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J&rrapis anil Jacts. ;
? The relations between Sweden and '
Russia are decidedly strained at present.
The tension has arisen because 1
Russia insists upon being released from
the agreement made when Sweden surrendered
Finland that no naval stations
or fortifications should be established
on the Finish shores adjacent to !
Sweden. The part taken by Russia in
the Norwegian integrity treaty and her
present attitude on the .Baltic "closed
sea" question also have greatly irritated
Sweden. Russia for some time past,
has been preparing to establish a naval
station on the western- shores of Aland
Island, which is twenty-five miles from
the Swedish coast and only a few hours
bv steamer from Stockholm.
? The war department, as a part of
the programme for the fortification of
Manila bay, has made application to
congress for an appropriation of $3,000,000
with which to build an artificial island,
in the channel before Cavite, upon
which guns will be mounted for the
defense of Cavite naval station. This
application comes as the action of the
joint army and navy board. As a result
of the work of this board Olongapo,
north Philippines, has been abandoned,
it having been demonstrated that
it would take not less than 100,000 men
to defend the site on the land side. As
a result Manila proper has been se?
lected for the location of the station
and Cavite, the old Spanish station,
will probably be the key to the defense
of Manila. For the proper defense of
Cavite, however, additional fortifications
are necessary. Application has
also been made for additional appropriations
for fortifying sites in Hawaii.
? Washington, March 3: Considerable
interest is being aroused by the
bill Introduced by Representative
Webb of North Carolina, providing
for the dally amount of cotton ginned
in lieu of the semi-monthly report
now made by the director of the census.
This bill provides that this daily
publication shall begin not later than
the 25th of September and shall continue
not later than the 15th of February.
Mr. Webb in a statement re- ,
garding the bill says: "The object of ,
the bill is to destroy violent fluctua- (
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have under the present system of ,
reaching the number of bales ginned.
The bill provides for the daily report- ,
ing of cotton ginned and would cause
the price of this great staple to rise
and fall as gently as the breathing of
a child, absolutely preventing any (
violet or sudden rise or decline in (
price and giving every man a chance j
' to base his calculations for the future (
upon a safe and just estimate."
? St. Louis, March 3: Forty young (
women of the first Baptist church of ,
East St. Louis have formed a combination
which practically amounts to
a boycott against their new pastor,
Rev. L. D. Bass, recently of Cairo.
They refuse to contribute to the pastor's
salary and some of them refuse
to attend church. His opposition to
kissing, dancing and holding hands is {
the cause of their ire. Dr. Bass be- (
came noted at Cairo by his sensational
sermons against the modern woman.
He declared often from the pulpit that
dancing was a cardinal sin and that
Iriecinc hofnro mnrriacp was Hn fl.W
ful thing. The man who kissed a
girl should be shot, he said. One of
Dr. Bass' peculiar statements was
that "holding hands" was a particularly
pernicious practice. "There is
a nerve In the back of the hand that
runs to the brain," he once declared,
"and a nerve in the palm that runs
to the heart. When a man holds a
girl's hand and presses upon these
two nerves, she comes completely
under his control. She will do anything
he wants her to do. She has
placed herself in a most dangerous
position."
? Pekin, March 3; The report that
the Chinese government had released
the Japanese steamer Tatsu Maru,
which originated In Tokio, is without
foundation the situation between
China and Japan is serious, the Chinese
having ignored the demand of
the Japanese t( r the release of ihe
vessel, together with an indemnity.
The Chinese government is not disposed
to grant these terms, inasmuch
as the customs officials have reported
that without doubt the vessel was unloading
smuggled arms at the tiine of
the seizure. It is said the government
is in possession of absolute knowledge
that the arms were intended for revolutionists.
Japan has already disj>atehed
four cruisers to Chinese waters,
and if the Chinese government persists
in ignoring or denying the demand
of Japan, serious measures will
result. The viceroy of Canton is said
to be very much embarrassed by the
presence of the Japanese cruiser Idsumo,
recently arrived there. Details
of China's position are not known,
but the present dispute, following so
closely upon the controversy over the
Tsin Min Tun Fakumun railroad, with
other matters in which China has ignored
Japan's claims, has aggravated
the situation until it is acute. There
is a general feeling of unrest, which
cannot be dispelled except by negotiations
regarding the amicable settl"ment
of the controversies.
? Cleveland. Ohio, March 4: Death
in one of its most terrible forms
claimed between 16<? and 17<? school
children of the Xorth Collinwood
school, in the village of Collinwood,
an eastern suburb today, when the
school building, catching lire from a
defective furnace in the basement, '
was gutted in the space of half an
hour. The building being inadequately
protected by tire escapes, the children
were unable to make their way
to the lower floors in time to escape
the flames as they shot up from the
basement and cut off egress. Starting
about 9.30 o'clock in the basement
from the overheated furnace, the tire
gained the greatest headway before
its presence was noted. The tire drill
was inaugrated at once and those in
the rooms on the lower floors quickly (
moved out of the building, but when
the panic-stricken little ones in the
upper rooms attempted to make their i
way to the stairway the jam of un- 1
controlled and fear-stricken children '
grew until but few were able to extri- :
cate themselves and they perished
almost within reach of safety. Various
and unconfirmed statements are ]
made as to the cause of the fire and |
also that the doors of the building had ,
been locked at the front entrance, i
while but one door of tbe rear en- <
trance was unfastened. The janitor, 1
Fritz Herter, himself bereaved of
three children, says the doors were |
open, according to custom. At any
rate, the congestion of fleeing children '
in the hallway below effectually liar- ,
red the way and the little ones went i
to their death totally unable to evade '
the flames. Within three hours after
the catastrophe, the fire had burned <
itself out and tbe work of recovering I
he bodies proceeded. The village bu
ire. department had only two engines an
md neither, upon arrival after the to,
ilnrm was given, was at all effective gtn
stemming the flames. The school ne
vas a two-story and attic brick
milding. constructed about six years
igo. it was overcrowded with pupils ini
and it was found necessary to utilize W
the attic for those of the ages between
six and eight. ,0
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YORKVILLE, S. C.: SI
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FRIDAY. MARCH ?. 1908. vv
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Governor Ansel thinks that state's Bi
rights are involved in Judge Pritchard's
decision, and that Governor Ansel Is an sp
able lawyer there is no question. Si
Whethf>r he be right or wrong, he is en- K
titled to the support of the people, and v
he should have it. ti<
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It is of little consequence to the state m
of South Carolina what becomes of the j
funds in the hands of the winding-up C<
commission, just so there is a thorough
sn
investigation of the corruption that was
developed in connection with the dis- \\
pensary. The United States court can
easily probe this rottenness to its
filthiest settlings; but will it?
