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? One of the heaviest snow storms that has been known for years occurred iu Colorado last Friday. Passenger trains from the East to Denver were delayed from 40 to 60 hours. In many places the snow was almost up to the top of the telegraph poles, und it was impossible for the trains to make any headway except by the use of rotarj' snow plows. The lo38 to the cattlemen throughout the State was unusually heavy. The cattle froze by the thousands, and quite a number of herders are also reported to have perished from suddeu exposure. ? Chief Justice Fuller has announced the decision of the United States supreme court in the income tax cases, -and the decision is averse to the income tax law iu so far as it applies to taxes on incomes derived from rents and interest on State, county and municipal bonds. The decision will result in the loss of about $15,000,000, or something like one-half of the reveuue that ivna ?xnpcf,fid to be derived from the law. President Cleveland was asked as to whether or not he intended to call an extra session of congress to provide for the hole that has been made in expected revenues. He said be saw no necessity for any such step. ? Time is the good justice who surely, if sometimes slowly, punishes offenders and measures out vengeance for violated laws. Twelve years ago, William Mahone was master of the State of Virginia, tyrant and dictator, rich and arrogant, his power and wealth both gained by methods despised by good men. He lost his political power long ago, and now it is announced in the newspapers that he has lost his money also. He made an assignment on Saturday for the benefit of his creditors. Virginia has never had a worse citizen than William Mahone. No other man has done her as much barm. The people, time and circumstances have dealt with him justly. ? Some few weeks ago, a big Span- | ish cruiser, knowu as the Regina Regen te, disappeared. It was known that the armor of the cruiser was especially heavy, and there was reason to believe that she had gone dowu in a storm with all on board. Ten days ago, the bodies of several bullocks were washed ashore on the coast of I Spain and identified as having been shipped on the crusier for food purposes; but, still there was nothing definite as to the whereabouts of the vessel. On Tuesday last, a bottle containing a note was washed ashore at the mouth of the river Delia. The note was signed by an officer of the lost vessel, and stated that at the time if wns written, the crusier was 12 miles from land with no hope of beiDg saved. ? Officials and diplomats at Wash lugiun art; awniuuf; niui^i?u a?Ai?ty, developments iu the dispute between Nicaragua and Great Britain. It will be remembered that sometime .ago, the State of Nicaragua saw fit to eject from the country the British consul, Hatch, along with a number of other British subjects. The alleged cause of the ejection was the belief that the Britishers were trying to foment trouble among the people. Great Britain has demanded an indemnity of $75,000 in the case of Hatch. The Niearaguau government sees that if it pays this indemnity in the case of Hatch, it will also have to pay it in the case of the other subjects ejected. As yet, it has not said what it intends to do. If it refuses to pay, however, and Great Britain attempts to collect the money by force, there is every reason to believe that the United States will be obliged to take a hand, and that is why diplomats are watching up the matter so anxiously. ? An iutimation of the aggressive fight which the new silver party will make for the white metal, is found in an announcement from Washington that ex-Congressman Joe Sibley, of Pennsylvania; ,-Seuator Stewart, of Nevada ; and Geueral Warner, president of the bimetallic league, will go to Colorada next week to open the campaign in that State. When Mr. Sibley was in Washington last week, a conference of the leaders in the new movement was held and it was at this meeting that the plan of going into the West on a kind of prospecting tour in the interest of silver was adopted. A number of speeches will be made and the doctrines of the new party clearly stated. A leading silver man says while definite arrangements have not been completed, it is quite likely that the party will extend its trip through Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Utah. Leaders of the silver party have assurances of support from many of the strong labor organizations of the