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Scraps and .farts.
? President Roosevelt has approved
the recommendation of the wireless
telegraphy board, that in view of the
fact that wireless telegraph stations
are a part of the country's defence,
and therefore belong to a military
branch of the government, and because
they are more important to the
navy than to the army, the havy shall,
be given control of them. They were
formerly operated by the government.
? The weekly crop summary of the
agricultural department issued last
Tuesday says: Cotton has made good
growth in the central and eastern
portions of the cotton belt, too rapid
growth being reported from portions
of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Complaints of rust and shedding
are more general than in the previous
week in the Carolinas. Georgia and
Florida. Shedding is also generally
reported from Texas, where most of
the crop- would be benefitted by rains,
drought being most serious in the
north central counties. Much of the
crop in Mississippi and Louisiana is
grassy. Picking continued in Southern
Texas, where it is expected to be
general by the middle of August, and
has begun in Alabama and Florida.
? Philadelphia Record: It took three
physicians nearly an hour and a half
to remove a billiard ball from the
mouth of Joseph Johnson, colored, of
No. 2317 Stiles street, last night. Johnson
is employed in a pool and billiard
room near Girard and Ridge avenues,
and is noted among the patrons of the
place for his big mouth. When one
of them entered last night he offered
to bet the negro he could not put a
billiard ball in his mouth. Johnson had
visions of making a dollar easily, so
took the bet. After several minutes'
hard work he succeeded in getting the
ball in, but when he came to get it
out the ball refused to budge. The
negro could not move his jaws In the
slightest degree. Several of those in
the room gave him assistance, but
still the ball remained firm, and Joe
had to be taken to St. Joseph's hospital.
He won the dollar and several
AtkAM n'hi/ik krt nfitrone nf tko nnnl _
UlllCIO n I11V.U UJt puti VilO Vi HIV fwvt
room gave to make up a purse.
? J. W. Brown, of the Charlotte, N.
C. police force, was killed last Tuesday
afternoon as the result of a blow
in the stomach administered by a
boy Paul Biggers, aged 16. Biggers
had been arrested by Brown for an
alleged violation of a city ordinance.
After the hearing he passed Brown
and laughed and sneered at him.
Brown ran after Biggers and caught
him, whereupon Biggers struck Brown
a heavy blow in the stomach. Brown
replied by striking the boy on the
head with his billy, knocking him
senseless. Shortly after he was
struck, Brown became ill from the effects
of the blow and died a few hours
later. Biggers was released on a bond
of {1,000. The coroner's jury found as
follows. "We find that J. H. Brown
came to his death by a rupture of the
spleen. The direct cause of death was
internal bleeding. The jury also find
that Paul Biggers was not the cause
of J. H. Brown's death, and therefore
he is exonerated."
? As the British steamship Mohican,
made for the Delaware breakwater last
Monday, says a Philadelphia dispatch,
It encountered a strange phenomenon.
A cloud of phosphoric appearance enveloped
the vessel, magnetizing everything
on board. Capt. Urquhart says,
the vessel and crew had a fiery coating.
"When the sailors saw it," said
me capiain, tney rusneu auuui me
deck in consternation. I looked at the
needle and it was flying around like
an electric fan. I ordered several of
the crew to move some iron chains
that were lying on the deck, thinking
to distract their attention. The sailors
could not budge the chains, although
they did not weigh more than
seventy-five pounds. Everything was
magnetized, and chains, bolts, spikes
and bars were as tight on the deck as
if they had been riveted there. The
cloud was so dense that it was impossible
for the vessel to proceed. I
could not see beyond the decks. It
appeared as if the whole world was a
mass of glowing fire. The sailors fell
on the decks and prayed. Suddenly
the cloud began to lift. The phosphorescent
glow on the ship and the
crew began to fade. In a few minutes
the cloud passed over the vessel and
we saw it moving off over the sea."
? Postmaster General Payne has
made public the following statement in
explanation of his reasons for refusing
to name a Mississippi postofflce
in honor of the governor of the state:
"On the 6th day of May, 1904, a petition
was filed with the department
asking for the establishment of a
postofflce at a certain point in Calhoun
county, in the state of Mississippi.
and requesting that it be named
Vardaman. Immediately the usual
investigation made by the department
as to the necessity for the establishment
of the office was undertaken.
Pending the inquiry, a copy of the
Daily Clarion-Ledger, a newspaper
published at Jackson, Miss., dated August,
25, 1903, was filed with the department
containing an article to
which the department's attention was
called. This article was a copy of an
editorial printed in the Commonwealth
under date of January 10, 1903, which
paper is published and edited by Gov
ernor varuaman. ine urwcie in question
was so vile and indecent in its
statements concerning the mother of
the president of the United States as
to be unfit for reproduction. The postmaster
general did not esteem it proper
to give a postoffice the name of any
man who had used such language regarding
any woman. The postoffice in
question has been ordered established
and given the name of Timberville.
