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A STORY OF FISH. "The biggest flsh I ever caught," began the story teller, a scholarly-looking party, who evidently knew more about school books than fly books?" "Got away?" interrupted a thinfaced little man with a nose like a shingle. "I'm no liar," the story-teller flared up. "This is a true story, and I'm prepared to swear to it. It was in the year 1889, when we had the hottest summer?" "I didn't know the summer of 1889 was so very hot," said the man in the weather-beaten straw hat. "If alP you didn't know," said the story-teller, "was piled on top of you, you'd be flatter than a flounder and deader than a mackerel. As I was . saying, in the summer of '89 a party of us went to upper Canada on a Ashing exTf n?o9n't hot nn there a lit tie bit. On the contrary it was so cold that the Ice froze the first night we got there." "Gosh!" exclaimed the little man with the shingle nose. "As I was saying." said the storyteller, showing genuine gameness, "it froze the first night we got to our fishing ground, but we went out the next morning just the same, and I hadn't been fishing more than 15 m/nutes when I got a bite that I thought was going to pull the boat under. I let go of my rod and it went scooting through the water, but I soon got it again, and the < fight over the water and under it began in earnest. I hadn't been fishing for a long time and was nervous as the dickens, but I had some sense left, and I didn't intend to let that fish get away if I could help it. I was so excited that I never did know how long I tussled with it, but in time I landed him in the boat, and he was the biggest one I ever caught in my life. I was so ex?" "How much did he weigh?" eagerly inquired the man in a straw hat, as he drew up close co the story teller. "Exactly half a pound," said the story teller, as serious as a sermon. "You think you are dern smart, don't you?" sniffed the little man with the ( shingle nose, as he got up and walked outside, where he could get more breathing room. i _ v HOW WATTERSON WAS WATERED. j As Colonel Henry Watterson, the . Kentucky editor and statesman, who has been at the Waldorf-Astoria dur- ( ing the past week, says the New York f World, was coming east, one of the colonel's friends on the train made the ( statement that there was no whisky in . the wona nice mat maae m lemw- 1 see... . "You're right," retorted Colonel Wa- , terson. "I hope there never will be ^ any whisky like the whisky mace In . Tennessee. I once heard Joe Black- j burn say drinking Tennessee whisky ( and smoking Harrison county (Ky.) to- . ; bacco, gave one club feet." A laugh followed at the expense of , the Tennesseean, who to vindicate Tennessee whisky, produced his bottle and . insisted that his friends accept his . hospitality. > . "I'll have to admit that It Is a very j excellent quality of whisky," Colonel ( Watterson said, "but after you partake . Of some of my bourbon you will be dls- , loyal to liquor made In your own state. ^ Gentlemen, I am going to introduce you ( to the finest drink that is made. It's j nectar to the soul." ' i A porter was called and told to bring a Jug from the baggage car. "You see, gentlemen," said the colo- ( nel as he nursed the Jug between his knees, "this jug has not been opened, j I expected to pull the cork when I got . to New York." . j t -The Cork Was pulled and glasses were ( filled. He raised his glass to his lips , and at once his expression changed. ( His face flamed and his eyes blazed with anger. "This is some joke," he continued; ' "some fool porter has filled this jug with Ohio river water Instead of 1 iour- J bon whisky." , Investigation showed that a por ..r at , a distillery had filled the Jug, intendingto wash it out before pouring in the , whisky. Another porter came Jtlong, found the jug full and, thinking it con- ! tained whisky, corked it up and sent it I to Colonel Watterson's house. , It Was the Bull.?A capital story relating to good old times is still told in the Fen district, of one of the Eastern states. As is well known by many, and even now remembered by some, a bass viol was often procured to help the choirs in parish churches. One lovely Sunday morning in the summer, while the parson was droning out his drowsy discourse, and ''had about reached the middle, a bull nanaged to escape from his pasture, an^' marched majestically down the lprfd, bellowing defiantly as he came. ' The parson, who was somewhat deaf, heard the bull bellow, hut, mistaking the origin of the sound, gravely glancfAn?o * >! 