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Straps and .facts.
? The first half of the year 1889 has been
disastrous to railroads. According to statistics
just published, eight railroads, with
a total of 2,G90 miles, and an apparent investment
of $125,570,000, have gone into
bankruptcy during the past six month.
? The New Orleans Times-Democrat,
takiug the data afforded by reports from
several of the States, estimates that very
nearly half of our cotton is now raised by
white labor, whereas thirty years ago not
over 400,000 bales, or one-tenth of the crop,
was raised by the whites.
? Judge Foster, of the United States
court at Topeka, for the district of Kansas,
last Friday rendered a decision to the effect
that no officer of Oklahoma has legal
authority to arrest or imprison offenders of
the law, inasmuch as that country is under
the jurisdiction of no court.
? At Denver, Colorado, Friday, Mr. Wyatt,
acting as secretary of state, was arrested
for refusing to comply with an order
of the court. He was sentenced to ten
flows in t.hp nnnnt.v ia.il. and is now COn
fined in that institution. It is expected
that a writ of habeas corpus will be issued
out i>r his release.
? The citizens of Kearney, Nebraska,
which has a population of 10,000, have undertaken
to raise $250,000 as a subsidy for
an eastern cotton manufacturing company
to remove the extensive plant to Kearney.
In two days $181,000 was raised, and the
remainder has doubtless been secured. It
wilt be Nebraska's first cotton mill, and
the Kearneyites are enthusiastic over the
prospect.
? The Wisconsin Grand lodge of Masons,
in annual convention assembled, have resolved
that saloon keepers and liquor
dealers are ineligible for membership, and
that those who are already in the order
cannot be advanced to higher degrees.
This course has been adopted by the States
of Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and
Michigan.
? One car load of GOO crates of LeConte
pears was shipped from Smithville, Ga.,
on Thursday, to Chicago, by Mr. w. W.
Thompson, proprietor of the LeConte nursery.*
It is thought that at least 12,000
bushels will be shipped from that point
alone. Cotton has given away to fruit
culture in South Georgia to a very great
extent, and the planters are making more
money by the change.
? Only five of the British officers who
fought at Waterloo were alive when the
seventy-fourth anniversary of the battle
came around on the 18th of last June.
They are Gen. George Whichote (as lieutenant
of 52nd light infantry;) General the
Earl of Albemarle (as ensign of 14th regiment;)
Lieut.-Col. M. P. Browne (as senior
cornet 11th light dragoons;) Lieut.-Col.
W. Hewett (as captain of the 3d battalion
14th regiment) and Major Basil Jackson
(as lieutenant of Royal Staff Corps.)
? In view of the serious trouble which
has been expected in St. Francis county,
Ark., on Monday of last week, the day for
holding the election of sheriff and assesor,
the former place made vacant by the killing
of Sheriff Wilson while the Forest City
?i/\f %vraa in nrnorroca tho ornupmnr 143110(1 ft
AAVTV TT UO III |/4V6iVWf v..v
special order the previous Saturday, in
which he ordered the disbandmentof six
militia companies recently organized in
that county, and the surrender of their
arms and equipments.
? The provision made by the last Congress
for the publication of the "records of
the rebellion," hereafter under the supervision
of a board of three persons, took
effect on the first of this month. The
effect will possibly be to lessen the liability
to the introduction of unofficial
matter. During at least eight years the
annual sum set apart for this purpose has
not exceeded $36,000, but now it is fixed at
$100,000, and as a result the volumes hereafter
will come out at least three times as
rapidly.
? The sheriffs of the counties of Alabama
met in Montgomery on Thursday and organized
a State Association. Their objects
and purposes are to mutually aid and assist
each other to enforce the laws of the State,
to arrest and bring to trial criminals and
fugitives from justice, to suppress lawlessness
and crime, using all lawful and reasonable
means within reach to accomplish
that end by prompt and energetic action,
and to afford mutual protection to members
of the association in the discharge of
their duties.
? Of the cotton seed oil industry in the
South, the Manufacturers' Record says:
"There has lately been unprecedented activity
in building new cotton seed oil mills,
most of which are independent of the
Cotton Oil Trust, though the Trust has, it
is generally reported, virtually secured
control of the Southern Oil company with
its 8 large mills. The Record publishes
this week a complete list of all the cotton
seed oil mills in the South, showing 213
mills with an aggregate capital of about
4')A AAA AAA ooairiat JA mills with n Pflnitnl
V-V)UVV,VVVj UgUIUUV IV I. . v.. *? v?.r..M.
of $3,000,000 in 1880.
? Mrs. John Tyler, widow of ex-President
John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va.,
on the 10th instant of congestive chill.
The death of Mrs. Tyler, once the young
bride of a president, who was even then
almost venerable from old age, leaves
Mrs. Polk, Mrs. Gen. Grant, Mrs. Garfield,
and Mrs. Cleveland, as the only surviving
wives of former presidents of the republic.
Mrs. Tyler's wedding, nearly half a
century ago, created something like the
same feeling of sentimental interest which
attached to Miss Francis Folsom's becoming
the wife of President Cleveland in
1886.
? At Mt. Pleasant, Florida, last Thursday,
Frances Cooper, a colored woman,
invited three other negro women, neighbors,
to dinner. After dinuer the three
guests were taken with convulsions, and
one expired in great agony. An investigation
established the fact of poisoning,
and Frances Cooper has since confessed
that she had a grudge against these women
arising through some neighborhood
quarrel, and had placed "rough on rats"
in a dish of butter beans for the purpose
of poisoning them. She said her husband
had urged her to do it. Austin Cooper,
her husband, told several stories about the
affair, but finally confessed his wife's confession.
The two surviving victims will
probably die.
? The Rev. l)r. Cleveland, of Indianapolis,
is a relative of President Harrison's
predecessor The broad-minded divine
recently astonished his congregation by
tho following words: "In the ninth and
tenth years of my ministry I was the
pitcher of a baseball club in the State of
Delaware, and while acting in that capacity
I never discovered that I was doing a
wicked thing, nor did any of my congregation
ever criticise me for my action.
There are religious people in this city who
are so peculiarly religious that if they
could not denounce the popular amusements,
they would lose half their occupation
and all their religion. May we have
common sense enough to increase the
number of our holidays."
? The following story comes from Atlanta:
Jake Morris, janitor of the city hall,
afld who belonged to every secret order in
MTie city, laughed himself to death last
'^Wednesday night. He attended the Masonic
lodge of which he was a member.
When he left the lodge room he was accompanied
by Professor Otto Sphar, who
had lost his hat and was compelled to go
bareheaded until they reached Morris's
room. Professor Sphar noticed that his
friend laughed immoderately, a thing
that seldom happened. The next morning
Morris was found dead by the servant.
The theory is that he laughed so immoderately
as to bring on palpitation of the
heart, to which he was suoject. Morris
invested all his earnings in life insurance
and leaves his two daughtersabout $24,000.
? A large crowd of people assembled at
Mount Hope church, Lamar county, Ala.,
on Sunday morning of last week, to witness
the marriage of Julius Shearer and MiuDie
Moran, two prominent young people of
the neighborhood. Just as the preacher
began the ceremony, Shearer sank to the
floor and died in a few moments. He had
heart disease, and the excitement of the
occasion brought on a fatal attack. Among
thoso present in the cnurcn was \v liuarn
Langley, a rejected suitor of Miss Moran.
At the first opportunity Langley approached
the young lady and told her that Providence
had interposed to prevent her marriage
to Shearer. He insisted that she
ought to marry him, as the Lord was clearly
on his side. Miss Moran finally consented
to marry Langley as soon as Shearer
was buried. Shearer's funeral took
place Monday morning, and on Tuesday
night Langley and Miss Moran were married
without Providential interference.
