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? Advices from Baton Rouge, Lasay that cotton seed is becoming so scarce that farmers who have sold seed to oil mills are telephoning the mills begging a chance to buy it back. As many as three plantings, made necessary by the phenomenal rains in some sections, have brought planters to the vercre of a seed famine. Sev eral cotton seed oil mills have closed because of scarcity of seed. ? The Information that Governor Magoon of Cuba, has decided to start a system of internal improvement In the island is peculiarly interesting in view of his recent effort to loan to Cuban banks a large part of the money in the Cuban treasury. The banks are so prosperous that they immediately refused the offer. Under American administration of Cuban affairs the income of the island has exceeded the expenditures by $500,000 more per month than under President Palma, The sum of $16,000,000 is now lying idle in the Cuban treasury. About $4,000,000 will be expended on the improvement of public roads, principally in the Pinar del Rio Province, the great tobacco producing region, and about $4,000,000 more on construction - and repairing of buildings. ? Confluence, W. Va., May 15: A litthe child belonging to D. M. Riffee, a merchant of Braxton county, was nearly carried away by a large bald eagle. The child was playing in the doorway of its home, when the immense bird swooped down catching the child about the shoulders and waist with its claws. The screams of the little one attracted its father, who came out of his store just as the bird was rising wtin tne cnua. air. kiuw Immediately seized one of the rakes which he had on display in front of his store, and with it literally raked down the bird and child. The child was injured but little, while the parent managed to deal the bird several telling blows with the rake. Despite this it managed to ily to some tall trees nearby, where, while nursing its injuries, it was killed by a ritle ball. The eagle is one of the largest ever seen here. ? In a decision handed down by the United States supreme court last Wednesday in the case of Lewis E. Brawn, a lieutenant of volunteers during the war with Spain, it is held that * a regular officer cannot sit on a courtmartial organized to try a volunteer officer. This is the case in which Gen-1 eral Leonard Wood, who was then in command of the department of Santiago, ordered the reconvening of a court-marti; 1 with the result that the verdict of the second trial was against Brawn, whereas that of the first was in his favor. Brown was dismissed from the service February 18, 1899, on a verdict by a court-martial of which the president was a regular officerserving with the volunteers. He instituted a suit to recover his salary from tile time of his dismissal to the beginning of the legal proceeding. The court held the proceedings of the court-martial to be illegal because of the presence of the regular army offi cer as a member of the court, and awarded pay for the time intervening between Brown's discharge and the mustering out of the troops of which he was an officer. ? Manufacturer's Record: The south has now 64,035 miles of railroad, exclusive of double track, side-track and terminal duplications. Since 1S80 there have been built in the south 43,423 miles of new railroads or extensions of existing lines, the rate of increase in that period having been 210 per cent in the south, against 177 per cent, in the rest of the country, and the south's added mileage alone is greater than the total mileage in the whole country in 1S60. The mileage in the south has been increased during the past ten years at the rate of nearly 1,600 miles annually, and during the past five years at the rate of more than 2,000 miles annually. The cost of this building and these improvements during the 26 years has approached a total of more than 51,750,000,000. As in other parts of the country, this investment of cash and the coincident enterprise of railroad managements have not been sufficient to meet the calls 'of the south for Internal transportation, or to allay the growth at times of a public sentiment, more often unreasoning than reasonable, finding expression in legislation, national and state, tending to criple still further the efforts of the railroads to serve the section in whose prosperity they are vitally interested. ? The whole membership of the first battalion of the brigade of midshipmen, says an Annapolis dispatch, has been restricted for an indefinite period to the confines of the institution as a result of its members having "given the silence" to Lieut. Commander C. B. McVay, Jr., one of the discipline officers. A member of the battalion had taken exception to McVay's mode of Investigating their actions and had determined to administer this form of rebuke to him. The "silence" is as old as the navy itself. It is in the nature of a boycott. At the time agreed for its application those participating in it keep absolutely silent during the whole of some meal at which the officer is present in the midshipmen's mess hall. Ordinarily this dining room at meal time is a very noisy place and silence when the 800 midshipmen are assembled there is decidedly noticeable. When it was directed against Lieut. Commander McVay. that officer withheld the order for the first battalion to leave the room at the end of the meal, having dismissed the second battalion. He sat quietly at the table for nearly two hours, attempting by this means to force the remaining midshipmen to break their silence, but without effect. Eventually lie dismissed them and reported the matter to the commandant. As all the members of tne nrst uiuiaium participated an were punished for disrespect to an officer. ? Manufacturer's Record: It may be safely estimated that between 150.000 and 200.000 settlers have been attracted to the south, and that between 2.000.000 and 3.000.000 acres of land have been bought by them during the past twelve months. This estimate is based upon reports furnished by representatives of leading railroads operating principally in the south, and they reveal most gratifying results of the practical work which the railroads are doing in the cause of immigration to the south. These results are, to a large extent, cumulative, (lowing from persistent work carried on in some instances for ten or fifteen years and promising even greater records in the near future. They have been gained through following different policies. Some railroads have lands of their own which have been disposed of to settlers of their own set-king or to agents working in co-operation with them. Other roads, not landholders, have directed the newcomers to available homes within their territory, and yet other roads have combined industrial upbuilding with agricultural development. They have carried on a campaign in this country and in foreign parts by means of the widespread circulation of literature descriptive of the advantages of the south and its opportunities for the industrious and thrifty, of exhibits of southern agricultural and mineral products and of personal contact with heads of families who would better their condition in life. Estimating the value of a man to the community to at least $2,000, the additions to the south's wealth in one year through the energies of immigra ? I1-.v? ,1c mnv ho lion ageillS Ul LUC iiuiKruuo ...?J safely placed at $400,000,000, or about one-third of the increase of its wealth in goods and chattels during the same period. These additions mean a much greater rate of increase for the south in material things in the future and an acceleration of the movement of population from other parts of the country to the south. <Thr ^lorlsrillr (Bnquirrr. YORKVILLE, S. C.: FRIDAY, MAY 17. 