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? Washington, May 11: A novelty In the way of contributions to the conscience fund was reported today at the treasury. The amount of the contribution Is one hundred and thirty dollars in bills, and comes from Jersey City. The contributor wanted to restore to the treasury the amount he had taken from It, but after his own experience he evidently was not disposed to trust other people. He cut the bills In half and sent the left hand ends through the Jersey City postoffice. With them he sent a letter saying that he would send the other half of the cut bills through the New York postofflce. In this way he counted on circumventing any government employe who might be disposed to loot the envelope. The treasury deportment, he pointed out, would be compelled to destroy and reissue the mutilated bills. ? The weather bureau crop bulletin issued from Washington last Tuesday, Bays me conaiuon ui me tivj; m mc sou'nern states Is reported promising, bin suffering for cultivation over a 'arge part of the South Atlantic, East Qulf States and Texas. Much cotton remains to be planted In Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, portions of Louisiana and Northern and Central Texas, and planting Is unfinished in the Carolinas, Northern Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma. In Central and Northern Texas a large area requires replanting and that up Is not In very promising condition and Is in need of cultivation. In Southern Texas the crop Is In better condition although damaged by rain. Good stands are reported from the central and eastern districts of the cotton belt, where the crop Is making favorable progress, although needing cultivation in Georgia. ? Macon, Ga.. May 11: Pandemonium reigned at the first performance of the shows here for the Beavers' carnival this week. A Hon escaped from a cage while a crowd of spectators were listening to the manager's Invitation to enter and take a look at the animal. The door was open and while the manager stood with his back to the lion he walked out, as if to make mlnu:e examination of the crowd of curious visitors. This was a signal for escape. No time was lost, and those nearest the ropes and the tent lines made a dash. Others followed, and as the seemingly excited animal walked out among them they piled over each other in an effort to get out of reach. The manager secured quick assistance and proceeded to use fire brands on the lion. Several show men surrounded him with torches and drove him back into the cage. The animal was not Injured nor was any person. ? Annapolis, Md., May 11: Luther Welsh, a candidate for the naval academy from Kansas City, Mo., arrived here on Saturday for the purpose of entering one of the schools which prepare for the entrance examinations. Young Welsh raised himself two Inches in height by the use of a stretching apparatus, which he brought with him to Annapolis. The minimum height for entrance to the academy is 6 feet 2 Inches, and as young Welsh was Just five feet he had to pull himself out a little. His apparatus consists of a set of head, shoulder and feet straps fixed on a shaft so that they can be operated by means of a screw worked by himself. He spends a part of. his time In this apparatus each day, and although he has now pulled himself to the right height he brought his machine along for fear he would settle down again. Young Welsh brought a letter with him from an uncle to Governor Warfleld of Maryland. He presented his letter on Saturday and last evening dined with the chief executive of Maryland. ? Says a New York dispatch of Tuesday: Refusing to reveal their identity or accept any reward, an aged couple yesterday returned to Mrs. Mary SlavIn of No. 67 South Sixth street, Williamsburg, the $8,760 in bills which she had lost on the street last Friday. The woman was transferring her fortune, derived from the sale of an inherited house from one bank to another, when she lost the money, which she carried In an envelope in her bosom. After searching the streets for hours, she was taken home by the police In a half crazed condition. The old couple called at the Slavin home yesterday and asked to see Mrs. Slavin. They weir uiuugiu iiiiu nir urui win WIICIC the woman lay. Asked to describe the denomination of the bills she had lost, Mrs. Slavln did so in a feeble voice. As the gray-haired woman handed out the envelope containing the money Mrs. Slavln immediately sat up in bed and declared that she was well. Refusing an offer of a $250 reward or to give their names, the old couple left, saying that they had found the money, were poor but honest and would not accept any pay for being honest. ? The Omaha Bee quotes the president as making the emphatic statement that he will not be a candidate for re-election, according to an Omaha dispatch of Wednesday. The Bee quotes: "You are authorized to state that I will not again be a candidate for the office of president of the United States. There are no strings on this statement. I mean it. I made my speech at Denver for the purpose of convincing the people of my earnestness in regard to the matter of railroad legislation. I will not be satisfied with any compromise that does not bring relief to the people from conditions that now exist in regard to transportation affairs in the country. No compromise bill from congress will be accepted." Published statements to the effect that the president would be forced to accept renomlnatlon by the people who would be aroused to that pitch by failure of congress to enact remedial legislation, were shown him. He expressed himself most emphatically that he was not to be swayed from his determination by any advances that might be made him, no matter in what direction they came. ? Says a Toklo dispatch of May 9: The feeling of resentment against France for the assistance given to the Russian second Pacific squadron continues to run high and is finding expression in a variety of ways. The nearness of the Russian squadron and the nature of the preparations which Admiral Rojestvensky Is known to have made In French waters seems to have suddenly convinced many people that It would have been impossible for Rojestvensky to come to the far East without outside assistance, which has given a sinister tone to the popular resentment. In the crisis many eyes are turned towards Great Britain for assistance. It Is argued that France rescued Rojestvensky from absolute failure to reach the China sea, and that the final aid riven to the Russians in Indo-Chin& amounts to an act of belligerency, and there are many demands that Japan fnvoke the alliance with Great Britain. The Japanese government has not taken the people of this country into its confidence. Since the Kamranh bay incident nothing has been officially made known, except that the government was making vigorous representations at Paris while proceeding carefully and cautiously, not desiring to resort to extreme measures while a hope of an adjustment exists. 