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GUANO AND COTTON.
Although the weight of experienc and opinion is strongly in favor of th liberal use of commercial fertilizers o all crops, especially cotton, still ther are those who are doubtful as t whether the use of guano is profitabl as a business proposition. It is a fac , that some make money by the use c guano and some lose it; therefore, t settle the matter to the satisfaction o all is impracticable. About as goo< an illustration of the merits of th question as can be had is to be fouui in a little story that was told in th N presence of the reporter a few day ago. The incident is told as a fact, and i said to have occurred iu this county but as all the evidence is hearsay, it i not. advisable to rely upon it too im plicily, and for obvious reasons it i just as well not to use the names \ The point, if there is any point, staud out just as clearly without such spec ideations. Here is the story for th? fun that is in it. The good husband and wife are well to-do people generally, and make c good living ; but it is understood tna the husband being rather fond of tlx social glass, the management of affair) falls largely to the wife, who is a ladj of business management and determi nation. On the present occasion tlx husband bad been sent to towu wit! the wagons to bring home the annua supply of commercial fertilizers, anc shortly after his arrival he fell in will bis old friend General Blauk, who i: also a farmer of indifferent success, ot account of his easy going ways. Tlx general is fond of his glass, and it was Dot a great while before each bac drank to the other's health, and pres enlly the good husband broke out likt this : "General. I have come to town tc ? see about buying some guano ; but ] am not certain as to whether guanc pays, and I am rather undecided about what to do. What is your advice ?" "Well, I'll tell you," remarked the general, assuming au air of the superior wisdom that is born of long experieuce, "I have farmed a good many years, and watched the thing closely. My conclusion is that if you do not use any guano you will not make any cotton, and if you do use guano you wont make any money." "Just my opinion, exactly," said the good husband, "and so I'll not buy any guano this year." After the twc old friends bad drank each other's health agaiu several times, the good busbaud set out for home with empty wagons, not having even purchased the other articles that the good wife had put on the list. As he drove up in the yard, the good wife at once noticed k. the usual condition that he was accustomed to bring from town ; but w as puzzled at the empty wagons. With evidence of considerable ginger in the 4 ^ oKo rlomon/lp/] IUI11? U1 UCI ?UIVr, out uvuiw..uvu . "Johu Henry, where is that guano I sent you after?" Well, Mariah, I'll tell you it was just this way," explained John Henry. "Up at. town, I met my old friend General Blank, and he told me that it had beeu his experience that if we used no guano we would make mi cotton, while if we used guano we would make no money, so I though we ? had better take a rest for awhile." At this philosophy, the good wife almost collapsed ; hut presently she collected herself, and making no effort to restrain her rising temper, she de livered something like this: "I sent you to town to get guano and you only get drunk. Get down out of that wagon and go to bed, What does General Blank know about farming anyway? If you don't use guano, of course, you are not going to make money ; but what is the differ ence. If you do use guano and mnk? plenty of cotton, vou don't need anj * money. You'll go back to town to morrow and get that guano, and yot will stay away from General Blank too, or I'll kuow the reason why." I.OCAIj laconics. The Price of Cotton. At the 11 o'clock call on the New Yrork cotton exchange yesterday, th< price of cotton contracts ruled as fol lows: February 7.52; Murch 7.50 May 7.48. The Yorkville receipts yes terday amounted to only about 1< bales. The best price paid, so far a: the reporter was advised, was 7.25. The School Trustee*. County Superintendent of Eduea tiou Carroll has called a meeting o the school trustees of the county to bi held in Yorkville on Wednesday, Jan uarv 31. The object of the meeting i: the discussion of several matters o importance in connection with schoo work during the coming year. Then will be distributed during