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W jfoapis and partis.
? Santiago, the capital of Chili, was visited
by one of the most severe fires ever known
in South America last Thursday. The fire
originated in a restaurant, and the loss is estimated
as being over $2,900,000. The Brit
ish legation was entirely consumed, including
all the archives and personal property of the
minister. The dispatch bringing the intelligence
does not state as to whether or not
the revolutionists are in any way responsible
for the destruction.
? A curious slip in the new liquor law of
North Carolina is the cause of no little anger
and anxiety among the liquor dealers
in that State. It provides that if an applicant
be found to possess the proper moral requisites
to engage in the liquor traffic, the
board of county commissioners "may grant
a license." Instead of making the matter
permissive, the old law made it mandantory,
reading that the commissoners "shall" grant
the license. . In all counties where these officers
are opposed to liquor-selling the saloons
will be closed. Many dealers are already
I making preparations to go into some uwci
business after December 81, when their licenses
expire.
? Mr. F. M. Coker, president of the Bank
of the State of Georgia, had a narrow escape
from death in Atlanta last Friday. Upon
reaching the bank in the morning he unlocked
the vault, and stepping inside he told
a messenger boy to light the gas. The boy
struck a match, and instantly there followed
a tremendous explosion. Mr. Coker was
thrown to the floor, and the boy was hurled
out of the vault like a shot from a rifle,
striking a table twenty feet away. It was
all over in a second and both were left insensible.
Upon investigation it was learned
that on the night before the gas jet was
blown out, instead of being turned out, and
all night the vault had been filling with the
escaping gas. The lighted match produced
the explosion with the almost fatal results.
?Vice President Morton is reported to be
desirous of succeeding himself, and to this
end has been conducting a quiet but effective
canvass. It is a curious fact that, with
one exception, no* vice president has received
a renomination since the method of naming
candidates in convention was adopted.
This exception was Richard M. Johnson,
who was elected vice president on the Van
Buren ticket in 1886 and ran with Van Buren
again in 1840. Lincoln, Grant and Cleveland,
the three presidents since 1860 who received
renominations, all had different associates
on the ticket from those named in the
first contest; though in the last case Hendricks
would probably have been renominated
had he lived and desired the honor.
Thus history seems to be against Mr. Morton.
The chances are, however, that he
will overcome this obstacle.
? A bill has been introduced in the Georgia
legislature and passed by the house, making
it a crime for prescription clerks and
physicians to become drunk while practicing
their respective professions. The bill
provides that on conviction for the first offence,
the guilty practitioner, shall be liable
to a fine of not less than three nor more than
five hundred dollars, and shall also forfeit
his license. Upon the forfeit of a license,
however, if after the expirat ion of two years,
the practitioner, can establish, upon the evidence
of "five of the most upright citizens in
his county," that he has reformed, he will
be. given back his license. On a second conviction
of the excessive use of liquor or opiates,
he will forfeit his license forever, and
in either the first or second conviction, he is
liable for damages at the hands of his patients.
? A singular discovery is reported to have
been made in Edward county, Texas. It is
known as the "Devil's Sink Hole." Recently
it was partially explored. One man was
let down by a rope 150 feet. Here he found
a ledge and passageway leading from it
seven feet high, wide enough for three men
abreast,, and running at a steep incline down
ward. He followed it three hundred feet
and came to an immense lake of water, ice
cold. He bad no means of determining its
extent, but a stone hurled with all its force
splashed in the water fully seventy yards
away. The bank of the lake was covered
with rock, looking as though it had been
blasted. Some were brought to the surface
and assayed about thirty ounces of silver to
the ton. All that region is rich in silver
indications, and it is supposed that the mys
terious cavern is an abandoned spamsn
mine and has other exit entrances.
? If you should happen to get a whisky
barrel for any purpose from a barroom, be
sure that you examine it carefully before
using. If you do not, you may get into
trouble. A Mr. A. B. Brown, living in Talladega
county, Ala., a few weeks ago, made
a quantity of blackberry wine in a barrel
that he had procured from a neighboring
barkeeper. Last week, during the sickness
of Mr. Brown's daughter, the physician
recommended that she should have some
blackberry wine. The wine was procured
and given to the.young lady. She suddenly
became very much worse and the physician
was at a loss to know what to do. He finally
administered an emetic, and the patient
was relieved, though still left in a dangerous
condition. The barrel containing the wine
was burst open and about two pounds of
tobacco, together with various other narcotics
and poisons, were found in it. It is supposed
that they had been put in there by the
saloon keeper to flavor his whisky.
? The census bulletin relating to the
production of gold and silver in the
United States, was issued last Friday. The
production during the year 1889 was:
Gold, ounces 1,590,000; coinage, $32,886,744.
Silver, ounces 51,354,851; coinage
value, $66,396,988. Total value of both
$99,283,732. In gold, this is nearly 28 per
cent, of the world's product, and in silver,
41 per cent. The expeuse of production
during the year was $63,451,136. The table
of approximate distribution of the gold and
silver product shows the following value in
the South: Alabama?gold, $167,605; silver,
$100. Georgia?gold, $167,605: silver,
$464. North Carolina?gold, $164,795; silver,
$3,879. South Carolina?gold, $46,853 ; I
silver $232. Virginia?gold, $4,100; silver I
$13. California produced the greatest amount
of gold and Colorado the greatest amount
of silver, and Colorado is second in gold
production, while Montana is second in silver.
Nevada is third in value of gold pro- j
duction and Montana fourth. Utah is third
in silver value ami Nevada fourth. Next in ,
the order of value of the production come |
Idaho, Dakota, Arizona and New Mexico.
? The official figures of the immigrants
landed in New York during the fiscal year
ended June 30th, bring up again the question
of turning some of this valuable stream j
southward. Out of the 405,664 immigrants,
only 18,270 went to the Southern States, and
of these more than half went to Texas and
Missouri. The lertue, promising pum- u?
North Carolina, for instance, only got 407 of
the whole. What a desirable sort of citizens
the new comers were is shown by their occu-1
patious. There were 155,936 laborers, 40,449
farmers, 8,612 tailors, 6,(582 miners, 5,401
shoe makers, 3,484 carpenters, 2.446 bakers,
and 2,371 blacksmiths. The uninviting
swarming city of New York got 169,841 of
the big crowd, 55,226 went to Pennsylvania, j
17,969 to New Jersey, 13,378 to Massachusetts,
and 10,483 to Connecticut. Among
those landed were 77,776 Italians, only about
one-fifth of whom were women ; 35,424 Irish;
29,381 English, Scotch and Welsh; 49,390J
Norwegians, Swedes and Danes; 74,832
Germans; 4,388 French ; 33,504 Russians ;)
24,256 Poles; 26,493 Hungarians; 26,539 Aus- j
triaus; 9,043 Belgians, and 8.408 Bohemians, j
Most of the Poles, Russians and Austrians j
were Hebrews. Of the 501 persons debarred, j
301 were contract laborers.
? The people of North Louisiana do not pro-1
pose to stand the Louisiana Lottery any long- i
er. If they cannot put it down in any other |
way they propose to do it by a revolution.'
