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? It has been pretty clearly proven that Crown Prince Constatiue, of Greece, is an arrant coward. During the progress of the war, several pre.-s dispatches told of the admirable courage that he displayed on the field ou different occasions. It now developes that the despatches as written, really, told of the cowardice of the crown prince; but that worthy having charge of the telegraph offices, chauged the dispatches so as to make them read in a rather more complimentary style. ? A Delaware paper manufacturing firm recently demonstrated the fact that a sheet of paper can be made from a standing tree ail in the space of two hours. In a forest near the mill three trees were felled at 7.35 a. m., and carried, to the manufactory, where they were cut into pieces 12 inches iD length, these being at once placed in the grinders. The wood pulp produced by these machines was rushed through the paper machine. At 9.34 the first sheet of paper was finished, the entire manufacture having thus consumed two hours, lacking one minute. ? A suit tiled in Atlanta last Thes<3ay against Georgia Penitentiary Company No. 1, by George Brooken, an ex-convict, promises a lively investigation by state officials. Brooken was confined at company No. x's camp five years, and claims that during ihat time he was forced to work 181 Sundays. He files a suit for $181, charging $1 a day for the times he alleges be was forced to work without authority of law. He declares he was compelled on pain of punishment to do the work. The case will, no doubt, cause the convict camps to be investigated to ascertain whether the laws are being violated as to convicts working on Sundays. ? Ex-Senator David B. Hill, of New York, has been heard from. He has partially defined his position in the recent campaign at last, and now declares that he did not vote for McKinley, which is so much to his credit. But he can hardly, with good grace, rebuke the men who voted for the Rftnublican candidate and who are boasting of their fidelity to Democracy, because his lack of faithfulness was too apparent to the whole country, and he js still out of harmony with the large majority of Democrats. He wants to be considered a living factor in politics, and he is rejoicing at the mistakes of Cleveland and his friends; but Mr. Hill kept silent so long that his voice will never rally a decent following again, and he is a back number. ? The sultan, on Tuesday, consented to an armistice for two weeks. The understanding is that he only agreed to this arrangement after a great deal of hesitation. Germany was urging him to order bis armies to push on to Athens, and then to demand the cession of Tbessaly and an indemnity sufficient to pay all the expenses incurred during the war. The other powers were not in favor of any such terms as this; but for a time it seemed that the sultan was indifferent us to their preferences in the matter. On Tuesday, however, news was sent out from Sofia to the effect that orders had been issued for the mobilization of the Bulgarian army. Shortly afterward, in a rather peremptory manner, the czar of Russia advised the sultan to grant the proposed armistice. It looked like a refusal would mean the movement of the Bulgarians, backed up by the Russians, and the sultau at ouce telegraphed Edhiem Pasha to cease hostilities. ? Former Republican Postmaster General VVanuamaker, recently deliv-1 3 *- ? t-f-L i :J ui-. I erea a speecn wuicu ua? oousiuerauiy stirred up the leaders of the present administration. The most significant features ot the speech are as follows : The tide will soon set in strougly against the Republican party unless the depression of business is altered. Idleness and want breed a bitter discontent which will never be overcome uutil there are ample employments. The foek America has to fear are not the sulleu, savage Turks nor the insurrectionists of Cuba nor the territory-graspiug British ; but they are our own patient and heart-tired people, our own suffering, much-nromised people, who, betrayed and disheartened, no longer have faith iu their party, aud will turn to any leadership that offers promise of better times, believing that worse times cau never come thau tho>e now existing. It is a terrible thiug to observe public sentiment adrift and uucaptained and the people sweeping away from their affection to to the old party. ? Blind Tom, the weak witted, sightless Negro, whose phenomenal gifts as a pianist and whose unnatural powers of memory aud mimicry were the wonder of the world some years ago, is now a gray-headed, infirm old man living in retirement in a little cottage on the highlands of Navesink, on the New Jersey shore of New York bay, in charge of Mrs. Eliza Lerche, who was appointed his guardian several years ago. After the death of her first husband, John G. Bethune, who was Toms mauager nearly me entire time he was