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? The Cape to Cairo is now making rapid progress, the rails going down at the rate of a mile a day. One section of sixty miies was finished in forty-two days. From 3,000 to 5,000 natives are constantly employed and about 350 whites. During the present ' month the line reached a point 2,016 miles from Capetown. ? Chicago, July 6: Fifty-one lives were thrown away and 3,551 celebrants maimed or Injured, some of them fatally, is the record of this year's "Glorious Fourth" as compiled by the correspondents of the Tribune at an early hour today. The loss of | life almost equals that of last year , when fifty-nine persons were killed, while every record for the number of injured was broken. Almost one thousand more persons were in the hospitals yesterday or swathed in bandages than last year. That the death list will continue to grow for several days Is indicated by the large number of dispatches recording the injuries believed to be fatal. The deadly toy pistol was responsible for a big percentage of the injuries and six of the dead. How many of the injured are infected with the germ of tetanus cannot be estimated. ? Congressman Hearst has given out the following: "I would like to state very positively that I am not a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1908. Mr. Bryan said the other day in London that there 1 were others besides himself who had claims on the nomination, through services rendered the Democratic party, and mentioned pleasantly Mes- 1 srs. Folk, Bailey and myself. While 1 appreciating Mr. Bryan's compliment, I must decline to be considered a candidate. Let the list stand if Mr. Bryan pleases. Bryan, Folk or Bailey. For my part I would substitute Stev- 1 enson for Bailey. Mr. Bryan's services to Democracy are too well diagnosed to be rehearsed. He has led the party conspicuously in two presidential campaigns and one senatorial campaign. In the national house of congress he has made issues himself : and expounded them with brilliancy, unapproached." ? The military' appearance of the 1 American soldier was a surprise to George V. Winter, who came to Washington from London on invitation of 1 the war department to design cer- ' tain improvements in the uniforms of the service, which would bring them in line with the acknowledged superior tit and make-up of the British uniforms. "The American soldier has the best build and bearing in the world," declared Mr. Winter on the i eve of his departure for New York. "I thought Tommy Atkins was the best in line, so I am surprised at what I I have seen here. While the Ameri- i can soldier is not so beefy as the Brit- 1 isher, he is 'smarter' and better set i up. He is the best looking soldier in the world, superior to the fighting i men of Germany, France or England. I The only improvement in the uni- j forms is to give him a better fit, giving I full effect to his fine qualities." The pattern submitted by Mr. Winter in- i dicates various minor changes in the i uniforms, but no radical departure from existing styles. i ? Lincoln, Neb., dispatch to the New York Sun: The value of W. J. Bryan's imssessions as fixed by the county assessor for taxation, is $73,225. This does not include $78,000 in government bonds, in which the proceeds of his first book were invest- , ed and which are not assessable. In ( 1896 Mr. Bryan paid taxes on $5,150 , worth of property. His total taxes this year will approximate $1,250. The home property at Falrview Is assessed at (24,150 and the adjoining tracts of land bring the farm up to $40,025. Mr. Bryan's personalty is fixed at $10,050. He reported $3,000 cash. Other items on his personal list are sixteen head of cattle, $6,800; hogs, $850; bees, $585; corn, $5; hay. , $10; jewelry, diamonds and silver- , ware, $500; household goods, $3,000; firearms, $150; dogs, $10; watches , and clocks, $300; carriages and wag- , ons, $700. Aside from this property Mr. Bryan owns the Commoner, which is on the assessment rolls at $22,250. , Mr. Bryan's six head of horses on the farm were returned at $1,200, or $200 , apiece. C. W. Bryan, his agent, call- ( ed on the county board to explain that this was too high, and it was cut to , $800. ? Washington, July 6: The navy de JJcLi liUCUl Ucia tuiu^icicu ai laiigciiicuio , for the adoption of the finger print system of identification. This is a i system which has been adopted for 1 the army and will go into effect in September. The navy department is not able to go into the matter so thoroughly as is proposed in the army, ^ but every man accepted at a recruit- | ing office will be required to leave his finger and thumb prints. Records of these, taken from the usual glass ( slides, will be sent to Washington and , classified in the bureau of navigation, , where two civilians will be employed at a specially authorized salary of $1,800 each, to develop and maintain the system. It is apprehended that men, already in the navy will have a prejudice against submitting to this means of identification, and it has Deen ueciueu iu suujfti umj nc? i*-cruits to the process, although the record would be valuable as a means of identifying the dead or badly injured where there was no other way of recognition. In the army no such prejudices seem to exist, and the records will be completed as soon as it is possible to obtain them. In the navy, of course, the system will eventually be completed with the re-enlistment of men who are not now to be required to leave their finger print records. ? Standing on the scaffold at Wilmington, X. C., last Friday afternoon, Henry Scott, the negro seaman, whose home was in Philadelphia, read his sworn statement confessing that he alone committed the wholesale butchery of human life last October aboard the schooner Harry A. Berwind, bound for Philadelphia, and off the North Carolina coast at the time. He confessed that he slew Capt. E. B. Kumill and the three other white officers and threw their bodies overboard; that he , also slew the negro seaman, Coakley, whose body was left on the deck of ( the ship, and that he only implicated Arthur Adams and Robert Sawyer, his fellow seaman, now under sentence of death for the same crime, to | repay them for betraying him. His | statement unfolded a remarkable ca- , pacity for dealing death to human i beings and he claimed that he was , led to do the deeds of blood because the cook aboard the ship attacked i him and because of the harsh treat- i ment accorded him and the crew by i Captain Rumill and the other ollicers. | Shortly after the reading of the state- i ment Scott was hanged. Efforts will ; be made immediately looking towards i the ultimate freeing of Sawyer and t Adams, whose date for hanging has j been set for August 17. When Seott t was hanged here today his counsel I was in Washington trying to get a j stay of execution in order to have < him examined as to his sanity. On trial Sawyer and Adams testified that ' Scott alone enacted the tragedy and 1 told how he had shot the officers one 1 