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LYNE STALIRNG. .Js. HURT STARLING COAL & WOOD 3.00.Per Ton Now is the time to lay in your winter supply. We solicit your patronage. Yard pna office corner Y. & M. V. Railroad and Alexander Street. WE KNOW YOU Need a Home. Come and See Us. WeHave CHOICE LANDS In cMississippi, Louisiana, and (Arkansas, Varying in size from 40 Acre tracts to 2,000 Acre Plantations. These we can sell you on Ten Years time,-42E!m Cheaper Than Yon Can Rent. City Property Sale or cRerA. List your LAND and LOTS with us to Sell or Kent. We will Sell or Rent them for you, at the very HIGHEST PKK'ES. ftTWe Attend alto to the Collection of RENTS, and the Payment of TAXES and INSURANCE Write for our Pamphlet containing Lints and Descriptions of Lands. CHURCH & SHELTON, ZKPT ONLY "PRETTY, But Doable, is the Fl JDNITI IDF You Get from Atkins & Jordan. Every lady, like this one, appreciates standing lu'fore it and admiring its many qualities. Out Stock for Fall and Winter Is now complete, and any who call will be suited, both as to STYLE and QUALITY, and also Price. We are agents for 3Batowtn pianos. WAKINS & JORDAN. Do Yoti Need a Wagon? We Have Jnat Beaalved a Carload of the Famou HCKMAN WAGONS, One, Two and Four Horse, and the Prices Are Right. BUY Blue-Grass Axes We carry a complete line of Wagon Spokes, Rims, Hobs, Hounds, Bolsten, Axles, Tongues, Etc. Also a large assortment of Round, Square and Flat Iron. Atkins, Dexter & Tuttle , Tooth X-Ctit Saws. Wcthcrbec Hardware Co., Our fee returned if we fail. Any one sending sketch and description of any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patent ability of same. "How to obtain a patent" sent upon request. Patents secured through us advertised for sale at our expense. Patents taken out through us receive special notice, without charge, in The Patent Record, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted by Manufacturers and Investors. Send for sample copy FREE. Address, VICTOR J. EVANS & CO., ' Patent Attorneys,) Evans Building, - WASHINGTON, D. Cm DNCLE SAM BIDS . CUBA FAREWELL t reparations Are Being Hade For the Departure of the U-ited States Troops in January. It has Upen definitely agreed upon .., .. Wrmt f lamiarr will see the ui - - - - end of American occupation In Cuba. At that time- the great xranspurv- w.u be loaded with our troops and the sol Her that have Dwelt there so long will return home, either to be mustered out or to go to aervlce elsewhere. . .. snri o half they win w i. " j - ; - have dwelt In the Island, and. of the number that are entitiea to reiura, as ..Ati win mtmaJn. nermanently. preferring to Bve In Cuba even though another' nag will noat over iw it . anMiMtt have wooed ..uihurti in Cuba and have married and settled there; othess have gone In business In a quiet way stuvouwra aes business oDDortunltles and will remain to Investigate them. A great number will go to'worK, as aciuui mumcip, they see that large wageB can e ob tained by an Intelligent, willing man. At first, when the war was concluded, It was thought desirable to have the remain UDon the Isl and only to protect the Cubans from the Spanish Bympatnizers wnw o. nu merous enough to occasion some un .i...min,i. Thpre were retired Span ish vsoldlers who were willing to flghl a Cuban at sight; ana tnere were-smup - wt. ohnwdii stens ot abusing the Cubans who worked for them and whs were In no condition to aeieno mei eelves. IN POOR COND1T1UJ. Then came a knowledge of the actual state of the Island. Tales of how the streets had not been cleaned for years were told; there were whispered stories of the awful sanitary condition of the houses; there was a well authenticated report that the bathroom In Blanco a palace was the only luxury of this kind In Havana. And these were but a few of the things told. Gradually the President ana ni uau clates came to realize that, if they were to leave Cuba, then, lust as it was, they ...hwt it tn a fate worse than that which had held it under SpaiftA rule. Impoverished, 111, wunout any way of organising, they would live as despondent creatures, without ine chance or the means ui an..- themselves a people entitled to the re spect of the world. No one saw this plainer than Maximo Gomes. He Is said, personally, to have asked the President to establish an American protectorate and to have Journeyed to theatTnited States to beg tor one. Othersalso desired American assistance, Palma anions them. An American protectorate, at that time, meant much. First of all it meant money, for nothing could be done without funds. The very steam ship companies could not be persuaded to bring their cargoes without pay, nor could they load them with grain unless the provision merchants were paid a' the wharfs. To have the Americans in charge meant that grain would arrive; that meats would be brought down well cooled in ice chests; that canned goode would be plentiful, and that teas and spices and all the luxuries so craved by the Cuban palate would be forthcom ing. Owing to its long siege the Island Itself was barren, scarcely enough be ing raised to sustain the planter upor his own farm; and nothing at all foi the cities. TAKING HOLD. The Secretary of War finally decld- FRIENDSHIPS OF VACATION TIME. I I I Ti; i!ew Route TO., Oklahoma and Indian Territories, Texas and the West. ALL TRAINS SOLID WIDE VESTIBULES WMMMM Through Chair Can an J Wmn Sleepers Memphis to Witter and South Mcilester. Thrjvjh C at Can o-js Pullman Sleepers Witter and South Hat tester 1- all in Texas. Through Chair Can between Memphis and Fv t .'