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? Columbia, December 5: In a very interesting liquor case, which came up from Easley. the supreme court, by a divided opinion filed today, affirmed the finding of the circuit court in convicting the agent of Shuman & CoSalisbury liquor dealers, in taking orders for liquor at Easley, collecting as he went. The effect of the decision is to shut out the drummer. The two authors of the present Carey-Cothran dispensary law were arrayed against each other in the case, Mr. Carey for the state, which side won, and Mr. Cothran for the other side, which had what might be called a near-victory. ? Richmond. Va? December 4: Malvern Hill, the historic colonial residence in Charles City county. Va.. seventeen miles below Richmond on the James river, belonging to Wm. H. Hall ??f New York, was completely destroyed by fire this morning. Mr. Hall was entertaining a party of friends from New York, who were out shooting at the time, leaving Mr. Hall alone when the fire was discovered. Malvern Hill house was built by Governor Randolph two hundred and seventy years ago. It was occupied at one time during the Revolutionary war by Gen. LaFayette, and the farm was the scene of the battle of Malvern Hill, the last of the seven days' fighting during the civil war. Mr. Hall had owned the place about twenty years. ? Cleveland. Ohio, December 6: Fifty-five of Ohio's eighty-eight counties are "dry." Seven are wet. This Is the result of six month's work on the part of the Ohio Anti-Saloon league since the Rose county option law went Into effect. Of the fifty-five counties, five went dry under an old law. As little progress was made under that law, it was displaced by the new law, which has been successful. Voting will be held in most of the remaining twentysix counties within the next few months. In point of population the state is nearly half dry now, and in point of area, two-thirds. Most of the dry counties do not contain large cities. So far about 1,730 saloons have been voted out, about one-third of the number in the state before the county '1 Option YUIIUS ucgati. ? New York, December 4: The attitude of President Roosevelt on the subject of woman suffrage, was disclosed at a meeting under the auspices of the National League for Civic Education of Women. Rev. Lyman Abbott read a letter from President Roosevelt: "Personally I believe in woman suffrage." says Mr. Roosevelt, at the outset of the letter. "But I am not an enthusiastic advocate of it because I do not regard it as a very important matter. I am unable to see that there has been any special improvement in the position of women in those states of the west that have adopted woman suffrage, as compared with those states adjoining them that have not adopted it. I do not think that giving the women suffrage will produce any marked improvement in the condition of women." The president added: "I am for the reasons given rather what you would regard as luke warm or tepid in my support of it, because, while I believe in It, I do not regard it as of very much importance." ? Washington, December 4: The campaign of the war department against desertions from the army is meeting with success, according to Adjutant General F. C. Ainsworth, U. S. A., who stated in his annual report to the secretary of war, made public today, that the relative number of desertions was less in 190S than in any other fiscal year since 1901. The desertions during the fiscal year, 1908, were 4,505, or 4.6 per cent of the whole number of enlisted men in service in the army, during that year. Every branch of the service showed a decrease in the number of desertions during the year with the single exception of the hospital corps, where there was a slight increase. The report says that the 14th cavalry had the largest relative number of desertions of any organization in the service. Gen. Ainsworth points out the significant fact that of the white troops 4.75 per cent were reported as deserters, while only .57 per cent of the colored men in the service deserted. Gen. Ainsworth says that the certainty of punishment after apprehension has operated to reduce the number of desertions. ? New York, December 5: According to the figures of the Financial Chronicle, the world's visible supply of all kinds of cotton last evening aggregated 4,742,292 bales as compared with 4,053.512 bales a year ago and 4,064,386 bales two years ago. The visible supply of American cotton aggregated 4,043,292 bales, as compared with 3,205,512 bales a year ago and 3,754,386 bales two years ago. There came into sight during the week 600,712 bales, as against 471,958 bales for the corresponding week last year. The Into-sight for this season to date aggregates 6,643,410 bales, as compared with 4,970,058 bales to the corresponding date last season. Southern consumption for this season to date was estimated at 5S2.000 bales, as against 676,000 bales to the corresponding date last season; northern spinners' takings at 1,047,714 bales, against 583,261 bales. Spinners' takings of American cotton for the week aggregated 380,485 bales, as compared with 306,992 bales for the corresponding week last year. Spinners' takings of American cotton to date this season aggregate 3,577,100 bales as against 3,100,378 bales for the corresponding period last season. Exports of cotton ror the past week aggregated 366,282 bales, as compared with 346,042 bales for the corresponding week last year. The nn nnt vot ttlllUUIil Ul tuuuu \JII v*, itw ^ ^ v cleared, was placed at 354,373 bales, as against 261,805 bales a year ago and 364,342 bales two years ago. ? Camilla, Ga., December 5: Judge \V. X. Spence, of the Albany circuit superior court, has issued warrants for the arrest of Frank Adams and John Rodney, prominent white men of Miller county, charging them with a serious offence. According to the story of Andrew Moore, an aged negro, corroborated by members of his family, he had a son on the Miller county chalngang who recently escaped. It is alleged that a party of night riders, led by Adams and Rodney, the latter a deputy sheriff of Miller county, went Into Baker county looking for the escaped convict. They went to the old negro's house and charged him and his family with hiding the escaped convict. This they denied, whereupon the night riders, it is charged, took them into the woods and severely whipped the old man, his wife, his son and his son's wife. This bringing forth no confession as to the whereabouts of the escaped convict, a rope was put around the old man's neck and over the limb of a tree, and he was being slowly choked to death when the rope broke and he managed to escape in the darkness. followed by a volley of shots from the guns of the night riders. Judge Spence has directed that the sheriff arrest the two men, place them in Jail, and have them well guarded until the grand jury meets at Newton, Baker county, a week from tomorrow. Sheriff Perry of Baker county, at last reports. was searching for the alleged night riders, who have many friends in Miller county, and who say that the two men will never be taken. (The \|orhrillc inquirer. entered at the Postofflee in Yorkvllle as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.j TUESDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1?0X. We have seen lots of criticisms of the Williamson plan of corn production: but the proof of the pudding Is the eating thereof. The Williamson plan has made good every time it has had a fair trial. The second session of the Sixtieth congress convened yesterday; but no business oi importance was iiaumtted. The senate adjourned out of respect to the memory of the late Senator Allison and the reading: of the president's message was postponed until today. Ol'k esteemed contemporary, the Progressive Parmer, published at Raleigh, X. C., has been putting forth considerable effort to show that the Williamson plan for raising corn, is no better than some of the older methods. We admit that we have not been giving very close attention to what the Progressive Farmer has had to say on the subject. We are too thoroughly convinced that our contemporary is only arguing and preaching against the facts. As the result of scores of inquiries, we find that every farmer who has tried the Williamson plan has met with satisfactory results, and to produce better proof than this would >e difficult. Several Dutch war vessels have been patrolling the coast of Venezuela duriijg the past few days and word has gone out that the Dutch government has started in to bring the Venezuelan government to terms. The first war vessel was sighted at La Guira, Venezuela on last Wednesday morning it 5 o'clock, and since then the city has not been showing lights at night. Statements, supposed to emanate from the Dutch government, have gone out to the effect that no actual demonstration has been commenced: but as to exactly what the facts are is not altoTether clear. The common belief, however, seems to be that the Dutch will persist in their demonstration until some definite result is accomplished. President Harris's letter of this week to the Farmers' Union is certaini.. o)a.,o tho rio-ht- line There is lust I > v a little doubt about the success of the holding movement last year. The idea was all right: but the holding movement was met by a curtailment of production movement, and the curtailment got rather the best of it. Of course, f the holders had been able to hold out longer, the end would have been different. But the whole thing was like a game with many elements of uncertainty. The present expedient?the one Mr. Harris is now advising?may not be so attractive as the other; there is that about it which fails to appeal so strongly to many people as does the holding idea. Diversification, however, is bound to prove a winner, if it ever gets a fair show. It will win for each individual who tries it and it will win for the south as a whole. We are inclined to think that in selecting Champ Clark of Missouri, as the leader of the minority, the Democrats have taken about the best man there is in sight for the position. Mr. Clark is a level-headed statesman, of splendid ability to start with, and this ability is backed by the ripe experience of long years on the floor of the house. Mr. John Sharpe Williams is probably the ablest leader the Democrats have had since the days of Carlisle; but he was at a tremendous disadvantage in having to follow a man who was so incompetent as Richardson. Mr. Clark will suffer no disadvantage in following Williams, at least, not on account of ? ^ urnii.. any incompetency on nnuwu? pan. but still it will be very well for the Democrats to keep in mind the fact that his task?that of building prestige for his party?under existing circumstances, is no light one. William Dudley Foulke of Indiana, to whom it was written, has given out a letter from President Roosevelt in which the president takes occasion to express himself very warmly and at considerate length on the subject of the stories that were published during the recent campaign to the effect that the president's son-in-law, Mr. Taft's brother and othei-s, close to the administration, benefited largely as the result of the deal by which an American company acquired the rights and properties of the Panama Canal company. The president denounces the story of the alleged deal as a lie out of the whdie cloth and says that all papers In the case that have not already been published are on record, and of easy access to anybody who desires to see them. Editor Laffan, of the New York Sun, and Delavan Smith, editor of the Indianapolis News, come in for the president's bitterest denunciation. HARRIS APPEALS TO FARMERS. Diversification Is the Way to Prosper ity ana ouccess. President B. Harris of the State Farmers' Union, came out last week in an appeal to the farmers to reduce the cotton crop and secure higher prices by devoting to the other crops twenty-five per cent of the land now planted in cotton. He urges diversification of crops as the remedy for the alleged over-production of cotton. There is nothing particularly new in what Mr. Harris says, but he puts it in a very forcible way. ' Diversification of crops is the remedy for 9-cent cotton." says Mr. Harris. ' How is the farmer to be able to price his cotton and get the price he puts on ills staple, which represents his labor? There are three tilings essential. First, organize yourselves: second, cooperate together: third, diversify your crops so as to make home self-supporting. Raise corn, bacon, wheat. oats, horses, mules and more live stock, so as to make manure to enrich your land, and quit buying so much commercial fertilizer in order to stay out of debt. The above system will free the farmers of the bondage they are now in, for the cotton that has been sold up to the present time has been sold at or about the cost of production. The speculators and the manufacturers are saying to you that you are making too much cotton. Now, lets take them at their word and reduce the cotton crop next year to twenty-five million acres and plant the other eight million acres in food supply crops. This would make about nine million, three hundred thousand bales, and the farj mer would get as much money for the | nine million, three hundred thousand bales as we will get for a twelve million, five hundred thousand bale crop. Just remember, farmers, when you make more of a product than you can control, some one else will take it at your expense and manage it for you for their own interest. Now, everyone knows that cotton is not on a parity in price with anything else. A suit of cotton clothes that you could buy three years ago for 510 now costs you $18. Cotton should have sold the whole season for 12 cents per pound from the time the first bale was pinned. Now, who is to blame for it selling from 8j to 9 cents? Nobody except the producer himself, and do not put the blame on any one else, for the farmers have forced it on the market faster than the speculators wanted It. Never will the farmers be able to pet their prices until they make home selfsupporting and market the cotton crop as the world needs it. It takes twelve months to make a cotton crop, and we must take twelve months to market it at a profit to the grower. Brother farmer, it is in our hands to remedy this evil if it is ever remedied, and the sooner we realize it the sooner it will be done. Remember three things to be