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ICED THE THERMOMETER. After Phillips Brooks graduated from Harvard college, while he was in doubt as to what profession to choose, he taught in the Boston Latin school on Bedford street. With his disinclination for detail and dislike of routine, it is not strange thut be met with no very marked success as a disciplinarian. The boys liked him, but sometimes played practical jokes on him. Then, as now, some rooms were easy to heat and others not. Mr. Brooks rarely suffered from cold or heat, and never thought of the temperature of the room unless some one reminded him of it. One winter day a roguish boy man' * - ? * J A 1 aged to slip a bit or ice oeninu me bulb of mercury iu the thermometer. Word was passed about, and the cue given that the "room was cold." Od? boy passed near the thermometer, looked at it, and asked, "May I open the register ? It's not quite 60 degrees." Coats were buttoned closer and collars turned up. Soon a pupil asked, "May I get my overcoat ?" "Certainly," answered Mr. Brooks. He went forward and inspected the thermometer. "Queer," he said, "but the room seems warm to me." Both registers were opened, but still the boys seemed to be suffering with cold. Some one was sent to the basement to turn the heat as much as possible into Mr. Brooks's room. "Wasn't that room hot?" said the narrator of the incident. "But we were bent on making our teacher acknowledge it so." The boys keps up the joke pretty well. Only here and there did one unbutton his coat. Mr. Brooks wiped the perspiration from his forehead, b"t went on with the school work as usual. The ice meantime was melting and the mercury was rising. A teacher from another room came in to see Mr. Brooks about something, and was at once aware of the torrid temperature. "Cold here !" he exclaimed. "Why, it must be 85 at least," and be went to look at the thermometer. "Well, it's not quite that, but it is 78." Most of the boys kept sober faces, but the keen-eyed visitor saw enough to divine the truth, and said in an undertone to Mr. Brooks, "I suspect your pupils have been playing some joke on you:" "May be so," was Mr. Brooks's audible reply ; "but if so, their punishment went with it, for they have evidently been warm enough." Windows were opened, register closed, and the room was soon comfortable. Years afterward some of the "boys" told Mr. Brooks about the ice in the thermometer, and bis hearty laugh testified to his enjovmcut of the story." A "Masher" on a Wheel.?A young woman in Detroit, while enjoying a bicycle ride on Belle Isle, was much annoyed by a "masher" on a wheel, who persisted in attempting to engage her in conversation. Slackening her speed, she suddenly dismounted, and leaning over her wheel began to examine one of the pedals. He was off his machine in an instant. "Allow me to assist you," said he. She said nothing, but releasing her wheel to him took bis to hold, while he went down on his knees to the offending pedal. He was no sooner on his marrows, with his face to the ground, than she deftly extracted a hat-pin and inserted the point into the rear tire of his wheel. By the time he had discovered there was absolutely nothing wrong with the pedal, and that it was working as smoothly as mechanical skill and bicycle oil could make it, the hat-pin was resting inoffensively in its proper place. As she whirled merrily out the avenue a would-be masher stood by his bjcycle with a tire as flat as the proverbial pancake. How He Broke the Ice.?Many diffident persons find the beginning of a conversation awkward, especially on ceremonious occasions and with strangers. Sometimes, however, the beginning is not half so awkward as what comes afterward. According to a story in Punch, a bashful young man said to a lady at a dinner-party: "I've got to take you in to dinner, Miss Travers, and I'm rather afraid of you, you know. Mrs. Jolibois tells me you're very clever." The young lady was naturally amused by this display of simplicity. "How absurd!" she exclaimed. "I'm not a bit cleyer." The man heaved a sigh of relief, and answered : "Well, do you know, I thought you weren't." Shirked the Trouble.?An amusing view of matrimony is that presented in a story