? Mr. George O. Jones, chairman of the
State National Greenback party, has issued
an invitation requesting all persons
who desire to aid in re-organizing the
National Greenback party, to meet in their
respective State and congressional districts,
on or before September 1 next, and
^ appoint one delegate and one alternate to
HLttend the National Greenback convenKL
tion, called to meet at Cincinnati, Sep- !
tember 12. The invitation is extended to I
"those who favor a distinct American i
policy regarding its finances, who believe !
that full legal tender notes, greenbacks,
issued by the government tor value received
in promoting the general welfare,
constitute the money which marks our
advancing civilization, makes the best
money the world ever saw, and should become
the permanently circulating medium
of the American people, the life of
whose free government they saved, and
that a party bearing their name should be
perpetuated to keep those great truths
constantly before the people." The call
says that the recognized party will also
advocate the payment of public debts according
to the original contract under
which they were issued ; the encouragement
of the American merchant marine
and of home industries; the limitations of
the debts of corporations to the amount of
stock actually paid up; the restriction of
dividends of corporations to a fair return
on the investment, and the restriction of
private ownership of land.
$hc ^ovhvillc <&nqnivev.
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YOltKVILLE, K. C. : \
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1889.
THE McDOW TRIAL.
We have purposely avoided commenting
upon the verdict as rendered by the
jury which acquitted Dr. McDow of the
murder of Capt. F. W. Dawson, our position
being that a verdict of acquittal in a
capital case, after it is rendered, is final,
and that it is best for all parties, to let it
rest without public comment or discussion.
But notwithstanding this view of the case,
we copy on the first page of this issue, a
calm and dignified review of the trial from
the editorial columns of the News and
Courier, the paper which for twenty years
bore the impress of Capt. Dawson's superior
talent and editorial ability. From
the time the death of Capt. Dawson became
known on the streets of Charleston,
up to the present day, the course of the
News and Courier?the paper which he
founded?bearing upon the great tragedy
that enlisted the attention of the entire
country, was commendable and praiseworthy
in an eminent degree. It sought
not, during the trial or preceding it, to inflame
public passion against the accused,
contenting itself with the publication only |
of such facts as it could obtain as to the j
commission of the deed, and when the (
trial came on, publishing from day to day, J
without a word of comment, an exhaust- (
ive report of the proceedings. Under (
these and other peculiar circumstances its }
editorial review of the case is entitled to (
the consideration of every newspaper
reader in the State. *
As the News and Courier remarks, the j
case against I)r. McDow isclosed ; but may {
not the result of that trial, on account of r
the widespread interest it attracted, have i
the effect to set the people to thinking? (
While, as we have said, the question as to *
Dr. McDow's guilt or innocence is settled
by the verdict, does not this and many j
similar trials in the State that have pre- j
ceded it, open up new questions for the t
people, and especially our legislators, to 1
ponder? *
One of these questions is a change of the j
present jury law as regards challenges.
Under the present practice, in a panel of I
thirty-six jurors the State is entitled to five *
peremptory challenges and the accused to j
ten, in all cases of felony. In our opin- j
ion, which is confirmed by the observa- {
tion of others who have given the subject
thought, the law should be so amend- (
ed as to deprive either the State or the s
accused of the right to challenge, ex- *
cept for cause shown. This, in a great {
measure, would deprive an accused murderer
of selecting a jury either to acquit or j
secure a mistrial, which latter course is a
favorite method should the former fail. ?
Under the present system, acquittal or c
a mistrial can be secured in any case, no '
matter how flagrant or direct the testimo- |
ny as to wilful murder, if the accused have j
tnnnAv or infhipnco. I)isruissin<? the ores- <
9ent jury law in reference to challenges, a >
prominent member of the bar remarked <
in our presence not long ago, that with the
jury law as it now stands, he would un- '
dertake,with a retainer of $2,000, to secure (
the acquittal of any person charged with <.
murder, regardless of the proven facts on f
the trial! With such an opinion of the *
law as this, and entertained by an emi- (
nent lawyer who has studied the subject, (
how ineffective it must be! The numbers (
of mistrials aud acquittals constantly oc- i
curring throughout the State would seem 1
to verify his words. *
It is useless to disguise the fact that by (
the verdicts of our juries in capital cases, j
South Carolina is looked upon as holding ]
human life too cheap, and while this is so, i
whether the assumption be true or false, 1
our State can never expect to keep abreast j
of her sister States in the march of progression
which all are desiring to make. |
We cannot expect immigration of a desira- i
ble class of settlers, nor can we expect a c
How of capital seeking investment in the (
development of our vast resources, so long
as by our acts we seem to place the shot {
gun superior to the law. ' ,
A ZKALM'S UOVEKNUK.
Governor Lowrv. of Mississippi, is iust {
now rendering himself ridiculous in the j
eyes of his countrymen by his pretended
efforts to capture the prize lighters Sulli- <
van and Kilrain, who recently disgraced J
civilization by a brutal display in the prize i
ring at the little town of Itichburg, in Han- }
cock county, Miss. For weeks previous to j
the fight it was known that the contest ,
would take place either in Mississippi or j
Louisiana, and the governors of these (
States had ample time and opportunity to '<
take effective steps for preventing thede- j
moralizing proceeding. True, some days in
advance of the meeting, they issued proc- ]
lamationsof warning to the pugilists and
their abetors, Clovernor Lowry evengoing i
so far as to invoke the aid of the militia of '
his State to aid him in maintaining the J
majesty of the law. ^
The principals, with several hundred
roughs assembled from all parts of the
country, were in New Orleans for two or (
three days, making no concealment of their (
intentions, but even having the effrontery t
to promulgate the statement that there (
was nothing in the statutes of Mississippi ]
prohibiting the friendly contest of the two t
champions of the prize ring. This may {
have weakened the governor of 1 .ouisiana,
and for the nonce misled the governor of '
Mississippi until he could look up the ^
ofotnfn in uwh ? f'two inside :\nd nrovided. >
The parties were permitted to embark t
quietly from New Orleans to the place se- t
| lected for the battle ground?Itichburg, a j
j "private" piece of property owned princij
pally by one man. Ilere the tight pro- \
! ceeded, the only demonstration made to t
j prevent it being the wild gesticulations of
| the sheriff of Hancock county, who with
i cane in hand rushed into the ring and in 1
' the name of the great State of Mississippi t
! commanded the peace. He then rushed c
I out of the ring, securing a good position 1
for witnessing the sport, while the princi- c
i pals and their second proceeded with the *
preliminaries. (
The tight ended, all parties returned un- t
i molested to New < frleans, from which city 1
j they departed at their leisure for their '
homes, and after Sullivan and Kilrain and (
! their seconds were safely beyond the reach J
i of cither governor, the chief executive of ,
I Mississippi instituted frantic efforts to r
:ause the arrest of the men by telegraph-!
ng to governors and police officers in disant
States through which it was supposed
hey would pass. As a consequence, Sul- \{
ivan was arrested in Nashville, Tenn.,
>ut released on a writ of habeas corpus and
jermitted to move on. Since then he has
ivaded further arrest, and Kilrain has M
managed to keep clear of the oflicers. j
Meanwhile, Governor Lowry is more
ihreatcning than ever in hiseffort to main- N
ain the dignity of his State, and is busily ^
mgaged in making arrangements for the
irosecution of all persons and corporations
. onnected in any way with the fight. And '
i big affair, he says, it will prove to be.
Sheriff Cowart, who witnessed the fight,
md Mr. Rich, of Richburg, are likely to 1<
>e participators, as well as other promi- v
aent parties in New Orleans and else- A
tvhere. The governor does not doubt that
lie will eventually get the principalsSullivan
and Kilrain?together with their
?angs, or some of them. This, of course,
provided the arrests are made in some
ither State and he can secure the princi- ^
pals by requisition. *:
The truth is, had there been a serious ^
lesire on the part of either governor to
prevent the tight, it could have been presented,
and that was the proper time for li
iction. (Jovernor Lowry has commenced tr
(lis heroic measures too late, and is only el
continuing the travcsity which might,as li
properly have ended with theseveuty-lifth C
round. a:
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.
