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? The receipts of the internal revenue department last year were $143,295,979, which was $3,922,472 less than the year previous. South Carolina's contribution to the revenue und was $87,419. The smallest amount contributed by any one State, if the figures as telegraphed from Washington are correct, was $6,804 from Washington, aud the largest amount was $30,604,070 from Illinois. * ? Miss Mary Belcher, a young lady of Russellville, Ky., has had a horrible experience with a complexion paste she saw advertised in the papers. About two years ago she bought some nf tho n??tA and used it as directed. V* WUV W ? ? After about two weeks, she began to notice the appearauce of a black beard all over her face. The beard grew rapidly until she had a heavy set of whiskers. The matter preyed on her mind contiuually, and last week she went crazy. ? Mexican bull fights are to be a feature of the Atlanta exposition. The details have been arranged, and the understanding is now that the fights will take place the same as in Mexico and in Spain. W. H Ballou, of New York, vice-president of the National Humane society, recently wrote to Assistant Secretary Hamlin, of the treasury department, and asked him not to allow the bulls and the fighters to be imported, claiming that it would be a violation of the contract labor laws. Mr. Hamlin refused to take any steps in the matter. He said ?v,a nnnnneoH ficrht<5 Wprp not tuai 1 i IUV ^/?V|/ww?v\4 .. ?. contrary to the laws of Georgia, he could not see that the general government had any right to interfere. ? New York World: In 1891 we raised the greatest corn crop ever grown ; but we are going to render it insignificant this year. In 1891 corn covered 76,204,000 acres and yielded an average of 27 bushels to the acre. This year the cornfields amount to 82,304,000 acres, or 6,000,000 more than in 1891, and all reports indicate a larger yield per acre than in that year. But at the same average yield the crop will amount to 2,222,208,000? two billion two hundred and eight thousand bushels. Corn is worth about 50 cents a bushel not only in the markets, but in the feeding of hogs. This crop, will therefore, add $1,111,104,000 to the country's wealth. Think of it! More than a billion dollars of actual wealth produced in a single crop. Who doubts the prosperity of this great Republic? ? The school board of Toronto, Canada, is in trouble over the bloomer outbreak. One of its members recently made a motion that the schools inspectors be required to report to the board the names of all the women teachers who rode bicycles "in male attire, commoaly calleii bloomers." He insisted that they were immodest and unbecoming, and that they furnished a bad example to the young girls who were attending the public schools. He also declared that the bloomer costume would never be worn by women generally, because to look well it must be worn by a well-formed woman, and three-fourths of the women were not well formed, and would never care to wear a dress showing that such was the case. These remarks aroused the indignation of a woman member of the board, who is a doctor. She declared that it was for women to decide what was modest and becoming in the matter of dress, and what kind was most conducive to health and comfort. ? There are two stories as to the cause of the Indian uprising out in Idaho. The authorities at Washington are of the opinion that the trouble was caused by the whites of the vicinity, who desire to secure the presence of troops in order that they may have a better market for different kinds of produce. Senator Dubois, of Idaho, denies that there is any truth whatever in this story. He says that Idaho aud Wyoming are the last foothold of the big game in this country. Elk abound in large numbers, and they are protected by the laws of the State. The Bannock Indians are said to be a bad lot. They have been killing the elk in large numbers for their hides, and leaving their carcases to rot on the ground. It was an attempt ou the part of the settlers to enforce the game laws 'hat led to the conflict with the Indians, aud consequently the uprising. ? Recognizing that West Indian hurricanes are phenomena of annual occurrence, and that their season is again approaching, the United Stales Weather bureau is making special arrangements to give the people of the South Atlantic aud Gulf States timely warning' of their approach. During the next two or three months, the signal service people along the North Caroliua, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama coasts will exercise extra vigilance, and upon the appearance of the first indications of