East, and it is understood that an especial effort will be made to extend the sentiment of silver in that direction. ? Governor Stone, of Missouri, has called an extra session of the legislature to meet on April 23. He says that for a number of years the State has been disgraced by au organized lobby, which has secured such control of legislation that it can pass auy law it wants passed, or defeat any law it wants defeated. Some time ago the legislature had uuder consideration a measure known as the "fellow servants" bill. The bill provided for the fixing of the relations between all classes of employers and employes, and on account of its simple justice, was especially obnoxious to the railroads. Though the people evidently wanted the bill, it was killed by the organized lobby. Governor Stone also says that certain politicians in St. Louis and Kansas City have such control of affairs in those cities that they . are enabled to make election returns show up as they desire, and even go so far as to change the figures when such work is necessary to the carrying out of their purpose. Special objects of the extra session now called, is to ] take steps looking to the suppression of the lobbyists, to pass the fellowservants' bill, to regulate the control i of elections, and to consider such f other matters as may properly come I up. The governor is talking as though he means business, and the chances are that his extra Session will accomplish all that is desired for it. , <?hr \|orkrillc (Enquirer. 1 YORKV1LLE, 8. 0.! I FRIDAY, APRIL 12,1895. i : < ? The people are waiting patiently ' for somebody to make another move : on the constitutional convention ques- j tion. Some of the papers are still i talking about the matter; but the silence of the big guns is painful. The house is ready for a motion. * ? Those of our readers who are inter- * ested in expositions, should keep their eyes on the big show that is to begin in Atlanta next fall. From the present outlook, it is to be second to no other exposition that has ever been given in this country, except that at Chicago. ? The decisiou of the United States | supreme court, on the income tax question, may be law ; but in our opinion < it is neither justice nor good policy. Very wealthy people derive more benefits from good government than very poor people, and it is but right that they should pay a larger proportion of the expenses. ] ? At the last session of the Georgia 1 legislature, dispensary bills were in- ( troduced in both the house aud senate. For some reason, however, the bill , failed to emerge from the committee ( stage in either house. The prohibi- I tionists have taken up the matter with 1 great earnestness aud are now begin- ] ning a campaigu for the passage of the bill. The whisky element everywhere ( is joining agaiust the dispensarvites, aud the outlook is that Georgia is to 1 have a warm campaign on the subject. < The bills proposed are framed some- ' what after the dispensary law now of ; force iu South Carolina. ? That there is to be a merry rate " war between the Southern and the ( Seaboard Air Line systems, is now evident. On Tuesday, the Inter-State < commerce commission gave the Southern system permission to charge less for transportation for long distances than for short distances. That means that the Southern is preparing to low- , er the cut in through rates recently < made by the Seaboard Air Line. ! When this is done, the Seaboard peo- * pie are likely to see the Southern j people one better at least, and the , traveling public will certainly have a < picuic. 1 . . I ? Commenting on Judge Benet's re- > cent remarks in regard to the cowardly j practice of carrying concealed weapons, . the Greenville Mountaineer of last , Wednesday says: "There is more of < that kind of talk needed from the beuch t of South Carolina, and the newspapers are too slack about condemning the ' practice of carryiug concealed weapons. ] Public sentiment ought to be aroused \ against the cowardly practice, aud leg- < islation should either repeal the law ' against it, or else make the punishment ' fine and imprisonment. When couvie- ' tious are secured for this offense, the AKlion/1 r\ cov fino nt* im tuui I 13 UUll^VU IV CMJ K4JV V? IM. c prisonment, and the uian who is able j to pay gets otf with the use of his i pocketbook, while the poor devil with- ' out money must go to prison. If the alternative was taken away, making the . offender liable to both hue and impris- , ouinent, it would help to