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,fort ?11 ill Simes. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS. Wm. R. BRADFORD. jBnbsoription price . . . <$2 per year. Carresuou(louco ou cuurreut subjects ib invited, but wMfiie wyt ujtree to publico ,00111 mu!iicuti<Vis .conUuuinjt nujro tjiau words, and no respousib'idj/>y is asruined for tlio views of cvraoepQudents. As an advertising iu?diam for OliarJottn, PinevtUe, Fort Mill, and Hock Hill business bouses The Times is uusur jkishimI. Hates made known ou application to tin* publisher. Local Telephone No. 2(1. SEPTEMBER 19, 1900. '1 ho "rum, Romanism, and McSweeney" circularj&d McS5\v&euey more good tljn;j harm. A nowepvper can say nice (things about ? man and his whole family /or two long years, and then incur their lifetime enmity in one short week by a soetuing slight, says the Anderson Intelligencer. Yes, its a fnet; njid you can hurrah for a .candidate, back his friends, cuss fain enemies and make a big fool /of yourself all the way through, without a thank in the end, only to find Hint when yon are a enncii-1 _ 1- il.-i - _ o * * 1?J- * Aiaio iiiui ne is "om, o pontics. But lliore ia ono mnn that don't forget you, and that's the man you opposed. Richard Olney'a "converdon" to the Bryan cause is, in some respects, the most notable event of the campaign to ilate. Mr. Olney was Grover Cleveland's secretary of state, and by all odds the ablest mnu in the cabinet. IJo is a Breton wun, identified with many interests, commonly supposed to be antagonized by tho Kansas City platform. But he is a Democrat. He was the author of the Venezuela message wherein ho made G rover X Mfivnln rul rlpfi' Ilia P.riltuli imminent to the point of war, to try to extend its territories in fSouth America. When Theqdorp Roosevelt, two yenrs ago wrote that now fatuous lettor to the pecretary of war, in which he declared that the "Rough Rider's," of which he was the compiandor, were "us good as any regulars and three times as good as ^any State troops," he allowed, his /egotism to get the better of his judgment to a very considerable .oxtont. Kighj: noyy Colonel Roosevelt is greatly in need of the votes of men who made up the State troous of which ho wrote so con tomptuously, and the spectacular Jiero of El Caney nnd Poison Gulch would give much to recall thoBe words. After all tlio letter is chnracteristio of tho man. Whether the people of the United Htntos want such a man for vico}>resident, a position from which ?e would he liable to bo called at any time to that of chief executive, femains to bo determined at the polls in November. "A full dinner pail." This is the favorite expression of the Republicans in the present campaign, and is used to satisfy the working people thnt their condition ought to make them supremely happy. Mj:. Bryan was asked a few days ago in West Virginia to discuss this proposition, and in response to a suggestion from tho crowd, ho said: '"The gentleman asks me to say something about tho dinner pail. Tho Republican party is trying to escape a discussion of its attack upon the foundation principles of government nnd when a laboring man accuses tho Republican party of on attempt to destroy tho declaration of independence, tho only answer is that you have got a fulj dinner pail fguj while you have got plenty to eut, you shopld bo satisfied. I wapt you to remember, in tho first place, that you can not anf icfv u man hit fiinmlir inrinir " "'??* "j i"j h"'"h him plenty to eat, and in the secpnd place 1 want you to count the post of what yqu have to buy as a laboring maq and nicfisuro it against your wages and see if the trusts jmvo not raised the price of what you buy more than they have your wages. The Republican party has no plan for the betterment of those who toil, bpt has perm it tod the great branches of industry to bo monqpolized by a ^c^wnent) , Tillman, and Wluitan. Th-a f.eccnd State primary olec, tion has boon held and the returns 1 h^ye como in more completely than i on any preceding occasion of the ! kind. Tho returns received by the State this morning account for a ! total vote of upwards of Gw,OCO. : There will liordjy bo from 10,000 to 12,000 more votes to be ieported. j The returns were sent in promptly | from most of tho counties, and by 1 o'clock practically everything ! that wuo received was in. It was 'rather a difficult undertaking to ifi'i the letnrna in aKinalmnn en . uw .that they could be given to the public this morning. As n result of the election Uovernor McSwooney continues in the office of governor for the next two years. He has received 114,1)21 votes against 27,412 for Colonel Hoyt, his mi jority being 7,509. In the race for lieutenant goveri nor Colonel Sloan has been beaten i by Colonel Tillmnn, the former's ; vote being 28,01)0 against the latters 133,974, the majority being 5,874 , on present figures. . For railroad commissioner the | vote was 53,880 for Wharton and j 27,034 for Evans, the majority be ! ing Chairman Evanstis 1111j doubiodly boat on. ! North Carolina purely Democratic. Mr. Joshopus Daniels, editor < f j the Raleigh News and Observer, and Democratic ZSn ionnl Couuniti tteeman from North Carolina, was ! . . in Washington Friday, lie deI clnred to a reporter of the \Vm;hI ington Post that thoro was little ; foundation for the report that many \ Deniocrntiemanufncturersand business men in North Carolina would vote for McKinley. "Wo have been hearing that chestnut in September of every presidential year sinco I can remember," ho said, "but when election day coinos tho prophets are shown on what slender foundations they based their prophecies. There arc a few men who liavo been affiliating with the Democrats who will vote for McKinley, but in the main they are the same 111011 who bolted Bryan in 18JMJ. North Carolina's electoral vote will he cast for Bryan and Stevenson. The majorityAvill not be as largo as in the',recent iJI i _ i. _ _ 1 _t 1 *1 A..A oiiiit? oicci iuii, wnen ji wus ou,v;uu, but it will Hb lnrge., Many "negroes did not enre to vote in tho JSlate I election, but they*will bo nnxious to vote for McKiuley. That will I out down tho Democratic majority. ! The constitutional amendment ; does not <j;o into effect until 11)02, ! so that tho negro can vote in No| vember. After 11)02, when the bulk of the negro vote is eliminated the Republican pnrtywill virtually disappear as a powerful factor in North Cnrolina, as it has done in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi. ''Without a large negro veto tho Republicans in North Carolina will bo in a hopeless minority until there is Republican immigration or a new generation is born. Ninety per cent of the present generation will live ami die voting the Demo cratic ticket. Hero and there a prominent man will join the Republican party on protection, expansion, or the gold standard, but they will not be numerous. "The talk of North Carolina becoming a Republican Stato when the negro is eliminated is an iridescent dream." . The 1900 State Hair. The time for tho holding of the j last State fair of tlie century, which all hands resolved Inst year should bo the greatest in the history of the society, is rapidly appronehing, says The State. This will bo the .TJd annual fair, and it" is to be held October 20 to November 2, inclu mu:- it-i n. . I tfivu. AiiiH iiii'iiuH iimi uio mir in ! Icbh than two months distant, and there is no time to be wasted, i This year premiums have been greatly increased, amounting to |over 37,000, and the race purses have l)oen doubled, $'_\000 being i offered. Premium lists and entry blanks will be furnished on application to the secretary, Col. Thomas \V. llolloway, at Pomaria, S. C. Entries must Ih> made in person or by Iottpf to Colonel Jlolloway at l\?ipo *** " -T; s ' .7' ^rT*?' * ?r .. . v / \s "*IT^y ' ?-?' ^'1" " ? ' riii on < r before October 10; after that date at hio office n Columbia, until Saturday, October 27, at which tirr.o the entry books close. Colonel liollowny writes that he is daily in receipt of entries. The | largest number 6 ) far received I from one exhibitor in from a man ( in Chester, who wants 20 stalls for cattle and 10 for horses, and from a man in Fairfield, who wants *11 i ' j cattle stalls and 4 horse stalls. The Grand Army of the Republic is becoming interested in the j matter of history. At its recent convention in Chicago strong resolutions were passed condemning tlie school histories used in the South and looking to the abolishment (if nil such books ami the introduction of histories written by < God-fearing and truth-telling hisi torians from the North. Wo np| prociato this nmrk of delicate con! .vd- ration shown hy the pension J drawers of the Grand Army. Hut , we'll attend to our own alTairs a I little while longer?until our Stato 'shall have ceased to furnish the money to educate our children and until imperialism shall have boon ! completely established over the I i i ?.