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? The rumor that Miss Mildred Lee, daughter of General R. E. Lee, is engaged to be married to a rich merchant in Birmingham, England, is denied by that lady's friends. ? Secretary McCrary has issued an order placing Adjutant General Townsend in charge of the work of codifying the Army regulations under the recent act of Congress. The statement that Colonel Roberts, of Louisiana, has been placed in charge of this work is not correct. ? Peter Igo, of Lawrence, Mass., was very poor and very proud. Being out of work and money he did not make his plight known, but fed his wife and child on bread and water, and went without any food at all himself. A messenger, who went to tell him of a chance for work, found him dead from starvation. Verily, there are heroes who never knew the triumph and martyrs who never wore the crown. ,, ? A Jersey City druggist said recently that the growth of the use of quinine is startling to him. It has always been an active commodity in that city, because of the malarial complaints that prevail there; "but now," said he, "it is used as a remedy for everything from a sprain to a headache, and it has become a saying with the Jersey people that what they save In rent they spend in quinine." ? The Baltimore Gazette wittily observes that Secretary Evarts has been designated as the gentleman who is to prepare the inscription for the monument which is to mark the birthplace of G. Washington. Congress only appropriated 83,000 for the monument and the question has been raised whether 83,000 will buy enough marble to hold a couple of Evarts' sentences. It may be necessary to build an annex. ? The New York World publishes a list of .persons killed and wounded by the use of firearms and fireworks on the Fourth of July. , It fills an entire column, though each casualty is narrated in the briefest style, and is doubtless very incomplete. There are nineteen fa * - 1 ? 1 1 1 AT tantieSj ana tne wounaea sum up iv<, iwauj of which are so serious that they will result in death. It is truly said that if a complete list could be made the casualties could be found to equal that of a very respectable South American battle. ? Mr. Glover's report of the crookedness of the United States Treasury is very startling, and possibly true in every particular. The whole machine at Washington is honeycomb" ed with corruption, so much so that, in our opinion, says the Augusta Chroniele, the Republicans will never surrender it to a Democratic investigation. Failing to keep out a Democratic Administration, by force or fraud, or botji, the Republican leaders will destroy the records of the past twenty years. Mark the prediction! ? The English papers are still full of incidents connected with the Prince Imperial's life and death. The Empress has formally . expressed to the Duke of Cambridge her complete exoneration of Lord Chelmsford from all blame in respect of the Prince Imperial's death. On the 24th of June the Empress re ceived the last letters written by her son. So far she has not dared to open them, and they remain at Chiselhurst as they arrived. When the news of the Prince Imperial's death reached the Prince of Wales so great was his grief that those who were present thought he would have fainted. ? Many tea plants were set in North and South Carolina and Georgia years ago, but it was not proHtaoie to gamer me icuvca uuu prepare them in the elaborate Chinese style, and the plants were left to grow wild.' The Agricultural Bureau in Washington received a barrel of leaves from South Carolina. They were placed in wire sieves and steamed, and then run through a clothes wringer to extract the tannic acid. The structure of the leaf was destroyed in the process, and the mass was placed in an ordinary pan and dried by a fire. A decoction was made, and the aroma was delightful. ? Sir Henry Bessemer has had an experience enjoyed by few inventors, of living to see the world-wide results of his invention and the economy in resources which has resulted from their use. It is estimated, from data obtained all over the world, that in labor and material civilized countries of the globe are gainers to the amount of $100,000,000 a year by using the Bessemer process of converting ore into steel, while the saving in steel rails in Great Britain alone is estimated at $850,000,000 during the life of one set of these improved articles. In view of these facts few persons will begrudge the inventor the $5,250,000 which he has received in royalties. ? Senator Lamar has returned to Washington from Mississippi, and reports that he was surprised at the exodus fever and at the prospects for the future in this regard. He krvs the colored Deoole are beinff excited to j ~ - , ? X O the highest pitch by the stories of the land of milk and honey they will find in Kansas. Kecently a white man carrying a red flag marched through one section of the State, spreading the report that the Government had taken up the exodus question, and would from that time on, furnish all who wished to go to Kansas with free transportation and a supplied farm on their removal to that prom ised land. The day and hour when the free train would pass was announced, and at that time hundreds of negroes swarmed along the line of the road for miles, only to be informed by the railroad people that there was ho free train. ? New York letter of Friday: The yellow fever scare had but little effect to-day at the Cotton Exchange, members generally regarding the matter as much exaggerated. The market, however, left off lower than yesterday, when the "bulls" made the most of the news to put up prices. At the Produce Exchange, however, provisions were visibly affected, as at Chicago, where there is a bad break in the produce market. Here the decline is about $1 a barrel on pork and 25 to 30 cents on lard, while bacon was unsaleable. Heavy packers, however, made considerable purchases in Chicago on the basis of 8}c. for mess pork, and 3 9-10c. to 4c. for short ribs, and thus stayed the downward tendency by buying over 100,000 pounds of meat and about 10,000 barrels of mess pork. At the close the market here was tending upward, and feverish. ? A private letter has been received in "Washington from Gen. Grant, in which he says he shall defer his return to this country till after the Republican nomination for the Presidency is made next year. He says that though he has been received everywhere with the greatest consideration, more than, as an ex-official, he had any right to expect, he is extremely anxious to return home as soon and as quietly as possible; but in view of the superserviceable zeal of some persons, whose ; acquaintance does not justify their officious ? - l!