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YORKVILLE, S.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1894.
? By a vote of 172 to 102, the house of
representatives, on last Wednesday, killed
the bill for the repeal of the 10 per cent, tax j
on State banks. All of the 102 representa-!
wlm vntofl fnr flip hill are Democrats, i
Of the 172 who voted against it, 89 are Republicans,
75 are Democrats, and 8 are Populists.
The South Carolina delegation voted
solidly for the repeal of the tax. It is widely
charged that President Cleveland was bitterly
opposed to the repeal and that is why the
bill failed to pass.
? When the Democratic house of representatives
voted down the bill for the free
coinage of silver, hundreds of political organs
claimed that the promise of free coinage
did not constitute a plauk of the Democratic
platform. The promise of the repeal
of the tax on the issue of State banks is so
clear as to admit of no evasion, ar.d the only
excuse that anybody seeks to make for the
violatiou of the party pledge is not that they
did not know it was in the platform: but
tbat they do not know how it got there.
? The sentences of Coxey, Brown and Jones,
leaders of the Commonwealers, expired last
Sunday, and all three were released from jail.
There was little or no demonstration over
the occasion. They were at once driven in
a carriage toward the camp, just outside the
District, and were met at the line by a large
number of Commonwealers, who unhitched
the horses and drew the vehicle to headquarters
in triumph. A census of the camp
showed that there were 584 men present.
Coxey has an engagement to deliver a Fourth
of July address at Knoxville, Tenn., for $250,
and says from the advices of frieuds, he has
reason to believe he has good chances of being
rlected to congress from the district in which
Massillon, Ohio, is situated.
? The impression has become prevalent
in some quarters that JelT Crawford secured
a new trial on an alleged error of Judge
Watts in failing to state the year in which
the sentence was to be executed. An appeal
stays the execution of a sentence,
and there neither is nor should be any
power under the constitution to prevent
an appeal. In this case, notice of appeal
was given before sentence was pronounced,
and the exception to the alleged omission in
the sentence was, of course, a subsequent
development. Therefore, Judge Watts was
in no wise responsible for the delay. Neither
has a new trial been granted on the
ground of Judge Watts's alleged omission.
As a matter of fact, the case was not to have
come up in the supreme court until the
November term, and no new trial has been
granted at all, for the matter has not yet
been argued.
? The civil war in Colorado, on account of
the seizure of property by striking miners,
did not materialize. The deputies went to
the mines, as stated last week, for the purpose
of having a fight. Governor Waite
sent General Brooks with a force of State
troops to protect the miners. General
Brooks arrived on the scene just as the
force of deputies, under the sheriff, was
moving upon the miners. He ordered the
deputies back, and himself went foiward
and had a conference with the miners. As
the result of the conference, a truce was arranged
with the understanding that next day
the sheriff could come forward, unarmed,
3 ~ 11 IfKnm llP lift f]
UUU lUhC an 11IC U1IUCI9 ivi ii uvm
warrants. During the night, all the miners
who had reason to believe that they were
wanted by the sheriff, took their leave for
parts unknown. The other strikers surrendered
the property they had been holding,
and at last accounts everything was quiet.
? One thousand dollars a year is small pay
for the president of a railroad company, operating
as long a line as does the Chester and
Lenoir; but at the same time the action of
the board of directors in voting this sum as
the annual salary of Major G. W. F. Harper,
is a tine tributo to the magnificent ability of
this gentleman. When Major Harper took
charge of the propeity last March, such a
thing as salary was scarcely thought of.
There was nobody to envy the major in what
everybody looked upon as an impossible undertaking,
and the general opinion was that
if the new management succeeded in keeping
ahead of the sheriff, it would have abundant
cause for congratulation. In voting Major
Harper a salary of $1,000 a year, the hoard
of directors not only make proper recognition
'1 llwit Koo nlnniwlv
U1 lilt' JIV1I W IW MUin. lutlt UIIVUU^
accomplished, but in a most practical manner
express unlimited confidence in President
Harper's future management.
? ? ? -- ?
"A narrow-gauge line, leased to the Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta. It does not
even pay operating expenses." That is the
way Drexel, Morgan & Co., described the
Chester and Lenoir railroad in their great
plan for the re-organization of the busted
Richmond and Danville system. The report
of the auditor, under the first two months'
management of Major Harper, shows earnings
over and above operating expenses at
the rate of about $21,000 per annum. The
fixed charges of the road, which includes interest
on $.*W9,5t)0 of bonds, amounts to $24,465
per annum. The months covered by the
auditor's report arc by no means the best in
the year, or even up to the average. Therefore,
there is every reason to believe that
the earnings of a whole year will easily
amount to more than all the fixed charges.
Two things are clear. Under the Richmond
and Danville, the C. ifc L. was not run to its
best interests; while under President Harper,
the management has been highly creditable.
We predict that within five years the Narrow
Gauge will be paying good dividends on
i?c ctrw-L- nrosnpets of tile COlllItailV
, j ... .
have never been more encouraging.
? "What Congress Has Done,'' is the title
of a neatly bound booklet received by Til K
Enquirer the other day. Upon opening
the pages, the editor found that they were
blank. The book was from a paper house
and intended to show samples. The unique
idea of the title grew out of the assumption
that congress has done nothing, and therefore
its action could be easily recorded without
interfering with the samples of paper
that the advertiser seeks to exhibit. Hut
this record of the proceedings of congress is
hardly correct. Congress has done a great
deal more than the booklet takes into account.
It has failed to carry out the
pledges of the Democratic platform as to
silver; the repeal of the tax on the issues of
State hanks: and, so far, even the pledges of
tarifF reform. That is something, and to
make the record of the booklet more correct,
we believe that the leaves should he black?
a solid inky black?for it is not unlikely
that when the results of the present session
begin to crystali/.e, it is more than likely
that it will develop that one of them i-= the
breaking of the solid South.
?
Has Enoucii of Mil Ci.kvki.ani>.? Wc
have no reason to doubt the statement in the
Washington Star?an independent paperthat
President Cleveland used his influence
against the repeal of the State bank tax.
We know that hut for his attitude of hostility
or indifl'erenee. the vote would have heen
very different. We have heen hoping against
hope that Mr. Cleveland would at least rise
to a broad and national view of the currency
question : but we now realize that he is obstinate
in his purpose to force upon the country
a narrow and sectional policy, hostile to
Southern interests. It is hardly necessary to
say that if we could have anticipated this
three years ago. The State would never have
supported him for the Democratic nomination.
His first term gave no indication of a
course so radical. We can excuse minor
policies which are the product of his Eastern
environments, but we cannot forgive his desertion
of the platform upon which he gained
the presidency. At this spot we take our
leave of President Cleveland.?Columbia
State.
* ?
THE STATE CAMPAIGN.
Executive Committee Arrange* a Schedule for the
Approaching Canvass.
The State Executive Committee of the
Democratic party, held a meeting in the
office of the secretary of state last Thursday
night, for the purpose of discussing various
matters of interest to the party, and arranging
a schedule for the coming canvass of
the State.
Senator Irby, the State chairman, presided,
and when the meeting was called to
order, Senator W. D. Evans moved to exclude
all but members of the committee.
Senator Fiuley made a strong speech in favor
of allowing the public to know all that was
done, and as a result of his remarks, Senator
Evans withdrew his motion.
Senator Finley then introduced a schedule
for the State campaign, which after full explanation
and a few minor changes, made to
conform to the views of other members of
the committee, was adopted as follows :
Yorkville, June 10. Chester, June -0.
Lancaster, June 21. Camden, June 22.
Sumter, June 2J. Chesterfield, June 2<i.
Bennettsville, June27. Darlington, June 2s.
Florence, June 20. Marion, July 3.
Conway, July 4. Georgetown, July'!.
