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Lent began this year on Washington's birth-day, and will end on the anniversary of Lee's surrender. It is said a roasted onion bound upon the pulse on the wrist will stop the most inveterate toothache in a few minutes. The deepest hole in the world is an artesian well at Potsdam, Mo., which goes down 5,500 feet A citizen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has s been arrested for swindling a countryman, by selling him ju-jube paste for sole leather. On the average throughout the year, one railroad train per minute leaves London. That would be 525,600 trains a year. The largest valley in the world is the Mississippi, ft contains 500,000 square miles, and is one of the most fertile regions of the globe. It cost to dig the celler under the New York postoffice and wall it up, from $800,000 to $1,000,000. This an official statement made in the House of Representatives. An aeronaut has discovered that a woman's voice is audible at a height of two miles, while a man's voice has never been heard higher than a mile. ?A maiden lady in New York, living .alone,hangs an old plug hat in her hall, to knw^ln Mfi ktf lnili/tolitto moln AOOll. iiikuucu uui^iaio wv iiuiivauut; luutv vvvw occupants. A lady at Utica recently attempted JO hang herself, but the neighbors rushed inyrod ^ cufrher dowg.. Herdisgusted husband tjpnks. "some foltrenad better stay at home, ana not meddle with other people's affaire." / It is claimed by Professor Swallow, engaged in the geological survey of Missouri, that there are larger trees in that Stated than in California; and he notes a sycamore that is 45 feet in circumference. A baby show at Cedar Rapids had twenty competitors. The mothers decided by a vote which baby was the nicest, and each baby had one vote. That party speedily broke up. As the world did not come to an end, as predicted by some of the Millerites, last Saturday, a new start has been made. We are assured that the calculations are all right this time. A story is told in Oregon about a young man who proposed in a Sunday School that "a committee of young ladies and gentlemen be appointed to raise children for the Sabbath School." Assistant Surgeon Tompkins, of the United States Army, who has been on duty with the garrison at Columbia, for the past eighteen months, has been ordered to report at Yorkville, for duty. Near Fort Wayne, Ind., one Henry Martin has been divorced from seven wives, and has just married his eighth. As he says he has been treated badly by every one of them, one would suppose he might begin to believe himself not entirely qualified for matrimony. A young lady who has been married six months says it is all nonsense to talk about love in a cottage. This little rascal always i-nno oiroir whon fVtono ie nn KrmiH and Kllttpr on the table. There is more love in a fuli flour-barrel than in all the roses and posies and woodbines that ever grew. Among the curiosities of self-murder the newest is that of Christopher Staub, a German resident in Louisville, who loaded a pistol with powder, then filled the chamber up with water, placed the muzzle in his mouth and fired the weapon. His whole head, above the mouth, was blowu to pieces. It is said that hundreds of acres of unpicked cotton, of the finest quality, is lying on the banks of the Mississippi, below Memphis, white for the harvest, waiting for har/ vesters. Those who raised it have not tKe A very curious mode of trying the title to land is practised in Hiudostan. Two holes are dug in the disputed spot, in each of which the plaintiff's and defendant's lawyer put one of their legs, and remain there until oiie of them is tired, in which case his client is defeated. In this country it is the client and not the lawyer who puts his foot in it. 1,000 shares of stock in the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, owned by the city of Columbia, were disposed of on Saturday last at public sale, and brought higher prices, we believe, than any that has recently been disposed of. 250 shares brought $40.75, 750 $40 a share. Comptroller iS eagle wtsS - By a private letter, received from rickens, we learn that on Saturday last, a white man, named Anders^ Looper, acting under authority fro?*? Assessor Wallace, made a raid UnA~ i* lot ol whisky, belonging to another wnite man, named Zachariah Young, when a difficulty ensued, pistols were drawn, both parties fired simultaneously, and both individuals were killed?the one being shot in the right and the other the left breast. Both were Republicans and natives of the county.?Phoenix. The Union Times, of the 3d instant, says: "In this county order and quiet reigns supreme, and our people are pursuing their avocations as if nothing had ever occurred to disturb their peace. Captain Stewart's men walk their 'lonely rounds' without suspicion or thought of danger, and the colored people are putting themselves under the wings of the JKu-Klux for protection?so one of them told us. Next week Judge Thomas, we suppose, will hold Court, and we guarantee him one of the most orderly and peaceable sessions ever held in the State." The very important question as to the constitutionality of the tax levied upon cotton failed of a fair solution before the United States Supreme Court. Eight Judges learned in the law heard the arguments of the learned counsel, pro and con. Four of them decided the tax right and just, and four decided it unjust and wrong. This dead lock in that august, but almost dead branch of the government, permits, according to law, the decision of the lower court?sustaining the constitutionality of the tax?to stand as law. The question, however, may be taken before Congress, and be brought up again and again, until justice shall be done. A Tennessee'girl,aged fifteen years, ran away to Knoxville, last Tuesday, with a young man and married him. A few minutes later her father appeared and carried her back in triumph. The husband went to his home disconsolately, and on Friday returned to Knoxville and got out a writ of habeas corpus for the wife. The parties met in the streets, pistols were drawn, the father was wounded, and all were taken before a Justice, who suggested that the girl be permitted, without persuasion, from either party, i f.t xi _i? ou? ItO go Dome Wlin me uue sue preiencu. - uuc went off' with her father. The Unionville Times has no faith in the ability of mere soldiery to disband the KuKlux organization. It says: "In our opinion, the best way to break them up would be to first break up the gang of thieves now plundering the State, then put into State, County and judicial offices only such men as are capable and honest, and elect a virtuous and intelligent Legislature that will show some respect for the feelings, opinions and interests of the white property owners and taxpayers of the State. Bring that power to bear against the Ku-Klux, and we believe it will rout them completely. At any rate, it is worth a trial." The Columbia Phoenix of Sunday morning last says: "It is currently reported that the Legislature adjourned yesterday, with the view of giving the members an opportunity to attend the races. The question arose as to whether the Speaker's horse could not trot faster than some other horse. Whereupon the legislative majority, although the Legislature is pressed for time, and important busiiness is before it, adjourns its regular session, neglects the public business, and squanders the public money. Comment is unnecessary. Think of a legislative body, charged with public interests, neglecting its business to attend a petty race! Ike ? win; ille inquirer. YORKVI I- I.E.S.X.: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 9,1871. Watch the Figures.?The date on the "addresslabel" shows the time to which the subscription is paid. If subscribers do not wish their papers discontinued, the date must be kept in advance. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising and jobwork, are cash, in advance NOTARY PUBLIC. Governor Scott.has appointed Z. D. Smith, of York county, a Notary Public. \ / POST OFFICE^AT BETHEL. N ? By a letter received from Hon. A. S. Wallace, we learn that the Postmaster-General has ordered the establishment of a post-office at Bethel, in this county, and appointed Miss Rebecca Barnett, post mistress. TO THE* AFFLICTED. To-day we send a supplement to our readers in this and the adjoining counties, containing the advertisement of Dr. Conuaughton, who has taken rooms at Rawlinson's Hotel in this place, where he will remain for a month, prepared to treat such cases as may be presented to him. Dr. Counaugbton comes well recommended; and though he does not claim the ability to cure all diseases, yet we confidently advise the afflicted to consult him. GOOD TEMPLARS. "Eureka Lodge," No. 2, of this temperance organization was formed in Yorkville on the evening of the 3rd instant, by the election of the following officers: G. H. O'Learv, W. C. T.; W. H. Herndon, W. V. F.; W. O. Muller, W. Sec.; C. G. Parish, W. F. Sec.; D. P. Owen, W. Treas.; M. Johnson, W. Chap.; T. E. Smith, W. Mar.; H. Lewis, W. Guard.; J. E. Jefferys, jun., W. Sent. The Lodge meets in the Adickes budding 011 priaay evening of each week. OUR >'EXT*PRIZE STORY. With this number concludes the prize story, "Avlona," which has been running through the Enquirer since the first of the year. Next week we will commence the publication of another serial entitled "Temptation," from the pen of one of our most gifted ladies, Mrs. S. A. Bedell, of Columbia. This story is written in a pleasant and captivating style, the scenes and characters varied, and while the whole plot is> replete with stirring events, commencing years ago and ending at a recent period, it is free from the objectionable feature of "sensationalism,", as is generally applied to stories possessing no other attraction. We are confident our readers will find "Temptation" a most entertaining story, possessing many merits, aside from the vivid por-traypi-ji characters and events. ??^ f WEATHER STATISTICS. Major McKenzie has favored us with the following interesting facts, the result of his during the past year: ? ; The total amount uf rain that fell duting the year, was 50 68-100 inches, being more than has fallen any previous year for a period of fifteen years. The most rainy months were August and March. During the former month 7.23 inches, fell, and during the latter 7 inches, rne least quantity ui *?iu, vuijr 1.75 inches fell in December. Snow fell on the 20th February to the depth of two inches, on the 23rd threo-inches, and December 22n^jOJa?^ll^nch. ?---Tfie'34th of December was the coldest day since the "cold Saturday" of 1835. At sunrise, the mercury stood at 11; at noon, 32. On the morning of the 25th it was at 8, and at noon 34?the intervening night being the coldest. During 1869, 37 inches of rain fell, and during 1868, 41.12 inches. salesTday. On Monday last, a large number of persons were in town from the country, attracted largely by the fact that the time in which taxes may be paid, without incurring the penalty for delinquency, is rapidly approaching an end. The Sheriff sold, under the orders of the Judge of Probate, several parcels of land. Three tracts, belonging to the estate of Geo. W. Williams, deceased, were sold as follows: The "Ward" tract, 175 acres, purchased by the County Commissioners, at $7.90 per acre; the "Ratchford" tract, 91 acres, by W. B. & I J. B.Williams, at.$5 per acre; and the "Mil1 ler" tract, by D. L. Black at $5.75 per acre. A tract of land -belonging to the estate of j W. A. Workman, deceased, containing 365 I acres, sold for partition, was purchased by ' T * * -i AJ -IA James A. i^rwm ai ?<*.jlu per acre. Mrs. E. E. Pagan, Executrix, sold the following real and -^personal property belonging to the estate of John Gill, deceased: "Stevenson" tract of land, 148 acres, purchased by W. C. Kell, at $1.85 per acre; "Williams" tract, 117 acres, purchased by Samuel Love at $1.60 per acre "Gaston" tract, 221 acres, purchased by John Miller at $5.50 per acre; "Bradford" tract, 146 acres, purchased by Thomas Lominack at $8.70 per acre; "Roark" tract, No. 1,126 acres, purchased by A. E. Gettys at 83.65 per acre; "Roark" tract, No. 2, 149 acres, purchased by James Miller at $4 per acre; a vacant lot in Yorkville purchased by A. A. McKenzie at $44. Eighty shares of stock in the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company were sold as follows : W. B. Metts purchased sixty shares,?20 shares at $34.04; 20 at $34; and 20 at $34.95. A. B. Springs purchased the remaining 20 at $35. Six shares of South Carolina Railroad stock were purchased by J. S. Bratton at $35 per share. ? -? FRANCE. The German troops evacuated Paris on Friday last, after an occupation of forty-eight hours, in accordance with the condition requiring the movement, on the ratification of a treaty of peace. It is stated that the mass of the besieging army was much disappointed at their short stay in the city, as they were thus deprived of an opportunity to pillage and plunder, the crowning glory of a victorious army. The evacuation was conducted in good order. The Paris papers have resumed publication, and speak bitterly, yet cautiously, of the conditions of peace. The disbanding of French troops has already begun, and there is every j evidence of an early breaking up of the war, I though there are indications of riots, in Paris j and other cities, which may occasion trouble. THE RAID OX ROSE'S HOTEL. The Columbia Phcenix publishes the following letter, addressed by E. M. Rose, the county treasurer, to his father in Columbia: Dear Father The K. K. K. made a raid on me Saturday night, but I got out of the way. They destroyed all of my papers, but left the tax duplicate. The troops arrived yesterday. I came in last night. Russell's liquors and the record of the County Commissioners were all destroyed. They have broken everything that' they could?doors, &c.?and took out of the safe about SI,000? it-may be less, I cannot tell yet. They fired about 150 shots at me as I was running. Your son. E. From what we have been able to learn, after careful investigation since the above letter was published, we find that it contains several statements which must be taken cum grano sails. The Treasurer says: "The K. K. K. made a raid on me Saturday night, but I got out of the way" This is so; or, at least, he "gotout of the way." The "raid," however, was made about 1 o'clock on Monday morning. "They destroyed all my papers, but left the tax duplicate." Men of credibility, several of them filling the highest offices in the county, examined the treasurer's office, on Monday morning after the 'raid," and found the records and tax-books of the office undisturbqjl. \ "The troops arrived yesterday. I came in la^t night." These statements, we doubt not, ar^ true. "The troops" arrived, and the treasurer was on the streets Tuesday. jRussell's liquors and the records of the cohnty commissioners were all destroyed." The chairman of the Board informs us that but one paper is missing from his office, and he believes he will yet find it. "They have broken everything that they could?doors, &c." Less thau twenty dollars would pay for all the repairs necessary for the broken