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? A terrible prairie lire swept over
a half-dozen Texas counties one day
last week, destroying many thousand
head of sheep and cattle.
? The joint traffic association of the
railroads centering in Atlanta, Ga.,
has practically agreed upon the prohibition
of free trip passes. The resolution
provides that before a pass can
be honored, it must be signed personally
by all the higher officials of the
railroad down to and iucluding the
divisiou superintendent.
? Four cigarette dealers were up in
the criminal court iu Atlanta last week,
on the charge of selling cigarettes to
minors. They plead guilty ; but in
extenuation of the offense explained
that they did not know that their cus
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tomers were uuuer -sx jcms ui
Each of the dealers was lined $5 and
cost, making his bill somethiug like
$20, and all were told that the next
time they, or anyone else, came before
the court for a similar offense, they
would receive punishment which they
would have occasion to remember.
? Mark Twaiu writes denying the
report that he recently made $82,000.
He says: "It has been reported that
I was seriously ill; it was another
man. That I was dying ; it was another
man. That I was dead ; it was another
man. That I was out of debt;
it was another man. And now comes
this $82,000. Still another man. You
can see yourself that there is nothiug
more to be reported. Invention is exhausted.
As far as I can see, nothiug
remains to be reported except that I
am a foreigner. When you hear that,
don't believe it, aud don't take the
trouble to deny it.
? The American Protective association,
a secret political organization
which had for its object the overthrow
of Romau Catholic iulluence iu the
Uuited Slates government, is dead.
Some years ago, the organization numbered
many thousands of members iu
all parts of the country, and it was a
powerful factor in national and local
politics especially, wherever there was
anything like an equal division of the
Roman Catholic aud Protestant populations.
The office furniture of the
ceutval headquarters at Washington
was sold last week at auctiou, and the
presideut admits that the association is
now dead.
? Tbauksgiviug iu Western Kansas
will be observed this year in a practical
way. That entire country is
swarming with jack rabbits, and farmers,
to protect their young orchards,
are anxious to get rid of them. Several
counties offer a bounty of three
cents a scalp on all that are killed.
Governor Leedy's Thanksgiving proclamation
suggested a way out, and he
has been informed that people in several
of the jack rabbit counties would
devote the day to killing these pests,
load them into the cars and ship them
to the poor of Chicago and New York.
Jack rabbit pot pie is good eating, and
iu this way, Western Kausans say,
they can reuder a valuable service to
their section, and at the same time
supply many poor huugry childreu in
the big cities with strength-giving
? Charlotte Observer : The meanest
cumpaign is a Prohibition campaign.
The next meanest is a muncipal campaign
which is on personal and not
political lines. Augusta, Ga., is enjoying
the latter uow?has been for two
months aud will be until December
Is: There are three candidates and
no issue in particular, tuougn reugiuu
cuts some figure; two of the candidates
being Romanists and the third au
A. P. A. man. Of course gentlemen
who themselves have no religion of
any kind, and who have been tanked
up pretty much ever since the disturbance
began, are the most excited upon
the religious phase of the contest ; but
iu the main it is a personal tight, with
meetings every night and more enthusiasm
and excitement than a presidentiau
electiou ever inspired. And all
in all Augusta is a pretty good town
not to live in until after the 1st of
? Haunis Taylor, ex-United States
minister to Spain, delivered an address
iu Ithaca, New York, last Friday,
to about 5,000 people, ou Cuba. His
audience was in full sympathy with
him and cheered him to the echo. In
part, he said : "Events are moving
fast and no man, not even the president,
can stop them. No real statesman
ever tried to avoid a crisis by
turning his back upon it or by selfdeception.
If he makes the fatal
mistake of attempting longer to muzzle
congress by putting his imprimatur
nnnn fnlco hnnps ?n<i emntV illusions.
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before the ink is dry upon his message,
events will discredit all his predictions.
Let congress but speak the
final and emphatic word?recognition?and
in 90 days the long aud
bloody tragedy will be over, the whole
Christian world will rejoice aud say
amen ; Spain will be rescued from an
impossible situation ; there will be no
war with the Uuited States, and Cuba
will be free."
? The issue as to whether a state or
municipality can levy an iucome tax
on the salary or compensation of a
postmaster?a subject of broad interest
to the Federal service generally?was
decided last Friday in an opinion rendered
by Actiug Attorney Geueral Harrison
J. Barrett for the postoffice department.
The case arose on an inquiry
from the postmaster at Gastonia,
N. C. It is held that a state has no
authority to tax the emoluments paid
to any officer or agent which the
United States may "use and employ
as necessary and proper means to execute
its sovereign power." Mr. Barrett
says: "The government of the
United States is supreme within its
sphere of action, and any act of a
state or municipality which attempts
to lax the emoluments paid to the
officers of the government is unconstitutional
and void. If the power existed
in a state to tax the officers or
agents of the government, it could
thereby impair the power of the Uni
ted Slates in the execution of its sovereignly.
