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His Dslioats Mission. "I have come to see you, sir, on a delicate mission," said the young: man. as he sat down on the edge of a chair and looked uncomfortable, as young men sometimes will. The old gentleman laid down his pen and looked curious. "What Is it?'* he asked. "Well, sir, you have two beautiful daughters," explained the young man. "I have two daughters," admitted the old gentleman. "I presume that you have noticed that I have been frequently at your house," suggested the young man diffidently. ... , "I have noticed It" , "Thank you, sir. I have been paying attention to?in fact, sir, frankly; I?I have been making love to one of your daughters." "AncL?er?you would like to?" The old gentleman hesitated, and the young man eagerly went on. "Yes, sir; that's it exactly. I proposed to one of them last night, and? I?I?" "Which orae?" interrupted the old gentleman. "Both are splendid girls, and I should hate to lose either?but which one is it?** "Don't you know?" asked the young man, aghast. "Certainly not. I've seen you with both." The young man sighed and reached for his hat. "I thought you might" he said. "I've bfcen very attentive, and I was sometimes In doubt myself, seeing they're twins; but I got along all right until I proposed. And now?now hang it all, sir, if you don't know which one accepted me, I don't! And I've got to begin all over again!"?Tit Bits. Not thk Same at All.?"An old Irish teamster still in the employ of a railroad entering Louisville rebuked a superior officer one day during my service with the road In a manner which I shall never forget," said a former railroad man, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. "The old teamster has been with the road ' many years, and consequently is *iv?n manv orivile-aes which would not be accorded others of his position. "One afternoon he entered our office. which at that time overlooked the Ohio river, and looked out across the stream toward JeffersonviHe. Addressing me, he said: " 'Is that New Albany or Jeffersonville, over there?" " 'Why, that is JeffersonviHe, Pat,' I replied. " 'JeffersonviHe, Is it? And how far is It from Louisville to JeffersonviHe?' " 'Oh, about a mile,' I said. " 'He gazed out of the window for a moment, and then asked: " 'Well, how far is it from JeffersonviHe to Louisville?' " 'Why, Pat, you old Irish fool, if it is a mile from Louisville to JeffersonviHe, it is a mile from JeffersonviHe to Louisville,' snorted a ^oung Scotchman who was in charge of the office. Turning from the window, Pat looked him up and down out of his bright, gray, thatched eyes. " 'Now, listen to the answer of our smart Scotch friend. The distance is the same, is It? Then, I suppose you < would be after sayin' that because 1 It's a wake from Christmas to New i Year it's a wake from New Year to ] Christmas.'" 1 General Grant's Joke.?Secretary T&ft, in discussing a certain hoax, said: ' "It reminds me of the story about Sir Richard Owen, the famous English < scientist. 1 "A footman came to Pembroke lodge, i air Kicnara s residence, one morning with a large bone wrapped In a cloth and with a note from his master, Lord John Russell, asking if Sir Richard would please say what animal the bone belonged to. "It required but a glance from the scientist to convince him that the bone was nothing but a ham bone from an ordinary pig. He sent a message back to that effect, and, meeting Lord John the next day, said: " 'Why on earth did you send me a pig's ham bone yesterday?' " 'I'll tell you,' said the other, smiling. 'Gen. Grant, you know Is a great Joker. He made a present of what purported to be that rare delicacy, a grizzly bear's ham, but, as I had my doubts, I sent you the bone.'" A Case of Non Compos.?There Is a lawyer of Baltimore who tells a story of how he secured a verdict In favor of an Irishman charged with ;issai It * with Intent to kill. The lawv;r secured his client's acquittal on the ground of temporary insanity. Counsel and client did not meet for several months after the release of the accused. When they did m^et ihe following conversation ensued: "Well. Mike, isn't it about :i*n?? ;cu handed me that $500?" "What $590?" "Why, the fee of $500 that you promised me I should have If I saved you from the penitentiary!" "Shure an' did I promise ye that? I don't remember." "Don't remember! Why, you were so. grateful that you promised me over and over attain that I should have it within a week!" Mike gave a sickly smile. "Shure I think the claim is not a good wan." said he; "ye know. I was crazy thin!" ?Harper's Weekly. Kentucky Literature.?"I under- ] stand," said the publisher to the critic, "that Wiggins i? engaged upon ? what is promised to be the best novel ever written of Kentucky manners and customs, past and present." "Not 'is.' but was," corrected the critic. "Why? Has he given it up?" "Well." explained the critic, "you see he permitted his two leading characters, a colonel and a judge, to get into a quarrel in the first chapter, and the He passed between them." "That's a fine start?realistic and with the proper verisimilitude. I should think it would be a great book. I must see about getting hold of it." "You needn't try," said the critic, "it was too realistic?too much verisimilitude. They killed each other on the spot and Wiggins lost the material for the remaining 27 chapters and had to give it up as a hopeless undertaking."?Louisville Times. Circumstances Alter Cases.?My | maid, Norah, went to consult a fortune | leuer, ana reiurnea waning aismauy. ] "Did she predict some great trou- ( ble?" I asked sympathetically. 