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? There was a landslide for prohibition In Jefferson county, Ala., last Monday. Jefferson county Includes the city of Birmingham, Bessemer, Pratt City and Ensley. There Is more labor employed In this county, probably than In any other county In the south. Birmingham dominates the county overwhelmingly politically, and the principal significance of the election is that Birmingham has decided to try prohibition. The campaign had been on for some months. It was participated In largely by church people, women and children. The total vote was, in round numbers 6,000, and the maloritv for prohibition was 2,000. The effect of the election is to close 154 saloons in January next, 110 in Birmingham, 24 in Bessemer, and 20 in Pratt City and Ensley. ? Henderson, Ky., October 31: By a deal consummated here today, the Imperial Tobacco company purchased the entire 1907 tobacco crop pledged to the American Society of Equity in Henderson, Union, Webster, Hopkins and Crittenden counties. The deal involves sixteen million pounds of tobacco and will bring one and a half million dollars of English money to the farmers of this section. The price paid was that demanded by the farmers, and is the highest ever paid here, with the exception of the war price. The deal was consummated by Stokes Taylor, chairman of the board of directors of the Stemming District Tobacco association, and Edward Hodge, manager of the Imperial company. Negotiations have been on for more than a week. Equity factories and employees are taken over by the Imperial company and will be continued in service. Deliveries will begin as soon as the tobacco Is in order. The gold will be shipped from England at once. ? Macon Telegraph: Of course there had to be a woman in It. At least so runs the story that comes from New York as to the reason of the spectacular copper crash. A too-talkative young woman is said to have been the cause of the collapse of F. Augustus Heinze. This gives a tinge of romance to the unsuccessful financial dealing on "the street" whereby the Heinze interests lost the stupendous sum of $65,830,000. According to accounts. the young woman came to New York from Butte. Mont., several years ago, and has had a large acquaintance among the Montana mining men. who mo/io WaMorf-Astoria their headquarters. For a longtime, it Is claimed, Helnze has known this American beauty, who, so report says lives near the Waldorf-Astoria, on Thirty-third street, and he has seen a great deal of her. It is stated that he valued her friendship so highly that he talked freely in her presence of the corner of United Copper which was being organized by the Heinze and Montana interests. The fact that she could not keep the secret, but had to babble it to some one, was the cause of the crash. She did not purposely betray Heinze, but was unwittingly responsible for the trouble. ? Bristol, Tenn.. Oct. 30: President George L. Carter, of the South and Western, issued an order suspending practically all construction work on that road. The announcement followed the return of the president from New York, where he spent several days in consultation with associates. The South and Western is being built by Thomas F. Ryan of New York; Norman B. Ream of Chicago, and others. at a cost of 350,000,000, and is 75 per cent completed. The purpose of the road is to open up coal lands in Bouthwest Virginia, owned by subsidiary corporations, including the ClinchField corporation, with a capital stock of 330,000,000, of which Mr. Carter also is president. Mr. Carter made the announcement that the heavy construction work would go forward through the winter without delay, and that the company hoped to complete the road next year, and probably as early as was originally Intended. The reduction of the forces will throw an army of men out of employment, as ivcre in thp npiehhorhood of 10. 000 persons employed. The tunneling will be carried forward without delay. A tunnel Is being driven through the Clinch Mountain at Clinch-Port, Va., at a cost of nearly a million dollars, and there are several others that will cost almost this amount. ? Gastonla special of October 29, to Charlotte Observer: Mr. Will Templeton. aged about 30 years, "trouble man" for the Southern Power company, working from the local sub-station, met an instant and horrible death this morning about 10.30 o'clock near the residence of Mr. Henry Froneberger, half a mile east of Bessemer City. Templeton was working alone and was testing the company's private telephone wire for a leakage when he was killed. Just how many volts of electricity passed through his body is not known, though it is supposed that he received almost the entire voltage on the company's power line, which runs on the same pole line some fourteen feet above the telephone wire. A lady living nearby saw Templeton fall to the ground and went immediately to the residence of Mr. Henry Froneberger. where she notified Bessemer City of the accident. Dr. D. A. Garrison hurried to the scene. When he arrived he found Templeton prostrate on the ground, each hand gripping a wire which was humming with electricity. He was probably dead before the physician arrived. Dr. Garrison procured a ro^e and managed to disengage the wires from the dead man's hands. An rxitmiiiaiiou revcaicu nit' wvi mai ci hole, perhaps four inches square, had been burned through his body. Mr. Dewees, manager of the Gastonia substation, and several others went to the scene in an automobile. Arrangements were made to bring the body to Gastonia this afternoon. The father of the young m^h. Postmaster Templeton of Mooresville, is expected to arrive this afternoon to take charge of the body. The unfortunate young man had been in Gastonia about eight months and was known to many people to whom the news of his tragic death brought sorrow. ? Moscow, October 30; The crowd of promenaders on the Tverskayi witnessed today the ending of a war tragedy which had its beginning at the battle of L<aio Yang. A smart landau drawn by a fine team of horses drew up to a restaurant. The occupants, a handsome officer and his wife, stepped out and at that moment a little beggar girl, tattered and torn, drew near, extending her hand with a piteous appeal for alms. The woman fumbled around in her pocketbook, drew out the desired coin and was about to hand it to the beggar. But upon catching sight of the girl's face she uttered a scream and rushing forward threw her arms around her neck and began hugging and kissing: her. After this the officer, his wife and the little tattered and torn beggar girl drove away. The following explanation of the scene was obtained later. During the battle of Laio Yang the officer was In command of a regiment and lived with his wife and daughter in a Chinese hut near the scene of operations. When the flight of the Russian soldiers began they were followed by bands of roving bandits who burned and looted everything they could lay their hands on. In the panic which followed the disordered retreat, the officer's daughter, a very young girl, was lost. A few days later a detachment of