one of these dreaded storms, will speedily telegraph the news to all parts of the country. Hereafter the hurricane is to be indicated by a new signal, consisting of two red flags, one above the other, with a small black square in the centre of each. In addition to this, the government recommends the purchase of what is known as meteor rockets, with which to give warnings of the nnnrnnch of storms in the nieht rr w time. ? Alarming reports have been coming from Jackson's Hole, Wy., during the past few days. One story had it that the Indiaus had massacred 50 or more settlers, together with their wives and children. A late report, however, denies the story, and is to the effect that the settlers are strongly fortified and confident of their ability to stand off all the Indians in the country indefinately. At last accounts, a large force of United States soldiers, including infantry and cavalry, were hurrying to the assisteuce of the beleagured settlers and would have arrived yesterday or today. The present trouble with the Indiaus has grown out of violations by them of the Wyoming game laws. Quite a number of Indians have been killed; but so far as is known, only two or three white men. The authorities at Washington have information to the effect that the Indians are willing to cease hostilities and go back on the reservation. <?hr \|orhrillc (Enquirer. YORKVIL.LE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, JULY 31,1895. ? Judge Golf has fired off another shot at the registration laws, ac ine instance of Douglass and Obear, last Thursday, he enjoined Supervisor Green, of Richland county, from delivering over his books to the managers of the election at the various precincts. The injunction issues on complaint of J. H. Gowdy, colored, and is made returnable at Richmond on August 5, when the case will be heard on its mef-its. What the result will be nobody knows. It may amount to nothwnatever, and it may amount to a permanent injunction that will operate to indefinitely suspend the registration laws as they now efrist. WOOLlNfl THE ENQUIRER. Governor Evans Makes Reply to Some Strlcturers. Governor Evans devoted a portion of his speech at'iirzan last inursuay to "wooling" The Enquirer. He thought it necessary to say something in regard to certain publications in this paper, and he went for us without reserve. In the first part of his speech, he said something about the daily papers. In bis closing remarks, he began to thank the people of York for their hospetality to them. He said that he was going to cut that 300 pound cake, and when he did, he would invite all th? boys down to the executive mansion. He did not have much spare room?in fact on.y one; but that did not matter. When the Edgefield boys came to see him he called it the Edgefield room, and when the York boys came dowu, he called it the York room. At all times, however, and under all circumstances, the hoys are welcome. "Then there are these county papers," said the governor, "these little fellows?they get mighty bigotty sometimes [Laughter]. I don't like to read them much. It is mighty tiresome ; but I've got to do it if I expect to keep up with them. You don't pay any attention to them do you ? No; the time when you do what they tell you to do is past. They don't boss things now. You do it yourselves. "Well, you have one of them up here; the Cincinnati Enq?No, The Yorkvii.le Enquirer, I believe, [Laughter]. This paper said not long ago that I did not care anything about you York boys now, since I was elected. It tried to make you think that since - * T 1 nave gouen into omce, i uavc uw further use for you. That is about what it said about me. Now, the people up there at Yorkville might have thought that; but you didn't. You know a heap better than that. I don't know why this little Enquirer said that about me. "I think they sent me down a petition to call a convention of the people of the State to act on cotton acreage, or something of that kind. Well, of course, I was interested, and I thought about the matter a good deal. I conferred with some of the leading Alliance meu. They told me that they were going to have a meeting pretty soon, and that this meeting would do all that could be expected of the convention. I knew I could trust your Alliance to handle that matter, and as I did not think it necessary to put you to the trouble of marching up the hill and then back down again, I did not call the convention. Wasn't I right? [Cheers]. "When I was going through the campaign, this paper?The Enquirer?published a picture of me. Well. I'll tell you boys that picture was handsome. It was the handsomest picture I ever had. It was really so handsome that