- I?1 I intentions to receive mm on nis arrival, no i has determined to sacrifice bis own wishes j and remain abroad. He expects that his | Australian tour and possibly a voyage along I the west coast of South America, the Isthmus and Mexico, will consume the time till the early part of June next, by which time he j expects the question of a Republican candi-! date will be settled. ? The Attorney-General has issued a circu-; lar to United States Marshals calling attention to the fact that the Judicial bill for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1880, is apportioned into specific appropriations, and can-! not be diverted to other expenses under any circumstances. Blanks for requisitions also accompany the circular, and the Marshals are directed to "use the money only for fees of jurors," "fees of witnesses," "for the support of United States prisoners" and "miscellaneous expenses." The Marshals are especially directed by the accompanying blanks to observe "that the specific sum which is ad- ( vanced from one appropriation must be expended for the purpose of such appropriation alone," and as each division of expenses has its peculiar appropriation, the accounts therefor of each appropriation must be kept distinct and separate from the accounts of another appropriation, and further requiring them to keep their books so they will showhow much has been advanced to them from each appropriation and how much is to its daily credit. YORKVILLE, S. C.: THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1879. How to Ordertbe Enquirer.?Write the name of the subscriber very plainly, give post-office, county and State, in full, and send the amount of the subscription" by draft or post office" money order, or enclose the money in a registered letter. Postage.?The Enquirer is delivered free ol postage to all subscribers residing in York county, who receive the paper at post-offices within the county; and to all other subscribers the postage is paid by the publisher. Our subscribers, no matter where they receive the paper, are not liable for postage, it being prepaid at the post-office here, without additional charge to the subscriber. Wateh the Figures.?The date on the "addresslabel" shows the time to which the subscription is paid. If subscribers do not wish their papers discontinued, the date must be kept in advance. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising and' jobwork, are cash in advance. THE STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The Charlotte Observer, in its report of the stockholders' meeting of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad, at Dallas, seems to have been misinformed as to the facts upon which the meeting rSfused to allow certain subscriptions to the capital stock of the Company, to be voted as stock in the company. It says: The grading of the road has been completed and accordingly most of the stock has been paid for, but the stockholders had not received from the Secretary and Treasurer their certificates of stock, though the engineer's estimate of the completed work were presented toshow that they were entitled to thein, and the Treasurer stated that he was prepared to issue the certificates, but had not done so for lack of time." The facts appearing before the meeting as to this matter, were heard as follows: Certain individuals in Catawba county had subscribed to the capital stock of the Company some years ago, but had never paid anything on their subscriptions. Certain other citizens of that county, including some of these subscribers, afterwards formed a stock company to grade the road through that county, and to take stock in payment "when the grading and trestling were completed" at the engineer's estimates of the value of the work. The Company also at the same time assigned to the persons composing this stock company, the unpaid subscriptions previously'made to its capital stock, allowing the stock company to collect the amounts subscribed, and account for the same in settlement with the Company. At the meeting on the 10th inst., it was proposed to vote by proxy this list of assigned subscriptions. Objection was made that it did not appear that these subscribers had ever paid their subscriptions, or any part of them. It was conceded, that to the amount of the engineer's estimates of work done, the meeting would allow votes for the amount of stock the work represented, although not yet completed, as required by the contract; but it objected to allow mere subscribers to be voted by this stock company, unless evidence of payment of their subscriptions was before the meeting. And the chairman of the meeting?an impartial gentleman from North Carolina, who was chosen on motion of a gentleman from Catawba county?so ruled. The Observer makes a further error in saying that Secretary had not issued stock "for lack of time" to these subscribers. We did not understand that any of these parties had ever presented receipts to the Secretary and claimed their certificates of stock. It did not appear officially that they held any receipts, or had made any payments. It was stated on the floor that some payments had been made on these subscriptions; but the majority of stockholders seemed to thiuk that a stockholders' meeting did not furnish the time or the occasion, nor was it the proper body, to undertake a lengthy accounting beween the company and subscribers to its stock, to ascertain who were to vote at its annual meeting. It is true that it has several times been permitted to subscribers who had nearly paid up their subscriptions, to vote as stockholders. But it has always been done against objection, and is clearly wrong in principle. In this instance, however, the-former precedent, if such it be, could not apply, as well from the fact that no payments were shown , to have been made, as well as that it was not even ascertained whether the stock company, or these subscribers would be entitled to the certificates of stock when regularly issued. We regret the "dissatisfaction" that attends the decision of this question, but it seems to us so clearly correct in principle, that we feel sure that the intelligent gentlemen from North Carolina, who experience this dissatisfaction, will perceive that the decision recognizes the only safe principle on which? such meetings can be conducted. YELLOW FEVER IN