the da; some new and unusually simple hlanl books that Superintendent McMahai has introduced to facilitate the keep ing of records. The meeting general!; promises to lie an interesting one. The Kock Hill PoHtuftlcc. Augusta Chronicle: Quite an uni que case is that of the appointment t postmas er of Rock Hill. Mr. E. 1" Poag, a Democrat, has held the oflic for some time ; but as his term expire on the 15lh of the present month, Co onel C. J. Pride, a Republican, wasn| pointed to the office. There is not I * in ?Kio hut the nut-<>f-t h< 1U? uuunuai in iiuc j mwv ordinary comes iu the fact that thoug the appointineut goes to the colone who is a Republican, the otliee wi still remain in charge of his son iu-biv the present Democratic postmaste It is certainly a fortunate thing ft Rock Hill that it can have politics s ;e easily arranged in an official waj e Colonel Pride has before been posi n master at that place and thorougbl, e pleased the people, and than Mr. Poa; 0 a more popular man would be hard t e find in his uative town. The wholi !l element is perfectly satisfied with mat ters as they now stand, even as the' 0 were in the past. ' Case of Smallpox. a A case of smallpox has developei e on the western outskirts of Rock Hill d in Ebenezer township. The victim i e a Negro boy who bad been working ii s Charlotte. Supervisor Culp, who wa here yesterday, says that although hi s has no direct information about thi ; case, ho understands that the case i, s in a house some distauce from a pub - lie highway ; that the house has beet s marked with a yellow Hug, and that i i. guard has been stationed about th< s premises. These precautions were at - tended to by the health authorities o b Rock Hill. Death of Mr*. McGill. Mrs. Brownie McGill, eldest daugh k ter of Mr. R. \V. Wbitesides, of Smyr 1 na, and wife of Mr. Jacksou McGill > died at her home near Smyrna on the 5 19th instant, and was buried on tin j 20th, the funeral service beiug cou. ducted by Rev J. H. Simpson. Mrs, ? McGill was aged 39 years and 23 days, j She leaves a husband and two chil) dren?the elder a daughter of 6 and > the vouncer a son of 4. Mrs. Me ) Gill's death was due to typhoid fever i of which she had been ill for many , weeks. She had many frieuds and > her loss will be severely felt by the 5 eutire community in which she lived. | A Case of Destitution. A pitiable case of almost complete , destitution has been reported to The Enquirer. The unfortunate victims , are Pink Wilfong and family, who [ live on the northeastern outskirts of , Yorkville. Siuce last summer Pink has been a sutferer from inflammatory rheumatism, and his limbs, especially , his arms, have been horribly distorted. Latelv the wife, who is nursing . an infant, has been afflicted with the agonizing disease, and she is also helpless. There are some twelve or fourteen children in the family ; but only a few of them are of material assist1 ance to their parents. The others udd to the burdeu. Wilfong and his wife I have the reputation of being hard workers and honest and struight-for( ward in their dealing with both white , and colored. They have received some help from white aud colored neighbors ; but not enough to relieve , even their most pressing wants, and they have not asked for assistance for fear of being considered as beggars. Grier-McGinuis. Charlotte Observer, Friday : It was a most beautiful wedding that was celebrated last night at 9 o'clock at the home of W. B. McGinnis, when, in the presence of a few friends and relations, the marriage vows were taken by Miss Maud McGinnis and Mr. W. j Moffat t Grier. The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, Rev. John T. Chalmers, assisted by Rev. R L. Grier, brother of the groom, and , Rev. J. S. Moffatt, of Chester, S. C. , The bride carried a magnificent bon quet of bride's roses. She was handsomely gowned in an elegant suit of castor cloth. Immediately after the beautiful words of the minister that , made them man and wife, and hearty congratulations, the happy couple were driven to the Southern station, where they boarded the train lor uasioma, , the home of the groom. The bride is , the only daughter of the late E. 1). McGinnis. Richly endowed by nature with many rare gifts, she has always ? been a favorite in Charlotte. She will , be quite an addition to the social eir . cle of her new home. The groom i* a , sou ol' the late Rev. W. M. drier, 1). , 