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?Senator Voorhees is out in a long address urging harmony in the Democratic party of Indiana in the nomination of legislative and county candidates. Mr. Voorhee3says he will support ex-Governor Gray for the vice-presidency in 1892, as he did at the St. Louis convention twoyears ago. It is understood that Mr. Gray will use his best efforts to secure a Democratic legislature and the re-election of Mr. Voorhees to the senate. ? During the prevalence of a severe storm at New Albany, Ky., on the night of the 25th ultimo, a horrible tragedy took place in the cemetery. A party of graverobbers were surprised in the act of desecrating the resting places of the dead, and one of them was instantly killed. Three others were arrested and placed in jail, but a fourth man escaped. The party consisted of three Louisville Dhvsicians. Dr. J. S. Blackburn and Dr. \V. E. Grant, and another whose name is unknown, and three colored assistants. ? A Topeka, Kansas, dispatch reports the existence of a secret political society of colored people called the "First Grand Independent Brotherhood." Its object is to settle the negroes in Oklahoma as numerously as possible, so that the race will have control of Oklahoma when it becomes a State. The white men will then be compelled to recognize the negroes as equals, or keep out of Oklahoma. It is said that a remarkably large number of colored people are already in the territory. ? The statement was made at a recent farmers convention in Illinois that in 1873, when there was 6,500 miles of track in the State, the railroads were assessed at $183,000,000 for taxes; while in 1888, when mileage had increased to over 10,000, they were assessed at only $68,000,000. It was further pointed out that, while the Pullman Palace Car company was assessed in 1874 at $2,100,000, in 1888, the company paid taxes on only $285,000. The assessed valuation of the other great Illinois monopoly, the Union stockyards of Chicago, is said to have been reduced in the same time from $1,050,000 to $192,000. ? The work of burying the victims of the disaster py tne Dreaaing 01 a uam at Prescott, Arizona, is about completed. Thirty-nine bodies were recovered and identified, while ten more persons were lost. Property at and below Wickenburg was badly damaged, but no loss of life is reported, as was feared, the people being on the watch for the flood. It is impossible to fix the responsibility for the accident further than that the dam was not properly constructed for the purpose for which it was intended. Adequate means for the escape of the water in time of flood were not provided. ? The clerksof the courts in the different counties of North Carolina are required by law to make an annual report to the secretary of State of all the criminal cases tried and their disposition. The official figures show that in 1889 there were 6,695 criminal cases tried, the accused being 4,409 whites, 7 Indians and 3,260 negroes. The greater proportion of crime was reSorted from the western counties of the tate where the negroes are not so numerous as in the east. Bather more than oneeighth of the accused were women. It will be observed that more than one-half of the criminal cases tried were of white persons. The proportion of criminals to the total population is said to, be smaller than in many of the Northern States. ? A serious wreck occurred on the AirLine railroad, near Ayersville, Ga., last Friday. Just as the north-bound freight train was approaching the Middle Broad trestle, about two miles below Ayersville, thn wheel of a heavily loaded car gave lravund flftpon Mrs wnrfi derailed. The engine and a few cars were not thrown off. The care were loaded with coal, steel rails and pig iron. The accident occurred on a high embankment, and the cars tumbled do wn on either side. Many of them were totally wrecked, and all of the fifteen were considerably damaged. The track was also broken up for some distance. No one was injured in the wreck. The wreck was cleared and the track repaired sufficiently to allow the passenger train to pass, with only a few hours' delay. -Ex-President Cleveland has sold his f>lace, known as "Oakview," near Washngton, for $140,000. The property was purchased by Mr. Cleveland four years ago, and with the improvements since made cost him about $32,000. Mr. Cleveland is said to have realized ou this sale a clear profit of about $100,000. Bishop John W. Hurst, of the Methodist Episcopal church, has bought a tract of 90 acres adjoining the above, to be used as the site of the proposed new Methodist university. It is estimated that at least one and a half MM 11 KA M AA/4 A/4 f A Aronf f Kn V>QAAO_ UillUUUO Will UO UUCUCU %J\J VAIO UWUVOsary buildings and properly endow the institution. An appeal will be made for funds to the Methodist church at large. Bishop Hurst said that it had been decided not to have a collegiate department in connection with the University, but the curriculum would consist entirely of courses of higher studies for post graduates studying for professions. ? With the view of ascertaining the proportion of taxes paid by the negroes of Richmond, the Virginia house of delegates has passed a bill directing that in the re-assessment of taxes of this year the assessors shall indicate the race of each taxpayer. When these lists are completed and returned to the auditor's office, that office will make up the aggregate, showing what part of tax burdens of the commonwealth is borne by the colored people. "The persistent and blind way in which the negroes of this State have followed the Republican leaders in all political contests," says the Richmond correspondent of the New York Times, "has suggested the propriety of separating the school fund of the State, giving the colored peofle only what they contribute in taxes. f the bill referred to is enacted it will give the information necessary to intelligently agitate this prQposition. The bill will no doubt pass, if for no other purpose than to get the data sought." ? In Stanley's report to the British government in regard to his expedition for the relief of Emin Pasha, he speaks as follows of the discovery of an immense forest: "We can prove that east and north and northeast of the Congo there exists an immense area of about 250,000 square miles, which is covered by one unbroken, compact and veritable forest. * * * Through the core of this forest we traveled for thirteen months, and in its gloomy shades many scores of our dark folio wers perished. Our progress throhgh the dense undergrowth of bush and ambitious young trees which grew beneath the impervious shades of the forest giants, and which was matted by arums, phrynia and amoma, meshed by endless lines of calamus, and complicated by great cable like convolvuli, was often only at the rate of 400 yards an hour. Through such obstructions as these we had to tunnel a way for the column to pass. The Amazon Valley cannot boast a more impervious or a more umbrageous forest, nor one which has more truly a tropical character, than this vast Upper Congo forest, nourished as it is by eleven months of tropical showers. ? Brown Washington, a negro, was lynched at Madison, Morgan county, Ga., last Friday night, for the murder and outrage of a nine year old white girl. Serious complications may grow out of the lynching. Governor Gordon ordered the Madison Home G uards to assist the sheriff in protecting the jail. The orderly sergeant and three privates of the company were all that obeyed the summons. The orderlv sergeant notified the governor that all the officers and members of the com-1 pany were out of town but himself and three others, and that the arms of the I company had been removed from the armory by unknown parties. Compliance with the orders was therefore out of the question. The failure of the company to respond to the order is regarded at the executive office as a breach of military discipline. It is thought that the officers and privates of the company purposely absented themselves from town to avoid compliance with the governor's order. The governor has therefore transferred the matter to Adjutant General Kell with orders to make a rigid investigation of the situation. The matter will finally be referred to the military advisory board and a court martial will likely follow. This is the first case of the kind