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? St Louis is building up a large wheat trade with South America. The wheat is shipped to New Orleans in barges and then put on vessels employed in that trade. Contracts have been made with one firm for three hundred thousand bushels which is now on the way to New Orleans. ? The manager of the Texas penitentiary claims to have not only made the convicts under his care self-supporting, but to have turned into the State a profit of $G5,000 af ter4>aying all costs of food, fuel, shelter and clothing, or$S90 profit for each convict tmployed. The result was largely obtained under exceptionally favorable conditions in raising sugar-cane and refining its juice. ? Statistics carefully compiled at Castle Garden show that in eight months, since January 1, last, there has been a falling off of 72,135 in the number of immigrants landed there as compared with the same months in 1888. In no month of the present year, thus far, has the number of immigrants who passed through the Garden equalled the number who arrived during the corresponding month last year. ? The local option law was repealed in Floyd county, Ga., last month, but the prohibitionists claim that there was fraud in the election, and they have prepared ior a contest. Both sides have employed the best legal talent to be had, and an interesting trial is expected. The question of fraud will be decided in October. If the decision favors the prohibitionists a large number of saloons, which are now open at their owners' risks will be closed. ? The march of civilization in the far west has been attended by successive establishments and abandonments of army posts. The withdrawal of the garrison's at Fort Laramie, Wyoming; Fort Lyon, Colorado, and Fort Hayes, Kansas, is significant of a marked advance of the line of settlement. It will not be many years before the waves of progress from the pacific slope and from the Mississippi Valley will meet and coalesce. ? The Philadelphia North American a few days ago addressed to each Republican member of the 51st Congress two questions: "Do you favor an extra session of Congress? and if so, why?" So far fiftyfive answers have been received, and these show a very heavy preponderance of sentiment against calling an extra session. Forty-three expreas themselves as opposed to it, most of them stating their objections with forcible emphasis, while only twelve want to Bee an extra session. ? The Texas negroes, according to statistics produced at the recent Waco Convention, now own about a million acres of land, and pay taxes on $20,000,000 of property. They have 2,000 churches, as many Sunday-schools and benevolent asassociations, 10 high schools, 2,500 common schools, 3,000 teachers and 135,000 children at school. They number 23 doctors, 25 lawyers, 100 merchants, "hundreds" of farmers and stockmen, and "several" inventors. They have also fifteen newspapers edited by men of their own race. ?At Augusta, Kansas, last Friday afternoon, as the sheriff of Butler county was taking Robert Snyder, who about a month ago, murdered his wife and mother-inlaw, to the court house for a preliminary hearing, a mob formed and made a rush for the prisoner, with the intention of lynchingnim. A number of deputies were with the sheriff, and a pitched battle ensued, which resulted disastrously for the lynchers. No one was killed, but Snyder was struck on the shoulder with a bullet. The sheriff finally ran the prisoner into the court house. ? The public debt has been increased under Mr. Harrison's adminstration within the month of August, $6,076,692. During the same month of last year, under Cleveland's administration, the public debt was decreased to the extent of $7,324,676. Of this extraordinary difference it may be said that $2,435,460 was paid this year as premiums on bond purchases in excess of the expenditures for similar purposes in 1888. Surplus Burster Tanner spent $20,243,969 in the month just ended. He promises even greater things for the future. ? The tariff reformers of northern Indiana propose to hold a great mass meeting at Miami, Miami county, September 14. Elaborate preparations are being made for the entertainment of a large number of people. Senator Turpie and other prominent gentlemen well informed in tariff discussions will make addresses. Excursion trains with reduced rates will be run from all sections of the State. The Democrats of Indiana have determined to make the fight this campaign almost exclusively on the issue of tariff reform, and there are cheering indications that it will be a winning fight. ? Politicians at Milwaukie, Wisconsin, profess to see in the action of the Iowa conference of the African Methodist church last Friday, a scheme to colonize Montana and Washington Territory with negroes, and make those two States safely Republican. The conference advised Southern negroes to emigrate to the Northwest. Rev. T. W. Henderson, of Chicago, who was a prime mover in securing this action, has been promoting negro exoduses since 1872. He was the originator of the famous "40 acres and a mule" exodus of that year. ? A Washington dispatch says it is not probable that the war department will take aoy steps in the matter of removing the band of Apaches from the Mt. Vernon barracks, Alabama. Secretary Proctor said this morning that there is a mandatory statute for the confinement of these Indians at some government barracks and thero is no better place than where they now are. The Indian Rights association has made a proposition to purchase a large tract of land in North Carolina to which the Indians could be removed and where they could live in partial freedom, headed by that old warrior, Geronimo, but Secretary Proctor is not disposed to act until he sees the purchase consummated. In fact it would seem that he is inclined to think the tribe is pretty well cared for now. ? West Hereford Brown has just delivered himself up in Fresno, California, and, asks to be sent back to Mississippi to be tried for murder committed by him twelve years ago. He says that he was born in Okalona, Miss., and married Miss Nora Neal at Senatobia after having been in California. Ho then rented lands in the Mississippi bottom, and while his wife was lying at the point of death he was assaulted by a man named Jim Glaze, to whom he was in debt. He killed Glaze, was arrested, but got out of jail after his wife's death and during a yellow fever epidemic. Brown gave himself up, he says, because he could not stand being blackmailed any longer by a couple of worthless fellows who came out from Mississippi to California and recognized him. The marshal of Fresno has written to Mississippi for particulars. The self accused man bears an excellent character in Fresno. ? Early last Saturday morning, a mob of seventy-five masked men lynched John Sigmond, a burly one-legged negro, at Stanley Creek, in Gaston county, N. C. Late Friday evening Sigmond made a fiendish assault upon a twelve year old daughter of Squire J. B. Moore, a respectable farmer, in his house, when no one was near. The girl's loud cries attracted the attention of her father in the field and he came to the house just in time to capture the fiend as he was in the act of escaping. He wast first taken before a raagiafrflffi and tried and turned over to the officers to be carried to jail some ten miles away. The officers started after midnight Saturday morning, and when about four miles away the mob took the negro and tied him in*a standing position to a large oak tree and then his body was riddled with bullets. ? The Meridian Miss., News says: "During the twenty-three years since 18G5-6, the Southern States have exported to Europe 72,960,000 bales of cotton, which averaged 16$ cents a pound. This cotton averaged 150 pounds to the bale. The loss of the bale under the Liverpool system was 1 per cent., or seventy-five cents per bale. This shows that in twenty-three years the Southern planter has been robbed by the European spinners of the enormous sum of $54,720,000, or $2,380,000 yearly, an amount sufficient to buy enough cotton baggingto cover over 3,000,000 bales of cotton. This is one injustice against which the Southern cotton producer is protesting. The other is against sending $9,000,000 yearly to Europe and to jute bagging manufacturers