? ji
While we would not lay it down as v<
an inflexible rule, we would suggest as
a general proposition that the most fit in
man for any public office is the man w
who has proved his ability to earn on el
his business or professional merits an
mnnni income ereater than the income
of the office. The man who is able to
earn such an income and who is fully \\
conscious of the fact, is likely to make pi
a better officer than the man who fears
to
to be turned out of the office because W)
of the financial loss involved. W
Because of the recent murderous ac- th
tivity of anarchists in St. Louis, Chicago
and other cities, Secretary Straus, H
of the department of commerce and labor,
has issued an order intended to se- th
cv
cure a more strict enforcement of the x,'
Ci
laws against the admission of this class jn
of people into the United States. The G<
secretary will also use the power of his
department to secure the deportation ^
of anarchists already here. The police Rj
of the large cities are doing what they 01
can to collect as much information ^
against anarchists as possible. nj
^ Y<
There are many people who are unable
to understand why the price of
contract cotton is so much lower than
the price of the real stuff. It is a plain gj
proposition, and there is nothing
strange about it. There are in New
T>
York some twenty or thirty thousand ^
bales of dog-tail cotton that is, under g{
the rules of the exchange deliverable on V<
contracts. It is not fit for anything else m
than to deliver on contracts. The
gamblers gamble over this cotton from ^
one month's end to another, and, of
course, nobody wants it. The effect is A.
- , g?
to seriously depress the price or gooa
cotton. vf
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Election of Senator.
The task of electing a United States
senator has not proved quite as easy j)
and simple as many people thought it
would when the general assembly convened
in adjourned session last Tues- te
day night. ti(
As was quite natural there develop- H/
ed in the general assembly itself a Si
number of candidates who think they
have claims to the vacant position, and
this very naturally complicated mat- ^
ters.
Had the members been content to w
bestow this honor on some distinguishSO
ed outsider, the probability is that they
would have been able to make short jj
shift of the work. There would have
been fewer complications, and the final ^
result would have been more likely to
have been determined on a basis of Jc
fitness and merit. L'
There is no use, of course, to criticise lo
the general assembly for what it is doing.
It is supposed to be completely
representative of the people, and if it ar
is not so representative, the fault lies se
with the people. If for any reason it
prefers to elect one of its own number, f
and is able to do so, it is entirely within
its rights. el
As to what will be the final outcome, el;
we confess that we have very little
idea; but we are inclined to think that Ve
if an election is not reached today, the hi
members will be very Impatient by to- ^
morrow afternoon, and there will be cc
noticeable in the vote that which will
reflect a desire to get home.
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BALLOTING FOR SENATOR. ot
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General Assembly Working Hard and l,
Making Slow Progress. se
Coi.t MBiA, March 6, 3.21 p. m.? |"
Frank Gary elected on fourth ballot by e'
one majority. J. S. Brice. f0
The general assembly convened in
01
adjourned session in the Capitol last
Tuesday night at about 7.45 o'clock for
the purpose of choosing a I'nited States "J
senator to fill the vacancy caused by
the death ot the late Hon. A. C. Latl- fr
in
iner.
The two houses, as the law requires, 1
met in their respective chambers, and
began the balloting separately.
In the Senate. ..
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Nominations were made in elaborate f
speeches. Senator Rogers nominated ?
Senator Walker of Georgetown. Sena- la
ior .ucKeitlian nominated .Major Jas. L. 01
L'oker of Hartsville. ('apt. J. H. Brooks ta
.0111 mated senator W. L. Mauldin of H
Jreenville. Senator Johnson nominated W(
Hon. Frank B. Gary. Senator Weston
nominated Gen. Wilie Jones of Coluin- e('
bia. The voting resulted as follows in f)C
the senate: I'4
Walker 17. .Mauldin 7: t'oker 4, Gary 01
Jones ' <. Absent and not voting, 4. *?
In the House. ^
When routine business had been dis- ed
[?o>ed of Speaker Whaley called for ed
lominations for I'nited States senator, co
The first name placed in nomination ex
was that of Hon. W. L. Mauldin, whose he
name was presented by Representative pa
John R. Harrison of Greenville, who is
referred to Senator Mauldin's public ge
record of many years. pi
The name of Hon. F. B. Gary was th
[ resented by Representative D. L. th
smith of Colleton, who referred to Mr. th
lary's record as legislator and jurist. an
Representative P. A. McMaster nomi- tw
nited Gen. Wilie Jones of Columbia, th
referring to his record in 1876, his rec- all
>rd as a soldier and as chairman of the co
date Democratic executive committee, wi
Representative H. M. Ayer of Flor- lie
nee, nominated Major J. L. Coker, re- er;
'erring to his work as a citizen, in nu
isiness, and his interest in education J
d other public matters.
Representative Sawyer of Georgewn,
placed in nomination Senator J>eand
G. Walker, declaring that his R,
opio had always delighted to honor
ill. Rf
Tills was the last nomination and
Hotting was begun, the nominees beg
Man Id in, Gary, Coker, Jones and R.
alker.
Result of Balloting. M
The result of the ballot was a folws:
Mauldin 11, Gary 60, Coker 16. Jones JWalker
2.1. J. H. Hudson 3, Jas. H.
irllsle 1. The total vote was 120,
which a majority would have been
Mr. Gaiy lacked but one vote of
majority of the votes cast in the
>use. The speaker merely announc1
the vote and stated It would be
inted in the Journal and read in M
int assembly tomorrow. The vote
as as follows:
For Gary?Aull, Bailey, Bethune, Sfl
ayd, Brantley. F. M. Bryan, Cannon,
irey, Carson, Carwile. Clark, Culler,
Ingle, Dixon, _ Douglass. Dowling,
pps, Fraser, Garris, vv. j. uiosun,
lasscock, Goodwin, Hall, Hardin,
arman, Harris, Hinton, Hughes, Hy iek,
Johnstone, Jones, Lester, Lelt;r,
Little, MeKeown, Miley, Miller,
orrell, Patterson. Richards, Robin- Y<
n. Saye, Scarborough, Scruggs,
tarpe, Shipp, Slaughter, D. L. Smith,
E. Smith, Stillwell, Stubbs, Thomas,
>dd, Tompkins, Verner, Walker, J.
annamaker, Wlmberly, Woods, Wyle?60.
For. Walker?Ballentine, W. D. Ct
ryan, Cosgrove, Derham, Dick, Doar,
ause. Kallahan, Legare, Marion, Xiir,
Norton, Parker, Reaves, Richardn.
Rucker, Sawyer, Sellers, K. P. H
nlth, Spivey, BanderHorst, Vonolnitz.
Wallace, Wiggins, Ycldell?
For Mauldin?Arnold, Banks, Beati,
A. G. Brice. Cothran, Greer, Har- St
y, Harrison. Hemphill, Xesbitt, Youans?11.
For Coker?Speaker Whaley. Ayer,
S. Brlce, Carrigan, Cllnkscales, Y
aurtney, Cox, J. B. Dodd, Gyles, Keriaw,
Kirven, Lawson, Nichols, >*ioholin.