The postmaster at Gastonia,
therefore, cannot be required to pay a
tax upon the income of his office, either
to the state of North Carolina or to the
municipality of Gastonia."
? Charlotte Observer, Saturday : A
Charlotte man, just returned from the
mountains, reports that near Marion i
he saw a sight that reminded him of <
ante bellum days?a man in charge of i
h drove of turkeys on the way to mar- j
ket. The owner of the drove i? from ,
Mitchell county, and he has between
400 and 500 turkeys. He was en route
to Charlotte, and at the rate he travels
he will be here by Monday. He had 1
bought up the turkeys from farmers in 1
his neighborhood. It will be some- 1
thing worth seeing when the drove
comes into town. Driving turkeys
to market was a common thing before I
the war. Richmond was the objective ]
point, and every fall thousands of tur- i
keys would be driven from the east- ,
eru section of the state. Old drovers
say that turkeys are easier to control
than hogs. There is always a leader
for the drove, and every turkey follows '
him. They make 20 miles a day. At
uight a halt is made iu the wooded I
section of the road and the turkeys
take to the trees. At daylight they ]
fly down, collect in a drove and follow i
the leader for another day's march.
(The \(orlniUc (gnquint.
WEDNESDAY," NOV. 24,1897.
? It is estimated that 2,000,000 turkeys
will be sacrificed in the United States today
for the Thanksgiving feasts tomorrow.
? Let people talk as they will; but
whether organization in the interest of
cottou is practicable or impracticable cannot
be definitely decided without a test.
? The success of the proposed organization
in the interest of cotton, requires the
co-operation not only of cotton produ.
Ki,f <.li nlaccPQ nf emit hern business
? The 24-hour bicycle record is nowheld
by a Dutchman named Cordang.
His distance, in the time mentioned,
was 610 miles and 340 yards. Since 1895
the 24-hour record has been raised exactly
100 miles.
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? The New York Herald charges that
the New York Sun has received 810,000
for writing boom articles on prosperity,
and claims that it, The Herald, has refused
$15,000 for doing the same kind of
"work." Then this is the secret of McKinley
prosperity is it ? All wind.
? The farm tenants of Texas are organizing
against the money rent system.
They demand that all farming lands be
rented on shares. Already there has
been considerable violence, including
several murders, on account of the agitation.
The farm tenants say that if the
price of cotton continues low, they will
abandon th9 production of this staple and
revert to a diversification of crops.
? Pat Walsh probably has done more
for the city of Augusta than any other
man living. His admirers are just now
trying to eiect him mayor, and the probability
is that they will succeed. He,
however, is a Roman Catholic, and on this
account the political feeling is running to
a terrible height. All of the power of the
present administration is being used
against Mr. Walsh, and the police are
committing outrages which seem to indicate
a feeling that borders closely upon
? It seems as if almost the whole county
has gone iuto the land-posting business.
This is especially the case down in the
Blackjack section, and over east of Rock
Hill. The people in the neighborhood of
Guthriesvillo, Hickory Grove, Smyrna,
and also those immediately south
and southeast of Yorkville, are also
following into line. The purpose is twofold.
The prime object in the Blackjacks
is to protect the partridges in
their war against the chinchbugs, while,
elsewhere, landowers desire to preserve
what game they have for their own use
and enjoyment.
? Xot long ago Turkey, backed by Germany,
begun the construction of a powerful
fleet of naval vessels; but the
scheme not being altogether agreeable to
Russia, that power has put a stop to it.
It seems that in the settlement of the differences
growing out of the Rosso-Turkish
war. Turkey was constrained to give
Russia a duo bill lor about $ti,500,000, and
since that time has been pleading hard
times as au excuse for non-payment.
The proposed naval vessels will require
for their construction a considerable
amount of money, and Russia is now insisting
that Turkey must pay her debts
before she undertakes to indulge in luxuries.
? In his famous book of intrigue, the
"Three Muskeeteers," Dumas relates that
Richelieu, on one occasion, gave to one of
his tools a signed paper to the following
effect: "The bearer hereof has done
what he has done by my order and for
the state." The paper was intended to
be used by the party to whom it was
given in escaping the consequences of a 1
murder that was under contemplation.
It is a very serious question in South Carolina
just now, as to whether such papers
are held by dispensary constables, or that
the constables only have tacit assurance
on the line indicated. The question is
suggested by the recent pardon ol convicted
An interesting incident of the approaching
session of congress will be
a hot light between the railroads and
ticket scalpers. For years the railroads
have been trying to run the scalpers out
of business; but have met with very poor
success. At its last session the house
passed what is known as the Cullom bill,
making it unlawful for individuals to
deal in railroad tickets; but providing
that the railroads must redeem unused
portions of tickets. Tho senate declined
to pass the bill, and it is here that the approaching
fight will be waged. Tho railroads
have the advantage; but the scalpers
will make a bitter struggle, and at
this time it is impossible to predict the
? A correspondent of the Columbia
State suggests that the idea of the proposed
monument to the women of the
Confederacy be changed so that the memorial
might take the shape of an endowed
hospital, and The State endorses
the suggestion. It is not likely, however,
that there will be any change of plans.
