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? The New York Herald and the Baltimore Sun got their bulletins of the yacht races by the Marconi wireless telegraph system and it worked perfectly. The telegrams were sent from a ship which was stationed on the course 20 miles from shore and went through the air by the Marcoui system of electric vibrations. They were taken in duplicate by two offices ashore and were then transmitted over the regular wires to the newspaper offices. They were from three to eight minutes ahead of the bulletins sent by the old system and more accurate, the ships fallowing the yachts and being much closer to them than the observers on land could possibly be. This is the first time wireless telegraphy has been employed for practical purposes. ? At tho White House last week, when Admiral Dewey was being received before bis departure for the Capitol, there was a general handshaking. When Admiral Schley appeared, according to etiquette, Sampson should have come forward to greet him, as Schley ranks bim two numbers. Instead of doing that, Sampson pushed himself back into a corner and endeavored to avoid recognizing Schley. The latter, with a good-natured smile on his face, threw naval traditions to the winds by himself hunting up Sampson, whose hand was behind him. But Schley found it. He grasped it heartily and shook it, still with that smile. Sampson blushed a furious red. Half a dozen had observed what was going on, and the scene seemed to amuse them. ? Acting Secretary Allen has prepared a full statement of estimates which will be submitted to congress for the maintenance of the naval establishment for the next fiscal year. These amount to $73,045,133, which is an increase over the appropriations for the current year of $24,537,187. Included in the increase for the next year are appropriations of $12,268,474 for public works and navy yards and stations. There is also an estimate of $2,021,000 for the new naval academy. The item for the increase of the navy, including armor guns and machinery, is $22,983,101. The estimate for the bureau of construction and repair is increased over the current appropriation about $3,000,000; for steam engineering $1,000,000, for pay of the navy about $700,000, while the estimates for ordinance are decreased about $700,000. The estimate for the Norfolk navy yard is $1,349,000. ? At the adjournment of the Raads last week, President Kruger said: "Everything possible points to war because the people of the Transvaal wish to govern themselves. Although thousands may come to attack us, we have nothing to fear, for the Lord is the final arbiter and He will decide. Bui lets came by the thousands at tne time of the Jameson raid ; but the burghers were untouched. Over a hundred were killed on the other side, showing that the Lord directed our bullets. The Lord rules the world." J. M. A. Wolmarans, one of the two non-official members of the executive council, said he hoped that when the Raads assembled the burghers would he "without a convention and would be a free people. God, he declared, had often used England to bring the burghers back to the faith of their forefathers. "England," said Mr. Wolmarans, "has refused everything, even arbitration." ? The famous Bullou will has been broken, says a dispatch from Jefferson, Ashe county, N. C. This will had tied up the most valuable iron deposit in the state, consisting of almost pure native iron, known as the Ballou Home Place Bank. The Norfolk and Western railway people for years endeavored to secure it during the life of " " ? . t- A J r_ L.. Isapoleon rsaiiou, dui ne reiuseu iuuulous sums, aud died leaviDg a will, the coustruction of which completely tied up the mine for 100 years. A number of miueral men are now endeavoring to get the property. It is understood that the Cambrian Steel company, the Virginian Iron, Coal and Coke company, and a Baltimore syndicate are the main bidders. It is rumored that Presideut John Skeltou Williams, of the Seaboard Air Line railroad, also wants it. The breaking of this will assures a railroad line from Ashe county, as the ore is almost pure magnetic iron, and can be found in inexhaustible quantities. ? A Manila dispatch of October 6 says : The United States transport Siam, which left San Francisco August 10, with upwards of330 valuable mules, the coming of which had been anxiously awaited, as mules are in great demand for continuing the campaign, arrived this morniug, and reported that all but 10 of the animals had been lost in two severe typhoons, under peculiarly distressing circumstances. The Siam, which left Honolulu thirtyone days ago, encountered the typhoons early this week. One lasted 40 hours. Most of the forage, which was ws?s sivpnt, overboard, all the boats were smashed, and the steamer rolled tremendously in the trough of the