told of two Scotchmen. A country laird at his death left his property in equal shares to his two sons, who continued to live most contentedly together for many years. At last, however, one of them said to the other: "Tam, we're getting to beauld men ; you take a wife, and when I die, you will get my share o' the land." "Na, na, Jeems," said the other, "you're the youngest and the maist lively; you take a wife, and when I die you'll get my share, mon." "That's always the way wi' you, Tam." said the first brother, "when there's any fash or trouble, I must take it all; you'll do uaething." V&F Stern Parent?So you wish to marry my daughter, eh ? How are you fixed financially? Young Man?I haven't much cash, but I have expectations. "Yes, of course ; but in case I should live longer than you expect, how are you going to support her?" fhe totjj (follct. H A rrtct^WSTTTA S~ Harriet Smith was moviDg briskly about the kitchen, clearing away the remains of the evening meal. As she passed into the pantry, with both bands full of dishes, the sitting-room door swung ajar and she heard her uncle's voice saying: "Of course Harriet Ann is your girl, but?" At this moment some one closed the door. As Harriet came back from the pantry and began to wash the dishes, there was an ugly scowl between her brows. "Why will Uncle Martin persist in calling me by that odious name?" she questioned, crossly. She had induced her mother to drop the "Ann," while to her girl friends she was "Hattiebut Uncle Martin still clung to the original name, which to her seemed a blight on her whole life. Uncle Martin was a brusque little man, but Harriet liked him greatly in spite of that. He had been very kind to his widowed sister. He was a solid country merchant, though not a rich one; and it was to him that Harriet and her mother were indebted for their comfortable little home. Just here the door opened again, and Uncle Martin came out into the kitchen to get a drink of water. Harriet dried her hands and brought him the water in a bright tin cup. "Your mother tells me you want to leave school and go into a store," he said, putting down the cup. "Yes; it seems as if I ought to be doing something." "But she says she wants you to spend another year or two in school, here in Deanville, to fit yourself for teaching." ?t "mere isui nuy ucitaiu^j * could get a school, and anyway, I mightn't like it. So she's consented for me to go into a store in the city, if I can get a place." "If you can get a place ! Umph ! Yes. Have you got any friends in the city ?" "No-o; but you know so many business men there, Uncle Martin, and I thought of asking you to give me a recommendation." "Well, I suppose I could give you a letter, saying you're honest and industrious ; but as to really recommending a girl 17 years old, who knows more than her mother, I don't see how I could do that." Harriet had no response to make. Uncle Martin went back into the sitting room, and nothing more was said about the matter until the following morning. As Uncle Martin was leaving the house he took a letter from his pocket and handed it to bis neice. "There," he said, "is it not to Danner, of the 'Great Trade Palace.' If you find a situation anywhere, it will be there. But mind you, my advice is, stick to your school another year." Harriet knew that her uncle's advice was good ; but to go to school another year or two meant many hardships to her mother and herself. It meant none but home-made hats and very plain dresses, among other things. Harriet was vain, and she yearned to be able to buy a pretty dress now und then with her own money. Uncle Martin's letter, which was unsealed, delighted her. It ran like this: "Frank B. Danner, Esq.?Dear Sir : My niece, the bearer of this, is an honest and industrious girl. She wants to go to work in your store. If you can give her a job, it will be appreci ated by "Yours truly, Martin Sibley." "Good !" exclaimed Harriet to herself. "He hasn't once mentioned my name!" Early in the following week Harriet went straight to the city and to Danner's "Trade Palace." It was to her a most imposing structure. It had glittering plate glass windows, gorgeously lettered in crimson and gold. A bewildering scene met her unaccustomed