1907. Throdork H. Price continues to boom cotton for all it is worth. We have no hesitation in saying that while the noise Price is making is agreeable, and while we really believe that the prospects are good for still better figures, somehow we have very little confidence in Price. He is probably the smartest gambler in the profession; but is absolutely unscrupulous. and it is impossible to tell from whnt ho Mvs whether he is going or coining. When he is talking bull the loudest the probability is that all his interests are on the other side, and he is merely driving the lambs in the corner for a shearing. Of course, if he can do anything to establish the actual value of cotton, the service should be as acceptable from him as from anybody else; but that is the last thing >n earth that men of his kind want 10 do. If they were assured that the price of cotton was once established on a basis of its real value, they would feel that their occupation was gone and that they would have to take a back seat until something would happen t<? restore the ejement of speculation. One lone student is now having the exclusive benefits of the school of bricklaying intended as one of the largest departments of the Carnegie Technical schools of Pittsburg, Pa. While all the other departments are overrun with students, Daniel Chisholm, who pays a tuition of 10 cents a day, is the only student entered in the bricklaying class. Every day he receives the instruction of the $15 a day brick-laying professor and the $6 a day expert journeyman bricklayer. "The class builds brick" walls, and when the task is completed the teachers help them tear them down.?Pitts burg Dispatch. Yes, human nature is the same everywhere. A large per cent of the people are after soft, easy, white shirt jobs at even indifferent pay, rather than qualify themselves for more useful and substantial employment at better wages. Daniel Chisholm may not be very bright; but he is doing a very sensible thing just now. Most of the other people in this institution will see the time not only when they will have to hunt employment; but be very serviceable to their employers lest they lose their jobs. The people who favor the white shirt folks by giving them an opportunity to make a living at any price, will have to beg Chisholm to work for them at six dollars a day. Pvbi.ic sentiment on any question, to be effective not only needs to be right; but it needs to be aggressive. For instance, throughout this section public sentiment is all right as to the enforcement of the liquor laws; but it is a fact also that it is not aggressive enough. Men will say that the law should be enforced; but when they see violations of it, they say it is none of their business. They disapprove the act of violating the law; but when it comes to the conviction and punishment of an offender, they are too apt to balk and fail in their duty. It is the same as to murder also. At the blush, on the commission of a cold blooded murder, nine right thinking men out of ten will condemn I 1)10 mnrilerer to the minishim-nt he deserves; but after they have heard his plea and observed his penitence, eight of them will turn chickenhearted and surrender themselves to a kind of cowardice that they are pleased to describe as "mercy." It is the same way with the crime of theft. Every man of ordinary intelligence knows that a theft is a theft, and most people have greater loathing for a thief than for any other kind of a criminal; but in cases where the thief is captured and deprived of his loot, public sentiment is usually inclined toward mitigation of the seriousness of the evil. Even judges on the bench sometimes make their sentences lighter because of the complete or partial restitution of the stolen goods. A good. healthy aggressive public sentiment would not stand for any of these things. If more murderers were hanged, there would be fewer murders. and if the commercial consideration were completely separated from all thefts, there would be more punishment and less crime. If men would put their professed principles into action in the enforcement of the laws against the sale of liquor, there would be more genuine prohibition, and so on. Even though it be right, public sentiment is not worth much unless it is thoroughly aggressive. The Warehouse Plan. As to just how much interest the farmers generally are taking in the warehouse plan of the Southern Cotton association there is no satisfactory means oi ascertaining; nut ine proposition is one which, it seems to us, is deserving of very careful consideration. The total amount asked as the initial subscription to the capital stock, $1*5.000 is a mere bagatelle if distributed among the cotton producers of the county in anything like equal proportion. and while there is no reasonable probability of such a happening. nobody will be seriously hurt even If (he undertaking should prove a complete failure. Although, of course, there has not yet been anything like a successful trial of the experiment, all who have given thought to the subject are agreed upon the proposition that the cotton producers of the south cannot hope to compel the establishment of a fair, stable price for their commodity until they are able to regulate with reasonable positiveness the number of bales to be marketed during given periods as well as for a whole season, ailll II WHS IfKUluiU'ii is iu complished it would seem that it can only be done through an extensive system of warehouses. Now, of course it is quite plain that the perfection of the proposed warehouse system throughout York county. or even all of South Carolina, could have but little effect on the general situation; but it follows also that the system, to be effective must be general, and until York county and South Carolina discharge their respective duties in the matter, they have no right to ask what other localities have done or are doing. With an effective warehouse system established throughout the south, and to be effective that system need only be capable of taking care of a fourth or half of any one year's crop, the general management would be able to <-?