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? Sam Jones has a way of getting next to even the toughest of sinners. John J. Ingalls went to hear Mr. Jones preach at Nashville, Tenn., one night recently. After the sermon, Ingalls went up to the pulpit and shook hands with the preacher and assured hiin : "I endorse every word you say." The telegram containing the story concludes with the information that Ingalls was to deliver a lecture the next night. Possibly his enthusiastic endorsement of the evangelist was nothing more than a smart advertising dodge. , ? A somewhat novel marriage ceremony took place near Murphy, N. C., recently. John T. Wall and MissElber Kaxter wanted to get married. They lived on one side of Valley river, and Trial Justice Joe Parker, lived on the other. The river was greatly swollen by recent rains and it was impossible to cross it. The young people came to one bank and the trial justice to the other. rni? t*?op onrncc 1 UC IUUITIU^C t'Cl CLUVilJ Vt UO 1V1 UJVU aut V^vj the water. The groom's best man threw the trial justice a silver dollar, and the happy couple went their way rejoicing. ? The Jeffersonian Democrats, or Kolbites, of Alabama, and the People's Partyites, of Alabama, have consolidated and nominated a full State ticket, in opposition to the regular Democratic organization. Reuben F. Kolb, of Montgomery, will be the candidate of the consolidated party for governor. The platform demands the free coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1*; an expansion of the currency to $50 per capita; a graduated income tax ; the removal of the convicts from the "mines; tariff revenue only; better education for the masses, etc. The convention, which was held last Thursday at Birmingham, was not very largely attended. ? Dispatches from Memphis, Tenn., say the Mississippi river floods of last year will be repeated this spring. The river has been rising rapidly for several days, and last Monday night the gauge registered 21 feet 6 inched?three feet higher than on Friday. This is the highest point ever known at this season of the year. The danger line at Memphis is 32 feet, but as all the upper rivers are full and sending down enormous bodies of water, it is probable that those figures have already been reached on the gauge. The Cumberland, Tennessee, St. Francis, White and Arkansas rivers, are on the rampage, and the inhabitants of the lowlands have beeu driven to the valleys. ? At the recent auction sale of the Richmond and West Point Terminal company's assets, the several parcels were each bid in by C. H. Foster, of Drexel, Morgan & Co., for the reorganization committee. The assets consisted of stocks bonds, and various securities, and included the judgment of the Richmond Terminal company against the Richmond and Danville Railroad company for $2,750,074, 58,000 shares of the common stock of the . East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad, and claims against individuals and corporations aggregating some $S,000,000. Prices were low. For $5,000 worth of Richmond and Danville 5 per cent, gold bonds, $3,200 was paid. The 58,000 shares of East Tennnessee, Virginia and Georgia common stock sold for $350, and the 3,910 shares of second preferred stock, $800. The $2,750,074.76 judgment against the Richmond and Danville company, was sold for $50. The total sales realized only $6,992. ? The house of representatives, on last Wednesday, sustained the president in his course toward Hawaii, by a strict party vote of 177 to 75. It will be remembered that during the latter part of the last administration, with the assistance of an American gunboat, some Americans overthrew the Hawaiian government and undertook to annex the islands to the United States. President Harrison was in favor of the scheme, and it would have undoubtedly gone through, except for the election of Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland investigated the matter, and after finding that the American navy had been used in perpetrating what might be described as an act of piracy against a friendly nation, repudiated all that had been done, aud commenced steps to restore the queen of Hawaii to her throne by means of the same power through which she had been robbed of it. Before he carried out his purpose, however, congress took charge of the matter and reviewed the proceedings of both Harrison aud Cleveland. The resolution endorses all that Cleveland did up to the time the matter was taken out of his hands by congress. ? The taxpayers of Kentucky are required to sign a printed oath after making up their tax lists. General Cassius M. Clay, of Whitehall, after erasing this, wrote and signed the following of his own : "The signer solemnly swears that the railway corporations of the State and nation have taken possession of the highways and exercise on ; him and his lands and personal estate unlimited power of taxation, when he has no representation, and their decrees are enforced by a hireling army under the name of detectives, using force without orders from State or nation ; that, on the 18th day of September, 1S92, he had not made a dollar on his personal and real estate, but, on the contrary, had expended several hundred dollars in the payment of his laborers; that he has nothing that he can sell at a profit, and, having been reduced from affluence to pov erty, while houcstly working for u living, and | paid all to the usurping railways and their I allies, the plutocracy of the United States,j he is unable and protests against paying any thing more to the commonwealth of Kentucky, or to the United States of America, I except under forcible compulsion, until the! once Republic resumes the liberties inherited by our fathers. And God defend the right." j ? It would be interesting, says the New , York Recorder, to know in just how many i States an income tax is already an establish- j ed thing. It is in Massachusetts certainly,; to name a typical Republican State. It is' in Virginia also, to name a typical Democrat- j ic State. Virginia, by a law passed in 188-1, taxes all incomes in excess of SGOO a year, whether derived from rents, salaries, interests on notes, stocks, bonds and other seeur-! ities not other otherwise taxed. Massachusetts has for many years levied an income ' tax on all incomes in excess of $2,000 a year, j unless they are derived from property sub- i ject to taxation. Incomes derived from any j trade or profession or from salaried employment, or from annuity, or from ships engaged in foreign trade, are all subject to the in-' come tax gatherer in [Massachusetts. The: supreme court of Massachusetts has upheld the income tax law by a decision enforcing it. It may, therefore, be assumed that it is not a "monarchial tax" in any other than a newspaper sense, because if it were it would be unconstitutional. Pennsylvania taxes the incomes or net earnings of all corporations, foreign insurance companies and banking concerns, private or incorporated, :? per cent. ? Mississippi has a big sensation in the case of Win. Purvis, a white man aged about j 21 years, who was hanged on last Wednes day, and who is still alive. Purvis was aj "White Cap," and was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of William Buckler last July. There was a crowd of several thousand people to witness the hanging. When the sherilF sprung the trap, the noose came loose, and instead of Purvis's neck being broken, it was only slightly scratched. Purvis, however, was thrown into insensibility by the shock. When lie; came to, he implored a bystander: "For j God's sake get me out of this." There were ; several preachers present. They became very much worked up and implored the sheriff not to hang Purvis again. The sheriff took a vote of the big crowd, and the de-, cision was unanimous that the execution be postponed until the matter be laid before the governor. There is a growing belief that Purvis is innocent, and was saved by Provi-' dential interference, though some people believe that the slipping of the noose was a put up job on the part of the sheriff. Nearly everybody in Purvis's county will ask