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? A conventiou of southern manufactures of cotton yarn has heeu called to meet in Charlotee today. From letters received during the past fewdays, it appears that there is a strong sentiment in favor of shutting down the mills for the summer until the market is relieved of some of its overproduction. The low price of yarns has caused a great depression in the cotton milling industry generally. ? A conference of the National Advisory committee of the independent telephone companies of the United States met in Pittsburg, Pa., last Wed nesday and resolved to tignt tne nen conapany to the last ditch. The independent companies are capitalized at $10,000,000 and have in operation over 10,000 telephones. It is their purpose to join forces in the employment of counsel to resist any action that might be brought against any one of the companies for infringement of the alleged rights of the Bell company. ? At a big dinner in London, not long ago, William Waldorf Astor had something to say of the immense size of the redwood trees of California. The other guests laughed somewhat incredulously at bis story, and, somenettled, he offered to bet that he could procure from a tree a cross-section large enough to form a table that would accommodate all of the party euests present. The wager was ac cepted, and last week there arrived in London from California, the promised cross-section. It was 14 feet 6 inches in diameter and weighed 14 tons. Astor won is bet. ? Tom Watson has this to say in the last issue of his People's Party Paper : "If there was no need of a new party to combat both the old parties, theu the People's party ought never to have been born. If there fa no need now of a third party to combat both the old parties, the People's party has no right to live. If either one of the old parties is right, we should join it. There should be no fusion about the matter; we ought to join the party which is right, and we should join without money and without price, without conditions and without reservations. If neither of the old parties is right, then we ought not to join hands with it, by fusion or otherwise. We ought to glory in beiDg right?no matter how great a minority we are in. t In ever so many instances the minority, the despised and persecuted minority, were the men whbse principles governed the future." ? The Woman's Exposition of the Carolinas, instituted by the women of Mecklenburg county, was opened in Charlotte, N. C., last Tuesday night. Mrs. Sallie Southall Colten, of Faulk lands, N. C., made the opening address on "Women?their Aims and Purposes." She was one of the speakers at the Mothers' congress in Washington. Miss Sallie Whisnant made the welcoming address, and Mrs. Minnie Hobb Kellogg, general manager, pressed the button that set the machinery going. The exposition has au excellent art display, among the contributors being William M. Chase, J. G. Brown, Robert F. Bloodhood, J. H. Dolph, F. S. Church, Rhoda H. Nichols, J. S. Guy, E. Daingerfield, Walter B. Priestman, Maria Brooks ?n<l E. Percv Marion. Hovendon's "Breaking of the Home Ties" is contributed by Prof. C. L. Harrison, of Philadelphia. It is insured for $50,000. The two Washington City art clubs make exhibits. Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, sends a famous FrancoGerman war picture. There are fine machinery, mineral aDd curio displays. ? A movement has recently been started among the patriotic women of Virginia to build a home for the needy widows, sisters and daughters of Confederate soldiers in Virginia. Scattered throughout the state there are many ' helpless women to whom such an institution would be a God send and in justice to these noble sufferers the home should be speedily erected. The idea of building a home originated with the ladies' auxiliary of the Geo. E. Pickett camp of Confederate Veterans several mouths ago. Within the last few days the ladies have seut out letters explaining the character of the movement aud asking for the hearty support and co-operation of all who are interested in the cause. Beginning ou the 19th of this month and continuing for ten days a Confederate festi val will be held in Richmond, from which it is hoped that a large sum bathe benefit of the home will be derived. The movement is cordially indorsed by the state officials, leading public men, old soldiers and newspapers of the state. ? Walter Wellmau in Chicago TimesHerald : Monday last a certain stockbroker iu this city tilled an order for 900 shares of sugar stock in Wall street. His customers were three United States senators. In tilling this order the broker began buying at 113g and bought up to 115. Yesterday this deal was closed out at from 117| to 118. The profits on tie transaction was about ?30,000. This is what one broker did. How much stock was handled by other broki rs here and iu Jsew York for senatorial account