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? A wonderful change has come over the
political gamblers. Just after the Chicago
convention, even bets were made on the
presidential election, but no odds can be obtained
in favor of Clevelaud. Three to five
is freely offered that Cleveland will carry
New York. Even bets are made that Cleveland
will carry Illinois and Indiana.
? The public debt statement issued last Saturday.
puts the aggregate debt at $1,593,387,
792, being a decrease for the month of September,
of $9,394,237; of this decrease $S,685,002
is in the item of treasury certificates
and treasury notes, and $708,345 in bonded
debt. The total cash in the treasury is $777,804,592:
net cash balance $31,895,918, showing
an increase during the month of $2,742,573.
? Atlanta Constitution: A Third party
paper in Birmingham states that General
Weaver will be at Pulaski, Tenn.,on the 7th
instant, to face in person the men who have
made affidavits concerning his unsoldierly
conduct during the war. The Birmingham
Age-Herald is doubtful, but it says that if
Weaver goes to Pulaski it will be a bold
stroke on his part, and will center upon
him the* eyes of the whole country. The
result will naturally be awaited with curious
interest. Will he go ? Well, why not ? He
has physical courage and gall. He may go
to Pulaski and court a sort of martyrdom in
the hope that it will help him with his followers.
He can afford at this stage of the
campaign to meet anything?even the cold
shoulder.
? Aubrey Stanhope, the New York Her:
aid's correspondent, completed his test of
the Hafifskine cholera preventative last Friday.
He was in the hospital nursing the
cholera patients for six days and nights.
He violated every precaution recommended
by the physicians to ward off the disease and
tuusted entirely to his inoculation for safety.
When he left the hospital on Friday, he was
given a certificate of health by the physicians
and started immediately for Paris. On
reaching Berlin he was refused lodging in the
hotels and had to seek hospitality at a private
house. The hotels were still afraid of
him. Some of the newspapers call him only
a sordid self advertiser for his pains, Others,
however, accord him full glory for his courageous
undertaking in the interest of science
and humanity. It is generally conceded
among the most learned physicians of Europe
and America, that though the test may
not absolutely settle the question of the
Hafiskine prevention, the presumption of
efficacy is now a hundred fold in its favor.
Many believe that the dreaded "black death"
has at last been conquered.
? For several years past, the neighborhood
of Uniontown, Pa., has been terrorized by a
band of outlaws under the leadership of a
notorious desperado named Frank Cooly.
Their headquarters were in a mountain fastness,
and raid alter raid by the authorities
proved abortive. Recently a United States
secret service detective of Hagerstown,
named George Fisher, discovered that Cooly
and several other members of the gang had
a habit of visiting the home of Cooly's father
on Sundays and amusing themselves by
drinking whiskey and playing cards. The
place was watched for about three Sundays,
and sometime before daylight last Sunday a
sheriffs posse was secretly placed in the
vicinity. The posse waited all day until
late in the afternoon, when Frank Cooly and
Jack Ramsey, another member of the gang,
as desperate as himself, rode into a clearing
that was still'filled with stumps. The desperadoes
seemed to have a suspicion that all
was not right and stopped in the clearing.
. Presently the sheriff and two or three of his
posse left their place of concealment and
rode toward the clearing. Cooly and his
companion saw them coming and opened fire
with their Winchesters. The sheriff took
refuge behind a tree and returned the fire,
killing Cooly at the first shot. At the death
of his chief, Ramsey ran away, and though
closely pursued by members of the posse,
effected his escape.
? The largest gun ever made in this countay
is just being completed at the Washington
navy yard. Its calibre is to be thirteen
inches. Fifteen inch guns were made during
the war, but they were smooth bores made
of cast iron and in no point of view, except
?i 4~ '-1*hi&_are they to be compared
to the great gun now on The Tatne
navy yard. This modern steel rifle is made
of thirteen separate pieces of metal, exclusive
of a complex carriage. It consists of a
central tube, over which are shrunk nanus
or jackets of various shapes, the joints
matching so perfectly that the whole work
looks like one piece of solid metal. Its total
length is forty feet, its diameter at the
breech is forty-nine inches and at the muzzle
21 inches. It weighs 158,000 pounds,
and will require more than a quarter of a
ton of powder for each discharge. This
quantity of powder is expected to hurl a
shell, weighing 1,100 pounds, a distance of
twelve or thirteen miles at the extraordinary
velocity of 21,000 feet a second. Close
at hand, the shot would penetrate twentyseven
inches of solid steel, and at a distance
of a mile and a half, which is about as far
as such guns can be accurately sighted in
marine warfare, the shot would still have
vitality sufficient to smash through 21J inches
of steel armor. This is the first of twelve
such guns that are intended for the new
battle ships, and with three others, will find
a place in the turrets of the battle ship
Oregon, now being built on the Pacific coast.
? A terrible story comes from Opelika,
Ala., under date of Tuesday of last week.
A freight train running into the town ahead
of a passenger train, broke loose from the engine
and started back down a steep grade.
The engineer and fireman of the passenger
train saw the train coming, and tried to get
out of the way by reversing their engine and
running for it. They were not quick enough,
however. The heavy freight train struck
the passenger engine on a small trestle. The
engine of the passenger and the mail and
express cars were knocked down a steep embankment.
L. C. Willis, the engineer, was
instantly killed, and T. R. Willis, the fireman,
and a brother, was caught under the
engine, heavy iron rods pinning his arm
to a thick timber. The mail and express
cars were lying close by and were rapidly
burning up. The heat was terrible, and
when the poor fireman was discovered, it
looked as if he was certain to be burned
up. His would-be rescuers, the conductor
and a passenger, were in an agony of
doubt as to what to do. The fireman beg
ged that tbey kill him, rattier man aiiow
him to be burned up. Neither would
do this. He then asked that they cut his
arm off. There was no time for deliberation,
and the suggestion was acted on, the
men using a pocket knife, and getting the
poor fellow away from the blistering heat just
in time to save him from being burned up.
Willis lived an hour and a half after the accident.
The injury that caused his death
was a fracture of the skull. Two mail
agents had been imprisoned in the mail
car, but both were rescued while the car was
burning.
? Everybody is familiar with the history
of the great strike at Homestead, Pa. The
employes of the Carnegie iron works struck
because of a disagreement over a new scale
of wages to be adopted. The Carnegie people
employed a gang of Pinkerton detectives
to guard their mills, and on the arrival of
the detectives, there was a bloody riot in
which a number of participants were killed
on both sides. Five or six thousand Pennsylvania
troops were sent to the scene of the
trouble, and the Carnegie people, insured of
the peaceiui possession ui men pi-vpcrnj, i
employed non-union labor and re-commenced |
work at a greater expense than that on I
which they had been running before. The I
workmen remained obdurate, and the Carnegie
people tried to intimidate them by
indicting the leaders for murder. The strikers
met this by indicting the managers of
the company on the same charge. Things
then, for a while, appeared to run smoothly.
In the meantime, however, the mill was be'ing
run at such a loss that the Carnegie
people became more and more exasperated.
With all the power of the State government
at their back, they have attempted another
stroke of intimidation. On last Friday they
caused the arrest of thirty-three members of
the advisory committee on the charge of
"treason." The warrants charge that on
the 1st of July these committeemen, together
with hundreds of others, and armed
with guns, cannon, swords, etc., did unlawfully,
maliciously and traitorously array
themselves in insurrection against the State
of Pennsylvania. This is the first time in
the history of the State that anyone has
been charged with treason against the commonwealth.
Ordinarily the charge would
be ridiculous, but backed as they are by the
whole government machinery in their efforts
to make the Homestead strikers work for i
them, the Carnegie people might be successful
in giving the members of the advisory i
committee considerable trouble. It is evidently
the object of the Carnegie people to :
get rid of the intelligent lenders among the
strikers, and then they have no fears of their
ability to soon bring the rank and file to
terras.
ffarMlc inquirer.
YORKVILLE, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5,1892.
? The letter of our Blacksburg correspondent
in last week's issue of The Enquirer,
describing the work of Dr. John G. Black,
is worth a second reading. More than that,
if. i? ivnrfbv of careful studv, and those who
take the hint and do as Dr. Black is doing,
will be rewarded. Indeed, in this age and
time, any farmer who is withoui a silo, is 1
woefully behind. The silo is not a luxury ;
it is not an expense ; it is not an experiment.