MEMPHIS. On Thursday last the Memphis Board of Health issued an older advising the people of that city to quietly remove their families to a place of safety until they could at least see whether the few cases of yellow fever then reported would assume an epidemic form. A stampede of the citizens was the result of the action of the Board of Health, the trains beiug unable to carry away the hundreds who desired to leave. On that morning five new cases were reported and one death, an infant of Judge Ray, who, together with another son, was prostrated with the disease. Saturday's dispatches indicate that a spread of the disease is not anticipated. Memphis is the only city in the country in which the scourge has appeared this season, and it is to be hoped the pestilence may be kept within its present narrow limits, and may be speedily terminated even there. New Orleans and other places, which have been subject to its ravages, are reported to be in a remarkably healthy condition, and the mo3t stringent quarantine regulations have been established to prevent the introduction of the disease from the in fected city. Dispatches of the 14th say no new cases of fever have been reported. Mrs. Tobin died at 6 o'clock Monday, and was buried at 8. This leaves only one person in the entire city (Judge Ray's son) sick with the fever, and he cannot survive. The weather contin-! ues warui. TIIE EPIDEMIC LAST YEA It AND ITS CAUSES. ! Yellow fever has visited Memphis several times. In 1800 there were some sporadic cases. The next year there were 231 deaths by fever. In 1873 the fever broke out September J 4, and ended 2(yveinber U. There were 2,UUU deaths. Last year the mortality was appalling. There were 17,600 cases and 5,150 deaths, the population of the city being reduced, by flight and disease, to about 19,500. There is no question that the rapid spread of the fever in 1878 was due to the foul condition of the city. It is admitted to have been "disgraceful in the extreme." There was no organized scavenger system, no means by which the ashes and garbage could be daily carted away. The accumulations of forty years were decaying upon the surface?a bayou dividing the city, and which was the main drain, was sluggish and without current, owing to the want of water and the fact that there had been scarcely any rain for several weeks. The pools which had formed at the abutments of the several bridges were covered with a scum of putridity, emitting deadly i imi _ -i- J. nAtfAvir emuvia. "ine sueeis weie muij, anu cvtij affliction that could aggravate a disease so cruel seemed to have been purposely prepared for it by the criminal neglect of the city government, who turned a deaf ear to the persistent appeals of the press. Eyery interest was carefully guarded and provided for save that of the health aud lives of the people." The first death by fever occurred in the end of July. On August 14th a death by fever was announced. There was 33 new cases on the 10th, and the flight of the citizens began. In less than ten days, by August 24th, 25,000 l>ersons had left the city, and in two weeks after 5,000 others were in camp, leaving less than 20,000 to face the consequences they could not escape. The horror and suffering, the brightness and darkness of the months that followed will never be half told. There were heroes and heroines, and a glorious army of martyrs. The bust recorded death by fever in the city was on November 30. Disagreeing upon nearly every other point, the doctors are almost a unit as to the necesity for thorough sanitation, in order to ward off or mitigate the attacks of yellow feVer. They all declare that filth, especiaHjuiecaying animal matter ajrtl excrement, is a prime if not the potent cause of the severity of the attacks of this curse in the Mississippi Valley. The specific poison may be in the air, but its propagation depends upon conditions, the destruction of which is within the reach of all classes in the South. Memphis was dirty and foul beyond measure in 1878. The seeds of the disease'have never been eradicated, nor was the city able to make ready for a new attack this year. ? ? ? THE DEMOCRATIC HEADLIGHTS. At the celebration at Tamany Hall, on the Fourth, Senator Hill, of Georgia, delivered the leading speech. He did not deprecate the extra session as a waste of time, but claimed that it marked the second epoch in the history of the struggle for constitutional liberty. The great question was whether the States of the American Union are capable ol holding their own elections. The Democratic party insists that the people of the States are capable of governing themselves. The Republicans declare that the people are not capable of self-government, and especially that the people of New York are not capable of holding elections unless under the supervision of Lord Davenport. On that issue the parties joined. The result is now well known. The test-oath act has been repealed. The Federal army cannot be used to break down the liberties of the people under the pretense of keeping peace at the polls. A letter from ex-Governor Tilden was read, explaining that his absence from the city prevented him from attending Tamany's oelebration. He closed by declaring chat he regarded this anniversary "as an occasion ot exceptional interest to every patriotic citizen." i7>_ r. n HiA-VJUVerilUI UllUClt \J. nainci if iuh. . "The issue is clearly made up and sharply defined. The Democrats are for a free-ballot; the Republicans are against it. On this issue we will go to the country." At the Democratic celebration of the Fourth at Newark, N. J., a letter Was also read from Mr. Tilden in which he said : There never was an occasion when it seemed more necessary to revive the spirit and principles of the fathers of the Republic, the sacred principles of the government of the people, for the people, by the people, of popular elections, guarded alike against the corrupting influences of official patronage and the intimidations of military force; of the sanctity of the ballot, iis well in the counting as in the casting of it, and without which the ballot-box is a sham, and Republican government a delusion.", Mr. Thurman has been recently interviewed, in the course of which the following questions elicited the answers annexed : What have you to say about the result of the recent extra session of Congress? Mr. Thurman?All I have to say is, I am satisfied with the result. The Democrats gained all they expected, except the United States Marshals' bill, and there are no elections to come off except