Russian soldiers put the bandits to flight and regained much of the plunder. They also found the little girl, whom they took along with them. One of the soldiers took a great fancy to her and when he was wounded and sent to recuperate at Moscow sne went wun mm. in Moscow the man died and the little girl was left alone to wander the streets and beg. Good fortune led her to the street where her parents were driving. <Slu 3JorlsvUtf (fnquirrr. YORKVILLE, S. C.i FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1907. The indications are that most of the cotton that is going out of the hands of the farmers Is being taken for export account. "The biggest bear." says Harvie Jordan of the Southern Cotton Growers' association. "Is not the gambler who offers a low price for cotton, but the farmer who accepts it." Quite a number of state elections aie to be held next Tuesday. Some of the states elect state officers and members of congress. The elections generally, however, are of but small political significance from a national standpoint. The announcement of the dispensary commission that it will not pay claims of whisky houses until such houses have shown by their books and correspondence complete records on which the transactions are based, o fhof fhA npft. Srcilis IU iSUggCOh U. IIV/J/V Ml?*b ?>>w r pie of the state may either get on to some interesting facts or save some money. It would be a pretty decent thing on the part of Mr. Cortelyou If, after he has restored confidence in New York, he would deposit the government millions in the banks of the south for a short spell. The result of such action would be to enable the farmers to realize their price all the sooner, and after all Europe would have to pay the bills, at least so far as America is concerned. The clearing houses of the smaller cities throughout the country are following the lead of New York in the issuance of clearing house certificates, and as was the case in 1893, the business interests generally of these smaller cities are using these certificates for currency. The Atlanta, Ga., clearing house has just issued a series of certificates in denominations of from $5 up to $100. We are inclined to think that it is rather to the advantage of the holding movement that the New York panic was pulled off so early in the game, rather than later on. The tug of war, if there is to be a tug of war, has not come yet. If things had been allowed to rock along until the tug had reached a point where it began to look serious, the panic would have produced a good deal more intimidation than it has. this xxew l urn exi-uauge oiiwum- i tors have sold to the mills thousands and thousands of bales of cotton for November, December and January delivery. The contract price is much less than that fixed by the farmers as a minimum. When the time comes, unless the mills are lenient the speculators will either have to deliver or pay the difference between the price at which the cotton has been sold and the price at which it can be bought on the market. If the farmers stand firm the short sellers, will be badly crippled and the spindles will still be hungry. It is a matter of much satisfaction to The Enquirer to note that the Bamberg Herald has seen proper to discard co-operative sheets and join the all home-print class of papers. The editor of the Herald has long been recognized as a county newspaper man of unusual force and ability, with sound and sensible views on most questions of current interest, and generally ready to say what he thinks. We have not been able to account for his willingness to use a co-operative sheet, except upon the theory that his county had not yet advanced to the point where it was willing to stand the expense. There is no patent outside printed that would add strength to the work of Editor Knight, and if his county should fail to stand by him in his step forward it will he the loser. The Business of It. We have absolute confidence in the soundness of the proposition, that if the farmers of the south remain firm in holding their cotton they can compel the payment of fifteen cents or any other price in reason. Fifteen cents is in reason. It is very well not to forget, however, that there is no joke about this campaign. The campaign is one of deadly seriousness. Just as great as is the interest of the cotton producer in enforcing fifteen cents for his cotton, no less is the interest of the world at large in buying ihe cotton for as much less as possible. The interest of the entire south is that the farmer gets fifteen cents, and the greater portion of the south recognizes the fact. Of course, the cotton producer cannot fight the battle alone; but he must rely mainly upon his own resources. Such needed help as he will be able to procure will come only on a business basis. The plan of battle is comprehended in the proposition of holding cotton until it brings the price. It Is possible that the battle may J be fought to a finish within a few months, but it may lost through next year. An Issue of such tremendous importance is not likely to be settled in a canter. If this fighl continues till next spring '' the cotton producers must consider the question of reducing acreage. Extreme measures along this line may be A absolutely necessary. in the meantime every man must remember to pay his just and honest I debts. This is absolutely essential to the maintenance of a reputation for personal integrity. And with It.all every farmer should 1 remember that no matter what is the price of cotton now or in the future, Vyrx mnot nolefi oil nAOQihlo eiinnliPS A.t home, must practice the most careful ^ economy in all things, to the end that he may put himself in a position to . take care of himself, regardless of any and every device that the outside 1 world may hereafter resort to for the purpose of. again getting control of his business. F As Seen In New York. Though generally of a dry and more or less perfunctory character, the cot- ^ ton market reviews of the more commercially inclined New York papers during the past few weeks have been quite full of interest, especially to those who are concerned on one side or the other of the present great struggle I over the price of cotton. Among the big New York papers that come to this office are the Times, \ the Commercial and the Sun, and as we see it all of them are tremendously interested as against the organized j. farmers of the south in the present great struggle. The Times and the Commercial, especially, seem to be bringing to bear all their shrewdest ability to create a lack of confidence as among the different sections of the ^ cotton belt. This, from the Sun of last Tuesday, we regard as oeing remarkably comprehensive and creditable. more particularly as coming from ^ a paper of the Sun's environments: H The tightness of money and the pre- t sumed inability of the south to move , Its crop without the aid and assistance of outside capital are factors that * control sentiment to the exclusion of all else. Nothing else receives the p slightest attention. Speculators In the staple In New York or a majority of 0 them can see nothing but lower