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? New York. October 31: Following the resignation of Hamilton Fish as assistant treasurer of the United States, in charge of the sub-treasury here, a corps of book-keepers under the direction of United States Treasurer Treat today began checking over the books of the office. The counting of the cash in the vaults will be taken up as soon as the checking of the books has been completed. There is in the vaults approximately $173,000,000 in gold coin: $17,000,000 in currency and $80,000,000 in silver coin and this must be counted and verified piece by piece. The work will probably take at least a month. The counting is only done when an as sistant treasurer leaves the office. Mr. Fish resigned as assistant treasurer in order to accept a nomination for congress. ? Union City. Tenn., October 29: It is reported today on what is considered good authority that the constitution and by-laws of the night riders were procured and brought here yesterday and will be placed in the hands of the grand jury. The constitution and by-1 laws, among other things, it is said, provide that no bank or trust company will be permitted to make any loans, large or small, for a greater rate of interest than 6 per cent and further that after the 1st day of July, 1909, no farmer will be allowed to employ any colored help on his farm and that all negroes will be notified to leave the country under penalty of death; that all merchants shall sell their goods and merchandise at not to exceed 10 per cent profit and otherwise regulating all wages to be paid by the farmers for help and regulating the price of corn, cotton and all farm products. The bylaws show that the organization not only comprises the night riders of Obion county; but includes all night rider organizations over the entire south. ? St. Petersburg, November 1: Interest in the Balkan situation is centred in the positive statements of several parliamentary leaders that Russia has determined to drop the idea of the proposed international congress and will refuse to recognize the annexation by Austro-Hungary of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This information, although purporting to be from official sources, is not entirely exact. Russia has finally committed herself to the principle that the question of the annexation of the provinces may be discussed in a conference of the powers, and Austria will permit the status of Herzegovina to be included in the programme, but only on condition that the deleeates will refrain from ques tioning her action, and content themselves with registering the abrogation of the article referring to this matter in the Berlin treaty. The foreign office state that the negotiations between Russia, Austria-Hungary and other powers on this question are still in progress and considers that an acceptable formula for submission to the congress may ultimately be found. It is difficult, however, to foresee how a satisfactory agreement may be reached without one side or the other withdrawing its contention. ? New York. October 31: The Financial Chronicle placed the total world's visible supply of cotton at 3,367,182 bales as against 3,185,877 bales a year ago and 3.314,308 bales two years ago. The visible supply of American cotton was placed at 2,829,182 bales as against 2,425,877 bales a. year ago, and 2.555,208 bales two years ago. The intosight for the week aggregated 610,866 bales, compared with 454,462 bales for the corresponding week last year. The into-sight to date aggregates 3,619,058 bales as against 2,737,143 bales for the corresponding period last year, southern consumption to date was estimated at 350,000 bales, as against 434,000 bales last year. Northern spinners' takings to date totalled 481.636 bales, as against 273,520 bales last year. The world's takings of American cotton for the week aggregated 275.929 bales, as against 285,712 bales for the corresponding week last year. Takings of American cotton to date total 1.766,858 bales, as against 1,647,110 bales for the corresponding period last year. Exports of raw cotton from United States ports for the week total 310,556 bales, against 378,894 bales for the corresponding day last year, vine amount of cotton on shipboard not yet cleared was 302,334 bales, as against 181,007 bales a year ago. ? Reelfoot Lake, Tenn., October 31: "We know who fired the shot and who put the rope around Rankin's neck," said Gov. Patterson in a statement yesterday afternoon, just before his departure for Union City, where a special grand jury is investigating the night rider depredations in this section which culminated recently in the murder of Capt. Quinton Rankin. The governor said: "The proof which has thus far developed is positive as to the guilt of some of the men under arrest and implicates others. This will all be presented to the court at the proper time and a long step has been taken to discover and suppress lawlessness in this region. Conditions have been extremely bad, the night riders going from one lawless act to another until the culmination came with the murder of Capt. Rankin and the attempted murder of Col. Taylor. We know who fired the shot and who put the rope around Rankin's neck. The number of men actually at the killing was probably not more than ten, while some stood guard and others held the horses. The whole number engaged in the undertaking did not exceed 35. The inquiry will be further prosecuted and the state will have ample evidence to convict." The confession of Ferriner, Hogg and Morris substantiate, it is said, that of Ted Burton. They will be taken to Memphis for safe keeping. ? Daniel J. Sully who is now a bull in the cotton market, has sent out the following letter to his correspondents in the south: "A large number of my friends throughout the west and abroad write to inquire if I find conditions in cotton manufacturing sections of the south as promising as those of the northern mills, if the resumption of full time is contemplated or has already been adopted by the southern mills, ana wnetner mey report any improvement in the demand for their goods. Boston reports an active and increasing demand in spots daily. Business conditions generally are improving so much that the treasurers feel justified in paying present prices for cotton; in fact many of them are of the opinion that bottom prices for the year have been reached. There seems to be sound logic in this reasoning, in view of the enormous exports of cotton to Europe, to Asia and to England. Six million bales of American cotton of this season's growth have already been contracted for and must be shipped out i before the first clay of next Septem- i ber. Do