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? Good progress has been made In the enlistment of Cubans In our army, according to a Washington dispatch. The work is in charge of Captain Aultman, and he says 150 Cubans have already been selected and stationed at Cabanas fortress. The Cuban recruits will have the uniform of khaki, with some distinctive insignia. The requirements are the same in nearly every particular as those for joining the army in the United States. The term of service for which the men are enlisted are two years instead of three, as in this country, and smaller men are accepted for the service than in the United States. ? Prince Chun, brother of the empe -* ? ?-J- 1.I0 Knmhlo annln. Tor OI V 111 I lcL, mauc 11*0 gies last Wednesday to Emperor William for the murder of Baron von Ketteler, the German ambassador to China, last year. The ceremony took place at Pottsdam. Prince Chun first placed wreaths on the tombs of Emperor William's father and mother, and then went to the palace, where he read an humble letter from the emperor of China, written in red ink. In reply. Emperor William gave Prince Chun to understand that the apology was satisfactory; but China must be very careful how she behaves toward Germany in the future, or she will get herself in | serious trouble. ? The quarrel between France and Turkey continues unsettled. The French minister has left Constantinople and the Turkish minister has left Paris. It is understood that France is now arranging to expel all the Turkish spies who are stationed in France for the purpose of looking after Turkish conspirators. The czar of Russia is just now about to make a two weeks' visit to France, and this will probably put a stop to further developments between France and Turkey for the present; but at the end of the visit it is expected that the situation will grow more interesting. It is not improbable that France and Russia may come to some understanding about Turkey dur- 1 ing the visit of the czar. ? A new placer mining bonanza has been discovered in the heart of the southern Arizona desert, and scores of miners are taking out gold, according to a Tucson dispatch of September 3. The discovery was made by a Mexican sheep herder some time ago, but he kept it secret. A few days ago he was discharged and went to Des Cabezas, k,, Kflflamo intovipnfpd. His money gave out and a saloon keeper refused to give him more whiskey. The Mexican showed a bottle filled with gold nuggets, and at once efforts were begun to learn whence the gold came. The Mexican did not have to pay for any more whisky during his stay in the camp. He refused to reveal the location of the gold fields, but a friend who arrived, persuaded the discoverer to take him out to the diggings. At once there was a great rush and the whole canon was soon staked. The dirt has to be car"ried some distance to be washed. Many large nuggets have been found. ? There was a successful train robbery on the Cotton Belt railroad, four miles from Texarkana, Texas, last Tuesday night. As the train stopped at the Texas Pacific crossing, six men got on the engine and compelled the engineer and fireman to go back and cut loose the mail and express cars. After that the six men had the engine and two cars moved to a siding some distance further on. One man stood guard over the engine, while others went through the mail car and dynamited the safe in the express car. Altogether they got about $50,000 in money. After they were through with the work, all of the men went to the engine. Here it developed that one of the robbers was an engineer. They told the regular engineer that he could go back and put in time for extra running, as that which was about to be done would not otherwise be charged up. Then the robbers extlnguisned the headlight, ran the engine several miles up the track, stopped her, got off and took to their heels. At last accounts several officers were in pursuit. ? Chicago Record-Herald: A popular movement in certain parts of the west Is apt to have considerable attention before the next congress. It will be In favor of an appropriation by the national government for the construction - of irrigation reservoirs and attendant works for the reclamation of arid lands. Such work would open up an immense and rich field for settlement, and the land would be far more productive than is other land on the plains. So productive will be this irrigated land that the extent of a homestead will doubtless be reduced to 40 instead of 160 acres, as many of those familiar with irrigated land of the kind of the millions of acres that could be made available in the west, declare that one acre would be far more productive than four acres under ordinary conditions. More crops can be raised and with practically an assurance against -failures. This movement for national appropriations for irrigating work will be opposed by men from some states, who v*?411 rvlai/) "nnAriAmv " r? n H VlV monv farmers of the middle west and east, who do not care about increasing the competition they would have in the raising of cereals. ? Manila cable of September 5: Lieut. Hazzard, of the Third cavalry, has just brought in here Arthur Howard, the American deserter who was recently captured by the lieutenant while in command of some Macabebe scouts in the island of Mindoro. He was placed in jail and will shortly be courtmartialed. Howard denies that he was ever an American soldier. He claims he was born in Spain, that his father was English, and his mother Spanish, but that he espoused the cause of the Filipinos. In 1S96. after peace was declared. he says he went to Hong Kong and returned in 1S'J8 as Aguinaldo's chief of artillery. While in that position, Howard also says he made friends with many Americans before the insurrection. including General Green. He cast his lot with Aguinaldo at the time of the rupture with the Americans and he says that he brought in 16 American prisoners, under a flag of truce, at Angeles, in September. 