prices, d because they don't want to, and so s far they have been able to carry the speculators of New Orleans and Liverpool, however resistingly, with them. ? The gross weight of the professional power has been hurled against the ? staple and it has slowly yielded. No ? attention whatever is paid to the law f of supply and demand, but every ad- r vantage Is taken of the distress and t plight of the country's finances. There are a number of close observers, however, who, though they may f not be active in support of the market just yet, are convinced that the great a bear movement In cotton Is before long going to get a sudden and abrupt jar. 1 They fall to detect any real evidences a of panic among the holders of cotton s despite colored dispatches from inter- L ested interests. They are beginning to realize that the remarkably small re- 1 celpts at southwestern points mean something important. If the farmers r are throwing their cotton on the market, as price oppressors claim, then r certainly there isn't much cotton to c throw, If comparisons with last year's p figures mean anything. If, on the other hand, there is as large a crop as the exchange experts c claim, then the producers must be Ji stronger than they have had credit for j, and are still steadfast in their determination to obtain better prices or keep their property until the world has <3 to have It. It is more than likely, ( however, that the small receipts la Texas and the southwest are due to the fact of a short crop. There has r been no evidence of even an ordinary I holding movement In the South Atlan- t tic states, and it seems hardly likely hoi fopmciM nf the other end of ^ the belt would consent to hold the bag * for so long. 1 Rather is it probable that they have f been selling their crop in the usual volume, in the usual way and that v their reserve is proportionately the p same as in former years. The last j government ginners' report showed a falling off of over 700,000 bales in Tex- * as alone, indicating that the light re- v ceipts at Houston and Galveston are g due to other causes than holding. One . of the largest and most reliable cotton concerns in New York intimated this t morning that European spinners are f ber t.iing buyers at these prices. If this is true, it seems hardly probable that the fact can be much longer overlooked. Referring to the first paragraph of c the Sun's summary, we want to call attention to the fact that for year's past, The Enquirer has been almost alone in trying to emphasize that the ? price of cotton hardly depends any more on the supply and demand of that commodity than it does upon the supply and demand of money. How fully the financial writer on the Sun 1 appreciates this is made clear in his 1 opening paragraph. From such information as we have , been able to gather, we do not think c the Sun is fair in stating that there F has been no evidence of even an ordi- 0 nary holding movement in the South x Atlantic states. It Is true that the or- I ganized campaign of last summer, s wnereoy large nuuuun^ ui wuuuu j. were bought from the farmers for fu- c ture delivery did much to weaken this c portion of this particular section; but ,s we believe it also true that although t prices are now lower than were paid e last summer for future delivery, it 0 would be difficult to buy in this section ? now as much cotton as was bought a then, even at the prices that were paid I1 at that time. J But it is in the second paragraph of t the Sun's summary that we find the e most significant encouragement for J the southern farmers. Notwithstand- j ing the fact that New York has been c able to bring about a financial squeeze a that Is calculated to make things look jj bright for the bears, it does not follow that the low price people are yet com- t pletely victorious. Europe has some- " thing to say about this situation, j1 There is no "panic" on the other side, ( and neither is there enough cotton to last more than a month or two. Efforts to create an impression to the contrary, notwithstanding, the condi- j tion of the cotton trade is far too satisfactory to even suggest the Idea of s a general closing down of the mills. , and there are many things to indicate if thp f:irmer? onlv' stand firm in T I their holding movement, "the bear ^ movement is. before long, going to get a sudden jar." t ? John Smalls, colored, was killed by t Deputy Sheriff Limehouse at St George. Monday afternoon, while resisting arrest. ? Columbia. October 30: Rev. Dr. S. v H. Zimmerman, financial agent of the South Carolina Methodist Girls' Col- ' lege at Columbia, and statistical sec- t retary of the South Carolina conference, died early this morning at his . home on Elmwood avenue after a protracted illness from typhoid fever, in I' his 47th year. He leaves a widow, for- t merly Miss Elizabeth Simpson, and four children. Dr. Zimmerman was admitted to the South Carolina confer- 1 ence in 1890. He has held charges at a Columbia, Rock Hill. Newberry and j Pendleton. The funeral will be held . tomorrow afternoon from the Main Street Methodist church and the interment in Elmwood cemetery. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERT!8EMENT8. \*m. H. Brown & Bro.?Call attention to Pocahontas perfume, for sale at the Star Drug Store. < . M. Rogers, Pastor?Makes an announcement regarding the Missionary picnic at St. Paul church, which will be given November 7th. llss Rosa J. Idndsay?Will be In Washington, D. C., for some weeks and her studio will be closed until further notice. >obson Bros." Cash Store?Is now 1 showing thirty pretty pattern hats ( which have just been received Also other millinery goods Just uceiv- 1 ed. rorkvllle B. & M. Co.?Announces a big special sale of solid gold jewelry at low prices, including hat pins, scarf pins, rings, . brooches, hair combs, etc. . Q. Wray?Invites special attention to dress goods, blankets, cloaks and jackets for ladies, misses and children. He says he will save you money on winter goods. )r. Earl S. Sloan, Boston?Recom' mends Sloan's liniment to old people who suffer from rheumatism, lumbago and other pains. See fourth page. "Irst National Bank?Advises you to take an inventory of your money affairs. It wants you to let its savings department help you save, 'homson Co.?Has received a case of ladles' brown shoes by express. New line ladies' belts in leather, silk and elastic. scnven s improveu elastic seam drawers. 