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Bill Nye Filks a Long-felt Want.? I toyed with a daily once which was incorporated to fill a long-felt want. I did not know it was loaded. There' was a rival daily that had been running two years, and we entered the arena, hoping to win an easy victory over this paper and become a great power in the West. We thought that our adversary wouldn't last more than a month after election, but thanksgiving came and went and found the Evening Squmvker still on deck. The editor would come and borrow print paper of us, and then use it to call us the slime-bedecked and putrid exponent of a still more baneful political faction. We would borrow a font of brevier of him, and characterize his paper as the wailing foundling dying in the deadly swamp of political filth,, wherein it had chosen its bed, edited by the bitter foe of the laundress and Lindley Murray, a man who had evaded justice for forty years, and, not content with the outrage of all moral 1 "i 1 iua seuse, imu ueuareu war uu uie spcmug book. Thus we kept up a spirited contest for a long time. One day the little muddy, measley, long suffering features of the Evening Squawker failed* so appear. We won the day, but at what a sacrifice. The smoke of conflict cleared away and showed that the victory was not worthy of the carnage. The Squawker had fought us bravely, and now its still, cold form lay in state in the basement of the chief creditor, and the usual notice of attachment was tacked on the door. The editor and myself met on the following day, and he was the more cheerful of the two. He said he felt sorry for me. "1 * can use what I get hereafter on my family," said he, "but you can't. You will leel guilty if you buy a barrel of flour for your own use, knowing that it will imperil the next issue of the paper. I have passed all that." And he was right. The quicker a man decides to cease publishing a daily paper where it is not needed, just simply through a high moral sense of duty, the sooner he will become light hearted and joyous. I don't know very much, but if there's anything I do know, and know it hard and know it with one hand tied behind me, it is that. Amending the Verdict.?The train was just entering Erin, Tenn., when we heard the sharp toot! toot! toot! of the whistle, and sucn passengers as looked from the windows saw an aged African with a bundle over his shoulder straight ahead on the track. The whistle was blown and the * ? x-i?i?? 3 .?n L>en rung, oui ne paia no auenuon, una an of a sudden the cow-catcher picked him up and flung him fifty feet to one side. A gang of men brought the body to the depot, and among the dozen of us who stopped off at the village a coroner's jury was selected. It seemed a plain enough case. The man came ta-his death by being struck by a locomotive on the L. & N. Road. Such was the verdict rendered, but no sooner was it announced than the coroner observed : "Gentlemen, return and amend your verdict. You haven't said anything about carelessness." We returned to the room and amended by adding that the engineer was blameless in the case, and the coroner received us with: "Very good, gentlemen, as far as it goes, but the man was probably deaf, and it would be well to amend^he verdict accordingly." We went back anfr"a?iej^ded to make the victim as deaf as a hitchm^HPOSt*. but we were not through yet. "You haven't got the name of the courftyin your report, and you don't say whether it was a freight or passenger train," observed the coroner. We returned to the room for another tussle, and were just congratulating ourselves on having everything ship-shape, when the coroner put his head into the doorway and called out: "Gentlemen, amend your verdict! The confounded nigger has come to life !" And when we rushed out to the freight house he was sitting up on end and asking if anybody had seen his bundle. A Picket Outwitted.?Wesley Davis related that when he belonged to the Mountaintown Home Guard in the time of the war that he and another individual were standing picket on the turnpike road one night while the company was at the camp ground over the hill. They saw two forms coining tramping along the road in the darkness and just as they came opposite Wesley, he commanded them to halt. "What will you have!" one of them inquired. "Have you a pa&>?" demanded Wesley. "Yes, siree. DA you want to see it?" said ine traveler. "That's our orders, to let no one pass without showing his papers," returned Wesley. "Well, then, here it is; take a good look at it," said the traveler, instantly hashing a great old revolver, cocked, into Wesley's face. After a pause he asked: "Are you satisfied ?" "I'm satisfied," replied Wesley, and the traveler moved on.?Ellijay (Get.) Courier. Mortar for Masons.?"I can't finish plastering your house until I get more sand," said a plasterer to a groceryman the other day. "How much sand will you require," asked the groceryman. "About three bushels will do, I guess." "Here, John," said the groceryman, "roll out another barrel of that brown sugar and send it up to my new house. I want to keep the plasterers at work." "That won't do," said the plasterer. "Why, isn't that good sand?" "Not very good; and besides, those bees in the garden will be constantly trying to suck the sweetness out of the sand after it is plastered on the walls." "Not much, my friend. Guess you don't know my sugar. If the bees suck any sweetness out of it they will do some of the dangdest hardest sucking you ever saw!"?P?m Beacon. Not Equal to Three.?They had not been married very long, but she had grown cold and listless, so one evening, after she had yawned seventeen consecutive times, he said: "You seem to be cold and indifferent, Melvina. Have you forgotten those happy uays wnen jl whs paying ^uu uumcw i es." "You bet I've not forgotten those happy days before we were married. I never had less than three fellows of an evening around me, paying me attention." "But dearest haven't you got me to pay you attention right now?" "Yes, I suppose I have. You are doing the best you know how; but you don't Hatter yourself that you are equal to three, do you?" Metrical, but not Musical.?"You look like a poet," laughed the funny editor, as the handsomely dressed youngster entered. The boy smiled and began fumbling in his pocket. "Maybe you write songs, too," suggested the newspaper man. "Yes, sometimes," was the answer. "Have you got one for me ?" "Yes, I think I have." "Is it sung by long or short metre ? By this time the young man had fished out a document, which he threw down, yelling excitedly: "Neither, my friend, it is sung by the gas metre." It was a gas bill for $10.?Atlanta Constitution. SST^'Do you think that you will gain your lawsuit?" asked Gus DeSmith of Colonel Yerger, who had been run over by a fire engine, and was sueing the city of Austin for damages. "Yes, I think I'll come out ahead." "Has your lawyer given you grounds to fhink so. "No, but 1 have given him grounds to think so. I've deeded him two lots on Austin Avenue as a fee."