T hfilieve ?" "I beg your pardon," said the clergyman, looking up from his sermon. 'You performed the marriage ceremony for me, didn't you ?" "Yes, certaiuly, Mr. Willings. What, may I ask?" "Then you know what the rights of a husband are ?" "Why, yes, in a general way." "And the rights of a wife?" "Of course." "Well, now, sir," said the caller, drawing a chair up to the clergyman's desk and taking a seat, "has a wife a license to torture a husband ?" "Certainly not." "If she makes his life miserable he has redress of course ?" "Yes, but I should advise?" "Never mind your advice now. We'll come to that later. My wife complains that I don't shave often enough." "Oh that's a small matter." "Is it, sir? Is it? Just wait? I informed her that that was my affair, and then she told the children to cry when I kissed them, so that she could' say that my rough, unshaved chin hurt them." "That hardly showed a Christian?" "Just wait a minute ! Yesterdav morning I found them playing with the cylinder of a broken musicbox. You know bow that seems to the touch ?" "Certainly." "Well, she'd taught them to call it 'papa's chin !' " "Really, sir, I must admit?" "Now wait till I'm finished. Today one of them got up on my knee, passed his hand over my chin, and called it 'papa's musicbox.' "Now, sir, I ask of you, as a Christian man and as the minister who tied the knot, what shall I do?" "Get shaved," replieu the clegryman, softly as he returned to his work." Wayside Gatherings. t6T Ad honest heart makes an open countenance. t/3T Every tear shed in sympathy for others makes us better. A healthy man or woman averages 70 steps a minute in walking. W&T The mercantile and armed navies of the world have 1,603,000 seamen. 16T A man obtains his maximum weight at 40 years of age, a woman at 50 years. f&" Let no one despair. Gray hairs are now said to oe a sign 01 great brain activity. 1^* Take care not to go to the brink of vice, lest you should fall down the precipice. t&" One of the objects of cultivation is to keep the surface broken so as to let in light, heart and air. VST A good motto to put over the entrance to a graveyard would be : "Here lie the dead and here the living lie." fST The United States, Great Britain and Germany, send the greatest number of letters through the mails. 1ST The longest bridge in America is a trestle-work over a portion of Lake Ponchartrain. It is nearly 25 miles long. VST The more the Bible is read the more is it believed and accepted as the word of God. Sceptical people rarely read the Bible. t&~ After a long period of wet weather, when they have prayed vainly for relief, the Chinese put their gods in the rain, to see how they like it. *?" Philadelphia has a greater mileage of electric railways than the whole of Germany, according to The Elec trical World. W&F On a fine day it is reckoned that the cycle riders of the world cover the grand total of 100,000,000 miles, or 4,000 times round the world. 09" Demagogue is an old Greek word which today has a modern Greek application. It means one who leads the people on the way they want to go. 06T "Are Spratt and his wife a happy couple?" "Oh, yes, they are happy enough, except now and then when they can't find anything to quarrel about." W3T So light is a spider's web that a pound weight of it will reach around the world, and then leave enough to reach from New York to San Francisco. W3f~ Stability is the great secret of success. No man can prosper who is a mechanic one day, a professional man the next, and nothing the next day. WelT An educated Indian who recently spent half an hour reading the epitaphs in a cemetery, remarked, "I ornpsc thp onlv eood white man is a 6"Vk~ *""" "?* o dead white man." Most of the troubles of life originate from the habit of talking too much. The tongue is useful in its way, but it should be handled with as much care as gunpowder. ILabrador, a country which we always associate with Arctic snowdrifts, icebergs, etc., has 900 species of flowering plants, 59 ferns, and over 250 species of mosses and lichens. S8T A lady stood hanging on the strap of a street car, when a workman in the far corner arose and offered her a seat. "I thank you," she said in a very sweet tone, "but I dislike to deprive the only gentleman in the car of a seat." SST Guest?I'm glad there is a rope in case of fire; but what's the idea of putting a Bible in the room in such a prominent position ? Bell