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? Mexico is still greatly agitated over the political affairs of the nation, and In some quarters a revolution is expected to break forth at any time. Several prominent officials have stated that no revolution is expected, but this does not relieve the agitation. This agitation is largely over the office of the vice president. The present head of the nation is President Diaz, who will be re-elected with but little opposition, but there are two candidates for the vice presidency, one of whom, General Reyes, is the popular anti-administration candidate. When the Reyes candidacy began to gather strength, and to look serious to the government, he was Immediately surrounded by soldiers to prevent any uprising. President Diaz is a man of prompt and energetic action, and Is not particular by what methods a thing is accomplished, Just so the desired end Is attained. Now, to prevent any danger which may arise of his being elected to succeed himself In office, he Is considering the suggestion of entirely abolishing the office of vice president. If this is done it will both Increase his power and prevent any chances of a revolution in favor of the anti-administration candidate. In whatever case, it is probable that he will rule in his own way, and if any section of the country does not see lit to keep the peace, it runs the risk of being wiped from the map, as were the Indian tribes who rebelled a year or so ago. ? Governor Brown of Georgia on Wednesday afternoon announced that he would not approve the recommendation of the prison commission that the sentence of William H. Mitchell, a prominent citizen of Thomasville, Ga., convicted of attempted assault on Miss Lucile Linton, a highly respected young woman and a relative of his wife, be changed from a year on the chaingang to a similar period on the state farm at Mllledgevllle. Sheriff Singleton of Thomas county, was notified by telegraph to take Mitchell into custody. The governor's decision ends one of the most remarkable cases in Georgia's legal history. Mitchell's friends have exhausted every effort to save him from the disgrace of convict's stripes and the executive ruling came as a great surprise to them. In denying clemency to Mitchell, Governor Brown said: "Should the clemency asked for in the present case be extended, there is grave danger that it would bear fruits of sorrow in every section of our state. It would set an example pernicious beyond comparison, ad example embodying a daily menace to Georgia's womanhood. It would say that we have one law for the rich, another for the poor; one law for the highly educated, another for those too poor to enjoy the privileges and immunities consequent upon education; one law for the classes, another for the masses." ? China and Japan have concluded their negotiations on the general Manchurlan questions that have been in dispute for some time past. The two countries will sign an agreement of ten articles under the terms of which China agrees first, not to construct the Hlshmintui.-Fakumen railroad without consulting Japan; second, in the event that the Kirin railroad be extended to the Korean border, half the capital required will be borrowed from Japan; third, Japan is given the right to work the mines in the Fushun and Yentai districts; fourth, Japan will construct the extension of the Yinkow railroad; fifth, there shall be joint exploitation of the mines in the zone reached by the Manchurlan and Antung-Mukden railroad lines; sixth, China agrees to open four trade marts in the Chientao district between Korea and Manchuria; the Koreans living therein shall be under the jurisdiction of Japan, while those residing outside the marts shall be under the jurisdiction of China except that Japan shall have the right to hold court in cases calling for the Infliction of the death penalty; seventh, China agrees that Japan move the station of the South Manchurian railroad to Mukden. Japan agrees, first, to recognize Chinese sovereignty in the Chientao district; second, that the terminus of the Hishmintun railroad be moved to the city of Mukden, and third, to indemnify the owners of the Fushun and Yental mines, the amount of the indemnities to be determined later. ? One of the most audacious and startling hold-ups of a railroad train in the east for years, occurred on the eastern slope of the Alleghany mountains early last Tuesday, when a lone highwayman stopped a Pennsylvania express with a dynamite cartridge, and at the point of a revolver com peiiefl me crew 10 carry muusauus ui dollars in coin and bullion from an express car to a spot in the wilderness. When the conductor of the train attempted to interfere with the robber's plans he was shot in the hand, and the bold bandit succeeded in making good his escape. In the darkness, however, he mistook a bag containing ten thousand new Lincoln pennies for gold coin and staggered away with it, leaving the real gold bullion to be recovered. When the news of the robbery reached the railroad and express company they immediately ordered every available detective from the east and west to the scene in an effort to capture the audacious bandit. Bloodhounds were put on his track, but up to late Wednesday no trace of the man had been found. The looted train was made up of an engine, three express cars and two sleeping coaches filled with passengers. At about 1.30 a. m., it was running through Lewistown Narrows when suddenly a dynamite cap exploded and the engine driver brought the train to a standstill. Then he was confronted by a masked figure holding a revolver in either hand. "Are there any mail cars on this train?" demanded the highwayman. "No," was the reply of the startled engineer. The engine crew was then forced at the .point of the gun to accompany the robber to the first express car. A revolver was pointed at the messenger's head and threatening to blow up the car with dynamite, the robber forced the messengers of the two express cars and engine crew to carry all the gold and bullion stacked In the first car to the side of the tracks. Conductor I. R. Poffenberger of Harrisburg, Pa., who came up while this work was being accomplished, was ordered back by the bandit, who emptied one of his revolvers at him, one of the shots penetrating his hand and the others grazing his body. Despite the appearance of three passengers, who had been awakened by the shooting, the robber calmly ordered the crew back on the train and compelled them to steam away, leaving the bullion beside the track. It was recovered later by a posse sent on a special train. When the train was leaving, he called out: "Goodbye, and good luck: I hope to see you again." It was reported that in addition to the missing pennies several thousand dollars In currency were missing, but the express company officials refuse to announce the exact amount of their loss. Agent Hamaker of Lewistown. sent a safe to the scene of the robbery to receive six bags of pennies, on which the seals had not been broken, but which had been cut open with a sharp knife to ascertain the contents and abandoned by the robber in disgust. With practically every detective and officer employed by the railroad, assisted by special detectives employed by the Adams Express company, engaged in a search for