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? On last Saturday two Mormon elders were arrested in Taylor county, Georgia, for refusing to pay poll taxes. The elders claimed they were preachers and exempt. The judge of the superior court stated, from the bench that he refused to recognize them as preachers and assessed a line. The elders had no money and were started off to jail, but succeeded in getting the jailer to accept their watches as security until they could send for money to pay the Dues, rresiaeui Rich, of the Southern-Mormon society, says he will proceed in the courts against the Taylor couutv judge. ? The Transvaal situation is unchanged, according to all obtainable official information, says a London dispatch of Wednesday ; but the continued delay of the Boer answer to Great Britain's demand for a joint inquiry as to the effect upon the Outlauders of the proposed franchise reform measures, makes matters look more serious. The war office has completed its preparations for an emergency force of 20,000 men to be ready to leave within a week. Fast steamers for their transportation are waiting ordes. It is said that the Grenadier Guards, now at Gibraltar, and the Twenty-first Lancers, now in Egypt, may be sent to South Africa in addition to the other regiments which have already been ordered. ? In time Washington will be the great Roman Catholic educational centre of the United States. The head of the Franciscan Order, heretofore in New York city, is to come to Washington during the fall, making the third novitiate to be located by the side of the Catholic university, and the new Trinity college for women will make the fourth. The other novitiates are the House of the Paulist Society and the Holy Cross college, the latter _r ine UUV11IU116 Ul liUC uuirciauj UI Notre Dame, Indiana, to be opened in September and to be dedicated in October with elaborate ceremonies. In no section of the United States are the Roman Catholics so numerous as in Washington and the country around it. Maryland was settled by the Catholics, and those who have come after Lord Baltimore have kept the old faith with a resoluteness which is quite astonishing, considering the falling away from early religious traditions and beiief which is part of the history of Protestant colonial settlements. ? Says Bradstreet's: A record which cannot be characterized otherwise than as remarkable was made by the United States as an exporter of manufactures during the last fiscal year. The total exports of this class of products for the year were valued at $338,667,794, a figure slightly in excess of the estimate of the chief of the treasury bureau of statistics made over a month ago. The totalis nearly $48,000,000, or 16 per cent, in excess of that for the preceding fiscal year and is over double the value of exports of manufactures in 1891. In order to appreciate the increased share which manufactures are taking in the total volumes of our exports, it will be of service to recall the fact that while in 1891 they formed only 12.48 per cent, of the total, in 1 OAO Urt/3 maAn ft OA AO rvor nont ?OVO IUCJ uauuocu tv J/Vl wuv.} aud in the fiscal year 1899 the proportion was increased to 28.15 per cent. The fact that the great increase in exports of our manufactures in the fiscal year just closed was made at a time of rising prices for such goods would seem to indicate that the ability of the manufacturers of the United States to compete with success in the markets of the world rests no longer upon conjecture. ? Henry M. Neill, the cotton crop expert of New Orleans, who predicted the enormous crops of 1894-95, 1897? 98 aud 1898-99, is out with a forecast indicating that the crop now maturing will exceed any of these aud may reach the unprecedented total of 12,000,000 hales. In a circular, issued last Tuesday, he says : On August 13, 1898, I stated that the promise for the crop of 1898-99 was equal or superior to that of 1897-98 and vastly better in Texas, aud the outlook with even some unfavorable conditions thereafter would show a crop of 10,500,000 bales assured, with 1.000,000 to 1,500,000 more within range of possibilities. This crop turns out about 11,250,000 bales in spite of the most severe wiuter ever kuown in the south, during which a deal of cotton was lost in the field. That it would have reached 11,700,000 and possibly 12,000.000, but for this heavy loss, is now generally admitted. For the present crop I am satisfied that on an average the promise per acre is fully equal, if not superior, to that of last year at this date. Texas, with the exception of the loss in the Brazos valley, which will hardly reach 100,000 bales, has been particularly favored with alternate rain and sunshine and now promises the best crop to the acre ever known." ? Says a Lexington, Ky., dispatch of Wednesday : From every county but nine of the 119 composing the state, one of the most remarkable gatherings of Kentuckians ever assembled in the interest of any political cause met today in accordance with the call of Chairman P. P. Johnston, of the State Central and