In exercising the discretion given him
by law the postmaster general frequently
rejects names suggested for
proposed postoffices. He has never
been clearer in his duty than in this
case. It is proper to say that President
Roosevelt had no knowledge of
the incident referred to."
? The terrific battle reported in our
last issue to have been in progress
between the Russians and Japanese,
resulted in another defeat for the
Russians. The battle seems to have
been desperate and decisive: but the
Russians still have hope. It seems
that in reality there were two battles
going on at the same time. The
fighting was commenced on Sunday,
July 31, at Tushulikzu and Yangse
Pass, each about 10 or 15 miles from
the railroad from Port Arthur to
Harbin and 26 miles apart. At Yushulikzu,
the Russians had two divisions
of infantry and some artillery,
and at Yangse Pass they had two and
a half divisions of Infantry and four
batteries of artillery. The Japanese
outnumbered the Russians more than
two to one in both infantry and artil
lery at both places. The heat was
terrific, the thermometer registering 110
degrees. The fighting continued until
Tuesday afternoon, the Russians be|
ing steadily driven from all their positions
back against the railroad to
Harbin. The Japanese now hold practically
the whole of the Liao Tung
peninsula between Port Arthur and
Mukden, and the Russians are supposed
to be in retreat toward Harbin.
It is claimed that the Japs have
^captured one of the important fortresses
at Port Arthur, and there is
reason to believe that within another
month they will have forced the Russians
back on Vladivostok.
She ||orkviU( (Snquirrr.
Governor Vardaman of Mississippi,
denies the charge of the postmaster
general that he has ever written
anything reflecting on the good name
of President Roosevelt's mother. He
says: "I have never in my life written
or said anything derogatory to or
that reflected upon the fair name of
that good mother, of Theodore Roosevelt
or any other good woman. I am
not responsible for what the campaigners
in Mississippi ascribed tome
last year."
The Brice Bill.
From our report of the Ogden picnic,
it appears that all of the candidates
for the general assembly have
declared in favor of what is known as
the Brice bill.
In brief the Brice bill is a measure
which seeks to give to the people of
a county the right to abolish dispensaries
by the same means provided for
their establishment. That is that a
dispensary cannot be established except
on a vote of the people, and if
the people afterward decide that they
do not want it, they can abolish it by
a majority vote.
How anybody could be opposed to
this proposition, we cannot very well
see. It involves the right of self-government,
and unless we mistake the
character of the people of York county
and South Carolina, they will not
submit to being deprived of this right
any longer than is necessary to realize
that it has been taken away from
Upholders of the dispensary system
have been making the point that the
Brice bill is nothing more nor less
than a stiletto thrust at the whole
institution. We are frank to say that
we do not so regard the proposed
measure. We believe it is a terrible
blow at the dispensary: but there is
nothing underhand about it. It is
straight from the shoulder, and its author
does not hesitate to say that if
it shall accomplish the complete annihilation
of the whole corrupt dispensary
business he will be exceedingly
Even if the dispensary law were
what its most devoted advocates
claim for it, and even if it were free
from the terrible rottenness that permeates
every fibre of its administration,
it would not be worth what the
people are being asked to pay for it?
sacrifice of the right of local self-government.
Th? County Campaign.
Although in a general way one
county campaign is so like another
that it is difficult to point essential differences,
at the same time there are
about the campaign now in progress
certain features that are worthy of
From about 1890 up to half a dozen
years ago, the campaigning in the field
counted for but little. Slates were
fixed, not exactly in the Alliance
meetings, jut in conferences of leading
alliancemen, and the results of
these conferences were generally ratified
at the polls.
Following the decline of the political
power of the Alliance, there has been
a gradual return to old conditions.
The candidate is thrown back in closer
touch with the masses of the people,
and for success he is again dependent
upon his merits and his ability to
create friendly impressions.
Just what has brought it about, we
are unable to say; but it is our observation
that the plane of county politics
has been somewhat elevated. It
has not been a great while since trick
eiy and sharp practice among me
candidates was the rule rather than
the exception. Now the average candidate
seems to have settled down to
a conviction that this kind of thing
does not pay. and with the exception
of a little trading, the tendency is to
an honest open course.
While the voters have not allowed
themselves to become excited, the individual
who thinks they are not interested
is making a mistake. It is
our deliberate judgment that there has
not been a time since the war when
voters gave the political situation or
rather the matter of a choice of candidates
more careful and thorough
consideration. The best evidence of
this condition is the fact that so few
of the voters are expressing themselves
as between the various candidates.
There is a noticeable absence of passion
and prejudice, a disinclination to
credit or be influenced by campaign
canards, and taken altogether, the
situation is one on which the people of
the county are entitled to cordial
Informally Opened at Ogden
Last Wednesday.
