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? The Epworth League cabinet met at Toronto, Canada, last Wednesday, and decided that the convention next year will meet at either Seattle, Washington, or Omaha, Nebraska. The latter place claims it will be pushed by a delegation consisting of the mayor and city council. The report of Grand Secretary Schell, showed 17,756 local chapters and 5,890 junior leagues, with a membership of 1,600,000. The official organ of the league, The Epworth Herald, was shown to have 110,000 subscribers. ? The mercantile establishment of D. H. Baruch, one of Charlotte's largest stores, has been closed by injunction. The complainant is the Mercantile National Bank of New York. It alleges that Mr. H. Baruch, some two years ago, made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors, and that about 30 per cent, of the amount due the bank was paid; but the bank alleges that the property was conveyed to Mrs. D. H. Baruch in trust to pay o?f all the indebtedness of the late firm of H. Baruch. The defendant denies all the allegations. ? A mysterious killing occurred, as the result of a sham battle, participated in by the Governor's Guards, at Raleigh, N. C., last Wednesday. The victim was George N. Banks, a private of the company. He was struck by a bullet and almost instantly killed. It afterward developed that before being given out by the officers, the cartridges had been carefully examined, and it is claimed that none of them were with ball. The most plausible theory in connection with the killing, is that it was probably done by some enemy in the ranks and with murderous intent. ? The notice department of Kansas City his begun working women prisoners at breaking stone, the same as male prisoners. The police commissioner adopted this rule upon recommendation of Chief Queries, who argued that women prisoners kept in - idleness were not sufficiently punished. They do not object to going to jail at all; in fact, they seem to like it, the chief said. The police commissioners have adopted regulations for the innovation. The women will wear coarse overalls, the same as the men. They will have no skirts to impede their work. The working of the women prisoners will be . ho first effort of the kind ever made in Kansas. ? The portrait of Jefferson Davis now looks down from the wall of the large office room in which Secretary Alger receives visitors. It has been brought from an obscure place, dusted and cleaned, and given its place with the sixty other distinguished men who have filled the office of secretary of war. The appearance of the portrait of the president oi the Confederacy on the wall is the result of an order given by General Alger. Until recently the only portraits displayed in the office were those of secretaries who have served since the war period. General Alger made some inquiries about the portraits of secretaries preceding the war, and found them strung along a wall in a dark corridor. He directed that the whole lot be cleaned, that of Jefferson Davis included, and * """ ? nnn-i/lAf The nrn-f.rftif.R UD JLJUUg III UI9 wumv<? j/v ?. ? ? are in oil and of nearly uniform size. The date on the frame of Jefferson Davis's portrait shows that he entered the cabinet of President Pierce, March 7,1853. ? Bones of soldiers buried nearly 35 years ago, near the battlefield of Malvern Hill and Fort Harrison, are, by some subterranean phenomena, being forced from the shallow earth in which they were buried, says a Richmond dispatch of Wednesday to the St. Louis Globe Democrat. Robert P. Bennett, of Malvern Hill, came here today to tell about them, and the strange occurrence. He says, in one field bones are sticking up through the grouud like growing plants. At the same place a short time ago none were to be seen. This field was the scene of some hot fighting, and both Union aud Confederate soldiers were buried there. The strange role nature is playing, that of a resurrectionist, has excited intense iuterest in the county. Bennett says there are enough bones in sight to make 600 skeletons. The keeper of Washington's old headquarters here, a few days ago, went to the battlefield and secured a bag of human bones to be exhibited as war relics. ? A special to the Terre Haute, Iud., Express from Danville, Illinois, says: Strife between the miners commenced in this district tonight. About 400 or 500 Belgian strikers and other foreigners gathered at the Pawnee mine, and when a cage full of colored miners, who had beeu at work, reached the top of the shaft, they were assaulted with different kind of weapons, some using knives and others staves. One of the colored miners took a bar of iron and a revolver and defended his life. Shots were fired, injuring several strikers. This infuriated the striking miners, and they retaliated by an exchange of shots, at the same time retreating to the woods. Later the strikers attacked a train on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad carrying working miners to the city. The miners inside