the lone bandit, the prediction was made Tuesday by Pennsylvania officers that his apprehension is but a few hours off. The highwayman, it is said, took $5,000 in bullion and $200 in pennies from the car, and all of this has been found along the rails but $65. She ^Jorfeiillc (j-nquirrr. Entered at the Postufflce in Yorkvllle as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.? FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 3, 1909. AT last they have reached the North Pole; but somebody will have to wrap the equator around It, before It will be possible to get up a real estate boom. AN Atlanta physician reports the development of a case of pellagra in a patient who claims that he has never eaten corn or maize In any form. Possibly, after all, our greatest of food crops will be relieved of the bad name It has been getting. They may call Governor Brown of Georgia as many kinds of a demagogue as they want to; but when he shows as he has, that the rich educated criminal of social standing, must have the same kind of punishment for crime as is meted out to the ignorant and vicious, we beg to say that he Is the kind of a man who has our confidence and respect. AT last the North Pole has been found and by an American, who has marked the spot with the flag-. Just what the practical value of the achievement Is, It would be difficult to define; but there is no doubt of the fact that there is a large measure of satisfaction in it to the whole world. All true Americans are broad enough to have rejoiced at the success of anybody of any nationality; but they have a right to even greater rejoicing in the fact that it was an American who did the thing at last The first news of the discovery was published in the afternoon papers of Wednesday; but the full story, as told by the doctor himself, did not come out until yesterday morning. It is reproduced on the first page of today's issue as it first appeared in the Paris edition of the New York Herald yesterday. The understanding is that scientists everywhere, accept Dr. Cook's statement as absolutely true, and his story Is being confirmed by telegrams and cables from as far north as civilization extends. The prohibition law, as it now stands, the work of the state-widers, so-called, but really the former state dispensary supporters, does not strike us as being intended to promote prohibition. On the contrary, we think it was intended to create a revulsion of sentiment in favor of liquor, and we think it very well calculated to serve that purpose. Among the tens of thousands of people who are opposed to the indiscriminate sale of liquor, there are thousands who recognize KaHava fViot linnnr hfla P^rtAin legitimate uses. These people include many who feel that they can without inconsistency take a drink of liquor when they want it, and they insist on that privilege. Whether they take liquor or not, they are unwilling to give up the right to have it about them so long as it is to be gotten. All people who stand for real temperance recognize this situation, and no wellbalanced friend of temperance is disposed to disregard it. We think the present act was passed without very careful consideration, and while we would like to see it stand, if we believed it possible of enforcement, we do not believe it possible of enforcement and we think it should be revised to the limits of reason, else it will soon enforce the return to the indisciminate legal sale of liquor, a condition that has been shown contrary to the welfare of the people. "Aviation* Week" came to its official close at Rhelms on last Tuesday. A gala breakfast was given by the committee of organization in honor of J the aviators. There were over 500 guests present. Bleriot attended with his arm in a sling, as a result of his accident Monday, and he and Glenn H. Curtiss, the American; Henry Farman, the Englishman; and Hubert Latham and Louis Paulhan, the French flyers, received ovations, the assemblage rising again and again to cheer them. The meeting at Rheims has been an enormous success financially. There were over 200,000 people paid entries to the Aerodrome Monday, and probably 100,000 more people witr nessed the flights from the hills outside the main course. The aeroplane companies took orders for fifty-two during the week, most of them from persons not before interested in aviation. This fact alone proves how powerfully the imagination has been affected by the wonderful scenes witnessed here. Manufacturers believe that sportsmen of every country will now begin to buy aeroplanes, particularly as the number of actual flights here during the week, estimated at over 1,300, were without a single fatal accident. This demonstrates that flyinc is no morp dancerous than was automobillng in its early stages. The cost of the different machines ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Speaking of his flight for height, Latham said that after he had reached an altitude of 500 feet, his engine, due perhaps to the height, missed fire continually and made it impossible for him to drive his machine higher. When asked what he would have done had his motor stopped, he answered: "I should have glided to the ground. I felt no apprehension whatever." More Cattle. One of the things most inexplicable to us in connection with the agricultural economy of this splendid section of ours, is that our people are so slow in realizing and grasping the tremendous opportunities that are offered through the avenues of cattle raising and dairy farming. We are quite well aware of the fact that nineteen farmers out of twenty are disposed to smile In more or less incredulous amusement at the idea of turning cattle raising, whether for beef or dairying, to a profit in this country, and really we would not think of contrarylng them, were it not for the fact that we know that other sections not nearly so blessed as ours, get along as well with cattle raising as their principal industry, as we do with cotton and corn. Just as cotton is the principal crop of this section, dairying and beef raising are the main reliance of most of the farmers of New England. The most striking difference, however, Is that while we have every advantage over the New Englanders with reference to dairying, we hardly count the industry as a possible source of income, while without it, the New Englanders would hardly be able 'to live. And to bring this matter squarely down to brass tacks, how would our own people be able to get along without milk cows? We have no more cows than are absolutely necessary; but Just think about what it would be if we had done at all. No doubt, there are those who have never thought of tho mnnev value of the cows that are in this county now, and they would hardly be able to take it in if we would say that this money value for milk and butter alone, milk and butter consumed, not taking into account that which is sold, is something like half a million dollars a year. The great feature of the dairying industry in New England is the income derived from the sale of dairy products. The people of that section consume at home all of these products that are necessary for their requirements, and derive their income from the surplus. Our people do not even produce enough for our own requirements and their sales, either at home or abroad, are of