At a mass meeting in Lincoln parish, one j
day last week, the following preamble and ;
resolution were adopted: It is said that j
the sentiment as here expressed is spreading'
over the State: "wnereas, \\u mui mv
worshipers of Mammon, the scoffers of re- j
ligion, the bribe-giver and the bribe-taker, j
and believe that this is a government of the I
people, by the people and for the people,1
and recognize the right of the people to take ,
the helm of government into their hands,1
either by revolution, as our forefathers did, |
by a resort to arms, or, as Cromwell did, by |
dissolving parliament and beheading the!
king, or as the people of New Orleans did in j
destroying the Mafia: therefore, be it Ke- j
solved. That we, the people of Lincoln par-1
ish, in mass meeting assembled, solemnly de-j
clare our opposition to the Louisiana State j
Lottery, company, and look upon its advo-1
eates as men dangerous to the community
and disloyal to the best interests of the State; j
that we consider that its crimes have been
so great and its menaces are so dangerous,
that we arc justified in pledging ourselves in
every line of defense open to free men against
the briber and perverter of good government."
? A San Diego, California, dispatch of last
Wednesday, says a serious riot occurred at
that place on that day, growing out of the
attempt of United States marshals to arrest
eleven sailors of the United States steamer
Charleston, who had overstayed their shore
leave. The sailors were carousing in a saloon
when Deputy Marshals Webb, Wilson
and Grether entered and arrested one of the
number. Other sailors immediately closed
in and attempted to prevent the officers from
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the deputies and a free tight ensued. It
looked for a time as if the officers would be
killed, but a patrol wagon arrived with reinforcements
and arrested a sailor, who was
taken to jail. When the patrol left, the
crowd again attacked the officers with pick
handles, gas pipes and other weapons. The
officers got away and wounded Robert
Brown, a sailor on the Charleston, who died
in a few minutes from the effects of a blow
on the head with a club, said to have been
inflicted by Deputy Wilson. Another Charleston
sailor, Paddy Burns, is dying with a
fractured skull. Deputies Bradlove and
Grether were badly bruised about the head
and a number of other persons are injured.
There is great excitement and threats of
lynching all the deputies concerned in the
trouble were freely made. The sympathy
of the community is with the sailors, as it is
said the officers were too officious, and for
the sake of a reward arrested men whose
shore leave had not expired. Warrants are
out for the deputies' arrest.
%tlmUe #n<jttirer.
YOKKVILLE, S. 0.:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1891.
? Jerry Simpson denounces the Associated
press dispatches stating that the Alliance
sub-lecturers in Kansas have gone back on
the sub-treasury scheme, as an infamous
lie, started by one Joe Hudson. "On the
contrary," he says "every sub-lecturer has
resolved to support the Ocala platform."
? President Livingston says: "I am going
to make a prediction. If neither the Democratic
or Republican party fights the Alliance,
there will be no fight on our side. I believe
it as honestly as I stand on this platform."
President Livingston does not risk anything
in this assertion. It takes at least two parties
to make a fight.
? While the procession of Alliance men at
Americus, Ga., were on their way from the
hotel to the grand stand, on Tuesday of last
week, the band struck up the "Dead March."
One of the newspaper reporters in line asked
General Weaver if that was the death of the
old parties. He said: "It means the death
of the Democratic party if it does not adopt
the Ocala platform."
? Governor Tillman has received a request
from a big publishing house of New York
that. hp name "twentv of the most famous
South Carolinians of the present day" and
designate a historian to "write them up."
The publishers did not say anything about
it, but for fear the matter might not occur
to the governor, we will suggest that he
select all of his subjects with a view to the
probability of their taking a book. The
pulishers would no doubt have mentioned
this fact but we presume they were too
modest.
? The politicians of the Creek Nation are
determined to show that their civilization is
not a failure, and that they can make things
as lively as their white brothers. A heated
canvass is now under way in the nation for
the office of head chief. The two candidates
are Chief Pipieche ana Westly Smith. At a
big barbecue last Saturday, while Smith was
making a speech to his followers, his opponents
precipitated a fight. Guns, pistols,
and knives were used with terrible consequences,
and four persons were fatally
wounded. It required the united efforts of
the opposing candidates to stop the row.
? The statement that Mrs. Mary E. Lease,
"the woman who defeated Ingalls," is one of
the party of speakers who are canvassing
Georgia in the interest of the Ocala platform,
is a mistake. She was down on the
programme but did not appear. The Atlanta
Journal accounts for her absence as follows:
"The Piedmont Chatauqua people have engaged
her to lecture at Lithia springs, and
they have done all in their power to keep
her from rubbing the bloom off her eloquence
by keeping away from Georgia until she appears
upon the boards up there. Another
reason for keeping her at home is that she
is an Irish woman from the wilds of Kansas,
and that her tongue in debate cuts like a
two edged sAvord. Those who are nursing
up the little Third Party infant feared that
some of the winged words from her lips
might stab it to tiie heart in this Southern
country before it iiad cast off the swaddling
| clothes of babyhood. For these two reasons
I Mrs. Lease was left at home.
PEOPLE'S PARTY TALK.
Judging from the reports in the newspapers,
Messrs. Weaver, I'oik and Simpson are
i having a regular walkover in Georgia.
i Everybody seems to be of tlft-irway of thinking,
and they are meeting with little opposition.
As a consequence, they have not
talked third party except in an indirect way,
but the sum and substance of their argument
is something like this: ' :\Vc are Democrat it;
the Oeala platform is our platform ; and
I therefore the Oeala platform is the Demo;
eratie platform." Or, as Congressman Moses
remarked in a speech at Atlanta last
i Thursday, "Wo- do not belong to the Democratic
party; the Democratic party belongs
j us, and we will make it do what we want it
I to do."
I This is the way the matter looks at present,
but it is not going to continue altogether
that way. The indications are that a split
is quite probable. There are a great many
I Georgians, a minority in all probability, who
| are unwilling to endorse the Oeala platform,
I and these wil' make trouble. Of course both
factions will ilaim the old party name, and
i all will be '-Democrats." The negro, who
holds the balance of power, will be drawn
on by both sides, and the '-Democrats" will
( have things i lively, that it is not altogether
certain th t the idea that the "Democratic
party bel- ags to us and we will make it
do what w? want it to do," can be carried
out accord' lg to calculation.
The principles of the Oeala platform are
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not SO CU'lir lIUll IIIOV l.-< UUI umu 1U1 .?,
great deal of confusion, and under existing;
conditions a great many good, thinking men '
will he at a loss to know what is best to do. !
Of course those people who do not think will
not be so badly puzzled. They will array '
themselves on one side or the other, accord-1
ing to circumstances, and light it out under
the instruetions of those in whom they have I
the most confidence.
Hut. after all, there is this consolation.!
There is time for a good deal of sober thought !
before the next election comes around, and :
it will be well to use that time for sober |
thought. The issues at stake must be deli-j
eately handled, or disastrous results may '
follow. Under the circumstances, the
broadest liberality on the part of both factions
is the only safe course, and we have one t
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piece of advice for all. It is this: Don't a
condemn the Alliance demands simply he- r
cause they are Alliance demands; don't up- t
hold the Alliance demands simply because c
they are Alliance demands; but accept the a
issue as a condition, which, though iyaybe it
is not as we would like to have it, is as it c
is, and we must make the best of it. Sober v
reason is the only thing that will stand the 1
people in good stead at this time, hut we t
confess that the water has already been made c
so muddy that it is difficult to see the hot- ?
torn of it. 1
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REBELLION IN TENNESSEE.