sea, although the officers made every effort to bring her about. The mules were hurled from side to side and frightfully mangled and disembowelled. Their legs aud necks were broken, and the wretched animals fell iu such a confused mass that the attendants were unable to relieve them. In the meantime the deck load was washed otr, the ship lightened and the rolling increased. When the storm abated the injured animals were killed and their carcasses thrown overboard. When the Siam arrived her propeller was high out of the water, and the wrecks ofboats were hanging from the davits. ? Secretary Hester's weekly New Orleans Cotton Exchange statement, issued last Friday, shows a decrease in the movemeut into sight compared with the seven days ending same date last year of 70,000, an increase over the same day year before last of 30,000 bales. For the 36 days of the season that have elapsed the aggregate is ahead of the 36 days of last year 83,000, ahead of the same days year before last 52,000 bales. The total movement for the 36 days from September I to date is 1,440,703, against 1,358,170 last year and 1,388,926 year before last. The movement since September 1st shows receipts at all United States ports 1,011,325 against 971,220 last year. Foreign exports for the week have been 229,569, against 219,676 last year, making the total thus far for the season 639,903, against 463,713 last year, an increase of 176,190. The total taking of American mills, north and south and Cauada, thus far for the season, have been 297,221, against 246,533 last year. These include 141,824 by northern spinners, against 106,969. Stocks at the seaboard and the 29 leading southern interior centres have increased during the week 88,815 bale9, arrainct on innroooo Hllrincr thfi COrreS c*s<?.ws>v wu ponding period last season of 183,178, aud are now 206,987 larger than at this date in 1895. Including stocks left over at ports and interior towns from the last crop and the number of bales brought into sight thus far for the new crop, the supply to date is 2,059,601, against 1,625,736 for the same period last year. ?he llorkriUc inquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11,1899. ? Secretary of Agriculture Wilson predicts high priced meat this winter and spring. He reasons that while the western corn crop breaks all previous records as to size, still there is a scarcity of cattle and hogs as compared with last year, and then again if war breaks out between Great Britain and the Transvaal there will be a tremendous demand for tinned meats ? The daily papers of a few days ago tell a story of cannibalism in which an American citizen was the victim. Amarn, a native of Hawaii, had taken a wife from among the inhabitants of XT^ mm* U<*?%/! nOati *v* o rt \T VOQt'C iKW iicunucs, auu aiici ujuuj jvm.w determined to go on a visit to his wife's people. He fell in with a different tribe, however, and they killed him and roasted him along with two sheep. The matter was afterward reported to a British man-of-war, and in this manner the news came to the United States, which, of course, should feel called upon to punish the people who have no more respect for the sovereignty of of this country than to make their diuners off the carcasses of its citizens. ? Senator James K. Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of the Democratic party, arrived in New York last Sunday. When beset by a bost of reporters, he of course talked politics, and he unhesitatingly said that in his opiuion Mr. Bryan would again get the Democratic nomination for president. He believes that McKinley will aguin be the Republican nominee and that there will be but little change in the Democratic platform. Free silver, he says, mill a erai n hp IHa naramnimt issue. and he believes that, taken all in all, the Democratic party will have a much better show to win the next than it had last time. Anti-imperialism will, of course, be a leading battle cry on the side of the Democrats. ? And still there has been no race between the Shamrock and the Columbia, although there have been three trials. The trouble is said to be because of light winds. There was a third trial on last Saturday. First one yacht was ahead and then the other. For the last twenty minutes of the race, the two yachts were side by side, and when the race was called off the Columbia was in the lead by half a length. But Shamrock stock has gone up wonderfully. Before the first race was attempted the betting was two to one in favor of the Columbia. Now the betting is even, and some American experts are beginning to believe that after all there is a probability that the Shamrock may win. It was arranged last Saturday night that the next race should be attempted yesterday. Then there is to be another tomorrow. After that there will be a race every day until one of the yachts