it was better looking than I am. [Laughter and cheers]. Yes, boys, I was so proud of it that I sent a copy of the paper to my girl. She wrote back and said it was so good, she hardly recognized it; and, boys, she asked me how much I paid for it. And what do you think she did ? Well hoys, she kicked me. I don't know whether it was on account of that picture?I don't see how it could have been, it was so good; but she kicked me boys! [Laughter], Well, this little paper jumped at me again. There had been a murder, and it jumped on me because I did not offer a reward. Now boys, suppose I had gone and offered a reward and issued a proclamation with the great seal of the State on it and published it in The Enquirer. Why, I have more sense than that. You know I have. If I didn't have, you would not think me fit to be your governor. The fellow would have run out of the State and we could not get him at all. No, boys, I know too much to do anything like that. [Shouts of hurrah for Evans.] "Aud then boys, it jumped on me again, aud said I did not care anything about the people up here, because I did not send up a detective to | hunt up a murderer. Now, let me tell you how that was. I sent the detective; but you don't suppose I was going to let The Enquirer know it, so it could say "that fellow Evans has sent a detective, and give the man a chance to get out of the State." That would not have been anyway to catch the fellow ; now would it? [Cheers.] "But you need not think I have noi the old people of York at heart, for I have. I am governor of the whole State, and I try to look after your interests. These people came to me at a time when I'thought I ueeded them, and I would be false to every feeling of gratitude and to myself, if I should go hack on them. I am willing to come before you at any time, and am glad to do it and render an account of my stewardship." [Cheers and hurrahs for Evans.] Governor Evans closed his speech with a few words of congratulations and thanks to the people, and the announcement that he would give place to the man they wanted to hear, that old war-horse, Senator Tillman. the facts in the case. We do not care to make any uncomplimentary comments ou Governor Evan's remarks, which seem to be in the nature of good natured ridicule: but we are sure mat mose wno are interested in the matter, will not objeet to a simple presentation of facts. On December 8,1894, representatives of the various townships in this county met and organized what they called the "Cotton Growers' Association of York county." After doing what they could to get things well underway, they adopted a preamble, followed by the following resolution : Resolved, That we, the Cotton Growers' Association of York county, do hereby request his excellency,.Governor Evans, to call a convention of the cotton growers of South Carolina, to be composed of two delegates from each county, to meet in Columbia during the month of January, on some day to be designated by the governor, for the purpose of taking steps looking to the perfection of an organization of the cotton growers of our State, and pushing the organization into other States, on the general basis of the plan known as the "Roddey plan," or some other plan calculated to accomplish the same purpose. Messrs. W. J. Waters aud W. L. Grist were appointed a committee to lay the preamble and resolution before the governor, and they attended to the matter without unnecessary delay. Several weeks passed by, and nothing was heard from the governor as to what he intended to do. Quite a number of people interested made inquiry of the members of the committee as to [what the governor intended to do,and on January 2, 1895, the following appeared in the editorial columns of The Enquirer. Possibly the farmers of York county were foolish in making an effort to organize in the interest of cotton, and possibly they had no right to ask Governor Evans to call a State convention ; but even shoald all this be true, the conduct of the governor is certainly very strange. The request of the recent convention was concluded in the most courteous terms, and expressed the desire of a whole county. It may lie that, in the opinion of the governor, it was not wise to comply with the request, and if this be so, we have to only say that the governor certainly has a right to'his opinion. But whether he sees tit to grant the requestor not, it strikes us that the authority on which it was made, is at least entitled to a courteous answer. On January 11, nine days after the appearance of the above, Mr. Grist was put in possession of the following, which had lain in Mr. Waters' box at the postoftice for several days, for the