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Jtrapis and ?acts. j
? The St. Louis Republic says: "Every
time a housewife buys a pound of sugar
she is robbed of three cents by the sugar
swindle, and of half as much more by the
government tariff swindle. Put sugar on
the free list and granulated sugar will sell
at retail at 20 pounds for a dollar.
? New York has a pension law for its
militia. It is two years old, but the first
awards under it have just been approved
by the governor. The highest award is
$72 per month, given to a militiaman who
lost both arms and one eye by an accident
while on duty under State orders.
? Invitations are being issued to Republicans
of the Southern States to a conference
to be held in Alabama to denounce
the methods of the present administration,
and to demand the recognition of the faithful
who labored for the success of the g. o.
p. in 1888. How hungry they must be.
rPUrt?.n V*n*ta Koon AttA? 1 " flflfl romnvulii tn
x iici c nave i/cuii uv^i x y,vi/u ? VtuV * ,v
date, and still they cry for more.
? Connecticut's secret ballot law becomes
operative August 4, and is to be enforced
at the town meetings and the voting on
the prohibitory amendment, which takes
place on the first Monday in October.
Some of the Connecticut officials are considerably
exercised at the thought that
their State is to bo the first in the east to
give a practical exemplificr.tion of the new
system.
? The 400th anniversary of the discovery
by Columbus of the New World will come
in 1892. It is proposed to celebrate the occasion
by a world's fair. 1892 is the year,
and New York, Chicago and St. Louis
each thinks it is the place. The preponderatingsentiment
favors New York, however.
The idea is a noble one. Let us
have an exposition such as the world never
saw before.
? In the New York criminal court last
Thursday, Lawyer John R. Dunn was sent
to Sing Sing prison to serve out a sentence
of nine years and six months. Dunn was
found guilty of having induced Cashier
Scott, of the Manhattan bank, N. Y., to
steal $185,000. As soon as Dunn received
the greater part of the steal he advised
Scott to fly the country. Subsequently the
cashier came back and appeared as a witness
against Dunn.
? At Nyack, N. Y., the other day, while
tearing down an old chimney in that place,
the workmen were astonished to find imbedded
in the mortar a toad in a somewhat
inactive condition, but still alive.
It had been confined in that spot, hidden
from light and air, for fully forty years.
Half an hour after he had been brought
out he hopped around in as lively a manner
as if he had been born the present
y cat.
? In the New York court of oyer and
terminer, last Thursday, Charles Giblen
and Fred Carol in were sentenced to be
hanged on August 23. Judge Van Brunt
sentenced Carolin, and Judge Barrett pronounced
the doom of Giblen. This will
make five men who are to be executed in
the Tombs on the same day. The others
are James Nolan, John Lewis and Patrick
Packerham. All are guilty of murdering
women except one, who killed a policeman.
?The dried leaves of the coca plant, which
is cultivated on the slopes of the Andes,
form an important article of internal trade
among the various native tribes. It is estimated
that not less than 30,000,000 pounds
are consumed annually. After the morning
meal men and women alike take a
mouthful of the leaves mixed with a little
lime; fresh leaves are added throughout
the day, and without any additional food
the consumer is enabled to do a hard day's
work.
? Frank Blount, colored, was hanged at
Valdosta, Ga., last Friday, for the murder
of Willis Miller on the night of May 20,
on a negro excursion train. He claimed
his innocence the hour he was arrested
and his last minute on earth. He was
hanged iDside the jail, and no one except
the sheriff, his deputy, a physician and
the press, was allowed to witness the execution.
He was cut down in 15 minutes,
when it was found that strangulation had
been the cause of death. Blount was a
notorious gambler and desperado. He
escaped once while under sentence of death,
but was recaptured the same day.
? At Marion, N. C., just after the train
from Asheville arrived, at 11 o'clock Monday
night, of last week, Col. Roger J. Page,
a prominent lawyer and editor of the
Times-Register, was shot, about a hundred
yards from the depot, and fell dead on the
arm of his friend, a Texas judge. The
shot was fired from behind, at a distance
of only a few feet, penetrating the neck
and breaking it, and three more shots
were fired by the murderer, who then fled.
The coroner's verdict was that the deceased
came to his death by a gunshot wound
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known, but public opinion in Marion it is
said surmise the perpetrator. A woman
is said to be the cause of the shooting.
? The Rev. Fred. A. Howard, who in
1876 figured as a lawyer and politician at
Robbins, Barnwell county, S. C., and subsequently
moved to Jackson, Tenn., where
he turned preacher, has been plaintifF in a
sensational libel suit against the publishers
of three religious publications and several
members of his former congregation, the
action having been brought for defamation
of character. Howard is an Englishman,
and a mass of testimony in his behalf
was, by deposition, taken in England.
He also introduced testimony by deposition
from South Carolina. The trial continued
for several days and was sensational
in its character. It was concluded on
Friday with a verdict for the plaintiff, the
jury assessing his damages at one cent.
? Late details of the recent disastrous
floods in Wirt county, W. Va., have been
received : A circus was showing on Tucker
creek when the cloud burst struck that
section. The flood struck the show just after
the performance began, and tore the
canvas to shreds, utterly wrecking and
ruining the whole concern, carrying off
horses, wagons and tents. Miss Dalma,
who performed on the trapeze, was drowned.
It is reported that some employes
also lost their lives, but the whole section
of country where the misfortune occurred
is still in such a state of confusion that it is
impossible to get full particulars. Saulsbury,
on the Big Tigart river, is virtually
wiped out of existence. The number of
killed and drowned in the Kanawha valley
is known to be 22, of whom 14 have been
recovered.
? David W. Palmer, sent to the Jackson,
Michigan, State Prison for life for the murder
of his wife, had been an exemplary
prisoner and was given more than usual
liberties. Thursday morning he was filling
a large cask with scraps when an idea
struck him. He put a false head in the
barrel about midway of its length, and
then placed citizens' clothes, a hammer
and a chisel in the barrel and got in himself.
Another head was put to the barrel
by Palmer's fellow convicts, and the cask
was taken to the freight office. As it was
being loaded in a car the freight handlers
heard a wild appeal for pity, which they
could not at first understand. Finally one
of the men opened the cask and drew the
prisoner out more dead than alive. Palmer
was turned over to the authorities. He
declares he would far rather stay in prison
for life than undergo again such torture
as he experienced during the three hours
he spent in the cask.
? Two hundred persons in the twentythird
district of Wilson county, Tenn.,
have banded together for the purpose of
driving Mormon elders and converts from
that county. This action has been taken
on account of the conduct of the Mormons
on a recent occasion. While Rev. John
Barrett, a Baptist preacher, was holding
oorninno in VVotinnrd's Sfhnnl house, he
wag interrupted by some of the Mormon
converts present who asked him several
questions and then became insulting in
their language. The members of the congregation
made a move to resent this interference,
whereupon the Mormons jumped
out of the window and dared them to
come out and fight. Two justices of the
peace subsequently prepared a big dinner
and invited the community at large to
come and hear Barrett preach and give
him protection. Every one expected that
a fight would take place, but the Mormons
stayed away. The preacher called on the
congregation to know how many would
help to drive the Mormons out of the
county. Jn response to his invitation, all
the men in the congregation, about 200,
gave him their hands, promising to drive
the Mormons out by whatever means
should be necessary. The Mormons have
been forbidden to travel on the roads, and
notified to leave the county or stop holding
meetings.
? A dispatch from Columbus, Ua., says:
There is a very important movement
among Southern cotton manufacturerswhich
promises to be successful, to get all j
the cotton mills South that are manufac,
turing plaids, to run on two-thirds time
until the glut which has existed in this
market is relieved. Manufacturers of these 1
goods South have for the past twelve l3
months been running on very close margins,
and many of them at actual loss, on .
account of the fearful cutting of prices that
has been caused by heavy over production "tj
of plaid goods. Manufacturers realize that a
it is necessary to resort to some extraordi- ei
nary measure in order to save themselves f<
andf bring about a more satisfactory state
of affairs. I was informed by an officer of V
one the largest cotton manufacturing con- s)
cerns South that all the Eastern mills but S(
one had already discontinued manufac- <>
turing plaids. 1 am also reliably inform- n
ed that all mills South except the Eagle 11
and Pluenix, of this city, are ready to make ?
an agreement to run on two-thirds time ^
until the production is brought down to i,
a point that will enable the mills to obtain ti
fair prices for goods. There is a strong si
probability that Southern mills will be
put on two-thirds time early in August.
This will affect at least fifty thousand ope- ^
ratives and untold millions of capital.
