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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. After eighteen years of close confinement ni the Dry Goods business,’ I have decid= ud to make a change. My entire line of Dry hoods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Gents’ i-urnishing Goods will be thrown upon the market Monday morning at SACRIFICE PRICES to close out for CASH. I could no doubt sell this entire stock in bulk, but prefer to give my customers and friends who have traded With me in the past, the benefit of this opportunity to supply their wants at COST! ior a time. I have no old goods or trashy stock to palm off on the public, for you all know I have been in business only a short time since my separation from the old firm. Everything must be sold sold as rapidly as possibly, for the shorter the sale, the less the expense. Come at once and get some of the big bargains in Dress Goods, Silks, Velvets, Woolens, Clothing for Men and Boys, Shoes, Hatsand Caps, Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Table Linens, lowels, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Ladies’, Gents’ and Children’s Under wear, Shirts, Overcoats, Umbrellas, Do= niestics, Notions of all kinds, Ladies’ Capes and Jackets, (all new), and in fact everything in the store must go Regardless of Prices! Now is your chance! Come at once and trade with confidence, and you will be accorded the same fair treatment you have always received at my store. Yours to close out, Lee —= , “All Ihe World a Lover Loves.” Is a truism as old as love itself, and all lovers of the beautiful and artistic in HOLIDAY' GOODS can please their loved ones by selecting presents from our superb stock Never before have we carried such a magnificent line ci Christmas goods, and the most fastidious can get what they want here. In Toilet Sets, Cut-Glass goods, Shaving Sets, Portfolios, Leather Goods, Manicure Sets, Fue Vases, etc. Our line excels all others.< Buy HIM a handsome Meer schaum Pipe, in the smoie of which he can conjure up visions of his “angel.’’ Buy HI£R that superb Toilet Set and your case is won. At all events go to .1. R. HUDSON’S For Christmas Goods. I FOR SALE. 14" acres, 3J mile® from railroad, rents for 5 bales cotton, $>1,250. 1 acres choice land in good neigh borh9< <l. Six room house and out buildings, 2,01X1 bearing peach trees. Howe place, I,o>o acres rich land. ■>tooiu house, Church street, $l,lOO- J-B, Nicholson place, 880 acres, one mile (>t Preston. Easy paymnts. ■' acres, »i miles of ’Americus] rents for £IOO. BPr, “', near Smithville; luice levil land, 50 p er acre. lour room house an 1 three acre-; in. good condition. SSOO. FOR RENT. •■■room house and two 'near R K shops, $-» month. Now is the time j vcs t your idle , r8 ‘ ’ have a few bargains not in - « Ist Come to see me it you wish ™ buy,sdl or rent P. B. WILLIFORD, "IIH JACKSON STREET. the FLOWER OF -FLOURS -. .. —— HENRY CLAY, | 1 am Sole Agent in Americus for Henry Clay Flour, made iu Lexington, Kg. and conceded the finest eyer sold this or any other market. Sold at '' bolesale and retail. Try Henry Clay Hour. bagley grocery co., I If you want a L-odirs. ioaQ ° n y ° nr _________________ farm or city property, you will save money by seeing me. Three to ten years time. Rates low and terms easy. Office in Planters Bank building. \ c » ellis. I Americus, Ga. L Hotel, GEORGIA ■il’roprieMi' THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER. Christmas From the dollar Brownie for the boys and girls, up to the No. 5 Cartridge Codak, with its more expensive tquipment, Every S'ze and style of Kodak makes an appropriate Christmas pres ent. For the young folks there cau be nothing more fitting— nothing that will give more pleasure or more instruction, # Amateur photography culti vates a taste for the beautiful in nature and in art. It teaches observation; its influences are all the highest and best. Put a Kodak on your Christmas list. Christmas Phonographs Another very desirable present is a Talking Machine. I have them from $5 to $l5O. All the latest records in songs, operatic selections, and talking speci alties. Christmas Pic eg les Tn our bicycle department we are still in the lead with the solid Sterling “built like a watch,” and the Crescent, “the wheel that stand up.” Corres pondence soiicite Catalogues for the asking. Amateur pic ture making a specialty. WILL DUDLEY, AMERICUS, GA. pARM and CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE CHEAP AND ON EASY TERMS Carter farm, 450 acres,'Lee county. Freeman place. 