1 "Och, mem, sich terrible news!" i moaned Norah, rocking back and forth | wringing her hands. i "Tell me," I said, wishing to com- i , fort the girl. . < "She tould me thot me father wurks | hard shovelin' coal an* 'tindiV foires | fer a llvln'." i "But that's no disgrace nor sorrow," | 1 said a trifle vexed at such affecta- | tion. I "Och, mem me poor father!" sobbed < Norah. "He's bin dead these nine < yea rs!"?Answers. ittiscrllanrous :Kratlin<). IN COUNTIES ADJOINING. News and Comment Clipped From Neighboring Exchanges. CHESTER. . ..Lantern, Jan. : An understanding Kotu'aAri thp all HPT IICW UCCII 1COCIIVM MV *. ? vv.. V?*> W ? J visor and the gentlemen who have been leading the movement for an election on the dispensary, and it is now almost definitely assured that there will be a contest to decide whether the dispensary is to remain in this county or not. As reported in these columns two weeks ago the registration lists ire known to be grossly incorrect. They are swollen and distended with 1 names that should have long since been stricken off; and it has been igreed to regard these lists as contain- 1 Ing only about 1,900 names. A re-ex- ' imlnation of the petitions presented is 1 revealing the fact that with such names restored as should be restored there will in all probability be more than the required one-fourth of the 1 slectorate. If the election is ordered, ' is probably will be the case, it is not likely that it will be done immediately. 1 There is some talk as to action by the legislature, and those in charge of the [ matter think it best to delay such a 1 length of time as will permit the people ' of the state to see what the lawmakers ' Intend to do towards remedying or rehabilitating the law Mr. and Mis. D. E. Boney of Yorkville, who have been spending the past week with his daughter and son, Mrs. S. E. Colvin ' ind Mr. Walter Boney went home this morning... .During the week the keeper of records and seals will notify the mom hers of Rathbone Lodge. K. of P., to assemble at the castle hall next ' Monday evening to witness the annual ' Installation of officers. The following officers have been chosen to guide the fortunes of the lodge during the year 1906. Z. V. Davidson, chancellor commander; Dr. J. L. Hamilton, vice chan:ellor; G. C. Latimer, prelate; L. A. Fennell, master of work; J. Stanley Lewis, keeptr of records and seals; John M. Wise, master of finance; Jos. Walker. Sr., master of exchequer; ffm. Nicholson, master at arms. There will also be degree work Monday evening, a prominent gentleman having jomplled with the regulations governng membership and now being ready :o begin the trek across the burning jands Mr. Sidney Ferguson a veil known farmer living in the neighjorhood of Capers Chapel, went over :o Greenville last week and was united n marriage to Miss Olive Neal Thurslay morning at 10 o'clock. Accompa- j lying Mr. Ferguson were Messrs. L. VI. Smith, Church Carter and Tom [>unlap, and Misses Bessie Woods and flattie Cornwell and Mrs. Hope Wise. The bridal party came to Chester Thursday evening and went out to Mr. Ferguson's home, where a handsome ( eceptlon was tendered the newly made ' :ouple. The neighbors all came out ( mmasse to welcome the bride back 1 :o the neighborhood, for she is no 1 itranger among them, having taught * he Chalkvllle school for two consecu- ( ;lve terms. Among the many who at- ' .ended this delightful function were 1 k* ? ^ ^opmi ann artH fa m - I nr. anu mi o. vjw. <--? ly, Miss Lily Allen and Misses Lottie Dunlap and Nellie Moore of Yorkvllle. GASTON. Gastonia Gazette, Jan. 2: Gastonia's lelegatlon from Erskine and Due West Female colleges left yesterday on the loon train, ^.mong the number were Misses Margaret Whitesldes, Essie (Vilson, Willie Falls; Messrs. Edgar Long, R. M. Stevenson, R. L. Jenkins, r. B. Peason, T. L. Falls. J. E. Antony. T R. Riddle and B. C. Riddle. They were accompanied by Prof L. C. Jalloway Misses Annie Scott and Marlon Harshaw of York county are piests of Dr. and Mrs. E. F. Glenn. They will return home this afternoon. Friday night* at the Methodist parsonage Mr. Lon Thomasson and Miss Anna Cobb were married by Rev. S. L. Bain. Those who attended the narriage were Mr. Geo. Jenkins, Miss Jeorgla Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lindsay. Mr. and Mrs. Thomasson vlll make their home with Miss Georgia Smith for ihe present Prof. . L C. Galloway of Erskine college was he guest yesterday of his brother, Dr. r. C. Galloway Mr. J. B. F. Riddle, )f Zeno, dropped In to see the Gazette ast Friday. Mr. Riddle had been unveil for two or three days but was out igain attending to business. He will >e 77 years old the 20th of next February and says he can remember events that happened before he was wo and a half years old. ro AUI/I IM I M ITDAKirC r nnn r\bii^ in r nr>n vi*< ? jiven Many Honors and Was the Rage of the Court. Franklin became the fashion of the teason. For the court itself dabbled a ittle in liberal Ideas. So powerful was | he vast inpulse of free thought that . ;hen influenced the mind of France? hat susceptible French mind that al- , vays answers like the wind harp to j :he breath of every true human as- ( jiration?that even the highest classes lad caught the infection of liberalism. They handled the momentous words < Liberty and Human Rights in their < iainty way. as if they were only a new , fame for their amusement not knowing vhat was to them the terrible import ' )f those words. It became very much ! :he accepted thing at court to rave i ibout Franklin. The young and lovely lueen, Marie Antoinette, was most vinnlng and gracious toward him. rhe small wits who knew