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? During the Mexican war New York
furnished 2,396 troops, Pennsylvania, 2,563;
Massachusetts, 1,057; New Jersey, 425.
The Southern States furnished by far the
greater part of the volunteers. The Mormons
furnished 585 recruits.
? The tributaries of Chesapeake Bay alone
contribute $100,000 worth of meat to the
frog market every year. They are worth
about 50 cents a dozen, and men make good
wages hunting them with shotguns. Sportsmen
also seek for them occasionally, using
small rifles.
? The corn crop of 1884 was estimated at
1,617,225,100 bushels for the United States.
This immense quantity of corn was disposed
of as follows: for feed of meat producing
animals, 780,000,000 bushels; for human
food 150,000,000 bushels; for export, seed,
spirits and surplus 167,225,100 bushels.
? China will soon build its first railway. *
It will connect Pekin with Tientsin. A j
few years ago a short line was experimen- j
qIItt Ki-iiIf Kottt'oan Shonorhfii nnrl WftOSlinf.
but the natives got the idea that their "joss"
was opposed.to it,, and the venture was
finally abandoned.
? Every saloon in Pes Moines, Iowa, has
been closed and no liquor is obtainable under
any pretext. News from all parts of the
State snows that the new prohibition law
will be obeyed unless possibly at some river
points; The saloon-keepers are either removing
to other States or embarking in
some other business.
? The Pennsylvania State Convention of
United American Mechanics, in session at
Reading, on the 17th instant, agreed to a
recommendation that colored men, American
born, be admitted to membership. The
matter now goes to the national boay. and,
if approved, will become the law of the order.
The colored men have heretofore been
excluded
? A San Antonio dispatch says that parties
from the western part of Texas confirm
the report that the sheep and cattle
industry there is threatened with annihilation
by the drought. Sheep men with flocks
are arriving daily at Eagle Pass seeking
ingress into Mexico. The water holes and
streams on the American side of the Rio
Grande have dried up.
? Before the Editorial Association of Pennsylvania,
assembled atGettysburg, Mr. Hensell,
of the Lancaster Intelligencer, stated a
startling truth vrhen ho said that "the great
Presidential struggle now pending will be
decided by the votes of men born since the
memorable events of July, 1863, that took
Slace here." The war is becoming ancient
istorv. and the babes of 1863 are the men
of 1884^ who control the destinies of the
country.
?The business failures throughout the
country occurring in the week ending last
Friday, as reported to R. G. Dun & Co.,
number for the United States 192 and for
Canada 23, or a total of 215, against 198 the
previous week?an increase of 17 failures.
The casualties show an increase in the Western
and Middle States, and several important
assignments have taken place in New
York city; in the remaing sections of the
country the number are below the average.
? A long, striped snake crawled into a
basement saloon at Yankton, the other day,
and was in the middle of the room before
anybody saw it. The inmates stood aghast
and speechless for several seconds, when
one of them, pointing his finger at the object,
managed to articulate: "Do any of the
rest of you see that?" They responded in
chorus: "Yes, we all do." "It's a great
relief to me to know it." said the first, "for
I thought I was going to have another attack
of malaria." "Me, too," responded
the chorus, and then they fell on the snake
with billiard cues and killed it.
? Immediately following the announcement
of the nomination of Ex-Senator Hendricks
at Chicago, statements were sent
from the city by special correspondents in
which the wife of the ex-Senator was alleged
to have spoken disrespectfully of Gov.
Cleveland, and to have said that Mr. Hendricks
was placed on the ticket to give it
additional strength. Gov. Hendricks, when
spoken to on the subject, stated emphatically,
that the alleged language was not used
by Mrs. Hendricks, and added that there
was no truth whatever in that portion of the
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tion of her words.
? Says the New Orleans Times-Democrat:
The total number of negroes in the United
States is estimated at 6,000,000, or one-ninth
of the entire population. Only seven Northern
States have higher colored population
than 20.000, and of these the highest is in
Pennsylvania, with 65,000, The last census
indicated the fact that the white population
doubles itself in every twenty-live years,
while the negro does the same in every
twenty years. From these figures a writer
in the North American Review, making allowance
for foreign and Northern immigra-i
tion, concludes that in 100 years the negroes
in every Southern State will be doubie the
number of whites.
? Cholera is a filth disease. Let private
and public cleanliness prevail. The Baltimore
American opportunely says: "The
work of cleaning and purifying streets,
alleyways, yards, Ac., should be constant
and unremitting. New York has already
begun. Vats and tanks for disinfectants
have been erected, a fumigation depot has
been established, inspectors and a disinfecting
corps have begun their labors. Every
day for eight weeks five thousand gallons
of disinfectants will be distributed. Similar
action thoughout the country will do
much to banish all cause for serious alarm,
and will prevent the cholera from becoming
epidemic should it appear in the United
States."
? The New York Sun published forty
years ago a prescription that became generally
known as "The Sun Cholera Mixture."
Of this the Journal of Commerce
says: "Our contemporary never lent its
name to a better article. We have seen it
in constant use for nearly two score years,
and found it to be the best remedy for looseness
of the bowels ever yet devised. It is
to be commended for several reasons. It is
not to be mixed with liquor, and therefore
will not be used as an alcoholic beverage."
Here it is. Cut it out and use it in the family:
Take equal parts tincture opium, red
pepper, rhubarb, peppermint and camphor,
and mix them for use. In case of diarrhoea
take a dose of ten to twenty drops in three
or four teaspoonfuls of water.
? A St. Louis dispatch of the 17th says:
Advices from the little town of Redding,
Ringgold county, Iowa, say that great excitement
prevailed there on last Wednesday
over the finding of the dead body of a
man in the office of Dr. Eli Quigley. Fire
was discovered in the doctor's office Wednesday
morning, and the partially burned
body of a dead man was found on the cot
which was in a blaze. At first it was thought
to be that of Dr. Quigley but an examination
proved it to be the headless trunk of
the partly decomposed body of a man named
Lynch, who died and was buried early in
June. Further investigation revealed the
fact that Dr. Quigley had disappeared and
that he had a life insurance policy of $10,000
in one company and one of $0,000 in another.
Both were taken out within the year
and the conclusion was reached by the people
that Lynch's grave was robbed, his
body placed in Dr. Quigley's office and the
premises fired in furtherance of the scheme
to swindle the insurance companies.
? A TTiirffnrd. Conn., dispatch says: On
the lordly Connecticut River, near its
mouth, lies the romantic village of East
Haddam, where the wife of Ferdinand
Ward, the Napoleon of fraudulent financiers,
will in a few days arrive at the Champion
House to pass the remainder of the
summer, while he remains in jail. Her j
horses are already there, and she will relieve
her loneliness by taking frequent
drives through the picturesque river towns
about East Haddam. The Champion House
is the finest caravensary on the river, and
was bought and fitted up by Ward about six
years ago at the intercession of his wife,
who wanted this place which was about to
be razed, because it was named after her
ancestors?the Champions?who once lived
there. It cost him $75,000, and is a big rural
palace, which every year is full of New
York boarders, and Ward gave it to his
wife and spent the summers there and
at his Strawberry Hill farm in Stamford.