1. W. White?Asks you why not let him do your broker's business for you. He wants real estate offerings. ,oan and Savings Bank?Calls attention to its statement of condition on October 31. which is published elsewhere in this Issue, fork Drug Store?Is making an advance showing of holiday goods. The line Includes many articles suitable for wedding presents, lerndon & Gordon?Have onion sets for fall setting, several barrels apples. dried fruit and nice hams. >oan and Savings Bank?Publishes its statement of condition at the close of business, October 31st. Deposits are $248,008.33. forkville B. & M. Co.?Is sole agent for Cadet hosiery, made with linen toes, heels and knees. Most of the people of this section lave come to look upon the time when Iquor was sold freely with the saneton of the law, as belonging to the lays before the country had emerged rom barbarism. President Barrett of the Farmers' Tnlon has issued a call for meetings f the county unions to be held at the llfferent county seats throughout the outh on November 9, for the purpose f considering ways and means to hold otton for fifteen cents. The ladies of Rock Hill have inau urated a movement to erect a Concderate monument In their city. Arangements are being made to hold a iazaar during the second week in Noember for .the purpose of raising unds. The high price of flour ought to be 11 the argument necessary to induce hn?e who can to sow wheat. There re lots of farmers who are unable to ee how they can possibly sow wheat; iut the truth of the matter Is that hey cannot afford not to sow. The county board of supervisors of eglstration will hold their regular nonthly meeting in the office of the ounty supervisor next Monday. Peo?le who are eligible for registration, iut who have not yet obtained certlflates, and people who have been regBtered, but who have lost their certifcates, should take notice. A Washington dispatch of Wednesla.v announces the appointment <4| ;oI. R. W. Hunt to be assistant genral passenger agent of the Southern allroad with headquarters in Atlanta, ie succeeds Mr. G. B. Allen, who reired some months ago to go into prifate business. Col. Hunt is well mown throughout both South Caroina and Georgia, and It would be dificult to name a man in either state vho has a larger number of Influential, tersonal and business friends in both, ie is one of the most thorough going >assenger men In the business, and ve are inclined to the opinion that the southern railway people would have lad to hunt a long, long time before hey could have found a better man or their work In Atlanta. THE VOTING CONTEST. At noon today The Enquirer's voting on test stood as follows: Miss Bessie Sandlfer 1,085. Miss Lindsay Clark 900. Miss wnmotn jacKson jbu. The contest comes to a close this vening at 6 o'clock. WITH THE SPECULATORS. The developments of yesterday on he New York Cot;on Exchange are eviewed in an Associated Press dislatch of last night as follows: The cotton market had a sharp adance early today but lost the gain, losing steady net 1 point lower to 3 toints higher. Sales estimated at 400,00 bales. The market opened steady at an advance of 7 to 18 points and after some ittle irregularity during the early sesilon worked up to a net gain of 22 to 8 points on covering and bull suptort. Reports that a leading English rop authority would issue an estimate if only 11,100,000 bales for this seaion's crop of American, were promilent factors on the advance, in addlion to which the market was influnced by the higher cables and reports if a better foreign demand for actual otton. The advance carried Decemter to 10.71 and March to 10.42 or ibout 60 to 75 points above the low evel of last Tuesday and around these igures ottenngs increaseu un rumor* hat it was to buy cotton in some secions of the eastern belt at a price low nough to bring it here for delivery on December contracts at a slight profit. 5ome of the local spot dealers denied his later in the day, but the reports aused the prices to decline during the iftemoon to the lowest point of the tssion. The close was four points up rom the lowest on the later months. Receipts at the ports today 60,291 ales, against 41,852 last week and 53,41 last year. For the week 350,000 Lgainst 321,615 last week and 480.794 ast year. Today's receipts at New Orleans 16,396 against 7,041 last year. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Grace Gage of Chester is vis tins Dr. and Mrs. s. a. weoer. Miss Willie Hare of Chester, is pending a few days with Mrs. Geo. H. )'Leary. Mrs. W. J. White and daughter. Miss Jessie, of Louisville. Ga? are visiting ,1 rs. W. G. White. Mr. Kelly Inman's condition coninues very serious, and he is to be aken to Baltimore today. Mr. S. A. Glenn of Bethel, has been onflned to his home for the greater >ortion of the time during the past two reeks with rheumatism. Information torn him yesterday was to the efTect hat he was somewhat better. Mr. T. B. Belk of Fort Mill, who had ieen in the St. Peters hospital, CharDtte, for three weeks, was able to reurn to his home today. Information from Mr. J. Ed Leech his morning was to the effect that he ppeared to be somewhat better; but here is no certainty as to how much mportance to attach to the apparent mprovement. The following are among the state fair visitors not heretofore reported: Congressman and Mrs. D. E. Flnley, Miss Elizabeth Flnley, Master Gist Flnley, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilborn, Miss Elizabeth Wilborn, Dr. A. Y. Cartwrlght, Messrs. T. P. Moore, Elmo Stephenson, F. C. Black, B. F. Smith, Arthur Wllkerson, J. A. Tate, I. W. Johnson, J. Ed Sadler, W. L. Jackson, W. R. Carroll and Dr. R. A. Bratton. Charlotte Observer: Mr. D. G. Klmbrell, the father of Mr. Frank Klmbreil. who was married here Wednesday night to Miss Donovan, gave an elegant dinner at his borne at Fort Mill, S. O., yesterday, of which the following named partook: Rev. and Mrs. j. H. 'inornweu, Misses L>eua muis, Sallie Felts, Minnie Garrison, Bertha Massey, Katie, Clara and Georgia Culp, Mary Nims, Zoe White, Bessie and Earl Kimbrell and Johnsie Kell, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Meacham, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Culp, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kimbrell, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Massey, and Mr. Walter Meacham and Mr. W. T. Hoagland and Dr. J. B. Elliott of Fort Mill, S. C.; Miss Jennie Donovan of Atlanta; Miss Ola Porter and Messrs. C. R. McCoy and Will Brown of Charlotte, and Miss Nell Porter and Messrs. Fred Porter and McLean Caruthers of Steele Creek. The dinner was a good old-time affair. The dining room was decorated In green and white. Miss Nell Porter received at the door and Miss Minnie Garrison presided at the punch bowl. THE FLOWER SHOW. The annual show of the Floral Society of the First Presbyterian church of Yorkvllle is In progress In the court house today, having opened this morning, and flower lovers generally are enjoying Us beautiful and as tasteful a display of rare and pretty flowers as has ever been collected together In one spot In this vicinity. Chrysanthemums are not generally so numerous and pretty this year as usual. That Is the verdict of most of the ladies who are familiar with the situation; but this hardly applies to the exhibits at the show. Many pf the specimens- there are unusually fine as to size, form and some of them are very nearly perfect In all the points that enter Into the usual schedule of comparison. But the chrysanthemums constitute only a feature of the show. The cut flowers of various kinds, and numerous potted plants add a full share to the Interest. Following Is a list of the exhibitor^ with the exhibits of each. Mrs. S. M. McNeel?chrysanthemums. Mrs. W. G. White?chrysanthemums and potted plant. Mrs. G. H. O'Leary?chrysanthemums. Miss