at a time while they begged for mer- ' cy and then threw their blood-drench- \ ed bodies into the sea. Their tale i seemed almost impossible and they l were convicted and wnne ."scon claimed his innocence and the guilt of the other two negroes, he was also convicted. as it was plain that he had a hand in the mutiny and murders. ftht ilorkriltc (Enquirer. YORKVILLE, S. C.i TUESDAY, JULY 10. IIIOG. According to Senator Tillman the issue is the election of representatives who will stand for the continuance of the state dispensary and the repeal of the Brice law allowing people the right of local self-governmeat on the liquor question. The first issue of the Chester Reporter made its first appearance in all home print form last week and was quite creditable to the new publishers. We hope Messrs. Perkins and Irwin will be able to keep up the pace they have set; but to do it they will need help from the business folks of Chester. Two papers like the Lantern has been and is and the Reporter is now are a plenty for the town and county. Mr. C. C. Langston for many years one of the publishers of the Anderson Intelligencer, one of the best county papers in the south, has sold his interest in that property and retired from active journalism. He has been induced to take this step on account of his health. His fellow workers throughout the state hope It will not be a great while before he finds himself able to return to the ranks; for there is no question of the fact that he will be sorelv missed in the meantime. ) Srnator Tillman says that the peo- i pie have a right to destroy the dispen- i sary; but representatives have no right t to assume such responsibility without | especial authority from the people, i That sounds very nice; but as a matter i of fact, was not the dispensary estab- 1 lished by the people's representatives i after the people had declared at the | ballot box for prohibition? If the peo- 1 pie have ever endorsed the dispensary, i except in two or three counties whert i they refused to vote it out under the , Brice law. we have no record of the < circumstance. I Mr. Fraser Lyon has given out to the ' press a statement in which he com- 1 pletely disposes of the canard that he 1 received "double pay'' in connection ! with his work on the dispensary investigating committee and that he fail ed to submit an itemized account of his < claims against the committee appro- I priation as required by law. In the i first place, it is made clear that the 1 act creating the committee and carrying ' an appropriation for its work provided ! pay for the members. Mr. Lyon did a ' lot of committee work during the ses- ' sions of the general dssemblj* not con- ' _. i nected with his duties as a memoer 01 the house and attended to his house duties at the same time. This work could not be neglected and involved many extra hours hardly leaving time for eating or sleeping. As the result of some of it the state was saved about $40,000 in connection with the glass contracts. President Seibels, of the glass company testified to this fact a few days ago. Chairman Hay of the committee states that Mr. Lyon certainly submitted an itemized account, which was audited by the legislature and approved. He said also that instead of being double paid Mr. Lyon was hardly hatf paid. The statement of Mr. Lyon makes it very clear that there is nothing in the double pay charges except an effort to prejudice him before the voters. Referring to the action of the dis- , , pensary investigating committee in | releasing the whisky bills that had been ( held up by a resolution of the general assembly at the instance of Messrs. Lyon and Christensen. Senator Tillman took the position that it was proper for , the committee to authorize payment for ^ so much of the whisky as had been sold , by the state: but if it should appear ( that the state had been swindled in the transaction, the liquor remaining on | hand should not be paid for. This ( seems to us as just and reasonable, , and it is no doubt the attitude of ( Messrs. Lyon and Christensen. The ( position of Mr. Spivy to the effect that ( the liquor should be paid for by the , state without question because the bad . trade was made by duly authorized | representatives of the state is not at all ( tenable. If any swindling has been } done, and there seems to be no doubt , that there was lots of swindling, the | liquor d<alers were as much parties to . it as were the representatives of the . state, and they should he made to suf- ( fer. It is difficult to see how they could , be badly hurt by being required to take , back their goods. Of course, they could not recover such rebates as they may have paid: hut the state ought not to he held r> sponsible for that. No, Messrs. Lyon and Christensen were undoubtedly right in the position they took and the other members of the committee are clearly in the wrong. | Tillman at Sandy Flat. We have been looking forward with | more than ordinary interest tothedeliv- . t*ry of Senator Tillman's widely herald- ' ed speech at Sandy Flat in Greenville county, hoping that the senator would have something to say that would give I promise of a willingness on his part ! to assist in giving the poor state some ( relief from its corrupt and corrupting < relation with the whisky traffic; hut to 1 our mind a careful reading of his re- j marks, which appear elsewhere, offer no ] encouragement. < There is no doubt about the fact ' that Senator Tillman's remarks have the ring of broad-minded sincerity ' throughout, and his arguments would ' probably be convincing were it not for J the fact that he was evidently just as , sincere when he first launched his dis- i tensary system thirteen years ago, and ime and praetieal experience have roved beyond reasonable contradiction hat the dispensary has failed in ail that was promised for it to the very jreat mora!, political and tinancial loss )f the state. Few of the people who have been ivatching this experiment of state monopoly of the liquor traffic from the aolnnino h'jVo fnrtrnltoll hnu' Sdnatnr 11? ??"?> ?"