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? The people of Kansas are run nhfttJ woman's rights idea for all it is worth. Prohibitionist women were elected police judges in two towns in that State last Thursday. t.. ? A dfepAtch* of iwt -Thursday, ^Vom Nevada City, Missouri, says that a cyclone passed over that place, on the night. before, and tore, flofcvp a .number'of dwelling houses and jW HL horse was left standing hitched 10 a post in his stall unhurt, while the building was completely swept away. ? Domini ok O'Malley, the jury fixer detective, of New Orleans, was arraigned in the criminal court of that city last Thursday on three indictments?peijury, conspiracy to induce peijury and being accessory to the ? *amnfoil KmKotv ftf ft tftloa llirrtf Hft nlpjul not guilty to each of the charges and was released on $3,000 bail. ?Alexander Snyder, an old miser, was murdered and robbed by two men at Goshen, Indiana, one day last week. The men were both arrested and they said that Snyder's toife, who had left him sometime before, had met them in New York city, told them of the old man's great wealth, and where he kept his money, and they had gone West for the especial purpose of raiding his house. ? Chicago's municipal election was held on Tuesday of last week, but the official count has not yet been completed. It is certain that Carter Harrison, Independent Democrat, has been defeated, but there is still a Utter contest between the regular Republican and Democratic candidates, both sides oharging fraud and claiming the election. ?The city oouncil of Atlanta, Ga., has under consideration a sweeping prohibitory ordinance against cigarettes. The ordinance provides that after the 1st of May next it shall be unlawfril for any minor to smoke a cigarette within the corporate limits of the city. Any person who shall sell, give or in anyway furnish cigarettes to minors, shall be sufcjject to a fine of $25, or a term of twenty-five days upon the public works. A penalty is also provided in case the boy represents tothe dealer that be is of age. ?t Daniel G. Fowle, governor of North Carolina, died suddenly at Raleigh on Tuesday night of last week, at 11.80 o'clock. He was at the capitol on the day previous in his usual health except that he was suffering slightly frcnr in digestion. Tuesday night be aided his children at their lessons, and retired at about 10 o'clock. Shortly afterward, he called Us daughter to his chamber to tell her that he was quite unwell, and in a little while expired. It is thought that his death was due to appoplexy. Lieutenant Governor Holt has been sworn into office as his successor. ? A dispatch from New Orleans says that the cotton crop statement from September 1, 1 ~ 1A 10Q1 tnnltioiiro aliAU'Q Pnrf, loav, lUAJpill XV, XOVX, 1UV1UWTV, ouvnu ..v.. receipts 6,359,846 bales, against 5,626,080 last year; net overland to mills and Canada, 927,688, against 874,641; interior stocks in excess of stock September 1,264,190, against 29,027; Southern mill takings, 403,113, against 407,762; amount of crop brought into sight during 222 days, 7,954,837, against 6,997,438; amount of crop brought into sight for week, 72,084, "against 26,715; crop brought into sight for the first ten days of April, 100,335, against 41,181. ' ? The supreme court of Indiana has just affirmed the decision of the lower court in a famous cow case. Several years ago a farmer of De Kalb county sued the Lake Shore railroad for the value of a cow which had been killed by one of their engines. The company at once entered a counter claim and obtained a judgment for $5 and costs, for damages inflicted upon the engine by the cow, alleging that the cow's being on the track was criminal carelessness on the part of the farmer. The fanner gets nothing for his cow and has to pay costs running up to nearly $1,000, and also for the rolling stock that was damaged by the cow. ? A horrible accident occurred at an amateur theatrical performance at Tuscaloosa, AUl, last Thursday. The performance closed with a tableau representing the Goddess of Liberty on a throne surrounded by thirty-four faries, impersonated by little girls dressed in flimsy white material. As the curtain went up a spark fell from the lighted torch held aloft by Miss Mabel McEachen, Goddess of Liberty, and fell on the gauze dress of little Irene Hayes. The child was instantly enveloped in flames and ran screaming to the footlights, where she was seized by two young men who extinguished the fire. As she ran through the crowd other dresses were ignited, but none of the children were seriously burned except Irene Hayes, whose usuries will be fatal. ? A dispatch from Kansas City, Mo., brings a story of an attempted lynching by negroes that was foiled in that city last Friday night by one man with a revolver. A negro named William McCoy had brutally murdered a negro woman on the Sunday night before. An attempt was made by the negroes to lynch him at the time, but the prisoner was too strongly guarded. On Friday night following, a crowd of negroes, to the number of several hundred, quietly gathered around the jail, and after some consultation among themselves, about twenty of their number, masked and otherwise disguised, broke dowp the outer door of the building, and proceeded to that part of the structure that was partitioned off for a jail. Here they found a stout iron door, and on duty a single guard. The guard drew his revolver and said he would shoot the first man who approached the door. After some parleying, the committee of twenty withdrew to the outside and held a consultation with the main body, which concluded to give up the attempt, and the entire mob dispersed. ? A cable dispatch of last Thursday says that the attention of the Italian government is considerably engaged at Bari, Italy, just now, with the prosecution of a case somewhat similar to the one recently disposed of by the people of New Orleans. A band of 179 members of the Mala Vita society is being tried upon the charge of responsibility for numerous outrages that have been committed in and about Rome. Two hundred and seven witnesses are to be examined for the prosecution, and over 400 for the defense. The majority of the accused plead absolute ignorance of the society, and of the crimes with which it is charged, while a few admit that they are members and that they have maimed aud wounded certain ! persons by order of the organization, under fear of death in case its decrees were not complied with. The trial commenced last Monday, and will probably last a whole week. The accused occupy two galleries, secured with iron bars, and a strong force of military and police has been stationed around the court to preserve order. ? Gen. J. R. Cooke died at Richmond, Ya., Thursday night. He was a son of Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, who served in the United States army for forty-five years. It was in that army that the son was born and cradled. He was born at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, in 1833. At the breaking out of the war he was a lieutenant in the Federal army. He promptly resigned to take part with Virginia, his native State. The father remained on the Federal service, and, with his aged wife, now lives in Detroit. The espousal of the Southern cause by the young lieutenant produced an estrangement bet ween father and son, which was not reconciled until about five years ago. Not only did the son take part with the South and become one | of the most brilliant officers on that side, butj the old general's daughter, too, cast her for-1 tune with the same side. She became the wife of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, the famous Confederate cavalry leader. The following incident will show the spirit and dash of i Cooke at Spottsylvania Court House, Va.: At a time when the centre was sorely pressed,| Cooke's men were in the Court House yard,; and their commander was on the ground, wounded in the leg. Gordon, in the excite- j ment of the moment, rode up to them and exclaimed : "I will lead these men!" With face ghastly and pale aud eyes flashing, Gen. Cooke sprang forward, and shakeing his fist in Gen. Gordon's