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The Boys Who G-et ii
Can Guy IST
Atlanta C
"I had to go when old Sherman
.came," said Brown, "and I as little
-expected it as I do of having to go at
the present."
"Had to go?" said I, in a manner
to draw hie?, out, for talks on the war
. Are now in order and about all that
people will listen to.
"Yes, had to go/' said he, with
something of a sneer in his tone.
"I had to jine under the last con -
?script act, whieh took us from sixteen
to sixty. I have never seen what
.good there was in taking such old
folks, but they did, and I was a most
unwilling victim. They mixed me up
with the fellows who had been there
.all the way through and to say that
these fellows presumed oh their length
of service is putting it mild. They
were entirely too funny to suit me.
They seemed to derive the greatest
pleasure in laughing at me at times
when nothing but the severest seri
ousness perched upon my fevered
brow. I am satisfied that one fellow
they put me in a pit with tried to get
me killed just that he might laugh at
my kicks as I expired. Every time I
got laid down good he found some
.excuse to make me jot up and let
them pop at me again, and then he
would laugh at every fool thing and
th? nearer they came to killing me
the louder he would laugh. One
time when I raised my head a little
f too high a yankee ball went zip
through the crown of my hat. The
fool took it as great fun and rolled
and roared in greatest glee. I never
jet have 1>een able to see anything
funny about war."
Brown's right; the old soldiers did
treat raw recruits with to much hilar
ity, and especially did they take de
light in guying the "melish."
"Come out of that biled shirt! "
"Gome ont of that hat-I know you
are there for I see your legs!"
Such foolishness as this was sure to
greet the old melish whenever he hap
pened about them. But these screams
did not disturb the ones taken in the
last call, for the mose of them were
deaf even to the cannon's roar, muoh
less the voice of man. I knew one
company of this old militia that was a
fcuodred and five strong, and in all
these 1?5 men there were only 106
eyes. Just one man of their number
had two good eyes, and the drill ser
geant had to go close up to each one
and scream: "Fall in" when he wanted
them to ronna line. "Fall in! fall
in!" and it took quite a while to get
them in line, and then if yon didn't
mind they would sit down and have to
iiaV? help to get up if any speed was
required in the matter? I laugh a
little myself) now, when I think of
that old Georgia melish and of Joe
Brown's pikes, and yet I know it
'should be no laughing matter, for it
represented the great stress for sol
diers and indicated the desperation of
the leaders to sustain the Confederate
cause. Joe Brown's pikes were good
for nothing but to show how little we
knew of what war really was, and so
it is now. The young generation will
learn of things they never dreamed,
and there can be no harm in telling of
things which may in a degree prepare
them for whatever may come as a
consequence of war.
Just before old Sherman swung
around to Jonesboro, the people
seemed to know that there was trouble
a-brewing, and the big roads were fill
ed with refugees getting out of thc
way. Befugeeing is a part of war and
a very sad part. These refugees had
been moving on in front of Sherman
from away in Tennessee and the most
of them was in a bad condition; in
fact the most of them were in distress
and had to live as best they could
from the charity of the few who yet
remained at their homes along the
roads. My folks, nor Brown's folks
could never find it in their hearts to
turn away these poor refugees-as long
as there was a crust of bread to divide
or a place to stick one of them on bad
nights out of the weather.
The night before Sherman swung
around it was raining and as dark as
l^gypfc- ^e had took the refugees in
till there was not a place for one to
lie. They had been piled upon the
floor after the beds gave out till there
was not room to step about without
stepping on some one. Me and the
old woman had reserved our own bed,
and were just fixing to retire, when
the dogs broke around the house as if
they had discovered some wild var
mint and were bent on tearing it up.
When'l stepped out to see what was
the matter, what should I find but as
sweet a young lady as you ever laid
your eyes upon, and when we had got
her inside the house she told the most
pitiful tale you ever heard about as
how she bad" started down the road to
keep out of the way of the yankees,
had lost her w?y in the dark, could
travel no further and was just'about
to faint. The old woman shed tears
as the girl related her story and went
?.about to get up a little something to
' eat. I gave up the last drop of spirits
i the War First-They
ew Recruits.