pannels of two doors, and the fastenings or catches broken on some of the other doors. "And took out of the safe about $1000?it may be less, I cannottellyet." The latter clause is true ; for when the letter was written, he did not have the key of the 9afe from the time he left the building. It is supposed that three witnesses will prove that said treasurer, when he "got out of the way" in fact had all the tax money about him ; and divers witnesses will depose to his subsequent statements that no money was missing. "They fired about one hundred and fifty shots at me as I was running." Only about thirty witnesses, citizens who reside in the immediate neighborhood, can testify that but one?a pistol shot?was fired at a dog, who, by his yelping, did not "get out of the way." We deem it due to all parties to make the above corrections, wnicn we ao in an impartial spirit, and only after thoroughly investigating the matter, and feeling convinced that our statements are based upon perfectly reliable authority. "KU-KLUX"!MANIFESTO. Below we publish a document which we received through the post-office on Monday last, it having been dropped into the letter-box the previous night, as we are informed by the post-master. As to whether or not the paper is genuine, and emanates from the mysterious "Ku-Klux Klan," we have no means of knowing, as the handwriting is evidently disguised. Although it is our rule to decline the publication of all anonymous communications, we Tl&^e decided to waive the rule in this instance, and print the document for what it is worth. Here it is in full: [Copy for YorkvlUe Enquirer] ^ ^ 1. Whereas, there are malicious and evIT to pcrpctrtii&] their malice, serve uptices, and make threats' under the cover of our august name, now we warn all such persons, and all such bogus organizations, that we will not allow of any interference. Stop it! Art. 2. There shall be no interference with any honest, decent, well-behaved person, whether white or black ; and we cordially invite all such to continue at their appropriate labor, and they shall be protected therein by the whole power of this organization. But we do intend that the intelligent, honest white people (the tax payers) of this county shall rule it! We can no longer put up with negro rule, black bayonets, and a miserably degraded and thievish set of law-makers (God save the mark) the scum of the earth, the scrapings of creation. We are pledged to stop !l 1 ?-J ?n/1 ! AiTAn ! C mo o ro n; we are ueberuiiueu iu cuu m, n ?v "forced by force, to use force." Art. 3. Our attention having been called to the letter of one Rose, County Treasurer of York, we brand it as a lie! Our Lieutenant was ordered to arrest him that he might be tried on alleged charges of incendiarism, (and if convicted he will be executed.) But there were no shots fired at him and no money stolen?that is not in our line?the Legislature of the State of South Carolina have a monopoly in that line. By command of the Chief. Official: K. K. K., A. A. G. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The farm of the late Mrs. Knox, 13 miles from Charlotte, in the Steel creek neighborhood, was sold recently at $19.25 per acre. ? The projected railroad from Wilmington to Onslow is to be of the narrow guage style. This kind of road is now attracting general attention, on the point of economy. ? Duncan K. McRae, who commanded the Fifth N. C. regiment in the late war, has been appointed clerk of the U. S. District Court of Tennessee. ? The Merchants'and Farmers' National Bank of Charlotte is duly organized and ready for the transaction of business. The advertisement of the bank will be found in i our advertising columns. ? A letter from Davidson College informs I 4-V.n^A awa tViirfv.fivo Qhulpntq flf. fhflt US tuai IMiV fcUIAWJ ??v WV%4V.V?W ? ? ??I institution preparing for the ministry, instead j of twenty, as we were led to publish last week, | by a statement in the Charlotte Democrat. i ? Mr. Geo. Goode, of Rockingham county, I purchased 80 acres of land for 8420, and with the help of two hands during the last year, raised 81,500 worth of tobacco, 75 barrels of corn, 75 bushels of wheat, and enough oats for his own use. ? W. S. Norment, of Mecklenburg county, was robbed at his residence, on the night of the 23rd ultimo, by a negro to whom he was paying some money. While Mr. Norment j was making the necessary change, the negro snatched his pocket-book and ran off. ?"Shoemaker John," one of the Robeson desperadoes, was tried last week on a charge of robbery, found guilty, and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. Immediately after sentence was pronounced, he was arraigned for another trial on a similar charge. Oxendine, one of the leaders of the gang, who was recently captured, will be tried at the present term of the Robeson Superior Court on a charge of murder. ? Johnson King, Robert Dean, Jno. W. Dean, Alvis Dean, Peter King, Jr., Cuinmings King, Jr., charged with burning two barns, one horse, tenant house, hog pen and ! hogs, seven hay stacks and a quantity of fodj der and unshucked corn, the property of Lew! is Parks, of Randolph county, were each bound J in the sum of two hundred dollars for their appearance at Randolph superior court, on Friday last, by Judge Tourgee. ? In the House of Representatives on Saturday, Mr. Justice, a Republican, introduced a resolution to appoint a committee to investigate alleged charges of a disgraceful nature against W. Jones, Judge of the Sec-1 ond District. The resolution received the I unanimous vote of the House, and a commit- \ tee was appointed. The charges grew out of a newspaper account of an occurrence at a' magistrate's court in Washington countyj] wherein Judge Jones was defendent, charged^ with drunkenness and an assault on his para] i mour, a negro woman. ? The examination of witnesses on behalf of Gov. Holden is progressing. The facts elicited are mainly to the effect that the witnesses have, at various times, been whipped or otherwise maltreated by disguised persons, supposed to be Ku-Klux. Witnesses who ha^| been examined as to their connection with such an organization deny all knowledge of a "Ku-Klux-Klan," though some of them hav knlnnnul tfl the nrHflr nf t.hfi "White Rrnt.lipn UWUH^vvi vw v " ??- -? ? .. ? ? ?. vwnw. hood." No part of the obligations of the order was to attempt to prevent colored peoplf from enjoying their rights under the law?jr the principal object being to punish violation) of the law when the courts failed to do then duty. The most intelligent witness yet flammed in this behalf, and who was a ber of the order, said he understood it to Ve J nothing more than a vigil^ag^^Muaittfeta James E. Boyd, the first maharrestecffij Alamance county, by order of Governor Holden, last summer, and who afterward, in order to secure his release from confinement made an exposure of the Ku-Klux in a written confession to the Governor, was on the witness' stand Saturday, and when the court arose his examination was not Qoncluded. He is the most important witness, probably, tlfii the defence- will offer. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. On the 27th, the Senate devoted the greater part of the day to the consideration of * the post office appropriation bill, which, after Co^ siderable discussion, was passed. The Hoiq* was engaged on the sundry civil appropriation bill, which was variously amended, and tie previous question being called on the engrossment and third reading, a motion to lay the bill on the table was adopted ; and pending a motion to reconsider, the House adjourned. On the 28th, the Senate passed the bill to authorize the duplication of registered bonds in certain cases. The array appropriation bill was variously amended; and a bill in regard to the transportation of cattle was discussed and laid aside. The House reconsid ered the vote hy which the sundry civil appropriation bill was tabled on the day previous, and a substitute was adopted, omitting all appropriations for. new works, excepting $200,000 for League Island, Pa., which was retained, and the bill then passed. All attempts to secure appropriations for the Southern States were promptly voted down. The bill to provide for the Cincinnati and Southern railroad was passed, and also a bill repealing all laws imposing a duty on coal. The bill known as "Butler's Ku-Klux bill," introduced by Cobb, of North Carolina, and providing for a Federal commissioner in each county with extraordinary powers, was voted down, Farns, Fitch and Wilkinson voting against it. A change of one of thestr votes would have given the requisite two-thirds majority. In the Senate, on the 1st instant, Mr.,Ham VflwnTnfim to "?2 qpssion of Congress. Mr. Cnsserly amendment that the proceedings of Ahe com raittee be published. Mr. Sttoit sajd some oi the witnesses had testified at the risk cf tbeii lives, and it would not be just to them tc publish their names and their testimony. Mr Blair said that objection was not valid, ai ultimately the testimony would all be publish ed. He contended that, as whole communities and whole States were criminated by thif testimony, they should have the opportunity to defend themselves, otherwise the committe* was a mere inquisition and a despotism. Th( question was then taken on the amendment o; Mr. Casserly, when it was rejected, and th< resolution was then adopted. The army ap propriation bill was proceeded with, the ques tion being on the amendment relative t< claims of loyal southerners for quartermaste] or commissary stores taken or furnished foi the use of the federal army during the war Several modifications were made to the amend ment, and it was finally adopted by a vote o: 33 to 22. As passed, the amendment is ai follows: "And be it further enacted, That the^-pro visions of the act of July 4, 1864, entitlec "An act to limit the jurisdiction of the Courl of Claims, and so forth," are hereby extendec to the loyal citizens who remained loyal dining the late war, and who in no way volunta rily gave aid and comfort to the rebellion provided that service in the United States army durng the late rebellion as a commit sioned officer or enlisted man, shall be held to be privia facia evidence of loyalty, unless some act of disloyalty shall be proved to have been committed after said service; and the benefits of this proviso shall be extended tc the citizens of the State of Tennessee; and all such parts of said act as made a dsscrimination between loyal claimants' because of residence are hereby repealed." In the House, a number of private bills foi pensions and for the relief of individuals were passed. In the Senate, on the 2d, at the request oJ Mr. Brownlow, the Hounp hill .for. rnllnrtfiBg the debts due the U. S. government from Southern railroads, was taken up and passed, Mr. Hill presented a memorial of the present and former members of the Legislature ol Georgia remonstrating against the character of the election of Foster Blodgett as United States Senator from that State, which was placed on file. Mr. Sawyer, from the committee of conference on the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, reported that the committee were unable to agree, and, on his motion, the committee on the part ol the Senate was discharged from the further prmaifWjit.inn of the subiect. The deficiency appropriation bill was then proceeded with, pending the discussion of which, the Senate went into executive session. The House passed a bill providing for a board of commissioners to examine the claims of loyal citizens of the Southern States; adopted a resolution exonorating Gen. Howard from the charge against him in administering the affairs of the freedmen'8 bureau, and extolling the uses and benefits of the bureau; and concurred in the Senate amendments to the bill in relation to dues from railroads in the Southern States. On the 3rd, the conference commiittee on the Mobile and Chattanooga railroad bill reported that they were unable to agree, and were discharged. The Texas Pacific railroad amendment was adopted, and goes to the President. As adopted, the bill provides for the main trunk to commence at Marshall, Texas, and extend thence by the most direct and eligible route, to be determined by said company, near the thirty-second parallel of prth latitude to a point near El Paso ; thence y the most direct and eligible route to be se;cted by said company through New Mexio and Arizona,to a point on the Rio Colons lo at or near the southeastern boundary of he State of California; thence by the most lirect and eligible route to San Diego, California. The proceedings of the House were unimportant The forty-first Congress expired at noon on the 4th, and immediately after, the nextCoif-' gress was organized by the election of Blaine, Speaker. After the new members who presented themselves were sworn in, the Senate adjourned until Tuesday. Objections were made to Goldthwaite, of Alabama, and his credentials were laid on the table. The credentials of Hamilton and Reynolds, claimants from Texas, were also tabled; and the name of Vance, of North Carolina, was not called. In the House, all claimants who presented themselves, were seated, when the House adjourned to Tuesday, after passing a resolution to adjourn the first session at noon Wednes - - ~ 1 day. The forty-second (Jongress is composea of 132 Republicans and 96 Democrats, who were present, to be sworn in, leaving 14 mem4>ers yet to be elected from California, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Texas. Should there bono change in the representatives from these States, there will be 10 more Republi cans and 4 Democrats, making the total num ber of Republicans 142, and Democrats 100 jvith one Arkansas district in contest. Fiv< numbers of the House aro negroes. Quite a number of bills passed by the las Congress failed to receive the President's ap proval; among them an act for the relief o purchasers of land sold for direct taxes in th< "insurrectionary" States, an act in relation I the Selma, Dalton and Rome railroad compa ny of Alabama, and several acts for the re lief of individuals, mostly Southern loyalists He signed the Texas Pacific railroad bil] Several House bills failed to receive the cor currence of the Senate, the only one of gens ral interest being the act to amend the banl ruptcyact. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. LETTER FROM CHESTER. Chester C. H., March 6,1871. VT .. , T? > -p nL..i lhe in an on ai Dana: 01 vwesvei wujj/?