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? The last Alabama Legislature enacted a law allowing women to hold the office of notary public. The governor has made his first appoinment under this law in the person of the wife of State Senator Long. . ? The question has been raised as to whether the agricultural experimental station bill which recently became a law, actually makes any appropriations. It was supposed that the bill appropriated $15,000 to each of the States, but in its wording it is doubtful whether it makes any sum available. ? The President, it is said, will appoint Matthews, the colored Democrat appointed recorder of deeds and rejected by the Senate, chief of the bureau of engraving and printing at a salary of $4,500 a year. C. H. J. Taylor, colored Democrat and present assistant city attorney of Kansas City, Mo., is to be appointed minister to Liberia. ? The prohibitionists having secured from the State Leeislature of Texas sub mission to the people of a prohibition amendment to the State constitution, are making preparations for the campaign. The State will be filled with temperance orators for which a fund of $3,000 has been gathered. ? It is stated in Washington that Gen. Vilas may promote Col. E. C. McLure, of South Carolina, present appointment clerk in Washington, to the position of superintendent of the railway service. Col. McLure has made an excellent record since he entered the postal service, and his promotion would be meritorious and also give general satisfaction. ? Geo. W. Kidd, of New York, owner of the international distillery, at DesMoines, Iowa, has issued orders to the superintendent to stop bbying grain and to see that the amount on hand is disposed of, either by consumption or sale, by June 1. Mr. Kidd says he will close the distillery at that time and not attempt to operate it further under the prohibition law. This closes the last distillery in Iowa. ?The following items regarding the progress of work on the Panama canal are of interest: Twenty thousand men are on the isthmus: 415 miles of special railroad have been built; 14,000 cars, 29 steamers, 200 vessels, 304 small iron works, 48 drags, 96 herculean excavators, 36 powerful perforators, and 468 immense pumping engines are at work. Light for night work is supplied by 7,000 lamps, and 178 engines are constantly engaged. ?A big gray eagle swooped down into the fard of Parmer Rickards, of Scott county, ndiana, the other day and attempted to carry off a three-year-old child. He was frightened away, but soon returned, and this time tackled a young lamb. Mrs. Rickards, who knows how to shoot, was waiting for the proud bird of freedom, and as he rose with the lamb, fired and killed him. He measured thirteen feet from tip to tip. ?At Bainbridge, Ga., last Thursday, the wife of J. H. Hawley died from the effects of morphine administered by her husi * t? j r oana Dy misutKe, id is saiu, ior uutumc. She was buried on Friday. When Hawley returned from the funeral he was met by the Sheriff and arrested for bigamy. When shown the evidence against him, he broke down and confessed to having a wife in South Carolina and another in Florida. He is now suspected of murder. ? Henry Artis, colored, was hanged at Goldsboro, N. C., last Friday for the murder of his stepdaughter in November last. During his trial and imprisonment he disclaimed any knowledge of the crime, but on the scaffold he confessed Jiis guilt, attributing it to whidcy. The coolness and nerve of the criminal were remarkable. At 11.40 the trap was sprung. Artis' neck was broken, and life was extinct in ten minutes. His body was turned over to his family for burial. ? The bill to submit to a popular vote of Tennessee the proposed amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of liquor in that State, having passed the Senate and House, the Governor will sign it, .and the question will be voted upon on the 29th of next September. A special session of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee, Independent Order of Good Templars, has been called for ihe 29th instant, to make arrangements for a vigorous campaign. ? A deadly affray occurred at Fayette, Miss., last Friday, between a man named Orr and his three sons, all armed with revolvers, and Lud. Churchwell and his two sons, the former being armed with a shotgun and the latter with axes. In the fight Lud. Churchwell was killed and one of his sons was mortally wounded. James Orr was also killed, and his brother Asa was badly hurt. Orr was killed by a pistol shot, and it is thought that the wound was inflicted by one of his own party, as theiV antagonists had no uistols. ? At Ellsworth, a few miles east of Bloomington, Illinois, the active features of the liquor crusade were revived on Saturday. A Dand of thirty-eight women marched to the "gallon house" of a J. McUrevy, and asked him to close his saloon and leave the place. McGrevy met them at the door with a hatchet, but was promptly knocked down by Geo. whittaker. The women raided the place, rolled out all the liquors and spilled tnem in the mud. The women declare that they will clear out all the "gallon houses" that may come there. ? Intelligence of a serious accident from a snow slide in the Rocky Mountains comes from Winnipeg, Manitoba, under date of the 6th instant: A snow slide in Selkirk Ridge on Thusday last struck a snow plough [train, carrying it down an immense gorge land completely burying it. When dugout iseven hours afterward Superintendent William Green and six men, all employes, were found smothered to death. Two of the-men were named Ryan and Spark. T^Sp^^s of the Central Pacific Railroad refuse particulars and are making special efifytolokeep the accident quiet. ? The Kash'v ille (Mich.) News says: The meanest man lives in West Castleton. At the beginning of last month he made a waj^er with his wife that she couldn't drink a quart of milk a day for thirty days in February. If she did he was to give her a new silk dress; if she failed she was to buy him \ new suit of clothes. The guileless and unsuspecting woman finished her sixteenth quart of milk (after a heroic struggle with tier rebellious stomach) before she discover3d that February had but 28 days. The horrid husband, who says, "I knew it all the time," is claiming the wages of his sin, hut we suspect that the temperature will be very low when he gets it. ? Some days ago, Jesse Faber, a farmer living near Asheville, N. C., disappeared, ind all efforts to find him were unavailing. Thursday morning some hunters were at:racted to a lone spot in the woods by the lowling of a dog. They at first took no lotice of this, but afterward a dog, seemngly famished with hunger and so weak hat he could hardly drag himself through he brush, came up to them and, howling, an off a little ways, then returned and related the performance. They followed the mimal and came upon the dead body of klr. Faber. The man had evidently been nurdered. A gunshot wound was in his tomach. His faithful dog would not leave he bodv. ? A New York Herald correspondent lays: It is probable that the President will :onvene the Fiftieth Congress in extra seslion about the first of October. The reason 'or this is obvious. The House has to organize and select a Speaker. He in turn ias to have a reasonable time in which to nake up fifty-odd committees. The comjosition of the committees consisting of ihirteen members, is eight Democrats to ive Republicans, and in the committees laving fifteen members nine Democrats and lix Republicans. The proportion is about wo Democrats to every Republican. The democrats will have only 170 men to fill all he places, so that each one will have to erve on at least three committees. It will ake a man of even Mr. Carlisle's ability the letter part of a month to name the commitees, so that practically the work of the new Congress will not begin before the first of November if Congress should be called eary in October. A dispatch of Friday from Falmouth, Cy., says: The trial of William Jackson or the murder of Brode Fryer, in April, 885, in this place, has occupied the attenion of the Criminal Court for the last three t days, and yesterday resulted in a verdict of twenty years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. At the time of the killing there was no regular examining trial, the authorities fearing mob violence, which was at the time quite demonstrative and openly talked of on the streets, to allay which the prisoner was quietly shipped to the Covington, Ky., jail, where he has been confined for the last year. The ruse at the time barely succeeded by the clever management of the Sheriff and other authorities. Last night a crowd of masked men broke into the jail and took possession of Jackson for the purpose of lynching him. They moved out of town along the line of the Kentucky Central Railroad. Not a shot was fired. Jackson was taken some distance and hung to a tree, when the crowd dispered. JffiW Sflfrtvlnfitli* (fattttnivpY =: -1%^^ YORKYILIiE, S. tf. : WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1887. J HENRY WARD BEECHER. ' The death of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, which occurred on Tuesday of last week, removes another who was prominent in the anti-slavery crusade which preceded the late war. In the course of his eventful life, Mr. Beecher occupied his intellect with all subjects that agitate the minds of men, and naturally, made many enemies, while at the same time strengthening the bonds of fellowship between himself and his political and religious adherents. While Mr. Beecher's intellect was among the greatest that America has produced, it may be I doubted that with all his powers as orator and rhetoritician, he accomplished as much for the cause he espoused as other ministers of the gospel of less pretensions. His fame, however, was acquired more by his power as a' speaker than as a writer, and his apparently extemporaneous pulpit utterances will outlive much that he wrote in matu^o reflection. He was buried with imposing funeral ceremonies in Brooklyn Cemetery on Saturday. . ? FRATERNALSENTIMEa'TS. A few days ago John Brown, Jr., son of John Brown, of Harper's Ferry, remitted a contribution of So to Maj. Henry E. Young, of Charleston, directing him to apply it in any manner that he might see proper for the benefit of the earthquake sufferers. The letter abounded in fraternal sentiments and sympathy for the unfortunate people of Charleston. Maj. Young turned the money over to the Confederate Home, and in acknowledging Mr. Brown's contribution, warmly reciprocated the sentiments expressed by Mr. Brown. The donor has replied to Maj. Young approving of the disposition made of his contribution. He says that when the non-combatants of the war have passed away there will be little left of the "bloody chasm," and that the men who fought each other, can now fully comprehend the meaning of the word "fraternity." Referring to this correspondence, the New York Herald of Friday, says: The correspondence between Maj. Young, of Charleston, and John Brown, Jr., about that famous five dollar bill is of national importance. The son of Harper's Ferry Brown hopes that "the bloody .chasm" of ofher days will be filled up with "fraternity" enough to make the ground even. And he adds that the "politicians who fought their battles seated on dry goods boxes at the street corners" will pass away in good time, and then we shall have no more sectional prejudice. As for the men "who looked into each other's eyes across sabres and bayonets," they shook hands long ago, and are now so busy trading with each other that the dead past, which has buried its dead, is?well, it's the dead past. The Brown family seem to have a good deal of common sense. MERE-MENTION. Both branches of the Maine Legislature have failed to give the necessary two-thirds vote on the passage of the amendment to the Constitution providing for female suffrage. The marble bust of John C. Cal houn has been placed in one of the niches in the Senate reserved gallery at Washington. Mahone's term as Senator from Virginia expired on the 5th instant. His successor is Hon. John W. Daniel, the King's Mountain Centennial orator. A machine has been invented that prints the sides and ends of boxes at the same time at the rate of 2,500 per hour. Mormon jurors at Salt Lake City refuse to subscribe to the anti-polygamy oath. Capt. J. B. Eads, the noted civil engineer, died at Nassau, N. P., on the 8th instant. His remains were brought to St. Louis for burial. There were 230 business failures in the United States last week. D. S. Pringle of South Carolinh has been transferred from the position of Consul General and Secretary of Legation at Guatemala, to that of Consul General at Constantinople. The Missouri militia has disbanded in consequence of the failure of the Legislature to make appropriation for its maintenance. Fresh shocks of earthquake were lelt at Nice, Cannes and other points in Southern Europe last Friday. A Southern editor asserts that angels are all blondes, but all blondes are not angels. It is painfully apparent that his wife is not a brunette. Representatives of all the New England railroads met in convention last Friday to consider the inter-State Commerce law."'. Sherman's visit to the South moves the Philadelphia Times to say: The opening of Spring in Maine has been postponed until after Senator Sherman's return from the South. A son of Senator Patterson, the famous carpet-bagger of South Carolina, is an inmate of the Tombs prison, New York, awaiting trial for having swindled a man out of the enormous sum of five dollars. Enoch Carter, colored, was hanged at Orlando, Florida, last Saturday for the murder of a policeman on Christmas eve, 1885. He acknowledged his guilt. Telegraphic communication was opened with Lenoir, N. C., via Hickory, on Monday last. A fire in Lumberton, N. C., last Sunday morning, destroyed twentytwo dwellings and twenty stores and busi ness houses. benator Sherman is making a tour of the South, though he says his trip has no political significance. The scheme of building ten new cotton seed oil mills in the South, in opposition.lo the pres- j ent cotton seed oil monopoly, seems to have j been abandoned by its projectors. Agricultural Report.?The March re- j port of the Washington Department of Ag- j riculture of the distribution of wheat and j corn shows that 36 per cent, of the crop of I ; corn is still in the farmers' hands, a smaller j proportion than in March, 1885 and 1886, j j but larger than in 1884. The estimated re- ! | maiuder is 603,000,000 bushels. The esti- j , mated proportion held for home consump- i , tion is 137,000,000 bushels, leaving 288,000,000 bushels for transportation beyond county lines. The proportion of merchantable corn is 86 per cent., making the quality of the j crop comparatively high, 80 being the average percentage of merchantable in a series of years. The amount of wheat on hand j is 27 per cent, of the crop, or about 122,000,- | 000 bushels, against 107,000,000 last year, and 169,000,000 in March, 1885, the largest surplus of the largest crop ever grown. It is 3,000,000 bushels more than in March, 1 1884, and 24,000,00 bushels more than in 1882 after the shortest crop of recent years. The proportion held for local consumption is ' 194,000,000 bushels, and the proportion to be I shipped beyond county lines is 263,000,000 bushels. The quality of the crop is unusu-; ally good in the principal wheat-growing , sections, the average being 58.5 pounds per I bushel. I Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer. LETTER FROM ROCK HILL. Rock Hill, March 15.?On last Monday night the citizens of our town were treated to an address by Rev. H. F. Chreitzberg, of Chester, his subject being the evils of intemperance. His address was highly appreciated, and at the solicitation of a number of citizens he spoke again, Friday night, on the same subject. As the fruits of his good work, a Lodge of Good Templars, with twenty-two charter members, was instituted last week with the following officers: Past Chief Templar, J. C. Kilgo; Chief Templar, B. 1). Simmons; Vice-Templar, Mrs. J. G. Anderson; Secretary, S. 1). Frew; Financial Secretary, J. G. Anderson ; Treasurer, J. C. Sharpe; Chaplain, J. Q. Adams; Marshal, W. S. Creighton ; Guard, R. 1). B. DuBose ; Sentinel, Grant Sharpe. A musical entertainment in aid of the Rock Hill Library will be given by the ladies of this place on Tuesday night of next week. Mr. R. J. Herndon, of Yorkville, has consented to he present and will take nart in the entertainment as cornet so loist,"assisted by Miss Zoraida Ingold, also of Yorkville, as piano accompanist. We all shall be pleased to hear "Bob" again, and the simple announcement that he will be present will ensure a good house. The resident ladies who will take part in the concert are Miss Carrie Hutchison, Miss Ammie Pride and Mrs. Frel. Mobley?a sufficient guarantee of a fine entertainment. The baseball fever has broken out in Rock Hill, and the York boys had better be looking to their laurels, as "Our Boys" intend to cross bats with them again this season. Mr. J. W. Westerlund, proprietor of the shuttle-block mill at this place, received an order yesterday from New Jersey for $820 worth of his goods, to be delivered within sixty days. Several of our merchants leave this week for the northern markets to make their purchases of Spring goods. On Friday evening last, Capt. Iredell Jones received a telegram from Aiken, informing him of the serious illness of his wife, who was there with her relatives. He left on Saturday for her bedside, and yesterday morning a telegram to his brother, Captain Allen Jones, conveyed the sad intelligence of her death. It has been but a few weeks since I reported the death of their little babe, and now it is my painful duty to report the death of the mother, who leaves an infant only a few days old. Could I say anything to relieve Captain Jones in this sad affliction, how gladly would I do so! But it is beyond the power of a human being to do more than offer ^/\ ^Ka kn??An trnrl H nUr HtrtOO luusumnuu iu uic ucicavcu. v/uij who have been called upon to give up a loving wife can know his anguish. The sympathy of our entire community goes out to him in his deep distress. Mrs. Jones will be buried at Aiken. An unusual occurrence in on town was that services were conducted in all our' churches last Sunday night, and I am pleased to say that each had a good congregation. It is to be hoped that in my future correspondence that I may not have to report this occurrence as unusual. Rev. W. B. Jennings, pastor of the Presbyterian church at this place, is still detained at Rome, Ga., having gone there with his wife, who is under medical treatment at that place. In a letter to a friend here, Mr. Jennings says his wife is rapidly improving and he hopes soon to return. Hal. Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enqnlrer. LETTER FROM CHESTER. Chester, March 14.?The County Board of Equalization met in the Auditior's office last Tuesday. Col. J. S. Wilson is Chairman of the Board. There were no changes this year in the assessments of real estate. The Board confined its attention to the assessments of personal property. In looking over the returns from the different townships they observed the necessity of raising the assessment of personal property in some cases. However, they decided to take no definite action until after the meeting of the township boards of equalization. The township boards will meet on the 23d instant. The Board also devoted a portion of its time on last Tuesday to hearing: the complaints of per sons who desired a reduction" of the assessments on property which they themselves had assessed. Rev. H. F. Chreitzberg delivered a lecture on last Tuesday evening at the Court House, before a large and appreciative audience, on temperance. He was introduced by Major J. K. Marshall, the head of the order of Good Templars at this place. He opposed with much vehemence the general idea that "prohibition does not prohibit." While he does not claim perfection for this remedy, he believed that it had resulted in much good. It had been the means of greatly reducing the quantity of whisky sold. The lecturer warmly maintained the proposition that if selling intoxicating liquors was right, no license was necessary, but if it was wrong, no amount of money could make it right. He placed the license law on the same level with the bankrupt law, as it was not based on the moral law. Mr. James Jones, who lived near the line between Chester and Fairfield counties, died last Wednesday. His death resulted from exposure after recovering from an attack of measels. He was probably the largest landholder in , Fairfield county. Mr. Isaac Heyman and family left on last Wednesday for Micanopy, Florida, where they expect to permanently reside. Mr. Heyman was a merchant in our town for over 30 years. He was a good citizen, and his departure from our midst is greatly regretted. He has left a host of friends, who wish him all possible success in his new home. The directors of the Agricultural, Mechanical and Horticultural Association of Chester, York, Lancaster, and Fairfield, met at this place on last Thursday. They adopted the premium list and appointed the last Tuesday of October as the beginning of the next Chester Fair. I A handsome monument has recently been erected in Evergreen cemetery to the memory of the late T. C. Gaston. Its height is ten feet and five inches, of which the shaft is six feet and one inch, and the die and bases four feet and four inches. It bears these words: "Thomas Chalmers Gaston. Born October 4, 1847. Died August 15, 1885." The stone is Fairfield granite, and the work was executed here. Mrs. Banks Kobinson, of this county, is dangerously ill. Her many warm friends hope for the best. Farmers will begin next week to plant corn. The Circuit Court for this county will convene on Monday next. The number of murder cases to be tried exceeds that of any previous session of the Court for many years. The following are the names of those charged with murder: Nathan Crosby, Daniel Featherstone, Hay Boyd, Leroy Harrison and George Harrison, charged with the killing of Eli Johnson; Thomas Agurs, charged with the killing of Kay McClellan ; Hessie Bobbins, charged with the killing of Preston Vaughn, and Lee Gaston, charged with the killing of William ^Estes. With the exception of Gaston the other defendants are colored, and with the exception ofEstes .the victims were colored. The following are the names of those to be tried on the charge of assault and battery with intent to kill: Hessie Robins, James Alexander, John Ilouze, Alice Jackson and James Pratt, all-colored. The following will be tried on the charge of burglary and larceny: Ed. Caldwell, Gillmore Caldwell, Stephen Bratton and Parish Glenn, all colored. The following will be tried on the charge of arson : R. D. Moore, Rosanna Caldwell, and Jenny DeGraffenried, all colored. James Caldwell will be tried on the charge of carrying concealed weapons, Andy Walker, on the charge of malicious mischief, and Walter Frazeron the charge of larceny of live stock. These defendants are colored. The case that will excite the greatest interest, if it goes to trial, will be that of the State against J. Ilarvey Neely, charged with an attempt to commit a rape. The Courthouse will not be able to contain the crowd that will be present on the occasion. The idea prevails that the case will be settled without trial before a jury. A few days will decide the truth or falsity of this impression. M. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. LETTER FROM FORT MILL. Fort Mill, March 14.?The god of war has let loose his teolian guns in earnest, and many an old sentinel of the forest may well tremble, for his fall promises to be speedy. Fruit trees are blossoming straight along, but we cannot now tell how they will turn off fruit; for serious harm may yet be done to that crop. The farmers have begun work in earnest. Gee! and Hciiv! fill the air with mule language, and the bell-cord comes down with a vigorous slap along the mule's back. The ground breaks well on account of the winter's freezes, and all the laborers rejoice in the prospect of a little spending money on next Saturday. The heat fenderand fruit-dryer, mentioned in my last, has been tried and gives satisfactnrv nrnnf r>f Its nspftilnpRQ Fruit ran be dried by the heat arising from the cooking of each day's three meals. The draft prevents the smell of cooking from pervading the house, and flies are kept out by the darkness as well as thrown out of the flue. The cooking can be done quicker and with less fuel than by the ordinary method. The cotton factory is still talked about, and it is claimed that it will be built. The spoke and handle factory is not yet determined upon, but it is one of the probabilities. Trade has not been bright, though it is hoped that it will shortly be better. The working season is uow open and the laborers are getting some money tospend. However, some persons are not able to run their farms and are about to surrender because they cannot obtain advances. The gloom of the present is a certain fact. We can only hope that the picture has a bright side, though we can:t see ifryet. 1 Anon. Correspondence for the Yorkrllle Enquirer. ATTACKED DY A MAD DOG. Hoodtown, York county, March 12.? While walking southward from this place, about 10 o'clock this morning, I was startled by a noise behind me, and on looking around, I saw a mad dog about five steps distant. I perceived at once that the dog was "mad." He was so near me I could not escape. I had nothing in my hands with which to defend myself, and had no time to seize a stone or a club. So my only hope lay in preventing the dog biting me about my feet. Ashe jumped at me I gave him a kick which turned him a little to my right. By this time he was far enough from me for me to kick him severely. He made several snaps at'me, but by continual kicking I kept him from biting me. I escaped without injury. Some of the froth from the animal's mouth was left on my clothing. It all occurred in less time than it takes to tell it. I do not know that the dog had hydrophobia, but he looked very much like a dog that did. Persons can not be too careful while traveling. L. A. Abernethy. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ^s^The Edgefield Advertiser says that coal , /fas been found in that county recently, and classes it as anthracite. ? Senator Youmans, of Barnwell county, will plant 515 acres in cotton this year, besides his rented lands. ? EngineerHeape, whoshotandkilled his colored fireman at Branchville, has been admitted to bail by Judge Hudson. ? C. P. Barrett, a lawyer of Spartanburg, formerly of Pickens, has been bound over for trial in the Spartanburg Court of Sessions upon the charge of gambling. ? An order has been issued to the Captains of the Palmetto Regiment to select a commanding officer for the Second Brigade, the position lately declined by Colonel J. Q. Marshall. ? The Greenville News says reports from all sections of that county agree that the promise for grain crops is now good, wheat is generally reported small but healthy and bunching out well. ? A negro is living in Barnwell county who was born in Fairfield 93 years ago. He has twelve children and forty-eight grandchildren, and his eyesight is as good as it was when he was only twenty years old. ? Rev. T. H. Law, former pastor of the Spartanburg Presbyterian Church, has been appointed Superintendent of the American Bible Society for the District of North and South Carolina, vice Rev. C. H. Wiley, deceased. ? A Kershaw farmer says that he does not intend to plant any crop on the low lands until he first sees where the wasps are building their nests. He says that if the wasp builds his nest low to the ground there will be no freshets in this year; if he builds it high up we are sure to have high water. ?An attempt was made to wreck a train on the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad last week, about two miles below White Oak. A large pine log was laid on the track, but its timely discovery prevented an accident. An idiotic white woman living near the scene is supposed to have committed the deed. This is the second attempt at wrecking at the same place, and both times this woman is supposed to have placed the obstructions. ? The Newberry correspondent of the Columbia Register writes: Avery sad occur, rence took place yesterday afternoon at Helena. I). N. Coates, one of Newberry's most prosperous farmers, either shot himself, or was shot by some one else, in the back of the head with a pistol. It was thought at first that the wound was very slight, but during the night Mr. Coates died, and it is now supposed that the bullet went much deeper than was at first suspected. There is no cause assigned for the deed under either hypothesis, and at the present writing the whole matter is shrouded in mystery. Judge Cothran returned to his home in Abbeville last week after spending several days in Washington previous to the adjournment of Congress. He went, says the Abbeville Medium, to see Congress in session before he takes the seat to which he has been elected He says that Speaker Carlisle is a wonderful man, and he was impressed not only with his ability, but with his character as well. During his stay in Washington Judge Cothran called on the President. He thinks well of the President and believes he is honest, capable, and independent. Judge Cothran will take his seat in Congress in December, unless an extra session should be called before that day. 4--^^ Female Suffrage in New YoRK.-The New York lower house on Thursday rejected a bill to allow women to vote in municipal elections, the vote being G8 to 48. The bill had passed the Senate, where, one speaker said, it had been "kissed through" by woman lobbyists. The great majority of the vote for the bill was cast by the Republicans, but many of that party opposed it on the ground that in the cities where the poorer classes are all in the Democratic party, the women of that class would vote solidly for the Democratic ticket, while the richer women who are Republicans, would stay away from the polls. Trial Justice's Jurors.?At the recent term of the Circuit Court of Kershaw county, Judge Norton rendered a decision of public interest. A gentleman was summoned as a juror at a trial justice court. Instead of serving he paid the commutation of S2. A short while after he was again summoned by the same trial justice ana refused to serve on the ground that the law only required service once a year. The trial justice decided that he had not served as a juror and was therefore liable to the fine fixed by law for refusing to serve as a juror. Judge Norton affirmed the judgment of the trial justice. ? A Noted .Case.?Mary C. Anderson, of Mount Holly, N. J., the young girl who was shot in the brain about five weeks ago, and whose case has excited universal attention on account of her remarkable vitality, died Saturday morning. When the news was conveyed to Peak, her cousin and alleged murderer, he evinced considerable emotion, but made no statement. The prosecutor is confident that he has convincing proof against Peak. Narrow Gauge Railroads.?Since the adoption of a standard gauge all over the country, the narrow gauge has been virtually doomed. Every day or so we hear of narrow gauge roads, some of them very lotig, being changed to the standard measurement. We would not be surprised a year from now, if the road to Sandersville were broadened.?Avyusta Chronicle. LOCAL AFFAIRS NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. i Glenn it Darwin?We Can't Afford to Loaf. 1 L. A. Johnson, County School CommissionerSchool Notice. James R. Kennedy, Probate Judge?CitationWilliam H. Quinn, Applicant?A. M. Jackson, deceased. ! W. B. Williams, Auditor York County?Delinquent Land Sale. ! M. E. Deal, Administratrix?Application for Dischaige. John H. Adams, Jr., Agent for Legatees?Estate of Dr. W. E. Adams, deceased. W. B. Williams, Auditor York County?Equalization Board. T. M. Dobson A Co.?New Goods, New Goods. Lowry & Starr?Prescription Department. Lindsay &. Moore?It Is Economy?Seed Potatoes?Shingles. Withers Adickes?And Still the New Goods Come. IT. F. Adickes?Grand Central Fancy and Dry uooos i^siaDJismnoiii, uic. H. F. Adiekes, Clel-k of Board?Free to everybody. G. H. CPLeary, Intendant?Town Ordinance. ~r? railroad" earnings. The earnings of the Chester and Lenoir Railroad for January of this year were 35,872.50, against $4,902.38 for the preceding month, showing an increase of $970.18, or 19.79 percent. new post office. The Pdstmaster-General has ordered the establisbmentof a post office at Zadok, in this county, with James M. Stroup as Postmaster. This office is at Mr. Stroup's Store, on the Bethany road, six miles from town, and near the location ofthe^former post office of that name. / educational address. Hon. James H. Rice, State Superintendent of Education, informs Mr. Johnson, County School Commissioner, that he will address the people of Rock Hill on the night of the 23d instant, and the people of Yorkville, in the Court House, at 11 A. M., on the 24th. At each of these appointments Mr. Rice is especially desirous of meeting school officials, teachers, tax-payers and the women and children. x/ may and december. Yesterday morning Dave Floyd, aged fifteen, and Isaac Jackson, aged seventy-seven, both col ored, were committed to jail by Trial Justice Bell, charged withstealinga hog from Mr. L. K. Armstrong, who lives on Allison Creek, six miles north-east of Yorkville. The youthful criminal made a clean confession, implicating his venerable partner, and also protesting that he, the boy, w^s driven to the commission of the act by his father. AWARD OF PREMIUMS. On Monday last our subscription books for club-makers were closed. The club-makers returning the largest list each and entitled to the respective special premiums are as follows: W. 1 H. Moore, 116 names ; J. N. Roberts, 97 ; W. 0. Glover, 63. There are several other club-mak' ers, returning each a smaller number of names, entitled to premiums under our offer, which premiums will be promptly ordered when the desired premium is made known to us. To all who interested themselves in procuring subscribers for the Enquirer on the club-lists of 1887, we return our thanks. THE NEW TOWN COUNCIL. /rhe new Town Council, with George H. O'Learj', Intendant, organized on Friday last. Sam M. Grist was elected Senior Warden, and F. A. Gilbert, Clerk and Treasurer. The other members of the Coucil are Wm. C. Latimer and D. Edward Fin ley. R. E. O'Farrell was elected Town Marshal at a salary of $40 per month. An ordinance in reference to thesale of intoxicating liquors by druggists, and the granting of physicians' prescriptions for liquor, and published in our advertising columns to day, was adopted and goes into effect on the 30th instant. NEW BOOK. "Nebuchadnezzar?the Great Imago Interpretted," is the title of a volume recently issued from the press of the John Burns Book Co., St. Louis, for a copy of which we are indebted to the author, Rev. John Cameron, formerly a citizen of Texas, but for some time past a resident of this county. The leading lines of thought embraced in the work are the origin and history of two distinct lines of descent in the human family; the kingdom symbolized in the feet and toes of Nebuchadnezzar's great image. Ignoring many orthodox views of the subject discussed, the author marks out an original line of thought from Eden to the end of time, "taking the Bible and not man for his guide." From the anthor's standpoint the questions are discussed in logical sequence, and the book will no doubt be read with interest. It is for sale by Kennedy Bros. ?fc Barron. Price, $1.50. ^^DEATH OF J." G. GULLICK. J/G. Gullick, Esq, of Gaston county, N. C., died in Charleston on the 4th instant, having gone there for surgical treatment, and death ensuing while he was under the influence of an anaesthetic. Mr. Gullick was formerly a citizen of Yorkville, where he married his first wife, Miss Floyd, and resided, either in town, or the vicinity from 1852 until the breaking out of the war. After the war, in which he served, ho settled in Gaston county, where he won the distinction of being a useful and honored citizen, having served as a member of the Legislature, and filling creditably to himself other public positions of responsibility and trust. He was married twice, his second wife, Miss Melon, surviving him. He was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian church and was aged 54 years. His remains were brought home for burial. ~' "^PERSONAL MENTION. 'lVfiss MiRssifi Witliersnoon is visitine relatives in Lancaster. Mr. Matthew White, of Chester, father of Dr. W. G. White, is in Yorkville. Mrs. P. M. Farr, and her sister, Miss Sallie M. Rainey, are visiting relatives near Lowrysville. ^--Miss Hattie Lou Smith, of Clover, is in Yorkville visiting her aunt, Mrs. T. C. Dunlap. Mr. John J. Hunter, of the firm of Hunter & Oates, leaves to-day for the northern markets to make Spring purchases. Miss Belle McCaw returned home last Friday from Abbeville where she had been making a protracted visit to friends and relatives. Judge I. D. Witherspoon returned homo last Saturday, having completed his circuit at Sumter. He will next preside over the Courts of the Fourth circuit, beginning at Chesterfield next May. Mr. J. M. Starr lolt here on last Monday to take charge of Lowry <fc Starr's branch store at Palatka, Fla. Ho will be absent seVeral months. Mr. Lowry will return to Yorkville to-morrow and take charge of their store in this place. We always deplore the loss to the community of a good man, and it is therefore with feelings of regret that we announce that Dr. Wm. G. Campbell, of McConnollsville, has decided to remove to Palatka, Florida, where he will permanently locate. He has now gone to that city, but will return in two weeks for the purpose of attending Court here, after which he will mako his permanent home in the Flowery State. ^"*4, STOLEN HORSE. On Mouaay night of last week, a horse was stolen from the stable of Dr. Wm. G. Campbell, ' of McConnellsville, in this county. The thief, who proved to be a negro named Dave Darby, was traced to Charlotte, X. C., where on Tuesday evening he traded the horse to a countryman for a mi^, "but on such terms as to arouse suspicion as to the ownership of the animal." Late in the evening Captain Stitt, chief of the Charlotte police, reoeiveua communication irom Chester, requesting him to look out for a stolen horse. The description tallied with the horse that the negro traded off, but the party who secured the horse lived in the Philadelphia neighborhood (Mecklenburg county) and left the city as soon as the trade was made. The mule that was given in exchange for the horse was hitched in a back lot in the city, and the police kept a watch over it until midnight. Some countrymen were camping in the lot where the mule was left, and about twelve o'clock at night an officer took the mule in charge, telling the campers that the owner could secure it by calling at Wadsworth's stables. About nine o'clock Wednesday morning the negro called tor the mule, when an officer wa3 sent for who took him in charge and locked him up. Darby is an old offender, having been convicted in April, 1885, of York Sessions Court, of the crime of housebreaking and larceny, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year. On Thursday Dr. Campbell arrived in Charlotte. He did not find his horse, but he did find a bridle and saddle which ho identified as his property. Ho returned with the thief, who was lodged in the jail at this place. Of subsequent proceedings by which Dr. Campbell endeavored to regain possession of his horse, tho Observer of Saturday says: Darby rode the horse into tho city, and shortly afterwards traded it for a mule, receiving the sum of seven dollars as "boot." The horse was traded to Mr. Wilson Wallace, of Crab Orchard township. Afterwards the animal passed out of his hands. When the officers commenced a search for the stolen horse it was ascertained that it had passed through Wallace's hands, and a conference was held between Wallace and the officers, at which the former stated that he knew where the horse was and that for a certain money consideration he would give information that would lead to its recovery. Mr. J. H. Segers had also something to do with the horse in the way of trading, but neither of the parties would give any information as to the whereabouts of the horse. I)r. Campbell, from whom the horse was stolen, was telegraphed to, and came up on the train from Chester Thursday evening. When he learned the status of the case, he at once went to a magistrnte and had a warrant issued for the arrest of Wallace and Segers for concealing stolen property. The papers were served on the defendants, and j'esterdav evening a hearing was had before Esquire S. W. Davis. After an investigation into the case the defendants were discharged. It was not proven that either of them knew that the horse was stolen at the time they traded for it, and it was not shown that either of them is in possession of it. It is believed that the horse is within six or eight miles of this city now, but what action will be taken to regain possession of it remains to be seen. CHURCH NOTICES. Episcopal?Rev. E. N. Joyner, Rector.?Sunday-school at 3.30 P. M. King's Mountain Mission?Rev. L. A. Johnson, Pastor. Services at Kings's Mountain Chapel next Sunday at 11 A. M. Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. C. Galloway, Pastor. Services next Sunday at 11 A. M., and 3 P. M. Sunday-school at 4 P. M. Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor. Services next Sunday at 11 A. M. and 7.30 P. M. Sunday-school at 4 o'clock P. M. Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. Baptist?Rev. F. C. Hickson, Pastor. Services at Union next Sunday at 11 A. M., and at Yorkville at 7.30 P. M. Sunday-school at 3 P. M. Prayer-meeting this evening at 7.30 o'clock. Methodist Episcopal.?Rev. W. W. Daniel, Pastor. Preaching next Sunday morning and evening by Rev. A. J. Cauthen, Presiding Elder. The Lord's supper will be dispensed during1 the morning service. Love feast at 9.30 n'nlnnlf A . \f. CIRCUIT COURT. # The Spring term of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions for York county will convene on the first Monday of next month, his Honor Judge Pressley to preside. The Sessions docket promises to be unusually interesting. Besides the twenty prisoners charged with the murder and conspiracy to murder of little Johnnie Good, there are eighteen others in jail on charges ranging from murder to petit larceny. The following is a list of the prisoners: Now in the jail of Richland county, charged with the murder of John Leo Good?Mose Lipscomb, Dan Roberts, Baily Dowdle and Prindly Thomson ; and in the same jail as accesories? Giles Good and John Good. The following are in the York jail on the charge of being accessories to the same murder : Levi Wood, Dick Thomson, William Craig, Scott Thomson, Wadis Bankhead, Dave Wilkes, Mose Roberts, Will McLuney, Wallace Reid, Sam Thomson, Squire Thomson, Allen Good, Jack McLuney, Adam I Thomson. The following are also in jail for the offences I named: Sam White, murder. Loroy Partlow, burglary and larceny. Thomas Robertson, horse stealing. Edward Crawford, house breaking and larceny. Sam Jackson, burglary and larceny. Charley Brown, carrying concealed pistol. David Darby, horse stealing. Dan Chambers, carrying concealed pistol. Simp. Petty, burglary and larceny. Effle Conner, arson. Taylor Warren, burglary and larceny. Alec Simpson, burglary and larceny. Rebecca Johnson, burglary and larceny. Vicey Johnson, burglary and larceny. Mitchell Dickson, burglary and larceny. Dave Floyd and Isaac Jackson, larceny of live stock. . Andrew Yarborough, assault and battery with intent to kill. Of the above prisoners all are colored except the last named. Besides those awaiting trial, the following are in jail serving sentences of the U. S. Circuit Court for violation of the internal revenue laws : Henry MoCullough, Noah Blalock, Romeo Fewell, Pleasant Witherspoon, making a total of 3fi now in York jail, and G York criminals in Richland jail. ALL ALONG THE LINE. On Wednesday night last, Messrs. J. N. Smith, J. S. Smith, C. F. Mairs, Jno. E. Mclntyre, P. Griffin and E. F. Lathrop, connected with the construction of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad, arrived in Yorkville on their way to Black's, their object being to pass over as nearly as possible the line of survey of the road. Mr. J. N. Smith is a member of the firm of Smith <fe Ripley, of New York, contractors for the construction of the road. He is an experienced man in railroad building, it being claimed that he and business associates with him have constructed more miles of railroad in this country than any other two firms of contractors in it. Mr. Smith and his party went on to Black's Thursday, but he informed us that soon after the completion of the survey between Yorkville and Black's, he will return here prepared to sub-let work on the line to those who may desire contracts. He talks as though he means business. The work of permanent location of the line is completed to Herndon's Mill, 2i miles vest of town. Capt. Ramsaur, who has charge of the survey, briefly outlined to us on Monday its general direction. From Black's the line runs to Hopewell Church, 4 miles; thence to ! King's Creek, crossing the*creek above Whisonant's Bridge, and thence between Smyrna and Canaan Churches, i mile from Smyrna, to near Hickory Grove, crossing the Howell's Ferry road near G. C. Leech's. From Mr. Leech's the line runs to Bullock's Creek, crossing at Black's Ford, and thence near to the residence of the Misses Gilfillen, crossing the Chester and Shelby road at the colored church near their premises. From this point the survey leads to J. T. Bigham's and thence around the slopes of Locust Hill, crossing the Howell's Ferry road near W. J. Stephenson's, and thence to Turkey Creek, crossing that stream about i mile below Herndon's Mill. The location will probably be completed to Yorkville this week. ?o. fi.o nrnanoftu fnr tranlv-lavincr. after the liU l?UC -v ? w oy roadbed has been completed, Col. Johnson informed the editor of the Charlotte Observer yesterday that one hundred and forty thousand tons of the best grade of GUJ pound Bessemer steel rails, made at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, loaded on seven schooners, are already on their way t<r-. Charleston, by water, and it will be hauled to Camden via the South Carolina Railway, they point at which the present terminus of the liue i/ to be. The Shelby New Era of hist week has the following in reference to the contract for the construction of the road: The officials of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago railroad company have awarded to Messrs. Smith <fc Ripley, of New York city, the contract for the construction of the entire line of the road from Camden to Black's. The contract requires the whole of this line to be reacfy for operation on January 1, 1888. Mr. Smith is a brother-in-law of the Hon. Sidney Dillon, one of the greatest railroad operators in New York, and Mr. Ripley married Mr. Dillon's daughter. Besides this connection with one of the groatest railroad men in the country, Messrs. Smith & Ripley are very wealthy and able contractors and their names 011 a contract are always a guarantee that it will be successfully fulfilled. The Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company have contracted with the Schenectady car works for five first class locomotives, and ten first class and combination coaches, all of these to be of the best and most modern patterns. As to the other equipments for the road, we take the following from the Springfield, Mass., licpuOlican. vvo suppose tue roiling siock reforred to is for immediate use on the completed portion between Rutherfordton and Black's: Some interesting rolling stock has been sold by the Connecticut River Railroad to the new Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago railroad. The wood-burning engine, Arcturus, will go to South Carolina when she has been overhauled, also the passenger cars, A, B and 9, and the switching engine Putney, from the Vermont Valley division. The cars are in the paint shop being re-lettered for their new home. The Arcturus is one of the few surviving machines built by the Springfield locomotive works, once a famous establishment. Her cylinders are 16x20. A few years ago she drew 46 loaded freight cars from Springfield to Chicfcopee as smartly as one could wish. The Shelby Aurora says: Mr. J. Y. Hamrick, of Shelby, having secured a contract for supplying the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago railroad with over 100,000 crossties, has gone, with three saw mills, to Camden, S. C. Shelby correspondence of the Raleigh Observer gives the following description of the unique depots being built along the line of the road: Work on the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago railroad is progressing rapidly, and the track is now laid beyond Forest City and will reach Kutherfordton the lastof this week. Tlleeompany have secured another engine and are now carrying a great deal of freight for the various merchants. The depots being erected along the line are quito a novelty in this section. Instead of being plain, barn like buildings, they are ornamental and add greatly to the appearance of the various towns along the line. At Shelby the freight sheds and passenger depots are separate. The freight dopot has been finished and the carpenters are now at work on the passenger depot, which will contain a ladies' waiting room, a general waiting room, baggage room, telegraph office and two toilet rooms. The building will be completed by the first of April, and will be surmounted by a tower thirty feet in height. A piazza fourteen feet wide surrounds the building. In the depot yard are two large water tanks, L!?l T A + WUlt'U Hrt) 1II1UU uy t% vt minimi. /it inuwiuauuiu and Forest City the passenger and freight depots will be under one roof, and at both of these places the depots are near completion. At Rutherfordton the two depots will be separate and will be models of architectural beauty. The Camden correspondent of the Columbia Register writes under date of last Saturday: Messrs. Reveley of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad, who are stationed twenty or thirty miles above Camden, came down and located the road bed from the South Carolina Railroad junction for a few miles on Thursday, and returned to their own portion of the road yesterday. The engineers who have this end in charge are expected daily. Railroad men generally agree that the road will be in running order to Camden by October 15th next. From the Johnson City, Tennessee, Comet, of last Friday, we take the following: Col. T. E.Matson returned last Tuesday morning from New York via Yorville, S. C. While f one he let two contracts on the C. C. <fc C. road ; 05 miles between Blacks, S. C., and Camden, S. C., and 25 miles between Rutherfordton, N. C., and Marion, N. C." With the exception of 33 miles, between Sumter and Camden, the road is either completed or under contract from Charleston to Marion, N. C., 87 miles from Johnson City. Col. Matson informs us the next contract let will be between here and Marion, and he hopes to be able to break dirt here by September. The engineer corps, in charge of Mr. W. J. Johnson, will leave here Monday, and after completing the revision of the survey to Moccasin Gap, will make a preliminary survey of 183 miles to Richardson, Ky., to which point the road is completed from Ashland. All our information in regard to this road comes from Col. T. E. Matson, chief engineer, and can be relied upon. .JURORS FOR NEXT COURT. The following is a list of the grand and petit jurors drawn on Tuesday last, iu conformity with the law, the grand jurors to serve during the year, and the petit jurors the first week of the term: GRAND JURORS. R. J. Herndon York.1, W. B. Good...v Bullock's CreekV? J. a. urawtora Kings Mountain.*? W. J. Waters Catawba-t? S. E. White Fort MilK? W. W.White Catawba.*? W. A. Baber Cherokee/? T. W. Clawson York/? David Hutchison Catawba/? Peter Smith, colored Broad River**? J. R. Haile FortMillr J. Henry Toole, colored Catawba*:? Wm. H. Colcock York/? S. W. Robertson York.*? W. B. Daniels Catawba/? J. M. Russell Broad River. R. K. Seahorn Broad River, t? J. J. Roach Catawba.'? PETIT JURORS. Cooper Smith, colored Broad River? J. Ilolbrook Adams Bethel? R. H. Gilflllen Bullock's Creek? John Hamell York*? John Ramsey Broad;River*? R. B. Diggers BethelrA. H. Barnett, Jr Bethel?H. B. Wallace York.? J. N. Roberts York?J. E. Castles Broad Riverr* James Scoggins Broad River?T. J. Thompson King's Mountain? J. T. Smith .Broad Riven4R. A. Parish York. W. D. Johnson Cherokee.W. D. Gaston Cherokee.? B. R, T. Bowen York?Fenton Diggs, colored York? A. B. Currence Bethel?* J. W. Hambright Cherokee.-^. J. Spratt Wright Ebenezer.?? H. M. Steyenson ; Bullock's Creeks W. F. Dye Cherokee? W. E. Jackson Bethel*? J. M. Jackson Bethel? W. P. Wylie Bullock's Creek>? N. B. Campbell Bethel?S. G. Keesler Catawba.? J. M. Kirkpatrick Bullock's Creek? J. W. Ardrey Fort Mill:? James A. Watson York.? J. K. Hambright Cherokee?Isaac Pier Ebenezer:? John Ratteree Catawba. W. S. May *. Catawba. Thadeus "Bolin King's Mountain?Railroad Accident.?A terrible accident occurred last Monday morning on the Dedham branch of the Boston and Providence Railroad, between Forest Hill and Roslindale, at what is known as Bussey Park Bridge. The 7 o'clock train from Dedham, consisting of seven cars and a baggage car, under the charge of Conductor Tilden, broke through the bridge. The engine and novo ?ronf Airnv oomlir V\nf fVio aIVi_ UllCU VttlO Y>CUW V?W UUiViJ I UUV 111V U V V> Vt??ers fell through the bridge to the road beneath, a distance of thirty feet. The last oar, which was the smoker, turned completely over and struck on top of the others, all being crushed almost out of shape. It is stated that the bridge is comparatively a new one, and that the accident was caused by a truck on one of the cars giving away, causing the cars to strike against an abutment of the bridge. The smoking car, after it fell, caught fire, but the fire department was promptly on hand and prevented any spread of the flames. Thirty passengers were killed and about fifty wounded?some of the wounded severely hurt. Edgefield Circuit Court.?The Circuit Court of Edgefield is in session. Last week S. D. Timmerman, a white farmer, was tried and acquitted upon the charge of murdering a negro boy named Richard Forrest. Timmerman claimed that he did the killing in self-defence. R. T. Jones, who in September, 188o, murdered the Pressleys, an old man and his two sons, was tried for the murder of the elder Pressley and found guilty of manslaughter. Notice was giyen of motion for a new trial. On Monday morning the case of the Culbreath lynchers was called. There are thirty-four persons charged with this crime. The State submitted an order of severance, and the trial of Wyatt S. Holmes and William Parkman, two of the accused, was commenced. A motion to quash the indictment as being defective and illegal, occupied the entire day. ^he Telephone Monopoly.?The Government began its suit against the Bell Telephone Company in the United States Circuit Court at Boston last Monday morning before Judge Colt. Suit is to annul two patents held by A. G. Bell on the ground that he was not the original inventor, and that the patents were fraudulently obtained. The defence moved to be allowed to demur and plead at the same session. The sitting was adjourned pending Judge Colt's decision on this point. The Suffrage in Rhode Island.? ' Rhode Island is amazingly slow about some things, and just as much too fast about others. It- is the last State to continue odious classifications and restrictions upon its male voters, but it is the first State in the Union to submit a woman suffrage amendment to its Constitution to popular vote. The number of men who are voting on their wives' property, and would be disfranchised by woman suffrage, runs into the thousands. Providence Telegram, March 9. The Work Commenced.?A Camden ' dispatch of last Monday to the Columbia Register, says that work was commenced on the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad, in Camden, on that day, under direction of Major Adams, one of the contractors. A bout seventy-five hands are eraployed. Big Railroad Deal.?For several days past, railroad circles have been excited over the rumored sale of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to a New York syndicate; but the latest intelligence conveys the information that while such a transfer of this great property is probable, the sale has not yet been consummated. New Hampshire's Wild Animals.? The State treasurer of New Hampshire paid $1,0G7 for bounties on wild animals the last year, $S2U being for 82 bears.