Boy?Dat am intended for use, sah, in case the fire am too far advanced foh you to make your 'scape, sab. The oldest love letter in the world is in the British Museum. It is a proposal of marriage for the hand of an Egyptian princess, and it was made 3,500 years ago. It is in the form of an inscribed brick. VST The cost of running a 25,000 spindle cotton mill in New England for coal alone is $85 per day. There are many points in the south where the coal bill would be only $25 per day. J. J. Chambers, at Glenmue, Ga., is experimenting with banana culture in Ware county. He has 32 large plants, with leaves 10 feet long and 26 inches broad. The trees are 30 inches in circumference. 46T" A lady cyclist in knickerbockers was riding in the neighborhood of Warehara, England. She lost her way, and seeing a countryman in front, rode up to him, alighted, and said, "Can you tell me if this is the right way to Wareham ?" The man looked her up and down with great attention, and then slowly replied, "Yes, miss; yes. You seem to have got 'em on all right." 86T "Look here, do you know I believe Parson Downycouch gambles?" remarked one gentleman to another. "Good gracious! I hope not." "I hope not, too, but a suspicious circum Cnn/loi! ti'Knn K o SlttUUC UUVUIICU lasi uuuuuj nutu uv was reading out the service." "What was it?" "Well, instead of 'Oh, Thou, who hast the hearts of kings in Thy hand,' what do you suppose he read?" "I've no idea." "He read: 'Oh, Thou, who hast the king of hearts in Thy hand." AST" In Patrick county, Virginia, there is found a peculiar stone much sought after by superstitious people, who believe that the possessor of one of these queer stones is perpetually endowed with good luck. The stones vary in size, and many of them are in the shape of a cross. This is, perhaps, the cause of the legend that is related about them. It is told that fairies were sent all over the world to carry the news of the birth of Christ. After the glad tidings bad been spread the elfs fashioned the stones into crosses, as mementoes of their services. ?he ?tonj lellct. THE HERO OF THETOWER! WILL CARLETON, IN HARPER'S MAGAZINE. Long time ago, when Austria was young, There came a herald to Vienna's gates, Bidding the city fling them open wide Upon a certain day; for then the king Would enter, with his shining retinue. Forthwith the busy streets were pleasure-paths ; And that which seemed but now a field of toil, With weeds of turbulence and tricky greed Flashed into' gardens blooming full of flowers. Beauty blushed deeper, now the rising sun Of royalty upon it was to shine ; Wealth cast its nets of tinsel and of gold To catch the kingly eye; and wisdom merged Itself into the terms of an address, Which the old mayor sat up nights to learn (A needy poet wrote the sam e for him.) No maiden fluttered through the narrow streets That pondered not what ribbons she should wear; No window on the long procession's route But had its tenants long en gaged ahead. But the old sexton of St. Joseph's church Moped dull and sulky through the smiling crowd, A blot upon the city's pleasure-page. "What runs wrong with you, uncle?" was the cry? "You who have been the very youngest boy ' Of all the old men that the city had, Who loved processions more thau perquisites, And rolled a gala day beneath your tongue? What rheumatism has turned that temper lame? Speak up, and make your inward burden ours." The old man slowly walked until he came Unto the market-place, then feebly stopped, As if to talk ; and a crowd gathe red soon, As men will when a man has things to say. And thus he spoke: "For fifty years and more I have been sexton of St. Joseph's church. St. Joseph's would have fared ill but for rae. And though my friend the priest may smile at this, And wink at yon an unbelieving eye, My office shines in heaven as well as his. Although it was not mine to make the church Godly, I kept it clean, and that stands next. If I have broken one circle of my sphere, Let some one with straight finger trace it out. "And no procession in these fifty years Has marched the street with aught like kingly tread. But on the summit of St. Joseph's spire I stood erect and waved a welcome-flag, With scanty resting-place beneath my feet, And the wild breezes clutching at my beard. It took some nerve to stand so near to heaven And fling abroad its colors. Try it priest. "But I am old; most of my manhood's fire Is