5Jhc ^orkviUr inquirer. YORXVILLE, S. C.i FRIDAY, MAY 12,1905. Tite Columbia Record seems to think that South Carolina newspapers cannot airora to criticise oiner ?i?ico for abuse of the pension law when we have so much of the evil here at home. As the Record says, the state board has found hundreds' of names on the list which ought not to be there. This Is not meant as an attack on the old soldiers, because they are entitled to all the state can feel justified In paying, yet In almost every county men who never shouldered a musket and who never heard the sound of a battle are living on the money which should go to those who fought for the south. All of us can doubtless point to tome particular case of grafting. "If the newspapers," says the Record, "by publishing the county lists are Instrumental In having the names of those not entitled to pensions stricken off they will In some measure perform a duty to the public and to the Confederate soldiers." The pension grab In the north Is notorious and it Is getting notorious In the south.?Greenville News. There Is something In the remarks of both our contemporaries. We have known of cases In which we believed that the generosity of the state was being outrageously abused; but we have no hesitation in confessing reluctance to undertake to stir up a matter like this. On the contrary we have been content to publish the lists for the benefit and information of those who are really entitled to pensions, and also in order that people who know may have the opportunity of questioning the right of others who may be Improperly on the rolls. The dream of a navigable Catawba river is a pleasant one under almost any circumstances, but In view of the undoubted practicability of the Idea It Is even more so. Long years ago South Carolina was the most progressive state in the Union, and even at the present time she lacks more than some people suppose 01' having outgrown that habit. At any rate, in the beginning of the last century, far seeing South Carolinians realized the line of future development, and the state spent something like one million dollars In trying to Improve the navigability of both the Broad and the Catawba. The work done then Is still In evidence at Lockhart shoals and at Catawba falls as well as at other points along both rivers. Along L.1 the '20's It became apparent that railroad development, which was then only In its Infancy, would some day accomplish very nearly the same end that was sought from river navigation and the work of lock construction was abandoned temporarily. But It is clear that the end of the Idea Is not vol r?evelooment of water powers for electrical purposes calls for the construction of dams. The construction of dams makes lock construction more simple. The Increased use of electrical power generated at the dams means greater Industrial activity and consequently more and larger towns. More and larger towns call for better and more economical transportation facilities, and these may be had when the time comes merely by the construction of the necessary locks around the dams constructed originally for the purposes of power. The time is coming when the upper valleys of the Catawba and Broad will team with busy populations, making articles of commerce of every description, and it requires no especially severe strain on the imagination to picture the time when goods may be loaded at York county "ports" for South America and China, at leart by way of Charleston. So close in sight are these developments. in fact, that they are worthy of serious present consideration. ROCK HILL AND VICINITY. Memorial Day E?ercises at Laurelwood and Eb?nezer?Recollections of a Veteran?Rattlesnakes Loose? Story of an Unfortunate Mercantile Venture?Condition of Mr. Hull. CorrMpondence of the Yorkville Enauirer. Rock Hill.. May 12.?Memorial day was quite generally observed in Rock Hill on Wednesday. The banks were closed all day. The stores of the city were closed at 2 o'clock, except the drug stores which closed at 5 o'clock, In order that all might attend the services. The exercises were held at Fried helm's hall, and the hour was changed from 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock in order to not conflict with the exercises at Ebenezer. Every 3eat in the hall was taken up and a hundred or more people were com pell ?d to stand through the exercises. It was probably the largest assembly of citizens that has [ever gathered in this city to do honor to the heroes who sacrificed their lives In the defense of their homes and country. The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. W. E. Thayer, and after a song by the school children, W. M. Dunlap, Esq.. the presiding officer of the day. arose and made a fe.v introductory remarks after which he (ntfA/in/to/l S TT MrFndflpn Rsn.. if CheHer. Mr. McFadden delivered quite an interesting and rpproprlate address. He spoke in his usual easy and fluent style and at frequent Intervals his speech elicited hearty applause from the large audience. ' At the conclusion of Mr. McFadden's address, a beautiful solo was sung by Miss Cole In a most charming manner. This was followed by a very Impressive recitation by Miss Je.inlo Gwiun. A quartette, "The Old Tenting Ground." was sung by Col. Smyth, E. E. Poag, J. N. Russel and Wllsi.n Moore. Capt. A. E. Smith called ;he roll of the Confederate dead burled In Laurelwood cemetery, and after a second song, "Maryland, My Maryland," by the school children, the exercises at the Kill were ended and the parade formed to march o the cemetery. Before the processk i reached the cemetery a terrific r In and wind ? torm came up and the remainder of the exercises, including the decoration of the graves, had to be abandoned. The flowers were saved, however, until the next day and were then carried by loving hands and placed upon the graves of the brav? heroes who have fought their lost battle and answered their last roll call. It is a noticeable and a sad fact that as these memorial exercises are held from year to year, the number of gray headed and battle scarred veterans In attendance grows smaller and smaller. Rapidly they are passing away until soon not one of them will be seen among the great throngs that gather to pay homage to these heroes of the Southern Confederacy. The exercises at Ebenezer were also largely attended. The programme announced In my letter of the 2nd Instant to The Enquirer, was carried out, and the services were pronounced the most Impressive and appropriate ever held at this historic old church. The senior address by Col. W. W. Lumpkin of Columbia, w as an able and masterly effort, while the junior orator of the day, Prof. J. Knox Roach, did honor to himself in his address on, "The Right of the South to Secede." After the singing of patriotic songs, the delivery of crosses of honor, etc., the closing prayer was offered by Rev. W. B. Duncan after which the procession marched to the cemetery and decorated the graves. Mr. Wm. C. Wherry recalls that on the 12th day of May, 1866. forty years ago today, he returned home from the Civil war. Mr. Wherry belonged to Johnston's army and participated in the three days fight of Bentonsville, near Fayettevllle, N. C., after Lee had surrendered. Mr. Wherry prepared and planted a crop after arriving at home on the 12th of May and made a very good yield of both corn and cotton. On the morning of the laft day that the American Carnival Co., exhibited here, by an act of carelessness or some oversight, some seven or eight rattlesnakes