Deais me omer?me oesi two out 01 three. Already the situation is the most remarkable on record. It has occurred more than once in the past that cup races have bad to be called off because of a failure to finish within the time limit; but three such failures in succession has never been heard of before. And another thing. Whether the Shamrock wins or not, it is the best boat that Britishers have yet sent after that cup. ? The old saying that one does not go to the shoemaker to get a suit of clothes made is very sensible. It recommends itself to sensible people. It is natural, therefore, that a business man without practical knowledge of the art of advertising should apply to the advertising agent. He assumes that the advertising agent knows his business and will get for him the best results at the least cost. That is, to a large extent, true in the north ; but it does not apply to the south. There are few advertising agents in the south?practically none at all. In the north there is much competition, and as in everything else, success goes to iho man ivlirt rrivac t lu>cf rnwiiltQ But woe to the man who goes to a northern advertising agent to secure the placing of advertising in the south. Northern agents know hut little about the comparative value of southern ad vertising mediums. Consequently, when a northern agent takes a contract to place advertising in a given number of southern publications, his only care is to find the cheapest publications. As a result, of course, he gets a larger commission for his work. He gets good pay from the advertiser and still better pay from the newspapers. But the money of the advertiser goes for almost nothing. His advertising having been distributed among the very lowest class of publications, he gets but sorry publicity. Manv larce business houses of the north are realizing these facts and are attending to their southern advertising without the help of advertising agencies. They are gelling themselves into a better class of newspapers and are consequently securing better results. ? I? "INSOLENT AND IDIOTIC." The Columbia State has at last acknowledged its error in crediting to The Yorkville Enquirer the few remarks in which it took occasion to felicitate itself on its cotton market wisdom. It contains quite extended comments on the subject in its issue of Sunday. It not only takes occasion to acknowledge its error; but it seeks to abuse this paper by calling it "insolent and idiotic." Now idiotic, of course, we may be ; but "insolent" in refusing to be made the unwilling mouthpiece of a text upon which The State may 1 indulge in its self laudation ! That is good. Perhaps, though we are only a hit. lmrwipat in nr?t. nnietlv accenting! the benefit of such a stupendous compliment. The State explaius that when The 'Enquirer first called attention to the break, it clipped the paragraph with the intention of making due acknowledgement; but the , clipping was lost among "scores" of other clippings, and the matter of such ' little importance passed out of the edi- 1 tor's mind. Had it not been for this unfortunate incident, The Enquirer would have left its second "idiotic" paragraph unprinted. But really, we | did not know of the loss of that clipping, and even if we had known, we are unable to see how The State's readers could have gotten the information unless the fact were published in The State. Again The State remarks: ( The wrong credit was affixed to the quotation by a lapsus penae of the sort , familiar to all writers as resulting from an association of ideas. The clipping was ( made, we are sure, from a paper in or near York county?possible the Rock , Hill Herald?and, with the sense of lo- [ cality preponderant and the name of "York" in mind, the credit lino was written, "Yorkvillk Enquirer." Yes, all this may be true. This lapsus penae business does occur ; but 1 unless there is a subsequent correction it is very difficult for the public to detect such mishaps. A statement to this effect when we first called attention to the matter would have corrected the whole business, but since that ' statement was not made, we fail to see wherein our contemporary is war- , ranted in such a flagrant and unseeni- | ly loss of temper as it has shown. < We not only get misquoted, but are ! slurred and abused for complaining. For instance: Surely churlishness and vanity have , seldom gone farther than this! We can | safely challenge The Enquirer and all other South Carolina papers to show a reason why we should prefer to attribute a statement of fact or opinion to the 1 Yorkvii.ee Enquirer rather than to I the Rock Hill Herald or the Chester Lantern. The Enquirer's reputation is j hardly such as to induce any paper of any calibre "deliberately and wilfully" to , counterfeit its commendation; and assuredly The State did not need the influence of The