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? A young lady's prayer-book is so heavy now that it takes a young man to carry it home from church. ? Nebraska farmers have still 50,000,000 bushels of corn to send to market, and it is becoming a serious question how to get r?<* of this great surplus. ? Jeff Davis had his pocket knife sharpenened the other day, and certain Republican journals immediately declared that the South was preparing for a new rebellion. ? A vessel which arrived at Boston last week from Rio Janeiro, was sent to quarantine, in consequence of two deaths from yellow fever having occurred on board during the voyage. ? The Missouri Legislature was about to pass a marriage license law, among the provisions of which was one that clergymen must be recorded in the county clerk's office "as of good moral character" before they could law fully perform a m&trimonal ceremony." ? Systematic vaccination has rarely had a more complete vindication than was offered by the health returns of New York city last year. Out of 27,000 deaths, but two were due to small-pox. A solitary case last week was the first, or nearly the first, during the current year. ? A pretty girl "out West" told her beau ?~ that she was a mind-reader. "You don't say so 1" he exclaimed. "Can you read what's in my mind ?" "Yes," said she; "you have it in your mind to ask me to be your wife, but you are just a little scared at the idea." Their wedding cards are out ? The underground telegraph system has been given a thorough trial in Germany, and has been found such a complete success that the imperial postmaster general is now engaged in extending the system throughout the empire, and the task will be completed in a year and a half. ? The citixens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg county generally, propose celebrating the coming 20th of May (their 4th of July) with great eclat. Several mass meetings have been held in Charlotte and numerous com miuwi uppuiuLeu ui srraugv tuc piugiaiuuic that will do honor to the occasion. ? Ex-Congressman Rainey, of South Carolina, was recently tendered by Secretary Sherman the position of assistant appointment clerk of the treasury department. Inasmuch as he had been a prominent applicant for the third auditorship of the treasury department, he declined the smaller office with a good deal of indignation. ? The celebrated Benner bale of cotton, which had been going the round of Southern cities, for the benefit of the family of Lieutenant Benner, has reached the Augusta (Ga.) Exchange, and will be either raffled or sold, as mar be determined hereafter, and the proceeds forwarded to Lieutenant Benner's family, after which the bale will be sent to some other city. ? An elderly lady living near Cochran (Ga.,) has for twenty years carried a brass pin in her mouth day and night, during which time it has never been out of her mouth. She frequently moves it from one side to the other, and by request will exhibit it on the tongue, but not suffer it, under any circumstances, to be removed from the mouth. No % reason is given for this strange conduct ? A Russian author who oared to publish a volume fearlessly criticising the iniquities of the government has been compelled literally to eat his own words. The judge of a Moscow court gave him the choice of eating his book or suffering the punishment of the knout, and on three different days the unhappy man of letters ate his production leaf by leaf until the quarto volume had been chewed up and swallowed. ? ? A man has been discovered in New York by a newspaper reporter who doubtless possesses the most remarkable beard in the country. The man is a truck driver, and during working days wears his beard coiled up and braided together under his clothing, but on Sundays he loosens it and combs it out and goes upon a promenade with a hirsute growth which reaches to his toes, and he is a man nearly six feet high at that. ? Senator Bruce, who has been appointed chairman of a Senate special committee to investigate the affairs of the defunct Freedman's Bank, announces that he will begin his labors as soon as Congress adjourns, and he doesn't propose to stop till he finds out what has become of the missing millions. Thousands of defrauded colored men have a lively interest in this work, and will naturally desire to see Senator Bruce make good his promise. ? The execution of Hezekiah Shaffer, the wife-murderer at Chambersburg, Pa., T1 ursday, was attended by circumstances of peculiar horror. The criminal was so weak that he could not walk, but bad to be borne to the ^ scaffold in a blanket. He had, from the first, protested his innocence, and when asked on the gallows if he had anything to say, he merely shook his head. The drop fell, and the demands of the law were satisfied. ? Dr. Wm McClung Piggott, who was in charge of the Confederate States Laboratory at Petersburg during the war, has written a letter to a prominent Charleston physician from Tambo, Queensland, Australia, in which he says that there are a wide field and many splendid openings for competent physicians in Australia, and advises young, energetic and competent doctors who are struggling to make a practice at home to come out at once. He says that a position worth from $1,500 to $2,000 the first year is certain, and that if any physicians make up their minds to make the change he can secure them cheap transportation as immigrants. ? In New York, on Thursday last, a Syndicate, composed of nineteen banks and banking firms of that city and Boston, made a subscription of $150,000,000 four percent bonds and $40,000,000 funding certificates, making th3 largest single subscription ever made to government funded loans in this or any other country. The Syndicate which has made this unparalleled subscription of one hundred and ninety millions, is composed, it is understood, of the First National Bank, Fisk & Hatch, Metropolitan National Bank, Winslow, Lanier & Co., J. & W. Seligman, Morton, Bliss & Co., Third National Bank, Bank of New York, American Exchange Bank, Park Nax??i T>?i. T *?