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? Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama, is authority for the statement that gold standard senators will not be permitted to take part in Democratic caucuses. "I don't think they would desire to affiliate with us anyway," says Senator Morgan. "They have denounced us as anarchists, and until they repent, I do not see how they could have very much to do with us." ? There is a great deal of concern to know what part Mark Hanna is going to take in the next administration. The story is that he wants to be senator from Ohio, and to this end will arrange that John Sherman be appointed to a place in the cabinet. In the event that Sherman does not agree to this, it is believed that Hanna will go into the cabinet himself as secretary of the treasury. ? It is stated in Washington official circles, says a dispatch, that Russia has made overtures to the United States, 1 England, the Argentine Republic and ' Australia for an international confer??f** fi v - nvino nf tir hou f The I UUUU W ua bug ^ugg vi nuvwv. ? uv idea suggested is that these nations, should they see fit to unite in an agreement, could fix a price to be maintained uniformly through various seasons of overproduction and unsatisfactory crops, and thus make the principal grain staple upon which the millions of consumers depend for food almost as unchangeable in value as gold itself. ? The Homestead, an agricultural paper published at Des Moines, Iowa, charges that Mark Hanna spent over $200,000 in subsidizing western agricultural papers during the last campaign. The Homestead claims that its information is from actual experience. Hanna and his agents offered the proprietor of The Homestead $12,000 for his help. The proprietor claims that he pretended to give the matter favorable consideration until he got the names of the other papers that bad been bought, together with the amounts paid, and then he let the negotiations drop. The proprietor of The Homestead is a Republican. ? A San Francisco dispatch says that a successful airship has at last been constructed. The inventor is said to be a millionaire of Oryville, who has been working on the contri- g vance for 15 years or more. One day last week, it is claimed, that the in ventor made a trip of about 100 miles, } in less than two hours. The ship has a wave-like motion, however, that 1 makes the passengers seasick, and 1 this the fnventor is now trying to cor- 1 rect. In the meantime, the ship is ? said to be under guard on San Fran- 1 cisco bay. Several papers have char acterized the story as a fairy tale ; i but strange things are happening now j adays, and perhaps it will be well to wait awhile before dismissing the matter on any such basis. ? "The free coinage movement is 9 not dead nor sleeping, and its triumph 1 in 1900 is just as certain as the tri- c umph of human liberty in 1860," says a Denver paper. And the Providence Journal says: "The defeated candi- f date for the presidency is about to i start the campaign of 1900, and there t appears to be no disposition on the a part of any of the silver leaders to c abandon the fight. The possession of the reins of government by the Republicans is a point against the latter rather than in their favor. If there is 6 discontent between now and 1900; if 8 unseen causes occasion adversity in r the commercial world and the middle c west come to believe that the Repub- i lican party has not been true to its t 4 fnof r\r? unnol tr\ Sfe nnn/?rlnnit.ipu il UOV Vt W ivo v^/|/va VMWivawvj ? there may be reaction. As has been } said, we have won the Gettysburg of this conflict, but Appomattox is still before us." - * ? The New York Journal has been interviewing the United Stated senators as to what congress is likely to do with the Cuban question. A raa- 1 jority of the senators seems to be in fa- 1 vor of recognizing the belligerency of 4 the Cubans; but a great many prefer t to leave the whole matter to the man- s agement of President Cleveland, c Here are the views of John T. Mor- j gan, the fighting senator from Ala- r bama: 4'I am not a prophet and I would not veuture to say what congress or the president may do on the Cuban queston between this aud the 1 4th of March. You can never tell a what luck or a half-broken steer will * do, and as there are a great many men j in this congress who are about to be t swallowed in an abyss, they may do r some very unexpected things before a they go down. I may say that the r public conscience is shocked; it is par- t alyzed by the atrocities that are being t committed by the Spaniards in Cuba. For a time public attention was held i by the elections ; but now the newspapers will focus it upon Cuba, and p there is no telling what the sentiment t " ?