Kingstree, July 7.* Manning, July 10.
Bonneau's, July D. Charleston, July 12.
Walterboro, July 13. Beaufort, July 14.
Hampton, July 11!. Barnwell, July 17.
Aiken, July IS. Edgfield, July 1!?.
Lexington, July 20. Winnsboro, July 24.
Columbia, July 25. < >rangebu rg, July 20.
Newberry, July 27. Laurens, July 2S.
Union, July 31. Spartanburg, August 1.
Greenville, August 2. Pickens, August3.
Oconee, August 0. Anderson, August 7.
Abbeville, Augusts.
There was u long discussion on the question
as ta whether those people who in 1S92
voted in the Democratic primaries and
took an oath to support the nominees of
party, but afterward voted for Weaver,
should be allowed to vote in the coming
primaries. Somebody stated that as the
Haskellites had been received back into the
party, it would be ho more than right to receive
the Weaverites also. Mr. C. A. Douglass,
of Richland, took exception to this comparison,
and made the point that iu 1890
there was no primary; Governor Tillman
was not the regular nominee of the Democeatic
party, in that only a faction of the
party had been allowed to take part in his
nomination, and that Judge Haskell was as
much the nominee as Governor Tillman. In
the case of the Weaverites, however, they
had voted in the primary, and then, in going
back on the nominee, had violated their
sacred oaths. At length the matter was settled
by the adoption of the following resolution
offered by Delegate S. A. Nettles: -Resolved,
That no white man shall be excluded
from participation in the Democratic primary
who shall take the pledge required by the
rules of the Democratic party."
Delegate Mellett, of Sumter, offered a resolution
to the effect that each county chairman
have the following question asked
directly through the press and at every
campaign meeting of all candidates for State
and national office : "Will you support find
do you endorse the principles of the party as
enunciated in the platform of the Democratic
party adopted at Chicago at the last national
convention of the party?" The resolution
was killed without debate.
? -?
PROHIBITIONISTS IN COUNCIL.
They Will Have 110 State Ticket: I$ut Will Tuke
l'urt in the Cani|miKii.
The State Prohibitionists met in Columbia
last Thursday, about 100 strong, and representing
24 counties. Among the counties unrepresented
were York, Chester and Union.
Lancaster was represented by a strong delegation.
Colonel James A. Hoyt, of Greenville, was
ulo/ito/l nVinifman nnil ttev All* Herbert W11S
elected secretary. There was a lively discussion
on the question of making nominations
for all State oflices, but.the proposition
was finally voted down by a large majority.
| It was resolved, however, that the State
Democratic executive committee be requested
to give the Prohibitionists representation
on the various committees of the party ; and
; further, that the executive committee shall
I question all Democratic candidates as to how
they stand on the Prohibition platform.
The following platform, submitted by the
committee, was unanimously adopted by a
rising vote :
We, the representatives of the prohibition senI
timent of South Carolina in convention assent1
bled, thanking <?od for His merciesand praying
) his blessings upon our efforts in His cause, issue
the following declaration of principles:
1. We believe the use of alcoholic liquors to result
in an enormous increase of the death rate of
our country, adding about loo.oooannually to the
| death roll.*
I 2. We believe alcoholic liquors used as a bevj
entge to be one of the most potent agencies in
the ruin of moral character.
I '{. We believe at least three-fourths of the
crimes committed in our land to be traceable to
, alcoholic liquors.
4. We believe the liquor traffic to be one great
cause of the fearful financial depression now generally
felt in our country, since it annually drain*
about $fOO,lK>0,uoo front the pockets of the masses,
and instead of giving value in return, paralyze*
productive energy of an equal amount, t&NKi.ofto,000,
thus making an annual loss of nearly ?2,000,I
000,(Kioto the legitimate trade.
a. We believe traffic in that which is against
; the peace, good health, safety, commercial prosj
perity and moral character of a community,
I State or nation, to be in violation of the real
! rights of men, and therefore inherently wrong.
| t>. We believe all forms of license for the sale of
' liquor as a beverage, to be morally wrong and in
violation of the highest purpose for which the
government exists.
7. We believe that the State should prohibit
absolutely the side of liquor as a beverage, and
should provide for its sale only for medical, mechanical
and sacramental purposes, with such
regulations, provisions for enforcement and penalties
for violation as may be expected to prove
; efficient.
N. We believe that to make any prohibitory
law effective, the executive and other officers ol
the law should be in full sympathy therewith.
O ?
MKKK MENTION.
Edwards Daniels, colored, shot find killed
i three men, all colored, at Velaseo, Texas, on
jjune 5. S. ('. Lounsherry, a white
man, was arrested at Victoria, Texas, last
Wednesday, for a murder committed at Milton,
Florida, on October 1(5, 1S5M). The
i Fourth and Fifth regiments of Maryland
militia, were ordered out last week to pro
1 teet workers in the mines near Cumberland
from strikers. ltev. Daniel Cox, n
Dunkard preacher, shot John (Joodnigiit-, i
prominent farmer, in a law oflice at I'eru
Indiana, last Wednesday, for slandering hi;
I daughter. Dallas county, Texas, re
I ports the finest wheat crop in forty years, ll
will sum up (50(),00<> bushels, and its com
mercial value is estimated at $400,000
The I'niversity of North Carolina has
conferred the degree of LL. 1). on Hon
J Hoke Smith, secretary of the interior.
Not llot xi) itv tilk Dkmaniis.?'The lol
lowing card from T. 1'. Mitchell, chairmai
of the executive committee of the State Alii
auce, appeared in last Thursday's issue o
the Winnshoro News and Herald :
'To the editor of The News and Herald
I notice a communication in your paper o
May .'JO, from Mr. 10. (5. I'ahner, of Kidgeway
in which he calls upon me to state "yes"' oi
"no"' as to whether the Alliance, as a body
is hound by the demands about which
questioned (Jovernor Tillman. In reply, .
would say no one is required to surrendei
his individuality when lie joins the Alliance
The obligation, taken when becoming i
member of the Alliance, says that it will no
. conHict with the freedom of vour political o
. religious views; hence I would say that ;
man may he a member of the Alliance am
refuse to support the demands."
i ? The Houston 1'ost says the Texas cot
ton crop is at least 10 per cent, greater thai
j last year, and will probably he the larges
J ever grown in the history of the State. I
lis expected that, barring accidents, it wil
aggregate something over 2,000,000 bales
The big crop is said to be the result of tin
| high prices paid last year for seed. The aver
age of the season was from $11 to $1S a ton
Most planters claim that at these prices, sev
i en cents cotton is as profitable as was 1<
cents cotton, under the old sy.-tem, when tlx
seed were thrown away.
LOCAL. AFFAIRS|
INDK.V TO MOW ADVKRTISKMKNTS.
.1. S. Hriee, Chairman of tin* York county Democratic
Executive Con unit tee?(Jives some
particulars with regard to the State campaign
meeting, to he held in Yorkvilleon
next Tuesday.
Dowry A- Starr?Eyeglasses and spectacles, soda ;
water, coca-cola for headache, and medicines.
(Jeorge T. Schorh?Tells you about the National
typewriter at which he claims will do j
as good work as a shut typewriter. He!
also has something to say about the famous !
Wilcox iV White organs, his agency for j
pine organs and the "Yoealion" organ, |
vx fiii.li ivtiikiiur the nluce (jf nine orirans. !
Ho can also furnish you with a piano.
John J. Hunter?Has just received and has in
stock a line of itogers's celebrated table j
silverware, including knives, forks, table
and teaspoons.
I J. F. Wallace, Chairman?Hives notice that flic i
annual school meeting of the Yorkville
School District will be held on the "Mitli in-1
stant, and an election held the same day j
on the question of levying a two mill local
tax for the support of the graded schools.