-?v its organization on Thursday last by the ele< tion of John J. McLnre, Esq., President, an John L. Harris, Cashier and Teller. M Harris, as soon as informed of his electioi qotified the Board of Directors of his accep ance of the position, and on yesterday arrive here from Atlanta for the purpose of execi ting some papers which are to be hied in tl Department at Washington, and which r quire his official signature. There is hard] anything that could be a source of more sii cere gratification to the good people of Che ter than the return of Mr. Harris to his ol 1 home among them. Thirty years of qui usefulness and unostentatious kindness spei in their midst has given him a place in tl hearts of the people of Chester that no otb man can claim. Four years ago he accepfc kthe position of Teller in the Atlanta Natio al Bank, of Atlanta, Georgia; and he thei fore brings to the discharge of his duties he a business experience sharpened by conta with the adventurers who make up a larj portion of the population of that abnorm rtifcv. The Board of Directors of the ne 1 bank is composed of the soundest and bs men in this community. They are all into ested in the prosperity of the county, ai l_ fl| linn-MB-' ~''u Uioit-oMlgMKm lO BtOC 1 holders./AVe are informed thattney ha' 1 rigid rules regarding the lending of mone f In the present condition of the Country, n ' to do so would be foolish in the extren 3 The only comfort for impecunious outside who might hanker after a loan, is, that tl 3 rigidness of the rules extends to stockholdc ' and directors as well as to the oudside barb ' rians. Banking operations will begin in abo 3 a fortnight, or as soon as the necessary reqi ' sites can be obtained from the office of t; 3 Comptroller of the currency at Washingtc 3 The capital stock is now $50,000. Books f subscription are to be re-opened, and it is e 3 pected to increase the capital to $100,000 1 * July next. The question of Judge Thomas' remov * has been prominently before the public mil r during the past week. The charge again r him was, that he did not "reside" in his ci ' cuit as required by the constitution. It beii " a question of fact, witnesses were summoni on the part of the movers of the address f i the Judge's removal. These witnesses, ge tlemen of the bar at this place, proved th | Judge Thomas had not, since his election t Judge, spent as much as three weeks in tl [ aggregate in the town of Chester, except whi - employed holding Court here. This is tl place he claims as his home. The Judge, : his own testimony, stated as a fact proving th 5 to be his domicile, that he kept here his su i plus clothes, his wines, and his segars. Tl , matter came to a hearing on Saturday nig] . before the House of Representatives. Ms ! S. P. Hamilton acted as the counsel of tl .Tndcro and mi/weeded in "saviner- his bacou ?b 1 High hopes were entertained by many he that the aforesaid "Doubting" would be sei where the woodbine twineth; and bets we: . freely offered that such would be the cas , Your correspondent regarded the whole thir as such a dog-eat-dog business, that he toe r no bets on the result, and consequently hi no financial progress to report. If he wi r ^oing to bet at all, he would put a copper c the Judge holding Court in Union durir this month. Michael McCormick, a citizen of this towi , was found dead in his bed on Friday mornir last In the absence of Col. Daniel Withe ; spoon, the negro who was elected Coroner la " " ir rv _.1J J 1 , fall, Trial Justice mcuonaia earneu au uu , est penny by sitting on the body. The "crowi er's 'quest" said it was heart disease thi occasioned the death. The deceased retire > to bed the night previous at a -reasonab ,' hour in good spirits, and apparent good healti His epitaph should be, that he was an hone man, and a good shoemaker. Simon Jacoby, who was convicted of gran larceny at the last term of the Court of Se sions, has been pardoned by the Governo i though the sentence of the Court has nev< been published. His petition was signed ver i generally by the leading men of the con i munity. While the ku-klux scare is operating e: tenBively all over the couDty, it is in tt Landsford Township that the most vigoroi preparations are being made to meet then Under the orders of the League there, tl: highways are picketed nightly by bands ( armed negroes, with instructions to fire int any crowd of men who may pass along, an to arrest all strangers who are travelin alone, and hold them till the following mon ing. This information we get from gentli men in that neighborhood, who are fully pos ed as to all. their movements. Prominentl engaged in this hostile demonstration, is on of the peace officers of the county. The ] whole movement is at the suggestion of white . men whose consciences are making cowards ' of them, and. who are playing upon the super- ( stitious fears of the negroes in order to secure for themselves quiet sleep and timely warning in case of actual danger. X. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. R. L. Simmons?Mare Stolen. L. D. Mowry, Charleston?Vigilant Fire Engine . for Sale. The Working Christian. Duff A Davie?Fresh Arrivals?Soap, Ac.?Wood Ware?Vases?Corn?Hats?Cash. The Merchants' and Farmers' National Bank of Charlotte, N. C. T. W. Clawson, Deputy Messenger?In Bankruptcy?In the Matter of W. M. Thomas. T. W. Clawson, Deputy Messenger?In Bankruptcv?Application for Discharge?In the Matter of W. P. Andrew and T. D. Newman. McLure A McLure, Plaintiff's Attorneys?To the nAfAM/1nvif Uajq Rtrnn JL/CICUUMIIIj AfVOV ! * T. M. Dobson?fc Co.?Candy?Sheet Iron?Northern Potatoes?Hoes?Woolen Goods?Coffee?Sugar?Candles?Wooden Ware ?Plow Steel?Blank Books?Bells?Tin'Ware?Indigo?Tea?Maccaroni? Bacon?MolassesSnuff?Money. John May, Agent?20 per cent below Cost M. Jones, Agent?A Noble Purpose?Shaksperian?Paying Occupation. Joseph Herndon?Tan Bark Wanted. G. II. 0' Leary?Removal. 1 R. H. Gleun?Sheriff's Sales. . Allison A Bratton?Miscellaneous Elixirs?Garden Seeds?Clover Seed?New and Durable. ' L.M. Grist?Money Found. [ THE SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE. Tuesday, February 28,1871. In the Senate, a concurrent resolution was received from the House to rescind the ? vote whereby the General Assembly agreed 5 to adjourn to-morrow, and to postpone adjournment till March 7, was concurred in by t a vote of 17 to 14. A bill relating to the Greenville and Colf umbia Railroad Company was also received from the House, which was read the first time and ordered to lie over for consideration. 0 The following passed: Bill to regulate the * fees of the State Land Commissioner; to ameifti ~ ' * ? J y- an Act providing tor general elections ana j. the manner of conducting the same. I In the House, a bill to provide for the ^ election of Justices of the Peace, Constables, and for other purposes, passed to a third readh togThe Committee on Engrossed bills reported the following: A Senate bill to amend an Act to define the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices, passed and was ordered to be returned to the Senate. Also, a bill to prohibit the bringing of paupers into the State of South Carolina. d A Senate joint resolution authorizing the 2- County Commissioners of Lancaster to levy a d special tax, passed to a third reading. r. T a Wednesday, March 1st, 1867. ^ In the Senate, Mr. Rose introduced a , joint resolution to authorize the levying of a special tax in York county; the preamble ol which sets forth that the office of the county ie Treasurer for that county had been ransacked e- and robbed by lawless men, and also that ol [y the county Commissioners, and the Treasure! Q. driven from his post of duty. The resolution was ordered to lie over for a second reading, fT The House sent back to the Senate, witc d amendments, a bill to amend an Act to define et the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices at The amendments tfere concurred in and the ie bill ordered to be enrolled. er The following passed: Bills to amend ai ^ Act to establish and maintain a system o: free common schools; to amend an Act te n" provide for the construction and keeping ii >e" repair of public high ways, re A House bill to make appropriations anc ct raise supplies for the year commencing No veraber 1, 1870, was, after amendments re al ducing the amount some $80,0000, passed t< a third reading. 