Hulda McNeel?chrysanthemums. Mrs. J. J. Hunter?collection potted plants. Mrs. R. E. Montgomery?Collection potted plants. Miss. Hattle Hunter?Ostrich plume fern. Mrs. R. J. Herndon?Ostrich plyme fern. Miss Lee Williams?Maiden hair fern. Miss Lesslle D. Wltherspoon?Potted plants and maiden hair fern. Mrs. F. C. Black?Begonia and apple geranium. Mr. B. N. Moore?Spruce pine. Miss Daisy Gist?Collection of thirty varieties of roses. Mrs. H. C. Glenn?Roses. Mrs. I. D. Witherspoon?Dahlias and roses. Mrs. W. B. Moore. Mrs. M. J. Walker and Miss Bessie Barron, constituting the board of judges, made a critical examination of the various exhibits this morning and gave Judgment as follows: Best collection chrysanthemums, not less than eight varieties: Mrs. S. M. McNeel. Second best collection chrysanthemums: Mrs. W. G. White. Five best white chrysanthemums: Mrs. W. G. White. Five best yellow chrysanthemums: Mrs. ij. n. u Litrdi^r. Five best pink chrysanthemums: Mrs. W. G. White. Five best bronze chrysanthemums: Mrs. S. M. McNeel. Best single bloom chrysanthemum: Mrs. W. G. White. Best collection roses: Mrs. H. C. Glenn. Best single bloom rose: Mrs. H. C. Glenn. Best* collection- potted plants: Mrs. R. E. Montgomery. Best potted plant: Mrs. F. C. Black. Best maiden hair fern: Miss Lesslie D. Witherspoon. Best vase dahlias: Mrs. T. D. Witherspoon. In connection with the flower show, the ladles have doll, candy and fancy work booths, all of them very attractive. The show is to be closed tonight with an entertainment that will include an Interesting presentation of the "Moon Menagerie." LOCAL LACONICS. Farmers' Union. A local lodge of the Farmers' Union was organized at Lesslie on October 29th. Death of William Crawford. William Crawford, a well known negro of this county, died in Rock Hill last Monday, and was buripd in Yorkvllle by the colored Odd Fellows on Tuesday. Crawford was a well behaved, self-respecting negro, and until his health gave way several years ago, was a useful citizen as a laborer. Gardening was his principal work. First Grade Certificate. Superintendent McMackin has called our attention to the fact that by an oversight in his office, the name of Miss Emma Lesslie was included among 'those who received second grade certificates. Miss Lesslie was awarded a first grade certificate, and the same was in her possession at the time of the publication of the paragraph. An Experiment That Paid. ? CrwltL a/ V /~vr*Lr\* 11 lo Mn 1 Air. 13. XI. >3111111! Ui twin..... has Just harvested four acres of corn that he cultivated in accordance with the Williamson plan except that he did not use as much fertilisers as Mr. Williamson , prescribed. The acres were measured, and there was no guess work. The harvest is 170 measured bushels. The total fertilizers used included one sack of guano and 100 pounds of nitrate of soda to the acre. Tax Collections. Treasurer Neely came in to Yorkvllle last Tuesday night from a round of tax collectlbns over the county and will remain here until next Tuesday. During the time the treasurer had his books open in Yorkville before starting around the county, he collected $830.06. While he was away he collected $2,195.97, and during Wednesday he collected $70.67, a total of $3,096.70, up to yesterday morning. The total number of receipts Issued up to yesterday morning was 398. Almost a Fir*. The gin of Messrs. McOill Bros., at Bethany, had a narrow escape from fire last Wednesday afternoon. The origin of the fire is not known; but it Is thought to have come through the elevator. Within a few moments after it was discovered it filled the entire interior of the ginnery; but prompt use of water and the fire extinguishing steam pipes, aided by the metal sides and top of tne pin Running serveu i<? hold the flames in check. The damage was very Insignificant. Accommodations In Columbia. Rock Hill Record: Quite a number from here are in attendance at the fair at Columbia this week, and from reports by parties who came from there this morning, some of the Rock Hill crowd are having a "sweet" time at night sitting up. A gentleman from Yorkvllle. in the city this morning, who had just returned from Columbia, stated that quite a number from here who went down last night had to sit up all night. He said there must havej been 500 people who could not get lodging last night, among the crowd being some women and children. Killed by Falling Tree. < Mr. Henry Wilds was killed on Mr. c H. R Johnson's place six miles northeast of Yorkvllle last Tuesday by be- a, Ing crushed under a tree. Mr. Wilds n and other laborers were engaged In ft felling trees for lumber. In felling a t? large tree became entangled In the up- j| per branches In such a way that the je trunk was twisted out of what would tj, have seemed Its natural course. The butt of the tree struck Mr. Wilds In the face and knocked him down. He g fell under the tree and It came down s, across his stomach. He lived about an u hour afterward. Mr. Wilds was about e, forty years of age, and was a member w of Union Baptist church. He had no family. The Interment took place at g St. Paul Wednesday. c, For Violation of Liquor Lawa. Fort Mfll Times: Mr. J. P. Billue, the well known shoemaker, was before Magistrate McElhaney Friday upon the q, double charge of delivering express o packages of whisky before sunrise and of acting as resident agent for a for ri 1 eiffn liquor concern, opecitu ^vueiable Sanders of YorkvlUe prosecuted ? the cases, and Mr. Billue was repre- ^ sented by Hon. W. B. Wilson, Jr., of Rock Hill. The agency case was first , taken up and the testimony produced b by the prosecution was of such nature as to cause Magistrate McElhaney to require a *200 bond of Mr. Billue for the letter's appearance at court. The b delivery case against Mr. Billue, who Is assistant express agent, was thrown w out, the evidence produced not being sufficient to require a bond. Progress on Flint Hill Church. tl Fort Mill Times: A recent visitor to cl Flint Hill informs the reporter that 1! work on the new Flint Hill Baptist a church is progressing favorably, the stone foundation having been complet- r ed and the brick work on the main walls commenced. The new church is to be built Just to the north side of the old church. As stated, the foun- u datlons are of stone and the walls will 81 be of pressed brick. The interior of a the church and Its furnishings will be 81 of the very latest designs, and when completed we are told will be one of ? the handsomest country churches in a this section. The church building is ? to cost $6,000. The cemetery at Flint Hill, which was already one of the a largest hereabouts, has recently been ,( enlarged by two acres. To Be a Gresham House. p Rock Hill Herald: Mr. Gresham, who E Is one of the best known hotel men in E the Carolinas, has leased the Carolina a hotel of this city and will take charge b the 1st of January. Many prominent Ij hotel men have made efforts to secure g this hotel, but Mr. Gresham was the fortunate one. The building will be C remodeled, to a certain extent, and If refurnished with new furniture. Mr. o Gresham is now proprietor