The South Carolina Weather service, in
co-operation with the United States Signal fiy
service, furnishes the following for the c<
week ending Saturday, July 18th :
Kain fall?For the State was below nor- a
tnal. c<
Temperature?For the State waR little o;
ibove normal. i,
Sunshine?For the State was little above j
normal. '
Weather conditions?The rainfall for the ^
week has been but slight, and that in sections,
and fairly well distributed. The
temperature and sunshine have heen all
:hat could be desired by farmers, enabling f1
them to clean their crops from grass. Ow- ir
ing to the fact of the previous heavy rains, oi
the ground in many places is firmly pack- ^
id; an occasional shower will help its cul- (j'
tivation. Corn crops are assuredly made. f
Jotton prospects have improved, and in
>ome places cotton is blooming. Fruit in n
ibundance. ai
CROP REPORT. V
The estimates given below are based
lpon replies received from 212 special correspondents
of the Department of Agrieul;ure,
covering every county in the State, o;
)ne hundred and two correspondent report p
he weather favorable and nineteen un- fr
'avorable.
There has been a decided improvement
n the condition of cotton since June 1st, *
:he seasons having been very favorable i
;hroughout the month. Several corres- ^
indents report the crop "grassy" on ac:ount
ofexcessive rainfall,butgenerally the ,
;rop has been well worked and is "clean."
The condition on July 1st is: In upper
Carolina DO; middle Carolina 84; lower
Carolina 91. Average for the State 88, ^
igainst 81 at the same date in 1888, and 7(5
)n the 1st of last month. ?
The reports show good prospects for an T
iverage corn crop, though in some sections tl
:rops on bottom lands have been damaged jr
)y freshets and in other sections the bill bug ^
ind bud worm have caused slight damage,
fhe condition of upper Carolina is reported
it 100; middle Carolina 00, and lower S(
Carolina 9"). Average for the State 07, v
igainst 81 at the same date last year and ti
U nn tho 1st of last month.
The small grain crop was harvested in
ine condition. Wheat was slightly inured
by rust. The yield is estimated at ir
> bushels, or very nearly an average. The y
jroduct is reported as being 1 per cent. ^
greater than last year. The quality is re)ortcd
as being better by 91 correspond- 1
;nts, same by .'13, and inferior by 11. n
The yield of oats is estimated at 11 u
jushels per acre. Fall sown yielded 15, a
ind spring 7 bushels per acre. The total Ul
iroduct is estimated at 15 per cent, less ,
han last year. The quality is reported
Hitter by 41 correspondents, same by 73,
ind inferior by 80. P
The smaller crops are reported in good w
ionditiou?Sorghum at 03 ; sugar cane 04 ; 0]
!weet potatoes, SO; Irish potatoes, 82; garlen
products 85; peaches, 100; apples, 70;
jears, 84; grapes, OS; berries, 07; waternelons,
03. fc
The crop bulletin, issued last Saturday st
>y the signal service at Washington, says: 2\
The week ending July 13th has been C(
slightly warmer than usual from the midlie
Atlantic States westward to the Mis- f,
souri valley, while the temperature has
ieen slightly below the normal generally
hroughout the Southern States and Mary- b<
and, the greatest departures occurring fe
ilong the New England and Gulf coast, tc
vhere the daily temperature averaged
hree degrees below normal.
There has been an excess of rain during
he week generally throughout the north- It
vest. A large excess of rainfall also oc- h
urred along the east Gulf coast, including
southeastern Louisiana, northern Florida,
ind the southern portions of Mississippi
md Alabama. Heavy local rains also oc- ti
;urred in Arkansas, western Tennessee, ]
. entral Indiana and southern Virginia.
The rainfall was less than usual in all ^
>ther districts, although well distributed -
ains occurred throughout the Gulf States, nr
.vestern Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, J-Can- ai
>as, and Southern Illinois and Missouri. n
rhe rainfall for the season continues in excess
from New York south to Florida, and .'
n Texas, the west portion of Kansas and
xr_ l i x t xl til? ! ?
xeurasKa, eastern iowa, norinern minois
ind the eastern portion of "Wisconsin. In T
;he central portion of the cotton region the y,
rainfall generally exceeds 80 per cent, of yj
he normal.
In the principal corn States of the cental
valleys the season of rainfall has been
.inevenly divided, but the greater portion .
)f the area has received about SI) per cent,
if the normal fall. There is, however, a "
veil marked area in the Ohio valley, in- Y
dudingsouthern Indiana, southwest Iowa, it
ind the northern portion of Kentucky, in j]
vhich the season's rainfall ranges from f>"> ftl
:o 70 per cent, of the normal. .
The weather during the week has been
generally favorable to growing crops w
:hroughout the corn and wheat regions of rc
:he central valleys, extending from Ten- bi
lessee north to the lakes, and from Penn- C(
iylvania west to Kansas, Nebraska and
Dakota. Crops are reported as improved
n the spring wheat region of Dakota and al
Minnesota, where harvesting is in progress hi
n the southern counties. The weather ac
las been favorable for harvesting in the p]
vinter wheat belt, and the work of secur- j.
ng the crop is well advanced, reports in- ,
licating an average yield. Reports from
ill the corn producing States indicate this di
rop, which is in tine condition, wasgreaty
improved. This applies not only to the
orn producing States of the North, but to
Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. li'
Excessive rains in the Southwest have ol
njured crops, especially cotton, in Missis- h
sippi, Louisiana, Eastern Arkansas and yj
lorlions of Texas. In the last named
State crops are improving, but too much
ain is reported in localities. 1
Auolitiox in Bit axil.?The law for
lie abolition of slavery in Brazil went into li
dfect last year, and the papers of Rio de V
laneiro have been giving accounts of its
iperation and results during the year. The ol
Itio News says it has now been proved that hi
he apprehensions and predictions of dan- gi
jer from emancipation were unfounded. \
Flie freed men have kept the peace, having ?(
nade no attempt to overturn the social *
irder of the empire, and have been diligent
in doing the work for which they are ^
laid on the plantations. "In short," says di
lie New York Sun, "it is evident from c*r
lie experience of the past year that the
ibolition of slavery in Brazil has not
>rought about tho evils which were prelicted
from it, but has been advantageous pi
n many ways to the people of all races in tl
he country."
? In the Oconee court of common pleas j j**
ast week, Judge Hudson decided that the ! c
nother of illegitimate children could not j c
:laim homestead. This is one point of the J ^
lomestead law which has never been de-;
rided by our supreme court. Judge Hud- i *
ion holds that one must be the head of) H
i lawful family to bo entitled to the right j K
>f homestead and exemption under the (j
institution and laws of South Carolina, j ^
Phc case against Newman Crenshaw, I.
\. Hunter and (ieorge W. Sadler, in- j
lic.ted for libel against several prominent '
>cople in Walhalla and West Cnion, by i
>osting obscene hand-bills, after pending j co
iver two years, was brought to trial and I to
csulted in an acquittal. I w
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
MOW A I> VIOKTISIOM10NTS.
. A. Crawford?Sheriffs Sale.
II. MeCorkle, Probate Judge?Citation?J. j
II. Colt harp. Applicant?Miss L. C. Mi>
lOlhauey, (lurcasctl.
, C. Sturgis, Principal?McConnellsville .
Academy.
frs. L. M. Homier, Principal-Due West Fo- I
male College,
ewis M. Crist?Tho Corbin Disk Harrow, j
See Fourth page.
Irs. T. M. Dobson?Down She Coos.
Zithers Adickes?Croceries.
ennedy Pros. A I'arron?Summer Coods? i
Closing Out the Hemnants Regard less of j
Cost.
