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XOSAL AND PERSONAL ITEMS.
"Best cotton is bringing 7 'i-8 cents on this market to day. Prof. S. M. Mason spent Saturday and Sunday at his homo in Yorkville. Mr. lien Downs has accepted the position of guurd at the county stockade. This section was visited by a Jight rain Monday afternoon, the first which has fallen in six weeks. Messrs. J. 15. Mendenhall, J. W. McElhajiey and W. T. lloagland were visitors to the State fair last Thursday. Miss Ada Bradford left Saturday evening for Riverside, S. (J., where she began teaching a school Monday morning. Miss Marv Thoruwell returned from Columoia Friday night, after .spending several days in that city sightseeing at the State fair. Drs. D. (jr. Thompson and J. L. Spratt were among the number who went to Yorkville Monday to secure registration certificates. Mr Jessie B. Clyburn, r)f Rock Hill, and Miss Bright Blythe, of Waxhaw, N. C., were married at the parsonage last Sunday by Rev. R. A. Yougue. Mr. \Y. 13. Wilson, Jr., a rising young attorney of Rock Hill who is associated in business with his father, Hon. W. R. Wilson. Sr., spent several hours in town Monday morning. The Times learns that only one citizen has thus far registered to vote in the municipal election next January, notwithstanding the fact that the books of registration have been open for several weeks. Mr. R. Y. Macon is no longer agent of the Southern Railway at this place. The position has been held since Monday morning by Mr C. H. Rippy, who came up from 131ythewood Sunday night. County Treasurer Neely will be in Fort 5lill on the lJth and 1-ltli for the collect ion of taxes Tlms.? who can conveniently do so, would save themselves inconvenienco by paying their taxes on either of these dates. The fifth quarterly conference of the Methodist church will moet at Fort Mill November 13th. This meeting is familiarly known as the "hide and tallow" meeting, aud it is hoped the preacher will get ample tallow to supply his hide. That's right; if you have any news items worth publishing, instead of giving them to The Times send them away from home to a newspaper which is interested in Fort Mill only to the extent of the dollars aud cents it gets out of the place. The petit jurors drawn from this town and township to serve during the first week at the approaching term of court, which opens at Yorkville on the 18th instant, are, S. il. Epps, Sr., \Y. F. Patterson, E. \Yr. Kimbrell, W. IL. Parks, Fred Nims, Z. T. lSuiles. Mr. T. M. Hughes, of Lancaster, was in town Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Hughos, who is a member of the Williams-Hughes Co., reports that his company is doing an exceptionally large business, considering the fact that its first bid for public patronage was made only a month ago. It is reported that C. II. Lanier, brother of the man who was so foully dealt with in tho vicinity of Charlotte some months ago, suddenly disappeared from his home on the Springs place three weeks ago and that nothing has since been heard of him. His wife has moved to Texas, where her relatives live. Alex. Springs, colored, for whom n reward was offered, wascapturod in the Gold Hill section last week by Mr. S. P. Wilson. The reward was offered by Superintendent Mendenhall, of the Charlotte brick company, with whom Springs had broken a labor contract. Springs will reside for twenty days at the hospitable ( ?) camp of Superintendent Whitener. The committee in charge of the hot supper for the benefit of the Methodist church have decided to serve a regular supper in addition to the oysters. More than a hundred tickets have been sold, and as this is a worthy cause, it is hoped that all who can will attend. The ladies wan't contributions of provisions, etc. The supper will i?? seved in the town hall Friday evening, November loth, at 7:30. The Charlotte brick company is steadily improving its plant preparatory to the making of brick during the winter months, regardless of the weather. Recent additions to the plant is a large shed, 00 by 00 feet, in which dirt will be stored; a brick dry kiln and several covered clamp kilns. With these improvements, it is said that the company will be able to make brick, rain or shine. Coal is being used exclusively for tiring the1 Jtdus. ? , A FOUND DEAD IN A S! STREi Friday Afternoon too tic Billy c and Respected Citi Prof. David Anderson, a well- t known citizen of this place, was found dead in a small stream *JOO yards to the roar of \V. E. tiiiffin*s store,2 1 - miles north of town. Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock. I Last Tuesday at noon l'rof. Anderson left town in a lncj-oy with his brother-in-law, Mr. \\\ li Crook, their objective point beim_; the homo of the latter, in the northern part of the township. Fpoii reaching the store of .Mr. Griiiiti, Mr. Crook I ft his bui^y and went to a blacksmith shop which stands near by. Prof. An1 derson also left the buirirv a few minutes lifterwui-ds, and entered : the store, in wliieli lie remained ! only a few minutes, leaving through the hack door. Within a short time. Prof. Anderson was missed and search was instituted for liiin, hut without success. Mr. Crook then proceeded home, thinking that his brother-in-law had returned to town or had gone to Charlotte, which city he olten visited. Diligent inquiry Wednesday; and Thur.-day failing to elicit any i information as to the whereabouts J I of Prof. Anders >11,Friday afternoon a party was organized to search for him, the impression that misfortune had befallen him having! I gained credence hv that time. The i starting point of the party of j searchers, which was .romposed of a number of citizens as well as ; I several ollicers of the law, was at i the rear of Air. Griffin's store. Trove Over a Bailroad Embankment. As a result of the apparont will, ful carelessness of William Thrower, a young while man whose home is at one of the cotton mills in ! this place, Air. W. T. lloaglaud ( lost one of his finest livery horses j yesterday morning. Alonday morn i intc Thrower drove the horse to j Charlotte. After spending several hours in the city, he became intoxi icated, it is stated, and at b.oO o'clock Monday ni^ht drove the horse over an embankment of the !S. A. L. Kailwny, in the outskirts of the city, llefore the horse and bu^oy went over the embankment. Thrower jumped from the Im^y. i The horse becoming thoroughly frightened, ran down the tracks for | a short distance and was struck by j a locomotive. The bu^y was I completely demolished and the horse was so badly injured that the humane ollicers shot it yester- i day morning. It is said that Thrower desert od the suffering animal immediately after the acciI dent. ? An Important Arrost. Late Monday afternoon what is ] considered an important arrest was made by Police Officer 11. C.Culp. Douglass Timms is a ne^ro whose home is near Kock Hill. For some , time lie has been suspected of runniuo a blind ti^er at the dam of; the Catawba Power Co., m ar this place It is said that he has made frequent trips to Charlotte in a i>uf-jj4y ior the purpose dI haying , tin- whiskey which ho kept for sale ; at his tiirer, usually returning to, llio (lain through the soutiiorn | part of Fort .Mill with the bu^y well filled w i111 his purchases. The otlicers of the town have I men , on the lookout for Tiinins several weeks. Their time came Monday afternoon. A telephone message from a gentleman whose home , Timms passed near town informed the officers that he was coining and that he appeared to lie in a Lpeut hurry. I'pon this infonnation Otlicers ('ulp and Niveiis st a-; tioned themselves at a street corner in the southern part of I town. Presently Timms drove up. I f? was immediately arrested by j Otlicer ('ulp, who searched his i buooy. In the bed of the bu^tiy I \\7 n u F, ?i???< 1 ?"7 ?.!?.? ..... 