?'C >vi0vv%vi. ?w?. | rillman told them years ago that the ;reat benefits to follow the inauguration of the proposed new system would )e the elimination of the saloon element from local and state politics, substitution of honest, wholesome, pure liquor it low prices for the adulterated watered stuff the saloon people had been selling, and profit to the state sufficient to greatly augment the school fund and practically abolish the necessity for evying taxes for state and county purpose's. We have seen the old saloon element eliminated from direct control of politics: but i.i place of it we have since t>een introduced to the representatives >f the wholesale liquor dealers, and the wholesale liquor dealers themselves, md we have noted that where the barkeepers formerly had a say in small towns, wholesale liquor men have direct access to the ears of our governors. Instead of little bar-keepers who formerly shivered at the approach of a blue coated policemen, we have liquor iirectors elected by the general assembly at a cost of from $20 to $100 a vote, ind who though known to be guilty of ill manner of corruption are so far ibove the law that they cannot even be prosecuted. Instead of the tax levy having been wiped out it has been increased throughout every department * * o rlo. Jl (fie guvcri lime-Ill.. nuiirau UI u. V.V crease in drunkenness, debauchery and crime, conditions are worse than they have ever been in the history of the date, and the whisky monopoly, through which has passed millions of lollars and the profits on which have Stone somewhere, now lacks some four jr five hundred thousand dollars of being solvent. There is necessity right now for an extra levy to pay its debts. Maybe Senator Tillman had his machine running in an honest way once ind maybe he could run it honestly igain; but just so surely as corruption crept into the system years ago and permeated its every ramification as now, if the whole business were straightened out and put on an honest oasis again there is no guarantee that history would not repeat itself; and it ivould be only a few years more before the state would be under control of mother gang of grafters as rotten as those who now have to be removed. If we conscientiously could, we would like to agree with Senator Tillman In the contention that his dispensary system has proved an improvement over former conditions; but so far as this vicinity is concerned we cannot. The dispensary sold more whisky here than did the blind tigers in their palmiest days ind the removal of the dispensary has been followed by conditions immeasurably more sober and orderly. But this question has been over-shadowed by the greater ones of graft and corruption, lack of respect for the government of the people and other consid?rations that are hardly to be thought jf in connection with the inconsequential academic query as to whether when l man gets his liquor from a tiger, a barkeeper or a dispenser there is greater harm to society. The graft business threatens the continuance of organized government. We can very well understand how Senator Tillman is wrapped up in the Jispensary system heart and soul. So Tar as this state is concerned it is his invention, and he naturally feels a ( ride in its permanency. But in the bope that it will continue we cannot lee it otherwise than that he is deceiving himself. He may be able to get the people to elect men who will igree to patch it up; we doubt even that. But should the dispensary be patched up the issue will only be delayed. The thing is too corrupt to last ind the best thing the senator himself ?an do for his own future reputation is to kill it. Arcordine to our view, the best thing for society is prohibition. Laws that authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor are not creditable to a Christian people; they are not creditable to a people who admit that they have to jive an account in the hereafter for things done here. But if the people insist that liquor must be sold their safest plan is to put the business in the hands of men who are willing to engage in it and who can be made to obey such legal regulations as may be necessary for their government. MERE-MENTION. The dry dock Dewey is due to reach Manila next Thursday and In its trip tialf way round the world it will have covered about twelve thousand miles. ....A man named Elliston was killed an a crowded excursion train between Wilmington and Stedman, N. C., last Sunday morning by a man named Bledsoe. Elliston got up in the coach ivith two pistols and said he proposed to kill everybody on the train. Bledsoe Jrew a pistol and shot him in the forebead. Elliston had a jug of whisky between his legs The United States transport Thomas, which went aground sn Guam a few days ago has been floated....A special census report says that of all the people in the United States one out of every 1,200 is blind ind one out of every 800 is deaf A one highwayman robbed five stage coaches in the Yosemite Park. California, last Sunday. All the coaches were traveling the same way, one far enough ucniuu me ouier iu <i\uiu 11n- uum aim is they reached the robber's stuiul at l curve in the road he would make the driver halt and order the passengers to throw out their valuables. He then walked off in the brush and disappear<1 Secretary Taft delivers an address before the North < 'arolina Republican convention at flrcensboro tolay Mr. and Mrs. I.ongworth are now visiting i.i Paris Two sheet iron workers wire killed in Cincinnati, uhio, last Wednesday by falling to the bottom of a 1(10 foot smoke stack.... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad company has declared a dividend of per [ ent on its first preferred stock Two persons were killed and six were injured by the explosion of a gasolene tank in Saginaw, Michigan, last Friday.... At Mil chow. Roland, a few days ago, a i company of Cossacks made a raid on t lime kiln that was under suspicion us being us. d for manufacturing explosives. As the Cossacks got into the enclosure there was a tremendous explosion and eight of them were killed. Several were wounded...A report from Laredo, Texas brings information of Inavy rains on Saturday night and Sunday that washed away railroad racks Have Simpson a prominent iti/eii of Rirmingham. Ala., shot and tilled himself last Saturday on the <teps of a ehureh \V. I'. Kenihs of Boston. Mass., died at I^?wreneeville, fa., last Sunday from the effects of a tvound received in the Spanish war... h'our men were killed in a head on colision on the Western and Atlantic rail oad near Chattanooga. Tenn., last Satjrday night. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. W. N. Ferguson, No. 1?Wants the owner to call for a sow shout. J. H. Saye for Coin.?Invites the public to a basket picnic on the occasion of the Farmers' Institute at Sharon. John R. Hart, Capt.?Gives notice to members of Co. L, to attend drill at armory Friday night, preparatory for annual encampment. J. D. Huggins, Principal?Invites you to send for catalogue of the Bethany High school. Next session begins Sept. 4th. College of Charleston?Will begin its 121st year September 28th. Tuition, $40: board and furnished room in dormitory, $11 a month. Harrison Randolph, president. York Drug store?Has Yorkville post cards, live styles at five cents each, or twenty cents per set of five. Felsnaptha soap. York Supply Co.?Wants you to call on them for shingles, v-crimped and corrugated iron when you cover your house. Has Mason's fruit jars. Swift's hams, etc. Strauss-Smith Co.?Have inaugurated an after stock-taking sale which will continue for ten days and quotes prices on various lines of summer goods. First National Bank?Tells you to ask your neighbor who keeps a bank account how he likes It. Thomson Co.?Reminds you of the big* clearance sale which is to continue until July 21. and invites you to visit them during the sale. M. W. White?Says some people hold to an investment, sometimes poor, because they are afraid