Wade?16.
For Jones?Croft, McMaster, Tatum,
'ingard?4.
For Hudson?J. P. Gibson, MeColl, R
ine?3.
For Carlisle?Nash?1.
The Marlboro delegation voted for
idge J. H. Hudson, and Mr. Nash Vi
?ted for Dr. Jas. H. Carlisle. The
embers are not restricted to voting
r those whose names are put in nomation,
but can at any time vote for T1
homsoever they please. At the conusion
of this ballot the house transited
routine business and then adurned,
until Wednesday morning. G
In Joint Assembly,
inint as?nmhlv nnnvened at 12.30 *
rednesday afternoon, and after the
eliminary of putting various candiites
in nomination, two ballots were Y
ken. The result of the first ballot
as as follows: Jones 8. Gary 62,
'alker 41. Coker 24, Lee 5, Mauldin 19.
A second ballot was then ordered and M
e result was as follows:
For Mr. Gary.
Senators Carpenter, Hough, Efir<l, C<
arvey, Johnson?5.
Representatives Aull, Bailey, Beune,
Boyd, Brantley, F. M. Bryan,
innon, Carey, Carson, Carwlle, Clary,
aller, Dingle, Dixon, Douglass, Dowlg,
Epps, W. J. Gibson, Glasscock,
oodwin, Hardin, Harman. Harris, pi
inton, Hughes, Hydrlck, Johnstone,
nes, Lester, Leitner, Little, Mc- .
eown, Miley, Miller, Nash, Richards,
Ichardson, Robinson, Saye. Scarbor- so
igh, Scruggs. Sharpe, Shi pp. Slaugh- w
r, D. L. Smith, Stillwell, Thomas, C(J
odd, Tompkins, Verner, Walker, Wanimaker.
Wimberly, Woods, Wyche, al
?ldell?56. w
For Mr. Walker.
Senators Appelt, Bass, Bates, Bivens, Gi
Ibson, Graydon, Hardin, Holiday, Kel- te
, Laney, McGowan, Raysor, Rogers,
nkler, Townsend, Williams?16.
Representatives Ballentine, W. D. Gi
ryan, Clinkscales, Cosgrove, Derham, in
oar, Gause, Kallahan, Legare, Mann, T]
iver, Norton, Parker. Reaves, Rucker,
iwyer, Sellers, Spivey, VanderHorst, 1?
;>nKolnitz, Wallace, -Wiggins, You- ds
ans?23. th
For Mr. Coker.
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Senators Carlisle, Earle, Griffin, Mc- .
eithan?4.
Representatives Speaker Whaley, to
yer, A.* G. Brice, T. S. Brice, Carrim,
Courtney, Cox. J. B. Dodd, J. H.
odd, J. P. Gibson, Hall, Kershaw, Kir'n.
Lane, Lawson, McColl, Nichols, nc
icholson. Patterson, J. E. Smith, th
'ade?21. Oi
For Mr. Lee.
Senators Clifton and Representatives f
ick, Fi-aser, Stubbs and Tatum?5.
1 For Mr. Mauldin. 01
Senators Black, Brice, Brooks, Chris- nf
nsen, Otts, Sullivan?6. gi
Representatives Arnold, Banks, Beat- to
?, Cothran. Frost, Greer, Harley, 8t
arrison, Hemphill, Nesbit, K. P.
uith?11. M
For Mr. Wilie Jones. 5,0
Senator Weston?1. fh
Representatives Croft, McMaster, th
orrell, Wingard?4. tj,
Senator Blease voted for J. F. Cald
ell of NewberrySenator
Crouch voted for R. B. Wat- w'
>n of Saluda. th
Senator Smith voted for Miles B. W(
cSweeney of Hampton.
Senators Toole and Talbert and Repsentative
Gyles voted for D. S. Hen>rson
of Aiken. sa
Recapitulation of the above shows:
>nes 5, Gary 61. Walker 39, Coker 25,
?e 5, Mauldin 17, McSweeny 1, Hen- "a
8: necessary to a choice 80. th
Yesterday's Developments. Sf
There were eleven ballots yesterday fa
id at the close of the day it did not sh
em that the question at issue was gr
uch nearer a settlement than at the fo
ginning. be
Gaiy lead all day. On the fourth hi
iHot he lacked but eight votes of a p(
loice. He went back to 63 on the
ghth ballot, but on the fintl ballot W(
id 66. an
Walker who was next to him, had a th
>ry varying experience, reaching gh-water
mark on the second ballot
ith 49, but dropping down to 26 on nv
le fifth, but receiving 34 on the final fo
>unt. lif
Mauldin's vote varies from 16 to 20,
i having 11 on the last ballot. ^
An effort made to run in Sen- ga
or Graydon of Abbeville, as well as f0
hers, was fruitless, as Graydon got .
Hy 8 votes, this on the ninth count. 1
President of the Senate T. C. Mc- ba
god made a little spurt but had him- se
If withdrawn, but later he was put i
the rac=? again, his highest vote beg
24 in the tenth, with 19 in the co
eventh. th
Last night a spurt was also made
r Mr. J. Wright Nash of Spartan- f
irg, his vote being 8 on the fifth, 12 in
i the sixth, 15 seventh, 19 eighth, da
i ninth, 17 tenth and 12 final. ba
Coker, who was a leader Wednesly,
lost throughout yesterday and er
opped out after the tenth ballot. to
The vote of Gary was as follows, pe
om the first ballot yesterday morn- ,9
g to the final last night, respective:
69. 69. 70, 71, 64. 70, 66, 63. 63. 63. to
1. sh
pr
? Washington, March 3: The charge iti
at the government had been robbed be
over $70,000,000 since 1880 by th
ilroads carrying the mails was made an
1 the floor of the house of represcntives
today by Mr. Lloyd of Missouri,
e referred to the new system of el'
pierhine: the mails recently introduced in
- the postmaster general and declar- fu
1 that it was an admission that the
>stoftice department had allowed the WI
ople of the country to be mulcted sp
it of the sum stated. He demanded eh
know why suits had not been in- .
Ituted against the railroads to rever
this money. Xo suits, he charg- >n
I, have oeen tiled and none suggest- an
i. "I call upon the chairman of the
mmittee to audit and control the
penses of the postoffice department,"
; exclaimed, "to investigate that deirtment
and ascertain whether there
anything wrong in it." Mr. Wanr,
of Pennsylvania, the chairman, nil
edged a careful investigation into
e subject. Mr. Lloyd, referring to
e retirement of Mr. Madden, the *
ird assistant postmaster general,
id the proposition to drop twenty- tn(
0 postoffice inspectors, declared t,1(
at they were from the beginning 6 i
1 "marked" men because of their 00<
nnection in one way or another
th tlie suppression of certain pub- va
ations. "We have too much bureau- po
acy." he exclaimed. "We need ral
ne law and less departmental rule." wl
.OCAL AFFAIRS, r
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J.
