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? Secretary Hester's statement of the world's visible supply of cotton issued last Friday, showed the total visible to be 3,484,849 bales, against 3,605,058 the previous week and 4,030,236 last year. Of this the total of American cotton is 2,328,849, against 2,395,058 last week and 2,929,236 last year; and of all other kinds, including Egypt, Brazil, India, etc., 1,156,000, against 1,200,000 last year. Of the world's visible supply of cotton there is now afloat and held in Great Britain and Continental Europe, 2,066,000 bales, against 2,165,000 last year; in Egypt 125,000, against 214,000 last year; in India 677,000, against 589,000 last year; and in the United States 617,000, against 1,062,000 last year. ? G. Hallman Sims, collection clerk for the Capital City National bank of Atlanta, on a salary of 320 a week is ~ * * - ?A J AAA mU>? a defaulter to tne tune or *9?,uvu. r?c young man is prominently connected in Atlanta and has been working f >r the bank eight years. National Bank Inspector DeSaussure caught up with the shortage. He found that Sims had been using the bank's money, and raising notes so as to make his books balance. He had committed many forgeries. Sims made a clean confession and showed by his books the exact amount of the shortage. The bank authorities state that depositors will lose nothing as the capital of the bank has not been impaired. Sims will be prosecuted by the Federal government ? United States Senator James P. """ * J "*"* TJrnnH Uiarne ana ne^icacuutuic ??.0~> of Arkansas, had a personal encounter on the streets of Little Rock, last Thursday. When the two men met, Brundige greeted Clarke with: "How do you do, senator?" holding out his hand at the same time. "I'll not shake hands with you," the senator replied. "All right," remarked Mr. Brundige indifferently. "What is this you have been doing?" demanded Mr. Clarke. "Being interviewed by the newspapers and meddling with things that don't concern you." "I am your friend, sjr," responded Mr. Brundige, "and I have not said anything that I would not have said to yoU. I said I thought you had made a mistake, and I say so now to you." Epithets were exchanged, Senator Clarke struck Mr. Brundige, and a general mix-up took place. The cause of the trouble was the publication of an interview in which Mr. Brundige criticised the senator for not accepting Senator Berry's offer to act as his escort when he was sworn in as Senator j. it. jones a tiuuvea?ui. ? Extensive covering by the shorts sent the price of May cotton up 20 points to 10.20 last Saturday. This was the highest figure reached in the present movement, exceeding by three points the record price for May cotton, touched during the Sully-Price contest a few weeks ago. From the top figure May declined 10 points and then made a partial rally. From outward indications the bull element seetned to oppose rather than encourage the advance, which was due primarily to realization by the shorts of the difficulty of meeting contracts. All ordinary market conditions were ignored, however, in the wild scramble to cover. July cotton was a good second in the excitement that attended the opening:, selling up to 9.73, and there was talk of a possible corner in' that option. The market steadied soon after the opening, but continued more or less irregular. A continuance of short covering kept prices pretty near the top and the closing was strong and steady. ? In a speech at Minneapolis, Minn., last Saturday, President Roosevelt argued against the Democratic Idea of removing the tariff protection from trust made goods. He said: "Certain great trusts or great corporations are wholly unaffected by the tariff. Practically all the others that are of any importance have as a matter of fact numbers of smaller American competitors; and of course a change In the tariff which would work Injury to the large corporation would work not merely Injury but destruction to Its smaller competitors; and equally of course, such a change would mean disaster to all the wage-workers connected with either the large or the small corporations. In the case of some of our greatest trusts such a change might confer upon them a positive r* 1-1 1 Jl.. U U Deneni. opeaaing uruauiy, it 10 evident that the changes In the tariff will affect the trusts for weal or for woe simply as they affect the whole country. The tariff affects trusts only as it affects all other Interests. To sum up, then, we must as a people approach a matter of such prime economic importance' as the tariff from the standpoint of our business needs. We cannot afford to become fossilized or to fall to recognize the fact that as the needs of the country change It may be necessary to meet these new needs by changing certain features of our tariff laws. Still less can we afford to fail to recognize the further fact that these changes must not be made until the need for them outweighs the disadvantage which may result." ? A8heville, N. C., special of Saturday to the Charlotte Observer: The fact was disclosed in police circles today that a number of Asheville ministers who are endeavoring to reform the social evil, in conjunction with the Anti-Saloon league campaign, had adopted Parkhurst methods of obtaining data by going slumming. Pastor Siler, of Central Methodist church, hoping to