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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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