a little Greek I oiled him Soow and Aristldes and 1 Phocoin. . It is sad to think of the utter unconsciousness of these amiable aristo- < ;rats. They "never dreamed that this j nan Franklin was a portent and a prophet of ruin to them. He was inornate democracy, and they petted ' lim! They never imagined that in I showering their good natured homage ] ipon this austere republican they were towing the wind which would ripen in in awful harvest of whirlwinds. La- I ter. when the whirlwinds had hardly ( mt hfvnnri the friskv staire of their levelopment. the Queen lamented bit- 1 erly t ie folly of these ovations to the I freat democrat. There was one saga- I jlous head that was wisely shaken over hese indiscretions while they lasted. Foseph II.. Emperor of Austria, brother ' :o the Queen, who was in Paris on his < ravels, and who was as much of a , Jemocrat himself as an emperor can ( >e, when his sister rebuked his coolness on the American question, replied: ' Madam, the trade I live by Is that of i i royalist." . Court Incense could not turn the philosophic head any more than the ' oud acclaim of the people. When ' FYanklln found himself the honored , fuest of royalty, his thoughts reverted :o those faraway days of boyhood 1 when his father used to quote to him, n the old candle shop at Boston, the 1 words of the wise man. "Seest thou a ( nan diligent In his business? He shall dand before kings." The old sage I fieard the echo of that paternal voice | resounding over half a century, and a < new and strange light, as of prophecy fulfilled, illumined the immortal words. Surely, no man ever lived more diligent ' in his business. Surely no man ever j stood, with more of the innate dignity ;tf upright manhood, before kings.? John Hay in Century Magazine. HISTORY OF SOI t From the First Settler the Revo ?y REV. ItOBERT From the Yorkvllle Enquirer of 1875. DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. V The discovery of the New World was n' not a mere accident. As long as the c world lasts It will remain one of the ec grandest triumphs of science. Chrlsto- 1 pher Columbus was no ordinary man. Intellectually he must have been a ni giant. His mind was well stored with ? tl" useful knowledge, and he possessed ' some mental qualifications which do ' not fall to the lot of many men. He possessed those traits of mind with j which Philips says Napoleon Bonaparte was eminently endowed. He was ^ capable of meeting any emergency which might take place In the life of ^ i man engaged in great undertakings. ^ Although the Cabots discovered the Continent of America before Columbus still, we may safely say, had not ^ Columbus discovered Watllng Island, the Cabots would have never seen Prima Vista. In 1492 Columbus left Polos with three small ships and only ' ninety men; but on the 25th of Sep tember 1493, he again set sail from a Cadiz, on a second voyage, with seven- ^ teen ships and fifteen hundred men. ? It was difficult to persuade men to 86 Join the first expedition and those that were secured belonged to what might be called the floating population. When 1 preparations were making for the sec- 8 ai F 0 , hi m sc 8 cc cr Rev. R. Lathan, D. D. in o) )nd expedition, it became manifest to :hat a change had come over the minds ^ )f the multitude. Everybody was t0 inxious to go to the New World, and th nany of the first families of Spain ai ?mbarked with Columbus. On the 8th ef )f December he landed on Hayti, where di le had left thirty-nine men when he cc "eturned to Spain after his first voy- hf ige. The men were not to be found Ti ind the fort he had erected for their th lefense was totally destroyed. The se latlves reported that the men had be:ome desperate in their conduct toward re :he aboriginal inhabitants. They plun- m lered the surrounding country for sup- xr plies and mal-treated the women, and fo tvere guilty of so many and so great Cc jutrages against honesty and decency, fl< that the natives rose In their fury and vi tilled the garrison and destroyed the se Tort. Near a rock where was a spring w >f water and a favorable position for pi i fortification, but in a different lo- hi :allty from the first fort, Columbus th jullt a town; the first built by Euro- ni peans in the New World. In honor of al nls benefactress, he named It Isabella, ai [n May 1494 he discovered Jamaica. m Here again the cruel and voracious w lature of the Spaniards showed it- of self. The men were full of plunder and tr lcentlousnesg. A spirit of revenge si vas kindled In the hearts of the great- S< y wronged natives, and in order to ct prevent extermination, Columbus pre- w pared for war. Early in 1495, he set e> jut with an army of 200 men, twenty pi lorses and an equal number of dogs, la With the latter, the poor savages were n< phased and caught, and butchered by th :he men. The natives were subdued si ind quantities of gold were collected, or With this gold and many other df strange and valuable things which had n< aeen found on the various islands F ivhlch had been discovered or stolen fa from the peaceful inhabitants, Colum- th 3us, In 1496, returned to Spain. The th sleht of this eold was more than the m ivarlce of Europe could bear. A spirit ul jf marltlne adventure was kindled In or :he minds of thousands. The reckless H ind profligate, the idle and licentious, in is well as the avaricious were anxious to board a vessel and set sail, tr The gold taken by Columbus from the m West Indies to Spain, proved to be a at magnet which attracted adventurers to h Mexico and South America. The eyes g| if the inhabitants of Europe were turn- it ?d expectantly toward the land of per- w mnial flowers