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? The pugilistic world has arranged
a prize fight betweeu Robert Fitzsimmons
and James Jeffries to take
place on Coney Island ou June 9.
Jeffries is a boiler maker, with a
big reputation as a fighter, and
although a majority of the sports
think that Fitzsimmons will give him
a licking, still there is a chance that be
may win. The betting is about 7 to 5
in favor of Fitzsimmons.
? Th<? Prpqhvterian svnod. which
met in New York last Tuesday, has
discovered that some of the orphans
supported by the missionaries in India
are old enough to die of old age, and
some of the contents of the innumerable
missionary boxes which are sent
from this country for orphans go to
people long past middle age. The
synod has passed a resolution fixing 17
years as the age at which orphans
may claim such care.
? The French court of cassation has
at last granted a new trial to Captain
Dreyfus, who was some years ago sentenced
to life imprisonment on Devil's
island on the charge of having betrayed
French military secrets to a foreign
government. It is reported that an
order has been issued for an immediate
return of Dreyfus to France, and there
seems to be every reason to believe
that upon a new trial be will be acquitted.
But few people outside of
France have ever thought that Captain
Dreyfus was guilty of the crime of
which he was convicted.
? The latest news from the Philippines
is not so encouragiug as that of
last week. It is to the effect that the
rainy season is commencing, aud
with it renewed activity among the
hostile Filipinos. The Filipinos have
taken the recent peace negotiations to
mean that the Americans are geltiug
tired of fighting and they think that
now is good a time to strike. The
Americans fully realize the inadequacy
of their forces. They have fought
over a considerable area of territory .
and swept it clean of the enemy ; but
being unable to leave garrisons bebiud,
find that the Filipinos have re-occu- (
pied the territory from whicb they had
been driven. A great deal of the hard <
work, therefore, that has been done, j
is to be done over again. If the Filipinos
continue to resist, it is very
clear that they cannot be completely
subdued except with the help of a ;
much larger army than is now at hand. 1
? Mrs. W. J. Bryan, herself a graduate
of the academy for young women, '
in Jacksouville, 111., made the chief <
address to the graduating class last i
Friday. Mrs. Bryan spoke on "The ,
American Woman." She said among
other things : "The public find the
American woman an interesting subject.
This interest follows from the '
unique position in which American I
women stand today. The American !
women should be sufficiently indepen- I
dent to study her own surroundings, |
choose her own course and live the
life which is best for herself and those 1
nearest her, without regard to the
opinion of the outer world. While we i
J ? I .1 J?..?
near a great, ueai iue?c u?\o auvuu
equality, the real permanent advancement
of woman depends on her iudi- .
vidual development. When man finds ,
in woman a thorough appreciation of {
his work and aims; and the mind of
woman becomes the perfect supple- 1
meht and complement of the mind of 1
man which the Creator intended it to '
be, then will all the discussions as to !
the rights aud privileges cease." j
? Admiral Dewey telegraphed the i
navy department that he will stop at
various places on his way to the United
States, and will reach New York about 8
?. October 1. Admiral Dewey's dispatch j
did not enumerate the points where
the Olympia will touch en route to '
New York. It may be that an effort '
will be made to asoertain these for the I
benefit of the officials of some of the <
towns, especially aloug the Mediter- ,
raneau, who may desire to take official
Dotice of the visit to their ports of the
distinguished naval officer and his 1
famous flag ship. Some of Dewey's <
friends in the navy department sus- i
pect that the admiral is purposely <
evading a statement of his itinerary, ,
desiring to avoid, as far as possible, all (
demonstrations. His friends here intimate
that having been obliged by his
health to decline to attend the dinner
at Hong Kong in honor of the queen's
birthday, a very unusual declination, j
Admiral Dewey will find it impossible ,
to depart from the rule he there estah- ,
lished and attend any banquets or pop- .
ular demonstrations in tms country.
? An interesting report has been re- '
ceived at the treasury department to
the effect that paper money of the
United States is not desirable as a circulating
medium in our new possessions
in the Philippines. The report <
was not inspired by political reasons ,
or a desire to aid the cause of sound
money; but simply as a matter of
economy. It is stated that sometime 1
ago the treasury shipped something <
like $1,000,000 in paper money to the (
paymasters in the Philippines, with (
which to pay off the American forces
there engaged. In that region white
auts infest almost every house, and
they devour everything that is not
gtone or metallic. These pestiferous ?
insects made a raid on Uncle Sam's
greenbacks, and it is said they destroyed
many thousands of dollars intended
for the soldiers and sailors of our navy.