4-Vtcx CM n crorc' CPfit OTlri In CU mxtQvt W w%? F tones of reproof: "I would thank the nuisicians not to tune up during service time?it annoys me very much." As may be well imagined, the choir looked greatly surprised but said nothing. 4 Very soon, however, the belligerent bull gave another bellow, and then the aggrieved parson became desperately indignant. "I now," said he, stepping short in his discourse, "particularly request Mr. Brown not to tune his instrument while I am preaching. This was more than the fiddler could stand. "It's the old bull's instrument," snapped out that worthy, popping up from J his seat; "it's not mine!" tzr "If I were president of the United States," she announced, "some of the laws would read differently." "But, my dear," he mildly protested, "the president doesn't write the laws." "He doesn't?" "Certainly not." "Well, if I were president," she said with decision, "the president would write the laws." "I believe you, my dear," he meekly replied.?Chicago Post. PiscfUaufous Reading. FROM NEIGHBORING EXCHANGES. News and Comment That Is of More or Lea: Local Interest. YORK?Rock Hill Herald, December 5: Mrs. Rawlins Lowndes. Mrs. Jamet Connor, Miss Martha Washington anc Miss Julia Johnson, of Charleston; Mrs J. Q. Marshall, of Columbia; Mrs. M. L Smith, of Abbeville, and Miss Florence Thomas, of Charlotte, are expected tc be with Mrs. H. B. Bulst, to attend the convention of the Daughters of the Confederacy Miss Lessle Witherspoon, of Yorkville, Is with Mrs. W. B Wilson to be present at the U. D. C convention The sand and clay experiment tried by the city council on Oakland avenue, now looks like a fine success Misses Maggie Poag and Leila Steele, who have been spending sometime In Baltimore, have returned to their homes In Ebenezer The casing for the slate roof Is now being put on the Wlnthrop dormitory. The building now shows its magnificent proportions In order to be quaN ifled to vote in the municipal election in January, persons holding the county registrars' certificate must obtain a city certificate from Mr. C. S. May, the city's registrar, during the present month A special meeting of the Women's Club Union was held last Friday at the residence of Mrs. T. A. Crawford. Mrs. A. E. Smith was elected president to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. W. B. Wilson. The union decided to entertain the visiting U. D. C., at a luncheon Wednesday, Decehber 5th, at the home of Mrs. A. E. Smith from 12.30 to 2 p. m. All delegates, the officers of the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and the members of the Club Union are expected to be present. It is announced that Mr. Albert M. Grist, of Yorkville, will be married today to Miss Bettie Blair, of Blairsvllle, this county. Miss Blair has often visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bobbins in this city and is well known here. She is an exceptionally modest, sensible young lady and we heartily congratulate Mr. Grist on his choice of ? ?~ tka a Dnae, wormy ua nc <r ?.v> mu ?.w*s heart and hand of any good woman. YORK?Clover Leaf. December 5: The Masons had a meeting on Friday night Lots of folks went hunting Thanksgiving Day. The rabbits and birds had very little to be thankful for. There was no school here on Friday. They had it on Saturday before Instead Mr. Walter Adams and mother, Mrs. John Adams, of Bowling Sreen, were in town on Sunday Mr. John Matthews and little daughter. Jessie, of Ramah,,were in town on Friday Mr. Jno. Forbes had a shoot Ing match at his home, one and a half miles below here, on Thursday Mrs. Laura Parish, of Yorkvllle, was n town on