no one knows. It is pretty well understood that senators who were able to get inside information concerning the sugar schedule in the finance committee revision have been buying in Wall street for a week ov more. They were speculating on a sure thing, for the manner in which the sugar schedule favors the trust could not fail to put its shares up in the market when the facts should become public property. There is a great deal of gossip a*>out these senatorial investments in sugar, but it is not considered probable that the senate will order an investigation. The senate does not care for any more sugar speculation investigations. ? Columbus, Ga., Enquirer - Sun ; One feature of the celebration of Mem orial Day in Montgomery, which touched the heart of every veteran in that city, and which will impress every one who hears of it, was the presence of Mrs. Jackson, the wife of "Stonewall" Jackson, and her visit in the morning to the old capitol, the house in which the Confederacy was born. How appropriate it was that she, the ' wife of Jackson, who died upon the woeful Geld in Chancellorsville, should upon the day set aside by the wives of Confederate soldiers as a memorial of the dead, be present in the "Cradle of the Confederacy," to take part in the exercises. Montgomery was honored last Monday as she seldom has been. The presidents and ? ? nMoidonto m?v visit, her ; the " f w?"-? ?J ? , ? representatives of foreign governments majr make her gates the objective point of a journey; capitalists may t "see millions" in her future and come to invest their money; but the presence of none of these should rival in the estimation of the people of Montgomery, that of this widow of the Confederacy, the relict of "Stonewall" Jackson, he whose nature was as gentle as a woman's, hut whose heart was as bold as a lion's?the irresistible leader of the great Civil war. $lu Uwkritb (Enquirer. YOItKVILLiE, S. C.: SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1897. ? "Put up or shut up," is now the watchword on the road question. > ? No danger of an over-subscription. If more than the specified sum is raised, the excess will be properly applied. ? The road assessment on Yorkville is only $2,t)00. If she wants to, she can raise it before the end of a week. ? Let each individual in Yorkville give on that road subscription until he feels the amount, aDd then all the sooner he will feel the benefit. ? "Two thousand dollars or nothing," was the decision of those who met on the road question last Thursday night. If it is "nothing," the expense to the community will be many times two thousand dollars. % + % ? Chairman Dingley, of the ways and means committee, has given out an interview in which he virtually acknowledges that it is the policy of the Republican party to proceed with the work of retiring greenbacks as rapidly as possible with a view to putting the country more than ever upon a strict gold basis. ? On the first page of today's issue, as one of the most important matters which can be brought before the people of this section of the state just at this time, we give an elaborate compilation of the road no KTT T S Rrino F.vi. 1H\Y, picpaicu 1U1 UO H/J V# >.' ^r..wv, ? In preparing the article presented, Mr. Brice has ransacked the Civil Code and criminal statutes, along with the statutes at lRrge and brought squarely up to date every important provision of law which bears on the subject of roads. Armed with this compilation any reader of The Enquirer should be able to answer any possible question that can arise in regard to the road law, as surely and as correctly as an experienced lawyer, and in view of the importance of the matter, this paper, after receiving a careful reading, should be laid away for future reference. ? Although the decision of the United States supreme court in the Agricultural Hall case does not validate the repudiated Blue Ridge script, it certainly puts the state into a ticklish position. By the 1 terms of the original agreement, Mr. Wesley was to pay for the property in installments. The litigation just ended developed as the result of his tendering Ulue Ridge script for the tirst payment. He subsequently tendered cash ; but now that he has been put in possession of the property, there is nothing to prevent another tender of the script, and the state will either have to let the property go without any further consideration, or bring against Mr. Wesley a suit that will fairly and squarely involve the value of the script. ? There have been many meetings held in Yorkville from time to time ; but not one of late years of more importance than that held in the oilice of Sheriff Logan last Thursday evening. We refer to the road meetine. an account of which is published in another column. Among those present were leading business men of Yorkville. The object was the development of the town by developing the surrounding country. It was l'ully realized