> J LlULltH JDKU&) liujjuiicio auu naucio n auvu~ al Bank, Hatch & Foote, Vermilye & Co., United States Trust Company, Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and the New York Branch of the Bank of Nevada, of that city, Maverick National Bank, Foote & French, and C. A. Sweet & Co., of Boston, making nineteen institutions, representing a combined capital of over $100,000,000. ? The funeral in New York, last Sunday week, of Gen. Richard Taylor, son of President Taylor, and brother-in-law of Jefferson Davis, brought together a most remarkable body of pall-bearers, considering that he had been a Lieutenant-General in the Confederate army, and was ever since the close cf the war a most pronounced Democrat, one who was given to speakiDg his mind freely and with a biting tongue and pointed pen. The present Republican Secretary of State, Mr. Evarts, came from Washington especially to officiate as pall-bearer, along with his predecessor Hamilton Fish, and Chas. O'Conor, August Belmont, Senator Bayard, Mayor Cooper, A. S. Hewitt, and other less prominent individuals. And there were present also Mr. Tilden, Peter Cooper, and several Northern Generals, ex-Mayors, Congressmen, Ac. General Taylor is said to have been one of the best informed men in the country, a brilliant conversationalist, and a writer of great force and pungency. His sister, who created a sensation thirty years agd as Miss Bettie Taylor, then as Mrs. Bliss, wife of President Taylor's chief of staff, and now | Mrs. Dandridge of Winchester, Va., was present at the funeral. Gen. Taylor was 53 I years of age, and a widower. He had never been in political life, but few men in the country bad a more extensive acquaintance. He inherited great wealth, but the war ruined him. I&e furMle tapim* YORKVIL.LE, S. C.: THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 24,1879. "the negro exodus. We had hoped that the Liberian craze, which affected the colored people of this State a year ago, and the unsatisfactory results of the trial trip of the Azor to the coral strands nf Afrin'n annnv clime, would damDen the ar dor of the susceptibi3 blacks of South Carolina, and for a time at least their minds would rest in quiet so far as all chimerical ideas of emigration were concerned. But not so. The emigration fever which has carried so many of these deluded people from Louisiana, Mississippi and other Southern States, has appeared not only in South Carolina, but in this immediate section, and though it has not assumed a malignant form, it is presented in a somewhat violent type, many of the subjects laboring under the belief that from some unexplained cause, and by some undefined or invisible power, they are required to take their departure from the land of their nativity and seek new homes on the bleak prairies or in the uninviting wilds of the far West. To contradict the absurd story in circulation among them, and believed by many, would seem to be an absurdity; yet it is a duty which the press owes to these people to enlighten them on all matters pertaining to their welfare, and it is no less our duty, so far as relates to the colored people of York county, to properly inform them on this particular subject. If the opinion prevails among them, as we are informed it does, that they are required to leave their homes and go to Kansas or some other Western State, it is a falsehood put in circulation for base motives by design ing persons. The most credulous of the race, in view of their past experience, ought to be sufficiently acute to understand this fact There is neither individual nor governmental authority that can be brought to bear upon the negroes compelling them to leave South Carolina to seek homes in the West. Neither is there is any measure of oppression brought against them?in this section at least?calculated to induce among them a desire to leave their homes, only to meet sickness,' want and starvation among heartless strangers, whose education and instincts ever have been and ever will be against them. The best friends of the colored race, on American soil are the white people of the South, amoSg whom they were raised, and woe betide them when they torsake their mentis of a life-time, merely to gratify a whimsical freak, or what is even worse, in obedience to the behest of political schemers and tricksters. Under our State laws, and in the exe cution of them, the black man is protected in his rights of citizenship equally with the white man, and so far as statutory enact ments can secure protection in this State, his chances in the battle of life are equal with those of the white man. Not only is this true in South Carolina, but it is equally true in other Southern States. Even in Mississippi, from which many colored people have recently emigrated and are now in the West in a helpless condition, steps are being takeu for their relief. Gentlemen of undoubted financial standing and respectability in that State have telegraphed to Kansas City that all destitute colored people there, or in Wyandotte, who wish to return to their old homes, will have their fares paid, and all their rights, civil and political, will be guaranteed to them. Besides this, Senator Bruce, of the same State, one of the most intelligent colored men in the South, has issued a circular advising his colored constituents against emi grating to the West, and counseling them to remain where they are. These are facts for the colored people of South Carolina to ponder, and if they do not present the case sufficiently clear to remove the scales from their eyes, perhaps the following?a specimen of many items of news to the same purport from the West?will have the proper effect: A Kansas City dispatch of a recent date says that a large number of negroes from the South have been landed by steamboats at Wyandotte, in an entirely destitute condition, during the past few days. They are occupying the churches and public halls of that place. Many are sick from exposure and dying. Mayor Shelley, of Kansas city, telegraphed the secretary of war for an order for the issue of rations from Fort Leavenworth to feed them, and Secretary McCrary replied that he had no authority to do so, that Congress was in session and that application should be made to that body. A committee has been appointed at Wyandotte to look after the sufferers. The committee has issued a call to the citizens of the United States for relief, stating that seventeen hundred entirely destitute colored people are already in Wyandotte, and thousands more in the same condition are on the way, and they ask for immediate aid. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The rice crop in Barnwell county, was slightly injured by the recent cold snap. ? Columbia is boasting over a fourteen pound trout recently captured in the river near that city. ? The citizens of Charleston have contributed more than twelve hundred dollars in cash for the-relief of the Walterboro sufferers. ? Ten thousand dollars of the bonds of the Cheraw and Chester Railroad, have recently been sold in Chester, at 80 cents on the dollar. ? During the past two years the town council of Pickens have not had a disorderly person to deal with, nor have the citizens been required to pay a cent of town tax. ?The Abbeville Medium says a large number of men in that county who "swore off" from using guano the present season, are hauling away the stuff from the railroad depot every day. ? Henry L. Habenicbt, a well-known liquor dealer of Columbia, while laboring under a temporary aberration of mind, committed suicide on Monday afternoon, by shooting himself through the heart while lying in bed. ? The county commissioners of Chester county, recently retired five thousand dollars of the bonds of that county, issued in aid of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad, at 79$. Last year the same amount of bonds was retired at 72. ? The Spartan learns from various parts of Spartanburg county that the farmers are quite forward with their work. Cotton planting has been commenced in earnest. Peaches Have been killed in low and exposed J places; but on the high ridges there is a pros* pect for an abundant crop. ?-^The April term of the Supreme Court commenced its sittings on Tuesday of last week. The hearing of the nine test cases, tried before the Court of Claims, and which involve the validity of about $2,000,000 of the unrecognized bonded debt of the State, was commenced. The bondholders are represented by General James Conner, Col. C. H. Simonton, Col. Samuel Lord and Mr. W. H. Brawley. The State is represented by Attorney General Youmans, Hon. Henry A. Meetze and Gen. Y. J. Pope as her counsel. The discussion commenced on Tuesday and was not concluded until Monday. Several months will probably elapse before the decision of the Court is announced. ? Mr. Lewis Scarborough, a Methodist minister, made a very narrow escape from being instantly killed, one day last week, by the southern bound passenger train, near Marion. He was approaching the railroad crossing, as he says, in a deep study, and had no idea that a train was so near. When his horse reached the track, he observed the train approaching very rapidly. He hit bis horse a cut with his whip, but the beast stopped, instead of going ahead. When the engine got near, the horse made a leap, leaving the buggy on the track. The cowcatcher struck the buggy about half way and tore it up, throwing the reverend gentleman, its occupant, to the left of the track. He was somewhat, but not seriously, injured. ? A dispatch to the New and Courier from opartanburg, under date of the 19th instant, says: "Revenue officials Landford, Byron and Johnson, were out raiding yesterday afternoon and found a still in full blast, eleven miles from this place, and while demolishing the same two white men, one armed with a shot gun, made their appearance on a hill near by, and threatened their lives if they did not desist. The officials, thinking the threat1 was only made to frighten them off, .kept on destroying the still and fixtures, and the attacking party became very violent, and swore f-tioiT omnM kill on mo nf tliA fnrrva if thpv did ""? j not stop. About this time the man with the shot gun, who had sneaked up behind a build* ing near by, fired. The gun was loaded with buckshot, three of which struck Byron in the left shoulder, thigh and hand, inflicting severe but not dangerous flesh wounds. The revenues tried to capture the offenders, but their legs were not long enough." ? In the United States Circuit Court, at Charleston last week, the jury returned a verdict of guilty against William Kerrigan, who was indicted on the charge of assaulting a United States Supervisor, at the November election. Charles A. Levy was convicted of having voted more than once. Both Kerrigan and Levy were admitted to bail and will be allowed to go at large until the differences between Judges Bond and Bryan have been certified up to and acted upon by the Supreme Court of the United States. On Tuesday, Judge Bond instructed the jury, charged with the trial of the Barnwell county election conspiracy cases, to bring in a verdict of not guilty, on the ground of a defect in the information, which it accordingly did. United States District Attorney L. C. Northrop, then, to the surprise of the vast audience in the court jt>ou?$noved to continue all the political cases* until next November terra of court, and stated as his ground for making such a motion, that it would be impossible, after the ruling of the court just made, and in consequence of the time already consumed in dilatory motions on the part of the defence, to proceed with the trials without enormous expense to the government. There being no objection to the motion on the part of the defence, the cases were all continued until next term. ? The Supreme Court, on Wednesday of last week, filed its decision directing a writ of mandamus to issue to the treasurer to apply the money in the treasury raised under the tax acts of 1876, 1877 and 1878, to the payment of the coupons and interest certificates upon the recognized Consolidation bonds and stock which matured oo the 1st January, 1879, and will mature on the 1st July, 1879. The facts of the case are thus summarized by the News and Courier: "A sufficient sum of money was raised by taxation in the years 1877 and 1878 to pay the interest upon the entire Consolidation debt, but as it was provided by law that no interest should be paid upon the disputed debt, until its validity should be established, a large balance remained in the treasury after the completion of the payment of the interest on the recognized debt. The Legislature, at the last session, unwilling to levy fresh taxes for interest while money applicable to the purpose lay idle in the treasury, appropriated $150,525 out of the funds already collected for the payment of the interest on the recognized debt for the year 1879. Immediately, the holders of unrecognized bonds took proceedings to enjoin the treasurer from making the payments, claiming that the unexpended interest fund in the treasury must be held in trust, as it were, for the purposes for which it was collected, and could not, pending litigation, be applied in any other way. An issue was made up in the State Supreme Court, with the result before mentioned. The Court was unanimous in its decision." Since the decision was announced, the State treasurer and his clerks have been quite busily engaged in paying out the money due, more than fifty thousand dollars having been paid last week. MERE ^MENTION. At Stamford, Delaware county, New York, on Saturday last, snow to the depth of twenty inches covered the ground and it was still falling. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has created a committee from its members, to visit the Pacific coast to welcome ex-President Grant when he returns to the United States. The negroes of Baltimore, ou Tuesday of last week, celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of the Fifteenth amendment. There was a procession of Masons, Odd Fellows and other civic societies. The United States Supreme Court will be seven hundred and fifty cases, or two years behind, when it adjourns May 12. In consequence of the hard times in Germany, it is reported that in all parts of > the country, large parties are forming for re-j mftirnl in fVio TTnif-prJ Rtatpa leftward 8. ! Stokes, the slayer of Jim Fisk, has taken up his abode in San Francisco. A Missouri Judge has decided that an insolvent father canuot insure his life for the beneft of his children. The sixth annual session of the Supreme Lodge, Knights of Honor, will be held in Knights of Honor Hall, No. 730 Washington street, Boston, Mass., commencing Tuesday, May 13th, next, | at two o'clock, p. m. A bill has been ! ordered to a third reading in the New York | legislature, which proposes to tax the sales J of cotton in that State. The bill requires j the tax to be deducted from the value of cot- j ton bales. Gen. John A. Dix, of New j York, died on Sunday. He had for many years been prominent in New York politics ; j was twice Governor of the State, and was! Major General in the Federal army. It was he who gave the famous order, now passed into a saying: "If any man takes that flag down, shoot him on the spot The Raleigh (N. C.) Observer has made a:i assignment The paper will be continued far thirty days, and if not soli during that time privately, is to be advertised twenty (jays and sold at public auction. DESTRUCmTioRNADO. ln>i mAnb r\rv Mtinna /\f V/U IT CUUCOUOJ Ui JOOW YTCCIV| pVI VIVUP VI Colleton county were the scene of an unusually destructive tornado. At Walterboro^ about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, that place was visited by the storm, which caused the loss of a number of lives and the destruction of a large amount of property. One account puts the number of lives lost at sixteen, and the houses destroyed at one hundred. A letter published in the News and Courier received by Alderman fiissell, of Charleston, from his brother, H. E. Biased, says that his brother, Mr. Swinton Bissell, had come from Walterboro on Thursday, and that he had to swim his horse in many places, the whole country being flooded, bridges washed fiway, and the roads obstructed with fallen trees. Mr. Swinton Bissell gives a most harrowing account of the disaster. He says tlut Dr. Rivers' wife and Philemon Sanders, a young man who had only been married a week, were among the killed, and that Miss Rivers, Miss Kline, Mr. Charles B. Farmer and family, and Mr. Burbridge and family, were among the injured. Pianos, stoves, bedding and all sorts of heavy as well as light hou>< hold articles ware blown in everv directum. The clothing of ladies was blown entirely off their persons in the streets, and their cries, mingling with those of the injured and of mothers who bad lost their childien, were most pitiable. A letter from Oakley, on the North-Eastern Railroad, gives the following account of the destruction in that vicinity: I have seen the tracks of tornadoes through our pine forests, but I have never been in the centre of one until yesterday afternoon, and hope I may never be in a like situation again. The people in this vicinity had been praying for rain for some time, but now they are praying for boats. We had a slight shower on yesterday morning, when the clouds began to break and signs of a clear day were visible. About 2 o'clock the clouds began to gather again, and by 4 the whole heavens were obscured by dark omiuious looking clouds, with occasional flashes of lightning and low distinct thunder. At 5 o'clock the gale burst upon us with all its fury. It seems to have originated and terminated in the open field adjoining the depot. The rain fell in torrents, accompanied by bright flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder. Almost immediately with the rain came the wind, which in a few seconds increased to such violence that I was fearful the depot and the adjacent buildings would be blown down. They were shaken to their foundations, and 1 threw my combined weight and strength against the door to assist the locks in holding it shut. There was an incessant roaring sound, similar to that made by a long train of cars running at full speed, with an occasional report like that of a pistol. When the wind abated ^opened the door on the opposite side of the house, when a terrible scene was presented. There were four colored families living near the depot. Every house was gone, and the jjeople were running for the depot, the only he use left to give them shelter. All tbe dwelling houses and barns were blown into a thousand pieces and scattered for a mile around.. Strange to relate, only one person was killed six others were wounded, some seriously. The unfortunate people have lost nearly lekery thing they had? nil their furniture, cteckery and cooking utensils being broken, fhd a portion of their clothing and bedding entirely lost. One man found one mattress on a fence about one hundred yards otii and another mattress has not yet been found. Some of the things have been seen in a swamp nearly a mile from the place. A cart (hat was standing at one of the houses was carried a