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Scraps and Jattis.
? Secretary Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus
Lamar has a clerk in his department who
staggers through life bearing the burden of
the name of Washington Jefferson Lincoln
Gerrlt Smith Jones. There is also William
Andrew Jackson Sparks. Yet the Govern- ,
ment at Washington still lives.
? In the school at Mount Vernon, Mass.,
is a young man from Alaska, who has gone
there to be educated and intends to return
to his own country as a missionary and
teacher. He is only about 18 years old, but
has already done a great work among his '
people in helping to establish churchesi
there.
? The New York Sun says: "If the things
that are done by the Republicans of New i
York, Connecticut, and New Jersey were j
to be done by the democrats of Georgia,
South Carolina and Mississippi, a heavenpiercing
howl of indignation would .arise j
from republican virtue in the senate, and
the first express train to the South would
be loaded with a full sized investigating
committee."
? A party of three soldiers were sent with
two military convicts from Forth Worth,
Texas, to Leavenworth, Kansas. The soldiiers
were fully armed and were warned
that there were highwaymen on the same
train, yet they were robbed in broad day
light by the two masked highwaymen.
The company to which they belong met and
expressed resolutions of contempt at their
conduct.
? Simpson Harris died in Putnam county,
Indiana, last Friday, aged 109 years. He
was born in Orange connty, N. C., January
1778. He cast his first vote for Jefferson for
President in 1801, and had voted at every
Presidential election si nee. He was a veteran
of the war of 1812. His memory remained
good. He talked intelligently about men
and events connected with the formation
period of the republic.
? Two men, Hamilton and Lullberry,
murderers of the Harris brothers, in Bradley
county Ark., were released from jail at
Warren, Ark., Thursday night by a party
of masked men. A Sheriff's posse which
started in pursuit returned Friday morning
and report that the murderers were carried
to the banks of the Arkansas River, where
they were hanged. The bodies were cut
-* J AU/,
B.uuwu auu mail iuiu tixc sucaiu.
r-r-Tales of heartless evictions in Ireland
feme by the cable. In one instance a wife
res left dying in the yard, while the tenant
Jrwas dragged off to a dungeon. The present
Klrish policy of the Tories has greatly weakK
ened their government, and must soon res'
suit in its overthrow. England's treatment
i of Ireland is a blot that must eventually
lyield in the natural progress of civilization.
p?The Eepublican Senate Committee has
B again reported against Matthews, the colK
or?d Democrat appointed to succeed Fred.
Douglas as Recorder of Deeds for the Dis
t#ct of Columbia. Matthews is one of the
fcst representatives of his race, has thus
kr made an excellent official, and about the
my thing that the republicans can find
gainst him is that he is a Democrat.
B? John T. Ross, implicated with Albert
Etawkins and Anderson Perry in the mur ler
of Emily Brown, was placed on trial in
he Criminal Court of Baltimore, last Fri day.
The victim was an old woman who
lived with negroes, and she was killed in
>rder to sell her body to the medical school
Pj?f the Maryland University, where it was
"delivered and the agreed-on price of $15
| paid for it. Anderson Perry had charge of
the dissecting room and receiyed the body
from Ross and Hawkins. The prisoner had
very little to offer in his defense, and the
case was given to the jury at half-past 10
o'clock Friday night. After half an hour's
.deliberation a verdict of murder in the first
degree was brought in.
? Col. William Preston Johnson has been
making a speech to the Knights of Labor
of New Orleans, in which he dwelt speciali
ly on the fact that war had been declared
"between labor and capital, and that the conflict
could only terminate in one of thefolToWIhgthree
ways: The triumph of capital,
which would be disastrous to all classes; the
victory of labor, which means revolution, an'
archy, bloodshed, and afterwards a redistribution
of property and more misrule and
national destruction, or by a cessation of
hostilities and peaceful adjustment on the
basis of justice, both sides recognizing that
the law of Christ, which is doing unto
""bthf rs as you would have them do to you,
: is the only law upon which communities
most rest to be permanently prosperous
and happy.
? It has been stated that the silk rope with
which Cluverius was hanged was made as a
compliment to theculprit, butsuch is not the
lease. The rope was made by E. J. Brown,
of Richmond, an old rope maker, who
evidently intended to turn to good account
the bright but fatal product. The silk consumed
in its manufacture cost $4o, and an
agreement was made that after the rope
had been used it was to be returned to Mr.
| Brown. This was done, and hfe at once cut
L quite a number of short pieces from it and
was disposing of them at a lively rate when
the city sergeant stepped in on the specula.
tor and stopped further proceedings by
taking the rope and paying Brown for it.
This was done because the sale of it as pro. posed
was very distasteful to a large number
of Richmond's citizens.
? Senator Sherman has offered in the Senate
an amendmentto be proposed to the sundry
civil bill, to appropriate $3,000 to put
' new fences around the cemeteries in which
the Confederate dead are buried, ne&r Columbus,
Ohio, and on John's Island. Ac
companying the. amendment is an extract
flrom a recent annual message of Governor
Foraker, in which he refers Mthe dilapidated
condition of the fences and the neglected
estate of the grounds, and adds: "The hatred
: and detestation that all loyal people must
I and should ever entertain for the destructive
political doctrines that these men fought for,
ought not to stand in the way of either cordial
feeling toward the living who have
abandoned such heresies or a proper regard
and Christian respect for the dead, who, al;
though wrong, yet heroically and valorous.
ly contended for the convictions they entertained."
.? Fifteen years ago land could be purchased
within a mile of the business centre
of Chattanooga, Tenn., for from $30 to $50
an acre. But the rapid growth in business,
and-'population in that city is sending real
^B^tate up in value. On Tuesday last a syndicate
of capitalists from Ohio, Kentucky
and Mississippi purchased a tract of 200
acres in the suburbs of Chattanooga, paying
for it $500,000, or at the rate of $2,500 per
acre. The purchasers will make extensive
improvements on the property, and will develop
many sites for manufacturing and
business purposes. On the same day the
representative of several English ba'nkers
purchased 160 acres of land some distance
from the city limits for $100,000. Another
sale was a site for a huge steam forge, which ;
will give employment to a large number of j
hands.
? Officers of high rank in the army are |
confident that no action will be taken in the
- matter of the appointment of a new chief
signal officer for the present. It will be irn- i
-npossible to accomplish anything in the way 1
of a transfer of the signal bureau to the civ- i
il service at this session of Congress. It is j
the general impression that for this reason
the war department will use its influence to !
i nostnone the annointiner of a new chief until !
after the next session of Congress. Capt. j
Greely will be allowed to remain at the
head of the corps until the fate of the proposed
changes is definitely known. In case j
the transfer cannot be effected, it is not the
opinion that Capt. Greely will be made
chief signal officer. It is one of the
"plums" of the service, and there is not a
colonel of the line who would not willingly
t accept it. Gen. Hazen held the rank of
colonel when he was appointed, and it is
not probable that an officer of a lower rank
could jump to a brigadier-generalship.
