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? The story that Captaiu Dreyfus is [ dead, proves untrue. A Paris dispatch ' of the 15th says: The court of cas sation has informed the minister of the colonies, M. Guillain, that it has decided that Captain Dreyfus shall be informed by telegraph that revisiou proceedings have commenced in his case and that he may prepare his defense. ? By no means the least remarkable thing about General Kitchener's Soudan campaign was its low cost. According to his own account the whole expense of the movement during us two and a half years of continuance was ?2,500,000, say $12,500,000, and this includes not only the transporta- , tion and maintenance of the troops, 1 but the building of 700 miles of wellequipped railway and 2,000 miles of telegraph. It would have been an ex- I tremely low price for the railway i alone, even conceding that it was built, | as much of it was, by merely laying the rails and ties on the level sand, . with little or no grading. The economic feature of the sirdar's campaign is 1 of interest to both civil and military ] engineers. I ? Now you see it, and now you don't. < That is the way with the Maria | Teresa. At first it was thought that there was some hope of saving the vessel from the shore of Cat island. Commander McCalla, accompanied by 1 Naval Constructor Hobson, and oth- I er officials, however, have made' an I examination of the wreck and they I find that the condition of the vessel is < hopeless. In his report to the navy j department, Commander McCalla says the vessel is the same as if it were situ/%n tho ninnaolfi of a TOCk. Al- * ftlcu vu vuv f ? -ready the plates have been telescoped, s and the telescoping process is being i agravated by the action of the waves. , On account of the exposed position of the wreck nothing can be saved from it except the guns and a few other heavy articles of more or less value. ( ? Secretary Alger, after a conference Tuesday with Adjutant General Corbin ' and Major Shaler, of the ordnance bureau, decided that the United States i armories have progressed with the i manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen rifles j to a point where he could undertake j to arm the entire army with this weap- . on. At the outbreak of the war only the regular soldiers had the small-bore ' rifle and the volunteers were necessa- ' rily armed with the Springfield, except I in a few cases, such as that of the i Rough Riders. The armories have been running steadily ever since, turning out the small-bore rifle at the rate of 9,000 per mouth, until the stock on . hand warrants the undertaking which the secretary has ordered as fast as the 1 guns can be packed and sent forward, i The Springflelds in the bands of the i soldiers will be retired and turned into | the arsenals. I? New York dispatch, 11th : Alexan- j der Skelly, sergeant of Troop A, of the | Third United States cavalry, who was promoted for bravery at El Caney, ' returned to Camp Wikotf, Montauk 1 Point, with his regiment. One day i he became intoxicated, and, taking the < cavalry horse, rode the length of Long Island and put the horse in a livery - * * Arte? TT _ stable in tbis city, Dorrowing *>zo. xie , then went up to the Fifth Avenue bank . and obtained several blank checks. Three of these checks he filled out, ' drawing them for $50 each, and forged the name of Captaiu Mackay, the com- . mander of his troop. When arraigned , in court yesterday, he pleaded guilty. , "I'm ready to take my medicine now," he said, "for I don't want my comrades in the army to know of my disgrace. I have always borne a good reputation 1 since I entered the army of the United I States. I give you my word, judge, that is the first time I ever stam- j peded." He was sentenced for two , years. ? General Breckenridge was before ( the war investigating commission in Washington on Monday and Tuesday. In his testimony he was not inclined to be very complimentary to General Shafter. He said that the "victory ' was won when General Toral's nerve ] gave out." He believed that the war | was the Lord's war and that this won- } derful success was due to His super- . vision. The time for the battle was, ' however, short enough. Yet it must be remembered that the distance be- ' tween the battlefield and Siboney was ' less than half a day's march, but while ] he considered the result as marvelously | commendable, he did not feel that General Shafter was above criticism in ' tne conduct 01 tne campaign, xie could not believe the result was a mir- I acle, but be ascribed the outcome to 1 the fact that the army was one which , was capable of meeting all calls. "No j matter how it was