East Tennessee is in a state of rebellion. s
All the miners, farmers ami merchants 111 tne '
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vicinity of Coal Creek are in arms against j
the State government, and all the volun- (
teer troops of the State are gathered about c
the spot to put down the insurrection.- r
The trouble is the result of the convict
lease system. Some time ago the miners
near Briceville went out 011 a strike. Busi- ^
ness was dull, and the owners of the mine (
resolved to quit work rather, than make j
terms. Matters remained in this shape until 8
last week, when the mining companies he- ^
gan to make arrangements to work their
mines with convict labor. (As
soon as they go^ information of what 1
was going 011, the miners armed themselves r
with Winchester rifles and shot guns, and c
assembled at the convict camp to the num- s
ber of about f>00. There were fifty convicts *
in the camp at the time (last Wednesday.) r
The miners overpowered the guards and t
sent the convicts back to Kuoxville on a s
special train. By the same train they also 1
sent the following message to the governor: J
"To Governor Buchanan, Nashville : We,
the miners, farmers, merchants and property f
holders ol\briceviue ana uoui v-rccK uuu vicinity,
assembled to the number of 500, who j
have come together to defend our families ^
from starvation and property from deprecia- t
tion and our people from contamination from t
the hordes of convict labor being introduced f
in our works, do hereby beg you to prevent ^
the introduction, and thus avoid bloodshed, ^
which is sure to follow if the taking of our t
livelihood from us is persisted in. Answer.
(Signed.) "A COMMITTEE." t
The governor immediately called out sev- f
eral companies of the State militia and went c
to Coal Creek at their head. When he got i
there he told the angry mob that he did not (
come there to discuss the convict lease systern,
but to see that the law was not over- ^
ridden. f
The miners took the governor's announce- c
ment respectfully, but gave him to under- t
stand that those convicts had to be removed
or there would be trouble. Furthermore, 4
referring to the militia, they told him that j
he had better take his "cigarette smoking,
spider legged dudes" back to Knoxville, as t
they did not want to hurt the poor things, j
This the governor finally deemed desira- {
ble to do, and returned to Knoxville with- f
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out having accomplised the object of his
going to the mines. ' i
In the meantime, the miners persisted in j
not allowing the convicts to do any work, r
and the governor has taken the responsibili- ^
ty of calling out the entire State militia to ^
put down the rebellion. At last reports J
(Monday night) he had about five hundred j
militia at the mines. These were confronted
by over two thousand miners. c
The miners are said to be cool and sober, 1
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but desperately resolved to resist to the lust '
the law that takes the bread out of the j
mouths of their wives and children. The j
State is thoroughly aroused on the question, r
and fully half of the population of East Ten- t
nesee sympathize with the miners. It is f
thought, however, that there will be no *
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bloodshed unless the crisis is iorcen uy me ^
militia. In that case, it is the general opin- c
ion that the result will be a massacre. >
THE OHIO CAMPAIGN. ' J
Governor James E. Campbell, of Ohio, j
was renominated in the Democratic conven- >
tion at Cleveland last Wednesday by an ]
overwhelming majority. On the first ballot 1
he received 508 out of a total of 705 votes, 1
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but a resolution to make the nomination r
unanimous was bitterly opposed by the j
Cincinnati, (Hamilton county) delegates. ^
Majority and minority reports were sub- t
mitted by the committee on platform. The
majority report is embodied in the follow: 1
i?g: J
That we most heartily endorse the honesty (
and economy of the administration of Gov- ,
emor James E. Campbell and commend the f
Sixty-ninth general assembly for its business j
cpialifications, economy and reform, and
especially for having provided for a secret (
ballot, by which every voter in Ohio can t
cast his ballot in secret, as he desires, and {
have his vote counted as cast. f
"We are opposed to all class legislation (
and believe in a tariff levied for the sole \
purpose of producing a revenue sufficient to ,
defray the legitimate expenses of the gov- l
eminent economically administered. We ,
accept the issues tendered to us by the He- ,
publican party on the subject of the tariff ,
as represented by the so-called McKinley
tariff act, confident that the verdict of the
people of Ohio will he recorded against the ]
iniquitous policy of so-called protection,
championed by the Republican party in the
interest of.favored classes against the masses.
We favor a graded income tax. i
"We denounce the demonetization of sil- i
ver in 1873 by the party then in power as l
an iniquitous alteration of the money stand- <
ard in favor of creditors and against debtors, f
taxpayers and producers, and which by j
shutting off one of the sources of supply of <
primary money, operates continually to in- 1
crease the value of gold, depress prices, <
hamper industry and disparage enterprise; t
and we demand the reinstatement of the ]
constitutional standard of both gold and ;
silver, with the equal right of each to free
and unlimited coinage.
We denounce the Republican billion dol- <
lar congress, which by extravagant expen- (
diturc, exhausted a surplus in the national {
treasury, left there by a Democratic admin- j
ist rat ion, and created a deficit; which sub- i
stituted despotic rule for free discussion in ,
the house of representatives, and we eon- ]
grata late the people on the defeat of the ]
odious force bill, demanded by a Republican 1
president and championed by the Republi- ?
con party for the purpose of perpetuating ]
its rule by perverting the constitutional pow- I
ets of the government, destroying free elec- 1
tions and placing the ballot box in the hands j
of unscrupulous partisans, in order, as de- ]
dared by Speaker Reed, "to register the
voters, supervise the elections, count t lie j
ballots ami declare the result." <
The minority report, signed by eight mem- '
hers of the committee, was as follows: 1
The undersigned members oft be committee <
on resolutions recommend the adoption of ;
the following resolution as a substitute for '
(lie plank in the platform, the free and un- <
limited coinage of silver: t
' We believe in honest money, the coinage 1
of gold and silver, and a circulating medium <
convertible into such money without loss, ?
and we oppose all legislation which tends to 1
drive either gold or silver out of circulation,
and we believe in maintaining the coinage of
both metals on a parity.
"We also recommend that the resolution '
declaring for the graduated tax on incomes '
be stricken from the platform." 1
The minority report was rejected by .'IbllA .
nays to .'1001 yeas, and so the Democrats of ,
Ohio stand committed to the support of two '
of the most important demands of the Farmers'
Alliance.
The issues in the Ohio campaign are near- J
ly all national, and the result of the bitter j
light that is shortly to be waged on them ,
will be awaited by the entire country with
the dee j test interest. It is MeKinley in 1
support of bis iniquitous tariff law on the 1
one side, and Campbell, one of the most j
powerful advocates of tariff reform in the
country, on the other. The people of Ohio (
are to decide the issue, but its bearing on
the coming national election is so great that t
a most tremendous outside corruption fund *
will also play a prominent part.
The money interests of Ohio and of the
country, will undoubtedly be on the side of |
the Kepublicans, not only on account of the t
graded income tax plank and the free coin- |
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gc plunk, but also on the question of tariff
eform. On the other side is arrayed all
he agricultural and laboring interests
if the State, and the fight will no doubt be
i clear cut issue between capital and labor.
Tbe results cannot be predicted with any
ertainty. It is a matter of doubt as to
vhat extent tbe Third Party idea exists, and
iow far the Third Partyitcs will be willing
o support the Democrats. Another element
>f doubt that can only be settled by
m actual test, is to what extent corruption
uoney may overcome tbe safeguards thrown
tround the polls by the secret ballot system.
Tf flio sprect ballot svstcm works as it
hould work, the Democratic platform will
vin; but if the Republican corruption funds
an be made available in spite of the secret
?allot, and it is altogether probable they
;an, High Tariff McKinley is the next govirnor
of Ohio, and tariff reform, free coinage,
md income tax are still further in the future.
A REPUBLICAN ADDRESS.