? Texas Siftings. B&C A gentleman having a horse that ran away and broke his wife's neck, a neighbor sought to buy the animal as a means of divorce. "No, no," said his owner; I intend to marry again myself before long." S&T "Doctor, do you think smoking is j hurtful; "Why, of course; look at the i chimneys. They make a business of the I thing; and yet it's those that smoke the least that do the best." I political THE PRESIDENTIAL TICKET. WHAT IS SAID ABOUT IT. ' IN NEW YORK. Geo. Wm. Curtis, the leader of the Inde- ! Eendent Republican movement, declined to e interviewed in regard to the nomination of Cleveland. "I will say this, however," said Mr. Curtis, "that I regard the nomination as the wisest one the Democratic party could have made and I believe that it will be satisfactory to the Independent voters. It was not probable that the Independent Republicans would formally endorse Cleveland, although they would throw their influence in his favor. They propose to conduct their campaign upon independent principles and keep free from entanglements with either party. A conference would be held about the 22nd of July, prob ably in this city, when a aennite line or policy would be decided upon." Ethan Allen Daly, also a member of the Independent Republican executive committee, said that the Independents would support Cleveland, and predicted that he would carry New York by a large majority. The feeling ih Brooklyn in favor of Cleveland, he said, was very strong, particularly among the young men, and Brooklyn would give a Democratic majority next fall that would be unparalleled in the history of the city. Carl Schurz said: "I am pleased with the nomination of Governor Cleveland and shall give him my support. I think he is the strongest candidate the Democrats could have nominated, and he will undoubtedly receive a large support outside of his own party from Independent voters." Horace E. Deraing, chairman of the Independent Republican executive committee and president of the Young Republican Club of Brooklyn, said that he regarded Cleveland's nomination as a signal triumph of the better element of the Democratic party and a tribute to the growing Independent sentiment throughout the country in both parties. He had no doubt Cleveland would be able to carry New York State, as he would undoubtedly receive the support of the Independent voters in the Republican party, and his popularity among the younger men was a well-established fact. The opposition of Tammany Hall to Clevland he did not regard as an injury to his prospects, but rather as beneficial to him. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher said : "The nomination of Governor Cleveland is one of the best, if not the best, that could have been made. I propose to vote for Governor Cleveland for the Presidency. You must remember, however, when 1 say this what my position is. I claim to be an independent member of the Republican party, and as I am not an office seeker, I claim the right to*exercise my judgment, and as I do as I like I propose to vote for whom I please. You must remember also that my remarks only apply to the Presidential office. Further than that I do not care to go. I am a Republican, and as there is to e a meeting of Independent Republicans I prefer to await their action before I decide what to do. I certainly do not propose to vote for Blaine under any circumstances, nor can I atpresent state my reasons for not so doing. The matter is simply this: I am a Republican and always have been, but I propose to vote for the man whom I think best fitted for the office, and that man is Governor Cleveland. I certainly believe he will be elected." A New York dispatch savs: The addition of Hendricks' name to the Democratic ticket was everywhere regarded, both among Republicans and Democrats, as greatly strengthening it among the Democrats. The announcement that Hendricks had accepted the second place on the ticket was received with great enthusiasm, and the success of the party in the coming election, while it had been regarded as almost certain with Cleveland at the helm, is felt now to be doubly assured. Congressman Adams said it would receive the support of the entire Democracy and all the Indipendent Republicans. At the Manhattan Club the members heartily endorsed the ticket. The feeling everywhere among Democrats was one of profound satisfaction. IX BOSTON. Immediately after the reception of the news in Boston of the nomination of Cleveland at Chicago a meeting of the executive committee of the Independent committee of one hundred was held. A meeting of the full committee was arranged to be held early next week, when definite action will be taken and the plans completed for the general convention or conference of Independents representing different States. The executive committee has been in correspondence with the organizations in New York and elsewhere, and the committee of one hundred will simply ratify the programme already outlined. The greatest interest is displayed in the comments by Independents upon the work at Chicago. Few are found who do not express gratification at the selection of Cleveland. When the news was received at headquarters it was heartily cheered. Many preferred Bayard, regarding him as a statesman oT national renown, but, as a rule, they say now that, considering the fact that he was a candidate put forward by Kelly and Butler to head off Cleveland, because of the attitude of the New York Governor toward Tammany and the baser wing of the Democratic party, the choice of Cleveland was most satisfactory. Winslow Warren, a leading member of the Massachusetts Reform Club, expressed it as his opinion that the Independents all over the country will ratify Cleveland's nomination without a dissenting voice. He added: "I think that this nomination will prove acceptable to a large number of IteEublicans who would