anti-Goebel Democratic committee, for the purpose of nominating a full ticket to oppose the ticket nominated at Louisville in June and headed by Wm. Goebel. Over 3,000 people were in their seats in the convention hall, of whom over 900 were delegates. All were seated at 1.55 p. m., when Hon. Phil Thompson, Sr., caUed the convention to order. The resolutions adopted declare the Louisville nominees not nominees of the Democratic party; demand the enactment of a law giving force to the sectiou of the state constitution which provides for deprivation of office by any person who, to secure his nomination or election, has been guilty of the unlawful use of money or other things [of value, or has been guilty of fraud or intimidation, bribery or corrupt practice, etc., endorses the Chicago platform and Bryan for president in 1900; denouuces the Goebel. election law ; favors the regulation of railroads' so as to prevent extortion, and condemns McKiuley for alleged advancement of the interests of the trusts. Hon. Theodore Hallman, of Kenton, nominated John Young Brown for governor, and the nomination was made by acclamation. ehc -yorliriltc (Enquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.: SATURDAY, AUGUST 19' 1899. ? The Gaffney Manufacturing company made a contribution of 5,000 yards of shirting for the benefit of Porto Rico storm sufferers, and Secretary of War Root returned his personal thanks. ? A correspondent of the New York Sun argues to uphold government by injunction. He quotes seven of the Divine mandates contained in the Ten Commandants, and makes the point that since these injunctions were thundered from Sinai, Mr. Bryan is the first man to attack the principle on which they were based. The fellow who suggests such a precedent as this to sustain his position is evidently unable to distinguish between the mean, selfish prejudice, of poor, weak man and the infallible justice of Almighty God. "Thou shalt not kill," says one of the injunctions that was published from Sinai. "Thou laborer sbalt not resist the oppression of heartless corporation," is the injunction of a Federal judge. Although Mr. Bryan teaches obedience to the first injunction and rebels at the second, we are unable to see that he is inconsistent. ? Henry M. Neill, the cotton crop prophet, is at it ugain, and in the face of bis failure last year, to put a crop of 12,000,000 bales upon the market, he is out in a prediction for the coming crop, remarks the Charlotte Observer. He missed it last year by over 1,000,000 bales, and the chances are that he will miss it by nearly 2,000,000 bales this year. His "prediction" just issued for the crop now maturing will reach 12,000,000 bales, and despite his bad break last year, the market manipulators will go to work upon the Neill cue, and regulate prices accordingly. How true this is, is evidenced by the fact that since Neill's prediction was published two days ago, cotton has dropped on so points, wmuu icpicsents a loss of $2.25 per bale. Neill may mean well ; but be is the best friend the cotton speculators have and the worst enemy the cotton producers have ever known, as The Observer endeavored to show some months ago. There is the smallest chance in the world that the coming crop will approximate 12,000,000 bales ; but Neill has said it and the market is being warped accordingly. ? In the last issue of the Gastonia Gazette, Editor Marshall announces that the editorship and management has been transferred to Mr. VV. M. Grier, a son of Dr. W. M. Grier, president of Due West college. The information comes to The Enquirer in tbe nature of a surprise. We had not previously.heard any intimation of it. But while the new editor and manager will have our best wishes, we cannot entirely stifle certaiu regrets at the severance of the connection of Mr. Marshall with this excellent paper. In our opinion, Mr. Marshall has made The Gazette one of the best weekly newspaper in tbe state of North Carolina, and tbe value of himself and paper to the town of Gastonia has been inestimable. This fact is generally realized and Appreciated by all outsiders familiar with tbe circumstances. We might remark also that no one man has contributed more to the remarkable growth and prosperity of Gastonia, and received less credit for his efforts. What Mr. Marshall pronnsps t.n do w? have no information : but wherever he may be, he will have the best wishes of The Enquirer for health, wealth and prosperity. In the meantime, we feel sure that we will continue to look upon The Gazette, under its new management, as one of our most valued exchanges. OUTLAWRY IN GREENWOOD. Ruffians Trying to Bear the Price of Farm Lands. J. A. Hoyt, Jr., writing to the Columbia State from Greenwood, under date of August 15, sends the following sensational story : A portion of this county between Greenwood and Phoenix, has for more than a week past been terrorized by a gang of so-called whitecaps engaged in whipping -Negroes. The whitecaps sJ began Monday night a week ago and entered the houses of several Negroes who were taken out and whipped. Since then this