that the carrying out of this object meant a liberal expenditure of money, and that the necessary money, before it can be expended, must be raised by means of liberal private subscriptions. In the opinion of the solid and substantial business men present, if the necessary money is raised and the adopted plan is carried out, the benefit to the town and community will be many times its cost, whereas if the money is not forthcoming and the plan falls through, the \ery best that the town and community can hope for is that they may be allowed to continue along in the same old rut. LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J. H. Riddle?Can supply you with family and lancy groceries of the best quality, clay peas, timothy hay and clover, plastering hair, lime, cement and shingles, harrows, and fruit jars. T. B. McClain?Suggests that when you want to paint your house, that you should be careful to get the best quality and recommends Masury's Railroad paint as being what you need. It costs just the same to apply an inferior paint as it does to apply good paint. The Ganson Dxy Goods Company?For next week, offer quite a number of bargains which are worthy of consideration. T. W. Speck?Can furnish you with spectacles and eyeglasses, silver knives, forks and spoons, a nice clock, or can . repair your clock or watch. Grist Cousins?Recommend that you buy the Caltou improved cultivator and tell you why. They also have cotton harrows, Evans's steel frame lever harrows, cotton hoes, and advise you to ride a Monarch bicycle. Lewis G. Grist <fc Co.?Remind you that + onhiolflo nf oil IHnHu tnnlfp cucy lejjmj TCIUVJW ?? ........ and repair harness, plowstocks and shoe horses and mules. . Oliver E. Grist?Offers you either The Areosy, Metropolitan, Cosmopolitan, Munsey, MeLure's magazine or The Ladies' Home Journal?monthly magazines?one year, for $1. He also has Rapid Writer fountain pens on hand for sale. Mrs. Dobson?Says that great crowds are flocking to her store in order to secure the ^reat bargains, she is offering. She receives new millinery every week. Mrs. M. E. Nichols, AdministratrixGives notice to the debtors and creditors of Joseph M. Nichols, deceased. DEATH OF MRS. FANT. Mrs. S. J. Fant died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. R. J. Herndon, yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, of a complication of diseases which have been in progress since the 4lh instant. Mrs. Fant came to Yorkville from her home at Santuc, Union county, several weeks ago, and at the time was in her usual good health. On Tuesday of last week, she was stricken down by a violent attack of grip, complicated with congestion of the lungs, stomach and bowels. Under careful treatment she began to recuperate most lavorably; but, on Thursday, dysentery set in and hastened the end. The deceased was a most estimable lady, bigmy esteemeu m ueruwu neighborhood, and by a large number of friends. She leaves seven living children, all married but one, and four of whom were at her bedside during her last illness. Her 69th birthday occurred on last Thursday. When The Enquirer went to press, it had been arranged that Mrs. Fant's body would betaken toSantucfor interment; but as to whether the funeral party would go by way of Blacksburg or Chester, had not been definitely settled. BICYCLE PARADE. The bicycle parade mentioned in the last issue of The Enquirer took place Wednesday evening according to announcement. The bicyclists?ladies and gentlemen? to the number of 43, assembled at the residence of Mrs. M. H. Metts, and as the town clock struck the hour of six, the procession, under the lead of Dr. A. Y. Cartwright, started down Congress street. About the time the head of the procession reached the courthouse, however, a heavy shower came up, and there was a unanimous break for shelter. After the rain, the procession was reformed, and the parade was continued in accordance with the original programme, taking in all of the principal streets of the town and making a show that was highly creditable to the whole undertaking. Most of the wheels were beautifully decorated?some with flowers and others with ribbons of many colors. In some cases the decorations were confined to tasteful arrangements of llowers on the handle bars, and while in other cases they consisted of elaborate combinations of folnrs takinor in the entire machines, es peeially the wheels, producing interesting and novel effects. In spite of the interruption by the rain, the parade was a great success throughout and enjoyed alike by participants and spectators. CREATED A SENSATION. Quite a sensation prevailed in Yorkville from Monday morning until about 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon over the mysterious disappearance of Mr. John L. Thomasson, the well-known young salesman in the employ of Mr. John J. Hunter. The last seen of Mr. Thomasson was on Sunday night at about a quarter