on record. The outcome is awaited with interest. ? the most momentous undertaking in Southern railroad circles this year, says the Atlanta Constitution, is a project now fairly begun, and with every prospect of success, for the extension of General Fitzhugh Lee's line from Pittsburg to Glasgow, Va., on through to Atlanta. Everything is ready now. The money is prac- i tically assured, and next week the surveying corps will start out from Atlanta to determine the route in Georgia. In the meanwhile, work is being pushed rapidly, and will be kept up, at the other end. The system from Pittsburg to Atk : . lanta is made up of four divisions. The cc first from Pittsburg to Glasgow, Va., 272 tt miles long. Of this General Lee is presi- tt dent?the Pittsburg and Virginia. The w second division is from Glasgow to the fa North Carolina line?the Bedford aud n< James River Railroad company. Of this Hon. \V. W. Berry is president. The ft third division is from the line between ej Virginia and Carolina to the line between ir North Carolina and Georgia, or the whole tl portion of the line that lies in Carolina. C( Of this, Col. Nat Atkinson, of Asheville, la is president. Of the Georgia division, a prominent Atlanta attorney is president, ft General Fitzhugh Lee is president of the st entire system. The work of surveying a< through North Carolina is now in progress. The money is now in hand to se- ei cure the building of the road to Glasgow. 01 From there the route is through Liberty and Rocky Mount, Va., near Mount Airy, ?t N. C., through Asheville, N. C., and from C( there almost in an air-line to Atlanta, ol The total distance from Atlanta to Pitts- p< burg is to be 652 miles, and this line will te make the shortest possible route between 01 the two cities. ftc ?^n $hc forMlc ^uquiitr.? r. ' si YORK VILLE, S. . : p, ? ai WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1890. g BE CAREFUL. Ever since work was commenced on the fa Three C's railroad, there has been more or less excitement in this county, particular- * ly in the northern and western sections, over the valuable mineral properties made Cc available by this line. Speculators have ol been, and are still, at work getting con- st trol of all the properties that they con- , sider it worth their while to tie up. Some sj have made fair and square purchases. Of ti these we have nothing to say. There are tl other parties, however, who, by sharp tl practice, seek to derive all advantage to jc themselves without rendering any equiv- ^ alent to the property owners. It is as to tl these that we would put our readers on w their guard. For instance, you own a cr piece of land, and you receive a proposi- . tion to lease it for twenty years under such ^ conditions as these: The lessee pays you 8 the sum of one dollar down, and agrees to tl further pay a royalty of ten or fifteen cents ti on every ton mined, obligating himself to commence work within six months or st such a matter. These are all the condi- nc x. XL. : C8 tions. Jfrevious to tne expirauun ui six a, months, he digs up a ton of ore, pays you ]\j fifteen cents, and the land is tied up for ai twenty years, leaving you unable to sell ^ when opportunity offers. Some land has already been tied up in this way, and the ol owners have not yet seen the point, but are confidently awaiting the time when B they will be gathering in royalties from H forty or fifty tons daily. Before this hap- ^ pens the sharper will be paid a nice round cs sum to give up his claim. Owners of mineral lands who wish to lease them on the royalty system should is see to it that the conditions of the contract 01 require the mining of a specified number ^ of tons, daily or weekly, during the term 5 of the lease. a' FARMERSMIEETINGS. ft The first convention held in this State bi under the call of G. W. Shell, represent- D ing the Farmers' Association; was held in y< Sumter last Saturday. Delegates were di elected to the March convention and were si instructed to oppose the nomination of a M State ticket. They were further instructed, ec in the event of the convention's deciding it to put a ticket in the field, to secede from ai the convention. ai Meetings were held in various other w counties of the State on Monday last. cc In Spartanburg the meeting resulted in a a split. Two meetings were held and two SI delegations were appointed to the State la convention. The correspondent of the Greenville News gives the following ac- m count of the proceedings: g] At the first meeting Capt. Geo. B. Dean was bt called to the chair and R. A. Lancaster was made secretary. About eighty or ninety were (0 present, many of them among the best farmers rx# tkfl AAnnttr Thn mnntlnrr hopomn nnnfn QPrl VUV WUUVJI XUV UlVVV^u^ WVVMU1W w?.wwv\? and Captain Dean resigned tho chair in favor D( of Dr. R. M. Smith, and the subsequent scenes became increasingly stormy and almost im- th possible to report. at On a proposition that the chair should ap- dl point a committee to nominate delegates, Dr. ra Smith called for the ayes. A few voices re- i sponded "aye" and the chairman proceeded to " appoint the committee. Ho refused to put the 10 nays, declaring that only those who voted "aye" were in sympathy with the Farmers' p( Movement and entitled to a seat in the conven- hi tion. On this ground he refused also to hear fi a motion to elect delegates by ballot, made by u, Eber Smith and seconded by J. W. Stribling. .. The latter is the assistant chairman of the 11 County Farmers' Association and as such is- so sued the call for the convention summouingall w who were in sympathy with the Farmers' Move- T1 ment to assemble. He was ruled out of sym- gf pathy and not entitled to a voice. As a result vj of this meeting delegates were appointed. They go uninstructed, but are understood to favor " nominations. ?r After this meeting adjourned a strong repre- pi Bentative body spontaneously assembled in tho in court house for a second meeting. J. W. Strib- cl bling was made chairman and Geo. W. Turner, secretary. In this meeting delegates were u elocted by ballot. A resolution was passed stating that it was the sense of the meeting that no nominations ec should be made at the March convention, but B that the delegates should go uninstructed. sj At the meeting in Laurens a resolution b( was passed instructing the delegates to the b< March convention to vote for the nomina- g< tion of a State ticket from governor down, b< which ticket is to be submitted to the hi Cfofa Tin rv-i r\nr*Q tin onmronfmn onrl ho\r I h< j./^iuwiUbiv VVU ? VUHVUJ uuu H?vj ? are now instructed to vote for B. It. Till- w man for governor. There were about one oi hundred and twenty-five persons present h: and all seemed to be of one accord. rt The Oconee county meeting was attend- tl ed by about two hundred representative b< farmers. The delegates are uninstructed, hi but the following resolution was adopted: ft "Resolved, That with the lights now before us, it is the sense of this convention that it fli would be unwise to nominate State oflicers at zi the March convention of fanners, but that this ai is not meant as instructions to our delegates." ^ The meeting in Edgefield was respecta- b; ble in numbers, but not enthusiastic. B. lj It. Tillman is among the delegates select- tl ed. They go instructed to vote for norni- cr nations at the March convention and to t endorse B. It. Tillman as a suitable man ai to be nominated for governor. The meet- pi ing was very quiet. Mr. Tillman was t present. st The meeting in Union was well attend- cc ed, and all were unanimous in favor of the ti Shell manifesto. The delegates to the tl State convention were instructed to favor the nomination of a full State ticket. ai Only sixteen farmers assembled at Flor- a anna urVian thn macQ moatlnir wqu miliar! tfl n| cuvc nutu guv IUMOO ixivvuttig nww vi?nvv? ?.v order, and the number afterward increased to thirty-two. Several lengthy speeches ir were made. It was the sentiment of the ol meeting to make a fight within the party ol lines and to send the delegates uninstruct- b( ed. A delegation of six was elected. A st resolution was adopted that the meeting deemed it unwise for the March conven- w tion to make State nominations. d The Orangeburg meeting instructed its tl delegates to vote first, last and all the time V against nominating a ticket at the March n convention. The meeting