W. Brown Wylie, ('. C. ('. Pleas?Advertises a
foreclosure sale in front of the court house
door, on tlie first Monday in July, of a
house and lot and certain machinery at
Blaekslmrg, as the property ol'T. B. Hautier.
10. M. Bank head, Secretary?Advertises a meeting
of the Bullock's Creek Democratic
club on next Saturday afteriloon.
11. ('. Strauss?Calls attention to the fact that his j
.'t(> days' clearing out sale is still in prog- |
ress.
T. M. Dobstm A Co.?Hive a list of articles that
they are ottering to sell at low prices, in- j
"eluding dress goods, shoes, Yankee no- i
tions, etc.
Sam M. Crist?Sets forth the claims of the Monarch
bicycle over those of other manufac-j
turers.
A CKNOW L EDG KM EXTS.
Mr. J. A. Monroe has the thanks of The!
Enquirer for an invitation to the commencement
exercises of the Kings Mountain ;
High school, to he held at Kings Mountain,.
X. ('., on June 20 and 21. The literary address
of the occasion is to be delivered hv :
Hon. C. B. Watson, of Winston, X. 0.
We have also received an invitation to the
first commencement exercises of the Magnolia
Male and Female Business Institute, at
Sharon, on June 2S. and a ticket of admis
sion to a grand concert to be given at night.
According to the programme, the commencement
sermon will be preached by Rev. W.
G. Neville at 11 a. m., on Thursday, the
28th. At 1.30 p. m. there will be a literary
address by Representative J. C. Wilborn,
and this will be followed by readings, essays,;
songs and speeches by pupils of the school, j
To the concert at night a small admission !
|
fee will be charged, and the proceeds will be
used for the purpose of placing patent desks
in the school room.
It AI IiHOAI) KA KXIXGS.
The State railroad commission has issued
its report of the earnings of the various rail- i
roads in the State for the month of March,:
1SU4, as compared with the same month ofl
last year. The earnings of the South Carolina
portions of the various roads in this
immediate sections, are as follows :
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line railway? j
185)3, $71,429.05); 1894, $58,517.13; decrease,'
$12,912.56; decrease, 18.08 percent.
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta rail-1
road?1893, $55,407.53; 1894, $56,410.74 ;l
increase, $1,003,21; per cent 1.81.
Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad?j
1893, $54,153.18; 1894, $56,725.62; increase, j
$2,572.44; per cent. 4.75.
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago rail-j
road?1893, $15,779.20; 1894, $10,903.08;
increase $1,123.8S.; percent. 7.12.88.
Chester and Lenoir railroad?1893, $2,501,- j
23;, 1894, $2,518.83; decrease, $42.40; perj
cent. 1.00.
Cheraw and Chester railroad?1893,
$1,744.04; 1S94, $2,025.87 ? increase, $281.83;
per cent. 14.18.
All the roads of the State show up a total |
net decrease of $2,255.74.
CHIJRCH NOTICES.
Union services at the Baptist church on
Sunday evening at 8.15 o'clock.
Episcopal?Lay service on next Sunday at j
10.30 a. m. Sunday-school in tlie afternoon
at (5 o'clock.
Associate Reformed Presbyterian?Yorkvillk?Sunday-school
at.4 o'clock p. m.
Services this evening at 8.15 o'clock.
Baptist?Kev. W. J. Bangston, pastor, j
Union*.?Services next Sunday morning at 11j
o'clock. Yorkvili.k?Services on Sundayi
evening at 8.15. Sunday-school at 4 o'clock J
p. m. Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening
at 8.15.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal?Rev. S. A. j
Weber, pastor. Prayer-meeting this even-j
ing at 8.15 o'clock. Services next Sunday i
morning at 10.30 o'clock. Sunday-school at j
5 o'clock p. in.
Presbyterian?Rev. W. G. Neville, pastor, i
Sunday-school at 4 o'clock p. m. Services
Sunday morning at 10.30 o'clock. Prayer- j
j meeting tomorrow evening at 5 o'clock, con- j
(ducted by Rev. B. H. Orier.
MOB YIOLKXCK AGAIN.
"Mob violence under the most aggravat!
ing circumstances, tends to mob violence
: under circumstances less aggravating." The
I truth of this statement in last week's KxQt'iUKit
has been exemplified just one week
; after the lynching of JefiT Crawford.
On last Saturday night, at about 12 o'clock,
a mob, supposed to he composed of about I
one dozen white men, visited the house of
jWenzel Shubert, an old white man, who
lives just without the incorporate, limits of j
i Yorkville, on the Pinckney road, and taking
him a short distance away, gave him an unj
merciful thrashing. The mob went first on
I
Friday night ; but not finding the old man at i
i home, returned on Saturday night. Shubert
: fought desperately, but was so greatly over- j
I powered that his struggles were vain. After j
completing their cowardly work, the mob'
left the old man bruised and bleeding in the '
road.
i I
As to the cause of the regulation of Shu- j
' i bert, we have been unable to get any deiin-1
r j *
ile information. A number of theories have
| been suggested : but the facts in the case arc j
not sufficiently clear to warrant a positive!
11 statement. Shubert himself says that the,
! outrage was the work of a party with whom !
I - - - I
' he has had a recent uiineuuy.
chances or \ cotton* ckoi*.
Though in some sections of tlie county
there have been good rains all along through
[ the present season, in others it has been, and
11 continues, so dry that many farmers are j
11 growing really anxious about their prospects
.1 for a crop. While tit Catawba Junction a
few days ago, a representative of Tilic En-i
t qi'i kkk had a short talk with Mr. Sep Massey,;
who has the reputation of being an intelligent
and successful farmer, lie says there
> hasn't been a "season" in his section to wet {
the ground so deep that he could not plow,
!since the sleet and snow of the 24th of,
; February, and the condition of corn isdesper- i
lull lu> i* not :it all worried about his
. ^cotton.
f "It docs not taken great ileal of rain to)
make cotton," he says. "I have had some j
: experiences which prove that conclusively.
' l*p to the 1st of August, ISS.'t, I had'JU
' acres of the prettiest cotton you ever saw.
There had been good seasons all along when[
ever they were needed, and I felt sure that
I I was good for 1,000 or 1,200 pounds of seed
i" cotton to the acre. My father told me that
if the seasons continued I would make a
good crop: but, otherwise, it was too early
' for safe calculations. It rained on the last
t day of .Inly, and then turned off dry. Three
1 weeks afterward, if you had stuck a match
to the lower leaves along the water furrow,
! 1 believe they would have burned. There
was no more, rain until the first of Scptem1,
her, and I did not average more than live
I hundred pounds per acre.
| "Since that time," continued Mr. Masscy,
. "I had a dry spring and a very sorry looking
f ! crop. It did not rain until the -1th of July,
and I did not think my cotton was going to
' ( be worth gathering, (loud seasons set in,
, however, and the result was one of the best
j crops I ever made in my life. 1 am now
I salisticd tlial noliouy m*nl lte wni'iinl :il???li( |
their cotton 011 account of dry weather at \
this time of year. All they have to do is to
keep on working just the same as if they
were getting good seasons, and if the rain
commences by the 4th of duly, and continues
from then on, their crops are safe so far
as llie necessary moisture is concerned."
CiEXTLEMEN OF THE Jl'ltY.
The following list of petit jurors was drawn
on yesterday to serve during the next term j
of the court of general sessions for this coun- j
ty, which convenes in Yorkvillc on July 2 : J
Joseph H. Adapis, Bethel.
J. A. Harry, King's Mountain.
Felix (Juinn, King's Mountain.
A. (5. Crawford, King's Mountain.
W. F. Comer, Catawba.
W. 11. (tiles, Fort Mill.
W. F. Dye, Cherokee.
J. K. Mitchell, Hroad River.
S. V. Ayeoek, Bullock's Creek.
J. Fi. Feeinster York.
.?. L. Davies, Cherokee.!