eyes. There was an army of busy salesmen and women, the throng of gaily dressed shoppers, and such a lot of nimble cash boys hopping here and there. Her courage was fast forsaking her ; but as she stood looking wistfully, with her letter in one hand and her traveling bag, with the letters "H. S." embroided on its side, in the other, a polite floorwalker stepped up to her. "A letter for Mr. Danner ? Ah ! step this way," he said. She followed him, pausing at last before a green baize door which, after knocking, he pushed open, motioning her to enter. Mr. Danner was talking with a young woman when she entered, and pausing only long enough to direct Harriet to a chair, he went on with the conversation in a low tone. When the young woman had gone he turned to Harriet with a look of inquiry. CUa tin/1 moo n t tn mnlfO a nrfittv f uc uau uivuuv kv 4mv??v ? r. y speech to him, but it seemed to have gone from her. She was very much frightened. Seeing the letter in her hand, the merchant extended bis hand for it. She gave it to him. "Ah," he said, "from Mr. Sibley, of Deanville ? Mr. Sibley is a first-rate man. Used to think a great deal of him wheu I was on the road." He smiled as he read the note. "Honest and industrious, eh ? Well, that's the kind we waut. We've had some here that weren't either. Got some now, I'm afraid." Harriet remained silent, but she begau to beam amiably. "Forewoman of the notion department just told me," Mr. Danner went on, "that she wants a girl?wants a good girl, she says, even if she is green. Think you'd fill that bill?" "I'd like to try, sir." "That's good. Well, I guess we'll let you try a while, and if you do well we'll take you on permanently. What's your name?Sibley ?" He bad glanced at the initials, "H. S.," on her traveling bag. A terrible temptation seized Harriet. Here was a chance to get rid of her troublesome name! She bad often made a very pretty name out of those initials. In her confusion and excitement she blurted out this name : "Hester St. Clair 1" She started at her own boldness, but Mr. Danner seemed to take it as a matter of course. He made a note of the name, and rose to show the way to the notion department. Although Harriet found her duties more laborious than she bad expected, she soon succeeded in establishing herself in the good graces of those around her. There was one drawback to her happiness, however?the false name. Very soon she regretted her folly, sne dared not have her letters from home sent either to the store or to her boardinghouse, because several of the girls who worked at the store boarded at the same house. Not infrequently she forgot to answer when she was addressed as "Miss St. Clair," and once she replied when another girl named Hattie was called. One day, late in the winter, there came to her counter a young girl who had spent two or three months at Deanville the previous winter. Hattie saw her, and earnestly hoped that she would not be recognized; but the young girl called out, quite loudly: "Why, Hattie Smith 1 * Who would have thought of finding you here?" Miss Graydon, the forewoman, was standing near by. When the customer had gone, she came over to Harriet's counter. "The young girl seemed to know you," she said, inquiringly. "Yes," answered Harriet, busying herself with the stock. "She did not call you St. Clair?" "Didn't she?" said Harriet, trying to speak indifferently. "She is a flighty little creature." Soon after Miss Graydon sought Mr. Tiontipp's nrivata office. For more than a month there had been a systematic pilfering of small goods from the notion department. It had been impossible to find who was the culprit. For three weeks Miss Gray don had been watching Harriet very closely. She had taken note of her starting when she was addressed; of her trips to the postoffice at the lunch hour, always alone, and of the careful manner in which she guarded the contents of the black silk band-bag. Now the chain of circumstantial evidence seemed to be complete. "I cannot believe that the girl is guilty," Mr. Danner said, as Miss Graydon laid the matter before him. "I admit that I have not found any stolen goods in her possession," Miss Graydon answered, "but there is every reason to believe that she