in the East, when this sum could be kept at home. The farmers' alliance is working to add every year $9,000,000 to the working capital of the Southern States. ? One of the most remarkable murder cases ever recorded in Alabama, and a case disclosing revolting brutality, is on trial in the criminal court of Fayette county, that State. L. P. Smith was employed last spring as a detective. He ar rested Jackson, the negro he killed, thinki ing he was a murderer. lie afterwards learned that he was mistaken in his man. In order to secure his reward Smith told ! the negro he would release him if Jackson would allow him to cut off one of his ears. Jackson's ears were marked similarly to those of the negro wanted. The negro agreed and the ear was cut off. Smith ; then feared that Jackson would betray him and determined to kill him. He gave him the choice of hanging himself or being hanged. The negro chose the former, and while pretending to search for a suitable place made a break for liberty. Smith fired and the negro fell. Smith left, believing him dead. The negro liv- , ! ed, however, to tell the tale and his dying ; statement is the principal evidence. ? A terrible explosion occurred at Ant; werp, Belgium, last Friday. The catasj trophe took place in a powder magazine belonging to M. Corvillaius, a merchant J who had recently purchased forty mili-vf rvlfl nortrirlorpti intpndmfr to Sell ; IIUIIO VI V/IU V?.V.lUbv^ ... 0 i the powder. His work people, over one hundred in number, more than half of them being: women, were occupied in the task of opening these cartridges when the explosion took place. Immediately after the explosion it seemed as though a rain of glass was falling over the surrounding country. There was not a whole pane of glass left in Antwerp. Every person in the magazine was killed, and a large number, estimated at 000, were injured. A few minutes after the explosion, a vast sheet of flame leaped up into the sky, and it was seen that a petroleum warehouse not far from the powder magazine was on fire. The fire spread rapidly and on Saturday ! was still raging, all the efforts of the firemen, assisted by the military and the populace, having proved ineffectual to subdue it. ?hc fJotfeviUe YORKVILLE, S. . VVEDNESDA Y7 SEPMIBER 11,1889. THE WOULD OF POLITICS. The Pennsylvania Democratic State convention, to nominate a candidate for State treasurer, met in Harrisburg on Wednesday last. There was a conspicuous absence of the old time leaders, many young men being among the delegates. Hon. Samuel W. Wherry, of Cumberland", was chosen temporary chairman. His speech was not long. He arraigned the Republican party for many misdeeds and severely criticised the management of the sinking fund commissioners, closing with a eulogy of the Democratic party. He mentioned the name of Cleveland and the convention was soon cheering itself hoarse. The * 4 - ' * - - tt- r _ r l piatiorm aecmres: r irst, m nivor ui numo rule, and of pure, honest and economical government, to the end that labor may not be robbed of the bread it has earned. Second, it applauds President Cleveland and the Democratic representatives in congress looking to tariff tax reform, and reaffirms the declaration of principles made by the Democracy of the Union at St. Louis in 1888, especially that demanding a revision and reduction of the tariff taxes for the relief at once of American labor, American industries and American taxpayers, by the repeal of such tariff taxes as now invite and protect the monopoly greed that lessens production, lessens employment of labor, decreases wages and increases cost to consumers, and by the admission of raw material free of duty in all cases where it will enlarge our product, multiply our market and increase the demand for labor. The third denounces trusts. The fourth accepts the decision of the people of Pennsylvania, rendered by the ballot on the prohibitory amendment, as a declaration in favor of a reasonable, just and effective regulation of the traffic in ardent spirits, and in view of the overwhelming defeat of prohibition at the polls, charges the Republican party with hypocrisy in their treatment of the question of prohibition. The fifth, sixth and seventh resolutions condemn the Republican administration of 'State affairs. The ninth refers in proper terms to the Johnstown disaster; and the tenth deprecates the pension abuses as permitted by the present administration. Edward A. Bigler, of Clearfield county, was nominated for State treasurer on the first ballot and the convention adjourned. The Prohibitionists of Massachusetts have nominated Dr. John Blackman, of Springeld, for governor. The TTnion-Labor Dartv of Iowa has put a full ticket in the field, headed by S. B. Downing for governor. The New York State Prohibition convention met in Syracuse on Thursday. A full ticket of the State officers to he voted for in the next election was nominated. Mahone has commenced an active campaign in Virginia. He is flooding the State with Republican campaign literature, and it is said he will make an active personal canvass. The Mississippi Democratic State executive committee has promulgated an address to the voters of the State urging active work in behalf of the Democracy. The address denounces the Republican party for its abuse of the civil service law and inciting race prejudices. It alleges that the Republican rule in the State was fraught with ruin and desolation. The address declares that the whites must rule, and uses the following language: "We must show the world that the race created to govern, and that has governed all other races where thrown in contact, will in Mississippi stand by the common civilization of the Union which that race has constructed and maintained, and that it will never consent to be ruled by any other race as a race manipulated by renegades. The flag of a Caucasian civilization must flow triumphantly at the South and in every other section of this proud land and throughout Christendom." About fifty delegates, representing thirty counties, assembled at Birmingham on Thursday and reorganized the Greenback party of Alabama. The principal business was to elect an executive committee and choose delegates to the national convention, to bo held at Cincinnati. A long platform was adopted. W. II. Davidson, the man at the head of the new Greenback party organization, was recently an applicant for the marshalship of north Alabama, which President Harrison filled with another man. Bail Refused.?Judge Wallace has refused bail in the cases of W. B. Meetze and W. D. Kelly, both of Columbia, and in jail respectively for the murder of James I. Clark and George Bateman. In his order refusing bail for Meetze, the judge says: "This motion must be granted under the law unless "the proof (against him) is evident or the presumption great." In resisting the motion the solicitor submits affidavits of eye witnesses that furnish evident proof that the defendant is guilty of the charge. "On the other hand, affidavits of eyewitnesses are submitted in his behalf that go to controvert the statements of j witnesses against him. Under these circumstances a jury must determine the truth of the facts. "As the matter is made to appear before me, there is evident proof of the guilt of J the defendant, and the motion is denied [ and the prisoner remanded. "For substantially the same reasons, bail : is refused on the application of Kelly, and j the prisoners are remanded." Regarding the Meetze case, a Columbia dispatch says: The trial of Meetze will be a memora ble one. No case since the trial of Tupper for the killing of Caldwell, has evoked such intense interest in Columbia. Meetze ; was for some time confident of his. acquittal, and in fact boasted that he would be released the Monday after the , killing, but it is presumed he is not so light hearted now. The case will come to trial in October. The friends of Clark are j making a determined effort to secure the j conviction of Meetze. 