the coaches opened fire, and about 50 shots were exchanged. It is reported that one miner was killed. ? During a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightning cut some queer capers at the suburban home of Mr. A. R. Logie, two miles east of Charlotte, says an Associated Press dispatch of Wednesday : Mrs. Logie was in the house with the children and Mr. Logie was in the barn entertaining a farmer friend who had dropped in for shelter from the storm. All at once almost everybody on the place was knocked over. Lightning had struck a tall cedar tree in the front of Mr. Logie's residence, and when those about the house were able to make an investigation, some curious results were found. The tree was split open and set in a blaze by < the lightning, and two squirrels and < six sparrows that bad their homes in the tree were killed. The bolt entered the ground at the foot of the tree, ran under the sidewalk, emerged at the steps of the front porch, entered the house under the front door, made 1 a zig-zag course through two rooms, then went out a window and made for ' the barn. It hit Mr. Logie and the farmer, and the latter, not having a clear idea of tbe situation, got upon , his feet and advanced threateningly upon his host. "What did you bit me for?" he wanted to know. Mr. Logie made a hasty explanation and saved , himself. Mrs. Logie and the children were knocked from their feet and stunned, and it was some time before , their recovery The only damage done ( was the shattering of a valuable col- | lection of old china in one of the rooms of the house. , ike fjorkrille inquire*. YORKVILLE, S. O.: SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1897. ? Irby and Evans are both fighting and criticising the tariff views of McLaurin, and at tire same time endorsing those of Tillman. Tillman, in an interview a few days ago, said that the positions of himself and McLaurin on the tariff question are identical. So, taken all in all, the i situation is somewhat funn>. ? Since Tillman has given assurance ; that his tariff views are identical with j those of McLaurin, Irby has gone off on a different tack. He now claims that bad | it not been for his (Irby's) excellent gen- i ?-i-vj?. nf hoinc a mnmhftr of i ureiisui^, luowou v* wv?uB ?. ...... the United States senate, Tillman would < now be "wearing copperas breeches and selling butter for a living." ? It seems that in stating that Judge 1 Simonton's injunction in the Moore case is "permanent," the press has falleu into J error. Assistant Attorney-General Townsend has called attention to the fact. The injunction is only a temporary one. A permanent injunction cannot issue until 1 after the matter has had a final hearing, i which will take place at Greenville some 1 time next month. After this hearing the state will decide whether or not it will ap- 1 . I peal. ? The sanitary conditions at Clemson college have become the subject of an unusually hot controversy. Members of the state board of health visited the college and made a report which reflected I strongly on the faculty and board of < trustees. Members of the board of trustees had something to say in reply, and 1 Dr. Taber, of the state board of health, 1 came back at them in a peppery communication in which he describes the premi- ' sis of Clemson as literally reeking with ( filth of the most disgusting character. Ben Tillman, Jr., has replied to Dr. Taber in a communication setting forth that the doctor's statements are not founded on facts. SECRET SESSIONS. Spartanburg is getting a great deal of advertising just now on account of the secret sessions of the city council. As this is the only city in the universe that has them, it is not strange that it should be commented upon. Committee work to oitvava Himfl in nrivate. and there is good reason for this; but when it comes to passing laws, making ordinances or taking final action on petitions, the public have a right to know how the public's representatives stand. The city council of Brunswick, Ga., recently had a session of the committee of the whole to consider the purchase of the waterworks plant, and it was such a novel procedure to see the city council sitting behiud closed doors that the citizens were much excited. Some day Spartanburg will have the light turned on.?Spartanburg Herald. Though the matter to which The Herald calls attention is entirely local, the principle involved is of far reaching importance. While the duty of showing the matter up probably does not devolve any more upon The Herald than upon any citizen, it is well that the people of Spartanburg should be made acquainted with the facts in the case, and if The Herald undertakes the job of enlightenment, whether it receives them or not, it will certainly be entitled to thanks. Though there may be those who hold to the contrary, no public official has the right to perform a single official act, of which the people, if they desire it, have not the right to a full knowledge. The reasons for this are many, constitutional and otherwise ; but to go into details is unnecessary. The mention of only one reason?a commou sense reason?should be sufficient. A public ofHcer is a public agent, commissioned to transact certain businesses in accordance with written laws. The principal certainly has the right to know what the agent is doing, . auu wnen uie iijjum inc? tu tuut un acts from the principal, the inference is that he wants to do something he has 110 right to do, and of which the principal would not approve. We have heard it suggested that public business is in some respects like private business, and it is often the case that better "trades," for instance, can be driven in private than in public. A mere statement of the proposition is sullicient to expose its absurdity. We can conceive of 110 possible trade or deal in behalf of the public, the details of which the public 1 has not a right to know beforehand, and , we venture that in ninety-nine eases out af a hundred the public gets more benefit jut of public than out of private deals. In our view, no broadminded, rightthinking public officer would entertain for a second any proposition to conceal from the public he is honestly trying to serve, a single official act or word ; and further, when any official or set of officials tries to make such concealment, the necessity for careful watching at once becomes greater than it was before the attempt was made. THE SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN. a.u Interesting Meeting at Edgefield Thursday. rni ? ? -?? n* Pafntimll J. lie CUUipUlgU UlCCtlUg a I. JJU.I unt.il on Tuesday, aud at Aiken on Wednesday, were devoid of special interest; but at Edgefield, on Thursday, the proceedings were rather lively than otherwise. Colonel Irby was the first speaker. He went over about the same ground as at the other meetings, aud, among' Dther things, said that he and Tillman bad made Evans governor of the state. Tillman was not favorably inclined to the idea ; but he, Irby, had made him acquiesce. Editor Ball, of the Greenville News, was present, in order to break the alleged newspaper combine, rsd Irby had some praise for him. Irby was well received, and when he sat down, got considerable applause. McLaurin jumped on Irby for saying that be had made Evans governor, and asked, (<Who ought to make the governor of South Carolina?the white voters, or John Irby ?" Irby replied "the white voters." "But you said you did it," returned McLaurin. "I helped," replied Irby, amid laughter. McLaurin went on to say that Ball was Irby's political daddy. Ball dfeoied the charge, and said he was opposed to Irby. "Well, you are not for me," said McLaurin. "That is true, too," hotly replied Ball. Proceeding, McLaurin reviewed Irby's senatorial record as follows: "Fifty-second congress was as follows: Votes taken, 89. [rby voted 13 times, paired 10 times, not paired 66. The first session of the Fifty-third congress, he said, was called to repeal the purchasing clause of the Sherman act. Senator1 Irby's love for silver should be seen in his record during this session. There were 49 votes taken; Irby voted 19 times and did not vote 30; was not paired 22 times; did Dot answer to call for senate 11 calls. Colonel Irby's record for this congress was gone into further." Irby explained bis absense by sickness in bis family, and also said that be was trying to prevent the Conseratives from taking charge of the Democratic delegation to the national convention. McLaurin then asked the crowd: "Do you want to elect a man to congress to represent the state and let him abseDt himself to run all the parties iD the state. Irby?I have quit that now. McLaurin?Yes, because the people have quit you. Senator McLaurin then devoted the balance of his time to an explanation of bis position on the tariff question. He was followed by Governor Evans and by Mr. Mayfield. When tbey concluded the people called for McLaurin again; but McLaurin refused to respond. Good 'order and apparent good feeling prevailed throughout the Jay. TILLMAN SCORES A VICTORY. BUI to Help the Dispensary Passes by Unanimous Vote. Senator Tillman scored a rather unique victory today, when be not only secured unanimous consent-for the consideration of his bill designed to strengthen the dispensary system ; but got that bill through the senate by a unanimous vote, says a Washiugiugton special of Thursday to the Atlanta Constitution. The lull amends what is known as the Watson law, by eliminating from that law the expression "enacted in furtherance of its police powers." It is upou this clause that the recent decisions of the courts are hung, it being contended that the dispensary act is not a law enacted in furtherance of the police powers of the state. The act as it will stand, if the house endorses the action of the senate, is as follows: "That all fermented, distilled or other intoxicating liquors or liquids transported into any state or territory, or remaining therein for use, consumption, sale or storage therein shall, upon arrival within the limits of said