Under the circumstances it is recommended
that no more paper money be '
snipped 10 me rninppioes. Auuuruiug >
to the records of the state department
these white ants are not only offenders
against the American nation ; but they |
make no discrimination in favor of any
particular nationality when they begin
an attack. In a report of one of our
consuls, stationed at one of the Chinese I
ports, it is stated that these white ants i
are so ferocious that they made an at- j
tack upon the American consulate and ]
destroyed its entire contents, with the
exceptiou of au old iron safe in the '
consulate's office. Under the circum- 1
stances gold and silver will, in the i
future, be sent to pay our forces iu the <
Philippines. j
? The distribution of the $3,000,000 <
allowed by the United States govern- ^
ment for the Cuban army was commenced
in various Cuban towns last '
Saturday. Contrary to expectation 1
there was but little demand for the 1
money. It had been arranged that <
each Cuban soldier was to receive the <
sum of $75 in cash ; but the donation ]
was conditioned upon the surrender
by that soldier of his rifle and other
firearms used in the war. A large
element in Cuba has all along been '
preaching that the United States is '
seeking thus to disarm the inhabitants I
preparatory to robbing them absolute- <
ly of their independence. During
^ 4 5 onMinra onnlioH I
Ottiurutty UUIJ' acvou oviuiwio UJ/J/..VM I
for their portion of the money. On
Sunday, however, there were 111 ap- 1
plications. Some of the applicants of- <
fered to surrender rifles; but most of <
them bad no rifles to surrender. It (
developed that tlje rolls, as prepared ,
by the Cuban military assembly, are
very defective. Of the 111 applicants,
the names of only 30 were found on '
the rolls, and only these were paid 1
their $75 each. Twenty-five of the (
30 surrendered rifles, and the other j
five showed certificates to the effect ,
that their rifles had been turned over
to the mayors of their respective
towns. The tardiness of the soldiers '
in coming forward is thought to be occasioned
by misinformation from officers
and others who do not want them ]
to take American money. The American
officials believe that as soon as (
correct information gets out among
the people, at least 90 per cent, of the
soldiers who are entitled to received a
3hare of the $3,000,000, will come forward
with their claims.
Ihc \lorluillc (Enquirer.
? The Southern Presbyterian General
Assembly, in session at Richmond,
Va., has refused to pass a resolution
lenouncing the Sunday newspaper as
i "worldly amusement."
? The General Assembly of the
Northern Presbyterian churoh has put
tself on record as intending to wage
war against the seating of Roberts,
:he polygamous congressman recently
sleeted from Utah. An effort is being
made to stir up anti-Morman senti- '
ooent throughout Hie country.
1 - I
? The attorney general concluded an
3pinion on the question as to whether
^eese fall under the operation of the
stock law with the statement that: "I
know of no law which makes it un- i
lawful for a goose to go wherever he
pleases." Yes, yes ; it is a great coun- j
try for geese. They enjoy many privileges
here. i
? The latest reports from Governor ]
Ellerbe are to the effect that bis friends <
regard his condition as hopeless, and 1
they are prepared for the end at al- 1
most any moment. It is considered as '
altogether probable that the patient ,
will last until the hot weather sets in i
steadily, and that this will hasten dis- <
solution. His physicians are not try- 1
ing to offer auy encouragement.
? The Seaboard Air Line is doing 1
3ome surveying in the vicinity of Columbia,
with a view to entering that
3ity. There has, as yet, however, i
been no official statement as to the in- <
tentions of the railroad people, and 1
3orae Columbians are excited for fear '
that they might "get the go by." It is ,
}uite likely that Columbia will be given ]
iu opportunity to help pay some right (
>f way expenses; but really there
seems to be very little danger that the
3. A. L. people are going to be divert- <
sd from their evident intentions under
iny circumstance.
TUP r X. X-W STII11K. <
The sale of the Chester county stock '
in the Carolina and North-Western
railroad the other day at $3.10 a share,
probably puts an end to any further
immediate agitation of the big railroad
dreams that have been dimly arising
in this section during the past few
From the best information that The
Enquirer is able to obtain, Mr.
Thomas White, the purchaser of the
3tock, represents interests that a*e
friendly to the present management of
the road, and while the purchase price
does not show the extent of the faith
af their interest in the road, it shows
conclusively that this faith is not less
than $3.10 a share.