It is a necessity; it is an economy; its practicability
is established. The superiority of
green food for cattle goes without saying,
and when it is considered that even the
corn stalks may be kept sweet and nutricious
through the winter, the value of the
silo is apparent. Let every cattle owner
thoroughly investigate the silo, and those
who cannot afford the expense of building
one with bricks, will at least find that they
cannot afford to do without such a one as is
described in last week's Enquirer.
? There is good reason to fear that those J
politicians of New York city who profess to
be Cleveland's warmest supporters, are arranging
to defeat him. That is not their
ostensible purpose, but that is likely to be
the result. Tammany has control of the (
city politics, and does not propose to be
ousted from that control by anybody for
any purpose. W. R. Grace, leader of the
anti-Tammanyites, wants to be mayor again,
and is arranging to put a local ticket in the
field in opposition to Tammany. There is
no possibility of the success of the opposition
ticket, but it can very easily drive
Tammany to the expedient of swapping
Cleveland off again as a matter of self defense.
The Hill faction is all right now,
but unless the anti-Tammany faction can be
throttled, there is little chance of Cleveland's
carrying the State of New York in November.
? Not a great deal is being heard from the
Republicans in New York, but they are
working all the same. They have abandoned
the tariff issue in their campaign and
rather propose to fight it out on the line of
"free money." They have raised a fund
of about $2,000,000 to be distributed in .
New York city, Brooklyn and Jersey City.
"Money talks," think the Republican leaders,
aud its arguments are much more convincing
than those of McKinley and other
agents of the Northern monopolists. This 1
enormous sum does not represent the total
sum subscribed for Republican corruption.
Not by any means. It is simply the price
that the managers think the cities mentioned
can be bought at, and larger sums are to be
used in the West and South. The Republicans
know that the tariff pays them, and
despairing of longer fooling the people as
they have been doing, have come down to
a very practical view of things. They will
consideration of further opportunities.
? Our Sharon correspondent says that several
families in his vicinity have the Texas
fever, and intend to leave for that State this i
week. We have not been asked for any ad- |
vice, but we have a kindly solicitude for i
such cases, and we beg to say "don't." If j
they do, they will regret it. They arc leav- i
ing a better country than the one to which
they wish to remove. If it is their own i
good that they are seeking, they should re- j
main right where they are. There is no i
better country in the world than this, and it (
is a waste of time and money to try to find i
one. .nvery scutum uuo iu> gijw uuiw unu
its bad times; its seasons of depression and i
expansion. We have been through a severe j
season of depression, but a better time is }
dawning. Everybody sees it and everybody
feels it. Three years ago may have been a ,
very good time to leave for Texas, but this ]
is not. It is just the time so stay at home, ?
go to work with renewed energy and reap a
fair share of the prosperity that is surely j
coming. ]
MERE MENTION. [
Win. P. Cannady, of North Carolina, for- i
merly sergeat-at-arms of the U. S. senate, ]
committed suicide in Washington ou Tues
day of last week. He had robbed his business
partner of $2,000 and was caught up i
with. Minneapolis, Minnesota, had a i
$100,000 fire one day last week. It was
started accidentally by children at play. 1
Two old ladies were burned to death while <
attempting to save their household effects, i
Brunswick, Ga., was damaged about '
$20,000 on Tuesday of last week by a cloud- ;
burst. Four mail wagon drivers were 1
arrested in Philadelphia on Tuesday of last <
week for supposed implication in an exten- j
sive scheme to rob the mails. The large ]
factory of the Singer Sewing Machine com- I
pany at Elizabeth, N. J., was burned last j
Wednesday. The loss is between $300,000 ,
and $400,000. and about 700 men were i
thrown out of employment. General
Joseph Wheeler has been unauimously nominated
by the Democrats of the Eighth Alabama
district to succeed himself in congress
for the seventh time. More thau one
thousand people attended the fuueral of Patrick
Sarsfield Oilmore, the great band master,
in New York, last Wednesday. General
Weaver made a Third party speech at
Greensboro, N. C., last Wednesday, to about
500 people. The meeting was broken up
by cheers for Cleveland. Nancy Hanks,
the famous trotting mare, has again broken
the world's trotting record. At Terra Haute,
Ind.,dast Wednesday, she trotted a mile in
two minutes and four seconds. The
Peopleites of New York, held a State convention
at Syracuse last Wednesday and 1
endorsed Weaver and Field for the presidency
and vice presidency. Twelve
passengers and a stage driver were robbed
by a lone highwayman near Creede, Colorado,
last Thursday. General Steven- i
son arrived home at Bloomington, Illinois,
on Thursday. He exhibited to his friends a
a" hornet's nest, a rabbit's foot, and other
souvenirs given him by his Southern menus. |
Twelve men were buried alive in an I
iron mine at Ishpeming, Mich., last Thurs-1
day by a cave in. General Diaz has
been re-elected president of Mexico. His
term lasts four years. The paper mills
controlled by the paper trust, of which War-1
uer Miller is president, have closed down, i
throwing 50,000 men out of employment. \
The alleged reason for the shut-down is the j
scarcity of rags, the importation of which j
I has been stopped during the prevalence of !
the cholera scare. Bucna Vista hotel,!
at Denver, Col., caught lire last Friday I
; night. One of the guests went through the j
building after the stairs had been burned
down, and arousing the sleeping lodgers, I
saved forty lives. The brave man, Patrick j
| Mitchell, after his work was accomplished,;
j jumped from a window and broke both arms
and both legs.
I No new cases of cholera have been report-1
ed in New York since the 19th ultimo. i
A locomotive boiler exploded near. Dubois,
Va., hist Friday, and killed the engineer j
and fireman. Agnes Underwood, a
white woman, murdered Mildred Drown at
Catlettsburg, Ky., about ten days ago. .She
was captured at Louisa, Ky., last Friday, in !
male clothing. In order to disguise herself, j
she had cut off her hair and put on a false
moustache. A spark from a locomotive
started a big fire in Chicago last Saturday.
About $100,000 worth of property was dc- J
stroyed. Mrs. Harrison is thought to
be slowly improving. The sales of loose j
tobacco on the Danville, Va., market during J
the month of September, amounted to 1,285,104
pounds, being 14,453 pounds less than v
for the same month last year. Little
Ruth Cleveland was one year old last Monday.
It is announced on what is considered
good authority, that Judge Gresham,
of Indiana, will vote for Cleveland. ExSecretary
Bayard is on the stump for the
Democrats in Delaware. The business
of the city of Hamburg is estimated to
have fallen off 70 per cent, on account of E
cholera. The total visible supply of
cotton for the world is 2,618,564 bales, of i
which 2,261,064 are American, against
2,039,346, and 1,660,74(5 respectively, for
the same week of last year. The
Southern Alliance Farmer, the great Third
party paper, of Atlanta, is in the lianas 01 v
the law for debt. It has practically gone to
the wall. The stock of cotton at Liverpool
is 1,099,320 bales. Of this 949,403 bales I!
are American. The Georgia State election
takes place today. '1
YORK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION.
1
Interesting Proceedings of the Body at Its
Session at Flint Hill.
Tlio twenty-fourth annual session of the York
Baptist association met with Flint Hill church, in
the upper part of Fort Mill township, on last
Thursday, the 29th ultimo. ^
The introductory sermon was preached by
Rev. R. G. Patrick from the text found in Romans
viii, 32, and was an effort worthy of the j
man and the gospel truth set forth in the scriptures
on which it was based. The preacher had
the undivided attention of the congregation
throughout the sermon, and aside from tho interest
in the subject treated, many realized that
it was his last sermon in York county before his
departure for his new field of labor in Maysvillc,
Ky. After the conclusion of the services there ?
was an intermission of one hour for dinner.
The afternoon session was opened with devotional
exercises conducted by Rev. A. J. S.
Thomas, editor of The Baptist Courier, after
which the body was called to order by tho retiring
moderator. On motion, the timo honored ,
custom of reading the letters sent up from the '
various churches was dispensed with, and tho
matter referred to the committee on digest of j,
church letters. The delegates were then enrolled
as follows:
Antioch?Felix H. Dover. '
Belmont?James E. Hagorfy, J. P. Mitchell.
Blacksburg?Dr. J. C. McCubbins, W. B. dcLoach.
Catawba?J. A. Garrison, 8. J. Sturgts.