1899. Howard denies that he commanded the force at San Mateo, which killed General Lawton. He speaks like an educa ted Englishman. Lieutenant Hazzard says he himself saw Howard at Angeles in 1899. Two California volunteers today identified Howard as a deserter from their regiment, named Walley of Company A, who deserted in 1899. ftltc \lorknllc (guquirrr. YORKVIIXE, S. C.t SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1901. The indications are that there will be a great deal more corn shredded in this county than ever before; but not nearly so mucn as tnere ougni 10 db. The dicker between the United States and Denmark for the purchase of the Danish West Indies is still on. It is understood that the United States is willing to pay $4,000,000 and that Denmark is standing out for $4,800,000 The Enquirer predicts that within three years from this time, fodder pulling will be a thing of the past in York county. Every farmer who cultivates as much as 25 acres of corn will harvest and put it up in the shape of stover. Watch the prediction. As the result of a series of races between the Columbia and the Constitution, held for the purpose of determining which is the faster yacht and which one should be matched against Shamrock II, the Columbia has been chosen. This is the yacht which defeated the Shamrock I two years ago. As to whether the yacht builders succeeded then in reaching the acme of perfection in sailing craft, or as to whether it is the British who have gotten to this point, will be determined in the coming races. The Washington story about the correspondence of Secretary Hay with Venezuela and Colombia does not give very definite information as to what may have been said; but it is perfectly safe to take it as an indication that the quarreling South American republics had better be careful. Uncle Sam will not look with favor on a war between the two South American repubUrto on/I If Via fin^c If nonoooarv tn trn down there to look after the good be- ] havior of these people, he Is almost cer- , tain to remain permanently. 1 ? ? ? j "Where are the roads?" was ser- i lously asked at the meeting of the i county board of commissioners last i Wednesday. The Intent of the ques- i tion was to develop whether or not the roads are so definitely and permanently located as to prevent landowners < on either side from changing them at will. All present seemed to be in ] doubt, and the question was not an- i swered. Subsequently Inquiry, how- ] ever, develops that the roads are not i lost. Landowners on either side own < to the middle of the dividing roads, i At least they are supposed to do so, | and the roads can hardly be changed < with impunity. Their location is defl- j nite enough for all practical purposes. McLaurin is a capital speaker. He i understands all the tricks of the trade, j so to speak. As an illustration: When he got to the ship subsidy part . of his speech Friday, he began like this: "Now, let us take up the ship subsidy." He hesitated for a moment, 1 then, with a gesture, exclaimed in a ] confidential way: "I tell you. a little | common sense is worth a great deal in this world." ! That's all. That sentence didn't have ' anything to do with the ship subsidy bill: but the crowd thought it did, and they cheered it to the echo. And that 1 one sentence, flung in as it was with- 1 out rhyme or reason, was worth more ] Vio 1 f n n Umir'o orcnimont An At* son Daily Mail, Tuesday. The confusion press has had lots of J funny things to say in this campaign: but this is one of the best jokes that ' has yet appeared. To be told In all seriousness, and in print, that "a little ' common sense" has nothing to do with the ship subsidy bill is indeed refreshing. This writer tells in so many ' words what he thinks of the crowd, and it would certainly be interesting to 1 hear what the crowd thinks of him. The Columbia Mill Strike. The trouble between the managers 1 and operatives of the Columbia cotton mills is unfortunate in some respects; but from the trend of affairs in the > mill sections of the South, and especially in South Carolina during the past few months, it may very properly be considered as an inevitable consequence. 1 The present strike, as has already ' been explained, had its origin in an attempt on the part of the mill manage* ment to require operatives to make up, in advance, for time they expected to lose during the approaching Labor Day. 1 The operatives considered this requirement as unjust, and some of them refused to comply with it. The mill management then undertook to discharge 1 the disobedient and this precipitated the trouble. Upon this statement of th<> case, law and justice seem to be on the side of the strikers. We can see how the management of the mill could) have very properly given all operatives who desired to observe Labor Day. the option of making up the time beforehand if fViav on w nrnnor tn /In en Ktif f a ka quire all of them to make up this time whether they intended to observe Labor Day or not, seems to have been carrying the matter a little too far. But even this does not fully cover the i case. The law makes September 1 a 1 legal holiday, and