(the fJfltferHfc CT?quivcv. ?
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VOUKVIM K, S. C. :
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1889. ;
FARMERS' STATE ALLIANCE. 6
The Farmers' State Alliance opened
their regular annual convention last Wed- tl
nesday morning in Agricultural Hall,
Columbia, being called together by Presi- t!
dent Stackhouse. The attendance of dele- n
gates was full, and a number of visiting
Alliance men were present. r<
The State Alliance is in a flourishing con- si
dition with a membership of 20,000. There
are now 745 sub-alliances .which are now o
officially reported. When the State organ- o
ization met in 1888 there were lG2sub-al- p
liances in the State, so within the last year 11
there has been an increase of 583 sub-alli- rj
ances, and the officers report that the
Order is gradually growing. The last offi- ^
cial report gives the membership by coun- ri
ties as follows: Abbeville 647, Anderson tl
1,305, Barnwell 650, Berkeley 500, Chester i*
731, Chesterfield 1,197, Clarendon 500, Bar- &
lington 890, Edgefield 500, Florence 600,
Fairfield 675, Greenville 1,567, Horry 804, l)(
Kershaw 623, Laurens 653, Lancaster 1,157, tl
Lexington 450, Marion 1,319, Marlboro
76S, Newberry 450, Oconee 675, Orange- hi
burg 1,240, Pickens 714, Richland 314,Spartanburg
2,319, Sumter 723, Williamsburg ''
1,272, Union 1,204, York 1,003. From the C{
following counties no official reports of iSj
membership have been returned : Aiken, cc
Colleton. ai
Delegates were enrolled from every c<
county in the State excepting Beaufort, li
Charleston, Georgetown and Hampton, in
which counties no alliances have been it
formed. York was represented by Major ft
A. H. White; Chester by T. J. Cunningham
; Fairfield, T. S. Brice; Lancaster,
George W. Jones. jf
The first business after the enrollment of "j
delegates was the election of State officers q,
for the ensuing term. All the old officers ti
were re-elected, with theexception of those m
who declined re-election. The officers for d<
the next year are:
President, A. T. Stackhouso, ox" Marion. 5'
Vice President, tlio Hon. I). P. Sojourner, of
Barnwell. D(
Secretary, J. W. Reid, of Roidville, Spartan- p
burg county- tn
Treasurer, It. T. Taylor, of Chesterfield.
Chaplain, tboRev. James Douglass, of Fairfield.
Lecturer, W. J. Talbert, Edgefield. c
Assistant lecturer, H. McRae, Marion. t
Doorkeeper, J. W. Kennedy, Williamsburg.
Assistant doorkeeper, A. R. Walter, of Horry.
Sergeant-at-arms, J. E. Jarnigan, of Marion. Jj,
Member of executive committee for the next (j(
three years, S. T. D. Lancaster, of Spartanburg. 7Jj
The other members of this committee holding ja
over are Lucas Mcintosh, Darlington county,
and T. P. Mitchell, Fairfield. ai
Different committees were appointed by Cc
the chair; one to report to the body upon o\
the president's address, and another to si
introduce Mr. Benj. Terrell, of Texas,
who was to install the recently elected }['
officers.
The convention then adjourned until tu
2.30 p. m. to
The afternoon session was called to or- Si
derat2.30. The first business was the in- n(
stallation of officers. After the installation
the floor was given to General Lecturer
Terrell, of Texas, who interested the V(
alliance with a talk until 5 o'clock. w
Chairman Mcintosh read the report of w
the executive committee, showing the fo
books of the secretary and treasurer to be
perfectly satisfactory. jt!
The following committees were ap- (lj
pointed: at
On Constitutional Amendments.?J. R. si
Blake, Jr., of Abbeville; John H. Turner, of ti<
Chesterfield; John It. Harrison, of Green- b<
ville; Z. T. Kershaw, of Florence; W. D. m
Evans, of Marlboro. oi
On the Jute Bagging Question.?A. C. Lati- di
mer, of Anderson ; J. S. Porcher, of Berkeley ; tl:
T. S. Brice, of Fairfield ; George B. Deane, of O
Spartanburg; 1). W. McLaurin, of Marion; A. d<
II. White, of York ; A. P. Butler, of Richland, at
On the Consolidation of the Agricultural b<
Wheel and the Farmers' Alliance.?J. K. Tin- or
dall, of Clarendon; T. J. Cunningham, of ec
Chester; Jeremiah Miutn, 01 riorry; weorgu ci
W. Jones, of Lancaster; K. K. Walter, of Or- gi
angeburg.
The convention then adjourned until 9
o'clock on Thursday morning. ti
The entire morning session on Thursday ti
was devoted to the consideration of the plan vi
for an Alliance Exchange. Theexecutive rc
committee proposed a plan for such an exchange,
but the plan proposed met with U'
opposition, while other delegates were op- D
posed to the idea of the establishment of S
an exchange. The opposition to the ex- ai
change was led by Messrs. Dargan and bi
Norris. Mr. Dargan thought that produc- h
tion and not distribution was the scope of
the farmer, and he thought suitable arrangements
could otherwise be made. He 0,
advised postponing action until another t.(
time, as the Alliance at present should not b<
undertake too heavy a load. But ho was si
perfectly willing to abide by the decision T
of the body and do all he could to carry Pj
out its purposes. a(
The lion. Jeremiah Smith thought that ti
the Alliance members had sent them to fi
the State Alliance to adopt some such fi
measure, and should they not adopt such a
measure the "Subs" would be disappointed. SJ
Lecturer Talbert, of Texas, thought that ^
South Carolina should take her stand with ft
the sister States, and was anxious to see
this State adopt a plan for an exchange. .
Others spoke on the question, when fi-. j*
nally the plan proposed by the executive 11
committee was substantially adopted. It P
is identical with that of Texas and Geor- ^
gia, and is as follows: j.
PLAN FOR AN ALLIACK KXCHANOK. &
Article 1. The name of the corporation shall cl
be the "Farmers' Alliance Exchange of South ,,
Carolina, limited," and by that name it shall
have power and authority to exist and enjoy
succession for the full term of ninety-nine 0
years. a
Article '1. The domicile of the corporation r<
shall be in any city or town in South Carolina a
the board of corporators may select, and all ^
citations and other legal processes shall be a
served upon the president of said corporation,
or in case of his absence or inability to act,
upon the vice-president, and in case of tlio absence
of both, unon the secretary. ?
Article The purposes for which this cor- jt
poration is organized are to conduct a general g<
mercantile business, and to act as agent for rj
the purchase and salo of all kinds of farm ?
supplies and products, and to do all that appertains
to the receiving, handling, forwarding
and marketing of said products, and the pur- s'
chase of supplies; to erect, manage and operate
warehouses, stock yards, grain elevators
and packing establishments; to manufacture Ci
guano or other fertilizers, and all other such ^
enterprises as may be found necessary or ad- 0<
visable to their profit and betterment. o
Article !. The capital stock of this corpora- (j
tion is hereby fixed at the sum of $21)0,000, di- 0
vided into 4,000 shares of $50 each, with liberty j,
to begin business whenever $5,000 of the capital
stock shall have been subscribed. No stock- .
holder shall ever bo held liable or responsible * '
for the contracts or faults of this corporation in ?>
any further sum than the unpaid balance due tl
on" the shares of stock held by him, nor shall
any mere informality in organization liayo the e
effect of rendering this charter null, or of ex- e
posing a stockholder to any liability beyond ..
the amount of his stock. 11
Articled. Subscriptions to shares of capital
stock shall be made by Sub-Alliances and not f(
by individuals. Applications for shares of s<
stock must be accompanied by 25 por cent, in ]\
cash of the amout of stock subscribed, the bal- a
ance to bo paid when called for; when cor titi- ,
cate of stock shall be issuod as soon as the full
amount subscribed for shall be paid.
Article?. It is hereby understood and agreed, V
that each Sub-Alliance adopting tiiis exchange S
system and thereby ratifying this plan, is firm- J
ly bound to subscribe for and make settlement a
on stock, as abovo specified, to the number of _
shares duo from it, under the following schedule
of ability, i. e., thoso having less than thirty-five
members shall beapportioned onoshare;
thirty-five to sixty-fivo members, two sharos: a
sixty-five to ninety-five members, thrceshares . f<
all over ninety-five members, four shares !
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rovided, this shall not prevent any Alliance
om taking as many shares as it chooses.
