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Scraps and Jafts.
? A pitched battle between farmers and three robbers, in which two of the latter were wounded, followed a daring robbery of the postofflces at Pederlckton and Pridgeport, N. J., a few days ago. The three men were captured. The robbers lirst appeared at Pederlckton, where they blew open the safe in the postoffiee and stole $250 the explosion wrecking and setting lire to the building. The robbers fled and were not heard from for two hours, when they appeared at Bridgeport eight miles away. There they blew open the safe in the postoflice, which almost wrecked the building and took away $890 in stamps and money. In their flight the robbers had a fight with the police at Woodbury, who had been telephoned, but escaped toward Wenoah, to which point they were traced by the posse. The robbers were finally penned in the woods near by, by the posse and both opened fire. The robbers were finally captured, two being wounded, one having his face riddled with buck shot and another may die. ? Boston, March 7: Warry Charles, one of the wealthiest and most Influential Chinamen of Boston, and eight of his countrymen, claimed to be notorious "Hatchet Men," were found guilty by a jury in the superior criminal court today of murder in the first degree, alleging the killing of four Chinamen here in August, last. The tenth defendant on the same charge, died In his cell last Tuesday. In each case Charles was accused of being an accessory. The murders for which the Chinamen were found guilty grew out of a feud of long standing between the Hip Sing Tong and the Le* ong Tong, rival Chinese societies. Early in August, 1907, a number of strange Chinamen appeared In Oxford Place in the heart of the Chinese quarter, and when the signal was given began firing. When the police appeared they found three Chinamen dead and a dozen seriously wounded. One of these died. Shoy Tong was one of the principal government witnesses and testified that Charles was president of the Pip Sing Tong club, which instituted the killing. ? Washington, March 7: Bills to establish postal savings banks that have been Introduced by Senators Carter, Knox and Burkett were today considered by a sub-committee of the senate committee on postofllce and post roads consisting of Senators Carter, Burrows, Bankhead and Clay. Postmaster General Meyer was before the sub-committee and outlined his views on the subject. Postmaster General Meyer stated to the committee while the Knox bill was drawn in his department he was not wedded to that measure and was very ready to approve amendments of provisions to be taken from both the llurkett and Carter bills. The committee and the postmaster general were agreed upon the plan for placing the funds to be secured by the postal savings bank in the various national banks of the country at a rate of interest sufficiently large to pay depositors two per cent and to defray all attendant expenses. Speaking today of the chances of securing action on this bill Senator Carter, chairman of the sub-committee, said: "I have no doubt the senate will pass a bill embodying the postal savings principle." There will be further meetings to discuss the measures. ? New York, March 9: Wall street was today highly elated over dispatches indicating a remarkable resumption of business in the west. The Jones and Laughlin Steel company of Pittsiburg, has ordered resumption of work on its new $15,000,000 steel plant at Alliquippa and the machinery builders who had the contrncts for tha heavv machinery have been ordered to continue their work with all speed. The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing company has ordered the working force increased twenty-five per cent. In structural steel they have booked orders for 50,000 tons since February 1, and the rail mills have booked orders ir the same time for 150,000 tons of steel rails. Coal mines, which have been Idle since November, have been reopened ind are working full forces. Lake navigation has been ordered to commence March 15, instead of April 1, as usual. A dispatch from Omaha says that entire confidence has been restored in that section of the west and a big contract just let is for car repairing shops to cover three hundred acres and for three hundred cottages for the workmen. Building permits ir. that section shew a handsome increase over a similar activity on a greater scale. ? The Dundee Advertiser says: "The hope that the movement of troops against the Zakka Khels will prove a regular surprise' to these erring tribesmen leaves out of account the mystic oriental power of rapidly and secretly communicating news over vast distances. An instance of this strange faculty was furnished during the Indian frontier expedition against the Waziris, in 1895. Seventy-five miles, as the crow llies and ll'O miles by mountain roads from their base at Sheik Budin, the British troops defeated the Waziris. Heavy mist prevented the news of this success being heliographed until the following day, when, communication being opened up, the British officer at Sheik Budin anticipated the news of the victory by stating He nan neen inrormeu 01 u oy natives of the very evening of its occurence. The most famous instance of this sort is associated with the assassination of Lord Mayo bv a convict in the Andaman islands. Within a few hours of this murder an Kuglish official at Simla was told by his Pathan servant that the viceroy was dead. Telegrams announcing the news did not arrive until the next day. How such messages are transmitted is hidden from Europeans, but again and again in India, as also in Egypt during the Soudanese campaigns, and in .south Africa during the Boer war, the authenticity and speed of such native tei *graphy was proved." ? Tokio, March 8: The fates seem almost resolved to embroil Japan and China by fair means or foul. No sooner does one diplomatic issue appear to be on the eve of satisfactory settlement than another crops up to prolong the agony and keep the Tokio foreign office and the Chinese foreign board more or less busy. The Kanto, a boundary, the Tsin-Min-Tun-Fakumen railroad, the North Munchurian customs and the telegraph questions- all these have now ceased to excite much concern in the minds of those who can see below the surface of the political current, but on the other hand, as though the Chinese themselves were determined to furnish the Japanese opposition with its strongest arguments in favor of a more spirited policy vis-a-vis, the Middle Kingdom, s Chinese warships seized a Japanese s merchant steamer?the Tatsu Maru? in Chinese territorial waters just outside Macao harbor and escorted her I to Canton on the charge that she was ( engaged in an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition into China. T<? " add to their citation inseparable from * such a course of action, the Chinese j commander hauled down the Japan- , ese llag on route and ran up the