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? A Spanish military oflicer calle( at the residence of Minister Wood ford in Madrid, a few days ago, anc wanted to see him. His actions wen peculiar and the minister refused t< admit him into his presence. Th< officer went away, and was shortly af terward arrested and confined in at asylum. Next day he killed himself - ' ? - ? .L_ Ml It is Denevea mat me ienuw wen crazy in a fit of imaginary patriotisu and it was his intention to kill Minis ter Woodford. ' ? Some months back, it will be re membered that great fears were enter tained as to the probable sufferings o; the miners in the Klondike regions and at a cabinet meeting it was de cided to try and send to them a relie expedition. The secretary of wai sent to Norway for some reindeer The deer arrived last week, a wholt ship load, nearly 600 iu number, auc they were started on the way to the Pacific coast over the railroad ; bui since the war department has come t( the conclusion that probably, after all the Klondikers are getting along firstrate, and that the proposed relief ex pedition is unnecessary. What will now be done with the big herd of reindeer has not yet developed. ? At Tuesday's meeting of the cabi net, Postmaster General Gary report ed the assassination of another post master in Georgia. This is the case al Ada. The victim was J. R. Freeman, a white man. According to the story told by his widow, Freemau, who had not assumed the office, had just succeeded in completing his bond, and or his return to his home in the evening was shot down, his body being riddled by bullets. He was appointed on February 12. He at once set about making the uecessary bond aud succeeded ; but subsequently his sureties, at the instauce of bis enemies, went ofl the bond. Then he made another, The evening of the day of his second success in this line he returned to his home happy, only, however, to meet death on the threshold. The details further than this are lacking. Inspectors have been sent to Georgia to get at the facts in the case. Freeman was well recommended, and there was nc strong opposition to bis appointment. ? A Tampa, Fla., dispatch of March 1, says: "Captain Haulon, of the Plant steamship Mascotte, which arrived here tonight from Havana, had a talk yesterday with Consul General Lee and took breakfast with him. General Lee denied the reports that hs had advised Americans to leave Huvana, and said he had discovered no evidence of anti-American feeling there, and that he anticipated no unfriendly demonstration, whatever the finding of the court of inquiry might be Captain Hanlon says that the body guard of General Lee consists of only three soldiers, and that fewer soldiers are in evidence on the streets of Ha vana than usual, and no excitement among the people there had beer caused by rumors of war published ic the papers of this country. General Lee admitted to Captain Hanlou that both Cubans and Spaniards are intensely interested iu the result of t be investigation by the board of inquiry, but further than that, all reports oi excitement or threatened deraonstra tions are groundless. Tonight twc full companies of Tampa Cubans report their readiness for immediate enlistment w henever needed. ? A few days ago Secretary Long, of the naval department, made a statement to the effect that, in his opinion, nothing had developed tc connect Spain with the Maiue disaster in an official capacity. The secretary was quoted as having said that Spain had been eliminated. He tried to explain that he had said nothing of the kind, and now Secretary of War Alger is trying to still further classify Mr, Long's position. Secretary Alger says: "The statement of Secretary Long that Spain's official participation in the disaster to the Maine has been practically eliminated, was merely an expression of personal opiuiou on his part. It is an injustice to him, as well as to the administration, to give an official significance to his expression when he was particular at the time to emphasize the fact that he was speaking simply as an individual. In the ab sence of official facts?and I cau repeat what has been said heretofore that the public is equally as well informed as the government?no member of the administration can, ol course, make an official declaration touching Spain's responsibility, moral or otherwise. There is not an iota ol information as to the cause or origin of the explosion, upon which the government can at this time, form a con elusion or base a decision. The