face, asked: "How dare, you offer to lead my men in my presence?" j Gen. Gordon taking in the situation at a glance, courteously saluted and said : "Par-! don me Gen. Cooke. I thought you were too i badly wounded. Allow me to go in as one of! your aides." "You can go as one of my aides, but you cannot lead my men while I am here," rejoined Gen. Cooke, as he flung himself in the saddle, placed himself at the head of the brigade and gave the order to advance. ? Phineas Taylor Barnum, the great showman, died at his home in Bridgeport, Conn., Tuesday evening of last week, at 6.22 o'clock, after being confined to his house as an inva-' lid for about five months. Mr. Barnum was ! over 80 years of age, and his physicians say | that hia death was dae.io a general wearing oot^bf hia physical aqd mental functions, rather than to any drganic disease. Mr. Barnuin was born at Bethel, Conn., July 5, 1810. Hfe began lift as a clerk, and after a while opened a country store. In 1829 he became the editor of The Danbury Herald x>f Freedom, , and in 1834 made his first well known venture as a showman. He bought Joyce Heath, an aged colored woman, and exhibited her as the nurse of George Washington. From this incident he derived a national notoriety, and also made a great deal of money, frequently taking in as much as $1 ,500 a night. He then organized a small traveling company and came South with it. That was in the days before there were any railroads, and as there were but few traveling shows, he made considerable money out of this venture also. It is related, however, that on one occasion on this trip, he came near losing his life. He had blacked his face and was playing as a negro minstrel. Hearing a disturbance going on with the door keeper, he want out to see what the trouble was. A drunken wmte I man was trying to force bis way into the show. Forgetting his black face, be tried to [ pacify the drunk fellow, but the latter at once drew his pistol and sworn that no "d?n , black negro should talk to. him in that style." Nothing but presence of mind and a prompt I explanation saved Barn urn. and after that I he was careful to never again attempt to enforce his authority with a black face. Barnum failed in business many times, but always picked himself up again, and his museum in New York and his circus are famous all over the world. During his late years he devoted considerable time to literary pursuits and to lecturing on temperance. ?he fotfevillc inquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, APRta 15, 1891. A DEAD GIVE AWAY. You think you are going to steal a march on them this year; don't you ? Well, you are not going to do any such thing, and if you will just stop to think about it, you will see that you can't. In view of the bad weather that has prevailed for so long, the resolutions of the Alliance to cut down the acreage, and other influences that look to that end, you would judge that there will be only a small crop of cotton this year; wouldn't you ? That being the case, you think it would be a good idea to put forth your utmost efforts to get; in as large a crop as possible, so as to make a big haul in the high prices next fall; don't you ? Maybe you haven't thought about it in that light; but if you haven't, you are the only farmer in the whole South that hasn't; and if you fail to reduce your acreage you are going to pile up a crop that will exceed the last one by half a million bales, and reduce the price to seven cents a pound. Plant corn. THERE IS NOTHING WltONtTwiTH IT. The question has been raised and is being discussed in some of the papers, as to whether the case of miscarried justice, reported m tne l'HK .TjlNqUlKEK 1USV WCCK, aigut-3 auj imperfections in the present jury system. We hold that it does not. Our jury system is manifestly as perfect as anything that is human can well be. Of course, juries make mistakes. Sometimes on one side ; sometimes on the other. Sometimes they are corrupt and sometimes indifferent, but this is all the fault of the men with which they are composed. There is nothing wrong with the sy stem. There are many individuals who would argue that the agreement of a majority should constitute a verdict. But that won't remedy matters. As shown in the case under discussion, it is possible for a whole jury to be wrong. And furthermore, in !:his particular case the verdict of the jury was strictly in accordance with the "law and evidence." It is true that several individuals, who heard the trial and were familiar with several circumstances that could not be brought out, were of opinion that the jury had made a mistake. But the judge on the bench evidently considered that the verdict was just and proper. One of the prisoners is quite old, and in pass ing sentence, the judge took occasion to administer a severe rebuke?"that he, old and gray headed, with one foot in the grave, should be found setting such an example to the rising generation of his race," etc. No, our jury system, just as it is, is the most perfect institution that man has ever devised. There is not a single weak point about it, and there is nothing that can be done to make it more perfect. It is not desirable even to eliminate the feature that admits oi a mistrial, for right here is a provision that often saves the ends of justice from defeat. If the law and the evidence in a given case are not sufficiently clear to warrant a decision in the minds of all the jurors, that fact alone justifies a postponement for further developments. We have 110 idea that the jury system of South Carolina will ever be changed, but if it is we are sure that it will not be improved upon. ~T MERE-MENTION?^ The New York Tribune, which was founded by Horace Greeley, celebrated its fiftieth birthday last Friday. Messrs. R. G. Dunn & Co. report 211 business failures in the United States and Canada last week, as compared with 209 for the corresponding week of last year. Andrew Carnegie, the millionaire steel king, was arrested in Laurens county, Penn., last Thursday, lor contempt of court, in failing to obey a summons. He purged himself and was released. Rev. W. W. Wadsworth has opened a revival service in Augusta, Ga., with a fierce assault on the morals of the city. He calls Augusta the modern Gomorrah. In deference to a generally expressed desire of the former comrades of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, it is probable that his remains will be removed to Richmond. The Arkansas senate has passed a law which prohibits the giving of a mortgage on a crop, either planted or prospective. By a vote of 180 to 60, the New York Methodist conference has decided against admitting women as delegates to the general conference. Kincaid, the newspaper correspondent who killed ex-Congressman Taulbee, has been found not guilty. Two brothers, Milton and Harry Kaufman, of Lancaster, Pa., committed suicide last week by taking arsenic. They told their father that they took the poison intentionally, but would not say why they did so. Two men, Taylor Hanley and Joe Townsend, quarreled over twenty-five cents, near Huntsville, Alabama, one day last week. Hanley cut Townsend's throat and killed him instantly. The government is still worried over the $2 counterfeit that was discovered a few weeks ago, and is investigating the practicability of getting up a new variety of ''inimitable" paper. The Democrats of Charlotte, X. G\, have, by a large majority, nominated Dr. R. J. Brevard for mayor. The Polk place, at Nashville, Tennessee, the residence of ex-President James K. Polk, is ottered for a sale for $1,900 overdue taxes. Secretary Blaine is suffering with the gout. The world's visible supply of cotton is 3,244,625 bules. It is said that the Farmers' Alliance of Florida is making a strong fight against the re-election of United States Senator Call. Call, however, is anxious for re-election, and his past record, to the contrary notwithstanding, stoutly affirms that he has always consistently stood up for all the demands of the Alliance. Forty masked men broke into the jail at Sealaud, Washington, last Saturday, and killed two prisoners who had been convicted of murder and granted a new trial. President