tangled up," he said, "it went to victory." He had at one time quoted Lord Beresford when he said to his army upon a certain 1 occasion : "I have led you into a devil ' of a fix and it is now your duty to fight < like hell to get out of it." ? The Ninth regiment of Negro Im- < munes disgraced itself down at San j Luis, Cuba, last Monday. The Ninth , regiment of immunes is under Negro ^ officers, and all along discipline has been bad. The officers drink and gamble with the soldiers. One day ' last week several members of the regi- I ment undertook to steal a hog from a t Cuban. The Cuban resisted and the , Negroes killed him. General Wood sent Sergeant Ferrer, chief of the provincial mounted police to look into the ' matter. The officers of the regimeut ( denied all knowledge of the affair and i Sergeant Ferrer went to the plantation on which the killing occurred to make further investigation. While there, he was attacked by large number of Ne- ' gro soldiers who had stolen Spriug- J field rifles from their quarters for the ' purpose. The Negroes opened fire i upou Ferrer and his men, killing the , sergeant ud.1 several policemen. Gen- ( eral Wood went to the scene of the trouble on Tuesday and made a per- 1 sonal investigation. The officers of 1 the immune regiment claimed that < their men had nothing to do with the trouble; but the evidence to the contrary was iudisputable, and the gener- ( al promptly ottered $1,000 reward for ^ the names of the guilty parties. Gen- ( eral Wood told a correspondent of-the New York Herald that the Negro reg- 1 iments had beeu a constant source of i trouble. He had never regarded them as a part of the military strength of the army in the province of Santiago on account of their bad discipline and irresponsible character. $hc |(orlmUc dnquiw. YORKVIIiLE, S. C.: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1898. ? A number of papers call attention to the fact that Mr. Etheridge bad no right to interfere with Tolbert's doll house election. That is correct; but it is probable that in bis ignorance, Etheridge thought that the election might develop significance. It is not pleasant; but it must be confessed still that ignorance, among white and colared, is the cause of a great deal of trouble in this country. ? Governor Ellerbe would do well to make as thorough investigation as possible of the Phcenix affair. We have no idea that he can get at the bottom of it; but still it will be very (veil for him to make an honest effort in this direction. Under no circumstances should the law wink at such accurrences, and under no circumstances can the state of South Carolina ifford to share her sovereignty with Judge Lynch. ? There is a swarm of candidates ifter the job of Colonel W. A. Neal, superintendent of the penitentiary. From all reports so far, it seems that the colonel has been managing the penitentiary with more ability that it has ever been managed before, and if this be true it will be well if he is continued in his present position. The fact that he knows more about politics than some other folks and is able to beat his opponents so frequently in this interesting game, ought not to mitigate against him. ? General Leonard Wood, military governor of the province of Santiago, bas temporarily suspended foreclosure proceedings within his jurisdiction. On account of the disorganized state of industrial affairs for some months back, money is scare and difficult to jet, and foreclosure now means that a few money sharks will be able to gobble up at half-price much valuable property that would be forced to sale. General Wood seems to be making a most capital governor of the conquered province. ? Reports from Washington indicate that, after all, the Federal government intends to try to take a hand in the Greenwood affair. It will probably base its interference upon the fact than James W. Tolbert, one of the men who jtinnorl onnntrv is USSlSt.Rnt r>OSt J ) ? r ? master at McCormick. Id this case, / however, Tolbert is Dot employed by the goveromeot, but by bis wife, and the Federal government has DotbiDg to do with the matter. Uoited States Attorney Lathrop, however, has beeo instructed to proceed to Phceoix to investigate the situatioD, and see what excuse he can find for Federal interference. ? The Pastors' Association of Brooklyn, composed of preachers of the various Negro churches on LoDg Island, held a meeting on Wednesday, to discuss recent occurrences at Wilmington and PbceDix. Rev. A. J. Henry, one of the preachers, laid the whole blame on the recent speeches of Senator Tillman, and said that Senator Tillman, Mayor Waddell and Chief of Police Parmalee, of Wilmington, should