distance of a hundred yards and broken to pieces against a tree, a tire from one of the wheels being taken three hundred yards and deposited in a neighbor's yard. A plough mould was taken from the same cart and carried about one hundred yrrds. Boxes, tin pans, tin buckets, <fec., are to be seen in every direction. Trees, gardens and fences all blown down, and roads completely blockaded. A gentleman this morning had to leave his buggy near a quarter of a mile off and wade the balance of the way. One man was taken up and carried about seventv-five yards, when he came in contact with a stump that brought him to a standstill. The half has not been told, but enough. The people of Walterboro are appealing for aid. The following telegram was sent to Mayor Sale of Charleston : "A cyclone has passed! over our town and has left it a mass of ruins. So far as heard from sixteen persons have been killed outright. We cannot even estimate the. number of those maimed. About seventy per cent, of our entire population are now homeless, and made utterly destitute. We need aid, materal aid. To relieve us it must be immediate. We appeal to the generous sympathy of Charleston in this hour of our dire calamity. "A Wickman, Intendant" A special reporter of t he News and Courier, under date of Friday, 18th iustant, furnishes that paper with the following list of casualties in the town of Walterboro and vicinity: Killed.?Mrs. Dr. Geo. M. Rivers, Philemon Sanders and Benj, Reynolds, white, a boy aged fourteen name Scott, the wife of Jackson Grant, and Lydia Ford, colored. Total, six. Wounded.?Miss Elista Youngblood, arm broken. Miss Annie Rivers, severely; Mr. Charles Farmer; the wife of Geo. Washington, colored, mortally;. Julia Perry, colored, mortally. A number of other are cut and bruised, more or less, severely. Four colored men on a turpentine plantation in the track of the storm are missing, and it is reported that the bodies of two colored children are lying at a camp ground eight miles above here. The houses of Dr. George M Rivers, Sisate Senator Robert Fishburne, Charles B. Farmer, Esq., John W. Burbidge, Esq., Dr. Postell Fishburne, Lucretia Campbell, Miss Eliza Youngblood, Dr. Charles Witsell, Rev. Mr. Dunwoodie, Mrs. Danid Hutson, Jackson Grant, Mrs. James Wood, James W. Fraser, Esq., Israel Banks, Jno. Scott, James Brown, Daniel Robertson and C. B. Brock are totally destroyed and are mere masses ot ruins. The residences of Miss G. Youngblood, Carnot Bellinger, James Glover, Clarence Lucas, Rev. E. E. Belinger, J. D. Richardson, J. J. Kline and Mrs. M. W. Webb, are so injured as to be untenable, and it will be almost impossible to restore any one of them. This is only a partial list,, many other houses being either destroyed completely or rendered uninhabitable. The seven churches of ithe town, Episcopal, Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist, and Baptist and Methodist, colored, are heaps of rubbish, and the Academy is in the same condition. No stores were destroyed. The courthouse and jail are uninjured. The people are crowded in the few remaining dwelling-houses and provisions are short. Much distress is inevitable and assistance is greatly needed. The Netva and Courier of Saturday morning says: "As soon as the news of the distress prevailing in Walterboro reached the city, the Mayor issued an order for the immediate purchase of such provisions as were deemed most wanted. Alderman Bissel, who was entrusted with the purchase and forwarding of the articles, bought 25 barrels of grist, 4 boxes of bacon, 1 cask of beans, 15 barrels of floor, 4 barrels of sugar, 3 bags of coffee and several sacks of saft, the whole coeting about $608. These goods were at once forwarded to Walterboro, where they will be placed in the hands of a competent relief committee for distribution. A meeting of City Council was called yesterday to consider the matter, but only eight aldermen were present, and no meeting was held. The action of the Mayor will doubtless be confirmed by the Council at the next regular meeting of that body which takes place on Tuesday next Besides the city's contribution, $865 were collected from the citizens by Messrs. Steele and Capers, and $800 were sent on by express. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. LETTER FROM ROCK HILL. Rock Hill, 8. C., April 21,1879., Owing to frequent heavy rains, and the continued cold weather, farming operations in this section are rather backward, though the preparations are fully equal to the opportunities afforded under the existing circumstances. The rapid and continued rise in the price of cotton has brought the remaining bales to market. Some 200 bales or more were sold here last week, ranging in price from 10J to 101. Friday and Saturday were days bright and pleasant, highly enjoyed after so much rain. Consequently, the farmers with' their families came to town, and the merchants and their clerks, whose name is legion, were kept busily engaged, supplying the many wants of their customers. Having just received new stocks of fresh and beautiful goods, of course they were untiring in their efforts to display and sell. We rarely have the pleasure of having a trade more brisk at this season. In fact, it compared very favorably with the fall trade, aa it seemed almost impossible to accommo date the crowd that thronged the different stores. We take pleasure in calling attention to the fact that our young friends, Dr. J. W. Fewell and D. P. Steele have bought the entire stock of drugs of the firm of Williamson jfc Campbell, and will continue the drug business in the house recently occupied by that firm, under the firm name of Fewell & Steele. We noticed the columns of the last issue of the Herald give u "bloody record" of the various fights and accidents which occurred recently in the vicinity below Rock Hill. We are pleased to say that none were of a very dangerous or serious nature, as none have yet resulted in anything more serious than a broken leg. No fatal blow was struck, notwithstanding weapons of the most deadly character were used by the combatants. We would here beg leave to refer to the enquiry, or rather a rebuking complaint, contained in the same issue of the-Herald, charging either a lameness in the law, or remissness of duty on the part of the officers of the law, in not having the violators brought to justice. In the particular cases referred to in the Herald, we would say that nejther is the law lame, nor are the officers at fault The law does not require an officer to act in the aba*?nr?A of onmnlaint unon oath, or Dereonal " ? 