Four years ago the property was put in
Mrs. Ward's name, and she will be able to
keep it from her husband's creditors unless it
can be established flint Ward was insolvent I
at the time he gave it to his wife, which the
creditors are now endeavoring to do. Mrs.
Ward is said to be in delicate health. She
is much beloved by the natives and she
likes the old hotel above any of her husband's
late possessions.
ffltfeviUc inquirer.
YORKVILLE, S. C. :
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 24,1884.
THE PLAGUE IN FRANCE.
The cholera is raging so fearfully in Marseilles
and Toulon, France, that a serious panic has occurred,
and the people are stampedingfromthose
cities in large numbers. For the past .ten days
the deaths at Marseilles have averaged thirty per
day, and at Toulon the mortality has been about
eighteen per day for the same period. The Academy
of Medicine, in Paris, have decided by unanimous
vote that a land quarantine in France is
impracticable, and they have also declared that
the disinfection process is inefficacious and illu
sory, and it urges the establishment of cholera
hospitals at all large railway stations. President
Arthur has issued a proclamation, calling upon
quarantine officers on the American eoqstto be
diligent and on the alert to prevent the introduction
of the pestilence into the United States, and
in a cabinet meeting it was determined to make
every possible effort to prevent the introduction
of the contagion.
RESCUE OF THEpGREELY PARTY.
In the whirl of events no news came more unexpectedly
to the American people, and we may
say more welcome to them and the inhabitants
of the civilized world, than the intelligence flashed
from St. John's, New Foundland, last Thursday,that
three of the Greely relief vessels?Thetis,
Bear, and Lord Garry, had arrived at St. John's,
having on board the Arctic explorer, Lieutenant
Greely and the remnant of his party that had
survived the five years of isolation and imprisonment
in the barren polar region. Lieutenant
Schley, commander of the expedition, telegraphs
modestly to the Secretary of the Navy,
that at 9 P. M., on June 22nd, five miles off Cape
Sabine, in Smith's Sound, the Thetis and Bear
rescued alive Lieut. A. W. Greely, Sergt. Brainerd,
Sergt. Fredericks, Sergt. Long, Hospital
Steward Beiderback, Private Connell and Sergt.
Ellison, the only survivors of the Lady Franklin
Bay (Greely) Expedition. Sergt. Ellison had
lost both hands and feet by frost bite, and died
July 6, at Godhaven, three days after amputation,
which had become imperative. Seventeen of the
twenty-five persons composing this expedition
perished by starvation at the point where they
were found. One was drowned while sealing to
procure food. Twelve bodies of the dead were
rescued and are now on board the Thetis and Bear.
One Esquimau, Turnevik, was buried at Disco
in accordance with the desire of the inspector of
Western Greenland. Five bodies buried in the
ice fort near the camp were swept to sea by the
winds and currents before his arrival and could
not be recovered.
A list of those who perished in the Greely expedition
is given, and the names of twelve of the
dead whose bodies were rescued and brought to
St. John's to bo placed in melalic cases. Lieut.
Schley's report, which is short, briefly narrates
Greely's adventures after abandoning Fort Con/M
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ger on mo yin 01 august, kxw, ?hu mtauuouiug
his permanent camp, October 21st, on an ice floe
in Smith's Sound, where he was found. They
were adrift for thirty days on an ice floe in
Smith's Sound, and for nine long and weary
months they had to live on a scanty allowance of
damaged food. After that they had to live on
boiled sealskin strips from their clothing, lichens
and shrimps, when their weakness enabled them
to procure them in quantities enough to be of
service. At the time the rescue was made four
of the Greely party were so exhausted that they
could not have lived twenty-four hours. All
Greely's records and all the instruments brought
by him from Fort Conger are recovered and are
on board.
A dispatch of last Saturday says that Lieut.
Greely and his men were progressing favorably,
Greely less so, perhaps, than the others. On
Friday he exhibited symptoms of great fatigue
and weakness, caused by talking too much. He
is the guest of the city of St. John's, and besides
himself each member of the party forms the centre
of listening, admiring groups, and goes over
and over the recital of the terrible past.
Caskets were prepared for the dead and memorial
services were held on Sunday in all the
churches of the city, and com meliorative sermons
preached.
Lieut. Schley lias received orders from Washington
to remain at St. John's only so long as
may bo necessary and then to proceed with his
three vessels, with the survivors and dead, to
Portsmouth, N. H., wliero he will await further
orders, and where the members of the Greely
party and relief expedition can become acclimated
"before proceeding further south. The returning
vessels will sail from St. John's to-day.
HENDRICKS SPEAKS.
On Saturday night following the Democratic
nominations at Chicago a large and enthusiastic
ratification meeting was held in Indianapolis,
the home of Thomas A. Hendricks. Addressing
the meeting, he removed all doubt about his
acceptance of the second place on the ticket by
assuring his hearers that he was fully in accord
with the action of the Convention, and by paying
a just and high tribute to the merit and integrity
of Grover Cleveland. He said :
I am very much encouraged and delighted to
meet you on this occasion. You come to celebrate
and to express your approval of the nominations
that were made at Chicago. I am glad
that you are cordjal in this expression. This is
a great year with us. Every fourth year the
people elect the two great ofljcers of the Government.
This year is our great year, and every
man, whatever his party associations may bo, is
called upon to reconsider all question's upon
which he is disposed to act, and, having reconsidered,
to cast his vote in favor of what he bo|
lieved to be right. The Democracy appointed
me one of the delegates to the Convention at Chicago.
I spent nearly a week in attendance in
the city. I return to say a few things to you,
and only a few things, in regard to that Convention.
It was the largest Convention ever
held in America. Never has such an assemblage
of people been seen before. It was a Convention
marked in its character for sobriety,
deliberation and purpose. It selected two men
to carry the banner, and leaving that Convention
and going out before the people the question is,
"Will you help carry the banner ?' * [Great
cheering and cries of "We will doit."]
I do not expect, I have no right to expect, that
I will escape the criticism and it may be, the
slander of the opposite party. I have not in my
lifesutlered very much from that, but I come before
you, Democrats, Conservatives, Independents,'and
all men who wish to restore the Government
to the position it occupied before these
corrupt times, and to all such men I make my
appeal forj'our support for the high oflico for
which I have been nominated by the Democracy
at Chicago. Grover Cleveland, Governor of New
York, is the nominee for President. He was
promoted to that high office by the largest ma jority
ever deciding an election in that State. lie is
a man of established honesty of character, and if
you will elect him to the Presidency of the United
States you will not hear of star routes in the
postal service of the country under his administration.