1 ALLIANCE TOPICS. ? Of twenty-five bales of cotton received in Atlanta to Saturday, fourteen were covered with cotton and eleven in jute. Only a few bales received at Charleston are in cotton bagging and it is of a poor quality. ? A commission was issued last Saturday for the incorporation of the Farmers' Alliance Exchange of Sumter county. The capital stock is $3,000, divided into 300 shares of $10 each, and the purpose is to carry on a general merchandise business. The exchange is to be located at Lynchburg, Sumter county. ? A sensation was caused in the Charleston market last Friday by the arrival of a bale of cotton covered in an entirely new style of bagging. The new material consists of an inner jacket for the bale made of plaited salt marsh, which is again protected by a twelve inch mesh wire netting. The bale has been placed on exhibition at the cotton exchange. The inventor claims that the marsh covering is fire proof, and that the wire netting prevents damage by the cotton hook. The covering was tested on Saturday and did not meet approval. ? The alliance men of Georgia have declared war on the Thatcher's iron wagon factory, of Macon, because the managers of the concern are using jute bagging. The factory is the largest concern of the kind in the South, and Mr. B. T. Thatcher, who had the late dispute with Mr. G. Gunby Jordon, is the senior member of the firm. He is baling this year about two thousand bales of cotton, and though prominently connected with the alliance, is using entirely jute bagging. He says he cannot afford to lose about $1,500 by using cotton bagging, as he is heavily in debt. ? Last Thursday was alliance day at Blackville. It was decided at a previous meeting to make this sales-day for alliance cotton, and by 12 o'clock the streets of the town were crowded with wagons loaded with bales covered with cottcfti bagging. Eight of the sub-alliances had a joint meeting, and at 1 o'clock a crier announced from the court house steps that all alliance cotton would be taken to the depot, weighed and offered for sale. Immediately thirty-four wagons with fifty-nine bales formed into lino and were taken to the place designated. As the sale had not been announced out of the county, only two buyers were present. The entire lot was bought by Col. Mike Brown, consequently the sales were increased to sixtyfive or severity bales and only about five or six bales were covered with jute. In future all alliance cotton will be sold at Barnwell on Thursday of each week. ? W. S. Hogan, a farmer of Richland county, caused the arrest last Friday on a criminal warrant, of George Miller, of Miller Bros., cotton buyers of Columbia, charging him with the obscure crime of "breakage." The affidavit of Mr. Hogau specified "that in Columbia on tho 31st day of August, 1889, one George Miller, of the firm of Miller Bros., did put and make the charge known as 'breakage' upon the weighing of one bale of cotton, which deponent then and there sold to the said George Miller, contrary to section 2,520 of the Revised Statutes of this State, and that JeffBlakely isa material witness for the State." The section referred to prescribes that whoever shall put or make the charge known as breakage shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding $25, or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both. "Breakage" is a tare or toll deducted to cover the losses by sampling. In Columbia it is two pounds. Mr. Miller waived an examination and gave bond, but subsequently the suit was withdrawn, on condition that Miller Bros, charge 10 instead of 20 cents for weighing cottou. ? Messrs. Lucas and Mcintosh, of Darlington, and T. P. Mitchell, of Fairfield, constituting a majority of the executive committee of the State Farmers' alliance, held a meeting in Columbia last Thursday j night for the purpose of making arrangements as to the plan of campaign of the Hon. H. L. Donaldson, of Greenville, the business agent of the State alliance. At the meeting of the alliance in July Mr. Donaldson was elected to his present position, but his duties were not prescribed. The committee decided upon his duties and his practical work as State agent. Mr. Donaldson, whose office is at Greenville, is prepared to receive propositions from manufacturers of fertilizers, and manufacturers and dealers in agricultural implements and all manner of farm supplies, giving their lowest rates to cash buyers. These offers will be considered confidential by th6 State agent. The plan of utilizing them is as follows: When a member of an alliance desires an article and is able to pay cash for it, he will write to the State agent, who will thereupon furnish him with the name and address of the individual or company offering the most satisfactory article at the lowest rate. The member then makes his purchase at a rate I which it is expected will be a wholesale nno Tho nvomifivP PnmmittPA also an thorized Mr. Donaldson to accompany National LecturerTerrell when convenient on his tour through the State and work up the project of a State business exchange. This exchange was authorized by the July meeting and only awaits the subscription of five thousand dollars by the sub-alliances before being put it operation. THE COURSE OF COTTON IN CHARLESTON. News and Courier, September 5. Although the receipts in cotton are still somewhat behind, they are slowly pulling up to what they ought to be at this time of the year, and the factors are consequently in a better humor than they were some weeks ago. The receipts yesterday were 442, as against 002 for the same day last year, and in a few days they will, no doubt, be up to where they should be, if not above. The crop does not seem to be backward in any part of the South except South Carolina, as the receipts at all the other cotton ports, Galveston, New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah, etc., are already in excess of those last year. A considerable increase is noted during the past week in the number of bales clad in cotton bagging that have come into the city, and this is an evidence of the fact that the alliance men are using as much of the new bagging as they can get. There seems to be a stern determination on the part of farmers to use as little jute as possible, and they are using anything they can find that will answer in its stead. Several bales have recently come in packed in a good article of homespun sheeting, which must have cost at least eight cents a yard. One well-packed bale covered with this material was noticed on one of the wharves yesterday, and attracted some attention from passers-by. The bale came from Lee's, S. C., and had fully twelve yards of sheeting on it, which must have cost about one dollar. The same amount of bagging in jute would have cost about GO cents, and and the packer consequently lost 40 cents in the purchase of the covering besides the weight. This is only an illustration, however, of the determined temper of the alliance men. They are firm in their intention of defeating the jute trust, even if they lose largely by it, for iu the end they think they will be better off. The sheeting referred to does not do for cotton covering at all, however. It is '? 1 * i? ? i-~ ? .!ii * : ~11 very mm and me iiuuks win leaiumi to pieces. A drayman told a reporter of the News and Courier yesterday that every time a bale clad in this material was handled, some cotton was lost from it. The regular cotton bagging, where it is woven of a good stout strand of cord, is standing the test very well. The hooks do not tear it as was at first feared, and the compress does not injure it. A reporter saw several bales yesterday which had been compressed, and they were just as secure, and in some instances more so, than the jute covered bales piled on the same dray with them. MERE-MENTION. On Friday morning there was a heavy frost in parts of Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. No damage was reported except to the corn crop in Nebraska. The court house at Carthage, Moore county, N. C., was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning. All the records were burned. Near Albany, Oa., last Friday, six men who had sought shelter from rain under a tree, were struck by lightning and killed. A man named Frank Ilavens, aged 3S years, dropped dead at Council Bluffs, Iowa, last Friday, and a post mortem examination showed that his heart was on the right side, his liver on the left side of the abdomen, and his stomach on the right. It is estimated from authentic reports that the Egyptian cotton crop this year will be 400,000 bales. Henry W. Genet, a noted politician of New York, died last