1 ? x ' l observation. A mere rumor will not warrant au officer in making an arrest, in the absence of a proper affidavit. We are glad to say that our trial justice does not encourage or solicit business of this character; though he is ever ready and willing to do substantial justice to all parties when properly before his court We had the pleasure of a mere glimpse of the noble face of our beloved Hampton as he passed here en route to Washington. He passed here on the 15th and on the next day took his seat in the United States Senate. Such rapid transit, even in these days of progression, is truly astonishing, and almost incredible. The decision of Judge Pressley in the county bond case met with the usual comment on the part of the tax-payers, with the express determination to test the validity of the decision in the State Supreme Court. A laughable incident of excitement and consequent absent-mindedness, occurred in our town some days ago. A gentleman and his family from North Carolina were travel ing in cog., by private conveyance, and concluded here to take the cars. The train arrived, and the inexperienced gentleman bustled around, putting tiunks, wife and children on board. All things ready, the train betran to move with the happv family, when ~ "O - A the father discovered that one of the children was missing. He pulled the bell-rope, ran out of the car, caught up the child, and absolutely tried to throw it in through the window, as the train did not stop still enough to suit him, and he feared that he and his child would both be left. Our highly-esteemed old friend, Andrew Wherry, died very suddenly last 8aturday. While sitting at the dinner-table he was taken sick aud fell. He was carried to his bed and died in a very few seconds. He was in Rock Hill the day before, seemingly as well as he ever was, sold some cotton and made some purchases. He was sixty-five years old. He was a quiet, inoffensive, honest old gentleman, against whom no one can bring a detrimental charge. He leaves a widow and children, to whom we extend our tender sympathies in this hour of their sad bereavement. Lux. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enosirer* CLOVER LEAVES. Clover, 8. C., April 21,1879. As a rule, this season of the year is a leisure time for merchants and traders generally. During the dull season last year, the amusement for the "boys" of Clover was the quiet but absorbing game of draughts. This season, feeling the necessity for more active exercise, they have erected a ball alley, and now the "bawl" denoting a highly contested game, is heard at all hours of the day. It is good exercise, and in itself considered, a harmless amusement, as long as those engaged in the play do not become angrily excited over disputed points of the game. The only recent improvements in our little town, are a wood-shop by Moore & Co.; a ware house by Jackson & Barron, and a new coating of paint on the residence of Zimri Carroll. Mr. W. B. Smith is making preparations for improving and beautifying his residence. Dr. A. P. Campbell, clerk of the board of trustees for this township, iuforras me that all past due school claims of this township have been paid up to the beginning of this year. Consequently, King's Mountain township is now out of debt, so far as concerns school claims, a fact on which her citizens have cause for congratulation. Mr. F. M. Stewart's house, about one mile east of this place, was entered a few nights ago, while the family were away from home, by parties as yet unknown. They destroyed and carried off nearly everything in the house, including a large, new feather bed. Miss Fannie D. McCall, one of Clover's most lovely young ladies, left us a few days ago, to spend a few weeks in your town. The subject of building a church at this place is now being discussod. We earnestly hope that the worthy object may be early accomplished. The number of bales of cotton bought and sold at this place during the past season is about the same as for the corresponding period last year ; and the amount of fertilizers received and distributed in this section, for this year's planting, is about equal to the quantity used last year. Vox. XiOGAX. ARFAIRS. new. advertisements. W. Holme* Hardin; President?Stockholders' Meeting. F. Constant?Watch Repairing. T. C. Robertson. Treasurer?Tax Notice?School Claims. Hunter & Oates?Shoes, Clothing, Dress Goods. Clark Brothers?At the Lowest Prices?Good Flour?Bacon, Hams and Lard?We Want to Sell?Sundries?Notice. J. M. Adams?All-Right Cook?Hot Blast. John C. Kuykendal?York Drug Store Paragrapbs. T. M. Do bson?Listen to the Cash House. Mrs. Fannie L. Do bson?More New Goods. Latimer A Hemphill?Saddles, Stoves, Ac. HONORARY MEMBERS. At the last regular meeting of the Jenkins Rifles, Messrs. I. D. "Witherspoou, W. H. McCorkle and A. W. Ingold were elected honorary members of the company. GRAND LODGE I. O. G. T. The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order la In ooooiAn of Prillimhifl \jjl u uuu jl cuipiai a io iu ocootvu uv wi ? ??? this week. Eureka Lodge, of this place, is represented by Miss Hannah E. Grist. In addition to the regularly elected delegate, another member also goes from Eureka LodgeRev. Thomas E. Gilbert, Grand Worthy Counsellor. AGENT8 FOR THE ENQUIRER. The following named persons are authorize^ to receive the names of subscribers to the Enquirer and give receipts on payment of subscriptions : T. Gid Culp, Esq., Fort Mill, 8. 0. George T. Schorb Chester, 8. C. Cspt. Ed. M. Mills,. ....Rock Hill, 8. C. Joshua D. Gwlnn, Esq.,.'