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? The discovery has been made by the pension bureau that the man who recently applied for a pension, representing himself to be Boston Corbett. the slayer of J. Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. Is an Imposter. The real name of the applicant is John Corbett. His home Is In San Antonio, Texas, and It Is stated that he admitted his guilt when he was confronted with the evidence of his alleged duplicity. He is now in jail at San Antonio, awaiting the action of the Federal grand Jury. It is stated by pension office officials who conducted the investigation of the case that John Corbett learned the history of Boston Corbett through the publicity given the matter in the efforts made to find the man and that he sought to turn his knowledge into dollars by representing that he was the soldier. ? A determined effort will be made on the part of the American Federa"? * -w"? - r%wi?ai.a /Ho. lion OI LiBDur, says a vmv.agu UJU patch, to bring about the unionization of farmers of this country and their affiliation with the American Federation of Labor for mutual benefit and protection. In Wisconsin and Minnesota a number of farmers' unions have been formed already and according to the statement of the officials of the Federation, the affiliation of these farmers' unions with the American Federation of Labor is merely a question of time. The leaders of the Federation are highly enthusiastic over the prospect of an alliance between the city wage workers, the farm hands and the farmers. It is expected that the western farmers will be well represented at the next meeting of the American Federation of Labor, which will be held in Pittsburg in November. It is not expected that the plan of affiliation will meet with any opposition from the Federation. ? The murder of a tourist in the Balsam mountains by an old mountain trapper is reported in Asheville, by W. B. Nelson, a lumberman, to whom a deathbed confession of the crime was made by the trapper's son. The dying mountain lad stated that the mountain climber was found one morning by his father and himself, caught In a bear trap on Balsam mountain. He was mangled and in agony. The mountaineers were afraid that should he survive he would make trouble for them. "We uns didn't want him to law us." the dying boy declared, "and so dad raised his rifle and flred." The body was hid In a cave, and since the mountaineer's confession the skeleton has been unearthed. The old mountain trapper and his son left the state, but the son returned a few days ago in a dying condition to tell the story of his crime. Mr. Nelson says that he , will give the names at the right time, but refuses to divulge them now until the governor is asked to pardon the old trapper. ? Baltimore Sun: The Medical Record describes a case in which a man of 42 years was made totally blind by drinking two ounces of wood alcohol. After about four days he was totally blind and at the same time suffered from nausea and chilly extremities. Six months of treatment resulted In partial recovery of the sight, but the left eye was ever after insensible to green. As wood alcohol is in effect a dangerous poison it is to be regretted that its use is extending, being employed by dispensers of cheap whisky and by compounders of so-called medicines. Grain alcohol is bad enough if used constantly as a stimulant but wood alcohol is 50 times worse. Bibulous citizens cannot, therefore, be too careful about the quality of their potations. They should have an idea also of the composition of the ready-made elixirs. bitters and medicines they consume. "Jamaica ginger" is sometimes made with wood alcohol Instead of grain alcohol, it is stated, so that it needs to be bought. If used at all, from a competent and reputable dealer. It Is stated that the authorities at Washington are beginning to analyze for themselves the patent medicines on the market, with a view to the collection of the full revenue due on account of their spirit content. The analyses may prove useful to the public In more ways than one. ? The president has not decided whether to include New Orleans in his southern trip, but otherwise the program has been completed as follows: Leave Washington at 8.30 o'clock October 18. First stop at Richmond, where he will arrive at 12.30 p. m. Leave Richmond at 7 p. m. and arrive at Raleigh at 1 a. m. on the 19th. Leave at 1 p. m., making short stops during the afternoon at Durham, Greensboro. High Point and Charlotte on his way to Georgia. Arrive at Rosewell, Ga., 7 a. m. October 20th. This is the birthplace of his mother. Leave for Atlanta at 8.30 a. m. and reach the latter city at 11 a. m., leaving at 7 p. m. for Macon, Ga., where he will arrive at 1 a. m., October 21st. The president's train will switch from the Southern to the Atlantic Coast Line at Jesup, Ga.. which will be reached at 5.30. He will go from there direct to Jacksonville where he will arrive at 10.30. He will spend the day there and then go on to St. Augustine at night and stay there twenty-four hours. October 23rd he will visit several cities In Alabama. The president will spend two hours with Booker Washington at Tuskegee and make short stops at Birmingham and Montgomery. The afternoon of that day will be spent in Mobile. This Is as far as the president's arrangements extend. While on the trip the president will visit three state fairs?at Raleigh, October 19th; Atlanta, 20th, and the 23rd at Montgomery. ? New Orleans. September 29; Secretary Hester's weekly cotton statement, issued before the close of business today, showed a decrease in round figures In the movement of cotton into sight for the seven days of 138,000 bales under the seven days ending September 29 last year and an increase of 51.000 over the same time year before last. The amount brought Into sight for the week ending this afternoon is stated at 386,114 bales, against 524,595 for the seven days ending this date lust year, and 335,296 year before last. This brings the total of the new crop movement Into sight for the 29 days of the season to 1,230,032, against 1,284,889 last year, and 692,550 year before last. The movement shows receipts at all United States ports since September 1 to be 921,365 bales, against 997,926 last year; overland across the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers to northern mills and Canada 16,448, against 13,585 last year; interior stocks in excess of last year; September 1 117.2)9. against 123,951 last year; southern mill takings 125,000, against 146,527 last- year. Foreign exports since September 1 have been 482,230 bales, against 578,714 last year. The total of American mills, north and south, and Canada thus far for the season have been 280,961, against 245,528 last year. Since the close of the commercial year stocks at American ports and the 29 leading southern Interior centres have increased 159,222 bales, against an increase for the same period last year of 236,814. Including amounts left over in stocks at ports and interior towns from the last crop and the number of bales brought into sight thus far for the new crop, the supply to date. Is * a * 1 AAC Ore fnr l,t>Y4,D63 Daies, u(cain?i i.nv.ouo the same period last year. Ihf orhriltr (Inquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.t TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3. 