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? "People are fooling themselves very bad-:
ly," said Governor Tillman one day last
week, "if they think the Girl's Industrial
college is to be a $00,000 or $65,000 institution.
The probabilities are that it will be
the most heavily endowed educational institution
that has ever existed in this State."
? Here is a clincher from a Georgia exchange
: "During the war the women of the
South made their meat and bread at home,
while their husbands and sons were off in
the army. Now the children of these same
women say they can't raise their own bread.
Things might be improved if the women
had a showing again."
? The board of trustees will meet in Hock
Hill on the 31st of May, to select a site for
the Girls Industrial and Normal school.
Our Rock Hill friends have done quite enough
to get this school, and now that they have
won it, with an apology, we desire to offer
a word of advice. Don't try to influence the
board one way or another in the selection of
the site. Let them decide which of the
sites they want of those that have been
offered, and give it to them. Strife on the
question of a site will cost a great deal of
money, and necessarily engender bad feeling.
If the board of trustees do the squaro thing?
and that is what it has been doing all along
?it will decide the matter of site without
further assistance.
? The Greenville News and other papers
are all at once strangely becoming ;
strong advocates of absolute prohibition. In
some cases the motive is sharp politics, and '
in other cases it arises from a lack of full j
information. Those towns which have the :
most stringent prohibitory laws, best realize i
the impracticability of absolute prohibition.
The law cannot be enforced unless upheld
by public sentiment, and we have never yet <
seen an instance where it is so upheld. For '
the present, at least until the people are ed
ucated into a better way of thinking on the 1
matter, undoubtedly the best thing to do ]
is to regulate the traffic, and until the con- 1
trary has been proven, we will continue to
believe that the dispensary law is the best
measure that has ever been devised iirthis
State for regulation.
? Editor Gantt published an article in his
paper, the Spartanburg Headlight, recently,
in which the attempt was made to ridicule
Rock Hill. It purported to bo from Yorkville,
and its obvious intention was to create ,
the impression that York county was not in
sympathy with Rock Hill in her efforts to i
get the girl's industrial and normal college. (
We wish the lightheaded editor of The 1
Headlight had been in Rock Hill last Thurs- ?
day. He would not have been hurt at all. (
The fact is, everybody would have felt sorry t
for him; but we are sure that his diseased J
imagination would have never again enter- {
tained an idea of trying to create discord in 1
York county. The "Indians" of this section i
have been driven to the county to the west of *
us. Our people have become educated and ~f
enlightened, and are now engaged in estab- 1
lishing colleges for women.
? The "Wage Workers' League," the new ]
political organization, held its State conven- j
tion in Columbia last Wednesday night. The
roll of delegates, as made up after the convention
was called to order, showed up 182 t
names from eighteeu counties. York was ?
represented by Messrs. H. H. Beard and J. r
R. Warren, employes of the Richmond and ?
Danville railroad at Yorkville. The conven- J
tion was called to order by Mr. J. T. Ride- t
out, of Columbia, and the objects of the J
league were explained by Mr. R. G. Ward, J
roadmaster of the South Carolina railroad, 1
in a lengthy address. He was followed by t
Mr. Cal Cauglunan, of Lexington, who gave j
his reasons why he was going to support r
Senator Butler for re-election. An address ?
iL. -!i! - r> A 1. _ Ci.l. ,1 1 _ t
to ine cmzeus ui me oiuie, prepureu uy u ?
committee at a previous meeting, was read
and adopted, as already published, with a
few amendments. An executive committee
was elected, and at about midnight the convention
adjourned sine die.
? The United States supreme court, on last
Monday, announced its decision denying
the petitiou for a writ of habeas corpus in
the South Caroliua tax cases. The case, it
will be remembered, went up on the petition
of Sherifl'Tyler, of Aiken couuty, for a writ of
habeas corpus to release him from imprisonment
under the judgment of the circuit
court of the United States, tilling him $->00
for contempt in refusing to release railroad
property which he had seized for taxes while
the same was in the hands of the court. 1
The opinion sustaining the circuit court was
rendered by Chief Justice Fuller. The decision
leaves the matter in the hands of the
Federal court of this State, and Sheriff Tyler,
together with Sheriffs Riser and Haines,
will each have to submit to the punishment j
originally imposed?a fine of $ol)0. This j
decision, according to the chief justice,|.
does not effect the issues between the State j
and the railroads that arc in the hands of re- j j
? Several Alliances in the State have ask- j1
ed Governor Tillman, in the first place, i(
whether or not it was true that he had j?
"black-listed" President Donaldson of the '
State Alliance; and in the second place, if *
so, what for. The governor published his 1
answer in the last issue of The Cotton Plant. (
He admits that he asked Mr. Cleveland not J
to appoint Mr. Doualdson to oflice, and says
that it was not on account of the private (
character of the latter, but on account of '
7 j
his public acts. Mr. Donaldson, he says,
was sent to Chicago with instructions not to j'
work for Cleveland, but immediately on his :(
arrival in Chicago, he openly affiliated with
the Cleveland leaders and strove to defeat '
the purpose of the convention which elected ^
him on the natioual committee. When Mr. 1
Donaldson was elected president of the State 1
Alliance, it was with the understanding that
he should not become a candidate for public 1
office. In less than two weeks, however,
he became a candidate for the senate from
Greenville county. The governor goes on J
to say that it was Mr. Donaldson who in- '
corporated into the original railroad bill, the j1
amendment which kept the election of rail-' \
road commissioners in the hands of the gen-:
eral assembly, and gave the railroads the
right of appeal to the courts. This, the i
governor says, Mr. Donaldson did at the j1
suggestion of Bunch McBee. In view of '
these things, the governor says '! could not
conscientiously stand silent without protest- j
ing against Mr. Donaldson being rewarded 1
for treachery to the people and to the Alii- ]
ance." Mr. Donaldson is to be heard in
reply. |
? The evcut of the past week has been the i
naval rendezvous at Hampton Koads, at the i
entrance of the James river, on the coast of I
Virginia. The vessels began collecting in
the early part of the week, and the scenes :
that have transpired are such as are seldom :
witnessed in the history of the world. The I
American fleet was of course on the ground i
lirst to attend to the hospitalities of the,'
occasion, and received each new arrival
with appropriate salutes. Many of vessels
having already arrived, the following description
of the reception of the French
llagship "Artheuse," will serve to show the
routine of greetings that were accorded to
each new Meet upon its appearance at the
rendezvous: "At 8 o'clock, as the bands on
flagships at anchor were playing their respective
national anthems, the big cruiser
came drifting down into the roads under
easy steam, and just as she got abreast of
the "Philadelphia," the American ensign
was broken out from the main, and as its
folds straightened out to a stiff' breeze,
twenty-one guns were fired in its honor.
The "Artheuse" had hardly taken her position
with her two companions, the "Jean
Bart" and "Hussard," at the extreme end of
the fleet, when the water battery at Fortress
Monroe answered her, gun for gun ; then
Admiral Gherardi saluted with seventeen
more guns, and the "Philadelphia" promptly
responded with the same number. These
ceremonies over, the Frenchman turned her
attention to the foreigners in the harbor, and
for half an hour there were regular volleys
of Britishers, deliberate sharp cracks of
Russians, the heavy ponderous thunder of
Hollanders, and the prompt, smart reports
ofthe Italian, as they allsaluted oranswered
salutes of the admiral commanding the new
arrival. By Sunday afternoon twenty-seven
ships of war had collected in the Roads,
and on Monday morning early, they all set
sail for New York, to take part in the big
review which is in progress. The outside on
the first page of this issue describes the
principal vessels of the American fleet, and
gives an idea of the appearance of the shipping
in the harbor of New York at the present
Major S. P. Hamilton, counsel for the
liquor dealers of Chester, filed his answer in
the supreme court on last Wednesday, and
in it he made a grave charge against Mr.
