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? The executive committee of the national
celebration of Columbus day, October 21,
has addressed a letter to clergymen throughout
America, suggesting that October 16,
the Sunday preceding Columbus day, be observed
as "Columbian Sunday," and that the
sermons of that day give special emphasis
to the educational idea which has, with such
wisdom, been made the centre of all local
? A dispatch from Goldsboro, N. C., says:
"Dr. Exum, the Third party nominnee for
governor, has confided to a most intimate
friend that his party has perfected arrangements
with the national Republican headquarters,
so that if the prospect of Harrison's
election is favorable on November 8 th, the
entire Third party vote will be thrown into
Republican hands. Republicans, in return,
have pledged themselves to give their entire
vote to Weaver, if Harrison's chances of
election look doubtful that day. This bargain,
Exum says, was made to beat Cleveland
at all hazards, and expressly to break
the solid South.
? Americans in Europe are making every
effort to get home again as soon as possible
on account of cnoiera. maeea, mere is a
regular stampede at all the foreign ports toward
the American bound steamers. A cablegram
of Sunday says that scores of people
are paying first class fares for second class
passage, and a great many wealthy people,
who would not under any other circumstances
think of such a thing, are even accepting
berths in the steerage. Half a dozen
people boarded the Alaska at Liverpool on
on Sunday without tickets, in the hope that
vessel would sail before their presence could
be discovered. If tiiey could only get away
from Liverpool, they would be willing to
pay any price that might be asked for their
passage across. They were all discovered,
however, and put ashore before the vessel
started. t?
Julian S. Carr, a Democratic leader who
is stumping North Carolina, confidently as
8erts that the State is safe for Mr. Cleveland,
according to a house-to-house canvass which
has just been completed. "Sixty days ago,"
he says, "the campaign looked very dark
for the Democratic party in North Carolina.
But then came the death of Polk, and that
was a great blow to the Third party of the
State. If left them without a leader. He
was an honorable man, one in whom his followers
had every confidence^ The fact that
he died poor, with his opportunities for
making money, is one of the best things that
can be said of him. She second, blow was
the nomination of Weaver, which was far
from a strong one, and brought many backalidars
home to the Democratic fold. The
last straw, though, was the State ticket of
the Third party, which carries several Republican
? "I do not see a single break now in the
horizon. Everything is working together
for Democratic success," said Congressman
W. Bourke Cockran when he called at the
Democratic national headquarters in New
York on Friday afternoon. When asked
what he thought of the situation in New
York State, Mr. Cockran expressed the greatest
confidence in the result. "Why," said he,
"I am firm in the opinion that the State of
New York is safer for Cleveland and Stevenson
than any other of the seriously contested
States." Asked as to his plans for
the campaign, the Tammany orator said :
"I am going to speak in Indiana and then
work my way back to this State, making as
many addresses as I can in the time at my
disposal, or rather at the disposal of the national
committee, under whose orders I have !
been glad to place myself in the service of1
the Democratic cause."
? Cholera, says an authority on the sub-;
ient. is essentiallv different from other con- j
r y ? ?
tagious diseases in that infection is possible
only when the disease germ is communi- i
cated to the stomach of the person exposed. I
I have had a child suffering from Asiatic
cholera in my arms and ran no risk, inasmuch
as I took proper precautions. The
mere presence of an infected person in a
community does not directly endanger those
in the vicinity.* If the disease germ does
not somehow or other find its way to the
stomach, they run no risk. The trouble is
there are so many ways in which the germ
may be taken into the stomach. It may
find its way there by means of polluted
water or food. A person may touch his
hand to some infected object and unwittingly
convey the germ to his stomach when
. eating. There are various other ways of
producing infection, and only the greatest
care and thoughtfulness on the part of those
exposed can place them beyond the reach,
of danger.
? A company has been chartered under
the laws of New Mexico, having for its object
the construction of an immense dam across
the Rio Grande river, so as to use its waters
Trvw immtinn knih in t.hp United States and
Mexico. William Hamilton, of New York,
is at the head of the project, and the company
is incorporated with a capital of $10,000,000.
The dam will be built about five
miles above El Paso, in Mountain Gateway.
It will be 560 long, of solid masonry from
cliff to cliff, resting on a solid limestone formation,
and will be 70 feet wide. There
will be two double iron gates on the Texas
side of the canyon, and two precisely the
same size and pattern on the Mexican side.
From these gates two canals will be cut
through the rock, following the bluff on the
Mexican side, capable of carrying a volume
of water twenty feet wide and ten feet deep.
The dam will create an inland lake twentyfive
miles long, and five miles wide with an
average depth of twenty-five feet.
? Not a little progress has been made, it
appears, with the work undertaken three
years ago of erectipg at Luray, Va., a bronze
statue in honor of the Confederate soldier?
the private soldier as distinguished from the
officer of high rank. At the inception of the
enterprise the sum required to complete it
was estimated at $5,000. Of this sum something
over $3,500 has been raised, thanks to
the industry of Mr. Herbert Barbee, the
sculptor at Luray, who had given much of
his time to the collection of the necessary
funds. Mr. Barbee has completed the model
of a colossal statue, and it is ready to be put
in bronze as soon as the necessary money is
provided. The statue, which represents a
private soldier, with gun in hand, scanning
the front, ready to shoot, is to be placed on
a pedestal of granite fifteen feet high. LuTrraa
tUa anorta nf mnnV fVimhfltS durinff
the civil war, and no place in the Valley is
more worthy to be the site of a monument
to the Confederate private.
? Dr. C. P. Strinfield, of Chicago, says that
the best preventive of cholera is "sulphuric
acid lemonade." Cholera, he says, is caused
by a germ which must have an alkaline
medium to develop in. Therefore, if one
acidify his system, the cholera cannot thrive
in it. To make the drink, ten or fifteen drops
of sulphuric acid are added to a quart of
boiled water, which may be sweetened and
iced to one's taste. This should be drank
instead of water, and is harmless when properly
diluted. This acid has been employed
with great advantage in epidemics of cholera
by Dr. Curtis in the Philadelphia alms-:
house insane department. A very serious!
epidemic ceased in twelve hours after the;
inmates were all put upon the free use of
sulphuric acid lemonade. The only new j
case after this was that of a man who refused '
to ise the prophylactic. Two days after!
the use of sulphuric acid was stopped, two
new cases occurred, and the epidemic was
again arrested by the use of sulphuric
acid. In the surgical wards the acid was
used from the beginning of the epidemic,
and in these wards, although in no way isolated,
the disease failed to make an appearance.
? Speaker Crisp is making a campaign
against the Third party in his district in
Georgia, and among other things is discussing
the tariff, to the door of which he lays
the greater portion of the ills from which the
agriculturists of the South are suffering.
"Suppose," he says, "a farmer takes 100
bales of cotton to Liverpool and sells it to a
Liverpool merchant for goods, getting 10
cents a pound for his cotton. He gets $5,000
worth of goods, and when he brings them to
Savannah, a custom officer makes him pay
50 per cent, duty or $2,500 additional. The
Republicans say that the Liverpool merchant
pays the duty, but he does not. You
pay it, and half of your profit every year is
taken up in that way. You may say that
you do not buy foreign goods. Suppose
you don't. This tax on foreign goods is to
protect the manufacturer here, and if you
buy your goods at home you pay the tax all
the same. The only difference is that it
goes into the pocket of the home manufacturer
instead of into the coffers of the government.