While the idea of erecting a monument
to the women of the Confedacy is certainly
a most worthy one, we are of opinion
that before the money is raised, the
task wil I be found to be quite large enough
without taking on any more responsibility
in the shape of an endowed hospital.
We have nothing to say against the necessity
or desirability of a hospital. We
are merely suggesting business.
? Richard Carroll, a leading Negro of
Columbia, is writing to the newspapers
in the hope of stirring up interest in a
proposition for the establishment of reformatories
for the benefit of youthful offenders.
He suggests that there should
be one reformatory for whites, and ananotber
for blacks. The idea has met
with more or less endorsement and is
worthy of serious consideration on the
part of our lawmakers. To punish merely
for the sake of punishment, does not
conform to the spirit of our civilization.
The idea of all punishment, so long as
there is reason to hope for such a thing,
should be to secure reform, and, therefore,
to confine a youthful offender just
convicted of his first offense, along with
hardened criminals, is manifestly unjust.
To provide reformatories, of course,
would cost something; but in view of results
to be attained, the necessary outlay
would be a judicious investment.
? Readers of the Greenville News who
do not see The Enquirer will no doubt
couclude that this paper is completely
squelched. Here is what The News of
Sunday said in reply to The Enquirer's
remarks of last Saturday :
We are almost tempted to give up our
effort to teach The 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. I
At any rate The News has taught The
Enquirer something, for The Enquirer
has veered around to exact agreement
with the position originally taken by The
News and to which one week ago it objected.
The Enquirer is a nice child
and quick to learn.
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11im ine .>ew? repruuuccu mo uiu
quoted by The Enquirer and our remarks
thereon, we don't think it would
have been able to dispose of the matter
with quite so much satisfaction to itself
or its readers.
? Newbold in tears! Alas, that his penitence
came so gushingly after he had
slain Turner without the slightest provocation.
Constable Howie, who was with
the great detective when he cowardly
shot an innocent man, testifies that Newbold
burst out crying and wanted to know
whom he had killed, and said he would
not have shot the old gentleman l'or anything.
This is pitiable and excruciating
in the extreme. Dispensary constables
are not wont to shed tears over the mere
shooting of a citizen. That is a trilling
affair, and the ready pardon eau be had
for the asking. But what anguish there
must be when Newbold actually lets fall
the briny drops, and expresses himself in
language that shows lie would not bike a
man's life for a small consideration.
Newbold was crying, but the voice of his
victim's blood crieth from the ground, as
did Abel's in days of yore.?Greenville
In the discussion of the Newbold matter,
many of the newspapers are surprisingly
vicious. The above is a fair!
sample. If our contemporaries would;
think about the matter a little, they
would not fail to see that their remarks
fall not very far short of actual incendiarism.
We have not said a word in approval of
the Turner tragedy, and we do not propose
to say a word in such approval. We
cannot approve it. We regret it and conit
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per in the state; but we have not yet
reached the point where we are willing
to mete out punishment without due process
of law.
It has been understood for sometime
past that dispensary constables were virtually
clothed with the power of life and
death. That is that they were given to
understand that they would not be held
accountable lor what blood they might
shed in the discharge of their duties. If
they should kill a man, for instance, and
be convicted in the courts, the pardoning
power of the governor would be exercised
in their behalf.
That this was and is a terrible state ol'
affairs, everybody can now fully realize.
Thk Knquihkr and other papers called
attention to it long ago; but people did
not think then. They cah only be made
to think by a bloody object lesson like
this Turner affair. But to get back to the
Xewbold, while one of the shrewdest,
most intelligent, and probably the best
informed of the dispensary constabulary,
lacked a great deal of being the kind ol'
man with whom it was safe to entrust
powers of life and death. This has been
proven by the Turner incident, though at
the same time we can see no reason why
it should have previously been a matter
of doubt. Hut still, in the light of all
this, we are not able to see that the Turner
case is one of murder.
Murder is a killing with malice aforethought,
the malice being expressed or
implied. All the testimony so far shows
conclusively that there was no expressed
or implied malice. There is nothing
upon which to base a belief that Xewbold
intended to kill Turner at all. In fact
that the thing was accidental we have not
the slightest doubt; but that is not much
of an excuse. There is no statute which
justifies the use of a pistol under the circumstances.
Newbold had no right to
point a weapon in the direction of Turner,
unless Turner was preparing to offer
forcible resistance, and the testimony is
that such was not the case. Therefore,
even if the killing were accidental, Xewbold
is guilty of manslaughter.
If the case comes to trial and there is a
conviction of manslaughter, we believe
that in the light of recent events Xewbold
will be pardoned. However, that is
for futuro developments. But if he is
pardoned, don't blame him. That he
should accept a pardon proviueu it were
offered to him, would be perfectly natural.