before the public, there was a long legal struggle between her and her father-in-law, James B. Bethune, who owned Tom aud Tom's mother as slaves, and still claimed the sole proprietorship of the musician. Tom had been a valurable piece of property, aud had brought him a large income for mauy years. It is said that he earned several hundred thousands of dollars, and Colonel Bethune naturally objected to losing so lucrative an investment. ? Elverton li. Chapman, a New York broker who put himself in contempt of the senate investigating committee about two years ago, in refusing to answer question iu regard to the sugar speculations of certaiu senators, begau the service of his thirty days' seuteuce last Monday. Although Chapmau is really in prison, the whole thing is regarded by himself and friends, and the general public for that matter, as very much of a joke. During tbe first two days Chapman was literally beseiged by visitors until he had to ask the prison warden not to admit any more. The other prisoners are required to put out their lights at 8.20 p. tn., while Chapman is provided with a student lamp in a luxuriously furnished cell, and allowed to sit up as long as he pleases. He gets bis meals from a hotel, receives and answers all of his business correspondence, aud is really acting about the same as if he were in his office. Only Chapman was in contempt of the senate before ; but this incident is calculated to inspire the contempt of the whole public. She ^orfeeille (inquirer. YOItKVILLE, 8. C.: SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1897. ? The Shelby Aurora is re-publishing the well-known serial "Ellen Campbell, or King's Mountain," originally written for The Enquirer by Mrs. Mary A. Ewart. ? It has about developed that President McKinley is in favor of an arrangement whereby the Cubans might purchase Cuba from Spain, with the United States as surety. ? Senator Tillman's letter to Governor Ellerbe is being well advertised before publication. That it will be given to the public within a very few days, there is little reason to doubt. ^Including damages to levees and loss of cattle, sheep, hogs, crops, etc., it is estimated that the people of the Mississippi valley are about 360,000,000 worse off than they would have been had there been no flood. ? It is understood that Senator Tillman, in bis open, but, as yet, unpublished letter to Governor Ellerbe, hits Larry Gautt a pop. If this is true, we see no other way for it than Larry will have to make public his boasted knowledge of dispensary misdoings or shut up his mouth. ? Larry Gautt is advocating a new plan for the control of the liquor business. He wants to abolish the constabulary and let each county auction off the right to deal in liquor within its limits to the two highest bidders. Under this arrangement Larry says that the liquor privilege in Spartanburg county, for instance, can be sold for more than $50,000 a year. ? The thirty-seventh annual session of the General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian church, was called to order in Charlotte last Thursday, by Dr. Mallard, the retiring moderator, and organized by the election of Rev. G. T. Goetchins, of Rome, Ga., as moderator, and Drs. Wiggins and A. R. Cooke as clerks. The assembly is holding three meetings a day. ? About sixty physicians made application this week to the state board of med:I not ovomiiuK fnr ltaAtisoK to nractice mcd icine. All.'but six of the applicants passed; but their names have not yet been published. Among the successful applicants was a Negro woman?Lucian B. Brown?from Charleston, whose examination was highly creditable. She is the first Negro woman in this state to secure a license to practice medicine and the third in the south. ? The duty of selecting a successor to Senator Earle devolves upon Governor Ellerbe. It has been suggested to the governor that he leave the matter to a primary election ; but this he is not likely to do. He is not the man who would shirk any kind of a responsibility, much less a responsibility like this. As yet, the governor has given no intimation as to his choice, and will probably not discuss the matter at all, at least until after the lamented deceased has been buried. MINES AND MINING. That by far the greater portion of York county was intended by nature as a mining rather than an agricultural country, there is little reason to doubt. Most miners agree in this view, and they claim that before many years more, the fact will receive practical demonstration. In makiug this statement, we do not with i,p understood as in anyway dis paraging the agricultural advantages of this section, for the fact is plain that the possibilities in this direction are practically unlimited. What tve do mean to say is that, great as are the possibilities of agricultural wealth here, the possibilities of our numerous mineral deposits are even greater. The