Article 8. Each sub-alliance taking stock in
le corporation shall he entitled to one trustee
:ockholder, who shall be elected annually at
ic time of the regular election of ollicers. "The
rst trustee stockholder shall be elected by
ich sub-alliance when it decides to subscribe
>r stock, and shall servo till tho next annual
lection. Ho shall represent his alliance in
le meetings of trustee stockholders from and
)r all the sub-alliances in that county, and
hall be entitled to as many votes as ho reproents
shares of stock. The county convention
f trustee stockholders shall, at a regular anual
meeting, to be held after the county
leeting in July and before the State meeting,
lect from their number one delegate, who shall
0 known as State trustee stockholder, and
'ho shall be authorized to represent the stock
eld in that county in State meetings of the
rustee stockholders of the corporation, and
hall be entitled to as many votes as he repreents
shares of stock. Each trustee stockholder
hall be the representative of the exchange in
is alliance, and shall giye bond in tho sum of
fjOO for the faithful performance of his duty.
Article'.). The State trustee stockholdorsshall
old an annual meeting at the same time and
lace as tho Fanners' State Allianco of South
'arolina : Provided, that the board of directors
hall have power to call a meeting whenever
1 their judgment it is necessary.
Article 10. Each county alliance shall elect a
ounty business agont: Provided that no delgates
to the county alliance shall be allowed
) vote on his election unless the sub-allianco
rhieh the}'represent has stock in this corpora,on.
Tho trustee stockholders in each county
hall at tho regular annual meeting elect a
1 ~c I.inrn limn unvdli from
uaru ui uiiuuuio, nv?w uiuiv ?*?. ?vr
iieir number, to serve for one year, who shall
upcrviso the work of tho county agent, lix tho
mount of pay he is to receive and of the bond
e is to furnish for the proper discharge of his
u ty.
Article 11. Tho Stato trustee stockholder
iia.ll eloct annually nine from their number
s a board of directors, live of whom shall
onstituto a quorum for the transaction of
usinoss. The State board of directors shall
lect from their number a president, vicorosident
and secretary and treasurer. They
lay employ and discharge such assistants as
!iey deem necessary, fixing the amounts of
loir remuneration and of their bonds; they
hall enact such by-laws and regulations as
aey deem requisite for the proper managelent
of tho business of the corporation, sublet
to approval by the next meeting of the
tockholdors : Providod, all such by-laws and
agulations shall have full force of law till
lid meeting.
Article 12. All profits earned shall bo aplied,
first, to pay all operating expenses; secnd,to
paySporcont. per annum on theamount
f tho paid up capital stock; the balance of
rofits, if any, shall be distributed among
le sub-alliances holding stock, through their
ustees in this corporation, in proportion to
le amount of their purchases and sales.
Article 13. This Act of incorporation may
e modified, changed or altered, or said corpoition
may lie dissolved with the consent of
ireo-fourths of the stock represented, and a
lajority of the amount thereof issued, at any
Biierar meeting of the stockholders of said
>rporation, convened for such purpose, after
lirty days' notice of such meeting shall have
Ben given in two daily papers published in
le State and in the State official organ.
Article 14. Whenever this corporation may
B dissolved, either by limitation of its charter
r from any other cause, its affairs shall be
quidated by three commissioners, to be eleet1
by the stockholders at a general meeting
died for the purpose. Said commissioners
rail remain in office until the affairs of said
>rporatlon shall have been fully liquidated,
id in case of the death of one or more of said
immissioners, the said survivors shall connue
to act.
The annual address or message of Preslent
Stackhouse was then read. The
illowing is a summary of the paper:
During the first year of our existence as a
tato organization, our numbers have increased
om 3,000 to 20,000. Wo now have 754 sub-Alances
and 31 County Alliances. At the date
' our State organization we had 104 Sub and 10
ounty Alliances. The growth of the organizaon
in the other cotton States has not been less
larked. Its unprecedented growth and the
jvotion of its members to its principles, best
idicate their belief in the necessity for tho orinization
and the success of its mission. The
Bsire to avert the ruin which must result from
le continued centralization of money and of
ilitical power causes thoughtful and patriotic
eople to strive by organization and ouueation
i arrest its further progress.
Co-operative business methods have not
at been fully and fairly tested, but the exponent
warrants the hope of tho ultimate sucsss.
The alliance should devote its attention
i placing the business on a strictly cash basis.
The State exchange or agency is the most imartant
matter that will claim your attention at
lis session, for udoii its wise establishment will
jpend very larg'ely the success of our organiition
in this State. While the special session
st December fixed the responsibility of roportig
a plan on your most important committee,
id I rely upon the fidelity and ability of that
nnmittee, I may bo pardoned for saying that
,'ery feature that savors of the credit system
lould be excluded. The abuse of the credit
:stem is an evil of such magnitude as to doland
its abandonment. Our efforts thus far
ive been directed to the improvement of this
rstem, and these efforts I am satisfied are initially
beneficial to both the debtor and crediir
classes; but in the establishment of the
Date agency, which is designed to be a perma3nt
fixture, it should bo done on a correct
rstcm?the only correct system?the cash sysiii.
The establishment of an agency that gave
isurance of absolutely fair dealing anil the
3ry lowest prices that could be procured by
holesale cash purchases from the producer,
ould be a powerful incentive to make the ofrts
to do so.
The question of consolidation has not been
iscussed in your State organ, or elsewhere, as
s importance demands. Possibly it lias been
iscussed in your sub and county alliances,
id you may be instructed as to vour vote. If
ich is the case 1 invoko a careful considoraon
of the question. Can the organization to
3 consolidated live in unity and act in liarlOiiv
? This is the great central question for
ir consideration. If there areany known conitions
which create a reasonable doubt on
lis point we should vote against consolidation,
n the other hand, if there is no reasonable
mbt about our ability to live in unity, and
:t in harmony with the great consolidated
Ddy to be known as the Farmers' and Labors'
Union of America, we should voto for the
msolidation, because this great national body
mid be so much more influential in securing
-eat national reforms.
The action of the State Alliance at its meetig
in December in reference to the use of cotiii
bagging and the adjustment of tare was
mely, as it removed all doubt as to our posion
and duty on thatsubject. So when wo inited
the meeting of the Southern Manufactusrs'
association at Augusta, your ropresentaves
felt justilied in contracting for ono uiilonyards'of
cotton bagging. Under the call of
resident Maeum, I delegated the Hon. M. L,
onalilson, who with Mr. L. Mcintosh, represnted
lis at the Birmingham meeting. Wo
e now fully committed to the use of cotton
igging to cover cotton, and the full force of the
illuence of our organization in the cotton
Dates should be brought to bear in favor of an
piitable ad j ustment of the tare. Constitutionamendments,
which depend on the question
f our consolidation, should, I think, not bo
msidfirad at this session. It may, however,
a well to appoint special committees on this
ibject to report at our next annual meeting,
he Jute trust, by its inordinate greed and sup?>sod
impregnable condition, compels a tost of
ur pluck and fidelity. The challenge has been
. eepted and is being responded to in a way
lat removes all doubt as to the result. In this
ght we make a present sacrifice to secure a
iture good.
The report of your executive committee
lows that the financial atl'airs of your State oranization
has beon economically managed and
lat your State treasury now has ample funds
>r immediate use.
After the reading-of the President's adress,
Mr. Benjamin Terrell, lecturer of
le Farmers' ^National Alliance and Co-operative
Union of America, and by virtue
f his office of national organizer installed
ie newly elected officers of the State alance,
and on an invitation delivered an
ddress on the works and results of the orer.
Referring to the covering of this
ear's crop, he hoped Carolina farmers
muld discard jute bagging. By the use
f cotton bagging the farmer would create
demand for his own product. Mr. Ter^11
said that he had heard from reliable
uthority that the cotton baggiug mills
rere now in full operation and would in
11 probability furnish all the cotton coverig
needed.
At the afternoon session, the committee
n consolidation reported that they had
ist received a telegram from the Tennes2e
Alliance announcing that they had
^titled the plan of consolidation with the
igricultural Wheel.
Mr. Talbert offered a resolution in subtance
as follows:
Resolved, That we the members of the State
llianco, in convention now assembled, do
irnestly appeal to every sub-alliance in the
tate to make every effort to secure the use of
atton bagging, and thai they uso only cotton ;
r if a sufficient quantity cannot bo obtained,
len they use any other substitute from straw
r oven common homespun, or anything but
ite.
The resolution for the consolidation of
Joint Alliance and Wheel was adopted
" a . tn rnu ? 4.:
y U VOtG 01 ?'i K) 1-. lilt) illtiucntiuu vji
lis caused considerable discussion.
The action of the several counties in refrence
to the cotton bagging was heartily
ndorsed. Their action seconded the Alance's
tight against jute.