regulate the , evil, because men would be deterred . from taking the risk when they knew j it was certain to put them behind the J prison, hars upon conviction." Tillman Refused to Talk.?United States Senator Benjamin R. Tillman was in Augusta a few days ago j for the purpose of transacting private business. He was seen by a reporter | ( for The News and Courier and asked a few questions about politics, the 1 most important of these being whether ( or no South Carolina would inject a i woman suffrage clause in her new con- < stitution. In reply to this question i the senator asked the reporter how in i the name of heaven he was to tell what they would do at the convention, i The scribe answered this by telling his t seuatorship that it was generally be- s lieved throughout the Union that he 1 was somewhat conversant with politi- i cal moves iu the Palmetto State, and, f therefore, a few persons were of the opinion that he knew something about 1 th? uew constitution or at least knew 1 what one or two clauses iu it might i look alike. He said that the political c mind of the State was iu a nebulous 1 condition, that nothing definite had been done in this direction and he was 1 unable to say whether woman suffrage t would be adopted or the Mississippi 1 plan. "We have got to do away with the numerical supremacy of the Negro in our State, but just what method will be adopted I cannot say," said the senator. He left for his plantation. MERE MENTION. The Cuban revolutionists have adopted a constitution somewhat simi- i lartothatof the United States, and announced their purpose to establish a provisional government without delay. Twenty-three men were killed in a mine explosion near Seattle, Washington, last Tuesday. John H Knowles. a sailor who distinguished himself in the famous naval engagement in Mobile bay between the Federal and Confederate foes, by lashing Admiral Farragut to the rigging of his vessel, died at Annapolis, Md., last Tuesday. He had been in the navy years. Notwithstanding the 'disadvantages" of a silver basis, the Mexican government this year, for the first time in years, finds itself possessed of a large excess of income over expenditures. Rev. Charles Davis, pastor of a colored Baptist church at Hairodsburg, Ky., is reported to have baptized 76 colored converts last Sunday in 29 minutes. ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. Cartooning the Candidates?Position* at the College?Dedicatory Servlcecs Next Sunday?Another Cotton Factory. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Rock Hill, April 10.?Our local artist, Mr. H. A. Brown, is proving himoolf ntii1n <*l??vpr onrtoonist. and "1?? J be is making some very fine bits on tbe municipal campaign. Every day this week there has been a new piece of his work exhibited at Johnson's drug store, and these pictures seem to grow better as the race for the mayoralty waxes warmer. The ohauces now are that Thursday's election will bring out a larger vote than has ever been polled here in a municipal contest. The applications for positions iu the Winthrop college continue to come in from all parts of the country. Not long ago Secretary Mayfield hit upon the plan of asking applicants to send photographs, and he is now said to have a regular "picture gallery" iu his Columbia office, in addition to tbe piles of letters that are being increased daily. Rev. Alexander Sprunt announced from tbe pulpit last Sunday morning the following order of exercises for the dedicatory exercises in the First Presbyterian church on next Sunday : At the morning service, a sermon will be preached by Rev. W. B. Jennings, and Revs. J. H. Thorn well and J. G. Richards will deliver addresses. At the - - nr ? r evening hour of worship, new >v. ai. Andersou will preach a sermon, and Lhe pastor, Rev. Alexander Sprunt, will deliver an address, giving the history Dfthe Rock Hill Presbyterian church. Rev. Mr. Jennings will address the Sunduy-school at White Memorial [shape! at 4 p. m.,and Rev. Mr. Anderson will speak to the Jennings chapel, school at 9.30 a. in., and to the First church school at 4 p. ra. The lists of subscription to a sixth cotton factory have been opened at the First National bank, and one gentleman, a citizen of this county, has subscribed $20,000. Cleveland Indignant.?In a MethDdist conference at Salem, Mass., a fewlays ago, Rev. Dr. Lansing made a speech accusing President Cleveland jf gross intemperance. A report of [he speech was shown to the president ast Sunday, and with