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? Buenos Ayres, Augrust 24: A collision today between two excursion steamers at the entrance of Montevideo harbor resulted In the drowning: of from 150 to 300 persons, mostly women and children. The vessels were the Argentina steamer Colombia, carrying passengers from Buenos Ayres to the festival at Montevideo and a German steamer, also engaged In local passenger service. The latter went down so quickly that all attempts at rescue were practically hopeless. It Is said that the captain of the German steamer and a few of the passengers were saved. The captain had to be restrained from committing suicide. ? Charlotte Observer: What a huge state Texas is and how rapidly it Is increasing In wealth is shown by the * -a ?Uj met mat tne as?e??eu vaiuauvu w property this year Is $126,000,000 greater than it was last year, now amounting to over $2,300,000,000. The actual wealth and also the actual Increase in the last year are far above these figures. Already Texas has reached fourth place among the states of the Union in the matter of assessed valuation of its property. Only three states stand above it, and at the present rate of its annual increase in wealth the time will soon come when it will pass those three and stand first in the list, a mighty nation in itself, for, as says the Houston Post, "the development of of this period is but an earnest of the greater development that must come in the future" when all her fertile acres have been brought under cultivation and her cities are great industrial centres, when the large area of the state now totally without or poorly supplied with railroad facilities, shall be traversed by trunk lines and covered with a network of feeders and branch roads." ? Detroit, Michigan, August 25: At the bar association Governor Willson of Kentucky, in choosing as his text the opinion of the United States supreme court case of Crowley against Christianson that "Liberty is not an unrestricted license to act according to one's own will" entered into an exposition of the Kentucky character and the causes which led to the recent "night rider troubles in Kentucky and Tennessee. The governor said: "My promise to the people that they would need no lawyers if they hurt anyone in defense of their homes was kept but there will be no pardons for crimes of pillaging, plant scraping, burning and organized murder. Now the people are coming into their own and I look for trials and convictions, a rare thing up to this time. The politician who is a partisan with crime in a 'straight American state' like Kentucky, will be rebuked Instantly and woe will come to him. I believe there can be no renewal of the trouble. The night riders are still unpunished, but no statute of limitations protects them. The murderers of Hiram Hodges are still at large, but the people's law will punA* 1 1?1. <1 ?? isn me criuimais n? um?. ? The programme of the regular session of congress includes the fight over the revision of the trust laws and the hopes of the president to make the interstate commerce commission a more effective body. The anti-trust laws are admittedly insufficient for the purpose for which they were framed. The United States supreme court has rendered void the provision of the Hepbum act which was intended to restrain the railroads from seizing and maintaining contro' of the coal trade. The decision permits the railroads to hold their power over independent producers by the simple expedient of forming subsidiary corporations. The control must be crushed if independent ownership of coal mines is to have a fair show and consumers are to be protected against price combinations. The anti-trust laws, too, contain an element of unfairness in that they hit the good and the bad alike, many large companies which do not operate in restraint of trade suffering injury. Mr. Taft wishes to alter the character of the interstate commerce commission, making it a Judicial institution that can investigate complaints against the carriers, prosecute offenders and enforce its rulings. The fight will come between the reactionaries, as represented by the forces of Aldrleh and nannon and the Drosrressives lead by Dolllver, Cummins, Beveridge and Mulvane. The insurgent groups will in this be mere certain of the president's support than they were during the extra session. ? Rheims, France, August 26: Hubert Latham the French aviator, today took glorious revenge for the hard luck which he experienced in his recent attempts to cross the English channel and his indefatigable, but hitherto unsuccessful efforts to accomplish some notable achievement during the present meeting, by establishing a new world's record for distance, 164 kilometres, 50 metres, or 95.88 miles. Latham covered 15 laps, or 150 kilometres, in two hours, thirteen minutes and nine seconds, and the full distance in two hours, eighteen minutes nine and three-fifths seconds which also are world's records, the flight being at the rate of about 58J kilometres an hour, as compared with 53J made by Wright at Lemans, and a fraction under fifty made by Paulhan yesterday. Except for the one-lap speed records made by Bleriot and Curtiss this week, and Paulhan's time record in the air, Latham now holds every record for distance and speed. Like Paulhan he descended only when the gasoline tank was empty. Nothing could have exceeded the beauty and impresslveness of the prolonged flight. In grace of lines onmnlono horn onmnflTAS with Latham's monoplane. The slightly tilted planes from the long skifflike body gives it a resemblance, when closed, to a winged canoe, while sailing high up in the air it looks from the distance like a mammoth dragon fly. For an hour with fluttering wings, like a living thing, it fought its way against the storm of rain and wind at an average height of 150 feet, mounting higher as the wird rose, until during the worst of the storm it was up 300 feet. The contention of the advocates of the biplane that the monoplane would be unable to live in a strong breeze has been amply refuted. ? Monroe, La., Aug. 24: Angered, it is believed, because two of his friends had recently been shot by police officers in this city, William S. Wade, a negro, today ran amuck on the principal business street of Monroe with a double-barrel shotgun, Shooting first at every white man he saw and then firing indiscriminately at every object before him. The fire was returned and the negro finally fell dead with a bullet through his heart, but not before twenty-nine men, three of them members of his own race, had been wounded. Seriously wounded: Hugh Bigger, police officer, shot in abdomen and thigh, may die; T. H. Grant, deputy sheriff, shot in neck and breast, may die; Simon Marks, merchant, Tuskegee, Ala., shot in breast and face, may die; Geo. McOormack, manager Ouachita Lumber company. West Monroe, arm shattered. Slightly wounded: Dr. A. A. Forsyth, mayor of Monroe; D. A. Beard, banker; Ed. Strong, cashier Southern Express company; Steve Burke, telegraph operator; Joe Thompson, dispatcher; A. A. Grenly, lumberman; Manuel Abromowitz, clerk; Albert Marx, merchant; C. E. Bynum, stenographer; D. G. Trousdale, merchant; J. W. Merriman, express agent; Armand Baer, clerk; D. Ensell, traveling salesman; E. P. Davles, clerk; Mr. Braun, blacksmith; Roy Fisher, mes senger Doy; pj. d. du?