I will tell you'what we needDemocrats
and Republicans will alike agree
upon that?we need to have the books in the
Government offices opened tor examination.
Do you think that men in this age never
yield to temptation ? It is only two weeks
ago that one of the secretaries at Washington
was called before a Senate committee to testify
in regard to the condition of. his department.
| In that department was the Bureau of Medicine
and Surgery. In that department an examinaI
tion was being had by the committee from the
Senate, and it was ascertained by the oath of the
I Secretary that sits at the head of the department
| that the defalcation found during the last year,
as far as it has been estimated, was !?G3,000, and
when asked about it he said that lie had received
a letter a year ago informing him of some of these
outrages, and that a short time since somebody
had come to him and told him that there were
frauds going on in the service, but that members
of Congress had recommended the continuance
of the head of the bureau with such earnestness
that he thought it must be all right. And now it
turns out that the public is $03,000 out, and how
much more no man, I expect, can now tell. But
what is the remedv ? To have a Prosidont that
! will appoint a head of bureau that will investigate
the condition of the books and bring all the
| guilty parties to trial.
Mr. Hendricks'speech was greeted with loud
and continuous cheering, indicating unmistakably
that the largo concourse of citizens, estima;
ted at fully ten thousand, were enthusiastic in
securing the success of the National Democratic
I ticket.
BLAINE'S LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
Mr. Blaine's letter of acceptance has been given
to the press for publication. It is a lengthy
paper and an exhaustive treatise on the issues involved
in the national canvass?questions which
he thinks may affect the future of the nation favorably
or unfavorably for a long series of years.
He first discusses the tariff question, giving to
it more space than any other subject under consideration.
He says: "In enumerating the issues
upon which the Republican party appeals
for popular support the Convention has been singularly
explicit and felicitous. It has properly
given the leading position to the industrial
interest of the country as affected by the tariff
on imports." "On that question," he says, "the
two political parties are radically in conflict."
He then elaborates his views in favor of a protective
tariff, which, ho argues contributes to
our wealth and dignity and elevates our national
character. As to the surplus revenue which
| the tariff adds to the nation's revenue, ne says:
Our opponents find fault that our revenue
system produces a surplus. But they should
not forget that the law has given a specific purIiose
to which all of the surplus is profitably and
lonorably applied?the reduction of the public
debt and the consequent relief of the burden of
taxation. No dollar has been wasted and the only
extraviganee with which the party stands
charged is the generous pensioning of soldiers,
sailors and their families?an extravagance which
embodies the highest form of justice in the recognition
and payment of a sacred debt. When
reduction of taxation is to be made the Republican
party can be trusted to accomplish it in
such form as will most effectively aid the industries
of the nation.
He also makes a labored argument to show
that the export trade of the United States has
i ncreased enormously under the protective policy
of the government, and says:
The total exports from the United States from
the Declaration of Independence in 1770 down to
the day of Lincoln's election in 1860, added to all
that had previously been exported from the
American colonies from their original settlement,
amounted to less than nine thousand millions of
dollars. On the other hand our exports from 1860
to the close of the last fiscal year exceeded twelve
thousand millions of dollars the whole of it being
the product of American labor. Evidently a
protecti ve tariff has not injured our export trade
when, under its influence, we exported in twenty-four
years forty per cent, more than the total
amount that had been exported in the entire previous
historj' of American commerce. All the
details when analyzed, correspond with this
gigantic result. The commercial cities of the
Union never had such growth as they have enjoyed
since 1800. Our chief emporium, the city
of New York, with its dependencies, has within
that period doubled her population and increased
her wealth five told. During the same period
the imports and exports which have entered and
left her harbor are more than double in bulk and
value the whole amount exported by her between
onHlamnnt nf thn first. Hlltch ColonV Oil the
island of Manhattan and the outbreak of the
civil war in I860.
While he claims these statements as true, he
also argues that the agriculture of the country is
no less enhanced by a protective tariff than are
the manufacturing interest.
Considerable space is dqyoted to our foreign
policy, which, summed up, is to the effect that
his party seeks only the conquests of peace and
desires to extend the commerce of the country,
and especially would he desire to extend and
enlarge our commercial relations with Mexico,
though he is explicit in his averment that it is
not the policy of the United States Government
to extend its boundary south of the Rio Grande.
Concluding this branch of his subject, he says:
Cannot this condition of trade in great part
be changed? Cannot the market for our products
be greatly enlarged? We have made a
beginning in our effort to improve our trade relations
with Mexico, and we should not fee content
until similar and mutually advantageous
arrangements have been successfully made with
every nation of North and South America. While
the great powers of Europe are steadily enlarging
their colonial domination in Asia and Africa,
it is the especial province of this country to improve
and expand its trade with the nations of
America. No field promises so much. No field
has been cultivated so little. Our foreign policy
should be an American policy in its broadest and
most comprehensive sense?a policy of peace, of
friendship, of commercial enlargement.
The name of American, which belongs to us
in our national capacity must always exalt the
just pride of patriotism. Citizenship of the republic
must be the panoply and safeguard of him
who wears it. The American citizen, rich or
poor, native or naturalized, white or colored,
must everywhere walk secure in his personal
and civil rights. The repulic should never accept
a lesser duty, it can never assume a nobler
one, than the protection of the humblest man
who owes it loyalty?protection at home and protection
which shall follow him abroad, into
whatever land he may go up on a lawful errand.
A portion of his letter is devoted especially to
the "Southern States," of which he speaks as
follows:
I recognize, not without regret, the necessity
for speaking of two sections of our common
ennntrv. But the reeret diminishes when I see
that the elements which separated them are fast
disappearing. Prejudices have yielded and are
yieluing, while a growing cordiality warms the
Southern and Northern heart alike. Can any
one doubt that between the sections confidence,
and esteem are to-day more marked than at
any period in the sixty years preceding the
election of President Lincoln? This is the
result in part of time and in part of Republican
principles applied under the favorable conditions
of uniformity. It would be a great calamity to
change these* influences under which Southern
Commonwealths aro learning to vindicate civil
rights, and adapting themselves to conditions of
political tranquility and industrial progress. If
there be occasional and violent outbreaks in the
South against the peaceful progress, the public
opinion of the country regards them as exceptional
and hopefully trusts that each will prove
the last,
The South needs capital and occupation, not
controversy. As much as any part of the North,
the South needs the full protection of the revenue
laws which the Republican party offers.
Some of the Southern States have already entered
upon a career of industrial development and
prosperity. These, at least, should not lend
their electoral votes to destroy their own future.