procure information which would enable the Ministers' association to proceed intelligently, requested the companionship of a policeman and this being arranged made a visit to every house of ill-repute in the city. Dr. Siler remained long enough in each house to talk to the inmates, to find how long they had been there, and in some instances the influences that had led them to adopt such a life, and to make personal observations of value in a crusade against the places. The police officer introduced the pastor as a friend of his, giving a fictitious name, and at no place were the women aware until the following day that they were conversing with one of the most prominent ministers of the city. It was past the hour of midnight when the minister came away from the last house, but he went to police headquarters to relate his observations. \ Dr. Siler did not find quite the number of women that he expected, but was greatly surprised, he said, to see certain faces among the men in the places he entered. He thought the time had arrived for another raid by the police and to satisfy himself that it was legally as well as morally possible to close all the houses within the city limits, took home a copy of .the city code, which he proposes to study carefully. Members of the Anti-Saloon T ao mm ora vorv mimVi in DflrnP.Qt in *^w6MVi **IW 'V1^ % %*.? ... ... this effort to actually close every questionable house in the city. She ^jjorkvittr dnpim. YORK VILLE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,1903. Rev. Dr. Isaac N. Funk, of New York, claims to have walked and talked with the ghost of Henry Ward Beecher last week, and Rev. Dr. Isaac M. Baldeman, of the First Baptist church of New York, told his congregation very emphatically last Sunday morning that Rev. Dr. Funk is a liar. It seems that both of the reverend gentlemen are spiritualists.' Dr. Funk believes in both good and bad spirits and Dr. Baldeman holds that as only evil spirits appear to men after death, Dr. Funk lied because it is impossible that the spirit of Henry Ward Beecher, could have been evil. In a recent issue of the Courier Journal, Editor Watterson, who seems to have but little regard for either Mr. Cleveland or Mr. Bryan, pays his respects to the latter as folows: "Mr. Bryan, we fear, will never get over 1896. More's the pity, because if he could there might ultimately be the making of a great man in him. It is a sad thing to see a talented young fellow of three and forty already soured and embittered, though in Mr. Bryan's case there is no reason why he should be. The presidential orbit into which, take him by the nape of the neck and the seat of his breeches, the fairy godmother flung him heels over head in 1896, found him obscure and poor, and it has left him rich and famous. Of all men he could afford to bide his time. Of all men he could with honor to himself and profit to his party take a philosophic and cheerful view of life, recognizing his mistakes, revising and correcting his errors, quitting the driver's seat, from which he lashed the steeds so furiously and took the ditch so disastrously, to put his shoulder to the wheel of the old carryall and get her out of the slough of Populism and Socialism and Free Silver Republicanism?all dating back to 1896." Mr. Watterson professes no little sympathy with the so-called "peace and harmony" movement now going on within the Democratic party; but it is very clear that he will never be willing to compromise on allegiance to either one of the old leaders. TROUBLE IN THE BALKANS. Not Yet Clear Whether It be War or Only Common Riot. At this distance from the scene of the trouble, it has not yet been practicable to get a clear idea of the exact nature of the disturbances in the Balkans; but still from the reports that are being published, it seems to be pretty clear that the situation threatens developments of far reaching importance. Looking, it is presumed to a settlement of the turmoil and strife between the Christians and Mohammedan subjects of the sultan in Macedonia and other provinces, Russia and Austria some time ago proposed certain reforms, the most important of which was that the local military police forces should be composed of Christians as as well as Mohammedans. The Macedonians ana otner dissatisfied peoples, were not disposed to think of the proposition; but nevertheless the sultan agreed to the arrangement, and this has been the cause of the present outbreaks. It seems that the source of most of the trouble lies in the fact that the Mohammedans and Christians are not able to get along peacefully together. Among the fiercest and most trusted people of the sultan's empire are the Albanians. They are Mohammedans, and are of a distinctively military inclination. The police guards are Albanians, and wherever there is a Turkish force the Albanians are the first dependence of the sultan. v?