would have h; been large but for a heavy fall of snow tl Saturday night which impeded travel. w The attendance in the Marion meeting jg was small. After the selection of dele- ti gates a resolution favoring retrenchment in public expenditure, and the promotion of industrial education by the State was N unanimously adopted. There was no dis- ni cussion as to the expediency of making w nominations at the approaching conven- j ni tion, but the genenal sentiment seems to sa be against such action. fr The Abbeville meeting was in session I h; with closed doors. The attendance was d< small and the proceedings harmonious ol though protracted. The delegates to the cr State convention were instructed to oppose si nominations and to support the primary m plan for the nomination of all officers from w the governor down. tl Anderson sends her delegation unin- w structed, but the sentiment of the meeting, j sc as expressed in the several speeches made, in was decidedly against nominations at the bs March convention. tl Clarendon's meeting was attended by b< about one hundred representative farmers, le and six delegates were elected to the March m >nvention. Resolutions were adopted tat the delegates go uninstructed, and lat it is the sense of the meeting that it ill be impolitic and injurious to the rmers of South Carolina to make any srainations at the March convention. Reporting from Hampton county, M. B, [cSweeney, editor of the Guardian, teljraphs the Greenville News: "No meetig was held here to-day to endorse ie Shell movement. The farmers of this >unty prefer to be governed by the regu.r State Democratic nominations." Greenville elected ten delegates to the larch convention and they will go uninructed. The following resolutions were iopted: "Resolved, That our delegates to the Farms' Convention, to be."assembled in Columbis i the 27th instant, be and are hereby request1 to call attention to the inefficiency of tin resent methods of assessing property for taxion. The tax returns in the hands of th( >mptroller-general do not represent one-tentl "the money on hand the 1st of January, and jrhaps there is no better showing in the matr of stocks, bonds and credits. These classes " property are protected by all the powers oi >vernmeht and they should be made to beai ;eir just share in support of the government, ne of the main objects of the Farmers' Moveient is relief from oppressive taxation. Whilf e approve of retrenchment and reform, and more economical administration of our pubu institutions and the readjustment of salaes, the relief thus effected would hardly be jpreciated. By enforcing the laws in relation i the returns of property for taxation, accordic to its letter and spirit, and compelling th< stums of all property would add at least fifty lillions to the taxable assets of the State, anc ould give us a relief at once of live mills reliction of our taxes. This is the onlypraetiil method for any material relief. It is c latter of simple justice, and no honest, fairinded man can oppose it. We therefore inst that our delegates exert their inlluence ir aming a platform of principles to give a sureme position to the doctrines of equal rights id an equal distribution of burdens of govnmeut. It involves ten fold greater rebel ian any mere matters of economy and reenchment." The meeting in Aiken developed the ct that Tillman and Shell have some arm followers in that county. It is mught that the action of the meeting Des to show that the delegates elected ill favor rather than oppose the March inventiou proceedings, though by a vote f twenty-one to twelve they go uninructed. The meeting in Fairfield was attended y fifty-seven farmers. A resolution inructing the delegates to oppose nominaons was voted down, and a motion thai ley go untrammeled was carried. All le delegates have expressed themselves i favor of making nominations except vo, who are doubtful. Only 39 votes ere cast. A resolution was adopted thai le nominees of the March conventioc ould be repudiated unless the Demoatic convention endorsed them. Marlboro appointed delegates and unannously adopted a resolution instructing lem to vote for a full State ticket and to ipport Tillman for governor as long as lere may be a possibility of his nominaon. Lexington sends her delegates uninrnntprl. In Darlington no meeting was held 01 tiled for last Monday, but a meeting is inounced for the fourth Monday in [arch. There is considerable indifference id much conservatism among the Darngton farmers. They generally seem tc link the convention unnecessary, and are it now prepared to recognize the wisdom r nominations. Meetings were not held in Beaufort erkeley, Pickens, Kershaw, Richland iorry and Charleston, these counties, like .'ampton, having ignored Capt. Shell's ill. THE IjALLUWS. The Rev. Henry Duncan, a Baptist minter, was hanged at Ozark, Ala., at nooc i the 21st ultimo, for the murder of his ife. The execution was public, in violaon of a State law, and was witnessed bj 000 people.j Duncan had been pastor ol Baptist church in Dale county for seyera! ?ars, and was very popular. Last Julj is wife died very suddenly, and was jried the next day. A few days latei uncan went away, accompanied by a Dung woman named Georgia Baldree, the lughter of a rich planter. This aroused ispicion and the coroner had the body ol [rs. Duncan exhumed. An autopsy show1 that she had died of strychnine poisonig. A warrant wasaworn out for Duncan, id he was found in Florida, where he id Miss Baldree were living as man and ife. He was brought back, tried and mvicted, and about two weeks ago made confession, implicating Miss Baldree, le was arrested, but released a few days ter. George Clark, convicted as one of the urderers of Wm. McCausland, an Alleleny city drover, was hanged at Wanesirg, Pa., last Thursday. Thnmn? O'Rripn whs hanr*pd at IJPxiner n, Ky., on Friday, for the murder ol ettie Shea. He died protesting his in)cence. Richard R. Hawes, the noted murderer ol iree members of his family, was hanged Birmingham, Ala., last Friday. The op fell at 12.30 p. m., and twenty-one inutes later the body was cut down and divered over to his brother, who took il Atlanta for burial. The crime for which Hawes paid the malty with his life was the murder ol s wife and twochildren, May and Irene, uesday morning December 4,1888. The )dy of May was found floating in an arficial lake at East Lake, a pleasure rertsix miles from Birmingham, but il as not identified until the next day, he discovery led to still further investittion, and the residence of Hawes was sited by several persons, who found the ace deserted and evidence that a horrible ime had been committed. There were ood splotches on the floor and walls, and i a corner of one of the rooms a bloody ub was found. On the same day it was learned thai awes had been married to Miss May :orey, at Columbia, Miss. He was arrest1 the same night while passing through irmingham on his way to Georgia tc >end his honeymoon. He identified the Ddv of his child, but stated that he had ien divorced from his wife, and she had )ne away. The children, he said, had ?en placed in a convent at Mobile, and b was at a loss to understand how the Ddy of one of them came to be found here it was. The palpable improbability ' such a story convinced those who heard is statement that he had murdered the ist of his family. By the directon ol le coroner, the lake was drained, and the xlies of Mrs. Hawes and little Irene, savily weighted with railroad iron, were iund on the bottom. The finding of Mrs. Hawes's corpse intuned the public mind to a state of fren/. All efforts of the press, and the city id county authorities to allay the excitelent were futile. The jail was stormed y ten thousand people, determined tc -nch the murderer. The sheriff ordered ?em to halt, but the mob replied with ies of derision and pressed forward he order was given the guard to fire ud a volley resulted in the death of ter arsons and the wounding of eleven more he spirit of the mob was broken by the orm, and it never returned to the attack mtrary to the expectation of the authories, who had in the meantime telegraphed le governor for military assistance. Hawes's trial commenced on April 2Gth id lasted eleven days. The jury returned verdict of guilty, with the death penalty ?ter two hours' deliberation. Ilawes left a written statement purport)g to be a written