1 w ? I ? I! * I.IIO tf$ 2^111 I flllU I 11(111 ] > i III bottles, all tilled with whiskey. Vi sterday morning Tininis was up before Mayor MeKlhaiiey ami was lined Sin for unlawfully transporting whiskey into the town and .?.*? for carrying a concealed weapon, a revolver having been found upon his person when he was arI rested. Timms paid both lines, and was released; but was inline- , (Ii itely re-arrested by Constable Thomasson, on the charge of violating the dispensary law. The small storehouse, slock of goods and home of John binds-y, colored, south of town, were total- 1 ly destroyed by tiro Saturday night at 12 o'clock. The tire is thought to have been the work of an in endiary. ? HALL m near fort mill f M David Anderson, an Apfl ui of this Place. where Prof. AnderRnn was last seen. Two hundred yards iniek of the store runs a small braneii, towhieh a path lead fn in theshuv. Sever il of llie searel.ers followed the path, and al a point wlnre ti;e path rios-j s the >ti\ am. l'ri.f \n. tiorson was f >111111 !\ i??14 with his fuoe iu t!i?' water, while tlit* body uid limits were lasting mi the bank neare.it the Store. From appearances he liad Iteesi dead several days. In one of the pockets of the dead man was t'oe.nd a sin til jtltial [tartly tilled with chloral. I\?r several months it lias I icon known in Fort Mid that l\of. Anderson's mind was nnRaluneed. Durino the past few weeks, howover, ho seemed to have gotten better and his friends had hopes that he was on the liiicli r??ad to recovery. Recently little has been seen of Prof. Anderson on the streets of Fort Mill, whieh.it is said, was due to the belief lie entertained that he had in s nne way outraged the public and would lie burm d at the stake. Prof. Anderson spent the greater part of his life as a school teieher. Twenty years aoo lie lived in Fort Mill, moving frotn here to I loridu. Last year he returned to Fort Mill, and has since lived here, lie was an ex-Uonletlernto soldier, ami is said to have fought valiantly fur the cause of tlu* South. Ho was about tin years of age, ami lielil membership in the Baptist church. Tiie remains were interred at Flint 1! ili cemetery Saturday afternoon. Popular Young ilan Seriously Injured. Mr. (ieo. It. Burnet, a youn^ white man. of Columbia, and 11 airman on freight train No. 7-~>. was seriously injured while attempting to uncouple an airbrake hose near the Dover Cotton .Mills in I'inevillc last Wednesday after noon. The hose was hard to cut loose and in his effort to disconnect it his foot was caught by one of the wheels, throwing liiui to the ground and grinding all the tlesli otr one of his legs from the thigh to t he knee and lacerat ing his hand badly. The young man was immediately taken to Charlotte and placed in a hospital. The physicians found it necessary to amputate the right log just above the knee, and the thumb of his left I. .... .1 mum. xne operation was successfully performed and it is thought tin! young man will recover. Burnett is a mere boy and a favorite with all the railroad men. He is well known by u number of people in Fort Mill, all whom will regret to learn of the misfortune whieh has overtaken him. The Drought in 1513. Solomon says, "The things that hath been it is thai whieh shall be; and there is 110 new thing under the sun." To hear the fanners talk about the corn crop one would think that such a disaster was never known in this suction before, and that starvation is just ahead. But a failure of the corn crop has happened before. An old letter written in Winnsboro as far back as the latter part of duly, IS1says: "Our cropslook miserable in t his <|u trier, and I am told that it is pretty generally so over the State. I have seen some gentleman from the low country who say the corn was so exhausted before they left home as to be altogether irrecoverable; bad news from the Wateree and ('ongareo, also, 1 never saw crops dwindl-'so fast, ami the old settlers say they never saw a dry spell do so inueh injury. There has not been such a prospect f. r corn lor ninny years, as was about tlirco weeks ago, bin so full of sup ftom the uiicoiimiotily good sensous in tii curly purl, thnt it could not stand the dry scorching sun. I do assure you thnt the prospect of not making l>rcad is very alarming." Contractors Lose Mozc'y and Stop Ucri. Contractors A. and (\ Wright, who have been in charge ol the work of the ('atawlia Power Poinpany, have Hurreudered their contract and h <ve been released fr?