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? In tbe debate on the urgent defi- e: ciency bill in tbe bouse last Tuesday, 2 it developed that while only $150,000 it had been appropriated for free rural a delivery experiments, it would require It $300,000 to meet tbe contracts already b made for the present fiscal year. Mr. a Cannon said this way of doing things tl did not meet with bis approval, and be b stated that the postoffice department it was guilty of maladministration. it ? A Manila dispatch of January 17, P reports increased religious excitement = in regard to friars. The troubles seem to be about tbe custom of the higher church authorities relative to the es- tablisbment of friars in different curacies whether these friars be accepta ble to tbe people or not. xnis was one of the principal causes of the ori- i gioal insurrection of the Filipinos ?, against Spanish authority. Tbe peo- I pie are greatly worked up on the sub- jj ject, and all of tbe newspapers are discussing the matter. General Otis is reported to have declared that the Filipinos have no reason to fear that the friars will again be forced upon ~ them against their wishes. ^ ? Charlotte Observer: Some people may wonder at the reports from the Philippines of clashes with the insur- it gents in which from 25 to 50 of tbe 31 enemy are killed or wounded, being CI published simultaneously with a letter fc from General Wheeler, written six weeks before, saying the insurrection is Dracticallv over. The explanation hi is probably in the fact that Wheeler gi has bad experience in real warefare w and what to us of today would be re- s? garded as rather belligerent actions would only appear to the old veteran as small skirmishes. It would doubt- ~ less "take several modern terrific en- ^ gagements" to make what General bi Wheeler would call a "sharp fight." m ? The Roberts committee concluded p< its work last Wednesday and came to m a unanimous conclusion as to the fucts tc of the case. The majority report, . which is signed by seven members, f favors Roberts's exclusion. The minority report, signed by two members, fit favors seating and tben expelling bim. la Two Democrats voted with the major- jyj ity, while the minority report is made go up of one Democrat and one Republican. The reports will be made to the house today; but what will be done would be difficult to predict. Since 1 the members of the house have done gr some serious thinking on the subject, Ri many of them have become very doubt- r ' ful as to their exact duty iu the mat- fr( ter. From the standpoint of the con- . stitution and the statutes, the problem is an especially knotty one. Pr ? President Kruger, says a dispatch, has issued a circular letter to the Boer ^t generals urging them to trust in the ac Lord and to display zeal and prompti- qi tude. He says: "Through the bless- p( ing of the Lord our great cause has cj. been carried to such a point that with energy we may expect a successful issue. Read Psalm xxxiii. The ene- se my have fixed their faith ou Psalm ra Ixxxiii. Do not forget the enemy. Create devastation wherever you go in Cape Colony. They seize, sell or de- Tl stroy the goods of the Afrikanders. g In the Free State they lay waste gt farms." President Kruger likens the destructiveness of the British to an attack of the devil on Christ's church, ra andsays: "I am searching the entire to "D: U1 ~ 1 nnoai. JLMU1U auu vau UUU uv vvuvi t??j j/vuw. ble than that adopted by us. We ^ must continue to fight in the name of th the Lord. ? It is understood in Washington, says a dispatch, that General Wheeler's return from the Philippines is on ac count of ill health. While it is not ad- st; mitted that be has resigned his com- gr mission, it is stated that if he has, the tj| president will suspend action until be e|, can confer with him with a view of dissuading him from such a course. cr He is nearly 64 years of age, the statutory limit of active service in the army, " and but for that fact would have been sy appointed a brigadier general in the or regular army. The president is said ot to favor a plan which will authorize ^ the appointment of General Wheeler, . General Lee and perhaps one or two other brigadier generals on the retired w list in acknowledgment of their faithful of services to the country during aud tb since the Spanish war. It is said that a, is one of the reasons General Wheeler ^ is summoned home at this time. s^. ? The senate, on Wednesday, de- , feated a resolution calling for the in structions which the administration ? sent to the