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? Ex-United States Senator Roger Q. Mills is rapidly acquriug a large fortune from his oil wells in tbeCorsicaua district. He has recently struck another well, which is the biggest pro ducer in that district. He is now receiving a daily net income of several hundred dollars from his well. He says he will not re-enter politics. ? It is reported that at a cabinet conference last Wednesday, it was decided not to organize the volunteer army of 35,000 men, authorized by congress for use in the Philippines. In the opinion of General Otis he has as m?onMiorq as are needed for the J ? ? ? carrying out of present plaus, and if another volunteer army is organized at all it will not be until later on. ? General Lawton is responsible for the statement that the island of Luzon cannot be conquered with less tbau 100,000 troops. He says that be can push his way from one end of the island to the other with a single brigade; but unless the different towns captured are garrisoned, the Filipinos will take possession of them agaiu. Leaving a garrison from a brigade in each town would soon swallow up the entire force. ? Representative Livingston, of Georgia, recently received a cane which has a most interesting history. The cane is made of oak, and was cut from the tomb of ex-President Thomas Jefferson more than 40 years ago. It has engraved upon it the name of Jefferson, the statement that he wrote the declaration of independence and founded the University of Virginia. Upon it is also recorded the dates of the birth and death of Jefferson. It is the J intention of Representative Livingston to have the cane mounted iu silver aud , have the words "16 to 1" engraved upon the head. He will then present it to Hon. William J. Bryan. ? In a biographical notice of an 1 eminent citizen of Washington, D. C., I it is stated that he came from "one of i the oldest families in America, bis ancestors having come over in the Mary and John," the second ship which reached New Eugland from Old Eng- ' land. This will be a surprise to a great 1 mauy people who had firmly believed i that all the old families of this country i had come over in the Mayflower, bringing with them that large assort- , ment of clocks, spinning-wheels and , furniture which is the admiration and envy of the present age. Some kind 1 of memorial is obviously due to a man J whose ancestors (and furniture) did j not come over in the Mayflower. , ? Last year an eminent judge in New , Jersey distinguished himself by a decision that under the laws of the state ' no parent could recover more than $1 1 as actual damages for the loss of a child by the criminal carelessness of a trolley company. This year another I judge has arisen to declare that the j new Federal Bankruptcy law, as con- , strued in New Jersey, provides for the . imprisonment of a debtor in jail ; but ( makes no provision for his release, and that consequently a petition in bank- ' ruptcy in New Jersey is practically a i petition for imprisonment for life. < The decision declares that an amend- , ment to the law by congress is needed to permit the debtor to get out of jail, but what is really ueeded is a surgical 1 operation to permit of the admission ' of common sense into the judicial i cranium. ] ? Never in its history has Texas j been so stirred up as it is at present over the introduction of the Arkansas anti-trust law in the legislature, says an Austin dispatch. Many hundreds 1 of business mfcn of the state are here ! personally lobbying against the measure, and telegrams poured in all day long. This afternoou wires were work- , o/t fmm thp Arkansas side and tele grams flooded both houses. Many busiuess men protested thai the bill had doue Arkansas an unspeakable injury, while the attorney general and others wired that the law was a perfect success and the people approved it. Upou receipt of telegrams from both houses of the Arkausas legislature congratulating Texas upon theiutroductiou of the measure and wishing for it a speedy aud favorable actiou, the Texas legislature seut a vote of thanks to Arkansas for this moral support. Action on the bill has been deferred until Monday of next week to allow a full hearing. ? An interesting story reached the war department from Santiago last Tuesday about a hand-to-hand encounter between Major Duncan B. Harrison of the Ninth Inmuues and Prudencio Breal, a notorious guerrilla chief, commonly known as Trocon or Big Stump. Breal's gang of bandits had killed Andrew Gattshalk, a teamster, and Major Harrison, with seven men, was sent to capture the gang. The Americaus, mounted on mules, overtook the gaug near Santa Ana after two days' trailing. In the fight which occurred two baudits were killed, and three wounded. The rest fled, but Harrison and his men caugh Breal and some others. He is a Negro, 6 feet 7 inches tall. He clinched with Harrison, who is something of a giant himself. Harrisou bore the bandit to the ground and bouud him, with the assistance of others. It was found that Harrison had been shot in the leg aud lie sunerea severely nuring me ruie uu a