Any efforts to unite the Southern States upon
issues that grow out of the memories of the war
will summon the Northern States to combine in
the assertion of that nationaltv which was their
inspiration in the civil struggle. And thus great
energies which should be united in a common industrial
development will be wasted in hurtful
strife. The Democratic party shows itself a foe
to Southern prosperity by always invoking and
urging Southern political consolidation. Such
a policy quenches the rising instinct of patriotism
in the heart of the Southern youth; it re
yives and stimulates prejudices; it substitutes
the spirit of barbaric vengeance for the love of
peace, progress and harmony.
He next discusses civil service, and favors the
rule of impartial appointments in the service of
the Government. IIo says i "The people have
the right to the most elllcient agents in the discharge
of public businoss, and the appointing
power should regard this as the prior and ulterior
consideration."
Discussing the Mormon question, after citing
constitutional provisions on the subject of religious
liberty, lie says:
The claim of the Mormons that they are divinely
authorized to practice polygamy should 110
lhore be admitted than the claim of"certain heathen
tribes, if they should come among us, to continue
the rite of human sacrifice. The law does
not interfere with what a man believes; it takes
cognizance only with what he docs. As citizens,
the Mormons are entitled to the same civil rights
as others and to these they must be confined.
Polygamy can never receive national sanction or
toleration by admitting the community that upholds
it as a State in the Union. Like others,
the Mormons must learn that the liberty of the
individual ceases where the rights of society
begin.
Of the currency ho says:
ihn nnStnrl Qtainu flimnrll nffpn
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urged and tempted, have never seriously contemplated
the recognition of any other money
than gold and silver?and currency directly convertible
into them. They have not done so, and
they will not do so under any necessity less
pressing than that of desperate war. The only
special requisite for the completion of our monetary
system is the fixing of tho'rclativo values
of silver and gold. The large use of silver as the
money of account among the Asiatic nations,
taken in connection with tho increasing commerce
of the world, gives the weightiest reasons
for international agreement in the premises.
Our Government should not cease to urge this
measure until a common standard of value
shall bo reached apd established?a standard
that shall enable the United States to itse the silver
from Its mines as an auxilliary to gold in
settling the balances of commercial exchange.
On the subject of the public lands, ho says, "the
strength of the republic is increased by the multiplication
of land holders," and while characterizing
as an evil the permitting of large tracts
of the national domain to be consolidated and
controlled by the few against the many, he urges
that "it is but fair that the public lands should
be disposed of only to actual settlers and to
those who are citizens of the Republic, or who
are willing to become so."
A paragraph in favor of encouraging our shipping
interests and he concludes as follows, on
"the sacredness of the ballot;"
The survey of our condition as a nation reminds
us that material prosperity is but a mockery
if it does not tend to preserve tho liberty of
the people. A free ballot is the safeguard of Republican
institutions, without which no national
welfare is assured. A popular election, honestly
conducted, embodies the very majesty of true
Government. 'I,pn millions of voters desire to
take part in the pending contest. The safety of
the Republic rests upon the integrity of the ballot,
upon the securitj' of suffrage to the citizen. To
deposit a fraudulent vote is no worse a crime
against constitutional liberty than to obstruct the
deposit of an honest %*ote. ldo who corrupts suffrage
strikes at the very root of free government.
He is the arch enemy of the Republic.
He forgets that in trampling upon the rights of
others he fatally imperils his own rights. "It is
a good land which the Lord our God doth give
us," but we can maintain our heritage only by
guarding with vigilance the source of popular
power.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
? The Georgetown crops are reported to be
in good condition.
? Three negroes, within three weeks, have
been arrested in Anderson county for attempted
rape.
? The Sumter cotton mill lias shutdown
unfil frtH onrl in monnfimo fhfi nmnnr
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ty is for sale.
? The Richland county Democratic Convention
endorsed, by a large majority, McM&ster
for Congress from the Fourth Congressional
district.
? One hundred and ten teachers are attending
the State Normal School now in
session at Spartanburg. The school is an
assured success.
? The Abbeville Press and Banner says
stock in the Carolina, Cumberland Gap and
Chicago Railroad is now offered at fifty cents
on the dollar.
? Lieut. David Gaillard of Winnsboro, who
graduated at West Point with second honor,
and has been assigned to duty in New York
harbor, ison a visit to his father, in Columbia.
? The joint summer meeting of the State
Agricultural Society and the Grange will
be held in Greenville, gu Tuesday next, the
'2fith instant. It is ekpeoted'fhat there will
be 150 delegates in attendance.
? Charles Hardin, a white man and alleged
leader of the Spring Hill gang of negro robbers,
in Sumter county, was committed to
jail Thursday morning. Much indignation
is felt against Hardin, and further developments
are expected.
? Mrs. John D. McCarly, of Winnsboro,
who sailed for Ireland under the protection
of Dr. Lathan, has returned to her home.
She reports that her visit was altogether a
very pleasant one, and that the "old country"
is as homelike as ever.
? Mr. Thomas Lenoir, editor of the Cheraw
Sun and Monitor, was decoyed into a store
in that town last Friday evening, by an old
Greenbacker named A. G. Johnson, and
assaulted with a pistol. He resented the
Kif A r\ o xf*nl in flm \'i/n
UlUltA. Willi ilia iioto* ai uui HI i/uu uuiv
and Monitor brought oil the difficulty.
? Due West has completed her arrangements
for a telephone connection with
Donald's. The capital stock has been subscribed.
Mr. Samuel Agnew was elected
president and treasurer, and Messrs. PI. P.
McGee, II. E. Bonner and It. S. Galloway
were chosen an executive committee. Due
West is about to organize a national bank.
? Recently, Mr. John Gregory a citizen of
Edgefield county, residing about seven or
eight miles north of the Court House,
through mistake gave his little daughter,
aged fourteen years, a dose of morphine for
quinine. She died shortly afterwards from
the effects. Pie had purchased it for quinine
from a country store, without noticing
the label.
? The grand jury of PMgefield county, in
their presentment to the court, on Monday
of last week, say: All admit the advantages
of education, and we earnestly hope that
the germ of our free school system, planted
in the constitutional two mill tax, may continue
to grow, as the ability of our people
to meet its requirements increases, till the
hopes of the most zealous advocates of free
education shall be realized."
? Willie Henderson, a son of G. G. Henderson,
I0sq., a prominent citizen of Walterboro,
was killed instantly by lightning
last Friday evening. The bolt struck the
window which he and little Delancy Izard
1 : T rr
were eiiueitvui nig hj eiu?c, x/.ard
severely and penetrating Henderson's
breast, passing out under the right foot.
The deceased was a worthy and well esteemed
boy of about 16 years, and the entire
town join in the sorrow of the bereaved
family. Izard is not seriously hurt.