Enquirer's name to prove so plain a fact as that it predicted the rise . in cotton. Really, we do not feel called upon to show a reason why The Enquirer, instead of any other paper, was misquoted. If any other paper than The Enquirer had been the object of this "lapsus penae," then The Enquirer would not have felt called upon to make the complaint. It would have left the matter entirely to the other paper, which could have accepted the handsome compliment or broke forth ! in an insolent idiotic, disclaimer as it ' might have seen fit. Before dismissing the matter, we will ! presume to give The State a piece of advice, which it may regard as inso- , lent if it will; but which we hope it < will not regard as idiotic. The State 1 should remember that a soft answer 1 turneth away wrath, and it should 1 preserve its temper. It cannot help but acknowledge that it was the olfen- , der in this matter, and that an imme- i diate correction would have at once ( set the whole thing straight. Itgained ' nothing whatever by the bad grace in which it did finally make correction. ^ The abuse it serves out in connection , with its honorable amend is calculated j to rellect more on itself than on the I object aimed at. Yes, we think that along with its many excellent qualities, The State has entirely too much temper, and perhaps, too, a little vanity. In the meantime, too, The < State can very well take our original ' complaint as a compliment rather than j otherwise. If we had no more respect j for it than is warranted by its late exhibition of itself, the first complaint ( would never have been made. i Jusivi' Him His Choice. * < Near Anderson, last Wednesday, a < Negro, named Tom Jenkins, made an indecent proposal to a young white i lady. A mob gave the fellow the i choice between hanging and a certain surgical operation. He close the latter ! alternatvie, and was warned that if he i did not travel as soon as he was able, he would be hangedLr * i J SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Latimer Pays For liookcnse. Congressman Latimer has paid $12 for the bookcase he got from Colonel Neal. He says he would have paid before; but was unable to get a bill. The $12 has been divided among the bondsmen of Colonel Neal, the sum of $4 going to each. Kscnped tho Lynchers. A horrible crime was committed near Lamar, Darlington county, last Sunday afternoon. A respectable young white lady was the victim of three Negro brutes. Two of the Negroes are now in the penitentiary and the third was still at large on Monday, with large Dumbers of Darlingtonians on bis track. Killed his Father. Dr. Maxey Lee, a prominent physician of Darlington county, shot and killed his father, Dr. J. H. Lee, on last Friday. Full particulars of the tragedy have not yet developed. It is stated, however, that the shooting was occasioned on account of a rebuke that the elder Lee administered to his son for some angry words that the latter had addressed to the housekeeper. Dr. Maxy Lee, the murderer, was drunk at the time of the shooting. Dr. Moseley Honored. Florence correspondence Columbia State: Union services were held at the Methodist church Sunday night, a testimonial of regard to the Rev. H. R. Moseley, D. D., who in a few days wUl depart for Cuba to take up his wo'rk in the field of missions. The Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Lutheran congregations united in the services and enjoyed the magnificent farewell sermon preached by Dr. Moseley. Is It Only a Bluff? Columbia Record, Monday : Mr. D. A. G. Ouzts was asked by a reporter today whether he had any statement for the public he wished published. He said that he was preparing one and that it would be long; but until he gave it out to the press he declined intimating even what its contents will be. Mr. Ouzts promises 3ome hot stuff, served up from data and a memory which has stored up many things. Possibly another .sensation is in store. *?ill V..S tuiiuaii iiuv uuriaciii A Washington correspondent says: Senator Tillman, of South Carolina, who came to Washington to attend the Dewey reception, is much pleased with the political outlook in the slate. He is satisfied with his senatorial prospects, and is confident of his return to the senate again for six years. The senator says that Governor McSweeney is very popular in the stale, and it is said has intimated to friends that the governor would he u candidate for governor to succeed himself. The senator is a silver man and believes that the South Carolina delegation will be for silver, and in favor of the renomination of Colonel Bryan next year. Doutliit to Have a Hearing. Mr. J. B. Douthit, liquor commissioner, recently removed by the state board of control, petitioned Judge Aldrieh last Saturday, through Attorneys George Johnstone and George E. Prince, for a hearing in the matter of his summary