In this way the people of Geor
gia pay $10,800,000 every year?more thai
ten dollars for each man, woman and child?
and instead of it being strange that you hav<
no more money, after this thing has beei
going on for so many years, it is a wonde
that you have any money at all."
?he IfarimUe (?ttquim
? Chairman Irby has issued an official cal
for the assembling of the September conven
tion to nominate candidates for the State of
ficers and presidential electors, and to traus
act other business that may come up. Thi
onnvonfinn will n?spmhle in Columbia 01
Wednesday, the 21st instant, at 12 o'clock m
? The official returns of the recent prima
ry election will be found in tabulated forn
on the fourth page of this issue. We hav<
also printed a number of copies on separati
sheets. These will be furnished to non-sub
scribers at five cents each. Any subscribe:
can get a copy gratis by applying at Thi
Enquirer office or sending one cent for pos
tage. ^
? Joseph Etuainiz, a Russian recently ar
rived in New York, was reported on Friday
as suffering from an attack of Asiatic chole
ra. Attending physicians, however, discov
ered?that if the disease was cholera at all, it
nature partook more of the variety that af
flicts hogs. Poor Joseph was one of the hal
starved famine sufferers, and took the firs
opportunity that was presented on his arri
val in this country to fill up his stomach. A
one meal he ate two pounds of corned beel
a small mountain of cabbage and two water
melons. Of course he was sick, but it wa
not cholera. Strange to relate, he has recov
? There has been some talk of Judge S
W. Melton entering the field as a Republicai
candidate for governor. It will be remem
bered that Judge Melton was requested bj
parties in Greenville some time ago to mak<
the race, and the settlement of the issues a
stake in the Democratic primary has revive<
ihe subject. On the authority of his son, i
:s stated that Judge Melton will not be a can
didate even if the Republican nominatioi
should be tendered him, and those who knov
the judge believe the story. They think h<
has too much sound sense to permit, the us<
of his name in sueh a hopeless cause. How
ever, there is no telliug what may turn uj
? It may not be Melton, but we think it if
quite likely that the Republicans will sooi
nominate a candidate for governor. We cer
tainly hope they will. The Democrats o
this State have been divided long enough
and it is high time that they were getting to
gether again. After all this strife, we knov
of nothing that is better calculated to agait
cement the bonds of union than the opportu
nity to give the Republicans a sound trounc
ing. Yes, we hope the Republicans will pu
* .1 * ?1 A It
up tne very strongest nonet mey tau ?uiap<
together, and the stronger the better. A1
that is the matter with the Democratic parti
now, is that it is spoiling for a good fight
and it is necessary to its health that it shouh
have it.
? In South Carolina, according the censu
of 1890, there are 102,567 white voters, an<
89,207 of them are pledged to abide the re
suit of the recent primary election. Thi
leaves 15,360 at liberty to vote .an they ma:
see fit in the general election. Of these 15,
360, probably half are Republicans, one-fourtl
are paupers and cripples, and the remainde
Third partyites, or individuals who do no
to vote at all. No doubt a crreat mam
of them are people who would not vote ii
the primary for fear of the result. However
no matter what may be the motives of .thi
unpledged voters, their number is not grea
enough to afford any uneasiness whatever a
to their action in the general election. Bu
notwithstanding this, Mr. Bowden, of Thi
Cotton Plant, has commenced to talk of nom
inating Third party electors. Bowden, it i
said, did not vote in the primary, in orde
that he might remain free to vote as he pleas
ed in the general election. That is all rigli
so far as Bowden is concerned, but isn't i
just as dishonorable for him to think of ask
ing others to violate their oaths in supportinj
the Third party as it would have been t<
have voted in primary and then violated hi
oath himself?
? According to the cable reports, choleri
is now raging, with few exceptions, in all thi
large cities of Europe, as well as in many o
the rural districts. The most distressing ad
vices, however, come from Hamburg, thi
great seaport at the mouth of the river Elbe
At that place there is said to be no questioi
of the fact that the epidemic is the wors
ever known. The people are dying liki
sheep with the rot, and the living are scarce
ly able to dispose of the dead. Indeed, sucl
a thing as a decent burial with the usual fun
eral service has already been dispensed with
The victims are laid in large trenches by thi
hundreds and covered with quick lime t<
burn them up. In many parts of the cit;
the shops of grocers, bakers and butcher
have been closed by the police, the owner
and their salesmen having been strickei
down while attending to business. Grea
indignation prevails against the authoritie
owing to the enforcement of red tape regula
lations requiring that no corpse be burie(
until fully identified as to name, age and thi
cause of death. These particulars often causi
riolnva nnrt t.h? festerinir comses are thi
worst possible mediums for the spread of tin
disease. The city has a population of nearly
half a million souls, and all who can ge
away are fleeing to the country for safety
This, of course, spreads the disease.
New York city is stirred from centre t(
circumference in anticipation of a possible, i
not probable, cholera epidemic that may b<
expected to break out at any moment. On<
of the greatest seaports of the world, anc
daily receiving ships from all foreign coun
tries, including the various ports at whicl
the cholera is now raging, the health otlicer
in New Y'ork have been looking for the ap
pearance of cholera for weeks. From the out
set the situation has been regarded as verj
grave. Indeed, the authorities have realizei
that if the plague was to be avoided at all
it was only to be done by the utmost vigi
lance on the part of every human agencj
that could be brought to bear in that direc
tion. And even with all this, entire immuni
ty could not he depended upon as by an>
means certain.
Notwithstanding all precautions that hat
been taken, an incident occurred on Tuesday
of last week that came near scattering tin
disease broadcast throughout the city. (>i
Tuesday night the steamship Moravia, fron
Hamburg, with .'558 emigrants aboard, steam
ed past Sandy Hook, through a fleet of an
cnoreu steamers, rigni uj> iu wmim vigu
miles of the harbor.
Next morning, about 10 o'clock, when tin
health officers made their usual rounds, the\
discovered that this Hamburg steamer ua.?
infested with cholera. It had left Haniburj
on August 18, and during tiie passage of thir
teen days, twenty children aud two adult:
i had died of the terrible disease. The ship's
- doctor said "cholerine," but I)r. Jenkins, the
s chief health officer of the quarantine station,
1 said "Asiatic cholera."
The Moravia was immediately ordered out
. of the harbor, and steaming over to the vicinity
of Coney island, she hoisted the yellow
> flag at her bow, indicating contagious disease
aboard, and anchored. The vessel is still
lying at the same spot, and passing steamers
give her as wide a berth as possible.
There were a number of bathers in the
surf at Coney island when the Moravia
hoisted her yellow flag. They were highly
indignant, too, that the ship should be sent
so near to that popular bathing place. After
the Moravia had anchored, the quarantine
officials put rities in tne nanus 01 me crew,
and instructed them to shoot any individual
who might attempt to approach the ship
without proper authority.
There have been no deaths on the Moravia
j since its arrival, but this fact does not indicate
any diminution whatever of the danger
_ from cholera. Not less than twenty ships
. from infected ports were expected to arrive
e during the week. Several cases of cholera
1 have been reported in various parts of New
York city during the past few days, but so
far each of the reports has proved to be false.
i ?The News and Courier of Monday pube
lished six pages devoted to a review of the
g business af Charleston for the year ending
. September 1, 1892. The review is most comr
plete and elaborate. It shows that during
s the past year, notwithstanding the wide.
spread financial depression, the old "City by
the Sea" transacted business amounting to
more than $83,000,000, and now has brighter
prospects in the future than she has ever
f' had before. The showing is remarkably
comprehensive, and a careful study of it will
give even Charlestonians a better idea of the
f conditions and possibilities of their city.
