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* tfORT MILL HELANtiK. . i Pithy Points Gathered for the Perusal of Time* Readers. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cunning- . i Lam, of Ardroy's, were in iown ( Monday. Messrs. L. J. Ma68py and S. A. | Epps have returned from the i*or- ! j Aheru markets. ( Mc. B. Frank Massey, of Tirrah, nnd Miss Maggie Poag, of Old Point, fluent. KnnHnv it, , J ... VV...W. , . Mr. J. B. Massey left Monday j ?ightXor Richmond, Va., to enter ] the Union Theological Seminary. ! Mrs. J. L. Watson has moved iuto tbo Mrs. N. C. Massey bouse on Booth street. M'ss Myra Fra- 1 vor will board with her. , Misses Bessio Boyd and Bertha . ! I Massey loft Monday night for lied j .Springs, N. C., wbero they will enter the Red Springs Seminary, j Miss Eilie Culp accompanied them ae far as Charlotte. Monday morning Superintendent II. C. Culp, of thocounty chain .gang, brought to Fort Mill from lire western section of the county the rock-crnshing outfit, preparatory to macadamizing apart of the public road j iu this township. .Siuce the gang was brought to this community a few weeks ago some , very valuable work lias been done by it on the Lancaster road. At the solicitation of the officers of the military company in this place Dr. J. H. Thornwell and Row 1 K. A. Yongue have agreed to loc- 1 <ture in the town hall Friday evening, September 21, at 8 o'clock for the benefit of the company. The subject of their lectures will be announced in these columns next woek. Arrangements have also !, been made with Mr. C. P. Blun- j kenship, lender of the Gold Hill orchestra, to furnish music for the I occasion. The price of admission is to be 15 cents and tickets will be placed on sule at the drug store of W. li. Ardrey <fc Co. Saturday .afternoon. The Second Primary. Fort Mill has probably ner?er j, aeeu a Democratic primary election pass <*[T as quietly as did ,tlie ( of yesterday, which was held for the per pose of nominating three county officers and a like number of State officers. At most primary elections which have been held in jthis place a considerable number 1 of workers were in evidence, but on yesterday thero was (to bo seen a very limited number of men who seemed to be specially interesed in <4 Ki o raon! A r? nmKat* of rvuw * vnuu, ix 11 uuiuci Ul lUUBC who wore prominent in the first primary, which was held on the 28th ultimo, wore conspicuous for their absence. The race for clerk of court developed a major part of tlie interest of the day. Ail kind , of stories were circulated Among the voters as to the use of money, etc., at other places by the friends of the two candidates, but these istoriea did not seem to influence j many. The election of n county supervisor, in which Fort Mill hnd a candidate, was a walkover for the home mnn. There was little inter- j eat in the race for coroner. In the early morning hours there was some work dono for Colonel Iloyt, for governor, by his Prohibition friends, but it was thought by all ithat Governor MeSweonoy would receivo a majority ui mis piace. For lieutenant-governor. Col. Jim Tillman was tho favorite, and for railroad commissioner neither can- j /dinato was worked for specially by i anyone. Tho result of the vote at this precinct is as follows: Clerk of court.?Tate, 127; Wy- ' lie, 120. County supervisor.?Culp, 227; Gordon, 20. Coroner.?Lout Irian, 192; Love, i 53. Governor.? McSweeney, 141; Hoyt, 109. Lieutenant-Governor.? Tillman, 161; Sloan, 91. Railroad commissioner.?Evans, 126: Whartton, 127. Complete returns for York county, as telephoned The Times from Yorkville this morning, ?ivo McSweeney J,724, Hoyt 1,202, Tillman 1,843, Sloan 1,095, Evans 1,650, Wharton 1,260, Tato 1,452, Wylie 1,502, Culp 1,133, Gordon 1,790, Louthian 1,787, Love 1,157. Total vote, 2,985. At tbe National Capital. Regular correspondence. Washington, Sept. 30, 1000.? Mr. Mcliinley is still in Washing- ; Ion, but instead of devoting hie I time to Chinese matters?ho has i reason to think thait there will he no withdrawal of allied troops from Pt kin for ninny months and j that the settlement of the mstter will not be until long after the election?he is hard at work studying up schemes to help his waning , political fortunes and to head off ! the stampede of Republicans to Bryan, which confidential reports have caused him to fear. He will send four members of the cabine*. an the stump. Postmaster General ' Smith has already gone to Maine., , and from there will go on an extended speaking tour, including West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illi- j uois, Kansas and any other States : where there is a demand for his services. Secretary Wilson will j stump in agricultural sections. Attorney-General Griggs will not make a long trip, but will speak wherever llauna desires, and Secretary Root will make* a few speeches, mostly in tlie big cities. ' Mr. McKinley's personal tusk is to try to answer in his letter of acceptance seme of the broadsides tired at the administration by (\>1otiel Bryan in his speeches, ami he recognizes that it is a difficult one. n ? 