1). He is handsome, talented and . thrifty. He has recently become the , editor of the Gastonia Gazette, in which position lie is winning laurels for himself. The presents were mi merotis and elegant. MEKK-MKNTION. i The most recent reports of the fight > ing at Ludysmilh on January 0, puts the total casualties of the British at 488. Bishop Warren A. Chand ' ler, of the Methodist Episcopal chut eh, South, is to go to Havana for the pur^ pose of establishing a Methodist Kpis s copal chuich there. Marshall ()' Wagoner, a well-known and wealthy infidel, of Toledo Ohio, has announced his conversion to Christianity and has j. burned his library of infidel books. Osinan Digma, the principal general ol the late Khalifa Abdullah, lias been captured by the British. The record? s of the immigration bureau show that f 17,800 Japanese have arrived at Hon I olulu since June 15 last. While lite traction engine seems to he a good tiling theoretically for war purposes, ^ as yet there have been no reports from 4 the front of practical success. it The anuiversay of the birth of General Robert H. Lee was pretty generally .. observed throughout the south last Friday. The wagon train with which General Roller crossed the Tu gela river, was 10 miles in length, i- _ . , , >f Fkiikkal Salk ok Cotton.?South l. ern senators express themselves at e hopeful over the prospects of securing ^ legislation during the present session o I congress looking to the refunding of tin money paid into the treasury of tlx United Stutes soon after the Civil wai i- as the result of the sale of cotton cap tured by the federal forces. There was I, originally about ?80,000,U()U of thi: I money; but a portion of it was paid l< the owners of the cotton soon after tin close of t lie war. k"> The remainder was left in the treas f. ury and has remained there ever since >r Senator Money, who is giving especia 0 attention looking to the reopening < , the subject, says that the sum le uuiouuts to about $11,000,000. A bi introduced by Senator Davis gives on y year additional lime for proof of sue g claims before the court of claims. 1 0 has been favorably reported by th e senate committe on claims, und Senate Money thinks the outlook very goo for favorable action. Most of the cluims are held in th southern states. ? Washington dispatc of Friday. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ^ The Cane of Mr*. Hughes. Greenville News, Tuesday: Th J strong probability is that Mrs. Malti 5 A. Hughes, charged with the murde 1 of her husband, will not be tried at thi s term of court. At least this is the tin s derstanding among the attorneys in th case and of the judge. The supretn< court having conseuted to give a hear 1 ing to the former jeopardy plea, tba 1 tribunal has jurisdiction in the cas< i uutil its decision is rendered. Ifiti . in her favor she will "go hence with j- out a day," aud be set at liberty jus as if she had been tried aud acquitted If the decision, which is looked fo daily, is rendered while the court is ii session, it is still not likely that tin case will be tried at this term, i Tin* Alan Who Shot Cooley. Greenville Times, Mouduy: Con stable Cooley arrived iu the city yes terday.aud this morning he, in compa ny with his attorney, Oscar K. Maul din, weut to the county jail to se? whether or notHarrisou could be idea tified as the man who was with How aid on the day of (he fatal shooting Dan Harrison was escorted into Iht , preseuce of Constable Cooley and per H - 51 - 1 1.5!-. If ? 1... lect snence prevaueu wune mr. vyuunrj eyed him sharply. Harrison first sal down in a chair ; but lie was told t?, stand up. He did so reluctantly ; but all the while he failed to look the constable in the eye and was very nervous. "That's the man," said Mr. Cooley. "Yes, that's the man that shot me in the back." Harrison was then led back to his cell very much excited. The condition of Constable Cooley is very much improved ami lie will be able to stand his trial when it is called. He is not ouly ready, but auxious for it to come off. Strange to suy that Harrison was summoned to appear for the stale against Cooley, and he says positively that lie was not there ou the day of the sliooti ng. Ii is not known yet just what day the case will be called. He Hh>? Original Ideas. Although the proceedings of the recent meeting of the county superintendents of education held in Columbia "ii'i "-it fnllu iviuii ii-i] 111 i