R. Allison, Tlrzah?Has a fine half j]
Jersey cow with young calf for sale, c
isa J. Lindsay?Is attending a dem- a
(lustration of photographle supplies v
in Charlotte this week. iE.
Dagnal, Hickory drove No. l? ,1
OlTers a cow for sale cheap. t
rs. J. D. Land. Yorkville No. 1? t
Will sell Rhode Island red eggs at t
$1 per setting. h
Jj. Williams & Co.?Have picked 7
up $3,000 worth of new spring cloth- a
ing, water damaged, and are offering 1
them at 50 cents on the dollar. r
>an and Savings Rank?Says that r
money deposited with it will be $
safely cared for, will gradually grow r
and will always be ready. !
. W. White?OlTers several pieces of i
real estate for sale at various prices. ^
He also wants to buy property. H
im M. Grist?Says that the record 'a
of the Mutual Benefit Insurance ^
company proves it to be in a class
by itself. a
ark Supply Co.?Sells Vulcan mid- ^
die breakers, turn plows and points, a
has chicken wire, guano plows, fertilizfr,
etc. Headquarters for farm j'
supplies.
arkville Hardware Co.?Has full variety
of garden tools, Including shovels,
forks, rakes, spades, garden
plows, etc.
W. Dobson?Tells about new arrivals
of groceries, and gives you a 1
line on what to have for breakfast.
utoII Furniture Co.?Is showing its g
new spring line of mattings and asks
you to see the new matting rugs at
75 cents each.
erndon & Gordon?Have everything \
in groceries, farm hardware, etc. t
Also have seed Irish potatoes, onions
and onion sets, and a big line of
soaps. t
-nxae.cn.uh r'n?Wfints the ladies ^
to see the new spring lines of Reed's
Oxfords and high cut shoes, ranging
in price from $2 to $3.50 a pair. I
orkvllle B. & M. Co.?Makes a dis- i
count of 20 per cent on all clothing
and overcoats for men and boys, and
dress goods and coats for ladfes and *
misses; 10 per cent off high cut c
shoes.
oyal Baking Fowder Co.?Calls attention
to the absolute purity of "
Royal baking powder. See fourth g
page. ,
a.?Car. Chemical Co.?flives additional
information about the use and
effect of its fertilizers. See fourth r
page. t
tiomson Co.?Are making special of- ,
ferings for Saturday and Monday,
including pillow tops, English long
cloth, etc. r
, L. Suggfe?Requests subscribers to t
The Enquirer who haven't paid to
please do so at once. s
C. Wilborn?Wants a buyer for the
J. R. Ferguson place near Filbert. f
Also wants to buy two small farms,
ork Drug Store?Mentions the fact (
that chloro-naptholeum is the best t
of all disinfectants for pig pens, j
hen houses, etc.
rs. M. H. Metts?Will sell or rent her
Congress street residence. Rent terms r
reasonable. g
irroll Bros.?Are in receipt of a car- j
load of cultivators and request buyers
to call for their machines. 1
Free ballot and fair count.
Another week gone with but little
owing done.
The Anderson Daily Mall wants to 1
low if Anderson county cannot win
me of the school improvement prizes. ?"
re feel quite sure that Anderson can {
me in if it can beat York. York has
' - ? ~ On(1 I
ready carried <>11 tme mat |uu.c ?*..v
ill take some more.
Mr. Jeff D. Whitesides of Hickory
rove has handed The Enquirer an Inresting
souvenir in the shape of a reipt
given by the late Capt. L. M.
rist to Mr. J. M. Whitesides, evidencg
the payment of a subscription to
he Enquirer from Jan. 1, 1858 to Jan.
1859. The price of the paper in those
lys was $1.50 a year. The paper at
at time, however, was weekly and did
>t contain nearly so much matter as
>es one issue of the semi-weekly o$
day.
"As soon as the season opens up,"
Ivises the Southern Cultivator, "do
?t go out and commence to burn off
,e vegetable matter on your fields,
ur soils need humus, and it is a miske
to burn grass, corn stalks or cotton
alks. If you are able, buy a stalk
itter and cut them up, so they will
>t be in the way of the plow or the
owing crop. If you do not feel able
' purchase a stalk cutter, take hoes or
icks and break the stalks to pieces,
any farmers think, when they go out
me windy day in the spring and set
e to all the stubble and stalks on
eir farm, that they are doing someing?and
in fact they are, burning
t money?for any ton of stubble Is
orth $5 to the soil as manure, while
e ash from this stubble would not
eigli over eighty pounds and not be (
orth exceeding fifty cents."
Like many other church observances, ?
,ys the Carolina Spartan, Lent is a f
an-made institution. In the early f
ivs the church borrowed much from ?
e old mythologies and religions. f
>mehow the observances of feasts,
sts and holy days crept Into the wor- r
iip and humanized it to a great de- (
ee. There is no more reason wny
rt.v days after Ash Wednesday should *
observed as a period of fasting and t
imiliation than forty days after the
jurth of July. It Is a perfunctory and .
orldly way of worship. The meaning j
id practice of this observance is about g
is: We will put the bridle off forty
iys before Ash Wednesday and have a f
ost halarious run of fun and frolic,
rgetting the requirements of pure refion
and undeflled. Then when Ash ^
ednesday comes they cease their g
ileties and pray most devoutly for the t
rty days to epd so they can surrender t
eir forced religion and enter the gay,
d old world again and enjoy themIves.
Now that is the spirit with y
tiich many people observe Lent. Of t
urse, there are some very good people t
at would not dance or play cards and
i on a pleasure excursion for anything t
the world and they spend the forty
ys most devoutly in worrying and .,
a
dgering shopkeepers and dressmak- c
s and getting ready for a grand rush ^
a joyful Easter. The man who excts
to even up the shortcomings of g
5 days by keeping Lent in a perfunc- g
ry and formal sort of way in pretty r
ort on the requirements and constant a
ivileges and blessings of a pure spjr- c
lal life. Every day is a holy day
cause Hod made it. No one is better (|
an another, and no one requires fuller t
id more cheerful service than another,
lere is no work and worship of superogation
in liis kingdom which is here
this world and at this time. A joy- p
1. cheerful service he desires. If you a
ish to know how to keep the Lenten v
frit the year round, study the first s
aider of Isaiah and the thirteenth
apter of First Corinthians and live v
i- ? - - ?.! !? inotenotiAn t ho rn I ?-t
Iiui nnmi.\ \\ mi iiir iimn uciumi nib?vui ^
d get in tune with the Infinite and p
erv day will be a holy day to you. t
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SPECULATIVE MARKET. u
An Associated Press dispatch of last h
?ht from New York reviews the day's
velopments in the speculative cotton tl
irket as follows: tl
The cotton market continued quiet p
lay with fluctuations irregular and S(
p close steady at a net decline of 4 to
joints. Sales were estimated at 175,)
bales.