1905. Governor Glenn of North Carolina, has Just returned from a trip through New England. He says that from what he saw during his absence, he is satisfied that prohibition will prohibit, and he hopes to s? e the day when the liquor business wt. be stamped out of North Carolina. As the result of the strike against it last week the Charlotte Observer has arranged to send four young men to the Mergenthaler Linotype works to learn to operate the type setting machine. When the young men come back the Observer proposes to give them steady employment at a scale of wages to be agreed upon. Count Stangiska of Russia, son of a high official of the Siberian railroad and a cousin of M. Witte. has come to America to learn the railroad business. He is now with the New York Central road, having worked a week or two as brakeman. He proposes to learn what he can of all the different departments of railroad work, practical and theoretical up to the general management. Senator Tillman's demand for an investigation of what is behind the Richland dlstlllei-y meets with our most hearty approval. As to whether the personnel of the real stockholders of the Richland Distillery company can be fully developed we are more than doubtful; but we still have a very strong suspicion that IX the senator can get to the bottom of the matter, he will uncover some people who have been running with the hare and barking with the hounds. That Richland distillery proposition should be probed to the very bottom. According to "he general tenor of the dispatches from Toklo, it Is be" " ? ? 4 Tnnon I ginning lO set-m apparent niai na??u> I had better reasons for making peace with Russia than were expected. The story is that the war was costing a great deal more than was expected and that the government could not have raised the money for more than six months longer. In addition to this. It had developed that the rice and cereal crops of ihe empire were both going to be very short, and altogether the outlook seemed so blue as to make it evident that the struggle would be hopeless. The Charlotte papers have about won the strike that was declared against them by the union printers last week. The strike, as already reported was for nine hours pay for eight hours work. The papers had a pretty hard time of It for several days to get out In even fairly good shape; but they are now beginning to look like their former selves. Some of the strikers have been taken back; but It is with the understanding that from hence forward the offices are to be run as open shops. That is. the proprietors are to control their own business and employ union men and non-union men alike as they see proper. Under the union system the people who pay the bills have but little to say as to who shall be employed or how employes shall work. Where the union has control, it is supreme. Enforce the Law. Nothing that has ever appeared in this paper on the subject has been calculated to inculcate the Impression that we believed that the mere voting out of the dispensary would put a stop to the sale of liquor In Yorkvllle or| throughout the county. We thoroughly appreciate the fact that so long as liquor Is in such strong demand at the hands of liquor drink- | ers, there will be liquor sellers to supply that demand at whatever risk, and unless there Is a determined and persistent effort to enforce the law, the sale of liquor by tigers will soon become as common as it has ever been by the dispensary. While we were out of sympathy with the rider that was put on the Brlce law providing for the levy of one-half mill I tax on counties that should vote out dispensaries, because we considered that rider to have been fixed merely for [ the purpose of discouraging anti-dispensary votes, we have no hesitation in saying that we do not approve of the policy that has been followed of removing the constabulary from a county with the closing of dispensary doors. As we see it. it is as much the duty of the state to enforce the laws against the sale of liquor as it is to enforce any other laws on the statute books. The temptation to violate liquor laws is greater than is the temptation to violate other laws, for various reasons, not the least of them being the element of personal gain. But for the state to say that it will not attempt to enforce the liquor laws in counties, which refuse to engage in the liquor business seems to put the state in the position of saying that It has no other than a purely commercial interest in the enforcement of any law. This county pays about $3,500 annually to magistrates and constables, and these officials can do a great deal in enforcing the liquor laws if they will give the matter their attention; but of course, unless they are properly backed up by public sentiment, and also the practical assistance of the public, their efforts, no matter how earnest, will prove entirely inadequate to the task that may devolve upon them. : But whatever may have been the motives of the people who succeeded in getting the half-mill extra levy on non-dispensary counties. or counties that should vote out dispensaries, we do not want to be understood as opposing the levy of this tax should it appear necessary or desirable. The enforcement of the liquor laws may go by default for a time, through the negligence of officers who may be Inclined to shirk their sworn duty through lukewarmness or other reasons; but this condition will only prove temporary. To turn this county over to the tigers without let or hindrance would soon bring about a condition that would be absolutely intolerable, and a condition that would enforce its own remedy; but we hope and believe that the good people of York county will not allow that condition to develop. If the magistrates and the" constables cannot enforce the laws under conditions as they now exist let us have more constables?one or two If they can do the work or ten or a dozen If so many be necessary. If the. law can be enforced without the haJf-mlll, let it go at that: but otherwise