reason that he was out at the time taking tax returns. It was published in The Enquirer of the following Wednesday, January 16: Messrs. W. D. Grist and W. J. Waters, Committee. Gentlemen: Your communication enclosing a copy of the resolutions passed by the York County Cotton Growers' association, was amy received, and I was surprised to learn I through Titk Enquirer of today that it had not been acknowledged. It has not been overlooked, however, as you are probably aware of my action in appointing delegates to the Cotton States association, which meets at Jackson, Miss., on the !?th instant. I deem it best for us to take no action until this convention has adjourned, as we may gather from it what our sister States will concur in. It is hardly necessary for me to assure you of my hearty sympathy in the cause, and I trust that we will soon gain the eo-operation of every Southern and Western State, and, by combination, rescue the agricultural classes from bankruptcy. Your resolution left to my judgment the time for calling the State convention, and this I will exercise. With assurance of my hearty co-operation, I am truly yours, John Gary Evans. This letter was the last that was heard from the governor on the subject of the proposed convention until last Thursday afternoon. On the morning of May 19, the body of a Negro man was found lying on the outskirts of Yorkville. The murder had been committed under mysterious circumstances. The coroner's jury worked on the case nearly all day, and dually deciding that it was unable to do anything further without help, telegraphed to Governor Evans for authority to employ Detective R. H. Dobson, of Yorkville, to work up the case. Gnvpi-nnr Evans telesrranhed back : "I have sent a detective? The Enquirer of May 2 concluded its account of the investigations of the murder with the statement, "As to whether or not the detective has arrived we are unable to learn." There had been a great deal of talk in Yorkville to the effect that the detective was then working on the case, and that of course he did not propose to let anybody kuow what he was doing. The representative of The Enquirer investigated the matter as best he could, learned through reliable sources that the detective had never arrived, and in the issue of Friday, May 24, published the following: "that detective." "At the request of the jury, last Sunday, Acting Coroner Carroll telegraphed to Governor Evans asking for authority to employ Detective Dobson to work up the Bob Feeinster murder ease. The governor immediately telegraphed back that he ! had sent a detective. If the detective ever came, be has not reported to Trial Justice Carroll or anybody else. "Last winter, Governor Evans was requested by a .mass meeting of York county farmers to call in January, a State convention in order that representatives of the people of the whole State might meet in Columbia and consider what was the best to be done about cotton and guano. The governor, at first, paid no attention to the reouest, and when afterward stirred up by tnepress, he wrote to the committee that* had been appointed by the mass meeting to memorialize him, that he would call the State convention. The convention was never called. "When Jim Green shot Alfonzo Moore some months ago and escaped, a citizen of Yorkville wrote to the governor and asked him to oiler a reward for Green's arrest. The governor wrote back that he would give the matter his immediate attention. If he has ever thought about it again, nobody here knows it. "The intended cotton and fertilizer movement passed over without amounting to anything; Jim Green, after remaining at large until he got ready, surrendered himself up, any 100 years from now, it will not make any difference whether the Bob Feemster case had been investigated or not. But, however, all this may be, we are inclined to the opinion that if the governor will be more careful in fulfilling his engagements, especially after they are made, he will certainly inspire more confidence as a chief executive. "The services of a good detective in the Bob Feemster case might prove very useful even yet." Four days afterward, on Monday, May 27th, a detective, a dispensary constable named Jenkins, put iu his appearance in Yorkville and began working up the case. He worked at it perhaps for a week or ten days and went away. The case came to trial at the last term of the court; out tne stare ain not have the benefit of Detective Jenkins's information, if he had any. Detective Jenkins was tailed as a witness; but did not answer to his name. He returned to Yorkville ; but it wus not until after the State had closed its case. He did not go on the stand