<iius, sieuiiiuutii man; I. L. Haas, merchant: Herman Abioues, merchant; R. R. Ross, clerk; Fred McGrath, clerk: three negroes shot In face and body. Wade's body was publicly burned after It had been cut down from a pole on which it hung for half an hour or more after he was killed. An investigation by the police showed that when Wade purchased the shotgun and a box of shells a few minutes before he opened Are on the first man that there was nothing unusual in his manner or behavior. Other negroes who were with him in the morning say that he had not been drinking nor did he show any evidence of having taken cocaine. Wade came to Monroe recently from Pine Bluff. Ark. He was accompanied by several other negroes and they commenced to make trouble for the local police soon after they arrived. It was alleged that they were members of a society in Arkansas which had as its object revenge for all injuries done the black' race. As a result, these negroes clashed with the police on many occasions and twice recently they have exchanged shots with officers. It was alleged that Wade was heard to say that no white man was going to shoot him. No more attention was paid to him, however, until he started on his wild career today. She IJorbviMc inquirer. entered at the Postofflce In Yorkvllle as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.t FRIDAY, AUGUST 27,1909. We are indebted to the Charlotte Observer for the courteous loan of the cuts used in the reproduction of its article on King's Mountain battleground on the first page of this issue. SPARTANBt1 rg county has defeated her proposed road bond issue by a small majority. We hardly expected * *? * ?-a * ? ? - ? 4<> ?? V?i, Viapo la Hie DOnu issue iu urn;, uui uinc .o no question of the fact that Spartanburg has given it a close shave. Nothing daunted by two failures, Walter Wellman, the Chicago newspaper man, says he will make still another effort to reach the North Pole by means of an airship. He has already given orders for the construction of a new ship that is to be longer and narrower than the old one, and which is to have the benefit of improvements that have been suggested by past experience. There has been no satisfactory explanation of Senator Tillman's activity in making speeches over the state during a period in which politics is so generally quiet. We would not have anybody think that we are especially concerned about the matter; but at the same time, the situation affords reasonable ground for curiosity. Hazarding a guess, we would say that the senator has intimations of some kind of a coalition or combination looking to the taking awu> of his seat. We have no information of such a coali- ' tion or combination; but it is not un- i reasonable to assume that there are politicians who would be glad to succeed him, and that they are getting < busy. As to how strong the senator is in South Carolina, now, we do not ; know; but we do not imagine that his ] strength is nearly as great as it once was. ( That incident over in Spartanburg the other night involving the capture of a policeman in the act of robbing a ; cash drawer, and the subsequent re- | lease of the policeman who was cap- J tured, is the sensation of the week in the state, and the circumstances are now receiving more careful and thorough ; consideration. There is a good deal Involved in the matter, and it does not j look as if it should be dropped all at | once. Of course, there is nothing un- ' usual in the rubbing of cash drawers. There is nothing unusual in the possession by thieves of false keys to stores; there is nothing absolutely new 1 in the foisting of such a theft as this on a policeman: there is certainly i nothing new in the action of the mayAf t\f tlm Altv anH the man u'hn wnfl the loser by the theft in allowing this j man to escape. On the contrary, this , last feature of the affair has grown i too common, and as we see It, it is the ugliest thing connected with the whole business. Just what might have been the motives of Mayor Floyd and Mr. Dupre in allowing Mulligan to go his way without arrest, we do not know; | but we feel sure that their motives cannot be defended from any stand- 1 point that is consistent with their res- | pective duties as an officer or a citizen. This theft, if theft it was, was not a crime alone against Mr. Dupre. It was a crime against the people ofSpartanburg, and the state of South ( Carolina, and it looks to us that when i V. I" ? ...n ? ? ... tins iiia.il nas aiiuncu iv gvs iicv, mcic was another offense against the people of Spartanburg and the state of South Carolina. Something has been 1 said about the unfortunate family of j the policeman; but. we are unable to ( see the application. It is a common thing for offenders against the laws to have families; but surely we are not to assume that they are to go unpunished on that account. For any humiliation that the family may have ! suffered this offender alone is responsible, and the fact that he has been allowed to escape, does not relieve that ! humiliation to the slightest extent. As < we see it, the mayor of the city had no right whatever to let this man go free. ; On the contrary, in doing so he violated his plain duty and his oath of office. The whole incident points very clearly to the conclusion that if we are to have safety for life and property in this country, we must enforce the laws, < and if we do not look more carefully after the manner in which those who are vested with authority discharge i their respective duties, our laws are in danger of becoming null and void. When that time comes thieves will not have to wait until night to steal from stores. They will do their work open and above board, In broad daylight. SAYS HE DID NOT SAY IT. Senator Tillman Denies Having Used Word Venal In Connection With Senate. Senator Tillman was here this afternoon for a few hours on his way to the Anderson convention of Red Shirt survivors. When seen at the station by representatives of the newspapers he was jolly and good-natured, and talked freely, interlarding his answers to questions with vigorous phrases, some of which could be heard several blocks. "What about that story that came out from Washington recently that you had gone west to gather evidence for your dispensary friends?" venturoil ono In n n^lUl spectful tone of voice. "That story was started right here ; in Columbia," thundered the senator. < taking a side glance at the crowd that ; was gathering to overhear the inter- i view. "What I want to know is what < here put that story out." ! "O, you are enough of a newspaper expert to know that story started out , of Washington," answered another reporter coming to the rescue of the i crushed one. "I don't give a d : that story was < inspired from Columbia." In the clever little way he has of turning such a trick, the senator i changed the subject by asking another 1 question. i "Will and should the legislature, at ! its next session, pass a statewide pro- i hlbltlon act?" ventured a timid newspaper man. "How the h do I know what it will do. I will say this much: If I was a tnember, I would vote for statewide prohibition act. It's time to break up this county dispensary system. True they are not stealing as bad as they did under the old state dispensary' system, but it is only a question of time when they will be stealing- as bad." "What I want to know is: When are they going to convict some of those dispehsary grafters they have been talking about so long. I'm getting tired of all this talk. I want to see the stripes on some of them." I "Don't you think you could wait till I next month for this?'' asked one of the reporters. That appeared to jar the celebrated Jarer Just a bit and it was In a chastened tone that he asked: "Do you know enough to guess whether there will be any results at this trial?" "Yes, enough to guess, yes," the senator was informed. "They've got the facts on several of 'em," came from another newspaper man. "All right, I hope they will soak It to 'em," answered the senator. "Senator," queried one of the newspaper representatives suddenly, "what Is going wrong In South Carolina Just now that you are spending so much of your time making speeches in the state? What's the answer?" "What I'm Interested in most right now," answered the pitchfork man, scratching his head thoughtfully, "is the selection of a man to run Clemson In Dr. Mell's place. It's a mighty difficult Job to find the right sort of a man, and this Is worrying me no little." "Will they succeed In changing the complexion of the board of trustees, of which you are a life member?" "Naw, don't you know they won't. They can't If they had the numerical ?k u I* nnHnr thA sirerigin iu uy. v., an i uu u uuuv> * ?? terms of the will. And there la no reason why It should be done If It could be done." "One thing I am going to do when I get up to Anderson Is to correct that account of my Rlchburg speech. 