But censure the governor. It will
be but another evidence that that official
has really clothed a very irresponsible
class of people with the power of life and
death, and although it may sound pretty
rough to say it, such a condition is not
much better than anarchy.
Senator Jonen Says Things Will Remain as
They Are Until 1900.
New Work World, 19th.
There is uo prospect of reform of
the currency by congress the coming
winter. At least so say the seuators
who are now in New York, and two
of them are members of the seuate
finance committee.
This is all said, too, with a full
knowledge of what the monetary commission
is doing.
The four seuators in the city are
Jones, of Nevada; Aldrich, of Rhode
Island ; Hanna, of Ohio, and Gorman,
of Marvland. The first two named
are on the finunce committee of the
upper house, and the two latter are
leaders in their respective parties.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, in discussing
the outlook for monetary legislation
"There will be no reform of the currency
at the coming session of congress.
The silver people are in the
saddle. The president will prevent
them from doing anything for the
white metal, and they in turn will prevent
him from doing anything to
change the preseut currency system.
"Tkiugs will remaiii pretty much
as they are despite the efforts ol the
so-called monetary commission. These
gentlemen cut no figure whatever, aud
are only a self-appoiuted lot of people
who want to bolster up the gold standard.
But they will not be able to forge
the fetters any tighter on us than they
are now. '
"We will permit no legislation of the
kind they desire at the coming session
of congress. Unless I am very much
mistaken it will be a very dull and
dreary sessiou. Matters will simply
drift along.
Miw?nn in VoiU VaI'It
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city shows which way the tide is runniug.
The silver people are iu the
majority in the Democratic party and
are bound to carry the state convention
for silver wheu the time comes.
"We shall have a big time in 1900,
and the free coinage men will win the
"The prosperous times that we hear
so much about will not come until the
money question is settled in favor of
free silver."
"Will uot the senate he changed between
now and then ?" was asked.
"The gold people may gain a senator
or two, but the free silver men will also
make additions to their rauks, so that
the gains will offset each other. The
real fight for free silver will come in
1900, and that will be a tug of war
Interesting Examination at the Columbia
Columbia Register. Saturday.
The round bale is practicable and is
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ol opinion of those cotton uiill men
who assembled at the Columbia mills
yesterday and who examined a number
of the hales put up in the new
Among those present at the examination
yesterday were: Mr. C. K.
Oliver, Mr. Chas. Ellis, Jr., Mr. Jack
Crawford, Mr. E. W. Robertson, Mr.
Sumter Moore, Mr. E. F. Girardeau
and Mr. J. E. Bradley, of C. F. Hubbs
& Company, New York.
A number of round bales?some put
up by Mr. Mike Brown's press at
Barnwell and others by theHuntsville
(Ala.) Warehouse company?were unpolled
and laid out on the floor, where
the fibre was critically examiued.
The bales unrolled without the
slightest hitch in the ceremony. It
was claimed, however, by some of the
cotton buyers present that the fibre
was damaged by the excessive pressure;
but this was slight and hardly
more than in the ordinarily compressed
bale. Both specimens of round-baling
were extremely hard in the centre and
it looked as if water had been used in
the process. In this respect, Mr.
Brown's bules had a small advantage
over the Alabama concern's work.
The experiment did not mean, as
was supposed, the beginning of the
use by the Columbia mills of the round
bale. These baling concerns simply
had a lot of their bales shipped to the
fair done up in the factory's bagging
and were examined yesterday by the
mill men on the merits of the baling
alone. The Columbia mills, will not,
for the present, use the cylindrical
hales, not having the necessary machinery
on hand ; but it is acknowledged
that this form will be used almost
exclusiveiy in the future, as it is now
in the eastern mills.
A Good Idea This.
The Blaekstock correspondent of the
Columbia State, claims to have information
that the fugitive Detective
Newbold has indicated his intention to
surrender after the adjournment of the
court of general sessions at Spartanburg.
His plan is to give himself up
to a friend who will collect the $350
reward outstanding. The friend will
appropriate $50 of the reward to his
owu use, and turn over the balance to
Newbold to be used in employing
counsel for his defense.
H. W. Whitesides and others, of the j
Smyrna and Hickory Grove neighbor- |
hoods, warn persons against trespass- (
ing on their respective lands.
II. J. Harshaw and others, of the Guth- ,
riesville and Philadelphia neighborhoods,
publish a warning to trespassers. <
Hatch ford, Sims A Co., of Sharon?An- <
nounce that the partnership of the firm .
will be dissolved on the 14th of Janna- J
ry, 1898, and that in the meantime their 1
entire stock of good will be for sale at '
cost for cash. They also notify persons i
indebted to their firm that payment (
must be made by the 10th of December
II. C. Strauss?Lets you know that his
store will be closed tomorrow, and calls
your attention to his stock of overcoats ;
and men's clothing, underwear, shoes
and corsets, and will sell ladies' jackets
and cloaks at a discount of 20 Der cent.