Clover?J. D. Smith, W. C. Hedgpetn.
Flint Hill?R. G. Kendrlck, Z. T. Balles, S. II. Epps,
3. P. Blunkenshlp, R. J. Boyd, J. F. Kendrlck, \V. H. C
Garrison. Wm. F. Boyd. r
Fort Mill?A. A. Young, James Lee.
Mt. Poran?E. R. Sapoeh. t
Pleasant Valley?I.. Shirley, E. M. Garrison, I>. W. n
Culp. o
Shiloh?J. A. Graves, O. H. Surratt. V
Union?H. E. Johnson, M. L. Thomasson.
Unity?D. H. Cobb, George Harris.
Yorkville?Sam M. Grist, W. S. Peters, J. A. Tate.
Buffalo, Cherokee and Enon churches were 1
not represented. b
The body then proceeded to tho election of
officers to serve during the ensuing year, which
resulted in the choice of the following: Sam M. P
Grist, moderator; J. C. McCubbins, clerk ; H. E. a
Johnson, treasurer. ^
After the election, the moderator, in behalf of .
the association, extended an invitation to Rev. Y
Dr. T. M. Bailey, corresponding secretary and if
treasurer of the Baptist State Mission board; r
Rev. J. L. Vans, superintendent of tho recently i
established orphanago at Greeuwood; and Rev.
A. J. S. Thomas, of Greenville, who were in me *
house, to take part in the deliberations of the s
laxly.
The selection of the various committees to report
during the session was the next matter to he
attended to. While this was being done, Rev. A.
J. S. Thomas, by request, addressed the audience
on the objects of a Baptist association. Af- 8
ter the address the committees were announced n
by the moderator, and the association was ready n
for business.
A letter from the recently organized church at ,
Hickory Grove, asking for membership in the "
association, was read. On motion, the request g
was granted, and Jas. M. Cobb was enrolled as v
delegate from the newly admitted church.
The report of the committee on Colportage 8
was then read, and after addresses on the subject u
by Dr. Bailey and Rev. Mr. Vass, was adopted, v
The report of the committee on Aged and In- f(
digent Ministers, was read by the chairman, and ,
stirring speeches were made by Revs. M. P. 11
Matheny and F. O. S. Curtis, after which the a
report was adopted. A short time was then de- a
devoted to routine business and the body adjourned
at4 p. m. until 10 a. m. next day. '
The body re-assembled on Friday morning at d
the appointed hour and after devotional exer- t
cises conducted by Rev. F. C. Hickson, was j,
called to order and the minutes of the previous
day read and approved. r
An invitation was extended by the moderator
to Rev. Dr. R. II. Griffith, of Cooper-Limestone
TnD,:'"*" n"'1 H C. Hickson. of Gastonia,
who had just arrived, to seats in the body and to
take part in the deliberations.
The report of the committee on )State Missions 1
was then read and an ante and instructive address
on the subject treated by the report, was '
made by Dr. Bailey, after which the report was
adopted. p
Tne report of the committee on Orphanage was a
next read and was spoken to by Superintendent _
Vass, who made an interesting and practical
talk in regard to what has and is being done at
the Connie Maxwell orphanage at Cfreenwood. ?
The words of the speaker made a deep inipres- e
sion on all who heard them, and there is little
doubt that this important work will receive a *
liberal support from the York association. At S
the close of Mr. Yass's address, the body adjourned
for two hours in order to take dinner, r
.md to allow the Ladies' Aid Society of Flint Hill
the use of the church building in which to hold 11
a meeting to be addressed by Miss M. E. Me.In- I
tosh, of Society Hill, S. C., corresponding sccre- 0
tary of the Woman's Central Missionary society.
I am not prepared to say what was said or done ?
it the meeting, as the "brethren" were not permitted
to participate.
After the ladies' meeting had adjourned, the
association resumed busim sswitli the reading of
the reports on Foreign Missions and Woman's J
Missions, and interesting addressess were made h
by Revs. A. J. S. Thomas and F. C. Hick son, Q
after which the reports were adopted.
Rev. Dr. (Irittith then made a strong speech
an the subject of education in general and female J
education in particular, which was listened to at- d
tentively by all present. At the close of Dr.
[Jriffith's talk the body adjourned until 10 o'clock v
Saturday morning. " C
On Saturday morning the attention of the as- h
ioeiation was given for some time to routine bus- f(
iness, after which the report on Home Missions
was read and adopted after short addresses by "
Messrs. II. E. Johnson, L. Shirley and Rev. F. li
[). S. Curtis. J
The report on Temperance was read by Mr.
VV. B. deLoach, and the subject was discussed "
from various standpoints by Sir. deLoach, Rev. P
F. O. S. Curtis, Dr. J. C. McCubbins, and Mr. ri
I. A. Tate, alter which it was adopted. u
A resolution tendering the thanks of the asso intinn
tn tho Flint Hill neonle for their un
bounded hospitality was oti'ored and adopted by a
rising vote iifwhich delegates and visitors joined, e
The body then adjourned until Sunday morning _
ifter the regular morning service.
Sunday, the 2nd of October, was a red letter s<
lay for the old church. It was the one hundredth o
mniversary of the beginning of modern misdons
under the leadership of William Carey, the
Fnglish Baptist preacher and cobbler?the man
who set in motion influences which are being
being felt all over the world today and will con- n
tinue to bo felt through all eternity. The peo- ,
pie came from all directions, far and near, and "
by 11 o'clock the large church building was '
packed with men, women and children, eager a
;o hear the sermon which Pastor Curtis was to ?
leliver. Alter the usual preliminary exercises .
the preacher delivered an eloquent and forcible h
termon based on a part Romans i, 1(1: "For it is v
the power of <!od unto salvation to every one q
that uelievcth." The subject was handled in an .1
ible manner, and Mr. Curtis had the undivided *
ittention of his audience. "
At the conclusion of the services, the associa- a
lion reassembled and disposed of such matters a
is were brought before it. Th'e body then adjourned
to meet with the Baptist church at Bel- v
inont, X. C., on Thursday before the fourth Sun- f<
lay in October, ltftKJ, at 11 o'clock, and the dele- p
states and visitors were soon after taking their
leparture for homo, and each 011c feeling that he
was prepared to testify from personal experience 11
that the people composing the Flint Hill congregation
were the most kind and hospitable lie had
ever met. Sam M. (Sitisr.
SHARON SHAVINGS.
ii
Politics?Presbytery at Woodlawn?Rev. IV. q
W. Orr Coming?Texas Fever. |,
Correspondence of the Vorkville Kncpiirer. a
Sharon, October 8.?Since my last, scv- b
eral changes have taken place, especially in f
the political world. Many of the candidates a
have had their fondest hopes realized, and I j
suppose they think they they are very pop-! b
ular men. Some others, however, lind that 11
they are not so popular as they hud reason ' s
to believe. But be it as it may, let every t
Democrat see to it that the whole ticket is
elected by a haudsome majority. Let the
two factions?Conservative and Tillmunite?
work faithfully together. We want 110 ne- c
gro rule or Third party in South Carolina. a
p?i. Mb- Milliliter rinsed his meeting at i s
Wooillawn church yesterday. Kev. R. 1\ j
Ucid did the preaching during the week, hut i li
went to his own church, Bethesda, on Sun-! li
day. The Woodlawn congregation is en-1 g
gaged in preparing for presbytery, which j e
meets at this place tomorrow night at S fi
o'clock. t1
Kev. \V. W. Orr will commence a pro- j C
traeted meeting at Sharon church on Fri- j r
day night before the 3rd Sunday, and will I f<
continue it for several days. I f;
Miss Alice Adams, of Rock Hill, is visit- j ji
ing relatives here.
Miss liettie Caldwell is visiting Miss Lib-; c
bie Kyers. j '1
The Texas fever is getting pretty high in ; c
this vicinity. I hear of several families and j f
young men who expect to go there this win- jg
ter. This speaks rather bad for South Car-| h
olina. | a
Mr. Frank Krown, our depot agent, has v
accepted a position at (Jreenwood, and Mr. i
S. L. Hoblis, of Yorkville, has taken hisjv
place. a.k. |a
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Bines Cansler?Tinic Changed for the Examination
of Teachers,
ierndon Brothers?Want those Indebted to
them to Pay Up. They Buy Cotton,
oseph S. McKenzie, Zeno, S. C.?Two of his
Mules have Strayed and he Wants to
Know Where they are.