in California and one or two other States, before Congress meets again. What have you to say about the Attorney-General's letter to Marshal Matthews, of Michigan? Mr. Thurman?As I said, Maryland and a few other States will have no election before the next meeting of Congress at which marshals couid be appointed, and by that time Congress may be able to accomplish something. What do you think of the prospects in Ohio? Mr. Thurman?I can only say that I am very hopeful of Ohio. I have no time to give my reasons for being so, but I am very hopeful, as I am of the Democratic out look all over the country. Mr. Thurman, as if he were disposed to speak freely, said he had great hopes of the success of the Democracy from every point of view, and thought all good Democrats ought to be greatly encouraged. The extra session of Congress had been productive of the most satisfactory results and he felt sure that the party was upon a better footing with the country than ever before. The Democrats, he said, would go before the country with a record 'in favor of a free ballot-box, while thfe Republicans had, by their speeches and votes in Congress committed themselves against it. He thought appearances and facts were decidedly on the side of the Democracy. Senator Pendleton has also recently been interviewed, in the course of which he said : "The agony is over and both sides in the struggle of the extra session have gone to the jury of the country on the records made in voting and debating, and I, as a Democrat, have no reason to be ashamed of the part that my colleagues and I took, nor any reason to doubt in the least a favorable verdict from the people on our course. The action of President Hayes has been to illustrate and intensify the very broad issue between the parties." As to the general results of the extra session he said : "First?While the Democrats have not been able to defend all the popular rights which were involved by their measures they have yet limited the use of the array at the polls to such an extent that, as Senator Carpenter said during the extra session when concurring with Mr. Eaton, hereafter soldiers could nut be used in any effectual way at the polls. Secondly?The juror's test oath?born of England's tyrannical days?has been abolished. This juror's oath forbade every one who had in any way, eveir by thought or intent, aided a Confederate solidier or Confederate politician, to sit upon any jury. It applied chiefly to the Southern States, where we know every intelligent man was either himself, or by some of his relatives, either engaged in or sympathized with the Confederate military service. Different Judges gave to the juror's test-oath different constructions. Some were almost as extreme in their views as the old Judge of the time of Ilenry VIII, who convicted a forester of treason for wishing stag's horns affixed in King's chest. A noted Confederate C Jeneraj?and as many Itepublican papers termed him?a very enterprising man, John Morgan, passed through the southern tier or portion of Indiana and Ohio, over several hupi dred miles, in the Spring of 1803 or 1804, and his force was finally dispersed near Marietta. This juror's test oath statute would have made every man who had given one of those dispersed and Hying Confederate soldiers a ! morsel of food or a glass of water incompe; tent to sit on a jury in the State of Ohio, This j extraordinary law, passed by fanatics, and in aid of the colored vote, has been repealed, and a system of selecting juries' in the Federal Courts has been adopted which secures absolute fairness and returns our scheme of National justice to that of the early fathers of the Itepublic." SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Complaints of drought are almost general throughout the State.I ? Doctor John Fisher, a prominent citizen of Columbia, ia dead at the age of 77 years. ? Mr. Hamilton Fuller, of Beaufort, shot 1 at a crane on the river, and the ball glancing, accidentally killed a man. ?The State Sunday-school Convention will assemble at Spartanburg on ?he liUh of August. i At. Riehmnnd Va nn the 3rd instant. Mr. R. D. Gajbraith, of Cheater, was married to Miss. Mattie Gregory, daughter of ex-Governor Gregory, of Virginia. ? Saturday was the most oppressive day known in Charleston for many yes.rs. There were fifteen deaths from heat?10 whites and 5 colored persons. ? A Greenback meetiug at a universalist church in Winnsboro, on the 4th, broke up in a row between Dr. V. P. Clayton and Mr. James Herron. ? A Survivors' Association, with Gen. Ellison Capers as president, has been organized . for the purpose of erecting a monument to the ( Confederate dead of Greenville county. ? In the absence from Columbia of Gov. 1 Simpson, who has gone to Laurens to visit his father, who is lying there very ill, Senator Hampton is by courtesy acting as Gov- 1 ernor. ? Judge Pressly recently announced from ; the bench that the word "lengthy" is not i^good English : that it is equally, correct to i say "breadthy" for broad as "lengthy" for long. ? The manager of the Air-line Railroad 1 has found it necessary to build wire fences 1 along the line of the road in certain sections to keep the cows off the track. It is much cheaper than to kill the cows and pay a double price for them. ? In the Court'of General Sessic ns of Richland county, last Thursday, the motion of Mr. Melton for a continuance in the case of the State against Wra. Rose and Geo. W. Daniels, charged with the murder of John E. Enf-t x _ J gnsn, was granieu. ? Near .the Tugalo river on the Air-Line two magnificent fountains burst.from the . rocks to the height of thirty feet. They appear to be nature's work entirelyvbut in reality have been made by running pipes from a stream on the side of the mountain underneath the railroad embankment. ? Says the Charleston News ai d Courier : In the rear of Ceutennial Hall, on Sullivan's Island, may be seen the skeletons of several Confederate soldiers buried there during the war. The tides and winds have shifted the , sands and uncovered the bones of the dead heroes and left them bleaching in the sun. ? Says the Lancaster Ledger: Though the rains have been partial, we are pleased to hear that the prospects for good crops in this county are bright. The small grain crops have been harvested and have given pretty general satisfaction. The acreage this year was some ? larger than dtual, and the same an to the corn crop, which also promises a fine yield. Cot ton is doing well, and, if it continues as at present, a rich