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? At Mobile Ala., last Saturday the Federal grand jury returned indictments against twenty-four persons, among them several of the wealthiest men of New Orleans, for alleged conspiracy in violating anti-lottery law. These Include, Albert Baldwin, Sr., president of the New Orleans National bank, Frank T. Howard, receiver of the New Orleans Water Works and capitalist, David Hennon Morris and Albert Henner Morris, capitalists. The grand jury, which still is in session is expected to return many additional indictments. Three hours after th? indictments issued from the grand jury, the parties were arrested and allowed to give bond. Francis K. Kitzpatrick of Boston pleaded gruilty today and will be sentenced the fourth Monday in May. ? The following delegates have been selected to represent the United states in the peace conference at The Hague, in May: Joseph M. Choate, tormer ambassador to Great Britain; General Horace Porter, tormer ambassador to Prance; U. M. Rose, of Arkansas former president of the American bar association; David Jayne Hill, American Minister to the Netherlands; brigadier General George b. .Davis, judge advocate general, L'. S. A.; Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, U. S. N., president of the Naval War college; William I. Buchanan, chairman of tne American delegation to the Rio conference; Chancier Hale, of Maine, former secretary of tne American embassy at Vienna; James brown bcott, solicitor of the department ot state; Charles Henry butler, reporter of the United states supreme court. ? Washington dispatch, April 13: The Daughters of the American Revolution have been speculating in railroad stocks and bonds, and have lost several thousand dollars. The racts were aired at a caucus ot the D. a. R. at the Hbbitt House. Mrs. M. K. S. Davis, treasurer general, made her report, and said the society was in debt for the nrst time In its history. It appears that the money of the society?some of Its trust funds?was invested in Baltimore and Ohio, Union Pacific, Chicago and Northwestern and Chicago and Alton. This was before the Harriman disclosures. Mrs. Davis mournfully declared the society had bungled and would not get any return on Its Investment for twenty years. The finance committee went into speculation, it seems, in the hope of making money for Continental Hall. ? John F. Stevens, who recently resigned as chief engineer of the Panama canal, arrived In New York last Saturday from Colon. To a newspaper reporter Mr. Stevens said he resigned for purely personal reasons, 'ihe report that the canal will never be built because there was no rock loundation for it, Mr. Stevens said "is all rot," adding, "the foundations on the isthmus are as good as in New York city." ' Will you see the president in Washington?" he was asked. "If he wants to see me he will know where to find me," answered the chief engineer. "I have done my share of tne work on the canal, and 1 am willing that some one else should take a hand. The people of the United States should get the idea out of their heads that the canal work is not progressing. It is going on splendidly." Asked as to whether he thought the canal eventually would be of the sea-level type, ne replied: unaouDteaiy, in ume. ? The controversy over "what is whisky?" was settled by President Roosevelt last week when he wrote a letter to the secretary of agriculture approving a legal decision on the subject by the attorney general. The action will affect possibly ninety per cent of all the so-called whiskies sold in the United States. Incidentally, the outcome is a victory for Dr. H. W. Wylie, the chemist of the agricultural department. It was he who first exploited widely the theory that in nine cases out of ten the thing that folks ' think is whisky is either not whisky at all or is partly whisky and partly something else. The substance of President Roosevelt's letter is that all so-called whiskies shall be labelled for Just what they are. "Straight" whisky is the only kind of firewater henceforth permitted to use the unmodified name "whisky." Charles J. Bonaparte facetiously suggests several waggish names for the different sorts of whiskies and alleged whiskies in order that they comply strictly with the law. For straight whisky he suggests the brand "E Pluribus Unum." and for a rank imitation he would attach the label, "Something better than whisky." Attorney General Bonaparte brings out in his opinion an extended discussion of impressions produced by the beverage on the senses or taste ana smeii. me aeciston 01 x the attorney general and Its approval by the president marks a definite development, and the administration hopes the closing incident in a long and hard-fought contest. During the discussion of the pure food bill, and ever since tfce secretary of agriculture proposed to frame regulations under the pure food law, there has been a most powerful lobby in Washington trying to prevent the action which has now been taken. ? What promises to be one of the greatest legal battles in the history of the United States is to be opened at Boise, Iowa, on May 9th, next, when William D, Haywood, secretary of the Western Federation of Miners, will be put on trial for his life. Haywood, with Moyer and Pettibone are charged with having murdered Governor Frank Stunenberg, of Iowa, about two years ago. The governor was killed by an infernal machine which had been attached to his yard gate, and so arranged and timed that the opening of the gate would cause the explosion. Detectives alleged that the Western Federation of Miners were responsible for the murder of the governor, and finally arrested Haywood, Moyer and Pettlbone, officers of the federation, charging them with the crime. The men were arrested in Colorado during the height of the miners' strike in that state two years ago, and realizing that the possibility of getting the men to Iowa was extremely slim, the Iowa officers with the assistance of the Colorado officials practically kidnapped the prisoners and landed them in an Iowa jail, where they have since been confined without trial. The state of Iowa has spared 110 time or expense in its search for evidence that will be sufficient to insure a conviction of the accused, the state legislature having appropriated $50,000 for that purpose, and practically assured the prosecuting attorneys that expense was not to be considered if conviction could be accomplished. On the other side the defense is putting up a tremendous fight, its money being furnished in almost unlimited quantities b> the labor unions of the country- Both sides have scores of detectives, who have been engaged in watching the opposing side's every movement. They have scoured every western state for evidence for the side on which they were employed. Boise is likened to a Russian town where every person that comes and goes is constantly under the surveillance of the detectives of the prosecution and the defense. The trial of Haywood, who will be the first of the trio to face the court, will be long drawn out. and on the outcome of his case will depend the disposition of the two men accused wun njm. ?ltr llorluillr (fnquirrr. YORKVIILE, S. C.i TUESDAY, APRIL 16. 