5 In the House, a joint resolution to ap 10f aat.ii.. fv,, propnaie c* i ,uw ior mc uunipicuuu u* i?u< ir- Lunatic Asylum, was taken up, and, afte id amendments, was passed to a third reading. ? w ftojBntf'itfeaygJ'Bfe ^ them, cSec., was pnrinr><] t i Uiirfl mix ling i ? ve Thursday, March 2,1871. y* In the Senate, Mr.Wimbush presented i ot petition addressed to the Governor, whioh th te. Chair thought was not properly before th< ire Senate, it being addressed to the Governor [j6 The petition, subsequently, was addressed U irg the Senate and read. The petition requester the removal of Judge Thomas from office ,a" Grounds taken, that the Judge had not resi ut ded in the circuit. A resolution that thi ii- Judge appear before the Senate on Saturday he was adopted. )Q. A bill to make appropriation for the pres 0f ent year was passed, with amendments, ant sent to the House. x~ A bill to provide for the establishment o ?y an agricultural college, was laid on the table A bill to abolish the Sixth Circuit, and t< al reorganize other circuits therein named, whicl lcj had passed a second reading, was so amender t as to change time of holding the courts in th< Fifth Circuit, and passed to a third reading ir" A joint resolution providing for the lev] and collection of a special tax upon the prop 3d erty of the citizens of York county, was post or poned to the next session. n. The enacting clause of a bill to enforce th< at road tax, was stricke. out. A bill to amend an act to provide for th< 33 construction and keeping in repair of publi< highways and roads, was laid on the table. The report of the Committee on the Judi he ciary on a bill to abolish the Seventh Judicia in Circuit, was laid on the table, and the enact [is ing clause of the bilj stricken out ir. A bill to repeal an act to amend an act 2Q providing for the taxation of property, waf * suspended, and a bill to amend an act pro . viding for the assessment and taxation 01 lj- property, passed 15th September, 1868, ano le all acts amendatory thereto, was taken up and passed its third reading. This bill is inre tended to largely reduce the expenses of the Qt assessment and collection of taxes. re In the House, the vote whereby the bill to create a debt of the State, to be known ai the sterling fund debt, for the purpose oj lg paying off the debt of the State, was indef? >k nitely postponed, was reconsidered and tfc is bill recommitted to the Committee on WfB is and Means, with instructions to report )n the same, at 2 P. M., to-day. The following passed : Bills to provid for ? the election of Justicesi of the Peace an/ constables. The third-Wednesday in ?a7 is I q, fixed as the day of election. A jointresoluig toin to levy a special tax in Lancastocounty. y. The Senate sent to the House, wit' araena. ments, a bill to make appropriation lor the present fiscal year. The House ,?fused to a" concur in most of the amendmnts, and a n* message to that,eflect was sent tc/he Senate, it Mr. Whipper presented an adress on the id part of the Legislature to .GfCrn?r Scott, |e praying the removal of Wm Thomas, l Judge of the Sixth Circuit, un?r a charge of violating the Constitution ty not living in his Circuit Also, a resolu^n*. which was adopted, instructing and equiring Judge id Thomas 'to appear befor House tog. morrow, to show cause wb"e should not be so removed. 2T I Frio*, March 3,1871. ^ In the Senate, a message was received I a" from the Governor Bt&fS that he had vetoed the bill to compel Co/ty Treasurers to res' ceive County checkf,Q payment of taxes. ie This message contai'y a regret that he was Jg compelled to pursue'118 course with the bill, : which he stated w* calculated to aid tax- i a' payers somewhat,^ had many other good ' ie features?but gaVamong other reasons for < Jf not approving ifhat of the alleged fact of ;o spurious checK^r warrants being in exisd tence, which it^ght be presumed, would be ? the first to be/?8611 ^ ' h 8 A bill rela*g to the Greenville Railroad c was taken uM a second reading, being the 1 ^ unfinished 'siness, and passea to a third ' c t" reading bw v?t? ?f ayes 24, nays 7. c y In thE'0U8e> hfr. Levy presented a pe- i e j tition fror^* Carpenter, praying for the y payment of the balance of his salary due as I Judge, which was referred to the Committee t on Claims. J At 2 o'clock P. M., Judge Thomas, of the ! 5 Sixth Circuit, presented himself before the: bar of the House, agreeably to a joint resolu- c tion adopted yesterday, to show cause why he j s should not be removed from the office for a violation of the Constitution in not residing in his Judicial Circuit. The address to the i Governor was read, and also the resolution of 1 the House. The Speaker then enquired if t the Judge was prepared to make his defence, i or would he ask for further time. Judge < Thomas replied that the notice given him 1 had been verv brief, but on account of the grave emergency of the occasion, the necessity j for prompt action on. the part of the House, i he would waive any claim he might have to ' demand further time. He stated that on < Monday he would have to hold Court in Union, and if the General Assembly were of the opinion that they could find some one better qualified than himself to perform the duties of the office, he certainly would be glad to be relieved from his official obligations ; and if the House was ready to proceed with the prosecution, he was prepared to make his defence. On motion of Mr. Whipper, a committee of five were appointed to investigate the facts of the case, with instrucstructions to report at the next meeting of the House after adjournment to-day, until which time all further proceedings in this novel cause .were suspended. A resolution that when the House adjourns it stand adjourned till 7 P. M. to-day was adopted. A bill to charter the Cheraw, Lancaster, Union and Greenvile Railroad Company passed its third reading and was ordered to be engrossed. " A bill to provide a manner by which to obtain the right of way to and from lands. surrounded by other lands, was passed to a | third reading. % Saturday, March 4,1871. In the Senate, Mr. Whittemore presented a communication from Judge Thomas, stating that h^ was entirely too unwell to answer tne summons; which was received as information. A bill to promote the consolidation of the Columbia and Greenville and Blue Ridge Railroad was received from the House and passed by a vote of ayes 22, nays 6. This is a substitute for the bill which passed the House last week, and which produced such a storm of indignation. The title of the substitute bill is to promote the consolidation of the Greenville and Blue Ridge Road. It does not ask for any endorsement of the State, but consolidates the two roads, and ratifies the endorsement of the Blue Ridge Bonds, under the Act of 1868. It also postpones the State's ' liens upon both the roads, and makes it sub. sequent to mortgages and encumbrances now existing. It also repeals the section of the Act of 1868 which compels the road to sell , its bonds at par. The bonds of the Blue ; Ridge road are to be endorsed bv the consolidated company. If the consolidated compa' ny fails to pay interest for two years, the State ' is to take possession of the roads and lease | them to responsible parties. A correspondent ! of the Charleston Courier says that the "new " bill is generally regarded as acceptable, as it 5 does not ask a lpan of the State's credit The name of the new company is to be the CoL lumbia and Knoxville road." Mr.Corbin, from the Judiciary Committee, > submitted a report relating to the residence of 1 Judge Thomas of the 6th Circuit, without his . Circuit, showing that when he was not engaged in holding court he did