put on the half-mill?a mill?two-mills or whatever may be necessary. We can have prohibition If we want It, and as matters stand now our only alternative from prohibition Is but little short of anarchy. ROCK HILL AND VICINITY. Building Operations?The Flower Show ?Carnival Company Will Not be Allowed to Show This Fall?Death of Doctor Lynn. Correapomience of th? YorkvilU Enquirer. Rock Hill, October 2.?Mr. Perry Martin who lives near Tirzah church had his shoulder dislocated and received other painful hurts while bringing a cow to town. The walls of the cotton warehouse located in the Hutchison grove are going up rapidly. Owing to some defect in the material on the ground for use In the city hall building, operations there have ceased for the present until the architect can arrive. Work on the U. S. postofflce is progressing rapidly. Cards of Invitation to the marriage of Miss Bessie Shurley of Ebenezerare out. Miss Shurley who is the daughter of Mr. John A. Shurley, a former officer of this county, will be married on the 11th of October to Mr. John May Salters of Salters, S. C. Messrs. John G. Anderson and J. M. Cherry have purchased from Dr. W. W. Fennell his dairy stock and equipments. They will add this to the one bought several weeks ago from Dr. Carothers, make a number of improvements In their barns and will run a dairy and poultry farm at the Carothers place on the northern edge of the city. The Ann White Chapter U. D. C. is preparing to have a flower show and bazaar about the first of November. The S. D. Barron Chapter U. D. C. through their hustling committee are at work soliciting "ads." and gathering data for the publication of a special edition of the Record, which they will take charge of for the time. They have to get it out about the second week in October. I was told that two sons of Mr. Jim Glascock, who lives near Edgmoor, one day recently together picked one thousand pounds of cotton. Dr. W. W. Fennell has purchased the stock of the other physicians interested in the Rock Hill hospital. The other physicians will continue to make use of the hospital and treat their patients there. It has been decided by the city au thorities not to allow the carnival company to bring their shows here this fall. The last one let loose a lot of rattlesnakes on the town, the result of which are occasionally coming to light In the kilting of one of the originals or their progeny. In many other ways these carnivals are undesirable. The young men who are going the rounds frequently "tank up" a little where they otherwise might not. Young girls are thrown Into a certain Intimacy with people, whom otherwise they would not know, when the confetti throwing begins. As a rule the shows themselves are "bum" or at best not In the least refined or eleva'lng. - Altogether, the majority of Rock Hillians would no doubt uphold the authorities in their action In the matter. Mr. John Wood of the Commercial club has returned from Greenville where he made an address before the Board of Trade of that city. Mr. Wood Is much pleased with his visit and with the progressive spirit of the Greenville organization. The Civic club a ladles' organization, held a meeting In the mayor's office and are taking a stand In the matter of cleaning up the city's premises. They also expressed themselves as in favor of installing a system of sewerage. This latter topic is a live issue in Rock Hill just now and the movement now on will likely end in an election to say whether it shall be done or not. There is not a doubt that Rock Hill needs the sewers. Dr. Arthur Slmonton Lynn, one of the most popular and promising young physicians who has ever settled in Rock Hill, died at the city hospital Sunday morning at 5 o'clock of tuberculosis of the bowels. He was thirtyone years old and leaves a mother a sister and a brother. He had practiced here about three years before he was stricken with this Illness, but his practice was so large as to work him beyond his strength and this was largely the cause of his giving away. He worked up to the day he left here to go to Charlotte for treatment by a specialist?at that time his acute trouble being ulcer of the stomach. His body was taken to the family burial ground at Union church below Edgmoor. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and a Mason of the Royal Arch. A number of friends accompanied the remains to the burial nlace. Want to Lynch Him.?There Is great excitement throughout Texas over a horrible crime that was committed at Edna, last Thursday, and over an impending lynching bee. Mrs. A. J. Conditt and four children, a daughter of 13, and three boys from 6 to 10 years old, were murdered in cold blood at their home. The mother and da.ughter were assaulted and their bodies brutally disfigured. A baby about two years old was the only one left alive. All of them seemed to have been murdered with some blunt instrument, their heads were crushed and their throats cut with a knife or razor. The girl and mother were killed in the house, the boys were killed about 100 yards away. Mr. Conditt was away working in the rice fields. A negro boy about 12 years old was plowing in a Held near the house at the time of the killing and heard the children screaming; he saw a man running after the woman, who was running around the house. Being afraid to go to the house, he ran to a neighbor's and told what he had seen. Posses have since been scouring the country and the information yesterday was that the murderer. Monk Gibson, had been surrounded. The people have announced It as their purpose to burn the man at the stake. Governor Lanham has sent two companies of militia to the scene. ? A Dorchester jury in the case of I A. T. Heed against the Southern railway, has awarded a verdict for $40,000, which Is $20,000 less than was sued for. The action grows out of the collision between train No. 15 from Charleston, and the freight at Badham last April, when Engineer iConlon and the firemen of the two trains were killed. It Is understood that the Southern railway compromised the case of Engineer Conlon by paying the widow $10,000. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTI8EMENT8. C. E. Spencer, Esq.?Offers several places for rent, with purchase options. John T. Latham, R. F. D. 4?Wants to employ respectable white woman as housekeeper. Jos. M. Whitesides, No. 2, Hickory? Has two good mules for sale, 7 and 8 years of age. Ed Miller, No. 1, Guthriesvllle?Offers $10 reward for return of his son, Ed Miller, who left his home Oct. 1. H. A. D. Neely, Co. Treasurer?Gives notice of the tax levies for State, county and school purposes in the various townships of the county for the year 1905. J. R. Lindsay?Is prepared to write insurance on cotton stored either in open yard or in outbuildlnjgs on farms. Farmers can borrow money on Insurance policies. Southern Palmist?At the Sherrer will tell you the story of your life in love, business, marriage, etc. H. H. Beard?Has Rem-Sho typewriter for sale?a bargain. See It at the Western Union office. W. G. White and Others?Call all subscribers to Clinton College.fund to meet In the court house tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock. J. C. Wilborn, Atty.?Gives notice to the debtors of Dr. T. B. Hough, that he has instructions to close up all accounts. See him at once. Strauss-Smith Co.?Tells you that you can dress well and economically If you buy clothing for yourself and your boys from It. Men's suits up to $17.50 per suit. Star Drug Store?Calls your attention to its full line of toilet article?, including soaps, toilet powders, brushes, combs, toothbrushes and "Kleanwell" sponges for the bath. Foushee Cash Store?Has Just received new up-to-date millinery. In nobby shapes?various styles and colors. The Thomson Co.?Announces the date of its coming millinery opening to be the evening of October 12, and continuing through Friday. October 13th. Everybody invited. Sam M. Grist, Special Agent?Tells of the past accomplishments of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance company and invites you to Judge its future by its past records. He says: "Look before you leap." I. W. Johnson?Has a new line of pipes for smokers of the weed. Also has brushes and combs. Just received kegs of Heinz's cucumber and sweet mixed pickles. D. E. Boney, Manager?Invites your attention to the fact that the Farers' Mutual Life Insurance company has paid 323,258 in death benefits, and furnishes home insurance at cost. Second division is open. York Drug Store?Has Landreth's red and white Burmuda onion sets. New crop, (f the writer of the "Vision of Uxzlah Farmer." will send his name, the vision will be published, otherwise it wiil not. Mr. B. N. Moore is of opinion tha' barring last year's crop, which was extraordinary, this year's crop is up to a fair average. Mr. W. R. Carroll has information of a one-horse farmer who has already ginned seven bales, all in September. This circumstance is unusual. Quite a large number of negroes have left this section to work on. the Great Catawba Falls railroad. The exodus continues In that direction. The spinning mills now have a satisfactory margin between the raw material and the manufactured product and are making a very good profit There is quite a satisfactory demand at the stores for seed wheat, and the indications are that whether the acreage be up to the usual average or not there will certainly be some wheat sown this fall. In A local COlton Duyer rniiiuncu ... the presence of the reporter a few days ago that the southern mills were Just about ready to go Into the market as the recent break occurred, and since ! then they have been Inclined to be timid. The banks are paying out numbers of bright new silver dollars that look as If they are just from the mint. The date however, is 1882. The dollars have evidently been lying In the treasury ; all the while and are just getting into circulation for the first time. A meeting of the executive committee of the York County Southern Cotton association has been called to be hold In Yorkville next Friday, October 6, to consider several matters, among other things the best way to raise the .3 cents per bale assessment. The price of mulee has reached unusually high figures, the highest in fact that have ever been known, and some of the farmers are beginning to argue | that the situation seems to demand I the abandonment of the mule and the substitution of the horse In farm work. Mr. S. J. Ferguson of Chester No 4, brought to this office yesterday an old copy of The Enquihe'r of August 25, 1867. The.paper was addressed to the late J. H. Crawford, long since dead. The first page of this particular issue Is devoted to the proceedings In connection with the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. It has been demonstrated within the past few years that this is a good apple country if nurserymen will only be judicious in the selection of the right kind of trees. Trees should be put out now within the next month or two, and people who had not already made arrangements to do some planting should attend to the matter without more delay. In the opinion of local cotton dealers there is not a very strong disposition on the part of producers to hold for 11 cents. As a general thing, especially in the case of cotton producers who have obligations at the stores, cotton Is being marketed as rapidly as it can be picked. Many of the larger planters are holding for 11 cents and over; but taken all in all the feeling that 10 cents Is a good price is quite pro nounced. The yield this year Is smaller than last year and not up to the expectations of a month or six weeks ago. Mr. T. M. Whisonant was in Yorkville yesterday on business. Speaking of Mr. Poag's auction sale at Shelby last Thursday, he said that the result was fully up to expectations and that everybody was pleased, practically every purchaser of a piece of property either selling out at a profit or refusing an offer In advance of the price paid. Mr. Whisonant went on to say that he has had a number of offers for lots In the Whisonant suburb, some of which he could have probably accepted with advantage; but he is not particular about making any sales until the day of the auction which will be commenced about October 17. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Messrs. J. J. Keller & Co. have raised the price of common labor to $ 1 a day. Labor seems to be scarce even at this price. ?The supervisors of registration were on hand In the office of the sheriff yesterday; but did little business during the day. ? The coming auction sale of lots In the suburb of Whisonant will be taken as a pretty good index as to what Yorkvllle people think of Yorkville dirt. ? The statement that the county board would meet today was the result of an Inadvertent error made In this office. The meeting Is to be held tomorrow as usual. ? The September receipts of cotton have been larger this year than during any previous year within the recollection of any of the local buyers. During the month ending last Saturday more than 2,000 bales were purchased from wagons. ? There was another unusually large crowd of people in Yorkvllle last Saturday, the streets being pretty well crowded all day, especially In the afternoon. There was a good deal of money in the crowd and trade was good. During several hours the dispensary was literally packed with people, mostly