Chines" dragon ensign instead. The 1 Nnanese foreign office has demanded the immediate release of the Tatsu j Maru and the purishment of the official responsible for her seizure. Quite r irrespective of the merits of the case 1 the Japanese minister maintains that ti the action of the Chinese authorities in seizing the steamer and hauling down the Japanese flag was an insult * to Japan. Both China and Japan are \ making war preparations with fever- , ish haste and both are claiming that there is very little danger of war. ' c ?ht \|orkrillr <?nquirrr. j c Entered at the Postoffice in Yorkville t as Mail Matter of the Second Class. ( YORKVILLE, S. C.: J TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1908. I If Governor Ansel says submit, let I; us submit; but if Governor Ansel says t fight let us fight. I Dispatches indicate that business ^ is picking up in nil parts of the conn- c try and the outlook generally is brigh- 1 tor. v J THE grafters are in high glee Just r now. Many of them have even forgot- 11 ten that he who laughs last laughs s best. ? f When people.go to the stores to buy F cotton goods of any kind they find 1 prices high enough to suit: but that is ^ as it should be The people of the v country want cotton goods to sell high. Governor Ansel is a man of ability, 4 courage, patriotism, and whatever he 1 says about this jurisdiction question t should have the endorsement of the c people. , 0 t s The Columbia State says it does not believe that the Hon. H. H. Evans will P speak at Tirzah in May. We have it straight that Mr. Evans himself has 8 said that he proposes to do so. Why e the State should have doubts about the a matter, we cannot understand. d ? e War between China and Japan may * seriously affect the price of cotton; 8 but we hardly think so. The experience of the past few decades has been 8 that the various wars waged in that 1 clime have stimulated trade and in- e dustry in all the countries not engaged. ? Mr. Joseph A. McCullough is quoted . as saying that his acceptance of Judge Pritchard's appointment as receiver of the dispensary funds will not affect his ^ candidacy to the United States senate. ^ If Mr. McCullough is correctly quoted, we are under the impression that he is quite seriously mistaken. S We shall not assume to argue the fine points of state's rights with the lawyers who are able to argue one side a as well as the other; but as we see it ^ if the people would preserve the state's f respect they will stand by the staunch, e level-headed, courageous man, who is 0 the governor of their choice, Martin F. q Ansel. t . . e Governor Ansel is awaiting the de- 0 cislon of the state supreme court on t the question now pending before it, d whether the winding-up commission ? can be compelled to pay over the $15,- v 000 authorized by the general assem- 1 bly for the purpose of prosecuting the ^ grafters. If the supreme court orders g the payment of the money, Governor j, Ansel will proceed in an orderly man- a ner to get it. and if Judge Pritchard a attaches members of the commission for contempt the case will go on up ^ to the supreme court of the United J States. 1 e The principal annoyance that The v Enquirer feels because of the dispen- j sary complications between the state ( and Federal courts, is that the state C will be hampered in its efforts to pun- ^ ish the grafters. The grafters will get <the benefit of the delay and also of r much of the feeling that has been and ^ will be occasioned by the conflict of ^ jurisdiction. In our view the question t as to what comes of that 5800.000, ? whether it goes to the state, the re- | ceivers or the whisky house claim- ^ ants, is a small matter as compared a with the importance of punishing the c people who have brought all this j shame on the state. ? I Some days ago the Columbia State said: "Why was Berry B. Mobley shot to death on a train in Lancaster county i by Grover Welsh? There was no per- s sonal conflict; no sudden heat and pas- <= sion. Mobley was going to consult his attorneys who were to defend him for f the slaying of a brother of Welsh's. The living Welsh, conversant with the g general criminal history of South Carolina. and the local history of Lancaster county, had no reason to believe that Mobley would be punished. And I he had reason to believe that if he as- c suined the role of avenger he would not l be punished by the law. So the failure S of the law incited Welsh to slay his t brother's slayer; the failure of the law g encouraged him to do so without fear I of man-inflicted punishment. The only f escape from feud and anarchy is \ through the enforcement of the law. Judges cannot too frequently hammer c that into the juries." t We do not copy this with a purpose 1 to cast any stones at South Carolina, * for under the same condition of facts > of what of our states could not the t same things be said? How cheaply 1 life is held can best be told by a coin- ' parison of our homicide statistics wun tiie statistics of legal executions.? Charlotte Observer. . All the more deplorable is this situation when every individual with a j reasonable amount of common sense so ^ well understands that a few just ver- . diets from juries against white offenders of various kinds will serve as an ( infallible corrective. , f The Dispensary Carcass. r Although the tight that is waging c around the dispensary carcass con- < tinues full of interest, we cannot say > that things are going as we would like e to see them. I What we want is absolute justice in Ithe settlement of those accounts and absolute justice to the men who are t| under suspicion of having stolen thou- s and* of dollars in connection with the J| tate's liquor business. As to the money that seems to have oomed up largely as the bone of con- y *nti??n. we do not care what becomes it it. so that it goes to the people \ho have the best right to It. and as ^ o the people who are under accusaion, we do not care what becomes of hem so they get Justice. ^ As to whether the United States ins jurisdiction in this matter, we do lot know. From one standpoint it ooks as If Judge Pritchard is right ^ ind from another it looks as if he is vrong. There are good and bad men lolding to both views, and the only ^ vay whereby the matter can be defllitelv settled' is through a decision of he supreme court of the United States. J If Judge Pritchard thinks the case ;omes within the jurisdiction of the ,'nited States, it is his duty to take \ urisdiction. He has no option or disrretion in the matter. If he is wrong ^ hen he will be corrected by the supreme court, and in the meantime here is no reason why anybody not nterested in those funds should lose ^ iny sleep. If Governor Ansel and Attorney Jeneral Lyon believe that the United ? States court has no jurisdiction in the natter, then it is their duty to fight lie matter through the United States upreme court. Because they are the ^ luly chosen representatives of the peo?le of South Carolina, these officials, Jovernor Ansel and Attorney General -?yon, are entitled to the co-operation >nd support of every citizen of the tate, and whether he be lawyer or ayman, no loyal citizen will withhold ^ hat support. As to what Judge Pritchard meant \ >y appointing as receivers, the mem crs of the dispensary winding-up ommlssion. we do not know. It seems o us that lie might have found others I. rho would have suited the purpose ust as well, and it would have been nore appropriate, in our opinion, had ie found his appointees in another b tate. At any rate, we think more of Jessrs. Murray, McSween and Patton, h or having refused to accept the ap- ^ ointment, and it is rather creditable ^ o Messrs. C. K. Henderson and B. F. ^ irthur that they resigned from the i-inding up commission without wait- 0 ... 