done: First, organize: second, cooperate, and third, diversify crops. Remember this is a day of organization, and all professional and business men are organized. The farmer is also beginning to realize that he is forced to do likewise for his protection. I will give below the following statistical report taken from the census report of corn, wheat and oats per capita to feed each person, horse, mule and hog in the cotton belt states. I ask you for a close study of this report and you will readily see why cotton is selling at 8| | to 9 cents. I want to urge everyone who has not sold his cotton to hold on to it until the price goes up. You may rest assured that the farmers over the I cotton belt are going to diversify crops next year, and this will mean reduction of cotton acreages: States Corn Wheat Oats \labama 19 l-.r> 2-5 1 \rkansas 34 2 3 Georgia 15 8-10 1 2-5 In. Territory ..75 4-5 5 3-5 11 1-3 Louisiana .....17 0 1-5 VI ississippi 25 % 1*4 1-2 |\\ Carolina ...18 2-5 2 3-10 1 3-10 Oklahoma 96 45 1-2 13 So. Carolina ...13 9-10 2 Texas 32 2-5 4 S Florida 10 1-2 0 1-2 Tennessee ...33 6 1 3-10 "A study of the above statistics will chow the great need vof diversification of crops, and I want you farmers to remember that your cotton that you are to raise in 1909 is now already priced at less than 9 cents. With this fact before you why will vou keep on in the me-crop system? The man who diversifies his crops is a public benefactor to his country, feeds his famllv better, educates his children better, and Vark 'ornccoo nvpi* thp rlvpr' nen ole will mourn at his denarture. "B. Harris, "President S. C. Farmers' Union. Pendleton, S. C." NOTES FROM OGDEN. Cotton About All Gathered?Quarterly Conference?Rev. Beckham's Farewell?Personal and Other Notes. V?rre?pnni1enre of the Yorltville Knautrer. Ogden, December 7.?The people of this section have about finished gathering the cotton crop, but there are a few scattering bales to gin yet. Nearly everybody is also through sowing small grain and the people will soon begin to take notice of the near approach of Christmas. There will be a few holidays and then the more progressive farmers will begin to think about making preparations to begin another crop. In fact some are already plowing out their cotton stalks and if the ground does not get too wet there will be considerable plowing done before Christmas. Just as soon as the weather clears up and turns real cold, there will be a lot of pork butchered around Ogden. There will be some prize winners in this section when butchering time comes. Quite a number of farmers in this community have some of the first hogs In their pens that nave ever been raised in tnis pari or the county. The corn crop turned out much better than was expected, and plenty of corn generally means plenty of pork. At the fourth quarterly conference of North Rock Hill circuit, the old board of stewards of Antloch, consisting of Messrs. W. S. Perclval. I. S. Kldd, J. B. Davis and Wm, Newsom, were reelected for another year. Mr. W. T. Hollls. superintendent of the Sunday school was also re-elected. It is a little hard to keep Sunday schools at country churches from going into winter quarters and while the Antioch Sunday school is not as live as it should be. (very few of them are) it Is oerhaps the best school on this charge, and it will be run through the winter months, though the attendance may be rather small for a month or two. The members of the Chapel at Smith's Turnout are having a new coat of paint applied to both the exterior and interior of the building. The seats will also be painted. The Ogden school opened last week for the winter session with Misses Virginia Miller of Varnvllle and Margaret Brownlee of Brownsville, both of this state, in charge. The school opened with a good attendance, and the board of trustees believe that under the new management, the school will continue to hold a foremost place among the rural schools of the county. Rev. W. A. Beckham, who for two vears h?s been pastor of the North Rock Hill circuit, preached his farewell sermon at Antloch last Sunday morning to a large congregation. The people on his charge were hopeful that he would be returned another year, but the conference saw fit to send him to another field. The new pastor, Rev. W. M. Owings. will preach his first sermon at Antioch on the afternoon of the third Sabbath in this month. H* will come as a stranger to the people. but it is needless to sav that he will be received with a welcome that will make him feel on his first visit that he is among his best friends. Your correspondent learns that the "lie familv horse of Mr. N. B. Bratton. hat was badlv burned when his barn was destroved hv fire d"ring the month of October, had to be ki'led. Mis? .Tosie R^tes of Charlotte, N. C., 's visiting relatives at this place. Holland and Venezuela. ?Holland's action in revoking her treaty of 1894 with Venezuela is an act of retaliation that may have serious results for President Castro's country. Castro's own performance in closing the Venezuelan ports to ships coming from the Dutch Island of Curacao was such a heavy commercial blow to the Dutch colonial port of Willemstad that Holland's counter blow is the natural result of a retaliation policy. But Its ultimate significance is in the fact that the annulment of the treaty of 1894 opens Willemstad to the export trade in war materials and thus makes it possible for Venezuelan revolutionists to use the Dutch port as a base of military supplies. This alone would stimulate revolutionary movements In Venezuela, but the Dutch government goes much farther. In announcing that it will not interfere with filibustering expeditions, it evidently seeks to provoke a revolutionary outbreak against President Castro in his own country- Such an announcement is so far hostile to Venezuela us to be a breach of international law and could be legitimately regarded by the Venezuelan president is a casus belli. But Holland for some time has been ready, apparently, for extremes in her dealings with the South American country?Springfield Republican. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Hazel Grist, Clerk of Board?Publishes notice of the annual meeting of the board of commissioners of York county to be heid December 31st. Loan and Savings Bank?Publishes a statement of condition at close of business on November 27. Bank of Hickory Grove?Prints its statement showing condition on November 27th. Hazel Ingraham, Chm.?Calls a meeting of colored citizens at Odd Fellows' hall, next Monday night. A. Ll Black, No. 1, Ycrkvllle?Has a milch cow with a young calf for sale. A J. Quinn, Clover?Wants to recover a lost dog. Answers to name of "Top." Information appreciated. Clover Drug Store?Extends a cordial invitation to you to visit Its place of business and see a big display of hnllHnv cnnils Loan and Savings Bank?Says it insures the safety of the money of its customers as surely as an insurance company insures buildings, etc. M. W. White?Makes an offering of a town building lot at a discount of 25 per cent on former price. If sold by January 1st. J. L. Williams & Co.?Will move to the Strauss-Smith Co. store room on January 1. and in the meantime will make deep cuts