negroes. ? The greater portion of the salesday crowd yesterday was made up of horsetraders. There was a pretty good sprinkle of farmers and others on ordinary business of various kinds; but these were In a minority. The hitching lots were full of traders during the PTontpp nnrf of the dav and they did considerable business. The police made four arrests. ? ^orkville has at least gotten a good advertisement out of her efforts to secure the Presbyterian college. She has impressed upon the people of the state the fact that she Is very much alive to the advantages to be had from a first class college within her borders, and also that she is willing to pay a liberal price for such advantages. However, college or no college the town is still coming. ? Citizens are discussing the question as to how the town government Is to make up for the dispensary revenues. Some suggest an increase of the tax levy, others advocate a special license Tax and some think than an industrious police force might get a pretty good revenue out of the blind tigers, which will become more active upon the closing of the doors of the dispensary. The whole subject is entitled to serious consideration. AFTER THE POWER COMPANY. Suits against the Catawba Power company for damages to the amount of $40,490 were filed with Clerk of the Court Tate last Saturday, the papers having been served by Sheriff Brown during the day. The plaintiffs in the various suits, five in number, are farmers living up on Catawba river, who allege that their lands have sustained serious damage on account of the back water from the dam of the power company. Here are the names of the plaintiffs with the (amount of damages claimed by each: J. R. Wallace $ 2,490 D. C. Boyd 3,500 W. W. Auten 8,000 D. M. Johnson 12,500 Samuel S. Smith 14,000 Total $40,490 Messrs. Flnley & Jennings represent I the plaintiffs in the various cases and from the allegations in the various complaints it looks as if there is to be some pretty warm work when the cases come to trial. COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. As the result of the failure of Yorkvllle to secure the location of the Pres byterian college, people who promoted that enterprise have been casting about for some other practicable plan to make use of the King's Mountain Military school property, which was the basis of the Yorkville offer and several suggestions have been offered. One suggestion is to the effect that the subscribers be requested to subscribe a part or all of. the amounts that they were willing to give to the college, and offer the school property along with a cash bonus to Bethel Presbytery, provided that organization will undertake the maintenance of a first-class high school. Still another suggestion Is that the property be donated to York county under similar conditions with the understanding that the county maintain such a school as a part of a still further developed public system. This idea contemplates the support of the proposed school from the general fund and from tuition. It is proposed that each school district in the county be entitled to a limited number of scholarships, in accordance with some equitable schedule to be agreed upon and that other students be charged tuition on a reasonable basis. These suggestions, however, are merely in the nature of individual expressions. There has been no organized movement in regard to the matter and there is no certainty that there will be anything further about the matter. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Mary Dobson left yesterday fo enter Wlnthrop college. Mr. H. Grler Love of Sharon, is with Messrs. J. M. Heath & Co. Mr. R. J. Herndon, Jr., left Monday for the S. C. M. A. at Charleston. Cadet Captain John R. Dickson left last Friday to re-enter the C. S. M. A., at Charleston. Miss Mary Williams of Winthrop college, spent Sunday in Yorkville with Mr. L. R. Williams's family. Mrs. John D. McConnell of McConnellsville, returned home yesterday after spending several days with Mr. John S. Jones' family. Miss Agalice Le Sassier left this morning for her home In New Orleans, after a visit of several weeks to her sister, Mrs. Wm. B. McCaw. Mr. E. T. Ponder has moved his family to Yorkville from Catawba Junction last week, and is occupying the J. B. Bell residence on Lincolnton street. Mr. J. Gettys Edwards closed his school at Hermitage, Ark., on September 8, and Is now In the medical department of the University of Nashville. Tenn. The condition of Capt. E. A. Crawford which was quite critical on Friday and Saturday has since been showing signs of Improvement. There Is now reason to hope that the captain will be able to be up again within a few days. Rock Hill Herald. Sept. 30: Mr. W. S. Lesslle and daughter, Miss Mary, went to Steele Creek, N. C., yesterday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lesslle's sister, Mrs. Frank Gallant, who died Thursday evening. Mrs. Lesslle was with her sister when she died. Mr. John F. Youngblood, who has been with Mr. W. H. Herndon for several years past and who has the reputation of being a first-class salesman, goes with the Thomson Company after today. His brother, Mr. Ches Youngblood takes his old position at Mr. Herndon's. Says a Washington dispatch of October 2: Past Assistant Surgeon J. M. Moore, United States navy, of Rock Hill, has been detached by the department from the naval recruiting rendezvous at Chicago, and has been ordered home to await orders. The friends of Surgeon Moore In South Carolina will be glad to welcome him home again during his leave of absence. AFTER THE MOON8HINER8. A party of officers. Including Constables Jenkins of Rock Hill, Hay of Spartanburg, Wright of Chester, and Deputy Sheriff Quinn of York, accompanied by Mr. Hey wood Moore of Rock Hill, went into the battleground section of the county last Friday night In search of moonshine distillers, and although they made no arrests they were successful In destroying quite a quantity of beer and capturing some 30 or 40 gallons of whisky. The raid was the result of Information that had been coming to Constable Jenkins during several weeks. He had pointers as to several stills that were In operation In the vicinity, and his Information Included exact locations so far as this Information could be Imparted by means of description. He also had the names of the parties who were alleged to be operating the stills, and quite a number of other Important details that were calculated to be of service In a raid. The party left Yorkvllle Friday night and so timed Its movements as to get in the vicinity of the stills at an early hour Saturday morning; but with the first signs of life In the neighborhood