some one else will make a good thing out of it. Foushee Cash Store?Will continue its special pants sale during this week. Its dress making department is equipped for business. Yorkville Buggy Co.?Is ready to furnish you with lumber and heart pine shingles. J. Q. Wray, The Leader?Calls attention to the reduced prices he is offering on summer dress goods and calls attention to a hall rack he will give a. v. aj . W. M. Kennedy, Agent?Has choice line of teas including Gold Rose, Gunpowder and black teas, Egg-osee, Kingan's hams, fruit Jars, etc. According to a schedule of dates given out to the press. Senator Tillman will speak at Filbert on Tuesday, July 24. The Fort Mill Times is responsible for the statement that Capt. J. W. Ardrey will not stand for re-election to the general assembly. All of the York county members are included in the list of those who must be left at home, according to the orders of Senator Tillman, because of their support 01 ine iwauiuiu um. People in town yesterday from different sections of the county say that the rairi of Sunday afternoon was quite general. The common report as to crops is that they are looking fine. The grand jury has been making quite extensive investigations into the affairs of the county, but has nothing to report at this term of the court that seems to be deserving of especial attention. It may, however, see proper to make some recommendations at the next term of the court. Chairman Brice has called the York county Democratic executive committee to meet in the court house next Saturday to arrange the matters of fixing campaign assessments and the county campaign and to attend to such other business as may be brought to the committee's attention. Mr. W. L. Plaxico of Clay Hill, left at this office yesterday some specimens of Kelsey Japanese plums, of which he has an abundance. These plums are about as large as guinea eggs, arm of a greenish brown color on the outi^pe and blood red on the inside. They are of delightful flavor and said to be very fine not only for eating but for canning. Mr. Plaxico also has choice varieties of Burbank plums and of peach apricots. Hon. R. W. Memminger, of Charleston is presiding over the circuit court of York county for the first time. In addressing the grand jury in Chester last week, he read a carefully prepared paper on the judicial history of the state from the proprietary days down to the present time and made some interesting remarks on the jury law. Its advantages and its defects. Members of the York county bar would have also been pleased to have heard this paper; but at the request of the Chester bar his honor has consented to print what he had to say so that it may be had in permanent form. Judge Memmlnger is making a pleasant impression upon the people up this way, and the concensus of opinion seems to be that he is the right man for this very difficult position. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. The summer term of the court of general sessions for York county convened in Yorkville yesterday, the Hon. R. \V. Memminger of Charleston, presiding, Solicitor J. K. Henry representing the state, Mr. H. I. McCaw taking the testimony and the various local officials in their respective positions. Upon the call of the grand jurors, the following answered to their names: \V. J. Caveny, foreman; \V. B. Williams, W. H. Stowe, Septimus Huey, O. W. Hartness, J. At. Brian, J. G. Anderson, Mansfield Gordon, R. B. Lowry. J. E. Harshaw, W. Y. Baker, W. W. Miller. R. B. White, C. L. Moore, T. H. Bludworth, J. E. Burns, F. W. Hope, J. A. Forysthe. The sheriffs return on the venire of petit jurors showed that all had been served with the exception of W. S. Starr and W. AI. McGill, who were reported "not found." Upon the call of the clerk, the following answered to their names: Claude Inmun, A. K. Sherer, W. L. Wallace, J. S. Stultz G. S. Cobb. T. B. Nichols, B. M. Johnson, H. L. Wright. J. M. Campbell, J. M. Ferguson, J. L. McCarter, S. C. Carson, J. J. Miller Hush Marie, S. G. Westbrooks, J. Mark Moore, W. S. Leslie, W. R. Rateree, R. P. Workman, R. M. Brutton, W. C. Latimer, C. C. Hope, J. H. Miller, R. L. Devinney, J. W. Latham, W. J. Bracket, C\ L. Diehl, R. J. Davis, J. B. Roach. R. IK Brison J. Hope Adams, C. S. Gordon, 10. L. Garrison, J. S. Sturgis. For reasons considered sufficient the court excused Messrs. C. L. Diehl and R. J. Davis and afterward W. S. Leslie. John Mittagg, charged with breaking into a railroad car, plead guilty a id was sentenced to eight months. Kininet Land plead guilty of housebreaking and larceny and was sentenced to one year on the public works. Frank Wilson was tried on the charge of assault and battery with intent to kill, convicted and sentenced to the cbaingang for a period of live years. This is the little negro who terrorized people in the neighborhood of Ki hit's Mountain Chanel for some weeks ami who was finally run down hy a posse. Julie Wilsmi and Bob Jackson plead guilty of violation of the dispensary law and were each sentenced to three month or $100. All the sessions business that was ready for trial having been disposed of yesterday afternoon, the arson case against Tobe Burris, the only remaining prisoner in jail, was continued un til next fall, and the jurors were discharged until tomorriw morning. At a meeting of the bar yesterdaj afternoon it was decided to go lntc Calendar No. 1 tomorrow and th? understanding Is th.it the first cast to be taken up will b? that of Josle K Goins vs. the Southern railroad. At to whether the court will be kept busj during the balance of the week remain* to be seen. GRAND JURY'S REPORT. The grand jury wan discharged yesterday afternoon after having submit ted as its final presentment the following: To Hon. R. W. Memtiinger, Presidinf Judge. We. the grand jury of York count} beg leave to submit the following report: 1st. We have passed upon all bill! of indictment handed as by the solicitoi and returned the same to the court witi our findings thereon. 2d. We have appointed committee; to examine the county offices a.id various county institutions and their report will be filed at a succeeding terrr of this court. 2d. Reports from different section: of the county indicate that the publb roads are in a generally bad condition; bridges are in a more or less dangerou: fix and many of the -oqj} sections an without overseers. In this state of affairs we recommend ihat the supervisor at once give the matter his carefu attention, see that overseers are appointed where now there are none ant give instructions that ail bridges ir need of repairs receive attention forthwith. All the roads should be put ir good shape during the summer. Thanking your honor, the solicitoi and other officers of the court for th< courtesies extended to us in the discharge of our duties, we beg the discretion of the court, to be discharger from further attendance upon thl: term. All of which is res|>ectfully submitted, W. J. Caveny Foreman. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The Yorkville and Hickory Grov< teams played in Yorkville last Frldaj afternoon. The score was 23 to 4 ii favor of Yorkville. ? At the morning s?rvice last Sun day. Rev. W. C. Ewa -t, pastor of th( Asociate Reformed church, announcet the suspension of the night servic< during July and August. ? Material for the now freight housi at the Southern depot is being lait down rapidly and it is beginning t< look as if the building is to be con structed without further delay. ? The C. &. N.-W. reople have theii steam shovel at work in Yorkville dig ging dirt with which to raise the "dip' to the rear of the Tat ora Cotton mill The objectionable dip has been i source of more or lest inconvenlenci and concern since the road was origi nally built. ? The drawing up of a dead cat fron the court house well last Saturday morning by Mr. Minor Biggers createc quite a sensation among me users u the water and has made considerabb talk throughout the town. As to hov the eat many have gotten into the wa ter Is not known. Speculation has i that the animal may have met with th< mishap while after a lizard, a toad 01 perhaps a rat. There are those, how ever who claim that they saw a dea< cat lying in the court house yard th? day before and they believe the carcas. must have bfen thrown into the wel by some maliciously disposed person The well was cleaned out yesterday. ? There Is unusual activity in th dry goods business this week. It com menctd yesterday with the big sum mer clearance sales and there wen great crowds of shoppers in town The stores have extra help but durlni the greater part of yesterday severa of them were taxed to the limit n,~?1" onrl thi i ruur l'uiiuiiuco u<<u indications are that the rush will con tinue for some days. It is a fact tha some remarkably low prices are pre vailing just rfow, and as all the dr; goods people are giving their best at tention to the situation there is m question of the fact that the buyfer have an opportunity the like of whicl does not often come tlnelr way. Lot of staple goods are being sold a and below cost and sc far as can b gathered all the dry goods folks ar giving discounts on everything ii stock. The prices on many article axe low enough to warrant their pur chase even against the needs of nex summer. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. S. A. Glenn, of Bethel, was ii Yorkville this morning. Mr. George H. Sherer is now clerk ing for Mr. Louis Roth Mr. T. N. Thomasson has been quit ill for some days, but is now better. Mr. J. Humbert Fer?uson of Tarn pa, Fla., is up on a visi: to trienasani relatives. Mrs. John S. Jones and children an visiting Dr. H. E. McConnell's famil; in Chester. Master Guy Louthian has returne< home after a visit of several weeks t< relatives in Charlotte. Mrs. W. W. Miller and children o Rock Hill, are guests of Mr. L. R Williams and family. Mr. and Mrs. G. Cad Latimer an guests of Mr. Latimer's parents, Mr and Mrs. W. C. Latimer. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Louthiai of Charlotte, are in Yorkville spend ing a few days with relatives ant friends. Dr. Jas. P. Crawford, of Nashville Tenn., came over from Rock Hill yes terday on a visit to his father, Capt E. A. Crawford. Mr. R. S. Partlow, formerly of th< Clay Hill section, but for many year: past a citizen of Tampa, Fla., was it Yorkville yesterday on a visit. Mr. A. Springs Withers, deputy col lector of the port of Charleston, cami up last week on a visit to the family of his brother, Mr. R. ?!. Withers an< other relatives. Mrs. Jerome Wood and Mrs. Julis Parker of Chester, and Mrs. Join Hyndman of Charlote, have been it Yorkville this week the guests of Mr H. H. Beard and Mrs. E. B. Beard. Mrs. J. J. Hunter, Misses Elizabetl and Kate Hunter, Mark Moore, Ann: McCaw, Leon White ai d Messrs. W Bedford Moore, Brice McCaw, Phllli Hunter, John R. Shurley and Franl Riddle are spending the week a Blowing Rock. ?I ,.,.o Willium IV'elit, Clafl/ son of Corsicana, Te<? have beei spending a few days in Yorkville, thi guests of their aunt, Mrs. Thus. K Me Dow. They were over from Char lotte, where they have been for sonn time the guests of Mrs. It. D. Springs Both are students at the University o Texas. Their father went to Texa: shortly after the war and this Is the lirst visit of t lie sons to his old home Mr. Howard Caldwell of Columbia sp?nt Saturday and Sunday in Yorkville. on a visit to his parents, Mr. am Mrs. R. J. Caldwell. While here lu told the reporter that he has sold the big automobile iu which he made hlf recent record breaking trip to Yorkville and the sale came about as the result of the notice that was at :he time pub lished in The Enquirer. Shortly after the appearance of the article, Mr. Cald' well said, I got a telephone message > from a party who desired to trade for ? a machine like mine. The party said ? he had read what The Enquirer said . about my trip and he was satisfied that a 3 my machine would suit. ^ r Washington corespondenee of the v 3 Spartanburg Journal: When the sec- ^ 'otorv t\f f hu r*uvv u'aiitpH ^ man that ? .? ?, ? was absolutely fearless to go with the 0 big drydock Dewey on her hazardous j, trip to Manila, a short time ago, he a - picked out a South Carolinian for the n . duty?brainard M. Dobson of fork v county. Dobson has been in the naval n j ..vfvice for hardly two years, but in a that lime he has evidenced so high a c regaru lor his duty that he was chos- r en to accompany the dry dock on its perilous journey of thousands of miles ? across the waters to Manila. Within $ a short time the Dewey will reach her s destination unless unforeseen acci- , .cuts happen, and Dobson will here- c utier stand high in naval circles. LOCAL LACONICS. ii We Will Send The Enquirer o From this date until January 1st, b 1907, for 96 cents. ii i-ort Mill Tiger. 8 Fort Mill special of Saturday to Coluinbia State: R. G. Barrett, who has " had numerous tilts with the law about c the whisky business, is in the guard- ^ house tonight, charged by the town au- 13 thorities with retailing whisky and by ^ the state authorities with storing con- ^ traband whisky. Chief of Police Potts P assisted by state constables, today 1 ' found twenty-nine pints of whisky iu a ' i trap made in the wainscoting of Bar- a ? ^.a?a it . rett's house. Mr. Potts was sure inai the whisky was in the house and spent ' tour hours in the search, Anally And- u ing it. *' - Chickamauga Encampment. f Elsewhere in today's issue Capt. J. ^ 1 R. Hart of the Jasper Light Infantry 3 publishes a notice with reference to ^ " the proposed encampment at Chicka muuga. Speaking of the matter yes- . ' terday, Capt. Hart says that he will ' be allowed to take only three otAc.ers a and torty men and as about sixty men ^ - have already signified a desire to go ^ 1 selection will have to be made on a 1 basis of length of service. The company will leave here o.i August 10 and break camp at Chickamauga on the r morning of the 17th. He does not understand that there is to be a sham c battle this year; but that the troops a will be trained