40 acres, out Forsyth St. Hudson Block on Lee and Jefferson streets and Hudson alley. The Burke-Coleman city home place. A iso other valuable Lee street, Forsyth street and Mayo street GEORGIALOAN & TRUST CO. See H. T. Davenport. Removal. I have removed my law office from the Wheatley building to the Council Bank Building, second floor, Room No. 18. W. W. DIKES, Jr. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? We find by actual comparison that our sales for October are more than double what they were the same month last year. It Means This! That the people are fast finding out | the fact that our PRICES ARE LO WER and our shoes are better than other houses are selling. Empire Shoe Store, J. W. L. DANIEL, Mgr. Nicholson’s Old Stand, Americus. Ga. 1 -"-r Business.... ....Directory. WHITLEY GROCERY CO. Wholesale Grocers, Agents: BALLARDS OBELISK FLOUR. LONG HORN TOBACCO. AMERICUS FUKNIIURE AND u ndertaking company C C HAWKINS, Manager. Dealers m —— Furniture, Coffins and General Merchandise, D WT AKE ~ • MBA LMERS nrtnn f. Just Keceiv d from Landreth s Farm: Rutabaga and all Other varieties of TURNIP SEED. DR. E. J. ELDRIDGE. •I ,<-ks< u and Lan ar Str.’.ts. The Peoples Bank, Americus, Ga. Transacts a general banking busi ness. Loans made on approved securi ty. Interest paid on time deposits, W. H SIMMCNs, Americus Grocery Company W holesa le ■ G rocer s AMKRICUS and ALBANY AMERICUS ICE FACTORY manufacturers PURE ICE. Capacity twenty daily. Orders prompt ly filled, Correspondance solicited. S. R. SIHS. Prop. JOHNSON & HARROLD, uoiton Wta ui MERCHANTS AND DEALERS 1N.... HEAVY GROCERIES and FERTILIZERS, Plantation Supplies Furnished on Reasonable,Terrnu. Cash advanced on cottonin store at- lowest currentrates of Interest. Save Money BY LOOKING AT McMATH BROS., Fine School Shoes For Misses’ and Boys’. Also Cheap Saits, Umbrellas, Underwear, Etc. McMATH BROS. STEVE WOOTEN has the only reall ble transer agency in the city. All orders attended to promptly it left at Windsor hotel. Hours 6am to 10 pm. Orders for night trains must be left before p m, Respectfully, roHNEg, STEVE WOOTEN. AMERICUS.,GA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18. 1900. '’“7 —.—„ R -41 - . b M||| 'j/ - IWBs i •• SSI Syrup Tigs Ac/sf/easd/itfy andDvmpl/y. Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. /resents in acpeptable/brm the iareal ire princip/es ofp/ants An own to act most beneficially. TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUPCO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. LOUISVILLE , KY. NEWYORK. N.Y. for sale by druggists price 50? per bottle. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure Digests what you eat. It artificially digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It is the latest discovereddigest mt and tonic. No oilier preparation can approach it in efficiency. It.in stantly relievesand permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Siok Headache, Gastralgia,Crampsanci all other results C's imperfect digestion. Pricesoc andsl. Large sizecontalns 2% times small size. Bookali aboutdyspepsiamailedfree Prepared by E C DeWiTT a CO., Clj’caso- W. A RBMBERT, AMERICUS. GA. KIDNEY DISEASES are- the most fatal of all dis eases, rni FV!O KIDNEY CURE Is a rULC I d Guarantesd Remedy or money refunded. Contains remedies recognised by emi nent physicians as the best for Kidney and Bladder troubles. PRICE 50c. and SI.OO. Davenport Drug Co Wißi ■ z i j^p imrrl "" PENNSYLVANIA PURE RYE, [EIGHT YEARS OLD. OLDiSHARPE WILLIAMS FOUR FULL QUARTS OF THIS OLD jPLRE RYE. C -> EXPRESS PREPAID. We snip on approval In plain, sealed boxes, with m marks to indicate contents. When you receive it and test it, if it is not satisfac tory, return it at our expense and we will re turn your 83.60 We guarantee this brand to be eight years old Eight bottles for $6 50, express prepaid; 12 bottles for $8.50 express prepaid; 1 gallon jug. express prepaid, $3.00; 2 gallon iug, express prepaid, $5.50. No charges for boxing. We nandie all tne leading brands of Rye and Bourbon Whiskies in the market, and will save vou 50 r»er cent, on vour purchases. L yuart. Gallon. Kentuck Star Bourbon $35 $1 25 Eikndge Bourbon JO ’l5O Coot. Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60 Mellw oud Pure Rye 50 1 90 Monogram Rye 55 2 CO Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25 Baker’s AAaA 65 2 40 O. OP. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 240 Old Crow 75 2 50 Finches’ Golden Wedding.... 75 2 75 Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00 Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 3 50 Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 1 25 4 CO The above are only a tew brands of the many we carrv in stock. Send for catalogue. All other goods by the gallon, such as Corn Whiskey, Peach and Apple Brandies, etc,, sold equally as low, from $1,25 gallon upj wards. We make a specialty of the jug trade and all orders by mail or telegraph will have our prompt attention. Special Inducements of fered. . The Altmayer & Flatau Liquor Co. jar-Mall orders same day receipt ol order. L 506, 508, 508, 510, 512;Fourth-st. Near Union-Passanger[Depot Phone 265. \ Macon. - • Georgia. Russell’s Restaurant, Opposite Postoffice, Americas, Ga. GOOD Meals at all hours. Ladies and gentlemen served promptly. Best nttention, Fare the best in'market. IS IN VIOLATION OF THE MON3OE DOCTRINE France Proposes to Buy Bra zilian Territory. WOULD HAKE OBJECTION United States Will Enter Strong; Pro- test Against the Deal—Land Wa; Awarded to Hraz.il by Switzerland as Arbitrator—Washington News. Washington, Dec. 17.—The territory until recently in dispute between Bra zil and France, and which has been de creed to belong to Brazil, may shortly become the sulfject of dispute between France and the United States under the Monroe doctrine. It is now reported that some French financiers, anticipating that the decis ion would be favorable to France, had already invested their capital in this tearitory, They are now, it is said, try ing to engineer a deal by which the French government will buy this land from Brazil. The state department has absolutely no knowledge on the subject. Its at tention has, however, be.en called to the matter and the attempt of the French capitalists to secure government aid in getting their money back will be watch ed with interest. There is hardly any question, it is said, at the state depart ment that such action would be a viola tion of the Monroe doctrine and would call forth a protest from the United States. As long as the claim was in its origi nal form, France might have maintained that she was simply rectifying her boundaries and that the United States could not object to that. France has, however, forfeited the right to make that claim by submitting the matter to arbitration and getting an adverse de cision. The territory involved embraces about 100,000 acres. Switzerland acted as ar bitrator and decreed that the land be longed to Brazil. CHARGES AGAINST NOYES Senator Carter Introduces a Resolu tion For an Investigation. Washington, Dec. 17.—Soon after the senate convened today a bill extend ing to homestead settlers on the Chip pewa Indian reservation in Minnesota the right to commute their entries was reported by Mr. Nelson of Minnesota. After a half hour’s discussion it was recommitted to the committee. In the senate today Mr. Carter of Montana introduced a resolution call ing upon the judiciary committee to in vestigate and report to the senate the facts in the matter of charges against Judge Noyes of Alaska. The resolution is more comprehensive than that presented by Mr. Brick of Indiana in the house and covers all the allegations previous to the appointment of Judge Noyes. It is referred to the judiciary committee. The senate at 12:45 o’clock went into executive session for the further consid eration of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. INDIVIDUAL PENSION DAY Mr. Bromwell Speaks In Favor of the Pending Measure. Washington, Dec. 17.