? Columbia Register: Our neighbors in
Lexington arc again agitated in the mind
over the new county question, because out
of ten candidates for the Legislature from
Edgefield five of them are committed to a
new county. If it is a revival of the county
of Saluda, it proposes to scoop in part of
Lexington, hence the interest of the inhabitants
of the State. Lexington voted
against it two years ago by a majority of
2,000, and that vote can now be increased.
? A dispatch of last Friday from G'heraw
to the Columbia Register says: J. Pawley
Douglass, who was thought by the Cash
party to be the man who led the posse
which killed Boggan, was bushwhacked
yesterday morning, at 10 o'clock, while
plowing in his field and fatally wounded.
He says he knows who shot him; thought
it was with a Winchester rifle. He was
shot in the back near the spine, the ball
passing entirely through the body. Douglass'
plantation is two miles from where
Boggan was killed. He had been threatened
by Cash and his friends ever since the
killing of Boggan. There is a good deal of
feeling in the matter here and it is determined
to find the guilty one. Douglass
lives two miles from Society Hill.
MERE-MENTION.
The Democratic nominee for President is
said to be a descendant of the illustrious Col.
Cleveland of King's Mountain fame. On
last Friday a cave occurred in a well being
dug at Durham, N. C., and of seven men at
work in the well four were killed. Not
less than thirteen horse thieves have been
hanged or shot in the Mussel Shell section,
Montana, within the past three weeks. A
showman named Reilly was fatally bitten
by a Mexican diamond back rattlesnake he
was exhibiting in New York on Monday.
All the efforts of physicians to save him
were unsuccessful. One of the Connecticut
delegates to the Democratic Convention,
-J. /II.; ?? K.r +K/.
Ht ^IllCilgU, WiUS fiiiacu u,y uiu c.vtuciiitin,
and was taken to a lunatic asylum, The
Georgia melon crop was short this year, not
amounting to more than half what was expected,
on account of June rains and cool
weather. Fletcher Lowry, one of the
famed Lowry gang of Itobeson county, N.
C., was hanged at jBaxley, Ga., on the 11th
instant, for the crime of murder, and his
body was shipped to Red Banks, N. G'., for
burial; but on arrival at Charlotte decomposition
had gone so far that the body was
taken off the train and buried in the colored
cemetery of that city.s"iMFwo desperadoes
undertook to "clean out" the town of Helena,
Montana* but being promptly shotdown,
their demonstration was abruptly terminated.
At a meeting iu Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday,
of the presidents of the largest cotton
mills there, running chiefly on three-quarter
yard sheetings, it was decided to reduce the
production at least 2") per cent, Paul
Morphy, the noted chess-player, is dead,
His mind was demented for several years
preceding his death, which occurred recently
in New Orleans. At a negro festival
in Mecklenburg county, N. C., last week, a
fight occurred between two of the party, one
of whom severed the head of his antagonist
from the body with a razor. More dynamite
plots have been discovered in
Russia, and several arrests have been
made. The President has called for the
resignation of Gen. Longstreet as United
States Marshal for the Northern District of
Georgia. Incompetency and carelessness
are the charges preferred against him.
English Views on the Presidetjal
Canvass.?-The London Times, in its article
upon the Democratic and Republican nominees
for the Presidency, says: "The platforms
concocted by the Republican and
Democratic Conventions are both equally
unworthy of respect. They are distinguished
by evasions and trimmings, by servile
rivalry in flattering the masses and in
pandering"to popular prejudices, thus encouraging
some of the most pernicious doctrines
of modern demagogues and social
quacks,"
The London Neics says: "America's foreign
relations will bo safer in Cleveland's
hands than in those of Blaine. The latter
represents the American Jingo party, which
like the same party here, makes up in audacity
and volubility for lack of numbers.
As President, Cleveland would cultivate
quietude abroad and peace at home. If
elected he will more worthily represent the
property, good sense and studied moderation
of the American people than Blaine." |
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. Lalhan, S. C'. Y. C.?Examination for Public
Schools.
T. M. Dobson?What Was the Matter ?
J. Beatty Williams, Judge of Probate?Citation?
Wm. E. Campbell, Applicant?Reuben
Dulin, deceased.
W. B. Williams?Equalization Board.
Edward Thomas?Tozer Engines.
W. T. R. Bell, A. M., Principal?King's Mountain
High School.
James B. Allison, Clerk?Outside Poor.
McElwee <fc Darwin?Hides Wanted.
May <fe May?Kidney Wort.
Caldwell & Dickson?Call and Examine.
Withers Adickes?Some Seasonable Sundries.
J. M. Adams?For Thirty Days.
W. C. Latimer?Summer Clearing Out Sale.
T. B. McClain & Co.?We Still Have a Few.
H. F. Adickes?We Are Selling.
UNTIL JANUARY 1st, 1885.
We will furnish the Enquirer from this date
until January 1st, 1885, for $1.10, the cash in all
cases, to accompany the subscription.
CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION.
The Congressional Nominating Convention for
this Congressional district, will he held in Lancaster
on Wednesday, the Oth of August next, at
7 o'clock P. M.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Members of the Executive Committee of the
Democratic party of York county, are reminded
that an important meeting of the committee
is called in the Court House at 10 o'clock A. M.,
on Monday next, 28th instant.
/ PERSONAL MENTION.
Rev. J. E. Covington, pastor of Yorkvilleand
Union Baptist churches, returned to Yorkville
last Saturday evening, and has resumed his pastoral
duties. He preached in the Baptist church
at this place on Sunday evening.
We were pleased to receive a call on Tuesday
evening from Hon. J. J. Hemphill, member of
Congress from this district, who is paying his
respects to his York county constituency.
SUMMER TOURISTS.
For the convenience of summer tourists, round
trip tickets have been placed on sale at the depot
in Yorkville from Yorkville to Lenor, and
good until the 31st of October ; price ?5.15. The
Tourist's Guide, a handsomely printed and illustrated
pamphlet of 100 pages, giving a full description
of the Virginia Springs and health resorts
of Western North Carolina, Upper South
Carolina and North Georgia, can be obtained by
applying to D. Cardwell, A. G. P. A., Columbia,
or to James Mason, Agent, Yorkville.
FIRE AT ALL-HEALING SPRINGS.
At 3 o'clock last Friday morning the hotel
hnildinc and a number of contioruous cottasres at
All-Healing Springs were destroyed by lire,
which was communicated by a defective line,
connected with the cooking department. Besides
the buildings the furniture in them was
also destroyed, several of the guests losing their
baggage. The loss is stated at from $12,000 to
$15,000, with insurance to the amount of $8,000.
The guests were immediately scattered. No
lives were lost.
* PROMPT PAYMENT.
Mr. S. E. Miller, State agent for South Carolina
of the Valley Mutual Life Association of Virginia,
and whose office is in Columbia, informs
us that he has just paid to the widow of Mr.
