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? All the physicians of Omaha, Neb , are puzzled as to the nature of an epidemic that is now prevalent there, says a dispatch. The disease develops in small eruptions which cover the body. The eruptions are highly inflamed and Anally scale off like scurvy. The disease was Arst noticed about three weeks ago, and since then has spread with great rapidity. More than 10,000 persons have been affected. Every barber shop in the city is provided with a salve which is designed to allay the inflammation. The city health department has received numerous reports which indicate that the disease is prevalent in the public schools. It is the general opiuion of physicians that the disease is caused by some germ that settles on the skin, and this is about all that they can say about it. It is not regarded as serious. ? The papers have been on the qui vive for several days in anticipation of serious complications between Austria and Turkey. It seems that very recently the Turkish officials in Mersina, Asia Minor, offered gross indignities to Herr Brazafelli, an Austrian citizeu. As the outcome of the diplomatic correspondence that followed, Austria gave Turkey to understand that she must, by 12 o'clock on Thursday last, depose the officials who committed the offense, salute the Austrian flag and agree to pay the offended Austrian a heavy indemnity. Turkey held out to the last minute and finally informed Austria that she would do oil tSot nimi ppnnired of her. Had Turkey not backed down, the understanding is that, on Thursday, at noon, Austria would have commenced the bombardment of Mersina. ? Atlanta, Ga., has been stirred up during the past 10 days by a sensational murder case. S. Steinau had been conducting a wholesale liquor establishment, in connection with which there was a saloon. The saloon was generally supposed to belong to Steinau, but it was under the control of bis brotber-in-law, Julius Simon, assisted by a clerk named Walter O'Quinn. On Monday of last week, Steinau's establishment was placed in the hands of a receiver, and a policeman named Ponder was placed on guard to see that no goods were removed before the receiver took stock. It is supposed that Ponder saw somebody in the building and entered. Anyway, about 7 o'clock, a fusilade was beard inside, and upon investigaj c j J lion I'onuer was iuuuu ucau. umuuu was at bis home at the time. However, he, Simon and O'Quinn were arrested on the charge of murder. The trial of O'Quinn wag commenced last Saturday and concluded on Wednesday with a verdict of not guilty. The other two were released on $1,000 bonds each. The public is satisfied that one of them committed the murder; but it does not look as if anybody is going to be convicted. ? The Dreyfus case is again attracting public attention. Dreyfus was a captain in the French army. He was accused of selling secret information about French fortifications, and was convicted. The trial was in secret, and the evidence was of a flimsy character; but still the French people believed the captain guilty. The senteuce was degredation and banishment for life. This was three years ago. Since that time Captain Dreyfus has been imprisoned in a steel cage on a desert island off the coast of French Guiana. He left behind a beautiful wife, and for the past three years, this faithful woman has been doing everything possible to secure the release of her husbajid. She has been to see the ^ * rv _ * t_ _ T7* Czar 01 Jttussia, me Cjuiperur ui vjrcimany, and other crowned heads of Europe and presented them with proofs that are said to conclusively show her husband's innocence. In the meantime, the name of Dreyfus is held in the greatest contempt throughout France. On account of jeers and insults, a cousin of the unfortunate captain who bears the same name, a few days ago, killed his wife and children and then committed suicide. But, after all, it looks as if justice is about to be done. Through the indefatigable efforts of the wife, not only is the innocence of Captain Dreyfus about to be proved ; but guilt for the crime with which he is charged is all but fastened on another man, an ex colonel named Esterhazy. The most serious trouble now in the way, seems to be to get the French people to acknowledge their terrible mistake and the injustice they have inflicted upou Captaiu Dreyfus. The case is of most tragic interest. ? The New York papers tell a touching story of how a little girl saved the life of her father in court lust week. Some weeks ago, fire broke out in the house of a poor Jew named Blumenthal. The fire was extinguished ; but the firemen, before quitting the house, discovered a number of pasteboard boxes with paper wrapped about them