And now that The News and Courier has
^ done its part, the business men of Charles1
ton should do theirs. Such a paper sent out
only to subscribers is an absolute waste of
^ time and money. The subscribers may see
' what Charleston is doing every day, and for
them there is no need for a big review. But
8 if the best results 9tc to be secured, thousands
of copies of the paper should be sent
out everywhere. Let the business man do
this, and they will not only give the city the
j best advertisement that it has ever had, but
will encourage their splendid newspaper to
. still greater achievements.
r _
' The returns from the prohibition boxes
over the State have come in as follows:
For. Against.
Abbeville, 2,148 444
Aiken 1,280 971
Anderson, 2,300 1,037
Barnwell, 1,790 1,023
Berkeley, 472 476
Charleston, 284 3,934
Chester, 1,083 312
Chesterfield, 683 798
Clarendon, 793 494
Colleton, 1,418 1,010
Darlington, 1,369 643
Edgefield, 1,879 1,363
Fairfield, 998 331
Florence. 940 843
Greenville, l,.r>00 700
Horry, 770 1,110
Kershaw, 676 484
Lancaster, 1,340 318
Laurens, 1,7:15 279
Lexington, 1,108 ? 1,029
Marion, 921 1,119
Marlboro, 1,200 200
Newberry, 1,162 798
Oconee, 973 798
Orangeburg, 1,970 1,020
Pickens, 863 647
Richland, 631 1,223
oo- 1 1141
Spartanburg, z,?>w
t Sumter, 1,200 725
. Union, 800 000
" Williamsburg, 739 1,055
1 Yoik, 1,858 878
r The above includes all the counties in the
State but two?Beaufort and Georgetown?
j and they can be easily estimated. Including
the estimated vote of these two counties,
the total vote cast on the prohibition quess
tion foots up 72,246, out of a total of 87,462
* votes cast in the primary. The vote for prohibition
is 35,932, and against prohibition,
s 26,352, giving the prohibitionists a majority
V of 9,590.
It will be seen that only six counties in1
structed their representatives against pror
hibition, and unless the representatives go
* back on their instructions, the days of the
V whisky traffic in this State are practically
1 numbered.
t Tillman, 51,547; Sheppard, 31,869. Ma3
jority for Tillman, 19,678. This, so far as
t heard from, is the result of the Democratic
e primary election held in this State on Tues
day of last week. The result of the elccs
tion has not yet been officially declared, but
r it is not likely that there will be any mate
rial changes in the figures printed by the
t Columbia Register on last Saturday mornt
ing. They "iare as follows : '
! i isJi i
I S =Z U
COUNTIES. ; u> S o r 0 o
s 1 Si => ; ?> . "?
, e, ? ! ~ 2f
a H I t. ! *
Abbeville 2,072; 1,101| ~ 971
o. Aiken..... i ? MI# ### 831
Anderson, ; 12 8,091 1,356, 1,705
e tornwell, 12 2,142 b031 1-111
f Beaufort,. 10 208 825, *117
Berkeley. 11 100. 5,8
Charleston, W {.075 3,208 *2,133
('licKtcr H 1.138 (m7I 501
e Chesterfield, 0 1,000 416 644
ClRrciidoii 8 l.Olxi iKL 5<?
Ccrtleton,...'......... 10 1,81# 1,158 658
Darlington 8 1,378 1,021 350
11 Edgefield,... 12 2,634 1,141! 1,498
t Fairfield, 8 8ttB 083 IKi
Florence . 8 1.21)1 fCflul o78
e (ieorgetoVviV;...:.. 6 196 861 *165
Greenville, 12 2,9:15 1,818 1,087
- Hampton,::. ? .? fg Jg
l Horrv ^ Hul i<>
Kershaw';::: ? | 1.2" ;?0 m
laincastcr, 8 ; 1,092 887 1,80a
Laurens, 8 1,<03 8ol 91Lexington
6 1 ,U7fJ On 1,296
Muru.h, ...'.v.;':::.::: ?11,821 352 m
e Marlborough, 8 1,819 587 ,82
Newberrrv. H 1.190 83L ?>>8
3 ownw. ? >!?? \m i??
y Orangeburg, 12 2,;5?f>l 900 1,??5
Pickens 6 1,308 ;?92 ,11
S Richland...... 10 , 874 1,817 *443
Kuartanburg, 14 3,09o 2,618 1,6,7
# Huinter, 12 1,261 1,843 *82
t Union, 8 j 1,1.?8 551 90,
Williamsburg, 8 1,280 .*.0 ,.80
t York, 10 j 2,1.51 1,204 949
S i 1
Majority for Sheppard. Tillman majorities
1 not marked.
a The vote for congress in this district is as
J Hemphill. Strait.
2 Chester, 1,110 785
, Ch'esterlield, 7iH 1,080
Kershaw, 1,0*?1 <503
t Lancaster, Ml 1.3M
Spartanburg, 45-1
* Union, .
York, I,?iS8 l,ilit
5,798 5,857
Ti,n nkmta firrnroc hovo not vet. received
) the confirmation of an official canvass. It
f is understood that Strait has carried the I
i two townships in Union by 200 majority, j
j and if that is correct, his majority in the |
J district is 257. Hemphill, it is said, intend-;
ed to appear before the State Executive
" committee last night with a protest against
i six boxes in Chester county. He alleges
s that the managers enrolled new voters on !
. the day of the election, and kept the polls!
open until 0 o'clock, when the rules required !
that they be closed at 4. As to the result
' of the protest, or even whether it was en- j
1 tered, we have not been able to ascertain.
"! The vote for solicitor of the Fifth judicial |
' \ circuit was as follows :
- j McDonald, llenry. Ituchanaii. Hough. I
.York, 1,311 !Mi7 (174 552 j
i Lancaster, 521 71 US 1.3GS i
H Chester 57(1 *4<i 353 115
, Fairfield, 714 2-Ki 45!# 40
1 ! .1,122 2,000 1,5H4 2,075 j
; j According to this statement, which is sus-1
r. | ceptible of change only by the official cauj
j vass of the returns by the State Executive I
committee in Columbia last night, Hough
1 beats Henry by a plurality of 15 votes, and
" i is in the second race with McDonald.
? ?
'j ?The health officials at Charleston con- j
I tinue to take every precaution to prevent
j the entrance of cholera into that port. There'
, j being no passenger traffic from foreign ports,'
. the danger is not considered very great; but!
,; still there is a possibility of the disease being I
brought there by freight vessels, and new.
, arrivals are being watched with all the care
> j that circumstances seem to require.
T. Gib Culp?For County Commissioner.
Elijah Ross Sapoch?For County Commissioner.
M. J. Hough?For Solicitor.
James Cansler?For School Commissioner.
W. E. Adams, Jr., Clover, S. C.?Executor's
W. L. Roddey, Rock Hill, S. C.?Land.
W. B. Moore & Co.?Coffins and Caskets.
Lowry <fc Starr?We Will Save You Money.