Saturday, visiting her mother, Mrs. Fltchett.....Mrs. S. M. Falres, Mrs. D. J. Fltchett, Miss Franky Falres ind Master Jim Fltchett, were In Yorkirllle, shopping on Friday Mr. W. C. Hay, of Camden, and Mr. S. H. Hay, of Rock Hill, were the guests of Mrs. S. H. Hay, Thanksgiving Day Miss Wllma Jackson, of Newport, was the guests of Mr. J. L. Jackson SunJay Lots of Cloverltes went to Forkvllle on Monday, salesday Thanksgiving services were well attended at the Presbyterian church. Something over $16 was collected for :he Thornwell orphanage Miss Wldeman, of All-Healing, Misses Sadie Dunlap and Maggie McFadden, of I'orkvllle, and Mr. Sam Pressly, of [Jastonla, were the guests of Mrs. E.W. Pressly Thanksgiving Mr. D. Shurley has two little boys who are destined to be fine musicians. They each have a Clover harmonica, with sounder attached, and the music they make would do credit to an expert Miss Cleo Leslie entertained at dinner last Friday, the following young ladies: Misses Lilian Clinton. Lena McCall, Bessie Jackson, Mattie Caldwell and Pansy Trawlck. After a delightful day they returned home with high praises of their hostess Some very fine porkers have been killed here this week. Mr. J. J. Wilson's weighed 384 and was only 12 month* old. Mr. M. L. Dickson's 366. Mr. Jas. Hedgepath's 3571. Mrs. Mary Jenkins's 316. Mr. W. Tutherrow's something over 300. This Is certainly a good showing Mr. M. L. Ford, our popular townsman, gave quite a sumptuous dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Besides lotsofother good things, he had seven different kinds of meats, namely: Oysters, squirrel, opossum, turkey, ham and birds. He had quite a large number of guests and it Is useless to say they did ample justice. LANCASTER?Ledger, December 5: MarrJptKon Sunday last, by W. S. L. Ppffer, clerk of court, at his residence, Miss Korried Wilkerson and Mr. Jos eph Johnson, both of this place mr. Jas. Parks, a son of Mr. Wylie W. Parks, of the Unity section, died last Sunday after a lingering illness of typhoid fever. He was about 18 years of age and was an industrious, promising young man Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Ferguson, of Elgin, have the deepest sympathy of their friends in the loss of their sweet little daughter, Pearl, aged 2 years 4* months, which occurred early on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, after several weeks illness oi jaundice The clerk of court made two sales last Monday. The Moblej tract, 60* acres, in Pleasant Hill township, brought $640. W. J. Hammond purchaser. The Pearce property al Kershaw, brought $2,000 and was bought by E. D. Blakeney Married I by R. H. Sapp. N. P., on Thursday, 29th ultimo. Mr. Simon Simpson and Miss Dora Steele, both of the Unity section Married, on Thursday, 21st ultimo by Rev. W. C. Faile, Mr. Charley Ogburn and Miss Lizzie Faile, daughter o: Mr. H. J. Faile. all of Flat Creek town ship. GASTON?Gastonia News, Decembei 4: Last week, Mr. S. F. Mauney, o Lawrenceville, Va., and Miss Nanni< Bradley, of Gold Hill, were married Mr. Mauney is a railroad man. Misi Bradley is the daughter of Rev. F. W Bradley and formerly lived here. Mr and Mrs. Mauney are here now on i visit to friends, but they will mak their home in Lawrenceville Mi Thomas McClure is the luckiest shot ii Gaston county. On Thanksgiving Day, while out hunting, his bird dog set . a rabbit. When the robbit jumped ud he shot and killed another setting in its bed. This same man last Thanksgiving Day killed two rabbits and one bird at s one shot. On that occasion, he shot at a bird and killed two rabbits that were resting in one bed. Not every man can i economize lead and time as Mr. Mcl Clure can Saturday night Chief of . Police Stowe, of Dallas, went to Char. lotte and Mrs. Stowe spent the night at ? a neighbors. Some burglars took ad> vantage of the opportunity and broke I into Mr. Stowe's residence, lighted his > lamp and went in search of spoils. . They found $10. They didn't take any, thing else, but left the lamp burning , and retired Mr. Dan Woods, of . Yorkville, and Miss Rosa Euart were