aud containing lighted candles. It happened that the father and mother were away at the time attending relig ious services, and their absence, taken in connection with the candles, was construed by the firemen to imply incendiarism. At the trial the father explained that the suspicious boxes had been made by his children while at play. The explanation was not believed. A little S-year-old daughter was put up as a witness. She tried to tell how she made the "lanterns," as she called them ; but could not make herself intelligible, and one of the jurors suggested that she be provided with the necessary material and allowed to make a lantern in court. The materials were brought in and given to the little girl. Perched in a high chair, she tried to make a lantern; but failed. She explained that she made the other lanterns while sitting on the floor, and was told to get down on the floor then. This she did, and in a very few moments deftly turned out a lantern, just like those that had been discovered by '.he firemen. Members of the jury applauded the incident, and in a very few moments afier retiring to their room, returned with a verdict of not guilty. The little girl explained to the newspaper men afterward that she thought the jurors wanted her toshowthem how to make lanterns so the jurors could show their children. <?hc ^Jorhrillc (Enquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.: 9 V SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1897. ? Gorman missed election in Maryland by only 39 votes, and Hanna gets there in Ohio by only 72 votes. Among other things this illustrates the niggardliness of the money crowd. They only buy enough to win. ? "Hog Cholera and Swine Plague," is the title of an interesting and instructive [circular that has just been issued from i Clemson, by Professor W. E. A. Wyman. Copies of the circular will be sent to anybody free, for the asking. Address, Clemson College, S. C. , ? , ? "Disarm the constables," says the Columbia Register. Why, brother, under the law as it now stands, there is not an individual in the state, not even a sheriff, who has the right to carry a concealed weapon. Everybody, even the preachers, have a constitutional right to carry arms strapped about their persons if they see fit. Look up the statutes, especially the volume turned out at tHe last session of the general assembly, and see if this is not correct. ? The fact that a small crop of cotton brings more money in the aggregate than a large one, emphasizes the necessity of a trust after the Roddey plan. Among other things it proves conclusively that if the farmers could do no better, they could raise a full crop one year, and not a bale the next, and get more money for the one year's crop than they now get for the crop of two years. Not only this, it would be at just half the labor and expense. This is not theory. It is proved by absolutely reliable figures. "SECTIONAL LINES." Our esteemed contemporary, the Rock Hill Herald, is nothing if not funuy. We have had occasion to state this fact more than once; but that we have ever succeeded in showing up the full extent of its curiousness, we have not the slightest idea. But now it comes forward, of its own accord, and makes a prima facie case against itself. Listen at this from The Herald of Wednesday: Mr. Cherry accepts his defeat very gracefully. It will be noted that Mr. Johnson carried every precinct in the county except Rock Hill, showing conclusively, we think, that sectional lines were drawn, and that had Mr. Cherry been from any other community, he would perhaps have received a better support. Tiie Enquirer's understanding of the alleged sectionalism in this county has always been the courthouse and the western side against the eastern side. And that our understanding is correct, we have not the slightest doubt, because we got it from The Herald, the principal and only exponent ol sectionalism in this county of which we have any knowledge. Now listen, again: "It will be noted," says The Herald, "that Mr. Jonnso.i carried every precinct in the county, except Rock Hill, showing conclusive ly, we think, that sectional lines wore drawn, and that had Mr. Cherry been from any other community he would perhaps have received better support." (Excuse us, but we are forced to stop for a moment to laugh.) Rock Hill always stands by her own candidates. That is commendable. Almost anybody will vote for a man he knows in preference to one he does not know. That is prudent. The vote in Yorkville was light, showing that there was not much interest. Johnson is better known here than Cherry, and beat j Cherry here about 4J to 1. In Rock Hill Cherry is better known than Johnson, and there he beat Johnson 4$ to 1. Anything