in outpost work, target 1^ 1 practice, etc. 3 ^ ~ Now Surely Not! v "The Rock Hill Record believes," v says that paper in its issue of yester, day, "that the conference called for f c j July 16 at Yorkville of 'the reform- v j ers, the friends of Senator Tillman t and the dispensary system' to be t * nothing more nor less than a confer- ' ence of dispensary advocates?this ( t and nothing less. True, the men who t s signed this call are supporters of Till- 1 man, but there are scores of men in t this county who are supporters of t j Tillman and at the same time dead ? set against the dispensary. Every- t thing goes in politics; but The Record t I believes the men who call for this t conference would have acted with f ! V more wisdom had they not tried to j cloak this conference in the guise of t one for 'reformers and the friends of ' Senator Tillman.' Stand on your own bottom, gentlemen. Make an above- r board tight for the principles you f i. ,,i Tho npnnlc are not easily < g fooled. The dispensary people claim 2 I strength in this county. Then why s not let that strength sustain you?" ! ROCK HILL AND VICINITY. t . State Teachers' Association?Labor y y Situation?Chamber of Commerce? r Other Matters. I (J Correspondence ol the Yurkville Luuuirer. s s Rock Hill, July 10.?The State < Teachers' association which has been } ^ in session at Winthrop college since ' s Wednesday morning, adjourned Friday ( I afternoon after a very busy, but un- i eventful session. The officers for the e following year are: President E. S. e Dreher, Columbia,* vice presidents R. j n P. Pell, Clemson College; L. B. Haynes, , g Leesville; J. J. Dargan, Statesburg; , secretary, L. W. Dick, Abbeville; ex- ( * ecutive committee, L. T. Baker, Colum- r t bia, chairman; Patterson Wardlaw, Co- | lumbia; A. H. C5a.suue, Florence; A. R. j Banks, Lancaster. i The situation with regard to labor t in this section is something serious. It | n is next to impossible to get anything ( done promptly. The manager of the j local telephone system informs me that ( ** ntilf In a hndv > - AlUIIUci) tani m.i iiauuo Mun ... . , One of them who has been with the company for five years and who was e receiving wages of $30 per month, stated when asked why he was quitting, - that he was satisfied with his pay but 3 was "just going to quit." The telephone company is expecting to secure white men for their lines. e At the adjourned meeting of citizens f looking to the organization of a Chamber of Commerce, a committee on nominations was appointed. The cominiti tee previously appointed to solicit 3 memberships reported quite a number of names. The organization is assured and will be completed in a short ' time. Dr. J. Roddey Miller was chair,. man and Mr. John G. Anderson, secretary of the meeting. Miss Marion Logan of Yorkville, who e is the guest of Miss Lillie Earle Sad' ler, was complimented Friday evening by Misses Anna and Allie Butler Cher1 ry, who gave a picnic out at Cherry Park, near Winthrop Farm. Those " present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ] Chtrry, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson Moore, Misses Logan, Sadler, Beulah and Bessie Barron and Genevieve Anderson 1 1 f ? " ? Xf aa??o t'ro/l auu Messrs. ^ia?iuiu , - Poag, Rembert Barrett, Wade Roddey. ^ . Peter Ihrie. Fred Bell and Wesley An- a derson. t Latta Law, the youngest son of Mr. c s and Mrs. W. L. Law, suffered a very f s painful accident recently. While s t standing barefoot upon the rear hub ^ of a bicycle ridden by a playmate, his foot slipped and his great toe being - caught In the chain was almost comg pletely severed. It was given immedi- a , ate surgical attention and he is get- ' ting along very well. It is now almost * 1 certain that the boy will not lose his * toe. c i c i ? Former United States ^ Senator ' James K. Jones of Arkansas.^formerly . chairman of the National Democratic ' committee when W. J. Bryan made the race for the presidency in 1896 1 1 and 1900, has received a letter from Mr. ^ Bryan, in which the latter announces 1 that he will accept the nomination Tor ' . president for a third time if tendered , j to him. The letter is dated Stockholm, June 18, and is as follows: "I have . i been watching the political developt /nents and noted with gratification the vindication of Democratic princi- . pies. I shall do nothing to secure another nomination and do not want one ( 1 unless conditions seem to demand it. , f> I may add I enjoy the freedom of pri- , i rate life, and feel I can do some good without holding any otllce. There * are, however, certain reforms which s I would like very much to see aecom- , . plished and to assist in the acomplish- ~ C ment of these reforms I am willing to become the party's candidate again, , s if. when the time for the nomination i arrives and advocates of reform are in control of the party, think my can- j didacy would give the best assurance ' of victory. If some one else seems ' more available. I will be even better . I pleased. I need not assure you that ' , I am more interested in seeing our principles triumphant than in the ' ' personnel of the ticket. The country i needs to have Jeffersonian Democ, racy applied to every department of b government, state and national, and i o am content to help make this applica- tl tion." p TILLMAN AT SANDY FLAT (Continued from Page One.) The Issue between private control nd control by state officials must ilnge at last on the question of hether or not the people of South 'arolina shall determine that we canot find honest men enough to carry n the dispensary system and devise iws to make those who are dishonest fraid. I say we can. I do not beleve that every man who handles whisky must become a thief. 1 beleve that the people only need to see nd know that the dispensary system an be reformed and cleansed of coruptlon to make them stand by It. T -will proceed to give the plan vh! appears to me after a great leal 01 11. ought and consideration of uggestions from very many sources 0 be the best. We will begin on the 1 unties. His Plan Outlined. County dispensers should be elected n the Democratic primary the same as ther oflicers. The county board should ie composed of the mayor of the town a which a dispensary is located, the upervisor of the county, who is the lusiness agent of the county, and one nan appointed by the governor. The ounty dispenser should be removable >y the governor for cause. The state loard of control ought to be elected >y the legislature, but its duty should ie confined to general direction and su. ervlsion of the business the same as he penitentiary and hospital for the nsane are run. It should not purchase ny whisky or anything else required ri the business. Everything required, ricluding the whisky, should be bought inder annual contracts made as folows: ATter the state commissioner nas advertised In the manner prescribed by aw (and this ought to be very close .nd specific, leaving nothing to the lirection of anyone, and going fully in. o details) the bids