ae lynched. We are not much surprised at this kind of talk on the part af the Negroes; but would suggest that it is about time for them to let up with their meetings. When they propose to meet lynching with lynching, they are beyond the pale of the law. ? Although the suggestion nas oeeD made time and again, there seems to be nobody who is willing to take hold of the idea of a York county fair. York is a large and rich county. It is one of the most progressive counties in the state, and if proper effort were made, we are sure that a fair association could be organized that would be both a credit and a benefit to this whole section. All that is necessary to ensure success is that the right folks take hold in the right way, and we beg to refer the subject to gentlemen like Messrs. A. H. White, of Rock Hill; J. W. Ardrey, of Fort Mill; G. L. Rid31e, of Zeno ; W. B. Smith, of Clover ; D. G. Stanton or S. A. Glenn, of Bethel; W. S. Wilkerson, of Hickory Grove ; W. H. Hicklin, of Gutbriesville; Dr. J. H. Saye, of Sharon ; D. M. Hall, of Filbert; W. B. Moore, of Yorkville; rT ^ f ->?nk n r?/I /"v f KorCl \1T Vl f\ n. jiassey, ui xiu.au, ?uv? nUV ire accustomed to take the lead in matters of this kind. We feel pretty confident that if a few of the gentlemen named will take the lead in this matter they will find plenty of cooperation. ? Commenting on the Phoeuix murlers The South Carolina Baptist, published at Greenwood, has the following: "The third is: The, time has come for all good people to unite in a tremendous effort to put down mob law. It mutters not what the offense may be, the offense of taking human life by a mob is murder pure and simple, and that whether the party be innocent or guilty. As sure as we live, we are sowing to the wind and we are going to reap a whirlwind. Human life is entirely too cheap. The sheriffs of every county should he made to feel that there are some obligations resting upon them to control the lawless. We are sorry that more is not heard at such times. Where are they ? What are they doing? Has South Carolina a govereruor? What is to be done? Must reigns of terror exist with no one to raise a hand? Unless we do something the wrath of Him who says: 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, sayeth the Lord,' will come up as a nation." ? The papers have been publishing during the past few days sensational reports from Paris and Washington with reference to the proceedings of the peace commissioners. The story was that the commissioners had fallen into a deadlock over the question of a big money indemnity for the Philippines, to be paid by the United States. The Spaniards claimed that the Philippine matter was not settled in the peace protocol, and that Spain was not bound to give up her sovereignty to the islands. The American commissioners would not listen to the money indemnity proposition, and it was reported that the Spaniards bad refused to discuss the matter further. There was talk of renewed war preparations on both sides and to all appearances there was danger of another outbreak. But now the situation appears to have calmed down somewhat, and the outlook continues as most people have bad reason to believe all the while, that America will settle the whole matter-in accordance with her own notions. SPARRING FOR POINTS. James W. Tolbert Tries to Pat the Governor la a Hole. As a preliminary step toward a pretext for Federal interference in the Phcenix matter, James W. Tolbert, on Wednesday, sent Governor Ellerbe the following telegram : "To the Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C : lama citizen of South Carolina, where I was born and raised and have always resided. My home is at McCormick, in the county of Abbeville. My wife is postmaster there, and I am her assistant, and conduct the business of the office for her, she being a delicate woman. On Thursday, the 10th instant, I was forced by an organized and armed mob of a hundred men to leave my family and my home, under the threat that if I remained there I would be killed. I, therefore, fled for safety, because I was unable to resist this mob. I am a large landowner in the county of Abbeville, and also the owner of valuable bouses and real estate in the town of MeCormick. My wife is there with our only child, a girl, 4 years old, without my presence and my protection on account of the action of au armed mob, and my property is without proper care. I have committed no crime against the laws of my country and have done nothing to give any offence whatever to any man or set of men save that I am a member of the Republican party and believe in the doctrines of that party. I send this to know if you, as