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? President Roosevelt addressed some five thousand people at Mount St. Albans, near Washington, last Sunday, on the subject of "Intelligent Service to God and the State." His address was In the nature of a sermon and was quite sound. ? "Elijah" Dowie, the restorer, is not making much of a stir in New York city. The people are too busy with the municipal campaign which is now on. Otherwise the great fakir and his three thousand followers would no doubt be quite a feature in the life of Gotham for a week or two. ? Mr. Loeb, private secretary to the president, has required White House messengers to don blue uniforms, and It is said that if the innovation, which partakes of the royal courts of Europe, does not excite too much ridicule, the next move will be to put gaudy uniforms on ushers and other officials. Mr. Loeb's action has been taken with the full knowledge and consent of the president; but, of course, if the movement does not prove popular, Mr. Loeb will take all of the responsibility. ? A special from Brunswick, Ga., says: Because of his insolence to a lady from Spartanburg, S. C., a Negro Pullman car porter was put off train No. 14, of the Southern railway in the woods yesterday. He was left there to meditate how much better it is for a Negro to be polite even if he is in the uniform of the Pullmans. The Negro spoke to the lady something about transferring to another train. She did not understand him and asked him to repeat what he had said. He did it very insolently. George H. Smith, the treasurer of the city of Brunswick, was on the train, and observing the manner in which the Negro spoke to the lady, gave him a thrashing. The porter appealed to Conductor Tengale, but got little sympathy. As soon as the conductor heard how the Negro had acted he stopped the train and hustled the insolent darkey off. He wouldn't let him stop to even change his uniform. The Negro who was taught a lesson in manners is from Milwaukee. ? United States Senator Asbury C. Latimer of South Carolina addressed the Southeastern Iowa Good Roads Association at Burlington, one afternoon last week. He favored government aid in highway improvement, fte said: "An effort is now being made by some of the most influential men in public life to devise some financial ft/ Kavvia \\\r u'KiriVi tho troocilPV Qiirnlns , now taken from circulation under the Dingley tariff may be put back into circulation. The scheme is to loan this money to national banks without interest. I am opposed to this and feel it would be better for the Federal government to appropriate $100,000,000 of this surplus per annum for five years for building good roads. This $500,000,000, supplemented by an additional $500,000,000 from the people, would, in my judgment, meet all the demands necessary to improve the roads throughout the Union. The result would be an increased value of land throughout the United States anywhere from 10 to 50 per cent, on 6,000,000 acres of tillable land." ? Trial by jury in civil actions in the county courts in England has long been declining in popularity. On one circuit, in which several thousand cases of some importance were disposed of during 1902, not a single action was tried with a jury. This is certainly not surprising, if county juries often behave as did the five good men and true whose strange methods in arriving at a ' verdict were described by a county court judge in the London Times the ntw rtnv Thf msp. which arose out of an accident, lasted two days. "The jury of five retired. Said No. 1: "Oil, Grease & Oil are my solicitors; my verdict is for them. Oddly enough, No. 2 and No. 3 also employed the same solicitors, and so the three were solid for Oil, Grease & Oil. For hours Nos. 4 and 5 held out. Night was far advanced; they were cold and hungry and submitted." This is bad enough, but what the county court judge adds is even more calculated to make all litigants' flesh creep. "Up spake No. 1: 'Let me see, were Oil, Grease & Oil for plaintiff or defendant?' But, alas! none of the five knew." ? Mr. W. J. Bryan has been before the probate court at New Haven, Conn., during the past week in behalf of his interest in the will of the late Philo S. Bennett, a millionaire of New Haven, deceased. The will contains a bequest of $50,000 to Mr. Bryan. It appears that Mr. Bryan and Mr. Bennett were great friends, the latter having been drawn to the former during his first presidential campaign. Mr. Bennett's will was prepared by Mr. Bryan, having been dictated to his wife, who took it down on a typewriter. Mrs. Bennett, the widow of the testator, is objecting to the probation of the will with the provision that deals so liberally with Mr. Bryan. She holds that there was no reason for the bequest. Mrs. Bryan is testifying to a letter that she wrote to Mrs. Bennett at the dictation of Mr. Bennett, Instructing Mrs. Bennett as to Mr. Bennett's wishes in the matter. Mr. Bryan testifies that although the bequest was made uncon dltionally, the understanding with the deceased was that a part of the money was to go to Mr. Bryan's children, and the balance to be used for educational purposes. ? Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury of the United States, opened the Iowa campaign last Friday night, with a speech at Muscatine in which he talked for two hours upon the tariff, trusts, moneys, ship subsidy questions, making as the keynote of his talk an appeal to the people to demand the opening up of the markets of the south for United States products. He spoke for two hours to the largest political gathering ever assembled here. Secretary Shaw said in part: "We are now within twelve months of another national campaign and with no present indication of an issue. Our friends are groping in the dark. The candidate for governor in no state dare express himself on the money question. " The Democratic nominee for governor in no state dare say whether he is in favor of free silver of in favor of the gold standard: whether he is a bimetallist or a monometallist; whether he is a Bryan Democrat or a Cleveland Democrat, and the Democratic candidate for governor in no state except Iowa dare define himself on the tariff question. Of course, they all dare say that the tariff should be modified wherever it would be to the advantage of the country to have it modified. Of course, the Democratic candidate for governor in Massachusetts dare recommend free wool and free hides, but none of them except the candidate for governor of this state dare say whether he is in favor of a tariff for revenue only or whether he is in favor of a tariff for protection. The details of tariff schedules cannot afford an issue for a national campaign." (The \(otluulic (frnquuet. aji_ ?=^ YORKVILLE, S. C.: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27,1903. Senator Gorman made a speech in Maryland last Saturday which Is taken to indicate that the N'egro question will probably be one of the principal issues of the next campaign. It is beginning to look as if Tammany is going to carry New York at the approaching election and that George B. MeClellan will be the next mayor of the city. We would he interested in any word of defense or attempted defense of Charleston grand jurors for violating their oaths in behalf of people accused of selling whisky in violation of the dispensary law. The letter of Juryman Rislnger to the Spartanburg Journal leaves but little reason for further speculation as to the cause of the Tillman verdict; but after all that is about what most people of intelligence had surmised anyway. Although the fact came out in the testimony, for some reason there was no special stress on the part that dispensary whisky played in the Gonzales murder. Had there been fewer drinks that day and the day before it is reasonably certain that the cowardly shot would never have been fired. It gives us especial pleasure to be able to reproduce today the powerful sermon that Rev. Dr. J. L. Stokes, pastor of Trinity M. E. church, Yorkville, preached on the subject of "Prohibition and Dispens ry," last Sunday. Although it may be that the doctor has told us nothing new, he has delivered his message with a force and power that ought to carry conviction to every intelligent mind. That what he says is true, ieven the most besotted drunk ard can restuy in nis sooer mieivmo, and how any sane man can continue to encourage the liquor traffic in the face of such a terrible arraignment is a proposition that seems beyond intelligent comprehension. It is not to be expected that even an exposition like this will revolutionize existing sentiment on such a vital question; but nevertheless it ought to serve as a beacon light to many misguided men and women who are still groping in the dark. WE NEED IMMIGRATION. Productive Lands Going to Waste for Want of Labor. The Four States Immigration League will meet at New Orleans on November 9th and 10th. The league is composed of representatives of business organizations in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, and its chief purpose is to devise ways and means for securing desirable immigrants for the several states represented in it. "It was pointed out recently." says the Chatanooga Times, "that of the enormous inflow from the old country during the past twelve months, the number seeking homes in the south was ridiculously small, and out of all proportion to the importance of the country and the inducements our productive fields hold out to home-seekers." An immigration bureau has been established by the city of Chaianooga on its own account, and active efforts will be made to induce the settlement in that part of Tennessee of a large num ber of desirable German immigrants. What is needed in all the southern states and particularly in South Carolina. is an increased white population. Instead of a Four States Immigration league there ought to be a Solid South Immigration league, with each of the states in the south contributing to a common fund for the purpose of encouraging the settlement of desirable people in this part of the country. Nothing is done in South Carolina to bring new people here. The sporadic efforts that have been made in aid of immigration have only shown in a small way what might be accomplished by the state if any policy for increasing