harvest is in store for the farmers. ? Says the Carolina Spartan of the 9th: i "Hon. John H. Evins returned from Washington last week. He is in the main satisfied with the work of the extra session, and quite , hopeful as to Democratic prospects in the future. His constant work, and diligent attent'on to the business entrusted to him by his constituents, has not hurt him in the least, for he looks as if he might have fought it out on that line, even if it had taken him all sum-, i raer." NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? A revival is in progress in the Methodist church at Shelby. i ?J5y order oi uov. ?jarvis, a permanent hatchery has been located at Morganton for the artificial propagation of fish, i ?Superior Court for Randolph county is in session this week, with ad)cketofll5 criminal cases for trial. ? The annual meeting of the .utockholders of the N. C. Central Railroad was held in i Charlotte last Thursday. ? The North Carolina Gram! Lodge of good Templars will meet in Wioston on the 12th of August. ? Henry H. Tate, of Greensboro, sowed 15 bushels "German Amber" wheat and realized 570 bushels, heaped measure. Five acres yielded 150 bushels, weighing 66 pounds to , the bushel. ? The Fourth of July was celebrated at Winston with more than usual demonstrations of pleasure and fun. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people gathered together on that occasion. .? Concord Sun: A paper to bo devoted to the interest of education, religion temperance and masonry among the colored people, will be issued in Concord about August 1st. It ; will be a semi-monthly, and printed at the Sun office. A. S. Richardson, editor. ? Says the Charlotte Obterver of Friday: ; One of our leading grocery houses yesterday < shipped twenty-five bushels of onions to i Charleston, S. C. They were grown in Lincoln 1 county, and such a shipment at this season of the year is something new. Wouldn't it pay better to grow such crops than to cultivate ! the whole face of the earth in cotton at starving prices? ? Mr. Appleton Oaksrnith, ofC'artaret, who had the great misfortune of seeing four of his daughters drowned in PogueSound on the 4th instant, and who came near bei )g drowned himself, is the son of Seba Smith, author of ( "Major Jack Downing's Letters," aud of . Mrs. Elizabeth Oaks Smith, a woman of gift, j who was very favorably criticised thirty-odd < years ago by Edgar A. Poe, in an article of 1 some ten pages. It is to be found in his pub- i lished works. ? The degeneracy of the Boone family? descendants of Daniel?is thus mentioned by the Asheville Journal: It is rather a remark able coincidence that two young Thomas i \ Boones are now closely confined in the iron r cells of Burnsville jail, having both been con-' 1 I victed of murder in the first degree, the older , | having been convicted at Yancey county ; ] | court a year ago, in which case an appeal was , taken and the Supreme Court confirmed the ] I judgment of the lower court. So he must '< ! die, and ere long?yes, before the dirt gets , i dry on his grave?another Thomas Boone ' must follow, as we are reliably informed that 1 the appeal to the Supreme Court in the case just tried at Madison ccunty court, was merej ly for time, as the evidence wa? short and ] ! hardly a single exception was taken. This ! being the case, the Supreme Court will hardly 1 interfere, or order a venire de novo. It will < | be a sad day upon the Boone family in Yan- * : cey county, and of course they have their ^ j friends who will also weep will) those who are * left. Without prejudice, the Boone family A has always, since our recollection, held a , high hand in Yancey county. Even the I feminine Boones are more or less dreaded. j LOCAL A77AIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. James Scoggins, W. W. White and A. F. Lindsay, County Commissioners?Fence Jjaw Election. Clark Brothers?We want to Sell, .Sc. Hunter <fc Ontes?Bargains Continued?Crockery and Glassware?Hardware?Entire StockHeadquarters?Shoes?Millinery. Jos. F. Wallace, Administrator?Notice to the Creditors ot Rufus J. Dunlap, deceased. Col. A. Coward, Principal?King's Mountain Military School. C. G. Parish A Co.?All Over Town?King's Mountain Hotel?Flour?Coffee?Blacksmith Tools?Apple Vinegar?Sugar in Abundance?Canned Goods. T. W. Clawson, Deputy Messenger?In Bankruptcy?Application for Discharge?In the Matter of T. B. Withers, Bankrupt. R. H. Glenn S. Y. C.?Sheriff's Sales. CLEVELAND MINERAL SPRING8. We are nl eased to learn that the above POD ular place of summer resort is well patronized this season. The proprietor announces a reduction in the price of board. See advertisement. FENCE ELECTION. As will be seen by their notice published elsewhere, the County Commissioners, on the petition of the requisite number of voters, have urdered an election to be held in Cherokee township, on Monday the 28th of August, on Idie question of fence or 110 fence. ALABiH OF FIHE. About half-past 4 o'clock Saturday morning idie alarm of fire was sounded, the cause lieing rdie burning of an out-building in the rear of Dr. Kuykendal's residence and drug store. The burning building was situated near the main house, and in. close proximity to the apartment of the drug store containing oils and other combustible materials; but fortunately there was no wind, and by the united exertions of the firemen of both white and colored companies, aided by the citizens, the flames were prevented from spreading. The fire was accidental. OUR SKETCH OF CAPT. IVY. Our sketch, last week accompanied with a portrait, of Capt. J. M. Ivy has been quite favorably received. The Charlotte Southern Home, noticing it, says: The last issue of the Yorkville Enquirer contains a handsome picture and lengthy notice of Capt. J. M. Ivy, of Rock Hill, S. C. It is but a just tribute to the public spirit, patriotism and energy of Capt. J. M. Ivy, who has done more than any one else to build up the prosperous town of Rock Ilill and give it an enviable name among the business places of the State. And the Charlotte Observer, says: The Yorkville Enquirer publishes a lengthy sketch ot tue lire or uapc. j. jyi. ivy, 01 hock Hill, accompanied by an excellent picture from a photograph by Van Ness, of Charlotte. THE CHURCHES NEXT SUNDAY. Services will be held in the churches next Sunday as follows : Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. Robert Lathan, Pastor. Services at 10$ A. M., and 4$ P. M. Presbyterian Church?Rev. L. H. Wilson, Pastor. Services at 10$ A. M., and 8 P. M. Prayer