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? In the British house.of commons, last Monday, Mr. Geo. Wyndham, parliamentary secretary of state for war, stated that 71 guns of position with 11,740 rounds of ammunition, 123 field guns with 49,400 rounds, and 297 machine guns with 4,228,400 rounds of ammunition, had been supplied to China since April, 1895, by British firms. A German firm bad supplied China with 460,000 Mauser rifles and 3,000,000 rounds of ammunition in the same period. ? At last the Chinese government has published an official story of the uprising. The story was sent out to all the Chinese diplomatic representatives. It repeats the history of the ? - 1 1 3 _ C Boxer organization ana nasi spreuu ui the movement to Pekin. It tells of the arrival of foreign marine guards in Pekin for the protection of foreign consulates with the consent of the Chinese government, and gives details as to how the obnoxious conduct of these guards finally provoked an outbreak. It attributes the death of the German minister to an irresponsible assassin who was no doubt impelled by the wrongs that bad been inflicted by the Chinese on foreigners. Then it blames the powers for firing upon the forts at Taku without provocation, and in conclusion attests the willingness of China to use her best efforts to restore peace and order. The Chinese government denies responsibility for any of the troubles that have developed. ? Buzzard's Bay dispatch to Philadelphia Record : "I had most ardently hoped and desired," said ex-President Cleveland last night, "that the platform to be constructed at Kansas City would be consistent with the professions of those in charge of Democratic management, to the effect that harmonizing discordant sentiment in the party was in object of supreme importance. In these circumstances, the incorporation ftf a specific demand for free silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 is, of course, a great surprise and disappointment. On the basis of such a declara tlOD toe nietuuu uy viuiuu dud pmvj to to be harmonized, and Democracy is to gain the confidence and support of our thinking and reflective citizens, is beyond my comprehension." Mr. Cleveland refused to discuss the ticket. "What would be the use?" he said. "Whatever I might say would only be twisted for political purposes." ? Baltimore Sun : A consular report puts the number of foreigners in China in 1899 at 17,193, of whom 2,835 were Americans, 5,562 British,-1,134 German, 1,183 French, 1,621 Russian, 2,440 Japanese, and 1,423 Portuguese. The number of firms doing business was 933, of which 43 were American, 398 British, 115 German, 195 Japanese, 76 French and 19 Russian. These figures do not include the leased ports. As to shipping, the entrances and clearances in 1899 were : British, 25,350; German, 2,078 ; Japanese, 3,712; French, 822; American, 716 ; Russian, 484. China's exports to the United States were worth $13,835,486. China's imports were worth altogether $179,499,743. Of this amount England supplied $28,936,083; America, $16,685,715; Hong Kong, $85,088,318; India, $22,992,030; all the continent of Europe, including all Russia, $9,867,105. If England, Hong Kong and India be classed together the exhibit is striking. ? Captain Stephen A. Collyer passed through New Orleans Tuesday from Jamaica on his way to Victoria, B. C., under orders from the British war office to take command of a regiment of British volunteers that will be sent from Victoria to Cbiua, says a New Oi<ionn? disnntoh. Last week six vessels left New Orleans with 6,300 mules. These were the heaviest shipments made siuce the beginning of the traffic. The shipmeuts this week will be even larger and each ship will carry twice as much feed as has heretofore beeu taken on trip9 to Cape Town. This has led to the very general belief that the late cargoes are destined, not for South Africa, but for China. The steamship company, moreover, is offering more liberal inducements to the muleteers. Nearly all the recent muleteers shipped have been from Chicago and the west, and tbey have been given to understand that their destination may be China instead of South Africa. ? The monthly report of the statistician of the department of agriculture, issued last Tuesday, shows the average condition of cotton on July 1st to have been 75.8, as compared with 82.5 last month, 87.8 on July 1, 1899, 91.2 .at the corresponding date in 1898, and a 10-year average of 87.9. The cotton in the principal states is reported as follows: North Carolina, 89 ; South Carolina, 79; Georgia, 74 ; Florida, 78; Alabama, 70; Mississippi, 64; Louisiana, 81; Texas, 78 ; Arkansas, 78 ; Tennessee, 76; Oklahoma, 82; Indian Territory, 96. While there was some improvement during June in North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, amounting to 3, 7, 7 and 12 respectively, there was a decline of 6' points in South Carolina, 7 in Louisiana. 