to [) o'clock, when he left the residence of Mr. Hunter, where he was boarding, saying he would be back in a few minutes, and went out iuto the street. When Mr. Hunter went to the store next morning, he found the door, though closed, unlocked, and the keys in a show-case. There were about the circumstances certain features which seemed to lend a considerable air of mystery, and as Mr. Hunter and Mr. Thomasson's numerous friends began to study the situa- , tion, they very naturally began to drop into theories of foul play, suicide, robbery, kidnapping, etc., until the whole town was more or less stirred up over the affair. Searching parties went out in every direction, and even the standpipe, which stands on the edge of Mr. Hunter's yard, was examined. On Thursday morning there appeared in the Atlanta Constitution, a special dispatch from Yorkville giving the mysterious circumstances in the case, and at 3.55^ p. m. of the same day, The Enquirer received the following telegram, which at least seems to remove all doubts as to foul play : Union Depot, ) Birmingham, Ala., ^ May 1.3, 18!>7. J L. M. Grist A Sons, Yorkville, S. C.: Please state in your paper that I will be home In u lew days. j. l>. ihojiassuh, CHEROKEE'S JURY LIST. Clerk of Court Jeflcries, Treasurer Jones ami Auditor Camp met on Tuesday to draw the jury list for the first term of Cherokee county court, says the Gall'ney Ledger of Thursday. In the old counties the county commissioners met in January and made up the jury box for tiio year. In order to make the jury legal the jury commissioners took the names of the jurors who were drawn by the old county commissioners last January, and who resided in those portions of Spartanburg, Union and York counties, out of which Cherokee was formed, and drew there from a jury list. The following are the jurors: Grand Jurors?J. W. Rhvne, Beaty Morris, G. B. Wright, 0. A. Osborne, J. F. Patrick, J. F. Jamison, E. P. Macomson, G. S. Black, L. C. Mabry, J. P. Hamilton, B. J. Gold, G. W. Lamaster, C. B. Turner, J. B. Carter, S. J. Poole, J. D. Rnppe, I. M. Smith, W. L. Spake. Petit Jurors?R. J. Kirby, A. F. Smith, W. D. Byars, Price Martin, J. R. Hughey, A. J. Davis, W. A. Blalock, J. J. Gati'ney, J. R. Blackwood, W. J. McGill, R. H. Porter, B. F. Bonner, M. F. IJ V IT 111*0 \f ;i/Q Sollnm T H xyuiiunu, a v. ak Kyv..v.?, ? ... Fowler, \V. A. Jefferies, J. A. Pearson, b. Q. Sarratt, G. R. Wylie, A. J. Goforth, D. L. Littlejohn, T. D. Humphries, J. M. Daniels, C. J. Daniels, J. Tuck McCraw, F. H. Dover, C. B. Harnmett, Landrum Huskey, H. Z. Hicks, P. G. L. Pettit, J. B. Huskey, J. A. Harris, Prater Smith, Jonas Vassey, Frank McCluney. ABOUT PEOPLE. Chester Reporter: Rev. A. N. Brunson returned from Yorkvilleon Monday and the special services at the Methodist church are still in progress. Mrs. M. E. Banks, of Fort Mill, is visaing the family of Prof. A. R. Banks. Misses Edna Hull and Margaret Roach, of Rock Hill, visited Yorkvillethis week, the guests of Miss Hattie Banks. Mrs. Geo. M. Lowrance returned home Thursday night from a visit to her daughter in Albemarle. N. C. FOR BETTER ROADS. A number of citizensof Yorkville, who have subscribed liberally toward a fund for the improvement of the roads leading into the town, met in the office of Sheriff Logan last Thursday evening for the purpose of considering ways and means looking to the raising of further subscriptinno Mr. G. H. O'Leary was elected chairmau of the meeting, and Mr. John M. Hope was chosen as secretary, and after a harmonious discussion, action was taken to the following effect: Resolved, that we raise in the town of Yorkville cash subscriptions to the amount of $'2,000. 2. That upon the raising of the amount specified, the sum be divided into two equal parts, and the separate amounts be offered for expenditure upon the two roads leading into town, the residents on which said roads guarantee the largest aggregate supplemental subscriptions. 3. To facilitate the raising of the amounts herein provided for, the chair appoint a committee of four to solicit subscriptions from the citizens of the town. Upon the adoption of resolutions to the above effect, the chair appointed as a committee to solicit subscriptions, Messrs. J. H. Riddle, John M. Hope, W. R. Carroll and Dr. R. A. Bratton. This committee has already commenced the discharge of the duty thus imposed upon it, and one or the other of its members will make it a point to call upon every individual citizen of the town for help in the proposed undertaking. LOCAL LACONICS. The Enquirer Until 1st of January, 1808. The Semi-Weekly Enquirer will be sent to any address, from this date until the 1st of January, 1898, for $1.22. Too Many Loafers. Yorkville is badly in need of an ordinance against vagrancy; but that sucb an ordinance will be passed is hardly probable. Literary Lecture. Professor F. P. Moses, of the chair of English. Winthrop, has consented