The judicial committee was appointed
>r the nextyear as follows: M. L. Donald^n,
J. Stoney Porcher and W. 1). Kvans.
I. L. Donaldson was elected business manger
and will have charge of the Alliance
tore.
Delegates to the national convention
/ere elected to the meeting to be held at
t. Louis. The representatives are: W.
. Talbert, D. K. Morris, T. P. Mitchell,
nd J. K. Jarnigan and A. P. Putler alterates.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Kosolvod, That we rocommend to our county
lliances the passage of a resolution to uso 110
artilizernot put up in cotton sucks.
Resolved, That we memorialize the legislu
turo to pass an anti-trust law similar to such
laws passed by Missouri and other States.
The State convention endorsed the action
of the national cotton bagging committee
and promised to do all they could
to carry out its purposes.
It voted to make Greenville the place of
holding the next annual convention of the
State alliance, which will take place on
the fourth Wednesday in July, 181)0.
After some unimportant discussion the
convention adjourned sine die at 10:30 p. m.
THE WEATHER AM) THE CROPS.
The following is the report of the State
agricultural department for the week ending
last Saturday:
Rainfall for the State above normal.
Temperature for the State normal. Sunshine
for the State normal.
Weather conditions: The rainfall for the
week was above the normal, and fairly
well distributed. Temperature and sunshine
was normal with most favorable effects
upon all growing crops. Corn is well
assured and promises an abundant crop.
Cotton with a due allowance ot suusmue
will make an average crop. Farmers are
satisfied with the present outlook.
The weather crop bulletin issued last
Saturday by the signal office at Washington
says:
The week ending July 27 was warmer
than usual throughout the Gulf and South
Atlantic States and slightly cooler in the
Northern States and Ohio valley. There
has been an excess of rain during the week
along the Atlantic coast from Maine to
South Carolina and over the cotton region
from the Atlantic coast west to northern
Texas. More rain than usual occurred in
[southern Dakota and over the greater
portion of Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.
In the principal corn States of the
central valleys and spring wheat region
of Minnesota and Dakota, the rainfall for
the week was less than usual, but generally
it amounted to half an inch. In some
sections of Illinois and Missouri the rain|
fall exceeded three-fourths of an inch.
The heaviest rainfalls occurred in northern
! Georgia, where the total amount for the
week exceeded four inches, while from
two to three inches of rain occurred over
the greater portion of the cotton region except
in Texas, whero no rain is reported,
and the extreme southeast portion of Alabama
and Georgia, where there was considerably
less than usual.
The weather during the week was decidedly
favorable for crops in the spring
wheat region of Minnesota and Dakota,
where a good harvest is in progress.
Throughout the Northern States of the
central valleys, extending from Ohio westward
to Nebraska and Kansas, tho weather
was favorable forcorn, which is reported
as excellent and growing finely.
The harvesting of winter wheat, grass
and oats was interrupted by rains, and the
weather in many localities was too wet for
the spring.
Throughout the cotton region, including
the Gulf and South AtlanticStates, reports
indicate that the weather was favorable
for all growing crops, and that cotton is
improving rapidly; also that tobacco, in
Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, was
improved and progressing finely, except
that planted ou low ground in Virginia,
which is suffering from excessive rains.
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"MERE-MENTION.
Forty practical lock makers have left
New Haven, Connecticut, for Florence,
Alabama, where they are guaranteed
steady employment at the trade for three
years. There are twenty-six capital
cases set for trial at the present term of
the criminal court at Birmingham, Alaabama,
of which twenty-three are for
murder. The first case set for last Monday
was that of Fannie Briant, the alleged
accomplice of Dick Hawes in the murder
of his family. i'he Ohio rrotiiDition
Convention met at Zanesville, July 24 and
25, 444 delegates, all the counties in the
State but two, being represented. The
convention adopted a platform and nominated
a State ticket, headed by Rev. J. B.
Helwig, of Springfield, for governor. A
bill prohibiting the selling or giving or
providing to minors cigarettes or cigarette
tobacco and paper, has been passed by the
Georgia Legislature. Other States have
passed similar laws with reference to the
cigarette, but the small boy will in all
probability continue to get them. On
Thursday, an umpire named Ben Bates, 1(5
years old, in a game of ball between two
clubs of boys near Owensboro, Mo., made
a decision to which Frank Morris, who
was at the bat, objected, and a quarrel ensued
in which Bates stabbed Morris fatally
with a pocket knife. Bates was arrested.
The proposed salt trust has failed
to materialize, the necessary amount of
stock not having been subscribed^" Governor
Ross, formerly of Kansas, ' and one
of the United States Senators who stood
by Andrew Johnson in the impeachment
proceedings, is now employed as a printer
in the office of the Santa Fo New Mexican.
The first Texas bale of new cotton
was sold in Austin on the 24th instant.
The cotton crop of Texas this year will
reach two million bales, and the corn crop
will be enormous. Seven thousand
bales of American cotton were destroyed
by fire at Liverpool last Friday. Business
iailures occurring throughout the
country last week number for the United
States 187, Canada 29; total 21G against 208
the week previous/'-^^Apache county,
in Arizona, is larger than the State of
Massachusetts, yet it has not a single doctor
within her borders.",**vf"Thc Cherokee
Indians, in the Indian Territory, have put
$200,000 into a seminary for girls. Two
hundred and fifty ministers have applied''
for an army chaplainship which becomes
vacantsoon. Postmaster General Wannamaker
has intimated that there must be
a large reduction made in favor of the government
on telegraphic tolls, whereat
President Norvin Green, of the Western
Union, replies that the government already
has lower rates than any corporations or
individuals except the press and the rail
IVnocio r\f cnnoin fmm
luaus* U1 \Jl UVUJ
York last week amouuted to $885,544, and
the imports were $000,914. At Chicago
on Saturday nigh' over four inches
of rain fell in two hours and fifteen minutes.
Exports from the United States
for the last fiscal year reached $745,127,170
and imports $742,401,799.""v'"There is an
Indiana man in Washington^ an old friend
of President Harrison and Attorney General
Milley, who is said to have made a
good living since March 4 introducing
office seekers to them at $10 for Harrison'
and $5 for Miller. The heat in ltussia
and other parts of northern Europe has
been intense of late. The Central Observatory
at St. Petersburg has not recorded
such a high temperature at the same time
of the year since 1774. The co-operative
bank system of Massachusetts is a success,
and is said to be doing a beneficent
work. There are ninety-one such banks
in the State, twenty-five of which have
been established since November last.
LETTER FROM UNION COUNTY. ,
("nrri'sponUcncr of tlio Vorkvilli; Enqulror.
Etta Jane, July 29.?Last week was a
wet one, and the crops on the low lands
have suffered more or less by the overflow
of the streams, while the uplands are materially
damaged in places by the washing
rains. We have never seen a time when
vegetation grew faster.
Broad river has kept within its banks,
and a better prospect 1 have never seen for
a crop than is now in its valley. Should
no disaster come upon it, it is safe to say
that an abundant supply for two years will
be made, notwithstanding our neighbors
on the creeks and smaller streams have
sulTered badly.
The dog-day season is now upon us, aud
we expect a long showery spell. A very
large crop of peaches is on hand. The
trees are literally loaded with fruit, but it
is generally of a second rate quality.
The members of Abingdon Creek church
are making the necessary preparation to
accommodate the large congregations that
is expected to attend the Broad Biver association
which meets at that church on
the 22nd of August.
Mr. P. S. Webber, one of the delegates,
yesterday made a .verbal report of the
Baptist Sunday-school convention, which
met at Cowpens, last Thursday and Friday.
The evidence was that the Sundayschools
were never in a better condition
than at present, both in point of numbers
and interest manifested.
The Salem Sunday-school, yesterday,
elected Thomas J. Estes and John F. Estes
its delegates, with James Howe and Sam'l
l Lee as alternates, to represent it in the
County Sunday-school convention which
| meeis at ;\ew nope in. i\. tiiuri-u, near
Jonesville, on the 2<)th and 21st of August.
Mrs. Rachel Carothers, of Sunnyside, is
not so well just now. For four years she
has been confined to her bed from the effects
of a fall. Her general health has
kept up remarkably well until recently.
She was a Miss Rurrisand was raised near
McConnellsville, in York county. She is
now nearly, if not quite 3f>, years of age.
? Harry Darker, charged with the murder
of the deputy sheriff of WoodrufT,
Arkansas, was arrested last Friday at Lauiens
and lodged in jail.
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. Y. C'artwright ifc Co.?The Pioneer proposes
to unload its Shelves within the next Thirty
Days.