verdict of the court of inquiry on that point must be patiently awaited." ? Secretary (fane. in renlv to a reso ^ ??o - 7 f V " " lution relative to the coining of stand ard silver dollars from bullion pur chased under the act of July 14, 1890 has sent to the senate this statement "The total amount, cost, and coining value in standard silver dollars of sil ver bullion purchased under the act o July 14, 1890, is as follows : Fint ounces purchased, 108,674,082; cost $155,931,002; coining value, $218,084, 438. From August 13, 1890, to No vember 1, 1892, there were coinet from this bullion 30,087,285 standarc silver dollars, containing 27,911,25J fine ounces, costing $29,110,186, giving a seigniorage of $6,977,09S, from whicl there were paid for expenses of dis tributing silver dollars $77,175 ant $22,730 to reimburse in part the bullior fund for silver sold in sweeps ant wasted by the operative offices of tin respective mints from August 13,1890 to November 1, 1893, and the remain der $6,S77,192 was paid into the treas ury. From November 1,1893, to Feb ruary 1, 1898, there were coined fron this bullion 37,735,572 standard silve dollars, containing 29,186,106 ounce: of fine silver, costing $25,922,916, giv ing seigniorage of $11,812,655, all of J ] which has been deposited in the treas: uryofthe United States. The balance, 1 cost, and coining value in standard ' - silver dollars of silver bullion pur 1 chased under the provisions of the act ; of July 14, 1890, on hand February > 1, 1898, was: Fiue ounces, 111,- r ; 513,746; cost, $100,835,363; coin ing value, $144,179,389, which, when i coiued into silver dollars, will give a . seigniorage of $43,344,025." 1 t ? An important case, the decision on * ?1. : ~l. III -? OT - />? foot i nonop. 1 WHICH Will tllJCCl- lUC ICIUIIACil IUC|/W tion laws in all the cotton growing states, was opened before the United - States supreme court last Thursday. The case is from North Carolina and f was brought to test the validity of the , fertilizer tax. The plaintiffs iu the * - case claim that the tax, which is iui- ( f posed ostensibly for inspection purpo- ) r ses, really constitutes a revenue, and 1 . that its imposition by the state iu the ; case of fertilizers shipped from one t I state to another, is illegal. It is claim- i >! ed that only the Federal government J t has the right to levy such a tax under t > such circumstances. The question t , seems to involve the same features t that were involved in Junge Simon- ? ton's recent inter-state commerce de- j I cision. \ - _ I . (The ^JorltiuUf (fnquiirt. ; YORKVILLE, S. C.: 1 ' ( SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1898. J ? That is a wonderfully saucy letter that | General Weyler is said to have written to ( i his queen; but if the general, at the head t - - - -i n f of the "largest army ui muueiu uu^o, > was unable to conquer poor little Cuba, 1 ' we find it difficult to see how he expects f ' to get any satisfaction out of the United , States. ' ? , , , < ? The Loud bill, proposing radical ^ 1 changes in the laws relative to the rates ' at which newspapers and "sample copies" I might be transported through the mails, I and which has been under discussion for the past ten days or more, was voted on . last Thursday with the result that it was i laid on the table?162 to 119. The bill is not likely to be heard of again. 1 ) I I ' ? The trial of Sheriff Martin and the j [ deputies who slaughtered the striking 1 miners at Hazelton, Pa., drags along slowly at Wilksbarre. The miners claim ' that tbey were fired into without provocation, and the sheriff and deputies claim ( that they did not fire until the strikers i had beaten the sheriff almost to death. 1 i The outlook is that the sheriff and depu- 1 I ties are to be acquitted and the slaughter * : justified. s ? It is claimed by members of the calu- J , net that up to date the administration has i informed the public as to every develop- t ment of the Maine inquiry that has been 1 ' known to the administration. The impression is given out that the court of inquiry is keeping all information strictly , to itself, and will not tell anything until t | it is ready to make its final report. As to r ; whether the court will report as soon as c i it completes its work or wait until the re? port is called for by the president, no ^ oinciai statement nas uueii muuc. I ? "There is," says an Associated Press v ! dispatch, "considerable sentiment in con- 2 gress in favor of passing a bill authoriz[ ing the president to