Samuel P. Maner, deceased, of Allendale, S. CM
the sum of one thousand dollars, the amount of
insurance which he had upon his life. This is
the lirst loss in the South Carolina department
represented by Mr. Miller. Mr. Maner was insured
on the 25th of January, 1884, and died on
the 19th of March, the claim maturing ninety
days after the death.
GASTONIA RAILRCAD AGENCY.
Mr. J. H. Fayssoux, who has been the agent of
the Chester and Lenoir Railroad Company at
Gastonia ever since the road was finished to that
place, retired from the position last Monday.
This retirement was in consequence of the consolidation
of the agencies of the Chester and
Lenoir and the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line
roads, and placing both under the management
of Mr. F. M. Hardin, who has been agent at
Gastonia of the last-named road for several years.
Mr. Fayssoux has accepted the position of time
keeper in the ollice of the C. C. ik A. Road at
Columbia.
CONVICT DISCHARGER.
The Columbia Register ofThursday announces
the discharge of Joe Massey, colored, from the
State penitentiary after serving out his sentence
in that institution for feloniously assaulting a
white lady in Rock Hill. Massey was tried for
the offence before Judge Hudson in Yorkvillo at
April term, 1878, and on being found guilty of
the charge was sentenced to the ponitentary for
a term of five years. He escaped from the factory
in the penitentiary at one time, and Governor
Simpson offered a reward for him. He
was reoautured in Arkansas and brought back,
and, as above stated, served out his sentence.
Massey's home is in Rock Hill, to which place,
we learn, he has returned.
CHURCH NOTICES.
Baptist?Rev. J. E. Covington, Pastor. Services
at 11 A. M. Sunday. Sunday-school at
9.30 A. M. Prayer meeting every Thursday
evening at S.30.
Episcopal?Rev. E. X. Joyner, Rector. Morning
and evening service at the usual hours. In
the afternoon at 4 o'clock, the rector will hold a
mission service at Sutton's Spring.
Methodist Episcopal?Rev. J. A. Mood, Pastor.
Quarterly meeting at Shady Grove, commencing
next Saturday, on which occasion the
Presiding Elder will be present. Rev. Mr. Stohl
will also assist at the services.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor.
Services in this church at 8.30 next Saturday
evening. Communion service at 10.30 A. M., on
Sunday, andservicealso at 8.30 P. M., on Sunday.
PEABODY SCHOLARSHIPS.
We are requested by A. Coward, Superintendentof
Education, to announce that there will
bo threePeabody scholarships from this State in
the Nashville Normal College for the session beginning
on the 1st of October next, which the
State Superintendent is required to till by competitive
examination. The examination will be
held at Spartanburg on the 6th of August next:
Applicants, male or female, must be at least 17
years of age, and will bo required to remain at
the eollego two yoars, if the scholarship be con
tinned so long, and must obligate themselves 10
teach in the public schools of the State at least
two years, if there is opportunity. Circulars
giving all necessary information as to course of
study, expenses, etc., can be obtained by addressing
the State Superintendent of Education
at Columbia.
BRIEF MENTION.
The attention of those persons desiring to apply
for teachers' certificates, is directed to the notice
of the County School Commissioner, published
in another column. An examination of
teachers will be held in the Court House next
Tuesday.
Mr. Alonzo Rose has sent us a tomato, weighing
eleven ounces, which shows the susceptibility
of that vegetable under the high cultivation
which ho bestows upon his garden,
Mr. J. C, Brown has favored us with a specimen
of tho "Toxas Monster" bean, the seed of
which he brought from that State. It is the
largest esculent of the bean variety that we have
over seen. Mr. Brown has also shown us some
fine millet, with which he lias been very successful
this year.
Reports from the growing crops represent cotton
as doing well since the warm, dry weather
succeeding the rains of last month. Fields are
generally clear of grass, and the plant is growing
satisfactorily, with the exception that some complaint
is made of an excess of weed. Indications
are that the corn crop of the county will be short.
Rnt little was planted on uplands, and much of
that planted in the bottoms was overflowed and
drowned out.
THE UOCK HILL ROAD CASE.
On last Saturday the County Commissioners
visited the lino of tho survey of the new road
leading from the "Berry place" to Rock Hill
over the lands of Mr. A. F. Fewelland Mr. S. M.
Fewcll, for tho purpose of making a personal
inspection of tho grounds to enable thorn to arrive
at a conclusion in rogard to tho matters in
[ controversy respecting tho amount of damages
for right of way over the lands of Mr. S. M.
Fewell, as assessed by the special jury on the
13th of Juno last. Tho facts of tho caso are familiar
to our readers and neod not bo ropeated
here. At a regular meeting of tho County Commissioners,
on Monday last, tho following resolutions
wero adopted, and wo are informed that
the terms and conditions therein contained are
acceptable to tho gentlemen over whose lands
tho new road is surveyed :
Resolved, by the Board of County Commissioners
for York county, assembled at a regular
meeting, That the Board appropriate tho road
over the lands of A. F. Fewell and S. M. Fewell,
; as laid ontby special commissioners, at the sum
| assessed to those land-owners respectively by
j the special jury; said appropriation to be with
) the following provisos, the fulfilling of which
I alone, in the judgment of the Board, renders the
I road worth to the county the sum assessed as
I aforesaid :
1. That S. M. Fewell will, without further j
charge, give a straight road (as near as is practicable)
from the Nation Ford road across to the
said new road.
2. That without further charge, the said S. M.
Fewell will give an extension of the new road
front the corporate limits of Rock Hill to the
public streets of said town ; the course of the
road, as indicated by the special commission, to
be changed so that it will run as straight as
practicable from the oak grove near the resi/Inn/in
r\f !%?-? onirl C! "\f Vonr/jl 1 tn tlio nnmar nf
the Dillingham garden, within the corporate
limits of town.
3. That the said sum of eleven hundred dollars
is not to be due and payable to the said S. M.
Fewell until after the tax-books of the current
year shall be finally closed ; but if any part
thereof shall be left unpaid after maturity, the
said balance is to bear interest at the lCgiil rate
until payment in full.
4. That the county shall be saved harmless
from damages to any other land-owners than the
said A. F. 1' ewell and S. M. Fewell.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
LETTER FROM CHESTER.
Chester, S. C., July 22.?I made a hasty
trip to Blackstocks a few days ago. I saw
some fine cotton along the railroad. It was
large, without grass, and gave promise of
yielding well. There was also some good
upland corn along the railroad, though there
was some quite small, and very unpromising.
I saw unmistakable evidence of profress
in our neighboring town. Mr. James
ohnson, one of Blackstocks' enterprising
merchants, is erecting a beautiful brick
building, which, when completed, he will
occupy as a store. By energy and close attention
to business he has succeeded in
building up a good and prosperous trade,
which is abundantly manifested by the imErovement
that is now under way. Messrs.
ouglas & Kenudy have a pretty store, and
may be justly ranked among the enterprising
and prosperous merchants of Blackstocks.