*n x. mt!. l or ine peopie win amount to. inis t government has been slow to act. In c fact, it has helped Spain because it. has I not recognized the belligerency of the ii insurgents, when any boy five years t old can tell you that war exists on the c island. I would not be surprised if t public sentiment did not outrun the c slow and tardy administration and in- e volve us in a war with Spain. I have c feared from the first that this might t be the result, though I do not say I c would like to see it so. In less than c two years the Spanish have lost 70,000 t soldiers. At this rate how many will t Spain lose in ten years ? My impres- t sion is that Cuba has gained more in c this war, to date than she did in the f ten years' war before. In the other J war Spain had an abundance of mon- t ey ; now she is on the ragged edge of t bankruptcy. Weyler has been driven a into the field by pressure from Madrid, t and now he will be forced to move v faster than he intended, and with less s success than he expected. It's best to v catch the rabbit before you cook him, t and I don't think that Weyler will b catch Maceo. If we are forced into war with Spain, I have no doubt c the results. She would hardly be taste for us. But I can't foretell th future, and I have no idea what cor cress or the president will do." ttiltc \(orhviUc (Enquire. YORKVILLE, S. C.: ^TURDAYTNOVEMBER 28, 189( ? A recent United Press dispatch quote Mark Hanna as saying that the farmer have left the Republican party anywaj and that McKinley will devote himse to trying to win back the labor vot< Hanna denounces the interview as false claiming that be has never talked an: such "rot." He may never have said it but that the farmers have pretty general ly left the Republican party, isevidentl; a true bill. ? The Cuban correspondent of the Cin ;innati Enquirer quotes General Weyle is having said that he would prefer t have the United States recognize Cubai dependence rather than otherwise, fo hen he could treat American citizen as the citizens of other nationalities an< filibustering expeditions would becom fewer and further between. It is eviden bat Weyler does not like the American! sven a little bit. i ? The Enquirer would be glad to se he Chester and Lenoir Railroad company -eorganized and in working conditio! ?rifh \foinr l"J W F\ Warnar as nresi lent, Mr. L. T. Nichols as superintendent ind Mr. H. H. Beard as general freigb ind passenger agent. During the tim he road was working under this man igement, it did better business than a iny other period of its histoiy, eithe >efore or since, and under the sam management we believe it could do thi tame thing again. ? The Cbistmas number of The Ladies Home Journal is out, and it is one of the nost interesting issues of that splendic >ublication that we have yet seen. The eading articles are : "When Mr. Beechir Sold Slaves in Plymouth Pulpit," by tfrs. Henry Ward Beecher; and th< 'Burglar Who Moved Paradise," b: Herbert D. Ward. Mrs. Beecher's articl< s a remarkable contribution to the histo y of abolition, and in power and pathos s deserving of comparison with tb( trongest chapters of Uncle Tom's Cabin 3Very word of the article, however, ii iaimed to be absolutely true. ? From the best information we can gel rom the new county fight now going on n t.hfi vininitv of Gaffnev Citv. it is eet ing pretty hot. It develops that thingi ,re not one way by a long odds. Gaffney if course, is solid, and so is the adjoining >ortion of Union; but White Plains anc Cherokee townships in Spartanburg an .gainst the scheme tooth and toe nail ,nd our own Cherokee in York is nol learly 'so certain as some of the nev ounty advocates would have us believe Phe more the York Cberokees discus; he matter, the fewer advantages thej an see in the change and the more re' uctant are the> to cut themselves aloo: >om York, confessedly the banner coun y of the state. ? One of the very greatest items o ixpense involved in the formation of? lew county has never yet been men ioned. We refer to the expense of copy ng such of the records in the office o he clerk of the court, as apply to th< action to be cut oft'. At one time Yori :ounty was a part of Tryon county *1. C., and to this day it is occasionallj lecessary to go to Lincolnton, N. C., ant iven to Raleigh, in order to complete he abstracts of land titles. To copy all he papers in the clerk's office whict ipply to Cherokee township, would cost nany thousands of dollars, for those tapers cover a period of more than s tundred years. In the event these tapers are not copied, every land transction for Cherokee township for the text generation at least, will involve tnusual expense for the transcription o: he records from here to Gaffhey. 