1907. Although for a while it looked as if Harry K. Thaw might be acquitted of the murder of Stanford White, the outcome of the trial Indicates that the law still has a good hold in the courts of New York. Mr. Delmas made a remarkably shrewd showing in the beginning but before it was over Jerome proved that after all, the law comes first. Newspaper references to the subject indicate that there is a very general opinion to the effect that Attorney Delmas made a serious mistake in the coining of his phrase "Dementia Americana." It made necessary the statement of Justice Fitzgerald to the jury that, "we are living in a civilized community," and strengthened the already predominant inclination of the Jurors to consider the case, to the best of their ability, in the light of the law of the evidence only. Mayor Reyburn of Philadelphia, who was recently sworn into office,) has just gotten an idea of the force of public opinion when once it is thor ougniy arouseu. a ie? uaj o the mayor was walking across the plaza of the Philadelphia city hall, one of the thousands of pigeons that make their homes in the dome of the building and find their food on the plaza, blew against the silk hat of the mayor and rolled it in the dirt. The mayor is represented as having been much Incensed at the indignifled action of the bird and forthwith issued a decree that the pigeons must be driven out of the dome of the city hall and banished from their feeding grounds on the plaza, ordering that water be turned on them from a hose to drive the birds away. As soon as knowledge of the order became general the Philadelphia newspapers and hundreds of citizens put up such a protest against the mayor's order that the head of the Quaker City's government decided that the pigeons can stay where they have been for years. MERE-MENTION. The peninsular of Michigan was covered with snow six to eight inches deep Friday From 1885 to 1904 there was a yearly average of 6,597 homicides in the United States. The percentage of convictions was 1.3 per cent. This country leads all others in the number of homicides. George Burnham Jr., attorney, who was convicted in New York some months ago, of grand larceny in connection with the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Insurance company, has been disbarred by the New York court of appeals A bill to prevent testimony by alienists as to supposed insanity of persons on trial in all murder cases, has been introduced in the New York legislature Secret service agents are searching for shovers of counterfeit silver dollars in Columbus, Ohio. The spurious coin is said to be perfect in every respect except the "ring."... .Louisville, Ky.. was visited by a 5100.000 Are last Friday The building and plant of the Rome, Ga., Tribune was destroyed by fire last Friday. The loss was 350,000 The Standard Oil company has announced an advance in the price of gasoline of one cent a gallon A baby girl was born in Bellevie hospital. New York, last Friday ten minutes after its mother's death It is expected that the Russian duma will soon be dissolved by an imperial edict A monument to the memory of Rough Riders who died in the Cuban campaign and who have died since then, was unveiled in Arlington cemetery. Washington last Thursday. President Roosevelt made the dedicatory address A valuable race horse became so frightened at an automobile near Lexington. Ky.. last Friday, that it dropped dead....The trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of Stanford White, was the longest on record in Xew York city....John Alfred, ten years old, was run over and killed by a street car at Greensboro. X. C.. Friday Harvie Jordan, president of the Southern Cotton Grower's association will attend a meeting of international cotton growers and spinners in Vienna. Germany, May 22-24 Fifteen hundred wood workers are on a strike at Dubuciue. Iowa, for more pay and shorter hours A negro woman who claimed 10 De i<>u years old. died in Atlanta. Thursday last... John A Kebler. general manager of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company, died Friday at Denver. Col., from ptomaine poisoning, supposed to he due to eating canned salmon Two German aeronauts last week covered a distance of 812 miles In nineteen hours. They started from Berlin and landed in England The presbytery of Norfolk, in session at Wachaprague, Va.. has voted against the proposed federation of the Presbyterian bodies of the country. The opposition to the federation is based on race , and theological questions Judge Landis in the I'nited States district court. Chicago, has overruled a motion to quash the indictments against me i>iauuuiu v^n vwn.^u...,. . . Five thousand persons are dying daily in the famine district of China President Bonilla of Honduras, surrendered to Xfcaraguan forces Friday and the war is considered to be at an end. A conference of all the Central American republics, looking to permanent peace, will probably be held in Mexico City A clerk in the St. Louis postoffiee had a finger blown off one day last week when he struck a package with his canceling stamp. The package is supposed to have contained dynamite Glasgow, Scotland. will soon send a delegation of business men to Inspect conditions In Chicago's packing houses. ... T. Four hundred thousand Chinese in China's famine districts are being taken care of on the donations of foreign countries The Russell Sage Foundation has been incorporated under the laws of New York state Robert C. Ogden of New York, has been reelected president of the conference for education in the south, despite his expressed desire' to retire Lord Cromer, British consul to Egypt since 1883, and popularly known as "the maker of Egypt," has resigned because of ill-health.... W. H.Bruce und John Williams and Rebecca Harking, all Americans have been sentenced to prison in England, for a theft of jewelry Robt. N. Crow, who attempted suicide in a Pittsburg Pa., theatre last week, will recover. He was temporarily insane over imaginary financial troubles English newspapers say that Delmas' address to the Thaw jury was "flapdoodle" Cattlemen of the Argentine Republic are backing an expedition for a search for the south pole A bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin legislature to compel the wealthy wives of civil war veterans to support their husbands John W. Yerkes, commissioner of internal revenue, has resigned A Berlin newspaper