for his pardon. If the governor refuses to sign the pardon, the fellow will have to be resentenced before he can be executed. ? A Carson, Nov., special tells the biggest meteor yarn that has been published for several years: "On the night of February 1st, about 10 o'clock, a brilliant meteor shot over western Nevada and eastern California, illuminating the heavens for a space of several seconds. The illumination was followed by a low rumbling and shock as it hy an eartnquake. It has now been ascertained that the meteor struck about live miles from a railway station called Candalaria, in Esmeralda county, about 140 miles from here. People there who saw the meteor describe it as an immense body of fire, with a tail like a comet. As it rushed through the air it made a noise like the noise of a sky rocket just as it started upward. At Candalaria | many people were greatly alarmed at j the sudden appearance of a great ball of ; fire. Suddenly it seemed to burst in the air, i and then the light disappeared. Then came i a strange rumbling noise, and also a shaking i of the earth. The report here is that houses in Candalaria were shaken as if by an earthquake. People have made wild estimates of j the weight of the meteor, some in their excitement saying it must have weighed 100,i 000 tons to cause such a shaking of the | earth. Friday morning a party was organ! ized and started in search of the meteor. ! Toward evening the searchers began to find ; broken branches which 'ad been knocked j from trees by flying fragments, sage brush torn up by the roots and holes in the earth, | which had been gouged out by pieces of the ! meteor. Finally they came upon a huge ! hole nearly 100 feet across, where the larger | portion had fallen. It struck on a bare | knoll composed of sand and rocks. One report is that the ground was hot about the hole, ana hence that close examination was impossible. Pieces were found iu t|ie neighborhood within a circle, a mile in diameter. The surface of the earth for several hundred yards is scarred by pieces of meteoric stone." ihc (grnquim. YORKVILLE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1894. ? Mr. W. W. Ball, for several years editor of the Laurens Advertiser, has assumed editorial control of The Columbia Journal. Mr. Ball is a writer of undoubted ability, and he can be depended upon to make The Journal a real first-class newspaper. ? The senate committee on the judiciary has decided to report the nomination of Peckham, to be supreme court justice, to the senate without recommendation. The reason of this is because the committee vote on the nomination was a tie. The chances of the senate's confirming or rejecting the nomination seem to be about even. ? The Columbia State reminds The Enquirer that the income tax proposition does not constitute a plank of the Democratic platform. Since our attention has been called to the matter, we have again referred to the platform and find that for once The State is correct?that is, that sure enough the platform does not contain an income tax plank. However, we have no apologies to make. The proposition is good Democracy, and the Democratic house deserves all the more credit for trying to enact it into law. ? Hon. Wm. L. Wilson, chairman of the ways and means committee, was recently invited to speak at a banquet given by the New York board of trade, on the subject of the tariff, aud after he got well into his speech, ho was disgracefully snubbed by his entertainers, who hissed him and yelled "cuckoo." Mr. WTilson bore the insult meekly, but the incident has aroused a great deal of honest indignation throughout the country. Of course the New York board of trade has a right to be opposed to tariff reform, but it certainly has no right to snub an invited guest. ? Commissioner Traxler has announced a reduction of fifty cents a gallon on all whiskies sold through the dispensary. This will be quite a blow at the saloon element of opposition to the dispensary system. It is an undoubted fact that this opposition is based rather on price than on principle, and if the dispensary meets competition in price, it will all the sooner cripple the "blind tiger." Of course there is a great deal of solid principle involved in the opposition to the dispensary law, but at the same time it is quite apparent that there is also much sordid hope of gain. ? Richard Croker, the Tammany chief, says the income tax features of the Wilson bill will defeat the Democratic party in New York. Croker has long been known as a priuce of politicians, but in this case he is either wilfully misrepresenting thiugs, or his j judgment has become fearfully warped. In j all the United States there are only about j 80,000 people who will have to pay an income tax, and we venture that of the 12,000,000 or 14,000,000 voters remaining, not 10 per cent, would be opposed to it. Nine people out of ten can see the justice of the measure after a moment's reflection, and a large per cent, of those who would not see the merit of it, would favor it from personal' interest. ? Political gossip around Washington indicates an early renewal of the silver fight on the plain issue of free and unlimited coinage at a ratio of 1G to 1. There was never a more opportune time for such a fight, and j we would like to see it come up again during ' the present session. The chances are that silver would win. There is no doubt about | the fact that President Cleveland used all; the power of the administration to force the unconditional repeal of the Sherman law. He distributed patronage to those who voted his way, and ignored those who refused to vote as he wanted them to. Unconditional repealers were his friends and free silverites were his enemies. He had the means with J which to punish his enemies and reward his i friends, and the result was not surprising. But now things are different. Most of the patronage is gone. The constituency at home is still clamoring for the free coinage of silver. Next summer the congressmen will all have to give accounts of themselves. We venture that many of them will be glad of an opportunity to again vote on the silver question. They want to show that in voting for unconditional repeal, they were honestly working for himetalism, and that in voting for the free coinage of silver, they were in favor of that measure all the while. Right now, close on the approaching elections, is a good time for the silver question to come up again. It is the voters now who control the patronage which most interests the average congressman, and the chances are that if the silver question comes up again, it will go through like a greased Hash. Anyhow, we would he glad to see it tried. ? Some time ago, Secretary Carlisle appeared before the house judiciary committee to explain the need of the proposed bond issue. A transcription of what occurred in the conference has just been made public. The secretary said to the committee that lie decided to make the bond issue only with the greatest reluctance. The expenditures of the government luul grown beyond the receipts, and it was absolutely necessary to issue bonds in order to raise money with which to maintain the public credit. When asked by members of the committee what objection he had to the plan of issuing greenbacks, Mr. Carlisle replied : "Of course I will use greenbacks if congress authorizes their issue, but 1 believe it would be unwise because there is more money in the country now than is in use." So there is, but is there more money in use than is needed? We doubt it very much. The money of the country is cornered for the purpose of forcing the bond issue. We believe firmly that if instead of having recourse to bonds, the secretary would give it out as his intention to use greenbacks, the situation would at once become relieved beyond measure. His | announced intention would be sufficient. The money corner would be broken, and the ; people who compose it would be driven to a ] ! veritable panic. Money would be turned loose into the channels of trade so rapidly, and business generally would pick up so briskly, that even before he got his presses