I ?The following report of a train robbery
. comes from Fort Worth, Texas, under date
I of Saturday: At 3 o'clock this morning,
as the east-bound Texas and Pacific express
was pulling out of Gordon, a small station
-sixty miles west of here, two masked and
Harmed men jumped or. the engine and cov- >
|Hred the engineer and fireman with revol^Hers.
The engineer was forced to pull ahead
^Ktil the train reached a high trestle, two
east of Gordon. As soon astheenand
baggage, and mail cars had passed
H^^Kthe trestle the train stopped, leaving
|^^Bnssenger coaches on the trestle. At
this point the masked men were reinforced
by six assistants. The robbers then went
through the express car, taking all the money
and valuables in the safe, the amount
being estimated at from $3,000 to $10,000,
although the Paeific Express officials refuse
to state the amount stolen. The robbers
then proceeded to the mail car, where
they got twenty-eight registered packages.
The passengers were, not disturbed and
their coaches beyig on the high trestle they
could not get out to assist the trainmen.
There is is no clue to the robbers.
lit furMle flNfrim.
YORKVILLE, 8. C. :
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26,1887.
THE EXPERIMENTAL STATIONS^ 7
The State is poor, and Capt. B. R. Tillman's
experimental stations are expected
to come cheap. Recognizing these facts,
we print gratuitously the following "proposals,"
signed "J. 1\ Richardson, Chairman
Board of Agriculture," inviting donations
from counties, communities or persons
for the purpose of establishing the
said stations:
In accordance with the provisions of an
act entitled "An Act to establish the South
Carolina farms and stations," one in the
Piedmont region of the State and one in
the lower tier of counties, the Board ol
Agricultare gives notice that it will receive
during the next ninety days from counties,
commuuities or persons bids or proposals tc
donate lands and buildings or money for
the purpose of establishing said experimental
farms and stations.
All bids to receive consideration must be
sent to L. A. Ransom, Secretary Board ol
Agriculture Columbia, S. C., on or before
the 11th day of April next.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
The House has passed the bill creatine: a
Departmentof Agriculture and Labor. The
Secretary of the department, under the provisions
of the law, will be a Cabinet officer,
and a divison of his department will be
under the control of a Commissioner ol
Labor, who will have to deal with the material,
social, intellectial and moral interests
of the laboring population of the country.
The interests affected have heretofore
been under the charge of the Secretary of
the Interior.
On the 17th instant, the House passed the
Mexican pension bill, as it came from the
Senate, by an overwhelming majority.
There seems to be uo doubt that the President
will approve the bill. It provides
that a pension of $8 a month shall be paid
to all surviving officers and enlisted men,
including marines, militia and volunteers
of the military and naval services of the
United States, who being duly enlisted, actually
served sixty days with the army or
navy of the United States in Mexico or on
the coasts or frontier thereof or en route
thereto in the war with that nation, or wh?>
were actually engaged in battle in said
war and were honorably discharged, apd
to such other officers and soldiers and seniors
as may have beeii personally named in
any resolution of Congress for any specific
service in said war, and the surviv'
?- <\f oiw.Vi nfflnore an*! onlistpH
illg W1UUW3 \JX OUVH Uiuvvu _ H.LIV. VM..W%VV.
men: Provided, that such widows have
not remarried : Provided, that every such
officer, enlisted man or widow, who is or
may become 62 years of age, or who is or
may become subject to any disability or
dependency equivalent to some cause prescribed
or recognized by the pension laws ol
the United States as sufficient reason for the
allowance of a pension, shall be entitled to
the benefits of this Act; but it shall not be
held to include any person not within the
rule of age or disability or dependency
herein defined, or who incurred such disability
while in any manner voluntarily engaged
in or aiding or abetting the late
rebellion against the authority of the United
States. Section 4,715 of the Revised
Statutes is repealed, so 'far as it relates to
this Act or to pensioners under this Act.
The House has passed a new anti-Mormon
bill, more stringent in its features than the
Edmunds law, now in force.
The Senate passed the Inter-State Commerce
bill by a vote of 43 to 15, and on Friday
the bill, as agreed to by the conference committee
was passed by the House by a vote
of 219 to 41. It was enrolled, signed by the
presiding officers of both houses and sent to
the President for his signature. The bill
is lengthy, and -has for its object the enforcement
of a uniform system of charges
and tarriffs by the railroad lines of the
United States.
In the House on Saturday, Representative
Hammond submitted to the Judiciary
Committee the report on Mr. Dibble's resolution,
authorizing the acceptance by the
House of the oath of office made by Representative
Aiken at his home in South
Carolina. After reciting the fact that Mr.
Aiken was duly elected and returned as a
member of the House, but by severe illness
has beeu unable to appear and take the
oath, and must so remain unable during
the remainder of this Congress, the report
discusses the legal aspect of the case, and
concludes that the house can and under
the circumstances, should accept the oath ol
office sent in by Mr. Aiken.
HisWktshmext Fitted the Crime.?
fhomas J. Cluverius, who murdered his
cousin in Richmond, in 18S5, has been hanged.
We think Governor Lee deserves the
commendation of all justice-loving people,
Cluverius was a lawyer, a church member,
and a Suuday-school teacher, and belonged
to blooded stock. Herculean efforts were
made to save him, but Governor Lee was
firm and the prisoner met his doom.
lie was convicted on circumstantial evidence,
while murderers in South Carolina
are bailed by our judges in a small sum, and
after goiug throjgh a farce of a trial the
juries generally acquit. If Cluverius had
committed his crime in South Carolina he
would have been held to bail in ?2,000, and
when put on trial he would doubtless have
been acquitted.
We believe that no such man as Cluverius
could be hanged under the forms of law In
South Carolina?no matter what his crime.
Without knowing what many people think,
we believe that three-fourths of our people
doubt his guilt. Cluverius denies his guilt,
and that is enough.?A bbeeille I'rexx ana
Banner.
United. States Senators.? United
States Senators have been recently elected
Dy me l-iegismiures ui several oiaies,
Charles B. Far well was chosen by the Illinois
Legislature to succeed Gen. Logan,
He is a native of New York, and is in his
64th year. He began life poor, but by real
estate and other speculations has gained an
immense fortune. He is at the head of the
syndicate which took a contract to erect u
State Capitol for Texas at a cost of $1,500,000,
the payment being made with .'1,000,000
acres of land. The syndicate expects
to clear from $7,000,000 to $10,000,OIK) by the
enterprise.
Tne New York Legislature elected Frank
Hiscock, Republican, to succeed Miller,
Connecticut elected Gen. Hawley; Delaware,
Gray; Pennsylvania, Quay; Maine,
Hale; Massachusetts, Dawes; Missouri,
Coekrell; West-Virginia, Camden; Michigan,
F. it. Stockbridge ; Minnesota, C. K,
Davis; California, George Hearst.
. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ' ]
! ? The annual meeting of the State Grange,
Patrons of Husbandry, will beheld in Co- :
1 lumbia on Wednesday, February 2nd. v
I ? Congressman Aiken does not seem to .
improve much. He is still confined to his
| room, and his condition remains about the j
same.