10 iu Tennessee. 15 in Arkansas, 15 in Georgia, 17 in Alabama and 21 Mississippi, with the exception of North Carolina, where the average condition on July 1st was 2 points above the mean for the July averages in that state for the past 10 years. And in Indian Territory, where the figures available for comparison cover only 3 years, the condition throughout the entire cotton belt compares unfavorably with the 10-year average, Louisiana being 7, South Carolina, Texas and Arkansas, 11; Tennessee, 12; Georgia, 13; Alabama, 18, and Mississippi, 24 points below their respective ten-year. Ten-year averages not only was the condition on July 1st for the cotton region as a whole, the lowest conditiou on record; but in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi it was the lowest in the entire period of 34 years that the records are available, while in Tennessee it was the lowest, with one exception, and in South Carolina, Texas and Arkansas, the lowest with two exceptions in the same period of 34 years.. Excessive rains drowning out the crop and followed by an extraordinary growth of grass and weeds are reported from almost every state, and the gravity of the situation is greatly increased by the general scarcity of labor in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama and in Louisiana and Texas, considerable areas will have to be abandoned. ?lte HorfetrilU inquirer. YORKVILLE, S. , ** SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1900. "Whose little boy is this?" queried the policeman of the lost three-yearold. "I'm papa's boy." "Who's papa?" "Why don't you know papa? I know him just as well 1" The joke is as old as the bills; but its delicious absurdity never fails to amuse. However, is the little boy really any more absurd than the merchant or business man, who, having a good thing, and failing to let the fact be known, blames the stupidity of the public in not coming his way ? It gives The Enquirer pleasure today to call attention to the fact that Mr. J. J. Hull has announced himself as a candidate for the house of representatives. Mr. Hull is out only in answer to a strong demand from many friends, and not because* he has any especial desire for office. He is making a considerable sacrifice in behalf of the people of York county, and without the slightest prejudice to any other candidate in the race, we think the voters should show their appreciation by nominating him at the head of the ticket. Four years ago, it will be remembered, McKinley did bis campaigning from his front porch in Canton. Crowds would go from different parts of the country on excursion trains, and the candidate would have a new speech or an old speech revamped for each crowd. The speeches, of course, would go to the press, and thus the entire country was kept in close touch with what was going on. While McKinley was speaking at Canton, Bryan was doing the country on the railroads. It i has been given out that McKinley will only make two speeches during this campaign, probably only one; but instead will "devote his entire time to the transaction of public business." That Mr. Bryan will not attempt to do anything like as much speechmaking as he did four years ago, is quite likely; but still he is apt to make quite a number of speeches between now and November. , The Enquirer says that York county returns 1,281 sheep and goats and 2,064 dogs. It is likely that this 1 proportion exists throughout the greater part of the State. And it is the existence of this fact that has more than anything else to do with keeping down the sheep-raising industry in South Carolina. With a gang of idle curs on i every plantation and farm, many of them of the worthless, sheep-killing i kind, it is almost impossible to raise sheep. Nearly every negro owns a < dog, some of them several; and many < of the whites appear to be as much ! attached to the yellow dog as the i negro is. Efforts have been made time and again to pass such a dog law i as to legislate the miserable curs out of existence; but the dreaded voter < rises up in his might and frightens the timid legislator out of bis wits, and the bill dies. It costs less to raise a sheep than to keep a dog, The |State needs a dog law, and in order to get i it she needs legislators who