V. B. Moore?Is the Agent for York county, of
the Travelers' Insurance Company of
Hartford Conn., and tells of the Merits ol
his Company,
ountv Commissioners?11. J. Love will be at
Moore's Mill, in Cherokee township, on
the 15th of October to let a Contract for the
building of a new bridge over Buffalo
Creek, where the new road crosses it. Call
011 Commisioner Love at Clark's Pork,
for specifications.
>r. W. Byers?Offers to sell a new six room
Dwelling House in Bock Hill, within one
hundred yards of the Graded school.
.ouis Both?On next Saturday will deliver in
town Fine Norfolk Oysters to all who
favor him with an order. Ho will also be
prepared to siipply Excelsior Oyster Crackers.
At his Lunch room, Oysters will be
served in any style desired.
V. ('. Latimer?Is at home again and has a
Fine Stock of Goods which he wants to
sell. Misses Shires and Anthony Returned
with him.
t. N. Moore?Wants to buy Cotton and Cotton
Seed at the Three C's depot.
> T TT 1 ir?,. tr, uni.
i. u. ncruuuii?nan nuiuuiuin^ ooj uwuc
Organs.
fay & May?Tell about tlio Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils, etc., which they offer to Sell.
'. M. Dobson, Manager of "Dobson's Racket"
Tells about New Dress Ooods, New Millinery,
etc., and that Miss. Edith Tall, the
Milliner, has Returned to her post and
will be glad to see her friends,
teard it Inman?Lets the people know where
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Neckwear, etc., can
be obtained,
f. it II. C. Strauss?Announces a complete
Stock of New Ooods, including Ready
Made Clothing. Also offers to Merchants
Coats' Spool Cotton at Wholesale Price.
lOwry A Starr?Want People to read their
advertisement, and those who owe thorn
to make payment. They also have samples
of improved Wheat of several varities,
which they will order for persons
who niav desire to make a good wheat
crop, They also have Rye, Clover and
Orchard Grass Seed for sowing.
V. M. Houston it Co?Tell of their large line
of corsets..
ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
Governor Tillman, on Tuesday of last
t'eek, appointed election commissioners for
\ ork county as follows :
State?Joseph W. Neil, P. M. Rurris, L.
Z. Armstrong.
Federal?R. T. Riggins, W. T. Jackson.
V. C. Hutchison.
"THE COUNTY HOME."
At the regular meeting of the board of
ounty commissioners on last Monday, a
esolution was passed ordering the name of
he county poor house to be changed to that
f "The County Home," and from hence forward
the institution will be so called, at least
n oil nfllrinl rpfprpnfpq And hv tile WUV.
County Home" is by no means a misnomer.
?he present board of commissioners have
uilt a handsome new cottage for the superutendent,
also several new houses for the
laupers, and repaired and brightened things
bout the property wonderfully. The "Couny
Home" is now really a credit to the couny,
and although the prospect of going there
3 not inviting even with such pleasant suroundings,
those who do go may at least
ave the consolation of knowing that they
rill be surrounded with physical comforts
ufficient for their requirements.
NEGRO-ASHES-WOODPILE.
The town of Yorkville was subjected to a
ood scare last Monday night. An alarm of
re sounded at about 12 o'clock aroused
early the whole town, and the knowledge
hat the danger was at the Parish hotel
oubled the excitement. As the crowd
athered, however, it was developed that
rhat might have been a very serious conflaration
had already been checked in its
acipiency. There is a large pile of pine
rood in the rear of the building, and only a
2W yards away. Into this the negro cook
ad, on the night before, carelessly thrown
, bucket of ashes. There was fire in the
slies, and after a few hours it was commuicated
to the wood. When the flames were
iscovered, by Night-watchman Alexander,
hey were making rapid headway, and withii
half hour more would have no doubt
eached the hotel.
CHURCH NOTICES.
Baptist?Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Episcopal?Lay services next Sunday at
1 a m., and Sunday-school immediatey
afterward.
Presbyterian?Rev. T. R. English, D. D.,
iastor. Services next Sunday at 11 o'clock
. m., and 7.80 o'clock p. m. Sunday-school
t 4 o'clock p. m.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. R. E.
itackhouse, pastor. Prayer-meeting this
vening at 7.45. Services Sunday morning
t 11 o'clock, and Sunday evening at 7.30.
luuday-school at 4 o'clock p. m.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. J.
J. Galloway, pastor. Tirzah?Services
ovf Sunrlav nt 11.30 a.m. YORKVILLE?
'rayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 7.45
'clock. Services Sunday evening at 7.30
'clock. Sunday-school at 4.00
DEATH OP MR. R. B. McCLAIX.
Mr. Robert B. McClain, town marshal of
rorkville, died at his home in this place
xst Monday night, of typhoid fever, after
n illness of about ten days.
Mr. MeClain was born in Yorkville on
larch 23rd, 1850, and at the time of his
eath was in the 43rd year of his age. He
fas a blacksmith by trade, and with the exeption
of about eight years during which
e served as a policeman in Yorkville, has
jllowed that vocation since attaining to
lanhood. He was first appointed as a poceman
in 187(5; was superceded in 1883 by
Ir. A. F. McConnell, and was again apointed
to the position in January of the
resent year, serving to the time of his
ecent illness, which commenced on the 23rd
ltimo.
Mr. McClain was a good citizen, fearless
nd conscientious in the discharge of whatver
duty, and had the esteem and respect
f all who knew him. He leaves a wife and
everal children provided for with a benefit
f $2,000 in the American Legion of Honor.
COLUMBUS DAY.
Friday, October 21, will be the 400th nniversary
of the discovery of America. The
ay has been appropriately denominated
Columbus Day," and in accordance with
n act of congress, the president has prolaimed
it a legal holiday, in which all public
usiness must be laid aside. In accordance
,'ith this action of the president, Governor
'illman has issued a like proclamation to
lie people of South Carolina, and now comes
uperintendent of Education Mayfield with
proclamation to the schools. He invites
11 the schools of the State, public and priate,
to participate in a programme arranged
>r a proper celebration of the day.* His
rogramme is as follows:
1. The assembly at 11.30 a. m., of the pupils at
io various school houses.
2. At 12 in. raising and saluting the llag.
3. Song of "Columbus Day."
4. The address.
f>. The ode.
<!. America (to be the closing song.)
The above programme, of course, is only
utended as a bare outline of the celebration,
'he address, which is to he furnished, is to
e delivered by one of the best speakers
rnong the boys, and the ode is to be recited
y a young lady. The songs also, to be
urnished, are to be rendered to well known
irs.
Additional and more elaborate details may
e arranged by the teachers and others inerested
in the schools, but those who deire
to have a creditable celebration have no
iiuc to lose. Right now is the lime to start.
THEY WANTED TO HE MAllKIED.
There was a big row at Green Pond colord
Methodist church last Sunday. It was all
bout a marriage ceremony : a dusky dam-!
el and a colored swain.
Ed Bigger wanted to marry Mamie Wil-!
ianis. Mamie was a good cotton picker and j
er step-father, Joe Williams, did not want to
ive her up. Bigger, however, was persist-!
nt, and with his growing persistence the step-'
ither grew more determined in his opposi-;
ion. But love always finds a way, they say. |
>n Sunday morning, Bigger perfected arungemcnts
with Mamie, and the two started 1
jr the church. Before they had gone very j
ir, Williams found it out and started in hot
ursuit.
The prospective bridal couple reached the
liurcli, on a run, in a state of exhaustion. ]
'lie preacher was engaged in performing the I
cremony of baptism. lie was informed by
lie bridegroom to be, "dat jes as soon as you 1
et troo dar, we's next." Then the two
carts began to beat as one in the wildest
nxicty, for both knew the irate step-father :
ras on their track with a sharp stick.
Presently there was confusion and loud
oiecs at the door. The girl crawled under j
bench, and Ed, the boy, in desperation.]
went outside. He was met by Doc Williams, v
Joe Williams, and William Smyre. Doc and f
Joe jumped into the boy like a thousand of
brick, and Smyre put in his time firing into j
the crowd with a pistol. u
The male members of the congregation r
took a hand in the fracas, the woman scream- t
ed and yelled murder, the indignant preacher
did his best to quell the disturbance, and
for fully five minutes the wedding festivities
were the liveliest on record. Finally order 11
was restored by the arrest of Doc Williams s
and William Smyre, who constituted the f
main opposition to a quiet, orderly conduct
of the marriage ceremony. s
The marriage, however, did not come off. c
The groom had been sadly disfigured during t
the scirmmagc and had lost all of his sentiment.