They are doing a good business and
have every reason to expect an increase the
coming season. I paid a visit to my friend,
Mr. J. E. Craig, who is conducting successfully
a mercantile business for Mr. Robert
Hemphill. Blackstocks is blessed with good,
sociable, pleasant people, and, as it is favored
with a good surrounding country, has
every indication of becoming every year a
more flourishing town.
The hot days of last week were of immense
benefit to the crops. The improvement
in the condition of cotton is particularly
great. It has grown wonderfully since
the rains ceased. It is generaly clean, and if
the reports I hear are reliable I believe that
a fine cotton crop will be made this year.
Corn on the uplands is generally good, and
gives promise"of yielding well, while corn
on the lowlands is for the most part miserably
poor, and promises a very poor yield.
Farmers are much more hopeful and are in
better spirits than they were a couple of
weeks ago. They now believe that with
the continuauce of tolerably good seasons
an average cotton crop will be produced
Mrs. J. L. Love, of Bullock's Creek neighborhood,
died on last Wednesday night of
dropsy after a lingering illness. She was
about sixty years of age at the time of her
death. She was a member of Bullock's
Creek Presbyterian Church, and died in the
hope of a blessed immortality beyond the
grave. An infant son of Jason Jones, of the
same neighborhood, also died on last Wednesday.
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Sanders, of this place, died on last
Wednesday night. The burial took place
011 Thursday afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery.
The flag pole was successfully raised on
last Wednesday afternoon on the main
square, and near by the platform for the
speakers at the ratification meeting was
erected.
A meeting of the Chester Democratic
Club was held on last Friday afternoon.
Resolutions endorsing Congressman Hemphill
and Solicitor Gaston were adopted. The
following gentlemen were elected delegates
to the County Convention : Messrs. w. H.
Hardin, J. L.Chambers, S. M. Jones, G. W.
Curtis, J. B. McFadden, Fred Walker, Joel
Simril, James Strieker, J. M. McNeel, S. P.
Hamilton, F. T. Morgan, R. A. Love, E. C.
McLure and G. W. Gage.
The meeting for the ratification of the
nomination of Cleveland and Hendricks on
last Friday night was a grand success. The
buildings along Main street were illuminated,
the cannon boomed at intervals, fireworks
were displayed, a handsome United
States flag floated from a lofty pole, a huge
Cleveland and Hendricks banner waved
over the street, and last, but not least, distinguished
speakers entertained the multitude
with eloquent addresses. J. M. McNeil,
Esq., County Chairman, who is a hard
worker in the Democratic cause, prefaced
the introduction of the speakers with some
forcible and eloquent remarks. The first
speaker of the evening was Hon. G. J. Patterson.
His remarks were principally confined
to the work of the Chicago Convention,
of which he was a member. He spoke
in terms of the highest praise of Grover
Cleveland, and expressed the opinion that
the doubtful States, including New York,
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iNow Jersey, L/Onnecueutunu muiium, wuuiu
be carried for the Democratic nominees.
Mr. Patterson made an interesting and excellent
speech. He was followed by Col.
J. G'. Haskell, of Columbia, who consumed
the greater portion of his time in comparing
the records of the Republican and Democratic
parties. The highest interest of the
people, he said, dependeded upon the result
of the election. The Democracy were urged
to put forth the greatest efforts in behalf of
their candidates. Col. Haskell displayed
at times considerable eloquence. The next
speaker was Hon. J. J. Hemphill, member
of Congress from this District. Since his
stay in Washington he has gotten more
light in regard to the dark ways of Republican
officials. He exposed unmercifully
their rascalities. Among other things he
said there was not an honest deputy marshal
in the State. The other speakers were
Solicitor Gaston, Col. W. R. Davie, Major
S. P. Hamilton, Capt. R. T. Mockbee, J. L.
Glenn, Esq., and j?. T. Morgan, Esq. The
addresses were elequent and soul-stirring.
The ratification meeting was a grand success,
and gave convincing proof of the determination
of the Democracy of old Chester to
carry the election for Cleveland and Plend
ricks.
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
McFadden died on last Saturday afternoon.
The burial took place the next day at the
cemetery.
Mr.S. K. Marks, a merchant of our town,
died on last Sunday afternoon. lie had
been for some time in declining health,
caused by dropsy. His remains were carried
the next day to Rock Hill for burial.
The late religious meeting conducted by
Rev. R. W. Sanders, was attended with
good results. There were a number of accessions
to the church. Mr. Sanders was
assisted a portion of the time by Rev. Mr.
Pugh and Rev. Mr. Brown. The preaching
was characterized with great fervency.
The County Convention met yesterday.
J. M. McNeel was elected President, and
Mr. Banks Thompson, Secretary of the Convention,
Col. W. R. Davie and Mr. E. M.
I * A1-? ?Alnnfnrl Afi'nQ-PrOciflpnfS!
iVlKlIlSUU WC1C cicticu i ?v.v j. ivuiuvu.m.
The following delegates were elected to the
Judicial Convention : J. M. McNeel, J. IT.
Neely, J. C. McAfee, J. F. Barber, W. G.
Austin, W. II. Heath, Lawrence Hardin
and It. T. Mockbee. The following delegates
were elected to the Congressional
Convention: G. L. Kennedy, G. \V. Gage,
It. T. Folks, M. S. Linn, Alexander Wise,
William Cherry, W. S. Hall and J. M.
Caldwell. Congressman Hemphill and Solicitor
Gaston were both endorsed by the
Convention. m.
? The opposition of Grady to the nomination
of Cleveland is thus explained : When
Grady was a Tammany State Senator he
held the balance of power between the regular
Democrats and the Itepublican party.
He traded continually with the Republicans,
and did everything he could to embarrass
Governor Cleveland and to defeat
his appointments. The Governor, who had
received from John Kelly assurances of
friendship, wrote the Tammany chief that
he did not think the public interest would
be served by Grady's return to the Senate.
Kelly and his crowd pretended great indignation
and gave the letter to the press for
publication. And this is the cause of Mr.
Grady's opposition to Governor Cleveland.
So far as the veto of the five cent fore bill
I goes, Grady himself opposed that bill.
GENERAL POLITICAL NOTES.
? Ben. Butler denies the reporters an interview,
but says he will be heard from in due
time, and in his own way.
? John Kelly says that there are but ten
Democratic counties in the State of New
York, but when Cleveland ran for Governor
he carried forty.
? The Baltimore Sun says the Deinocrati
platform, in the manner and material of its
construction, compares favorably with any
similar paper of the last fifty years.
