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YORKVIL.LE. S. C.: ' THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1879. How to Order the Enquirer.?Write the name of the subscriber very plainly, give post-office, county and State, in full, and send tbe amount or the subscription by draft or post office money order, or enclose the money in a registered letter. Postage.?The Enquirer is delivered free of postage to all subscribers residing in York ooun tv, who receive the paper at post-offices within the oountv; and to all other subscribers the postage is pala by the publisher. Our subscribers, no matter where they receive the paper, are not liable without additiona^cSarge to fhe subscriber. Watch the Figures.?The date on the "addresslabel" shows the time to which the subscription is paid. If subscribers do cot wish their papers discontinued, the date must be kept in advance. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising and jobworla, are cash in advance. KING'S MOUNTAIN CENTENNIAL. The Carolina Spartan suggests that the , proper steps be taken to celebrate the Centenj nial of the battle of King's Mountain. This g we regard as decidedly well timed. No more important battle was fought during the whole of the Revolutionary struggle, and yet its importance is but little known. The victory gained on the 7th of October, ^ 1780, by the Americans on King's Mountain,^ frustrated all the plans of the British, and led ultimately to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, on the 19th of October, 1781. King's Mountain is in York, and it would be strange if the people of this county would not feel a deep interest in the Centennial celebration of the battle fought upon its summit. We feel sure that they do feel deeply interested in it, and are ready to do their part in preparing for such a celebration. The same is true respecting the counties of Chester, Spartanburg, Union and Lancaster, S. C., and T inAftln i~!L**a+r\T* an^ PlnwolttTlfl JLUCV&lCUUUi^y UiUtUlU) VMbUu uuu N. C.; but the celebration of KiDg's Moon-, taian shooid be by the American Nation, and not by the people of any particular States. The descendants of Revolutionary soldiers are scattered all over the vast territory which we call the United St^es. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the British Dominions, they form an important part of the population, and still cherish the memory of those days when Massachusetts and South Carolina stood side by side and struggled long and manfully for the same cause. The following is the paragraph of the Spartan: It is time to be thinking about the centennial celebration of the battle of King's Mountain. This must be a national affair. The battle field, is in South Carolina, and it becomes our State to take the initiative in this w * . a movement, vv e are sure mat our sister estate, North Carolina, will second the move, and we would suggest that Mecklenburg's celebration, on the 20th insL, would be a favorable opportunity for an expression of opinion. South Carolina is anxious for the celebration. Let us begin in time, so that we may make the oc ?, casion worthy both of 1780 and 1880. The descendants of Campbell, Cleveland, Shelby, / Sevier, McDowell, Lacy, Hawthorn, Ham+ ' bright, Williams, Chronicle, Robb, Boyd, and many others, brave men who stormed the mountain peak, will rally with rejoicing on the 7th of October, 1880. To which the Charlotte Observer, of last Saturday, remarks: We are authorized to say that, in pursuance of a suggestion reprinted in yesterday's Observer, from the Spartanburg, S. C., Spartan, a resolution will be submitted to some one of the public meetings which will be held in this city during the celebration of the 20th, proposing, on the part of the people of this section of North Carolina, to join with our friends in South Carolina in the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the battle of King's Mountain, on the 7th of October, 1880. Such a proposition will, of course, meet with. a hearty response, and we are almost prepared to say, even now, in advance, to our friends across the line, that North Carolina will do all that should be done in furtherance of the celebration of the event indicated. It will thus be seen that the press of two States is already becoming interested in the subject, and it is only necessary for our own people to put the ball in motion to ensure a grand celebration of this notable event in the war for American Independence. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The Southern Home says the recent advance in the price of cotton has induced many farmers in Mecklenburg county to plant the staple on a larger scale than ever. ? In Davidson Superior Court, last week, Barber was acquitted of the murder of Hayden, his brother-in-law, on the ground of selfdefence. The homicide was committed in the early part of this year. ? The Salem Frew says a colored genius of Winston, claims to have invented a machine that has run 75 weekB without stopping, by "perpetual motion," and that . he asks $200,000 for his invention. . ?The Raleigh Observer announces the death of Mrs. A. W. Knox, ot that city, daughter of Col. Pride Jones, of Hillsboro, and niece of Col. Cad Jones, of Rock Hill, S. C. She was buried at Hillsboro, and her funeral was more largely attended than any that has occurred in that town for years. ? The Lenoir Topic tells of a Caldwell county sheep having become entangled in a lot of briers and being held there for three months with nothing to eat except what it could gather immediately around it. it was alive when released, as was also the teller of the story at last accounts. ? Last Friday, Alphonso Davis and Henry A. Andrews, white, and Louis Carlton, colored, were hanged at Hillsboro on conviction of burglary. It is estimated that fully ten thousand people attended to witness the execution, which took place in the open air during the prevalance of a heavy thunder storm. ? The Charlotte Observer of Tuesday says: We are inexpressibly shocked and grieved to learn that last night about 11 o'clock, Mr. B. Frank Wilson was found dead on the floor of his room, at the residence of his father, Mr. * * mi _ ?i l x Joseph JDL. YYiiSOQ. JLne pnysiciaus uave uui yet determined the cause of his death, and up to the time of this writing it is a profound mystery. ? At the last term of Tyrrell Superior Court, Abell Mann, aged 85, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, for manslaughter. His twin brother, Eli, who has been his constant companion all his life, wants to go with him. This is an unusual crime for a man of that age, for penitentiary records show that the .great majority of homicides, and even of other crimes, are committed by men under 30 years of age. ? The Charlotte Observer announces the death of Mrs. Tiddy, nee Miss Lucy Ramseur, wife of Mr. William Tiddy, of Lincolnton. She died quite suddenly and unexpectedly i last Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She had been very ill for several weeks, but was thought to be much better. Her Christian virtues and many amiable social traits endeared her to many persons in Charlotte where she was engaged several years in teaching. She had been married a little over a year and leaves a young child. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. In the Senate on the 14th, Mr. Vest gave notice of his intention to introduce a bill pro ? ? Indian info pUSlLJ^ tU UI^MliiibC tUC itiuiau loumr*j u*w a State, and providing for its admission into the Union. His resolution making inquiry as to whether any part of the Indian Territory had been purchased by the United States With a view of locating Indians or freedraen thereon, was agreed to. The Senate resumed the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Mr. Kernan addressed the Senate advocating the repeal of the test oath and in opposition to the use of the army at elections. The Senate afterwards adopted an amendment for paying the arrearages of pensions, with that portion of the ten million of dollars in the Treasury kept as a special fund for the redemption of fractional currency. In the House, after the passage of the bill allowing the expenditures for the purchase of sites in connection with the improvement of the Kentucky and Great Kanawha rivers, Mr. Warner, of Ohio, attempted tv have his silver bill continued; but facing to obtain the necessary two-thirds vote, the business of the morning hour was taken up at 12.05, being a bill in regard to the transfer of cases from State to Federal Courts. After the morning hour, the silver till was taken up and discussed until adjournment In the Senate on the 15th, Mr. Cockrell introduced a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to open a correspondence with the Republic of France with a view and for the purpose of negotiating a proper treaty of reciprocity and commerce with that Government, on terms alike honorable and iust: three Commissioners to be ap pointed on behalf of the United States preliminary to making such a treaty. Referred to the committee on foreign relations. The Senate resumed the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. Mr. Beck explained the provision of the bill as amended, stating that the increase by the Senate was $94,500, making the entire sum of $18,541,000. Among the amendments were $18,000 for mints, $27,0t)0 for interior department, additional to that appropriated in the bill for these purposes. He suggested what reforms should be made by the redaction of the number of store-keepers and gaugers under the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, so that $100,000 annually could be saved. He thought that hundreds of thousands might also be saved by readjusting the machinery of the Customs Department In numerous cases the expense of collecting revenue far exceeds the receipts. He hoped the committee on appropriations would con suit with the proper committees of the House, so that at the next session of Congress they should have data on which to act intelligently. He would prefer to have reforms made now instead of waiting till the Democrats came into power, which they expected to do. Mr. Hampton rose to a personal explanation. He said the Senator from Minnesota, Mr. Windom, in his recent speech, stated that he (Mr. Hampton) had put into the Democratic National platform of 1868 the plank declaring that the reconstruction acts of Congress were usurpations and unconstitutional and void. Mr. Hampton said he had time and again denied that he did not, before the Ku Elux investigating committee. He was satisfied the Senator did not intend to do him injustice. Mr. Windom said he did not, but during the campaign he saw what purported to be the speech of the Senator, in which the Senator said, "That was my plank in the platform. I wanted nothing else, for when the great Democratic party had pledged themselves to that?when they had declared that these acts were unconstiutional, revolu tionary and void, I was willing to wait in patience until that party would triumph and Apply the remedy in their own good time." Mr. Hampton replied that he could not say whether he used that language or not; if he did, it was in the sense that he approved the words, and repeated that he did not put them into the platform. Senator Thurman then addressed the Senate, mainly in reference to the clause of the appropriation bill relating to elections and trial by jury. In the House, Mr. Orth argued against the bill to amend the statutes relating to the removal of cases from the State to United States Courts, and was followed by Mr. McLean, of Missouri, in support of it. The pending motion was to lay the bill on the table, which was negatived. The previous question was then ordered with the subsequent agreement that this order would only apply to the first section of the bill, which provides that gold coins shall be a one dollar piece or unit of 25 8 10 grains, a quarter eagle $2.50, a -.hree dollar piece, an eagle, and a double eagle. The section was agreed to. The question recurred on the second section, which provides that the silver coins shall be a dollar, or unit, a half dollar, a quarter dollar and a dime; that the weight of the dollar shall be 412} grains troy, the weight of the half dollar 12} grammes, and ! the weight of the quarter and the dime onehalf and one-fifth, respectively, of that of the half dollar; also, that the silver dollar in the Treasury, when reduced in weight by natural abrasion more than one per cent., shall be recoined. This section, after some discussion, was agreed to, and the third section, which provides that any owner of silver bullion may deposit the same at any mint to be formed into bars or into standard dollars of 412} grains, for his benefit, was taken np and the House soon afterwards adjourned. In the Senate on the 16th, Mr. Maxey introduced a bill authorizing the Secretary of War to purchase sites for forts and posts in Texas. The President pro tern, laid before the Senate, a message from