-< -M -j - i imsi j^iiijicKir luciMiuey or , somebody else shall been enthroned , at. Washington and shall is-uo an , edict that truth is mighty and must prevail. Then we'll explain how it was that six hundred thousand men overwhelmed with numbers on many a bloody Hold two 'millions eight hundred thousand pun -hearted patriots, and how those same six hundred thousand . put one million out of the combat and one million more on tho penI sion roll forever! We'll show furj tlier that we went to war in def nice of a right which the North itself had always claimed anil that we fought for principles which Will ! yet bo triumphant or this whole : Republic will tumble into ruins.? I GnfTney I jt clijc r. ? i Peoplo ought not to ihire up, j snys Charity and Children, when ; nil editor publishes something they : do not believe. A very intelligent : gentleman told us not long ago that the Now York Sun is a rabid and hateful paper, but he hail long been a constant reader anil admirer of it. It spoke his mind without fear or favor and this man stood by it for that reason. Many would order it never to darken tho doors j again for that very thing. Sometimes an editor has a better point f - l ? ? . I oi view man ms readers, and they should at least bo sure of their ground before they punish liim. Wo heard of an irate father once ; who took his son out of school because tbo teacher insisted that ho must spell "later" with a p. And then, dear brother, granting that you aro right and the editor wrong, you should have patience with u man who is sometimes compelled to dash off matter with the foreman standing at tho door yelling for "copy." Do you think yon would always say the right and | proper tiling under such circumI stances? Never forget that no j editor tries to offend, unless ho is ( a fool. He is your friend, not I vnn r nnnmv it? ...c, I VI1V lilj . A1U UIUJ UU T>1U1I^ hut be is generally honest; and you can afford to put tip with a I good deal from nn honest man. A ; broad paper is bound to have big, ' brond readers. i In our English service, says the National Review, the system adopted for replenishing the ammunition of the troops engaged ; has consisted in selecting a certain number of men to carry cartridges from the rear up to the firing liue, 1 it having been apparently supposed thnt it would be possible for those men to move along the line and to I distribute ammunition to those I whose pouches were empty. We 1 very soon learned that such a sys! tern could not be of any use under i modern conditions. The men cnr' rying up the ammunition would | inevitably be shot before reaching the front, and the men in the firi ing line would be left with empty i pouches. So we must find some | other method of solving this important problem which lias also to do considered in connection with the action of artillery. We know hat. at Colenso it was impossible to keep the j^uns. afterward abandoned, supplied with ammunition, and with the prospect tlint the rote of fire our gillie will bo cQneitl , T?.. m mm. J MW>? 9 W ernbly increased in the nenr future, lliis problem bids fair to bo more acute than ever. In certaiu foreign armies the service of specially trained dogs have booii requihitionod to yet over I the difficulty. These flogs are fit; ted with a sort of saddle which will carry a quantity of rifle ammunition, and trained to race to the front, and, arrived there, to 1 permit the eoldicrs to relieve them of their burden. I think it quite i possible that it may be found pos' siblo to keep infantry supplied in ; this manner, but some other means will have to be found for replenishing the liuibeis of our artillery. Jt is very probable that weshallsee dogs utilized in many other ways in tbo fighting of the future. For instance, they would bo very useful on outpost duty to give warni ing of an enemy's approach, and if dogs were attached to our field hospitals they would bo of the greatest assistance in searching for the wounded after an action. The Great Galveston