the governor of South Carolina, can afford me protection as one of its citizens and as an employee of the United States government, that I may return to my family, to my property and my business and be safe from mob violence. Answer, care of St. James Hotel, Washington, D. C." After giving the matter careful consideration, Governor Ellerbe replied as follows: "If you return home I will give you all the protection in my power. I don't think it prudent for you to return till the excitement subsides." WILL REMAIN IN WASHINGTON. James W. Tolbert Is Dubious About Governor's Ellerbe's Reply. A Washington dispatch of Thursday describes the Phoenix situation in the national capital as follows : James W. Tolbert has received Governor Ellerbe's answer to his telegram asking whether the governor would afford him protection from mob violence in returning to bis home at McCormick, S. C. The governor's reply, which is substantially published in this morning's paper, is regarded by Tolbert as a practical admission that the goveruor cannot afford him protection, and therefore, it is said, it is not likely that he will jeopardize bis life, by returning to his home in the present state of excited feeling. Up to this time no definite plans with respect to the prosecution of the participants in the riotous proceedings against J. W. Tolbert, have been decided upon. The fact that Tolbert is the assistant postmaster at McCormick, and not the postmaster, may have an important bearing on the ca9e. Assistants to fourth-class postmasters are not recognized by the law as officers of the government, they being appointed and paid by the postmaster. In the postoffice department they are recognized as miscellaneous employes. Assistant United States Attorney Cochran, from the Tolbert's district, has been ordered to Washington for conference with the officials of the department of justice, and upon bis arrival here tomorrow, the whole South Carolina situation will be gone over and a line of action decided upon. Fight Between Cripples. Columbia Register, Thursday: A cutting scrape occurred this morning on the fair grounds in front of the main entrance between two fakirs, both of whom possesses one leg each. The party who was very seriously cut, gave his name as Fred Stevens. The party who did the cutting refused to give bis name and is now in police barracks. LOCAL AFFAIRS, t - t INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. f Grist Cousins?Medicine Department? y They say that they have reduced prices on numerous standard medical prepa- i rations and they constantly keep on . band stocks of certain medicinal articles ' in common use. C W. Brown Wylie, C. C. C. Pis.?Publishes notices of auction sales of real estate in the cases of J. A. E. Feemster, Executor, against R. B. Black, etal; and in the case of W. F. Patterson against J Martha Wilson ; also notice of the sale of thirty acres of land iu the case of c Mary Jane Barber against Martha J. r Knoblett and others. "* Mrs. T. M. Dobson?Tells of the jamb 1 and rush in the millinery busiuess this t season up to the present time, and also why Santa Claus left all his Christmas 1 novelties at that establishment. ? W. W. Lewis, Administrator?Gives notine of the sale on salesdav in December 1 of the James Jeffereys bouse and lot, on Main street Yorkville. Terms, onethird cash and balance in one and two years. The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Are still offering bargains, and propose for next week to sell their readymade clothing at a discount of 10 per cent. THANKSGIVING DAY. 80 far as The Enquirer has heard no arrangements have been made for Thanksgiving exercises next Thursday except in the churches. A general suspension of business is customary on Thanksgiving day, and there will, of course, be such a suspension on text Thursday. The ministerial conference of Yorkville has arranged for union services in the Presbyterian church, commencing at 11 a. m. There will be a sermon by Rev. A. N. Brunson, and a collection for the benefit of various orphanages. Funds collected will be applied as contributors designate. The public, of course, is invited to attend the union meeting. , ABOUT SAUSAGE. The relations between the town j council and several of the grocerymen, are more or less strained. The I l -l ? 