started, the secretary would be able to see the necessary money to meet the present! deficiency fairly flowing from the regular; channels. Once Jay Oould and Jim Fisk . I tried to corner the gold of the country. I They forced the price away up out of rea- j ; son, and were sure that they fully controlled the situation. The United States had gold, , and a great deal more than the operators ! could handle. Several million do.lar lumps; of government gold were offered the opera- j tors at the top of the market. Presently it j was discovered that the government had more gold to sell than the operators could buy, and the bottom fell out of the huge deal with a crash. If Mr. Carlisle would intimate an intention of starting his presses to printing greenbacks, the bottom would fall out of the present deal in the same manner. NEW ANTTOFTIONS BILL Congressman Hutcli Persists in His Kflorts to Stop the Dealing in Futures. Chairman Hatch, of the house agricultural committee, 011 last% Wednesday, introduced the new anti-options bill, which he has been preparing for many months past. It was referred to the committee 011 ways and means, and it is certain that the agricultural element in the house will, at an early opportunity, perhaps tomorrow, make a determined effort to secure a change of reference to the committee 011 agriculture, whereby a favorable report 011 the hill is almost assured. The bill is a very long document, embracing eighteen sections, and has been drawn to meet the principal objections that were made to the original Hatch and Washburn bills. Section 1 defines options to be any contract whereby a party acquires the privilege, but is not obliged to sell to or deliver to another man at a future time, or within a designated period, any raw or manufactured cotton, hops, wheat, corn, flour, oats, rye, barley, pork, lard and bacon. Sec. 2 defines futures to be any contract whereby one party agrees to sell or deliver to another at a future time, or within a designated period, any of the above mentioned commodities. Sec. 3 requires all options and futures, transfers and agreements to be in writing and in duplicate, showing the time of delivery of the articles and whether the makers or agents are the owners or have heretofore [acquired by purchase or is entitled to the right of the future possession of the articles under contract previously made by the actual owner. Otherwise the contracts shall be void. See 4 nrovides that when the option or | the future is terminated by the delivery of the articles, the contractor shall make a bill of sale, showing the quantity and the custodian and identifying the articles by freight bills or vouchers. Sec. 5 requires that when the contract is terminated otherwise than by the actual sale and delivery of the articles, or when the termination is delayed by agreement, the document shall be executed in writing. Sec. 6 imposes special taxes on dealers in options and futures at $24. It also defines a dealer in options to be any person who shall in his own behalf or for another, deal in options or make any contracts or by communication to a foreign country by agent, partner or resident in another country, enter into an option contract. The same definition is applied to dealers in futures. All contracts for futures or options must bear internal revenue stamps at the rate of one cent per hundred pounds or per ten bushels, and for bills of sale-at the termination of contracts the rate is double that for contracts. In case contracts are terminated without actual sale or delivery, the revenue tax is ten cents per bushel or two cents a pound. Dealers in options or futures are required to give $10,000 bond, renewed yearly, to report fully to the internal revenue officers, and an elaborate system of machinery for the collection of the revenue taxes is provided. It is provided that the payment of taxes shall not relieve persous from the restrictions of State law as to these contracts. The law | does not apply to contracts made by farmers | for future delivery of their products, nor to persons who sell to consumers. MERE MENTION. The Mississippi legislature has elected Hon. A. G. McLaurin to be United S.tates senator in place of Senator Walthal resigned. AT.. Xr^T nut-in (ovnvc ft>n frpn pninilffft of silver. Ice on the Hudson river became thick enough to harvest last week, and thousands of poor workmeu, who have been unable to make a living for several mouths, are securing employment. Smallpox is reported in sixteen States of the Union, but as yet has not become especially virulent. Secretary Lamont reports that there are 8,223,997 men in the United States available i for military duty. Harry Hill, the At-1 lanta forger, was sentenced to seven years in : the penitentiary. The sentence was after-! ward reduced to five years and Hill has, decided not to appeal. L. Scholield, of; Chattanooga, who is known as the first man whoinade iron rails in the South after the war, died last week. The United States warship Kearsage, which sank the Alabama dur-, ing the late war, was wrecked on February 2 on Roncador reef, while en route from Fort au l'rince, Hayti, to Bluefields, Nicaragua. The officers and crew escaped with their lives. The will of the late George W. Childs has been admitted to probate. The entire estate is left to the widow absolutely. The j executors say that the property consists of I over one million dollars personal, and over! one million dollars real. There is little reason to doubt that the estate is worth many j millions of dollars. The Godey Publishing company, of Philadelphia, publishers of | Godey's Magazine, has made an assignment, j A five story brick livery stable, on the j corner of Hunter and Forsyth streets, Atlanta, Ga., was destroyed by'fire last Friday, j Several persons were more or less seriously ! injured. The total loss will amount to about j $i20,000. Hon. \V. L. Wilson, of the ways and means committee, has gone with his family on a trip to Mexico. The Cumberland river is high out of its banks at Nashville, Tennessee, and a large number of | people who live along the water front, have been forced to move to higher ground. A Missouri, Kansas and Texas train was wrecked near Houston last Friday, and several people were killed. The wreck was the work of train robbers, who shot and fatally wounded the flagman when he was sent back to signal trains that might have been following. The Texas cotton crop of 1892-93 was 2,025,000 bales. Governor Lewellyn, of Kansas, recently signed an order removing Mrs. Mary Fllen Lease from the State board of charities. Mrs. Lease foueht the matter to the supreme court, and j j the court has decided that the governor had j 1110 right to make the removal. The At! lanta clearinghouse association has subscribed j j $10,000 to the Cotton States and Internation- i al exposition. Hon. Win. L. Wilson,) who recently started with his family onaj visit to Mexico, is very ill with fever in ! Kansas City. The papers last Monday | j contained news to the client that a severe! blizzard prevails throughout the Northwest, j : Congressman (leorge W. Ifuck, of 1 Ohio, died suddenly in Washington last Friday of heart fi.ilurc. No M? d Tn jowino nut Hi tlkk.? Ceil. ; M. C. Butler w is interviewed one day re-j eently by the ed'tor of the Sumter Herald, i He commenced his statement with the re-j 111:11k: "The issues of (lie campaign have' not yet been made, and until they are, I will not discuss State politics."' Continuing, lie said : "As for my part, the campaign before j the people will he a discussion of national j , issues, not mud-throwing and personalities, and 1 do not propose to submit to it from ' my opposers, whoever they may he, of which 1 will serve notice at the proper time. I have devoted the best years of niv life to the; service of my State, and whatever ambition ! 