'he Railroad Wins. Columbia Register: One of the trovisions of the new constitution is hat all railroad corporations doing tusiness in this state shall have a harter from the state. The Southern tailway is chartered in Virginia, and n complying with the constitution, he company brought a copy of the harter to Columbia and presented it o the secretary of state to be trans ribed ou his books. Now the Southrn Railway is capitalized for several ailliou dollars, and under the constiution the fees which would have been barged upon every thousand dollars if the capital would have amounted o $15,000. The secretary of state hought the company ought to pay hat amount under the law; but the ompany contended that only the fee or transcribing should be charged. L friendly suit was made up between hem and the question was submitted 0 the supreme court, which rendered 1 decision sustaining the position ol he railroad company. The opinion vas rendered by Judge Witherspoon, itting in place of Judge G*ry, who vas disqualified by reason of his relaionship to Secretary of State Tompins. a LOCAL AFFAIRS. >f a INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. e S. M. ?fe L. George Grist?Call your attention to tire necessity of fire insurance and recommend the Continental Insurance company of New York as a good - company in which to hold a policy They are the agents in Yorkville. Grist Cousins?Claim that they are in ? position to sell buggies, phaetons and - surreys cheaper than any other dealers in this section. G. T. Schorb?Talks to you about the Lester piano and the Wilcox A White ' organ, which he claims are first-clas: instruments and will be sold by him ai ! reasonable prices, and the instrument* i guaranteed by himself and the manu ' facturers to be ull that they are claimed , to be?the best. W. J. Stephenson, County SupervisorGives notice to the road overseers oi Z York county, that they must have foui days' work done on the roads of th< county previous to December 15. [ THANKSGIVING. Last Thursday was the quietest Thanks? giving that has been known in Yorkvillt 8 for many years. It is not intended tc rt create the impression that the day, hereIf tofore. has been especially exciting ; bul } that the last one was especially quiet. Business was suspended, except at the ? drugstores, services were held in the y churches as previously announced, and ; all during the day citizens found it a . constant effort to disabuse their minds o] _ an impression that it was Sunday. A large per cent, of the young mer who were at leisure, and who could gel hold of shotguns, went hunting. Nearly all of the Negroes also chose this method r of amusement, and the birdsand rabbits, o of course, had little to be thankful for exn cept that there were so many hunters who r did not know how to shoot. On each previous Thanksgiving for the past three or four years, there have been one or more hunting accidents. 6 Somebody has been more or less seriouslj t shot. The returns from the whole couns try are not yet all in; but so far as the reporter has beard, there have been no accidents in this immediate vicinity. THE CONVICT GANG. 7 Rock Hill Herald, Wednesday: C. F, J Gordon, superintendent of the convict - force at work on the road south of the ( city, reports that he received only five t new convicts from the recent sitting of court, sentences 01 aooui expire u 6 within the past few days. This leaves 18 " convicts now in camp. The work ol t grading the old Saluda road has been r completed and rock is being crushed e with all possible speed to finish the work B of macadamizing before January 1, when the camp will be moved to Ebenezer. The distance to be macadamized is , about five miles, from a point about a half mile east of Fishing creek bridge to ' Smith's Turnout, and, as