J. Hendrix McLane has commenced operaions
for the next campaign. The executive
ommittce of the "State Republican League"
icld a meeting in Columbia last Thursday,
md on Friday issued the following address
o the public:
The Republican League of South Carolina
leems it proper to publish a few brief statenents,
which will refute certain slanders
vhich have recently been published and
rtherwi.se circulated by those calling themiclves
Republicans, but who are unfriendly
o the new movement. The extravagant
ind unwarranted charges that have been
nade both in print and in a private way
tgaiust the colored clergy, as well as against
iome of the men who are pre-eminently conlected
with this Republican club organize^
ion, both in and out of the State, impels us
o this action:
First. We wish to state that there was
10 fund raised in Boston last year or any
rther time and put into the hands of Mr.
tlcLane or any other member of the League,
o help the Fanners' Alliance in this State.
Second. In consequence of the foregoing,
he wholesale charges of corruption, made
igainst the colored clergy, falls powerless at
he feet of these people, but the election last
all fully demonstrated one patent fact, that
he colored race is not hereafter to be traded
in by a mere political speculator. No furher
proof of the impotency of those who,
or years, have claimed to be the custodians
>f the colored vote, is needed. They could
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lot deliver auytnmg. mis iurce um uc
arried on no longer.
Third. Never before have we known
ieneral Clarkson branded as a corruptionist.
)n the contrary, we know him to be a pure
md upright man, and one whom any State
>r party could well be proud of, and we
hink the Republican League of the United
>tates is to be congratulated on its choice of
io able and efficient an organizer.
Fourth. It iti, however, very easy to deine
the reason why that element in this
*tate, who have formed the habit of thinking
hat they had a monopoly of the name Rcniblican,
would be greatly agitated and con:erned
on account of the League movement
>f this genuine Republican organization, or
loes not present any such rose-colored inlucements
to such a class, but intends that
n the future the doors of the Republican
larty shall be wide enough open for the adnission
of all the worthy people who may
vish to enter. In the support of this view
ve quote the following extracts from a re>Ort
which has been published and sent out
ill over the country by the officers of the
National league:
"When the League undertook the work of
irganizing the party in the South, they felt
he task was one of no small magnitude.
There is opposition within as well as without
he party. Men who have controlled the
federal patronage for years and kept the
>arty organization in their own hands, dicoting
it solely for their own benefit, view
lie League movement with more alarm than
avor, and secretly throw all the obstacles
hey can in the way of its development,
iowevcr, one of the most satisfactory feaures
about the League work in the southern
states is found in the character of the men
vho arc taking hold of it. They are not
nere enthusiasts or politicians who have
mtlived their usefulness, but men of staining
and influence, who want to see the party
x i,??
voric on a uinereiu jnuuu man a ,.?? ...
last. They talk plainly about the clifficulies
in the way of building up a successful
mrty organization such as the League bos
indertaken to form throughout the South.
They ore thoroughly in earnest, loyal to the
mrty, and perfectly willing to asisist in the
vork, but they want the efforts they make
o be of a practical and effective character."
From the foregoing it is plain to he seen
hat the league or organization does not hold
>ut any hope to mere place seekers! or cor uptionists
of either race. Hence, realizing
hat they will he unable to manipulate this
lew Republican organization, it is hut rationd
that some of them should try to ignore it
>y slandering its prominent members.
The absolute necessity for a clean and
'ffieient party in the State to oppose the
egular Democratic party, is our justification
or having .entered upon this work. We
ire getting encouragement from all direcions
from the right-thinking element of
ioth races. More than sixty clubs have already
been reported, some of them having
i membership of more than fifty. We invite
lie active co-operation of all good people
,vho are in favor of a Republican form of
government.
Simeon Corley, President.
V. P. Clayton. Secretary.
By order of the State League. Columbia,
filly 16, 1891.
> ^
Governor Campbell, ok Ohio.?Govcrlor
James E. Campbell, who has just been
cnominatcd, has for several years been
cnown as an active worker for the reforms
if the tariff which have been advocated by
he revenue reform wing of the party. Durng
the Fiftieth congress lie was an advocate
if the Mills bill, and was opposed to a large
>ody of his party in Ohio, who were inclined
o follow the lead of the Democrats of Penntylvania.
He accepted the political princides
of Judge Thurman rather than those of
Senator Payne.
He was born in Ohio, in Butler county,
Inly 7. 1848. After he had obtained what
mIucation he could in the common schools of
>f his neighborhood, lie began teaching, and
lie war found him engaged in this oceupa:ion.
In 1S62 he entered the navy as a
volunteer, and he served on the gun-boats of
\dmiral Porter's fleet, and during the Bed
Itiver campaign of 1868-64. After the war
ic resumed the study of law, which be bad
legun while he was a teacher in a common
school, and was admitted to practice in 1S6"?.
lie opened his first office in Hamilton. His
,,! ?.? unwai.titniir llnrnev
irsi (nun: w?i?> iiuii u? |?v,^.u.,.,r v.
lie was elected to that in 187:5. and again
11 1873. In 1882 he was elected to congress.
He was re-elected in 1884 and lS8(i.
He has a wonderful personal popularity.
He has been called the most popular man in
Dliio, and he is especially strong with the
kvar veterans of the State, who are proud of
liis record and devoted to liini. He can
loubtless poll more Republican votes than
my member of bis party in Ohio. He is a remarkably
handsome and active man. and his
ampaigns have always been marked by
[lie infusion into them of his intense vitality.
He travels from one end of the State
>r district to the other, constantly speaking
ind invariably winning support.?New York
Herald.
AXOTIIKK Sru-AI.I.IANCK KmioUSKS TilllioVKKNou.?Lisbon
sub-Alliance. Laurens
county, Williani'Wight president and A. R.
Holmes secretary, on last Saturday unanimously
jiassed the following resolutions:
' Resolved. 1st. That this Alliance renews
ts allegiance to the principles of the farmers'
movement, and to its leader, (lovernor R. R.
Til Ilium.
"2nd. That we do not believe (lovernor
Tillman has been, is. or ever will be, dislovil
to the Alliance or the farmers' interests in
Ninth Carolina, notwithstanding the efforts
)f certain coattail politicians to persuade the
numbers of the Alliance to the contrary.
",'ird. That we favor the Ocala demands,
nit this Alliance accords to (lovernor Tilllian
the right of free thought and free speech,
md that the time has not come to sacrifice
[lovernor Tillman for the very doubtful
bailee for getting the sub-treasury or any
itlier scheme.
"4th. That if it is the purpose of the lead rs
of the Alliance to deliver our organiza:ion
to the third party, wo would like to
enow it at once.
"5th. Any scheme of legislation that is
lot strong enough to commend itself to the
Democratic party of this State, is too weak
o command our support, for the Democratic
>arty is still good enough for us."
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Mfs. General Jenkins, Asheville, N. C.?Notice.
W. H. McCorkle, Probute Judge?Citation?J.
C. Toms, Applicant?Otis Toms, deceased.
R. B. Lowry?Dry Goods and Groceries.
G. T. Schorb?"New Modem Hall" Typewriter.
Lowry it Starr?More Bargains.
Mrs. T. M. Dobson?Dobson's Racket.
F. A. Gilbert, Cashier?Statement of the Condition
of Exchange Bank.
Kennedy Bros. A Barron?Attention, Schools!
CHEROKEE INN.
During the past month we have heard a
great deal of talk about "Cherokee Inn," that
splendid new hotel at Blackshurg. Nearly
everybody who has come to Yorkville by
wav of Blackshurg, have had something to
say about it, and all are enthusiastic in its
praise. Some say that it is the best hotel in
the upper part of the State ; others omit the
sectional qualification and take the broad
ground that it has 110 superior 111 South Carolina.