to deliver a lecture in the courthouse next Thursday night before the White Rose Chautauqua circle. Engine Kroke Down. The northbound narrow gauge passenger train was delayed at Lowrysville an hour or more yesterday morning by the breaking down of the engine. The train did not reach Yorkville until about 11 o'clock. Children's Day. Children's Day is to be celebrated at the Methodist church tomorrow. An especially elaborate programme has been arranged for the Suuday school exercises in the afternoon, and the children of the other Sunday schools and the public generally are invited to take part. The Last Call. Secretary Waters of the Micah Jenkins Camp of Confederate veterans, requests The Enquirer to announce that he will have to make his annual report within the next few days, and those who desiro to keep their names on the roll, must not fail to pay their dues of 15 cents each. York Graduated. The commencement of the Presbyterian Theological seminary took place in Columbia last Thursday. Among the graduates is Mr. W. A. Haffner, of York county. Mr. C. B. Ratchford, also of York county, received a special course certificate. Mr. F. K. Sims, of Chester, is also among the graduates. Fined 820. Mr. W. R. Readle, employed in the composing room of The Enquirer, was arrested last Wednesday by the police and fined ?20 for shooting at Tom Hunt, colored, with a pistol. The cause of the difficulty was alleged unnecessary impudence on the part of the Negro. The Negro was fined ?1. For Stealing Crockery, Etc. John Simpson, colored, was arrested on Wednesday morning by Deputy Sherilf Harshaw on the charge of having stolen various small articles from Mr. W. Adickes, and upon arraignment before Magistrate Sandifer plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a tine of $25 or go to the cbaingang for 30 days. Railroad ANMenmentB. The railroad property of the state has been assessed for the year 1897. There are but few changes from hist year and they are of but little importance. The O. R. Jt C. stands at $5,000 a mile, the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta at $13,000, the G. C. <fe N. at $10,000, and the Carolina and North-Western at $2,750. The aggregate valuation of all the roads in the state is $23,910,1(52. Thinks Gordon Was Ottlcious. The Fort Mill correspondent of the Columbia State, says that at a meeting hold on May 11, the Fort Mill Camp of Confederate veterans, adopted a resolution disapproving of the course of General J. It. Gordon in reviewing the parade at Grant's re-interment, in his oHicial capacity as commander of the Confederate veterans. Schade Will He There. An Associated Press dispatch from Baltimore says that the "L. A. W." has granted a traveling permit to Fred Schade, the well-known professional hi cyclist, of Washington, to ride in the rac.^s under the auspices of the Rock Hill Athletic association on May 2-5. This means that there will be a tlock of other professionals at the meet. To the Chaingang For Thirty Days. State Detective Newbold, on Wednesday, swore out a warrant against Campbell Huffman, the young Negro who was recently arrested *?y the police 011 the charge of stealing a sum of money from Mrs. M. J. Iugold. The warrant charged petit larceny. Huffman pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Magistrate Sandifer to tho chaingang for the term of thirty days. Died Suddenly. Mr. Philip W. Lindsay, of the Bethes da neighborhood, died suddenly at nts home on Thursday morning at about 7.30 o'clock. He had just arisen from his bed to which he had retired the night before in about his usual health, and sat down in a chair. A few minutes afterward he expired. The funeral took place at Bethesda yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. The deceased was about 70 years of age. Charged With Murder. Gaftney Ledger: Wilson and John Montgomery, colored, were arrested here Saturday charged with killing Giles Thompson, also colored, last fall. After an investigation by Magistrate Sarratt, Wilson was discharged, and John was committed to jail to await trial for murder at our first term of court. J. B. Bell, Esq., has been retained for the defense of the accused. How It Stands. On the proposed Yorkville road subscriptions, there has been raised by Dr. R. A. Bratton, tbe sum ot $1,300. Owing to a very slight change in the original conditions, it will be necessary for the members of the committee to revisit tbe subscribers of the amounts included in the above sum, and get thein to agree to the change referred to. Those who failed to subscribe in accordance with their notions of the importance of the undertaking at the first opportunity, will thus be ena bled to increase meir respective amuuuvs. Stand to the Scratch. .Citizens of Yorkville: Dr. R. A. Bratton, Messrs. J. H. Riddle, W. R. Carroll and John M. Hope are looking for you. Their business is of as much interest to you as it is to them. None of