11 may have had lias been fully .satisfied, as 1 I have been in the senate fur a number of years. Under ordinary circumstances I ; might never have been a candidate for re-, election, but I do not propose to be made! the victim of bossism or any clique or ring. I have a duty to perform to the people of my \ State, and I am going to doit. I shall go J about it fearlessly, hut respectfully, and I ; am not losing any sleep over what my politi! eal fate will he. As what ambition I might; have had is satisfied, that is a matter of small moment." - Won't Give It l'|>. ? (iovernor Tillman has appealed the l'al- j metto trade mark case to the Supreme court j I of the United States. | LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. X. W. Hardin, Plaintiffs Attorney?Summons to absent defendants in the case of C. 0. Bookout against M. L. Bookout and others. A. M. Grist?Until the 1st of March, will offer a few special bargains in Rapid Writer Fountain Pens. Howry A Starr?Tell about their stock of drugs, medicines, soaps, stationery, glass and putty, tobacco and cigars, etc. Also buggy paint, rat proof harness oil and axlo oil. They have fresh garden seeds and olfer onion sets at 10 cents a quart. W. J. Roddey, Manager ot the Equitable for the Carolinas?Tells you how to protect yourself against misfortune in the future. T. M. Ilobson, Manager of Dobson's RacketTells about receiving now goods every week and publishes a list of articles which he offers to sell at low prices. W. M. Houston A Co.?For ten days longer will continue to sell 20 pounds of granulated sugar for 81; 21 pounds of rice for 81; 42 pounds of grits for 81; 50 cents carpets for ' 1 -?i -<i wills, III Hi mil VI imimnuuij cheap. Tlie Grist-Cartwright Co.?Advertise dissolution of co-partnership, and S. M. Grist gives notice that he will continue dealing in farming machinery. Inman Brothers?Have received a large shipment of fine shoes, and announce that if you buy a pair and tlicy don't give satisfaction, you can get another pair in exchange. Ferguson Brothers?Tell you about the way they do business and say that they do not sell at cost. They have on hand a supply of garden seeds and call especial attention to the economy of using cotton seed hulls for cattle feed. * They have a lot of the hulls which they will sell by the 100 pounds or ton. George T. Schorb, the music man?Tolls you about the celebrated Wilcox A White organ, on which the prices have been reduced. He is also prepared to furnish you with a high grade piano, and wants to sell the remnant of his stock of tinware regardless of cost. J. II. Kiddle?Claims to sell the best cpiality of groceries, and wants you to remember the fine, juicy hams that he has heretofore been selling, and announces that ho has a lresh supply. E. A. Crawford, S. Y. C.?Advertises a tract of land belonging to J. C. Alexander, which he proposes to sell on the first Monday of March at the suit of W. C. Latimer and others. Kennedy Brothers A Barron?Are prepared to furnish you with a suit of clothes of any quality or style and guaranteed to fit. They can supply you with different brands of tobacco, shoe polish of the best quality, and farming implements, embracing plow i stocks and plows, trace chains and backbands, etc. Thos. F. McDow, Assignee?On and after the 28th instant, will offer for sale the assigned stock of goods of A. Y. Cartwright A Co. HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS. The last legislature passed an act requiring the county commissioners of the various counties to fix the.fees at which the clerks of the court shall issue license to hawkers and peddlers to do business in the various counties. The York board, on yesterday, fixed the fees in this county as follows: For stoves, lightning rods or sewing machines, #35.00: clocks, $10; pianos and organs, $25.00; all other class and kinds of goods, wares and merchandise, $10.00. The provisions of the act do not extend to newspapers, magazines, vegetables, tobacco, or any kind of agricultural product. It is made the duty of sheriffs, trial justices and constables, under severe penalties, to inspect the licenses of all hawkers, peddlers, etc., and see that they are duly executed in accordance with the act. FOR TRANSPORTING. Berry Bryant, colored, plead guilty before Trial Justice Carroll last Mondhy to the charge of transporting whisky into the State in the night time, and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100, or put in thirty days on the public works of the county. Bryant was arrested on last Saturday night, about two miles northeast of Yorkville, by State Constable Workman. He was just coming into town with two gallons of liquor in one gallon jugs. The constable seized the liquor, and after examining it, tied it up in a crocus sack and gave it to Bryant to carry. On the road to jail, Bryant managed to open the sack, take out one of the jugs and smash it to pieces. It is presumed that it was his idea to reduce his stock to the quantity prescribed by law, but as the reduction came after the goods had already been inventoried, it was no go. At the trial, Bryant attempted no defense, but plead guilty and was sentenced as above. DEATH OF COL. JOSEPH A. McLEAX. Colonel Joseph A. McLean, formerly a well known citizen of Yorkville, died in the Grady Hospital, in Atlanta, Ga., last Saturday afternoon, of dropsy. Colonel McLean was a native of Gaston county, N. C\, and first became a citizen of Yorkville in 1848. He came to this place to clerk for the late John H. Adams, continued with the firm when it became Adams & McCorkle, and in 185G was admitted as a partner. He continued with this firm until several years after the war. In 1S72 he was elected probate judge of this county and held the office until 18S2, when he went to Texas and engaged in merchandising. For the past few years he has been a resident of Gastouia, and left that place for Atlanta about ten days ago, for the purpose of being treated for the disease of which he died. Colonel McLean was twice married and leaves a widow and three grown children. His funeral took place last Monday at Bethel church. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Mamie McConuell is visiting relatives and friends at Lowrysville. We received a pleasant call last Monday from Rev. J. C. Galloway, of Gastonia, N. C. Miss Haitic Hardin, of Chester county, is j in Yorkville, visiting the family of Mr. John F. Oates. Rev. J. K. Hall, of North Carolina, filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian church last Sunday night. Mr. T. S. Moorman, of Columbia, visited relatives and friends in Yorkville last week. Judge Witherspoon is holding court in i Anderson this week. Mr. S. P. Blaukenship, of the Flint Hill section, and one the trustees of Baptist High school, was in Yorkville on yesterday. Mrs. Mary J. In gold returned home last j week, after a pleasant visit to the family of' Mr. C. C. Kandleman, at King's Mountain, X. C. Mr. James T. Prince, general manager for the Southern States for United Mutual Accident Association, was in Yorkville yesterday on business. CHURCH NOTICES. Episcopal?Rev. W. A. (iuerry, rector.? Services next Sunday at 11 a. 111., and at 4 p. m. Sunday-school at 3 p. m. Presbyterian?Rev. W. G. Neville, pastor. Prayer-meeting tomorrow afternoon at 4 oclock. Sunday-school at 3 o'clock p. in. Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Yurkvii.i.k?Sunday-school at 3 o'clock p. in. Services next Sunday at 11a. in., and 7.30 p. in., conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith. Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. S. A. Weber, pastor. Prayer-meeting this evening at 7.30 o'clock. Services next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and evening at 7.30 o'clock. Sunday-school at 3 o'clock p. m. Services next Friday evening at 7.30 o'clock, conducted bv Rev. (Jeo. T. Harmon. Baptist?Rev. \V. J. Langston, pastor, j Union?Services next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Vokkvi i.i.k?Services Sunday evening at 7.15 o'clock. Sunday-school at o'clock p. in. Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 7.15. The Baptist Young People's Union, will meet next Sunday at 10 j o'clock a. in. PUBLIC SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS. At a recent meeting of the York county I examining hoard, consisting of School Commissioner Ed wards, Professors A. It. Banks and J. A. Tate, the following text books were adopted for use in the public schools of the county : Spellers.?Swinton's Word Primer, Heed's Word Lessons. Grammars.?Tarbcll's Language Lessons, No. 1; Tarbell's Languago Lessons, No. 