* r\ rmo nrnnrtcotl hv RllSSlfl. and Austria met their most severe opposition at the hands of the Albanians. Through jealousy, religion or other considerations these Albanians would have no mixing of Christians in their ranks, and they were the cause of the outbreaks that occurred last week upon the inauguration of the reforms described. According to the reports, there has been considerable fighting between the Albanian insurgents and the Turkish regulars, and the sultan is somewhat apprehensive that the Albanian palace guards may give trouble in sympathy with their countrymen. But the trouble is not confined to the Albanians. The Macedonians and Bulgarians, who desire independence of Turkey, are giving trouble on their own account, and scattered bands are ranging the Balkan country in an effort to incite a general uprising. The London Times of last Saturday has the following from its Sofia correspondent, relative to recent attack by Turkish regulars on insurgents in the village of Carbintzi: "A Turkish cavalry squadron, entering the village at dawn, discovered a band of twenty-four insurgents under " n Hnlt/'iriim nffipftrQ rPht> firmndrAn was then considerably reinforced by Turkish regulars and Bashi-Bazouks. "The Macedonian band occupied a strongly built house and refused to surrender. The women and children in the house were urged to withdraw, but, fearing Turkish molestation, remained. "The Turkish commander, placing some Bulgarian peasants before his troops, again summoned the insurgents to surrender. The members of he Macedonian band, telling the peasants to stand aside, fired two volleys into the ranks of the Turks, many of whom were killed. The Infuriated survivors immediately slaughtered the Bulgarian peasants. "A-n obstinate conflict between the troops >and the insurgents ensued and lasted throughout the day. At twl11?ViAiioa wn Q on IlgTlL U1C ucicaguucu fire, and eighteen of its occupants reached another house. The Turks then bombarded the village with four guns, six houses soon being in flames. "The insurgents fought in the open until they were almost all annihilated, and their ammunition was exhausted, . when their leader, having killed five others at tjieir request, also committed suicide. Such an incident, says the Times's correspondent, is common in Montenegrin and Macedonian warfare. "After the fighting the Bashi-Bazouks plundered the village and the usual barbarities followed. "The Turkish version of the affair states that the members' of the revolutionary band were all killed with the exception of one man, who was taken prisoner, but the informant of the Times' corespondent was unable to see the prisoner." ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. Spite Prosecution Abortive?Death of an Infant?Mr. John Boyce in Good Health Again?Married Again to 8ave Trouble. Correspondence of the Yorkrille Bnaulrer. Rock Hill, April 6.?Mr. S. M. Porter, one of the county's best citizens, was before Magistrate Beckham last Saturday morning, charged with violating tho law as to the carrying of a pistol. It seems that the suit Is the outcome of a prosecution by Mr. Porter of some darkeys who gave him trouble some time back. The Negroes were dancing and creating a disturbance in the depot at Smith's Turnout, Where Mr. Porter is the agent. He went out to stop them, and it is claimed, that the Negroes refused to stop whereupon a little riot followed.. The defendant was represented by Mr. Arthur Gaston, of the Chester bar. It was affirmed by the defendant that a fair trial could not be had before Magistrate Nunnery. After all of the evidence was in and the arguments made, Magistrate Beckham dismissed the case holding that Mr. Porter had the right as a railroad official to carry the pistol when he was going to quell the disturbance. Mr. and Mrs. Easterling, who once lived in Yorkville, have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their little girl, aged nine months. Death came yesterday and the little one was buried today in Laurelwood cemetery. Mr. John Boyce spent Friday in "*"* *- TTin nn-oin In fTAA^ VlOH 1th ItU(JIt mil, auu ir> again in Be was on his way to Davidson college. . ' Mr. W. B. McCaw was here Saturday, and spent part of the day at Winthrop. Miss Agallce dined with her father at the Carolina. Mr. Jno. G. Anderson is in Richmond where he has gone to attend the meetings of the Carriage Builders' association. Messrs. W. W. Lewis and T. F. McDow were here today. Mr. James Lynn, of Lands, spent Saturday and Sunday with his brother, Dr. A. S. Lynn. Revival services were commenced in the Baptist church last night by Mr. Simeon Hyde, who has charge of the mission work in Charleston. Tonight. Rev. Marvin Auld, of Laurel Street church will conduct the services, and each night this week the pastor will be assisted by the different preachers -" * * Da?U?1*>o- novi Sunrlgv UI IIIC lUWII. liCglllllll% I1V.AW J there will be morning and evening services. A number of Winthrop students were, down town shopping this afternoon, and their charming spring hats were in evidence. One of our ministers received this morning four callers of more than ordinary interest?one elderly woman, one middle-aged man, a young woman and a young man. At first they seemed to be speechless, but. the young man, at length, undertook to make known his wants. The following is the trend of the story. 'T want to tell you something. She?pointing to an attractive sweet, faced woman?is my wife. We were married in North Carolina about a year ago, and came to the mill here. A few days ago 1 naa to testify against a man who was charged with selling whisky, and he got mad at me. Now, the officer who married us did not make a record of it. We have no way to prove the facts, and the man who sold the whisky sayj he is going to give me trouble. Now, Mr. Preacher, .there is my mother-inlaw, and there is a good man to witness, and we want you to marry us again." The preacher thought another ceremony could do no harm and accordingly made a knot in the ties which seems to be as strong as life already, and they went away happy. LOCKHART LINKLETS.