The market opened steady at an ad- ft
nee of 3 points to a decline of 2 p
ints the near months being higher on .
ther better cables than expected
die late positions were lower and If
ight after the call near positions inreased
also underscattering liquidalon
in the absence of support. After
bowing a net loss of about 1 to 2
mints the market rallied to a net gain
if 4 to S points on the near months as
, result of covering, but the advance
i'hh not sustained and the market ruled
ather weak during the afternoon tinier
liquidation and local pressure, alhough
there seemed to be nothing in
he news to cause depression beyond
atk of easier spot business in Ala>ama.
At one time active months were
to 0 points net lower. The close was
. little up from the lowest on covering,
t was reported that the National Giniers*
association estimated the amount
if cotton ginned to March 1st at 10,52.000
bales and that 66,000 bales renained
to be ginned, making a total of
0,918,000 bales exclusive of linters.
rhis was about as expected and was
lardly a market influence. Southern
pot markets were generally unchanged
md exports exceeded port receipts for
he day by about 17,000 bales.
Receipts at the ports today 13,509
Lfirainst 15.827 last week and 22,538 last
rear. For the week 120,000 bales
igainst 121,066 last week and 175,453
ast year. Today's receipts at New Oreans
5,705 against 4,958 last year and
it Houston 2,100 against 6,156 last year.
ABOUT PEOPLE.
Mrs. S. W. Inman is visiting at Lowyville.
Mr. James Marshall of Anderson,
ipent Thursday with Mrs. W. F. Marihall.
Mrs. J. N. Mclver of Gulf, N. C.,
,'islted Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Gillespie
his week.
Mr. Theodore Boyd of Fort Mill
ownship was In Yorkville Wednesday
in business.
Mrs. M. E. Howell and Miss May
Cendrick of Begonia, are visiting Miss
^ee Williams.
Miss Rosa Lindsay spent Thursday in
Charlotte in attendance upon a series
if photographic demonstrations.
Rev. Frank D. Jones of Aiken, spent
iVednesday night in Yorkville, the
ruest of his aunt. Mrs. W. II. Mcf'onlell.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ixiwry Guy of Low yvllle.
spent Wednesday In Yorkville,
he guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.
,owry.
Mr. R. C. Jackson of Tirzah, cut his
ight foot quite seriously Tuesday afernoon,
while cutting fire wood. The
ixe slipped and hit his foot.
Dr. and Mrs. M. J. Walker were call'd
to Heath Springs yesterday on ac
:ount of the critical illness or tne 111ant
child of Rev. and Mrs. It. E.
lharpe.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Furber have
noved to Yorkville from Lockhart and
ire boarding with Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Mexico. Mr. Furber. who Is a carpen
er, will work for J. J. Keller & Co.
WITHIN THE TOWN.
? Every citizen of Yorkville who is
in titled to do so should get a registraion
certificate.
? The Commercial club of Yorkville
jas gone into liquidation. Most of the
urniture and fixtures have been sold.
? Bill collectors have been busy durng
the past few days. The monthly
inflection system has become quite
reneral in Yorkville of late.
? Every citizen of Yorkville is sup>osed
to know the law with regard to
egistration. It is quite probable that
very citizen does know the law. But
iven if this is a fact it does not folow
that every citizen will be registerid.
Under the law the supervisor is
equired to see the state registration
lertiflcate of every voter who would
lualify for a municipal registration
lertiflcate. The supervisor must also
lave evidence that the applicant has
>aid all past due taxes. Most of the
vhite citizens are able to conform to
hese requirements. But there is a disjosition
to procrastinate about it. People
reason that they can attend to the
natter at any time and a common result
is failure to attend to it at all. It
s bad policy tor a citizen of a town
ike this to neglect to qualify himself
o vote. He often sees things going on
l-.n* An rmt moot Vli? flnnmVfll: but if
le is not qualified to vote, he Is really
leservlng of very- little sympathy. Every
citizen who is entitled to register
ihould get a municipal registration
certificate. One man with a registraion
certificate has more power than.a
lozen who have no certificates.
TO REORGANIZE THE PARTY.
The first number on the local political
programme this year is to reorfanize
the Democratic party in the.
county, and although this is a matter
>f no little importance, it is a fact that
comparatively few people ever know
inything about it until it is practically
iver.
The reorganization of the party comnences
with the call of the county
chairman for a county convention,
vhich is this year to be held In May.
The substance of this call is to direct
he Democratic voters to meet at their
espective precincts, re-organize their
espective clubs by electing presidents,
vice presidents, secretaries, etc.,
ind elect delegates to the county con'entlon,
the date of which is usually
lxed In the call.
Of late years, the reorganization of
i precinct is quite a perfunctory proeeding,
devoid of excitement, and the
Lttendance is usually small. It is safe
o say that there has not been more
han twenty voters present at the reor- I
;anizatlon of any precinct club in the
ounty during the past six or eight
'ears, and that most of the reorganizaions
have been effected by only two or
hree voters. It is common, in fact, to
et the meetings actually go by the
toard, and subsequently a few indiiduals
get together, agree upon officers
nd name a delegation to the county
onvention. This has often been done
iy a single individual.
Notwithstanding the small amount of
;eneral interest in this matter of reor;anizing
the clubs, it is not often that
eorganization goes by default. There
re generally a few men at each preinct,
who realize the importance of
;eeping up the organization and who
ischarge the duties incident to the
ask.
SAYE'S ROAD LAW,
Some of the politicians are regarding
)r. Saye's road law with great glee,
nd are promising themselves that
/hat they will do for the doctor this
ummer will be a plenty.
The argument is that the average
oter has not yet been educated up to
he point where he can appreciate that
t takes something more substantial
han wishes to build roads, and it will
e an easy matter' to get these voters
p in arms against the author of a
tw that provides for taxes.
It is already being whispered about
hat the law will never be enforced;
hat Dr. Saye will be defeated in the
rimaries this summer, and his succesr?r
will have the law repealed before j
can be put in execution.
As a matter of fact it is very easy I
>r any practical man to see that a law !
ke this cannot demonstrate its wis- J
om under at least two or three years. will
require that long probably to i
show whether it is really capable of
improving- the roads, and many people
who pay taxes in the meantime are
likely to he a little Impatient.
"This is really a good law." said a
public man of experience to the reporter
a few days ago, the best tiling of
the kind that has been put on the statute
books, so far as this section is
concerned; but they are going to give
Saye down the country about it. I believe
they will beat him on this law;
hut I will bet you this. If they do
beat him, the man they elect in his
place will not dare repeal the law.