appoint from civil life a brigadier general. This sentiment is based upon the belief and hope that the a president would named Fitzhugh Lee to , i the post. Republicans favor the sugges> tions, believing that it would be a tre- * ' inendous political stroke. This is based ( ' on the admirable conduct of Lee and the . ! admiration that all parties and men here ' have for him." * i ? The call of the Prohibitionists for a ( convention to be held in Columbia on # ' the 14th of April is not without consider- ( able significance. People all over the f state were looking for the general assetni bly, at it recent session, to try to do some- . I thing with regard to the liquor question, i f Nothing was done, and now the Prohi- ( 1 bitionists, recognizing that if they would ' have things done right, they must do it themselves, have called a convention. , Just what will be done at this convention * we have no information ; but it does not t take hard thinking, or much of it, to see 1 . that if the Prohibitionists choose, they j . can make of their demands in the next | , campaign a feature which cannot be ig: nored. With four or five candidates be- i > fore the primary, and each occupying 1 " a vague and indefinite attitude toward the liquor question, other considerations will largely determine the outcome; but , \ with the Prohibitionists of the state pledg- 1 . ed to support none but Prohi bitionists, | then the issue will be made clearcut and ! I sharp. After all, it begins to look as if ) and the voter this summer will havesome' thing else than personal popularity to 1 consider in choosing between the candij dates. 1 Hook "Sot Guilty." 1 A Lexington jury has said that ? Hook, the man who killed Policeman , Goss, in Brookland, near Columbia, - recently, is not guilty. - Cherokee Supervisors. i Governor Ellerbe has appointed E. r R. Sapoch aud R. F. Spencer to be s supervisors of registration in Chero kee county. LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NKW ADVEKTISEMEXTS. Srist Cousins?Havo on hand a small supply of cheap corn meal suitable for stock and chickens. On salesdav they want persons to call and examine their Babooek ami Sayer <V: Seoville buggies, Corliin disk harrows, lever harrows, etc. r. G. Culp, County Supervisor?Directs the various road overseers in the county, to put their respective road sections in good order by the first Monday of April. Louis Roth?Lets you know that today? Saturday?he will have for sale Wynyah roe and buck shad, lie has also added to his stock rod and tire iron, bolts, etc., and is selling Georgia homemade svruD at 40 cents a gallon. AS TO TRESSPASSERS. The general assembly, at its recent seslion, made an important change in the riininal statutes so far as the same re ates to trespass. On this subject the law s now as follows : Section 176. Every entry upon the lands >f another after notice from the owner or enant prohibiting the same, shall be a nisdemeanor, and be punished by fine lot to exceed ?100 or imprisonment with lard labor on the public works of the :ounty not exceeding 30 days. Provided, hat whenever any owner or tenant of my lands shall post a notice in four conipicuous places on the borders of any and prohibiting entry thereon, and shall mblish once a week for four successive veeks, such notice in any newspaper cir nlating in the county where such lands iresilnatc.il proof of the posting and ot inblishing of such notice within twelve nonths prior to the entry, shall be deem;d and taken as notice conclusive against he person making entry as aforesaid, for lunting or fishing. REV. L. A. .lOHXSON. The last issue of The Southern Chrisian Advocate has an editorial announcenent of the death of Rev. Louis A. Johnion, concluding with a beautiful apostroihe, as follows: "Soldier of Christ, well done." Thou iiast fought the good light, thou last kept the faith, thou hast finished thy ourse. Thy strong arm never failed, thy irave soul never feared?because thou :ouldst sing: "My strength Is as the strength of ten. Because my heart Is pure." There is not a stain on thy shield. It is lented by many 11 blow, by many a hrust?but it was never soiled nor lowerHi before any foe. There is not a blemsh in thy record. Thou didst fear and ove God?to man there was no fear, but >nly love. Lay down thine arms and ar?or. The battle has been fought. The rictory has been won. The crown is vaiting for thee. Go?though it wounds >ur hearts to lose thee?yet, go?that thy Lord may say, "Well done," and may five thee thy crown of