I had to stimulate the poor thing and
my good old woman give up the last
grain of sure enough coffee in Georgia
to warm the lady and make her feel as
much at home as possible under the
After so long a time, we began to
figure as to how the young lady should
sleep for the night, whereupon she
insisted upon just sitting in the chair
through the night. My old woman
would never hear to such a thing
such a sweet creature must. have a
bed if we had to do without one our
selves; but at last it Tas arranged
that we should crawl up the ladder
into the loft and sleep on the broom
straw up there, and I will remark that
I had as good a night's rest as I ever
had in my life, for the rain pattered
on the boards right at my head and
sounded so sweet that I forgot all
I about the war and dreamed sweet
I dreams the whole night through.
The young lady was up and gone by
the break of day the next morning and
our hearts went with her, wishing her
a god-speed upon her way. Up in the
day, after breakfast, I saw a long line
of blue ooats coming. I called th:
old woman and told her that we were
goners-that old Sherman was upon
us. Brown's girls were there and
persuaded me out of running, and so
we stood upon the porch and awaited
the coming of the soldiers.
Just as the line had arrived in front
of our house the soldiers halted and
scattered to each side of the road and
sit down for a rest. Directly there
came in sight some men on horses,
and as they approached .the soldiers
arose and shouted, with a great waving
of caps :
"Huzza, huzza, huzza!"
I did not like that sound, nor I
don't like it much till yet, but any
how, I soon understood that the men
and horses were some general and
staff, and before I could tell it two of
them rode right into our yard and
once, again I would have swore that
we were goners, but they soon turhed
to the well and inspired the hope that
they only wanted water. One of
these two was a monstrous handsome
young officer and the other was a
sharp-looking man, whom I after
wards learned was General Sherman.
I kept my eyes on them and expected
every minute to see them begin to
feel for matches, but they didn't, and
pretty soon the young officer-lifted
his hat and gave us a salute. Then,
thinks I, what in the thunder is the
matter with these yankees, and before
I had time to feel good over their
politeness the old general called a
man and pointed toward us. This
man, with six others, at once came
m?rching up to us, and again I would
have sworn that we were goners, but
the spokesman said, as they halted in
our front:
"We are sent here by General Sher
man to guard your home."
Before I had caught my breath from
the surprise up rode another fellow
**ith a whole lot of bundles and handed
them over to the old woman. Along
with a lot of sure enough coffee and
other good thiDgs, there came a note
for me. It read:
"These things are sent you by an
officer of the Uoited States ?rmy
whom you so kind?y entertained last
night, thinking I was a lady-I am a
federal scout."
Filling up the Ranks.
WASHINGTON, June 10.- The war
department has issued instructions for
the guidance of officers of the Volun
teer army detailed to recruit for their
own organizations to fill them to the
maximum under the second call of the
President for 75,000 men. Applicants
for enlistment must be between 18 and
45 years old, of good character and
habit, able-bodied, free from disease,
and must be able to speak the English
language. Married men will be enlist
ed only upon the approval of the regi
mental commander. Minors must not
be enlisted without the written consent
of a parent or guardian. The term of
service is two years. For infantry
and artillery the weight must not be
lets than 120 and not more than li'O
pounds, and for cavalry the weight is
not to exceed 165 pounds, though re
cruitiog officers are authorized in their
discretion to accept desirable appli
cants 10 pounds or less overweight or
For a regiment the maximum of all
grades, commissioned and enlisted,
must not exceed 1,326 infantry or 1.2
55 in cavalry.
For-a company the maximum of all
grades is 106 in infantry, 100 in cavalry,
178 in field artillery and 120 in heavy
artillery. Wherever practicable the
choice by an accepted applicant of a
particular company of the regiment or
other organization for which the re
cruiting officer is making enlistments
s/iould be respected.
People-in-law are Bound to Come
With Husbands and Weddings.