are not afraid to incur the anger of the owners of the "yaller" curs.?Greenville News. And until we grow big enough to elect legislators with sufficient courage i to offend a yellow dog on a proposition 1 of common sense, we cannot expect to ' see much improvement in the situation. This is a fact. ( MERE-MENTION. The New York World prints news of an alleged plot by certain Spaniards and Cubans to assassinate President < McKinley. M;The Japanese have arranged to 'place 63,000 troops in China and they expect the war to last three years. The Chinese dis ' 1 _ /*? ft. _ J 4. L ~ turnance nas seriously anecteu wo trade in cotton goods. Assistant Secretary of War Meikeljobn thinks that the powers ought to reorganize China by the establishment of a new dynasty. The Pacific Railway has made arrangements to transport British troops direct from Quebec to Sbaughai. Admiral Remey, having arrived in Chinese waters, superceeds Admiral Kempff in command of the United States lleet. The Illinois Central fast train, from New Orleans for Chicago, was held up near Wyckliffe, Ky., last Wednesday, and robbed of $10,000. Postmaster General Smith is quoted assaying that the currency question will be the lead iog issue in the campaign, the Democrats having made it so by their reiteration of 16 to 1. Dr. Mumni Von Schwarzenstien has been appointed as German minister to Pekio, to succeed Baron Von Kettler, assassinated.-"It is stated that Germany will send between 10,000 aud 15,000 troops to China. The sailing collier, St. Mark, left Norfolk, Va., last Wednesday for Manila with 2500 tons of coal aboard. It is expected that the trip will require five months. CU|NA MUST BE CONQUERED. Thin Seems to Be the Settled Conviction ol the Powers. All rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, the world has about come to the conclusion that there is no longer any reason to hope that the foreigners in P?>lrin are still alive. Excent from such rumors as are put in circulation by the Chinese at Shanghai and other points, there has beeu absolutely no information from Pekin. The Shanghai rumors include stories to the effect that the operations of the of the Chinese troops are being directed by European officers, and it is considered quite likely that these stories aro to a certain extent correct. The allied forces in the vicinity of Taku and Tien Tsin are not co-operating as heartily as might be desired. The commanding officer of the force of each power considers himself a law unto himself, and although he generally conforms to the "requests" of Admiral Seymour, the ranking officer, he does so only in case it suits him. The fighting is still going on around Pekin. There is no detailed information ; but it is quite likely that the Internationals are being hard pressed. H00DT0WN HAPPENINGS. Death of Mrs. Lola McSwain?Condition ol the Crops?Fine Wheat Yield. Correspondence of the Yorkrllle Enquirer. Hoodtown, July 11.?Mrs. M. Lula McSwain, nee Dowdle, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Dowdle, died at her home at Lattimore, N. C., Wednesday, the 27th untimo, after a short illness. Her mother was dispatched for soon after her illness took a serious turn and started at once; but arrived too late to see her alive. The comse. accomDan ied by the husband, Mr. W. Ensley McSwain, Mrs. Dowdle, and a few other relatives, arrived at Hickory Grove the next morniDg, where a party was waiting to carry the remains to Bullock's Creek cemetery for burial that afternoon. Mrs. McSwain was born near here, March 11,1872, being at the time of her death a little over 28 years of age. She was a dilligent student, and had, by taking advantage of her opportunities, acquired sufficient education to become quite an efficient teacher, to which avocation she bad given a few sessions before her marriage to Mr. McSwain. She connected herself with the Methodist church when about 11 years of age, and was a consistent member in its communion. She was married to Mr. W. Ensley McSwain, June 7, 1899. The grief stricken husband and her aged parents?now near three score and ten years of age?who are almost prostrated with grief, and remaining brother and sister, have the deepest sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. The farmers have bad a struggle with "General Green" lately, such as has not been witnessed here since about 1881; but in a few days more, with favorable weather, the worst of the fight will be over, most of them coming out victorious. Although most farmers will be two weeks or more later than usual laying-by, some crops are - * 1 TIT almost as forward as