in prices on all goods', for cash. J. C. Wilborn?Offers several pieces oi' desirable property for rent and also an attractive piece of town property for sale. See page four. Thomson Co.?Calls attention to the last week of its mill syndicate sale and quotes prices on seasonable goods. York Drug Store?Invites everybody to see its immense lines of "gifty" goods for holiday shoppers, which it is showing in endless variety. R. E. Montgomery?Gives notice to I people who owe him that as they have not come to see him and settle, he will call on them to pay on sight. T. W. Speck. The Jeweler?Savs his store is headquarters for the Christmas bnvers and wants you to see his attractive stock. virst National Bank?Reviews its growth from its Inception five years ago. It has assets of nearly n quarter of a million. Mr. J. W. McFarland of Yorkville No. 3, has put in about 170 acres of grain for himself and neighbors this season. Mr. John F. Gordon says that Mr. [ E. M. Williamson is deserving of a monument almost as high as that of George Washington. "I would not be willing for him to have a monument quite as high as that of Washington," j declared Mr. Gordon, "but I would not take a great deal off of it." It was "punitive," instead of "actual" damages that was awarded by the Jury in the case of D. L. Shleder vs. the Southern railway, last week. The statement as published simply specified 'damages." The cigars had been shipped to the plaintiff, freight prepaid. They came in a damaged condition. The railroad agent refused to make ! delivery until the plaintiff had inspected the goods and there had been an agreement as to the amount of damages that would be claimed. The .suit was for "claim and delivery," and for punitive damages. THE SPECULATIVE MARKET. Yesterday's developments in the speculative market are summarized In an Associated Press dispatch of last night from New York as follows: The cotton market was unsettled and closed barely steady at a net decline of 6 to 8 points. Sales were estimated at 150,000 bales. The market opened steady at an advance of 4 points to a decline of 1 point, near months being relatively steady on steady cables and larger English spot sales, but the whole list eased off right after the opening with December depressed by a few notices estimated at about 1,500 bales, while the general market was influenced by the continued heavy movement and scattering liquidation. After showing a net loss of 6 to 9 points the market .steadied to within z or i poinis 01 Saturday's finals as a result of covering during the middle of the day but weakened again in the late session under a renewal of liquidation through wire and commission houses, with last prices at practically the lowest point. The National Ginners' Association estimates the amount of cotton ginned to December 1st at 11,064,000 bales and the probable crop at 12,873,000 bales. The census bureau report giving the amount of cotton ginned to December 1st will be published at the opening tomorrow and the government's estimate of the crop will be published at 1 o'clock on Wednesday. Southern spot markets officially reported are generally unchanged. Receipts continued heavy, but the outlook is for large clearances during the balance of the month. Receipts at the ports today 63,136 bales against 99,771 bales last week and 47,063 last year. For the week 425,000 bales against 459,291 last week and 368,793 last year. Today's receipts at New Orleans 17,505 bales against 13,759 last year and at Houston 16.232 against 8,547 last year. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mr. T. A. Matthews of Old Point, is visiting Mrs. Mary Simril on R. F. D. No. 7. Mr. L. W. Jenkins of Spartanburg, spent Saturday and Sunday in Yorkville. Mr. John R. Logan, worshipful master of Philanthropic lodge, No. 32, A. F. M., left this morning for Charleston, to attend the annual communication of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina, which meets tomorrow. Gaffney, December 4: Mr. J. D. Jones, who has lived in Gaffney and been identified with her business interests for nearly twenty years, will about the 1st of January remove to Union. Mr. Jones was for several years a director in the Gaffney Manufacturing company, and is now a director of the National Bank of Gaffney. the Globe Mills and of the Gaffney Loan and Trust company. He was the founder of the Gaffney Manufacturing company and carried around the first subscription list at the inception of this enterprise. Being actively on the cotton market of Gaffney as a buyer for nearly twenty years and being a man for sterling Integrity, the farmers of the county with whom he has hail ilea lines will feel lost when they come to Gaffney and do not find Dudley Jones to bid on their cotton. Mr. Jones received such a flattering: business offer from Union that he did not feel Justified in refusing same. THE CIRCUIT COURT. The circuit court on Saturday com-' pleted the work blocked out in the published roster, and Judge Hydrick left Saturday afternoon for his home in Spartanburg, to return next Monday, When The Enquirer went to press Friday, the court was engaged on the -ase of A. V. Worthy vs. tlie Southern railway. The plaintiff wanted $2,000 for alleged wrongful ejectment from defendant's train at Blacksburg. He had purchased a ticket in Birmingham, Ala., for Bock Hill, and claimed that he told the agent at Birmingham that he wanted to go by Char'otte. The conductor on the main line declined to carry plaintiff by Charlotte, except upon payment of additional fare and put him off at Blacksburg. The defendant denied that the ticket had been sold by way of Charlotte, or with special routing, ami claimed the right to carry plain tiff to his destination by the shortest route, which required him to leave the main line at Blacksburg, and go by the Charleston division to Rock Hill. The jury found for the plaintiff in the sum of $150. Wilson & Wilson for plaintiff; J. E. McDonald for defendant. The next case taken up was that of Mrs. Annie Ashford vs. the Western Union telegraph company. This was an action for damages on account of mental anguish sustained by the plaintiff because of the alleged failure of the defendant to deliver a telegram promptly. The jury found for the plaintiff In the sum of $300. Wilson & Wilson for plaintiff; Thos. F. McDow for defendant. In the case of J. W. SIstar vs. the Seaboard Air Line Railway company, the jury found for the plaintiff in the sum of $500. Tliis was an action for damages because of the alleged refusal of the defendant to let the plaintiff off its train at Catawba Junction. Wilson & Wilson for plaintiff: J. L. Glenn for defendant. The last case on the roster for the week was that of Edward Fewell vs. the Southern railway, an action for damages to cotton because of the alleged negligence of the defendant. The lury found for the defendant. W. J. Cherry for plaintiff: J. L. Glenn for defendant. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Do the Christmas shopping before the rush commences and before the stocks have been depleted. ? The Victor Oil mill has already Tinned within a few dozen bales of as many bales of cotton as it ginned last vear, and will probably exceed last vear's figures by several hundred bales. Manager Fowler, however, is of opinion that the cotton crop of the county will be from three to four thousand bales lighter than it was last year. ? Raw cotton was started into the machinery of the Lockmore mills last Friday, and the manufactured product 's now coming out In good shape. The Lockmore is equipped in first-class style with all of the latest machinery ind most approved appliances. ? What came near being a serious accident; but which fortunately result?d in but little harm, occurred on Congress street, not far from The Enquirer office yesterday morning. Mr. C. J. Hughes got out of his buggy to 'ift down a valise. The mule became frightened at something and bolted down street. Mr. Hughes war Jerked down and dragged for some distance through the mud. The front wheel of he empty buggy struck a wheel of a buggy in front occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Land and Jumped over it The mule ran on down street until it was stopped In front of the York Furniture company. Neither of the bugTies were broken. One of Mr. Hughes's egs was bruised quite painfully; but not seriously. ? Rev. Henry Cauthen, for the past 'wo years pastor of Trinity Methodist church, preached his farewell sermon 'ast Sunday night. There were no services at the other churches, and many of Mr. Cauthen's friends among the other denominations were out to Hon > hlin Am iiMiml Yf r Oflllthpn ^reached a most excellent sermon. The general subject was the practical value and fitness of denominational division. He described the different evangelical denominations as the different arms of one great and powerful army, and held that each had its particular work in the cause of the Master. He insisted that progress of Christianity would not be anything like as satisfactory without these denominational divisions. Before concluding his sermon, Mr. Cauthen took occasion to express in a most feeling manner his appreciation of the kindness and cooperation that had been extended to him by members of his own congregation and other congregations, and referred to many warm friendships that had developed between himself and members of his own and other congregations. It was a most affecting ccasion, many members of the congregation being moved to tears, partly because of what Mr. Cauthen had to say and partly because of contemplation of the unavoidable detachment of the sweet and pleasant relations that have been established during his stay in Yorkville. WHAT IS THE GAME LAW? The recent prosecutions of violators of the game laws, says the News and Courier, have caused some persons with minds given to research, to look up the law on the subject in order to ascertain just what the present game law is, as the legislature has passed a law for three sessions in succession, there being a difference in the text of each act. A glance at the acts, and without going very deep in the subject, discloses the fact that two of the acts, that of 1906 and that of 1908, are apparently practically dead, for the reason that the act of 1906 was repealed by the act of 1907, and the act of 1908 amends the act of 1906, which already had been repealed. Therefore, it looks as if the act of 1907 is the only act at present of force. It will be interesting to note a part of the wording of the three acts. The act of 1906 is entitled, "An act for the further protection of partridges and quail." Section 1 provides in part as follows: "That it shall be unlawful for any person, except upon his own lands, or on the lands of another with the consent of the owner thereof, to net or trap any partridge or quail; and it shall be unlawful for any person to sell, or ship or export for sale, any partridge or quail, for the space of five years, from the 20th day of February, A. D. 1912. * Provided, that the handling, possession, control or ownership of any of said birds sold, offered or exposed for sale, or shipped or exported, shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of this act, and the burden of proof shall be upon the person so handling, possessing, controlling or owning any of the said birds to show that they were imported from another state or territory. Any person violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, etc." Section 2 prohibits the killing of Mongolian pheasants. Section 3 provides for the issuing of licenses to non-resident hunters upon the payment of a license fee of twentyfive dollars, and concludes as follows: "All licenses and fines collected under this act shall be turned over to the game warden." This act was approved February 21, 1906. In 1907 the legislature passed an act entitled, "An act to incorporate the Audubon Society of South Carolina, and to provide for the preservation of the wild birds, non-migratory hsn and animals of the state," which provides principally for regulations in regard to the transportation of game birds and ...11,1 o.m.miiIu o 1 on nrnt- Irloq nPHP 1 - \\ 11 u tiili maio aim aiuv v? iuvm ^v*.w. ties for such transportation when in violation of the act. The act also provides that all moneys obtained from fines or forfeitures shall be deposited with the state treasurer to the credit of the "game protection fund." Section 15 of this act is as follows: "An act entitled 'an act for the further protection of partridges and quail.' approved the 21st day of February, A. D. 1906, and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed." In 1908 the legislature again passed an act on the subject, the title of which is as follows: "An act to amend an act entitled 'an act for the further 1 ther protection of partridges and quail,' ; approved 21st day of February, A. D. , 1906, by changing the time, and Include Mongolian pheasants and wild 1 turkey." ! SERIOUS RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. I Mr. C. Henry Smith, the well known carrier on Yorkvllle rural free delivery route No. 4, and the winner of the Farmers' Union corn prize last week, is lying: at his home five miles south of Yorkville in quite a serious condition, as the result of injuries sustained in a runaway accident last Saturday evening. The accident occurred at the overhead bridge on the Chester road, between 5 and 6 o'clock. Mr. Smith was on his way home. Just as he started across the bridge, an engine pulling a long and heavy freight train came puf- j fing underneath. Mr. Smith had not | noticed the train until he was right over it, and although he is a most excellent horseman, the spirited animal he was driving was quickly made frantic by the hot vapors that were forced up through the cracks of the bridge by the exhaust from the smokestack and went plunging down the road. After the first two or three Jumps, Mr. Smith turned the horse Into a side road, but within a short distance the wheels struck a rough place, the singletree broke in three pieces, and with another jump or two of the horse the buggy was turned over on top of Mr. Smith, who was probably dragged some distance before the horse finally succeeded in disentangling itself and getting away. It is probable that Mr. Smith was unconscious for a little while; but if so it was only for a very few moments. A negro man who saw most of the occurrence came to