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? John Sealy, treasurer of the Galveston relief fund, makes the following statements of receipts from October 1 to October 15 Inclusive: Recelvec from Governor Sayers, $75,000; recelvec from Mayor Jones, $16,063.81; recelvec from all other sources, $5,650.32; previously acknowledged, $973,593.63; total $1,075,309.18. ? General William L. Wilson, post master general under Cleveland, dlec at his home In Lexington, Va., last Wednesday morning. General Wilsor was a member of congress, and wa? the author of the Wilson tariff bill; wai postmaster general in Cleveland's cabinet and was afterward elected president of Washington and Lee university at Lexington, Va., where he died ? E. B. Baldwin, an ambitious explorer of the artlc regions, has securec from the state department passport! J */. nnnmila a t tVlA TinrthPAS' auu ICllCIO IV vvuvvuw points of civilization in Europe anc Asia for use in his proposed expeditioi to the north pole next spring. Mr.Bald win says it is his desire to place th< American flag as near the north pole ai possible, and hopes to be able to read a point further north than any othei explorer, Including those now in. th< field. This expedition is backed flnancially by William Zeigler and othei capitalists in the scientific work. ? The great strike of the anthracit* coal workers of Pennsylvania, whlcl commenced on September 18, came to t close last Wednesday. The mine-own ers agreed to the abolition of an obJectlonable system known as the slid' lng 'scale, and also agreed to allow i net increase of 10 per cent in the wages paid to miners. It is expected thai all of the miners will be back at worl by next Monday morning. The determination of the government to give oui large contracts for the furnishing oi coal to the naval coaling stations ir South Atlantic waters, has, no doubt had something to do with the adjustment. ? The New York Herald says that th( first consignment of South African golc since the outbrekk of the Transvaa war, is now in transit to New York The sum aggregates $2,500,000 and il will go to the National City bank This statement is of more significance than appears on its face. It meant that the South African mines have resumed activity after having been shu! down for more than a year. The Soutt African gold output in 1899 was $75,577,410, or one-fourth of the gold output ol the world. At the rate of operationi just before the war broke out, the output promised $100,000,000 for the year The probability is that this pace will have been resumed again before ch? end of many months. With new gold i ' being injected into the financial arteries of the world at the rate of $400,000,000 a year, all kinds of industries will hum. ? It is probable that at least twc plans for the re-organlzation of th? army will be submitted to congress ai its next session, one is oeing prepared under the supervision of Secretary Root, and contemplates an army ol 100,000 men on the same general basis as the plan submitted to the last congress, one of the features of which was the interchangeability of line and stall officers. It was the strong oppositior to this particular feature that killec the measure at the last session. The other plan is that of Lieutenant General Miles, who proposes an army ol about 80,000 men, including 36 regiments of Infantry, 15 regiments of cavalry, about 20 batteries of artillery and a' coast artillery of about 18,000 men This is a slight increase over General Miles' ratio of one soldier for everj 1,000 inhabitants. General Miles alsc favors a re-organization of the stall and an interchangeability of duty. ? Washington is rapidly becoming the center of Catholicism in America. The apostolic legation is located here. Ir addition to the ancient Jesuit university, which was established at Georgetown during colonial days, we have now what is known as the Catholic University of Washington, a more extensive and wealthy institution, whose faculty represents the liberal elements in the church. A year ago an enormous monastery of the order of St. Francis a hv COVOfQ 1 VlllT"lHTPC monks, and is now the headquarters ol the greatest foreign missionary agency of the Catholic church, the Franclscar Brotherhood. All their missionary work for the continents of America Asia and Africa is directed from here The monastery, one of the most imposing ecclesiastical edifices in this nation is situated a mile or two beyond tht Catholic University, near the Soldiers Home. There is a good deal of mystery about the institution, which gives it additional interest. The monks art seldom seen, except when they come oi go through tne little village of Brookland, which is their railway station. ? Chicago dispatch, 14th: Abdel Karin, Prince of Egypt, and high priesl of the cult of "Truth Knowers,". has disappeared. After a brief sojourn at Kenosha, Wis., where he had come ail the way from Egypt to found his sect, he has suddenly left, supposedly foi Egypt, with his coffers enriched to