surprising in that? To us it appears perfectly reasonable. At Coates's Tavern, the most easterly precinct in the county, Johnson got 16 and Cherry got 1. At Smyrna, the most westerly precinct in the county, Johnson got 26 and Cherry got 1. Did Smyrna, on me western siue, mhc agiuust iut-cnstcui side for sectional reasons? Yes? Then what about Coates's Tavern ? And "Johnson carried every precinct in the county save one." On which side is the sectionalism?the side of the one, or the side of all the balance? Speaking for the balance, Tiik Enquirkk will say that it is conscious of no sectionalism on their part against the one. Speaking for the one, will The Herald say that it is conscious of no sectionalism on its part against the balance ? If The llerald says no, then we will inform it that sectionalism is evidently a poor issue, and if it says yes, then we will ask it to please point out and exactly define the alleged sectionalism, as indicated by the election last Saturday. Hut again, is then really any sectionalism? We confess that we are unable to detect in the result of last Saturday's election, the slightest suspicion of it. Were it not for the assertion of The Herald, we would not have thought of such a thing, and had The Herald, instead of making this charge, said that although Johnson gets the most votes, Cherry is elected, we would not have been more completely astonished. That "Mr. Cherry accepts defeat gracefully," The Ekquirer has not a doubt, or that is proper and becoming, and Mr. Cherry is a eood citizen, much better than is indicated by the vote he received. But the vote is no indication of prejudice against Mr. Cherry on account of his place of residence. Had he had the opportunity of a full canvass of the county, while he may not have been elected, he would have gotten a better vote. Johnson, it must be remembered, canvassed the county last summer, and although defeated principally on account of the severe cutting he received at Rock Hill, really proved himself to be the strongest man in the race. COTTON PRODUCTION. In the beginning of one of its curious editorials, which is printed In another column of The News, The Yorkvillk Enquirer intimates that Tho News doos not know what it is talking about, and in the end agrees with The News in its chief contention. Perhaps if The Enquirer were aware of the fact that the southern states have not a' monopoly of the world's cotton production to the extent that they bad not many years gone by, perhaps if it knew that other lands can produce cotton and would increase their production if there was a vast reduction in the south's acreage, it might be able to see that a voluntary lessening of effort to produce cotton without turning their energies to other crops might not help the southern farmers, We cannot think that it would be wise for the south's farmers, lawyers or newspaper men to do less work than they are now doing. The remarks of The Enquirer concerning the gold standard and supply and demand, themselves sufficiently prove that the price of cotton depends upon supply and demand more than upon the money standard. However, it is a fact that if this country could be flooded with silver or paper money, or any other kind of cheap money, the price of cotton, sbofes, tobacco, coats, hats and newspapers would be higher. When Confederate money circulated good prices prevailed and a good horse was worth 910,000.?Greenville News. We are almost tempted to give up our toooh Thn News something as a bad job. If our esteemed contemporary is not dull of comprehension, it is evidently too perverse to admit plain facts. We are sure that except The News, nobody could have understood us to recommend that farmers reduce the cotton crop and devote their spare time to idleness. We only made it perfectly clear that under existing conditions there is more money in a small crop than there is in a large one. If the farmers generally could be induced to raise less cotton and more of other crops, it is a plain proposition that they could not possibly fare worse than now. The facetious suggestion of The News to the effect that The Enquirer is not aware that other countries produce cotton is not only entirely gratuitous, but unbap mU/v ii/?H/\n ?f ntlior Annntrios |ijr. X lie pn/uuvviwi. v* does not detract in the least from the force of what we have already said. For instance, the total crop of the entire world last year amounted to 10,267,000 bales, and sold for ?396,279,854. In 1890-91 the American crop of 8,652,597 bales, alone sold for 3430,380,174, and that year the total foreign crop was 223,000 bales more than last year. A study of statistics back for years will show pretty conclusively that the larger the aggregate crop, the smaller