stated above 1 the grading has been finished and rock ) has been placed on more than a mile . of the distance to be completed. A lew days ago a representative o f The Herald made a casual inspection of the 3 camp of the convicts engaged in the 7 work and found it in a healthy condition 3 and very comfortable. There has been . no special sickness since the camp was j established, and the prisoners have no complaints to urge against the manage5 meni. s COURT ADJOURNED. The circuit court was adjourned sine die last Wednesday morning after a ses ; sion o! 24 days, aimosi equany aiviaea ! between criminal and civil business. Though a great deal of work has been done, the common pleas calendars have 3 not been even nearly cleared. There > are still pending on these calendars quite I a number of important cases; but they I were not disposed of at this term on acj count of the fact that for various reasons the lawyers were not ready. As the re' suit, the April term of the court promises ^ to be unusually long, and it will be a long ' time yet before the court fully catches up . with the business that is before it. , Judge Watts has had a rather anxious r time of it. His residence down in ChesterfieM is being remodeled. The carpenters have been at work for several f weeks, and having, thought of some - changes he was desirous of making in the plans, he would have been glad to be at home. But notwithstanding this, e A ?nr oil Inner form ho shnwod nn I UUIiUg Oil VUV IVIIg ?%/**&? uv MWW ? v? ? j impatience. He just stuck it out quietly, disposed of all the business that was brought before him, and did not leave until he could do so without inconvenf ience to any of the litigants. 3 His honor was accompanied to York: ville on his trip by Mrs. Watts, who was the recipient of considerable attention ' from the people of York ville, and who 7 evidently enjoyed her visit very much. ' They left for their home in Chesterfield i on last Wednesday night. ' , THANKSGIVING FEAST. There was a unique Thanksgiving din' ner out at the County Home last Thurs' day. It was spread for the inmates of the 1 institution, and there was a big time of it. i Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Moore were the originators of the idea and the donors of 5 the dinner. They commenced work on j it several days before, and on Thanks[ giving morning, accompanied by Revs. R. W. Anderson and W. G. Neville, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lowry, Dr. R. A. Bratton and a number of ladies of the Episcopal s choir, went on their pleasant errand. The inmates of the home had been ap, prised of the coming of the party before| hand and were ready to receive it. They were neat and clean; as poor as it was, dressed in their best, and all were in a state of excited anticipation. In > their words and actions they showed ! their supreme pleasure and delight. ' As the first thing on the programme, ' the ladies spread the good things on a long table that had been prepared for the purpose. There were roast turkeys with cranberry sauce, great quantities of cakes, i pies, fruit, pastry, confectionery, nuts, i etc.?just such things as were best calculated to delight the palates of the poor, unfortunate folk for whom they were intended. Then, after all the good things , had beeii arranged in tempting array, Mr. , Neville read from the scriptures. Mr. Anderson made a short talk, and there were some choice selections by the choir. After this the feast was served, the ladies seeing to it that all were provided . with a fair share. And how those people 1 did eat! One of the gentlemen present 1 says ho never saw the like of it, and the i very sight was greater enjoyment than 1 he had ever before realized at a Thanks' giving or any other dinner. Each and every one did the repast the fullest justice, and only stopped?not when it was all gone, for there was too much for them dispose of; but when they could eat i more. There was a humorous side to tl s occasion, too. "Don't waste a sing : scrap, missy," said one, "for we's got place to put every bit of it." An o rheumatic Negro sat off some distau i from the rest, and everytime some I the ladies would go near him with som 1 thing, he would say "gimme dat, missy } The lady would give it to hun aud ] i repeated his request so often that final } one of the gentlemen discovered that t was not eating at all; but storing ever \ thing that came his way in a crocus