. - Clover, 8. C. LEE LIGHT INFANTRY EXCUR8ION. The Lee-Light Infantry, Capt. Marshall, of Chester, will give an excursion on the Chester and Lenoir Railroad, on Thursday the 1st of next month. They will be joined here by the Jenkins Rifles, who will go as an organization, and also, by a number of citizens, who will avail themselves of the opportunity thus afforded for a day's recreation. MI8810NARY MEETING. The Sunday School Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, will hold its regular monthly meeting, in the church, on the coming Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The committee of arrangements have provided for an address to be delivered by Mr. F. A. Gilbert. The meeting is public, and a cordial invitation is extended to the community to be present. - . the carolina farmer. We cannot render our agricultural readers a better service than by calling to their attention the merits of the Carolina Farmer, published by Wm. H. Bernard, of Wilmington, N. C. The Carolina Farmer is a monthly magazine, devoted exclusively to agricultural interests, and its pages are replete with matter imparting practical knowledge on every subject connected with the farm. Price $1.50 per annum, or $1 for six months. painful accident. We regret to learn that one day last week, Mr. J. C. H. Duff, of Clay Hill, while making some repairs to the saw of his saw mill, met with a painful accident. Although the machinery of the mill was standing, and the water shut off from the driving wheel, yet an accumulation in one of the buckets of the wheel, gave it a revolving motion, moving the saw, which struck Mr. Duff on the leg above the knee, lacerating the flesh, and inflicting an ugly, though we trust not serious wound. tran8fer8 of real estate. The following transfers of real estate have been recorded in the office of the County Auditor since our last report: ~~ Wm. Smith to J. M. Ivy. Tract of 160 acres in Catawba township. Consideration $1,019.74. J. M. Ivy and others to Town Council of Bock Hill. Lot in Bock Hill. Consideration $5.00. J. G. Dover to Fannie Mullinax. Tract of 180 acres in King's Mountain township. Consideration $300. count! taxe8. County Treasurer Eobertson gives notice, this week, that he will commence the collection of the May installment of State and county taxes, commencing at Clay Hill, on the 1st of the month. The total levy for all purposes is 9$ mills. The Treasurer also publishes an important not ice to the holders of old school claims. From one-third of the collections of poll-tax for the yc.irs 1877-78, these old claims will be paid pro rata. These claims, however, must in all cases be presented to the Treasurer inr person, and it is suggested by the Treasurer that they be presented to him, as far as it is practicable to do so, at the appointments in the county most convenient to the holders. prize'drill. On Friday evening last, the calisthenic class, taught by Miss Wade, contested for pri? A" fn fbo fAIlP Tnom. zei) LU UC awiUU iropcviutij IV vuv wiu bers who should be adjudged as being most proficient in the execution of the different movements taught in the first month's course. Messrs. J. F. Wallace, J. A. McLean, C. E. Spencer, A. S. Withers. H. F. Adickes, Jun., and Misses Fannie Miller and Jennie Coward, were selected as judges. About sixty members of the class contested for the prizes, which were awarded as follows: First prize?a white plume, awarded to Miss Minnie Lowry. Second prize?toilet set, awarded to Miss Ida McElwee. Third prize?pair of vases, awarded to Miss Bobbie Glenn. Fourth prize?pair of vases, awarded to Miss Mamie Currell. SUPK1EME COURT DECISION. J. H. Gunning vs. W. E. Erwin and others. This case was an action against the administrators of George Steele, who was executor of E. H. Gunning, for an accounting. It was instituted in the Probate Court for York county, July 21st, 1871, the petitioner claim! ing some 85,000. The Probate Judge, J. A. McLean, gave him a decree for about $1,250 and costs. From that decree both parties appealed, and Judge Hudiion, on April 13,1878, overruled so much thei-eof as allowed an investment of $1,300 in Confederate States bonds, which, with interest, amounted to some $2,700 in addition to the $1,250. From Judge Hudson's decree the defendants appealed. On the 14th instant the Supreme Court filed their opinion setting aside the decree of Judge Hudson, and affirming the decree of the Probate Judge. Messrs. Patterson & Gaston for petitioner, and Messrs. Hart & Hart for defendants. TAME ITALIANS. Quite a crowd of large boys and urchins of smaller stature, gathered on the streets last Saturday evening to witness the antics of two tame or pet Italians on exhibition by a large brown bear?a genuine and intelligent specimen of the genus Ursus arctos. These usually intractable creatures displayed, in a wonderful degree, the power of superior intellect over animal instinct. At the word of command they performed many curious feats. They walked upright, like a sure enough biped. They turned somersets equal to Harlequin, and to the air of a Norwegian tune, hummed in tolerably broken English by his bearship, waltzed with surprising grace ana precision. For a twenty-five cent fee the bear agreed to make one of his pets climb a tree; but after the money was paid, with a clever artlessness that would have been creditable to a defaulting bank officer, he declined to comply with his part of the contract, and on being remonstrated with, commenced to parley in regular bear parlance. This produced a sensation, and for a while trouble seemed to be bruin, but the prompt appearance of the police restored order, and the exhibitor wended his way through town, followed by an admiring crowd. | HAMPTON* 19 WASHINGTON. The Washington correspondent of the New and Courier, writing under date of the 17th, gives the following sketch of the arrival of Senator Hampton in Washington: The arrival of Senator Hampton, 4>f South Carolina, yesterday, was the occasion of ail v manner of expressions of kindness and good will towards him, for he has thousands of friends and admirers in Washington. > The * welcome accorded him is not only, that shown an illustrious statesman or renowned soldier, but luchfasis deserved by a man who adds to sound sense and true bravery a patriotism which makes him utterly forget self in his all* absorbing desire to do good for bis country and bia fellow men. As 1 heard a wellknown Virginian put it to-day, [ ?Wade FTamntnn hud rather the neonle would be lieve, as they do, that be trie* to do hi? whole duty faithfully than to be regarded as the greatest of living weu." Your correspondent felt glad that he had at last come, because the South wants practical statesmen in Congress who will make the most of things as they are and not as they ought to be, according to some Bourbonic theory of