Ira B. Jones, speaker of the house. It was
as follows :
"That said bill never acquired the force of law
in this State because the original bill, which passed
both houses, was altered and changed by Ira
B. Jones, speaker ofthe house of representatives,
at the time or after it passed the house, and
amended as ho saw fit, when it appears in the
journal of the house of date 22d of December,
1892, that no such charges, alterations or amendments
were ever sanctioned by the house of
As soon as the matter was made public,
Mr. Jones was notified of it, and he hasten?d
to Columbia at once. He denied the
charge as altogether and absolutely false.
Mr. Hamilton said that he made the charge
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311 iuii lniormuiiuu, mixing luiciuuv i-auwined
the records in the office of the secretary
of state. He did not pretend to say, however,
that Mr. Jones had intentionally altered
the records. He was willing to allow
that it was the result of a mistake.
Mr. Jones made a careful examination of
the bill in question on Friday, aud repeated
[lis assertion to the effect that all charges of
irregularity were false. He also gave the
press the following open letter to Major
Hamilton: "
Columbia, April 21.
Major S. P. Hamilton, Columbia, S. C.
Sir: Regarding you charges concerning my
ictions as speaker of the house of representatives
!n reference to the dispensary bill, which
charges I have already pronounced false, I
make you this proposition: Meet nic today
it any hour you may name, at the secretary of
itate's office. Bring with you a representative
>f each of the daily papers of the State, or as
many of them as you choose. I also suggest,
md would be pleased, that you bring with you
Colonel John T. Sloan, Sr., and his son, Mr. W.
McB. Sloan, who are experienced in such maters,
together with any other experts that you
may choose, and we will carefully inspect the
iriginal papers connected with the dispensary
Jill, in connection with the journals of the house
md senate, and I will undertako to so convince
rou of your egregious errors in your charges
igainst me that, as an honorable man, you will
je forced to retract them unconditionally. I am
(topping at the Hotel Jerome. Yours truly,
Ira B. J ones.
The papers on Monday contained Major
Hamilton's answer to Speaker Jones as folows
Chester, S. C., April 23, 1893.
The Hon. Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House?
JearSir: Your letter of yesterday was handed
o me at the Union depot in Columbia as I was
ibout to take the train for home.
In your communication you propose that I
meet you in the office of the secretary of state,
iccompanied by Mr. John T. Sloan, formerly
lerk of the house, and His son, Mr. Mac Sloan,
lis deputy for many years, and that then and
here, upon an inspection of the original bill, you
vill so convinco me of my error :hat I will volmtarily
withdraw all the c harges I made against
ou, as speaker, in my reply recently tiled in the
nandamus proceedings in the supreme court.
You seem to have overlooked that what you
erm "charges against me" occu r in a pleading
n mandamus and in no way alleges any crimnal
act or intent on your part. I claim the
ight, which all citizens have, to c riticise the acts
fan officer of the State government, whether he
lolds as high a place as you do, or if he happens
o be someone holding one of the minor offices?
md especially in matters which are to undergo
udicial scrutiny. If I had roceivod your letter
n time I should not have gone to the secretary
if state's office to meet you on any such errand,
s the very grave matter alleged has to be dcided
very shortly in the highest judicial trilunal
of the State." I can infer from your letter
hat what I have alleged in my pleadings as
narges ana alteration.**, ivmni iu> uui .ipjiuui m
he lournal of the house, were amendments to
he bill under the sanction of an old but very
langerous practice in the house, (.not known in
he senate) that where amendments are adopted
vithout a division in the house or a call of the
reas and nays, such amendments never appear
n the journal of the house next day or ever.
I will be very well satisfied if that solution of
he matter is arrived at, as it will relieve you of
he appearance of all intentional wrong in makng
the entries on the margin of the original hill,
ut it will also serve a most excellent purpose
or me in showing that growing out of said
intendments the bill to prohibit the lnanulacure
and sale of intoxicating liquors as a bever- j
ge in this State, except as herein permitted, apiroved
December 24, 1892, never became a law.
I remain yours very truly,
s. P. Hamilton.
This evidently settles the matter until it is
irought up before the court in May.
Secretary Carlisle is engaged in a bitter
iglit with Wall street. Wall street is trying
o force a new issue of bonds for national
>nnking purposes, and the secretary projoses,
at all hazards, to prevent it. Air.
Carlisle is the first secretary of the treasury
,vho has ever dared to run that branch of
lie government independently of the tiuan,'ial
sharks, and the Big Ike's of the street
ire fairly black in the face with rage at him.
For weeks the papers have been printing
dories to the effect that the Austrian government
has been making demands on this
;ounty for gold, in order, for various alleged
easons, to put itself upon a gold basis.
A'hether or not this was the cause of it,
>ne thing is certain, and that is, there have
leen such tremendous shipments of gold
from this country to Kurope recently, that
.lie drain is being seriously felt. The financiers
give various plausible reasons, all of
which seem to be perfectly legitimate, but
Mr. Carlisle does not take any stock in them.
He says the whole thing is a big plot to
force another issue of bonds, and he does
not intend to allow it.
Under the silver act of 1890, the government
is compelled to purchase each month
1,500,000 ounces of silver, and at the same
time issue notes for the bullion received.
For some time past it has been the custom
if the speculators to sell ttieir silver at one
ivindow, as it were, and present the notes
it another window for payment in gold.
The gold is then shipped out of the country
:o partners in Eugland, to be held in trust
until the scarcity in this country forces it to
i premium. They either want a premium
if 2, 4 or (J per cent, or a new issue of bonds.
There was a report last week that Secretary
Carlisle had decided to discontinue the
redemption of treasury notes in gold, and
this almost drove Wall street into spasms.
The secretary declines to say whether or
not he has arrived at such a decision. As
the next move, Wall street threatens to
corner ?100,000,000 of legal tender, present
t at the treasury, and completely wipe out
the gold reserve.
Kecoguizing the impracticability of such
i scheme, the secretary is disposed to laugh
.it the blulf, and lie is reported to have told
the financial sharks that they could go
iliead and ruin themselves if they wanted to.
The country would probably never know it.
If it did, however, it would only receive the
i! news with a certain degree of satisfaction,
j When Mr. Carlisle was made secretary of
the treasury, Wall street had 110 objection.
It thought that he was a very able theoretical
statesman from the backwoods who
j could he bulldozed and humbugged at will.
1 Hut now the street is finding out its mistake.
In John (J. Carlisle it has found the
I most stubborn customer it has ever had to
deal with in the treasury department, lie
j has been studying the methods of the finanI
cial sharks for sometime, and he can meet
their sharpest skinners at every point in
the game.
If Wall street's millions should happen
to get into non-taxable 2, 3 or 4 per cents, it
will not be Mr. Carlisle's fault.
Elections on the liquor question in many
towns throughout Illinois, were held last
Wednesday. They were generally in favor
of liquor. Quite a number of international
boat races were rowed at the naval
rendezvous at Hamptou Roads last Wednesday.
The sailors of the war ship San Francisco
won all the races, beating English, Ger,
man, Turkish, Austrian, French and Italian
competitors. Mrs. Hammond, the woman
who was arrested in Atlanta in connection
with the Gate City bank scandal,
has been released on her own recognizance.