choked in cold white ashes; and my nerves Tremble in every zephyr like the leaves. What can I do??the flag must not be missed From the cathedral's summit. I've no son, Or he should bear the banner, or my curse. I have a daughter; she shall wave the flag! "And this is how my girl shall wave the flag. Ten suitors has she ; and the' valiant one Who. strong of heart and will can climb that perch Aud do what I so many times have done, Shall take her hand from /nine at his descent. Speak up, Vienna lads! and recollect How much of loveliness faint heart e'er won." Then there was clamor in the callow breasts Of the Vienna youth ; for she was fi\r The sweetest blossom of that city's vines. Many a youngster's eye climbed furtively Where the frail spire-tip trembled in the breeze, . Then wandered to the cot wherein she dwelt; But none spoke up, till Gabriel Petersheiiri. Whose ear this proclamation strange had reached, Came rushing through the crowd, and boldly said: "I am your daughter's suitor, aud the one She truly loves; but scarce can gain a smile Until I win her father's heart as well; And you, old man, have frowned on me, and said I was too young, too frivolous, too wild, And had no manhood worthy of her hand. Mark me tomorrow as I mount yon spire, And mention, wheu I bring the flag to you, Whether 'twas ever waved more gloriously." And thus the old man answered: "Climb your way; And if a senseful breeze should push you off, And break that raw and somewhat worthless neck, I cannot greatly mourn ; but climb your way, And you shall have the gift if you succeed." High on the giddy pinnacle next day Waited the youth; but not tin evening's sun Marched from the western gates, that tardy king Rode past the church. And though young Gabriel's nerves Were weakened by fatigue and want of food. He pleased the people's and the monarch's eye, And flashed a deeper thrill of love through one Who turned her sweet face often up to him, And whose true heart stood with him on the tower. Now, when the kingly pageant all had passed, He folded up the flag, and with proud smiles And prouder heart prepared him to descend. But the small trap-door through which he had crept Had by some rival's hand been barred ; and he, With but a hand-breadth's space where he might cling, Was left alone to live there, or to die. Guessing the truth, or shadow of the truth, He smiled at first, and said: "Well, let them voice Their jealousy by such a paltry trick ! They laugh an hour; my laugh will longer he! Their joke will soon be dead, and I released.'' But an hour, and two others, slowly came, And then he murmured; "This is no boy's sport ; It is asilent signal, which means 'Death !" He shouted, but no answer came to him, Not even an echo, on that loflv perch. He waved his hand in mute entreaty, but The darkness crept between him and bis friends. A half hour-seemed an age, and still he clung. He looked down at the myriad city lights, Twinkling like stars upon a lowlier sky, And prayed, "O blessed city of my birth, In* which full many I love, andoneo'erwell, Or I should not be feebly clinging here, Is there not 'mongst those thousands one kind heart TV. 9 mnot T nnmo V>ar>lr TTnil A U UD1JJ UIO I U1 UIUOV JL wiuv uuvn j wu Crashing my way through grim, untimely death ?" Rich sounds of mirth came faintly?but no help. Another hour went by and still he clung. He braced himself against the rising breeze, And wrapped the flag around bis shivering form, And thus he prayed unto the merry winds: "0 breeze you bear no tales of truer love Than I can give you at this lonely height! Tell but my danj-cr to the heart I serve, And she will ne\ rest till I am free!" The winds pressed hard against him as he clung, Aud well-nigh wrenched him from that scanty hold, But made no answer to the piteous plea. Hour after hour went by, and still he held? Weak, dizzy, reeling?to bis narrow perch. It was a clear and queenly summer night; And every star seemed hanging from the sky, As if 'twere bending down to look at him. And thus he prayed to the far-shining stars: "O million worlds, peopled perhaps like this, Can you not see me, clinging helpless here? Con i7rm not. flash a messacre to some eye, Or throw your influence on some friendly brain To rescue me?" A million sweet-eyed stars Gave smiles to the beseecher, but no help. And so the Ions: piocession of the night Marched slowly by, and each scarce hour was hailed By the great