fountains of youth, riv- y< ?rs sparkling with diamonds, and sands ol yellow with gold. This, whilst the dis- tl ;overy of America was the result of r< scientific knowledge. Its settlement h ivas due, in part, to the basest of all m passions?the thirst for gold. tl But there was another cause which er tended to the settlement of the New hi World. Like the thirst for gold, an evil st In itself, but so overruled that good tl :ame out of it. We refer to the char- e< icter of the government of Europe. It may be said with truth, that all the na- L tlons of Europe were at this time bad- tc ly governed. In French history it is p] known as the period of the "Religious sc ivurs." These wars threw all Europe e( Into a state of confusion. They were w ailed relluious wars because it was s| i struggle between Protestantism and p! papacy. These protestants are known ei In history by the i.ame of Huguenots. si Since these Huguenots occupy an Im- si liortant position not only in the history pi jf South Carolina; but In the history di >f the Halted States, It Is necessary b) I hut we have a correct Idea of their T sharaeter and early history. Three of "1 the presidents of the Continental con- X iCTess were of Huguenot origin. Henry haunens, Kllas Hondenot and John Jay ei were the men. In France, about the ej year lf>60. the name Huguenot was. In X nlrlslon, given by the Catholics to the s? Protestants In und near the city of ft Tours. Why they.were callled Hugue- ai aim,...o ,.i ii,lu Intu ft 11UI II uu.u lir < i i nix u i i <t t nun ???w period lo say positively. At some time hi prior to lfitiO, there lived in or rieur ai Tours a tnan hy the name of Hugo. He ui was a desperate eharaeter, the terror tr ?f the whole country, whilst llvlnic. It and after Ids death the superstitious people believed that his cruel ifhoftt ol still tormented them As the spirit of lu ITH CAROLINA nent to the Close oi lut ion. LATHAN, I). T>. /ayne, which was called "Mad Anthov." was a terror to the North Amer an Indians, so the ghost of the reput1 monster, Hugo, was an object ol ead to the Inhabitants of Tours. Ths uguenots, It Is thought, were sc imed from this man. Another waj accounting for the appellation It lis. There was a gate of the city ol ours which bore the name Hugo ear this gate in sequestered places, the rotestants met In the night to worlip God. By others the word Hugueit Is thought to be a corruption ol ie German word "Elgnote," which cans confederates. It Is highly prob>le from all the circumstances, thai ie name Is derived either from Huge * his gate. We nay safely say that In no land Lve protestants been so prosecuted a* i France. The reformation commerc1 In that Ill-fated land In the city ol arls, with the conversion of one Leivre a professor In the university, and student, William Farel. From this ;rlod to the present moment a spirit ' persecution has been ripe In France t the time of reformation, and con>quently at the period of the settleent of South Carolina under Charles ie Ninth, the French people were bruJly Immoral, The dark deeds of Nert id Diocletian were eclipsed by ths rench persecutors. The nine shudders : the remembrance of St. Bartholeew's day. By a satanlcally revised id hellishly executed plan, not less lan thirty thousand?probably ont mdred thousand citizens?men, wotn and children, were brutally murired. This was on the 24th of Auist, 1572. Not less barbarous wers ie persecutions which were conducted iring the rslgn of Louis the Four enth, to which we will refer In the oper place. The persecutions drove ime of the best men of the nation tc ek homes in other lands. All thai >uld come to America. Thus, It may ? said that the United States became time, the home of every rellglou* eed. When Ribault returned to France, iving left, as mentioned before, twen-slx men In charge of the fort, he mnd France distracted with civil immotlon. Collgnl was not able tc islst the colony for two years. A eaty in the meantime, was entered to between the Huguenots, and Cathics, which enabled Coligni, in 1664 ' send another colony to the New rorld. Rene Laudonniere was chosen ' conduct the expedition, and early In ie year he set out with three ships id on the 26th of June, a landing waf fected on St. John's river. The Inans had not forgotten Ribault. They inducted htm to a pillar that Rlbaull id erected to perpetuate his discovery he honor of being the spot on which lis pillar was erected In claimed by veral Islands?Paris, Lemon and eaufort. On the first there arturiome mains of an ancient structure, ^'hich ay be debris of Fort Charlet, The idians showed their love and respecl r the memory of Ribault and hlf ilony by crowning this pillar with iwers and heaping up baskets of prosions at Its base. Laubonniere waf nt out principally to supply the ants of the colony attempted to be anted by Ribault. Its tragical fate id, as yet, not reached France. From ie Indians this was learned. Laudonerre, for some reason, determined tc rnndon the spot selected by Ribault id commenced the work of the settleent at a point on the St. John's river ithln the present limits of the state ' Florida. This, however, does not deact from the interest which we lould have in this undertaking. As auth Carolinians, our interest In the >lony of Laudonniere is Increased hen we remember the great likeness clsting between it and the colony anted by Charles the Second, of Engnd, in 1670, and especially Its like?ss to those who cast their lots with le colony of Charles, in 1685. We lould also feel an interest in this colly from the fact that the early bounties of South Carolina included ?arly all of the present state ol