you ever stop to consider that this means an Influx of $300,000000 in gold to America and that every advance of one cent per pound in cotton means $30,000,000 in gold for import to this country? Can you consistently under such circumstances, with a tremendous revival in American industries developing, believe in lower prices for the staple, and can you much longer defer buying cotton when a delay of a month or two may mean an additional expense to you of $5 or more a bale? The Lancashire strike was evidently a ruse of war conceived by English masters for the purpose of buying cheap cotton. Their object has been defeated, and a settlement of the strike is now but a few days away. I unhesitatingly advocate the purchase of cotton at the present level, both spots and futures. It is the cheapest commodity in the world at the present time under existing business conditions. <Thc \(orl;riUe (inquirer. Entered at the Postnfflce in Yorkville as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.: | TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 3. I90X. And now the country can get down to business again. The New York Herald was the only big daily to issue an election forecast last Sunday. It gave Taft 306 and Bryan 177. Voting machines were used in some of the states today and the result of the election was announced within a few minutes after the close of the polls. Well, anyhow, South Carolina made a good showing for the national Democracy. Her votes were a foregone < conclusion; but she helped with her money. Although today's election settles the matter as to who will be president ( and vice president, the president and vice president are not yet elected, i Only presidential electors were chosen today. These electors will meet in the j capitols of their respective states on , the second Monday in January next, and cast the votes of their states for J president and vice president. The as- , sembled presidential electors of a state < constitute an electoral college. There i is an electoral college ior eacn sunt; , on the same day. After the votes of j the electoral colleges are counted, the ! results are sent to Washington and ! canvassed by congress. Should the j candidates receiving a majority of the < votes, or one of them, die between this date and the assembling of the elector- ! al colleges, the electoral colleges could lawfully choose other men to fill the offices. As a matter of fact, the electoral colleges could, even now, lawfully . elect some one else if they saw proper to do so. It would be a rather dangerous proceeding, of course, as they are virtually pledged to register the will ' of the party by which they were nom- ' inated. ' , m 1 a declaration irom jonn u. kocke- , feller to the effect that he would vote ] for Taft, was the loudest sounding i political bomb that was exploded dur- ' ing the last few days of the campaign, j Rockefeller gave as a reason for his ; intention, the claim that the balance 1 of fitness as to temperament was on the side of Taft, as compared with Bryan. 1 He said also that he had always been i a Republican and that the triumph of . the Republican party promised more for the conservation of the business interests of the country. Immediately I upon the publication of the interview, * John D. fell under the denunciation of | both President Roosevelt and Mr. Bry- l an. Roosevelt said that the announce- 1 ment was a cut and dried Democratic trick, the object of which was to pre- i judice the enemies of Standard Oil I against the Republican party, and Mr. 1 Bryan took advantage of the opportunity to point out that both the biggest trusts of the country. Standard Oil and ' the United States Steel corporation, were hand in glove with the Republi- | ?an party. Just what the facts are it : is difficult to conjecture. There is no ^ doubt that the big trusts have been j made possible by the tariff policy of ( the Republican party, and there is no doubt that the United States Steel corporation stands in with the Republican . administration. The position of Mr. ] Rockefeller is peculiar. For some rea- 1 son the Republican party has been ' hostile to him, especially during the i past two years. There are those who ' insist that Judge Landis's famous ' 529,000,000 fine was a matter of getting , even more than it was a matter of jus- t tice?that is, however just it may have l been, justice was not the real object. 1 Because of the alleged fight between . Rockefeller and Roosevelt, some have ' thought that the Standard Oil influ- 1 ence and contributions have been go- j ing to the Democratic side. This, how- 1 ever, is merely a matter of conjecture, 1 for there has been no evidence to sus- j tain it. There is certainly very little \ reason to believe that Mr. Bryan would i be a party to such duplicity. We are inclined to the view that Rockefeller j voted as he said he would. But there is ; one feature of the circumstance that is < difficult of explanation. During a long business experience. Rockefeller has , established a reputation of keeping his i mouth shut as to politics. Why he ' should have departed from his rule on ' this occasion, does not appear. . MAIL ORDER WHISKY. Postoffice Department Seeks to Prohibit Misrepresentation. Since prohibition went into effect in i many parts of the country a few years 1 ago, says a Washington dispatch, va- , I ? ?-* ? U/>/IV>n Konn ft /l/\rvt a/1 ri'illJ** IHCliivun lieween auv/jJi^vt iu i , evading the law, one of the best known of these being the use of the United ' States mails for the purpose of soliciting orders. Recently, however, the postal authorities have reached the 1 the conclusion that a little too much of this kind of business was being done. The whisky, of course, is not actually transported through the mails, but the orders are and to such proportions has the business been carried on that the officials are threatening to come down good and hard on < the promoters. > Not long ago the commissioner of internal revenue issued a regulation < requiring rectified spirits, or alcohol. 