is the total value. While under the laws of supply and demand we can understand how a larger crop might reduce the average price per bale, we cannot understand how these laws can operate to reduce the total value of a big crop below the total value of a small one. The whole trouble, according to our notion, is that there is an increase in everything except the supply of money, and just in proportion as the present fixed amount of money is required to do more business, its purchasing power becomes greater, operating to the disadvantage of the producing classes. We note what The News says of "free silver," "Confederate money," etc; but in view of its other remarks, we are not encouraged to continue the discussion. If our esteemed contemporary had shown any knowledge whatever of cotton statistics, then we would have had reason to presume that it also knows something about the financial question. Two Constables Pardoned. Columbia State, Wednesday: While the whole state is in more or less of a stir over the killing of Farmer Turner by State Detective Newbold and about the flight of Newbold, Gov. Ellerbe stepped in yesterday and granted a full pardon to Liquor Coustubles J. H. Buice and J. A. May, who killed John T. Sims in the "Dark Corner" section of Spartanburg county, on December 18,1896, nearly two years ago. Strange enough it happens that the killing took place in identically the same county as that in which Mr. Turner was killed. The constables were put on trial in Spartanburg county in June last, and both of them were convicted of manslaughter, the sentence of the court being two years in the state prison in each case. Crawford, the other constable who was present at the time of the killing, was also charged with murder ; but his case was nol prossed by the solicitor. After the conviction the attorneys representing the constables at the trial gave notice of an appeal to the state supreme court, and pending that appeal the two men were releused on bond. They have beeu out ever since. The clerk of the supreme court has within the last few days, it is understood, been notified that the appeal has been abandoned. LOCAL AFFAIRS, INDEX TO NEW ADVEKTISEttEV rS. E. L. Armstrong, Administratrix?Gives notice to the debtors and creditors of L. K. Armstrong, deceased. H. C. Strauss?Announces that his store will be closed on Thursday, 25th iustant?Thanksgiving Day. Grist Cousins?Are prepared to supply you with raisins, citrons and currants, suitable for making Christmas fruit cakes. For 10 cents they will sell you a pound of roasted coffee, for 5 cents a cake of soap and a spool of black silk thread, and for 25 cents a three pound bucket of leaf lard. They also have first class pocket knives. T. G. Culp, County Supervisor?Gives notice that on next Wednesday, 24th instant, he will let a contract for filling with rock, a hole in the road near S. L. Davidson's residence, in Bullock's Creek township. The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Use three columns to tell about the bargains they offer in ready-made clothing, dress goods, black dreas goods, silks, millinery. hosiery, underwear and notions. Mrs. T. M. Dobson?TelJs you about her millinery, ladies' fine shoes, oyershirts, ladies' undervests, tinware, picture frames, shawls, suspenders and fancy baskets. Her Christmas goods will be opened up next week. Louis Roth?Offers roasted coffee at 10 cents a pound, mince meat at 10 cents a pound. He has in stock some sour krout, raisins, currants, citrons and figs. W. Browu Wylie, C. C. C. P.?Advertises for sale on the first Monday of December, a tract of land on Allison creek, containing lpO acres, at the suit of J. Spratt Wright against C. A. Neely and others. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Marie Carroll, of Blairsvllle, is visiting in Yorkville, the guost of Mrs. Brooks Jnman. Miss Carrie Neisler, of Rock Hill, is visiting in Yorkville, the guest of Miss Ada Williams. Mr. Charles E. Spencer, Jr., who has been through a spell of typhoid fever, at Washington and Lee university, Lexington, Va., returned home this week. He is now convalescing iavorauiy. Southern Christian Advocate : Mrs. R. D. Smarr, of Memphis, Tenn., has been in South Carolina for several weeks, and has delighted her kindred and many friends in Greenville, Yorkville, Chester and Edgefield by paying them a visit. Her esteemed husband, Dr. R. D. Smarr, remained with bis people during the yellow fever epidemic, and is doing a fine work in his large and growing charge. THE COTTON MARKET. The Yorkville cotton market yesterday, ranged from 4J to 5i. The sales during the present week have been steady, but quite small. Riordan <fe Company describe the general situation in their letter of Thursday