his relief as he was trying to rise to his feet, and Mr. M. F. Revels, who was coming along right behind, and who also had a narrow escape from a similar adventure, helped Mr. Smith into his own buggy and brought him back to the office of Drs. White & Kell, who looked after his injuries. There were ugly bruises in the left side of Mr. Smith's face, and it seemed at first that he would certainly lost one eye. His tongue was bitten nearly in two, and it required quite a number of stitches to close up the different ugly wounds he sustained. After the doctors had made him as comfortable as possible, he was taken to his home, where he has since been getting along as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Information this morning was to the effect that he is still In a good deal of pain; but there is every reason to expect that he will be able to be out again within a few days. LOCAL LACONICS. Change on King's Creek No. 1. A Washington dispatch says that John R. Love has been appointed carrier on King's Creek R. F. D. No. 1, and Alexander W. Love has been appointed as his substitute. Mr. Windle Gives Bond. Fort Mill Times: Mr. Windle on Monday informed the Times that his friends at the court house informed him by 'phone immediately after the grand jury had taken action against him, and that early Friday morning he drove to Yorkville and gave bond for his appearance at court. The case will not be called until the April term of court. Wreck at Blacksburg. Gaffney Ledger, December 8: Train 16. from Marlon, N. C.. to Rock Hill was wrecked at Blacksburg last Friday nie'hf in the vard. The eneine iumned the rail and went to the right-hand side and struck a box car on the sidetrack, tearing a hole In the box car, and the car In turn tearing the cab off the engine, leaving Engineer Cliff Lee sitting on his seat unhurt. No one was injured at all. and scarcely any damage was done the engine, further than the loss of the cab. Masonic Elections. Mackey Chapter, Xo. 15, Royal Arc h Masons, elected the following officers last Friday night for the ensuing year: High Priest, M. C. Willis: King. J. H. Saye; Scribe. I. W. Johnson: Secretary, W. I. Witherspoon; Treasurer, I. H. Norris. These officers will be installed at a special meeting to be held next Friday night. Philanthropic Lodge, Xo. 32, A. F. M., elected officers last night for the ensuing Masonic year as follows: W. M., John R. Hart: S. W? J. J. Carroll; J. W., Quinn Wallace: Sec., John E. Carroll: Treas., J. Q. Wray. These officers will be Installed on the occasion of the celebration of St. John's Day. Auction Sales. For partition, in the case of Bessie Lee Watson, plaintiff against Frances Sherrer and others defendants, the clerk on yesterday sold at auction three tracts of land, formerly belonging to the estate of Henry Wallace, deceased. Tract Xo. 1, consisting of 65J acres, and bounded by lands of John Caldwell, Love, J. B. McCarter, J. R. Hogue and others, was bought by H. G. Brown for $20.25 an acre. Tract No. 2, consisting of 115 acres, and bounded by lands of J. T. Feemster, John Caldwell and others, was bought by O. W. Hartness for $10.75. Tract Xo. 3, consisting of 863 acres, and bounded by lands of J. F. Feemster, A. F. Love, John Bolln and others, was bought by John E. Feemster for $5.25 an acre. Tract "B," consisting of 18 acres, advertised In the same case, was not sold. Buzzard Puts Mills Out of Business. Several North Carolina cotton mills that are driven by the electric current [ of the Catawba Power company, were . put out of business for an hour or two 1 last Friday by a turkey buzzard. Mayor John R. Hart of Yorkville, who was In Clover Saturday, has given The Enquirer Information of the peculiar clrstance. It seems that when the mills to the north of Nanny's mountain attempted to start up Friday morning, their motors failed to respond. There was no current. The trouble could not be located by telephone, and linemen were started out to run It down. Everything was all right and in good shape except at a point near Nanny's mountain. Here the ends of the wires were on the ground, and examination showed that they had been burned in two. Further investigation disclosed the remains of a partially cremated turkey buzzard. The buzzard was lying between the ends of the wires. With the evidences and indications at hand, the linemen read a story to the effect that the buzzard had first lighted on a nearby tower, and after resting there a while, had Jumped down on one of the transmission wires. After that he no doubt spread out his wings, bringing the two currents together and forming a short circuit which burned the wires in two and almost Instantly converted the buzzard's body into cinders. The actual time lost by the mills was hardly more than two hours, for as soon as possible after the trouble was discovered in the morning, the current from the power houses was started over a duplicate line. But to repair the damage that resulted on account of the buzzard required nearly % whole day. Development at Ninety-Nine Islands. Charlotte Observer, Saturday: Mr. B. H. Hardaway of Columbus Ga., tills week signed the contract for the construction of the mammoth dam and power house which is to be built at Ninety-Nine Islands, near Blacksburg, S. C.. by the Southern Power company. Contracts were also given the Southeastern Lime and Cement company of (liarleston, S. C., for 400,000 sacks of the highest grade of Portland cement for use on the work. The contract for water wheels aggregating $125,000 was given the Allls-Chalmers company of Detroit, Mich., and that for the electrical machinery, the Westinghouse company. This electrical machinery contract will amount to something like $130,000. The water wheels have already been placed on the ground and the electrical machinery has been built and tested. The railroad connecting with the Southern's main line was finished long ago and everything, derricks, shanties, shops and all, is In readiness for active work. The- dam will Kn 1 o rorout In tho annth It will have an extreme helghth of 85 feet and will be about 1,000 feet long. It will contain 160,000 cubic yards of masonry. The power house Is to be ready by January 1st, 1910, and the machinery ready for operations by March 1st, following. Mr. Hardaway, the contractor, Is one of the leaders .n the trade in the south. The mere tact that he has built five powers on the Chattachooche river, one at Atlanta, two at West Point, and two at Columbus, Ga.; one on the New river at t ries, Va.; one on the Yadkin river at Winston-Salem; two In South Carolina, at Anderson and at Spartanburg, and one on the Flint river In Georgia is a testimonial as to who and what he is. Last week Mr. Hardaway secured a half million contract from the government for work on the Warrior river near Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mr. Hardaway, while he will supervise the work at Ninety-Nine Islands, will have Mr. T. A. Jamison actively in charge. SOUTH CAROLINA NEW8. ? Gaffney Ledger: Deputy Collector John P. Scruggs exploded a bomb shell among the tobacco and cigar merchants of Gaffney last Friday, when he informed them that all who had failed to cancel the stamps on tobacco and cigars boxes