meeeting, Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Cluirch of the Good Shepherd.?Rev. R. P. Johnson, Rector. The Rector will fill hi? appointment at Rock Hill next Sunday, and consequently there will lie no services in this church. Sunday-school at the usual hour. Services Wednesdays' at 5$ o'clock P. M. Methodist Episcopal?Rev. T. E. Gilbert, Pastor. Services at 10$ A. M., and 8 P. M., conducted by Rev. Prof. J. Walter Dickson, of Columbia. Sunday-school in the afternoon. Prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs. James Harty, of Charlotte, is here on a visit to her father, Dr. Ross. Dr. Miles J. Walker, who is now located in Union county, made a hasty visit to his parents here last Saturday?returning next day. Rev. J. W. Tarboux, of Union, preached in the Methodist church last Sunday evening. Col. W. B. Metts returned home last Thursday from Columbia, where he had been under treatment of physicians. He is confined to his room from the effects of his disease and the surgical operation to which he submitted. Mrs. Thornwell, widow of the late J. H. Thornwell, D. D., LL. D.,and hersister, Mrs. Wardlaw, of Abbeville, visited Yorkville last week, the guests of Hon. I. D. Witherspeon. Miss Annie Jefferys, Hon. I. D. Witherspoon and Col. W. B. Wilson and wife and three children are at Cleveland Mineral Springs, N. C. Mr. John A. Metts, of Columbia,* is visiting his father. Mr. B. B. Owens, who is now living in Orangeburg, returned on a visit Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Ed. Thomas returned on Tuesday evening from Florence. LOCAL BRIEFS. Mr. T. C. Burris, a worthy and highly esteemed citizen, died at his residence near McC'ounellsville, on the 5th instant, in the 77th year of his age. 4 1 - - AAT1 O Twl Q A gOOU rillII IC11 ULl ounurtj aibciuuuu, ujiu .? fine shower Monday morning, reviving the growing crops, which were beginning to suffer from drought. The rain also brought the mercury down several degrees. One of the stay-at-homes gives as the reason he (fid not take his family to the springs this season, that his wife is enjawing herself very much at home. Mr. William Bradford, of Bullock's Creek township, owned a horse which died last week at the age of thirty-one years. The horse had been in the family for all that period of time, and was a faithful animal. A fight occurred Saturday night between Paul Romery and Alex. Johnson, both colored, in which Paul ineffectually fired his pistol at Alec. Both parties were arraigned before the Mayor on Monday morning, and Paul was fined $5 and Alec. $2. A few watermelons have made their appearance, though they are not coming in plentifully. The pic-nic at Union church, last Saturday, is spoken of by those who were present as having been a delightful and enjoyable affair. The festivities consisted of a fine dinner, dancing and. other amusements and were enjioyed by a large number of both sexes. Virgil Walker and Lawson Goode, both colored, were the first to break into jail since the vacating of that institution by its former inmates at the close of Conrt. Virgil stops over for twenty days on conviction of petit lareenry, and Lawson went in on Tuesday, to remain three days for assault and battery. JOURNALISTIC. By the recent sale of the Raleigh (N. C.) Observer, that paper passes into the hands of Samuel A. Ashe, Esq., as editor and proprietor. Mr. Ashe is a member of the law firm of Merrimon, Fuller & Ashe, of Raleigh, and has j been for two or three years past, chairman of j the State Democratic executive committee. Ue is gentleman of high character, and under iiis control the Observer will maintain, if it loes not surpass, the high standard of excellence which has marked the paper from the late of its establishment. The Asheboro, N. C. Regulator has recently changed hands, Messrs. Bradshaw & Hackley becoming editors and proprietors. With :he change of proprietorship is also a change of iame?the p?aper taking the title of the Conner. An enlargement is promised at an eary day. Cap. It. A. Shotwell has begun in his paper, :he Italeigh Farmer ami Mechanic, the publication of a series of articles, partially i>ersonal n their character, entitled "Three Years iu Battle, and Three Years in Prison." Tlie list chapter appeal's in the Farmer and Me Manic of last week. These articles, which vill run through several numbers of the paper, vill doubtless command widespread attention. Mr. McSweeny, of the Ninety-six Guardian, fives notice that after this date the publica tion of his journal will be transferred to another locality, but does not say where. The Guardian was one of the sprightliest papers oi the State press, and in the new field selected for its future existence, we wish it unbounded i prosperity. The Augasta Chronicle and Constitutionalist will appear in a new dress on the 2d of September, and will be thereafter published as an eight-page paper. The first issue of the new paper will be devoted to the trade interests of Augusta and will contain important statistical information concerning the mechanical, manufacturing and mercantile advantages oi that city. The Chronicle and Constitutionalist is the representative paper of Georgia, and one of the very best published in the Union. ? K. M. MILITARY 8CHOOL. We take pleasure in transferring to our columns from the Charleston News and Courie 1 the following high but well-merited compliment to the above institution and its accomplished principal. There is no better school for the youth of the South than the King't Mountain, nor is there anjr more deserving tl? patronage of South Carolinians who would give their sons a thorough, practical education. Says the News and Courier: If you wish your son brought up to be nol only a man in the highest signification of thai term, but an American, a Southerner and ? Soutn Carolinian, prepared to live and to mak< his living in his native State, acquainted witli his contemporaries, iu sympathy with the in stitutions and traditions of the people, anc believing that the duties and opportunities ly ing before him in his own home call for tin highest development of his physical, menta and moral individuality, send him to King'i Mountain. It is a South Carolina school taught by. a South Carolinian, and althougl "local prejudice and narrow mindedness an carefully eradicated, and the young Caroliniai is taught to appreciate the merits of othei States and countries, and to sympathize witl the State pride of a North Carolinian or j Georgian, or the national pride of an English man or a Frenchman, he is never allowed t< forget the obligations which rest on him as s Carolinian, a Southerner and an American. Situated at Yorkville,. one of the pleasant est and healthiest towns in our up country easily accessible by rail, with all the facilitiei for a good education, and with Col. Asbur Coward as principal, and patronized by th< best people in this and neighboring States and free from sectarian influences of any kind the King's Mountain Military School possess es some advantages for South Carolina youth nnt Ko fminH in nnv nHinr inwHfnt.inn n 1IVU VU uv 1VU11U U? tviij W*?v* learning in the country. * HOT WEATHER. Thursday, Friday and Saturday last were thi hotest days of the summer, not only in thi section, But throughout the country. Tli< thermometer in this place indicated 102? 