1 to be branded as "imitation whisky." i The dealers in rectified spirits took exception to this regulation, which was new, but made necessary by the oper- < ation of the pure food and drug law of 1906, and sought an Injunction from a Federal court in one of the Illinois districts. The injunction was denied on the ground that the regulation was not believed to be unreasonable, and because rectified spirits are not whisky. Any liquor dealer who is caught selling the imitation whisky for the genuine article will be prosecuted, and here is where the postal authorities take a hand. It has been thought lately that much of the whisky sold through advertisements was the imitation stuff, though as yet no bona fide crises have been made out. It is the intention of the postmaster general to have all such cases pushed to the limit and he said today that if those who have been imposed upon will report such cases to him, such matters will at once be taken up and pushed. The department declares that it is all right for the dealers to advertise as much as they desire and to sell all the stuff they can, but that when they are selling the imitation liquors they must so state and not sell their products as genuine through the medium of the United States mails. It will not be allowed and prosecutions will follow. VOTERS SHOULD BE REGISTERED. Strong Argument For Reform of Primary System. Columbia State. Referring- to the independent candidacy for supervisor of W. A. Douglass in Richland county, the Anderson Mail propounds pertinent questions, and makes a suggestion that will appeal to many: "He [Douglass] says his opponent received a larger majority at some precincts in the primary than there are registered voters at those precincts. This would seem to indicate that there was something wrong about the vote in the primary. "Why should a man be allowed to vote to make nominees in the primary if he is not qualified to vote for the nominees in the general election? ' What is meant by the oath 'to support the nominees of the primary?' If a man is not a qualified voter he can not 'support' the nominees of the primary, can he? The condition which has prevailed in Richland, where there were more voters in the primary than there are registered voters, makes a strong argument for a change in the laws governing the primary so as to limit the privilege of voting in the primary to bona fide citizens. "If this is done it will prevent 'pack ing' the ballot boxes; it will allow only bona fide citizens to vote in the primaries, and will not keep any bona fide citizens from voting. "It will put a check to 'independentism,' which is so much dreaded. It ?*-511 nornofno to tho r?H rn a rv evutpm which just now does not promise to be much longer lived unless something is done to purify it." One would not suppose that a position so logically strong would be contested. It seems quite clear that the voters who elect our governors, United States senators, members of the national house of representatives, and the members of the state legislature who make our laws, should be "bona fide citizens;' that each and every one if them should be qualified to defend the Democratic nominees if Republicans or independents make a fight against them in the general election. It seems indisputable that it would place the south in better position before the country and give this section stronger ground in election contests and in repelling attacks by such men as Gen. Keifer, if every voter in the primary were qualified to vote in the general election. And yet there are those that will nrotest against such qualification. Why? AN ELOQUENT JUDGE. The Grand Jury Charge In the Reelfoot Outrage. Union City, Tenn., Oct. 29.?Judge Joseph E. Jones, in his charge to the jrand jury concerning the murder of Rankin and the outrage of the night *iders, said: * * "The blood of Captain Rankin, which was shed upon the banks of Reelfoot Lake, at midnight's holy hour, ay a band of men, alleged to have their f ? ~ J /lotA/itiAn n??i ac Ldt'ts L'UVCi'CU IU avuiu ucictm/H, Viivo lut for legal vindication and the punishment of the horrible act which has istonished the world. Our own Tennessee and the beautiful southland, vhere the purest and best strain of the Anglo-Saxon blood flows through the reins of her people, is mortified and numiliated by the awful crime. The law is above and over us all, to it our adoration must first be paid. With uplifted hands you. as a grand jury, and I, as judge and the attorney general and all the peace officers have 5worn by the eternal God that it should be enforced. We owe it as a duty to those who have confided in us to let the people here and elsewhere know that God still reigns and the law of the land survives. May we so act our ;jart today, and through this term of the court that, when we have finished ife's battles and played our part upon he stage of action, we can feel that ,ve have contributed our mite to the ?lory of our country, the preservation >f our free institutions and the holding aloft the pure, white, spotless banner of the law. When the infidel, Emjeror Julian, in the early days of our blessed Christianity, was fighting the irmy of the lowly Nazarene and seekng to demolish the Christian religion, be received, it is said, a fatal wound in the side from the shafts of the Christian forces, and as his body swayed and was falling to the ground, ive are told that he caught a handful if blood from his own bleeding side ind threw it in the sunlight toward beaven, and with his expiring breath ?ried out. 'O! Nazarene, thou hast conquered at last.' "In the name of the law and Chriso *-? rl nnr (ri'OQ t PivlH7?>tlnn TT1A.V we by strict adherence to duty, call | riany an erring man back to the shining path of obedience, to the better lictates of the human heart, and hear :he cry from the swelling bosom of our people that the law has conquered at ast. "These are times that try men's <ouls. None but the just, faithful and rue need aspire to take front rank in :he great moral struggle for the supremacy of the law. In the fight between good and evil, right and wrong, aw and anarchy; between those who pattle in the open and those who hide :heir faces, to do their devilish work, laggards, cowards, shrinking, timid, lime servers, are not wanted, and will lot rise to the occasion. "Let duty and patriotism be the objects of the clarion call, to juries, officers and people. If there be those tnywhere in the jury box. or in the official family, from judge, attorney general, sheriff, justice or constable, who are unwilling to meet the highest obligation of duty, let him here and now resign, and take off the robes of >ffice and hide his face in shame. The spirit of Jackson urges officials everywhere in these critical days to utter tnd act upon the sentiment that law uid order must and shall be preserved." ? Columbia, October 30: As a result of a conference held yesterday the physicians, the press and laymen Of the state will organize to educate the people on tuberculosis and its prevention. The meeting was held in the state library at noon yesterday and there was quite a large attendance. It was called by a special committee of the Medical association of South Carolina, and after discussion it was decided to appoint physicians in each county to organize county associations and to work along the line laid down by the National association at the meeting held recently in Washington. The association will be under the auspices of the State association, and information and literature bearing on the subject will be widely distributed. At the annual meeting of the association in April reports of the work done will be made. The meeting was presided over by I)r. John L. Dawson, if Charleston, and Dr. Walter Cheyne >f Sumter, acted as secretary. Among those present was Mrs. Beall. of Sumter. president of the Federation of Women's clubs, who promised the co-operation of this organization. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. W. F. Roach, Hickory Grove?Has a 3-year-old bay filly for sale. Jeannette Kllng Recital Co.?Will be at the Graded school auditorium on Friday evening, November 6, and will present an enjoyable programme of music, song and story. J. F. Ashe. President?Gives notice of regular monthly meeting of the York County Farmers' Union at the court house next Friday. Mrs. Janie Parish?Offers her household and kitchen furniture for sale for cash. R. L. A. Smith. Magistrate?Publishes summons in case of M. B. Spencer, plaintiff, against Geo. M. Core, defendant. Jno. R. Hart?Gives notice to members of company "L" to assemble at the armory Saturday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Arthur M. Erwin, Admr.?Calls on the debtors of estate of John A. McMurray to make settlement, and requests creditors to present claims. "XT'?-?* >-* a T. MnPotv A rl m r*v Pq 11c nr\ the debtors of estate of Wm. B. McCaw, deceased, to make immediate settlement. Creditors are ' requested to present claims. Louis Roth?Can supply you with the necessary ingredients for your fruit cakes. He has plain and self-rising buckwheat flour, and good mince meat. Thomson Co.?Wants you to let it show you its line of winter underwear for men, women and children. Star Drug Store?Asks you why you buy inferior talcums and extracts when you can get the best at the same price you pay for inferior quality. "Cold cream" weather. York Drug Store?Has a new supply of electric lamps, including 32 c. p. Tungsten lamps, and ordinary electric 'lamps from 2 to 32 c. p. Leave your calls for your physician. First National Eank?Tells you that its growth has not been by way of the high dive. It has assets of nearly a quarter of a million dollars. York Supply Co.?Thanks its customers who have paid their fertilizer accounts, and requests those yet in arrears to make settlement at once. Strauss-Smith Co.?Again calls your attention to the many bargain offerings it is making, and urges you to take advantage of them quick. J. C. Wilborn?Makes additional offerings of valuable farm properties for your consideration. See fourth nae-e for list. Loan and Savings Bank?Gives you a number of reasons why it is to your interest to do your banking business with it. National Union Bank?Advises you to place your money In the bank and pay your bills with checks. It will be glad to handle your account. Yorkville Hardware Co.?Wants you to see It today about heating and cooking stoves, ranges, coal scuttles, vases, shovels, tongs, fittings, etc. Tax collections up to yesterday amounted to $2,700. About half of which amount was collected at Clover last week. President Roosevelt on last Sunday issued his annual Thanksgiving proclamation, setting apart Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving and prayer. The national campaign fund raised by and through the Columbia State amounted to $8,161.39. There were other contributions from this state and the total fund must have aggregated pretty close to $10,000. Neighbors of Mr. W. S. Wilkerson, who sustained what looked last summer at the time as a total loss of his cotton crop by an unusually heavy hail storm, say that he will get about twothirds as much cotton as he would have gotten had the misfortune not occurred. The Brown brothers who are near neighbors and who were also hard hit by the hailstorm, but not so badly as Mr. Wilkerson, are also coming out much better than was expected. j With the exception of the rains dup4 Ing the past few weeks, it has been" an unusually good fall for gathering the crops. The frost of October 4 was only about heavy enough to check the growth of cotton and hasten maturity. The great bulk of the cotton crop has been gathered and many of the smaller gins are cutting down to shorter time. There is some cotton selling to meet guano notes; but the most common sentiment seems to be to hold for better prices. THESE GET CERTIFICATES. As the result of the recent examination of applicants to teach in the public schools, certificates have been sent out to white teachers as follows: First Grade.?Janie Ashe, Julia Foster, Ora Moore Love, McConnellsville; Winifred Deihl, Rock Hill; Minnie Palmer, A. Roger Smarr, Bullock's Creek; J. M. Wilkerson, Hickory Grove; Annette Boyd. No. 2. Rock Hill; Willie M. Grayson. Clover; Hattie Thomasson, Yorkville; Lela Stephenson, No. 1, Yorkville. Second Grade.?W. M. Mitchell, Clover; Mabel Castles, Ida Whiteside, Mrs. Maud White, Smyrna; Lottie Conrad, McConnellsville, Myrtle Hall, No. 1, Yorkville; Belle Oates, Bessemer City, N. C. Third grade certificates were issued to the following colored teachers: Laura Cranford, Eliza E. Crawford, 'ouoio t? nnthHp CJpneva Hall. A. B. Johnson, Lucy Nash, Maud White. THE GENERAL ELECTION. From the few scattering precincts in York county heard from during the night it is fair to estimate the total vote of the county at between 1,200 and 1,500. The total vote at Yorkville precinct was 293 in the Federal box and 251 in the highest state boxes. Bryan electors received 287 votes and Taft electors 6 votes. Among the other boxes heard from during the night were: Smyrna, 42; Blairsville, 58: Sharon, 39; Hickory Grove, 89; Ebcnezer, 50; Tirzah, 23; Clover. 