15 ng to be asaea 10 ao so. ^ We have believed all along- that here was more behind the taking of his case into the United States court han the mere matter of collecting the . laims. ir We believe that much of the ob- n truction with which Mr. Lyon has met n the senate is more criminal than lolitical. There is good reason to be- h leve that the people who are under k uspicion of being grafters have powrful friends at court, (in the house nd senate), and much that is being n lone under the guise of right, justice, c] conomy, etc., is really being done for e, he purpose of harboilng people who j hould be punished. p But there is no reason why anybody e, hould become excited about the mater. The governor and attorney genral will continue their best efforts, nd the law will eventually be estabIshed by the supreme court of the p Jnited States. How long this will be, t] here is no telling; but the suspected w rafters may be depended upon to n riake good use of the delay that i. 'oe- p ng occasioned largely for their bene- f( it. very probably. n " ? epki ATAD 10 ocn/Mwn. D iuccessor to Late A. C. Latimer Chosen ^ On Eighteenth Ballot. ^ After eighteen ballots, the general ssembly on last Friday afternoon a greed upon Hon. Frank B. Gary of si Lbbeville. as the choice of the majority e' or United States senator to fill the unxpired term of A. C. Latimer, deeased. a The news was received at The En- \\ luirer office within a short time after he election: but too late to be printed . xcept in the last six or seven hundred 11 opies printed. h It was evident from the beginning e hat Mr. Gary was the strongest canlidate: but he had very considerable pposltion that preferred almost any- t< iody in his stead. The opposition made p arious efforts to stampede the major- p. ty to different other candidates and to lark horses, and finally run in John C. Shepherd of Edgefield. This had the ffect of driving some of the anti-Gary eaders to his support and a short time .fterward he was elected with 79 votes v , majority of one. The last ballot was j s follows: Gary. 79: McLeod, 32: Mauldin, 11; Valker, 24: Wilie Jones, 2; Ira B. S ones, 4: Coker. 1; D. T. McKeithan, 1. n .'otal vote cast, 154; necessary to lect, 78. K For Gary, Earle, Efird. Griffin, Harey. Hough, Johnson, Laney, Toole, Ar- h lold. Bailey, Ballentine, Bethune, Boyd, j, Irantley, T. S. Brice, Cannon, Carey, Jaeson, Carwile. Clary. Courtney, c' 'roft. Culler, Derham, Dingle, Dixon. IV . B. Dodd, Douglass, Dowling, Epps, larris, J. P. Gibson. W. J. Gibson, fi Jlasscock. Goodwin. Hall, Hardin, Harnun, Harris, Hinton. Hughes, Hydrick, s ohnstone, Kirven, Lester. Leitner, Lit- o: le. McColl, McKeown, Mann, Miley, 5 Jiller. Morrell, Nichols, Norton, Paterson, Richards, Richardson, Saye, Scarborough, Scruggs, Sharpe, Shipp, c< Slaughter, D. L. Smith, J. E. Smith, T Itillwell. Stubbs. Thomas, Todd, p ""ompkins. Berner. Wade. Walker. Vannamaker, Wimberly, Woods, Wy- " he, Yeldell?79. r< For Walker?Senators Walker, Bass, lardin. McGowan, Townsend, A. G. trice, W. D. Bryan, Clinkscales, Cox, )ick, Doar, Frost. Gause, Gyles. Kella- " tan. Legare. Niver, Parker, Sawyer, r< randerHorst. Wallace, Wiggins, You- fi aans?23. . For Maudin?Senators Brlce, Brooks, leattie, Cothran. Greer. Harley, Harrion. Hemphill, Nesblt, Nicholson, K. P. n imith?11. ,. For Wilie Jones?Senators Weston, tucker?2. For Ira B. Jones?Williams, Cos;rove, Jones, Robinson?4. , For Coker?Ayer?1. For D. T. McKeithan?Hollidav?1. sl For McLeod?Senators Bass, Bivins, a ilack, Blease, Carlisle, Christensen, n Mifton, Crouch, Gibson, Graydon, Kely, McKeithan. OUs, Rogers, Sinkler, h Sullivan, TaiDert, Kaysor. Kepreseniaives Aull. Banks, P. M. Bryan, Carri- *( ran. J. H. Dodd, Fraser, Kershaw, , jaw son. McMaster, Reaves, Sellers, spivev, Tatum. VonKolnitz. Wingard, Vhaley?34. Immediately after his election the j*1 ommission of Mr. Gary was signed by he governor and attested by the pres- j"' dent of the senate and speaker of the louse. Mr. Gary went to Washington esterday to present his credentials and d ake the oath of office. It is understood hat he is pledged not to enter the prinary for the long term. ' 1 v ? New York. March 7: Justice o 'lark, today in the supreme court, 'J granted an order permitting the ^ Knickerbocker Trust company to re- a time operations March 26 next. This w s a result of four months labor by a 0 r< ommittee of depositors on rehabita- j ion plans. The reopening of the q Knickerbocker will release to the we!- si are of the community assets aggre- ? aiting $46,370,620. The suspension n ?f the company, resulting from a two ].< lay's run last October, involved the '< avings of nearly 20,000 depositors, s aused the sensational death of its c, resident, Charles T. Barney, and fi recipitated such unsettlement of pub- rt 1c confidence that the panic of 1907 u esuited. Granting the resumption or- fi ler has reflected a smart advance in ci ecurities on the stock exchange. LOCAL. AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. fines D. Howell, Hickory Grove No. 1 ?Offers a prolific variety of King's Improved cotton seed for sale at 7!?e a bushel f. o. b. cars. !, W. Ferguson. Catawba?Is In the market for a 8, 10 or 12-b. p. Toaer engine. !. W. McKnight, Admr.?Gives notice that on April 19, he will apply to the probate court for final discharge as administrator of estate of W. T. McKnight. dec'd. . U Williams & Co.?Are showing new styles of Beacon $3 shoes in tan, vlcl, patent and gun metal leathers, and say they are the best. I. W. White?Off err. various pieces of real estate?farms and town property for sale. Money furnished on easy terms. . W. Dobson?Has fine seed Irish potatoes at lowest prices. He sells D. M. Ferry's garden seeds and says they never disappoint. 'orkville Monument Works?Wants you to see it about a head stone or monument for departed relatives. 'irst National Bank?Tells you that chasing dollars is business?not for the dollar itself but what you can do with it. Four per cent paid on savings deposits. "ork Drug Store?Calls attention to its complete line of toilet articles, including extracts, colognes, soaps, talcum powders, etc. National Union Bank, Rock Hill?Says it is able and willing to take care of its customers at all times and wants you to see it for what money you will need. 