its population should be seriously determined upon. There ought to be a well organized immigration bureau at the state capital, and a live, wideawake experienced man should be placed in charge of it, so that the best results might be obtained for the state. In this progressive age South Carolina f.'innnt Hffnrr! to stjind sMIl. Wp wnilld suggest that Governor Hey ward send a special commissioner to the conference to be held in New Orleans next month, to obtain such practical information upon the subject of immigration as will enable him to recommend to the general assembly at its next session a plan for the establishment of an Immigration agency in South Carolina.? News and Courier. Convention of the U. D. C. The general convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be held in Charleston, beginning November 11. There are seven hundred and fifty chapters of the association, represented in all the southern and several northern and western states and territories. Each chapter is entitled to one representative for every twenty-five members. Votes may be cast for the entire chapter by one delegate, and voting proxy is also permitted 1 in case no delegates attend. The Southern Passenger association will give a rate of one and a third fares plus twenty-five cents to all attending , the convention. The full fare must be paid and a certificate secured from the ticket agent stating that the full fare has been paid. This certificate is to be signed by the recording secretary, and , for the return a one-third fare will be sold. HESTER'S COTTON STATEMENT. Receipts Up to Date much Smaller Than Last Year. Secretary Hester's weekly statement issued for the twenty-three days of October up to last Friday shows a decrease under last year of 96,000 bales, and a decrease under the same period year before last of 204,000. For the fifty-three days of the season that have elapsed the aggregate is behind the same days of last year 602,000 bales, and behind the same days year before last 160,000. The amount brought into sight dur- < ing the past week has been 444,187 bales against 457,357 for the same seven days last year and 557,856 year before last. The movement since September 1 shows receipts at ail United States ports to be 1,566,843 bales, against 1,894,729 last year; overland across the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers to northern mills and Canada 29,511, against 116,961 last year; Interior stocks in excess of those held at the close of the commercial year 200,019, against 434,115 last year, and southern mill taking 294,000, against 337,643 last year. The total movement since September 1 is 2,090,373 bales, against 2,692,448 last year and 2,250,631 year before last. Foreign exports for the week have been 232,893 bales, against 208,208 last year, making the total thus far for the season 1,008,137, against 1,247,741 last year. The total taking of American mills, north and south and Canada thus far for the season have been 522,544 bales, against 645,487 last year. . Stocks at the seaboard and twenty nine leading southern interior centres have increased during the week 134,571 bales, against an increase during the. corresponding period last season of 124,860. Including stocks left over at ports and interior towns from the last crop and the number of bales brought into sight thus far for the new crop, the supply to date Is 2,258,172 bales, against 2,907,522 for the same period last year. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. The Fatal Seed Cotton Pile. Weston dispatch of October 23: Ernest, the eleven-year-old son of Mr. J. D. H. Kinard of Newberry, met with a horrible death Thursday. The four little Kinard boys had gone to the cotton house, as they usually did every day, to play. Ernest was the oldest child. It is supposed the children were playing hide and seek and Ernest fell into a hole about four feet deep, which he had dug in the pile of cotton. He was in this position when taken out. It was found that the breath had left his body. The neighbors were called in and every effort was made to restore i the boy to life, but all to no avail. i Will Abandon the Law. Spartanburg Herald: A few days ago, 1 the editor of this paper heard a young 1 n ?wo(?uo4fl r\f Ann nf fhp rtlH - cl LIUi IIC.V, a giauuaiv vi wnv w* v ? - ? est and most famous law schools In America, a brainy and ambitious young: man, say that on account of the gTOss miscarriage of justice In the Tillman case, and the utter disregard of law and evidence which prevailed at that trial, he thought he would give up the 1 practice of law. It was discouraging to ' him to realize that lawyers of high standing, prostitute honor, truth, pa- ' triottsm to the earning of a fee. This young man's father was a strong supporter of Ben Tillman, by the way. His Estate Will Have to Pay. ( In' the United States circuit court at ( Greenville last week, the Jury gave a verdict for $2,500 against the estate of i Wm. A. Moore of Spartanburg, in favor J of J. H. Parker & Co., cotton brokers ( of New York. Some two years ago ( Parker & Co.. bought a line of cotton j contracts for Moore. Cotton went up j and the profits were