sac [ The old fellow was not at all nonpluss* at his detection. He only chuckled as - it were a good joke, and then went f eating like the rest. They were not t [ selfish like this, however. Some a peared diffident and retiring; but eai and every one showed the deepest appr ciation of the kind act thHt gave the . such a treat. ) It was indeed a pleasant Thanksgivii , for all who participated ; but none e . joyed it so much as those who'furnisb t and served the feast. , "ROCK HILL COUNTY." i The last issue of the Gaffuey Ledg contains the following rather amusic article headed as above: f The intelligent people of upper Yo county should not be lulled into a feelii of security by the pretended apathy i the part of the champions of the n< Rock Hill county. * There i9 always a lull before the stori 1 and when it does break loose the bav generally wrought makes the ear ' tremble. Beware of the onslaught of the 1 mighty forces that will be brought bear on the citizens in Cherokee tow ship, should they fail to secure th< deliverance now when a friendly hand extended to rescue them from the comii onslaught. r A determined effort on the part of ea< citizen in tbe'territory threatened heret fore to be merged into and lost in t hounds of the new and greater Rock H county, should gird on his armor ai battle for his rights and interests. A change is bound to come, and t time has come when you can by an ho , est and determined effort choose for b< ter or for worse. The hand of Enterprise, guided by t 1 fingers of Destiny, will lead you to su 1 cess. "Hug not the delusive phantom [ hope" for the entirety of the old counti to remain. The constitutional conve , tion, in its wisdom, saw the necessity smaller counties and provided for th< > creation. Besides, the people see the n cessity. The old counties are going be reduced, and the new counties a coming. Let Limestone be the first the arena. You will not be left in peace, that ign fatuus will lead you into the dism swamp of despair and regret. "There is a tide in the affairs of ma when taken at its flood leads to fortune." Embrace this, in all propability, yoi last chance, and win success, or negle to do bo and follow the wiles of the pr tender and you will do your posterity i , irreparable injury. In this deliverance there are sevet , propositions which we fail to exact understand. It was clearly ^explained the recent primary campaign in tfc county that no matter which way tl election might go, it would not necessai ly follow that York county could be d vided. There was danger of consider bly more trouble and ill feeling one wa however, than the other. This was b cause o f the peculiar circumstances. A intelligent people are well aware of tl fact that it is impossible to erect a co stitutional county outof the areaofYor The principal danger during the campait appeared to be the fact that the propositi was being advocated by a surveyor wl was a]6G a candidate for the state senat No such condition is likely to arise aga at least for a generation, and the fear tb if Cherokee does not go to Gaffney, Cata\ ba and other townships will erect a coui ty for themselves is absolutely groum less. But this is not all. Suppose the townships did cut themselves off fro York, it will not leave the balance of tl county in as weak and lame condition i will be the proposed new county of Lim stone to start with. Then where, in eith? event, can the voters of Cherokee hope benefit themselves by going off to tl proposed new county of Limestone ? V, have been searching very carefully to fir some logic in the arguments of the adv< cates of the new county proposition ; bi we are free to confess that our search hi been in vain. LOCAL LACONICS. Until January, 1807. The Twice-a-Week Enquirer wi! be furnished from this date to Januar 1st, 1897, for 28 cents. Going Up a Little. The Enquirer is instructed to quol good cotton this morning at 71 cent There has been a slight improvemei since Thanksgiving. At Tlrzali Next Sunday. Rev. B. H. Grier requests The Enquii kr to call especial attention to the fai that next Sunday being the fifth Sunda of the mouth, his regular appointmet for the morning service is at Tirzah. To Conference and Return. The rate from Yorkville to theSout Carolina conference at Abbeville and r< turn, by way of the Chester and Leno: and G. C. and N., is $5.40. Tickets will t sold from December 7-10, with final liin to December 16. Fell In a