>ni all responsibility. Tin* work will be pushed by the company with all p ssible rapidity under the di red ion of Vice-Pn si? l?*i? t W. II. Wylie, who has been on the ground from the beginning. The Messrs. Wright have mot with unsurmountahle dil'iculties since taking charge of the work, and a report which is k I * I r 'liable lixes their loss at about 1 $:tr>.000.- Rov*k 11 ill letter iu the' Charlotte ' )bservci\ I Air. W. 11. Wvlie stated Friday that Messrs. Wright have not yet been released from their contraet, but that it is probable troy will be at an early date. Mr.' Wvlie, however, is now in charge of ihow.uk. 't he loss sustained by the Messrs. Wright, he says, i | would be about ?l2t>,UU0, and thisi amount is inclusive of the plant they have installed at the dam. Deducting the value of that plant, however, he thinks ?10,000 would be a fair estimate of the loss actually sustained by the contractors, -iiock 11 til ilcruld. Seller Hill for Fineville. \ p;?..v;it.. ;..t -r w . i 1 ? ...V . MM n|i<A.uu I'l * > t 'U (I I-?Silay to the ( iiarlottc Observer says: l '"Messrs. (ii o. I> ivis and !. . Mr- ' \Vhirt?T, of Mint lliil, wvre here) yesterday selecting a site for a rollrr mill ami cotton uin. Mr. Davis will mow his family lirre | by .laimnry 1st, ami Mr. MrWhir- ; t r's will follow lain*. Tho mill I will have ant) barrel per day rapar- I ity ami will be entirely completed by May 1st. ltk>2." Pleasant Valley Tots. Mr \Y. ( >. Hailrs visited friends I in this community Saturday ami. Sunday. Mr. Henry Olyburn and Miss i BluuclicSmitli, of Waxluiw, visit?mI friends here last Sunday. Mr. Stokes l.Vusart is visiting! relatives in this community. Mr. Samuel Harris, son of Mr. Solomon Harris, is exp -cted home i from Texas oil th.e Mh instant. Mr. II M. Mill. r. of Charlotte, J was down last week on business. Mr. .1. II. C'ulp has left for! (tklahouia Territory. t)ur ritizeiiH were surprised to hear of the I ss of a lar^ro inereantilo establishment in lo n*f Mill 1 Saturday night. \ lishing party from Fort Mill tried lli. ir hick Saturday evening! ami. wo are glad to say. met with unusual success. .Iai\h i:s. Gold Hill Notts. Nov. a. This section was well represented in Yoikvillo salcsday, last Montlay. Wo haw heard little from our! crack fanners recently; perhaps they are loo busy to talk or write j for the newspapers. Mr. (J. I'. , | ISIankenship is the only one we hear from nowadays?ho is scl1 lillg guano. The crop in this section w ill be very light ihis year. Some of the public roads in this section could be greatly improved by the exercise of a little elbow I grease. Mr. J. L. Kimbrell, who is considered something of a wvatlrr prophet hereabouts, remarked some timr aj??? that ihf first killing frost would come November Nth. Look out Friday morning ami sec whether his prodiotion i.-. verified. Mr William Coltharp has rented i his farm for l!K)2 and will live with his father, Mr. A. 11. Coltharp, next year. JIuV. - ? Astounding Discovery. From C'oopt rsville. M ichcomes woul t>f a wonderful discovery of a plea-ant tasting liquid that when used la-fore retiring l>y any one troiihled with a had trough always ensures a oood night's rest. "It will soon euro the eolith too," writes Mrs. S. 1 lunelhiuyer, "for three general ions of our lam ly have used l)r. Kin 's New Diseovi ery for Consumption and never found its equal for Coughs and Colds." lis an unrivaled lifesaver when used for desperate luni; diseases. (iiiaranteod bottles i oOe and SI .00 at Moaeham's lJruy Store. Trial bottles free. Lied of Lypthcria. The first death in Fort Mill township