Jackscrews gave away under an
engine at Centralia, W. Va., last Thursday.
The engine fell on five workmen, killing one
instantly and fatally wounding the other
four. Mrs. Almeia Hancock, widow of
Major General Winfield S. Hancock, died in
New York at 4.30 o'clock last Thursday
afternoon. Another terrific cyclone swept
through Mississippi and Arkansas last Wednesday.
Muck property was destroyed and
about thirty people were killed. As the
result of the big labor strike in Belgium, the
government has granted universal suffrage.
Secretary Hoke Smith was quite
ill for several days last week in Athens, Ga.
He is better and has returned to Washington.
The firm of Thomas M. Barr &
Co., coffee brokers, of New York, has
failed. Tennessee miners made an attack
on the branch prison at Troy, Tenn., last
Wednesday. They were repulsed with the
loss of one man killed and several wounded.
More trouble is expected.
Official Ileport of Its Proceedings nt Lancaster
I.ast Week.
For The Yorkvlllc Enquirer.
Met at Lancaster, S. C., April 18, 1893, at 8:15
p. m. Opening .sermon from Acts 9: 6, by W.
G. White, Jr., of Lowrysville, S. C. Twentythree
ministers and forty-one elders present.
Rev. J. R. Millard, of Richburg, S. C., elected
moderator, and Rev. S. II. Hay, Clover, S. C.,
temporary clerk.
Rev. J. C. Kennedy, of Concord presbytery;
Rev. D. A. Todd,' of Enorec presbytery, arid
Rev. II. B. Blakcly, A. It. P. church, were invited
to sit as corresponding members.
Dismissed.?Rev. W. J. Anderson to presbytery
of Western district.
Received.?Rev. W. K. Roggs from presbytery
of Augusta.
Calls.?Bullock's Creek and Olivet called Rev.
J. B. Swann. Betk-Shiloh called Rev. J. M.
McLain. Horeb and Union called Rev. D. A.
Todd. Heath Springs and Kershaw, called Rev.
?* c... ,nr:?nu T L^Hntn
ti. I'. IICUI. OiUClll U11U .u1/.1niu cuuvu uiwuiuhu
G. T. Bourne.
Memorials.?Rev. Messrs. J. R. Millard, 13. P.
Reid, R. P. Smith, W. G. White, Jr., and Elder
R. L. Shaw, were appointed a committee to hold
a service at Fishing Creek, April 30, in memory
of Rev. J. II. Saye. Services in memory of
Rev. II. B. Garris were led by Rev. R. P. Smith.
Licentiates.?G. T. Bourne, Columbia, S. C.,
and Professor Joseph H. Wilson, Ebenezer,
were licensed to preach.
Candidates.?Professor I). P. R. Belk, of Kershaw,
was received as a candidate. The muiio of
J. M. McNaul was restored to the roll.
Missions.?Conference on foreign missions was
led by Prof. W. M. McPhecters and I)r. H. 13.
Pratt. One on home missions by Evangelist W.
K. Boggs. Dr. II. B. Pratt, who was refused
appointment by the assembly's committee, was
appointed by Bethel presbytery to labor as missionary
in foreign field under direction of its executive
committee. Rev. W. K. Boggs was reelected
evangelist for the ensuing year. The recjuest
of the Ladies' Foreign Missionary union
tor recognition and endorsement by presbytery,
was docketed until sessions of churches could be
Assembly.?Commissioners are: Rev. John G.
Hall, Victoria, Mexico; alternate, Rev. W. W.
Ratchford, Walkup, N. C. Rev. J. M. McLain,
Newport, S. C.; alternate Rev. I). E. Jordan, I).
I)., Winnsboro, S. C. J. W. Ashford, Iloreb, S.
C.; alternate, A. F. Anderson, Lowrysville, S. C.
A. II. White, Rock Hill, S. C.; alternate, L.
R. Williams, Fodder, S. C.
Commissioners.?To install Rev. J. 13. Swann,
at Bullocks Creek, April 29, Revs. 13. P. Reid,
W. S. Ham iter. W. k. Boggs, at Olivet, May
f?, T. R. English, J. R. Millard, 1). X. McLaughlin.
Rev. J. M. McLain, at Beth-Shiloh, April
29, Revs. T. R. English and J. II Thornwell.
Next Meeting.?Rev. C. W. Humphreys nominated
as moderator, and Rev. S. II. Hay as alternate.
Meets at Allison Creek church, October 17,
7:30, p. m.
Pastoral Relations.?Between J. M. McLain
and Hopewell, and W. W. Ratchford and Ramah
were dissolved.
Supplies.?Tirznh, Waxhaw, Beulah and Six
Mile Creek, were given permission to emplov
W. W. Ratchford. Ramah, Rev. S. II. Hay.
Mt. Pleasant, Rev. J. 13. Swann.
B. P. Rkid, Stated Clerk.
Mr. James Harris, of Lancaster County, Came
Near Losing His Life Lust Thursday.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
Fort Mill, April 24.?An eight-horse
boiler, belonging to Mr. James Harris, who
lives in Lancaster county, about four miles
from this place, exploded last Friday and
tore up things generally.
The boiler pump had failed to work, and
the explosion occurred while Mr. Harris was
trying to remedy the trouble. Though badly
hurt, by what seemed to have been almost
a miracle, Mr. Harris escaped with his life.
His jaw was broken and he received cuts
and bruises about the head, face, body, arms
and legs. The doctors think that unless he
was hurt inwardly, he will recover.
The boiler cut some curious capers. Rising
from its foundation it barked a tree a
short distance away, and glancing oil' struck
the ground about 100 yards further, end
: foremost, and scooped up about a wagon
load of dirt. It bounced about twenty
yards further and came to a stop against a
tree. Examination showed that the steam
I had blown oil' the crown sheet and the lire
box, leaving the whole front end of the boiler
open. c.
? The president, on last Saturday, expressed
himself to a United Press reporter
jon the financial situation as follows: "The
inclination on the part of the public to acj
cept newspaper reports concerning the intentions
of those charged with the management!
j of our national linances seems to justify my
emphatic contradiction of the statement that
the redemption of any kind of treasury
| notes, except in gold, has at anytime been
I determined upon or contemplated by the
secretary of the treasury, or any other momI
her of the present administration. The'
president and his cabinet are absolutely bar-.
monious in the determination to exercise
every power conferred upon them to main1
tain the public credit, to keep the public
I faith and to preserve the parity between
gold and silver and between all the financial
, obligations of the government. While the
law of 1S!)0, forcing the purchase of a fixed
amount of silver every month, provides that
the secretary of the treasury, in his discretion,
may redeem in cither gold or silver, the
treasury notes given in payment of silver
purchases, yet the declaration of the policy
; of the government to maintain the parity
between the two metals seems so clearly to
regulate this discretion as to dictate the re- j
demption in gold. Of course, perplexity j
and difficulties have grown out of an unfor-1
tunate financial policy which we found in
vogue, and embarrassments have arisen from
i ill-advised financial legislation confronting
; us at every turn ; but with cheerful confi!
deuce among the people and a patriotic disI
position to co-operate, threatened danger, j
! will be averted pending a legislative return 1
to a better and sounder financial plan. The
i strong credit of the country is still unimI
paired, and the good sense of our peoples
which has never failed in time of need, are
| at hand to save us from disaster."
i ? Wednesday night, at a late hour, Joseph
Cook, a clerk in the store of J. 1'. Clayton, i
l at Scranton, Miss., was assaulted and robbed j
i of $1,100. No el uc was given except a wag-1
on track, hut citizens followed that up with i
j the result that Cook's body was found near
Pickott's mill. Ho was unconscious, with
three bullet holes in his body. A doctor was j
summoned and succeeded in resuscitating the j
i victim. Before he died, lie stated that he J
had been robbed by James T. Smith, 0. j
Rolls and Charles Taggart. Citizens scoured
the country for these guilty parties and they j
were arrested while taking the train for
i Mobile. The arrest was made by Deputy
; Sheriff Moore and a posse, and he now has
i the jail guarded to prevent the outraged pop
ulace from lynching the perpetrators of the
j crime. The guilty parties are connected
j with some of the best families in Mobile.