135. Both the constitutional amendments voted on are unimportant, but the indications are that yes Is In the majority. AUCTION SALES. The auction sales by the clerk yesterday, salesday for November, resulted as follows: In the case of J. M. Griffin and A. J. Griffin vs. N. A. Biggers and others, a tract of one hundred acres in King's Mountain township. Bought by A. J. Griffin for $8.05 an acre. In the case of M. E. Johnson vs. J. C. Chambers and others, a tract of 159 acres in Broad River township. Bought by J. S. Brice, attorney, for $7 an acre. Also in the same case a tract of 101 acres. Bought by J. S. Brlce, attorney. for $14 an acre. In the case of British and American Mortgage company against Nancy Cornelia Leech, individually and as executrix of the estate of J. E. Leech, a tract of 363 acres. Bought by Thos. F. McDow, attorney for J. T. Wilkerson, for $17.75 an acre. In the case of H. Maria Whitesldes, individually and as administratrix of the estate of Thos. B. Whitesldes, deceased. four tracts as follows, all bought by ("J. \V. S. Hart, attorney for plaintiff: No. 1, containing 294 acres, for $9.95 an acre. No. 2, containing 110 acres for $5 an acre. No. 3, containing 28 acres, for $5 an acre. No. 4, containing 218 acres for $13.15 an acre. \V. M. and Jeff D. Whitesldes, executors of the estate of John B. Whitesides, deceased, sold lands belonging to the estate as follows, buying- It in themselves as executors: Granny Henry place of 150 acres, for $25.50 an acre. The Hope place of 170 acres for $10.25 an acre. The Ray place of 130 acres, for $10 an acre. SPECULATIVE MARKET. There was no business on the exchanges Tuesday, because of the general election. Monday's developments in the speculative market were as follows: New high records for the season were made in the cotton market today with heavy realizing for over election day readily absorbed, and the close steady at a net advance of 2 to 6 points. Sales were estimated at 225, 000. The market opened steady at an advance of 3 to 8 points In response to better cables than expected and after selling off to about the closing figures of Saturday on the more active months, rallied again, reaching the highest level late in the day when prices reached a net gain of 5 to 10 points. The close was only slightly off from the top under realizing. Trading was very active at the beginning of the day and again toward the close when large blocks were promptly absorbed, but was rather quiet during the middle of the session. Wall street houses were good buyers on all soft spots. Estimates of tomorrow's receipts at Galveston were record breaking, but the day's exports from that port were also very heavy and the movement appears to exert little influence. Private cables reported that there was to be a meeting in Lancashire tomorrow which, it is hoped, will result in a settlement of the labor troubles. Receipts at the ;?orts today 61,146 against 61,923 last week and 65,632 last year. For the week 425,000 against 447,682 last week and 366,777 last year. Today's receipts at New Orleans 10,237 against 18,243 last year and at Houston 25,159 against 9,055 last year. GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY. The Jury commissioners this morning drew the following venire of petit Jurors to serve during the first week of the approaching term of the court of general sessions, which convenes on \fr?nr1ov Voromhor 99* V( V1..WVI ? ? J. M. Bigger Bethel. Samuel Youngblood. .King's Mountain. S. F. Roddey Catawba, G. B. Sandifer Catawba. J W. Sturgis Catawba. E. W. Pursley King's Mountain. I. K. Williams Catawba. R. L. Qulnn Bethel. Jos. C. Brandon Bethel. J. F. Harper Catawba. W. M. Huey Bethesda. W. E. Simpson Catawba. F. D. Davidson Bethesda. F. E. Whitesides Broad River. R. L. Ferguson King's Mountain. W. A. Milling Ebenezer. T. L. Johnson Catawba. Sep Huey Bethesda. E. W. Cook Catawba, J. C. McGill King's Mountain. A. L. Black York. R. M. Love Bullock's Creek. J. A. Shillinglaw Catawba. J. B. Wood York. D. J. Forbes King's Mountain. P. M. Wyatt Bethesda. J. B. Neely Ebenezer. J. L. Carroll King's Mountain. T. A. Gwin Bullock's Creek. Claude Inman York. W. B. Keller York. W. B. McGill King's Mountain. J. Warren Moore Bethesda. L. Roth York. J. L. Hemphill York. J. H. Adams King's Mountain. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The Jeannette Kling recital company, will appear in the school auditorium next Friday night at 8 o'clock. ? The regular monthly meeting of the York County Farmers' Union, will be held in the court house next Friday. ? There was only a fairly good representation in from the country yesterday on account of salesday, for \Wemh?t Thprp was considerable interest in the auction sales by the clerk; but the bidding generally was confined to the people who w?re already most interested in the land sales. ? The chrysanthemum show, given in the court house last Friday under the auspices of the ladies of the Presbyterian church, was brought to a close at night with a pretty entertainment that was very much enjoyed. The gross proceeds of the day amounted to about $160. The whole affair was a delightful success, especially in the increased number of exhibitors, and the ladies are very much encouraged. The organization which has flourished from the beginning, is now in a better condition than ever. ? Mr. R. El Montgomery, proprietor of the "We Fix It" shop from which the burglars who recently broke into Carroll Bros., store got their tools, said on Saturday that his shop had been entered several times previously and tools were stolen on each occasion. On discovery that the shop had been broken into, Mr. Montgomery had taken note of the tools stolen, and thinking that the thieves would try to dis-j pose of them, had warned certain parties to whom he thought they might be offered. Otherwise he had kept quiet about the matter. In the recent case me imei sioie uniy sume una. He had his own brace, or one that had been stolen previously. In Mr. Montgomery's opinion the successful. entry of Carroll Bros, store, and the attempt on the store of the Y. B. & M. Co., was by local parties. SEED CORN SELECTION. While it is true that the average farmer pays very little attention to the subject of seed selection, it is a matter of no little satisfaction that York county has numerous intelligent and progressive planters who have been giving the matter attention for years. Mr. D. J. Forbes of Clover, has the reputation of being a corn grower of more than average success, and when the reporter asked him about seed selection yesterday, he was prepared with an interesting little story as to where he got the original of the corn he is now planting. "I was going along the road one day with an empty wagon, and passing the corn field of a neighbor who had already gathered his corn, I happened to see lying on the ground a very likely looking ear. Picking it up and examining it closely, I was still more pleased with it, and I took it home. Next spring I planted it and the yield was unusually fine. Since them I have been selecting my corn every year and I have now a very satisfactory variety. The original came from Mr. Thos. Walker, a neighbor, and," Mr. Forbes concluded with a smile, "I would have you remember that I did not fall to tell him about that original ear." Mr. W. S. Wilkerson of Hickory Grove, is never behind in anything that makes for agricultural progress. The reporter had this conversation with him yesterday: "Do you pay any attention to seed corn selection?" "Yes, sir. I certainly do." "Select it in the fall or in the spring?" the reporter asked banteringly. "In the fall," replied Mr. Wilkerson promptly. "I always have my corn shucked, and I make it a point to be there when it is being put in the crib, and I carefully pick out what looks to me like the best ears. These I put away in special hampers. Usually (here is about twice as much of it as I expect to need. In the spring I go over this selected corn again and pick the best of it for planting. "But," Mr. Wilkerson went on, "I l ave been pretty badly knocked out this year, you know. The river took practically all of my corn and I've got to change my seed. From investigations made recently, the people over on the Winthrop farm have about the best corn I can get any track of and I will get some seed there. The Winthrop farm corn is of a prolific variety with( a good, heavy, large grained ear." ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. J. J. Keller of Rock Hill, is the guest of Mrs. J. M. Ferguson. Mrs. Jas. F. Thomson left yesterday on a visit to friends at Newberry. R R Allison Fsn of T^inenster was In Yorkvllle on business yesterday. Mrs. J. A. Scarborough of Lane, S. C., Is boarding with Mrs. D. E. Boney. Miss Mayme Williamson of Guthrlesville, is visiting Miss Bessie Sandirer. Miss Margaret Caldwell of King's Creek, is the guest of Miss Ruth O'Farrell. Miss Nancy Bratton of Bullock's Creek, is visiting the family of Mr. C. M. Inman. Mr. and Mrs. Rembert McCain of Columbia, are visiting Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Weber. Miss Daisy Dameron of Charlotte, is visiting in Yorkvllle, the guest of Miss Mamie Turner. Mrs. Mary Webster of Cowpens, is in Yorkvllle on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Janle A. Parish. Miss Arabella Creighton of Rock Hill, is visiting Mrs. W. J. Fewell on R. F. D. No. 7, Yorkvllle. Mrs. E. B. Beard went to Columbia Saturday night, on account of the illness of her daughter, Mell. Mr. R. H. Gwin of Olive, who has K miitr. Ill fnr oOvarol tiroclra u*lth typhoid fever, is much better. Mrs. James Darby and daughter, Miss Helen, of Lowryville, visited Mrs. J. H. Witherspoon last week. Mrs. John Neely and sons, of Rock Hill, spent Sunday in Yorkville, visiting the family of Mr. H. A. D. Neely. Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Love of McConnellsvllle, are in Baltimore, where Dr. Love is attending a series of lectures. Miss Eunice McConnell, accompanied by her friend. Miss Valeria Weiss of Philadelphia, left on last Monday for Montgomery, Ala. Mr. W. L. Jackson and family, who have been living on R. F. D. No. 3, leave today for Gastonia, where they will make their future home. Conyers, Ga., Weekly Free Press, October 31: Mr. and Mrs. Leonidas F. Scott announce the marriage of their niece. Miss Esther Thomson to Mr. Oscar Dennis Grimes of Milstead, Ga., Wednesday afternoon, October 28th, the ceremony having taken place in T*\i V f1 of fha hnmo of Mr a r? H Mrs. G. H. Parker, Rev. Parks officiating. New York. November 1: A passenger on board the steamship New York from Southampton and Cherbourg, which arrived today, was Dr. John Miller Moore, once a surgeon in the American navy, who has been confined for several months in an asylum at Ville Everard, France. He was brought on board the ship at Cherbourg by the custodians of that institution. The hospital authorities refused to take the responsibility of Dr. Moore's release, but a relative made application to the American ambassador, who secured consent for his transfer to America. He was accompanied by E. H. Fulenwider. Dr. Moore, who comes ,of a well known Virginia family, became a surgeon in the navy in 1892 and served until 1906, when he was suspended by the secretary of the navy for six months, at the expiration of that time resuming his duties for a brief period, or until his condition necessitated placing him in the French asylum. He 'eft later today for Alexandria, Va? in Mr. Fulenwlder's custody. . LOCAL LACONICS. We Will Send The Enquirer From this date to January 1st, 1909. for 34 cents. W. C. Wherry Dead. William Coulter Wherry, a well known citizen of Catawba township, died at his home in Flock Hill last Wednesday of Bright's disease. He was a veterinary surgeon by profession and was considered by many patrons to be very proficient *ln his particular line of work. Mrs. Jackson Is Ninety-five. In a recent paragraph about our venerable friend, Mr. J. R. Schorb of Yorkvllle, The Enquirer stated that "so far as we have information Mr. Schorb is the oldest' citizen of the county." Mr. J. P. Sifford of Clover, has kindly called our attention to the fact that we had forgotten. He reminds us of an article we published about Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Jackson of Clover, something over a year ago, in which article it was stated that Mrs. Jackson was close to 94 years of age. Mrs. Jackson will be 95 next month. Our friend, Mr. Schorb, is only 90. Death of Mrs. W. B. Riddle. Mrs. Louisa Vaughn Riddle, wife of Mr. W. B. Riddle, died at her home near Bowling Green on Monday afternoon, October 23, after a tedious illness of about six months. Mrs. Riddle was in the 43d year of her age. She leaves a husband and nine children. The funeral took place at Bowling Green, being conducted by Rev. Win. D. Wylie, and being attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mrs. Riddle was a most excellent woman, highly esteemed by all who knew her. Stood For Free Speech. Rock Hill special of October 30, to the Columbia State: A Socialist orator held forth on the corner of Main and Railroad streets Wednesday night, and there was a crowd of a hundred or more who heard him. The meeting was without incident except soon after the man began his speech. There were present some citizens who evidently do not believe in free speech, and several of these began to try and annoy the speaker, asking questions and handing out some pretty rough talk. The crowd, however, while not necessarily in sympathy with the man's argument, believed in fair play and gave those doing the interrupting to understand that it had to be stop ped. It was done, and ' he speaker proceeded with his talk. Shooting In Winnsboro. As the result of a difficulty in Winnsboro last Saturday night, Herbert Wood, formerly of Yorkville, shot and killed Padgett Broom. The shooting took place at about 9 o'clock and Broom died last night in the Magdalen hospital in Chester. Wood left Winnsboro shortly after the shooting. He knew that he had hit Broom, but did not think the wound serious and left in order to avoid being locked up by the police. As soon as Broom died, Mr. B. P. Howe, boss of the spinning room in which Wood was second hand, came up to Yorkville to accompany