01 Thursday afternoon. The following tempera tures in different parts of the country wen reported on the same 'day : Atlanta 92; Augusta 101; Baltimore 92 Cairo 96; Charleston 103; Charlotte 94; Chat tanooga 98; Cincinnati 90; Corsicana, Texas 97; Davenport 91; DesMoines 94; Dodge City Kansas, 94; Fort Gibson, Indian Territory 100; Indianapolis 94; Indianola, Texas, 91 Jacksonville 101; Keokuk 97; Knoxville 95 LaCrosse 90; Leavenworth 93; Louisville 96 Lynchburg 91; Madison, Wisconsin, 90; Mem phis 97; Milwaukee90; Mobile 96; Montgome ry 95; Nashville 99; New Orleans 90; Norfoll 90; North Platte, Neb., 96; Omaha 96; Sacra mento 90; Savannah 101; Shreveport 95; St Louis 97; 'St Marks, Fla., 95; Yicksburg 96 Washington 91; Wilmington 94; Yankton, D T., 97. ITEMS FROM THE ROCK HILL HERALD The town council of Rock Hill have adopte< a stringent ordinance against the carrying o concealed weapons. Mr. J. C. H. Duff brought to Rock Hill, oi the 5th, two thousand pounds of new flour It was bought by Messrs. Ivy & Fewell. Mr. G. W. Byers, of Ebenezer township presented the Herald office with a cotton stall that contained ninety-two forms, four boll and two blooms. The friends of Mr. Joseph Steele will be gla< to hear of his improved condition. It is nov thought that he has passed the crisis of th< disease, and will recover if he sustains no re lapse. The following officers were elected at th< late meeting of the Knights of Honor: J. M Ivy, Dictator; J. A. Glenn, Vice-Dictator; J W. Fewell, Assistant-Dictator; F. H. London Reporter; Allen Jones, Financial Reporter Wm. Whyte, Treasurer; B. P. Alston, Chap lain; R. T. May, Guide; D. A. Holler, Guar i xtt -n Cl-.li. o if 1 man; vv. r. ocuix, oeiitmei. Mr. William Whyte, State agentj paid th< Catawba Indians, last week, a portion of th< money appropriated by the State for their ben efit. It was about two dollars per capita. Hi will pay them the balance of the appropriatioi next November. The majority of these In clians are living on a reservation allowed then by the State. The others are employed at different places in the neighborhood. Sunday, the 6th, was a glad day at Indif Hook. An immense congregation assemble* to witness the dedication of the new Method ist church recently built there. Prof. J. W Dickson, of the Columbia Female College, preached the dedicating sermon, and the pas tor, Rev. J. M. Boyd, formally dedicated the church to the worship of Almighty God. A solemn and delightful communion service fol lowed, in which a large number of Christian! of other churches participated. * * MERE-MENTION. Eight men were killed in New York city alone on the 4th of July. In the whole StaU of South. Carolina there was not one murdei on that day. There are 10,000 guests al Arkansas Hot Springs. Some American corsets shipped to Mexico were supposed tc be saddles of a new kind, aod were returned as not giving 'satisfaction. The trial ol Thomas Buford, the Kentucky Judge murderer, has commenced. The cotton crop this year is put down by experts at 5,250,00C bales. It is found that the coffee tree will flourish in Florida, and some planters are going into the business extensively. Mr, Henry Smart who wrote the hymn "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" has received a pension of $500 from the British Government. A big storm swept through some portions of Pennsylvania and Maryland lasl Friday. Baltimore was struck with considerable violence. There were executions of the death sentence, last Friday, at Concord, N. H., Warrenton, Va., Smithville, N. C., and Corpus Christi, Texas. They all went off happy. Three Indians found guilty of murder and sentenced to be hanged at ^liles City, Montana, have recently committed suicide to avoid that penalty. The annual crop of tobacco of the United States is about 420,000,000 pounds, two thirds of which is exported. The repeal of the *11 1 Al _ 4. -i* 4.1. - X duty on quinine win reduce me cosi ui tuui medicine from 25 to 30 per cent The personal estate of the late Baron de Rothschild amounts to $65,000,000. A California man tunneled under a neighbor's well and stole the bottom and all the water. A tombstone with a simple cucumber carved upon it is oftentimes more expressive than one covered with ten thousand lines of obituary poetry. Ex-Governor Wra. Allen died suddenly at his home near Cbilicothe, Ohio, last Friday morning. He was the foremost Democratic politician of the State. He was born in North Carolina in 1807. The story telegraphed a few days ago about the finding of Charlie Ross in Canada, was started, it is now learned, by a Canadian college student, for a joke. Cruel fun, iudeed.,V'"Not a single United States marshal resigns. This is touching devotion to one's country under the most discouraging circumstances. The grain and grass crops of England are reported to be in a lamentably poor condition. Jefferson Davis says p'ositively that he will not be a candidate for U. S. Senator from Mississippi. Kentucky has a father of thirty seven children. He once lived in Rhode Island, but bad to move to a larger i 8tate. The traffic in eggs in the United - States is estimated to equal $200,000,000 per annum; 6,000,000 dozen are exported from the country every year. The Prince Im, perial of France, was buried in England last Saturday with imposing ceremonies. Neil , Winbush, colored, who attempted rape on a young lady in Clayton county, Ga., last week, i was taken from the guard last Friday night ^ - and hung to a tree. ! EDIT0UIAL INKLINGS. : Large Legacy to Jeff. Davia. ! Mrs Sarah A. Dorsey, of Mississippi, who died at New Orleans last week, leaves a will bequeathing her whole estate to JefFer son Davis. In making this bequest, Mrs. Dorsey refers ' to the great services and sacrifices of Mr. Davis on behalf of the South, and reproaches | his countrymeu for their failure in gratitude . ( , and appreciation for such services, and re- m [ grets the small contribution which she is able . to make for his releif. The estate embraced in this legacy includes > two large plantations in the upperpart of the ; State, and the elegant villa at Beau voir, on ^ the sea coast, where Mr. Davis is now soi journing, the climate and situation of which j have proved especially favorable to Mr. Da* . vis' health and bis present occupation of i study and labor in the preparation of bis 1 book in defence of his administration of the i office of President of the Confederate States. 