usual. air. w. 0. Blair informs me that he saw a cotton bloom in their field the 15th of last month, and doubtless others were about as early. Upland corn is generally as fine as it has been in years. On the lowlands it is somewhat different. Bullock's creek aud Broad river have not done so much damage ; but the small streams here literally "played havoc" with the crops, in many places washing away corn and most of the soil together, [n some cases several plantings have successively been flooded. The yield of wheat was good ; but the grain sprouted in the "shock" in places before it could be threshed, and, of course, most of it is damaged somewhat. Duty got the better of patriotism here the Fourth. Another struggle for supremacy was in progress, which in a sense involve the liberty of the farming class. voce. Hoyt's Hand Primary.?Colonel Hoyt took a hand primary at Florence on Thursday. Here is the story according to the Nfews and Courier and State's campaign reporter: Colonel Hoyt was received with cheering. He was forced to omit discussion of other issues and confine himself to th6 liquor question, as his opponents had devoted so much time to him. Patterson interrupted Colonel Hoyt once and the crowd cheered Hoyt. Pottarc/in hod rdnimad that ninp jl avvviovu ui*\t w.v.. ? tenths of the people drink liquor. Colonel Hoyt disputed it. Patterson?Take a hand primary. Hoyt?Why didn't you do it? The colonel took a hand primary to see how many in the audience drank liquor. The number of fists poked up was absurdly small and the crowd howled for Hoyt. Hoyt then said that Patterson had said that the crowd was sober because the dispensary was closed. The colonel pronounced this as a slander on the people of Florence and the crowd cheered again. If prohibition is a farce, why did Patterson advocate it in 1892 ? And does he support the dispensary now because, as he says, "the majority of the people favor it ?" Colonel Hoyt read a denunciation of the dispensary written by the Rev. W. R. Richardson, of Columbia, and when he came to a paragraph where it was said that small politicians use it to ride into office, the crowd cheered again. i ? McCONNELLSVILLE MATTERS. Crops Looking Better?Mr. WIIIIaiiih'h Prise Cornfield?The Late R. F. Lindsay?Notes About People. I Correspondence of the Yorkrllle Enquirer. McConnellsville, July 13.?Since the trying hot spell was broken by pleasant showers, all work has moved forward with renewed vigor. Although at one time the crop was hindered on account of grass, it is now clean and is growing rapidly. The corn is especially fine, the rains suiting the clav lands exactly. Mr. J. M. Williams has a field of about tea acres which is said by traveling men to be unsurpassed by any in the state. Will Sadler, colored, a renter living on Mr. John R. Ashe's plantation, has the largest cotton in the country. It is now too large to plow and be has laid it by. Wheat threshing has not commenced yet, as nearly everyone is waiting for a more convenient time to work with i their grain. The crop is the largest that we have had in a number of ' years, which is very fortunate since the advance in price of wheat. ' Mr. R. Franklin Lindsay died on last Sunday afternoon and was buried at the cemetery here on Tuesday morning. He was an old Confederate soldier and served gallantly throughout the war as was befitting one of his name. Ever since the war he has suffered from a wounded leg, and for a number of years past, with lung trouble, which caused bis death. Doubtless after so many years of suffering he gladly heard "taps" sounded and willingly passed into the last bivouac. One by one our old soldiers are : "pasing ov6r the river" to their well earned rest "beneath the shade of the trees," leaving us, as a legacy, a memory of gallant deeds and unfaltering Sation to a sacred cause, r. John Walker, of Columbus, Ga., I a short visit to his mother and sister, Mrs. J. 0. Moore, this week. ' "t-Mr. W. Hugh Burris, who is in business with his uncle at Union, is at home now for awhile. His sister, Miss Leila Burris, is still quite sick. yMiss Lillian Austin, of Greenwood, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. M. Love. ~\-Miss Edna Love has returned home after several weeks stay, in Rock Hill. A Miss Clara Crawford is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Adaline Williams. Miss Lillian Crawford, who has been keeping books for ber brother, Mr. E. ? n e?J ~e /~iu A. v^rawiuru, ui vucoici, 10 nu uuwb for a vacation. , JVMr. J. Wilson McConnell, who is home from Davidson College, is spend-., ing bis vacation traveling for a news- , paper. \Mr. Luther Burris, who has been "employed in Atlanta for the last few months, is now spending a few days at home. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. - -' Cotton Pest at Batesburg. Mr. L. D. Landrum, of Batesburg, , writes the governor as follows: "Dear Sir: There is some kind of a pest that j has attacked the cotton in this section . and in a few days will destroy a large quantity of the cotton. In fact, it' is spreading all over the country. The botanist at Clemson has seen such | specimens of the infected cotton and he suggested the use of suF"] phur; but this does not kill or stop the progress of the scourge. So, at , the request of a number of prominent farmers, I request you to have the botanist of Clemson to visit this section and see if he cannot devise a means to help us." ( Ben Tillman, Jr., Goes to China. | News and Courier: Within the ) next twenty days another brave Soutb , Carolina soldier will be fighting upon j Chinese soil. An order was recently j issued moving one of the companies of , the 7th infantry, of'which Lieut. Ben. Tillman, Jr., is ranking lieutenant, > from Alaska to China. Lieut. Tillman ( was graduated at the Citadel academy , only a few years ago. Shortly after- , wards he was commissioned second , lieutenant and fought through the ( Spanish war. When peace was de- j clared the young officer was transfer- j red to Alaska and placed in charge of < a company at a little town known as | Eampart City. He has spent the last | two years on the Yukon, and the order | for a change came no doubt more as a relish than anything else. Lieut. Tillman is well known in this state. He is a brother to Col. James Tillman and a nephew of the senior senator from I South Carolina. Four years of his life < were spent in Charleston, and be left | many warm friends here. At the time , of his graduation he ranked as second , captaiu in the corps of cadets. < Pretty Near a Divorce. An interesting case was heard in Spartanburg, before Judge Aldrich, last Monday. A marriage,which solemnized ] between Miss Fannie V. Littlejohn and i Row Stpnhen A. Nettles, of the South , -.-~r , Carolina conference, on June 25th, 1899, was declared to be void and never to have been of binding force. J The action was brought by Miss Little- < jobn, who alleged that at the time of < such marriage her mind was so much i impaired by reason of a serious physi- ] cal ailment that she was incapable of understanding or of carrying out the marriage contract. Almost immediately after the marriage she was placed under the treatment of a specialist in I surgery and diseases peculiar to women, j and as a result of .his treatment her , mind has been restored, and she alleges that since regaining possession of her ' faculties she does not wish to ratify the 1 marriage. The testimony was in ac- 1 cordance with the allegations, and < while Miss Littlejohn testified that Mr. ] Nettles's treatment was very kind, . she stated that she would not assume the duties and relationship of a wife. Under this state of facts, Judge Al- ' drich held that the alleged contract 1 was in fact np contract and so adj udged. I LOCAL AFFAIRS. < 8 INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. , J. M. Heath tfe Co.?Have just bought the , entire sample shirt line of Messrs. Juo. E. Hearst & Co., of Baltimore, and ask I their patrons who desire anything in ] this line to see the display at once. W. H. Adams?Advertises for $20 which * be lost on Thursday afternoon between ] the City Barber shop and the baseball parK. v J. P. White, Manager of the Yorkville , Baseball Team?Gives notice to subscribers to the baseball fund that a corn- J mittee will call on them for their sub- t scriptions on Monday, July 16. Also requests a meeting of said subscribers in Dr. Cartright's office on Monday, the 16th inst., at 8 o'clock. Sam M. Grist, Special Agent?Says that you will be interested by reading what 60 leading business and professional ' men of South Carolina, have to say of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, of Newark, N. J. York Drug Store, Registered Pharmacist ?Ask you to come into this store and see the beautiful line of stationery and Lowney's candy. Also says that he will save you time and coin. R. E. Montgomery?Has opened a repair shop in the rear of Messrs. Riddle and Carroll's store, and says that prices will be satisfactory. J. J. Hull?Announces himself as a candidate for the house of representatives, subject to the wishes of the Democratic party in the approaching primary election. C. A. Carroll and others?Ask for sealed bids for the Tirzah encampment privileges. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The commutation street tax, heretofore $2.50, goes up after today. NlMr. R. E. Montgomery has opened thi "We Fix It" repair shop in the rear of Riddle & Carroll's. He proposes to do all kinds of repair work in wood and and iron, and make his shop a general convenience. Mr. Montgomery is a good workman. ? The King's Mountain Military Academy promises a strong demand for vegetables in excess of what can be raised on the premises. With the markets furnished by the cotton mills, the town in general, and promised by the academy, it is a wonder that truck farming is receiving so little attention. ? ine Ji.err-js.imDan Liive chock r company has discontinued its livery v business in Yorkville. Business of ( late has been too dull to warrant fur- j tber maintainance, and on Thursday y morning the horses that have been in ^ use here were taken to Rock Hill. Mr. j Poag, who has been in charge of the j stables at this place, will remain here ? for several days. j ABOUT PEOPLE. "-Miss Sudie Allison has returned * mom a visit to Atlanta. -rMiss Lula Smith, of Zadok, is visit- d i^g relatives and friends in Yorkville. ) VMr. S. Y. Wallace, of Clover, left on % ldst Monday morning for Hot Springs, . Ate. v Messrs. D. T. Woods and Barron 1 Ktennedy are confined to their beds by ^ sickness. v Mr. H. Clarence Glenn, of Henrietta, p N. C., is in Yorkville visiting relatives q and friends. Mr. Augustus Deal, of Blacksburg, 0 bas been visiting friends in Yorkville 0 for the past week. '1 and Mrs. Jno. F. Blodgett, of t Atlanta, are visiting in Yorkville, the Q guests of Mrs. Blodgett's parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Allison. . IJ^rs. Jos. 0. Walker, accompanied bjy her little boys, Cosmo and Robert, 8 left on Thursday morning for a visit to a the family of Rev. W. T. Matthews at b Hickory, N. C. n Mrs. Sallie Wallace, mother of Mrs. James Gordon, of Fodder, was serious- . ly hurt at her home near Pleasant 1( Grove. Chester countv. last Saturday, ^ by a fall from the back door. Her n right arm was broken and she was t' otherwise bruised ; but notwithstand- ^ ing her great age?97 years?at last ^ accounts she was getting along as _ nicely us could be expected. Rock Hill Herald, Wednesday: " The Rev. D. S. McAllister and family 1: expect to leave the city of Rock Hill \ on Thursday for Fairview, a new field of labor and a new home in Greenville oounty, 8. C. They ask us to say that Lhey desire to express to their good ( friends in Rock Hill their hearty ap- u preciation of much kindness shown iuriug their brief resideuce, and in Lbis way to bid one aud all an affectionate goodbye, with all that good- q bye means. v , BIG SUPPLY BUSINESS. C Yorkville is in luck again from a g business standpoint. Information seoured within the past few days goes ^ :o further back up the predictions that U were made in The Enquirer when J] Messrs. J. M. Heath & Co. bought b out the Ganson Dry Goods company P last spring. t< At the time of the purchase, the ^ plans of Messrs. Heath & Co. included -n .he ultimate establishment of a large P supply business; but at the time the p deal occurred, it was two late in the ^ season to arrange for the trade of the tl current year, and there was nothing ^ ilse to do but wait. Now, however, ai ihe fall season is approaching, and ^ Messrs. Heath & Co. propose to be b ready for it. As the result of a recent deal, Messrs. p Heath & Co. now have the control of >he big store room next door to them, a: it present occupied by Mr. W. Adickes, ind into this room they propose to " place a big stock of groceries, hard- ^ ware^bagging and ties and plantation supplies of every description. They n ;xpect to be open for business not w later than the 15th of September, and possibly by the first day of that month. 11 And this is not all of it. The con- ^ ;ern also expects to handle cotton on i large scale, and do its part to make ai ;he market lively. An experienced " 'ottoD man has been employed to look ifter this part of tbe business, and be vill be bere with bis family in a few veeks. It is tbe Heatb people who lave been making things hum around ~i Lancaster during the past few years, ind they propose to help make things bum here also. , Then again, another large department is to be added to their business. Messrs. Heatb & Co. are going to ban- , lie mules and horses on a large scale, rhey have been in this business all ilong over in Lancaster, and they in;end to give it the same attention here is there. Speaking of the new departures