T. M. Dobson, Manager?Towels at f> cents.
The first bale of new cotton for this season
was brought to Yorkville last Friday by Mr.
That! L. Carroll, who lives three miles east
of town, and sold to Messrs. Riddle & Carroll.
The bale weighed 527 pounds, graded
strict middling, and brought 7} cents; 1J
cents above the regular market. The first
bale last year was sold on September 10,
eight days later than this year, and brought
8$ a pound.
Last Monday, salesday for September, was
rather dull. There were a few horse-traders
in town, a few candidates who are in for the
second race, and also two or three of the recent
nominees elect. The day, however, was
dull and uneventful. There was only one
legal sale by the clerk as follows: At the
suit of W. L. Roddey against Mary L. Roach ;
foreclosure. One house and lot in the town
of Rock Hill. Bought by American Surety
company of New York for $1,000.
Mr. R. T. Riggins, of Blairsville, is one of
the Administration electors, chosen in the
recent primary to represent York county in
the September convention. He is learners1
movement man from principle, and is
disposed to do the fair thing. "I tell you
what I am in favor of," said Mr. Riggins on
Monday. "The State convention will nominate
nine Cleveland and Stevenson electors.
Of course it is a matter of little concern who
they are, so they are good reliable Democrats;
but I am in favor of nominating five
Farmers' movement men and four Conservatives.
It strikes me that this will be fair
and both factions should be satisfied with
the arrangement. I do not know that
this arrangement can be brought about, but
I intend to do all I can toward it."
Here is some bad news. At least that is
the way that hundreds of our readers will
look at it. Rev. R. G. Patrick, for the past
four years pastor of the Yorkville and Union
Baptist churches, has resigned. The resignation
was tendered last Sunday night, and has
been accepted, it is unnecessary to say, because
the congregation could do nothing else.
Mr. Patrick, during his residence in Yorkville,
has endeared himself to all our people,
and it will be a matter of the deepest regret
to give him up. The only surprise, however,
is that his congregation has been able
tn iropn him ns Innc ns it has. He has been
receiving on an average of four calls a year,
and each one was accompanied with the
most flattering offers. He will go to Maysville,
Kentucky. Mr. Patrick's resignation
was tendered to take effect on October 1,
and he expects to leave for his new field
about the middle of next month.
Dr. John \Y\ Corbett, of Camden, is in
Miss Mary Grier, of Charlotte, is vistiting
Mrs. B. N. Moore.
Judge Witherspoon convened court at
Chesterfield last Monday.
Mrs. Jacob S. Muller, of Columbia, is visiting
Mrs. T. R. English.
Mrs. Albert Hammond, of Baltimore, will
spend the winter in Yorkville.
Miss Ella Jefferys and Miss Maude Parish
are visiting at Spartanburg.
Miss Norma Strauss left last Thursday on
an extended Northern trip.
Miss Edith Wallace leaves for the female
seminary at Staunton, Va., today.
Miss Fay Griffith leaves this week for
Davenport college, Lenoir.
Mr. Charles Wells, of Charleston, is visiting
the family,of Mr. W. A. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Gaillard, and Miss
Susie Gaillard, of Charleston, are in Yorkville,
the guests of Mrs. W. E. Erwin.
Mr. J. A. Watson left yesterday to accom
LI- "tTlnn A + a tlin A nrnna
puny ins uuugmei', miss -nuiiiv, iu tuv iiguvs
Scott institute, at Decatur, Ga.
Now that York county has voted for prohibition,
the question arises what does it
mean ? What are the representatives instructed
for, and how far does their instructions
go ? We have not been able to find any
one who can answer the question satisfactorily.
Of course the candidates in the canvass
understood the matter, but they did not
explain it thoroughly, and the question
arises, did the voter understand it ? This
ballot simply said "For Prohibition," without
any qualification whatever. All the
candidates are pledged to abide the instructions
received in the primary, and the voter
having simply declared for prohibition really
and truly, it looks as if that is what the
representatives will have to give them, especially
in York county.
We have been unable to see all of the representative
nominees elect, but have talked
to Messrs. Finley, Elder and Wilborn. Mr.
Wilborn is of the opinion that he is bound
to sustain every prohibition measure that
may be introduced in the legislature. Messrs.
Finley and Elder think that so far as the
generul question in the State is concerned,
they are only instructed to vote for a bill
that will prohibit the manufacture and sale
of spirituous liquors.
All of them were asked this question:
"Suppose you should receive a petition
signed by every man, woman and child, of
say Yorkville, for instance, asking for the
passage of a bill to license the sale of liquor
in this town, what would you do about it?"
They are all of opinion that it would be
their duty to pay no attention whatever to
the petition.
Verily, it looks as if the prohibition or uo
prohibition primary that lots of people made
all manner of fun of, bids fair to make
South Carolina one of the dryest States in
the Union. A majority of the votes cast,
both in York county and in the State, are
for unqualified prohibition.
The colored residents of East Madison
street are greatly exercised over a strange
phenomenon that they witnessed last Sunday,
about noon. Just what the phenomenon
was we are unable to say, but wo will
let Sam Jackson, colored, one of the witnesses,
tell the story.
"We seed it cummin' away high up in the
air. It looked like a little cloud about two
foot long. It kept a sailin' like it was agoin'
to fall in Mrs. Corkill's garden. Jis then,
while we was a watchin' it, the cloud divided
into two little smokes, and all at once
both of them went out. Some of the people
that saw it said that it was a balloom, and
I thought so too, at first, but it wasn't no
balloom. Jist after the smokes went out,
next come somethin' about the size of your
fist, that shined like brass or gold. It came
f..cf iitwl luwl -I kimlpt* slriinnu>r a
aiuu^ iaoi| iv/u, uuv? ?? .-v. ^
twhirlin' behind it, that looked like a
piece of silk. When I saw it, it was so
bright I thought it was a star or something,
but as I didn't know what to do I pot sorter
scared. Well, we kep' a watchin' it, Calvin
and all of us, and directly it settled right
over the corner of Mrs. Metts's corn-patch
and come tumlin' down in the middle of two
corn rows. Me. and two or three more, run
there as quick as we could to see what it
was, and when we got there, right where it
fell, we didn't find a hate. Not a sign of
nothiir. If it had been a balloom, you I
know, there would a been some burnt paper,
or something but there wasn't a hate there. I
No, sir, I don't know what it was, Calvin (
don't know what it was, and they don't
none of us know." t
Episcopal?Lay services next Sunday at j
10.30 a. m., and Sunday-school immediate- g
j ly afterward.
Baptist?Rev. Robert G. Patrick, pastor.
Yorkville?Services next Sunday at 10.30
a. m., and 8 p. m. Sunday-school at 9.30 j
o'clock a. m. i
Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. R. E. (
Stackhouse, pastor. Prayer-meeting this
evening at 8 olclock. Services next Sunday j
at 10.30 a. m., and 8 p. m. Sunday-school
at 4 o'clock p. m.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, D. D., (
pastor. Prayer-meeting tomorrow afternoon (
at 5 o'clock. Services next Sunday at 10.30 j
o'clock a. m.. and 8 o'clock p. m. Sunday-. .
school at 4 o'clock p. m.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J.
C. Galloway, pastor. Tirzah?Services (
next Sunday at 11.30 a. m. Yorkville? j
Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 8.30 j
o'clock. Services Sunday evening at 8 j
o'clock. Sunday-school at 4.30.