May A- May?Advertise eye-glasses, May's 11
"Correct Fills," tarite, paints l'or flower ]
pots, blood medicines, tobacco and cigars, j
They also announce that they will re-1.
ceive another lot of Pe-ru-na today. j'
T. M. Pobson?Tells of millinery and dress I
goods, white and black goods, cheaper j
than the cheapest and prettier than the s
prettiest, which he claims can be found at "
"The Racket." <
W. M. Houston it Co.?Call attention to their 1
iiUntfinir ami cinolc ilinr tnluiFPn nt tu'nntv. i
live cents per pound. j
j Ionian Brothers?Talk about their $12.50 suits of j
clot hi dr. They also have dearer and cheaper
suits. Boys'suits at 82.00,82."H), $8.00, and
S-'t.oO; and mens' suits at 815, 818, 820 and I
Withers Adiekes Company?Tell about their
Hour, grits, crackers, meat and other eatables.
Also have something to say with regard
to hardware, cotton planters, agricultural
implements, seeds, etc.
Whisonant A* Castles, at Hickory Grove?Talk
about their beautiful dress goods and
Hunter A Gates?Ask persons who have not
made their spring purchases to call and
examine their shoes, dress goods, furnishing
goods, table linens, etc.
W. B. Moore A Co.?Are still offering live
pounds of green eolfoe for $1; sixteen
pounds of rice for $1; three gallons of inolases
for 81; and nine pounds of ribbed
bacon for 81.
M. A H. C. Strauss?Their new goods have arrived
and they claim that they seem to
give great satisfaction as to price and
W. J. Roddey, Itock Hill?Tells what life assurance
is, and claims that the "Equitable
Life" is the best.
Jos. F. Wallace?On the 2f)th of May, will make
a final settlement with the probate judge
and apply for discharge as executor of the c
estate of B. F. Briggs, deceased.
The Rock Hill Machine Works?Proposes to 1
furnish sorghum mills, elevators, shafting,
pulleys, mowers, reapers, cotton gins, saw
mills, etc., and give special attention to
the repairing of all kinds of machinery.
W. C. Latimer?Advertise millinery, wall paper, j
straw and wool hats, tailor-made clothing,
groceries, etc.
J. II. Barnes, the Watchmaker and Jeweler? |
Lets you know where you can buy a new
watch for one dollar-and-a-half?one that
will give you the time of day. <
The semi-annual examination of teachers
who desire to teach in the public schools of
the county, was conducted by School Com- 1
missioner Edwards, Rev. J. C. Galloway and
Prof. J. A. Tate in the Graded School build- '
ing, last Friday. There was present sixty
eight appliclhts, about equally divided between
white and colored. Under the sys- ^
tem this year, there is a separate set of 1
questions for each grade, and the applicants
haye the privilege of applying for which- 1
ever grade may be deemed most suitable to 1
their capacity. The examinations required
all dav, and as the board of examiners have {
* "J
about 400 papers to pass upon, it will be 1
probably ten days or two weeks before any
certificates can be issued. 5
Mr. G. L. Riddle, of Zeno, has given out ?
a contract for a complete plant of roller mill 1
machinery, for the manufacture of patent
process fiour. The plant will be quite an ?
expensive one, with a capacity of thirty bar- ?
rels a day, and the contract requires that the ^
mill shall be in operation by the 15th of next
June. The mill will be located on the site ]
of Mr. Riddle's present mill, on Crowder's ]
creek, and will be guaranteed to produce as r
fine a quality of Hour as is made in the
United States. It will be the only mill of i
the kind in York county, and will be of great r
value to the wheat growers for miles around, i
Mr. Riddle is an experienced miller and
| knows what he is about. The whole north- i
ern section of the county will be under oh- ]
ligations to him for the splendid enterprise. s
On receiving the news of Rock Hill's good
fortune in securing the location of the Win- r
throp Normal and Industrial School last 1
Saturday, Mr. W. B. Moore, intendant of ^
Yorkville, telegraphed to Dr. J. W. Fewell,
mayor of Rock Hill, as follows :
Council Ciiamiikr, Town of Yorkvillk, 1
April 22, 189.3. c
.T. W. Fewell, Mayor, Rock Ilill, S. 0'.: Doar ,
Sir: Allow me as inteiulant of the town of York- *
ville, to congratulate you on securing the location
of the industrial college. It was the ex- .
pressed hope of every citizen.
W. 1$. Moork, Intendant. 1
Within a short time the following was re- (]
ceived in reply : t
Hock IIill, S. C., April 22,189.1.
W. II. Moore, Intendant of Yorkville, S. C.:
As mayor of the city of Rock Hill, allow me, on
behalf of the city, to thank you for your congratulations,
which are highly appreciated by our E
people. J. W. I kwkll, Mayor.
. c
In discussing the dispensary with a num- 9
her of gentlemen in the parlors of the Caro- u
lina hotel, at Rock Hill, last Wednesday 0
nicrht. Governor Tillman made several ob- t
o i
servations that will be read with interest. <j
' I am in favor," he said, "of fostering the
wine industry, and for the benefit of home p
producers. I think it will be well to amend the
law so as to provide only a small license tax y
for the sale of domestic wines. It is a patent l
fact that a wine-drinking people arc not a b
drunken people, and I do not think it wise t
to prevent the development of the industry, t
"Another thing. I am in favor of the sale r
of beer on ice. If a man goes into a dispensary
and you give him hot beer, he will take li
whisky instead. Pure beer is not intoxicat- a
ing. It is only the drugged stuff" that hurts, o
and in the interest of temperance, I think it t
would be a good idea to provide for the sale v
of beer on draft, in palatable condition." t
Episcopal?Lay services next Sunday at j
11 a. m., and Sunday-school immediately
Baptist?Rev. W. J. Langston, pastor. -v
Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 7.45 ,
o'clock. Sunday-school at 4 oclock. i
Presbyterian?Rev. T. It. English, D. I)., c
pastor. Services next Sunday at 11 o'clock j
a. ni., and 7.30 o'clock p. ni. Sunday-school a
at 4 o'clock. Prayer-meeting tomorrow ^
evening at 5 o'clock. I ^
Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. S. A. j ^
Weber, I). I)., pastor. Services next Sunday
at 11 o'clock a. m., and 8 o'clock p. m.
Sunday-school at 4 o'clock p. in. Prayermeeting
this evening at 8 o'clock. n
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Rev. n
J. C. Galloway, pastor. Tikzah?Services v
next Sunday at 11 a. m. Yokkville?
Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 8 y
o'clock. Services Sunday evening at 7.45. j,
Sunday-school at 3.30 o'clock. I
Doc Lanier, a white man from the vicinity
of Hickory Grove, was committed to jail i ^
last Thursday on the charge of murdering |
Joseph Bolin, his grandfather, an old man |}
about S4 years of age. The alleged murder 11
occurred about a year ago. The story is
that Doc went to the old man's house one v
cold night, under the influence of liquor, .
and after abusing him roundly, kicked him 11
out of the house. The old man died shortly
afterward. Doc left the county and re- *"
mained away until a few weeks ago, when
he was arrested on a warrant issued by Trial
Justice G. C. Leech and committed to jail a
as stated above. Lanier looks to be about v
20 or 27 years of age, but says that according
to the story of his father and mother, he v
will not be 21 until next August. lie is tin- a
able to read or write. He not only protests a
his innocence, but absolute ignorance of the
crime with which he is charged, claiming *
that the old man died from thccflectsof grip (
and pneumonia.
( h an<;inu Vasti* ki ;s.
Kefcrring to the interesting statement n
which Mr. S. A. McElwee, of Vorkville, re- j
cently made to The Enquirer 011 the mat-! v
ter of changing cows from one pasture to 1 fi
another during the period from May loth to !
October 1st, Mr. (,'. C. Moore, proprietor of a
the Double Oaks Dairy, Charlotte, N. C\,!
writes to The Democrat as follows : 1!
"I buy cows every month in the year from j n
all directions, and out of many different j ij
pastures, bring them a distance of 100 miles
or more, then when on my farm I change
pastures many times. If we have a long dry
spell, I put all cattle 011 the low land, if wet, c
I bring them (up on high land. To be sure, t
\, . . ...
[ have some loss, for out of 100 or more on ,
land I am expected to suffer an occasional i,
oss, but if the loss was three out of five I : (
.vould soon break. It may be true that what .
Mr. MeKlwee doesn't know about cattle has
jeen torn out of the book, but all the same, {
ie is off this time.
"September and October are the fatal;'
nonths. If dry weather prevails at thisj
season, grass becomes hard and dry and
lusty. Cattle are then subject to splenic
'ever, and unless great care be given to
teep tbe bowels open the food becomes
lacked in what is called the manifolds, and
leatli follows.
"Cattle moved from one farm to another
iro mnrp likelv to contract this fever, but
me pound of Epsom i-alts, to each animal
;vcry seven or ten days, will be found a preventive.
"If the Yorkville man will write to his
jongressman for the agricultural report on
;plenic or Texas fever, he will find a good
nany leaves yet in the book that will pay
js to read and study."
The above article has been called to Mr.
McElwee's attention. "I am much obliged," '
le says, "to Mr. Moore, for his suggestion
is to Epsom salts, but as to the other matters 1
t repeat my original statement. I have paid !
ibout $2,000 to find it out, and whatever may
je the case in the locality of Charlotte, I
ira sure it applies to this section. Mr. Poag,
)f Rock Hill; Mr. Smith over on Broad
ivcr; Mr. Hood, of Lancaster, and other
veil known cattle dealers, give me permission
to use their names in backing up what
[ said."
Mr. W. A. Owen, of Charlotte, is visiting
n Yorkville.
Mr. P. G. McCorkle, of Lancaster, was in
.own this week.
Cadet J. B. Allison, of the citadel is home
jn a short furlough.
Miss Libbie Byers, of Hickory Grove, is
visiting relatives in Yorkville.
Mrs. Joseph Lindsay, of Chester, is the
;uest of Mrs. W. Brown Wylic.
Mrs. Julia E. Elam, of Baskerville, Va.,
9 on a visit to relatives and friends in Yorkville.
Masters Gordon and Claude McFadden,of
Rock Hill, visited friends in Yorkville this
Mr. C. G. Parish left for St. Louis, Mo.,
vesterday to look after his racing interests '
it that place.
Miss Kate Moore, of Guthriesville, has
iccepted a position as saleslady at Dobson's
Racket store.
Judge McCorkle has been quite unwell for
several days past, but is better now and is
xgain at his post.
Messrs. J. C. Davenport, John F. Blodgett :
md W. H. Arnold, of Atlanta, Gn., are in
yorkville, visiting friends.
Mr. J. E. Good, of Bullock's Creek town- ,
>hip, who has been confined to his room for
ibout two weeks with spinal affection, is
growing worse.
Misses Essie Marion, of Richburg; Anna !
?oag, of Chester county; Lizzie Pierce, of J
Newport; are visiting the family of Mr. ,
T. L. Carroll. 1
Sir. R. H. Dobson, of Yorkville, left on 1
ast Thursday for Chicago. He expects to
emain in that city until after close of the '
World's Fair in October.
Mrs. D. W. Hicks and son, Master Duke,
eft for their home at Henrietta, N. C., on J
Friday, after a two weeks' visit to relatives
md friends in Yorkville.
Mr. R. T. Allison, of Yorkville, and Miss '
iessie Carroll, are to be married today at the 1
esidencc of the bride's parents, Sir. and 1
drs. T. L. Carroll, three miles east of York- '
Sir. John B. Good, of Bullock's Creek '
ownship, is to be married this' evening to 1
diss Iola Williams, of Chester. The bridal j
ouple will hold a reception at Sir. J. W. j
food's tomorrow evening.
Slessrs. W. J. Waters and J. A. Tate have *
?een elected as delegates to represent the j
forkville Baptist Sunday-school at the Sunlay-school
convention which meets at An- j
ioch church on Friday morning next.
An incident which afforded lots of amuseaent
to quite a group of auditors, occurred i
in- the Three C's train, between Rock Hill 1
,nd Tirzah, last Thursday afternoon. A ?
nnr hnrt hnpii nrnvided for the trover- 1
ior and his party at Rock Hill. There were (
mly twelve or fifteen people in the car, and 1
he governor, noting the crowded condition t
i the rear coaches, asked : t
"Why don't you bring some of those peo- 1
?le in here? We've got lots of room." i
"This car has been especially provided for 1
ou and your party, governor," said Mr. S. 1
1. Lumpkin, who was in charge. "And," .
ie continued, "those peoplo came down in 1
hose cars, and of course they can go back 1
he same way. They will have as much <
oom going back as they had coming down." *
"Well, we are not going to have anything i
ike that," retorted his excellency. "We i
re not so important that we should monop- 1
lize a whole car of empty seats, with all <
hose women and children standing up, and i
re are not so selfish as to want comfort at
heir expense, either. L'nlock that door t
nd tell them to come in here!" 1
"Very well, governor," retorted Mr. <
jiimpkin. "The orders arc that this is your 1
ar and whatever you say shall be done." (
Accordingly the door was unlocked, and 1
n a few minutes some of the rear passengers I
icgan to fill up the empty seats. Among i
hem was a typical countryman from the vi- 1
inity ofTirzah. He had visited one of the i
lock Hill dispensaries, and being an ardent t
dmirer of the governor, was determined to (
lave a talk with him. Making his way to
he seat occupied by his excellency, he ex- ?
ended his hand with the greeting: i
"Hello, Governor Ben Tillman ; I ain't i
eed you since last November. Howdy do ?" c
"Glad to sec you again," said the gover- r
ior, accepting the proffered hand, "but you a
aenn you haven't seen me since last August i
/hen I was at Yorkville, don't you?"
"Yes, that's it; that's it?Ben?when we ?
/as a hollcrin' for you last summer. Well, I
ow are you gettin' along? Are your folks s
11 well ? How is your family ? Are you t
oing us any good, governor?" c
The governor only attempted to answer c
he last question of the volley. He said : t
Well, you'll have to be the judge of that I
ourself. I am still trying, and I am holdng
the fort yet." c
"That's right, Ben ; you hold the fort and c
/e'll stand to you. We've got a good gov- f
rr.or, and if it was just President Tillman r
ustead of Govcfnor Tillman, we'd be better t
If. I'd rather see Harrison president than I i
Jleveland." a
The governor smiled at his companion's \
llusion to himself and assured him that we
re infinitely better off under Cleveland than
/e would be under Harrison. c
By this time all the occupants of the car t
/ere listening to the dialogue with intense c
musemcnt. The countryman broke out in j;
new place.