Well. While attending an entertainment i McConnellsville academy, on Thursda night, Mr. John Darby accidentally fe into an old well, 30 feet deep. He was nc seriously injured ; but it was only wit oAnoi/lnroKlQ thiif. hia fripnH managed to get bim out. Making Good Progress. Mr. Charles K. Clarke has complete the work of timbering the Wilson min and expects to soon commence takin out ore. As the work progresses, h considers that tho prospects grow brighl er and brighter. Mr. H. P. Clarke, wh was up from Columbia recently, wa well pleased with the outlook. In Operation Again. The big pump at the waterworks wa started up again last Wednesday aftei noon after a stoppage of about 60 hour: Although there was involved considers ble inconvenience to the users of watei aud some apprehension lest a fire shoul break out during the time there was n protection, the delay was unavoidable am the authorities are entitled to all cred; for their quick and efficient work. Gave It to Mr. Henry. A heavy gold ring figured in the recen big murder trial. It was found anion the effects of Charles T. Williams, hav | ing been given by him to Mrs. Anderson to and afterward returned by her. The pa o it played in the evidence was unimpo tant, it having'merely been referred to 1 ie one of the letters. Solicitor Henry no ;le has the ring. Mrs. Williams gave it a him as a memento of his victory. Id Poing tn Talk Sen*e. ce J. S. Brice, Esq., has received a lett of from prominent citizens of Blacksbur e- informing him that the new county adv< ." cates had been flooding Cherokee towi he ship with "orators" and asking him ly come up on December 3d and 4tb, ai he talk to the people about the matt y- at Blacksburg, Antioch and Buifal k. Though very busy, Mr. Brice basdecid* id to accept the invitation. W. B. deLoac if Esq., will accompany him. The tv to gentlemen may be depended upon ill discuss the matter sensibly and forcibl p- They will leave Yorkville for Blacksbu ch on the evening of December 2. 8" To lie Married December 2. ra A. R. Presbyterian : Cards are out ai nouncing the marriage of Rev. J. ! Qg Grier of Sharon, S. C., and Miss Jul n- Cain of Venice, Ga. The ceremony taki ed place on the 2nd of December. Boi these young people are well known her Their numerous friends congratulate the on this happy occasion. Bro. Grier h er gone back on his famous sermon: 1 ig have.learned in whatsoever state I a therewith to be content." People excu rk preachers sometimes?especially wh( "g they see the step is a good one. Our pe sonal injunction is: Don't drive ai more "wild" horses. The freight now n, too precious. Death of Mrs. Elizabeth McElwee. Gastonia Gazette, Thursday: LastSa !se urday morning about 9 o'clock, Mi to E. J. McElwee departed this life at tl n- home of her niece, Mrs. M. E. Pursle 5!r on Mill street. In an illness of 50 da; ? she suffered much but patiently,* un she was at last relieved by death. C ih the 9th of December she would ha ?- been 65 years old. Born a Crawford, si k? was twice married; the first time to M I)Cj James L. Crawford, the second to M Newman McElwee, who some years a| he preceded her to the world beyond. I child and but one sister, Miss Ma 3t~ Crawford, survives her. Her funeral w he preached at her old church, Bethany, 1 ic- Dr. E. E. Boyce Sunday afternoon, ac there she was buried. She had livi ot with her sister at Mrs. Pursley's durii n_ the past five years and had her cbur< of membership with the A. R. church sir this place. e~ Thoughtful and Sensible. re "I have just two suggestions that in would be glad to see carried out in coi nectitfn with the poorhouse and jail, is remarked an earnest and sincere citizt a' of Yorkville to the reporter on Thank tn giving afternoon. "In the first place, be continued, "I think there should 1 lr a neat chapel out at the County Horn ct and it should be so arranged that 01 ^ of the Yorkville ministers could hoi services on each Sunday afternoon. Tbi al is, let the ministers take it week abou ly In the second place, I think the secoc in story of the jail should be put in propi ,i8 condition for use as a prison, and tbi tie after this is done, white prisoners shoul rt. be confined on one floor and colore l|. prisoners on another. At present, a a_ prisouers are kept together, and it right and proper that they should t ' separated. The fact that a man is prisoner, does not make him a crimina ie and even if a criminal, he is still