of at least J twenty hotels and many railroad eating li houses' and is known throughout this F whole country as the king of eating c Mow Orppnp has lived here E and run the Carolina for the past thir- ti teen or fourteen years. After the first of the year he will not be actively en- s gaged in any business, but he rather s thinks that he will continue to make c Rock Hill his home. His many friends h here will be glad to learn that he is to , remain in their midst. a Missionary Picnic. ^ The Missionary picnic at Bethany o last Saturday was a most enjoyable affair, the only drawback being that s the attendance was not so large as it o would have been had the people gen- n erally not been so busy. Dr. E. W. e Pressly's address on education is de- ii scribed by those who heard it as a ti rare treat. The doctor stated that he had never made but one speech before, u That he said was twenty years ago, d and he claimed that It was a failure j notwithstanding that he had given it fi about six years of preparation. "But," d said the gentleman who was telling o The Enquirer about it, "there was cer- b tainly nothing about- this address to b suggest the novice. The doctor dug b down after his material and he dug n deep. Everybody present was enter- tl tained and instructed." Most of the contributors to the missionary fund brought money instead of cotton, and the aggregate of the contributions amounted to $214, something over fi Bethany's share of the $500 that the Rev. Dr. Stevenson's three charges have been contributing to missions during the past three years. Here- tl tofore, the $500 has been going to g the support of a lady missionary, but ^ this year, with the consent of the board of foreign missions the amount 1 will go for the erection of a girl's boarding school at Tampico, Mexico. 0 . . _ 1! MERE-MENTION. J The whole town of Kavatagh, In I Russian-Turkestan, numbering about S 15,000 people, was burled by a moun- C tain slide following an earthquake of o a few days ago. The governor of the S town and his mother were the only two people to escape Four people were t! killed in a wreck on the Wabash rail- b road, near Venice, Washington county, o Pa., last Wednesday More than n thirty villages were damaged by the $ great earthquake which visited south- v ern Italy last week. "The exact num- c ber of the dead is not yet known From June 28 to October 25, there c were 5,039 cases of smallpox reported ti in the United States. Of the number v only sixteen were fatal The com- si mission of senators and representatives e appointed to examine into the business t! organization and administration of tl the postofflce department will report to h congress against the parcel post e [scheme of Postmaster General Meyer, u President Roosevelt has issued a proclamation by which 480,451 acres c | of forest in California are added to tl the national forest reserve New t York bankers have made arrangements f< to import $17,500,000 in gold from b London. Further deals are expected li to bring the amount up to $30,000,000. e A steamship off the South Caro- tl Una coast a few days ago picked up n a portion of a wireless telegraph mes- n sage being sent by a steamship in the ti Pacific ocean off Panama President t< Roosevelt will on November 16th, is- s sue a proclamation proclaiming Okla- h homa a state of the Union. Oklahoma ii will make the forty-sixth state Dr. Walter R. Gillette, "former vice ii president of the Mutual Life Insurance a company, recently convicted In a New e York court, of perjury, has been sen- s tenced to six months' imprisonment in n the state penitentiary The New ii Haven railroad, running between New tl York and Boston, has laid off 2,700 men tl within the last few days In an effort to u cut down expenses Absalom Ma- s gee, a New Jersey farmer, was mur- a dered on the Boardwalk at Atlantic S City early Sunday morning and robbed u of $5,000. A nephew Is charged with tl the crime Fire caused a property w loss of $300,000 at Nome, Alaska, last o Friday Two persons were killed b in a wreck on the Missouri, Kansas 11< and Texas railroad last Sunday. These c were the first passengers killed in the history of the road The recent T trouble with the Ute Indians in South f< Dakota, is said to be due to an effort a on the part of the agency officers to tl make the Indians work The auto- e mobile hearse has been introduced to the streets of New York W. H. si Adzetts, formerly an American ma- ci rine, is under sentence of death at ci Hong Kong, for the murder of Ger- w trude Dayton in August last. He has ti confessed his crime and will be exe- If cuted November 12 The total value b of all farm products produced in the h United States during the year 1906, p was $6,794,000,000 Leroy Brown, a negro prisoner, was burned to death In the Jail at Enterprise, Ala., Tues- ci day morning. The jail was fired by it another prisoner. Aerie Gons, who ic made his escape During the past F ten days Secretary Cortelyou has de-l"] posited $50,000,000 in the banks of the country All kinds of meats were bi reduced 10 per cent In price at Omaha, b Neb., Monday. Edward A. Cudahy of ti the Cudahy Packing company express- a ed the belief that the prices of all g( commodities would be materially re- ci duced There will be elections in twelve states next Tuesday. Six gov- w etnors a~e to be elected The Dol- ci lar Savings bank of Akron, O., closed n Monday temporarily because of the it suicide of Fred A. Brown, the cashier, who had defaulted in the sum of |p $25,000 The 225th anniversary of |z the landing of Wm. Penn, was cele- bi brated at Chester, Pa., Monday si The gross earnings of the Pullman si Palace Car company for the year end- hi lng July 31, were $32,000,000. li CLOVER CULLINGS. mall Gin Fir?? Remarkable Resulti >f the Orr Meeting*?Other Matters, orrtaoondenco of tne Yorkrille hnquiiei. Clover, November 1.?The extenslvt rid valuable plant of the Clover GinIng company had a narrow eacapt om destruction by lire yesterday afrrnoon. Fire was discovered In th< nt Hue, condenser and press and Ir ss time than it takes to write it hat ashed over the Inside of the end ol le building, but by the prompt use ol vo of the three chemical fire extinuishers kept in the gin house for Jusi ach emergencies, the Are was gotter nder control, after which the smouldring cotton in the press and elsewhen as taken out and drenched with wa;r. The fire originated in one of th< ins and is supposed to have beer iused by a match. Mr. W. E. Adams r., manager, says that the chemica ictlnguishers are entirely responsibU >r the saving of the ginnery, and t jnsequent loss of about $3,500 to $4,)0. The actual loss by reason ol amage to the machinery will not exjed seventy-flve dollars, and that ii svered by insurance. About 20( ounds of cotton were burned or damped. The ginnery will not be able tc perate for several days or until th< ecessary repairs for the condenser arive and are installed. About 1,20( ales have been ginned so far, and li i easily possible that there will b< )0 to 1,000 more. The protracted meeting commence* ere on October 15 by Rev. W. W. Or t Charlotte, closed on the 25th, ant