as follows: The cotton market, pursuing the seesaw tendency it has recently developed, was higher today. In spite of a sharp break of 3-64 in Liverpool and liberal receipts, our market opened but 2 points lower. This surprising show of strength and an absence of any pronounced selling encouraged the local bulls and they readily absorbed what little cotton there was for sale. Prices both here and in Liverpool at once began to improve, and although the market was very dull the undertone was good all day. A heavy estimate of receipts at New Orleans tomorrow encourage some selling; ibut this cotton was bought back at "higher prices later in the afternoon. January opened at 5.70, rallied to 5.77, and closed at that figure with the tone of the market steady. rr "' n Kalioua in tmvflr nricps show 1 UV/3D nuu UOllOfV ? z - -no disposition to force matters, and any important decline will bave to be led by the southern markets. BETHEL PRESBYTERY. Rev. Alexander Sprunt, stated clerk, has kindly sent The Enquirer the following: An adjourned meeting of Bethel presbytery was held last Friday and Saturday (12th and 13th) at Kershaw. Mr. W. B. Allison was examined with a view to his liceusure as a probationer of the gospel ministry. Satisfactory examinations were held on all the points prescribed by the Book of Church Order, except on Hebrew. The following resolution was adopted by presbytery, after which Mr. Allison was formally licensed to preach the gospel. Rpsolvfirt. That presbytery approves of the examination of Mr. W. B. Allison, as a whole, and inasmuch as Mr. Allison has not prosecuted sufficiently the study of the Hebrew language to warrant an examination on this subject, presbytery does now proceed to license him as an "extraordinary case." The reasons which influence presbytery to this course are the following: 1. Mr. Allison has taken the four years' course and graduated at Davidson college, and he has taken a partial course in Columbia Theological seminary; but because of defective vision and general weakness of eyesight, he was not able to prosecute the study of Hebrew. 2. Presbytery has assurances of an immediate prospect of usefulness for this brother in a needy field. Stated Clerk. CIRCUIT COURT. The case of (4. C. Ormand against Jones, Blanton A Co., was taken up on Tuesday afternoon and was given to the jury on Thursday afternoon at about 4 o'clock. The jury remained in the room until Friday morning tnd reported a mistrial. The issues involved are exactly similar to those involved in the previous case of J. B. Ross against the same defendant. The next case taken up was that of Dunovan A Miller against Jones, Blanton A Co. This case is also identical with the others except as to amount. It consumed all of yesterday, and will probably not be concluded until this afternoon. There are eight more jury cases pressing for trial at the present term?enough to take up all of next week. The jurors, however, will be dismissed not later than next Wednesday afternoon. With today the jurors will have already served two weeks, and Judge Benet thinks this is unfair. lie says that if court is to continue for so long a time, there should be - fA,. nonh w?ilr If, is fhr that a 11 con JIUJ A\si vuvu ? w?. ? reason that be does not feel disposed to bold tie present jury until all pending business is disposed of. The outlook now is that the present term of court will bo adjourned sine die on next Saturday. It is not probable that the judge or lawyers will feel disposed to work on Thanksgiving, and the calculation is that after the jurors are discharged, the remaining equity business can be disposed of in about two days. LOCAL LACONICS. It In Satisfactory. The heavy frost of yesterday ought to lie a satisfactory indication that winter lias set in. Turkeys For Winthrop. Rock Ilill Herald: Mr. R. R. Riddle, of Zeno, brought 43 turkeys to town Monday. These tine specimens of the king of domestic birds will be sacrificed on the culinary altar at Winthrop for a Thanksgiving feast. In the Public School*. The total number of children enrolled in the public schools of the state is 258,183. Of these, York county has 10,241, and stands eighth highest on the list of counties. The white children in this county number 4,012, and the colored children number 5,020. Thanksgiving. Business will be pretty generally suspended in Yorkville next Thursday. There will be special services in one, or in all of the churches. A strong demand has already set in for shotguns, and, as usual, there will be much noise among the rabbits and birds. The graded schools will, of course, suspend their exercises for the day. HU Home Destroyed. The home of Mr. Lee Youngblood, four miles northeast of Yorkville, was destroyed by