principal difference between the two lines of industry is, that while close attention and experience aro necessary to the successful development of either, no matter how much attention or how much experience is bestowed upon ouri mineral wealth, it can be made profitable only by the expenditure of a large amount of capital. For instance, without money to develop it, the richest gold mine in this section is of hardly so much value to the owner as an ordinary granite quarry. And even with the expenditure of capital, without experience, such a mine can swallow up a fortune with a big hole in the ground as the only return. But as The Enquirer has had occasion to say before, the case is not altogether hopeless. Owners of mining prospects have only to be patient and abide their time. If they have anything that is of value, the time at which they will be able to dispose of it to advantage will surely come; but then they must be careful. In the mining business, or rather incident to it, there are more sharks than there are true developers. The true developer is the man who is really worth something to the country and the owner of a prospect, the shark is the man who seeks to live by his wits, and, rather than otherwise, is a stumbling block in the way of development. We would not advise any nian, without money or experience, to undertake the development of a mine, no matter how rich the prospects, on his own responsibility. We can only advise him to try and be as careful as possible in his discrimination between the true developer and the option shark, treating the first with the utmost consideration and carefully avoiding any entangling contract with the latter. Already, hundreds of on mining prospects have been taken in this county. Where the taker of the option means business, he generally binds himself to do a certain amount of work within a given time, and at the expiration of that time to either release the property, or buy it at a price previously agreed upon. This is fair to both parties. The contract of the option shark is generally plausible and liberal enough to the inexperienced ; but a close reading will show that all possible advantages are on one side. A common practice is, upon the payment of one dollar, or other nominal amount, to secure a long, perhaps indefinite, lease on condition that the owner of the property is to receive a stated royalty upon each <-.? nf nro mintvl Thp ontion-taker does not bind himself to do any mining, however, and whenever an opportunity offers for a bona fide sale, or really advantageous lease, it will be found that the option shark is in a position to take most of the profits. Under all the circumstances, the best thing for those who have mining prospects to do, is to study their property as carefully as possible, and where they can do so without too much expense, develop, to a greater or less extent, secure assays, avoid sharks, and make the best trades With bona fide developers who are willing to do their do within a reasonably short time and agree to at least a fair division of loss or profits, as the case may be. EARLE IS DEAD. Distinguished Junior Senator Passed Away Last Thursday.' Senator Earle died this afternoon at 20 miuutes after 5 o'clock, says a dispatch of Thursday evening from Greenville : The immediate cause of death was Bright's disease, which rapidly developed in the past few days. Yesterday morning symptoms were not more serious thau fur the past week, and there was no fear of immediate death. At 4 o'clock this morning there was a marked changed for the worse and he was supposed to be dying. He rallied later, aud although no hope of recovery was entertaiued. yet there was hope that he would hold out for a day or two. All tbrougn ine aay ne nau gradually been sinking, and it was only a question of a few hours when the end would come. His strong will power asserted itself and he rallied this mornring. During tLe day there was a bush over the city, as it was known that the favorite son of this county was iu the shadow of death. All through the, day there was giving away and a rally following, but each hour the senator was weaker. Never for a moment did he lose consciousness, but retaiued his clearness of mind and accepted the condition that he would live only a few hours. All the members of his family were with him this afternoon. Gradually he grew weaker, but he calmly awaited the end, never evincing any nervousness or fear of his impending fate. The low sobs of wifeard children who stood around his bedside echoed the short heavy breathing of the sufferer. His breathing grew slower, and with his gaze resting ou his loved wife, ar 20 minutes after 5 o'clock, the weary, patient suflerer was at rest. The solemn tolling of the city alarm bell announced the death of Senator Earle. Iu a short time all the stores of the city were closed and citizens were mourning the death of the most distinguished