would be subjected to a hne of $50. He found uncancelled empty boxes In about ten stores, and ihe proprietors are speculating as to the outcome of the collector's action. Collector Scruggs is also requiring all those who have been convicted in the state or municipal courts of selling whisky to take out a license for the time, during which they were engaged In the Illegal traffic. It is likely that several will have to "come across" In this county. ? The last day (Thursday) of the United Daughters of the Confederacy convention at Abbeville was taken up in discussing resolutions and general ouslness and the election of officers for another year. Very little rivalry was shown and the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. R. D. Wright, Newberry; first vice president, Mrs. J. A. Campbell, Charleston; second vice president, Mrs. Thomas Keltt, Clemson; third vice president, Mrs. J. C. Davis, Clinton; fourth vice president, Mrs. L. M. Gasque, Marion; recording spiretarv Mrs T. H. Dreher. St. Mat thews; corresponding secretary. Mrs. S. B. Aull, Newberry; treasurer, Mrs. M. J. Perry, Lancaster; historian, Mrs. H. P. Lynch, Cheraw; registrar, Mrs. C. E. Graham, Greenville; recorder of crosses, Mrs. W. H. Fowler, Yorkville; auditor, Mrs. Lucy Thomson, Abbeville. The following resolution, submitted by Mrs. Thomas Keltt of Clemson, was passed with but four dissenting votes: "Resolved, That the South Carolina division. United Daughters of the Confederacy, assembled in convention at Abbeville. S. C., puts itself on record as objecting to the amendment to the constitution as passed by the Atlanta convention permitting the wives of veterans, though they be of northern or foreign birth, to become members of the U. D. C., unless they are qualified by the ties of blood for membership as required by the rules for other 'han the wives of veterans, except in cases of women who were wives dur'ng the Confederacy." ? Lancaster, December 5: A serious fire occurred in Lancaster at an early hour this morning, the alarm being given about 3 o'clock. When first discovered the flames were issuing from the Lancaster Mercantile company's brick warehouse, in the vicinity of the Southern railway depot. The building was constructed with the regulation fire walls, which saved half the structure. The part, however, in which the fire started was entirely destroyed, togeth?r with its contents. Another warehouse nearby, owned by the Kershaw Oil mill and used by the Bennett Grocery company, was also consumed, likewise the seed house of the Lancaster Mercantile company, shed over the Standard Oil company's tank and about mn nf mttnn. 4fi bales of which I were In a box car on the Southern's side track and the remainder on the nublic cotton platform. Several hundred other bales on the platform were saved with great difficulty. The Lancaster Cotton Oil company also had about $300 worth of seed burned, the loss being1 covered by insurance. The other losses were approximately: Lancaster Mercantile company, damage to warehouse, $4,000; destruction of merchandise in same, $7,000. Both bulld'ng and contents insured. Kershaw Oil Mill company, warehouse burned, $100: covered by insurance. Merchandise destroyed in building belonging to Bennett Grocery comoanv. $500. covered bv insurance. Cotton burned, $5,000, covered bv Insurance. The cotton belong?d to the Lancaster Mercantile company and the Heath-Jones comoanv. Txincaster's volunteer fire department, lust organ'zed, did some effective work with its new reels as long as the water supplv lasted. The new waterworks system wl'l be in oneratlon in a few days, when there will be no further trouble about having plentv of water for fighting fire and for other purposes as well. The origin of this fire 's not known. ? Columbia State, Decemher 8: A noliratlon for a charter hy the Caroji. "a. Clinohfield and Ohio rood has keen ma''e to the secretary of state. rhls is the M"e running from th? *oal fields of Virginia to some point n South Carolina. presumably Charleston, but in the application for incorporation the route Is not stated, it is stated, however, that Spartanburg is included in the route. The "apUat stock Is placed at $30,000,000 ?nd the application is signed by Wm. H. Lyles of this cltv, George L. Carter of Johnson City. Tenn., A. A. ph'eean of Bristol. Tenn. The charter also states that the line is chartered in Virginia, the application here being to domesticate the line. Ac*ording to present plans Spartanburg will be a terminal and another terminal is a point near Island Ford ferrv. Dt the line 108 miles have already neen constructed and the total length s 244 miles. The plans so far call for tt least twenty miles in South Caro'na. The head office is in St. Paul, ^a., and the line at present begins in Etussel county, that state. The fee 'or the charter filed with the seere i" *o arm TMo ,ui y ui niaic is ai icani * ? ipplleation for this charter is of considerable importance to the entire state. It is known almost officially hat the C.. C. & O. line has terminal Dlans for the port of Charleston, prodded arrangements can be made with hat city. The recent banquet in Spartanburg at which the railroad oficials connected with that and other ines were present, attracted attention ill over the state and since then it has )een regarded as a certainty that Columbia will be one of the importmt feeding points on the line and in act it is believed that headquarters or some of the officials will be esablished here. The railroad officials onnected with the line are naturally eticent about their plans, but those vho keep posted on railroad matters enow that the line will eventually go hrough this city and continue to the oast. When a domestic charter is tpplled for the line of route will be ffven. The following from the Seninel of Erwin, Tenn., concerning the stabllshment of the shops, will be of nterest: "We do not wish to take a i oo optimistic view of the future pos- . slbllities of Erwln following the loca- i tlon of the general shops, yards and U division headquarters of the Carolina, ^ Cllnchtleld and Ohio railway at this I place, hut without a taint of exaggeration, we feel safe In the prediction * that the growth and prosperity of our city following close upon the heels of the above enterprise will be wonderful in comparison to what it otherwise might have been. New enterprises will likely spring up on every hand. Various mills and factories will soon realize the advantages of our town for the location of their enterprises, and with promised phenomenal growth in our population will come the growth in manufacturing and commercial enterprises as well as all other business. No town in Tennessee nor In the entire south for that mat- 4 ter, affords a more favorable point for the location of various manufacturing and commercial enterprises than does the town of Erwln on the line of the Carolina, Clinchfleld and Ohio railway." MERE-MENTION. Lynchburg, Ya., has voted out barrooms oy a majority of lao out ot a total of 1,?5# Tne Oemocratic nouse caucus last baiurday, elected cnamp Ciarae or Missouri to the lead eraiiip 01 tne minotuy on uie noui, vice joiin &narp Williams, wno tendered his -V resignation because of the tact