M. it 11. C. Strauss?Who has ever Heard ?
Mrs. T. M. Dobson?Cheaper than any House
in York.
Withers Adiekes?Haying a Hreat Deal.
Frank Happerfield?Remember the Dead.
Rev. W. W. Orr, A. M., President?Iluntersville
High Sohoril for Hoys and HirIs.
TEMPERANCE MEETING.
The Loyal Temperance Legion of Yorkville
will meet in the hall of the Knights
of Honor (Bratton building) on Friday
evening at o o'clock. A general invitation 1
is extended to all to attend.
INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
A note from J. F. Gregory, school com- j
missioner of Lancaster county, informs us |
that for causes beyond his cotrol, the coun- j
*.. inn/.l.mul inatitiito onnnintorl fn ho holfl
ijr ivnuinia -MT ?
at Lancaster, beginning August nth, has
been indefinitely postponed.
LETTERS FROM EUROPE.
On the first page of this issue is printed/
an interesting letter from Mr. T. B. McClain,
in which he gives the readers of
The Knquikkr a brief account of what he J
saw in England. Mr. McCIain's next let- j
ter will be from Paris, and next week his
readers may expect to see in these columns
his impressions of France and the
great exposition.
DEATH OF i>lt. BOYCE.
llev. James Boyce, I). I)., died on Monday
night last, at the residence of his
daughter in Mecklenburg county, N. C.,
whom he was visiting. Dr. Boyce was
one of the oldest ministers in the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church, and at
the time of his death a professor in the
theological seminary at Due West. The
immediate cause of his death was dysentery.
BLACKSBURG'S INDUSTRY.
From the Columbia Register we learn
that a commission has been issued for the
incorportion of "The II. G. Hall Manufacturing
Company" of Blacksburg, the corporators
being II. G. Hall, of Shelby, N.
C., and John F. Jones, N. W. Hardin, J.
J. Whisnant, I). L. Brown and M. It.
-ii - t *-?i ?i?i r|i|,?
iwjcstj, llll oi ijiul'ksuu i ? aiiu |/ul|jiii)cn ui
the company are to carry on the manufacture
of all articles made of wood, the sawing
of and dealing in lumber, selling
builders' and general supplies, etc. The
capital stock is $0,000 with the privilege of
increasing to $15,000, and is divided into
shares of the par value of $100 each.
church notices.
Episcopal?Sunday-school at 5 p. m.
Young men's union prayer-meeting will
be held in the Prosbyteriau church next
Tuesday evening at 8.00 o'clock.
Assoeiute Reformed Presbyterian?Rev.
J. C. Galloway, Pastor. Services next
Sunday at 10.80 a. m. Sunday-school at
4.30 p. ra.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor.
Services next Sunday at 10.30 a. m.
Preaching at the Poor House at 5 p. in.
Sunday-school at 5 p. rn. Prayer-meeting
to-morrow evening at 8.30 o'clock.
Methodist Episcopal?Rev. W. W. Daa*"
iel, Pastor. Love feast next Friday evening
at 8.30 o'clock. Services on Sunday at
10.30a.m. and 8.30. p.m. Communion
after morning service. Sunday-school at
5 p. m. Prayer-meeting this evening at
8.30 o'clock.
Baptist?Rev. R. G. Patrick, Pastor.
Services at Union next Sunday at 11 a. m.,
which will be the commencment of a protracted
meeting to be continued during
next week. The ordinance of baptism will
be administered on Sunday morning at 10
o'clock. Services at Yorkvilleat 8.30 p. m.
Sunday-school at 4.30 p. m. Prayer-meeting
to-morrow evening at 8.30.
railroaiTearnings.
A tabulated statement of the earnings
of the railroads in this State for the
month of May has been published. The
tonnage shows a handsome increase, while
fv.n no.'oonnof no ruin or j orn rrrnvvinf ttlliph
HI** |/O.WU6Vl v
larger. The largest increase is shown in
the Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line, with
the South Carolina railway and the Charleston
and Savannah coming next. The increase,
as compared with the month of
May last year, of the Atlanta and Charlotte
Air Line, was ?13,070.50. The Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta shows an increase
of ?2,017.0G. The Chester and Lenoir,
shows a decrease of ?374.37. The total increase
shown by the roads of the Richmond
and Danville system is $17,781.30.
The total passenger earnings for the
month were $105,217.80, against$159,220.57
in the same month, 1888; increase, $5,991,20.
The total freight earnings for the
month were: May, 1SS9, $323,152.97;
May, 1888,$282,730.51 ; increase, $10,710.40.
The tonnage hauled was 250,534 tons this
May, against 201,112 tons May last year;
increase, 49,422 tons.
' LOCAL LACONICS.
Mr. Lon Rose has just repainted his
store and residence, and J. R. Hell, Esq.,
is giving his residence a new coat 01
paint.
On Wednesday last Mr. Iioumillat paid
the fine of fifty dollars imposed by the
town council under its conviction for the
improper sale of intoxicating liquor.
'"The colored baseball clubs of Clover and
Yorkville played a match game on the
grounds of the latter last Friday afternoon,
which resulted in favor of the Yorkville
club by a score of 20 to 23.
>.The scholarship for York county in the
Winthrop Training School at Columbia,
has been awarded to Miss Rose F. Patton,
of Catawba. No award has been made for
tuition scholarships from York.
j On last Monday, Mrs. It. II. Glenn was
-summoned to Kbenezer to the bedside of
her father, Mr. Wm. Simril, who was
thrown from a mule, dislocating his collar
bone and otherwise sustaining severe bodily
injury.
A change of schedule of mail and passenger
trains on the Chester and Lenoir
railroad went into effect last Monday;
Going south the train now leaves Yorkville
at 12.50 p. in., and going north it
.leaves Yorkville at 5 p. m.
-A The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union has rented as a sub-tenant from the
Knights of Honor, the hall of the Knights,
in which to hold the regular meetings of
the W. C. T. lT., and also of the Loyal
Temperance Legion.
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church at this place has undergone some
needed repairs which have just been finished.
A new roof has been put on, the
pulpit remodeled and ceiling substituted
for the plastering overhead. The interior
has also been repainted.
Thomas Simmons, Thomas Wallace
and Ray McDow, all colored, were lodged
in jail on Sunday under a commitment
by Trial Justice Whyte, of Rock Hill, for
housebreaking and grand larceny, committed
in the Landsford section of the
county.
Mr. J. O. Walker, trade agent of the
Farmers' Alliance, has just received a new
sample of cotton bagging which is heavier
and wider than that which has been shipped
to sub-Alliances in this county. That
heretofore received is .17 inches wide,
while the sample indicates that hereafter
it will be made 10 inches wide.
V PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Maggie Moore is at Blowing Bock.
Mr. Felix JI. Dover, of (Irover, X. C'.,
was in town yesterday.
Miss Jessie Sanders, of Chester, is visiting
relatives in Yorkville.
Dr. Miles Walker, of Union, is visiting
his relatives in this place.
Misses Eliza and Nannie Scott are visit|
ing relatives at White Oak, Fairfield,
j Mrs. I. L. McDow, of Lancaster, is visiting
her son, T. F. McDow, Esq., of this
place.
Mr. W. A. Mettsand family, of Columbia,
are in Yorkville visiting friends and
relatives.
Dev. Augustine Prentiss, formerly rector
of the Church of the Good Shepherd at
this place, visited Yorkville on Sunday
last, and officiated in the church on Sun- "
day afternoon. He was gladly welcomed
by his former parishioners, and a large s
number of friends by whom he is kindly t'
remembered. Mr. Prentiss has been in j,1
the north-western States since he resign- n
ened his rectorship here ; but he has re- s
cently accepted a charge at Chapel Ilill, N. j
C., for which place he left here on Monday. <i
Mrs. Lillian Ward law, from near Home, li
Oa., Miss Ella Crosby, of Blacksburg, are 3
in Yorkville visiting Mr. John F. Hates's u
family.
Mr. Frank E. Smith, who has a grading s
contract on a railroad near Durham, N. C. 1
is at home spending a few days with his ;l
family. I
Ilev. J. C. Galloway is in Chester, at- j
tending the Sunday-school conference of j "i
the A. R. P. church which convened there
yesterday. j
Miss Jennie Ilinton Miller, who for sev- a
oral months past has been teaching art n
classes in this place and Itock Hill, leaves "
this week for Wilmington, N. C. t
' Dr. A. Y. Cartwright and family will ?
leave this afternoon via Hickory and ?