were allowed to esoaj>e from the cage In which they, were kept and find hiding places under nearby buildings. Although diligent search was made by the show people, none of the snakes were recovered. The fact that a number of rattlesnakes were turned loose In the city has caused no little stir and excitement among our people. While moving some boxes and old rubbish In the rear of the Standard Drug Co'8. store Wednesday afternoon. a negro workman uncovered and succeeded In killing one of these monster reptiles. It measured four 'it and eight inches in length aid had six raitles, Indicating that the snake was six years old. It is claimed that the fangs of these poisonous reptiles grow again after being extracted and It Is necessary to extract them about every six months. Various remedies have been suggested to prevent this nest of rattlers from multiplying and getting scattered over the city; really the matter appears to be a serious proposition and one for which no satisfactory remedy has yet been offered. Two ambitiously Inclined youngsters of the city Invested a little surplus capital recently In a lunch counter and restaurant establishment on Depot street in the "blind tiger" settlement. They could not resist the temptation, it seems, to put in a small stock of booze as a side line to bring In a little extra change when other business was dull, and right there they made a mistake that caused the firm to hit the wall and close their doors before they were a week old In business. They took Into their confidence a certain other young fellow, whom they considered a shrewd chap and a good fellow to have around such places. But low and behold he turned traitor, and at the first opportunity, seized the firm's entire stock of liquor, twenty-two pints, and donated It to his own personal use. He was accused of the theft by the two young proprietors of the house, who went after him In rather rough style, but no amount of bluffing would Induce the "shrewd" chap to cough up the liquor, although he did not deny taking It. He had the other fellows In a corner and knew they were afraid to holler. A hurried consultation was held and fearing to give the matter any further publicity by taking it to court, and realizing that with this third party on to the ropes they would not be able to do any more business. It was decided to sell out, divide the proceeds. close their doors and hunt a new Job. Mr. J. H. McFadden, secretary of Rock Hill lodge No. 168 F. U. of A., re?i.. ?a ~ tnr *1 (19K crivru a wiiccn ??tuiicoua/ T.,vv, the amount of the policy of "Frater" J. B. Clyburn. who died several weeks a,go. The check was sent out from the supreme lodge at Denver, Col., and was made payable to Mrs. Clyburn. the beneficiary named In the policy. The secretary turned the check over to Mrs. Clyburn on Thursday. Mayor J. J. Hull returned from Baltimore Thursday morning. He Is still very ill and does not seem to have derived as much benefit from treatment at the hospital as his friends had hoped for. There are many anxious Inquiries concerning him and It Is hoped that his condition may soon be Improved. Messrs U. C. Partlow, M. Q. Bryant, J. E. Parker and Geo. Witherspoon, expect to leave Monday for Beaufort to attend the Grand Lodge K. of P. as delegates from Oakland lodge No. 4R. FIRST A. R. PRESBYTERY. Reported for The Enquirer: The First Presbytery met In the cltv of Columbia, on May 9th, at 11 o'clock, and was opened with a sermon by Rev. A. T. Lindsay of Llnwood college from the text: "Am I My Broth ers KeeperAiier ine can ui me roll, the moderator-elect. Rev. J. W. Simpson of Concord, N. C., took the chair. Unfinished business was taken up and disposed of, after which papers were called for. and after the appointI ment of committees papers were referred. There was no business out of the usual order before the body. A call from the congregation of Pottsville, Ark., was presented for the services of Rev. S. J. Patterson of Steele Creek, N. C.. and was accepted. The presbytery Instructed him to declare the pulpit vacant. Mr. Patterson resigned the office of treasurer of the delegate's fund of the presbytery and Rev. W. C. Ewart of Yorkville, was elected to take charge of that office. Rev. Leon T. Pressly demltted his charge at Edgmoor, and presbytery ordered the first supply to declare the pulpit vacant. All the financial reports were up to, and maybe above the ordinary standard. The season of prayer was observed during the sessions that more men might be Inclined to enter the ministry of the church. The Electric Railway Co., of the city and the congregation gave the presbytery a delightful ride over the city In one of the company's largest and nicest cars. Shiloh, Lancaster county, was selected as the next plac? of meeting, and Rev. T. B. Stewart as moderator. This was the first meeting of the presbytery In the Centennial church and was greatly enjoyed both by the presbytery and congregation. The meeting adjourned on Wednesday 10th. at 1 p. m., to meet at Shiloh on Tuesday after the last Sabbath of October. ? Anderson special of Wednesday to the News and Courier: Tillman Wetherall killed himself In the county jail at noon today with a pistol, after holding the officers and other prisoners at bay for eighteen hours. Last night when Deputy Sheriff Scott opened the outer doorway to the steel cages li> order to pass the prisoners a bucaet of water, Wetherall ran to the door, drew a pistol and ordered Scott to get out of the way. The deputy jumped back quickly and barricaded the door with one hand and drew his pistol with the other. Wetherall ran Into a cell and refused to give up his pistol. Sheriff Green and several city policemen were sent for, and while trying to Induce him to give up his pistol. Wetherall took a shot at one of the officers, but missed his aim. The officers then drew off for the night, and he spent the night pacing his cell and daring any one to approach him. This morning Sheriff Green tried to get him to give up his pistol, but he positively refused, but asked the sheriff to give him until 1 o'clock in the afternoon, which the sheriff agreed to do, and at -noon he went into a cell and lay down on a cot and deliberately drew his pistol and put a bullet into his heart, causing his death in a few minutes. A coroner's inquest was held this afternoon. Wetherall had been on a chaingang several times and in the penitentiary. He was in Jail for violation f contract. LOCAL, AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. W. H. Herndon?Offers several desirable building lots for sale. R. L. Scoggtns and Others?Give notice of special election for school district No. 40, to be held Wednesday. May 31. D. B. Johnson, President?Makes announcement of the holding of scholarship and entrance examination to Winthrop college to be held July 7. J. E. Lowry, Mayor?Gives notice of an election to be held May 30th to elect a warden for ward No. 6, and and at the same time to elect three trustees for the graded school. L. R. Williams, Probate Judge?Publishes notice that H. G. Stanton and Dr. Thos. N. Dultn have applied for letters of administration on the estate of D. G. Stanton, deceased, returnable May 26th. R. A. Rouse?Is prepared to furnish Information relative to all kinds of tombstone work turned out at the Epworth Orphanage. J. E. Lowry, Mayor?Gives notice that on June 3 an election will be held on the question of issuing, town bonds In the sum of 37,000 for public purposes. York Drug Store?Tells you its soda fountain and ice cream parlor are now ready to serve you with the most delicious ices ana creams. First National Bank?Wants you to insure the safety of your money by depositing: your money with it. W. O. Rawls?Has a carload of tiling in all sizes. Star Drug 8tore?Gives you timely hints on what to buy and where to buy it. Yorkville Buggy Co.?Advises you to cultivate your crops with Deering cultivators and do more work and do it better than otherwise. J. Edgar Poag, Broker?Makes some timely remarks about buying and selling, and publishes a list of some of his offerings. Foushee Cash Store?Will have a special sale of boys' and men's suspenders and fans next Monday beginning at 9 a. m. Carroll Bros.?Have fresh waterground country meal. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. T. M. Mouzen of Manning, is visiting Miss Alice Hurt. Mr. A. V. Snell of Washington, is visiting the family of Mr. Geo. W. S. Hart. Mrs. J. C. Allen leaves tomorrow morning for Anderson to visit relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Donom Witherspoon of Laurens county, are visiting Mr. Wltherspoon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Witherspoon, near Yorkville. Mr. A. A. Young of Fort Mill, was in Yorkville yesterday on business. Mr. John J. Smith of Clover, came down to Yorkville Wednesday to attend the memorial exercises. He was accompanied by Mrs. Smith. Mr. K. S. Conrad of the Kimball Piano company, who has been In Yorkville for several weeks, left for Chester on Tuesday afternoon, to place some pianos in that town. He sold several handsome instruments in Yorkville, and will probably return to this place in a few days. CIRCUIT COURT. When the case of Sutton vs. the Catawba Power company fell through Monday because of a defective complaint, it looked for a time as if the whole programme of the court had been paralyzed and for some time the special term seemed to be on the verge of collapse; but it was afterward gotten in working shape again and business has since been progressing steadily. The first case taken up as stated Tuesday was that of S. V. Aycock vs. S. D. Patrick. This was a suit involving: the sale of a mortgaged mule. The suit was for the possession of the mule and damages. The Jury found for the plaintiff, allowing him to retain the mule and awarding damages In the sum of $100. J. S. Brlce for plaintiff and John R. Hart for defendant The next case was that of Dempsy M. Steele vs. the Fort Mill Manufacturing company. This was a suit for damages on account of Injuries sustained by the plaintiff In having his hand cut and bruised in the cog wheels of a knitting machine, because of alii ged defective doors In the head box of said machine. The Jury found for the plaintiff In the sum of $209.16. John R. Hart and Thos. F. McDow for plaintiff; Wilson & Wilson for defendant. The next case was that of J. H. Caldwell vs. the Seaboard Air Line railroad. The plaintiff, a former employe of the defendant railroad company, lost his leg In the yards of the company at Monroe, N. C., about a year 'ago. He alleged that the mishap was due to the negligence of the company and claimed damages In the amount of $20,000. Mr. Geo. W. S. Hart for plaintiff; Messrs. J. L. Glenn and W. B. McCaw for defendant. The Jury found for the plaintiff in the sum of $5,000. The court Is now engaged on the case of Robert Williams vs. the Southern Railway. Williams was badly scalded in the round house at Spencer, N. C., it Is alleged because of his failure to receive notice of the proposed moving of an engine near which he was working. He wants damages In the sum of $2,000. Walter M. Dunlap, Esq., represents the plaintiff and Mr. C. P. Sanders the defendant. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? A pleasing feature of the memorial exercises In the Graded school auditorium Wednesday afternoon was the excellent rendition of "Maryland, My Maryland," and "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground." The choir was composed of the following ladles: Mrs. M. L. Carroll, Mrs. H. C. Glenn, Miss Mary Ashe, Miss Julia Allen, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss Mamie Johnson, Mrs. Ernest Heath, Miss Marian Logan. Mrs. W. F. Marshall presided at the piano. ? All of the teachers of the Yorkville Graded school, with the exception of Mr. J. H. Witherspoon, who did not apply, have been re-elected to their old positions. The work of the school during the session coming to a close has been very satisfactory to the trustees and to the patrons generally. Superintendent Allen has accomplished much during his short administration and now has the affairs of the school In such shape as will enable him to get down to his best. ? The membership of the Winnie Davis chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, Is at present constituted as follows: Mesdames W. M. Allison, M. R. Williford, W. G. White. J. J. Hunter, W. S. Nell, W. D. Glenn, Jennie Glenn. B. N. Moore, J. F. Hart, G. W. S. Hart. W. B. Williams. S. M. McNeel, W. B. Wylle, W. H. Fowler. W. H. Herndon, W. G. Neville, S. C. Ashe, W. F. Marshall, J. S. Jones. R. M. Bratton, H. C. Glenn; Misses Mamie Johnson, Lee Williams. Willie Williams, Mary Hunter, Georgia Wither spoon, Annie wunerspoun, i^esHie Witherspoon, Belle Creps, Margaret Hart, Daisy Williams, Maggie Glenn, Dollle Miller, Rosa Lindsay, Bessie Barron. ? At a meeting of the board of governors of the Commercial Club of Yorkville last Tuesday night, Mr. John P. White was elected secretary and treasurer, vice John R. Hart, who had declined to accept because of inability to devote the necessary time to the duties of the position. The following standing committees were announced: Manufactures?W. R. Carroll. T. P. Moore, W. S. Nell. Public Improvements?W. B. Moore. W. I. Witherspoon, O. E. Wilklns. Advertising, Statistics and Information: O. E. Grist, J. F. Wallace. D. E. Flnley. Education?W. W. Lewis, C. E. Spencer, J. C. Allen. Railroads and Express?B. N. Moore, W. D. Grist, J. A. Tate. Telegraph and Telephone?I. H. Norrls, J. R. Hart. W. E. Ferguson. Membership?Dr. J. D. McDowell, W. B. Moore, J. A. Tate. BURNED BY LIGHTNING. j The warehouse of Mr. J. L. McGlll, the well known merchant of Bethany, was burned last Wednesday evening as the result of a flash of lightning, and all told Mr. McGlll Is the loser to the amount of nearly $3,000. The fire occurred between 5 and 6 o'clock. A terrific rain, hall, wind and electrical storm was in progress. There was a tremendous crash, and looking out of the store a few moments later, Mr. J. G. Howell saw where the lightning had shattered a large tree and set Are to the warehouse near by. The flames were bursting from the south side of the building, and it seemed as if their work, of destruction would require but a few minutes. Realizing that it would be impossible to accomplish anything without help, Mr. Howell ran through the rain and hail to the Bethany High school, about a quarter of a mile away, and as soon as he gave the alarm, everybody about the place hurried