but little consequence. Cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, etc., offer a ready market for all the surplus milk and butter produced within some three hundred miles of them. Of course, our people have no such markets as these, and there are many who would at once suggest this as a reason why our dairy productions are so limited. But such an excuse is naraiy warranted. We cannot legitimately use It until we at least produce as much milk and butter as we can consume ourselves. It is probably fair to say that even if we had a market like New York city within twenty miles of us, we would not be in a position to sell milk and butter to that market until we had at least doubled our present production. Of course, it is understood that there are many people who would be able to spare something right at once; but we speak of the county as a whole?we refer to a surplus over our own needs. It is not to be claimed for a moment that our people are making intelligent use of the cow. It is hardly to be claimed that the county, as a whole, has a fairly intelligent appreciation of this invaluable domestic animal. On the contrary, the majority opinion really despises the cow. But just let U3 stop for a moment to consider the absurdity of this attitude. Are the milk and butter we are now producing profitable to us? If not, what are we producing as much as we do for? Why don't we cut it out? Suppose we admit that we only prodoce such milk and butter as we con sume, because we are absolutely compelled to, would that be any more creditable to our economic Intelligence? The fact as we see It Is, that the people of this section are not now consuming half as much milk and butter as they can consume themselves with unquestionable profit, and that we have not got half as many dairy cattle in this county as we absolutely need for our own use. We are quite sure that Increase in the number of dairy cattle will add to the wealth of every intelligent man who helps to swell that increase, and the greater the increase in the aggregate, the greater the addition to the wealth of this section as a whole. LAST YEAR'S COTTON CROP. Secretary Hester's Annual Report Is Very Interesting. Statistics showing that more cotton was handled during the commercial year ending at midnight Tuesday than ever before and that all records had been broken in the amount of cotton consumed by southern mills were the features of the annual crop statement of Secretary Hester, of the New Orleans cotton exchange. The document form:t the preliminary report of Secretary Hester's annual review of the commercial year. The count of the commercial crop showed it to be the largest on record, 13,825,457 bales. The previous largest commercial crop was 13,565,885, marketed in 1904-05. Last season's total was only 11,571,966. The very large total for this year's crop was a surprise to the trade, including both the bulls and the bears, and if the figures had been issued while trading was going on it is probable that they would have had a depressing effect on prices. The most important feature in the report, next to the size of the crop itself, was the statement on the amount of cotton consumed by southern mills during the season which closed today. Here all the records were again broken, the total being 2,559,873 bales. This point was regarded by the bulls as being even of more importance 4L/v U?/vlf T II Win LUC OlA*? * '1 IIIC CI up XI was taken as official confirmation of the many stories of the great expansion of cotton manufacturing in the south. The figures compared with 2,193,000 last season and 2,439,000 two seasons ago. In the point of port receipts another record was broken. Net receipts at all ports of the season were put at 10,062,845 bales against only 8,579,842 last year and 9,919,555 two years ago. Liverpool will have the first chance to trade on the report. Tonight the trade is about equally divided in opinion over the effect of the total, bulls claiming the bearisliness of the big crop is more than offset by the bullishness of the big consumption in spite of the claims of the bears that it is a decidedly bearish document. ? Spartanburg, September 1: At a meeting of the Anti-Saloon League of South Carolina held in the office of Rev. J. L. Harley, state superintendent of the organization, it was announced that a fight for state-wide prohibition would be made at the next session of the legislature. It was alsc rlonSrlnrl tn form o union ll'lth tian Temperance workers and publish a paper to be known as The South Carolina Voice. The meeting was held last Monday, though nothing was given out for publication until today. State Senator H. B. Carlisle attended the meeting and it is quite likely he will be selected by the Prohibitionists to lead the fight in the general assembly for state-wide prohibition. This resolution was adopted: "Be it resolved that a state-wide prohibition law should be enacted at the next session of the general assembly and such law should provide for its strict enforcement." Rev. J. L. Harley will be the editor of the Voice and Miss Emma Gary will be associate editor. The paper will stand for temperance and state-wide prohibition. The paper will be published in Spartanburg semimonthly. LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Enquirer Office?Would be pleased to recover a watch fob, ring and college pin lost last Tuesday. R. M. Wyatt?Announces that he is prepared to do various kinds of blacksmith work and shoeing at King's Creek and Smyrna. D. E. Boney?Reminds you that you will die some day and asks how it will be with your family. York Supply Co.?Says it is making3 very close prices on flour and wants you to investigate. Bagging, ties, cotton baskets and sheets. I. W. Johnson?Tells you that his store is the place to get Full Bloom and all other brands of chewing tobaccos. Evaporated and condensed milk. J. Q. Wray?OfTers specially low prices on various goods to close them out and has a word to say in regard to the quality of his shoes. Yorkville Hardware Co.?Again calls attention to the excellent qualities of Keen Kutter tools for carpenters. National-Union Bank?Publishes a clipping from the Rock Hill Record relative to 6 per cent money. First National Bank?Puts the matter of saving money up to the man who lives by farming. The question is of vital interest to the farmer. York Drug Store?Invites parents to send their children to it for all kinds of school supplies, including pens, pencils, inks, tablets, exercise books, etc. The Farmers' Institute next week will be something well worth while and all the farmers who can, should come to Yorkvflle and bring their wives for the entire three days. There will be some good seed sown, and much profit to those who give close attention. Postmaster General Hitchcock has practically agreed to accept an invitation to address the South Carolina Postmasters' association at its next annual meeting in Rock Hill, if the date can be changed from September 6, to November 8. That the change will be made is virtually assured. FOR KING'S MOUNTAIN. Up to this d&te the following subscriptions have been reported to Mrs. G. H. O'Leary, treasurer, in response to the request of the King's Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for funds to be used for entertainment and other ntxtastti)' puipuoco, vu uic VIWMIVII UI the dedication of the battle monument on October 7. The committee desires as much money as it can get up to several thousand dollars, with the understanding that any surplus over and above what may be necessary for dedication occasion, will be used for the erection of a pavilion for the accommodation and comfort of future visitors to the battlefield. K. M. Chapter D. A. R $ 50 00 S. M. McNeel 10 00 G. H. O'Leary 10 00 Miss L. D. Witherspoon 10 00 Yorkville Enquirer : 5 00 Harry McCaw 5 00 W. I. Witherspoon 5 00 Miss M. M. Moore 5 00 Miss Annis O'Leary 5 00 Thos. F. McDow 2 50 J. A. Tate 2 60 Dr. J. H. Saye 2 50 J. C. Plonk, Cherokee Falls.... 