1 never said the legislature was venal. I never used the word venal and I named no names. I was explaining how the house, having passed the bill to regulate the use of the mileage books and how, when it got to the senate, the bill was killed. Why did the senate kill it? I can only guess. 1 know there are able lawyers both in the senate and outside of it taking care of the railroads and their influence was great enough to kill this bill. I am not dodging anything. I say now that the senate is controlled by these corporation lawyers. If you want to know 'who's who' in the senate, d you, tabulate that mileage proposition vote, and publish the names."?Columbia Record, Tuesday. 80UTH CAROLINA NEW8. ? Anderson, August 14; The State * n-A OUM Tkfo? rxf 1 flTfi ASSUUlttllUIl Ul XVCU 01111 I U1V11 VI Avtv was formally organized here today by the election of the following: officers: Commander, Col. J. C. Stribllng of Pendleton; first vice commander, D. H. Traxler of Florence; second vice commander, C. D. Smith of Greenville; treasurer, James M. Payne of Anderson; secretary and historian, Edward Trescott of Pendleton. The purposes of the association as set forth In the constitution and by-laws drawn up by Hon. W. L. Mauldin of Greenville, and adopted today, are to perpetuate the deeds of the men of 1876; to teach the coming generations the Importance of the part they had in the state's history and to record the deeds of the men of the time. The meeting today opened with prayer bj Rev. R. R. Dagnall, who was followed by Mayor J. L. Sherard, who delivered the address of welcome, throwing wide the doors of the city to the visitors. Response was made by Col. John G. Mobley of Wlnnsboro, who closed by Inviting the Red Shirt Men to Columbia to attend the State Fair in November, which invitation was accepted. Tonight Judge Robert Aldrlch of Barnwell, spoke at the court house. Tomorrow will be the big day of the reunion, featured by the great parade to be pulled off at 10 o'clock, when it is expected that there will be several thousand In line. Senator B. R. Tillman and former Governor John C. Sheppard are here and will speak tomorrow morning as soon as the parade has reached the park. Dinner will be served immediately afterwards. There are a number of companies camped about the city and so far about 500 delegates are here. ? Spartanburg special of August 24, to the Greenville News: There was a tremendous sensation mis inurmug when It became known that Private Rice Nolan of the police department, who was secreted in Warren Dupre'3 book store to catch a burglar who had been systematically robbing the the store, caught F. R. Mulligan, a brother police officer in an attempt to set at the cash drawer. Mulligan e tered the front door with a key and as he started to the cash drawer, Officer Nolan arose from his hiding place. He made a noise and Mulligan beat a hasty retreat. The officer gave pursuit and opened fire,, shooting three times. Mulligan was chased in a dark alley way, where he was captured. He broke down completely. He was carried back to the store, and Mayor Floyd and Mr. Dupre were sent for. Some sort of a compromise was reached, for it is understood that Mulligan has left the city. This is the first time In the history of Spartanburg that onr?V? o ao oa Vioo in onv rlo_ partment. There is considerable criticism of the officials on the part of the citizens that the case was dropped. How did Mulligan obtain a key to the Dupre book store? This is a question that is being asked by many people. Some of the police officers say that it is not a difficult matter to get a key to the store with the old time locks that have flat keys. A bunch of flat keys and good flies will do the work in fitting almost any of the old time locks. There is some talk going the rounds that others are implicated in the affairs of last night and for this reason that an effort is being made to hush up the matter. This however, is only talk and is given for what it is worth. One fact is certain and that is every possible effort has been made by the city officials, the police and other interested to keep the matter under cover. Time to Enforce the Law.?If a county treasurer can swipe eight or ten thousand dollars of public funds and then get a clean bill of health upon payment of five thousand dollars, a premium is being paid for dishonesty. Why not make the bondsmen of the defaulting official pay in full and send the embezzler to the chaingang for steals the funds of which he is the custodian is a worse rascal and deserving of greater punishment than the house-breaker who robs a store or bank. If the legislature approves the compromise in the Edgefield county case it may as well pass a law permitting all thieves to go free upon repayment of seventy-five per cent of the amount stolen. There have been entirely too many embezzlements, shortages or mistakes in bookkeeping, call them what you will, in South Carolina, within the last few years, and the only way to put a stop to it is to prosecute a few of the embezzlers to the limit of the law and put them in stripes. There would be a marked and Immediate Improvement in bookkeeping, whereby the state and counties would save some thousands of dollars every year.?Charlotte Observer. ? New Orleans, August 25: Steamship passengers arriving from Colombia report the attempted assassinntlnn ntirl vAriniK wminrllnsr hv two Colombians of Win. B. McMasters of New York, United States vice consul at Cartagena. The attack was the outgrowth of the anti-American feeling there. McMasters was at his home in Cartagena on the evening of ' July 24th when I-ara Cendoba. editor of an anti-American newspaper in Cartagena, accompanied by a friend, i broke in on him. The two were armed with knives and revolvers. McMasters put up a brave defense, but was badly wounded in a dozen places and left for dead. A bullet grazed his forehead and he was stabbed in the head and abdomen. It is understood that the United States legation it Bogota has demanded satisfaction. I LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. City Meat Market?Has moved Its place of business across the street and Is still using Its best efforts to supply Its customers with the best of meats. Loan and Savings Bank?Gives particular attention to the business of farmers and points out the conveniences of a checking account to the man who lives out of town. York Supply Co.?Sells Cottolene?nature's gift from the Sunny South. Shortens your food and lengthens your life. Shingles and Iron roofing, mowers and rakes. J. B. Robinson and Others?Warn all persons against in anyway trespassing on their lands In Bethel and King's Mountain townships, under penalty of the law. W. H. Herndon?Wants to buy hides. Prices fair. /~v>r. n Wnmtfiiro PYt?In showlne a nice line of reed rockers In various sizes; trunks, valises, suit cases; first-class furniture. Carroll Bros.?Call your attention to the fact that they have a fresh car of Zenith flour and tell you about the goodness of Zenith flour. Cotton baskets. First National Bank?Reproduces what Bernard Shaw has to say about the habit of saving money, and asks what you think about it. J. L. Williams & Co.?Are showing a nice line of dress goods for school J girls. Mrs. Jane Hopkins' suits for boys?