not vote for any other emocrat. I have no doubt that Cleveland will sweep New York by an overwhelming majority, and I think that lie can carry Massachusetts and New Hampshire." John S. Farlow, president of the club, expressed similar sentiments. E. B. Hale, of Cambridge, who recently resigned his position in the Republican State Committe, said: "I think the Democrats have made a good nomination. I do not agree with those who think it is a weak nomination. The opposition of Butler and Kelly will work both ways." Republicans who have not joined the bolters generally admit that the nomination is a strong one. John F. Andrew, son of Governor Andrew, who is prominently mentioned as a Republican candidate for Congress in the Fifth District, said: "I think it is an excellent nomination. Mr. Cleveland is a very clean man. I think j the way in which the nomination was brought about against the opposition of Butler and Kelly makes it much stronger with the mass of thinking people than if those two men had supported Cleveland." NEW ENGLAND GENERALLY. Democrats in many New England towns and cities held ratification meetings over the nominations. In many instances salutes were fired, bells rung and fireworks displayed. The general sentiment among the mem bersof the party is most favorable to Cleveland and Hendricks. AN OHIO OPINION. The Cincinnati Enquirer says: Grover Cleveland brings with him beyond his party strength, beyond his strength in the politics of the country, the confidence of the business men, the confidence of all the great money centres, and the confidence of the people, that if the care of the government shall be confided to him he will administer the trust honestly and faithfully. lie has already demonstrated his ability to carry the great State of New York, of which he is now the Governor, elected to that position by a colossal majority. He commands the support of the Democratic party, has great strength among the independent voters; and men who view public questions from a business and material standpoint, rather than through the glasses of any of the political organizations, find in him all they would ask for. He is a strong man with all classes of voters. AT CLEVELAND'S HOME. When the news of the nomination reached Buffalo, the home of Cleveland, the most intense excitement prevailed. Cheer after cheer wasgiven. Men waved hats and acted like mad. Hand-shaking of Democrats and Republicans was general and the enthusiasm was unbounded. A salute of 100 guns was fired by the Cleveland gun squad under the direction of the Cleveland Central Club. A meeting of the club was called for the next night, when a general celebration will be held. The Cleveland managers from this cii ' at the Convention are to be met, on theii return, with a brass band and j a parade through the streets. BAYARD ON THE NOMINATION. When Senator Bayard was approached by a correspondent for his views on the nomination, the Senator said that he was not yet prepared to speak freely and fully in regard to the work of the opening campaign, but would do so when "the smoke of the Convention" shall have cleared away. He really felt a sense of relief, he said, now that the Convention had made its choice and that the great responsibilities of leadership had fallen on other shoulders. He said further, that he would erive the ticket his hearty support, as he had freely and immediately announced in his telegram to Cleveland congratulating him upon his nomination. He referred to Cleveland's letter of acceptance of the Gubernatorial nomination in 1882 as an admirable document, which had attracted his attention at the time, and lingered in his memory, and he was prepared to believe that the time had now come when the American people, tiring of the evils of Republican misgovernment, and repulsed by the ticket which that party had put into the field, would demand and secure achange of administration. WHAT BLAINE SAYS. A gentlemau who visited Blaine, at Augusta, Maine, soon after Cleveland's nomination was known in that city, reports the Republican candidate as saying he did not regard the lomination of Cleveland as a strong one. Cleveland was but little known. There were several men who would have been more available. He felt perfectly satisfied with the nomination. He expressed the belief that the tariff issue would oe paramount in the campaign, and would draw a good many votes from the other side. GROVER^CLEYELAND. HIS VIEWS ON CIVIL SERVICE. In his letter accepting the nomination for Governor of New York, his views on civil service reform and on the dangers of bribery were thus elaborated: Suborndinates in public place should be selected and retained for their efficiency and not because they may be used to accomplish patisan ends. The people have a right to demand here, as in cases of private employment, that their money be paid to those who will render the best service in return, and that the appointment to and tenure of such places should depend upon ability and merit. If the clerks and assistants in public departments were paid the same compensation and required to do the same | amount of work as those employed in prudently conducted private establishments the anxiety to hold these public places would be much diminished and the cause of civil service reform materially aided. The expenditure of money to influence the action of the people at the polls or to secure legislation is calculated to excite the gravest concern. When this pernicious agency is successfully employed a represents two fV\rm nf cnvfimnifint becomes a sham. and laws passed under its baleful influence cease to protect, but are made the means by I which the rights of the people are sacrificed and the public treasury despoiled. It is useless and foolish to shut our eyes to the fact that this evil exists among us, and the party which leads in an honest effort to return to better and purer methods will receive the confidence of our citizens and secure their support. It is wilful blindness not to see that the people care but little for party obligations, when they are invoked to countenance and sustain fraudulent and corrupt practices. And it is well for our country and for the purification of politics that the people, at times fully roused to danger, remind their leaders that party methods should be something more than a means used to answer the purposes of those who profit by political occupation. CLEVELAND AS SHERIFF. It was as sheriff of Erie