Harrison, with his Cam ily and several members of his cabinet, is about to start on an extended tour of the South and West. '"The cotton weavers of Providencej R. I., have been on a strike for five weeks and are now endeavoring to extend the movement to Philadelphia. Baron Fava, the recently recalled Italian minister, sailed from New York last Saturday. A writer in The Atlanta Constitution stigmamatizes Henry M. Stanley, the explorer, as a deserter from the Confederate army during , the war. The mortality of New York city last week was 1,216 against 1,100 the preceding week. " The New York board of trade is aroused as to the defenceless condition of that city and Brooklyn in case of i war. John W. Kurkle, a negro from Lynchburg, Va., has been admitted to practice at the bar of Savannah, Ga. Last week it was reported that a force of 80 i British soldiers had repulsed an army of 9,000 natives in India. Later dispatches i substantially confirm the report but reduce the number of natives to 4,000. Secretary i Proctor is a candidate for the United States i senate to succeed Edmunds. A crazy i woman set fire to the Crenshaw county, i Alabama, poor house last Monday. The ; building was consumed and with it one of i the inmates. Count Reinhold A. Lewinhaught, a young Swede who married the , youngest daughter of Secretary Blaine, on ; the 2nd instant, died at his home in Wilming ton, Delaware, last Monday, of typhoid fever Gen. Francis Spinola, member of congress from New York, died at the Ar lington house in Washington last Monday i night. J North Carolina's New Governor.? The Hon. Thomas M. Holt, who was elected lieutenant governor of North Carolina in 1888 on the ticket with the late Governor Fowle, and who has become governor by the death of the latter, is a remarkably successfill business man. He was born in Almance county in 1831, and when eighteen years of age matriculated at the University of North Carolina, but when half advanced left the junior class, and at once addressed his time and talents to the manufacture of cotton yarns and fabrics in his father's employ until 1860, when, in a brick building 36 by 64, with only 528 spindles, he commenced business on his own account. From this small beginning has sprung the immense Granite cotton mills, in Alamance county, owned entirely by Governor Holt, which give employment to about five hundred meu, women and children. These employees occupy one hundred or more well-constructed and neatly painted brick and frame dwellings, situated on the premises; besides these dwellings there is a five story flour mill; a large store 1 house, filled with general merchandise, from which the operatives and neighbors get their supplies; a beautiful and conveniently arranged office, sundry store and warehouses, and last but not least, an attractive and comfortable chapel, in which Governor Holt and family and the operatives worship, and whose pulpit is filled at the governor's expence. The property alone is valued at * $400,000. Near by, on a commanding eminence, is Governor Holt's splendid mansion, which cost $25,000. He is also the owner of a famous plantation known as "Linwood," a few miles from Lexington. Here he raises 1 vast quanities of wheat, clover, hay and choice cattle and sheep. Govenor Holt's estate is worth at least $500,000, the reward of his own industry. He was elected by the people of Alamance as a county commissioner twn terms, and served as chairman. In the fall of 1876 he was elected to the State senate from Alamance hnd Guilford. He was elected to the house of representatives in 1882 and in 1884-86. He was elected speaker of the house in January, 1885. For twelve years he was president of the North Carolina Railroad Company. He has long been a member of the board of agriculture. For eight years he was president of the North Carolina State Agriculture Sociey. The Baptist Orphanage.?As the result of the final meeting of the committee having the matter in charge, the proposed orphanage, to be established by the State Baptist convention, will be located at Green1 wood, Abbeville county, that town having 1 outstripped all competitors in the inducements offered. In the aggregate the offers made by Greenwood amounted to upwards of $50,000. The citizens gave $2,200 in cash and ten acres of land within the corporate Hmifo nf thp town, nnd Fx-Senator Maxwell gave immediate possession of an adjoining tract of 470 acres, and a mortuary title to all of his personal property, amounting in all to over $40,000. In recognition of the splendid gifts of Sen. ator Maxwell, the institution will be known as the Carrie Maxwell Orphanage, taking its name from a deceased daughter of the senator. Rev. J. L. Vass has been elected superintendent of the orphanage at a salary of $1,500 a year, and it is thought that he will accept the position. Work will be commenced as soon as possible, and it is the plan of the committee having the matter in charge, to build a number of small cottages instead of one large main building. Each of these cottages will be large enough to accommodate twenty-five or thirty inmates, and each cottage will be under the immediate supervision of its owu teacher and housekeeper, etc. By following this plan the institution can be enlarged as its requirements demand, and its expenses > confined within the limits of its actual needs. Winter Wheat.?The April returns to the national Department of Agriculture make ' the conditions of winter wheat 96.9, and of rye 95.4. The season for seeding was favorable over the whole winter wheat area, the soil was generally easily worked, the seed bed . prepared with unusual care, and sowing, followed by gentle rains, sufficient to properly 1 pack the earth and secure prompt and perfect germination. The general average for condition is the highest reported for April since 1882, and the individual State averages are remarkable for their uniformity. It is 1C points higher than last year, and 3 above the returns for 1889. A high April condition does not insure a large yield, but it iudicates a strength and vitality which would enable the plant to withstand more than the ordinary vicissitudes of the season. The nearest approach to the present condition during recent years was in 1884, when the largest crop ever grown was harvested; but a similar condition in 1886 | was followed by a crop of little more than ! average proportions. The average condition in the principal , States are : New York 92, Pennsylvania 97, Tennessee 98, Kentucky 97, Ohio 98, Michigan 93, Indiana 99, Illinois 97, Missouri 96, Kansas 99, California 99, and Oregon 97. The Italian Trouble.?The Italian government has not yet replaced its recently re: called minister, and the strained relations i between the two countries are apparently unchanged. The cable dispatches of last Friday brought news of a reported ultiina turn of Rudini, the Italian minister, to Secretary Blaine. "If you don't answer my : last note within twenty-four hours, I will I give your minister his passports, and place j our side of the question in the hands of the j British legation." As a matter of fact it is I stated that Secretary Blaine never received i such a note, but subsequent dispatches con! firm the news that such a report was actuali ly put in circulation in Italy. It appears, j however, that it was done solely for political ! reasons. There is a large class in Italy that ! is fond of bluster, and Rudini knowing that ' Blaine's answer was then on the way to Rome, had his friends to circulate the above ! "courageous threat" in order to curry favor ! with this class. He took good care that the ! report was not sent to the United States 1 government over his own signature. Pennsylvania Labor Troubles.?The trouble between the coal and coke strikers and their former employers in Western Pennsylvania, has not yet been settled, and neither side seems to be disposed to give in to the other. Two regiments of State militia were i stationed at the scene of the recent riots all , of lust week, and over one hundred of the rioters were arrested. Sheriff Lour and his 1 deputies, who did the shooting, have also j been arrested and placed under bonds for : their