Asheville, on a railroad jaunt to Mammoth a
Cave, Ivy. They will be absent about ?
a month, and while in Kentucky will visit tj
other points of interest. h
We received a pleasant call yesterday
from Rev. W. M. Hunter, of Iluntersville, v
N. C., who is canvassing for the Iluntersville
High School, of which he is one of
the faculty. An advertisement of the tl
school appears in another column.
DEATH OP G. R. RATCHPORD. b
INEr. G. Robinson Ratchford died at the
residence of his brother Mr. J. A. Batch* c
ford,about two milessouth of Yorkville, at n
8 o'clock on Saturday morning last, 27th J
instant, lacking but two days of being c
seventy-three years of age. He was born
on the 20th of July, 181(5, at the old home- 0
stead near the present residence of his v
brother, Mr. J. A. Ratchford, and in 1837 8
came to Yorkville for the purposeof enter- r
ing as a clerk in the store of the late Col. k
Wm. Wright and John H. Adams, who ^
wore merchandising under the firm name f,
of Wright & Adams. He continued as a i
clerk until 1847, when he commenced mer- ?
chandising in Yorkville on his own ac- v
count, conducting the business until 18(56, 1
in which year he moved to Texas. He j1
remained in Texas about six years when
he returned to Yorkville and soon after ?
his return here entered the mercantile
house of T. M. Dobson & Co., as a member r
of the firm and continued with it about ^
two years. He then returned to Texas, n
remaining in thatSrate about three years,
when, in 1878, he came back to Yorkville, ?
making his home with his brother Mr. J. tl
A. Ratchford, until the day of his death, i*
Mr. Ratchford was never married. For j|
several years previous to his death he was p
a member of the Presbyterian church. He 8
was buried in Yorkville cemetery on Sun- },
day afternoon, the funeral services being li
conducted by Hev. T. It. English, and a 1
large concourse of friends attending %he a
obsemiies. \ p
SHARON'S PICNIC. V a
The "Embryo City" Entertains a Thousami y
Visitors. ' c
Last Thursday was a great day at Sharon, e
The little village had sent out a cordial invi- p
tation, "throughout tlio highways and the 'J
hedges," to all who would, to conio and par- ^
take of her hospitalities; and though the crowd
was large, most nobly did sho acquit herself in
the entertainment of the numorous visitors
whoaucopted the invitation.
Tlio representative of Tkh Enquiiikk arrived "
on the ground about nine o'clock in the morn- v
ing. The crowd had already begun to collect, V
and was pouring into tlio village in a contin- n
nous stream from oyory quarter, in carriages, ^
pbictons, buggies, road carts, in wagons, on P
horseback, muleback and on foot. There were r
old men and old ladies, young men and young ?
ladies, little boys and little girls, and tho ba- ^
bios, too?all expecting to have a good time, c
and they hail it. They woro from tho vicinities ?
of Yorkville, Olivet, Blairsvillo, lloodtown,
Mullock's Creek, from over on It road river, ^
and the !>::t0 freight train still further swelled
the crowd by deputations from lllacksburg and
Hickory Grove. By half-past ten o'clock there ^
must havo been fully one thousand people on 0
tho grounds. j
Hut a large crowd had beon expected, and ?
abundant preparation had beon made for its ti
entertainment. Tho committee of arrange- f]
monts consisted of Dr. J. II. Saye, Messrs. K. o
T. Kiggins, .1. II. Sherrer and J. 1). Hamilton, p
All day theso gentlemen woro indefatigable in o
their ellorts to seo that everybody enjoyed ft
themselyes, and to thoso of tlio visitors ? ho s
were unable to take care of "numbor one," a
their solicitous attention was most acceptable. ^
The programmo consistod of speeches in tho f
morning by the invited orators of the day, 1
then a big picnic dinner, and in tlio afternoon c
a match gamo of basoball between the roeently a
organized clubs of Sharon and Hickory Grove. .
At half-past ten, tho Blairsville band struck j
.... O liirnltr nil. an/1 flin irrnatlv KCllt.tfirod l'1'Owd
II [/ <w II* V??jr ?l?| ??..? V..V f-,. ? rt
began to collect at the .speakers' stand, situated "
in a pleasant grove in the eastern limits of the
village. Comfortable seats bad been provided, p
and when the crowd had all been settled in the t!
shade of the trees, Divine blessings were in- g<
voked by Rev. W. M Huntor. i.
Then, in behalf of the "embryo city of Sha- ,
roil," I)r. J. II. Sayeextended ahcartv wfelcomo 2
to the assembled visitors and introduced the \
speakers, lirst presenting W. L. McDonald, li
Esq., of Yorkvillo. fi
Mr. McDonald hold the attention of his hear- g
ers for about twenty minutes in an interesting g|
address on the evils arising from the protective
tariiT, showing us how, instead of fostoring
manufacturing industries as it is presumably
intended to do, it fosters all kinds of abuses ti
and corruption, making tho rich richer and the t;
poor poorer, creating numbers of millionaires
whoso only ambition seems to bo to control p
the government in the promotion of their own r
selfish interests, and who have established tho
despicable precedent of placing all positions of c
power and inlluence at the mercy of the high- y
est bidder. He referred to the alarmingly
rapid growth of various monopolies, and p
championed tho cause of tho Farmers' Alliance ^
in its present light with tho jute bagging trust. ^
Mr. McDonald also made allusion to tho diiror- j
ences between tho town of Sharon and tho J!
Three C's railroad, and expressed the hopo that jthey
would soon bo sottled to tho advantage of li
Sharon, which he represented as having been u
shamefully treated by that corporation. y
Following Mr. McDonald, the chairman introduced
as tho next speaker, <Jen. 10. M. Law. j
Tho general's speech was characterized by .
his well known happy style, full of hard sense, "
humor, llowers and witty anecdotes, aptly ap- 11
plying to tho illustration of his moaning. lie r
claimed that being a farmer, and a married b
man, and never again expecting to bo a candidate,
lie was privileged to say what ho pleased, j,
and ho said it, speaking plainly about business,
social, educational and domestic affairs. .
He also remarked tho benefits that were al- "
ready to bo scon emanating from tho Farmers'
Alliance: and although he know nothing as to n
tlxo secret workings of that order, felt assured, r[
on general principles, that it was calculated to S(
greatly improve the financial condition of tho
farmer. (Ionoral Law elaborated somewhat on .
tho recent recommendation of the grand .jury "
relative to tho re-arrangement of school dis- o
tricts in north and south lines, with a view to a
securing greater convenience and ellicieney. V
Ho suggested that school-houses ought to bo so jj
placed that tho children living furthest awav jj
would not havo to walk more than a mile and- ^
a-half. This, however, was impracticable at ?
present; but it must bo admitted that our 11
school system was in a very bad condition and p
we could not begin to improve it any earlier, y
llospoko for overall hour, provoking frcuuent y
laughter and applause, and finally closed his \
remarks with some allusions to the rapid
springing up of tho town and tho much vexed ..
depot question, venturing the prediction however
that " 'tho Iioso of Sharon' would not y
wither, oven under tho wrath of tho great 0
Throe C's." n
At the close of < ion. Law's remarks, tho band jq
played "Old Black Joe," and Dr. Saye announced
that tho dinner hour had arrived, reminding
tho home people to hunt up all the vis- '
itors and be sure that everybody had an invita- j1
tion to dinner. 1(
It was not convenient to spread a common a
table, and while tho wives and daughters were ii
busily engaged emptying the contents of tho a
numerous boxes and baskets under the shade iof
tho trees, tho husbands and brothors were f
trying to find somebody who h:ul not received ail
invitation. If any one went away hungry
from the great feast that followed, it was surely S
not the fault of Sharon. And such a variety h
of substantial and delicacies as woro there ar- a
rayed?its equal is never seen at any other
place than a York county picnic. Beefsteak,
until, eggs, turkey, chicken, duck, salads, P
pickles and sauces, light bread, biscuit, cake in K
all its variations, nameless cookies without S
number, pies, custards, preservos and jellies,
and the whole spread was wound up with J
peaches, apples and watermelons. n
After dinner came the match game of ball, j
11 was commonced about half-past two o'clock, .
and although the sun was fearfully hot, the 1
great crowd gathered around to see the fun.
Neither club had had very much practico, but S
all woro fired with as much town pride as is d
said to animate the breasts of those who live in n
the rival cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Kacli sido had its partisans, too, and one
gentleman particularly was especially solicitous
about both. lie sat on the scorer's bench P
and persistently assurod the club at tho bat, that li
I am belting on you, anil bono you will beat
mi." The game was umpiren by Mr. W. I,.