There was not enough gallantry L
among the successful combatants to insist ,]
on the "triumph of love," and Williams was T
allowed to pull his willful step-daughter from fl
under her bench and take her once more
to the cotton field. j
Doc Williams and Smyre, after being de- r
tained all night, were finally released, but 0
it is understood that the whole affair will be r
investigated "by the law."
ABOUT PEOPLE. J
Miss Grace McElwee, returned to Due g
West Female college last Friday. c
Mr. N. H. Barnes, of Blacksburg, now f
has charge of the Three C's telegraph office
at. this nlace. v
x
Mrs. W. A. Barber, of Chester, spent a
few days in Yorkville last week the guest of
Mrs. E. B. Beard. .
Miss Edith Tall, of Baltimore, the popu- J
lar milliner of Dobson's Racket, returned to
Yorkville last Saturday evening. ^
Mrs. S. L. Lowry, of Jacksonville, Flu., is ]
in Yorkville visiting relatives and friends, {
the guest of Mrs. Lula Gardner. j
Misses Eleanor Shires, and Lizzie Antho- s
ny, in charge of the dressmaking and milinery
departments, respectively, of Latimer's ]
Fashion Bazaar, arrived last Friday. (
Rev. Dr. T. R. English will attend the ,
semi-annual meeting of Bethel presbytery, j
which meets with Woodlawn church, at j
Sharon this week. j
ROLL OF HONOR
Following is the roll of honor of the York- j
ville graded school, white, fbr the month of j
September. ' t
Room No 1, Miss Peck?First Grade?John 1
Oatcs 92. \
Second Grnde?Annie Galloway, 9(1; Wesloy
Bailes, 95; Mary A. Bailes, 93; Nannie Grist, 92;
Emma Russell, 92; Jno Haithcock, 90; Bertie ?
Smith, 90. i
Room No. 2, Mrs. Ida Meek?1Third Grade? ,
Chas. Goforth, 91; Barron Kennedy, 91; Lula
Russell, 90.
Fourth Unulo?Lillian Goforth, 93; Tom Enpr- t
lish, 91. (
ltOOM iNO. .1, iMISH iUAuiun umi?i uw
Grade?Amanda Clawson, 95; Mary Galloway,
94; John Jenkins, 92; Moffatt Kennedy, 91.
Sixth Grade?Julia Galloway, 97; Blancho f
Clawson, 97; Daisy Griffith, 9(1; Fannie Parish, j
95; Mattio Johnson, 94 : Maud Gardner, 94; Lula
McClain, 9.1; Alice Wood, 9.1; Rose Hunter, }
92; Mary Hunter, 91. t
Room No. 4, J. A. Tate?Seventh Grade? (
Rrainerd Dobson, 91.
Eigth Grade?Amelia Kennedy, 90; Harvey
Witherspoon, 90. k
Ninth Grade?Eldred Dobson, 91. (
Enrollment in whitoschool 110; in eolorcd 100. j
THE COTTON MARKET. j
A representative of The Enquirer had a i
talk with one of the Yorkville buyers yester- j
day about the cotton market. One of the
first questions asked was, "Is cotton going '
up any more soon ?" (
"Well, now, if I could just answer that ques- ]
tion," he said, "I could make a whole bushel 1
of money ; but if you mean, do I think it 1
is going up, I'll answer yes. You see, i
according to all reports, the world's supply i
this year is barely up to the annual consump- j
tion, and that takes in not only tho present
crop but also last year's surplus. ]
"But cotton is not likely to get much high- j
er for several weeks yet. The Inmans and (
other large Southern cotton men, don't want <
it to go up. They know that higher prices '
are inevitable, but you see they have not yet ;
been able to load up with all they can carry. <
They are trying to bear the market with j
newspaper lies and otherwise, until they buy <
all they can carry, and then they will be
ready for a boom. I think the tendency of j
the market is steadily upward, but, of course, i
it is impossible to tell. As I told you a while j
ago, if I knew, I could make a bushel of ]
money." <
THE YORKVILLE POSTOFFICE. !
President Harrison has appointed Mr. A. ]
Springs Withers, of Yorkville, as postmaster <
at this place, vice Mr. W. A. Moore, the i
present incumbent, whose term of office ex- ]
pired on the 15th of May last.
There were two applicants for the posi- ]
tion?Mr. Withers and Miss Maggie Moore, i
who during the incumbency of her father, ,
has been acting as his assistant. Miss '
Moore's efforts were made through a peti- ]
tion, numerously signed by white and col- ;
ored citizens in this delivery, and she was ]
also represented at the department by Con- ]
gressman Hemphill. ]
Mr. Withers was endorsed by Colonel C. ;
t nf Will Ktfit.p. (Chairman E. 1
U l JL UUV/j U1 AVVVIk AAtaaj ?s-? ?? ? - _
A. Webster, and several other prominent ]
Republicans. With a Republican admiuis- f
tration the Republican "pull" proved the
strongest and Mr. Withers was successful. \
Always prompt, accurate and attentive, j
Miss Moore has made herself unusually pop- |
ular as a postmistress, and her numerous ,
friends in this delivery will sincerely regret j
her failure to secure the appointment as |
principal that she has long been satisfactori- '
ly filling as assistant. (
Mr. Withers, however, is capable and ex- ,
perienced, in no way objectionable to any .
portion of our people, and will make an alto- j
gether acceptable postmaster. <
Mr. W. A. Moore, the present imcumbent, ,
was first appointed to the position in 1880, ,
.1 : f?lnn.,lnml <i<lminiaf rntirm find .
UUAIll^ lliu VlUYtiUiiu ?iuiUiM*wv>MV.v..| ? | J
two yeurs afterward, under the same udmin- j
istration, was re-appointed for a term ofh
four years. ,
tobacco culture. '
Mr. F. H. Dover, oftlie Grover section, was (
in Yorkvilleon Monday. Mr. Dover, as many
readers of The Enquirer know, is one of
the most ohservent and successful farmers of
Northern York. He realizes that it is neces- j
sary to use means to produce results, and
never fails to study the means. Having
hcen engaged in the culture of tobacco when (
a young man, he knows all about it, nnd
having decided to engage in the culture of '
tobacco again, under existing conditions, 1
hasn't a great deal to learn. 1
"Of course, tobacco can he profitably
raised in this section," he says. "We've got (
the land here, we've got the climate, and all *
we've got to do is to learn how to cultivate *
and cure. One of my neighbors, Mr. E. B. A
McSwairf, shippped 300 pounds of his own ^
raising to Danville last year aud got 10 cents I
- ? .. rnt. _ x.l | I
(i pound lor 11. i no iuuuuuu wild u l uiujiiuii j
grade, and netted him a very handsome re- ^
turn for his care and trouble, even on that,(
small amount.
"Considering the trouble and expense of 1
raising," continued Mr. Dover, in answer to (
a question, "tobacco is easily more profitable
than cotton. You commence preparing 1
your land in February, put out your plants
as soon as danger from frost is over, and get! 1
your crop cured and oil" to market by the! ^
first or middle of November.
"The cost of cultivating an acre in tobac- J(
co, need not exceed $25 on say a four acre |
patch. The average yield is about 700 pounds,j ]
and at 10 cents a pound, which is a fair aver- j1
age, the profit should be about #4"). Of course '
new beginner could not expect to do this (
right away, but with a few years' experience i
there is no reason why even much larger \
profits might not be secured. j j
"Hut take care, when I speak of from $50 j
to $100 profit per acre, that you do not con- j
found tobacco culture with cotton. In tobac- j
co, four or five acres is about all that one
- - .1,
man can handle, but when it conies to cot-1 *
ton, you know lie can handle two or three j
times that much. j i
"The cultivation of tobacco is very sitni- j'
lar to that of corn, and no more trouble. U
Most of the labor and expense comes in the t
worming, suckering, curing and grading. 11
Hut with all this, if you just understand it, I
there is a good prolit." c
Speaking of the way in which the young t
plants are procured, Mr. Dover described ajs
very ingenius plan that might also be of
great service in this section in securing early (
cabbage, tomatoes and other vegetables.