/ ? r\r^ of o n v rpflttnn II A lUC JM UC Ul WUUII U.I able figure up to the limit of its actual value. As has already been suggested the cotton producers of York county should have no hesitation in taking hold of the undertaking. It will cost them but an insignificant pittance to make the trial, and by the thorough and complete discharge of their own duty, they will encourage other counties to do likewise. That they will derive no benefit along this line unless they make an effort, is quite certain. The Pension Law. The following observations from the Carolina Spartan, on the state pension law are well worthy of careful consideration: As interpreted and administered, the pension law is very unequal. There are many abuses. When the number of pensioners in this county is considered. with the fact that they are increasing every year, it is proof that I there is something wrong. It is easy to understand how the pension list of the Federal army grows no less fortytwo years after the war is over. But what is the matter with the Spartanburg pension roll. Several men have complained because their applications were rejected. It is evident that the law will have to be changed. The attention of our legislators is called to the weak places in it. If a soldier volunteered and enjtered Confederate service and afterwards deserted he is able to get on I the pension roll. The board has no means of finding out his record. Last week we were informed that there were three deserters from one company drawing pensions and one of them was getting $96.00. There are several women on the list whose husbands may have died in service, but jthey married afterwards and are now I widows for a second time and they ire drawing. Then men and women from other states, whose record is not known here, sent blanks to their for i mer noines aim gui uicu oiguvu and they are drawing. We would be pleased to have a list of men who deserted during the war. They must be [shown up in some way. If the law is faulty let it be amended. Let an examining board be appointed. Publish in December or January, the old list. Ask the people of the county who know that these pensioners are making mere than $75.00 a year, or who have made over lands to wife or children, to report the fact. Let this committee have a list of all deserters and the pretended soldiers who were never mustered into Confederate service and when such names appear, mark them out. Let these men and women who are reported unworthy be required to attend a meeting of this examining board. If the state does not intend to pension men who deserted her cause in the hour of greatest need, let the law be amended so as to make it a misdemeanor for such men to make the required oath. Pension money is a small compensation to very poor people for faithful service. It is also for honorable service. Let the roll be purged. Lying. Does a circumstance ever arise through which the telling of a lie may be justified? This question has been raised by the Presbyterian Standard, which boldly says it believes that deception is sometimes justifiable, and as an instance it says that if you can scare a burglar out of your house by making him think you are going to shoot, when as a matter of fact you have nothing with which to shoot, do not hesitate to do it. "The Ninth Commandment," says the Standard, "was not made to keep us from lying when it is that, or the sacrifice of life to a murderer. But exceptions to the law must be made with, great caution. A lie is such a handy thing that there is a strong temptation to use it too frequently. We do not vouch for the story of the Sunday school pupil who, in response to the question: 'What is a lie?' answered: "A lie is an abomination to the Lord, and a very pleasant help in trouble.' But this is what he might have said, had he thought of it with a great show of plausibility. A lie often relieves the embarrassment of a situation as nothing else will; and it often lends force to an argument where truth would spoil the whole thing. For all this, a lie should be_resorted to very seldom." Tlit? contention 01 tne isiunuaiu m??> be open to debate, but its advice that "a lie should be resorted to very seldom" is not. The instance which it cites as a ease of justifiable lying is not lying, but deception, but it is one form of deception that could be practiced with a clear conscience. We are inclined to the view that if the lie becomes justifiable in any shape, it will gain ground as has done the doctrine of the "unwritten law," and that it would be safer to keep the lie tightly chained to the stake.?Charlotte "hronicle. This strikes us as a rather peculiar position for a religious newspaper, defense of lying under any circumstances. The illustration as to the burglar is hardly to be taken as a sample of lying. There could be no harm in working such a bluff as is here suggested. whether to save life or only a joke: but there are no circumstances in which a lie either relieves an embartnssing situation or lends force to an argument. A man who will lie for any purpose, whether to shield himself or another, is'capable of committing, in thought, at least, any other crime. In an argument with a secular ihi cr on this subject, we would be compelled to rest our case on the foregoing statement of mere opinion; but in the case of the Standard, we tire able to quote unquestionable and conch sive authority. In the fifteenth Psalm, last sentence if the foili th verse. David includes am>-ng those who are honored of the Lord: "He that sweareth to his own hurt and changeth not." l*'rom this it would seem that it is a man's duty to submit to any consequences rather than try to extricate himself with a lie. (if all forms of moral depravity, the liar presents the worst. We have no reference, of course, to the generally admitted vicious and irresponsible class; but refer particularly to the liars who move in circles that are supposed to be above such things. ] Nothing better Is expected among the confessedly ignorant and vicious classes. They cannot deceive anybody who j Is at all suspicious. In higher circles, however, every Individual is presumed to be above lying, and it is q only by taking advantage of this presumption that a liar belonging to such a circle can get the temporary <; advantage of his lie. He is always caught in the long run; but It sometimes happens that he has quite a ca- 1 reer before he comes to his reward. BIRTHPLACE OF JACKSON. J Editors Caldwell and Hemphill Quarrel Over Disputed History. j The Charleston News and Courier* In support of its contention as to the birthplace of Andrew Jackson, copies ^ from A. S. Buell's history of Jackson, as follows: "Jackson was born in 1767. At that 1 time the exact boundary line between the two colonial Carolinas was debatable: at least it had never been subjected to scientific delimitation. But ? the spot where the McCamie cabin (the house in which Jackson was born) was, In 1767, under the unquestioned?or rather the tacitly admitted f ?jurisdiction of the colony of South Carolina. Therefore, Andrew Jackson was born in that colony. But shortly after the adoption of the Federal con- J stitution in 1789 an amicable movement for the definitive location of the boundary was made. This brought about a survey during 1893-'94 by John 5 Floyd, the result of which was a readjustment not only of the line