As to just who Messrs. Marion and
Barber represented, or what they were
driving at, we have not yet learned.
From all the information that we have
been able to collect, however, we have
reason to believe that they were merely
seeking to speculate either on their !
awn responsibility or as the representatives
of people in the background
who have a much better .dea of the ]
real value of this stock than seems to
be possessed by the general public.
We have been advised by people
who are in a position to know, that
the fiuancial condition of the Carolina
and North-Western railroad, and also
tc nilui!ir>nI mndition. are now much i
better than ever before in the history
}f the property. The road will easily
pay its fixed charges again this year,
md be able to show up a considerable ,
surplus for betterments. There is no
immediate probability of the payment i
>f dividends on the stock ; but with 1
;ontiuued prosperity such as has been
jnjoyed within the past few years, we 1
ire satisfied that it is easily possible
hat within four or five years more, the |
Carolina and North-Western railroad i
svill actually pay dividends to its stockholders.
Something was said not long ago
to the effect that if the York county
eommissioners should refuse to take
f2.50 a share now for the York county's
interest in the Carolina and Northwestern
railroad, it would be a long
while before they would have the refusal
of a similar offer. As to whether
or not anybody paid any especial
attention to this statement or not, we
io not know ; but it is a fact, all the
3ame, that notwithstanding the Chester
deal of a few days ago, York county's
stock will bring $2.50 a share on
the market iust anv dav. and on a lit
? w w ,
Lie pinch, it will probably bring a great
deal more than that. Chester county's
stock would have sold for a great deal
more than it did, we are reliably informed,
if Mr. Marion had not gotten
Lired so quickly.
Picnic at Cherokee Park?An Unloaded Pistol
at the Factory?Other Notes.
Correspondence of the Yorlcville Enquirer.
Blacksburg, May 29.?About 50 of
Dur young people, accompanied by a
umber of married couples as chaperones,
bad a delightful moonlight pic ic
at Cherokee Park, Broad river, on
Friday night. The weather was
;harming, the place picturesque, and
Lhere was music and dancing nntil 12
'clock, when refreshments were serv2d.
Then came the enjoyable ride
home by the light of the full moon in
ill her beauty and splendor. I guess
this will not be the only moonlight
picnic held at Cherokee Park this summer.
A boy aged about 12 years was killed
at Cherokee Falls Saturday afternoon
by the accidental discharge of a
pistol in the hands of a young man
aamed Pittson. The lad's name was
Blanton, and the pistol, as usual,
'wasn't loaded but it sent a 38 cali
oer ball crashiDg through his brain and
Look bis young life almost in an instant.
There was no inquest over his
oody; but his parents and the community
exonerate Pittson, and are
well satisfied that the killing was purely
Thore were services held in all of
our churches yesterday. Rev. Mr.
Bailey, of Cowpens, at the Baptist;
Rev. Mr. Dixon, of Sharon, at the
Presbyterian and Rev. J. C. Johnes,
of Yorkville, at the Episcopal. Services
at the Methodist church are held
every Sunday by Rev. Mr. McLeod.
"Mr. Wm. Borders has returned to
Blacksburg and is again in the livery
business with Mr. G. M. Cline.
w. A.
Hon. Wm. J. Bryan says that the
next National Democratic convention
will re-affirra the Chicago platform
entire and that it will add new planks
to cover new issues. The town of
Warden, Idaho, has been been placed
under martial law on account of the
rioting of miners. There has been a
reigu of terror in the town of Griffin,
Gra., during the past week on account
of an uprising of a secret organization
of white cotton mill operatives against
Negro laborers. The American line
steamer City of Paris is still on tbe
rocks off the coast of Cornwall, with
the gravest doubts as to whether she
can again be floated. New York
city has been excited for a week over
Lhe probable whereabouts of Marion
Clarke, a missing cbild, kidnapped by
its nurse. Admiral Schley is
making a triumphal tour of tbe west.
Nine people were killed in a
wreck on tbe Rock Island railroad,
near Waterloo, Iowa, last Sunday.
Dispatches from points in Nebraska
and Iowa tell of the fearful work of a
cyclone that passed through portions
of those states on Sunday. In one
family a father and six children were
killed. Whole sections were wiped
Closing Exercises of the High School Friday?Notes
About People.
Correspondence ot the Yorkville Enquirer.
Hickory Grove, May 29.?The
2losiug exercises of the Hickory Grove
High school will take place next Fri3ay
and Friday night. Hon. John J.