tnat ne is to take his seat in the senate up- M on the expiration of his present term in the house William McBroom, a mill worker, is under arrest at Jonesooro, Ark., charged wltn poisoning his vwo children The state dispensary system of OKlahoma was aboiianed by a vote of tne people in the November elections and now liquor cannot be soid legally by anyone in the state, even for medical purposes it is stated in a uanas, Tex., dispatch that Jonn W. Gates, a New York multimillionaire, is organizing a Texas oil company to ngiit tne standard Oil company ^ i wenty-seven persons w ere killed by a .anaslide in tne villages of Pra and Lagunaz, Italy, fnday Francis J. rieney, the prosecuting attorney in the can Francisco graft cases, who was snot by an assassin on November 13, nas so far recovered as to be aDle to mk leave the hospital At the Close of the last fiscal year, there was a dencit of $58,070,201 in the United States treasury, as against a surplus last year of $84,236,586. The general stock of money in circulation at the close of the last fiscal year was $3,378,764,020, an increase for the year of $263,203,013. Tne widow of tne alleged victim of Dr. Brayfield of Mulkeytown, ill., says that her husband died a natural death and that the doctor's predicament is due solely to jealousies growing out of a Sunday school quarrel.... A * ive thousand tobacco growers of Kentucky are asking that a receiver be appointed for the Planters' Protective f association. The petitioners charge mismanagement of the association Hiram Percy Maxim's noiseless gun attachment will be placed on sa?e after January 1st at $5 each .There are now more than 400 cases of typhoid fever at Reading, Pa A 2-cent letter rate has been arranged between the United States and Germany, which will go into effect January 1st An Ogiesby, 111., man says that Mrs. Belle Gunness, proprietor of the famous LaPorte death farm is alive, and that Mt he will produce her for a reward f rresident Rooseveff will soon appoint John D. Pring?e, editor of the Labor World, as appraiser of merchandise at the port of Pittsburg, Pa. This will be the third appointment made by the president as rewards to labor men for assistance in the last election given to Mr. Taft During the month of November, 2,920,494 cubic yards of material were moved on the Panama canal, against 3,224,638 during October. The Masonic Grand Lodge of m Pennsylvania is soon to begin the erec- A tion of a million dollar Masonic home for aged and indigent members of the fraternity, their wives, widows and orphans Orders for about $12,000,000 worth of steel rails will soon be placed with Pennsylvania rail makers. The Pennsylvania railroad will contract I for 160.000 tons Paris newspapers express the belief that President Cas- J tro has left Venezuela for good. Castro has about $60,000,000 on deposit in English and French banks A Chicago grand jury has returned eightyone indictments against forty or more politicians of Cook county, charging election frauds Dr. Shoemaker of the Methodist hospital of Philadelphia, has successfully tested anti-typhoid fever inoculation within the past few weeks Mr. Loeb, private secretary to President Roosevelt, is to become editor of the St. Paul, (Minn.) Dispatch, his mission being to put an end J to the political activities of Governor John A. Johnson Senator Foraker will make another strenuous fight in behalf of the discharged negro soldiers in the present session of congress John G. Jenkins, formerly president of the Jenkins Trust company of Brooklyn, tried last week on a charge of the larceny of $50,000 of the trust company's funds, has been declared not guilty Rear Admiral Coghlan, retired commander of the cruiser Raleigh in the battle of Manila Bay, died at his home at New Rochelle, N. Y., Saturday, aged 64 years W. H. Mitchell, the wealthy citizen of Thomasville, Ga., on trial last week, charged with attempted assault on his ward, Miss Lu C'ille Linton, was convicted Saturday of M assault and battery, and sentenced to a year's Imprisonment Wm. Vinson, a moonshiner, and Deputy Sheriff Littleral were killed In a battle between A' officers and moonshiners forty miles A south of Huntington, W. Va., Saturday. Roily Mcintosh, 76 years old, M former chief of the Creek Indians, is * dead at his home near Stidham, Okla. King Victor Emanuel cf Italy, has been presented with the decoration of the American Cross of Honor, a life-saving order organized in 1898. ....Two soldiers of the First field artillery, U. S. A., were killed and a third was probably fatally injured by the collapse of a bridge over Cache creek. near Lawton, Okia., Saturday A determined fight is to be made at the next session of the Pennsylvania legislature against the re-election of United ? States Senator Penrose The New unable to raise a bail bond of $10,000 to secure his release from the Tombs, where he is held on a charge of forgery A London expert estimates the value of J. Pierpont Morgan's collections of pictures, rare books, tapes- * tr.es, etc.. at $40,000,000 J. J. Hill, the great railroad man, said at a recent dinner at Rochester, N. Y., that the moneyed men of the world were better able to prevent war between the York, New Haven and Hartford railroad is said to have placed contracts for $30,000,000 of improvements to its property in New York city More than fifty seamen have lost their lives off the coast of Nova Scotia during the past week on account of storms at sea Samuel M. Biddlson, a New York get-rich-quick broker has a fortune of $200,000,000 on paper, but is \ nations than the diplomats. With the W bankers it was simply a matter of re- f fusing to finance a war, money being / as necessary as powder... .Isaac Stephenson. the newly nominated United )\ States senator from Wisconsin, through - mr his campaign manager, spent $106,000 to secure the primary nomination. The receivers of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing company, haVe been discharged Harvey Hazel, 17 years old, is on trial at Toledo, O.. on the charge of murdering his mother. Adolescent insanity is the plea of the defense Mrs. Carrie Nation, of "hatchet fame," is making a tour of Scotland. President Xord Alexis, president of Haiti, has been deposed and driven from the republic. It Is probable that General ^ ^Itnon will proclaim himself as president. Sensation Brewing In Columbia.? News comes from Columbia that there ? are some sensational developments ^ brewing in Columbia with the affairs of a concern known as the "Blank Security Company," which its stockholders are finding not to be nearly so secun~ as its alluring name would indicate. There are said to be some "big people" involved in it. and the newspapers and the newspaper correspondents are keeping quiet about the concern and affairs in several different languages. Sooner or later, however, the stockholders are going to make a howl so loud that something will be * heard about it. The possession of a beautiful engraved stock certificate, received in exchange for real money, but worth about as much as a canceled postal card, is hardly sufficient to ?atIsfy the most stupid sucker that can ^ be found by the plausible agents of the get-rlch-quick concerns.?Spartanberg Journal.