the President of the United States in reply to a resolution of the 7th, requesting information relative to alleged unlawful occupation of a portion of Indian Territory. He transmits a copy of his proclamation and copies of the correspondence and papers on file in the war department touching this subject. On motion of Ingalls, it was resolved that the secretary of the treasury be directed to report to the Senate what amount of legal tender notes have been presented and redeemed in coin since the 1st of January last, and what amount of coin he considers himself authorized to retain in the treasury to maintain specie resumption. The Senate then resumed the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. The bill was discussed at great length, Mr. Eaton taking the principal part and arguing strongly in favor of the theory that the war did not change the government. In the House, a resolution was reported from the committee on rules, by Frye, for the appointment of a standing committee of nine, to which shall be referred all bills, resolutions, petitions, Ac., affecting traffic in alcoholic liquors. An argument in opposition was made by F. W. Hood, of New York, on the ground that under the proposed authority, this committee might arrogate to itself powers which did not belong either to it or to Congress, and might, under the plea of morality, undertake to interfere with the revenue of the government, derived from the tax on spirits. He had no objection to having the whole subject referred to a committee. The resolution was advocated by Frye and Stephens, and was further opposed by Reagan, of Texas, on the ground of unconstitutionality. The House continued the discussion of the Warner silver bill. In the Senate on the 17th, the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was resumed. Among the amendments agreed to was one offered by Voorhees, from the joint committee on the library, appropriating $5,000 for the purchase of works of art. During the debate on an amendment on the subject of clerks in the postoffice department, a colloquy occurred between Saulsbury and Windom, in which the latter said he would not join the former in his wish to economize expenses by reducing the army, which is required for the protection of the frontier from attacks of Indians. Saulsbury remarked that he had argued that he would not so use the army as to bring odium upon it by surrounding the polls with troops, and requiring its officers to perform duties repugnant to their sense of honor. Windom asked what amount voted for the army had been expended in the use of troops at the polls? Saulsbury could not say, but remembered that in '62 Federal troops were Bent to the polls in Delaware. The colloquy was continued at length. At 2:45 p. m. the Senate went into executive session, and when the doors opened adjourned. In the House, pending debate on the bill to amend the law relating to the transfer of cases from the State to the United States courts, the morning hour expired, and the House resumed the consideration ofthe Warner silver bill. Belford's amendment, con fining the privilege of free coinage to silver rained in the United States was defeated? yeas 67, nays 12(J. Hiwing otierea an amenament to Springer's amendment. It provides that the secretary of the treasury shall issue and deliver to each depositor of silver bullion, certificates to an amount equal to the value of such bullion, and that silver dollars coined from such bullion, to the extent of forty per cent, of such certificates, shall be held for redemption thereof, and the remainder applied to the payment of interest and principal of the public debt The certificates so issued are to be redeemed at par for all dues to the United States, and be used in payment of the current expenses of the government, and are to be redeemed in standard gilver dollars. This amendmnt was adopted? yeas 106, nays 105, the speaker casting the deciding vote amid applause on the Democratic side. Springer's amendment as amended by Ewing was then rejected?yeas 88, nays 171. The House, at 4:40 adjourned until Tuesday. EDITORIAL^INKLINGS. Beecher la the Sooth. The noted Brooklyn pastor delivered - Tonn nn WednM^ilV I tk ICVbUlC 1U UlCUJJfUU, t U1U.| vu if vumvwi...^ of last week. He was greeted by an audience, of four thousand people, at his lecture in Exposition Building. He was presented to the meeting by Mr. Keating, of the Appeal, and his lecture was frequently interrupted by applause. At its close, Mr. Beecher presented Mr. Keating with a check for $250, to be by him distributed between the orphan asylums of Memphis. The Chattanooga and Atlanta engagements have been cancelled, and Mr. Beecher will return to Brooklyn on account of physical inability to fulfill them. While in Memphis, Mr. Beecher was treated with the utmost respect, and -his coming was the occasion of excursion trains being put on all the roads leading into Memphis. All were crowded with people from West Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama and Arkansas. The Chisholm Murderers. Congressman Mooney, 01 Mississippi, in a recent speech in the House of Representatives, made the following statement as to the present status of the indictment against the murderers of Chisholm, in that State, two years ago, which will be remembered not only as a deed of unparalleled atrocity, but also by the brave conduct of Chisholm's daughter, who was also brutally killed in the defence of her father: In the October term, 1877, the first term of the Circuit Court held after the murder of Mr. Chisholm, the grand jury, after investigating the Chisholm caie, found six indictments for the murder, and twenty for the crime of beiDg accessory to the murder. In the March terra which succeeded, the District Attorney having charge of the prosecution, moved a continuance, for the reason that wit;nesses material to the case of the prosecution were absent. Those material witnesses were the widow and son of the murdered man. In the September term which followed, the yellow fever prevailed all over the Stale of Mississippi, and the courts were pretermitted, not only in that county, but in all the counties in "my district, and I believe in every district in that State, except, perhaps, the First district. When the Judge, in view of the public anxiety for the trial of those men for the murder of Mr. Chisholm, went, despite the ppavalence of the fever, to hold his court in DeKalb county, he was petitioned by the Board of Health of the county, and the petition