T. (t. Dowdle Bullock s Creek. j
S. W. Ininau, York, j
A. J. l'arrott, King's Mountain.
\V. K. Sledge, Fort Mill.
R. Ii. Brown York.
.1. C. Hughes, Fort Mill, j
1). 1\ Curry, Bethesda.
W. M. Whitesides, Broad Biver.
W. C. (list, York.
J. M. Campbell, Bethel.
S. A. Mitchell, Bui lock's Creek.
J. J. Smith, King's Mountain. I
\V. D. Parks Cherokee.
John B. Craig Bethesda.
R. M. Wallace, King's Mountain.
\V. B. (iood, Bullock's Creek.
W. B. Cameron Bethesda.
J. FI. Ividd, Jr., Bethesda. j
C..C. Bin look Catawba.
J. E. Harper, Bethel. I
W. I\ Hobbs York. \
J. B. Carroll, Cherokee.
B. I). Springs, Fort Mill. !
I). U. Crawford, Bethesda.
The outlook is that the sessions business
this term will be very light. At present
there are only about ten prisoners in jail
awaiting trial. His honor Judge T. li. Fra
ser will preside.
OPENING OF THK CAMPAIGN.
York county citizens who take a special
interest in political matters, have reason to
congratulate themselves on having secured
the rare opportunity of witnessing the opening
of a State campaign; the first two
dates having been fixed for York.
The meeting at Rock Hill on the 18th, we
understand, is the result of a special arrangement
perfected by Senator Finley and Mr.
R. T. Riggins. Governor Tillman and Senator
Butler have both accepted invitations to
be present. As a matter of course, the various
other candidates for Federal and State
oflfices will be there also, and the occasion
will practically be the opening of the campaign.
The first regular date fixed by the State
Democratic executive committee is at Yorkville
on Tuesday, June 19. All the candidates
in the field are expected to be present
on that day, and there will no doubt be a
number of announcements of which the public
has not yet had the slightest hint. There
is every reason to believe that tremendous
crowds will be present both at Yorkvilleand
Rock Hill.
In another column, County Chairman Brice
advertises that there will be special trains to
Yorkvilie at reduced rates on the 19th. The
Three C's has agreed to sell rouud trip tickets
at one first class fare. The Narrow
Guage has not yet furnished a schedule of
rates, but Mr. Brice suggests that the necessary
information may be obtained from the
various ticket agents along the line.
THK ROADS ARE POOR.
The State hoard of equalization met in
Columbia last Saturday, for the purpose of
giving the representatives of the various
railroads a hearing on their respective assessments,
as fixed by the board. Nearly all the
roads in the State were represented, and
each of the representatives made an argument
for still further reductions.
Last year, it will he remembered, the Three
t"s was assessed at $10,000 a mile. At th?
recent meeting o ' the board, this amount was
reduced to $7,o0u. The owners of the property
consider that this assessment is still too
large, and at the meeting last Saturday, according
to the Columbia Register, "General
Manager Hunt asked the board to give the
road due consideration. He declared that
the road had never paid operating expenses.
The deficit last year, including the amount
paid in taxes, was over $00,000. Expenses
had been cut in every department in the
hope of getting the road on its feet. For the
first six months this year, including taxes and
interest due, the road has a deficit of $3,000.
He asserted that his road would sell out for
$2,o00 less per mile than the road was assessed
at. He hoped the board would assist
in keeping the road alive by giving it a
fair showing. The condition of the road is
not good, especially the trestles. He believed
that if the board would consider everything
about his road, the assessment would
be largely reduced. Mr. Hunt made a good
showing for a reduction for his road. The
taxes of the road will have to come out of
the pockets of the owners, who bought the
road in the hopes that something would
turn up to allow them to get their money
back. The municipal authorities in different
places have decided to reduce the
assessments of tin? road."
THE HANKS HIGH SCHOOL.
The closing exercises of the Ranks High
school took place in the court house last
Thursday and -Friday nights. The young
ladies of Yorkville took sufficient interest in
the occasion to tastefully decorate the large
room with a profusion of beautiful llowers,
and a large number of patrons and friends
of the school were on hand to enjoy the programme.
On Thursday night, Professor W. Ik Dove
acted as master of ceremonies, and after music
by the White Rose orchestra and prayer
by Rev. R. H. (Jrier, introduced the speakers,
with their subjects, as follows :
Frank Dobson, Yorkville?"Two Soldiers."
M H'lW if
I lurry? . rMiiiui, i umt im-? mu mwn.
Howard ('alilwell, Yorkville?"The Little
Regiment."
Win, M. Kennedy, Jr., Yorkville?"Holer's
Defence."
Harry A. Miller, Columbia?"Uegulus to the
Carthagenians."
It. Augustus Slicrfcsec, Ruck Hill?"I'arrhiisiiis
to the Captive."
Lapsley liarron, Yorkville?"Lafayette."
Isaac 1'. Henderson, Covington, (Ja.?"Knlogy
to Henry W. (irady.
Friday night's exercises were opened with
prayer by Rev. S. H. Hay, of Clover,
ami the deelaimers of the evening were as
follows:
J. X. Huston, Itiehburg?"Heroes and Heroism
are Immortal."
\V. 1>. Simpson, Concord, X. C.?"The Cnknown
Sneaker."
K. It. McMillan, Lumbcrtou, X. C.?"Itegulus
to the Roman Senate."
W. C. Stewart, Rock Hill?"Tin; Rum Maniac."
Next followed?not as a declaimer: but
as the distinguished educator who was to
deliver the address of the evening?the introduction
of Rev. 11. F. Wilson, president of
Converse college, Spartanburg. President
Wilson spoke briefly. In fact, he consumed
no more than thirty minutes; but in that
time he said a great many things that were
no doubt not only indellibly impressed upon
the minds of the boys, but upon the minds of
their older hearers as well. Among other
things he especially emphasized the importance
of cultivating individuality and determination
of character, ami showed the powerful
influence of these, two qualities on all
flit hit success iu life. A Ion*; with his good
common sense unci sound advice, there also
! sparkled a rich fund of wit and humor
which of itself furnished the keenest enjoyment
to his hearers.
After the close of President Wilson's address,
the remaining declaimers were intro!
as follows :
Washington Clark, ('olunihia?"heath of
Maximilliau Kohespierre."
K. M. Williams, I-odder?"The Loss of Sunt h|
ern Statesmanship."
Win. Itanks, Vorkville?1"If lie Invest'iiti!
Sunset."
.IciiniiiKs k. Owens, kock iiiii? i nc i?estruetinii
of Time."
At tin- close of the exercises, Professor
Banks, in a few well chosen words, returnled
thanks to the audience for the keen in
terest it showed in the boys and the school,' i
and also gave assurance of his appreciation <
of the most kindly treatment that tie and <
his family huve received at the hands of the ,
people of Vorkville. The audience was then
dismissed. Everybody was delighted with
the splendid entertainment of both evenings.!
TO i:\TEIlT \I\ THE CADETS.
The committee on the entertainment of
the citadel cadets during their encampment:
here, has not vet olljeially promulgated the,
programme of the occasion, and we arc in-,
formed that it has not yet been definitely decided
upon. As blocked out, however, and
still subject to change, it is about as follows : i
Upon the arrival of the cadets in York-:,
ville on the evening of Tuesday, June 19,1
supper contributed by the citizens will be j
served in the mess hall of the Raptist High !
school. Next day, the corps will leave for
King's Mountain battle ground, and will re- ,
turn in the afternoon of Friday, the 22nd.
On the morning of Saturday, the 23d, General
K. M. Law will deliver an address of
welcome. No other special arrangements
have been made for the day.