You will find that as the people study
the proposition they will become convinced
that it is a good thing, about
the best thing that can be done. At
least a large number of people will become
convinced of this. And just as
Dr. Saye may be defeated for having
procured the passage of such a law, the
man who succeeds him on a platform
of opposition will just as surely be defeated
two years later, if he has it repealed."
SERVICE OF THE PUBLIC.
The following is from the last issue
of the Port Mill Times:
A Reply From Clerk of Court Tate.
Editor Fort Mill Times: I am in receipt
of a copy of the Times you sent
me containing an editorial headed
"How does this strike you."
I suppose the complaint is directed
to me, as much as you sent me a marked
copy. The two sale notices that are
now being published in the Rock Hill
Herald would have been advertised in
the Times, but :!or the fact that the
Decrees for Sale were not taken until
Wednesday, February 12th, and I
I fL/MtJwL f If iuao aa In fn irAii f r\ nnK_
iiiuugiii 11 ?? an n/v; laic iui j vu iu puvllsh
the sale notices then. They would
not have reached you until Thursday
morning.
Mr. R. F. drier was in Yorkville on
Monday of that week, and I asked him
how late In the week you could receive
an advertisement, and publish it, and
his reply was Tuesday night.
This Is not the first time you have
complained about not getting your
rights, and 1 think thut it would be
more proper for you to seek information
about such matters privately from the
proper sources before you present it to
the public. I will be in Fort Mill on
Tuesday, March 3rd, and if It is your
desire to show the public that I am discriminating
against The Times, or
against the Fort Mill People, I will
then answer you publicly, if you desire
to thrash it out before the public.
Nine-tenths of the Decrees of Sale
that are taken name the paper in which
the sale notice is to be published, and
when this is the case, I have no discretion
in the matter. I have given The
Times every sale notice of Fort Mill
Property that has been advertised when
it was in my power to do so.
You no doubt remember about four
months ago, I gave you an order to
print some blank Certificates of Registration,
and asked you to get them
ready for me by the following salesday,
and you did not reply to my letter, and
I wrote you again Just before salesday
urging you 'to send them at once. You
then replied, thanking me for the order,
but stated that you were not prepared
to do that kind of work. This
public printing had to go elsewhere
because you were not able to do it.
The truth is I felt kindly towards
The Times, and have tried to help you,
and have helped you to some extent,
and all that I get in return for my efforts
is complaint. J. A. Tate,
C C C Pis
Yorkville. Feb. 25.
[The above communication was intended
for our last issue, but came too
late for publication. Inasmuch as The
Times published an explanation last
week for the publication of the notices
in The Herald, we had hoped that the
matter was closed, but as Clerk Tate
insists that his reply be published, we
gladly give space to it this week. The
Times has no reply, no comment, to
add except, if Mr. Tate was so anxious
to do the right thing by this paper it
seems that he might have ordered The
Herald to print the notices in its Issue
of the 15th and then sent them to The
Times for the following two issues.
With this we pass the matter up.?
Editor Times].
LOCAL LACONICS.
In the Supreme Court.
Chris L. Kennedy and Porter B.
Kennedy, respondents, vs. W. L. Hill,
appellant. Affirmed. Opinion by Eugene
B. Gary, associate justice
The County Commissioners.
The regular monthly meeting of the
county board of commissioners was
held last Wednesday. The only busi-.
ness that was transacted out of the
usual routine was the consideration of
a petition from people of the Cotton
Belt neighborhood, asking for the
chaingang when it is removed from its
pi-esent location in Fort Mill township.
A resolution was adopted to the effect
that the chaingang would go to the
road which could show the largest
amount of rock laid down on the ground
and available for macadam work.
The Game Laws.
Mr. B. F. Taylor, president of the
State Audubon society gives the following
information about the game
laws: "There seems to be a pretty
general impression in the state that
some change has been made in the
game laws. In some instances it is
stated that no birds are now protected,
and I would be very glad if you would
make it known through the columns of
your paper that there has been no
change made in the bird, game and fish
laws of this state except two very minor
amendments concerning the season
in Lexington county and making a close
season for the ODOssum. The Audubon
society will shortly have printed copies
of all of the bird, game and fish laws
for distribution and we wish to warn
all parties that violations of the laws
will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
We are obtaining convictions every
week."
Baseball in Rock Hill.
Rock special of March 5, to The
News and Courier: Guy Gunler the
foxy baseball manager of Sumier.
dropped into Rock Hill today, though
not unexpectedly, and has signed with
the Rock Hill Baseball association us
manager for the coming season. Gunter
knows the game, having won two
pennants for South Carolina towns in
the state league in the past two years.
He also knows the players and has his
eye on some swift ones for the coming
season, which will open some time in
April. The Rock Hill Baseball association
held a meeting last night in the
Commercial club rooms and a good
deal of business was transacted. The
most important thing was u decision
of the association to secure suitable
grounds in easy access of the city.
Several grounds were placed before
the association. The association is getting
down to work and expects to play
fast ball this season.
Fire In Mecklenburg.
Charlotte Observer: The barn of Mr.
J. R. Walker, who is among the most
substantial citizens of upper Providence,
was burned to the ground yesterday
morning about 3 o'clock. Two
mules, four head of cattle, a quantity of
corn and provender and a valuable twohorse
wagon were consumed in the
tlames. There was no insurance on the
building and the value of the goods destroyed
equals the loss to their owner, i
The fite was discovered between 2 and
3 o'clock, the alarm was given and hard
work was done to extinguish the fire, 1
but to no avail. No tracks were found
near the building, but the owner thinks ]
the fire was of incendiary origin. There I
is no apparent connection between this <
lire, which might have beep accidental I
and the Steele Creek epidemic which <
ceased as soon as a deranged negro woman
had been removed to an asylum. >
rhis is the first fire in the county in i
mine little time. i
TO UPHOLD STATE SOVEREIGNTY
Governor Ansel Wants General Assembly
to Take Stand Against Judge
Pritchard.
Upon (lie convening of the adjourned
session of the general assembly, Senator
Christensen introduced in the senate
and Representative Nichols introduced
in the house bills providing for
an appropriation of $15,000 for the use
of the attorney general in prosecuting
the graft cases and authorizing the
governor to provide bonds for the
members of the winding-up commission
in case bonds should become necessary
under Judge Pritchard's proceedings.
The bills passed the house with little
difficulty; but met with trouble in
the senate at the hands of Senator
Blease and the other senators
who have all along been trying to obstruct
legislation directed against the
people likely to suffer at the hands of
the attorney general. The bills were
not killed in the senate; but were caroiFan
In onnnrrlnnnia with nAlnto nt
I ICU "?vi lift UVVW* V*M?*VV ** *. ? KWftUVW
order, etc. As to whether they can
be passed will depend upon the length
of time necessary to finish the business
of electing a senator.