county, X. Y., that Governor Cleveland became known in a political or official way, and many interesting anecdotes are told by those who remember those days. During his term of office as sheriff the Governor swung two men into eternity. The first one was the notorious Jack Gaffney, a reckless young I Irishman who kept a saloon at the corner of Washington and Carroll streets, almost op-! posite the Courier office. Gaffney was seated in a low dive on Canal street?"Ted" Sweeney's?playing cards with a kindred spirit named Patrick Fahey. The two quarrelled over the stakes and Gaffney shot and killed Fahey in cold blood. He was sentenced by the General Term in December to hang February 7 following. During these two months there was the greatest effort made on the part of the reporters to find out how the condemned man spent his time, but the sheriff turned a deaf ear to them, and not a few times gave them to understand that they wanted to know too much. He kept them out of the jail entirely after awhile and they were in sore straits. The interest in the case was intensified at the last from the fact that Governor Hoffman respited the condemned for a week, and that the most strenuous efforts were made to pet a commutation of sentence for the doomed man. Meanwhile the solid old sheriff was more rigid in his discipline than ever, and he went so far as to station an old Dutchman outside with strict orders to keep reporters off the premises. This outside guard was used to relieve the guard inside of Gaffney's cell, so that he was well posted on what was going on inside. One of the reporters, wno. now, by the way, is a city editor of the city, conceived the idea of "working" the grim German sentinel outside. He did not try to do it all at once, but by a skillful working of his points he became acquainted with him as the young man who attended the spiritual adviser. By degrees he became aware that the gri m sentinel had a weakness for beer. It was easy work after that, for he contrived to meet him every night after he was relieved and together the two talked over the events of the day in the jail over their beverage. The German was full of information in just the proportion that he was full of beer, and the facts that filled many a breezy column of his paper were costing the enterprising news-gatner dear. Sheriff Cleveland was wild. He questioned every one about the jail, but could getno satisfaction. At last his eye fell upon the sentinel and he was spotted. It was the night before the execution the two men were seen together. That settled it, for in the morning the sentinel was gone and in his place was another. Gaffney swung on the morning of the 14th of February, 1872. Many citizens of the city remember the execution and thequickness with which the Governor disappeared after he had cut the cord. The second execution performed by the Governor while sheriff was five months [ later. The murderer was one of the most despicable wretches that ever deserved a shameful death?Patrick Morrissey. He lived with his poor old mother in the vi- j cinity of the old "Packet" dock, in the rear ; of what was known as the Alhambra Thea- j tre. He was a thoroughly heartless man and was given to frequent and continued debauches, during which he submitted his dependent mother to the most shameful I cruelty. While on one of these sprees he sought out his mother's hovel and demanded of her the few pence she had earned by her own exertions to buy bread. She refused him, when he struck her to the floor. At the time she was cutting a loaf of bread for his supper. As she struggled to her feet she said to him, "You had better kill your mother and be done with it." As she uttered the words he grasped the knife from her hands and with the words, "I will kill j you then," buried it in her breast. The i horror of the martricide made people of the ! city shudder, and the jury by which he was j tried lost no time in bringing in a verdict of j murder in the first degree. Morrissey was ! sentenced to be hung on the Gth day of Sep-; tember. Prominent among the witnesses I on that famous trial was Albert Ilaight, ! now a Supreme Court Judge. The execu-1 tion took place on the day named in the warrant, and the present Governor was the j executioner. THE ROMANCE OF IIIS LIFE. A Buffalo letter gives the following reason why the most conspicuous of present bachelors wears not the binding yoke: When Governor Cleveland was just able to support himself he became enamored of a young woman, who was a relative of the late Judge Verplanck. The girl was not disposed to look favorably on his suit, and this made him love her the more. She do I lighted in tantalizing him by permitting other young men to escort her home from the old Eagle street Theatre, which was then the only place of amusement of any account in the city. The girl was comparatively wealthy and looked down on Grover, who was a poor lawyer. After a while she got to thinking fondly of him, and it is said that they were engaged to be married when she was taken ill with a fever and died. \ Cleveland did not recover from the shock i for several months, and though he has a bachelor's liking for pretty ladies his friends say that he will never marry. One lady became so infatuated with him that she proposed to him. He rejected her advances and it is said that she became crazy and is now confined in an asylum. A friend of the Governor told a reporter a romantic story of how a lady living near Poughkeepsie engaged in correspondence with the Governor since he was elected mayor, and that a tender feeling had sprung up between them. They have met but four times, once when Cleveland was sheriff, a few years later at Saratoga, after Cleveland was elected mayor, and once since he has been governor. * This friend said that it was quite likely that the lady would he married by Cleveland if elected President, and that she would grace the White House parlors at his reception. The lady is described as being a charming brunette, about thirtyfive years old, with pleasing manners and considerable property. WHAT THE l'ARERS SAY. The New York Sun, Independent, says: "Well, the convention has nominated Grover Cleveland, and now the question will be whether he or Blaine is to be elected. We have had our own opinion, but perhaps there was some.mistake about it. We shall live and learn!, we hope. The question may be somewhat complicated by the running of a third candidate or it may not. As to this point the decision