fire on the night of the 0th instant. The'fire is supposed to have been of accidental origin. Mr. Youngblood was absent from home at the time, being at the bedside of his mother who was seriously sick. His family barely escaped with their lives. Nothing was saved and there was no insurance. Coal at King's Mountain. Gastonia Gazette: We saw the other day a specimen of the King's Mountain coal.which has been found by Rev. P. R. Elain. It was brought in by Mr. Albert Smith, who has been working at Mr. Press Goforth's, near the battleground. The coal has been analyzed at Washington and found to contain 95 percent, of combustible matter. Mr. Elam reports that the vein is a rich one and that he could have got from it a carload of al as easily as be got a half gallon. Still at Large. State Detective Newbold has not surrendered yet, and his whereabouts is still a matter of uncertainty. Some are of opinion that he is in the neighborhood of Winnsboro, others that he is about Columbia, and still others are altogether undecided. The opinion seems to be still prevalent around Columbia that he will surrender within a few days. In the meantime, if anybody is making any special effort to secure the $250 reward that has been offered for the capture of the detective, the fact has not become known. T? F.nlnnrfi CanacltV. The stockholders of the York Cotton mills are fully agreed upon the desirability of increasing the capacity of their plant. The earnings are highly satisfactory, and there is every encouragement tor such a step. The only trouble in the way just now is the necessary money. This, it is claimed, can be gotten easily enough from the outside; but there is no disposition to go outside for it. Sure that they have a good thing, the original investors propose to keep it for themselves, and that they will be able to carry out their plans at an early day, is considered reasonably certain. Will Visit the Indians. The State: Governor Ellerbe yesterday stated that he proposed, the coming | week, to go to Rock Hill, whence he would proceed to the Catawba Indian reservation not far away, the only reservation in the state, and go among the Indians who are living there. Governor Ellerbe takes a great interest in these unfortunate red men, whose name was once high and whose nation was once so strong, and he proposes to make a careful inspection in person of everything about the reservation. He stated yesterday that he believed these people should be thoroughly educated by the state and ue hopes to settle upon some plAn as the result of his visit that he can recommend to the general assembly looking to the betterment of their condition. The state now gives the Indians about $800 a year. LETTER FROM HU0DT0WN. Cotton Picking About Finished?About ??on,i?Airn AIIIaupa Rfiorcan Ired. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Hoodtown, November 18.?The farmers are nearly done picking cotton, the corn ha9 been gathered, and it now remains for them to prepare to go into winter quarters and sow grain. More wheat is being sown here than has been in several yeurs, and if that crop fails, there will probably be more corn consumed than usual during next year. The school at this place opened on Monday, the 8th instant, with Miss Barbara Chambers as teacher. Mr. T. G. Mickle is recovering from an illness of three weeks with fever. The health of the community is better now than for several mouths. Mr. Jno. E. Plexico had the misfortune to lose a good mule one night last week. The cause of its death is unknown, but was probably due to colic. Mr. "H. W. T." is all smiles at present. It's a fine boy, of course. The presence ol a considerable frost and some ice, this morning, seems to be quite a forcible rerniuder of the near approach of winter. However, we have had exceptionally fine weather this fall, and a hard and disagreeable winter would not be surprising. The Hoodtown Alliance has been reorganized, and there will be a meeting of the same next Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. There will also be a meeting with a view to organizing a camp of the Woodman of the World at this place. Owing to the low price of cotton, and probably also the scarcity of feed, an unusually large number of cattle is being sold in this section. Voce. IN HIS OWN BEHALF. The Fugitive Detective Writes to Mr. August Koliii. The News and Courier of last Wednesday contains a letter from Newbold. It was postmarked at Winnsboro on November 15, and addressed to Mr. August Kobn, The News and Courier's Columbia correspondent. It is as follows : i Mr. August Kobu, Columbia, S. C.? Dear Friend : I see a great cock and bull story about my negotiating for terras of surrender yesterday in today's papers ; as a matter of