the past. When he was sworn in, the vast crowd in the gallery watched the proceeding with an interest more intense than has been "Vet exhibited when the oath was administered to any other senator. He was somewhat pale, and showed that he had suffered a great deal during his affliction, and every man and woman in the Senate Chamber looked ready to pray that he might be made strong again for the good of the people, not only of Sooth Carolina, but of the whole land. The South Carolina delegation met Governor Hampton at the depot and escorted him to hb quarters on Capitol Hill, near the C ^ Senate Chamber. He subsequently went to the Senate, and was sworn in. The South Carolina members already seem strengthened by hb presence, for during all hb illnen they seemed more concerned about , hb recovery than if he had been allied to them by the strongest ties of blood. They believe, as I do, that a change of climate and scene will benefit bim, if he is not tempted into working beyond hb strength. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. LETTER FROM CHESTER. Chester, S. C., April 22, 1879. During the past week, our county was visited wirii heavy rains, accompanied with hail and high winds, causing considerable damage to crops, fencing, etc. A gentleman living " '?? mil?? r?f tliii nlam. informed me that trees on bis plantation were twisted off, and moch of his fencing was blown away. Similar damage was indicted in other local* ities. On Friday night we bad another heavy frost, which, I think, completely did the work unfinished by previous frosts, of killing, all the fruit and early vegetables lhat had been planted in the gardens. Messrs. Geo. A. Denning & Co., contractors for building the Cheraw and Chester Railroad bridge across Fishing creek at Cedar Shoals, have built four dump cars and laid down a branch track of half a mile to their quarry, and are progressing rapidly with their work. The iron bridge is now be> ing made in Baltimore, and will soon arrive. President Hardin is now in New York, on business connected with the road. On the 12th instant, Johnson -Crosby, (a son of Mr. A. J.' Crosby,) aged about Ifi yean, living in Halsellville, was accidentally shot in the head. He had been hunting, ana on returning, bis grown brother endeavored to get the gun away from him, when it was accidentally discharged, wounding the young man severely. Hopes are entertained of his The temperance movement is flourishing here. At every meeting of the Division a ' ^ number of new members are initiated. . Last Friday we were visited by fauy hard* looking Italian tramps with two brown bean. They perform*! various antics on the streets, and i finished by .climbing telegraph pole* They departed northward. Friday and Saturday Inst were busy days in town. There were a good many people in town, and the merchants did a good butt* ness. Considerable cotton was sold, and trade seemed lively. Prices ranged from 104 to 11 cents. _ On Sunday there were services ain the A. * R. Presbyterian, the Methodist and Baptist churches, by the respective pastors, aud at night in the Presbyterian. The day was quite pleasant, and there was a large attendance at each church. The Lee Light Infantry have just received epaulets for their uniforms, which will add much to the appearance of the company when on parade. Oo the occasion of their proposed excursion, on the 1st of next month, they expect a grand time, and want every body to go with them to Dallas on that day; Blake's nursery seems to be a favorite resort at this time, for pleasure seekers. I _ availed myself of the opportunity to visit > these gardens a few days ago, and was truly delighted with the rich floral treasures pre- ? sen ted to the view. A difficulty occurred to day at Ellis' barroom, growing out of a wrestle between John Ma?ey and Newton Buchanan. The former threw the latter,, who on being thrown, became enraged and wanted to fight. Ellis, proprietor of the bar-room, then interfered, when Buchanan turned on him with a slingshot Policeman Ford then came in and took Buchanan out of the house. He returned, and for the third time was taken out by the policeman. On the last occasion he resisted the officer, and advanced upon him, when Ford shot him in the right thigh, inflic tin ga flesh wound. The ball was extracted by Dr. Babcock. Chester. * * pboceedingVof congress. In the'8enate on the 14th, the Secretary, before reading the journal, read a note from Vice President Wheeler, stating that he hs4 received a telegram advising him of the dangerous illness of.a sister, and summoning him , home, and that it would be necessary for the Senate to elect a President pro Urn. The Secretary asked, what was the pleasure of the Senate? Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, said that as there was a comparatively sihall number in attendance, he hoped there would be - In /? a.nKU fllA ' i & UClttjr Ul [IIVA^CUIU^Q III VlUVft W ?MV. absentees to arrive. At the suggestion of Mr. Wallace, the Senate took an informal recess. //* It was discovered at the time the note was read that there were a larger number of Republicans than Democratic members present. A messenger was dispatched for Mr. Thurman, whom the Democrats intended to elect President pro tern. At 12:20, however, that gentleman entered the chamber, he having been on his way to the capitol while the messenger was in search of him. The Senate having resumed its session, Mr. Bayard, oflerered the following resolution : Reeolved, That in the absence of the VicePresident, Hon. A. G. Thurman be, and be . is hereby chosen President of the Senate pro tempore. Mr. Anthony moved to strikeout the name of Mr Thurman and insert that of Hon.' Thos. W. Ferry. This amendment was disagreed to: yeas 18, nays 28, and the resolution was then passed. Mr. Thurman was conducted to the chair by Mr. Ferry, former remarking to the latter on his way thither, "Turn about is fair play." Mr. Thurman, on taking the chair, said: "Senators, it is only necessary for me to say as few words as possible. I sincerely thank you for this mark of your confidence." The army bill was call- / v ed up. Mr. Logan addressed the Senate, denouncing the proposed legislation as bad in itself, and as being attempted by unparliamentary practices. He defended the use of the veto power, quoting President Pierce'a