McMahan, of Columbia, will deliver
the annual address. Dinner will be
3erved on the grounds in picnic style.
Uncle Sam Blair aud Mrs. J. N.
McDill are visiting relatives at Guniown,
Miss Fannie Martin, a beautiful and
iccomplisbed young lady of Abbeville,
s the guest of Miss May Slaughter.
Messrs. T. P. McDill and B. Frank
Bcoggins leave to-day to attend the
Huuter-Dilling wedding at King's
Mrs. R. C. Howard is reported seriously
Rain is very much needed in this
Killed on the Rail.
Spartanburg special to The News
and Courier : Two persons were killed
near the fatal curve, about two and a
half miles east of the Southern depot,
here Wednesday evening. The vestibule
was whirling along at its usual
speed when the engineer saw two persons
on the track ahead of him in a
cut. He blew the danger signal, aud
when they paid no attention to that,
he put on brakes; but he was too late.
Sallie Patterson, 75 to 80 years old,
was killed dead, and her son, Lee, 35
to 40, was so bruised that he died that
night. The old woman had been to
town, as was her custom, several times
each week. She sold Hoor mops,
brooms, chairs and such things as she
mid her son could make. She exchanged
most of her nickels for whisky.
For years the drink habit has
possessed her and the sou was little
better. Some of the family had endeavored
to get them to leave the
track before the vestibule came up. A
negro ploughing close at band, knowing
their danger, urged them to get
from the track. They heeded no
warning and stolidly waited for the
coming train. The coroner's jury exonerated
the road from all blame.
Notwithstanding that, it is reported
that a lawyer is preparing to enter a
suit for damages against the road.
m 1
G. H. O'Leary?Tells you about parlor, .
bedroom, aud diningroom sets of fun- i
niture which he has on hand, besides |
everything in the furniture line, including
carpets, mattings, rugs, window
shades, cornice poles, stoves and ranges, j
He can also supply you with a buggy
and harness and horse trappings of I
every description.
James M. Starr & Co.?Wish to buy piano
coupons and to supply you with soda !
water, ice cream, etc. i
Grist Cousins?Tell you about having an
extra quality of mustard for table use, 1
jelly, apple butter, Duke's cameo to- (
bacco, breakfast bacon, fresh lemons .
and prunes.
T -r Vr __A ?u:i? n,AU T>
j. J. nuuier?i_mers you wuno i?ou * .
K's. at 15 cents, welt P. K's. at 10 to 20
cents, white and colored ducks at 10
ceuts, solid colored organdies at 10 cents,
colored lawns at 3 cents, ladies' shjrt
waists at from 25 cents up, ladies' ribbed
undervests at 5 cents ana 10 cents, Scriven's
drawers at 75 cents, and Waldorf
shirts at 50 cents.
Sam M. Grist?Has binder twine which
he will sell at the price prevailing before
the recent rise. If you want either
a Buckeye Frameless or Deering Ideal
binder, he can supply you.
C. P. Lowrauce?Don't want you to forget
him when you want anything in the
groceries and provision line. He has
small size cans of Columbia river salmon,
fresh hams and breakfast bacon,
and says he can sell you an excellent
quality of bacon at 6 cents per pound.
H. C. Strauss?Announces another cut on
5 cents lawns to 1 cent.
The county cbaingang is being moved
to Bullock's Creek township. The
first load went through Yorkville yesterday
; there will be some more today,
and the convicts will be marched
through tomorrow.
The county road plant now consists
of 23 convicts, three 2-mule teams 1
with wagons, one 10-horse power por- !
table engine, rock crusher, screen and i
elevator, one road scraper, two wheel <
scrapers, two drag scrapers, one forge, ?
picks and shovels, etc.