tact I did come down here for that purpose. But I did not send anyone to see the governor. I got Mr. (scratched out) a friend, to send a telegram to Spartanburg. That was the only act I authorized. I shall surrender just as soon as (the) I hear that the criminal court has adjourned at Spartanburg, and not a minute sooner. I am entitled to a fair trial and I could not get that there now. Some of the newspapers say that I would be lynched if I was to go to Spartanburg now, and yet blame me (if) for not going there. They will be greatly disappointed when they fail to outlaw me. I have seen The News and Courier, and I thank you for some things you have said about me. Please say to the peo pie of the state, through your paper, that I ask them to suspend judgment in this matter until I can surrender and be heard, which will be in a few days. The killing was accidental. I was acting within the law and doing nothiug but my duty when it occurred, and I am not afraid to stand trial for it. I could deplore it no more if I bad ^ killed my own father, and while I know that there is great sadness in the Turner household, I can assure you that there is no joy in mine. I have ( been under the treatment of a physician ever since that affair. And if there was no excitement at all in Spartanburg I could not stand the harrowing ordeal of a trial now. Your friend, W. H. Newbold. You can use this letter. Newbold. WOUDS ARE FULL OF THEM. And Every Candidate Feels That He la the One Chosen. Spartanburg Herald. As The Herald has bad occasion to remark before, there is no place on earth like Columbia, during a state fair, for politics. Now that the details of some of the wire pulling is coming to light, there happens to be an amusing incident. Our grapevine tells of a 1 sL. L.i.L sumptuous spreau iu uub ui luc uuwio, which seemed to take an untoward turn on the host. The story goes that a certain rather obscure, but ambitions up-countryman, who is known to have beard the buzz of the gubernatorial bee, and who has confided the secret to a few select friends that he would not decline the nomination if tendered him on a silver or a gold waiter, conceived the idea of giving a private dinner as a feeler. The idea was to bring together a dozen congenial spirits, being careful to select them from different counties where their work would conduce most to keep the bee buzzing. At the appointed hour, so the story runs, after partaking of the splended supper interspersed with exhilarating beverages, in the most nonchalant manner possible, one of the guests arose to drink to the health of "The next Governor of South Carolina." All eyes turned to the host, who was preparing to rise, when the clear ringing words of thanks for the compliments came from another quarter. The man who responded bad been announcing himself for several days and took for granted that- he was referred to. He had not heard of the other candidate's ambition and hence was perfectly at ease in receiving the ovation which followed. Against the Railroads.?Judges Pardee and Newman, of the United ' States court, banded down, in Atlanta,last Saturday, a decision in the famous dispensary case, enjoining the Southern railroad from refusing to haul liquor into South Carolina in the future. The decision is an important one, in that the original package law is involved. The judges decided that liquors and wines in bottles packed in boxes and shipped in carload lots were, under the law of South Carolina, clearly admissible, and should be handled by any railway. End of the Fever.?The coldest weather of the season struck New Orleans and other towns in the fever scourged districts ou ia?t xuursuoj <?uu Friday. On Thursday, frost was noticeable iu protected places, and on Friday it was quite general. It is not thought there will be any more cases of fever. Died In Waihlngton. Henry O'Bear, of the law firm of O'Bear & Douglas, formerly of Columbia, died in Washington last Tuesday. Mr. O'Bear was a native of Fairfield county and stood high in his profession. AT THE CHURCHES. baptist. Sunday Services.?Sunday school at at 3.30 o'clock. associate reformed. Sunday Services.?YORKVILLE? Preaching next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and at 7 p. in. Sunday school at 4 p. m. trinity methodist episcopal. Sunday Services.?Preaching in the morning at 11.00, and night at 7.00 o'clock. Sunday school at 4 p. in. presbyterian. Sunday Services.?There will be services next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and in the evening at 7.00. 'Sunday school at 3 p. m. episcopal. Sunday Services.?Morning services at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 3 p. in. ?geria! jfjote. 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