Last night after the two houses returned
to their respective halls after
the dissolution of the joint assembly
the following message from the governor
was read to both:
"Owing to the fact that the funds
of the state of South Carolina, which
are now in the hands of the commission
to wind up the dispensary arc
sought to be taken from their hands
by the United States court, without
the consent of ycur honorable bodies,
the only department of state government
to give consent that the state be
sued.
"And as the autonomy of the state
must be maintained and the right to
administer her funds by her own
agents preserved,
"And feeling that you realize the
government principle of state sovereignty
and the rights of a state under
the constitution of the United States,
"I respectfully recommend such
legislation at this session as will protect
the interest of the state and obviate
the necessity of further action
on your part."
inasmuch as the members are now
serving without pay. It is quite possible
that there will be no action and
In that event the governor will probably
call an extra session.
LIGHT ON LOANS.
Senator Tillman Would Probe Businosa
of New York Banks.
Senator Tillman wants to know to
what extent the deposits In New York
banks are being used for the encouragement
of stock gambling. A few
days ago the senator introduced a resolution
directing the comptroller of the
currency to procure for the senate a
detailed statement of all the loans made
by New York national banks upon col
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lateral security num jcluuaij & m ??vcember
1. 1907, with the names of the
borrowers, the amounts of the loans
and lists of stocks and bonds deposited
with each loan as collateral security,
with a statement whether they are time
or call loans, and whether call loans
are made by the executive officers of
the banks or by order of the board of
directors.
Mr. Aldrlch suggested that as drawn
the measure had many objectionable
features, but he thought a resolution
would be framed to give the Information
desired If it should be referred to
the committee on finance.
Mr. Tillman demanded to know the
objections of the resolution. Mr. Aidrich
replying that the chief objection
was the provision calling for the names
of people making loans.
"I think that would be the very worst
thing we could do In the present condition,"
said Mr. Aldrlch.
Mr. Tilman disavowed any special
purpose In having the names and Mr.
Hale asked that the matter be allowed
to go over until Thursday, so that the
chairman of the finance committee and
Mr. Tillman might agree on a form of
resolution. Mr. Tillman said he did
not want to go into the private affairs
of banks, but merely wanted to get at
the facts concerning stock gambling and
the loaning of funds of depositors for
stock gambling purposes.
Mr. Depew said what was done In
New York was done elsewhere and the
inquiry might be extended to other
places.
"But," shouted Mr. Tillman, "most
states have closed their bucket-shops.
New York has not shut up Its big bucketshop
or gambling hell that is swallowing
up the little fellows."
"South Carolina would be the first to
suffer if the New York exchange were
closed," said Mr. Depew, "and her industrial
Institutions would feel the effect
of a loss of credit if New York is
hampered."
"I have never discovered that New
York is supplying money from disinterested
motives," retorted Mr. Tillman:
" " otfom'thlno' ivo crpf "
I >vc yuj iui ctw?ji???..b ??v Dv?.
Mr. Depew said it was safe to say
that a majority of demand loans are
made for legitimate purposes. He added
that he was ready to co-operate in
the suppression of gambling In New
York.
The resolution was then referred to
the committee on finance.
MERE-MENTION.
The receivers of the Jamestown exposition
company are trying to sell the
exposition grounds to the government
for $2,500,000 Most of the leading
officials of Chicago, Including mayor,
criminal judge and prosecuting attorneys,
are carrying pistols for fear of
assassination by anarchists The
value of British brewery stock has depreciated
about 50 per cent, because the
threatened hostile legislation against
breweries The Banco de Minero at
Chihuahua, Mexico, was robbed of
$300,000 in Mexican money a few days
ago Thos. B. Wanamaker, son of
Hon. John Wanamaker of Philadelphia,
died in Paris last Monday George
Dawkins, a Brooklyn, N. Y., police, has
been convicted and sentenced to prison
for eight years for burglary... .A Buffalo,
N. Y., man committed suicide
Tuesday by jumping from the bridge
over Niagara river. He was carried
over the falls According to estimates
on March 1st, about one-fifth of
the necessary excavation for the Panama
canal has been completed
George Wilson! a negro, was electrocuted
at the New Jersey state prison
at Trenton on Tuesday Thirteen
persons were killed in the Alps mountains
of Switzerland on Sunday by an
avalanche The mints of the United
States coined $21,300,910 during the
month of February, About $20,000,00
were in $20 gold pieces.
Breach ok Trust Ciiarof.d.?The
J? t.. .] n^.?i 1 kn
iltfUlSicu ui juugc i i lu iiani mat nc
would take jurisdiction of the suits
brought by creditors to secure the payment
of debts contracted for liquors
furnished to the former state dispensary
of South Carolina, and proceed to in- :
quire through special masters into the i
justness or injustice of the claims, was '
perhaps most interesting to the public i
on account of the enunciation of the i
principle that the selling of whisky was <
not one of the essential functions of
state government necessary to preserve i
its autonomy and maintain its sover- ?
eignty, and that if a state did engage j
in such business and contract debts
therefor it could not justly avoid payment
on the ground that it could not ]
be sued. To lawyers, however, and es- |
pecially to those interested in the case, i
perhaps most importance attaches to i
the ground on which the judge has ac- !
tually taken jurisdiction?the theory on i
which he takes charge of the claims :
and may perhaps take charge of the i
fund through receivers. i
On Satuiday Judge Pritchard will i
hear argument on the question of <
whether or not a receiver shall be ap- t
pointed for the fund, and it is expected t
that, after the commission has answer- i
?d on the first Monday in April, mas- f
ters will be appointed to take evidence f
>n the facts involved. i
The allegations in the Wilson hearing I
,vill be of a different nature, charging t
n effect several breaches of trust, and t
t is on thpse points that Judge Pritch- a
ard will hear argument for the appointment
of a receiver.
The complaints charge that the dispensary
commission as trustees of a ^
fund have violated their trust, and that '
in the interest of the many creditors
I he demand for the appointment of a
receiver to wind tip the affairs of the
dispensary and pay its just liabilities
is made.?Asheville special of Tuesday
to News and Courier.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. *
? The supreme court has upheld the
legulity of the Chesterfield county dispensary
election and the dispensarymust
close. It was admitted that there
were technical irregularities about the ?
vote; but it was evident that the ma- "
Jority of those voting were against the
dispensary, and that is the principal
ground upon which the mandate of the
court was based.
? Charlotte Observer, Thursday: Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Duke and Dr. W. Gil
Wylie of New York, passed through the
city in the Duke private car yesterday
morning on their way to Great Falls,
S. C. They were Joined here by Messrs. 0
W. S. Lee, Jr., D. A, Tompkins, E. A. ^
Smith and A. J. Draper. Mr. and Mrs.
Duke and party will continue on to Atlanta,
Ga., Mrs. Duke's home, from
which point they will go on to California
for a two-months' stay. The Charlotte
gentlemen will probably return to k
the city today. Dr. Wylie will go to
Chester, S. C., to be at the bedside of
Mrs. E. P. Moore, who is and has been
for some time so critically ill.