he miners. I hey ought lo have been. The superintendents of education have perplex ing problems of which the public knows little. One of the problems is the difficulty of getting competent colored teachers to leach in the colored schools. In all the counties the number of colored applicants for certificates to teach is far in excess of the number of colored schools to be taught; but only a small per cent, of the applicants are possessed of the necessary qualifications to teach. Some of them are barely able to write their names, and it is not infnquenlly the case that they are unuble lo recite the multiplication table. There are a few, of course, who are able lo take first grade certificates with ease; but these are rule, the total proportion hardly reaching 2 per cent. The number ol applicants who are competent to carry off second grade certificates is larger; but the number thut is unable to correctly answer 5 per cent, of the ques (ions asked on an examination is so large that when all the incompetent colored teachers have been awarded certificates, it is a puzzle us to how to provide for the remaiuiug schools. This matter was discus-ed. One superintendent suid that although he had no authority of law for it, it was his custom, after according certificates to the applicants who were entitled to them, to issue permits to the most competent among the balance. Superintendent of Education Stephenson, ol Fairfield county, gave his method ol solving the problem as follows: "1 iust lake their numes, throw the ex animation papers in the tire and issue serund grade eertiHcales all around. In that way 1 manage to provide all the Negro schools with teachers." Another one of the superintendent!: said lie would not honor Mr. Stevenson's second grade certificates al'tei that. Mr. Steveuson replied that lu did not care, us he wautid to keep hit negroes at home anyway. OratiKes at Cleuison. Washington correspondence GreeuvilleNcws: Secretary Wilson of the agricultural department, it is announced, has written to Cleuison college. South Carolina, concerning the experiments made by the department in the hybridization of oranges. It is stated at the department that some GO different species have been budded, and two of each kind will be sent to Clem son college for testing purposes. It it the belief of Secretary Wilson, tht department officials, who have given much attention to these interesting experiments, that the experiments ti F he made will be of great benefit ti i South Carolina. For some time tin department has been experimenting iu the matter of producing a hybrid orange which would withstand tht ' frost and blights incident to climate: further north than Florida, and at llit , same time possess the sweetness am flavor of the fruit grown further south They have also experimented iu tht I same manner with pineapples, citrus and even with wheat. They havt already produced oranges which cui ' be raised in South Carolina ; but here tofore they have been rather smullei thau the fruit grown in Florida. Tlx department hopes that the tests to bt made in the near future at Clemsoi ? college will result in the raising of i ? hardy fruit. The department official! I who have studied the maiter claiu that this can he done and that a frui can he produced which can he growl r as far north as North Carolina. Tin experiments at Cleinson colllege wil > he watched by the department ollicial s and by S.'cretary Wilson, who is inucl > interested in the subject, very closely l* as it will also doubtless he by the fac ulty of Clemson college, who hope b gain additional light upon the suhjec . of hybridization through the tests b J he made there. >f Gone Daft on Mormonjsm.?YVilf' liam Yancey Smoak, whose departure II for Utah ou a mission to convert the HI ? Mormons to the true faith, wascbronih cled iu these columns some time since, vv 1 has returned from the seat of his mis- SILK ? sionury labors, and is now in jail here ceivec ir awaiting the action of a commission in ^rella d lunacy. Mr. Smoak returned from tirst-c J Utah in the early part of last week, close] ? thoroughly disgusted with Mormon- s?leu|-; h land and Mormons. oi^anj Upon arriviug home he established to exa a camp in the swamp near his home, I ha and, forcing his wife to accompany him, began a sort of dual service pro shipm 1 testing against the evils of polygamous Hucki e matrimony. Tuesday his brother, a,,d h 1 Magistrate N. P. Smoak, came to Bam styles d berg and instituted lunacy proceedings My against the Mormon crusader. Deputy compl Sheriff Felder Hunter was given the TE L warrant for the demented man's arrest. 