. Y. Cartwright A Co.?Whip Your Horses, i
YORK ALLIANCE.
A called meeting 01 too iotk uiumy |
armors' Alliance will bo hold in York-!
ille on Friday, the 2nd of August next. I
. full meeting is desired.
MATCH GAME.
A match game of base ball will be 1
layed in Yorkvillc to-morrow between
le Queen City Rase Hall club of this place,
nd the Clover club. The game will he
died about .'5 p. in., on the grounds of the ,
:ucen City club.
CHESTER FAIR.
We have received a copy of the premium !
st of the eleventh annual fair of the dies-1
?r Agricultural, Horticultural and Me-I
lanieal association of Chester, York, Faireld
and Lancaster counties, to bo held at
hester, commenceing October 22nd, ISSJ),
nd continuing four days.
COMPLIMENTARY GERMAN.
TOn-Wcdnesday night last a german was
Iven by young gentlemen of Yorkville,
)inplimentary to the visiting young laies
in town. It is described as a brilliant
(fair, there being on the floor twenty
Duples representing the youth and beauty
f Yorkville and several of the neighborig
towns. The german was led by Mr.
eroy Springs, of Lancaster, and Miss
Tary Lou Coward, of Yorkville.
PROTRACTED M EETING.
At the Raptist church a series of revival
lootings is being conducted, the pastor belg
assisted by Kcv. A. (?. McManaway,
f Charlotte. The meetings are attended
y large congregations, and a considerable
egree of interest has already been mani>sted.
Services will be held every moring
and night during the present week,
nd we are requested so say that all are inited
to attend.
NCjIIS 7?TH BIRTHDAY.
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat
f last Wednesday we take the following
leasant paragraph in reference to our old
iend, Mr. 11. C. Kerr:
Mr. It. C. Kerr, one of the officers of the
few Orleans Cotton exchange, and long
nd favorably known in commercial circs
here, was warmly congratulated on
lianere on his seventy-sixth birthday.
lr. Kerr also received a number of agreeL>le
souvenirs from old friends.
./ BURGLARY OF A STORE.
Restore of Mr. Hanks Good, at Bullock's
i4ek post oflice, in this county, was burlariously
entered on Sunday night last,
he entranco was effected by boring
irough the back door and removing the
on bar that secured it. The burglar robed
the house of nearly two boxes of tobac),
a case of jewelry, a quantity of shoes,
>me cravats, a lot of ladies' neckwear and
arious other articles, the total amount esmated
ut *150.
DUE WEST FEMALE COLLEGE.
Attention is directed to the announcelent
in our advertising columns, of Due
/est Female college for the college year
eginning on the 7th of next October,
his college enjoys a reputation second to
o similar institution in the State, and
nder its present able management, with
full and efficient faculty, it will contine
in the high position which it has so
mg maintained. By the catalogue for
i88-80, we learn that the attendance of
upils during the last session was 101,
hich is a fair evidence of the popularity
F the college.
PARDON REFUSED.
The governor has refused theapplication
>r the pardon of John Davidson Cash,
mtenced by Judge Fraser at the last
pril term of the sessions court for this
>unty, to the penitentiary for five years
>r burglary and larceny. Cash is a North
arolinian, as also his partner in crime,
ohn Samuel Ward, both white men, and
oth tried and convicted, of the same ofmce.
viz.: bureiurv and larceny commit
id on the premises of W. P. Boyd, in this
junty, on the night of March 22, 18SJ).
ash is a confirmed invalid, which doubtiss
explains the premature application
is for pardon.
w. cCt. it.
The next meetingof the Woman's Chrisail
Temperance Cnion will he held at
io residence of Mrs. IT. F. Adickes,
romptly at (I p. m., on Wednesday next,
Itli instant, it is contemplated to relain
in session not exceeding one hour,
id therefore prompt attendance of the
iembers is requested. An invitation is
(tended to all ladies not members, to af>ik1.
There will be a meeting of the Loyal
emperancc Legion, composed of the
iiung people, at the residence of Miss
(aggie.llist, on Friday next, at (> p. ni.
l)It. SAM HULL.
Thfe many friends of Dr. Sam Kell will
.i pleased to learn of his movements since
is removal from his old home at Fort
till. When he left that place last spring,
was with the expectation of removing to
llinois ; but he first went to Mississippi,
id after remaining there a short while
c decided to go to Hot Springs, Arkansas,
here, as we learn by a business letter just
sceived from him, he now is. lie has
night the Brunswick hotel and an adja;nt
infirmary at Hot Springs. The hotel
mtains ol rooms and tho infirmary ;ll
[lartinents. It is his intention to combine
at el and hospital, thus enabling him to
^commodate all classes, the sick or the
leasure seeking tourist; and from his
nown ability to please the public, we
aubt not he will make a success of his mistaking.
/ postal affairs.
A ne.xf post office, to be known as Losse's,
Kas been established at the residence
' W. S. Lesslie, on the Three C's railroad,
i the eastern part of this county, with
[r. Lesslie as postmaster. This ollice is
2ar the otlice formerly known as Coates's
avern, and will supply that section of the
>unty.
A new post oftice has also been estabshed
at Harmony, in this county, with
L F. Anderson, postmaster.
There are twenty-one presidential post
ilices in this State, the salaries of which
nve just been adjusted for the year boinning
the 1st instant. The salary of the
' ? Ml.. I.wf
OTK. Villi1 UlllL'C I I'll J. Ull.-) Hiu numu 11.1 111.1v
ear, viz.: $1,1(1(1.
The contract for transferring the mails
'tween tiie post oilier; and the Three C's
epot has been awarded to Calvin Hrian,
dored, beginning to-morrow.
THH COltX CONTEST.
The Charleston News of last Sunday
uhlishes a list ol the contestants for the
lousand dollar prize to ho paid for the
rgest yield of corn produced on one acre
y a South Carolina farmer. According
i this list there are seventy-eight con- j
stunts in the State in dillerent counties
om the sea shore to the mountains, j
he following are the contestants in |
ork: Dr. W. 1-1. Erwin, Yorkville; A. j
1. White, W. II. Stewart, Jtock Hill;,
. M. Allison, Hickory (irove; K. T. j
illespie, Tirzah. In Chester county, S. j
r\ Wright and W. F. Coleman, Chester; j
'. o. (luy and J. (). Darby, Eowrysville. I
he correspondent says : ! (
"The prize crops are said to he in ex-j1
-llent conditions, and as yet there is no ;
lling which is the best acre. Persons I
ho have seen the competing corn say I
that most of the plats have from 1,500 to
2,700 stalks to the acre. One field is reported
as now having 2,200 stalks with an
average of two ears to the stalk. Those
who have inspected the different acres all
say there will be a big yield from each of
the plats. A prominent man who has
seen the acres, otters to bet $50against the
field that South Carolina will win the $1,000
prize. The different contestants need
not be at all fearful of the result. They
have a good chance, and the Palmetto
State has won the prize before this."
I)K. AV. S. Cl'KHIOIili.
Yorkville is proud of her sons, many of
whom go abroad and fill positions of honor
and trust or achieve distinction in the
professions, which, on account of the limited
sphere, are not attainable to them in
their native home. A conspicuous example
is that of Dr. \V. Spenser Currell,
now a professor in Davidson college.
From the Charlotte Chronicle we learn
that during his present vacation he has
accepted a position to4each a four weeks'
session in the English branches at the
Atlanta Chatauqua. The subjects he is to
teach will be English language, including
old English, English literature and
Shakspeare? King Lear. lie will also deliver
four lectures during his stay, as follows:
1. Shakspeare-Bacon controversy ;
2. Origin and structure of words;:5. History
and significance of words; -1. Mrs.
Browning?Woman and Poet.
CHURCH* NOTICES.