lorida on the south, and extended as ir north as the northern limits oi ie state of Tennessee. It included all te territory between twenty-nine de ees and thirty-six degres thirty minxes, north latitude, from the Atlantic 1 the east, to the Pacific on the west ence, Laudonniere planted his colony what was once South Carolina. Laudonniere had visited this couny and seems to have given the utlost credence to the stories told jout the Fountain of Youth. In fact e seems to have gone farther than tc Ive assent to the ridiculous absurdy, for he says he has seen Indians ho were more than two hundred jars oia, sun in me uiuum anu vigui f manhood. This strange delusion ol le old Huguenot Is only explained by ?membering that men suffer theii opes and fears to control their Judglents, and often, to get the better ol leir senses. Hence wise and more cperienced men than Laudonniere ave sometimes reported that they iw what they only wished to see, and lat they heard what they only want1 to hear. Among the first things done by audonnlere, after selecting a place >r settlement, was the erection of e lace for fortification. A minute de;rlptlon of this fort has been preserv1. It was a triangle, one side ol hlch faced the river. On the south de was the magazine. It was simle In construction, being merely an Tibankment of sand held together by >ds of grass and logs of wood. The de facing the river was lined with lanks and otherwise strengthened by riving stakes In the ground. The emmkment was made nine feet high, he work when completed was named La Caroline." In honor of Charles the Int ti of France. The Indians treated the new corn's with the same kindness which they cerclsed toward Rlbault and his men o douht the colonists promised them Ives a happy future. They were free om the troubles that had so long id grievously harrassed them In lelr native land. Whatever may live been their dreams of future bliss id quiet they found their new home lythlng else but pleasant, and a more n glen I end awaits them than befell Ibault's colony at Fort Charles. As might have been expected, many ' the colonists were Idle and dissoito. They, by their unrighteous acta provoked the Indians to acts of hostility. Laudonnlere lowered himself ' by his conduct to these benighted people. Soon the colonists commenced quarreling among themselves. They had breathed the air of civil war n from their youths, and although they L had left France and crossed the Atlantic and taken up their abode on the shores of the New World, they retained the same spirit of contention which they had before leaving their native land. A plan was concocted for degrading Laudonnlere. Two soldiers ?one by the name of La Roquette and the other by the name of La Genre? attempted first to poison Laudonnlere. Falling In this, they attempted to kill f him by exploding the powder In the pot. In this they failed a,lso. In a ( short time, these desperadoes were p Joined by several others, evil disposed ( and insurbordlnate like themselves. , Laudonnlere was taken sick. These outlawB entered his chamber and by violence forced him to grant them permission to scour the seas. Two ships belonging to the colony p were taken possession of, and the pilot was forced to join them. They proceeded to attack the Spanish colonies . planted In the West Indian Islands. They even captured the governor of Jamaica. But the governor managed I to communicate with his friends, who came to his rejlef. One of the vessels escaped the Spanish, and by the guld, ance of the pilot was taken back to La Caroline, where the chiefs of the I outrage were chastised. Rlbault was sent out to relieve Laudonnlere; but , La Caroline was destined to be destroyed. It Is more than probable that although Charles the Ninth granted the Huguenots permission to plant a colony, he planned, If not directly. Indirectly, Its destruction. A bold, but exceedingly fanatical [ and desperately cruel man, Melendez, was sent out by Philip the Second of ' Spain, to watch the movements of I Rlbault. All the plans of the latter seen to have been well known to the ' -- - ^ former. Meienaez piainiy auu uuiuijr declared that the purpose for which he was sent out was to exterminate the Huguenot colony. Rlbault determined to defend the colony as best he ! could. He pushed out to sea, taking on board his fleet all the able-bodied men, leaving Laudonntere less than one hundred men. and the women and children and the sick and Infirm. The two fleets came into sight, but before r an engagement took place, an equinoctial storm scattered the fleet of ' Rlbault, and drove It far from the colony. Melendex, when the storm ceased took advantage of Ribault's mls' fortune, and hastened to the fort. This he captured and brutally put to I death men, women and children. Only a few escaped by taking shelter in the woods. Afterward, Rlbault and | those with him. preserved from the storm, returned to the fort. They were shown the dead bodies of their ' companions hanging from the limbs of the trees, and then at a signal given by Melendex, they were made to share the same fate. It is said that Melendez skinned Rlbault while still living, and having stuffed his skin, sent It to his sovereign, Philip the Second, and the Pope of I^ome. Charles made no attempt to avenge the blood of his citizens. No doubt he was well pleased. r One De Gorgues did, however, visit ! merited punishment upon the Spaniards for this Inhuman massacre. Having equipped a small fleet for the ostensible purpose <Jf engaging in the , slave trade, he set out in 1667 for Port Caroline. He made known his real purpose to his men as soon as he was fairly out to sea. They readily entered into his plans. The garrison of Spaniards who were left in Fort Caro[ line, were taken and put to death. When Melendez hanged the garrison he ' had placed above them this Inscription: "I do this not to Frenchmen: but to heretics." De Gorgues took this down ' and Inscribed upon It these words, "I ' do this not to Spaniards or Catholics; but to traitors, robbers and murder' ers." Fort La Caroline perished to the Huguenots In 1565. This earth has no [ more tragical spot. St. Bartholomew's day was Fort Caroline re-enacted. Both are blots on the name of Charles and Melendez, which time never can ' erase. r TO BR OONTtNTTRH. NEW GAME ON THE TRAIN. ! The Man With the Cards and the Far Too 8ure-Thinfl Bet. A forlorn individual with a "tele' scope" grip In one hand and an empty pocketbook In the other, yesterday en1 lightened the detectives at the Union depot concerning the latest wrinkle In ' confidence games. The melancholy one had Just been relieved of $50 by a cou' pie of chance acquaintances on a train. : "This is how It happened," said the traveler. "I was coming from Oklahoma and after leaving Fort Scott sat In the smoker with a man who got on at that station. We chattered a bit ' and were watching a game of crlbbage ' among some traveling men across the aisle, when a man came through the car with a pack of playing cards in his hand. He stopped by the crlbbage ' players and asked them to buy the 1 cards. They refused, so he turned to our seat. " 'Gentlemen,' he said, 'I'd like to sell r these cards. They are of unusually goou quality ituu iu sen uidiu iw wt? " price of an ordinary deck.' " 'Let's see,' said m?; seatmate, tak1 lng the pack. 'I don't see anything re! markable about these; they look like r ordinary 25-cent cards to me.' I " "All right,' replied the owner of the cards in an offended tone, 'If you can't distinguish the difference in the quality r of cards, there's no use in my wasting ! time talking to you.' i "He reached for the pack, and as it . was handed back to him one of the cards fell to the floor, apparently un' noticed by the owner. My seatmate, ' however, saw the card fall, and said, ! banteringly: " 'Those cards may be extra fine, but I'll bet there's not a full pack there.' 1 "The owner of the cards glared in dignantly at my seatmate. , " 'You say you will,' he exclaimed. 'Now, what will you bet on that?' 1 "My companion had already covered ' the card on the floor with his foot. " 'Oh, I'll call anything you've got,' he laughed. ' "Without more ado the card sales1 man lugged out a bundle of bills and ! announced that he didn't like to take candy from infants but that he would bet the hundred, even money, that the pasteboards In his hand comprised a ' full deck of fifty-two cards, not count, lng the Joker. This, of course, looked like Christmas expenses to us, who knew that one card of the pack lay on ( the floor. ; " 'I'll let you In on half of the bet,' ! said my seatmate, generously, and, of course, I Jumped at the chance. "The money was posted, the cards 1 were counted, and the deck found to . be complete. My seatmate and the , card salesman left the train at the next station. Of course, I see It all now, that is all but one thing: "Why did It not occur to me that there was something odd in a man having $100, who had a moment before been trying to peddle a two-bit pack 1 of cards?"?Kansas City Star. ?Prospects| 1 ra < Lv. Yorkville 3.29 p.m. Lv. Sharon 3.45 p.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 3.57 p,m. Lv. Smyrna 4.10 p.m. Ar. Blucksburg 4.35 p.m. t No. 167, Daily except Sunday, Rock Hill, 8. C., to Marion, N. C.?Third Class. Lv. Rock Hill 10.00 a.m. Lv. Yorkville 11.00 a.m. Lv. Blackaburg 2.30 p.m. Ar. Marion 8.60 p.m. EASTBOUND TRAINS. No. 114, Daily?-Blackaburg to Kingvilla?Firat Claaa: Lv. Blackaburg 7.40 a.m. Lv. Smyrna 8.02 a.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 8.14 k,m. Lv. Sharon 8.26 *um. Lv. Yorkville 8.41 a.m. Lv. Tirzah 8.62 &.m. Lv. Rock Hill 9.30 a.m. Lv. Catawba 9.50 a.m. Lv. Lancaater .........10.25 a.m. Ar. Camden . 11.46 a.m. Lv. Camden 1.45 p.m. Ar. Kingvllle 3.16 p.m. ' tr~ No. 136, Daily?Marion, N. C., to Rock Hill, 8. C.?Firat Claaa: Lv. Marlon 5.25 p.m. Lv. Blackaburg 8.45 p.m. Lv. Smyrna 9.10 p.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 9.23 p.m. Lv. Shaion 9.38 p.m. Lv. Yorkville 9.54 p.m. Lv. Tirzah 10.10 p.m. Ar. Rock Hill 10.30 p.m. No. 166, Daily, except 8unday?Marion. N. C., to Rock Hill, 8. C.?Third Claaa: Lv. Marlon 9.00 a.m. Lv. Blacksburg 2.50 p.m. Lv. Yorkville 5.10 p.m. Ar. Rock Hill 6.00 p.m. For further Information address: BROOKS MORGAN. Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Atlanta, Ga;, or R. W. HUNT, DIv. Passenger Agent, Charleston. S. C. SAW MILLS. LIGHT, MEDIUM AND HEAVY WOODWORKING MACHINERY FOR EVERY KIND OF WORK ENGINES AND BOILERS AND SIZES AND FOR EVERY CLASS OF SERVICE. ASK FOR OUR ESTIMATE BBFORB PLACING YOUR ORDER. GIBBES MACHINERYCOMPANY COLUMBIA, s. C. tar The Enquirer office is prepared to execute your orders for High Grade Printing. Your orders are eolioited. | SOUTH 1 RAILR< i ? THE SOUTH S GR $ ? UNEXCELLED D] ? > VICE. I $ ~ THROUGH PULL g CARS ON AL ? TRAI I ? j? Convenient Scha ^ Trains. % Winter Tourist F feet to all Florida ? For full lnformi routes, etc., consul ? Hallway Ticket Agt ^ IIHOOKS : Assistant (Jeneral ? Atlant ? R. W. 1 j? Division Pass ? Cliarlest< KA*A*A*A*A*A*AKA*A*A*A*AK6 / We have rt manyacto*! \ I I photographs ? of cotton I I fields!on which no fertilizers were f \ used and"pictures of llelds oa which f I "other makes" of fertilizers were \ / used. Results of these crops were 1 [ dismal failures There are muqg / % "brighter prospects" ahead for tae \ f progressive farmers of the South, l ) Two and three bales to the acre are I I oaly ordinary yields where I 7 Virginia-Carolina Fertilizers ] I are used with proper cultivation. / \ Make yoor cotton mature early, and I / thua escape the boll weevllaand other > I damaging Insects. You can easily do t this, ss well aa increase the number I I of bolls (and their size) on your plants I 1 by plentifully ualcg Virginla-Caro- / \ Una Fertilizers. This method will \ / tremendously "increase your yields 1 ( per acre." Don't be fooled into bujr- / I ing a substitute. I 1 Virginia-Carolina Chemical Ce. . \ I Richmond, Va, J L NorfolkTva. / Durham, N.C. f ,) Charleston, 8. 