'ork Furniture Co.?Prints a partial list of the various kinds of goods it carries and assures its customers of a fair deal at all times. 'orkvllle Hardware Co.?Has a full line of farm hardware and wants you to see its stock before you buy anything in hardware. 'homson Co.?Makes special offerings for Wednesday and Thursday of this week, including seasonable goods. Walter Rose?Has large shipment of choice varieties of cabbage plants, t'. E. Ferguson?Will receive a shipment of cabbage plants tomorrow? Wednesday. lOuis Roth?Offers several varieties of seed Irish potatoes by the peck. Special prices on sacks. In addition to the names mentioned y the Rock Hill Record in connection ith the senatorship, we have al:io eard of Messrs. J. E. Beamguard of 'lover, and W. B. Wilson, Jr., of Reck [ill being discussed as probable canidates. A movement has been started ir partanburg to follow the lead of Anerson in the adoption of a curfew rdinance. The ordinance is said to ork well in Anderson and a number f Georgia cities and towns, and it is laimed that there is great need for it 1 Spartanburg to keep the boys out f the pool rooms. The sales of improved plows and of gricultural machinery of various kinds ave been the largest this season ever nown in this Immediate section. The :arcity of labor has caused the more regressive farmers to give more and lore attention to the agricultural mahinery question, and the results genrally have been satisfactory. The emand for the best and most approved lows, especially, is greater than has ver been known. THEY ARE PLOWING. Thousands of acres of York county oil have been turned up during the ast week and everywhere throughout le county farmers are pushing their -ork with an impatient eagerness that lay be explained in part by the long eriod of Idleness that has been enjrced on account of the weather. Quite a number of the farmers comlenced plowing as early as Monda/ f last week. The ground was pretty et, and the situation was somewhat oubtful; but because the work was so lr behind they pushed on with it, nyway; by Tuesday plowing became till more general and by Wednesday verybody was at it. Most of i,he farlers pushed right on through the week nd made a full day of Saturday as ell as the other days. Many farmers have been busy durlg the long seige of bad weather auling out their fertilizers; but othrs have preferred to leave this work ntll later on. when the roads get bet?r, redoubling their efforts with the lows in the meantime for fear of lore rain later on. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. Iva Raines of Blythewood, is Isiting the family of her father, Mr. , C. Dickson on Yorkville No. 1. Mr. Chas. W. Smith of the Straussmith company, left yesterday for the orthern markets to purchase spring oods. Mr. J. F. Ashe of McConnellsville, as been subpoenaed to serve as a petit jry in the United States district :>urt which convenes in Charleston on larch 17. Rev. E. E. Gillespie was unable to II his appointment at Reersheba last unday afternoon, because of the death f Mrs. M. B. Dowry, a venerable memer of his congregation. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Tillman of Lanister came over to Yorkville last hursday on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. ? B. Davidson. Mr. Tillman left yesirday for Cheraw. Mrs. Tillman will ?main for a more extended visit. J. C. Chambers, Esq., of the Sharon eighborhood. has been confined to his ome during the past two weeks, as the ?sult ??f injuries sustained in a fall *om a wagon. His left leg was badly ruised, and the bone was probably actured. He is some better; but does ot hope to be out for a week or two et. SPECULATIVE MARKET. Yesterday's developments in the peculative market were reviewed in n Associated rress aispaicn ui iasi Ight from New York as follows: The cotton market was quiet today, ut showed a generally steady underlie and closed steady at a net adance of 6 to 15 points. Sales for the ay estimated at 125,000 bales. The market opened firm at an adanee of 8 to 13 points and during the arly session sold 12 to 15 points net igher on the active months as a reult of covering and some moderate ull support which was encouraged by igher cables, good English spot sales, bullish Hritish board of trade report, amors that considerable sales hud een made out of the local stock and sports of rains in the west central elt. Offerings increased at the udance, however, owing to the absence f aggressive buying and during the liddle session the market reacted 6 or points from the top under realizing nd local bear pressure, but rallied gain toward the close, with last prices ithin a point or so of the top on the Id crop months. There were further sports of delayed crop preparations, ut new crop months were relatively uiet and easy. It is rumored that iles of 8,000 bales have been made out f the local stock to Georgia mills hich will take the cotton at the rate f 500 bales per week beginning April U. The reduction in the German bank lie at the close of last week was conidered a favorable feature, and bulls laced some stress on a reported derease of 20.000 in the number of idle "eight cars in the country since Febjary 1st. Southern spot markets were nchanged to 1-16c higher. Advice? om Fall River claimed that further urtailment by spinners was expected. Receipts at the ports today 19,486 j " 1 bales against 15.935 last week and 33,- in 987 last year. For the week estimated 100,000 bales against 105,503 last week and 107,956 last year. Today's receipts cc at New Orleans 4,913 against 8,083 last al year and at Houston 3.463 against 5,249 1T1 last year. . PLANT CORN. jj We desire to bog our farmer friends Di to consider well the corn question this year. It As has been pointed out there was ' very little wheat and oats sown last fall, and not much more this spring1. * Corn is to he the main reliance to feed the stock next fall and in many ^ cases it is to be the sole reliance. ^ People who have tried the Williamson plan have been convinced of its ^ complete practicability; they have seen ^ that under this plan corn can be made ci at a very considerable profit. gi It is all right to plant some cotton. Every fanner should plant as much as c< he thinks he can cultivate successfulri ly without neglecting his corn; but cj corn should have the first considerate tion. . The man w.'ao has plenty of corn gi and very little cotton is in better shape than the man who has a pretty good sized cotton crop and very little corn in proportion. ?' It is easy to calculate how cotton I pays best. Almost anybody can make c< j figures to the credit of cotton and to I the discredit of corn. ** But the man who always has corn ni enough and to spare, is generally ** ahead of the game. 171 Consider the corn question and consider it well. " . tt WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The street sprinkler was at work ? se yesterday. ? Mr. P. W. I>3ve found the plow he advertised for the other day. Mr. R. , T. Allison had it. ? Gardening work has commenced In sc good earnest and the mule and plow ^ are In strong demand. ? Are you registered to vote in the ^ municipal election? Big things are ^ being done with the town's revenues these days. ? People who would have a voice in the government of the town must get registration certificates. And they should not wait until the certificates come to them. n' ? The macadamization of Congress aI street from Madison to Jefferson Is ^ about the best work that can be done ^ in the way of public improvement for Yorkville just now. M ? Superintendent Barnwell of the ^ water, light and power department, aI has contrived an electric sign for his office that attracts lota of attention. ?