between the two Carolinas, but also of the south boundary of Tennessee. So far as C concerned the Carolinas, but little change was made, the readjustment nowhere amounting to more than a mile or two, and even that was due to the mere straightening of old lines 1 that had been carelessly located or inaccurately marked In the colonial surveys. At the particular point concerned in this narrative the old and irregular line veered far enough from a true parallel to throw the site of the McCamie cabin on the South Caroll- \ na side. But Floyd's survey located e the line on the true parallel, which cut through a small chord of the former erroneous arc and thereby located the s McCamie cabin about eighty rods c north of the line, in what was then . (1794) Mecklenburg county, but since set off in what is now Union county, a North Carolina. Therefore, Jackson, t though bora in the colonial South Car- t olina of 1767, was also born on soil _ that became part of the state of North " Carolina in 1794." I These statements are in the teeth of e affidavits gathered by Col. S. H. Walk- . up and the facts verified by Parton, the historian. We copy from Thomp- U kins' History of Mecklenburg County: n "For many years It was not known s in which state the McKemey cabin was located, but the records of land titles in the Mecklenburg county court house established the fact that the site of the cabin has always been in North Carolina. In a deed given by McKemey p to Crawford in 1792, it is described as being 'north of Waxhaw creek.' The Mecklenburg tract .of land was sur- 0 veyed in 1757 for John McKemey, and U was patented in 1761; was sold by j John McKemey to Repentance Townsend in 1761, and by Townsend to ' George McKemey in 1766. McKemey h sold it to Thomas Crawford (son of o James Crawford) in 1792; Crawford j, to Jeremiah Cureton in 1796; from him it passed to his son, William J. n Cureton, from whose estate it was tj purchased by J. L. Rodman, the present owner (1903.) The records of the transaction prior to 184 2 are in the Mecklenburg county court house; after that year in Union county." t In his nullification proclamation Jackson declared himself a native of '* South Carolina. At another time he c said that he was born in the McKem- e ev (sometimes called McCamle) cabin. . The date of his birth was March 15. 1767. If the McKemey cabin and > tract were in South Carolina, how does it come that all the titles to them from v 1757?nine years before the birth of Jackson?down to the present time b are recorded in North Carolina? These t records are incontrovertible testl- t mony. Before them Mr. Peull's statement that "the house In which Jackson was born was in 1767, under c the unquestioned?or rather tacitly \ admitted?(note the modification) ju- , risdiction of the colony of South Carolina" will not stand for a minute. s This is the case for the State.? e Charlotte Observer. Soliciting Whisky OanRRS.?The o business of soliciting orders for liquor c in the town of Marlon will be prohl- . bited by the council hereafter under authority of a recent decision of the United States supreme court. We are -5 indebted to W. F. Stackhouse, the s town's attorney, for the following information on the subject: * On March 11, 1907, the supreme ii court of the United States rendered a decision which is generally considered of great importance in this state. The case is Jay Delamater vs. State of South Dakota and is reported In the United States supreme court advance ' sheet of April 15th. Delamater was an agent of a whisky house in St. v Paul. Minnesota, and was taking or- ^ ders for whisky in South Dakota, which orders were being filled by his house in St. Paul. He was arrested A and convicted under the laws of South c Dakota and appealed to the supreme court of the United States on the ground that the laws of South Dakota forbidding the soliciting of orders for I whisky were tn conflict with the Inter- r state commerce law of the United States. The United States supreme court in its decision says that a man has ?a right to order whisky from an- p other state for his own use, but that , this cannot be done by an agent, as any state has a right to regulate whis- b kv traffic within its borders and that a under such right it has the power to enact a law forbidding the soliciting of orders. This seems to directly apply in " this state, as the Carey-Cothran act w provides that, "Any person who shall n in this state offer for sale or solicit the purchase of anv of the liquors or ' beverages mentioned in this act. other r.v.. ?,a?.oo*io 1 iiuo whathnr for lllfl.ll I'M |?rio?'?m? .. - ? present nr future delivery, shall be ^ ounished by a line of not less than $100 or Imprisonment for not less than three months."?Marion Star. F . ? %? - - r WOOPMKN OK TUB WORI.I?.?The SOV- J ereign camp Woodmen of the World in bi-ennial convention at Norfolk, Va~, c on Wednesday, elected the following officers for the next two years: * Commander. J C. Root, Omaha, Neb. a Adviser, W. A. Frazer, Dallas, Tex. a Ranker. Morris Shepperd, Texarkana. Tex. Clerk, John T. Yates, Omaha, Neb. Escort, H. F. Simrall, Columbus. Miss. Watchman, W. B. Jewell, Manchester, Iowa. Sentrv, D. K. Rradshaw, Little Rock, r Ark. 1 On the board of managers, N. B. Maxe.v of Muscogee, I. T.; C. C. Far- u mer of Mount Carmell, 111.; J. E. Fitz- ( gcrald of Kansas City. Mo.: L. Q. Rawson of Cleveland. Ohio; T. E. Patterson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and E. B. Lewis of Kinston, N. C., will be t, elected without opposition, but for the seventh member of the hoard, made a vacant by the death of c. K. Erwin s of Milwaukee, there is a spirited con- k test between Win. P. Thompson of Columbus. Ohio, and E. D. Campbell of Detroit. Mich. 11 ? Charleston. May 15: The sixth fes- 1 tival will be held by the national c ?hooting bund in 1!I10 at Hoboken, N. v J., the United New Jersey schuetzen ., having secured at the meeting cf the ' delegates at the platz yesterday the honor of holding the next national g shoot. At this meeting also the medal a which Emperor William II of Germany > presented to Kenry Kroeger, the pres- * ident of the fourth national festival of R New York, was formally transferred to I President Johns. Capt. J. G. Tholke representing Capt. Kroeger. This gave President Jahnz the custodianship of " two gold medals from Emperor Wil- g liam II. the one given by him in 1904, p and the one presented to President Jahnz on the opening of the festival on Monday, May 6. Last night the gates S of the platz were closed on the fifth A national festival. All the amusements S( continued until about 11 o'clock. The official close of the fest took place, however, this evening at 7 p. m. v LOCAL AFFAIRS NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. bhn E. Carroll, Sec.?Gives notice o called meeting Philanthropic lodge A. F. M., Monday night for M. M work. E. Spencer, Pres.?Publishes notie to the various Township Cotton as soclations to hold a meeting at o'clock p. m., Saturday, May 25th !am M. Grist?Offers a building lo on King's Mountain street for sal for $600, if sold within thirty days, larrison Randolph, Pres.?Gives in formation relative to the College o Charleston. One free tuition schol arship given to each county. r. L?. Williams & Co.?Have receive* another shipment of men's two-piec blue serge suits at $10 per suit, an* say they are worth $4 to $5 mor per suit. . W. Johnson?Offers Sunday-Monda; soap for laundry work, and says it bubbles will wash away troubles. Thomson Co.?ask me laaies xor ai opportunity of showing them one o more of the home "Queen Quality' Oxfords they are showing. Tork Drug Store?Reminds you of th excellent disinfectant qualities o chloro-naptholeum. Quarts, one-hal gallons and gallons, illss Rosa Lindsay?Has been grantei the exclusive right to photograpl and sell views and post cards of th Confederate monument. 