—This was in dividual pension day in the house. The speaker first recognized Mr. Bromwell of Ohio, who moved to sus pend the rules and pass the bill reported by the civil service commission to give preference to honorably discharged sol diers 111 the executive departments of the governmet. It provided that honorably discharged soldiers of the civil war and after them honorably discharged soldiers of the Spanish war and the war in the Philip pines be gven preference both in .ap pointment to office and retention therein and that loss of limbs or other physical impairment which does not incapacitate shall not disqualify’ them. After an interesting debate the bill was defeated, 51 to 105. No Satisfactory Reason Given. Washington, Dec. 17 —Such reports as the state department has had from Mr. Conger up to the present fail to de velop a satisfactory reason for the in sistance of the British government on amending the Peking agreement on the one hand or for the liesitation of the foreign ministers to sign the agreement on the other hand. Several Cases Advanced. Washington, Dec. 17. —Chief Justice Fuller today advanced a number of cases involving the relation between the United States and Porto Rico so as to be heard with the DeLima case, in which this question is at issue. ROBSON’S NARROW ESCAPE Bullet Fired Into a Train Strikes Close to Him. Danville, Ky., Dec. 17. James Stout, one of the richest young men in this part of Kentucky, is in jail here charged with shooting into passenger trains on the Queen and Crescent rail road between here and Junction City. Stout, who has been acting queerly for several days, stationed himself on a hill 2 miles from town Saturday and blazed away at several trains with a big re volver. 1 One train which passed carried Stuart Robson, the actor, and his company. Two bullets crashed through the win dow of the smoking compartment where Robson was seated and narrowly missed , him. a Talladega Society Disappointed. Talladega, Ala., Dec. 17.—Society is just recovering from the shock it sus tained by the nonarrival of the Duke and Duchess of Manchester, who were scheduled to be in this city last Wednes day. Eugene Zimmerman, father of the duchess, has had his household ef fects removed to Cincinnati, which is taken to mean that he will not hereafter maintain a residence here. To Make Steel Rails. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17. The 1 statement is made that the Sioss-Shef field Steel and Iron company will begin preparations during the coming year to manufacture steel and steel rai(s. This 1 statement emanated from President E. • O. Hopkins, who has returned from the quarterly meeting of the directors of the company recently held in New York. Ball I’iayer injured. Yos AxGXLr. <,lsec i 17.—Frank Chance, I thZLsjfSfier of the Chicago bast ball club, andjL present playing in the Southern ' California State league, is in a precari -1 ons Condition resulting from being hit °o kjie head by a pitched ball. BRITISH WAY OUT OF THE DIFFICULTY Their Method of Settling the Canal Question. f ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Princess Asturias to Marry Prince Car los, a Relative of the Spanish Pre tender—Germany and Russia Held Blauiable For Chinese Massacres. . London, Dec. 17.—Discussing the at titude of the United States senate rela tive to the Hay-Puucefote treaty, the Westminster Gazette says today that it is perfectly natural the United States should desire to exact guarantees against the use of the Nicaragua canal by an enemy in the event of war. The article in question declares, how ever, that because America desires a concessiou is not sufficient reason for taking it without giving an equivalent in return, and suggests that “away out of the difficulty is to settle the vexatious Alaskan boundary against the abroga tion of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.” TO MARRY PRINCE CARLOS Queen Regent Announces the Be trothal of Princess Asturias. Madrid, Deo. 17»—The queen regent sent to the cortez today a communica tion relative to the forthcoming mar riage of the Princess Asturius with Prince Carlos, second son of the Count of Caserta, head of the Syrian branch of the Bourbon family. Au exciting debate followed on ac count of the bearing the union may have on the succession. There has been so much preliminary controversy that Queen Christina is in mind to have the matter settled. Princess Marie de Las Mercedes of Spain, princess of Asturias, is the eldest of the three children born to the late King Alfonso XI. The death of her father when she was but 5 yedfrs old made her sovereign until the birth of the present king, six months later. She is now heiress presumptive to the crown. In June last it was reported that the young princess was to be betrothed to Prince Aloert of Belgium, but contrary to all calculations she fell in love with Don Carlos and said she