* Seen from in front the sign shows a streak of light chasing through the lamps around a board. A side view hi gives the appearance of the rising and D fulling of a great elastic tongue of D flnme. ? At a congregational meeting last R Sunday morning, the Associate Re- H formed church of Yorkville committed ^ itself to the proposition of erecting a C! new house of worship on a new lot to be hereafter selected, building and lot fn to cost $10,000. The money is to be raised by subscription in installments, n( extending over a period of five years. r'( bt LOCAL LACONICS. dl to Supreme Court Decision. jn R. Andral Brntton et al., respondent, vs. Catawba Power company, appellant. Affirmed. Opinion by Eugene B. Gary, associate justice. ci Special Election In No. 23. w The special tax election in Bethel co township carried recently with only tr four votes in opposition. The total m vote, however, was small. In the first ar place, most of the voters of the district w favored the tax and in the second place g( quiie a number who would have other- cc wise voted were without registration g( certificates. UJ C. <L N.-W. Reduces Wages. til Chester Reporter: Owing to the th stringency of the times the C. & N.-W. nc railway has ordered a ten per cent th reduction In all salaries exceeding fif- re teen dollars a month. This reduction to is effec tive in the case of officers March th 1st, and with all others April 1st. This th curtailment is intended for six months m only, it being hoped that by that time Qf business will have so improved as to jt justify a return to the former scale. th Dr. J. Mit Sadler Dead. T1 Rock Hill Record: Dr. J. Mit Sad- er ler, a former York county man and th very well known in this city, died at wl his home in Montgomery, Ala., Sat- of urday night and was buried at Union- sa town, that state, yesterday afternoon, fo Dr. Sadler was the last of three broth- er ers, all having died within the past six- se teen months. The others were Mr. Ru- th fus Sadler, who died here in Novem- J?c her, 1906, and Mr. Oscar Sadler, who wl died some time in 1907. Mr. Sadler's of friends here will be grieved to learn th of his death. T1 Death of Mrs. Bailey. 111 Mre. J. S. Bailey died at the home of (-)1 her brother. Mr. J. N. Russell last Fri- ^ day night of heart failure. Her death was quite sudden. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late J. Y. Russell, and was the widow of the late J. S. Bailey to whom she was married in 1869. She was in the 79th year of her age. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. O. W. Sadler, two half-sisters, Miss Carrie Russell of Blairsville and ^ Mrs. James Castles of Eureka, Texas, ea and one-half brother, Mr. J. N. Rus- oli sell of Blairsville. Mr. Russell McCon- sc nell of Chester is a grandson. The funeral took place at Bullock's Creek E' on Saturday, the services being con- to ducted by Rev. J. B. Swann. se te Attempted Safe Blowing. be Burglars made an unsuccessful at- 18 tempt to blow open the safe of Mr. J. M. Williams in his store at McCon- th nellsville last Friday night. Discovery so of the attempt was made Saturday na ming. Examination showed that two holes had been bored near the <*o combination lock; but that the work mi had evidently been interrupted at that jjj point. Two pairs of shoes and several 0f other articles were missing from the of store. Somebody came for Dr. Love ?' Cr in the early morning, and called at his gate. It is thought that this is what of frightened the burglars away. Four a strangers had been seen about McCon- "J'1 nellsville the day before?two togeth- a. er at different limes, and suspicion at-|th taches to tliem. |th I nu Cork In Fairfield. en There is a enrk tree in Fairfield a county. The Enquirer had never heard *p of such a thing in tills state before; ja but tlie tree is certainly there and it is Tl a whopper, three feet through. Mr. W. \V. lJlair of Hlairsville, York county, has for some time been engaged on a >l', building contract at Woodward's. He was home on u visit a few days ago, _ and he brought into The Enquirer of- Ee fice a specimen from the cork tree, a w" sh section of bark several inches long and tjan inch and a half through. It looks is ' te good commerciat cork. Mr. .Blair lid that from the best information he >uld get the tree.was get nut along sout 18T.0, or a few years" before by a an named Youngvllle. The bark has ?en stripped from the tree from time i time for quite a distance up. The ee Is an evergreen and very beautiful, cunded Dr. Stephenson. Rev. R. M. Ste.venson .in Associate eformcd Presbyterian: "A few eeks ago I acknowledged through iur columns the kindness of one ranch of my pastoral charge. Now ask a little space to perform a slmlir duty toward another of my! lurches. Brother Philips wrote last eek of a valentine party at his ome. I suppose I may calj mine a Washington's birthday party, as it octred on the 22nd of February. The sod people of Bethany sent over a agon load of groceries, consisting of >rn, Hour, meal, hams, sugar, coffee, ce, eggs, butter, potatoes, chickens, leese, baking powders, etc., also >me money, and a quilt from the adies Aid Society. We are deeply rateful for this and many other eviences of good will on the part of this mgregutlon." ome of the Benefits. Discussing the cotton situation in a mversation with the reporter yesterly, Mr. J. Frank Ashe, president of le York County Farmers' Union rearked: "Well, they may claim what ley will about our having put the ilnlmum price too high; but I am rmly convinced of the fact that had not been for the Farmers' Union and ic Southern Cotton association, the 'eater part of the present crop would ive been sold somewhere between >ven and nine cents. Everybody tows now that had it not been for the 'ganlzatlon among the farmers prices ould have gone to smash last fall, s lo just how much of the financial lueeze was caused through an effort discredit the administration and how uch was directed at the price of cotn, I am not prepared to say; but one ling Is certain, there has been no nw/1 T /In nnt