duly credited to the customer. Afterwards prices went down and Moore was a loser. Finally he was presented with a bill for $4,300 and refused to pay It on the ground that the statutes of South Carolina outlaw debts that grow out of speculation. The'case was not allowed to go to the jury at that time; but Parker & Co. appealed and succeeded in having it sent back. Judge Simonton instructed the jury that Moore could not be allowed to take advantage of his own ' wrong, the South Carolina statute to the contrary notwithstanding and the ' jury found for Parker & Co. After the commencement of the suit Moore ' died: but his estate will have to pay the judgment. MERE-MENTION. Lou Dillon, the famous trotter owned by C. K. G. Bilings of Chicago, made a mile in 1.58J at Memphis, Tenn., last . Saturday, lowering the world's record ] by several seconds The navy department has ordered the cruisers New < York and San Francisco to the Asiatic | station to be on hand in the event of hostilities in the far East About twenty workmen were killed by a pre- , mature blast in a tunnel under Broadway, New York, last Saturday. Most \ of them were Italians The total < number of deaths from yellow fever at Laredo, Texas., up to last Saturday, was . forty-three One thousand Negro ' longshoremen and general laborers went on strike at Mobile, Ala., last Saturday The Tennessee Iron and | Metal company of Chattanooga, has < filed a petition in bankruptcy There was a heavy frost at San Antonio, Tex., last Saturday, and it is be- < lieved that there will be no new cases i of yellow fever there W. R. Hearst, presidential candidate, was in Atlanta last Friday and received a good deal of < attention. i UOCAL AFFAIFtS NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Wilson & Wilson, Attorneys at Law, Rock Hill?Will sell certain tracts of land located in York county, at Yorkville on December 7th, and at Rock Hill on December 8th, respectively. The Enquirer?Says that next year will be an election year and that you will want all the news of county, state and national politics. Subscribe for the Enquirer and you will get It. Jas. M. Starr & Co.?Call your attention to the good qualities of Starr's liver regulator, and say that there is nothing so good for the liver. They extend their thanks to parties who have paid their accounts, and ask all who have not paid to do so at once. Strauss-Smith Co.?Tell you about the big stock of elegant bed blankets and comforters that they are showing and say that they can offer you attractive coverings at attractive fig ures. They also want. 10 cioae uui their clothing, including men's and boys' suits at cost. C. P. Lowrance & Co.?Have received a keg of those extra choice pickles that they usually have in the fall of the year. They are extra choice in quality and only 10 cents a dozen. J. Q. Wray?Asks a pertinent question as to why you should pay more than Wray's prices and accept less tnan Wray's quality of clothing. He also calls attention to his line of hats, and especially his $2 special hat. York Drug Store?Offers a fresh lot of Lowney's candies to its customers. It says that Lowney's candies set the standard that other candy makers try to reach. G. H. O'Leary?Don't want you to take hearsay evidence about his furniture prices, but invites you to come and see his goods and get his prices before making purchases of furniture. Jas. M. Starr & Co.?Have a full line of lamps ranging in price from 15c to $2.50. They have a full stock of window glass of standard sizes. It is coughine, they "say, that is the best remedy for coughs, colds, etc. Sam M. Grist?Talks about his facilities for handling fire insurance, giving a list of companies that have millions with which to pay their losses. Look at your policy?note the expiration?tell it to him, and he says he'll do the rest. W. M. Kennedy, Agent?Again calls your attention to the good qualities of Lamm's clothing?best on earth. He has tinware, crockery, .glassware, etc. New crop N. O. Molasses. GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY. The following petit jurors were drawn this morning to serve at the approaching term of the circuit court, which convenes on the third Monday in November?16th proximo, the Honorable D. A. Townsend, presiding: U. Li. ueim ua E. M. Dickson York W. D. Glenn... York J. R. Patterson Fort Mill S. W. Mitchell Catawba. W. L. Erwin King's Mountain J. C. McKnight... .Bullock's Creek. J. J. Hunter York Perry Dover King's Mountain J. M. Craig Bethel. W. W. Alexander Bethel J. T. Mackey.... Fort Mill D. F. Jackson Bethel . J. M. Templeton. .King's Mountain A. .H. Barnett Bethel John Feemster York Z. M. NIell King's Mountain. N. B. Workman Bethesda W. E. Adams, Jr Bethel. J. S. McCarter... .King's Mountain Allen White, (colored) York W. W. Blackwelder Ebenezer S. D. Youngblood Bethel D. J. Biggers King's Mountain J. M. Darwin Broad River. V. B. Blankenship Fort Mill. E. B. Mobley... Catawba J. J. J. Robinson Broad River Sam Kennedy Broad River J. Holbrook Good York C. A. Carroll ; York G. H. O'Leary York Z. B. Bradford Fort Mill A. T. Smith B rnd River. S. A. Epps Fort Mill John H. Steele Bethesda FROST BOOSTS COTTON. There