i married Thanksgiving Day at the res> idence of Mrs. Fannie Morcow, by Rev. [ M. McG. Shields. It was a quiet home wedding, only a few friends being pres * Ml?o T?itoI-+ Vina mnrip> hpr home exit. xuioa *-*uu? W ?.? i at Mrs. Morrow's for the past eight or ; nine years and has many friends here, i Mr. Woods is a salesman in G. H. O'Leary's furniture store, at Yorkville. The happy young couple left on the afternoon train for Yorkville, which will be their future home. Those coming to Gastonia to be present at the wedding were Mr. Church Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cloninger, of Yorkville; Mr. Stokes Sheler, of Charlotte; and Mr. Wade Euart, of Huntersville. Many good wishes follow the young couple. We are now in the midst of a series of weddings in Gastonia. , IT IS BLOODY. The History of China Daring the Past Forty Years. The pages of modern Chinese history are stained with blood--the blood of helpless and defenceless men and women. Since the days when foreigners first went to the Far Fast, but especially during the last 40 years, there has been a constant succession of brutal murders?murders usually brought about solely by the passionate hatred of the yellow man for the white. One of the most characteristic of these was the Ku Cheng massacre on August 1, 1895. The Church Missionary society has a very successful enterprise \ in that city. There were many converts, and no one dreamed of any dan T!,J ? ? Uira/1 In ger. rive wumeu uiiooiuiuum msu one house on the hills' beyond the city daring the summer heat, and close by ',o them lived Mr. Stewart, the missionary in charge, his wife and five children. August 1 was the birthday of one of the children. So early In the morning three of 'his brothers and sisters got up and went out on the hills to gather flowers. Hearing horns and drums, they ran to look at the procession. One Chinaman seized the eldest girl by the hair and beat her. She tore from him and made for home, to find the house occupied by the mob. She caught a glimpse of her father making for her mother's room, and then no more was seen of either of them. Seeing the house burning, she got her little brothers and sisters and dragg^i them off. mu- 1?v" frnm linflpr thp inc utLuy ouc puucu &av?u *..w body of its dead nurse. Her two brothers and her little sister were all wounded. An American missionary, hearing the riot, rushed up to help; but he was too late. In the brief time nine had been murdered, and two of the children soon died. The story of the death of these brave girls, one of whom. Miss Marshall, was the daughter of a Blackheath vicar, went with a thrill of horror through the land. Why were they murdered? A proclamation had been issued among the people as follows; "Notice is hereby given that at the present time 'foreign barbarians' are hiring evil characters to kidnap small children, that they may extract oil from them for use. I have a female servant named Li, who has personally seen this done. I exhort you, good people, not to allow your children to go out. I hope you will act in accordance with this." The mob did act on it. The experience of Lord Loch and his , companions in 1857 presents a tale or horror rarely equalled. ' Henry Loch, then a'young man of 30, was attached to Lord Elgin's punitive mission in China. Messrs. Wade and ' Parkes, the English interpreters, were sent forward by Lord Elgin, under a , flag of truce, to arrange the terms of peace with the Chinese, and for part of the way Loch accompanied them. They saw that things looked threatening, so Loch tried to get back to the allied English and French generals, to tell them of the danger. He and Mr. Parkes, who were together at one spot, were seized, their arms bound and they \vere led out to be beheaded In an outer court. A sudden tumult gave them a respite. Every possible indignity was thrust upon them. They were threatened, mocked, tightly bound, tortured. Swords were waved over them to frighten them. Last of all, they were heavily manacled, shoved into a rough native cart and driven to Pekin. The tortures of that ride were inde.s ; cribable. AtMhe best of times, with every comfort, Wis misery to ride on that rough road. Buc to these men, bound, | bruised, expecting instant death, it was ; torment beyond degree. Forty years afterward Lord Loch would never re: cali it, the memories were so painful. At Pekin they were hurried into the native prison, separated from each ; other, and left dependent upon the " kindness of the Chinese criminals 5 around them. The 13 French and 20 ' English who had been with them be\ fore their capture, were also seized and ' placed under a strong guard. When the English and French armies ' got to the gates of Pekin some of these " miserable captives returned. On June 21, 1870, came the infamous Tien Tsin massacre. The French Catholic missionaries and Sisters of Mercy r had established a mission at Tien Tsin, f and one of their agencies was an or5 phan home. A report got about among . the natives that the sisters were kills ing the children to use their hearts and . eyes in the manufacture of some medic'. inal specific much sought after in Eui rope. e Everyone saw that a storm was com'. ing and the French consul was urged to a take such steps as would show the slan-' der to be false. But the consul thought such a request a slur on his dignity and refused to listen to it. The consul paid for his dignity with his life. No one fully knows what happened, for every European on the spot was done to death. The defenceless sisters were butchered after nameless barbarities, and the French cathedral and orphanages were set on fire. Twenty foreigners, including a Russian and his young bride, who were mistaken for French, were slain. For the moment it seemed that a general uprising, such as that of the present hour, must follow. But in the end the Chinese authorities subdued the uprising and executed a score of rioters.?Exchange. WORK OF INDIAN SCOUTS. Apaches Best In the Infantry and Sioux In Cavalry. The Apache gives us the best example of Infantry scouting, while In the use of cavalry for this important duty we must look to his northern brother, the Sioux. The Sioux, unlike the Apache, uses his horse for fighting as well as for transportation, and Is probably the best type of mounted Indian. He is always wide awake, and in fact, may be said to be all eyes and ears, and yet he is so careful of his own concealment that he is never seen. One of the most remarkable cases on record of great vigilance, accompanied by utter concealment of themselves?in fact, of ideal service of security and information?is given by the Sioux campaign of 1876. When General Crook left Fort Fettermah it is positively known that there were from 1,000 to 10,000 hostiles in his front, and yet, during his march of more than 200 miles, he did not see a single Indian, while all of his movements were known to the enemy. Another incident of the same campaign is related, where Crook's command was encamped on the Tongue river, and the Indians crept up to the opposite bank so stealthily that, although it was broad daylight/ that their presence was not made known to the troops until a volley was fired right Into the camp. Fortunately the river was fordable and the Indians were quickly driven out, but if it had not been the camp would soon have become untenable. The Sioux troops resemble more nearly a cavalry screen than an advance guard, for they generally operate a long distance, sometimes as much as 25 miles, and even more, in front of the main body, with which communication Is maintained by means of signals, In which the Sioux are very expert. On account of their faculty for consealing themselves, the Sioux scouts usually hover about the flanks of the enemy rather than in his front, for they are thus >nabled to observe more clearly and certainly his strength, position, Impediments and other important details. In scouting the Sioux Is never at a loss for a mode of concealment for himself. He always selects the highest ground available from which to make his observations, and pickets or lariats his horse in his rear, below the crest of the eminence on which he stations himself. In