or give any testimony, and the murderer is still at large. As to the Jim Green case, we have nothing to say except that the governor's explanation- as to why he did not offer a reward, is entirely satisfactory. We desire to say, however, that we did not make any false charges against the governor. We never said anything about his not caring anything about the York boys. We simply said that he had made promises and did not fulfill them, and that such a course was not calculated to inspire confidence. We tender the free use of our files to anybody who thinks he can disprove the case as outlined above, or who thinks that he can find in them such a charge as that on which the governor has taken occasion to rub us down. We also tender to the governor, or to any friend, who thinks this is not a fair statement of the whole case, the use of such spuce as may be necessary for a correction. Editor ok The Enquirer. CHESTER DISTRICT CONFERENCE. New Preacher# Recommended?Delegate# to the State Conference?The Southern Chrifttinn Advocate?Fine Sermon#. Reported for the Yorkville Enquirer. We resume our reports of the Chester District eoufereuce where we left off last week. The business of a district conference, outside of a review, in a cursory way, of the work of the district for the past year, is the licensing of preachers, and the recommendation of preachers for ordination and admission into the annual conference, and also the election of lay delegates, four from each presiding elder's district to the annual conference. The following preachers were recommended, after examination by a committee, for the Diaconate : Kev. fl P. Leonard and Rev. W. A. Pitts. Rev. G. C. Leouard was also recommended for admission into the aunual conference. Mr. Leouard i9 a recent graduate of WofFord college, and since his graduation, a few weeks ago, has been supplying the Rock Hill circuit. The following were elected delegates to the annual conference to meet at Rock Hill, December 4: J. M. Riddle, of Lancaster; W. W. Lewis and J. A. Smith, of York; and G. C. Hardin, of Chester. Rev. G. H. Waddell, who is favorably known in this community as one of the former pastors of the Methodist church here, addressed the conference on the subject of the Epworth Orphanage, recently located near Columbia. The prospect seems to be bright for the enlarged success of this uew institution. It will go into operation earlynext year. Wofford college, Columbia Female college, the Carlisle Fitting school at Bamberg, and the Williaraston Female college were all ably represented by the members of their several faculties. The speeches of the visiting college men constituted a leading feature of the occasion. Wofford college, and Columbia Female college were both reported as eminently successful. The Williamston Female college, of which Dr. S. Lander is president, is a private enterprise, but is doing a fine work and is second to no institution of its kind in all the country. Rev. John O. Wilson, the genial and accomplished editor of The Southern Christian Advocate, was present and represented his paper in an elaborate address on Saturday morning. The Advocate has been a leading organ of Methodism for more than half a centuary. Its editors hitherto have been Drs. Olivo, Wightman, Summers, Myers, Kennedy, Weber and Kirkland. The paper has been a success all the way through. Mr. Wilson and his speech made a fine impression on the conference and the community. There were several excellent ser motis preacnen aurmg me session 01 the conference. We recall sermons by the following preachers : J. M. Steadman, G. E. Mahaffey, H. B. Browne (at Presbyterian church) J. 0. Willson, and M. L. Carlisle. The last named preached au excellent sermon to an immense congregation at Trinity church on Sunday night. This constituted the closing exercises of the most interesting occasion. LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Reg. M. Grist?Tells about rubber stamps, and other articles in that line with which he can supply you. John J. Hunter?Sells the Hine A* Lynch shoes for men, and the Cincinnati shoes for women. J. A. Ganiewell, Spartanburg, S. C.?Announcement of Wofford college. James Wood row?Announcement of the South Carolina college. W. W. Lewis, Attorney at Law?Lets you know that he has money to loan on good security. H. C. Strauss?Talks about his cut-rate clearance sale, and explains what it means. Grist Cousins?Tell why people buy groceries from them, ana call attention to their leaf lard at 10 cents, hams at 12J, and say that they will continue to sell 20 pounds of granulated sugar for SI until otherwise announced. J. W. Dobson?Advertises turnip seeds, buggy and wagon