them are looking for private gain. They are all working tor the public good, and they want your financial assistance, without any unnecessary humming or hawing. They do not ssk you to go one cent beyond your ability; but they want you to do all you can right on the spur oi the moment, and if you will go to them rather than wait for them to go to you, they will appreciate you all the more. Preparing For the Next Crop. Gastonia Gazette, Thursday: Mr. G. L. Riddle, of Zeno, had a big force of wagons here Monday and Tuesday to haul home a carload of new cotton ginning machinery. He had seven wagons the first day and four the next. "It seems the wrong time of year f orputting in a cotton gin," we ventured to remark to our genial but enterprising York county neighbor. "Yes," he replied, "before the cotton is hardly planted ; but I , had a chance to close a good trade and did so. Besides, I wanted to have everything ready to run full capacity when the season opens." Mr. Riddle came near being; burned out last fall, and decided to put in the safest improved system he could get. Hence he is adding two new gins, making three in all, of the Northington-Mur.ger Pratt Co. system. The machinery was built in Birmingham. Alter this system takes the seed cotton from the wagon, it does not need to be bandied again until the bales are ready for the ties to go on. So many wagons laden with new machinery attracted no little attention on our streets, many persons taking the machinery to be a fiouring mill outfit. BLACKSBURG BUDGET. The Weather?Content For Postmastershlp ?Marriage Last Wednesday. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Blacksburg, May 14.?A gentle rain, which began on Wednesday evening and lasted until Thursday noon, has been of great benefit to the growing crops, especially to the small grain. There is now a pretty fair prospect of a good yield of oats, and wheat, unless it is injured by rust, of which there is some complaint, promises an average crop. Considerable interest is being felt in the contest for tbepostoffice just now, by two of our citizens ; tne present, lncumueui, Mr. J. M. Guyton, and Mr. M. M. Freeman. Both are competent to fill the position, and no matter whioh is the successful candidate, the people will be well served. A News and Courier dispatch from Washington, dated the 12th instant, announced the appointment of Mr. Freeman, and Major; John F. Jones also received a telegram to the same effect; but the matter has not been officially settled yet, and Mr. Guyton is still in charge of the office. On Wednesday evening, at 8 o'clock, Miss Clare Whisonaut was married to Mr. Ernest Guntbarp. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Bailey, of Cowpens, and pastor of the Baptist church at this place, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Charles Whisonaut, in the presence of a few invited guests. After the marriage, refreshmeuts were served, and the whole affair throughout was very pleasant and much enjoyed by those who were present. The bride and groom are both well-known here and both very popular, and will receive the best wishes of all of our people for their future happiness and welfare. A protracted meeting is being conducted in the M. E. Church hero by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Cauthen, assisted by Rev. Mr. Thacker, of Hickory Grove. LETTER FROM HOODTUWN. Condition of the Crops?Miss Shannon's School?Quarterly Conference?Personal and Other Notes. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Hoonrowx, May 13.?We had excellent rains yesterday evening and this morning, with the probability of more falling before it clears up. IJy pushing right along regardless of the dry weather, the farmers have planted nearly all their cotton, and it is now coming up to u line stand. The principal part of the corn has also been planted, the earliest being up large enough to have received one or two workings. In spite of the general complaints of everyone being so far behind with farm work, it seems that they are fully up with the season, and but a week or two behind their usual status at this season. Miss Sudie Shannon's school at this place closed last Friday with the usual "com men cement" exercises, such as dialogues, recitations and readings, etc. By the prompt and efficient manner in which she discharged the onerous duties devolving upon her in t he supervision of such a large school, Miss Sudie gave evidence of many excellent qualities of mind and ' heart, which were fully appreciated by patrons and pupils alike. The second quarterly conference of the Hickory Grove circuit will be held with Shady Grove on Saturday before the 4th Sunday in this month, and the sacrament of the Lord's supper will be administered on Sunday following. Miss Eliza A. Black left last Saturday for Guthrie sville, where she expects to spend the summer with relatives. Several cases of grip have developed in