mule's back to Santiago, 70 miles distant. On the return trip two of the captured bandits were identified as the men who had killed Gattshalk. They attempted to escaped and were killed. Breal is known in Santiago province as the executioner. He boasts of having killed 103 Spauiards and several Americans. ? Major General Shafter passed through Chicago last Tuesday euroute to his brother's home in Sycamore, 111. He was much improved in health. Discussing the Philippine war, he said : "If General Lawton states that 100,000 men are needed in the Philippines iu order to effectually end hostilities aud bring the natives to terms, I should say that undoubtedly au army of such proportions is required. We of the army have supreme confidence in General Lawton's judgment, and it is his practice to underestimate rather than to exaggerate when passing upon existing conditions. "I don't know Otis; uever saw him," the general added. "I think Lawton had a right to criticise the tactics of the commanding general if he believed them to be unwise. The Filipino is a suspicious fellow, just like the Cubau. He can't see the good intentions of this government and he never will until we subjugate him with powder and ball. I oot/1 KafAPA fhot. if. mav hp. npp.A.Q UAVV OU1U UViV* V VUMV a v vw sary to kill half the population of the islands in order that the remaining half may be lifted from their semibarbarity to the civilization we are ready to give them. And let me tell you," General Shafter concluded impressively, "that I don't believe our troubles in Cuba are over by any means." She UorhviUe ?nquircr. YOIiKVILLE, S. C.: SATURDAY, APRIL 22,1899. ? The California legislature recently passed a law requiring newspapers to publish the signatures of the writers of all articles containing criticisms calcu lated to bring into discredit dead or living men. The law is said to be very absurd in many of its provisions. It became operative last Wednesday. As the result of a previous understanding, however, all tb6 newspapers of San Francisco ignored it. They propose to continue to do as they have been doing, and in case of prosecution to stand together. The law is a development of the recent senatorial contest. Bribery money was used freely and the newspapers freely discussed details. There was wrongdoing on all sides, and the resentment against the newspapers was unanimous. Such a law, if it should become operative, would muzzle the press completely, and leave the men who practice bribery and corruption in politics a free band to pursue their schemes with impunity. ? Pursuant to authority conferred by the New York legislature, a rigid investigation into the municipal affairs of New York city is in progress. The investigation is directed principally at Tammany Hall. Richard Croker has been undergoing a searching examination. Among other things it has developed that Tammany leaders mainLain complete control of the city government and levy blackmail right and left on account of any and every valuable franchise that is granted. The responsible officials are only figureheads for the real powers in the back ground. Croker answered a great many questions willingly enough ; but when asked about the ownership of certain stocks, how he came into possession of them, what he paid for them, and matters of that kind, refused to answer on the ground of perp"vma1 tck Knoinooc rPhp invpsti* SUUai pll VUbO uuaiuvg^ gating committee has not yet taken decided action ; but is considering the advisability of ruling him, and also others who have taken the same position, for contempt. ? Wm, J. Bryan has written a letter to the Fresno Democrat giving his views on Imperialism. He says in part: "I think it can be shown from a pecuniary standpoint that it will cost us more to conquer the Filipinos and keep them in subjection than we shall be able to make out of the enterprise, and that money which does return from the Philippines will not find its way to the pockets of those who supply sons for the army and whose taxation furnishes the sinews of war. But there is a higher view to take of it than the money view. The principle of conquest is wrong. Our nation has steadily contended against it, and it is impossible to calculate the far-reaching effect upon our people of a doc trine that would substitute force for reasou in the declaration of the nation's policy. Those who oppose Imperialism plead not for the Filipinos ; but for the American people. Our nation is strong enough to do bar n ; but it ought to be too great to do wrong. I feel confident that the sober second thought of the American people will sustain those who believe that the Filipiuos should be treated like the Cubans, namely, given their independence and Drotected from outside inter ference." ? The question of board and lodging during the Charlestou re-union is beiug agitated by The News and Courier. The matter came up legitimately. People from neighboring states who have tried to secure aeoommodations in advauce have been quoted extortionate prices. The News and Courier has takeu hold of the problem without gloves, and for several days the matter (hat has been printed in its columns on the subject has been quite interesting. But already the good effect of the vigorous campaign is becoming apparent. In Thursday's issue is a long list of names of boarding house proprietors and private families who agree to furnish first-class board at fixed reasonaable prices. The movement, too, is ex tending. We are glad to see this. Of course the good people of Chareston cannot be expected to entertaiu such vast crowds as are to be expected without reasonable compensation ; but there should be no extortion. The city has at ataao a mu^uiiitcut ic^uianuu iui hospitality extending fur buck into colloniul days, and to have that reputation tarnished by a few too greedy people, on an occasion like this, would be too bad. We do not believe that any such thing is to be allowed. FILIPINOS CAPTURE AMERICANS. First Serious Disaster Yet Sustained by the Navy. A piece of very bad news came from Mauila under date of last Tuesday. It was to the effect that the Filipinos have probably captured the crew of a boat from the Yorktown, . in all 15 men. The first news of tlje disaster was sent by Admiral Dewey to the secretary of the navy. It appears that at the town of Baler, on the east coast of the island of Luzon, there was u Spanish garrison of about 50 men, who had been defending themselves for more than a month against the attacks of some 200 Filipinos. The gunboat Yorktown went to Baler for the purpose of relieving the Spaniards. Anchoring off Baler, the commander of the Yorktown sent a boat's crew of 15 men up the river toward the town, which is some distance inland. The expedition was in commaud of Lieutenant J. C. Gilmore; and under him was Ensign W. H. Standley, who, for some purpose, was landed at the mouth of the river. Ensign Standley reports that shortly after the departure of the boat, he heard up the river a bugle call followed by firing and cheers. The Ameriican sailors bacl with them an automatic gun ; but this Ensign Standley did uot hear. He paddled back to the Yorktown in a canoe, and afterward a search was tnade for the missing boat crew without success. The Yorktown then sailed for Iloido from which place her commander cabled Admiral Dewey bis theory that the Filipinos had captured or sunk the boat, or that the Americans had been rescued by the Spaniards. At the navy department the news just related created considerable excitement ; but it is said that there is not a great deal of uneasiness about the 15 Americans. It is now claimed that the Filipinos are kind to their prisoners, and although they are not disposed to make any exchanges, still the men will not be put to any discomfort. All this, however, is a question of very doubtful speculation. LAKE CITY CASES. Argument Was Commenced on Last Wednesday. Tha argument to the jury for the government in the case against the alleged Lake City lynchers was commenced last Wednesday by J. P. K. Bryan, in a speech which lasted four hours and which was characterized by ( boldness of expression and by directness of the charges against the prisoners and the witnesses who testified for them. 1 Mr. Bryan declared that not only had the conspiracy alleged been brought home to the defendants, but in the attempt to escape from the consequences, the public records had been ' mutilated in a barefaced and reckless , manner. Two defendants went before the jury without the semblance of testimony in their favor. An accomplice swears that he was with them at the lynching. Three uuimpeached witnesses swore they saw them there and yet they did not go on the stand to ex- , plain their whereabouts nor were wit- 1 nesses offered to show where tbey were when Baker was killed. For the other six men alibis of the most flimsy char acter were set. up?siaiemeui,s iu wuiuu the individuals contradicted each other , at every turn, and in which the false ' and marvelous were so blended that 1 they faded away to nothing in the light of reason and fact. He declared that things had come to pass in South Carolina at which human life was cheaper than 4 cents cotton, and the majesty of the law could never be re established uuless jurors could be found who would see that such diabolical crimes as the lynchiug of Frazier , Baker are punished. In reply G. S. Legare argued for the ' defense. He declared that the testi- ' mony of the government witnesses had been impeached aud contradicted in es- 1 sential details and he argued that the i alibis for the defense had been well j and conclusively established. In the midst of Mr. Legare's defense of him the defendant Stokes created a sensation by breaking down aud crying bitterly. 1 Mr. Legare concluded his argument 1 for the defense on Thursday morning aud was followed by \V. J. Bass, a ( Lake City attorney, who was followed ( by Hon. VV. A. Barber in a strong argument for the prosecution. There ' were two more speeches. Oue by Mr. 1 Jervey for the defense and the other 1 by District Attorney Lathrop. It was i expected that the case would go to the , jury about noon yesterday. The Penslou List. Columbia Record: There are about eight counties whose pension boards i have not yet sent in their reports ; but eveu without them it is evident that the pension list will be materially increased. It is hardly probable that pensioners will reoeive their checks before the re-uniou, as they cannot be made out until all of the counties report. Al?"i?"Jr5.S. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J. A. Watson, Executor?Gives notice to the debtors and creditors of Miss Sue N. Watson, deceased. W. H. McCorkle, Probate Judge?Gives notice that D. G. Thompson has applied to him for letters of administration on the estate of E. D. Thompson, deceased. W. A. Burns?Having made a final return to the judge of probate as administrator of the estate of Mrs. Erixena Bui'ns, deceased, on the 24th of May, 1899, will apply for a final discharge froni further liability as administrator. The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Announce their spring opening on clothing for next Tuesday. On that day 10 Eer cent, discount on regular prices win e allowed on all cash purchases. ABOUT PEOPLE. T. Y. Williams, E-q., of Lancaster, was id Yorkville last Wednesday. Mrs. Dr. M. W. White left yesterday on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Drafiin, at Riverside, Lancaster county. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mendenhall came up from Columbia last Tuesday, and for the present will make their home in this county, probably in Yorkville. Mr. Mendenhall is to take charge of Mr. W. N. Ashe's brick making plant. It was Rev. B. H. Grier, imtead of Rev. W. G. Neville, who wa^Hlected president of the York County Bible society at the annual meeting last Sunday night. The reporter was misinformed about the matter. Mr. J. H. Riddle, who is now in the Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, has written several letters to his friends in Yorkville. All these letters show that Mr. Riddle feels very much encouraged?iu fact confident that be will soon be home again, sound And well. He is under the immediate care of Dr. George Walker, who is no less confident. This news is very pleasant, for with what they considered good cause Mr. Riddle's many friends have been very uucasy about him. ATTORNEYS' COSTS. J. S. Brice, Esq., holds firmly to his rtriorinnl nnn viction a9 to attorneys' costs, and although for persoual reasons would prefer to be turned dowu, has no idea of giving up until the supreme court says be is wrong. In conversation with the reporter, he put it this way: "The act of 1892 repealed all costs with certain exceptions, did it not? "If those exceptions had been repealed afterward, then the result would have been the wiping out of all costs, would it not ? "Well, the act of 1897 repealed everything that had been enacted in 1892, and that included the exceptions. In other words, the act of 1892 left a part of the act of 1882, and the act of 1897 wiped out that part, leaving nothing of the original act or any other relatiqg to costs." And so the vexed question stands unsettled. Most of the members of the local bar are on the side of Messrs. Spencer and Hart. Any of them can easily convince a layman of the correctness of their position. The opinion of the supreme court, therefore, will be of especial interest. PROGRESS OF THE VOTING. Up to yesterday at noon, the voting for Confederate veterans to go to the Charleston re-union from the respective townships on the complimentary tickets offered by The Enquirer, stood as follows: bethel. A. A. Barnett, 7 John S. Meek 120 broad river. John H. Jones, 57 John Mc. Gilfillen, 3 J. Meek Whitesides, 37 bethesda. W. Green Parker, 41 L. H. Dun lap,....- 19 Philander E. Moore, 27 Sain Poag, 41 bullock's creek. M. F. S. McCollough, 44 J. P. Duncan, 46 0. J. Gwinn, 20 catawba. J. 0. Sparks, 20 - - ? in John smiuugiaw, i? EIIENKZEB. W. S. Garrison, 19 J. J. Edwards, 31 T. J. Roach, 10 Sam Dunlap, 4 FORT MILL. Robt. B. Burns, 3 kino's mountain. W. E. (Bud) Jackson, 28 D. B. MeCarter, 40 Frank Robisou, 37 J. A. Bell, 50 Perry Manning, 77 YORK. Herod Neel, 110 Simpson W. Robinson, 24 L. B. Sherrer 115 Thomas D. Harris, 10 Jos. W. Templeton, 4 Tbe last coupon will be printed in the issue of The Enquirer of May 3, and all votes must be in by 9 o'clock p. m. on May 4. WITHIN' THE TOWN. The teachers of the graded school are contemplating a picnic excursiou to Cliffs, N. C., about the middle of May. The success of their plans, of sourse, will depend upon the couperation of the patrons of the ? T4 in Kalioiro/1 Mi o t QITOntTO. 5ULIUUI Jl 19 UCiigfVU I'UUV wi IMU^V ments can he made whereby the children may be furnished ticket at 50 cents, or less, for the round trip, and outsiders who may desire to go along will not have to pay more than a dollar. Cliffs, which is on the Carolina and North-Western railroad, is an ideal spot for picnic purposes, and it is hoped that the children will not be deprived of their promised outing. The fund that is being raised by Superintendent Dendy and the teachers of the Yorkville graded school, now amounts to about $75. For good reasons, providential and otherwise, the work of soliciting subscriptions has not been pushed during the past three weeks. The library, however, ought to have at least $150 as a starter, aud additions may be continued indefinitely. Colonel McCorkle has replanted his banana tree in his court house flower garden. The plant lived through the winter very nicely, and this summer, with favorable seasous, will probably attain considerable development. QUAoi^T T /\/vnn tKfl nnm mittoo OUCl 1U juw^au j vi kuv w?