the extent of many thousands of dollars, which it is rumored he will use to propagate his religion in the Orient. Hundreds of sane persons in the United States, among them many women ol wealth, have been infatuated and become enthusiastic followers of this new leader. Hundreds of dollars have beer subscribed by various persons, mainly to further the interests of the new religion in this country. Among the mosl enthusiastic proselytes to the sect ol .iTuin ivnowers, 11 repuri ue true, is Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, the San Francisco millionaire and philanthropist. It is said that Mrs. Hearst has turned over to Prince Abdel Karin the sum of $10,000 to be used in teaching his religion in this country. Kenosha was the selected site of the erection of a temple in which "Truth Knowers" would congregate to worship a personal god Some call this religion Mohammedanism, others call it Buddhism, while still others call it Theosophy; but Abdel Karin calls it simply "Knowing the Truth." Much romance surrounds its introduction in the United States It has been growing slowly, but stead ily, for eight years, and every important city from New York to the Missls; sippl valley claims a vigorous colony . of "Truth Knowers." ; She HorkviUc (Enquirer. - 7^ YORKVILLE, 8. ,\ . SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20,1000. i 3 The Associated Press has recently t reported a number of bank robberies 1 achieved through tapping of the tele1 graph wires. The robbers, one of whom ; Is necessarily a telegraph operator, 3 tap the wires outside of a town or city, i and send a message as If coming from f another city, ordering the payment of i specified sums to confederates. The scheme has been worked successfully r on numerous occasions. There ought > to be some remedy for this kind of bus3 iness. It might be a good idea to allow i the banks to recover from the tele graph companies. This would proba" bly result In the Institution of precautions that would prove effective. Attorney General Bellinger's letter c on the divorce law is Interesting and . Instructive. It would have been just as t well If the attorney general had gone c on and frankly admitted that South 1 Carolinians do not admit the efficacy ' of statute laws In the regulation of domestic affairs. Every man is, as he ; should be, the protector of the sacredI ness of his own home. It is not often' 1 that there is need for recourse to any * law In the settlement of domestic mat^ ters. Here love and philosophy stand [ higher than the statutes. In the rare , instances where both are outraged the shot gun furnishes a better arbiter - than the divorce courts, and It Is less 1 harmful and less scandalous generally. f South Carolina Is the only state In the , Union that Is exactly right on the di. vorce question. [ Speaking of the "decencies of Jouri nallsm," we would like to ask The [ State what It thinks of a great, self-re. spectlng dally that would copy Into Its . columns a scurrilous personal attack I on the editor of a semi-weekly paper, the attack coming from a seml-week, ly journal with which The State news, paper has no connection? Sucfi an at^ tack has been made, with wantonness, . and It was copied into the editorial . page of The State, presumably in en> dorsement of what was said. This pub, lication appeared in The State during . .the "absence of the editor," it Is true; j but this fact does not lessen the ofj fence, if ofTence it was, and we want to t ask the editor his opinion of that kind [ of journalism, whether or not it ac, cords with the editor's high Ideas of . the ethics of journalism?whether an j article offensive to a brother editor . should be given a place In the columns . of his paper, when his paper was in no I way concerned??Rock Hill Herald. Rash, impetuous contemporary of the I Hub, do you not realize that you are r in danger of having your paper struck \ off the exchange list of the g-r-E-A-T 1 Columbia daily? Then what will you do with all sources of news vanished? ' Do you think you will be able to rely i on The News and Courier, Charlotte Observer, Augusta Chronicle, Colum" bia Record, Atlanta News and other | second-rate journals? Do you think it [ possible for you to keep abreast of the ? times with only such aids as these? 