? Ben Eison, a white youth aged.17, hung J'
himself at Jonesville, Union county, Thursday
night. No cause is assigned for the j
suicide except the account of the hanging of
, Cluverius. H
? The house of Calvin Bass, in Kershaw
county, has been destroyed by an incendiary
fire. Bass' wife, who was sick in bed, and
her two small children, perished in the w
! names. % Q|
> ?A detachment*of the Salvation Army tc
will invade Greenville, at an early day. t,
"Captain" Newton, who announces himself
as the advance guard of the army, has
leased a hall in that city for six months.
? A correspondent writing from Ninety- Y
Six says that farmers around in that vicini- tl
ty are with one accord for "King Cotton." Si
Their fathers and grandfathers supported ot
this monarch aud they feel that it is their tc
duty to do likewise.
? C'apt. K. G. Billings, of Lancaster, served
with the Palmetto Regiment in Mexico, w
and recently, having been restored to the at
pension roll, he received more than four es
thousand dollars from the government, the ^
amount being the arrears to which he was <.
entitled. , . .f
? Unknown persons uncoupled the pars
of a freight train at Winnsboro' on the night
of January 19, and thereby caused a delay
of several minutes. When the train started r(
'off they flred at the conductor, Capt. M. J. jr
Land, who returned the fire. No harm was tc
done on either side. ai
? Mr. Samuel E. Lyon, an old and well la
known lawyer of New York city, died sud- tl
denly at Aiken on the afternoon of the ja
t 20th, of heart disease, just after Ire had left
the dinner table. He arrived at Aiken on
his annual visit only the day before his
i death. b
i ?On Tuesday during recess the school 85
1 house at Reidville, Spartanburg county,
' took fire on the roof and was burned down. s?'
It was a handsome and substantial building tl
aud its loss is a serious blow to the thrifty
< and intelligent people of that community. G
Tho hripl- wrtllo rpmftin standing, however, ci
and can probably be used in rebuilding, ii' \
so the loss will be ?1,400 or $1,500.
? Says the News and Courier: Mr. Robert
Marion and Capt. W. D. Palmer killed two
1 large black bears on a recent hunt in Dean ?
> Swamp, in St. Stephen's Parish, Berkley K
county. One of them weighed four hundred o
pounds. Last summer the bears made fre- a
' quent raids on the parish corn crop, and B
, there is trouble brewing for Bruin should ei
he attempt like pranks this year. s<
? On Wednesday last the State Supreme s(
Court took a recess until the 18th of April, w
when the April term will convene. The p
i Sixth circuit will be called on the 26th of is
' April, for which four days will be allowed, ir
As regards the circuits, cases in the original
jurisdiction will have preference on each
Monday of the term. Applications for admission
to practice must be filed on or be- E
fore April 26th. si
? A cyclone passed through Pickens and 1?
Greenville counties last Sunday night. At S
Liberty station, Pickens county, H. H. Ow- fc
ens' residence was completely destroyed. w
Owens was seriously injured. At LaFay- w
ette, Mr. Cox' residence was blown off its pil- oi
lars. A negro church and blacksmith shop ec
were blown down. One store was blown h:
down. In Greenville county, fences and ci
chimneys were blown down in many places, d
No damage was done in the city of Green- e
ville. a,
Union Times: The number of negroes tl
/ leaving this county for the West is increas- p
ing every week. Last Monday about b
twelve families left here for the land of the oi
golden sunset. A weekly emigrant train
passes through here every Monday, and it
is generally well loaded. Very few of the
worthless negroes are going, which is the >!
saddest part of the migration. Union can oi
well spare at least one half of its negroes, if ii
we may judge from the number seen loafing ri
around our streets. ri
? A suit for $40,000 damages has been h
brought against the South Carolina Railway p
by Thomas Quinn, an Augusta carpenter, lc
r who went to Charleston for work after the tl
earthquake. He was injured in the depot e:
of the South Carolina Railway at Charleston tc
by the collision of two cars, his arm being t\
1 crushed, and afterwardsamputated. Quinn ai
alletres that the accident was due to negli- i<
: gence on the part of the employees of the .,
railroad. He has a large family in Augusta, A
consisting of a wife and five or six children, jj
all dependent upon him. tl
? Marshall Amaker, the white man con- ti
victed in the Orangeburg court of the mur- e'
der of Robert Baltzigger, colored, has been p
1 sentenced to be hanged on Friday, June 3. (j
The recommendation to mercy, coupled n
with the verdict, has been made the basis of
, an appeal to the Governor for a commutation
of the sentence, apd it is thought highly
probable that the sentence will be com- ei
muted to imprisonment in the penitentiary.
The condemned man is sixty years of age, s
his head is white with age, and he has an T
i aged wife and a family of children. a(
? Trial Justice Robinson of Anderson tl
i tried a darkey last week for stealing a shoat, n
but the testimony failing, he was dismissed. 0
The Justice then stated that he had a remarkable
rooster which when put under a q
1 pot would crow when the guilty man ^
I touched the pot. He invited the party s
present to test their innocence, and all
, promptly touched the pot except one negro p
who was present and had been suspected. _
He refused to touch it, saying he was out of '
the scrape and wanted to stay so. His trial
is soon tc come on, and his conduct on this
occasion will be a part of the testimony (1
against him. Col. Robinson has instituted
a new crime detector. S(
, ? On Friday Policeman Moran, of Charles- "
, ton, heard that a negro named Buist was .v
I abusing his (Moran's) wife. Hurrying
home, he found the negro beating the lady.
He tried to arrest Buist, but the negro re- ;
' sisted, drew his pistol and tired, inflicting ft
. J a wound in Moran's hand. Moran then c
. i shot the negro in the abdomen, inflicting a N
r mortal wound. In the melee Mrs. Moran
received a wound in the abdomen, from tj
the negro's pistol. She suffered much, but ai
is now in a fair way to recover. Buist died n
' on Sunday night, and Moran was put un- ?
' j der a bond of $300 for his appearance at the ,J
| Charleston Sessions Court on the charge of
! j homicide. ?
. o
Prospective New Offices.?In antici- NV
! pation of the President signing the Inter- sl
i i State commerce bill just passed by both 0
i houses of Congress, there is a great scram- p
. ble for appointment on the commission of tl
I flve'provided for in the bill. At the White I it
| j House it is said that there are already on
, | file fifty applications, and as many more s<
names have been suggested to the President (;
, directly and indirectly. These positions are s
I more desirable than Congressional honors, ti
. as the salary is*/,-urn a year anu traveling v,
I expenses. A
i1 South Carolina is not far behind the oth- v
er thirty-seven States in presenting names'^
eligible for these desirable positions, and /
Gen M. S. Bonham, of Columbia, and Gen./
| E. J. McCrady, of Charleston, are mention-, |-<
ed among the numerous applicants. Geor- ;tf
i gia furnishes the names of Ex-Governor J. jil
M. Smith, at present a member of the State j b
railroad commission, and Congressman 01
Hammond. The President has not yet in- K
[ timated to any one, so far as is known, si
what he proposes to do with this measure, b
' ; ai
,! The Death of Daddy Cain.?Bishop ci
t Richard Harvey Cain, the fourteenth bish- j r<
[ opv of 'the African Methodist Episcopal ti
i Church, died at his residence in Washing- p
> ton City on the 18th instaut. Bishop Cain, si
l before his ordination, had been associated <:i
with the reconstruction of South Carolina, lj
. having been a member of the Constitution- hi
j al Convention of this State and subsequent- i c
< ly a member of the upper house of the Leg- (1
islature, and afterwards a member of Con;
gress. He was well known in this State in j
, reconstruction times as Daddy Cain, and if
was a power among the colored people un- ^
, til certain dubious transactions in real 11
, estate at Lincolnville, a colored settlement
which he founded near Summerville, im- t.j
, paired bis influence and finally caused his 0
removal to a distant part of the country, i y
UOCAI. AFFAIRS
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
7. B. McCaw, Plaintiffs' Attorney?Notice to D,
SylvanusThornburg, Defendant,
iwlsay A. Moore?Came in Car Loads?Undertaker's
Supplies.
. W. Dobson? Liverv, Feed and Exchange Stables.
iO\vry A Starr?Landreth's Garden Seeds.
[. F. Adickes?Grand Central Fancy and Dry
Goods Establishment, Ac.
no. C. Kuykendal?Not the Man We are Looking
tor.
[unter A Oates?Irresistible Bargains for Cash,
lay A May?Oils?Tobacco?Paint.
-YFELL FROM A HOUSE.
OiyMonday of last week Mr. Emmet Walker,
bile engaged in placing the rafters on a house
a his father's place, about six miles north ol
>\vn, fell from the building and was badly
lough not seriously hurt.
THE TELEPHONE OFFICE.
It lias been definitely 'irranged to locate the
orkville office of the telephone line between
lis place and Rock Hill, in the York Druji
tore. This is a contral location and presents
her advantages that will render it acceptable
?the public.
SUNDAY SCHOOL -CONVENTION.
The York Baptist Sunday-school Convention
ill meet in the Baptist ciiuroh in this place
; 11 A.M. next Friday. Besides the exercisi
of the Association, religious services will be
aid on Friday night, Saturday night and on
unday fore-noon and night, to which a general
ivitation is extended.
THE TOWN TAXES.
The attention of the citizens of Yorkville is dieted
to the ordinance of lii%Tov{n Council levyig
a special tax of two miffs fo'r the ordinary
?wn expenses of 188(J. This tax is made due
id payable to-day, the 2(lth instant, and after the
st day of this month all taxes remaining upon
le books unpaid will be liable to a penalty of 2(
it^cent..upon the amount.
/ PERSONAL MENTION.
Wo'regr?t4o report that Mr. T. M. Dobson ha?
oejrf confined to his room with severe indispotion
since Saturday.
Miss Bora Matthews, of Pope county, Arkan
is, is visiting relatives in York, and is nou
le guest of Mrs. O'Leary, of this place.
Judge Witherspoon leaves this week foi
eorgetown, where he will preside at the Cir
nit Court for that county beginning on nexi
[onday.
A NEW STORY.
The serial; "Beauty's Secret," is concludec
1 this issue of the Enquirer. We shall be
in in next week's issue the opening chapter;
f a copyrighted serial entitled "Snow Bouni
t Eagle's," a story of life in California bj
ret Harto. This story will run through sev
ral numbers of the paper, and is one of ab
irbing interest, the equal of any Americai
;ory that has ever appeared. It is replcti
ith thrilling pen pictures, grave and gay, de
ieting life and scenes in the Golden State, am
; pure in tone and instructive and entertain
ig in the highest degree.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
On 1n?t. /^at.iirrhiv mnrnincr Master Ouav Mc
lwee, j/son of Mr. S. Anderson McKlwee, wai
looting birds in the lot south-east of and ad
fining the King's Mountain Military Schoo
rounds. On the lot is an unused well whiel
tr sometime has remained uncovered. Quai
as not very far from this old well and on a lin<
ith it and a bird which he spied on a limb. Ii
rder to seen re better aim with his gun ho decid
1 to fall back a few steps, which movement hi
astily executed, but unfortunately, in his ex
tement, lie struck the well and went down :
istanco of 27 feet, 7 feet of which was water
[e, however, rose to the surfaco ot the wate:
fid had the presence of mind to climb uj
le wall, extricating himself from his perilou!
osition without receiving a hurt, thodgh hi
roke his gun, a part of which is at the botton
r the well.- ?
/ %
SHOT IN THE HANDS.
About noon last Saturday, near Port Mill
[aster Robert C. Moore, aged about 13 years, soi
f Mr. J. Rufus Moore, of this place, while ou
anting with his friend Master Willie P. Har
son, aged about 11 years, son of Rev. R. Har
ison, was accidentally shot in both hands. Hi
ad mounted a stump to try to discover his com
anion from whom he became separated, and ir
iworing his gun to the ground, it is supposec
io hammer struck tlio stump, which caused thi
vplosion, the charge wounding both hands
iking off the first joint of the first linger, anc
vo joints of the second finger of the right hand,
ud lacerating the lleshv part of the left hand be
>w the little finger, the shot coming out at tin
aim. He was taken to Fort Mill, where Dr. S
.. Kell gave him temporary attendance, no
aving time to properly dress the wounds befori
ae arriyal of the down train, on which he re
irned to Yorkville. Arriving home Saturday
veiling, he was placed under the care of Drs. J
and Andral Bratton, the latter of whon
ressed the wounds in a most satisfactory man
er.
o
CHURCH NOTICES.
Baptist.?Rev. F, C. Hickson, Pastor. Pray
r meeting this evening at 7 o'clock.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor
pecial service to-morrow eyemng in, i u uiutn.
he sacrament of the Lord's supper will b<
clministored Jiext Sunday at 11 o'clock A. M.
ic services in connection with which begin
ing Saturday at 7 P. M. Sunday-school at
'clock P. M.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. C
alloway, Pastor. Services at Tirzah next Sun
ay at 11.30 A. M.f and at Yorkville at 7 P. M
unday-school in the afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.
Methodist Episcopal.?Rev. W. W. Daniel
astor. Services next Sunday at 11 A. M. am
P. M. Sunday-school at 3 o'clock P. M
rayer-meeting this evening at 7 o'clock.
Episcopal?Rev. E. N. .Tovner, Rector.?Sun
ay-school at 3 P. M.
King's Mountain Mission?Rev. L. A. John
m, Pastor. Services at Philadelphia Cliurcl
ext Sunday at 11 A. M. The appointmen
lade for King's Mountain Chapel next Sundaj
i postponed until the first Sunday in February
A COMPLIMENT TO COL. COWARD.
On Saturday last, Col. A. Coward received thi
illowing testimonial of esteem from the Soutl
arolina pupils at the State Normal College a
lashville, Tenn.:
In view of the eminent services rendered bj
le late superintendent of education, Col. Cow,
rd, in behalf of common school education, anc
lore particularly of the prompt and etlicien'
lanner in which thePeabody Scholarships hav<
een filled, and his subsequent solicitude for tin
elfareof the students selected, be it
Resolved, by the delegation from South Caroli
a at the State Normal College, that we express
ur appreciation of the excellent manner it
hich Col. Coward has performed the duties o;
iperintondentof education.
Resolved, That we extend to Col. Coward a vot<
f thanks for the kindness he has shown to us
ersonally, and that we unite in wishing hiir
lat success in the future to which his services
i the past so justly entitle him.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions b<
Jilt to Col. Coward.
Ellen I). Stanly, Columbia; Ella L. Priester
reenville; Lillie Wingo, Spartanburg; Wad(
tackliouse, Donaho ; Thos. Y. Jones, Jr., Edge
eld; Allen A. Gilbert, Greenville; James I)
ampbell, Helton ; H. D. Corbett, Bennettsville
. S. Laird, Lexington ; E. J. Brown, Lowrys
\\y>.
> THE ROCK HILL ASSASSINATION.
Our Rock Hill correspondence of last weel
mtained the fact that an attempt was made in thai
iwn a short time ago to assassinato Mrs. Riles
lady who formerly lived in Charlotte, N. C.
nf ?'ii? Una returned from that city to the hoim
F her father, Mr. I). A. Button, who lives ir
ock Hill. The Charlotte Observer of Sunday
lys the occurence has stirred up a pood deal o;
ad blood. That paper says that Mr. ltiles is
nd lias been lor a long time, a resident of that
ity. He has had domestic dillieulties, wliiel;
is ulted in his wife separating from him some
mo ago, since which she has been with hei
arentsin Bock Hill. The shooting incident has
j far been unexplained; but from a letter rejived
by Mr. Biles on Saturday it is very plaint
seen that he is believed by the father of tin
aly to bo guilty of the attempt to kill her. The
Observer publishes the following letter, by renest
of Mr. Biles :
Rock Hill, S. C., January 21, 1.S.S7.
Mn. W. H. Bilks?Sir: You continue to write
) Sallie; what can you mean ? God only know?
hat kind of animal you are. On the night 01
le 12th instant some one, just before the 1(
'clock train eamo up, tired a pistol at Sallie
irough the window, the ball just grazing hei
heek. The moon was shining brightly, so whover
done it could not mistake. Now let me tell
on ; with the throats you have made and yout
k
previous actions, leave no other conclusion but
thnt you was coward enough to commit just such
a deed. Now, if you wish to save your neck,
you had better take all means to establish
. every hour of your whereabouts from the 12th
to the evening of the l.'ith of January. J did not
want to think it was you that did the shooting,
or had it done, but that is the general opinion of
every one who speaks of it. It is certainly awful
to think of, and it would be wise in you to
disprove it, if possible.
But it would be dangerous for you to show
yourself in this community. How could you
ever expect Sallie to live with you again? How
could you expect her to risk her life with you
after the threats you have made, and it a known
fact that you always carry a pistol, and after
befflgshot at bv an assassin ? Horrible, horrible
to think ot! What you wish to write to her for
I cannot see. You took her a mere child with\
out my permission, and then to treat her as you
, have done, you may know that it is a Wiiste of
time on your part to write any more.
D. A. Button.
iwr. uncs auiuori/.es mo nunoinont ntuic \mHcrver
that he is prepared to account for his
whereabouts on the night of the shooting.
MARRIAGE OF MR. WITHERS ADICKES.
' Mr. Withers Adickes, a popular young mer1
chant of Yorkville, has our heartiest congratu!
lations on emulating the recent example of several
other young gentlemen of town by taking
a partner for life. The happy eyent occurred in
! Newberry, on Thursday last, and is thus re,
ported by the Newberry correspondent of the
AugUsta Chronicle:
, Mr. Withers Adickes of Yorkville was married
to-day about 12 M. to Miss Helen M. Wardlaw,
' of this city, at the residence of Thomas S'.
' Moorman, Esq. Mr. Adickes arrived yesterday,
accompanied by his mother and friends. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Lowrie
Wilson, of Abbeville, assisted by the Rev. R. D.
. Smart, of Greenwood. The company consisted
of the immediate family and a few special friends.
Amongst jthe young people present were Miss
Clarkie Cothran, of Abbeville; Miss S. A. Cald'
well, of Greenville, and Miss Mamie McCauglii
rin, Miss Kate S. Rutherford and Miss Lucy W.
, Baxter, of this place; Mr. John A. Latta. of
j Yorkville, Dr. M. W. Gulp, of Union, and
Messrs. John B. Jones, J. W. Pelham, and O.
McR. Holmes, of this place. The windows were
darkened and as the bride, beautifully arrayed,
was led out, under the brilliant chandeliers the
i scene was at once impressive and enchanting.
. The numerous costly presents bore abundant
testimony of the popularity of the bride, and
the affair was one of the .most brilliant of its
1 1 X ~ ...1GU 4
Kinu in our town lor quue u nunc, .inu mi
r elaborate lunch the happ^ couple and party left
on the 3 o'clock train for the Land of Flowers,
r Wo wish them a pleasant sojourn amongst the
orange groyes of Florida, and a long life of hap"
piness in their future home at Yorkville.
t W __ X
APPOINTMENTS FOR YORK.
Governor Richardson has appointed James R,
Kennedy Probate Judge of York county, via
1 J. B. Williams, decoased. Mr. Kennedy war
- chosen for appointment by a primary electior
i held on the 27th ultimo. JIo has made his of1
licial bond, which will be submitted to the coun'
ty commissioners at a special meeting of th<
- board to-morrow, after which he will be dulj
- commissioned by the Governor.
1 Tho Governor has also appointed R. D. Mc2
Knight Jury Commissioner for York county
- and S. M. Fewell, of Rock Hill, a Notary
1 Public.
On Saturday last lie appointed the following
trial justices for the townships named, under th<
recent Acts of the Legislature regulating th<
trial justice system in York county, the ap
pointees having been chosen by primary elec9
tion and thereupon recommended by the countj
" Democratic executive committee through th<
1 York legislative delegation: York, James B
1 Bell; Catawba, Wm. Whyte; Ebenezer, J. C
f Wilborn ; Fort Mill, T. G. Culp ; Bethel, Peri)
3 Ferguson ; Bullock's Creek, J. P. Blair, Bethes1
da, W. S. Adains; King's Mountain, John A
- McMackin; Broad River, George C. Leech,
3 The trial justice for Cherokee township has nol
" yet been appointed, tho delay, wo suppose, being
1 for the reason given in our issue of last week
which briefly repeated, is to the effect that ther(
r is a misunderstanding as to who was elected foi
3 the appointment. Mr. A. B. Crosby, who failed
9 to sign the required pledge, received tho large?!
3 vote, but the chairman of the executive commit1
tee received a letter and also a telegram, purporting
to be from Mr. Crosby, peremptorily declining.
The election was then decided by the committee
in favor of Mr. Crosby's competitor, Mr,
' Camp. After this action Mr. Crosby repudiated
1 the letter and telegram. Consequently the matter
remains in statu quo. Mr. Crosby publishes
a card in this paper, defining his position or
^ the question.
As to the delay in making the appointmenl
of trial justices for York, the Columbia cor.
respondent of the News and Courier writes under
date of last Friday:
3 Governor Richardson is not responsible for th(
< present paralysis of justice in York county. I]
1 there is any responsibility it rests with the dele,
gation from that county. The Governor intend.
ed making'the appointments of trial justices
, for York some time ago, but was requested
" by the delegation, through Senator Black, tc
withhold tho appointments until they could be
t heard from, as they desired to make recom3
mendations. This was tho last heard of the
. delegation. The Governor to-day telegraphed
Senator Black that the appointments could be
witheld no longer, and to telegraph anything the
delegation desired to say.
Correspondence of the Yorkvillc Enquirer.
LETTER FROM FORT MILL.
Fort Mill, January 24.?Clover seems
not to appreciate the benefits of a primary
election. It is a pity the managers there
did not give the people a chance to exer
cise their authority on the 14th instant,
3 Such conduct, or misconduct, ought not tc
? be tolerated. The people should have every
opportunity to express their desires, and
5 any attempt to circumvent them should be
anathematized.
Cherokee township seems to be in trouble
- about this matter. It is a pity that breth.
ren cannot dwell together in unity, or in
Cherokee either. If that letter and tele,
gram both were forged, the author oughl
1 to be subject to social ostracism; but Mr.
Crosby ought to havesigned the pledge and
saved trouble.
It is suggested by "many voters" here
that other elections are now in order, bul
we will mention them hereafter. The "cut
~ off" wants it understood that these elections
are not to be lightly considered.
The C., C. & C. It. R. Co. have been con
j sidering their route for a Jong time, uau
* they not come to a conclusion? It is utter folly
for them to expect that other townships,
3 than those through which the route may
\ lie, should subscribe to the construction ol
t the road ; and I understand Mr. Spencer has
repeatedly told them so. If they are going tc
build the road, they ought to do so and be
. done with it; then people would know
I what to depend on?otherwise everything
t is uncertain and unsatisfactory.
3 There is no news here. No business is
' being done, and nobody seems to care much
about it.
J The new council have built a bridge
, over a ditch, which is about all the imr
provement in town now. Anon.
3 Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
! LETTER FROM ROCK HILL.
i | Rock Hill, January 24.?During the lat?
i ter part of last week the weather was spring'
j like and was enjoyed very much after the
, ' severe cold weather of the previous week.
? Our community has been considerably ex
j cited over the attempted assassination ol
Mrs. Riles, and every means is being taken
: to find out the guilty party. The town
council has offered a reward of $2;") for the
apprehension and evidence to convict the
guilty persons. As yet no clue has been
: obtained and the matter is still a mystery.
ii r> rl tirlirmninnr n Minrh nrPV.'lll
j- lUCnaiCO UIIU uiivu^iufa % |^. ~
ing in this section to an alarming extent.
1 In some instances entire families are down
| with one or theother complaint. Mr. Samuel
Anderson, a promising young farmer of
J this township, died on last Monday morn.
ing from measles. lie left a wife and six
small children. On Saturday afternoon his
oldest daughter, a bright little girl eleven
L years of age, died from the same disease.
1 Edmund, son of Rev. E. X. Joyuer, of this
5 place, is dangerously sick with whooping
' cough.
i ^he smoke-house of Mr. J. Lawrence
MoOre, in this place, was entered by a thief
a few nights ago, and several hams and
j shoulders were stolen. The entrance was
> made by picking a hole in the brick wall.
. Mr. Moore's smoke-house has thus been
robbed successively every year for the past
ten years.
; Mr. David Hutchison, treasurer of the
i /lock Hill Cotton Factory Company, in
;going from the Bank to the factory on Sat|
urday afternoon, with a bag of money con!
sisting of silver and greenbacks, with which
; to pay the factory employees their week's
l wages, accidently dropped a package of five
dollar notes artiounting to *17~>. Mr. Hutch
ison did not discover his loss until he reached
the factory. He at once retraced his
j steps in search of the money, hut failed to ^
find it. Saturday night, Joe Brown, colored,
a drayman of Dr. J. B. Johnson, was
noticed to be rather Hush with money. Later cr
in the night a posse visited Brown's house, | '?
arrested him and found on his person $170 n
j in five dollar bills. He admitted to having <1
, found the money. lie was taken to the J j.,
; guard-house and locked up for the night. '
On Sunday morning he was released after ;';
; promising to refund the missing $">, which (
he said he had spent. ai
On last Thursday the factory whistle blew > p
ten minutes before 12 o'clock, the dinner : cj
hour, and the operatives marched in single-'
; file -into the office, followed by President
Hutchison and Mr. J. R. Jsiesler, the super- ! n
: intendent, these two officials being anxious | c<
j to ascertain the trouble, and perhaps think- j G
i ing a strike was at hand. The operatives , ti
! requested to be permitted to hold a meet- j
1 ing, which request being granted, out step- ~
I ped a young man with a gold-headed cane, P
and in a few well-chosen remarks presented
it to Mr. Niesler as a testimonial of the high S
regard and esteem in which he is held by G(
the operatives. e
V^Joe Massey, colored, ex-county conimis- S{
' sioner, was before XT. S. Commissioner Pride ti
on Tuesday last, charged with retailing y
whisky. He gave bond for his appearance sj
at the U. S. Court in Greenville, which con- q
j venes next month. v
There were two business changes in Kock
Hill last week. Mr. J. \V. Fewell and Mr. $
J. E. Watson purchased the stock of drugs \
of Steele, DuBose & Co., and will continue ^
the business under the firm name of Fewell v
& Watson. si
Messrs. W. S. Creighton and John R. Lon- c,
dnn t^a^-niirphflgp/l the Stock of buggies, g
furniture7<vci, of Messrs. W. G. Reid & Co., q
and will continue the business under the ti
, firm name of W. S. Creighton & Co. h
A terrible wind storm prevailed here last e
night about 11 o'clock. A number of our v
, citizens were so alarmed that they arose h
from bed and donned their clothing. The f,
only damage done, however, was the blow- (j
ing down of some fencing. The parapet q
was blown from the store house on Main a
street occupied by Miss Owens. Hal. s
y
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. j
LETTER FROM CHESTER. a
Chester, January, 24.?a meeting of the
stockholders of the Chester and Camden e
Railroad Company was held at Gladden's
Grove, Fairfield county a few days ago.
Major Julius Mills, of our town, was elect- n
J ed president, J. K. Henry, Esq., also of P
i our town was elected one of the Directors. (i
An earnest effort to construct the road will )x
be made. If the men of property and in- j1
fluence living along the "line of the pro- L
) posed road give the enterprise a warm P
r support the desired object will be accom- 1]
plished in due time. The people of Ross- r
. ville township will be asked to aid the road c
by a subscription ot $18,000. It is believed v
' that their vote will be in favor of the sub- J1
scription. 1
Such will certainly be the case if they have
' a due regard for their own interest. The
> posession of railroad facilities will benefit I
them in many ways. Their lands will in- I
crease in value 50 per cent. Instead of n
| hauling their cotton to market in wagons, v
it can be transported by rail, and their sup- a
5 plies can be brought to them in the same t
way. I
In company with Rev. Mr. Joyner, of t
r Rock Hill, Bishop Howe visited this parish c
on last Tuesday. He administered the rite d
. of confirmation in the presence of a good t
. congregation the same evening. P
t Wagons, laden with corn are almost t
j daily leaving our town for different plan- k
, tations in the county. The majority of 1'
? our farmers are compelled to buy corn, and r
many are buying now, fearing an advance t
[ in the price later on. A considerable quan- 3
tity has been bought by the granges in the v
. county, the members obtaining the benefit t
of a reduction in price arising from the pay- d
ment of cash and the purchase of a large 3
quantity. Those who are buying corn at 1
time prices will find some difficulty in pay- 1
J ingforlt with cotton at present prices. It is I
. an uqpossib^i4y.for a farmer to mako mon- d
'' ey when he gives$1.00orS1.10per bushel for 1.
1 corn on time when he can buy it for 65 or 1
1 70 cents cash. !NTo .one can successfully pay c
such an enormous per cent, for the privilege s
; of securing time on his supplies. e
The president and directors of the C'hes- y
ter and Camden Railroad Company contem- i
plate the extension of the line from Ches- I
} ter to Gaffney City. They hope to secure n
f assistance from Baton Rouge township to i
' the extent of $28,000. A party who has
J been engaged in obtaining the signatures of v
+ InnrlKnlrlAHO nf tAUtnchl'n t A Q nP.
[ lliC lauunuiucio VJI tiug I>V/VTU0III^' VV/ M |^v J
t tition to vote upon the question iniorms me
> that of 150 landholders seen by him, 100 .
signed the petition and will vote in favor ^
' of the desired subscription.
; Rev. George Suminey united in matri- j
; monial bonds on last Wednesday, Mr. Fran- ^
cis White, of Marissa, Illinois, and Miss J
Mary McAliley, of this place. They left 1
the same day of the marriage for the home i
of the groom. 1
Gov. Richardson has appointed the fol- x
j iowing trial justices for Chester county:
r W. M. Leckie, Chester; J. G. Magill, Rich- '
, burg; W. B. Crosby, Landsford; W. M.
; Ferguson, Rossville; T. T. Byers, Wilks- f
burg; F. I). Coleman, Halsellville.
J Rev. George Summey, pastor of the Pres- 1
r byterian church was assisted by the Rev. J
I Mr. Thornwell, of Fort Mill, in the com- 1
, munion meeting that closed on yesterday. c
The occasion was one of great pleasure to j;
, all participants. *
Mr. Peter Dicky and Mr. Peay, of the ;
| lower side of this county, died last week/ 1
The latter died of measles which prevails
' to a considerable extent in this county.
Prof. W. H. Withrow, of Winnsboro, de- j
[ livered a lecture befor the Masonic fraterni- '
ty at this place on last Friday evening, m. a
\ The C. C. C.?Col. R. A. Johnson, gen- >
; eral manager of the Massachusetts and s
. Southern Construction Company, spent a ]
part of yesterday in the city, and from hiin v
. it is learned that everything connected with f
! the building of the Charleston, Cincinnati t
. and Chicago road is going along smoothly. 0
The company iain readiness to begin build- v
' ingthe gap bween Black's and Camden, p
f S. C., and wot will be commenced on this n
; part of the rodlthe first of February. The 0
, distance jis abuit one hundred miles, and s
i Col. Johh8onayi8 it is expected to complete f.
the distance vitbin eight months. With a
the completion <Jf this link, connection will ?
1 ! be ba&bfiitateflaCharleston and Rutherford- ti
i toni which will ftt once bring the road into
, prominence as an important outlet to the fj
seacoaat.' The completion of the road to j<
. Rutherfonfton is a question of only a few t!
. weeks, at farthest.?Charlotte Observer, 2bfh. j,
- - - ^
Another Subscription Wanted.?A \
Camden dispatch of last Friday says: The
board of county commissioners met yesterday,
at which time Messrs. S. R. Adams q
and P. H. Nelson appeared before them, n
with a petition signed by a number of t.iie S
i freeholders of DeKalb township, asking vSj
them to order an election to decide whether e
or not the township would subscribe $10,000 si
" to the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago v
Railroad in addition to the *12"),000 already si
subscribed by the county. The board not h
i being satisfied that a sufficient number of ft
i the freeholders had signed the petition, de- c<
clined to order an election until further in- u
vestigation could be made. They will probably
order the election at their meeting on u
! next Friday. a
| A Big Railroad Transaction.?It is n
' j officially stated that the main points for the h
sale of the East Tennessee, Virginia and i?
Georgia railroad, comprising 1,423 miles of tl
railway in the States named, have been S
agreed upon with the representatives of q
; the Richmond and West Point Terminal ir
Company. Parties holding control of the ft
i East Tennessee sell their preferred stock for u
$4,400,000 in cash and 40,000 shares of Ter- n
minal Stock at 40. The Richmond and tl
West Point Terminal Company will put S
the East Tennessee preferred stock in trust n
as collateral for *8,.500,000 of collateral trust i
! bonds which the syndicate has agreed to]
take. ! L
9 m 9 ^
j A New Shipment.?The steamship Sent- j tc
! inote sailed for New York from Charleston, i b
I S. C., with one hundred and eight tons of \\
; pig iron from Birmingham, Ala. This is ' a
: the first cargo of pig iron ever shipped from i a;
j Charleston, and is the beginning of a trade tl
I which promises to make Charleston the s<
most important shipping port for Alabama ai
i iron on the South Atantic coast. ii
I
MERE-MENTION.
In the annual examination, completed at
'est Point last Friday, thirty-nine cadets
ere found deficient and dismissed. A
mimittee of the Texas Legislature recomlends
an appropriation of $100,000 for the
lief of sufferers in that State by the
rought. Governor McEnery, of Louisma,
lias issued a call for an Inter-State
?ricultural convention, to be held at Lake
harles, in that State, on February 22, 2:1
ad 24 Experts from the oil regions of
ennsylvania visiting Roanoke City, Va.,
aim that the indications point to oil and
atural gas in that vicinity. The busiess
failures occurring throughout the
juntry during last week, as reported to It.
r. Dun & Co. and Russell & Co.'s mercania
omnoii nninhpr for the Unitwl Ktntp*
IV. I
rO, Canada, 25?total 501; against 323 the
receding week. Of 270 failures in the
'nited States the Western-and Pacific
tates report 110, and the Southern States
i. "If my dog doan' bite anything,"
xplained a Detroit saloonist, everypody
xy he vas no good. If he bites sompody,
en eaferpody says he must be killed,
eems to me dot dog don't get some fair
tiow." The greatest snow storm in
anada for seventeen years occurred last
,-eek. Fire in Memphis, on Saturday
estroyed 0,394 bales of cotton valued at
270,000. Ex-Governor Wm. Smith, of
Virginia?"Extra Billy," who served as a
leneral in the Confederate army?is 90
eras old. A party of masked men,
upposed to be illicit distillers, in Dawson
ounty, Ga., waylaid Andrew Howard last
aturday and stamped him to death. In
'own county, in the same State, J. C. Jusice
shot and killed A. B. Goddard whom
e suspected of giving information to revnue
officers. The murderer is in Clarksillejail.
During the month of Decerner
there were080 deaths in New York city
rom a combined epidemic of measles and
iphtheria. A fire at Reidville, North
.'arolina, last Sunday morning, destroyed
hotel, a tobacco warehouse and fourteen
tores. General Charles P. Stone, the
1 fiflnQ*ul u-ViA in rppprtt vparq rpn
LIUC11U11I VjltUVAWI *?i?V 1 vvv...
ered conspicuous service in the Egyptian
rmy, is dead. The Teunessee Legisiture,
now in session, has already charterd
twelve new railroad companies. The
anuary thaw has produced remarkable
loods and ice gorges in Schuylkill river,
ear Reading, Pennsylvania, and at other
ioints. Cheering news has come from
,'alifornia. The early sown grain is looking
veil, and the late sown crops will rapidly
mprove. Reports from every section in
he State indicate largely improved grain
rospects and a satisfactory outlook.: Poiceman
Jones, of Atlanta, who last sumoershot
a lawyer of that city in an alteration
over some cows belonging to Gray,
rhich the policeman was in the act of iiniounding,
was tried and on Monday last
he jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
A Sensation* at King's Mountain.?A
ialeigh, N. C., dispatch of the 17th says:
jast month Mr. W. A.Mauney, the leading
erchant of King's Mountain and a rich
widower, whose first wife died ten months
go, was married at Grover, a town just over
heSouth Carolina line, toMigsConieHoke,
I. K. Roberts, Notary Public, performing
he ceremony. The marriage was kept seret.
Miss Hoke's own brother and the chilIren
of the groom did not know anything of
he marriage. A Mrs. Emma C'oolidge, who
lad obtained an unenviable reputation in
he courts and in society, and who is of no
:in either to bride or groom, appears to
lave been much mixed up in the clandestine
narriage. A few days after the marriage
he bride and Mrs. Coolidge left King's
Jountain and went to Philadelphia and
vere the guests in that city of the rich
>rother-in-law of Mrs. Coolidge. A few
lays after arriving in Philadelphia Mr.
Jauney received a telegram saying that
lis wife was dangerously ill of pneumonia,
ie hastened North and when he reached
Jhiladelphia he found his bride cold in
lenth. Last week the dend bride was
irought home and sleeps in the cemetery at
Cing's Mountain. Rumors of foul play ib
onnection with this case are rifp. It is
aid that the body of Mrs. Mauney will be
xhumed and a post mortem examination
V'lil UtJ JlilU 1UI" 11113 |JUl[Junc ui U.^C1 inuuijg
f there was foul play in Philadelphia.
Nothing has so excited the people of the
icinity of Grover and King's Mountain in
nany years.
The story to which the above is a sequel,
vas published as follows by the Shelby New
Vrct, of the 13th instant:
A romantic and very sad affair is the topc
of conversation at King's Mountain. Mr.
tV. A. Mauney, a wealthy widower, of that
)lace, has been paying attention to Miss
?orrie Hoke, a popular young lady of that
dace. Neither of the respective families
avored a marriage between the couple.
Vbout three weeks ago Mr. Mauney and
diss Hoke .drove to Grover where they
vere married by Justice Itoberts. The next
lay in company with Mrs. Cooledge, Mrs.
dauney left %r a visit to Philadelphia.
iVhile there she caught a cold which soon %
urned into pneumonia. Mr. Mauney was
elegraphed for and started atonce, arriving
n Philadelphia a short time before his jOHH
vife's death. The body was brought back
o King's Mountain and interred in the
emetery at that place. The news of the ^HHI
carriage was quite a surprise to the map^fl^H
riends of both Mr. and Mrs. MauneyJ^^WH
duch sympathy is expressed with ."Mr.
dauney in his sad bereavement. ^
-Sold His Family for $90.?The village
?f Nanticoke, Pa., has a queer sensation^^^^
AVr,.?.;?v. ? minor ?nr1 nrnnripfn^^K^^BI
if a boarding house, disposed of his wiuBHMBl
.nd four children to one of his boarders^^HM
lamed Charles Mawrer, for the sum of $90.
Vayrich was of a very quarrelsome dispoition,
and husband and wife were frequenty
on the outs. When the terms of sale
yere first drawn up Wayrich wanted $200
or his family, but Mawrer refused to give vBB
his amount unless the father relieved him ^BB
f the two youngest children, aged 4 and (>,
vho, Mawrer claimed, were not very good
iroperty, as they could not work, and thereore,
would not bring in any revenue. A
ompromise was effected by which in coniderationofthe
purchaser taking the whole
unily he was allowed a reduction of $110,
nd the amount of purchase money fixed at
90, $o0 for the wife, and $20 apiece for two
oys aged ten and twelve.
Mrs. Wayrich says she is perfectly satised
with the bargain. Mawrer, she claims,
i a sober and industrious man and will
reat her kindly. The new husband is now
n charge of the boarding house and wears
n air ot independence. Wayrich has gone
Vest to live.
The Gypsy Queen.?The position of
ueen of the gypsies in the United States
lade vacant by the death of Mrs. Emma
tanley, which occurred near Jackson, Misissippi,
on December .'10 last, has been filld
by the appointment of Miss Stanley, a
ister of the dead queen, who lives about
vo miles west of Evansville, Ind., where
tie owns valuable property. Miss Stanley
as gone to Dayton, Ohio, to attend the
ineral of the deceased queen, after which
?remony the coronation of the new queen
'ill take place.
Miss Stanley will remain at that place
ntil the return of the different bands that
re now in in the South, when a grand
ibilee will take place. After these cerelonies,
which will continue for four days,
ave been brought to an end and her orders
isued, which will govern the action of
iese predatory people for a year, Miss
tanley will return to Evansville. The new
ueen is but 15) years of age, prepossessing
1 appearance, fairly educated, and is a
ivorite not only with her own people, but
ith all who know her. She will issue her
mndates from Evansville, but will lead
le annual migration of her people to the
outh which commences early in November
ext.
Tiie Direct War Tax.?The Ohio State
legislature has adopted a joint resolution
jquesting the Senators and Congressmen
) urge the passage of the bill introduced
y Congressman Price, of Wisconsin, which
ould refund to the Northern States the
mounts paid by them on the direct war tax
ssessed August ">, 18(51, and would relieve
le Southern States of the proportions asissed
against them and still unpaid. The
mount of the appropriation to carry this
ito effect will not exceed *13,000,000.

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