The proprietor of The Enquirer
had occasion to stop at the Inn one day last
week, and, of course, in view of all that he
had heard, he was not surprised, but he was
delighted, and fully endorses all that has
been said. Nothing, even to the most trifling
attention, that can contribute to the comfort,
pleasure, or convenience of the guests,
is omitted, and no one who stops there can
help talking about what a nice place it is
when he goes away.
RAILROAD EARNINGS.
The railroad commissioners have issued
their tabulated statement of the earnings of
the railroads in the State for the month of
April last, as compared with the same month
last year.
|r Of the thirty-five roads included in the
statement, thirty show a gross increase of
$105,993.92, and five show a decrease of
$1,490.40, leaving the net increase $104,503.52.
The South Carolina shows the largest increase?$28,279.73,
or 33.47 per cent., and
the Central of South Carolina shows the
largest decrease?$1,248.23, or 15.39 per
cent. The Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line
shows an increase of $8,969.20; the Char*
1 1 ' 1 * ltno tnaranaorl
lotte, coiumuia aim au^udlu huo mwviwvu
$5,000.70; the Charleston, Cincinnati and
Chicago has increased $2,395.48 ; the Chester
and Lenoir lias increased $310.62; and the
Georgia, Carolina and Northern, $2,879.12.
The total passenger earnings for the month
was $205,917.78, an increase of $28,776.11;
and the total freight earnings was $368,983.88,
an increase of $74,748.97.
DEATH OF MR. F. H. LONDON.
Mr. F. H. London, of Rock Hill, died suddenly
at his home in that place, last Monday
night, of paralysis. His death was a severe
shock to the community, as it will he to the
large number of friends that he has all over
the county.
Mr. London, at the time of his death, was
in his thirty-sixth year. He was born at
l'ittsboro, N. C., on December 16, 1855, but
has been living in Rock Hill since 1871. In
that year he liccame a salesman in the store
of London & Jones, and afterward went into
the mercantile business for himself. This
business, however, he soon abandoned, and
engaged in insurance and brokerage, in
which he continued up to the time of his
death.
F%or the past six years Mr. London has
been the Rock Hill correspondent for The
Enquirer, and his efficiency and reliability
in that position is well known to all our
readers. During that time he has missed
sending his weekly letter to but one issue,
and has always kept his readers accurately
and fully informed as to all matters of public.
interest happening about that town.
Mr. London leaves a wife and several
children, who though amply provided for so
far as this world's goads are concerned, have
our sincerest sympathy in the loss of a loving
husband and kind father.
TAKEN BACK TO KNOXVILLE.
Joe Shudan, the young German who was
arrested near Yorkville last week on the
charge of murder, has been taken back to
Knoxville. The Tennessee officer reached
here last Friday on the south bound Three
C'8 train, and started hack with his prisoner
on the north bound about twenty minutes
later. Upon his arrival, the officer introduced
himself to Policeman Bell as Irving
Richmond, and stated that he had come after
Shudan.
"All right," said Mr. Bell, "here he is ;
but there is a twenty-live dollar reward to
be paid, you know."
"How's that? I don't know about any
reward."
"That is what the telegram says," said
Mr. Bell.
"But I know there is no reward. I know
my business," returned the Tennessee official.
"Yes, and we know ours," said Sheriff
Crawford, who was also present, "and when
' you pay that reward and my jail fees, you'll
get your prisoner. If you don't pay it you
won't get him. That's all."
At this the officer came to the conclusion
that he was not so certain that he "knew
his business," and on being shown the telegram
offering the reward, admitted :
j "Yes, that is what it says?twenty-five
..dollars reward?and I'll pay it, but under
i protest, because it ain't right."
"Well, we dont know anything about
that," put in the sheriff*. "All we know is
that the telegram calls for this reward, and
we may as well have it as anybody else."
Time was getting precious just then, and
; the officer forked over the cash without fur11
her parley. I le was given receipts for pay!
mcnts in full and went on his way convinced
that there was nothing to be made by monJ
keying with Yorkville officers.
As to Shudan's crime, we are still in doubt.
I Officer Richmond said to Policeman Bell
' before getting charge of the prisoner, "Oh,
| its nothing hut a trumped up charge and
they'll turn him loose as soon as I get him
back to Knoxville." To the representative
of Tub K.vtirikkit he told a different story.
J With great seriousness lie said : "Why. he'll
hang as sure as tiled?1. He had been nursI
ing John Turner, and poisoned him to get
possession of his money. He gave Turner
I 'rough on rats' and skipped out. Turner died
the next day after he left."
| CA 1?TAIN' KAMSKL'Ii'S KXCt'RSIOX.
Captain W. H. Ramseur's big excursion to
Charleston, last week, was a huge success in
every particular. The crowd was probably
j the largest ever carried on any one train in
| the up-country. It was made up of people
from Knoxville. Tcnn., and Ashcvillo and
, Marion, X. ('., and from all the stations down
| the Three C's, until the sale of tickets had
. to be stopped because there was room for no
I more passengers.
And with all this crowd there was not a
simrle accident. The best of order prevailed
on the long train of thirteen coaches, and
i everybody was delighted with the whole trip.
Hut they crowded things in Charleston. The
'News and Courier of last Friday describes
1 the situation as follows :
"For eleven hundred people to suddenly
fall into the lap of a city, even of the size ol
Charleston and with all of its accommodntions,
is no small matter. The excursionists,
; soon after leaving the Line street station,
completely paralyzed the hotel men. They
had not anticipated such an onslaught, although
they knew that an excursion from
along the line of the Three ("s road was
coining to the city. There was not a hotel
'clerk in the entire city who had a moment's
rest until about .*> o'clock this morning.
"The Charleston hotel, which was already
pretty well filled, awoke its slumbering
chambermaids and had the rooms that were
I resting for the summer hastily prepared for
guests. Hefore morning about two hundred
(of the visitors had registered at this hotel.
The Osceola, New I'avillion, National and
every other public and private boarding
. house was soon "chock-a-block." There
were many who. either through preference
J or force of circumstances, walked the streets.
Those who could find no hotel accommodations
spent the night on the battery enjoying
the beautiful moonlight and Bleeping on d
benches under the shadow of Jasper. v
Captain Ramseur, we are glad to say, I
pocketed something over $1,000 as the prof- P
its from his enterprise, and he deserved it,
every cent. He has been working up the ^
matter for months, and after getting his big ^
crowd together by the most liberal and in- t
telligent means, faithfully complied with h
every promise he had made as to the safety s,
and comfort of his passengers. But we were fj
sure that he would do this. There are few ^
conductors in this country who better un- j
derstand how to handle a train load of pas- ii
sengers than Captain Ramseur. ?
2
sunday-school conference. t
The opening sermon of the York County a
Methodist Sunday-school conference was n
preached in Trinity M. E. church by Rev. p
J. Walter Daniel, of Chester, last night. I
The sermon was an excellent one, such as F
p
Mr. Daniel always preaches, and was listen- ?
ed to by a full congregation. B
Up to the hour of going to press, (7 o'clock) t
only six delegates are reported in attend- g
ance. They are as follows: I. M. Carothers, t
W. S. Garrison, S. L. Garrison, India Hook ; *
Rev. J. W. Isom, Rock Hill; Rev. J. B. J
Humbert, Blacksburg, and Rev. J. Walter c
Daniel, Chester. The conference will#con- e
vene this morning at 9 o'clock. About 1
twenty other delegates are expected to ar- 1'
rive to-day. |
church'notices. a
Episcopal?Rev. K. S. Nelson, rector, a
Sunday-school at 5 p. m. t
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, D. D., *
pastor. Sunday-school at 5 o'clock p. m.