3 Why, contemporary, you must be going i daft. Hist! be more cautious. When ' liar, scoundrel, ass, idiot, imbecile, | ninny, nincompoop, puppy and other r such epithets are hurled at you through i this great model of propriety in Colr umbia, you must fall back upon your . philosophy and bear the imagined in suit without complaint. You, and others. contemplate the result otherwise. | You will be deprived of the inexpressi ble pleasure of the daily perusal of the columns of that great contempo' rary. Removed from the sphere of its powerful influence, you cannot rehash its mighty thoughts to your readers, and the great multitude of people now basking under the indirect rays of its benign wisdom, will be left in darkj ness. Contemplate,contemporary; con: template contemporaries, what you do. 1 The consequences of your blunder may [ be filled with disaster! THE COTTON OUTLOOK. The dip of the past few days in the price of cotton, is causine considerable | speculation throughout the South as to ' the probable cause. Cotton men every? where are watching the situation like a i hawk watches a chicken; but the most ' anxious interest probably is among the cotton producers who have not yet dis; posed of their crops. As we have said on every previous occasion when we have undertaken to j discuss the market situation, we do not * want to be held responsible for our " views, especially if they should prove 1 to be wrong. We do not pretend to k have an infallible insight into the sit. uation. We merely study all sides as . best we can, and then give our con elusions for what they may be worth 5 in helping others to think. At this 'r time we are trying to think along the j line of what we conceive to be the best interest of the producer who still holds cotton. The present dip in the price of cotton does not surprise us in the least. For 1 more than two months, there have been numerous Indications throughout Europe and America of a powerful combination of bear interests to depress the price of cotton. The spinners have been hard pressed by the narrow .margin between raw and manufactured products, and the stoppage of their spindles has operated to broaden this margin by encroaching on the value of the raw product on the one hand, and adding to the value of the manufactured product on the other. Under the conditions as we saw them a month ago, we did not believe there was much yield possible in the price of raw material, and we believed that the profit margin would be increased principally by adding to the price of yarn. Not withstanding the loss of a cent in the price of cotton, we are not yet disposed to materially change our original , opinion. : The law of supply and demand is infallible in its operation. It can be temporarily suspended by speculation, expedient and artifice; but it cannot be permanently suspended, or even temporarily suspended for long. It seems to us that the present decline in prices is caused by a temporary suspension, and that an early reaction is certain. Cotton may go lower before it goes higher; but it Is likely to go higher before next February. We believe it will reach as high a point as it has reached this year. To us it seems there is every reason why it should reach a still higher point. Not long ago, Henry M. Neill, of New Orleans, estimated that the consumption of American cotton of the world last year was 11,226,000 bales. The tendency of Neill is to underestimate consumption just as he overestimates production. But suppose we put the figures at 11,000,000 bales, take into consideration the fact that there are now at least 1,500,000 more spindles than there were last year, and also the fact that nobody looks for a 10,000,000 bale crop this year. 'With the exception of the demand from China, which has been taking about 1,000,000 bales, the conditions for cotton consumption throughout the world are much better than they were last year, and it seems to us that all of these facts should have their weight. If there was any good reason why cotton should bring 10 cents last week, the same reason obtains now. We be- j lieve the present dip has been caused , hv tpmnnmrv hA?r imfiAnrtftnfiv on the i stock exchanges. We do not believe ^ it is possible for tne bears to maintain this ascendancy. There are numerous indications throughout the South that cotton producers have much more sense ] than they used to have. There is reason to hope that the unaccountable ^ drop in the price to 9J, will check re- ( ceipts everywhere as it has done in this locality. If the receipts are checked the price will quickly go back up to fig- l ures that will bring out the cotton. If the receipts are not checked now, then 1 prices will fall still lower; but later on, ^ as the world begins to realize the real j shortness of the crop, prices are bound j to advance up to or beyond the best i figures that have obtained up to this c time. 1 NEWS ABOUT GREENVILLE. ? < Case of Miss Carter Continued?York Jurors ( Dismissed?Cotton Market Dragging?Mr. * McCain Will Come to Yorkville?Lots of ( Wheat to Be Sown. , Correspondence of tbe Yorkville Enquirer. Greenville, October 19.?The United States district court is in session here this week, and business is being disposed of with that dispatch characteristic of Judge Brawley. The court convened on Tuesday morning and the grand jury was discharged on yesterday at noon, having completed its work in two and a half days. No cases of general public interest have been or will be before the court, the princioal business being the disposition of charges for violation of the internal revenue laws by illicit manufacturers and sellers of whisky. The case against Miss Kate Carter, assistant postmaster at Batson postofflce in this county, charged with tampering with the mails, has been ,continued by order of the court, on the ground that the Indictment was not properly made out. Miss Carter was on hands ready for the trial and was the guest of one of the leading hotels of the city. She is apparently about 20 years of age, is quite handsome, and has the appearance of being above the average in point of intelligence. Messrs. A. A. Barron, of Rock Hill, J. O. Moore, of McConnellsville, and Wm. McFarland, of Yorkville, were members of the grand jury, and Mr. S. S. Smith, of Point, was a member of the petit jury. All four left here in good shape yesterday afternoon, the grand jurors having completed their work, and Mr. Smith being excused from further service by the court. 