$2 to $7. National Union Bank, Rock Hill?Will give customers who call for them one of the new Lincoln pennies as long as its supply lasts. Call today. R. B. Davidson Co.?Wants you to remember that it sells pianos and wants you to hear them and get . prices. September phonograph records. 1 Sam M. Grist?Tells you that he wants your business and that he writes insurance of all kinds at proper rates. i Louis Roth?Says that It is no enu- i meratlng what he has, but reminds you that if it is in the grocery line he has it. A. H. McLean & Co., Charleston? j Quotes the price of United Wireless TeieirraDh company's stock at $35 i a share, and advises you to buy at this price. i The cotton bolls are beginning to crack. There is going to be some pretty strenuous collecting this fall. The regular monthly meeting of the York County Farmers' Union is to be i held in Yorkville on the first Monday in September at 11 o'clock a, m. There is need for more and heavier subscriptions for the King's Mountain monument dedication ceremonies. The money in sight is not nearly sufficient for the purpose. No man or woman who gives value , received for all he or she gets can be a charge on the community. No 3uch J man or woman is a charge on the community. But there are a great many people who fail to give value received ( for any part of what they get. ( Congressman E. Y. Webb of North Carolina, was to have been in York- i ville yesterday to attend the meeting j of the .'xecutive committee of the i King's Mountain Monument associa- ] tion, but was unable to get away from ; home because of certain legal business that demanded his personal attention. A township supervisor desires The < Enquirer to make complaint against < the indifference with which so many ' people drive Into the ditches along the read. He says that this Is a very ag- ( gravatlng cause of tilling up ditches, 1 which can be very easily avoided by a little care on the part of those using ' the roads. < The Farmer*' Institute at Yorkvllle ' on September 6, 7 and 8, Is to be held j under the auspices of the bureau of plant industry, department of i,gri:ulture, and it is to be something worth while. No York county farmer who can possibly arrange to be present, can J afford to be absent except at consid- , erable loss to himself. Mr. John T. Latham, who lives a few miles south of Yorkville, has one . of the oldest Bibles to be found in this section. He bought It at the sale of the personal effects of the late Thos. < Hartness recently. It was printed in 1 Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1793, and the < nanle of the first owner, Elizabeth Pa- < trick, whose people came to York I county from Ireland, was written In 1 it In 1794. I WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Mr. J. W. McFlarland, who is su- ( perintendlng the work of putting a | coating of modern macadam on Nortn Congress street, is a grandson of Mr. ^ A. J. Devinney, who laid the street , originally in the early fifties. In those ( days but little was known of maca- , dam work. The best thing they knew . was to level up the roadbed, lay it with^heavy stones, and cover them up , with dirt. It was in this way that the , street was laid. That the work is be- , ing overhauled more than fifty years , afterward by a grandson of the man j who did it originally. Is a somewhat . remarkable coincidence. j ? There is a controversy on that In- 1 volves the ownership of the ball ground i at the graded school. The Information Is that the ball ground originally belonged to the school district. About three years or more ago, the trustees agreed to sell a part of the property to Messrs. Glenn & Allison, and to open a street through it. The consideration agreed upon was the sum of $50. Subsequent to the agreement, it developed that the strip of land Involved was necessary for a baseball diamond and playground generally. The original transaction was never completed by the transfer of papers or the payment of money. Messrs. Glenn & Allison insist that the contract entered into was binding upon the school district as well as themselves. Several of the trustees are now inclined to repudiate the alleged sale on several grounds, among others that the board was without power to make such a transfer. THE COTTON CROP. Up to ten days ago it looked as if York county was to have a bumper cotton crop this year. In almost every part of the county, and more or especially on red lands, there was a irnnrl wwtl with lots nf snuares and bolls. and the prospect looked encouraging, but recently there has been a change. Within the past few days reports have been coming In from all quarters to the effect that there has been such a wholesale shedding of squares and bolls and withering of leaves, that the crop already appears to be off 15 or 20 per cent, or maybe more, from what It was. Of course, there is more or less shedding every year; but this year seems to be worse than usual. Different farmers give different reasons for the discouraging and costly change In the situation; but the concensus of opinion seems to attribute the trouble to the sudden drouth following the long period of wet weather. One puts it like this: "Because of the surplus of moisture during the whole early part of the season, there was an abnormally rapid growth of the plants without any necessity for the roots to strike downward. The weed not only grew rapidly, but put on lots of fruit. When the drouth came it found all the roots near me top or tne grouno ana in no con dition to reach after the moisture necessary to carry the plants through the hot winds of the day and the cool nights. The result has been the shedding of fruit and the blasting of leaves." While the early corn seems to have held Its own very nicely, and is now practically safe, much <>f the late corn is showing twisted leaves and other signs of suffering. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. R. A. Rouse of Cheraw Is the guest of Miss Mamie Turner in Yorkcine. Miss Sarah Meek Starr of Yorkvllle Is visiting Miss Sadie Thomson In Oastonia. Mr. Tester Dameron of Chester is visiting In Yorkvllle. the guest of the family of Mr. T. D. Turner. Rev. W. M. Plaxco of Bartow, Fla., is visiting the family of Mr. J. E. B. Whitesides at Hickory (trove. Misses Alma and Margarettee Peemster of Yorkvllle No. 4, are visiting friends and relatives in Chester. Mr. Harvey Williamson is confined to his bed at his home at Guthrlesville, with an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. W. W. Miller and children of Rock Hill, are In Yorkvllle on a visit to the family of Mr. L. R. Williams. Mr. W. H. Andrews of New York, spent several days this week with his sister, Mrs. R. E. Heath, in Yorkvllle. Mrs. John F. Blodget and daughter, left for their home in Atlanta, Ga., this morning, after a visit of several weeks to the family of Dr. Jas. B. Allison. Mrs. Thos. Norton of Rasaca, Ga., and daughter. Mrs. Gus Austin and her two children, of Selma, Ala., are visiting Mrs. A. C. Dorsett and other relatives at Clover. Mrs. S. A. Lackle and daughter, M!ss Effie and Mr. George Floyd of Fallston, N. C., have been visiting the family of Mr. J. R. Stephenson and other relatives and friends on Yorkvllle No. 1. Correspondence: A few days ago there was a very enjoyable gathering at the residence of Mr. R. H. Mitchell of King's Creek, the occasion being the celebration of