Storm. Houston. Tex.. Sent. 10.? The first reports from the appalling disaster, which lias stricken tlie ; city of Galveston. do not seem to have been magnified. Communication was had with'ilic island city l>y bouts today, and repot ts i\ ceived , here tonight indicate t hat the death list will exceed J,500, while the property los3 can not bo estimated, : although it will reach several million dollars. The Initial of the dead has already begun. The names of all who perished in Saturday's great storm will nev? r be known. At the army barracks near Sari Antoniu, a report is current that more than 100 United States soldiers ^ost their lives in Galveston. Tiiis icj ort however lacks confirmation. ' The stricken city is in imminent ! danger of a water famine, ami strenuous efforts are making here i to .supply the sutrorers. Relief Indus are being organized and will leave hero at an early hour to-moriow. Reports from the interior confirm the loss of life and destruction of property reported in these dispatches last night. Houston, Tex., Sept. 10.?Mr, Richard Spillanc, a well known Galveston newspaper man and day correspondent of the Associated j Press iu that city who reached I Houston to-day after a terrible ex. perience, gives the. following account of the disaster at Galveston: One of the most awful tragedies of modern times has visited Galveston. The city is in ruins and THIS SPACE BELONGS TO E. \V. MELLON & CO., THE LEADING CLOTHIERS OF CHARLOTTE, N. C. READ THEIR ADVERTISEMENT NEXT WEEK. 0 TURNIPS. Now is the time to sow Turnips. I have just received a frosh supply ?in nil varieties. Have nlso received a new lot of inolasses?reboiled Georgia Syrup, Puerto Rico, Sugnr Houso, and Silver Drip Syrup. Octagon Soap is the best. I have it. White Fish, Fresh Cnkos, Crackers and Canned Goods of all kinds. Highest market prices paid for country produce, ! A, O.JONES. / * / I .the dead will number one thous- j ; end. I am just from the city, hav- I i ing been commissioned by tlie! I mayor and citizens' committee to ; get iu touch with the outside world j ajLjd appeal for help. Houston was the nearest point ! at which working telegraph instru- J uients could bo found, the wires as well as nearly all the buildings between hero and the Gulf of Mex- , ico being wrecked. When J left Galveston shortly ' before noon yesterday the people | woro organizing for the prompt burial of the dead, distribution of , j food, niul all necessary work after 1 i a period of disaster. The wreck of Galveston was brought about by a tempest so terrible that 110 words can adequately i describe its intensity and by u' Hood which turned tho city into a raging sea. Tlie weather bureau records show that the wind attained a velocity of 84 miles an hour W iiUII lilt* int'HHUIlU^ ILlill lll liU uiew \ awuy, so it is impossible to tell what was the maximum. The storm began at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Previous to | that n great storm lmd been raging in tho gulf uud the tide was very high. Tho wind at first came from I the north, and was in direct opposition to tlio force from tho gulf. While tho storm in the first part piled the water upon the beach side of the city, the north wind : piled the water on the bay part of the city. About noon it became evident that the city was going to be visited with disaster. Hundreds of houses | along the beach front were hurriedly abandoned, the families flee- j ing to dwellings in higher portions of tho city. Every home was open to the refugees, white and black. The o. ?,v; i n juu.i r i iu nrm^ v uurirmiij <11111 it riiinod in torrents. Tlio wind was so tierce that the raja cut like : a knife. By 3 o'clock the waters of the gulf and bay met and by dark the entire <;ity was subuiorged. The flooding of the electric light plant and gas plants left the city in darkness. To go upon the streets was | to court death. The wind was then at cyclonic velocity, roofs, ' cisterns, portions of buildings, telegraph poles and walls were falling and the noise of the wind and the Quashing.of the buildings were torj nfying in the extreme. The wind and water rose steadily from dark : until 1.45 o'clock Sunday morning. 