removal by the state board. Judge Aldrieh signed an or iler citing the members of the state board of control to appear before hiui ou October lfi with a certified copy of the record in the case. rne state board may appear either in person or counsel, and the whole case will be gone into. Mr. Donthit claims that he will.be able to exhonorate himself and show that his removal was in pur suance of a conspiracy on the part of a majority of the members of the state board. Telegraph Cane Compromised. Columbia correspondence News and Courier : The railroad commission and the Western Union Telegraph company have settled their differences. The interview, which was mentioned in this correspondence about a fortnight ago, has resulted in a compromise. The commission did not get all that it wanted, and the telegraph company granted some concessions. The most important concession is that the rate has been made uniform over all Western Union lines, so that all 10 word messages over Western Union lines hereafter will be 25 cents. The rate heretofore from Columbia, for instance, has been 25 cents to all points in the state, and about the only rate to be affected by the new schedule is between Charleston and points in the square in which are located Greenville, Spartanburg and Walhalla, where there will be a reduction of lrom o 10 10 cents uu straight messages. The Governor and the Newaboys. Columbia State : A good story about Governor McSweeney's visit to New Vork recently which has so far escaped the newspapers has leaked out in the last few days, and it serves to show the manner of man South Carolina's small-statured governor is. The accident occurred on the day before the naval parade. The governor, accompanied by his little son and Colonels Wilson, Folk, Redding, Mauldiu and Watson, of his staff, had just left the Cotton Exchange and had reached 'Newspaper Row," bound for the bridge to go over to the navy yard, when just at the Pulitzer building cor- 1 uer tbey came across a great crowd of newsboys of the "cent-a-World" vari- 1 sty, getting their supplies of the big 1 afternoon editions just issued. The 1 governor saw the crowd of urchins. He exclaimed, "Ah thut is what I 1 was once. Just look at them. Miles, come here, my son. I want to show you what your father was when he was your size." Reaching back and ! catching his boy's hand, it was only a second or two before the governor had | forced his way into the crowd of yelling, scuflling newsboys. He talked 1 ivith them and when they found out ! who he was and that he had once heeu of the "clan," they rallied round him, ;ilid the governor's face was all smiles. | He bought as many papers as he could I carry, and Colonel Folk, who got. down into the crowd did likewise. The boys gave the governor an ova- i lion in their own demonstrative way, and before he could be extricated from < his admiring host of newsboy enthusiasts the police had to go to his aid iind clear a way out of it for him. I There was no incident of his trip to the metropolis that Governor McSwee ney enjoyed more thoroughly thun ] this. It recalled to his mind many memories of the past, and when in the crowd he really seemed to he a news- ,j boy again himself. Will It lie HiiHlted Ui>. August Kohn in News and Courier : j It is doubtful if there ever was a state institution or enterprise so fruitful of S scandal and insinuations and bickering as the state dispensary. It is a perfect incubator of sensation and bad feeling. No attempt has ever been made by outsiders to cast any slurs at the dispensary or its management?they are being thrown about broadcast by those c interested. The trouble is that nearly j every one believes there is far more j ..??/vl/I ? Uno ounr Kaon muflp nilh. uutuiu mail iiuo cyci v?vu ujuv>v ^ lie, and the great trouble is that in some way a truce is effected, whereby r those who know something close their c mouths, and the promised sensations h are smothered. The outsiders, like this correspondent, do not know whether % to believe these promises of exposes and sensations and secret dossiers or fl not. The whisperings are hushed, 0 whether by common consent or not is c not known ; but in some way "for the c good of the dispensary," peace is made a on the hest possible terms, and it is | pretty safe to say the same will be done now. It was not very long ago that there was an investigation. It was 'i then that certain dispensary officials were indicted. It was then that cer- a lain people threatened they would tell ^ what they knew. It was tLen that no showing could be, or was, made before , a grand jury. It was then that "no bill" was returned, and above all it was then that that incident was closed, f Those who said they knew something c were let alone. Perhaps they knew j, something ; perhaps they did not. Perhaps there never was anything against