Spanish peace commission, la Some of the alleged reasons have ju leaked out and they are as follows: to "For 12 weeks, in the fall of 1898, the ^ United States was on the verge of war with Germany. The attitude of Ad- rf miral Diedrichs at Manila, and later that of Prince Henry, was assumed because of an attempt of Germauy to demand practically the same advan- vv tages in the Philippines as the United rj State should get. The United States ^ at that time was uncertain as to the attitude of Russia and the other pow- " ers, and was besides undecided as to its own course in the Philippines. Ac- sc cording to the statement made today, fa an agreement was finally reached and twenty milliou9 awarded to Spain with the understanding that she should cede to Germany the Caroline islands." ? A bloody shooting affray, as the l( result of which three men were killed, 81 occurred in the lobby of the Capitol fc hotel at Louisville, Ky., last Tuesday, b The quarrel was between Ex-Congress- S( may David G. Colson and Etbelbert Scott. The two men had been officers iu the volunteer army, and on account w of a violent dispute tried to kill each & other last year. They were separated ci aud it was generally understood that r< if they met again there would be trouble. Their meeting was in the crowded hotel lobby. The reports do not definitely fix the responsibility for the first shot, though it it is believed it was 11 fired by Colson. Colson and some o: friends were staudiug iu the lobby. s< cott, accompanied by several friends, Th alked in. Tbe firing commenced 8h( nd both men, with their friends on ither side, participated. In all some . . 0 shots were fired. When the shoot- ? )g was over it was found that Scott 8"1 nd Luther Damaree had been instant- dei / killed, and Charles Julian was so are adly wounded that he died shortly ]ea fterward. Colson was wounded in jt tie arm and Joseph Golden was also . it. All except Colson and Scott were 18 inocent bystanders. After the shoot- me ig Colson gave himself up to the an< olice. Un ??? S66 ?Ue ^jortmUe (Inquirer. pre YORKVILLE, 8. C.: anc lctv ATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900. ' ? ab< ? The Mecklenburg grand jury, in ala 8 report submitted last Wednesday, 0p< lys it is alarmed at the increase of It rime, and believes it due to the desire osi >r gambling, which permeates all cir< ratas of society, and that the "dainty dei ands" that deftly deal cards at pro- cat ressive eucre parties, should be dealt vvh ith as sternly as the Negro "crap tivi looters." ow ' * wh ? At the time Representative Mc* a(jc raw, of Cherokee county, introduced s anti-bicycle bill, to prevent wheel- ? en from passing horsemen without aro jrmission, there were a tew lively anc ules in the county that were disposed visi i shv at a wheel. Most of the horses ma id already learned that bicycles are the irmless. Since that time the fact has ron iwned upon almost every mule in the hov nd, and it really begins to look as if is < r. McCraw ought to be learning ligt metbingalso. con ? ing - The Porto Rico question is giving the e high protectionist Republicans a tho eat deal of concern. Leading Porto $30 icans wants the products of Porto abo ico admitted to the United States due ee of duty. The result will be ruin- stul us competition with many American tha oducts that now enjoy protection, hop id the people interested in these pro- mai icts, are, of course, aroused. The par Iministration, responsible for the ac- invi lisition of Porto Rico being the ex- the >nent of the high protection, and also jndi larged with the duty of properly neri 'intni-nctc f\f tKo nnC. UMUg ailCl IUC IIJIV/I UOkO Ui vuv J/W ssion, is confronted with an embar- ? ssing puzzle. ria^ " * ' be ? The Washington correspondent of ^jUi he Atlanta Journal says there is a jjee merous rivalry between Congressmen new okes and Talbert as to which deserves ^ e credit for having secured free ru- jng ,1 mail delivery. If reference is had the matter of the free delivery ex- agg(" sriments that have been made during e past few years in rural districts, jjejt en probably one does not deserve ^bi uch more credit than the other; but it is the question as to who secured Qar e establishment of free delivery along ar routes in this state, there is no ound for dispute. Dr. Stokes is en- 0fle :led to the fullest credit, and no one cja] se has a right to try to divide that mjg edit with him. mer * * * it w ? Although able to give only a brief nopsis of Senator McLaurin's speech ^ i the repeal of the 10 per cent, tax i the issues