St. Louis Republic.
She has been married two weeks,
but she has told her husband she "did
not marry his whole family." Of
course he was a little surprised to
hear her say this, but he accepted it
as a sort of matter of fact, and though
he was provoked enough to say "things"
he wisely did not.
It all came about in this way : The/
husband's mother and sister had writ
ten they were coming up for a short
visit, and the little bride had made
other plans for the coming three or
four weeks, and she did not want them
The mother and sister from a near
by town are just the dearest women in
the world, and they have not yet seen
the lovely little wife about whom
their dear "Will" has written so
much. They have her picture and
have admired it and shown it to all
their friends. Will's business unex
pectedly detained him, so the wed
ding journey has been postponed and
the pretty new home occupied earlier
than was expected. It was a quiet,
simple wedding and as Will intended
taking his wife at once on a visit to
his old home the family had not been
at the wedding.
The bride of this story is not unkind
or ungenerous. She has only not yet
learned that people-in-law are neces
sities, that folks accept with husbands.
She adores her own mother, and her
brothers dote on her. She would feel
it sadly if she was separated from
them, aud I don't know what she
would feel should her beloved Will
tell her one day that he had "not
married her whole family." But the
little bride thinks she has gathered
wisdom from the experiences of others.
She has heard older women tell of the
perfectly horrid times they have had
when their husband's mothers came
to visit them and teach them how to
keep house, and she has quite made
up her mind that just as dreadful
times are in store for her. She does
not stop to consider how dear Will's
gentle mother is to him or how inter
ested his sisters must be in his new
home and how i tis managed.
I want very much sometimes to
pick up the cudgel of defense in behalf
of people-in-law. I did that day
when I heard the two-weeks' wife de
clare that he? interest did not include
the whole of her husband's family,
rather think I would hare been glac
had that particular Will, instead of
looking a bit grieved and saying com
forting things, said the "things" he
thought. He may have been wisest
not to, but I somehow fancy he will
finally, unless his pretty girl-wife
early repents and loves, as she de
serves to be loved, the dear little
mother andjthe quiet womanly sister
in-law. Their ways may not be ex
actly her ways, but I have learned
that most husbands' mothers have the
very best of intentions, and only
mean to improve their new-found
daughters when they offer to teach
them old-fashioned ways of cooking
and economizing. I hope that the
eye of some new wife will catch this
that I am going to write: A husband's
mother is to be won over forever if a
son's new wife will only let herself be
taught a fe sv things that will add to
the happiness and comfort of that
mother's son, for he is still her "boy,"
and indifference to his comfort at
h^me and the thoughtless spending of
his money can never be anything but
a deep grief to thc mother heart.
The girl who is generous will be
willing to have her husband share his
love With his 'family and try to make
the mother feel that she has not lost
a son, but has gained a daughter.
This may. I know, sometimes not be
an easy task, but for the final happi
ness of'two people it is well worth the
gentleness and patience that it will
require to accomplish this end.
When 'Pom, who has spent nearly
all his life in the 'country, goes to
town and ir. time marries a city girl
and takes her to his country home,
then I am sorry for both the city girl
and Tom's people, to say nothing of
Tom himself.
For so many years thc quiet, cool
and r?omy, old house has known the
same even rule. Tom's mother was
born in that house, and from her
mother she learned a'll the mysteries
of housekeeping, every carpet and
every piece of furniture has its own
particular associations. The cane
seated chairs that stand about in the
kitchen and on the porches are made
from thc hickory trees that were cut
down to clear a place for the first
three rooms that composed the home
stead that has been added to until it
is now a eredt, rambling house with
one of the Original three rooms in the
Center fer a hallway.
If Tom's wife loves quaint, old
fashioned things she is satisfied with
all this, but quite often it happens
that she approves of things more up
to date, and modernizes thc old home,
until she is quite happy, and Tom's
mother is quite uncomfortable.
If the town girl accepts Toni from
thc country she should accept Tom's
home and family just as they are,
without one change or improvement.