uppearanee to answer to the charge of murder. A large number of the striking miners are desirous of resuming work under the same conditions that existed when the 1 trouble commenced, but are deterred from | doing so by the threats of those who are unj willing to enter into any kind of a compromise. The coal and coke trade of the whole region has been paralyzed, and the strikers ! have so far lost several millions of dollars in ; wages. There is considerable uneasiness as 1 to what will be the result of the present ! troubles. | ? The aggregate earnings of all the rail; roads in this State for February were $i)71,j 900.48, ami increase of $06,9(57.81. LOCAL AFFAIRS INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. W. 0. Latimer?Kabo! T. B. McC lain?Three in a .Fortnight, Chicago Corset Company?It won't break. Finley A Brice, Plaintiffs' Attorneys?Notice to the Defendants, A. Baxter Bailes, W. W. Auten ancl others. Beard A Inman?Where shall I Buy my Clothing? Geo. T.Sohorb?Wilcox and White Elected! M. A H. C. Strauss?The Weather has Changed. Lowry A Starr?Paint Your Buggy?Plastico? - - Red C Oil. - ' ' * Frew Bros. A Keesler, Rock Hill, S. C.?Clinchers Extraordinary. Mrs. T. M. Dobeon?Dobson's Racket Downs Everything in Tasty Millinery, etc. Application for Charter. J. S. Brice, General Agent?Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association. May A May?Now is Your Time! Agnes Moore?I. L. Gould A Co. A Lady's Side-Saddle. LECTURER* TERRELL. Hon. Ben. Terrell, district organizer of the Farmers' Alliance, will be in South Carolina next month for the purpose of organizing the various district legislative councils throughout the State. His appointment for the Fifth district, composed of Chester, Chesterfield, Richland, Kershaw, Lancaster and York counties, is at Chester on Monday and Tuesday, May 25 and 26. He will deliver a public address at each appointment, and it is desired that as nu.ny Alliancemen as possible attend the meetings, and especially that all the sub-lecturers be present. YORK'S CONTINGENT. The following convicts, all colored, sentenced at the term of the sessions court just closed, left for the penitentiary last Thursday in charge of Penitentiary Guard S. J. Wylie: Moses Blake and Jesse James, housebreaf-. ing and grand larceny; three years each. Lawson Simril, burglary and assault with intent to ravish ; sentenced for life. Monroe White, burgla ry and larceny ; two years. Boody Goore, alias Senders, burglary and larceny; two years. Dock Nelson, manslaughter; two years. LOCAL LACONICS. ? The April term of the supreme court will convene on Tuesday the 23rd instant. The sixth circuit will be called on April 2$ and will be given five days. ? Alec Davie, colored, awaiting trial on the charge of assault and battery with intent to kill, was released from jail ou Monday on a $200 bond, with Mr. P. R. Bratton, of Yorkville, as security. ? Charley Howie, colored, was taken before Commissioner Pride yesterday, by Deputy Marshal Wilson, on the charge of selling liquor without a license. He was bound over to the August term of the United States court at Greenville. ? At the meeting of the Associate Reformed Presbytery at Richburg last week, agraut of $200 was made in aid of an Associate Reformed church which the people of the vi cinity Catawba Junction are preparing to build at that place. A considerable portion of the necessary lumber has already been laid on the grounds, and it is probable that work will soon be commenced on the building. From now on it is proposed to have preaching on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. ' FOB ASSAULT AND BATTERV. Will Adams, a young negro of Yorkville, was committed to jail on last Wednesday on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill. The trouble for which he was arrested occurred in R. A. Parish's store on the night before. Several negroes?Adams among them? were teasiug John Pierce, another negro about eighteen or nineteen years of age. Finally the teasing developed into an altercation, and Adams knocked Pierce insensible with a heavy piece of timber. Adams will remain in jail to await the result of Pierce's injuries. Pierce's skull was fractured by the blow and he is still in a critical condition, partially paralyzed and almost entirely bereft of his mental faculties. It is the opinion of Drs. Walker and White, who have the case under treatment, that the wound, as it is, need not necessarily prove fatal. Pierce's only hope of ultimate recovery of his faculties, however, seems to be based on the result of an exceedingly critical operation which the physicians have not yet decided to undertake. JUSTICE SET RIGHT. The case of "miscarried justice" reported in The Enquirer last week, has been corrected by Judge Kershawr. On motion of Messrs. Finley & Brice, he signed an order granting Berry, Hill and Farrar a new trial and admitting each of them to bail in the sum of $50. Hill has been bailed out by Mr. E. T. Carson, and the other two are still in jail. But it was a close shave for the convicted meu. The guard who was to take them to the penitentiary, was due in xorKvuie on Monday. Boody Sanders' statement did not become known until Tuesday, and by a fortunate co-incidence, the guard did uot arrive until Wednesday. Had the guard arrived on Monday, Sanders, Berry, Hill and Farrow would have gone to the penitentiary together. FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS. On yesterday, Sheriff Crawford received the following telegram from Columbia which puts still another phase 011 the above incident : Hold William Farrar. Wanted for burglary. Will write to-morrow. W. H. Si.ioh, 1 S. C. Penitentiary. Just what this telegram means we are unable to say. Farrar is a notoriously bad j character, and it is possible that Sanders has told another story that will implicate him after all. The final settlement of this curious case will be watched with interest. THE JENKINS RIFLES TO-DAY. As has already been announced, the annual inspection of the Jenkins Rifles takes place to-day. Also the presentation of the Wallace troop flag to the company, and both events are to be celebrated by a banquet to-night. The programme of the day has been arranged as follows: Inspection at the graded school grounds this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Presentation of the flag at the court house, at Si o'clock. Individual prize drill immediately after the presentation exercises are concluded. The banquet will be given at the Parish hotel, and is to be presided over by Capt. W. B. Moore. Following are toasts as already agreed upon : 1. The State of South Carolina. Response by Hon. John J. Hemphill. 2. The Volunteer Militia of the State. Response by Gen. Hugh L. Farley. 3. The United States Army. Response by Gen. E. M. Law. 4. The Visiting Militia. 5. Women. Response by Tlios. F. Mc: Dow, Esq. 0. York Countv. Response by Maj. J. F. j Hart. * i Invitations have been sent to the commis I sioned officers of the military companies ot : Rock Hill, Chester, Lancaster, Winnsboro 1 and Sumter, and also to various members of | . the daily press and distinguished individuals j throughout the State. A majority of those j I invited have signified their intention to be I i present, and a big time may be safely antio.i-1 pated. THHIOK C?S ltAIIiKOAI) TAX. j The question of sheriff's costs against the ; Three C's railroad is exciting some interest j I among the court house officials at this place,! ! just now. Among the tax executions turned ! | over to the sheriff by the treasurer not long' : ago, was one for $4,984.7S and costs, against J j the Three C's railroad, and the sheriff at ! once went to work to collect it. In the mean-1 ! time, the comptroller general reba ted the fif! teen per cent, penalty and permitted the j railroad compuny to make a settlement with the treasurer on the basin of the original amount. Now, as the next move, the comptroller has instructed the treasurer to withdraw the execution, which is still in the hands of the sheriff. But Sheriff Crawford refuses to turn it over. He says that he is entitled to $250 costs, and unless forced to do so, will not give up the execution until these costs are paid. The sheriff, however, is willing to make a compromise. He has on hand quite a number of small executions against private individuals. It will cost more to collect them than he can make oat of them, and if the comptroller general will ab ite all these executions, the sheriff says he will make no farther claims on the cosls in the railroad case. CHURCH "NOT ICES. Episcopal?Rev. K. 8. Nelson, rector. Services next Sunday at 11 a. m. Sundayschool at 4 p. m. Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. G. H. "VVaddelJ, pastor. Prayer-meeting this evening at 8 o'clock. Services next Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sunda.y-school at 3 -1_1 1 . O CIVCK 111. Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. Elngllsh, D. D., pastor. Prayer-meeting to -morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock. Services next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. and 7.30 o'clock p. m. Sundayschool at 4 p, m. Baptist?Rev. Robert G. Patrick, pastor. Union?Services next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday-school at 10 o'clock a. m. Yorkville?Prayer-meeting to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock. Sunday-school at 3.80 o'clock p. m. Services Sunday evening at 8 "o'clock. Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. C. Galloway, pastor. Yorkville?Communion services next Sunday at 11 a. m., preparatory services commencing on Friday aflerhoon at 4 o'clock. The pastor will be assisted by Rev. C. E. McDonald. Sunday-school at 3.30 p. m. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Lizzie Ashe, of McConnellrfville, ie visiting friends in Yorkv He. Mr. C. G. Parish is in Yorkville from hia railroad work in Georgia, for a few days. Mr. P. G. McCorkle, of Lancaster, spent last Saturday and Sunday in Yorkville. Mrs. S. A. Milton, of Columbia, is visiting the family of Mr. J. A. Watson. Mr. Claude N. Bennett, of The Atlanta Journal, is in Yorkville., iu the interest ot tha t paper. Miss Hattie Lowry returned home last n- /1/w'l fioif irk frinnrla ^AVUrUUy iruui ull faiciiucu noiv iv i? iviiui. in Virginia. Mr. E. B. Beard is in Yorkville, having stopped over for a few days, on his way from Philadelphia to Georgia and Alabama. Mr. B. F. Bear, of the Carolina Buggy Factory, left last Sunday for Detroit, Michigan, to visit his mother, who is seriously ill. Mrs. G. M. Moore and niece, Miss Mattie Duncan, of Blacksburg, visited friends in Yorkville on Monday aid Tuesday. Messrs. George and Lawrence Hollei have gone to Rock Hill, where they have been employed by the Holler & Anderson Buggy company of that place. Capt. W. B. Moore, now representing the Equitable Life Insurance company at Fayetteville, N. C., returned home last Saturday to take part in the exercises connected with the reception of the Wallace troop flag today. Dr. T. Sumter Brattcn, who has been one of the resident physici ins at the City Hospital of Charleston lor the past twelve months, has returned fo his home in Yorkville for the purpose of practicing his profession. Mrs. Calvin Brice and Mr. George Brice, of Fairfield, Mrs. Captain Wm. McAliley, of Chester, and Mrs. M. Cottingham, late of Thomaston, Texas, art at the home of Hon. A. S. Walllace. They will be present at the flag presentation ceremonies to-day. Mrs. Capt. George D. Wallace, and her infant son, Otis, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Newell, arrived in Yorkville from Washington last Monday, to be present at the exercises in connection with the presentation of her husband's troop flag to the Jenkins Rifles to-day. The ladies are now at the home of Hon. A. S. Wallace, five miles south of Yorkv lle. Col. R. M. Wal lace, of Sumter, also arrived on Monday afternoon to be present at to-day's exercises. IT WANTED WATER. The Three C's raili oad men tell a good joke at the expense of Capt. George Maring the popular engineer who runs one of the passenger engines. They say that Capt, Maring never passes a tank without takiug water. No matter whether he needs it oi not, whenever he comes to a water tank the tender has to be tilled and that is all there is about it. Not long ago, so the story goes, Capt, Maring was off for a day, and another engineer was put on in his place. The new engineer sturted down the road on schedule time, his tender full of water, and everything in first-class trim for a through trip. Foi mile after mile he mude the schedule to hall a second, and there was no possible doubt of his making the first station exactly on schedule time. Suddenly the engine began to slow up, and finally it came to a stop, The engineer did not know what to make oi such a proceeding and was astonished. He pulled open the throttle as wide as it would go, but the engine would not budge, until after about a minute, when she started ofl again with as good time as ever. The first station was reached on time and so was the next, and the next, without special incident; but a few miles further on and the strange proceedings just recited were repeated. By this time the engineer was considerably puzzled, but at yet he made no remark. After about the same delay as occurred before, the engine again started oft'and continued on her course, Finally there was another gradual slow up and stop. The new engineer was now 1 4l..a ti-au unnipfhintr lliul COIIYIUCCU I.I1UL L1IL-IU noi) n wrong with the engiuavand was about to declare that he proposed to have nothing more to do with her. But on looking around, lit noticed that his companion, the firetnun, was very much amused. All at once it dawned on his mind that he was the victim of a trick, and he exclaimed: "Well, I'll give it up. I'll be dinged if 1 know what is the matter with her; do you, Oscar ?" "Why, yes," answered Mr. Marooney, "J knew all the time. Didn't you notice thai when we stopped the first time we were at a water tank ; also the second ; and don't yon see that tank there ? Well, that is all then is the matter. George Maring never ran bj a water tank in his life without stopping, and his old engine has gotten in such a habit ol it that she won't either!" ALMOST A KIOT IX CHARLOTTE. The most intense excitement has been occasioned in Charlotte, N. C., by a horrible murder that was committed in that city on last Saturday night. An Italian named John Mocca was brutally murdered by a negro gambler from Charleston, named Henrv Bradham. Bradham went to Mecca's store at about 11 o'clock and ordered a glass of cider While Mocca was filling the order, the ncgrc crushed his skull with a heavy coupling pin and robbed the money drawer of $2.'}. Bradham was arrested next day and put in jail, and as soon as the facts in the case became known the sentiment of the white? rapidly grew in favor of lynching. Crowd? collected around the jail with that purpose, and the "Hornet's Nest" ItiHes were ordered out to protect the prisoner. About this time some ooo negroes gathered in opposition to the whites and all day Sunday and Monday, it was thought that a race riot was imminent. Men and boys paraded the streets openly carrying guns and pistols, The negroes made threats of incendiarism and bloodshed and had it not been for the. military surrounding the jail, it is hard tc tell what the consequences might have been, The most critical moment of the exciting affair was on Monday morning about 3 o'clock. A crowd of negroes had collected in a neighboring negro church and began ringing the bell. The military and police ad- I vanced on the church to knoW what wasJne 1 matter. All at once they were fired ujion < from the cupola and two white men, George Giflbrd and George Grajr^were slightly | wounded. The military returned the fire \ with two heavy volleys. The church was ' fairly riddled with bullets and the negroes ( took to their heels, though it is not stated < that any of them were hurt. < Bradham was indicted for the murder by < the grand jury yesterday, and it is hoped j that no further trouble is to be feared. j The following special dispatch to 'The Enquirer from the editor of The Charlotte j Democrat gives the situation as it was late ; yesterday afternoon r j Charlotte, N. C., April 14.?The ex- . citement has