5 00 Mrs. S. M. McNeel 5 00 J. C. Evins, Spartanburg 3 00 N. B. Bratton, Guthriesville... 3 00 Mason Bratton, Guthriesville.. 2 00 Rob't. Witherspoon, Guthriesville 1 00 Cash 1 00 J. L. Rainey, Sharon 1 00 Mrs. G. H. O'Leary 5 00 Cash 1 00 Clarence Bratton, Palestine, Texas 10 00 Mrs. O. E. Wllkins 2 00 Mrs. R. C. Allein 1 00 J. A. Latta 5 00 Dr. R. A. Bratton 5 00 Mrs. Hattie White and sons, Rock Hill 7 00 Miss Mary White, Rock Hill.. 5 00 J. Edgar Poag, Rock Hill .... 5 00 E. W. Pursley, King's Creek.. .1 00 R. W. Whitesides, Smyrna.... 1 (To Miss Mamie Hughes, Union... 2 50 Window sale (D. A. R) 47 00 G. D. White, Charlotte 10 00 R. M. Bratton, Guthriesville... 5 00 Dr. W. M. Love, McConnells... 2 50 Mrs. W. B. Moore 6 00 Williamson Bros., Guthriesville 2 00 A. M. Haddon, Sharon 1 00 Mrs. R. Brandt, Athens, Ga.... 1 00 Miss Nan Cannon, Concord IV. c zo uu D. E. Finley 25 00 Capt. S. E. White, Lancaster.. 5 00 R. P. Roberts, Cherokee Falls.. 5 00 J. B. Cleveland, Spartanburg-.. 5 00 S. G. Finley, Spartanburg .... 5 00 James Cofield, Spartanburg 1 00 C. E. Spencer 5 00 L. W. Louthlan (trust fund) .. 1 40 Cash, Sharon 1 00 J. M. Smith, Clover 1 00 John T. Roddey. Rock Hill .... 5 00 R. L. Sturgls, Rock Hill 2 00 Sidney Friedhelm, Rock Hill.. 1 00 R. W. Cranford, Rock Hill 1 00 Ira Dunlap, Rock Hill 1 00 Dr. Tom Crawford, Rock Hill. 1 00 Dunlap & Dunlap, Rock Hill.. 2 50 Dr. R. L. Moore, Columbia .... 2 00 Total to date $361 90 All subscriptions should be sent to Mrs. G. H. O'Leary, Yorkville, S. C. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. J. W. Dobson of Yorkville, is visiting relatives at Tirzah. Mr. Claud Sherrer of Rock Hill No. 1, is to attend school at Westminster. Mr. J. Ernest Stroup left Wednesday for Davidson college for the session of 1909-10. Mr. T. N. Williams of Gastonia. is the guest of Mr. T. D. Turner In Yorkville. Miss Carrie Love of Sharon, is visiting Miss Minnie Whitesides in Hickory Grove. Mr. Ottman A. Rose of Leesville, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rose in Yorkville. Miss Fannie White of Gastonla, N. C., is visiting Misses Mabel and Estelle Castles at Smyrna. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Neely of Rock Hill, spent Wednesday in Yorkville with Mrs. H. A. D. Neely. Mr. Floyd Smythe of Fort Mill, is the guest of the family of Mr. J. C. Burge on Yorkville No. 3. Mrs. S. M. Jones and Miss Mary Brown of Chester are the guests of Mrs. J. C. Wllborn in Yorkville. Mr. John Dobson of Yorkville, has taken a position with the Roddey Mercantile company in Rock Hill. Misses Belle and Agnes Oates of Bessemer City. N. C.. are the guests of Miss Lora McMackin in Yorkville. Miss Mabel Berry, xVho has been spending some time in Shelby, N. C., has returned to her home in Yorkville. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Dobson, left for Atlanta yesterday morning, with a view to spending some time in that city. Misses Jennie Pegram and Bertie Dufi: of Gastonia, are the guests of Mr. J. B. Pegram's family in Yorkville. Miss Clemantine Gregory of Galveston. Tex., spent several days in Yorkville last week with the family of Mr. J. M. Brian. Mr. N. M. McDill of the Loan and Savings Bank, returned to Yorkville on Tuesday after a visit of ten days' to northern cities. Miss Margaret Sharpless of Baltimore arrived in Yorkville yesterday and will be in charge of the Thomson millinery store this season. Mr. J. L. Davison, who Intended to return to Texas, has secured a position with A. Friedheim & Bro., In Rook Hill, and will remain in South Carolina for the present. Mr. John Davidson of Pickens, Miss., spent several days this week with his sisters, Mrs. W. H. Herndon and Mrs. J. S. Mackoreli in Yorkviile. Miss Sallie Goforth of Union county, arrived in Yorkviile on Wednesday evening on account of the critical illness of her aunt. Mrs. Giles C. Ormand, on Yorkviile No. 6. Master Mason Carroll, son of Mr. J. E. Carroll, fell from the back of a donkey he was riding to water Wednesday without a bridle, breaking both bones in his right arm below the elbow. Mr. W. S. Gordon, of the firm of Herndon & Gordon, has been on the sick list since Monday, with a bilious attack. He has been at the home of his mother, Mrs. James Gordon, for several days, but information this morning is that he hopes to get back to work again today or tomorrow. Mr. "W. Gordon Hughes, yirho last fall bought the S. M. Jones-Brown place of 685 acres In Bethesda township, was in Yorkville a few days ago, and in conversation with the reporter, talked as if he Is remarkably well pleased with his bargain. When he made the venture in partnership with Mr. Ware of King's Mountain, sines deceased, a great many people thought that he had taken on a load that would be rather difficult to manage. He has a fine crop, however, and has hq? several offers that would yield Mm a handsome profit on his original purchase price. He is not trying to sell, however. Mr. Hughes is an unusually successful farmer, and what he will do with the fine plantation he is now on, within the next few years, will be something worth telling about. FARMER8' INSTITUTE. Practically everything is in readiness for the three days' Farmers' In~ a t a ? a ^ * ? ka1<1 im i hla 11 ?-* vr nn 9UIUIC IU UC IIC1U III LlllO vuuiuj uu Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, under the auspices of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture, and it will only require a first rate attendance to make it the biggest and most valuable thing of the kind that has yet been attempted in South Carolina. Prof. Ira W. Williams, superintendent of the Farmers' Co-operative Demonstration work In South Carolina, Is the moving spirit in this undertaking, and he is doing it for the purpose of developing all the interest and information among the farmers, in agriculture. The Institute wcrk this year is principally as a preliminary to future operations along the same line, and from the outset contemplated only two meetings, one at Bishopville in Lee county, and the other at Yorkville in York county. Both counties were selected by Prof. Williams, because he believes the efforts of the bureau would be met by as intelligent appreciation in them as elsewhere in the state. The Lee county meeting last Friday and Saturday was a big success, and Prof. Williams and others interested, hope for still greater success at Yorkville next week. The local committee In charge of arrangements has decided upon two sessions of the institute each day, the morning session, beginning at 11 o'clock, and the afternoon session at 3 o'clock, with possibly a night meeting Tuesday night to be