"Well ; you are going to the senate, ain't s
ou, Ben ?" a
"That is too far off," said the governor. I
We can't tell what will happen by that r
? ? c
"Well, we put you where you is and we ^
re going to put you in the senate. You c
list keep on holding the fort, and we farmers s
/ill stand by you. You ain't nothing but a i
armer, no now ; is you jjen r.
"I still feci like u farmer," the governor
ssuretl his compauion.
"Well, you is one; but you ain't dressed t
ike you was at Yorkville with clothes like n
aine and an old straw hat." This remark c
rought a volley of laughter, in which his v
xccllency heartily joined iti.
Here the tipsy individual subsided into a
onfidential tone which could not be heard, t
lie governor humoring him as best he could.
Finally Tirzah was reached, and a friend j ir
of the countryman came to see that he got C
off the car all right. ''What are you doing P
here,old fellow?" he asked.
"I am talking to Governor Ben Tillman. tj
The same old Ben Tillman that we all hoi-1 ti
lered for so last summer. This is him. Tell! tl
him howdy." 0
The newcomer shook hands with the gov- &
ernor and informed his tipsy friend that he /
must get off here.
"Well, wait till the train stops," he said, jj
"Byjiugs, I helievc I would just as leave w
walk back from Yorkville, if I could get to w
ride up there with the governor." a
The truin came to a stop and the tipsy individual
continued: "I've got to git off j
here. Ben. If vou ever come around this ! c
way again, come to see me." ei
The governor thanked him with a recip-! p
rocal invitation to call at the mansion if he (*
should ever come to Columbia. Rising to u
go, the countryman took the governor's
hand and said : "Well, good bye Ben. If I g]
git in the penitentiary, I want you to par- c<
don me out; won't you." This request n:
brought forth hearty laughter from all parts C(
of the car, while the governor advised his j
friend that he must not get into the penitentiary.
"But you'll pardon me out; won't you, y
Ben ?" n
The governor failed to make the desired
promise. It was clear, however, that he P
enjoyed the whole incident as much as any
one else on the car, and after his tipsy friend n
had left, he remarked that just such occur- a
rences had grown to be quite common with si
him. S(
, ii
Rock Hill did herself proud last week.
The occasion was the visit of the board of
trustees of the Winthrop Normal and Indus- g
trial School for women, on their tour of in- tl
vestigation to secure a suitable location for y
that institution, and the plucky little city
was on her p's and q's all of Wednesday and
Thursday. ^
For weeks the event had been looked for- g
ward to with anxious anticipation, but being n
of such an unusual and extraordinary nature, b
for a time at least, even Rock Hill was at f
a loss to know how best to meet it. 15
The necessities of the moment, however, ^
brought inspiration. On Monday, Tuesday t(
and Wednesday, every citizen worked with u
all his might. The result was a programme p
well worthy to adorn the introductory pages I
to the future history of what will one day be ^
the greatest institution for female education
in the South?the Winthorp Normal and ^
Industrial College for Women of South c
Carolina. ?
The ideas of Thursday's programme first ^
began to take definite shape on Tuesday. r
As many schools as could be reached in that v
way were invited by telegraph, and a sweep- ^
ing invitation to the balance was published "
in the papers. By Wednesday afternoon, 0
The Enquirer had Rock Hill's invitation c
in every nook and corner in the county, and ^
on Thursday at noon, the biggest crowd of s'
school children ever assembled in York ?
:ounty, were gathered at the Casiuo in Oak- &
land park. ^
The invited guests began to arrive in town v
)u Wednesday afternoon. The reporter for ^
Phk Enquirer went down on the Three ^
D's train with Senator Finley and Represen- ^
;ative Carroll. Congressman Strait was al- "
eady in town, and Representatives Wilborn ^
md Love arrived later in the day. Representative
Elder being a member of the ^
joard of trustees, came up from Ches,er
with the commissioners. During Wed- ^
icsday afternoon, every individual citizen a
...... n
)f Kock Hill seemed to have constituted ~
limselfa special committee on entertainment, 8
uid where two or three were collected to- a
jether, the special committees became gen- e<
jral. Every stranger was the recipient of ^
lattering attentions, and by dark there was
icarcely a stranger in town who would not w
lave been willing to wield a baseball bat in ^
idvocacy of Rock Hill's claims to the favor- P
ible action of the commission. s'
At G o'clock, almost the entire male pop- a
llation of Rock Hill was gathered about the a
First National bank and the Carolina hotel, w
ind on the approach of the train, about a
mlf hour later, the people crowded to the
lepot. A special committee was on hand
.0 receive the members of the board of trus- ?
;ees, who, upon their alighting from the 1
,rain, were at once escorted to the Carolina c
lotel and comfortably quartered. The party v
,vas composed as follows: Governor and ?
Mrs. Tillman, Superintendent ofKducatiou v
IV. I). May field, J. E. Brazeale, Dr. E. S. CI
Toynes, Colonel D. W. McLaurin, Dr. Ful- ^
er, General R. R. Hemphill, Frank B. Gary, s'
IV. N. Elder, Prof. D. B. Johnson and Gen- ^
iral Hugh L. Farley.
After an elegant supper, Governor Till- 11
nan, Mrs. Tillman, Dr. Joynes, Mr. Mayfield ^
ind several other members of the party, re- ^
laired to the hotel parlor and received and
jntertained a large number of callers, ladies w
ind gentlemen of Rock Hill, until 11 o'clock.
Thursday morning dawned dark and
hreatening, and in anticipation of a ruined ^
irograinme, the spirits of many of the most s<
mthusiastic Rock Hillians fell to a low ebb. w
't was decided, however, to make the best P
)f the situation, aud after the commission
tad been breakfasted, the citizens set about 11
preparing to meet the changed outlook. A
lumber of close carriages were drawn up n'
icfore the hotel, and everything was gotten st
n readiness for a comfortable drive about the P'
own, in spite of whatever weather should *"a
At about 10.30 o'clock, a party of little ^
r\,.la fmm tho tlmdpd sphnnl?about fiftv in
j.WO ltv.<. ^ ^
lumber?piloted by Mr. Sam Reid, called
ipon the governor mid party in the parlors
>f the hotel. The delegation was gracefully eceived
by his excellency, who made them fo
l pretty little speech. Short talks were also M
nade by Dr. Joynes and Professor Johnson. After
the little girls had departed, the m
;overuor and his party were taken in charge j ol
>y the committee and shown the various ites
oflerd by the town, and from which i Si
he commission will be allowed to take its; w
ihoicc. The sites arc four in number; one er
in the eastern side and the other three on j he
western side, in and around Oakland ! pi
lark. Jas
The work of investigating the sites con-1 w
:1 udcd, it was decided that the governor and w
ither members of his party should be asked j or
short talks. As soon as this fact became w
loised about, an immense crowd gathered iu i cc
he big auditorium of the high school build- j H
ng. Mr. W. H. Stewart acted as chairman. j of
aid lie first introduced Governor Tillman, j vho
spoke as follows: 1 st
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen : It is ; hi
me of the penalties of official position, thatlbr
he man holding it is always expected to be ! a(
iockcd and primed for a speech, and he is!jg
sailed upon frequently to get up and address !
lis fellow citizens.