In addition to the above, there is <
now in process of construction by
Messrs. J. J. Kellar & Co., a large box '
M kot i a tn Kft m nil fl t pH
uai auaugcuicuu tuui to w w
on wheels and used as a commissary, i
The new location of the chaingang
will be on the Pinckney road, at a
point about nine miles southwest of
Yorkville. The gang will probably '
remain there for about three months, <
after which it will go to Broad River 1
Winthrop's graduating class this
year is an unusually large one. The
officers and members are as follows :
President, Lilla Kennerly Johnstone ;
vice-president, Harriet Eleanor Wannamaker;
secretary, Alma May Johns;
treasurer, Margaret Smith Burnet; Pearl
Barnett, Leila Estelle Black, Charlotte 1
Elizabeth Blair, Mary Iola Bowen, Nettie |
Brice, Lillian May rsrocK, ceujan urena
Brown, Margaret Smith Burnet, Henrietta
Elizabeth Carlisle, Katherine Goode ,
Carter, Lola Montez Casey, Frances Maud
Chaplin, Lucia Blair Coit, Lilis Cousar, (
Jessie Alma Coleman, Mary Leila Col- ,
lins, Mary Belle Dantzler, Sara Cook
Dantzler, Mannie Katherine Diukins, Ida 1
Belle Easterling, Katherine May Ed- i
wards, Nell Pegnes Evans, Emma Virginia
Farmer, Tweedie Dora Gardner, 1
Eleanor Josephine Godfrey, Mary Vin- 1
centia Gribbin, Lula Lee Hinnant, Alma
May Johns, Lilla Kennerly Johnstone, 1
Laura Triphosa Kee, Maggie Kirkley, |
Clara A. Langley, Edith Isabel Lyles,
Mary Alice Michan, Eva Martin Moore, I
Mary Evelyn McRae, Josie MacSwain, <
Lida Neil, Ella Pomilia Nissen, Sara
Jumelle Owens, Frances R. Parish, Eliza '
Barnwell Rhett, Mary Crawford Sadler,
Mary Elizabeth Salley, Nellie Raysor
Salley, Irene Salley, Lizzie Elmira Scar- 1
borough, Clara Sledge, Ora Imeeue <
Smith, Estella Smoak, Lillier Miller Stevens,
Caroline Dickson Timtnons, Maud
InezTilltnat), Mary Blanchard Thomson,
Harriet Eleanor Wannamaker, Mary Annie
Wbitinire, Bertha Vogt Wells; S. Janie
Wylie, Ellie L. Zemp. ' J
The annual election for members of 1
the Yorkville town council and trus- |
tees of the Yorkville Graded school J
took place on last Saturday.
The ticket, as nominated in the re- 1
cent public meeting, was perfectly sat- '
isfactory to the people of the town, '
and as there was no probability of any 1
opposition, there was only a light poll?
46 votes in all.
The new council is composed as fol- j
lows: W. R. Carroll, intendant; John (
M. Hope, S. A. McElwee, G. H. (
O'Leary and Geo. W. Williams, war- |
dens. The only change in the coun- (
cil, therefore, is the substitution of Mr.
Williams for Mr. Parish, who, as al- j
ready explained, is absent from town {
too much of bis time to admit of his j
further service. ,
Messrs. H. C. Strauss and W. D. (
(ilenn were elected as sctiooi irusiees?
Mr. Strauss as his own successor
and Mr. Glenn in place of J. S. Brice,
Esq., who considered that by reason of
his previous service, he was entitled
to honorable retirement.
On the question of exempting from
municipal taxation except for school
purposes, for a period of five years,
new manufacturing establishments of
uot less than $40,000 capital, the vote
was 16 yes and 27 no. The proposition
was accordingly killed.
Quite a large number of people participated
last Saturday in a big celebration
on the Cowpens battlefield in
Cherokee county. They went from
York, Union, Spartanburg and the adjoining
counties of North Carolina,
making up a crowd of several thousand.
A large proportion of the crowd arrived
on Friday afternoon. They
camped on the field or spent the night
with hospitable families in the vicinity,
as they preferred, and were on hand
bright and early to welcome those of
? 1 J! J . 1 4.
me visitors woo uiu not Degm tu arrive
until Saturday morning. 1
An interesting programme was com- i
menced with prayer by Rev. J. D. c
Bailey, followed by an address of wel- ?
come by Colonel H. P. Griffith. t
Amos J. Cummings, of New York, i
made the principal address of the day. ?
His general subject was the patriotism s
of the American people, and during c
bis speech he reviewed not "only the 1
war of the Revolution ; but the Civil i
war and the last war. He was gener- i
jus in his praise of the valor and heroem
of the southern soldier during the
Civil war, and he thought that the
Spanish war had forever recemented
the bonds of friendship betweeu north
ind south.
Short speeches were made by Congressmen
Wilson, Finley and Latimer
and Major John F. Jones, and the exercises
of the day were concluded with
an interesting historical address by
Ron T T> Ruilov nf flnmnpna Rpv
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J. D. Bailey told the whole story of
the battle in such a way as to make
bis bearers understand distiuctly the
different positions occupied by the
forces engaged from start to finish.