She does not need to sink her own
individuality in doing this. She will
be left freer and happier to follow her
own favorite pursuits if she willingly
i leaves the reins of the household in
the old hands that have held them for
so long. It is time enough when
they fail for Tom's wife to take them
up. The saddest thing that can hap
pen on earth is the putting of a mother
on the retired list before she herself
is ready to be put there. A woman
does not want to feel that because her
children are grown all her work for
them is at an end. She likes to feel
that in a measure they are always de
pendent upon her.
It seems 'to me that a daughter-in
law's position is a responsible one,
and that no better fortune can befall
her than to hear herself in time
affectionately spoken of as "my son's
wife," and called "daughter" by her
husband's parents.
Baked hominy in Georgia fashion is
a Southern dish that proves itself
both appetizing and nourishing for
the children's supper, or for a lunch
eon dish, served with cold meat. The
hominy may be freshly coiled for the
purpose or the cold boiled grits, left
over from breakfast, may be utilized.
When warm, drop in it one egg, a
piece of butter the size of a hickory
nut, and salt to taste, and mix thor
oughly with a little milk or cream,
until it forms a batter of medium con
sistency. Put in a shallow baking
dish, one of the pretty earthen ones
that can be used on the table, and
bake to a delicate crisp brown on top
and sides. It should not be over two
inches deep in the pan.
But there are two sides to every
question, of course. The reverse side
to all this is the one where Tom,
Dick or Harry's wife is regarded for
an indefinite length of time, or always,
as a robber who has come in and car
ried off the dearest family treasure.
The engaged girl first goes through
this awkward experience, and after
she is a wife, if she is sensitive at all,
she doubly feels her position when
the separation from home becomes
final. Often she longs to have her
new relations assure ber that they are
something more than merely "resign
ed" to Dick's marriage.
Dick is not always most happily
married when he waits until mother
and sisters are quite reidy to have
bim wed and pick out the woman he
is to marry.
There is nothing that concerns other
people so little and yet is interferred
in so much as the matter of finding a
suitable husband or wife. If you are
inclined toward matchmaking, my ad
vice to you is, don't. It is all right
to throw congenial people together.
If Cindereila had not gone to the
bail, you know, she never would have
met tne Prince. But Cupid and Fate
are better hands at managing affairs
of the heart than summer time chape
rons or "best friends." Not infre
quently, when it is a "best friend"
who engineers matters, it turns out to
be a regular "why don't you speak for
yourself, John?" case, and then
somebody is bound to be disappointed
and unhappy. And, then, who ever
heard of one's marrying to entirely
suit everybody in one's family?
It may be true that marriages are
made in heaven, but a great deal that
is earthly somehow gets mixed up
with them. If two people think that
they will journey through life for
maybe half a century, with a halo of
romance about them all the way, and
all the time,- then those two are mis
taken. There will be trials and hard
ships that it will be very hard to asso
ciate with romance.
The highest and best of happiness
comes through sympathy-through
being understood. All men, as well as
womeu, have ideals. These should be
respected. We arc all better for
entertaining them. The woman who
is interested in her husband's life
work, no matter whether that is plant
ing corn or painting pictures, and j
encourages him to reach his highest
aims, is better beloved, even if she is
plain of form and features, than the
woman who is selfishly indifferent and
as beautiful as it is possible to be. 1,
for one, am a great admirer of beauty,
but beauty in woman cannot begin to
compare with that sweetness of dis
position and charm of manner that
make one forget to notice whether the
mouth is faultless or the figure per
fect. Many women who please at
first sight in a short while lose their
charm. Vanity and an evidence of
self-love are not calculated to inspire
or help very deep regard.
The most delightful woman in the
world is thc one who retains her indi
viduality after marriage, for in this
way she is ever charming and new.
Through purity of heart there comes
beauty of soul, and there is a positive
divinity about thc woman whose soul
shines out through the common place
doings of her daily life. Such a
woman, into whatever home or place
she may go, and whether as maid or
wife, you will find not so much a mis
fit, and not waiting long to bc under
stood and appreciated.