IcDonald, and Mr. (leorgo Leech and Wm.
horror did the scoring. Hickory (Irovo made
.vonty runs in tho first inning and increased
10 advantage as tho game progressed. The
amo was called at the elosool'the seventh iuing,
on account of rain, and stood as follows :
Hickory Bkovk.?Mack White f>, Newman
mith (!, John Whitosides Robert Brown <!,
ack Brown 1, John Allison f>, Will Ward f>,
laities Brown (i, Dr. Ward, captain, ?>. Toil-oO.
Sharon?John Barman 3, Kllie Montgomery
, J. A. Thomas 2, Will Kennody 2, Will Rigins
3, Jim Hope 1, Jim Ross I, Tom Mediant
, J. M. Plexico, captain, 1. Total?17.
ity inninos.
Huron I 11 () 2 0 0 ?17
Iickory Grove 20 2 "> 3 10 3 7?.10
At tlio close of the game the victors received
beautiful boquot, a favor from the ladies of
Iickory Grove, which, was presented by Mr,
'rank Seoggins, and the Sharon boys genoruslv
joined in tlio enthusiastic cheering which
ic acceptable gift occasioned.
The ball contest lasted about three hours, and
lthough very interesting, most of the crowd,
lie ladies particularly, finding themselves unblo
to bear the oppressive warmth of the sun,
etireil to the shade of the trees, and tlio afteroon
was spent in riding, driving, games and
arious other pleasant diversions. There are
ivo new store houses going up in the village,
nd furnishing a suitable place, suggested the
pportunity for a dance. The building seleotd
belongs to Messrs. I'lexico it White, and
s one member of the firm is an elder in the
hurch, of course couldn't consent to such
rivolity. Hut the other member suggerted
liat tlio dancers might use bis half, and taking
im at bis word, they organized a quadrille and
ore soon "tripping the light fantastic too" to
lie lively music of a harmonica band, improised
for the occasion.
Although threatening looking black clouds
egan to gather about four o'clock in the afteroon,
the great crowd did not begin to break
intil more than hour later. The rain came up
t half-past five, and even at seven o'clock
hero was a large number of tho visitors still
oath to leave. Tho crowd was as well behaved
nd as orderly an assemblage as over gathers
t a picnic, and drunken rowdyism was yery
onspicuous for its absence. In short, tho picic
was in every particular a grand success ; and
/as so thoroughly enjoyed by all tho visitors,
hat when Sharon chooses to give another the
rowd is assured.
During tho day I inquired as to the business
f Sharon since the removal of the depot, and
/as informed that it doesn't seem to have been
reatly injured. Of course the advantages of
he railroad are very desirable for a number of
oasons, but as to freights, the merchants were
etting them hauled from the C. it L. depot at
forkville at an average of 12J conts per hunred
pounds. It was stated that during the
ew months when the depot was located at that
dace, tho railroad was paid between ton and
welvo thousands dollars in freights, and since
iharon has been hauling her goods from Yorkillo,
the freight bills have been at least half
hat sum?this during the dull season. The
illiculty, however, is now probably approachng
a speedy solution.
The railroad commissioners will meet at
Iharon on the 19th of August for tho purpose of
nquiring into tho merits of tho matter, and
ave cited the Sharon committee and tho raiload
people to be present, the former to show
/hat inducements were held out to them to
mild, and tho latter to explain why they removed
tho depot.
I also inquired after tho condition of tho
rops in tho different sections represented at
he picnic, and all reports are encouraging,
hough everybody was needing rain, which it
i probable they have since gotten. Mr. J. P.
Hair reports corn badly damaged in his seeion,
but a heavy wheat crop was made. Cotton
soks fine, and tho general average will be a
ood one. Mr. J. A. Bycrs thinks that alhough
he has lost at least 300 bushels of corn
y the late freshet, ho will still harvest the
1 t. - i.- ?.i? e? ? I,,-.- ?/,o,u
!irjj?USfb urujj IIU IlilHUinuU lur <l uumuoi \ti
a?k. Mr. R. M. Allison's prize acre of corn
ois also a general topic for comment. Nearly
11 had seen it, and they thought it couldn't
ossibly make less than two hundred bushels,
'lie neighbors seem disposed to joke Mr. Allien
about his pet, charging him with devoting
11 his attention to the prize aero to the neglect
f the remainder of his big corn field. Rut
bey should remember tbat forty bushels of
orn to the acre is a first rate yield, and that
von seventy-five bushels will make a very
oor showing when compared to J00. Conitissioner
Rutlcr expects to pay Mr. Allison a
isit shortly. n. o.
LETTER FROM HICKORY ({ROVE.
urrt'spondonci; of the Vorkvillc P.iii|iiirer.
Hickohv Grove July 00.?On Thursday
last the baseball club of this place
pent over to Sharon to play a match game
pith the Sharon club, who, as I stated in
ay last letter, had sent them a challenge,
although our boys had had but little
iractice this year, they sustained their
ecord for being one of the best clubs in
he county, and their captain, Dr. Ward,
irought home the ball that the Sharon
lub by their defeat forfeited. While we
re proud of our club and glory in their vicory,
we know that the Sharon club has
nany good players in it, and we do not
hink they will rest easy until they again
ross bats with the victors.
The picnic was attended byquitea numer
of ladies and gentlemen from Ilickry
Grove and the surrounding country,
laj. Jones, superintendent of the Three
J's railroad, had a passenger coach atached
to the freight, to take those going
rom Blacksbtirg and this place. Every
ne returned home delighted with the
icnic and the.hospitalities extended by
ur sister town. Among the many
greeable features of the day that I hear
poken of, are the speeches of General Law
nd Mr. McDonald. I have never heard
Jr. McDonald speak; but I know that if
}en. Law failed to entertain an audience,
t would be because they failed to appreiate
graceful oratory, good hard sense
nd sprightly wit.
Our ladies are busy canningand prescrv
ng fruit, ana having it urieu. uuu uira
he ladies! Their hands are never idle,
nd they labor from morning until night
o supply us with comforts and tickle our
alates with the many dainty luxuries
heir ingenuity devises. Some poet has
aid:
The earth was sail, the garden was a wild,
Hid man tho hermit sighed 'til woman smiled."
'here is both truth and poetry in these
ines. If it was not for woman's thoughtill
care and busy hands, the men would
o in rags, and the dainties that are now
o common would be unheard of. A
achelor is made of the scraps of creation,
nd they should every one be heavily
fixed to help educato the rising generaion.
Our men are chiefly engaged in pitching
horse-shoes, a sport that seems to afard
them much pleasure. They are exusable,
however, at this dull season of tho
ear.
The merchants of Hickory Grove have
luck and energy, backed by a reasonale
amount of capital. They bought 3,000
ales of cotton here last fall and hope to
ouble that amount this year. Hickory
trove paid as much or more for cotton
ist season than any other market in the
p-country, and she will do the same this
ear.
Mr. W. M. Kennedy and wife spent the
ay with Dr. Allison's family on Tuesday
ist. Their many friends were glad to
neet them. Mrs. John Smith, of Broad
iver, who has been very ill, is much
etter.
Mrs. T. B. Whitesides, of Blacksburg,
3 visiting relatives in this neighborhood.
Miss Sallie Wylie will go to Clover tony
to visit her sister, Mrs. Lesslie.
Mr. Moorhead, one of our most energetic
lerchants, has returned from Union,
'he Union side of the river seems to have
Dine special attraction for him.
Squire Leech held an inquest on the
odyofBell Wylie, a colored girl living
n Mr. John Byers's plantation, who was
ccidentally killed by her brother Jeff
Vylie. Jeff pointed a pistol at her, beieving
it to be empty. It went off and
er life was sacrificed to his carelessness,
uch carelessness should lie punished, if
d no other way, by giving those who
ersons who act so carelessly with deadly
weapons a sound thrashing. The parties
^ere both about grown, children of Joe
Vylie, an honest, hardworking man.
Mr. Harris Wylie has spent much labor
his summer in trying to make a perfect
oke. lie has at lastsuccecded in making
no that he warrants will keep any young
iule from jumping. He speaks of havag
it patented.
Dr.' Allison and the other gentlemen
fho own the Piedmont Mineral spring, an
nalysisof which was given in one of my
jtters, are making preparations to have
grand picnic at the springs sometime
a August. Due notice will be given by
dvertisement. The people along the
ine from Shelby to Camden will be invi3(1.
Heavy rains fell here on Friday and
aturday night. The creeks were very
igh and the corn crops considerably daniged.
Rev. W. M. Hunter, of Huntersville,
reached two very interesting sermons to
ooil congregations, at the school house, on
unday.