LI11C ctUHJIIfc lilt; laimcio auu x uu .? V ilieve there is going to be any." eath of Mr?. M. B. Lowry. Mrs. Martha Bratton Lowry, died her home in Yorkvilie last Saturday KTht at about 11 o'clock, after a long id tedious illness. The deceased was le widow of the late Capt. J. Thomas awry, to whom she was married in 148. Her husband died June 7, 1895. rs. Lowry was a daughter of the late r. John S. Bratton of Brattonsville, id was the last survivor, but two of urteen children. She was 83 years ' age. She leaves one brother, Mr. . B. Bratton of Brattonsville, and one ster, Mrs. Agnes Harris of Columa. Her surviving children are Rev. r. T. M. Lowry of Knoxville, Tenn.; r. M. J. Lowryy and Mr. J. Eugene awry of Meridian, Miss.; Messrs. obt. B. and R. Kirk Lowry and Miss attie B. Lowry of Yorkville. Mrs. awry was of the highest type of hristian womanhood, and her long Te has been one .of great usefulness all things that make for good. The ineral took place last Sunday afterion at 4 o'clock, from the Presbytean church, of which she was a memjr. The funeral services was conlcted by Rev. E. E. Gillespie, the pasr. A large concourse of people was attendance. * he Next Senator. Rock Hill Record: The Record arns, but cannot vouch for its aciracy, that Senator J. Steele Brice ill not stand for re-election in the iming campaign. This rumor, if ue, is interesting, in that it would ean that a serious fight is going on nong the county Democrats. Otherise there would be no reason for rnator Brice to retire, unless of iurse, he has personal reasons for jtting out of politics. It is generally iderstood that he has made an en rely acceptable senator. Of course, iere are many in this county who do >t agree with him on the liquor quessn, but it seems to us that is the very ason why York county should seek keep him in the senate. Naturally, e dispensary' crowd can see very lit? good in J. Steele Brice. Many ruors are floating about as to the names those who would succeed Mr. Brice. is said that Capt. W. H. Stewart of lis city, will be in the race, as well as tios. F. McDow of Yorkville. Dr. Josih H. Saye of Sharon is also mensned. That Dr. Saye has in him that hich would qualify him for the office senator all will admit, but at the me time the "politicians" have it in r him because he had a new road law lacted for York county in the recent ssion of the legislature. It seems to e Record that Dr. Saye can afford to before the people on this law? hich is intended to take the question good roads out of politics and put e issue squarely before the people, iere is hardly anything more importit than the question of good roads, f course there are plenty of people in is county who want good roads, if mebody else will pay for them. Dr. lye's new law compels all the people contribute. SENATOR GARY. ime Facts About the Successor of Mr. Latimer. Mr. Gary was born at C'okesbury, ibeville county, March 9th, 1960. His rly eductaion was gained in the d Cokesbury Methodist Conference hool, after which he graduated from nion college, Schenectady, N. Y., 1881. e was married to Miss Mariah Lee vans, June 6th, 1887. He was elected the house from Abbeville in 1890, rvlng ten years continuously, the latr portion as speaker. He was a memr of the constitutional convention of 95. He is a trustee of his home city hools and was a member of the board hich located and established Winrop college. He is a prominent Matt, being high priest of Heparian tupter No. 17, Royal Arch Masons; xt master of Clinton No. .'1, Accepted -ee Masons; a member of Columbia mmandery Knights Templars, and a ember of Onier Temple of the Mys: Shrine. He has two brothers on e South Carolina bench, E. B. Gary the supreme court, and Ernest Gary, the circuit court. He is a nephew that picturesue fighting man of the nfederacy, Gen. Mart Gary, who tiged so prominently in the redemption the state from radical rule. He is cousin of former Governor John Gary ,'ans of Spartanburg, who is a cani.'i? tlm l.>nir turrn of United ates senator. Mr. Gary is pledged in is election not to enter the race for e long term, which explains why ne of the long-term candidates have tered this race. Mr. Gary was never regular judge, but he presided as ecial judge at the memorable trial Lexington of Lieutenant Governor mes H. Tillman, nephew of Senator llman, for the murder of Editor X. G. ' nzales. Mr. Gary was defeated for ' utenant governor by Tillman. He ' is defeated for governor in lHfti) when cSweeny was elected. " * 1 1 -It has been announced that John I e Hydrick of Woflford college is the i nner of one of the Rhodes scholar- 1 ips at Oxford. England, university, i le scholarship is for two years and I valued at $1,500. i LYON SAYS IT IS OUTRAGEOUS. What the Attorney General Thinks of Judge Pritchard's Action. On being .shown an Associate Press dispatch announcing the acceptance by Joseph A. McCollough of Judge Pritchard's appointment as receiver for the dispensary, Attorney fSenernl Lyon, who was in Augusta at the time, said: "I regret exceedingly that there is a person in the state cf South Carolina who would accept an appointment as receiver at the hands of Judge Pritchard." Then taking up the genera! situation Mr. Lyon said* "So far as Judge Pritchard undertaking to enjoin any one from bringing suits otto in any way interfere with the fund Involved is concerned I will state that I instituted proceedings in the supreme court of South Carolina for the purpose of compelling the commission to disregard Judge Pritchard's injunction and to pay into the state treasury for the use of the attorney general's office the sum of $15,000 which was appropriated for the purpose of certain criminal proceedings and prosecutions of persons connected with the late dispensary. "Judge Pritchard's order will most certainly be disregarded by me if it undertakes to in any wise restrain or direct me in this or any other proceedings I may deem it advisable to institute. "I regard the entire proceeding as without precedent and as a most outrageous disregard of the rights of the state of South Carolina. It is founded unon no sound authority. His conduct in appointing receivers on the day before the motion for the appointment of receivers was to be heard in accordance with the formal order which he passed was a most wilful disregard of the rights of the state, and we were thereby denied our day in court. "As to his criticisms, in his former decree, of my bringing the mandamus proceedings In the supreme court of South Carolina to compel the commission to disregard his injunction and pay into the state treasury the appropriations made for the prosecu tion of the criminals, the proceeding in the supreme court was in accordance with the practice and law in South Carolina, . and if this had not been so the court would have refused to assemble and hear the same. "The result of this proceeding cannot be foretold. It would, no doubt, be as useless to explain the purpose of this proceeding to