yeserday, Mr. Williams, manager for Eleatb & Co., said to the reporter: 'Why Yorkville does not do nearly ill the business that is done in her -ightful territory. People who ought >o be doing all tbeir trading here, are laving to buy supplies in Gastonia, Rock Hill and Chester. It is my observation that this is principally because Yorkville does not now offer the lecessary accommodations. After we jet well under way, I think there will >e a decided chaBge for the better." YORKVILLE VS. PIEDMONT. Two to 1, 7 to 3, 12 to 4, all in favor >f Piedmont^ is the result of the games ilayed at the park on Tuesday, Wedlesday and Thursday. Tuesday's game was a beautiful one. forkville played unusually well, and so did Piedmont. Up until about the seventh inning Yorkville stood 1 to Piedmont's 0. It looked as if the some team was to win a great victoy; but unfortunate errors gave the i /isitore two runs in a single inning, ind the opportunity was lost. Chap)le and Brake were the battery for if orkville, and Malcolm and Barker or Piedmont. Wednesday's game was not so close, rhe Piedmont boys bad been somevbat stirred up over the close - shave >f the day before, and they threw a ittle more vim into tbeir playing. iVhite, Piedmont's . strongest pitcher, vas in the box for Piedmont, and Sankston pitched for Yorkville. The Piedmont boys played like clockwork md they made a magnificent game of t. Y orkville played as good ball as * >n the day before; but were unable to lold the visitors down. There was a decided chill on Thurslay's game. It was noticeable especial y id tDe grand stand, me attendance vas small. It was largely because the tome team was unable to win. The act that the playing was the best that las ever been seen on the local diamond pas not sufficient to counteract the deceasing effects of repeated defeats, rhe audience was made up principally f thoroughgoing ball enthusiasts who njoy baseball most as a fine art. 'hose who looked for pleasure only in be local team's possible victory, renamed away. Notwithstanding repeated defeats, lanager White made a much better howing than can be appreciated by ny except those who understand aseball. With painstaking discrimiation lie has collected a slrong team, 'he personnel of the team is not infer>r to that of Piedmont; but there is a isadvantage in team work. Piedaont has been playing as a unit for wo or three years; while the home earn has seldom been able to go on be ground twice with the same men. Jnder these circumstances, the showng made by the home team is higher creditable, not only to Manager Vhit? and Captain Neill; but to the earn as a whole as well. Besides this, A be town is under obligations for ensrtainment and diversion heretofore 11 uuquaucu, HOW GASTONIA MADE $50. The followingis from the GastoDia I razette of Thursday : j UDder the above* caption, the York- ^ ille correspondent to the News & lourier has the following to say of the ame of ball here last week : Yorkville, July 6.?Special: Inful- v lment of an engagement with the Gas- . . mia committee on Fourth of July enterlinment, the Yorkville baseball team ent up to Gastonia to play a game with le boys there; but they came Home with ad impressions of some of the Gastonia eople. There are no enclosed baseball rounds in Gastonia, and the game was atjmpted in the open. After the game was rell underway, and it became apparent lat the Yorkville boys were going to dpe the Gastonia team up, a number of eople began to crowd into the diamond nd obstruct the Yorkville players. The olice were called upon; but were unable > manage the crowd. Finally the York- ^*3 ille boys bad to give up and retire from le field. The score at that time stood to 1 in favor of Yorkville; but the um- 'J ire called the game in favor of Gastonia. ad the Gastonia committee has refused ) pay $50 that was promised on the round of alleged failure of the Yorkville oys to fulfill the contract. The Yorkille boys, or at least a number of them, re strongly of opinion that the Gastonia eople broke up the game in order to get ut of paying the money. The situation, I lerefore. is decidedly nnnlaaaant all I rouud. The writer of the above may have itended to be fair in his representaon of the facts in the case. We canot say what his intentions were; but le impressions are so erroneous as to lake it impossible to pass them by ithout some reply. We regret the whole occurrence as tuch as any one. Last week we atimpted to give a perfectly fair statelent of the deplorable event. The two teams were evenly matched ad it was not at all evident that the Yorkville boys were going to wipe #