Mr. Mitchell's 63d Dirinuuy. oume 01 *iy ui oc*cuij neighbors and friends of the family were there to express by their presence, as well as by their words their respect for such a man and to wish for him many more years of usefulness and happiness. An abundant dinner was spread on Improvised tables In the yard, and Its excellency was attested by the evident enjoyment of all who were around the table. Vocal and Instrumental music added to the enjoyment of the occasion, and If anything more could add to the pleasure, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell found that day, It was In the fact that all their children were with them once again. BASEBALL NOTE8. The baseball season, so far as Mr. J. H. Withirspoon as manager is concerned, cams to a close yesterday afternoon with the game between Clover and Yoikvllle, on the local diamond, and was witnessed by what was perhaps the largest crowd of the season. The game was scheduled to start at 4.45 but owing to delay In arrival of Ralph Stevenson, the star batter and second baseman of the Clover team, who is teaching school at Smyrna, the game was not called until after five o'clock, and then without Mr. Stevenson, he coming In later. The Interest was intense at the Btart and the rooters for both sides were on the Job in great shape. Up to the sixth inning the score stood 4 to 3 in favor of Clover and then it was that Clover increased her lead to 8. and from that time on the game was listless. The final score was 12 to 4 In favor of Clover. Batteries: Clover, Armstead and Marshall Neil, Yorkville, Anderson, Slaughter and Betts. Umpire, W. S. Nell. During the game Paul Neely Moore was struck on the side of the face by a ball thrown by Betts and painfully hurt. It Is estimated that from one-half to one-third of the crowd present was from Clover and vicinity, and Included many ladies. Many of the local baseball fans were sadly disappointed over the outcome of the game yesterday with Clover. They cherished fond hopes that the time had at last arrived, as several other towns in this section have done from time to time, when the Cloverites would be vanquished, but their experience was only what has been that of others during the past 25 or 30 years. It is said that Yorkville has never defeated Clover except on one occasion, and that was along about 1887 or '88. We are not prepared to confirm or deny the statement, but can say that we have no distinct recollection of any victory that Yorkville has ever won over Clover. It Is possible for Yorkville to win not only over Clover but over other towns occasionally, but to do so she must have a team composed almost exclusively of home talent, as Clover has always had, that is under sood management and that will utilize all the spare time possible in practising. A team to be a winner these days must be composed of men who are willing to work at other times than when a match game is to be pulled off, and work together. Tb CLEAN THE BATTLEGROUND. The committee charged with the iuty of preparing the King's Mountain battleground for the reception of the crowds that are expected there on the 3ccasion of the dedication of the Battle monument on October 7 next, will let the contract for clearing the top of the mountain of trees and undergrowth to the lowest responsible bidder. The form of contract with which the committee proposes to enter with the party or parties, who are to do the work Is as follows: This contract made and entered Into this day of A. D. 1909, by ind between Col. A. Coward, Chairman 3f the King's Mountain Monument association, party of the first part and of the second part, witnesseth: That for and In consideration of the sum of dollars, to be paid by the treasurer of the King's Mountain Monument association to the party of the second part upon the completion of the work as hereinafter specified, the party of the second part does hereby contract and agree to remove all trees, brush, stumps and loose rock from the top of the battleground on King's Mountain In York county, South Carolina. within the prescribed limits of the sketch hereto attached and made i part of this contract and according to the following specifications, to wit: 1. A space fifty (50) feet wide on >ach side of the straight line connecting the two monuments and extendng one hundred (100) feet beyond each monument. 2. The large pine trees on the crest ind sides of the ridge to be cut down it the surface and removed from the premises and the same to be cut in suitable sawing timber lengths. 3. AH other trees and brush to be cut it the surface and removed and piled lutslde the prescribed limits and all oose rock and other debris also to be removed from the prescribed limits, ind, to be placed in such manner as lot to interfere in any way with the Ingress and egress to said prescribed imlts. All this work shall be completed on ir before the 20th day of September A TA 1909 It is distinctly understood and agreed :hat the lumber and wood cut and removed from said prescribed limits shall be the property of the King's Mountain Monument association, uness the same shall be sold to the party of the second part at an agreed irice, as a part of the consideration of the performance of the work herein specified. The party of the first part shall have he right to Inspect said work and deermine whether or not it has been performed and completed according to his contract and specifications before saying for same. WORKING FOR THE DEDICATION. A meeting of the executive commlt;ee of the King's Mountain Monument issociation was held in the court house it Yorkville yesterday, pursuant to a j ;all of the chairman, for the purpose )f further considering arrangements hat are necessary to the successful ind creditable carrying out of the exercises in connection with the dedicaion of the King's Mountain Battle nonument on October 7, next. < The following members of the execltlve committee were present: Col. A. toward, G. H. O'Leary, Thos. L. John- < iton, G. W. S. Hart, J. S. Brlce, D. E. i ^"Inley, W. D. Grist. There were also i jresent Messrs. S. M. McNeel of the i Inance committee, R. N. Plaxco of the i ommittee on transportation and i 011(18, UU. V>, VV . IJCWIS, IV1CSUUIIICO 3. H. O'Leary, S. M. McNeel, D. E. "inley, and Miss L. D. Witherspoon if the King's Mountain Chapter D. A. In calling the meeting to order. Col. Howard reported that sub-committees lad recently made two trips to the lattleground. and found that while the nonument is not yet ready for the ledication ceremonies, in that the fence hat is to enclose the base has not yet >een completed, the committee has asiurance from Mr. Dogen, the contracor. and Capt. Adams, in charge for he government, that everything will >e In readiness by September 15. He eported that the greater portion of lie mad is in good condition; but sev ral miles of it, and especially that rtlon leading to, across, and just be'ond the Oates's bottoms, is still diffllult and more or less dangerous. The oad leading from the battleground, iut toward Grover, he said, is also in ad condition. ' > I On motion, it was decided to appoint a committee on military with Col. W. W. Lewis as chairman. General Boyd, MaJ. W. B. Moore and Col. J. H. Lindsay were added as the other membei s. Congressman Finley reported a conversation that he had not long ago with the secretary of war, in which he gathered the impression that the secretary is favorable to the sending, for the dedication exercises, a detachment of regular troops from Fort McPherson or Sullivan's Island, and if this is done, Mr. Finley said, it would be without expense to the association committee. Col. Lewis stated that he thought he would be able to secure the attendance I of nine or ten companies of