to the rescue and did all that was possible to save the doomed property. In the warehouse there was about 100 bales of cotton, and considerable quantities of flour, sugar, corn, hardware and other merchandise. Some thirty or more bales of cotton were saved intact, and about sixty bales were gotten out in a more or less damaged condition, while at least twelve or fifteen bales were entirely consumed. Much of the merchandise was also saved. The home of Mr. Lawson Howell, which is located within a short distance of where the warehouse stood, had a narrow escape from destruction from the nymg turts or Durmng cotton; but was aaved through the vigilance and peralstence of the High school boya. ' Mr. D. C. Clark, carrier on Yorkvllle R. F. D. No. 1, from whom mo8t of the foregoing facta were obtained, deacribed. the altuatlon aa he parsed Bethany yesterday afternoon, aa a moat gloomy one. Some sixty bales of charred cotton were scattered over about an acre of ground, and here and there lay a half burned bale In a puddle of water. Some of the bales were only slightly charred and others were more than half consumed. Fire was still breaking out at Intervals and men and boys were standing guard to see that It did not again get beyond control. Mr. McOIll, the owner of the destroyed property was absent from home at the time of the Are, attending the First Associate Reformed Presbytery in Columbia. He did not get back until yesterday morning, and on taking an inventory of the situation he calculated his net loss at about $3,000, less 3450 of Insurance. NOTE AND COMMENT. A correspondent states that it requires 140 quarts of strawberries to go round at a meal at Winthrop and that the. young ladles are supplied from the college patches at least once every other day. Considering the scarcity of labor and the continuance of the rains, most of the farmers of this section are of opinion that notwithstanding a heavy reduction in the acreage, they still have about as much cotton as they will be able to handle. The date of the approaching examination of applicants for certificates to teach in the public schools was published in Tri Enqhirbr aa "Tuesday. May 19." It seems that the Tuesday has been Inadvertently substituted for Friday, which is the correct day, May 19. Mr. W. T. McKnight of Yorkvllle. R, F. D. No. 1, told the reporter a few days ago that he cut down his cotton | acreage 25 per cent as compared with last year; the rains came along before he got all of his crop in; the grass got to booming in the meantime, and twelve acres of the land that was Intended for cotton will be planted In corn. Petitions wars in circulation to the east and west of Clover this week asking for the restoration of the dally freight schedule on the C. A N.-W. The petitions were extensively signed, especially because of the desire of the people to get a better mall schedule; but since the railroad people have anticipated the deBire of the people In matter, It Is probable that the petitions will not be presented. Mr. T. E. Harper of Balloon, was In Yorkvllle last Wednesday, and left at The Enquirer office an egg of an Indian game hen that weighs exactly four ounces. He also reported the remarkable record of an Industrious hen In his possession. Between August and December of last year this hen laid 80 eggs, and then took a vacation until sometime In March, when she commenced again. Since then up to last Tuesday she has laid 62 more eggs. This hen, said Mr. Harper, is of [ common stock, laying no especial j claims to flne blood. The bulk of the pension money received last Tuesday morning, has already been paid out. Clerk of the .Court Tate had Issued about eighty individual checks up to yesterday at noon and since then he has Issued quite a lot more. Considerable sums were sent to Hickory Grove, Rock Hill and Fort Mill to be paid out from those places. It Is not expected that a great deal of the money will be left by tomorrow afternoon, although it is not unusual for some of the beneficiaries of the pension appropriation to leave their money In the hands of the clerk Indefinitely. Speaking yesterday of the cotton fire at Mr. J. L. McGlU's last Wednesday evening, Mr. D. M. Hall gave some points that ought to be of value In such emergencies. "It Is very difficult to put out a cotton fire with cold water," he said; "but If you use hot water you will find very little trouble. Because of the oil In the fibre, I think It must be, cotton will not absorb cold water; but hot water goes right Into It. It overcomes the oil. I learned that while ginning. In the case of a fire one day the cold water ran out and we got hot water from the boiler. We could see the difference at once." I nere was an unusuaiiy nenvy nuu to the north and northwest of Yorkvllle Wednesday evening. It extended to the North Carolina line. There were two or three different clouds, and a heavy downpour from each one. Mr. J. L. Stacy, who lives near Clover, reports that a tub, which was empty when the rain commenced, had two inches of water in it when the sun came out ten or fifteen minutes later. Allison creek reached the ordinary high water mark within a few hours. All the creeks to the northwest of Yorkvllle filled rapidly, and much damage was done to terraces in the Bethany and Beersheba neighborhoods. MEMORIAL DAY. Memorial day was celebrated in Yorkvllle last Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the Winnie Davis Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy with an appropriate programme, including prayer, music, an address, the presentation of crosses of honor to surviving Confederates, reading of the roll of those burled in the Yorkville cemeteries and the decoration of their graves. The exercises of the occasion were held in the auditorium of the Yorkville Graded school and at the cemeteries, commencing at the first named place at about 3.30 o'clock. There were present about 400 people, including about fifty veterans, members of the U. D. C., school children and citizens of Yorkville and the surrounding country generally. Mayor J. E. Lowry called the meeting to order and presided over the exercises. After prayer by Rev. Dr. S. A. Weber, a choir of eight ladies sang "My Maryland," and Rev. Dr. J. L. Stokes delivered quite an able and interesting address on the character of the Confederate soldier and the' Imperishable principles for which he fought. The doctor paid a high tribute to all the leaders of the Confederacy, both civil and military, specifying some of the noble qualities in which each vc lied, and described the Confederate soldier as the highest type of a warrior that ever took the field against any foe In any age. He maintained that the issue at stake was even more than state rights, it was individual rights, and the cause for which the south fought is as holy and as just today as It was then. It is a mistake he said, to suppose that Providence was on the side of the heaviest battalions, or that because we were over?o\vf red we were wrong. We were defeated and we have accepted the result in good faith; but we have never conceded that we were wrong and never will. We merely acquiesce In the admission that war established the inexpediency of the practical realization of our contention and that Is all. Dr. Stokes