1 -- i umi nil J WII^V irt 1H>1 it epcilhcr, but ho was ordered to writo tlio answer to the recent letter of Mr. Carl Schurz, which tore up Mr. 1 Glare's recent attempt to create a financial scare ho effectively, and as soon as ho finished the task he went away for a month's vacation. The contents of Mr. Game's last letter may he summed up us "what , I say first, 1 say last." It is stated that the cabinet con- ! sidored the horrible stories of looting and murder in China by the Russian and French sections of the allied army, sent by the Associated Press, and published all over the United State# lost week, | and decided todo nothing,because the matter did not concern the United States. If that decision was actually made, Mr. McKinley and hisndvisers have made another serious mistake. This government has made ilself an equnl partner with the other powers which have troops in China and the improper acts of the troops of any one of those powers does very seriously concern tho United States, as Mr. AlcKinloy will learn when the people are heard from. The proper tiling for this government to do is to ascertain officially whether those stories of horrible barbarities, which would disgrace an army of savages, are true, and if they are, to innko a strong protest to the governments of Russia and France, accompanied by a demand that stops be taken to prevent their repetion while this government is a member of the alliance. If such things are countenanced, the claim of civilization and Christianity now mado the allied powers will necessarily become ridiculous. Chairman Richardson, of the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee, will during the remainder of the campaign divide his timo between Congressional headquarters, in Washington, and the New York branch of the national committe headquarters. -4t> One More Receiver. Friday afternoon Capt. A. E. i Smith was nppointed temporary receiver of the old Rock Hill cot- j ton mill, now known as the Cres-1 ceut mill. Captain Smith took chargo at once nnd the spindles which have been silent for a week past are now humming. It is expected by the management to get the mill out of the hands of the receiver within GO days. It will bo romembored that last year, as the Rock llill mill, this concern went into the hands of a receiver. It was bought by Chnrlotte parties niul immediately transferred by them to the present ownership. Expensive repairs wero at onco instituted, such as putting in 3,50 spindles, renewing the boiler plant, etc., and building new tenements. Since then the mill has been making some money, but not enough to pay for these improvements and i ,. . v *till meet llio outstanding indebtedness. This lntter is the cnuse of the trouble, and the application for a receivi r is based upon the debt due Snuniel Friedheiin and secured by mortgage debt. $10,000 Fire In t*ock Mill. Fire, which originated in S. T. Frew's machine shop in Rock Hill Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, did nearly $10,000 damage. The fire broke out in the boiler room of the machine shop, which is situated in the rear of the main business part (<f the city,and the building being of wood, burned so rapidly that the workmen barely had time to escape. The llames soon crossed to the wood shop, which was also quickly consumed. From the wood shop the tiro spread to 4l,? .1 r '' ?? ' IIIV- niiifUUUM' U1 II1U liOClv Itlll Hardware Company, which waa partially destroyed. Thence the flames went to the Rock llill Wagon Factory, a wooden structure, which was entirely lost. Then the fire spread south to Westi rlnuds tin shop, <hence to a negro cabin in the rear. Tho heat from tLe burning wo. den buildings was so intense that McF.Iwee <fc Russell's bakery, which adjoins their store ou Main street, caught, and but for the timely arrival of the entire fire department every building on west Main striM t would have been con- ( sumed. vooNMeration for a Colored Wontnn. ; ".1. II. T." writing from Fort, Mill, to the Columbia Slate, under ; auto ot ^September t>, says: I wish that nil the readers of Uncle Tom's Cabin conld have been with mo Monday afternoon i at the funeral services of Charlotte Stewart, colored. They were conducted by Rev. Dr. Thornwell. pas- I tor of the Presbyterian church in Fort Mill at the residence of the late Capt. B. II. Massoy, in the , presence of the Massey connection. When a child of five yearH of age, Charlotte was purchased by Cnpt. II. 11. Massey and put in charge of his first child, now | Mrs. J. W. Ardrey. For something over a half century she grew up in the household, nursing