'J, and Strang's Exercises in English. Histories.?Montgomery's Beginner's history, Hansell's Higher United States history. Geographies?Maury's Elementary, Maury's Manual (S. C. edition), Maury'sl Physical and Tilden's Commercial. Arithmetic.?'Wentworth's Primary, Went- j worth's ('ommoti School. Robinson's and Sand-I ford's are allowed until the copies now in the ' ! schools are worn out. Algebra.?Wentworth's. 1 nctionaries?Webster's. Copy Rooks.?Graphic Course of Practical' j Penmanship. Drawing.?The Graphic System of Object Drawing. Physiology and Hygiene?Stowcll's Primer of j i Health. Stowcll's Healthy Rody, Stowcll's 10s sentials of Health, Edward's Catechism of' Health. Civil Government.?Peterman's Elements. j Agriculture.?Winslow's Principles. Ethics?Comegy's Primer. Literature.?Morgan's English and American, English Classic Series, (M. M. it Co.), Riverside Literature Series (II. M. it Co.) Professional Reading for Teachers: Pedagogical.?White's Elements of Pedagogy, Campayre's Lecture on Teaching. Compayre's History of Pedagogy, Ten Chapters for Teachers, Development Lessons. Maps.?Heath's Progressive Outline, OlmRtead's Map of South Carolina. Music.?Whiting's Public School Course. VERDICT, "NOT GUILTY." Yorkville's first trial under the dispensary law, took place in the court house last Saturday afternoon before Trial Justice Milus S. Carroll and a jury. The ease was worked up by State Constable Workman. The defendant was Dr. John May. He was charged generally with violation of the dispensary law, and specifically with selling whisky to Mr. James It. Parish. As prima facie evidence of guilt, the prosecution also submitted the fact that the defendant was in possession of a United States license. The jury was selected from a hat containing eighteen names?most of tliem strong prohibitionists?and was composed as follows: J. J. Hunter, H. C. Strauss, Brooks Iumnn, J. M. Hope, J. A. Tate and Alonzo Itose. Hon. J. C. Wilborn appeared for the prosecution, and Senator D. E. Fiuley and Major James F. Hart for the defense. The trial, which was witnessed by a large number of interested spectators, proceeded about na fnllnwe James Parish, sworn and examined by Mr. Wilborn: Q. Mr. Parish, please state to the jury over there, whether you ever bought any whisky from Mr. May or not. Mr. Finley: Questions like that have nothing to do with this case. Justice Carroll: The point is well taken. Mr. Wilborn: Well, Mr. Justice, will you permit me to amend this warrant ? Mr. Finley: The constitution of South Carolina plainly states that the defendant must be fully informed of the offense with which he is charged. Major Hart read a newspaper report of a recent case, to show that the warrant could not be amended, and that the only course, according to the admission of an attorney for the State, was to issue a uew warrant. . Justice Carroll : I think that all counsel will have to confine themselves to the specific charge as now set forth in the warrant. Q. Mr. Parish, will you please state whether or not Mr. Workman gave you any monTey with which to buy whisky from Mr. May. A. He said he gave me fifty cents. He said I had to give it back to him. If I got it, don't kuow anything about it. I was too drunk to have any recollection of it. Q. Now, Mr. Parish, speaking of that 50 cents? A. I don't recollect anything about it, for I was too drunk. I can't testify to save my life. Q. I'll ask you this question. On the 20th of January, when Mr. Workman gave you fifty cents, did you go to Dr. May and buy some liquor? A. I don't recollect anything about it. I don't know what I did. All I know is that I got drunk on Wednesday and was drunk until Saturday evening Q. I'll ask you this question. On the 20th of January?did you ouy any wnisKy on me 20th of January of I)r. May. A. Not that I know of. I went in and asked Dr. May for a little morphine. I told him that Dr. White wouldn't give me any and I wanted some. He said that if Dr. White wouldu't give me any he wouldn't either. But after a while he gave me some morphine and I went on out. Q. Describe what you mean by morphine. A. It was morphine?that's all I know. It was just morphine, i Q. Was it in a liquid state ? A. What do you mean by a liquid state? Q. Was it like water?did you get it in a bottle. A. He gave it to me in a little paper?it wasn't in no bottle. Q. Well, what did you do with the fifty j cents Mr. Workman gave you ? A. I don't recollect nothing about the fifty cents. If I got the whisky with it and !gave it to him, what did he ask me for the fifty cents for? I don't know anything about the fifty cents. Q. Mr. Parish, did you get some whisky and deliver it to Mr. Workman. Mr. Finley : I object. Dr. May is not charged with selling whisky through Mr. Parish. Mr. Wilborn : That question is not important unless followed up by another. Mr. Finley : Ask the other question first. Q. On the 20th of January, did you buy some whisky and deliver it to Mr. Workman ? Mr. Finley: Now Mr. Trial Justice that is j a leading question. Justice Carroll: Musn't lead the witness. Q. How many weeks ago has it been ? A. On Saturday night I know that I did not deliver any to him. I came up here and got drunk and laid down in that little lot of Kennedy Bros. & Barron's. I had liquor at home and I brought a half pint in ray pocket. Q. Do you recollect meeting Mr. Workman ? A. It was Saturday evening. I recollect meeting Peters and Workman. Peters saidMr. Finley: Never mind what Peters, or anybody, said. Major Hart: You said Mr. Workman said he had given you fifty cents to buy liquor with. Did he say that he had given it to you to buy liquor from John May? A. He said : "I gave you a half dollar the i other night to buy some whisky with and 1 you didn't get it. I would like to have the money." I said: "Well, I haven't got it." j J. B. Workman, sworn. Examination by Mr. Wilborn. (J. Mr. Workman, go ahead and state j your occupation. A. Everybody knows what I am. I am a State constable. I (}. State if you have ever bought any i liquor from Mr. May?if you know whether | any liquor was sold at his store. (Jo on and i state all the facts in the case. A. I believe it was on Saturday night, i the 20th. I gave Mr. Parish 50 cents and told him to get me some whisky, lie was gone about an hour? Mr. Finley: Really, Mr. Trial Justice, ray ! time is too valuable to listen to.all that. If' he wants to tell it to the jury after the trial! is over. I have no objection ; but anything | ; that occurred between himself and Mr. Tar- J ish has nothing to do with this case. If lie ' bought whisky from I)r. May, let him say so. i i Mr. Workman: Now, I haven't bought; [any whisky from Dr. May. | Q. Well, Mr. Workman, go on and state i did you search Mr. May's house. | A. Yes, sir; I searched his house. ! Q. Well, go on and tell what you found, i j A. I searched the store and did not find ; any whisky ; but? Mr. Finley: Mr. Trial Justice, Dr. May is ] not being tried for keeping a nuisance. He lis being tried for selling whisky. If Air.. , Workman will go on ami say that Dr. May i hail sold him a pint of whisky, the jury ! would go on and find a verdict; but unless 'lie is going to testify to that fact, none ofj j this has anything to do with the matter. Q. Did you find a United .States license! when you searched the store? A. I didn't find United States license when I searched the store, but 1 found since that he had them. Q. Do you recollect how long they run ? A. They run till June, 1S!)4. I Q. Did Mr. May admit in your presence! ! that he had United States license? A. Yes, he admitted he had them. Mr. Finley: He has already stated that j I he found no whiskey. Q. Well, now, Mr. Workman, go 011 and > state whether you saw any evidences as to j whether whisky was being sold there. Mr. Finley : Mr. Trial Justice, I can't see! ?l.nt ttiic hn? Htivfhim' to do with this ease. ' kl?t?v ? ? J - o -- Mr. Wilborn : I desire also