A protracted meeting will commence at
lount Vernon on Sunday next. The
aeeting is expected to last a week. Rev.
. L. Harley, of Shady Grove, will assist
Ir. Stafford.
Tho Farmers' Alliance met here on
iaturday. Mr. W. S. Wilkerson is presilent.
The organization numbers about 40
nembers. Their deliberations were prirate.
The KNquiREU is a source of much
leasure and useful information to many
lere and in tho surrounding country.
been very much swollen. Farmers are ,
wearing long faces again, especially those >
who worked their corn crops on creek j
lands. Much of the corn crop has been
destroyed; but while there will be only a
light crop of corn made the present year,
the cotton crop is better than for several
years. The peach crop is all that could be
desired, both as to quality and quantity.
Miss Jennie K. White resumed her school
at this place this morning. She will teach
a three months' term, and perhaps longer,
as she is very much liked as a teacher as
well as an accomplished young lady.
The protracted meeting at Shady (irove
closed last Friday night, ltev. J. L. Ilarley
was assisted by Rev. T. C. O'Dell, of
Rock Hill. The attendance was large during
the whole of the services, and doubtless
much good was accomplished.
HAM 11LKR.
vi
| There is no one tiling that does more to
cultivate the minds and elevate tho
, thoughts of a people than a live newspaper,
that, like Tin-: Enqeiker, is pure in its
sentiments and that keeps abreast with
the times in all of its departments. The
j parent who neglects to take such a paper
I is depriving his family of an educator that
; is invaluable. The newspaper not only
j gives to his children a vast amount of in!
formation that the schoolmaster could
never impart, but it educates them to take
j an interest in what is going on in the
; world, and to think and talk about those
matters and things that are agitating the
great mass of the human family. We aro
glad to know that Wednesday evening is
| looked forward to with more interest than
j any other of the week, because on it we
: get The Ex<irnter,and that many homes
I n this community are made better and
happier by its perusal. x.
LETTER FROM ROCK HILL.
Corrrspomlriico of th.? Yorkvfllo Enquirer.
Rock Hill, July jo.?Never in mo
! memory of our oldest inhabitant has there
been such a rain as visited this section on
Saturday afternoon. It was a regular
"cloud burst," the rain falling in torrents
for an hour or more. The streets were
Hooded, the ditches being unable to carry
off the large volume of water, the C., C.
& A. It. It. track at the Main street crossing
was submerged, the water being from
12 to IS inches over the track. A number
of our merchants had their goods damaged.
The downpour was very much the
same in Ebenezer.
A large number of our citizens will accompany
the Catawba Rifles to Shelby and
Cleveland Springs next Thursday.
The contract for the erection of the
Globe Cotton mill has been awarded to
Mr. W. G. Adams, of this place. The
buildings will be five in number, all of
brick. The main building will be 80 by
.300 feet; the picker house 28 by 64; the
engine house, 25 by 50; the boiler house,
32 by 40; the opener house 20 by 40.
Work is to be commenced on the building
at once, and completed and ready for
the machinery by the 1st of November.
In addition to these buildings, a number of
neat cottages will be erected.
Maj. A. II. White, president of the
Shiloh alliance, has received the first cotton
bagging ordered by the alliance, 1,500
yards. Maj. White is very much pleased
with the goods, and is of the opinion it
will be as satisfactory as jute.
The Sunday-school convention of all the
Sunday-schools of the Presbyterian church
in York county, will be held at Ebenezer
church to-morrow. A large attendance is
expected.
Quite an interesting religious meeting is
in progress in the Baptist church at this
place, and will continue through the entire
week. The pastor, Rev. J. Q. Adams, is
assisted by Rev. G. W. Gardner, of Harmony
church, Ches'er county; Rev. J. Hartwell
Edwards, of Chesterfield ; and Rev.
F. O. S. Curtis, of Chester county. Services
are being held morning and night and are
largely attended.
Rev. Augustine Prentiss, with his wife,
arrived at this place on Saturday. He ofI
T?r?iO/)Arvrt 1 /?It 11 * /! K V\n Qlinrl(llf
iiuiaicu 111 nil: i jpisu/f/aj inm^n \m uuiiu wj
morning. Ills former parishioners and
friends were pleased to see him again.
Mr. J. W. Westerlund, who for a number
of years was engaged in the stove and
tin business at this place, and removed to
Athens, (Ja., to engage in the same business,
not two years ago, is here on a visit,
lie has decided to return to Rock Hill. In
conversation with him he informs me that
there is no place like York county. And
he was surprised to see what "The Magic
City" had done in the way of improvements
in every respect.
There is any quantity of fruit offered for
sale in our town. Watermelons seems to
have the advantage of all others, hal.
LETTER FROM RLACKSRL'RO.
Corri'spnmlcace of the Ynrkville Kiiquircr.
Blackshuuo, July 30.?The heaviest
fall of rain our place and section have had
for many a day, came down upon us last
Friday night. For several hours there
was a steady and continuous torrent which
no doubt looked a little alarming to those
of our farmers who have their crops of
corn on lowlands; but fortunately the
heaviest rain was confined to a rather
small area, and our three main watercourses?Broad
river, King's and Buffalo
creeks?did not overllow their banks in
many places, so that little damage was
done to the corn.
Our town was left next morning in a
fine sanitary condition, and there will be
little work for the sanitary inspector for
some time.
A heavy overflow of water came down
from Whitaker mountain, and dirt from
both railroad tracks was washed away
in several places. The Air-Line passenger
trains were detained about an hour
at the fill against the new culverts across
the Three C's railroad bed. The damage
to either road is slight and will soon be
repaired without interfering at all with
the regular schedules.
We have had several hard showers of
rain for the past two or three days, and the
atmosphere is still heavy and threatening.
However, your correspondent took comfort
in the fact that there was another
change of the moon on the 27th, and I
felt sure that the new moon would at least
hold the rain in abeyance, if it did not
give us fair weather. When I mentioned
this hopeful view to an intelligent farmer
yesterday, he said: "Oh, yes, that might
be so; but the change came at the wrong
time of the day?in the morning?instead
of the evening." This was an entirely
new view to me, and more light upon the
weather problem.
Work is progressing on the new building
which is to be used for our town
prison and council chamber, and the street
on which it is being built is considerably
improved.
Messrs. A. II. Crosby, W. A. Jackins
and J. B. Boss returned home from Virginia
a few days ago for a brief visit, and
they, with Messrs. Gaston <fc Dover, went
to Chester last week to hid on work which
was let out by the G.,C. & N. It. It. Co.,
but none of their bids were accepted.
Mr. W. I'. Van Horn, who represents
the American Building and Loau association,
of Minneapolis, Minn., is in our
town with a view to organizing among
our citizens, a branch association.
Mr. Pearson, an engineer on the Three
C's railroad, has rented Mr. Win. Dye's
dwelling, on John street, and is moving
his family in to-day.
Mr. A. G. Smith is around this morning
getting up funds for the expenses of the
reunion of the 17th S. C. V., to be held here
on the loth of August, and our citizens are #
responding quite liberally. w. a.
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HAS Eli ALL AT CLOVER.
Oorrosjtiiiiilt.'iicc of the Yorkvillc Knquiror.
Clover, July 29.?A good game of baseball
was played here on last Wednesday
between the Queen City club, ofYorkville,
and the local club. This being the second
game between the two clubs, it was witnessed
by a large <yowd of admiring
friends from Gastonia, Yorkville, Clay
Ilill and the surrounding country. The
boys repaired to the baseball park at-1.30
p. m., and the game was called promptly *
at o, with Mr. W. L. McDonald, of Yorkville,
as umpire.
It looked for awhile as if our boys were
going to have quite an easy walk over,
but the Queen City boys rallied in the
:"ifh inninir and held the score down even
for the remainder of the game?too late,
however, to affect the general result,
which was 1!) to 12, in favor of Clover.
The special features of the game were
the battery work of Messrs. Beamguard
and Smith, and the heavy batting of Barron
for Clover, and Beard for Yorkville.
Mr. Beamguard struck out ten of tho
Queen City boys in succession, aud the
work of Mr. Smith behind the bat was
pretty near perfection.
Our boys challenged Shelby not long
since to play a match game of baseball
at Yorkville on August 1st, but owing
to a previous engagement, the Shelby boys
couldn't come. * * *
NOTES FROM HOUDTOWN.
Corri'spotiiknec of tho Yorkville Kiiquircr.
IIoodtowx, July 29.?We have had an
abundance of rain the past three or four
days, and consequentlv. watercourses have

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