"You see," he said, "you want your plants j <
ready to set out just as soon as the danger :
from frost is over. To do this, we select a i
a place about 12 by 20 feet, usually in a new ! t
ground, burn it oil' to kill all other seeds, |
then bed it up and manure well. Then .'
plant your seed, close the bed with timbers; 1
about 10 or 12 feet high, and tack some light 11
quilt lining or other cheap goods over tlie! 1
toj). To all intents and purposes you have (
a first class hot house, and the rapidity with i
yhich your plants will come up and be ready
or planting will surprise you."
Speaking of his own crop of tobacco this
'ear, Mr. Dover said it was a complete failire,
as the result of an accident, but he is
iot at all discouraged. He has raised fine
obacco and he is sure that he can do it again.
LOCAL LACONICS.
? Mr. M. Johnson, of Rock Hill, widely
mown as "Uncle Miles," has made an asignment
to Mr. D. Hutchison for the beneit
of his creditors.
? A tenement house on West Madison
treet, belonging to Mr. F. E. Smith was
onsiderably shattered by lightening during
he thunder storm yesterday afternoon.
? Night Watchman Alexander was worth
iot less than $15,000 to Yorkville last Monlay
night. That is about the value of the
iroperty he saved by discovering the fire
it the Parish hotel.
xt T'Vinro^ov Tiov. H. I
1XCW3 UIIU VUUI 1C1 , aiiuiuuuj ?.
\ Reid, of York, preached in the Presbyteian
church at Cheraw last Thursday night
ind also on Monday night. The Presbyteians
were very much pleased with him.
? Mr. R. J. Dunlap has the thanks of The
Snquireb for a gallon of molasses of his (
>wn manufacture. It is an especially fine
ample and has a delicious flavor that' is
lalculated to please the taste of the most j
astidious epicure.
? Mr. Joseph F. Wallace, on last Monday,
irought to this office the largest sweet pota- (
o that we have seen this season. It is of }
he Southern Queen variety, weighs 5j j
)ounds, and was raised by Mr. R. M. Caroil,
of Blairsville. (
? Rev. J. C. Galloway, of Yorkville, will (
leliver a temperance address at Sharon A. ,
i. P. church, next Friday night. The adIress
is to be under the asuspices of the
Sharon lodge of I. 0. G. T., and we under- J
itaud that the public is invited.
? Last Friday three.colored men on Mr. J. j
Carothers's farm, in Fort Mill township,
lid some good cotton picking. They com- |
nenced work about 8 a. m., and stopped beore
sundown. Bob Shannon picked 242 '
jounds; Hey ward Withers 204, and Sara
'ce 202.
? We have received a copy of the "Cam- .
iaign Text Book of the Democratic party," '
>repared by the national committee for the !
^residential election of 1892. The price of .
he book is fifty cents, for which amount the
National Committee, New York, will forvard
it to any address.
? The postoffice department has granted
he office at this place an additional allowince
of $30 a year for separating the country (
nails. For years this work has been done i
.vithout compensation, and this addition to
;he salary, though small, will no doubt !
;ome in auite acceptably.
? The Yorkville cotton market lias been ,
lolding up firmly all the week, the buyers ,
lghting each other to the last point on every
jale. The highest price on Tuesday of last
veek was 7J, and the highest price of yesterday
was 7.85. Today strict good midlling
is worth 8 cents.
? By reference to the advertisement of j
School Commissioner Cansler, in another
;olumn, it will be seen that the time for
lolding the teachers' examination has been i
ihanged. The reason for the change is the
act that the governor has proclaimed the J
Zlst of October, the date originally selected, .
is a legal holiday. ,
? Last Monday was sales-day for October.
There were no sales by the clerk, and only (
me by the sheriff. At the suit of Harris,
Potts & Belk, plaintiffs, against T. H. Barier,
defendant, Sheriff Crawford sold one j
louse and lot in the town of Rock Hill, leved
on as the property of the defendant above
lamed. The property was bought by Dr. T.
Crawford for $610. (
? Weldon Meek, Sam Harten, John Wright, ,
fiogan Bryan, John Hall, and Richard Jenkns,
all colored, were before Trial Justice .
Carroll last Saturday for a hearing on the .
iharge of disturbing a religious meeting.
The alleged disturbance took place at the
2ion A. M. E. church on Sunday night, Sep;ember
18. Meek and Harten were com
Bitted for trial, rne oiaere were uiajharged.
? The latest news that we have been able
to secure from J. C. Carter, the man who
was shot by John Sprattj colored, in Fort
Mill, on the 25th ultimo, is to the effect that
lie is still alive but not yet out of danger.
Old man Solomon Spratt, who was so murierously
beuten and .stabbed, is getting along
pery well. Bradford has left the State for
parts unknown. The boy, John Spratt, is
still in jail where he will remain until court,
svhen, if the circumstances are as reported,
lie will no doubt be acquitted.
? The initiatory meeting of the White
Rose Chautauqua circle, of Yorkville, for
the year 1892-93, was held at the residence
af Mr. S. L. Davidson on last Monday night.
The circle begins the year with nineteen
aames as follows: Mrs. W. F. Marshall,
Misses L. D. Witherspoon, Mattie Spencer,
Bettie Jenkins, Jeannette Davidson, Sallie
Davidson, Cora Kuykendal, Daisy Gist, Ma:
mie Lowrance, Fannie Miller, Bessie Barron ;
Rev. Dr. T. R. English, Dr. M. W. White,
Messrs. J. S. Brice, C. P. Lowrance, Tlios.
F. McDow> M. M. Ross, Sidney Davidson
ind J. F. Glenn.
? The selection of a superintendent for
the "County Home" is a matter that is worrying
the county commissioners just now?
the old board as well as the board that will
succeed it in January. The old board is in
favor of the present incumbent, Mr. Wylie,
liut cannot retain him longer than JAnuary.
Fhe new board is determined to make a
- - * -i- .?;i w
mange, out 01 course cuiuiul uu ?u uuh.
monies into office. There are about eleven
ipplicants for the position, all backed by petitions.
The applications were handed in
m last Monday, and both boards were presjnt
for the purpose of arriving at some kind
)f an understanding. The appointmeut was
lot finally decided on, but probacy will be
it the next meeting. In the m^itime, as
ve understand it, the matter stands about
is follows: The new board has submitted
'our names to the old board, with the understanding
that any one of them that may be
ihosen will be acceptable.
LETTER FROM HICKORY GROVE.
Personal and Other Notes of Neighborhood
Interest.
Jorrcspondence of the Yorkvlllc Enquirer.
Hickory Grove, October 1.?Our town
ias livened up considerably in the last few
nonths. Several new residences are going
ip.
Rev. J. H. Simpson and family have mov;d
into the house that was occupied lately
>y Professor Lath an. We are glad to have
hem with us and extend to them a hearty
vclcomc. * Rev. Simpson has charge of the
dickory Grove High school. He is an exlerienced
educator and we feel confident,
inder his efficient management, our school
vill prosper. The primary department is in
ihargc of Miss Moorhend.
Mr. Tonnnie Castles and Miss Mary Leech
vere united in marriage last week by Rev.
1. H. Waddell, assisted by Rev. J. I'. Knox.
Misses Miller and Taylor, of Newport, are
ittcnding the High school here. J
Rev. Simpson and Rev. Knox attended L
lie meeting of the A. R. presbytery at New j
Perth, N. C.
Dr. J. R. Miller passed through our town
me evening last week.
Mr. T. P. McDill and Miss Lois Simpson i ]
vill return to Due West this week. Mr. ,
HcDill goes to Krskinc college, and Miss:,
Minpson to the Due West Female college.
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BLACKSBt'RG BIDUET.
itusliing Their Cotton to Market?Cholera
(iiiaraiitine?Major Jones lias itclurnea j
and Is Prepared to Room Things?The j
Dramatic Company.
. orrespoiidence of the Yorkvllle Kmiulrer.
Bi.ACKSM'Ri;, October 4.?Our farmers'
ire as busy as bees getting out their cotton, i
There may be two reasons why they are in !
such a hurry. One is to take advantage of,
lie fine weather and the other to sell some |
vhile the prices are on a boom. i
The Baptist congregation of this place has j
dected Rev. J. W. Suttlc, of Shelby, as pas- J
or of their church. He preached his first j
icrinon Sunday evening last.