performance has been several times repeated and the Negroes are badly frightened. The object of the whitecaps is to drive off Negro tenants iu order to secure control, at low prices, ot valuable farm lands iu that section, much of which is rented to Negroes by the white landlords. There is no political foundation for the troubles and the offenders are said to belong to a low class of whiles. The Negroes have taken to the woods and swamps at night to avoid the visitation of the gang, and many of the colored people have come to Greenwood, some of them bringing all their possessions and refusing to go back home. Iuoffensive Negroes are said to have been whipped and they have told their troubles to white friends here ; but are afraid to talk openly. So far as known, none have left this community. The better class of people deplore the occurrences, and until now the matter has been kept quiet; but today the sheriff wired the governor for assistance, stating his inability to control the situation. It is reported that Governor McSweeny will be here tomorrow with Attorney General Bellioger and some action will be taken. It does not seem to be the object of the gaug to kill or seriously injure the Negroes. They simply want them to leave the community in order that the lands may be rented by white tenants. It is a hue farming section producing good crops ; but it is thickly settled by Negroes, although the colored population was somewhat thinned out immediately after the election riots last November. The Negroes are now Ko^li, onoro/l ond the nhieet of the vol jr UOUIJ OV/UIVW ?~ J whitecaps has nearly been attained. This is the version of the story as gained from Greenwood men. A large landowner of that section told me today that he had his Negroes sleep in bis barn for protection, and that the colored population is terrorized. Two hundred Negroes from that vicinity spent Saturday night in Greenwood to avoid the visitation of the whitecaps. The same masterly inactivity which characterized the sheriff's office in the November riots, bangs over that office iu this instance and nothing has yet been done. WILL ENFORCE THE LAW. But Does Not Care to Incur Unnecessary Expense. Governor McSweeney is seeking to still further reduce the expense of enforcing the dispensary law. Within the past few days he has addressed the following letter to the mayors and intendants of towns and cities throughout the state: Dear Sir: As the head of your municipal government, I take it that you are interested in the maintenance of law and order. I feel that I can and that I have a right, as governor of the state, to call upon you to aid in any effort that is made for the public weal and the proper enforcement of law. It is contrary to the ordinances of your municipality, because it is forbidden by the constitution of the state, that any liquor should be sold other' than as provided by the dispensary law. If you have a dispensary you share in the profits from the sale of liquors through the dispensary. In view of this fact, if not on the higher ground that to sell whisky in any other way is a violation of law, I feel that you should, through%your police force, put ctown the illicit sale of whisky in your city or town. I desire to know if I can depend on you to see that the dispensary law is enforced and violators of it are arrested and brought before the proper legal tribunals for trial. I ask your aid in this matter and would be glad to have your views on the subject. I desire to further reduce the constabulary force, and, if possible, to remove them from the cities and towns, except it may be to aid the local police in working up special cases. If in your judgment your local police is unable to stop the illicit sale of whisky in your town, I would be* glad to have you say so frankly. In that event I will then know how to proceed. I desire to have the dispensary law enforced, and shall spare no means within my power to see that it is. I hope to have it done with as little friction as possible and by the ordinary legal machinery of the state. In case that cannot be done, then I shall use the constabulary force with all the power given by the law. Our business is to see that the law is enforced. If any city or town is unable to enforce the law and to stop the violations of it, and state constables have tO 06 S6Dt IDere, 1 soull icuuujiucuu iu the state board of control that the expenses of these constables be paid out of the city's or town's share of the profits. If there is no dispensary in your town, the dispensary law must be enforced anyway and violators of it brought to justice, and provision will be made to have it done if your local authorities are unable to do so. I am satisfied that with the proper effort on the part of the cities and towns of this state, with their local police, the dispensary law can be better enforced, and with less friction than by state constables. The only question is will the city and town councils give that aid which is necessary. That is the information I am now seeking through you as the head of your municipal government. Your