of the state banks, we . ? giv< ink we give enough to enable any- K >dy to see some of the benefits that """" ould be derived by such a revision ' the banking laws as would enable e people of this section to make Me? mailable sucb bank assets as tbey ive at band. Senator McLaurin IV lows up with unmistakable clearness Coi ie nature and effect of the unfair mei scrimination in the national banking w, and the remedy he suggests is agr ist as plain. But tbey are not going con i give us anything of the kind if as i ley can help it. They would much dea ither give us even the free coinage of sa,c r * sanr ? Senator Mauldiu's wide tire bill vje. ill probably go through the senate all Bui gbt; but as to whether it will get tair trough the house remains to be seen. tl0t owever, it is sincerely to be hoped Pre nat it will become a law. It will be agf tme hardship, maybe, on some of the tioi irmers; but it will help wonderfully giv< le cause of good roads. A still bet- edii ;r thing than the wide tire bill would anc e the enaction of the legal machinery *** ) enable such of the townships in the tre] ate as desire to do so, to vote bonds sjm >r road improvement. Would not it wh e a splendid thing for this immediate ing ?ction, just now, if the townships in ver 'hich crop failures have hit hardest, -ere able to borrow from $20,000 to j^. | 30,000 each aud put the money into tW( irculation by expending it on their his sads? An _ wai ? The Philippine question is now jceiviug the serious consideration of ie seuate, aud the Congressional Kec- t rd these days is printing, along with i0? irae politics, much patriotic wisdom. Sta e speeches of most of the senators >w that they have been giving the st careful study to the problems S 'ore them. There is some partizanp in the discussion ; but not a great 0 il. Several leading Republicans u s against expansion and several a ding Democrats are in favor of P Indeed it looks as if the matter P being considered entirely on its ' rits from the standpoint of duty ^ 3 the best interest of this country, der the circumstances, it would c m that the country can very well P ord to keep quiet until the senate 0 3 said its say. ? v Sumter county has been exempted m the operation of the county court . r that passed the house of represents- D 3s Friday. We regret that Sumter 1 s exempted, for under the law, the ri pie of each county have the right to side, in an election, whether a county irt shall, or shall not be established. 81 i are strongly inclined to the opinion o t county courts, supplementary to the D isent system, would be a great im- ? iveinent and would give us prompt P 1 more efficient enforcement of the '8.--Surater Watchman. p rbis is exactly what we believe o >ut the matter also. We believe b o that a county court system would jrate to reduce present expenses. ^ would make unnecessary the proplion to add two or more judicial 8I cuits. But whatever the merits or o nerits of the county court idea, we e i_i _ ir ) see no reasonauie meury upuu ich any York county represents- " e should be unwilling to trust his jj n people to say, in an election, sj ether or not they would like to U >pt it. ci a; The high price of broom corn has ?"< dsed general interest in that crop 11 I many newspapers have been adDg their readers to investigate the m tter with a view to embarking into g, industry. The department of ag- is omy of the University of Illinois, si vever, has published a bulletin that calculated to give some valuable ^ it on the subject. Under ordinary jc ditions the average cost of produc- w broom corn is about $50 a ton and It average selling price is $70 a ton, hi ugb sometimes it goes as low as ?e . The world's consumption is only 1 ut 30,000 tons, which can be proed on 124,000 acres, and as the r lis not used for any other purpose ci n making brooms, there is qot much st e of further developing the de- e( id. To raise broom corn and pree it for the market requires an lfl estment in special tools, and under circumstances there are very few ucements held out to new begin9. A' The proposition to have a mar;e license law in this state seems to p, making progress. Several times hi s looking in this direction have es n prepared and killed; but each hi t bill has showu more strength than predecessor. It will not be surprisif the pending bill becomes a law. D( /how, by the time the next general w ;rably meets, the members will no st bt be educated up to the point of ig willing to require a license. ^ s question is really more important n is commonly realized. South olina