'irst National Bank?Wants you t remember that you can do you banking by mail just as readily a if you came to the bank personally, r. Q. Wray, the Leader?Announce reduced price sale of ladies' dres goods. He wants to sell you gro ceries and save you money. W. White?Says that it require due discrimination on the part o the novice if he would invest sue cessfully. Stock quotations. :arroll Bros.?Say they have the bes feed for growing and grown chick ens. They keep all kinds of plows cultivators, side harrows, fence wire buggies, wagons, etc. \ W. Speck, Jeweler?Directs you attention to the good qualities o community silver, of which he I showing a complete line. After next July, according to i Washington dispatch, no special dellv ry stamp will be needed to insure thi mmediate delivery of a letter. Pur uant to an act of the last session o ongress, Postmaster General Meye oday issued an order, that on ant Tier JUiy i, nexi, 11 mere ia auutnn 0 any letter or package of mall mat er 10 cents worth of stamps, of an; enomlnation, with the words "Specla )elivery" written or printed on th< nvelope or covering, in addition t he postage required for ordinary de Ivery, the article will be handled a 1 it bore a regulation special deliver; tamp. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The Civic League has in contem lation quite an elaborate entertain nent to be given next fall, in the wa; f a presentation of "Tots in Fairy ind." Some twenty or thirty chil ren in costume will take part in th< resentation, and altogether it prom ses to be the most ambitious attemp f the kind that has ever been madi 11 Yorkvllle. Miss Rosa Lindsay wil ave general direction of the under Eiking. CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS. Under this heading all the correc Ions and additions to the list of Con ederate veterans published in thi emeteries of York county, as publish d in The Enquirer of May 10, an eing entered as they are brought t< ur attention: Mrs. L. A. Johnson of Yorkville, ad ises us that Robert Smith, Beershe a should be Robert B. Smith. an< hat John Mason was omitted fron he list. Capt. John J. Smith gives thesi Directions: "James Jackson. John A Valiace and Hugh Wallace, should b( o the Bethel list: John M. Jacksoi hould be in the Clover list; Ben Few 11 should be in the Centre list." Mr. R. R. Allison of Tirzah calls at entlon to the omission of the nami f Robert Allison from Allison Creel emetery and John G. Enloe fron rom Beersheba cemetery. Mrs. Sam Youngblood, of No. 6 forkville, calls attention to the omis ion of the name of her father, Henr? teller, from the list of veterans buriei n the Yorkvllle cemetery. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. Miles J. Walker is visiting Rev nd Mrs. R. E. Sharpe at Van Wyck. Dr. D. L. Shieder is spending thi: ,'eek with relatives at St. Georges )orchester county. Mr. Jos. G. Wardlaw, attended thi .merican Cotton Manufacturing asso lation meeting in Philadelphia thi! reek. Mr. John Sherrer and Mrs. Kellj nman of Bullock's Creek are vlsltinj elatives and friends in and neai Torkville. Mr. Thos. Windsor left for his homi i New York Wednesday after spend lg several weeks as the guest of hi! rnther-in-law, Mr. David M. BenfieU f R. F. D. No. 3. Miss Mamie G. Squler, formerly o he Yorkvllle graded school corps, bu ho resigned her position somi mnths ago, has been elected to a poitlon as teacher in the Columblt raded schools. Rev. W. E. Hurt and daughter, Mis: larion, are attending the Southeri taptlst convention, which convened ir tichmond, Va., on yesterday. Befort eturning home they will visit thi amestown exposition. Rev. and Mrs. Alva Hardle and tw< hildren of Campinas, Brazil, are ir 'orkville on a visit to Mrs. Hardie'i unt, Mrs. Eugenie Drakeford. Rev nd Mrs. Hardie are missionaries anc ill remain in this country probablj or a year. UNVEILING PROGRAMME. The Winnie Davis Chapter Unitei laughters of the Confederacy ha; greed upon the programme for thi nveiling of the. monument to th< 'onff derate soldiers of York county or riday. June 7. The main features of the day an i? be a civic and military parade anr ddresses by Governor Martin F. Anel and Colonel Asbury Coward, thi U t? 111 Ka i?o m o m Kq r'arl llltM <>1 lllllllll 11 Hill 111. IHIIIVII.IIVIVU lade the address on the occasion 01 he corner stone laying. The procession is to be formed a he court house corner and is to proeed from there to the Monument park ,-here the addresses will be delivered nd after the addresses, the monumeni < to he unveiled by the following randdaughters of Confederate veterns: Dorothy Neil, granddaughter ol "ajor Jas. F. Hart; Sue Meek Allison randdarghter of Capt. R. H. Glenn; ,ouise Smith, granddaughter of Capt V. B. Smith; Elizabeth Roddey, grandaughter of Capt. W. L. Roddey; Mararet Bratton. granddaughter of N. B Iratton; Eloise Barron, granddaughtei c A Do m>, ,n \forv Tg Alliunn randdaughter of J. N. McDill; Nellj lendenhall. McConnellsville, (bannei ehool contribution.) After the unveiling, the Winnie Dais Chapter Daughters of the Confed ? eracy will serve dinner to the Confederate veterans and to the members of the National guard participating in f the occasion. '? The business people and residence owners of Yorkvllle will be expected to e decorate their places of business and - homes, and everybody will be expected 3 to keep open house during the day. e LOTS OF REPLANTING. Reports from different parts of the ~ county are to the effect that there has been lots of renlantlne durlnsr the nast few weeks, especially of cotton and the work is still going on, some far0 ^ mers having to replant more and othe ers less. Inquiry as to the cause of so much ? replanting develops difference of opinion. Some farmers have suggested dcn fectlve seed; but the testimony of ? others is to the effect that their observation has not confirmed that notion, e Where one says defective seed, ant other says the cool weather and still ' another has it that the top crust was a too hard at germinating time, h Discussing the general situation a e few days ago, a farmer of conslderau ble experience said: "I remember, or r think I can, when such troubles as are s now common were comparatively unknown. The matter of getting a cots ton crop up was not of special con cern. After