On the morning of Sunday, the 24th, Rev.
Dr. Atkinson will preach the baecalurcate
sermon of the occasion in the Presbyterian
church.
On the morning and afternoon of Monday,
the 25th, there will be mule races and bicycle
races, and in the evening there will be
receptions at private homes.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, the 2(>th, j
there will be a match game of baseball, and j
iq the evening there will be a musical enter- j
tainment, probably in the court house.
At noon on Wednesdnj, the 27th, Rev. Dr.
R. Lathan, of Due West, will deliver an historical
address, his subject being the battle
of King's Mountain. At night there will be
11 mnnnliirlif nnrtv -if Hurt's nOlld.
" l J i
On tlie afternoon of Thursday, the 28th,;
j there will he another match game of base-j
ball, and on the evening of the same day, j
there will be a grand ball in Bralton's hall, j
On the morning and afternoon of Friday,
the 29th, will take place the exercises in
i connection with the graduating class, and in
j the evening the committee hopes to have
| General John B. Gordon deliver his famous
| address on "The Last Days of the C'onfederj
acy." As yet, however, toward securing j
! this last attraction, no definite arrangements j
have been perfected.
During their stay here, the cadets will be j
encamped on the Baptist High school green.
They will have their daily camp and other
drills in the mornings, and dress parade in j
the afternoons.
WHAT THE STOCKHOLDERS DID. |
The stockholders of the Chester and Lenoir
Narrow. Gauge Railroad company held!
their annual meeting at Dallas, X. C., last |
J Thursday. V. A. McBec, Esq., of Lincoln- j
ton, was elected chairman ; John J. McLure,,
! of Chester, was elected secretary; and Messrs.!
I J. S. Briee and John J. McLure, who were
i '
appointed as a committee on the verification
of proxies, reported that a majority of the
stock was represented, and the chairman
thereupon announced that the meeting was
[ ready for business.
Major G. W. F. Harper, president of the
I road,' read his report. He had taken charge
j of the road on the 10th of .March. At the
| time the roadbed was in fairly good condi
tion, except a portion of the iron rails, which
were worn and mashed. The rolling stock,
particularly the motive power, was worn,
run down and inadequate to the requirements
of the service. It was, therefore,
necessary, for a time, to rent additional
engines while the others were being repaired.
A 12-inch Baldwin mogul engine has been
I purchased for the sum of $1,">7">, and is to
^be received within a few days. It has been
[ operated for four years on a passenger train
I exclusively, on a line of 20 miles in length,
and is said to be in first class condition. The
engine is covered with a guarantee that
fully protects this company.
Twelve tons of steel rails have been pur|
chased for cash, at $22.00 per ton, and placed
on the track near Maiden, N. C. The iron
j rails which it replaced are in turn being used I
I for repairs elsewhere. Fifteen tons of steel
rails have also been purchased from the (.'a- i
tawba Lumber company, and are to be paid ,
for from time to time in percentage of freight:
bills against that company. This will enable |
I the lifting of the greater part of the mashed j
Fish-bar rail, and some of the chair rail on 1
i the road.
The bridges and trestles are generally in
good condition, and repairs are being made,
on them as fast as necessity seems to require, j
! So far, 21,000 ties have been purchased and
j placed in the track, and about 10,000 more
, will be required during the summer and fall I
1 to put the road in good shape for the coining
I winter.
The following from the monthly statements
of the auditor shows the earnings and
, expenses of the road from the time the new j
management assumed control, up to April 00,
the end of the fiscal year :
KAIt.MMiS KIIOM MAltl'II II TO .'II.
Freight $ 22
Passengers, 1,152 !)">
Express, 54 22
! Mail, :tt5 7K
Miscellaneous, l'? 84 S4,ii!i'l 01 ;
KXI'KNSKS l-'ltOM M A IK'II 11 TO 4!.
! Conducting transportation...$ 757 55
Motive power, !M)5 05
Maintenance of cars, lo t 14
Maintenance of roadway, S5S us
( cncral expenses and taxes, 414 50 S4,!?N ?r2.
Net earnings, $1,754 Oil
HA UN I.N OS KIIOM AC HI I. 1 TO .'SO.
I Freight, $ :t. 114 sii
Passenger, i.jkkf i-?
Express, (estimated) 7*> in)
I Mail, 47.-) (Hi
Miscellaneous IOC f>o f.".,4')(i all
EXlMvXSKS I-'ltOM A 1'It 11. 1 TO .Hi.
Conducting transportation,:* 1.12S is
Motive power, !?">2 27
Maintenance of cars, I'd 20
Maintenance of roadway,... 018
Ccncral expenses and taxes, J.V1 00 .S'!,ii<l.'{ !i7
Net earnings, ?l,S4ii ;V{
The relative decrease in earnings for April,
as compared with March, is ?1.(100.50. In
the statement furnished, at our ropiest, by
| the auditor of the K. & lb Railroad company,
a similar decrease is shown for 1S03 of ?1,400.
1 No funds have been turned over by the
receiver of the road. No accident involvings
loss or damage to passengers, crews or the
! property of shippers, has occurred. In
May last, after the close of the fiscal year, a
tire was discovered in a car of cotton in
i transit; but bv good management it was extinguished
before great damage was done.
The loss is small and will be promptly met
by the insurance company.
There being no depots at Hickory, Newton,
or Uastonia, President Harper recommended
that the company erect one at each
of these points. He also urged the import1
't 1! .... linn I'l'Ain .
UHCC 01 1)1111(1 log an iiiiiijiiiiuiiit ii.iv iivi.il
Xewton to Hickory, between which points
, trains are now running over u third rail on
'the bed of the W. X. ('. road. President
I Harper stated that the company was now
paying a rental of $450 a year for very limited
shop room, without power or machinery,
and called to the attention of the stockholders,
the importance of the road's having
| shops of its own. In conclusion, the president
stated that not including mail and express
earnings of $1,118.00 for April and
I May, there was now on hands $0,151.57, and
asked for the appointment of an auditing
committee to examine the books of the treas
urcr and report the result of their investigations
to the stockholders, or to the lirst
meeting of the board of directors.
I'pon a motion of J. S. Briee, Ksip, a vote
of thanks was tendered to Major Harper,!
president, and other ollicers of theC.it I..1
road, for the able and efficient manner in
which they had conducted the business ofi
the com pan v during the time they had had
I .
i charge.
j I*pou motion of ('. K. Spencer, Ksq., it
J was resolved that the president, if lie may j
ileoin it expedient and advisable, be requested
to correspond with the It. & I),
company concerning the whereabouts of the
$87,000 of I lie mortgage bonds. It was also
resolved, upon motion, of Mr. Spencer, that
the directors lie instructed to issue new
mortgage bonds on the whole line to the
amount of $400,000 at 5 per cent, interest,
payable semi-annually, and to run for fifty
years from their date, for the purpose of
funding the present bonded indebtedness
and building the road between Newton and
Hickory.
Upon motion uf J. S. Hrice, Ksq., it was
resolved that the annual meeting of the
stockholders hereafter be held on the third
Thursday of July of each year, and that the
fiscal year hereafter lie closed on the !?0th of
June of each year.
Tlie election or omcers iur uic ensuing
year resulted as follows: President, (i. W.
F. Harper, of Lenoir; Directors, J. L. Agurs,
A. (J. Brice, Chester; C. K. Spencer, Jos. F.
Wallace, York ; John B. White, (iaston ; V.
A. McBee, Lincoln ton; W. H. Williams,
Catawba; P. (J. Moore, Caldwell.
I'pon the authority of a resolution passed
by the stockholders, the chairman appointed
the following committee to audit the hooks
of the treasurer: J. S. Price, Esq., of
York, chairman ; M. M. Courtney, of Caldwell
; and S. M. Finger, of Catawba.