# Mrs. R. T. Riggins Critically III?Condition of Mrs. Pegram. Correspondence of the Torkville Enaulrer. Lockhart, April 6.?The- cool wave has struck us and fires and overcoats are comfortable. There was considerable frost on Sunday morning, but it did not do a great deal of damage. Rev. Mr. McSwain, formerly of the Hood town section; but now of Gastonia, N. C., preached Saturday night at the Baptist church. He is accompanied by his wife and is on a visit to .the home of his brother, Mr. William McSwain. Messrs. Meek and William Riggins, or the past week have been at the bedside of their mother, who is reported critically ill at her home in the Blairsville section. Their sisters, Mrs. John Hunsinger and Miss Alice Riggins, the later from Converse college have also been in attendance. Mr. Vernon Cranford, a former York county boy, has left Lockhart and gone to Spartanburg to engage in other 1 J Ti. 111 1 iUni Dusiness. ii win ue remeiuutrrcu tuai he married In the city a few months ago. 2 Dr. W. D. Hope has been to Asheville, N. C., on a visit to his sister, (Mrs. Pegram,) where she has gone in the hope of regaining her health. He reports that the climate as yet has not made any marked improvement in her case. In the year 1849, the 15th of April is said to have been a snowy day and from all accounts, vegetation was more advanced than it is now or will be at that time. Work has not commenced yet on the new mill building. MERE-MENTION. The seventh annual convention of the Southern Cotton Spinner's association is to be held in Charlotte, N. C., on May 14 A run that was started on a Chicago bank last Wednesday by way of an April fool joke was not checked until depositors had drawn $200,000 The Shamrock III, will start for America about the end of May... .Reports from Fort Valley, the principal fruit section of Georgia, are to the effect that the outlook is gloomy. Col. W. J. Crosswell, division superintendent of the Southern Express company, with -headquarters at Wilmington, N. C., died on Saturday of Bright's disease The Russian consul at Mitrovitsa was shot last week by an Albanian sentinel. He died from the effect of the wound A shortage of $100,000 has been discovered in the funds of the Texas penitentiary. The firm of Aultman, Miller & Co., manufacturers of agricultural implements, has gone into the hands of a receiver Margaret Neve, said to be the oldest subject of King Edward VII, died at her home on the island of Guernsey last Saturday, aged 110 years..... .The yacht Reliance, which is to defend the America's cup this year, will be launched at Bristol, R. I. in about a week. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Death of Major T. O. Sanders. Major Thos. O. Sandors, a prominent citizen of Sumter county, and for many years connected with the state agricultural society, died at his home near Hagood on Thursday afternoon of last week, aged 79 years. He was for many years a director of the state penitentiary. Insane Mormon Elder. There is an insane Mormon elder in the state hospital and the authorities are in a quandary as to what to do with him. He attempted to commit a criminal assault near Lake City, a few weeks ago, and was all but killed by white men in whose presence the attempt was made. There is no doubt about the condition of his mind; but there is a state law against providing for insane citizens of. other states in the state hospital, and it looks as if there Is nothing to do for this fellow, but to send him to Utah. By Way of the Dispensary Route. Anderson special of April 4, to News and Courier: Mr. Charles Milford, a white man about 40 years of age, was accidentally killed about five miles south of here this afternoon. He left here in a wagon by himself, under the influence of whisky, and when near his home was traveling a plantation road and the wagon ran into a ditch by the roadside, and he was thrown out, two of the \yagorf wheels passing over his breast, killing him instantly. The wagon was loaded with 3,000 pounds of fertilizers. There were no witnesses to the accident- Milford was married and had several children. Income From the Tag;T?x. Columbia State, Saturday. The receipts of privilege tax are not coming in as heavily as was the case a few weeks ago, for the reason that the planting season is nearing a close. But the receipts up to the first day of April were $90,069.80 against $64,140.55 for the same time last year. The tax for this year very probably will exceed $100,000 for In the fall months there is somewhat of a demand for fertilizers, over $7,000 having been received from the tag tax in the months of October and November of last year. If there should be as much as $100,000 received from this source it would mean that the quantity of commercial fertilizers sold in South Carolina during the year would reach the enormous amount of 400,000 tons. Murder at Santuc. Santuc special to Columbia State: - * ' ? ^ ? ^ I'1" v? 4 o n/1 Roger, son or s>uperimeiiueiu a,nu nephew of Major Fant,' was killed by Brown Rodgers, colored, tonight at 9 o'clock. Brown