1 This legacy of Mrs, Dorsey will make the cir' cumstances of Mr. Davis quite easy and J comfortable. i Guns and Pistols In Shelby* i Under the above beading the Charlotte nf Safnrrlov nuhlitliM tha fnllnwilior j v/VWI vvt v4 vhbw>mw^ ?mv i A sensation of quite a threatening character was produced in Shelby yesterday after ternoon. It seems that Mr. J. P. Babington, ? editor of the Aurora, published in that town, 3 published a statement concerning the conduct \ of some ladies, guests at Cleveland Springs, which was highly offensive to their friends, and on the following day a gentleman also a - guest '.here, went over to Shelby to see him , about it, intending, it is said to cowhide him f on sight. The editor was out of town, and a meeting was subsequently arranged for 3 ' o'clock yesterday afternoon. Accordingly, g the gentleman and a friend of his went to the 9 office at the hour designated. When they eng tered the office, Mr. Babington leveled a shotx gun at them and forbade them to approach. Some one standing by seized the gun and at* tempted to wrench it from Mr. Babington's e hand with, a view of preventing bloodshed. A frieud of the latter, probably one of the ' printers in the office, drew a pistol and said be would shoot the man who attempted to ' take the gun from Mr. Babiogton. The par' ty referred to above let go his hold on the ; weapon, but by this time a number of perj; sons had collected, and by a combined inter'? ference the affair was brought to a close, with" out bloodshed. Considerable excitement pre? vails yet, and it is feared that the difficulty . is not over. . Chamberlain's Address. 5 Of course the reader will understand that the "advance report" of C hamberlain's Fourth of July oration, printed on our fourth page, from the New York Sun, is burlesque, I and cleverly done it is; but the New Haven f (Conn.) Regiiter notices, in. the following serious manner the address which Chamber1 lain did deliver: "Ex-Governor Chamberlain's oration at , Springfield yesterday fell coldly upon the c ears of his audience. While 25,000 persons s witnessed the parade, but a paltry few hundred were induced tolisteq to the distinguish1 ed fugitive from South Carolina. The fact [ cannot be denied that Chamberlain is deci 8 dedly below par in the estimation of the respectable portion of the people." i Compliment to Gen. Leacb. The Charlotte Observer, casting about for an available Democratic candidate for '. Governor of North Carolina in the next campaign, pays a graceful and merited com pliment to Gen. Leacb. We opine the General would run well in his own State, and we ) know that if York could be permitted to . " - vote, his majority would be increased' equal 3 to the entire voting strength of the county. . The Observer says, after referring to other i distinguished names: In case it is decided that neither of these Sentlemen 611s the bill entirely, the Hon. ames Madison Leach wishes it distinctly 1 understood that he is willing to be sacri6ced for the position. Leach will never cut in the eye nor run down at the heel, as he never L does anything by halves, be will be hard to i leave behind in the race. Gen. Leacb is cerl tainly one of the gifted men of the State, and - he will bring to the convention a large and } brilliant record in whifch will be found few blunders. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. At a meeting of the stockholders of the > Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad, held in Dallas, N. C., July 10th, 1879? : On motion of Maj. 8. M. Finger, Col. L. , A. Mason, of Dallas, N. C., was called to the chair. On motion of Mr. John 8. Wilson, G. W. ' S. Hart, Esq., of Yorkville, S. C., was choeen ' as secretary. On motion of Dr. A. H. Davega, Mr. Jas. > Mason, the secretary of the company, was also ) made a secretary of the meeting. , - Maj. Finger moved that a committee of | three be appointed by the chair to verify proxies. Adopted. The chair appointed Maj. 8. M. Finger, of 1 Newton, N. C., John 8. Wilson, of Chester, i 8. C., and J. F. Wallace, of Yorkville, 8. C. Col. J. A. McLean moved that the roll be , called by the secretary as the committee ver, ify the proxies. Adopted. Calling the roll and verifying the proxies was then proceeded with, and at the conclu1 sion thereof the committee reported that a large majority of the stock was represented in person and by proxy. 4 On motion, the report was adopted; whereupon the chair declared the meeting organized. On motion of Col. C. A. Cilley, the reports of the president, the committee to examine the vouchers of the treasurer, and of the treasurer, were read, i On motion of John 8. Wilson, the reports , were received as information. * On motion^of Maj. J. F. Hart, it was liesoivea, That the recommendation or the 1 president, as to the filling of certain trestles, be adopted, and the work be authorized to be done. Col. McLean moved that a committee, consisting of one stockholder from each county through which the railroad passes, be appointed by the chair to nominate candidates for president and directors. Adopted. The chair appointed Col. J. A. McLean, of York; W. T. D. Cousar, of Chester; J. Froneberger, of Gaston; W. H. Motz, of Lincoln; J. R. Gaither, of Catawba; and Col. C. A. Cilley, of Caldwell. The committee retired, and after an absence of thirty minutes returned with the following reports, viz.: MAJORITY REPORT. For President.?Col. William Johnston, of Charlotte, N. C., he having received four votes. . For Directors?Caldwell county, G. W. F. Harper, 6 votes; Catawba, S. M. Finger, 6 votes; Gaston, J. D. Moore, 3 votes, L. A. Mason, 3 votes; York, B. T. Wheeler, 4 votes, J. S. Bratton. 4 votes; Lincoln, Y. A. McBee, 6 votes; Chester, A. H. Davega, 4 votes, J. H. Smith, 0 votes. MINORITY REPORT. For President?W. Holmes Hardin, of Chester, S. C. For Directors?Chester county, John L. / f '