6 worK nas oeen coramencea on me trolley line that has been talked of for ? Greenville more or or less during the j! past four years, and it is the fond hope of the natives that the cars will be ^ moving by December 1. Very little cotton is being sold on j this market at present. The heavy de- j cline in price is assigned as the reason. 9g is the top of the market. Tucapan Cotton mill, over the line in Spartan- ^ burg county, is said to be buying all ' it can get at 10 cents. Forepaugh and Sells Brothers' circus is billed to be here tomorrow, and a it goes without saying that the great- s est crowd of the year will be in town, r It is said that there is considerable I betting here on the result of the presi- 1 dential election. I have heard of seve- ? ral wagers of 2J to 1 that McKinley will i; win, and of one or two of 4 to 1. c Frank P. McCain, Esq., of Oreers, vho visited Yorkville several weeks ago >n a prospecting tour, has definitely iecided to locate there and will go over ibout the first of November for the purpose of practicing his profession? the law. Mr. McCain is a young man jf fine character and superior ability, ind will, I am sure, achieve success in jld York, because he possesses the essential qualifications for genuine success, and he has decided to cast his lot with a people who appreciate both character and ability, and especially the former. He will, for the present, be issociated with W. B. de Loach, Esq. The opinion still prevails that the acreage sown in wheat in this county this fall will be even larger than that 3f last year. The experience of the nraannt voor Via a nnnvl npo^ tVia fa rmorn that wheat Is a success both as a money saver and money maker. Sam M. Grist. MERE-MENTION. It Is estimated that the Florida orange crop this year will aggregate L,000,000 boxes. and that the price will be $2 a box London has made a new contribution of $6,t>u0 to the Galveston storm sufferers It is expected that Lord Kitchener will succeed Lord Roberts In command of the British army in South Africa Statistician Hyde, or the department of agriculture, says he will issue no more cotton bulletins except one from Texas, until about the first of November rhe government is contemplating the Idea of stocking all stations on the 3outh Atlantic with immense supplies Df coal. Contracts given out now will help in the settlement of the coal strike In Pennsylvania The war department is contemplating changes in the uniforms worn in the army?The total shipment of gold from Europe to this country up to last Tuesday, amounted to $9,510,000. This is since the changing of the tide a few weeks ago rhe Russian government has permitted it to become known that hereafter Russia will operate in China with increasing independence of the other powers John Sherman is critically 111 at his home in Washington rhirty cadets found deficient in their studies at West Point, have been discharged W. J.? Bryan has Just had i rousing reception in New York. The turnout Tuesday night was one of the largest ever seen in the city William Luzar Thomas, founder of the London Graphic, died last Thursday. ....Yellow fever is on the increase in Havana The Wellhouse Paper company, of Atlanta, went into the annas ui a receiver uu mat nuiioua;. Vhickory grove notes. Correspondence of the Yorkrllle Enquirer. Hickory Grove, October 19.?Rev. Mr. Hensley and Miss Jackson were married here Wednesday night, the :eremony being performed by Rev. Dickson. Miss Louise Simpson has gone to Chester to spend sometime with her lunt. Misses Sallie Wylie and Emma McDlll went down to Yorkvllle yesterday. Rev. Mr. Oates, of the A. R. P. jhurch of this place, assisted Rev. Mr. 3rler In the preparatory services for communion at Sharon last week. south carolina news. Fell a Hundred Feet. Says a Charleston dispatch of Wedlesday: While playing around an elevator shaft in a 4-stOry building, Leroy CVebb, 4-years-old, lost his footing and 'ell down the shaft, a distance of neary 100 feet. His right arm was broken n two places and he was rendered un:onsclous; but will recover. Relieves In Miracles. The Charleston Presbytery, in ses?ion in Charleston, has before it a rejuest made by Rev. D. J. Brlmm, of Columbia, that he be allowed to withIraw from the Presbyterian