was great excitement and activity at the opening of the New York cotton market yesterday, according to i dispatch. More or less general frosts had been reported in the cotton belt over Satur clay and Sunday and with Liverpool this morning exhibiting great firmness there was a scare of shorts which started prices some 20 to 43 points higher. October closing Saturday at 9.96c, sold up to 10.40 on the call, while December touched 10.25c, January 10.25c; March 10.20c and May 10.20c. This enrmous ?ain naturally attracted heavy realizing and after the call prices were depressed several points on the more active positions. The activity continued all the morning and fluctuations were irregular ind violent. Generally speaking the tone was firm. From the highest point ?arly there was a reaction before midday of from 25 points on October to ll(fi>17 points on the other positions. Notwithstanding the heavy estimates for tomorrow's receipts the covering continued in volume and the market regained most of its losses with prices In the early afternoon 20 to 25 points higher than Saturday's close. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. John R. Ashe of Kershaw, spent yesterday in Yorkville. Miss Mamie Lou McClaln is visiting friends at Dallas, N. C. Rev. Dr. S. A. Weber preached in Lancaster last Sunday. Mr. J. L. Beal of Gastonia, spent Friday in Yorkville on business. Mr. Charley Long of Charlotte, spent Sunday in Yorkville with friends. Mr. George Glenn of Gastonia, was in Yorkville on business yesterday. Mr. Sam L. Blair of Blairsville, is attending the state fair at Columbia. Revs. J. L. Oates and J. H. Simpson af Hickory Grove are in town today. Mrs. Fannie Morrow of Gastonia, is an a visit to Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Wood. Mr. James Williamson of Statesville, visited friends in Yorkville last week. Dr. Jno. I. Barron left last night for i business and pleasure trip to Alabama. Dr. J. W. Campbell and Miss Mattie Caldwell of Clover, spent yesterday in the city. Rev. G. H. Waddell of Spartanburg, was in Yorkville yesterday, the guest jf Rev. J. L. Stokes. Mr. G. T. Radcliffe, Jr., of Charleston. is spending a few days in Yorkville with his .father. Messrs. G. L. Riddle and S. A. Glenn, ind Misses Daisy and Caw Glenn spent :oday in Yorkville. Mrs. Rachel Auld of Elberton, Ga., is in Yorkville on a visit to the family if Rev. W. G, Neville. Chester Lantern: Miss Cora Dodds )f the Armenia neighborhood, has been visiting her aunt near Yorkville. Miss Lottie Bell Simril of WInthrop o'.lege. spent Sunday and Monday vith her parents near Yorkville. Misses Lilla Herndon and Hallie Kirby of Winthrop college, spent Sunday and Monday in Torkville with relatives and friends. Mr. Joseph Rose of the grocery department of J. M. Heath & Co., spent Sunday and Monday with relatives and friends in Columbia. Miss Nellie Bremmer of Charleston, who is attending Winthrop college, at Rock Hill, spent Sunday and Monday in Yorkville, the guest of Misses Iva and Gladdys Withers. Chester Lantern: Mr. R. J. Herndon, who is to furnish one of the bands at the state fair, will have the am or three of our Chester musicians, Messrs. Hal Murphy, Willie Wharey and Willie Went. Mr. John R. Schorb, who is the oldest citizen of Yorkville, celebrated his elgthy-fifth birthday last Sunday. The Willing Workers of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Schorb is an honored member, remembered the occasion in a substantial way. Mrs. Jane E. Kerr of Spartanburg, is spending a few days in- Yorkville with friends, the guest of Mr. W. E. Ferguson and family. Mrs. Kerr was a resident of Yorkville for many years previous to about 1874, when with her family she removed to Spartanburg, where she has since resided. THE'TEXAS BOLL WEEVIL. A half dozen Texas boll weevils was among the curiosities at The Enquirer office yesterday. They were sent down by Mr. J. L. McGlll of Bethany, and although they were alive, they will not do any business, in this country. They were sent back to Mr. McGill this morning and by this time they have been nicely boiled to death. That is unless we have misunderstood the intention of Mr. McGill as expressed over the telephone yesterday afternoon. The weevils about which we are writing, came from Texas. They were sent to Mr. McGill by his brother, Mr. J. M. McGill of Corsicana, and along Willi inem Lit i ne me wllu vr ill& iev??, which will be read In this section with no little Interest: "The cotton crop here Is a failure. We first had the boll worm and later the weevil came. These last do not allow any cotton to mature after their arrival. They work on the small squares and sting everything that comes on the cotton, thus preventing all further development. "I am sending you today seven or eight boll weevils in a vial together with one or two cotton squares, and from them you can get an idea as to how the weevil operates. Let me know whether these bugs get through alive; but be sure not to let any of them get loose because one will stock your j place In a short time." NOTE AND COMMENT. Speaking of last Friday's hailstorm, Mr. G. R. Turner remarked to the reporter yesterday