righteousness. "Servant of Go J. well done Rest lroin thy loved employ? The battle's fought, the victory won, Enter thy Master's joy." ABOUT PEOPLE. Rev. T. M. Lowry, of Shelby, has been risking in Yorkville. Dr. T. R. Carothers and family have ocated in Yorkville. Mrs. John Lyon, of Washington, D. C., sin Yorkville, the guest of Mr. W. A. Moore's family. Captain J. W. Marshall, of Rock Hill, a as been draw n as a grand juror to serve it the next term of the United States cir;uit court which convenes in Charleston >n Monday April 4. Mr. R. R. McCorkle, of Yorkville, has ieen drawn as a petit juror to serve at the lext term of the United States circuit :ourt, which convones in Charleston on he first Monday in April. Mr. W. A. Watson, of Fort Mill, was lot hurt by falling against the tines of a )itchfork, us at first slated ; but against a iroken handle of the tool. Our last inbrmation from him was to the effect that le was not getting along encouragingly. Thos. F. McDow, Esq., of Yorkville, las been appointed a member of the itafT of General Heriot Clarkson, cornnander of the "forces" in Charlotte, on he occasion of the celebration of the anliversary of the Mecklenburg declaration >f independence, May 20. Miss Ella Cody, who has been spending lometime at Albemarle, N. C., as the tuest of Mrs. R. A. Crowell, returned lome a few days ago accompanied by litle Estelle Crowell, who will remain a vhile with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Lowrance. NEXT MONDAY. Next Monday is salesday for March, uid as is usual on this day, the probibility is that there will he a bit; crowd >1" people in town. So far as we are aware there are no luction sales to take place on next Monh?y ; but then there are other matters. Pursuant to adjournment at the meetiit; on the first Monday in January, the k'ork County Cotton Growers' association ivill hold another meeting for the purpose if .hearing reports from the township organizations, learning what has been done, md determining upon proper action unler the circumstances. It will be a great day for the horsciealers and traders. Already many farinjrs have procured such horses and mules is they expect to need this spring; but nnny others have been putting the matter iff, and will be possible customers next Monday. Then there is another thing. This is a ampaign year. In campaign years, it is isual for candidates to hegin circulating ibout by the first Monday in March, and he probability is that there will be a few n Yorkville next Monday. A meeting of Camp Micah Jenkins ins been called to bo held in the courthouse on Monday at 12 o'clock. Taken altogether, the outlook is that :iext salesday will he a busy one in the town. THE USUKY LAW. There were some very important unendments to the usury law at the last session of the general assembly, flic matter is not only of general in:erest but of especial local interest. Here is the full text of the law as it now reads: Section 1. That no greater interest than F per cent, per annum shall be charged, taken, agreed upon, or allowed, upon any jontract arising in this state for the hiring, lending or use of money, or other SMlllJluuil.v, <JH ill'I uy nn,v m >u.uj;iu interest, discount or otherwise, except upon written contract, wherein by express agreement, a rate ol interest not exceeding 8 per cent., may be charged. Sec. 2. Any person or corporation who shall receive "or contract to receive, as interest, any greater amount than is provided for in the preceding section, shall forfeit all interest and the cost of the action and such portion of the original debt as shall be duo shall be recovered without interest or costs, and where any amount so charged or contracted for has been actually received by such person or corpo ration, he or she or they shall forfeit double the amount received in respect of interest, to he collected by a separate action brought to recover the principal sum. Sec. 3. That the borrower, and bis heirs, devisees, legatees or personal representative, or any creditor, or any person having a legal or equitable interest in the estates or assets of such borrower, may plead the benefit of the provisions of this act. as plaintiff or defendant, and the same shall be effectual at any suit at law, or, in equity, and any person offending against the same shall be compelled to answer, on oath, any complaint that may be exhibited against him lor the discovery of any sum of money or things in action, so charged, agreed upon, reserved or taken in violation of the foregoing