according to our view, the mills had no more rifrht to require their operatives to work on that day than they would have to require them to work on Sunday. At the same time, too. it follows, that the operatives would have no more right to i work on a legal holiday than on Sun- 1 day. i As we get down to this point, we find : ourselves somewhat mixed, just as no i doubt did the mill people and the labor ] people when they undertook to deter- t? mine whether Labor Day really belongs cl to the mills and operatives or the mills Si ind operatives belong to Labor Day. 01 But somehow the more we think of a the subject the more thoroughly we are I satisfied that this Labor Day trouble a vas not the real cause of that outbreak, n We think that there has been, for quite v iwhlle, a question as to who was to un the mill, the owners and managers, S )r the union labor leaders, and the La- b jor Day incident merely precipitated e< :he real issue. V From all appearances, the union la- C aor leaders were not nearly strong fs mough to control the situation, and o the mills continue In operation with a " strong probability of soon securing a p full complement of help again; but let t< nn ono ho rloooivori Intn holl ovlnc thflt 11 this is going to settle the matter ex- T :ept for the present. This issue of un- E ionlsm is only just being raised for the e first time in South Carolina, and while 11 the mill owners may win the present a skirmish, the victory will only be tern- n porary. ii The spirit of unionism is an actual, d living force, equaled in strength only p by the spirit of anti-unionism, and how t! long the fight is going to last, or when o i reconcilement will take place, is a n Jiscouraging proposition. We confess v that we are unable to see such a con- o summation this side of the millennium, g however great the loss and suffering ti that would be averted by an earlier r settlement. A The congressional candidates in the h Seventh district are denouncing the 0 ship subsidy principle as being undemo- a eratic and demanding the repeal of the ti navigation laws, especially in so far c is they include the requirement of the n registration of American vessels, as a pertain solution of the merchant ma- ^ rine problem. Of course, the average * attendant on campaign meetings is not " expected to be well up on the history a of this subject, and candidates can P talk almost any old proposition without 1 much danger of being brought to task. 1 it is not out of place, however, to call '> attention to the fact that the act re quiring American registration was 11 passed in 1792, and that it met the of- 1 ficial approval of George Washington a who was generally endorsed as a wise e and patriotic citizen. All of the navi- v nation laws were remodeled during n the administration of Mr. James Mon- a roe, another American for whom his s fellow citizens still retain mfich res- h pect, and these laws were allowed to v remain practically unchanged during v some 40 years of good Democratic ad- 1 ministration, including the two terms 1 af the great Jackson. Even the Repub- n licans have not seen proper to mate- a rially interfere with these laws, and ^ until the gentlemen who are advocating i! their repeal as a solution of pending n problems enter more into detail on the subject, and give us some specific reason, we will be inclined to the opinion that they are really not very serious 1 ibout the matter. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. e Condition of Senator Tillman. d Columbia special of Tuesday to The h News and Courier: Senator Tillman re- t turned to Trenton on Thursday after b having had his eye lanced a second s time. He now writes a friend that his iye has improved greatly in the past e few days; but it still requires local o tnoatmont The nhvsiH&ns here advise S complete rest for at least a month. u Elrldfce Completed. Charlotte Observer, Thursday: The u new steel bridge over Moore's creek, on the Yorkvllle road, was yesterday com- n pleted and turned over to the county, s It Is a steel structure and cost, exclu- c live of the abutments, $892. The abut- ? ments were built by convict labor and v their cost is estimated at $600. The v Moore's creek bridge is said to be one of | the best in the county. It is located p south of Dr. Strong's place. p The State Fair. ^ The thirty-third annual state fair Is a to be held in Columbia on October 28 o to November 1. People who desire premium lists should write to Secretary p Holloway at Pomarla, S. C. Exhibitors w ?an arrange to send their exhibits from " the fair to Charleston. The railroads ,( promise a liberal reduction of rates v luring the fair. Secretary Holloway is n authority for the statement that the attractions generally will be much more v Important than for several years past, d and that the allowance for premiums 0 will be greater. ? Cone Back to Bennettnvtlle. C Spartanburg Herald, Wednesday: Senator John L. McLaurin passed B through the city yesterday afternoon ii on his way to Columbia. As the train v v was late he ate supper at the Spartan f rnn. He seemed to be in good spirits, d and when asked if he intended to make ? the race to the finish, he replied, "If I (j live." He says he is not taking much d interest in this preliminary skirmish; ^ but he is glad to see the people so eager to hear the national issues discuss- f, ed. When the fight is on he proposes t: to show that he knows what he is talkIng about and that he can hold his own ^ in aeoaie, giving "1S reasons iur nis f.iith. "I am seeking the political ** emancipation of the Democrats." said ^ he, "and if the Democratic party will o not allow the Republicans to push ti them away from every good thing, they ^ can win. We are not going to give ti up the fruits of the victory won in the Spanish war and it is folly to expect " It." Senator McLaurin reiterated his h loyalty to the Democratic party: but e said he refused to allow anybody to do a his thinking for him. He knew when 'e he made a speech on the subsidy bill, at s a time when no vote could be taken, in ti favor of subsidies, but opposed to the ^ bill under discussion, that it would pre- )( cipitate a fight. He knew that when b he made the Charlotte speech it would ^ put the people to thinking and that is n what he wanted. He is tired of having d a handful of men dictating to the Dem- J' ocratic party of the South how they s' shall think on great national questions, it He is willing to present his views and o allow his opponents to present theirs, and let the people decide. He objects, 0 however, to allowing his opponents to o plan his campaign. Senator McL.au- tl rin's friends urged him to stop over here and make a speech, but he said u that during his absence official busi- 11 ness had* accumulated to such an extent that he felt it impossible. He J, promised, however, to return to Spar- p inburg before a great while to see the Ity and meet the people. "Just wait," ild the senator, as the train pulled ut, "until the campaign opens, and I -ill show the people that I know what am talking about, and I will show, Ida i Vii f oavwa nf vm?f annon an f a /1a iou, mat ot/iuc Ul Illj uv ot." ir?t Regiment Coffee Money. News and Courier, Thursday: United tates District Attorney Capers has een directed to enter suit in the Uiutd States circuit court against H. H. yearn, formerly first lieutenant, South arolina volunteers, because of ihe illure to show vouchers to the amount f $1,068.83 entrusted to his care for coffee money" for the regiment. The apers were delivered to Marshal Meljn yesterday morning for service; but : is doubtful if this can be done, beam's whereabouts are not known, ie lived in Newberry and was musterd out of the service November Jo, 898; but was never seen in Newberry fter that time. Every effort has been lade to locate him, and according to ^formation lodged with the treasury epartment, his family is under the Jmression that he is dead. While it is hought that Lieutenant Wearn paid ut all the money left with him, he has ot left a record in the shape of ouchers, and on account of this lack f proper documents the suit was beun. The lieutenant had about $2,000 o be spent for the regiment while en oute from Columbia to Chickamauga. loney of this kind is known as coffee loney, and friends of Wearn say that e paid it all out in the hurry and rush f traveling and failed to get vouchers, s was required. It is not believed by le department that there was anything riminally wrong in what the young nan did; but in the army the regulalons have to be obeyed to the letter. Vhen a recent settlement was made he accounts of the First South Caroina Carolina regiment were examined nd the list of vouchers was not comlete. Further investigation showed hat Wearn's papers were not full and here was no trace of vouchers amountng to $1,068.83. This fact was reported o the solicitor of the treasury departnent and a letter was sent to tne dlsrlct attorney's office here asking for n investigation. The office used very means in trying to establish the /hereabouts of Wearn; but faned sigally. Letters were sent to Newberry nd the records of the postoffice there howed that mail for the young man ad never been taken out by him. It /as stated that his family thought he /as dead and yet it does not appear hat the record of his demise is on file, 'he deputy marshal, to whom the suminra was eHvpn vpstprdsv is douhtfill bout how to proceed, as he does not now where Wearn can ~e found. If he s not located the suit will be "dismissed with prejudice." .Mckinley at buffalo. 'lie President Make* a Very Important Speech. There was a big time at the Buffalo x'position Thursday. It was "Presient's Day." Of course the crowd was mmense, and the ejfcosition committee ried itself to make the occasion notale. The most important event was a peech by the president. Mr. McKinley discussed the value of xpositions and reviewed the progress f the world generally and the United tates in particular, pointing out the nparalleled prosperity exisiting in this ountry at this time. The review led p to the duty of the present, which ;as discussed as follows: "We have a vast and intricate busiess built up through years of toil and truggle, in which every part of the ountry has had its stake, which will ot permit of either neglect, or undue elfishness. No narrow, sordid policy ,*ill subserve it. The greatest skill and ,-isdom on the part of manufacturers nd producers will be required to hold nd increase it. Our Industrial enterrises, which have grown to such great roportions affect the homes and occuations of the people and the welfare f the country. Our capacity to prouce has developed enormously and ur products have so multiplied that be problem of markets requires our urer.t and immediate attention. Only a road and enlightened policy will keep . hat we have. No other policy will get lore. In these times of marvelous busless energy and gain we ought to be joking to the future, strengthening the eak places in our industrial and commercial systems, that we may be ready or any storm or strain. "By sensible trade arrangements . hlrh will Tint intArriint our home nro uctlon we