any of the accused officials. Perhaps it was persecution. The glaring, shining, central fact remaius that the i( searchlight was never applied by those _ who intimated that they knew where to focus the light. ^ (u17tu ciicpvvncn DUUI\ I\ I'jI'jI Lilt VUUIU uuui unasuas* He Says He Will Make a Statement to the , Public. C At a meetiug last Saturday the state t board of control voted to permanently ^ suspend Mr. D. A. G. Ouzts, bookkeeper for the dispensary. Mr. Ouzts has given out the following for pub- j licalion: CoLUMMA, September 25, 1890. ' Mr. D.'A. (?. Ouzts?Dear Sir: This is to notify yon that I have this day sua- <1 pended you as hookkeer to the com in is- u sioner, to lake effect at once, for violating , order of the state board in retailing liquors. Same being subject to the action of the slate board at its next meeting. ? Yours respectfully, D. M. Miles, j. Chairman. The suspension was made permanenl without giving me a hearing or ^ any opportunity whatever to explain, although promised by the chairman ^ that I should have a full and fair hear- j ing. I was in "the hallway, near the board room, ready to respond; but was not called. Is this because he is j afraid to turu on the light? Deuied my rights in tiiis manner by the bourd, . I shall not permit myself to be muzzled, and shall lay the matter before the public through the press. It will require a day or so fully uud properly to prepare a statement for publication, t I take this method to ask the public 1 to bear with with me that length of 8 time, when they will have all the facts ??- ?I lio c 11 notion iiruestsnry IU uiiucioinini VHV OIVUM?.W.. which is being attempted to keep from f them. Very respectfully, c I). A. G. Ou/TS. c Columbia, September 25, 1899. (\ WAIFS FROM WARREN. [ r Deiith From Diphtheria?Farinern Gathering Forage?Note# About People. Correspondence ot the Yorkville Enquirer. (1 Warren, October 5.?We are sorry g to report the death of Robert Clyde, t the little 2-year-old son of Mr. and c Mrs. S. E. McFadden. He bad been ? very low for about two weeks with diphtheria, and for several days lingered as it were at death's door, and on 1 last Monday night at about 12 g'clock, A he passed through. The day follow- t ing, the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. B. Harris, at the j, home of the stricken parents, and the ^ mortal remains of the little one were laid to rest in Bethesda cemetery. Farmers have been in a rush for 0 several days pulling late fodder and v cutting peavine hay. If the present b rain continues long, a great deal of it c will be badly, damaged, if not lost. ^ There was a considerable frost on Monday morniug ; but no great damage was done. Mr. Forest Allen has been very low for sometime with fever. a After a stay of several months with J his father, Mr. I). S. Bates has returned t( to Charlotte and engaged in the groeery business again. < ii ?u_. -*r_ t v IS me neignoors an say iuai mi . o. av. Scoggins is stepping a little higher 1 than usual, maybe he is, he has a girl fi baby at his home. s. K. J. n McCOXNELLSVILLE MATTERS. IV Effect of Short Crops?No Preaching at Olivet Next Sunday?Personal .Mention. Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer. v McConnkli.svii.lk, October 9.?Ev- y erybody is talking hard times arouDd e here as the farmers think crops in this h section are worse than elsewhere, tl Some raiu has been falling here for w several days. Miss Mary Crawford, of Smith's T. C1 0. is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Cl Williams. n Miss Claude Godfrey and Mr. Hey- t< ward Moore, of Rock Hill, spent last u Sunday in town. tl Lionel Love, of Rock Hill, spent Sunday with his mother. There will be no preaching at Olivet w next Sunday as the pastor, Rev. J. B. h Swann, will be at Clover assisting, Mr. tl Hay. a Rev F. W. Gregg, of Lowrysville, jt preached for Mr. Swann on the 1st Sunday night. Miss Annie Hardin, of Chester, visited Miss Sallie McConnell last Fri- w day. tc I)r. It. L. Moore, of Rock Hill, spent tr several days here examining patients n, for ear and eye trouble. st Mr. Hugh Burris went to Union Saturday to clerk in a dry goods store. w Mr. Reuben McConnell attended the Bullock's Creek meeting Sunday. ai LOCAL, AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. fas. M. Starr it Co., Leading DruggistsSay they haven't time to write an advertisement and want you to call and examine their stock of stationery. i. N. Plaxico, Bethany, S. C.?lias a limited quantity of seed wheat for sale, lam M. Grist?Tells of bargains, f. J. Hunter?Announces a complete stock in all departments, and will allow key holders to unlock his money box On Saturday, November 4. THE CIGARETTE TRADE. It used to be that almost every con:ern in Yorkville which sold tobacco n any form, also handled cigarettes. *Jow the concern that handles cigar ? ?v onnl ion rul hop than tha . :tlC9 ID cue IVu > uvwv * vmmu ?w v , ule. The reporter asked a former | jgarette dealer the reason of Ibis, and i lere is the way he put it. , "Well, you see, since the war tax vent on there is ODly a profit of from | i quarter to a half a cent on a package < ?f cigarettes. A large per cent, of the igarette smokers buy their supplies ou xedit. Sometimes some of them pay ind often a great many do not. The ' oss of one package means the loss of he profit on 10 or 20, and consequeuty it does not pay to fool with them." ' "Then you mean to say that the 1 average cigarette smoker is not good 1 >ay ?" 