provisions, or either of them. See. 4. That all acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed ; provided, that this act shall not apply to contracts made before it goes into elfect. Approved the 10th day of February A. I)., 1808. THE PROHIBITION MOVEMENT. Noting that the name of Rev. W. G. Neville, of Yorkvillc, is signed to the call for a state convention of Prohibitionists, to meet in Columbia on April 14, the reporter called at Mr. Neville's residence on Thursday for the purpose of getting some additional information. Mr. Neville was hard at work In his study when the reporter was announced ; but courteously submitted to a brief interruption, during which the reporter asked him a number of questions, the answer.to which may throw some additional light on the situation. / "I have been in correspondence \\wli Chairman Childs for several weeks," Mr. Neville said, "and while I fully sympathize with all the objects of the proposed movement, I have not exactly given mj consent to serve as a member of the state executive committee. Besides, a natural aversion to participation in a movement which smacks so strongly of poli tics, i do not think that it is exactly the right thing for a minister anyway. But still, the movement is in the right direction, and I hope it will be pushed with vigor. What I may try to do in the matter will depend very largely upon circumstances; but from my present view of the situation I am inclined to do what I can to help organize the Prohibition people in this county." Mr. Neville explained that from the outset he took the position that if the movement was to be in the nature of a separate party organization, outside ol the regular Democratic party, he could have nothing whatever to do with it. He thinks that any movement which mighl lead to a political division of the white people of the state would be something tc be deplored, and it is his understanding that while it is the purpose of the Prohibitionists to nominate a ticket, that ticket will be subject entirely to the action ol the regular Democratic primary. Upon being asked as to whether or no! he would issue a call for a convention ol Prohibitionists of York county, Mr. Neville gave the reporter to understand that he had not yet definitely decided. In the shape of mattors up to the present, he is not disposed to consider that be has reallj committed himself to take any official action of any kind. LOCAL LACONICS. Trice of Cotton. Price price of cotton ranges up as higl: as 6 cents. On the Subject of Murder. Rev. W. Ci. Neville, of the Presbyterian church, will deliver a sermon tomorrow on the subject of murder. Rock Hill's Waterworks. The secretary of state has issued a commission to the Rock Hill Power company The corporators are David Hutchison, A R. Smith and others, and the capita stock is $50,000. Rigger Quartern. Messrs. W. B. Moore it Co., have moved their "Everything" department to the room next door to that which they have been occupying all along. The olci room is devoted to the display of furniture and other lines requiring large floor space, l lie toepnone oince remains nuore u, um teen all the while. The entire establishment now occupies more floor space, probably, than any other in the town. Heultli Rules and Regulations. At a regular meeting of the town council, held last Friday night, the healtb rules and regulations were ratified as recently adopted by the board of health, without amendment, and ordered published. The copy was duly turned ovei to the council printer by the clerk; but as yet the rules and regulations have not been published, and the matter continues in statu quo. Fine Samples. On his regular trip to Yorkville this week, Supervisor Culp brought some samples of the products of the Fort Mill Manufacturing company. The sample: are mostly in what is called "outing," of various pretty paterns, and the work is of a superior quality, equal, good judges say, to the best that is made by the eastern mills. Upon looking at the samples, a veteran was moved to remark, "And what would have been the result, had we been equipped with mills like that during the war?" Bringing the .Mail. During the last two days, much to the satisfaction of the business men of Yorkville, the northbound mail train over the Carolina and North-Western road hat brought the Columbia morning papers, and letter mail from the south. Just exactly what it means The Enquirer hat not definitely learned ; but the best information obtainable is to the effect that while the C. A N.