citizen of Greenville. No arrangements huvo yet been made (or the funeral. The time will probably be made to meet the convenience of the usual congressional committee. As to Free Scholarships. The state board of education, at its meeting last week, amenaeu me ruies and regulations so as to require that all scholarships in state institutions shall be awarded on competitive examinations to be held on the second Friday in August, 1897, and if scholarships are not awarded or accepted, or the beneficiaries do not attend, the scholarship fund will remain to the credit of the county, instead of being used for the benefit of pupils from other counties. ?? Bryan Can't Come. Columbia State: The executive committee in charge of the big Alliance encampment to be held atTirzah, in York county, this summer, has been informed that Mr. W. J. Bryau, the candidate for presideut in the last election, will be unable to accept the invitation to attend the encampment and be one of the speakers. This will be much regretted. ! LOCAL, AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 0. E. Grist?Lets you know that if you want your bicycle repaired that you will find it to your interest to call on him. John R. Logan, S. Y. C.?Advertises that on Tuesday alter the first Monday of June, he will sell at Rock Hill an oil tank and several hundred barrels of kerosene oil, levied on as the property of the Standard Oil campany, at the suit of sundry creditors. L. George Grist?Has written 819,500 of fire insurance since the 1st of May, and is prepared to write at prevailing rates, in good companies, all that may be wanted. Dobson's Racket?Is offering sewing machine oil at 3 cents a bottle, golden laundry soap at 2 cents a cake, pure toilet soap at 5 cents a cake or six for 25 cents, straw hats at 10 to 15 cents, a good | hone for 25 cents and a strap for 10 cents, a parasol lor cents, uesiues a numuer of other articles equally as low in prices. The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Will have a special sale next week ol ladies' and gentlemen's handkerchiefs, corded dimities, cycling tweeds, justine shirt waists at a discount ol 20 per cent., d ress calicoes al 3, 4 and 5 cents per yard, ladies and men's fine shoes at a discount of 10 per cent., aud R. & G. corsets as low as the lowest. Grist Cousins?Can supply you with olives, sliced apples at 4 pounds for 25 cents, whole apples?peeled and cored? at 3 pounds for 25 cents, lemons at 15 cents a dozen, honey at 10 cents a pound and Babcock and Sayers & Seovill buggies at fair prices. SPINNING COTTON. The Yorkville Cottou mills has gotten regularly down to the business of spinning cotton. The machinery is not running at fbll capacit,* as yet; but from day to day new machines are being started, and within the next few weeks, at least, every wheel will be turning at its best. The first experimental work was done on the 14th instant, and the first finished product was turned out last Wednesday. Everything seems to work with entire satisfaction, except, of courser the first samples are hardly up to a proper standard on account of oil stains, etc. This trouble, however, is only temporary. Amomg the families already employed as operatives, are those of Messrs.. H. M. Abernathy, C. A. Crow, Bobert Blackman, J. M. Burris, A. D. Melton,. R. T. Howe, J. T. Sexton, W. L. Baber,. James Goings, Nolen Huddleston, ' Barron. fV?i-v 1 d oAffocraa am nfpnnifiH JTWUlbCCU v/l l/UO M\J WVM?gVO MI v vw?.M|r>vu, and several families of operatives are living about in different parts of town. Already there are enough operatives toconstitute a full day force, and Superintendent Grimes is -receiving new applications daily from'among the operatives of surrounding mills. To fill up all the machinery the first time, requires about 25 bales of cotton, and with everything running at full capacity, the mill will consume in the neighborhood of five or six bales a day. OUT AT THE MINE. A reporter for The Enquirer took occasion last Wednesday to ride out and take a look at the progress that is being made at the Wilson Gold mine, some six miles northeast of Yorkville. There has been a considerable change in the surroundings since the last visit reported some months ago, and there now seems to lack but very little development until operations will be still more interesting., All arrangements for hoisting ore were completed several weeks ago, and since that time the work has been going on night and day. rne latest mipruveu steam pumps and hoisting appliances are keeping a 120 foot shaft clear of water and taking out ore at the rate of about 100 buckets of some 500 pounds eachi every 24 hours. The stamp mill is not yet in operation, but it is expected that it will be ready to go to work within the next 30'days. In the meantime work is also progressing on the chemical laboratory and assay office, both of which necessary departments promise to be