practically subsided. The pris- ( oner is now before the court and will be , tried for the murder on Monday, the 27th , instant. J. P. Strong. ( BETHEL 'PRESBYTERY. ] A Pull and Comprehensive Account of Its ' Proceedings* Reported for The Yorkville Enquirer. This body held Its spring session in the Presbyterian church in Blacksburg, beginning Friday April 10, at 8 p. m., and closing 1 on Monday at 3.30 p. m. After a sermon from Rev. W. M. Anderson ! from I John iv, 10, the presbytery was 1 called to order by Rev. J. L. McLin, the last moderator present, and organized by the election of Rev. G. 8. Robinion as moderator 1 and Rev. B. P. Reid as temporary clerk. There were in attendance nineteen minis- ! istere and thirty-three ruling elders. Dr. J. B. Shearer, of Davidson College, and Rev. Humbert of the M. E. church, be, ing present, were invited to sit as corresponding members. The organization of churches at Flint Hill and Simpson's, in Fairfield county, was re ported by commissions previously appointed. A petition for the organization of a church . in the town of Kershaw was granted, and a commission consisting of Revs. C. W. Humphreys and T. R. English, with Ruling Elders J. M. Beatty, Sr., and J. C. McDow, 1 was appointed to perform this duty on Saturday before the fourth Sabbath in April. | The Rock Hill church made a proposition to establish a Presbyterian academy of high 1 1 grade at that place, to be under the joint supervision of the session of that church and 1 i the presbytery. The offer was accepted and 1 the following were elected as trustees on the part of presbytery: Revs. T. R. English, Geo. Summey, C. W. Humphreys, and Ruling Elder J. M. Beatty. The following delegates to the general assembly were elected: Revs. C. W. Hum , phreys and J. A. Wilson, with Ruling Elders J. F. Reid and A. F. Ruff. A missionary meeting was held on Sunday i night, at which stirring addresses were made ' by Revs. J. H. Thornwell, Geo. Summey, C. 1 Fraser, and J. A. Wilson, and a collection was taken up. Candidate W. G. White, Jr., of the senior i class in the seminary, at Columbia, was examined and licensed as a probationer for the gospel ministry. The session of the Rock Hill church sent a request for permission to employ Rev. W. B. White to take the place left vacant by the i death of Rev. J. S. White, in the mission work among the factory operatives. Pres bytery agreed to hold an adjourned meeting f in Chester on May 6th, at 8 p. m., and Union i church, of which he is pastor was cited to appear at that time and show cause, if any, i why the request should not be granted. Rev. W. M. Anderson was elected trustee i of Davidson College, to fill the unexpired i term of Rev. J. 8. White, deceased. Evangelist Garris made a very encouraging report of his labors and was unanimously i re-elected for another year at a salary of $1,000. i After a pleasant and harmonious meeting, presbytery adjourned to meet in regular Fall session, in Ebenezer church, Tuesday night before the 3rd Sabbath in September. r SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ' ? Charleston has received over half a million bales of cotton this year. ; ? The ex-Union soldiers in Columbia have organized a grand army post. ? Evangelist Leitch has closed his meetings at Leesville, and is now in Charleston. | ?The retail grocers of Charleston are ; forming a combination to protect the trade . against unlimited credit, j ? Spartanburg is making a strong effort to secure the big university that is to be estabi lished by the Southern Presbyterians. ? Jos. G. Wardlaw, of Clifton, formerly of . Yorkville, has been elected lieutenant-colonel of the Third regiment of South Carolina volunteers. ^ V Damham V>r*n nnoon4o/^ tlin nail xvev. O. 1 . uuuuci U1U u^vpkvu ^ of the A. R. P. church at Due West, provid, ed that the same shall be sanctioned by the . Kentucky presbytery. ? Gen. J. W. Moore, of Hampton, the ranking officer of the State troops, will command the military parade in Columbia, on the occasion of the centennial. 1 ? Superintendent of Education Mayfield is s investigating a complication betweeu the county treasurer and the county school commissioner of Kershaw, involving about $800 | of county school funds. ? News and Courier: A Chesterlield school teacher asked a class of bright ideas a few ! days ago "Who discovered America?" A ; lass of 13 summers, without any hesitation, answered, "Tillman." f ?The Ninety-six correspondent of The . State says that Mr. W. P. B. Kinard, a recently converted farmer of that place, has ordered 1 a gospel tent 40 x 60 feet, and proposes to 1 start out as an evangelist. ? Bill Thomas, colored, of Darlington, shot f and killed Rata Thomas, his step-father, last , Thursday. The trouble grew out of the old I man's remonstrance with Bill for interfering with other members of the family. ? The United States government has de^ tailed an army officer, a graduate of West Point, to act as drill master for the Patrick r Military Institute at Anderson. It is said ; that there are more pay cadets at this institute than there are at the Citadel Academy. ' ?Martha Milieu, of Landsford, Chester ! county, was lodged in jail at Chester last ( Thursday, on the charge of having poisoned s her husband, Anderson Millen, with calomel, , a few days before. The poisoned man was a half-breed Indian, and is said to have been | a notoriously bad character. ? The State Board of Health, Dr. J. R. Bratton, of Yorkville, presiding, held its rcgL j ular quarterly meeting in the Roper Hos j pital building, Charleston, last Friday, s Among other matters that came up, a com} mittee was appointed to memoralize the ( legislature to pass a law providing for com, pulsory vacination in all public schools of 1 of the State. - j ?W. I). Brown, commonly known as Fish- j i erman Brown, an old Confederate soldier of: ; i Florence, was killed on the railroad near that! I nincn nn last, Wednesday. His body was i ' j found in the morning and had evidently beeu j . lying on the spot all night. It is thought, ' j that he had probably been sitting 011 the ' i end of a cross tie when the train came along. ijA postmortem showed that his buck had 1' been broken. >! ? Two negroes, Austin Cliilds and Culdred j , j Wood red, living on the plantation of James H. Wideman in Abbeville county, got into a j difficulty a few days ago over a small sum of; 'Imoney that one owed the other. Childsj j knocked Woodred down, and while in that j position Woodred drew a pistol and shot j Cliilds through the heart, killing him in- j . stantly. , i ? Clarence Robinson, an eight year old 11 negro boy, was committed to jail in Chester ) [ last week for the willful and deliberate uiur- j .; der of Ernie Stroud, also colored, and only i . four years of age. The murder was comit- j . ted near Richburg. It is said that the little ' fiend first tried to drown his victim, but not 1 ; being able to dispose of her in that way, i \ beat her brains out with a large stone. Last I ; year the boy set fire to his mother's house 1 ( and burned it up. ? The messenger of the Brewer Gold Min-' . i ing company, in Lancaster county, was; ; robbed of $ljHSO last week. He had gotten ! the money out of the express office at Ker, sliaw and was taking it to the mines where I Capt. Motz expected to use it to pay off* the hands. O11 the road the messenger was II waylaid by three men?one white and two . colored?who halted him with drawn pistols. ; Capt. Motz has offered a reward of $1,000 11 for the arrest of the highwaymen. , | ?Gov. Tillman has commuted the sentence 11 of Judd Barksdale, colored, of Laurens, who j ' i was to have been hanged next Friday, to ; >; five years in the penitentiary. Barksdale , was convicted of the murder of Gabe Todd, j ;! also colored. The petition to the governor, | i j which was endorsed unfavorably by the 1 i judge and solicitor, was signed by thirty-four i; of Barksdale's white neighbors, and sets forth | (hat he wa¬ guilty of the crime of yrhich lie was coAviotea^lmt that he is thewictim )f a plot i>( some ifegro roWdles. * ' . s f Arguments onthe quelWon ofjjlrisdictifltflfn tW^ICoosaw ftftse was "heard in the 3tate and United States courts