shall extend the outlets for ur increasing surplus. A system which rovides a mutual exchange of comlodlties is manifestly essential to the ontinued and healthful growth of our xport trade. We must not repose in ancied security that we can forever ell everything and buy little or nothag. If such a thing were possible it rould not be best for us or for those ,'ith whom we deal. We should take rom our customers such of their proucts as we can use without harm to ur industries and labor. Reciprocity 5 the natural outgrowth of our wonerful industrial development under the omestic policy now firmly established. Vhat we produce beyond our domestic onsumption must have advent abroad, 'he excess must be relieved through Dreign outlet and we should sell everyhing we can and buy wherever the uying will enlarge our sales and prouctions and thereby make a greater emand for home labor. "The period of exclusiveness is past, 'he expansion of our trade and comlerce is the pressing problem. Comlercial wars are unprofitable. A policy f good will and friendly trade relaions will prevent reprisals. Reclproc:y treaties are in harmony with the pirit of the times; measures of retaliaion are not. "If perchance some of our tariffs are o longer needed, for revenue or to ennnracra an/1 nmtAnf /Mil* in/lnoUlAB n uuu piuicvk uui inviuoii ico a*. ome, why should they not be employd to extend and promote our markets broad. Then, too, we have inadequate teamship service. New lines of steamrs have already been put in commislon between the Pacific coast ports of he United States and those on the ,-estern coast of Mexico and Central outh America. These should be folnved up with direct steamship lines etween the eastern part of the United tates and South American ports. One f the needs of the times is direct comlercial lines from our vast fie'ds of prouction to the fields of consumption hat we have but barely touched. Next i advantage to having the thing to ell is to have the convenience to carry : to the buyer. We must encourage ur merchant marine. We must have lore ships. They must be under the merlcan flag, built and manned and wned by Americans. These will not nly be profitable in a commercial sense, hoy will be messengers of peace and mity wherever they go. We must uild the isthmian canal, which will nite the two oceans and give a straight ne of water communication with the estern coast of Central and South in erica and Mexico. The construction f a Pacific cable cannot be longer ostponed." LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Mrs. John R. Stephenson, Rlverton, S. C.?Wants to employ ladies to do writing at home. Bennettsvllle Publishing Co., Bennettsvllle, S. C.?Wants to employ lady or gentleman to work in this community on a liberal commission. John F. Gordon?Wants to sell a second-hand hand-power hay press. M. B. McSweeney, Governor?Issues a proclamation offering a reward of $100 for the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Meek Lowry, who has fled from justice. Geo. W. S. Hart?Offers a house and lot ' on Congress street, now occupied by the family of L. Geo. Grist, for sale. J. M. Heath & Co.?Advertise a reduction sale on all kinds of summer goods, Including prints, linen lawn, parcales, summer clothing, slippers straw hats,, etc. They also have remarks to make about their millinery department, and say they are headquarters for heavy groceries, bagging and ties, etc. W. O. Rawls?Says he does steam and water fitting, and sells tiling, piping, boiler trimmings, heavy castings and does repair work of various kinds. J. F. Pursley, Clover?Says that he has recently added several new items to his stock, such as hats, shoes and oth er wealing appai ei, auu into aiou a. supply of school books. J. Q. Wray?Asks his gentlemen friends to take a peep at his stock of clothing which he has just added to his stock, and says that he can please all comers in both qualities and prices. Sam M. Grist?Prints a letter to property owner relative to Are insurance and solicits a portion of your business. Riddle & Carroll?Print a list of the gentlemen who witnessed the test of the McCormick corn harvester at Gordon Brothers' farm last Wednesday, and say that if you want to know of the work done by the machine, to ask any of the witnesses. I. W. Johnson?Says for you to see him when you want a water pail. He has a full line of olives, corn syrup, Good Luck baking powder, and wants users of tobacco to see him before buying. ^RK COUNTY COTTON Ml l.LS. /the state board of equalization held another meeting in Columbia this week for the purpose of fixing the assessments against cotton mills of the state on the basis heretofore agreed upon? 60 per cent, of the market value of stock and bonds: The York county mills were assessed as follows: Arcade Cotton Mills $ 71,298 Manchester Cotton Mills.... 