Upon adjournment, it was left to the hoard
of directors to fix the place of the next
annual meeting. After adjournment, the
hoard of directors met and elected John J.
McLurc, of Chester, secretary of the company,
and fixed the salary of President
Harper at $1,000 per annum.
ABOUT PEOPLE.
Mrs. C. M. Kuykendal is visiting relatives
in Rock Hill.
Stenographer H. I. MeCaw is attending
court at Winnsboro.
Mrs. W. JI. Corkill, of Chester, visited
relatives and friends in Yorkville last week.
Mr. Cal (f. Parish is at home for a few
days from his railroad work in Maryland.
Miss May Wilson, of Manning, S. C.,
is visiting Miss Bessie Barron in this place.
R. E. Allison, Esq., of Lancaster, was in
Yorkville last week on professional business.
Miss Grace McElwee, of this place, is visiting
Miss Addie McElwee, at Statcsvillc,
X. C'.
Mrs. Jennie Blake, of Rock Hill, is in Yorkville,
visiting the family of Auditor W. J.
Waters.
Mrs. John M. Moore and children are visiting
the family of Mrs. A. E. Goforth, at
Union C. H.
Misses Xcllie Reid and Amelia Beckham,
of Rock Hill, visited friends in Yorkville
last week.
Mrs. Thos. Good rum, of Atlanta, is in
x.-?!...:!!? !,? xr.-u \r.',
JUilVYiMU, Yl^lllII^ lllb i Ulll 1 IJ wi ill i c. a?*.c*
ret Williams.
Miss Annie McFadden, of Kock Hill, is
visiting the families of Messrs. James and
John Mallard.
Mrs. E. A. Crawford and little daughter,
Winnie Davis, are visiting Mr. James Seoggins
at Hickory Grove.
Colonel Fleming Gardner, chief engineer
of the Alantic Const Line railroad, spent several
days in Yorkville last week.
M iss May Cunningham, a student of the
Banks High school, left for her home in
Newberry county last Monday.
Mrs. C. G. Parish and Misses Cora Clark,
Kate Cody and Kate Moore, of Yorkville,
spent last Thursday with friends in Gastonia.
Miss S. A. Kuykendal, of the Philadelphia
neighborhood, is in Yorkville spending a
few days with her brother's family, Dr. J.
C. Kuykendal.
Rev. B. IT. (frier has rented, and, with his
family, will occupy the Herndon house on
East Liberty street, at the Narrow Gauge
crossing. It is expected that his family
will arrive in Yorkville next week.
LOCAL LACONICS.
Prof. Hunks Kf-flecteU.
? At a meeting of the board of trustees of
the Yorkville graded schools, held on last
Saturday, Prof. A. It. Banks was re-elected
superintendent for the ensuing year.
The Sanitary Commission..
? Intendant O'Leary has sent out notices
to the eU'ect that the sanitary commission is
now making an inspection of the town. Everybody
should see to it that their premises
are in proper condition.
lltiv
? We have seen an elaborate programme
of the exercises in connection with the celebration
of "Ohildrens' Day" in the Presbyterian
church at this plaice, on the afternoon
of Sunday, June 24th, at 4 o'clock.
For OI>Klrit<'tiii? the Kuilroiiil.
? Joe Chisholm, a young Negro, aged 8
or 10 years, was committed to jail by Trial
Justice Shurley last Monday on the chargt
of placing obstructions on the track of the
C. C. & A. railroad between Rock Hill and
Catawba river.
Wilt ell the Chicken House.
? Judging from quite :f number of complaints
heard during the week, Tim Exqiiit
Kit has reason to believe that chicken
thieves are unusually busy. Mr. John
Mallard shot at one a few nights ago, but
failed to hit him.
After the Lynchers.
? Governor Tillman bus oll'ered a reward
of $250 for the party or parties engaged in
the recent lynehings in Yorkville and Lancaster.
The reward is lixed at a pretty
good iigtire, but there is little probability
that the governor will ever be called upon
to pay it over.
Kelief for the liliitUon Sufferers.
? So far, Governor Tillman has received
something like $1,000 in contributions for
the relief of the storm sufferers in Bluflton
township. Among recent contributions from
this county, we note $(5.00 from the Rock
Hill Sunday-school, through S. A. Lancaster,
and $4.58 from Tirzah, through R. R. Allison."
Death of Mrs. W. C. ltlack.
Mrs. Black, widow of the late lion. W. (.'.
Black, and mother of Messrs. John (!., Joseph,
and T. L. Black, of Blacksburg, died
at her home in that place last Friday, aged
75 years. Mrs. Black was a most estimable
woman, of remarkable strength of character,
and her long life was one of grc/tt usefulness
to her community.
I low to Work the Itoails.
? The Charlotte News says Baxter II.
Moore has received an invitation from Mr.
Thomas W. Holloway, secretary of the
State Agricultural and Mechanical Society
of South Carolina, to read a paper on ''The
Proper system of Working Public Roads,'
at a meeting of the society at Rock Hill on
August 1.
Fire Hell 1'iircliiiseil.
? I'pon the authority of the town council
of Yorkville, Intendant O'Leary has purchased
a large fire hell, weighing 838 pounds.
The hell is expected to arrive today. It will
* ? * ? 1 I . .1. i f
immediately i?e placet: in me ciock unvt-r m
the court house, and when the proposed
clock is purchased, it will also serve as a
gong upon which the hours will he struck.
The hell and frame cost, laid down in Yorkvillc,
$11)0.70.
A AT;1111Sot of lliiyn.
? Now that the hoys of the l'anks High
school have left town, it is in order to
give them "a character.'' We have time
and again heard them referred to as always
conducting themselves as thorough gentlemen.
and since the establishment of the
school in Yorkvilie, we do not remember of
a single instance that could he cited to the
contrary. It is to lie hoped that they will
all come hack, with more like them.
Ili'vulvil to MiiMoni-y.
? "News of The Craft," is the name of a
neatly gotten up little monthly journal, published
iu Yorkville, with J. I'. Habiugtou and
W. H. de Loach as editors and proprietors.
The journal is devoted to the interest of
I I
[masonry, and is full of interesting mutter, t
that makes it well worth the subscription '
price?$1.00 a year?to members of the or- '
der. The current edition is marked Vol. 1. .
Xo. fi.
Heiliiccil Kates. ,
I ? Agent llobbs requests us to announce j
! that on the oeceasion of the political meet- <
- *> < ' ii i .1... 1
lugs ai kock mil aim 1 orMiiu-. mc iuut
C'.s will sell roiln<l I rip tickets, good on all
regular trains, at one-half full fare.
Water for the Cadet*. |
? lMntnlier Gossman was yesterday en- (
i gaged in the work of extending a temporary ]
! water pipe from the end of the main on I
King's Mountain street, to the grounds of i
the Baptist High school, the object being to
j furnish the cadets with water during their
encampment. i
To Teaeh in the I'uhlie Schools.
? Colonel Ashury Coward, superintend- (
j ent of the citadel, has submitted to General 11
I Johnson Ilagood, chairman of the hoard of
| visitors of the citadel academy, a list of the 1
citadel cadets who, completing their course
I on the 29th of June, will, according to their <
matriculation promise, he required to teach |
a certain length of time in the public schools <
of the State. York county is credited with '
i the name of Cadet K. K. Tompkins, of Kock
! Hill. 1
1 To l>o Opened ut Hock Hill. I
? Though the first meeting provided by (
' the executive committee in the approach- h
ing canvass of the State, is to he held at j
I Yorkville, on Tuesday, June 19, the cam- M
! paign will really be opened at Kock Hill on | [
i Monday, June 18. Governor Tillman and j1
'Senator Butler have been especially invited |
to be at Kock Hill on that day, audit is'
I likely that the various candidates for gov-1
I ernor and other State officers will also be
present.
rreticliliiK Agiilii*! l.yncliint;*.