was signed by every member of the bar in the district, to adjourn the court until the next regular term. He did so in response to this petition. When the next terra of court came, in March, 1879, the prosecution again moved for a continuance, averring that witnesses material in the prosecution, Mrs. Chisholm and H. C. Chisholm, were absent. There have been two continuances?both of them at the request of the prosecution. These are the simple facts in that case. An Important Decision. Judge Hughes, of the United States Circuit Court of Virginia, has just rendered an important decision concerning miscegenation in the South. Edmund Kinney, colored, and Mary Hull, white, after going to Washington city to get married, returned to Virginia to live. They were tried in the State court for violating the statute prohibiting intermarriage of races, and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. They were brought before Judge Hughes on a writ of habeas corpus. The writ was refused, on the ground that the United States courts have no jurisdiction over questions of marriage. The opinion holds that the laws of marriage are at the sovereign control and will of each State, unaffected by any provision of any article of the constitution of the United States; that the absolute and entire power over these laws is necessarily left all over the world, and in this union of States, to the government of local society; that the law under which the. parties were convicted was with* the unrestrained legislative power of Virginia to en act it, and that it is not prohibited by any provision of the national constitution. As to making contracts, the opinion holds that section 1977 of the Revised Statutes, which secures to all persons within the United States the right in every Stats to make and enforce contracts, <fec., can only refer to contracts lawful under the law of States wherein it is proposed to enforce them. A Richmond dispatch of the 17th, gives the following as the latest phase of the case: The counsel for Mary Susan Hull, the white woman confined in the penitentiary for violating the State laws relative to the intermarriage of races by leaving Virginia and marrying Edmund Kinney, a negro, has filed a petition in the United States District Court praying for a writ of habeas corpus. It is of course expected that the writ will be refused, when an appeal to the Circuit Court will at once be taken, when it will be heard by Chief Justice Waif.e or Judge Bond, or 1 ^ ' - -!-l A- ll 1 both, uoum seems to exist as to me appelate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to review the recent decision made in the Kinney case by Judge Hughes, sitting in the Circuit Court There could be no doubt, it is said, of its jurisdiction under the act of 1879, if the writ of habeas corpus had been awarded, and petitioner afterwards had been remanded to the penitentiary as was held by tbe Supreme Court in the Yerger case. Jurisdiction to award a writ in a case where the parties are confined contrary to the Constitution and laws of the United States, was first conferred upon the Federal Court by an act passed February 5th, 1867. But the year following Congress passed an act taking from the Supreme Court jurisdiction in all cases arising under the act of 1867, and so the law has since remained. The object, therefore, in filing the petition of the woman in the District Court, is to secure a review of the decision of Judge Hughes by invoking the appellate jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. A motion for a rehearing in the Kinney case has also been entered. DIOCESAN CONVENTION. [Reported for the Yorkvllle Enquirer.J The. Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina met in Christ's Church, Greenville, on Wednesday of last week, the 14th instant. The attendance of the clerical delegates was smaller than usual; but the number of lay delegates was quite large?particularly from the up-country parishes. The opening sermon was preached by the Rev. John Johnson, of St. Phillip's Church, Charleston, from the text, Col. ii: 3?"In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdon^and knowledge." The subject of the sermon was science consciently ana unconsciently bearing testimony to the truth of the Bible and the religion of Jesus Christ The sermon occupied over an hour in its delivery, and was listened to with great interest by a large congregation. After the administration of the Lord's Supner and the dismissal of the conizrecration. the convention assembled for business. But little was done the first day beyond the appointing of the usual committees and the bearing of the reports of the treasurers of the Bishop's and Convention's funds. On the second day, after the morning prayer, a sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. E. Jackson, of St. Luke's Church, Charleston, in behalf of the society for the advance ment of Christianity in South Carolina?a time-honored and most useful missionary organization, to which all of the churches throughout the up-country have been at times largely indebted for liberal assistance rendered. At the close of the sermon, the Bishop read his usual annual address, in which, after paying suitable tributes to the memory of three of our older clergy, who have been removed by death, be gave some statistics of work done, and noted several; matters of general interest. The election of various committees and boards theo followed, and the transaction of other regular business hot of very .great importance. At night a missionary meeting of the Convention was held, at which the Board of Missions made their annual! report, and the reports of the different missionaries employed were also read, or certain portions selected containing special items of interest. On Friday morning, the committees appointed on the* first day, made their reports. Steps were taken for the benefit of the Walterboro sufferers, and the assistance of Rev. | E. E. Bellinger and ins afflicted congregation, in the rebuilding of their church, now in ruins. Some of the unfinished business was also disposed of. Resolutions were passed in acknowledgement of hospitality and kindness received from our Greenville friends and entertainers, and after a few words of exhortation and cheer from the Bishop, followed by prayer and the Benediction, this very harmonious meeting adjourned, to meet again next May, iu St. Philip's Church, Charleston. We were glad to find Christ's Church, Greenville, in quite a flourishing condition, under