the National Guard from different surrounding towns, together with the regimen tai Dana rrom sparianourg. ne otuu further that if he should be successful In this, he thought It could be managed so the state would pay the e:cpenses of subsistence, etc., and that the different towns in which the respective companies have their headquarters will probably be willing to pay transportation expenses. He suggested also that It might be arranged to work out the plan under which the original battle was fought and reproduce it for the interest and Instruction of the people gathered for the occasion. There was a report from Col. Coward and Mr. G. H. O'Leary as to the condition of the grounds, and this report, showing the necessity for quite a good deal of clearing up work before the place would be fit for such a large gathering as is expected. Col. Coward, Mr. O'Leary and Mr. J. L. McGlll were appointed a comittee to take charge of the whole matter and let contracts for such work as might seem necessary, in the discretion of the committee. The same committee was authorized and Instructed to proceed with the erection of a stand for the speakers on the occasion and sufficiently large to accommodate a hundred or more people, who are expected to be present on special invitation. The ladies present reported the receipt of a letter from Judge Samuel A. McCall who, it was understood was to deliver the leading address of the occasion, announcing his inability to do so, because of an unforeseen engagement to go to Europe. Because of the short time available in which to arrange for another speaker, this development was rather embarrassing; but after due consideration, Messrs. D. E. Finley, E. Y. Webb, G. W. S. Hart and W. W. Lewis were appointed a committee to advise and co-operate with the ladies in securing another orator. On motion, Mrs. G. H. O'Leary, who has been acting as treasurer of the funds that are now being raised by private subscription for the purposes of the dedication, was elected treasurer of the King's Mountain Monuument association and requested to act in that capacity. On motion, the following gentlemen were elected to membership on the different committees: Finance?C. F. Hambright, Qrover; A. W. Mauney, King's Mountain; Dr. "Wm. Anderson, Blacksburg. Roads and- Transportation?D. J. Keeter, Grover. Col. Coward stated as a matter of Information that he had made Beveral efforts to locate the corners of the King's Mountain Memorial association tract of 39J acres; but had been unable to do so, all marks appearing to have been obliterated. On motion of G. W. 8. Hart, it was resolved that the executive committee meet hereafter at 11 o'clock a. m., on Monday of each week for the purpose of receiving reports of progress and hurrying the work along. Col. Coward took occasion to remark that the total subscriptions up to date amount to only (275, and as there will be needed fully $1,600 or $2,000 for the absolutely necessary purposes in view, there must be some energetic effort looking to the raising of the money. Mr. Thos. L. Johnston, chairman of the committee on finance, said that his committee has done nothing up to the present time; but there would be a meeting and its members would begin a canv jslng campaign, in person and through sub-committees at once. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to reassemble next Monday morning at 11 o'clock. LOCAL LACONIC8. Until January 1, 1910. We will send The Yorkville Enquirer from this date till January 1, 1910 for 68 cents. Betheada Township Fund. As the result of a typographical error. the Betheada township road fund was made to appear as being $100 In excess of what the real figures warrant The correct amount Is $2,359.80. Death of Miss Ora Love. Cheater Lantern: Miss Ora Love, daughter of Mr. Pierce Love of McConnellsvllle, died In Charleston on Thursday of last week, where she had been visiting. The body was brought to this city on Friday morning and taken to McConnellsvllle for interment that afternoon. Death of T. R. English, Jr. New has been received at Yorkville of the sudden death of Thomas R. English, Jr., which occurred at Lenoir, N. C., yesterday morning as the result of a hemorrhage. The body was at once taken to Richmond, Va., for Interment at that place. The deceased was a son of Rev. Thos. R. English, D. D., and was a native of Yorkville, where he Is well known by a large number of people. Bailes Comes Back. Fort Mill special to Rock Hill Record: W. O. Bailes, the well-known ex-marrlage artist who has been away from here with an indictment for bigamy and adultery hanging against him, has returned and decided to face the charges. He appeared before Magistrate McElhaney with his friend, W. T. Daniall, and gave bond for his appearance at court in the sum of $3,000. Mr. Balles has recently been very 111 with malarial fever In New York, It Is said. Cotton Shedding Badly. Mr. Will Steele of Bullock's Creek are counting on an extra large yield of township, writes that the people who cotton, because there Is so much weed, are going to find themselves disappointed. He Is quite sure that this Is the situation throughout his neighborhood In the lower part of the township. He says that not long ago he tied strings near a number of cotton blooms, ten In all, and on making an examination after the coming of the cool nights of last week, he found but nf tho ton hnlls rumnlninor. His cotton generally has been shedding badly and all of his neighbors are making the same complaint. Death of Mrs. M. A. Gwinn. Chester Reporter, August 26: Mrs. Cynthia M. Gwinn, wife of Mr. M. A. Gwinn, passed away at her home on Plnckney street yesterday afternoon at five o'clock, pellagra the recently discovered disease which is sweeping over the south with such fearful effects, being the cause of death. The body was taken to New Bethel church this morning for interment, the funeral exercises being conducted at the church by Rev. J. H. Pearcy, of Lowryvllle. Mrs. Gwinn was about thirty-eight years of age. She was the daughter of the late Monroe Mlnter, and in addition to her husband and three children, Abel, Mary and Lucile Gwlnn, leaves the following brothers and sisters: Messrs. W. C., George B. and Thomas Mlnter, the latter of Mississippi, and two sisters, Miss Janle Mlnter of Chester, and Mrs. Joe Patrick of Texas. Mrs. Gwinn had been in falling health for several months, but It was not until two months ago that a physician was called In and her malady diagnosed as pellagra. Her sufferings throughout her illness were most agonizing as Is always the case with pellagra, but the bore the ordeal with the Christian fortitude that characterizes the trim ehlld of God and died triumph intly. Case of Denny Hurley. Charlotte Observer, Wednesday: Mr. Denny A. Hurley, through his counsel, i Mr. Russell G. Lucas, of the firm of Dsborne, Lucas & Cocke, entered a plea of guilty yesterday in the superior t inurt to the charge of having assaulted his wife, Mrs. Katherlne Jordan 1 Hurley, In their apartments In the Huford hotel on the morning of May | 10 last, with a deadly weapon, to wit, i a pistol. Mr. Lucas addressed the court in behalf of his client, pleading mercy, and stating in extenuation of the offense that Mr. Hurley was intoxicated at the time and not himself and had no Intention of hitting his wife, but rather to frighten her. As to the second Indictment, that of unlawful and wilful injury to property, he declared that the scars of the bullets were inconsequential and that the defacement slight. Judge Webb, after listening to the plea of defendant's counsel, and hearing a few witnesses as to the facts of the case fined Mr. Hurley $200 and the costs. As to the other features of the case, it was announced