1*1** Arriving Tuesday night in the vicinity of Mr. Smoak's home, he summoned e Magistrate Smoak's constable to assist | I him iu making the arrest. The latter | I declined and the deputy sheriff was I I obliged to summon a posse to assist him * in arresting Mr. Smoak.?Bamberg Of tl 1 Herald. , ? ________ that at the churches. their BAPTIST. that; Prayer meeting tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. A full attendance of the mem- reliat . bers of the church is desired. ddponvtpnuv for tl 1 jv muu xj jl ajyi?a?k4i? rkv. w. g. neville, pastor. tliat ] Prayer meeting tliis evening at 7 o'clock. THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD ^lem ; SHEPHERD. crood; rev. j. c. johnes, rector. There will he services in this church know this evening at 4.30o'clock. 1 Lai ? TRINITY" METHODIST EPISCOPAL. rev. j. m. steadman, pastor. atteil' There will be prayer-meeting this even, ing at 7 o'clock. wear. ASSOCIATE REFORMED. ?waj, rkv. boyce h. grier, pastor. i Prayer-meeting this afternoon at 4 p-et a] i o'clock. ? j Sunday Services.?AT TIRZAH? advisi Preaching in the innrning at 11.30 o'clock. Sunday school at 10.30 a. m. YORK- ^voiri VILLE?Sunday school at 3.30 p. in. exam fecial polices. y a seer TAKE COUGH EASE, 2n CENTS A niir,lii BOTTLE. YORK DRUG STORE. " Congregational Meeting. SUTpa There will be a congregational meeting n]ajn in the Hickory Grove A. R. P. church, on * * j r n- ia ?i..i ?. - ... 1 1 muuraay, .January zi, at iu u ciuck a. m., qjso T for the purpose of calling a pastor. Every member is urged to be present. reasot Eldeks. January 24 was 2t Gei j/OBITUARY. tlon t _Z_i vests, Died?At her home, near Filbert, at 3 . o'clock p. in., on Sunday, January 21st, thing 1900, of pneumonia, Miss* MARY HARVEY, in the 71st year of her age. be jn TAKE COUGH EASE. 25 CENTS A o-nod BOTTLE. YORK DRUG STORE. MULES AND HORSES. SOOne ONE individual or six or eight of them, can get as many good bargains in line 1: MULES and HORSES from me. T. B. McCLAIN. La< January 10 w tf FOR RENT. >'0U THE LARGE STOREROOM, with , brick basement, between the Sutro mill and Beard A Carroll's store, is for rent. T. B. McCLAIN. you 1 January 10 w tf SCHOOL TRUSTEES. Chlldl THE School Trustees of York County pQ. are respectfully requested to meet in the Courthouse at Yorkville, on WED , _ NESDAY, JANUARY 81, at 10.30 a. m. ailCl I It is important that every district be represented. JOHN E. CARROLL, your County Superintendent of Education. J January 24 w 2t_ Qtjierj NOTICE. BY mutual consent, the firm of WIL- Be< LI A MS A CAROTHERS (consisting i of L. R. Williams and T. R. Carothers) has this day (January 19th, 1900) been dissolved. JAS. L. 11ANAHAN has . purchased the stock of drugs, store-fix- Llllllc lures, credits, etc., and has assumed all liabilities of the late firm. The business pUrcli will hereafter be conducted by Jas. L. " Hanahan as the YORK DRUG STORE. L. K. WILJJAM8, T. R. CAROTHERS. T\K JAMES L. HAXAHAN. BOTT January 24 w 4t _____ 8I.5B REWARD. Ill U MY 14-year-old son SIDNEY, left his "ll home near McConnellsville, on Tuesday evening. ICfth of January, with- liTrn out my consent. Sidney is about 4 feet in nA*-'J heighth, very black in complexion, pop eyed, long-headed and knock-kneed, and TTi? I has a scar of a hum on one of his knees _ up toward the thigh. Ho wore away a rTlHK light-colored coat, dove-colored cap and A. nit dark pants. Parties hiring or harboring have 1 him will be prosecuted to the fullest ex- forwar , tent of the law. Any information leading matter: to his whereabouts will be rewarded as too lor above, besides greatlv appreciated by ED- will ha , WARD MIDLER, McConnellsville, S. C. We I January 24 w lta all gra rise in NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION. now. TilE firm of FERGUSON A SNIDER H?ls having been dissolved by mutual tllkini I consent, Mr. Snider retiring and Mr. Fer- Good guson succeeding to the liabilities, assets rn * . and good will of the business. Wei J. M. FERGUSON, antl M ' J. W. SNIDER. cash oi i York ville, S. C., January 20, 1D00. i TO THE PUBLIC. , Having purchased the interest of Mr. f , J. W. SNIDER in the firm of Ferguson ' A Snider, I will continue the business the ! same as before the