Episcopal?Sunday-school at 5 p. m.
Young men's union prayer-meeting will
be held in the Presbyterian church next
Tuesday evening at fi.fiO o'clock.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor.
Services next Sunday at 10.30 a. m.
and 8.30 p. m. Sunday-school at 5 p. m.
Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 8.30
o'clock.
Methodist Episcopal?Rev. W. W. Daniel,
Pastor. Services next Sunday at 10.30
a. m. and 8.30 p. m. Sunday-school at 5
p. m. Prayer-meeting this evening at 8.30
o'clock.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev.
J. C. Galloway, Pastor. Services next
Sunday at 10.30 a. m. Sunday-school at
4.30 p. m.
Baptist?Rev. R. G. Patrick, Pastor.
Services at Union next Sunday at 11 a. m.,
and in Yorkvillo at 8.30 p. m. Sundayschool
at 4.30 p.m.
?
TAXABLE PROPERTY IN YORK.
County Auditor Williams has finished
his abstract of the returns of all the property
in York county, both real and personal.
The total taxable property in the county,
not including railroads and telegraphs,
is $">,000,055, of which amount 83,335,315 is
returned on real estate, and $1,754,740 is
returned on personal property, money and
credits. The following is the return by
townships, of the value of real estate in
the respective townships, including real
estate in towns and villages :
Bethel, $ 24(5,280
Bethcsda,
Broad River, 202,215
Bullock's Crock, 200,700
Catawba, 5S4.005
Cherokee, > 330,415
Kbene/.er, 244,075
Fort Mill, '. 252,2.50
King's Mountain, 2(50,545
York, (524,SsO
Total, 83,335,315
The total value of real estate in towns
and villages is returned at $039,010, included
in the above.
The total number of acres of land is returned
at 474,310, valued at $2,319,700;
buildings, 2,881, valued at $370,000. Total
value of real estate not in towns and villages,
$2,G95,705. In the towns and villages
of the county there are 811 lots containing
817 buildings. The aggregate value
of the lots is returned at $105,705, and
the buildings at $473,855.
The total personal property by townships
is returned as follows:
bethel, S 140,025
Hothesda, 117,545
Hrond Kiver, i!4,475
bullock's Crock, 108,930
Catawba, 405,170
Chorokne, 110,1115
Ebone7.Gr, 07,075
Fort Mill, 125,130
King's Mountain, 11S,SS0
York, 378,525
Insurance, Catawba, 5,220
Insurance, York 4,100
Total, $1,751,740
The following is a classified list of the returns
of personal property:
1,818 horses, valued at $108,200; 0,471
cattle, valued at $70,190; 3,780 mules, valued
at $223,424 ; 2,088 sheep and goats, valued
at $2,078,5,159 hogs, valued at$13,437;
759 gold and silver watches, etc., valued at
$18,912; 203 pianos and organs, valued at
$14,700; 3,704 pleasure carriages, valued at
$80,898; 2,740dogs, valued at $13,785. Average
value of property appertaining to
merchandise, $272,195; average value of
property appertaining to manufactures,
$7,775; valuo of manufactured articles on
hand for one year or more, and of engines,
tools, etc., $233,100; value of money, including
bank hills and circulating notes,
$25,895; value of all credits, $389,225; value
of stocks in any company outside of the
State, except national hanks, $590; bonds
not exempt from taxation, $58,005; value
of all other property, $200,349.
In addition to the returns above given,
should be included the following railroad
assessments:
Chestor and Lenoir, 20 miles, at $2,500
per mile, $05,000; buildings, shops,
etc., $9,900, $ 74,900
Char., Col.and Augusta, 22 0 10, at $10,500
por mile, $237,300; buildings, etc.,
$4,300, 241,000
Atlanta and charlotte Air-Lino, 75
miles, at $13,500 per mile, $102,937;
buildings, $1,000, 103,937
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago, 54
8-10 miles, at $5,000 per mile, $274,000;
buildings, etc., $4,550, 278,550
Ceorgia, Carolina and Northern, 8 miles
at $2,5oo por mile,$20,000; buildings,
? .. v fnn 90 .loo
Total railroad property, s 71!'.Its7
Value of real property, .'!!">
Value of personal property, 1,7"? 1,7411
(arand total,
LECTURE ON* EGYPT,
llev. John Giffen delivered tin entertaining
and instructive lecture in the Presbyterian
church last Sunday night. Mr.
Gifl'en is a missionary of the United Presbyterian
church, and since 1ST") lias been
prosecuting his labors at Osiout, a city of
about 10,000 inhabitants, and located on the
Nile some two hundred and lifty miles
south of Alexandria.
The speaker introduced his subject by
reading the l!?th chapter of Isa'ah, in
which the prophet foretold the utter confusion
that has since befallen the land of
the Pharoahs, and while reading, remarked
the literal fulfillment of the wonderful
prophecy by comparison of the Kgypt of
to-day with that of the time of Isaiah,
lie took his text from the 22d verse of the
chapter: "And the Lord shall smite
Egypt: lie shall smite it and heal it."
In the course of his lecture, Air. Gifl'en
gave his audience a brief and comprehensive
sketch of the past and present social,
political and religious condition of Egypt.
Going back to the magnificent civilization
of ancient times, at its zenith long before
anv of the western nations had emerged
from barbarism, lie traced the country's
gradual decline through its sueccsive
stages, until ground down by oppression
it had reached the lowest depths of ignorance,
superstition and degradation. Then,
under the influence of the missionary
work, iie described the country as rapidly
rising from this fallen condition, making
marked progress upward, and abundant
indications of the early fulfillment of the
promise, "and heal it."
TilK STATU PKXSIONKKS.
All the pension rolls have been received
from the clerks of court of the respective
counties, and are now on file with Secretary
ofState Marshall. The Columbia correspondent
of the News and Courier has
made a summary of these rolls. There is a
total of 1 ,!Ki2 pensioners?f>30 white males,
1,300 white females, and 3 colored males.
These last named are 1 each from the counties
of Abbeville, Berkeley and Clarendon.
Spartanburg heads the roll with 103 pensioners.
Creonville follows with 120, and
Anderson comes in for a good third with
12:5. York has 03?32 males and 01 females,
1 and Laurens, Edgefield and Oconee come
; next in the order named. The counties j
i with the smallest numbers of pensioners
j are Beaufort with 1, (Jeorgetown with 2,
: Berkeley 1!), and Sumter 20. In reference
to the payment of pensions the correspondent
says:
It must be remembered that the expenses
this year have heen necessarily heavy be-:
cause the Act establishing these pensions |
for this year authorized the payment of
per day to each of the three members of
the county boards, their services not being
payed for more than eight days. The 1
pay of these commissioners amounted to j
S2,l")0, which was paid from tin; ?."it),()()()
appropriated. Next year this expense i
will not be necessary, as the work of the i
commission has been done. The proba- i
bilities are that the pension roll will num-1
her 2,0(10 next year, and this number will
require an appropriation of s72,(i(io to pay
each of them *0 per month as is intended. 1
vN4m;hsonai* mention. y]
^Miss Annie Uawlinson is visiting her j
Ulster in Wilmington, X. C. '
Mr. Bcnard I). James, of Union, is visiting
relatives and friends in this place.
Miss Minnie Warren, of Richburg, is
visiting relatives and friends in Yorkvillc.
^Mlss A. Ci. Milan, of Charleston, is in
Yorkvillc, visiting Miss (Irace McHlwoe.
"^rfr. C. K. Spencer and family left yesterday
afternoon for Blowing Rock, X. C.
Mr. Jas. (?. McCantsand wife, of Winnsboro,
are visiting Mrs. Withers Adickes's
family.
-^Irs. Wm.T. Moore and her little son, of
this place, are visiting relatives and friends
in Chester.