considerable warmth, he said : "This is simply an jutrage. Though it is not the first Lime a thing of this kind has heen attempted, I cunnot avoid a feeling of indignation that any man who makes any claim to decency, and especially t>y one who assumes the role of a Christian minister, should permit himself to become a disseminator of wholesale lies and calumnies, not less stupid Lhan they are cruel and wicked. "I easily recall other occasions when those more or less entilled to be called ministers of the Gospel have been instrumental in putting into circulation the most scandalous falsehoods concerning ray conduct and character, fhe elements or factors of the most approved outfit for placing a false and uarefaced accusation before the public appears to be first, some one with baseaiirl motive sufficient to invent it: second, a minister with more gullibilty ind love of notoriety than piety greedily willing to listen to it and gabble it; md, third, a newspaper anxiously willing to publish it. "For the sake of the Christian religon, I am thankful that these scandalaiongering ministers are few, and on ivery account, I am glad that the A.merican people love fair play and ustice, and that in spite of all efforts :o mislead them, they are apt to form a correct estimate of the charac:er and labors of their public servants." LETTER FROM BETHEL. Reports from the Storm?Frame Of a Well ( House?Corn Planting Delayed. Correspondence ol the YorkvllleEnquirer. 4 ?..SI in clnnn ?( DIV A HLLj /l|;i 11 JLU. x UV/ oiui UJ v* ast Sunday night did considerable lamage in this community. A great nany trees were blown dowu, corn . ;ribs and other small houses were un-oofed, and huudreds of panels of fencing were blown away. One man told me on Monday that 1 vhile passing along the road, he saw ] he frame of a well house turned up- i side down, with no well in the vicinity. Whether the well was blowu away | rom the frame, or the frame away rom the well, he did not say. The same man told me that one of 1 lis neighbors was out at the barn 1 feeding his stock during the storm. forked limb came along and strad- j lied his neck. It scared him very ( ladly ; but luckily, he was not hurt. All of the water courses were very ligh, and besides the damage doue to 1 he bottoms, corn planting was de- ' ayed for several days. t. n. k. 1 LOCAL AFFAIRS, wh.i INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. W. B. Moore, Intendant?Gives notice waJ' that an election will be held on Satur- nied day, '20th instant, for one warden, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the failure of ftni" Mr. J. H. ltiddle to qualify. H. t'. Strauss? Is prepared to sell you a suit of clothes which will wear well, look well, retain its shape and feel coin- J fortable. a-\v< T. M. Dobson tfcCo.?Announce that since , ( their opening, orders are being sent in P,ea daily for hats and bonnets, one order co, ( having been received as far away as , Virginia. They also tell you about ' dressgoods, crepons, prints, pants goods, laces and embroideries, counterpanes at prices to suit your poeketbooks, silks, Bowers, white goods, etc. "it i Grist Cousins?Can supply you with ha- . nanas at 20 cents a dozen, lemons at 20 P 1 cents, sliced pineapple at 25 cents a can, three 3-pouna cans of tomatoes for 25 , cents or five cans for 35 cents, and nine a pounds of oatfiakes for 25 cents. Tele- the i phone No. 12. _ __ _ _ ? nfn E. A. Crawford, S. Y. c.?un tne nrsi Monday of May will offer for sale un- hav< der execution, tbe house and lot in Yorkville belonging to W. C. Latimer. me once ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. William Potts, of Tirzah, is in Yorkville, visiting Mrs. J. A. Hogue. Mr. J. Ernest Dowry and Dr. Jobn ther May have gone to Bamberg ou business, the Miss Georgia Withers has returned wait home from a visit to friends in Blacks- hav< burg. 1' Miss Christine Ruff, of Rock Hill is ^jr in Yorkville, visiting the family of Dr. Clarence M. Kuykendal. "'e> Mr. and Mrs. Mason Bratton, of our Guthriesville, spent yesterday in York- plai ville, the guests of Mrs. J. R. Bratton. heai Rev. Boyce H. Grier returned home amb on Wednesday evening from Back Creek, N. C., where he has been attending the A. R. P. presbyter}*. to r Dr. Geo. Walker, who has been in thei: Yorkville during tbe past week on to r< account of the illness of Mrs. H. C. days Strauss, left for his home in Baltimore, cj0S( on yesterday afternoon. PROFESSOR FORD. gj Prof. S. T. Ford, elocutionist, gave j,as