there was evidence of a general alarm. A man they met approaching on muleback, turned back at the first sight of them and foiled all efforts at pursuit. He lost nimseir in Dy-pams inruugu the woods and was seen no more. It was Impossible even to follow his trail. Several hours afterward the officers met two men on mules which, It was evident from the gears they wore, had been used In drawing a wagon. The men had no information to give out. The officers proceeded In the general direction from which the mule riders had come, and at length stumbled upon the site of quite an extensive distillery plant. There were twelve large mash boxes all of them containing mash in different stages of development, the whole, together with the beer ready for use amounted to more than one thousand gallons. But the still was gone. The Information was that It was a big fellow with a capacity of eighty or elghty-flve gallons. There were evidences that It had been moved within a few hours before; but the trail could Jse followed only a short distance through the woods to a fence. Beyond the fence there were no further indications as to which way the big copper kettle had been carried. There are numerous old gold workings In the vicinity. In fact the woods are full of holes, some going down to a depth of fifty or seventy-five feet, perhaps more. The mouths of several of these old mines were examined, and In the case of one there were ladders to the bottom. Deputy Sheriff Quinn and Constable Hay undertook to go to the bottom of this shaft but after getting down 25 or 30 feet they decided that the air was too foul to warrant further risk. Searching about through the woods, the officers came upon a five gallon keg, covered with brush on the side of the road. It had been full of whisky and still contained about a quart. Near by was a trench that had been made by gold miners In connection with their woricings, ana mere were evidences that there had been somebody in it recently. The officers investigated further and proceeding along the trench for a few yards came upon a small barrel of whisky. It also had been partly covered with brush and leaves. The contents Included some thirty gallons or more. Constable Jenkins had provided himself with several search warrants, and one of them had been procured with reference to the home of Alec Boheler, who had been especially reported In connection with the moonshlnlng. Boheler was not at home but his wife was and she made strenuous objection to the entrance of the officers Into her home. They paid no attention, however, and found along with a number of measuring pots, funnels, etc., a Jug containing three gallons of whisky. The whisky was also seized. According to the officers who were connected with the raid there Is a considerable amount of whisky being made In the neighborhood, and the distillers have a preponderating Influence over the people of the neighborhood. The people are not Inclined to give out any more information than they can possibly help, fearing Injury to their property or personal violence at the hands of the moonshiners. LOCAL LACONICS. Five Murder Cases. There are five murder cases pending for trial at the approaching term of the court of general sessions, and It Is fully another month before the court convenes. Fines For Broad River. Magistrate R. L. A. Smith, of Broad River township, today made his settlement with Treasurer Neely for the quarter ending September 30. He paid over flnes to the amount of $94.40. Our Rock Hill Correspondent. Dr. W. A. Pressly has kindly consented to act as the correspondent of The Enquirer In Rock Hill, and all items of news reported to him will be duly appreciated by him and by The Enquirer. Bureau Report 71.2. The bureau report as to September cotton was published this morning, and the figures were 71.2. This was rather better than the speculators seemed to be calculating on and October contracts fell from 10.19 to 9.90 In a few minutes. Death at Lockhart. News was received here yesterday of the death of Mr. Albert Robinson, which occurred at Lockhart on Sunday. The deceased was formerly a citizen of Bullock's Creek township, and was a son or Mr. w. a. j. iwdhibuh and a brother of J. J. J. Robinson of the Hickory Grove neighborhood. The Brice Law Election The county commissioners of election. R. M. Wallace chairman, P. M. Burrls and W. B. Wilson, Jr., met In the clerk's office today and canvassed the vote cast In the Brlce law election last Tuesday. The result was as already reported, a total of 856 votes, of which 131 were for the dispensary and 725 against the dispensary. Water la Low. Catawba river Is said to be lower right now than has been known previously during several years. Ordinarily the water runs over the dam of the Catawba Power company In a stiff stream: but at this time It lacks several feet of filling the dam to the top. The sides of the river show wide strips of mud which, up until recently were covered with water. | Auction Sale. In the case of Ralph N. Adams, plaintiff vs. Robert E. Adams, et al., defendants, Clerk of the Court Tate on yesterday sold a tract of 112 acres in King's Mountain township, bounded by King's Mountain road, and lands of McMackln, Falls and others. Bid off by W. B. Wilson, attorney for $18 an acre. After the sale Mr. Wilson was offered $20 an acre. Right of Way Cases. On the petition of the Catawba Power company, Judge Gage has signed orders providing for condemnation proceedings in the case of several rights of way over which the Power company desires to build Its lines to Clover and Yorkvllle. The orders apply to rights of way over lands of the following: W. W. Auten, A. A. Barron, T. H. Simril, David W. Barron, et al. Eliza J. Barron, et al., S. W. Barron, L. T. Wood. . The olerk of the court will empanel juries and the various cases will be adjusted as soon as possible. Shot Near Pineville. Charlotte News, Oct. 2. Ephralm Withers a negro man, died at the Good Samaritan hospital Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, the result of being shot in the leg. The particulars of the shooting are not known except that he was shot near Pineville Friday night, the bullet taking effect In his right leg below the knee. He did not receive proper medical attention and before a physician was Anally procured he had lost a considerable amount of blood. He was brought to the hos - ? * s a ji.j pltal here Saturday morning ?.iiu mcu Sunday morning at 2 o'clock. Will Collect 5 Cent* a Bale.. The Bethany Southern Cotton association has decided to collect from its members an assessment of 5 cents on each baje of cotton raised this year. This decision was arrived at as the result of a meeting held at