mentioned the names of various brave Confederate leaders of this Immediate section, including Jenkins, Coward, Hart and others, and reviewed the history of the Jas- i per Light Infantry, telling of itssplen did fighting record, how from first to last It had more than 200 brave men on Its rolls, and how of these only about twenty-six were alive to witness the surrender and stated that of these only about ten are still among the. survivors. He referred to the services of Capt. John D. McConnell, Captain W. B. Smith and others of this heroic band, and expressed the hope that the memory of the brave deeds performed by the original company would be sufficient to keep the present organization alive foreveh The doctor spoke about thirty minutes and he was listened to with absorbing interest to the end of his remarks, which were liberally applauded. After the conclusion of Dr. Stokes' remarks the choir sang "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," and when the applause, which was quite enthusiastic, subsided, E. E. Thornwell, Esq., read the list of Confederate veterans who had duly qualified themselves to receive crosses of honor In accordance with U. D. C. rules. Most of the veterans, all but a few In fact, were present, and as their names were read, went forward, two or three at a time to the stage, where crosses were pinned on their coats by members of the U. D. C. The list as read, was as follows: A. F. Ashe, W. F. Armstrong, W. N. Abernathy. J, A. Adams, J. D. Brandon, Geo. C. Brandon, C. B. Barnett, J. C. Beamguard, W. R. Conrad. A. B. Crosby, E. L. Clinton, T. W. Clawson, J. F. Carson, J. A. Campbell, Sherrod Chllders, J. Ed Chambers, J. P. Duncan, E. L. Davidson, John R. Farles, W. G. Flnley, O, J. Gwin, N, D. Glenn, T. M. Gwlnn, T. A. Gwln, W. O. Glover. W. P. Hobbs, T. E. Harper, J. C. Harper, J. A. Hogue, W. T. Fartness, W. T, Jackson, John C. Jackson, L. D. Lindsay, W. C. Latimer, Louis Lanier, C. C. Lanier, M. W. Mendenhall. E. F. Meek, John S. M'ek D. G. McCarter. M F 8. McMcCullough, Robert N. McElwee, J. T. McMackin, A. J. McCarter, J. L. Parish, C. M. Parrott, J. L. Ralney, D. S. Russell, W. Hi Farrar, Joseph A. Smith, L. L. Smith, John L. Starr, John M. Thomasson, J. T. Thompson, D. E. Thomas, Daniel Wallace, R. W. Whltesldrs B. F. White, J. J. Wilson, W. C. Whiteside*. R. M. Wilson, Joseph M. Whitesides, J. R. Warren, R. L. Wood. W. O. Youngblood. After the presentation of the crosses, Mr. J. C. Allen read the report of the Ladles' Auxiliary 8oclety of the Yorkvllle Cemetery association, and Mr. Thorrwell reaid the list of the soldier dead. The exercises at the Graded school over, the audience was dismissed from the auditorium, and forming out- | side, marched to the cemeterirs, where the graves of all the soldiers were duly remembered, a beautiful wreath and other flowers being placed on each. ? LOCAL LACONICS. We Will Send The Enquirer From now until January 1, 1906, for $1.28. Ths A. P. Campbell Rssidsncs. Mr. W. E. Adams has purchased the Dr. A. P. Campbell residence at Clover, from Mr. R. L, Campbell, who purchased it at the recent executor's sale. Industrial ParliamsnL Governor Heyward has appointed thirty delegates to the Southern Industrial Parliament, which meets In Washington during the latter part of May or the first of June, and Included among them are Messrs. W. R. Carroll of Yorkvllle, Leroy Springs of Lan- J caster, R. B. Caldwell of Chester, [ John Wood of Rock Hill. Mist Ingold to Marry. ..] Rock Hill Record: It will be a surprise to her many friends and admirers in this place .to learn that Dr. Mattie Ingold, who will return to Ko- I rea in July, will be married soon after her arrival there to Mr. Lewis Tate, missionary from Missouri. Dr. Ingold is sent out and supported in her missionary work by the First Presbyterian church of Rock Hill. She spent several weeks here this spring at the home of Dr. Crawford. Ths Eldridgs-Dunovant Feud. The Eidridge-Dunovant^ feud of Eagle Pass, "Tex., has claimed another victim. An Associated Press dispatch of Tuesday says that on that day, W. T. Eidridge of San Antonio, killed Edward Calhoun. The killing took place on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass train near Wallls, Tex. Three years ago, on this train Eidridge killed Captain William Dunovant. He stood trial for the murder and was acquitted. He and his friends claimed that various attempts were made against his life on account of the killing, and he advertised himself as being in mortal fear of assassination at the hands of Dunovant's relatives, particularly of a sister, who is reported to have sworn vengeance. Calhoun, who was killed Tuesday was a brother-in-law of the late Captain Dunovant. Captain Dunovant went to Texas from Chester county shortly | after* the war, and leaves many relatives in this section. Confederate Dead In Laurelwood. The Rock Hill Herald publishes the following as the list of Confederate veterans burled in Laurelwood cemetery. Rock Hill: S. G. Keesler, C. Rutland, J. Clendenlng, W. M. Holloman. C. E. Cobb, J. M. Ivy, Willie Deas, D. C. Williams, S. Kersey, S. M. Fewell, W. L. Robertson, R. W. Workman. Daniel Williams, W. L. Roach, F. A. Sitgraves, J. S. White, Chaplain Kerr, J. C. Witherspoon, Robt. Morrison, R. H. McCosh, J. A. Walker, T. Wood, J. F. Workman, D. A. Button, I. A. Oates, J. L. Moore, J. W. Rawllnson, John Ratterree, J. T. Harrison, D. R. S. Blake, R. M. Kerr*, Louis Fouzts, J. W. Fewell, W. F. Downum, M. L. Owens, W. R. Henry, J. V. McFadden, W. S. Creighton, J. F. O'Neal. J. C. Hoke, B. P. Alston. R. J. Hagins, H. H. Hart, Jacob McGraw, T. L. Johnson, John Jowers, David Gordon, J. A. Sturgis, R. 8. May, R. D. Sturgis, R. H. Workman, J. O. Giles, J. H. Caton. J. P. Creighton. W. E. Black, J. N. Steele, Capt. Bess, J. J. Roach, J. H. Ayers, M. Johnson, T. Arledge, John Dye, Vincent, Capt. Hert, Geo. Reid, J. M. Strickland, E. R. Mills. J. C. Poag, Wm. Anderson, J. C. Lee, A. H. White, Martin, J. Louis McElwee, Sam Rogers, J. R. Neisler. David Black. W. J. Irby, E. B. Mobley, Isom Rockholt, W. A. Steele, J. A. Lewis. W. O. Bailes Under Bond. W. O. Bailes and Mrs. James Hoilobaugh have been put under bond to answer to the charge of bigamy at the next term of the court of general ses slons. The warrant In tne case was pursuant to the recent presentment of the grand Jury. Bailes wrote to Clerk Tate some time ago to the effect that he would come over whenever he should be wanted. Clerk Tate wrote for him some days ago. but as the return did not come promptly. Mr. Tate Instructed Sheriff Brown to serve the warrant. Mr. S. C. Smith, acting as deputy, started for PlnevlUe yesterday with a warrant; but met Mr. Bailes and Mrs. Hollobaugh at Tlrzah, coming this way. The warrant was duly served. Mr. Bailes explained that he left Ptnevllle Immediately upon the receipt of Clerk Tate's letter, and the postmark on the letter showed that It had been delayed. Mr. Bailes retained M. B. Jennings, Esq., as counsel and gave bond for the appearance of himself and Mrs. Hollobaugh. The case Is like this: Mrs. Hollobaugh, nee Miss Sallie Bailes, left her husband sometime ago. or her husband left her and she. has since been living with W. O. Bailes as his wife. It Is stated that they have been