that an amicable settlement had been reached out of court as to the property interests of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley and that Mrs. Hurley had relinquished all claims to the estate of her husband in consideration of $3,000. This for the present and dmbtless for all time to come closes a chapter of domestic infelicity which has brought nothing but mortification to Mr. and Mrs. Hurley's many Charlotte friends. Mrs. Hurley was well known In society circles and Immensely popular. She will doubtless continue to make New York her home. ROCK HILL HAPPENING8. Death Roll of the Week?Pionic at Leastie?Personal and Other Notes. Corropondence The Yorkvllle Enquirer Rock Hill, August 27.?The remains of Mr. A. P. Draffln, who died in Columbia early Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Murphey, were brought to Rock Hill on No. 36 Thursday morning and taken to Neely's Creek church for burial. The deceased was 69 years of age and was for many years a resident of the Neely's Creek section, and was well known here. He went to Texas six or seven years ago, ana since returning t to this state about eighteen months ago, had made his home with his daughter in Columbia. Besides Mrs. Murphey, he leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Nettie Fudge of Catawba Junction, and Ave sons, Messrs. J. P., C. B. and EX C. Draffln of Columbia, H. W. Draffln of Weldon, N. C.. and S. W. Draffln of the Neely*s Creek community. News of the tragic death of Capt. J. C. Bridges in Lancaster last Monday night, was received here with much regret. The deceased was well known in this city, having boarded for a while at the home of Mr. H. C. Collins on West Main street He had a number of frlendB here outside of his large circle of brother trainmen, with whom he was very popular. The remains were brought to this city about 10 o'clock Monday night, and prepared for burial by Held and Son, undertakers. Miss Cora Miller, 20 years of age, died in the Manchester mill village Thursday morning of tuberculosis. The funeral and Interment will take place today at Adnah church. There was a big picnic at Lesslle on Wednesday of this week, and one of the leading attractions was a game of ball between the Ogden and Lesslle teams, which resulted in a victory for the home team, the score being 18 to ( 10. This is the first game the Ogden boys have lost this season. Henry Gllmore, colored, escaped from the county chaingang on Tuesday of this week. Supervisor Gordon has offered a reward of $25 for the negro. The farmers report that the cool weather that has prevailed at nights during the past week is causing cotton to "throw off" large quantities of forms and young bolls. Hon. J. Porter Hollls will deliver a lecture at the Sunday school picnic to be given at Antioch Saturday, and Rev. Hi R. Mills, pastor of St John's M. E. church of this city, will lecture on "Methodism" at ihe same church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Turner McCarley, who moved from the Smith's Turnout section of this county, to Board man, Fla., about twenty years ago, has returned on a visit to relatives and friends. He spent Wednesday in Rock Hill, the guest of Mr. R. D. Seaiy. Mr. McCarley is engaged in truck farming in Florida and he reports that it is a fine money crop. There was no improvement yesterday in the condition of Mr. Harvey Williamson of Guthriesvillb, who has been very ill the past week with pneu mamIa II/* *1 A??Al/\nA/1 Kraln fnvnr a iiiuiua. nc uo?OIUJ/CU WHMU A??V* ? g few days ago, and Is now desperately n ill. e Miss Emma Glasscock of Atlanta, q Ga., Is the guest of the Misses McFad- 0 den in this city. 0 ? ? o SHARON N0TE8. * ? Improvement In the Road^?Baseball q ?Delightful Porch Party?Personal ti Mention. Correspondence The Torkrllle Enquirer j Sharon, August 27.?The recent work c on the public highways in this section o has greatly improved them; but we a cannot look for any permanent good 1 until the roads are sufficiently worked * and properly graded. Roads are not f built in a day. 1 Misses Margaret Brownlee and Car- ii rle Love, principal and assistant res- tl pectively of the Ogden school, near 1 Rock - Hill, were in town this week, c Miss Brownlee left Tuesday for her h home in Abbeville county. Miss Love ? will remain at home till the opening tl of the fall term of her school. t' Prof. E. W. Kennedy, who has been 1< teaching in Florida for the past two n years, is at home for a rest tl Messrs. John Williams, Morrow ? Starnes and J. P. McMurray of Rock 1 Bill, were in the village this week. f< Mrs. W. W. Blair gave a "porch par- t< ty" at her home near Bullock's Creek " v Avenlnor. comnlimentarv S< to the visiting young ladles. One in- a terestlng feature of the evening, was ti a "penny contest." in which each guest G was given a cent and required to give E minute thoughts for a penny. The o contest was won by Miss Mary Ratch- o ford, who proved her familiarity with e: cents; she was presented a nice box w of candy. Mrs. Blair knows how to E give young folks a good time. n Miss Susie McMurray left Tuesday T for Darlington, where she will visit e; Miss Sampson. From there, she will nr go to Fairmont, N. C., where she will a resume her duties as music teacher, a The Sharon team crossed bats on the local diamond with Lockhart Wednesday. The game was fast and snap- ^ py. Lockhart featured twice by dou- 4 ble plays. The local team played good, n steady ball, with only two errors. The score resulted in 4 to 3 in favor of Sharon. Batteries?Sharon, Plexico C) and Robinson; Lockhart, Thompson and Lackey. 8( The Juniors played Bullock's Creek hl yesterday to the tune of 10 to 4 in ta iiivur ui me iuuiio. Mrs. Q. O. Anderson of Blacksburg, p, Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. M. Sims. a Prof. A. M. Erwln and daughter, returned yesterday from Virginia. c| We regret to chronicle the Illness m of Mrs. S. A. Hope. 8C Mr. M. W. Smith, closed his school m at Crosby's Tuesday. ^ ' * * tc ? News and Courier: The supreme tc court of Washington has decided that ti the anti-cigarette law Is unconstltu- ^ tional. This will not be a surprise to those who have followed cigarette legislation in that state from its genesis to its finality. The law was entirely too drastic. It is recognized that a legislature is competent to forbid the sale in the state of any products which n will Interfere with the health of the people of that otate, but the legislature exceeds the limits of Its authority when It endeavors to regulate the personal habits of the individual citizen. It Is fViof If la (icnlnat tho low tn af. tempt suicide, which is a form of at murder, but it has never been estabiished that the smoking of cigarettes is a kind of suicide. Perhaps the little paper rolls will kill if used to excess, but the same may be said of blackberries or pie. It is not the duty T] of a legislature to decide that the mere smoking of one cigarette is a vicious and criminal thing. So far, then, as the law prevents the sale of cigarettes, or the material for making them, in the state It is good law, but It ceases to be any law at all when it forbids citizens to srpoke cigarettes which they have obtained elsewhere. What- H - a.-. .- i n i-i U. Q f ever immediately oenenciai results ? may come from sumptuary legislation as they are more than balanced by the di opportunity which Is afforded for an undue Interference with the rights of A! the individual, and interference against which he Is protected by the principles of our government and the gen- 10 ius of our Institutions. 