110,292 Fort Mill Mfg. Co 54,900 Milfort Mills 37,032 York Cotton Mills: 103,500 Clover Cotton Mills 129,600 J. N, Cohen Co. trustees 20,100 Victoria Cotton Mills 39,600 Highland Park Mfg. Co 148,125 Tavora Cotton Mills 18,316 Total $714,411 Because no report had been made to the comptroller general on the stock of some of the mills, it was not practicable to arrive at the aggregate assessments of all the mills in the state; but it is quite certain that the figures will run up to above $18,000,000. . CRUSHED BY A TREE. Teddy Otis, otherwise C. O. Dickson, a young man who has been working for Mr. J. B. Martin, of Hickory Grove, for some weeks past, was accidentally killed at a saw mill near King's Creek last Tuesday afternoon, by a falling tree. . It appears that the young man war; engaged in checking lumber that was being loaded on a wagon, while a Negro nearby was engaged In felling a tree. Otis had Instructed the Negro how the tree should be cut In order to make It fall in the opposite direction, after which it seems he gave the matter no further attention. When the tree fell Otis was crushed beneath the top limbs. He was found with his feet caught in a limb and his head hanging downard. His skull was fractured and he was unconscious. He lived for several hours after the accident but did not speak. Although the young man had been going by the name of Teddy Otis, papers found In his pocket Indicated that his real name was C. A. Dickson, and that his father lived at Allen Springs, 111. Mr. Martin telegraphed to the place mentioned and the young man's father replied requesting that the remains be embalmed, promising to come for them at once. The request was complied with, the body being taken to Rock Hill for the purpose. Coroner Louthian went up to King's Creek Wednesday and held an inquest, the evidence bringing out most of the facts stated above, and the verdict being to the effect that the young man /">qmc* tn hla Haath hv nnHHpnt with no blame attaching to himself or others. ^WITHIN THE TOWN. ^ Mayor Willis has given out a contract to have his residence remodeled. Messrs. J. J. Keller & Co., are to do' the work. The Lehr & Williams Continuous Performance Comedy company has arranged to play in the opera house on September 12, 13 and 14. ? Mr. Sam Inman told the reporter yesterday that he had out as much as a bale of cotton and that he would market it today if he could get it ginned. ?f- There was a preliminary meeting of the patrons, pupils and teachers of the Yorkville graded school, at the school building, yesterday, looking to the commencement of work next Monday. The number of children who presented themselves for enrollment was 123. ? Farmers in the immediate vicinity of Yorkville are making more or less use of the abundant grass crop this year. Quite a quantity of nice looking hay is being offered on the market. Most of it is meadow grass, although there is some crab grass along with it. The price ranges from about 25 to 50 cents per hundred pounds. ? The King's Mountain Military academy opened Wednesday with the full faculty announced in the catalogue, and a fairly good attendance of cadets. The school is already well organized for work and by next Monday will be down to the steady routine. A number of additional cadets are expected during next week. gr'It was Mr. J. M. Ferguson who, a year ago, remarked that while Yorkville has cotton mills, electric lights, waterworks and other modern conveniences, there is no place here where a man can have the bottom soldered on to a coffee pot. The same condition v prevails yet. There is need here for a ; first-class tinshop, and for a man who knows his business and how to hustle, there is a good living. ? What about a public cotton weigher? The town has been without such an official long enough. It Is true that all of the cotton buyers are honest and square, and it is the rarest thing that one ever hears of dissatisfaction. But still it would be better to have both sides represented in such important transactions as cotton sales by a fair, impartial expert, who is without especial interest, except to see tnat both sides get what is right. At 10 cents a bale this market could pay an official weigher something like $600 or $700 a year, and that would be ample to secure the services of a satisfactory man. ANTS STRAIGHTER ROADS. Mr. Harry Wylie, of Rock Hill, was before the board of county commissioners again last Wednesday in behalf of the proposed new road from the Catawba bridge to Rock Hill and the straightening of the Neely's ferry road from the Catawba Power company's dam to Rock Hill. "Now gentlemen," said Mr. Wylie to the members of the board, "I am over here again about this road, and If It does not suit you to do what I want this time, I am coming back." The persistence of genial Mr. Wylie is well-known, and the members of the board laughed good naturedly at his characteristic sally. After the laugh was over, Mr. Wllkerson asked about the occasion of the last visit and Mr. Wylie explained: "It is with reference to the proposed new road from Rock Hill to the bridge. We have the right of way over all the lands intervening except for a distance of about 300 yards over a single plantation. The land is owned by several parties, and one of the parties at interest refuses to give, sell or arbitrate, and I want to know if you will not have the land condemned and let us pay for it?" All of the commissioners sympathized with Mr. Wylie in his predicament, and Supervisor Gordon suggested: "Better not resort to condemnation so long as there remains a chance for arbitration. Condemnation might prove too expensive. The board has to appoint one arbitrator, the owner of the land another, and the two a third. If the land owners refuses to appoint an arbitrator, then the board must appoint a second man and the two must agree on a third. If the landowner Is not satisfied with the award of the arbitration board, he has the right of appeal to the courts and there is more trouble. It Is much better to settle the whole matter by friendly arbitration, if possible, requiring each side to enter into a bond to stand by the award of the board of arbitrators." The members of the board gave Mr. Wylie to understand that they would institute condemnation proceedings if he should insist. Mr. Wylie, however, seemed