human. n_ In Favor of Mr. Smith. k It will be remembered that at a recei meeting, the county board of commi ;n sioners declined to bind two Negro chi 10 dren to Mr. C. H. Smith. The circuti stances were these: Upon her aeati jn the mother of the children gave thein at Mr. Smith, and asked him to raise then v_ After the children begaD to show promit n. of becoming useful, the husband of tt woman set up a claim for them, and 3$ bis request the supervisor, who had a m ready signified bis willingness to bin ie the child to Mr. Smith, refused to tab 33 further action. The board, of count e_ commissioners sustained the supervisoi }r Mr. Smith, however, retained possessio to of the children, and at the term of cou ie just adjourned, John Wilks, colore< re who was the dead woman's husbanc 1(j tried to get them by means of a write j. habeas corpus. The evidence seemed t llt indicate that the Negro was not th 33 father of the children, and Judge Watt refused to grant the writ. In his ordoi be made Mr. Smith the legal custodia of the children until the matter is bean before a jury. Before be can get th II children, Wilks will be required to prov y that he is their father. BLACKSBURG BUDGET. . :e 9> New County Sentiment Far From Unan mouH-Personal and Other Note*. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Blacksburo, November 27.?Seven t- advocates of the new county movetnen 3t have been around in this township fc y the past week working in its interes it The sentiment, however, of our large! taxpuying citizens, is not altogether i favor of the move. They are unwillin h to sever their connection with old Yor )- because'of old and pleasant associations ir and, besides, unless they can see some es ie pecial and material advantage to ou it town and section in the shape of anothe branch railroad, they are not willing t make the change and run the risk of hav it ing their tax assessment increased, y Dr. J. G. Black is having a second stor; 11 put upon bis residence in- the form of >t Mansard roof, which will add much to it h appearance and convenience, a Mrs. M. F. Anderson is visiting friend and relatives in Rutherfordton, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Haydeu left yester d day for a visit to his mother, Mrs. M e Hayden, near Rutherfordton, who recent g ly suffered from a slight stroke of pax-al e ysis. Miss Katie ana Master r rana ueai ar o visiting the family of Mr. John Russel ? at Sharon. w. a. ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. "S How Thanksgiving Was Spent?Services I; the Churches. ^ Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. r Rock Hill, November 26.?Today ha J been Thanksgiving day in earnest. Oui 0 citizens are of opinion that matters in al cj lines are looking up, and they felt tha' some indulgence in pleasurable pursuits was allowable, while some manifestatioi of gratitude was but proper. The busit ness men closed up, and employer and em g plo^ee alike, took a rest from their dailj - labors. Plans were laid for many a hunt i, and, doubtless, many a bird with feather rt unruffled, pipes a quavering note in call r- for mates that are preparing for an extra in course for tomorrow's breakfast of the w fortunate hunter, and happy the hare to who, safe in his briery home, no longer . hears in memory's ears the cheering of the hunters and yelping of greedy curs, er It's an ill wind indeed that blows no one g, any good. The morning opened with a >- drizzle that boded ill for outdoor sports, i- but about 10 o'clock the clouds drifted to away a nd the warm weather drove all out id of doors. ^ er At the Methodist church there was an o. union service by members of the Presbyjd terian, Methodist and Baptist churches. h, Rev. Alexa nder Sprunt, Rev. A. S. Rogvo era and Rev. J. B. Campbell delivered to lectures, showing reason for our gratitude y. for favors in matters civil and national, rg social and religious. Collections were taken up lor the benefit of the various orphauages under the tare of the church, n- In the afternoon, a large crowd met at 3. the bicycle park for the races. Winthrop ia college turned out in full force to grace 0S the occasion. There were sbven races which were much enjoyed. o. s. m A MATTER OK DISTANCE. How Some People Will Be Convinced While m Other* Will Not. ge From the Union Times, November 27. ?n Editor DeCamp of the Gaffney Ledgir er, with Lawyer Hardin of Blacksburg, J iv and Lawyers Butler