so reside without [ his circuit A bill to provide for a general license law, ) was postponed until the next session. In the House.?A joint resolution* to au* thorize the State Auditor and the County ' Commissioners to levy an additional tax for r the next ensuing fiscal year, of ten mills on ad the dollar, seven as State and three as county jLi third.i%??din<r 3 nnnrifing hma iiiiiiiui tfauuuj hub stricken, out of the following bills and joint resolutions: A bill to regulate all contracts for farm labor in this. State; a bill to enforce the collectB ion of the poll tax; a bill to make an appro8 priation for the deficiency in the School Fund; * a bill to exempt King s Mountain Military 3 School, in the town of Yorkyille, of which A. * Coward is principal, from the operation ol * the provisions of section 14 of an act to or" ganize and govern the militia of the State oi 3 South Carolina; a bill to exempt ministers, > physicians and attorneys from the provisions of an act to provide for the construction and keeping in repair of public highways and * roads; a bill to prohibit the wilful and malicious carrying of deadly weapons; a bill to * provide for the appointment of Trial Justices, 1 the organization of their courts, and the jur} isdiction of the same; a joint resolution auj thorizing the President of the Senate and 3 Speaker of the House of Representatives to 3 call a special session of the Legislature; a > bill to amend an act to establish and mainJ tain a system of Free Common Schools for ' the State; a bill to provide for the compulso* ry attendance at school of children between the ages of six and S'xteen years ; a bill to 3 provide for tfte paying of improvements made on the property of other persons; a bill to 3 abolish the right of dower. J The following bills and resolutions were laid on tie table: Resolution that his Excei* lency tb Governor be requested to commu1 nicate vith the President of the United States, * and recuest a sufficient number of military officers b drill militia of the State; a Senate t joint resolution authorizing the County Comi missimers of Spartanburg county to levy a * epechl tax; a bill to authorize the 'County f Coomissioners of Lancaster county to levy a i gpeial or additional tax. > A. bill to create a debt of the State of South j * Carolina, to be known as the Sterling Funded s <?bt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be ixclusively used in exchange for, or in pay[ Jment of the existing public debt of the said i State, was read a third time, and passed by a vote of ayes 83, nays 24. Mr. Whipper, from the Special Committee to investigate the case of Judge Thomas, reported that JUdge Thomas is not now, nor has been a resident of the sixth circuit, and submitted a resolution summoning the Judge before the House on the 4th instant, at 10 a. m., to make his defense, which was adopted. A hill to nrevpnf. rv?rsnna frnni hol/linf* mn. a than one oMce of profit and trust at the same time injhis State, was postponed-** ufcil the" regular session; A bill to regulate passenger fares on railroads was taken up and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. A Senate bill to regulate the granting of divorces, was taken up and postponed until the next regular session. , A Senate bill to more effectually provide j for the recording of all conveyances, was j taken up and ordered to be engrossed. Mr. feowley, from the committee on en- i grossed Bills, reported the following, which 1 were read a third time and passed, and order- \ ed to be enrolled: A bill to provide the manner for obtaining the right of way where J lands are surrounded by other lands; a Sen- g ate bill to enable judgment debtors to sell S their real and personal property, and to confirm sales already made in conformity with conditions therein specified. i Judge Thomas appeared, in accordance with ^ the resolution of the. House, and requested fl further time, on account of physical indisposi- f, tion; which was granted, the report of the p 3pecial committee and the testimony in the u case being read and laid on the table.' " is Monday, March 6,1871. 11 In the Senate, the report of the Judicia- u y Committee relative to Judge Thomas resiling in his Circuit, was taken up and read. tfr. Corbin introduced Mr. Hamilton, as e] sounsel forjudge Thomas, who was heard in <* lefense. The testimony being read, Mr. Ham- P lton argued the case before the Senate, and ^ ras followed by Messrs. Wimbush, Corbin, | $] Leslie and Nash, wheu a resolution adopting he address requesting the Governor to remove fudge Thomas, was carried hy a vote of ayes 12, nays 7. _ A bill providing for the election of Justices tf the Peace, Constables, and for other purpoes, was postponed to the next regular session. Repulse of the Ku-Klux.?A despatch eceived by Senator Wimbush, yesterday, rom the Clerk of the Court of Chester, states ;hat on Saturday night, a party of disguised lien, supposed to be Ku-Klux, attacked Iwelling of a colored man, named Jim Woo4^7^-jj^~ but as there were several armed men in Wood's house, they fired upon the disguised individuals, killing one of tneir horses, and, as is supposed, wouuding several of the men. The colored people in. the neighborhood, becoming alarmed, flocked into town for. protection. The whites, oeing appealed to, rallied en masse to the support of the colored people, but no further demonstrations were made. The dead horse, it is further stated, has been recognized as belonging to a man named Garland Smith. Senator Wimbush ? waited upon the Governor, who promised to render necessary assistance.?Phoenix, 7th inst. The husband suffers by - the mistakes which his wife makes about men m general. She fancies he has more weaknesses than other men, simply because she knows more about ' him than them. He might turn around and say, though he probabably could not convince her: "Don't you imagine all the men yetr?ee are invariably so heroic as they appear to be before you. v Because they are all pretty speeches, and smiles and nonsensical extravagant attention toward you, do not imagine that they always maintain that admirable attitude? . Don't be a fool, Anna fljaria, but believe that all men are pretty much alike, and that I am not the only monster in the universe." THE YORKviLEE ENQUIRER FOR 1071! WITH the first of the year, the YORKVILLE ENQUIRER will enter upon lu seventeenth volume; and tim success with which the proprietor hoi met in the part, la his effort* to publleh a first-class Literary and Family paper, baa induced him to present attractions in the future, superior to auy heretofore offered. With this view, and for the purpose of securing ORIGINAL SERIAL STORIES. ' of a high order, remunerative prizes were offered for the three best cmnpctetlve siorie*. From a targe number that were submitted, a committee, composed of disinterested and competent literary gentlemen, selected as the most entertaining, "AvLONA "TEMPTATION;? nnd"THE LOST DIAMOND;" which, on opening the seals containing the authors' names, were found to be from the pens of some of the most popular story writera ;^nnd tnese productions are pronounced cquu w mc hwk< any weekly press In the country. THE PBIZE 8TORIE8 will nin through at leant twenty-six numbers of the paper, and win be followed by three other Original Stories of abw>r*-'ng interest, written expressly for the K*qdi*zx, entitled, respectively, "DE8TINY-A TALE OP BEFOBB THE WAR;" "BRO KEN CISTERNS;" and "UNKNOWN," making not leas than three hundred columns of Original Stories to be published during the year; which, in addition to the "Miscellaneous leading,* adapted to all classes; the