to show violation of the dispensary law. This fact can be | proved if it can be shown that the constable i found whisky in his possession. Major Hart argued that the defendant j could not be found guilty of violating the j whole dispensary law. It must be shown | that he violated some special provision of j the act, and the defendant must be informed in the warrant what specific crime had been committed. In searching the store of the defendant, the constable may have smelled j whisky; he may have smelled ammonia, or alcohol, or mackerel, but even if he had found barrels of whisky, that did not prove , that defendant had sold a pint to Mr. Parish.! Trial Justice Carroll said that the dispell-1, sary law contained a great many sections.; Some of the sections were in the jurisdiction of the trial justice court, and others were only in the jurisdiction of the circuit court. The prosecution must confine itself to showing the violation of a particular section of the law, and show the defendant guilty a6 charged in the warrant. Mr. Wilborn : Docs the court rule that the i evidence of Mr. Workman as to the United States license be excluded? Justice Carroll: Oh, no, sir. Mr. Wilborn : It is admitted tbat it has been proven by Mr. Workman that Mr. May has United States license? Mr. Finley: No objection to that. Q. Do you know anything more about this case against Mr. May ? A. About Mr. May selling liquor on the 20th of January? No, sir. Cross examination by Mr. Finley. Q. Mr. Workman, what was the date of that license? A. It expired in June, 1894. Q. Mr. Workman, you say that license expired in June '94. When was it executed? A. I dou't know sir. Q. Was it not in October '93? A. I don't know sir. Q. Mr. Workman, where was the license when you saw it? A. It was in his show case. He got them out of his show case. Q. Folded up ? A. Yes, sir. Q. Mr. Workman, the license was not dis-1 played in the show case. It was just lying there folded up ? A. If you give me the license I# will show you. [License was handed to witness. He folded it up and laid it down on the table, bjank side out.] It was just about like that. *Q. Could or not, anybody see it from the outside ? A. No, sir. Q. Mr. Workman, you could not see what 4t. ^ i!t t^v- xf a 1_ 2a l was on mat paper until ur. may iook it oul of the show case and showed it to you ? A. No, sir. Q. Was it after the 20th of January of this year that Dr. May showed you this paper ? A. Yes, sir. Q. Did you ever, at any time, see the license displayed in such a way that any person in the store could see it? A. No. That is the first license I ever saw except old man Shubert's. Q. Then you did not see it displayed in the store except when he showed it to you? A. No, sir. Q. You read the license did you ? A. I merely glanced over it. Q. Do you recollect whether the license is | out or not? A. It is not out until June. Q. Is this the same paper? [Shows witness the license.] A. No, sir; this is out in '93. Mr. Wilborn: Do you admit that John May has license. Mr. Fiuley: Certainly; there is no question of that. Q. Do you know whether this is the same paper. A. I don't know, Mr. Finlev. Q. Do you recollect when it was issued? A. No sir. I just saw that it was out in 1894. Mr. Finley: If this is the paper, it was issued on the 6th of October, 1893, and expires in June '94. Major Hart: Then this is the same paper? A. I don't know; I just saw that it was out in June '94. I don't know when it was issued. Major Hart: We admit that this is the only paper we have. [The license paper was handed to the jury for examination.] Q. This license was fouud in a drug store was it not ? A. Yes; it was a drug store. There were drugs and medicines in there. 31r. Finley to Mr. WiiDorn: well is mat all? Mr. Wilborn : Yes. Mr. Fiuley : Well, what are you going to do ? Mr. Wilborn: I am going to ask for a verdict. Mr. Finley : On what?that admission ? Mr. Wilborn : On the license offered in evidence. The case went to the jury. The prosecution admitted that there was nothing in the charge of selling whisky to Mr. Parish, but asked for a verdict on the ground that the possession of United States license was prima facie evidence of guilt. The defense held that the license was taken out previous to the act under which the charge was made, and that the license was not "displayed" in violation of the act. Further, that it had not been shown, in any way, that defendant had sold whisky to anybody or violated the dispensary law in anyway. The jury retired, and in less than two minutes returned with a verdict of "not guilty." LOCAL LACONICS. Wants un Knrly Convention. ? The Cotton Plant announces that Forest Hill Alliance, in this county, wants an early convention to be held in March. Washington's lllrt hduy. ? Tomorrow week?the 2'2d instant?is Washington's birthday. The occasion will probably be celebrated in many public schools of the country with fitting exercises. Thanks to Dr. Strult. ? Congressman Strait has the thanks of a great many people all over this section for the thousands of packages of garden seeds he is sending out to them free of cost. Sustains Padgett. ? The State: The governor says he has not removed Padgett, the constable convicted iu Yorkville and fined $5 for drunkenness. He says lie lias received reports showing beyond doubt that Padgett was not drunk, and consequently will not remove him. The Executive Committee Wanted. ? J. S. Brice, Esq., chairman of the Democratic Executive committee of York coun..a/hiaoIj i?o i t\ aoII n mnnflnrr *\f tKo nmr\ _ L V j J Ul|UUSlO UC IV V.U11 IV tUWC Llli^ Ul tuv wim | mittee to be held in the court house, at Yorkville, next Monday, the 19th instaut, at 12 o'clock. Mr. Brice wishes it to be understod that the business on hand is very important, and it is very desirable that all the members be in attendance. Proof Against Burglar*. ? The First National bank of Itock Hill has recently put iuto its vault one of the most expensive safes that has ever been brought to this section. The safe is con-! strueted entirely of the finest steel, and is1 provided with a time lock which prevents the possibility of its being opened except at an hour previously set. The cost of the safe is $1,">00, and to that amount the manufacturers guarantee that no one can open it by j means of explosives or otherwise, within a ; period of 24 hours. Applicants Tor (,'li-msoii. ? York county is still entitled to twelve j vacancies in Clenison. These vacancies j must be filled on or before next Wednesday,! the 21st, and until that date, the school com-1 missioner will examine applicants at any ; time they may present themselves at his of- j flee. Those who desire to go to Clemson I will do well to apply to the school commissioner at once. There is little probability that there will be more than twelve applicants. In this case all will be admitted to the college without difliculty. Ki-cflvcil the Stuinlnipc. ? The town council, on last Saturday, rc-' ceived from the contractors, us in accordance i' with specifications, the steel work of the J staudpipc for the water plant. An inspcc-;; tion of the remainder of the plant is now in | progress, and unless some shortcomings?of which no one now has any knowledge?appear, the whole will be received within the 1 next few days. It is the general opinion that 1 Contractor Coleman and Engineer Miller n have performed their work most thoroughly, | and the town will no doubt long bave ocea- \ \ siou to congratulate itself on having bad the | benefit of their services. I)le<l I.list Thursday. 