whips, llour, well chains, grass blades, snaths, baskets, spittoons, wood saws, collars and pads. James M. Starr?Has Mason's fruit jars, fruit jar rubbers, fruit powders, turnip seeds and crimson clover. He also offers to cure the chills for 50 cents or refund the money. Clifford Seminary, Union C. H., S. C.? Announcement for the next session. Louis Roth?Calls attention to Pettijohn's breakfast food, breakfast bacon, and California hams. Sam M. A L. Geo. Grist, Agents of the Mutual Reserve Life Association?Tell of the payment of $2,000 to Mrs. M. R. Williford, due her on a policy in that Into huuhutul \f r CUIIJUitllJr UII 11C1 1UIU jjiiowiiu, *??! Wade Williford. They also have something to say with regard to the economy of insuring in the Mutual Reserve. AUGUST WEATHER. Our Chester weather prophet has sent in his prognostications for August. They are as follows : From 1st to 3rd, warm with some thunder clouds and scattering showers in the evenings. From 4th to 7th, very hot, with appearances of rain at different places. From 5th to 11th, warm, with local rains. From 12th to 14th, damp and showery. From 15th to 17th, winds from the east, and cooler. From 18th to 21st, more rains and high water. From 22nd to 25th, foggy, warm and misty. From 26th to 28th, fairer weather with some wind. From 29th to 31st, hot, with but little, if any, rain. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Georgia Witherspoon is visiting Mrs. Wright at Clover. Mis Fannie Abell, of Lowrysville, visited Miss Georgia and iva witners, last week. Senator Finley is free from fever and able to sit up and talk to his friends. Mrs. W. B. deLoach is visiting relatives and friends iu Camden. Rev. W. W. Orr, of Huntersville, spent Monday night with Rev. B. H. Grier. Mr. J. Thos. Mallard, of this place, is visiting relatives and friends in Shelby, N. C. Sheriff Hood, of Lancaster, spent last Friday night in Yorkville with Mr. S. A. McElwee. Misses Jessie Alexander and Mamie Lewis, of Lincolntou, are visiting Mrs. H. H. Beard in Yorkville. Mr. R. B. Black, of King's, Ga., and Mr. R. M. Cranford, of Chester, are visiting their cousins near Guthriesville, the guests of Mr. W. E. Sanders. Mr. D. W. Hicks and family, of Henrietta, N. C., and Miss Ola Hicks, of Rutherfordtou, N. C., are visiting the family of Captain L. M. Grist in this place. FORT MILL MONUMENTS. Though of course he had uo such idea iu view when he conceived his purpose, Captain Samuel E. White's proposition to erect a monument to the Women of the Confederacy and the Southern Slave, has made his name famous all over the couutry. All the leading papers are talking about it from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat of last Friday. contains the following: The fidelity of the slaves during the civil war to the families they served, has long been a matter of history and acknowledged as one of the noble qualities of the African race. A more substantial recognition is to be made of it in the village of Fort Mill, S. one of whose citizens is about to erect a monument in honor of the devotion of the Southern slave, and the authorities will give it a place in the public square. The monument will be a tall shaft, having on one side a Negro woman nursing her master's babe, and on the other a Negro man holding an agricultural implement. It is proKised to inscribe it with a passage from enry W. Grady, concluding with tiiese words: "Often 500 Negroes to a single white man, and yet through these dusky throngs the women and children walked in safety, and the unprotected homes rested in peace. Uuinarshaled, the black batallions moved patiently to the fields in the morning to feed the armies their idlenest would have starved, and at night gathered anxiously at the big house to 'hear the news from marster,' though conscious that his victory made their chains enduring." THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN. , The last meeting of the county campaign was held at Yorkville last Mond<iv hot inasmuch as the eleciiou is now over, a report of the speeches, either at Tirzah, Rock Hill or Yorkville can no longer be of interest. One of the tnost striking features of | the brief campaign has been the strictures of Mr. W. B. Wilson against The ; EnquibeR, based on alleged misrep- j resentatiou of what Mr. Wilson said at , Blacksburg. We don't feel that we < are called upon to say any more on , the subject than was said iu last Fri- j day's edition of The Enquirer. We , invited Mr. Wilson to disprove what we said either by Major A. H. White, I Messrs. W. N. Elder, J. S. Brice or C. i E. Spencer, and whilp he had the op portunity to do do it at Tirzah, Rock i Hill and Yorkville, he