an entertainment in the court bouse 0fY on Tuesday night under tbe auspices thc of the "Willing Workers," pursuant to and advertised announcement, and fiuan- wa3 cially aDd otherwise it was a roaring afte] success. wen That a single individual could even er ^ partially entertain a large mixed audi- gej ence for as long as an hour seems tjm strange. Prof. Ford, however, not . only entertained his audience, but asr seemed to secure control of each iudi- T. vidual member of it to such an extent, beet: as to be able to produce laughter and long something suspiciously like tears al- judj most at will. His mastership of hu- . t mor, pathos, dialect aud pantumine, is only equalled by the remarkable judg- f raent and skill he exhibits in their ap- ' plication. the; From the proceeds at the door the onj Willing Workers realized about $43, e(j | of which, according to previous agree- or(^e meut they paid Prof. Ford $30. On t j.fi the whole transaction, therefore, they tj cleur $13 in cash, and the sincere thanks of the people of Yorkville for having provided such a delightful en- ^ tertainment. jurv WILL HAVE A CHAIN* GANG. J not Yorkville is to have a chain gang. ^Vils Judge Benet sentenced six convicts to 0f $i 30 either to the penitentiary or to the beei: county chain gang. As the county by hus not yet adopted the contract sys- sca^' tem of working the roads, and could ^ not make these convicts available just raj|r at this time, Supervisor Stephenson of- Id fered the use of them to the town fortl council of Yorkville until next Novem- t ber. The town council has accepted rate the offer, and the convicts will be put t to work on the streets without delay. tj)ey The prisoners, with their respective in tl terms of sentence, are as follows: to tl Sutton Knox, housebreaking; three ot^e mouths. John Hill, burglary and lar- 8U'V ceny ; 18 months. Walter Morris, car jr breaking; two years. George Part- sjon low, manslaughter; two years. Wil- whit liam Burris, larceny of livestock ; two was years. Henry Sanders, larceny of van live stock ; two years. The town council has agreed to feed, wjj clothe and guard the convicts for their sjon labor on the streets, and in November emp next to return them to the county for to c< use on the public roads. The under- are 1 the standing is that the town will also be ^ allowed the use of all the short term jong convicts who may be senteuced at the pre^ summer term of the court. spat sihlf CHOKED ANIMALS. the "I notice in today's Enquirer an sotn article prescribing a remedy for the A relief of a choking cow," said Mr. S. A. McElwee, on Wednesday; "but," ? *? be continued, "I think I cau tell you jn tj something that will work better. jDgg Within the past 30 years, I have had srs. occasion to try it as many as a dozen son or more times, and I have never known ^ey ? raise it to fail yet." h , Knowing that Mr. McElwee is es- serv" pecially well posted in all matters xi pertaining to cattle, the reporter was of e all ears at once, and here is what he soug learned: j "As soon as you find that your cow ^ is hopelessly choked, get a rope?a gtat plow line will do?wrap it one time 0fs around the animal's neck, put a strong ter \ man at either end of the rope and let pie 1 I hem pull until the cow falls, take off a' ^ the rope, and she will at once get up ^ j and go about her business, free from ^d farther danger. the I "This remedy is just as effective with of a mule or horse as with a cow, and I Ai :an explain it only on a single theory. With the tightening of the rope, the ^ ^ afflicted animal begins a desperate ? y struggle for life, and as the result of cent this struggle, the obstacle in the throat, Caw tever it may be, is invariably dised. The remedy is not only uls effective; but it is not accompawith any danger whatever to the lal uuder treatment/' CAN'T WAIT. : don't like The Enquirer twice:ek, as wj?ll as I did ouce-a^week," santly remarked Mr. R. M. Plexi)f Smyrna, to the editor on yesteriVhy is that?" asked the editor. iVell, you see," replied Mr. Plexico, is too much trouble to go to the office twice-a-week." rhen, why not wait until Friday get both issues at once?" asked -J!. nv. :ll I tMJllur. i uu win ua> c me ij c >1 .