state or territory, be subject to the same extent and in the same manner as though such liquors or liquids had been produced in sucn state or territory, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of being introduced therein in original packages for private use or otherwise, ana such states shall have absolute control of such liquor or liquids within their borders by whomsoever produced and for whatever use imported ; provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting the iuternal revenue laws of the United States or liquors in transit through a state or territory." What will be the fate of the bill in the house is uncertain. Hog Cholera In Kershaw. Camden Messenger: Mr. J. N. Dunn, of the southwestern section of the county (West Wateree), has lost upwards of 100 hogs from cholera recently, and his neighbors have also lost some hogs. Dr. Wyman, the Clemson college veterinarian, has been over to Mr. Dunn's investigating the trouble among the hogs, and he has found it to be cholera. The following is Dr. Wyman's prescription for hog cholera, which it might be well for hog raisers to keep : Powdered wood charcoal, 1 pound ; chloride, 2 pounds ; powdered sodium chloride, 2 pounds ; powdered sodium bicarbonate, 2 pounds; powdered sodium sulphate hyposulphate, 2 pounds; powdered sodium sulphate, 1 pound ; powdered antimony sulphide, 1 pouud. Mix and give once daily one large ta'despoonful to each 200 pouud weight of line. O" LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Dobson's Racket? Announces a big scoop in laundry soap by which it ia enabled to offer 10,000 cakes at 2 cents each, together with other soap9 at 5 cents, and still others at 6 cakes for 25 centa. In the advertisement will be found a list of a number of other useful articles at very low prices. Grist Cousins?Offer you a complete cobbler's set for 35 cents, the ruling price for which has heretofore been 75 cents. They still handle the 35 conts coffee mill, which they claim to be equal to the best on the market. They have a fine quality of lemons at 20 cents a dozen, old fashioned N. O. molasses iu cans, and half-gallon bottles of pickles for 25 cents. W. Brown Wylie, C. C. C. P.?Advertises for sale on the first Monday in August, under foreclosure, the interest of John J. Wallace in a tract of land in Bullock's Creek township. Rev. J. E. Mahaffey, Lowrysville, S. C.? ortora an oTnnnition of Mormonism for 10 cents, sent postpaid. T. B. McClain?Has just received a car load of ice. ONE WHO FORESAW. The Greenville News has been looking up some records on dispensary legislation, and, as the result, has the following to say, which seems to vindicate the position that was early taken by D. E. Fin ley, Esq: In these days of the dispensary's disgrace; when the rascality of many county dispensers is coming to light, when the board of control is in a perpetual row, when the decisions of the federal courts have declared its monopoly features as between the states unconstitutional, and wbeu the depravity of the system as a political machine is recognized, The News with pleasure remembers and calls to public attention that one Reformer in the state fought the dispensary and fought it bard from the moment of its inception. When the dispensary bill was introduced in the senate and jammed through during the closing hours of the session of 1892, D. E. Finley, then senator from York, opposed it in spite of the united front in its favor presented by other Reformers. And so it was from session to session, as long as be was a senator, that Senator Finley maintained this position, warning his party that the very abuses and corruption now so foully apparent to the nostrils of honest men were inherent in the Hionananrr nvstfim and would eventually destroy it. All of the Conservative senators took this position but; D. E. Finley was the senator whose sagacity and courage at that time leavened the Reform party. ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS. There will be held at each county seat in the state on August* 13, under the direction of county superintendent of education, an entrance examination for students, male and female, who may wish to enter the South Carolina college. This is done for the convenience of the students, to save time aDd expense, and above all to give opportunity to any applicants who may fail to pass any part of the examination, to review such study during the month of September, and to try the examination at the college, September 28-29, when the usual entrance examinations are held. > This plan promises to be a great convenience to the patrons of the college, and a great aid to backward students, enabling them to take advantage really of two entrance examinations, with an interval to study upon any branch in which they may be deficient. The applicants will be informed by the 28th of August how they have passed, and what they need to study further, and will be advised on all matters relative to their expected entrance into the college. At the same time and places