its popular and beloved Rector, and to hear from the committee on the state of the church of the decided progress and growth made, particularly throughout the Piedmont belt. R. P. J. after the Vetoes. Id a recent letter from Washington to the News and Courier, Mr. McKinley gives the following as the present political situation at the capital since the veto messages of the President: Whatever may be thought concerning the delicate position in which the Democrats in Congress have been placed, either by virtue of the President's vetoes, or of their own doings during the extra session, this much may be safely added byway of compensation, that the Republicans, despite* their triumphant bluster, do not feel by any means satisfied with the posiltidn in which they have placed themselves. What that position is and what it involves isiiow pretty-clearly understood by the people?thanks to Messrs. Hayes, Robeson, Chandlef, Logan and others; and, now that the smoke of the Congressional debate has drifted away, some of the Republicans find that they have been led to the edge of a political precipice, and they would gladly retreat if they could do so. In spite of some blundering, the Democrats are apparently masters of the situation. The Republicans had it in their power three days ago, to do their antagonists infinite harm by the ' ' x 1 * simple process 01 neaping quiet, um, cmiw with their first victory, they persuaded, or compelled, Mr. Hayes to a second veto, and are now hopelessly committed to the unpopular and indefensible doctrines which he has announced as to the use of troops at the polls or wherever else he may see fit to send them ! They have bu? one chance to escape, and that is through some possible Democratic blunder. The second veto was probably designed to accomplish nothing more nor less than to exasperate the Democrats to the point of making such a blunder, or in other words, of refusing the appropriations. It is not at all possible that the Democrats will refuse to grant^the necessary supplies for the departments, but it is possible, at least, that they may refuse to pass another bill for the support of the army. Many of the members are certainly opposed to granting a cent for this purpose, and the reasons they assign in behalf of their position are certainly creditable to their manhood and self-respect. But it would surely be bad policy to put the stick iiito the hands of our enemies wherewith to break our cwn heads, and it would be exceedingly bad policy to do just what they most desire us to do. They now most desire to have the Democrats refuse the usual appropriation for the, army, and they are trembling for fear that wise counsels may so far prevail in the Democratic ranks that the usual timely plunder (upon which Grant said he could always rely) will not be made this once. I was assured to-night by a distinguished Northern Democrat, that all the appropria tions will be granted, as, he declares, there is a sufficient number of Conservative Democrats who would vote with the Republicans rathef than see these appropriations fail upon the final vote. The cry of revolution must be stopped, he said, and the only way to stop it is by passing every one of the appropriation bills. We have got the issue in just the shape we wanted it, he continued, and we must keep it clean and sharp for use. I have heard of one or two prominent Republicans saying, "out of school," that they cannot afford to go into the next campaign on the issue as it now stands, and, upon the other hand, I have been assured by a prominent member of Congress, from one of the doubtful States, that the second veto will lose the Republicans 1,000 votes in his district alone. A proposition that the Democratic majority in Congress shall issue an address to the President and to the country in relation to the present state of affairs and relative attituae of the two parties, is being seriously sUcniiaaasl on/1 mar he carrier! int.n effect. ?"J ~~ Such aa address would reach all classes of citizens, and would enable the Constitutional party to enlighten thousands of Republican readers whose only source of information, so far, has been Republican newspapers. It could not fail to exert a powerful influence for good if it were carefully and temperately written, and would be unanswerable, provided the army appropriation bill is passed first. THE ADYENTI8T MURDER. The New York Sun says that Mrs. Freeman, mother of the little child who was killed as a religious sacrifice by its father, in Massachusetts the other day, is dying, and investigation shows that the probabilities are that she will live a short time only. She is weeping and starving herself to death, although she does not seek to commit suicide. Confined alone in the cell on the upper floor of the barn like building, she has, siuce the first Sunday after the killing of Edith, wept constantly day and night. She has tried to eat, believing tbat it was her duty to do so, but in the ten days of her imprisonment she has eaten less than would make an ordinary meal. When the Sunday passed and her little girl was not resurrected, as she firmly believed she would be, Mrs. Freeman at once admitted that she and her husband had made an awful mistake, and with this acknowledgment the maternal instinct that pleaded so strongly in prayer that her child might be spared, has returned. She has said that she could not have consented to the sacrifice had she not firmly believed that Edith would be restored to life on the third day. She also says that it was revealed to her husband thirty-six hours before the sacrifice, that Edith's immolation was demanded. He went to the barn and prayed for hours that God would take the cup frbm him, and she at length went to the barn and, kneeling on the bay beside her husband, put her around his neck, and both of them prayed to be spared the necessity of doing tbe act, but they got no peace until they determined to do it. Her sorrow is most distressing now. She is in entire possession of her reasoning faculties, and the jailor's wife thinks it would be a mercy if she be bereft of reason. She moans, "Oh, my little darling, Edith, my darling child, how could God have permitted us, who loved Him so and tried to follow Him, to do such a wrong;" and then she bursts into the most passionate sobbfng that lasts for hours. The seraphic look that was on her face when she was brought before the judge is gone. Her face has wasted, leaving her cneek bones prominent, and both are bright red with a hectic