partnership was form- Jersey I ed. Customers owing the linn on last , year's account will please pay up at once. ( ' I need the money with which to make ' settlement. The continued patronage f) ! Unit the firm has heretofore enjoyed, is y e" | respectfully solicited. ed proi J. M. FERGUSON. January 24 w 2t i ; To the Farmers: H/ 1 \V'' il re h gents for Die well known ??? ?? tt Wilcox it (ifl)bes Fertilizers, up, am i* We bought our goods early in the bit of] season and will sell as cheap as any- thut w one, quality considered. We do not Wet handle cheap, low grade goods. \Ve '"g, i sell high grade Fertilizers that will , support the plant and make a prolific yield. We will try to make it to your s interest to see us neiore closing a tracie II" ) for your Fertilizers. ^ ,n t Borroi . T>A KTIKS needing anything in tlie X Drug Line will find a complete stock L' at Starr's l>rug Store, where you are waitI ed on by men of experience, who know s how to prepare and sell medicines. WK are offering some It ARK BARGAINS IN TOBACCO. rTlHl A job lot we are closing out at 3o cts. m L, This is an opportunity you should not ,,e, , miss. bro|;el o JAS. M. STARR & CO., Baptis Lending Druggists. Jam LADIES, J-H.I ERE YOU ARE! 1411 ! you just ought to come and see ... hat a magnificent lot of LADIES' I N UMBRELLAS I have just re1. You will find both black and id Umbrellas. Also nice Silk Ums suitable l'or old ladies. These are lass goods which I intend to sell at prices. Call at once and make your /"VU1 ion. Miss Mattie Johnson will take k ire in showing you these Umbrellas, meats rtbing else in my line you may wish the de .mine. ive just opened a lot of goods which you last week were coming. lean- ** ime all of the many articles in this ent, so will only name a few. Belt es is quite an item of this shipment f you want something pretty and e, call now. Cut! Buttons of latest and designs. line of .Spectacles and Eyeglasses is ete. Every pair guaranteed. [OS. W. SPECK, a|We( > Jeweler and Optician. the sai JC DUHDI i IL. I LUI UL. ( lis section now fully realize pr I, at all times, look out for qc best interests. They know jr( at all times they get good, ]\|j )le merchandise in exchange Aim leir hard-earned money, and j [ do not try to shove off on shop-worn, second-hand bott ;. What I sell, the people ' can be depended upon, yy dies, I wish to call your kind = tion to my line of UnderYou may have decided to WE t a while longer" before you T< II you need in this line. I ? you to come at once and j^ve h curt ine my stock. You needn't >rried about the price, as it's Fi mdary consideration. The :y of these goods cannot be ssed at the prices marked in old i figures on each article. I Jj|j iave Ladies' Union Suits at now' lable prices. Axes iitlemen, I am also in posi- " r Sh) o furnish you with Under- per ] Socks, Drawers and anyof this kind that you may tirli] need of. If you want a zmn suit of Underwear, the Hi r you call the better, as my s steadily moving. HA.S lies and gentlemen, when JaenrJat 4- cu 1 * Kentu< want Shoes, please bear in made find ir that I can furnish just what convin J do is tc want. Also Shoes for the ofstoc Don't i "en. We ha will sel r anything in the Dry Goods \ llothing Line, it will be to interest to see me. I save Grfj] 5 money ; why not you ? _____ ir in mind that I give a U some and useful piece of iware with each $1.20 cash I EL tire yet ia.se. health H. C. STRAUSS. KS E COUGH EASE, 25 CENTS A oursPf EE. YORK DRUG STORE. NE ??????????? ISONANT i CASTLES, hB^ THE EEADEI18, For fl KORY GROVE, S. C. Pure C settled Accounts, whe ! first thing to he done at the hegin- J'"-"? ig ot the New Year, is lor those who t J* lot settled their account, to come ( d and make arrangements. Such ti;Sh s should not he allowed to stand ' ' , ig, and those who desire to settle -L0 ve little difficulty in so doing. mve Black Oak Cooking Stoves of T\T>. ides, that were bought before the t the price of iron. They are cheap teads from $1.25 up. Furniture of ils at prices that are right. _ 1 Flour, Corn, Oats and Hay on the liave eight or ten head of Horses tiles which will he sold right for good paper. rHISONANT & CASTLES, The Loudens. IAKHURST FARM. C Daily, Cattle Bred In Best Lines For Sale. Dany 1 CHOICE YOU MO STOCK roth sexes at all times. Correspond- <_f ice solicited. All inquiries answer- ' I r ttf If If I/H7T TV XX. inj>wy. ? . ii. ii H J\ ui .I, Guthriesville, S. C. . ? It! inp PAKT OF OUR STOCK > been greatly shattered during the ast two weeks; but on the other Price the stock lias been replenished, ' pretty complete, from Stationery A,l.