competitive examinations will be held for normal scholarships, two of which are awarded in each county of the state. These carry with them the remission of fees to the amount of 850. FLIGHT OF THE PIGEONS. Mr. H. H. Beard has heard from the 45 homing pigeons which he released at this place on July 3. The information comes in a letter from Frank Bowers, of Trenton, N. J., under date of July 7. The letter 01 ivir. cowers reuus an iuilows: "I write you a few lines to let you know how the birds finished their journey. They apparently had a rough time of it, as a great many of them have not yet arrived. At this place there was a northeast wind and it was cloudy. There were also strong winds and showers in Delawas-e, Maryland and Virginia, making the conditions for the flight very unfavorable. Up to this writing I have received the largest percent, of my birds. Some who had birds out received only one back, and some have received none. Only two of us got back our birds in time for record, as the limit for a 500 mile fly is two days. I won by several hours. The birds showed evidence of having been well taken care of, and for this I desire to thank you. Enclosed you will find a clipping from one of our daily papers, giving an account of the race. I send it in order that you may give information to those who were interested in the start." The clipping referred to in the foregoing letter reads as follows: Frank Bowers, of South Trenton, was the first to receive his birds in the 500mile fly from Yorkville, S. C. Mr. Bowers won the first diploma for the 500-mile race and won the best average speed for this district. Only three birds finished out of 45 starters. The birds were liberated at 5.07 a. in. Saturday, and arrived in this city Sunday as follows: Bowers, 10.54.14 a.m. Average speed, 718.85 yards per minute. Bammau, 4.21.45 p. m. Average speed, 509.39 yards per minute. Bowers, 5.22.14 p. m. Average speed, 551.32 yi.rds per minute. The birds nad a strong northeast wind against them. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The stockholders of the Carolina and North-Western railroad held their annual meeting at Gastonia, N. C., last Thursday with J. J. McClure as chairman and L. T. Nichols as secretary. The auditing committee reported the books of the various officials as being in proper shape, and the report of the presi dent showed an increase in tlie earnings of the road as compared with last year, especially during the past three months. The rolling stock and other property of the company was reported to be in good condition. The same old board of directors was reelected and Major (J. W. F. Harper, of Lenoir, was re-elected as president. The stock of the road is no longer voted by the nominal holders; but by three voting trustees?two elected by bondholders and one by stockholders. The stockholders are represented by J. F. Wallace, Esq., of Yorkville, and the bondholders by W. T. Weaver, of Ashe ville, and A. G. Brice, of Chester. This S arrangement is to hold until January 1, 1 1901. If by that date the property shall c have satisfactorily demonstrated its abil- 1 ity to pay all fixed charges, it will be < given over to the stockholders to be man- 8 aged as they might see fit. 8 Contractors have offered to build the 8 road between Newton and Hickory at a < figure considerably less than the estimate recently made by Engineer Dwight, and i in the opinion of the management the ( building of this gap is the proper thing to $ do. The necessary money, however, is i not to be had just at this time. i f ABOUT PEOPLE. I Mrs. Horace H. Beard is ill with fever. ? Mrs. Paul T. Gordon is confined to her s bod, threatened with fever. Mr. John F. Oates, of Cheater, waa in Yorkville on Thursday. Mrs. A. F. Ruff, of Rock Hill, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Kuykendal. Mrs. A. R. Banks, accompanied by Master John, is visiting friends at Lincoln ton, N. C. G. W. S. Hart, Esq., of Yorkville, has been reappointed as United States commissioner. Miss Julia Thornwell, of Fort Mill, is visiting in Yorkville, the guest of Misses Fannie and Laura Parish. Miss Kate Moore returned from Rock Hill last Wednesday afternoon and will remain at home until September. Mr. and Mrs. Corkill, Misses Mary and Ocie, of Chester visited Captain L. M. Grist's family on Thursday. Miss Ida Harsbaw, of Gntbriesville, is visiting relatives and friends in Yorkville, the guest of Mrs. S. A. Carroll. Mr. John A. Neelyand family, of Rock Hill, are in Yorkville visiting Mr. Neely's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. D. Neely. Mr. Ambrose Wylie, of Chester, has been spending several dyas in Yorkville the guest of Mr. W. Brown Wylie. Mr. A. F. RufT, of Rock Hill, rode over to Yorkville Wednesday afternoon on a bicycle. He made the trip in 2i hours. Mr. John Ratteree, of Rock Hill, has been quite ill for five or six weeks. Ou ^ Wednesday last be was showing signs of improvement. Miss Alice Spencer has returned from an extended visit to the family of Rev. Dr. T. R. English and other friends, at Hamden-Sidney, Va. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Riddle and children, of Zeno, spent Thursday in Yorkville with relatives and friends the guests of Captain-L. M. Grist. Mr. J. A. Owen and daughter, Miss Mary, and Miss Elfrieda Nail, of Chester, visited relatives and friends in Yorkville last week, returning home on Monday. Master DeLeou Walker has handed to The Enquirer a cotton stalk which is less than 18 inches high, and which contains 26 squares, blooms and bolls. Mr. S. L. Hobbs was at the picnic at Olive last Saturday. He says there v s a big crowd present, plenty of dinner, and everybody had an enjoyable time of it. Mr. John T. Grist, of Lenoir, spent Thursday and Friday in Yorkville, visit-, ing relatives, friends and acquaintances. He has not been around this way before for several years, and his visit was very much enjoyed. Rev. Dr. S. A. Weber passed through Yorkville on Wednesday on his way home from Blacksburg, where he has been in attendance on the sessions of the district conference. He said he would have been glad to have gone to Toronto ; but hardly felt equal to the physical requirements of the trip. LOCAL LACONICS. The Enquirer Until let of January, 1898. The Semi-Weekly Enquirer will be sent to any address, from this date until the 1st of January, 1898, for 92 cents. Lout Two Mules. A message was received here on Thursday from the county cbaingang, to the ef- 1 feet that that institution bad lost two mules. There were no particulars; but 1 the presumption is that the mules are dead. i Not Hurt Much. e Pink McFadden, the Negro who was c shot on the excursion train, near Filbert, ] not long ago, is getting along all right. j He has been in the care of Dr. S. M. Da- \ vega, of Chester, for souie time, and the v doctor has succeeded in extracting the 2 bullet. a An Unidentified Dead Man. \ The dead body of an unknown Negro i was found on the plantation of D. ?. Fin- e ley, Esq., near Rock Hill, last Monday. Investigation seemed to show that the f man came to bis death by iightning on j July 10, and the coroner's jury which in- I vestigated the case, returned a verdict to 1 that effect. 1 Will Branch Out. 1 The commission brokerage establish- c ment of E. W. Wood, of Rock Hill, has \ been succeeded by the firm of Morse <fc c Wood. The firm has secured new quarters up near the Library building, is put- e ting in additional furniture, and is ar- f ranging to extend its operations to York- i ville, Lancaster and perhaps other points i by telephone. . t In Memory of Kev. Robt. A. Lee. 1 Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Yorkville, especially observed i last Thursday as the aniversary of the death of Rev. Robert A. Lee, who was i killed ;on the 15th of July, last year, at Heudersouville, N. C., by a bolt of light- i ning. The store of W. B. Moore & Co., J was closed during the day in comtnemora- 8 tion of the sad event. I Heavy Hailstorm. fi A terrific hailstorm of a somewhat pe- - culiar nature passed over a pormm ui Rock Hill last Saturday. The storm came from the west, and passing over Oakland to the Southern railroad, struck 4 an acute angle and went in the direction of the river. It is said to have been scarcely more than half a mile in width; but field crops and garden truck along its path were badly riddled. C Married on Wednesday. The marriage of Miss Jeaunette David- c son to Mr. Win. H. Herudon, took place a on Wednesday morning at the residence p of the bride's father, Mr. S. L. Davidson, c according to previous announcement. The ceremony was performed by Rev. f W. (j. Neville in the presence of anum- a berof special friends, and Mr. and Mrs. p llerndon left on the northbound Carolina s and North-Western train, to spend a short s while in Virginia. The numerous friends p of the happy couple extend congratula- } tions. p Some Little Pheasants. V Mr. W. D. Glenn informs the reporter t that he now has seven little pheasauts, hatched out something over a week ago. 1 Jo far the birds belonging to himself and Mr. J. F. Glenn, have laid 19 eggs. Nine >f these were placed under a hen. Eight latched out all right; but one of the ?bicks was killed. The remaining seven leem to be lively and healthy enough, ind give good promise of developing into itrong, healthy birds. Colored Fair Association. M. D. Lee, colored, of Rock Hill, vrites The Enquirer that the York A bounty Fair association has just been orfanized by colored people in Rock Hill, vith a proposed capital of $1,000 divided nto 500 shares at $2 each. The annual airs of the association, be says, will iring together a large number of colored >eople, and he wants substantial encourigement from any of the various towns the county which might care to oe tne icehe of the proposed annual exhibitions, kfrald It's Glanders. Mr. James Clinton, who lives about line miles northwest of Yorkville, was * n town on Thursday seeking informaion as to what is the matter with a sick mule. He describes the animal as running at the nose, as if