him back. Wood being perfectly willing to go. According to Mr. Howe's nderstanding, the shooting was unavoidable. Broom and another man were fighting, and when Wood tried to nart them, both turned on him, one of them cutting him severely. He fired in self-defense. LANDSLIDE FOR TAFT. Republicans Win Another Overwhelming Victory. William H. Taft is to be the next president. That Is the information that came over the wires last night from yesterday's election. The first bulletins from New York and other eastern states seemed to indicate that the Republicans had lost but little If any strength as compared jwlth four years ago, and later bulletins quickly confirmed these indications to certainties. The news began to reach Yorkville at about 8.30 o'clock, and by 10 o'clock it was evident that Taft had carried New York over Bryan and the indications were that Chandler, the Democratic candidate for governor was leading Hughes, the Republican candidate, in about the same proportion. Later bulletins from the northeast showed practically everything for Taft, just like it was for Roosevelt four years ago, and a little later the bulletins rrom the west began to tell the same story. At 12.30 o'clock this (Wednesday) morning, the Associated Press posted a bulletin in New York, giving the following states with a total of 203 votes for Taft: California 10 Connecticut 7 Delaware 3 Illinois 27 Indiana 15 Iowa 13 Michigan 14 Minnesota 11 New Hampshire 4 New Jersey 12 New York 39 North Dakota 4 Ohio 23 Oregon 4 Rhode Island 4 South Dakota 4 Utah 3 Vermont 4 Washington 5 Another bulletin received shortly after 1 o'clock, quoted, the Associated Press as having credited Taft with 298 electoral votes. The same bulletin had it that the complexion of the house of representatives is practically unchanged. Reports from Nebraska were meagre; but the indications were that the state was very close. At 2 o'clock this morning the New York Herald telegraphed The Enquirer that Bryan hasl72 electoral votes from the following states: Alabama 11 Arkansas 9 Florida 5 Georgia 13 Kentucky 13 Louisiana 9 Montana 3 Mississippi 10 Missouri 18 Nebraska 8 Nevada 3 North Carolina 12 Oklahoma 7 South Carolina 9 Tennessee 12 Texas 18 Virginia iz Total 172 The total number of votes In the electoral college is 483, and Taft therefore, has 311. DISPENSARY LOSES. Whisky Shops Voted Out In Laurens, Clarendon and Chester Columbia, November 3.?The Brlce law elections in Chester, Clarendon and Laurens counties, resulted in the voting out of the dispensaries by overwhelming majorities. The State. MERE-MENTION. Thirty persons were more or less injured at Bennett Crossing, Pa., Friday In a collision between a coal train and trolley car Theodore Whitmore, accused of murdering his wife and throwing her body in Lampblack Swamp, near Harrison, N. J., on December 26 last, was acquitted by a jury o f Tftl'ooir PUv FrMov PVlQQ T? ai uci ocj v/ivj t a.- i luuj *-#. Bellows, a druggist at Brldgeton, Pa., has been fined $1,000 and six months in jail for violation of the state liquor laws....Mrs. William Astor, leader of New York's "400," died in that city Friday, aged 80 years Henri Farman made a distance of twenty miles in twenty minutes in an automobile in France, on Friday It is . rumored in Washington that Secretary Wilson of the agricultural department, will soon resign to take the presidency of the Colorado agricultural college George Cook, white, held on a charge of murder, was shot to death by a mob in the raid at Kingston, Tenn., early ] Friday morning... .The attorney general of Arkansas has filed suits against seventeen fire insurance companies to ' annul their licenses to do business in that state for violation of the insurance laws Twenty-three persons, including a number of physicians, were indicted in Philadelphia last week on charges of selling cocaine or making i false prescriptions for the drug Wm. H. Flictner, a New York lawyer, 66 years, prominent as a churchman, , was last week sentenced to a year in prison, on conviction of diverting to a risky speculation, $8,000 intrusted to ' him by two women for safe investment. , E. A. S. Blake, after being convicted at San Francisco on Thursday, of bribing a juror, made a confession t to the effect that in the event of his i conviction he was to receive $10,000 in > cash and his wife was to receive $100 a month while he was in prison. This offer was made by one of Reuf's lawyers In. a criminal court of Phil- , adelphia last Thursday, four men, , charged with murder, were sentenced 1 to be hanged. The victims of the mur- J derers were all women. One of the < men to be hanged is a negro Miss | Katherine Eikins of West Virginia, will ' be married to the Duke of the Abruzzi, , Italy, sometime this month Jas. i C. .Tomalty is under arrest in San < Francisco in connection with a short- ( age or nou.wuu in ine cuy neasuiy. , Torrialty was a book-keeper for ten I /ears A squad of New York po- 5 lice made a raid on a pool room in that f city last Thursday and arrested 280 1 prisoners... .The "Army of the Work- 1 less" of England, now numbers 2,000.- * 000 and Is still growing Matthew ( Bernian, a wealthy merchant, died at t Elberton, Ga., Friday, as the result of > hydrophobia Winston Green, a J negro, was electrocuted at the Virginia i state prison at Richmond, early Fri- < day morning. His crime was an as- s sault on a 12-year-old girl Mrs. J Florence Elbe, accused of being an ac- < complice of her sister, Mrs. Catherine 1 Beisel in the murder of the former's j husband, Captain J. Clayton Erbe, in , Delaware county, Pa., a few weeks ago, j has been released from prison on a 1 bond of $500 John B. Jackson, a ( prominent banker of Pittsburg, Pa., t was killed Saturday by a fall from a < horse... .Cadet G. Cook Ferebee, died J at Lexington, Va., Saturday, as the re- t suit of injuries received in a football < game Dave Edwards, sentenced ? at Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, to be j hanged December 10, for a murder f committed several months ago, said t to the court: "Thanks, gentlemen, that suits ine all tight."