should be opened n public by three men selected Just lefore the date fixed by the governor nd the contract made with the lowest ildder by the year for the supplies to ie ordered out by commissioner as leeded. These three men are to serve inly once and annually there shall be hree new men chosen to make the conracts. The bidders will not knew who rill make the awards and therefore annot enter into collusion in advance ind even should the governor, which is nconceivable, be willing to select a toard which would act corruptly, the pacifications of the bidding made vith minuteness and the publicity lould prevent any graft. Honesty Should Be Insured. No whisky or liquor should be purhased except from government bonded varehouses. In the case of wines and >eer the brewers should alone furnish he first direct from the breweries, and he small quantity of the other used ould be hedged about in the adverisement so as to insure honesty and he purest and best article. For the nformation of those who are not postd I will say that the government bond d warehouses are under the control of he United States internal revenue offl ials entirely and whisky deposited in hem comes directly from the still and he owner is not permitted to manipilate it or handle it in any way until he tax is paid and it Is removed. We hus get a guarantee of absolute purity vithout a chemical analysis and such Iquors are as much staple articles of ;ommerce as corn wheat or bacon. It s the blended and rectified whiskeys hat are adulterated and where the heating comis in. The biendi.ig and nixing could be done in the state dis>ensary where there would be no incentive to Increase profits by adulteritlon, besides the law would provide levere penalties for that kind of thing. The county dispensers being elected >y the people will be anxious to please he people as they will be beaten at he polls if they do not do their duty, rhe county board chosen as Indicated vi!l be responsible to the people also vith every Incentive to give a goi>d adninistration. The whisky purchased n that way will be as pure and as good is can be obtained under any possible conditions and there is absolutely no vay in which corruption can creep in, f there is the least effort on the part >f the DeoDle and the governor to pre vent it. Says Governors Neglect Duty. The trouble with the dispensary now s that our governors have neglected heir duties and have not kept supervision over the workings of the local lispensers and the state board. Excuse nay be found for this by saying the eglslature put the dispensary beyond he governor's control. This is true, n a way and it was a very great misake, yet the governor's oath of office equires him to "see that the laws are executed in mercy." And with the jower to appoint constables at his discretion and detectives also when needed t cannot be denied that the demoralzation and corruption which have been so much in evidence would have been >revented by the governors using trusted agents to keep supervision over the lispensary system and see whether the aw was being carried out. I did this. >ut my successors seem to have hought it unnecessary or too much la>or. I not only watched the dispensers, >ut I watched the constables too hrough a detective who reported to me done. The necessity for the more rigid nforcement of all law makes the comng election for governor important. Things have been run too loosely and oo little regard paid to enforcing the aw. I critisise no one, but simply rive the people the facts as I see them md, of course, they alone can apply he remedy. We should elect the govrnor who will do this and do It fearessly and zeaiously but there is still imall opportunity for graft in the icheme outlined, provided the leglslaive committee which superintends the ither state institutions and the grand uries of the various counties pay atention to their duties. No government las ever been devised that would run tself and every government is an inlex of the intelligence, public spirit ind patriotism of its people. If the >Fople are ignorant and indifferent and ease to watch and look after their afairs, the government they give themelves is inevitably bad and they can dame no one but themselves. Legislature to Blame!. The conditions in the dispensary now ire directly treaceable to the blunderng and neglect of the legislature. That iody placed the state dispensary in the lands of three politicians, elected without consideration to fitness, experience ir character, threw the door wide open, imited the salary to $400 and now we ee the result. I have always said and elleved it was designedly done to detroy it. Politics and not fitness have nest always controlled the legislative lectio is. but no amount of salary alone could cure the evil of which we com?!ain. The original board was composed of he governor, attorney general and the omptroller general, three of our lighest state officials elected by the )eop!e, but the vital mistake was in lot making strict rules and regulaions for the purchase of whisky. The nemies of the dispensary declare hat it Is inherently vicious and that t cannot be purified. This cry is inlicative that those who thus contend (radically confess that they have lost ill faith In the honesty of man or of he ability of men to give themselves ust and honest government. I for >ne do not believe that all of the honst men are dead. The people are llsgusted and they have a right to ?e, but the one crime which they honld not forgive is the failure of he last legislature to change the law o as to prevent any further stealing nd to restore the dispensary system o its original purpose, that of conrolling whisky and minimizing the vils Inst parable from Its sale and use. Legislature Is Roasted. The enemies of the dispensary were ent on killing it and the combination f political and other influences in he house having failed in that, comelied the election of a new board be cause they refused to change the law and continued all of the old and proven evils. It was the most glaring beirayal of the people's interests that I have ever known respectable white men to be guhty of, and while many of them are my friends, at least politically, I take the responsibility to say that every man who refused to put safeguards around the purchase of whisky and change the system of management in the last legislature ought to be left at home. Such men cannot be trusted. They put partisan advantage above public duty. Legislators are not the masters of the people. They are their servants and the people had not instructed them to abolish the state dispensary, for there was no such issue when they were elected; and when they themselves were responsible or their predecessors were responsible for the corruption which they had reason to believe existed, it is incomprehensible to me how any man with the least idea of obligations to the people who him could act as that legisla ture did. The people have a right to destroy the dispensary, but no more representative of the people has a right to assume such a responsibility as that would have been without having a campaign and making the issue before the people and getting Instructions from them. All I have ever asked is to have all of the white people pass on the question and let the i majority govern. 