(Quarterly conference of the M. E. church |:
onvencs here Thursday evening next.
The State board of health has opened a
luarantine station here against cholera. A
sanitary inspector has been appointed, and j
ill trains entering the State from the North :
ire inspected.
Major John F. Jones arrived home 011 1
Thursday and received a warm welcome, i;
lot only from his family and immediate <
riends, but from our citizens generally. He i
las been absent about five months, in several;
>f the Northern cities, principally New York j
ind Philadelphia, on matters having the in- 1
crests and building up of Blacksburg in p
new. n
Messrs. M. R. Reese and W. A. Jackins fl
ilso returned from an enjoyable trip to o
Washington, Baltimore and New York. t
Mr. John F. Bolger, having perfected all
lis arrangements, and organized a dramatic 3
jompany at Columbia, will give an enterainment
at Cherokee Inn hall on Friday r
ivening, the 7th instant, for the benefit of t
he Blacksburg Athletic club. The company I
s composed of Miss Lillie F. Pearce, and I
Vliss Sanford, of Columbia; Miss Paul, of C
Cincinnati; Miss Morgan, of New York;
Messrs. John F. Bolger and James F. Franey, t
if Hartford, Conu.; Mr. Lawrence Russell, c
Cincinnati; Mr. H. N. Morgan, of Chata- s
looga, Tenu. From the reputation of all i
,hese actors and from the many complimentlry
press notices that have appeared about
hem, I am warranted in saying that there i
,vill be a rare treat in store for our citizens 1
it the Cherokee hall next Friday night. t
W. A. ^
ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. \
rhe Cotton Market?The Nuptial Kuot?Hard ^
Times Don't Count?Other Matters.
Correspondence of the Yorkviue inquirer.
Rock Hill, October 4.?The last few days
)f fair weather, together with the advance
n the price of cotton, is having a wholesome
affect on business. On Friday and Saturday
>f last week, there seemed to be somewhat
if a rush in the cotton business. Your correspondent
counted some twenty-five bales
in wagons in the streets at one time on Fri3ay.
Trade was not what might have been
jxpected. Farmers are applying their monjy
to their accounts and buying as little as
they can get along with.
The First Presbyterian Church was the
scene of a brilliant marriage last Wednesday
night. The contracting parlies were Miss
Bennie M. Hagins and Mr. J. D. Cox, of
Statesville, N. C. The attendants were Miss !
Anna Dunn, with Mr. C. J.Henry; Miss
Clara Smith, with Mr. J. T. Hagins ; Miss
Jennie McCall, with Mr. Joe Boyd ; Miss
Lilian Cuthbertson, of Monroe, N. C., with
Mr. A. E. Holler. Miss Lula Cox and Mr.
Paston, of Statesville, acted as best girl and
man. The ushers were Messrs. Geo. Neely
and Sidney Freidheim. Rev. McMullin tied
the nuptial knot. The bride and groom took
the first train for their home in Statesville,
N. C., where they carry with them the best
wishes of a large concourse of connexions
and friends.
Hard times do not seem to materially affect
Rock Hill, and all of her enterprises, or
especially the Holler & Anderson Buggy Co.
They have increased their capital stock to
more than double what it was last year, and
will soon give out the contract for more
suitable buildings at some point yet to be
selected ouf on one of the railroads, where
they will have room to carry on a more extensive
business. They will apply for a new I
charter with a capital stock of not less than
$75,000.
Harve McKnight, colored, fell from a wagon
last week and got his right leg broken
below the knee. ]
The store of S. T. Frew & Co., at Fort
Mill woo hrnlron into nilfi lliirht last Week.
The burglar entered by underminding the
hearth. Nothing was missed from the store.
The money drawer was left open, but there
was no money left in the drawer, so his attempt
was in vain.
Mrs. M. F. Miller has moved into her new
cottage in Oakland. 1
Misses Laura Ruff, Blanch Stewart, and
[sabella Wilson, are off for Converse Col- ;
lege. J.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
? The Republican State convention met in ;
Columbia on last Thursday at 4.45 p. m.,
and after an all night wrangle, adjourned
3ine die Friday morning at 5 o'clock. It was
thought that the convention would probably
nominate a State ticket, but it did not do so.
In fact it had no special significance whatever.
It simply resolved itself into the binennial (
fight between E. A. Webster and Ellery M.
Brayton for the position of dispenser of Federal
patronage. Webster was re-elected
State chairman, and by virtue of the office, '
continues in control of the government 1
plums and crumbs that fall to the share of
the State. A new executive committee was
elected, and an electoral ticket nominated.
The platform adopted endorses Harrison i
and Reid, denounces the Democratic party, <
and heartily approves the proposed Force 1
bill. |
? There was a bloody row in Bennetts- ;
ville last Thursday. The trouble was be- '
tween ex-Judge C. P. Townsend and A. J. '
Rowe. Rowe was a witness in a case in !
which Townsend was one of the counsel.
In his argument, Townsend made some remarks
which Rowe considered rather too
personal, and in the afternoon attacked the
offender with a buggy whip. Townsend
tried to get a pistol but did not succeed.
Next morning Rowe was fined $100 by the
mayor. Shortly afterward, J. I). Fraeser, a 1
son-in-law of Townsend, met Rowe and
struck him in the face. Rowe drew his
pistol and shot Fraeser in the left side.
About this time Townsend, with several of
his friends and Rowe's two sons, all appeared
on the scene with drawn pistols. The slieriff,
however, was watching up the difficulty,
and with a posse separated the parties and
prevented what might have been a riot.
Fraeser is dangerously wounded. About ten
persons have been put under peace bonds
on account of the disturbance.
? The old soldiers of Greenville had a big
time on Tuesday of last week. The occasion
was the unveiling of a Confederate
monumeut by the Ladies' Confederate Memorial
association. There was present about
300 old soldiers, a regiment of State troops,
the Ladies' Confederate Memorial association,
and a number of distinguished citizens from
different parts of the State. The monument
is of Italian marble, cost about $3,500,
and stands at the head of Main street at a
point overlooking the city. The shaft is
of marble, resting on a granite base surmounted
by the statue of a Confederate soldier,
and the whole is thirty feet high. ExLieutenant
Governor \V. L. Mauldin presided
over the unveiling exercises, and the
addresses of the occasion were delivered
by ex-Judge Cothran and Colonel James A.
Hoyt. The preliminary exercises are described
as follows : For a moment there was
1 -1 ? 1 r..ll?..,.wl t,? ? it'll/1 ! i
SllCIlCC, UllUUht [)uiiuui| iuiiuhcu ?/j w fi*4v*
Confederate yell which from three hundred 1
veteran throats, was taken up by the mili- j
tary, firemen and thousands of spectators.
An order was given by the colonel commanding,
and the regiment fired a salute. ,
As the smoke rolled up from the guns a (
large Confederate flag shot across the street
on a suspended wire and floated just above '
the statue. Another wild yell, waving of ,
handkerchiefs, and the vast throng stood .
gazing at the conquered banner. Old griz- i
zled soldiers wept like children as they re- j
called memories clustering about their battle '
flag, and then there was silence as Judge j
Cot bran begun to speak.
Slich Has the Cheek.?The Republican (
politicians began rolling into the city yester- <
day, and with them came E. Brooks Sligh,
the young aspirant for Republican nomina- j
tion to congressional honors. :
He is a young fellow, rather genteel in ap- 1
pcarunce and about twenty-five years of age.
At the county convention yesterday he was j'
busily eugaged button-holding the local lead-1
ers, and imbibing confidence from their i
abundance. i
"Yes," he said, "I am a candidate for nom- j <
ination for congress before the Republican ;
convention which meets at Lancaster, on the j
4th proximo, and as I have nineteen out of, |
the thirty delegates pledged to me, am as- j
sured of success. Joseph Clark, postmaster j(
at Lancaster, is also a candidate, and G. G. j
Alexander, who handles the mail at Camden. j
lias been talked of, but I don't think he will:
be in the race.
"If the Democrats count my vote I will be i
elected too, for there are 850 more negroes! j
than whites in the district, and 10 per cent. <
of the whites will vote for me,. With these 1
facts apparent, if I am not counted in, I will 1
contest the election.