8.! MERE-MENTION. President Taft has issued an order vhlch will reduce the strength of the egular army about eight per cent. ? Ibout 8,000 men will be discharged be- j ween now and July 1st of next year. w ["his Is in accord with Mr. Taft's polcy for an economical administration. During the month of August. wenty-two tourists have lost their Ives in the Alps mountains. The July Inath rr>ll tntolo/1 alvtonw mv ? .w.. U.AVVVU. ..... x IIO UW" Ice of Sunbury, Pa., have arrested a ft Chinaman and are very positive that he prisoner is Leon Ling, the murlerer of Elsie Slgel, the New York nlsslonary worker, who was murdered In that city several weeks ago District Attorney Jerome of New York, las announced that he will be a canUdate for re-election as an Independent In a feud light near Santa %osa, Mexico on Sunday, six men were (tiled and ten were wounded... .The !orest fires In the state of Washington ire yet beyond control and more than 1,500,000 feet of timber have been deitroyed The Spanish government ias closed ninety-four day schools in he province of Barcelona, on the t ground that they are seditiously In:llned In their course of Instruction.... Two thieves held up an electric car near Lake Compounce, Conn., Sunday night ind robbed the conductor of $42 Two women were killed and five others were more or less injured at Kanlakee, 111., Monday, when a Big Four . j ocomotlve ran down their automobile ' ^ >n a grade crossing More than 1,000 families were rendered homeless 3unday and Monday, by a fire which practically destroyed the city of Kremmtchug, Russia The property of he Waters-Pierce Oil company In Texas, will be sold by order of the pourts, to meet the fine of $2,000,000 issessed against the company for vlo- 1 atlon of the anti- trust laws Five persons were killed and twelve Injured by the explosion of the city gas plant it Geneva, Swltserland, on Monday. During the two weeks ending last Saturday, there were 110 deaths from subonlc plague at Amoy, China and :hlrty-three deaths from cholera durng the same period... .The Lord's Day Alliance of Atlantic City, N. J., have >een making a determined fight the past few months on the barrooms and rambling dens of that resort. The proprietors of these places have openy defied the association, being backed jy the mayor and city officials. The itate government has now decided to ake a hand and prosecutions and !m- Q| peachment of city officials are promsed as a result. There are said :o be more than 100 cases of pellagra n Clark county. Ala Society wonen at Lenox, Mass., on Tuesday, atended a reception tendered to a poor ittle monkey, which belongs to a New % ivik nuuuu, x uc liiunxey IS vaiuea K ' 15,000 and sleeps In a fold cage valued it 15,000 Champ Clark in an adlress at Omaha, Neb., said, "It doesn't ake as much sense to be a president is it does to be a congressman or senitor these days." Governor John t, Johnson of Minnesota, will on Sepember <?t, undergo his fourth operaion for appendicitis The special lession of the Alabama legislature, adourned Tuesday night The batleshlp South Carolina on her official itanaardlzation trip on Tuesday, exseeded the required speed by almost hree-quarters of a knot per hour... Jnlon county, Ind., was added to the a 'dry" column on Tuesday, and as a ] esult a large number of saloons will " dose their doors Steve Brown, i -li gro, was shot to death at Bronion, Fla., Tuesday, by Bart Falrcloth. lecause the' negro had attempted i criminal, assault on the person of lira. Becky 8nowden. The woman's creams brought Falrcloth to her aid ind he shot the negro with a pistol as ie was trying to make his escape.... ipain now has 35,000 troops in Morocco and an additional 16,000 tivops ire awaiting transportation to help arry on the war against the Moors. The Arabians In the southwesern part of Arabia have begun a V loly war against the Turkish governnent, and are Indulging In massacres ind pillaging Hobson City, Ala., he only exclusively negro adminlsered city in the United States has teen killed by a law passed at the rennf anoofnn a# fha Ala ho m a Uerfala. j* ure. It was found that the governnent of the city had been unwlae and he charter was, therefore withdrawn. ...The town of San Lorenso, Italy, ras almost totally destroyed by arthquake on Wednesday. A large lumber of persons were injured, 11 any of them fatally. The earthuake zone extended over a territory f about twenty miles A band <t masked riders In the full regalia f the old Ku Klux Klan, rode Into )alton, Ga., Tuesday, and giving the ditor of The Newc a communication rlth a request for Its publication, \ uletly rode away. The communicaIon was a warning for gamblers, va- * rants, blind tigers, loafers, and keeprs of houses of ill-tame that it was Ime for them to move to some other limate.. .. Mrs. Stephen Hart, wife f the superintendent of a coal mine ,t Carlisle, Ind., was fatally shot 'uesday, while a mob of strikers fere trying to capture her husband or the purpose of lynching him.... 'he United States government is to investigate charges of peonage against he Pressed Steel Car company at fcKees Rocks, Pa., where It is harged strike breakers are being. leld In peonage Postmaster Genral Hitchcock has announced that here will shortly be an Increase of * wo cents In the fee for registering mere and packages... .fifteen miera were killed and thirty injured by he falling of an elevator cage In the a Paz mine at Matea&auia, Mexico, 'uesdiy evening. The cage fell 1,500 aet The United States navy A aam has won the national rifle team latch at Camp Perry, O.. by the core of 3,801 points, 584 points head of the winners of last year's rophy. The Massachusetts National fuard team won second place larney Oldfleld, a professional racer, n Wednesday broke the world's rec- s rd for a mile In an automobile, covrlng the distance In 1 minute, 14 8-6 aconds, on a half mile track Idw. H. Harrlm&n, the railroad magate, returned home from Europe on uesday, where he went for the ben- M flt of his health. He Is a very sick lan and Is now at his summer home a a ? J ? XT T Aoflnsp In r%n In L Arucili n. ww.1?.v.. n effort to regain his strength. ? President Taft, says & Washing >n dispatch, is leaving nothing unone to make it clear that he does ot Intend that the census work and olltlcs shall be mixed. Acting Sec;tary McHarg of the department of smmerce and labor received a letter om the secretary to the president ating that census supervisors who old political positions, such as secretryshlps or chairmanships of county lmmltteea. must either rive ud their olltical or government position. In number of states, and this Is par- 4. cularly true of the south, Republiin politicians have been recomiended for appointments as supervise of the census. Complaint was lade that as supervisors they would ive authority to appoint enumerate and it would be possible for them 4 > build up powerful political poslons. AT THE CHURCHE8.' BAPTIST Rev. I. O. Murray, Pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at I a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock, o evening service. ^ /iitTtnnri rtw (PHP (Vlfin CXJPD. nuntn wr HERD. Rev. T. Tracy Walsh, Rector. Sunday Services?Sunday school : 9.45 a. m. No other service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Pastor. Sunday Services.?Sunday school at a. m. RINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. Rev. O. M. Abney. Pastor. Sunday school at 10 a. m. There will oe a series of services In rlnlty Methodist church, commencing inday morning and continuing rough the week. The pastor will be listed by Rev. H. R. Mills of. Rock 111. Two services daily, at 4 p. m.. ? id 8 p. m. All singers are urged to sist the choir. The public Is corally invited to attend. 3SOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN. Sunday Services?Sunday school at o'clock. Preaching at 11 a. m., and 10 p. m., by Rev. R. R. Caldwell.