declares that the "reign" of Rockefeller and Carnegie in the United States will soon come to an end A row has split the Union Presbyterian church of Philadelphia into two factions and a receiver has been appointed to administer the affairs of the church The Thaw trial cost the family $235,OuO, and the county of New York $78,686, according to the Philadelphia Ledger Commodore Peary will start on his next expedition in search of the north pole about July 1. The health department of Philadelphia is fighting an epidemic of "spotted fever"... .The legislature of New Jersey has created a railroad commission to be appointed by the governor Fourteen Mexican miners were smothered to death at the Das Estrellas mining camp, Saturday. The appellate court of Illinois has rendered a decision to the effect that public policy forbids the recovery of life insurance on the life of a person executed for murder The Clyde line steamer Arapaho was towed into New York harbor last Friday with a unmcii rvcv. r iuuiv Riley, formerly a member of the South Georgia Methodist conference, committed suicide in Atlanta, Friday, by inhaling gas.......Representatives of the Norfolk and Western, Chesapeake and Ohio and Southern railways in conference with an inter-denomlnatlonal church commission at Lynchburg, Va., last week, agreed to discontinue Sunday excursion rates James Glllet, at one time Mark Twain's mining partner and original of that author's "Truthful James," ^<ed in California, Saturday Dr. Horace N. Marvin of Delaware, still contlues the search for his missing son, supposed to have been kidnapped several weeks ago Seven prisoners <vere killed and twenty-one were Injured by soldiers quelling a mutiny In the prison at Riga, Russia, Saturday Premier Stolypin has asked the Russian parliament for an appropriation of $11,500,000 for the relief of the famine provinces Chilpancingo, Mexico, was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake yesterday. The known dead numbers eleven and the injured twenty-seven Tom Walker, colored, was hanged at Fayetteville, N. c\, yesterday for the murder of Chief of Police Chason and Policeman Lockamy several weeks ago The Jail at Beattyville, Ky., Is under guard to prevent the lynching of Clay Thomas and Levi Reynolds, who are charged with the killing of Jesse Abner The Oriental limited train on the Great Northern railway, was wrecked at Bartlett, S. D., early yesterday morning. Five persons were killed and a score or more Injured The annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution is in session at Washington Jas. H. Eckles, comptroller of the currency under the Cleveland administration, died in Chicago Sunday. DISAGREEMENT OF THAW JURY. After Nearly Forty-Eight Hours Stood Seven to Five For Conviction. A New York dispatch of Friday night to the daily papers told of the end of the Thaw trial as follows: Hopelessly divided, seven for a verdict of murder in the first degree and five for acquittal on the ground of insanity the jury which since the 23rd of last January had been trying Harry K. Thaw reported yesterday after 47 hours and eight minutes of deliberation that it could not agree upon a verdict. The twelve men were promptly discharged by Justice Fitzgerald, who declared that he too, believed their task was hopeless. Thaw was remanded to the Tombs without bail to await a second trial on the charge of having murdered Stanford White, the noted architect. When this new trial would take place no one connected with the case could express an opinion. District Attorney Jerome declared that there were many other persons accused of homicide awaiting trial and Thaw would have to take his turn with the rest. As to a possible change of venue, both the district attorney and iuuur>ci iui nm?> uctmicu nicy ?wutu make no such move. Thaw's attorneys will huve a conference today with the prisoner to decide upon their next step. They may make an early application for ball. Mr. Jerome said he would strenuously oppose It. He added the belief that as seven of the jurors had voted for "guilty" his opposition probably would be successful, in that event Thaw has another long summer before him In the city prison. for his case on the already crowded criminal calendar cannot possibly be reached until some time next fall. The sessions of the jury were not altogether pleasant and peaceful. There were many stormy arguments and at one time charges of inconsistency and breaking faith with the orders of the court were made, but at no point of the deliberations did the foreman lose control of the situation. He successfully held the twelve men in check and was the first to suggest when It was seen that there was no possibility of a verdict being reached that they report the matter to Justice Fitzgerald and leave the further disposition of the case to his Judgment. Wilbur F. Steele. Juror No. !>, said: "We considered insanity in many phases, but did not give the subject of wronged womanhood any lengthy debate. In fact, scarcely any. The question which was considered at unusual length was whether Thaw was insane at the moment he shot Stanford White and whether at that moment he was responsible for his actions." Juror Joseph Polton said: "There was no question of the unwritten law or of 'dementia Americana' in our deliberations. We considered the case from a purely legal standpoint. We were not swayed by emotion." "The jury when considering the case took no stock in 'brain storms,' " said Juror Cleorge H. Fecke. "We did not pay any undue amount of attention to the testimony of alienists, either." Mr. Fecke added. It was after Mr. Dennee naci reau some of Thaw's letters, that the latter decided that there was a reasonable doubt as to* Thaw's Insanity. Dennee then joined the four men who had stood for acquittal on the grounds of insanity. LOCAX. AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Miss Rosa Lindsay?Will be absent from her studio Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Miss Bessie Barran, Pres.?Announces that the U. D. C.'s will sell candy and cakes at X. W. Johnson's store Friday afternoon. R. E. Montgomery?Wants to find his brown and white spotted pointer dog "Joe," Reasonable reward for his return. J. A. Tate, C. *C. C. Pis.?Gives notice of sale of real estate involved in the suit of J. S. Brice, Guardian against Laura E. and C. G. Parish. Loan and Savings Bank?Tells you i that banking with it is safe, profitable and convenient. It solicits your business whether large or small. York Supply Co.?Gives you directions as to how to produce nrty ousneis of corn on an acre of ground and tells you what fertilizers to use. Planet Jr. cultivators. M. W. White?Defines the difference between what is speculation and what is an investment. Offers valuable town lot for sale. Bank of Hickory Grove?Solicits a share of your banking