last week. The Coosaw [people claim that the State courts have no jurisdiction, and the State claims that the Federal court has no jurisliction. Both sides argued the case in both courts and the decisions of the respective judges are being awaited with considerable nteresft. .. ? Centry Butler and Hampton ^Nelson, both colored, were hanged at Sutote* tfast Friday for thefn order of Capt. John Maxcy, i few weeks "ago/ Although one of the ne?ro?s had already made a full confession as to their guilt, on the scaffold they protested innocence to the last. The minister had taught them to say "Into Thy hands, 0 Lord, I commit my spirit." In his pitiAil fear, one af the poor wretches got the words mixed and kept repeating, "O Lord into my hands [ commit Thv SDirit." ? At a meeting of the trustees of Furman University, held in Greenville last week, it was decided to postpone the election of Dr. Furman's successor in the chair of Mental and Moral Philosophy, until some time before the opening of the next session. In the meantime, Dr. Charles Manly will continue in the chair. There is a movement on foot to raise $25,000 to endow a Furman chair in the university, and on account of the unprecedented prosperity of the institution, it is also proposed to establish two additional chairs?one of English and one of Latin. Heretofore the chair of Latin and Greek has been filled by the same professor, and he will hereafter devote his attention to Greek alone. ? There was some little excitement in Columbia last week over a personal difficulty that was thought to be imminent between Col. W. J. Talbert, superintendent of the penitentiary, I and Editor Gonzales, of The State. A bitter newspaper controversy was in progress between the two gentlemen, and anticipating trouble, Sheriff Rowan had both arrested with a view to putting them under bonds to keep the peace. Mr. Talbert entered into the required bond without protest, but Mr. Gonzales refused to do so on the ground that he had done nothing to lay himself liable, and upon a hearing before a trial justice and a jury, the case against was dismissed. Mr. Talbert 3ays that so far as he is concerned he does not expect to make an assault upon anyone, and it is immaterial to him whether he is under a peace bond or not. . .J LETTER FROM ED0MO0R. Sunday-School Work?Preaching at Mt. Holly?Poisoned her Hnsbaud With Calomel? What About the Teachers' Convention f Correspondence of The Yorkvllle Enquirer. Edgmoor, April 13.?Again it is Monday morning, and the God of Day sheds his reftilgent rays over our mundane sphere, making glad the hearts of all, and particularly the farming fraternity. The sounds usual to an mA.nintr am tionrrl rpsniindinc from Xipill UlVlUlUg u* v uwm< ? ?D every quarter, and all is life and bustle after another day of rest. Edgmoor was without a preacher on yesterday, but the Sabbath-school convened and class exercises were much enjoyed. The superintendent seems to be even more awake to his responsibilities and to the good to be accomplished by this band-maid of the church?the Sabbath-school. It was decided on yesterday that prizes be offered in each class for punctuality and perfect lessons. There is also a looking forward to the close of the quarte,r with the intention of the observance of "Children's day," tft.be celebrated in a becoming manner. T It was our privilege to hear a good sermon at Mt. Holly on yesterday, by Rev. Harley, from the words, "Be sober, be vigilant; for Satan goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." He gave a striking illustration ofSatan's presence intruding even into God's house, by pointing out some young men who were talking during service. We presume it was his natural gallantry which prevented him from using some of the fair sex present as an illustration, or perhaps Satan ended his temptation on old Mother Eve. Is such a thing possible? Girls, don't talk in church ; it has & bad influence on your young gentlemen friends and acquaintances. The usually quiet, law abiding community of Edgmoor, was thrown into rather a commotion last week. Anderson Millen, colored, a former railroad hand, had been quite sick for some time. Dr. Murphy was first called in, but after a visit or two, was dismissed by Millen'swife. Suspicion had been aroused against her from the amount of calomel which she had bought during his illness, and from the fact that he was so badly salivated. On Monday night Millen died; on on Wednesday J. B. Crosby, a trial justice from Landsford, was sent for and Mat Millen, wife of the deceased, was arraigned for trial. Numerous witnesses testified to the quantity of calomel bought by her. Drs. Murphy and Lyle made a post mortem examination and the case was submitted to a jury who decided that the deceased came to his death by an overdose of calomel administered by his wife, Mat Millen. She was taken at once to Chester jail. Mr. J. H. McFudden, who has l>een very ill for several weeks, still lies in a critical condition. With that exception, and some bad colds, the health of the community is as good as usual. We are sorry to state that Edgmoor is soon to lose the services of Mr. W. H. Lloyd as depot agent. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd have made many friends in the community who will regret their departure. It is thought Mr. McLain, a young operator who has been here on several occasions, will succeed Mr. Lloyd, and from his quiet, unobtrusive manners in the past, Mr. McLain made a good impression here and will receive a cordial welcome. Mr. R. D. Robinsou is all smiles and grimmaces again. It is a girl. Mr. T. W. Hayes, a student at Huntersville, has been home on a few days' leave of absence after passing a creditable quarterly examination. He was accompanied by a friend, Mr. Y. Pope, both of whom were warmly welcomed by Mr. Hayes's many warm friends. We trust Mr. Hayes returned to his studies in a happier frame of mind and heart, and that while he leaves a sad heart behind, the sadness is not this time mixed with bitterness. Only a few weeks now till the teachers' convention at Blacksburg, and yet we have seen nothing of the completion of the programme for this meeting. What's the matter, Mr. Boyd? Ar'e you and Prof. Spessard so much immersed in your own particular work that you have forgotten the body politic? H. R. UOl'LD NOTES. Our Gould Correspondent Submits Some Observations in Favor of Raising More Bread and Meat and Less Cotton. Correspondence of The Yorkvllle Enquirer. tioi'LD, April 13.?Last week was the first whole one, suitable for farm work, that the farmers have had this year. The weather is beautiful and spring-like this morning, and while but few of our funnel's have as yet made a cotton bed, nearly all of the upland corn has been planted. This fact is significant. It signifies that our farmers are beginning to realize the importance of raising their own bread and meat, and have given their attention to those necessities before going in for cotton. However, some people still maintain that it pays better to raise cotton and buy corn and meat. But this idea will not do. You can't afford to buy one-dollar-u-bushel corn with eight, or even ten-ceuta-a-pouud cotton, and here is the proof. Show me a successful farmer anywhere in this broad land, and I will show you a man who buys very little corn. His greatest concern is to raise his own bread and meat. Again, some people want to argue that you can't raise corn 011 uplands; and that won't do either. We have two farmers in this section, neither of whom own or work 011c foot of bottom land, and both of them have corn to sell. Indeed. I am informed that one of these gentlemen still has some year-before-last corn 011 hand. I refer to Messrs. John McCullough and Neely Nelson. One of these gentlemen does not use any guano at all, and the other uses only eight or ten dollars' worth to the plow. I sec that other sections are boasting of their fine wheat?what there is of it. Our wheat is fine, too, but we have the same trouble down here as elsewhere. The acreage is quite small. But we will come to it after a while. If nothing else will make us sow wheat, seven cents cotton, and Hour at from three to five