"As soon as I am nominated I shall challenge
Strait to joint debate and give him
choice of dates and places, and when he
meets me I can wipe the earth up with him, i
as he does not stand on even the Democratic i
national platform." '
"Do you belong to the Rrayton or the j
Webster faction?"
"1 am in favor of Rrayton for State chairman,
because I look upon him as the logical
man, and I am in favor of any man who
can lead us to success. I look upon the
present incumbent as incompetent, and lie is
doing nothing that would cause self-respecting
white men to ally themselves with the
party. Put this down in your note-book
too: I want a man who will administer the
a Hairs of the party for the interests of the
arty, and not for his own selfish aggrandizelent.
If to-morrow's convention is not inluenced
by unfair means aud corrupt methds,
I have no fear but that they will depose
he present head."
"When did you join the Republican party,
Ir. Sligh?"
"In '90. When I saw my friends and
elatives imposed upon by the same methods
hat had been used to keep down the negro^^^^H
revolted, and have since affiliated with theS|^^|
lepublicans. I am now practicing law at
Chester."
With the remark that he was opposed to
he nomination of a State ticket because he
lid not believe it would win, Sligh again
ought his dusky associates.?Columbia Reg- j
ster, Wednesday. '
Bowden Still at Work.?J. W. Bowden,
nanager of the People's party in South Caroina,
says a Columbia dispatch of Wednesiay,
announces that within the next two
veeks a Third party address will be issued
o the people of this State. The address
vill name Weaver electors. y
Mr. Bowden declares that he thought
Chairman Atkinson's explanation of the aleged
bad treatment of Weaver and Mrs.
uease in Georgia was very weak. He stated
hat he has received several communications
rom each county in the State showing that
he Third Dartv feeling is common among
be Alliance farmers.
"We are not considering the negro," said
ie, "that is a question the negroes will have
o settle for themselves. I have reasons to
>elieve that thousands of them will not go
vith the Republicans any longer. Especialy
do I believe this will be the case among
;he members of the Colored Alliance."
Bowden said that he did not believe the
jreat body of the white voters in South Carolina
would submit to the party lash as they A
lave done heretofore.
&AKlHc
POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all
In leavening strength.?Latest U. 8. Government
Food Report.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 100 Wall St., N. Y.
THE THERMOMETER'S RECORD
For the Week Ending October 4.?Observations
by Mr. J. R. Schorb.
i i a j: .
I H I g | 11
c 1 e, ? , $ ; 3 5 !i 1
A:A A AA A A
Wednesday 28.... 52 j 75 i 67 i 65 j 78 50 ....
Thuredav 29 54 78 71 68 81 54 ....
Friday 30 55 73 ; 71 * 66 I 74 54 .....
Saturday 1 59 81 i 74 ; 70 82 56
Sunday 2. 61 09 1 61 64 71 61 ....
Monday 3 : 48 72 ' 68 63 75 47 ....
ruesday 4 59 65 70 65 i 80 58 .33
Mean for week] 55 j 73 69 66 , 77 54 ! A3
r^d * (\i% i
serial notices.
Preaching at Ebeuezer.
Providence permiting, I will preach at EbenBzer
on the 2nd Sabbath in October at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. J. H. Thobnwell.
Refreshments on Thursday Evening. \
The Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Methodist
church, will serve refreshments at the Temperance
hall on Thursday evening, from 0.30 to
II o'clock.
~~ $799.63?*13,OOO.
Major Julius Mills, of Chester, had his life insured
in the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association
for 315,000, and at the time of his death
had paid to the Association 3799.03. The same
amount of money paid to either of the old
line companies would have bought less than
87,000 of insurance. The same amount would
have cost over 31,700. Below will be found the
statement of Mrs. Mills in regard to the payment
of the claim:
Chester, S. C., September 14,1892.
Messrs. Grist Bros. A Brice, General Agents
Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association, Yorkville,
S. C.: Gentlemen?I hereby extend to you
my testimony that the Mutual Reserve Fund
Life Association, of New York, in which my
lamented husband, Major Julius Mills, held a
life policy for 315,000, was promptly and unreservedly
paid to me in full. According to you
the privilege of publishing this, I am
Very respectfully, Mrs. Julius Mills.
Continually Naggiug.
Those hacking, troublesome coughs that keeps
you awake at night and are continually nagging
at you in daylight are effectually set aside and
stopped by the use of a few doses of Campbell's
Cough Cure.
Won't Know Yourself.
If you feel out of sorts, out of temper, and
mean enough to commit a theit, try a dose or
two of Dr. Jackson's Black Liver Pills. They
willfoften your temper, improve your appetite,
make you feel honest from principle, enable you
to be with ease a better Christian, a more agreeable
neighbor, and better company. You will
delight in taking a broader, more charitable,
and more sensible view of things. In fact, you
will be ready to deny having even a speaking
acquaintance with the man you were before you
took them. Jxo. C. Kuykkndal, Sole Proprietor,
Yorkville, S. C.
Verbum Sat Sapientl.
Siberia Itch Ointment cures the most aggravated
case of Itch in three applications. Manufactured
and sold only by Jno. C. Kitykkndal.
Jttarltcf JEcports.
YORKVILLE, October 5.-Cotton 71 to 8. .
LIVERPOOL, Octobor J.?Cotton 4Jd.
CHARLESTON, October 3,-Cotton 71 to 7j).
NEW YORK, October .3.?Cotton 7 13-10. Futures
closed firm, with sales of 208,800 bales, as
follows: October, 7.08 to 7.09; November, 7.77
to 7.78 ; December 7.90 to 7.91; January' 8.03 to
$.04; February, 8.14 to 8.15 ; March, 8.24 to 8.20 ;
April, 8.35 to 8.30; May, 8.45 to 8.40 ; June, 8.55
to 8.50.
Comparative Cotton Statement*
NEW YORK, September 30.-The following is
the comparative cotton statement for the week
ending September 30, 1892: 1892. 1891.
Net receipts at all U. S. ports, 140,337 227,552
Total receipts to date, 402,529 070,839
Exports for the week, 73,030 102,809
Total exports to date 100,303 202,908
Stock at all United States ports,.. 582,970 015,757
Stock in interior towns, 55,278 57,375
Stock in Liverpool, 1,124,000 677,000 "
Stock afloat for (4 reat Britain <>5,000 95,000
OBITUARY.
Diki>?of consumption, near Bethel, on September
23, 1892, Miss EMILY MOORE, nged
43 years 5 months and 10 days.
Near Fodder, on the 3rd instant, of membrunjous
croup, AMANDA ELLEN, infant daughter
of Mr. M. A. W. and Mrs. Rosa Smith, aged
! years 5 months and 24 days.
TO OUR FRIENDS,
WE expect every man in York county that
owes us on NOTE OR ACCOUNT, to pay
lis this FALL OR WINTER. We arc BIJYiXO
COTTON and will pav you more for it
han anyone else. Don't delay, as delays are
langerous. HERNI)ON BROS.
Octobers 40 4t
COTTON AND COTTON SEED.
X1HE IIHiIIEST CASH PRICE PAlD FOR
L'OTTON AND COTTON SEED at
THE THREE C'S DEPOT by
B. N. MOORE.
HORSE ANI) BUGGY AT AUCTION.
AS Executor of the estate of Dr. A. P. CAMPHELL,
demised, I will oiler at public sale,
:o the highest bidder, at CLOVER, S. C., at 11
/clock a. in., on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20,
1802, a HORSE AND BUGGY belonging to
die estate of said deceased.
W. E. ADAMS, Jr., Executor.
September 21 58 4t .
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE.
ALL persons indebted to the estate of
PHILIP \V. LINDSAY, Jr., deceased,
ire hereby notified to make immediate payment
to the undersigned. Persons having
rlaiins against the said estate are requested to
present them, properly authenticated, within
the time prescribed by law.
W. BROWN WYLIE, Executor.
September .'18 .'It
TOR SALE CHEAP.
IN the city of Rock Hill, S. C., A NEW SIX
ROOM HOUSE with broad hall, closets,
pantry, etc. Good well of water on the back
jiorch. Lot otio acre, enclosed. Nice neighborhood
within one hundred yards of the Graded
School. House will rent for $150.00 per year.
Will sell the whole for $825.00?cost of house?as
I am compelled to have money. Call on, or address
Dr. W. BYERS, Rock Hill, S. C.
October 5 4o It

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