business, and ! will give it careful attention regardless of size. First National Bank?Says that money kept about the house or office is a constant source of danger, and Invites you to deposit your money with it. Yorkville Buggy Co.?Calls your attention to the benefits to be derived from the use of the Georgia fertilizer, cotton and corn planter. It saves expense In planting. J. J. Keller & Co.?Have received an advance tip on the weather and advise you to place an early order for fly screens for your doors and wlni dows. I. W. Johnson?Extends an invitation to the ladies to visit his store next Friday to witness a demonstration of the famous Heinz "57 varieties." York Drug Store?Insists that there is nothing that is equal chloro-naptholeum as a dis'nfectant and deodorizer and for destroying vermin of all kinds that Infest any kind of domestic animals, fowls, etc. Quart, half gallon and gallon cans. Thomson Co.?Is making a big showing in its millinery department and invites the ladies to visit that department for m 'linery. They are also making an attractive showing of silks. McFadden A Son are making regular automobile trips between Rock Hill and Yorkville this week. Although there haa been quite a lot r?lonto/l nbnnlp epnprnllv Ill CllUII (MUiltVU, o W have not been in much of a hurry about the matter and up to this time they have reason to congratulate themselves. Mr. J. Barney Barron of Tlrzah. came in yesterday to pay for the recent advertisement In which he offered a cow for sale. He said that he sold the cow to Mr. R. J. Caldwell of Yorkvllle, next day after the appearance of the paper and had half a dozen other applications afterward. The somewhat novel suggestion of John Temple Graves to the effect that Mr. Bryan should nominate Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency because Mr. Roosevelt has done so much to carry out Mr. Bryan's policies, has been met with the other side of the same proposition to the effect that it would be more proper that since Mr. Roosevelt has made himself ineligible to another nomination he should propose Mr. Bryan for the place. In reply to Mr. Graves, Mr. Bryan said that "as at present advised" he would not accept the suggestion, and it is not likely that Mr. Roosevelt will consider it either. As a matter of fact there is very little but buncombe in the whole business. The informatibn published In The Rnnnlrpr last Fridav as to the mis trial In the Thaw case wag somewhat premature. The people at the telegraph office had advised us that they would catch the news as to what the Jury did as soon as It became known and that they would let us know. About noon they sent us a telephone message to the effect that there was a mistrial, and without any further effort at verification the Information was printed. There wag very little reason to doubt its correctness, especially In view of the fact that the Jury had been out so long. As a matter of fact, however, the jury was not finally discharged until 4.30 p. m. Friday, too late for the news to be published In the regular editions of the afternoon papers. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The second cake and bread sale advertised by the Ladles A.d society of the Associate Reformed church to take place at the store of Mr. W. M. Kennedy last Saturday, proved like the first, a success. All the bread, cakes and dressed fowls provided were sold in a short time and a nice sum was realized. ? The first destruction of whisky In this county under the Carey-Cothran law took place yesterday when Sheriff Brown disposed of the two gallon jug of spirits that was captured on the recent raid on a still near the A. C. Stroup old place. The jug was broken in the street and the liquor was allowed to flow where it would. Mr. Andy Qulnn, who was one of the party that made the seizure, said he was satisfied that the whisky would run considerably over 100 proof. ? Mrs. E. C. Hanahan died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Beard last Sunday afternoon after a brief illness extending over a week. Mrs. Hanahan was Miss Emma Kennedy of Columbia, where she was born and where she lived the greater portion of the sixty-two years of her life. Her husband was the late Wm. Hanahan. She was a woman of fine Christian charoeter and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by four children, Mrs. E. B. Beard of Yorkvilie, Mrs. VV. J. Dawkins of Asheville, Dr. James L. Hanahan of Columbia, and Mr. toward Hanahan of Birmingham. Ala., also one sister. Mrs. Squier of Columbia, and two brothers of Charlotte, all of whom but one were with her In her last moments. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Church o. Me Good Shepherd, the services being conducted by Rev. J. O. Babin. CLAIMS OF THE CATAWBAS. Mr. J. D. Lesslle, agent of the Catawba Indians, was In Columbia last Friday, according to the State, to see Governor Ansel and Mr. Lyon, attorney general, in regard to the claims being made by members of this tribe of Indians who have been residing without the limits of the state for a share of the $3,000 appropriation made by the general assembly. Five members of the Catawba tribe who have been living in North Carolina for several years have recently returned to the reservation In this state and called upon Mr. Lesslie for a pro rata share of the appropriation. Mr. I.esslie also received a letter from a member of the tribe in Colorado statins that there were twenty-seven Catawbas out there and asking for their share of the appropriation. In 11)05 Mr. Lesslie got an opinion from Assistant Attorney General Townsend to the effect that no mem ber of the tribe, except those actuail] living on the reservation at the time the appropriation was made, Is en' titled to any part of the money. Acting upon this, he refused to give th< recent arrivals from North Carolini any part of the appropriation and ad dressed a letter to the Colorado In dlans explaining that they were entl tied to no division. Gov. Ansel Informed him yesterda; *-?? <TVI t Ann I o a mill II1UI lit: uiu iftiu. Iiaciv lo U *U.