early attention to this matter is desired." Until January 1st, 1900. TheTwice-a-Week Enquirer, fill ed with the best and most renaoie news, will be furnished from the date of this issue until January 1, 1900, for 76 cents. For two dollars we will give The Enquirer for one year and a musliu-bouud copy of Rev. J. H. Ingraham's "Prince of the House of David." J LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ' Louis Roth?Says the governor was not at Tirzab because business kept him away. Next year, Roth thinks that business will probably take tho governor there, while business elsewhere will probably keep Roth away. Mrs. T. M. Dobson?Wants everybody to remember that she sells all kinds of notions, hosiery and millinery cheaper than is sold elsewhere, and gives a list and prices of a number of articles which she is ready to sell now. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Johnson celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Rock Hill last Wednesday night. Mr. Johnson, who was from t Charlotte, N. C., was married to Miss j Josephine Kerr, of Indiaua, in Yorkville, on August 16, 1849, by Rev. P. s E. Bishop, of the Presbyteriau church. ? The golden wedding celebration was j participated in by a number of invited c friends of the estimable couple, aud a i pleasant feature of the evening was ( the reading of the following lines by c Mr. Johnson to the loved partner of j the joys aud woes of his life: s Just fifty years ago tonight j We stepped on the stage of married life. Old Indiana gave the bride, The fairest gem she had, And North Carolina gave the groom, A bright and cheerful lad. Well, we have climed the hills, Joe, 4 And hand in hand together, ( And many's been our joys and woes j That we have had together. Now we are growing old, Joe; < But still our days are blest , With health and friends and a little home ( In which to take our rest. t Our hair is turning gray, Joe, s That once was like the raven's ; , But still we have the joys aud smiles, Unmixed with worldly cravings. Now we are hastening on, Joe, , Still you aDd I together, ? And when we cross the river, Joe, f May our joys flow on forever. ^ THE FIRST BALE. < The first bale of new cotton was i sold on the Yorkville market last f Wednesday, August 16, by Mr. Sam t W. Inman. It weighed 370 pounds, ( was classed as strict middling, and s was bought by Mr. John M. Hope for 1 6 cents a pound. c By Wednesday's sale, Mr. Inman \ breaks all previous records for first \ bale sales on this market. As a matter of fact, however, he held the record \ himself, having sold bis first bale of the s 1896 crop on August 19, which was t then the earliest date on which a bale f of new cotton had ever been sold in ^ York county. s Looking back over the record to c 1870, the reporter finds that the dates t of sales of first bales range from t August 16, as indicated above, to Sep- s tember 18, on which last named date, c in 1877, the earliest first bale was sold 8 byv Mr. John Nichols to Mr. J. A. g Carroll for 9} cents a pound. v The first bale last year was sold by c Mr. Sam W. Inman, on September 2d, 1 and the first bale of the previous year (3 was sold by Mr. John F. Williams on the same date. Mr. Inman also sold a a bale on that day ; but not until after i Mr. Williams's cotton had been deliv- v ered and paid for. The first bale of 1 1898 brought 5 cents and the first i bale of 1897 brought 6 cents. j The present cotton crop is now e cracking open quite rapidly, condi- c ditions for picking are very favorable, 1 and it is likely that within a few days, a the market will become lively. > i A ROUT PEOPLE. Y Mrs. C. P. Lowrance is quite ill. t Miss Jessie Fewell, of Rock Hill, is visiting friends in Yorkville. Mrs. M. S. ClarksoD, of Charlotte, ' N. C., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. I Tbos. F. McDow. c Mrs. J. J. Kellar received a tele- c gram on Weduesday, anuouucing the c death of a sister at Durham, N. C., on that day. Miss Anna J.* Smith, of Bandana, t returned home Wednesday after a two a weeks' visit to her aunt, Mrs. J. M. v Hughes, at Grover, N. C. The late Mrs. Caroline McGill a Whitesides, whose death was mentioned in the last issue of The Enquirer, was aged 74 years, 3 months and 19 k days. She . leaves a husband?the o venerable and highly esteemed Mr. a John B. Whitesides?7 children and 39 "] grand-children. Mrs. Whitesides was s known, loved and respected all throughout the western portion of the county as a lady who accomplished c great good by works and example. 1< Rev. J. C. Johnes writes The En- y quirer a note from Hendersonville, v N. C., under date of August 16. He f( is in bad luck. His bicycle broke ^ down about half way between Chimney Rock and Rutberfordton, and he 1 would have been stranded had it not 0 been for the baggage wagon, which c came along an hour or two later. At 8 the time of writing his note he was on H the lookout for a repair shop, with but ^ little prospect of finding one. He ajoa afraid fhnt. his t.fin WOllld be in- C " Mw **" v?" ' ?r terrupted, in which event, of course, 1 those interesting descriptions be would have written of the country will not c be forthcoming. The Enquirer sin- p cerely hopes that the accident was repaired all right, and most of its readers, no doubt, hope the same thing. a . !