We promised some time ago to publish an ,
abstract of the recent settlement of Treasu- ,
rer Neely with the comptroller general.
The approved papers were received from the
comptroller general on August 3, but owing ,
to the press of campaign and other matters, we
have not before been able to spare the j
^ceqppry space for their publication. The ^
settlement is for the fiscal year 1890-91,
and is as follows :
Original assessment, $31,540 02
Additionals, 350 81 I
Penalties on delinquents, 913 30
Overpayments refunded 3 27 ;
Total, $32,807 40 j
Paid State treasurer, $28,355 08
Commissions, 400 00 '
Deductions and abatements, 393 08 t
Nulla bona executions, 171 97 ,
Balance uncollected?railroad taxes and
penalties now in court 3,47G 42 i
Execution in sheriffs hands, 10 25 ,
Total,.../. $32,807 40 i
Original assessment, $10,600 03
Additionals, 184 01 j
Penalties on delinquents, 480 69
Fines and licenses, 817 89
All other sources, .... 1,479 75
Cash balance from previous year, 0,058 10
Total, .$26,221 07 i
Commissioners' orders, $21,930 32
Treasurer's commissions, 300 00
orirl nKntnmnntu ilXfi 0?'{ '
Nulla bona executions, {>0 51
Executions in hands of sheriff, 5 40 ,
Transferred to townships by act of assembly,
553 77 ;
Uncollected railroad taxes, 1,825) 98
Cash on hand, : 925 36
Total, ,.320,221 07 .
C. it I.. N. O. R. R.?RECEIPTS. J
Original assessment, 8 8,300 01
Adaitionals, 92 31
Fifteen per cent, penalty, 240 34 i
Amount from previous year, 1,009 98
Total 3 9,642 64
Commissioners' orders, 3 7,831 33
Deductions and abatements, 293*01
Nulla bona executions, 45 20 (
Executions in hands of sheriff, 2 71
Transferred to townships, 270 88
Uncollected taxes in litigation, 914 85
Cash on hand, 278 00
Total, 3 9.642JH
Thirteen payments, 32 each, 8 20 00
Cash on hand previous year, 126 5>0
Total, 8 152 90
Commissioners' orders, 8 10 00
Cash on hand, 142 90
Total, .8 152 90
Oricrinal assessment $29,265 OS
Additional 269 22
Penalties on delinquents, 873 81
Transferred from taxes on Three C's
and from county and C. <fc L. R. R.
taxes, 830 65
Loans to township, 15,04d 81
Cash from previous year, 484 04
Total, *#5,769 01
Commissioners' orders, $39,927 20
Deductions and abatements, 1,098 28
Nulla bona executions, 125 00
Executions in hands of sheriff, 14 06
Railroad taxes in litigation, 3,415 Gl
Cash on hand, 1,5?) 39
Total *#5,769 01
Original 2 mill levy, $13,280 02
Additionals, 147 71
Penalties on delinquents, .'584 54
Polls, original assessment, 4,720 00
Additionals, 520 00
Penalties on delinquents, 132 75
Transferred from previous-year, 5,334 79
Local taxes, original, 4,930 39
Local taxes, additional, 480 35)
Penalties on delinquents, 108 01
Fine for killing game bird, 5 00
Cash from Pcabody fund, <500 00
" ? * m *>17 ? >
School certificates, *1!),434 4U
Deductions and abatements, 4<W? 35
Commissions, .'UK) 00
Nulla bona executions, !>3 1)2
Executions in hands of sheriff, 4 .'12
Polls abated by auditor, 52 20
Polls turned over to trial justices, 11 50
Polls in hands of sheriff, 1 15
Railroad taxes in litigation, 1,807 .'14
Polls non est 740 35
Cash on hand, 7,230 53
Total *30,217 82
"How did you get up the returns of the
election so quickly ?" This question has
been asked the various members of The Enquikkr
staff so often during the past week,
that we have decided that a full story of the
achievement will prove interesting reading.
Here is the story. Though Thk Enquirer
announced the result within two hours
after the last box was counted, we did not
get up the returns so quickly after all. In
the first place it required about two weeks
of preparation, and in the second place
it required some very hard riding and considerable
loss of sleep on the part of a
number of kind friends who contributed their
efforts toward making the achievement
a success.
The ticket was a long one, the vote was a
large one, and the polls closing at six o'clock,
anybody could see thnt it would be very late
before the result would be known at any of
the boxes. Some of the boxes were from
twenty to twenty-five miles away, and to
brine the returns to Yorkville, through the
country, was out of the question.
Then, how were the returns to be secured
was the problem. There was nothing to do i
but make a free use of the telegraph. The j
offices all close at 9 o'clock, and that fact :
had to he remedied. Mr. H. H. Beard, the
! always obliging manager of the Western
j Union oflice at this place was applied to, and 1
he suggested that we write to Mr. J. B. Tree, i
j the Western Union superintendent at Kich- i
' inond, Ya. Mr. Tree was written to and he i
! at once issued an order requiring that all the 11
| telegraph offices through which the election !?
j news would have to pass must be kept open 11
1 all night during the night of August 30th. : i
This matter provided for, the next thing i
was to arrange for the dispatches, and we at i
once went to work to secure the help of ii
reliable men at each precinct. Dr. William ^ <
Anderson undertook to get Blacksburg, and <
hitherto inaccessible Buffalo. Mr." B. T. j i
Biggins promised to telegraph Blairsville 11
and Bullock's ('reek from Sharon; Mr. D. i
1 M. Castles became responsible for Hickory i
Grove; Mr. Julius A. Hope was to send i
Clark's Fork from Smyrna; Mr. J. 1). j
Owinn, Bethany and Clover from Clover; i
! Mr. D. T. Leslie, Coates' Tavern from Ca- j<
tawba Junction; 31r. W. H. 3Ioore, Anti- <
; och and Bock Hill, from Bock Hill; 3Ir. T. j |
(i. Culp was asked to telegraph Fort 3Iill;p (
3Ir. B. B. Biddle engaged to bring Bethel;
and Thompson's 3Iill through the country.1?