Annual Picnic Meets With Usual Success?Dispensary,
Education and
Roads the Main Questions Discussed
by Legislative Aspirants?Other
Candidates Talk to the People.
Reported for the Yorkvllle Enquirer:
The annual picnic in the Percival
grove near Ogden, on Wednesday was
a fine success. Some were kept at
home by the threatening weather in
the early forenoon; but the clouds
dispersed later in the day and by noon
the usual large crowd had congregated
in the grove, which is the most ideal
place for such gatherings in the county.
The best of order prevailed through
the day and everybody seemed to
thoroughly enjoy themselves. A stand
had been erected for the accommodation
of speakers, and about 12
o'clock the meeting was called to order
by Magistrate A. L. Nunnery, who
acted as master of ceremonies.
Congressman D. E. Finley and State
Senator J. S. Brice, who had been invited
to be present and deliver speeches
sent letters expressing their regret
at not being able to attend. All the
county candidates except two or three
were present.
After prayer by Rev. W. H. Ariail
the legislative candidates were called
to the stand. Before introducing the
first speaker, the chairman read the
following paper which had been prepared
and stated that each of the legislative
candidates would be expected
to state their position in the matter:
A Question.
"If elected to the position to which
you aspire, will you favor and vote to
so amend the present dispensary law as
to provide precisely the same conditions
for the removal of a dispensary
from any incorporated city, town or
village in the state that is now provided
for the establishment of a dispensary
in a city, town or village
wnere none is locaiea, viz: inai 11
shall be the duty of any city or town
council in the state on the presentation
of a petition signed by one-fourth
of the resident freeholders, to order
an election at which the qualified resident
voters shall have the privilege of
voting for or against dispensary, and
in case the majority vote, 'No Dispensary.'
it shall be the duty of the
state board of control to order the removal
of all existing dispensaries in
the town or city so voting, and that
no special tax shall be levied on the
property in the town." <
The time of each speaker was limited
to five minutes.
Dr. J. H. Saye.
The first speaker was Dr. J. H. Saye
of Sharon. He prefaced his remarks
by saying that he had been urged and
induced to enter the race by numerous
friends and that he had no special
promises to make the people further
than that he would, if elected, endeavor,
to the best of his ability, to represent
the best interests of all the people.
He touched on the matter of education
and said that the common or
public schools were not getting their
share of money from the state and
that too many appropriations were
made to the high schools and colleges.
He cited as an instance that about
$250 was appropriated for each student
at Winthrop, while the public
schools got only about $3 for each
pupil. He favored a more equal division.
As to the dispensary question,
he said he heartily concurred with the
sentiment, and would vote and work
for the same if elected.
F. P. McCain, Esq.
Frank P. McCain of Yorkville was
the next speaker. He said that he Tiad
nothing to say against any of his competitors
as he was not running against
them, but was running for himself.
He spoke of the flattering vote he received
at Ogden two years ago. He
had served one term and although he
had not set the woods on flre, he had
always tried to do his duty, and felt
that he was better qualified to serve
the people now than two years ago.
He was only one out of 124 and. therefore.
could not accomplish all things,
but had always voted and worked for
those things which he believed were
for the best interest of the people. As
to the dispensary question, he believed
it was Democratic and would vote for
the law to be so amended. A dispensary
had been established in Yorkville
by a majority vote and they should
have the privilege of voting it out in
the same manner.
Mr. J. E. Beamguard.
J. E. Beamguard, the next speaker,
said he was glad to meet the people
of Ogden again as they were no
strangers to him. They had given him
a flattering vote in the last election
and he had tried to make them the
best representative ever sent to Columbia
from York county. He declared
that the fact that there was no issue
at stake was evidence of a healthy
condition of things. After all issues
cut no ice. The people he said had the
right to know where candidates stood
on any question: but after all it takes
a man of experience to properly represent
the people on any question.
He had studied the whisky question a
great deal, but was not able to solve
it. The people must solve it for themselves.
He was. and always had
been in favor of submitting the whole
matter to the people and letting the
majority rule in voting either for or
against a dispensary. He was in favor
of biennial sessions and reduction
of taxes and had always voted and
worked for these. He was asking for
a third term, because with the experience
he had had. he was able to serve
the people better than a new man.
Dr. J. E. Massey, Sr.
Dr. J. E. Massey. Sr.. of Rock Hill,
was introduced next, and said it was
not his purpose to make a speech as
he had only decided a few days ago
to enter the race, and only wished to
announce himself as a candidate. He
favored a reduction of taxes and believed
they could be reduced. He was
in favor of all possible aid to both
the high and the public schools. He
too was in favor of allowing the people
to vote for the removal as well as
the establishment of a dispensary.
Capt. J. W. Ardrey.