* uji vwvj has been engaged for a day or two id making repairs on the bicycle track. As yet there have been no definite arrangements for a bicycle meet this spring or summer ; but the wheelmen have the matter well in mind, and that they will have a big meet is reasonably certain. The early closing matter bas been under discussion by the local dry goods clerks for a week or more. From May 1, until further notice, the dry goods stores will be closed at 6.30 p. m. Saturdays, of course, are excepted. THE WATERWORKS. The Yorkville fire department turned out last Wednesday afternoon at the call of Chief Cartwright for the purpose of making a test of the efficiency of the "old" pump. On account of damage to the "old" pump at the first of the year, it was necessary to buy a new one. The old pump was afterward repaired, aud has since been doing a great deal of work ; but had never been tested as to power. The test last Wednesday was made as to power, and the pump was found to be in thoroughly good condition. This was demonstrated by the throwiug of three streams of water over the McClain building, on the corner of Congress and Liberty streets. The feat was accomplished easily, with some 15 or 20 feet to spare, and the capacious gutters were unequal to the task of carrying off the water as rapidly as it was poured on to the roof. After the test of the pump and hose, etc., there was a meeting of the firemen in the courthouse. It was the first meeting since Dr. Cartwright's re election as chief. The doctor took occasion to say that although be had felt that he could not, in justice to himself, give the matter his attention, be could not be insensible of the honor that his fellow firemen had conferred upon bim, and it will be his greatest pleasure to at all times give the interests of the department his best attention. He suggested, among other things, that during the summer, at least, the various reel companies should turn out as often as once a month, in order to be assured that everything was in proper condition. Intendant Carroll was advised recently that the inside of the standpipe should be painted. The information came in the nature of a surprise. No paint had ever been been applied to the interior of the standpipe, and the inside surface has now been without protection for something like five years. It is expected that the painting will be done within the next two weeks, as soon as possible after the arrival of the necessary material. At the time of the painting the standpipe is to be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom, inside and out. LOCAL LACONICS. Until January 1st, 1000. The Twice-a-Week Enquirer, filled with the best and most reliable up-to-date news, will be furnished from the date of ttn'o loctno iiritil .Tanuarv 1st. 1900. for 81.36. Teachers' Association. There is a strong sentiment among the school teachers of York county for the organization of a teachers' association. Many were disappointed that the organization was not perfected last Monday; but this summer will answer just as well. Promising Nicely. Although somewhat backward, the wheat crop is now begiuniug to show up very nicely. Most report are of good stands and every promise of a fair crop. There are, however, of course, many contingencies that will have to be taken into account between now and harvest. Picnic of the Southern's Employees. Columbia Record : The employees of the Southern railway shops in this city and at Spencer, N. C., will unite iu having au annual picnic next month. The outing will be at Rock Hill, and the usual sports and pastimes will be indulged in besides a bountiful dinner. In Case of a Tie. It is not probable that there will be any ties in the voting for Confederate veterans to reueivc wuipuiucuvaij tickets to the Charleston re-union ; but still sucjj a thing is possible, and it should be provided for beforehand. Under the circumstances, we can think of no better plan than to place in a hat an equal number of coupons for each to the tie, and let one of the coupons be drawn out. If there is a tie, this is the way that it will be managed. The Raleigh at the Re-union. The navy department has ordered the cruiser Kaleigh, recently from Manila, to remain ut Charleston during the Confederate re-union. CONQUEST OF THE PHILIPPINES. Arrangements to Increase the American Force to 35,000 Men, A Washington dispatch of Thursday has the following with regard to proposed operations in the Philippines : Fourteen thousand regulars are to be sent to reinforce General Otis at Mauila as soon as the necessary marine transportation can be provided. The first regiment to be ordered will probably be the Seventh artillery, of which the two lieht