the neighborhood recently. Mr. J. R. Mickle is Just recovering from a pretty severe attack. Mrs. B. E. Feemster and Mre. Jimse y Grant have both been quite i indisposed from the same trouble. The whooping cough epidemic is on the decline. Among the worst cases were Mr. Jno. E. Bankhead's babe, which is still quite ill, and Mr. Jno. B. Harvey's 6-montbs old child, which is some better at present. Doubtless it has ere this dawned upon the minds of the people here, that whooping cough is far from the trivial character it is so generally considered, and more to be dreaded, and guarded against the spread of, than some of the other prevalent infectious disease of childhood. Voce. MERE-MENTION. Colonel M. Slaughter, for many years commissioner of the Southern States Passenger association, died in Richmond last Wednesday. Governor Pingree, of Michigan, has vetoed a bill just passed by the legislature, making boys under 17 years of age liable to imprisonment for smoking cigarettes. The latest information from General Miles, who recently left for the scene of war in Greece, was that he was in Southampton, England. This was on last Wednesday. vi mo. Piou-ann a Ifl-voar-old bov. was banged in Summerville, N. J., last Wednesday, for murder. The North Carolinu Dental association has been in session in Charlotte during the past few days. President McKinley has nominated Brigadier-General James Forsyth to be major-general of the United States army. Cornelius Van Cott is to be postmaster of New York city. Two Negro girls were lynched in Madison county, Alabama, last Wednesday, on the suspicion of having poisoned a family named Kelly. THE WAR IN THE EAST. Greece Accepts Mediation and the Powers Are Conferring. The dispatches of the past few days about the war in Greece have not told of any new battles of importance. Just now it seems that active operations are practically suspended; but as to just what the meaning of the situation is, cannot be told with certainty. A few days ago the European powers notified Greece that if she would withdraw her troops from Crete, and agree to stand by whatever arrangement might be arrived at, they would > -~ 1- - t. ...anno fka avictinar Hif. UIJdCl taiVC tU ai i augv vuv vaiwvimq vi?? Acuity with Turkey. Greece signiAed her williuguess to withdraw her troops from Crete and entrust her interests to the powers. #As the next step, the powers notiAed the sultan that Greece had accepted the terms proposed and asked that he at once arrest the progress of the Turkish troops and consent to an armistice. The sultan has not yet formally replied to the proposition of the powers; but the understanding from high Turkish authorities is to the effect that the Turkish government prefers to negotiate directly with Greece, and unless this is permitted, the demands against Greece will be much more exacting than otherwise. It is claimed that as one essential basis of settlement the Turks demand an indemnity of $15,000,000 and the right to occupy Tbessaly until the indemnity is paid. The gapers of yesterday contained information that the Turkish army, under Edhem Pasha, wus investing tnntn nf Hnmnlrna anri that the Greeks, having about decided that they could not hold the town, bad about decided to retreat back to Thermopolae. The fact that the Turks were coDtiDuiug to push onward, was taken as an indication that the sultan had not yet agreed to the demands of the powers, aud it further developed that the Greek government had sent orders to various European cities for horses and munitions of war. Within the past few days it has developed that in addition to the troops already in the field Turkey has raised an immeuse army in Asia Minor and taken altogether the armies of the sultan now number over half a million of men. This development is said to be the occasion of much surprise throughout Europe, especially in Russia. The general opinion was that Turkey had already expended almost every possible energy in the struggle now going on, and that the army now operating against the Greeks practically represented her entire strength. The tremendous vitality unexpectedly brought into sight however, has put a rather different phase on the situation, and the powers are looking on things in a serious light. Though it may be that all difficulties will be adjusted within the next few days, that such will be the case is by no means certain. Either the sultan on the one hand or the powers on the other will have to back down from present positions or there will be trouhlo Failed to Perform. Barnum & Bailey's big show was advertised to give a performance in Greenville last Thursday. Upon reaching the city, however, and noting such a small crowd in prospect, the show people made some complaint about the impracticability of getting their vehicles, etc., from the railroad to the show ground, and did not undertake to unload. The people of Greenville were very much disappointed.