is passing under a false name." "It looks bad," said the merchant, "but she brought a recommendation from a country merchant whom I know very well, and in whom I have the greatest confidence." "It may have been a forgery." "No ; I am too well acquainted with Martin Sibley's handwriting to be deceived that way." "Very well," said the forewoman. "If you do not think the matter worth investigating, I shall not trouble you further with it," "Oh, I don't like the looks of it myself," Mr. Danner rejoined, uneasily. "I shall wire Sibley about the girl, and that will settle the matter of the name, anyway." Taking a telegraph blank, he wrote : "What do you know about Hester St. Clair ??Frank B. Danner." Late in the afternoon the answer came: "Nerver heard of such a person.? Martin Sibley." The girls were just leaving the store, when one of the cash-boys informed Harriet that she was wanted in the office. She found Miss Graydon seated in the office, and Mr. Danner walking restlessly up and down the room. He motioned Harriet to a seat, and nodded to Miss Graydon to proceed. "Miss St. Clair," she said, "will you allow me to examine your hand-bag?" Harriet had been at the postoffice. A letter and a package of newspapers addressed to Harriet Smith were there. The color left here face. "Its contents do not concern you," she murmured. "Miss St. Clair, said the forewoman, "it will be better to submit to a private search than to force us to place you under arrest." "Mr. Danner!" exclaimed Harriet, turning to her employer, "what have I done to be insulted like this?" Mr. Danner looked pityingly toward her. "Miss St. Clair," he said, "I have what seems to be positive evidence that the recommendation you brought here was forged." ."Oh, no! You have made a mistake !" Harriet gasped. "Mr. Sibley is my own uncle, and?" "Your uncle ?" "Yes; and I have a letter from bim in my satchel this miuute." She hurriedly emptied it of its contents, and handed one of the letters to Mr. Danner. "Why, this is addressed to Miss Harriet Ann Smith !" said he. "Oh ! And you asked him about Hester St. Clair?" Harriet said, breaking into a hysterical laugh. "I'm sure r 1 ? 5 ? t t n i can cxpiaiu?i?jl? "You what ?" "I didn't like the name of Harriet Smith, and so I thought when I came here I'd change it to Hester St. Clair. I knew it was wrong, but somehow I could hardly help it." The secret out, Harriet wept bitterly. The merchant inquired further, and found that her second statement was true. Harriet submitted all her belongings to search, and even Miss Graydon was forced to believe her innocent of thieving. Mr. Danner offered to continue Harriet in his employment, stipulating that she must resume her proper name. But Harriet was by this time very anxious to go back to ber mother. She did so ; and in turning ber back upon Hester St. Clair, she also turned her back upon her vanity and selfishness. ROW li&i 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. CM I Bps RI G. W. P. HARPER, President. CENTRAL TIME STANDARD. going north. j No 10. j NO 60. Leate Chester 6 20 a m i 8 80am Leave Lowrysville ?... 643am: 9 05 a ir Leave McConnellsvllle 6 58 am I 9 39 a m Leave Guthriesville .... 7 05 am | 9 56 a m Leave Yorkville 723am 10 50 a m Leave Clover 753am j 1133am Leave Gastonla 8 25 a m ' 120pm Leave Llncolnton 9 20 am | 2 46 prc Leave Newton | 10 05 a m 4 20pm Leave Hickory 10 50 am | 6 15 pm Arrive Lenoir I 11 55 am I 8 00 pm going south. | No. 9. | No 61. Leave Lenoir 3 10 p m 6 00 a n Leave Hickory 4 15 pm 7o0am Leave Newton 5 10 pm 9 00am Leave Llncolnton 55flpm 10 30 am Leave Gastonla 6 57 pm | 100pm Leave Clover 7 42 p m i 2 02 p m Leave Yorkville 8 11 pm j 3 10pm ;Leave Guthriesville ... 8 34 pm t 8 40pm Leave McConnellsvllle 8 43 pm j 3 55pm Leave Lowrysville 9 05 pm i 4 25 pm Arrive Chester 9 30 pm i 5 10 pm Trains Nob. 9 and 10 are first class, and run daily except Sunday. Trains Nos, 60 and 61 cariy passengers and also run daily except Sunday. There is good connection at Chester with the G. C. & N, and the C. C. & A., also L <fc C. R. R.; at Gaston ia with the A. & C. A. L.; at Lincolnton with C. C.: and at Hickory and Newton with W. N. C. G. F. HARPER, Actine G. P. A., Lenoir N. C. TIME TABLE of the Ohio River ant! Charleston Railway company, to takt effect Monday, October 18tb, at 6.50 a. m. STANDARD EASTERN TIME. Dally I Dally Except I Except 8unday.: Sunday. QOINQ SOUTH No. 32. | No. 34. Leave Marlon 7 00 ami 1 30 prr Leave Rutherfordton_ 8 05 am 3 05 prr Leave Forest City 8 20 am! 3 35 prr Leave Henrietta 8 35 am| 3 55 pn Leave Mooresboro 8 50 am: 4 10 prr Leave Shelby 9 20 anil 5 00 pn Leave Patterson Springs.. 