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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

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