Capt. J. W. Ardrey of Fort Mill, was
the last of the legislative candidates
to speak. He was glad to meet the
people and complimented them on
their fine country and crops. He was
a farmer himself by profession. He
was brought out by the people and did
not know what he could accomplish at
Columbia: but would endeavor to
serve the people to the best of his
ability. As to the dispensary ciuestion.
it had always been his policy to vote
against whisky under any circumstances.
and that he favored amending
the law so as to give the people the
privilege of voting for the removal of
a dispensary from any town or city.
And. furthermore, as a dispensary is
not a local institution, the people of
the entire county should be allowed to
vote on establishing it dispensary at
it county seat town, and that a township
election should be held on the
<|Uestion of establishing a dispensary
in other than county seat towns. He
was in favor of supporting high
schools, but thought more attention
should be paid to the common schools,
and would like to see them more liberally
supported. He was in favor of
better roads and doing away with the
state farm and putting the state pris- <
oners on the public highways.
Candidates For Clerk.
The four candidates for clerk of
court. Messrs. J. C. Wllborn, J. A.
Tate, W. B. Wylie and J- R." Logan,
were called next, and each of them
came forward and made a few remarks,
none of them taking up the full
time allotted them, except Mr. Wllborn.
He said he could not make a
speech in five fnlnutes and thought
they should have been given more
time. Mr. Wylie asked to be re-elected
on his past record, provided the
people were satisfied with it. Mr.
Wilborn was In favor of cleaning out
the court house and putting in new
officials. Mr. Logan would not attempt
to make a speech; but said he
was under obligations to the people for
past favors and hoped they would retriamKor
ntroln An tVio Qflth \f TV
Tate thanked the people for the liberal
support they gave him In the last
election and hoped they would see
their way to support him again this
year. He was In favor of Mr. Wllborn's
suggestion to rid the court
house of old officials but thought
brand new men who had never been
there, nor filled any office should be
put In.
Other County Candidates.
The candidates for sheriff were called
next, and all of them, except Joseph
M. Sims of Sharon, and including
George A. Cowan of Rock Hill, who
entered the race this week, were present,
and came forward and made a
few remarks.
Following these came the candidates
for auditor, all of them being present
except Mr. H. T. Williams of Clover.
Next came John E. Carroll and John
A. Shurley, candidates for county superintendent
of education.
At the conclusion of the speeches of
the candidates for superintendent of
education, a recess was taken for dinner.
There was an abundance of
good things to eat, including plenty i
of beef soup and hash made and pre- ,
pared on the grounds by old and experienced
hands who sustained their
reputation as experts at this busi- i
ness. The meeting was called togeth- <
er again at about 4 o'clock. .
The candidates for county treasurer
were first on the list of speakers for 1
the afternoon. Messrs. Haile and j
Smith laid their claims before the .
people and asked for their support.
Mr. iNeeiy asKea 10 De excuseu num
making a speech.
T. W. Boyd, candidate for re-election
to the office of county supervisor, was
not present and in view of this fact
his two competitors. Messrs. R. M.
Whitesides and Sam'i N. Johnson, declined
to make speeches.
Only one of the candidates for
county commissioner, Mr. Ladd J.
Lumpkin, was present. He made a
few remarks asking the people to remember
him on August 30th.
Messrs. Bob Caldwell, R. J. Morrow
and A. L. Nunnery, candidates for
magistrate for Bethesda township,
were then given the privilege of presenting
their claims to the people.
Mr. Caldwell was not present. Mr.
Morrow announced that he had withdrawn
in favor of Mr. Nunnery, the
present incumbent, who is an old and
disabled Confederate soldier. Mr.
Nunnery entertained the audience for
some time with his wit and humor.
On Education.
Marion B. Jennings, Esq., of Yorkville,
was introduced at the conclusion
of Mr. Nunnery's remarks, and delivered
quite an interesting speech. He
confined his remarks principally to
the subject of education and was listened
to with much interest. He made
a good and favorable impression on
the people.
At the conclusion of Mr. Jennings's
speech, Mr. J. S. Wilson of Lancaster,
state secretary of the Jr. O. U. A.
M., delivered a short address in behalf
of the order he represents.
Against Biennial Sessions.
W. M. Dunlap, Esq./ of Rock Hill,
was the last speaker. He touched on
the subject of education and reduc- .
tion of taxes and then attacked the
legislative candidates for advocating
biennial sessions of the legislature. I
He said that the law-makers often <
enacted laws that proved to not be
what the people needed and wanted ;
and which were sometimes detriment- t
al to the country and that two years s
was a long time to wait for redress.
He advised the people to think be- (
fore they took action in this matter. ^
Expenses ought to be reduced; but {
this was not the way to do it. Let (
the legislative body get down to work
immediately on arriving in Columbia
and they will accomplish as much in J
twenty days as they now do in forty '
Hava anrl thereby save the county as 1
much as biennial sessions would. His 1
speech was well received.
The Ogden string band furnished
some excellent music for the occasion.