|i 1 including Shelf Goods. A good Flour and New Orleans Molasses ill please in price and quality, ilili want to sell LAMM'S Cloth- ? . . rercoats and other Oarments. W. M. KENNEDY, Agent. AT0,1 MONEY TO LOAN. tate of FARMING LANDS. Easy pay- having ents. No commissions charged, the Jo ver pays actual cost of perfecting on the Interest 8 per cent. For further apply I latum apply to JOHN B. PAL- ityasa A SON, Columbia. S. C., or GEO. W. S. HART, Attorney, Fort Yorkville, S. C. ember 13 w 6m $/>.()(> REWARD. ?I W: 1 above amount will be paid for the Ties a une and proof to convict the poison cash f<i sons who have at various times out a I n the window glass in the Yorkville We a it church. SAM M. GRIST, to be b Chairman Hoard of Deacons. YC jury 17 w 3t UDDLK. J. B. PBORAM. [)DLE & PEGRAM. j THE PUBLIC SERVICE. 000 I h El store is now stocked with all jj inds of supplies, and our arrangeare complete to promptly nieet all mauds that may be made ori us for our. j n Meat, ty, Corn, b Salt, Etc. J are in position to talk Fertilizers sell the same. We are handling no brands we have been handling. Ii OOO jr tr )UR SIDE LINES: esli Lime, ( >od Shingles, >11 ana steei, lburn Wagons. 1 ost anything that may he wanted, a* tfa UDDLE & PEGKAM. IE COUfiH EASE, 25 CENTS A ] LE. YORK DRUG STORE. B. MOORE & CO. I ? g' BARGAIN!( ) have bought a bargain in Bedding?Blankets, Quilts and Cover- _ nd have them marked down to real A TXT T>nrnT?ci nr? * ruin r rviA'H.o. imisi ?vii ?IOW while it is cold. You won't 1 liem in July; but now. We also A nice line of TABLE COVERS, f* AINS and RUGS that must go. lrniture! Furniture! _ iave just received some Suits that oed our order for last summer at 'RICES. We do not fear competii these goods while tbey last. It ^ to your interest if you wish to buy i, flames, Collars, Plows and Farm are of all kinds. . th ingles, just in, at $1.75 ?r VI. Ti nf W. B. MOORE & CO. ft . 1 . ar ENN & ALLISON.? \YE you 2 :en them? ? VE you seen our choice selection of II41 [orse9 and Mules? We have-sold many ; but still have a nice lot on When our Mr. Glenn went to ;ky to buy this supply of stock, be a selection of the best he could i the "Blue Grass State." To be ? cfid of this fact, all you win have to > come and see them. Many have I ie expressions of praise for this lot -r k by those who have seen .them. _|_ close a trade until you consult us. ve just the aniinal you need and II it to you right. se Pe Are Headquarters For m IES, WAGONS and HARNESS. y article we handle is sold under IRSONAL GUARANTEE. of ENN & ALLISON, ffi Of D" DO? i JE you are well and happy and that en [>u may continue so during the en- st< ir. Now a good way to keep both wl and happiness is to give us your sge, thereby securing good goods ipetitive prices. Here's a few of ^ ;cials for this week: sc W CROP MOLASSES. " Crop New Orleans Molasses which ' 0 superior on any market. ST CREAM CHEESE. 1 limited time we are going to sell ream Cheese at 15 cents a pound. FINE FLOUR. n you want an extra quality Flour, nd see us. We pride ourselves on o fortunate as to secure this excelality of Flour. lur Flaked Rice, the new breakfast Yours for Groceries, WRANCE, WILLIAMS & CO. iws and Opinion ^ OF itional Importance - j?tttt - , AZjONS ONTAINS BOTH. I at by mail, - - - $6 a year. 1 <"> 1? u.. ~,?;1 _ ?fl O V..r ~~ iliu ouuuajr, \jy man, - ? /%? _ I ie Sunday Sun p, Greatest Sunday Newspaper in the world. 5c. a copy. By mail, $2 a year. " ess THE SUN, New York. (CATION FOR DISCHARGE. Si Oi of Smith Patterson, Deceased. p< .'ICE is hereby given that the tin- F( unsigned, administrator of the es- Ti SMITH PATTERSON, deceased, T< this day filed his final return with Ai dge of Probate for York county, 10th day of FEBRUARY, 1900, will for a discharge from further liabil- V1 idministrator of the said estate. W. F. PATTERSON, Adm'r. fo Mill, S. C., Jan. 9, 1900. w5t co of COTTON GINNING. I'LL GIN YOUR COTTON while tb you wait, furnish Raggittg and or nd will pay the highest price in in r COTTON SEED. Nobody turns In letter sample thai) we do. tri .re making as FINE FLOUR as is th ad in this country. te JRKVILLE ROLLER MILLS, \Y R. H. Cloaningeb, Assistant, is 1845- 1900. 'He Mntnal Benefit Life Insurance Co. OF NEWARK, N. J. AMZI I)OI)D, President. 