reaching his post of observation he throws himself on the ground and wriggles like a snake to | the summit, where he conceals himself In the shadow of a tree or rock, or if nothing of the kind is available, he cvlll cover his head and shoulders with his blanket or a cloth, according to the color of the rock or ground upon which tie is lying, keeping only his eyes uncovered. Another expedient for concealment ( cften resorted to is for the scout to - i. - * 1.1^. bind bushes about the upper pan ui me body, so that they project above his bead, and then to seat himself in a wallow, where he can plainly see, but he is himself completely concealed. A Sioux scout in leaving a point of sbservation, always exercises (he same precautions that he takes in arriving, for although he may have observed nothing, yet it is quite possible that the enemy's scouts are watching this very point, and if he should rise and walk to the rear his position would at once be betrayed. This is a point the civilized brother too often neglects to his peril.?Chicago Inter-Ocean. An English View op McKinley.? There is a good deal of speculation as to whether Mr. McKinley in his second term will be greatly different from Mr. McKinley in his first term. He will not, of course, expect a third term, ? *- ?~ Viv Corprn 1 Wash wfiicn who i wj v>w..?.w. ington and not conceded to General Grant, and he may therefore be more decided, more independent and more wilful. That is possible, but we do not think he will be. He is not only closely fettered by the party leaders, one of whom is Mr. Hanna, he sincerely trusts; but he is a dutiful man and holds, if we understand his character aright, that his duty is to act as the body of public opinion shall direct. He does not "lay his ear to the ground," out of meanness of spirit, but out of a false conception of what the constitution requires of him. His position, in fact, is best defined in his brief speech to his fellow-townsmen in Canton on the day before the election when he told them they must "reverently await" the verdict of the people. That word "reverently" at once reveals his character and the weak place in the minds of Americans, who cannot be convinced that the first duty of a true statesman, as of any other good man, may be to meet public opinion with a frank defiance. We believe Mr. McKinley to be a genuinely conscientious man, but seated in Pilate's judgment chair he would, if he had acted on his own doctrine, have decided for Barabbas. The cry of the majority would have been to him the voice of God.?London Spectator. Why Griggs Will Retire.?The simple truth is this: That Mr. Griggs cannot afford to continue in the cabinet. He is not a wealthy man. He has liberally employed the large income he has received from the practice of his profession in educating a large family of children and in dispensing a generous hospitality. This has left but little margin toward the accumulation of a fortune. Mr. Griggs was, for these reasons, averse to going into the cabi ; net in the first place; but he yielded to J 1 the wishes of his close personal friend, . the late Vice President Hobart. These ! two men were like brothers, and Mr. Griggs did not feel like opposing Mr. i Hobart's urgently expressed wishes in ! the matter, notwithstanding the fact that his judgment told him he was ' committing an imprudence. The cabinet position costs more than it produces, and Mr. Griggs has been under a very strong conviction that justice ( to his family required that he should retire and utilize^ his opportunities as a provider more productively while in the prime of his making and earning capacity. President McKinley enter- < tains for him a deeper ana warmer ~ feeling of regard than comes of even j the closest and most cordial official re- 8 lations. Mingled with his profound respect for the ability and clear head of the attorney general is a sincere feeling of a personal friendship and affection for the man. His fellow-members of the cabinet all look upon Mr. Griggs as one of the president's best J A. XT/??r unu mubi uublwui uijr ttuviocio.?