The progressive and hospitable people
of Ogden spared no pains in their
efforts to make a success of the occasion
and were well repaid for their
trouble, as the day was one continual
round of pleasure and enjoyment for
all who were there.
This, strictly speaking, was not a
political meeting, but the county campaign
practically opened here and the
fight is now on to the finish with the
candidates. j. k. s.
Picnic at Catawba Church?Rev. Mr.
Lingie Gives the Children an Outing?The
Constables and the Tigers
?The Candidacy of Mr. Cowan.
Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
Rock Hill, August 5.:?The picnic at
Catawba church a few miles east of
this city last Tuesday was well attended
and a very enjoyable affair.
The pastor. Rev. Mr. Latham delivered
a very interesting address in
the forenoon. Several of the county
candidates were present, but there
was no speaking, as a heavy rain came
up early in the afternoon.
Rev. W. L. Lingie, pastor of the
first Presbyterian church, and a number
of his members, took the children
of the Sunday school out to the Oates
grove, several miles south of this
place. Thursday for a days' outing and
picnic. They all report quite a delightful
Constable Drake has been in Rock
Hill this week, assisting Constable
Jenkins in hunting down the tigers.
They went out several miles from the
city" Wednesday and found a five gallon
keg full of corn juice in a swamp
near the home of one Douglass Tims,
who learned of the presence or ine <
constables in his neighborhood and
removed the keg from his house to
the swamp only a few minutes before
they came up. The officers followed
the negro's trail with some difficulty
and had to search for some time before
finding the booze. After secreting
the keg, Tims returned to his home by
another route and when the officers
appeared in sight of his home carrying
the keg. Tims was sitting on the
porch turning a crank organ to the
tune of "Nearer My God to Thee." He
stopped suddenly, gave one searching
look at the approaching officers and
then departed for other parts.
Mr. G. A. Cowan, one of our leading
cotton buyers, sprung a surprise on
some of his friends this week by announcing
himself as a candidate for
sheriff of York county. His friends
say that he will make the race interesting
for some one.
N. E. Mason has been appointed
chief of the bureau of ordnance navy
department, to succeed Rear Admiral
Converse, who has assumed the duties
of chief of the bureau of navigation.
....In an address at a public reception
President Nord, of Hayti, accused
the foreign population of the ^
island of plotting against his govern- p
ment, and made threatening refer- r
inces to the massacre of 1804, when
J,500 white men, women and children
ivere slain by the natives Capt.
Heniy Savage, collector of the port
>f Wilmington, N. C., and depository
tor the Confederate States treasury
jnder Jefferson Davis, died In Wilmington,
N. C., Monday, aged seventy
fears Mrs. Nelson A. Miles died
it West Point, N. Y? Tuesday of
ieart failure, aged 62 years....A pas?enger
train on the Illinois Central
allroad was held up by five masked
nen about 25 miles from Chicago Monlay.
Several of the passengers were
obbed and one was severely wound;d
The Missouri, Kansas and Texis
Order of Railroad Telegraphers
vent on a strike Monday The one
lundredth anniversary of the first
roatv maHo hv tha TTnlfn^ Qfo+oa
irnment with Indians west of the Missouri
river was celebrated at Fort
Halhoun, Neb., August 3. A monument
vas unveiled on the spot where Lewis
ind Clark held their council with the
Indians An epidemic of cholera
s raging in Persia, thirty or forty
leaths having occurred In Teheran
in one day The state of Texas is
said to be making efforts to purchase
the site of the siege of Alamo
rhe Democratic convention of Texas
las renominated Governor Lanham
lor governor The Democrats of
Indiana have nominated John W.
Kearn for governor Yellow fever
ias broken out at Tehuatapek, Mexico.
? It has been arranged that the
lormal notification of Judge Parker
ivill take place on next Wednesday.
? In the Texas Democratic convention
In Houston last Tuesday exliovernor
Hogg made a speech eulogls !r?
c\f PftAflPi'Alf nn/1 qfllH thn*- \t Pn rlfpr
ivas elected the people would not be
ible to see any change from the present
Republican administration. ExDongressman
Ball called Hogg down
ind was enthusiastically applauded
jy the convention.
? The Democratic convention of
SVest Virginia met in convention at
Parkersburg last Wednesday. Hon.
Elenry G. Davis was greeted with trenendous
applause; but said he
;hought it best not to say anything on
mtional issues until he should revive
his formal notification. Somebody
said "Hurrah for a white man's
government!" and Davis said he
.vould heartily agree to that sentinent.
? Thomas Taggart, chairman of the
Democratic national committee has
innounced the following officers of the
lational Democratic committee and
ho fnllrvwinp' momhors r\t thp nntinn
tl executive committee: NationalCommittee?Delancy
Nichol, vice
chairman, New York; George Foster
3eabody, treasurer, New York. Execltive
Committee?W. F. Sheehan,
hairman, New York; John R. McLean,
Ohio; United States Senator
Thomas S. Martin, Virginia: Col. J.