will rest with General Butler. Meanwhile the course for those who cannot be zealous for a candidate like Cleveland, yet do not want Blaine for President, Is something to be determined by the judgment and conscience of the citizen. It is true, this is not a consideration that leads to much enthusiasm and no one can be very efficacious in an election where he is actuated by a conscientious sense of duty alone. But it will influence the votes of many, no doubt, while there will be others who will reason that Mr. Cleveland has himself set the example of entire independence of his party, and besides this is a grat year for bolting." The Boston Herald, independent Republican, says: "In nominating Governor ripvplnnrl for President the Democratic party has displayed the wisdom of its opportunity, as the Republican party in nominating Mr. Blaine manifested the audacity of itsdesires. There are corrupt and dangerous elements in both parties'. In the Re-1 publican party they have at last prevailed. In the Democratic party they have been beaten down. The Republican party is led by its tail, the Democratic party by its head. With a reform candidate nominated by the Democratic party solely because he is and has always been a reformer and is acceptable to the reform voters, it looks like the beginning of a practical reorganization of parties. It certainly looks like the beginning of the end of the Republican party as at present organized and led. On the whole, a change is desirable. We take it as reasonably certain that Governor Cleveland will be elected. The independent voters will all support him. The revolted Republicans have named him as the one Democrat for whom they could vote. If his own party does not support him loyally, it Will be evidence that its time has come to die. The Democracy at last deserves success." The staunch and typical New England Republican organ, the Springfield, Mass., Republican, says : The nomination of this ticket gives the Democracy an even chance of carrying the country. They have sound candidates and a good platform. They will have to contend with more or less defection to Butler and Kelly, but the total absence of real grievances 011 the part of the latter and the prospect of success if harmony prevails will tend to solidify the party vote in New York. On the other hand, the Indefiendeut vote, which .the nomination of Elaine has lost the Republican ticket, will be cast for Cleveland. The independents will put up no third candidate, but will heartily support Cleveland and Hendricks. The Democratic nominations therefore stand an even chance of carrying the States of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, which at present are in Democratic hands, but the campaign will be fiercely contested on both sides and we apprehend that the use of money will be unstinted and will be carried to an alarming degree. The New York Herald raises the ticket of Cleveland and Hendricks to its mast head, and says: The Herald puts at the head of its columns the Democratic ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States. We congratulate the Democratic party upon the work of its convention at Chicago and the opportunity it offers to the American people, through a union of patriotic voters, by whatever name they call themselves?Democrats, Independents, labor reformers or whatsoever else?to redeem the country from the disgrace and peril to which the Republican party has plotted to expose it by the thoroughly bad nominations of Blaine and Logan. Parties in this country are to-day at a turning point in their history, and it is for the Democracy, if it hopes to impresss its convictions upon the life of the nation, to take this turn in the tide of its happy moment or it must remain stranded with the wrecks of its past not over-respectable history. The nomination of Cleveland means that the young Democracy is determined to take the tide at its flood. We believe also that it is a nomination which will command the approval of the aged and sagacious as well as the enthusiasm of the vigorous and youthful. I mi. ~ yt??. V/xmD on \ra TTq \rnror1 nc lio X Jit: r> t!\Y XU1IV ilmwoitjo. x Uiuivu .lu is by the right-thinking elements of both the Democratic and Republican parties, it is a noteworthy and potent advantage to Grover Cleveland as a candidate, that he has incurred the bitter hostility of the worthless, disreputable and dangerous members of his own party. Tammany hates him. Iiutler sees no good in him. Could a candidate find stronger recommendation than this in the opinion of voters whose political action is shaped solely by considerations of public welfare ? The official acts which have won for Governor Cleveland the intense hostility of Tammany are the very acts which have most strongly commended him to the support of the Independent Republicans. The favor of these two classes, of a wholly corrupt and selfish guerilla contingentwithin the Democratic party, and of men with whom plain common sense and the most ordinary form of political honesty are controlling influences, no one man, be he ever so skillful in the art of balancing, can hope or wish to possess. Grover Cleveland had not been one month in office as Governor of the State of New York, before lie had decided in his own mind, and had made plain to all observers, that his official action was to be guided solely by his own intelligent judgment of what the public interest demanded. And that is, above all, the safe and the saving policy for a President of the United States. No Democrat with whom patriotism is not subordinated to private grudges will withhold his vote from Grover Cleveland. Of Republicans, those who are ? ..r. i * r ooHefinri fit of. "Rlnine and Lofran QUUCUVU VtlUV n faithfully represent the principles upon which the party that preserved the Union | was founded will doubtless vote against him. i Those of the Republican faith who are re- [ pelled by the most unwise choice made at i Chicago last month will find no difficulty in j voting for him, since he is one of the best j representatives now to be found in public! life of those administrative principles and j reforms to which they are committed. A I Democrat who has made enemies of thedis- j reputable elements of his own party is not j greatly to be feared by Republicans, even I when he is candidate for the Presidency, j The Times will heartily support Governor i Cleveland. In opposing Mr. Blaine it finds ; itself already upon impregnable ground and ; in excellent company. It has watched close- j ly the career of the candidate nominated at Chicago on the 11th instant, and it has en- j tire confidence in his probity, in his intelli- j gence, and in his administrative ability. 