9 30 am1 5 45 prr Leave Earls 9 35 am, 5 50 prr Arrive at Blacksburg, 9 50 am 6 10 prr Leave Gaffhey 6 50 m 7 15 pn Arrive Blacksburg t... 7 25 m' 7 50pn Leave Blacksburg 10 10 ami 8 00 an Leave Smyrna 10 30 am 8 25 an Leave Hickory Grove 10 45 am 8 45 an Leave Sharon 11 00 am! 9 10an Leave Yorkvllle 11 15 am' 9 40an Leave Tlrzah 11 27 am; 10 05 an Leave Newport 11 33 am 10 15 an Leave Rock Hill 11 45 amj 10 40 pn Leave Leslies 12 05 pm! 1 00 pn Leave Catawba Junction.. 12 15 pm 1 15 pn Leave Lancaster 1 00 pm 3 50 pn Leave Kershaw 1 45 pm| 5 30 pn Arrive at Camden 2 50 pm i 8 40 pn GOING north; l-No.-83.T~NoT35 I Daily I Dully | Except Except Sunday. I Sunday. Leave Camden 12 05 pm 9 00 an Leave Kershaw 1 05 pm 11 10 an Leave Lancaster 1 45 pm 1 00 pn Leave Catawba Junction 2 30 pm 2 40 pn Leave Leslies 2 40 pm 2 55 pn Leave Rock Hill 2 55 pm 4 30 pn Leave Newport 3 10 pm 5 00 pn Leave Tlrzah 3 15 pm 5 20 pn Leave Yorkvllle 3 30 pm 6 00 pn Leave Sharon 3 45 pm I 6 20 pn Leave Hickory Grove.... 4 00 pm| 6 40pn Leave Smyrna 4 15 pm: 6 55 pn T novD Rlnf?Irchiirc 4 35 Dm I 7 30 pn Leave Blacksburg fl 00 ami 6 30 pm Arrive flaflhey 0 40 am 7 05 pm Leave Karle's 1 5 05 pm Leave Patterson's Spring. 5 10 pm; Leave Shelby 5 20 pm! Leave Mooresboro 5 47 ami Leave Henrietta 5 55 ami Leave Forest City 6 12 ami Leave Rutherfordton 6 27 ami Arrive at Marlon 7 30 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 and 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'L HUNT. General Manager. BRIDGE CONTRACT. Office of the Supervisor of York County, Yorkville, S. C., January 8, 1898. J WILL BE AT TAYLOR'S CREEK J. liKlDUHi, on me roao. jeaumg num John G. Steele's to Santuc, on MONDAY, JANUARY 17, at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of letting out a contract for THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BRIDGE. Plans and specifications may be seen at the place designated on the day appointed. T. G. GULP, Supervisor for York County. Attest: J. S. Brice, Clerk. TOMS FOR HERE IS THE OPPORTUNIT OF CHARACTEI TO GIT IIP CLUBS POL Pleasant V and Cert IN UNUSUALLY YAI Two High Grade Buggies a Leaders and Every ^ COMMENCE TODAY BETWEEN this date and the MIDDLE OF I MARCH, It Is usual for the people of this 11 *- rooHlnff matter frtr thA 1 tWCliIUIl IAJ 9CICVK 1111.11 . ... following year. Being one of the cleanest, most enterprising and reliable newspapers In the state, It Is natural, therefore, tnat THE 1 YORKVILLE ENQUIRER should also be one of the most popular. Ninety per cent, of the families in the county desire It as a regular visitor to their homes, and all those who can afford it, may reasonably be looked upon as probable subscribers. One of the most serious drawbacks, probably, Is the inconvenience of writing letters, sending money and attending to the matter of subscribing at the proper time. It is this fact that makes it especially desirable for us, Just at this time, to I secure the services of a large number of intelligent and energetic assistants, and to make it worth their while to give the matter their . attention, we are making the liberal offers whicbrwe will presently explain, i The price of a single subscription one year i is TWO DOLLARS. This Is to the Individual i who does not give his name to a clubmaker; i but sends it direct to this oftlce. In clubs, i however, the price Is only ONE DOLLAR , AND SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS. That is the i price which the subscriber pays the clubmai ker, and the price which, under all circumi stances, he Is expected to pay us. Now to our i propositions: ' THREE BIG PREMIUMS. | The three leading premiums are a CAROLINA BUGGY, a ROCK HILL BUGGY, and a MONARCH BICYCLE, for lady or gentleman. The "Rock Hill Buggy" Is to be a 1 quarter leather top, and the "Carolina" an