would marry no one else. On account of his belonging to a fam ily of distinct Carlist tendencies and un important so far as royalty is concerned, state reasons are very much against the union. DR. PARKER AS AN EDITOR London Sun Makes Its First Appear ance Under His Direction. London, Dec. 17. —The first issue of the London Sun, under the editorship of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, pastor of the City Temple, appeared this afternoon. The column where the day’s betting is usually published contains, under the caption “Latest News,” “The Wages of Siu Is Death” and other familiar texts, followed up by a vigorous protest against gambling. The article declares “if a paper cannot live six days without pan dering to the gambler, the drunkard and the sensualist, let it wither away.” In another editorial Dr. Parker urges the magistrates to “apply the cat and wipe out Hooliganism.” Otherwise the paper is much the same as usual, the advertising columns being filled with company prospectuses, and the news columns announcing “An other Ghastly East End Tragedy.” REWARDED FOR BRAVERY Madame Berosthorn Decorated With the Cross of Legion of Honor. Paris, Dec. 17.—The Cross of Legion of Honor has been conferred upon Madame Berosthorn, wife of the Aus trian charge d’affaires at Peking, for her heroic conduct and assistance to the French during the siege of the legations. Only one other foreign woman has been thus decorated. She is Marie Schelle nec)j, a Belgian woman, who disguised her sex and joined Napoleon’s army as a private soldier and became a corporal, a sergeant and then a lieutenant. She served 17 years, went through 12 campaignsand was eight times wounded. Napoleon decorated her personally in 1808. This Napoleonic affair is recalled in the decoration of Madame Berosthorn, Who, with her husband, is rewarded for their personal bravery in defending the French legation after Minister Pichon had gone to the British legation. Germany and Russia Responsible. Rome, Dec. 17.—Cardinal Vaughan has issued a pastoral letter declaring that the political encroachments of Eu ropean powers, especially Germany and Russia, are largely responsible for the Chinese massacres. The cardinal’s let ter is supposed to be inspired by the Vat ican. . Pulitzer to Return. Liverpool, Dec. 17.—The White Star liner Teutonic, scheduled to leave for New York Wednesday next from this port, will take among her passengers Joseph Pulitzer, proprietor of the New York World, A. C. Harmsworth, propri etor of the Loudon Daily Mail, and Mrs. Harmsworth. Devastated by Locusts. Lima, Peru, Dec. 17.—Locusts are de vastating the department of Ayacucho, which includes several fertile valleys. The department has a large population and the losses due to the pests have been enormous. It is probable that public subscriptions will be asked to aid the farmers. New Bishops Appointed. Rome, Dec. 17.—At the secret consis tory held today the pope appointed a number of bishops, including Mgr. Keane, formerly rector of the Catholic university at Washington, to the dio cese of Dubuque. Negro Child Burned to Death. Shelby, N. C., Dec. 17. —A negro woman left her 3-year-old child asleep and went out to work. Returning later she found the child lying in the yard dead. It had awakened during Her ab sence and while playing in the fire with a broom its clothes became ignited. It ran into the yard, where it died. Waylaid and Murdered. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 17. —Clark Stafford, a negro, was assassinated late Saturday night while returning home from the city. His body was found about 4 miles from here on the Mobile roa d wif-h two bullet holes in the back. OFFICERS BLAMED FOR THE DISASTER London Takes a Gloomy View of the Defeat. NOT GUERILLA WARFARE of Hostilities Cannot Bf So Regarded—Seriousness of the De feat Fully Realized—General DeWet Led the Attack In Person. London, Dec. 17.