in readiness for the starting of the stamp mill. The mine is at present employing 20 laborers; bnt upon the starting of the stamp mill the number will at once be increased to 30, and perhaps very shortly thereafter a great many more. Mr. C. E. Codd, an expert from Cripple Creek, Col., is general manager of the mine. Mr. George R. Snover, of Detroit, Mich., has charge of the chemical and assay department, and Mr. Charles Plum ner is shaft boss. All of these men understand their respective businesses thoroughly, and they have absolute confidence in the pretty prospects which seem to lie ahead. LESSLIE SCHOOL. All the neighbors for miles around gathered at the school house at Lesslie's, Monday evening, to witness the closing exercises of the school which has been so successfully conducted by Miss Ida Johnson for the past session, says the Rock Hill Herald, of Wednesday. The program, which is appended, was very interesting, each and every one from the "littlest tot" to the most advanced pupil having "acted well his part." Too much credit cannot be reflected upon the pretty little "school marm" for the great success of the evening. After the exercises refreshments were served by the ladies of the Neely's Creek A. R. church, and the colored band played every piece in its repertoire. The program is as follows: Welcome song, by school; Humpty Dumpty, by Willie Betts; Speak the Truth, by Charlie Catoe ; Trotty Malone, by Roy Murphy; Little Mischief, by Bessie Rawls; A Funny Boy, by Willie Lesslie; Curly Locks, by Edna Kaler; Little by Little, by Faris Giles ; He Didn't Think, by Carl Hendley; A Little Boy's Troubles, by Lucian Lesslie, MusicChorus by the school. Cobbler, by Harvey Hendley; Little Boy Blue, by Mattie Lesslie. Concert Recitation, by Lesslie Simpson, Lesslie Betts, Sadie Lock, Bessie Lesslie, Martin Lesslie and Emma Lesslie. Your Way, by Charlie Betts; Boy Wanted, by Joe Lesslie; The Paper Didn't Say, (dialogue) by Jim Lesslie and Bessie Giles; How Miss Edith Helps 'Pinners, A Inner hv MiirV Rftwis: SoilET. Violet, Blue and Grey, Mattie Lock; Aunt Tabitha, by Annie Itawls; Lost Hymn, by Bessie Giles; Asleep at the Switch, by Mary Lesslie; School Girl's Soliloquy, Sue Belts; Auction Mad (dialogue), Mr. and Mrs. Toodles (Dixon JiCsslicand Mary Lesslie); Maiden Martyr, Eva Lesslie ; Boy's Complaint, Ossie Giles; Song?Evangeline. Train to Mauro?dialogue?Mrs. Buttermilk (Annie Bawls), Johnny Buttermilk (Lucian Lesslie) and Mrs. Knight, (J. Lesslie); Wreck of the Hesperus, Jennie Lesslie; Courtship Under Difficulties?dialogue? Snobbleton (D. LessHe), Jones (J. Less-1 lie), Miss Winterbottom (Sue Betts); No Secfc In Heaven, Helen Lesslie. Good Night Song by the school. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. Richard Hare is critically ill at his home at Cornwell's, Chester county. Mrs. Pelham Morrow spent Wednesday and Thursday in Gastonia. Rev. J. S. Moftatt, of Chester, was in Yorkville on Thursday, the guest of Rev. B. H. Grier. Rev. G. H. Waddell, former pastor, will preach at Trinity M. E. cburcb tomorrow morning at the usual bourr. Miss N. O. Davidson has sent The Enquirer an invitation to the commencement exercises of Converse college, June 6th to 8th. Rev. J. C. Oehler, of Aiken, stopped over in Yorkville last Tuesday night on his way to the Presbyterian general assembly, the guest of Mrs. Pelham Morrow. Quite a number of friends of Rev. B. P. Reid, now of Pendleton, had the pleasure of shaking his hand last Tuesday and Wednesday as be stopped in Yorkville on his way to the marriage of Mr. Brown at Heath Springs. Dr. Miles Walker left on yesterday for Baltimore, for the purpose of taking a special course of from four to six weeksin the Johns Hopkins hospital. Though already .as well up in his profession ascountry doctors often get at his-age, he is not content to remain even a short distance in the rear of the procession, and having an unusually line opportunity to learn more about bacteriology, pathology and the diseases of children, etc., will not neglect to take advantage of it- The leaving of his extensive practice is the most serious drawback ; but even this, the doctor thinks will be fully justified in tbe better service on his return. THE PHEASANT MOVEMENT. The movement to stock various sections of York county with pheasants is rather more far reaching than is generally realized. According to the best information at hand, tbe pioneers in the movement are Messrs. B. D. and Eli Springs, in Fort Mill township. They commenced a year or two ago and have since released a large numW of birds on their bier nlantation of something like 1,500 acres. The reporter is Also informed that they have on' their preserves large flocks of wild turkeys. Messrs. Herbert Wright and Meek Smith,of Clover,have been experimenting since last March. Mr. Wright has a pair of Mongolian pheasants and Mr. Smith a pairof the English ring neck. Both