children niul grand-children until she bocatno recognized as one of the family circle. The call of freedom had no enchantment for her and to nil overtures for enjoying the privileges of the free sho could answer, "1 dwell among mine | own people." And it was only in 1871), under tlio positive orders of , her husband, backed by the eni treaties of her children, that sho , romoved to Arkansas. A few weeks ago becoming homesick for the | old plantaiion" and the '"old cabin ! homo" she wrote to the family, \ asking them to sond money for her return. To the entreaties of her children, who were well-to-do and offered her a homo for life, she turned a deaf ear, and like "black Joe" could only hear the voices of ; long ago calling to her. The rej ception she met on her return ' would seem incredulous to the gen oration now living. Moon after her return alio was taken with typhoid dysentery and was removed to one of the back rooms in the Massoy homestead, where every attention was given her, and when the end came her eyes woro closed by her forme r mistress and her own white playmates. The paIIhearers were Capt. J. W, Ardrey, J. M. Spratt, and the grandsons of the late Capt. B. II. Massey. It was very touching to see Mrs. Massey. now past three score years and ten, getting up from a sick bed to ride throe miles in this intensely hot weather to see her old family servant laid away to rest. And as the little grandchildren passed along with flowers in their hands "for Mamma Charlotte's I grave" the writer wished for a kodak that the picturo might he published in the Northern papers. I A few vears nrm n nummmmt i ? ?j ~~ry~ " ?? was erected to the memory of the faithful slaves at Fort Mill, S, C. Today the writer had a personal experience of what relationship meant. The ties of blood wore no stronger than the ties of friendship between the worthy slave and the 1 Urne (nattier. white, ut vo^tSbjl i till ere were abuses of the system,' pie loving care and anxiety of the master was proverbial. There wcs much philosophy in the anguieti of the old darkey, who when tokl . that ho was five regretted so much that his old "Ma.-sa had died before freedom came," for 1 reckon, continued the darkey, "Massa would have been free too, for he done bin the slave all his life, but this here thing they call freedom brings me i tho first care of my life." b . r ?1 w Eagj 1 g f f?^ ;/: *1 h-1 fU E1^ ? | W o a S3 H a pssj .; | s PS) o ^ ?? ?WE22] ? W J B?wsb4 p > ? u pssa co H ? 7 iBIW1 '*< ^ bi ^ pvnrsrnvs O cj r^T-i I i (MSM'ujj CTRMMIW ^ I??j -TV Mr' J. w . I g pp i ?=si - . I frw^zra-v-J ?H liabtM^ O Ik * E-^ % i v-? v? K" ? IP YOU AltE IN BUSINESS IN THIS SECTION AN AD. V ERTISEMENT IN THE TIMES WOULD PAY YOU HANDSOMELY. TIIY IT. I STATIONERY STORE. ! I \V(. havo tlio largest and nicest assortment of Stationery and School Supplies over seen in Fort Mill. Twenty different slylcn of box papers, from 5 cents per box to the very latest design and quality. For school use we have tablets in any desired shape and quality. Inks?black, red, and white?mucilage, pencils?black and colored?note books, chalk, and the handsomest line of memorandums ever seen in the , town. W. B. ARDRKY fc 0. . ."TSIP * ' * V "N Q COME AND SI FALL i Our stock is now complete ;n nil is higher tlmu it has boon for several low as ever, eouie things much lower 4L.1 !i ? ' turn n ve useless lo attempt to descril at our stores we will take pleasure ii prettiest stock of goods ever shown 1 we will not employ a milliner this sei selected stock, of the latest styles ii a/Tord to 6ell very low, ns we snvo ab< salary, which we proposo to give our the way of low prices. L. J. Mi A WARNING Our buyer has just returned from busy opening up New Hoods, so ho li uient. But he wants to sound a warning in DRESS GOODS but plain goods; son. Wo will tell you next week wlic MEACHAM P^yiNCHE I Factory" Loaded S | "Leader" and "Repeater" | powder and "New Rival" lo | Superior to all other brands i | UNIFORrilTY, RELIABI1 1 J STRONG SH< 5 Winchester Shells are for sale ^ having them when you buy and ) | $ | JOB PRINTING i AT T rif $* 1 4 SE OUR NEW 1 department*. Altkotagh cottoa ?? 3R years, most of our prices are as We have so many new things L. it 1 1 * ue mom uere, oui n you vrill call n showing you tho largest and lore before. For several reasons iyon, but have a smalt but well u Trimmed Hats, which wo caa *>. )ut a hundred dollars milliner's pnstomers the full benefit of ia lSSEY. TO LADIES. me ^oriuern markota and ia very asn't time to writo au advertiseto the ladies. We have nothing they are tlio goods for this seait wo liavo in this lino. & EPPS. :ster_, I hotgun'Shells. j loaded with Smokeless > aded with Black powder. ; or LITY AND\ NOTING QUALITIES. ; by al! dealers. Insist upon fou will get the best. i tim # & ' \ . I 0 , iie .' . . > TIMES OFFICE. $ * . ; *: