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Scraps and ?acts.
? Topeka, Kansas, is piling up a debt
equal to all the property in the city. This
condition of things is ascribed to the 2,000
colored voters who, it is charged, always
give their support to the crowd promising
the most extravagant expenditure of the
public funds. A movement is ou foot
there for a combination of the taxpayers;
against the colored contingent.
?Harrison is replacing the ser- j
vants in the White House, substituting
white help for the negro servants who
have had control of the domestic machinery
for many years. The colored women I
in the laundry have been superseded by ]
white women and the cooks in the kitchen.
A white butler and waiters will be
the next move, which will completely
revolutionize the household corps.
? It is stated in Washington that the
President said a few days ago that he did_
not intend to malce a change in tne omce 01
commissioner of railroads, now held by
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston. Gen. Sherman, it is
said, has made a special request that Gen.
Johnston be retained. The commissioner
is now eighty-two years of age, but in
spite of his advanced years, he is able to
attend to the business of the office.
? A speaker before a farmers' institute
in Massachusetts the other day, argued
that farming had more bright ideas than
'any other business if the farmer only
knew it. Unfortunately the farmer did'nt
& always know it. Then he used this illustration:
"Do you hear that delightful
music?" said a traveler to his comrade,
as he heard the soft baying of a hound.
"No," he replied, "that devilish dog
makes such a racket I can't hear anything."
? The adjutant-general of the army has
recently recommended to the secretary of
war, as an encouragement to young men
of character and capacity to enter the
militia of the United States, that appointments
in the army from civil life be exclusively
reserved to officers of the National
Guard of the States who can successfully
pass the prescribed mental and
physical examination, this competitive
examination to be confined in each case
to the officers from any one State.
?Orders have been issued by General
Schofield transferring the greater portion
of the Fourth United States Artillery to
Atlanta barracks during the epidemic season
on the gulf coast. After that period is
over four batteries will remain there permanently,
with the commander and his
regimented staff and the band, while the
other five will go down to the coast, to be
divided between St. Francis barracks, at
St. Augustine, and Fort Barrancas, at
Pensacola, Fla., and Jackson barracks in
Louisiana.
? Susie Ivanyak, an eleven-year old immigrant,
created quite a sensation immediately
after her arrival at Castle Garden
the other day. A tall colored man
was passing through the garden just as
the young girl entered. She gasped,
threw up her hands and fainted. She
afterwards explained to Major Sempsey
that she had never seen a colored person
before, and thought he was some unearthly
being. Susie had traveled from Hungary
all alone, and is going to her brother
who lives in Cleveland.
? The Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
it is said, is negotiating for a new route to
the South. The contemplated plan provine*
fnr the extension of the New York,
Philadelphia and Norfolk into the western
part of North Carolina, thence to
Charleston and thence to arrange a traffic
contract with the Seaboard and Roanoke,
the Raleigh and Gaston, the South Carolina,
the Augusta Air Line, and other
smaller lines. The agreement, it is stated,
is now being considered by the directors,
with some prospect of a successful termination.
? The Tennessee legislature has recently
passed a bill appropriating $500 for the removal
of the mortal remains of Gen. John
Sevier, first Governor of that State, from
his grave in Alabama to the Soldiers' Cemetery
at Knoxville. They now lay buried
on the Walker farm, a short distance from
Cowles Station, in Macon county, Ala.,
and near old Fort Decatur. The grave is
in the center of a large field. A small
white marble headstone is all that marks
the last resting place of the first Governor
of Tennessee, and one of the greatest soldiers
who ever held his own in a hand-tohand
fight or led a band of warriors against
the hostile Indians.
? The post of consul-general at London
is a bonanza?by far the best-paying office
under the government. The salary, to begin
with, is $6,000, and the "unofficial"
fees, which amount to at least $30,000, go
into the pocket of the incumbent. Office
rent and clerk hire are paid by the government
out of official fees. Notarial fees,
and fees for drawing deeds, are not on the
schedule for which the consul-general is
accountable to the government. Governor
Waller, Mr. New's predecessor, went to
London a comparatively poor man and returns
well off. When John C. New was
casting about for "a place without any frills
and much swag," his old friend and fellow-hustler,
George B. Williams, the major-domo
of Harrison's Administration,
picked out the consulship at London, and
said: "John, go in for that; it pays more
than anything Ben can give you."
? Eighty thousand pounds of bones form
apart of the cargo which the British steamer
Wingates, from Alexandria, Egypt,
brought to New York a few days since.
There were many human bones among the
number. Egypt has become a great source
of supply for bones. f The cargo of the
Wingates was bought of a German dealer
in Alexandria, who has made a fortune by
his business. He sends out caravans into
the desert and there the natives glean a
harvest without any other effort than picking
it up. The great quantity of bones
now found is the accumulation of thousands
of years. Those who died were
quickly buried in a foot or two of sand,
and thus every strong wind that blows reveals
new mines of ghastly treasures.
The Egyptians who gather them have
only one scruple about sending their fathers'
skeletons to become American fertilizers.
They will not send the skulls. These
are carefully buried again by the collectors.
? Jed Pritchett, who assaulted a small
white girl at Danville, Va., in June last,
was hanged at Chatham last Friday. He
was a stout strong negro about thirty years
of age, and when the officers attempted to
spring the trap on him he tought like a
tiger and four deputies were called on to
assist in the awful deed. The prisoner
fell down and lay prostrate on the scaffold,
clinging to the frame we*k. The trap was
finally sprung and by main force the deputies
pushed him off the scaffold after the
rope had'been tied about his neck. The
struggles of the condemned man lasted
fully ten minutes. Under the new statute
the body was shipped to the University
of Virginia for dissection. Jim Turner
and Mack Francis^ colored, were hanged
at Lebanon, Tenn., for the murder of Tom
Martin last August. Turner's neck was
broken, but Francis died by strangulation,
after horrible suffering. Both men made
full confession of the crime. Their object
was robbery. Their victim had seven dollars,
which they got.
? It is said that the anti-foreign movement
in China which has manifested itself
of late in serious attacks upon the residences
and property of British and American
missionaries and consuls, has derived
? n*rt. of it? imnetus from the Anti-Mon
golian legi9lation of Congress. The logic
of the Celestial mind is that if the Chinese
must go from this country the "Melican"
man should be compelled to go from the
Flowery Kingdom. In these ports where
some knowledge of what is going on in
America is disseminated, the belief that
the Chinese who have come to this country
are, as a class, industrious and orderly,
must make the persecution to which some
of them have been subjected in the States
and Territories of the Northwest seem
outrageous. In fact, the anti-foreign sentiment
stirred up alike by the laws and the
lawlessness of our country against their
race, must be intense. It is remarkable
that along the coast, where information of
the fortunes of Chinese in America may
have gone, there should not have been
more frequent and violent demonstrations.
The government officials, however, have
shown themselves ready to protect British
and American residents and to indemnify
them liberally for any loss or injury suffered
through riotous attacks.
? Dispatches from Columbus, Ohio, report
a new Democratic combination, which
has caused a stir in political circles. It
is announced that the Payne and Thurraan
factions, which have been at war for
many years, have decided to bury the
hatchet, and as a rej||ilt Mr. Allen W. Thurman,
son of Judge Allen G. Thurman, is
to receive the Democratic nomination for
governor, and Hon. Henry B. Payne is to
Be returned to the United States Senate,
should the Democrats secure a majority in
the Ohio legislature at the election next
November. What gives color to the report
is that Mr. Thurman's formal an
nounceraent last week of his candidacy for |
the gubernatorial nomination was follow-!
ed three days later by an interview with !
Senator Payne, in which ho made his
declaration as a candidate for return to
the Senate. That the Democrats of Ohio
mean business this year is shown in the
municipal nominations in Cincinnati,
where a ticket of exceptional strength and
excellence has been nominated. Mr. Calvin
S. Brice is credited with the negotiations
which have resulted in the treaty of
peace between the Thurman and Payne
factions.
? A dispatch from Denver, Col., reports
the perpetration of a most daring robbery
of the First National bank of that city on
last Friday. The robber entered the bank,
secured from one of the officials a blank
check, and going to the president's desk
pointed a pistol at his head and denjjioded
that he should fill up and sign the
check for $21,000. President Moffatt started
to argue with the man, but was stopped
with the information that it was useless,
and that he had but two minutes in which
to fill out the check before him for $21,000
if he desired to live. Mr. Moffatt, seeing
no other alternative, filled out the check
and was then ordered to take it to the paying
teller and get it cashed. Moffatt inViim
tn hrino- thp monPV into his
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office, and as the teller turned to go away,
the robber told him he wanted twenty
$1,000 bills and a thousand dollars in gold.
The money was brought in and handed
over to the gentleman, who for a few brief
moments had owned the bank, and waiting
until the teller had reached his desk,
he backed to the front door, making Moffatt
remain standing in his door until he
had reached the curbstone. He then raised
his hat and walked around the corner,
and has not yet been heard of.
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YORKVILLE, S. C. :
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1889.
THE SAMOAX DISASTER.
The terrible storm at Apia, on the coast
of the Saraoan Islands is briefly noted
elsewhere. The following additional particulars
have been received. A hurricane
burst upon the harbor suddenly. The
German man-of-war Eber was the first
vessel to drag her anchor. She became
unmanageable and was driven helplessly
on the reef which runs around the harbor.
She struck broadside on at G o'clock in the
morning. The shock caused her to lurch
and to stagger back and sank in a moment
in deep water. Most of her men were under
hatches and scarcely a soul of them
escaped.
The German war ship Adler was the
next to succumb. She was lifted bodily
by a gigantic wave and east on her beam
ends on the reef. A terrible struggle for
life ensued among the officers and sailors.
Many plunged into the raging surf and
struck out, some reaching the shore in
safety. Others clung to the rigging until
the masts fell. Of those in the rigging
only two gained shore. The captain of
the Adler and several other officers were
saved.
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steamer Nipsic had been dragging her
anchors and drifting toward shore. The
captain, however, managed to keep control
and ran her on a sand bank. The
boats were immediately lowered, and the
whole company were saved with the exception
of six men. These were drowned
by the capsizing of a boat.
The United States steamer Vandalia
was carried before the gale right upon the
reef. She struck with a terrible shock,
hurling Gapt. Schoonmaker against a Gatling
gun, and he fell stunned. Before he
could recover a great wave swept the deck
and he was washed away with others into
the sea. The vessel sank fifty yards from
the Nipsic. Several of the officers and
men were washed overboard and drowned.
Others perished while making desperate
efforts to swim to shore. Some remained
for hours in the rigging, but the
heavy and swift succeeding waves dashing
over them, carried them off one by
one.
By this time night had set in. Many
natives and Europeans had gathered on
shore, all anxious to render assistance to
the unfortunate crews, but owing to the
darkness they were wnony unaoie 10 ue
of service.
Soon after the Vandalia had sunk, the
American war ship Trenton broke from
her anchorage and was driven upon the
wreck of the Vandalia, whence she drifted
to shore. The bottom of the Trenton was
completely stove in and her hold was half
full of water.
. As morning broke the German man-ofwar,
Olga, which had hitherto withstood
the gale, although much battered by the
heavy seas that constantly broke upon
her, became unmanageable and she was
driven upon the beach where she lay in
a tolerably fair position.
The following is the record of the officers
and men lost:
Eber, captain and all other officers except
one, and seventy-four men.
Vandalia, captain, four officers and forty
men.
Nipsic, seven men.
Adler, altogether fifteen persons.
Mataafa ?eut a number of meu to the
assistance of the ships. They rendered
splendid aid in trying to float the Olga.
meriSentiox.
The Indian population of the United
States in 1886 was 247,761, and the Indians
had 212,466 square miles of territory
reserved for their use. The
oldest man on record, Daniel Burke,
died at Chicago last week, aged 114
venrs. Portland. Me., has more Odd
Fellows in proportion to its population
thau any other town in the world. One
out of every four of the citizens belong
to the order, and the seven lodges of
the city have a fund of $149,015.74 The
business failures throughout the country
last week number 240 against 240the week
preyious According to a denominational
paper, it cost this Government
$1,848,000 to support 2,200 Dakota Indians
for seven years while they were savages.
After they were Christianized it cost $120,000
to care for the same number for the
same time, a saving of$1,728,000.'"wt*Geu.
J. A. Young, a prominent citizen of Charlotte,
N. C., and postmaster for the past
four years, died in that city las#1 Friday.
On the 22d instant, Massachusetts
will vote on the prohibitory amendment
to her constitution. The legislature
has made that day a legal holiday so that
the workingmen of the State will have an
opportunity to record their decision on
this question. On Wednesday last,
John Bright, the English statesman and
orator died, aged 78 years. The Richmond
and Danville system is replacing
all its wooden trestles north of Charlotte
with iron structures. The character of
motive power used on that portion of the
road is very heavy, making the step necessary.
The Governor of Tennessee
has signed the bill making women elligible
to the office of county superintendent
of educatiou. Secretary Proctor proposes
to do away with all Sunday dress
parades for the army. The President
has issued his proclamation opening Oklahoma
lands to settlement at noon on the
22d instant. This will throw open to
homestead entry about eighteen million
acres. In the United States in 1SSS there
were 2G3 boiler explosions. They killed
325 persons, injured 191 and destroyed
$G, 100,000 worth of property. A destructive
wind storm prevailed last .Saturday
night all over the southern portion of
Ohio. Much damage was done to property
and boating on theOhio river. About
thirty-five military companies from nearly
every state in the South, will participate in
the inter-State drill at Jacksonville, Fla.,
on the loth and 11th instant. Postmaster
General Wannamaker has declared
by public utterance in favor of prohibition,
and invoked his hearers at Philadelphia
| last Saturday to vote for the proposed prohibition
amendment to the constitution of
I Pennsylvania.
YORK BAPTIST SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONVENTION. I
[Reported for the Yorkville Enquiror.]
A very interesting session of the York
Baptist Sunday-school convention was
held with the church at Blacksburg, beginning
on Friday, March 29th, and adjourning
Sunday, March 31st. The following
Sunday-schools were represented:
Antioch, Berea, Flint Hill, Paran, Shiloh,
Union, Unity and Yorkville.
The first question?"The Position of
Baptists on the Lord's Supper"?was discussed
by F. H. Dover, Revs. It. G. Patrick
and J. A. White.- The body adjourned
until 8P. M., when it re-assembled
to hear the introductory sermon by ltev.
F. C. Hickson. At this hour the sermon
was preached from Galatians vi: 8,44 Whatsoever
a man soweth that shall he also
reap." The subject of sowing and reaping
was ably presented under two heads. 1.
Every human being a sower. 2. Every
human being a reaper.
On Saturday morning the convention
met at 10 A. M., and after transacting some
miscellaneous business, proceeded to the
discussion of the subject, "Baptist Doctrines
in our Sunday-schools." Revs. J. A.
White, F. C. Hickson and R. G. Patrick
emphasized the importance of teaching
the distinctive doctrines of Baptists to the
children.
Zadok Boyd introduced the discussion of
the next query, "What are the requirements
for membership in Baptist churches
?" This speaker was followed by Revs.
J. A. White, K. G. Patrick and F. C.
Hicksou, all of whom emphasized the importance
of insisting upon the doctrine of
a regenerated church membership, and
urged that the churches would prosper
just in proportion as they enforced the requirements
as laid down in God's word.
"The importance of studying God's
word, and reading our religious newspapers,"
was the subject which occupied the
attention of the body at the afternoon session.
Revs. J. A. White and F. C. Hick[
son participated in this discussion.
On Saturday night, by previous appointment,
the question to be debated was as
follows: "Whisky: what shall we do with
' ltj Make it free, license or prohibit it?"
The town of Blacksburg is not noted for
/^."dryness," and the announcement of
wis subject brought out a large audience.
The discussion was led by B. J. Gold, who
advocated high license. He thought it
would be better to prohibit, if it were possible
; but experience seemed to show that
prohibition was a failure.
Rev. R. G. Patrick was the next speaker.
He argued that as loyal citizens we
should not make whisky free. To license
it would only increase our culpability by
making us partners to the crime ; for by
voting for license we give the business our
approval. The only alternative was prohibition.
lie thought that no valid argument
against prohibition had been advanced.
The law prohibiting the sale of liquor had
not entirely stopped the business, it was
true; but neither had the law against
murder, stealing and other crimes been
altogether successful in putting an end to
such indulgences. We might as well repeal
the law against these evils because
they do not prohibit, as the law against
the sale of intoxicating liquors.
The speaker also claimed that it was
right to prohibit. Some had said it was
interfering with private affairs. Any
business that tends to undermine the peace
and prosperity of a community could be
rightly stopped by law. It was also shown
that the material prosperity of towns that
had tried prohibition had not been injured.
Rev. F. C. Hickson concluded the discussion.
He said that no government had
a right to license a thing which was wrong
and hurtful. Neither was a thing right
in itself subject to tax. Now, it was either
right or wrong to manufacture and
sell intoxicating liquors. If right, then it
should be made free; but if wrong, the
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it. It was evident to every thoughtful
mind that the sale of intoxicants as a beverage
was wrong, and therefore that itshould
be prohibited. He took issue with Mr.
Gold in regard to prohibition being a failure.
It succeeded a3 well as other laws.
If it was a failure why should whisky men
be willing to pay in a neighboring town
$1,000 license, when they could sell as
much without paying any tax? These
liquor dealers might be villains, but they
are not fools, and if they could sell as
much under the prohibition law, why
should they pay $1,000 for the privilege of
selling? Wholesale houses in the large
cities would willingly spend thousands to
repeal the prohibition law in any town.
Why all this, if prohibition was a failure ?
He then proceeded to show that the trade
of a town was not injured by prohibition.
Instances were cited in proof of his
position. The speaker insisted that if we
could not have prohibition, free liquor
would be preferable to any license, high or
[ low.
The discussion was- characterized by
earnestness and ability, and it is believed
| that it will do good.
j The missionary sermon was preached on
I Sunday at 11 A. M., by Rev. It. G. Patrick
from II Cor. viii: 7. After the sermon a
collection was taken up for foreign missions.
The convention then adjourned to
meet at Antioch church on Friday before
the fifth Sunday in June.
Correspondence of (lie Yorkville Enquirer.
LETTER FROM UNION COUNTY.
Etta Jane, March 30.?Nothing has
occurred during the past week that would
be considered news lor our readers. Our
people are hard at work and have little to
say or think about but making a living.
Should no mishap befall the fruit, wo will
have an abundant crop this year. Wheat,
oats and other vegetation is growing finely.
Planting operations are well advanced
for the time of year. A good deal
of upland corn is now planted. The indications
are that our farmers intend to try
for a crop of bread and feed stuffs. So far
the pledges to plant less cotton than formerly
seem to be in earnest.
Another railroad craze has struck this
section. Rumors are rife as to where it
will run through this section.
Mr. W. J. Mullinax, representing a firm
in Monroe, N. C., bought Hon. A. A. Sarratt's
cotton crop last week at an avererage
price of S)i{.
There is some talk that the water power
on Broad River, known as the Old Rolling
Mill place, is soon to go into the
hands of a Northern company for manufacturing
purposes. Should the reports be
verified, Western Yorlf and North Pacolet,
in Union county, will be improved
several hundred thousand dollars. We
will have the Pittsburg of the South in
our midst if the inexhaustible beds of ores
that lie dormant along Broad River and
in Northwestern York are developed;
whilo the illimitable water power, if properly
utilized, will be Lowell, No. 2.
The cow buyers have made a raid
through this section and took out some of
our domestic annoyances. The stock law
is a humbug for four months in the year.
As a consequence wheat and oat sowing
in the fall is nearly played out. Sigma.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
LETTER FROM ROCK HILL.
Rock Hill, April 1.?On Wednesday
night last, while Kev. j. a. uainey, minister
in charge of the colored Presbyterian
church at this place, was holding service
in his church, some person fired three
shots into his house, one passing through
a window. For some time there has been
some trouble among some of the church
members and the minister, which resulted
in the suspension of four of the ruling
elders.
At an early hour Friday morning Mr.
W. J. Waters, who was indisposed, took
through mistake, a dose of morphine,
thinking it was quinine. Soon after he began
to feel the effects and told his wife that
he was afraid he had made the mistake and
asked her to examine the bottle and see.
Upon examination she found the bottle
labeled morphine. Medical assistance was
at once summoned, and the necessary antidotes
were administered in time to save
his life. The dose taken was estimated to
be five grains.
The oat crop is looking very promising
and the prospect for a good crop is encouraging.
In a car load of meat, received at this
place last week, there was one side that
weighed 159 pounds.
The engine and boiler, to bo used by the
Construction Company, has arrived, and is
being put in position. It is sixty-horse
power. The building, which is 100 feet
long by GO feet wide, with an annex 18 by
40 feet, is nearly completed, and it will
only be a short time before they will be at
work. % Hal.
The Color Line in the Church.?
A Charleston dispatch of the 28th ultimo
says: The report of the committee appointed
by the South Carolina1 diocesan
convention of the protestant-'Episcopal
church, to try and arrange the settlement
of the color question, which led to
the secession of nearly all the Charleston
churches two years ago, is published today.
The report recommends a compromise,
which proposes to admit such color
ed clergymen to the convention who have
been in connection with the church for
twelve months prior to May 18. It also
proposes a separate congregation for colored
churches under the ministration of a
bishop. No provision is made for the admission
of colored lay delegates. The dioceasan
convention meets at Anderson in
May next. If the report of the committee
is adopted, which is doubtful, three colored
clergymen will be admitted to the convention,
but no lay delegates. A prominent
vestryman of St. Mark's, the aristocratic
colored church here,said to-day that
the terms would not be accepted. "We
will not secede from the church," said he,
"because we are in the church and propose
to stay there. We shall simply wait,
and if we are barred out of the diocesan
convention, we will carry the case to the
general convention." As to whether St.
Mark's would continue to pay its contributions
to the diocesan conventions, he
was not prepared to express an opinion.
The question promises to be a burning one
at the coming convention. At the convention
of 1887 mo. of the lay delegates
from the city churches, and several clergymen,
left the hall and ave not attended
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For the Yorkvllle Enquirer.
THE BETHEL PRESBYTERY.
Blackstock, S. C., March 29.?Presbytery
is to meet at this place, April 12th, at
8 o'clock P. M. As acting stated clerk, I
have secured reduced rates to Presbytery
on the railroads. Tickets will be sold to
Presbytery April 11th and 12th, good till
the 17th. Rev. J. H. Thornwell is to
preach the opening sermon.
Now, brethren, we want you to be here
at the beginning of Presbytery. And more
than this: we want you to come prepared
to stay till the close of Presbytery. PleaaM
get permission from your wives to reuaaifl
here till Tuesday (lGth) afternoon, as the
Presbytery will not likely get through its
business before that time. I have asked
the good people here to prepare to entertain
you till then. There is an immense
advantage by being at the beginning to
the end. Oftentimes important business
near the close of a Presbytery is transacted
by a mere handful, and sometimes important
business is passed by altogether. So
come on Friday, April 12, prepared to
stay till Tuesday, April 10. We will give
you a hearty welcome. We hope the approaching
Presbytery will prove a great
blessing to the cause of Christ within our
bounds. Yours fraternally,
W. G. Neville.
Correspondence or the Yorkville Enquirer.
NOTES FROM CLARK'S FORK.
Clark's Fork, March 30.-Our farmers
are in the midst of their planting operations,
a few having finished. We know
one who finished planting corn on the
23rd. Tie has been successful in the cultivation
of corn and the yield heretofore
has been entirely satisfactory. We attribute
importance to early planting, and
whether correct or not, few loads of Western
corn have, to the present, been distributed
among us.
The prospect for an abundant peach
crop is yet promising. The trees are in
full bloom.
Those interested are making an effort
to get a public highway from near Bethany
church via W. Meek Faulkner's, to the
Shelby road near Smyrna church.
The weather continues good and favorable
for farming operations, consequently
crops will be well planted, which is so
much necessary to make results satisfactory.
Wheat is not flourishing, but promises
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The Weather and the Crops.?The
weekly weather and crop bulletin, issued
by the signal office at Washington for the
week ending last Saturday, has the following
in reference to the cotton region:
louring the week the rainfall has been in
excess in the Southwest, including the
States of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas
and the greater part of Texas. About half
of the usuai amount of rain fell in the eastern
portion of the cotton region, and only
light showers occurred in all other districts.
The rains which occurred in Kentucky,
Tennessee and Arkansas improved the crop
condition in those States. In the Gulf
States the general effect of the weather is
favorable for planting corn, cane and rice,
which is about completed, and for cotton
planting, which is in progress, more r&ip
is needed in Texas ana Alabama. In the
Middle and South Atlantic States the
weather conditions were encouraging and
farm work is progressing rapidly.
The South Carolina weather service, in
co operation with the United States signal
service, furnishes the following for the
week ending last Saturday:
Rainfall.?The rainfall was about an
average throughout the State, fairly distributed
and favorable for all growing
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Temperature.?The temperature was
about an average, except James's Island,
which reports little amount injurious to
the truck farmers.
Sunshine?An average amount of sunshine
is reported with favorable conditions
for grain crops, except James's Island,
which reports little amount of sunshine,,,
operating injuriously to the truck farming
industry.
The Farmers' Review, published at
Chicago, says in its issue of last Monday,
referring to the crops in the wheat belt:
Spring has opened from two to four
weeks earlier than usual. The complaint
of drouth is quite general, except in Missouri
aud portions of Kansas, where
heavy spring rains have been abundant.
The condition of winter wheat is summarized
as follows: Illinois, average 97
percent, Indiana 95, Ohio 93, Missouri 99,
Kentucky 97, Kansas 1.08, Michigan 82,
Wisconsin 901. Nearly all the States report
a surplus of feed, and stock in an excellent
condition.
The Biggest Acre of Corn.?A. M.
Porcher, of Berkeley county, writes as follows
to the News and Courier: I have been
expecting to hear some one correct the
statement circulated quite frequently in
the public prints that l)r. Parker's crop of
corn (raised on one acre) was greater than
ever raised on one acre.
On the fifth page of the January, 187(1,
number of the .Southern Cultivator, Mr. W.
L.Jones, editor, refers specially to an acre
of corn raised by Mr. W. F. Turnley in 1875.
It was measured by a committee'of three,
appointed by Gravely SpringsGrange, No.
50(1, Graveley Springs, Lauderdale county,
Alabama. The yield of the acre was 221
bushels and 7 quarts. Jones refers to
the fact of the yield exceeding that of Dr.
Parker's acre (Columbia, S. C.,) by twentyone
bushels. Turnley planted three by
three, three stalks left in a hill. Seed
planted carefully selected and very productive.
I happened myself to have seen Dr.
Parker's celebrated acre of corn just before
it was harvested.
I send this item, having a copy of the
1875 number of the Southern Cultivate*.
The truth has always some interest. The
contestants will have to aim higher than
that of Dr. Parker's record.
Turnley lays great stress on his very
productive seed corn, which had been a
specialty with him.
Tiie Three C's.?Chief Engineer A. N.
Molesworth, of the Three C's Railroad,
reached Newberry on Saturday afternoon,
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burg over the line surveyed. He was accompanied
by Mr. A. B. llorison, who was
with the party that surveyed the line.
Mr. Moles worth was sent out to see if he
could not get abetter route between Blacksburg
and Union. He will rocommend that
the line be changed in the upper part of
Union county, so as to follow the direction
of Broad river some distance. Mr. Molesworth
says that everything is ready to
begin the work of grading, and the only
cause of delay is waiting on the supreme
court decision in the township bonds cases.
Messrs. Molesworth and Borison left Newberry
on Sunday to return to Blacksburg.
?[Newberry Observer.
? Greenville News: The reference in the
Clemson will case of Isabella Lee vs. It. W.
Simpson, executor, which was recently adjourned
from Charleston, was completed
on Friday from Pendleton, where the taking
of the testimony for the defendant was
finished. Special Master J. E. Ilagood
conducted the hearing at Pendleton, and
the plaintiff was represented by Jas. P.
Carey and the defendant by Senator Augustine
T. Smythe. The next appearance !
of the case will be at its hearing before j
Chief Jutice Fuller in Charleston in May. j
Swept nv a Hurricane.?Dispatches
from Samoa, received at the navy department
state that the American men-of-war
Trenton, Vandalia and Nipsic, and the
German men-of-war Adler, Olga and Fiber,
were driven off on a reef during a vio-:
lent storm and totally wrecked. Of the
American crews four officers and forty-six
men were drowned, and of the German
crews nine officers and eighty-seven men
were lost.
LOCAL AFFAIRS. !
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. A. Johnson, President?Stock hold era' Meeting
J. A. Darwin?A Pair of Danplo Grays,
Sam M. Grist?To the Public.
Withers Adickes?Alliances.
T. Dixon Moore?Notice to Trespassers.
Mrs. T. M. Dobson?The Now York bargain
House has for its Motto Low Prices and
Fair Dealing.
J. W. Dobson?Hay?Plow Stocks? Lime? ;
Harness, Ac.?Leather?Tobacco.
M. A H. C. Strauss?Low Prices.
W. C. Latimer?The bazaar Presents a perfect i
Palace of bewildering Novelties for Its j
Grand Opening To-morrow.
W. H. Rounullat A Co.?The "Shcriirs Sale"
Cigar.
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago RailroadChange
of Schedule.
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/There will be a meeting of the York
County Farmers' Alliance in Hunter &
Gates' opera house, on Friday next, the
5th instant. Mr. J. W. Reid, secretary of
the State Alliance, will be present and an
interesting meeting is expected.
}/ A YORK ESCULENT.
The department of agriculture at Columbia
ha9 received from Mr. W. 11. Smith,
of Clover, York county, a mammoth sweet
potato of the yam variety. When dug it
weighed twenty-two pounds and measured
sixteen inches in length and twonty-nine
inches in circumference.
KILLED ON THE RAIL.
On Sunday last, a negro named John
Poston was run over and killed by a
train on the Three C'sRailroad, near Henrietta
station, seventeen miles north of
Shelby., He was on top of one of th?
box cars and was knocked down fronf
the train by striking his head against an
overhead bridge across the railroad, and
falling between the cars he was run over.
SALES-DAY.
There was but one official sale of real
property on Monday last, sales-day for
April. This was a tract of land mortgaged
to C. (1. Parish by Mrs. Jane E. Love, and
was sold by Finley & Brice, attorneys,
under foreclosure, at the instance of the
mortgagee. The land sold was the mortgagor's
interest in the tract described in
the mortgage, and was bought by C. G.
Parish for $100.
THE KNIGHTS^OF HONOR.
The thirteenth annual session of the
Grand Lodge of the Knights of Honor, will
be held in Columbia commencing Wednesday,
17th instant, at 1 o'clock. There
will be present at this annual session over
eighty representatives to the Grand Lodge>
Of these fifty-seven are representatives of;
each of the Lodges so widely distributee^
throughout the State, besides members of
the executive committees of the Grand
Lodge. The Order of the Knights of Honor,
which is rapidly growing throughout
the State, now has a membership of over
3,000. Geo. W. S. Hart, Esq., is representative
of Home Relief Lodge of Yorkville,
and Capt. Withers Adickes alternate.
RAJLROAI) NOTES.
A change of schedule went into effect on
the Three C's Railroad last Monday. The
schedule, as changed, is published in our
advertising columns this week.
Col. T. PI Matson, so well and favorably
known as chief-engineer of the Three C's
Railroad, in the service of the Massachusetts
and Southern Construction Company,
has been compelled to resign the position,
as we are informed, on account of his physical
disability to discharge the duties of
the office, in consequence of the wound he
received several weeks ago by a lunatic, a
full account of which we have heretofore
published. We do not understand, how
ever, that his connection with the roau is
severed. His successor as chief engineer
is Mr. A. N. Molesworth, recently connected
with the Canada and Pacific Hailroad
surveys.
SUMMER TOURISTS.
With the enterprise characteristic of the
management of the Charleston, Cincinnati
and Chicago Railroad, Maj. Jno. F.
Jones, superintendent, has caused to be
printed a number of circulars for use by
those along the line of the road who may
feel disposed to accommodate boarders
from the low country and the coast cities,
during the approaching summer. These
circulars are intended to be filled out and
returned to Maj. Jones by any and all persons
along the road, or adjacent to it, who
may wish to take such boarders, and by
the said return he will be governed in
placing said tourists. This opportunity is
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noi coonneu 10 imu uuaiuiu^ nuuoto
in towns, but toauy person who ruay wish
to take boarders during the summer.
Copies of the blank circulars, which will
fully explain the object in view, can beobtained
either from B. N. Moore, agent of
the road at this place, or by addressing
Maj. John F. Jones, at Blaeksburg, S. C.
CHURCH NOTICES.
Episcopal?Sunday-school at 3.30 P. M.
Young men's union prayer-meeting will
bo held in the Methodist church next
Tuesday evening at 7.4") o'clock.
Presbyterian?ltev. T. R. English, Pastor.
Services next Sunday at 11 A. M. and
7.43 p. M. Sunday-school at 3 P. M.
Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 5
o'clock.
Methodist Episcopal?Rev. W. W. Daniel,
Pastor. Services next Sunday at 11
A. M. and 7.45 P. M. Sunday-school at 3
P. M. Prayer-meeting this evening at 7.45
o'clock.
Baptist?Rev. R. G. Patrick, Pastor.
Services at Union next Sunday at 11 A. M.
and in Yorkvillo at 7.45 P. M. Sundayschool
at 3.30 P. M. Prayer-meeting tomorrow
evening at 7.45 o'clock.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev.
J. C. Galloway, Pastor. The pastor being
absent, there will be no services in his
church next Sunday. Sunday-school at
3.30 P. M.
A MILITARY KSCORTX J
On the afternoon of the 28th (ff i}>&bruary,
last, Sheriff Crawford received information
which he deemed reliable, that on
the night of that day an attempt would be
made bv a party of men to lake from the
York jail, for the purpose of lynching, the
prisoners Charles McManus, John C. Feaster
and Charles Colston, charged with the
murder of W. C. Abernathy, on the night
of January 24th, last, and William Barnett,
charged with criminal assault upon
the daughter of Mr. Abernathy. The
sheriff acted promptly in the matter and
had the prisoners conveyed to Richland jail
for safe keeping, getting them out of Yorkville
only a few hours before the arrival
in town of the advance guard of the lynching
party. Finding their game had escaped,
the lynchers dispersed before coming
to the jail.
In consequence of this demonstration,
Goyernor ltichardson addressed the following
letter to C'apt. J. R. Lindsay, of
the Jenkins Rifles, at this place, under
date of the Executive Department, Columbia,
March 23, 18SD:
Cai'T. J. R. Lindsay, Yorkville, Dear
Sir: I have received information from the
highest authority, that there is some danger
of the repetition of the unfortunate
occurrence of several years since in Yorkville,
when some prisoners in the hands
of the court, which was actually in session,
were taken the night before the day fixed
for their trial, from the county jail of
York, and to the great injury of the character
of our people and State, as strict
adherents of law and order, cruelly murdered
in defiance of every principle of
justice, mercy and fairness.
Deprecating as 1 do the possible occurrence
of another such a disgraceful disaster,
I am determined to prevent so terrible
a misfortune to the community of
York, by the prompt use of the military
arm of this government, if necessary, and
have instructed therefore, the adjutantgeneral
to obtain from you full information
as to the strength, condition and efficiency
of your company, with the view
of ordering them into service, should the
emergency feared arise.
I would be glad, therefore, that you will
communicate at once all the desired par
ticulars to the office of the adjutant and
inspector-general, with such other information
as you may see proper to furnish.
I infinitely prefer, of course, to confide
to the citizen soldiery of York the protection
and preservation of the majesty of
the law within the borders of their own
historic county, in the assured confidence
that they will faithfully perform this
high and sacred duty.
This is a matter iu regard to which the
strictest secrecy should be preserved, and
I trust you will take instant and active
steps to place your company in perfect
readiness to aid effectively the civil authorities
in maintaining peace and order.
I am very truly yours,
J. P. Richardson', Governor.
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inner correspondence ionuweu, arranging
the details for the movement of the
soldiers, and in accordance with instructions
from the Governor, under date of
March 2!)th, on yesterday Capt. Lindsay,
with a detachment of his company,
and accompanied by Sheriff Crawford,
proceeded by railroad to Columbia for the
purpose of conducting the prisoners safely
to Yorkville, and, according to the Governor's
instructions, "guarding them until
there is no further danger of lynching."
The detachment consists of the following
non-commissioned officers and men:
Sergt. J. M. Starr, Sergt. M. C. Willis,
Sergt. Ed. K. McClain, Corporal It. H.
Dobson, Corporal M. W. White, Privates
Frank Hart, Donom Bell, Ed. Hobbs, It.
A. Parish, Dan O'Leary, It. E. O'Farrell,
Charlptr'Simmons, John A. Latta, Withera^ilickes.
f THE GRADED SCHOOLS.
The Yorkville graded schools opened on
Monday last under the most favorable auspices.
At the school for the white pupils,
113 presented themselves for enrollment,
and on yesterday the number was increased
to 117.
The teachers have been assigned as follows
:
Miss Ella Davidson, first and second
grades.
Miss Minnie Wilson, third and fourth
grades.
Miss Maggie Gist, fifth and sixth grades.
Messrs. Thackston and Watson, the
higher school.
The following is the classification of the
pupils:
Ilnyn. (ilrlit. Total.
First grade 14 7 21
Seccrnd grade, 5 10 15
Third grade, 0 13 22
Fourth grado, 15 7 24
Fifth grade, 11 11 22
Sixth grade, 5 7 12
Higher achool, 3 0 3
\J 117
^ Miss Zoraida Ingold has been secured as
teacher of music, and sheentered upon her
duties at the commencement of the term.
Her services will be devoted exclusively
to music, and pupils in this branch of study
will have special attention. Her qualifications
as a musician and teacher of the
piano and organ are well and favorably
known.
The following are the books adopted for
use in the schools:
Arithmetics?Sanford's Primary, Sanford's
Intermediate, Sanford's Coimnou School, and
Sanford's Higher. .
Geographies?Maury's Elementary, Maury's
Manual of Geography, and Maury's Physical
Geography.
Histories?Eggleston's History of the United
States; Davidson's History of South Carolina.
Grammars?Hyde's Practical Lessons in
English, book 1; Harpers' New Language Lessons;
Harpers' English Grammar and Composition.
Readers?Appleton's First, Second, Third,
Fourth and Fifth.
Spellers?Swiuton's Word Primer; Reed's
Word Lessons.
Physiologies?Eclectic series.
All of the above books, with the excep
tion of Reed's Word Lessons, Swinton's
Word Primer, Davidson's History of South
Carolina, and Hyde's Practical Lessons in
English, can be obtained by any pupil of
the Yorkville Graded Schools in exchange
for any book of a similar grade used in any
school of the county during the last five
years.
Any pupil entering the schools before
November 1st, 1889, and having no books
for exchange, can purchase books, at the
following prices: N
Arithmetics?Primary, 17 oonts ; Intermediate,
30 cents; Common .School, 55 cents ; High^
or, 85 cents.
Geographies?Maury's Elementary, 54 cents;
Maurv's Manual, $1.28; Maury's Physical,
$1.20. * i
Grammars?Harpers' and Hyde's?New Lam-guage
Lessons, 31 cents; Grammar and Composition,
03 conts ; Hyde's Practical Lessons,
part 1, 32 cents.
Histories?Egglcston's, $1.05; Davidson's, 00
cents.
Readers?Appleton's?First, 20 cents; Second,
32 cents ; Third, 42 cents; Fourth, 50
cents; Fifth,$1.00.
Spellers?Swinton's Word Primer, 15 cents;
Rood's Word Lessons, 25 cents.
On and after November 1st, 1889, the following
regular retail prices of the books
will be charged;
Arithmetics?Sanford's?Primary, 20 (rents.
Intermediate, 35 conts; Common School, <!5
conts; Higher, $1.00.
Geographies Maury's?Elemontary, 03
cents ; Manual, $1.41; Physical, $1.40.
Grammars?Harpers' Now Language Lossons,
38 cents ; Harpers' Grammar and Composition,
70 cents; Hyde's Practical Lessons,
part 1, 35 cents.
Histories?Eggloston's Elomentary History
of the United States, $1.25; Davidson's History
of South Carolina, 00 conts.
Spellers?Swinton's Word Primer, 18 cents;
Reed's Word Lessons, 30 cents.
Readers?First, 24 cents; Second, 38 cents;
Third, 49 cents; Fourth. 03 conts; Fifth, $1.17.
In deference to the wishes of the colored
people, they will have two separate schools,
one for each of their religious denominations.
At a meeting of tho board of trustees on
Friday night, teachers were elected as follows
:
For the Wesleyan School?Allen Alex
unuer.
For the Zion School?Rev. A. L. Keith.
These schools also opened withsL full attendance
as follows: Wesleyte^fiS pupils;
Zion, 21 pupils. Total, 59^/ X.
CIKCUIT COURT.
The April term of the circuit court for
York county, his Honor, Judge Fraser,
presiding, convened at 10 A. M. last Monday.
Immediately aftor calling the court to
order, the commission of W. Brown
Wylie, as clerk of the court, and the
commission of E. A. Crawford, as sheriff
of York county, were read and made
matters of record.
The list of grand jurors, drawn to serve
during the present year, was then called,
and all answered to their names as follows:
Joseph A. Adams, Rufus M. Allison, T.
B. Belk, Thomas E. Castles, E. B. Faulkner,
T. I). Faulkner, J. R. Gettys, J. S.
Glasscock, Ilenry Hope, E. B. Menden-^
hall, Joseph S. Mclvenzie, E. M. Law,,
E. R. Seapoch, James M. Smith, W. S.
Starr, C. G. Parish, N. B. Williams,
Thomas Wallace.
By instructions from the court, the
graud jurors retired for the purpose of
electing a foreman, and on returning to
the court room announced that Gen. E. M.
Law had been elected to that position.
His honor made no formal charge to the
grand jurors, instructing them mainly on
the following points:
That they have a general supervision
and oversight of the public officers of the
county, and while in the discharge of their
duty they should also investigate any
charge made against them. He also
charged them that they should see to it
that the statute laws of the State against
retailin, liquor without license, and
against gambling, are not violated. He
also called attention to the annual reports
of the county commissioners and the coun-!
ty treasurer, which were presented, and
which the grand jurors were directed to
examine.
A number of indictments were then
handed out by Mr. Solicitor McDonald,
and the grand jurors retired to their room.
The list of petit jurors, drawn to serve
during the first week of the term, was
then called. They answered as follows:
W. T. Broom, M. C. Byars, J. C. Brown,
J. I. Bolin, C. B. Brandon, Thos. L.
Boyd, R. T. Castles, W. H. Carroll, J. J.
Choat, J. W. Y. Dixon, Fenton Diggs,
T. M. Dobson, S. L. Davidson, D. A.
Fulton, J. T. Ferguson, S. L. Garrison,
Jno. M. Jackson, J. It. Kennedy, J. It. i
Lindsay, P. C. Manning, It. A. Moss, \Y. !
M. Mitchell, W. X. Nelson, L. It. Pierce, j
I). M. Robinson, J. W. Snider, X. M. Sandifer,
J. A. Shtirley, W. E. Sanders, T.
P. Whisonant, John Whisonant, (ieorge It.
| Wallace, J. J. Williams.?.'14.
Of the veniri, W. B. Adams was not
found by the sheriff, and Bowman Mer!
ritt, who failed to answer, sent a physician's
certificate that he was not in con!
dition to attend as a juror.
The continued and contingent dockets
were then called, but no cases on either
[ wero tried.
I The following cases, on "true bills"
j found at the present term, were disposed
of on Monday and yesterday:
.State vs. Jasper Partlow, colored ; stealing
a mule from S. 1). SLmril on the 2nd
j of January, 188!>. Pleaded guilty.
State vs. Richard Jeter, colored; bur!
glary and the larceny of three pieces of
meat from the dwelling of John McCullough,
on the 14th of March, 1888. Defendant
pleaded guilty of the second count,
which was accepted by the solicitor without
going to trial on the first.
State \s. Win. Edwards, colored; larceny
of live stock. Prosecutor, It. M. S.
Hopper. Verdict, guilty.
State vs. Michael Neal, colored; house
breaking and larceny. Prosecutor, Wm.
II. Carroll. Verdict, guilty.
State vs. John Ro/.zell, colored, forgery.
Prosecutor, A. B. Crosby. Pleaded
guilty.
State vs. Lee Itodgers, white; burglary
and larceny. Prosecutor, (1. Hani bright.
Verdict, guilty with recommendation for
mercy.
State vs. Jake Harnett, colored; highway
robbery. Prosecutor, F. M. Lynn.
Mistrial, the jury reporting at!) o'clock last
night that they were unable to agree,
when they were discharged.
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
The regular quarterly meeting of the
York County Medical and Surgical Association
convened at 1.30 P. M. on Monday
last in the old Masonic llall, the President,
J. It. Bratton, M. I)., in the chair.
Dr. It. Andral Bratton, secretary, proceeded
to caliche roll and the following
members answered to their names: I)rs.
J. It. Bratton, A. P. Campbell, T. R.
Carothers, T. W. Campbell, E. L. Glenn,
J. P. Kennedy, Jno. F. Lindsay, W. M.
Love, J. II. Saye, W. G. White, T. S. It.
Ward.
The name, of Dr. George Walker was
proposed for membership, and he was
unanimously elected.
Dr. W. M. Love, essayist, read a carefully
prepared and well written paper on
malignant epidemic dysentery, which,
after discussion by the members, was received
as information, with the thanks of
the Association.
Dr. Ward presented to the Association
the result of an operation for extra uterine
pregnancy, after two years, which was received
as information.
Dr. J. P. Kennedy was appointed essayist
for the next meeting. Dr. Miles Walker,
appointed essayist at the present meeting,
not being present, his appointment
was continued.
The committee appointed to draft resolutions
on the death of Dr. W. G. Campbell,
late a member of this Association, reported,
and the report was adopted. It
was ordered that the tribute and resolutions
be published, recorded in the minute
book of the Association, and a copy sent to
the family of the deceased.
The following were appointed delegates
to the next meeting of the State Medical
Association: Drs. .Jos. II. Saye, J. It.
Bratton. Alternates?T. It. Carothers, T.
W. Campbell.
Dr. S. A. Kell, at his own request, was
granted honorable dismissal from this
Association.
The meetiug then adjourned until the
finjt Monday in July next.
^^yt^EIiSONAL MENTION.
ViloryUohn J. 'Hemphill, the able and
popular representative in congress from
this district, is in town this week, and has
been warmly greeted by his numerous
jEHerrds.
Mr. Donam Hell, who enlisted in the
United States Army just five years ago,
returned to his home in this place on last
Wednesday?having been honorably discharged
from the service.
Mr. Charles L. Mills, a member of the
Corning, N. Y., bar, arrived here Monday
afternoon, and will probably decide to
make this his future home. lie is stopqpftig
at the Parish Hotel.
jAir. McDow of the law firm of Wilson
& Wilson & McDow, and formerly located
at ltock Hill, has changed his residence
to Yorkville, and is also boarding at the
Parish Hotel.
Mr. G. II. Weld, who for the-past two
years has been connected with the construction
department of the Three C's
Railroad, with his headquarters at Yorkville,
has been ordered to Johnson City,
Tenn., and left for his new field on Friday
evening last. During his residence here,
Mr. Weld favorably impressed all with
whom he came in contact, and made many
friends who wish him the most abundant
prosperity in the future. His son,
Mr. L. II. Weld, also in the employ of the
railroad, accompanied him to Johnson
City.
Major Dehon, of the Charleston World,
L. S. Mellichampe, of the News and Courier,
and B. McLure, of the Columbia
Register are in town, presenting the claims
of the journals which they respectively
represent.
Mr. Henry J. Thomas, of Florence, reached
here on Saturday last cn a visit to his
father, Mr. Edward Thomas, and remained
until Tuesday, when ho returned to
Florence.
C'apt. W. G. Gibbons, who has been connected
with railroad work here ever since
grading was commenced at this place on
the Three C's Railroad, will leave this
week, with his stock and outfit, for Richmond,
Va., where he has undertaken an
extensive contract of railroad work. His
son Charles, who has been here for several
months, will accompany him. C'apt.
Gibbons is highly pleased with this section,
and speaks of yet making his future
home in Yorkville, which his many friends
hew; hope that he may decide to do.
y4lr. C. M. Kuykendal,a student in the
'medical department of the University of
Afunrlnml nrrived home vesterdav to
spepd vacation.
Vm yesterday we received a call from
,Mr> Augustine D. Choat, of the Clay J fill
section of this county, and enjoyed a pleasautchat
with him about the old people
who have passed away, and the early days
of Yorkville. Mr. Choat is a native of
Mecklenburg county, N. C., having been
born on the 2oth day of February, 17U8, and
has been in the ninety-second year of his
ago since his last birth day. He has, however,
been a resident of York county for
about 83 years, sixty-seven of which have
been spent at his present residence. During
his whole life he has enjoyed excellent
health. His eye sight and hearing
are impaired, but not so much as to prevent
him from moving about with facility
and engaging in conversation without incouvenieuce
to himself or others. His
memory is remarkable not only as to
things of long ago, but as to events of
recent occurrence. As a citizen he has
been among the best, and has always enjoyed
the confidence and esteem of his
neighbors aud acquaintances.
? Governor Richardson hits granted a res-1
pite to theconvicted Pickens lynchers, sen- j
tenced to be hanged on Friday next, until
the lUth instant, which will allow abundant
time for the filing of petitions for the J
exercise of executive clemency, and the j
presenting of evidence of the propriety of
such action. The two condemned men are
Harrison 1 ley ward and William C. Williams,
both colored.
SOI Til CAROLINA NKWS.
? The ltev. E. X. Joyner has been appointed
by Bishop Ilowe to take charge of
and superintend the work of the Episcopal
Mission in and around Columbia.
? Mr. John A. Chapman is engaged,'11
writing up the annals of Xewberry, taking
up the record where it was left off by the
lion. J. Helton O'Neal I.
?Col. Jas. II. Bice, State superintendent
of education, Columbia, will give information
on the subject of Nashville r.ormal
college scholarships.
? The license for bar-rooinsat Winnsboro
has been fixed at $02o. This amount includes
only town license; all the necessary
licenses for the opening of bar-rooms
will cost $760.
? The case of W. 1). Kelly, white, tried
last week at Columbia for the murder
George Bateman, colored, ended on Saturday
night in a mistrial, thejury failing to
agree.
? Mrs. William Woolbright, of Anderson
county, committed suicide bust week by
jumping into a well. She had been in
bad health for some time, and committed
the rash act in a fit of mental aberration.
? The town of Edgefield is very desirous
of having a good graded school, and strenuous
efforts will be made to establish such
an institution. The project is receiving
the encouragement and support of the best
and most enterprising citizens.
? An interesting' session or tnestate Sunday-school
convention was held in Charleston
last week. Over 100 delegates were
in attendance, and much was done to advance
the work of Jhis important branch
of the evangelical church.
? The aspirants so far announced for tho
ofliee of U. 8. Marshal for the district of
South Carolina, are J. L. Strain, of Union;
S. T. Poinier, of Spartanburg; C. J. Pride, ,
of York, and,T. J. Tuomey, of Charleston.
Col. It. M. Wallace, of Sumter, authorizes
the statement that he is not a candidate.
? W. I. Mclvissick, ofGibbs P. O., Union
county, writes to the Union Times: "On
March 28th I lost my gin house, two gins,
all my cotton seed and one bale of cotton
belonging to Dee Bogan, by fire. X saved
my mill and engine by tearing down the
house. The fire was caused by matches in
the cotton while ginning. Summer Smith
came near being killed by the press lever
fallingon him."
? In thecourt of common pleas of Charleston,
Judge Witherspoon filed his decision
in the somewhat celebrated case of
the town of Summerville vs. Judge B.C.
Pressley. Judge Pressley was fined for
violating a town ordinance, which prohibited
the cultivation of more than oneeighth
of an acre of land within the town
limits. lie appealed and Judge Witherspoon,
after argument, dismissed the appeal
and affirms the decision of the court
below.
? There are no new develoments in the
Dawson murder. Mrs. McDow, wifeof Dr.
McDow, and her father have moved back
into the residence in which the murder was
committed and which has been unoccupied
since the tragedy. McDow will be indicted
at the June term of court, but It is
doubtful if the trial will take place at that
time, it being underwood that either a
postponement or a change of venue will bo
asked for by his counsel. There will be no
application for bail for the murderer.
? The April term of the United States
circuit court was-convened in Charleston
last Monday, and promises to be one of the
most interesting and important sessions
of the court ever held. Chief Justice
Fuller will preside and will be assisted by
Judge Bond, of the circuit court, and Judge
Simonton, of the district court. The case
of Isabella Lee against Richard W. Simpson
for the possession of the Fort Hill
urliinli uruu Iftff tn fhft ftfafA hv
the^ciemsdn bequest, and a number of
other important civil cases, will be tried.
? Says the C'amdep correspondent of the
Columbia Register: The Mt. Pilgrim Alliance
(colored) of -Kershaw county, who
a short time ago tried their hands at boycotting,
have been let off lightly, but it
was a costly experiment to them. The accuser
compromised by withdrawing the
charges, provided they would pay all cosis,
which amounted to $43. This action was
proper, as they, in their fright and having
tolie injail a week, were punished severely
enough, considering the fact that ignorance
on their part or the influence of some
smart rascal, was the cause of the|$: behavior.
?
? The Union correspondent ,df the News
and Courier writes: "Mr. Jadtajf* Strain,
of this county, who has been a life-long
Republican, has announced through the
Union Times that he will be a candidate
for appointment as United States Marshal,
lie says: "I will not be a candidate until
the expiration of the term of the present,
incumbent. I don't favor turning out oneman
to make room for another, particularly
when no good reason can be given for so
doing. I am not in favor of the knockdown-and-drag-out
policy. It won't do.'*
Mr. Strain losta leg in the late war, and no
doubt would make a good marshal.
? The State supreme court has rendered
a decision in the case of Jane E. Wilson,
appellant, against Geo. L. Hodeman, respondent,
which is of more than usual interest,
as it affects the general law of landlord
and tenant. The case especially involved
the question as to what constitutes
sufficient notice, by either party to the
other, to terminate tenancy from year to
year. The appellants claimed that three
months' notice before the end of the year,
computing from the beginning of the tenantry,
was the notice required by law.
The supremo court holds that the notice
required to tenantry must be given three
months before the end of the calendar
year, reckoning from January 1 to December
31.
? A grand rally of "straightout Republicans"
was appointed to be held at Walhalla
last Monday to denounce the so-called Independent
party in South Carolina and to
call upon President Harrison to iguore
that party in the distribution of Federal
patronage in the State. M. II. Bryce,
the Walhalla Republican, arrived at Walhalla
last Friday direct from Washington,
and gave out the call for the meeting. He
states that President Harrison said a few
days ago, to a party of South Carolina Republicans
who called on him in regard to
offices in this State, that he would have to
take care of the Independents. This is taken
by the old line Radical stand-bys as an
alarm of danger. Hence the Walhalla
mass meeting.
? The first case ever tried in the courts
of this State under the statute of 1859, allowing
damages to be recovered by the
wife and children, or other beneficiaries,
of a man who has been unlawfully slain,
came up in the court of common pleas,
Judge J. J. Norton presiding. The case
was the suit of Mrs. Sally Ilughes, administratrix
of the estate of John Hughes, deceased,
against Richard H. Jacobs, action
for $10,000 damages for the killing of John
Hughes by Jacobs. Jacobs, who is sixty
years old, and wealthy, was convicted of
manslaughter and is now serving a five
years' sentence in the penitentiary. The
widow of the murdered man sought to
recover damages, but the jury could not.
agree, and a mistrial was entered.
Ti i.k Attornev-Gkneralhhip.?The
rumor reaches Columbia from Washington
that ex-Associate Justice Willard is
an applicant for the place of United States
District Attorney fo.r South Carolina, and
that he is now in Washington and pushing
his claims for the place in opposition to
those of ex-Judge Melton and ex-Collector
Brayton. The rumor is considered authentic
by those here who are in a position
to know. Another rumor is to the effect
that Mr. R. A. Lynch, editor of the
Columbia Kveiling Record, has been positively
decided on for the office. The Columbia
correspondent of the News and
Courier says: "A good many people
believed the story, but it could not be
traced to a responsible source. Mr.
Lynch is said to have declared that he
had not applied for the position, but it is
asserted that he has faith in the correctness
of the rumor, lie holds the office of
supreme court librarian as a Democrat,
and runs an independent paper. It would
be interesting indeed, if he obtained a
Republican appointment."
Southern Progress.?The Tradesman,
published at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
says that the first quarter of LS89 shows the
continuance of the remarkable industrial
developements of the Southern States.
During the quarter there have been a number
of strong corporations organized in the
South, resulting in the influx of millions of
Northern capital. Tennessee, Alabaraaand
< ieorgia seemed to have received most attention
at the hands of Northern capitalists,
although much outside money was invested
in Kentucky and Virginia. A compilation
made by the Tradesman from actual
returns received by it shows that 091 industries
were established intheSouth during
the past three months against G2o new
new industries established during the same
period kist year.

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