1 do not believe in permitting newspapers to dictate to a few scheming politicians and to trade among themselves and settle the question. If the people of a county want no liquor sold in it, let them vote for legislators to say so and for the candidate for governor who advocates that. Let us be open and honest in our politics and not vote for fencejtraddlers and office seekers who will say and do anything to get elected. SOUTH CAROLINA SECOND. Remarkable Growth In Cotton Manufacturing Since 1900, The striking growth in cotton manufacturing in South Carolina during the past live years is shown In a bulletin issued by the census bureau. The increase i.i producing spindles has been from 1,431 349 In 1900, to 2,864,092 in 1905, or slightly more than 100 per cent. The number of looms Increased from 42,663 to 72,702, or over 70 per ctnt. This increase does not Include a number of spindles (65,400) and looms (1,678) from idle mills. The bulletin states "in the manufacture of cotton in the United States, measured by value of products and number of producing jplndles, Soyth Carolina held second wo r*Lr of tHo canutia ref 1 QA& " Thflf statement Is already on the lips of the ichool boys in South Carolina, but it is given here to show that the census bureau specifically authorizes it Many interesting things are shown by the bulletin respecting the cotton manufacturing industry in the state, he facts, figures and conditions of 1905 being compared with those of 1900. An interesting comparison Is as to the comparative number of men, women and children, wage earners, and the comparison of wage-earners engaged in the manufacturing of cotton with those in all the Industries of the state. The proportion of the wage-earners in this industry to all the wage-earners engaged In the manufacturing industries of the state advanced from 13.8 per cent In 1870 to 62.7 per cent in 1905. The percentage of men changed from 25.7 per cent in 1870 to 49 per cent in 1905, while the percentage of women changed from 45.3 per cent in the earlier year to 27.3 per cent In the later year. These percentages show that the relative importance of these two classes of wage-earners has been practically reversed during the thirty-five years. But this statement in the bulletin may surprise some people who have been contending or who have been misled by other's contending into believing that child labor in the mills has been altogether discontinued. The bulletin says: ornkA ?L(i<1.yvH tllA i uc piupuuiuu ul uiiiurcu iu iuc total number of wage-earners shows the least change, the percentage having decreased from 29 In 1870 to 2S.7 In 1905." It Is also stated that in 1905 the cotton manufacturing industry represented 72.6 per cent of the capital In the state 62.7 per cent of the average number of wage-earners, 55.5 per cent of the wages paid, and 62.3 per cent of the value of products for the whole state. The number of establishments Increased from 80 In 1900 to 127 in 1905, while the capital increased $43,078,483, or 109.7 per cent.; the number of wageearners, 7,070, or 23.4 per cent; the wages paid $2,634,849, or 52 per cent; and the value of products, $19,713,726, or 66.3 per cent.?Zack McGhee's Washington letter to Columbia State. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Mr. W. P. Pollock, a member of the legislature, and who is well known throughout the state, has been extromolv 411 at Vila knma In PKoraw fr\r? some time. It was reported today that he Is very much worse and was thought to be In a dying condition this morning. He Is a young man but has had considerable prominence In the politics of the state. ? Columbia. July 9: Senator B. R. Tillman addressed an enormous audience here tonight from the steps of the state house. The crowd was one of the largest that has ever gathered in this city. The crowd was representative. there being also many ladles present. Senator Tillman made a characteristic speech denouncing everything. He paid his respects to the Spartanburg situation and roasted the Spartanburg county delegation which had recommended the appointment of a board of control which afterwards proved corrupt. The senator said the delegation then declared the whole dispensary was rotten and came down to the legislature and voted against the institution. Senator Tillman, after cussing out things in general, concentrated his attention on Mr. J. Fraser Lyon, candidate for attorney general. Tillman denounced Lyon in opprobrious terms and called him about everything that he could in a public speech. He referred to the piano incident which occurred in the spring and said that Lyon was a "liar, a cur and a malicious slanderer." He said that Lyon's letter in regard to that incident with "his dirty name signed," was a lie. In the course of his remarks he said that the reason that Lyon misrepresented Abbeville county was because that county had treated him as a gentleman. Mr. Lyon was not present In the audience tonight. ? Hardeeville special of July 6, to the Columbia State: The negro who killed Mr. Schlegelmilch is here guarded by Sheriff McTeer and Deputy White and will be taken to Beaufort this mornine. A dossp headed bv Hon. W. N. Heyward has been out since yesterday morning:. The negro was finally caugrht this afternoon in the marshes twelve miles from Bluffton by a party composed of Messrs. A1 Martin. Ha! Heyward and Senator Christensrn. He was carried back six miles to the scene of the killing: and turned over to the deputy sheriff. The murdered man's father and brother were present and urged their neighbors, a large num. ber of whom were present, to allow the 'aw to take its course. There has been no serious talk of lynching, though the county has been much stirred up over the whole affair. The prisoner was brought at once seventeen miles to Hardeeville. Mr. A1 Martin, who assisted in the capture, is a brother-inlaw of Mr. Schlegelmi!ch and an uncle of the Mr. James Martin, who was killed by a negro in Bluffton last fall. He with his two companions, was rowed to a small Wand surrounded by many mi!es of marsh and creeks. The negro was seen crawling through the marshes and tracked to a creek which he was swimmi 'g when he was brought to bay. He confessed the shooting but said it was accidental. The Messrs. Heyward and their companions have been indefatigable and cool under trying circumstances and deserve much credit In locating the prisoner and assisting In bri iging him here unharmed. The negro boy who shot Charley Harrison has not heen caught. It Is now thought that the shooting was accidental. Special jBotires. Communion at Bethel. Rev. R. C. Anderson of Gastonia, will preach at Bethel church next Friday and Saturday. July 13th and 14th, preparatory to the communion on Sunday. It W. B. Arrowood.