announced later. The programme, therefore will be as follows: Monday. Meeting will be called to order by Hon. J. S. Brice and opened with prayer by Rev. E. E. Gillespie. Song by Miss Theodosla Dargan. Address by Hon. E. J. Watson, commissioner of agriculture and labor, on the Advantages and Opportunities Enjoyed by the Agricultural Interests of South Carolina and How to Improve Them. Address by Hon. O. B. Martin, on the Benefits to be Derived from more Agricultural Instruction in the Public Schools of the State. Address by Prof. . I. W. Williams on the Preparation and Cultivation of Crops. Question box. Tuesday. Address by Miss Theodoaia Dargan, president of the Rural School Association of South Carolina, on the subject of Rural School Improvement. Addresses by Hons. A. F. Lever and D. E. Finley, representatives in congress, along lines in keeping with the occasion. Address by Prof. Ira W. Williams, touching on the subject of Rural School Improvement. Address by Mr. R. R. Welch, of the Dairy Division of the Bureau of Plant Industrv. on the sublect of Live Stock and Dairy Farming. Question box. Wednesday. Address by Mr. O. H. Kyle, of the Bureau of Plant Industry, on the subject of Corn Breeding and the Selection of Seed Corn. Address by Mr. E. B. Boykin, of the Bureau of Plant Industry, In charge of the work In Darlington county, on the subject of Cotton Breeding and the selection of Cotton Seed for Planting. Address by Mr. A. G. Smith, of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Farm Management, on Leguminous Crops. Talk by Prof. Ira W. Williams, reviewing some of the most striking suggestions of the meeting. Question box. While it is understood that all of the speakers mentioned above are to be present, it Is also to be understood that the programme as outlined above Is to be flexible and subject to variations in order announced. Miss Theodosia Dargan, president of the Rural School Improvement Association, is not only a young lady of high intellectual attainment, and a fluent and interesting speakers, but an accomplished vocalist and will render some excellent music during the sessions of the institute. The purpose of the institute is to benefit the wives and daughters of the farmers, as well as the farmers. Prof. Williams und associates hope that there will be as many ladies in attendance' as possible. The benefits of the institute are to be absolutely without charge to anybody. There is not even to be a col lection. Such of the people as attend, and who do not prefer to bring lunch with them, will find accommodations at the hotel or at the boarding houses or restaurants at reasonable rates. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The local business people are now ready for the opening of the fall trade. ? The first bale of this year's cotton for the Yorkville market was brought last Wednesday by Mr. Darby, manager of the A. E. Willis place and sold to Latta Bros., for 14 cents. It weighed 597 pounds. ?At a meeting of the board of trustees of the Yorkville Graded school district last Tuesday afternoon, the action, whereby at a former meeting a part of the school grounds was sold, was reconsidered and reversed. ? Mr. B. N. Moore has collected from the different local buyers, figures showing the receipts of wagon cotton in Y6rkville from Sept 1, l'JOS, to September 1, 1909. The aggregate Is 15,024 bales, considerably the largest In the history of Yorkville as a cotton market. ? Citizens Interested have subscribed about J100 with which to fix up North Congress street from the intersection of Charlotte and King's Mountain streets to the mile post, and the town Is meeting this sum with at least a similar amount. This portion of the street has been In bad condition for many years. ? When it was first determined to take up and crush the heavy cobble stones in Congress street and put them back in the shape of modern macadam, many people thought that there would be an abundance of stones for the purpose and some to spare. But the crushed material is going down more compactly than when It was loose, and there will not be more than enough of the original paving iu iiiatauauiKic iuui -rfinuo vi the street. ? After a pretty thorough test of the respective merits of the two steam rollers that have been under demonstration in Yorkville for the past ten days, with a view to a sale to the town, the town council, on Tuesday afternoon got down to business, and bought the Kelly roller for $2,350. The Case roller was offered for $2,375. The purchase includes the roller complete with plow and harrow. The purchase was made on the idea that now that the town has inaugurated a street molilnr pamnnlim It will hp kpnt tin indefinitely, and the steam roller will be kept In almost continuous use. ? Willie people have different opinions as to the success of the season as a whole. It is a fact that Yorkvllle has enjoyed more good baseball this summer at less expense than the 'own has ever known before. It has not been altogether satisfactory, because the local team has won so few games. Of course, all reasonable people understand that everybody cannot win all the time; but then most people have a feeling that they should win a part of the time, and the fact that Yorkvllle has been such a persistent loser takes away somewhat from the pleasure of it all. That the local management has been perfect, we are not prepared to say; but It has been better than any the town has had up to this season. The Idea was to have '< a* much good amateur ball as possible, and the effort has been to use all the local material possible. In some of . the games the local players have ac- 1 quitted themselves quite creditably; but as to whether the record as a whole has been good, there Is difference of opinion. There Is a feeling that there has been less discipline ( than was absolutely necessary to success. There is a feeling that many of < the players are so taken up with their 1 own extra good opinion of themselves, i that they cannot appreciate the still i greater Importance of the success of 1 the club as a whole. There are those < who, when stood aside for other play- ] ers who, in the judgment of the man- i agement were better, took offense and ] rooted for the other side. There was i not that harmony and shoulder to y shoulder effort that there should have i been. But the season as a whole has \ been profitable. It has awakened a i healthy local Interest in baseball, and i there is reason to believe that there will be a stronger and more unanimous j effort next year for still better ball, i and more of it. There are those who i are determined that Yorkville shall j have a winning team, and if they just : continue to pull together until next , afioonn thow TiHIl <rat It \ , 1 LOCAL LACONICS. Until January 1, 1910. We will send The Yorkville Enquirer ; from this date till January 1, 1910, for ( 64 cents. 