4 point at issue is wneiner or uui. mo grocerymen have a right to sell cured meat, such as sausage, etc., in competition with fresh meat markets. ' As a matter of fact, the question has been up for several years. Along about this time lust year there was complaint through the town council against grocerymen selling bologna sausage. The grocerymen were notified to quit; but they paid no attention to the notice, and the town council did not see fit to press it. Now several grocerymen are bringing from other slates a sausage that is claimed to be all pork and selling it at 10 cents a pound. The local meat markets have again complained, and the dealers have been notified through the town council that they will either have to quit selling the sausage or pay the fresh meat license. So far the town council has not seen fit to make any arresta with a view to testing the ordinance. The matter should be settled, however, in order that all may know where they are at. THE GENERAL ELECTION. The State and Federal election commissioners for York county met in Yorkville on Tuesday for the purpose of canvassing the returns from the recent general election and declaring the result; but did not complete their work until after it was necessary for The Enquirer to go to press. According to the report filed in the clerk's office, the total vote cast for state and county offices was 987, distributed I among the various precincts as follows: Autioch 25 1 Bethel, 75 < .. 48 UObLiau J ? ? Blairsville, 65 ' Bullock's Creek, 58 i Clover 48 , Coates's Tavern, 34 1 Clark's Fork, 10 l Ebenezer, 23 Fort Mill, 101 Forest Hill, 35 \ Hickory Grove, 26 McConnellsville, 66 1 Newport 37 i Rock Hill, 159 Sharon, 17 1 Smyrna, 22 ] Tirzah, 11 , Yorkville, 127 1 The total vote in the congressional ' race was 924, of which 923 were for D. E. Finley, Esq., and 1 for Wm. A. i Barber, Esq. 1 The vote for state and county officers i was as follows: Ellerbe, 984; McSweeney, 984 ; Cooper, 987 ; Bellinger, 1 987 ; Timmerman, 987 ; Derham, 987 ; 1 McMahan, 987 ; Floyd, 987; Garris, 987 ; McCorkle, 980; Culp, 982; Car- 3 roll, 982; Johnson, 976; McDow, 977 ; 1 Epps, 976 ; McDill, 976.- ' ( FATALLY STABBED. 1 Mr. Tom G. Falls, of Pleasant Ridge, i lies at the point of death, as the result 1 of knife wounds inflicted by Alphonso 1 Ryan, a Negro last Thursday night at < about dark. t It appears that the Negro, who is a I very impudent fellow, was in a quar- t rel with a white man named Frank ? Harris, and that he became so abusive f that Mr. Falls felt called upon to tell \ him to shut up. The moment that Mr. Falls took 1 part iu the difficulty, the Negro, with- ? out warning jumped at him and stab- s bed him in the stomach. Then he ran t away aud hid himself. c Shortly after the Narrow Gauge f train passed, there developed reasons 1 for believing that Ryan had gotten i aboard, and a phone message was sent 1 to Clover advising ine ponce mere g to he on the lookout. c When the train stopped at Clover, a Negro, supposed to be Ryan, jumped ' ofl' the blind end of the baggage car, i and ignoring the demand of the police- e man to halt, ran off as fast as he could, c Several shots were fired at him without result. t Through phone messages yesterday f morning at about 11 o'clock, The Enquirer learned that up to that ( ime Ryan bad not been caugbt; >ut posses were scouring the woods or bim. Mr. Falls was still alive; >ut his condition was extremely critcal. In the opinion of the attending jhysician there was not more than one jhance out of ten for his recovery. THAT COUNTY MAP. Superiuteudent of Education Shurey is entitled to much credit for that ;ounty map, which is just being competed by Mr. W. N. Elder. Mr. Shur? ? * OOIIOMI IIOOPO KZy UU8 UQU III UllUU IUI OVTViai JVM?O rhe matter of having such a map nade; but it was only a few months igo that he got the other members of ,he county board of education to enlorse tbe idea. The reporter had a talk with Mr. Jhurley about the matter yesterday ind from what be said, it appears that he board has not definitely decided fet whether or not it will have tbe map ithographed. For one thing, there s under consideration propositions X) make further changes in tbe school listrict lines as now established, and igain it is a question as to whether ,he board would be justified in incurring the apparently heavy expense hat would be involved. The disposition of this matter lies entirely with the county board of edication, of course; but if that body rails to publish the map, or Mr. Elder loes not undertake the work on bis )wn responsibility, it will be a pity, it $1 or $2 each, it is quite likely ;hat enough copies can be sold to pay ill expenses. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. J. M. Brice has been taking in /he fair this week. Mr. Louis Roth went down to tbe State fair this week. Rev. B. J. Woodward is to occupy the H. H. B?ard residence. Mr. John R. Ashe has been out of [own on business since Tuesday. J. S. Brice, Esq., and Intendant W. R. Carroll left Wednesday night for Columbia. The State, Friday : Mr. Robt. Withjrspoon, of Guthriesville, York county, s taking in the fair. Mr. T. B. McClain has been out of ;own since Monday. He was expected to return yesterday afternoon. Mr. G. R. Wallace pleads guilty and jays that a man who will raise 4? eents cotton ought to be on the chaiu5aug. G. W. S. Hart, Esq., left again yes:erday to attend the bedside of bis futher, who is dying at his home on Wadamalaw island. Rev. J. P. Knox, of Hickory Grove, s still willing to act as receiver for ill those who have contributions to make for the support of orphans. The State, Friday: Miss Ida de Loach, of Yorkville, is* in the city for a few days, at the home of Dr. 0. E. Thomas. Captain L. M. Grist returned Thursday from .Columbia, where he went to attend to some business matters ind incidentally to viBit the state fair, rhe attendance at the fair on Tuesday and Wednesday, he reports, was juite large ; but the inclement weather which prevailed interferred considerably with the gate receipts. Notwithstanding the weather, however, thanks to the kind attentions of the newspaper brethren on The State, News and Courier, Register and Record, bis stay in the city was made most delightful. ASSOCIATE REFORMED SYNOD. The Enquirer Has not previously given a comprehensive 'account of the meeting of the Associate Reformed lynod at Chester. Such an account was not available until the last issue of the paper was about ready to go to press. But here is the story. It has t>een kindly furnished by Rev. B. H. Glrier. "The recent session of the synod was remarkable for the large attendance and the amount of business transited. From Thursday morning until adjournment, Monday night, the brethren were kept busy in attending upon ihe meetings and in doing the work of /he committees. "In addition to what has been already noted in The Enquirer, there tvas an interesting conference on home missions Friday evening. Rev. C. E. Todd presided and emphasized the 'act in the beginning of the conference hat every pastor is a home missionary. Rev. J. H. Pressly spoke on 'Are the Results of our Home Mission Work What they Ought to be; and if not, why not?' The speaker thought it easy jnough to answer the first question; 10 one could say that the results are what they ought to be. We are not 'caching the masses as we should. What is the reason ? We fail to see 3od's face. We fail to grasp the idea hat we are bought with the price of ilood. Such a conception would save is from questioning about salaries, ind waiting to be sure of our pay beore we are willing to venture in God's vork. "Rev. J. T. Chalmers spoke in belalf of the board of home missions, tnd said the past year had been one of mccess?the most prosperous year of he church; more of the assessments > the congregations bad been pai! in ull than usual, and a larger amount iad been raised for borne missions than n any year in the past. There had >een also a good increase in memberibip, in many cases as much as 25 per :ent. "Rev. T. P. Pressly spoke on the Importance of Larger Efforts In the tVork.' The nation was entering upon i policy of expansion ; it behooved the ;hurch to push the work at borne. "Seven thousand dollars was laid on he churches for the home mission work or next year. "On Saturday, Dr. Alexander Gilihrist, of Omaha, Neb., was introduced to the synod as the .delegate from the s United Presbyterian church. He made t a very forcible address, conveying the v cordial greetings of our sister church e in the north. He declared that the t feelings of his church for the Associate c Reformed church were more than fra ternal. They were affectionate, and t the earnest desire was for a closer & relationship. He believed that we 1 were already one, and that we did not c need to become so ; we only needed to c discover the unity now really existing. 1 He said, after all we are only discov- e - - ... / erere of truth ; we do not create it; we * find it out. Recent events in our c country have brought us to see the ? real unity that exists between all sec- i tions. That unity existed before; but 1 it required a great war to discover it. 1 We are one as Christian denominations, s let us discover it. Dr. Gilchrist also s spoke of how we needed each other in & our mission work. The United Pres- t byterian cburch could help us, and t they felt that we could help tbem. I "The next thing that came up was i the report of the board of Erskine c college. This recommended that Rev. f W. W. Orr take charge of the Erskine I college dormitory and be employed ? three months of the year as college i agent. But the synod was unwiMing i to take Brother Orr from his very sn- < couraging work in Corsicana, Texas, f and refused to adopt the recommenda- > tion. There was much discussion on thiB matter, and the vote stood 46 to ( 37. Brother Orr goes back to Corsi- 1 cana with instructions to canvass the ( synod for funds to build a church at ( that place. 