church, lev. Brlmm, who believes that the day >f miracles has not passed, says he .vants to Join the "Christian Alliance." rle says that salvation is more real han Is usually considered, and that a nan does not have to wait until he jets to heaven to realize that he Is releemed. from Camden to Sumter. Columbia State, Wednesday: South Carolina now has another piece of new allroad property. It has Just been :ompleted, and will tomorrow be lnipected and thrown open to traffic by he State railroad commission. It Is ;he Camden branch of the Northwest;rn railroad, which is an extension of :he old Wilson & Summerton. The iranch runs from Sumter to Camden, a listance of about 28 miles, going Into Camden on the O. R. & C. track, using ibout three miles and the terminals of he last named road. The road has >een built In about a year's time. It ipens up a fine agricultural and timber lection. Several stations have already >een established. Sumter thus gets a ihorter connection with the Seaboard's nain line. leneral Session* Id Lanciut?r. Lancaster Review, Wednesday: The :ourt of general sessions convened on donday morning, Judge Klugh presidng. The following cases have been rled: Paul Duncan, housebreaking and irar/^lnf mi HHf COnforiPO olv atUCUJ, TVl U1VV 5 Uti \.J wv?bv**vwf wan nonths in the penitentiary or on the hain gang. Henry Magill, burglary md larceny?not guilty. True bills lave been found in the following cases+Slliott Thomas, larceny; P. T. Cauthn, larceny; Ben Gent, disposing of iroperty under lien; Johnson Watts, nurder; Wood Elliott, disturbing reIgious meeting; C. C. Horton, Sr., asault and battery and resisting officer; ?homas Catoe, assault and battery vlth intent to kill; Robert Crockett, arceny. No bill was found in case of jum Ware, charged with larceny. The ase of George Eubanks, charged with nurder, is set for today. The followng cases have been nol prossed: Grant Ulsbrooks, violating dispensary law; ienry Hunter, obtaining goods under alse pretences; P. Walters, assault md battery with intent to kill; Johnon Benson, Anthony and Dave Cunlingham, disturbing religious meeting; iobt. Brown, assault and battery with ntent to kill; J. E. Pace, obtaining roods under false pretences; J. E. Philips, similar offense; Robert Crockett, irceny. What is known as the Bridges otton cases have been continued. LOCAL AFFAIRS. INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Louis Roth?Tells you that on and after today, (Saturday), he will furnish his customers with choice refrigerated Western beef. And will have Norfolk select oysters today. Manager, Box 89, Greenville, S. C.? Wants those out of work to write to him In regard to pleasant and profit-' able work. J. H. Saye, Chairman, and OthersGive notice of an election to be held Tuesday, November 6, to elect state and county officers, and to vote on amendments to the state constitution. Also gives names of precinct managers J. S. Sandlfer, Chairman and Others? Give notice of election for presidential electors and representatives in the 57th congrress. Also gives list of precinct managers. (Probate Judge McCorkle?Gives notice I that John E. Lowry has applied to him for letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. Loula E. Gardner, deceased. THE COTTON MARKET. Since the decline in the price of cotton below 10 cents, there has been a decided falling off in the local receipts. Wednesday, Thursday and yesterday were dull, so far as cotton is concerned. On the New -York exchange, Thursday, October closed at 9.34; November 9.25; December 9.24 and January 9.22. The history of the day on the exchange was told by an Associated Press dispatch of Thursday night as follows: The cotton market opened steady with prices four to eight points higher and worked upward during the first hour on support from room bulls, nervous buying by the shorts and fairly active support from Wall street, the public in general and Europe. Decided firmer Liverpool cables than looked for and numerous 'frost dispatches from the Carolinas were the chief influences which swayed the market. Reports of gains of | to Jc in prices in Southern markets and conditions for an additional decreased receipts gave the market a flrmefr tone. The government chart failed to record frost at any point in the belt, though noting much lower temperatures in the lower section. Liverpool was bullishly affected at midday by the frost accounts from this side and regards the reduced movement with suspicion. Later cables from that market Indicated an easier tijrn which was privately attributed ro profit taking and mild disappointment in our opening on the frost talk. Estimates for a generally smaller movement at the interior towns and fears of still cooler weather sduth tonight kept shorts in a feverish condition much of the morning. There were periods of reaction under flurries of profit taking, particularly after Liverpool's down turn; but the earlier market as a whole was steady. THE CATAWBA BRIDGE. The Catawba river bridge is to be completed