? Chester special to Charlotte Observer:
Two negro prisoners, Frank
Green and Will Davis, came very near
making their escape from the county
Jail Tuesday night. In some way they
maimcred to aret out of the caire in
which they were locked for the night, %
and making their way to the wall of
the building they quickly dug a hole
through the brick, being aided by the
fact that they had previously burned
away the heavy plonk on the Interior.
Fortunately Mr. David Peden heard
the unusual signs of activity on the
floor above, and the prisoners were "
quickly placed back In durance vile.
This makes several attempts at Jail
delivery in this county recently; and
it is very certain that unless the
building is thoroughly overhauled, or
a new jail built, tlure is going to be
a general delivery of prisoners.
? Columbia State: There was not a _
little talk yesterday occasioned by the 9
publication, in several papers in other
cities that there is more than a superficial
reason why Mr. B. F. Arthur of
Union has quit attending meetings of
the dispensary commission. It is declared
in the article that Mr. Arthur
received some kind of a rebuke from m
the commission and that Gov. Ansel is
in possession of the entire case. Gov.
Ansel yesterday declined to discuss the
matter. The members of the commission
also had nothing to say. However,
it is a matter of record that Mr. Arthur
has attended no meetings for some
I time and that his place as secretary is
being filled by Mr. John McSween.
These facts were published in the State
some time ago. As stated in the affidavits
presented to Judge Pritchard
some weeks ago there was no difference ^
of odnlon between Mr. Arthur and the
other members of the commission as to
the manner of settling claims, and the
difference?if difference" there is?may
be attributed to some other cause, as
to which nothing can now be learned.
? Greenville News: The Confederate ^
reunion will be held on August 11, 12 ,
and 13, these dates having been selected
at a meeting of the veterans and
other citizens held in the Board of
Trade rooms last night. The sentiment
of the meeting was practically
unanimous in favor of holding the reunion
in August this year. A committee
consisting of Messrs. P. T. Hayne.
G. H. Mahon and J. A. McCullough was
appointed to confer with Capt. W. D.
Starling, commander of Camp Hampton
of Columbia about the number of
veterans to expect at the reunion, and
a number of other matters. The preliminary
meeting of the reunion will be
held on the night of August 11 in the -w
Chicora college auditorium. The parade
which is always one of the main
features of the reunion will probably be
held on August 13, the last day, which
is Thursday. General Thomas W. Carwile,
commander of the South Carolina
division of the United Confederate veterans
was present at the meeting and
made a short talk. He stated that he
was glad to have the privilege of accepting
the kind invitation of this city
again. Short talks were also made by *
Capt. C. A. Parkins, Mayor Mahon
and others.
? Gaffney special of March 4, to the
Charlotte Observer: The city council
of Gaffney is up against quite an interesting
muddle. In the recent primary
for mayor and aldermen to serve ^
for the next two years there were two
candidates for alderman from ward
one, W. L. Settlemeyer and D. J. Holt.
In the primary Holt received 29 votes
and Settlemeyer 12. When the city
executive committee met to canvass
the vote Settlemeyer made the point
that Holt had not signed the pledge in
time and, therefore, was not eligible
to offer in the primary. In this contention
he wps sustained by the committee,
and Settlemeyer was declared
the nominee. Holt appealed and the w
supreme court reversed the committee
and declared Holt nominated. In
the meantime the tickets had been
printed, and Settlemeyer's name was
put thereon as the candidate from his
ward. In the general election yester
day Settlemeyer received 62 votes and ?
Holt 17. Settlemeyer contends that
he is elected and will ask the council
to so declare. Holt contends that inasmuch
as Settlemeyer signed a pledge
to abide the result of the primary, he
is barred from running In the general
election, and that he (Holt) is duly
elected. It is very likely that the
courts will have to pass on the matter
again, as no matter how the council
decides the matter it will be taken to
the courts.
? Mr. Fitz Hugh McMaster of Colum- %
bia. was on Wednesday chosen by the
general assembly to fill the recently
created office of insurance commissioner.
There were fifteen candidates In the
field. Mr. W. H. Sharpe nominated A.
J. Fox of Lexington; Mr. D. L. Smith
named J. R. Lindsay of York; Senator
Sinkler named F. H. McMaster of Columbia;
Mr. Cox nominated W. B.
West of Columbia; Mr. Wyche named
Arthur Kohn of Newberry; Mr. Scarborough
nominated Mr. Ellison Capers,
Jr., of Summerton; Mr. Sellers nominated
J. A. Campbell of Marion; Mr.
Lawson nominated Mr. Harold S. Baird
of Darlington; Mr. Croft named William
M. Hutson of Aiken; Mr. Harley
nominated Mr. R. Boyd Cole of Barnwell;
Mr. Richards nominated Mr. N.
O. Pyles of Columbia. Mr. Clifton nominated
Mr. N. W. Brooker of Columbia,
and Mr. Lester nominated Mr. J. Wil
liam Mitchell of Columbia. The first
ballot resulted: Fox 6, Lindsay 13, McMaster
37, Gibbes 15, West 9, Kohn 7,
Capers 12, Townsend 4, Campbell 14,
Baird 5, Hutson 6, Cole 15, Mitchell 2,
Pyles 1, Brooker 3. Total 149, neces- a
sary to a choice 75. After the second ^
ballot the names of Brooker, Pyles and
Mitchell were dropped and the names
or r ox, Konn ant! west were withdrawn.
After the third ballot, the
names of Capers, Hutson and Campbell
were withdrawn. The fourth and last
ballot resulted: Lindsay 17. McMaster
S4. Olbbes 3, Cole 45. Total 149. necessary
to a choice 75. President McLeod
declared Mr. McMaster elected. The
Columbia correspondent of the News %
and Courier has this to say of the " . %
commissioner-elect: Mr. McMaster Is
one of the best known and most popular
young men In the state. He is a
native of Fatrfield county, a graduate
of the South Carolina college and holds
a diploma in law from that institution.
He was at one time in partnership
with Senator F. H. Weston, at the Co- ?
lumbia bar, and later entered the newspaper
business in Columbia. As business
manager of the Charleston Evening
Post he made an excellent record.
Several years ago he became circula- ,
tion manager of the State, in which position
he has also done good work. He
now holds this position. Mr. McMaster
during his residence in Charleston
represented that county in the house
if representatives and he has always j
:aken an active interest in public mat- f
:ers. He has an intimate knowledge of
nsurance matters, having been private
secretary to Mr. Edward L. Gernand,
jtneral agent for the Mutual Life in
South Carolina at one time, and later
dr. McMaster was special agent for
he Mutual Life. He is fully compe- \
ent to fill the position, both by char- ^
icter and ability.

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