1 ? Mr. Richard E. O'Farrell, a well-known and popular young man of Yorkville, died 1 at the home of bis mother last Thursday morning after a short illness. Mr. O'Far- ( rell was a harness maker by trade, but his i health having for a long time been such as to incapaeiate him for that occupation, for the past few years he has been engaged in the United States Revenue service as a deputy marshal. His sudden (Kath was a severe loss to his aged mother, as well as ijuite a shock to his many friends. He was buried last Friday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. (?. Neville. Town Klcctlon Next Saturday. ? The attention of the qualified voters of Yorkville is called to the fact that an election fur intendant and four wardens, to serve during the ensuing year, is called to be held next Saturday, the 17th instant. The polls will he opened at (J a. m. and closed at 5 p. 111. lit. ffifni-iiiinii tn tlin punt nf TntnmPint Monro X,} .LI.. ..V*, .W , it) another column, it will be seen that he declines to serve another term in his present position, and calls a meeting of the citizens to be held in the court house tonight for the purpose of nominating his successor. CliuiiKctl Their ItmiH. ? The management of the Three C's road have recently issued orders by which Conductors J. M. McCarthy and W. II. Ramseur have charge of the run from Marion to Camden and return, and Conductor Wickett has charge of the run from Columbia to Camden and return. Heretofore Conductors Wickett and McCarthy have been running from Wacksburg to Columbia, and Conductor Ramseur has been running from Blacksburg to Marion. The change in no way affects the traveling public, but the conductors named being among the most popular that ever pulled a bell cord, their numerous friends will bo interested to know where they are. Referred to the State Hoard. ? The county board of control met in Yorkville last Monday, to consider the question of establishing a dispensary at Tirzah. Mr. R. R. Allison, who is recommended for dispenser, appeared in favor of the proposition, and Mr. J. J. Miller presented a petition, containing about 85 names, against it. The board, after some discussion, finally decided to refer the whole matter to the State hoard of control. If, in the judgment of the State board, it is desirable to establish a dispensary at Tirzah, then it will be established ; otherwise it will not be established. Although it is not yet too late to get up the necessary petition against the dispensary, it seems that the undertaking is such a large one that nobody is willing to attempt it. Get the Dispenser'* Certificate. ? Rock Hill Herald : Trial Justice J. J. Waters, who is administrator of the estate of the late Robert Morrison, has on hand more tnan two nunareu gallons 01 grape wine mui was manufactured by Mr. Morrison in his lifetime. Recently Mr. Waters, in order to be on the safe side, notified Mr. Traxler, the State commissioner, of the fact of his having the wine in his possession as such administrator, and asked him if in his opinion it would be necessary for the certificate of the State commissioner to be placed on the barrels. The commissioner advised him that each barrel should boar his certificate, and stated thut he would send the necessary number of certificates to hira free of cost upon application. Others of our citizens who may have wine stored had better take the same precaution. Seized the Cider. ? Constable Workman, on last Friday, seized five barrels of cider in Yorkville? three from Mr. R. A. Parish and two from Mr. R. B. Lowry. The cider was first taken to the depot for shipment to Columbia, but was afterward turned over to Sheriff Crawford, pending further proceedings. The constable alleges that the cider is au intoxicating alcoholic beverage, the sale of which is a violation of the dispensary law, and Governor Tillman proposes to have the matter fully investigated. The cases will be tried separately. Mr. Parish will be represented by T. B. McDow, Esq., and Mr. Lowry by Senator Finley. The State will be represented by Assistant Attorney General Barber, and State Chemist Burney will probably be an important witness. The hearing will probably take place before Trial Justice Carroll, on the 24th instant. Status of the Staple.?Returns to the department of agriculture for the month of February, which relate to cotton, give estimates of the product compared with last year, the proportion sent to market, the damage by insects, the uverage date on which picking closed, etc. Following are the State averages of the comparative crop : Virginia, 1)4; North Carolina, 94; South Carolina, 82; Georgia, 93; Florida, 10G; Alabama, 9G; Mississippi, 104; Louisiana, 90; Texas, 85; Arkansas, 94; Tennessee, 84; Missouri, 81. General average for the country, 92.1. The proportion of the crop which has been sent from the plantations, and is there fore in the hands of others than the producers, as shown by the consolidated returns of correspondents, is 92.2 per cent., leaving 7.8 per cent, of the crop still unmarketed. The correspondents of the departments assign the cause for the unusually large proportion marketed that the producers, owing to the stringency of the times, have been compelled to part with their holdings to pay debts and meet necessary expenses. The percentage by States is as follows: Virginia, 85; North Carolina, 88; South Carolina, 90; Georgia, 92.5; Florida, 91; Alabama, 93; Mississippi, 92.4 ; Louisiana, 94; Texas, 92; Arkansas, 94; Tennessee, 92; Missouri, 92. The losses from insects have been small, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama being the only States reporting damage from that cause. The proportion of lint to seed ranges from 31.7 to 33 per cent., the average being 32.2. The price of seed varies from 15.0 to 19.7 cents per bushel. The average date of closing picking was December 2. Apologies mill Pistols. ? Representative Johnson and Major T. W. Woodward, both of Fairfield county, had a difficulty in Columbia last Wednesday. The two had been carrying on a sharp political controversy in the Winnsboro News and Herald. Mr. Woodward, who is a notorious lire-eater, called Mr. Johnson some ugly names. Woodward tells the story of the difficulty as follows: "Johnson ascertained that I was coming to Columbia today. He followed me down here. While I was at dinner, a card was sent up to me to the effect that I was wanted down stairs. As I passed on out into the street, Johnson followed me with his hand in his pocket and a hostile look upon his face. He came up to where I was talking to a friend and stood there in a very threatening attitude with his hands still in his pocket. I said to him : 'Do you wish to see me?' He said he did. I said : 'All right. What is it?' He said : 'You have insulted me grossly and I have come to demand an apology.' I remarked to him, "I am not making auy apologies today.' lie said: 'You are due me an upology and I intend to have it.' Thereupon, believing he was in the act of either tiring from his pocket or going to pull and tire, I put my pistol in his face and told him to help himself. I said to him: 'Well, what are you going to do about it? He said: 'Nothing.' After considering for a moment, I said : 'If you have nothing further, and if you are satisfied, I will go on.' I then passed on up the street." Woodward was tilled $10 by the mayor of Columbia for carrying concealed weapons. ?. ? ? ? How Many Will Attend??The following order was issued bust Friday afternoon by Camp Hardee Confederate Veterans, of Birmingham, Alabama: "To the United Confederate Veterans: Camp Hardee, of Birmingham, will be pleased to hear from each camp in the United States as to the number of delegates that will be present at the reunion in April. Camp Hardee wants to hear from each camp so that preparations may be made for each delegate who will attend. (Signed.) Camp Harder." Crushed Under the lVlicel*. ? While attempting to pass between two cars of a moving material train at GalFney City, one day last week, Major William Doggett was knocked down and crushed to death. He lived only a few minutes after the accident. ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. | Closed l?y tt Heartless Creditor- Runaway Kscipiide?Missionary Lecture?The Dispensary Law Endorsed?Tramped From Charleston in Search of Work. Correspondence of the Yorkville Kntjulrcr. ? Rock Hill, February 13.?The hardware jstoreofMr. Jolin (Jelzer was closed last Thursday on an attachment for $G00 by the I linn of Tublcr, Jenkins Co., of Haltiinore. ! The stock of goods is worth $8,000 or more, j This hasty action on the part of the Balti, more concern, caused other creditors to put in claims which otherwise would have been held off. If the stock is forced to sale now, it will not bring its worth. This, with being forced to temporarily close business, will hurt j Mr. Gelzer's interests. The Baltimore house j acted hastily, if not unjustly, and it is j thought Mr. (ielzer will sue for damages. Rev. J. McCarthy lectured on missionary topics, at the Presbyterian church, on last ! Wednesday and Thursday nights. Mr. Mc Carlhy is a native of Ireland, and represents the China-Inland mission, in which he has labored for 27 years. A peculiarity of this mission is that its members receive no stated salaries, and no body of Christians are responsible for their salaries. Its number of workers is over 500. Mr. McCarthy's description of life among the Chinese was vivid and realistic. He is a Baptist, but is now lecturing under tlie auspices of the PresbyteI rian church. The work of the mission is undenominational. He expects to take 100 I young missionaries from England and I America, hack to China with him. On last Saturday a man with a stout fig| ure and good face came into Hock Hill walki ing. Suspended from his shoulder was a small satchel. His shoes were literally worn I out and his feet swollen. He said he was a curpenter, from Charleston ; that he could get 110 work there ; and that he had walked all the way from there in search of work, without yet having found it. He said he would tramp on through North Carolina, hoping to lind work. Another carpenter from Monroe, X. C., came here, on the same errand, last week, and reports stagnation in building aud business in that section of his State. On last Friday, the horse which draws the furniture wagon of S. T. Frew & Co. ran away on Main street, while hitched to the wagon. The frantic animal'fell on the stone walk, in front of McElwee's store, and was thought to be dead, but proved to be but slightly injured. Very little damage was done. The Druckenmiller family appeared here Friday night, in one of their musical programmes. This was their second appearance before a Rock H?ll audience, and was at the request of some of our music lovers. They gave good satisfaction. Our town and vicinity seem to be clear of " the "blind tigers." Of course some few persons "get whisky and always will." Charlotte is near, and it is well nigh impossible to entirely shut off private parcels of liquor coming in by freight, etc.; but these facts do not materially argue against the fact that we have a dry town, in which temptation is * kept from the weak, and little whisky sold. Competent persons assert that the dispensary Law, with no dispensary, is far the best prohibition Rock Hill has ever had. The law is working well here. " ? Mrs. Rudisill, of Charlotte, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Miles Johnson, of this place. Among those on the sick list are Mrs. J. D. Scruggs, Miss Mary Harrison and Mrs. Fannie Wood. Mrs. Wood has been quite sick for two months, hut is now improving. Rev. Alexander Sprunt has in his home an interesting curiosity, an ancient sideboard which was the property of Thomas Jefferson. . Mr. Sprunt had it on exhibition at the World's Fair, last year, in the Virginia building, where it attracted considerable attention. v. I. M. BLACKSBL'RG'S BUDGET. Wheat and Oatu Looking Well?Returned from Philadelphia?Tin Woddlng-Doh't Like Roll- . ed Shlrtn?The Roll of Honor. Correspondence of The Yorkvllle Enquirer. Blacksburg, February 13.?The beautiful weather of the past two weeks gave an impetus to farm work, and a good many of our farmers took advantage of the favorable season for sowing oats. The fall sown wheat and oats are looking finely, and bid fair to yield well. XT Accra Rarham find Vincent nf Philadel i,AVCOIS' WU'MMU. -MV ? phia> both officers of the Caloric Reduction company, returned here last week. Work on the buildings, furnaces, retorts and all the , appurtenances of the extensive plant which the company is building, is progressing as fust as possible. The notice giveu by your Lowrysville correspondent of the celebratiou in April of his tin weddiug, reminds me that on the 6th instant, Mrs. W. A. and I, aud both the bairns, ate our turkey off of tin plates. 'Twas a very quiet, but, withal, a happy eveut with j us, aud a few of our friends gathered and j brought us some useful presents in tin along j with their congratulations. The teachers and pupils of the graded | school are preparing to celebrate the 22nd j instant in a fitting manner, and with approj priate exercises. One of our most intelligent, useful and "s I prominent citizens, a man of a kindly dispo! sition, gentle and urbane in his manners, a i model husband and a revered father, nevertheless has a decided dislike for fashion's ways and the conventionalities of society. It is his pleasure, in his daily walks, to be free and easy and not hindered by close fitting or superfluous garments. He recently made a visit to Atlanta, und his excellent wife could not think of him making his api pearance in the "Gate City," unless he would wear a boiled shirt, encase his neck in a stiff white linen collar, and don his best fitting Sunday suit. Upon his return, he declared to me that he wasn't comfortable a moment during his whole trip, and was never happier than when he was able to throw off the shackles which bound him, and to resume his loose fitting jacket aud pants and old hickory shirt. Now he looks the picture of contentment and his face is wreathed in smiles. The following is the honor roll of the Blacksburg Graded school for the month ending February 9: " _ AfS T\ Tn?.A jmkst uhaiikf .hlsrt uuyic9 o 1wuu1,?ow?u Whisonant, Oren Moore, Grover Baber, Pansy Dye, Sallie C'oe, Lilly Belle Holland, Ada Braudon, Ridie Lee, John fashion, Cleo Byers, Dora Doveson, Delia Dover, Luther Bridges. Second Grade, Miss Petsch's Room.?Florence Goforth, Julia Guyton, Willie Anderson, Mary Pollock, Katie Randall, Mamie Gaston, Bessie Whisonant, Fred Coe. Third and Fourth Grades.?Not heard from. Fifth and Sixth Grades, Professor Walker Moore's Room.?Edna Healan, John Boyce, Eula Sheppard, Zilpah Pollock, Willie Hardin, Katie Deal, Leroy Osborne, Willie Coe. Seventh and Eiohth Grades, J. M. Moore's Room.?Jennie Cooper, Leila Davies, I Edna Davies, Lai la Black. Minerva Bridges, ; May Belle Sims, Laura Healan, Jesse Gaston, i Mamie Johnston, Marvin Hardin. w. a. FI1HT MILL MATTERS. New Deacon* Elected?Missionary Work ?Dock Dozes for the I'ost Office?I'oint* About People. Correspondence of the YOrkville Enquirer. * Fort Mill, February 12.?Messrs. D. O. Potts, C. P. Culp and W. E. Spratt, were elected deacons of the Presbyterian church at this place on Sunday. Messrs. A. C. and J. II. Sutton have just returned from the funeral of their brotherin-law, Mr. P. D. Leonard, which recently took place at Lexington, N. C. The Ladies' Missionary society of this place made $S5, clear of all expenses, last year. . An "I Will Try" society will be organized at the Presbvterian church hv I)r. Thornwell j next Wednesday night. Each member will j be presented with a small box, and must try I to earn a few cents to put in it by the fourth (Sunday iu May. The contents will be for ! foreign missions. Mr. W. K. Sledge is still in a critical cou: dition from pneumonia. " Mr. B. H. Massey, the postmaster, has c j had the postofiice"provided with a system of i lock boxes. Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Fulp gave a pleasant I sociable to the young people of this place : last Friday night. Mrs. Leroy Springs, of Lancaster, is visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs. S. K. White, at this place. i Miss Maggie Clarksou is visiting her sister, . Mrs. B. I). Springs. * | Mr. T. B. Spratt, who is attending the Banks High school, has been at home for sev| eral days. He will return today. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stewart, of ltock ! Hill, are visiting friends at this place. ! Mr. \V. J. Caveny, of Rock Hill, spent 4 J Sunday in town. i Everybody in this section seems to he tryi ing as to who can have the best garden. They say that times are too hard to buy vegetables; it is cheaper to raise them. c.