made no effort I in that direction. i At Yorkville, last Monday, the 1 court house . was well filled. The witnesses above mentioned were all present. The representative of The En- " quirkr sat within five or sixfeetof Mr. Wilson all the while he was speaking. It seemed like the time, place and opportunity were all especially fitting for the establishment of the truth of the question at issue. No fair-minded man could have asked for more favorable conditions. Mr. Wilson had the floor for nearly three-quarters * of an hour, and during his whole speech, he never made' the remotest reference either to The Enquirer, or to his alleged grievance. YESTERDAY'S ELECTION. Yesterday's election passed off quiet- * ly at this precinct. A deep interest was manifested by those who took part; but there was little or no excitement and good order prevailed throughout the day. The main issue was between the friends of Messrs. Wilson and Brice. It was given out on Monday that at a poli tical caucus at Tirzah, it had been agreed to scratch Brice and Spencer. Brice's Reform friends were not at all pleased with this programme, and in retaliation they generally agreed to scratch Wilson and Elder, and succeeded pretty well in breaking into the arrangements of the alleged caucus. A large number of town people failed to turn out, and a majority of the votes cast were bv country Reformers. The floating vote was an insignificant element. IN -JAIL AGAIN. Matt Byers, one of the most notorious criminals with which this county j has had to deal for sometime, has been ' committed to jail again on the charge of housebreaking and larceny. He is the Negro who was convicted of the murder of Robert Bradford at Hickory Grove, and who, upon securing a new trial, was afterward acquitted. He was next sent to the penitentiary for a short term for housebreaking and larceny. On the 17th of June last, while on his way home from the penitentiary, he was arrested in Chester county and sent to the chain gang for 30 days for petit larceny. One week after his release from the Chester chain gang, he broke into tbe house of Cham- ^ bers Byers, colored, in this county, and stole a suit of clothes, pair of pants, cuffs and buttons, comb, pocket book, live pounds ot Dacou, ana mree pounas of sugar. He was committed for trial on last Saturday by Trial Justice Johnson. LOCAL LACONICS. Until January 1896. The Twice-a-Week Enquirer will be furnished from this date until January 1, 1896, for 80 cents. Come in Second. Messrs. Whitaker & Parish's 2-year old colt, Fannie Rowena, 19 doing some good work on the St. Louis race track. She ran last Friday along with a lot of very fine colts and came in second. Moonlight Picnic. A number of young people of Yorkville bad a pleasant moonlight picnic near the residence of Mrs. Sbillinglaw, two miles east of Yorkville, last Monday night. Mrs. C. G. Parish chaperoned the party. Coming Again. * Prof. J. A. Boyd, of Fort Mill, was at Tirzah last Friday. He said that be expects to beat tne iso-ounce tomatoes receutly mentioned in The En- 4 quirer. He is sure that he can beat ' his 24A-ounce specimen, and he thinks he can beat the others. Tirzuh Dispensary Sales. Treasurer Neely received on Monday, the sum of $11.63 from the Tirzah dispensary, but as the dispenser at Tirzah has for some time been engaged in paying license, insurance, salary, etc., we have no way of arriving at the sales for the past week. t Absurdly Ridiculous. A report has gained currency in some way, to the ell'ect that the town of Yorkville charges $5 license for the sale of watermelons. Dressed beef is the ouly commodity of local production for the sale of which the town requires a license. He Will Be After You. With today expires the time in which the commutation street tax can be squared otF for $2.50. After tomorrow the price will be $3. People should pay attention to this matter. Policeman Love will not put up with r any foolishness, and if the tax is not paid he will surely add the penalty. Additions to the Chain Gang. Four additions to the chain gang were brought to Yorkville by Constable T c Hurtunn liiat ivppLv Thov uiv ?/. V. J were sent up by Trial Justice Sauders, and their names and sentences are as follows: Walter Dickey, 30 days; James Dorse, 30 days; Will Steele, 20 days; Robert White, 10 days. All are colored. They were convicted of petit larceny. Comparative Vote. The total vote cast at the Yorkville box yesterday was 279. In the primary of last August the total vote was 104 and in the Tillmau-Sbeppard primary of 1S92 the total was 516. The total vote in the county in the prima- w ry of 1892 was 3,456, and in the primary of last August it was 1,879.