3Ir. ('. H. Smith went from Yorkville after, 1
the result at Clay Hill, 3Ir. 1\ W. Love,
>rought McConnellsville, and Mr. Reg. M. th
jJrist brought Newport. fei
This provided for all the boxes. Some of fr<
he gentlemen had to ride from six to eight th
niles to the telegraph offices, and the only to
ineasiness was as to whether they would m
lave time to make it through the dark, over or
lome very rough road. af
The first box received was Coates's Tav- w
;rn, from Mr. Lesslie, by way of Catawba sa
Function. The message came through about ai
LI o'clock, and contained nothing but the
igures. Several operators along the line ca
jaught the figures, but they did not know te
ivhat they meant. They did not have a w
rey. We had one, and the message was "W
jnderstood. The next box was Antioch, F
rrom Rock Hill; then Clover and Bethany, st
Dlark's Fork, Hickory Grove, Bullock's hi
3reek and Blairsville. Then there was a w
lull. It was getting along toward 4 o'clock
n t.hp mominc. The count at Fort Mill, is
Rock Hill and Blacksburg had not yet been pi
completed. Mr. Beard was getting very tl
sleepy, and the operator at Chester, who also te
handled nearly all the messages, was grumbling
about those "figures" and wanting to c<
Icnow what in the mischief they meant. n<
After a while came Fort Mill, and about bi
laylight half of Blacksburg. For some tc
reason, the message was not completed, and 6
we have not yet learned why. Perhaps the
woru out operator at Chester or Lancaster b<
collapsed. m
Mr. Beard had done all that he could, and tr
we were pretty nearly at the end of our row. ki
Day was breaking, and there was still three fo
more boxes to be heard from. There was rt
nothing else to do but to add uj> the returns di
is far as they went. Mr. F. A. Gilbert, one of ec
the most skillful accountants of this section, tc
was aroused from his bed, and kindly under- re
took the task. It was now broad daylight, ci
and still 110 news from Blacksburg or Rock tr
Hill. Mr. B. N. Moore, the accommodating oi
agent at the Three C's came along. "I'll
get them for you if they can be gotten," he h<
said, and going to the hotel he aroused his hi
telegraph operator, Mr. Barnes. About al
twenty minutes later, Blacksburg, Buffalo b<
and Rock Hill were gotten over the Three
C's wire, and a few minutes after these were oi
in, the count at Yorkville was completed. It e^
was now after 8.30 o'clock, and the work of gi
tabulating the returns, which had been go- is
ing on all night, with the assistance of Mr. tl
W. B. Wylie, had just been completed, fc
For the next two hours every man in The tl
Enquirer office was on a rush, and finally,
a few minutes after 10 o'clock, the first paper
was printed.
Then there was a rush of customers that m
did the heart good and proved that all of the C(
hard work was thoroughly appreciated. 1
r* * *t a AAtvtA fA rrnt '
ouuscriuers uhu umcis wiuc m iv |jv>
news, and all were agreed on the verdict,
that it takes The Enquirer to get there. ^
It was a great achievement, and we are .
proud of it. It is true that there were some
errors, but they were immaterial, and so
far as final results were concerned, not a
single one that we announced last week has
3ince been changed. Last week the returns
were a matter of news, and it was our object
to get them up quickly. This week 1
they are a matter of record, and it is our r<
object to print them correctly. They are, J
therefore, republished, on the fourth page of
this issue as officially announced by the
Democratic Executive committee.
? The Yorkville Graded schools resumed P
work last Monday with 115 pupils in the c<
white division, and 55 in the colored divis- n
ion. tl
? Rev. J. C. Galloway requests us to state ct
that Rev. W. W. Orr will hold a series B
of meetings at Tirzah in November, about si
the 10th, and including the second Sunday, h
? Attention is called to the advertisement ?
of Captain W. L. Roddey in another column. y
Captain Roddey owns or controls quite a
number of plantations in the eastern section t<
of the county, and will be glad to make easy il
terms to desirable purchasers. It will be C
worth while to write to or call on him at ^
_ ,
? An interesting protracted meeting was ^
commenced in the Baptist church on Mon- ri
day night, and will be continued during the r<
present week. The pastor is being assisted 11
by Rev. E. P. Jones, of Savannah, Ga., who T
preaches strong and forceful gospel sermons.
This indications are that much good will re- d
suit from these services. h
? At a recent meeting of the board of trus- tl
tees of Erskine college, held in Chester on tne "
31st ultimo, Mr. John D. McNeel, of York- ^
ville, was elected to the chair of physical
sciencies for the ensuing year. Mr. McNeel f(
expects to teach a year, and then finish his ii
course at the Johns Hopkins university. ci
? The White Rose Chautauqua circle, of
Yorkville, held a meeting at the residence of j
Rev. Dr. English last Friday evening and ef- ^
fected a re-organization for the coming term.
Rev. Dr. English was elected president; Mr.
J. S. Brice, vice president; Mrs. W. F.
Marshall, secretary ; Dr. M. W. White, treas- C
urer. b
? W. Waddy Thomson, Esq., and family, j.
recently of Gaflney City, have located in
YOrkville, where Mr. Thomson will continue
the practice of his profession, the law. In
behalf of our people we extend a hearty
welcome to our new comers. Mr. Thomson
is a decided acquisition to the Yorkville bar. ?
We are sure that in his accomplished wife y
and interesting family, Yorkville society is %
the gainer. y
? Mr. John H. Keller, son of Mr. Henry
Keller, who lives two miles north of York- c<
ville, died at Henrdmont, Ga., last Thursday ^
morning, of typhoid fever, aged 24 years. C(
Mr. Kellar was the depot agent and tele- e]
graph operator at Heardmont, and had been \\
located there since last January.t Although b
with only a few years experience, he had ^
mrwln n ronnfnlinll IK nni- nf t.hfi
Ulicauj inmiv u ivj;uiuiiv? ?w v..v v.
most export telegraphers in the employ of a
the G., C. and N. Kailroad company, and ~
had entered upon the line of rapid promo- ^
tion when he was stricken dowm His sud- ?
don taking oil'is the occasion of the sinoer-1
est sorrow on tiie part of a large nu in her of j
friends in this vicinity. The remains were
interred in the cemetery at this place on C(
last Fridav. K1
Mr. It. If. Dobson, of Yorkville, is a detective,
and he is a good one. He has been w
in the business for about four years, and but c<
few of his friends and acquaintances were u
aware of the fact. But now the secret is
out. He has at once jumped to a high position
in the profession, and the newspapers tl
have given him away. : B
It will be remembered that on the '28th of j
last November there was a terrible wreck j
on the South Carolina railroad. While IVl
crossing a high embankment, below Sum- j ^
inerville, train No. 38, consisting of an en-;
Sine, tender, four coaches and a Pullman, a,
suddenly pitched headlong from the track, si
iml in the sinashup the lireraan was killed j tl
and six passengers were seriously injured, j Ci
Examination of the surroundings showed |
that the Fish plates had been removed from j ^
a rail, and that the rail had evidently been !(jj
displaced by unknown parties with the delib-: d<
>vnto intention of wreckintr the train. But fa
is to who the lieudisli murders were was u n]
mystery. There was not the slightest clue? j
nothing to indicate motive, and not even any I .
nformation as to suspicious individuals huv- te
ng been seen in the vicinity. tl
The railroad authorities went to work with ^
ill possible vigilance to run down the wreck;rs.
A reward of $500 was ottered and Pinkjrton
detectives were sent for. The detec-'s}
ives looked the ground over, and finding no | tj
jncouragement to continue their hunt, fin-! sc
illy gaye up the case as a had job, and for j
several months the matter has apparently |
jcen at standstill. ! 0,
About two months ago, Mr. Dobson, ofj 1;
is place, who has connections in the pro
3sion almost everywhere, received a lettei
3m J. J. Winbusb, of Montezuma, Ga. Ir
e letter Winbush said that he had a clu<
the wreckers, and was satisfied that h<
ade no mistake. Mr. Dobson usually work.'
ily by the day, and not for rewards, bui
ter investigating the matter, he decided t<
ork it up. He went to Montezuma, Ga.
w Winbush, who turned out to be a negro
id perfected his plans.
The negro described by Winbush was lo
ited at Ferguson, on the Charleston, Sum
r and Northern railroad, where he wa
orking for a lumber company. Takinj
rinbush with him, Mr. Dobson repaired t
erguson, and it was arranged thatWinbus!
lould get acquainted with the man the;
id spotted and pump him for all he wa
TVia noma nf ftie aiicnppfpri train wrecke
Grant Bennett, and Winbusb, under th
reten.se of trying to get employment froB
te lumber company, soon got on intimat
:rms with him. Shortly after his arrive
Finbush got Bennett off to himself, and in
mfidential manner, commenced telling Ben
3tt of the numerous crimes that he (Win
jsh) had committed. Finally, Winbusl
>ld how he had once wrecked a train ii
eorgia aud killed three passengers.