married by a notary: but this may or may not be a matter of dispute and It Is not yet clear whether the prosecution will seek to prove bigamy or adultery. VALLEY-BYERS. Corre?pondenc? of th? Vorkrllle Enquirer. Sharon, May 12.?The marriage of Miss Iola Byers to Mr. James B. Valley, which took place at the home of the bride at Sharon, Tuesday afternoon at seven o'clock, was an event of much Interest to the friends of the contracting parties and people of this section generally. The home was elaborately decorated with mountain laurel, ferns and roses on a color scheme of pink, green and white. The guests were received In the hall and ushered Into the parlor by Misses Llbbie Byers of Yorkvll'e, Alice Adams of Rock Hill, and Mrs. J. H. Saye. At the ap- < pointed hour the bridal party, heralded by the strains of the "Bridal Chorus' from Lohengrin, played by Miss Isabelle Davis of Lancaster, on the violin, accompanied on the piano by Miss Hattie Robertson of Kershaw, entered In the following order: First, the little (lower girl. Miss Josie Saye Byers, and the rlngbrarer, Miss Ella Lee Byers, then the maid-of-honor, Miss Maggie Byers with the groom's best man, Mr. Frank Oudenwrath of Tennessee, and lastly the bride leaning on the arm of the groom. They were met under the marriage bell by the officiating minister. Rev. Chalmers Fraser of 1 Lancaster, who performed the ring marriage ceremony in a few impressive words. Throughout the ceremony tha musicians played StameFs "Meditation." After the congratulations of their friends the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where a bounteous supper was served. At the cutting of the bride's cake, Mr. Josenh Sims secured the dime, Miss Bessie Mason of Torkvllle; the thimble, and Miss Isabelle Davis the ring. Mrs. Valley is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Byers. and Is a young woman of much personal charm, and Is very popular wherever she is known. Mr. Valley Is connected with the Inter-State Land and Lumber company I - ?- ? ? _ ?kl. or Bl. oouiB, miu snce uuiuing w mm state has made a number of friends who congratulate him In his good fortune. Among the guests from a distance at the wedding were: Hon. and Mrs. D. E. Flnley, Misses Daisy Olst and Bessie Mason and Mr. J. H. Carroll of Yorkvllle: Mrs. T. A. Crawford Mlrs Carrie Adams, Messrs. Joe Gaston and George Jenkins of Rock Hill; Mr. and Mrs. John Valley of Bordeaux; Mr. J. K. Valley of Michigan; Mr. Frank Oudenwrath of Tennessee: Dr. and Mrs. Chess C. Leech of Hickory Grove; Mrs. Tom Whiteslden of Ftlacksburg; Misses Isabelle Davis of La-ncaster and Hattie Robertson of Kershaw; Misses Sallle and Julia Adams of Charlotte and Mr. L. N. McDaniel of Forest City, N. C. MERE-MENTION. Twenty-four persons were killed and thirty-five Injured in a tornado which destroyed a large section of the town of Marquette. K&n., Tuesday Washington Duke, president of the American Tobacco company, and pioneer manufacturer of tobacco in America, died at his home in Durham, N. C., Monday, aged 84 years An aged couple living on their farm and keeping a store about five miles from Watklnsville, Ga. were murdered on the porch of their home, and the house and store looted by robbers. Tuesday right.... Seven hundred and forty-six Immigrants from Palermo, Italy, landed at New Orleans Wednesday. They will be employed an laborers on plantations of the southern states The Southern Baptist convention Is In annual session In Kansas City, Mo. 80UTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Mrs. J. Q. Donaldson of Greer ville. died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. D. S. Jackson in Birmingham, Ala, last Tuesday morning. ? Columbia State, Wednesday: The legislative committee to examine the books of the state officers met yesterday and will be in session several days. The members are: Senator Butler of Cherokee, Senator Douglass of Union; Representatives J. G. Richards of Kershaw, J. E. Beamguard of York and G. L. Toole of Aiken. ? Cheraw special of May 10 to the Charlotte Observer: The government steamer Great Peedee, in charge of CSapt. J. C. Tamplet, is now here. CapL George Howell of the United States Engineer corps, will arrive tomorrow and will make the trip to Georgetown on the Great Peedee. Captain Tamplet Informs me that he experienced no difficulty in coming up the river and that his boat is of much heavier draft than is necessary for such boats as will handle the river traffic. This means much for Cheraw and surrounding country. Arrangements are being made with boat owners to make semi-weekly trips and by the fall all the supplies coming here can be uruuKm un me nvn. ? Union Bpeclal of May 10 to the Columbia State: Late this afternoon as the passenger train on the Lockhart railroad was rounding a sharp curve about one and one-half miles from Lockhart, going at a moderate rate of speed, the track spread and the engine and tender were completely overturned. The terrible shock of the accident was In but a short time succeeded In those who were uninjured by the desire to rescue and relieve those under the wreck. Their search soon showed that the casualties were: Killed?B. T. Holloman, fireman, of Georgia, died Instantly; Richard H. Wllburo, age 18, a passenger, caught under the engine and scalded so terribly that he died within an hour. Injured?Edward McChesney, engineer, hurt Internally, may die. Another remarkable part of the accident was that the coaches and baggage car, though light, remained on the track and none of the passengers were Injured beyond a few bruises. Every attention was given the Injured by the people of Lockhart as soon as they learned of the catastrophe. Lockhart, where is located the big Lockhart mill. Is fifteen miles east of Union and connected only by telephone. On account of the atmosphere being charged with electricity only meagre particulars could be obtained and that with great difficulty. A special train carrying physicians left here soon after the news of the wreck, but had not returned at 10 o'clock. Magistrate Johnson left tonight for [the scene of the wreck to hold the Inquest. Mrs. J. H. Wtlburn, the mother of the young man who was killed, has been here under a physician's care for a week and the terrible news tonight completely prostrated her. AT THE CHURCHES. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. 