pairs of birds are doing well, and the pair owned by Mr. Smith has, so far, produced 17 eggs. Mr. Smith also has in tbe enclosure with his pheasants, four partridges ; but which have not yet begun to lay. It is tbe purpose of Messrs. Smith and Wright to procure, if possible, the hunting privilege on a large body of.land near Clover and after perfecting this arrangement to set tbe birds at liberty. They will not, of course, attempt to stock the country until after they have assurance that tbeir birds will be protected. From Sberff Logan, Captain W. B. Smith and others, tbe reporter gets tbe information that a native variety of pheasant is to be found in certain parts of York county. Captain Smith remembers when it was a very common thing to flush pheasants on Henry's Knob; but does not know certainly whether or not any are to be found there now. Sheriff Logan has seen the birds in the vicinity of King's Mountain battle ground quite recently. The native birds seem to be smaller than those that are be ing brought into the country by the gentlemen mentioned above. EXCITING MAN HUNT. Two desperate Negro convicts?Berry Thompson and Roland Smith?gave the officers of the law a lively time of it laat Tuesday and Wednesday; but were at last brought to grief. The men were arrested in Rock Hill on Tuesday, as suspicious characters, by Policeman Culp, who finding a pistol and a deck of cards on the person of each, turned them over to Magistrate Waters, who gave them 20-day terms on the chaingang. -* Shortly after the sentences had been passed, Major Beckham secured a hack and started with the prisoners for the stockade, near Newport." The prisoners had been tied by Constable J. T. Thomasson, and with no thought except that they were perfectly secure, Major Beckham gave them no special attention, until all at once be saw them crossiug a field some distance away?out of pistol shot distance and running like scared rabbits. Immediately setting about the work of re-capturing the escapes, Major Beckham finally got them located in Fort Mill, in u-Hi/.!, f hov were arrested Tuesdav night, and from whence they wore returned to Rock Hill on Wednesday morning, in time for a new start? to the stockade. Before setting out on the second trip, Major Beckham took the precaution to tie the prisoners firmly, this time doing the work himself. Then the two desperate fellows were again put in a hack, driven by a little Negro boy with Major Beckham sitting beside one of the Negroes. When within a short distance of the stockade, one of the Negroes got his hand loose again. Major Beckham drew his revolver; but before he could use the weapon, the Negroes grabbed him, and after a struggle, iu which the major was rather severely used, took it away. They then called upon the major for his money j but as he happened to have none with him, they took his hat. and pistol and again broke for liberty. As soon as possible after this occurrence, Major Beckham notified Superintendent Gordon, of the chaingang, and news of the affair was also telegraphed ; from Tirzah to Sheriff Logan and Chief l-l* ?l: T 'I'ko nnnnlHir Ol 1 una' uwvc, lilO n u?'iv wu.?v? J round about was speedily aroused, and a hot pursuit was inaugurated with the least possible delay. The Negroes were followed to the vicinity of the Allison creek bridge, on the Armstrong's Ford road, where they were run to cover in a house. While the house was being surrounded, Superintendent Gordon, of the chaingang, saw Roland Smith making for the adjoining woods, and calling Guard Whitener, followed as rapidly as possible. Presently Guard Whitener got a chance at the fleeing Negro, and at a distance of about ono hundred yards or more, blazed away at him with a load of buckshot. Smith went down as if dead, amd upon the arrival of Superintendent Gordon and Guard Wbitener on the spot, was glad to throw away Major Beckham's revolver and hold up his hands. The Negro seemed to be terribly frightened, and both Messrs. Gordon and Whitener thought that be was seriously hurt. Upon examination they could find no wound; but later it was discovered that one of the buckshot bad penetrated the deck of cards in the Negro's pocket, and that instead of being injured, the fellow was only scared. In the -meantime the balance of the party had already captured Thompson at the house in which he bad been sur rounder, ana iiie twonr(jiu? ?oic wasu to the stockade. Both of the Negroes are hardened offenders, and have done service for various crimes before. After they get through with their present terms on the chaingang, they will no doubt be called upon to answer to some charge in connection with their assault upon Major Beckham. LOCAL LACONICS. Cherokee Court. The circuit court for Cherokee county convenes at Gaffney next Monday,, bis honor Judge Aldrich presiding. The Enquirer Until 1st of January, 180K The Semi-Weekly Enquirer will :be sent to any address,, from