flush which indicates fever. Her otherwise white face and bloodless lips, and her great eyes that are red with weeping, her tottering step and her inability to eat or sleep, are regarded as indications that very soon the reserve nervous strength will be exhausted, and that she will rapidly decline. Her love for the baby and her remorse have overshad owed her religious faith. Her husband, who is also in the same pris on at Barnstable, knows nothing of this. He is perfectly self-contained and contented, and eats and sleeps well, still confident that God commanded the act. He says that he does not want any pettifoggers to defend him for notoriety, but that if an eminent lawyer of Boston or New York woald take his case and conduct the defense on the principles of the right of every man to follow the honest convictions of his conscience, he would accept such defense. Justice Hopkins, in his verdict given as coroner, and now filed, says that Edith Freeman's death was caused by the act of her father, who premeditated it, and who committed it without provocation, abetted by the mother^ and that such act was done because both honestly believed that they were commanded by God to do it to illustrate their faith. The justice believes that if any lawyer dares go before the court and argue that the act is consistent with a belief in tne literal or supernatural teachings of the Bible, and liable to be, therefore, repeated again, one of the most remarkable points will be placed before the courts of Massachusetts which they have ever been called on to consider. It may be a matter of interest. to know that the above is not the first adventist "sacrifice" that baa been offered up by religious fanatics in New England. In 1849, just after the excitement caused in the whole country by the predictions of the end of the world and the "second coming" by Elder Miller, a sect of these Adventists held meetings in a retired part of the city of Hartford, and here one of their preachers announced that he had, through divine revelation, received a command to sacrifice his wife, who would be restored to life on the third day. His congregation were fully convinced of his authority in the matter, and the wife yielded herself joyfully to the sacrificial knife, or rather axe, for with that rude implement he severed the poor woman's head from her body in presence of the assembled congregation and their prayers. He was arrested by the police, who broke in upon the strange conventicle, while praying over the dead body, and when borne away invoked the wrath of heaven upon these minions of the cruel law. The result of this extreme act of fanaticism was that the main actor was sent to an asylum, while his dupes, startled by the horrible scene they had witnessed, were gradually restored to their senses, and no other exhibition of the kind has been made, although the Adventists still keep up their organization, until this sacrifice, under similar circumstances, of his daughter by Freeman. ^" TTinU a rvnpoAn nf rnmo AV? ill uiQU) a pgiouu vvu t ivi>vu v* v?*m?v punishable by death, is permitted to choose the mode in which the death penalty shall be inflicted. In Provo City, last Friday, Wallace Wilkereon, convicted of a murder which he committed two years ago, was executed by being shot to death, he having chosen that mode in preference to hanging. His execution is thus described : The condemned man evinced great nerve, and sat in a chair facing three guns, distant about thirty feet, without either bandaging or closing bis eyes. His wife spent the last night and lip to within half an hour of the execution with him. The scene of the parting was very affecting. He made a set speech, expressing thanks to the officials and others, stating that he had no ill-will towards any one but the person who swore falsely on the trial. He hoped that God would forgive him. He bade goodbye and shook* hands with a few of the officials and others. Then be took a position on the chair, and at a signal from the Marshal, three concealed marksmen fired. He leaped from the chair, exclaiming: "Oh, God 1" fell forward on his face, and continued writhing, breathing a few gasps for twenty-seven minutes, when the physicians pronounced him dead. There were about twenty-five people in the jail yard and probably two hundred outside the inclosure. ? * ' ? Ships from yellow-fever afflicted ports, are already quarantined at Now York, deaths from the fever having occurred on the trips to that city. Z.OCAX. AFFAIRS. NEW ADTEBTISEMENTS. EL F. Adickee A Sons?Dress Goods?SundriesLadies' Goods?Books?Shoes?Coffee. C. G. Parish A Co.?Flour?6,000 Pounds of Baoon?Hoes?Plows?Canned Goods?1Tobacoo and Cigars?Oil?Millet Seed?Crockery?Tin Ware. Mrs. Fannie L. Dobson?Fashionable^Millinery. T. M. Dobson?Where can I Get T Andrew Jackson, Judge of Probate?Citation? J. F. Wallace, Clerk of the Court, Appli. cant?Mrs. E. S. Dunlap, Isaac L. Dunlap, Rufus J. Dunlap, and James P. Dunlap, Deceased. John C. Kuykendal?York Drug Store Paragraphs. Kennedy Bros. A Barron?Rest for the Weary? Our Beat?Ready Made Clothing?Crockery?Looking Glasses?Hats?Boots, Shoes, Hardware?German Millet. T. S. Jefferys, Agent?Agricultural Machinery. John H. McConnell?Wheat Thrasher for Sale. Entertainment by the Ladies' Auxiliary Cemetery Association. A. F. Hambright and others.?Fair Warning. Dr. J. B. Patrick?Dentistry, ? James Mason, Superintendent?Schedule of the C. A L. Narrow Gange Railroad. T. W. Clawson, Deputy Messenger?In Bankruptcy?Application for Discharge?In the Matter of A. C. Merrick, Bankrupt. protracted meeting. A protracted meeting was commenced in the Methodist church last night. The pastor will be assisted by Rev. A. Coke Smith, of Greenville, who will remain until after Sunday. prop. 8chmitt. This distinguished musician has returned to Yorkville and proposes to teach pupils on the piano, organ, violin, flute, etc. He will also repair and tune instruments at short notice. His rooms are at Rose's Hotel. dr. j. b.vatrick. Attention is directed to the advertisement of Dr. J. B. Patrick, surgeon dentist, who gives notice that he* will visit Yorkville about the 15th of July for the purpose of practicing his profession. Dr. Patrick has already acquired a fine reputation here as a dental surgeon. agents por the enquirer. The following named persons are authorized to receive the names of subscribers to the 'Enquirer and give receipts on payment of subscriptions : T. Gid Culp, Esq., Fort Mill, 8. C. George T. Schorb, Chester, 8. C. Capt. Ed. M. Mills