and Grant of Gaff- A is ney City, were the principal speakers M last Saturday in behalf of the pro- ? posed new county of Limestone. An it- ingenious countryman, believing that *? the opposite side would have no - / 16 experienced speakers to combat with * y? the editor and the lawyers, invented a 73 map for the occasion, which in his way ^ decribed the outline of the new county and the location of the principal points, postoffices, rivers, creeks, etc.' Mr. re DeCamp examined the map very care' * fully and mounted the speakers' stand to explain. "Why," said he, "this is 4 ;n a splendid map of the new county. I r_ do not think it could be excelled. It as shows the great Southern railroad jy crossing it, the live town of Blacksid burg accurately, the 0: B. & C. railmail ail t.hfl rrefiks and rivers. I am )g so glad to have it here. I could not have made such a correct map. Mr. at C., did you make this map ?" "I did," receiving the map back from the editor. The editor continued, "Now that 1 map perfectly and completely shows 3* what a fine county we will have. It " has been said by those opposed to the in new county that no one knew the bounds. I am glad to find one here who knows the line so well as to be e able to get up an exeellent map." ,g Suddenly the countryman asked the Ld following : at "Mr. DeCamp, how far is it from 1 Guffuey to the North Carolina line ?" id "Nine milfes." ar "How far to Pinckney ferry ?" it "Eighteen miles." Id "Are you sure. Don't you know it d is 25 miles ?" ill "Hand that map back here," says ' 1 Is DeCamp, and calls lor a tape line which l >e was banded him, and he measures the ' a distance from Gaffney to the North Carolina line, and finds it to be one inch. "My friend" said he, "what is the ]t scale of this map ?" ?" "Two inches to the mile." "That won't do," excitedly said De3 Camp; "only two miles?" to "Y.ou see it measures one inch." . "Oh !" said thd countryman, "I am je mistaken ; it is four miles to the inch." Th? vnnnc editor hurries then to 10 ~ j o at measure the distance to Pinckney; ,1- and finds it 11 inches, d "Good God, Mr. C., that makes it 44 :e miles I Such a map I" y The crowd cheered vociferously. Mr. DeCamp again asked, "Where 11 did you get your idea ?" rt "From the United States Postal service and the Gaffney 'new county' survey." DeCamp was bewildered. 0 They Want Pensions.?The first 0 national convention of the Slave Pen* uion Association of the United States, q met at Birmingham, Ala., last Wed^ nesday for a three days' session with e representatives present from several e of the southern and southwestern states. The organization was formed in Topeka, Kan., last September for the purpose of securing for all former slaves pensions from the government. Resolutions were adopted urging immediate action on a bill introduced in the senate by Senator Thurston of t] Nebraska, which contains the demands t of the association. State organize- g ,r tions have been formed in Kansas, J t, where the movement began ; Texas, jM it Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Mis- ^ n souri, Indian Territory, North Carog lina, South Carolina, Tennessee and k Oklahoma. 1 i- Insult to Spain.?The Cincinnati s r Enquirer is authority for a story to the effect that the Spanish government has o demanded an apology from the United - States for an insult offered to Spain in the destruction of a Spanish fiag at P Newcastle, Delaware, last Wednesday. a It was on the occasion of a festival in s the armory of Company H of the Del- , aware State militia. The flag was 9 among the decorations, and in a spirit of fun somebody stuck a match to it. The incident was telegraphed over the ^ world and the Spaniards are said to _ be riled. The state department says that Spain has made no demands, e ? 11 The Passing of Judge Lynch.? Referring to the conviction of Reese and Luckie, The Yorkville Enquirer says: "We would beg to remind those who may have been inn clined to think otherwise, that there is still law in the land and judges and jurors who are not afraid to do their 3 duty. Than this, no harder blow has 1 been struck at mob law in South Carot Una for years." The Enquirer is ( right. If justice in the courts were 3 certain, mobs would not be appealed . to for it. If juries could be relied . upon to do their duty, there would be P few appeals to Judge Lynch, and t Judge Lynch himself would be con- ' 3 .victed and hung.?Columbia State.