? St. Louis, Mo., had a rousing ratification
meeting, in which a great deal of enthusiasm
was manifested and the Cleveland ticket
was received with loud and long cheering.
? The gubernatorial campaign in North
Carolina will open at ISewton on the 2nd of
August. There will be joint discussions
by the respective candidates?Gen. Scales,
Democrat, and Dr. York, Republican.
? The New York Herald says: "The Solid
South is at last on the side of the Nation and
deserves great credit for getting thereand
further: "For once the Democrats have
nominated a man for President for whom
no colored citizen need fear to vote."
? Charlotte Observer : Mr. Blaine says that
he has the advantage of Mr. Cleveland, who
is not well known. The trouble with Blaine
is that he is too well known, and he will
discover before the campaign closes that
Governor Cleveland will be pretty well
known.
? The Republican State Convention of
Kansas met at Topeka on the 16th instant
and concluded its work on the following
day, nominating a full State ticket. One
plank of its platform demands a rigid enforcement
of the prohibition law, which it
denominates a measure irrespective of party
affiliation.
? A late Elizabeth, N. J., dispatch says :
B. W. Teerlinde of this city, Secretary of
the National Committee of the Greenback
party who accompanied General Butler
from Chicago to Buffalo, says that Mr. Butler
stated distinctly to Gen. Weaver, himself
and others, that he had accepted the
nomination of the National and Anti-Monopoly
parties and would run, probably
concentrating his work in New York.
?The State elections prior to the PresidenJ.!.l
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uai election in ixovemuer win ue neiu uns
year in the following States: Alabama, August
4; Arkansas, September, 1; Georgia,
October 1; Maine, September 8; Ohio, October
14; Vermont, September 4, and West
Virginia, October 12. Louisiana and Rhode
Island held State elections in April, and Oregon
in June last. All the other States elect
State officers November 4.
? Secretary Chandler and Vice-President
Hendricks have had a tart correspondence
over the frauds in the Surgeon General's
office. Mr. Hendricks charged that Chandler
was responsible for their continuance';
Chandler denied it, and said the Surgeon
General's retention had been urged by
prominent Democrats, including Senator
Butler and Congressman Aiken. Mr. Hendricks
replies that the Surgeon General was
not implicated in the frauds and no more
responsible for them than Chandler who
was his superior officer.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
NOTES FROM CLOYEB.
Clover, S. July 21.?We have had
more sickness in Clover this season than was
ever known before, though it is now somewhat
abating.
Crops are tine. The small grain crop was
above an average.
Our Academy opened its fall session today
with Mr. E. W. Pressly, of Due West,
as principal.
Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick, pastor of the
Presbyterian church here, and his family,
are on a visit to Davidson College. Mr. W.
Beatty Smith and family leave this even
ing lor a trip to the mountains, ins headquarters
will be at Lenoir. Mrs. Jos. F.
Wallace and children, of Yorkville, are
now recreating in our quiet village. They
will remain for a month or two. Clover is
well adapted for the object of their visit.
Our town is quiet and pleasant, with good,
level streets and roads for morning and'
evening driving.
( Our postoffice has been designated a money
order office, the order taking effect today.
_ Vox.
For tlie Yorkville Enquirer.
ELECTION OF TRIAL JUSTICES.
Editor of the Enquirer: I observe
that the election of trial justices by the
people is a question that is attracting public
attention. An article favoring the plan appeared
in a recent issuq of the Rock Hill
Herald. I think the suggestion a good one.
There are trial justices in this county who
are holding the office contrary to the will of
the people. Now, if the office was elective
such would not be the case. The office is
very often filled by men wholly incompetent
to properly discharge its duties; and ir
they have friends in the Legislature, they
can hold the office as long as they wish. A
trial justice who knows nothing of law, will
put the county to a great deal more expense
than a man who knows his business, and a
man who is not a judge of law is not competent
to fill the office of trial justice.
Clay Hill.
An Irish View of the Ticket.?The
Irish-American takes a cheering view of the
Democratic ticket and says: Of the result
of the struggle?the success of the Democratic
ticket?we do not entertain the
slightest doubt. Aside altogether from the
exalted character of the candidates it has
presented to the country, the attitude and
temper of the Convention at Chicago afford
the best assurance that in this fight tho
Democrats throughout the Union will be
united and in earnest, and with the assistance
which, in the work of reform, they
must receive from all good citizens, of whatever
previous political leanings, they cannot
fail not only to hold all that, in 187G,
they conquered under the "old ticket." but
also to carry such States as Ohio and Michigan?which
the Republicans themselvs now
concede to be doubtful?with a strong probnhilifir
nf rrnininrr <3iir>h Stntps ns Wiwnnsin
and those of the Pacific coast. The prospect
is a cheering one, and its very brightness
is not only an incitement to labor, but
an inculcation of the necessity for the most
earnest work on the part of every Democrat.
jjjttiai Notices.
A Card.
To the Voters of Chester county: As the papers
of Chester may not fully reach the extreme
outskirts of the county, I adopt this method of
making known to our citizens that I am a candidate
for the oflice of CLERK OF TIIE COURT
of Chester county. I may not be able, on account
of oflice duties, to visit my friends or greet them
on the street when they are in town; however,
they may rest assured that should I be their
choice, I shall do my duty in the faithful discharge
of the business of the office. Having
served our people for twenty-five years as express
agent and telegraph operator, I am confident
that I can further please them as Clork of
the Court. C. H. BRENNECKE.
July 24 30 tf
OBITUARY.
Died?Near Blairsville, York county, S. C.,
on the night of the 15th instant, after an illlness
of three weeks, Mr. HUGH E. DAVIDSON, aged
30 years 2 months and 15 days.
EQUALIZATION BOARD.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, YORK COUNTY,
Yorkxillk, S. C., July 22nd, 1884.
PURSUANT to adjournment, the EQUALIZATION
BOARD of York coudty will meet
in Auditor's office on MONDAY, 4TH OF AUGUST
next. W. B. WILLIAMS,
Auditor York county.
July 24 30 2t
HIDES WANTED.
"1?7"E will pay the highest market price in cash,
TT for HIDES, both green and dry, delivered
at our market.
On and after AUGUST 1ST. we will have Beef,
Mutton, <fccM EVERY MORNING in the week
except Monday.
McELWEE & DARWIN.
July 24 30 2t
OUTSIDE POOR.
4 LL orders heretofore issued by the Board of
j\ County Commissioners, upon petition, on
and after the 31ST DAY OF AUGUST, 1884, are
hereby countermanded, except in cases where
the Board is hereafter furnished with the sworn
certificate of a practicing physician that the petitioner
is either physically or mentally unable to J
provide for their own support.
By order of the Board of County Commissioners.
JAMES B. ALLtSON, Clerk.
July 24 30 2t

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