1 Sunday Services?Sunday school at 4 o'clock p. m. No other services. _____ i FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. Sunday Services?Morning service < at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 4 p. m. ; Evening service at 8 o'clock. i ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBY- : TERIAN. rhv. w. c. bwart, pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at ' 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. . Evening service at 8 o'clock. TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. ] REV. J. L. STOKJ5S, D. D., PASTOR. Sunday Services?Services Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 4.30 p. m. Evening services at 8.15 ' o'clock. ] RAPTIST REV. W. E. HURT. PASTOR. Sunday Services?Sunday school in the morning at 10 o'clock. Services each first and third Sunday at 11 o'clock In the morning and at 8.00 In ] the evening. Special Jtotices. Letter to J M Heath & Co, Yorkvllle. S C. Dear Sirs: Clothing Is Just like paint. It fits or It don't; It wears or It don't turns weather and water or not: but goes out of fashion. What do we wear clothes for? Did you ever think of It? Different persons have different reasons, no doubt, but one paints Devoe for beauty, to be in the fashion, and keep-out water. Fashion says paint: we all paint There Is beauty in paint; we paint a good deal for that. And buildings are costly and fashionable; put-on a water-proof two or three coats of oalni. and your buildings last as long as you keep them dry. It costs nothing C to paint: It costs your building not to. / Devoe Is the paint that lasts, disap- J pointing paints are the paints that c cost. Yours truly I F W Devoe & Co P. S?J. J. KELLER & CO.. sell v our paint. E ?pcrial goticfg. Attention, U. C. V'a A meeting of the members of Camp Micah Jenkins, U. C. V., Is hereby called to meet In the court house on Salesday, Monday, June 6. A full attendance In desired. W. B. Smith, Commander. May 12 f.t St Crosses of Honor. All Confederate veterans who had made application for Crosses of Honor, and who were not present Memorial day to receive them, can get their crosses at any time by applying 'In person to Mrs. John 8. Jones. Mrs. John S. Jonbs, Acting Pres. May 12 f.t St - ? 1 Tribute of Respect Whereas, Almighty God has, through the workings of His Inscrutable Providence, seen proper, on the 14th day of 1 an. ?. t.1,. . A..? wvciiiuci ? ifvit tv iaivr livui auiviiB us our lamented associate, Jamm W. Snidrr, leaving us short an earnest worker and valued friend, Therefore, Be It resolved by the Commercial Club of Yorkvllle: 1. That we bear testimony of the fact that our associate was faithful, conscientious and true In whatever duty he was called upon to perform, a id that his rugged, honest, yet kindly character, was well calculated to command the highest respect of all who ' admire noble manhood. 2. That while we feel that we have sustained a distinct and Irreparable loss by the death of our associate, we recognize the still greater bereavement of the surviving brother and sisters of whose lives he seemed to be an essential part, and to whom we herewith extend our slncerest sympathy. W. D. Grist, M. C. Willis, J. R. Lindsay. Yorkvllle, 8. C., May S, 1206. Tribute of Reepeet. Whereas, Almighty God has. In His Providence, called our fellow citizen and fellow club member, Major Jambs Franklin Hart, from his earthly labors to heavenly rest, leaving in our community and on our membership rolls a vacancy that can be filled only by Him through whom it was created, Therefore, Be It resolved by the Commercial Club of Yorkvllle, now assembled In annual meeting: 1. That we bow In reverent submission to the will of God. 2. That we feel It a high privilege to bear testimony as to the noble and useful career of the lamented deceased, and to say that his generation has not furnished us with a more perfect exponent of civic virtue. 3. That a page of our minutes be dedicated to the memory of the deceased; that these resolutions be published, and that a copy be furnished to the bereaved family. m. c. Wxlus. , J. R. Lindsay, W. D. Grist. : Yorkvllle, 8. C., May 3. 1203. gorhuille Cotton SRarhei. ???????????????????????? Corrected 8emi-Weekly by Meesrs. Letts Bros. Yorkville, May 12, 12 m.?The local market stands as follows: Middling 7| v Good Middling 71 Strict Good Middling 7? Latta Bros. FOR SALE. SIX building lots on Lincoln avenue, all 226 feet deep and frontage as follows: Four of 60 feet each; one 66 feet and one 66 feet W. H. HERNDON. May 12 f tf TOMBSTONE WORK. T AM prepared to furnish Information ? X as to all kinds of Tombstone work turned out at Epworth Orphanage. Ail the profits of the business go to the Orphanage. Sfe me for particulars. R. A. ROUSE. Yorkvllle. S. C. May 12 f tf TEACHERS' EXAMINATION. THE regular Spring . Examination of applicants for Teachers' Certificates will be held in the Court House on FRIDAY, MAY 12TH. Trustees * are forbidden by law to MAKE CONTRACTS with teachers who have not an up-to-date certificate, and there will be no other opportunity to get one until next Ootober. This requirement will be rigidly enforced. In addition to the usual branches applicants will be examined on 'Hughes' Mistakes in Teaching," which can be had at this office. Price 40 cents, by mall 46 cents. JOHN E. CARROLL, t SupL of Ed. WINTHROF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EXAMINATION. THE examination for the award of vacant scholarships in Wlnthrop College and for the admission of new students will be held at the County Court House on Friday, July 7th, at 9 A. M. Applicants must not be less than fifteen years of age. When schoi- w arshlps are vacated after July 7. they will be awarded to those making the highest average at the examination provided they meet the conditions governing the award. Applicants for scholarships should write to President Johnson before the examination for scholarship application blanks. Scholarships are worth $100 and free tuition. The next session will open September 20. 1905. For further information and catalogue address Pres. D. B. J0HN80N, Rock Hill, S. C. May 12. 19. July 4 St SPECIAL TAX ELECTION. 8tate of South Carolina?York County. PURSUANT tor'an order of the County Board of Education of said county and State, notice Is hereby given that an election will be held In School District No. 40 at Hickory Grove, S. C., on WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1906, between the hours of 7 a. m, ? and 4 p. m., to determine the question whether or not a SPECIAL TAX OF 3 MILLS shall be levied on the property of said achpol district for the purpose of supplementing the constitutional tax. All resident electors of said district who return real or personal property for taxation therein, and who exhibit tax receipts and registration certificates, shall be entitled to vote in this election. R. L. SCOGGINS, W. T. SLAUGHTER, S. B. LATHAN. Board of Trustees of School District No. 40. Hickory Grove, S. C.. May 12, 1905. May 12 f zt STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, County of York. IN PROBATE COURT. By L. R. William*. Esq.. Probate Judge of York County. . WHEREAS H. G. STANTON and Dr. THOS. N. DULIN have apjlled to me for Letters of Admlnlstra:lon, on all and singular, the goods and ihattels, rights and credits of D. G. 3TANTON, late of the county aforelald deceased: These are, therefore, to cite and adnonlsh all and singular the kindred ind creditors of the said deceased, to >e and appear before me at our next * 'robate Court for the said county, to >e holden at York Court House on he 26TH DAY OF MAY, 1905, to ihew cause, If any, why the said Adninlstratlon should not be granted. Given under my hand and seal, this 11th day of May, In the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five and in the 129th year of American Independence. L. R. WILLIAMS. Probate Judge of York County. May 12 t It JOTTON ELEVATOR FOR SALEL J 3 UITABLE for two or four gins. 3 Practically new and in first-class ondltion. Cheap. J. WYLIE ROD)EY, Roddey's S. C. April 28 f tf. tv Your orders for good Stationery ill receive prompt attention at The inquirer office. Order Today. - - - -