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Jtoaps and Jartis.
? 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
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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
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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
? 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
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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.
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are cash in advance.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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."
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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."
? 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.
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
? 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
? 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
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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."
? 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
? 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
James Scoggins, W. W. White and A. F. Lindsay,
County Commissioners?Fence Jjaw
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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
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
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
Mrs. Ed. Thomas returned on Tuesday evening
from Florence.
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.
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
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.
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. *
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.
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
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.
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.
: 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
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
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
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.:
For President.?Col. William Johnston, of
Charlotte, N. C., he having received four
. 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.
For President?W. Holmes Hardin, of Chester,
S. C.
For Directors?Chester county, John L.
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