-7 whole week, and, besides, you will 2 the paper divided so that two ibers of your family can read it at >?? Jfes, yes replied Mr. Plexico, "I where you are right; but right e is the trouble. When I know paper is in the postoffice, I can't :. I want the news and I simply 2 to send and get it." hough we coufess regret at putting Plexico and others to extra trouwe are pleased to say that, from standpoint, rather than a comat, we consider his objectiou a rty endorsement. It is our sole ition to make a newspaper that subscribers want to read and want ead at once, and when they confess r unwillingness to allow the paper ;main in the postoffice even for two 9, we feel that we are getting very e to the realization of our object. CIRCUIT COURT. nee Tuesday afternoon, the court beeu engaged in hearing the case Wilson & Wilson & McDow against townships of Catawba, Ebenezer, York. The testimony in the case not concluded until yesterday rnoon, and when The Enquirer t to press the question as to whethje various attorneys engaged would through with their speeches in i to give the matter to the jury night, was doubtful, his case, it will be remembered, has i pending before the court for a f time. It came to trial before ?e Watts and a jury last spring; resulted in a mistrial. The plainhen made an effort to have the ition referred to a referee. The ndnnt objected on the ground that issue involved a question of fact . and. therefore, should be decid >y a jury. Judge Watts issued an r providing that the testimony he n before W. Brown Wylie, clerk le court, as referee. The defendant ;aled to the supreme court. This tnal reversed Judge Watts, and ded that the case is one for trial by he question at issue is whether or the townships named owe Messrs. son & Wilson & McDow 10 per cent. 54,000, the amount alleged to have i saved to the various townships the litigation that resulted in a iug down of the total amount d by the various townships in aid lie construction of the Three C's oad. i their complaiut, the plaintiffs set i that they were duly employed he county commissioners, ascorpoagents of the respective townships rianage the cases of the respective uships. They also set forth that were the only attorneys of record je cases, and that it was nue more leir efforts than to the efforts of rs, that the compromise which re-, jd iu the saviug of $54,000 to the ous townships, was effected, i their auswer, the county commisers set forth that the litigation for :h the plaintiffs seek compensation a matter altogether between the ous townships interested and the oad company, and one with which county commissioners had nothing tevertodo. The county commisers also claim that they did not loy the plaintiffs, or anybody else, induct the litigation, and that they under no obligations to compensate plaintiffs for services in the matter, be testimony in the case has been ; and tedious, and to give a comlensive idea of it in such a short e as is available, would be iuiposA brief review of the history of whole matter, however, will give e idea of the situation, fter it was settled in the courts that bonds voted by the various townsin aid of the railroad werejustaud i obligations, individual citizens le respective townships held meet, raised funds, and employed MesFinley, Spencer, MeCaw and Wil& Wilson & McDow, to do what could toward effecting a comproThe understanding was that attorneys were to be paid for their ices by private subscriptions, tie various attorneys had uo idea ver winning the case. All they ;ht was delay. They knew that railroad company was financially k, and they believed that if they d get the case into the United es supreme court, with a prospect sveral years' delay before the raatvould be decided, the railroad peoivould he forced to agree to a liberisis of compromise. The case was led on according to programme, resulted, as the attorneys calculain a liberal compromise by which townships saved the nominal sum 54,000. fter the compromise was effected, various attorneys interested asked county commissioners for pay out le amount saved. Messrs. Wilson Wilson & McDow asked for 5 per . of the $54,000, and Messrs. Mc, Finley and Spencer each asked for 3 per cent. The county commissioners decided that inasmuch as each individual taxpayer was benefitted alike by the compromise, all should help pay the expense. They, therefore, decided to pay the bill out of the amount saved, and refund to the various individuals the amount each had contributed. They also decided that 10 per cent, of the amount saved, which was a great deal more than the amount that had been contributed by individuals, was a liberal fee, aud this they determined to divide equally among the four firms engaged in the litigation, giving to each 2J per ceut. of the $54,000. Messrs. Spencer, McCaw and Finley accepted the award of the county commixsinnpra n? sotiefnctni'V Messrs. Wilson & Wilson & McDow, however, still claimed that their services were worth 10 per cent, of the whole amount saved?