1 "Something like that," replied the lealer, smiling. 1 The reporter talked to several other 1 ormer cigarette dealers and in each ' ase found their reasons for not keep- 1 ng cigarettes any more was about the ame. 1 I ABOUT PEOPLR. | Mr. R. E. Montgomery left for Co- , urubia last night lo work at the carenter's trade. Mr. J. H. Witherspoon, of York, has een elected president of the South ' Carolina College law association. i Mr. J. P. White left last Monday ] light for Luurinburg, N. C., to buy ( otton for export. Mr. White is one >f the most successful cotton buyers of his section and an all round good ' ellow ; but he has been unable to do auch business on this market this I ear on account of the mill competi- i ion which is so high above export | rices. Rev. J. C. Johnes returned last Fri* lay afternoon from his vacation in the 1 inrtli, very much benefitted by his ' rip. He saw the first attempt at a ace between the yachts Columbia and < Shamrock on Tuesday of last week ; | nit did not care to remain until the ( oiliest was finished on account of the ool weather prevalent north. He had i:e in his room one morning last week. 1 jieaking of the yacht race, Mr. Johnes I ays the contest now on is a grand one. ie has lots of faith in the Columbia , nd believes she will win. The sentiaent among the yachtmen north is lighly creditable. All express themelves as desiring 'he prize to go to the ' est boat. ' THE GANSON PIANO. I Miss Lillie Parish, of Yorkville, is i he happy possessor of the handsome < jester piano given away by the Gan- i on Dry Goods Company last Monday, i Under the terms of the company's I imposition, a coupon was to be given I mt with each cash purchase of 50 ents until 40,000 coupons had been s listributed among customers. Then i he customer presenting the largest I lumber of coupons on Monday was to i eceive the piano. i It was expected that during the 30 i lays notice after all the coupons were < ;iven out, there would be considerable I rading and competition among the i ontestants, and there would he sever- I 1 claimants of the prize; but when the ! ime limit expired it developed that : here was only one contestant in the ! ield. Thi9 was Miss Parish, who urned in 14,224 coupons. I It seems that in accordance with a < irevious agreement the coupons that < iad been collected by Iiev. J. H. Simp- i on in behalf of the Hickory Grove rphanage, went to Miss Parish and mre included in the number presented ^ iy her. Mr. Simpson, of course, reeived compensation for the coupons le had collected. THE D. A. R. * --it -r ?.i 1 mere was a quiet ceieoranon 01 me nuiversary of the battle of King's ( Iountain in Yorkvill? last Friday afernoon. It was too late in the dav to 1 dmit of its being reported in the last isue of The Enquirer, and although he reporter afterward procured the ' icts, it is with pleasure that we sub- ' jit the following sent in by one of the c isitors: "The ladies who compose the King's 1 Iountain Chapter of the D. A. R., held 1 delightful meeting last Friday after- 1 oon at the residence of Judge I. D. * Wtherspoon. The fair Daughters had xpressed a desire to celebrate the one ( undred and eighteenth anniversary ol be famous battle, and a trip to the site as discussed ; but several contingent s ircumstances rendered that impractiable, and it was finally decided to c lark the occasion by an address, and c ) invite a few friends to be present c ml to participate in the enjoyment o( c le afternoon. c "Mr. A. H. White, of Rock Hill, t as asked to deliver the address. He as evinced a decided interest in every ling relating to King's Mountain, nd he gladly accepted the graceful ivitation to meet the Chapter on the " fternoon of the sixth of October, he day proved a charming one; the 1 eat her was perfect, and the sunlight " niched with a tender grace the dis- s mt mountain peak which gave its ^ nine to the Chapter, and which icmed to bend its solemn gaze to- J ards the assembled company. ai "The address was able and spirited, g. iid at the conclusion, a vote of thanks was given to Mr. White by these fair lescendants of the brave men who on that fateful autumn day uchieved such \ notable victory ou the wooded slopes jf King's