I have had some experience as a stump j w
peaker, rough and tumble as it has been,! i"
ind my principal business as a speaker is, b\
litching rocks at some other fellow. I am | d<
ather unused to that style of oratory which | m
leals in metaphors, pleasant words, flattery j.
ind all that kind of thing; but it affords me J ?
ileasurc to meet with the people of York j ar
ounty. There are so many sleepy hollows, i o
many dead towns in South Caroliua, that ti.<
t is n luxury to get into a town that is full'
if ambition and progress. and pulsating with |
ife, p!u<?k and energy. [Applause.] ^
There is life in the old land yet, even if it
s only shown forth here and there by a few *
mrning tapers as in Rock Hill, Spartanburg, cc
md Chester and a few other towns. I speak ac
if these just at this time because they have, fu
vith pluck and emulation, seized the opporunity
to fall into a competition, honorable,
iven in defeat, to secure the location of this
;raud State institution, which we are here
o found. [Applause.]
South Carolina has done much for her di
icn. A hundred years ago the college at I
olumbia was founded, und has been sup-1
orted at State expense. Fifty yeurs ago
te citadel was founded and has been suported
at State expense. Seven years ago
ic agitation for a different kind of educaon,
an education which should teach men
le practical side and prepare them for the
ccupations which beget industries,, was beun
in this State. It has culminated in the
itablishment of Clemson college, another
istitution for men. As I am a member of
ic board of trustees, and you are all-familir
with the purposes of the institution, I;
ill only say that it will open in July, and j
ill be second to no institution of the kind
But while I am proud of the school, I am
qually proud of claiming, as I do here, that
am one of those who started the idea that
outh Carolina should do something for the
ilucation of her daughters also, and it is a
roud thing for me to know that however
ivided we may he in other things, we are a
nit in our determination to provide for the
ilucation of our daughters and give them j
n equal showing with our boys. And why j
lould we not ? The mothers of this
nuaann f m O t*C t It n ft 11 11 fP 1
JUUll J lilt/ JHlOViH UlVlllVIO| Vitv tuvuiv |
lothers?are the hope of it. What further
an I say to you ?
I take this opportunity, as chairman of
ais board, to thank you for your kindness
nd courtesy to us. I tako this opportunity
lso to thank you for the example which by
our push, energy and intelligent discrimiation,
you have shown to some of the dead j
awns, which after you have secured the;
rize, will step in and go to whining that
bey should be given another chance.
We were shown much courtesy and kindess
yesterday. I shall have nothing to say
gainst Chester. Y'e were shown beautiful
ites on which to build a school. I would
ay, however, that you have shown us equal
aterest in the school and shown equally
retty sites. You are in the race, and while
could not pretend to say what our final
etion will be until we have made a complete
xamination of the advantages offered by
partanburg, I will say this, that if you win
tie school, you will win a prize of which
ou may be proud, and which will be here
3 glorify you down to posterity. If you
ase it?if the trustees, in their judgment,
ecide that other places offer better advan- j
ages, and it is better for the interest of the |
tate to locate it elsewhere, I know you are j
ot going to grumble. You have too many
eautiful girls, and you are determined to
end them to that school, no matter where it
i located.
I will close by saying what I did at Cheser:
"Whether you win or lose it, it is better
a have entered the race than to have remined
asleep, because your town and your
luck and energy are shown to the world,
t is better to have run and lost, than not to
ave run at all." [Applause.]
Governor Tillman was followed by Dr.
oynes, who made some happy remarks, very
omplimentary to the High School and to
lock Hill. General Hemphill made an adress
in which he touched on Woman sufage,
and told of his recent experience at a
woman's rights meeting in Washington. Mr.
). B. Johnson congratulated Hock Hill on
he fact that now that it was about 21 years
f age, it sought to take unto itself a woman's
ollege. Dr. Joyues suggested that as Projssor
Johnson was over 21 years old, be
hould do something of the kind, and Mr.
tewart promised that if the board would
ive Rock Hill the school, he would guarnn2e
Professor Johnson a wife. General Farley
'as also called upon for a speech. During
is remarks, he took occasion to say that he
ms in favor of woman's rights also, but like
'rofessor Johnson, he had been left out in
he cold. He was a living monument to
'omau's neglect. Mr. Stewart suggested
,iat the college would provide for General
'arley also.
After the speaking in the High school
uilding, the party drove back to the hotel,
nd at 4 o'clock, partook ot a spienaia diner.
After dinner, the governor received
reetings from a large number of friends,
nd shortly before 7 o'clock the party board[1
the Three C's train, on its way to Sparinburg.
Mrs. Tillman remained in Rock Hill. She
ras seized with a sudden illness on Wednesay
night, and did not feel able to accomany
the party any further. By invitation
lie became the guest of Mrs. W. L. Roddey,
nd remained in Rock Hill until Saturday
fternoon, when she returned to Columbia
rith the governor, who called for her on his
-ay back from Spartanburg.
The special train from Blacksburg reached
lock. Hill shortly before 10 o'clock on
'hursday, in charge of Captain Boxtell. It
onsisted of five coaches, literally packed
rith people from Blacksburg, Smyrna,
road River, Hickory Grove, Sharon, Yorkill,
Tirzah, Newport and Old Point. The
rowd was also augmented from Fort Mill,
atawba Junction, Roddey's, Leslie and the
jrrounding country. Upon the arrival of
le train, the weather was quite threatening,
nd the children were unloaded nt the Casino,
l Oakland, where they were welcomed by
Ir. J. J. Hull. As the weather got more
ivorable, the people drifted over toward
le town and amused themselves in various
ays until time to leave.
The commission left the people of Rock
[ill anxiously discussing their chances of
muring the school, and Mr. W. H. Stewart
ent with the board to Spartanburg for the
urpose of. telegraphing the final result at
ic earliest possible moment. Citizens relained
around the telegraph office until af;r
12 o'clock on Friday night, and when the
ews finally arrived that Rock Hill won the
:hool by a vote of 8 to 2, they proceeded to
aint the town red, carrying their rejoicing
,r into the next day.
The board of trustees will meet in Rock
ill on May 31, for the purpose of deciding
pon a site and electing two local trustees
7 the school.
? Governor Tillman bought an elevator
r the State dispensary from the Rock Hill
achine works last week.
? Robert Wisher, a white man, was com4/-v
Incf 'Phni^crlnv nn t.h#>
' breaking into Castles's store at Smyrna..
? There was a slight frost on last Saturday, !
anday and Monday mornings. So far as
e have learned, however, it did no consid- |
able damage. .
? A Yorkyille lady, who was one of the j
cnic party to Rock Hill last Thursday, i
iks The Enquirer to say : "Oh, our trip j
as just delightful, and the ladies over there j
ere just as kind to us as they could be."
? The supreme court, on Thursday of last
eek, aflirmed the judgment of the circuit,
>urt in the case of L. C. Younger against,
enry Massey and others. The judgment:
' the circuit court is in favor of plaintiff'.
? A little negro hoy on Mr. John Feeni- j
er's place, in Bullock's Creek township, j
as kicked on the head by a mule last Sat-1
day. 'Hie skull was broken badly and the
ain protruded from the fractures. At last:
icounts the hoy was still alive, hut there j
little hope of his recovery.
? There are no now developments in the;
aterworks question. The committee hav-1
g the matter in charge is receiving letters,
r almost every mail from contractors who
;sire to hid on the work, hut as Mr. Hardan's
plans and specifications have not yet j
ten received, these letters are not beiiig
? Special attention is called to the adverjemeut
of the Rock Hill Machine Works
another column. Within the past few
;ars these works have become one of the
ost important of the kind in the State,
he management is prompt, reliable and
lurteous. It is worth while to read their
Ivertisement, and it will pay to write for
rther information.