^cw York Herald. Wonders op the World.?It Is estimated that the following are the 14 great wonders of the world. Those of the old -world are: 1. The Egyptian pyramids, the base of the largest covering 11J acres of ground. 2. The mausoleum erected by Mau- " solus, the King of Carla. < 3. The Temple of Diana at Ephesus. B 4. The walls and hanging gardens at ~ Babylon, said to have been 87 feet thick and six miles long. ( _ 5. The colussus of Rhodesa?brazen statue of Apollo 105 feet in height. J 6. Statue of Jupiter Olympus at Athens, made of ivory and gold. | 4. The Pharos of Ptolomy Philadel- _ phus, a light house 500 feet high on the island of Pharos in Egypt. The wonders of the new world are: * 1. The art of printing. 2. Gunpowder. 3. Optical instruments, such as the telescope and microscope. 4. Steam engine. 5 Labor-saving machinery. 6. Electric telegraph. 7. Photography.?Philadelphia Record. Lady Roberts and Her Trunks.?A ~ characteristic story is being told about Lady Roberts and her trunks, for which the soldiers now returned from *~ South Africa vouch. At the height of ? the transport difficulties, in the teeth _ of irate officials, she carried eight huge i trunks from Cape Town to Bloemfontion. Everyone wondered, everyone ~ grumbled. Nobody but Lady Roberts ? could nossiblv have eot a similar quan tity and weight of luggage through. The transport of stores had been stop- ~~ ped for a time, the sick and wounded ^ lacked every comfort, and those who . were not in the hospital were half bi starved and half clad. Therefore, when a fatigue party was told off to fetch ^ these eight mountainous trunks from Bloemfontein station, sharp things a were said about "the plague of women." ct But next day seven of the trunks were Cj unpacked and their contents distribu- ^ ted among the "Tommies." The clever lady had snapped her fingers at red w tape and had smuggled comforts to Si the men in this way. One small trunk 61 contained her own modest wardrobe. 8 ' * ' 8 A Clean Sweep.?It was the noon _ hour and there were a dozen "hands" fl gathered in the tobacco warehouse? u all very black. Various forms of petty gaming had been tried without fully sfl-tisfvine their gaming instincts. Then Steve, who was big and fat, said: g( "Boys, less make up er puss. Less all put in er nickel, and den let de pile ^ go to de pusson what names de bes' ^ eatings. Marse JImmy'll be de Jedge.." ^ This was agreed to and soon there ? was a little heap of nickels on the box l round which they were gathered. L "Now," said Steve, "we'll draw fer de L fust go." The next moment he grinned ^ with delight as he drew the marked slip from Marse Jimmy's hat. He ~ paused for a space as he gave .the * weighty matter adequate consideration; L then he said slowly: ^ "Um, yaes; de bes' eatings! Well, I l says, 'possum, taters, watermillions"? j A small black hand shot forward and L snatched up one of the coins. ^ "Whatcher doin", Charlie, you sneakin' hound dog?" roared Steve, in rage. "Shet up, you blam' fool nigger!" an- C swered Charlie defiantly. "Yo* think Ise gwine to stay in dis yere game when I yo' done gone name all dey is?"?Har- G per's Weekly. I LOSS A5J OTIS BANK ' TwMs SC. E-ORGANIZED WITH AMPLE CAPITAL for the protection and ac- C commodation of customers. ACCOUNTS of Individuals and Corporations solicited. j It gives us pleasure to extend every courtesy and accommodation that is ~ consistent with SOUND BANKING. S. M. McNEEL, President. W. P. HARRISON, Cashier. r Bank opens for business at 9 a. in. and closes at 3 p. in. TAX COLLECTIONS?1900. I Office of the County Treasurer of York County, g Yorkville. S. C., September 15, 1900. C IN accordance with law, my books will | be opened on the 15TH DAY OF * October, 1900, for the collection of the * STATE, COUNTY AND SPECIAL j TAXES, for the fiscal year beginning January 1st, and ending December 31st, 1900; and will be kept open until the I 31st day of December, 1900. I will also f receive VOLUNTARY PAYMENTS, t of commutation road taxes for the year c 1901. c For the convenience of tax-payers I will meet them at the following places t i on the days named: c And at Yorkville from Monday, the i 3rd day of December, until Monday, I the 31st day of December, 1900, after t , which day the books will be closed and t the 15 per cent, penalty will be attach- t ed. 1 H. A. D. NEELY, County Treasurer. I SOUTH CAROLINA & GEORGIA ^ EXTENSION RAILROAD GO. J TIME TABLE NO. 4. B n Effect 12.01 a. m., Sunday, Dec. 24,1899. BETWEEN y JAMDEN AND BLACKSBURG. \ WEST. EAST. 35. 