"gfliss Luta Fewell and Miss Lilla Belle
McConncH, of Kbene/.er, are in Yorkvillc,
visiting Miss Jessie hatimer.
^Misses Minnie and Daisy Berry, of Lancaster,
arc in Yorkvillc, visiting the family
of Mr. S. Rufus Moore.
Mrs. Jailey A. Arledge and daughter,
Miss Mary, of Charlotte, X. (J., are in
Yorkvillc, visiting relatives and friends.
^Miss Isabella Bratton, daughter of (fen.
.fbhn Bratton, of White Oak, Fairfield
county, is in Yorkvillc, visiting Miss
Ilattie Bratton.
Mr. Tom (loodrom, formerly of this'
place, but now a telegraph operator in
Charlotte, spent Saturday and Sunday in
Yorkvillc with his relatives and many
friends.
Mrs. C. (i. Parish, with her son Latta and
little daughter Lillie, left on Monday last
for Mecklenburg county, Ya., where Mr.
Parish is engaged on a railroad contract.
Mr. Parish's family, all of whom are now
with him, will probably remain in Virginia
until he completes his work there.
Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Knquirer. j
LETTER FROM" BLACKSBIIRIi. I
Blacksmuko, July lo.? In conneetioA
with some suggestions 1 made in two fori
mer letters in regard to getting some oA
the farmers from the recently Hooded'
districts of Pennsylvania to come and settle
among us, I quote the following from
the leading editorial in the News and
Courier of the l.'lth instant:
"The statement was published on Sunday
that the commissioner of immigration
for the Stato of Virginia will start at an
early day on a tour of Western Pennsylvania.
The motive of his journey is explained
as follows:
'Correspondents from that section inform
the Virginia agricultural department that there
are very many families of farmers intending
to leave the coal regions who are looking for
desirable homes. They are generally men
who can sell their coal lands at good prices,
and are leaving the disagreeables that attend
farming in a coal mining region. Literature
descriptive of Virginia has been sent to this
section in answer to letters and through railroad
agents, and Judge (Jrattan will now go
to see them personally and have lists of land
for sale in the several counties to show them.' "
I feel sure that our county and State can
offer as tine inducements as Virginia can,
and 1 hope our commissioner of agriculture
will he induced to make a practical test of
the matter.
The engineer corps of the Three C's railroad
returned here last week. They finished
up the work of locating the line for
the Augusta division from this point to
Newberry, connecting there with C'apt.
ltamseur's location. They are at present
engaged in making some slight changes
in the line from here to Broad river.
The Cherokee High school opened in
the academy at this, place on yesterday,
with Mr. J. T. Moore, of Union, S. C.,as
principal, his br .ther, Mr. S. W. Moore,
isassociate principal, and Miss Lela Davidson,
of Charlotte, North Carolina, as
assistant. The average attendance of
pupils is 125. This is Mr. Moore's second
session as a teacher here, and \vc are glad
to welcome him hack. 1 Ie is a young man
of fine attainments, polished manners,
energetic and systematic, has had considerable
experience in teaching, and is well
qualified to build up a splendid school,
if he only has the proper encouragement
and help from our people. I am happy
to say that it will not bo long before we
will have a handsome and commodious
brick school house, and that, together
with our fine climate, railroad facilities,
and excellent teachers, will make our
town a desirable place for persons wishing
to educate their children.
The Episcopal church is nearly completed
and will be consecrated in September.
It is about ready for the paintor's
brush, and Mr. B. Gaines, of Gaffney City,
an accomplished and experienced painter,
has been engaged to oil and paint it.
Air. GivensGallagherdied hereon Thursday,
11th instant, in the 77th year of his
age, and was buried on Friday afternoon in
the cemetery, ltev. J. A. Stafford officiating.
Mr. Gallagher spent the most of his
life in Chester county, having moved here
about a year ago. lie was well known in
this county, however, and was regarded
as an honorable, upright, useful citizen,
and a consistent member of the Pres
byterian church in which ho served as an
elder for over thirty years.
Four nice cottages have recently been
built by Mr. M. It. Iteese, three on academy
street and one on Peach tree street.
The Three C's railroad has nearly completed
a paint shop, after which they will
bo enabled to repaint and varnish their
rolling stock at this place. Some of the
cars which came first and have been the
longest used on the road, already show the
need of it.
The lumber is already on the ground
for anew machine shop, and some of the
machinery has arrived, and thoshop will
he so thoroughly equipped, that it will not
be necessary for the company to send any
of their rolling stock to other shops for
repairs.
It is gratifying to all who are interested
in our new road, that while the roadbeds
of other railroads were more or less
impaired by the recent heavy rains, that
of the Three C's remained intact, w. a.
? 4- Correspondence
of the Yorkville Enquirer.
LETTER FROM ROCK HILL.
JIock JIir.l, July 1(5.?Our town is now
to have another cotton factory. Your correspondent
was aware of this for several
weeks, but before giving it to the public,
preferred to await developments. It is
now an assured fact. Mr. J. L. Trainer, of
the Patterson Mills, Chester, Pa., advertised
a proposition to move his plant to the
South, and also addressed a letter to Mr.
John It. London, president of the Standard
mill, who was at that time in the
northern markets purchasing more machinery
for it. lie was wired to call on
Mr. Trainer and say that all the funds necessary
for purchasing the building, engine
and boilers was raised, and to secure the refusal.
Mr. London called on Mr. Trainer
and secured the refusal of the machinery.
I On his return, Mr. J. It. Xeislcr, superin
tendent of the Kock ltm cot toil raciory
company, was sent to inspect tiie machinery
and report. <)n his return, Mr. Trainer
was notified that his proposition had been
accepted. He arrived here on Saturday!
and was in consultation with the sub- j
scribers during the morning. Mr. Trainer !
expresses himself well pleased with our j
town and has decided to locate the plant j
at this place.
It is very gratifying to our citizens to j
know that of all the towns and cities in j
our State which were anxious to secure
this machinery, that Jtock Hill should be
the chosen spot. It is another feather in
the cap of the grand old county of York,
showing what her towns are doing in the
way of progress, and that her "Magic little
city" is generally to the front. The
company have decided on a location, and
after consultation with the subscribers to
the capital stock, Mr. Trainer has decided
to put in f?,0()rt new spindles, making a
|f>,(iU0 spindle mill.
A number of trains pass this place every
day loaded with watermelons, most of
which come from Barnwell county. On
Sunday,six trains, with POcar loadsof mel
ons passed this place, consigned to the w
northern cities. The cars are said to con- tc
tain an average of 1 melons, making ' cr
in all KSjOnn melons. fo
Senator \V. B. Wilson's residence had
a narrow escape from lire on Friday night, j S
A friend, who was visiting him, Iclton a
the - a. m. train, and it is supposed that ii
after lighting the lamp, the match ucci- ti
dentally dropped into a partly open drawer
of the bureau. A few hours afterwards J:
a member of the family was awakened by fr
smoke. The only damage done was the a;
burning of the drawer and contents.
The Catawba Rifles gave an ice cream p
supper at Freidheim's park on Friday it
night. The park was beautifully illuminated
with Chinese lanterns and other p
lights. The beaux and belles of our town
were out in full force. The cornet band fi
was present and entertained those present 01
with some sweet music. The entertain- j tl
merit was a grand success. j ai
Mr. Starr Mason, of Yorkville, who has h
been librarian of the public library at this p
place, resigned a short time ago, and re- 01
"moved to Yorkville, his former home, tl
Mr. Mosely Sherfesee has been selected to
fill his nlaee. ti
St. John's M. K. church was most beau- li
tifully and tastefully decorated with ever- ei
greens and flowers on Wednesday last, the Ic
occasion being the marriage of Mr. Edgar b
E. Pong, the clever and popular book- v
keeper for W. L. Itoddey & Co., to Miss
Ammio l'ride, one of Hock Hill's reign- r<
ing belles. At 2o'clock, the hour appoint- S:
ed for the marriage, the bridal party en- ir
tered tbe church, which was tilled with
j admiring friends. The bride and bride- n
groom were proceeded up the aisle by V
!-Misses Jane Katterrceand Ira llall. Rev.