this date untfl the 1st of January, 1898, for $K18> Reporter Was Misinformed. Mr. CLeary informs the reporter that he did not "claim to have gotten there the first time on the bicycle." He only learned after considerable practice. Graded School Trustees. The recently elected new board of gTaded school trustees will not takecharge until the close of the present session,. about tbe 1st of June. ApproaeMng Marriage. Card* are,out for tbe marriage of Mise Arrah Belle Wilson, eldest daughter of W". WHsod, Esq., of Rock Hill, toRbv. J. W. Cantey Johnson, rector of the Church of Our Saviour in KocK win.. The ceremony is to take place on June 1*. Pretty Utg Bminess. ! Mr. John Anderson, of the Rock Hill Bhggy company, reports having made a sale of 1,000 buggies to one concern, at one time, in Memphis, Tenn., one day last week. This sale is calculated to keepthe Rbck Hill buggy factory busy for months to come. Raided by Revenues. A. moonshine distillery belonging to Andy McCarter, and located near filing's Mountain, was raided by revenues from Shelby last Thursday night. McCarter was shot through the thigh and captured but afterward made his escape. The distilling outfit was destroyed. For Breach of Promise. % J. A. Garrett, a young man from Cleveland1 county, N. C., was arrested on the plantation of Mr. D. M. Hall, last Wednesday,.on the charge of breach of promise.. The girl's father, Mr. T. W. Hamot seemed anxious to do some shooting ;;but desisted upon the promise of the young man to go back, and, as far as possible,, repair the injury. "Earnest Willie" Coming. Will 1>. Upebaw, known throughout the south, as "Earnest Willie," will deliver bis famous "Smiles and Heartthrobs" lecture in the courthouse at Yorkville next Monday night. Mr. TJpshaw is a cripple and delivers his lectures from an invalid's chair; but bis power and. pathos are universally conceded to be remarkable. Everywhere he goes the peo pie are delighted. It'* m Smr* Enough Whistle. Captain Ross and crew, of the Carolina and Northwestern'passenger train,, have chipped in and purchased a new whistle for the locomotive. The new whistle was beard for the first time last Wednesday,, and sounded so much like those in use en the big trunk lines, that it attracted ranch attention all along the line from Chester to Lenoir. The railroad men are all happy over the change. For the Fall Campaign. So far the following York county ginuers have arranged for complete Munger ginning outfits to be in operation in time for the coming crop: W. H. Hicklin, Guthriesville; W. J. Stewart, Fort Mill; G. L. Riddle, Zeno; Leroy Morrow, Yorkville; Good ?t Feemster, Hoodtown. Messrs. Good ?fc Feemster and W. J. Stewart will each have two gin outfits. The others will operate three'gins each. It Will Be Pleasant. The Ladies' Parsonage Aid society of Trinity M. E. church, have arranged for a delightful literary and musical entertainment to be given at the residence of Dr. Miles Walker this (Friday) evening, at 8.30 o'clock. The stated price of admission is 10 cents; but as the proceeds are to he used for the worthy purpose of adding to the comfort of the parsonage, tUsvtiA oK/irvan muro will nnt bui/ou nuv vuuvov w ??. w .. ... ..w? be looked upon as especially careless. Tbe public generally is invited and all are assured an enjoyable time of it. The Rook Hill Races. In addition to an unusually large number of amatuers, tbe following professional bicycle riders are expected to participate in tbe races under tbe auspices of the Rock Hill Athletic association next Tuesday afternoon : Newhouse, Buffalo ; Huffstettler, Jacksonville; Steenson, California ; Carpenter, Atlanta; Corbin, Savannah ; Coburn, Savannah ; Jay Eaton, New Jersey; Spier, Atlanta; Becker, Minneapolis; Jack, Philadelphia; Fant, Anderson. Lecture on TennyMon. The White Rose Chautauqua circle, of Yorkville, and quite a large number of invited friends, gathered in the courthouse Thursday night to hear the lecture on "Tennyson," by Prof. E. P. Moses, of Winthrop. The lecture, which was most carefully prepared, was delivered in a I. * 1 ?y nntflrfoininff nmnnor unit was greatly enjoyed by the audience. That there will be at least a temporary revival of interest in the late British poet laureate, there can be no question. Marriage at Heath Springs. Mr. A. P. Brown, a prominent merchant of Heath Springs, was married last Wednesday to Miss Anna Wade, also of that place. The ceremony was performed by Kev. B. P. Ried, of Pendleton. He was assisted by Rev. Chalmers Moore, the local pastor. Quite a number of friends of the bride and groom, iuel uding Mrs. J. M. Starr and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Propst, of Yorkville, were present. The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and the all'uir was of unusual intorest throughout the neighborhood. After the ceremouy, Mr. and Mrs. Brown left for the opening of the Presbyterian