83. EASTERS 82. 34. 2nd 1st TIME. 1st 2nd Class. Class. Class. Class. Dally Dally Except Dally. Dally. Except H STATIONS. B?na? I P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. 8 20 12 60 Camden 12 25 5 80 ' 8 50 1 15 DeKalb...... 12 02 . 4 50 0 20 1 27 .....'Westville..... 11 60 4 30 10 50 1 40 ....Kershaw 11 85 4 10 11 20 2 10 Heath Springs. 11 20 8 15 11 Qg O K XT 111 11 It 9M ** W ? ..A ICOMUI UltL. 1A W O W 12 80 < 2 86 ....Lancaster.... 10 56 2 66 1 00 2 50 ....Riverside 10 40 1 00 1 20 3 00 ...JSpringdell.... 10 80 12 40 2 80 8 10 Catawba J'cn. 10 20 12 20 2 60 3 20 Leslie 10 10 1100 3 10 8 40 ....Rock Hill... 10 00 8 40 4 10 3 66 ...-Newport.-... 9 85 8 20 4 46 4 02 .<....-Tirzah...... 9 80 8 00 6 80 4 20 ?Yorkvllle.... 9 15 7 80 6 00 4 86 Sharon 9 00 6 60 6 25 4 50 Hickory Grove 8 45 0 20 6 86 5 00 Smyrna 8 86 0 00 7 00 5 20 ...Blaoksburg... 8 15 5 80 P.M. P.M. A.M. A.M. BETWEEN ILACKSBUR6, 8. C., AND MARION, N. G. ^ WC8T EA?T. . 1 11. 38. EASTERN 32. 12. 2nd 1st TIME. 1st 2nd' Jiass. Class. Class. Class. Dally Dally . ~~ Dally Dally Ixcept Except Except Except und'y Sond'y STATIONS. Sunday Sundry A.M. P.M. - A.M., P.M. . 8 10 5 80 ...Blacksbnrg... 7 48 0 40 8 80 5 45 Earls-. 7 82 0 20 8 40 5 60 Patterson Spr'g 7 25 0 129 20 0 00 .Shelby 7 16 0 00 10 00 6 20 ....Lattlmore? 6 55 4 60 10 10 0 28 ...Mooresboro.. 0 48 4 40 10 25 0 88 Henrietta-.. 0 38 4 20 10 60 0 56 -..Forest City-. 0 20 '8 50 11 >15 710 Rutherfordton 0 06 8 25 11 85 7 22 ..--Millwood... 6 68 8 06 11 45 7 86 .Golden Valley 6 40 2 60 12 06 7 40 .Thermal City. 6 87 2 45 12 25 7 68 ... Glenwood.... 5 17 2 20 12 60 8 15 Marlon 6 00 2 00 P. M. P. M. A. M. P. M. GAFFNEY BRANCH. WIIT. CA?T. First Class. EASTERN First Class. 15. | 13. TIME. 14. | 10. , i' ' ( j ' I >ally Except Dally Except Sunday. Sunday. m ;.irTzr STATIONS. Trrnr 4 1 00 8 00 Blacksbarg... 7 50 8 OF 1 20 8 20 Cherokee Falls 7 80 2 40 1 40 .6 40 ...... Gaflhey..? 7 10 2 20 P, M. | A. K. 1 i 'I A. It. 1 P.M. Trains Nos. 32 and 83 connect at Blacks rg witb trains on the Gaffney Division. ? Train No. 82 connects at Camden with le Charleston Division of the Southern ailway for all points South. Train No. 33 leaving Camden at 12.40 p. i., going West, makes connection at Lan- m ister, 8. C., with the L. <fc. C. R. R., at * atawba Junction with the S. A. L., going orth; at Rock Hill with the Southern ailway going North. Train No. 11 connects at Blacksbnrg itb the Southern Railway from the Duth. At Marion, N. CM with the South n Railway going West. AMUEL HUNT, President, ^ A. TRIPP, Superintendent, 1 . B. LUMPKIN, Gen. F. andP. Agt. AROLINA & NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. . chedule Effective -Sept. 16, 1900. ^ orthbonnd Passenger Mixed eave Chester .... 7.40a.m. 8.30a.m. .. v Torkville 8.46a.m. 10.40a.m. v Clover 9.14a.m. 11.30a.m. v Gastonia 9.48a.m. 1.16p.m. v Ldncolnton ....10.46a.m. 2.46p.m. v Newton 11.33a.m. 4.30p.m. v Hickory 12.15a.m. 5.50p.m. < *"W rrlve Lienoir .... l.iep.m. <.oup.ni. onthbonnd Mixed Passenger eave Lenoir 6.30a.m. 2.00p.m. v Hickory 8.60a.m. 3.02p.m. v Newton 9.20a.m. 3.02p.m. v Lincolnton ..11.10a.m. 4.20p.m. v Gastonla 1.12p.m. 5.80p.m. ,v Clover 2.11p.m. 6.07p.m. * v Yorkvllle 3.20p.m. 6.40p.fn.? t Chester 6.16p.m. 7.60p.m. CONNECTIONS. Ihester?Southern Ry., S. A. L., and L. & C. 'orkville?S. C. & G. Extension, rastonia?Southern Ry. lincolnton?a. A. L. ? lewton & Hickory?Southern Ry. jenolr?Blowing Rock Stage Line and C. & N. E. F. REID, G. P. Agent. Cheser, South Carolina. MONEY POUND Z 2 BY LOOKING UP CONFEDERATE STAMPS. The undersigned will give SPOT CA8H For all vou will send. 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