Rock Hill, 8. C. Joshua D. Gwinn, Esq., Clover, 8. C. W. D. Simpson, Blaokstocks, 8. C. tran8fer8 of'real e8tate. The following transfers of real estate have been recorded in the office of the County Auditor since our last report: Joseph F. Wallace, Clerk of the Court, to J. W. P. Hope. Tract of 306 acres, (Brian land) in York township. Consideration $1,530. Joseph F. Wallace, Clerk of the Court, to M. L. Thomasson. Tract of 152 acres, (Brian land) in York township. Consideration $699.20. ; entertainment next week. A number of Misses, assisted by young gentlemen, will give an entertainment, consisting of charades and music, in the Court House on Friday night of next week, the proceeds to be applied for the benefit of the sufferers by the tornado at Walterboro. The pbject is a worthy one and should enlist the sympathies of the public. The charades will be under direction of Miss Wade, and the music will be conducted by Mr. A. Springs Withers and his accomplished sisters. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. A meeting of the stockholders of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad was held in Newton on Thursday last; but in consequence of there not being a quorum of stock represented in the meeting, no business was transacted. The meeting adjourned, after which the Directors appointed a called meeting to be held at Dallas on the 26th of June-; but as that date will conflict with the Circuit Court for York county, it is probable?two of the Directors being officers of the Court?the meeting will not be held until some tin^e in July. ENTERTAINMENT TO-MORROW NIGHT. The entertainment to be given to-morrow evening by the Ladies' Auxiliary Cemetery Association is in behalf of an object which should appeal directly to every citizen of the town. The ladies forming the auxiliary Association propose to labor with assiduity until suffifiient funds are raised to properly enclose the grounds of the resting-place of our dead. To this end they should have the hearty cooperation of our people, and we feel sure a literal patronage will be extended to the entertainment to-morrow evening. See programme in our advertising columns. SALE OP BLOODED STOCK. Our townsman, T. M. "Whitaker, of Whitaker & Wilson's sale stables, sold in Lexington, Ky., last week, his fine blooked mare, "Notre Dame," for $1,000. "Notre Dame" is ten years old and is a colt of "Lexington" and "Novice." She is a half sister of the famous racer "Parole" whose dam, "Maiden," 7 years old, was recently sold for $10,000, and a full sister of "Norfolk," sold by Col. A. J. Alexander, for $15,000. "Notre Dame's" turf record is not uncreditable, though she was owned by Mr. Whitaker principally for a brood mare, and from her he has raised four fine colts. 8. C. MILITARY AlAUMI. We have received from C. I. Walker, Secretary of the Association of Graduates of South Carolina Military Academy, a neatly printed copy of the historical sketch of that institution, written by Col. J. Thomas, a graduate of the Academy. The sketch was presented to the Association and is published by it, a limited edition having been printed. The contents are: Origin of the Arsenal and the Citadel Academy; their rise and fall; the j-e- j suits achieved; roll of board of visitors; roll of cadets in the Academy at the end. The pamphlet contains 100 pages and is sold at cost of publication, viz.: paper covers, $1.00; bound in cloth, $1.50. Copies may be had of Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston. FIT ONLY FOR A CONGRESSMAN. Not a few hereabouts will endorse the following remarks of the Southern Home, touching the great Senator from Georgia. The Home seems to "draw it lightly," which, however, only broadens the sarcasm, in the allusion to Gordon's "failure" as an agent, and the hint that it would pay other people if the distinguished gentleman would confltffc his talents to the Senate chamber: Senator Gordon, of Georgia, has failed as an agent for the Southern Publishing Company, as an agent for the Southern Life Insurance Company, and as a lessee of the Georgia Convicts. It would pay him, as well as other people hereafter, should he give his undivided time and attention to his Senatorial duties. Most men have not the ability to make a good insurance agent and Senator at the same time. At least people who have lost money thereby, don't think so. "Let the shoemaker stick to his last." PERSONAL MENTION. Mr. Wm. H. Colcock, of Spartanburg, is paying a visit to his relatives and friends in this place. Mr. Robert J. Herndon will start to Salem, N. C., to-morrow, for the purpose of joining the Salem "Band, to play with them during Commencement exercises at Chapel HilL Mr. Robert Latta returned from Alabama last week, whither he v(ent after completing the preliminary survey of the Ninety-Six Railroad. He has not entirety recovered from the severe attack of illness which confined him to his bed several week last winter. He now has an engagement on the Cheraw and Chester Railroad. Mr. A. J. McCoy returned, last week, from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Louis-' ville, Ky., from which institution he has just graduated. As will be seen by our Chester correspondence, on Sunday evening he was ordained a minister of the Baptist church. He has accepted a call as pastor of three churches in "Williamsburg county, and will leave next week to enter upon the discharge of his duties, BRIEF MENTION. The Yorkville boys speak in glowing terms of the hospitable reception they received in Columbia last week. Mrs. Mary Jefferys, our neighbor across the street, favored us with a dish of fine strawberries on the 14th.. ? , There will be an important meeting of the -i Jenkins Rifles in their armory to-night. Eve ry member is requested to aiienu. Mr. Josiah T. Davis, a worthy and highly respected citizen of the Bethel neighborhood, died quite suddenly last Friday afternoon. He was aged about 76 years. An excursion train ran to Gastonia on Tuesday and returned that night, for the accommodation of those who desired to attend the Mecklenburg celebration at Charlotte. Rev. J. M. Boyd, pasior of Rock Hill Methodist Church, preached in the Methodist Church at this place last Sunday night. Rev. T. E. Gilbert, pastor of the M. E. Church here, filled Mr. Boyd's pulpit on the same day. On the plantation of his grand-mother, Mrs. Neely, Mr. W. B. Moore killed a coach-whip snake last week, which measured 7 feet in length and at the largest part of the body 3} inches in circumference. He stuffed the skin, and it is quite a curiosity. Treasurer Robertson is now filling his appointment here i'or the collection of the May installment of State and couhty taxes. He informs us that his collections throughout the county have been very light. Up to this time he has not issued four hundred receipts. The temperance lecture delivered in the Court House last Friday night, by Rev. A. H. Lester, was an effort well worthy of that gentleman's fine reputation as an eloquent and impressive speaker. He came at the invitation,, of the Lodge of Good Templars. The Yorkville Helicon Band, most of whom are members of the Jenkins Rifles, took their instrument# with them to Columbia, and thopgh they were in ranks during the proceed sion, after it was over, they played in tjont of the Capitol, the .Wheeler House and Rose's Hotel, and the general verdict is that they acquitted themselves creditably. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enqeirer. LETTER FROM CHESTER. Chester, 8. C.,*May 20, 1&79. Your correspondent having been one of the number who attended the dedication ex?* fYdiimhi* lw*t. vmIt. I will irivA t brief account of the trip. On the morning of the 13th, the Lee Light Infantry, Capt J. K. Marshall, of Chester, accompanied by the Jenkins Rifles, Capt. J. R. Gardner, of Yorkville, boarded an excursion train for Columbia. The Catawba Rifles, Capt Allen Jones, of Rock Hill, were on board, and at Winnsboro, the Gordon Rifles joined the party. A large number of ladies and citizens were also along. Everything passed off ,pleasantly during the trip,. and we arrived at Columbia at 10.30 A. M. The -military were marched up town, escorted by the Governor's Guards and the Co* lombia Silver Cornet Band. The men were conducted to a hall, where refreshments were . served# after which they, were dismissed until 3 o'clock, P. M., at which hour the discharge of artillery signaled the large number of citizen soldiery scattered through the city, to form in linst The procession marched np Main street and returned to the Capitol grounds. The JIB<\1M?* ItlAfl fi?%A Uiopiajr ww uuv? Arriving at the stand, Governor Sim peon, in a short bnt eloqaent address, introduced .Rev. Ellison Capers, who offered an impressive prayer, after which John 8. Preston delivered the dedicatory oration. Daring the' delivery of the address the monument was unveiled by four beautiful young, ladies, daughters of slain Confederate wieners, and the effect upon the large concouise of spectators was8uch as to make tl^e occasion ever ' memorable to all who witnessed the ceremonies. During my stay of. several days in the city, it was my pleasure to visit the Columbia Female College, where 1^ was most hospitably entertained by the President, J. L. Jones, and ' family. The institution h in a flourishing condition and has an able corps of instructors. The calisthenic exercises, tangbt in the* College, are arimirabla The young ladies perform the different movements with the precision of well-trained soldiers. The Templeton Star Alliance Company is in our town at present The Company num ?i L -1- ? J Ti _ . Dere twelve memoers, maie ana remaie. it is a first-class theatrical troupe, the best that has ever visited Chester. The drama of "East Lynn, or Miss Multon the Governess," was well rendered. Miss Alice Vane as Miss Multon, and also in the character of Fernanda de la Tour, displayed, in a high degree, her * powers as an emotional actress. Isabel*Vane as Paul,- and Fay Templeton as Jeannie, acted well their parts, as, indeed, did every member of the company. Mr. John Templeton . performs admirably. His characters of Jobannes Liederkrautz and Joe Cracker, the N. C. Tar Heel, produced the greatest sensation. They will appear in Charlotte this week. A meeting of the. Directors of the Connty Fair Association will be held at this place on the second Tuesday in June. The Secretary informs me that space will be given to eacQ adjoining county for exhibits at the foir. Among the prizes will be one of $100 for the best drilled military company. The business- of the Cberaw and Chester Railroad is in such flourishing condition that President W. H. Hardin has ordered another locomotive. Mr. David Moffat has now in progress the building of a residence on Lacy street, and will make Chester bis permanent borne. Rev. Andrew J. McCoy was ordained as a minister of the gospel at the Baptist chnrch on Sunday night. Kev. R. M. Griffith delivered the sermon, and Rev. L. C. Hinton the prayer. Rev. R. W. Sanders presented the Bible and Rev. A. W. Lamar delivered the charge to the candidate. The whole ceremony was beautiful and ipdpressive. Mr. McCoy is a pious youag man, and wasreaied .. in Chester and York counties! May the work upon which he has entered be prosperous. On Sunday night a child threw a burning lamp on toe floor at the residence of Isaac Heyman, near the depot By the prompt exertions of Mr. William Lindsay, the flame was-subdued and the building saved. Mr. John C. McFadden informs me that last week the eastern portion of the county was visited by severe hailstorms which inflicted great damage to many forms around Lewisville. At the same time heavy freshets washed away much of the planted crops. We have had a great deal of rain throughout the county recently, and now the formers will be quite busy fighting grass. Treasurer Julius Mills has collected over $3,000 of the taxes due this month, which is about equal to the coillections in other counties. A large number of persons left here this morning on an excursion to join in the Mecklenburg celebration at Charlotte. ? Chester. The officers of the steamboat companies having headquarters in St Louis, and the officers of steamers plying between tHat city ? J xr? rv_i j i : r. J . I ami new vricauo, ueujr uaviug reiuocu tnuisportation to colored refugees whenever the latter had the money to pay. their passage. Tbev also deny that there has been any generally expressed disposition on the part of the merchants and planters to withdraw their patronage from boats which carry immigrants. This has been done in a few instances, but * the desire to prevent the negroes from leaving the South is changing, and now the planters do not DAAm to mm aholW thav Imva op not The officers of the latest arrived boats say they were not hailed by negroes, and do not ' believe there are any such numbers of refugees on the river banks as has been stated. They further say the excitment is fast dying out and will close altogether in a short time.