1 Hamrick Wina Over Hardin. i The election for senator to succeed 1 J. C. Otts, appointed solicitor, took 1 place In Cherokee county on Tuesday, ; and resulted In the choice of W. C. : Hamrick over N. W. Hardin by a vote of 820 to 640. Have Big Grading Contract. Messrs. Stewart & Jones of Rock Hill, have secured a contract for five mlle3 of grading on the Southern's double tracking work at Kanapolls, ; N. C. The contract is to be completed In ninety days. Clover's First Bale. Clover's first bale of new crop cotton was sold this morning Dy Mr. S. ' J. Clinton to Mr. Z. M. Niell. It weighed 610 pounds, and brought 12 cents. The bank of Clover, In accordance with Its offer advertised In The Enquirer for several weeks past, paid a premium of $5 to Mr. Clinton. Death of Mr. J. C. McKnight. Mr. Jephtha C. McKnight, died at his home on Yorkville R. F. D. No. 4, yesterday shortly after 12 o'clock. He had been In bad health for quite a while and his death was not unexpected. Mr. McKnight was well known as a most estimable citizen, quiet, un obtrusive, straight-forward and honest. He leaves a widow, who was Miss Alice Stephenson, and four children, Charlton, Zula, Gwlnn and Julia. The funeral takes place at Woodlawn cemetery today. Transportation to Battleground. The King's Mountain Monument association's committee on transportation, A. C. Izard, chairman, met at Yorkville yesterday, and arranged rates for transportation to and from the battleground on the occasion of the dedication, October 7, as follows: From Yorkville, Grover, Clover, and King's Mountain, |2 a seat in surreys or buggies for the round trip, or |1 a seat in wagons. Prospective visitors who desire assurance of being taken care of, should write one of the following committeemen as far as possible in advance, so as to bring the information certainly not later than October 6: H. G. Brown, Yorkville, S. C.; D. C. Keeter, Grover, N. C.; A. J. Quinn, Clover, S. C.; Capt. F. Dllling, King's Mountain, N. C. Additions to Executive Committee. At a meeting of the executive committee of the King's Mountain Monument association this morning, on motion of Hon. E. Y. Webb, the names of the following1 North Carolina citizens, who are interested In the success of the dedication exercises on October 7, were unanimously added as members of the central organization: O. F. Mason, C. C. Cornwell, J. R. Lewis and E. L. Wilson of Dallas; R. R. Ray, McAdenville; Sloan Robison, Lowell: D. A. Tompkins, W. H. Twitty, W. C. Dowd, J. P. Caldwell, Judge A. Burwell, Chas. W. Tlllett, W. C. Maxwell, Mayor T. W. Hawkins, Jas. A. Bell, Herlot Clarkson, Wade H. Harris, W. M. Long, Charlotte; George Blanton, J. C. Smith, C. R. Hoey, Robt. C. Ryburn, A. C. Miller, J. D. Lineberger, Shelby; H. F. Schenck, Lawndale; Capt. F. Dilllng, W. A. Mauney and R. S. Plonk, King's Mountain; J. K. Dixon, T. L. Craig, C. B. Armstrong, W. T. Rankin, George A. Gray, Gastonia. MERE-MENTION. Seven children, inmates of a Catholic orphanage of New York city, were burned to death by an early morning fire Tuesday. About 600 other children escaped from the building. President Diaz of Mexico, has donated $30,000 to the relief of his countrymen in the vicinity of Monterey from the recent floods.- The property loss Is now estimated at $35,000,000 to $50,000,000, the loss of life at 1,200 and the homeless at 20,000. A severe earthquake was felt at Rome, Italy on Tuesday. The damage wa3 small George Clark, an employe of a lumber mill in Atlanta, Ga., was killed Tuesday by a splinter, which flew from a piece of timber, which was being sawed by a large rip-saw Advices from Pittsburg are to the effect that the strike of the Pressed Steel Car company's employes at McKee's Rocks, Pa, is soon to end. The car company Is facing prosecutions by the state and Federal authorities for violation of various laws. ....The American National Red Cross society, has sent $2,000 to the relief of the Monterey, Mexico, flood sufferers and is asking for $100,000 more.... A tunnel watchman frustrated a plot of four highwaymen to rob a Cleveland and Pittsburg train near Mineral City, O., Tuesday morning. The robbers intended to wreck the train in a tunnel. One of the highwaymen was shot to death and the watchman was fatally wounded... .The 2,000 passengers arriving at New York last week on the steamship Carpathia, were unknowingly exposed to smallpox contagion by a fellow-passenger, who broke out after the vessel left Gibraltar. Th? 9 non nasseneers are now scatter ed all over the United States When John W. Gates, the financier of New York, met the Rev. Mr. Foster, at Seattle, Wash., Monday, he gave the preacher a check for $ 1,000, with the remark, "When you married me forty years ago, I only gave you $5; I'll make up for it now." The steamship Mauretania on Its last eastward trip, cut the actual time from the New York docks to the railway station in London, to five days and nine hours, the quickest time on record A dispatch from Salonlca, Asiatic Turkey, brings the news that Abdul Hamld, ex-sultan of Turkey, is insane A New York news letter is authority for the statement that American bankers, during the past few weeks, have borrowed approximately $300,000,000 in Lor.aon and Paris, desnito fact that American banks have more money than they can loan to advantage. It is stated that the money Is to be used in financing railroad propositions during the fall and winter. The railroads will probably absorb 1,000 millions of dollars for improvements, building and refunding | during the next three years, says a prominent railroad financier A new city directory of two boroughs of , Greater New York, issued Wednesday, contains 503,769 names. The first i New York directory, issued in 1786, ( contained 854 names. Four buildings , furnished 6,000 names for the present ; edition Harry K. Thaw has been appointed librarian at the Matteawan insane asylum. j ? Lancaster, September 1: Cecil Rrnnm the nrominent young business 1 man of Waxhaw, who is charged with < criminally assaulting a young lady in 1 the Van Wyck section of this county i on the 23d of July and fled the country afterward, was arrested in Atlan- < ta today at the instance of Sheriff J. 1 P. Hunter, who has been indefatiga- I ble in his efforts to catch his man, i spending over $200 in detective work. . Under the assumed name of W. C. < Jenkins, Broom has been traced by 1 the sheriff in several cities, among t them Charleston and Savannah, final- 1 1/ locating him this morning in At- 1 lanta. The chief of police of that city 1 wires that the young man will return < without requisition papers. Sheriff 1 Hunter has gone to Atlanta tonight 1 after the fugitive. 