< among the Catawbas that a membe cf the tribe who has not continuous!; resided upon the reservation for si: months prior to the time the appro priation Is made by the legislature I entitled to no part of It. Chief Har rts said yesterday that his people ha< no objection to these old members o the tribe who had left returning, bu are not willing that they should com back for the purpose of sharing h the appropriation, only to take thei departure again as soon as they ar paid off. ARBOR DAY. President Roosevelt has addressee the following message to the schoc children of the United States on th significance of Arbor Day: "Arbor Day (which means simpl; 'Tree Day') is now observed in ever state in our Union?and mainly in th schools. At various times from Jan uary to December, but chiefly in thl o# An^i tf/\n o-hfo o Hov nr nor mon in ui jr%.y in jv/u o??v, ?, r? of a pay to special exercises and per haps to actual tree planting, in recog nltion of the importance of trees t us as a nation, and for what they yieli in adornment, comfort and usefu products to the communities in whicl you live. "It is well that you should celebrat your Arbor Day thoughtfully, fo within the lifetime the nation's need o trees will become serious. We of ai older generation can get along witl what we have, though with growlni hardship; but in your full manhocx and womanhood you will want wha nature once so bountifully supplie* and man so thoughtlessly destroyed and because of this want you will re proach us not for what we have used but for what we have wasted. "For the nation as for the man o woman and the boy or girl, the roai to success is the right use of what w have and the improvement of presen opportunity. If you neglect to prepar yourselves now for the duties and re sponsibilities which will fall upon yoi later, if you do not learn the thing which you will need to know whei your school days are over you wll suffer the consequence. So any natioi which In its youth lives only for th< day< reaps without sowing and con sumes without husbanding, must ex pect the penalty of the prodigal whos< labor could with difficulty find hin the bare means of life. "A people without children woul< face a hopeless future; a countr; without trees is almost as hopeless forest which are so used that the; cannot renew themselves will sooi vanish and with them all their bene Ills. A irue iure?i is nui merely i storehouse full of wood, but, as 1 were, a factory of wood, and at th< same time a reservoir of water. Whet you help to preserve our forests o tj> plant new ones you are acting thi part of good citizens. The value o forestry deserves, therefore, to b taught in the schools which aim ti make good citizens of you. If you Arbor Day exercises help you to real ize what benefits each one of you re ceive from the forest, and how b; your assistance these benefits ma: continue, they will serve a good end. COLD APRIL WEATHER. Many of the people who are sayini that this is the coldest April weathe they have ever known are correct, am so far as The Enquirer has been abli to gather information, it is in soim respects the most remarkable col< snap that lias ever been known in thli section at this season, still there ha been as unusual weather at an evei later date. Mr. John J. Smith of Clover, was ii Yorkville yesterday and In discusslnt the weather situation, stated that hi remembered a snow in May sometinv in the forties, the exact date he couh not remember. The snow, he thinki fell on the night of April 30 and th* ground was pretty well covered nex morning. In discussing the same subject wit! the reporter a number of years age Mr. W. A. Burns of the Beershebi neighborhood related an intereatlni incident in connection with this sam< snow, to the effect that he had worke< in the field all day either thinning ou of plowing cotton and leaving his coa In the field that night was unable t< find it next morning for the reasoi that it was covered up with snow. The present cold snap began th' Saturday night before Easter, and hai held up pretty steadily ever since The highest temperature within tha period was 78 degrees on April 5 an< the lowest was 27 degrees yesterda; morning. The dally reading of Ihi thermometer according to a statemen furnished us by Mr. J. R. Schorb, th< 1 * AKanftto r* Vina hnpn Of IUU11 nruiuci uuo^i ici, nuo vvv? follows: Date Max. Mim 1 50 39 2 56 30 3 68 34 4 76 45 5 78 52 6 59 40 7 41 34 8 68 39 9 53 36 1 0 56 33 1 1 66 31 1 2 /. 68 45 1 3 55 36 1 4 54 30 1 5 ? 27 The freezing point being 32 degrees Ice has formed several times durlnf the month and yesterday It was quit* plentiful. The fruit. Including grapes is probably all killed, and even th* blackberries promise a very pool show. The coldest days of the past wlntei were 27 degrees on November 16; II degrees on December 25; 23 degrees or January 24; 20 degrees on February 7; 37 degrees on March 4 and 9. Th* warmest days were 82 degrees on November 19; 73 degrees December 3; 79 degrees January 15; 68 degrees February 13: 94 degrees March 23 and 28 ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. John F. Gordon has taken a position with. J. J. Keller & Co. Mrs. Robert Adams or ijasionia, is the guest of Dr. A. Y. Cartwright's family. Miss Rosa Steele left Saturday foi an extended visit to relatives at Sumter and Mayesvllle. Miss Daisy Glenn of Bethel, is spending a few days with relatives and friends in Yorkville. Chptain A. E. Smith of Rock Hill spent last night in Yorkville, having come over on business. Mrs. J. C. Blair of Blairsvllle and Miss Margaret Grist of Yorkville, 'visited friends in Rock Hill this week. Drs. R. A. Bratton, J. H. Saye and W. M. Love are attending the annual meeting of the State Medical association at Bennettsville. Mr. W. Bedford Moore of the College of Charleston, arrived in Yorkville Saturday evening to spend a day or two with Mr. and Mrs. \V. B. Moore. Dr. A. Y. Cartwright of Yorkville, has been suffering for some days with sciatica. He is able to limp about; but not very comfortably. r Misses Mary Dobson, Olive Walker 5 and Marie Moore were among the Winthrop students to spend Sunday - and Monday with relatives in York3 vine. i Mr. J. L. Williams of Yorkvllle, as - a grand juror and Mr. T. F. Dunlap of Delphos, as a petit Juror, are in at tendance upon the Federal circuit court at Greenville. 7 Dr. T. B. Kell of Fort Lawn, who e married Miss Mary Schorb, has arr ranged to move to Yorkvllle to prac7 tlce medicine in partnership with Dr, * W. G. White. Dr. and Mrs. Kell will - for the present live with Mr. and Mrs, s G. T. Schorb. - 'Mr. W. H. Barnwell, formerly elec3 triclan for the Tavora Cotton mill t plant and more recently insurance int spector for South Carolina, has beer e promoted to the position of asslstanl n fa ohlof oWMnol oncrinoor rvf thf r South-Eastern Tariff association, and e will have charge of the wiring of the Jamestown exposition. Mr. Barnwel Is a brother of Mr. John G. Barnwel of Yorkvtlle. A . ,1 CIRCUIT COURT, e The spring term of the circuit couri for York county convened yesterdaj y morning with the Hon. Chas. G. Danty zler presiding, Solicitor J. K. Henrj ? representing the State, Mr. H. I. Mcs Caw taking the testimony, and th< t local court officials at their respectiv* posts. q Upon the call of the grand Jury, al d answered to their names except Mr '1 John G. Anderson of Rock Hill, wh< ^ was excused on the ground of lllnes: e and Mr. W. S. Nell was excused bj r reason of legal exemption. Two granc ' jurors were drawn In their placed and the venire was duly organized as folg lows: d W. W. Boyce, foreman; J. Mac! t