confession and history f the crime. It was placed in the hand: F his brother to be disposed of for the snefit of Hawes's little son. It is underood that he denies committing the mur ers himself, though he says he hired the ork done, and is as guilty as those whe id it. lie maintains in his statemeni iat the murders were committed by Johr /ylie, a white man of Atlanta, and Fan ie Briant, a colored woman of Birming am. Wylie has has been held twice foi ie offence, but for want of evidence he as discharged each time. Fannie Brian! serving a life sentence in the peniten ary as an accessory to the murders. -The Varnville correspondent of the ews and Courier says the recent assassiation in Hampton county of Bob Pope (f hite man) and his little son has caused d little excitement. "Pope's death,' iys the correspondent, "is not regretted oin what I can learn from those whc ave long known of his character and rings, but the brutal and hideous murdei : his little son, ostensibly to hide the ime, is a deed that should justly congn its perpetrators to the most sumlary punishment. The father was shol ith buckshot and afterwards shot through ie head with a pistol ball, and his throal as cut. From the indications around the ene of the tragedy the boy was attemptig to run off and was pursued and broughl ick near the body of his dead father and irown down and his throat cut to the )ne. There was no other mark of vionee about his person. The parties to the lurder are supposed to be known." LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 1 E. A. Crawford, S. Y. G\? ShoritrsSale. ' Ludden it Hates, Southern Music Houso, Savannah, Ga.?If you want a Piano or Organ write 113. [See Fourth Page.] A. Y. Cartwright it Co.?War to the Knife. II. F. Adickes it Co.?Note Closely. Mrs. T. M. Pobson, Proprietress?Dobson's Racket Downs Them all in Largo Sales and Low Prices. Oir for New York. Carolina Ruggy Co.?Thoy Sell on Their Merit. Miss Daisy Williams?I Am Pleased. Withers Adickes?Our Stock. R. T. Gillespie, Tirzah, S. C.?Choice Seed Corn. W. C. Latimer?We meet Competiton. F. Happerfield?Buy the Best. Henry Ford?Remember the Date. CHANGE OF*SCHEDULE. A rumor was current last week that an important change in the Three C's schedule was to go into effect last Sunday. Under the proposed change, the south bound mail was to arrive at Yorkville about one hour later, and the north bound an hour sooner. Inquiry of Major Jones develops the fact that while a change in the schedule is contemplated soon, exactly what it | will be has not yet been decided. WATER WORKS. \ The question of establishing a system of water work? for the town of Yorkville has been under discussion by our citizens for I I some time ; and it is now thought by the i town council that a way is open for the con' summation of the scheme. In order tolay . the matter before the citizens, the council has decided to call a meeting of all inter! ested, in the court house at 7.30 this even- ! ? ing, when a full discussion of the proposi: tion will be had. f . y BETHEL PRESBYTERY./ ^ A meeting of the executive committee * J of Bethel Presbytery was held at the resi- , 5 denceofMr. George H. O'Leary, in this : place, last Monday evening. There were ' present Revs. W. G. Neville, chairman ; | George Summey, M. R. Kirkpatrick, T. [ R. English, and Elders A. H. White, A. F. Rufi' and George II. O'Leary. I Excepting routine work, the only action of the committee was to elect Rev. W. J. ' Anderson, of Mississippi, evangelist, in J1 place of Rev. G. L. Crook, resigned. 5 PAST TIME ON THE THREE C S. ' The work of laying steel rails on the n [. Camden branch of the South Carolina rail- ? i road has been completed, and lastThurs day furnished the opportunity for a test of speed. A collision between two South ' Carolina trains delayed the north bound Th'iio O'a nooconwr t?in hmirs flnrl ft half , at Kingville, and Conductor Cleary was ) . ordered to make up all the time he safely could between there and Blacksburg. Engineer George Maring was pulling the . train, and the run to Camden, 38 miles, j was made in one hour and sixteen min, utes, being the fastest time recorded on i this branch in ten years. The train reach ed Blacksburg only thirty minutes late, ' having made the entire distance of 142 i miles in five hours and sixteen minutes, including thirty-three stops, consuming , nearly an hour. ' PROSPECTIVE ENTERPRISES. \ Mr. George M. Poor, an entensive shoe manufacturer, is prospecting for an eligible location in the South to which to transfer his factory from Stoneham, Mass. Inj tendant Cartwright has taken steps to j communicate with him, and will present the ad vantages Yorkville possesses for the r location of such an establishment. I" Intendant Cartwright has also received a \ letter from J. P. Jones, of Philadelphia, , making inquiries as to the eligibility of Yorkville for the location of an extensive i cotton and woolen mill which the owner ! wishes to move from a northern city to ' the South. The letter desires information as to the inducements that would be . offered for the location of such an establishrMonf TaqII tha 5rmnirips Tnfpndnnf. I UI^UV HV/i Vt X VUli MiV . ' Cartwright returned favorable answers. J I IMPORTANT MEETING. ! A meeting of the citizens of the town is requested by the Cemetery Association, 1 in the court house, on Friday evening ( next, at 7.30 o'clock, the object of the . meeting being to ascertain whatarrange ments can be made to secure the necessary sum of money for the purchase of the j. lot on East Liberty street, fronting the cemetery grounds, with the view of converting the said lot into a public park for F the use of the town. The Cemetery AsI sociation has secured the privilege from ! the owner for thirty days of purchasing I the property for one thousand dollars. . The location of the lot, and the probability that if not purchased as above indicated, > buildings will soon be erected upon it, render it necessary that steps be prompt; ly taken to secure it for the benefit of the town, in order that the lot may be'kept open for the use of the public for all future time. The importance of this matter will suggest itself at once, and a full meeting /\F tko nitivono ia aarnosMu rlp^irprl. ' GLAD TO GET BACK. ! The negro.exodus to the West continues, | these deluded creatures moving out to , the "promised lands" of Arkansas in pairs, tens, fifties and hundreds. But there is : another side to the matter about which ' little has been said. We refer to the few ' stragglers who manage to get back. A re| porter for The Enquirer met one of these , at Blacksburg a few days ago. He was a I miserable looking object, carrying all his 1 worldly effects on his back, in a bag made [ of bed ticking, and from him the reporter | elicited the following experience: I "I's been out ter Arkansas, boss, and I's . gittin' back ter home, close ter Raleigh. [ And if I gits dere, I ain't gwinter leave no j more, neither. Hern's er bad country out \ yonder. Er man makes erbout er dollar j and er quarter er day, an'it takes erbout er dollar for ter live, an' he's sick mos' all ! de time, at dat. I's been out dere two years now, and I had enough money to . bring me home, but one of dese white . geralen, wid er twisted moustache, went r an' took it away from me out in Alabama, . and I's walked all de way from Central. I [ tells you boss, if I gits back ter Raleigh, > I's gwinter stay dere." THE TEACHERS* ASSOCIATION. The following is the programme adopted t for the meeting of the York County Teaehi ers Association, to be held in Yorkville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8th, 9th, ! and 10th of May next: ' Thursday, at s p. in.?Entertainment hy the Yorkville Graded school. Address of welcome 1 by a gentleman of Yorkville; response by Vice-President Wilson, of Ebenezer school. , X'riuay morning hi. ;> u. m.?v/yumu^, oaoiui[ ses, consisting of prayer and singing of hymns. Paper 011 "Classical Education," by 1 Prof. A. R. Ranks, of Pock llill. Discussion opened by Messrs. E. P. Castlesand J. B. Mur' chison. Method of teaching geography exem' plilied by Miss (list, of Yorkville. Discussion, j Paper on "Number Work in Primary Depart5 ment," by Miss Ella Davidson, of Yorkville. . Discussion opened by Miss Etta Ardrey, of Fort Mill, and Miss Manassa Withers, of Rock ; Hill. Afternoon?Opening exercises?A paper on ' "Graded School System" by Mr. J. L. Douglas, t of Rock Hill. Discussion opened by Professor 1 Boyd, of Fort Mill, and Mr. S. C. Sturgis, of . MeConnellsville. Method of teaching English . grammar exemplified by Mr. Norman Elder. Discussion'. Reports from the schools. Question box. } Friday evening?Address by a distinguished t citizen and educator of this State, whose name - is withheld on account of his not having had the opportunity of accepting the invitation yet. Saturday morning?Exercises by classes of ; Yorkville'Graded school, at which the methods [ of teaching different branches will be demonstrated. L ? l SALES-DAY. Notwithstanding the cool, thin air of ' last Monday, there was a very large attenl dance of persons in town, the occasion be ing sales-day for March. Besides the at5 tractions of the sales, which, however, were few in number, the public meeting ' in the interest of the Farmers' movement ( contributed to the general attendance ; and ; in addition there was the usual number of ) horse swappers who plied their avocations until late in the day. ' The following were the official sales: I | By E. A. Crawford, sheriff?Lands of James Childers, situated in Cherokee i township. Sold by virtue of writs of fieriI facias at the suit of E. If. Bridges, executor, i and others. Tracts No. 1 and 2, containing 640 acres, bought by J. F. Whisonant for $375. A tract containing 42 acres, bought by J. F. Whisonant for $78. W. Brown Wylie, clerk of the court, sold by virtue of a decree for foreclosure and sale, at the suit of Slater, Myers & Co. vs. A. S. Hopper and others, a tract of 160 acres on the waters of Broad river, known as the Charles Hopper homestead. Bought by W. B. McCaw, attorney, for $800. CHURCH NOTICES. Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. C. Galloway, pastor. Services at Tirzah nextSunday at 11.30a. m. and in Yorkville at 7.30 p.m. Sunday-school at 3 p. m. Episcopal?Rev. K. S. Nelson, rector. Morning service next Sunday at 11 o'clock. Eveningappointment will be announced at morning service. Sunday-school at 3.30 p. m. Presbyterian?Rev. T. It. English, pastor. Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. Services next Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday-school at 3 p. m. Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. G. H. Waddell, pastor. Prayer-meeting this evening at 7.30 o'clock. Services next Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sundayschool at 3 p. m. Baptist?Rev. R. G. Patrick, pastor. There will be no service in this church next Sunday morning. The regular evening service will be held at 7.30 o'clock. Sunday-school at 10 a. m. Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. LOCAL LACONICS. \ / ^J^r. Wm. J. Miller, of Newport, id'this County, has been commissioned by Governor Richardson a notary public. The carpet for the new Methodist church has been received and is now being put down. The entire floor will be covered. T.oi-n.Q nftnomnmonta nf hnnrllpq u'prfl made last week from the Yorkville spoke and handle works to Philadelphia and Boston. Amos Haney, colored, was committed to jail last Sunday to servo a sentence of thirty days imposed by Trial Justice Camp, of Blacksburg, on a charge of breach of trust. % The governor has appointed supervisors of registration for the different counties in the State. Among the appointments are the following: York, F. Happerfield; Chester, I. McD. Hood ; Lancaster, Thos. R. Nesbit; Union, Thomas Comer. ,^-The wagon and team of York and Buff, Hypothecated for the payment of a fine for violating the town ordinances by the sale of liquor within the incorporate limits, not having been redeemed within the time specified, was forfeited to the town and sold by Town Marshal Wilson for $75, which he turned over to the town treasurer. In the case of Louisa Massey vs. Jos. F. Wallace, executor, appealed from York county, the supreme court has affirmed the judgment of the circuit court. The action was brought against the executor of Major B. F. Briggs, deceased, on a sealed note, payment of which was resisted on the ground of no consideration. The judgment of the circuit court was in favor of the defendant. Opinion by Mclver, A. J. X SAD DEATH. Miss Nettie H. Dickson died at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. A. C. McPheeters, in this place, on Friday night last, aged twenty-three years and one month. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Henry R. Dickson, who died in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1880, her mother having died sevi. ral years previously. Death, at all timesqpd in all circumstances, is sad, but when the ruthless sickle cuts down it's victim in blooming youth, the affliction seems attended with additional sorrow. So in the case of Mi9s Dickson, who was young and beautiful, of a sweet and amiable disposition, a fervent Christian and much beloved by a large circle of friends. Her illness, the fell destroyer consumption, lasted through many months, and though she knew the end was approaching, with true Christian fortitude and resignation she awaited the summons, for which she was ready, and when it came her triumph in the true faith was complete. Reared in the church, she was a faithful member of the Presbyterian communion, active and ever ready in the faithful discharge of what her hands found to do. She was an honored member of the society of Willing Workers and always active in promoting the objects of that benevolent organization. Her obsequies in the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon were largely attended, and the exercises were beautiful and impressive. While the casket was borne in the church, Mrs. Paul R. Bratton sang with pathetic effect the favorite hymn, "Come, ye disconsolate." The first hymn sung in the devotional exercises was at her request before death, No. 145?"Religion is the chief concern." The pastor, Rev. T. R. English, selected for the subject ot his discourse tne mira verse of the sixty-third psalm: "Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee." From these words he preached a beautiful, instructive and comforting sermon, making frequent and appropriate allusion to the exemplary life and triumphant death of her whose last sad rites were being performed. The ceremony was concluded at the grave, where with prayer was sung hymn No. G45: "Unvail- thy bosom, faithful tomb." THE FARMERS' MEETING. Pursuant to the call made through the public press, for a meeting of the farmers of York county to select delegates to the proposed State convention, to be held in Columbia on the 27th instant, under the auspices of the "Farmers' Movement," there was a full meeting of representative farmers, and citizens of other professions, in the court house last Monday. By the construction of Capt. Shell's manifesto calling the convention and suggesting meetings for the purpose of selecting delegates, it was maintained that citizens of all professions could participate in the deliberations of the meeting. The meeting was called to order by J. Ernest Lowry, secretary of the York Varmora' A cannifl tinn. and the onlv VyUUliVJ X CUIliUig ^ county officer of that organization present. Capt. W. H. Edwards nominated for chairman Mr. L. Lowry Smith, who was unanimously elected; and A. W. Ingold was nominated and elected secretary. On taking the chair, the chairman stated that his selection for the position was unexpected, and as he was not fully prepared to explain the object of the meeting, he would request Capt. J. Thomas Lowry to do so. Responding, Capt. Lowry said he was not a member of the Farmers' Association, and did not wish to obtrude himself before the meeting, which seemed to be called in the interest of that organization, but briefly he would say the meeting was called in response to the recent publication of Capt. Shell, on behalf of the Farmers' Movement, to hold a State convention in Columbia on the 27th of this month, to select delegates to that convention. The chairman then announced that the meeting was ready for any business that might properly be brought before it. Mr. Fred H. London moved that the meeting proceed to the selection of ten delegates to represent York county in the Slate convention to be held in Columbia on the 27th instant. The motion was seconded by Mr. J. E. Lowry, and on being put to a vote, was adopted. At this