Friday. The Manchester, England, spinners have resolved to work only on halftime for a month, commencing last Monday. Fifty miners were killed by a colliery explosion near Edinburgh, Scotland, last Friday. Legitime, the exiled president of Ifayti, with his family and several officers of his army, arrived in New York last Thursday, and from that port sailed for France on Friday. Forty carloads of seal skins, the catch of the Alaska Fur company for last year, passed through Denver, Col., the other day for an eastern port, from which they will be shipped to England. The business failures during the last week number for the United States 174, Canada 27 ; total 201 against 211 the week preceding. John L. Sullivan has written a letter to the New York Sun, announcing that he is a candidate for nomination for congress from the Boston, Mass., district in the next election, lie claims to be a Democrat, true and blue. Congressman S. S. Cox is at the point of death with malarial fever at his residence in New York city. New York real estate, well located, doubles in value every eight years. It is said there are only 40,000 vacant lots now remaining on Manhattan Island. hethklTiTeshyteky. Fur the Yorkville Enquirer. The regular fall session of this body was held in the Presbyterian church at Richburg, beginning Wednesday night, September4th,and closing Friday night, twen ty-three ministers and thirty-seven ruling elders being in attendance. The opening sermon was preached from Matt, x, 32, by the retiring moderator, Rev. B. P. lteid, after which ltev. Jas. A. Wilson waschosen moderator and Rev. C. W. Humphreys, temporary clerk. Rev. T. II. Law, I). D., of Fnoree presbytery, and Revs. R. I). Perry and W. C. C. Foster, of Mecklenburg presbytery, being present, were invited to sit as corresponding members. i Revs. G. T. Harmon and A. B. Brown, of the M. E. church South, and C. B. Betts, of the A. It. P. church, were invited to sit as visiting brethren. 1 A call from the Tirzah (Lancaster) church for the pastoral services of Rev. J. R. Millard, was placed in his hands and he was permitted to retain it for six months. Messrs. C. B. Ratchford and W. 0. Sherer, members of Bullock's Creek church, and Messrs. A. M. and J. M. McNoul, of Lebanon church, were, after due examination, received under care of presbytery as candidates for the ministry. The agent of the American Bible Society, Rev. T. H. Law, D. D., made an interesting address in regard to the work of that society. A meeting was held on Thursday night in the interest of home missions, at which Messrs. Cook and Garris, the evangelists of presbytery, gave encouraging accounts of their labors in destitute regions. Mr. J. T. Wade, a candidate under care of Transylvania presbytery, was transferred to the care of this presbytery, and was, together with candidate W. B. Mcllwain, examined and licensed to preach as a pro- ( bationer for the gospel ministry. Olivet church was given permission to employ their pastor, Rev. C. Fraser, for three-fourths of his time, instead of the whole, as heretofore. The commission appointed at the last meeting, reported tne organization of a church of thirty members at Sharon depot, 1 York county, to be known as Woodlawn church. A similar commission reported the organization of ?church in Fairfield county, to be known as Union church. \17AA/^lanm nKnrnli tifqq rvutan norm l acinn ' > T UUUlil y> IJ VI1U1 Vll it mo ^ 1 v vu |/V/i imwiv" to employ lie v. C. Eraser one-fourth of his time until the next meeting of presbytery. Beth-Shiloh also obtained permission to employ Rev. W. W. Ratchford, and Horeb and Lebanon, Mr. W. B. White, a i theological student. Rev. J. P. Marion was given permission , to labor without the bounds of presbytery for six months. The same executive committee was reelected to serve another year, viz.: Revs. ' W. G. Neville, Geo. Summey, T. R. Eng- < glish and M. R. Kirkpatrick, with elders , A. H. White, G. H. O'Leary an . A. F. Ruff. Rev. Geo. Summey was re-elected stated clerk and J. B. McFadden treasurer. Rock Hill was chosen as the place of the j spring meeting, and Friday night before the third Sunday in April as the time. After the usual vote of thanks, presbytery adjourned, to meet in Purity church, ! Chester, September 18th, at 4 p. m., for the i purpose of ordaining candidate W. B. McIlwain to the full work of the ministry, with a view to his laboring in Japan as a missionary. IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH. Editor op the Enquirer: Will you 1 kindly allow me a small space in your columns to make an appeal to the mothers, wives and sisters of Yorkville ? It would seem that many of the noble women of 1 Yorkvilleare ignorant of the fact that there is such an organization in Yorkville as the Women's Christian Temperance Union. This organization now consists of nineteen members, of whom nine are wives. The different churches are represented in the Union as follows: Presbyterian 11, ! Methodist Episcopal f>, Episcopal 2, A. R. Presbyterian 1, Baptist 0. i Though this Union has many other no ble objects in view, yet temperance is the prime object. Now I must think that there are more Christian women in our town who are opposed to King Alcohol than appears from this showing, or is it possible that they will answer that they can do no good ? They can, at least, enter their protest against this curse and be enough in 1 earnest about it to unite for strength. Do this much, because it is right that it should be done, and trust in God for the result. Unite, discuss the matter, pray, ( use your influence at home and abroad, especially at homo. Learn who are the friends and who are the enemies of this 1 cause, and by your united efforts let those 1 who violate our laws know that they have < aroused the righteous indignation of all honest Christian people. Make it your business to learn when and where the next meeting of this noble Union will be held, and see to it that you are there on time, and do what you can for the cause of temperance. This is not a "woman's rights" organization, as some seem to think. They proEose to do all things womanly and want to elp fallen humanity. one op the w. c. t. u. Chop Reports.?The South Carolina weather service furnishes the following report for the week ending last Saturday : Rainfall for the State was below normal. Temperature for the State was about normal. Sunshine for the State was normal. Weather conditions: Rainfall was below normal and but fairly distributed; temperature and sunshine conditions have heen favorable for the cotton crop, which is being gathered as rapidly as possible. The corn crop is one of the finest for many years; potatoes and peas promise a large yield. The fruit season is very nearly over, having produced largely. Rice is reported as being in fine prospect, some having been already harvested?yet some of the lower lands have suffered from the continuous rains. Farmers are hopeful of a fair average crop of cotton, which with resultant fine yield of fodder, corn, &c., will place the yearly harvest on a good percentage basis. The weather crop bulletin for the week ending last Saturday, issued by the signal office at Washington, says : In the West Gulf States, including Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, the weather was generally favorable for cotton, except in some localities where rain retarded picking. The general effect of the weather for the week in this section was to leave the growing crops in an improved condition. The cottou crop was also damaged slightly in Tennessee, but the condition of the soil has been improved, and the outlook is better. The damage to the crop from worms in Arkansas is not as great as was anticipated, but considerable damage has resulted to the crop from this source in Mississippi. In the Carolinas the weather was favorable. Cotton picking is in progress, and there is a prospect of a fair average crop. In New England and the Middle Atlantic States the weather conditions for the week were especially favorable for all crops. The Corn Contest.?Says the Columbia correspondent of the News and Courier : The prize acre of corn raised on the grounds of the new steward's hall of the Universityby Mr. Ilenry Wood, the manager of the hall, was gathered and measured on Thursday under the supervision of Mr. S. J. (Jaillard, representing the American Agriculturist, Capt. Angus P. Brown, representing the department of agriculture, and others. The yield was ascertained by weighing and measuring a part of the product and weighing the remainder. The acre, according to this plan of measurement, yielded 57 bushels and 27 quarts. The yield was disappointing. The corn was planted very early and was much injured by the spring drought. It had been Mr. Wood's intention to try for two crops on the same land, but he failed in this. This acre is the first to be harvested. It is safe to say that it would not give the best yield. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. B. C. Prcssley, Fodder, York county, S. Land for Sale. S. A. MoEhvee?o<)<> Geese Wanted by next Sat u rdav. S. M. McNeel?New Business. Mrs. T. M. Dobson? Dobson's Racket Store. M. A II. C. Strauss?Cash vs. Credit. Withers Adickcs?Reduced in Price. W. C. Latimer?Wo Meet all Prices under any and all Qircu instances. A. Y. Cartwright A Co.?In the Metropolis. Ernest Lowry?Land for Sale. W. II. McCorkle, Probate Judgo?Citation? Sain'l M. Boyd, Applicant?W. B. Boyd, deceased. \V. II. Roumillat A Co.?Wild Orange Syryp. THE GRADED SCHOOLS. There are now 171 pupils enrolled in the white graded school, and 115 in the colored. GONE NORTH. On Monday last Mr. \V. M. Allison, of the firm of A. Y. CartwrightA Co., and Mr. T. M. Dobson, manager for Mrs. T. M. Dobson, left for the northern markets to make purchases of goods for the fall n auu? TRANSFERRED TO UNION. Smith & Lewis, railroad contractors of this place, having: finished their contract at Durham, N. C., have transferred their stock and implements to Union county, where they have a contract on the Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad. ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS. A competitive examination was conducted yesterday under direction of County School Commissioner Johnson for the alumni scholarship in the South Carolina college. The contestants were William T. Dunlap and James B. Allison, Jr. . SALE OF MINERAL LANDS. On Monday last, in the law office of C. E. Spencer, Col. John L. Black, representing the Magnetic Iron and Steel Ore Mining company, of Blacksburg, paid to W. B. Wilson, Jr., of Rock Hill, $12,000 for a body of mineral land owned by him contiguous to the lands of the company. IT WAS A VERlT GOOD GAMl-u/ The game of ball between the fat/atld lean kinds, of Yorkville, was played at the park according to appointment last Friday afternoon. With two or three exceptions on either side, the participants were the same as announced last week, and the match, instead of a ludicrous burlesque, proved an exceptionally good game, resulting in favor of the leans by a score of 12 to 13. . CHARLESTON'S COMMERCE. The Charleston News and Courier of last Wednesday was a magnificent publication of twelve pages, containing besides its full variety of news and other interesting matter, a comprehensive trade review of the city for the commercial year which closed on the 31st of August. The showing is quite creditable for Charleston, the statistics giving a result of over $7(5,000,000 as the total business for the year. COL. TERRELL. _ J Col. Terrell, the national lecturer for the Farmers' Alliance, arrived here yesterday afternoon from Chester, and will address the people of York county on the grounds near the graded school to-day. Last night he was serenaded in front of the Parish hotel by the Gold Ilill Comet band, and in response to calls, delivered a short address on the objects of the alliance. A large crowd is expected to meet him to-day. PARDONS REFUSED. Governor Richardson has refused to Ejrant pardons in the following cases from York county : Violet Bratton, colored, convicted of arson at the October term of court in 1887, and sentenced by Judge Wallace to ten years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. Robert Wisher, who was convicted of manslaughter at the March term of court, 1885, and sentenced by Judge Wallace to five years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. NEGRO REGULATORS. We learn that a few nights ago a band Df seven negroes visited Isaac Massey, of their own color, who lived on the lands of Mr. A. M. Black, in the Tirzah neighborhood, and chastised him by giving him five lashes each. He was accused of paying improper attentions to the wife of a colored man of the neighborhood named Kennedy. The story also goes that Massey owed one of his assailants $2.00, but the debt was cancelled by Massey taking 1<%r.Urvc? T-Tn n?na + lion rnnnirnfl fn liam seemed to bo very pleasant and agreeable. He did not seem to be in a bad humor. This was between 9 and 10 in the forenoon. He and his wife had a pleasant conversation while I was thore. Mrs. Annio Williams being sworn, said: I havo been living with my son-in-law, William Boyd. Have boon living with him since January 2, 1889. Ho I as been married to my daughter more than two years. They did not live happily together. I havo heard him throaten to take my daughter's life more than once. They had no special cause for disagreement. Wm. Boyd got mad at my daughter Saturday morning, and ho was still mad yesterday. I saw Boyd go into the house and put his pistol in his pocket, and ho told his wife he would kill her and then kill himself. She told him she would leave him. They were in the room together, and I heard two shots. He then came out into the yard and put the pistol against his breast and shot himself. I went into the room where my daughter was, and she said that he had shot her twico and that she should die. I tried to keep him from going into the room where she was, but I could not keep him out. Boyd appeared to bo in his right mind. They luul not'been friendly all night. He had not been drinking at all that I know of. Sho went into the room to write a lotter to Miss Alice Ford. E. M. Adams, being sworn, said: I was at Wm. Boyd's yesterday. I found Wm. Boyd lying in* tho yard, dead, and found his pistol lying on tho lloor. I found his wife lying in the room at tho point of death. Mrs. Boyd asked us to put her on a bed. This wasat about 12 o'clock. I heard two shots, both in quick succession, and then in a short time I hoard another. I live within three hundred yards i of Boyd's. This dosed the testimony and the jury rendered the following verdicts: That Lenora Boyd came to her death from a wound in tho abdomon from a pistol in tho hands of William B. Boyd. That William B. Boyd eamo to his death from a wound in tho right breast, indicted by ' a pistol in his own hands. lwc1 vc 1u01ic0* xic >t ?i?j uiv.ii ?v leave the neighborhood, which he did without RDy further inducements. PENSION APPLICANTS. There are ten or twelve persons in this county who wish to make applications for Confederate pensions paid by the State, they having failed to put in their applications prior to the 1st of July, on which date the time for making applications the present year expired. To these and others similarly situated, the clerk of the court and the chairman of the county board of examiners desire to say that it is useless to file applications this year, as they will not be considered by the State board ; and besides, the pension fund for this year is now exhausted. / THE FIRST BALES. The first bale of this year's cotton sold in this market was at noon on last Friday. It was raised by Dr. Jno. F. Lindsay, of this place, was wrapped in cotton bagging, weighed 418 pounds, classed middling, and was bought by J. H. Riddle at 11 cents. In the afternoon Mr. J. A. Plamel brought in a bale. It weighed 004 pounds, was wrapped in cotton bagging, classed strict middling and was bought by Mr. Riddle at 10:]. Later in the afternoon Mr. Monroe L. Thomasson brought in a bale. It weighed 42G pounds, was wrapped in jute, classed strict middling and was bought by Mr. J. H. Riddle at 10]. PROGRESS OF THE THREE C'S. The assuring tone of the Johnson City papers inspires confidence in the vigorous prosecution of work on the Three C's railroad in Tennessee and Virginia. The Comet gives a list of the sub-contractors, ten in number, who have covered the entire line from Johnson City to Minneapolis, Va., and are prosecuting the work with all possible speed. It is contemplated to finish the line between the above points?a distance of ninety miles?by the 1st of October, 1890. The Comet records the fact that since work on the road has commenced in earnest, over two hundred unimproved lots have been sold in Johnson City at a uniform price of 8800. PERSONAL MENTION". /N Miss Sue Watson is visiting at Gaston in. Mr. Ed. Hope lias gone to Augusta on business. /Mrs. B. N. Moore is visiting relatives and friends in Chester. / Mr. Paul T. Gordon has gone to New Yoxk on a pleasure trip. Mrs. Eugene Lowry is visiting her mother in Washington, D.C. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanders, of Chester, are visiting the family of Mr. J. F. Oates. Mr. Pan Thomas, an employe of the C. & L. railroad, is at home on a short visit. Miss Eliza Lock hart, of Gafl'ney City, is in Yorkville, visiting Dr. Atkinson's family. . Mr. Geo. II. O'Leary has gone to Baltimore and Philadelphia on a business and pleasure trip. . "Mrs. Pr. W. M. Walker has received telegraphic intelligence of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Curry, of Wild wood * Florida. Bev. W. W. Daniel, pastor of the M. E. church at this place, has been seriously indisposed for the past two weeks, but is now improving. -Mr. I. H. Ilall, of Charleston, came up to Yorkville yesterday afternoon to join his family, who have been the guests of Mr. W. B. Moore for the past four weeks. Col. A. Coward, who recently tendered his resignation as post ofHeer inspector, returned to his home in this place last Saturday. Col. Coward's friends here believed that the tendering of his resignation was premature, and from his recognized ability as an efficient officer, the present administration would continue him in office; but he gives satisfactory reasons why his resignation was proper under the circumstances. CHURCH NOTICES. Episcopal?Sunday-school ato p. m. Young men's union prayer-meeting will be held in the Presbyterian church next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. C. Galloway, Pastor. Services next Sunday at 10.30 a. in. Sunday-school at ") p. m. Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, Pastor. Services next Sunday at 10.30 a. m. and S p. m. Sunday-school at 5 p. m. Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. Methodist Episcopal?Rev. W. W. Daniel, Pastor. Services next Sunday at 10.30 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunday-school at 4 p. m. Prayer-meeting this evening at 8 o'clock. Baptist?Rev. R. G. Patrick, Pastor. Services at Union next Sunday at 11 a. m., and in Yorkville at 8 p. m. Sunday-school at 4 p. m. Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. "^murder and suicide. The startling information was brought to town late last Sunday afternoon that at about 11 o'clock on that day, William B. Boyd, aged thirty-three years, had shot and killed his wife, a young and beautiful woman, and with the same weapon had shot and killed himself, dying almost instantly. His wife lived nearly an hour after receiving her death wound. The intelligence was brought by meu of the neighborhood who came to procure coffins for the dead bodies. The couple, with their child, a year old, and the wife's aged mother, lived between the Lincoln and Armstrong's Ford roads, about eght miles north of Yorkville. Boyd was an industrious man, and though working rented land, he is represented as having a good prospect before him this season. His wife was a school teacher in the neighborhood, and her last term closed only on the day before the eventful tragedy which terminated her life. They had been married about three years. Nine years previous to this marriage, Boyd married Miss Mary S. Smith, about three miles north of Yorkville, and the couple moved to Arkansas. They did not live harmoniously, and after a few years' absence, Boyd returned to his old home, leaving his wife in Arkansas. It is said that on his abandonment of her she procured a divorce. It is also said that he claimed to Vioi.ft r>mr>nrorl a flivnrPA frnm his wife; JJCl V vyv.UA VVt V?? %/ vv - .. ! but when asked to produce the documentary evidence by the minister whom he asked to perform the ceremony at his second marriage, he could not do so, and the minister declined. They then went to a trial justice who performed the ceremony. Such are the matrimonial antece- j dents of the man whose rash and violent, acts on tho quiet Sabbath day of this week ended the life of a confiding woman and his own. As only Mrs. Annie Williams, the mother of the murdered wife, was on the premises at the time of the occurrence, but little could bo elicited as to tho cause of the trouble, if there was any serious trouble existing between them. Her testimony however, discloses enough to show that they did not live happily together, while it was the general opinion of the neighbors, previous to Sunday last, that they lived together harmoniously. He was probably an impetuous man who gave way to passion over trivial matters; and on the other hand, the theory is advanced by some that he was laboriug under mental aberration. The statement is made that on the the occasion of her last day at her school, Saturday, she rode a mule which broke loose from where she hitched it, and returned to the house. This incensed Boyd, and on the return of his wife in the afternoon he upbraided her, making threats which were but too literally executed. Whatever may have been the true cause, the lips of the actors in the drama are forever sealed, and probably no other explanation will ever be made than that conveyed by the few facts elicited at the coroner's inquest. So shocking was the tragical event that it cast a pall of gloom over the entire neighborhood. On Monday the bodies were viewed by a large number of people, and a large concourse attended them to their graves at Bethel cemetery. The inquest was held by Trial Justice James B. Bell, of this place, the coroner being absent from the county. The followingjury was impaneled, which acted in both cases: L. K. Armstrong, foreman; S. C. Matthews, W. F. Armstrong, 0. N. Youngblood, J. B. ltobinson, G. C. Ormand, A. B. Currence, G. II. Turner, J. J. Matthews, J. S. Turner, A. Dale, James Turner. As to the cause of the death of W. B. Boyd, Dr. E. W. Pressly certified as follows : I have this day examined tho dead body of Win. B. Boyd, and find that the deceased came to his death from a gunshot wound indicted * 1 ? i. I. . 1 C. nt. in the right sine Detween mo luunu nuu uuu ribs posterior, by one and one half inches to the mammary line, wounding the lung of that side, and probably causing death from internal hemorrhage. E. W. Pressly, M. I). September 5), 1SS0. Of the cause of the death of Mrs. Lenora Boyd, Dr. Pressly gave the following certificate: I have this day examined the dead body of Mrs. Norah Boyd, wife of Win. B. Boyd, and find that she came to her death from a gunshot wound inflicted in tho abdomen, directly above the umbilicus and near tho edge of the loft lobe of the liver. The ball did not emerge posterioraly. A second bullet grazed the right sido near the fourth rib, but was deflected by that rib and only inflicted a llesh wound. September 9,18S9. E. W. Pressly, M. I). The following witnesses were examined: .7. K. Pettis being sworn, said: I wasatWm. Boyd's yesterday, (Sunday) about 12 o'clock. T heard her .say she was shot and that she was going to die. I picked up the pistol and saw that two chambers wore loaded. The pistol was a livo-shot revolver. tieorgo Boyd being sworn, said: I livo at Win. Boyd's. I heard two shots at Mr. Boyd's house yesterday. I saw Mrs. Boyd lying in the room, and she told me to get tho mare and go for tho doctor. Mr. Boyd was lying in the yard dying. He breathed once after I got here. Dayid Patton, being sworn, said: I was at Win Hovd's house vesterdav morning. Wil LETTER FROM ROCK HILL. CorrrsjMiiidence of till! Yorkvillt: Knqnirer. Rock Hill, September 9.?Our town was enlivened on last Thursday by a number of Yorkville and Fort Mill citizens, I who were'present to witness a game of! base ball that had been arranged between the Fort Mill baseball club and the Yorkville club. The game was called promptly at 3.00, Mr. Jno. T. Roddey as umpire, who, as usual, gave general satisfaction. The following are the players who com-i posed the nine, and the score made by j each one: Yorkville?Moore 2, Gist 3, McElwee 2, j Allison 0, McClain 1, Kuykendal 1, Neil 1, j Dobson 0, Johnson 2. Fort Mill?T. Phillips 2, E. Phillips 0, Hotchkiss 1, Krwin 2, White 3, Mack 3, ; Kirkpatrick 1, Kimbrell 0, Boone 2. By innings: Yorkville.?2 n 0 0 "? 