Bethany last Saturday afternoon. The matter of paying the 3 cents assessment asked for by the general association was under consideration, and it was agreed that It would be Just as well to make the assessment 5 cents, the 2 cents extra being retained for the benefit of the township organization. It was decided that a canvass of the township be made for the purpose of collecting the assessment and Messrs. J. M. Pursley and W. B. Black were duly appointed to make the canvass. THROUGH THE COUNTY. Gleanings of Interest to Dwellers Along the Rural Routes. Clover No. 2. Cotton is opening with remarkable rapidity and some of the farmers along this route are well-nigh through with their picking:. The yield l* ramer lighter than last year but In some cases crops are good. Mr. S. J. Clinton has a fine patch that will yield three bales to two acres. Hickory No. 2? Mr. Joseph M. Whltesides has rented his home place to Mr. Jeff D. Whitesides for next year and wiH move to Hickory Grove. Just what he will do at the Grove he has not fully decided? but he will try and occupy himself in some way. Mr. Whltesides has a lot of personal property of various kinds that he will probably sell off at auction some time soon. He expects to get to Hickory Grove about December 1st. Yorkville No. 6. The people on No. 6 have been very busy for the past week or ten days mowing and hauling in their pea vines. Messrs. Gordon Bros, have a fine lot of peavine hay. Mr. T. J. Nichols has had his dwelling repainted the past week. Mr. D. E. Jackson has had chills for the past week, but is now able tq be out again. Mrs. D. G. Stanton has been sick for the past week and is not Improving. Miss Emma Ford is able to be out again after having chills and malaria. Yorkville No. 1. Mr. P. B. McAfee has returned from a pleasure trip through several North Carolina counties. Mr. T. J. Thomasson is one of the most successful sweet potato raisers on this route. He does not go in as heavlty for acreage perhaps as some; but he certainly gets there in the matter of yield. He has about half an acre of what he calls the Haytl, or 40 day potato, and the yield is tremendous. A day or two ago he took out some specimens that weighed six pounds each and were 23 inches in circumference. "I don't use these for market though," Mr. Thomasson explained, "but almost entirely for the hogs, especially since they have grown so large." For eating and for market Mr. Thomasson grows a yam which is certainly a most desirable potato. The large potatoes are grown on a light sandy soil. MERE-MENTION. Cracksmen blew open the safe of a store in Trussville, Ala., Friday, and escaped with 3500 in cash and other valuables A bomb filled with dynamite and inflammable oil was thrown into a crowded tenement house in New York city Friday, and twenty or more persons were injured, several fatally, by the explosion and resulting fire Edgar T. Pemberton, the dramatist, died In Worcestershire, England, Friday, aged 56 years Four persons were burned to death and twelve were injured in a hotel fire In New York city Saturday. The property loss was 35 000.... The battleship Mississippi was launched at the Cramp shipyards, Philadelphia, Saturday. Senator Money of Mississippi, represented that state, and Miss Mabel Money christened the ship President Harper of the University of Chicago, is hopelessly ill in that city.....Two freight trains on the Atlanta and Birmingham railroad, collide;} at Taylors Station. Ga.. j Friday, killing an engineer and a brakeman Bengals at Calcutta, India, have taken an oath to boycott British goods, as a protest against the partition of the province of Bengal. John Temple Graves, the Georgia journalist and lecturer, has announced himself a candidate for the United States senate, to succeed SenTlannn U'hnw form MDireS in March. 1907 A Rock Island, Illinois, woman, in a fit of temporary Insanity killed her seven children with an axe, Saturday, and placing their bodies on a bed saturated them with oil and set fire to them, throwing herself into the flames. She was burned to death.... The plant of the Red "C" Oil company at Hlghlandtown, Md., was destroyed by Are Saturday, with a property loss of $300,000 John Andrews. known as "Jim, the Penman," a notorious forger, has been captured at Lisbon, O. He is wanted in Texas for forging a note for $500. Portrait op Generai, Robert E. Lee.?The fact that too frequently it transpires in American history that no accurate and authentic portrait of her great men is faithfully preserved has caused a number of the devoted admirers of General Robert E. Lee to interest themselves to cause a perfect picture of the great general to be made and to be preserved for all future history. This work, after a lapse of forty years, is now under way by the John A. Lowell Bank Note company of Boston, who are using for this purpose the exact photograph made at General Lee's residence in Richmond a few days after the surrender, which picture has always been considered by the Lee family and friends as the most perfect likeness ever taken of the general at that period. The work, when finished will be of the highest art of steel engraving, so that it will thus be preserved for all future time.?Washington Post. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Brlce law elections are being held In Lancaster, Florence and Horry today. The expectation is that the dispensary will be voted out in Lancaster ^ and Florence; but in the case of Horry there is more doubt. ? A movement has been started to secure a Brlce law election in Richland county. There is a feeling that the dispensary may easily be voted out of Columbia, and good Judges of the situation say that If the election is held the prohibitionists will win. ? John M. Ashley, J. R. Moore, John Moore. J, P. Moors, William Moore, Hugh Bowen and 9am Slgby, arrested recently on the charge of murder in connection with the lynching of the negro. Allen Pendleton, mar Honea Path, on Sept 17, have been released on bonds of $7,000 each. ? The unconscious body of a young white man was found by the side of the Southern railroad track Just outside of the town of Union last Sunday ^ morning. In his pocket there were found some business cards indicating that his name was L.' M. Travltt. There was no odor or other evidence of whisky and the cause of his unfortunate condition is a mystery. Some people think he may have fallen from a train \ and others that he may have been sand-bagged. ? Anderson special of October 2 to Columbia S'.ate: A fire which started on the second floor of the Townsend building this morning caused a loss estimated at $26,000 or $30,000. The Acme Drug company, which occupied the adjoining building