Moore, A. J. Parrott, E. P. Steele, Sej 3 Massey, W. T. McClain. M. B. Dunlap U Thos. J. Nlckols, J. R. Halle, S. B - Pratt, W. B. Leech, R. B. Lowry, J. E 1< Harshaw, R. T. White, C. L. Moore J. E. Burns. J The following petit Jurors answered e to their names: t J. H. Harvey, J. C. Harper, T. B e Ratchford, John R. Poag, J. M. Byers - R. S. Milhollen, John R. London, J. L ii Hemphill, John A. Latta, J. R. Spears s S. B. Beamguard, W. D. Thompson, T i W. Jackson, J. T. Young, Joseph G II Wardlaw, O. A. Gettys, J. W. Goa forth, W. T. Davidson, R. E. Barron t R. M. Lindsay, H. H. White, H. W - Blackwelder. G. R. Wallace. D. E. Bo - ney, C. S.? Gordon. J. Wylle Roddey, A e M. Wallace, W. I. Brison, S. B. Cun[i ningham, A. L. Campbell, W. H. Windie, W. A. Blalock. * The following were reported not . found: y J. W. Bankhead (In Chester), Johr i W. Patterson (In Lancaster), E. D . Thompson, Jr., (In North Carolina), R i H. Wherry (In Texas), t The following were excused on va? rlous satisfactory grounds: r D. E. Boney, John R. Poag, W. T, B Davidson. f Including chose who failed to ane swer and those who were excused 3 only 29 names were left on the venire, r and the following additional jurors . were drawn from the seven mile boi . to restore the number to thirty-six. v L. Q. Thomp. R. E. Montgomery, y T. B. Whltesidf . J. B. Miller, C. M Inman, J. R. Stephenson, Wra. E Holmes, R. W. Bailes. Mr. Inman was subsequently excused. In charging the grand Jury, Judge I Dantzler confined himself pretty close r 1 y 10 me usutii iiiBirut'iiuiii, aim cits3 phaslzed the high duties and respone slbllitles of the position, e The first case disposed of was thai 3 of Theodore McQraw, white, of Rock s Hill, charged with car-breaking and s larceny. The state accepted a plea ol i guilty to car-breaking and McQraw was sentenced to nine months in th i penitentiary. j Henry Link plead guilty of larceny e and was sentenced to twelve, months Id e the state penitentiary or- to the pub3 lie works of the county, s Trouy Hawkins. charged with e housebreaking and larceny was aot quitted. In the case of Jim Cameron, charged i with assault and battery with Intent ?, to kill, the Jury found a verdict of not i guilty. I In the case of George Smith, charged e with breaking Into the depot at 3 Guthriesvllle, the solicitor consented t to a verdict of not guilty, t The last case tried before the noon 3 hour was that of the state vs Thoml as Cline. charged with assault and battery with Intent to kill. This case e grew out of an assault on L. K. Hars mon at the York cotton mill on the ?. outskirts of Yorkvllle about four t week., ago. The Jury remained out 1 but a short time, and returned with a 7 verdict of not guilty. b The case against Jim Bryant, et al., t charged with burning the barn of Mr. ~ Luther Whltesldes has been set for s Thursday. The common pleas calendar Is to be sounded tomorrow afternoon at 6 o'clock and the order In which the. various civil cases will be taken up for trial next week will be agreed upon. LOCAL LACONICS. We Will Send The Enquirer From this date until January 1st, 1908, for $1.42. Fires Near Sharon. A two story house on the John R. Patrick place, known as 'he old "Bob ' Black" house, occupied by negroes, f was destroyed by fire last Saturday afi ternoon. The origin of the fire was ac' cidental and the loss Is about $900. 1 An accidental fire yesterday afternoon r destroyed a cabin occupied by negroes on the place of W. P. Youngblood f near Blalrsville. x No Funds Available. Treasurer Neely some days ago re> celved from Attorney Stevenson of ** a' ?? l"?l ?? r? 1 nt for me dispensary cuiiiuiisaii>M a !?>? notifying him that this county had [ been assessed J2.226.94 for the enforcement of the dispensary law since the voting out of the dispensary under the Brice act, and asking whether or not the county had funds with which to pay the amount. The treasj urer replied that there had never been } a levy under the Brice law, and now that the law has been repealed he . was unable to see how such a levy could be made. The Frost and the Fruit, i "If the peaches were not killed last j night they are still safe," said. Mr. S. P. Blankenship of Fort Mill township In the presence of an Enquirer repre. sentative on yesterday. Mr. Blankenship went on to explain that he had I examined the peach trees on his place each day last week, Including Sunday, the 14th, and found the young I fruit in good shape. He stated that I there was a heavier frost and more ice . yesterday than on any morning since the cold spell commenced, and there fore there was some aouoi u? iu whether the fruit withstood it. ' The Organized Militia. The war department has recently prepared a new roster of the organized militia of the United States. The organization of the First South Carolina militia, including eleven companies, is given as follows: "First Infantry (11 companies): Headquarters, Yorkvllle; C band, Pelzer: company A, Greenville; * company B, Liberty Hill; company C. 0 Pelzer: company E, Anderson; compa- 1; ny F. Cheraw; company G, Corn well; c company H, Rock Hill; Company I, ? Bennettsvllle; company K, Fort Mill, c company L, Yorkvllle; company M, 1 Jonesville." The total strength of the Infantry of this state Is put down as t i 1,664 men. c Micah Jenkins U. C. V's. Pursuant to the notice of Joseph t F. Wallace, commander, the annual ? meeting of members of Mlcah Jenkins Camp United Confederate Veterans was held in the court house yesterday during the lunch hour. Fifteen members of the camp were present. The meting was called to order by Commander Wallace, and the business in hand was dispatched forthwith. Mr. Wallace was re-elected commander, Judge L. R. Williams was elected secretary and Mr. R. W. Whitesldes was elected quartermaster. Messrs. John L. Ralney and John J. Smith were elected delegates to the state re-union to oe ' t held In Columbia on May 7, 8 and 9, r and Capt. John D. McConnell and Mr. J. J. Hunter were elected alternates. Messrs. Joseph F. Wallace and John J. Smith were chosen as delegates to the general re-union In Richmond and [ Messrs. J. B. Robinson and R. W. Whitesldes were elected alternates. 