Mountatn. "Time fails me to speak of the de3orationsof the charming home, where roses and ferns vied with each other in loveliness?of the handsome plants and ornamental vines which lent a beauty of their own to the scene?of the Hags arranged with so much taste about the spacious apartment of the graceful ministrations of the ladies of the household, of the dignified attentions of the host, of the kindly courtesies exchanged, of the elegant refrfloKmnnfo ua ^oinlilo cort'o^ nf tHft tiny flags presented to each of the company as souvenirs of the afternoon. "I am sure the meeting will long be remembered with pleasure by all who were present." RAILROADS VS. WAGONS. It is certainly a peculiar slate of affairs that will admit of the hauling of freight, such as cotton, cheaper by wagon than by freight for distances of from anywhere between 8 and 35 miles ; but this is just the state of affairs that now exists all throughout Lhis section. During the past few years, and more especially during the past summer aud present fall, cotton has been hauled to Yorkville from Tirzab, Sba ron, Hickory Grove, Guthriesville, Clover aud other points id the county, in fair and square competition with the railroads. Some wagon trips have been made as far as Charlotte, N. C., and Mooresboro, N. C., also in competition with the railroads. This situation is not the outgrowth af any pique or personal feeling on the part of any one; but. purely a legitimate business competition, both . in the side of the liverymen and the :otlon men. For instance, a cotton iealer has a lot of cotton at Sharon, Firzah or other point, that he desires to have delivered at Yorkville. He figures out the cost by rail, and then applies for the livery st ible figures, and whichever, as a business proposition, ill things considered, is the cheapest, be takes. The firm of Messrs. Glenn & Allison, Yorkville, has done more of this kind of freighting than any other firm :>r individual in this section, aud with.a view of getting more information on the subject, the reporter had a talk a few days ago with Mr. Allison. Mr. Allison explained that it was the custom of the firm to deal with such mat Lers just as they did with any other business proposition. It is their calculation that a wagon and team should make $2.50 a day, and if their figures ire sufficiently under those of the railroad, they are generally awarded the contract. . Sometimes, of course with good roads and everything working smoothly, they are able to make more than $2.50. a day for each team ; but if they make the amount stated they are satisfied. Looking at the matter from the standpoint just outlined, the most striking feature of the situation is the fact that railroad rates are not so low is to make wagon team competition impossible. As a matter of fact, there s quite a wide difference. The cost af transportation of a bale of cotton from Yorkville to Charlotte by rail s $1.15. Messrs. Glenn & Allison have bauled cotton between the two towns lor about 85 cents a bale, and in doing so have gotten more than $2.50 each for their teams. It is quite probable that if the matter were looked into more extensively, jwners of teams would be able to secure a great deal of freighting that is aow being done by the railroads. WITHIN THE TOWN. The cotton market yesterday ranged rrom 7.25 to 7.40. The dry goods trade is opening up somewhat better than for the same period of last year. The carpenters have commenced the ivork ot erecting mr. rropsis couugu )d King's Mountain street. It was yards of goods instead of paterns that the shop-lifting Negro stole roin Mr. J. J. Hunter last week. There is still a scarcity of labor at he cotton mills, and considerable % nachinery is standing idle in conscience. Messrs. J. J. Kellar & Co., have al eady commenced work on tearing iway the old building preparatory to he erecrion of the York Drug store tuilding. The attention of the reporter has teen called to the fact that it was the 'Friendly Aid," instead of the Odd fcllows' hall, at which the cake-walk hooting scrape occurred last week. Bud Dunn,-recently pardoned of the irime of manslaughter by the govern?r, was brought to Yorkville from the ihaingang last Saturday and released in Sunday. He was kept in jail overlinht on account of the rain. It has been decided to discontinue he publication of the honor roll of the forkville Graded school, for the reaon that after a long experience the leneticia! effect of such publication is [oubtful. It is currently reported that one of he Negroes?Lige Sutton?recently rrested for selling liquor, had about 200 on his person at the time of his rrest. Notwithstanding this he pre;rred to go the chaingang for 30 days ither than pay a fine of $30. He jasoned that he could not make $30 nd his board in 30 days, otr the chaining. The first monthly unlocking of the