1 He ought to be the next President of the | United States, and wc believe he will be. The New York Staats-Zeitung says: The point has been forcibly made in Chicago that Cleveland's strength among the GermanAmericans is especially great, and this has, as we learn from good sources, contributed essentially toward securing him the nomination. The sympathies of the Germans for Cleveland were placed in direct and strongcontrast to the enmity of thespoils politicians who comprise Tammany's strength. The Germans were recognized in Chicago as a model political element, which holds reform measures paramount over all other considerations, and which cannot be made to swerve from this deep-rooted opinion by party consideration or that kind of patriotism commonly called State pride. Blaine's personal corruption has principally brought about the decided aversion of the Germans against him, and his identification with the Prohibitionists and Know-nothingism has given additional strength to this aversion. ?he U?!u'illf #nquim. TKKM8 OF SUBSCItlPTION: Single copy for one year, $ 2 150 For six months, 1 25 For three months, 75 Two copies one year, 4 00 Ten copies one year 20" 00 And an extra comr for a club of ten. How to Oruer the Enquirer.?Write the name of the subscriber very plainly, give postoffice, county and State, in full, and send the amount of the subscription by draft or postoffice money order, or enclose the money in a registered letter. 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A square consists of the space occupied by seven lines of this size type. /tsar Contracts will be made at reduced rates for advertising space to be used for three, six, or twelve months. All contract advertisements will be confined to the regular business for which the space is 'engaged. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the writers. Persons who send manuscript to tills ornce tor puniicauonanauesireacupy ui mc same, should make a duplicate. ySf Tributes of Respect and Obituary notices charged for at the rate of ten cents a line. Usually there are about seven words in a line. Hailed with delight BY CHILD-BEARING WOMEN. f THE DREAD 0? ANTICIPATED MOTEEBHOOD ty PISPILLED, AND THE DANGER TO LIFE OF BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD DIMINISHED BY THE USE OF THE Mother's Friend.: Rend nnd ponder the words of praise?tinsollcit. od, voluntary testimonials?that have been sent to me. selected from hundreds received from grateful beneficiaries A distinguished physlolnn of Mississippi writes: "I most earnestly entreat every one expecting to be confined to use tlie 'Mother's Friend, ' for during along obstetric practice I have never known it to fail to produce a quick and safe delivery." Another savs: " My wife used the * Mother's Friend '(Holmes'Liniment) in her fourth confinement, nnd says she passed throughitwith one-half the suffering of either of her former confinements and recovered In much less time." A lady patient who used the " Friend," safd after her confinement: " I have never seen one pass through thistrinl so easily and with so little suffering God bless the discoverer of Holrgses' Liniment." An experienced midwife writes: " I am delighted with the 'Mother's Friend.' In every instance where I have known it used its effects "have been all I could ask. I consider it a great blessing." A lady ofHuntsvile, Ala., moving in the highest circles, writes recentlv; "I have tried ' Mother's Friend' (Holmes' Liniment) and can truthfully say it is a most excellent preparation. I freely recommend it to all," l'rice, 81.50 per bottle. Sent by Express on receipt of the price. Sold by all druggists. PREPARED ONLY BY THE SOLE PROPRIETOR, J. BRADFIELD, ( lu. 108 S Pryor Street, Atlanta,. Qa, TPor Solo hv T)r. JOHN C. KUYKENDAL. August 23 34 ly IT STANDS AT THE HEAD. The Light Running DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE. TIIIS is tlie lightest-running, the simplest and the best Sewing Machine on the market. It has a high arm, the attachments are all easily worked, and it will do any kind of work, from the lightest to the heaviest, and in as good manner as any other machine. Call and examine the Machine and learn particulars. We will sell on as liberal terms and at as low prices as any firstclass Machine can be bought; and in addition, will compliment every purchaser with a number of photographs of himself or any other person the purchaser may.designate. PHOTOGRAPHY. I would also inform the public that I am yet making PHOTOGRAPHS in all the various stvles. Also, Ferrotypes and other cheaper styles ol! pictures. Pictures by the photographic process enlarged, and all work done in the best style of the art at reasonable prices. Gallery on West Liberty street, near the jail. J. R. SCHORB. January 31 5 tf VOItK VILLI: HIGH SCHOOL, 1884-85. //(fat TIIE next Session begins SEPTEMn tEL. BER 10, and continues ten months. .The school is conducted in the Female *Collogo, a substantial brick building GO by 100 feet, three stories high, which is pleasantly situated in a grove of large oaks, in a quiet part of the village, and has attached to it a well of excellent freestone water. Yorkville is one of the most beautiful villages in upper Carolina, and is noted for its pleasant and salubrious climate, awl the morality, intelligence and hospitality of its citizens. The school is open to both sexes, but boys and girls occupy different apartments except when on recitation. Every precaution is taken to prevent all undue intercourse, and so far as the Principal isaware.no complaint has been made by the patrons against the mixed feature of the school. Girls only are received as boarders in the College building, and every effort will be made for their social, moral and "intellectual improvement, and to render their stay pleasant. Board, per month, ?10.50. Tuition, per month, in primary classes, ?2.00 ; intermediate, ?.'5.00; higher English, Latin and French, $-1.00; German and Greek, each ?1.00extra; music ?4.00 extra. For testimonials or further information, address the Principal, J. T. ROBERTS, Yorkvillo, S. C. June 20 20 3m DAVfD SON COLLEGE, Mock Ion l?urg Co., N. C., 1884-5. The next Session opens on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. For Catalogues apply to the CLERK OF THE FACULTY. May 15 20 3m* NOTICE, TIIE Creditors of SAMUEL BARBER, deceased, are hereby notified to establish their claims before the undersigned, as the Administrator of his estate, on or before December 24, 18X4." Said Samuel Barber removed from York county, S. C., to the State of Arkansas, and doparteil this life in tho latter State. JOS. F. WALLACE, Administrator. Jul V 10 2S 5t GARRY IRON RO Manufacturers of all kinds of IRON ROOFING CRIMPED AM) CORRL'OATEl) SIDING, Iron Tile or Shingle, FIREPROOF DOORS, SHCTTERS AC., THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS 0 ,73?