Was It Swearing?
Two ladies were talking in an avenue
car, says the Washing on Star.
"This war is perfectly dreadful,"
said one.
"Indeed it is," said the other.
"Couldn't be worse."
"Yes, it could be worse, if the Span
iards were treating us as we are treat
ing them."
"Of course; I don't mean that. I
mean in its moral effect."
1 lI hadn't noticeu that particularly. ' '
"I didn't till yesterday."
"In what way ?"
"On my husband."
"He doesn't want to enlist, does
"Oh, no, I don't mean that. It is
on him and my little boy, too."
"Not on an innocent child ?"
"Yes. You know the little fellow
has been marching around at a great
rate with his tin sword and gun, and
yesterday afternoon he informed me,
to my horror, that he was going to
fight the d-n Spaniards. Think of
that, will you ? And he is a prize
Sunday school scholar."
"Horrible !"
"Yes ; and when his father came
home I told him about it, and insisted
that he take Willie and give him a
good whipping for swearing, and what
do you think he did ?"
"Told you to do it yourself, as my
husband always does."
"No, he didn't either. He told me
that under the circumstances it was
not swearing, and that the boy could
say what he pleased about the d-n
Spaniards. And he's a member of the
Church himself ?"
A lamons Shot.
A chicago lawyer has received from
one of the officers of the United
States monitor Puritan a letter giving
an account ef the bombardment of
Matanzas and the famous shot which 1
silenced the Gordon Point battery.
The story was written at the request of
the attorney, and is as follows:
"You ask me about Matanzas, and
the bombardment. Wednesday the
New York came down from off Havana
to investigate a report to the effect
that the dons were putting up some '
new batteries at Gorda Point. She ((
passed us and signaled us to follow
her, steaming in to within 3,000 yards
of the batteries. She stopped, and
suddenly we saw her forward 8-inch
guns fired, the shot striking the earth
works near the battery. The Span
iards replied to this shot, and the New
York began to light up. You could
not see her for smoke.
4'We began to get nervous for fear
that we were tobe left out of the muss,
so we signaled for permission to fire,
and it being given, we unchained a
few of our pets and did good work.
We fired only one of tur 12-in?h
guns, one in our forward turret, at the
Murillo battery, on the left hand side
of the harbor.
"It struck short, but the ricochet
must have hit the battery, as the dons
were immediately seen going over the
hill, striking the ground only in high
"The famous shot was our last one
from the port forward 4-inch, and it
was quite funny. A man by the name
of Jackson, an old cowboy, is the gun
captain. Three minutes after the or
der, "cease firing"' was given from the
flagship, everybody was startled to
hear the 4-inch gun go off. The man
evidently felt he had a dead head and
he let her go regardless. The range
was about two and one-half miles, and
the shot struck right in the Gorda
battery and burst-a phenomenal shot.
The men shouted themselves hoarse."
- Chicago Inter-(teran.
i M Wi* of Wrang.
Persons who maybe exposed to yel
low fever and others living in districts
liable to be infected by it will find that
timely and intelligent preparation is
the best means of keeping this dread
ful malady out of the family. Sani
tary regulatious in the household are
of thc first importance. Clean up all
refuse matter, decaying vegetation or
cesspools. Drain off ponds, pools and
sinks. Burn vegetable offal from the
kitchen. Eat nothing but light, whole
some and easily digested food, avoid
ing green or over ripe fruits and vege
tables. Lastly, bc sure that the blood,
stomach and bowels of every member
of thc family is in healthy condition.
Irregularities in thc system, such as
I indigestion, constipation, torpid liver,
! invite disease to enter thc body, and
in thc case of yellow fever, renders
its progress more virulent and deadly.
This condition can bc speedily remov
ed and pure blood, good digestion and
regularity in the bowels re-established
by using Prickly Ash Bitters, the
great System Regulator. The fre
quent usc of this remedy in doses
suited to the agc of each person will
maintain perfect health in the family.