Bennett could stand it no longer, am
jastfully exclaimed: "Why that's nothing
e and my partner, Dick Burno, wrecked i
ain at Lincolnville last fall and we'd e
illed a hundred and fifty if it hadn't beei
r Dick's d?d bungling in not fixing th
lil right." This was enough, and nex
ly Detectives Dobson and Winbush arrest
1 both Bennett and Burno and carried then
i Berkeley jail, committing them on a war
int charging them with willfully, mali
ously and feloniously causing the wreck c
ain No. 38 on the South Carolina railway
I the night of November 28, 1891.
In a subsequent talk, Bennett said tha
e and his partner were short of money an*
ad wrecked the train in the hope of killinj
II the passengers, so they could rob th
>dies of their money and valuables..
All the evidence against the negroes it
F course, purely circumstantial, but whal
i*er may be the event of the trial, thei
jilt is established to a moral certainty. 1
understood that though Mr. Dobson go
re first clue to the affair from Winbush, h
irnished the funds and planned the detail
tat led to the final capture of the fiends.
The County Democratic Executive com
littee?all the members present?met in th
>urt house last Wednesday, at ,12 m., t
invass the returns of the primary electioi
eld on Tuesday.
The respective boxes were taken up in al
habetical order and the tally sheets of eacl
ramined and the results tabulated. Every
ling progressed smoothly until Hickor;
rove was reached, and the revision of th
illy list took one vote from Mr. W. J. Wa
There was no tally list for Fort Mill, aui
le entire box was re-counted by a commil
ie appointed for the purpose. The re-coun
isulted in a loss of five for Mr. William
ad a gain of ten for Mr. Waters. Seven
ther immaterial changes were made, but th
nal results were in no instance affected.
There were two challenged votes in th
ethel box. Both ballots were those of n?
roes. One made oath that he had voted fc
[ampton in 1876, and the fact was verball
ertified to by the required number of whit
ten. The managers of the election hel
iat the negro should present a writtei
srtificate setting forth the fact. Chairma
rice held that the certificate was unnecei
try and was sustained by the committee i
is decision. The vote was counted. I
ie other case the negro refused to swear tin
c had voted for Hampton in 187G, and tli
ote was thrown out.
The managers at Rock Hill submitted a pr<
jst against forty ballots which they held a
legal on the ground that the names of th
onservative candidates for electors ha
een defaced before they left the printinj
fiice, and the Administration eaudidate
'ere headed "Farmers' Movement," whic
eading was misleading. Chairman Brie
uled that the tickets were legal. The rul
squired that erasures be made in eithe
-1- ? -?? *"?! *V*ncn mnHo in 5nl
IK. ur pCUUi, auu iuvow nv*v ? SMSI
'he method of scratching the tickets was
latter of no consequence. As to the heac
ig,?Mr. Brice could not see that it made an
ifference. There was no special mandator
iw on that point, and nothing to prevec
he voter from heading his ticket in any wa
e may see fit. The ruling was sustaine
y the committee, and the forty tickets wer
lcluded in the count.
The returns were then tabulated and th
illowing candidates were declared the nom
lees of the Democratic party in Yor!
Delegates to the State Convention?J. Ii
ook, J. E. Leech, W. J. Miller, J. L. Moon
. W. Neil, J. L. Kimbrell, VV. J. Hawlinsor
;. T. Biggins, R. E. Porter, J. E. Whit(
For the State Senate?D. E. Finley.
For the House of Representatives?R. M
arroll, W. N. Elder, W. B. Love, J. C. Wi
For Clerk of the Court?W. Brown Wj
For Sheriff?E. A. Crawford.
For Auditor?W. J. Waters.
For Treasurer?H. A. D. Neely.
For Coroner?S. L. Pursley.
Trial Justices?Bethel, H. E. Johnson
iullock's Creek, J. P. Blair; Bethesda, 0.1
anders; Cutawba, J. J. Waters ; Cherokei
/. D. Camp; Broad River, G. C. Leech
king's Mountain, John Q. Howe; Yorl
[ilus S. Carroll; Ebenezer, J. A. Shurley.
In the case of school commissioner, tw
aunty commissioners, and trial justice fc
ort Mill township, it was declared the
lere had been no nominations, and in a<
ardance with rules governing the primar
lections in this county, another electio
-as ordered to be held on Tuesday, Septem
er 13th, to decide the question of majorit
etween the following candidates;
For School Commissioner?\V. II. Edward
ud James Cansler.
For County Commissioner?J. C. Ashe, 'J
ibson Culp, Elijah Ross Sapoch, Joseph A
Trial Justice for Fort Mill township?1
[enry Massey and J. \V. McElhaney.
The election on the 13th instant will b
anducted under the same rules as thos
averning the first election. The polls wi
e opened at 8 o'clock and closed at (>. Th
inie club rolls will be used, and those wh
'ere not entitled to vote at the last electio
ill not be entitled to vote at the next. Th
immittee adjourned to meet again on Saf
rday, September 10, when complete ai
ingements for the couduet of the seconi
riniary will be perfected.
The above report of the proceedings c
ic committee has been revised by Chairma
rice and may be regarded as official.
Cholera Plaote,?A Columbian, in con
ersation with a Register reporter yesterdaj
lid that he had the unpleasant e*perjenc
i be quarantined in Dublin, Ireland, durin
ic fearful cholera plague in that city in 184f
ud that he will always remember it with
nulder. In a short period of time he sa^
lousands stricken down, but fortunately es
iped unscathed. The victim would b
rawn into a knot, when suspecting nothing
ad would be convulsed with the severe.?
ains. Every muscle in the body would b
rawn up, and often in a few hours, and sel
am over two days, would be a corpse. Th
till disease was brought to Dublin by areg
ent of English soldiers returning from In
in.?Columbia Register.
? In the primary election last week, Chcs
r county cast 182U votes?just 143 lea
lan the full white vote of the countj
emphill heat Strait by a majority of 375
enry received a plurality for solicitor. A
. Hrice, 1'. L. Hardin, and S. M. Wyli
ere elected to the house; W. II. Hooc
leriff; John C. McFadden, clerk; no cour
r commissioners elected; no coroner; n
hool commissioner; John B. McFaddei
ected treasurer; W. M. Corkill, auditor.
? Messrs. Crawford & Sons, of Columbii
i last Saturday, shipped a consignment (
>4 bales of new cotton to Liverpool.
i The Weather aud the Cropa?At the Graded
School?Other Mattera of Interest.
j Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer,
j Black8BURO, 8. September 6.?-Nat
ture has been very propitious to our farmers
j for the past two weeks. They could not
have asked for a better time for the farm
' work that falls due at this season of the
' year. A great quantity of turnip seed have
been sown, and the "stands'' are fairly good.