- L. M. Grist, Yorkville, S. C., will take or May 10 F. IIAPPERFIELD. SEASONABLE GOODS. F WOULD respectfully inform my friends and the public generally* that I have on hand, in my store near the depot, a full stock of Family and Fancy Groceries, Adapted to the season. In my stock can be found Coffees and Sugars of the best brands? I coffees, roasted and green, and various qualities | of Sugars. Teas, Spices, Ac. Sugar Cured Ilams and Salted Sides, Lard, Flour, Meal, Grist, Ac. A fine line of Smoking and Chewing Tobacco and Cigars. Candies and Confectionery. Canned Goods in full variety, and, in fact, a'full supply of the necessaries and luxuries of this life. BOOTS AXD SHOES. A full stock of Hoots and Shoes, for men, boys and women. lfar?lware and Wooden Ware. I keep a general assortment of Hardware and Wooden Ware, including farming tools and utensils, and am prepared to offer advantageous prices to all who may inspect my goods. BABBLE YARD. T SHALL continue to give particular attention to the Marble business. I have first-class workmen, and an abundance of all qualities of Marbles, and am fully prepared to furnish anything in that line, from a plain headstone to the most elaborate monument. Prices as low as can be obtained elsewhere. Call and examine my work, specimens of which may be seen in my yard at all times. F. HAPPERFIELD. WALKER A WAIL. THE BIG- RUSH STILL continues for our Goods, and you don't know how cheap we are selling our canned goods of all kinds. Hams, Lard, Flour, Sugar, Green and Parched Coffee, Molasses, Pickles, Mustard, P. ?fc L's Worcester Sauce, Cheese, Crackers of all kinds. Cigars, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, And a full line of all kinds of Soap, Starch and Blueing for the wash women. Kerosine Oil always on hand. Vinegar, Cider, Lemons and Apples. Highest market price paid for Eggs, Butter and Chickens. WALKER & WALL. COME TO THE YORK TEA STORE AND get one pound of the best Grand Central XXX Blended Tea, with one monogram Cup and Saucer of the best China, for 80 cents. Full directions go with each package. All guaranteed to give satisfaction. WALKER A WALL. J. ED. JEFFERYS & CO. I XEW FIJMIT1JBE STORE. WE have on hand, and constantly arriving, a complete stock of Furniture and Funeral Goods, on which we are prepared to offer special I inducements. Funeral Goods. Consists of Wood Burial Caskets, Cases and Coffins, all sizes. Gloss White Cases, children's size. Casket and Coffin Handles and Screws and other Collin Hardware. For sale at very reasonable terms. Cottage Furniture. A full assortment of Cottage Furniture, consisting of Bedroom Suites of different grades. Marble top and plain Bureaus, Centre Tables and Washstands. BEDSTEADS 1M) LOUXGES. Walnut ana .uapie rseasieaus, common .neusteads from ?2.00 to ?5.00 each. Also a lot of Lounges very cheap. Sideboards and Dining-room Safes. Round, Square and Fancy Top Tables, Spring Beds, Mattresses, and Cradles. Rocking, Office, Parlor, Diningroom and Children's Chairs. Furniture repaired on reasonable terms. Thankful for past favors. Wo respectfully solicit your further patronage. J. ED. JEFFERYS & CO. FOUNDRY I AND Machine Shop. .?==i:&;I' i-- \x. THE undersigned would respectfully inform the public that he now has in operation, on his lot on King's Mountain Street, a FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP, in which he is prepared to do all manner of work in light iron and brass castings, and general machine work. BEPAIBOO, Of all kinds, promptly done on short notice. Steam Engines, ana agricultural machinery of any kind overhauled and repaired. Besides, any class of work that may be wanted in his shop, he will attend any call for repairing stationary engines, doing the work on the premises, thus obviating the necessity of moving the engine. Prices reasonable". Terms, cash on completion of the work. EDWARD THOMAS. May 10 19 tf BLOW YOIJK OWi\ HOR3T ! IT is of frequent occurrence for persons to have their horns blowed for them, whilst others are not so tortunate; and fearing I may be of the latter classj I will now sound a blast from AgricultursLHall, to announce the sale and departure of "JUMBO," The sample Engine, whose base of operation has been removed to near Broad River, where he has been associated with a large first-class Separator to thrash out the grain for the farmers in that section. J. ED. LEACH, who displays a rotundity not unlike Jumbo's boiler, and a heart approximating the size of his cylinder, is the present owner. I Solicit For Him A Large Patronage. The Reaping and Thrashing season has depleted my stock, but I will soon have the Hall tilled with ENGINES, COTTON GINS AND PRESSES, Grain Drills, Roland Turn Plows, Plow Sulkies, etc. Besides, Babbett Metal, round ana sneet Packing, Engine and Gin Repairs, Ac. T. S. JEFFERYS. SEND FOR PRICE LIST. McElree's JEWELRY PALACE, 254 King Street, CHARLESTON, ?. C. Largest Stock. LOWEST PRICES IN THE SOUTH. j Repairing X Specialty. SEND ME YOUR WATCHES. November 22 47 ly j JAMKS V. HART. GEO. \V. S. HART. J IIART A HART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Yorkville, S. C'. 1 f i EO. W. S. HART, Notary Public, and Coni! tX missioner of Deeds for Arkansas, North Carolina and Texas, j April 24 27 tf CHATTEL MORTGAGES, MORTGAGES of Real Estate, and Titles to Real Estate. For sale at the i ENQUIRER OFFICE. OFING COMPANY, ? IRON ORE PAINT And Cement. 152 TO 158 MERWIN STREET Cleveland, O. WBffi/ ': ,fc?}~ Send for Circular and Price Jgf t List No. 75. F IRON ROOFING IN THE WORLD. ders for the above roofing. 9 ly I C. & L. NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD. j^g?f||p??