1 "Mr. Joseph Wylie's gift of $7,500 ' to Erskine college, for building a dor- ( mitory for girls was accepted, and tbe ' board was authorized to proceed at * once with the erection of tbe building. ' This will accommodate, it is thought, J some 40 or 50 youug ladies. It means ' a large increase of students iD our col- ' lege. It places an education of high ' grade within tbe reach of all of our ' girls, making them equal iu privilege < with the boys. We shall be much ' mistaken if many do not avail themselves of Erskine's advantages. "Monday night, just before the adjournment of synod, a very unusual event occurred, in connection with the report of the committee on foreign missions, Dr. Grier, the chairman of the board of foreign missions, stated that Rev. J. G. Dale, of Columbia, had sought an interview with him, and bad offered himself to the synod as a missionary to Mexico, and would go without asking for a stipulated salary. Brother Dale would take God for bis support. He asked only that he might labor under the direction of the board, and that the church would give him her sympathy and prayers. "This announcement was received with profound gratitude by the synod, and special prayer was offered, and a ' song sung in praise to God. The 1 whole synod felt as if she were called ' to greater effort and sacrifice by this J noble example of a consecrated life. "A resolution was passed looking to 1 the opening of a mission station in ' Cuba or Porto Rico in connection with the United Presbyterian church. It ( was meet, we think, that the synod I should come to its close with a pro- ' found sense of responsibility to God ( to send the Gospel to the heathen, and, ^ with the call of the Master sounding * loud in her ears, to gird herself for the 1 work. ' "The hospitality of the Chester peo- J pie was unbounded. They entertained * not only the preachers, but also their 1 wives. Their new church, so conveniently located and so admirably arranged for meetings of committees, boards, etc., added much to the pleasure of the members, and contributed to the prompt transaction of business. "Charlotte, N. C., gets the synod next time. Can she do better than Chester ?" LOCAL LACONICS. Court of Common Fleas. The court of common pleas, Judge Gage presiding, finished its work on 8 last Wednesday night and was adjourned sine die. His honor left for r bis home in Chester on the 9 o'clock ' r tram. c Court Below Modified. ? The following opinion was filed with e the clerk of the supreme court last t Thursday: Sixth circuit, York coun- * ty, the Armour Packing company, respondent, vs. F. 0. London and others, ^ appellants. Modified. Opinion by Ira f B. Jones, A. J. i Price of Cotton. C Notwithstanding the wet weather c yesterday, quite a number of bales r of cotton were sold on this market, J and the best of it brought 5 cents. The market ranged from 5 cents down g to 4J ; but good cotton was easily s worth the higher figure. Unveiling Ceremonlea Postponed. 8 Rock Hill Herald, Wednesday : e Owing to failure of the contractors to a furnish the monument to be erected ji by the Woodmen of the World to the memory of the late Lem J. Hyatt, the f unveiling ceremonies, which were to a take place on Thanksgiving day, have I been postponed to a day to be selected hereafter. c Sad Death In Fort Mill. Rock Hill Herald, Wednesday: Dr. c T. A. Crawford was called to the Gold j Hill section of Fort Mill township on p Friday last, to assist Dr. H. F. Alex- r auder iu an operation on Earle, the 13 0 year old son, of Mr. C. P. Blaukenship, who was suffering with intussus- t ception, the result of eating plenteous- ? ly of black haws. The boy had eaten g the haws on the Sunday before and a Jk uffered much with colic, intussuscepioo following. He stood the operation veil, hut the next day he died, his ondition being such that there could le no hope of his recovery. taught Near Klug's Mountain. King's Mountaiu Reformer, Novem>er 17: We learned that Dan Bird's tore at Blacksburg was broken into Monday night and several suits of ilothes, some underclothing and a pair if shoes stolen. The thief entered the louse by breaking open the front door, ts we learn. Early Tuesday morning 2hief Duncan got his bloodhounds in trail of the fellow and trailed him is far as Grover, where he had left bis ralise and gone off. Mr. Duncan and lis posse came on in the direction of king's Mountain and made a