J (Jct a bottle at once while thc fever is
? yet ."far off, use it faithfully and reg
ularly. Prompt action NOW in put
. ting yourself and family in condition
j to resist the disease germs may spare
you suffering and sorrow. Prickly
! Ash Bitters can bc obtained at Evans I
I Pharma?.v.
- Pedagogue-'-'Conjugate the verb
'to do.'" Pupil-"Do, Dewey, done."
"Correct, my boy; y u shall have a
Manila hat next week."
- Among the new diseases are list
ed typewriter's backache, telephone
earache, gumchewers' lockjaw, and
cigarette smoker's insanity. A crino
line craze is threatened also.
- A shoemaker was the other day
fitting a customer with a pair of boots,
when the buyer observed that he had
but one objection to them, which was
that the soles were a little too thick.
"If that is all," replied Crispin, "put
on the boots, and the objection will
gradually wear away."
- "Do you think your father is
going to move out soon?" inquired
the owner of a rented house of the son
of his tenant. "Think so," was the
reply; "we've begun using the win
dow frames for firewood."
- "Why don't you give us a little
Greek and Latin occasionally?" asked
a country deacon of a new minister.
"Why, do you understand those lan
guages?" was asked, "no but we pay
for the best, and we ought to have it."
- Whereas in 1837 the ammount of
tea consumed in England did not ex
ceed 30,000 pounds, all*-of which came
from China, the quantity now import
ed is upward of 230,000,000, pounds,
or more than five and three-quarters
pounds per head of population.
- "Doctor, I want you to prescribe
forme." The doctor felt her pulse.
"There is nothing the matter, madam ;
you only need rest." "Now, doctor,
just look at my tongue. Just look at
it; look at it now. Say. what does it
mean?" "I think," replied the doc
tor, "that needs rest, too."
- Consul Ge.ieral Lee's report to
the State department will show that
last year's sugar product pf the island
of Cuba was 212,051 tous. In prosper
ous years it is over 1,000,000 tons.
- Says a newspaper item: "It is a
curious fact that the honey-bee was
never known in the United States till
imported from England." No more
was the English sparrow, confound it!
- Uncle Sam's seamen will have a
long coast line to defend. It measures
5,715 miles, embracing 2,349 miles on
the Atlantic Ocean, 1,556 on the Gulf
of Mexico, and 1,810 on the Pacific
A man has to have pluck to make a suc
cess of any calling. A man must have the
backbone to take knock-down blows and
get up again and again and fight on.
Pluck and stamina are largely a question
of good health. It only takes one knock
down blow to finish a man with a headache.
It only takes a small setback to disconcert
h nervous and shaky man. A bilious, head
achy man goes into bankruptcy at the first
embarrassment. A nervous man who does
hot sleep at night and gets up shaky in the
jnorning gives up the battle of business at
the first discouragement. Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery is the best of
all health-makers and health-keepers. It
makes pure, rich blood. It forces out all
impurities and disease germs. It does not
make any difference what the disease may
be called, so long as it has its inception in
improper or insufficient nourishment-this
great medicine will cure it. It may be
called dyspepsia, kidney disease, "liver
comolaint," skin or blood disease, or nerv
ous prostration-all these have the same
starting point. The " Golden Medical Dis
covery" reaches that point. It will cure
these diseases absolutely. None of them
can retain their hold on the system when
the arteries are filled with rich, pure blood.
" I am S4 years old," writes Mr. F. G. Bledsoe.
of Leesville, Hrnry Co., Mo. " For 25 years I
suffered from torpid liver, constipation and indi
{jestiou which severely affected my nerves. Hav
ng to make my living by hard work, I would
keep on until I would have to give up. Some
times mv friends would pick me up and carry me
to bed. What little sleep I could get was tortured
with horrible dreams. I took six bottles of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. .It relieved
the pain in my back and between my shoulders,
braced up my nerves, and to-day I am a weU
We Pay Interest on Time Deposits bj
Capital $165,000
Surplus and Profits - - 100,000
Total ----- $265,000
J. A. BROCK, maiden t.
.los. N. BBOWX, Yice-Pxesident.