is entitled to pride herself on to fact that she has no divorce law ; of an official record of marriages is hj n necessary for both legal and so- m purposes, and not to require it is a ^ take. The idea of making the fee fa ely nominai is commendable ; but w ould be bett.er to tlx the amount se lot less than $1. Judges of proi are not paid any better than they P" bt to be, and these licenses will ^ i a great deal more trouble than tv y are worth at only 25 cents each. cr * gs CRITICISM VS. ABUSE. so fii sage of Governor McSjreeney as Viewed T by a Philosopher and a Scold. fa launing Times: The News and jj1 irier was mucb fairer in its com- ? its upon Governor McSweeney's J''3 >sage than was the Columbia State. lie the News and Courier does not ee with the governor upon his views cerning the dispensary, nor do we, or that matter, yet it saw a great 1 that was good in the message and I it was a plain, sensible and busi- P? s-like paper, giving him credit for he said that was good ; but at the f'0 ie time criticising him upon his 19 ws concerning the liquor question. - not so with The State. It has cer- 1)4 i views concerning the liquor quesi which, by the way, happens to be tty much our own ; hut at the same e, because the governor did not T1 ee with that paper on the one quesl of liquor, it goes to work and A es him p. two-column excoriating k - 1 "?" iimalrnouo rl t lUUill, UUtU glUg uiui u i iu n tuauvou v.* I pronouncing the whole message tv y weak. It did not give him credit ae saying anything else, and in its tb itmeut of the message, The State tb ply proved itself not only, guilty of b< at it charged the governor with be- hi ; but also demonstrated that it is bi y biased. It is a great thing that m pie do not all think alike, and 01 en any governor is influenced sole- pi )y the dictatorial opinious of one or st ) newspapers and has no opinion of pi own, it is time for him to vacate, in d so far from beiug a cat's paw, as hi 3 insinuated by The State, we think tb rernor McSweeney has shown him- hi 'to be a man?a man who not only m convictions of his own ; but dares at express them, even against the opin- se of so powerful a critic as The lo te. di THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. nap Shots at More Important Developments In House and Senate. Mr. Efird's bill to make the sessions f the general assembly bi-ennial came p in the house again last Tuesday, nd the proposition to submit the proosed constitutional amendment to the eople passed by the necessary twobirds majority. The bill, of course, rill have to pass numerous pitfalls efore it becomes a law. A bill providing for the hire of state onvicts to the counties for road puroses, resulted in a general threshing ver of the convict question. The rinciple of competition by convicts rith free labor on farms and railroads ras discussed ; but it did not develop bat a majority of the general assemly sees any wrong in the matter, 'be conduct of extensive farming opeations by the state still commands pproval. The bill was passed to a econd reading. It gives counties the ption of hiring convicts at $4 a month er head, the counties bearing all ex* enses. The bill to prohibit the killing of artridges on the land of another withut the consent of the owner, etc., has een indefinitely postponed. Senator Graydon, of Abbeville, in niliiocH nn WudneadAV n diannnanrv iWMMVVM| v" " VW-VV..-J, - ?.wrv-w?.j ill that is supposed to embody the leas of Governor McSweeney on this jbject. The bill was referred to the ammittee on education, which was zpected to report it without recomtendation. There is reason to beeve that it will receive strong suport. Following is a synopsis of its rovisions : The state board is to const of the secretary of state, comptrol;r general and superintendent of eduition. County dispensers are to be ppointed by the governor upon the ^commendation of the county c^legaons, who may remove such dispensrs, as well as the commissioner, when ifficient cause appears to bim, be to lake a report of his reasons to the eneral assembly. The commissioner to be elected by the legislature and tall give three surety bonds of $25, 30. All liquors shall be bought by le board from the lowest responsible idder.