as the most notable and successfu vangelistic service ever held in thii jction. The meeting commenced ii le Associate Reformed Presbyteriai hurch, but by Saturday following, th< nth, the attendance had grown to sucl n extent that the building was en irely inadequate, when the Presbyte ian congregation tendered the use o leir building, it being considerably irger, and the offer was accepted. A1 ie available 3pace in the latter wai tllized by the placing of chairs, bu till all could not be accommodate* nd on several nights the crowd wa o large that there were from 150 ti DO persons who were forced to remali n the outside. All the different de ominations united in the work. Si ir there have been eighty-three addi ions to the various churches as thi irect result of the meeting as fol >ws: Clover A. R. P. church, 20; Clo er Presbyterian, 18; Clover Methodist 6; Clover Baptist, 15; Bethany, A. R '., 9; Crowder's Creek, A. R. P., 2 iowling Green Presbyterian, 1; Union taptlst, 1; Charlotte, A. R. P., 1. Ii rt/4<*4s\n fha anlrihinJ UfA and mora t)ne of the community has been great / strengthened and much and lastlni ood accomplished. At a congregational meeting of th' Hover Presbyterian church held 01 ist Sunday afternoon and preside* ver by Rev. W. A. Hafner, Rev. H . Mills of Rldgeway, S. C., was unan nously elected as pastor to succee* lev. S. Hi. Hay. resigned. A forma all will not be extended untjl afte leersheba takes action at a meetlnj o be held on Sunday afternoon. Mr. John M. Smith Is having a hand ome dwelling erected on West Firs treet and will occupy It as soon a ompleted. Capt. W. T. Beamguan as the contract. Mr. W. D. Moore, whose home i bout two miles south of town, ha ought a lot on West First street am rill erect a dwelling on same to b ccupled by himself and family. Mr. H. P. Jackson has recently in tailed a two-horse electric motor b perate the sausage machine In hi leat market. He is very much pleas d with the change, both as to qual Ly of work and the matter of savlni Ime. There has been little or no change li he condition of CS.pt. W. B. Smitl uring the past two or three weeks. Mr. M. L. Smith returned this weel rom a flying business trip to Phila elphia and Boston. He reports th utlook for the yarn manufacturers a eing anything else than encouraginj y reason of the fact that some num ers of yarn have declined In price a luch as 33 per cent during the pas hirty days. WESTON SAYS HOLD, appeal to the South Carolina Cottoi Growers' Association. Mr. Francis H. Weston, secretary o he South Carolina division of th Southern Cotton Growers' associatlor as sent out the following appeal t he farmers of the state to stand firm "In view of the fact that cotton?up n which the prosperity of the stat t dependent?has fallen from 13 cent t the opening to about 10 cents toda; nd its tendency seems still downward deem It my duty as secretary of th Southern Cotton association, Soutl Carolina division, to make this appes n behalf of the business interests o South Carolina. "The loss to the state on account o his depreciation in cotton can hardl e realized; a loss of 315 to the bale r?in case the state of South Carolln lakes one million bales of cotton15,000,000, far more than the assesse alue of the property of most an; ounty in the state. "The decline In the price of cottoi an be partially explained by the ex i-aordinarily tight money market fhich has been prevalent in certali ections of the United States for sev ral months. But an examination o he stock market, will convince yoi hat the depreciation in cotton, whlcl as an Intrinsic value, has been great r than that of any stocks whose val es are largely speculative. "This downward tendency of cottoi an be checked only In one way, ani hat is to withdraw the cotton fror he market. To continue to offer i i>r sale under these circumstances i ut to assist those who are hammer ig the price of cotton down. A south rn man who will sell his cotton unde hese circumstances, except under th lost pressing necessity, is nothini lore or less than a traitor to his coun ry; his position is that of the con emptible East Indian who allied him elf with the English to shoot dowi is own people and assist in conquer hia omintrv. "For the producers to have a vole ,1 fixing the price of his product i proposition so fair, so Just and si quitable that no right thinking per on can oppose it. This is all the far iprs desire or hope for. We are pass ig through a crisis in the history o fie south. If its prosperity is to con Inue, the nrlce of cotton must be kep p. In this fight we can not, like th tock gamblers of Wall street, expec id from the treasury of the Unites tates, but we must make this figh pin our own resources. In fact, it i tie policy of those high in the flnancia orld to depress the price of cotton ii rder that the foreign consumer ma; ring his money and purchase the cot >n in the south and relieve the finan lal situation in Wall street. "They tell us that the farmers o 'exas are demoralized. I have be ne me a dispatch from the Farmers ssociation in Texas to the effect tha ley are not selling their cotton, bu xpect to hold to the last ditch. "You cannot help the situation bj elling your cotton; the only thing yoi an do is to withdraw every bale o atton from the market until its down ard course Is checked. The mills ac< lally need every bale you produce, am ' you are loyal to yourself and to th< est interests of tne soutn, you wu old your cotton and receive bettei rices." Barrett Says Hold.?"Hold youi otton for fifteen cents. It's wortl : and it is being: held, too," said Preslent C. S. Barrett, of the Nationa armers' Union, Tuesday morning Look at the receipts. "There is no reason for selling cottor elow the minimum of 15 cents flxec y the cotton organizations," he connued. "The bankers, most of them re standing by the planters and th< luth has plenty of money to hold th< rop until It brings the price fixed. "See what Texas is doing. You know hat a big proportion of the world's rop is raised in that state. Texas is ot selling cotton now, but is holding for 15 cents." In every county in the cotton growig territory where the union Is organ:ed a meeting will be held on Novemer 9, and here the planters will b? lown exactly the situation. It is lown that the New York exchangs as sold cotton to the spinners for devery In November and the succeeding months at prices far below the minimum demanded by the planters, and they must deliver the goods when called for or pay the difference. There has not been enough cotton delivered to run the mills, according to the best infor? mation, and it is believed that the . planters can demand IB cents and get 5 It, if they will hold out for that price. . ?Atlanta (ieorgian, Wednesday. | FIRST A. R. PRESBYTERY. f Fall Meeting at Edgmoor?Spring ' Meeting at Yorkville. , Edgmoor, October 30.?The First . presbytery of the Associate Reformed i synod of the south met here yesterday, j and was opened with a sermon by Rev. ? j J. M. Blgham on the importance of , tithe paying after which the retiring 1 moderator, Rev. R. A. Lummus con* stltuted presbytery with prayer. Rev. . J. A. White, was elected moderator and f took the chair. Unfinished business * ? was taken up and disposed of in regu j lar order. Four students were pres. ent and delivered trial sermons, they > were Messrs. Kerr, McAuley, Steven3 son and Pearson. The sermons were ) all good, but the sermon of Mr. Stet venson was especially good and would 8 have done credit to a man of mature A years. Mr. W. A. Kennedy was or 1 dained at this meeting in order that he r might the better conduct the work at * South Side mission at Statesville, N. C. 1 The Rev. G. R. White, D. D., the ? 