that he did not remember of the like before except once. Some years ago a hailstorm came along In September and did much damage to a few scattering fields of cotton; but hailstorms in the fall are very rare. Mr. John L. Shurley of Old Point, sent In his resignation as a member of the county board of control not long ago and the county delegation In the general assembly has recommended Mr. Eugene L. Garrison as his successor. The reporter has not been able to 'earn whether Mr. Garrison has yet received his commission. Although Gastonia has been a prohibition town for many years, under the operation of the Watts law it Is more so than ever. No whisky can be shipped Into town except from without the state, and the druggists are prohibited from selling whisky except under the most onerous restrictions. The 1 iuwa aic ciiLui wu. There was quite a heavy frost throughout this section yesterday and today it was considerably heavier. Ice was also very common this morning. It was remarked about the court house this morning, after the drawing of the Jury that the venire was up to York county's usual high standard. No defendant who seeks justice need have any fears about these men. Mr. L. R. Williams, proprietor of the York Implement company, is exhibiting a specimen of the "stock beet," of his own raising that weighs 121 This beet has been recommended principally as stock feed, and while Mr. Williams has not had a great deal of experience with it, he is not Inclined to think it is as valuable even for that purpose as the regular sugar beet. The yield per acre, however, is quite heavy. The Enquirer has had a number of complaints as to Interference by unauthorized persons with rural free delivery boxes and there have been some inquiries as to what should be done in such cases. We can only recommend that these complaints be committed to writing with full particulars and that the writing be mailed to the postmaster at the office from which the route is supplied. The balance of the procedure will be looked after in a proper manner. The fifth state conference of the Daughters of the Revolution will meet in the senate chamber at Columbia on next Thursday. The indications point to a large attendance of delegates. Of course the King's Mountain chapter will be represented. The meeting this year will prove of more than usual interest for the reason that the matter of the erection of a monument to the heroes of the American Revolution on the Capitol grounds will be discussed. The column for the monument has been donated by the Daughters of the Revolution and the legislature is to erect the monument. Foreman J. O. Walker, of the grand jury, is being annoyed by numerous annonymous communications. They come from various parts of the county, including Yorkvllle. "But I am not paving much attention to them," said Mr. Walker in speaking about the subject a day or two ago. "After I see what they are they go into the fire." vlore than once the presiding judges have taken occasion to instruct grand juries as to anonymous communications. As a general thing, It is agreed the authors of such communications are 100 insignificant to be worthy of consideration. They are lacking in character and manhood, and the chances are that in nine cases out of ten. the informa ' tion they would convey Is false. It Is known, or ought to be known by all intelligent people that no citizen runs any risk in giving true information to the grand jury. The members of that body are sworn to secrecy as to details that develop at their investigations, and there is no good reason why any man who has information for the grand jury should not go up like a man and give" it out openly. The business of the Carolina and North-Western railroad has increased very considerably since the gauge was made standard, and it is said that the earnings of the present month will show up better than for any previous month in the history of the property. One of the principal advantages of the change of gauge is the comparative ease with which business can be han died. Speaking of this subject the other day. a railroad man said to the writer: "It used to take about four narrow gauge cars to haul one standard gauge car of coal, and about two standard gauge cars was all one of those little old engines could pull. Now we have nothing to do but hitch the cars on to a train and go off with them. Most of our heavy business originates at Lenoir. We used to have several extras puffing and blowing about there hauling lumber. Now we have only one regular: but It walks off with the business as though there was not much of anything doing. It is the same way all along the line of the road. If the people will just stand by us and throw what business they can to us, we will soon give them even better service than now. However, we have no cause to complain at present." "I sold my cow," remarked Mr. R. C.. Jackson of Tirzah to the reporter this morning. Mr. Jackson came to The Enquirer office a week or two ago to see about advertising a cow that he wanted to sell for cash or exchange for beef. He had not had any practical experience in the matter of advertising, and he was naturally somewhat