inclined to make another effort at a friendly settlement. It seems that the owner of the land over which no right of way has not yet been secured is Mr. Bun Fewell. As the roads now run, people passing to and from Rock Hill and Yorkville over the bridge have to go by Mr. Fewell's house. The opening of the new road will throw the people going to and from Rock Hill on another route, and Mr. Fewell is not willing to have his home thus removed from a main line of travel. The proposed new road from the Catawba bridge to Rock Hill has beem surveyed, and its course is in a direct line almost north and south. At present the distance from Rock Hill to the bridge is nine miles, and by the new route it will be only six and a half miles. The other road in which Mr. Wylie is as much interested as in the road from Rock Hill to the bridge, is the road from the dam of the Catawba Power company to Rock Hill. Over theNeely's Ferry road the distance is 8J miles. By making a straight shoot from Dutchman creek bridge, due south, to the Berry house in Ebenezer, the long angle around by Dr. W. B. Fewell's will be cut off and the distance wlll/ibe shortened to 6.2 miles. The Commercial Club of Rock Hill, advocates both of these Improvements as promising considerable benefit to the city, and while we have been advised that there is more or less opposition on the part of the people living along the road, to making any change in either case, we have no Information as to the nature or grounds of this opposition. BOOT PEOPLE. I Mr. Will Moore is visiting friends in Chester. J* Mrs. P. R. Bratton and her son Paul, Jr., are at the Parish hotel. gfMiss Annie Clarkson, of Charlotte, Ts visiting Mrs. Thomas F. McDow. ^*Miss Marion Harshaw, of Guthries Tine, is visiting miss Marion j-iugau. Miss Lilly Belle McConnell, of Ebenezer, is visiting Miss Kate Katchfordr near Yorkville. Mr. Paul T. Gordon and daughter, Mary Baker, have returned to Eagle Lake, Texas. 2JMiss Ella Neely has gone to Williston Co accept a position as first assistant in the graded school there. )Alr. R. G. Ratchford is extensively engaged in the dairy business on the outskirts of Yorkville. Mr. Sumter Ratterree has been employed to continue the Zadok school for two additional months, yftlrs. H. J. Harshaw has returned to ner home near Guthrlesville, after a visit to relatives in Rock Hill. "^Messrs. Will McFadden and Phillip Moore, of Smith' Turnout, are on a visit to relatives and friends in Yorkville. Mr. Joseph A. Smith has been in Columbia this week representing York county on the state board of equalization. XMr. J. L. Williams, manager of the dry goods department for J. M. Heath & Co., is in the northern markets buying fall and winter goods. Mr. D. W. Hicks and family leave next week for Newberry, where Mr. Hicks is to represent C. E. Johnson & Co., of Raleigh, N. C., in the cotton business. Miss Julia Smith, who has been off on an extenaea visit to relatives ana friends in Union and Cherokee counties, has come home to attend the fail session of the graded schools. Greenville Mountaineer, September 4: Mr. W. H. Fowler left this morning for Yorkville where he has accepted a position as bookkeeper in the oil mill at that place. Captain W. P. Crawford, of Chester, was in Yorkville Wednesday. He is only a short time back from the Philippines where he has been serving in the volunteers, and is now seeking a commission in the regular army. y Mr. J. F Wallace, who has been in Anderson for some weeks, heard the McLaurin-Johnstone debate last Friday. and letters to friends in Yorkville indicate that in his opinion the papers have not exaggerated Senator McLnurln's triumph. Assistant Attorney General U. X. Gunter was in Yorkville Wednesday, hunting up evidence against the Virginia-Carolina Chemical company for violating the anti-monopoly laws. He said he had some evidence; but did not give out the nature of it. Mr. Gunter is understood to be a candidate for attorney general. Mr. J. S. Gladney has recently been promoted to the full control of the grocery and supply branch of the business of J. M. Heath & Co., at this place. Although Mr. Gladney has resided in Yorkville not quite a year, he has already succeeded in getting acquainted with and putting himself in close touch not only with the people of Yorkville, but many of those in the surrounding country, ana ne nas many ineuus nere to congratulate him on his promotion. He proposes to devote his especial attention to the grocery and supply business, and there Is reason to believe that he will succeed In developing It to large proportions. Fort Mill Times, Wednesday: In last week's Times a short notice was given of the Injury of Miss Ethel Rose; but owing to the late hour on which the news of the accident reached us, we were unable to give the particulars. Miss Ross and a young son of Mr. J. P. Crowder, at whose home she was visiting, were out horseback riding when the animal which Miss Ross was riding became frightened and threw its rider. Her foot became fastened in the stirrup and she was dragged about 50 yards before the horse was stopped by her companion. She was taken to Mr. Crowder's home, and a physician was 'phoned for. Upon examination it was found that her jawbone was broken, and she was considerably bruised. Miss Ross is able to be out again. The brave speech that Mr. John C. Cary, president of Lockhart mills, made at Spartanburg recently, in defense of the mill presidents who had been denounced as "traitors who are trying to organize a Republican party," and such stuff, was read with much Interest and