How the British and Americans alternately
wavered and returned to the
light, and bow, at last, the British gave
way under the well-directed fire of
the riflemen and furious charges of
There was a big picnic dinner, and
the people generally were so well
pleased with the success of the celebration
from all points of view, that
they decided upon frequent repetitions
jf it. The battle of Cowpens was
fought on January 17, 1781, and this
was the first celebration on the battlefield
since 1856. Previous to that date
3uch celebrations were frequent.
Mrs. Esther Lewis, widow of the
late James S. Lewis, Esq., died at her
home iu Yorkville last Saturday mornl
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ous she seemed to be in the enjoyment
of her usual good health, and death,
which was caused by heart failure,
came with unusual suddenness.
Mrs. Lewis was a native of Charlotte,
N. C. She was born on North
Tryon street, on October 2, 1821. Her
maiden name was Holbrook, and she
was married to James S. Lewis, Esq.,
on November 13, 1842. She came to
Yorkville shortly afterward, and continued
an honored and esteemed resident
of the town up to the time of her
Mrs. Lewis was a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church. She connected
herself with this church in
Charlotte in 1842, and all her life has
been noted as a most zealous and earnest
Christian worker. The older people
remember, and indeed the younger
people, too, as long as her health and
3trength permitted, that one of her
noble characteristics was her willingness
to minister to the sick. She was
a most capital nurse, patient, skilled
and attentive, and no matter bow
pressing her household duties, her lime
and care, without money and without
price, was always at the service of
neighbors afflicted with serious illness.
Thpr? are many DeoDle in Yorkville
qow who have especial cause to remember
with feelings of the deepest
gratitude the great obligations uuder
which, in times past, they have been to
this Christian lady.
Mrs. Lewis was the mother of seven
children, of whom two sons and three
daughters survive her. The sons are
Mr. Joseph Lewis, of Yorkville, and
Mr. Albert Lewis, of New Haven,
Connecticut. The daughters are Mrs.
Hattie Berry and Misses Mary and
Katie Lewis. Of her brothers and sisters
only two are living?Mrs. M. E.
Smith, of Yorkville and Rev. Elam H.
Holbrook, of Texas.
The funeral of Mrs. Lewis took place
from the Methodist Episcopal church
an last Sunday, the services being conducted
by Rev. A. N. Brunson, the
So far as The Enquirer has information,
there was no special agitation
of the pro and cons of the tax
exemption question that was voted on
t)y the people of Yorkville last Satur
The result of the election, however,
s gratifying. The proposition to make
such a general exemption was wrong
n principle and calculated to bring
about complications that might give
trouble in the future. The voters of
ihe town showed good sense in voting
against exemption.
The only enterprise now in sight
hat would have been affected by the
proposed ordinance is Mr. McClain's i
jotton mill. It will be remembered
hat some time ago the town council
jntered into a contract with Mr. McDlain
whereby it was agreed that the
xiill should be exempted from taxaion
for a period of 20 years. The ,
:ouncil was evidently not aware of the
"act at the time ; but it developed af- i
erward that it had no power to make <
such an agreement. In the meantime,
>u the presumption that the trade was
atrade, Mr. McClain had already gone
)n with the establishment of bis mill.
Dtherwise it may have suited him <
letter to erect it on his property with>ut
the incorporate limits of town.
Had the issue last Saturday been
squarely on the question of exempting
VIr. McClain's mill in the light of the 1
'acts outlined, it is probable that the
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iven these facts would not justify a
general exemption.
But still, the situation is such that :
he council has it in its power to cor ect
its previous mistake to the very
:onsiderable benefit of the town. It 1
lometime back gave to Mr. McClain <
he exclusive franchise to sell light in i
n the town of Yorkville. Of course, !
is to whether it bad the right to grant i
iuch exclusive franchise is another I
juestion ; but, at the time same, Mr.
UcClain is going to put in a plant to i
supply private consumers, and the
council is now in a better position than
ever to make a liberal contract witb
him for lighting the town.
Rev. G. A. Trenholm, D. D., a native
of Charleston, and who, after
1878, was for six years pastor of the
Presbyterian church in Chester, died
at St. Joseph, Mo., on last Friday.
Intendant \V. R. Carroll, of Yorkville,
attended the third annual session
of the Mayor's Conveution at Newberry
last week, and was elected secretary
of that body. Mayor Arch B. Calvert,
of Spartanburg, was elected president.