-W. authorities do not propose to advertise a change of schedule, they have instructed thai hereafter the northbound mail train wait at Chester for the arrival of the Southern. This is not authentic ; but if it shall prove to be a permanent arrangement, the people of Yorkville and other York county stations, will be thankful for at least that much. Music at McAdenville. Gastonia Gazette : The McAdenvillc band enjoyed a good time at their concerl Monday night. A good-sized audience applauded every number rendered, and our Lowell correspondent, who had the good fortune to bo present, praises the performance highly. Professor Herndoii surpassed himself in his cornet solos, ilis exquisito finish and wonderful execution won him the enthusiastic applause of genuine admiration. The original overture "Fairy Prince," a composition ol Director J. M. Wilson, was received with hospitable enthusiasm. The overture received distinguished complimeuts from Professor Ilerndon, and will be published shortly. The band was glad to have with it Mr. L. B. lteid, an old member, now from Gaflhey. Weather permitting, the band will give another concert next Mon day night. On this occasion Mr. Wilson's ir arrangement of Sousa's "Lady of the p White Ilonse" will he rendered by the hi band, and Mr. R. C. Freeman, the noted ir singer and eornetist, of Steel Creek, will fc be with the hand and render some of his ir choicest numbers. M Municipal Registration. h Under the law, 90 days previous to any ai general municipal election, tho intendaut is required to appoint a municipal supervisor of registration, whose duty it is to register all duly qualified municipal vot- 81 ers. No citizen can vote in a municipal election unless he has been previously C registered. New registration certificates are required for each succeeding munici- pal election. The reporter learned 011 s< , Tl>nr?(l;?v that in .Tminarv last, the inten- is dant appointed Mr. A. P. McConnell as tl supervisor of registration ; but so Car as b The Enquirer is aware, the fact has ei not been made public. We are not aware ei either on what day the appointment was ei made. Assuming, however, that it was w on the first day of January, there are now left at least 25 days in which citizens may c< register in order to qualify themselves to tl , vote in the next municipal election. The \ . showing of state registration certificates h and municipal tax receipts constitute a I , pre-requisite to registration. Whether E the supervisor goes to the voter or the tl voter to the supervisor, the law does not e saybut those who desire to vote in the n t now municipal election will do well to d ^jjply to Mr. McConnoll for 11 cortiticate. e< i/ 1) \ HOMEMADE CliOCKS. tl The Enquirer is in receipt of a copy tl . of the Florence Daily Times with a penI cil mark drawn around the following : d PROFESSOR. PIERCE'S CLOCK. a ! it is an antiquated affair and was p made in south carolina. In the days gone by clocks were maim- 81 . factored in South Carolina. Professor L. s< , V. Pierce, who lives on Irby street, has If ' one of domestic make, which in general 1 appearance and make is quite a curiosity, j The box is rosewood, the weights are cast i iron, and it has the ordinary spring gong. a . All the cogs are wooden, and the gudgeons are of steel. It winds with.a crank, fi The inscription pasted in the back of jt 1 the clock reads as follows: "Patent b i clocks made and sold at Waterberry, i York District, South Carolina, by T. E. a Suggs A Co. Warranted if well used, lj Printed by J. E. Grist, Yorkville, S. C." S The date is not given ; but the clock is w ! undoubtedly very old and forms a link i between the present progressive age and f the days of primitive manufacturing. S( I Perhaps The Yorkville Enquirer can o tell something of the clocks of Suggs 1 A Co. ft Some 10 or ZO years rrom now, mat, oiu ! clock and others like it, will, no doubt, g| ' prove to the historian of the future that w , clocks were once manufactured in York 2( county ; but the fact can't be proven yet? f that is, not until some of the older men n of the present generation pass away. P This clock in question may be perfectly . reliable as a timepiece; but its claim that it was "manufactured" at Waterberry, H i York district, is a put up job, and thereJ upon hangs a little tale. I Away back in the latter thirties, South Carolina believed a great deal more in c protection than she does now. She did ^ not like much the idea of sending away so much of her money to the northeast d i for