- The proposals for bids, statig quantity and quality of whisky anted, are to be published in a Coimbia paper for a specified time. The ds are to be opeued publicly in the :cretary of state's office at the time esignated. Representative Mauldin has introjced a bill to impose the work of igistering municipal voters upon the erk of the town or city council inead of upon a special officer appoint1 for the purpose. The house aud senate adjourned on buruday until Monday out of respect i the late Governor Ellerbe. BULLER CROSSES TUGELA. aottier Big Battle Is Imminent Between tb.e British and the Boers. Since the battle of some weeks ago, ben the British were so badly revised at Tugela river, General Buller is been engaged in repairing his lossi and making arrangements to resume s advance upon opportunity. On :count of the strict censorship, but .tie news leaked out about him, and >t a great deal is known of him even >w, outside of South Africa, as to hat he is doing or as to the present rengtb of bis forces. Dispatches of last Wednesday to the ew York and London papers were te first that had been allowed to pass ie censorship for quite a while. These a .. I spaicues say tuau iu? jlhiusu ucgau cross the Tugela river on Thursday last week. The crossing was done r means of pontoon bridges, and the ovement, which was accomplished ith comparatively unimportant restance, consumed nearly a week. In ct, the entire force was not yet across hen the dispatch of Wednesday was nt out. As far as the meaning offtbe disitehes, which are necessarily brief, n be made out, General Buller has fected a crossing of the Tugela at fo different places. His main force ossed to the west of Coleoso, and bein working to a point north of Ladyaith, near the locality in which the st battles of the war were fought, be roads leading to Ladysmilb are irly good ; but there are many points iat afford good cover under which the oers may be able to do some more of ' le same kind of fightiug that they we been doing. It is thought that a large per cent. | the entire Boer army is now around adysmitb, and there is reason to bejve that the Boer forces outnumber lose under General Buller. The disitcb indicated that by this time the scisive battle of the campaign ought be well on, and it is possiblp that it over; but there is uo news from it ccept that heavy artillery firing has qlrtnrr f.hft linpQ fnr milpfi. ;cu utuiu "'"^b MeCRAW IS PERSISTENT. tie Cherokee Legislator Still Pushes His Antl-Blcycle Crusade. ndereon Intelligencer. Mr. McCraw, from somewhere, is in;ed a very fortunate personage. For vo successive sessions of the general isembly he has succeeded iu eluding ie fool-killer beautifully, so that at le gathering in Columbia last week he jbbed up as serenely as ever, riding s favorite hobby, the anti-bicycle 11. This bill provides that no wheelan shall pass any vehicle or hosremau i the roads without first obtaining irmission. It would be interesting to i udy the inspiration for this persistent jrsecution. Since studyiug the shyg propensities of his high nettled jbby, we arrive at the conclusion lat timorous equestrians have fared idly at the hand of passing wheelen, coupled with the unexpected :tivity of his shying hobby. We i :em to catch a lleetiug vision of the ne horseman unhorsed, wading knee- j *ep in a casual mud-hole, calling lusti- i ly for just a ream of paper on which to draft his shifting and sulphurous sentiments for presentation to the general assembly. He has no ink. If he could catch the speeding wheelman, he'd , write it in blood ; but this be cannot. He uses the next best thing, which is mud ; and while the fool-killer tarries be completes the document, and with < his unwashed countenance and garments still upon him, he rushes into the midst of the fray, and finds, alas! that hobbies shy at less harmless things than bicycles. Mr. McCraw is a splendid legislator?to stay at home?and i bis constituents, out of respect for him, ought to allow him to stay at home. MERE-MENTION. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will attend the mardi gras in New Orleans, ' arriving in the city on February 24. Rex, the king of the carnival, has made the admiral "Duke of Manila." The senate has agreed to bring the currency bill to a vote on February 15. General Otis has cabled 1 that the Philippine hemp ports have been opened to trade. The British government is trying to enroll a corps of sharpshooters to consist of ( the most noted marksmen among the big game hunters throughout the ' empire. General Wauchope, who died as the result wounds receiv- 1 ed in the battle of Modder river, is reported to have definitely charged , General Metbuen with responsibility for the defeat. In a letter home he said: "This is the last time I shall ever write. I have been ordered to perform an impossible task." Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic agent of the Transvaal, is reported to have said that his government does not need men so much as it needs money. Great Britain has stopped the exportation of carbolic acid, on the ground that the entire home supply is ueeded for the manufacture of lyddite. The British losses in killed and wounded and captured reported up to last Thursday, are 7,987 officers and men. The American Sugar Refining company has announced a reduction of 5 points in the price of what are known as "soft" sugars. It is reported that upon crossing the Tugela river, General Buller issued this address to his army : "We are going to the relief of our comrades at Ladysmith. There will be no turning back." The senate has decided that the government printing office will do all the printing necessary in connection with the census reports. It had been , proposed that some of the printing be let out to private parties by contract. "Silencing a Gun."?There is a great deal of ignorance as to what "silencing a gun" means. A gun is silenced when the gunners are disabled or driven back and the gun or guncarriage damaged. It is a common enough phenomenon for weapons which have thus been silenced to reopen Ore after repairs have been made, the gunners rallied, or a fresh gun crew obtained. It is a rare thing for a gun to be so damaged by hostile fire that it cannot be refitted and brought into action again. "I saw," says Prince Kraft, of the German artillery, in the battle of Gravelotte, "many guns during the cannonade lying miserably on the ground 'winged,' that is, with a broken wheel. But not one was withdrawn ; the injured guns were always speedily repaired with the help of the wagons, which were near, so that at the close of the battle I could not tell exactly how many pieces had been put temporarily out of action.,f The Navy League Journal, of London, says this expert opinion should put a stop to ignorant witticisms on the frequent silencing at Ladysmitb of "Long Tom," as the biggest of the Boer's guns I was called. The navy bad day after ? day to look after this weapon and dose it with lyddite shells; but on each occasion the work was skillfully done. Close Shave of a Conductor.? As northbound train No 34 was pulling rapidly out from the station last Saturday at midnight, a Pullman conductor, who was at the ticket office, ran to get on his car. When he attempted to get in he found the vestibule doors closed. The doors extended over nearly all the steps. When last seen going round the curve be was holding on to the railing with just enough "toe holt" to keep from slipping off. The train was late and Eogineer Kinny was probably making better than a mile a minute. This high rate of speed, with the cold night air, would in all probability have forced the conductor to lose his hold before he reached Danville had not Ticket Agent De Butts wired ahead to Morehead station, eight miles north, to stop the train and allow the luckless conductor to get in his car. It must have naturally surprised and shaken up the passengers when the engineer applied the breaks in the woods. Had it not been for Mr. De Butts's presence of mind, that Pullman conductor might have been riding in "the baggage coach ahead" dressed 10 his best suit v of clothes.?Greensboro Telegram. 1 . 9 , i Traction Engines In War.?A 1 feature of the British operations in South Africa that is altogether new in warfare, is the use of traction engines for the transportation of supplies. In s parts of the country to be traversed b the use of horses and mules is very J unreliable on account of the deadly t testle fly and no less destructive rhin- ^ derfest. These difficulties might easily make the progress of an army impos- 8 Bible beyond the end of a railroad. 0 It is claimed that a traction engine c can go almost anywhere a horse can, 0 and that it will draw as heavy a load g as 20 horses. It is estimated, too, t that under the same couditions where 12 miles a day would be good traveling v for horse and mule teams, the tractiou ' engines can make 50 miles a day. There are now 50 of the traction en- t gines with the different British army a corps in South Africa. t LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. York Drug Store?Says to take Cough Ease. Price 25 cents a bottle. The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Say that their slaughter prices are moving their goods at a rapid rate, and that the sale will continue throughout the balance of January. i The York Drug Store?Tells what a drug- A gist is given when be becomes proficient in his profession. WITHIN