him as it was to explain the law and the facts in the case in which he has assumed Jurisdiction. I am most careful as to the opinion the learned Judge may entertain with regard to this proceeding. It is not surprising that he regards any move on the part of the state to protect her rights against those who would despoil her as unwarranted. "His conduct has been most unseemly and the state of South Carolina must look to tie United States supreme court for the preservation of its sovereign powers. "I am extremely gratified to knowthat Messrs. Murray, Patton and McSween, members of the state dispensary commission, have refused to accept the receivership offered them, and that their patriotism cannot be shaken by the hope of any reward. "I believe we will finally be successful in the defence of the state, but whatever the result we will defend her to the last extremity of the law. Knowing the righteousness of our cause. I believe we will succeed." Columbia. S. C.. March 8.?When Attorney General L,yon was snown the press dispatches as to the threatened attempt to have him attached for contempt on account of the strictures of Judge Pritohard, contained in the interview given out by him In Augusta, Ga., last night, he said: "It is not surprising that these harples(referring to the liquor lawyers) should wish to have me attached for contempt. This wail is probably caused, not from any disregard which may have been shown the learned judge, but more probably from the prospect of being kept for a long while from plundering and feasting upon the revenues of South Carolina. The attorneys' fees and costs of the various satellites of the court may possibly be $50,000, or more. It is, therefore, not hard to understand the cause of the wail, nor their unseemly haste to have the court take action with the manifest purpose of circumventing the governor when he advised the legislature to act and protect the revenues and autonomy of the state. "I repeat again that 1 will use every lawful means to save the state from the possibility of such plundering and will proceed in the courts of the state to checkmate the liquor houses that have fed upon the state whenever it may be proper to do so, any orders of the United States circuit court to the contrary notwithstanding." JUDGE PRITCHARD IN CHARGE. Affairs of Dispensary In Hands of Winding-Up Commission. News and Courier: Ashevllle, March 7.?Following the appointment of temporary receivers as announced last night Judge Pritchard today named as permanent receivers of the fund of $800,000 in assets left by the late dispensary of South Carolina. Joseph A. McCollough of Greenville: C. v HcnHorann nf Aiken, and B. F. Ar thur of Union. In the same order the receivers were directed to take charge of all the personal property now in charge of the commission appointed by the state to wind up the dispensary affairs, including the money in banks, and to give bond in the sum of $25,000 each. The members of the commission were directed to turn over such property to the receivers and all persons were restrained from bringing any suits to enforce claims or in any way to interfere with the possession of the court's agents. Following this formal action came the formal notice by D. W. Rountree of Atlanta, of counsel for the commission, that its members would refuse to deliver the property to the court and announcing that it was desired to appeal the question of the court's jurisdiction to the supreme court of the United States as quickly as possible. He expressed his willingness that the court should, on such failure to obey, attach some offending members, expressing his willingness to waive all preliminary writs in order that a writ of habeas corpus might issue from the highest court. This offer did not, however, appeal to counsel for creditors, and they objected to skipping any of the legal steps, and also claimed that as imprisonment for contempt was a criminal matter, counsel could not waive his clients to jail. Mr. Rountree stated that there would be a refusal to obey the court's order, with all personal respect to the judge, in order to raise the issue of jurisdiction, whereupon Judge Pritehard remarked that he would, if it would convenience counsel, go to Columbia to hear the matter. Prior to appointing the receivers the ' ? - A/vmnanv court COIlsonuiueu me yy iisuii if?"j case and tlte Flelschmann company case, and later directed that each should give $7,000 injunction bond, $f>00 of this having already been given by the Wilson company. In case of appeal on writ of error by the commission an appeal bond of $1,000 is to be furnished by the defendants. Messrs. Henderson and Arthur, two of the commissioners who were named as temporary receivers by the court Friday evening, stated that they would accent, while Messrs. W. J. Murray, chairman, and Mr. John McSween, declined to accept, and no reply was had from the fifth member, Mr. Avery Patton. These statements indicate the status of the dispensary case this evening, and unless there is action on the part of the state or commissioners it will be unchanged until the 6th of April, when the defendants will make answer and the court will appoint the special masters who will take evidence to support the claim of the complainants that money is justly owing them, and that there is a scheme to delay payment in order that banks which hold the cash, and in which some of the commissioners are interested, may profit by the use of the money, and also the claim that there are deep and dark schemes involved. The masters will also hear the counter charges of the commission that complainants and others have swindled the state out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by over-charges ind by conspiracies with members of the old commission, and that on account of such frauds the whisky men owe the state money instead of being creditors. At the hearing some weeks ago the court announced that if it appointed masters it would have all 4 charges probed to the bottom, and It Is believed that with the aid of the formidable powers of the court things sensational will develop. CHRISTENSEN URGES ACTION. Senator From Beaufort Wants an Ex- ^ tra Session Immediately. Senator Nells Chrlstensen, .than whom no man in the state has done more to expose the rottenness of the state dispensary management, hus given out the following interview on the 1 present situation: i ne issues involved in ine cunie?i now on between Judge Pritchard and the state of South Carolina are two parts local and one part national. If he is upheld by the supreme court at Washington, South Carolina will lose from (50,000 to $100,000 in costs of a receivership and her investigation of the dispensary grafters through her own 'winding-up commission' will be thwarted. But the large effect of such ft a result will be a curtailment of the rights and powers of the state, a phase of the situation that is of vital national interest. "It has been suggested that by