Agricultural Department, containing practical and useful information for the Parmer; "Reading for the Sabbath," under the supervision of a clerical gentleman of mark- ? ed ability, whose graceful pen embellishes bis department in ev- qft cry number; a column of Wit and Humor; toeether with Edito- ^ rials on appropriate topics; a compend of the Newt, at home and abroad; Commercial and Market Reports, and being one of the largest papers published in the South, printed in the Met etyle ou a steam press, the Eaquiaxa will supply the want of every lireside, and sustain Its reputation as a paper for the family circle. PRIZES TO SUBSCRIBERS. Witha determination to keep up with the spirit of the times? the distribution of Prizes being a popular idea?the Proprietor has determined to adopt s system or GIFT DISTRIBUTION among the subscribers of the Ekquibu; but upon a plan differ enl from that so prevalent, In which brass jewelry, "dumb watches" and shilling pictures are the chief attractions. It is deemed preferable to award a substantial gift, in an equitable manner, upon the following plan: . - .?tliiW : ? Commencing with the first week in January. 1871, the name of each yearly subscriber on the list, who has paid la advance, will be placed In a box provided for the purpose. On each Wednesday morning throughout the year, after thoroughly mixing the names, one name win be drawn from the box?the person, whose name shall be so drawn, to be entitled to a prise of FIVE DOLLARS in cash. (JUr As names are added to the list they will be ' placed in the box<i?0 The name of the person drawn each week will be announced In the Issue of the paper succeeding the drawing, and the money propgtiy forwarded to the addresa. * PREMJCM8 FOR CLUB8. '"--u?^ The proprietor annowBflHj^H^WEltnJMS for the three largest Clubs of subscribed to ftMlBfocmra for the, ycy 1871, amounting In the aggregate <o dUSVpbitHi x - FIVE DOLLARS is The first premium will represent the value of TWRTY-FIVE * DOLLARS; the second, the value of TWEWTY-FIVB DOL, LARS; and the third, the value of FIFTEEN DOLLARS. The proprietor, Instead of designating special articles as pre- 1 mlums, has adopted the above plan, in order that persona who secure the premiums may select sny article that may be preferred of the value to which each may be entitled. The person getting up the largest Club, at fRfiO ft* etch wb- / ? scriber, will be entitled to the first of the above premiums; the I , ^rsoo-eetting **'? r nf subsrrlptlnn to eminence whenever the name la handed In, or on the fintof January, 1871, as may b* preferred. The money for each subscriber Is expected to be paid for whenever the name is entered on our books, and no name will be entered in competition until it is ' paid for. To persons who make up Chibt of ten or more names, but who may fall to obtain a premium, we will sand the Enqoutsn ^ ? one year free of charge; and to those who send a Clnb of twenty i V or more names, but who may foil to get a premium, we will for- X3 . ward a copy of the Emiuiua one year free of charge, and a " 1M ' copy of the Rural Carolinian and the Southern Cultivator, or a ' copy of the Ejkiuuuk and either Godey's Lady's Book, Peterson's Magazine. Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine, or any weekly newspaper published In the United State*. * The premiums will be swarded to the suceeasftil competitors j at one o'clock, p. m., on the second Monday In April, 1871. - .<5 TERMS, IN ADVANCE. One copy, one year,... ft 380 , Two copies, one year, 5 00 One copy two years 5 00 Ten copies, one year, with an extra copy to the person making the club,..,; 25 00 Specimen copies will be sent on application. Address, L. M. GRI8T, Yorkville, 8. C. AWARD* OF*PRIZE. Enquirer Office, March 8, 1871. At a drawing made this day for the purpose of allotting the prize to be awarded this week, by the proprietor of the Enquirer, in accordance with 4 the plan announced in prospectus, the name of A. M. Kee, Fort Mill, S. C. was drawn, who is hereby declared entitled to the prize. ' 4. ( Jmaittial aitb Cctmntrral. YORKVILLE, March 8.?Cotton?Quiet at II to 12$, NEW YORK, March 5.?Cotton irregular and . * heavy with sales of 6,900 bales at 14J. ; LIVERPOOL, March 6?Evening.?Cotton dull and tending down?uplands barely 7$d. CHARLESTON, March 6.?Cotton easier?middling 13J and 14. CHARLOTTE, March 6.?Cotton.?Sales fbr the week 500 bales, closing dnll and lower. We * quote middling at 11$ and 12, stained 8 and 10. CHARLESTON, March 2,?The Crops?The weather has been cool and generally dry, with a moderate rain early in the week. Planters are engaged in preparing their lands preparatory to be putting in a crop, out the amount of cotton to be placed in the ground is as yet quite uncertain. There will be of necessity great economy used; and the purchase of manure and provisions has. up to this time, been on a very restricted scale. | The present position of prices will test the capacity or the South to raise cotton at low figures. The Receipts.?The arrivals at the cotton ports for the week ending on Friday last, show a large increase on last year, but a diminution on the week previous, and were 136,661 bales, against 141.957 bales the week before, and 82,753 for the same time the previous season. At New Orleans the arrivals were 62,780 bales, against 45,469 for the same period last year. The total supplies at the cottoiu-?' ports from September 1. 1870, up to the latest mail dates were 2,792^68 bales, against 2,103,70D for the same time the year previous?showing an increase of 688,488 bales. The total arrivals at the chief Southern markets from September 1, 1870, up to the latest telegraphic intelligence, as contrasted with last year, were as follows: 1871. ' 1870. New Orleans, March 1, ,?r i non^nrr nnn.mn Muioli 830,110 248,707 Savannah, March 1, 512,606 388,280 Charleston, March 1, 282,742 190,963 Texas, March 1, 171,613 165,929 Virginia, March 1, 280,205 167,035 North Carolina, March 1, 70,476 46,687 The following table shows the quantity of cotton in sight on the 24th February 1871, and at the game time the last year. 1870. 1871. Stock in Liverpool, bales. ..764,000 31L000 Stock in London,... 79,341 81,705 Stock in Glasgow, 250 3TO Stock in Havre, 44,230 91,50^ Stock in Marseilles, 6,850 5,600 3tock in Bremen, 3,460 6,864 3tock rest of Continent,......., 25,000 32,000 Afloat for Great Britain, Amer.,..294,000 249,000 ifloatfor France (American and Brazil). ... 41,874 rotal India Cotton afloat for Europe, 131,632 108,512 Jtock in United States Ports, 693,218 568,234 Itock in inland towns, 117,473 103,662 Total 2,159,444 1,598,687 These figures indicate an increase in the cotton n sight of 560,757 bales compared with, the same late of 1870. The Cotton Market.?The heavily sustained rrivals at the cotton ports act with.depressing efact on the market for this staple, and prices apear to be unable to rally under its weight. The andency during this period has been to easier figres, and in the foreign market the rates, which ommeneed at 73d. per lb., receded to 71dj at lew York, which opened at 151 cents, fell off to 5J cents, and at this port Middling Uplands. rhich began at 141 and 141 cents per Id., dedi.np<??' > 141 cents per lb. Corn.?This grain has come forward to mount of about 15,000 bushels from Baltimore, Torfolk and North Carolina. Sales of 6.500 bushIs Prime White, from Norfolk, took place at 99 ants per bushel, bulk weight; and 3,000 bushels (\. rime White North Carolina at 981 cents per bush1, bulk weight. Jobbing lots of Prime White lay be quoted at f 1.08 per bushel; and Mixed at L.05 ana $1.06 per bushel, weight, bags included.