batteries. C and M, have been ordered home from Porto Rico for the purpose. They will be sent at once to San Francisco to await available transportation across the Pacific. The 13 heavy batteries of the regiment will be equipped as infantry according to present plans, although one of them may be used as light artillery. The headquarters of the regiment and four batteries are now at Fort Slocum, N. Y., two are at Fort Adams, R. I., and one each at Portland Head, Me., Fort Preble, Me., and Grover's Cliff, Mass., Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Washington Barracks. These garrisons, like most of the other posts of the army in the United States, will be left in charge of the detachments. It is not expected that the bulk of the large body of reinforcements can reach Manila uutil the end of the rainy season, which has just begun ; but they will closely follow the departure from the Philippines of the volunteers. With the regular troops already ' ordered and on the way to Manila, General Otis will have an effective force of 21,728 men in addition to the recruits being sent every few days from the regiments already in the Philippines. This force is to be raised to 35,000 men by the time aggressive operations can be pressed in the early autumn. The volunteers to be returned to this country from Manila number barely ^ ? -- ? - ?f A?M ?ATHAotlir /"? Q _ 12,UUU, LUUIJjr Ul huuuj aic gicanj ?wbilitated, so tbe determination to send 14,000 able-bodied regulars to take their places is calculated to show the rebel leaders that the United States is terribly in earnest about meeting its responsibilities for preserving order and commanding respect throughout tbe archipelago. * ^ It is announced that tbe army in tbe Philippines will be increased to 35,000 men whether the rebels abandon tbe field or not. If Aguinaldo gives up his hopeless fight as a result of the negotiations now in progress between his followers and the president's commissioners, 35,000 men are deemed tbe right number to garrison tbe forts in the outlaying islands and establish lawful government in tbem. If tbe insurrection continues in Luzon at least 30,000 American troops, it is estimated by the authorities, will be required there for tbe campaign that will be undertaken, tbe remaining few thousand going to garrison the chief places which have been opened to foreign trade. SITUATION IN CUBA. General Gomez Is Co-Operating With the United States. A Havana dispatch says that General Gomez has determined to announce to the people of Cuba bis intention to co-operate with the United States pending the establishment of a stable, independent government. He has not yet issued a manifesto ; but will do so soon. To the correspondent of the Associated Press, General Gomez made it known that be intends to take this step after consulting the views of the leading men in his following. He is content to co-operate with the Americans until the island is pacificed, the rural police organized, the Cuban soldjers at work and insular reconstruction far advanced. No dednite period for the occupation by the Americans will be mentioned ; but the manifesto will fayor a cessation of the agitation for the immediate withdrawal of the > United States troops. The declaration will be so worded as to retain the support of those who desire independence, yet will illustrate the necessity of American assistance. Governor General Brook is aware of the purposes of Gomez, and has talked with him about tbem. The announcement will include a recital of the personal views of the commander-in-chief regarding the $3,000,000. On this point he will say that he favors buying plantations and factories in which soldiers could hold stock, drawing wages and dividends; but as the soldiers need them over present necessities the money should be paid out now. He thinks the rural police should be one body, so that detachments living in one part of the island might be sent, on emergeucy, into districts where they would not be affected by local influence. Five Havana newspapers now advocate annexation to the United States. El Reconcentrado prints a caricature of Gomez driving over the flags of Santo Domingo, Spain and Cuba, and flying the American flag. The paper asks: "What next?" JIKKK-JltiiYHUA. Smallpox is reported in Charlotte, N. C. The Pennsylvania legislature adjourned on last Thursday without electing a United States senator to succeed Quay. The last ballot resulted : Quay (R.), 93 ; Jeuk's (D.), 85; Jones (R.); 69. Total, 247. Necessary to a choice, 124; paired or not voting, 6. The Second South Carolina regiment was mustered out at Augusta, Ga., last Wednesday."." A * New York dispatch says that Thomas B. Reed has accepted an offer to become a member of the law firm of Simpson, Thatcher & Barnes, of New York city, on a guaranteed income of not less than $50,000 a year, and that he will resign his seat in congress. ^ Carter Harrison, the recently elected mayor of Chicago, is on a visit to Virginia. Brigadier General Guy V. Henry has been relieved of the military governorship of Porto Rico. It is likely that he will be succeeded by ^