? ine 1 orK county representatives in tne
gislature held a meeting in Rock Hill last:
hursday to agree upon a board of control
r this county, under the provisions of the j
spensary law. They decided to recom-|
mend tho appointment of the following
named gentlemen : \V. B. Moore, of Yorkville:*T.
Beckham, of Hock Hill; and W.
F. Dye, of Blacksburg. It is understood
that the governor will make his appointments
according to this recommendation.
? Dr. I. G. Burton, of the firm of Burton
Bros., dentists, of Asbury Park, X. J., and
his assistant Dr. T. if. Pratt, who were at
the Parish hotel last week, introducing their
anesthetic "Algiue," for the painless extraction
of teeth, returned home last Friday,
having been summoned there on account of
business. While here the doctors extracted
quito a number of teeth for different people,
and nearly every patient expresses entire
satisfaction at the result. Both of the doctors,
during their short stay in Yorkville,
made quite a number of friends, who were
sorry to see them leave so soon.
? Whether Governor Tillman's visit to
Hock Hill has had, or will have, any politi- .
cal effect, of course we do not pretend to
say, for we do not care; but one thing is I
certain, and that is that the people of Rock I
Hill and Governor Tillman have a much
higher regard for each other personally.
The governor showed in every move that he
was fully informed on the business at hand
and knew exactly what he was about.
There was no prejudice on either side and it
was easy to see that the governor made a
favorable impression on all with whom he
came in contact.
Early Strawberrlen?Congratulation* to Bock Hill?
VUlted tlx* Naval Rendwsvoun?Other Note*.
Correspondence of The Yorkvllle Enquirer.
blacksburg, April 25.?The cool weather
and strong winds which have prevailed during
the past week, have hindered the growth
of vegetation and damaged the fruit to a
very slight extent. However, there is an
abundant crop of the latter left. Mr. Joseph
Black, of our place, has been selling
strawberries from his garden for the last ten
Although the season is rather late, yet the
weather has been favorable, and our farmers
are generally well along with their planting
and preparations for another crop.
We all rejoice in Rock Hill's success and
good fortune in obtaining the prize for which
she nobly contended?the State Industrial
School for girls?and extend Blacksburg's
congratulations to her spirited and progressive
citizeus. I hope they will reap all the
prosperity they so richly merit, and have
only to suggest that whenever the girls
need a little recreation, bracing mountain
air, pure water, and picturesque scenery,
tbey be sent to Blacksburg for a few days.
Several of our citizens, among whom were
Mrs. A. Tripp, Messrs. Fred and John Tripp,
and Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Freeman, attended
the World's fair naval review, at Hampton
Roads, last week. They had fine opportunities
for witnessing the grand display, and
were highly delighted with their trip. They
speak in terms of highest praise of Mr. Tom
Whisnant, brother of Messrs. J. J. and C. L.
Whisnant, of our town, and at present superintendent
of the Seaboard and Roanoke
railroad, to whose generous hospitality and
kind attentions they owe much Of their enjoyment
and success in obtaining the best
views of all the different squadrons.
Mrs. J. W. Thomson was summoned this
morning to the marriage of her sister, Miss
Fannie Carlton, which will be celebrated today
at the residence of their father, Mr. J.
W.Carlton, in Spartanburg. The groom is
Mr. Wm. Lytle, of North Carolina, now a
resident of Atlanta.
Mr. Wm. Borders and Mr. Geo. Moore are
erecting handsome and commodious residences,
the former on Carolina and the latter
on Cherokee street. w. a.
A Historic Flagstaff?Progress of the Work at
Lockhart Shoals?Mad Hog?Carelessness With
Correspondence of the Yorkvllle?Enqulrer.
Etta Jane, April 22.?The flagstaff upon
which the first Secession flag was hoisted in .
this part of the country, "when the State seceded
in 1860, is still standing. It is fastened
with iron cuffs to the gable end of the old
storehouse at Skull Shoals postoffice, in
this county. It is either poplar or maple
wood, and is in a good state of preservation.
Several years ago, when Mr. A. A. Smith
had the house recovered, the carpenters
wanted to take it down, but he chose to let
it remain as a part of the history of this
Mr. W. G. W. Going, of this county, has a
"minute" button he wore on the night that
President Lincoln was burned in effigy at
Union in 1860. It is a Palmetto button set
in a rosette made of blue ribbon, half an inch
The work on the Lockhart Shoals cotton
mills is progressing finely. About 100 hands
are at work upon the building. It is expected
to be up in readiness for this year's . '
crop. The work on the factory at Union
court house is getting along very well, too,
and will also be in running order by fall if
nothing happeus.
Present indications are that Union county
will put at least three factories to work during
the present year.
A mad dog was killed by Mr. P. Y. Poole,
a few days ago. It had bitten several other
dogs which have been or will be killed.
Corn planting is getting pretty well
through with. Most of our farmers will try
and raise their corn and other food crops
and make cotton a surplus this year. The
present low price of cotton will no doubt
increase the area of the corn crop.
Several fires have been put out in different
parts of the county with evil intent, no
doubt. This has been especially the case
on Pea Ridge, where a good deal of land has
been burned over and a lot of cordwood destroyed.
The people of that section have
formed vigilance committees to look after
such work, and if the offenders are caught,
they will be roughly handled, no doubt.
Front?l'p With Their Work?.School Building to
Be Erected?Public School Cloned?Personal
Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer.
Sharon, March 24.?Several frosty mornings
last week did some damage to corn.
Cotton was not hurt for the reason that it
is not up yet. Farmers generally think the
corn will come again.
The farmers are well up with their work <"
for this time of year. Some of them (they
say) can find nothing more to do.
The contract for our school building has
been let to Mr. J. A. Graves, of this place.
It is likely that the building will be complete
i... ?i... v,?
leu uy iiic iai/ ui ucpicuiuci,
The public school closed here last Wednesday,
and teacher and pupils went to Kock
Hill ou Thursday. They were all much
pleased with the trip and are glad that Rock
Hill got the industrial school.
Miss McCorkle, who has had charge of the
school at this place, leaves for her home at
Shelby tomorrow.
A sacramental meeting will be held at
Sharon A. Ii. P. church next Sunday,
preaching to begiu on Friday before. The fi>~
pastor will be assisted by Rev. R. M. Stephenson.
Miss Belle Good is on a visit to relatives
in Kershaw.
From all appearances there will soon be
another break in the bachelor's association.
Two of the older ones, who have been here
more than four decades, seem to be getting
very soft on the ladies.
Mrs. J. S. Harkness is quite sick.
Mr. J. A. Byers nttended the meeting of
Bethel Presbytery at Lancaster last week.
Editor of Thf. Enquirer : I am not a
chronic kicker, but I desire to protest against
the riding of bicycles on the sidewalk at night. . /
It is not only very inconvenient to pedestrians,
but positively dangerous, no matter what
may be the precautions of the rider. I like
to see young people enjoy themselves and
have nothing to say against their use of
the sidewalks in daytime, but I think the
linn chni 11A ho rtfOWtn nf?nlnof ounh *
?"v oijumiu uv uiunu Ugtuuoi r>Ui;il UU3l"a ttv
night. Caution.
Yorkville, April 24, 1893. /
? M. A. Ward law, a prominent and highly
respected young man of McCormick, was
shot and probably fatally wounded last Friday
by Jack Price, a shiftless character. At
last account Price had not been arrested.
The dispute which resulted in the shooting,
grew out of a trivial matter.

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