VI. Guffey, Pennsylvania: Former U.
3. Senator James Smith, Jr., New
Tersey: Timothy E. Ryan, Wisconsin.
The state campaign winds up at
Columbia on Saturday, August 13.
? An unknown mulatto negro was
tilled by a Seaboard Air Line freight
:rain at North last Tuesday afternoon.
? It is estimated that not less than
10,000 people will have visited Charles;on
by the close of the excursion seaion.
? Capt. B. G. Willis, a prominent
:itizen of Colleton county, died sudlenly
of apoplexy Tuesday while siting
on a Jury case at Waterboro, the
:ounty seat. He was 63 years of age.
? The Union chamber of commerce
las taken up the question of trying
o improve the Union cotton market.
Vluch Union county cotton is sold in
surrounding markets and the business
nen think they should handle more
>f it.
? The capitol grounds of Columbia
ire infested with loafers, who lounge
ibout on the benches and the police
ire trying to inaugurate a reform,
several loafers have been taken be'Arn
f Vi/A -no/t/vWI ar nHtVi In tho fp W
? D. J. Verner, master In equity of
Greenville county, committed suicide
>y shooting himself in the head with
i shotgun, at his home in Greenville
resterday. Temporary aberration, inluced
by bad health is assigned as the
? The family of Mr. John C. Pearce
>f Bryd's, Dorchester county, were
x>isoned by eating ice cream Monday,
dr. Pearce died Monday night and
several other members of the family
ire thought to be in a very critical
? The state board of control is said
o be considering the abolition of its
>resent unlawful system of permitting
he sale of beer on royalty, and substitute
a system under which beer will
>nly be sold by duly appointed saliried
? Chester has arranged for a good
oads rally to be held on August 5.
Senator A. C. Latimer, Mr. E. J. Wation,
commissioner of immigration, Mr.
<\ H. Hyatt, president of the State
Good Roads association, and Mr. M.
7. Richards, land and industrial agent
>f the Southern railway, have accepted
invitations to be present.
? Charles B. Garrett and John P.
Glark, two farmers of Greenville couny
were killed by lightning last Monlay
afternoon. When the bolt struck
hem they were engaged in sharpenng
an axe, one turning the grindstone
while the other was holding the
ool. Both were killed instantly.
George Thompson, who was standing
learby was severely shocked, ana 11
vas at first thought that he would
lie. Every bee In a hive a few feet
listant was killed.
? Richmond, Va., News-Leader: Old
Jncle Grover Cleveland has the good
lablt of saying the right thing at the
ight time. He may not say it very
gracefully or cleverly, but he reaches
he spot. Nothing could be better
han the rallying cry he sends out this
veek, calling on Democrats to stand
iteady. Nothing could be more effectve
than his paragraph of praise and
ipproval of Ben Tillman of South
Carolina. Of all the men In the counry.
Senator Tillman has made himielf
most conspicuously and persistmtly
offensive to the gold standard
democrats, and especially to Mr.
Cleveland. He went Into the senate
?randishing an oratorical pitchfork
vith which he boasted he would laerate
Mr. Cleveland's ribs. Yet the
ix-president goes out of his way to
ipeak kindly of Tillman, and to echo,
everently and with dignity, the South
Carolinian's somewhat flippant exlamatlon
that Providence seems to
>e taking charge of the affairs of the
Democratic party. These few words
nust have a powerful influence in
nothing the feelings of both the facions
and bringing us together. When
irover Cleveland and Benjamin R.
Tillman can stand shoulder to shouller,
surely the rest of us can forget
iur grievances, disappointments and
esentments, however bitter.
Geo. A. Cowan?Is announced as a
candidate for sheriff.
Geo. C. Leech?Is announced as a candidate
for magistrate for Broad River
First National Bank?Gives full protection
and the best service.
Witherspoon & Spencers?Publish
amended summons in the case of
Thomas A. Darby, plaintiff, against
Southern Textile Co. and others, defendants.
Miss Rosa J. Lindsay?Will have a
special sale of Passe Partout pictures
at her studio on Thursday,
August 11.
T CI PViQlrmon?niVPS
J. Oi 1P1 ICC) v>vunvjr vuiui ?% >
notice of the dates and places of
campaign meetings, beginning at
Forest Hill on August 9.
J. M. Starr & Co.?Have something to
say of turnip seed, fruit Jars, pocket
knives, etc.
J. M. Heath & Co.?Have just finished
the work of stock taking and have
found some bargains.
Foushee Cash Store?Announces a
special sale of undervests next Monday.
? Street work has been Interfered
with during the past few days by the
? The town council and the board of
public works are considering the idea
of purchasing several acres of land at
the pumping station.
? T.he Enquirer was misinformed
as to the temporary suspension of the
business of the bucket shop. Mr.