? "C. C. H.," our correspondent at Grover,
X. C'., writes that Rev. F. C. llickson preach-:
ed at Antioch on Sunday, June 4. "His 1
subject says, our correspondent, "was the i
'Upholding of the Law.' He denounced |
lynching in the strongest terms and pointed I,
out some of the evils of our social and politj
ical systems. His language was very plain
and emphatic, and the sermon was loudly
applauded by the congregation. We need
j more Hicksons. He tells the truth regard
i less of who it raiiv offend.7'
A Formidable Monster.
? While at the home of Mr. T. M. Allen,
of Harmony, one day last week, a representative
of Thk Kmh'IHKK was shown the
j stuffed skin of a monster rattlesnake that
i Mr. Allen had just received a few days before.
The snake was four feet two inches
long, seven and three-quarter inches in circumference
at the middle, and had eight
rattles. It was killed about ten days ago by
! Mr. P. It. Corn well, Mr. Allen's brother-in;
law, on his plantation on Catawba river, near
Longtown, in Fairfield county.
Sennit ive Mechiini.siii.
? To watch the pressure gauge under the
standpipe is interesting. The needle answers
to the opening of the smallest faucet
connected with the water mains, and a few
moments' watching gives an idea of the
quantity of water that is being drawn from
the pipe in different parts of town. A slight
movement of' the needle indicates that I
I somebody is merely drawing a glass or dip- j
! pcrfull, while prolonged vibration indicates
the filling of a bathtub or the playing of a
I hose. Scarcely for a dozen seconds together
does the needle remain perfectly still, and to
i realize the constant use of the water through;
out the town is easy.
Flood at the l'ump House.
? Pumpman Gossman got a good ducking
in his pumphouse on Monday night of last
week. As usual, he was pumping the daily
supply of water into the standpipe. Suddenly
there was a rushing noise, and almost
before he knew what the trouble was, his
pump was submerged and he was up to his
j knees in water. On investigation, he disj
covered that a joint had been blown out of
| the watermain just at the point where it
leaves the pumping station to go uptown,
and the water, under a pressure of more
than 200 feet, was coming back at him in a
perfect flood. To shut off the water at a
convenient gate was the work of a very
I fi.tv m! 11 ii I />? lull if, ret nil rt'il lilt* labor ofl
1 - 1 ?
several men all night to get the joint replaced.
Thou Sliult Do No Murder."
? Rev. W. (r. Neville preached a sermon
in the Methodist church Inst Sunday night 1
ion the text : "Thou sliult do no 'murder."!
; The occasion of the sermon was the recent
i lynching of the Negro Jell' Crawford, and I
i the subject was lynchings in general. Among
other things, Mr. Neville said that the vieI
tims of lynchings were usually poor Negroes,
| while white men, guilty of crimes just as i
i heinous, were often, through the aid of their I
; money and social position, enabled to defeat
| the ends of justice and retain their liberty, i
He denounced lynching in unqualified terms,
and said that should he participate in such a
j crime lie would feel that he was guilty of
murder. The cause of lynching he attribu- j
i ted to the defective administration of the
i laws and unhealthy public sentiment.
Investigation Completed.
? The military court of inquiry appointed j
to inquire into the disobedience of certain
, companies in refusing to go to Darlington |
i upon the orders of the governor, has made |
its report. In the case of the Catawba Rifles,,
I the blame is lixed on Captain J. F. Reid and 1
I Lieutenant L. C. Harrison. In the case of |
, the Jenkins Rifles, the report is as follows::
i "That all olliccrs and members of the Jenk-1
i ins Rifles who assembled on the Mist of;
I March (being all who could be found at the
time) were guilty of deliberate disobedience!
of orders in refusing to go to Columbia when
i ordered so to do by the commander-in-chief." j
i Several companies were exonerated from i
blame. What Governor Tillman intends to
i do in the matter, has not yet fully developed.
MrKLWKK SCHOOL.
School Commissioner Edwards Attends the Closing
Exercise*.
Km* llii" YorKViiic r.iii|iiirei.
t I 11;It Vorkville on the evening of June 7lli,!
; to at tend the closing exercises of the MeKI
wee school. The entertainment was given |
on Friday evening, the Stli instant. This!
! school is located about five miles south of
i Rock Hill. It is in charge of J. I). Falls, n
I young man from Fallston, X. as principal.
It has been in operation seven month-,
and will, after a short vacation, continue
three months longer, making a ten months'
term. The patrons of this school deserve
great credit and praise for rising to the importance
and necessity of maintaining a good
school for their children ten months in the i
year. They give their teacher a stated salary,
supplementing, out of their own pockets,; j
the amount the school receives out of the :
j public school fund. The school has an en- (
j rollment of about sixty pupils. The school
! house is neat and comfortable, and if a little 1
larger, would remove the only fault that 1
could be found against it. The children i.
give evidence of careful and efficient training I
| and are making rapid progress in their
studies. . j,
j The entertainment was quite an enjoyable j I
occasion. The stage was large, well arranged
and was tastefully and beautifully decorated. .
In appearance it far surpassed what we us-j
| unity see in preparations for entertainments i
of this kind. The exercises were opened at '
S p. m. with prayer by Rev. Mr. Berry, pastor
of the Mt. Holly Methodist church, followed i i
by a song of welcome by the school. The
school commissioner was then introduced |
> > Tim .
ami IIJUUU ?l M1WI i iiuui %rr?n v/? 11/ , (
1 regular programme was take up, consisting of
recitations anil dialogues, interspersed with <
{ music. The music was furnished by Mr. L.11
(i. Kd wards and Mr. and Mrs. I loss Mcl'ad- i
den : the gentlemen using violins and the i
lady an organ. All that is necessary to say
of the music is that it was good. The pro- 1
: gramme consisted of about "><) pieces, though [
| many of them were short. The pieces were j;
[ well rendered, and the children deserve great (
j praise for the manner in which they acquit-1 j
c<l themselves. Some of the dialogues were
,ery funny and gave the audience great enoyineiit.
The old dialogue, "The Surprise
I'arty," was rendered better than I ever saw
t before.
It is enough to say that while the exer ises
lasted from 8 to 12 p. in., the interest
n the performance never Hugged. There
vere present, to witness the exercises, at
east four hundred persons, and I have never
seen so large a crowd so orderly and wellbehaved.
In fact, the order was perfect,
ind there was nothing to mar the peace and
harmony of the occasion. There are many
1 <?.!. i
[lungs in connection wiin mm uumr i numu
like to say: but for lack of time and your
lack of space, I must leave unsaid. Suffice
it to say, that it was a great pleasure to
your humble servant to be present and witness
the closing exercises of this school and
to realize the fact that the people of this
community are abreast of the limes, and are
wide awake in regard to the most important
ipiestion that is now engaging the attention
of the American people.
Of all the great questions that are now
engaging the attention of the American
people, the mental and moral training of the
rising generation is the most important.
Tariff reform, free silver, the Federal election
laws, State banks, and the whole financial
policy of our government are all grave
and important questions, the settlement of
which is agitating the minds of our people,
and are questions of grave concern ; but if
we can secure pure homes where virtue and
intelligence hold sway, all these grave questions
will ultimately be settled, and be settled
to the best interests of the American
people. What this country needs more than
anything else, is intelligence and enlightened
citizenship. (Jive us that and the country
is safe. W. If. Edwards.
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POINTS FROM IMXKYIIjIjK.
hi Xm-iI of Ituiu-Sfrioii* Accident to Mr. Julian
Johnson?An Unfortunate Little Negro the
Subject of iui Interesting Surgical Expertment?Personal
Mention.