A. H. Wherry, Lewis's Turn Out?Wants
a large bay mare which has been stolen
or strayed from him.
J. A. Tate?Calls attention to special features
of the Columbia bicycle.
The Yorkville cotton market yesterday
ranged from 4J to 51. Riordan & Co. describe
the situation in New York on Monday
as follows:
This was the dullest day in the cotton
market that has been seen for a long time.
Liverpool was practically unchanged
when our market opened this morning;
but there was apparently no disposition
to sell here and our opening was from
1 to 5 points higher. After the opening
the market became very dull and advanced
somewhat in the absence of any selling
pressure and on limited investment
buying. Estimated receipts for tomorrow
at Houston and New Orleans were extremely
large and resulted in the loss of
most of the advance. January opened at
5.69, advanced to 5.74, declined to 5.70 and
closed at 5.71 with the tone of the market
quiet. Receipts today were full. Sentiment
here continues to lean to the bear
side, but people courageous enough to sell
Mr. W. N. Elder, to whom the recent
convention of cotton growers delegated
the task of organizing York county, has
entered vigorously upon the work. The
plan that is being pursued requires the
assistance of reliable sub-organizers in
each township, and Mr. Elder has selected
and appointed the following wellknown
gentlemen in the townships
named :
Bethel, D. G. Stanton.
Bethesda, J. Frank Ashe.
Bullock's Creek, T. A. Gwiti.
Broad River, W. M. McGill.
Catawba, J. Brantley Rawls.
Ebenezer, W. W. Miller.
Fort Mill, ; C. T. Crook.
King's Mountain, W. J. Davis.
York, L. R. Williams.
Each of the gentlemen named above is
expected to select a number of assistants
in their respective townships, talk the
matter up and arrange for proper representation
at the county convention, to be
held in the courthouse at Yorkville, on
the first Monday in December.
Following is the roll of honor for the
Yorkville Graded school for the month
of November:
Ninth Grade?George Hart, 96; Paul
Moore, 96; Harry Spann, 95; John Jenkins,
92; Moifatt Kennedy, 91; James
Gardner, 90; Avery Lowry, 90.
Eighth Grade?Alma Walker, 97;
Barron Kennedy, 93; T. C. Dunlap, 92;
John Ashe, 91; Bessie Williams, 91;
Ethel Latimer, 90; May Moore, 90.
Seventh Grade?Nellie Schorb, 99;
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Sadie Waters, 95; Josie Camp, 92; Straussie
Walker, 91; Nannie Grist, 90; Tallulah
Neville, 90.
Sixth Gradk?Joe Alexander, 97; Lottie
Simril, 97 ; Mary Williams, 97; Raymond
MeClain, 90; Henry McLain, 90;
Willie Waters, 96; Hazel Grist, 95; Maggie
Robinson, 95; Anna Spann, 94; Bertie
Smith, 90; Hamlet Carroll, 92; Lowry
McLain, 91; Pack Williams, 91.
Fifth Grade?Anna McCaw, 99; Philip
Hunter, 98; Kale Hunter, 98; Atigalice
McCaw, 98; Bessie Gilbert, 96; Gerald
Lowry, 96; Frankie Clawson, 95; Lilla
Horndon, 95 ; Robert McCaw, 92 ; Eunice
Grist, 91; Keene Dobson, 90.
Fourth Grade?Joseph Hart, 98;
Glenn Allison, 96; George Cartwright,
90; Josie Carroll, 96; Edna Horton, 96;
Marion Logan, 96; Lenora Williford, 90;
Bedford Moore, 94; D. Wyatt Neville, 94;
Samuel Miller, 93; Monroe Willis, 93;
Oscar Grimes, 92; Mary Dobson, 91; Mamie
Lee Grist. 91; Beulah Long, 91;
Mary Walker, 91; Mary Brian 90.
Third Grade?Fantiie Barron, 97;
Virginia Neville, 97; Marie Moore, 90;
Oren Ahernathy, 95 ; Jennie MeClain, 95 ;
Leon White, 95; Georgia Summit, 94;
Olive Walker, 93; Helen Lowry, 92;
Frank Riddle, 92; Lillian Withers, 92;
Julia Smith, 91; Robert Herndou, 90;
Hattie Hunter, 90.
Second Grade?Bessie Pegram, 99;
Wardlaw Adickes, 98 ; Winnie Crawford,
98; Mary Hope, 98; Rozella Ahernathy,
97; Willie Jenkins, 97; Wheeler Willis,
97; Ottman Rose, 96; Mary McLain, 95;
Mattie May Neville, 95; Maxie Waters,
95; W. G. White, Jr., 95; Arthur Hart,
94; Earle Grist, 94; David Logan, 94;
Claude Walker, 94; Wilinore Logan, 92.