from dyptheria in a num- j her of years occurred just below town Wednesday uirdit. An infant of Hutler W hite, a colon d man, had been siek for . some time with a sore throat and chest, but the parents considered it only a severe cold. A physician was finally summoned and on his arrival found tin* child in a dyinjr j condition, from dyptheria. - ? (]rc?t Luck Of An Hriitor. "For two years a!i efforts to cure Iv'/cina in the palm-- of my hands failed," writes lid it or II. N. Lester, of Syracuse, Kan., "then J w k wholly cured hy Bucklon'a Arnica Sdve." It's the world's befit for Kruptions. Soiva and all skin diseases. Only 'Joe et Menchuin'b Druo Store. Ninety-live thoufif nd dollars worth of property, including 25 lions s, was destroyed by lire in TiinnionHville Wednesday morn-1 in^ at t o'clock. | WABM GOODS 11 1 COOi Wf ATttS*. pi Remember our sale of Underwear-. WompnV lmif i-f" , xtm wo~l w.-t at $1.15 per pair. Pautq of the same at $1.15 V. Jfi jo for two 2 pairs. A he.ivy cotton vjest, worth 35 cents, i i ? ^ 55 cents per i>air. Pants of the aarue at 55 cents for 2 t'r i pairs. Children's union suits at 25 cents. Boy's vet a ml * | jy pants, heavy, at 25 cents. A full line of men's underwear I (y? iioth wool cotton. Women's half wool hose at 35 cea\e. I two pairs for 25 cents. All wool hose at 25 cents. Wo- \ j I jfo ftieu's lleeee lined co ton hose at 121-2 and 25 cents. cy1 Children's hose at 10 and 25 cents. See our Iron Cad Hi U litis for hoys at 25 cents. Infant's wool hose at 10 cents 1 nfants half wool wrappers at 25 cents. A heantifn !*.t ? v ^ t.f wo <\ Fascinators, all colors, at 20, 25 and 60 r?r ;? ,-^p C-& Wool Mittens at 10, 15 and 25 conts. Pure silk initt> ns vv* Jy heavy drummer's samples?wortu 75c and $1. yours t r s 35 and 50 cents. Our Hingwood Knit Gloves for woxne * tlio latest, at 25 and 50 cmUfl A #.?li t;...- ?1 - - - - ? MM ???. UlfU BUI., ' rU: V. . and work gloves. Our line of Jackets for women n > , ?aaj children is the complete. We have the very iatest, n id ^ they are beautiful garments. See our Box Coat fi . ti> ft* Miss, they are beauties. *ji S MKACHAM & EPFS. ?f . | # $> J Short Crops < n ^ Call for S $ Short Prices, | / So wo have decided to cut our prices down to suit die ^ M . ^ / crops. We have a big stock and consequently have big & ($? bills to pay and need money with which to pay them. Tf \ i . - ' nave any money to spare, wo will give you more goods (& (J? for it. right now than you will ever be able to got. anywhere *9 ^ else. Since it has become so unfashionable with Burnt & , qfo people to pay their store accounts in thne to help us pay ^ our fall bills, we shall hereafter be compelled to stick ^ A closer to a cash business. "'Credit, used and not abused, Jp sb capital thet never ineltB away." Jk New lot of Dry Goods, Shoes, Millinery, Furnitn. . Stoves, etc., just arrived. Don't fail to get our short j ^ pt ices. . B $ L. J. MASSEY. 2 | "OLD RELIABLE btoutoi *M 0 "Still in the ring if we don't make a t iing." e> | > v B DX a. . a 41 ! j9HHH We know money is scarce, buBS|^H| 0 we all must wear Clothing Slioes, and eat hog and hominy. ? We have a big stock of Clotl^^^^^l innra 0 ing and Shoes and we are going ^HB|H z* make prices to suit everybody. W^H^g|fl a few things: Pants from 3(> cents to 85 a pajfl I CO x B 0 Children's suits at vonr own ill I ? J 0 Shoes from 25 cents to $4 a [>< I ?-i fl 0 Blace Dress Goods from 15 cHj^^HBfl a up p Fancy Dress Goods from 15 0 a yard up. BMbmHBSm 0 Don't miss buying our cc]hBREKh| ? ted "Fagle" Shoes for men, e% and children. These shoes ar?2nHIHBH #VA ^ ranted and, for the money, a?HHHBH v best on earth. \Ye are headqifl B g) for hardware, groceries, ba^g-jB B 0 ties. We also sell acid, uxiKSBBBUBBU Q potash, cotton meal 0 seed feed. Get our prices o^B^m^SjHH ^ f.nro mul flf/woc On? ..??? OWTVD* VfUJl |M U't'H ^ lowest. Highest market ?| for seed, 0 baled hay. Bb^^^HHhH <g "OLD RELIABLE! T. F>. 13ELK, l'ropriet()|^HHH|jH|HB^Hj^y^P