0. tt f Baltimore Hi f I Atlanta. Oa. R Savannah. Chl 'M W Montgomery, Ala. " M Memphis, Tenn. iM M Shreveport, La. SOUTHERN RAILWAY SCHEDULES. Schedule Effeotive Nov. 6, 1004. WESTBOUND TRAINS. No. 135, Daily?Rook Hill, 8. C., to Marion, N. C.?First Class. Lv. Rock Hill 6.00 a.m. Lv. Tlrzah 6.19 a.m. Lv. Yorkville 6.30 g.m. Lv. Sharon 6.46 a.m. Lv. Hickory Grove 7.00 a.m. Lv. Smyrna 7.16 a.m. Ar. Blacksburg 7.40 a.m. Lv. Blacksburg 8.10 a.m. Ar. Marion 11.00 a.m. Nd. 113, Daily?Kingville to Blanksburg?First Clasa: Lv. Kingville 11.00 a.m. Lv. Camden 12.26 p.m. Lv. Lancaster 2.07 p.m. Lv. Catawba 2.37 p.m. Lv. Rock Hill 3.00 p.m. Lv. Tlrzah 3.17 p.m. GOOD PAYJOR Make a Club fo T?.n ntn JU11V|U BEST SEMI-WEEKL IIIteresting* Premium Every] A Columbus Top Buggy W Club of Paid Name* and tor the Second Large* CONTEST NOW OPEN; CI THE YORKVILLE ENQUIRER weekly county newspaper published in whose opinions are entitled to respect efficient county papers published in thi liahed especially for the people, of Yc makers having the advantage of years < ment equal to that of the more prater falls to measure up to any reasonable ENQUIRER Is the promotion of the dustrlal upbuilding of the people of seeks patronage and support In such i pect by reason of its usefulness along 8UB8CHIFT1 The price of THE ENQUIRER to to this office is $2.00 a year and $1.00 The price to clubmakers, acting a year, and subscriptions win be rec until March 15. 1906. The reduced rate is allowed to an; two or more names. , NEW SUBS New subscribers?those 'whose na July 1, 1906, may have the paper from 1, 1907 for the price of one year's subt the subscription price is paid at the tl wise the subscription will expire one y name. PREMIUMS 1 To compensate our friends for th< curing of names and collecting the n miums, the value of the same being involved, and for the two largest clubs hundred names or less than ten eac) buggies, one worth $86 and the other FOR THE LAI To the clubmaker returning and p< under the conditions stated herein, wi Buggy, worth 986. To the clubmaker will give one of the best Top Buggies nr worth $66. Both these buggies are tc Carroll Bros., of Yorkvllle, who sell been awarded, protect them with all t gles on payment of the regular retail j For Four Names. A Stylograpblc Fountain Pen; a Three-Bladed Pocket Knife or one copy of any of the following books: "Gordon Keith," by T. Nelson Page; "David Harum," "The One Woman," by Thomas Dixon. For Five Names, A year's subscription to either one of . the following Magazines: McClure's, Ladies' Home Journal, Munsey, Argosy, Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, or either of the following: A "Champion" Stem Winding Watch, A* gold pointed Fountain Pen, or a four-bladed Pocket Knife. For Six Names. An "Eclipse" Stem Winding Watch. Hamilton Model It, It-calibre Rifle, a year's subscription to the Christian Herald, a 22-Strlng Zithern or any one of the following popular cloth bound novels: "Leopard's Spots," "Beverly of Graustark," "The Two Captains," by Cyrus Townsend Brady. For Eight Names. An Ingersoli "Triumph" Watch, a Daisy Repeating Air Rifle?works like a Winchester?a line Razor or a Pocket Knife, a Rapid Writer Fountain Pen?plain case; or aHopf Model Violin or an 8-inch banjo. For Ten Names. One year's subscription to THE ENQUIRER, a No. 2 Hamilton 22callbre Rifle?model 11, the Youth's Companion one year, or a gold mounted Fountain *Pen; a good BanJo, Violin or Gedtar. For Twenty Names. Crack-Shot Stevens Rifle, a 10ounce Canvas Hunting Coat, a No. 1 Ejector Single Barrel Breech-Loading Shot Gun, the Century or Harper's Magazine. For Tnirty sanies. Either of the following: A Single Barrel H&mmerless Shot Oun, a fine Toilet or Washstand Set, a Hopkins & Allen Jr., 22-callbre Rifle, or a No. 13 Oliver Turn Plow. For Forty Names. A fine Mandolin, Guitar or Banjo, a New York Standard 'Open Face Watch, a W. Richards Double-Barrel Breech-Loading Shot Gun. For Fifty Names. A Winchester or Colt's Repeating Rifle, 22-callbre; or a Baker Double Barrel Breech-Loading Gun. SPECIAL CLUBS. We will arrange to furnish any special article desired by a clubmaker for a given number of names on application to this office. TIME TO BEGIN. The time for chibmakers to begin | work in competition for the foregoing | L. M. GRIST'S SON FOB SALE AT A BARGAIN. FOUR Horse Power Shlpman Steam Engine. Uses Kerosene oil for fuel, and takes fire and water as required automatically. Cost originally, $350, and Is guaranteed to be In first class condition. We will sell at a bargain. L. M. GRIST'S SONS. LATTA BROS' WAREHOUSE. WE are prepared to store COTTON. Our rates are cheaper than can be had on the farm. Bring us your Cotton. LATTA BROS. Dec. 1 s.w. tf I lillll g OAD | i EATEST SYSTEM. I [NING CAE SER1 Q - I MAN SLEEPING ? L THROUGH ? NS. ^ Jules on All Local ^ ;ates are now Jn ef- a points. itlon as to rates, t nearest Southern