1 Perfecting the Rural 8ervice. Washington special of April 13. to > News and Courier: Representative D. j E. Flnley, of the Fifth district, has r been In Washington for several days I past on departmental business. He I has been In consultation with P. V. . McGraw, fourth assistant postmaster general, on the subject of establishing . c a more complete rural delivery service > In his district. It is his idea that as i soon as any one county can be made ^ ' "complete" the chances are much less , for routes In that county to be subsequently cut off. In this way he hopes 1 not only to lessen the chance of losing any routes, but also to have the strong routes bring up in a measure the a\'er' age of mall matter handled by the [ small ones. While It Is true that, ac. cording to the regulations of the post office department, each route stands on its own record and must handle a . certain amount of mall matter each month, Mr. Finley believes that by a more thorough perfecting of the sys. tern in the different counties the probability of losing routes will be smaller. t Mr. Finley has been at work on this matter for some time, and before the l last session of congress ended took up the question with the other members of the South Carolina delegation. , He is now working hard to have all the counties in his district made so strong in the handling of mall that no routes will be cut off on the ground that they do not handle enough to ' make them pay. While here Mr. Fin\ ley will look after a number of small : matters around the different departments. 80UTH CAROLINA NEW8. i 1 ?The thirty-third annual meeting i of the district grand lodge, Independ- I ent Order Briai Brith (jewisn) is in session In Charleston. ? Annie Wilson almost severed the , head of Florence Clifton from her body with a razor at Inman, Spartanburg: county, Sunday night. ' ? Joe Evans, colored, was hanged : at Greenwood last Friday, having been I convicted of killing his brother-in-law > some time ago. Evan.s confessed his | guilt. This was the first legal hanging In Greenwood county. ! ? The new cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, was consecrated r Sunday with elaborate ceremonies. Cardinal Gibbons, Monsignor Folconio and 100 archbishops, bishops and clergy representing the Catholic church In America participated in the t ceremonies. ? Harry Payne Whitney shipped thirty-seven race horses from Aiken last week to the north by the Southern I Express. The shipment required a : special train composed of a Pullman . sleeper, a baggage car and three pal' ace horse cars. The horses had been kept at Aiken during the winter. 1 ? Mayor Rhett of Charleston, has Issued an order prohibiting the deliv; ery of keg beer in that city. The action of the mayor was taken at the Instance of the state authorities that 1 the sale of beer in kegs is not in accordance with the spirit of the state liquor laws. , ?Summerville News: The advance guard of the Public Service Corporation of South Carolina has made its 1 appearance in Summerville. For sev eral days the corps of surveyors, who are engaged in making the preliminary survey for the lntra-state elec- < trie railroad that is to connect Charleston with the interior towns of the state, has been occupied In running lines through some of the streets of the town. The Impression prevails ' generally that the company means business. ? Columbia special of April 11, to 1; News and Courier: Mrs. Eliza J. K. e Peck, long a resident of Columbia, ii died yesterday evening at $ o'clock, in o ' the seventy-second year of her age, at v the residence in Richmond of her son- v in-law, Prof. Thos. R. English, a mem- i ber of the faculty of the Union Theo- n logical seminary. The.funeral services d will be held at the grave's site in Elm- t wood cemetery, upon the arrival to- o morrow of the Seaboard Air Line train r from Richmond. Mrs. Peck was the h widow of the late Mr. William D. r Peck. She leaves only two children, fl Mrs. T. R. English of Richmond, and t Mrs. J. S. Muller of this city. Mrs. li Peck lived in Columbia for many t vears and only of late has made her b home in Richmond. ' t ? Columbia special of Friday to the ? News and Courier: Senator Blease of J" Newberry, was in the city today and J1 tendered to State Treasurer Jennings : a check for $3,100, signed by the coun- * ty treasurer of Newberry, which rep- r' resepts the proceeds of the levy of f one-half mill under the so-called Brice ? act for the enforcement of the prohibition law in Newberry last year. As " the Brice law, which was merely an 1 amendment to the old state dispensary c law, has been repealed along with the ? state dispensary law, the state treasurer refused to accept the check. Sen- a a tor Blease reported the situation to n Governor Ansel, through his private secretary. Mr. Bethea, as the governor was at the time engaged in hearing the y Richland board case. The Newberry ^ senator returned home with the check which may be turned into the county IT treasury, although there has been n spent about $1,000 of this sum for the a, enforcement of the law In that county, ' leaving a balance of $2,000, or more even If the check should be accepted. ? Columbia dispatch to Charlotte ^ Chronicle, Saturday: Joseph W. Ha- c< good, a huckster, who was discharged b from the state hospital for the insane three weeks, as cured, ran amuck in 11 a fit of violent insanity at his home on si Assembly street today, and before he f, could be overpowered seriously and y perhaps fatally injured Mrs. Eugenia Smith, an aged woman, and John J. K Riley, a cork-legged man, both renters s' on his premises. Hagood attacked ^ his victims?who are now in the Columbia hospital?with a knife and ax. p He broke into Mrs. Smith's room by a smashing in the door. He struck her o on the head with the ax, but it was 0 a glancing blow. Mrs. A. Andrews, who was also in this room, escaped & and gave the alarm. Meanwhile the si maniac passed on to the front room, j| occupied by Riley, who. hearing the n rumpus, jumped out of bed, and hopped into the street, without taking w time to buckle on his cork leg. Ha- tl good finally overtook him and stab- t) bed him in the back with the knife and struck him on the hip with the " fiat side of the ax. hi ? Spartanburg special of April 15, to hi Charlotte Observer: Tom Nolan and tl \ Charles Howard will be taken to the tate penitentiary at Columbia within he next few days to begin a sentence f ten years each for safe cracking and arceny. They were convicted on the :harge of robbing the vault In the (ffice of the Enoree Manufacturing lompany, November, 1902. The Jury leilberated on the case for several lours Saturday night. At 11 o'clock i verdict had not been reached and fudge Aldrlch Instructed the Jury to irlng In a sealed verdict and that icurt would sit Sunday morning at 10 ('clock and receive the verdict. After nidnlght a verdict was reached and he Judge was awakened from his iltmbers and requested to go over to he courthouse and receive the verdict. Vt one time it looked as if the case vould resu't in a mistrial. At flrat he Jury was equally divided as to the ruilt and innocence of the prisoners, >ut after hours of deliberation the six vho were in favor of a verdict of not tuiity gave in. Had the prisoners >een acquitted they would have been irrested as soon as they got outside if the court room, for it is understood 'hot a?orronta haH Kaah (aaiiA/) nhow. ng them with the same offense In >ther parts of the state. C. P. 81ms, ittorney for the