on October 25. So says Mr. J. N. King, the contractor, who is to put on the finishing touches. Mr. King commenced work last Monday. That was the day by which he was to have the approaches completed. He says that he did everything- that was in reason to complete his contract according to agreement; but a long string of bad luck has made it impossible. Post oak and white oak are the kinds of lumber required. Mr. King says he grave out contracts to lumbermen and sawmill men for the necessary material to be furnished In ample time. He thought the men with whom he was dealing were responsible, and he gave up liberal preliminary sums to seal the contract. But he was deceived. The men who took his money did nothing toward carrying out their agreement, and this was the cause of the delay. On Monday last all of the lumber required, except one carload, was on the ground at either side of the bridge, cut to proper lengths ready for framing. The other car was lost; but it was thought that it would turn up at Fort Mill within a day or two. The lumber delivered is said to be of the very best quality?all that the contract call for?and Mr. King says he will see to it that, he does a Job with which the county board of commissioners will be thorougniy satisfied. According to present calculations the* bridge will be completed on Thursday, October 25. and opened to the public on Friday, October 26. It is expected that there will be quite a crowd at the river on the day of the opening. Mr. Crafts, the contractor who built the steel work, will be on hand to make a photograph of the completed Job. CLOVER CULLINGS. The following Items of Interest In and around Clover are from The Clover Leaf of Wednesday: Rev. McClintock, of Newberry, S. C., assisted Rev. R. M. Stevenson In a series of meetings at Crowder's Creek A. R. P. church last week Miss Pansy Traywlck, Miss Lula and Emma Fork were shopping in Gastonla Saturday. .... Carl Stroup has accepted a position as butcher for Mr. A. Dorsett.. .ytv Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gwin were visliing in Gastonla last week... +JL+ Miss Mattie Caldwell and little EmilyWright were visiting in Yorkvllle last week Mr. A. Dale, we are glad to note, is improving. Several days ago he fell from a wagon load of fodder and broke several ribs Mr. John Sipes and famiiy have moved from the factory here to Gastonla Mr. Z. M. Neill has purchased J. R. Barron's house and lot on Main street, also Mr. Barron's interest in the mercantile business of J. R. Barron & Co., and the business will be conducted as heretofore for awhile Mr. G. S. Williams and family, of Carp, S. C., were visiting at Mr. W. B. Stroup's, Friday...Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Morton have returned from their visit North Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Barron, of Rock Hill, were in town Thursday "Mrs. Lena Campbell and Miss Martha Laney were in Yorkville Saturday Mrs. John Stacy and children are visiting at Mrs. Lindsay's. .TT?Messrs. Sam Smith and Dave Youngbiood are building Mr. J. W. Beamguard's house on King's Mountain street Mr. D. J. Fitchett is having his house on Main street painted The annual missionary cotton picnic of the Presbyterian Sunday school will take place on the church grounds Saturday, the 20th.. .. TVisn Auii/3 ~c if- r n j.iic euuu ui j>ir. J. vr. jnniuc, we ttic glad to say, is recovering from a severe attack of sickness Mr. P. A. Jackson, of Filbert, called in and gave us his subscription Saturday On last Wednesday night the dining room of Mr. Wm. Leslie, of Crowder's Creek, was burglarized. It seems that the object of the thieves was to procure something to eat. After relieving the sideboard of everything eatable, they made their escape by the window which they had ente-ed. The burglary was not discovered until morning. There is no clue as to who the guilty parties are. T^rMrs. Emily Turner, of Bethel, died at her home, Friday the 12th In our last issue we announced that Messrs. Paires & Jackson had sold their livery and feed stables to Messrs Robinson 8c Dorsett, of Tlrzah; but since have learned that it is Mr. Robert Dorsett, of Fodder, S. C. The business will be < conducted under the name of R. Dorsett. ylfcROUT PEOPLE. yPaul, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Brattcn, is ill with grip. /^KLlsaeB Bettle and Kittle Blair, of Biairsvllle, are visiting friends in Rock r Hill. ^/Gadet Jack L. Gardner will return to the Citadel academy at Charleston today. vMrs. Lewis W. Perrin, of Abbeville, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Belle McCaw. Miss Kittle Harshaw, of Guthriesvllle, visited friends In Yorkvllle this week. ^Mlss i Mary Hart is quite sick with tonsilltis, at her home on Cleveland avenue. \ Pr-Tind Mrs. M. J. Walker spent a few days the past week in Union with relatives and friends. Y^&fos Jennie Roseborough, of Tampico, Mexico, is visiting the family of Dr. C. M. Kuykendal. Rev. B. H. Grler is quite unwell. He was confined to his bed during the greater part of yesterday. Mrs. C. J. Robertson has gone to Wilmington, N. C., to visit the family of her son, Mr. W. P. Robertson. Dr.