The next annual convention is
to be held in Spartauburg.
Dr. C. M. Kuykendal was in wasnington
last Thursday. The Washington
correspondent of the Charleston
Post, in trying to tell about it, however,
gets matters very much mixed.
He has it this way : "Mr. C. McKee
Kendall, of Yorkville, S. C., is in the
city on a business trip. While here he
is stopping at the St. James hotel."
Cards are out announcing the marriage
on June 1st, at Port Jefferson, N.
Y., of Miss Minnie Bayles, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Bayles, to
Mr. William Mack, son of Rev. Dr. and
Mrs. J. B. Mack, of Fort Mill, S. C.,
and a rising young lawyer of Northport,
Long Island. Mr. Mack is a
graduate of Davidson College.
Dr. J. H. Saye, of Sharon, takes
some pride in the fact that be is a direct
descendant of the patriot who fired
the first shot at the battle of Cowpens.
John Savage, of Union county, was the
man. In his eagerness, he was a little
previous, too. Morgan bad ordered
the Americans to hold their fire until
he gave the order. But before Morgan
was ready Savage picked out a British
officer and let him have it with such
good effect that be took no further
part in that battle or any subsequent
proceedings. Afterward, Savage had
a narrow escape from court martial for
disobedience ; but the' Americans felt
so good over the result of the battle,
that he escaped. John Savage was
Dr. Saye's great-grandfather.
Mainly for the purpose of getting
material for a story of the trip ; but
incidentally for recreation and pleasure,
a representative of The Enquirer
went overall but a few miles of the
Carolina and North-Westeru last Saturday.
It was the first time this particular
representative had made the
trip in a half dozen years or more,
and during the day he saw a great
deal of which he had previously bad
but au imperfect idea.
As a matter of fact, the Carolina
and North-Western is an interesting
line of railroad. From Yorkville to
Gastonia the features presented are
generally quite commonplace, especially
to the people of ibis immediate
section. About the only thing that
is calculated to attract especial attention
is the building of the "new" cotton
mill at Clover. Work is now under
full headway and progressing rapidly.
It is in the form of an addition
to the old mill, practically doubling
the capacity of the latter, and furnishing
a guarantee of the -increased importance
of the town.
On up to Gastonia there have been
very few changes* in the landscape.
The country looks-just about the same
as it has looked for years. There are
the same cotton and corn crops along
the sides of the railroad ; hut maybe a
little more wheat than for sometime
past. There is also a considerable
amount of timber; much more than is
to be seen along the railroad further
south. However, one does not begin
to grow really interested until he
reaches Gastonia. Up to that point he
has been pretty lonesome on the train.
There are only two or three passengers
besides himself. At Gastonia, however,
quite a crowd comes aboard, and
fills most of the seats. From the railroad
the town looks about like any
other town ; but it quickly develops
that the wonderful growth and progress
of the place is the principal topic
of conversation among the new passengers.
One of them was heard to
say : "It is the npost progressive town
in the state, and it is growing faster
thau any other town in either North
or South Carolina. They already
have five or six cotton mills here, and
I understand they are preparing to let
contracts for three more in a week or
two. Yes, sir! it beats anything in
the way of progress i ever saw."
Members of the party to whom the
speaker addressed his remarks, each
had somethiog to say along the same
line, and it was quite clear that the
progressive little city is at no loss for
friends to trumpet its rapid strides.
Dallas is a small old town of slow
growth. There is a cotton mill there,
and in the immediate vicinity of the
depot there seems to be plenty of industrial
activity. On up to Lincolnton
there is no special incident to attract
attention, except the station of
Hardin's, near which there is a cotton
mill run by water power. It is located
on the South Fork of Catawba river.
At Lincolnton there is a close connection
with the Seaboard Air Line
train going toward Shelby. Most of
the passengers who bad taken the
Carolina and North-West6rn at Gastonia
got off here, and a few new passengers
got on to go further up the
road ; some stopping off at Maiden,
Newton, Conover and Hickory, all
flourishing towns.
The most noticeable feature of the
laudscape on approaching Newton, is
the famous wheat fields of Catawba
county. Fields of wheat extend back
as far as the eye can reach on either
side of the railroad, and most of it looks
as if it is good for at least jlO or 15
bushels to the acre, or perhaps more.