Correspondence of The Yorkville Enquirer.
Pinkvii.i.k, X. ('., June 11. This section is
needing ruin very badly. I have noticed some
com curling, and the gardens are burning up.
Mr. Hick's forecast was scanned with interest.
The shrill whistle of the thresher engine is
beginning to be heard in the land.
Mr. Julian Johnson, son of Mr. Dan Johnson,
of Charlotte, was painfully kicked by bis horse
while driving near here last Friday. He got out
of his buggy to let down the check rein, and the
lines fell at the horse's feet. When lie went to
pick them up, the horse kicked and landed the
blow in bis mouth, knocking out his front teeth
and rendering him unconscious.
Squire J. 11. Harnett has returned from the
Arkansas hot springs, and is somewhat improv
i;t i.
Miss Katie Reid, of Charlotte, is sit home from
the Arkansas college of music.
Misses llnttic ami Lois Harris are at home for
the summer months.
Mr. K. \V. Boyec lolt on Monday for an extended
visit to relatives and friends in Charlotte
and elsewhere.
Miss Maggie Cannon is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Epps.
A little Negro on Mr. Railes's plaee, snlfered
a painful accident the other day. He happened
to get in front of a reaper, and before the machine
could be stopped, one of his feet had been entirely
amputated with the exception of the leader.
Thinking that as the little fellow is so young
the foot may grow back, Dr. Strong sewed it on
again. At last accounts the unfortunate boy
seemed to be doing very well.
Mr. A. E. Hell, who has been conducting a
school at Shopton, returned home on Monday.
Mr. \V. E. Vounts is still very sick.
LETTER FROM LOWJtYSVILLE.
Suffering from Drought?Recollection* of the Bullock's
Creek Storm?Personal Mention.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
LowRYsvir.hu, June 12.?Some sections of this
county are in the midst of the most protracted
drought ever experienced at this season of the
year, the land not having been too wet to run
the plough since the big snow of the 27th of
February. All crops are needing rain, though
cotton, where there is a good stand, is suffering
the least. Hardens are about burned up, and
with no fruit, the situation would be about desperate
were it not for the fact that fried chickens .
are ripe.
The account of the recent hailstorm published
in Thk Enquikkr, awakens vivid recollections
of the famous hailstorm in Bullock's Creek on
the 15th of May, 1859. It was undoubtedly the
most severe that has visited the country since the
early settlement. The track of the storm, where
I saw it, was five or six hundred yards wide.
Fields of wheat, ready for the scythe, were so
completely destroyed that not a vestige of straw
remained on the ground. It was broken into
atoms and washed oil', leaving the land as hard
and bare as a pavement. The hail was rifted
into the hollows 10 feet deep, and ice was secured
from these rifts six weeks after its fall. One old
lady, as Thk E.nqi'IRKR stated, was killed, and
another so badly injured that she died in a few
days.
Miss Kate Douglass's school closed last Thursday
and a grand picnic was held in A bell park.
It was largely attended and much enjoyed by
all present.
Mr. Belk, a student of the Columbia seminary,
is supplying the Presbyterian church here with
preaching during the summer.
Misses Florence and Cole <?uv, who will graduate
today at the Asheville Normal and Collegiate
institute, are expected home tomorrow.
Mr. J. L. Ouy, Jr., is in attendance upon the
commencement exercises at Asheville.
w. o. o.
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UOI LD NOTES.
Gloomy Outlook for Crops?Killed anil Captureil
Seven Minks?A Fight with u Loose Still lion.
1 (irreMIKMluvni'V on ill- 1 Iiriu mi.- iwiuiin.
(loii.n, Jiiiio 11.?The last seasonable rain in
this section was on the 19th of April. Bottom
land corn that was well manured is tiring badly,
and crops generally are doing no good. Irish
potatoes and beans, which are usually a great
luxury with farmers at this season of the year,
are a complete failure, and everything goes to
remind us of the disastrous year of 1881. During
that year, from April to August, there was
scarcely sutlieient rain to lay the dust. That fall,
however, everybody who could procure the seed,
sowed wheat and oats, and in lss2 was harvested
one of the largest grain crops that has ever been
raised in the county.
Mr. Walker Nelson has been very much annoyed
bv minks. Aroused by the squalling of
his chickens a few nights ago, he went out and
found his yard almost alive with the treacherous
black thieves. After vain efforts to bluff oil'
the minks by building fires in the yard, he.proeured
the assistance of John Coal, colored, and
his dogs. In a short time they succeeded in
killing and capturing seven minks. Before he
undertook the war on the varmints, Mr. Nelson
lost about twenty-five chickens.
Mr. H. F. Horton had an exciting tight this
morning with a loose stallion belonging to Mr.
John (food. Mr. Horton was trying to drive the
vicious animal away, and received several severe
kicks, and may have beeti killed had it
not been for the timely arrival of Mr. (food,
who was out after the animal and promptly
came to the rescue. u.
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LETTER FROM FAIRFIELD COl.MY.
School Closed?Wants tlic A. It. 1'. Orphanage?
Personal Mention.
Correspondence of the Yorkvillc Enquirer.
Whitk Oak, June 11.?White Oak school
closed last Friday night with an interesting entertainment.
There were 32 pieces on the programme,
and all were well acted and greatly enjoyed
by those present. Five prizes were awarded
as follows: 1st, for best declaimer, to Tom
West Patrick; 2nd, for improvement in penmanship,
to Irene Patrick ; 3rd, for deportment,
to Claude Galloway; 4th, best essay, to Miss
Kittie Patrick; nth, for general excellence, to
Miss Kittie Patrick.
After the award of the prizes, Mr. Douglass, of
Winnsboro, delivered an able and instructive
uddresson education.
While Oak hopes to secure the location ol the
proposed A. 11. P. Orphanage. Among the advantages
ottered is a fine community of good
citizens, ample transportation facilities and a
central location in the synod.
Miss Sallie E. Patrick, who has been teaching
in lluntersville, N.C., has returned home.
Miss Clara Johnston, of Winnsboro; Mrs. D.
M. Milling, of Buck head; and Miss Minnie
Moore, of Greenwood, are visiting friends here.
Mr. Sam Blair, of Blairsvillo, paid us a Hying
visit last week. We were glad to have our old
York friend in our midst. s. i>.
FORT MILL MATTERS.
( rowing in Interest and Power?Gone to Atlanta ?
l'erxonal Mention.
I'orrcspondenee of The YorkvillcKnquirer.
Four Mii.t., June II.?The special services
held by Mr. White, of Hock Hill, are growing
in interest and power. On Monday, at 4 o'clock
i?. m., prayer meetings were held in live differ
imt houses by the various ministers. Mr. <'has.
Hlunkcnship, of the (iohl Hill hand, has render*
I'd valuable assistance to the music with the
ornet.
Mrs. Humbert, the accomplished wife of Mr.
I. \V. Humbert, is in Atlanta attending the
foreign missionary society of the Methodist
Kpiscopal church, South.
All of the small grain has been cut, and much
>f it hauled. Soon the noise of the thresher will
lie heard in the land.
The farmers are needing rain very badly.
Miss Mamie Mcachaiu has returned from a
session of profitable study at the Winthrop
('raining school.
The ordinance of the laird's Supper will be
elebrated on next Sunday.at the Fort Mill Maplist
church. ' *
r?#r <Jo\<?rnoi*.
? Hon. W. II. Tiinmcrinan, president pro
tent of the senate, lias announced himself as a
[ andidate for lieutenant governor. He says
that he does not know whether or not he
will bo able to make the canvass, but desires
to be judged bv bis record of six years itt
the house and senate, and his various public
utterances.
Will Not Kim.
? The < Sreeitville I honor rat says it lias
intliority for the statement that lion. M. L.
Donaldson will not be a candidate for congress.

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