appreciation in Yorkville, and a number of the people have been induced to inquire as to who Mr. Cary is. The impression seems to have prevailed with some that he is a northern man. This, however, is a mistake. Mr. Cary is a native South Carolinian. He is from Oconee county, and lived for a number of years at Seneca, going to that place about the time of the building of the Air Line railroad from Charlotte lo Atlanta. In answer to the Inquiries of ine reporter, a Yoravine genuemin who knows Mr. Cary well, said? "Yes, Mr. Cary is from Oconee county. He used to merchandise at Senaca. After he had gotten a few thousand dollars together, he bought a large tract of mountain land for $2,000. People laughed at him, saying that they would not give 15 cents an acre for the property. He, however, had bought the land on account of the splendid water power on the headwaters of the Savannah river, and he proceeded to develop this power. The result was the Newry mills, W. A. Courtnay becoming associated In the enterprise. After awhile it developed that the two gentlemen could not agree about how the mill should be managed, and Mr. Cary sold out part of his Interest for about $16,000. About this time the stockholders at Lockhart were becoming dissatisfied with the management of that property and they Induced Mr. Cary to take charge of It. He commenced paying dividends shortly after he assumed charge, and has been paying them ever since?not big dividends, only 3 per cent, semi-annually; but they are as certain as the interest on government bonds. No, you may depend upon it that Mr. Cary is very much of a South Carolinian, and every inch a business man. He has plenty of patriotism and love for his fellowman too. You can satisfy yourself best on that point by a visit to Lockhart. He has practically built the town, and nowhere in the country will you find a happier or more contented community." LOCAL LACONICS. Preaching: at Bethany. A protracted meeting will be commenced at Bethany next Thursday to continue through the following Sunday. / Made 644 Bnsbela. Mr. R. N. Plaxco, of Zadok, threshed his wheat crop this week, commencing on Monday and finishing up on Wednesday morning. He makes 644 bushels from 52 acres. 5 The Pea Crop. Reports from the pea crop throughout the county are fully bearing out the splendid promise of a few weeks back. The reporter has heard of a number of crops that promises a ton to the acre. The Clover High School. TThe Clover High school resumed "work on last Monday with Mr. J. A. Tate as principal and Miss Emma Ford assistant. Seventy-nine pupils enrolled on the opening day. We Will Send The Enquirer For one year to two or more subscribers at H.75 each, provided the two or more names are returned and paid for when the names are entered. Thb Enquirer will be sent from this issue to the 1st of January, 1902, for 60 cents In advance. The Corn Harvester. Quite a number of farmers assembled on the plantation of Messrs. John F. and W. S. Gordon last Wednesday afternoon to witness the operation of a corn harvester that was being exhibited by Messrs. Riddle & Carroll. Most of those who gave attention to the machine were delighted with it. The County Commissioners. The county board of commissioners held their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday. All of the members were present and the meeting continued in session several hours. Quite a good deal of routine business was transacted; but there was nothing in the proceedings that is of general interest. Two Turkey Hens. Mr. F. D. Davidson, of Delphos, is quite proud of the record that has been made by two bronze turkey hens of his since last spring. Altogether, up to date, they have laid 144 eggs. Of these, 32 were hatched out and there are that many living turkeys to show for them. Mr. Davidson is not certain that he has given the turkeys full credit for all the eggs they have laid, for the reason that some may have been destroyed by dogs. The 109 eggs upon which the turkeys were not allowed to vinifa Kaaii <14 arvrvorv/^ a# in irnrlAMQ oci iid v c uctn uioj/vocu \ja. aii vauuuo ways?just how Mr. Davidson did not say. The Miller School Caae. The Miller school case, Involving the question as to whether the duty and responsibility of employing teachers levolves upon trustees or patrons, has been settled. The trustees having been sustained by the county board of education, and the contending patrons not having seen fit to appeal the matter to the state board, the trustees agreed to appoint the teacher desired by the patrons?Miss Gettys. Mr. A. E. Gettys, who had not previously made title to the lot on which the school house is located, although the property had been duly acquired, has since done so, and as the result of the whole contention, an important precedent has been established. Solved at Last. The Clover Cotton mill people have at last solved the water problem, which has annoyed them from the beginning.* At the time the Clover mill was built, there had not been a great deal of experience in this country, and the importance of sufficient water for power purposes was not fully realized. It was noi a great wnne ueiure iiic mm management began to appreciate the fact that there was not sufficient water available, and as the years wore on the problem became more aggravated. Some months back an effort was made to secure a sufficiency of water by means of an artesian well; but after the well had been bored to a depth of 1,000 feet at an expense of $5,000, It had to be given up as a practical failure. It furnished some water, of course; but