submitting to Judge Pritchard and accepting his appointment, the 'winding-up < commission' could have carried on the same work it is now doing and avoid a contest with its Incident delay; that, barring the swallowing of state pride, the desired result could be obtained under Federal jurisdiction. Such is not the case. In the first place, the expense of Federal Jurisdiction would be many times that provided by the state. But more important than the money Involved is the consideration i that the masters appointted by the Federal court would not be charged with the duty of investigation that has been placed on the 'winding-up commission' by the legislature.' That is the crux of the whole situation. "The appeal to the Federal court was . - * made by Fleischmann & Co., of Cincinnati. When Mr. Lyon and myself, then members of a legislative inveetigatlng committee, went to Mr. Julius Fieischmann in Clncinpatl and urged him to make a full statement of the transactions of his firm with the South Carolina dispensary he refused. He said that he would rather lose the account (over $50,000) than submit to A an investigation. Others have since taken the same position with the winding-up commission,' which has taken the place of the legislative investigating commission. "The legislature of South Carolina can make the. outcome before the Uni- < ted States supreme court certain by legislation that will further define the status of the 'winding-up commission' and the fund it is administering. The attorney general urges that an extra session be called to consider the matter. The governor has the matter under advisement. He will assume a very grave responsibility by refusing, as on him would then be placed the blame, should the issue go against the state. If the extra session be called the legislation would certainly be enacted. South Carolina's representatives must today, as they have always done in the past, stand unflinchingly for state sovereignty. Legislators who would bow the knee to such usurpation as is here proposed, would be overwhelmed at the polls in the prl- ^ maries next August/' MERE-MENTION. General Stoessel began his ten year sentence at the fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul near St. Petersburg op Saturday. The general Is In bad health. It is hardly probable that the czar will commute the sentence of the general. ^ At Clark, La., 600 people are home less as a result of a Are on Friday which destroyed a large lumber plant together with a large number of cottages. The property loss was $100,000. August W. Machen, convicted in 1905 of grafting charges in the posti . office department at Washington, has been released from prison at Moundville, W. Va., after serving three yearsand one month Twelve persons were killed and forty-three injured in a head-on collision at Samara, Russia, Saturday Noda Soy, a brewing town of northern Japan, was visited by a fire last week which destroyed $2,500,000 worth of property Ell wood T. Hance, a former postmaster and vice g president of the Union Trust company ' of Detroit, Mich., committed suicide Friday on account of financial troubles. A petition containing 40,000 names will be presented to President Roosevelt asking for the pardon of Captain Von Schaik of the ill-fated steamer General Slocum A baby hippopota- ^ mus was born in the Central Park zoo, New York, Friday. It weighed sixty pounds... .United States Senator RedHeld Proctor was buried at Proctor, Vt., last Friday afternoon The army pay bill, providing for increases in the pay of officers of from 5 to 25 per cent, and an average increase of 40 per cent in the pay of enlisted men, passed the United States senate on Friday Mrs. Virginia Campbell Thompson, for thirteen years postmaster of Louisville, a Ky., died in Washington last Friday.... Charles M. Schwab has purchased the famous Potosi mine in the Santa Eulalia district of Mexico. The purchase price is reported to have been $8,000,000 The Western Maryland Railroad company has been placed in the hands of a receiver The state of ' Mississippi will install a cotton compressing plant at the state convict farm. It is also probable that a cotton bagging plant will be installed... .The recent German campaign in East Africa is alleged to have caused the death of 75,000 natives by starvation Mrs. Mary Harris Armor of Georgia, known as the "Joan of Arc of Temperance," opened a local option campaign in Philadelphia last week The Westinghouse Air Brake plant at Pittsburg has suspended work for an indefinite time on account of lack of business... .The total annual business of the Deutsche Bank of Berlin last year amounted to $22,875,000,000. The total deposits are $119,000,000... .A woman, 76 years old, Hqo roonn11v hpcnin aiilf fnr HIvnrpfl from her eighth husband The coal i mines throughout Indiana are being worked to their fullest capacity in anticipation of a miners strike about April 1st....... In a Pennsylvania railroad tunnel at Baltimore on Saturday, four men lost their lives and nine were so badly overcome that they had to be sent to a hospital. The cause of the disaster was escaping gas Heavy falls of rain have caused much damage to railroad and other property throughout northern Indiana during the past few days Suit has been tiled against the Southern ^ railway at Asheville, N. C., by the In terstate commerce commission for violations of the safety appliance laws.... The Atlantic Coast Line railway has satisfactorily settled its differences as to wages with its operating employes. ....Bloodhounds assisted in the arrest ^ of two negroes suspected of murder at Hattiesburg, Miss., on Friday... .New York hanks held $39,135,975 in excess of the 25 per cent reserve rule on Saturday last. Tii.i.max on Pritchabd.?"A lot of rascality," Senator Tillman said, "has been charged against some of the purchasing agents of the state in their liquor transactions with whisky dealers, and I hope Judge Prltchard will A locate the wrong. ' Many people have a misconception of the dispensary question in South Carolina. The "tate did not go into the whiskey selling business for profit, but, with the example set by the United States government of procuring large revenues from the manufac- 1 ture and sale of alcoholic products, a i Knrnnii uiruuKii mtr iriitriiun ixvcuuc ^ ^ and the license provided for in all the states, South Carolina simply sought to control the sale of liquor In this way, and wanted only incidental revenue enough to protect itself against loss." Senator Tillman also said he was glad the settlement of the dispensary board mix-up was to be handled by the supreme court of the United States; j that he saw no reason for the state avoiding any indebtedness, whether contracted by 4he dispensary board or in some other way. He does not consider that the state of South Carolina is being sued, because an appointive board has no sovereignty even though a creature of the state.? " Washington special to The News and Courier.