3 ROCK HILL HAPPENINGS. ] Miss Wood and Mr. Wataon?Minority Members of School Board Fail to File Bond, But Will Continue to Fight?Sale of the Water Plant. Correspondence The Yorkvllle Enquirer Rock Hill, September 3.?The home 3t Mr. Foster Wood on West Main street was the scene of a beautiful < marriage ceremony Wednesday night, < ivhen his daughter, Miss Beuna Vista, 1 became the bride of Mr. John H. Wat- I son of Greenville. The ceremony was ' performed by Rev. H. R. Mills, pas- < tor of St. John's M. E. church, In the < presence of a number of relatives and < 3. few Intimate friends. A bountiful < wedding supper was served lmmedi- 1 itely after the ceremony and at 10.20 I the couple left for an extended trip I north, after which they will return to i Sreenville, their future home. Another marriage of much Interest 1 TT'H --"i *V?lo An^li*A nr\m mil. 1 in xvock nm auu uuo cuiu? wmh?mw nlty wad that on Wednesday evening, 1 at Ebenezer church, of Miss Martha ' Steele Smith, daughter of Mr. and 1 Mrs. A. K. Smith of Ebenezer, to Mr. ' John J. Bailee of Pineville. The beau- 1 tiful and impressive ceremony, uniting i these two lives, was performed by Rev. J. T. Dendy, the bride's pastor, assisted by Rev. Jos. Wilson of Bas- i comvllle, a former teacher at Ebene- < zer academy. Immediately after the ceremony, the bridal party drove to i the home of the bride's parents, where ; a reception was tendered and an elegant wedding supper was served, i about 200 guests being present Later i In the evening Mr. and Mrs. Bailes left on the north bound train for New York city, where they will spend the i winter. At the time of the death of his father a few years ago, Mr. Bailes was taking a course in law in New York, and he returns to that city now i to finish the course. The minority members of the Rock Hill school board, failed on Tuesday to file a bond of 13,000 as required by the order of Judge Memminger, thus dissolving the injunction granted by Judge Cage against the sale of the High School property to Winthrop college, on motion of the three minority members of the board?Messrs. Cherry, Jones and Wilson. These gentlemen, however, will continue their fight against the sale of that property and the matter will come up at the November term of court for this coun ty. One of the majority trustees, Capt. Roddey, having died since the board voted 4 to 3 in favor of selling the property. The question for the court to settle now is, whether or not the three surviving members of the majority can pass a title to the property,, and proceed with the sale. At the receiver's sale on Tuesday of the entire plant and franchise of the local Water, Light and Power plant, the property. was purchased by Mr. Martin Maioney of Philadelphia, the biggest bondholder of the company owning the plant, for $80,000. Mr. Maioney was the only bidder on the property. Mr. Maioney promises to make all necessary Improvements in the plant at an early date and to furnish an ample supply of water for all purposes. This is an old song to the people of Rock Hill, however, and not a few are inclined to attach but very little importance to these promises of improvements. It is hoped, however, that they will be carried out. On account of the contractor not being able to finish work on the new dining room and kitchen at Winthrop college, the opening has been postponed ? * 1?- 1 e 4? Ack\r on. irom sepieinutrr io, iu uic uaj ?.?announced in the catalogue, to September 29. This announcement was made by President Johnson on Thursday. The Arcade mill baseball nine, which is a fast amateur team, will play a double-header with a team from Concord, N. C., In this city Friday afternoon, and a third game will be played Saturday afternoon. Mr. W. C. Blggers sold the second bale of new cotton on this market on Tuesday, and Mr. R. U Sturgis put a bale on the markoc the next day, Wednesday, September 1. Reports as to the condition of the cotton crop In this section are very discouraging. Mr. C. A. Carter, superintendent of Mr. T. L. Johnston's Smith's Turnout farm, was right painfully hurt Thursday morning by being thrown by a mule. Mr. Wade B. Roddey, for several years past secretary and treasurer of the Rock Hill Buggy company, has resigned that position to accept a position as secretary of the Wymojo Cotton mill, succeeding Mr. Sims Wylie, who with his wife, has returned to New York city. NEWS FROM SHARON. Tennis Growinfl Popular?Bank Almost Ready For Busineee Blairaville District Loses Levy. CorrMDondracc of the "orkrtllo bnouitor. Sharon, September 2.?The writer notes that the young people have been playing tennis quite a lot for the past two or three weeks. We are glad to see introduced a game In which our young ladies ran take a part. The vacation of the farmer is about past, for "king cotton" calls them to the fields. The dry weather is making it open rapidly. The bank building is finished. The fivtnrp* will be olaeed on Monday next. Mr. Haddon, the cashier, is now occupying: the president's room and is getting: matters ready for the opening, formally. The charter has not come, hence the delay in transacting business. There is, however, an amount of writing to be done and other little matters to be attended to. The charter is expected on every mail, then Sharon will have a National bank. Mr. Mason Smith has gone to Charlotte to have his eyes treated. Mr. John McMurray left this mornfor Davidson to be present at the opening of the college. Dr. C. O. Burruss, has returned from his former home in Fredericksburg, Va., where he has been spending his vacation with his parents. Mr. Ed Byers has returned to the railroad, and is at work again. Mr. George Plexico has taken a position also on the railroad, and is now taking his first lesson learning the road. Mr. Plexico will brake or flag. Miss Leila Carroll was the guest of Miss Mabel Hartness for several days this week. lu lr* for the opening of school on next Monday. Instead of two teachers as we had last year, we shall have three this year. At a special election for a three mill levy, held In Blairsvllle school district, the levy was lost by a large majority of 27 to 3. REUNION OF THE PARR0TT8. Enjoyable Family Gathering Near Filbert. ' Correftpondcnce The Yorkvllle finqulrer Filbert R. F. D. No. 1, September 1. ?There was a reunion of the children, relatives and friends of Mr. C. M. Parrott, at the residence of Mr. H. O. Parrott, the Parrott old homestead, near Filbert today. There were more ttian seventy peopie presem, a muoi enjoyable picnic dinner In the shade of the trees and a pleasant time generally. Among those present were: Mr. C. M. Parrott, Mr. M. C. Parrott and Mr. R. F. Parrott, brothers, Mrs. M. C. Parrott, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Parrott and family, consisting of Claude, Jack, Guy, Misses Clem, Bessie and Nannie, and Mrs. Maggie May; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Parrott and family, consisting of Charlie, Starr and J. B. i Jr., and Misses Lola and Mary Emma; Mr. D. M. Parrott and children, Misses Mi id red. Mnrsraret and Sue Peters, and Master Quinn: Mr. Jesse C. Parrott and Masters Earle and Lindsay; Mrs. Thos. F. Jackson and Misses Mamie, Mary Lee and Hazel Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Parrott Ail of these are af the immediate neighborhood. Among the others present were Mr. Sam Parrott of Clover; Mr. W. C. Parrott of Waco, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. 31ass and Miss Ruth Glass of Clover; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McCarter, Mr. Gettys McCarter and Misses Nellie, Kate ind Frances McCarter of Filbert; Mr. Tames McCarter and Miss Ethel McCarter of Yorkville No. 6; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Youngblood and Misses Marie ind Lesslie Youngblood and Mr. R. B. JToungblood of Yorkville No. 6; Mr. 5V. S. Hogue, Master John Hogue and Misses Mamie, Lena and Ruby Hogue )f Yorkville No. 2; Mrs. F. E. Cato of Pageland, S. C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller, Misses Laurie and Barnette Miller and Messrs. Harry and John W. Miller of Yorkvllle No. ?; Misses Lena ind Maude Nichols of Little Rock, \rk.; Mlsaes Ewart Nichols and Sarah Turner of Yorkvllle No. 6; Mr. a Clyde Boyd of Clover No. S; Messrs. ^ Wilkes and Smith Gordon of Yorkirllle No. 6. 