dubious as to whether he would be warranted in making the necessary outlay.He was told that The Enquirer was unwilling to guarantee a sale: but the management had no hesitation in assuring him that if he should publish the information that he was desirous of circulating, he would be pretty sure to get in communication with the man he was looking for if such a man existprl In thp cnmmnnltv. This mornine. Mr. Jackson came to say that he had found his man. The paper went to Tirzah on Wednesday, and before night he had sold his cow for cash. During the next few days he had other applications from would-be purchasers and traders. "I came in," said Mr. Jackson, "to tell you that I am well satisfied with the Investment, and the next time I have anything to sell, I shall not hesitate as to how I shall go about It." The experience of Mr. Jackson is the rule rather than the exception. It Is rare that anybody puts an advertisement in The Enquirer without getting satisfactory results. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The advance in the price of cotton during the past few days has had a noticeable influence on local receipts. ? Four successive weeks of court following the third Monday of next month promises to add considerably, to the business of the town. ? The parlor and reading room of the Commercial club quarters are about ready for occupancy and they put up a handsome appearance. ? Surounding towns are going in for concrete sidewalks on business streets and Yorkville can very well afford to have the same or something better. ? Last Saturday was the busiest day of the present season In Yorkville. The dry goods people had about all the trade they could handle and people In other lines got a satisfactory share of what was going. ? The new Southern schedule Is proving of undoubted benefit to Yorkville in a business way. The Increased patronage from both the west and east is quite noticeable. There were quite a number of shoppers in town from a distance last Saturday. ? The information that was printed about cotton seed last Friday was gotten from a dealer who was paying 19J cents a bushel. Since then another dealer has advised us that at no time during the present season has he paid less than 21 cents, and that he is still paying that price. ? The Edsall-Wlnthrope Stock company, which is booked to appear at the opera house three nights this week, beginning Thursday, promises well to prove one of the beBt entertainments the management has been able to present for quite a while. The company has lots of expensive paper and is advertising in a manner that indicates plenty of confidence in itself. ? The Saxophone Quartette was the Lyceum attraction at the Graded school auditorium Monday night, and the large audience which took the word of Manager Walker to the effect that it was something unusually good, was not disappointed. The music was of a very high class; but the artists were masters of it. and the enjoyment by the individual members of the audience was great. ? The C. & N.-W. has lost Its reputation of late for coming in on time. This upplies especially to the southbound train. Formerly this train arrived almost on the minute indicated in the schedule. During the past ten days it has been anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour late. Inquiry develops that the time is lost by waiting on the Seaboard at Lincolnton and on the Southern at Gastonia. LOCAL LACONICS. Beats a Machine. Foster Brandon, a young white man who lives on the plantation of Mr. G. L. Riddle at Zeno, picked 254 pounds of cotton in five and one-half hours one day last week. The cotton was perfectly dry. Married In Spartanburg. Spartanburg special of Saturday to the Greenville News: Mr. John G. McKeown of York county, and Miss Martha May Cox of Chattanooga, were married in this city yesterday afternoon by Rev. W. R. Richardson. Mr. i McKeown and Miss Cox met In Green- . ville, and proceeded to Spartanburg, where the knot was tied. The couple left this morning for their bridal tour. ? ? Death of Ulyseea Adkins. Mr. Ulysees Adkins, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Newport, died last Saturday from heart failure. He appeared to be in his usual health and death came while he was riding in a buggy with Rev. J. S. Qrier, pastor of Sharon and Tirzah churches. He fell into Mr. Grier's arms. Mr. Adkins was sixty-two years of age. He leaves a widow; but no children. He was burled at Ebenezer on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Mule Killed by Lightning. Rock Hill Journal, October 27: Mr. David Johnson of the Point neighborhood had a valuable mule killed Friday evening by lightning. A Negro who was ploughing the mule went to unhitch beneath a near by tree when the rain came on. Lightning first struck the tree and was then attracted from Its deadly course to the body of the mule which was instantly killed. Strange to say, the Negro who was at that moment unhitching, was not also struck. He, however, sustained a serious shock from which he has not' yet recovered sufficiently to walk. . ; Destructive Hail Storm. Quite a heavy hall storm passed over a narrow strip of country from Ypi^kville to Tlrzah last Friday afternoon, doing more or less damage to open cotton along its path. Among the sufferers were Messrs. M. L. Thomasson, J. W. Love and Abel Hope. Mr. Thomasson estimates his loss at about one bale of cotton beaten into the ground until salvage was out of the question. 