First Grade?Edward Finley, 99;
Louise Dobson, 98; Fredrica Lindsay, 98 ;
Edna MeClain, 98; Mary Cartwright 95;
Tristiam Easlerling, 95; Carrie Cart*.
r ntimor (XI .TauuIo
W rig ill, irt j onuiuci uaiuiioi) , ?vuw.v
Baber, 93 ; Nannie Hope, 93.
The case of Dunovan A Miller?the last
of the series against Jones, Blanton A
Co.?was concluded last Saturday night
with a mistrial.
On Monday, upon motion of the counsel
for the defense and with the consent
of counsel for the plaintiff, the court set
aside the verdict for $2,500 that had been
rendered in the case of J. B. Ross against
Jones, Blanton A Co. Both sides were
agreed that the verdict was not in accordance
with the facts, and neither side was
satisfied with it.
The case of J. B. Ross against Jones,
Blanton A Co., has now been tried twice,
and the other cases once each. At present,
the issue appears to be no nearer to
a settlement than at first. The stumbling
block in the case, briefly stated, seems to
be whether or not the defendant entered
into a new contract with the plaintiffs.
It is agreed that under the original contract
the plaintiffs were not to be paid
until the defendants had collected their
money from the Massachusetts and Southern
Construction company. Before the
work was finished, the plaintiffs become
uneasy and ceased operations. They allege
that here the defendants assumed
full responsibility for liabilities, independent
of the Construction company.
But on this point the testimony is in such
direct conflict, as to make it seemingly
impossible lor me jury 10 uecuie.
The case of Mrs. Jennie Roberts against
M. R. Reese, came up on Monday morning.
This was a suit on a note for $1,381.04
and for a $75 attorney's fee, and was
one of the claims, the prosecution of
which the attorneys for J. II. Riddle, administrator,
recently attempted to enjoin.
Upon the calling of the case, \V. B. Mc- 1
('aw, Esq., petitioned to be allowed to in- i
terveno in behalf of J. II. Riddle, administrator.
His petition, however, was re- 1
fused, and under instruction from the !
court, the jury found for the plaintiff in
the full amount claimed.
The next case was that of E. A. Tres- j
cott against Reese, for $,J-r>7.44, alleged to .
be due as counsel lees. The plaintiff al- i
leged contracts to assist in the defense of i
Reese and Mrs. Anderson, and that he |
was to receive ?200 in each case. The i
jury, as in the case of Mrs. Roberts, found i
lor the plaintiff in the full amount i
claimed. i
The next case was that of Dr. T. S. R. |
SVard against the 0. R. A C. Railroad
company. The suit was for professional j
services to Mr. P. B. Wilson, who was in- i
jured on the railroad last spring, and who, i
on account of those injuries, recently
secured a verdict for $2,500. Dr. Ward's i
claim was for $220, and the jury returned
a verdict for the full amount.
The next case was that of the Rock i
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?1111 HUggy company against, ?i. m. i?y :
lor. This was a suit on a note for $135,
given by the defendant to W. H. Rumb- i
ley for a patent-right to sell what is
known as the "Planters' Register," and <
traded by Rumbley to the plaintiff for a
buggy, the retail price of which was $100.
The defendant wasdesirious of introducing
testimony to prove that he had not
received due consideration for the note,
and that plaintiff, before trading for it,
had sufficient notice that the note was
fraudulent. The court, however, refused
to admit in evidence the contract between
Rumbley and the defendants, and on this
account the defendant claimed that be
was estopped from the offering of further
evidence. The case was argued from the
standpoint of the complaint and answer
and the testimony of the plaintiff*. The
jury found for the plaintiff in the sum ot
$87.50. Hart & Hart for defendant, and
W. B. Wilson for plaintiff.
When The Enquirer went to press
the court was engaged on the case of Mrs.
Martha E. Poag, vs. J. W. Dobson.
Mr. B. R. T. Bowen and family, of
Tirzah, have moved to Florida.
Mr. W. H. Quinn is quite ill at his
home on King's Mountain street.
Clerk of the Court Wylie has been suffering
for several days with a severe cold.
Mrs. Rufus Crowell, of Albemarle, N.
C.. accompanied by her two children, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M.
Mr. Mason L. Carroll, of Atlanta, spent
several days in Yorkville last week with
Judge Benet is expected to make his
promised talk to the children of the graded
school this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Rose have returned
home from a ten days' visit to relatives
in the lower part of the state.
Mr. Jas. B. Allison, Jr., who has been
in Nashville since the opening of the exposition,
as an employe, returned home
on last Saturday.
Miss Jennie Hart took charge of the
fifth and sixth grades at the graded school
last Saturday morning, vice Miss Grace
McElwee resigned.
Mrs. R. D. Alexander left last Saturday
for a visit to her parents in Gastonia. She
was accompanied by Mr. Alexander who
returned on Monday.