the cotton was planted. there was no uneasiness about its not f coming up. It was some twenty - years ago that a few individuals in this locality first began to appreciate * the efficacy of breaking the top crust (i over a newly planted cotton crop in s, order to free the germinating sprouts, and since then the practice has become f general. Otherwise, satisfactory s sprouting was dependent upon a good warm rain at the proper period after planting. But still I am inclined to i the. view that earlier planting has had . much to do with this new develope ment. Formerly the general practice . was to wait until the ground was f u'o rm ami tha nhonnna i\f a (riwwi r stand, without the necessity of help, 3 were much better. Larger crops se] cured as the result of earlier planting - and a series of lucky conditions on till y harvest, were probahly the cause of 1 moving up the average date of plante ing. This year, however, has been a o somewhat unusual one. It is funny - to think about It. Most of us left off ? cotton planting In the afternoon to y eat our suppers by warm fires and to sleep under heavy covering. The calendar said It was planting time; but we should have known that we were running considerable risk to plant cotton in the winter." "But speaking of corn," the farmer continued "while stands are good so far as I have heard, there Is an important fact In connection with the plant which, I have reason to believe, . is not generally appreciated. I have often been troubled with defective , stands, especially in stiff red land. There would be stalks here and there with .wide skips between. I had long since learned that replants were nd good; but somehow could not resist replanting anyway. While engaged in this work, I began to find where the seed had germinated all right; but the e stalks unable to break through had crumpled underneath the hard crust " aDOve. un DreaKing mruugu iiim u uai 5 and liberating such stalks I found that within a few days they would catch up with the other stalks and go right along. Since then I have seldom mlss ed a good stand of corn." i , THE WAREHOUSE ORGANIZATION g Meetings of the respective township " divisions of the York County Southern Cotton association have been called to be held In the various townships, Saturday, May 25, for the purpose of taking steps looking to final organl8 zatlon of the proposed York County Southern Cotton Association agency, in accordance with the recent applica1 tlon for charter. As has already been explained, the ' business of this proposed corporation ^ will be to erect warehouses wherever j they may be needed In the different townships for the purpose of storing, Insuring, buying, selling, and advancing money on cotton. It is proposed that the capital stock be subscribed by cotton producers and that the business be run entirely In the interest of the 3 stockholders. Under the proposed plan of organization the initial capital stock Is to be 3 $25,000, to be Issued in 5,000 shares of the par value of $5 each. Of the en3 tire capital It Is necessary that one-1 half be subscribed for, and one-tenth f or $2,500 be paid in cash before the f charter can be issued. Subscribers are r to be asked to pay $t per share at once. J or before June 1, and the balance i monthly until payment is completed. " Those who desire to pay all cash are 3 to be allowed a discount of 7 per cent * on deferred payments. It Is a fact that the entire capital de' sired to start with could be raised by 1 a subscription of $1 per bale on the i York county crop of 1906; but in view of the fact that among the cotton proi ducers are many who may not be able or who may not desire to subscribe ' anything, the par value of the stock > has been fixed at the sum mentioned, i $5; and those who desire to subscribe i will be allowed to do so in any amount i they might see proper, only the stock allowed to each subscriber will be ) limited as closely as possible to his J relative status as a producer. i The general plan of procedure con. templates the erection of warehouses 1 wherever conditions may seem to Jusr tify their erection, and arrangements will be made for storing, buying or lending money on all the cotton that may be offered, stockholders having j preference. Where the stockholder is una Die to noiu, ine waienuu?e v?m uuj J his cotton at the market price or lend him money on a fixed basis as he prefers. Profits derived from storage, money lending, and advance on purchased cotton are to be divided among ' stockholders pro rata according to their respective holdings, and the stockholder who may lose on account " of a forced sale will have the prospect ' of getting back a part if not all of his loss in the shape of dividends. After the holding of the township 1 meetings now being called for, there will be a county meeting for the pur' pose of attending to other details, look' ing to the perfection of the organization, 1 by the election of officers, and taking ' such other steps as may be necessary to put the agency in effective working shape. LOCAL LACONICS. We Will Send The Enquirer From this date until January 1st, 1908 for $1.24. Firemen to Go Fishing. The white firemen of Yorkviiie are r to have a picnic at the Abernathy fish. ery on Wednesday, May 29th. Working In the Corn Bottoms. For some days past the chalngang has been engaged in preparing the bottoms on the county home farm for a big corn crop. Ormand-Shillinglaw. ( Miss Margaret Ormand was married ' to Mr. Edw. M. Shillinglaw of York- ' ville, R. F. D. No. 7, at the residence ! of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1 G. C. Ormand of Yorkville R. F. D. J No. 6, at 4.30 o'clock Wednesday af- , ternoon, the ceremony being perform- ! ed by Rev. W. B. Arrowood of Bethel ' | Presbyterian church. Boyd-Stewart. * Fort Mill Times: Miss Helen Kath- j leen Boyd fourth daughter of Mr. and | Mrs. John A. Boyd, and Dr. James J. |1 Stewart, a popular young physician of J Mt. Holly, N. C., were happily married ( Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock, at the I bride's home on Confederate street ' ? ... ?... i The ceremony was perrormea uy xvev. | Dr. J. H. Thornwell, assisted by Rev. j Mr. Miller of Charlotte, and was witnessed by a large crowd of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The maid of honor was Miss Mary Boyd, sister of the bride, and Mr. Her.bert Stewart of Newton, N. C., was best man. Other attendants were Miss Mamie Robinson of Charlotte, with Mr. Thos Hayes of Charlotte, and Miss Florence Boyd with Mr. John Holland of Mt. Holly, N. C. The flower girls were little Misses Mary Sellers and Annie Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart left on the 7.30 train for Jamestown, where they will remain for several days before returning to their future home at Mt. Holly. Drowned In Arkansas. A letter from Hope, Ark., brings Information of the drowning of Robert L. Allen, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Allen, formerly of the McConnellsvllle neighborhood, of this county. Young Allen, who was not quite twenty-one I years of