2 2 1) 1 ? 12 ! Fort Mill.?2 0 1 2 S :i 1 2 *-14 j As will be seen, the game was a very | close one, and the greatest harmony pre- j vailed between the two clubs. The game i was well played on both sides and much j enjoyed by our citizens. Come again ! The ladies of the Methodist church gave j a hot supper in Roddey's hall on Thursday night, which was enjoyed by our citizens, and was quite a financial success. John Kennedy and C'al Douglas, both colored, were arrested last week charged with forgery, having forged a check on the Savings bank and signed the name of A. D. Holler. The former is now in York jail. Douglas gave bail. Last week Itob. Lee and Minnie Bailey were arrested by Marshal Sharpe for an an offense against the town. After having a hearing before the town council, they were sentenced to pay a fine or go to the guard house thirty days. They chose the latter, and were placed in the guard house, after much hard work by Marshal Sharpe who was assisted by a number of citizens. Next morning, when the marshal visited the guard house he found his prisoners were gone. In arresting the prisoners there was some excitement. Jno. Bailey a colored man tried to get the prisoners from the marshal by force. He was arrested a few days afterwards and also made his escape from the guard house. Itock Hill is never left out in anything. There was a strike at the Standard cotton mill last week, but it was soon adjusted by the president discharging the ringleaders. Mr. Perry Martin claims to be the champion snake killer, he having killed twenty-seven under one pile of hay in his meadow last week. Cotton is coming in slowly. Up to Monday morning only five bales had been received?one in'jute and four in regulation uniform. Our citizens were shocked this morning as they came down the streets to hear of the death of Mr. Toy Rhea, which occurred by a railroad accident at Beaucoup, Illinois, on the Louisville and Nashville railroad. Mr. Rhea left this place a few days ago for the west to purchase some horses in company with Mr. J. Edgar Poag. The first information received of nis cieain was mrougn a teiegram jruiu the assistant superintendent of the road, to Mr. Gregory, of Lancaster. Later this morning a telegram was received by his wife informing her of his death, and stating that his remaius had been forwarded to this place for interment. He was just twenty-eight years old. He first visited this place about ten years ago, and two years ago married Miss Louise Owens and located here. His gentlemanly manners and kind-heartedness won for him many friends, and the bereft wife has the sympathy of our entire community. His remains are expected here to-morrow. J. Martin Clinton, the colored politician of York county, informs your correspondent that it is a mistake that he wants the Yorkville postotfice, but that he has forwarded his application for the Rock Hill postotfice, and that he was going to get it. Can he hold it? The Black Jack base ball club and the Our Boys club, of Rock Hill, played a match game this afternoon. The boys from the country were rather timid at first, but the soon informed the town boys of the grit they were made of. The score was 27 to 41 in favor of Our Boys. I am pleased to see that the Rock Hill Machine shops are now in operation. Messrs. Creighton, Sherfersee & Co., who have undertaken this important enterprise, deserve a great deal of credit. It will not only be a credit to our town, but a great convenience to the farmers, as all machinery will be repaired, and thus save freight and express charges. The choir of the Pearson meeting is practicing every night. It is composed of about sixty. Large attendances are expected at these meetings, and the people of Rock Hill extend a cordial welcome to all. hal. NOTES FROM CLOVER. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Clove it, September 9.?It was my privolorro tn nttpnrl the full mpptinf? of Bethel presbytery, which convened at Richburg, Chester county, on the 4th instant, Rev. J. A. Wilson was elected moderator. It was an exceedingly pleasant meeting. There was a fair average of representatives. The good people of Richburg seemed to be anxious that the presbytery should feel at home, and every effort was made to render them comfortable. If they enjoyed it as well as the visiting brethren, they certainly were paid fortheir efforts. How pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in peace! How pleasant to meet together at stated times to talk of spiritual things ! When Christians so meet there isa feeling, not to be described, that fills every heart. Having lived in the vicinity of Richburg for three years iu my younger days, it was especially pleasant to me. It was not only a union, but a reunion to me. I left there in 1872, and the Richburg of to-day is different from the Richburg of that time. It has improved to a beautiful extent. And the surrounding country, so far as I saw, (my time being limited) has fully kept up with the progress of the times, especially the road leading from Richburg to the factory on Fishing creek, four miles north. That entire distance might be called Richburg, as the road is straight as a street, with beautiful dwellings all along the line. I should like to mention the names of those from whom I received such a hearty welcome and so much kindness, but it would take up too much space. I hope that many of them are readers of The Enquirer, and to all of them I would say that my visit to Richburg will not be forgotten soon, but will be long remembered with pleasure. We have heard the expression, used with reverence of course: "Old Bethel presbytery." Well, the name is old, but those who compose the presbytery now are new compared with what it was fifteen or twenty years ago. I don't think there are a half dozen ministers in it now who were members of the body at that time; and in lookingover itatRichburg it seems that there are more young men comparatively now than ever before. Rev. W. L. Pressly, of Due West, is on a visit hero with his son Dr. E. W. Pressly. He preached an interesting sermon in the Presbyterian church heie on Sunday night. Our first bale of cotton was brought in last Saturday by Mr. Jerry Walker and bought by J. R. Barron & Co., at 10J. A difficulty occurred in Barron & Co.'s store on last Thursday between J. 1.. ; Matthews, white, and Minor Dixon ?.oiored. Matthews struck Dixon three severe blows or, the head with a hammer. The last blow broke Dixon's skull. Drs. Campbell & I'ressly being: near by, save him prompt attention. He is said to be getting along very well, but is yet in a critical condition. Matthews was arrested by the town authorities and kept in the guard house that night. Next morning, a warrant having been issued for his arrest, the sheriff sent for him and he was taken to the county jail. J. n. o. LETTER FROM McCOXXELLSVlLLE. CorresponiloncB of the Yorkville Enquirer. Mc'Connellsville, September 9.?Cotton is opening very rapidly now, under the gentle influence of a warm sun and dry atmosphere. It is the opinion of most farmers that there will be a good average half crop, which is generally counted on. We had a very nice shower on last Friday, which was fully appreciated because the dust was well nigh intolerable, and it acted as a tonic on the lato cotton, which was feeling the effects of the continuous dry j spell. On last Monday morning the principal, j S. C. Sturgis, and assistant. Miss Jauie ! McConnell, of the McConnellsville high i school, <v?re found at their posts and the school was opened with a fair averago attendance. The congregation of Olivet has decided i to divide time with Woodlawn church at Sharon ; consequently, Itev. C. Frazer will devote one-fourth of his time in the future to ministering to that congregation. A protracted meeting commenced at j Bethesda on last Friday, and will continue this week, both morning and night ser-! vices, as long as the interest manifested is sufficient to justify it. Rev. Mr. Mcll-1 wain, of Gastonia, is assisting the pastor. The base ball craze has finally struck this place, and the epidemic