open buggy. Both vehicles are to be of the very best grades manufactured by the respectlve well-known establishments. The Bicycle Is to be of the highest grade manufactured by the Monarch Cycle Company, and the Mon! arch wheel, as every wheelman knows, Is | without a superior. ; TERMS OF THE CONTEST. ; The clubmaker who returns and pays for ; the largest number of subscribers?NEW AND t OLD?will be entitled to the choice of the three - above described premiums. The clubmaker | who returns and pays for the largest number of NEW NAMES, will be entitled to second choice. The clubmaker who returns the second largest number of names?new and oldwill be entitled to the third choice. In other crrv*a tf\ thp lftlVPfit. P.lllh ! the second choice to the largest number of new subscribers; and the third choice to the second largest club of old and new subscribers. OTHER PREMIUMS. In addition to the competitive premiums mentioned above, we also offer various other premiums for clubs containing specified numbers of names, and propose to deliver the premiums whenever the numbers specified are | returned and paid for. Upon securing one , premium?a watch or sewing machine, say? the clubmaker will be at liberty to try for the same thing again, or for anything else on the list, and If in the aggregate, by the 9TH DAY OF MARCH, 1898, he shall have succeeded in returning and paying for the largest number ol NEW NAMES, he will be entitled to the SECOND CHOICE of the three leading pre mlums mentioned above, Just the same as if he had not previously taken other premiums. i Now, then, read the list: ; For 60 Subscribers, 1 We will give the clubmaker his choice of the 1 following premiums, each valued at $25: A > FOUR DRAWER "ENQUIRER" SEWING 1 MACHINE, together with all attachments; i a "HOUSEKEEPER'S" SET OF KNIVES, i FORKS AND SPOONS, made by Rogers; a , "WALTHAM" WATCH in coin silver, dustproof case : a NO. 6 AUTOHARP, a BANJO, ; GUITAR, MANDOLIN, or VIOLIN. For 40 and Less Than 60 ' SUBSCRIBERS, we will give the clubmaker 1 his choice of the following, each valued at $15: ' WALTHAM WATCH, In open face silver 1 case: set of half dozen ROGERS BROS'. I KNIVES and FORKS (12 PIECES): NO. 4 1 AUTOHARP, BANJO, MANDOLIN, GUI1 TAR, or LOW ARM SINGER SEWING 1 MACHINE. For 30 and Less Than 40 SUBSCRIBERS, choice of the following, each valued at $10: NEW YORK STANDARD 7-JEWELED WATCH in dust-proof case; 14K GOLD FILLED WATCH CHAIN, or HALF DOZEN TEASPOONS, HALF DOZEN TABLESPOONS and BUTTER KNIFE (13 PIECES). Address, L. M. GRIST October 23,1897. WHEN YOU WANT TO have your PHOTOGRAPH taken vmi 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 am prepared to take Photo- i graphs in the latest styles and at reason- < able 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. j IF YOU DO NOT ENOW ' Where my Photograph Gallery is, ask anyone in town and they can tell you. ' DURING THE WINTER, ' You will find my Gallery warm and j pleasant. Come and see me whenever j you need photographs. Respectfully J. R. SCHORB. THE CENTURY. TN my.advertisement, "Whetstones For PRXTTTRY Maera zine was inadvertently placed in the list of $3.00 magazines. The price ot The Century is $4.00, and I am prepared to receive subscriptions at that_price. J OLIVER E. GRIST. S ENQUIRER 1898. Y FOR PEOPLE R, ENERGY AND CAPACITY t A POPULAR PAPER, /ork, Good ;ain Pay iUABLE PREMIUMS. nd a Monarch Bicycle the tVorker a Winner. AND KEEP AT IT. For 20 and Less Than 30 SUBSCRIBERS, we will give a NO. AUTOHARP, valued at $7.60; or THE ENQUIRER and any monthly magazine or weekly newspaper published In the United States, for one year. n? in ?J T mi on rur iu auu. Li?sa iiitui caj SUBSCRIBERS, a CONCAVE WARRANTED RAZOR, SILVER PLATED GRAVY LADLE, or an extra quality FOUR BLADED POCKET KNIFE, with name and address on the handle. Any of the articles mentioned would be a bargain at 82. For 6 and Less Than 10. SUBSCRIBERS, a "CLIMAX" WATCH, warranted for one yearran extra quality THREE BLADED POCKET KNIFE, or CHILD'S SILVER PLATED TABLE SET. Good values at 81.50. For 4 and Less Than 6 SUBSCRIBERS, a "YANKEE" WATCH, warranted for one year: "Siren" pattern BUTTER KNIFE, or TWO-BLADED POCKET KNIFE, with name and address on handle. And to Each