$5,400?and the questions that the jury is now trying to determine are these : 1. Were Messrs. Wilson & Wilson & McDow ever regularly employed by the county commissioners as the corporate agents of the respective townships interested? If they were so employed, what per cent, of the amount saved by the compromise, would be fair compensation for their services ? LOCAL LACONICS. Fruit Still Sufe. There has been several frosts in this section during the past few days ; but so far as we have been able to gather, as yet, there has beeu no serious damage to the fruit crop. Re-Appointed. Governor Evaus has re-appointed Mr. A. E. Smith, of Rock Hill, agent of the Catawba Indians. Mr. Smith has held the position for many years with great satisfaction to all concerned. Mr. Llgon Accepts. it rr n r : l ivev. 1. v. Jjiguu lias siguiueu ma acceptance of a call to the pastorate of Zion church at Lowrysville, and also of Urial church near that place, and will take charge of the work in about two weeks. Ea*t?r. Next Sunday is Easter. The day will be observed at the Episcopal and Methodist churches with services appropriate to the occasiqn. Both of the cburhes will be elaborately decorated with evergreens and flowers. Supreme Court. The April term of the supreme court convenes on the 16th instant. The Sixth circuit will be called on Wednesday, May 1, and allowed five days. So far, only four cases have been docketed from this circuit. Paid Hit Fine. Mase Starues, the Negro who was recently sentenced to pay a nne 01 and go to jail for 24 hours and until the fine is paid, has put up the money. Otherwise his little diversion of cutting up car seats would have cost him rather dearly. Had a Good Effect. The effect of the grand jury's presentment in regard to the use of tobacco in the court house, has been quite noticeable. There has been some spitting on the floors since the grand jury so forcibly called attention to the matter; but it has not been nearly so baid as before. To Extend the O. R. Sc C. An important meeting of the directors of the Ohio River and Charleston railroad was to have been held at Johnson City yesterday to take steps looking to the completion of the road in accordance with original intentions. The meeting was no doubt held ; but as to what has been doue, if anything, we have not yet been able to learn. Defendant Will Appeal. In the case of Ella J. Starues against York county, Messrs. Finley & Brice, attorneys for the defeudant, intend to appeal to the supreme court. They hold that his honor erred in charging the jury as to facts, and also in refusing to allow the defense the privilege of commenting on certaiu facts developed by the evidence. The case is evidently still a long ways from a fiual settleiripnt To Guard the Convicts. The town council of Yorkville has employed Mr. John N. O'Farrell to take charge of the convict force just acquired from the county. Mr. O'Farrel will enter upon his duties without delay. For the present, it is understood, the town council intends to put the convicts at work piling up stones at some point down on the Three C's railroad, and later these stones will be used for the purpose of macadamizing the streets of Yorkville. On a Big Scale. Though possibly he is not going into the business on as large a scale as usual, it is evident that Mr. C. M. Parrote intends to raise quite a quantity of cotton this year. For the past few days he has had five or six teams hauling out fertilizers, and up to the present he has hauled something like 20 tons. Mr. Parrott is one of the largest cotton farmers in York county. On his different plantations, he works about 30 mules, and between 150 and 200 laborers. Another Vernion. The Columbia Register of Wednesday contains the following: "Constable Newbold was in Columbia yesterday on dispensary business. He recently seized three distilleries in York county, which were being operated without a State license. He seized in all about 1,600 gallons of liquor. Mack Byers, J. A. Barry, and J. J. McCarter were tried before Judge Benet on the above charge and were convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of $100." If this is any indication of the truth of reports in other cases of a similar nature, all that we have to say about it is, ? that the State is certainly not growing