A. M. Chreitzberg performed the cere- h
mony in a most impressive manner. Mr. a
P. C. Poag and A. L. Pride acted as ushers.
Immediately after the ceremony, the hap- w
py pair embarked on the Three C's train A
for a visit to Ashevilie and other summer s<
resorts in North Carolina. o
Hock Hill Lodge No 111, A. F. M., was
presented, through Rev. Jas. S. White, o;
from the Mother Lodge of Free Masons of w
Jerusalem, with a gavel, which was entrusted
to him to be delivered to the lodge, it
It is made of olive and balsam wood from g,
the river Jordan. There was a large at- st
tendance at the lodge room, and in mak- V
ing the presentation, Mr. White enter- it
tained the members with some interesting si
and instructive remarks. The gavel was
accepted in behalf of the Lodge by A. II. A
White, W. M., and grand high priest of e;
South Carolina. A committee was appointed,
consisting of A. II. White, E. A. c<
Smith and W. W.Moore, to draft resolu- b
tions of thanks for the honor conferred k
upon the lodge and their worthy rcpre- p
sentative by the mother lodge. v
The rock crusher ordered by the town ai
for crushing rock for macadamizing the
streets has arrived and is now being
placed in position. The engine that runs
the Davis Canning and Candy factory will .
furnish the motive power. We expect .
soon to have some good streets. ii
' Mr. Win. Cherry, father of our towns- t(
men, Messrs. J. M.and W. J. Cherry, died f,
at his home in Chester county on Wed- j
nesday last, of heart disease, in his G7th ..
year. ;!
Rev. A. M. Chreitzberg, presiding elder,
who has been in attendance at the quarterly
conference on the llossville circuit, '
rteld in Bethesda church, Fairfield county, 'V
on the Pith instant, has returned home, r
He reports the collections raised for the
district parsonage as very creditable to V,
the people of that section, and tends to j,
show the spirit of these people to work
for the cause of the church and Chris- ;
tianity. ,
Work was commenced to-day on the /
building of the? Rock Hill C'olton Seed Oil
I Mill and Fertilizer company. hat.. .
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(Jiirri'siiotiilftii'i; i?r tin? Yorkvilli? I.ni|iiiri'r. j.
NOTES FKOM~ilLAIUSVIIiLK. b
Rr.Aiiisvir.LK, July 1G.?'The great
strain of mind and muscle, exercised by ?
the farming profession in their agricult- rj
ural operations for six months, is now at c
its close. And well it is so, for the horny u
handed sons of toil have plied their vo- v
cation manfully to make a good crop the ^
present year. The satisfactory confession 0
of all is that they have tried to prove (
themselves very faithful by working ^
enough to reap a paying reward for their j.
labors under the sun this year.
Now they need some rest and relaxa- r
tion, which can last only a short while, ^
when they will begin to seed oats. Hope (j
fhev will nninv this brief resnite in their .1
usual annual picnics and fishing parties,
to its uttermost fullness. The social inter- t|
change of heart coins, thoughts and ideas j,
on these occasions, will tend to greatly 0*
re-invigorate their exhausted strength
and encourage them to renew theconliict _
for home independence with redoubled
energy. tj
The farmers really do not have many jj
idle moments during these apparently w
short years. Men are making haste to be j
rich and mighty. Kverything must be _(
done quickly and in a rush, and that too ^
to the neglect of the cultivation of the 0
head and heart. Improve your leisure 0(
time now, brother farmers, by storing your
mind with useful, practical knowledge.
This is the key that unlocks the hidden
beauties of creation and discloses toman a*
the real issues of life. t
Time Hies. How soon the round of this n
year will he made. Man, totally absorb- ^
ed in life's cares, does not realize the
lleetness of the cycle of his individual allotment.
"Alas! the years pass swiftly by.
They waft us sooner over
This life's tempestuous sea." P
So we farmers must make the best of our a
short time for "fun and amusement and d
sociality." h
The hall will open at W. V. White's g
grove on the .'list instant. We want the al
town people to come and bring rations for ji
the poor farmers, to fatten them in one T
day.
I made an error in iast week's letter
when I stated that the presiding elder of U
the district would assist ltev. J. C. liar- a
ley in conducting his protracted meeting e.?
jit Shady drove, beginning on the ISth T
instant. Rev. T. (1. O'Dell will he there p
to assist during the said meeting, and d
there is a prospect of it being an inter- rr
esting occasion. n
A protracted meeting will begin also lc
at old Bullock's Creek on the Oth instant.
The pastor will be assisted by Rev. \V. (J. pi
Xeville. I predict for this appointment a fi
lively interest among the people. I am ir
glad to note that Bullock's Creek church ai
is certainly awakened from her long ii
sleep under the administration of her tc
beloved pastor, Rev. R. P. Smith, whose tl
entire work has been blessed with an ae- ol
companying of the Holy Spirit. He is ai
consecrated to his calling, and he is mak- ai
ing it "effectual and sure." The Sunday- hi
school numbers one hundred members or di
more, and is increasing. ir
The highland corn crop in and around rc
Bullock's church is unusually line in ap- as
pearance, and there is no little of it. These pi
people claim that they will supply their cc
own Alliance with corn in ISSi), without tii
any assistance from the great West. So fu
mote it be. It is better late than never, tl
It is the farmers'own fault that they are cc
not self-sustaining at home. Ckoakeu. ai
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CiM*ri'S|MiiiileiiiT it!" tlic lurkville Enquirer.
LKTTKIt FROM HICKORY UUOVK. ^
Hickory (Jkovk, July 1 ?The show- ^
ers that fell here on Friday and Saturday *
were appreciated by the farmers. The 10
ground had commenced to get hard, and cc
cotton and corn that had just been worked
were greatly benefitted. 'Squire Leech i
informs me that the crops on Broad river or
are unusually good, lie has thirty acres
of corn that will make between 1,UU0 and
1,2(10 bushels. Messrs. Jeff and Tom 01
Smith and Mr. Worth's land, joining his,
have equally as good crops. Mr. Leech 1
says it is the largest body of good corn that nt(
he has ever seen. (Jod grant that nothing w
may destroy the crops of the farmers on .
the river this year. For the past four years ,,(
they have had their corn crops almost totally
destroyed by the freshets in the river, j
^ *.1 frv l\n\r r?nt*n fn cnnriKr Hiftir
ciiJll liavu IWIW LW l/UJ u/lll IV/ VllVt* | .
plantations, a tiling that they, nor their , .
fathers, never ilreampt that they would 81
have to do. Cotton crops on the river are J Pl
also good. I c.c,
Tliis is certainly a grand season of the |(''
year in the South. If some one from one | K
of our Northern States, who had never [.c
visited the South, had come here in the tfl
last of April and seen the little 44 'possum "!
cared" plant that came peeping from tho (l!
ground, he would have been disgusted I'1
and would have gone home declaring that l)l
he would not have all the cotton in the j at
South as a gracious gift. Let him come ! |.>(
hack now, and as his eyes open upon the j 10
woe begone looking fields that he left, he
will at first not believe that it is the same
country, and it will take sometime to con-! pi
vince him that the graceful plant that! v<
stands waist high over the fields, and that1 m
is beginning to bloom, the white and red ! ac
blooms giving the fields the appearance of j Si
a llower garden, is the same little 44 'pos-1 se
sum eared" plant that disgusted him. lint j tii
after lie did become satisfied that such' et
as the fact, he would return home and
'II the people that "heaven and earth had
mibined" to make the South a paradise
ir man to live in.