point, Mr. J. J. Hull expressed the opinion that the meeting was acting prematurely in electing delegates to the State convention without first making a formal declaration of the object of the meeting and adopting principles by which it should be governed. After some discussion of the question raised by Mr. Hull, Mr. London proposed to withdraw his motion, with consent of the gentleman who seconded it. Mr. Lowry gave his assent to the withdrawal of the original motion, but the meeting, by vote, decided to proceed with the nomination and election of delegates as contemplated by Mr. London's motion. The following were then nominated for delegates: W. H. Edwards, R. G. Whitesides, Robt. T. Riggins, Jos. O. Walker, Fred H. London, A. H. White, W. D. Camp, L. Lowry Smith, W. T. Jackson, T. G. Gulp, L. K. Armstrong, J. Leonidas Moore, J. T. Crawford, Frank H. Brown, Capt. J. T. Lowry. J. J. Hull and J. E. Lowry were appointed tellers, w"ho, after the balloting, announced the following as the result: R. T. Riggins, 50 A. H. White 50 W. H. Edwards 49 T. G. Culp 49 Joseph O. Walker, 47 R. G. Whitesides, 39 L. Lowry Smith, 39 W. D. Camp, 35 L. K. Armstrong, 33 J. Leonidas Moore 32 W. T. Jackson, 31 Frank II. Brown, 29 J. T. Crawford, 21 J. Thomas Lowry, 17 Fred H. London, 17 Scattering, 3 Whereupon the chair announced the following as the duly elected delegates: R. T. Riggins, A. H. White, W. H. Edwards, T. G. Culp, Joseph 0. Walker, R. G. Whitesides, L. Lowry Smith, \V. D. Camp, L. K. Armstrong, J. Leonidas Moore. There being fifteen in nomination and five unelected, Mr. J. C. Chambers moved to place the unelected nominees in nomination for alternates, with the following additional names: Richard T. Gillespie, J. L. Rainey, J. E. Massey, R. M. Allison, R. H. Glenn. The motion was seconded and adopted. It was then moved and carried that the vote be by acclamation. The vote was taken and the nominees for alternates duly elected as follows : W. T.Jackson, Frank II. Brown, J. T. Crawford, Capt. J. T. Lowry, Fred. H. London, R. T. Gillespie, J. L. Rainey, J. E. Massey, R. M. Allison, R. H. Glenn. Mr. J. E. Lowry moved, and the motion carried, that the delegates elected at this meeting shall attend the State convention uninstructed. The meeting then adjourned sine die. MfalRSONAL MENTION. \j Miss Kate Russell is on a visit to New York. Mr. L. M. Robinson is visiting relatives at Fox Croft, Maine. Rev. V. I. Masters is visiting relatives and friends in Anderson. Misses LeRoy and Pearl Williams are visiting in North Carolina. Mr. J. A. Darwin has gone to Tennessee to buy another supply of mules. Mrs. W. M. Corkill, of Chester, is visiting relatives and friends in this place. r^Mrs. C. E. Spencer is visiting her relaUve, Mrs. J. I. Vance, of Alexandria, Va. fOMrs. John F. Oates, and children, are visiting relatives and friends in Chester. Miss Maggie Waring, of Charleston, is in Yorkville, visiting the family of Major Hart. Miss Hattie Crenshaw is visiting her nephew, Prof. Jos. A. Maclean, of Charlotte. Mrs. II. A. LeSassier, of New Orleans, is in Y'orkville visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. B. McCaw. Misses Mabel and Kitty Jones, of Blacksburg, spent last Saturday in Yorkville with Miss Daisy Hart. >( Mrs. M. M. Wilson, of Gaston county, .N. C., is in Yorkville visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Clark. Mr. W. H. Mizener, of Kentucky, has accepted the foremanship of the Carolina Buggy company's paint shop. Mrs. John Sizelan left last Monday on a month's visit to friends and relatives in Watertown, Syracuse, and New York. W Mrs. Withers Adickes, accompanied by Miss Sue Caldwell, of Greenville, S. C., is visiting Washington and other northern cities. Mr. Henry C. Strauss left here yesterday as a delegate to the State Sunday-school convention which meets in Columbia, to-dav. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Dobson left yesterday for the Northern markets to make their purchases of dry goods and millinery for the spring trade. Mr. A. S. Smith, the well known and popular railroad contractor, is making a brief visit to Yorkville. He is now engaged on work in Connecticut. 6 Mr. Wm. W. McElwee, formerly a citizen of Yorkville, but now living at Laurinburg, N. C., is visiting his brother, S. Anderson McElwee, of this place. Rev. T. D. Latimer, a native of York county, and for some years pastor of the Presbyterian church at Corinth, Miss., has been appointed to the presidency of the Chickasaw Female College at Pontotoc, and has accepted the same. He will enter upon his new duties about the first of next July. YDr. T. Sumter Bratton, son of Dr. J. Rufus Bratton, of Yorkville, graduated from the Charleston Medical Academy during the commencement exercises of that institution last week. His proficiency was No. 3, in a class of twenty-three. He was also honored with the position of chief marshal during the commencement exercises. A pleasant letter from Rev. Dr. R. Lathan, of Due West, just received at this office, represents that gentleman as being in his usual state of health. He speaks in glowing termp of the celebration exercises Of the centennial anniversary uj ine esiaulishing of Long Cane A. It. P. church, in Abbeville county, on Monday and Tuesday of last week. From the report of the proceedings, published in the Press and Banner, we learn that Dr. Lathan delivered an interesting address on the <ccasion. LETTER FROM BLACKSBURG. Correspondence' of the Yorkville Enquirer. Blacksijurg, March l.-Several days last week of heavy, damp atmosphere, with cool rains, and an occasional blow of snow and sleet, all followed by a clearing up on Sunday, with a lowered temperature, ice and a cold northwest wind, reminded us of the fact that we were probably getting our infinitesimal portion of the great blizzard, which recently froze up the northwest. Of course it was a sudden change to us, after basking in the warmth of an unusually temperate winter. Yet the air was so fresh and invigorating, we felt really grateful for it; but more thankful that it was not any colder. This morning is clear, crisp and frosty, but the sun seems to be getting nearer to us, and no doubt the wirrm weather will soon be back again. Dr. and Mrs. Jarvis, after a pleasant sojourn of two months with the family of Major Jones, left for their northern home on the 26th ultimo. The Episcopal church was opened on Sunday by Ilev. Mr. McCollough, in consequence of the fact that he was unable to be here on the third Sunday in February, his regular day. Hereafter services will be held on the second Sunday in each month. An extra service will also be given in the church on the fifth Sunday in this month. Tne I'resDyieriaus 01 mis pmm nave secured the services of Rev. W. J. Anderson, at present living in Rock Hill, whose regular appointments here are the second and fourth Sundays in each month. The Baptist and Methodist churches will be opened on the first and third Sundays. So that all who are so inclined, will not lack for a place to attend the worship of God on Sunday. Mr. S. G. Robertson recently purchased a lot on Rutherford street from I)r. D. S. Ramseur. Mr. Robertson is a contractor and builder, and having been engaged in erecting the brick part of the graded school building in our town and the new foundry of Major Jones, and other work, has decided to locate here. lie will soon begin building a dwelling on his newly purchased lot. Our literary club did not hold its semimonthly meeting on Friday night last, owing to the illness of Mrs. Allen Crosby, at whose house it was to meet. The meeting will be held on next Friday evening at the residence of Col. A. Urquhart. On the 21st of February Major John F Jones broke ground near the Three C's depot, and began, on that day, the construction of a machine and iron works which was so far completed within one week, that on the 28th day of the month, the first melt of iron in the foundry was made. The buildings are of a novel, bul substantial character, the first halfstorj being of brick, the balance of wood with a substantial iron roof over all. The foundry is one hundred feet long, while the main building, fronting on the street, is one hundred and fifty feet long, divided into office, machine shop, blacksmith and carpenter shops, parallel with which it a fifty foot L jutting off from the side oi the foundry. The power is