Mrs. Emma Curry, of Wildwood, Fife.,
who has been visiting friends in this vicinity
during the past summer, left for
her home on Monday night last.
Rock Hill Herald, Saturday : Mrs. R.
H. Glenn, relict of the late Sheriff Glenn,
was painfully hurt, Monday, by falling
off of a scaffold at the home of her brother,
Mr. J. W. Simril, in Ebenezer.
Messrs. J. M. Cherry, R. Lee Kerr, J.
H. Miller, \V. L. Koddey, K. T. h'eweii,
\V. J. Cherry, A. H. White and several
other citizens of Rock Hill, came over on
Monday in connection with the Planters'
Register cases now engaging the attention
of the court.
The News and Courier wants the people
of Cheraw to invite Mr. T. B. McClain, of
Yorkville, to deliver an address on farming
at the fair this week. If Mr. McClain
could he induced to accept such an
invitation, he could and would tell the
Cheraw people something worth knowing.
But Mr. McClain is one of those
fellows who does not believe in talk. He
would talk if he thought he could convince
anybody; but having very little
faith in this direction, be confines himself
to work.
The Rock Hill correspondent of the
Columbia State, gives an account of a
unique entertainment at the residence
of Professor A. R. Banks last Friday
night, and called a Greek party. "After
refreshments," says the correspondent,
"each guest was given a nut to crack.
The nuts, when opened, were found each
to contain a slip of paper on which was
a conundrum. Miss Frances Parish, of
Winthrop, and Professor Kinard tied in
the solution of these riddles; the prize, a
box of figs and a laurel wreath, being
finally awarded to Miss Parish. To Mr.
M. W. Duulap was awarded the booby
prize, a pair of spectacles, in the hope that
he may be able next time to 'see the
point.' "
Edgefield Chronicle: The new rector
of Trinity church, the Rev. R. W. Anderson,
was received in Edgefield on Sunday
afternoon last, with a manifestation
of brotherly love by members of all our
churches, which did high credit to Christian
brotherhood and the love of God.
Indeed, Baptists, Methodistsand Presbyterians,
no less than his own people, came
forth in a spirit beautiful to behold, to
welcome the new preacher. The Rev.
Mr. Anderson is a gentleman of very
pleasing address, and a fine reader. His
first sermon was decidedly and emphatically
a fine one. The congregations of
Trinity church, Grace church aud the
Church of Our Savior, deem themselves
fortunate in securing the services of so
able aud earnest a man..
Forest Fire.
Some six or seven hundred acros of
land were burned over by a forest fire in
Bethesda township last week.
The Yorkvllle Ilicycle Track.
Mr. J. M. Stewart, of Newport, is expected
to commence work on the York ville
bicycle track during the present
Will Observe Thanksgiving.
The Yorkville Graded schools will
observe Thanksgiving by vacating this
(Wednesday) afternoon and resuming
work on Monday morning.
New Pofttmastem.
Mr. C. P. Sandifer has been appointed
postmaster at Guthriesville, vice E. B.
Mendenhall, resigned, and Miss Ella
Nelson has been appointed postmaster at
Gould, vice W. N. Nelson, deceased.
Died of Paralysis.
Mr. I). Theodore Byersdied at his home
near Sharon last Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock of paralysis, aged 7t> years. Mr.
Dyers was a well-known citizen and was
highly esteemed by a wide circle of
friends. The funeral took place at Beer
sheba on Monday, the services being con- 1
ducted by Rev. \V. <?. Neville, of Yorkville,
and Rev. J. P. Knox, of Hickory s
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Slightly Mixed.
The court of ge> ,?al sessions is still
being held at Yorkville, and will not adjourn
before Thanksgiving Day.?Rock <
Hill Herald, Saturday. For fear that ]
some of The Herald's readers may be <
misled, we will state that the court of
general sessions has stood adjourned since
ibout the tfth instant. The court of common
pleas, howevei, is still in session,
ind will probably not adjourn before
next Saturday,
fire at Fort Mill.
Fort Mill Times: On Wednesday morning
at 't.30 o'clock fire was discovered in
the picker room of the Fort Mill Manufacturing
company, and when discovered
was making good headway to a large pile
uf loose cotton in one corner of the room.
By the use of water buckets the fire was
kept down until the wfcter could be turned
on from the fire pump, which wasonly
a short time in extinguishing the blaze.
No damage was done except to the machinery,
which was slightly damaged by
the water which was thrown on it.
Suspected Firebugs.
Rock Hill Herald, Saturday: Joe Williams
and Richard Gill, two colored renters
on Mr. John L. Starr's place, were ar
rested Wednesday on suspicion 01 naving
attempted to burn Mr. Starr's ginhouse
Monday nigbt. Aside from other things
which caused suspicion to rest upon the
parties, tracks were discovered in out-ofthe-way
places, which corresponded with
those of the suspects. The toe of one of
Williams's shops was worn off and fitted
some of the tracks, while Gill had a new
pair of shoes, and the other tracks were
undoubtedly his. Williams was committed
to jail. Gill, wbeu arrested, had a
pair of brass knucks on his person, and
is now on the chaingang for 30 days for
carrying concealed weapons. We hear
that Joe Williams has since made a confession,
in which bo stated that Richard
Gill tired the barn, while he himself was
guilty as accessory.