A great deal of nice, sweet, sugary fodder
has been saved and stored away, aud our
y people will be spared the necessity of de3
pending upon the Northern and Western
^ hay for their provender next summer. If
only man could be induced to smile as graciously
as Nature upon our hard-worked and
3 oppressed people, and shower upon them
with as beneficent hand, his wealth of gold,
r silver and greenbacks, of which we hear so
e much and see so little, there would be notha
ing more to complain of. We will still, howe
ever, continue to hope and pray for better
. times, and in the interval continue to feel
thankful that we have enough to eat and
a wear, that we are not visted by labor strikes,
i- insurrections, war and bloodshed, earthi
quake, fire and Good, pestilence, and that
h dread plague, the cholera, which has already
Q slain over a hundred thousand victims in
Russia and other Eurnnean countries. and
seems destined to close this year, already
^ noted for its dire calamities, with a fitting
; pageant.
a Our graded school bell rang out loud and
r clear this morning, calling teachers and chilQ
dren to resume their duties at the shrine of
knowledge. Mr. W. W. Dixon, of Bock
e HiH, has been employed as superintendent;
Mr. J. F. McElweo, of Yorkville, will teach
'* the fifth and sixih grades; Miss M. O.
a Petsch, of Laurens, S. C., third and fourth
.. grades, and Miss Lucy Belk, of Fort Mill,
the primary department. All of the teach.
ers except the lasi; are strangers to our peopie,
but come well recommended. Miss
'> Belk taught here last year, having filled,
very acceptably, Miss Clarkson's place in
t the graded school. Her return meets with
i a warm approval from both parents and
children. One hundred children were enrolled
this morning.
e Those of our people who take an interest
in prize fights, gladiatorial skill of the preai,
ent day, and the like, might have had a
; treat in witnessing the passage of Jim Corr
bet through our town Monday morning last.
t He fights John L. Sullivan in New Orleans
tomorrow night.
Invitations are out for a basket picnic to
6 be given at Patterson's Springs on the 10th
s instant by the employees of the Three C's
Cotton is opening very fast in this section,
and the indications are for only a fair crop,
i- A delightful dance was given at Cherokee
e Inn, on Saturday evening last, which was
0 participated in and hugely enjoyed, not
only by the young people of this place, but
11 by several visiting guests at the Inn, notably
Sir. W.sW. Dixon, of Rock Hill, two former
I- teacher in our graded school, Superintenh
dent Spessard and Professor Bachman, Miss
. Hickey, of Charleston, Miss Wallace, of
v North Carolina, and Mr. Henry Knebel, of
Greenville, S. C. w. A.
e '
A Death of Robert Morrison?Whisky Sellers
1- Captured?Other Notes.
it Correspondence of 'ihe Yorkville Enquirer.
8 Rock Hill, September 6.?Mr. Robert
d Morrison died at his home at Ebenezer last
e week of chronic diarrhoea, and will be buried
in Laurelwood cemetery, at this place, this
A n \f * \f Avmoon tira a a nafivp rtf
v ttllClUVUll) iTAli ilivilinvu ttuo M MMW* t v> w.
' Chester county and was 70 years of age. He
>r came to Rock Hill about 22 years ago, and
y has since been living at this ^)lace and
? Ebenezer, engaged in farming and stockd
raising. He w as a great lover of fine horses.
a He leaves a widow and a little son to mourn
his loss.
n Two North Carolina wagoners, named
3* Dooland and Deas, were arrested just outn
side of town last Saturday by two deputy
n marshals, assisted by Mr. J. H. Neely.
it Their presence had been suspected for some
>e time and the marshals got on to them by
noticing people going to and from their vi>
cinity with jugs. They were taken before
is Commissioner Pride, and failing to give bond,
e were committed to jail in Yorkville.
d There were several bales of new cotton
? sold here last week. The first was brought
s by Mr. Horace Brown, on Wednesday, and
h was bought by Messrs. R. T. Fewell & Co.
e The store of Mr. J. A. Bailey, at the
e Standard mill, was broken into last Satur>r
day night and some money and goods stoc.
len. Nothing has developed that is likely
a to lead to the detection of the thief.
I- Rev. W. M. Anderson and family left last
y Wednesday for their new home in Jackson,
y Tenn. < The session of the Presbyterian
it church will eudeayor to have preaching by
y some one every Sunday until a new pastor is
d secured.
e At a recent meeting of the board of trustees,
Mr. Scaife, of Union, S. C., was elected
e to the vacant professorship in the graded
i- school.'
k Miss. B. V. Wood is visiting Mrs. J. C.
Kilgo, at Spartanburg.
Miss Mary Crawford, of Chester county, is
b the guest of Mrs. Harry Wylie. v.
CropH Oyer the River?Result of the Recent
|. Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer.
Etta Jane, September 5.?The dry
weather is hurting the late corn, potatoes
and turnips. Fodder pulling is pretty well
done with, and a good crop of hay has been
gathered from the lowlands.
Cotton is opening fast, and our farmers are
beginning to pick it out. This crop will not
; exceed that of former years in this part of
j. the country. The dry weather has done it
considerable damage within the last few
; days.
:, The election passed off quietly with the
exception that a little bad liquor put in its
o appearance and sent a few broken noses and
>r heads home for repairs. At Wilkinsville
it everything was as quiet as a churchyard,
and everybody voted as they pleased. Out
y of 164 votes cast at that box 127 were for
n prohibition and 4 were against it. The
i- other votes were neutral on the question,
y Messrs. Natt B. Morgan and James R.
Blanton are in the second race for auditor,
|s Messrs, W. T. Jeter and J. B, T, Scott are in
the second race for treasurer. All the oth\
ers are elected by majorities of votes east
L for their respective offices as follows : For
the legislature?T. C. Duncan, Robert Har}
! ris and J. It. Jeffries; sheriff?J. G. Long;
I clerk of the court?J. If. MeKissiek ; county
e ! commissioners?I. M. Mobley, T. J. Kstes
;e j and J. A. Chamblis; coroner?Joshua AyII
cock ; solicitor?O. L. Schumpert; trial juse
I tice for Goudeysville township?James L.
0 Strain. SlOMA.
e1 Cotton is Latr.?Cotton will he late
t-' making this year. The season is backward
-1 and receipts will be light for six or eight
11 weeks yet. All through the northern belt of
j the cotton territory the crop is in danger of
if being caught by frost,
n Cotton men say that the crop will be about
' seven and a half million bales this year.
, The best authorities do not look for an ad!
vance in prices the early part of the season.
Nobody can tell what effects the cholera
p scare will have on the foreigh market. If a
strict quarantine is maintained by American
j3 ports exports wijl be small. Foreign freight
rates will be high, too, because shipowners
will not be anxious to send vessels over here
. j with the chance of twenty days' detention
g j staring them in the face, The tramp steamr
ships,which take the most of the crop abroad
7. from Southern ports, come here from the
| Black sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and
; the North sea. Havre and Hamburg take
* j large quantities of cotton and ships will not he
. anxious to load for these ports. Then Re vol
i on the Baltic is dangerously near the cholera
; district of Russia. If the enidemic snreads
throughout England, manufacturing will fall
i. otV and foreign trade will he dull until the
iS disease subsides.
t j "If I were a planter I would hold my cotl#
jtou," said a merchant yesterday, "In case
L> the new crop is rushed on the market a
e blockade may result at the ports and prices
I, could not improve."
(1! East of the Mississippi river the crop is
o smaller thun last year's. It has been kept
1; back by the wet weather, which has been
j general. There will be plenty of high cotton
this year, and the indications are that it will
i, be gathered in good condition. Storms may
)f come and spoil this, but so far the prospects
are good.?Atlanta Constitution.

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