furnished b> an Erie City steel plate boiler, and a Detroit automatic engine, tho shafting having been purchased from Thompkins A Co., Charlotte, N. C. The stack in the foundry has a capacity of two tons pei hour. The brass foundry, the core oven, and the additional sheds to be built, will make a very considerable establishment, and will add a great deal to the wealth, population and importance of our town Major Jones was influenced to engage ir this enterprise, and build the foundry hereat thistime, by a liberal subscriptior from some of our leading and publicspirited citizens, and at the first melting of iron, through Major Jones's thoughtfulness, each subscriber to the fund received a very pretty souvenier of the occasiot in the form of an ash receiver, book easel etc., and when looking at it each one will be reminded of the fact that Major Jone; has complied with his part of the contract w. a. LETTEK FROM ROCK HILL. Correspondence of the York<-ille Enquirer. Rock Hill, March 3.?We are now hav ing some wintry weather. Saturday nighi we had the first snow of the winter. II was very slight and remained on the ground only a few hours. Yesterday wa: the coldest day we have had this year It was an unusual sight to see snow on th( ground and the fruit trees in bloom. On stiitnrrlav nicht the iewelrv store 01 Mr. W. S. Fowlkes, in the Carolina hote building, was robbed of $400 or $500 worth of jewelry. Mr. Fowlkes locked his door and went to supper about 7 o'clock On his return, about a half hour later, he found that some one had entered the store by means of a skeleton key, and commit ted the robbery. This is one of the bold est robberies that has ever been committed in our town, it being on Main street, and on Saturday night at such an early houi when the street is crowded with people Mr. Fowlkes had just commenced business here, having come from llockingham N. C. This morning, as Mr. Cabinish, i salesman in the store of F. O. London Co., went to his place of business, he dis covered a package on thedoorsill, and up on examination it proved to be the jewelry stolen from Mr. Fowlkes. At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Davis Canning and Candy factory it was decided to largely increase the output of canned good| next summer. The goods put up last season met with read} sale, all having been disposed of. Mr. J. E. Miller, section master on the C., C. & A. railroad, died at his residence on Elm avenue, on Friday last, of pneumo nia, after an illness of onlysixdays. Jusi two weeks ago I reported the death 01 his only son, Henry, who died of the same disease. His wife and her mother are both confined to their beds and are danger ously ill. This is certainly an attiictec family and has the sympathy of our en tire community. Mrs. J. W. McRoy is quite sick, and ir consequence Rey. J. W.' McRoy has nol been able to fill his appointments the lasl two weeks. Mr. Walter J. Rawlinson and bride returned from their visit to Florida on Wed nesday last, and are receiving the congrat ulations of their many friends. Mr. A. D. Holler has the contract foi building the Second Presbyterian church It will be located on Wilson street. Our grocery merchants are receivinj fresh vegetables from Charleston by ex press. Mr. James A. Giles's hen-house wa robbed last week. He suspected a colorec man, James Watson, or commuting tni deed, and followed him to town and fount him with the chickens in his possession He was given the alternative of going tc jail or taking a whipping. He chose the latter and received a thrashing that hi will not soon forget. v Our merchants are preparing to visit thi Northern markets for their spring goods Some leave this week. hal. LETTER FROM HICKORY GROVE. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Hickory Grove, March 3.?The heav iest rains we have had here this year fel last Tuesday night. Broad river is over flowing its banks and the small stream.' have been very full. Mr. E. B. Stevenson's little three-year old son was seriously hurt a few days age by a tree being cut down upon him by hii older brother. Dr. Ward was summoned and, on examination, found that hisskul was fractured. At my last hearing, how' ever, he was improving. The officers elect of the town counci were installed last Wednesday by G. C Leech, Esq. The new council, it seems, means busi ness. Secretary and Treasurer Moreheac made a flying visit to Yorkville on Fridaj last to get counsel as to the licensing o bar rooms. License has not yet beer granted to any one, but the probability is that the town will have as many as twe bars. Mr. C. L. Westmoreland is having hii storehouse painted. Mr. W. H. Whisonant spent severa days in town last week. He left this plac< for Ilutherfordtou, where he will remair for a short time and then go to Virginif to engage in the construction ofa railroad T* m?*L/\ /-I nnnf o Ofd n f ro, lVir. XV* 13* ICn^j W1C ucpuv a^vuv) ?v ceived tho first shad of the season las; Thursday. He disposed of them withoui any trouble, and I had the pleasure Thurs day evening of pulling bones with my old chum, T. M. W. Mr. G. C. Leech sold to Mr. J. N. Mc Dill, on Thursday last, thirty-seven bale; of cotton at 10|. Mr. Leech has more t( market. The Racket store, owned by Messrs C'artwright & Allison, of Yorkville, hai closed. The "racket" has gone ; now w< can have quietude. A consignment of a car load each ofcorr and flour was received here last Saturday morning. This is the second car of corr shipped to this place the present year There has been a great deal of floui i me iNormern secuon 01 tne eiate 01 placer s gold mines. Runaway marriages are : so common in Georgia that many parents 5 who are apprehensive deposit injunctions with the licensing officials forbidding the . issuing of marriage licenses to their chil> dren. Leprosy is spreading so rapidi ly in New Caledonia that 3,000 of the na, tives and mauy of the convicts have been t attacked. Forty-three Southern Demi ocrats stood by New York to the last and voted for that city on the final ballot. That r is the reason the Republicans in the house sent the fair to the West. Of the South . Carolina members, Hemphill and Dargan , voted for Washington, Elliott, Dibble, i Perry, and Tillman for New York, and Cothran was paired. Elijah Moore, who ' was hanged three weeks ago at Greens) boro, N. C., for murder, was a colored soldier in the Union army, and his widow } has received $3,000 pension money in coni sideration of the services of the deceased. : ? The heaviest rains of the season fell at , Anderson on three days of last week. shipped in smaller lots. I am contiden that there is enough corn in the country t( supply the demand, but owing to th< short crops for some years past, those wh( have it are afraid to sell, thinking tha they may need it for their own use. There seems to be little demand, com' paratively, for bacon. Most of our peoph have meat sufficient to do them, but then are some who have made no effort to raise any, and these must buy from merchants Cotton is still coming in. This, in itself is evidence of the true condition of oui section. I am glad to see the farmer hole his cotton. I am pleased to report that llev. Mr McCauley will not leave us right away as stated last week. He informs me thai he has received instructions to remaic here for some time yet. ,r - n /VT TTMIAM oAnr>fIT U;QC iVir. Vs. >Y IllSUUttUl, U1 UIUU wuu.j , .?C*. in town Wednesday on business. ] hope he will decide to come to the Grov( to live. We need all such men as w< think him to be. Mr. Robert Whitesides is at home on e visit to his parents, three miles in the the country. romeo. LETTER FROJTHOODTOWX. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Hoodtown, March 3.?Another cold wave is upon us. There was as much rain fell last week as had fallen in three or four months previous. Bullock's creeh was out in the bottoms for the first time since last summer. Farmers are well up with their work There has beeu more done up to this time than I ever knew at this season of the year. Wheat is making but little show and I have heard a good deal of complain! on account of the ravages of the fly oc wheat. Oats that were sowed since Christmas are looking well, but a freeze now may destroy a great many. I have noticed a few peach blooms out They are not much earlier than usual notwithstanding the remarkably warm winter. Our farmers have hauled most of theii guano, and it is well they have, as the roads are becoming pretty bad. I think the commissioners should havt the road, near the Gillespie bridge, or Bullock's creek, repaired, as it is almost impassable. There has been no work done on that section of road in two years and injustice to the people on this side of : the creek, who work their road, they should have it repaired at once. If it is . not done before court somebody will be i held responsible. Wo hope that this will be the last occasion for referring to the , matter." "A word to the wise," etc. s There were two weddings near this place , last week. The first was the marriage, i by Rev. G. W. Gatlin, of Mr. John Keast lerand Miss Eliza J. Black, last Wednes' day; and on Thursday, Mr. Rruitt, of i Grover, N. C., and Mary C. Lathem were united, the same clergyman officiating. ! Mr. James Hood, whose arm was broken > about a month ago, will soon be able to 1 resume business. 1 Mrs. Sallie Black, who was quite ill i some time ago, is able to be up again, f There has been a great deal of sickness in r this community. Rabid dogs have made their advent again. Some colored boys killed one yes: terday morning that was supposed to have ; been mad. While Willie L. Wallace and two sons , of Mr. Geo. D. Hood, were hunting, one 1 day last week. They became separated, , and w. d. ilood shot at a Dird, not Know, ing where the others were. Three shot . struck Willie Wallace, causing him some i pain, but nothing serious. The shot were r removed by Dr. W. A. Hood. i rambler, f FROM MECKLENBURG COUNTY. " Correspondence of the Yorkvlllc Enquirer. 1 Near the Line, February 27.?Tiie 1 Enquirer made its first visit to me by > yesterday's mail, and was indeed welcome. ' Some of us York folks who dwell here, 3 think it the bestcounty paper in the State. They tell us, Mr. Editor, that your town has the whisky devil by the throat, and that not so innocent a place as a drug store can handle the liquid. Is this actually so ? I heard of a citizen of the town whose habit was to commence life every morning t with worship and service to God Bacchus, . who, when he heard of the restriction, inJ quired anxiously and sorrowfully what he j was to do when not even a drug store was permitted to extend him a hand of help [ or sympathy, and then he fairly made the air blue with "cusses." All praise to YorkC ville for the work done for the good of her [ citizens, and the many who visit the place. Let me comment just here. In your last issue "Ilex," in his letter from Hickory Grove says: "The council held a meeting last Wednesday morning and passed an ordinance permitting the sale of spirituous liquors." (italics mine) After naming the town officers elected he says, "the election [ passed off quietly, and we expect to enjoy I peace and prosperity (italics mine) at Hick. ory Grove during thenexttwelve months." As he puts this without mark of irony, or ' italicized, I take it he mean9 what he says, and if he does, I must acknowledge [ that never in my life have I ever heard of : pence and prosperity being the outgrowth of . liquor setting. Rejoiced am I that Rev. . Mr. McCauley preached the sermon that r he did, and from the text, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way." May 3 it be blessed by Him who gives peace, and prosperity, and who has said in His \ word, "Woe unto to him that buildeth a 5 town with blood, and establisheth a city r by iniquity," and furthersays, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink; that 5 puttest thy bottle to him, and makest , iiim drunken also, that thou mayest look . on their nakedness." (Habakkuk ii, 12? t 15). I've heard it whispered that Pine5 ville has an underground something. This j may not be so, but the evidence of dram? drinking is exceedingly clear by what we . sometimes have to encounter on the street; I but there is a safety-valve?Charlotte. . Yes, sir, Charlotte must groan and bear the burdens. The tune sung is, "Comes by , express from Charlotte." |. Matters are moving along smoothly with j. us. The farmers are ahead in their work, but some kind of varmint is ahead of the . farmers so far as wheat and oats are con. cerned. It is indeed wonderful thethous. ands that have infected the young plant and sucking it to death. Mr. Jno. Thos. r Alexander has made war upon them with large tops of a thorny tree, dragging it over his crops, and thus destroying a great TT t - *--1? U 1 1. ^ I T numDer. ne saysne ueneves 11 nasueipeu I his wheat and oats. Prof. Hicklin and his efficient assistant, g Mrs. Davis, are making a success in their j work at the academy at Pineville. It is 3 gratifying to know that our people are inj terested in the matter of higher education, and particularly so in the education of the j girls. , The rain has come, and I fear with it 3 the grip?la grippe, they call it, I believe. I heard one say the other day when the 3 wealthy have it, they call it "la grippe but when a poor man has it, they call it a bad cold. It is all the same so far as backache, sneezeaud quinine are concerned. BROOKS. MERE-MENTION.^ The largest single pension which has ever been awarded in this country has just been drawn in Indiana by Charles Flaherty, an engineer on the Vandalia road. It amouuts to ?13,070. Emigrant Agent Williams, well known in South Carolina as "Peg Leg" Williams, is under arrest at Newbern, N. C., on the charge of abduction. All the business men of Athens, Ga., have signed a paper binding themselves to have no dealings . with any firm with which John Wana1 maker is connected. The bovcott is the result of the appointment of a negro as postmaster at Athens, over the protest of [ the entire community. Governor 1 Jackson, of Maryland, has approved the 7 bill for the redistricting of the State. Five 1 out of the six congressional districts are I now by common consent conceded to the 5 Democrats. The bill to give each con3 gressman a clerk is to be favorably reported to the house. It will provide for 270 3 clerks and add nearly^300,000 to the cost , of every congress. " 'j^The czar of Russia | is now the largest laruf-owner in the world. 3 Three weeks ago he purchased one single 1 tract larger than the State of Texas. He 1 has also bought in the lands of the Hohen lohe family, which they had inherited, " but were not allowed to occupy in Rus1 sia. The West Virginia senate, being 1 Republican, has defeated the Australian " ballot law passed by the lower house, 1 which i9 Democratic."** A committee of the Texas legislature is hard at work on the accounts of ex-Treasurer Heraing3 way, who is apparently ?250,000 short. It } is developed, however, that he is entitled to a credit of ?105,550 which he had erro neously charged against himself. The 3 failures throughout the country during the 3 last week were, for the United States 257, Canada 44, a total of 301 compared with 1 271 the preceding week. The election 7 of lteyburn, in the Fourth Pennsylvania 1 district, makes the roll of membership of the house complete and gives the Repubf licans a majority of ten and four more c than a quorum. The dam of the Rob3 erdell cotton factory in Richmond county, 3 N. C., has given way from bank to bank, 3 in consequence of the increased pressure 1 of water caused by continued rains. Two hundred operatives are thrown out of ' employment. The British steamship 3 Quetta, which sailed from Cooktown, 3 Queensland, February 27th, for London, 3 foundered at sea, and two hundred persons perished. The inauguration of Govl ernor Boies, of Iowa, was carried out at [ Des Moines last Thursday with great en1 thusiasrn among the Democrats. After the oath of office was administered the governor read his inaugural address,taking ' strong ground in favor of carefully guardc ed license and secret ballot. A considera' ble portion of the address is devoted to the tariff, and the present high protective ? tariff is condemned. The Ithode Is land Prohibitionists met at Providence 3 last Thursday and nominated a full State 3 ticket. Twelve presbyteries of the Northern Presbyterian church, represent ing 499 ministers and 5)0,347 communicants, 3 have voted against a revision of the Confession of Faith. Thirty-three presbyteries, representing 1,198 ministers and 170,889 communicants, have voted for it. It is reported from Maiden, Montana, that unl expected discoveries have been made in