Sowing Wheat?Interested In the Cotton
Growers' Association?Personal Notes.
Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer.
Etta Jane, November 20. ? Mr.
"Rush" Dover, of the firm of F. H.
Dover & Sons, of Grover, tobacco manufacturers,
was in this section on business
one day this week. This is one of Cherokee
county's industries and is doing a
thriving business.
Farmers are sowing wheat. Cotton is
about all open and picked out. The crop
will average, in this secliou, about 60 per
cent, of a full yield,
Mr. Giles Hill, who lost his leg at Gaff
ney in a runaway scrape about three
weeks ago, has not sufficiently recovered
froui bis injuries to be brought home yet.
The chaingang has done some good
work on the public road between here
aud Gatfney.
Our people are enthused somewhat over
the actiou of the Cotton Growers' association
of South Carolina, and it is the
expressed determination of our people to
plant less of it hereafter. Whether these
resolutions will be carried out in good
f^ith yet, remains to be seen.
Miss Mamie Crosby, the accomplished
daughter of Mr. A. B. Crosby, of Sharon,
began her school here on last Monday under
favorable auspices.
There is no doubt but that new arrangements
must be made for crossing at Howell's
ferry. The sand has rifted up in the
river so that crossing with the flat is at
times very difficult. The owners have
gone to considerable trouble and expense
for the accommodation of the people by
putting up a wire and securing a safe
ferry boat, and unless the winter water
removes the sand, they must necessarily
suffer great loss.
One of our neighbors, Mr. G. A. Byers,
has our thanks for a sample of bis turnip
crop. His turnips weigh from two to ten
Mr. C. W. Whisonant, of Wikinsville,
baa a pig which will weigh 400 pounds at
I see no reason why our farmers can't
make sheep raising?on a small scale?
profitable. If a few were raised on each
farm, and learned to go with the cows,
they will not leave them to do other mischief,
and, besides, the cows will protect
them from dogs. Every fanner ought to
have enough to supply bis family with
woolen clothes without much trouble or
expense. The wool will more than pay
all the expenses and the mutton will be
clear profit.
By some means, some of the guano?or
acids?sold last spring did not weigh out
right. From 8 to 11 pounds loss per sack
stands on the farmers' side of the transaction.
This will rebound and hurt the
companies next year if not satisfactorily
adjusted. Farmers can, and have, stood
a good deal; but there is a point beyond
which they will not go without "bucking."
Our sweet potato crop is the largest for
many years.
Koun fKol r moot, fnr nflxf.
year, and corn to fatten it.
Thanksgiving Day will be observed by
our churcbgoing people next Thursday.
The question is frequently asked: who
is governor of South Carolina, W. H.
Ellerbe or C. H. Simontoo?
Miss Rachel Strain, died at her home,
at Blackstocks, on the 15tb instant.
Meeting of the Gospel Temperance Union?
Death of Mrs. Perclval?Corn and Cotton
Thieves?Other Notes of Interest.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
Warren, November 22.?We are nearly
done gathering our crops, and are busy
hauling wood and making other preparations
for the cold wintry weather which
no doubt will soon be here.
As has already been stated in this paper,
our Gospel Temperance Union met last
Saturday night at Antioch church. The
attendance was very good. The church
was tastefully decorated for the occasion,
and to say the least of it, the meeting
was a grand success. The following is a
programme of the meeting in a condensed
form :
1. Roll called and minutes of last meet
ing read.
2. An address of welcome by Master
tirover Newsom.
3. Recitation. "Tbe Band of Hope
Standard," by Mr. Charlie McFadden.
4. Recitation. "She Sails by the Stars,"
by M iss Ida Steele.
5. Recitation. "A Warning Against
Wine," by Mr. Bradley Newsom,
0. Recitation. "A Ward to Our Girls,"
by Miss Janie Scoggius.
7. Recitation. "A Young Crusader,"
by Master Johnnie Davis.
8. Recitation. "The Nation Needs Her
Sons," by Miss Bessie Newsom.
{>. A class exercise, by seven little boys.
10. Recitation. "The Liquor License,"
by Mr. Boyd Roach.
11. Recitation. "Rum and Revenue,"
by Miss Ida Scoggius.
12. Class exercise, by eleven little girls.
13. Collection speech, by Master Perry
Several temperance songs were sung,
and after the recitations the president,
Mr. E. F. Scoggius, made a few remarks,
when the meeting was closed with prayer
by the president.
Mrs. W. S. Percival died at the home
Df her father, Mr. T. J. Strait, at this
place, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, of
zonsuinptiou. Mrs. Percival has been

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