80UTH CAROUNA NEWS. ? Beaufort special to the Charlotte Observer: Beaufort has a white chief * jf police for the first time since the war between the sections, and the negroes in this heart of the black belt, which up to a few years ago when the llstrlct was rearranged, were accustomed to sending a negro congressman to Washington, are puzzled and put )ut to understand the strange change. [t seems that the change In the situation has been brought about gradually by a class of working whites moving into Beaufort and becoming voters, -^11- tha a Hatnnm tin rload was almost the bnly white element In the city proper. For some years the city has been going forward under a white mayor, but a white chief of police is as strange and revolutionary a A Tact as a negro chief or mayor would ~ be In a thriving city In the Piedmont Bectlon. ? Spartanburg, September 1: The hr3t fatal accident on the Carolina, Cllnchfleld and Ohio railroad since construction work was begun, occurred >.# this morning when a construction train, carrying a load of steel rails and a gang of workmen ran over Rome Wilson, the foreman, and Joe Henderson, a colored laborer, killing both Instantly and seriously injuring an unknown negro laborer, cutting off one leg. The bodies of Wilson and Henderson were fearfully mangled by the car wheels. The train pulled out from Pacolet river camp this morning at < o'clock with the workmen and rails and had gone about three miles towards Broad river when the accident occurred. A rail slipped from the front car between the second. The workmen thought that the entire train would be wrecked and Jumped. Henderson jumped between the first and second car, and was almost cut in twain. Wilson, In trying to leap to a place of safety, fell between the cars and was crushed to death. ? Blshopvllle special of August 31, to the Columbia State: The Farmers' Institute, under the auspices of the farm demonstration work of Lee county, has come and gore and the far- fc in era 01 ine county ougni to o? improved If they are not The institute met at Blshopvilie last Friday morning at 11 o'clock, and it took but a short time to discover from the number of experts and the range of their discussion that here was a big oppor- -m tunlty for the farmers of the county. But they did not attend as they should have done, though many more came than were expected. These experts remained here two days and taught all who wanted to learn?taught them how to take "short cuts," told them how to solve those persistent little problems that are so often faced, told them how to do big things, economlcally, how to increase the average pro- f duction of the farms, how to decrease expenses, how to cultivate on less commercial fertiliser, how to prepare, how to select seed, how to work the crop. Almost the whole farm work from start to finish was discussed by H trained and capable men, each one \ having spent years in experimenting with his subject before talking about it and giving advice. It would be useless to try to cover in this article the ground as covered by the experts. State Agent Ira W. Williams deserves great credit for the ability with which he is handling this work in the state. If his institutes in other counties have as much genuine merit *n them as was in this one, it is hard to estimate the good they will accomplish. No farmer in reach of one should miss it The boys' demonstration work, of which Mr. O. B. Martin is at the head, is a big thing. The purpose is to in- k spire a love for scientific farming in the young men and keep them on the farm, or, better, send them off to an agricultural college and bring them back to the farm perfectly equipped. Twenty- seven boys in Lee county each has his acre, and next winter or fall . they will have an exhibition at Bishopvlllo whan thafr nrn^nnta Trill ho Judged and the prized awarded. Mr. E. B. Boykin gave the farmers valuable Information on the preparation of the soli for the crop. Mr. C. H. Hyde also enlightened them on corn and the preparation of the soil for planting corn. Prof. Barr of Clemeon gave In formation on plant culture, while Mr. A. G. Smith handled the subject of winter crops. Immediately before adjournment. Congressman A. F. Lever addressed the meeting, showing the willingness of the department of agrl- , v culture to hold them. The gist of his % speech, however, was explained In one of his epigrams, "You want more man and less mule on the farm." Mr. Lever Is very popular here and Is always a welcomed visitor. The meeting having adjourned, the speakers all left on the afternoon train for their respective homes. Department Report Bullish^?The agricultural department yesterday reported the condition of cotton on August 25 as 63.7 per cent of a normal, as compared with 76.1 per cent on August 25, 1908, and 72.7 on August 25, 1907, and 73.6 the average of the past ten years on August 25. ' * Comparisons of conditions by states follow. States, August 25, 1909, August 25, 1908 and ten-year average, respectively. Virginia, 73, 87, 81; North Carolina, 73, 80, 76; South Carolina, 74, 76, 75; Georgia, 73, 77, 76; Florida, 75, * 80, 78; Alabama 66, 77, 73; Mississippi 61, 79. 77; Louisiana 48, 63, 74; Texas 59, 75, 69; Arkansas 60, 83, 74; Tennessee 75, 88, 81; Missouri 80, 90, 81; Oklahoma 6, 70, 75; United States. 63.7, 76.1, 73.6. "^9 AT THE CHURCHE8. BAPTIST Rev. I. G. Murray. Pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at J 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. * Evening service at 8 o'clock. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Rev. T. Tracy Walsh. Rector. Sunday Services?Sunday school at 9.45 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Evening service at 8.15 o'clock. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Pastor. Sunday Services.?Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Service at York Cotton Mill Chapel at S o'clock. TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL. ^ Rev. O. M. Abney, Pastor. Sunday Services.?Morning service at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 4.30 p. in. Evening service at 8 o'clock. ASSOCIATE REFOKMJSU. Sunday Services?Sunday school at ? 10 a. m. ^ fecial goticfs. York Baptist Association. Delegates and visitors coming to the York association by rail will be met at Pineville, N. C? if they will notify Jas. F. Boyd, Fort Mill, S. C. ^ And We'll Beat 'Em. "Johnson's Specials" will play the Yorkville regular team next Tuesday afternoon at 4.30 for the benefit of the Monument dedication fund, B. M. Johnson. ^ Without doubt Qulfport never has seen such a crowd of people as was here to see The Mighty Haag Railroad Shows both afternoon and evening, the tents were crowded with people and in the afternoon hundreds :ould not secure tickets as the ticket ivagon was closed long before two j'clock. Every train during the day arought people to see the show and ong before time for the parade to aake its appearance upon the streets hey were crowded with people anx- ^ ously awaiting it, and not one was * lisappointed. as Mr. Haag has spent plenty of time and money on his itreet parade, making: It second to lone. Never in the history of Gulfport lave there been so many pretty girls, !unny clowns and good music In one larade. The Gulfport Times is sure 0 t voices the sentiments of the people vhen It says give us more shows like rlaag's.?(Gulfport Times.)