H. F. MAULDIX, Cashier.
J. W. Nonius. G. W. FANT.
N 0. F . HM KU. .los. N. BROWN.
Having the largest capital and surplus of anj
Bank in the State outside of Charleston, we oil'ei
depositors the strongest security.
This applies to our Savings Department, when
we pay interest, as well as to active accounts
we loan to regular depositor customers at oui
lowest rates.
Private loans arranged without charge betweer
our customers, and other investments securei
when desired. ....
Wita twenty-live years experience in bankinp
and with unexcelled facilities at our command, w<
are prepared to give satisfaction in all husincsi
transactions, and will, as heretofore, take care o
the interests of our regular customers at all times
LOST, mislaid or destroyed five Share)
or the Iron Belt Building and Loai
Afcaociation of Roanoke, Va , Certificat!
of Stock No. 2930, Series R. All pattie
are warned not to trade for said Stock.
Belton, S. C , May 18, 189S-2m.
Tba undersigned, Administrai
nf the Estate of A. B. Towers, deceatec'
lierebv gives notic- that he will O?
the U2nd day of June, 1898, apply t
the Judge of Probate for Anderson Cour
ty for a Final Settlement of said Estat<
and a discharge from his office as Admin
T. C. LK.?ON, Adm'r.
May 18, 189$ -17
like every other crop, needs
A fertilizer containing nitro
gen, phosphoric acid, and not
less than 3% of actual
will increase the crop and im
prove the land.
Our books tell all about the subject. They
are free to any farmer.
93 Nassau St., New York. J
customers and the general public
will take notice that Elias Single
ton is no longer in my employment. I
have employed a reliable man to sell Fish
for me. BO please give him yonr orders.
I have been in the nan business for nine
years and have always tried to give satis
faction, and will appreciate a continuance
of your patronage. I handle all kinds of
Florida Vegetables and Fruits in and ont
of season. ALJO, a full line of Fancy
Groceries, Tobacco and Cigars, Oranges,
Bananas, &c, at wholesale.
Florida Fish and Fruit Store.
April 20. 1898 ?_43_ 3m
THE management of the Equitable Life
Assurance Society in this territory is
desirous of securing the services of a man
of character and ability to represent its
interest with Anderson as headquarters.
The right man will be thoroughly edu
cated in the science of Lite Insurance and
the art of successful soliciting. There is
no business or profession not requiring
capital which is more remunerative than a
life agency conducted with energy and
ability. Correspondence with men who
desire to secure permanent employment
and are ambitious to attain prominence in
the profession is Invited.
W. J. RODDEY/Manager,
_ Rock Hill, S. C.
Blood Purifier,
Has Restored Thousands to Health.
Are cured almost instanta
neously. One bottle gives
relief, and two or three bot
tles frequently effects a per
manent cure.
Don't be a
?Doubting Thomas"
Any longer but try AFRICANA,
and get wei) and be a blessing to your
family and the world.
t&" For sale by Evans Pharmacy
and Hill-Orr Drug Co.
Proprietors Atlanta. Ga.
Texas, Mexico, California,
Alaska, or any other point,
with FREE MAPS, write
District Passenger Agent, >
m Wall StM^Uh^ta^a^^
Drs. Strickland & King,
par Gas and Cocaine used for Extract
ing Teeth.
All parties owing me notes
and accounts are requested
and urged to pay same as soon
as. possible. I, need my mon
ey and will be compelled to
make collections early in the
season. Save the[trouble and
expense of sending to see you.
Sept. 29, 1897 14 1
IN compliance with the recommenda
tion of the Grand Jury, all persons
who damage the public roads by the erec
tion of dams on sido of road which ob
struct the How of the water therefrom, or
otherwise damage the roads by throwing
rocks, brush or other obstruction in the
side ditcher, will be prosecuted, unless
such obstructions are removed before the
first day of April next. This is given so
that guilty parties may have time to com
ply with th? law.
W. I'. SNELGROVE, Co. Sup.

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