1 During all the time the people of ' jR. F. GRIER, PEALKR IX HATS, SHOES, I PANTS, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, DRESS GOODS, j HARDWARE, I I TINWARE, GLASSWARE, GROCERIES, ETC., AND THE BEST LINE OP POCKET AND TABLE CUTLERY IN TOWN. W. IT. HOOVER, LIQUOR DEALER, t CHARLOTTE, N. C. We look especially after the shipping trade and below quote very close figures. Will be glad to have your I i orders. Terms cash with order. Corn, per gallon. In Jug (boxed), 1 1 Sr.50, $1.75 and $2. All first-class goods at $1.75 and VERY OLD, I ] Ryes from $1.60 to $2, $2.50 and | $3 50 P??" gallon. uina irom 91.00 10 anu 93.50. Oenulae Imported "Fish Qlo" at $3 . per gallon. Apple Brandy, $3.35 per gallon. Peach Brandy $3 50 per gallon. No charge for jug and box on above, : and no charge at these prices for keg when wanted in such quantities. I Lot us have your ardors aad oblige, I W, H. HOOVER. Galveston were like rats in traps. The highest portion of the city was four to live feet under water, while in the great majority of cosca the streets were submerged to a depth of ten feet. To leave a house was to drown. To remain wns to court death in the wreckage. Such a night of agony hai seldom been equalled. Without apparent reason tho waters suddenly began to subside at 1.43 a. n?. Within 20 minutes they had gone down two feet and before daylight the streets were practically tree ot the noon waters, lu the meantime the wind had veered to the southeast. Very few if any buildings escaped injury. There is hardly a hnhitnble dry house in the city. When the people who had escaped death went out at daylight to view the work of the tempest and tho flood they saw tho most horrible sights imaginable. On the grounds which have been selected as tho site of tho South Carolina Tutor-State and Wost Indian Exposition there stands nn old colonial home, whioh was tho scene of lavish comfort and open hearted hospitality in days gono by. It is proposed to restoro this old homo, now somewhat touched by tho tooth of time, to something of its original state, and to collect within it walls valuable rolicn of the past. No State in the Union, perhaps, contains more of these relics than South Carolina, and some or these are not only notnblo ns antiques, but have the milled value of being historic. The table which Henry Laurens, president of the Congress of 1777, used while he was a prisonor in the Tower of London is in the possession of a lady of South Carolina, Few cities possess finer specimens of the work of the most famous of the curly miniaturists than Charleston does, while the old plantation homes on the Ashley and the Cooper have been in tho same family for more than two hundred years, urc full of reminders of the men who made South Carolina a great State in the early days of the republic, and whoso memories nro btiil kept green. Mr \\ V. Sslurlrm , .? f^.uvi^u, VI VliCBkCl ^ who lias been spending several days with friends with friends in Fort Mill,returned to hi? home Tuesday, Miss Maggie Porter, of Steele Creek, returned homo with him. Fresh Meat AND Fresh Ice. Yes; Ira G. Smythe & Son will keep constantly on hand a supply of Meats and Ice. Comparatively speaking, wo have boon unavoidably out of the business for two months, but we hope to bo able in tho future, by olose attention to business and fair dealing with our patrons, to furnish them with both Meat and lee in season, and merit a liberal sllJiro of llln nnl.lin ?~ i?wuunmi. Orders for Sunday loo received Saturday, and loo delivered from 7 to 9 a. m, Sundays. Call up No. 27 any tinio yocv need beef or Ice. IIM G. SMYTDE & SON. Spratt Machine Oo. Brick, Lumber, Laths, Lime, Shingles, Building; Supplies, and House Fittings of all kinds. Contractors and builders. Estimates on all work furnished promptly. Ti.? r?- * " jut- inner 01 /mraetion for those who nro especially particular nbout tho laundering of their Summer garments is the laundry. Kveryouo knows oxcept those who haven't tried our work, how clean; properly starched and ironed every article proves itself to ho after it has been through our hands. If you don't know us, let's get acquainted. For ease of mind and comfort of hotly, bo sure that your laundry goes to tho Model Steam Luundry. Charlotte. N. U. Cd. L. flcfcLH AN A Y, Agent, Fort Mill, S. C. We Feed the Hungry. When in town and you want a good meal, remember we feed nAnttlo A ? ' ' -n. mem lor 2o cents. Our liestaurant is on Depot street. Hand Bros.