It is at Newton that the Carolina
and North-Western first strikes the
Western North Caroliua railroad, now
one of the most important lines of
the great Southern system. Formerly,
as is generally remembered, the
Carolina and North Western got from
Newton to Hickory with the use of a
third rail on the Western North Carolina
track. Now, however, the narrow
gauge is independent, with a roadbed
and track of its own. It runs
parallel with the Western North Carolina
for a distance of 10 miles, and at
no point is it more Chan 100 feet away.
For most of the distance the two roads
run within 20 feet of each other.
At Hickory the Carolina and Northwestern
makes close connection with
the Southern. The Southern was a
few minutes late on Saturday, and
there was an opportunity to see a little
of the town. Hickory is a thriving
place.. There are several large factories
there, and also quite a considerable
lumber business. The business
portion of the town fronts on the railroad,
not more than a stone's throw
distance, with a long narrow park between.
There are some handsome
buildings in the town, public and business
buildings, and also as much shade
as seems to be required. All the surroundings
have a decidedly businesslike
look that is more suggestive,
probably, of Gastonia, than any of the
other towns mentioned. Hickory,
however, has not nearly kept pace
with Gastonia. But a very good practical
idea of the importauce of the
place may be gathered from a remark
of a station agent to the effect that'
during the week ending Saturday, the
Southern railroad had taken 42 loaded
cars out of the town, and the Carolina
and North-Western bad taken 30. The
cars were loaded principally with lum
ber, dressed and rough, aud in tbe
form of finished building material.
There were also two or three carloads
of wagoDS and several of mixed man- ,
The trip of Saturday was continued
only to Granite Falls, 78 miles north of
Yorkville and 12 miles south of Lenoir.
This is a little towp of 600 or
700 population that has been built up
entirely through the transportation
facilities offered by the Carolina and
North-Westero. There are a number
of sbingle and lumber mills, a building
material factory, a roller mill and
other smaller industries. The sides of
tbe railroad are piled with more lumber
and shingles, etc., than could be
hauled away iu weeks of steady work.
There is a big cotton mill on the river,
about a mile from the railroad, and
tbe industrial activity everywhere
apparent is sufficient to indicate a
considerable amount of prosperity. As
yet, however, the people seem to be
bent only on making money. They do
not seem "to have commenced to live."
Back down tbe road between Granite
Falls and Hickory, is tbe^tation of
Winklers. There is nothing here much
except a log boom and a big saw mill
on the river. Logs are floated -down
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water, and sawed up here at the rate
of from 40,000 to 60,000 feet a day.
The lumber is all shipped to eastern
cities by way of the Carolina 'and
Nortb-Western railroad. One of the
saw mill men told of a loss that was
entailed by the great freshet of some
weeks back. At that time there were
many thousand logs in the boom.
The boom was broken by the high
water, and the logs went down the
river. A day or two afterward one of
the saw mill men went down the river
in a row boat in search of his logs. It
was the intention, if the logs could be
rounded up anywbere, to put down a
saw mill plant and convert them into
lumber on the spot. But it was no
good. The mill man went down as
far as the C. C. & A. railroad bridge
between Fort Mill and Rock Hill?a
distance of about 75 miles?without
overtaking bis logs. The logs, probably,
were finally lodged in the swamps below
In addition to the industrial activity
arouDd Winkler's, the station has another
feature that is of growing interest.
It is here that "The Cliffs," are
located, and within the past few years
the spot has become a popular pleasure
resort, especially with tbe North
Carolina people. A good many Chester
people go up from time to time, and
occasionally there are parties from this
immediate vicinity. To lovers of nature
and beautiful scenery "The
Cliffs" is an ideal locality. It is here
that a high bluff, extending all the way
back to Hickory, a distance of three
miles, stops abruptly at the rjver.
The railroad runs along at the foot of
the bluff. The water washes the embankment
on one side of the track,
while on the other side there is a precipitous
wall of moss and laurel covered
rock that is more than a hundred
and fifty feet high. The railroad people
have added quite a number of
improvements that contribute to a comfortable
enjoyment of the scenery. At
the mouth of a ravine which divides
two bluffs, there is a handsome little
station building, so constructed as to
admit of shelter for several hundred
people, aud provided with especial accommodations
for ladies and children.
Paths have been cut along the sides of
blutfs to admit of ascent to the apex of
the highest blutf, and here, in a shady
grove, is located a tabernacle with a
seating capacity for 1,500 people.
In shady nooks along the various winding
paths, are benches upon which the
young people may rest, and at various
points there may be obtained views of
the river for a distance of two miles or
more in either direction. Down below,
the railroad forming the dam,

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