clock beneath ; and still he clung Unto the frail preserver for his life, And held, not for his life, but for his love? Held while the spiteful breezes wrenched at him; Held while the chills of midnight crept through him ; While Hope and Fear made him their battle-ground, And ravaged fiercely through his heart and brain. He moaned, he wept, he prayed again; he prayed? Grown desperate and half-raving in his woe? To everything-in earth, or air, or sky : To the fair streets, now still and silent grown; To the cold roofs, now stretched 'twixt him and help; To the dumb, distant hills that heedless slept; To the white clouds that slowly fluttered past; To his lost mother in the sky above ; And then he prayed to God. About that time The maiden dreamed she* saw her lover, faint, Clinging for life; and with a scream uprose, And rushed to the old sexton's yielding door, Granting no peace to him until he ran To find the truth and give the boy release. An hour ere sunrise he came feebly down, Grasping the flag, and claiming his fair prize. But what wreck to win a blooming girl! His cheeks were wrinkled, and of yellow hue, His eyes were sunken, and his curling hair Gleamed white as snow upon the distant Alps. But the young maiden clasped his weary head In her white arms, and soothed him like a child; And said, "You lived a life of woe for me Up on the spire, and now look old enough Even to please my father; but soon I Will nurse you back into your youth again." And soon the tower bells sung his wedding song. The old-young man was happy; and they both, Cheered by the well-earned bounty of the king, Lived many years within Vienna's gates. Rivalry In Trade.?In order to boom business, an enterprising grocer on a certain day advertised several thousand five-cent loaves of bread for sale at oue cent each. His rival was in despair until a brilliant idea came into his head. He hired a small army of boys and girls fo buy up all the loaves at a cent each. At two o'clock grocer No. 1 had sold all his bread, and those who came later denounced him as a fraud who had fooled them with a lying advertisement. Meanwhile the foxy grocer around the comer, with more than a tbousaoci loaves stacked up on his kitchen floor, put out a big sigu : "Fresh Bread?A five-cent loaf for two cents. We never advertise what we have not got." He thus not only discomfited bis rival and turned the tide in bis own favor, but made a profit on the bread as well. Greater New York.?The Philadelphia Public Ledger fails to see the advantage which New York city is to /derive from its increased area. "Civic pride naturally impels the people of New York," says the Philadelphia paper, "to view their enlarged city with complacency, as it also impels those of rival cities to look upon it with some degree of envy. It remains to be seen, however, whether the country at large will be benefitted by the establishment of Greater New York or not. Quite probably it will perceive very little difference. As to politics, the district now included in the city limits has usually acted contrary to the rest of the state, and has even swayed national issues. It will probably be no better and no worse in this respect than it was before. Commercially, the port of New York is still the port of New York, and no changes will ensue from the consolidation. In fact, there seems to be very little chance that the Greater New York will exert any influence or have any effect that its individual members did not. But much will depend on the way the municipal government is composed and conducted, and this is the interesting point whose development the | country is awaiting." Race War In Georgia.?A race war, which has been in progress at Waycross, Ga., resulted in bloodshed last Monday. C. A. Demory. a storekeeper, refused to wait' on William Simmons, a Negro politician of some repute. Simmons attempted to brain bim with a scale weight, whereupon Demory shot and killed him. About 4 o'clock the store was attacked by a mob of Negroes, who kept volleys of bullets pouring through the thin sides of the building until 8 o'clock Monday night. They seriously wounded Demory, Wm. Horuell, James Boyd and two brothers named Williamson. The sheriff and a posse from Valdosta drove the mob away and placed a guard about the wounded men for the night. A number of Negroes were shot, but none were killed, so far as can be learned. &4KIN0 POWDER Absolutely Pure