Union services will be held in the Presby- j
rian church next Sunday evening at 8.30 s
o'clock. a
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J. ^
C. Galloway, pastor. Yorkville?Sundayschool
at 4.30 o'clock p. m.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. G. H. t
Waddell, pastor. Preaching this even- ]
inor at, 8.30 o'clock. Services next Sunday at c
10.30 a. m. Sunday-school at 5 o'clock p. m. ]
Baptist?Rev. Robert G. Patrick, pastor. 1
Yorkville?Prayer-meeting to-morrow even- t
ing at 8.30 o'clock. Sunday-school at 4.30 t
o'clock p. m. Union?Sunday-school at 2 j
o'clock p. m. 1
about people. (
Mrs. J. Ed. Jefferys's condition is un- (
changed. - i
Miss Lizzie Anthony left yesterday for her (
home in Maryland.
Mrs. J. B. Pegram and children are visiting
at Lowrysville. J
Mr. Thomas Hyndman, of Shelby, N. C., j
is visiting relatives in Yorkville. I
Mrs. R. B. Riddle and children, of Zeno, I
are visiting relatives in Yorkville. 1
Miss Laura Parish has returned home ^
from a visit to Lawrenceville, Ga. j
Miss Maggie Moore returned home on last 1
Saturday from Cleveland Springs. <
Rev. J. C. Galloway will leave to-morrow j
on a week's visit to Louisville, Ga.
Geo. W. S. Hart, Esq., is visiting relatives 1
on Wadmalaw island, near Charleston. ;
Mrs. J. J. Hunter, who has been quite ]
sick for the past two weeks is improving. ,
Miss Hallie Thames, of- Charleston, is j
visiting the family of Dr. John May, Sr. i
Mr. Charles R. May, of Bamberg, is on a <
week's visit to his parents in this place.
Miss Georgia Jackson, of Charleston, is in
Yorkville, the guest of Mrs. A. S. Withers, j
Mr. John A. Barron resumed the exercises j
of his school at Bethesda on Monday of last 1
week.
Rev. Thomas E. Gilbert, of West Haven, '
Conn., visited relatives in Yorkville this j
week. i
Mrs. Joseph W. Carroll and daughter, Miss i
Fernie, of Bullock's Creek, are visiting Mr. j
and Mrs. Brooks Inman.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Land, of Mountville, |
Laurens county, S. C., are visiting relatives j
and friends near Yorkville. i
Messrs. Frank McElwee and John Hart ]
returned home last Saturday from the South 1
Carolina Military academy.
Miss Heloise Coward and Master Asbury (
Coward, of Charleston, are in Yorkville, visit- i
ing their sister, Mrs. Paul R. Bratton.
Mr. John Thomasson, son of Mr. M. L.
Thomasson, is seriously sick with fever at 1
the residence of his father, near \ orkville. |
Messrs. W. Brown Wylie, J. B. Pegram, ;
W. H. McCorkle. and J. S. Brice, Esq., returned
home yesterday from a short visit to
Cleveland Springs.
Mr. J. A. Tate left yesterday afternoon for
Anderson for the purpose of attending the
State Teachers' association, which convenes
in that town this afternoon.
Mrs. M. J. Clark was summoned yester'
day morning to the bedside of her mother,
Mrs. M. M. Wilson, who is dangerously ill '
at her home near Begonia, N. C. ;
local laconics.
? The first country watermelons of the
season were brought to town on last Saturday.
? We are requested to announce that there
will be a big Alliance picnic at Ebenezer
next Wednesday, the 29th instant. Hon.
W. J. Talbert, J. R. Jefferysand other speakers
are expected to deliver addresses.
? John Pharr, colored, was convicted be|
fore Trial Justice Blair, of Bullock's Creek
township, last week, of "larceny of a waterj
melon" and sentenced to pay a fine of $5 or
be imprisoned in jail for ten days. He is
now serving his sentence.
? Sam (Jill, Morrison Gwin and Cass
I Thompson, all colored, were lodged in jail j
! last Saturday on a commitment from Trial,
| Justice Blair. They arc charged with gam-1
! hlinor and will await trial at the next term 11
I ^ |
of the sessions court.
j ? Mr. W. H. (Yossley, of Yorkville, brought
a monster hen egg to this office last Friday.
! It weighed three and a quarter ounces and
measures six inches round at the large end.
i The egg was laid by one of Mr. Crossley's 1
line Plymouth Uocks.
j ?The following letter, signed by S. T.
Krandon, Es(j., Scnev, tin., and dated July '
! 17, was received at this office last week : "I J
1 have tried doing without Thk Enqi/irkr for!
j about four weeks aud I find myself not satis- j
lied. So please find enclosed $2.00, for which !
j please renew my subscription at once."
j ? "Old Kit" is dead. She died last Thurs- j
| day and was buried on Friday by her owner, ,
i Mr. Frank E. Smith, with appropriate cereJ
monies. Kit was a mule, and if there ever
was a good mule, it was Kit. Everybody
, knew her, and everybody thought better of
her kind on account of that knowledge. Mr.
I Smith got possession of her in 18(15. She
! was then seven years of age, and consequent-,
j ly at the time of her death was thirty-three.1
She has done more work and made more 1
. money for her owner than is generally laid ,
I against the record of a mule. "Why." says J
- - - . . i. I
! Mr. Smith, "in her time sue lias mane me,
;, over two thousand dollars, and she never I
played out until last spring. Since that i
time she hasn't been doing anything hut eat.!
and I would ffave been glad to have nurse<l!
i her in her old age a good deal longer; hut'
! then it couldn't be that way. Anyhow. I
thought I could not do any less than give!
her a decent burial, and I had her put down '
deep where there was no danger of anything
scratching her up." Faithful old Kit ; if*j
there were green pastures in the promised |
hereafter, the bars would all he down when
you came staggering to the fence.
' ? News and Courier : Fdilie Johnston, a !
young white man 18 years old, living near!
Hidge Spring with his brother T. 1'. Johnston,
was severely bitten by a rabid dog Monday
i afternoon on the hand. After biting some
! dogs in the yard, the mad dog went into the
j piazza of the house among some young folks
assembled, and young Johnston in attempti
ing to kick him out was bitten. The young
man and bis brother went to Charlotte, X.
J C.f for treatment with the mad stone.
MERE-MENTION. er
Another bank failure in Florida last Fri- oj
lay. The First National Bank of Palatka
/ent under with liabilities amounting to pi
200,000. A Birmingham, Conn., dis- th
iatch of last Saturday says that the discov- ai
ry has just been made that not a child has th
een born in the White Hills school district, gi
hat State, in nine years. The population of et
he district is 500, and the youngest child at- th
ending school is nine years old. A 44
otel building was blown down by a windtorm,
at Duluth, Minn., last Friday, and
ive men were killed. So thick was the
lebris that it was three hours before the last
ody was reached. According to R. G.