afflicted with disemper, and says that a very offensive, almost overpowering, odor is thrown off ;rom the discharge. People w'ho know noet about such matters, say the disease 8 very probably glanders, and the reporter understands that Veterinary Surjeon Wyman, of Clemson college, has peen com municated with in regard to the natter. (booting Near Pineville. The Negroes returning from Charlotte VIonday night wound up the celebration >f "de Fo'th" by "raising cain" on the rain, says a Pineville special of the 10th o the Charlotte Observer. Razors, pisols and knives were used, and several ihots fired. After the smoke cleared, Eph. Rhyne, a Pineville .Negro, was bund to be severely shot. The bullet tntered his back, between the shoulder p lades. After reaching Pineville he was ittended by Drs. Moore and Reid, who probed for the ball but could not locate it. 3e is in a critical condition. After the ihooting most of the Negroes jumped roni the train as it slowed up and ee:aped over the line. farewell to I>r. In gold. Columbia State: Sunday night, at the KMmt Prpshvterian church of Rock Hill, Dr. Mattie B. Ingold will be given a fareveil reception and service. Dr. Ingold ias been fitted by this organization for ler work as a medical missionary and ihe will go to Korea early in August. Jhe will while tbere still be supported by bis church. This farewell will be a ouching one, as Dr. Ingold lies deep in be hearts of our people. The Rev. S. H. Zimmerman, of St. John's Methodist Episcopal church, will represent the oth>r churches of the city; the Rev. James 9. Thoruwell, D. D., will represent the Bethel Presbytery ; and the Rev. Alexinder Spruut, D. D., will speak in behalf >f the congregation. to Withdraw the Petition. "The best thing we can do now, is to vithd'raw that petition," said a prominent dtiaen of Fort Mill to a representative of The Enquirer in Rock Hill on Wedlesday. The citizen referred to is one of hoso who plead so eloquently for the )ridge at one of the earlier meetings of he board on the subject. Continuing, he aid: "Our own people are now dLisapK>inted and disheartened. They are not ifraid of the people in regard to the mater, because they believe the people would >e with them; but they do not like the >recedent that would thus be established, ind if the election is held, I think many >f them will decline to vote. The best hiDg to be done, under the circurnstan ee, is to withdraw the petition at present, ind hope for the best in tbe-future." s > BLACKSBURG BUDGET. Jnlque Entertainment?Social Matter*? Board of Health. Correspondence of the Yorkrllle Enquirer. Blacksburq, July 16.?A New Woman's entertainment was given Tuesday ivening by Miss Zilpah Pollock, in honor >f Misses Eugenia aiid Alice Williams, of Lancaster, who are the guests of Mr. and tlrs. O. A. Osborne. The entertainment vas decidedly novel and amusing. It vas intended to show the duties of the 'sew Man of the future as housekeeper, ind the attempts of the boys to sw$ep, vash dishes, patch, etc., were very amusng. Refreshments were served and the ivening was greatly enjoyed by all. Mrs. J. W. Wilcox gave a most delight'ul Ave o'clock tea yesterday afternoon n honor of the visiting ladies in Blacksiurg, to which quite a number of the adies of the town were invited. Mrs. Wilcox makes a charming aud graceful lostess. The tea was served, on the spa:ious veranda of her attractive home, vhich was artistically and becomingly leco rated. The same evening, Miss Gad en gave an ilegant and most enjoyable Bupper to a ewof her friends, and later in the evenng a number of young people dropped n. Ice cream and cake were served and he time, until a late hour, was most delightfully spent in music and dancing. Mrs. Thomas, of Marion, N. C., is visting the family of Mr. B. G. Gaden. Miss Leize Rothe, of Augusta, is visitng her aunt, Mrs. J. A. Maxwell. Our board of health reorganized last light under the new law, and elected Dr. . r n RlastL- oVinirman. and W. A. Baber, anitary inspector. The board is com)osed of Drs. J. G. Black and D. S. Raineur, W. A. Baber, M. M. Freeman and V.. M. Bridges. w. a. GAFFNEY GLEANINGS. )rlginal Package Establishment In Prospect?Religious Meeting?More Lawyers ?Another Jail Delivery ? Courthouse Not Located Yet?The Military Company?Other Notes. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enauirer. Gaffney, July 13.?It is rumored that iur town will soon have an original packge establishment, where the "chemically >ure" may be dispensed to all those who bject to patronizing the dispensary. The Rev. Mr. Scboolfield, an evangelist rom Virginia, is conducting a meeting ,t the Methodist church here. His (reaching is somewhat on the Sam Jones tyle. lie strikes out straight from the houlder and does not hesitate to tell peo>le of their meanness. He is assisted by dr. Van Pelt, who conducts the musical rnrt of the service. Mr. Van Pelt lias a ery powerful voice and seems to be a borough master of his art. The lawyers continue to come. Colonel l. Stobo Farrow, who has been employ