clocks and other useful articles, and tl in order to foster the manufacture of such d things at home, she passed certain laws fi . that bespoke her as a protectionist. One q . of these laws provided that in the case of y any homemade clock, citizens could ped- c die as much as they pleased and not be \ . required to pay license; bu.t no clock j( manufactured in another state could be ^ sold here except upon the payment of a c [ license that was practically prohibitive. ^ There were ways of evading laws in those days just as there are now, and ^ I George and Tom Suggs, established at ( "Waterberry,"?now better known as H , Armstrong's old millsite, five miles e ( northeast of Yorkville?a factory for the v I "manufacture" of clocks. But they did a not really manufacture anything. They , were actually only agents of manufac. turers in Waterbury, Conn. The Connec- n . ticut people shipped the clocks here b "knocked down," Suggs <& Co. put them o together with the assistance of Mr. Hen- c . ry A. Hill, who came down from Water- a , bury for the purpose, then pasted in the p labels printed on paper that was brought a from North Carolina, and that is about all ' there was of it, except the clocks were ^ . peddled over the state at good prices, and Q . the peddlers did not have to pay any g license. The date of the establishment of the c Waterberry factory, as near as can bear- . rived at just now, was not earlier than , 1835 nor later than 1840. P : 1 BLACKSBUUG BUDGET. / a ' fi Change of Management at the Inn?Social Matter**?Kev. L. A. JolinHon. ?' I Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Ri.ACKsnuKu, March 1.?The unusual1 ly cool weather of the past few weeks has ^ kept the grapevines and fruit trees from * "budding," and we have reason to hope 1 that 1898 will lie an abundant fruit year. a Our popular hostelry?Cherokee Inn? w changes proprietors today. Major John s F. Jones, the builder and for a number of tl years the genial and successful manager d i of the Inn, retires from the place he has c ) so well filled, and Mr. R. \V. Taylor, of e Athens, Ga., an experienced hotel man, r* takes his place. Captain Secrest, who has ti i filled so well the position of head clerk, S| and sometimes sole manager of the Inn, f, > and is so well known by the traveling t| i public for his affable manners and ' thoughtful attentions, will take a most e needed rest, and for a while enjoy the ^ i comfort and luxury of a guest at his fa- . vorite hotel. Dr. and Mrs. W. D. King, Mr. and Mrs. 1 W. J. Mustin, and Miss Chambers, of w Pittsburg, are hero enjoying our delight- s[ " 1 f I ful climate and are tlie guests 01 i>tr. anu Mrs. A. Tripp. Mrs. George W. Muring ei ! gave a tea at her Lome in honor of the 11 ; visitors yesterday afternoon which was a; ! attended by quite a number of the ladies w I in town and was an elegant and most en- g s joyable airair. fi > Captain I). J. Anthony, manager of the n i phosphate works at this place, returned yesterday from a business trip to Phila- jt ' delphia and Baltimore. gl i Our entire community mourns the a death, of the Rev. L. A. Johnson. He ? r was the founder of the Methodist church r,( i at this place, and served in the capacity jl of pastor, at different times, for about 12 . years. No one who has ever lived in our town was more revered and loved by our people than he by all denominations. His quiet, genial humor, bis ever ready p II fund of information, his gentle, kindly ^ I manner, his humble yet dignified bear ig, and his great loving heart which rompted him in all his work, made im a welcome guest in every household i our town and vicinity. He was ready ir every good work, and was always goig about doing good, and when the taster he served so well called him ome, no one was ever more ready to go id be forever at rest. w. a. CHAT FROM CHEROKEE. gin* For the Went her?Success of Mr. Boll?Farm Work?Other .Matter*. orrespondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. Etta Jane, March 1.?"Fog in March -frost in May," is an old saying in which nne people put much confidence. There i about as much sense in eating everyling you see as believing everything you ear. So far we have had an unprecedntedly mild winter, and the wheat and arly sown oats are making a good show, specially where the ground has been ell nrenared. Tho people of Yorkville und York Dunty will, no doubt, be glad to know mt J. B. Bell, Esq., fornjerly of the "orkville bar, is taking a good stand in is profession in this county. He has Ion. Win. Munro