When You Want Nice Clean Job Printing You should always go to The Enquirer office where such printing is done. Excursion Bills, Programmes, Dodgers, Circulars, Pamphlets, Law Briefs, Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill Heads, Envelopes, and Cards of all kinds printed on short notice and at very reasonable and legitimate prices. L. GEO. GRIST, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY, Yorkville, S. C. I REPRESENT over $27,000,000.00 of assets in my fire insurance agency, and I am prepared to write FIRE and TORNADO INSURANCE on short notice at the lowest prevailing rates. Each fire policy carries with it, without extra charge, a "lightning clause," which protects the insured against loss or damage by lightning. I represent the Norwich Union Fire Office of England, which is an absolutely fire tested company, having been "dragged oyer the coals" since 171)7. Then I have the JEtna of Hartford, which has been. doing business at the "old stand" since 1819; the Pennsylvania is by no means a "squatter or experiment," having been "flgbtin' fire in all its fury" since 1825. The Delaware In surance company has been pretty severely burned several times, but has maintained its motto?"Just, Prompt, Certain" since 1835. The Old Continental, which is liviiig in exile from the South-Eastern tariff association, thinks she can staud alone and work in "single harness," and since 1853 the "old lady" has helped her children to something over $35,000,000 and she is always "at home." Insurance left with my agency will always receive prompt and careful attention. L. GEO. GRIST, Resident Agent. CAB0L1SA I IflBTHWICTERlll G. W. P. HARPER, President. Schedules in Effect from and After February 7,1896. CENTRAL TIME STANDARD. GOING NORTH. | NO 10. | No 00. Leave Chester I 8 10 am 8 30 am Leave Lowrysville 6 36am 9 05am Leave McConnellsville 8 5) am 9 39 am Leave Guthriesville .... i 7 02am 9 56am Leave Yorkville ; 722am ' 10 60am Leave Clover 7 52 a m | 11 33 am Leave Gastonla 8 27 am, 150pm Leave Lincolnton 8 45 am 3 16 pm Leave Newton 10 23am! 4 45pm Leave Hickory 11 10 am | 6 15 pm Arrive Lenoir 12 17 pm 1 8 00 pm GOING 8QCTH. | No. 9. | No 61. Leave Lenoir 3 30 p m ; 6 30 a m Leave Hickory 4 34pm 8 10 am Leave Newton 5 14 pm 9 10 am Leave Lincolnton 6 00pm I 10 40am Leave Gastonla 6 57 pm j 1 00 pm Leave Clover 737pm 2 02 pro Leave Yorkville 8 06pm, 3 10 pm Leave Guthriesville ... 829pm 3 40pm Leave McConnellsville' 8 38 pm ! 3 55 pm Leave Lowrysville ..... 9 00pmj 4 25 pm Arrive Chester i 9 32 pm 1 5 10 pm m : "VT rt I n nlnor, nvirl 1 rams nun, i;miu iu nrc mm nnvt run daily except Sunday. Trains Nos. 60 and 61 carry passengers and also run daily except Sunday. There is good connection at Chester with the G. C. A N. and the C. C. <ft A., also L & C. R. R.; at Gastonia with the A. A C. A. L.; at Lincolnton with C. C.; and at Hickory and Newton with W. N. C. Parties desiring tickets to all points North, East, South and West, will find it much to their advantage to call at or correspond with the General Office of the Carolina and North-Western Railway at Lenoir, N. C. L. T. NICHOLS, Supt. THE TWICE-A-WEEK ENQUIRER FURNISHES np-to-date news, fresh and crisp every Wednesday and Saturday. See your nearest clubmaker. 01BIVES AN! C9MUST0111 TIME TABLE of the Ohio River and Charleston Railway company, to take effect Monday, May 5tb, at 7.30 a. m. STANDARD EASTERN TIME. . GOING SOUTH No. 12. | Leave Marion _ 4 45 pmi Leave Rutherfordton.. 6 20 pm! Leave Forest City - 8 50 pm Leave Henrietta 7 10pmi Leave Mooresboro 7 25 pm Leave 8helby 8 25 pm Leave Patterson Springs.. 8 40 pm; Leave Earls 8 45 pm Arrive at Blacksburg. 9 00 pm No. 82. | No. 84. Daily Dally Except Except Sunday. Sunday. Leave Shelby ..... 7 30 am1 , Leave Patterson's Springs. 7 42 am . Leave Earle's 7 48 am; Leave Blacksburg 8 80 am 8 40 am Leave Smyrna. 8 50 am 9 05 am Leave Hickory Grove 9 06 am 9 25 am Leave Sharon 9 20 am 9 50 am Leave Yorkvllle 9 35 am 10 20 am Leave Tlrzah . 9 47 am 10 45 am Leave Newport 9 51am 10 56 am Leave Rock Hill 10 20 am 12 55 pm Leave Leslies 10 85 am 1 15 pm Leave Catawba Junction.. 10 40 am 1 50 pm Leave Lancaster 11 22 anxt 3 55 pm Leave Kershaw - 12 05 pm 5 80 pm Arrive at Camden 1 00 pm 6 50 pm QbYwQ~yoBTH. | N6T~837| NO. 86. Dally " Dally Except Except Snnday. 