'The losses of the others was probably not quite so heavy. The hail fell In other sections of the county also; but the storm was not general. The stones varied in size from a pea to a partridge acrcr ^ DO New York's Municipal Campaign.? If the plans of the opposing managers do not miscarry, this, the closing week of the municipal campaign in Greater New York, will outstrip anything of the kind heretofore seen here, says a New York disptach of yesterday. There will be several thousand meetings held in the Ave boroughs by midnight of Saturday. There will be six hundred Democratic meetings in Brooklyn borough alone. The fusioni8ts have hired for Saturday night every hall south of Four- teenth street and east of Broadway. Several automobiles will start with fusion spellbinders tomorrow night, and continue going untill the polls open. Both Low and McClellan will'devote much time to Brooklyn, which is by common consent regarded as the battle ground. There seems to.be some uncertainty about District Attorney Jerome continulng'in the campaign. He is said to be in ill health.' Nearly every minister in the city brought up the city election in Sunday's discourse. An estimate made by a member of the board of elections Axes thp cost of the coming election in this city at $600,000, to which is to be added'1130,000 that was spent in the recent primary elections. . . In order to give voters a change, to express their desire as to candidates 2,764,000 ballots have been printed, which include ballots for votes on the canal question and 307,000 sample .ballots which are to be used to explain to voters how a legal.vote should be cast. The election takes place next Tuesday. . Subject for Investigation.- -It is apparent from talks, with Democratic representatives, now in Washington, says the correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle, that the Democrats propose to take a hand in the work of investigating the affairs of certain of the executive departments. It is said that the members of the minority will insist on an Inquiry into the contract for building the little White House, the structure that has been the subject of so much adverse comment. It is gen erally understood that the one-story brick affair now occupied as the executive office of the president cost $65,000. As buildings in Washington go, this must be considered a very high price, as many a pretentious residence has been put up for less than half this figure. The Democrats believe there will be no objection to having the facts connecteu with the construction of the Little White House looked into. .They say that the president is anxious to thoroughly probe all suspicious looking transactions affecting the public service, and that - as there has been so much criticism of the work on the annex to the Executive Mansion, It would be well to have a clear understanding of everything that has occurred in connection with its construction. The present plan is to bring this matte up when the postal Investigation is ordered. Death of Georg? D. Tillman. Colonel George D. Tillman, youngest son of the late Hon. George D.Tilman, died at the home of his mother at Clark's Hill, Edgefield county, on October 20. He was twenty-three years of age. AT THB CHtRCHBS. TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. rev. j. l. stokes, pastor. Prayer-meeting in the Sunday-school room tomorow evening at 7.30 o'clock. PRESBYTERIAN. rev. w. o. neville, pastor. Prayer-meeting tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. fecial IJottys. . Congregational Meeting. Preaching at the A. R. P. church next Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock a. m., and at 7.30 p. m., by Rev. R. R. Caldwell of Toronto, Ohio. A congregational meeting will be held immediately -after the morning services with a view of selecting a pastor. W. M. Kennedy, W. W. Jenkins, D. E. Finley, J. B. Plaxco, Elders. Oct. 27 tf. 2t The Chrysanthemum Show Given unber the auspices of the^ Floral Society of the .Ladies or tne rresoyterian church, will be held at the Count House on Thursday, October 29, doors open from 10 o'clock a. m., until 11 o'clock, p. m. Interesting programmes at 4 o'clock and at 8 o'clock. Refreshments served at all hours during the day. Other attractive features. One ticket at 25 cents admits same person as holder to the hall during entlre*>show at holder's pleasure. Entries for the various prizes solicited from all flower growers in the town and county?the contest Is open to all without fear or favor. A very handsome prize for the Chrysanthemum show has been donated by Mr. E. P. Langston of Danville, Vu. It is a pair of solid gold cuff buttons, and it is to go Jto the exhibitor of the six best white blooms. The judges of the flowers will be Mrs. W. B. Moore, Miss Cora Kuykendal and Dr. J. L. Stokes. Mrs. J. J. Hunter, Pres., Mrs. R. T. Stephenson, Sec.