age, was in the employ of the Iron Mountain railroad, and was en- ( gaged In stringing telegraph wires be- \ tween Newport, Ark., and Carthage, < Mo. There was quite a long stretch ' of trackage along the White river bot- i toms, near Cotter, Ark., under water I to such a depth as to Interfere with 1 traffic, and while repairing the break , here, Mr. Allen attempted to swim from < one telegraph pole to another, carry- j Ing the wire with him. He got along nicely until he struck the current of j the main channel and then he went < down. His body was recovered on Wednesday of last week and taken back to Hope, Ark. The funeral took place last Sunday from the family res- 1 Idence, the services being conducted by ; Rev. C. C. Williams, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Young < Allen was a member of the First Pres- ! byterlan church and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Logan-Carroll. Mr. J. Hamlet Carroll and Miss Marlon Logan, both of Yorkvllle, surprised many of their friends by getting married in Columbia last Wednesday. The young people had been engaged for quite a while and it was understood that they were to be married In June. They decided on other arrangements, however, and Mr. Carroll went down to Columbia to meet Miss Logan on her return from the closing of her school near Savannah. The ceremony was performed In the First Presbyterian church manse by Rev. Sam M. Smith, D. D. The witnesses included a number of friends 1 from Yorkvllle now residents in Co- 1 Itnnbla and other special friends. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll returned to Yorkvllle J vesterday morning, coming over from | Rock Hill in an automobile. Mr. Car- ' roll is a son of the late J. A. Carroll . and Is connected with the firm of Car- j roll Bros. Mrs. Carroll is the eldest daughter of Mr. John R. Logan. Both J have hcsts of friends throughout this 1 section who wish them happiness and 1 prosperity. For the present Mr. and ! Mro Powill molra thAlr hnmp with Mr. Carroll's mother, Mrs. Sarah Car- ' roll. ' ROCK HILL AND VICINITY. I Visit From Mrs. Docker?Notes of ! Personal Interest. ' Correspondence of the Yorkrille Enquirer. Rock Hill,' May 16.?Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker, president of the Gen- . eral Federation of Women's clubs, stopped here on her return from the , South Carolina State Federation to ] visit Mrs. Paul Workman, vice pres- , Ident of the state organization, spend- ! ing from Monday evening until Wed- ? nseday morning. She dined at Win- j thhop college Tuesday and In the af- , terncon lectured at the Presbyterian i church. The subject was "Is It Worth While to Belong to a Club?" She , handled her subject well and very sat- , Isfactorily showed that taken in the ( proper way, as the large majority of . women do, it is worth while and is ( helpful to them as wives and mothers, ( a stimulus and not a drawback. Mrs. , Decker in her lecture was highly complimentary to Winthrop college, and J its president. She is a'magnetic wo- ( man and a brilliant lecturer and made ( a fine impression on her hearers and ( those who met her. Mr. and Mrs. James Graham, mis- . sionaries of the Presbyterian church ; to China, who have been spending the j winter In Charleston with the family , of Dr. Alexander Sprunt, whose wife | Is Mrs. Graham's sister, are in the , cltv for a few days at Mr. James . White's. Mrs. Graham lectured to the j ladles of the White Memorial Pres- j byterian church Sabbath afternoon, | and at the First Presbyterian church , Monday afternoon. s Miss Pearl McFadden, daughter of j Mr. L. B. McFadden, formerly of Rock , Hill, now of Marion, N. C., was mar ried Thursday to Mr. J. A. Mccoy, a former citizen of this city, now in the employ of the Southern Power company at Great Falls. The town is full today of these fellows wearing- the blue fez with greedy tiger ornamentation, otherwise D. O. K. K. ruffians. They will pounce upon about thirty neophytes in the K. of P. hall, tonight and from 8 o'clock In the evening until 4 in the morning will growl and drag the bloody meat around upon the sizzling sand. Messrs. J. J. Keller and Paul Neely Moore have rented the house In Hampton street now occupied by Mr. J. J. T.anders. and will move in as soon as it is vacated. C'. M. A. and Fort Mill played ball Wednesdav and the locals won by a score of 7 to 8. The former game was 15 to 3 In favor of the C. M. A. Mr. T. G. Ellis of Due West, spent Wednesdav in the city. Mr. John G. Anderson has returned from a two weeks' trio to Louisville, Cincinnati and other cities Mr. R. T. Fewell. president of the Arcade mill. Is in Philadelphia at the convention of "American Cotton Manufacturers." Down in Honduras.?The Central American struggle, so-far from abating, gives signs of becoming worse. The war is over, having ended with the complete defeat of Honduras by the Nicaraguans, but the Honduran revolutionists who aided the Nicaraguans are now quarreling among themselves. They have three leaders, 'and recently made an arrangement by ? ?. V? loV> onr?V* In turn cViaiiM hvornlao sovereign power for fifteen days. One c was Immediately installed as presi- c dent, but the other two, finding how t he was distributing his patronage be- I came suspicious of his intentions, t broke the agreement and started two c revolutions against him. In the mean- a time war is threatened between Gua- v temala and Mexico, and to add to the x confusion, the chief of police of a r Honduran town and several of his sub- t ordinates were arrested by the com- c mander of the American gunboat for J beating an American negro. If the I man dies the chief and his comnanions C will be tried for murder. Judging v from the indications. Central Amerl- a ca seems to be in a condition approx- t imating anarchy. o MERE-MENTION. Both the sugar and tobacco crops of Cuba will be- record breakers this year. Sugar because of Its size and tobacco because of Its rare quality The steamer City of Cleveland was destroyed by fire at Detroit, Mich., Monday. The loss is 1700,000, sustained by the builders, as the vessel was not julte complete Messrs. Frick, Schwab, Corey and other Pittsburg capitalists were squeezed hard in a recent Wall street market slump. Pittsburg banks were assessed $30,300,000 in two days to bolster up the narket Pennsylvania's legislature Has killed the proposed bill providing tor nominations of candidates for the United States senate by primary elections In order to evade the heavy Import duty on its products the Slroc- ^ :o Engineering Works of Belfast, Ireland, will Establish a branch factory In the United States Mrs. Russell Sage has announced the scope of ber foundation charity work. The 110,000,000 gift is to be used in eradi- \ rating causes of poverty and not to lid individual cases Wm. E. Corey, president of the steel trust, and Mabelle Gtlman, an actress were married in New York at 12.14 a, m. Tuesday. The ceremony was at this hour In order to escape the thirteenth of the month. Corey's gift to his bride was $1,000,000 in securities The nrsi election lor a