8unday. Leave Camden 2 00 pm 9 00 am Leave Kershaw 2 45 pm 11 10 am Leave Lancaster 8 25 pm 12 40 pm Leave Catawba Junction 4 00 pm 2 00 pm Leave Leslies 4 10 pm 2 10 pm Leave Rock Hill 4 30 pm 4 40 pm Leave Newport 4 45 pm 5 00 pm Leave Tlrzah 4 50 pm 5 20 pm Leave Yorkvllle 5 05 pm 6 00 pm Leave 8haron 5 20 pm /. 6 20 pm Leave Hickory Grove .... 5 40 pm 6 40 pm Leave Smyrna ? 5 50 pm 6 55 pm Leave Blacksburg 6 20 pm 7 80 pm Leave Earle's ' 8 36 pm Leave Patterson's Spring. 6 40 pm Arrive at Shelby 6 50 pm . No. 11. | Leave Blacksburg 8 10 am T.eave Earls 8 30 am Leave Patterson 8prings 8 40 am Leave Shelby 9 10 am Leave Mooresboro 9 50 am Leave Henrietta 10 00 am Leave Forest City 10 20 am Leave Rutherfordton 10 50 am Arrive at Marlon 12 20 pm CONNECTIONS. No. 32 has connection with Southern Railway at Rock Hill, and the S. A. L. at Catawba Junction. Nos. 34 and 35 will carry passengers. Nos. 11 ana 12 have connection at Marion with Southern Railway. At Roddeys. Old Point, King's Creek and London^ trains stop only on signal. S. B. LUMPKIN, G. P. A. A. TRIPP, Superintendent. SAM'I. HUNT. General Manager. A Snare And Delusion. IF you have taken out a life insurance policy in an Old Line high price "level' premium" company with the idea that you would at sometime in the future, while you yet drew the breath of life, receive substantial cash returns or "big dividends," we are here to tell you that you will be disappointed. Your policy will prove a snare and a delusion. It is all right for protection for your wife and children, as they will receive the face of the policy in case of your death, as they would also in a company that charges you half as much. A life insurance policy is a fraud as an investment for a living man, and is the greatest blessing of which we or anybody else has any knowledge as a means of protecting the widow and orphans, after the breadwinner has been removed by death. It You Will Lay Aside Your Prejudice AND COME to us with a desire to learn why it is not to your interest to carry high priced insurance, and how we can furnish you just as safe insurance for at least 40 per cent, a year less than the other costs, we are sure we can sbowyou to your satisfaction that the MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE ASSOCIATION of New York does business on a plan that is absolutely safe, and will protect your loved ones even better than they now are, at even a greater cost to to you. Of course if you are too prejudiced to investigate ana imagine that the high price you are now paying makes your insurance better or safer, or better than it would be at less cost, we can't do anything for you ; but will be forced to let you go on until time, the crucial tester, convinces you, against your will, that you have been deceived. It You Have No Insurance, And think you should have, we would be pleased to explain the Mutual Reserve System to you. The Mutual Reserve is the largest and strongest natural premium company in the world, and the fourth largest of ANY KIND. It has paid about $550,000 to the widows and orphans of deceased policy-holders in South Carlina alone, during the past twelve years, and if all the insurance now carried in old line companies in the state was in the Mutual Reserve, not less than 8400,000, which now annually goes into the coffers of the former, would be left in the state to help relieve the hard times about which we hear so much. SAM M. & L. GEO. GRIST, General Agents Yorkville, S. C. WHEN YOU WANT TO have your PHOTOGRAPH taken, you should not fail to come and see me. I have been in the "picture taking" business for a great many years, and am confident that I know my business. It has always been my desire to please my customers. I atn prepared to take Photographs in the latest styles and at reason aoie prices. HAVE YOU ANY Photographs that you would like to have enlarged ? If you have, come and see me about it. I can do the work. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW Where my Photograph Gallery is, ask anyone in town and they can tell you. DURING THE WINTER, * You will find my Gallery warm and pleasant. Come and see me whenever von need DhotoirraDhs. ResDectfullv. ' J.R.'SCHORB. ?h? ^jotkviUe ?nquiwt. Published Wednesday and Saturday. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Single copy for one year, S 2 OO One copy lor two years, 3 50 For six months, 1 OO For three months, 50 Two copies for one year, 1 3 SO Ten copies one year, It SO And an extra copy for a club of ten.