)unn & Co., business failures occurring durng
the past week number for the United ta
Itates 244; Canada 30; total 274, against pi
47 last week. Atlanta's new prohibi- te
ion paper?The Evening Herald?made its ai
ppearance last Saturday with Sam Small as id
5-A- ? ^Anlf t.ll
nail aging eaiior. ^uu? a ? ?
dace in Forepaugh's circus, at Rock Island, w
11., last Wednesday. There were 6,000 m
leople present, and by some means a lion di
;ot out of its cage. The immense crowd fo
nade a rush for the streets, but fortunately hi
io one was hurt. The lion was caught by w
he keepers before it had an opportunity to
;et away. A lone train robber boarded cl
he Texas Pacific passenger train at Texar- w
:ana, Ark., last Thursday, and at the muzzle b<
if his revolver, made the express agent hand to
ip all the money in his charge. There was b<
mly a small sum of money in the car, how- oi
ver. District Attorney Nicholl, of New th
fork, has made known his intention of se- w
ecting one of the papers which published a
he details of the recent electrocution, and of
aying the case before the grand jury. There re
vill no doubt be considerable competition ni
imong the newspapers for the privilege of
>eing prosecuted in the case. A Tope;a,
Kan., dispatch says that with one ex- ^
;eption?S. M. Cott?all the Farmer's Alliince
lecturers of Kansas have declined to R(
nstruct the people in the principles of the
ub-treasury scheme. They say the people y
ire opposed to it almost unanimously, and ,.
i vote is now being taken in the sub-Alli- '
inces on the question of dropping the scheme a
rom the Alliance platform France has jl1
>rdered wheat in Baltimore so far this year
o the extent of about $5,000,000. Nat .
. Jones, son of U. S. Senator Jas. R. Jones, tj.
>f Arkansas, was shot and perhaps fatally w
vounded at the home of his father at Washngton,
Ark., last Saturday, by a school teach- m
>r named J. F. Shepley. The shooting was y
he result of a row that had taken place up . j
own. E. T. Mason & Co., wool irajorters
of New York, are fighting the McKinley
bill on the ground of unconstituionality.
Nearly all of the saw mills ?
)f East Texas have shut down on account ai
)f overproduction The French governnent
has rescinded its prohibition of Ameri- ,
?an pork. Georgia has sold her first
>ale of new cotton. It was marketed at Al>anv
last Saturday and brought 9} cents a
)ound at auction. vJaraes McCormick, ,
)f Crystal Falls, la., died last Saturday from ?
njuries received in a prize fight the night n
)efore. His antagonist, Wm. Daniels, has
)een arrested 011 the charge of murder. A
jronze statue of Stonewall Jackson was un- ?
veiled at Lexington, Vu., yesterday. The '
sheriff of Fayette county, Tex., has been ar ested
for unlawfully interfering with the
LJnited States mail. The indictment is based
)u the custom of the sheriff to open all letters
and packages passing through his hands to
and from prisoners Nina Van Zandt, who
t will be remembered, a few years ago, married
by proxy, August Spies, the head and .
front of the anarchist massacre of Hay market
Square, Chicago, was wedded last Thure- gj
lay to Malato Stephano, a.young Italian
ournalist. Thomas Crystal, the oldest .
man in Ohio, died at Ironton last Satur- p
lay, aged 111 years. Five men took tj
refuge from a stoim in a gin house in the g
Hopewell section of Mecklenburg county,
N. C., last Saturday. Lightning struck the
building, killed one instantly and fatally injured
two others. One of the injured men
was Mr. Neal Sample. An unknown j]
white man was found in the woods near t]
Birmingham, Ala., last Sunday, hanging by j
the neck to a tree. He had been there so
long that decomposition had set in. It ^
is reported that Senator Quay is to resign $
the chairmanship of the Republican Nation- ^
al Executive committee. The total visible
supply of cotton for the world is 2,092,- jf
842 bales, of which 1,577,842 are American, q
against 1,389,007 and 791,607 respectively n
last year. Thomas Bocock, ex-speaker in ^
the Confederate congress, is seriously ill at his p
home in Appomattox county, Ya. He has c
been an invalid for several years. Accord- a
ing to the weekly statement issued last Saturday,
the New York banks now hold a re- g
nerve of $18,489,675 in excess of the require- j.
meats of the 25 per cent, rule required by a
taw. A United Press dispatch of last a
Monday says that Ex-President Cleveland u
has promised Governor Campbell to make j,
iix speeches in Ohio. One will be made in s;
Dayton, one in Cincinnati, but the other sj
four are not decidted as yet.
LETTER FROM SHARON. "
The Half was not Told?Poor Outlook for Bot- j
torn Corn?Other Matters. r
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. gi
Sharon, July 20.?After reading the ac- s
count of the rain contained in my last letter, ii
a gentleman from Blairsville, who has property
at this place, came over to look after his .
pasture fence. The fence is of wire, arid he "
did not know but what it might have been ^
washed away with the other debris. Upon ^
a thorough examination of the destruction
that was wrought by the water, he is of the
opinion that I did not tell half the story.
Most of the corn on botton lands, especially
on the larger creeks, is a total failure. ^
Instead of corn, the bottom lands are covered
with Means grass almost as high as a
man can reach. This, of course, would have jj
made valuable roughness if it could have
been cut at the proper time, but owing to the ^
push of farm work this was out of the ques- j.
tion, and it is too late now. It has gone to j
seed and to cut it and feed it would cause j
endless trouble. ^
Notwithstanding the gloomy outlook, .
our little town has picked itself up, shaken ^
out a few more wrinkles, and is engaged in ^
a lively dance on the way to progress.
Mr. C. W. Fuller has sold his interest in ^
the wagon shop to Mr. John A. Graves, and ^
the business will be continued by Messrs.
Graves & Garvin. *,
Another store has been opened here with
Messrs. Ellie Russell and Sam Brown in j,
.a,.,,?i ?tiii other business schemes are v
on the road to maturity. 2
I have heard of only one person coming .
to this place to take in the excursion to
Charleston last week. But from the fact
that the cars were already crowded and the
train did not stop, he concluded not to go. ..
Mrs. Steele and children, and Miss Sallie j.
Adams, ofC'harlotte, are visiting their sisters,; .j
Mrs. Jno. Boss and Mrs. John Byers.
I learn that I)r. Edwards is unahle to he i j
here as soon as was expected. j'
Farm work is nearly all done. J. j JJ
THE UNION PICNIC.
ii
One of the Participants Describes the Pleasnros
ol' the Occasion. j n
For the York v I lie Kiuiulrer. fl
Last Saturday dawned dark and gloomy. N
The sky was overcast with hlaek, heavy ?
clouds. Heavy rains had fallen during the p
night and indicationspointed to a continu-ja
anec of rainy weatfler. Very naturally I il
expected the picnic at 1'nion to he a failure, j t<
However, later-in the day the clouds partly j e
cleared away, revealing the beauteous ''silver i a
lining," and I set out at once for the picnic- j
Arriving on the ground, I found a large p
crowd already assembled in the beautiful1 o
grove which surrounded the church.
I observed that all classes were represent- 1<
ed. Several old, grey-haired fathers, con-1 }
neeting links between the past and present,, f<
whose nearly four score years have brought 1
them almost to the verge of the dark river j r
' " " ? > i.,.c <1,,, 1
beyond widen me "goiucn mmiv.-> u. ....
Celestial river ever shine, gave dignity to the v
occasion hv their venerable presence. There i u
were present quite a number of small boys, j s
onr embryo men of the future, whose happy i
faces reminded us of the half sad lines? j e
"How soon the bliss of boyhood fades, ?>
And manhood's cares oppress the soul." i /
The middle aged of both sexes were out 11
in large numbers, and their presence and t
hearty interest and co-operation contributed,
in a large measure to the success of the oc- j r
casion. Last, but not least, the young peo- a
pie, the beaux and belles?the "beauty and a
chivalry"?of the surrounding country, sup- c
plementcd by several representatives from il
the neighboring towns of Yorkville and I ii
Clover, were present in plentiful numbers, t
And if these were not happy, in the full i fi
sense of the term, physiognomy is not a sei
ice, but a fraud, and your correspondent's
)tical organs are sadly defective.