defendants, says he ivlll carry the case to the supreme :ourt. ? Spartanburg Journal: The parents )f Ella McLaughlin, the pretty young pirl who was taken In charge here several days ago by the police and ac:ompanied to her home in King's Mountain, N. C? by an officer, are nembera of the congregation of Rev. leo. F. Kirby, pastor of the Methodist :hurch of that town. In a letter to tils father, Major A. H. Kirby, Rev. Mr. Kirby states that this young girl's running away to get married or that she had been married were rumors without foundation. While she has paused her parents no end of trouble, she is not a bad girl at heart. Her principal source of worry and anxiety to them is her insatiable desire for the stage, to Join a theatrical troupe, and inything in the line of plays or players appeals to the heart of the stage struck girl. The girl is an excellent lanist. The night before she disappeared from King's Mountain a theltrlcal troupe' played.in that town, md their pianist skipped the show there. The girl, according to the minister's letter, was seen talking to members of the show company on the street that afternoon, and as the playsrs went from King's Mountain to Ashevllle it is surmised that they had bargained with the girl to meet them !n that r11v tn hearin an enmurement is their planlat. The truant was Intercepted at Spartanburg, however, md she should be grateful to her paents, the police of this city and oth>r? concerned who saved her from the barn-storming route. ? R. H. Holsonback was shot through the heart by George Thompson near Johnson, Edgefleld county, Sunday afternoon at about 4 o'clock ind was Instantly killed. The killing occurred In the public road and the weapon used was a magazine pistol. Thompson and Holsonback were In Tohnston Saturday afternoon. They ivere quarreling then and It was thought that a serious row between them was imminent The chief of police took a hand and managed to juell the difficulty. Thompson and holsonback left town. This afternoon :he two men met In the public road ibout three miles from this place In vhat is known as the Phlllppl section >f Edgefield county. Some words passed between them In regard to tome old grudge, relating it Is said, o money matters, and Thompson itruck Holsonback on the head with the butt end of a buggy whip. . Hoiionback then put his hand on his hip pocket, as if to draw a pistol, and as le did so Thompson shot him through he heart with a magazine pistol. Hoitonback staggered back about ten 'eet and fell. He died Instantly. There vere Ave eye-witnesses to the killing. Holsonback was a married man, but lad no children. Holsonback Is well cnown throughout the state as the loorkeeper of the senate under Lieutenant Governor- James H. Tillman, ind was the most Important witness 'or Tillman In his trial for his life for he murder of Editor Gonzales, testlying to alleged threats by Gonzales [gainst Tillman. ? Charlottesville, Va., dispatch of t.prll 13. to the Charlotte Observer: Daniel Henry Chamberlain, aged seventy-two, governor of South Carolina luring the turbulent times lmmedlatey following the era of reconstruction, Med this morning at the residence of iVilllam C. Chamberlain, near the Jnlversity of Virginia, after an illness )f cancer of the stomach. The debased had recently returned from a rip to Egypt Several years ago he llsposed of his property in Massa:husetts with a view to settling In Virginia. While Daniel H. Chamberaln carrie from the north after the var and was elected governor of South Carolina by the Republicans and ne rroes, his action in boldly defying the egislature and refusing to issue a :ommission to a negro politician who fas elected to the supreme court of, hat state half redeemed his ad minisration. Thoroughly in sympathy vlth the negro, all the fanatical hate >f slavery and the slave owner hen rampant and rankling through 'few England, was concentrated and >urnlng like a living flame In lils >reast, but in the memorable revoluionary year of 1876 when 80,000 white nen undertook to capture the state rom more than 150,000 black men and heir scalawag and carpetbag white ssoclates, Chamberlln faced deadly langer without flinching. At Edgeleld he stood dauntless while 1,200 red hirt men on horseback, many of them eteran Confederate cavalrymen who lad cut their way through Grant lines inder Mart C. Gary and who never had urrendered or taken any oath of alegiance, galloped, a yelling and deady circle, around his audience of frlghtned negroes. When the radical legslature met in Columbia in November f that year and the whole atmosphere ras electric with danger and death raited at the next step of any promnent man. he delivered one of the nost deliberate and clean-cut adIresses ever put before a public body, tt least a third of the white people f South Carolina that year were eady to endorse Chamberlain, who lad served one term as governor, for e-election. They had in mind his Ighi against the "Forty Thieves" of he legislature, led by Frank Moses, o January, 1876; he had telegraphed o the New England society, sitting in anquet at Charleston, that the quesion pending was between civilisation ?f the cavalier and the roundhead, he Huguenot and the Puritan, bararlsm and desolation. Yet the ma. nrltv of the white people elected him or a straight fight with Wade Hampon, cavalier and cavalryman, peerless entleman and dauntless soldier, leadng his own kith and kin and blood, 'o he lived through many vicissitudes f life and thought and relations to wo races and two sections and great auses. He is one of the very few arpetbag comers to the south of reonstruction days, who dies in honor nd classed as a representative and espected statesman. ? Whitehall, N. Y., special to New 'ork Press: Joseph Chalmers and Imlly Norton were married early this lornlng at East Bay while standing i an open flelcL directly on the line eparating New York state from Verlont. Two clergymen, one a New 'ork state minister and the other a 'ermonter, read the ceremony. The ouple sought to be married with the ridegroom on the New York side of le line and the bride on the Vermont ide, their hands clasped and reaching rom state to state. But as a New ork minister cannot perform a leal marriage ceremony in Vermont tate, nor a Vermont clergyman in rew York, it was necessary for both arties to stand directly and accurtely on the state line. With one half f each person in this state and the ther two halves in Vermont, tne cieryman, the Rev. Mr. Newell of Brimtone Corners, Vt., and the Rev. J. C. ving of Wrights, N. Y., tied the knot, ne clergyman united part of the oman and the other dominie joined le other halves. When that part of ie ceremony was reached In which ie bridegroom takes the bride's right and in his Chalmers reached over er right shoulder. It is asserted that ie marriage Is a legal one.