3N January 1, 1000, the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance was 55 years old, and ; set up a milestone at this point on its mg and honorable career that is caleuited to impress the American people rith the fact that it has attained a position 1 the science of Life Insurance that no ompctition will attempt to dispute. We efer to the new policies that the company uthorized its agents to otfer 011 and after atiuary 1. They are, without exception, le fairest, most equitable contracts ever et offered tbose who desire to protect leir wives, children or estates, or to lay y a competency for old age. The Record of the Company or the past 55 year, together with the nequalled liberality of its Policy conacts and its unsurpassed and unsurpassile reputation for fair and honorable ealings with its members, proves that ie Mutual Benefit furnishes the best Lite isurance at the lowest cost price. I will lie pleased to furnish any desired iformation about the company, its conacts or rates. SAM M. GRIST, Agent, Yorkvillc, S. C. G. a O'LEARV, FURNITURE! FURNITURE!! 3EDROOM, Parlor and Diningroom Suits, Chairs, Tables, Iron ana Oak edsteads, Bureaus, Hall-stands, Pictures id Easels and EVERYTHING kept in ie line at G. H. O'LEAKY'S. /' A tinrTk! A Hfll WT ?** L3 v/tnrcii9t iu/t i A HU3, JUGS, Window Shades and Cornice Poles at G. H. O'LEARY'S. STOVES AND RANGES. ,17E are still selling the wellknown n CHAS. NOBLE & CO.'S make, ur leaders are the IRON KING and LMO, besides a large stock of cheaper ado slovas. G. H. O'LFARY. SADDLES AND BRIDLES )F iny own manufacture. A full line of COLLARS, WHIPS and all grades ' goods kept in this line will be found at G. H. O'LEARY'S. BUGGIES AND HARNESS. F you want a nice BUGGY or a good . hand-made set of HARNESS, don't il to examine my stock. G. H. O'LEARY. THE COMMERCIAL AIT33 ARMERS BANK, ROCK HILL, S. C. 3APITAL, 08O,OOO. COMMENTED BUSINESS OCTOBER 18.1898. TTTfH AMPLE RESOURCES and r V every facility for the transaction of e BANKING BUSINESS in all its ancbes, being specially authorized and n powered under its charter to act as rustee, Guardian, Administrator, Attorsy, etc., of every description and under e appointment of courts, this bank sojits the. business of corporations, firms id individuals, tendering all the courte38 and accommodations that are usually ;tended by a well conducted and iliging banking house. Correspondence or a call solicited from ose contemplating a change in their LNKING ARRANGEMENTS or the Openg of a new account. Interest Bearing Certificates of Deposit sued Under Special Agreements. A. H WHITE. President, A. E. SMITH, Vice President. R. LEE KERR, Cashier, GEO. D. WHITE. Asst. Cashier. December 14 w tf COFFINS AND CASKETS. HAVE just received a. full and complete assortment of COFFINS AND iSKETS, incluldinga number of MEN.LIC CASES, and am now prepared to rve the public in a most satisfactory anner. REASONABLE PRICES. I carry a large and complete assortment all the usual sizes in the ordinary and dished wood designs, and can supply em at the lowest possible prices up to e highest. CHURCH TRUCKS, isket Rests, Cooling Boards and all nec9ary conveniences adapted to the underking business, will be supplied by me. My best personal attention will be givi and I can be found at anytime at iny ire, where I will be pleased to serve you ben needing goods of tbis class. T. BAXTER McCLAIN, Yorkville, S. C. - i a - :? _!_ i 3 i am preparea 10 iurumu a uauuniie Hearse to all funerals. JUST ARRIVED, A FINE stock of SINGLE and DOUBLE Harness, Wagon Breeching, Team Collars, etc., and we will sell at prices that competition can't reach. OF COURSE WE HAVE Buggies, Wagons, Whips, Harness Oil, Axle Oil, Axle Grease, and everything pertaining to our line. EARLY EVERYONE COMES To see us before buying any of the above articles, and almost all buy of us. They can't help it. rORKVILLE BUGGY COMPANY. PHOTOGRAPHY. poll PHOTOS?in any style and of the " best tiuish?please call at my Gal y,o? Cleveland avenue. S. W. WATSON, Yorkville. S. C. Shf \|orluiUc (Enquiwr. ablished Wednesday and Saturday. PUBLISHERS ; M. GRIST, W. 1). GRIST, 0. E. GRIST. TERMS uesv hsu n i rn us : ngle copy for one year, $ 2 OO le copy for two years, 3 SO >rsix months, 1 <M> )r three months, SO vo copies for one year, 3 SO m copies one year, 17 SO nd an extra copy for aolnb of ten. 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