—The report of an other severe battle resulting in a British victory is current here. According t< the story the'lighting began at day break today and lasted for several hours. The Boers, who numbered from 1,500 tc 2,000 men, were surrounded at the Orange river and totally defeated with very heavy losses in killed and wound ed. A number of Boers, it is added, were captured. London, Dec. 17. The release ol prisoners and other incidents reported by General Kitchener fail to reassure the public. The last phase of the cam paign is remarkable for the miscalcula tions on the British side and excites many outbursts of candor. The staying power of the Boers has been underesti mated and their preparations for con tinuing hostile operations in the extrem ity of their fortunes by means of buried stores of ammunition have not been taken into account. Nicholson’s Nek has been reproduced within 10 miles ol Pretoria, with an isolated command sur rounded and forced to surrender after its ammunition had been exhausted, and with the main body retiring without making any effective effort to retrieve the disaster. The generals now receiving the con gratulations of their friends upon their return frankly confess that they have an uncomfortable feeling in being toast ed and feasted. Lord Dundonald said before the public banquet at the Hotel Cecil that he could not help regretting his premature return, since the war evi dently had not ended, and a soldier’s place was at the front. Lord Methuen’s friends are emphasizing the fact that while he has been more sharply criti cised than any other general except Gat acre, he has at least remained on the fighting line, bent on seeing the job through. The recrudesence of hostilities cannot be minimized as guerilla warfare. The latest editions of the newspapers all comment upon the seriousness of the defeat which befell the British force under Clements last Thursday. The Telegraph considers that the re verse was only rendered possible by the carelessness of those in command and that a heavy responsibility rests upon some one for neglecting to see that the troops were in position to hold the hill against all comers. Broadwood’s con duct seems inexplicable and people are asking why there was no co-operation j between him and Clements. The .authorities are quite alive to the ugliness of the present situation in South Africa and an additional con tingent of 5,000 mounted infantry will shortly be sent out. General Kitchener, it is stated, is to be allowed an absolutely free hand. DE WET LED THE ATTACK. ! Boers Twice Repulsed Before They Broke the British Line. Maseru, Dec. 17.—1 t appears that De Wet’s force was twice repulsed before it broke through the British lines in the neighborhood of Thabanchu. In the third attack De Wet led in per son. With a few determined men he charged and broke the British lines, the rest of the commando following. He .was forced, however, to leave in the hands of the British a 15-pounder and 15 wagons with ammunition and stores. Commandant Haasbroek, with a com mando and two guns, tried to get through Springkant’s Nek, but was driven back, losing 40 men. r.ir Answer. 1 New York, Dec. 17.—An answer was made today in the suit of Anton J. Ditt mar against George J. Gould, Edwin Gould, Howard Gould and Helen M. Gould, as trustees and unde; the last will and testament of the late Jay Gould, to restrain them from continu ing to pay the Countess and Count Boni de Castellane the income of the countess from the estate of Jay Gould. Death of David Nichols. Boulder, Colo., Dec. 17. —David H. Nichols, lieutenant governor of Colora do from 1893 to 1895, is dead at his home near this city. He was a veteran of the Mexican war He had resided in Colo rado since 1859. . Organization Perfected. Brunswick,Ga., Dec. 17.—The Bruns wick and Birmingham Railroad com pany has been organized with E. C. Machen president. B Bull's UGH SYRUP 4 Hacking Coughs, Lungs, Grippe,Pneu t and Bronchitis in a n lys. Why then risk R mption, a slow,, sure E ? Get Dr. Bull’s K 1 Syrup. Price, 25c. H be imposed upon. B the dealer’s substitnte ; it is good as Dr. Bull’s. gM on Oil cures Rheumatism, 1 and Pains. 15 &25 cts. The McLeod Company Oglethorpe, Ga. W carry the largest and most Complete line of WHISKIES. WINES and BEER ever offered direct to the consumer, and call your atten tiono some of the leading brands of which we are sole agent: Paul Jones' Four Rosesl2oo bottle. Paul Jones’Four Star 150 bottle, full quart Paul ones'XXXX 11 25 bottle, full quart > H. & H. W. Catherwood Three Feathers 2 00 bottle, full quart H, & H. W. Catherwoods Upper Ten 1 50 bottle, full xuart H. & H- W. Catherwoods Centuryl 25 bottle, full quart Garrett-Williams Co’s Solace 150 full quart J. B. Brown’s Private Stock 100 full quart Edwin B. Bruce’s Somerset Clubl 50 full quart We are also