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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.
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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

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