cents a pound, will. At any rate, there will be more wheat sown next fall than there was this. An old gentleman informed me that he has already procured hia seed for the next sowing. He was disappointed last year, and proposes to be in on time after this. Though badly injured by the late frost, the peMftfes are not all killed. After all, it is possible that we may have a good fruit crop. Mr. H. F. Horton left for Spartanburg county to-day to visit his father, who is ly- ? ing' very low with paralysis. The old gentleman is 85 years of age and there is very little hope of his recovery. h. NOTES FKftll'CHESTER. ? ? . -Points Atout People We Know?Tim New Saperlstendeiit?f the ttlebmoitd and Dandle. IVI/ii .. ?i f Correspondence of The Yorkville Enquirer. CHE8TEB, April 14.?Miss Mattie Younce, of Blowing Bock, N. C., is visiting her father ; at the Belmont house. Mr. James C. Carpenter, who has been quite sick for several weeks, is able to be on the street again. Mr. Edward W. Stitt, of Charlotte, N. C., ^ was in town last Thursday. Capt. John A. Dodson, late of the G., C. & N. railroad, but who has recently accepted the superintendency of the South Carolina division of the Richmond and Danville system, will enter upon his new duties to-morrow. His headquarters will be in Columbia. Capt. Dodsoit lias many friends at ' 1 *- ?^ mis place WUU iqn? MJ bvc nuu gv mnrnj, but at the same timeihey think that the ^ Richmond and Dafcville people are to be congratulated on wiiliig mg services. Amy Henderson, the wife of H. Henderson, the faithfhl old barber, died Wurt Saturday morning. ' 'iv After an address by Rev; F. 0.8. "Curtis, at Corn well's, laatThiuday, Mr. Joseph Lindsay organized a lodge of good temphtrt with thirty-three Charter lafiibeiar >?-.U The offloM* The fester Enterprise has been temoVed to the Brandt building, oppoite the court house. ' Mr. Randolph Brandt, who has been in Germany for several years past, returned to Chester yesterday. Drs. S. L. Avery and W. B. Byers, of Rock Hill, have located in this place to engage in the practiee of dentistry. Maj. T. 8. Mills, who has been quite sick for several days, is improving. HOLLY GROVE ALUANCMO. 7*?. Some Important Resolution! That Were Famed Last Saturday# Reported for The Yorkvllle Enquirer. At the regular monthly meeting of the Holly Grove Alliance, No. TOO, last Saturday, the following important questions were discussed : 1. What shall we do with the money subscribed and paid in for the maintenance of the State Exchange ? 2. The desirability of increasing the acreage in corn and decreasing the acreage in cotton. After considerable discussion of both of these questions in the light of the best information that the Alliance had before it, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: 1. That Holly Grove Alliance is in fsvor of transferring the money already subscribed for the establishment and maintenance of the State Exchange, to the proposed Alliance bank, provided such transfer is not calculated to cripple the Exchange. 2. That Holly Grove Alliance will make an effort to raise its own corn, bacon, and other products that are required for home consumption, 1 and make the cotton crop, as for as, possible a surplus. 3. That these resolutions be sent to The Cotton Plant and The Yokkville Enquirer for publication. We shall be greatly pleased to see the Alliances of the county, the State and the country generally, fall in line with the above propositions. In our opinion there is no other expedient that is calculated to so quickly relieve the farmers of this country of the burdens by which they are enthralled, as the carrying out of the one proposition of raising their own "hog and hominy." E. B. s. LETTER FROM T1RZAH. Large Cotton Sales?Killed a Young EaglePersonal Mention. Correspondence of The Yorkvllle Enquirer. Tirzah, April 13.?The fanners are busy planting cotton and corn this pretty weather and there is very little doing in the way of business. Mr. E. B. Biggers, of Bock Hill, was here one day last week and bought 167 bales of of cotton from one party, and 65 bales from another. All this cotton is still lying around here and makes our little place look quite * city like. Mr. W. T. Massey has completed his store room and opened up for business. Mr. C. C. Hope killed a young eagle near this place a few days ago. It measured 5 feet 10 inches from tip to tip. Henry Massey, Esq., is visiting relatives at Fort Mill. ^ Drti/v^nn loovna Kam this 171 ro, XlCUlJf 1* JiQlvtovu ivwivw -v.v ~*w afternoon for a visit to her former home in Gaston county, N. C. Mr. Will Allison, of Yorkville, spent several days with his father, Col. W. B. Allison, last week. tibzah city. LETTER FROM SHARON. The Music ot'Hprlug-The Fanners Are BusyRev. Mr. Caldwell. Correspondence of The Yorkville Enquirer. Sharon, April 13.?Spring is here and it is a genuine pleasure to listen to its music. The whippoorwills are making the woods ring, the doves are cooing, and the crows and blue birds are building their neets. Farmers are also wide awake and are using their intellect to the very best advantage in making "every edge cut." "*i Rev. D. G. Caldwell, of Statesville, N. C., preached an excellent sermon in the A. R. P. church at this place last Sunday from John iii, 36. Rev. Mr. Caldwell came as agent, or rather as a collector, of the ftinds of the church at Charlotte. Rev. Dr. Ross will preach at Harmony next Sabbath at 11 o'clock a. ra. j. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. ? A New York dispatch of last Sunday reports that there were so many deaths from grip in Brooklyn on Saturday that all the hearses in the city were kept busy throughout the entire day. ? New York city came very near being the scene of a lynching last Sunday. A young man named Joseph Davis ordered a sixteenyear-old boy named Hugh Morney, to buy some beer for him. Morney refused. At this Davis knocked him down and beat him until he was insensible. As soon as the circumstances became known, a crowd collected around Davis, procured a clothes line, and I started to swing him up to a lamp i>ost. i TI?a vrmmr hrntp. however, was rescued be , j r, , --- - - j i fore serious harm was done. Another Chicago Fire.?A terrible fire, : which destroyed very nearly a million dolI lars' worth of property, occurred in Chicago j last Sunday afternoon. The fire originated I in a livery stable and rapidly spreading I to the surrounding buildings, soon wrought a j destruction that has not been equaled since i the memorable conflagration of 1871. i Located in the burned district there was a i popular museum, and at the time the fire j was in progress there was quite a crowd of i visitors in the building. As soon as the fire i was discovered a panic ensued, and the crowd made a rush to get out. A dreadful crush, with disastrous results, was imminent. But just at this juncture a brave policeman, with a presence of mind that was equal to the emergency, made his appearance on the scene. Placing himself in the doorway and presenting a revolver, he threatened to kill the first man who refused to obey his orders. The excited crowd was cowed by the threat, and pausing long enough to regain its senses, all of the people were gotten out of the building without any loss of life, save in the ! case of one poor fellow who had jumped out : of a window before the brave policeman made his appearance. The War in Chili.?Details as to the progress of the Chilian revolution are quite meagre, but from all that can be gathered, (the cause of President Balmaceda is growing desperate. The insurgent congressional forces have overrun nearly all the northern halfof the Itepublic, captured the ports of ! Chanaral, Fultal, Antofagasta, Ocopilla, > Iqueque, Calctabuene, Junin and Pisagua, | and are making rapid progress toward Val: paruiso. i The government has declared ali the j al>ove named ports closed, but the declara! tion does not amount to anything. The in' surgent party controls the Chilian navy, ! and even if foreign governments are disposed j to recognize the authority of the presidential ! party, vessels can dispose of their cargoes J outside the three mile limit without fear of j molestatiou.