Rodgers la a mulatto about 5 feet 6 inches high and weighs about 150 pounds. The killing occurred at the house of a Negress. Fant was on the point of entering the house when the Negro flred two shots from within, either of which would have been sufficient to produce death. The first shot took effect in the left breast and pierced the heart, 'the second entered the back of the neck at the base of the skull. Fant dledj instantly. The murderer fled and at the last accounts had not been captured, Ithough a dilligent search is being prosecuted by the citizens and officers. Rodgers is about 25 years old and wears' a slight mustache. ei?i. u oujr onui ms vavuvn Anderson special of-April 2, to the News and Courier: Mr. J. F. Harper, principal of the school at Lowndesville, was shot twice this afternoon by one of the pupils, but will recover. He had noticed that some of the larger boys were going to absent themselves from school yesterday on account of it being All Fools' Day and warned them not to do so. The boys stayed away from school as they had threatened, and this afternoon the teacher kept them in after school to punish them. He began on James Latimer, a boy of 17 years, and Latimer produced a rod of iron from his clothing and began to resist. This was taken away from him. when he nulled a Smith & Wes son pistol and opened fire on the teacher. The first shot hit a button on Mr. Harper's coat, and the bullet and button both penetrated the flesh. Then a second shot was fired, which struck a rib, inflicting a flesh wound. It was at first thought that Harper was mortally hurt, but the physicians say that his wounds are not serious. Latimer fled. Young Latimer is a son of Mr. J. T. Latimer, a prominent merchant of that place, and a nephew of Senator Latimer. Four or five boys of about the same age were implicated in the affair. Is Crum to Resign? An intimate friend of the president, says a Columbia special to the New York Sun, believes that Dr. Crum will soon resign the office of collector at Charleston. This friend of Mr. Roosevelt, while not speaking in the name of the president, had an Interview with Dr. Crum early this week and left him with the understanding that the Negro was favorably disposed to the proposition of giving up his office. Dr. Crum was told that while the president was willing to stand by the race issue, at the same time a resignation would be agreeable to him, and moreover, would be pleasant to a great number of the president's friends who have taken the appointment of the Negro very much to heart. The new collector was told that from a financial standpoint he would lose money by holding the office. His practice as a physician would be sacrificed while the money value of the collectorship last year was less than $1,000. It was furthermore intimated to Dr. Crum that if he retired from this office he would bo taken care of. The office of minister to a little republic not so far away, as Liberia was mentioned as a desirable place. Dr. Crum said the office was all right, but it was now filled. The president's friend assured the collector that the objection made was by no means an Insurmountable obstacle. Dr. Crum was told that the president was embarrassed, not so much by southern criticism, but by opposition developed among his friends in the north. The way was open to getting a better office without causing further friction. The collector is said to be favorably disposed. Million Dollars For Cherokee Falls.Blacksburg special of Saturday to the Columbia State: A call meeting of the# directors of. the Cherokee Falls Manufacturing company was held at the company's office at Cherokee Falls yesterday. The full board was pres ent, composed of the following gentlemen: F. J. Stacy, S. Ross and J. A. Carroll, Gaffney; J. C. Plonk and R. P.. Roberts, Cherokee Falls; John F. Wilson, Gastonla; M. Faulkner, King's Creek, and J. F. Wallace and S. M. McNeel, Yorkville. The special object of the meeting was to take steps preliminary to the annual meeting of the stockholders on the 13th of May, to increase the capital stock of the company to <1,000,000, with a further view to enlarging and building up their dam across Broad river and building another cotton mill at the site of the ol' Cherokee Ford Iron works, one of the finest water powers and eligible locations for a manufacturing enterprise in the state. Convenient for the Railroad. Columbia special to the News and Courier: There is an organization in the up-country known as the Piedmont Wholesale Grocers' association. As its name Indicates, its membership is composed of wholesale grocers In Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and Greenwood, and, perhaps, another town or two. It has been expected in rail road circles that there would soon be announced a reduction of rates on groceries from Charleston to these towns. Commissioner Garris, who has been in that section of the state, says a number of merchants had spoken to him about the proposed reduction ana they informed him that they would oppose 'it. They will oppose the reduction of the through rate from Charleston unless a corresponding reduction is given them to local points in their territory, for they claim that otherwise Charleston grocers can sell right at their doors almost as cheap as they can. The rate has not been announced yet, and It may