_ s BEATING A RETREAT. p The army worm, which appeared in p the northern part of the county some y two weeks ago in such large numbers, p and which threatened so much dam- o age, has about disappeared as mysteri- t ously as it came. 8 Mr. D. G. StantOD, of Bethel, was in t Yorkville on Wednesday. He said d that the worms were on his plantation g large numbers; but he bad not seen inything of tbem for several days Chey did some damage to young corn ind various other kinds of vegetation ; tut the damage was nothing like what t might buve been bad the worms coninued their ravages. Information of the same gratifying tuture comes from Clover. The EniUlRER made inquiry on Thursday oT Jr. W. B. Stroup. Mr. Stroup said .bat be bad Dot beard anything of the vorms for several days, and he thought hey were getting fewer. They did :onsiderahle damage in the Clover teighborbood; but the damage was >ot nearly so extensive as it might iave been. The reporter has been trying to get iorae ODe to give a satisfactory theory is to the probable cause of the disapjearance of the worms. The solution if the matter has not yet been found. Vll are agreed that the worms have lisappeared as mysteriously as they same, and that is about all there is of t, except that no regret is expressed it their departure which, it is hoped, s permanent. WITH BRAINS AND ENERGY. In spite of all that can be said to the :ontrary, there are numerous opportulities in every line of industry, which or development, depend upon the energy and intelligence of the individual -ather than upon any shifting vagary >f chance. This observation is Dot inended to except any legitimate purluit, and along with the rest it includes igncuiture. The readers of The Enquirer have >een advised from time to time of difereut important achievements of Mr. 3. H. Smith, who lives six miles south >f Yorkville. Mr. Smith has been nentioned in connection with successul pork raising,- be is known all over his section as a producer of large luautitiesof fine celery, and although in unusually good farmer generally, ie has of late been giving his espe:ial attention to truck gardening, with vbich there is reason to believe be vill make a success. On the assurance that there would >e found something of interest to write ibout, the reporter, a few days ago, ook occasion to visit Mr. Smith's arm. The trip was both pleasant and irofitable, for Mr. Smith is able to bow some lines of progressive development, the equal of which is probacy not to be found on another farm in his section of the state. The reporter aw a great deal in the space of three ir four hours; but will confine bis tory principally to a recital of what food common sense, energy and perse'erence has done in the way of retlaiming a worthless piece of bottom and and making it a productive garlen. Mr. Smith's plantation consists of 1 OCA ? ~ Ua ?Af nAiioAoainn r\f iUOUlr OOV aurco. lie gUl puoo^ociuu ui t about 1883. Much of it bad been vorked for years before that time; but ike all of the Turkey creek country, t is fearfully broken, and for lack of >roper management it had been butchired into a desert. There are 50 acres, if creek bottom on the place. This lad been cut to pieces by freshets, ind so overgrown with canes, briars, fines and shrubs as not to leave as nucb as a single unbroken acre in one iody. It was just such a prospect as nany another has found on his planation 25 years ago, and which be has eft in the same sh^pe until today, n fact, how these acres looked then :an best be judged by the appearance if the acres on the same creek for niles above and below now. Almost he whole length of the creek?Metre's? is a wild jungle, with only m occasional small patch under culti'ation. But on the Smith bottoms, energy ind intelligence have told another tory. One of the first things that Mr. imitb did was to cut a straight cban?Vio nroat l.hrnnorh thft hnff.om. distance of more than half a mile, i^ben one. by one be dammed tbe luices with poles, so tbat each fresbet pould help to fill tbem up. Next be onstructed brakes of poles across the 3W places, and gradually, year after ear, tbe numerous gullies and boles yere filled to an even surface, in which :>r hundreds of yards there is hardly epression enough to hide a rabit. And here is no more washing or tearing f tbe land by freshets. When the reek gets out of its banks tbe water preads oyer the long wide bottoms, nd the carefully arranged system of rakes controls the current to a plaidity that cau best be compared to hat of an ordinary mill pond. It is on this beautiful garden spot, reated after so many years of patient erseverence, that Mr. Smith is now laking his most successful agricultur1 experiments, and developing "the ame, year after year, to more im ^ a ^ l:_l * lortant proportions. At tue mguest ioint at the bead of the bottoms, some ears back, Mr. Smith made a