tm, or | MUIU..A >, ? IHuisctiger Agent. a, Ga. 0 iUXT, B enger Agent, ? un, S. C. ? i <A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A?A*AXAaU*A? \ .EASY WORK. r the Yorkville irer. ,Y IN THE SOUTH Contest Now Open to body. orth 985 For the Largest a Rock Mill Top Buggy t Club ot Paid Names. LOSES MARCH 15, 1906. is the largest all home print semlthe south, and is conceded by experts to be one of the most complete and ? United Statea It is edited and public and surroupding counties, and its of experience, and a mechanical equipitious metroDolitan Journals, it seldom e requirement. The mission of THE social, edncatlQnal, religious and inYork. and adjoining counties, and it neasure as it may have a right to exthe lines of its endeavor. [ON PRICE. single subscribers sending their names for six months. as agents of the subscriber, is $1.76 eived from clubmakers at that price y individual who returns and pays for ICRIBERS. mes have not been on cur list since the time they'subscribe until January icrlption?$1.75.. This is provided that me of the entry of the name. Otherear from the date of the entry of the j-J FOR CLUB8. a time and trouble incident to the senoney therefor, we offer various preproportioned to the amount of work whether they Include as many as Ave l, we propose to give two first class worth $66. WEST CLUBS. JL tying for the largest number of names > will give a first class Columbus Top returning the second largest club, we tade by the Rock Hill Buggy company, > be seen in the depository of Messrs. them, and who will, after they have he guarantees that go with such bug>rice, offers is RIpHT NOW. Let all names, whether old or new, be returned as rapidly as secured, so they may be properly entered upon our booka TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Two Six Months Subeoribers at 91 each will be considered the equivalent of one yearly subscriber at $1.76, and so counted. A subscription paid for two or more years in advance at $1.76, will be counted as one name for each year so paid. Clubmakers will be held personally responsible for the payment of all names returned by them. After a ciuomajcer naa remrnea ana paia tor any name, he can, at any Ume thereafter, discontinue the sending of the paper to the person for whom he has paid and transfer the unexpired term to any other person, provided the person to whom the transfer is desired was not a subscriber at the time the original name was entered on our books. ' No name wl|l be counted In competition for a premium until the subscription price has been paid; nor will any premium be delivered until a satisfactory settlement has been made for all names returned by the clubmaker. Persons tfho commence making clubs will not be permitted to transfer their club to another clubmaker's list after the names have been entered on our books. It is not necessary that the names on a club should all be at the same postofflce. Names may be taken at any number of places. All subscriptions must be forwarded to us at the expense of those sending them. We will be responsible for the safe transmission of money only when sent by draft, registered letter or money order drawn on the Yorkvllle postofflce. i In sending names write plainly, and give postofflce, county and state. All subscriptions will be discontinued at the expiration of the time paid for. A separate list will be kept for each clubmaker, who will be credited with each name sent, so that the number sent by any clubmaker may be ascertained at a moment's notice. In case of a tie for either premium, two weeks W|ll be allowed in which to work off the tie. The time in which names may be ( returned, under our propositions will commence NOW, and expire at t o'clock p. m., on the 16th day of 4 March, 1906. After the closing of this contest on March 15. 1906 no single yearly subscription will be received for lees than the yearly subscription price, 92 00, except new clubs are formed. 8, Yorkvllle, 8. C. COTTON INSURANCE. 1AM prepared to write Insurance on Cotton stored either in open yard or in outbuildings on farma Farmers can arrange to borrow money on my insurance policies on cotton held on their farms the same as if the cotton were stored in a warehouse in town. Rate ii per cent. Write or call at my office for rates of Insurance and other Information. J. R. LINDSAY. Oct. 3. tf. tf. MONET AT 7 PER CENT. fHAVE a limited amount of Money n< 7 nan cont An I. mm A uail icuu av V?u? UM good real estate security. W. W. LEWIS, Attorney. Nov! 17 tf. tf. fhc Morknllr tf nquircr. * I Entered at the Postofflce as Second Class Mall Matter. W Published Tuesday and Friday. PUI1L18IIEHH ? 4| W. D. GRIST, O. E. GRIST, A. M. GRIST TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION l Single copy for one year $ 2 00 One copy for tw6 years 3 50 For three months 50 For six months 1 00 Two copies one year 3 50 Ten copies one year 17 50 And an extra copy for a club of ten. < ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted at One Dollar per square for the first Insertion, and Fifty Cents per square for each subsequent insertion. A square consists of the space occupied by ten lines of this size type. or Contracts for advertising space for three, six and twelve months will be made on reasonable terms. The contracts must in all cases be confined to the regular business of the firm or / individual contracting, and the manuscript must be in the office by Monday at noon when Intended for Tuesday's issue, and on Thursday at noon, when InteirlH for Friday's Issue. tv Cards of thanks and tributes of respect inserted at the rate of 10 cents per line for each insertion.