and James Munro, !sq., of Union, associated with him in tie practice of Jaw. TheMunroshavean nviable reputation, both in their crimih! and civil practice of law. It is an evience that our new county has an able bar, Diisidei-ing the short time in which it ad for organization. Of course we count le lawyers of Blacksburg as members of be GalTney bar. Last Wednesday was "Ash Wednesay," and if the old Dutch sign is worth nything, we may look for a fall off in the rice of llour. There are some farmers still at work iwing oats. Of this crop more has been awn this year than in any one year since 381. Mrs. J. L. Strain and daughter, Miss essie, are visiting Mrs. Carrie Inman nd daughter, Miss Lottie. Mr. Joe Estes who cut his foot about ve weeks ago is suffering greatly from i yet. His foot has healed over, but his ody is racked with unendurable pain, nd he is forced to take spirits constant7 to allay his suffering. Dr. M. W. mith, of Gaffney, who for a long time as assistant surgeon under Dr. J. R. irattou in the army, has been called to ae him. The patient is about 25 years Id. Many of the wells in this section are tiling, and some ownersare digging them eeper. The Fowler Brothers have con? Lrueted a telegraph by which they have rater brought to the house, a distance of X) yards. Rev. W. R. Owing will preach at Salem ext Sabbath, 6th instant. . Sioma. WEYLER IS MAD. lutcher Wants the Queen to Make MeVI..1ow A nAU>vi*o A?au*?j n|?v.ua..v. Jn his message at the opeuing of ongress, it will be remembered that 'resident McKinley referred to Weysr as a brutal commander, and also eprecated the uncivilized warfare bat was being waged by Spauish soliers. The, reference made Weyler jrious, and he wrote a letter to the ueen. The publication of the letter -as suppressed in Spain for fear of omplications that might arise; but ^eyler's friends circulated copies of ;, and finally it was published in a lexican paper, from which it was opied by the New York Sun, which rauslates it as follows : "Madame?I come today before the ighest representative of the country nd the army, begging with the greatst respect from your majesty a boon /hich I deem necessary to the Spanish rms and my own honor as a soldier. "From his high position, the execuive of a foreign power, at the solemn loment of the opening of its congress, as uttered insults against the army f Spain of so gross a nature that I an hardly believe they will be perlitted to pass without the energetic rotest of the government of your lajesty. "The heroic soldiers who are sheding their generous blood in the fields f Cuba to defeud the sovereignty of pain, have been insulted in a coarse nd cowardly manner before the whole ivilized world and treated as though bey were on the same level with reeflious hordes of bandits who do not eserve an honorable mention. "The military measures, raadame, dopted in the Cuban war with the jll knowledge and consent of one of our majesty's governments, a govrninent of Spain, are criticised as inlmous and unworthy of a civilized eople. The orders of the Spanish genral who commanded the army are nally qualified, madame, as brutal nd calculated to fill the civilized rorld with horror. "If such iosults were given only to be soldier who has the honor to ad ress your majesty, he would not omplain of the weakness of the govrnment in permitting them to go ungbuked. He would, in fact, be exremely gratified to have called forth jch an opinion concerning himself 'om a people who he considers to be je open enemies of Spain. But when lese insults ure also directed at the ntire Spanish army, when the opprorious words are directed against the onor of the invincible, noble, courteous soldiers of Spain, the general ho has fought side by side with those jldiers, the general who has shared le hardships of their lives, the genral who has honored himself by comlaudiug the most heroic aud largest rrny of modern times, cannot tolerate itbout protest the injustice of such rave words. All my orders in the eld, madame, were inspired by the oble cry of Viva Espana ! "No, I cannot leave my companions i arms alone. The man who has in K!o nrAt?r1a at. ciioh 4UCU UO UttO 0|;uivcu uio Tf viuu uv uuwdistance that I cannot personally unish him. I come, therefore, to our majesty demanding reparation ir our military honor trampled upon y the foreigner. Until the president f the United States makes a complete pology to Spain I think that the pauish soldiers cannot wear their unorms with honor. "Public has been the insult. Public,