sole agents for Green River and Nelson County Bourbons, guaranteed six years old, 83 50 per gallon. Four years old Bourbons for $3 CO per gallon. We have a contract with J C. Sommers & Co. of States ville, N, C, for control of their celebrated Poplar Log Corn Whiskey, which they guarantee two years old. We are offering these goods for 50c per quart, express prepaid on lots of six quarts or over. Our stock of Wines and low proot goods are complete in every respect from $1.50 up. I carefully superintend the all my orders aud will-guaran tee satisfaction. Yours to please. > l R. L. McLEOD. A shoe that doesn’t fit is unfit to wear. It may be ever so stylish built along the latest lines—and yet bind and pinch and cause you agony. iWe are experienced in the art of fit- «■ ting feet. Our shoes are lacking in none of the three qualities which all good shoes should have comfort, durability and style. f All the new fall lines are ready. Schumpcrt Shoe Co, REIGN OF TERROR IN ROUTT COUNTY, COLO Two Settlers Murdered, and Others Are Banished. HISTORY OF THE TROUBLE Aside From the Two Men Killed Sev« eral Attempted Assassinations Have Occurred—One Family Driven Away Under Repeated Threats of Murder. Hayden, Colo., Dec. 17.—Two cow ardly murders of inoffensive settlers, at tempts to kill others and the banish ment under the threat of death of an entire family from the Brown Park sec tion have caused a reign of terroi throughout the western and central part of Routt county. Matthew Rash, a quiet and inoffen sive ranchman, was killed in his cabin last July. Ou Oct. 4 Rash’s partner, Dart, was shot down as he stepped out of his door. The family of A. H. Bas sett, postmaster at LaDue, Ranchman Thompson and Joe Davenport, all repu table people, have been warned by the murderers to leave the country on pain of death. j Several of the proscribed people have been shot at from ambush. The Bas setts, Thompson and Davenport have left Brown Park, but are still threat ened. There is talk of organizing a vigilance committee to hunt down the murderers. TRIED TO RESCUE PRISONER Sheriff Attacked by Three Men, but Drives Them Off. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 17. —Last night on the Santa Fe train near Emporia three men tried to rescue Sol Temple from Sheriff Butts of Enid, O. T. Tem ple some months ago held up Sheriff Butts who had bins in charge for lar ceny bound him and went off with the sheriff’s team. He was a. : c ted last week in Kansas City and was on his way to Enid when three supposed cronies attacked Butts to secure the release of Temple. Sheriff Simmons of this county was aboard the train. He assisted Butts and the three associates were driven off. They escaped from the train at the next station. Temple did not succeed in escaping. ARBITRATIONCONFERENCE. Methods of Dealing With Industrial Disputes Discussed. Chicago, Dec. 17.—A conference on 1 industrial conciliation and arbitration, under the auspices of the National Civic federation, began here at 10:30 o’clock today. The conference has as its object the stirring up of public sentiment by means of intelligent discussion between repre sentatives of labor and employer, rather than of taking definite action, although it is not likely that some reasons giving the sentiment of the conference on the best ways of dealing with industrial dis putes will come up before the close of the meeting Tuesday night. The audi ence during the forenoon listene4-with close attention to the variety of views presented by the speakers. The conference was called to order by Franklin MacVeagh, chairman of the committee on arrangements, in a brief speech. Carroll D. Wright, United States com missioner of labor, followed. DEATH OT CADET O. L. BOOZ ; Board of Inquiry Begins the Taking of testimony. Bristol, Pa., DeVs. 17.—The military board of Inquiry appointed by the secre tary of war to investigate charges made by relatives and f friends of Oscar L. Booz, the former Wiest Point cadet who died Dec. 10 at his (home here as the re sult of hazing by cnidets at the academy two years ago, beg/an taking testimony here today. L The ent..B - Booz fanTh'iJL. present, the first witness called beingllStwL _.^ ooz ’ who was invited to tell all he HHCm Mr. Booz stated that Oscar entered the academy on June 10, 1898. Soon after letters were received from him stating that he had been hazed. NO. 205.