Mr. .J. N. McDill went to Cleveland
prints yesterday to take Mr. Westhrooks,
friend of his from Chester, who is sufferig
with dyspepsia. Mr. McDill will roirn
to his business to-day.
I am glad to be able to state that Mr.
iimes ttcoggins is much better, and his
lends hope to soon see him going around
> usual.
Miss l'olly Wylie, an aged lady of this
lace, has been quite ill, but Dr. Allison
>forms ine she is better.
MWin-Hi wlir* tiuu hnon sick, is im?
roving.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Leech gave a delightil
party to tln-ir ncice, Miss Mary Leech,
n Friday evening last. Notwithstanding
in rain, a goodly number of young ladies
nd gentlemen were present. The genial
ost and hostess did everthing in their
ower to make the occasion an enjoyable
no, and we are informed by those present
lat they spent a most pleasant evening.
Mis-* Annie Hope, of Yorkville, is vising
Dr. Alli.-on's and Mr. McDill s famies.
Hickory Drove will seem like a desrt
to some of our young men when she
laves, and every one who has met her can
ut miss her sunny smile and pleasant
oice.
Our popular clerk of court, whose paints
reside here, paid them a visit on
aturday. 1 lis friends are always glad to
leet him.
Misses Annie Steele and Mattio Whisoant
were the attractions at Mr. Harris
Nylin's on Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Mary Wylie has returned to her
ome in Chester. Her visit was a pleasnt
one to her many friends.
Dr. Allison was called to dress the
munds of Caroline McXeel, colored, on
Ir. Bascom Kennedy's place. She was
iverely cut in the neck and side by anther
dusky damsel.
Mr. J. C. Brown has gone to Arkansas
ti business, tind will be absent about two
-eeks.
Mr. Meek White, a member of the juti>r
class in Erskino college, has been enaged
by Mr. Barron to assist him in his
:hool for the next three months. Mr.
I'hite has had some experience in teaehig
and is a fine mathematician and Clascal
scholar.
Divine services were conducted in the
lethodistand Associate Reformed churchi
at this place on Sunday.
The days are warm but the nights are
)ol, and after the day's work, with gentle
reezes fanning us, wo have nothing to
eep us from repeating honest Saneho's
rayer, "God bless the man who first inented
sleep." With this we will close
nd lie down to pleasant dreams. x.
MERE-MENTION.
The exports of specie from New York
ist week amounted to *1,009,G3L The
nports of specie for the week amounted
) *18,374. The Comet announces that
)ur blast furnaces will soon be erected in
ohnson City?a practical result of the ancipated
early completion of the Three
's railroad. The board of trustees of
rinity College, N. C., has resolved to reiove
the institution to Raleigh. The
2t, however, must receive the sanction of
le annual conference of the M. E. church
efore the removal can be made. The
hambers of Commerce of Mobile and
iirmingham, Alabama, have invited
dstmaster-General Wanamaker to visit
lose two cities. He will accept if possile.
Col. L. C. Jones, superintendent
t the Carolina central rauroau, aieu 01
eart disease in Wilmington, N. C., last
hursday night. The wheat harvest
i Kansas is about over, and is said to be
le largest ever gathered in that .State,
omc fields are reported as yielding 1-0
ushels per acre, which is hardly credile.
According to the new directory
f New York, which was issued July 8,
lie population of that city is now 1,700,000.
'he estimated number of people in the
ity daily is 2,000,000. Business failres
occuring throughout the country last
,-eek number for the United States 101,
Canada 18; total 200 against 202 the previus
week. The territory around Los
Hivo's, San Luis, Obscio county, Cal., lias
een shaken by earthquakes during the
ist few day. Sunday there were six disinct
shocks. The severest shocks occured
Thursday morning. The people are
ecoming alarmed at the long continued
isturbances "Dick Ilawes, who murered
his wife and two children at Birlingham,
Ala., and who was convicted of
iie murder of one of the children, (the oni
case tried,) was sentenced to be hanged
n last Friday, but an appeal was taken to
10 supreme court. Pending the decision
f that court the sentence stands suspendJ.
The supreme court will not convene
11 December next, so further action is
npossible before then. In the mean'hile
Ilawes remains in jail nt Birniingam.
A treaty has just been concludJ
with the Chippewa Indians by which
ley cede to the government a large lody
f land. Johnstown, N. Y., was lloodd
on Wednesday by the overflow of a
eighboring croek. Light lives were lost,
nil much damage was done to proper/.
Arrangements are making to form
leather syndicate or trust at Newark, N.
. Newark is a centre for patent leather,
ine-tenths of that made in this country
eing manufactured there. It is said
lat (Jen. ltosecrans's resignation as regis;r
of the treasury will be accepted very
ion, and the colored ex-senator, B. K.
-ruce, of Mississippi, appointed in his
lace. Bruce was register .before, and made
very efficient official. The first Inian
jury ever impanelled in America
as just found another Indian, Big Bird,
uilty of murder. The white judge and
ttomeys unite in saying they never saw
more honest, sincere and impartial jury,
his was at Red Lake Falls, Minn.
Affairs at Johnstown.?Secretary
avies, of the board of inquiry, has made
compilation of the losses, reported and
stimated, which the board has confirmed,
here is a very conservative estimate
laced upon all losses by the board. In
etermining the losses, allowance has been
lade for property that has been saved,
ence this is an estimate only of the total
>ss, which is estimated at 11.
From a report of the general relief work
erformed, it is learned that in round
gures the expenditures to date for relief
1 the Conemaugh Valley, Johnstown
ad its vicinity, aggregate $1,7<H),000. This
lcludes the work of the Pittsbugh, Johns>wn
ahd Philadelphia committees and
le llood commission; also disbursements
f the state in the abatement of nuisances,
ad payments of military detailed to stall'
id police duty. The relief commission
is resolved to appropriate $.">00,000 to he
istributed among the verified claimants
i the Conemaugh valley, through its repisentative
in Johnstown, II. II. Cummins
; soon as checks for the payments can ho
repared. The sums so paid, are to be
>nsidered as payments on account of a
nal adjustment to be made upon a careilly
devised system already approved by
ie commission. This cash will average
msiderably above $100 to each claimant,
id is in addition to cash already disibuted
by the Johnstown committee,
he commission increased the sum to he
ivoted to relief in the nineteen other
>unties besides Cambria, to $250,000.
he largest single sum will be required
r \Villiamsport district for Lycoming
(unty.
Governor Heaver has made a careful
itimate of the losses entailed by sutler's
by the Johnstown flood, in order to
lable him to make an equitable distribuiin
of the funds remaining in the hands
' the general relief committee. It was
certained that the amount already disirsed,
and to be disbursed during the
jxt few days at Johnstown and vicinity,
ill aggregate$2,500,000.
An indignation meeting of citizens of
jhnstown and the valley, held last Sat day
afternoon, was largely attended. 1
jeeches were made by Col. Linton and
hers, all denouncing the management of
fairs under Governor lleaver's coinmison.
Capt. Kulin, of the commissary deirtment,
says it cost more than 25 per
nt. of the value of the goods to get them
stributed under the methods in vogue,
esoluiions were unanimously adopted
questing that the funds contributed for
ie relief of the Hood sufferers in the Coneaugh
Valley, bo as speedily as possible
stributed in money directly to the peo
e, and insisted that the statement united
to (Jovertior Heaver that a million
id a half of dollars has already been exmiied
in Johnstown and vicinity, has no
imdation in fact.
S. C. Coxkkukxck.?llishop Keener
iblishes in the last issue of the S. C. Adicate
the following notice: "At the ear>st
solicitation of my bretheren, and in
cordance with the expressed wish of the
iiitli Carolina conference as to its time of
ssion, 1 have concluded to change the
me of its meeting at Camden from l)ecnher
11 to November 20, issy."
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