Old Subscriber, The Yorkville Enquirer?TWICE-AWEEK?filled with bright, fresh news from THE COUNTY, STATE, NATION AND WORLD, Interesting stories, Instructive miscellaneous matters, and humorous selections, explanatory editorials, etc. The paper will be held up to Its present nigh standard, and will continue prompt, explicit, reliable, and, in short, the Dest. To Each New Subscriber. The same as above except that if the paper Is COMMENCED NOW, IT WILL BE SENT UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1899, without any charge for that portion of the time between now and January 1, 1897. It is understood, however, that If the subscriber falls to pay the clubmaker the subscription price, he will be due him for all papers that he may have received. By new subscribers, we mean those whose names were not on OUR BOOKS ON OCTOBER 1st, 1897. except we will not count as new subscribers, cases where the subscription may have been changed from the name of one member of a family to another. This is Intended emphatically to mean new additlohB to our subscription list. Note the Conditions. TWO SIX MONTHS SUBSCRIBERS at 81 each, will be considered the equivalent of one yearly subscriber at 81.75 and so counted. A subscription pal 1 for two or more years In advance at 81.75, will be counted as one name for each year so paid. Clubmakers will be held personally responsible for the payment of all names returned by them. After a clubmaker has returned and paid for any name, he can. at anytime thereafter, discontinue the sending of the paper to the person for whom he has paid, and transfer the unexpired time to any other person, provided the person to whom the transfer Is desired was not a subscriber at the time the original name was entered on our books. No name will be counted In competition for a premium until the subscription price has been paid; nor will any premium Deaeuverea until a satisfactory settlement has been made for all names returned by the clubmaker. Persons who commence making clubs will not be permitted to transfer their club to another clubmaker's list after the names have been entered on our books. It Is not necessary that the names on a club should all be at the same postofflce. Names may be taken at any number of places. Clubmakers are requested to send in names as rapidly as they secure them after October 23,1807. All subscriptions must be forwarded to us at the expense of those sending them. We will be responsible for the safe transmission of money only when sent by dralt, registered letter or money order drawn on the Yorkvllle postofflce. In sending names, write plainly, and give postofflce, county and state. All subscriptions will be discontinued at the expiration or the time paid tor. A separate list will be kept for each clubmaker, who will be credited with each name sent, so that the number sent by any one person may be ascertained at a moment's notice. In case of a tie for either premium, two weeks will be allowed in which to "untie." The time in which names may be returned under our propositions will commence now. 23d day of October, 1897, and expire at 4 o'clock p. m., on Wednesday, the 9th day of March, 1898. & SONS, Yorkville, S. C. ESTABLISHED 1891. L. GEO. GRIST, FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY, Yorkville, S. C. The following companies are in my igency and no one has the honor to boast 3? representing a stronger collection of somDanies : The .Etna of Hartford, Conn. The Continental of New York. The Delaware of Philadelphia. The Norwich of London. The Pennsylvania of Philadelphia. I most respectfully solicit a part or your business, and assure you of my most painstaking: attention. L. GEO. GRIST, Resident Agent. FOR RENT FOR 1898. THE ADICKES PLACE Yorkville, S. C., consisting of two fine farms? ;he "Clawson Home Place" and the old 'Kerr Place." Large Fruit Orchards and Vineyards. Also a herd of cows with a paying milk business. For terms and particulars apply to C. E. SPENCER, Yorkville, S. C. December 23 102 w&stf F1NLEY & BRICE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Yorkville, S, C. A LL business entrusted to us will be ljL given prompt attention. ? OFFICE IN THE BUILDING AT rHE REAR OF H. C. STRAUSS'S JTORE.