3 stated clerk, resigned at this meeting, 1 and Rev. R. M. Stevenson, D. D., was \ Jt 1 elected to take his place. A memorial 8 was sent up to synod asking that the 1 treasurer of synod have one thousand " copies of the book of government, wor* ship and discipline published and put 1 on sale within the coming year. This ^ matter has been very much delayed. The reports from almost all the con3 gregations were gratifying; in a numJ ber of cases salaries had been over1 paid, and in most cases all assessments 3 had been raised; a number of congre3 gatlons reported salaries increased for 1 next year. Some of the raises were considerable. 3 Yorkville, S. C., was chosen as the * next place of meeting, and Rev. R. G. e Miller, D. D., was selected as moderator. The meeting, while not so fully I* attended as usual, was one of great ; pleasure and harmony. The people of ^ 7 Edgmoor congregation and community * entertained the delegates most royally. ' The next regular meeting will con3 vent on Monday night after the first 1 Sabbath In May. 1908. < : % 80UTH CAROLINA NEW8. T e ? The Presbyterian synod of South [j Carolina convened in Anderson last [. Wednesday with 132 delegates present - The opening sermon was preached by * Rev. William T. Hall of Columbia, the r retiring moderator. Rev. B. Palmer S Reid of Reldvllle, was elected moderator and Revs. G. G. Mayes and F. D. Jones were elected clerks. The bus- g| t IneSs of the synod Includes very little ? out of the usual routine. ? Walter Allen, the Greenville life convict who, with Jim Sudduth recently escaped from the penitentiary, gave a himself up last Tuesday, as he had written the superintendent a few days jg before that he would. Allen presented himself alone. He said that having " learned that his wife was desperately ill he was overcome with a desire to see her again before she died. He ~ went to Greenville county to seo his " wife, and then, when he got ready 5 went back to the penitentiary. The penitentiary authorities were very. Ij much surprised. ?r Spartanburg Herald: J. L. Hood, a It white man employed by the Southern ?kj - railway on construction work between e Gaffney and Blacksburg, was held up s Tuesday night on his way to Gaffney ? from Blacksburg by a negro named . Wesley Wllklns, also an employee of s the Southern railway. According to i the account given here, Hood was held a up at the point of a gun by the negro while he was walking through a. deep and dark cut. He proved himself an equal to the highwayman and his gun. The two men fought for a solid n hour, the negro trying to wrench his gun arm free and pour in the hot lead, and Hood trying to beat him up as f much as possible while he held the gun e out of reach. The two men beat each j other so badly that they were com' pletely exhausted from the loss of 0 blood. Finally Mr. Hood knocked the : negro down, or rather shook him off, . and left him lying on the ground. Hie struggled and got a little distance from the place, but was so weak that he had to lay down by the way. While 1 he was resting the negro came on him g again, he too, having recuperated sufu ficiently to peregrinate on a small -J . scale. Mr. Hood gave his guest a * warm welcome, and for a second time they went at it tooth and claw, fightm Ing most desperately. Finally, they ? both sank dotfrn from mere exhaustion, y ? * > -IAa K.. aMn , ana were luuuu ijiug oiu? uj ' when discovered a little later In the _ night. The negro Wllklns is under d arrest and in jail at Gaffney. He did y not succeed in robbing his man. ? Columbia State, Wednesday: The % n state dispensary commission yesterday - decided to withhold payment of claims of liquor houses.. This Indicates that n the commission intends to go Into the - investigation in accordance with powf ers vested in the commission by the n legislature. These claims, it Is said, h will be paid whenever, the lfquor - houses establish the rightfulness of - their accounts. This can be done, by presenting correspondence and books [i of record. The commission thus hopes d to fasten the charges of graft upon ri some who have been under suspicion, t At a meeting of the commission, held s yesterday in the office of the attorney - general, the following was adopted as - the text of a letter to be mailed the r liquor houses holding claims: "Con- f e stitutlng a court of investigation and / ? acting under authority of the power - conferred upon us by the act of the - legislature of South Carolina approved - 16th of February, 1907, which gives us [> the right as a winding-up commission, - to withhold payment of any amounts J due any parties by the state dispene sary until such parties have placed s themselves with all books and papers o within the jurisdiction of this commis-* * ?nn/lAK Allth onH siun lur CAaiiiiuakiuii uuuct - such examination of the books and pa pers as the commission deem proper, f these books must include the books of - original entry/Journal, cash book, ledt ger, etc., covering all the transactions e with the state dispensary as well as all t other parties and covering such dates 3 as the commission may require, you t are hereby notified to appear with your 8 books and paters. Pending this acJ tion your claim is held up. Should you * i have any good reason why this action V should not be required of you, you may - submit it and if your reason is in the - judgment of the commission a good one we will arrange a date with you f when you can be heard." This letter - is signed by Dr. W. J. Murray, chair- ? !* man of the commission, and is to be t sent to all alleged creditors of the late t *tate dispensary. AT THE CHURCHES. BAPTIST. rhv. i. o. murray, pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at m 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 a. m. Evening service at 7.30 o'clock. CHURCH OF THE OOOD SHEPHERD. rev. j. o. babin. rector. ^ Sunday Services.?Sunday school at 4 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Afternoon service at 5 o'clock. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. rev. e. e. qille3pie, pastor Sunday Services?Sunday school at 10 a, m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. No evening service. TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. j rev. h. 3. cauthrn. pastor. m i Sunday Services?Morning service at 11 o'clock. Sunday school 4.00 p. m. Evening service at 7.30 o'clock. ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN. + rev. w. c. ewart, pastor. Sunday Service.!.?Sabbath school1 10 a. in. Morning service at 11 o'clock. r, Evening service at 7.30 o'clock.