..; h. City Ticket C: 12 Urarji. Street. HENRY WOOD. Qeneral Wmr; I. F. HOLDEN, Traffic Manager. It Is Not Wise To lie Too Intimate With iStrancreis, Better Cling To Old Friends. By Helen Ward. Of course it is very pleasant to know every one in the hotel where you are spending your vacation, and if you are on chatting terms the pleasure is dou bled certainly. I would warn you, however, not tc make too much of a confidante of the charming lady who has Just arrived with her handsome husband and who seems to be very agreeable and Is such an entertaining conversationalist. Think twice before you allow your self to be subtly drawn into betraying to the genial couple just how many diamond ornaments you are carrying in the little eiiamois bag about your neon; the number of sterling silver pieces you packed up and put away so carefully, where thieves would nev er think of loosing for them, ere you left home; of the sealskin sacques in yor.r closets there, and of the amount 'of money you haw by you which dear papa was so kind as to insist upon sending you, and which you have no earthly way to spend. Keep to yourself whether your neighbors at home have as much silver as you have, and where they keep it, and how many people at the hotel wear diamonds, and where their room, are situated. Inc'eed, my 3ears, it Is neither wisest nor rjest to become coo intimate wltn tiev." acquaintances, who are up to the time you mset them entire Btrangers to you and unvouched for by mutual friends. I do not say hold aloof from new ar rivals because they are unknown to you. But I do caution you to be care ful to talk only upon general subjects which could not In any way lead you Into difficulty through them. Women at vacation resorts are apt to Jump impulsively toward the making of new acquaintances and are far less discriminating and prudent than they are wont to be at home, fine clothes and suave manners being an open se same to their good will. Never enter into personal topics con cerning your neighbors or yourself with people whom you have but recently met. r-eet and tender, strong and trua 'ps which have lasted a ltfe e been formed between women ve met at summer resorts and to care for each other more dinary acquaintances; but re- r such a friendship Is the result .is. i haps not one guest out of many thousands who ccme and go at these great resorts could be stigmatised by tht severe name of fraud, or, severer still, professional thief. But be care ful that it is not that thousandth guest that you have met and are exchanging confidences with so rashly. Tjt me hone that you who are tc tiA.hi. a to make intimate friends out of strangers In a few hours' time will heed this little bit of timely warning. ' The old. tried and true xrienas art he best, my dears; always the oesf ...TO THE... F. M. ROBINSON. TRADE O I O I F. M. ROBINSON We thank the people of Greenville and territory for the attention given oor Grand Opening on the 1 1th inst. Remember that yoor patronage is appreciated at this store and recipro cated by giving yotf a little more for yoor money than yoti can get elsewhere. moil POST SH OPEMG iii. Every one is invited to inspect our r-tocfc, and a share of your patron age is solicited RUSSIA'S FlGCi ON CHINESE f- TneEuarSecreTsij, to Have Obtained th, .J1, thentlcHeportsoflteSiS One of the most int.,,,,, ' la connection wltj, th, Tk; Is the manifest r,i... ?" gardlng the size of th. nT His Majesty knew thltT4 troops far outnumbers, SI k hosts, yet the fact that 4 most thickly populate world, and China the niMt J k tied Empire In the wZl uneasy. He longed to tod.1? strength of the Chinese iecny autnentlo sourcea. It is said to be a fact n.. man will lie if i.To ftf do so: and that he will betn.T1 try for like motives Therefore, the Russian J7 had no difficulty iu uctS, man the exact size of thecSr1 The figures were obtained ft?' perial Palace, and wer,4 the books In the department As to the other data thUta. talned from undoubted joub," therefore correct. The Inform' communicated to the Graodi the Russian army whloh t. Czar. 1 wmM I A CHINESE COM t'K-EB?-)..t 1 i The Grand Pt -fi" estimaw" number of ("hintso ttp'P strength of Info, mutlor iL.iy areuls la Chins, it I' This srard tola: Is vtkf. 000 fletd .voi:s, Kimpt! oU.1; ehurian resular and 23 J)' 1 troops, -i'l.Oiio active ntjIiU" plined tro,.ps; '. posed of 13.000 ; t ''; 75,000 calkC by tK-.rs.K Ping trnops in 1 . 1 in-, l-';f Eight Flan troops It- Cc piw'-'; D06.000 i f th3 Li.-ir. crt iet!-'-! 868.000 troops of vw.i Inallorr. lucludirg crs-ndaimes, Mancli.rlan ro- t -river and cai.al gw h convoys, asid troops fctoJ "t differe nt alien reces. f On parcr the:e are 650,000 Infantry and artillery. the so-called cavalry haw and only a few detachment! with carbines and rllle majority still carry lwf and arrows. A very sroal K the artillery has received , raining. i ( WHHELMINA'SBIRV 1 ' On the last Queen Wtfbrij years old and fol - yars on the tliwH, , Wllhelmtoa .'"Sft fully in looks and rM f fast trwo years, ?J?tr that sue does not f BOrt from the tf who are waiting to recei" Crom iter. Dunlap JUST RECEH - A consignm8111 ol ' : . jrjanlap H SOL. BR! jfcrTfliif'MiiiiiiijiEiiiiiist and safest.