^|fi SCHEDULE of Mail and Passenger Trains, from Lenoir, N. C., to Chester, S. C., taking effect at 12 o'clock, Noon, Sunday, June 1st, 1884. Standard of time, clock in telegraph oflioe at Chester. GOING SOUTH. Leave Lenoir, 0.00 A. M. Arrive at Hudsonville, 6.30 A. M. j Arrive at Lovelady, 6.53 A. M. Arrive at Hickory 7.30 A. M. j Leave Hickory, 7.55 A. M. : Arrive at Conover 8.21 A. M. Arrive at Newton. 8.30 A. M. Leave Newton 8.40 A. M. Arrive at Maiden, 9.10 A. M. Arrive at Lincolnton, 9.50 A. M. Leave Lincolnton, 10.00 A. M. Arrive at Hardin's, 10.29 A. M. Arrive at Dallas, 10.54 A. M. Arrive at Gastonia, 11.10 A. M. Leave Gastonia, 11.20 A. M. Arrive at Pleasant Ridge, 11.35 A. M. Arrive at Crowder's Creek, 11.43 A. M. Arrive at Bowling Green, 11.51 A. M. Arrive at Clover, 12.05 P. M. Leave Clover, ....12.10 P. M. Arrive at Yorkville, 12.47 P. M. Leave Yorkville, 1.00 P. M. Arrive at Philadelphia 1.13 P. M. Arrive at Guthriesville, 1.25 P. M. Arrive at McConnellsville, 1.35 P. M. Arrive at Lowrysville, 1.54 P. M. Arrive at Chester 2.25 P. M. going north. Leave Chester, 4.05 P. M. Arrive at Lowrysville, 4.30 P. M. Arrive at McConnellsville, 4.57 P. M. Arrive at Guthriesville, 5.05 P. M. Arrive at Philadelphia 5.16 P. M. Arrive at Yorkville, 5.33 P. M. Leave Yorkville, 5.45 P. M. Arrive at Clover, 6.23 P. M. Arrive at Bowling Green, 6.35 P. M. Arrive at Crowder's Creek 6.45 P. M. Arrive at Pleasant Ridge, 6.55 P. M. Arrive at Gastonia, 7.07 P. M. Leave Gastonia, 7.30 P. M. Arrive at Dallas, 7.46 P. M. Arrive at Hardin's, 8.11 P. M. Arrive at Lincolnton, 8.40 P. M. Leave Lincolnton, 8.45 P. M. Arrive at Maiden, 9.17 P. M. Arrive at Newton, 9.45 P. M. Leave Newton 9.55 P. M. Arrive at Conover 10.03 P. M. Arrive at Hickory 10.30 P. M. Leave Hickory, 10.40 P. M. Arrive at Lovelady, 11.16 P. M. Arrive at Hudsonville, 11.39 P. M. Arrive at Lenoir, 12.10 A. M. D. CARDWELL, Gen. Passenger Agent. James Mason, Div. Supt. May 29 22 tf POISON OAK Seems to yield every time to treatment with Swift's Specific. Spartanburg, S. C., March 13, 1884. Your most valuable medicine (Swift's Specific) has done me so much good that I feel like saying this for the benefit of those who suffer like I did. I was poisoned by toison oak, and saw not a well day for six years, until I used Swift's Specific. In the six years I used almost every kind of medicine, but none had the desired effect. After using six bottles of Swift's Specific I am restored to perfect health?with not a sign of that awful poison left Yours Truly, DAVID NESBITT. POISON OAK. I had for thirty-eight years suffered every spring and summer with Poison Oak, which I contracted in bathing when a boy. I tried every thing for it, including many physicians, but without any benefit. I took six" bottles of Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) four years ago, it cured me sound and well. Three" summers have passed, and I have had no return of it. Joseph Beasley, Columbus, Ga. Remarkable Results. I have had remarkable success with Swift's Specific; have cured several cases permanently in a very short time. One case which I am now treating was given up to die, and after using three bottles is so far recovered that I think one more bottle will cure her. The most remarkable case of all was a lady with medulary cancer of the womb, for whom I had no hope whatever. After usingone bottle I am satisfied she will soon be cured. J. WYLIE QUILLIAN, M. D., Easleys, S. C. Our Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed free to applicants. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. J Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga. A N. Y. Office, 159 W. 23d St., bet. 6th & 7th Avs. M For sale by Dr. JOHN C. KUYKENDAL. A August 23 34 ly MU&. JOB PRINTING. WING to our superior facilities with the best u machine presses, an abundance of type and first-class appointments throughout our office,, we are prepared to execute all manner of JOBPRINTING in superior style, and at prices that will compare with New York or Philadelphia, charges for the same quality of work and materials. We have recently made a reduction in, prices for the following classes of work, to which we invite the attention of business men: BILL HEADS. For 500 For 1001* Half-sheet Bill Heads, $3.50 ?0.00Fourth-sheet Bill Heads, 2.25 3.50 Sixth-sheet Bill Heads 2.00 3.00 Monthly statements at same price of sixth-sheet Dili heads. We will fill an order for bill heads, giving any desired number of either size of sheet at proportionate prices. LETTER HEADS. For 500 For 1000 Commercial Note, ?2.15 $3,25 Packet Note, 2.25 3.50 Letter (large size) 3.00 5.00 For the above work wo use a superior quality of paper, and guarantee entire satisfaction in every instance. \Ve also give special attention to the printing of Briefs, Arguments and Points and Authorities, which we furnish strictly according to the requirements of the Justices of the Supreme Court, and in proof reading exercise the utmost care to ensure accuracy. We are prepared to furnish all other kinds of printing, from a visiting card to a large volume, and will be pleased to furnish estimates for any style of work desired. Address, L. M. GRIST, Yorkville, S. C, November 30 48 tf BIO BOOM ' AT THE Yorkville Livery and Feed Stables. VEW VEHICLES. EXPECTED to arrive this week, a nice lot of Columbus Buggies, the best Buggies now made. Also, a nice lot of Cincinnati Buggies, I Carriages and Jump-seat Phaetons, all standard grade work, which will be sold at the most rea sonaoie prices. Second-Hand Vehicles. I also have on hand a number of Busies and Wagons that have been in use a short while which I wi 11 sell at reasonable prices for cash or on time. Buggy Cushions, Shafts and Poles kept in stock for sale. SOMETHING NEW. I have, just purchased a No. 1 Queen City HEARSE, and will now be prepared to furnish funeral occasions with Hearse and Carriages for town or any part of the county, at short notice, and for moderate charges. Feed Stables. Have vour horses fed at the YORKVILLE LIVERY AND FEED STABLES, where they will be well fed and groomed. F. E. SMITH. COFFINS AND CASKETS". THE undersigned, thankful for the patronage heretofore extended to him, would respectfully inform the public that he is still in the Undertaking Business, And is prepared to furnish COFFINS in all styles of finish, and CASKETS and METALIC llURIAL CASES, in all styles. WHITE GLOSS COFFINTS, Childrens' sizes. Prices of all my BURIAL GOODS as low as sold by any other house in this section of the country. Customers Waited On at any Hour, Day or night. All I ask is an inspection of my goods and prices. J. E. SMtTH, Agent.