be,, after all, that there is nothing in the report, but Mr. Garris says that if it is put into effect these merchants will ask for a hearing in opposition to it. It will be rather curious to see organized opposition to a reduction of any rate voluntarily offered by the railroads, when the complaint always has been that rates are too high. Will He Hang7 Walterboro special to the Columbia State: Wednesday morning the case of the State vs. Allle Adams, Henry Hoff and W. B. Adams, all white, was begun. The case went to the Jury last night at 8 o'clock, and a verdict has Just been returned at 4 o'clock by the jury, acquitting Hoff and W. B. Adams and finding Allle Adams guilty of murder, without recommendation to mercy. Judge Gary sentenced him to be hupged on the first Friday Jn June. It will be recalled that Allle Adams shot Henry Jacques, a quiet and peaceable citizen, on the 11th day of February last, near Cottageville, with a gun loaded with buckshot. The defendant on trial admitted that he shot Jacques, but claimed that he did so in order to save his own life. The difficulty between the two( men started on Sunday, January 4. Adams lived about 75 yards from the dead man; Jacques' children were playing in his yard. Adams told them to hush their fuss. Mrs. Jacques had something to say to Adams. He became enraged and cursed her and her children. She sent for her husband, who was at the house of a nearby neignoor. jucqun home, secured his gun and shot Addms with a load of buckshot. Adams then had Jacques bound over to the circuit court. The day before Jacques was shot he went six or eight miles from home and spent the night. Allie Adams and his brother, W. B. Adams, met him on his way back home. From the testimony it was shown they were going to trade horses with Henry Hoff. Allie and W. B. Adams stopped at one Ackerman's house, 40. or 50 yards from the public road. Allie saw Jacques going along the road. When passing the Adamses, Jacques threw his hand back and he was shot by Allie Adams, so the latter claimed. The Trial of J. H. Tillman. Columbia Record: "It seems to be generally accepted as a fact that Jas. H. Tillman will be tried at the approaching term of court. Preparations are being made with that in view and mitrooooo nf hnth aides are beiner sum moned to appear on the 13th, at which time the solicitor will call the case. Tillman's attorneys have not announced what their purpose is, and they may, after all, move for a change of venue. That does not necessarily mean that the change will be granted, and as stated, the idea Is prevalent that the case will come up and trial entered upon when it is called. It is said that the defense will have in the neighborhood of 80 witnesses. The prosecution will also have a large number, and if the case is tried it is generally supposed that It will take up two weeks if not more. There will be a great array of legal talent, and every point of law will be brought out or be combatted with vigor. No doubt many interesting points will be raised and argued, and these are expected 10 xaae up a. great deal of the time of the court. The Associated Press will likely have a special report of the trial, and it Is known that several northern newspapers are making arrangements to have representatives on hand. Local newspaper men have already made arrangements for their own accommodation in the court house, because there is expected to be such a jam of people in the court house that there would be no facilities for reporting the trial in full unless accommodations were previously arranged for. On the side of the defense, Col. George Johnstone has been added to the list of lawyers already retained. The prosecution will be conducted by Solicitor Thurmond, aided by Mr. Bellinger and Mr. Craw-, ford as chief assistants. On both sides there are other lawyers who are doing some of the preliminary work of preparing the case." LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. York Drug Store?Advises you to buy white rabbit egg dyes in dying Easter eggs. Eight colors for 5 cents. It also has a nice line of Easter novelties. Foushee Cash Store?Announces that it is ready to serve the Easter millinery trade. It also says that it is going out of the grocery business and offers the balance of its stock at cost Strauss-Smith Co.?Tells you that its spring goods are ready for inspection and tells the ladies about what they have in dress goods and the gentlemen about shoes, hats, shirts. Glenn & Allison?Say they have the largest stock of buggies ever carried by Yorkville dealers. They have a carload of Studebaker wagons, and are agents for McCormick harvesting machinery. Jas. M. Starr & Co., Leading Druggists?Want to sell you egg dyes for the little folks, and are offering onion sets and seed potatoes regardless of cost In order to olose out. W. B. Moore, Captain?Notifies the members of the Jasper Light Infantry to assemble at the armory on Friday, April 10, and- Tuesday, April 14. By order of Inspector general. T. W. Speck, The Jeweler?Has nice line of hanging lamps at all kinds of prices. He also has nickeled coffee pots that are very durable. W. B. Moore & Co.?Offer to sell all their china and crockery at cost In order to close out and make room for other goods. They have a beautiful line of rugs and want to furnish . your house from garret to kitchen. Jas. M. Starr & Co.?Make some plain statements about filling prescriptions and say that they can fill any prescription that is taken to them, and use only the purest and freshest of drugs and chemicals. J. Q. Wray, The Leader?Talks to the good dressers about straw hats and new clothes, and says he can' please everybody In quality and prices. C. P. Lowrance & Co.?Want your business and will furnish you the very best family and fancy groceries at the lowest possible prices. They say for you to feed the baby, on Ralston's barley food. J. M. iieain & *jo.?aay mm everybody was pleased who visited their millinery opening on Monday. They also talk about gentlemen's clothes that are ready to wear. They also have something of Interest to say In regard to dress goods for the ladles. J. L>. Stacy, Clover?Offers twenty-flve bushels of big boll Russell cotton seed for sale at 40 cents a bushel. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. E. B. Lowry, of Charlotte, is In ~?orkville for a few days. Mr. Simeon Hyde, of Charleston was registered at the Parish hotel on Monday. Dr. J. M. Starr spent Sunday In Rock Hill with his father, Mr. John L. Starr. , Mrs. W. G. White and son, Master Howard, went over to Charlotte on Monday. ^ Mr. Banks Carson, of the Delphos section, has taken a position with Mr. J. Q. Wray. Mr. T. R. Cox, superintendent of the Victor Oil mill, went over to Gaffney Monday night Whlsnnant and Mrs. A. R. Reinhart, of Hickory, were in Yorkville on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mackorell, of Lancaster, spent Sunday with the family of Mr. J. C. Elliott. Rev. Dr. S. A. Weber spent last Sunday at Hickory Grove, and preached in the Methodist church. . ^ Drs. W. M. Love, of McConnellsville, and" J. H. Saye, of Sharon were in Yorkville on Monday. ^Miss Mary Alexander has returned "home after a visit of several days to friends and relatives in Gastonia. ~b Miss Mary Williams, of Wlnthrop college, accompanied by her fgriend, Miss Gray Neil, spent Sunday and Monday In Yorkville. Dr. R. Armfield, of Mocksville, N. C., has been In Yorkville this week on a visit to Mr. J. C. Elliott's family on King's Mountain street. Mr. R. R. McCorkle has been drawn to serve as a grand juror at the spring term of the U. S. court which Is to convene at Greenville on April 21. \ Congressman and Mrs. D. E. Flnley, and Miss Maggie Gist, arrived In Yorkvllle Sunday evening from Washington, where they have been for several days. Major John M. Sears, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly a paymaster In the United States army, was registered among the guests at the Parish hotel on Monday. Misses Dallett, Anna Llchtemranger, Julia D. Johnson and Florence A. McCormlck, of Winthrop college, were guests at the Parish hotel on Monday, having driven over from Rock Hill In the morning. , Mrs. Covington, who has been spending a month with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Stokes, returned to her home In Marlboro county yesterday. Rev. W. A. Hafner, of Bowling Green, attended the meeting of the York County Bible association in the Presbyterian church last Sunday night WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The members of the county board of registration were at their post as usual on last Monday; but they had practically nothing to do. This being an "off year," registration is dull. ? Rev. E. P. Lindsay preached three able sermons in connection with the observation of the sacrament of the Lord's supper in the A. R. P. church last Sunday. One was preached on last Friday night, the second on Saturday morning and the third on Sunday morning. ? There were not nearly so many people in Yorkville last Monday, salesday for April as there were on salesday for March. The reason no doubt, was that most of the people are busy. ? About half a dozen Negro women left for New York last Monday night to try their fortunes in that city. They have been induced by a Negro emigration agent to believe that they will find ready employment as chambermaids, nurses and cooks at wages ranging from $16 to $25 a month. ? The Enquirer has it pretty straight that the Carolina and North western ranroaa people are seriously considering the idea of removing their depot to its old site at .the foot of Congress street. The move is under contemplation because of the refusal of the town council to give switching facilities across east Liberty street. Because of its inability to cross the street with its sidetrack, the company is unable to get its cars up to the depot. Down at the old site there is an abundance of room. ? Ex-Mayor Carroll, writes to the editor of the Greenville Journal: "I will say to you In short words that the dispensary has Injured my business and the business of the town to a considerable extent. It is a great draw back to the fanners in this section and if the question was left to the farmers now it would be voted down by overwhelming odds. I am satisfied that could we get an election it would be defeated here. I hope you will be successful in your efforts to defeat this thing as you will find it an injury to every interest you have in your town." ? Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Marshall, has a painfully burned face, as the result of an accidental application of carbolic acid. It seems that on Monaay me nine gin got at the acid bottle in some way, and before the fact became known to the elders of the house, applied some of the fiery fluid to her face. The resulting bum was very painful and for a time It looked as if the little sufferer'* eyesight would certainly be destroyed. The probable outcome was still a mattre of doubt yesterday, but the child's condition was rather more hopeful. ? J. M. Heath & Co.'s millinery was a subject of considerable Interest among the ladles of Yorkvllle and the surrounding country- yesterday. The , special show, although including only the millinery and dress goods departments was quite elaborate and highly pleasing. Many ladles from the town visited the store during the day and also quite a number from the country. The attendance from the country was hardly as large as it would have been under more favorable circumstances; , but still, considering the weather and the general rush of farm work, the country was very well represented. ~ /Honlnw moo trortr nrAdltnhlA ?nd X lie Uio^iuj now TV? J V* ? the ladies in charge of It received many compliments from the visitors for their skill and taste. NOTE AND COMMENT. A Negro woman, living about three miles south of Yorkville, about two weeks ago give birth to a child that had only one hand. The left arm ter minated at the wrist Joint The child is doing well. Ten cents for cotton has greatly reduced the holdings of the farmers in the territory contiguous to Yorkville. On Monday a local buyer bought lots aggregating about 200 bales and it is estimated that there are hardly more than 300 bales still to be sold on this market. If the Confederate rolls of this county are not completed within the next few years they will never becompleted at all. The people who have been charged with the work should either carry it to completion or report- < their inability of unwillingness to do . 9u* Wheat and oats, which were looking splendidly up to a week ago, are not looking so well at this time. Some of the farmers complain of rust, something unusual so early in the season, while others say there has been considerable injury from the Hfessian fly and still others think that the recent cold snap has been very harmful. From such information as The En- . . ' quirer has been able to gather the fruit crop is still reasonably safe. There was ice and frost Sunday morning; but there was wind nearly all the: night before and examination of the peaches during Monday 'showed that they were still alive. This is the opinion of Mr. S. A. McElwee, who has had much experience along this line. Edward Thomas, of Sharon, was in YorkviUp last Saturday to attend to some little business matters, and spent the day quite pleasantly with friends. Mr. Thomas is one of the oldest locomotive engineers in the state, being now in the 79th year of his age. Commencing in 1852, he was a locomotive runner for about 30 years, most of the time in the employ of the old King's Mountain railroad from Chester to Yorkville, and afterward the Chester and Lenoir, and now the Carolina and North-Western. He served this road in various capacities, including master mechanic and superintendent. In his younger days he was a mechanic of more than ordinary skill and ability, and he has the credit of having been the Inventor of at least two important improvements incident to the development of modern railroading. The first was the double brake gear by means of which brakes can be put on all four trucks of a car at one time, and the other was a de? vice to open the cylinder cocks of the locomotive from the cab. When he * first began running on the old King's. Mountain railroad, it was customary to carry a brakeman at each end of. v such cars as were provided with brakes. This was necessary for the reason that the original braking device only provided for braking one pair of trucks at a time. The result was rapid wearing and flattening of the wheels. Mr. Thomas contrived a device to overcome the difficulty, and there has been but little subsequent improvement on his invention. Up to that time also there was no provision for opening the cylinder cocks for the expulsion of such water as would accumulate during a stop, and the cocks had to be opened by the fireman by hand. Prepartory to starting after a stop the fireman would get out of the cab, open the water cocks ana, wait for the engineer to turn on steam, after which he would close the cocks quickly as the engine began to move off and jump back to his place in the cab. On account of this dangerous work, accidents were frequent. Many firemen were killed while so engaged. Mr. Thomas gave the matter some study, and after awhile perfected an attachment by which the whole thing could be done with a motion of the engineer's hand. The late Col. Wm. Wright, then president of the King's Mountain railroad, proposed to Mr. Thomas to have the invention patented, offering to furnish the money. Mr. Thomas neglected to protect the invention, however, and within a few years afterward, it was appropriated by all the locomotive builders. The old gentlemen still has some nntontnKIn lilnno 4-ha* ha htja MAVPr AD puc^llluuic 1UVUO lllUb 14V . ?. ?r plied, but he hardly thinks that he will ever try to turn them to account. For the past seven years up until a week or two ago, he has had charge of the pumping station at Sharon. He took the place there mainly because he felt