was the greatest sufferer. The firm carried a stock valued at $44,000, and about two-thirds of this was practically destroyed by Are a id damage from water. The origin of the flre Is unknown. It started in the room used for plunder and so far as is known^no one has been in It for some time. The other losses are: Savoy cafe, $1,000; Mrs. Deanes' art studio $600; Snipes' pHo- -s tograph gallery $260. All these losses are partially covered by insurance. The office of the Anderson Oil and Phosphate company was In the burned building but the papers were saved without serious damage. ? Chester special of October 2 to the Columbia State: Chester Is ahead of Columbia. While the capital city has had several "hold-ups" of late in the night time, Chester had one Saturday afternoon .n broad daylight. A negro came to town, sold a bale of cotton, and on returning to his wagon preparatory to starting on the trip to his home, two strange ne- ^ groes stepped up to him, placed a gun at his head and demanded his money, and he at once proceeded to "deliver," the amount taken from him being $61. The robbers mads their escape and have not been caught. On Saturday night the residence of Mr. Louis Samuels was entered in the absence of. the family and robbed T"""t of the contents of a trunk filled with table linen. Besides linen, a num- ^ ber of articles -of wearing apparel and other things were carried off. There is as yet no clue to the perpetrators of the bold theft, which must have VI been committed at a comparatively early hour, as the family returned home before 11 o'clock. - ? Greenville special of October I to Columbia State: The Wsat End dispensary Is now something that must be referred to as having onoe existed In West End. but was closed on the ight of September 30 on acoount of the desire of the dispenser, Mr. M. 8. Scruggs, to retire from the business " In Which he has proven himself capeble and strictly conscientious In all his dealings with the state and the members of the board of control. The dispensary virtually closed Saturday night as far as sales .were. concerned, and today Mr. Scruggs and an Inspector were busy aH day taking, stock, It being anticipated that this task would be finished Tuesday. Mr. Scruggs spoke freely of the matter today, but was not quite reads.to discuss the matter further untfl he Is entirely out of the business which will probably be within the next 43 hours. Mr. Scruggs has maintained a straight record In all hja dealings, while keeper of the dispensary In West End. and his friends are congratulating him upon the record which he is leaving behind. ? Says a Charleston special of October 2 to the Columbia State: The police authorities of the state are said to be on the lookout for a gang ot yeggmen who have made their way In this direction and are now scouting among the smaller towns of South Carolina, laying their plana for blowing safes of. banks or postofflces. Several suspicious characters have been arrested at different places and at Clinton, it Is said that the man arrested had in his possession a diagram of Has Wotlnn of tha Uic iu mi, witu v*?v ?. bank and streets marked. The blowing of the safe of the Heath Springs bank a few months ago Is the last affair of the kind which has taken place, for which Fisher and O'Day 4 are now in the tolls of the law at Lancaster, both men having the reputation of being dangerous men. It Is said that with the regularity with which the yeggmen have been operating In Charleston for several years, It Is now about time for another safe to be cracked and the appearance of the suspicious characters at several places has added to the belief that a gang is preparing to operate. During the past three years the Federal court has sent to the Atlanta prison 13 yeggs and - Rudolph Rabens, who conducts a store on upper King street, is now under sentence of three years, the sentence having been held up pending his appeal before the circuit court of appeals at Richmond. He was convicted' of harboring and assisting the gang when they used Charleston as their base for the robbery of the Latta postoffice. His case will be heard by the higher oourt this month. ? Spartanburg special of October 1 to News and Courier: The Law and .4* Order league has been organised and they are now -ready to begin active work. The aim of the members Is to bring a moral Influence to bear on evil doers and persuade them to adopt a better standard of life and conduct. There are some professional gamblers here. They are sober, well dressed and well-behaved men. They are In no sense disturbers of the peace. Some of them are genial, kind-hearted, companionable men. ^ Then there are gradations In the business, going downward to the fellows that will play any sort of a game If they can win. They are disreputable men even among their own set. The most difficult Job will be to reform the business men, who now and then fool with the pasteboard and attend "chicken conventions" and lead a sort of double life. You would not call them gamblers, but their Influence on the boys Is much greater than that of actual gamblers. There is where the best work of the league will come In. Then the houses of 111 fame here are run with the lid off. The women are open and defiant in their course. They are not the greatest sinners, for the men who support them and con* tribute to their ruin are worse than the weak, fallen women, to ae&i with such men and reform them Is a work of great difficulty. The impression of the unlawful sale of whisky and the cocaine habit will demand attentlon. If the league will go about w their work of rdform In a gentle, but positive manner, and treat these violators of law, as brethren, and not outcasts, they may accomplish some good. , Business Careers Pat Beet.?One of the striking manifestations of the times is the tendency of young men to seek opportunity In the world of business rather than in the professions. Fifty years ago every well-to-do father of six sons made one of them a preacher, one of them a physician, one of them a lawyer and one a politician or a soldier. Only the black sheep, the harum-scarum and the unstudious were sent Into counting houses and factories. Today behold the change. The flower of America's young manhood is at work not in the hospitals or the courts, but In Iron foundries and slaughter houses. The younger Armours slay the protesting swine. The ^ professions, beginning by being over-crowded, have become unprofitable, and soon they may be sadly neglected. The law does not offer such prizes aa the canned goods trade or coppersmelting. The ministry is not comparable, in point of profit with frenzied finance or the mall order business. ?Baltimore Herald. A