Ford left Saturday and Mr. Wilson
succeeded to the management Monday
The Tlrzah people are In earnest
about having a big picnic on the occasion
of the campaign meeting to be
held there on Tuesday, August 16, and
propose not only to have a Dig audience
for the candidates; but to entertain
that audience.
The committee held Its meeting last
Thursday pursuant to advertisement,
let out the refreshment franchise In
a satisfactory manner and put in motion
other arrangements that offer
encouragement to an old time gathering.
By resolution It was decided that
the men of the country surrounding
be requested to gather at Tlrzah on the
morning of August 15, and put In as
much time as may be necessary In
clearing off the grounds, putting the
speakers' stand In order, erecting seats,
etc. Miss Blanche Love was requested
to take charge of the matter of
decorations, and the ladles generally of
the surrounding country will be expected
to give their assistance In this
matter as well as in the matter of
providing entertainment.
A sub-committee was appointed to
confer with Col. R. W. Hunt, division
passenger agent of the Southern with
reference to a reduction of rates from
King's Creek, Catawba Junction and
Intervening points to Tlrzah, and there
is every reason to believe that the accommodating
colonel will see that the
rates are allowed.
Senator Brice expects to be at Forest
Hill academy next Tuesday If
nothing prevents and will give the
voters his views of the dispensary law
and tell them about his efforts to restore
to the people the right of local
The statement in this column in
our last issue to the effect that the
county canvass would open at Barnett's
mountain next Tuesday was
made through inadvertence and was
Incorrect. The meeting will be held
at Forest Hill, as advertised by Mr.
Perry Ferguson.
The county canvass opens at Forest
TTI11 novf fllAsdaV With a
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picnic. The Bethel people never fall
to properly entertain their guests on
picnic occasions; but it will be Just as
well for those who would impose on
good nature to be careful. Even the
Bethel people cannot be depended upon
to stand unlimited imposition.
Everybody who can should contribute
to the picnic dinner.
Dr. M. J. Walker has made a microscopic
examination of some of the
"scalded" cotton leaves, about which
there is so much complaint, and finds
them covered with thousands of insects
invisible to the naked eye. He
thinks these insects are doing the
damage complained of; but of course
cannot say certainly. He is sending
specimens of the scalded leaves to
Clemson, with a view to learning what
the professors there think of the
The annual meetings of the policy
holders of the Farmers' Mutual Fire
Insurance Company of York county,
and of the policy holders of the Farmers'
Mutual Life Insurance company
of York county, were held in the court
house last Tuesday and were largely
attended by representative farmers
from all parts of the county.
Although operating under separate
charters and their business affairs
separate, thesfe companies are kindred
in that they are largely under the
same management, and a majority 01
the policy holders in one are also policy
holders in the other. The fire insurance
company has been in existence
twelve years and the life insurance
company has just passed its second
Mr. John L. Rainey is president of
the fire insurance company and Mr.
D. E. Boney is agent and treasurer.
Mr. W. S. Wilkerson is president of
the life insurance company, Mr. J.
Frank Ashe, vice president, and Mr.
Boney holds the same relative position
in this company as in the fire insurance
Mr. Boney's report as to the condition
of the fire insurance company
showed more than half a million dollars'
insurance in force ($535,000) and
that last year the cost of insurance
was only the insignificant sum of $2.50
on the thousand dollars. The report on
life insurance showed that there
lacked only a few members of the
1,000 allowed in a division and that the
beneficiaries of the last three deceased
members received an even $1,000 in
each case.
The business management of both
companies has been highly creditable
to the substantial men in charge and
of no little credit to York county as
a whole. The proportions to which
the business of both companies has
developed will no doubt be a source
of no little surprise and gratification
to business people in all quarters.
Following are the directors of the
fire insurance company: I. B. Faries,
Bethel; J. F. Ashe, Bethesda; J. P.
Blair, Blairsville; J. K. Allison, Broad
River; D. P. Lesslie, Catawba; W. J.
Miller, Ebenezer; J. L. Klmbrell, Fort
Mill; J. A. C. Love, King's Mountain;
N. A. Simril, York. These are the dl
rectors of the life insurance -company:
I. B. Faries, Bethel; N. A. Simril,
York: W. J. Miller. Ebenezer; W. S.
Lesslie, Lesslie; W. S. Wilkerson, ^
Hickory Grove; J, K. Allison, Hickory
Grove; W. M. Caldwell, King's Creek;
D. E. Boney, Yorkville; J. F. Ashe, McConnellsvllle;
W. D. Lesslie, Clover.
Mr. Ben Johnson has been unwell
for several days.
Mr. Carl Hart of Columbia, Is visiting
In Yorkville.
Mr. J. Harry Spann of Sumter, Is
visiting in Yorkville.
Miss Lila Tu, of Camden, is visiting
Miss Agalice McCaw.