close learch for him, after obtaining the ervices of our policeman, Mr. Fergulon. Just below town they ran upon he Negro, and after a nice race with he dogs he was caught on the Stowe dace. He gave his name as Joe Robnson, of Richmond, and had on a suit >f clothes from the store. He coneased the whole matter and was taken >ack to Blacksburg, where he will be ;iven a legal bearing. Though the lame is the same, this fellow should lot be confounded with Joe Robinson if this place. He is an entirely different man. Death of A. A. Sarratt. Gaffuey Ledger, November 17: Our sommunity was shocked early Monday iigl\tby the announcement of the sudlen death of Hon. A. A. Sarratt, of this ;ity, which occurred at 8 o'clock p. m. ivhile be was sitting in a chair around he family hearthstone with his chilIren. Mr. Sarratt bad been a little inwell for some weeks, but had continued to move about and look after lis large farmiug interest in the county. But no one thought him seriously ill, lence the great shock when it was earned that be had died. He died from heart failure. Mr. 8arratt was in lis 55th year. He was prominent in .be county as a business man and bad ield honorable official position. He was twice elected to the house of representatives from Union county and was for sometime a member of the loard of directors of the state penitentiary aud served with benefit to the state and credit to himself in both positions. He was a gallant soldier in the Confederate army, being a lieutenant in the Holcomb Legion of this state, which belonged to Evans's Brigade. Mr. Sarratt was a model husband, father and neighbor, and had the confidence if a large circle of relatives and friends who deeply feel their loss and sincerely tnourn it and sympathize with his bereaved children. McFadden-Harrls. Rock Hill Herald, Wednesday : Yesterday morning, at 9 o'clock, Miss Beulah Harris, daughter of Mr. Andrew Efarris, of Anderson county, was married in Rock Hill at the home of her irother, Rev. J. Barr Harris, to Mr. V. jordon McFadden, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. McFadden, the ceremony being performed by the bride's brother, aslisted by Rev. Alexander Sprunt. The marriage was a quiet borne wedding, inly the relatives of the contracting parties and a few friends being present. A.fter tbe ceremony the bridal party Irove to tbe Southern depot, where Mr. and Mrs. McFadden boarded the ;rain for Columbia, where they will 'emain until Thursday, when they will ;o to the home of the bride's father in inderson county. Thence they will ;o to Clemson, where the groom was a student, thence to Atlanta, and then x> Rock Hill, where they will reside or the present at the home of Rev. J. Barr Harris. Tbe groom was a mem)er of Company G, First regiment, vbere he was highly popular and eseemed as one of tbe best soldiers in .he regiment. While at Chickamauga le attracted tbe attention of General Banger, who made him an orderly on lis staff. He held this position until he regiment went to Jacksonville, vhen he was made a courier on tbe staff of General Barclay. Want Representation Cut Down. rbe Negroes of New York held a mass neeting in Cooper Union last Thurslay night. T. Thomas Fortune and sther prominent Negroes made speechss. A set of resolutions, of which he following are the most important, J 4-J VUS uuupi/tu. Resolved, That as the states of Misissippi, South Carolina and Louisiana lave by constitutional enactment, disranchised more than half of their >opulation, we demand that the basis >f representation of these states in iongress and the electoral college be educed, in the proportion which the lumber of such male citizens shall tear to the number of male citizens 21 rears of age, as made and directed by ectiou 2, article 14 of the federal contitution." Resolved, That we recommend such amendment to the constitution as will mable the president to use the Federal lUthority to protect the life and proprty of citizens of the United 8tates rom orgauized or uiob conspiracy whenever the governor of any state, rom fear or collusion, fails to afford uch protection or to call upon the ?A/1AHUI nAUAKnmulit t A uflPitfH it. CUCIOI JC.UTV1UUJVUV IV nuviu v. Resolved, That we implore the guidince of Almighty God in the shaping if our homogeneous citizenship to the md that it may. make for righteousless, for human progress and for the nterest of our great and beloved re>ublic against the elements rioting and evolutiou from within and the assaults if the enemies from without. ? Colonel James Gilliss, quartermaser of the department of the east, U. S. A., fell dead iu New York city on Sunday night while burrying to catch , Governor's Island boat.