The Allison Creek Cornet band was " -j
oraptly on the ground, and at intervals . .W
iroughout the day delighted and thrilled the ^
idience with the .fweetest of music. And
lis, too, was the first public entertainment
ven by the band. As we listened to the
ichanting music we realized the truth of
le words: . J
The man that hath no music in himself
Nor is not moved with concord of dweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, strateeems and spoils; '
The motions of bis spirit are as dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted." 9
Yes, watch such a man; he'll bear it.
The hour for dinner arrived. The long
,ble was soon covered over with the choicest
? lioi ow>r delighted the eye, or
"UVIBIUIIO IUHV u.v. D
rapted the appetite of a hungry mortal,
id the sight was well calculated to refute the
ea that anybody's "lien's out," according to
le legend painted on a country wagon that
as driven through the grounds, and made ?
uch fun for the crowd. All drew near and
d ample justice to the dinner, fully oneurth
of which was left after everybody
id enough?and more. Ice cold lemonade
as served in the grove.
To sum up briefly, the picnic at Union
lurch was in every way a success. There
as no intoxication, no rudeness, no rough or
>isterous language, but everybody seemed
i be on their good hehavior and in the very
st of humor. Nothing occurred throughit
the day to mar in the slightest degree
ie pleasure of the occasion, and everyone
ent home happy, feeling that they had had
good time. I think I voice the sentiment *
the crowd when I meekly venture the
mark, I'd like to attend another such picc
under similar circumstances, w. 8. G.
YORK COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
h Recent Pleasant and Profitable Meeting '
at Port Mill.
jported by the Secretary.
The regular quarterly meeting of the
ork County Medical aud Surgical associaon
was held in the splendid Masonic hall
i Fort Mill, on Tuesday of last week. Our
esident, Dr. J. F. Lindsay, being absent,
ie meeting was called to order by Dr. Thos.
. Crawford, first vice president. The call
* the roll showed a full quorum present and
te reading of the minutes was dispensed
ith.
The names of Drs. T: S. Kirkpatrick and
. 8. Bratton were proposed for membership,
hey were unanimously elected members of
ie association.
Dr. W. G. White, one of the committee on
ie investigation of Dr. Koch's treatment,
ive in a report that showed much thought
[id reading on the subject.
Through the kindness of Dr. J. E. Masse}*,
ie members were afforded the opportunity
F seeing a very interesting case of abdomio-intcstinal
fistula, and a report cf the same
as given to the association.
Dfs. Crawford* and White reportea cases
F typhoid fever with complications, which
rought out considerable discussion by the
lembers, proving of benefit to all.
A communication from the Inter-Contiental
American Medical congress, was
anded in by a member of the auxiliary
)mmittee for the medical profession ofYork
junty. The communication was received
i information.
Dr. Joseph H. Saye tendered the hospital-,
y of Sharon to the association for its next
leeting. The invitation was accepted,
nd there being no further business, the
leeting adjourned until the 2nd Tuesday
i October.
The comfort and pleasure of the memberlip
of the association was taken in hand by
le local members, joined in with that of the
itizeifc of our go-ahead, thriving sister town,
ort Mill, with that quiet, easy hospitality
iat made us feel and believe "The Old
outh" is not dead yet.
R. Andral Bratton, Secretary.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
? Sixty-four carloads of watermelons passed
hrough Columbia last Saturday en route for
be North. They were all shipped from
teaufort county. .
? Honorable Samuel Y. Tupper, ex-presient
of the Charleston chamber of commerce,
ied at his home in Charleston last Saturay
morning after a protracted illness.
? It is currently reported that Columbia *
i to have still another daily newspaper,
rovernor Tillman is said to be the prime
lover in the enterprise, and the object of
be paper will be to show and uphold the
rinciples upon which his administration
ame into office. Its publication will probbly
be commenced at an early day.
? An Edgefield special to the Columbia
tate, dated last Saturday, says : Everett
look, a young man about .nineteen years of
ge, a son of Mr. J. Hook, fell on a circular
aw this morning at his father's sawmill, two
liles from town, and was literally cut in
wo?one portion of the body falling on one
ideof the saw and the other on the opposite
ide. Death was almost instantaneous.
? Newberry County Alliance held its annual
leeting last Friday and passed a resolution
nanimously adopting the Ocala platform,
* * 1 n
nd "particularly the suu-ireasury scneiuu.
t is also said that a resolution was adopted
equesting Liberty Hall sub-Alliance to remind
its recently adopted resolution pledging
upport to the Democratic party and endorslg
Governor Tillman's views on the subreasury
scheme.
? A riot took place among negro baseballits,
at Cheraw, last Thursday. A number
f negroes came down from Wadesboro, N.
to play the Cheraw club. Before proeeedjg
very far into the game, the Wadesboro
egroes, who were being badly worsted,
barged that they were not being treated
lir and quit playing. A quarrel ensued,
nd later resulted.in a fight in which brass
nucks, boards, brickbats, baseball bats, etc.,
fere used freely. No one was killed, but
uite a number on both sides were badly
eaten up.
? An Edgefield special to The News and
'ourier of last Saturday, says: "Senator
lutler has received a challenge from Presient
Stokes, of the Alliance, to meet him at
'rosperity, on the 29th instant, the day of#
he Alliance picnic at that place, and enter
lto a joint discussion of the sub-treasury
ill. The challenge has been accepted,
'lie senator, as I believe, is generally known
s strong in his opposition to the measure,.
ut says that it is proper that the bill should
e discussed freely and fully before the peole,
and he is ready to meet any of its advoates
in debate upon the subject."
? The trustees of the Columbia canal, on
ist Wednesday, sold that property to G. R.
V'allace, the representative of a syndicate of
loston capitalists. By the terms of theconract,
the syndicate guarantees the payment
f the interest and principal on the $200,000
f bonds now outstanding as the same beomcs
due, and in addition agrees to pay
GO,000 in cash, in four equal payments, the
rst installment to be paid on approval of
he titles. The city reserves to itself ceruin
rights and franchises, and the purchasers
do not bind themselves to make any imrovements,
except such as they may deem
ractieablc and profitable.
Can Takk CahkofHimself.?Last week,
1 connection with the statement that Anchor
C. S. Johnson, of Beaufort county, had
ot as yet drawn any portion of his salary
rom the State, the idea was suggested that
Ir. Johnson needed a guardian. But it
reins that lie does not. 11c lias sent the
romiscd wine to the comptroller, and from
placard that was wrapped about the liottle,
: seems that the auditor is abundantly able
o take care of himself. The placard was
vidently struck for use around his vineyard
nd is as follows:
"Hands oil"! On and after this* date no
erson will he allowed to visit my farm witliut
a written invitation signed by myself.
Co fruit to give away. Cash, or its eqtiiva jut,
will be. required for all fruit disposed of.
Cone gathered except by myself, and none
jr sale at the farm at any price.
".The above regulations are made nceessay:
"First?By the persistent efforts of those
dio refuse to regard fruit as property, but
nliesit:itinirlv MDiironriate to their own
elfish purpose the labor and toil of years.
' Second?The impossibility of the propritor
getting his pants on in time after the
rrival by a raid during the warm season.
Lnnoyanees under this head have caused me
audi improper language and serious relleeions.
"Third?A desire to evangelize the human
ace. These rules will be strictly enforced
ml fraudulent affection, bogus friendship,
nd other transparencies vanishing with the
lose of the fruit season, will secure no privileges.
and the same is hereby abolished, as
aiaginary verbal invitations. All violaions
settled in court. Keinomher what heel
1 Adam and Eve. S. Johnson.
"Heaufort, S. June 1, 1870."

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