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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
? 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 The local option law was repealed in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
? 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
? 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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
? 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
? 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,
? 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
? 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
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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
A similar commission reported the organization
of ?church in Fairfield county,
to be known as Union church.
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> 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
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
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
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
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
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
In New England and the Middle Atlantic
States the weather conditions for the
week were especially favorable for all
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
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,
\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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
/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
. Mr. Geo. II. O'Leary has gone to Baltimore
and Philadelphia on a business and
. "Mrs. Pr. W. M. Walker has received telegraphic
intelligence of the serious illness
of her sister, Mrs. Curry, of Wild wood *
Bev. W. W. Daniel, pastor of the M. E.
church at this place, has been seriously indisposed
for the past two weeks, but is
-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.
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
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
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;
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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
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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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it* cleatn cannot oeaccuumeu iui.
Mr. J. H. Wilson and wife spent a few
days with the family of Mr. J. D. McConnell
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
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
Mr. Harris VVylie's new store is about
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
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
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congreKaiiuua uu ouuuay.
There were services at Mount Vernon
on Sunday morning by Rev. Mr. Stafford.
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
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
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
(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.
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