Miss Annlce O'Leary has returned
from a visit to friends in Rock Hill.
Miss Grace Whisonant of Wilklnsville,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. P.
Miss Josie Fewell of Rock Hill, is
the guest of Misses Bessie and Mary
Master Howard Beard is quite ill
and it is feared that he is threatened
with fever.
Mrs. D. A. Matthews and children of
Clover, are the guests of the family of
Mr. J. Q. Wray.
Miss Kate McConnell has returned
to her home in Chester, after a visit
to friends in Ydrkville.
Mr. J. W. Carr has typhoid fever.
He has been removed from his room
over Mr. Roth's store to Mr. A. Rose's
Miss Mayme Patrick of Bethel, returned
home last Saturday, after a
weeks* visit to Misses Annie and Mary
Scott, in the Delphos neighborhood.
Mrs. Paul T. Gordon and daughter,
arrived in Yorkville last night from
Eagle Lake, Texas, to spend some
time with relatives and friends here.
Mr. A. B. Gaines and family of Gaffney
have located in Yorkville, and are
occupying the Dickson house on King's
Mountain street. Mr. Gaines will engage
in insurance.
Uncle Robin Love passed through
Yorkville yesterday on his way from
Hickory Grove to spend a few days
with his son-in-law, Mr. J. W. Love,
three and a half miles east of Yorkville.
In the magistrate's court last Tuesday
a Jury found a verdict for $25
damages against Mr. A. Rose in favor
of Dr. J. B. Bowen, on account of
the seizure of a quantity of Pabst
malt from the latter by the former
on July 18 last, and directed the return
of the goods seized, or the value
thereof, to wit, $8.25.
This case grew out of the raid of
Constables J. F. Drake and A. Rose
on Dr. Bowen's drug store the facts
as to which were published at the
time. Constable Drake went into the
store and induced a fourteen year old
clerk to sell him two glasses of malt
one for himself and the other for a
companion, as a beverage. Having
drunk the malt the constable went out
and returning with Mr. Rose, seized
and carried away fill the malt in stock,
shipping the same to Columbia.
Dr. Bowen retained counsel, Messrs.
F. P. McCain and John R. Hart, and
brought an action for claim and delivery
for the recovery of the property
seized and for damages. Constable
Drake having left town In the meantime,
Constable Rose only was served,
the complaint being as follows:
That you, Alonzo Rose and J. F.
Drake, are In unlawful possession of
certain goods and chattels, the personal
property of the plaintiff, to wit:
33 bottles of Pabst malt extract of
the value of $8.25, and the said plaintiff
is entitled to the possession thereof,
by reason of having a perfect title
therein: that the plaintiff has made a
demand upon the defendants for the
possession of the said personal property;
but the same has been refused.
That by reason of the unlawful, oppressive
and malicious act of the defendants
in seizing and taking into
their possession the said personal
property from the store of the plaintiff
in Yorkvllle, said county In state
on the night of the 18th day of July,
1904, this plaintiff has been damaged
in his business and reputation in the
sum of ninety dollars. Wherefore, the
plaintiff demands judgment against
the defendants for the sum of ninety
dollars damages, and for the possession
of the said personal property, or
the value thereof, $8.25, in case possession
cannot be had, together with
the costs and disbursements of this
Mr. Rose retained W. B. McCaw,
Esq., as his representative, and filed
an answer as follows:
First. That he denies each and
every allegation of the complaint
Second. He specifically denies that
in taking possession of the 33 bottles
of Pabst malt described in the complaint
of the plaintiff, not as an Individual,
but as a state constable, acting
under the order of the chief state
constable of the state of South Carolina,
and of his division Chief J. R.
Fant, his act was unlawful, oppressive
or malicious; but on the contrary his
said action was in the strict line of
his duty as a state constable sworn
and bonded to enforce the dispensary
law of the state of South Carolina,
which plaintiff after being warned
and admonished, had violated by
selling Pabst malt as a beverage.
Wherefore this defendant prays that
the complaint of the plaintiff be dismissed
with costs.
The case came up for trial on the
issues outlined in these pleadings, before
a jury composed as follows: M.
L. Thomasson, foreman; J. L. Wil
llams, Wm. Dickson, J. M. Brian,
John F. Youngblood.
Mr. McCaw moved to dismiss the
proceedings on three grounds as follows:
1. That claim and delivery, a
strictly statutory proceeding is necessarily
based on a proper summons,
affidavit and undertaking, the undertaking
to be signed by one or more
sureties. The undertaking in this case
being signed by the plaintiff alone,
was fatally defective. 2. The pleadings
do not state an action for damages
because no actual damages as
such, are alleged in the complaint. 3.
Where there is no allegation of actual
damages, there can be no recovery of
vindicative or exemplary damages.
Messrs. McCain and Hart argued
that inasmuch as the plaintiff was

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