seems to extend from those who can scarcely walk, to those who are tottering over the grave. The small boy is continually racking his brain to find time, at the expense of his more profitable studies, to engage in this innocent amusement. Mr. J. Marion Moore leaves to-day for I )a v i dson, w here h e w i 11 resu m e h is st ud ies for the ensuing year. Mr. I). G. Crawford is making some improvements on Allen street, by enclosing his yard with a substantial plank fence, and improving the side walk in front of his building. Mr. J. K. Sadler, of Kock Ilill, spent several days here last week with relatives, lie gave a glowing account of the rapid growth and prosperity the "magic city" is just now experiencing. Mr. D. A. Fulton sustained a heavy loss a few days ago by the death of a fine mule. ' A - .1 it* cleatn cannot oeaccuumeu iui. Mr. J. H. Wilson and wife spent a few days with the family of Mr. J. D. McConnell last week. LETTER FROM*BLACKSBL'KU. Corrwponilcncu of tlio Yorkvillc Kn<|iilri-r. Blackshuro, September 10th.?We had clouds and rain the latter part of last week, with a clearing up ou Sunday. Since then, the weather ha?been as fine as one could wish. In justice to the Cherokee Cotton Mills, I must say that I was misinformed, and did not make an altogether correct statement in regard to the water wheels last week. The wheels already in use have each over one hundred horse power and will not be moved, the new one only being required to supplement them on account of the additional machinery placed in the mill. Some repairs to the pen stock have also been made, the tail race enlarged, a general cleaning up of the machinery and the putting down of a new floor in the second story of the mill, is all being done while the mill is stopped. Work will bo resumed in a week or ten days. The meeting here conducted by Rev. Mr. Stafford isstill in progress with very good results so far. The meeting at the Baptist church in this place has closed. There were seventeen accessions to the church, and the rite of baptism will be administered Wednesday night in the baptistry, to 14 persons. Rev. Mr. Pentuff left for Rutherford yesterday to spend a few days at his father's. I am pleased to say that Capt. J. S. Phelps, engineer on the Three C's railroad, has brought his family, consisting of^wife, three children and mother-in-law, Mrs. Swann, to live among us. They are at present Doarning at me ^vir uiue huici, and Mr. Mike Rudasill is building a nice residence for them on Mountain avenue. The same veteran contractor has about finished Capt. McArty's attractive and comfortable house adjoining Capt. Phelps's and it is nearly ready to occupy. Mrs. A. Urquhart returned last week, from a month's sojourn at Ilutherfordton, much pleased with that delightful old town and its hospitable inhabitants. Miss Christie Waddell left last week for Salem, N. C., where she will take a special course in music, vocal and instrumental. Miss Mary Gregory, sister of Mrs. D. L. Brown, of this place, returned a few days ago from Lebanon, Ohio, where she has been attending a normal school. Major Jones is having a large and commodious building erected to be used by * the Three C's railroad as a general repair shop. The company is now prepared to do all of its own repairing and repainting. Mr. Broad Gaines has been employed as painter, and has his shop nicely fitted up. Messrs. W. R. Lipscomb and W. A. Jackins are at home for a short visit from their railroad work in Virginia. Messrs. Gaston & Dover are much pleased with their contract on the G. C. & N. road, and have a good force of hands at work. w. a. LETTER FROjTlTlCKORY GROVE. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Hickory Grove, Sept. 10.?Refreshing showers of rain fell here on Friday and Saturday. They were of great benefit to the cotton crop, which has been somewhat injured by the dry weather. Cotton is opening very fast, and many of our farmers are busy having it picked. The crop, though not as heavy as it was thought to be a few weeks ago, is very good, and a fair average crop will be made. The corn crop is unusually fine, except on the creeks where it was damaged by the overflow. Most of the fodder has been pulled and garnered in good condition, the larraers naving naa very mvorauie weainer for gathering this crop. Fruit is about done, with the exception of late apples. Our merchants are now gettiug in their fall and winter goods. They seem to have laid in large stocks. The first bale of cotton sold in this market was brought in yesterday by Mr. W. S. Wilkerson. It weighed 440 pounds, classed strict middling and was bought by T. M. Whisonant & Co., at 10:j cents per pound. Mr. Harris VVylie's new store is about completed. Mr. C. W. Whisonaut's large store will be opened in time for the fall trade. Hickory Grove and Sharon clubs expect to play a match game of base ball this evening at this place. Miss Mary Smith, sister of Mr. Mije Smith, fell from her piazza on Saturday last and was seriously hurt, but Dr. Allison hopes not dangerously. Mr. Worth, the efficient agent of the Three C's railroad at this place, has returned from DIuffton where he had gone on business. Misses Mary Leech and Sallie Wylie have returned from Blacksburg. There will be a spelling bee at the school house on Friday evening next. Communion services were held at Sharon ou lastSunday. Mr. McDonald assisted Dr. Ross. Mr. McDonald preached two eloquent and instructive sermons to large 1.: ? o ,1^ .. congreKaiiuua uu ouuuay. There were services at Mount Vernon on Sunday morning by Rev. Mr. Stafford. x. LETTER FROM UNION COUNTY. Correspondence of the Yorkville Knquirer. Etta Jane, September 9.?Last Friday the dry spell was broken by a rain which has revived vegetation and somewhat cooled the air. The rain came just in time for late corn, potatoes and turnip patches. I visited Union on the 4th instant, the occasion of the Hon. Ben. Teirell's visit to that town in the interest of the Farmer's Alliance. A large gathering of people, not less than 1,500 or 2,000, were in readiness to receive him and hear him speak. He was frequently and vociferously applauded by the assembled throng. The colored people cheered him loudly when he appealed to them and told them where their interests lay. As the people of York county and the State generally have, or will have, an opportunity to hear this distinguished speaker, it Is unnecessary for me to make any comment further than to say his remarks were plain, practical, unvarnished reasonings upon the vital issues in which farmers more than anybody else are interested. Captain John H. Gallman, of whom mention was made last week about losing his horse, has found his animal, but so far as I know he has no trace of the thief who rode it off. Communion services were held at Salem yesterday, Rev. J. W. Querry, officiating. The congregation was not altogether so large as on former occasious, in consequence of meetings being in progress at neighboring churches. Messrs. Thos. J. Eslis and John 1). Snow were elected deacons. The installation will take place the second Sabbath in October. Cotton is opening, and our farmers will soon be busy gathering it. Late cottou is not so good as it promised to be at the close of the wet spell, about a month ago. r ~ >r^T\ *i n . n james luc-uumei, a youm aoout iu years of age, is suffering with white swelling. . I)r. M. J. Walker has lanced his leg twice, J and fears are entertained that further op- 1 eration may yet be necessary to save his | life, or the limb, at least. sigma. NOTES FROM ToTvRYSY1LLE. Corri's|ioii(lcnct: ot' the Yorkvillc Enquirer. Lowrysville, September 10.?The ice cream festival by the Ladies' Aid society last Friday night was a success. A handsome sum was realized, considering the scarcity of money. The arrangements for building a nice church here aro almost complete. The Alliance will go to Chester to-day in full force to hear the national lecturer. We had light rains last Friday and Saturday. Tin. cotton worm has made its appearance in this section. The second generation is uow hatching. Owing to the lateness of the crop it is feared they will do great damage. (treat improvement has been made on the railroad yard here by Section Master llently. The old, unsightly platform has been removed and the yard nicely graded. w. o o.