..... .D. A. Kitchens was shot to death by his cousin. W. N. Kitchens at Macon, Ga., Friday. r after a slight personal difficulty The monument of the Georgia Daughters of the Confederacy to Captain Henry Were, is to be erected In Richmond, Va A Pittsburg, Pa., "mammy," painted her boy a pale white, so as to make him look like his white companions The naval sppply ship Celtic will carry to the American battleship fleet, now encircling the globe, a ship load of supplies for the Christmas dinner of the 14,000 men of the fleet. The Celtic will probably meet the fleet at Gibraltar During the first month of the Maine hunting season, which ended Saturday, nine hunters were accidentally killed Candidate Taft traveled 15,000 miles In his campaign travels. One million photographs of Taft and 1,500,000 Taft buttons were distributed from his train during the trip Ward building B, of the state asylum for women q t Tfnma "V V was HpqfrnvpH hv fltv* Sunday with a loss of $125,000. More than 150 patients, many of them helpless, were safely removed from the building The schooner Lulle N. Pollard, lumber laden, bound from .1 Fernandlna, Fla., to New York, was burned at sea Saturday night The crew of the burned vessel was rescued by a passing steamer. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Columbia State, Tuesday: Commissioner Watson is preparing his report on the entries received In the state corn contest. There arc a large number of these entries and the prizes offered are tempting enough for any planter in the state. So far the largest yield is reported from Marlboro, which shows 137 3-8 bushels to the nccre. The result will be announced shortly. ? Sumter special of October 30, to Columbia State: Among the many prominent men who attended the state fair at Columbia this week, none received more attention at the hands of the visitors than did ex-Senator Richard I. Manning, so declare the Sumter people now returning from the capital city. Quite a considerable "boom" for Mr. Manning for governor two years hence to succeed Gov. Ansel was apparent at every hand, and from all sections of the state as was represented In Columbia this week. Mr. Manning would make no positive declara+/>??stVi<ner + Vio ^ffnr-ta Hplncr ma Hp . to induce him to announce his candidacy further than to say: "It is too early to announce candidacies. The people have just gone through a heated primary and the general election is upon us. We are surfeited with politics at the present. Later I shall make a positive statement as to my intentions, though at this time I am not willing to say more than that the strong probability is that I shall make the race." ? Spartanburg October 31: John Gary Evans and S. G. Finley, two well known lawyers engaged in a personal encounter yesterday afternoon in the office of Xicholls & Xicholls, at a reference that was being held to wind up the law business that formerly existed between Messrs. Evans and Finley. The reference was being heard before several well known lawyers, who separated Mr. Finley and Mr. Evans before either of them sustained injuries. Messrs. Evans and Finley were associated in the practice of law at the Spartanburg bar for several years. A few months ago they dissolved the partnership, and and there was a disagreement as to a settlement. It was finally agreed to leave the matter to several members of the local bar, and several references had been held. Yesterday the reference was resumed in the office of Xicholls & Xicholls, and Mr. Finley took offense to a statement made by Mr. Evans and they came to blows, but were separated before either of them sustained injuries to speak of. ? Columbia special of October 30, to the Charlotte Observer: In a per ?? ? fl 1 Arl t/\/l o t? tVta utota lui idiii uiuci uicu iwuaj wiiv supreme court ordered the dispensary commission to violate its orders from the Federal court which has all the funds enjoined, and pay a Judgment of A. W. Ray, amounting to about $350, which Mr. Ray bought from the Louisville Distilling company, which secured the Judgment on account of an unlawful seizure of liquor in Charleston. Attorney Stevenson, for the commission, who had all his papers ready for such a decision, immediately appealed to the Federal Supreme court on a writ of error, which the chief justice signed. The appeal papers went on to Wash- j ington this afternoon by express so as to get the case up along with the appeal from the decision of the court of appeals affirming Judge Prichard's decision. The hearing today was in special session, called for the purpose of passing upon the petition. The court reaffirms Its decision made when Attorney General Lyon applied for a mandamus, after Judge Pritchard had assumed jurisdiction, to compel the commission tov pay over $15000 appropriated by the legislature out of the dispensary funds for prosecution purposes. This was paid out, Judge Pritchard of his own volition setting aside this amount when the court made its decision. In Its decision today, as In the former case, the state supreme court holds that the Federal court has no Jurisdiction. Thus the point whether the Federal court will follow the decision of the state court, as the state court contends it should, it is to be put squareiy before the Federal supreme court. ? Columbia special of Saturday to News and Courier: Proceedings will likely be instituted in the courts within the next few days to put periods to the insurance operations of A. M. Alexander with his mutual Are insurance companies at Spartanburg and of L. M. Ridgeway and his Equitable Industrial company at Charleston, who according to complaint to the insurance commissioner, continue to do business regardless of his revoking their licenses. While the supreme court was in session yesterday on the dispensary mandamus case, Attorney General Lyon asked \ permission to bring suit in the name af the state to revoke the charters jf the Charleston concern, and said tie would likely want to institute similai proceedings against the Spar:anbuit companies, but the court suggested that the better practice might je to have the companies show cause ivny mese suits snouia not oe orougni io as to give tiie officials a chance to nake a showing. Mr. Lyon concluded not to take this latter course with ;he supreme court, as It would entail .00 much inconvenience on the memiers of the court to come back for a special session. He has written Mr. VlcMaster giving him permission to ipply for orders to show cause. There seems to be much general misunderstanding over the state among the lolicy-holders of the Spartanburg 1 companies as to how to cut loose from :he concern under the provision of he policies making the premium liens against the property insured. \ttorney General Lyon says it is a simple method to get out. All the lolicy holder has to do is to send In lis policy with the request that it be ancelled. There has been complaint hat this has been done in a number if cases, the< companies neglecting ;o acknowledge receipt and contlnung to demand the premiums under hreats of suits, etc. But Mr. Lyon says that if the registered mall Is us?d there should be no difficulty along his line. It is even doubtful whether he companies have a right to collect assessments to meet losses accruing I >efore the license was revoked. 1