THE TOWN. Corn is now selling at 65 cents for a single bushel. In quantity the price is less. a The daily cotton receipts continue j/i quite small. JTbe best cotton is still bringing about 7}. The work of putting up the wires to supply the commercial lights is still in progress. The weather has interfered to a certain extent. Yorkville has been a long time catching up; but the installation of electric lights will make many feel ethat the town has goue forward with a jump. It has developed tbat tbe mule Dusines8 ia much better than the local dealers bad reason to hope for at the beginning of the year. Already more tban 75 per cent, of the mules they brought from the west have been disposed of, and tbey will have to get new supplies within a short time. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Cora Tall, of Baltimore, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. D. Grist. Mrs. R. J. Watts, of North Carolina, is visiting the family of Auditor Boyce. Miss Eula Lowry has returned home from a visit to Miss Thomson at Blacksburg. Miss Mary Schorb is visiting friends ind relatives in Chester and Chester jounty. Miss Minnie McCall, of Winthrop, is visiting Rev. W. G. Neville's family in Iforkville. Miss Bessie Moore, of Morganton, N". C., is visiting Mr. Walter B. Moore's amily, in Yorkville. 0 Miss Massie Ashe, of McConnellsville, a the guest of Mr. Jno. K. Ashe's lamiy, on East Liberty street. Superintendent of Education Car oll attended a meeting of the county luperintendents in Columbia this week, ;oing down on Monday and returning )n Wednesday. Miss Leila Barre, of Winthrop Nornal and Industrial college, Rock Hill, s visiting in Yorkville, and is the guest >f ber cousin, Miss Willie Rose, on South Congress street. HE YORK DRUG STORE, "J. L. Hanahan, proprietor." That s the style of the present ownership of fork Drug Store, negotiations which iave been in progress for several veeks having just been completed. Dr. T. R. Carothers and Mr. L. R. uVilliams, the former owners, retired >n Thursday, leaving Dr. Hanahan in ull charge. Mr. W. L. Williams will :ontinue with Dr. Hanahan, with a >4 dew to becoming a pharmacist. The improvements that have been nade in the York Drug Store since Dr. Hanahan took charge last sumner, have been marked. All old, vortble88, medicines, the accumulaion of years, have been dumped in the efuse heaps, and new stocks, up to dl medicinal and scientitio requirenents, have been added. The new nodern room now occupied by the *Kn ofor.o tViof Viaa HUrO IS \Jlliy UUO Ul luo oiU|;o vunv uuo >een made in the general direction of )rogress, and it is understood that itill other improvements will be added. 1 / CONGRESSMAN FINLEY. The Washington correspondent of he Greenville News, writing to his }aper under date of January 15, baa ,he following to say about Congressnan Finley : Representative Finley, of South Jarolina, the only new member of the lelegation, is likely to become one of .he strong men of the delegation. Although this is bis first experience in the Jnited Slates congress, be has bad jonsiderable legislative experience, laving been a member of the South Carolina legislature. Among his col- , eagues in the legislature were two of be members of the present South Car>lina delegation in the house of repreentatives?Congressmen Wilson and ralbert. Mr. Finley is a rather tall gentleman, and of commanding presmce, and it is said that he has a splenlid voice, and is a good speaker. Thus ar he has not been heard in the house, t he session not having advanced long mough as yet to afford a new member nuch opportunity. He is ?nown, lowever, to be a good talker, and he vill doubtless be heard before very ong. Personally, Mr. Finley is one of he most genial members from South Carolina in congress. He is getting o be quite a favorite among the Washnglon correspondents, who naturally ake to men who furnish news. THE COTTON MAltKET. ^ Cotton has been practically at a 1 tandstill for some weeks, there being ^ iut little trade in spots. Just now . anuary contracts are higher than hose of any other month. This is hought to be due largely to a tempor- . * try squeeze or corner. The last sale , J f January on the New York Ex- , ihange, on Thursday, was at 7.42, and f February 7.39. Next November . old at 6.75. The general condition of I he market at the close of Thursday, ' v'as described in an Associated Press etter as follows : The cotton market opeued steady in one at an advance of 3 to 8 points nd developed great strength and ac- J ivity followiug the call on bullish ca