fish iond. After that he constructed anther. Later on, the leveling up of he bottoms and the fall that could be ecured from the fish ponds, suggested he idea of irrigation. The logical evelopment of this idea was a truck arden, and one who now sees the place cannot fail to be impressed with the wonderful work that has been accomplished. Taking a birdseye view of the spot as seen by the reporter from a hillside a few days ago, there are first the fish ponds, or more properly speaking now, the irrigation ponds. Immediately below the first irrigation p*bnd there is a patch of rice of only about one-sixteentb of an acre in extent. Then comes a two-acre garden, including a celery patch in which there are between sixteen and twenty thousand piauis, ana auer mat inere are , acres of corn wbicb, notwithstanding the dry season, seem to promise, with absolute certainty, a yield of not less than 1,200 bushels. But it is only the garden that has yet been made subject to irrigation. The lower bottoms are level enough ; but the creek hardly furnishes sufficient water. Mr. Smith is still work- s ing on the problem presented here, and in time, no doubt, will work it out. But the irrigation arrangement for the garden is little short of wonderful. For instance, the edge of the celery patch is fully 200 yards from the water reservoir, and the rows are between 70 and 80 yards in length. The whole system does not yet include a single iron pipe. But by means of a simple ditch, cut from the fish pond along the biiiside, tbe water is orougot an mac distance and so introduced into the celery patch as to fill from end to end a single furrow, not more than three inches deep, without pouring a drop over into the next row. The flow of water 1s controlled entirely by means of dams of mud, thrown up or taken down with the hands, and the whole garden, or a single row of it, may be overflowed at will. As yet Mr. Smith has not undertake en to produce garden vegetables; except celery, on a very large scale. Last year and this year his tomato patch was confined to a bed of not more than 30 by 60 feet. He bad a cabbage patch somewhat larger, and a cucumber patch one-fourth the size. Off the cucumber patch he sold $5 worth. OA the tomato patch he baa been averaging something like 50 cents a day for two weeks or more, and off the celery patch, of course, he expects to clear more than would reasonably be expected from 15 or 20 acres of cotton. The entire patch, however, consists of less than an acre. But along these lines, Mr. Smith is evidently just beginning. His garden, as indicated, may be extended over the entire bottom, and be is just the man to keep pace with a developing market, whatever may be its requirements. During his visit to Mr. Smith, the reporter, of course, had a good dinner. There was on the table more than a a dozen different dishes of well pre* * pared food, including meats, vegetables and breads, rice, pies, etc. There was a much greater variety than is often seen even at a city hotel, and everything in the list was raised on the place, except black pepper, salt and coffee. Speaking of rice, Mr. Smith said ' that he bad only purchased a single 25 cents worth since 1890. He uses it all the time and raises all he uses. It yields more to the acre, he says, than any other crop he knows. He only sows about one-sixteenth of ~ an acre, and sows that only every other year. With facilities for quick and economical cleaning, he could easily produce enough on his fifty acres to supply the present consumption of York county. As indicated at the outset, this story is necessarily incomplete. It gives a good idea though what one man of resource and energy will accomplish with advantages that are only sufficient to make another man bewail the hardness of bis lot. It also furnishes reasonable assurance that those 50 acres will yet be the source of a com- fortable income to the man who has developed them. LOCAL LACONICS. Committal to Jail. Jonathan Stewart, the young white man who tried to pass the raised silver certificate on Mr. J. VV. Carr last Monday came to Yorkville on Thursday morning and was arrested by Deputy * Marshal Dobson, who had him committed to jail pending a preliminary * ? 1- - TTmJI Ctof oa examination ueiuio uuuou kjvmvu Commissioner Hart. Stewart claims that the bill was raised by another party ; but be, of course, will have to answer for the attempt to pass it. ^ Death of Mr. James R. McCully. Mr. James R. McCully, a well-known citizen of Bethel township, died at his home at Bowling Green on last Tuesday. Mr. McCully was born on Crowder'a creek, about two miles north of Bethel'church, on April 11, 1813. He became a member of Bethel church when he was 20 years of age, and continued a consistent Christian worker up to the time of his death. His wife died in 1878. He enjoyed tire universal esteem of his friends and neighbors. YorkvUle's Cotton Shipments. Thp nntton shioments from York ville from September 1, 1898, to August 16, 1899, amounted to 7,185 bales, with 100 bales or more still in sight. p The S. C. & G. E. shipped 1,302 bales i