universal sunrage was held throughout Austria Tuesday. ^ Austria's election laws provide a fine w ind imprisonment for failure to vote. The Louisiana State MedlcaJ society wants the legislature of that ?tate to pass a law regulating so-called expert testimony Judge McReynolds in the criminal court at Chattanooga, Tenn., says the "unwrlt- -y ten law" is becoming a serious menice of the day. and that so far as his court is concerned there would be no 'urther dallying with it Western railroads will advance grain rates from Missouri river points to Chicago one =tnd a quarter cents per hundred on luiy 1st Harvie Jordan, president if the Southern Cotton association, sailed from New York for Europe on Wednesday The coroner's Jury Investigating the Northern Pacific wreck at Honda. Cal., last Saturday, says the accident was caused by detective equipment W. C. Wallace, ashler of the Columbus, O.. postofflce, committed suicide Wednesday, while Inspectors were checking up his accounts at the postofflce... .The Federil circuit court, in session at Roches- J| Ler, N. Y., Is to try Harrison Hill, a ru II -blooded Seneca Indian, on a charge of murder. Hill is charged with killing his brother-in-law in January last Miss Florence Nightingale, heroine of the Crimea, celebrated her eighty-seventh birthday in Lon- j. rlon, Wednesday All grades of rePned sugar have been advanced ten cents per hundred pounds More than 85,000 cotton mill operatives of New England will receive an increase r>f 10 ner cent In wnma on and after May 27 J. H. Arnold, a traveling: revivalist. has been sentenced to six months on the rock pile at Athens, la., for cruelly beating: his twelve 'ear-old son, who played ball on Sunday Six Inches of rain fell In less a than two hours In the vicinity of Natchez, Miss., Tuesday The annual convention of the Order of Railway Conductors Is in session at Memphis, Tenn The senate of Pennsylvania has passed an anti-bucket shop bill by a vote of 36 to 1 Sixty men were overcome by smoke in fighting a Are in the sub-cellar of the Remington Typewriter company's building: In New York, Tuesday Heavy snow storms prevailed In Nebraska and South Dakota Tuesday.... The Pennsylvania railroad Is experimenting: with an electric locomotive which Is said to have made 100 miles &n hour In speed trials Kuhn, Loeb & Co., New York bankers, will undertake to float $40,000,000 of bonds for the completion of the Southern . Manchurian railway President Dias if Mexico, has proposed that Mexico md the United States exercise a jointprotectorate over Central American reiuMlcs In order to stop continual fighting: among themselves. The Idea doesn't appeal to Central Americans. ^ The senate of New York, has passed a bill over Mayor McCtellan's u'e;,?, providing for equal pay for equal work for women teachers compared with the work of male teachers in New York city schools Representative Nicholas Longpwbrth is being hnnmpH 99 a mnHMntp tnr tho TTnltoH States senate from Ohio against Senitor Foraker The circuit court at Independence, Mo., has fined three Kansas City ice companies $28,000 on conviction of maintaining a monopoly af the ice business in that city. ^ 80UTH CAROLINA NEW8. ? The Confederate monument at Union will be unveiled on Saturday, May 25th. The address of the occasion will be delivered by Col. Asbury Coward 3f Charleston, who will be tntroduoed IP by Rev. A. A. James. ?Spartanburg, May 16: Adam Frost, colored, is dead at his home near Cedar Springs, this county, at the arvanced age of 127 years. He was perhaps the oldest man in the United States. Frost was born on Sullivan's [sland, off Charleston,.in the year 1780. Re was first owned by. the Drayton family of Charleston end was sold to the Frost family, in whose possession ^ he remained until after the war. The JB ->Id negro came to this county during the civil war with the Frost family, who refugeed to this county and located at Cedar Springs. At the close 3f the war the Frosts returned to Charleston, but old Adam liked this country so well that he decided to re- t main here. Adam Frost died on the place of M. B. Smith, a Well-known farmer of the Cedar Springs section, pn whose farm the old negro had lived for twenty years. Mr. Smith said he first saw Frost forty years ago and he was a very old man then, too old to perform hard work on the farm. Adam pften spoke of his masters, Colonel Drayton and old Dr. Frost of Charleston, and delighted in talking about his poyhood days in Charleston. Several nonths before his death a number of people of this city visited the old dar*ey and he entertained them by telling stories of the early days of Chareston, when Indians used to come into the city from the back country and shoot at targets. He said he remem pered when British war vessels used to come into the Charleston harbor. ? Bishop Ellison Capers of the diocese of South Carolina, having let it je known that his work has become too heavy for him, the most important work of the diocesan convention that net In Columbia this week was to elect a bishop coadjutor to share his abor. The matter was of very great noment to the Episcopalians through>ut the state and there was consideraple interest as to the result of the election, which was held on Wedneslay. There were three ballots before ^ i majority of both the clerical and lay lelegates agreed upon a choice. On he final ballot Rev. W. A. Guerry, was ehosen. The following sketch of Mr. 3uerry is from the Columbia State of yesterday: William Alexander Guer y was Dorn in uiarenaon county, ^ South Carolina, about forty-flve years ^ igo, the son of Rev. W. A. Guerry and . lis first wife, who was Miss Brallsford >f Camden. He was educated at the 3orter Military academy, Charleston, rom which institution he graduated ind then taught for several years at he academy. From there he went to he University of the South at Sevanee, and took the master's degree, ind later entered the seminary, from A vhich he also graduated. He accepted w he call to the church at Florence, S. -., where he labored with great suc:ess and energy. From Florence he vas called to succeed Bishop Galloras haplain of the University of the k>uth when Dr. Gallor was made bish- ^ >p of Tennessee, and Mr. Guerry now * lolds the position of chaplain of the inlverslty and professor in the theoogical seminary at Sewanee. He has lad numerous calls, including several eading to the bishopric in other dio eses, but has declined them all in orler to stay at Sewanee, where he has >een greatly Interested in his work. le Hhs been particularly concerned for he completion of the magnificent new :hapel, which Is now a certainty, ind it is hoped and believed that he ? vill accept this call to the diocese in ihlch he was bora and in which his iow aged father has for so many years ?een an honored and useful clergyman if the church. Dr. Guerry married diss Annie McBee, a sister of the lev. Silas McBee. editor of the Churchman. Dr. Guerry met his wife k-hlle engaged for a while In teaching ,t the home of the McBees at Dlncolnon. N. C.. soon after the completion if his course at school.