* J. L. Hannanan has been unwell for several days this week. He returned to his business on Thursday. Miss Norma Strauss left for Charles- / ton last Monday, after passing several days In Yorkvllle as the guest of her brother, Mr. H. C. Strauss. Miss Fannie Parish entertained her . young lady friends very pleasantly last Thursday afternoon at an "At Home," given in honor of her friend, Miss Stahn, of Chester. \Lwrttatlona have been issued to the marriage of Mr. Green Sandlfer, of Rock Hill, to Miss Ethel Perrin Roper, of Abbqvllle, on Wednesday, October 3lst, 1900. Mr. R. J. Herndon will spend the greater part of next week In Spartanburg, where he will take part lit the concerts during the carnival; He will be accompanied by his little daughter, , Miss Mary Fant. > - / w GKAIIKU HtltUUli lUlilUfl. Citizens of Rock Hill have raised the question as to whether a graded school, supported by public funds, has a constitutional right to charge tuition. Like most other such schools in the state, the Rock Hill graded school has imposed a scale of charges on all pupils, able Xo pay. Jt makes provision for such people as will give satisfactory * evidence of their inability to pay fees by giving them exemption. Believing that the practice of charging tuition in a school that is supported by the free school funds is illegal, several citizens, notably $?r. T. L. Williams, refused to pay the fees required for their children, and the children were dismiss- <5 ed. As a result of a public meeting that was held on the subject, it was decided to enjoin the trustees from the further collection of such fees, and also to enjoin the county treasurer ' from paying over to the trustees any portion of the district's share of the three mill school tax or one dollar poll tax, until the school is put upon an > absolutely free basis. The complaint in the case has been drawn by W. J. Cherry, Esq., and it is quite a strong paper. It sets forth principally the lnequltableqess of assessing pupils of the lower grades forthe benefit of pupils of the higher grades, and also holds that the assess- ?" ment system generally operates to deprive taxpayers of the free school rights , and privileges that are guaranteed by the constitution of the state. After duly setting forth his grievances, the plaintiff sets forth his prayer for re- ' lief as follows: 1. That so much of said act chartering the Rock Hill school district as authorizes the collection of auDDlemen- * ? tary tuition fees from the pupils attending the public or graded schools therein be adjudged unconstitutional, null and void. 2. That the defendant, H. A. D. Neely, county treasurer of York county, be enjoined and restrained from paying over to the trustees of the Rock Hill school district, any funds that may come Into- his hands from the constitutional three mills and poll tax and the special two mills tax, intended and appropriated for the support of the schools in said Rock Hill school district, until legal proceedings may be had to establish a system of free public schocis in said school district. 3. That, the said Rock Hill school, district, and the said W. L. Roddey, W. B. Vllson, Jr., Iredell Jones, A. E. Smith, J. M. Cherry, J. B. Johnson and J. J. Waters as trustees of said school , district, be perpetually enjoined and restrained from levying and collecting tuition fees from any pupil between the ages of 6 and 21 years attending said public or graded schools; and that the said defendants be further perpetually enjoined and restrained from excluding any such pupil offering to attend said schools from attendance thereon. . r 1 4. For such other and further relief as may be just. The case will probably be heard by Judge Klugh at the approaching term of the court of common pleas. There is said . to be much feeling on the subject In Rock Hill, as there has been In other, parts of, the state. The same ^ question has been before the courts previously and each time the trustees have won; but as yet the Issues have never been decided on their merits. It Is to be hoped that in the present case there will be a fair and square opinion as to whether or not trustees have a rlwht tn rennlro siiph fooa an ore i>nm. plained of. MOORE-CLARKSON WEDDING. The Charlotte Observer, of Wednesday, gives the following account of a social event that is of as much interest here as in Charlotte: St. Peter's Episcopal church was last night the scene of a most interesting ceremony, when Miss Frances Marion * Clarkson, daughter of the late Captain Wm. Clarkson, was united in marriage to Mr. Robert C. Moore. The wedding hour was 7 o'clock, and a more beautiful autumn evening could not have added charm to the occasion. The ushers, who manfully discharged their duties, were Messrs. C. D. Koetjohn, of Orangeburg, S. C.; T. R. Webb, of Laurens, 3. C.; Hamilton Wilson and Robert Mayer, of Charlotte. Two